December 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

A Guitar Lesson With UFO's VINNIE MOORE

GuitarWorld.com has uploaded video footage of UFO shredder Vinnie Moore talking about his influences and showing the viewer how to play the song "Fly" from his new solo album, "To The Core", and UFO's "Too Hot to Handle". Moore also offers instruction on open-string licks, hybrid picking, Jeff Beck-style bending and vibrato, and ...

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ANTERIOR To Debut New Material At U.K. Shows

Welsh metallers ANTERIOR have announced a short run of dates in December to close the year and air some of the new songs they've been busy working on over the past few months. "After being confirmed on the Garage show with SYLOSIS, we decided to add a short string of dates in some new places ...

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SWORN ENEMY Guitarist Quits, Announces New Project

Lorenzo Antonucci (guitar, vocals) of the Queens, New York-based hardcore/metal act SWORN ENEMY has announced his departure from the band. He will focus his efforts on his new endeavor SMASHFACE, who will soon begin recording its debut effort at Rockhard Studios in Austria with acclaimed producer Daniel Castleman (DESTROY THE RUNNER, WINDS OF PLAGUE). Commented ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Audio Samples Of Entire 'High Impact' Album Available

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen will release a new album called "High Impact" on December 8 (one day earlier internationally). The set is described as "a mind-boggling, high-paced compilation record" featuring a "surprise" bonus track — Yngwie's never-before-released interpretation of the MICHAEL JACKSON mega-hit classic "Beat It", which contains Malmsteen's own magical touch and ex-JUDAS ...

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THE HAUNTED Signs New Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED have signed a new worldwide deal with Century Media Records. Commented THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving: "So once again we've decided to sign with Century Media Records. It feels good to get continuation, and truly having worked hard on communication on both ends over these last years, has brought us together ...

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GRAND MAGUS Signs With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS. GRAND MAGUS is a three-piece band featuring "JB" Christofferson (guitar, lead vocals), Fox Skinner (bass, backing vocals) and Sebastian "Seb" Sippola (drums). During the band's 10-year history, GRAND MAGUS has released two demos, one split EP and four full-length albums, and has received ...

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