January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

BY NIGHT 'Working Hard' On New Material

Falkenberg, Sweden-based metallers BY NIGHT have issued the following update: "2009 will be an interesting year for all the people around BY NIGHT. We have just booked our first show for 2009 [January 23 at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg] and we are working hard to get finished with all the songs for the next record. ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's 'H2': Sneak Peek At MICHAEL MYERS' New Mask

Wayne Toth, creator of special makeup effects for countless films, including Rob Zombie's "Halloween", "House of 1000 Corpses", "The Devil's Rejects", "From Dusk til Dawn", "Army of Darkness" and many more, is back to work creating the "latest and greatest" version of Michael Myers for Zombie's upcoming "Halloween" sequel, tentatively titled "H2". Rob says, "If ...

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'KISS Rocks Vegas': Video Footage, Photos Available

Las Vegas' famed Fremont Street Experience was home to TributePalooza on New Year's Eve with eight top tribute bands performing classic favorites for all ages from AEROSMITH, BILLY JOEL, DAVID BOWIE, EAGLES, KISS, QUEEN, THE ROLLING STONES and U2 and the world premier of its newest Viva Vision extravaganza, "KISS Rocks Vegas". The street was ...

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SWITCHBLADE Preparing To Release 'Invictus Infinitum'

Sydney, Australia-based metallers SWITCHBLADE are preparing to release their second album, entitled "Invictus Infinitum". The follow-up to 2005's "The End Of All Once Known" was mixed by Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, NILE) and will feature "nine tracks of blistering guitar solos, relentless down-tuned riffs and a vicious vocal attack, all while introducing a maturity ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER: New Album Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

The brand new studio album from the the Polish female-fronted heavy metal squad CRYSTAL VIPER, titled "Metal Nation", will be released on February 1 through Karthago Records (CD version) and High Roller Records (limited vinyl version). The CD was recorded at the brand new MP Studio in Poland with engineer Mariusz Pietka and producer Bart ...

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UNDER EDEN Parts Ways With Bassist

Minnesota death/thrash outfit UNDER EDEN has issued the following update: "As is probably obvious by now, the completion of our next album [a concept effort entitled 'The Science of Self-Defeat'] has been delayed by everything from the mundane 'real-world' obligations of work and college to things of a more physically challenging nature like injuries and ...

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JOHN 5 Schedules NAMM Appearances

ROB ZOMBIE/ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 has scheduled the following appearances at 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: Jan. 15 - Marshall booth 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Jan. 16 - Samson booth 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ...

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HED P.E.: 'Renegade' Video Available

"Renegade", the new video from HED P.E., can be viewed below. The clip was shot in Los Angeles, California with directors Philip Carrier and Chad Archibald (ARISE AND RUIN) of Black Fawn Films. Commented HED P.E. frontman Jared Gomes: "'Renegade' is a fight song. That's what HED P.E. is known for. Fighting the lies and ...

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