January 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

NORTHERN KINGS: 'Reborn' Album Certified Gold In Finland

"Reborn", the covers album from NORTHERN KINGS, the new Finnish band consisting of four well-known metal musicians — J. Ahola (TERÄSBETONI), Marco Hietala (TAROT, NIGHTWISH), Tony Kakko (SONATA ARCTICA), J-P Leppäluoto (CHARON) — has been certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 15,000 copies. NORTHERN KINGS's video for its cover of TINA TURNER's ...

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STREAM OF PASSION Keyboardist Working On New Songs; Video Available

A video clip of STREAM OF PASSION keyboardist Jeffrey Revet working at his studio on some of the songs for the band's upcoming sophomore album can be viewed below. STREAM OF PASSION members Johan van Stratum (bass), Davy Mickers (drums) and Marcela Bovio (vocals, lyrics, violin) last year announced the addition of Stephan Schultz (guitar), ...

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MY RUIN Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

MY RUIN frontwoman Tarrie B has issued the following update: "Matt [LeChevalier, drums] is no longer in MY RUIN. Before you think what we KNOW you must be thinking, let me explain....because there are no hard feelings. "Matt joined MY RUIN in 2005 right after we released our last album, 'The Brutal Language'. We were ...

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HELLOWEEN: Road Update

HELLOWEEN's web site has been updated with the following message: "After successful appearances in Sweden and Finland, 3,500 fans have welcomed HELLOWEEN and GAMMA RAY at the first concert on the Czech part of the Hellish Rock tour in the Lokomotiva Sports Hall in Plzen. "Together with the Swedish opening act SABATON both of the ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE To Tour Europe With BEHEMOTH And PARKWAY DRIVE

Riverside, California-based quintet SUICIDE SILENCE has just secured the direct support slot on the upcoming BEHEMOTH European tour in February before they will come back with PARKWAY DRIVE and BURY YOUR DEAD in April/May. SUICIDE SILENCE's "The Cleansing" album will finally receive a European release on February 18 (except in the UK, where it will ...

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ASPHYX To Enter Studio This Month

The reformed lineup of the Dutch death metal outfit ASPHYXMartin van Drunen (vocals), Wannes Gubbels (bass/vocals), Paul Baayens (guitar) and Bob Bagchus (drums) — has issued the following update: "ASPHYX will record two songs at the end of January 2008 at the Harrow studios: covering CELTIC FROST's 'Os Abysmi Vel Daath' from their ...

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