July 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

Former THE CROWN Guitarist On New Project: Don't Call It A Reunion

Four former members of the now-defunct Swedish death/thrash act THE CROWN have reunited in a brand new project which is currently working on its debut album. Magnus Olsfelt (bass), Marko Tervonen (guitar), Marcus Sunesson (lead guitar) and Janne Saarenpää (drums) have joined forces with an as-yet-undisclosed singer and are recording a collection of tunes which ...

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GIRLSCHOOL To Release 30th-Anniversary Album In October

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL will release its 30th-anniversary album in October via Wacken Records/SPV. The CD will reportedly feature a plethora of special guests, including Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH), Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO), Lemmy and Phil Campbell from MOTÖRHEAD, "Fast" Eddie Clarke (FASTWAY, ex-MOTÖRHEAD) and a couple of members ...

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MYGRAIN Announces New Guitarist

Finnish melodic death metal act MYGRAIN has announced the addition of guitarist Teemu Ylämäki (MISERY INC.) to the group's ranks. Commented the band in a statement: "OK, so let's make it public now: we decided to make our gig guitarist as a permanent member of the MYGRAIN family! We proposed him to turn to a ...

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OVERCAST: New Song Posted Online

OVERCAST — the reunited Massachusetts band which features in its ranks KILLSWITCH ENGAGE bassist Mike D'Antonio and SHADOWS FALL singer Brian Fair — has uploaded the track "Root Bound Apollo" to its MySpace page. The song comes off "Reborn to Kill Again" — a collection of re-recorded versions of more than a dozen ...

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BETRAYAL Signs With MEDIASKARE RECORDS

Mediaskare Records has announced the signing of the Los Angeles, California-based hardcore/metal band BETRAYAL. The group's debut EP, "The People's Fallacy", will be released on September 16 exclusively through iTunes and the Mediaskare online store. The effort was recorded at Undercity Studios and mixed by Zack Ohren (AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, FIRST BLOOD). Three tracks ...

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DESPISED ICON: Sayreville Footage Available

Metal Injection has posted video footage of DESPISED ICON's June 28, 2008 performance at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. Watch the clips below. DESPISED ICON recently announced the departure of bassist Sebastien Piché. He has since been replaced by Glassman's longtime friend Max Lavelle from GORATORY. DESPISED ICON released a "deluxe ...

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METALLICA To Be Featured In 'Revealing' BBC TWO Documentary

METALLICA will be featured on the BBC Two program "The Culture Show" on Tuesday, August 5 at 10:00 p.m. UK time. A description of the show follows: "Verity Sharp gets behind-the-scenes access to rock behemoths METALLICA on tour in Norway. Having sold close to 100 million albums, METALLICA are probably the biggest and most influential ...

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London's CAPRICORNS Complete Work On New Album

London, England-based experimental metal band CAPRICORNS will release its new album, "River, Bear Your Bones", on September 30 via Rise Above Records. According to a press release, "the sound of CAPRICORNS is a heady mix of crushing power and dark, subtle beauty that has won over fans of the heavy arts worldwide. Comprised of members ...

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