February 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

NIGHTWISH Mainman Issues New Album Update

Keyboardist/songwriter Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH has issued the following update: "In the excitement of Yuletide magic I wrote there would be secrets revealed at the end of January. "There are big things happening within and around the NIGHTWISH camp but the Big Boys and Bosses just sent me an ultimatum to keep ...

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DEVILDRIVER Axemen Launch Guitar-Based Web Site

DEVILDRIVER guitarists Mike Spreitzer and Jeff Kendrick have launched the guitar-based web site AllAxess.com. The site will focus on instructional videos from professional guitarists and will have an emphasis on learning the songs that made the guitarists well known and taught by them. The page will also contain a biographical database of many ...

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Norway's SHINING Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norway's SHINING has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, 2011 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCU§ER ALBERLOUR'S APOCALYPTICA AS I LAY DYING AVANTASIA BATTLE BEAST BLAAS ...

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SLASH On 'Lopez Tonight'; Interview, Performance Footage Available

VELVET REVOLVER and ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash was interviewed on last night's (Monday, January 31) edition of "Lopez Tonight", comedian George Lopez's talk show on TBS. Slash also performed THE ROLLING STONES classic "Brown Sugar" with Michael Bearden and the "Lopez Tonight" house band, ESE VATOS. You can now watch video footage of his ...

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BEFORE THE DAWN: 'Deathstar' Video Released

"Deathstar", the new video from Finnish dark metal masters BEFORE THE DAWN, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's sixth album, "Deathstar Rising", which is scheduled for release on February 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented BEFORE THE DAWN mainman Tuomas Saukkonen: "It was very interesting to make a video with no ...

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DEE SNIDER's Tribute To FRANK SINATRA Available For Streaming

From the team that brought you "We Wish You A Metal Xmas" comes "SIN-atra", heavy metal's tribute to the genius of Frank Sinatra. Twelve songs made famous by Ol' Blue Eyes are given a radical and individual new treatment from some of the finest voices in rock including members of ANTHRAX, TWISTED SISTER, DEEP PURPLE, ...

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THIN LIZZY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

THIN LIZZY has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-11, 2011 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AGENT STEEL BUCKCHERRY CLUTCH CRASHDIET DAN REED BAND DESTRUCTION DOC HOLLIDAY ELECTRIC WIZARD FLÄSKET BRINNER FM GHOST GROUNDHOGS ...

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