January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

STONEGARD: Oslo Concert To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Norwegian metallers STONEGARD will play their last shows ever on January 16 and January 17 at Rockefeller and Sub Scene — both in Oslo. The Rockefeller concert will be filmed for a DVD, to be released before the summer. Support at the gig will come from SAHG and BENEA REACH. STONEGARD announced in October that ...

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ENGEL Busy Working On Mixes For The New Album

ENGEL — the Gothenburg, Sweden-based quintet featuring guitarists Marcus Sunesson (ex-THE CROWN) and Niclas Engelin (PASSENGER, ex-GARDENIAN, IN FLAMES), drummer Mojjo (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA) and vocalist Mangan Klavborn — has finished recording its sophomore album at PUK studio in Gjerlev, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HIMSA, SICK OF IT ALL). An early 2009 ...

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EVENTIDE Continuing Work On New Material

Swedish metallers EVENTIDE have issued the following update: "We have a strong feeling that this new year will be a good year for EVENTIDE. We are writing material for a full-length album that we'll start recording in a couple of months. The new songs are turning out great and we are extremely excited to show ...

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ENDSTILLE Prepares To Record New Album

German black metallers ENDSTILLE will enter Jak's Hell studio in the band's home country later this month to begin recording their sixth album, entitled "Verführer", for a late spring/eary summer release via Regain Records. A European tour will follow in the fall. ENDSTILLE completed a week-long tour of Mexico in November. Fan-filmed video footage from ...

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OPETH Mainman Talks About 'Burden' Track; Video Available

Guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of the Swedish progressive metal band OPETH recently spoke to Holland's FaceCulture about the band's song "Burden" from OPETH's latest album, "Watershed". The clip, which can be viewed below, is part of FaceCulture's "On The Record" series, where artists talk about one specific track. OPETH recently released a very special ...

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MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, UFO, TESTAMENT Members To Promote DEAN GUITARS At NAMM

Dean Guitars will unveil its 2009 collection 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. Musicians that are scheduled to appear include MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine, MOUNTAIN's Leslie West, ARCH ENEMY's Michael Amott, UFO's Vinnie Moore, TESTAMENT's Eric Peterson, Michael ...

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PAUL GILBERT: Rehearsal Footage From European Tour Available

Video footage of world-renowned guitar virtuoso Paul Gilbert (MR. BIG, RACER X) rehearsing for his recently completed European tour on October 25, 2008 in Arles, France can be viewed in three parts below (footage uploaded by "piemalet"). Gilbert's lineup for the trek consisted of the following musicians: Paul Gilbert: Guitar and Vocals Craig Martini: Bass ...

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