May 2013 - Blabbermouth Archive

Drummer JON DETTE To Play For HEATHEN On European Tour

Jon Dette (pictured below), who recently played with SLAYER and ANTHRAX (and previously with TESTAMENT), will be playing drums for HEATHEN on the San Francisco Bay Area thrash band's upcoming European tour with GENERATION KILL and DUST BOLT. Comments HEATHEN: "As most of you know already, Darren [Minter] recently left the band. It was an ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To Make Donation To Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE kick off their summer headline tour in support of their latest album, "Disarm The Descent", on Thursday, May 30 at the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The region was hit by a devastating tornado on May 20. Therefore, the band has decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from ...

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STRYPER Completes Work On New Album; Track Listing Revealed

Christian hard rockers STRYPER have completed work on their new studio album, "No More Hell To Pay", due this fall via Frontiers Records. The CD will include STRYPER's cover version of "Jesus Is Just Alright", a gospel song written by Arthur Reid Reynolds. STRYPER guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet said, "It rivals our cover of EARTH, WIND ...

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HIGH ON FIRE To Release Two Live Albums

San Francisco Bay Area titans HIGH ON FIRE will release "Spitting Fire Vol. 1" and "Spitting Fire Vol. 2" on June 18. The track listing spans the course of the band's history with hits like "Fertile Green", "Frost Hammer" and "10,000 Years". "Spitting Fire" was recorded live in two marquee New York City venues; The ...

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ANDREAS KISSER: 'Without SLAYER, SEPULTURA Would Never Be Possible'

Guitarist Andreas Kisser of Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA has commented on the recent announcement that SLAYER guitarist and co-founder Jeff Hanneman died on May 2 from alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver. "When we were on the road [in Europe], we heard about the shocking news about Jeff Hanneman. I didn't expect that at all. My impression ...

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