January 2007 - Blabbermouth Archive

HANOI ROCKS Confirmed For Sweden's PEACE & LOVE Festival

Finnish rock 'n' roll legends HANOI ROCKS have been confirmed for the Peace & Love festival, set to take place June 28-30 in Borlänge, Sweden. This year's theme is "Revoution" and the theme days that start on June 26 will include a special appearance by HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe and Malcolm McLaren, former manager ...

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SHOT INJECTION Frontman Quits

Vocalist Kristian Forsell has announced his decision to leave Sweden's SHOT INJECTION. He commented, "SHOT INJECTION does not [any] longer represent the feelings or the music I want to express. I have had a great time during my time in SHOT INJECTION and it has been a great experience. I am heading towards new goals ...

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EXTOL Pulls Out Of Norway's BY:LARM 2007 Festival

Norwegian progressive thrash/death metallers EXTOL have cancelled their appearance at the by:Larm 2007 festival (set to take place February 8-10 at Öst in Trondheim, Norway) due to "unforseen personal circumstances that lie outside [the band's] control," according to an official statement from the group. EXTOL's video for the track "Pearl" has been posted online at ...

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BLOODCLOT To Release 'Burn Babylon Burn' In The Spring

BLOODCLOT, the new band featuring former BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, ex-CRO-MAGS frontman John Joseph, former SPUDMONSTERS/BIOHAZARD guitarist Scott Roberts, and ex-MERAUDER bassist Rick Lopez, is putting the finishing touches on its debut album, "Burn Babylon Burn", tentatively due this spring. "It's been a long journey for us making this record and we wanna keep it ...

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STARKWEATHER Working On New EP

Guitarist Todd Forkin of the Philadelphia-based hardcore/metal act STARKWEATHER has issued the following update: "After playing a pretty cool show in Saratoga, NY we decided to bunker down and focus on the next album. Before playing Albany we had about seven brand new songs written and in varying states of cohesion. I've been recording our ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: NAMM Photos Available

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM have posted several photos from their appearance at the NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants), which took place January 18-21 in Anaheim, California. You can check out the pictures on the group's MySpace page. CHILDREN OF BODOM's "Chaos Ridden Years - Stockholm Knockout Live" DVD was recently ...

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Former PULSE ULTRA Guitarist Mixing Debut Solo Album

Former PULSE ULTRA guitarist Dominic Cifarelli is in the final mixing stage of his debut solo album, a semi-instrumental guitar masterpiece based on a story he created, and the first part of an ongoing series dubbed "The Chronicles of Israfel". According to a press release, "This is a story about a boy, 'The Starborn Child', ...

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AS I LAY DYING's MANCINO Offering Private Drum Lessons

For all the drummers, or aspiring drummers, AS I LAY DYING's Jordan Mancino will be giving private drum lessons at San Diego Drum and Percussion starting February 10. For scheduling and more information, please contact: Todd @ San Diego Drum and Percussion 627 Escondido Ave Vista, CA 92084 Phone: (760) 945-3935 Web site: sandiegodrum.com Commented ...

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