November 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

ARKAEA Schedules Live Debut

ARKAEA — the new band featuring FEAR FACTORY members Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar) and Raymond Herrera (drums) alongside vocalist Jon Howard (THREAT SIGNAL) and bassist Pat Kavanaugh (THREAT SIGNAL) — will make its live debut on January 15, 2009 at Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, California with GOD FORBID. ARKAEA will release its debut ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: I Like To Play The Stuff That Makes You Say, 'How Does He Do That And Sing?'

MEGADETH is in the early stages of the songwriting process for the band's new album, which is tentatively expected sometime next year via Roadrunner Records. The CD is once again being helmed by acclaimed British producer Andy "Undie" Sneap, who produced MEGADETH's last album, "United Abominations" (May 2007, Roadrunner Records). MEGADETH's forthcoming LP will be ...

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BATTLELORE: Porto Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of BATTLELORE's November 24, 2008 concert in Porto, Portugal can be viewed below (clips uploaded by "OfDreamAndDrama"). BATTLELORE is currently taking part in the "Finnish Fire" European tour — featuring headliners KORPIKLAANI alongside KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI and FALCHIO. BATTLELORE's fifth album, "The Last Alliance", recently entered the official chart in Finland at position ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN Talks About His Bass Clinic Tour; Video Available

Japan's WeROCK City conducted an interview with legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH, TALAS) earlier this month when he held a bass clinic in Tokyo. Billy talks about his 19-country bass clinic tour and introduces his brand new bass, Yamaha BB series, designed by Billy himself and Yamaha. Watch the footage at ...

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Reunited NO FUN AT ALL To Play Free Show In Stockholm

Reunited Swedish punk rock pioneers NO FUN AT ALL will play a free show at Mega Skivakademin (Sergels Torg) in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday, December 6 at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate the release of their brand new album, "Low Rider". Fans attending the event will have an opportunity to buy the new CD and get ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN Announces Lineup Changes

Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have issued the following update: "This year has been amazing for us and big thanks goes to all of you fans around the world! We had really succesfull European tour with EPICA and all the shows, especially last show in Paris, will stay in our memories forever! What makes ...

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END OF GREEN Frontman To Guest On New ELIS Album

Vocalist Michelle Darkness of South German melancholics END OF GREEN makes a guest appearance on the new album from Liechtenstein-based gothic metallers ELIS, entitled "Catharsis". Commented ELIS singer Sandra Schleret: "During the vocal pre-production of 'Warrior's Tale', I always was thinking of a sad, fragile, though very strong, low-pitched voice, to give the lyrics the ...

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GILBY CLARKE At His Home Studio

Japan's WeROCK City has posted video footage of former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke at his home studio. Gilby shows off his guitar collection, including his treasured Zemaitis Silvertop Custom Deluxe axe, which was made by Tony Zemaitis in London in 1991. Gilby had the wonderful opportunity to meet Tony and his ...

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