October 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

AC/DC's Wal-Mart Deal Gets 'Thunderstruck'

According to Australia's Undercover News, U.S. record stores are prearing to bring in copies of AC/DC's new album, "Black Ice", from outside North America in response to the so-called "exclusive" deal the band has struck with Wal-Mart. One independent chain told Undercover News that it has "been able to order 'Black Ice' in ...

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PHARAOH: 'Be Gone' LP To Include Bonus 7"

The first-ever vinyl release from the Cruz del Sur label will be the album "Be Gone" by acclaimed U.S. act PHARAOH. "Be Gone" was released as a CD and limited digipack CD in April. The upcoming deluxe vinyl version will include a full-color poster and a bonus 7" record containing two additional songs from the ...

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PUTRESCENCE: New Songs Posted Online

Canadian gore grinders PUTRESCENCE have posted four songs from their forthcoming fourth full-length release, "Sledgeahmmer Holocaust", on their MySpace page. The CD version of this gruesome effort will be made available on October 31 via No Escape Records. An LP version, to be co-released by Rescued from Life Records and War on Music ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New Shows Announced

Legendary Southern California band LEATHERWOLF has scheduled the following dates: Oct. 16 - Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA (charity event) Oct. 17 - Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV Oct. 18 - Paladino's - Tarzana, CA The October 16 show is a benefit for Jeff Campbell, beloved former lightman from the Country Club ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: Irish Shows Cancelled

The web site of the UK-based heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) whose wife/manager Debbie passed away last week, has been updated with the following message: "Unfortunately, we have been forced to postpone our three shows in Eire and Northern Ireland scheduled for next week. Believe it or not, this is ...

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UNEARTH: Another New Song Posted Online

A brand new UNEARTH song, "Hail The Shrine", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the Massachusetts metallers' new album, "The March", which is scheduled for release on October 14 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at Massachusetts' System Recording and Zing studios with producer ...

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BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE Taps Swedish Artist For 'Dichotomy' Cover

Atlanta, Georgia-based metallers BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE have tapped acclaimed artist Kristian Wahlin (AT THE GATES, AMORPHIS, BATHORY, DISSECTION, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THERION, EVERGREY) to crate the artwork for the group's forthcoming third album, "Dichotomy". BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE recently posted the fifth in a series of webisodes (see below) covering the recording process for "Dichotomy". ...

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