August 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

DOWN Bassist REX BROWN To Sit Out North American Tour

DOWN/ex-PANTERA bassist Rex Brown has released the following statement: "It is with my deepest apologies to let you know that I will not be joining [DOWN] on the first leg of the forthcoming U.S./Canada tour. It has been mutually agreed upon between myself and the guys that I take this time to address some personal ...

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ECHOTERRA: Debut Album Release Date Announced

ECHOTERRA, the new female-fronted symphonic rock/metal band featuring Swedish vocalist Suvi Virtanen (ex-THERION), keyboardist Jonah Weingarten (PYRAMAZE), guitarist Yan Leviathan (AVIAN), bassist Brian Hollenbeck on bass, and drummer John Gensmer (EPICUREAN), will release its debut album, "The Law Of One", on September 15, 2009 via Blinding Force Recordings. According to a press release, "The Law ...

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PRIMAL FEAR On Upcoming Tours, DVD/Live CD Plans

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have issued the following update on their upcoming activities: South America: Ralf Scheepers (vocals): "It's so cool that we can add Colombia to our map and rock there for the first time. We're really sad that we can't play Chile this time, but to come back in three beloved countries ...

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KISS: New Album Rumors

KISS' much-anticipated new album is rumored to be entitled "Sonic Boom". The editor of Guitar Player magazine, who had a chance to preview five songs off the LP last week, wrote on Facebook that this was the title "they had on the studio TV monitors while they were playing the audio files." In addition, an ...

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HELLOWEEN/GAMMA RAY Tribute Album 'HelloRay': More Details Revealed

Norway's GAIA EPICUS, Germany's KICKHUNTER (featuring HELLOWEEN bassist Markus Großkopf), Slovakia's SIGNUM REGIS (featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/GLORY singer Göran Edman) are among the bands who will appear on the forthcoming tribute album to HELLOWEEN and GAMMA RAY, "HelloRay - A Tribute To Helloween & Gamma Ray", tentatively due in late 2009 or early 2010 via ...

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KITTIE: Performance Footage Of New Songs Available

Video footage of the Canadian all-female heavy metal band KITTIE performing the new songs "My Plague" and "Cut Throat" live on August 1, 2009 in Saginaw, Michigan can be viewed below. Both tracks will appear on KITTIE's new album, "In The Black", which will be released on September 15 through E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). ...

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BODY OF SCARS: New Music Posted Online

BODY OF SCARS, the Phoenix, Arizona-based band featuring JAG PANZER drummer Rikard Stjernquist and former 40 GRIT vocalist/guitarist James Santiago, have posted three new songs — "Smoke and Mirrors", "Bitch" and "First Degree" — on the group's MySpace page. The tracks will be included on BODY OF SCARS' sophomore album, "BOS-DOS", which is ...

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FIREHOUSE Members To Guest On LIBERTY N' JUSTICE Album

C.J. Snare and Bill Leverty of FIREHOUSE have been added to the list of guest musicians appearing on Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE's ninth studio album and fifth "all-star" project, "Light It Up" (formerly "The Cigar Chronicles"). The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Light It Up 02. The Other Thief 03. ...

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