August 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

MARIONETTE: Two New Songs Available For Streaming

Two new MARIONETTE songs — "The Swine" and "Through Veils" — are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. Both cuts will appear on the Gothenburg, Sweden-based metal sextet's sophomore album, "Enemies", due in Europe in October via Listenable Records. The follow-up to 2008's "Spit" was recorded with a team of up-and-coming ...

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SCAR SYMMETRY: Entire GRASPOP METAL MEETING Performance Posted Online

Video footage of SCAR SYMMETRY's entire 40-minute performance (with soundboard audio) at this year's installment of the Graspop Metal Meeting, which was held on June 26-28, 2009 on the festival grounds of the Boeretang in Dessel, Belgium, can be viewed below. SCAR SYMMETRY will release its new album, "Dark Matter Dimensions", in October via Nuclear ...

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REFLEXION Recording New Album

REFLEXION, the Finnish band featuring vocalist Juha Kylmänen (FOR MY PAIN…, ex-TO/DIE/FOR), has issued the following update: "We have started recordings of our next album. Drums for the totally 13 tracks are done and at the moment we're recording bass guitars. "Mixing of the album is scheduled to start on September 17 and the album ...

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VIOLENT STORM In Pre-Production For New Album

VIOLENT STORM — the band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE'S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino — is in pre-production for a new studio album, to be released in the winter of 2009. More details to be announced very soon. VIOLENT STORM's video for the song "War No More", which was filmed at this year's performances in the ...

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D.R.I.: First Tour Dates Announced

Hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) will return from an official hiatus and resume live performances this November, starting November 6 in Tucson, Arizona. The band's last show in North America was September 2004 when a proposed winter tour was abruptly canceled by the news that founding member Spike Cassidy was diagnosed with colon ...

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'Guitar Hero: Van Halen' Official Trailer Available

The official trailer for Guitar Hero: Van Halen can be viewed below. The fourth (and probably) Guitar Hero game of 2009 will hit shelves just in time for Christmas on December 22. David Lee Roth will be at the mic. According to IGN, Activision (via MTV) has unveiled the complete song lineup for ...

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KORN Frontman Featured In INFECTED MUSHROOM Video

KORN's Jonathan Davis is featured in the new video, "Smashing the Opponent" (see below), from the Israeli-bred, Los Angeles-based electronic duo INFECTED MUSHROOM. The song is the first single from the eighth studio album from INFECTED MUSHROOM, "Legend Of The Black Shawarma", which is due on September 8, 2009 via electronic music giant Paul Oakenfold's ...

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HARPTALLICA Announces European Tour

HARPTALLICA, the clasically trained harp duo which performs a series of arrangements based on the music of METALLICA, has announced a three-week European tour comprising dates in Denmark, Germany, Holland, Belgium and United Kingdom: Aug. 20 - Lubbenau, Germany @ Kulturhof Aug. 21 - Hamburg, Germany @ Ballroom-Hamburg Aug. 22 - Gouda, Holland @ De ...

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