June 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

CANDLEMASS With Singer MATS LEVÉN: First Video Footage Posted Online

Legendary Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS played their first show with stand-in singer Mats Levén this past Tuesday, June 5 at Debaser Slussen in Stockholm, Sweden. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert's opening song, "Prophet", can be seen below. Levén is a former member of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION and TREAT, who also plays with CANDLEMASS bassist/mainman ...

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Former WINDS OF PLAGUE/ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Keyboardist Joins EMBERGHOST

Portland rock band EMBERGHOST has announced the addition of keyboardist and backing vocalist Kristen Randall (ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, WINDS OF PLAGUE) to the group's ranks. EMBERGHOST lost its female keyboardist and co-vocalist Sarah Jennings to cancer in 2010. And while Sarah can never be replaced, Kristen's passion, style, talent, and dedication make her a worthy addition ...

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BYZANTINE: Sneak Peek At New Track

Video footage of Chris Ojeda, rhythm guitarist and vocalist of reunited West Virginia metallers BYZANTINE, performing sections of a new song, "Pathogen", can be seen below. The track will be included on the band's next album, to be released in November through Gravedancer Records, the new label formed by MuseBox VP of marketing, Josh Eldridge, ...

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DEE SNIDER's Son Releases 'Twisted' Single

Jesse Blaze Snider, the son of TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, has just released a new solo single, "Twisted", via Radley Records. An audio sample is available at Amazon.com. Jesse Blaze Snider is currently working on his first solo album with producer Matt Squire (KATY PERRY, PANIC! AT THE DISCO, ALL TIME LOW). ...

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'Rock Of Ages' Soundtrack Projected To Sell 12K-15K First Week

The soundtrack to the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical "Rock Of Ages", which features the cast — Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand and Julianne Hough — singing some of the greatest hits of the "hair-band" era, is likely to sell between 12,000 and 15,000 copies in the United States in its first ...

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Y&T To Release New Live Album

California rockers Y&T will release a two-disc live album recorded in November 2011 at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, California. The effort will mark the very first release with bassist Brad Lang, who joined the band in April 2011 following the passing of the band's Y&T original member Phil Kennemore. Commented Y&T: "This massive project ...

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