October 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

WINTERSUN Confirmed For UK's BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

WINTERSUN, the Finnish band led by former ENSIFERUM singer Jari Mäenpää, has been confirmed for next year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. Also scheduled to appear is Sweden's SABATON. Tickets went on sale on September 1 at this year's price of £85.00. As ...

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RUSH 'Starman' Rock Iconz Statue Coming In November

Knucklebonz has announced the RUSH "Starman" Rock Iconz limited-edition statue. Pre-orders to reserve this limited edition collectible are currently being accepted; the figure is slated to ship late November 2008. For over 30 years, RUSH has led the way in progressive rock music creating one of the largest and most loyal fan bases ...

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OPPROBRIUM Signs With METAL MIND PRODUCTIONS

Metal Mind Productions has announced the signing of the Metairie, Louisiana-based band OPPROBRIUM. This death/thrash monstrosity has been infecting the metal scene for more than 20 years now, at first using the name INCUBUS and then changing it to OPPROBRIUM in 1997. During its career, the band released four albums, each showcasing pure death metal ...

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BORN FROM PAIN: New Song Available For Download

"Sound Of Survival", a new song from Dutch metallic hardcore heroes BORN FROM PAIN, is available for download at this location. The track comes off the group's new album, "Survival", which is scheduled for release in Europe on November 3 via Metal Blade Records (except Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, where it will ...

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AUTUMN Begins Recording New Album

Dutch symphonic metallers AUTUMN have issued the following update: "Last weekend we recorded the drums for our upcoming fourth studio album. Production of the new album will be, like with [2007's] 'My New Time' album, supervised by Arno Krabman, Jochem Jacobs and Bouke Visser of the Graveland Studio and the SplitSecondSound studio, respectively. We are ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist GLEN DROVER To Take Part In Clinic/Lecture In Ontario

Metalworks Institute in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada will host a clinic and lecture with former MEGADETH guitarist Glen Drover tonight (Thursday, October 2) at 7:00 p.m. The event is public, so you are more then welcome to bring your friends. Space is limited, so RSVP online at www.metalworksinstitute.com/glendrover. For more information, contact Metalworks Institute: 905-279-4000, ext.1001, ...

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BLOOD RED THRONE Cancels Touring Plans To Focus On New Album

Norwegian death metal veterans BLOOD RED THRONE have cancelled all previously announced live shows for the remainder of 2008 in order to focus on completing the songwriting process for their fifth studio album. The band plans to enter the studio in early 2009 to begin recording the effort, to be followed by extensive touring, including ...

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Reactivated WHIPLASH Working On New Studio Album

Reactivated New Jersey metallers WHIPLASH are in the final stages of recording their long-awaited new CD, "Pitbulls In The Playground", due in early 2009 followed by a summer tour. Guitarist/vocalist Tony Portaro reunites with drummer Joe Cangelosi once again after 19 years for their latest studio effort, which is being produced by founding member Tony ...

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'This Is Spinal Tap' To Hit Big Screen For Charity

Celebrate the spirit of rock 'n' roll and the musicians of its future with a benefit event that "goes to 11." On October 16, the movie that does for rock what "The Sound Of Music" did for hills will thrill fans and first-timers alike as "This Is Spinal Tap" hits the big screen at The ...

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