January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

BEHEMOTH Preparing To Enter Studio

Polish extreme metal veterans BEHEMOTH are in the final stages of the songwriting process for their upcoming, as-yet-untitled album. The record is tentatively expected sometime in the fall via Metal Blade (USA) and Nuclear Blast (Europe). BEHEMOTH mainman Adam "Nergal" Darski and his bandmates are planning to enter the studio in the middle of February. ...

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KHORS: New Song Available For Download

"Raven's Dance", a new song from Ukrainian black metallers KHORS, is available for download at this location. The track comes off the band's third album, "Mysticism", which has just been released via Paragon Records. Formed by former ASTROFAES bassist Khorus, and later joined by Helg (RUNES OF DIANECHT) and Khaoth (TESSARACT, ex-ASTROFAES, ex-HATE ...

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DREAMING DEAD Schedules CD-Release Show

Los Angeles, California-based death/thrash metal band DREAMING DEAD has scheduled a CD-release show for its debut album, "Within One", on Sunday, January 25 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. Joining DREAMING DEAD will be GIGAN, BOOK OF THE BLACK EARTH, PSYOPUS and deathgrind overlords CATTLE DECAPITATION. Tickets are available to metalheads of all ages ...

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WARMACHINE Schedules Hometown Concert

Toronto's WARMACHINE has scheduled a hometown concert on January 30 at the DC Music Theatre. WARMACHINE has set "Left For Dead" as the title of its new album, tentatively due in early 2009. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Left For Dead", "We're The Chemical", "Chalklines And Bones", "Loved And Lost", "Inevitable Crash", ...

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F5 To Perform At NAMM

F5 — the Phoenix-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, and ex-MEGADETH drummer Jimmy DeGrasso — will headline this year's Sabian Live! concert during NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants). The event will be held Friday, January 16 at the main Park Plaza ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Loses Father To Cancer

Howard Portnoy, the father of DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, passed away on Sunday, January 4 at the age of 68. Commented Mike: "It's with the heaviest heart and deepest sorrow that I share the news of the passing of my best friend, my idol and my father, Howard Portnoy. "He passed away this morning ...

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THE NEW BLACK: New Song Posted Online

THE NEW BLACK, the German band featuring members of SINNER, RUNAMOK, ABANDONED and MCF, has posted a new song, "Welcome To Point Black", on the group's MySpace page. The track comes off THE NEW BLACK's self-titled debut album, which is scheduled for release in Germany on January 23, 2009 and three days later ...

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ZYKLON/EMPEROR Guitarist SAMOTH Launches New Project

ZYKLON/EMPEROR guitarist Samoth (real name: Tomas Haugen) has issued the following update: "New year, new challenges? and man, does time go fast! I thought it was about time to drop a few notes about what's going on. "2008 has been sort of a quiet year for me in the public eye. But with a new ...

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