July 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

POISONBLACK: 'A Dead Heavy Day' Artwork Revealed

POISONBLACK, the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala, has revealed the cover artwork (see below) for its third album, "A Dead Heavy Day", which is scheduled for release in August. The CD was recorded at Soundmix Studio in POISONBLACK's hometown of Oulu with Kari Vähäkuopus and was mixed by Aksu Hanttu at Grooveland ...

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FIREWIND: Video Interview With GUS G. Available

Metal Mick from Metal Gods TV conducted an interview with guitarist Gus G. of the Greek metal band FIREWIND at this year's Download festival, which was held June 13-15 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, UK. Watch the six-minute chat below. FIREWIND had its latest album, "The Premonition", released in Japan on June 25 through King Records. ...

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OPETH: Audio Interview Available

Mikael Åkerfeldt (vocals, guitar) and Fredrik Åkesson (guitar) of the Swedish progressive metal band OPETH were recently interviewed by "Whiplash", a weekly metal show on Belgian national radio Studio Brussel, hosted by AFTER ALL guitarist Dries Van Damme. Listen to the chat in streaming audio in two parts: Part#1, Part#2. OPETH ...

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OCEANO Signs With EARACHE RECORDS

Earache Records has announced the signing of the Chicago death metal band OCEANO to a multi-album, worldwide recording deal. Conceived in 2006, OCEANO "comprises of former members of several Chicago metal outfits, and together are rapidly becoming one of the standouts of the Chicago extreme metal scene.," according to a press release. "Describing themselves as ...

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Getting 'Schooled' On Drums By GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA

Kevin Donahue, an amateur drummer who works as a Surgical Coordinator at Children's Hospital in Boston, recently won a drumming lesson with GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna as part of Entercom Radio's "Get Schooled" program via the local radio station WAAF FM. "Ironically, a friend of mine is actually friends with Sully," Donahue told

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WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK Guitarist RON JARZOMBEK Checks In

Guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, BLOTTED SCIENCE) has issued the following update: "Well, what do you know? BLOTTED SCIENCE finally got a chance to play together live! Yes! Eight months after our first release, 'The Machinations Of Dementia', and we’re finally in the same room together with our musical instruments! After a few months ...

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