January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

KING DIAMOND Is Madly In Love With His 24-Year-Old Wife

Danish web site BT.dk recently conducted an interview with legendary heavy metal singer King Diamond (real name: Kim Bendix Petersen; KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) in which he speaks about his 24-year-old Hungarian wife Livia Zita, whom he calls his "soulmate." According to King, who is 52 years old, he spoke to Livia for ...

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FUNERALIUM Announces New Guitarist/Vocalist

French doom band FUNERALIUM has announced the addition of guitarist/vocalist Laurent (a.k.a. Pokemonslaughter) of MOURNING DAWN and INBORN SUFFERING to the group's ranks. FUNERALIUM parted ways with longtime guitarist Berserk (ATARAXIE, WORMFOOD) in November 2008. The band is currently writing material for its second album, tentatively due later in the year. "One new song entitled ...

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VADER Frontman Talks Lineup Changes

Arto Lehtinen and Luxi Lahtinen of Metal-Rules.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek of Polish death metal veterans VADER. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Metal-Rules.com: Now, something has happened in the VADER camp. The previous members Mauser (Maurycy Stefanowicz, guitar) and Daray (Dariusz Brzozowski, drums) have ...

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GOREAPHOBIA Completes Work On New Album

Reunited death/thrash legends GOREAPHOBIA have completed the recording of their first album for Ibex Moon Records, "Mortal Repulsion". The band — guitarist Alex Bouks, bassist/vocalist Chris Gamble, guitarist John McEntee (also in INCANTATION), and drummer Jim Roe (ex-INCANTATION) — has also re-recorded some old classics for inclusion as bonus tracks. Commented Bouks: "A lot of ...

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DORO PESCH Performs With HOLY MOSES In Germany; Video Available

German "metal queen" Doro Pesch joined HOLY MOSES on stage during the German thrashers' December 26, 2008 performance at Pitch Black in Niederkrüchten, Germany for two tracks ("Celebrate" and "All We Are") in celebration of HOLY MOSES frontwoman Sabina Classen's 45th birthday. Fan-filmed video footage of the "Celebrate" performance can be viewed below. "Agony of ...

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