April 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

CATHEDRAL: 'The Guessing Game' First-Week Sales Revealed

"The Guessing Game", the ninth full-length album from the veteran British doom/stoner band CATHEDRAL, sold around 700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 74 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as ...

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LILLIAN AXE Begins Recording New Album

Louisiana-based rockers LILLIAN AXE have entered Sound Landing Studios in Covington, Louisiana to begin recording their tenth album, "Deep Red Shadows", for a July 20 release via Love & War Records. Ash Sivils, who created the artwork for LILLIAN AXE's last CD, 2009's "Sad Day On Planet Earth", was responsible for designing the new album ...

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WITCHERY: New Album To Feature Guest Appearances By SLAYER, MERCYFUL FATE, DARK ANGEL Members

Kerry King (SLAYER), Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE, FORCE OF EVIL, DEMONICA), Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) and Jim Durkin (DARK ANGEL) have recorded guest appearances on "Witchkrieg", the forthcoming album from Swedish metallers WITCHERY. WITCHERY's lineup reads like the who's-who of Swedish metal: Guitarist Jensen plays with THE HAUNTED; lead axeman Rickard Rimfält rocks for ...

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CHICKENFOOT: 'My Kinda Girl' Video Released

"My Kinda Girl", the fifth video from CHICKENFOOT — the supergroup featuring Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), Michael Anthony (ex-VAN HALEN), Joe Satriani and Sammy Hagar (ex-VAN HALEN) — can be viewed below. CHICKENFOOT heightens the worldwide buzz from the rock supergroup's incendiary arrival last year with the Blu-ray and DVD release of "Chickenfoot: ...

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MALEFICE Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

British metallers MALEFICE have parted ways with drummer Craig Thomas and have replaced him with Chris Allan-Whyte, formerly of SHY OF THE DEPTH. Commented frontman Dale Butler: "MALEFICE and Craig have been growing apart musically for some time, and therefore we all decided it was a good time for everyone to move on. We all ...

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PERIPHERY: First-Week Sales Revealed

The self-titled debut album from Washington D.C.'s PERIPHERY sold around 4,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 128 on the Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at No. 2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and ...

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SANCTIFICATION Announces New Drummer

SANCTIFICATION — the Swedish death metal band featuring current/former members of GOD AMONG INSECTS, IN BATTLE and SOULDRAINER — has announced the addition of drummer Arttu Malki (SOULDRAINER, ex-AEON) to the group's ranks. The band states, "He is a solid drummer with tons of experience and he fit our style perfectly. Rehearsals are going great ...

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AC/DC: 'Iron Man 2' Cracks U.S. Top 5

"AC/DC: Iron Man 2" — which features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the band's studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008 — sold around 76,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. "AC/DC: Iron Man 2" has ...

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