December 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

MEMORY GARDEN Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

MEMORY GARDEN — the Sweden-based band featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson — has been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS ENFORCER JACOBS DREAM KILLERS LONEWOLF MANILLA ROAD MEMORY GARDEN ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Drops Off IN FLAMES Tour

After cancelling several shows last week due to singer Phil Labonte's throat issues, Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS have now officially dropped off the U.S. tour with IN FLAMES, 36 CRAZYFISTS and GOJIRA. Commented the band: "Sorry, but we aren't gonna be at any more of the shows on the IN FLAMES tour. We'll have ...

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SATYRICON Drummer Discusses Band's Musical Progression

Spiritech of Australia's PyroMusic.net recently conducted an interview with drummer Frost (real name: Kjetil Vidar Haraldstad) of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. PyroMusic.net: In what ways do you feel "The Age Of Nero" is an improvement upon "Now, Diabolical"? Frost: I think it's basically better ...

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VIOLENT DIVINE To Release New Album In January

Swedish rockers VIOLENT DIVINE will release their new album, "In Harm's Way", on January 31, 2009 via Misty Recordings. The CD was mixed and produced by Pontus Norgren, guitarist of Swedish metal act HAMMERFALL. It was a natural choice to work together with a highly acclaimed sound engineer and musician like Pontus Norgren, with his ...

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EUROPE Launches Studio Blog

Swedish hard rockers EUROPE will return to the studio this winter to begin recording their eighth studio album for an early 2009 release. The band says, "We invite YOU to visit the new Europetheband blog between December 8 and December 10, and enjoy direct updates, interviews, pics and video! It promises to provide ...

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BATTLE RAM Confirmed For HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Warm-Up Show

Italian power metallers BATTLE RAM will play a special cover set at the official Headbangers Open Air warm-up show on July 22, 2009 at Planet Alsen in Itzehoe, Germany. Headbangers Open Air festival will take place July 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS ...

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