December 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

SANITY OBSCURE: Debut EP Out Now

Singapore's SANITY OBSCURE released its debut EP, "Dethrone the King", on October 16, 2008. According to a press release, the EP contains "four tracks of blistering technical thrash metal which is energetic, aggressive and includes twists in the songwriting department." The CD includes the tracks "Dethrone the King", "Thrashing the False", "Deliberate Violation" and "Nuclear ...

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SOUTH TEXAS ROCK FEST: Dates For Next Year's Event Announced

The organizers of the South Texas Rock Fest have announced that next year's event will be held May 22-24, 2009 in downtown San Antonio Texas. More details will be made available soon. This year's South Texas Rock Fest took place July 11-13 at the Javelina Harley-Davidson Festival grounds in San Antonio and included performances by ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: New Video Interview Available

Chicago's Q101.1 (WKQX-FM) radio station conducted an interview with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/ex-VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland prior to his December 18, 2008 performance at the 15th annual "Q101 Twisted" event at the House of Blues in Chicago. Watch the five-minute chat below. Weiland's second solo album, "Happy In Galoshes", sold 10,500 copies in the United ...

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Germany's NECRONOMICON Signs With XTREEM MUSIC

Xtreem Music has announced the signing of the classic German thrash metal band NECRONOMICON. The group' sixth full-length album, "Revenge of the Beast", was released on December 15 in limited edition of 1,000 copies on double CD to celebrate the band's 25th anniversary. There are also exclusive and very limited NECRONOMICON shirts being sold along ...

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RIOT's 'Thundersteel' Lineup To Tour Europe In June

The 1988 "Thundersteel" lineup of RIOT has reformed and is planning on hitting the road in Europe in June 2009. A new studio album featuring the same musicians is also in the works. As previously reported, RIOT has been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, ...

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HOSTILE CELL: 'Nothing' Video Available

"Nothing", the new video from the Gothenburg, Sweden-based metal/rock band HOSTILE CELL, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Magnus Petersson of PGF Motion in Borås, Sweden. HOSTILE CELL recently parted ways with bassist Per Romvall "for personal reasons." The group is now looking for a permanent replacement. If you are interested and ...

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