June 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

DEAD SHAPE FIGURE Begins Recording New Album

Finnish metallers DEAD SHAPE FIGURE have entered D-Studio in Nurmijärvi, Finland to begin recording their third album with producer Alexandre Locher (also known as Xytras or Xy) of Swiss industrial black metallers SAMAEL. Commented DEAD SHAPE FIGURE: "This is the first time ever DEAD SHAPE FIGURE has used a real producer and done a proper ...

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PEARL JAM, ANTHRAX Members Guest On WORLD FIRE BRIGADE Debut

WORLD FIRE BRIGADE, the new band featuring Brett Scallions (frontman of FUEL, as well as lead vocalist with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of THE DOORS), Sean Danielsen (lead singer/guitarist of SMILE EMPTY SOUL) and Eddie Wohl (producer/mixer for ANTHRAX, ILL NINO, SMILE EMPTY SOUL, JESSE MALIN, 36 CRAZYFISTS and more), has inked a deal ...

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Was VALERIE BERTINELLI The 'Yoko Ono' Of VAN HALEN?

According to The Pulse Of Radio, former Warner Bros. Records executive Ted Cohen aleges in a new LA Weekly interview that VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen's first wife, actress Valerie Bertinelli, was at least partly responsible for the group's 1985 split with singer David Lee Roth. Cohen, who was an artist development ...

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KITTIE Drummer Interviewed In Kansas City (Video)

On May 9, In The Now Magazine conducted an interview with drummer Mercedes Lander of Canadian metallers KITTIE at The Beaumont Club in Kansas City, Missouri. You can now watch the chat below. KITTIE recently parted ways with bassist Ivy Vujic and was rejoined by Trish Doan. Doan was previously with the band from 2005 ...

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DRAGONSCLAW: 'Angels In White' Video Released

"Angels In White", the new video from Sydney, Australia-based "epic, aggressive" metallers DRAGONSCLAW, can be seen below. The clip contains footage recorded on the band's first tour, supporting Steve Grimmett (GRIM REAPER, ONSLAUGHT), in March. The track comes off the group's debut album, "Prophecy", which was released in January via Arkeyn Steel Records. Commented vocalist ...

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PHILM Members Talk About Making Of 'Harmonic' (Video)

A nine-minute, Rick Kosick-directed video clip in which the members of PHILM — the Los Angeles-based experimental post-hardcore triumvirate featuring SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, guitarist/vocalist Gerry Nestler (CIVIL DEFIANCE), and bassist Pancho Tomaselli (WAR) — discuss the making of their debut album, "Harmonic", can be seen below. "Harmonic" was released on May 15 via Ipecac ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Films Suicide-Prevention PSA

Las Vegas metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have announced a suicide prevention initiative promoting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In cooperation with the Lifeline, the band has filmed a public-service announcement, which will be placed on all broadcast, cable and web outlets interested in supporting the initiative. The PSA can be screened below. In addition, ...

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Early MORTIIS Recording Receives Exclusive Vinyl Reissue

Nearly 20 years after its original arrival, MORTIIS' "Ånden som Gjorde Opprør" will receive a limited-edition vinyl re-release this summer via the Italian label Ordo MCM. The effort, recorded in 1994, is from what is now known as "Era1" in MORTIIS' evolution, when the singly-named solo artist focused on creating epic synth tracks that evoked ...

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