January 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

FULLFORCE Parts Ways With Bassist MAGNUS ROSÉN

FULLFORCE (now apparently written as one word), the new Swedish melodic metal project featuring Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE, SILENT MEMORIAL, PLANET ALLIANCE) on vocals, Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL) on guitar, Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums, and Carl-Johan Grimmark (NARNIA) on guitar, has parted ways with bassist Magnus Rosén (HAMMERFALL, X-WORLD/5, REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE). According to the ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY Interviewed At U.K.'s HELLFIRE II Festival; Video Available

Peter Bailey of the Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom-based "Metalheadz" radio show conducted an interview with former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley at the Hellfire II festival, which was held November 6-8, 2009 at the NEC in Birmingham, England. Watch the chat in two parts below. Bayley's new album, "Promise and Terror", is scheduled for release ...

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REVENGIA Parts Ways With Guitarist

Swedish metallers REVENGIA have parted ways with guitarist Johan Persson. A replacement axeman has not yet been announced. REVENGIA is currently writing material for its as-yet-untitled third album. According to the band, the new songs "are heavy, fast, doomy and melodic, just as usual in REVENGIA-land! Tobbe [Gustafsson] is doing a hell of a job ...

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MORTIFICATION Mainman Completes Recording WONROWE VISION Debut

WONROWE VISION, the solo rock project of bassist/vocalist Steve Rowe of Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION, has finished recording its debut album for a tentative May release. The track listing for the CD is as follows (song order subject to change): 01. The Spirit Of The Rock 02. Mission Invincible 03. Resident Spider 04. Vaporizer ...

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ANVIL Schedules Pennsylvania In-Store

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will take part in a signing session at the Oxford Valley Best Buy in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania on January 17 between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.They will be signing copies of the "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil" DVD and "This Is Thirteen" CD. Items must be purchased at the Oxford Valley ...

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VADER Frontman Issues Year-End Update

Guitarist/vocalist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek of Polish death metallers VADER has issued the following update: "On behalf of VADER commando, I would like to wish you extremely metal year 2010! Let it be a fulfillment of your dreams and expectations!!! I also take the occasion to briefly summarize the past year 2009. "It was another hard-working ...

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THE LAW Records New Track For Upcoming Compilation

Swedish thrashers THE LAW have recorded a brand new track entitled "High On Power" for an upcoming compilation disc, to be released this summer via Big Balls Productions. Other acts scheduled to appear on the effort include TORTURE DIVISION, INVASION, THE GENERALS and KARENSDAG. In other news, THE LAW will embark on a short tour ...

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist DAN SPITZ Issues Update On DEUXMONKEY, Other Projects

DEUXMONKEY, the new band featuring former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz, ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes, vocalist Wade Black (CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES, LEATHERWOLF) and drummer Patrick Johansson (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, W.A.S.P. ), has finished recording the drum tracks for its forthcoming debut album. Commented Spitz: "I must say Patrick is one phenomenal drummer to witness under the ...

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BANG TANGO Preparing To Enter Studio

California rockers BANG TANGO, featuring frontman Joe LeSte, will enter the studio later this month to begin recording their first studio album in almost five years. The CD will be produced and engineered by Larry Eleya. In other news, BANG TANGO has scheduled the following dates: March 03 - New York, NY @ The Studio ...

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MARTRIDEN: New Song Available For Streaming

"Encounter the Monolith", a brand new track from Montana-based blackened death metallers MARTRIDEN, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The song is the title cut of the group's sophomore album, which is due on February 1. "Encounter the Monolith" consists of six songs and an approximate running time of 50 ...

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