January 2007 - Blabbermouth Archive

SPHERE: Debut Album Sample Available For Download

Polish technical death metal newcomers SPHERE — featuring ex-members of HATE and PYORRHOEA — have posted an MP3 of the song "Next Morning's Mass" at this location. The track comes off the group's debut album, "Damned Souls Rituals", due mid-January via Empire Records, attached to Thrash 'Em All magazine. "Damned Souls Rituals" track ...

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CHRIS POLAND's OHM: More California Dates Announced

OHM:, the group led by former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland, has announced three NAMM convention-area shows in late January: Jan. 18 - The Baked Potato - Studio City, CA Jan. 19 - The Blue Café - Huntington Beach, CA Jan. 20 - Winston's San Diego - San Diego, CA OHM: recently spent time in the ...

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ENDO Officially Calls It Quits

Miami, Florida hard rock band ENDO has apparently split up after experiencing inner turmoil. Since playing the second stage on Ozzfest 2003, they were dropped by DV8/Columbia Records, and tried to go the independent route before finally going their separate ways last year due to "drama," according to an online posting by vocalist Gil Bitton ...

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INCANTATION Issues End-Of-Year Update

Pennsylvania-based death metallers INCANTATION have issued the following update: "We are home from tour now and busy working on plans for 2007. "First off, we want to thank INTERNAL SUFFERING and YEAR OF DESOLATION for being excellent bands to tour with. We got along great with them and are looking forward to hanging out with ...

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Ex-RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY To Release 'Historical Box Set'

Former RATT vocalist Stephen Pearcy has entered into a management agreement with the California-based Jeff Keller Management LLC (management home for HERMAN RAREBELL, Jaime St. James of BLACK 'N BLUE, AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, and OMEN). With this agreement, Jeff Keller will represent Pearcy for his solo endeavors, as well as assisting with development for Pearcy's label, ...

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ASTRAL DOORS: New Album Due Before End Of Year

Swedish metallers ASTRAL DOORS, who feature in their ranks LION'S SHARE vocalist Patrik Johansson, have issued the following update: "So far we have recorded the vocals to five new songs and my feeling is that this time you will hear a couple of new sides of ASTRAL DOORS. For example, today's song is a heavy-ballad ...

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RAM: German Tour Dates Announced

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (ex-FROZEN EYES, NME WITHIN) and Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), has lined up the following German dates in early April: Apr. 05 - Kofferfabrik, Furth, GER Apr. 06 - Die Halle, Frankfurt, GER Apr. 07 - Raz, Datteln, GER Apr. 08 - K4E Festival, Headbangers Ballroom, ...

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ARMAGEDON: New Songs Posted Online

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico-based prog-power metal band ARMAGEDON has uploaded four brand new songs ("Madre Tierra", "Guerrero", "Regresa" and "Imperio De Maldad") to its MySpace page. ARMAGEDON, whose first-self-titled album was recorded in 1992, currently consists of the following musicians: Mauricio Beltran (vocals) Hector Rodriguez (guitar) Sergio Carlos (drums) Christopher Diaz (keyboards) Abraham ...

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