May 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

PARADISE LOST: 'Tragic Idol' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Tragic Idol", the new album from British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 32 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who ...

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PRONG: 'Carved Into Stone' First-Week Sales Revealed

PRONG's new album, "Carved Into Stone", sold around 1,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 13 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top ...

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PURIFIED IN BLOOD: New Album Artwork Unveiled

Norwegian metallers PURIFIED IN BLOOD will release their new album, "Flight Of A Dying Sun", in Europe on June 15 via Indie Recordings. The cover artwork was created by Jondix Mahashakti and can be seen below. A single, "Mot Grav", was made available late last month and can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Fills In On Vocals For DAVID LEE ROTH

According to The Pulse Of Radio, footage has surfaced online of the members of VAN HALEN doing their soundcheck before playing at Madison Square Garden this past February, shortly after the band kicked off its massive North American tour in support of its new album, "A Different Kind Of Truth". But one member of the ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: 'Shovel Knockout' Video Released

A previously unreleased video for the song "Shovel Knockout" from Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM can be seen below. The clip, which was directed by Jussi Hyttinen for FLC415 (MTV3, The Finnish National Lottery), adeptly chronicles "what happens from the time a live show ends through to the next gig in a new city" (i.e. ...

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ANTHRAX Performs SEPULTURA Cover In São Paulo (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX performing a cover version of the SEPULTURA classic "Refuse/Resist" on April 27 at HSBC Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil can be seen below. SEPULTURA's Andreas Kisser filled in for ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian at 11 shows in July 2011 while Ian spent time with his family following the birth of ...

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JOURNEY Guitarist: Reunion With STEVE PERRY Would Include ARNEL PINEDA

According to The Pulse Of Radio, guitarist Neal Schon says that the only way to see Steve Perry back on stage with JOURNEY would be alongside current vocalist, sound-alike Arnel Pineda. Schon, keyboardist Jonathan Cain, and Pineda spoke to The Huffington Post to publicize the new documentary, "Don't Stop Believin'': Everyman's Journey", which premiered at ...

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