February 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

MEGADETH Drummer Interviewed On 'The Metal File' (Audio)

MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover was interviewed for the latest edition of "The Metal File" podcast from Montreal's CHOM-FM. You can now stream the chat using the audio player below. Gigantour — the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH — is making its highly anticipated return for the first time since 2008. The ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: 'Unbreakable' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Unbreakable", the new album from German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR, sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 44 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never ...

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TREAT Bassist Quits

Bassist Nalley Påhlsson has left reunited Swedish hard rockers TREAT for "personal reasons." He says in a statement, "I will now focus more on the band THERION and my own band that hopefully will see the light of day with an album out in 2013 that I will record with other great names from the ...

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FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING Recording New Album

German death metallers FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING have entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album, tentatively titled "The Art Of Coming Apart", for a 2012 release via Cyclone Empire. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Trapping The Unseen", "Hours Of Suffering" and "Memorial Stone". The drums for the new FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING ...

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SCORPIONS: 'Comeblack' First-Week Sales Revealed

SCORPIONS' "Comeblack", a new album of classic rock covers and fresh performances of signature repertoire recorded last year, sold around 5,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 90 on The Billboard 200 chart. SCORPIONS' last collection of all-original material, "Sting In The Tail", opened with ...

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LANFEAR: 'This Harmonic Consonance' Trailer Available

A promotional trailer for "This Harmonic Consonance", the forthcoming sixth album from German power metallers LANFEAR, can be seen below. The CD will be released on February 24 via Pure Steel Records. The group previously described the effort as "the heaviest LANFEAR album until now. [It contains] some pretty fast tracks but also the very ...

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Sweden's SKINTRADE Is Back!

Reformed Swedish hard rockers SKINTRADE will release a "best-of" album on March 21 via Universal Music. The CD will include three new songs and 12 classics. SKINTRADE was formed in 1992 by Matti Alfonzetti (vocals), George Bravo (guitar, backing vocals), Stefan Bergström (guitar, backing vocals), Hakan Calmroth (bass) and Håkan Persson (drums, backing vocals). The ...

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FURYON: Making Of 'Gravitas' Part 1 (Video)

The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Gravitas", the debut album from U.K. metallers FURYON, can be seen below. The CD will be released on March 23 in Europe and March 27 in North America via Frontiers Records. FURYON is a new band from the U.K. who ...

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FATAL SMILE To Return With New Album In April

After playing 350 shows internationally during their "World Domination Tour" with such bands as DIO, W.A.S.P., QUEENSRŸCHE, DORO and LORDI in support of their last album, "World Domination", Swedish hard rockers FATAL SMILE spent over a year writing and recording songs for the follow-up effort. Entitled "21st Century Freaks", the new CD was recorded in ...

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LACUNA COIL's 'Dark Adrenaline' Cracks U.S. Top 15

"Dark Adrenaline", the new album from the Italian rock/metal band LACUNA COIL, sold around 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Shallow Life", opened with 21,000 units back April 2009 to land at No. 16. ...

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