August 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

GEOFF TATE: Why I Spat On My Former QUEENSRŸCHE Bandmates

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate taped a guest appearance on VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" earlier in the month for an episode which premiered last night (Saturday, August 25). Asked about the cirumstances that led to the split with his QUEENSRŸCHE bandmates after nearly 30 years of working together, Tate said, "Well, really, it's kind ...

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SUIDAKRA Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Longtime bassist Marcus Riewaldt has announced his departure from German melodic folk/death metallers SUIDAKRA. He says in a statement, "After more than 250 shows and 10 years being in the band, I feel that now time has come to change my priorities a bit and see what else life has to offer for me. No ...

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BARONESS Interviewed In Vienna (Video)

Austria's Stormbringer.at conducted an interview with Allen Blickle (drums) and Matt Maggioni (bass) of the Savannah, Georgia-based quartet BARONESS before the band's August 5 concert at Arena in Vienna. You can now watch the chat below. BARONESS was involved in a road accident on August 15 in England when the band's tour bus ...

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KORN: New Video Interview With JAMES 'MUNKY' SHAFFER

Travel In Rock Music webzine conducted an interview with KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer prior to the band's August 23 concert in Saint Petersburg, Russia. You can now watch the chat below. KORN bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu is sitting out the band's shows in Europe this month so that he can be home for the ...

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VALONKANTAJAT Signs With VIOLENT JOURNEY RECORDS

Finnish metallers VALONKANTAJAT have inked a deal with Violent Journey Records. The band's debut album, "Tuomittu Elämään", will be released on October 12. The CD's title track will be released on September 7 in digisingle format. The "Tuomittu Elämään" cover artwork was designed by Ville Saloranta and Petri Lampela and can be seen below. "Tuomittu ...

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RATTENFÄNGER Signs With DARK ESSENCE RECORDS

Norway's Dark Essence Records has announced the signing of the Ukrainian band RATTENFÄNGER. The group's debut album, "Epistolae Obscurorum Virorum", will be released in late October/early November. Although RATTENFÄNGER is a new band, its lineup of Thurios on guitars, Krechet on bass, Vlad on drums and keyboards, and Roman on guitars and vocals, has a ...

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