June 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

THE POODLES To Release New Single

Swedish hard rockers THE POODLES will release their new single, "Raise The Banner", on Wednesday, July 2. THE POODLES recently recruited guitarist Henrik Bergqvist (SOUTHFORK, TIAMAT) to replace Pontus Norgren, who left the group to join HAMMERFALL. The new axeman made his live debut with THE POODLES on June 6 at the Sweden Rock Festival ...

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FISSION: Two New Songs Posted Online

FISSION, the collaboration between BORKNAGAR/VINTERSORG frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) and VINTERSORG live session drummer Benny "Hgge" Hgglund, has posted two new songs on its MySpace page: "Pain Parade" and "Frequency Control" (short version). The tracks come off the group's forthcoming second album, "Pain Parade", due later in the year via Aphotic ...

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LEDYARD Recording New Material

LEDYARD, the Syracuse, New York-based band led by former BRAND NEW SIN guitarist Slider, has issued the following update: "Well, it's been a year since we have been in the studio so finally we have been able to find a little bit of time to get in there and record some new tunes! We have ...

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THE CLEANSING: Jail Or Rock 'N' Roll

THE CLEANSING, the new Danish band featuring former members of USIPIAN, has issued the following update: "Recent events have lead us to release some insider information regarding the [debut THE CLEANSING] album. "Toke [Eld, vocals] was taken in custody by the police during vocal recording sessions in March, only a few weeks before mixing was ...

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Heavy Metal Fan Vs. Pennsylvania Church

David Hurst of Altoona Mirror reports: It seems church services at Believers Fellowship Church [in Revloc, Pennsylvania] have become part of a rock 'n' soul showdown between a lively congregation and a heavy metal-loving neighbor. Since Joe Vermeulin moved into the former Holy Redeemer Church parsonage next door, church members say their services ...

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BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL, CELESTIIAL Team Up For Split LP

Seattle's BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL and Minnesota's CELESTIIAL have joined forces on the debut vinyl release from Bindrune Recordings. This conceptual union of like-minded musicians is a rare find in this day and age, but BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL and CELESTIIAL have again assembled beneath the Bindrune banner to explore the very core ...

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