July 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

MARIONETTE To Support DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER In Europe

Swedish metal sextet MARIONETTE has been confirmed as one of the support acts for Germany DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER on the Reiterfestspiele Tour in October/November. The trek will cover Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, and Switzerland and will feature additional support from MUSTASCH and HONIGDIEB. MARIONETTE bassist Mikael Mendin commented: "[The Reiterfestspiele Tour] is going to be ...

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ELUVEITIE Explains ROCK AM HÄRTSFELDSEE Cancellation

Swiss folk metal band ELUVEITIE has issued the following update: "Due to a recent injury of our drummer Merlin [Sutter], we [were] forced to cancel our appearance at the Rock am Härtsfeldsee [which took place June 27-28 in Dischingen Lkr. Heidenheim, Germany]. We'd like to apologize to our fans, to the organizers and everyone else ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: In Writing Mode

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has issued the following update: "I have been spending a couple of weeks writing new songs with my friends here in Antigua, in the beautiful island surroundings. The result is telling of the great and inspiring atmosphere we have had. I mean, the songs are REALLY amazing. I feel that ...

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OBITUARY Frontman Checks In

Vocalist John Tardy of the Florida death metal legends OBITUARY has issued the following update: "Another great festival run that took us through Austria, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany and Italy. We really had a good time and thank all our fans for coming out and supporting us. We also would like to thank all the ...

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DRAGONFORCE: New Album Artwork Revealed

British extreme epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE will release their new album, "Ultra Beatdown", on August 25 via Roadrunner Records. The cover artwork for the CD can be viewed below. "Ultra Beatdown" track listing: 01. Heroes Of Our Time 02. The Fire Still Burns 03. Reasons To Live 04. Scars Of Yesterday 05. Heartbreak Armageddon 06. ...

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CRIPPLE BASTARDS: New Album Details Revealed

Italy's CRIPPLE BASTARDS have set "Variante alla morte" (Death Variant) as the title of their fourth full-length album. The CD is scheduled for release on September 1 via Feto Records — the U.K.-based label headed up by Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) and Mick Kenney (ANAAL NATHRAKH) — and simultaneously on gatefold vinyl by Deep Six ...

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