June 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

THE SHOWDOWN: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Tennessee's THE SHOWDOWN will release its third full-length album, "Back Breaker", on August 19 via Solid State Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Back Breaker 02. Cerberus 03. Clutch 04. Die On Our Feet 05. Give Us This Day 06. Load 07. One Foot In Hell 08. Tribal 09. Vengeance ...

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OPERATIKA Taps SYMPHONY X Bassist For Poughkeepsie Concert

New Jersey-based symphonic/power metallers OPERATIKA have enlisted SYMPHONY X's Michael LePond to play bass for the band's August 31 concert at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York as support for SONATA ARCTICA. OPERATIKA will release its debut CD, "The Calling", later in the year through Scarlet Records. According to a press release, the album has ...

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OPETH Forced To Cancel More Festival Appearances

Swedish metallers OPETH have issued the following update: "Due to Mikael [kerfeldt, guitar/vocals] contracting varicella (chicken pox), the appearances this weekend, Peace & Love (Borlnge, Sweden on June 26), Hovefestivalen (Norway on June 27), Metaltown (Gothenborg, Sweden on June 28), and Graspop Metal Meeting (Dessel, Belgium on June 29), have all been cancelled. We hope ...

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TED NUGENT: 'A 'Supreme' Court? I Can Do Better'

Ted Nugent wrote this in response to today's Supreme Court ruling that individual Americans have the right to own guns for personal use, striking down a strict gun control law in Washington, DC. Ted was recently re-elected for his fifth term on the Board of Directors of the NRA (The National Rifle Association of America). ...

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BRUTAL TRUTH Frontman Issues Tour Update

Reunited seminal grindcore/extreme metal outfit BRUTAL TRUTH has added a July 5 show at Kessel in Offenburg, Germany. Frontman Kevin Sharp comments: "To say my brains have had enough is an understatement the Serbian Castle fest was cancelled due to social unrest, which being a dad, I'd rather not be in a boiling pot. I ...

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BLEED THE SKY Ready To Hit The Road

Migrating back to its place of birth after a two-year stint in Los Angeles and sporting three new band members, Oklahoma City's BLEED THE SKY has announced it's ready to hit the road in support of its "end-all, be-all" new album, "Murder The Dance", released on June 10 and produced and engineered by Christian Olde ...

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HEXEN: 'State Of Insurgency' Track Listing Revealed

HEXEN, the Los Angeles-based metal band that "fuses the elements of melody, heaviness, speed, and technicality within the lair of thrash," will release its debut album, titled "State of Insurgency", on August 5 via OSM Records. The CD's cover art was created by Ed Repka (DEATH, MEGADETH) and can be seen below. "State of Insurgency" ...

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