February 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

SAIGON KICK's PHIL VARONE Touring With Rockett Drum Works

Former SKID ROW/SAIGON KICK drummer Phil Varone has signed an endorsement deal with Rockett Drum Works, Inc. Varone, who is about embark on a tour with the resurrected SAIGON KICK has also made quite a name for himself in the comedy world. In addition, Phil was the focus of a shocking documentary "Waking Up Dead" ...

Read more

DARKEST HOUR: New Video Message Available

Washington, D.C.'s DARKEST HOUR will return to the studio next week to resume recording its next album. A new video message from the band can be viewed below. DARKEST HOUR's new CD is being tracked at Baltimore, Maryland's Salad Days Studio with producer Brian McTernan. A spring release via Victory Records is expected. Things have ...

Read more

METAL CHURCH Singer Signs Solo Deal With RAT PAK RECORDS

METAL CHURCH vocalist Ronny Munroe has inked a deal with Rat Pak Records for the release of his first solo album, "The Fire Within". Munroe says, "I've known the label CEO for a while now and I have to say that I am very impressed with his work ethic, relentless drive, passion, and tenacity. I ...

Read more

OVER THE RAINBOW In Moscow: Russian TV Report Available

A Russian TV report on OVER THE RAINBOW's February 18, 2009 concert in Moscow can be viewed below. OVER THE RAINBOW is: Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW 1980-1984) - Vocals Tony Carey (RAINBOW 1975-1978) - Keyboards Bobby Rondinelli (RAINBOW 1980-1983) - Drums Greg Smith (RAINBOW 1994-1997) - Bass Jürgen "J.R." Blackmore - Guitar Jürgen Blackmore is ...

Read more

TAKARA Seeking Bassist, Drummer

U.S. rockers TAKARA are seeking a bassist and drummer for shows/tours and upcoming work on new album. The band says, "No session players/guns for hire. Looking for dedicated, seasoned players. Los Angeles/Southern California locals only. This is a great opportunity for the right guys. We have international recognition and a sizable following." Please send all ...

Read more

SARCASTIC: New Live Footage Posted Online

Video footage of the reactivated Swedish thrash metallers SARCASTIC performing the song "Fistful Of Hate" on February 13, 2009 in their hometown of Strömstad can be viewed below. SARCASTIC returned to the live stage on December 20, 2008 when it supported SABATON as part of the Rockstad festival in Uddevalla, Sweden. This was SARCASTIC's first ...

Read more

VADER: New Demo Track Posted Online

Polish death metal veterans VADER have issued the following update: "In the middle of March, VADER will enter Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland to begin recording session of band's next studio album, entitled 'Necropolis'. All the tracks will be recorded at Hertz and engineered by Wieslawski Bros. Tue Madsen (who previously worked with such bands ...

Read more