September 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

SKULLSHIFTER: New Song Posted Online

SKULLSHIFTER, the New Jersey-based metal band featuring former INSANIAC members Tom Nolz and CJ Scioscia as well as EXXPLORER bassist J. McCaffrey, has posted a new song entitled "The New Conspiracy" on its MySpace page. The track comes off the group's forthcoming full-length release, "Inner Demons", which features Ross The Boss (ROSS THE ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: 'Motörizer' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Motörizer", the new album from MOTÖRHEAD, sold a little more than 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 82 on The Billboard 200 chart. "Motörizer" first-week chart positions so far: Sweden: #10 Canada: #33 USA: #82 A widget for "Motörizer" can be found at

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DRAGONFORCE Cracks U.S. Top 20 With 'Ultra Beatdown'

"Ultra Beatdown", the new album from British extreme epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE, sold 24,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart. As previously reported, the CD entered the UK chart at position No. 18 and the Irish chart at No. ...

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KAMPFAR, ELITE To Tour Europe In October

Norwegian bands KAMPFAR and ELITE will team up for a European tour, dubbed Tordenstorm Tour 2008, in October. Details are available on the flyer below. KAMPFAR will release its new album, "Heimgang" (said to be "the connection between the underworld and our own"), on September 26 via Napalm Records. The track listing for the CD ...

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RUSH: Take Guitar Lessons From ALEX LIFESON

According to a posting on the RUSH fan site Power Windows, iVideosongs.com is a new service which allows users to download teaching videos of famous guitarists, including RUSH's Alex Lifeson. Each video is $9.99, and the guitarists spend time demonstrating how to play all the different parts of some of their most famous ...

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MANIFEST To Tour Norway With CRIMES OF PASSION, JORN

Norwegian thrashers MANIFEST have issued the following update: "We are finally going to play in the western parts of Norway again! This time we join forces with CRIMES OF PASSION, JORN and a couple of local bands. There will be two shows each day, one all-ages show at 18:00 - 21:00 and one for adults ...

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HENRY ROLLINS And CHARLES MANSON Were Penpals

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins has revealed to NME.com that he exchanged letters with the serial killer Charles Manson. Rollins said that the pair wrote to each other a few times in the '80s after Manson took a shining to Rollins after seeing him on MTV. Rollins explained: "He wrote me a letter ...

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PRYMARY Parts Ways With Singer, Seeks Replacement

Huntington Beach, California-based progressive metallers PRYMARY have parted ways with vocalist Mike Di Sarro. Drummer Chris Quirarte states, "Mike has been with the band since 2001 and has played a big part in everything that we have done. We worked through the end of last year and the beginning of this year on writing our ...

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