July 2013 - Blabbermouth Archive

MASTODON Guitarist: '25 To 30 Songs' Are 'Ready For The New Record'

On June 30, Derek Simmons-Tobias of Examiner.com conducted an interview with guitarist Bill Kelliher of Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON at the Mountain View, California stop of this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for MASTODON's follow-up to 2011's "The Hunter", ...

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ANGRA Guitarist KIKO LOUREIRO Interviewed By METAL ASSAULT (Audio)

On June 27, Metal Assault's Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal conducted an interview with Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro (ANGRA) at Andaz hotel in West Hollywood, California. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Kiko's June 14 concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was professionally filmed and recorded for DVD release in the next ...

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IWRESTLEDABEARONCE: New Song Featuring STEVE VAI Available For Streaming

Los Angeles-based experimental heavy rock band IWRESTLEDABEARONCE will release its third studio album, "Late For Nothing", on August 6 via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded, mixed and mastered by the group's guitarist/programmer Steven Bradley at the band's home studio in Los Angeles. It also marks IWRESTLEDABEARONCE's first record with their new singer Courtney ...

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WEST OF HELL: 'Water Of Sorcery' Video Released

"Water Of Sorcery", the new video from WEST OF HELL, the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based band featuring ZIMMERS HOLE frontman Chris "The Heathen" Valagao, can be seen below. The track comes off the group's full-length debut, "Spiral Empire", which was released in May 2012 via Reversed Records. The CD was recorded at The Factory Studios ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN: 'In Service Of Time' Video Released

"In Service Of Time", the new video from Los Angeles, California's ABYSMAL DAWN, can be seen below. The track comes off the group's latest album, "Leveling The Plane Of Existence", which was released in February 2011 via Relapse Records. On the creation of the dark and sinister new video, ABYSMAL DAWN vocalist Charles Elliott comments: ...

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SCORPION CHILD: Debut Album First-Week Sales Revealed

The self-titled debut album from Austin, Texas-based classic rockers SCORPION CHILD sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 26 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have ...

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KING'S X Fans Cover Cost Of DOUG PINNICK's Successful Hernia Surgery

KING'S X frontman Doug "Dug" Pinnick underwent hernia surgery earlier today (Wednesday, July 3). He writes on Facebook: "Hernia surgery was a success; I'm waiting to be released." Pinnick has been avoiding having a much-needed hernia surgery due to the fact that he didn't have health insurance. He had toured, recorded and rehearsed regardless of ...

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PANTERA, GUNS N' ROSES, Ex-WHITESNAKE Members Pay Tribute To KISS

A.L.I.V.E.!, the new band put together strictly out of a passion for '70s-era KISS was formed by good timing and happenstance! Rex Brown (bass; PANTERA, KILL DEVIL HILL), Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (guitar; GUNS N' ROSES), Brian Thomas Tichy (drums; WHITESNAKE, QUEENSRĊ¸CHE, OZZY OSBOURNE, S.U.N.) and Mark Zavon (guitar; KILL DEVIL HILL), all ended up working ...

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