February 2007 - Blabbermouth Archive

REQUIEM LAUS Hard At Work On 'The Eternal Plague'

Funchal, Portugal's REQUIEM LAUS has signed a personal management contract with Theresa Aldao and Bryan Hilyard's artist development company Strictly Heavy Management (SHM). SHM has been managing rock and metal bands with exclusive worldwide contracts since 1995. REQUIEM LAUS formed in 1994 under the name REQUIEM and released its first demo called "Life Fading Existence". ...

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MARILYN MANSON: 'The Hole Is Where The Heart Is'

Austin Scaggs of Rolling Stone magazine's "Smoking Section" recently got a preview of MARILYN MANSON's new album, "Eat Me, Drink Me", at a Los Angeles-area recording studio. Scaggs writes that he was "blown away" by the CD, which includes a six-minute epic, "If I Was Your Vampire", with the lyric "The hole is where the ...

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AVENGER Changes Name, Announces New Members

The Newcastle, U.K.-based NWOBHM band formerly performing as AVENGER has changed its name to AVENGER UK. "This is due to confusion over the number of the several other European 'AVENGERs' and also because of conflict over the band’s name with former bass player Mick Moore," the group writes in a statement. In other news, AVENGER ...

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CAGE: 'Hell Destroyer' Covr Artwork Revealed

San Diego, California-based heavy metal band CAGE has posted the cover artwork for its upcoming fourth album, entitled "Hell Destroyer", on its official web site. The cover artwork was created, once again, by Marc Sasso, who did the cover for CAGE's third CD, "Darker Than Black", and who has also worked with HALFORD, ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Announces Internet-Only Release Of YOUNG/HOLIDAY Project

Guitarist Jeff Young (MEGADETH, BADI ASSAD, ROKTOPUSS) has announced the Internet-only release of his 1992 post-MEGADETH project featuring cult vocal sensation Debby Holiday. The official release date is Jeff's birthday, March 31, 2007. This limited Internet event features four never-before-released songs from the YOUNG/HOLIDAY project. The four "heavy-blues-infused-rock" tracks were written and recorded against the ...

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GOAT THE HEAD Signs With TABU RECORDINGS

Tabu Recordings has announced the signing of "primal caveman' death metal act GOAT THE HEAD. Hailing from the muddy areas surrounding the river Nidelva in the Norwegian wilderness, GOAT THE HEAD are "a barbaric four-piece that strip 'raw' of its archaic meaning," according to a press release. "Musically brutal, uncouth and coarse in appearance, the ...

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