January 2013 - Blabbermouth Archive

LEGION OF THE DAMNED To Enter Studio In March

Dutch thrashers LEGION OF THE DAMNED will enter Stage One Studio in Bühne, Germany in March with producer Andy Classen (TANKARD, KRISIUN, HOLY MOSES) to begin recording its new album, "Ravenous Plague", for a late 2013 release via Napalm Records. Andy previously produced LEGION OF THE DAMNED's CDs "Feel The Blade", "Malevolent Rapture", "Sons Of ...

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TRISTANIA: Audio Sample Of New Song

Norwegian/Italian metallers TRISTANIA have posted an audio teaser for the new song "Darkest White", to be featured on the band's upcoming seventh full-length album, due for release in May via Napalm Records. Listen to the sample in the YouTube clip below. TRISTANIA's new CD is being produced by Christer André Cederberg, who started his metal ...

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LED ZEPPELIN To Be Honored At Germany's ECHO Awards

LED ZEPPELIN will receive the inaugural International Lifetime Achievement Award at the ECHO awards in Berlin, Germany on March 21. Guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones will accept the award on behalf of the band. Singer Robert Plant is unable to attend the event since he has a concert scheduled the same night ...

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KAMELOT: 'Karma' Drum-Cam Footage From European Tour

Drum cam footage of KAMELOT's Casey Grillo performing the song "Karma" during the band's recently completed European tour can be seen below. KAMELOT's new album, "Silverthorn", sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 79 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Poetry ...

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ABSU Announces Special North American Tour

ABSU has announced details on its upcoming tour, dubbed North American Connexus Conjuration. The 26-city trek will see the band perform two full sets with music spanning their 20-year recording career. It is the first full tour by the Texas-based mythological occult trio since the release of "Abzu", the second of a planned trilogy of ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist Talks Return Of Singer JESSE LEACH In New Video Interview

Shockwave Magazine recently conducted an interview with bassist Mike D'Antonio of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. You can now watch the chat below. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's new album, "Disarm The Descent", will be released on April 2 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's 2009's self-titled release is the band's first album with original singer Jesse ...

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FALLSTAR Signs With FACEDOWN RECORDS

Portland heavy music act FALLSTAR has inked a deal with Facedown Records. The band's new album, "Backdraft", will be released on April 16. The CD's first single, "Shallow Believer", features a guest appearance by MEMPHIS MAY FIRE vocalist Matty Mullins. The official lyric video for the track, which was recorded by engineer Kris Crummett (ALESANA, ...

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Ex-NEVERMORE/FORBIDDEN Guitarist Teams Up With BIOMECHANICAL, MNEMIC, MERCENARY Members

ONE MACHINE is the brainchild of critically acclaimed guitarist/songwriter Steve Smyth (NEVERMORE, FORBIDDEN, DRAGONLORD, VICIOUS RUMORS). An international metal band with classic and modern influences, it features members carefully selected by Smyth: Mikkel Sandager (MERCENARY) on vocals, Jamie Hunt (BIOMECHANICAL) on guitar, Tomas "O'Beast" Koefoed (MNEMIC) on bass and Raphael Saini (CHAOSWAVE) on drums. Smyth ...

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ANCIIENTS: New Song Available For Streaming

"Raise The Sun", a new song from the progressive rock/metal outfit ANCIIENTS, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off the band's debut album, "Heart Of Oak", which will be released in North America on April 16, and will be available on CD, limited-edition double gatefold LP and digitally. The CD ...

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Video: The Creation Of AVENGED SEVENFOLD Guitarist's 'Hellwin' Amplifiers

Schecter Amplification officially launched the Hellwin series of amplifiers — a collaboration between AVENGED SEVENFOLD's Synyster Gates and Schecter Amplification — last week at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show in Anaheim, California. The Hellwin USA 100 is the initial entry in the Hellwin series, a line of products that Schecter Amplification ...

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