November 2015 - Blabbermouth Archive

Former FATES WARNING Guitarist Joins Forces With Ex-PENANCE Singer

Victor Arduini, a founding member/guitarist of FATES WARNING, has joined forces with Brian Balich, the almighty voice of ARGUS as well as the former singer of PENANCE, in a new project called ARDUINI/BALICH. Victor began writing new music after FREEDOMS REIGN ended its 2013 promotional tour. "I wanted to really challenge myself again with the ...

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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN Is Open To Songwriting Input From New Members

Metal Wani editor in chief Owais "Vitek" Nabi recently conducted an interview with guitarist Wolf Hoffmann of German/American metallers ACCEPT. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the feeling in ACCEPT since the addition of guitarist Uwe Lulis (GRAVE DIGGER, REBELLION) and drummer Christopher Williams ...

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Lullaby Versions Of GHOST Out Now; Audio Samples Available

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, the company which creates "beautiful lullaby versions of your favorite artists," has just released "Lullaby Versions Of Ghost B.C." via Roma Music Group. "Lullaby Versions Of Ghost B.C." track listing: 01. He Is 02. If You Have Ghosts 03. From The Pinnacle To The Pit 04. Stand By Him 05. ...

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AT THE GATES' 'Slaughter Of The Soul' Focus Of New 30-Minute Documentary From BANGER FILMS

Canadian production company Banger Films ("Metal: A Headbangers Journey", "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage") will release the "Metal Evolution: Albums - Slaughter Of The Soul" documentary on December 25 via BangerTV.com. "Metal Evolution: Albums" is a sequel to Banger's successful 12-part TV series "Metal Evolution". Says Banger Films co-founder Sam Dunn: "I'm continuing ...

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MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT: I See Each OPETH Record As A Possible Last Record

Maniacs Japan earlier in the year conducted an interview with Mikael Åkerfeldt (guitar, vocals) and Fredrik Åkesson (guitar) of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On OPETH celebrating its 25th anniversary this year: Mikael: "I feel like I am 25 years old, ...

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AMORAL To Release 'In Sequence' Album In February

Finnish metal sextet AMORAL will release its seventh studio album in early 2016. "In Sequence", the follow-up to the critically acclaimed "Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows", will be made available in Japan on January 29 via Ward Records, and in the rest of the world on February 5 through Imperial Cassette (Gordeon Music, GSA). Said ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: Why I Will Vote For BERNIE SANDERS

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian said in a new interview that he finds it hard to believe that Donald Trump is running for the highest office in the U.S. Ian told Stay Tuned Interviews: "I look at it this way: if Donald Trump was to become president, then America would actually get what it deserves. It ...

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