February 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

CHILDREN OF BODOM: Two GIGANTOUR 'Off' Dates Announced

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM have scheduled two "off" dates during this year's Gigantour, which kicks off mid-April and runs through the end of May. On April 24, they will appear at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with IN FLAMES and A LIFE ONCE LOST, and on May 5 they will play a headline ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Confirmed For Norway's SCREAMFEST

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have been confirmed for this year's Screamfest, set to take place November 7-8 on three different stages in Oslo, Norway. Eight more bands will be announced soon. Screamfest will also host the first-ever Norwegian Metal Awards. "On Saturday, November 8, we will celebrate our hard rock and metal musicians and ...

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STEVE STEVENS: New Audio Interview Available For Download

BILLY IDOL guitarist Steve Stevens is a guest on this week's edition of the "Maximum Threshold" show. Steve talks about his music roots, upcoming tours with BILLY IDOL, his new solo CD, and he describes severel funny incidents that happened while on the "Rebel Yell" tour with BILLY IDOL. The 35-minute interview is now available ...

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OPETH Mainman Comments On Upcoming MELLOTRONEN Performance

Swedish metallers OPETH will perform on the 21st anniversary Schizoid Boat March 8-9, 2008 in honor of Mellotronen's birthday. The party will take place over 40 hours on the largest ferry on the Baltic Sea, the Silja Symphony, a 204-meter luxury cruiser equipped with sauna and swimming pool facilities, cabins complete with showers, a shopping ...

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DRAGONLORD Explains TROUBLE Tour Cancellation

DRAGONLORD, the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingston (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT), has released the following statement regarding the cancellation of the group's participation in the upcoming TROUBLE European tour: "Last October, our former label, Escapi ...

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TANKARD: New York City Show Cancelled

Long-running Frankfurt, Germany-based thrash metallers TANKARD have cancelled their previously announced March 9 concert at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. No reason was given for the cancellation. TANKARD last summer released "Best Case Scenario: 25 Years In Beers", a collection of re-recorded versions of the band's biggest "hits" — ...

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ROYAL HUNT Back Catalogue To Be Re-Released

ROYAL HUNT's entire back catalogue will be re-released this spring. All albums ("Land of Broken Hearts", "Clown in the Mirror", "Moving Target", "1996", "Paradox", "Closing the Chapter", "Fear", "The Mission", "Eyewitness", "Paper Blood") have been re-mastered by André Andersen and Jan Eliasson at Audio Planet Mastering and will include bonus tracks (except for the live ...

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