August 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

OFFICIUM TRISTE Putting Finishing Touches On New Album Recordings

Dutch "atmospheric doomsters" OFFICIUM TRISTE entered the studio of the band's keyboardist, Martin Kwakernaak, in April to begin recording their fifth full-length album, tentatively titled "Mors Viri". The group states, "Everything has been recorded except for a small acoustic guitar piece in one of the songs that Martin will record shortly. Then Martin needs to ...

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MAGNUM: 'Evolution' Album Details Revealed

Hugely influential British melodic hard rock group MAGNUM will release its new album, "Evolution", in Europe on November 14 via Steamhammer/SPV. The set will come in a high-value ecol book. MAGNUM's lineup of guitarist/songwriter/producer Tony Clarkin, vocalist Bob Catley, keyboard player Mark Stanway, bassist Al Barrow and drummer Harry James excelled itself on "Evolution", which ...

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HYDROGYN Vocalist Issues Update On New Album

Julie Westlake, vocalist for Kentucky-based rockers HYDROGYN, has released a video update on the status of the band's new album. You can watch it below. HYDROGYN is recording its new CD in France with Patrick Liotard (guitarist and producer of the metal band POLARBITCH) for an early 2012 release. HYDROGYN had a great outing with ...

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EACH OF THE DAYS Signs With IRONCLAD RECORDINGS

Ironclad Recordings has announced the signing of EACH OF THE DAYS. EACH OF THE DAYS, formed in 2007, is a six-piece metal band from Tokyo, Japan that combines elements of the heavy metal underground with a driving force of melody reminiscent of SLIPKNOT and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. The dual-percussion band also utilizes the voice of its ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION: 'Irresistible Force' Video Released

"Irresistible Force", the new video from alternative rock pioneers JANE'S ADDICTION, can be seen below. The swirling, moody and epic composition is taken from the band's anticipated new album "The Great Escape Artist", now set for release on October 4. For "The Great Escape Artist", JANE'S ADDICTION joined forces with producer Rich Costey (MUSE, FRANZ ...

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CHICKENFOOT: 'Big Foot' Video Released

"Big Foot", the new video from CHICKENFOOT the hard rock supergroup featuring Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith can be seen below. CHICKENFOOT has made it official: veteran drummer Kenny Aronoff will sit behind the kit on the road while Chad Smith tours with his main band, the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS. ...

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DEVILDRIVER, I.C.S. VORTEX, CALLEJON Cover METALLICA: Audio Samples Available

Lemmy Kilmister (MOTRHEAD), DEVILDRIVER, SODOM, DORO, FINNTROLL and BORKNAGAR are among the artists who are featured on the 20th-anniversary tribute to METALLICA's self-titled album, available with the September 2011 issue of Germany's Metal Hammer magazine. The 80-page publication containing the disc, behind-the-scenes articles and interviews as well as a 32-page Wacken Open Air special hit ...

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