January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED Performs Surprise Acoustic Set In Seattle

DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED reportedly played a short acoustic set last night in Seattle. Jeff Rouse, LOADED's bassist, and solo band, TO THE GLORIOUS LONELY, were booked to perform at the very quaint Skylark Café, but as a surprise to the audience, DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED got up and performed four of their new songs. DUFF MCKAGAN'S ...

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NAPALM DEATH Frontman Discusses New Album

Daniel Löfquist of the Swedish webzine CriticalMass.se recently conducted an interview with vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway of British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. CriticalMass.se: I gotta start with commending you on yet another monstrous album. The fourteen songs are some of the most harsh and ...

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POWER QUEST Keyboardist Contemplating Return To Teaching Arena

Steve Williams, keyboardist for U.K. melodic power metal band POWER QUEST, has issued the following update: "The reason for this message is I'm considering some new things for 2009. "Firstly, I'm considering returning to the teaching arena to offer keyboard lessons, theory lessons, composition lessons to anyone who may be interested. Pricing and technical requirements ...

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ENTWINE: New Album Preview Coming Next Week

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE will release their sixth album, "Painstained", on January 14, 2009 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, APOCALYPTICA, SENTENCED). "Painstained" track listing: 01. Soul Sacrifice 02. Strife 03. Dying Moan 04. Beautifully Confined 05. Lost In My Denial 06. Greed of Mankind 07. Dead By Silence 08. ...

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ARCH ENEMY's MICHAEL AMOTT Schedules NAMM Appearances

ARCH ENEMY/CARCASS guitarist Michael Amott will attend this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is being held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Michael will take part in signing sessions at the Dean Guitars, Randall Amplifiers and Zoom/Samson booths on Friday, January 16 and Saturday, January 17. Michael ...

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REVERENCE Signs With OSMOSE PRODUCTIONS

French black metallers REVERENCE have inked a deal with Osmose Productions. The band will enter Drudenhaus Studio in March with Neb Xort (ANOREXIA NERVOSA) to begin recording its third album for a late 2009 release. The CD will contain eight songs with a running time of nearly 60 minutes. Formed in 1998, REVERENCE released a ...

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DAN LILKER Musical Biography In The Works

Chicago-based journalist Dave Hofer is in the process of writing a "musical biography" of veteran metal bassist Dan Lilker (ANTHRAX, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, BRUTAL TRUTH). Commented Lilker: "It's now been a quarter-century that I have played music that in the 'professional' arena. In fact, as of this writing (New Year's Eve '08), it's going to be ...

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