January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

Wanted: OZZY OSBOURNE 'Super-Fans Willing To Do Anything!'

Ozzy Osbourne, his wife Sharon and their children Jack and Kelly are starring in a new Fox variety show, "Osbournes: Reloaded", which taped its first episode on December 7. The show's producers are now looking for "the biggest, baddest Ozzy Osbourne superfans who are willing to do anything (and we mean ANYTHING!) to meet him," ...

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METALLICA Rides COEMAR INFINITY WASH XL Lights To The End Of The Line

Nothing else matters! Wherever they may roam, Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights carry the banner of performance pride, and the glowering METALLICA 2008-2009 Tour is the latest notch-post to wave. The show theme, echoing the coffin motif of the the 25-year-career heavy metal wizards' latest release, "Death Magnetic", boasts 8 2-ton lighting structures, courtesy of ...

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THOR: New Audio Interview Available

The latest episode of "Talking Metal" features an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with an enduring icon of glam rock and metal, the rock warrior, Jon Mikl Thor. The podcast can be downloaded at this location. THOR's latest album, "Into the Noise" was released on January 9, 2008 via Sudden Death Records in ...

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5TH SONIC BRIGADE: New Single Available For Streaming

5TH SONIC BRIGADE, the Swedish rock band featuring Henry Ranta (ex-SOILWORK), Marcus Öhrn (NOICE), Richard Evenlind (ex-CRISS '99) and Peter Samuelsson (ex-NIFTERS) is currently in the studio working on its debut album, tentatively due in March. The group's third single, "Stop!", is now available for streaming on the 5TH SONIC BRIGADE MySpace page. ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: More Dates Announced

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has scheduled the following dates: Jan. 16 - Bologna, Italy - Sottotetto Sound Club Jan. 17 - Teramo, Italy - Village Live Club Mar. 12 - Madrid, Spain - Gruta 77 Mar. 13 - Barcelona, Spain - Apolo Mar. 14 - Vitoria, Spain - Helldorado May 02 - ...

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TESTAMENT Takes Top Honors In 2008 'Metal On Metal' Listener Poll

TESTAMENT's "The Formation Of Damnation" album took the No. 1 spot in WJCU's "Metal On Metal" annual listener Top 25 countdown show. The album beat out second-place finisher, METALLICA's "Death Magnetic", by a 36% margin on the recently broadcast program (see chart below). "The Top 25 countdown show has always been very popular with my ...

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ASSASSIN: Another New Song Posted Online

Reactivated German thrashers ASSASSIN have released another brand new track "Judas" via their MySpace page. The band is currently seeking a label to release its fourth album, tentatively due before the end of 2009. According to the group, the CD will feature "old-school thrash with a modern touch!" ASSASSIN will take part in ...

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AMON AMARTH: '2009 Is Already Filling Up With Plans'

Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH have issued the following update: "2008 has been one hell of a year for AMON AMARTH. The year has been filled with one exciting event after another. "We started the year with our first-ever Australia/New Zealand tour — one more continent conquered. It was great to finally meet some of ...

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KAMELOT Frontman Issues Year-End Update

Vocalist Roy Khan of American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT has issued the following update: "As 2008 is winding down we look back at this incredible year with so many fantastic memories! From the amazing headliner shows in Europe, North America and Japan to the festivals in Europe including the 70,000 screaming fans at Wacken Open Air. ...

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