July 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

ORPHANED LAND Vocalist Issues New Album Update

Kobi Farhi, vocalist of Israel's ORPHANED LAND, has issued the following statement regarding the status of the band's highly anticipated follow-up to 2004's "Mabool" as well as the group's participation in the upcoming documentary "Global Metal", the new documentary from directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn of Banger Films ("Metal: A Headbanger's Journey"): "We are ...

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BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE: Video Footage From Recording Studio Posted Online

Atlanta, Georgia-based metallers BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE have entered a Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada studio with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR) to begin recording their third album. Tentatively titled "Dichotomy", the CD will be released later this year on Solid State Records. The first in a series of webisodes covering ...

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AIRBOURNE: New Video Interview With JOEL O'KEEFFE Available

Nikki Blakk of San Francisco's 107.7 The Bone radio station conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Joel O'Keeffe of the Australian hard rock band AIRBOURNE on July 12, 2008 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California (where the band was performing as part of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival). Watch the eight-minute chat below. AIRBOURNE's ...

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DRAGONFORCE: New Video Interview With SAM TOTMAN Available

Kerrang! editor Paul Brannigan caught up with guitarist Sam Totman of the British extreme epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE at a recent stop on the band's current Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival tour with SLIPKNOT and DISTURBED. Watch the three-minute chat below. DRAGONFORCE's new album, "Ultra Beatdown", is scheduled for release on August 25 via Roadrunner Records. ...

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HOLY MOSES: New Rehearsal Footage Available

Video footage of long-running German thrashers HOLY MOSES rehearsing for their upcoming appearance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be viewed below. HOLY MOSES is currently streaming an eight-minute preview of its new album, "Agony of Death", on the band's MySpace page. Due on September 29 in Europe (except ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD To Headline Huntington's X-FEST

Dave Lavender of The Herald-Dispatch reports that Orange County, California's AVENGED SEVENFOLD will headline WAMX-FM's X-Fest on September 6 at Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington, West Virginia. Other national X-Fest main-stage acts include SHADOWS FALL, POP EVIL, EGYPT CENTRAL, ANOTHER BLACK DAY and MIDNIGHT TO TWELVE. Budweiser Loud and Local Stage will feature ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Reportedly Working On Autobiography

According to a posting on legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin's official web site, vocalist Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, SUPERJOINT RITUAL) has begun writing his autobiography. Anselmo apparently revealed the news to Halfin this past Sunday (July 27) in Istanbul, Turkey where DOWN performed as the support act for METALLICA. Writing in the "Diary" ...

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MIDNATTSOL Recruits Session Guitarist For SUMMER BREEZE Festival

MIDNATTSOL — the German-Norwegian band featuring vocalist Carmen Elise Espenaes (the younger sister of LEAVES' EYES singer Liv Kristine) — has recruited Fabian Pospiech (RESPAWN INC., R:I:P) to play session guitar for the group's appearance at the Summer Breeze festival on August 15 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. "So far the rehearsals have been succesful and the ...

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