October 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

BABYMETAL: Japanese Princesses Of 'Idol' Metal

"Doki Doki Morning", the first video from BABYMETAL, a heavy metal offshoot of the Japanese pop idol group SAKURA GAKUIN that performs a distinctly Japanese mix of schoolgirl J-pop and death metal, can be seen below. Formed in 2010, BABYMETAL's "Doki Doki Morning" song was included on the album "Sakura Gakuin 2010 message~". A follow-up ...

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BLOTTED SCIENCE Signs European Deal With BASICK RECORDS

BLOTTED SCIENCE the forward-thinking, progressive metal act featuring guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, TERRESTRIAL EXILED, SPASTIC INK), bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE ETERNAL), and new arrival, drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, TERRESTRIAL EXILED) has inked a European deal with Basick Records. The band's long-awaited EP, "The Animation Of Entomology", which was released in the U.S. on ...

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IN FLAMES To Perform In South Africa In March

Swedish metallers IN FLAMES will perform in South Africa in March 2012. They will play on Saturday, March 10 in Johannesburg and on Sunday, March 11 in Cape Town as part of next year's Ramfest. A short video message from IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Fridn announcing the band's participation in Ramfest can be seen below. ...

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METALLICA's First-Ever Concert In India Postponed Until Tomorrow

METALLICA's first-ever concert in India, which was scheduled to take place tonight (Friday, October 28), in Gurgaon has been postponed until tomorrow evening as a result of technical issues. "Due to some technical problems we are postponing the METALLICA concert to tomorrow," organizers said. "The organizers have informed the police that due to technical reasons ...

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All-Star Band TWILIGHT OF THE GODS Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of the all-star band TWILIGHT OF THE GODS. Having initially come together as a tribute band to BATHORY, singer Alan Averill (PRIMORDIAL), guitarists Rune Eriksen (AVA INFERI, AURA NOIR) and Patrik Lindgren (THYRFING), bassist Frode Glesnes (EINHERJER) and drummer Nick Barker (LOCK UP) recently started to write their ...

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CHEVELLE To Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Chicago alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLE will release it sixth album, "Hats Off To The Bull", on December 6 via Epic Records. The CD's first single, "Face To The Floor", with its hypnotic, grinding riff, is one of the most explosive songs of the band's career and is blanketing the airwaves nationwide. The track which ...

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CHIMAIRA Frontman 'Didn't Drop The Soap'

Cleveland, Ohio metallers CHIMAIRA performed in San Antonio, Texas last night (Thursday, October 27) without their frontman, Mark Hunter, after he was allegedly arrested for marijuana possession in El Paso, Texas. CHIMAIRA keyboardist Sean Zatorsky handled the vocal duties at last night's concert, just as he did on October 11 in Baltimore, Maryland when Hunter ...

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