December 2007 - Blabbermouth Archive

DOWN: San Diego Photos Posted Online

High-quality photos of DOWN's November 20, 2007 concert at the House of Blues in San Diego, California have been posted at DirtJunior.com. The newest social networking web site called Woozyfly.com recently conducted an interview with Jimmy Bower and Kirk Windstein of DOWN. The interview took place before the band's perfomance at The Roseland ...

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AFTER DEATH Announces New Guitarist

AFTER DEATH, the Tampa-based band featuring former MORBID ANGEL, NOCTURNUS and ACHERON drummer/vocalist Mike Browning, has announced the addition of guitarist Dave Sawyer to the group's ranks. According to a press release, "Dave is a very seasoned guitarist who has played in many Tampa bands, including CONTORTED, EULOGY and THE ENTITY. Dave will prove to ...

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VAINGLORY: Audio Interview Available

An audio interview with VAINGLORY members Kate French (vocals; CHASTAIN) and Corbin King (guitar) conducted by the "M.I.B. Show" is available for download as a podcast/MP3 file at this location. VAINGLORY recently parted ways with guitarist John Michael Youngblood. An as-yet-undisclosed replacement has already been found. VAINGLORY has commenced the songwriting process for ...

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TURISAS, XIV DARK CANTURIES, ALESTORM Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK FESTIVAL

TURISAS, XIV DARK CANTURIES, ALESTORM have been confirmed for the 2008 edition of the Ragnarök Festival, set to take place March 28-29 in Lichtenfels, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGALLOCH ALESTORM ARKONA BATTLELORE HAGGARD HELLSAW HELRUNAR KILLING SPREE MENHIR NEGURA BUNGET PRIMORDIAL SEAR BLISS SVARTSOT SWORN TRIMONIUM TURISAS UNLEASHED WINTERDOME XIV ...

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Former ONWARD Guitarist Parts Ways With METALBOLIC RECORDS

Former ONWARD guitarist and solo instrumentalist Toby Knapp has parted ways with Metalbolic Records. The follow-up to Knapp's 2006 CD, "Polarizing Lines", is currently being considered by a yet-to-be-announced interested label. This album will still feature ex-INTO ETERNITY vocalist Dean Sternburg, but will mostly be comprised of unreleased instrumental material. Toby's other side projects, such ...

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ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS Bassist Dead At 21

Santa Cruz, California-based progressive hardcore/death metal band ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS has issued the following statement: "We can't describe the pain and sorrow that we all are feeling right now. Last night/early this morning [Friday, November 30] our bassist, Pat Mason, passed away. "Pat was an amazing person and brother to all of us. ...

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DOKKEN Bassist Issues Post-European Tour Update

DOKKEN bassist Barry Sparks has posted the following message on his web site: "The European DOKKEN tour was a lot of fun! Having KINGDOM COME with us was great as well. They are a really great band and we had some really good gigs. A few highlights that come to mind are Barcelona, Madrid and ...

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