March 2007 - Blabbermouth Archive

ILLDISPOSED Going In More 'Old-School' Direction Upcoming CD

Danish metallers ILLDISPOSED are working on tracks for their next album, scheduled to be recorded sometime this fall. Commented by guitarist/songwriter Jakob Batten: "I have five complete songs ready now, they are recorded in my home studio (instrumentally) and I'm very happy about the result. Three more songs are in progress. This time we're going ...

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MASTER: 'Slaves To Society' Pushed Back To May

Twilight-Vertrieb has pushed back the projected release date of the new album from legendary death metal band MASTER, "Slaves to Society", to May 11 from the previously announced April 13. The CD was recorded at Shaark Studios in Bzenec, Czech Republic and features the following lineup: Paul Speckmann - Bass/Vocals Ales Nejezchleba - Guitars Zdenek ...

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Tribute To KISS Drummer Celebrates Seven Years

TributeAlbums.com is getting ready to celebrate seven years of "Prophecy - A Tribute to Eric Carr". "Prophecy" first hit the scene on April 30th, 2000 at the New York City KISS Expo. To celebrate its seventh anniversary, TributeAlbums.com is making the entire "Prophecy" album available for the very first time via Digital Download for only ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist, Ex-BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Guitarist Write, Produce Songs For DROWNING POOL

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx and former BEAUTIFUL CREATURES guitarist DJ Ashba, with whom Sixx recently launched Funny Farm Studios (an "amazing state-of-the-art facility which includes three full-service studios and an amazing photography studio," according to Sixx) wrote and produced two songs — "Light Another Candle" and "Reason I'm Alive" — on the upcoming DROWNING ...

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Drummer DAVE KINKADE Quits COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN

Drummer Dave Kinkade (ex-DIVINE EMPIRE, MALEVOLENT CREATION) has issued the following update: "I have parted ways with COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN due to engagements I have committed myself to elsewhere and ZERO effort on COUNCIL's behalf to keep the ball rolling. There is a brand new complete album waiting to be released but I guess ...

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ETERNAL GRAY Begins Work On New Album

Israeli death metallers ETERNAL GRAY have issued the following update: "Yes, we kept it quiet since the debut album, 'Kindless', was released in 2002. Two years later, we experienced difficulties with our vocalist/guitarist and had to replace him with another guitarist and a vocalist, as well as finding a new drummer. The band [then] recorded ...

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ANCIENT RITES, SPEARHEAD Confirmed For Germany's HELL'S PLEASURE Festival

ANCIENT RITES (Belgium) and SPEARHEAD (U.K.) are the final two confirmed bands for the Hell's Pleasure festival, set to take place July 21-22 at Motocross-Strecke in Pößneck, Germany. Meanwhile, Sumerian thrashing black metallers MELECHESH were forced to cancel their appearance at the event due to "scheduling conflicts." The festival billing is now shaping up as ...

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STIGMATIZED Signs With DISCONCERT MUSIC

Disconcert Music has announced the signing of Germany's STIGMATIZED, a cutting-edge death metal band that displays its unique style carrying influences from such pillars as DEATH, PESTILENCE and TESTAMENT. The band's first full-length album, entitled "Live in Despair", was recorded at Soundlodge Studios with Jörg Uken (OBSCENITY, GOD DETHRONED) and is already getting great reviews ...

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