December 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

STRUCTURE OF INHUMANITY: First Track Posted Online

STRUCTURE OF INHUMANITY, the melodic power/death metal band featuring main songwriter and keyboardist Jonah Weingarten (PYRAMAZE, ECHOTERRA), vocalist Clay Barton (SUSPYRE), bassist Noah Martin (ARSIS), and up-and-coming guitarist Mike Iuzzolino, has posted its first track, "The Passing Phase", on the group's MySpace page. The song comes off the band's debut, entitled "Completion Integration", ...

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TOMMY LEE Wants To Stay Out Of MÖTLEY CRÜE-GODSMACK Beef

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has commented on GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna's recent revelation that this past summer's Crüe Fest 2 turned out to be "the most dramatic tour" GODSMACK has ever been on, with the kind of "rock-star garbage" on the part of the tour's headliners that Erna and his bandmates had "never seen ...

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TETHRA Working On Material For Debut Mini-CD

TETHRA, the new Italian death/doom metal project featuring former members of GORY BLISTER, VEXED and MALUS VIVENDI, is currently writing material for its debut mini-CD. The effort will be recorded with producer Ossian, better known as the mastermind of the long-running Italian band OPERA IX. According to a press release, TETHRA "is a project formed ...

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SOLAR PARALLAX: First Recordings Posted Online

SOLAR PARALLAX, the new Polish project led by guitarist/composer Michael Gapys, has posted some of its first recordings on the band's MySpace page. According to a press release, SOLAR PARALLAX's sound is "a mixture of melodic vocals, big choruses, heavy riffs and pumping drums." SOLAR PARALLAX is: Michael Gapys - Guitar, Bass, Keys, ...

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TOOL Frontman Talks PUSCIFER On Portland's KUFO; Audio Available

On November 16, 2009, Maynard James Keenan (TOOL, A PERFECT CIRCLE, PUSCIFER) was interviewed on Portland's Rock 101 KUFO radio station. The chat can now be streamed using the audio player below. Maynard James Keenan returns to the road this spring, bringing his latest incarnation, the shape-shifting PUSCIFER, to cities throughout Eastern North America for ...

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SACRED REICH Drummer Featured On FRANKENSHRED Album

FRANKENSHRED, the Phoenix, Arizona-based metal/shred band, has just released its debut album, "Cauldron of Evil", via Italy's Metal on Metal Records. According to a press release, the CD contains "16 tracks of blazing old-school style metal incorporating elements of thrash, speed and hard rock with plenty of guitar shredding! This [album] also features the great ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Performs On Brazil's 'Ídolos' TV Show

On December 16, SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser performed on "Ídolos", the Brazilian reality television show based on the popular British format "Pop Idol". The show is a contest to determine the best young singer in Brazil. Video footage of Kisser's appearance with Davi Metal can be viewed below. "A-Lex"SEPULTURA's first LP to be ...

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MEGADETH's MUSTAINE, BRODERICK Talk Gear With PREMIER GUITAR

Premier Guitar's Jordan Wagner caught up with MEGADETH's guitarists Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick on December 7, 2009 in Davenport, Iowa. In the nine-minute video segment below, both Dave and Chris walk the viewers through their setups. Mustaine uses signature Dean Guitars (with 6-on-a-side tuners) and Marshall power amps and cabs. To keep things simple ...

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