January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

GLASGOW GRIN To Hit The Road With THE SERPENT & THE SIREN

GLASGOW GRIN, the Guelph, Ontario, Canada-based extreme metal band featuring former members of DEAR BLACK DIARY, will embark on the Hypothermia Tour 2009 with THE SERPENT & THE SIREN. The trek will cross-cross Ontario throughout the month of January and February, with more dates expected to be announced soon. GLASGOW GRIN's Year of the Sun ...

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NECROPHOBIC: Performance Footage Of New Song Available

Imhotep has uploaded video footage (see below) of Stockholm, Sweden-based death/black metallers NECROPHOBIC performing a new song, "For Those Who Stayed Satanic", on December 26 at Mosebacke in the band's hometown. The concert marked the group's first show with new bassist Alex Friberg. NECROPHOBIC is currently working on its sixth full-length studio album, ...

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HAND Signs With FEMME METAL RECORDS

HAND, a three-piece progressive gothic metal band from Sussex, England, has inked a deal with Femme Metal Records. Originally a duo combining elements of rock and trance, the two founding members Kat Ward and Kieren Johnstone joined forces with drummer Cris Nelson early in 2006 and the band's current incarnation was born. HAND self-released two ...

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Relationship Between Heavy Metal And Spirituality Examined In New Book

Editor Justin St. Vincent has released a new book entitled "The Spiritual Significance of Music: Metal Edition" which "provides an exciting exploration of how music powerfully impacts spirituality, and why spirituality influences music," according to a press release. "Readers will discover sincere expressions of spiritual beliefs from the world of metal music." This portfolio includes ...

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ANGER AS ART Continuing Work On New Material

Guitarist William Rustrum of Los Angeles thrashers ANGER AS ART has issued the following update: "So far we are well into getting these songs ready to record ANGER AS ART's third album. We just got through with a very productive session earlier this evening. With Angelo [Espino] on bass and Dave [Chedrick] on drums, we ...

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CRUCIFIED BARBARA: Swedish, Italian Dates Announced

Swedish all-female rock/metal band CRUCIFIED BARBARA has scheduled the following dates: Feb. 08 - Mosebacke - Stockholm, Sweden (CD-release party) Feb. 27 - Glam Slam - Växjö, Sweden Mar. 06 - Wictoria - Karlskoga, Sweden Mar. 07 - Sigurdsgatan 25 - Västerås, Sweden Mar. 13 - S2 - Borlänge, Sweden Mar. 14 - Pipeline - ...

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EVERY TIME I DIE Signs With EPITAPH RECORDS

Buffalo, New York-based band EVERY TIME I DIE has reportedly inked a deal with Epitaph Records. In a July 2008 interview with U.K.'s Rock Sound magazine, EVERY TIME I DIE frontman Keith Buckley stated about the band's label situation, "Our latest album was the last thing we had to deliver for Ferret so we are ...

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THROES OF DAWN Completes Recording New Album

Finnish dark metal band THROES OF DAWN has issued the following update: "The recordings of the fifth [THROES OF DAWN] album have been finished on most parts and the sound engineer will start the mixing process at the very beginning of January. "As you can guess, the recording of this album has not been an ...

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COMMUNIC Frontman Issues Year-End Update

Guitarist/vocalist Oddleif Stensland of Norwegian progressive power metallers COMMUNIC has issued the following update: "Another year is blown away, and it has been a year full of highlights for COMMUNIC, and also on the personal level — even though we didn't went on a tour this year. "This year we released our third album, and ...

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