August 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

Former KORN Guitarist Schedules More Solo Tour Dates

Former KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch is set to launch the second leg of his first-ever solo U.S. tour in support of his debut album, "Save Me From Myself", which was released in September 2008 on his Driven Music Group label. With a new band at his side — Scott Von Heldt (guitar), Ralph Patlan ...

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PELICAN Completes Work On New Album

Chicago's PELICAN is in the studio putting the finishing touches on its fourth studio album, entitled "What We All Come To Need". Described by guitarist Laurent Lebec as "the most perfect synthesis of everything we've done to date, sonically," the CD is "a giant step forward within the complex, intricate, beautiful and crushing sound PELICAN ...

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VERTIGO STEPS: 'Fire Eaters' Video Released

"Fire Eaters", the new video from the Portuguese metal act VERTIGO STEPS — the ambitious offspring of Bruno A (ARCANE WISDOM, UNDERSTREAM, REDSTAINS) — can be viewed below. The track comes off VERTIGO STEPS' self-titled debut album, which was recorded at UltraSoundStudios with Daniel Cardoso. The material, according to its author, "travel[s] through a melancholic ...

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JAMES HETFIELD Gets Covered In Pies For 46th Birthday

Video footage of METALLICA frontman James Hetfield getting covered in cream pies for his birthday at the conclusion of the band's performance at the Sonisphere festival on Sunday, August 2 at the legendary Knebworth Park, United Kingdom can be viewed below. Hetfield turned 46 on Monday (August 3). One of the most influential figures in ...

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MACHINAE SUPREMACY Parts Ways With Drummer

Drummer Tomas Nilsén has left Swedish metallers MACHINAE SUPREMACY due to "personal reasons." Commented the band: "As unfortunate as this is, Tomas could not have picked a better time [to leave]. We are currently focused on producing material for our upcoming album and can therefore take our time finding a replacement for Tomas without it ...

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