January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

OPETH: More Mexican, South American Dates Announced

Swedish progressive metal band OPETH has scheduled the following dates in South America and Mexico: Mar. 28 - Monterrey, Mexico - Café Iguana Mar. 29 - México City, Mexico - Circo Volador Apr. 01 - Bogota, Colombia - Teatro Metro Apr. 03 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - The End Apr. 04 - Santiago, Chile - ...

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ULTIMATIUM Adds New Members

Oulu, Finland-based power metal band ULTIMATIUM has announced the addition of bassist Mikko Hepo-Oja (ex-CATAMENIA) and second guitarist Sauli Jauhiainen to the group's ranks. Commented the group: "With a help of new members, ULTIMATIUM has started working with new songs for the third album. New songs lean more to a heavier and even progressive approach ...

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MEGADETH's SHAWN DROVER: 'Like A Kid In A Candy Store'

MEGADETH is in the final stages of the songwriting process for the band's new album, which is tentatively expected later this year via Roadrunner Records. The CD is once again being helmed by acclaimed British producer Andy "Undie" Sneap, who produced MEGADETH's last album, "United Abominations" (May 2007, Roadrunner Records). MEGADETH's forthcoming LP will be ...

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GLENN HUGHES: Acoustic Shows Announced

Legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) has scheduled two acoustic shows in March: March 12 - Madam Felle - Bergen, Norway March 14 - Sigurdsgatan 25 - Västerås, Sweden Hughes has been writing material for a new solo album, tentatively due in the spring of 2010. According to Glenn, his latest solo CD, ...

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DECAPITATED Singer's Family Seeking Donations

Polish extreme metallers DECAPITATED — whose drummer, Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka, died on November 2, 2007 in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained in a road collision — have issued the following update: "As most everyone knows, it has been just over a year since the tragic bus accident that ultimately took the life of Vitek, ...

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HAMMER HORDE: Preview Tracks Posted Online

Toledo, Ohio-based epic Viking metal band HAMMER HORDE, featuring Tom Strniolo (ex-FOREVER LOST) on vocals, Jayson Cessna (ex-FOREVER LOST) on drums, Derik Smith (ex-FOREVER LOST) on guitar, Ryan Mininger (A GRUESOME FIND) on guitar, and Ben McGeorge (ex-TERMINATOR) on bass, is offering a three-song preview of its upcoming release, "Under the Mighty Oath", on the ...

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