January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

DIMEBAG's Longtime Guitar Tech Discusses New DIME Amp; Video Available

Late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's longtime tech Grady Champion was interviewed by The Metal Nurse of SkullsNBones.com at this year's NAMM show, which was held January 15-18, 2009 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. They spoke about Dean Guitars' new Dime "Blacktooth" amp, which was designed — with Grady's help — to ...

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KREATOR: Performance Footage Of New Song 'Warcurse' Available

Fan-filmed video footage of German thrashers KREATOR performing the new song "Warcurse" on January 26, 2009 at Koko in London, England can be viewed below (clip uploaded by Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon"). "Hordes Of Chaos", the new album from KREATOR, has registered the following first-week European chart positions: Germany: #16 Austria: #33 Holland: ...

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SOREPTION: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Swedish technical death metallers SOREPTION entered Sidelake Studios on January 3 to begin recording their full-length debut for a tentative late spring release. Video footage of Anton Svedin's guitar-recording sessions at Blue Oyster Studios in Sundsvall, Sweden with producer Tommy Rehn from ANGTORIA can be viewed below. SOREPTION's debut MCD/DVD release, "Illuminate the Excessive", was ...

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RAGE Performs On Germany's 'TV Total'; Video Available

German power metallers RAGE performed on "TV Total", a German late-night television comedy talk show, on January 20. They played their new song "Gib Dich Nie Auf" (translation: "Never Give Up") ahead of the fifth annual Bundesvision Song Contest 2009 in Potsdam, which will feature 16 bands from all 16 German provinces. Watch the performance ...

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HERMAN RAREBELL Discusses SCORPIONS Catalog; Audio Available

For the eighteenth installment of the "Shockwaves Skull Sessions" podcast, host Bob Nalbandian is joined by longtime SCORPIONS drummer/songwriter Herman Rarebell along with hard rock/metal journalists/connoisseurs Jon Sutherland and John Kornarens as the four discuss the tremendous 35-year-plus career of the legendary German rockers SCORPIONS. In this episode, Herman shares for the first time some ...

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IGOR CAVALERA's MIXHELL: Cologne Footage Available

Video footage of MIXHELL — the DJ/hip hop/electro project featuring former SEPULTURA and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY drummer Igor "Iggor" Cavalera and his wife Laima Leyton — performing on December 19, 2008 at Agenda Suicide Club in Cologne, Germany can be viewed below. Igor Cavalera left SEPULTURA in June 2006 due to "artistic differences." He has ...

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THUNDER To Split Following Final U.K. Tour

Veteran U.K. rockers THUNDER have released the following statement: "As we enter THUNDER's 20th anniversary year, we've found ourselves becoming increasingly busy with our various activities outside of the band, and we've come to the conclusion that there are simply not enough hours in the day to fit it all in. Having discussed it at ...

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