November 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

RIOT: East Coast Dates Announced

Legendary U.S. metal band RIOT has scheduled the following U.S. dates: Jan. 18 - New York, NY @ BB King Blues Club & Grill Jan. 19 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Jan. 20 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall RIOT's new album, "Immortal Soul", was released on October 21 in Japan via Marquee/Avalon; ...

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HELLENNIUM Signs With RAMBO MUSIC

Uddevalla, Sweden-based metallers HELLENNIUM have inked a deal with Gothenburg, Sweden's Rambo Music, a division of Gain Music Entertainment (which is distributed and partly owned by Sony Music). The band's self-titled debut album was mastered at Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND) Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden. In a recent interview with TheUnderground.in, HELLENNIUM bassist ...

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BLOTTED SCIENCE Mastermind Publishes Instructional Video Ahead Of European EP Release

BLOTTED SCIENCE guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, TERRESTRIAL EXILED, SPASTIC INK) has released an instructional video for the song "Cretaceous Chasm" off the band's "The Animation Of Entomology" EP. In it, the guitarist explains the application of the twelve-tone system devised specifically for the writing process of the EP, which will be the subject of a ...

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France's HELLFEST: More Acts Announced

MACHINE HEAD, CANNIBAL CORPSE, AMON AMARTH, DEVILDRIVER and EXODUS are among the confirmed bands for next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 15-17, 2012 in Clisson, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ACID KING ALCEST ALL FOR NOTHING ALL PIGS MUST DIE ALPHA TIGER AMENRA AMON AMARTH ANAAL ...

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INCANTATION Working On New Material

Veteran U.S. death metal act INCANTATION is writing material for a new studio album, tentatively due sometime in 2012. Commented INCANTATION drummer Kyle Severn: "The new material we have been writing with new members Alex [Bouks, also of GOREAPHOBIA] and Chuck [Sherwood, also of BLOODSTORM] is beyond brutal, as these songs have come together they ...

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PARADISE LOST: New Album Title Announced

British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST have entered The Chapel studios in Lincolnshire, England to begin recording their new album, "Tragic Idol", for an April 24, 2012 release via Century Media Records. Commented Gregor Mackintosh: "The [new CD] will again be produced by Jens Bogren and is influenced by classic doom metal and classic metal. ...

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VOLBEAT Parts Ways With Guitarist

Danish metal rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT have issued the following update: "VOLBEAT has decided to part ways with Thomas Bredahl. "Being in a band is in many ways similar to a marriage with ups and downs. At times you can work it out and sometimes you need to go separate ways... "We want to thank ...

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FIREWIND/OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist: Video Footage Of Japanese Clinics

Acclaimed FIREWIND/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G. took part in a series of exclusive M.I. guitar clinics in Japan earlier this month. Prior to the clinic tour, Gus attended the prestigious Tokyo Music Fair on November 5-6 and then headed out on a six-city trek across Japan, visiting Tokyo, Sendai, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Osaka and Nagoya. Check ...

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EPHEL DUATH Signs With AGONIA RECORDS

Formerly Italian, currently U.S.-based band EPHEL DUATH, known as a modern mixture of avant-garde metal and progressive rock with jazz-fusion and hardcore punk elements, has inked a worldwide deal with Agonia Records for the release of an EP and two full-length albums. Under the leading role of talented guitarist and songwriter Davide Tiso, the machine ...

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