December 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

REFLECTION: New Video Interview Available

Elena Mihailidou and Labros Tennes of Metalzone.gr recently conducted an interview with guitarist Stathis Pavladis and vocalist Leo Stivala of Greek epic doom metallers REFLECTION. Watch the 26-minute chat below. REFLECTION's new album, "When Shadows Fall", was released eaerlier in the year via Italy's Cruz Del Sur Music. Stathis Pavlantis previously stated about ...

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ZERO SYSTEM Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Replacement

ZERO SYSTEM, the North Carolina-based band featuring guitarist Kyle Rakes (BLOODJINN), guitarist/singer Justin Reich and drummer Trey Harding, has parted ways with vocalist Joel Collins "due to Collins needing to dedicate more time to the upcoming BLOODJINN release." A replacement singer in the shape of Adam Cody (GLASS CASKET) has already been secured and two ...

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AVALANCHE: Debut Album To Be Recorded In Early 2009

AVALANCHE, the new project featuring Olof Mörck (NIGHTRAGE, DRAGONLAND), Jake E (ex-DREAM EVIL, DREAMLAND), Andy Solveström (WITHIN Y, EVILDOER, CIPHER SYSTEM) and Morten Lowe Sorensen (THE ARCANE ORDER, SUBMISSION), has issued the following update: "We have been getting quite a good amount of messages from people looking to get the [debut AVALANCHE] album or buy ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Original Fine Art Available

To commemorate his 30-year anniversary in music, guitar legend George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) is releasing a series of 200 fine art original canvases. An anniversary self-portrait utilizing mixed media (photography, acrylic, ink on canvas), each piece measures 40 inches by 30 inches. Lynch began working on the series in May of 2008 with notorious ...

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MANDY LION To Release 'The Ride' Single

Vocalist Mandy Lion (WWIII, WICKED ALLIANCE) has issued the following update: "I just wanted to let you all know that my new single, 'The Ride', will be out within a week or so. The new stuff is a major step away from my last full-length CD, 'When God Turned Away'. "I always wanted to do ...

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RAGE Frontman Offers Track-By-Track Breakdown Of New EP

Frontman Peter "Peavy" Wagner of German power metal veterans RAGE has posted a track-by-track breakdown of the band's upcoming EP, "Gib Dich nie auf", which will contain German version of the songs "Never Give Up" and "Full Moon" as well as two bonus tracks, one brand new song and a video clip. Read it at ...

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Ex-QUIET RIOT Drummer Comments On Passing Of MUNETAKA HIGUCHI

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has issued the following statement regarding the passing of LOUDNESS drummer Munetaka Higuchi: "My condolences to the family of Munetaka Higuchi and the members of LOUDNESS on the passing of Munetaka Higuchi-san. I had the opportunity of being interviewed by him while in Japan with QUIET RIOT in 1989 for ...

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