October 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

AKERCOCKE Frontman Comments On New Music, Upcoming London Gig

British extreme metal veterans AKERCOCKE will play a headline set at London's Camden Underworld on Friday, October 16, supported by a stellar lineup of underground metal talent that includes HADES LAB, INGESTED, DIMINISHED FIFTH and HIDEOUS MISCREATION. This will be AKERCOCKE's only autumn appearance as the London four-piece is currently ensconced in its own Goat ...

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BLOODBATH, SONATA ARCTICA, VIRGIN STEELE Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

BLOODBATH, SONATA ARCTICA, VIRGIN STEELE, ORPHANED LAND and KATATONIA have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Rock Hard festival, set to take place May 21-23, 2010 at the Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARTILLERY BLOODBATH BULLDOZER EVILE KATATONIA KREATOR NECROS CHRISTOS ORPHANED LAND SABATON SONATA ARCTICA ...

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ARCH ENEMY: 'Beast Of Man' Video Available

"Beast Of Man", the new video from Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed by RGKP Videoproduktion and was shot this past summer at Germany's Rock Harz festival. The song comes off ARCH ENEMY's new album, "The Root Of All Evil", which will be released on October 6 in ...

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THE POOR: 'Round 1' Teaser Available

A teaser for "Round 1", the forthcoming album from reunited Australian rockers THE POOR, can be viewed below. The CD is scheduled for release on October 19 via Riot! Entertainment. THE POOR (originally THE POOR BOYS) started out playing the pub circuit in Darwin nearly two decades ago. The plan was simple: hard rockin', hard ...

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ELIS: 'Catharsis' Release Dates Confirmed

Liechtenstein-based gothic metallers ELIS will release their new album, "Catharsis", via Napalm Records on the following dates: Nov. 25 - Finland & Spain Nov. 27 - Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Benelux & Italy Nov. 30 - Rest of Europe Dec. 15 - USA Jan. 12 - Canada The follow-up to 2006's "Griefshire", "Catharsis" was recorded at ...

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SCOTT WEILAND's Ex-Wife's Talks About Memoir; Video Available

A two-minute video clip of Mary Forsberg Weiland — mother, model, bipolar disorder survivor and recovering drug addict — talking about her new book, "Fall To Pieces: A Memoir Of Drugs, Rock 'N' Roll, And Mental Illness", can be viewed below. Mary beautifully tells the story of her life and her longtime relationship with STONE ...

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BEHOLDER To Release 'The Awakening' In December

BEHOLDER, the band led by Simon Hall, former lead singer of NWOBHM legends HANDSOME BEASTS, will release its new album, "The Awakening", on December 1. With over 70 minutes of "full-on sonic offerings and melodic sensibilities, this album has already been hailed as a welcome return to the true spirit of British heavy metal," according ...

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DIVINE EVE Putting Finishing Touches On New EP

Reactivated Texas old-school death metallers DIVINE EVE are putting the finishing touches on their long-awaited new EP, entitled "Vengeful and Obstinate". The band entered Kearlight Recording Studios in October 2008 with engineer Scott Cooksey to begin recording the effort, which will consist of two new songs and two previously unrecorded (by DIVINE EVE) tracks that ...

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