January 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

SOLSIKK Featuring Former BIOMECHANICAL Members: New Music Posted Online

SOLSIKK, the new U.K.-based metal band featuring former BIOMECHANICAL members Chris Webb (guitar) and Matt C. (drums), has uploaded some of its new material to the group's MySpace page. Commented Matt: "Speaking from a personal perspective, it's really been a great, fun and rewarding process working, playing and recording with new (and old) bandmates, and ...

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Germany's RITUAL To Release New Album In March

German hardcore band RITUAL will release its new album, "Beneath Aging Flesh And Bone", on March 17 via Reflections Records. According to a press release, RITUAL has "created a record that combines melody, heaviness, anger and angst to an absolute hardcore masterpiece." "Beneath Aging Flesh And Bone" is "the best, the smartest, the most reflected ...

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DARKEST GRACE: Debut Album Out Now

Seattle, Washington-based metal band DARKEST GRACE, which features in its ranks former members DAMNAGED, has officially released its debut album, "Welcoming The Nightmare" via Straight Razor Entertainment (formerly LaMafia Records), the new artist-development company launched by producer Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, RINGWORM, DROWNING POOL), CHIMAIRA bassist Jim LaMarca and former MUSHROOMHEAD manager Trent Weller. The CD ...

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HATEBREED's All-Covers Album 'For The Lions' Due In May

Connecticut-based hardcore/metal band HATEBREED will release an all-covers album, entitled "For the Lions", in May via Koch Records. The CD is expected to include HATEBREED's renditions of songs by SLAYER, MISFITS, METALLICA, JUDGE, CRO-MAGS, D.R.I., NEGATIVE APPROACH, AGNOSTIC FRONT, MADBALL, SHEER TERROR and OBITUARY, among others. A snippet of HATEBREED's cover of SLAYER's "Ghost of ...

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RAVENS CREED Issues Studio Update

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward, as well as Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske, entered the studio earlier this month to begin recording their debut album, "Albion Thunder", for a late spring/early summer release. The CD will contain 12 songs with a running time ...

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Metal Bands Offer SUPER BOWL Predictions

Though football isn't the most extreme sport out there, it garners some pretty extreme musicians as fans, which is why Rhapsody questioned the metal community to find what bands are pulling for what team when it comes to Cardinals vs. Steelers this Sunday. Check out predictions from GWAR, TRIVIUM, MUNICIPAL WASTE, AS I LAY DYING, ...

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DRAGONFORCE, DELAIN Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

DRAGONFORCE and DELAIN have been confirmed for this year's Waldrock festival, set to take place June 13, 2009 in Burgum, Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BLACK STONE CHERRY CARCASS DELAIN DRAGONFORCE EPICA HEAVEN AND HELL KILLSWITCH ENGAGE MOTÖRHEAD PAPA ROACH PILGRIMZ TRIVIUM WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM

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