December 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

PRETTY MAIDS: New Copenhagen Footage Available

Video footage of long-running Danish hard rockers PRETTY MAIDS performing on December 2, 2010 at Amager Bio in Copenhagen, Denmark can be viewed below. "Pandemonium", the new album from PRETTY MAIDS, registered the following first-week chart positions: Denmark: #15 Switzerland: #63 Sweden: #45 Germany: #85 PRETTY MAIDS recently announced the addition of former KING DIAMOND ...

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SEPULTURA Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, 2011 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): APOCALYPTICA AVANTASIA BLIND GUARDIAN EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS KHOLD MAYHEM OZZY OSBOURNE ...

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BURNING POINT Seeking New Label Home

Finnish metallers BURNING POINT have parted ways with Metal Heaven, the label that released the band's most recent album, 2009's "Empyre". The group states, "Our plan is to record a six-track promotional CD and send it to the labels all over the world." BURNING POINT's fourth album, "Empyre", came out in February 2009. The artwork ...

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PARADISE LOST Forced To Pull Out Of Macedonia's TAKSIRAT FESTIVAL

Due to "extreme weather conditions," British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST have been forced to cancel their appearance at the Taksirat Festival in Skopje, Macedonia on Saturday, December 4. Commented singer Nick Holmes and guitarist Greg Mackintosh: "To all our Macedonian fans who traveled to the Taksirat Festival to see us, it is with deep ...

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CONTROL DENIED Frontman Issues Update On Long-Awaited Second Album

The family of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner is moving ahead with plans to complete and eventually release the long-awaited second CONTROL DENIED album. Chuck — who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor — began work on the CD, tentatively titled "When Machine ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Doomology' Box Detailed

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS will celebrate their 25-year anniversary by performing an extra-long, two-and-a-half-hour set at Debaser Medis in Stockholm on December 18. The band's classic debut album, "Epicus Doomicus Metalicus", will be played in its entirety for the first time with the original singer Johan Längqvist. In addition, the group has been in the ...

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TROUBLE Announces First Show Of 2011

Legendary doomsters TROUBLE will play their first show of 2011 at the Bottom Lounge in their hometown of Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, January 22. TROUBLE is currently working on material for a new studio album, tentatively due next year. The band recently stated about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the new CD, "[We ...

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