October 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

LYNCH MOB, FASTER PUSSYCAT To Team Up For Australian Tour

LYNCH MOB and FASTER PUSSYCAT will team up for an Australian tour in December. Guitar virtuoso George Lynch, responsible for penning some of DOKKEN's classic hits and blistering guitar riffs, is joined in LYNCH MOB's current lineup by the group's original vocalist Oni Logan, bassist Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY, BLUE MURDER) and drummer Scot ...

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ARISE: Comeback Album Announced

Swedish death/thrashers ARISE are preparing for their comeback after three years of silence with the release of their fourth album, entitled "The Reckoning". Due in February/March 2009 through Regain Records, the CD will feature guest appearances by Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, ex-CARNAL FORGE), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and Jake Fredém (NOSTRADAMEUS). A brand new song, ...

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METAL CHURCH: 'This Present Wasteland' First-Week Sales Revealed

"This Present Wasteland", the new album from veteran Seattle metallers METAL CHURCH, sold 920 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Commented the band: "We just got news that although 'This Present Wasteland' has been out for only a few days, we landed on Billboard's Top 200 ...

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SLAUGHTER/STRAPPADO Drummer BRIAN LOURIE Dies At 39

Vocalist/guitarist Dave Hewson of the legendary Canadian band SLAUGHTER (which later evolved into STRAPPADO) has issued the following update: "[I] just wanted to let everyone know that longtime drummer for SLAUGHTER and STRAPPADO, Brian Lourie, has died of a heart attack at the young age of 39. Brian was one of the best people I ...

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YOB Signs With PROFOUND LORE RECORDS

From the trials and ordeals that had befallen Mike Scheidt (with lawsuits regarding a specific former band name), to resurrect the beast known as YOB was the only natural thing to do. It's been no secret that YOB is once again active, and in turn, Profound Lore will indeed be releasing the next YOB full-length ...

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'Guitar Hero: Aerosmith' For Mac

Aspyr Media has announced work on Guitar Hero: Aerosmith for Mac, a stand-alone musical rhythm game which lets players play as virtual versions of the band. It features over 40 songs including 25 AEROSMITH master tracks. GH: Aerosmith will initially be offered as a software only release, allowing Guitar Hero III owners to use their ...

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'Guitar Hero World Tour' Trailer Featuring ZAKK WYLDE Available

Activision Publishing, Inc. will release Guitar Hero World Tour, the definitive rock 'n' roll music videogaming experience, on October 26, 2008. Spanning over 40 years of rock history and featuring 86 tracks, comprised entirely of master recordings, the game will deliver Guitar Hero fans the largest selection of on-disc music in the music-rhythm videogame genre ...

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