December 2004 - Blabbermouth Archive

WINTERSUN Announce New Guitarist

WINTERSUN, the Finnish band featuring former ENSIFERUM singer/guitarist Jari Mäenpää, have announced the addition of second guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari (IMPERANON) to the group's ranks. Teemu is "a very young dude, but an extremely skilful and motivated player!" Jari writes on the group's web site. "Maybe even better than me I might say, heh! We welcome ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS: New Album Release Pushed Back To February

Napalm Records has pushed back the release date of the new TRAIL OF TEARS album, "Free Fall Into Fear", to February 28 from the previously announced January 31. No reason was given for the delay. The follow-up to 2002's "A New Dimension of Might", "Free Fall Into Fear" was recorded at Dub Studio with producer ...

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NASUM Vocalist MIESZKO TALARCZYK Missing In Thailand

NASUM singer/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk is among the 800 Swedes still missing in Thailand following the massive undersea earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale and resulting tsunamis along South Asia's coasts. The latest estimates are that over 23,000 have perished in the region. The remaining members of NASUM have posted the following message on their ...

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NIRVANA-Inspired Documentary Receives DVD Release

Canadian NIRVANA fan and documentary filmmaker Steven James May has announced the release of his documentary, "The Nevermind Year", on DVD. Told from the perspective of aging NIRVANA fan, "The Nevermind Year" explores the relationship between the suicide of punk-rock icon Kurt Cobain, and May's own quest for fulfillment in his 28th year. The documentary ...

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POISON, SCORPIONS, QUEENSRŸCHE Featured On Compilation Of Biggest Hard Rock Ballads Of All Time

"VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped", an acoustic compilation of the biggest hard rock ballad hits of all time, is set for release February 8, 2005 on Sidewinder Music. Gathered from imports, live recordings, rare performances, hard-to-find albums, and six NEW recordings, "Stripped" is an extensive collection of acoustic tracks from hard rock's multi-platinum metal gods. ...

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ROUGH SILK: Lineup Revamped, Writing 'Heavy' Songs Again

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hello friends. Well, I'm thinkin' 'bout how to begin this? I guess the best way is to just go for it!!! "Alright. As I'm writing this now I am the only 'surviving' member of ...

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SABATON To Release New Album In March

Sweden's SABATON have set "Primo Victoria" as the title of their sophomore full-length effort, tentatively due in Scandinavia on March 9, 2005 via Black Lodge Records. The album was recorded in Studio Abyss in February 2004, mastered at Polar studios and features artwork by Mattias Norén of Progart Media. A couple of tracks from the ...

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PSYCHOTRON Putting Finishing Touches On Third CD

German power/thrash band PSYCHOTRON have nearly finished recording their third CD, entitled "Pray For Salvation", at Decode studios. The mix and mastering will be done by R.D. Liapakis (MYSTIC PROPHECY). An early 2005 release is expected. The follow-up to this year's "Open the Gate", "Pray For Salvation" will feature the following track listing: 01. Pray ...

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