February 2007 - Blabbermouth Archive

EPICA Recruits Session Drummer For Upcoming Dates

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA have recruited Koen Herfst as a session drummer for their upcoming shows. "Koen is the drummer of Dutch urban metal band BAGGA BOWNZ, but is also known for his helping hand by filling in for Andre with AFTER FOREVER when they were in need of a session drummer," EPICA writes ...

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SVARTAHRID: New Music Posted Online

Norwegian black metallers SVARTAHRID have posted two songs from from their upcoming album, "Sadness and Wrath", at their MySpace page. Check out the tracks "Sadness and Wrath" and "Svartahrid" at this location. "Sadness and Wrath" is scheduled for release in March via Soulseller Records. The CD features a guest appearance by DARKTHRONE's Nocturno ...

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RAZORBACK To Support CORNERSTONE On European Tour

RAZORBACK, the band consisting of Rolf Munkes (guitar, MAJESTY, ex-VANIZE), Stefan Berggren (vocals, ex-COMPANY OF SNAKES), Marcus Bielenberg (bass, ex-VANIZE), Chris Heun (guitar, ex-SHYLOCK) and Andre Hilgers (drums, ex-AXXIS, SILENT FORCE), will support CORNERSTONE (the Danish/British melodic metal band featuring YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-RAINBOW frontman Doogie White and ex-ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen) on a European tour ...

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NILE To Enter Studio Tomorrow

According to an online posting by NILE drummer George Kollias, the band will enter the studio tomorrow (Monday, February 26) to begin recording the follow-up to 2005's "Annihilation of the Wicked", due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. Said Kollias: "There is a lot of work to be done. The new songs sound ...

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JASON BECKER: 'I Have Love For Life'

Guitar World magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist Jason Becker (DAVID LEE ROTH, CACOPHONY). A few excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow: Q: Because of your physical limitations, has your creativity been sparked in new areas? Jason Becker: I remember when I was first losing my ability to play my fast licks and my ...

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MY SILENT WAKE Completes Work On New Double Album

MY SILENT WAKE, the U.K.-based doom metal band fronted by former SEVENTH ANGEL/ASHEN MORTALITY vocalist Ian Arkley, has completed work on its new release, due later in the year via Bombworks Records. According to a press release, "MSW have outdone themselves this time around. This album is MASSIVE. It is a two-disc set featuring a ...

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