February 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

HRIZG Signs With MORIBUND RECORDS

Spanish black metal inquisition HRIZG has inked a deal with Moribund Records. HRIZG is the sole vision of its creator, also monikered Hrizg, and his first record for Moribund shall be "Anthems To Decrepitude", set for release on May 3. According to a press release, "this groundbreaking newcomer possesses a hideous spirit that resounds across ...

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ENBOUND Signs With INNER WOUND RECORDINGS

Inner Wound Recordings has announced the signing of the Swedish melodic power metal band ENBOUND. The group's debut album, "And She Says Gold", will be released in Europe on April 29. ENBOUND features vocalist Lee Hunter (Lars Säfsund), who is also known for his work with the band WORK OF ART, as well as performing ...

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VINTERSORG: New Song Sample Available

VINTERSORG, the Swedish folk metal led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), will release its eighth album, "Jordpuls" (English translation: "Earth's Pulse"), on March 25 via Napalm Records. According to a press release, "The unrelenting visionary allows this particular album to glimpse back at the past. The result is an imposing symbiosis of traditional ...

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SLAYER Frontman Hospitalized In Australia; Sydney Concert Canceled

SLAYER has canceled its appearance at the Sydney, Australia stop of the Soundwave festival after the band's bassist/vocalist Tom Araya was admitted to the hospital where he will be kept overnight. The Sydney appearance on Sunday, February 27 would have marked SLAYER's second show on the annual festival tour. No further details are currently available ...

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SLAYER With EXODUS Guitarist GARY HOLT: First Video Footage From SOUNDWAVE Kick-Off Show

SLAYER has recruited Gary Holt from veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS to be SLAYER's guest guitarist, temporary filling in for Jeff Hanneman who is currently recovering from surgery. Holt is accompanying Tom Araya (bass, vocals), Kerry King (guitar) and Dave Lombardo (drums) on their five-date Australian Soundwave Festival tour, which kicked off today ...

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EMMURE's 'Speaker Of The Dead' Cracks U.S. Top 100

"Speaker Of The Dead", the fourth album from the New Fairfield, Connecticut- and Queens, New York-based deathcore act EMMURE, sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 68 on The Billboard 200 chart. The group's previous CD, 2009's "Felony", opened with 7,800 units to ...

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STRYPER's 'The Covering' Lands On BILLBOARD Chart

"The Covering", the new covers album from Christian hard rockers STRYPER, sold around 4,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 175 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, 2009's "Murder By Pride", opened with 5,900 units to land at No. 73. Produced by ...

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