August 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

UK's BLACK SWAN Festival Cancelled

The UK's Black Swan festival — which was scheduled to take place September 27, 2008 at Bath Racecourse (with performances from MAYHEM, LORDI, CROWNING GLORY, SPEARHEAD, DISCHARGE and the UK SUBS) — has been cancelled. The festival organizers have issued the following statement regarding the matter: "It has come as another massive blow to us, ...

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FREEDOM CALL: New Dates Announced

German metallers FREEDOM CALL will take a break from the songwriting sessions for their new album to play the following dates: Sep. 06 - Saalbau Rosenau - Bayreuth, GER Oct. 26 - LKA Longhorn - Stuttgart, GER Oct. 31 - Centre Culturel - Eloyes, FRA FREEDOM CALL's video for the song "Far Away" can be ...

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Former MSG Bassist REV JONES To Tour With MOUNTAIN

Madman bassist Rev Jones, who is mostly known for his work with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP and STEELHEART, has been recruited as the new bassist for the legendary heavy rock band MOUNTAIN. The group is about to hit the road on a USA/Canada tour opening for Joe Satriani and supporting its new album, "Masters of War". ...

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EXODUS: 'Let There Be Blood' Artwork Unveiled

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have completed work on a re-recording of their classic 1985 debut album, "Bonded by Blood". Produced by guitarist Gary Holt, the new CD — entitled "Let There Be Blood" — was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California; JKZ Production Studio in San Rafael, California; with vocal tracks ...

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HOLY BLOOD Lineup Revamped

Ukrainian Christian black-death-metal band HOLY BLOOD has changed its lineup. All musicians except the group's mastermind Fedor Buzilevich have left and have been replaced. The new members are Vera on keyboards (Vera participated in recordings of the band's two first albums "Waves Are Dancing" and "Wanderer"), Irina Klesh on bass and Olexander Omelchenko on drums. ...

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Former NEUROTICA Guitarist Launches WORLD COLLISION

Former NEUROTICA and current PYROCLASTIC guitarist Shawn Bowen has launched a new project called WORLD COLLISION. Shawn says, "PYROCLASTIC is taking a break from writing to allow Kelly [Shaefer, PYROCLASTIC frontman] to focus on the new ATHEIST album, which is sure to be amazing!" He continues, "I was fortunate enough to have moved here [to ...

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