January 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

BLOODGOOD Bassist Completes Work On Solo CD

BLOODGOOD bassist Michael Bloodgood has completed work on his new solo worship CD, "The Cross Changes Everything". "Steve Smith (EAGLES, HEART, VAN HALEN, etc.) was retained to mix the project while Craig and I inundated him with our own observations," said Michael. "Quinton Gibson (SONICFLOOD, PETRA, MICHAEL TATE) will be mastering the album in Franklin, ...

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QUEEN Declared 'Top British Band'

BBC News reports that QUEEN has beaten THE BEATLES to be crowned greatest British band of all time by BBC Radio 2 listeners. They pipped the Fab Four in a live contest, trouncing other finalists THE ROLLING STONES, OASIS and TAKE THAT. The bands were judged on songwriting, lyrics, live performances, originality and ...

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INCUBATOR To Release New Album In March

Death metal veterans INCUBATOR are back! After releasing several acclaimed albums in the Nineties, followed by a period of inactivity, the German outfit finished its brand new album, "lieBISSlieder", for a March release via Massacre Records. "lieBISSlieder" shows an updated, but surely not less heavy version of the band. To get an impression, head over ...

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BELPHEGOR Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

Austrian extreme metallers BELPHEGOR have been confirmed for this year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. More than 60 bands will perform on 2 stages. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANATHEMA ANAAL NATHRAKH ANGRA AT THE GATES BELPHEGOR BENIGHTED BORN FROM PAIN CARCASS ...

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MORD Signs With OSMOSE PRODUCTIONS

Norwegian old-school black/death metallers MORD have inked a deal with Osmose Productions. The group's second album, "Necrosodomic Abyss", has already been completed and is tentatively due this spring. MORD was founded in 1999 by Nordra, who recorded the group's first demo as a one-man band in 2001. In 2002, Nordra entered the studio with guitarist ...

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THE ALMIGHTY Frontman Produces CONFEDERACY OF HORSEPOWER

THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick has issued the following update: "I have spent the last two weeks producing the debut album by a bunch of Long Beach/Hollywood/OC desperados called CONFEDERACY OF HORSEPOWER. This is the first full-length album that I have produced for another artist and I have had a lot of fun doing it. ...

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MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO Schedules NAMM Appearance

World-renowned guitar speed phenom Michael Angelo Batio (HOLLAND, NITRO) will appear and sign on behalf of Dean Guitars at NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) convention in Anaheim, CA, January 18-21, Hall B booth #5466. Michael will be promoting and demonstrating his new signature guitar, the Dean MAB-1 AF Armorflame. Details regarding the MAB-1 AF ...

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