December 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

ROBERT PLANT Granted U.K. Civic Honor

According to the BBC News, former LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant was among the 966 people granted civic honors yesterday (Tuesday, December 30) in the U.K. The honors are bestowed in the name of Queen Elizabeth II and are recommended by a panel that considers suggestions from government departments and political parties as well as ...

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MEGADETH Drummer Schedules NAMM Signing Sessions

MEGADETH is in the final stages of the songwriting process for the band's new album, which is tentatively expected sometime next year via Roadrunner Records. The CD is once again being helmed by acclaimed British producer Andy "Undie" Sneap, who produced MEGADETH's last album, "United Abominations" (May 2007, Roadrunner Records). MEGADETH's forthcoming LP will be ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Perform With Japanese Singer KOTOKO

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will perform with Kotoko, a female J-pop singer who has released five albums, at Budokan in Tokyo, Japan this Friday, January 2. In 2006, Marty penned Kotoko's Japanese Top 10 hit "Kirei na Senritsu". The two have made various public appearances together since then but this is their first time ...

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OPERATIKA's 'The Calling' To Be Released In Mexico, Japan

"The Calling", the debut CD from New Jersey-based symphonic/power metallers OPERATIKA, will be made available in Mexico and Japan in early 2009. Exact release dates will be announced soon. "The Calling" came out in Europe on October 24 through Scarlet Records. According to a press release, the album has been described as "the perfect combination ...

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CAULDRON To Play Toronto This Weekend

Toronto, Canada's CAULDRON has scheduled an all-ages show in the band's hometown on January 3 at The Black Swan Tavern (154 Danforth Ave.). Tickets are $10.00, doors open at 8:00 p.m. BATARDATOR and DEMON THRONE are also on the bill. CAULDRON recently signed a multi-album, worldwide deal with Earache Records. The high-energy traditional heavy metal ...

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