December 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

OPETH Mainman Describes First Two Songs Written For Next Studio Album

Abed Loutfi and Fredrik Molin of Uppsala Student Radio 98.9 spoke to guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH on Friday, November 30 during the band's "Swedish Heritage Tour 2012". Asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for OPETH's follow-up to 2011's "Heritage" album, Mikael said (see video below): "I have one new ...

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METAL HAMMER GREECE Releases IRON MAIDEN Tribute Compilation

"Beast Over Greece" is Metal Hammer Greece's compilation album which features Greek bands covering tracks from IRON MAIDEN's legendary career. The CD will be given away free with Metal Hammer Greece issue 337, on sale Wednesday, December 5. Commented Metal Hammer Greece: "IRON MAIDEN's music is divine. The whole heavy metal universe humbly worships their ...

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THAUROROD: Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Finnish/Swedish power metallers THAUROROD entered Rockstar Productions studio in the band's hometown of Hyvinkää, Finland on November 29 to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2013 release. The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the studio can be seen below. THAUROROD recently announced the addition of Swedish singer Andi ...

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VOIVOD: 'Target Earth' EPK Available

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Target Earth", the new album from Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD, can be seen below. The seven-minute clip contains behind-the-scenes footage, plus an exclusive interview with drummer Michel "Away" Langevin and guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain about the making of the CD. Due on January 22, 2013 (one day earlier internationally) ...

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MASTODON To Contribute New Song To 'Monsters University' Animated Film

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON are writing and recording a song for the upcoming animated film "Monsters University". Due out June 21, 2013, "Monsters University" is the prequel to 2001's "Monsters, Inc." Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles in the prequel as the wise-cracking Mike Wazowski and lovable Sulley. MASTODON contributed several original songs ...

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SOIL Guitarist Interviewed In Glasgow (Video)

On November 30, Planetmosh conducted an interview with guitarist Adam Zadel of Chicago heavy rockers SOIL at The Arches in Glasgow during the band's U.K. tour with FOZZY. You can watch the chat below. SOIL recently launched an interactive pre-sale campaign on Kickstarter to enable fans to participate in the release of the ...

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JORN To Release 'Symphonic' In January

Frontiers Records will release of a very special album from Norwegian hard rock singer Jorn Lande entitled "Symphonic" on January 25 in Europe and January 22 in North America. "Symphonic" is not a proper new album, but rather a selection of tracks taken from Jorn's previous studio releases, which have been carefully selected by the ...

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