August 2013 - Blabbermouth Archive

EPICA To Release 'Retrospect' In November

Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA celebrated its 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed "Retrospect", on March 23 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The band was accompanied by the seventy-piece Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, playing an unforgettable three-hour best-of set. According to respected Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant, "The band wrote ...

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NOCTUM: 'Final Sacrifice' Album Details Revealed

Swedish rockers NOCTUM will release their new album, "Final Sacrifice", on October 29 via Metal Blade Records. The cover art was painted by Timo Ketola (SUNN O))), ARKTAU EOS) and fits perfectly with the album's raw, natural sound. "Final Sacrifice" is a fictional horror story where each song communicates a portion of the overall narrative. ...

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HELL: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

After disbanding in 1987, legendary British occult metal act HELL was reincarnated in 2011, with Andy Sneap (guitar) and David Bower (vocals) joining original members Kev Bower (guitar, keyboards), Tony Speakman (bass) and Tim Bowler (drums). Now the British quintet is about the release the follow-up to its highly acclaimed 2011 debut, "Human Remains". The ...

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DREAM THEATER's PETRUCCI, LABRIE Answer Questions About New Album - Part One

Part one of a new question-and-answer session with guitarist John Petrucci and vocalist James LaBrie of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER about their upcoming, self-titled album can be seen below. "Dream Theater" — the band's 12th studio release overall, and fourth with Roadrunner Records — will be released on September 24. Speaking to Ultimate-Guitar.com, Petrucci ...

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TURISAS: 'Ten More Miles' Video Released

"Ten More Miles", the new Jukka Salo-directed video from Finnish "battle metal" warriors TURISAS, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Turisas2013", which was released on August 26 in Europe and will be made available on September 3 in North America. The CD was once again produced by vocalist Mathias ...

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