February 2007 - Blabbermouth Archive

LAY DOWN ROTTEN Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of German death metallers LAY DOWN ROTTEN. Commented the band: "LAY DOWN ROTTEN are nothing but happy about the signing to one of the most respected and most active labels in the world. We are looking forward to a successful and creative collaboration and hope that this new ...

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LANFEAR To Enter Studio In April

German power metallers LANFEAR have issued the following update: "After a long time working on our new songs for the following yet-untitled album, we're going to enter Dreamscape studios [in Munich, Germany] on April 23, 2007 to start the first recording session. "We have decided to record the album in two steps! First and foremost ...

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THE STORYTELLER, KING DIAMOND Members Join Forces In KRYPTILLUSION

Fredrik Groth from the Swedish power/heavy metal act THE STORYTELLER has formed a brand new project called KRYPTILLUSION. According to Groth, KRYPTILLUSION is musically "pretty far" removed "from what I've done earlier," being "a melodic heavy/death metal band." The group's current lineup consists of Groth on guitars and bass, Mike Wead (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) ...

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THE OCEAN Hard At Work On New Album

Berlin, Germany's THE OCEAN has issued the following update: "We are working day and night on our upcoming album which is due for a summer/fall 2007 release. Configured as a conceptual 2xCD, the album will be divided into a full-length CD of roughly 50 minutes playing time and a mini-CD of roughly 20 minutes playing ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE Remembers DIMEBAG DARRELL On 'Positive' New LP

TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman Peter Steele recently spoke to MTV.com about the songwriting/recording process for "Dead Again", the Brooklyn metallers' first collection of fresh material since 2003's "Life Is Killing Me". The delay, Steele explained, was partly fueled by the bandmembers' escalating ages and personal responsibilities. According to Steele, "Life happened," and sometimes ...

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TRISTANIA Parts Ways With Singer, Seeks Replacement

Norwegian symphonic metal band TRISTANIA has issued the following update: "TRISTANIA is sorry to announce that Vibeke [Stene, vocals] has decided to leave the band due to personal reasons. The band regrets this fact, but respect her decision and wish her all the best in the future. "TRISTANIA is now looking to find a new ...

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