January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

ATTACKER Members Recording UNIVERSITY OF LIFE Debut

ATTACKER drummer Mike Sabatini and bassist Lou Ciarlo are currently recording the debut release from their new project UNIVERSITY OF LIFE. According to a press release, "UNIVERSITY OF LIFE is more of a hard rock/blues-based band as opposed to ATTACKER's classic metal offerings, but still has some heavy tunes nonetheless." Besides all things metal, [Sabatini] ...

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WOLFCHANT Hard At Work On New Album

German metallers WOLFCHANT will release their third studio album, "Determined Damnation", on April 24 via Massacre Records. The CD, which was engineered by Uwe Lulies (REBELLION), will feature guest appearances by Chrigel Glanzmann (ELUVEITIE) and Michael Seifert (REBELLION). A special limited digipak edition of the album will be available for purchase at the Ragnarök Festival, ...

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DARKTHRONE: Done Mixing Two New Songs

Nocturno Culto (a.k.a. Ted Arvid Skjellum) from the Norwegian black metal band DARKTHRONE has issued the following update: "I'm done mixing two new DARKTHRONE songs, and in late February we giving birth to a couple of new songs again. Sorry, but we wimped out and isolated the guitar amp during recording, but it's still live ...

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DIMEBAG's Longtime Guitar Tech Discusses New DIME Amp; Video Available

Late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's longtime tech Grady Champion was interviewed by The Metal Nurse of SkullsNBones.com at this year's NAMM show, which was held January 15-18, 2009 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. They spoke about Dean Guitars' new Dime "Blacktooth" amp, which was designed — with Grady's help — to ...

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KREATOR: Performance Footage Of New Song 'Warcurse' Available

Fan-filmed video footage of German thrashers KREATOR performing the new song "Warcurse" on January 26, 2009 at Koko in London, England can be viewed below (clip uploaded by Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon"). "Hordes Of Chaos", the new album from KREATOR, has registered the following first-week European chart positions: Germany: #16 Austria: #33 Holland: ...

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SOREPTION: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Swedish technical death metallers SOREPTION entered Sidelake Studios on January 3 to begin recording their full-length debut for a tentative late spring release. Video footage of Anton Svedin's guitar-recording sessions at Blue Oyster Studios in Sundsvall, Sweden with producer Tommy Rehn from ANGTORIA can be viewed below. SOREPTION's debut MCD/DVD release, "Illuminate the Excessive", was ...

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RAGE Performs On Germany's 'TV Total'; Video Available

German power metallers RAGE performed on "TV Total", a German late-night television comedy talk show, on January 20. They played their new song "Gib Dich Nie Auf" (translation: "Never Give Up") ahead of the fifth annual Bundesvision Song Contest 2009 in Potsdam, which will feature 16 bands from all 16 German provinces. Watch the performance ...

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