March 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

DREAM THEATER: New Album 'Teaser' Available

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy played a one-minute "teaser" for the band's forthcoming album on this past Friday's (February 27) edition of Eddie Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM. The clip is now available for streaming below. DREAM THEATER is wrapping up work on its tenth studio album, due early ...

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OBITUARY Completes Work On New Album; Artwork Revealed

Florida-based death metallers OBITUARY have completed work on their new album for a tentative May/June release via Candlelight Records. Vocalist John Tardy states, "It came out really sick and I cannot wait for you guys to hear it... it is heavy!!" Check out the album artwork below. The band once again worked with artist Andreas ...

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GRIEF Calls It Quits

Legendary Boston sludge/doom metal band GRIEF has called it quits. Bassist Eric C. Harrison states, "Our reasons for disbanding are our reasons. We have chosen not to get into it but it may or may not include the following reasons. * Jeff [Hayward; vocals, guitar] has finally become Rip Van Winkle and will be asleep ...

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PANTHEON I's KVEBEK Launches New Black Metal Project SVARTELDER

PANTHEON I vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (ex-1349) has teamed up with vocalist Abominor (NORKRIM), bass player Shezmou (THE ALLSEEING I, PROFANIA, OPEN CASKET TERROR) and drummer Sathan (TWISTED AUTUMN DARKNESS, HEATHEN DEITY, ETHEREAL FOREST, NECROMARCH, FORTID, PANTHEON I) to form a new project called SVARTELDER. Kvebek, who will use the stage name Tjalve for the new ...

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HOLY RAGE Guitarist To Guest On 'Heavy Metal Mayhem'

Guitarist Chris Johnson of HOLY RAGE — the new band fronted by original JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins — will be interviewed on today's (Sunday, March 1) edition of the "Heavy Metal Mayhem" show on Blogtalkradio.com at 6:00 p.m. EST. For more information and to listen to the program live via the Internet, go to ...

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PYTHIA Taps JACOB HANSEN For Debut Album Mix

U.K. gothic power metallers PYTHIA have tapped Danish producer Jacob Hansen (MERCENARY, VOLBEAT, RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) to mix and master their debut album, entitled "Beneath The Veiled Embrace". Tentatively due in the spring, the CD will feature a guest appearance by Brian Blessed. PYTHIA features the classically trained soprano Emily Alice Ovenden (MEDIEVAL BAEBES, CELTIC LEGEND) ...

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