April 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

PAPA ROACH's 'Metamorphosis' Cracks U.S. Top 10

PAPA ROACH's fifth studio album, "Metamorphosis", sold 44,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 8 on The Billboard 200 chart. PAPA ROACH's 2006 CD, "The Paramour Sessions", opened with nearly 37,000 copies — a drop from the 52,000 first-week performance of 2004's "Getting Away with ...

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MASTODON's 'Crack The Skye' Lands At No. 11 On BILLBOARD Chart

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 CD, "Blood Mountain", came in with just over 24,000 units — significantly more than the 8,000 first-week tally registered by its predecessor, 2004's ...

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METALLICA Breaks O2 Attendance Record… Again!

Not content with attracting the largest audience ever at the O2 arena back in September last year, the mighty METALLICA smashed their own record on Saturday night (March 28). 19,017 fans helped the band set a new high at the world's most popular venue. The feat was made all the more extraordinary by being the ...

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'METAL' MIKE CHLASCIAK: New Audio Interview Available

The latest episode of "Talking Metal" features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH and PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak. Pictures as well as the 45-minute podcast can be downloaded at this location. "Metal" Mike Chlasciak's (HALFORD, PAINMUSEUM, SEBASTIAN BACH) CMM Entertainment, LLC recently launched a

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DIRGE To Support STATIC-X

DIRGE, the new extreme metal band featuring ex-SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass, THE DOOMSDAY SOCIAL drummer James Knight (ex-THE BLANK THEORY, CHACOPA), vocalist Jeremy "Jerms" Genske, bassist Brian Paz and guitarist Matt Szlachta, will support STATIC-X on the following dates: May 17 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room May 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex ...

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Philippines Metal Web Site Taken Down By Local Authorities

FilipinoMetal.com, the Philippines' most prominent metal web site has been taken down by the local police and the National Bureau of Investigation (N.B.I.). Four counts of libel and defamation were filed against the web site's owner and his affiliates on March 26, 2009 in relation to the FilipinoMetal.com efforts to root out pay-to-play gigs in ...

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ROOT: Two More Albums To Be Re-Released

Swedish label I Hate Records will re-release two classic albums from the legendary Czech dark metal band ROOT in April: "Zjeveni" (the group's debut, originally issued in 1990) and "The Temple In The Underworld" (ROOT's third LP, originally released in 1992). Both CDs will contain bonus songs from ROOT's archives as well as a new ...

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