January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

IN FLAMES: Video Interview With PETER IWERS Available

Ross Empson, TOURETTES bass player and presenter of metal TV channel Rockalarm!, conducted an interview with bassist Peter Iwers of Swedish metallers IN FLAMES in late October 2008 in Berlin, Germany during IN FLAMES' European headlining tour with SONIC SYNDICATE and GOJIRA. Peter talks about being on the road, his dislike for "off" ...

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ARCH ENEMY's MICHAEL AMOTT: More NAMM Interview Footage Available

Farm TV conducted an interview with ARCH ENEMY/CARCASS guitarist Michael Amott at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the three-minute chat below. Amott recently signed on with Dean Guitars. He stated, "I contacted Dean Guitars as I was ...

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BRET MICHAELS On Split With PAMELA ANDERSON

During his recent "Dear Superstar" interview with Blender magazine, POISON frontman and "Rock of Love Bus" star Bret Michaels revealed some of the reasons his "very fun, very sexual" early-'90s relationship with Pamela Anderson came to an end. One very big reason, he suspects: Pam's mom. Michaels says he went out of his ...

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VANNA To Release 'A New Hope' In March

Boston post-hardcore group VANNA will release its sophomore album, "A New Hope", on March 24 via Epitaph Records. Produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (EVERY TIME I DIE, OUR LAST NIGHT, STORY OF THE YEAR) and mastered by Alan Douches (CONVERGE), the CD emphasizes the band's heightened musical abilities, balancing a perfect blend of emotive ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman's EX DEO To Film 'Romulus' Video

EX DEO, the new band led by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono, has tapped renowned director Stanimir "Staca" Lukic (MOONSPELL, KAMELOT, DEATHSTARS, TYPE O NEGATIVE) to helm the video for the title track of the group's upcoming debut album, "Romulus". The clip will be filmed in early March in Belgrade, Serbia where the magic of Rome ...

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JOURNEY Singer Says He Lost Nearly Everything To Drugs

Korina Sanchez of TV Patrol World — the flagship national network news broadcast of ABS-CBN in the Philippines — recently conducted a very revealing interview with JOURNEY's Filipino lead vocalist Arnel Pineda. He was once an unknown singer who is now suddenly being mobbed in America as the lead vocalist of the legendary American rock ...

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This Year's BAY AREA ROCK FEST Cancelled

The organizer of the Bay Area Rock Fest (a.k.a. BARfest), the progressive rock and metal festival that was held for the first time on May 4-5, 2007 at The Independent in San Francisco, California, has decided against staging a 2009 installment of what was supposed to be an annual event. David Hatchell of Bay Area ...

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Former MALEVOLENT CREATION Drummer To Hit Studio With Panama's SARGON

Acclaimed extreme-metal drummer Alex Marquez (MALEVOLENT CREATION, SOLSTICE, DEMOLITION HAMMER) will enter PTY studios in Panama on February 4 to begin laying down drums for a three-song EP from Panamanian death/thrashers SARGON. He will also perform with SARGON on January 30 as part of the second annual Hellfest, an extreme-metal festival featuring Panama's best metal ...

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