January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

ANVIL: 'True Story Of Anvil' U.K. Trailer Available

The U.K. trailer for "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" — a mockumentary-like true account of fiftysomething Canadian heavy-metal practitioners Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner who, after a desultory European tour with their band ANVIL, decide to record a 13th album in a final attempt to fulfill their boyhead dreams of stardom — can be ...

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MY DARKEST HATE Parts Ways With Bassist

MY DARKEST HATE, the German death metal band featuring former PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling, has parted ways with bassist Andreas Siegl (BLACK ABYSS, ex-PARADOX). Replacing him temporarily will be former MY DARKEST HATE four-stringer Oliver Schort. MY DARKEST HATE's fourth album, "Combat Area", was released in March 2006 via Massacre Records. The band recorded ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG Are 'Back Roaring'

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have issued the following update: "2009 will see the band heading off straight away to Italy to play four dates. The last time the band played Italy they had a great time and you guys proved you know how to rock. The spirit and ...

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DRAGONLAND, WAYLANDER Confirmed For U.K.'s METALFEST

DRAGONLAND and WAYLANDER have been confirmed for the first edition of a new U.K. festival called Metalfest, set to take place September 25-27, 2009 at JB's in Dudley. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BLAZE BAYLEY BRAINSTORM DRAGONLAND EASTERN FRONT E-FORCE FAIRYLAND HANGING DOLL HELLFIGHTER HOLY MOSES INVEY NORTHLAND OMNIUM GATHERUM POWER QUEST ...

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FORGOTTEN TALES Working On New Material

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada-based female-fronted power metal band FORGOTTEN TALES is currently writing material for its third album, tentatively due before the end of the year. Formed in 1999 as a cover band, FORGOTTEN TALES recorded its debut effort, "The Promise", in April 2001 at Victor studios in Montreal. The album was released across Canada ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL: New Audio Interview Available

TheRightToRock.com has issued its latest podcast (episode #70), featuring German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell. The interview lasts approximately 12 minutes and is available for download at this location. "Tales Of The Crown", the eighteenth offering from AXEL RUDI PELL, has registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe: Germany: #41 Sweden: #56 Switzerland: ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Bassist Reveals Favorite Albums Of 2008

Bassist Alex Webster of Florida-based death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE recently spoke to Roadie Crew magazine's Thiago Sarkis about Webster's favorite albums of 2008. Alex's choices for the best albums of the year, along with his comments, follow below. * MESHUGGAH's "ObZen": Alex Webster: "This album really shows how a band can have extremely unusual ...

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OBITUARY's RALPH SANTOLLA To Tour Europe With DEICIDE

OBITUARY guitarist Ralph Santolla has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he will play guitar for DEICIDE on the Florida-based death metal veterans' upcoming "Winterfest 2009" European tour, which is scheduled to kick off on January 8 in Tilburg, Netherlands. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are SAMAEL, VADER, DEVIAN, ORDER OF ENNEAD and THE AMENTA. ...

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