January 2013 - Blabbermouth Archive

FALLSTAR Signs With FACEDOWN RECORDS

Portland heavy music act FALLSTAR has inked a deal with Facedown Records. The band's new album, "Backdraft", will be released on April 16. The CD's first single, "Shallow Believer", features a guest appearance by MEMPHIS MAY FIRE vocalist Matty Mullins. The official lyric video for the track, which was recorded by engineer Kris Crummett (ALESANA, ...

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Ex-NEVERMORE/FORBIDDEN Guitarist Teams Up With BIOMECHANICAL, MNEMIC, MERCENARY Members

ONE MACHINE is the brainchild of critically acclaimed guitarist/songwriter Steve Smyth (NEVERMORE, FORBIDDEN, DRAGONLORD, VICIOUS RUMORS). An international metal band with classic and modern influences, it features members carefully selected by Smyth: Mikkel Sandager (MERCENARY) on vocals, Jamie Hunt (BIOMECHANICAL) on guitar, Tomas "O'Beast" Koefoed (MNEMIC) on bass and Raphael Saini (CHAOSWAVE) on drums. Smyth ...

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ANCIIENTS: New Song Available For Streaming

"Raise The Sun", a new song from the progressive rock/metal outfit ANCIIENTS, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off the band's debut album, "Heart Of Oak", which will be released in North America on April 16, and will be available on CD, limited-edition double gatefold LP and digitally. The CD ...

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Video: The Creation Of AVENGED SEVENFOLD Guitarist's 'Hellwin' Amplifiers

Schecter Amplification officially launched the Hellwin series of amplifiers — a collaboration between AVENGED SEVENFOLD's Synyster Gates and Schecter Amplification — last week at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show in Anaheim, California. The Hellwin USA 100 is the initial entry in the Hellwin series, a line of products that Schecter Amplification ...

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STRATOVARIUS: New Video Interview Posted Online

Berlin Metal TV recently conducted an interview with STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson. You can now watch the chat below. STRATOVARIUS' new album, "Nemesis", will be released on February 22 via earMUSIC. The CD will be made available as a standard 11-track edition as well as 13-track special edition. A taste of ...

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ADRENALINE MOB To Release 'Covertá' Covers EP In March

ADRENALINE MOB — the band featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen, guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP) and DISTURBED bassist John Moyer — will release "Covertá", an eight-track EP featuring cover versions of some of the group's favorite songs, on March 12. Longtime fans of Portnoy are aware ...

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HEAVEN SHALL BURN To Release 'Veto' In April

German death metal and hardcore fusionists HEAVEN SHALL BURN will release their new album, "Veto", via Century Media Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway: April 19 Rest Of Europe: April 22 Australia, New Zealand, Finland: April 26 USA, Canada: April 30 Comments HEAVEN SHALL BURN guitarist Maik Weichert: "We cannot wait to ...

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INANIMATE EXISTENCE: 'Transcendent Absorbtion' Video Released

"Transcendent Absorbtion", the new Nikko DeLuna-directed video from San Francisco Bay Area technical death metallers INANIMATE EXISTENCE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's debut CD, "Liberation Through Hearing", which was released last July via Unique Leader Records. Recorded in March 2012 at Castle Ultimate Studios with producer Zack Ohren (DECREPIT BIRTH, ...

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