January 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

MUSHROOMHEAD Wins 'Headbanger's Ball' 'Video Of The Year'

Ohio's MUSHROOMHEAD has won the MTV2 "Headbanger's Ball" "2007 Video Of The Year" for the song "1200". The clip, which was directed by horror special effects guru House, can be viewed below. MTV2's end-of-year show was voted on by over 120,000 viewers. MUSHROOMHEAD will hit the road in March for a full USA tour supporting ...

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GENGHIS TRON Announces Record Release Shows; European Tour Dates

Philadelphia's GENGHIS TRON has announced a series of U.S. record-release shows and a European tour in support of its brand new full-length album and Relapse debut, "Board Up The House". These dates will also include the AUSTERITY PROGRAM and Steve Moore (of ZOMBI). Additional guests include AA, PONYTAIL, and more on various dates. GENGHIS TRON ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Headline Norway's TRONDHEIM ROCK FESTIVAL

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST will headline the first installment of this year's Trondheim Rock Festival, which is set to take place June 6-7, 2008 at Lerkendal Stadium in Trondheim, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: JUDAS PRIEST QUIREBOYS STAGE DOLLS PAGANS MIND CRAZY LIXX DAISY'S DEAD IRON MAIDEN will headline ...

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AFTER ALL: In Writing Mode

Belgian thrashers AFTER ALL are currently writing material for their seventh album, due later in the year. AFTER ALL released its latest CD, "This Violent Decline", in the U.S. on August 28 via Locomotive/Dockyard 1/Ryko Distribution. "This Violent Decline" was released in Europe in the fall of 2006 via Dockyard 1. The follow-up to 2005's ...

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2008 Japan KISS Expos Confirmed

The 2008 Japan KISS Expos have been confirmed for February 9-10 at Club One Two (ESP Musical Academy Bldg. No.12) in Takadanobaba, Tokyo (doors: 1 PM, start: 1:30 PM). This year's special guests are Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, ex-KISS). John Corabi (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Chuck Garric (ALICE COOPER) and Richie Scarlet (ACE ...

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PAUL SABU's 'Strange Messiah' Due Next Month

On February 12, Locomotive Records will release the next chapter of Paul Sabu's long and illustrious career. The Southern Californian has written, produced and played for such artists as DAVID BOWIE, ALICE COOPER, JOHN WAITE and W.A.S.P. He has also worked on such feature film and television soundtracks as "Baywatch", "Beverly Hills 90210", "Sex And ...

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BUSHWHACK Balances Prog With Melodic Rock On Self-Titled Debut

It's uncommon that an all-instrumental rock band can keep the attention span of non-musicians. But due to their penchant for crafting memorable non-vocal melodies along with their impressive, expert chops, BUSHWHACK is one such band that manages to successfully walk that fine line — as evidenced by their recently issued self-titled debut (available online and ...

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EPICA: 'Classical Conspiracy Show' To Take Place In June

Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA has issued the following update: "The Miskolc International Opera Festival proudly announces that EPICA will be performing a classical show with symphonic orchestra and choir. The Epica: The Classical Conspiracy Show is going to be a very unique event, because the Dutch symphonic metal band will play a very specific ...

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