January 2014 - Blabbermouth Archive

SILENCE THE SKY Releases 'Jenova' Single

Norwegian metallers SILENCE THE SKY have released a new single, "Jenova", from their long-awaited debut album, "Ancient". Check it out using the SoundCloud widget below. "Ancient" will be released through Negative Vibe Records in March. Hailing from Halden and later joined by some of Oslo's talent, SILENCE THE SKY made some tiny ripples with its ...

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XANDRIA: New Album Title, Cover Artwork, Release Date Revealed

German symphonic metallers XANDRIA will release their sixth album, "Sacrificium", on May 2. According to the band, the follow-up to 2012's "Neverworld's End" will "continue the musical journey and direction" of the last CD but "will bring in even more of everything people liked" about "Neverworld's End". The cover artwork for "Sacrificium" can be seen ...

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BARREN EARTH Announces New Singer

Finnish progressive death metallers BARREN EARTH have announced the addition of Faroese native Jón Aldará as the band's new lead vocalist. The group, which features in its ranks KREATOR guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö, has been busy fine-tuning and demoing songs for its third full-length album, with plans to start recording during the spring. "As a fan ...

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PARADOX Collaborating With VOGT Brothers On 'Heresy ll' Concept Album

In 1987, German metallers PARADOX got together with two English brothers, Peter and Nigel Vogt, to write a few tracks together, with PARADOX guitarist/vocalist Charly Steinhauer composing the music and the brothers coming up with the lyrics. The songs finally came together on the band's debut album, "Product Of Imagination", an irreverent and satirical play ...

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ORPHANED LAND's Founding Guitarist YOSSI SASSI Quits Band

Guitarist Yossi Sassi, founding member of Israel-based oriental folk metallers ORPHANED LAND, has announced his departure from the band. In a statement, he said: "I never thought that someday I'll write these words… yet if there's something stronger than our past — it is our future, and our dreams, as we evolve and understand what ...

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SYMPHONY X Bassist To Play On New MINDMAZE Album

SYMPHONY X's Mike LePond will lay down the bass tracks on the forthcoming sophomore album "Back From The Edge", from the Pennsylvania-based melodic metal band MINDMAZE. The CD is tentatively due in September. Comments MINDMAZE: "It is with sadness that MindMaze announces the departure of our bassist, Rich Pasqualone. "Rich has been an invaluable part ...

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