October 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

MASTODON: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Atlanta-based progressive metallers MASTODON have set "Crack the Skye" as the title of their new album, due in early 2009 via Reprise Records. The seven-song, 50-minute effort was recorded at Southern Tracks Studios in Atlanta and was produced and mixed by Brendan O'Brien, who has previously worked with VELVET REVOLVER, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, BRUCE ...

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NEGURA BUNGET Are Not Nazi Sympathizers

NEGURA BUNGET's European tour is reportedly in danger of being cancelled after several petitions made their way to the Spanish and French police in which the Romanian black metal band was accused of promoting Nazist and ultranationalist ideas. Emiliano Lanzoni, the manager of NEGURA BUNGET's record company Aural Music, said in a statement, "We've been ...

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SAINT VITUS Confirmed For Holland's ROADBURN FESTIVAL

Legendary U.S. doom metal pioneers SAINT VITUS have been confirmed as the headliner for Friday's April 24 date at the 2009 Roadburn Festival. The 14th annual Roadburn Festival will take place April 23-26, 2009 and will be held at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Commented guitarist David Chandler: "We are extremely happy that ...

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DORO: New Song Posted Online

A new song from the German "metal queen" Doro Pesch entitled "Celebrate" is available for streaming on her MySpace page. The track comes off Doro's new single, "Celebrate (The Night Of The Warlock)", which is scheduled for release on October 31 in Germany and November 3 in most of the rest of Europe ...

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TARJA TURUNEN To Release 'The Seer' 11-Song EP In UK

Following on from her debut album, "My Winter Storm" album, former NIGHTWISH singer supreme Tarja Turunen will release a new 11-track EP on December 1 via Spinefarm Records UK. Titled "The Seer" and featuring a duet with former WARLOCK frontwoman Doro Pesch, the record will come as a limited-edition digipack, and will be available in ...

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Former EINHERJER Frontman Launches SPIRITS OF THE DEAD

Former EINHERJER vocalist Ragnar Vikse, who sang on the group's "Odin Owns Ye All" (1998) and "Norwegian Native Art" (2001) albums, has formed a new band called SPIRITS OF THE DEAD. The group's musical style is described in a press release as "West Norwegian, psychedelic, stoner folk rock." SPIRITS OF THE DEAD's self-titled album was ...

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SENECA Signs With LIFEFORCE RECORDS

Lifeforce Records has announced the signing of Charlotte, North Carolina's SENECA. The band's second full-length album, entitled "Reflections", will be released in early-to-mid-2009. Mixed, mastered, and produced by Jamie King (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, GLASS CASKET, BENEATH THE SKY), the CD will "offer a unique blend of lyrical sincerity, sweeping melody, and vicious anger," ...

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