December 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

INCANTATION, GENERAL SURGERY, THE 11TH HOUR, ACROSTICHON Confirmed For Holland's STONEHENGE

INCANTATION, GENERAL SURGERY, THE 11TH HOUR and ACROSTICHON have been confirmed for the Stonehenge "underground metal festival," set to take place Saturday, July 31, 2010 at De Buze in Steenwijk, The Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ACROSTICHON CARACH ANGREN CATTLE DECAPITATION GENERAL SURGERY GOROD GOTHMINISTER HACRIDE INCANTATION MOKER THE 11TH HOUR ...

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ASSAILANT Splits With Record Label

ASSAILANT, the Umeå, Sweden-based band featuring guitarist Oscar Norberg ("little brother" of Emil of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS fame and Nils Norberg of NOCTURNAL RITES), has split with Dockyard 1, the label that issued the group's first two albums — "Wicked Dream" (2008) and "Nemesis Within" (2006). Commented the band: "We, ASSAILANT, have decided to leave Dockyard ...

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HIM To Kick Off U.S. Tour In March

HIM frontman Ville Valo tells Billboard.com that the band will start touring in mid-February, with showcase dates in Europe and followed by a run on the Soundwave tour in Australia with JANE'S ADDICTION and FAITH NO MORE. The Finnish hard rockers will then tour the U.K. and hit North America for a lengthy ...

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LACUNA COIL: New Audio Interview With ANDREA FERRO Available

Valerie Bastien, a contributing editor to The Voice Connection and RockSource360, recently conducted an interview with vocalist Andrea Ferro of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. LACUNA COIL was honored in the "Best Editing" category at the "Premio Videoclip Italiano" ceremony (Italian Videoclip Awards) ...

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CELESTY Vocalist Quits

Vocalist Antti Railio has left Finnish symphonic power metallers CELESTY. He explains in a statement, "I have already for a long time felt my place in CELESTY to be merely an exit station in a long-overdue relationship that I just didn't know how to let go. "I have not felt in a long time the ...

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DAVID SHANKLE GROUP Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Replacement

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP (DSG), the band led by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle, has parted ways with vocalist Kyle Michaels (MASI, RAVAGE, GEEZER BUTLER) and has replaced him with Warren Halvarson. According to a press release, Warren is "one the foremost singers in the Chicago metal scene and has worked with and played with many ...

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