January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: New Year's Eve Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' December 31 (New Year's Eve) concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California can be viewed below (clips uploaded by "lisapolisa"). STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' singer Scott Weiland, who recently released his second solo album, "Happy In Galoshes", spoke to Edna Gundersen of USA Today about the ...

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CHRIS POLAND's OHM: To Open For GEORGE LYNCH In Anaheim

OHM:, the progressive rock fusion project featuring former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland, will open for George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) during this year's NAMM show on Saturday, January 17 at Tone Merchants in Anaheim, California. Advance reservations can be made by contacting Tone Merchants at noel@tonemerchants.com or by calling 714-288-9583. Chris Poland and OHM: bassist ...

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MANTIC RITUAL: 'Executioner' Artwork Unveiled

Pennsylvanian thrash metal band MANTIC RITUAL (formerly MELTDOWN) will release its debut album, "Executioner" in the U.S. on March 10 via Nuclear Blast Records (February 27 in Europe). The CD was recorded at Andy Classen's (LEGION OF THE DAMNED, DEW-SCENTED, NEAERA, BELPHEGOR, ASPHYX) Stage One Studio in Germany. Vocalist/guitarist Dan Wetmore states, "We had a ...

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France's END. Featured On METAL HEAD RADIO TV

French extreme metal perfectionists END. have been selected for a spot on the Metal Head Radio TV "January Edition". The band's live performance video for "Existence Asleep" will be broadcasted all January. To watch the broadcast, go to this location. Formed in 2001, END.'s "The Never Ending Whirl Of Confusion" EP was recorded ...

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Singer ROB ROCK Comments On New IMPELLITTERI Album

IMPELLITTERI will release its long-awaited new album, "Wicked Maiden", in Japan on January 21, 2009 via Victor Entertainment. The CD, which had the working title of "Good and Evil", marks the return to IMPELLITTERI of the band's former singer Rob Rock. Commented Rock: "There has been speculation of whether I am a member or not, ...

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KALKI AVATARA To Enter Studio In February

KALKI AVATARA, the solo project of ABORYM/MALFEITOR guitarist Paolo "Hell-I0-Kabbalus" Pieri, has inked a deal with the Canadian label Shaytan Productions for the release of the "Mantra for the End of Times" EP. Due in late January, the effort will be distributed by Plastic Head. In other news, Paolo Pieri has issued the following update: ...

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RAVENS CREED To Begin Recording Debut Album

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward, as well as Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske, will enter the studio at the end of January to begin recording their debut album, "Albion Thunder", for a late spring/early summer release. The CD will contain 12 songs with ...

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