February 2016 - Blabbermouth Archive

GHOST Wins Swedish GRAMMIS Award For 'Best Hard Rock/Metal' Album

Swedish occult rockers GHOST were honored in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal" category at the Swedish Grammis awards (Swedish Grammy equivalent). The band also performed the song "He Is" at the ceremony, which was held earlier tonight (Wednesday, February 24) at Cirkus in Stockholm. Video footage of GHOST's acceptance speech and performance can be seen below. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist, EUROPE Bassist, CANDLEMASS Singer Join Forces In ALLEGIANCE OF ROCK

The new Swedish/Greek supergroup ALLEGIANCE OF ROCK is a collaboration between guitarist Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND), bassist John Levén (EUROPE), drummer Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and vocalist Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, TREAT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). This all-star alliance will be united for the very first time at the Stockholm Rocks festival on May 7 at ...

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SEPULTURA Begins Writing New Album

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to their 2013 album, "The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart", tentatively due before the end of the year via Nuclear Blast. A few photos from the latest writing sessions can be seen below. SEPULTURA released a limited-edition seven-inch single to ...

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MOONSORROW: 'Jumalten Aika' Album Teaser Released

On April 1, Finnish pagan metal act MOONSORROW will release its seventh studio album, "Jumalten Aika" — which means "The Age Of Gods" in English — via Century Media. The first teaser for "Jumalten Aika" is available below. "There are a lot more folk music influences present in 'Jumalten Aika' than earlier", comments MOONSORROW's Henri ...

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GORGUTS To Release 'Pleiades' Dust' EP In May

Canadian death metal veterans GORGUTS will release their new one-track EP, "Pleiades' Dust", on May 13 via Season Of Mist. The first excerpt, "Wandering Times", can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The EP artwork was created by renowned Polish artist Zbigniew M. Bielak. Comments GORGUTS mainman Luc Lemay: "As our 'Pleiades' Dust' EP ...

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SOULFLY: Quality Footage Of Würzburg Concert

Quality fan-filmed video footage of SOULFLY's February 23 performance at Posthalle in Würzburg, Germany can be seen below. SOULFLY's tenth studio album, "Archangel", was released on August 14, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was produced and mixed by Matt Hyde (SLAYER, BEHEMOTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM), and features cover artwork by artist Eliran Kantor ...

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