January 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

Unauthorized W.A.S.P. Biography In The Works

U.K.-based writer Darren Upton (pictured below) is working on the unauthorized and unofficial biography of W.A.S.P. titled "Sting In The Tale", featuring new interviews with Randy Piper (guitar), Chris Holmes (guitar) and Stet Howland (drums). Commented Upton: "I've been a W.A.S.P. fan for 23 years now. Everything about Blackie [Lawless] and his band attracted me, ...

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ACID REIGN Expanded Reissues Now Available

The back catalog from British thrashers ACID REIGN has been remastered and reissued via Lost and Found Records. Formed in 1985, ACID REIGN recorded the "Moshkinstein" demo in 1987, and was soon signed to the British label Under One Flag in 1988 to record the "Moshkinstein" EP. After gaining support slots with such acts as ...

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KORN Frontman Unveils New Solo Music

KORN singer Jonathan Davis has uploaded three solo tracks — "Final Days", "Happiness" and "Medicate" — to his official Soundcloud account. You can now stream the music below. Davis has been working on his debut solo album for the past couple of years. He told The Pulse of Radio in a 2009 interview that he ...

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SAMAEL: First 'Lux Mundi' Studio Webisode Released

The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Lux Mundi" (which translates as "Light of the World"), the new album from Swiss industrial black metallers SAMAEL, can be viewed below. Due in April via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD will contain 12 new original tracks, including "Antigod", "Soul Invinctus", ...

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IAN GILLAN: New Video Interview Posted Online

More-Metal.com conducted an interview with Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE) on January 23 in Berlin, Germany during the "Rock Meets Classic" tour — which features legendary rock singers performing classic songs with a "classical symphony orchestra." You can now watch the chat below. Also appearing on the tour were Marc Storace (KROKUS), Lou Gramm ...

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HELL IN THE CLUB: 'On The Road' Video Released

"On The Road", the new Ludovico Galletti-directed video from HELL IN THE CLUB — the new band featuring members of two of the biggest Italian metal acts, SECRET SPHERE and ELVENKING — can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's debut album, "Let The Games Begin", which was released in Italy on January ...

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KATAKLYSM: Quality Haarlem Footage Available

Quality fan-filmed video footage of Canadian death metal lunatics KATAKLYSM performing on January 23, 2011 at Patronaat in Haarlem, The Netherlands can be viewed below (courtesy of "letthedeathmetalflow"). Neckbreakers Ball 2011 — which also features LEGION OF THE DAMNED, EQUILIBRIUM, MÅNEGARM and MILKING THE GOATMACHINE — kicked off on January 14 in Geiselwind, Germany and ...

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MERCYLESS Is Back!

Long-defunct French death metallers MERCYLESS — who are responsible for releasing one of the most underrated death albums of all time in the shape of 1992's "Abject Offerings" — have returned "in a brutal death metal style like in the '90s," according to a press release. To celebrate the band's reformation, a new collectors' double ...

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