January 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

FOREFATHER Completes Work On 'Steadfast'

England's FOREFATHER has completed work on its new album, entitled "Steadfast". According to the band, "It will now go into manufacture and will be exclusively available through Seven Kingdoms, hopefully by the end of January." "Steadfast" reportedly contains 11 tracks with a running time of just under an hour. Check out the album artwork at ...

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OBITUARY Kicks Off European Tour

Florida-based death metal veterans OBITUARY have issued the following update: "We made to Holland yersterday and had the day to get all our stuff together. It also gave us a chance to rehearse the set one time before today. Tonight is the first show [of OBITUARY's European tour] in Zwolle at Club Hedon. It should ...

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TILES Schedules In-Store Appearance

Detroit-based progressive rock band TILES has scheduled an in-store appearance on Saturday, February 2 at Record Time in Roseville, Michigan. The band will play a "casual 45-minute set" at approximately 6:00 p.m. and signing copies of its new album, "Fly Paper". Record Time 27360 Gratiot Ave. Roseville, MI 48066 Phone: (586)775-1550 TILES's official CD-release party ...

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DAWN OF AZAZEL Frontman Comments On Passing Of DISGORGE Bassist

Frontman Rigel Walshe of the New Zealand-based death/grind outfit DAWN OF AZAZEL has released the following statement on the passing of DISGORGE bassist Ben Marlin: "I was truly saddened to hear the news of Ben Marlin's passing earlier today. We had the pleasure of touring through New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and Indonesia together with DISGORGE ...

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ELDRITCH To Film Live DVD In March

Italian progressive-aggressive metal band ELDRITCH has issued the following update: "ELDRITCH are proud to announce the recording of their first official live DVD! It'll be recorded during the show at the Music Street Club in Lugnano, Pisa, in Italy, on March 22. The show will comprise a lot of old tracks from the early era ...

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Help SLASH Find His Missing Brother-In-Law

Perla Hudson, the wife of former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash, is asking for your help in locating her missing brother, Ivan Pablo Padilla (a.k.a. Angel Padilla). He was last seen in Hollywood, California in December 2001 and hasn't been heard from since. Ivan (photo) is 43 years old ...

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MAJESTY Parts Ways With Drummer

German metallers MAJESTY have parted ways with drummer Michael Gräter and have replaced him with Jan Raddatz. MAJESTY performed a special concert on December 29 at the Community Hall in Unterbalbach, Germany. In addition to material from MAJESTY's three studio albums, the band played songs from singer Tarek Maghary's DAWNRIDER project. Fan-filmed video footage of ...

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HOUR OF 13 Releases Debut Album

Occult traditional heavy metal band HOUR OF 13 has released its self-titled debut album through Shadow Kingdom Records. This group features ex-VESTAL CLARET vocalist/lyricist Philip Swanson (UPWARDS OF ENDTIME, SEAMOUNT) and ex-SEVEN FOOT SPLEEN member Chad Davis (also of Neurot Records' U.S. CHRISTMAS and long-running American black metal bands ANU and DEMONCY) handling the guitar, ...

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SATURNUS Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Denmark's melodic doom metal masters SATURNUS have issued the following update: "After releasing 'Veronika Decides To Die' in 2006 and touring the States, Russia and parts of Europe, SATURNUS and bass player Lennart Jacobsen has decided to go our separate ways. No hard feelings involved and we wish him the best of luck with his ...

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