May 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

HELSTAR, SNAKE SKIN PRISON Confirmed For SOUTH TEXAS ROCK FEST

HELSTAR and SNAKE SKIN PRISON have been confirmed for the "second stage" at the first annual South Texas Rock Fest, set to take place on July 11-13 (the same weekend as the similarly themed Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma) at the Javelina Harley-Davidson Festival grounds in San Antonio, Texas. Commented the organizers: "Due to the ...

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OCEANS OF SADNESS: New Album 'Teaser' Available

Belgian progressive metallers OCEANS OF SADNESS have posted a teaser for their upcoming fifth album, "The Arrogance of Ignorance", on the group's MySpace page. This teaser contains short samples of most of the songs that will appear on the CD. "The Arrogance of Ignorance" was produced by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street in ...

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LIFE OF AGONY: More European Tour Dates Announced

LIFE OF AGONY has scheduled the following European dates during the summer: Jul. 04 - Helsinki, Finland @ Ruisrock Festival Jul. 05 - Bergen, Netherlands @ Waldrock Jul. 06 - Leipzig, Germany @ With Full Force Jul. 07 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena Jul. 09 - Budapest, Hungary 2 A 38 Jul. 10 - Salzburg, ...

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PERZONAL WAR Announces New Bassist, Lead Guitarist

German metal band PERZONAL WAR has announced the addition of bassist Bjrn Kluth and lead guitarist Daniel Dring to the group's ranks. As previously reported, Victor Smolski (RAGE), Wiley Arnett (SACRED REICH), Schmier (DESTRUCTION), Gus Chambers (ex-GRIP INC.) and Manni Schmidt (GRAVE DIGGER) are among the guest musicians that appear on PERZONAL WAR's new album, ...

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DETONATION Parts Ways With Drummer THOMAS KALKSMA

Dutch death/thrash metal act DETONATION has parted ways with drummer Thomas Kalksma. Kalksma was one of the original founders of the band and had been part of DETONATION for over ten years. Commented the band: "It was a very hard decision to make, but in the end both Thomas and the band agreed it would ...

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MARIONETTE Filming Gothenburg Concert For Possible DVD

Gothenburg, Sweden-based metal sextet MARIONETTE has issued the following update: "We have been working really hard on making the release show on 3 May at Meeths in Gothenburg to be a special experience for everyone! We will have a film team led by Hans Andersson at the gig to shoot the whole set for some ...

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CINDERELLA: First North American Tour Dates Announced

CINDERELLA has announced the dates for the first leg of its North American tour. Most of the shows are expected to also include the reunited WARRANT (featuring Jani Lane on vocals) and LYNCH MOB. The dates are as follows: June 24 - Nashville, TN - Wildhorse June 26 - Walker, MN - Northern Lights Casino ...

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CEREMONIAL CASTINGS: New Song Posted Online

American "deathphonic black metal" warriors CEREMONIAL CASTINGS have posted a new track from their upcoming concept album based of the Salem witch trials. Check out the song "The Crucible & The Cross" on the Dark Forest Productions MySpace page. "Salem 1692" will consist of 11 brand new tracks and is due later in ...

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