July 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

HATESPHERE Confirmed For Italy's TOTAL METAL FESTIVAL

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have been confirmed for the Total Metal Festival, set to take place September 20 at club New Demodè in Bari, Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: HATESPHERE METHEDRAS NEURASTHENIA PLASTER CASTERS REALITY GREY ROSAE CRUCIS SCHIZO SLOWMOTION APOCALYPSE ...

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Reformed Italian Thrashers BULLDOZER To Enter Studio In August

Bassist/vocalist Alberto Contini of the Italian thrash metal legends BULLDOZER has posted the following message on the band's MySpace page: "After many years Andy [Panigada, guitar] and I have decided to reform BULLDOZER. We are working hard on a new album which will be released in 2009, exactly twenty years after the recording of 'Alive ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY To Appear On VINNIE VINCENT Tribute Album

Six additional musicians have been confirmed for the upcoming tribute album "Kiss My Ankh: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent". Guitarist/keyboardist Paul LaPlaca (ZANDELLE, Z02, CHRIS CAFFERY) has been tapped to contribute a dark interpretation of the foreboding KISS track "Unholy". Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) will perform the guitar solo, with drums provided by Dennis ...

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OZZY, PARAMORE, SMASHING PUMPKINS, TOOL In Next 'Guitar Hero'?

The Pulse of Radio reports that a leaked online consumer response survey may have provided clues to which artists will be represented on Guitar Hero: World Tour, the next installment in the hugely successful video game series. According to Kotaku.com, the survey, generated by a market research firm, indicated that playable digital versions of Ozzy ...

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DETHKLOK: Video Interview With BRENDON SMALL Available

Full Metal Jackie of Metal Edge TV conducted an interview with Brendon Small of DETHKLOK — the stars of the animated Cartoon Network "Adult Swim" program "Metalocalypse" — earlier this year. Watch the six-minute chat below. DETHKLOK's 28-city headlining tour — also featuring CHIMAIRA and SOILENT GREEN — kicked off on June 2 in Portland. ...

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OPETH Frontman 'Feeling Much Better'; Band To Resume Touring This Weekend

Swedish metallers OPETH were recently forced to cancel their appearances at the Peace & Love (Borlänge, Sweden on June 26), Hovefestivalen (Norway on June 27), Metaltown (Gothenborg, Sweden on June 28), and Graspop Metal Meeting (Dessel, Belgium on June 29) festivals after the group's guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt contracted varicella (chicken pox). Mikael has since issued ...

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CIVILIZATION ONE To Enter Studio This Month

CIVILIZATION ONE, the group featuring vocalist Chitral "Chity" Somapala (highly regarded for his work with AVALON, FIREWIND, FARO, MOONLIGHT AGONY and RED CIRCUIT), guitarist Christian Münzner (ex-NECROPHAGIST, MAJESTY) and bassist Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson (MALADAPTIVE, ex-HEAVENLY), will enter Bazement studio at the end of July with producer Markus Teske (VANDEN PLAS, MOB RULES, RED CIRCUIT, DOMINICI, AMASEFFER) ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman Checks In From 'Summer Slaughter' Tour

Vocalist Maurizio Iacono of the Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM has issued the following update: "Well, we are in the second week of the Summer Slaughter tour (our first tour supporting [the latest KATAKLYSM album] 'Prevail') and it's been absolutely great from organization to all the bands hanging out. I think it's the first time that ...

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