December 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

CODE's KVOHST Launches HEXVESSEL Solo Project

HEXVESSEL, the solo musical outlet of Mathew "Kvohst" McNerney (CODE, DØDHEIMSGARD) with collaborations with other occult musicians and lyricists, has released its debut track on the "Death Aesthetics" CD via Paradigms Records. An audio sample of "Preachers Orchard", which also features a guest appearance by CODE's Andy "Aort" McIvor, is available for streaming on the ...

Read more

DUFF MCKAGAN On Starting Over

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan has penned the latest installment of his weekly column, which appears every Thursday on Reverb at An excerpt follows below. "My band, GUNS N' ROSES, was in shambles, and suddenly the dynamic had changed. Not too long after I got out of the hospital, Axl ...

Read more

MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'Instrumental Intensity' Compilation Due In January

Shrapnel Records has set a January 26, 2010 release date for "Instrumental Intensity", a new compilation from Michael Schenker (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, UFO, SCORPIONS). "Instrumental Intensity" contains some of Michael Schenker's greatest instrumental recordings, culled from his many Shrapnel releases. The instrumental arena is where Schenker's soaring melodies and riveting solos really shine. A brilliant ...

Read more