October 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

THRONE OF KATARSIS Announces New Bassist

Norwegian black metal act THRONE OF KATARSIS (Candlelight Records) has recently expanded its lineup after seven unholy years being a duo. Founding members Infamroth (guitar, vocals) and Vardalv (drums) have recruited Sanrabb (GEHENNA) to take care of the bass duties. The group states, "Having been in the black metal scene since the early '90s, Sanrabb ...

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MASTODON Performs On 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'; Video Available

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON performed the song "Divinations" live on last night's (Thursday, October 30) edition of NBC-TV's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon". Watch video of the performance below. MASTODON has written the score to "Jonah Hex", the comic-book Western/horror film starring Josh Brolin in the lead role, with support from John Malkovich, Megan Fox, ...

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METALLICA, TOOL, ROB ZOMBIE Share Thoughts On Halloween

With Halloween here again (Saturday, October 31), The Pulse of Radio asked a few of its favorite rockers to share some of their thoughts on this mysterious and scary holiday. TOOL and PUSCIFER frontman Maynard James Keenan said that he enjoys Halloween because it's more than just costumes and trick or treating. "It's an interesting ...

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Former VOIVOD Frontman's E-FORCE To Support SACRIFICE In Toronto

Former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest's France-based E-FORCE band has secured the direct support slot to SACRIFICE for their November 21 performance at the Opera House in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Also appearing on the bill are MAXIMUM RNR (featuring former DAYGLO ABORTIONS frontman Gymbo) and SPEWGORE. E-FORCE released its sophomore album, "Modified Poison", in February 2008 ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Shoots Down Album Title Rumors

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon has shot down reports that the band's next studio CD has a working title of "Wind Embraced". She writes on her blog, "Some people have asked me about some Wikipedia comment saying that our next NIGHTWISH album already has a title. I haven't heard anything about any title, and since the ...

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NEGURA BUNGET Pulls Out Of SATYRICON Tour

NEGURA BUNGET — the Romanian band that incorporates elements of black metal, progressive metal, folk metal and dark ambient — has issued the following update: "We regret to announce that NEGURA BUNGET is forced to cancel its participation on the SATYRICON tour from December. "The whole tour plans are poorly fixed for the moment, and ...

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VARG Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

German viking metallers VARG have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's sophomore album, "Blutaar", is scheduled for release on January 22, 2010. "We're proud to be part of the family without having to hide the wolf in sheep's clothes," the group says in a statement. "Nuclear Blast approached us honestly and have ...

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NILE: New 'Those Whom The Gods Detest' Trailer Posted Online

A trailer for "Those Whom The Gods Detest", the new album from South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE, can be viewed below. Produced and mixed by Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, QUEENSRŸCHE), along with a drum-recording job by Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, VITAL REMAINS, GOATWHORE), "Those Whom the Gods Detest" features the band's strongest ...

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