December 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

BATTLE RAM Confirmed For HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Warm-Up Show

Italian power metallers BATTLE RAM will play a special cover set at the official Headbangers Open Air warm-up show on July 22, 2009 at Planet Alsen in Itzehoe, Germany. Headbangers Open Air festival will take place July 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS ...

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ACID DRINKERS Guitarist Dead At 29

Aleksander "Olass" Mendyk, guitar player for long-running Polish thrash band ACID DRINKERS, died on November 30 in Krakow. The cause of death has not yet been determined. He was 29 years old. Formed in 1986, ACID DRINKERS has played over 500 gigs, including support slots with such international artists as DEEP PURPLE, MEGADETH, BRUCE DICKINSON, ...

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ILLDISPOSED Parts Ways With AFM RECORDS

Guitarist Jakob Batten of Danish metallers ILLDISPOSED has issued the following update: "After only one year's co-operation we have decided to part ways with AFM Records. We had two more albums to do with them but the co-operation went so bad we decided to split with them. We will soon introduce a new label." "The ...

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ARTIFACT Completes Filming 'New Messiah' Video

ARTIFACT, the Norwegian band featuring former SIRENIA guitarist Björnar Landa, has finished filming a video for the song "New Messiah". The group says, "Although [the clip] hasn't been edited yet, we can promise you lots of smoke, sparks and pyrotechnics. We've even included a special surprise for you at the end of the video." ARTIFACT ...

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ORGAN Taps DOWN/CROWBAR Producer For New Album

Atlanta, Georgia-based metal band ORGAN has tapped Warren Riker (DOWN, CROWBAR, CYNIC) to produce its new album for an early 2009 release. Recording began in November 2008 at PigPen Studio in Athens, Georgia and will continue at Broken Wave Studios in Glendale, California. A new song, "Burnt Down Again", is available for streaming on ORGAN's ...

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PRYMARY Announces New Singer

Huntington Beach, California-based progressive metallers PRYMARY have announced the addition of singer Chance Addison to the group's ranks. The band says, "It was thankfully a very short but fruitful search. PRYMARY has been in the studio adding Chance's vocals to the already completed songs. Chance comes to us from Las Vegas and brings a wealth ...

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