December 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

RAUNCHY: New Video Interview, Performance Footage

Loud TV conducted an interview with drummer Morten Toft Hansen of Danish modern metallers RAUNCHY during the band's current European tour with SYBREED and THREAT SIGNAL. The 21-minute clip, which includes performance footage, can be viewed below. As previously reported, regular RAUNCHY vocalist Kasper Thomsen was forced to sit out the band's current trek "for ...

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FRONTIERS RECORDS Announces New North American Distributor

Frontiers Records has announced the signing of a new distribution agreement for its label products with EMI Music distribution in North America. The new agreement will be effective from January 1, 2011 and marks a "huge step forward in the label’s expansion strategy" — as stated by Frontiers president, Serafino Perugino. EMI Music will distribute ...

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OPETH To Enter Studio In January

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will enter Atlantis studios (formerly Metronome studios) in Stockholm on January 31, 2011 to begin recording their tenth album for a fall 2011 release via Roadrunner Records. Jens Bogren (SOILWORK, KATATONIA, PARADISE LOST, BLOODBATH) will engineer the effort while mixing duties will be handled by Steven Wilson (PORCUPINE TREE). The new ...

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SLAYER Frontman Comments On Latest GRAMMY Nomination

A harrowing "end-of-the-world" song, "World Painted Blood", the title track from SLAYER's most recent release, has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of "Best Metal Performance." This is the band's fifth Grammy nod, with the band having taken home the prize twice, first for "Eyes of the Insane" in 2006, and then ...

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WHYZDOM Announces New Singer

French symphonic gothic ensemble WHYZDOM has announced the addition of singer Clémentine Delauney to the group's ranks. The band states, "Clémentine received an intensive artistic training since her youngest age: contemporary dance, classical and jazz piano, theatre, classical singing (she joined the Maîtrise of Lyon Opera in 2003). Motivated by the everlasting will to let ...

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DARKSIDE Singer Hospitalized

Singer Wolf of Austria's longest-running death metal band DARKSIDE was hospitalized earlier this week "for a thrombosis which he caught while having his leg in plaster after overthrowing his ankle two weeks ago," the band says in its latest e-mail update. "The situation has been stabilized but Wolf is forced to undergo therapy for at ...

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Last Song RONNIE JAMES DIO Worked On To See Light Of Day

A new song which legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO) nearly completed before his death will be released next year, according to former DIO member Craig Goldy. The guitarist tells U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine, "We were working on tracks for a new DIO album just before Ronnie ...

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RAINBOW: 'Down To Earth' Deluxe Edition Due In January

As one of the cornerstones of British rock, RAINBOW — led by the never-predictable but ever-astonishing guitarist Ritchie Blackmore — became synonymous with some of the most well regarded and popular charting rock songs of the Seventies and Eighties. From the mystic and quasi-religious "Stargazer" and "Man On A Silver Mountain" to the solid gold ...

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SLIPKNOT Confirmed For SONISPHERE Festival

Iowa's favorite sons SLIPKNOT will perform next summer at the Sonisphere series of European festivals, including an exclusive U.K. appearance at Knebworth (set for July 8-10, 2011). The band said in a statement, "We're looking forward to spending our summer in Europe. This tour is about us and our fans. It's about celebrating the life ...

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