November 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

GORGOROTH: Footage From Last Night's Birmingham Concert Available

Fan-filmed video footage of the Gaahl-fronted version of the Norwegian black metal band GORGOROTH performing the song "Prosperity and Beauty" last night (Saturday, November 29) at the Asylum in Birmingham, England can be viewed below (clip uploaded by Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon"). GORGOROTH entered the studio on August 25 in the band's hometown ...

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SAMAEL Going Back To Its Roots With 'Above'

After completing work on the material for their ABOVE side project, Swiss industrial metallers SAMAEL have decided that "Above" will no longer be a project but the title of their new album. Commented SAMAEL frontman Vorph: "After 20 years, we've tried to do an album that would represent what SAMAEL is all about and we ...

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MEGADETH Drummer Comments On Passing Of LOUDNESS' MUNETAKA HIGUCHI

MEGADETH's Shawn Drover has commented on the passing of LOUDNESS drummer Munetaka Higuchi, who died this morning (November 30) after a seven-month battle with liver cancer. He said, "I just found out that one of my favorite drummers passed away — Munetaka Higuchi from the band LOUDNESS. Munetaka had been diagnosed with liver cancer less ...

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THIS ENDING: 'Dead Harvest' Video Teaser Available

THIS ENDING, the Swedish death metal band featuring AMON AMARTH drummer Fredrik Andersson, has uploaded a 51-second video teaser for its second album, "Dead Harvest", due on January 30, 2009 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy; and February 2, 2009 in the rest of Europe via Metal Blade Records. Watch it below. According to a ...

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Drummer JOHN MACALUSO Opens Music Instruction School

Drummer John Macaluso (ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TNT, JAMES LABRIE, UNION RADIO, RIOT, POWERMAD, DELMAR BROWN, GEORGE LYNCH, STARBREAKER) has returned to his hometown of Commack, New York to open a new music instruction school, where he hopes to share his legacy with aspiring drummers. The Music Lab, located on Commack Road just south of Jericho ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Play Lima In March?

Although the concert has yet to be confirmed via the band's official web site, British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN will reportedly perform a headlining show at Estadio Nacional in Lima, Peru on March 26, 2009. A commercial for the gig, which was apparently aired during Argentinian band FABULOSOS CADILLACS' performance in Lima, can be ...

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RUSH Guitarist Discusses Band's Future Plans

ToledoBlade.com recently conducted an interview with RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson. Regarding the band's future plans, Lifeson said, "Right now we just want rest. We've been working really hard for the last seven or eight years on numerous records, tours, and DVDs; it's been pretty constant through that whole period. We really feel like ...

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