January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

Reunited TORA TORA Announces Hometown Show

Reunited late '80s/early '90s Memphis, Tennesse-based rockers TORA TORA will play a one-off show in their hometown at the New Daisy Theater (330 Beale Street) on Saturday, March 7. Support at the gig will come from STIFFKITTY. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 9 and will be available online through the New Daisy web site. ...

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STREAM OF PASSION: Studio Update

Netherlands-based gothic/progressive metal band STREAM OF PASSION, which is fronted by Mexican female vocalist Marcela Bovio (AYREON), has entered the studio to begin recording its sophomore album, due in early 2009 via Napalm Records. According to a posting on the group's MySpace page, "To stick to their traditional distributed and de-centralized way of working, the ...

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OPETH: NAMM Appearances Detailed

Mikael Ã…kerfeldt (guitar, vocals) and Fredrik Akesson (guitar) of the Swedish progressive metal band OPETH 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. The signing session will take place at the PRS booth (5320, Hall B) on Saturday, ...

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THREAT SIGNAL Frontman Checks In From The Studio

Vocalist Jon Howard of the Canadian metallers THREAT SIGNAL has issued the following update: "Right now I'm sitting in my home studio comping/editing the rhythm guitar tracks we recently recorded [for the second THREAT SIGNAL album] . And let me tell you its sounding tighter than a two year old! Not that I would know ...

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5 STAR GRAVE: 'Corpse Breed Syndrome' Out Now

Italian metallers 5 STAR GRAVE have released a new album, "Corpse Breed Syndrome", via mail order, CD Baby and through the biggest online stores worldwide like iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and so on.The 11-song CD was recorded and mixed at One Voice Studio by Daniele Giordana and was mastered by Ettore Rigotti (DISARMONIA MUNDI, SLOWMOTION APOCALYPSE, ...

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CRIMINAL: New Song Posted Online

"21st Century Paranoia", a brand new track from Anglo-Chilean thrash masters CRIMINAL, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the group's new album, "White Hell", which will be released on February 27, 2009 via Massacre Records. The CD's cover artwork, which was created by Chilean designer / ...

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EXTREME Guitarist Thanks U.S. Fans For Their Support

Guitarist Nuno Bettencourt of the reunited Massachusetts rockers EXTREME has issued the following update: "Well, well, well... Now that we are home. Back in the U.S. of A. I noticed... with a little help from a birdie outside my window... Two things. 1. We have a new president. And 2. That I didn't let our ...

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