January 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

TALISMAN's MARCEL JACOB Memorial Show Postponed

The previously announced "One Last Night With Talisman" concert — featuring the remaining members of TALISMAN performing one last time in memory of their dear friend (and TALISMAN bassist) Marcel Jacob who tragically passed away in July last year — has been postponed. Singer Jeff Scott Soto says that "the guys were just re-thinking the ...

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OLVIDO To Release Debut Album This Month

Spanish gothic metal band OLVIDO will release its full-length debut, "Neurosis de Destino", on January 26 via DFX Records. The CD was recorded at Musiclan studios in Figueres between September and November 2009 and was mastered by Henke Udd and Fredrik Nördstrom at Studio Fredman in Sweden. According to a press release, OLVIDO was formed ...

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LEAVES' EYES/ATROCITY Guitarist Quits; Replacement Announced

Guitarist Mathias Röderer has left ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES (featuring ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY) for "family reasons." ATROCITY says in a statement, "Matze has been a part of ATROCITY from the beginning and did music with the band for more than 20 years. Both bands wish him ...

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TOOL Frontman Making Wine; WTTG FOX 5 Video Report Available

On January 3, Washington D.C.'s WTTG Fox 5 aired a four-minute report on TOOL/PUSCIFER frontman Maynard James Keenan's involvement in Northern Arizona's burgeoning wine industry. Watch the segment below. "Blood Into Wine", the eagerly awaited documentary on Keenan and his vineyard partner Eric Glomski's mission to bring notoriety and respect to Northern Arizona's wine industry, ...

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MERCENARY Announces New Lineup

Danish modern metallers MERCENARY have announced the addition of drummer Morten Løwe Sørensen (THE ARCANE ORDER, SUBMISSION, SLUGS) to the group's ranks. The band has also revealed that all lead vocals going forward will be handled by MERCENARY bassist/vocalist René Pedersen following the recent departure of singer Mikkel Sandager. The group says, "As everybody who ...

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DEVOLVED Covers METALLICA's 'Battery'; Audio Available

Australian/American tech-metallers DEVOLVED have posted two new tracks on their MySpace page . "Derivative" and the cover version of METALLICA's "Battery" come off the band's new album, "Calculated", which will be released on January 19 via Unique Leader Records. The CD was mixed by famed producer/engineer Neil Kernon (CANNIBAL CORPSE, NILE, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE, ...

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INCANTATION, ORIGIN, ACHERON Confirmed For CENTRAL ILLINOIS METALFEST

INCANTATION, ORIGIN, ACHERON, REGURGITATION, INFERNAL REVULSION and SEPTYCAL GORGE have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Central Illinois Metalfest, set to take place July 23-24, 2010 at the Canopy Club in Urbana, Illinois. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: * ACHERON (OH) (exclusive "Rites Of The Black Mass" set with full ...

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ROYAL HUNT: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Denmark-based hard rockers ROYAL HUNT have revealed the cover artwork and track listing for their 10th studio album, "X", due later this year. ROYAL HUNT decided to revisit its roots and incorporate some of the musical values of the '70s into its songwriting as well as — in order to reinforce that particular atmosphere — ...

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