December 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

BLAZE BAYLEY Performs New Song On Greek TV; Video Available

Former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley performed a brand new song, "Watching The Night Sky", on November 30, 2009 on Greece's Antenna TV. Watch video of the performance below. "Watching The Night Sky" comes off Blaze Bayley's new album, "Promise and Terror", which is scheduled for release on February 1, 2010. The CD is now ...

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SCAR SYMMETRY: 'Ascension Chamber' Video Released

"Ascension Chamber", the new video from Swedish progressive melodic death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY, can be viewed below. Commented guitarist Per Nilsson: "A spiritual entity that originates from the sun travels through the solar system, destination: the earth. That's the basic concept of the song 'Ascension Chamber'. So when we decided to do a video for ...

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ENEMY OF THE SUN Frontman Checks In From The Studio

ENEMY OF THE SUN, the German band featuring guitarist Waldemar Sorychta — former member of GRIP INC./DESPAIR and producer for such bands as LACUNA COIL and MOONSPELL — entered the studio on October 13 to begin recording its second album for an early 2010 release. Vocalist Jules Näveri (also in PROFANE OMEN) states, "We had ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Confirmed For U.K.'s HAMMERFEST II

Long-running Venice Beach, California thrash/punk band SUICIDAL TENDENCIES has been confirmed for next year's Hammerfest II festival, set to take place March 11-13, 2010 at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, United Kingdom. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AKERCOCKE ATTICA RAGE BELLIGERENCE CARS ON FIRE CONQUEST OF STEEL DARK FUNERAL DEVILDRIVER ECHOVIRUS ...

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U.D.O. Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has been confirmed for next year's edition the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are IMMORTAL and CORVUS CORAX. In 2008, Wacken Open Air festival was honored with a Live Entertainment Award ...

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SERJ TANKIAN To Release 'Elect The Dead Symphony' In March

On March 16, 2009, Serj Tankian, a Grammy Award winner and one of rock's most unconventional frontmen, took the stage at the majestic Auckland Town Hall in New Zealand with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra to perform a very special orchestral interpretation of his critically acclaimed debut solo album "Elect the Dead". The dynamic one-off performance ...

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SEPULTURA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2010 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DARK FUNERAL DARK TRANQUILLITY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER HYPOCRISY OBITUARY SEPULTURA SUBWAY TO SALLY For more information, go to this location. ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Interviewed On 'The Paulie Z Show'

Drummer Mike Portnoy of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER was recently interviewed on "The Paulie Z Show". The episode is now available for streaming using the audio player below. DREAM THEATER's promotional video for the song "Wither" can be viewed below. Footage for the clip was shot at the following shows on the band's recently ...

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