April 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

MUNICIPAL WASTE's RYAN WASTE Launches VOLTURE

Starting in early 2009 in between a rigorous MUNICIPAL WASTE touring schedule, guitarist Ryan Waste began working on a new project entitled VOLTURE. As a longtime fan of bands like MERCYFUL FATE, HEAVY LOAD, and JUDAS PRIEST he thought it would only be approproate to form a proper band in that vein. With only a ...

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SETHERIAL: 'A World In Hell' Video Released

"A World In Hell", the new video from Swedish black metallers SETHERIAL, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's sixth full-length album, "Ekpyrosis", which will be released in May via Regain Records. Commented drummer Alastor Mysteriis, "The lyrical theme of 'Ekpyrosis' is about a metaphoric connection to the unavoidable conflict of the ...

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THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE Working On New Material

Dutch death metallers THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE are preparing to enter the studio to record pre-production versions of some of their new songs, including "The Loss", "King Of None" and "Megaton". The band says, "The first new songs sound like a freight train on the loose, heavy and unstoppable!" THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE recently parted ways with ...

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SCORPIONS' MEINE, SCHENKER Discuss Final Album, Tour

France's SFR Music recently conducted an interview with vocalist Klaus Meine and guitarist Rudolf Schenker of German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS. Watch the chat below. "Sting In The Tail", the new album from SCORPIONS, sold 18,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 23 on The ...

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Free GUNS N' ROSES Guitar Lesson

To celebrate the launch of the new Slash solo album, "Lick Library", the original home of on-line guitar tuition resources, is offering all his fans a special bonus, a FREE note for note video guitar lesson featuring a classic GUNS N' ROSES track. LickLibrary.com has the comprehensive and definitive professional guides to learning ...

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PEARL JAM Planting $210K Worth Of Trees

The Pulse of Radio reports that PEARL JAM is spending $210,000 to plant trees in the band's home state of Washington as part of an effort to offset the carbon footprint left behind by the band's 2009 U.S. tour, according to Reuters. The money will cover the band's own travel and hotel contributions as well ...

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SKYFORGER: Another New Song Posted Online

"Kurbads", the new album from Latvian pagan metal kings SKYFORGER, is scheduled for release in Europe on April 26 and in North America on May 11 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at the Latvian studio Lauska with the group's own bagpipe player, Kaspars Barbals, handling engineering duties. The bandmembers also produced the ...

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METALLICA, VAN HALEN Can't Stop Music Video Game Slide

The Pulse of Radio reports: Sales for music-based video games, including titles focused on METALLICA, VAN HALEN and THE BEATLES, took a dive in 2009 and show no immediate signs of reviving, according to The Wrap. While overall video game sales were off, industry analyst The NPD Group reported that sales for the Guitar Hero ...

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