November 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

KATAGORY V Drummer Quits

Drummer Matt Suiter has left the Utah-based progressive/power metal band KATAGORY V. He says in a statement: "After nearly ten years of playing in KATAGORY V, I have made the difficult decision to leave the band. This is a choice that I have been struggling with for a very long time, and have finally decided ...

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EVIL MASQUERADE: New Album Details Revealed

Denmark-based symphonic metal band EVIL MASQUERADE has set "Fade To Black" as the title of its fourth album, due on January 26, 2009 via Escape Music. The follow-up to 2006's "Third Act" was mixed and mastered by Tommy Hansen (JORN, HELLOWEEN) at Jailhouse Studios in Denmark and features a guest appearance by former RAINBOW keyboardist ...

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DARK MOOR: New Album Title, Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

Madrid, Spain-based power metallers DARK MOOR have set "Autumnal" as the title of their new album, due in early 2009. The follow-up to 2007's "Tarot", was recorded in part at New Sin Studios in Italy and features a guest appearance by soprano Itea Benedicto (NIOBETH). "Autumnal" track listing: 01. Swan Lake 02. On The Hill ...

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KREATOR, GRAVEWORM Confirmed For Austria's SUMMER NIGHTS OPEN AIR Festival

KREATOR and GRAVEWORM have been confirmed for the Summer Nights Open Air festival, set to take place May 22-24 at Burg Frauentstein in Mining am Inn, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: KREATOR SATYRICON SODOM KATAKLYSM WINTERSUN BEHEMOTH DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER SONIC SYNDICATE ELUVEITIE ABORTED EISREGEN ENDSTILLE GRAVEWORM KEEP OF KALESSIN EXCREMENTORY ...

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WINTERSUN Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

WINTERSUN, the Finnish band led by former ENSIFERUM singer Jari Mäenpää, has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH BRAINSTORM CORVUS CORAX J.B.O. LEGION OF THE DAMNED SCHANDMAUL UNHEILIG VOLBEAT WINTERSUN ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman's 'Rants'; Fifth Clip Posted Online

The Australian branch of Roadrunner Records has posted the fifth clip in a six-part series featuring MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn, aptly titled "Robb Flynn's Rants." The special edition of "The Blackening", MACHINE HEAD's Grammy-nominated masterwork, recently landed on the chart of the Australian electronics and music retailer JB Hi-Fi at position No. ...

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SAXON: New Video Podcast Posted Online

British heavy metal legends SAXON have uploaded a new video podcast in which vocalist Biff Byford and guitarist Doug Scarratt offer more information about the band's recently launched "Riff King" competition. Check it out at this location. On November 28, the new SAXON video, "Live To Rock", will have its world premier. At ...

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Remixers Needed For PRONG's 'Power Of The Damager' CD

13th Planet Records is preparing a remix CD as a follow-up to PRONG's latest studio album, "Power of the Damager". Chris Kniker of Amped Records Inc. has been named executive producer of this project. Deadlines for consideration on this release are as follows: November 30, 2008 – Initial contact with executive producer January 25, 2009 ...

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KEITH CAPUTO: European Tour Documentary Available

A four-part documentary chronicling the last few days of LIFE OF AGONY singer Keith Caputo's most recent European solo tour (October 2008) can be viewed below (documentary produced by Carola Christan). Caputo's latest solo album, "A Fondness For Hometown Scars", was released in Europe on April 7 via Suburban Records. The CD was produced by ...

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