January 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

HAMMERFALL Guitarist OSCAR DRONJAK Launches MMA Blog

Oscar Dronjak, guitarist for the Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL, is a maniac for music, but ask him what he dedicates most of his time to outside of recording new albums and touring, and the response is both quick and passionate: mixed martial arts, and the UFC, in particular. When it comes to having knowledge ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Bassist, Drummer Quit

Bassist Terry Butler (SIX FEET UNDER, OBITUARY, DEATH, MASSACRE) has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "I would just like to put it out there that Greg Gall [drums] and I have parted ways with SIX FEET UNDER. "As many of you know, I have been helping OBITUARY out on bass over the past year ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Reveals Possible Setlist For Upcoming Shows

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) has issued the following update: "[Listed below are] some of the songs I will play on the tours and shows in the next few months... with plenty of surprises thrown in! So Eastern Europe; Lima, Peru; Venezuela, Tunisia... ARE YOU READY? ...

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THE FAMINE: 'The Architects Of Guilt' Trailer Released

A trailer for "The Architects Of Guilt", the new album from the North Texas death metal outfit THE FAMINE, can be viewed below. Due on February 15 via Solid State Records, the follow-up to 2008's "The Raven And The Reaping" was produced by D. Braxton Henry (ex-DEVOURMENT) and was mixed by Jason Suecof (THE BLACK ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: 'Mother Maiden' Short Film Released

The first of three short films giving further insight into the concept of WITHIN TEMPTATION's fifth studio album, "The Unforgiving", can be viewed below. The CD was produced by Daniel Gibson and is based on a comic book story written by script writer Steven O'Connell (BloodRayne, Dark 48). The band asked comic artist Romano Molenaar ...

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