December 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

DUFF MCKAGAN On Starting Over

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan has penned the latest installment of his weekly column, which appears every Thursday on Reverb at SeattleWeekly.com. An excerpt follows below. "My band, GUNS N' ROSES, was in shambles, and suddenly the dynamic had changed. Not too long after I got out of the hospital, Axl ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'Instrumental Intensity' Compilation Due In January

Shrapnel Records has set a January 26, 2010 release date for "Instrumental Intensity", a new compilation from Michael Schenker (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, UFO, SCORPIONS). "Instrumental Intensity" contains some of Michael Schenker's greatest instrumental recordings, culled from his many Shrapnel releases. The instrumental arena is where Schenker's soaring melodies and riveting solos really shine. A brilliant ...

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EINHERJER To Record First Studio Album In Seven Years

Reunited Norwegian "Viking metal" pioneers EINHERJER have issued the following update: "2009 has been a good year for EINHERJER. We did some great festivals, with Wacken Open Air as the definitive highlight. We got great response and we had a great time. We also spent most of 2009 to write new material and now it's ...

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MORIAN Completes Work On Sophomore Album, Seeks New Label Home

Finnish metal band MORIAN has issued the following update: "[MORIAN's second album] 'Ashen Empire' is now completely recorded and mixed, and it's waiting to be mastered! The album is produced and engineered by Aksu Hanttu, best known as the drummer of Finnish gothic metal pioneers ENTWINE. Mr. Hanttu is gracing the new MORIAN album with ...

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