January 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

SENTIMENT Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

SENTIMENT, the Finnish band featuring former SILENT VOICES vocalist Michael Henneken, has issued the following update: "At the moment we are still looking for suitable label(s) and management. We are also rehearsing like hell but unfortunately we will not have any live performances before we have the album out so that there is something to ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY To Enter Studio In May

SAVATAGE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery has issued the following update: "Been getting a lot of questions about what I will be doing this year. Right now I am writing for my next CD. This is pretty much it for the next couple of months. Not a bad thing considering I spent the majority of last ...

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CHRIS BARNES Quits TORTURE KILLER

Legendary death metal vocalist Chris Barnes (SIX FEET UNDER, ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) has officially parted ways with the Finish death metal band TORTURE KILLER, who took their name from a SIX FEET UNDER song back when they were a SFU and OBITUARY cover band. "I am no longer involved with, or a member of, the band ...

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DEATHROW's First Two Albums To Be Released On CD

Displeased Records will reissue remastered versions of the first two DEATHROW albums — "Satan's Gift" (a.k.a. "Riders of Doom") from 1986 and "Raging Steel" from 1987 — on April 28. "Satan's Gift" includes the first SAMHAIN (pre-DEATHROW) demo as a bonus and "Raging Steel" contains the second SAMHAIN demo. These albums were originally released only ...

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TORCHE To Release 'Meanderthal' In April

Miami, Florida's TORCHE will release its second full-length CD, "Meanderthal", on April 8 through the Hydra Head imprint (vinyl to be released on Robotic Empire). Recorded throughout November 2007 at Godcity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts, the 13-track album is TORCHE's first with Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, GENGHIS TRON, DISFEAR) at the helm. Commented Andy Low of ...

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OFFICIUM TRISTE: More Tour Dates Announced

Dutch "atmospheric doomsters" OFFICIUM TRISTE have lined up the following dates: Feb. 28 - Sala Zero, Tarragona, Spain (w/ AUTUMNAL, WARCHETYPE) Feb. 29 - Sala Fusion, Valencia, Spain (w/ AUTUMNAL, EVADNE, LOOKING FOR MYSTICA) Mar. 01 - Sala Carabel, Palencia, Spain (w/ AUTUMNAL) Mar. 02 - J.F. Panoias, Braga, Portugal (w/ AUTUMNAL, PROCESS OF Guilt) ...

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AVATAR To Support MEGADETH In Sweden

Swedish metallers AVATAR have been confirmed as the main support for MEGADETH on February 6 at Arenan in Stockholm. Also appearing on the bill is EVILE. In other news, AVATAR will perform at 2008's South by Southwest (SXSW) on March 14 in Austin, Texas. AVATAR recently posted the third AvatarTV episode from the band's European ...

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