January 2013 - Blabbermouth Archive

CHARIOTS OF THE GODS: 'Tides Of War' Video Released

"Tides Of War", the new video from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada-based melodic death thrashers CHARIOTS OF THE GODS, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's full-length album, which was released on January 29. Produced by award-winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson, who has worked with RAMONES, AC/DC, GWAR, ANNIHILATOR and VOIVOD, the ...

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'Play Guitar Like Dimebag Darrell' App Now Available

U.K.'s Total Guitar magazine has created Play Guitar Like Dimebag Darrell, a brand-new app for iPad designed to help players looking for an introduction to late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's style and approach. The app teaches users to play in the style of Dimebag with a combination of video lessons, tab and backing tracks ...

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HOLY GRAIL: 'Ride The Void' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Ride The Void", the sophomore album from Southern California traditional metallers HOLY GRAIL, sold around 1,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 9 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those ...

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WARBRINGER Guitarist Interviewed At NAMM (Video)

Groovey of Hollywood Music Magazine conducted an interview with guitarist John Laux of Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. WARBRINGER's third album, "Worlds ...

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SHAKRA: New Audio Interview With JOHN PRAKESH

On January 25, Brian Rademacher of RockEyez conducted an interview with singer John Prakesh of Swiss rockers SHAKRA. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. SHAKRA's new album, "Powerplay", entered the official chart in Switzerland at position No. 1. The CD also landed on the German Media Control ...

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PETER STEELE Biography Due In October

Jeff Wagner ("Mean Deviation: Four Decades Of Progressive Heavy Metal" book, former Metal Maniacs editor) is currently assembling his next book, "Soul On Fire - The Life And Music Of Peter Steele". The book will be, in Wagner's words, "a thorough telling of Peter's life, from his "diaper days" to his death. It will not ...

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DISTURBED Frontman Talks About DEVICE's Touring Lineup

DEVICE, the new industrial-style project featuring DISTURBED frontman David Draiman and former FILTER guitarist Geno Lenardo, will play a number of shows this spring and summer in support of its debut album, which is due out April 9. The CD will feature guest appearances from AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows, SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist ...

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'Rush: The Unauthorized Illustrated History' Book Due In May

Author and music journalist Martin Popoff will following up his 2004 RUSH biography "Contents Under Pressure" with a new illustrative history of the band titled "Rush: The Unauthorized Illustrated History", which is slated for release in May via Voyageur Press. The book's official description: "Formed in Toronto, Ontario, in 1968 under the heavy influence of ...

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