April 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

WARMEN: Japanese Edition Of New Album To Include ROXETTE Cover

CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman will release the fourth album from his WARMEN project, "Japanese Hospitality", on August 24 via Spinefarm Records. The 10-song effort includes two cover versions — "Separate Ways", originally recorded by JOURNEY, and "Black Cat" by JANET JACKSON, featuring a guest appearance by the Finnish pop/rock queen Jonna Kosonen. In ...

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PAPA ROACH: Quality Munich Footage Available

Video footage of PAPA ROACH's April 27, 2009 concert in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "eblinternational"). PAPA ROACH recently scored the second No. 1 hit of its career and first at mainstream rock stations with "Lifeline", the current single from the band's new CD, "Metamorphosis". Frontman Jacoby Shaddix told The Pulse of ...

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GEEZER BUTLER: Why I'm A Vegan

BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN & HELL bassist Geezer Butler has teamed up with peta2 — the world's largest youth animal rights organization — to shoot a brand-new pro-vegetarian ad featuring Butler as he picks at his bass next to the tagline "I'm Geezer Butler, and I'm a vegan." (See video below.) "I used to eat meat when ...

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KORN To Headline ROCK ON! FEST; Support Bands Needed

KORN is looking for regional bands to participate in the Rock On! Fest at The Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion in Gilford, New Hampshire on May 23. The Rock On! Fest is a tribute to the late founder of the venue, Bob Harding. It was Bob's passion to promote all genres of music and to help ...

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CHIMAIRA: 'The Infection' First-Week Sales Revealed

CHIMAIRA's new album, "The Infection", sold 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 30 on The Billboard 200 chart. CHIMAIRA's previous album, "Resurrection", opened with 16,000 copies back in March 2007 to land at No. 42. Commented vocalist Mark Hunter: "We can't thank our fans ...

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LACUNA COIL's 'Shallow Life' Cracks U.S. Top 20

LACUNA COIL's new album, "Shallow Life", sold 21,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 16 on The Billboard 200 chart. LACUNA COIL's previous CD, "Karmacode", opened with just under 34,000 copies back in April 2006 to land at No. 28. It has since sold more ...

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MYPROOF Signs With TRINITY RECORDS

Trinity Records has announced the signing of Japan's melodic metal band MYPROOF. The group's latest EP, "Pupil of Astraea", will be re-released in May with three bonus tracks. It will be available worldwide on CD and in digital format through iTunes. Formed in 1999, MYPROOF's full-length debut, "Reason For My Justice", was released in 2006 ...

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ROUGH SILK Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARZ Festival

ROUGH SILK is the final confirmed band for this year's edition of the Rock Harz open-air festival, set to take place July 9-11, 2009 in Ballenstedt (near Quedlinburg), Germany. The festival billing is as follows: A.O.K. AGE OF EVIL ARCH ENEMY ASP BATTLELORE BLUTSBRÜDER COPPELIUS CRIPPER D.T.A. DARK TRANQUILLITY DIE SCHRÖDERS DRONE ELEMENTS OF CHANGE ...

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THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER: New Ottawa Footage Posted Online

Video footage of the Canadian cult metal band THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER (a.k.a. PILEDRIVER) performing this past Saturday (April 25) at Mavericks in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada can be viewed below. THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER's first album in 22 years, "Metal Manifesto", was released on November 18, 2008. The CD was mixed by veteran Neil Kernon (CANNIBAL CORPSE, ...

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