February 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

MAYHEM Wins Norway's SPELLEMANN Award

Legendary Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM were honored in the "Metal" category at the 36th annual Spellemann awards (the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy Awards) for their latest release, "Ordo Ad Chao". The largest and oldest Norwegian music awards show was held earlier tonight (Saturday, February 2) at the Spektrum in Oslo, Norway and was broadcast ...

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HEATHEN DEITY Announces New Lineup

UK black metallers HEATHEN DEITY have announced a "new" lineup that will both record the forthcoming album, as well as tour live. "New," however, is not quite the right description, as the band welcomes back into its ranks original guitarists Azrael (ETHEREAL FOREST) and Balen, and also drummer Sathan (PANTHEON I, ETHEREAL FOREST, TWISTED AUTUMN ...

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HURTLOCKER Re-Recording Songs With New Singer

Chicago's HURTLOCKER has issued the following update: "[On] Tuesday February 5th, we are headed to studio one in Racine to re-record a few tunes with [new vocalist] Chase [Morgan] singing on them. We also have booked a few shows so check those out as well. Come out and get drunk with HURTLOCKER." Longtime HURTLOCKER vocalist ...

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M.A.N To Release 'My Own Sickness' Single In March

M.A.N, the group formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich), will release a new single, "My Own Sickness" (featuring a guest appearance by Burton C. Bell of FEAR FACTORY and ACENSION OF THE WATCHERS), in the beggining of March. The single will also include the tracks "Body ...

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TREASURE LAND Parts Ways With Bassist

Swedish neo-classical/prog metal band TREASURE LAND has parted ways with bassist Magnus Lind. A replacement bassist has already been found. TREASURE LAND last year announced the addition of singer Toby "Lungs of a Lion" Jay to the group's ranks. According to the band, Toby, who hails from Grums, Sweden, "really knocked our socks off when ...

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NIDRIKE Putting Finishing Touches On 'Blodsarv' Mix

NIDRIKE, the Swedish black metal project featuring VANMAKT mainman Gorgoth and Gjallar from SKALD as the main lyric writer, recently entered the studio to begin recording its debut album, "Blodsarv" (Blood Heritage). Gorgoth has since issued the following update: "The mix is soon to be finished and it sounds just like we want it to ...

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CROWNING GLORY To Release 'Dead Man's Paradise' Video

Young British metallers CROWNING GLORY will release a new single, "Dead Man's Paradise", shortly via Rise Above Records. The band recently filmed a video for the track (see below), which will appear on a limited-edition split 7" with THE GATES OF SLUMBER. In support of the release, CROWNING GLORY will headline "Metal Meltdown" at The ...

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