December 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

ORPHANED LAND Begins Recording New Album

Israeli progressive folk metal masters ORPHANED LAND have commenced the recording process for the follow-up to 2010's "The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR" at a studio in Istanbul, Turkey. The band previously stated that the recording sessions for the new CD would take place in Sweden, Turkey and Israel. ORPHANED LAND's forthcoming effort will be ...

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LACUNA COIL: Audio Interview Posted Online

Radio Caley's "Rock Made Of Metal" conducted an interview with Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL at The Garage in Glasgow, Scotland. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. "End Of Time", the new video from LACUNA COIL, can be seen below. The clip was ...

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CRYPTOPSY's 'Phobophile' Gets LEGO Treatment

New video footage of Canadian extreme metallers CRYPTOPSY performing the song "Phobophile" has surfaced. The somewhat unconventional music video depicts the band from its original "None So Vile" album lineup in LEGO form and combines "live" stage footage intertwined with a grindhouse horror serial-killer storyline. Balancing an unsettling mix of comedy and gore, the plastic ...

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DRAGONFORCE Featured In CAPITAL ONE Commercial

British epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE are featured in a new commercial for the Capital One mobile app, which "lets you bank where ever so you can keep doing what you're doing." Check it out below. DRAGONFORCE's new album, "The Power Within", sold 5,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to ...

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AS I LAY DYING Frontman Interviewed In Birmingham (Video)

Tamar Roxx of Vulture TV conducted an interview with vocalist Tim Lambesis of San Diego metallers AS I LAY DYING before the band's October 17 concert at HMV Institute in Birmingham, England with TRIVIUM, CALIBAN and UPON A BURNING BODY. You can now watch the chat below. AS I LAY DYING and THE DEVIL WEARS ...

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NIGHTVISION Bassist Killed In Car Crash

According to the Sleaford Standard, Dean Hocking, bassist for U.K. heavy rockers NIGHTVISION, was killed in a car crash early Thursday morning (December 27) in Sleaford, England. The 23-year-old musician and an as-yet-unnamed 37-year-old fellow passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene. The incident happened at around 2:50 a.m. when a Vauxhall ...

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'Inside L.A. Metal' Documentary In The Works

The first episode of the "Inside L.A. Metal" documentary" — described as "the untold story about the real Los Angeles metal and hard rock music scene as told by the musicians, music business insiders and scenesters" — is currently being edited. Directed by Bob Nalbandian (The Headbanger fanzine) and produced by Joe Floyd (MALICE, WARRIOR, ...

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FESTER 'Looking Forward' To Recording Another Album Next Year

Norwegian blackened death metallers FESTER have issued the following update: "When FESTER released their first album in 18 years earlier this year, it felt like coming home. Even though 18 years is a long time, it felt good to be back. There's something quite special about the feeling of transending primal feelings into music.. The ...

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