January 2015 - Blabbermouth Archive

MIKE PORTNOY Launches First Full-On Metal Project, Lays Down 'Most Brutal Drum Performance' Of His Career

Drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) has launched his first full-on metal project. He writes on Facebook: "I just laid down the most brutal drum performance of my career! Picture 'Angel Of Death' [SLAYER] meets 'Dyers Eve' [METALLICA]… I FINALLY have my metal outlet!" According to Mike, more information ...

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CHRISTOPHER AMOTT's ARMAGEDDON Taps Ex-NIGHTRAGE Singer ANTONY HÄMÄLÄINEN For U.S. Tour

Vocalist Antony Hämäläinen (pictured; NIGHTRAGE, NERVOSIA, MERIDIAN DAWN) will front ARMAGEDDON, the band led by former ARCH ENEMY guitarist Christopher Amott, on their upcoming U.S. tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early February. Singer Matt Hallquist left ARMAGEDDON last month due to "personal reasons." Upcoming ARMAGEDDON shows: Feb. 07 - Sammy's Patio - ...

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STEEL PANTHER: Fan-Filmed Footage Of Nashville Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of STEEL PANTHER's December 17 concert at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, Tennessee can be seen below. STEEL PANTHER has just released its first-ever original Christmas track, "The Stocking Song". Featuring STEEL PANTHER's signature hooks and naughty take on the holiday season, it is available for purchase on iTunes and on Amazon. ...

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CHASTAIN To Release 'We Bleed Metal' Album

The reformed CHASTAIN — featuring Leather Leone on vocals — will release a new album, "We Bleed Metal", later in the year via Leviathan Records. The band will complete the recordings for the CD later this month in Atlanta, Georgia. CHASTAIN's lineup on "We Bleed Metal" will be the same as that on the 2013-2014 ...

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