December 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

STRATOVARIUS To Begin Work On New Album Next Year

Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS have issued the following update: "We're still in the middle of the 'Polaris' world tour, but we do have a bit of news. "The European summer festivals earlier this year were nice and relaxing as always, and then we embarked on a long three-month leg which covered the Far East, North ...

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W.A.S.P. Frontman Interviewed In Bulgaria

MM Television conducted an interview with W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless on November 17, 2009 before the band's concert in Sofia, Bulgaria. Watch the Bulgarian-language report below. W.A.S.P.'s new album, "Babylon", entered the U.K. "Rock Albums" chart at position No. 15. The CD was released in Europe on October 12 through Global Music (via Demolition Records) ...

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AIRBOURNE: 'No Guts, No Glory' Artwork Unveiled

Australian rockers AIRBOURNE will release their second album, "No Guts, No Glory", on February 23, 2010 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded in Chicago with noted producer Johnny K (DISTURBED, 3 DOORS DOWN, STAIND) and was mixed by Mike Fraser at Warehouse Studios in Vancouver. The band relocated from its shared home in Warrnambool ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Issues Statement Regarding Drummer's Passing

AVENGED SEVENFOLD has issued the following statement regarding the passing of the band's drummer, James Owen Sullivan (a.k.a. The Rev): "It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan. "Jimmy was not only one of the world's best drummers, but more importantly, he ...

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SYMPHONY X Guitarist Issues New Album Update

North America's progressive metal gods SYMPHONY X are currently writing material for their next studio album, tentatively due mid-2010 via their new record label, Nuclear Blast Records. The band's guitarist, Michael Romeo, tells the SYMPHONY X webmaster that the songwriting sessions are "progressing well." He says that the riffs are written and all the ideas ...

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Reunited GUANTANAMO BAY CITY ROLLERS Perform In Adelaide

Reunited Australian "grindy thrash" band GUANTANAMO BAY CITY ROLLERS returned to Adelaide's Enigma Bar on December 19, 2009 for the first time since supporting INSECT WARFARE there on February 22, 2008. The group's lineup was the same as it was for the 2008 concert: Chappy (vocals) Cheese (guitar) Jonny (drums) Mikey (guitar) Gardy (bass) A ...

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ARMORY: New Studio Album Announced; Tribute Songs Available

U.S. progressive power metal band ARMORY has entered Mystic Star Studio in Townsend, Massachusetts to begin recording its second album, "Empyrean Realms", for a mid-to-late 2010 release. Compared to the group's debut album, "The Dawn Of Enlightenment", the new CD will have "more dynamic composing and arranging, with more colorful melodies, headbanging riffs, and progressive ...

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