April 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

SLIPKNOT: First Glimpse At New Masks

Des Moines, Iowa-based metal giants SLIPKNOT have offered the first glimpse (sort of) at the new series of masks which the band will don on the upcoming Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival, set to kick off July 9 at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle. Check out the new "shadowy" photo on the splash page of ...

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BREAKER Reunites With Original Vocalist

Legendary Cleveland metallers BREAKER have reunited with original lead vocalist Jim Hamar. The group, which released the underground classic "Get Tough!" album on Auburn Records in 1987, will perform at this year's Bang Your Head!!! festival, scheduled to take place June 26-28 in Balingen, Germany. The band will share the stage with JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRCHE, ...

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DARKANE: Studio Video Diary Part 4 Available

Drummer Peter Wildoer of the Swedish thrashers DARKANE has issued the following update from the recording sessions for the group's new studio album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records: "So the fourth video diary is done. It includes the rhythm guitar recording and all that goes along with that. An in-depth explanation ...

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PHIL COLLEN, DAN LORENZO And More on Tonight's 'Talking Metal Live'

Tonight's (April 1) edition of "Talking Metal Live", airing on Live 365's Bionic Radio, will feature live interviews with Phil Collen (DEF LEPPARD), Dan Lorenzo (HADES, NON-FICTION, THE CURSED), Bruno Mascolo (DRIVE A), Ron Scalzo and Brett Aveni (RETURN TO EARTH), and "Metal Generation" author Darryl Keck. The episode will air from 7 p.m. to ...

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METALLICA To Play New Songs On Upcoming Tour

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has commented on the band's headlining appearance at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals, which will happen, as usual, in England over the August Bank holiday weekend from Friday, August 22 to Sunday, August 24. "Alongside the hallowed turf of Castle Donington there is no place in the UK that is ...

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RUSH Promises Surprises On Summer Tour

Gary Graff of Billboard.com reports: RUSH fans can expect some different songs and "surprises" when the Canadian trio hits the road on April 11 but guitarist Alex Lifeson says, "I'm gonna keep those a secret until then, I think." Lifeson tells Billboard.com that since the next segment of RUSH's Snakes & Arrows World ...

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MTLEY CRE's TOMMY LEE Goes 'Green'

Discovery Networks' eco-centric Planet Green has signed MTLEY CRE drummer Tommy Lee and hip hop superstar Chris "Ludacris" Bridges to star in "Battleground Earth", a reality competition that features the duo battling against the toxic forces destroying mother earth as they travel across the country on a 10-episode tour. The series premieres in August 2008. ...

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HATEPLOW: 'Everybody Dies' To Be Reissued

HATEPLOW the band featuring Phil Fasciana (MALEVOLENT CREATION), Rob Barrett (CANNIBAL CORPSE), longtime underground scene stalwart Crazy Larry Hawke, Tim Scott (REVENANT) and Kyle Symons (ex-SICKNESS) released its debut album in 1998. Poland's Metal Mind Productions will re-release "Everybody Dies" on May 5 in Europe. The limited-edition digipack title (limited to 2,000 copies) will be ...

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CROWN THE LOST: New Song Posted Online

Pittsburgh-based melodic thrash metallers CROWN THE LOST have posted a rough-mix version of the song "Blind Faith Loyalty" at this location. The track comes off the group's forthcoming album of the same name, to be released this summer. The follow-up to 2006's critically acclaimed "Reverence Dies Within", "Blind Faith Loyalty" expands upon CROWN ...

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