January 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

THE QUILL Taps CHRIS LANEY For New Album Mix

Sweden's THE QUILL has tapped songwriter/producer/artist Chris Laney (real name: Ulf Larsson) to mix the band's new album, due later in the year. The group states, "[Chris] has already presented us with some samples and it sounds really promising. Needless to say, we are psyched!" Behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for THE QUILL's new ...

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RIOT Guitarist Issues New Album Update

The reunited "Thundersteel" lineup of U.S. metal veterans RIOT is continuing work its next studio album, tentatively due later in the year. Commented guitarist Mark Reale: "Things are moving forward and the band sounds great. We have four songs just about done. I just have to finish a few leads and maybe a few backing ...

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URIAH HEEP Signs With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Frontiers Records has announce the signing of legendary British hard rockers URIAH HEEP for the release of their 23rd studio album, tentatively due in April. Following the completion of URIAH HEEP's 40th anniversary tour, the band started the recordings for its new CD in January at Liscombe Park Studios in Buckinghamshire, England. Entitled "Into The ...

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IRON MAIDEN's 'Ed Force One': An Inside Look

Astraeus Airlines was the principal supplier of cargo and passenger carriage on IRON MAIDEN's 2008 "Somewhere Back in Time" tour. The tour covered 20 cities in 13 countries over a period of three months. Astraeus Airlines converted a Boeing 757-200 into a combi aircraft with 20 business class seats with a seat pitch of 59 ...

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