December 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

CHARON Guitarist Forced To Sit Out Moscow Show

Guitarist Lauri Tuohimaa of Finnish gothic metallers CHARON was hospitalized this Christmas due to a blood clot. As a result, Lauri is unable to travel at this time and he's currently recovering at home. For this the reason, Lauri cannot take part in the band's New Year's Eve show at Club Relax in Moscow, Russia. ...

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AC/DC, METALLICA Among Best-Selling Albums Of 2008

Billboard.com reports that AC/DC and METALLICA's latest releases were among the Top 10 best-selling albums of 2008. According to Nielsen SoundScan, AC/DC's Wal-Mart-exclusive release, "Black Ice" (Columbia), sold 1.92 million copies to rank No. 5 for the year. It was also held back from digital retailers. METALLICA's "Death Magnetic" (Warner Bros.) came in ...

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SPLATTERED MERMAIDS To Enter Studio In January

SPLATTERED MERMAIDS, the Swedish death/grind band featuring members of DERANGED and VISCERAL BLEEDING, will enter the studio in January to record 2-3 new tracks and reworked versions of two old tunes for a split CD with FEKALIZATOR. The group says, "The new songs are fast and will have some really groovy breakdowns. We're really happy ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: 'Deluxe Edition' Reissues Detailed

According to MusicTAP, Sanctuary Records will release four two-CD "deluxe edition" albums by MOTÖRHEAD on January 27. The details are as follows: * "Ace of Spades" will contain an added disc with "Dirty Love", a B-side to "Ace of Spades", 11 outtake alternate versions of songs from the album, and a three-song "Jensen ...

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ANCESTRAL LEGACY Signs With FEMME METAL RECORDS

Norwegian/Mexican symphonic metal band ANCESTRAL LEGACY has inked a deal with Femme Metal Records. The group's debut album, "Nightmare Diaries", will be released in early 2009. ANCESTRAL LEGACY recently announced the addition of vocalist Isadora Cortina to the group's ranks. The 20-year-old singer from Mexico can be heard on the track "Atrapada En Pesadillas" on ...

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ALICE COOPER Talks 'Christmas Pudding'; Video Available

Phoenix, Arizona's KPHO CBS 5 News conducted an interview with Alice Cooper in early December a few days before the eighth annual Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding, a Christmas-themed variety show, famous for being an entertaining blend of comedy, music, dance and surprise performances. Watch the four-minute chat below. The event took place at the Dodge ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'The Story Of' Documentary To Air On Swedish TV

Swedish TV channel TV7 will broadcast a one-hour "The Story Of" documentary on OZZY OSBOURNE tonight (Wednesday, December 31) beginning at 7:00 p.m. The show, which features exclusive archive footage and interview material with the former BLACK SABBATH singer, with be re-broadcast tomorrow (Thursday, January 1) at 5:00 p.m. For more information (in Swedish), click ...

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