January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

KORPIKLAANI To Enter Studio Next Month

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI will enter the studio on February 15 to begin recording their sixth album, "Karkelo" (English translation: "Party"), tentatively due in June via Nuclear Blast Records. According to the band, the recordings for the 14-song CD "will start in Hollola, Petrax studio, where Matson [drummer Matti Johansson] will do his drum work. ...

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PRIMITIVE GRAVEN IMAGE Completes Work On New Album

Guitarist Luke "Ljosalfur" Lehane of the U.K. black metallers PRIMITIVE GRAVEN IMAGE has issued the following update: "We have returned from five days at the studio with acclaimed producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR). He has mixed the [second PRIMITIVE GRAVEN IMAGE] album into a GREAT shape, and helped with additional production, recording, arrangements ...

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AS I LAY DYING: DVD Title Revealed

San Diego-based metallers AS I LAY DYING have reportedly set "This Is Who We Are" as the title of their upcoming three-disc DVD set. Due on April 14 via Metal Blade, the effort will include live performances, backstage footage, interviews, photos, production videos, and a documentary on the group covering everything from the band's humble ...

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STYGIA Debut To Be Mixed In March Or April

Boston, Massachusetts-based up-and-coming "shred" guitarist Todd Seitz has issued the following update on the debut album from his STYGIA project, entitled "Divine Allegiance": "At the moment, Mike [Vescera; ex-LOUDNESS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN] is working on getting the vocals recorded. Everything is coming along great. We should be ready for the mix in March or April. The ...

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STURM UND DRANG: 'Rock 'N Roll Children' Lands On German Chart

"Rock 'n Roll Children", the second album from Finland's STURM UND DRANG, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 83. The follow-up to the band's platinum-selling debut (in Finland) "Learning To Rock" hit the stores in the group's home country on November 12, 2008 and was issued in other parts of Europe ...

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