January 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

BLOODTHORN Prepare To Release 'Genocide'

Norwegian death metallers BLOODTHORN will release their fourth studio album, "Genocide", in January/February via Red Stream Inc. (Morningstar Records in Europe). The long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Under the Reign of Terror" was recorded at Godt Selskap Studio (CHTON, GRIFFIN, KEEP OF KALESSIN) in Trondheim, Norway with producer Knut Fug Prytz (NECROPHAGIA). The CD, which has ...

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PYRAMAZE, WASTEFALL Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA VII Festival

Danish/American metallers PYRAMAZE (featuring ex-BALANCE OF POWER singer Lance King) and Greece's WASTEFALL are the first two bands confirmed for the ProgPower USA VII festival, set to take place in September at Earthlink Live In Atlanta, Georgia. PYRAMAZE will open the two-day festival on a Friday, while WASTEFALL will kick things off the next day. ...

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MISERY SIGNALS Part Ways With Vocalist, Seek Replacement

Milwaukee, WI's metalcore act MISERY SIGNALS have parted ways with vocalist Jesse Zaraska. Zaraska was a founding member of the band since 2002 and had done vocals on both the group's debut EP and acclaimed full-length, "Of Malice and the Magnum Heart". The band will be holding auditions for a new vocalist. Interested parties are ...

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KAYO DOT: New Tour Dates Announced

KAYO DOT, the Boston, Massachusetts-based "avant-metal" project featuring former members of the now-defunct MAUDLIN OF THE WELL, return to the road this January, hot on the heels of a seven-week U.S. tour this past fall. The band will be on the road a lot this year in support of their sophomore album, "Dowsing Anemone with ...

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DEATHEAD Announce New Drummer

DEATHEAD, the Utah-based thrashers who recently signed with Infernal Agony Productions, have announced the addition of drummer Jason Kallas (also of FUGUE) to the group's ranks. The band (which also features guitarist/singer Chris Jester, guitarist Dan Coxey and bassist Joe Connelly) will enter Half Fast Studio on January 14 to begin laying down tracks. The ...

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MOLLY HATCHET Guitarist Sticks Up For 'Man's Best Friend' In New PETA Ads

In his latest effort to help PETA help animals, MOLLY HATCHET lead guitarist Bobby Ingram has recorded four brand-new radio public service announcements (PSAs) that encourage people to be responsible guardians of their dogs and cats. The venerable Southern band's recent resurgence in popularity — they were recently featured on the "Dukes of Hazzard" soundtrack ...

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SANGRE ETERNA To Open For RIGOR MORTIS In San Francisco

SANGRE ETERNA, the new Oakland, California–based metal band featuring drummer Chris Kontos (ex-MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT, ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT, VERBAL ABUSE) and bassist Sean Smithson (SACRILEGE BC, GRINCH, THE UNCALLED FOUR), will be supporting reunited Texas thrashers RIGOR MORTIS on Monday, January 23 at The Pound SF in San Francisco, California. Also appearing on the bill are ...

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SPARZANZA To Enter Studio This Weekend

Swedish hard rockers in SPARZANZA will enter the Tigra Music studio on January 7 with producer Rikard Löfgren to begin recording their third album, "Banisher of the Light", due later in the year. Löfgren, a former member of the death metal band DAWN OF DECAY and the goth act BAY LAUREL, also produced the band's ...

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