April 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

KING OF ASGARD Completes Work On New Album

Swedish Viking metallers KING OF ASGARD have finished recording their second album, "…To North", at Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden with engineer Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND guitarist) at the helm. A July release is expected. Comments bassist Jonas Albrektsson: "The '…To North' master just arrived and it sounds astonishing! Andy La Rocque made ...

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BILOCATE: New Album Artwork, Release Date Revealed

Jordanian dark oriental metallers BILOCATE will release their new album, "Summoning The Bygones", on June 11 via Code666 Records (Aural Music). The artwork was designed by by Matthew Vickerstaff of U.K.'s Darkwave Art (MY DYING BRIDE, DEICIDE, MORBID ANGEL, CRADLE OF FILTH, DECAPITATED, HATE ETERNAL). The CD was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studio ...

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DRIVER: 'Countdown' Artwork, Release Dates Revealed

Reunited '80s melodic heavy rock band DRIVER — featuring powerhouse vocalist Rob Rock (IMPELLITTERI, JOSHUA, WARRIOR, AVANTASIA, AXEL RUDI PELL) and acclaimed guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, JUDAS PRIEST, SEBASTIAN BACH, ROB ROCK, TRIBE OF GYPSIES, HELLOWEEN) — has completed work on its new album, "Countdown", to be released later in the year via ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Officially Announces New Bassist

Michigan's unstoppable sons of molten melodic death metal THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have officially announced the addition of bassist Max Lavelle (BURN IN SILENCE, GORATORY, DESPISED ICON) to the group's ranks. Commented singer Trevor Strnad: "Well, kids, enough with all the secrets… it's about time we in THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER clue you fans in ...

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WHITECHAPEL: New Album Details Revealed

Knoxville, Tennessee death metallers WHITECHAPEL will release their self-titled fourth album on June 19 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was engineered and mixed by Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DEVILDRIVER), who also handled production duties alongside the band. The artwork was created by Aaron Marsh of Forefathers Group with art direction provided by ...

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'Mayhem Festival Cruise': Complete Details Revealed

From the creators of the country's largest touring heavy music festival experience and presented in conjunction with Hal Roseman of Rose Tours comes the first annual Mayhem Festival Cruise, taking place aboard the Carnival Imagination! The maiden voyage of the most crushing cruise on Earth sets sail on Friday, December 7, 2012 from the Port ...

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MORGOTH To Release 'Cursed To Live' Live Album, DVD In June

Resurrected German death metallers MORGOTH will release their first-ever live album and DVD, "Cursed To Live", on June 25 via Century Media Records. The audio tracks were mixed at Unisound Studio in Sweden with Dan Swanö (OPETH, KATATONIA, DISSECTION). "Cursed To Live" is the documentation of MORGOTH's ongoing 20th-anniversary celebration of the band's all-time classic ...

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