February 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

PERSUADER To Enter Studio In May

Swedish metallers PERSUADER will enter the studio in May to begin recording their fourth album for a late 2008 release via Dockyard 1. PERSUADER's third full-length effort, "When Eden Burns", was released in May 2006 via Dockyard 1. The follow-up to 2004's "Evolution Purgatory" (Sanctuary/Noise) was recorded at Powerhouse studio in Hamburg, Germany with producer ...

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PHAZM To Enter Studio This Week

French metallers PHAZM — who are fronted by former SCARVE singer Pierrick Valence — will enter Sainte-Marthe Studio on February 4 with producer Francis Caste (HANGMAN'S CHAIR, ARKHON INFAUSTUS, EIBON, ZULL FX) to begin recording their third album, due before the end of the year via Osmose Productions. PHAZM last year parted ways with drummer ...

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SCORPIONS Schedule More Tour Dates

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have scheduled the following dates: Mar. 09 - Bremen, GER - AWD Dome Apr. 10 - Saint Petersburg, RUS - Ice Palace Apr. 12 - Rostov On - Don, RUS - Palace Of Sports Apr. 13 - Samara, RUS - MTL Arena Apr. 14 - Kazan, RUS - Tatneft Arena ...

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BLACK LIGHT BURNS Working On 'Covers' Album

BLACK LIGHT BURNS/ex-LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland has issued the following update: "Plans this year: We [BLACK LIGHT BURNS] started recording a few covers at the end of 2007, and when we finished, we realized that it's super-fun and that we like a lot of songs, so we started to record more and then it ...

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VIPER Drummer Forced To Sit Out Tour

Drummer Renato Graccia of the long-running Brazillian metallers VIPER has issued the following update: "Unfortunately, after the December 1st concert in São Paulo, I started feeling pain in my back and right leg. After a number of acupuncture sessions and some painkillers that did not work, I passed through several exams and I have found ...

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REFUSED Tribute Album On The Way

No Sleep Records has announced an upcoming tribute album to the legendary (and long-defunct) Swedish cult band REFUSED. "Rather be… A Tribute to Refused" will feature bands of various genres, hoping to create great renditions of already amazing songs. The CD is currently without a release date, but is expected in late 2008/early 2009. If ...

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MEGADETH Bassist Checks In From Helsinki

MEGADETH bassist James Lomenzo has issued the following update: "Hell yeah! Helllllsinki!!! Sitting in the ***** ****** hotel here in Helsinki just burnin' off the flight, thought I'd catch up with you all and say hey and welcome to our big deluxe winter Tour Of Duty. It's great being back on this side of the ...

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LEGION OF THE DAMNED 'Working Hard' On New Material

Dutch thrashers LEGION OF THE DAMNED have issued the following update: "It's snowing outside right now, which brings no good feelings towards next week shows we are going to do in Finland, haha. It's probably fucking freezing there. But seriously, we are looking forward to play Finland and we can't wait. It's been months ago ...

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DEF LEPPARD: New Album Pushed Back To May

DEF LEPPARD's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Well, it's one of the constants in the history of DEF LEPPARD, and we regret to inform you that it has popped up again: the release of the band's new album, 'Songs from the Sparkle Lounge', has been pushed back (even though the ...

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