February 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

IRONWOOD: ':Fire:Water:Ash:' Debut Out Now

Australian progressive folk metal band IRONWOOD has announced the release of its debut album, ":Fire:Water:Ash:". Drawing deeply on their spiritual and musical heritage, IRONWOOD has produced a richly emotive and darkly atmospheric epic that is equal parts organic folk music and blackened progressive metal. Following on from an overwhelming response to the band's self-titled debut ...

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POWER QUEST Joined By BLIND GUARDIAN Bassist

Following the departure of long-standing bassist Steve Scott in early January 2009, British melodic power metallers POWER QUEST have announced that the search for a replacement is now over. The group's new bassist is Oliver Holzwarth, who has been a touring member of the legendary German power metal band BLIND GUARDIAN since 1997. In addition ...

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AC/DC, GUNS N' ROSES, METALLICA Among JUNO AWARDS Nominees

AC/DC's "Black Ice", GUNS N' ROSES' "Chinese Democracy" and METALLICA's "Death Magnetic" have been nominated in the "International Album Of The Year" category at this year's Juno Awards, it was announced today (February 3) at a media conference at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Also nominated in the "Recording Engineer Of The Year" category was ...

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HATE ETERNAL: Amersfoort Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of HATE ETERNAL's January 29, 2009 concert at De Kelder in Amersfoort, Netherlands can be viewed below (clips uploaded by "sepiroth300"). "I, Monarch", the third full-length album from HATE ETERNAL, was reissued last month as part of the "Earache Records Classic Series." The "Earache Classic Series" recognizes some of the most important, ...

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FORBIDDEN Preparing To Record New Material

Guitarist Craig Locicero of reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrahers FORBIDDEN has issued the following update: "Time for a quick news bit about what's upcoming. We're going to be laying down some tracks on a couple of new FORBIDDEN tunes next week with Tim Narducci [SYSTEMATIC] co-producing it with the band. We've been working on ...

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DREAMLAND Begins Mixing New Album

Swedish metal band DREAMLAND has begun mixing its third album, "Exit 49", at Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND) Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden for an April release via Dockyard 1 Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Warning", "Rescue Me", "Two Worlds", "Nordic Rage", "Touch of Evil" and "Song For You". ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION: Asian, Australian Dates Announced

Florida death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION will embark on a headlining tour of Asia and Australia this spring. Confirmed dates are as follows: March 21 - Jakarta (Indonesia) Viky Sianipar Music Hall March 22 - Bandung (Indonesia) [to be confirmed] March 24 - Singapore - The Substation March 27 - Sydney (Australia) The Gaelic March 28 ...

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