January 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

STILL DEAD To Open For WEDNESDAY 13 In Portland

STILL DEAD, the Salem, Oregon-based metal band featuring drummer Kyle Castronovo (son of JOURNEY's Deen Castronovo), will open for WEDNESDAY 13 at the Satyricon in Portland on February 16. Regarding the group's sound and lyrical inpiration, STILL DEAD vocalist Tauren Black told the Salem Monthly a few months ago, "There's influences in anything we like ...

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SABATON To Enter Studio This Week

Swedish metallers SABATON will enter Abyss Studios with producer Peter Tägtgren on Friday, January 4 to begin recording their new album, entitled "The Art of War". The follow-up to 2006's "Attero Dominatus" will be released on May 30 via Black Lodge Records. "The Art of War" track listing: 01. Sun Tzu Says 02. Ghost Division ...

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LAKE OF BLOOD: New Song Posted Online

Southern California-based black metallers LAKE OF BLOOD have posted the track "Nameless I Arise" on their MySpace page. The song comes off the group's forthcoming debut album, "Heed the Primal Calling", which said to be "a dark concept story loosely described as being about an unknown, unnamed being, with no identity in a ...

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HOSTILE CELL Completes Work On Debut Album

HOSTILE CELL, the new Gothenburg, Sweden-based metal/rock four-piece featuring members of ROACH and VEGAS V.I.P, has finished recording its self-titled debut album and is currently looking for a record label to release it. The 10-track CD was mastered last fall by Dragan Tanaskovich at Bohussound Recordings. Interested labels can contact the band at [email protected] or ...

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DISGORGE Bassist Loses Battle With Cancer

San Diego-based death metallers DISGORGE have issued the following update: "We are regretful to say that after nearly a year and a half of battling cancer, our brother and bass player Ben Marlin has passed away just about the stroke of 5am this January 2nd, 2008. We are going to miss him so much and ...

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Original OMEN Bassist Severely Injured

OMEN founder/guitarist Kenny Powell, has released the following statement: "Original OMEN bass player Jody Henry was severely injured in a fall last week and is suffering from a fractured skull. While he is doing much better than anyone expected, he still faces a long and costly rehab. Unfortunately, he has no health insurance like the ...

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NORTH SIDE KINGS Frontman To Star In Horror Movie

NORTH SIDE KINGS vocalist Danny Marianino, who gained notoriety for allegedly knocking out Glenn Danzig with one punch back in 2004, will reportedly be one of the main stars in an upcoming horror film called "Nightmare Alley", due to hit theaters in the summer. NORTH SIDE KINGS' music will also be featured on the movie's ...

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DOGPOUND Drummer Launches TINKERHELL

DOGPOUND drummer Calle "Tuka" Boman has launched a brand new three-piece band called TINKERHELL. According to Boman, the group's "music might be described as really heavy and hard in the same vein as BLACK LABEL SOCIETY but with more aggressive vocals, more like ENTOMBED. It's hard to describe a music style but this might give ...

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