February 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

THEATRE OF TRAGEDY Taps LOWDOWN Bassist For Upcoming Tour

For the first time in 10 years, Norway's THEATRE OF TRAGEDY will feature a live bass player when it hits the road in early March. The band says, "We have the privilege to announce that the talented Erik Torp from LOWDOWN will handle this duty around Europe." THEATRE OF TRAGEDY's "Forever Is The World Tour" ...

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SHADOWS FALL Guitarist Talks Gear At NAMM

Road Crew Magazine conducted an interview with guitarist Matt Bachand of Massachusetts metallers SHADOWS FALL and Michael Berger, artist relations representative and product manager for Engl, at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 14-17, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the chat below. SHADOWS ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN's BEN WARD Quits RAVENS CREED

ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward has decided to leave RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" also featuring Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske. The band states, "Yep, the big fella has decided to give another being the chance to commit vocal attacks. His reason is lack of available time to commit ...

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NIKKI SIXX: Buyer Beware

MÖTLEY CRÜE/SIXX A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message on his MySpace blog: "Years ago an unauthorized biography called 'An Education in Rebellion' was written about me without my approval or support. It was never endorsed. In fact, I disapproved and considered legal action because I felt fans were getting ripped off by ...

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SPIRALARMS: New Song Available For Streaming

SPIRALARMS, the San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring Craig Locicero (FORBIDDEN, ex-MANMADEGOD) on guitar, Tim Narducci (ex-SYSTEMATIC) on vocals, Chris "Cornbread" Lombardo on bass, Brad Barth on keyboards, Greg Narducci on rhythm guitar and Ron Redeen on drums, has posted a new song, "Blood And Wine", on the group's MySpace page. The track ...

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SHINING Bassist Quits

Bassist Andreas Larsen has left Swedish extreme metallers SHINING so that he can concentrate on his studies. The band states, "He has been a great asset to the band during his time with us, and a good companion, and we wish him well for the future." The group adds, "A new bass player has already ...

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FAITH NO MORE To Play San Francisco In April

FAITH NO MORE will play a special one-off show in the band's hometown of San Francisco on April 14 at the Warfield Theatre. Tickets for the gig go on sale on February 7. The concert will serve as a warm-up for the band's appearance the following weekend at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival ...

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FEAR FACTORY: 'Fear Campaign' Video Released

"Fear Campaign", the new video from FEAR FACTORY, can be viewed below (courtesy of Roxwel.com). The clip was directed by the team of Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci for Boston-based, Emmy-nominated Killswitch Productions. It was filmed in Los Angeles with additional photographic elements and all post production completed in Boston. In a recent interview with ...

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WHITE WIZZARD To Tour U.K. With EDGUY

Los Angeles-based traditional metal act WHITE WIZZARD has confirmed a U.K. tour with German melodic metallers EDGUY. The trek will mark WHITE WIZZARD's first official U.K. tour following the band's first and only U.K. show at the Earache Records Christmas party in London on December 17. WHITE WIZZARD is also set to appear at Hammerfest ...

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CARNIFEX To Unleash 'Hell Chose Me' This Month

Taking a darker and more blasphemous approach to their already visceral sound, California-based deathcore band CARNIFEX will unleash "Hell Chose Me" on February 16 via Victory Records. Blood-curdling screams, guttural growls, double-bass fury, and razor-sharp guitar riffs make for sinister and brutal work. As the follow-up to 2008's death metal masterpiece "The Diseased And The ...

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