February 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

METALLICA Bassist's Playlist Revealed

ARTISTdirect.com editor Rick Florino recently spoke to METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo and constructed a playlist of what Robert's spinning. "My four-year-old boy loves TOOL!" Trujillo told ARTISTdirect.com. "When I take him to school, we're playing TOOL all the time, so I definitely connect with them. There's a lot of bass in that group ...

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SVBWAY TO SALLY To Perform On German TV

German folk rock/metallers SVBWAY TO SALLY will perform at the Bundesvision Song Contest 2009 on German TV channel Pro7 next Friday. The Bundesvision Song Contest is an annual competition created in 2005 by German TV entertainer Stefan Raab. For each of the 16 states of Germany, a song is chosen by regional radio stations. The ...

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IRRBLOSS Announces New Bassist

Götheborg, Sweden-based Viking black metallers IRRBLOSS have announced the addition of bassist Vrind to the group's ranks. The band's new album, "Bloodline", will be released tomorrow (Friday, February 6) via Twilight-Vertrieb. The track listing is as follows: 01. Norse Horde 02. Keep On Walking 03. As We Lived 04. Gaze Upon Me 05. Irrbloss 06. ...

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AFTER FOREVER Calls It Quits

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers AFTER FOREVER have issued the following statement: "After nearly 15 years and with heavy hearts, we have decided to call an end to a great and exciting time as AFTER FOREVER. We are extremely proud of what we have accomplished, and especially of the road we took to get here. AFTER ...

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VILE Guitarist Comments On Upcoming Album

Californian brutal death metallers VILE entered the studio on January 25 to begin recording their fourth full-length album for a late 2009 release. Drums were tracked by Tyson Jupin over an eight-day period at founding member/guitarist Colin Davis' Imperial Mastering studio in Pacheco, California. Commented Davis: "Drums are finished. Tyson really shined during his time ...

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TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER Talks 'Strangeland: Disciple'

Marco Chacon of FlickDirect recently conducted an interview with TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider about Dee's upcoming feature film "Strangeland: Disciple", the much-anticipated follow-up to "Strangeland" (1998), which he wrote and starred in as antagonist Captain Howdy. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. FlickDirect: "Strangeland: Disciple" is coming out — ...

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SHAWN CRAHAN: 'SLIPKNOT Is A Culture'

Cathy A. Campagna of The Aquarian Weekly recently conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. The Aquarian Weekly: What was it like when you heard [SLIPKNOT's new album] "All Hope Is Gone" went No. 1? Crahan: Well, for me, not to sound pessimistic ...

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