February 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

CHROME DIVISION Completes Work On Third Album

CHROME DIVISION, the Norwegian five-piece featuring DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath (a.k.a. Stian Thoresen) on guitar, has completed work on its third album for an April release via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Marius Strand Studio in Oslo and features the following tracks, among others: "Bulldogs Unleashed", "Zombies & Monsters", "Fight", "Join The ...

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BLACK TIDE To Open For IRON MAIDEN

Miami, Florida's BLACK TIDE will open for British heavy metal legeds IRON MAIDEN at the following shows: April 16 - Bank Atlantic – Sunrise, FL April 17 – St. Pete Times – Tampa, FL Commented BLACK TIDE: "Hope to see you all out there for what is sure to be an unforgettable night!" BLACK TIDE ...

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LD/50 Begins Recording Debut Album

LD/50 — the San Francisco, California-based band featuring Glen Alvelais (TESTAMENT, FORBIDDEN) on guitar, Clark Brown (GEEZER) on vocals, Terry Goss (SCORCHED-EARTH POLICY) on bass, and Tony Providence (A BAND CALLED PAIN) on drums — has entered Trident studios in Concord, California with producer Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, SADUS, TESTAMENT, NIGHT RANGER, VICIOUS RUMORS, HEATHEN, VILE, ...

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ARCHITECTS: 'The Here And Now' First-Week Sales Revealed

"The Here And Now", the new album from the British quintet ARCHITECTS, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 47 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who ...

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BULLET Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish hard rockers BULLET have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, 2011 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCU§ER ALBERLOUR'S APOCALYPTICA AS I LAY DYING AVANTASIA BATTLE ...

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ESSENCE: 'Blood Culture' Video Released

"Blood Culture", the new video from Danish thrash metallers ESSENCE, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Lost In Violence", which will be released on February 25 via Belgium's Ultimhate Records. The CD was recorded at Medley Studios (ARTILLERY, PRINCE, RADIOHEAD, MARY J. BLIGE, KELLY CLARKSON, THE CARDIGANS) in Copenhagen ...

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BELIEVER Completes Work On New Album

Reactivated late '80s/early '90s technical-thrash metallers BELIEVER have finished mixing and mastering their new album for an early 2011 release via Metal Blade Records. The CD was produced by Trauma Team Productions and was mixed by Kevin Gutierrez (RAVEN, PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, DECEASED, DYSRYTHMIA, GARDEN OF SHADOWS) at Assembly Line Studios. Commented the band: "We ...

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