December 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

KATATONIA To Release New Album Before Next Summer

Swedish dark rockers KATATONIA have issued the following update: "The first couple of months of 2012 will see us hard at work on the recording of our ninth album, and if everything goes according to plan, the album will be out before summer. We're also busy on a double duty finishing up the 'Last Fair ...

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MARDUK Recording New Album

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have issued the following update: "After over 220 shows in support of the hightly acclaimed 'Wormwood' album and the 'Iron Dawn' EP, the touring cycle has come to an end with the participation of the Hatefest tour. "MARDUK is currently in the studio recording the next album set for a spring ...

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DEAD SHAPE FIGURE: 'Strangle The Hero' Photo Video Released

"Strangle The Hero", the new "photo video" from the Finnish modern thrash/death-influenced metal band DEAD SHAPE FIGURE, can be seen below. The photos for the clip were taken by Toni Salminen and Mika Ringman . "Strangle The Hero" comes off DEAD SHAPE FIGURE's mini-CD, "Dev!lle Ride", which was released via Dynamic Arts Records. The track ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's 'Painkiller' Spotlighted In 'Mars Attacks' Podcast

This month's edition of the "Mars Attacks" Classic Albums column focuses on JUDAS PRIEST's "Painkiller" album. Written comments about "Painkiller" from an assortment of people— including former JUDAS PRIEST lead singer Tim "Ripper" Owens; the album's producer, Chris Tsangarides; Kirk Windstein of CROWBAR and DOWN; Jason Bittner of SHADOWS FALL; and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal of ...

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ROYAL HUNT: 'Another Man Down' Video Released

"Another Man Down", the new video from Danish hard rockers ROYAL HUNT, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's 11th studio album, "Show Me How To Live", which was released on November 29 in North America and December 2 in Europe via Frontiers Records. The follow-up 2010's "X" was recorded at NorthPoint ...

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Cleveland Metal Holiday Food Drive Receives Record Donations

WJCU 88.7 FM and Auburn Records hosted a food drive for the Cleveland Foodbank and Friends Of The Cleveland Kennel on December 23 at The Saw Concert Club in Cleveland, Ohio. Fans attending the third annual Iron Ingo Cleveland Metal Holiday Food Drive were encouraged to bring canned or non-perishable foods to help those in ...

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STALLION FOUR Signs With PURE ROCK RECORDS

Uppsala, Sweden-based classic rock band STALLION FOUR has inked a deal with Pure Rock Records (a division of Pure Steel Records). The group's debut album will be released soon. Commented the label: "STALLION FOUR are one of the hottest newcomers of powering hard rock/metal. The boys from Sweden convince with their totally energetic debut. Not ...

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