December 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

GRAVEWORM To Enter Studio Next Week

Italian/german gothic black metal band GRAVEWORM will enter Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany on January 6, 2007 with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT) to begin recording its sixth album, tentatively due next spring via Nuclear Blast Records. GRAVEWORM's latest CD, "(N)utopia", was released in 2005 via Nuclear Blast. The band earlier ...

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Former PSYCHOTIC WALTZ Drummer Joins BRICK BATH

San Diego, CA-based thrash metallers BRICK BATH have announced the addition of former PSYCHOTIC WALTZ/TEABAG drummer Norm Leggio to the group's ranks. "After auditioning a ton of drummers, Norm was the obvious choice," BRICK BATH guitarist Eric Meyer said in a statement. "We are all just so happy to have him as a part of ...

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HATESPHERE Announces New Album Title

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have issued the following update: "Saturday the 27th of January we will do a very special show in Copenhagen, Denmark. The event will take place in the venue Lille Vega, and only very few tickets will be set out for sale. This night we will perform the whole new album live in ...

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MANITOU Parts Ways With FIREBOX RECORDS

Finland's MANITOU, who feature in their ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, MALPRACTICE and KAIHORO, have parted ways with Firebox Records. A new label home for the group has not yet been announced. MANITOU released its second full-length album, "Deadlock", in March 2006 through Firebox. The material on the CD was previously described as a mixture ...

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NOMINON: In Pre-Production Mode

Swedish death metallers NOMINON have posted the following message on their official web site: "The band is right now working on a pre-production for the new album that will be properly recorded at Necromorbus Studio in February, four tracks has been roughly recorded and the production result turned out better than expected. Prepare to get ...

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DAN SWANÖ Lays Down 'Brutal' Backing Vocals On New THRESHOLD Album

Swedish multi-instrumentalist/producer Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, SECOND SKY, BLOODBATH) has laid down backing vocals on the new album from U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD, entitled "Dead Reckoning". Swanö guests on the CD's opening song, "Slipstream", and the third track, "Elusive". Commented Swanö: "My backing growls on the upcoming THRESHOLD album (and the upcoming WINDS ...

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VOUGAN: Debut EP Available For Free Download

Brazilian melodic metal band VOUGAN has made its first EP, "Silent Souls", available for download via its official web site, www.vougan.com. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Inner Ghost 02. Behind the Lies 03. L.O.S.T 04. Unspeakable 05. Silent Souls Vocalist Carlos Zema recently left VOUGAN to join the ...

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