January 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

SAGA Frontman MICHAEL SADLER: 'It's Nice To Be Back!'

Canadian rockers SAGA have been rejoined by the band's original singer, Michael Sadler. The group is in the process of recording a new CD, to be released later this year through Edel AG. Commented Sadler: "Let me begin by saying how touched I am by your overwhelmingly positive reaction to the news of my return ...

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ILLDISPOSED: New Album Cover Artwork Unveiled

Danish extreme metallers ILLDISPOSED will release their new album, "There Is Light (But It's Not For Me)", on March 25 via Massacre Records. The band recorded the CD at Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GOREFEST, SICK OF IT ALL). The "There Is Light (But It's Not For Me)" ...

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VADER To Tour With KRISIUN In June

Polish death metal veterans VADER have issued the following update: "Just at the beginning of June, VADER will start their summer concert season! The band will be shortly after recording their new album (May) and they promised they will present one [or] two new tracks on stage. Summer Campaign 2011 will cover summer festivals and ...

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HÄMATOM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

German thrashers HÄMATOM have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, 2011 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCU§ER ALBERLOUR'S APOCALYPTICA AS I LAY DYING AVANTASIA BATTLE BEAST ...

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FINNR'S CANE Signs With PROPHECY PRODUCTIONS

Canada's FINNR'S CANE has inked a deal with Prophecy Productions. The band will enter the studio later in the year to begin recording its second album. With its atmospherically gripping debut album, "Wanderlust", FINNR'S CANE has fascinated and enthused lovers of wintery soundscapes somewhere between mighty offshoots of traditionally grim black metal and sublime post ...

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DIAMOND HEAD, AIRBOURNE, ARCHITECTS Confirmed For U.K.'s SONISPHERE

DIAMOND HEAD, AIRBOURNE, ARCHITECTS and WEEZER have been confirmed for the U.K. edition of the Sonisphere festival, set to take place July 8-10 at Knebworth. Commented DIAMOND HEAD guitarist Brian Tatler: "DIAMOND HEAD have been given the fantastic opportunity of opening for the 'Big Four' [METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX] at this year's Sonisphere festival, ...

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THE NIBIRUAN Back In The Studio

THE NIBIRUAN, the new Finnish metal band featuring former AMORAL guitarist Silver Ots alongside Lauri Koskenniemi (guitar) and Eerik Purdon (bass) of SHEAR, has issued the following update: "We entered the studio last weekend to record some new stuff and man has it been a blast. Everything has worked out better than we anticipated and ...

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TOKYO BLADE To Release 'Thousand Men Strong' In March

Fastball Music has set a March 18 release date for "Thousand Men Strong", the brand new studio album from the newly revamped lineup of the NWOBHM band TOKYO BLADE — featuring Andy Boulton (guitar), John Wiggins (guitar), Andy Wrighton (bass) and Steve Pierce (drums), alongside new singer Nicolaj "Nick" Ruhnow (IRONY, VOIVITTU, DOMAIN, NICK HELLFORT). ...

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INSIDEAD: 'Chaos Elecdead' Video Released

"Chaos Elecdead", the new video from Greek modern metallers INSIDEAD, can be viewed below. The song is the title track of the band's debut album, which will be released on April 29 via Massacre Records. The CD was produced by Roberto Dimitri Liapakis at Prophecy and Music Factory studios in Germany, and was mixed and ...

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