January 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

Updated: Official ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Details Revealed

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the heralded hard rock and metal event of the summer, is swiftly becoming the heavy music fans' summertime rite of passage. Today, the fourth annual summertime juggernaut announces the 2011 lineup with DISTURBED, GODSMACK and MEGADETH, joined by MACHINE HEAD, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, and many more of today's most electrifying ...

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KYLESA, RED FANG, HOWL, ATLAS MOTH Added To 'Metalliance Tour'

KYLESA, RED FANG, HOWL and ATLAS MOTH have been confirmed as the support acts for the inaugural Metalliance Tour — featuring HELMET, SAINT VITUS and CROWBAR. The trek will cover the U.S. from March 17 through April 5. Legendary alternative metal band HELMET will perform their 1992 platinum-selling release of "Meantime" in its entirety. The ...

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SAGA Frontman MICHAEL SADLER: 'It's Nice To Be Back!'

Canadian rockers SAGA have been rejoined by the band's original singer, Michael Sadler. The group is in the process of recording a new CD, to be released later this year through Edel AG. Commented Sadler: "Let me begin by saying how touched I am by your overwhelmingly positive reaction to the news of my return ...

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ILLDISPOSED: New Album Cover Artwork Unveiled

Danish extreme metallers ILLDISPOSED will release their new album, "There Is Light (But It's Not For Me)", on March 25 via Massacre Records. The band recorded the CD at Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GOREFEST, SICK OF IT ALL). The "There Is Light (But It's Not For Me)" ...

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VADER To Tour With KRISIUN In June

Polish death metal veterans VADER have issued the following update: "Just at the beginning of June, VADER will start their summer concert season! The band will be shortly after recording their new album (May) and they promised they will present one [or] two new tracks on stage. Summer Campaign 2011 will cover summer festivals and ...

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HÄMATOM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

German thrashers HÄMATOM have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, 2011 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCU§ER ALBERLOUR'S APOCALYPTICA AS I LAY DYING AVANTASIA BATTLE BEAST ...

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