November 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS: New Album Title Revealed

American black metal outfit ABIGAIL WILLIAMS is putting the finishing touches on its new album, "Becoming", for a January 24, 2012 release via Candlelight Records. The CD was recorded in various warehouses throughout Los Angeles with frontman Ken Sorceron handling the mixing, mastering, production and engineering duties for the entire album. The final track listing, ...

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EVANESCENCE Guitarist Speaks Out On Ditching SEETHER

EVANESCENCE caused some controversy earlier this year when the band first denied, then admitted, that guitarist Troy McLawhorn had rejoined the group after a four-year absence, during which he recorded and toured with SEETHER. The latter band is led by EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee's former boyfriend, Shaun Morgan, with whom she had a contentious breakup ...

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HOUWITSER Parts Ways With Singer, Drummer

Reactivated Dutch death metal veterans HOUWITSER have parted ways with vocalist Stan Blonk and drummer Marco De Groot. Blonk left the band for personal reasons and will be replaced for HOUWITSER's final two shows of 2011 by Mike Van Mastrigt (SINISTER, HOUWITSER). The group will then begin the search for a new frontman. Marco's replacement ...

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DEAD SHAPE FIGURE: 'And They Adore The Replacement' Video Released

"And They Adore The Replacement", the new video from the Finnish modern thrash/death-influenced metal band DEAD SHAPE FIGURE, can be seen below. The footage for the clip was filmed during the "Lux Mundi" European tour 2011 by Shandy McKay and DEAD SHAPE FIGURE. "And They Adore The Replacement" comes off DEAD SHAPE FIGURE's new mini-CD, ...

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FASTWAY: Making Of 'Eat Dog Eat' (Video)

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Eat Dog Eat", the first studio album since 1990 from FASTWAY the brainchild of ex-MOTRHEAD guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke can be seen below. "Eat Dog Eat" will be released on November 14 (three days earlier in Germany) via Steamhammer/SPV. The CD, which features new vocalist Toby Jepson (ex-LITTLE ANGELS), ...

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THE AGONIST Goes 'Black Metal' For Halloween Performance; Video Footage, Photos

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based female-fronted melodic death metallers THE AGONIST donned coprse paint for their special Hellaween Fest performance on Saturday, October 29 in Val-des-Monts, Quebec. Video footage of the concert can be seen in two parts below. THE AGONIST recently completed a North American tour with KAMELOT, ALESTORM and BLACKGUARD. Unfortunately, THE AGONIST lead guitarist ...

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OPETH Fans Comment On Detroit, Pittsburgh Performances (Video)

Video footage of OPETH fans commenting on the band's October 29 and October 31 performances in Detroit, Michigan and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, respectively, can be seen below. OPETH's new album, "Heritage", sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart. The ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Demonstrates 'Geo Synthesizer' (Video)

Geo Synthesizer is a musical instrument and MIDI controller. A collaboration of Wizdom Music's Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER keyboardist) and Kevin Chartier (MorphWiz, SampleWiz) and Rob Fielding (Mugician), Geo Synthesizer is an incredibly expressive musical instrument specifically created for a multitouch surface. Commented Jordan: "Since touching a preliminary piano keyboard on an iPhone screen and ...

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