December 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

THE SHOWDOWN Scheduled Acoustic Dates

Tennessee's THE SHOWDOWN has scheduled the following dates: Dec. 12 - The Hideaway - Johnson City, TN (acoustic) Dec. 13 - The Culvert - Asheville, NC (acoustic) Jan. 06 - Friendship Church - Athens, AL THE SHOWDOWN is currently working on material for a new studio album, which the band hopes to complete by February ...

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HIM: New Single Available For Streaming

"Heartkiller", the new single from Finnish "love" metallers HIM, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track is the first single from the band's upcoming album, "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice", which will be released by Sire Records on February 9, 2010. Recorded at The Lair in Los Angeles, ...

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CROSSWIND Confirmed For MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL

Up-and-coming Greek power metal band CROSSWIND has been added to the fourth edition of the Magic Circle Festival, set to take place on July 11 in Tolmin, Slovenia. According to a posting on MagicCircleMusic.com, "CROSSWIND's melodic, passionate and furious brand of power metal is the perfect addition to the Magic Circle Festival and is sure ...

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ANATHEMA, BARREN EARTH, FIDDLER'S GREEN Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

ANATHEMA, BARREN EARTH and FIDDLER'S GREEN have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2010 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANATHEMA BARREN EARTH BEHEMOTH DARK FUNERAL DARK TRANQUILLITY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER FIDDLER'S GREEN HYPOCRISY KYLESA OBITUARY ORPHANED LAND POISONBLACK ...

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Vocalist RONNIE STIXX Quits VICIOUS RUMORS

Vocalist Ronnie Stixx has announced his departure from San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS. In a posting on his MySpace page, he writes, "It's official — I have quit VICIOUS RUMORS due to unfair conditions and very shady acts from certain members [of the] band. "This may come to no surprise to ...

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LAMB OF GOD Comments On Second GRAMMY AWARD Nomination

Having recently wrapped up U.S. their tour with METALLICA, Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD are celebrating their latest accomplishment, a Grammy Award nomination in the "Best Metal Performance" category for the track "Set to Fail" from their latest album, "Wrath", which came out earlier this year on Epic Records. Commented drummer Chris Adler: "We ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING: New Video Blog Available

A new guitar-related video blog from JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing filmed a few weeks ago in Finland has been posted on his official YouTube channel. Check out K.K. introducing a classic instrument from the past below. JUDAS PRIEST's August 17, 2009 performance at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & ...

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Send Get-Well Card To RONNIE JAMES DIO

According to a posting on the BLACK SABBATH fan site Black-Sabbath.com, fans can send get-well cards to legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) through the official fan club address here: Dio Fan Club 12400 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 624 Studio City, CA 91604 Additionally, if you'd ...

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