April 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

MASTODON, EXTREMA Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

MASTODON and EXTREMA have been confirmed for this year's Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 27-28 at Brianteo Stadium, Monza, Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Saturday, June 27: L-stage: HEAVEN & HELL 21.15 - 22.45 QUEENSRŸCHE 18.15 - 19.30 EDGUY 15.45 - 16.45 EPICA 13.45 - 14.30 VOIVOD ...

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TRIVIUM To Headline 'Metal Hammer Golden Gods'

Floridian metal titans TRIVIUM will headline this year's this year's Metal Hammer Golden Gods ceremony, which will be held June 15 at Indigo2 in London, England's O2 Arena. Also scheduled to perform at the annual awards bash, which is owned by Future's Metal Hammer magazine, are DEVILDRIVER, SAXON, AMON AMARTH and ANVIL. The event celebrates ...

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PITCH BLACK FORECAST Recording New Album

PITCH BLACK FORECAST, the project featuring vocalist Jason "J" Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records), drummer Gene Hoglan (DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), guitarist Robert Reinard (NDE) and bassist Steve Rauckhorst (INTEGRITY, KERATOMA), will perform tomorrow (Saturday, April 4) at Peabody's Down Under in Cleveland, Ohio. Support for the show ...

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DÉTENTE Seeking New Guitarist

Reunited California-based metallers DÉTENTE — featuring vocalist Ann Boleyn (HELLION) alongside original DÉTENTE members Dennis Butler (drums), Caleb Quinn (guitar) and Steve Hochheiser (bass) — have issued the following update: "DÉTENTE is seeking a solid professional guitarist to fill out the lineup for a new recording and new tour; you will share lead and rhythm ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: Why I Turned Down METALLICA's ROCK HALL Invitation

In an interview conducted by Daniel Josefsson of Sweden's Close-Up magazine on February 28, 2009 at the Stockholm stop on MEGADETH's "Priest Feast" tour (with JUDAS PRIEST and TESTAMENT), the band's mainman Dave Mustaine revealed some of the details of his upcoming autobiography, which is tentatively scheduled for release in late 2010. The book is ...

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SYBREED: New Album Title Announced

Switzerland's futuristic metal band SYBREED has set "The Pulse Of Awakening" as the title of its third album, tentatively due later this year via Listenable Records. The vocals and the drums for the folow-up to 2007's "Antares" were laid down at the SDF studios in Lausanne, while the guitar and bass were tracked at the ...

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