October 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

DIMMU BORGIR: A 'Listening Session' With SILENOZ

Guitarist Silenoz of Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR recently took part in a 30-minute "listening session" with Roy Kristensen of Imhotep. Roy played Silenoz 11 tracks, and they talked through these. Check out the results in MP3 audio format at this location. "The Invaluable Darkness" — the three-disc package of 2 DVDs ...

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NECRONOMICON To Play Toronto In December

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based black/death metallers NECRONOMICON will take a break from recording their new album to make a special appearance in Toronto on December 6. The full lineup and venue will be announced by Altered Paradise Entertainment on November 6. NECRONOMICON is currently seeking a new label home. According to a posting on the band's ...

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SAXON Launches 'Riff King' Competition

On November 28, the new SAXON video, "Live To Rock", will have its world premier. At the same time the incredible "Riff King" competition will begin. What is it about? It's easy... You will see the video and the part where the solo normally comes is faded out. Play your own solo and submit it ...

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SHADOW GALLERY Vocalist MICHAEL A. BAKER Dead At 45

Vocalist Michael A. Baker of progressive power metallers SHADOW GALLERY died on Wednesday afternoon, October 29, 2008 after suffering a heart attack. He was 45 years old. Mike was a founding member of SHADOW GALLERY and for the past 16 years, helped shape the band's sound with his magical voice. Additionally, he made many appearances ...

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OPETH Frontman On 'Craziest' Thing He Did As Metal Musician

Germany's Metal Hammer magazine recently conducted an interview with OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt. An excerpt from the chat follows below. Metal Hammer: What does heavy metal mean to you in general: Lifestyle or music? Mikael: It's both. The lifestyle includes the music. Sometimes, when I think back to what it was like in the early ...

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BUCKCHERRY's 'Black Butterfly' Certifield Gold In Canada

"Black Butterfly", the new album from the California rock band BUCKCHERRY, has been certified gold in Canada for sales in excess of 50,000 copies. The CD sold just under 47,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 8. It follows up 2006's ...

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