February 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

MR. BIG: Japanese Reunion Dates Announced

According to the March 2009 issue of Burrn! magazine, the original lineup of the acclaimed American hard rock supergroup MR. BIGEric Martin (vocals), Billy Sheehan (bass), Paul Gilbert (guitar) and Pat Torpey (drums) — will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of its debut album by reuniting for the following Japanese dates ...

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PREY Signs With GMR MUSIC

Swedish metallers PREY have inked a worldwide deal with GMR Music. The band's sophomore album, "Knights of the Revolution", will be released sometime this spring. PREY is: Thomas Nystroem - Guitar and Vocals Peter Baecke - Bass Robert Bäck - Drums Fredrik Plahn - Keyboards PREY released its debut album, "The Hunter", in September 2005 ...

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MY FATE To Release New Single Next Week

Finnish aggressive melodic metal five-piece MY FATE is currently recording its third full-length album, "Room for Regret", for a May 6 release through My Fate Music, the band's own label. Distribution in Finland will be handled by Supersounds Music. The group is currently looking for ways to get the album released in other countries as ...

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METAL MANIACS And METAL EDGE Magazines Closing Their Doors?

Several writers for Metal Maniacs magazine have reported receiving word yesterday (Tuesday, February 3) that both Metal Maniacs and its sister publication Metal Edge have shut their doors effective immediately, with one more issue of each title still set to come out. It should be noted, however, that the two magazines' publisher, Zenbu Media, has ...

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ANGRA/ALMAH Singer To Produce ARTEMIS Debut

ANGRA/ALMAH vocalist Edu Falaschi will produce the debut album from the Brazilian metal band ARTEMIS. The follow-up to ARTEMIS' "Fields Of Ascension" EP, tentatively titled "Therefore Realm", will be released before the end of the year. Commented ARTEMIS drummer Pedro Senna: "We are all great fans of the work of Edu Falaschi. For us, having ...

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THE BURNING: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Hard-hitting Danish four-piece THE BURNING has uploaded the fourth webisode (see below) featuring footage from the recording sessions for the group's sophomore album, "Rewakening", which will be released on February 27 through Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2007's "Storm the Walls" was recorded and mixed at KohleKeller Studios with German producer Kristian Kohle Bonifer (BENIGHTED, ...

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AHAB: Studio Update

AHAB, the German funeral doom metal band featuring MIDNATTSOL guitarist Daniel Droste on guitar/vocals and ex-MIDNATTSOL guitarist Christian Hector, has entered the studio to begin recording its sophomore album for a late spring/early summer release via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2006's "The Call of the Wretched Sea" will contain seven songs and will be ...

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SIRENIA: 'The 13th Floor' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"The 13th Floor", the new album from the Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metal band SIRENIA, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Switzerland: #67 Germany: #87 "The 13th Floor" was released on January 23 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was tracked at Sound Suite Studios in France and Stargoth Studios in Norway while the mixing ...

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OPETH: New Video Interview With MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Available

German alternative music magazine Whiskey-Soda.de conducted an interview with OPETH guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt prior to the Swedish progressive metal band's December 11, 2008 headlining concert in Berlin, Germany. Watch the 18-minute chat at this location. OPETH's video for "Burden" received its online premiere in November. While Danish director Lasse Hoile (DREAM THEATER, PORCUPINE ...

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