February 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

Fans Of JIMI HENDRIX Pen Notes Of Love

The Seattle Times reports that Experience Music Project has opened the first of two new exhibits about rock legend and Seattle native Jimi Hendrix that aim to explore how people connect with Hendrix's message and his sound. The first exhibit, "Message to Love: Remembering and Reclaiming Jimi Hendrix", opened Jan. 26 and invites ...

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CARNAL FORGE: New Lineup Revealed, Audio Sample Available

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE have confirmed that they have parted ways with Jari Kuusisto (rhythm guitar) and Jens C. Mortensen (vocals). "We are sorry not to have the guys on board anymore, and we wish them all the best for the future," the group writes in a statement. "We want to thank them for all ...

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GODHEAD Parts Ways With Drummer, Prepares To Record New Album

GODHEAD frontman Jason C. Miller has issued the following update: "If you've been spending all your time reading political blogs, you might not know that we've just recently released our 'Unplugged' EP and that it's available on iTunes internationally, as well as Napster, Rhapsody, eMusic and Amazon.com. "We did this ALL on our own with ...

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AYREON's '01011001' Lands On European Album Charts

"01011001", the new rock opera from AYREON — the brainchild of Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen — has entered the Dutch "alternative chart" at position No. 1 and the overall Dutch album chart at No. 2 — the highest Dutch chart positions so far for any AYREON release! The album also entered the German album chart ...

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ACHERON: New Demo Posted Online

Ohio-based black/death metal band ACHERON has issued the following update: "The infamous Satanic black/death metal band ACHERON has recently finished up their new 2008 demo. Band members Vincent Crowley and Kyle Severn decided it would be an interesting idea to create a MySpace page just for the new demo. This will let the ...

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DEEP PURPLE Involved In Russia's Rock-For-Gas Deal

Dmitry Zhdannikov of Reuters reports that UK hard rock legends DEEP PURPLE are heading for Moscow as a farewell gift to Dmitry Medvedev, the chairman of gas giant Gazprom and almost certainly Russia's next president. Medvedev has told interviewers DEEP PURPLE, known for hits such as "Smoke on the Water", are his favorite ...

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DEAD EYES: New Song Posted Online

DEAD EYES, hailing from Greensboro, NC, has posted a new track, titled "Trials", on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the group's recently released debut split CD with ANYTHING ON FIRE (featuring members of GLASS CASKET and BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME) on Forsaken Recordings. The effort was produced by a ...

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