December 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

ABORTED Announces New Lineup, Completes Work On New EP

Death metal butchers ABORTED have announced their new lineup, featuring Sven De Caluwé (also of SYSTEM DIVIDE) on vocals, Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK) on drums, Eran Segal (ex-THEY SWARM/WHORECORE) and Ken Sorceron (ABIGAIL WILLIAMS) on guitar and Cole Martinez (SYSTEM DIVIDE) on bass. This band has been working on new material for the past few months ...

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JOHN CORABI Debuts Solo Band

John Corabi (MÖTLEY CRÜE, THE SCREAM, UNION) frontman is stepping out on his own with his newly formed solo band. The group is performing three shows in the U.S. starting on December 3. Remaining dates: Dec. 04 - Schaumburg, IL – Chicago City Limits Dec. 05 - South Bend, IN – Blarney Stone Corabi is ...

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MUSTASCH: 'Mine' Video Released

"Mine", the new video from Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's self-titled album, which will be made available outside Scandianavia on January 8, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records. MUSTASCH was featured on the September 30 edition of the "Nyhetsmorgon" program on Sweden's TV4. The band performed two ...

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SLIPKNOT Pack Coming Out For 'Rock Band'

The first downloadable SLIPKNOT pack for Rock Band will be released next week. It will feature three songs — "Psychosocial", "Duality" and "Sulfur". Individual tracks are available for only $1.99 or you can get the whole pack for $5.49. The tracks will become available for download starting December 8 on Xbox 360 and Wii and ...

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GORGOROTH, OBITUARY Confirmed For Germany's TOMAHAWK FESTIVAL

GORGOROTH and OBITUARY are the first confirmed bands for the Tomahawk Festival, set to take place March 13, 2010 at the Alfred Fischer Halle in Hamm, Germany. GORGOROTH's ninth album, "Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt", was released on October 21 in Europe and November 11 in the U.S. via Regain Records. The CD was recorded ...

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OV HELL: 'The Underworld Regime' Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for "The Underworld Regime", the forthcoming debut album from OV HELL, the new black metal project featuring DIMMU BORGIR vocalist Shagrath and ex-GORGOROTH bassist King, can be viewed below. The cover was created by the Brazilian graphic designer Marcelo Vasco, who has previously worked with such bands as SATYRICON, ENSLAVED, KEEP OF ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for next year's edition the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARCH ENEMY CORVUS CORAX DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER IMMORTAL THE DEVIL'S BLOOD U.D.O. In 2008, Wacken Open Air festival was honored ...

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OBITUARY: 'Live Xecution' DVD Trailer Available

"Live Xecution - Party.San 2008", the new concert DVD from Florida death metal veterans OBITUARY, will receive a U.S. release in January 2010 via Regain. The footage for the disc was filmed at last year's Party.San Open Air festival, which was held August 7-9, 2008 in Bad Berka, Germany. Commented bassist Frank Watkins: "We did ...

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M.ILL.ION Announces New Keyboardist

Swedish melodic rockers M.ILL.ION have announced the addition of keyboardist Angelo Modafferi from Australia to the group's ranks. Commented M.ILL.ION's B.J Laneby: "Angelo is exactly what we were looking for: great musician, rock' n roll attitude and he's singing backing vocals. And we have already had some good laughs, not the least important thing in ...

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AMARANTHE Announces New Bassist

AMARANTHE (formerly AVALANCHE), the new project featuring Olof Mörck (NIGHTRAGE, DRAGONLAND), Jake E (ex-DREAM EVIL, DREAMLAND), Andy Solveström (WITHIN Y, EVILDOER, CIPHER SYSTEM) and Morten Lowe Sorensen (THE ARCANE ORDER, SUBMISSION), has announced the addition of bassist Johan Andreassen (ex-ENGEL) to the group's ranks. Commented Mörck: "At last the lineup is completed and rock solid! ...

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