January 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

OPETH Mainman Comments On His Return To BLOODBATH

OPETH's Mikael Åkerfeldt has issued the following update: "Thought I'd gain some pure death metal credibility and mention that I'm back in BLOODBATH again. I was slightly 'talked into' coming back but I certainly don't regret it now. Obviously I am busy all the time, both with my family and OPETH, so don't hold your ...

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STORMWARRIOR: New Album 'Teaser' Available

Germany's STORMWARRIOR has posted an audio "teaser" for its third studio album, "Heading Northe", on the group's MySpace page. Due on February 22 via Dockyard 1, the CD was recorded at the group's own Thunderhall Studios and was mixed with Piet Sielck (SAVAGE CIRCUS, IRON SAVIOR) before it was mastered at Tommy Hansen's ...

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MARDUK, IN BATTLE: Ljubljana Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of MARDUK and IN BATTLE's January 20, 2008 performances at the Gala Hala in Ljubljana, Slovenia can be viewed below. The concert was a part of the recently completed The Vanitas Tour 2008, which also featured ZONARIA and ARTISIAN. MARDUK's new album, "Rom 5:12" was released in North America on May 22, ...

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LEAVES' EYES To Play Mexico City In March

LEAVES' EYES — the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY — will perform at the Mandragora's Fest on March 1 in Mexico City. This concert will mark the group's lvie debut with new drummer Nick Barker (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) and session bassist Alla ...

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KISS: Dates For Italy, Russia Announced

According to a posting on the KISS fan site KissNews.de, KISS will play shows in Italy and Russia in May. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Mar. 16 - Melbourne, Australia - Ing F1 Grand Prix Mar. 18 - Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Center Mar. 20 - Sydney, Australia - ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY, AWAKE Confirmed For Holland's DOKK'EM Open-Air Festival

Former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley and AWAKE have been confirmed for the Dokk'em open-air festival, set to take place August 9, 2008 near Leeuwarden, Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DIAMOND HEAD (UK) TRAIL OF TEARS (NO) BLAZE BAYLEY (UK) AWAKE (UK) VENGEANCE (NL) ANGER AS ART (USA) HEIDEVOLK (NL) INCURSION ...

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