January 2002 - Blabbermouth Archive

TWIN OBSCENITY Commence Writing Process For Next CD

Norway's TWIN OBSCENITY have begun work on the material for their upcoming studio album, which is scheduled to be recorded later in the year for an early 2003 release through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's Bloodstone will reportedly feature a musical direction that varies in style from the “faster melodic metal” that is ...

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STRATOVARIUS Vocalist To Issue Solo Debut In March/April

STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto's recently-completed debut solo album will be released in Finland via Timo's own High And Loud label in March/April. No US or continental European release information has yet been made available. Among the tracks that are set to appear on the as-yet-untitled CD are the following: 01. Battle Of The Gods 02. ...

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ICED EARTH Get Upgraded

ICED EARTH's upcoming show in Stockholm, Sweden, which was scheduled to take place on February 17th at Klubben, has reportedly been moved to the bigger Lilla Arenan as a result of an unexpectedly strong demand for tickets. ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE To Record New CD In February

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE will enter Oral Majority Recordings Studios with producer Roberto Laghiin February to lay down their next effort, to be entitled Multiple Organ Harvest. Among the titles that are set to appear on the forthcoming album are the following: 01. El Gordo 02. Sick Scum 03. Never to Burn 04. Fold 'n Disgusted ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION Add New Vocalist

Los Angeles thrash metal act DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring former DARK ANGEL/current HIRAX axeman Jim Durkin, have added a new lead vocalist: Loana dP Valencia. Comented Durkin: "What can I say? We've been friends for a few years and I never even knew she sang. After hearing her at an impromptu jam session with us, ...

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FRETERNIA Secure Guitarist For Upcoming Record

Sweden's FRETERNIA will utilize the services of lead guitarist Mikael Andersson for the recording of the group's next studio album, which is scheduled to be tracked at Studio Underground in April for an October release through Spain's Arise Records. Mikael may or may not join the group permanently following the upcoming sessions. ...

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SHADOW GALLERY Axeman To Guest On Lucassen's "Space Metal"

SHADOW GALLERY axeman Gary Wehrkamp will appear on two tracks on the upcoming Space Metal CD from STAR ONE, the new project helmed by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE). Here are Arjen's thoughts on Gary's contributions: "I might have told you this before, but I really think that the guitar solo of SHADOW GALLERY's ...

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Reunited SUBZERO To Record New CD

Acclaimed New York hardcore act SUBZERO have reformed and are due to enter the studio in February to begin recording a new full-length album, which is scheduled to be released in the spring through Century Media Records in Europe. No American deal has yet been secured for the record, which will feature the band's original ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Issue

Progressive metal/fusion triumvirate COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE), bassist Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ULI JON ROTH), and drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH), have inked a deal with Dutch-based Mascot Records for the release of their sophomore album, Squadrophenia, due out in March. Recorded at Jeff Kollman's Crumb Studios in Granada ...

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