May 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

STORM CORROSION Talks Vinyl In New Video Interview

Sound+Vision has posted an exclusive 10-minute interview clip with STORM CORROSION, the long-discussed and highly anticipated collaboration between two of the modern progressive rock scene's most innovative and multi-talented artists — Mikael Åkerfeldt of OPETH and PORCUPINE TREE's Steven Wilson. In the clip below, which was shot in a near-the-end-of-the-alphabet corner of a ...

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ELVENKING Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING have parted ways with bassist Gorlan and have replaced him with Jakob. Commented the band: "[Jakob] already recorded the bass in the new album and the ones of you that have already seen him live [on the recent tour with RHAPSODY OF FIRE] know he's got some skills! Obviously, this also ...

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MNEMIC Bassist To Miss First Three Shows Of European Tour

Bassist Simone Bertozzi of Danish modern metallers MNEMIC will miss the first three shows of the band's upcoming tour due to "some last-minute kidney issues." He says, "I'm feeling well already, but, unfortunately, I'm forced to miss the [dates] in order to take the necessary medical tests and treatment measures. No panic, though, 'cause longtime ...

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DEF LEPPARD: New Audio Interview With RICK ALLEN

Asheville, North Carolina's Rock 104.9 radio station recently spoke to DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen about the upcoming "Rock Of Ages" show on August 11 in Charlotte; the "Rock Of Ages" film; working on new material on the road; his accident; Raven Drum Foundation; "Electric Hand Rhythm & Change"; and connecting with people on a ...

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JOE SATRIANI: 'Satchurated' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Satchurated: Live In Montreal", the live-concert film from Joe Satriani, one of the most respected and innovative guitarists in the world today, sold 2,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 3 on the "Top Music Videos" chart. Commented Joe: "'Satchurated' DVD is #3!!! Big thanks ...

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A Journey Through SOULFLY's Discography - Part 3 (Video)

The third in a four-part video series — a journey through SOULFLY's eight-album discography with the band's mainman, Max Cavalera — can be seen below. In the third clip, he tells stories from the making of 2005's "Dark Ages" and 2008's "Conquer". SOULFLY's eighth album, "Enslaved", sold 5,900 copies in the United States in its ...

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MESHUGGAH: Dallas Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of MESHUGGAH's April 30 performance at the House Of Blues in Dallas, Texas can be seen below. MESHUGGAH's new album, "Koloss", sold 18,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 17 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released in March 2008, MESHUGGAH's previous CD, ...

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CRYPTOPSY Performs Brand New Song In Windsor; Video Available

Canadian extreme metallers CRYPTOPSY debuted a brand new song, "Amputated Enigma", during their April 29 concert at The Dominion House in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. CRYPTOPSY in January tapped bassist Olivier Pinard (NEURAXIS, VENGEFUL) as the replacement for guitarist-turned-bassist Youri Raymond. Raymond left CRYPTOPSY in December, ...

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SHADOWS FALL Taps DARK DAY SUNDAY Bassist For U.S. Tour

Ed Lanouette (DARK DAY SUNDAY) is filling in for SHADOWS FALL bassist Paul Romanko on the Massachusetts metal band's current U.S. tour. Ed earned his bachelor's degree at Berklee College Of Music and graduated with a master's degree in jazz performance from the Boston Conservatory. He cites his main influences as Jaco Pastorius and BLACK ...

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TIAMAT: Video Footage From The Studio

Sweden's TIAMAT is currently recording its tenth studio album, "The Scarred People", at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Siggi Bemm. An October release via the band's new label, Napalm Records, is expected. The first in a series of video clips from the studio can be seen at this location. TIAMAT's latest ...

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