January 2007 - Blabbermouth Archive

IRON MAIDEN, LINKIN PARK Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

IRON MAIDEN (June 10), LINKIN PARK (June 9) and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE (June 8) are the first three officially confirmed bands for the Download festival, set to take place June 8-10 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. Other acts that are rumored (but **NOT** confirmed) to appear at this year's event include MÖTLEY CRÜE (who will ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: New BUMBLEFOOT Special Podcast Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 125 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In this special episode, titled "Mr. and Mrs. Bumblefoot", hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and his wife Jen on location at Bumblefoot's recording studio. Interview topics include Frank Ferrer, Chris Pitman, Ace Frehley, Gene ...

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VENOM Frontman Talks About Guitarist Change

Steve Saks of LivingForMetal.com recently conducted an interview with VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant. A few excerpts from the chat follow: LivingForMetal.com: So what can we all expect from VENOM in 2007 after such a successful 2006? Do VENOM already have any plans confirmed? Cronos: We've had meetings with our management team and ...

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RESISTANCE Joined By Former HIRAX Guitarist

Los Angeles-based metal band RESISTANCE has announced the addition of former HIRAX guitarist Dave Watson to the group's ranks. According to a press release, "Dave comes to RESISTANCE with a wealth of experience and a ferocious playing style well suited to their brand of metal." RESISTANCE is currently in the studio finishing up the recording ...

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SLEEPING GIANT Signs With FACEDOWN RECORDS

Redlands, CA-based hardcore band SLEEPING GIANT has inked a deal with Facedown Records. The group's debut album, "Dread Champions of the Last Days", features a guest appearance by Brook Reeves of IMPENDING DOOM on the track "Blame It on the Holy Rollers". Check out the song on the group's MySpace page. According to ...

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KITTIE: Asbury Park Show Cancelled

Canadian metal band KITTIE has issued the following update: "We regret to inform all of you hoping to attend the [February 11] Asbury Park, New Jersey show at the Fastlane that the show has been cancelled. We were advised by the promoter to cancel the show after an increase in gang violence and a recent ...

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DØDHEIMSGARD: New Song Posted Online

A brand new DØDHEIMSGARD (DHG) track, entitled "Vendetta Assassin", has been posted online on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the Norwegian band's forthcoming album, "Supervillain Outcast", due in Norway on March 26 and the rest of the world in April via Moonfog Records. DØDHEIMSGARD will debut some of the new ...

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EVIG NATT Prepares To Release Debut Album

EVIG NATT, the new Norwegian metal act featuring THUNDRA and ex-EINHERJER bassist Stein Sund (vocals, bass, synth), alongside REISM singer Kirsten Jorgensen, will release its debut album, "I Am Silence", later this year through Omvina Records. According to EVIG NATT, the band's music is influenced by MY DYING BRIDE and ANATHEMA, but with a different ...

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