April 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

Guitarist STEFAN ELMGREN Quits HAMMERFALL

HAMMERFALL guitarist Stefan Elmgren has issued the following statement: "I have decided to leave HAMMERFALL. The reason is that I have been offered a job as a pilot within an airline. "My interest in aviation has been growing very strong, and now I feel its time for me to take a step and be a ...

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INSIDIOUS DECREPANCY Confirmed For MIDWEST F**KFEST

Houston, Texas-based death metallers INSIDIOUS DECREPANCY have been confirmed for the Midwest Fuckfest, set to take place May 16-17 at an as-yet-undetermined venue in Chicago, Illinois. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: FUCK I'M DEAD (AUS) THE DAY EVERYTHING BECAME NOTHING (AUS) PUTRID PILE (WI) INSIDIOUS DECREPANCY (TX) DECRYPT (IN) SCREAMING AFTERBIRTH (WI) ...

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W.A.S.P.: Meet-And-Greet For Melbourne Announced

W.A.S.P. will take part in a meet-and-greet at The Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Australia on April 16 between 5:30 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. Patrons must have a valid ticket for the show to gain entry. In other news, for the first time EVER, W.A.S.P. will allow its fans to choose the set list of the ...

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TIMO TOLKKI's REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE: More Details Revealed

Former STRATOVARIUS mastermind Timo Tolkki's new project REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE will release its debut album, "New Era", on June 6 via Frontiers Records. According to a press release, the CD "is a masterpiece of melodic power metal, taking the listener straight back to the 'Visions'-era STRATOVARIUS. In fact, 'New Era' is the album that was meant ...

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1349 Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Norwegian black metallers 1349 have been confirmed for this year's edition of Waldrock festival, set to take place July 5 in Burgum, The Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 ALCHEMIST BIOHAZARD DEATH ANGEL DEATH BY STEREO FORBIDDEN HAIL OF BULLETS HELMET HOLLENTHON LIFE OF AGONY LORDI MORBID ANGEL MY DYING BRIDE ...

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ALL ENDS: 'Still Believe' Video Posted Online

"Still Believe", the new video from ALL ENDS the Swedish hard rock band featuring Emma Gelotte (sister of IN FLAMES guitarist Bjrn Gelotte) and Tinna Karlsdotter on vocals, Fredrik Johansson (DIMENSION ZERO, IN FLAMES' "The Jester Race" album) and Peter Mrdklint (EMBRACED, TENEBRE) on guitar, along with Josef Skans on drums can be viewed below. ...

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TIMO TOLKKI: 'STRATOVARIUS Is No More'

STRATOVARIUS mainman Timo Tolkki has issued the following statement: "It is time to stop the silence and announce what some of you have already been speculating. STRATOVARIUS is no more. "Last October I told the guys that I am stopping the band and told them the reasons why. "This letter is addressed to you, STRATOVARIUS ...

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