November 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

DARK TRANQUILLITY Confirmed For Norway's KARMØYGEDDON 2009 Festival

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have been confirmed for the Karmøygeddon 2009 festival, set to take place April 24-25, 2009 in Haugesund, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: GAMMA RAY DARK TRANQUILLITY BEHEMOTH PRIMAL FEAR AURA NOIR PRIMORDIAL MERCENARY BRAINSTORM SAINT DEAMON THUNDERBOLT GRAVEMACHINE NORDAVIND KRÅKE For more information, visit

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Talks Brazilian Football; Video Available

GlobeEsporte.com has posted video footage of SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser performing the São Paulo Futebol Clube (SPFC) anthem and celebrating the soccer team's third consecutive Brazilian championship. Watch the report below. Kisser's first solo album, "Hubris I & II", is scheduled for release in 2009 via Holland's Mascot Records. A two-disc set, the self-produced effort ...

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VOLBEAT Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Danish metal rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT have been confirmed for next year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany. ICS Festival Service GmbH, which organizes the Wacken Open Air festival, has announced that 50,000 tickets have already been sold for next year's event. The remaining ...

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IRON MAIDEN Prepares To Rock Brazil… Again

CNN.com reports that veteran heavy metal band IRON MAIDEN today announced five new tour dates in Brazil, within months of playing to capacity crowds in some of country's biggest music venues. Last March, they packed out the 40,000 capacity Palmeiras Stadium in Sao Paulo. Next March, they'll be following in the formidable footsteps ...

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TIAMAT In Moscow: More Video Footage Available

Video footage of TIAMAT's November 21, 2008 concert at the Tochka club in Moscow, Russia can be viewed below. More clips can be found at this location. TIAMAT utilized the services of guitarist Johan Nieman (ex-THERION) for its Russian dates following the recent departure of Thomas Wyreson. The group's setlist was as follows: ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: 'Chinese Democracy' First-Week Chart Positions

GUNS N' ROSES' new album, "Chinese Democracy", has registered the following first-week chart positions so far (Note: The album wasn't available a full week in most of these territories when the charts were compiled): Finland: #1 Ireland: #3 Netherlands: #4 Sweden: #4 Spain: #12 Early U.S. sales reports suggest that "Chinese Democracy", which was released ...

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ILLDISPOSED: New Dates Announced

Danish metallers ILLDISPOSED have scheduled the following dates: Jan. 02 - Bamberg, Germany - Winterbreath Festival Jan. 31 - Randers, Denmark - Midwinter Meltdown Festival Feb. 28 - Athens, Greece - Texas-Necropolis Club Mar. 07 - Brixia, Italy - Shining Club Mar. 08 - Codevilla (Pavia), Italy - Thunder Road Apr. 17 - Paderborn, Germany ...

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