December 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Joined By THE RIVALRY Drummer

Drummer Billy Rymer of the Long Island, New York-based progressive rock band THE RIVALRY has reportedly joined THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN as the replacement for Gil Sharone. Billy (see photo below) grew up living the small town life of Long Island. It was there that upon receiving his first drum set on his eighth birthday, ...

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THESYRE: New Album Mixed And Mastered

Vocalist/bassist Eric M. Syre of Quebec-based black/thrash metallers THESYRE has issued the following update: "The next THESYRE album, 'Résistance', is finally mixed and will be mastered this week. The artwork is done. It should come out in the first half of 2009 on Osmose Productions. Samples are coming up. "I am planning to record an ...

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BEATALLICA Frontman Interviewed; Audio Available

Jason Saulnier recently conducted an interview with Jaymz Lennfield (vocals, guitar) of the Milwaukee-based band BEATALLICA — a satirical mashup act whose hilarious schtick marries the songwriting prowess of THE BEATLES to the deep-throated rock growl of METALLICA. The 11-minute chat is now available for streaming below. BEATALLICA's first official CD, "Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub ...

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FELONY Announces New Female Singer

Swiss melodic metallers FELONY have announced the addition of female singer Melissa to the group's ranks. The band's new lineup will make its live debut on March 7, 2009 at Downstairs in Worblaufen, Switzerland. Vocalist Simone Christinat left FELONY earlier in the year and has since joined the Swiss symphonic metal act LEGENDA AUREA. FELONY ...

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DOPE To Release 'No Regrets' In March

DOPE's long-awaited fifth album, "No Regrets", will be released on March 10, 2009 via Koch Records. The band will be shooting videos for a few tracks off the CD in New Jersey on January 8-10. The guys are looking for a "bad-ass chopper" and a a large boa constrictor or a python to feature in ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Seeking 'Normal-Looking' Extras For New Video

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have issued the following update: "We will be filming the rest of the 'Regret & the Grave' video (this is the 'storyline part') in the Burbank/northern Los Angeles area and we can use the following regular, everyday, 'normal-looking folks': moms, dads, kids, old people, teens...of all races, colors. Basically, ...

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THE POODLES: 2008 Recap

Swedish rockers THE POODLES have posted the following "2008 recap" on their official web site: "Another year has come to an end, another great year for THE POODLES. A lot of things, both good and bad, have happened and even greater things are soon to come. "So what did we really do during 2008? Well, ...

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INTO ETERNITY Mainman Issues Year-End Update

Founding guitarist/principal songwriter Tim Roth of Canadian extreme progressive metallers INTO ETERNITY has issued the following update: "It was a great year of touring for us in 2008. The SYMPHONY X USA tour and Japan were the two high points for me. During the long drives we would crank SYMPHONY X's last album, 'Paradise Lost', ...

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Watch VINNIE PAUL's New Year's Eve Party Live Tonight

Drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott (HELLYEAH, ex-PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) will broadcast his New Year's Eve party live as he plays cover songs with his side project GASOLINE with some special secret musician friends. The show is streaming live on Ustream.com which allows anyone to start his/her own streaming web channel for free. The show will be live ...

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