June 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

MASTODON Stretches Out On 'Creepy' New Album

Jonathan Cohen of Billboard.com reports: Hard rock outfit MASTODON is five songs into its next Warner Bros. studio album, which the group is recording in its Atlanta hometown with producer Brendan O'Brien. Drummer Brann Dailor tells Billboard.com that so far, "everything sounds real creepy and spaced out and different." He's particularly enthused about ...

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'Metal Breakfast Radio' Offers Up New Episodes

Metal Breakfast Radio, a free podcast hosted by Dave Ingram (ex-BOLT THROWER, BENEDICTION, DOWNLORD) and Donovan Spenceley (ex-DOWNLORD, NEPENTHE) has several new episodes available. The show features for the most part unsigned/underground metal bands. Recent episodes included a special edition on Dutch metal-mongers WARMASTER, a special guest drop-in from Thomas Fagerlind (ex-INIQUITY, DAEMON, DOWNLORD) and ...

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FINNTROLL, BELPHEGOR, AMORPHIS, SODOM, UNLEASHED: Photos From ZAGREB METAL FEST Available

High-quality photos from this year's Zagreb Metal Fest which was held May 30 at the Boogaloo in Zagreb, Croatia have been posted online at Metalpics.ch (pictures taken by official festival photographer Shelley Jambresic). Included are pictures of the following artists: AMORPHIS SODOM UNLEASHED FINNTROLL BELPHEGOR CASKETGARDEN USUD Fan-filmed video footage of UNLEASHED performing ...

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SHADOWS FALL: 'Forevermore' Video Posted Online

"Forevermore", the new video from Massachusetts metallers SHADOWS FALL, can be viewed below. Commented the band: "There's some sick footage from the Red Bull Air Race in there that you have to see. If you don't know what the Red Bull Air Race is then now's a good time to find out. We can definitely ...

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YES Cancels 40th Anniversary Tour

Legendary rock band YES announced today that the group will unfortunately be canceling their 2008 40th Anniversary Tour. The 26-city tour was scheduled to kick off in Quebec next month and run through the summer. YES frontman and founding member Jon Anderson was admitted to the hospital last month after suffering a severe asthma attack. ...

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CINDERELLA To Guest On Tulsa's 97.5 KMOD Tomorrow

CINDERELLA will be interviewed by Lynn Hernandez of Tulsa, Oklahoma's 97.5 KMOD radio station tomorrow (Thursday, June 5) at approximately 12:30 p.m. CST. You can listen to the program live via the Internet at www.kmod.com. CINDERELLA emerged from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the mid-1980s with a series of multi-platinum albums and hit singles whose ...

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KATAKLYSM: 'Prevail' European Chart Positions Revealed

KATAKLYSM's new album, "Prevail", has registered the following European first-week chart positions: Germany #38 Austria: #44 Switzerland: #83 As previously reported, "Prevail" has sold 2,250 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD, which was mixed at AudioHammer Studios in Orlando, Florida with producer Jason Suecof, ...

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ELUVEITIE Parts Ways With RAFI And SEVAN KIRDER

Rafi Kirder (bass, vocals) and Sevan Kirder (bagpipe, flute, whistles, vocals) have announced their departure from the Swiss folk metal band ELUVEITIE. Commented Rafi: "Sevan and I decided to leave the band ELUVEITIE after four years activity. Our last concert will be held at Bloodstock festival in England. "This decision was not easy for us, ...

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