January 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

BELPHEGOR Mainman Issues Recording Update

Austrian extreme metallers BELPHEGOR entered Andy Classen's Stage One Studios in Kassel, Germany in November to begin recording their new album for an April 11, 2008 European release via Nuclear Blast Records (April 15 in North America). The follow-up to 2006's "Pestapokalypse VI" is being recorded in three separate sessions lasting through the middle of ...

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DEATH ANGEL Schedules NAMM Signing Session

Rob Cavestany, Ted Aguilar and Dennis Pepa of the legendary Bay Area thrash band DEATH ANGEL will take part in a signing session at this year's NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) convention. The signing will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, on Saturday January 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. at ...

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ROTTEN To Enter Studio In The Spring

Dutch death metal act ROTTEN, which features members of RADICAL NERVE DISTORTION, REBORN and HACKSAW, will enter Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland this spring to begin recording a new EP, titled "Splatter Patterns". A brand new song, "Choked on Vomit" (rehearsal version) is available for streaming on the group's MySpace page. ROTTEN can ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Checks In From Hawaii

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently launched a column on SuicideGirls.com called "Scott Ian's Food Coma" where he writes about his food and travel experiences. An excerpt from the latest installment follows: "Aloha, my friends, from sunny Oahu. I'm here with my lady and four other couples in a rental house living out our ...

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EKOTREN: New Performance Footage Posted Online

Video footage of the Cape Coral, Florida-based melodic metal band EKOTREN performing the song "Chupacabra" live during the group's recent tour with DIECAST can be viewed below. EKOTREN's new album, "Light The Fire", will be released on the following dates: Japan - February 20, 2008 Europe - February 25, 2008 North America - Febuary 19, ...

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VANMAKT: New Song Posted Online

Swedish black metal band VANMAKT has posted the track "Brethren of Lucifer", taken from the group's recently released three-song promotional CD. Check it out on the VANMAKT MySpace page. The track listing for the promotional CD is as follows: 01. Brethren of Lucifer 02. Gathering Beneath the Moor 03. The Second Key VANMAKT's ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: 'Nothing Safe' Certified Platinum

ALICE IN CHAINS' "Nothing Safe" 1999 three-disc box set, which covered the group's best songs and assorted rarities, was certified platinum on December 11, 2007 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of one million copies in the United States. ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell recently told MTV.com that ...

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TWISTED SISTER: Footage Of ROCKLAHOMA Performance Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of TWISTED SISTER's concert at last year's Rocklahoma festival, which took place in July 2007 on the outskirts of Pryor, Oklahoma, can be viewed below (courtesy of "dammefather"). On September 25, Razor & Tie Entertainment released "A Twisted Christmas Live", a DVD of TWISTED SISTER's holiday 2006 show at New Jersey's legendary ...

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