January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

RAVENS CREED Issues Studio Update

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward, as well as Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske, entered the studio earlier this month to begin recording their debut album, "Albion Thunder", for a late spring/early summer release. The CD will contain 12 songs with a running time ...

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Metal Bands Offer SUPER BOWL Predictions

Though football isn't the most extreme sport out there, it garners some pretty extreme musicians as fans, which is why Rhapsody questioned the metal community to find what bands are pulling for what team when it comes to Cardinals vs. Steelers this Sunday. Check out predictions from GWAR, TRIVIUM, MUNICIPAL WASTE, AS I LAY DYING, ...

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DRAGONFORCE, DELAIN Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

DRAGONFORCE and DELAIN have been confirmed for this year's Waldrock festival, set to take place June 13, 2009 in Burgum, Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BLACK STONE CHERRY CARCASS DELAIN DRAGONFORCE EPICA HEAVEN AND HELL KILLSWITCH ENGAGE MOTÖRHEAD PAPA ROACH PILGRIMZ TRIVIUM WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM

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HELIX Confirmed For SOUTH TEXAS ROCK FEST

Canadian hard rock band HELIX has been confirmed for this year's South Texas Rock Fest, set to take place May 22-24 in downtown San Antonio, Texas at Hemisfair Park. Also scheduled to appear are QUEENSRŸCHE, SEVEN MARY THREE, DAYS OF THE NEW and SPONGE. Ticket prices are as follows: * One-day advance ticket for Friday ...

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ALLHELLUJA: New Song Posted Online

ALLHELLUJA, the Italian project featuring Stefano Longhi from Scarlet Records, has posted a new song, "Face To Face With The Devil", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "Breath Your Soul", which is scheduled for release in March via Scarlet. The CD marks the recording debut of ...

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SNOT: New Video Interview With TOMMY VEXT Available

Vocalist Tommy "Vext" Cummings of the reunited lineup of the legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT was interviewed on January 21, 2009 at the Roxy in West Hollywood, California. Watch the three-minute chat below. SNOT is tentatively planning to enter the studio in late March or early April to begin recording its sophomore album ...

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BLINDSIDE To Play Free Hometown Show

Stockholm, Sweden's BLINDSIDE will play a free hometown show on February 5 at Hotellbaren at Medborgarplatsen. The band says, "We're going to try out some new songs." BLINDSIDE's "The Black Rose" EP was released in 2007. It features five new songs and three live recordings of tracks from the band's previous album, "The Great Depression". ...

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KERRY KING's 'War Ensemble' At NAMM; Video Available

Video footage of Kerry King of Los Angeles thrashers SLAYER playing the song "War Ensemble" at the Marshall booth at this year's NAMM show (which was held January 15-18, 2009 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California) can be viewed below. This year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival trek will be headlined by SLAYER ...

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ENSLAVED: New Video Interview Available

The German edition of Metal Hammer magazine recently conducted an interview with Ivar Bjornson (guitar, keys) and Grutle Kjellson (bass, vocals) of Norwegian masters of progressive/experimental metal ENSLAVED. They talk about being featured in the New York Times, the differences between touring in the USA and Europe, the fact that the conditions for touring bands ...

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