September 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

TOTAL DEVASTATION: New Dates Announced

Finnish death metallers TOTAL DEVASTATION have announced the following live dates: Sep. 05 - Kotka, Finland at Nuorisotalo (w/ BEFORE THE DAWN) Feb. 06 - Kouvola, Finland at Donington (w/ MORRAH, BUTCHER'S BLOCK) Feb. 07 - Saint Petersburg, Russia at Club Arctica (w/ MORRAH, BUTCHER'S BLOCK) "Nation of Rats", the new video from TOTAL DEVASTATION, ...

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THEOCRACY To Release 'Mirror Of Souls' In November

Athens, Georgia-based melodic metal band THEOCRACY will release its new album, "Mirror of Souls", on November 26 in Japan via Soundholic Records. The Japanese version will contain the exclusive bonus track "Wages of Sin". Release dates for Europe and North America will be announced soon. "Mirror of Souls" track listing: 01. A Tower Of Ashes ...

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ELIS: Studio Update

Liechtenstein-based gothic metallers ELIS have entered Mastersound Studio in Germany with producer Alex Krull (ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES) to begin recording their new album. The follow-up to 2006's "Griefshire" will mark the band's first full-length recording with new singer Sandra Schleret, who joined ELIS in December 2006. An early 2009 release via Napalm Records is expected. ...

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RITUAL Albums To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks

Shadow Kingdom Records continues to give attention to some of the classic and rare NWOBHM treasures. This time RITUAL (UK) is getting the royal treatment. This month the heavy metal label is reissuing RITUAL's early albums on CD — "Widow" (1983) and "Valley Of The Kings" (1993) — both albums include bonus tracks, an interview ...

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FIREWIND: 'Head Up High' Video Posted Online

"Head Up High", the new video from the Greek metal sensation FIREWIND, can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's latest album, "The Premonition", which was released in Japan on June 25 through King Records. The LP was made available on a limited-edition CD+DVD including four songs from the band's acclaimed hometown show ...

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TOMBS Completes Work On New Album, Kicks Off European Tour

Brooklyn, New York's TOMBS has completed work on its Relapse debut, "Winter Hours", at the Etching Tin Studios in Richmond, Virginia with engineer Ian Whalen. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Divide", "Gossamer", "The Great Silence", and "Filled With Secrets". A February 2009 release is expected. TOMBS will kick off its European ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE To Write Blockbuster Fiction

According to TheBookseller.com, Sphere publishing director Antonia Hodgson has signed up two novels from Sharon Osbourne, wife of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne. The first book is scheduled for publication in hardback next summer, with a paperback edition to follow. The deal was done through Osbourne's management, Newman Associates, but financial details were not ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Keynote Billboard Touring Conference

According to Billboard.com, KISS co-founder, reality TV star and entrepreneur Gene Simmons will be the Keynote Q&A for the fifth annual Billboard Touring Conference, set for November 19-20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Billboard executive director of content and programming for touring and live entertainment Ray Waddell will conduct the question-and-answer ...

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