January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

GENERAL SURGERY: Split CD/LP With BUTCHER ABC Finally Released

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have issued the following update: "The story goes back all the way to 2003 when we got asked by then Escorbuto Recordings president Johan Wallin if we would be interested in doing a split with Japanese gore maniacs BUTCHER ABC. Naturally, we were, and we planned to do it ...

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EGOIST Signs With SELFMADEGOD RECORDS

Selfmadegod Records has announced the signing of one-man alternative metal band EGOIST from Bielsko-Biala, Poland. EGOIST was founded by the very young and enormously talented musician Stanislaw Wolonciej (guitars, bass, drums, vocals, synthesizers, production, artwork). The artist was born in 1986 in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. In his 20s, Stanislaw's father was a bass player in the ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring vocalist Jörgen Sandström (ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE), guitarist Lord K. Philipson (GOD AMONG INSECTS, ex-LEUKEMIA), bassist Michael Håkansson (ENGEL, ex-EVERGREY), singer Jo Enckell (IGNORANCE BLISS) and guitarist Anders Bertilsson (RUIN, COLDWORKER) has parted ways with drummer Daniel "Mojjo" Moilanen (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA, RUNEMAGICK, LORD BELIAL, ENGEL). "Conflicting schedules led us ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Clips From The Sparkle Year' Video Posted Online

In 2008, DEF LEPPARD extensively used the photographic services of Ash Newell, resulting in hundreds of great pictures. Some of those you've seen on the band's official web site, DefLeppard.com, others have been used in projects such as the deluxe coffee table book "Shots From The Sparkle Tour" and the 2009 wall calendar. Now, as ...

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DENDURA Parts Ways With Bassist

DENDURA, the female-fronted, progressive metal band from Grand Rapids, Michigan, has parted ways with bassist Jason Stevens. He explained in a statement, "DENDURA is on an exciting and difficult journey; a journey where soul-searching is required and utmost dedication is expected. For those of you that do not know yet, my wife was recently diagnosed ...

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MEGADETH's MUSTAINE Issues Studio Update

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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JUDAS PRIEST Bassist Pens Foreword To AL ATKINS' Autobiography

JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill has penned the foreword to original PRIEST singer Al Atkins's autobiography, titled "Dawn of the Metal Gods: My Life in Judas Priest and Heavy Metal". The book, which was was written with Neil Daniels — a freelance rock writer and heavy metal fan who befriended Atkins during the writing of ...

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VOIVOD Completing Work On New CD; Band To Release Concert DVD

Canadian metal pioneers VOIVOD have issued the following update: "We are putting finishing touches on the yet-to-be-named new [VOIVOD] record, due this spring. Jason Newsted [a.k.a. Jasonic; ex-METALLICA, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM] ended up playing on all the bass tracks and plans to have Eric [Forrest; former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist] and Blacky [real name: Jean-Yves Theriault; original ...

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Ticket Agent Is Slammed For Huge AC/DC Prices

Sunday Herald reports: Fans of the rock band AC/DC have criticized one of the U.K.'s leading agents for letting fans sell unwanted tickets for their eagerly awaited Hampden Park gig later this year at vastly inflated prices on two of its web sites. Ticketmaster, which runs a multi-million pound franchise selling tickets for ...

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