February 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

MEGADETH Bassist Says New Album Has 'Old-School Kind Of Thrash-y Vibe'

On January 7, MEGADETH commenced the recording process for its twelfth studio album at the band's own Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, California. The CD is once again being helmed by acclaimed British producer Andy "Undie" Sneap, who produced MEGADETH's last album, "United Abominations" (May 2007, Roadrunner Records). Tentatively due later this year via ...

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ANKLA: New Shows Announced

ANKLA — the Los Angeles-based band led by former PUYA guitarist Ramón Ortíz — has scheduled the following dates: Feb. 11 - Rock In Rio 2009 - Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico Feb. 19 - Key Club - Hollywood, California Feb. 21 - Modesto Virtual - Modesto, California Video footage of ANKLA performing the song "Persistence" ...

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GODSPLAGUE Announces New Bassist, Parts Ways With Drummer

Helsinki, Finland-based metal act GODSPLAGUE has announced the addition of bassist Reeo Tiiainen to the group's ranks. According to the band, "[Reeo's] been a good friend with the guys for many years and is also a very skilled musician." In other news, GODSPLAGUE has parted ways with Atte Sarkima and is currently rehearsing with a ...

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THE QUIREBOYS Planning Acoustic Album, Concert DVD

U.K.'s THE QUIREBOYS have issued the following update: "Looks like a busy year... a full U.K. major venue tour will shortly be announced for November/December with at least a couple of festival appearances in the summer. Many festivals being booked in Europe... gigs in Germany, Italy, Scandanavia and France will shortly be announced. There are ...

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STEEL ATTACK Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

Swedish metallers STEEL ATTACK have issued the following update: "We're sad to announce that [guitarist] Simon Johansson (MEMORY GARDEN, ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA) has left the band 'due to personal reasons.' There's no bad feelings between us, it just didn't work.... simple as that! We bow and thank you Simon, for your time and efforts!! At the ...

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MORTIFICATION: New Album Title Revealed

Steve Rowe of the Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION has issued the following update: "In MORTIFICATION recording news, all the bass and vocal parts [for the band's new CD] have been completed. Drums, guitars and mix will be completed next month. The new MORTIFICATION album will be called 'The Evil Addiction Destroying Machine'. Look out for ...

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Former NECROPHOBIC/DARK FUNERAL Guitarist Preparing To Record New Demo

Swedish guitarist David Parland (NECROPHOBIC, DARK FUNERAL, INFERNAL) recently joined forces with drummer Tomas Asklund (ex-DARK FUNERAL, DISSECTION, INFERNAL) in an as-yet-unnamed new project. According to Parland, "me and Tomas have finished about 90 % of the core material for the first demo. Things are going faster than expected and pretty well. The demo will ...

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