December 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

CATAMENIA, SUIDAKRA, CTULU Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK FESTIVAL

CATAMENIA, SUIDAKRA and CTULU have been confirmed for next year's Ragnarök Festival, set to take place April 30 - May 1, 2010 at Ostbayernhalle in Rieden/Kreuth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGATHODAIMON AKREA ARKONA CATAMENIA CTULU EQUILIBRIUM GRAILKNIGHTS HAGGARD HEATHEN FORAY HELFAHRT HELLSAW HELRUNAR HOLLENTHON IMPERIUM DEKADENZ KROMLEK MIDNATTSOL OBSCURITY RIGER ...

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SLASH: New Solo Album Due In April

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has issued the following update: "I'll be staying in town for the holidays, but I'm doing a poker tourney in the Bahamas first week of January, which is a benefit for 'The Foundation for AIDS Research,' or AMFAR. It should be a cool trip and it's for an important ...

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AMORAL, OMNIUM GATHERUM, IMPERANON Members Join Forces In SHEAR

SHEAR, the new Helsinki, Finland-based six-piece metal act featuring former/current members of AMORAL, OMNIUM GATHERUM, IMPERANON, ELENIUM and CRYSTAL BLAZE, has completed work on a four-song EP, "In Solitude". The CD was recorded this past fall and was mastered at Chartmakers studios. The "In Solitude" title track and audio samples of all four songs from ...

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CALIBAN: Footage From U.S. Tour Posted Online

German metalcore band CALIBAN has posted a brand new episode of Caliban TV. The clip, which can be seen below, features tons of live footage and behind-the-scenes impressions from the band's recent U.S. tour. "Say Hello To Tragedy", the seventh album from CALIBAN, sold around 550 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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MASTER Completes Recording New Album

Legendary death metallers MASTER have completed recording their tenth full-length album, entitled "The Human Machine", for an early 2010 release via Pulverised Records. Commented MASTER founder/frontman Paul Speckmann: "MASTER are in the studio mixing and mastering soon. Things are going very well at the moment. We hope to finish this in the next few days. ...

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HYPOCRISY Cleared To Enter U.S

Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY have issued the following statement: "It seems Santa has come early this year for HYPOCRISY! "As previously reported, we were forced to cancel our recently scheduled tour with ENSIFERUM due to problems with work visas. Today we received the good news that we are now all cleared to enter the country. ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks Martial Arts

Fight! magazine recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Fight!: So martial arts saved your life? Mustaine: It totally did. As corny as this sounds, I get a lot of my strength from what I've been taught in my life. I learned ...

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HANK SHERMANN's DEMONICA: Debut Album Due In February

DEMONICA, the new project featuring MERCYFUL FATE guitarist Hank Shermann, will release its debut album, "Demonstrous", on February 26, 2010 via Massacre Records. The CD was mixed at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado with Dave Otero (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, MARTRIDEN, COBALT). "We are totally stoked how this turned out and can't wait to get it out ...

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KORN Singer Turns House Into 'Winter Wonderland'

The Pulse of Radio reports: KORN frontman Jonathan Davis is known to love the holiday season, especially now that he has kids, and the singer told The Pulse of Radio that he likes to go overboard with the Christmas decorations as well. "Yeah, we got all the inflatables up on the lawn, the lights, all ...

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