November 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

IN FLAMES Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish metallers IN FLAMES have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2012 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL CORONER CRADLE OF FILTH DANKO JONES DARK FUNERAL DIMMU BORGIR ENDSTILLE FORBIDDEN GAMMA RAY HAMMERFALL ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Talking About His Tattoos (Video)

Video footage of MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn talking about his tattoos can be seen below (courtesy of the German edition of Metal Hammer magazine). MACHINE HEAD's new album, "Unto The Locust", sold more than 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 22 on The ...

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Ex-SWALLOW THE SUN Drummer Joins BONE5

Drummer Pasi Pasanen (ex-SWALLOW THE SUN, PLUTONIUM ORANGE) has joined the Jyvskyl, Finland-based rock/metal band BONE5. The group's new album, "From The Ashes", will be released on December 7. It was recorded in Jyvskyl with producer Teemu Liekkala. BONE5 was founded in 2007. "From The Ashes" track listing: 01. Morbid Desires 02. Back On Track ...

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SEPULTURA: First Footage With New Drummer

Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA played the first show with new drummer Eloy Casagrande (GLRIA, ANDR MATOS) this past Friday, November 25 in Lichtenfels, Germany. The group followed it up with a concert last night (Saturday, November 26) in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. Fan-filmed video footage of both gigs can be viewed below. Casagrande joined SEPULTURA as the replacement ...

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ICS VORTEX To Handle Lead Vocals On GOD OF ATHEISTS Album

Former DIMMU BORGIR and current BORKNAGAR member ICS Vortex (real name: Simen Hestns) will handle the lead vocals on the upcoming debut album from GOD OF ATHEISTS, the Norwegian extreme metal project led by Asgeir Mickelson (SARKE, SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR, TESTAMENT). Drums on the CD were recorded by Trym (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, ENSLAVED), while the rhythm ...

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PYRAMAZE Announces New Guitarist

Danish/American metallers PYRAMAZE have recruited "longtime producer and very good friend" Jacob Hansen (INVOCATOR, ANUBIS GATE, BEYOND TWILIGHT) as the band's new guitarist. Commented the group: "It seemed so natural to us to bring Jacob on board, given that he has always felt like an extra member of the band anyways. He has been with ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's MIKE DEAN Talks Next Album On FULL METAL JACKIE's Radio Show (Audio)

Vocalist/bassist Mike Dean of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY was interviewed on last weekend's (November 18-20) edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. A few excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow. Full Metal Jackie: Tell us about what prompted [the "Animosity" lineup of ...

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