January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

CRYSTAL EYES Parts Ways With Singer

Swedish metallers CRYSTAL EYES have issued the following update: "Recently, Nico [Danish singer Søren Nico Adamsen; ARTILLERY] let us know that he didn't have the time to play live with CRYSTAL EYES anymore, so we've decided to carry on as a four-piece band. This is how we've been rehearsing all the time and the only ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Bassist Records Guest Appearance On TIWANAKU Debut

Bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE, BLOTTED SCIENCE) has finished recording a guest appearance on the debut album from TIWANAKU, the central Florida-based metal band featuring Wade Black (CRIMSON GLORY) on vocals, Emo Mowery (ex-NOCTURNUS) on guitar/vocals and Mike Estes (BURNING INSIDE, ACHERON) on guitar. Commenting on Webster's contribution to a track called "Today in Battle", ...

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LILLIAN AXE Signs With BLISTERING RECORDS

New Orleans, Louisiana-based rockers LILLIAN AXE have inked a four-album worldwide deal with the Swedish label Blistering Records. Blistering's U.S. office is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the label is distributed domestically by Ryko. Commented the band: "While searching for a new label over the past year, LILLIAN AXE was looking for a label who ...

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PRIMORDIAL, THYRFING Confirmed For Austria's KALTENBACH OPEN AIR Festival

PRIMORDIAL and THYRFING have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Kaltenbach Open Air festival, set to take place July 16-18, 2009 in Spital am Semmering, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH DARK TRANQUILLITY EINHERJER DYING FETUS PRIMORDIAL BELPHEGOR THYRFING ROTTEN SOUND ABSU DARK FORTRESS EVOCATION VOMITORY LIVIDITY HACKNEYED ...

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IN GRIEF: New Drummer Needed

Drummer Vegard Hellan is leaving Norway's IN GRIEF in April. The band is currently seeking a replacement. IN GRIEF recently inked a deal with Bombworks Records. The group's seven-song, 45-minute debut, "Deserted Soul", will be released in early 2009. Hailing from Norway, IN GRIEF plays its own brand of extreme metal which can best be ...

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WELTER IN THY BLOOD Prepares To Release 'The Transference Of Misery'

Los Angeles, California-based three-piece black funeral doom act WELTER IN THY BLOOD will have its album "The Transference of Misery" released in early 2009 via the Dutch labels Totalvernichtung and Todesstunde. It will be made available as a full-length LP, limited to 300 copies, through Todesstunde, and a CD version will follow through Totalvernichtung, limited ...

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DYSRHYTHMIA Guitarist Releases Solo Album

Guitarist Kevin Hufnagel of Philadelphia's progressive instrumental trio DYSRHYTHMIA has released his first full-length solo album, "Songs for the Disappeared", via his own imprint Nightfloat Recordings. According to a press release, "Songs for the Disappeared" is "an album which seeks to unify eclectic and exploratory uses of the acoustic guitar into a cohesive and gripping ...

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