June 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

OPERATIKA To Release 'The Calling' In November

New Jersey-based symphonic/power metallers OPERATIKA will release their debut CD, "The Calling", on November 17 through Scarlet Records. According to a press release, the album has been described as "the perfect combination of singer Slava Popova's harmonious operatic vocals, powerful guitar riffs and solos, melodic keyboard harmonies, intense bass (handled by Michael LePond of SYMPHONY ...

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MTLEY CRE 'Not Mad' At MTV Over Movie Delay

The Pulse of Radio reports that MTLEY CRE recently revealed that they are trying to extricate themselves from a deal with MTV Films, a division of Paramount Pictures, to make a movie out of the band's best-selling 2001 memoir, "The Dirt". Although bassist Nikki Sixx said in an interview with Reuters that MTV has become ...

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SLIPKNOT To Unveil New Masks Next Week

On July 1, SLIPKNOT, the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum nine-man hard rock enigma, will unveil its new imagery in an exclusive partnership with AOL Music, the web's most trafficked online music destination. This highly anticipated debut kicks-starts the launch of SLIPKNOT's new album, "All Hope Is Gone", which is set for release on Roadrunner Records in ...

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VOLBEAT Forced To Cancel Festival Appearances

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have cancelled their participation in the following festivals: June 27 - Klften Festival DK June 28 - Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting (13:00-13:40) BE June 28 - Stukenbrock Serengeti Festival (ca. 21:00) DE Commented VOLBEAT vocalist Michael Poulsen: "I'm in the deepest grief and saddest moment in my life. My best friend and ...

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SHAMAN: TV Gazeta Acoustic Performance, Interview Available

Video footage of SHAMAN (formerly SHAAMAN) the revamped Brazilian band featuring drummer Ricardo Confessori alongside guitarist Leo Mancini, vocalist Thiago Bianchi and bassist Fernando Quesada taking part in an acoustic set and interview on Brazil's TV Gazeta can be viewed below. The band's latest album, "Immortal" was released in November via Italy's Scarlet Records. SHAAMAN ...

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1349: New Video Interview Available

MetalKult.com has just posted a 19-clip video interview with 1349's Seidemann and Archaon. The footage was captured when MetalKult visited Norway last March and met up with 1349 guitarist Archaon and bassist Seidemann for a Norwegian metal pub crawl. Before the bar hopping MetalKult sat down in Neseblod Records' Maiden branch for a few warm-up ...

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MARIONETTE To Replace DEAD BY APRIL At Sweden's METALTOWN Festival

Swedish metal sextet MARIONETTE will replace DEAD BY APRIL on the billing of the Metaltown festival tomorrow evening (June 28) in Gothenburg, Sweden. MARIONETTE will perform at 17.20 (5:20 p.m.) on the Close-Up stage. Also set to appear tomorrow evening are IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, CLUTCH, CONVERGE, DARK TRANQUILLITY, AMON AMARTH, SOILWORK, SATYRICON, FINNTROLL and ...

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DARK EMPIRE: New Members Announced

Guitarist Matt Moliti of the New Jersey-based thrash/prog/metal act DARK EMPIRE has issued the following update: "I'm really pleased to announce that we can name the new drummer and bass player for DARK EMPIRE. Filling in the long vacant bass position is Randy Knecht, and taking up the drum position is Omar Davila. I was ...

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AMON AMARTH: New Album Title Revealed

Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH have set "Twilight of the Thundergod" as the title of their seventh full-length album, due this fall via Metal Blade Records. The CD title was revealed by AMON AMARTH frontman Johan Hegg during an interview with the "Tinitus" radio show, which airs on Norway's P3. "Twilight of the Thundergod" was ...

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