February 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

ANCIENT Preparing To Hit The Road

After a three-year break, Norwegian black/death metallers ANCIENT are preparing their return to the scene. The band has announced plans to begin touring again this spring, with dates in the works for Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Eastern Europe. More information will be made available soon. ANCIENT last year announced the addition of guitarist Morfeus (LIMBONIC ...

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JAVELINA To Enter Studio In March

Philadelphia's doom/sludge masters JAVELINA (pronounced "ha-va-'lE-na") will enter Volume Studios (PELICAN, RWAKE, NACHTMYSTIUM, MINSK) in Chicago in March with producer Sanford Parker to begin recording their new album for a late summer/early fall release via Translation Loss Records. The follow-up to the band's self-titled debut will be recorded over a one-week period and will be ...

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PSYOPUS Taps BELLICIST Bassist

Rochester, New York-based tech grindcore/hardcore outfit PSYOPUS has tapped bassist Brent Glover (pictured below; BELLICIST, ex-RECIPROCAL) as the temporary replacement for Michael Horn, who reportedly quit the band in January. PSYOPUS will release its new album, "Odd Senses", on February 13, 2009 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy; and February 16 in the rest of ...

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More Previously Unreleased MISFITS Demos Posted Online

MISFITS book author and veteran punk drummer Joel Gausten (PIGFACE, THE UNDEAD, ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN) has posted previously unreleased rehearsal/demo versions of the MISFITS songs "Nike A Go Go" and "I Turned Into A Martian" at this location. Like Gausten's previously posted released demos for "London Dungeon", "Astro Zombie", "Hatebreeders", "Angelfuck" and "She", the ...

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DIR EN GREY Explains London Cancellation

Japanese experimental metal band DIR EN GREY has issued the following update: "To all of our fans in London: We are incredibly sad and disappointed that [Friday] night's [January 30] show at Brixton Academy was canceled. In case you were unclear, it was due to a failure of the London electrical grid. "In any case, ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL: Munich Footage Available

Video footage of AXEL RUDI PELL's January 29, 2009 concert in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (clips uploaded by "eblinternational"). "Tales Of The Crown", the eighteenth offering from AXEL RUDI PELL, registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe: Germany: #41 Sweden: #56 Switzerland: #81 According to a press release, "Tales Of The Crown" ...

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METALLICA: Quality Multi-Camera Uniondale Footage Available

Quality multi-camera footage of METALLICA's January 29, 2009 concert at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York can be viewed below. METALLICA will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, it was announced at a press conference in New York on January 14. Joining the band as inductees are guitar legend ...

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EXODUS Guitarist Discusses 'Bonded By Blood' Re-Recording

Lucem Fero recently published an interview with EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt, conducted in late 2008 by Welsh interviewer Anthony Morgan. Topics of discussion included "Let There Be Blood", the controversial re-recording of EXODUS' classic 1985 debut album "Bonded by Blood", his response to criticism regarding the project, the album's artwork, bonus track "Hell's ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Announces New Singer

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have announced the addition of singer Joanna Nieniewska (pictured below) to the group's ranks. According to the band, "This 20-year-old Austrian girl offers a wide range and a strong soprano combined with a great natural feeling for vocal harmonies." A short interview with Joanna conducted by VISIONS OF ATLANTIS' ...

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