March 2018 - Blabbermouth Archive

TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN On Next NIGHTWISH Record: 'I Have The Overall Concept Of The Album In My Head'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen. You can watch the entire two-part chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the musical and lyrical direction of the material he has already composed for NIGHTWISH's next album: Tuomas: "It's still really early. All I can say ...

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CARCASS Parts Ways With Guitarist BEN ASH; Replacement Revealed

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS have parted was with guitarist Ben Ash and have replaced him with Tom Draper (POUNDER, ex-ANGEL WITCH, PRIMITAI). Draper, who is from the United Kingdom but currently resides in California, made his live debut with CARCASS this past weekend at the Netherlands Deathfest at 013 in Tilburg. Fan-filmed video footage ...

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SHINEDOWN And GODSMACK Announce Co-Headlining Tour

SHINEDOWN and GODSMACK have announced a co-headlining tour as part of Live Nation's "Ticket To Rock" program. The program lets attendees purchase tickets for multiple shows by different bands in one city for one price. "Ticket To Rock" bundles begin at $59 for three concerts and $69 for four concerts for lawn or reserved upper ...

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RIOT V: First Trailer For 'Armor Of Light' Album

The first trailer for "Armor Of Light", the new album from RIOT V, the band featuring members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT, can be seen below. Due on April 27 via Nuclear Blast, the disc was produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (METAL CHURCH, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, SLIPKNOT, KORN), while the cover artwork was created ...

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