February 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

EMPEROR, VED BUENS ENDE, ARCTURUS Triple Tribute Due In April

Russian underground production team Aspherical Asphyxia is compiling a triple tribute to EMPEROR/VED BUENS ENDE/ARCTURUS entitled "Old Crown, New Spawn". According to a press release, contributing artists will offer not only covers of renowned songs, but also reveal their own material as well. "Old Crown, New Spawn" is mostly orthodox metal compilation, comprising over two ...

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BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Organizers Launch Weekly Podcast

The organizers of the Bloodstock Open Air festival — which will be held August 14-16 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England — have launched a weekly podcast that will offer up essential information along with the best in breakthrough metal and lineup announcements. According to a posting on the festival's web site, "The show will ...

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TESTAMENT To Take Part In Signing Sessions On Upcoming Tour

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT will play a handful of headlining shows during their upcoming Priest Feast European tour with JUDAS PRIEST and MEGADETH. The band will also take part in signing sessions at select gigs on the trek. According to posting on TESTAMENT's MySpace page, fan should "check in at the merch ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL Collector's Concert Photo Frame Display Available

HEAVEN AND HELL — the band featuring BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar), Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums) — is selling photo frame displays via the group's official webshop. Each item comes as triple-matted design and features black suede matting on the top level and standard black matting on ...

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IRON MAIDEN: 'Flight 666' Documentary To Premiere At SXSW Film Festival

British heavy rock legends IRON MAIDEN, in association with EMI Records, Universal (USA), Banger Productions and Arts Alliance Media, will release a feature-length documentary film into cinemas worldwide on April 21, 2009. The North American premiere of "Iron Maiden: Flight 666' will be part of the prestigious SXSW film festival which runs March 13-22 in ...

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THE ANSWER: 'On & On' Video Posted Online

"On & On", the new video from Irish rockers THE ANSWER, can be viewed below. The clip, which was directed by Isaiah Seret ("Wanted") and shot in U.S. while the band was on tour with AC/DC, combines the raw unadulterated performance of THE ANSWER in a very cool setting. "On & On" comes off THE ...

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