January 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

CIVILIZATION ONE Announces Second Guitarist

CIVILIZATION ONE, the group featuring vocalist Chitral "Chity" Somapala (highly regarded for his work with AVALON, FIREWIND, FARO, MOONLIGHT AGONY and RED CIRCUIT) and guitarist Aldo Lanobile (whose band, SECRET SPHERE, released two albums on Nuclear Blast Records), has announced the addition of second guitarist Björn Daigger (MAJESTY, R:I:P) to the group's ranks. "During our ...

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HEAVY LORD: 'Chained To The World' Out Now

Dutch riffmasters of sludge/doom HEAVY LORD recently released their third album, "Chained To The World", via Russia's Solitude Productions. The CD was recorded and mixed at The Void Studio (CELESTIAL SEASON, MOTORPSYCHO) and is said to be "more brutal and destructive" than the group's past efforts. "After listening you will hear a growth of the ...

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SICKENING Prepares To Release Debut Album

Italian death metallers SICKENING will release their debut album, "Ignorance Supremacy", in February/March via the Czech label Nice To Eat You Records (with distribution in the U.S. by Sevared Records). The CD was recorded and mixed between July and September 2007 by Lorenzo Bellia at Play Loud! studios in Florence, Italy. The track listing for ...

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BANG TANGO Cancels Dates With SKID ROW, L.A. GUNS

BANG TANGO has cancelled its previously announced dates with SKID ROW and L.A. GUNS on Friday, January 4 in Hollywood, California and on Sunday, January 6 in Sunnyvale, California. According to BANG TANGO, "the Sunday the 6th show in Sunnyvale has been cancelled altogether and the Friday the 4th is due to circumstances that are ...

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VANDEN PLAS' Next Theater Project To Premiere Next Week

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have issued the following update: "The final rehearsals for VANDEN PLAS' next theater project are taking place at the moment. On January 12, 'Ludus Danielis - The Play of Daniel' will premier at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern (Germany). Andy Kuntz (VANDEN PLAS vocalist) plays the role of Daniel and the other ...

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DRAGONFORCE: NAMM Signing Sessions Announced

DRAGONFORCE guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman will take part in several signing sessions during this year's NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants), which runs from January 17 to January 20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. DRAGONFORCE signing sessions: Jan. 18 - Ibanez (Hall C, Booth 4634) - 3:00pm Jan. 19 - ...

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DOUBLE DRAGON Recording Debut Album

Australia's DOUBLE DRAGON has entered the studio to record its debut album, titled "Devastator". The band is once again working with producer Ian Miller and is promising to deliver a CD that "will stand the test of time and cement DOUBLE DRAGON in Australian metal history," according to a press release. As for the songs, ...

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ROCKET SCIENTISTS Song Included in Japan Opera Company Production

The acclaimed all-female Japanese theater company Takarazuka has used the ROCKET SCIENTISTS song "Revolution Road" in its fall production of "Adieu Marceille/Love Symphony" which ran in Tokyo from September 21 to October 29, 2007. "Revolution Road" was used in the production alongside compositions by John Coltrane, Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer, and Cole Porter. A live ...

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