January 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

Iceland's CHANGER Recording New EP

Icelandic extreme metallers CHANGER are currently recording a new EP, tentatively due early this year. The follow-up to 2004's "Scenes" will contain four songs and is being produced by CHANGER themselves. The as-yet-unnamed effort will feature new singer Egill (formerly of MUNNRIDUR) and new bass player Gisli (formerly of DREP, SORORICIDE). CHANGER's current lineup: Egill ...

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Seattle's MIDNIGHT IDÖLS Get Back To Their Metal Roots

Seattle-based NWOBHM-influenced band the MIDNIGHT IDÖLS have just released their self-produced debut album "We Rule The Night", on their own label. The group started with ex-members of Seattle hardcore bands such as OFFICER DOWN, LAST GASP, and the VACCINES getting back to their metal roots. The result is a "full-on blast back to the metal ...

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OBITUARY To Release New Album This Year

Vocalist John Tardy of the Floridian death metal legends OBITUARY has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "As you may or may not know, we are no longer with our old record company [Roadrunner Records] and we have a lot of options for what we might want to do. One thing ...

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MISERY INC. Announce New Bassist, Prepare To Release Sophomore Album

Finnish metallers MISERY INC. have parted ways with longtime bassist Jukka Keisala due to "personal reasons." The group have already acquired a replacement in the shape of Aki Heikinheimo, who appears in the band's latest video, "Fallen Rage". The clip was shot in October-November under the watchful guidance of Jani Saajanaho of Dead Grafix, and ...

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PRIMER BLACK: Live Dates Announced

PRIMER BLACK, the new band featuring Ron Kachnic (guitar; MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN), Desmond Tolhurst (guitar; MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN, HEAD TRAUMA), Shane Tierney (vocals; LEVIATHAN), Art Micewicz (bass; DIRTY BROWN EYE) and Jim Horan (drums; DIRTY BROWN EYE), have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Jan. 08 - The Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT (w/ ...

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DEATHRASH To Release Collection Of Live, Demo Recordings

Bassist/founding member Pat Burns of the long-defunct New Jersey thrashers DEATHRASH has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "[DEATHRASH] rocked the world from '85-'87 and released a very popular demo tape, called 'Faces OF Death', that was the #6 demo of 1986 in Metal Forces magazine, were on the compilation 'Speed Metal Hell 2' on ...

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LIGHT THIS CITY Added To LOS ANGELES MURDERFEST Lineup

Bay Area revivalists LIGHT THIS CITY have been added to the lineup at February's Los Angeles Murderfest, joining Prosthetic labelmates CREMATORIUM and THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD on the 50-plus-band, three-day festival. Currently wrapping up regional touring across the Southwest, LIGHT THIS CITY are continuing to write new material for the follow-up to the ...

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