April 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

TESTAMENT To Headline Poland's KNOCK OUT FESTIVAL

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT will headline the Knock Out Festival, set to take place July 11-12, 2009 at Stadion WKS Wawel in Kraków, Poland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: TESTAMENT THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN MESHUGGAH CYNIC HATESPHERE BLINDEAD HORRORSCOPE For more information, visit www.knockoutfest.pl. TESTAMENT played their first ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Schedules MUSIKMESSE Signing Session

Matt Heafy of Florida metallers TRIVIUM will take part in signing session at the Gibson Guitars booth at the Musikmesse Frankfurt 2009 fair in Frankfurt, Germany from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4. Matt is now an exclusive Gibson player. The Musikmesse in Frankfurt am Main is the world's leading trade fair ...

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ANA KEFR: Audio Interview Available

Ohio's "Maximum Threshold" radio show conducted an over-the-phone interview with frontman and keyboardist Rhiis D. Lopez of Riverside, California-based "philosophy metal" band ANA KEFR on February 28. The full program is available for download as an MP3 audio file at this location. An edited version of the ANA KEFR interview, set to film ...

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DIR EN GREY To Release 'The Rose Trims Again' DVD In May

Japanese experimental rockers DIR EN GREY will return to the U.K. for this year's Download festival, taking place at Donington Park June 12-14. "We were truly ecstatic when we got word that we were to play Download this year," comments guitarist Kaoru. "It's a festival we have always dreamt of being on and now we ...

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New MAYHEM Guitarist Speaks

Legendary Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM recently announced the addition of French guitarist Silmaeth (ex-VORKREIST; pictured below) to the group's touring lineup. He said in a statement, "It's a great honor for me to join such a legend. My experience with MAYHEM has been extremely positive so far. Within the band, we all have a very ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: More Tour Dates Announced

Long-running Venice Beach, California thrash/punk band SUICIDAL TENDENCIES has scheduled the following dates: Jun. 12 - Sebazac, France - Skabazac festival Jun. 15 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom Jun. 16 - Amsterdam, Holland - Melkwegg Jun. 18 - Corrios, Portugal - Cine Theato Jun. 19 - Bilbao, Spain - Kobetasonik Festival Jun. 21 - ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Crüe Fest 1' DVD Tops BILLBOARD Chart

The two-disc DVD set containing footage from last year's inaugural edition of MÖTLEY CRÜE's own festival-style package tour Crüe Fest sold 7,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at position No. 1 on Billboard's Top Music Videos chart. The set contains the full CRÜE concert from on August 28, 2008 at Toronto, ...

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GORGOROTH Mainman To Guest On WSCA 106.1 FM

GORGOROTH mastermind/guitarist Infernus will be interviewed live today (Wednesday, April 1) at 1:30 p.m. EST on the WSCA 106.1 FM radio station in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. To listen to the program live via the Internet, go to this location. Infernus recently won a court battle against vocalist Gaahl and bassist King ov Hell ...

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MASTODON: New Audio Interview With BILL KELLIHER Available

Kiwibox editor Steven recently conducted an interview with guitarist Bill Kelliher of Atlanta-based hard rock behemoths MASTODON. Listen to the 10-minute chat below. MASTODON's new album, "Crack The Skye", sold 41,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart. MASTODON's 2006 ...

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