February 2013 - Blabbermouth Archive

GLORYFUL To Release 'The Warrior's Code' In May

German metallers GLORYFUL will release their debut album, "The Warrior's Code", on May 24 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded with legendary Swedish sound alchemist Dan Swanö. Belgian artist Kris Verwimp, who has previously worked with such bands as ABSU, DARK FORTRESS and MELECHESH, created the cover artwork, which you can see below. "The ...

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TOXIK Taps SHADOWS FALL Drummer

Reactivated cult classic prog-thrashers TOXIK have announced the addition of SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner to the group's ranks. Guitarist and founding member Josh Christian comments on Bittner's addition: "I couldn't have hoped for a better situation. Jason is probably the best case scenario in every respect. Not only is he a sick drummer, but ...

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ANTHRAX: Video Footage Of Entire Sydney Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX's entire February 25 performance at Big Top Luna Park in Sydney, Australia can be seen below. "Anthems", ANTHRAX's long-awaited, eight-track EP that pays tribute to the classic songs by some of the band's favorite acts from the 1970s, will be released in North America on March 19 (MRI/Megaforce), and on ...

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INNERWISH: New Vocalist Announced

Greek melodic metal band INNERWISH has announced the addition of vocalist George Eikosipentakis to the group's ranks. He replaces Babis Alexandropoulos, who quit the band last year. Commented INNERWISH: "George is an excellent and experienced vocalist, and fits exactly with the past but also with our plans for the future of the band. "Our first ...

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HALESTORM Interviewed On Germany's '60Minuten' (Video)

Germany's "60minuten" recenty conducted an interview with HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale and guitarist Joe Hottinger. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. HALESTORM was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 55th annual Grammy Awards, which was held on February 10 at ...

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GRAVEWÜRM To Release 'Infernal Minions' In May

Hells Headbangers has set a May 14 international release date for GRAVEWÜRM's brand-new album, "Infernal Minions". The American band's ninth full-length overall, the CD "represents our continued path of worshipping the ancient gods of black metal," says founding GRAVEWÜRM vocalist/guitarist Funeral Grave. With cover art done by MASSACRE's Kam Lee, "Infernal Minions" indeed pays respect ...

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RUSH Bobblehead Dolls Return

Due to overwhelming demand, RushBackstage.com has brought back the RUSH Bobblehead Dolls. These dolls are polyresin ceramic, which is the highest quality bobblehead on the market. Measuring 7 inches high (approximately 18 centimeters), these dolls have heads that bobble back and forth, kinda like seeing the guys on stage. Each set consists of three dolls ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH 'Banned' From Playing China

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have released the following statement: "Unfortunately, at this time, the the cultural section of the Chinese government have decided that CRADLE OF FILTH are unsuitable to play in mainland China and so we are currently banned from playing there. Therefore, the show on Tuesday 30 April in Shang Hai, ...

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NECRONOMICON Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of Canadian extreme blackened death metal horde NECRONOMICON. The trio's new album, "Rise of the Elder Ones", will be released on June 10 (three days earlier in Europe). Regarding the signing, the band released the following statement: "Many people know that for some years in the past NECRONOMICON ...

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