June 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

OPETH Forced To Cancel More Festival Appearances

Swedish metallers OPETH have issued the following update: "Due to Mikael [kerfeldt, guitar/vocals] contracting varicella (chicken pox), the appearances this weekend, Peace & Love (Borlnge, Sweden on June 26), Hovefestivalen (Norway on June 27), Metaltown (Gothenborg, Sweden on June 28), and Graspop Metal Meeting (Dessel, Belgium on June 29), have all been cancelled. We hope ...

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TED NUGENT: 'A 'Supreme' Court? I Can Do Better'

Ted Nugent wrote this in response to today's Supreme Court ruling that individual Americans have the right to own guns for personal use, striking down a strict gun control law in Washington, DC. Ted was recently re-elected for his fifth term on the Board of Directors of the NRA (The National Rifle Association of America). ...

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BRUTAL TRUTH Frontman Issues Tour Update

Reunited seminal grindcore/extreme metal outfit BRUTAL TRUTH has added a July 5 show at Kessel in Offenburg, Germany. Frontman Kevin Sharp comments: "To say my brains have had enough is an understatement the Serbian Castle fest was cancelled due to social unrest, which being a dad, I'd rather not be in a boiling pot. I ...

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BLEED THE SKY Ready To Hit The Road

Migrating back to its place of birth after a two-year stint in Los Angeles and sporting three new band members, Oklahoma City's BLEED THE SKY has announced it's ready to hit the road in support of its "end-all, be-all" new album, "Murder The Dance", released on June 10 and produced and engineered by Christian Olde ...

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HEXEN: 'State Of Insurgency' Track Listing Revealed

HEXEN, the Los Angeles-based metal band that "fuses the elements of melody, heaviness, speed, and technicality within the lair of thrash," will release its debut album, titled "State of Insurgency", on August 5 via OSM Records. The CD's cover art was created by Ed Repka (DEATH, MEGADETH) and can be seen below. "State of Insurgency" ...

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THE POODLES To Release New Single

Swedish hard rockers THE POODLES will release their new single, "Raise The Banner", on Wednesday, July 2. THE POODLES recently recruited guitarist Henrik Bergqvist (SOUTHFORK, TIAMAT) to replace Pontus Norgren, who left the group to join HAMMERFALL. The new axeman made his live debut with THE POODLES on June 6 at the Sweden Rock Festival ...

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FISSION: Two New Songs Posted Online

FISSION, the collaboration between BORKNAGAR/VINTERSORG frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) and VINTERSORG live session drummer Benny "Hgge" Hgglund, has posted two new songs on its MySpace page: "Pain Parade" and "Frequency Control" (short version). The tracks come off the group's forthcoming second album, "Pain Parade", due later in the year via Aphotic ...

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LEDYARD Recording New Material

LEDYARD, the Syracuse, New York-based band led by former BRAND NEW SIN guitarist Slider, has issued the following update: "Well, it's been a year since we have been in the studio so finally we have been able to find a little bit of time to get in there and record some new tunes! We have ...

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