January 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

MARYSCREEK Begins Recording New Album

Swedish "traditional" hard rock/heavy metal band MARYSCREEK has entered the studio to begin recording its second album, tentatively titled "My Own Enemy", for a late spring release. The CD will contain the following tracks (not final order): 01. Feel The Panic 02. In The Shadows Of Reality 03. So Afraid (To Live) 04. Scared 05. ...

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AMON AMARTH Confirmed For Belgium's SANDSTORM Festival

Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH have been confirmed for the Sandstorm festival, set to take place February 2 at Hal Hippodroom in Kuurne, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH ASPHYX AXAMENTA BATTALION DAYS OF DEMISE DEDICTED EMETH ENDSTILLE FATAL RECOIL GRAVE IMMACULATE KLUDDE Check out a poster for the concert at ...

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QUEEN Guitarist On ITV's 'This Morning'; Video Available

QUEEN guitarist Brian May was a guest on ITV's "This Morning" earlier today (Friday, January 4). Watch his appearance below. Having originally issued the track as a free download for World Aids Day (December 1) to support Nelson Mandela's 46664 HIV AIDS campaign, rock group QUEEN and Paul Rodgers responded to public demand to make ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Dark Passion Play' Certified Gold In Germany

NIGHTWISH's latest album, "Dark Passsion Play", has been certified gold in Germany for sales in excess of 100,000 copies. The award presentation took place on December 29, 2007 at the On A Dark Winter's Night Festival in Oberhausen, Germany, where NIGHTWISH played in front of 6,000 fans. "Dark Passion Play" has been certified triple platinum ...

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BLOODGOOD Bassist Completes Work On Solo CD

BLOODGOOD bassist Michael Bloodgood has completed work on his new solo worship CD, "The Cross Changes Everything". "Steve Smith (EAGLES, HEART, VAN HALEN, etc.) was retained to mix the project while Craig and I inundated him with our own observations," said Michael. "Quinton Gibson (SONICFLOOD, PETRA, MICHAEL TATE) will be mastering the album in Franklin, ...

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QUEEN Declared 'Top British Band'

BBC News reports that QUEEN has beaten THE BEATLES to be crowned greatest British band of all time by BBC Radio 2 listeners. They pipped the Fab Four in a live contest, trouncing other finalists THE ROLLING STONES, OASIS and TAKE THAT. The bands were judged on songwriting, lyrics, live performances, originality and ...

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INCUBATOR To Release New Album In March

Death metal veterans INCUBATOR are back! After releasing several acclaimed albums in the Nineties, followed by a period of inactivity, the German outfit finished its brand new album, "lieBISSlieder", for a March release via Massacre Records. "lieBISSlieder" shows an updated, but surely not less heavy version of the band. To get an impression, head over ...

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BELPHEGOR Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

Austrian extreme metallers BELPHEGOR have been confirmed for this year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. More than 60 bands will perform on 2 stages. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANATHEMA ANAAL NATHRAKH ANGRA AT THE GATES BELPHEGOR BENIGHTED BORN FROM PAIN CARCASS ...

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MORD Signs With OSMOSE PRODUCTIONS

Norwegian old-school black/death metallers MORD have inked a deal with Osmose Productions. The group's second album, "Necrosodomic Abyss", has already been completed and is tentatively due this spring. MORD was founded in 1999 by Nordra, who recorded the group's first demo as a one-man band in 2001. In 2002, Nordra entered the studio with guitarist ...

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