January 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

AVATAR To Support MEGADETH In Sweden

Swedish metallers AVATAR have been confirmed as the main support for MEGADETH on February 6 at Arenan in Stockholm. Also appearing on the bill is EVILE. In other news, AVATAR will perform at 2008's South by Southwest (SXSW) on March 14 in Austin, Texas. AVATAR recently posted the third AvatarTV episode from the band's European ...

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CRIMINAL ELEMENT To Enter Studio In March

CRIMINAL ELEMENT will head in the studio in March to start recording its debut full-length, "Guilty As Charged". The new CD will feature such songs as "Blood Money", "Unjust Incarceration", "Habitual Offender" and "Smash and Grab". You can hear demo versions of these tracks on the band's MySpace profile. The lineup for this ...

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Punk Pioneer TUFF JEFF SALEN Dead Of Heart Attack At 55

Tuff Jeff Salen, one of the pioneers of the downtown New York punk music scene of the 1970s, died of a heart attack on Saturday, January 26. As founder and lead guitarist for the band TUFF DARTS, Salen wrote their biggest hit single, "All For The Love of Rock and Roll", which has been covered ...

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PRETTY BOY FLOYD's DAVEY LISTER Interviewed

Davey Lister, current guitarist for PRETTY BOY FLOYD, was recently interviewed by Ray Reid (professional historian and author of the forthcoming book "L.A's Burning: From Mötley Crüe to Guns N' Roses, the History of L.A Metal 1981-1993") about his time with the band, working at porno mag Gent, growing up with SKID ROW and the ...

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CIRCUS MAXIMUS Keyboardist To Play On BEYOND FLAMES Debut

CIRCUS MAXIMUS keyboardist Lasse Finbråten will perform on the upcoming debut album from the Norwegian metal act BEYOND FLAMES. Tentatively titled "Warfare", the CD is scheduled to be recorded in May/June for a fall release. Finbråten is a longtime friend of the BEYOND FLAMES members, having previously played in the cult band TRITONUS for several ...

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SYCRONOMICA To Enter Studio In The Summer

German black metal sextet SYCRONOMICA will enter Munich's Helion Studios late summer to complete the recordings for their new album under the supervision of Seref Badir, Renè Berthiaume (EQUILIBRIUM) and Christoph Klatt. In the meantime, the band has scheduled the following dates: Mar. 20 - Leipzig, GER - Hellraiser Festival Apr. 19 - Bruneck, ITA ...

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FLUFF: Entire 'Mine' EP Available For Streaming

Dutch metal formation FLUFF kicks off the New Year with its new promotional EP, "Mine", which was mixed and mastered by Jochem Jacobs from TEXTURES. The CD will be distributed through the American label Piranha Recordz and is available for streaming in its entirety on the group's new web site. "Mine" track listing: ...

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HIM: 'Live At The Orpheum Theatre' CD/DVD Due In March

Finnish "love metallers" HIM will release their new CD/DVD, "Digital Versatile Doom: Live at the Orpheum Theatre", on March 11 through Warner. The set was recorded/filmed at the band's November 14-15, 2007 concerts at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. HIM's latest video, "Bleed Well", which features footage for from the Los Angeles shows, can ...

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