January 2014 - Blabbermouth Archive

OPETH Mainman On Next Album: 'It's A Metal Record And A Progressive Record And Something Else Too'

Guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH spoke to U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2011's "Heritage". "I have eight songs written and the direction is going straight into the territory of 'all over the place!'" he laughed. "I think that's our strength, that ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Raises Funds For Typhoon Haiyan Victims

As part of the fifth annual Alice In Chains & Friends Fantasy Football League Charity Auction, ALICE IN CHAINS has partnered with nonprofit organization Music For Relief to auction one-of-a-kind items and memorabilia to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. 100 percent of the auction's proceeds will go toward helping ...

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SISTER: 'Naked' Song Available For Streaming

Swedish hard rock act SISTER will release its new album, "Disguised Vultures", on January 21 in North America and January 27 in Europe via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded with Martin Sweet and Linus Birbrant and features the previously released single "Sick". European fans were able to get their hands on a limited ...

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS Members To Perform At 'Robb Flynn & Friends' Benefit Concert

Members of METALLICA, SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SUICIDE SILENCE, DEATH ANGEL, FORBIDDEN, SPIRALARMS and RUBBLE will perform classic songs by BLACK SABBATH as part of an all-star tribute band that will headline the "Robb Flynn & Friends" benefit concert on Friday, January 17 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California. FORBIDDEN and SPIRALARMS ...

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BUTCHER BABIES: 'I Smell A Massacre' Video Released

"I Smell A Massacre", the new video from the BUTCHER BABIES, can be seen below. The clip was filmed last year while the band was on the road as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. "I Smell A Massacre" is taken from BUTCHER BABIES' debut album, "Goliath", which sold around 3,300 copies in ...

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MINISTRY's AL JOURGENSEN Interviewed On 'Hangar 19' (Audio)

Cutter of Envision Radio Networks' "Hangar 19" podcast recently conducted an interview with MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Al Jourgensen's book, "Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen" — penned by Jourgensen with Jon Wiederhorn on Da Capo Press — is the high-octane, ...

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SABATON: 'Heroes' Album Cover Artwork Unveiled

Swedish metallers SABATON will release their new album, "Heroes", on May 16 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Péter Sallai and can be seen below. "We had the title in mind since before we even recorded 'Carolus Rex' and we already had ideas for artwork years ago," says ...

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