December 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

MISFITS Near-Reunion In New Jersey; Video Footage Available

The "American Psycho" lineup of the resurrected MISFITS (minus Jerry Only) reunited for a one-time performance this past Saturday (December 26) at the Starland Ballroom in Sayersville, New Jersey on. Headlining the show was DANZIG. The reunited MISFITS included vocalist Michale Graves, guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and drummer Dr. Chud. Bassist Jerry Only did ...

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OPETH Guitarist Interviewed In Melbourne

Barbara of Melbourne, Australia's "1700" conducted an interview with guitarist Fredrik Ã…kesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH when the band played in Melbourne on November 25, 2009. Watch the chat below. OPETH will commemorate its twentieth anniversary in spring 2010 with six exclusive shows that will take place across the globe in Stockholm, Sweden; Essen, ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON To Aspiring Musicians: 'In Order To Be Great, You Have To Be Different'

IndependentRockstar.com recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH and current F5/HAIL! bassist David Ellefson. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. IndependentRockstar.com: David, what is one habit that you have that has been an important contributor to your success? Ellefson: First off, I just love playing, writing, recording and especially performing. ...

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HYDROGEN Calls It Quits

Swedish power/thrash metal band HYDROGEN has called it quits. Three songs from the band's last promotional CD, "The New Way", are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. HYDROGEN in February 2009 announced the addition of drummer Tobbe Geson and guitarist Chris W to the group's ranks. The band's debut album, "Now ...

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FIDDLER'S GREEN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

FIDDLER'S GREEN, the German band that plays Irish "speedfolk," has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 ALICE COOPER ARCH ENEMY AMORPHIS ATROCITY CALIBAN CANDLEMASS CANNIBAL CORPSE CORVUS CORAX CRUCIFIED BARBARA ...

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SHINING: European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish extreme metallers SHINING have scheduled the following European dates: Mar. 05 - Helvete - Oberhausen, Germany Mar. 06 - From Hell - Erfurth, Germany Mar. 07 - Baroeg - Rotterdam, Netherlands Mar. 08 - Biebob - Vosellar, Belgium Mar. 09 - Laiterie - Strasbourg, France Mar. 11 - Metropolis - Munich, Germany Mar. 12 ...

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KATAKLYSM: New Album Title Revealed

Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have set "Heaven's Venom" as the title of the follow-up to 2008's "Prevail", tentatively due in October 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais: "This album will be different than 'Prevail', but will still have the classic KATAKLYSM trademarks and hooks. You will see a much more intricate record ...

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Video Guitar Lessons Featuring TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK

Video footage of Rock House instructor Alex Skolnick of TESTAMENT teaching you how to map out a minor ii-V-i progression using arpeggios and modes, and how to play a ii-V-I progression in the key of Bb Major, can be viewed below. Alex is a founding member of TESTAMENT, one of the most influential metal/thrash bands ...

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