February 2013 - Blabbermouth Archive

EPICA's 'The Phantom Agony' To Be Reissued As Deluxe Digipack

"The Phantom Agony", the 2003 debut album from Dutch female-fronted symphonic EPICA, will be re-released as a deluxe digipack on March 23 to coincide with the band's special tenth-anniversary show at the Klokgebouw in Eindoven, Netherlands. This ambitious concert will feature a 70-piece symphonic orchestra and choir, international guests and loads of special effects. EPICA's ...

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PEST Signs With AGONIA RECORDS

Swedish black metal outfit PEST has inked a record deal with Agonia Records. The band's fourth full-length album, entitled "The Crowning Horror", is tentatively due in June. An EP featuring two new tracks ("Black Oath" c/w "Morbid Revelations") will precede the album in April. It will be available on seven-inch vinyl. PEST commented: "After years ...

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RUSH Frontman Interviewed On New York's Q104.3 (Video)

RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee was interviewed this morning (Thursday, February 28) by Jim Kerr on the WAXQ-FM / Q104.3 radio station in New York City. The 18-minute chat can now be viewed below. Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of FOO FIGHTERS will induct RUSH at the 28th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS Tap BOB LUDWIG For Album Mastering

The debut album from BLACK STAR RIDERS — the new band formed by THIN LIZZY alumni Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, DAVID LEE ROTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) on drums — is currently being mixed by producer Kevin Shirley (LED ZEPPELIN, IRON ...

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NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE Is Back

For over 20 years, NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE has been thrashing out and defying the trends. Now, they have returned with a renewed burst of power and extremity, preserving the unadulterated force behind true thrash, bringing it to a new decade and generation desperate for a wakeup call. Original NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE members Pasi Pauanne (drums) ...

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RINGWORM Signs With RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of Cleveland, Ohio metal/hardcore veterans RINGWORM. The band will enter the studio in April to record its new album for a late 2013 release. Formed in 1990, RINGWORM has previously released six full-length albums on labels Deathwish, A389 and Victory Records in addition to playing countless shows with the ...

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Video: PERIPHERY Guitarist Breaks Down Solo In 'Luck As A Constant'

In the video clip below, Jake Bowen of Maryland-based experimental, progressive metallers PERIPHERY demonstrates and breaks down the second solo of the song "Luck As A Constant" off the band's sophomore album, "Periphery II: This Time It's Personal". "Periphery II: This Time It's Personal" sold nearly 12,000 copies in the United States in its first ...

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