April 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

SLASH: Australian Dates Announced

Legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) has scheduled the following dates in Australia in August: Aug. 11 - Melbourne, Australia - Palace Theatre Aug. 12 - Brisbane, Australia - The Tivoli Aug. 16 - Sydney, Australia - Enmor Slash performed the song "Back To Cali" on the April 12 edition of "Lopez Tonight", ...

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EVEMASTER Plays First Show In Over Five Years; Video Available

EVEMASTER — the Finnish "dark metal" band which features in its ranks BATTLELORE's Tomi Mykkänen — played its first show in over five years on April 11, 2010 at Club Rockstars in Tallinn, Estonia. Video footage of the performance can be viewed below. EVEMASTER's new album, "III", will be released later on June 9 via ...

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DEEP PURPLE Frontman On 'Smoke On The Water'

Harbant Gill of the Herald Sun recently conducted an interview with DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Herald Sun: How did you come up with [the "Smoke On The Water"] riff? Gillan: The best things happen spontaneously. We were recording an album called "Machine Head" ...

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SLASH On The Making Of His New Solo Album

FasterLouder.com.au recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. FasterLouder.com.au: You've named this album after yourself, but there's more collaborators on it than any other Slash album. Slash: Well, OK. I did that because it's my record. I made ...

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Original WILD DOGS Members Reunite

The original founding members of early '80s metal band WILD DOGS have reunited and are planning on making several festival appearances as well as writing new material. The band's first show will take place at the King Kat Theatre in Seattle, Washington on July 24, alongside CULPRIT. Dates in the Northwest U.S. with RAVEN are ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL RECORDS Uncovering Lost Gems

Beginning later in 2010, Heaven and Hell Records will launch a new series called "Lost Relics." Focusing on uncovering rare hard rock and heavy metal bands from the past, this series is by collectors for collectors. Over the past 20 years, a large demand has continued to grow for obscure hard rock and heavy metal ...

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COPROLITH Signs With VIOLENT JOURNEY RECORDS

Finnish death/black metallers COPROLITH have inked a deal with Violent Journey Records. The band's full-length debut, "Cold Grief Relief", will be released in the summer. According to a press release, the CD will contain "10 blasting and bone-crushing hymns of death, hate and grief." COPROLITH was formed in 2002 and has released seveeral demos and ...

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ARTILLERY To Enter Studio In November

Danish thrash metal veterans ARTILLERY will enter Medley Studios in Copenhagen on November 29 with producer Søren Andersen (guitar player in Oliver Weers' solo band) to begin recording their as-yet-untitled new album for a mid-2011 release via Metal Mind Productions. Commented guitarist Michael Stützer: "ARTILLERY is very excited to start working on the follow-up to ...

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