November 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

OPETH Planning String Of Shows To Celebrate 20-Year Anniversary

Guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH has issued the following update: "Just got back from the little trek-trippie-trip to Japan and Australia. Had a WONDERFUL time! Japan was awesome! "We only played two shows, Tokyo and Osaka and both were real nice. We were so jetlagged it was insane; I can't remember ever ...

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IN VIRTUE To Release Debut Album Next Month

American power metal band IN VIRTUE will release its long-awaited debut CD, "Delusions of Grandeur", on December 11. The CD includes seven original tracks, with female vocals courtesy of Corinne Reif and death vocals by the band's lead guitarist and composer, Trey Xavier. According to the group, "Delusions of Grandeur" "combines our many influences set ...

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DEVANIC Parts Ways With Guitarist, Seeks Replacement

Austrian melodic death metallers DEVANIC are once again searching for a new lead guitarist. The band states, "After some months of working together with Erik [Bay, who joined the group in January 2009], the band decided that it doesn't make sense to go any further. So, if you are a lead guitarist and willing to ...

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GOJIRA Frontman To Guest On New KRUGER Album

Guitarist/vocalist Joseph Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA has recorded a guest appearance on the forthcoming fourth album from Swiss noise-mongers KRUGER, entitled "For Death, Glory And The End Of The World". According to KRUGER, Duplantier laid down "a few main vocal parts" in the song "Muscle". "For Death, Glory And The End Of The ...

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KYPCK Recording Second Album

KYPCK ("Kursk" in the western alphabet) — the Russian-singing Finnish doom metal band featuring former SENTENCED guitarist Sami Lopakka (a.k.a. S.S. Lopakka) — has entered the studio to begin recording its second album. More details will be revealed soon. KYPCK's "Stalingrad" video can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's debut album, "Cherno", ...

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME: 'Obfuscation' Video Released

"Obfuscation", the new video from the Raleigh, North Carolina-based progressive metalcore quintet BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's new album, "The Great Misdirect", which sold 13,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 36 on The Billboard ...

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Former MURPHY'S LAW/DANZIG Guitarist Launches Two New Bands

Guitarist Todd Youth (MURPHY'S LAW, D-GENERATION, DANZIG) has launched two new bands, THE ROYAL HIGHNESS and CAPRICORN. Commented Youth: "THE ROYAL HIGHNESS is my new band. All the members have worked together before. Skye (lead vocals, ex-BULLETS AND OCTANE) had been in THE CHELSEA SMILES and sang on the last SON OF SAM record that ...

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REDEMPTION: Rare Headlining Shows Announced

Los Angeles-based progressive metal band REDEMPTION has scheduled the following dates: Feb. 04 - Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA Feb. 05 - U.B's - Mesa, AZ Commented REDEMPTION guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk: "These will in all likelihood be the only headlining shows we play in the States in 2010, so they will ...

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SATAN'S HOST Live In Denver; Video Available

Video footage of SATAN'S HOST's October 31, 2009 performance at the Iliff Park Saloon in Denver, Colorado can be viewed below. SATAN'S HOST's new album, "Power ~ Purity ~ Perfection: 999", was released in October via Moribund Records. The CD was recorded at Flatline Audio with producer Dave Otero and features the group's latest additions, ...

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