February 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

Former DRAIN STH Bassist Joins OPIATE FOR THE MASSES

Former DRAIN STH bassist Anna K. (full name: Anna Kjellberg) has joined the Los Angeles-based rock/metal band OPIATE FOR THE MASSES. "Together with Jimmy Kaufman, Ronny Underwood and Seven Antonopoulos, I have spent the last half of 2007 finishing up the new album, 'Manifesto', to be released early this summer by Century Media Records," says ...

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SOUND STORM Signs With RISINGWORKS RECORDS

Torino, Italy-based "classical" heavy metal band SOUND STORM has inked a deal with Risingworks Records. The group is currently working on material for its debut album, to be recorded at Zenith Studios with producer Frank Andiver and released before the end of the year. The CD will be distributed by Self Distribution in Italy and ...

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ATOMIZER: New Song Posted Online

Melbourne, Australia-based black-thrash metal ensemble ATOMIZER has posted a song from its final studio album, "Caustic Music for the Spiritually Bankrupt", on its MySpace page. Check out the track "Caustic Transmissions" at this location. You can also watch a very raw video accompaniment to the audio track below. "Caustic Music for the Spiritually ...

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GRAVE DIGGER: New Audio Inteview With MANNI SCHMIDT Available

Episode 47 of the MetalCast show podcast features an audio interview with guitarist Manni Schmidt from GRAVE DIGGER. Manni talks about GRAVE DIGGER's music, music and politics, extremism on metal, what forces still drives the band, beer and football and many other interesting subjects. The program also offers a mix of different metal styles and ...

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ARI KOIVUNEN Schedules Finnish Dates

The winner of the Finnish national TV talent competition "Idols", 23-year-old heavy metal singer Ari Koivunen, has scheduled the following dates: Feb. 07 - Bar Kino - Pori, FIN Feb. 13 - Liikuntahalli - Laukaa, FIN Feb. 14 - Hartwall Areena / Kirkan muistokonsertti - Helsinki, FIN Feb. 16 - Kaapelitehdas / Finnish Metal Expo ...

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ALICE COOPER In BRIDGESTONE Super Bowl Commercial; Video Available

Alice Cooper, Richard Simmons and an albino snake appeared together in a humorous new Bridgestone tire commercial from Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT) that debuted during the Fox telecast of Super Bowl XLII on February 3 from Glendale, Arizona. Watch the commercial below. For the first time ever, BFNT adverted during the Super ...

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BLOOD RED THRONE: 2008 Live Appearances Announced

Norwegian death metallers BLOOD RED THRONE have scheduled the following dates: Feb. 09 - Royal Metal Fest, Denmark Apr. 12 - Heavymetal.ch festival IV, Switzerland May 2-3 - club shows in Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey (details to be announced) May 30 - Neurotic Death Fest, Holland Aug. 16 - Summer Breeze Open Air, Germany Sep. ...

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Former INFERNAL MAJESTY Vocalist Joins TYRANTS BLOOD

Vocalist Brian Langley has left the long-running Canadian metal band INFERNAL MAJESTY and has joined the Vancouver metal powerhouse TYRANTS BLOOD. TYRANTS BLOOD consists of Marco Banco (ex-BLASPHEMY, WITCHES HAMMER), Matt Blood (ex-ABUSE, CRACKWHORE), Vinnie Lee Borden (ex-OMEGACROM) and Tom Lewko (ex-OMEGACROM). Langley's first show with TYRANTS BLOOD will take place on Saturday, March 29 ...

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IN FLAMES Wins At BANDIT ROCK AWARDS

Swedish metallers IN FLAMES were honored in the "Best Swedish Live Act" and "Best Swedish Band" categories at the Bandit Rock Awards. The awards ceremony, which was organized and hosted by the Stockholm-based radio station Bandit Rock 106.3, was held this past Friday (February 1) at Tyrol in the Swedish capital. Commented the band: "A ...

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OBTEST Signs With OSMOSE PRODUCTIONS

Vilnius, Lithuania-based pagan metallers OBTEST have inked a deal with Osmose Productions for release of their new album, entitled "Gyvybes Medis". The CD will be distributed in music shops and via independent retailers worldwide, including Japan, Canada, Australia, USA and all of Europe. Ledo Takas, the group's longtime label, has secured an exclusive right to ...

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