May 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

HAMMERFALL Members Visit Bas Rutten's Elite MMA; Video Available

Drummer Anders Johansson and guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL visited Bas Rutten's Elite MMA on a day off (March 27) during the band's latest U.S. tour. Following an afternoon workout with mixed martial arts class instructor James Singler, Johansson and Dronjak had a few hours of rest before they performed a 90-minute ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON Schedules Phoenix In-Store

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton will make an in-store appearance at Raptor Guitars in Phoenix, Arizona on May 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Michael will sign autographs and the store will also have a few of Michael's new signature "Demon" guitars for sale. For more information, see the poster below. Wilton recently made his official ...

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HOLLENTHON Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Austrian symphonic extreme metal outfit HOLLENTHON has parted ways with bassist Gregor Marboe and has replaced him with a man named Max. The band said, "We played the first show with [Max] at the Ragnarök festival [which was held April 30 - May 1, 2010 at Ostbayernhalle in Rieden/Kreuth, Germany]. It was a great show ...

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SOULDRAINER: More Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Swedish death metallers SOULDRAINER recently entered Empire Studio to begin recording their new album for a late 2010 release. According to the band, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2007's "Reborn" will contain 13 sogns and "will be beautiful, evil, slightly more aggressive and heavier" than its predecessor. The group adds, "Prepare for an epic death/doom album ...

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OVERDRIVE Recording New Album

Classic Swedish heavy metal veterans OVERDRIVE are currently in the studio recording their seventh LP. The drums are being recorded at Studio Sound Palace by Johan Blomström (BLINDED COLONY, SPICE & THE RJ BAND, KAPTAIN SUN), who also mixed the previous album, "Let The Metal Do The Talking" (Lion Music). The new album will be ...

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FORBIDDEN: New Album Title Announced

Reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrashers FORBIDDEN are continuing work on their new album, "Omega Wave", at Sonic Room/Audio Voyage Studios in Livermore, California. The CD artwork has been commissioned from Kent Mathieu (FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, AUTOPSY, EXHORDER). The album is being produced by FORBIDDEN guitarist / songwriter Craig Locicero and Tim Narducci. All tracks will ...

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