October 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

ASTRIAAL Completes Work On New Album

According to MetalObsession.net, Australian black metallers ASTRIAAL have completed work on their long-awaited follow-up to "Renascent Misanthropy" for an early 2010 release. The band is also planning its first live shows in over three years. Commented the group: "After tracking the as-yet-untitled new album at various studios throughout Australia, ASTRIAAL travelled to Molla ...

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PLANTERA Is Back!

PLANTERA — the Gothenburg, Sweden-based PANTERA tribute band featuring vocalist Tony Jelencovich (M.A.N, TRANSPORT LEAGUE, MNEMIC), bassist Robert Hakemo (M.A.N, RELEVANT FEW, ENGEL, GARDENIAN, KEROZENE, GOOSEFLESH) and guitarist Fredrik Olsson (LOST HORIZON, HEED) — will play an exclusive show in teh group's hometown on Saturday, October 31 at the metal club Belsepub. Also scheduled to ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Performs With BIGELF In Milan: Video Available

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy made a surprise guest appearence during BIGELF's performance at the Progressive Nation show in Milan on Monday, October 26. The Los Angeles-based psychedelic/progressive metal band was halfway through its song "Blackball" when Portnoy joined them onstage disguised in a hat. He proceeded to sing the song's chorus, then revealed himself ...

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SLAYER: 'World Painted Blood' BEST BUY Promotion Announced

To celebrate the release of their 10th studio album "World Painted Blood", in stores on Tuesday, November 3, the mighty SLAYER will make a special appearance on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Wednesday, November 4 (airs 12:05 ET/11:05 CT), performing the new album's title track. Some 400 lucky fans who purchase "World Painted Blood" at ...

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GHOST MACHINERY Recruits Former ALTARIA Singer

Oulu, Finland-based metallers GHOST MACHINERY have recruited Taage Laiho (KILPI, ALTARIA) as the band's new vocalist. Laiho sang on two ALTARIA albums — "Divinity" and "The Fallen Empire" — and he also took part in an extensive European tour with the band in 2006. KILPI just released its fifth album, "Pirun Merta", and is currently ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Performs First Show With DOMAIN Guitarist

German heavy metal veterans GRAVE DIGGER, who recently tapped DOMAIN's Axel Ritt to handle the guitar duties for the band on their upcoming live shows, have issued the following update: "Last Saturday [October 24], we played our first concert with Axel Ritt, in Gladbeck, Germany. It was really a great show. Axel gave his best ...

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