February 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

MORTAL SIN Parts Ways With Guitarist, Begins Writing New Material

Guitarist Mick Sultana has left veteran Australian thrashers MORTAL SIN for "personal reasons." A replacement axeman has not yet been announced. MORTAL SIN is currently writing material for the follow-up to 2007's "An Absence of Faith". Singer Mat Maurer states, "We are notoriously slow writers, but many of you who may have heard the new ...

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OCEANO Guitarist Quits

Guitarist Andrew Mikhail has left the Chicago deathcore outfit OCEANO. He tells Lambgoat.com, "From day one, I've had a vision of being in a 'band of brothers' to play aggressive music with all across the globe. Whether it was fast, heavy, dark, whatever, I just didn't care. My concerns were if we did ...

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MORGAN HARRINGTON's Death Ruled A Homicide

Rex Bowman of Roanoke.com reports that Morgan Harrington's death was a homicide, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond said Tuesday. Harrington, 20, of Roanoke County disappeared from a METALLICA concert in Charlottesville on Oct. 17. Her skeletal remains were found Jan. 26 in an Albemarle County hayfield nearly 10 miles ...

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SOULGRIND: 'The Tuoni Pathway' Release Date Announced

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), will release its ninth album, "The Tuoni Pathway", on May 3 via U.K.'s Femme Metal Records. The CD will feature a guest appearance by Roope Latvala of CHILDREN OF BODOM. Two songs from the album — "The Call Of The Dancing ...

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MADAM ADAM Recording Debut Album

Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of Charleston, South Carolina rock band MADAM ADAM. The group is currently finishing up the recording of its as-yet untitled debut in Nashville, Tennessee with producer/mixer Skidd Mills (SAVING ABEL, SALIVA, SKILLET, SICK PUPPIES). A summer release is expected. MADAM ADAM — vocalist/guitarist Scott Gould, bassist Kenny Varner, guitarist ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Offering One-On-One Lessons Through RockSource360.com

Bassist David Ellefson (HAIL!, F5, MEGADETH) is now offering live, one-on-one lessons exclusively through RockSource360.com. For more information, watch the short video clip below. Ellefson last year launched "David Ellefson's Rock Shop", an ongoing YouTube video series hosted by the bassist himself. "I'm always asked questions from fans and other musicians about playing the bass, ...

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AMORPHIS To Perform At Tomorrow's EMMA GAALA

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS will perform at this year's Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent), which will be held on Thursday, February 4 at Peacock-Teatteri in Linnanmäki. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live via the Internet without country restrictions. AMORPHIS was nominated in two categories at this year's Emma Gaala — "Metal Album Of The Year" ...

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Drummer NICK BARKER To Tour With BENEDICTION

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION have issued the following update: "Well, we start gigging again soon but there will be a slight change in lineup for this year's dates. Neil Hutton will not be drumming with us this year (except for the Saturday, May 1st show in London with BOLT THROWER where he will ...

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SOULFLY's MARC RIZZO Interviewed On 'North Jersey Notes: The Podcast'

SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY guitarist Marc Rizzo joined The Aquarian Weekly writer Tim Louie on Tim's podcast, North Jersey Notes: The Podcast, to talk about Rizzo's new solo CD, "Legionaire". Marc discusses his excitement for "Legionaire", his new and improved live show, the forthcoming SOULFLY CD "Omen", and the possibility of a new CAVALERA CONSPIRACY CD in ...

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