January 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

CYPHER Parts Ways With Drummer, Seeks Replacement

Dutch death/thrash metallers CYPHER have parted ways with drummer Frank due to "musical differences." "Koen Herfst (BAGGABOWNZ, I-CHAOS, ex-EPICA, AFTER FOREVER) has agreed to help the band out until they find a permanent replacement," the group writes in a statement. "So as of now we are looking for a new drummer. Interested drummers can contact ...

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POST MORTEM: First Album, EP To Be Reissued

New Renaissance Records has announced the reissue of the first album from the Boston punk metal pioneers POST MORTEM, "Coroner's Office". The CD has been re-mastered and will also include the band's second release, 1987's "The Missing Link" EP, which was previously unavailable on CD. It's due out in time for "Coroner's...." 22nd birthday, early ...

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VENGINCE Added To 'Ambushing Europe Tour' Alongside EKTOMORF, STUCK MOJO

VENGINCE, the California-based hardcore/metal band featuring Relentless (ENDRAH vocalist), and Flatline (session drummer for DEFIANCE), will make its European debut as part of the forthcoming "Ambushing Europe Tour 2008" alongside EKTOMORF, STUCK MOJO and TENSIDE. Commented Relentless: "It is a huge honor to be invited to tour with STUCK MOJO! We have been fans of ...

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THE FREEZING FOG Signs With DENTAL RECORDS

Manchester, UK-based "classic rockers" THE FREEZING FOG have inked a deal with Sweden's Dental Records. The group's debut album, "March Forth To Victory", which was made available in the UK last year, will be released in the rest of Europe in early 2008. The CD will come in a luxurious digipack with bonus tracks. Dental ...

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INCANTATION To Play Shows Focusing On Early '90s Material

Pennsylvana-based death metallers INCANTATION are gearing up for a special string of dates throughout the year that will focus on the band's early '90s material. Commented INCANTATION mainman John McEntee: "We have been getting a great response from all our loyal die hard supporters. Many people have been requesting songs to play at these shows. ...

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MASTERY Parts Ways With Guitarist, Drummer

Toronto-based "instrumetal" thrash band MASTERY has announced the departure of guitarist Jeff Dormar and drummer Kevin Joy. "Due to personal and musical differences it was in the best interest of the band to let guitarist Jeff and drummer Kevin Joy go their separate ways," says MASTERY guitarist Markus Armellini. "We are currently working on material ...

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ARSON ANTHEM: Debut EP Details Revealed

ARSON ANTHEM — the new project featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA) on guitar, Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo on bass — will release its self-titled debut EP on February 19 via Housecore Records; a label created by Anselmo focusing on Phil's side projects and ...

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