December 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

PANTOKRATOR Begins Recording New Album

Swedish death metallers PANTOKRATOR have entered a studio outside Halmstad, Sweden to begin recording their new album, "Aurum", for a tentative March/April 2007 release on Whirlwind Records. The production duties are being handled by Rickard Bengtsson, who has previously worked with ARCH ENEMY and SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, among others. In other news, Momentum Scandinavia has released ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's CATANESE, DESERVIO To Attend NAMM

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Nick Catanese and bass player John "JD" Deservio will attend NAMM 2007, which is scheduled to take place January 18-21 in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. Catanese will take part in signing sessions at the Dean Markley, EMG, Tone Pros, Coffin Cases, and Washburn Guitars booths. Deservio will be ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Taps 'X-Men' Star For 'Halloween'

Launch Radio Networks reports: Rob Zombie made several casting announcements for his remake of the 1978 horror classic "Halloween" at his MySpace page over the weekend. Zombie revealed that veteran actor Malcolm McDowell, best known as the star of "A Clockwork Orange", will play the role of Dr. Loomis, the psychiatrist tracking serial killer Michael ...

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CAULDRON/KILL CHEERLEADER's Tour Van And Equipment Stolen

Jason Decay (CAULDRON, KILL CHEERLEADER, ex-GOAT HORN) has issued a plea to anyone who has seen a metallic blue late model GMC van after the vehicle — which doubles as the tour van for both CAULDRON and his side project KILL CHEERLEADER — was reportedly stolen last Thursday (Dec. 21) in Toronto along with several ...

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CIRCUS MAXIMUS To Enter Studio In January

Norwegian progressive metal band CIRCUS MAXIMUS will enter the studio in early January to begin recording its sophomore album for a tentative June 2007 release. A video compilation from the group's latest pre-production sessions for the new CD can be viewed at this location (Windows Media). CIRCUS MAXIMUS released its critically acclaimed debut ...

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DORO: Antwerp Concert To Go Ahead As Scheduled

According to DORO's agent, Dirk Lehberger of Noisegate Productions, the German singer's concert at Hof Ter Loh in Antwerp, Belgium, scheduled for tonight (Wednesday, December 27) will go ahead as planned, despite previous reports to the contrary. Lehberger stated in an e-mail to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "The signing session at Feedback store in Aalst had to be ...

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KAYSER Added To EKTOMORF European Tour

KAYSER, the Swedish band featuring former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Spice and ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND drummer Bob Ruben, has been confirmed as direct support for EKTOMORF on their upcoming European tour beginning on February 1 and running through March 10. Also appearing on the bill is Sweden's BLINDED COLONY. KAYSER tour dates: With EKTOMORF and ...

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VELVET REVOLVER's SLASH Parties In Hollywood; Video Available

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) was among the celebrities that showed up at Hyde in Hollywood on Saturday (December 23). Watch footage from X17. VELVET REVOLVER is currently recording its sophomore album, tentatively entitled "Libertad", with producer Brendan O'Brien (INCUBUS, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE) for a spring 2007 release. VELVET REVOLVER ...

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