February 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

TROYA: Debut Album Out Now

Russian heavy metal band TROYA has just released its first album, "Mir V Ogne" (World in Flames), through Musica Production. According to a press release, the CD features "excellent melodic material in a vein of the best bands of Russian heavy metal like CATHARSIS, ARIYA and EPIDEMIYA. TROYA's debut album is for all fans of ...

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CENTAURUS-A: 'Side Effects Expected' Video Trailer Available

A one-minute video trailer for "Side Effects Expected", the forthcoming debut album from German technical death metal maestros CENTAURUS-A, can be viewed below. "Side Effects Expected" will be released on April 9 via Listenable Records. The CD is described as "a collection of rapid and savagely melodic death metal" which was recorded with producer Jacob ...

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METALLICA, SLIPKNOT Confirmed For Portugal's OPTIMUS ALIVE! Festival

METALLICA and SLIPKNOT are among the first confirmed artists for the Optimus Alive! 09 festival, set to take place July 9-11, 2009 at Passeio Marítimo de Algés in Oeiras, Portugal. This eco-friendly event (recycling is vital to the festival's ethos) starts at 5:00 p.m. every evening. Last year's Optimus Alive! festival featured performances by ...

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DEREK SHERINIAN: Radio Appearances Announced

Keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) ahs scheduled the following radio appearances: Friday, February 6: * "Mitch Minute" on Ottawa's #1 station Majic 100.3 FM. Live Friday nights at 7:45 p.m. EST / 4:45 p.m. PST (approximately). Online streaming at Majic100.fm. Saturday, February 7: "The Gagliarchives" at 1:00 p.m. EST / 10:00 a.m. PST. ...

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A PLEA FOR PURGING: Two New Songs Posted Online

Nashville, Tennessee-based Christian metal/hardcore act A PLEA FOR PURGING has posted two new songs — "Malevolence" and "Motives" — on its MySpace page. Both tracks come off the band's new album, "Depravity", which is scheduled for a March 3 release via Facedown Records. The CD was recorded at Foundation Studios in Connersville, Indiana ...

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A LIFE ONCE LOST Hard At Work On New Material

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania hard rock powerhouse A LIFE ONCE LOST is currently working on material for a new studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The band states, "We have been holed up in Freehold, New Jersey for the last two months starting to put together our next album. The vibe of this ...

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HAIL! Featuring TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, ANDREAS KISSER, DAVID ELLEFSON: Press Conference Video

HAIL! — the new all-star project featuring guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, BEYOND FEAR, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ICED EARTH), drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH) and bassist David Ellefson (F5, MEGADETH) — took part in a press conference on January 26, 2009 in Antofagasta, Chile. Watch the question-and-session in two parts ...

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