December 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

AC/DC Vs. Animal-Rights Activists

According to Austrian Times, animal-rights activists claim they will take legal action if AC/DC's May 22, 1010 concert at Wels airport in Austria goes ahead because it will threaten colonies of nesting rare birds in the area. Hans Uhl of NGO BirdLife said: "The second-biggest colony of curlews in Upper Austria and various ...

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CURSED 13, DOMGÅRD Team Up For Split CD

Swedish black metal bands CURSED 13 and DOMGÅRD have teamed up for a split CD, which was released on December 21 via Ginnung Productions. According to a press release, "These bands were founded during the late '90s and both DOMGÅRD and CURSED 13 have had some interruptions due to longer prison sentences, but are now ...

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CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS have 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 DESPISED ICON DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ...

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ICARUS WITCH: New Album Details Revealed

The third full-length CD (fourth overall) from Pittsburgh traditional metallers ICARUS WITCH, mysteriously entitled "Draw Down The Moon", will be released February 9, 2010 through Cleopatra Records. With a few years of regional headline touring under their belt as well as supporting everyone from HEAVEN & HELL to 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and TROUBLE on ...

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LUNA MORTIS Dropped By CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Southern Wisconsin quintet LUNA MORTIS has been dropped by Century Media Records, the label that released the band's debut album, "The Absence". The CD, which came out in in February 2009, was tracked at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM). Comments frontwoman Mary Zimmer: "Does this mean LUNA ...

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CORRUPTERS Adds Second Guitarist

Adelaide, Australia-based grindcore band CORRUPTERS has added a second guitarist, Dave from LAPDANCER. Dave played with CORRUPTERS at recent gigs at the Squatter's Arms and Worldsend, as well as a live-to-air show on 3D Radio. CORRUPTERS is currently looking for a label to release its first album, which was recorded in Adelaide in April 2009 ...

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