January 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) has posted a three-minute video clip shot during a recent THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT rehearsal. He says, "[the clip contains] no overdubs, no fixes. "We plan to have a choir for the tours coming up after January to cover the ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Continuing Bassist Search, Planning U.S. Tour

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have issued the following update: "Now that the year is over and holidays behind us, we'll be narrowing down the bass-player search! Our current fill-in bass player, Rah Davis, is stepping down to go back to school and we always applaud anyone who wishes to further their education, so ...

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ASTARTE Working On New Material

Greek female heavy metal trio ASTARTE has commenced work on material for the follow-up to 2007's "Demonized". According to vocalist/bassist Tristessa, the songwriting sessions are progressing slowly due to "some personal issues." ASTARTE's video for the song "Everlast" can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's fifth album, "Demonized", which was released in ...

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THURISAZ: Demo Version Of New Song Posted Online

Belgium-based metallers THURISAZ will enter CCR Studio in Zulte, Belgium in the spring with producer Kris Belean to begin recording their third album for a late 2010 release. A pre-production/demo version of a new song, "Precious Scars", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. THURISAZ parted ways with bassist Lars Vereecke ...

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PAUL STANLEY Says Meeting JIMMY PAGE Was 'Stunning'

The Pulse of Radio reports: Paul Stanley hardy gets star struck, but says that being introduced to Jimmy Page in 1976 was one of the greatest meetings of his life. Stanley spoke to the Las Vegas Sun and recalled that during the recording of KISS' "Destroyer" album, he finally met one of his greatest inspirations, ...

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STORMWARRIOR Explains DVD Delay, Continues Work On New Material

German metallers STORMWARRIOR have issued the following update: "Over the last weeks we have received a lot of questions about the final release date of the long-awaited live DVD package 'If It's Not In Your Bloode - You Will Never Understand'. "Due to the fact that STORMWARRIOR has parted company with the Dockyard 1 label, ...

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DEFIANCE: More Video Footage Of First Show In 15 Years Posted Online

Reunited Oakland, California thrashers DEFIANCE played their first show since 1994 on December 19, 2009 at Blake's on Telegraph in Berkeley, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below. DEFIANCE's current lineup includes the band's latest additions, Shawn Bozarth on guitar, Keven Albert (formerly with KAOS) on vocals and Andrew Byrne on ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist Perform Acoustic Versions Of Rock Classics

Video footage of Finnish heavy metal singer Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS, CAIN'S OFFERING, KOTIPELTO) and guitarist Jani Liimatainen (CAIN'S OFFERING, ex-SONATA ARCTICA) performing acoustic versions of several hard rock classics last night (Thursday, December 31, 2009) in Raahe, Finland can be viewed below (courtesy of "tomlaine030969"). CAIN'S OFFERING, the band featuring Kotipelto and Liimatainen, released its ...

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LIZZY BORDEN: California Dates Announced

Californian metallers LIZZY BORDEN have scheduled the following dates: Feb. 04 - Santa Clara, CA - Avalon Feb. 05 - Santa Rosa, CA - Last Day Saloon Feb. 06 - San Diego, CA - 4th & B LIZZY BORDEN singer/namesake was interviewed by "Wyldside Radio" on July 11, 2009 prior to the band's performance at ...

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