December 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

Watch VINNIE PAUL's New Year's Eve Party Live Tonight

Drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott (HELLYEAH, ex-PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) will broadcast his New Year's Eve party live as he plays cover songs with his side project GASOLINE with some special secret musician friends. The show is streaming live on Ustream.com which allows anyone to start his/her own streaming web channel for free. The show will be live ...

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CHARON Guitarist Forced To Sit Out Moscow Show

Guitarist Lauri Tuohimaa of Finnish gothic metallers CHARON was hospitalized this Christmas due to a blood clot. As a result, Lauri is unable to travel at this time and he's currently recovering at home. For this the reason, Lauri cannot take part in the band's New Year's Eve show at Club Relax in Moscow, Russia. ...

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AC/DC, METALLICA Among Best-Selling Albums Of 2008

Billboard.com reports that AC/DC and METALLICA's latest releases were among the Top 10 best-selling albums of 2008. According to Nielsen SoundScan, AC/DC's Wal-Mart-exclusive release, "Black Ice" (Columbia), sold 1.92 million copies to rank No. 5 for the year. It was also held back from digital retailers. METALLICA's "Death Magnetic" (Warner Bros.) came in ...

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SPLATTERED MERMAIDS To Enter Studio In January

SPLATTERED MERMAIDS, the Swedish death/grind band featuring members of DERANGED and VISCERAL BLEEDING, will enter the studio in January to record 2-3 new tracks and reworked versions of two old tunes for a split CD with FEKALIZATOR. The group says, "The new songs are fast and will have some really groovy breakdowns. We're really happy ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: 'Deluxe Edition' Reissues Detailed

According to MusicTAP, Sanctuary Records will release four two-CD "deluxe edition" albums by MOTÖRHEAD on January 27. The details are as follows: * "Ace of Spades" will contain an added disc with "Dirty Love", a B-side to "Ace of Spades", 11 outtake alternate versions of songs from the album, and a three-song "Jensen ...

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ANCESTRAL LEGACY Signs With FEMME METAL RECORDS

Norwegian/Mexican symphonic metal band ANCESTRAL LEGACY has inked a deal with Femme Metal Records. The group's debut album, "Nightmare Diaries", will be released in early 2009. ANCESTRAL LEGACY recently announced the addition of vocalist Isadora Cortina to the group's ranks. The 20-year-old singer from Mexico can be heard on the track "Atrapada En Pesadillas" on ...

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