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01/23/13

IMMOLATION Comment on Decibel Magazine Tour!

After a bloody successful maiden voyage in 2012, Decibel Magazine is doubling down on veteran star power for their second annual national tour. This spring, the plague spreads as they bring you three living legends of death metal and grindcore: preeminent gore institution CANNIBAL CORPSE; rabble-rousing U.K. grind icons NAPALM DEATH, and NYDM stalwarts IMMOLATION.

“I can’t even articulate how excited we are to be part of this year’s Decibel Magazine tour,” commented bassist/vocalist Ross Dolan. “This is going to be an amazing tour for all death/grind fans and it will be a great honor to once again share the stage with our longtime friends inCANNIBAL CORPSE and NAPALM DEATH. Both are amazing bands and great people that have been consistently delivering the goods to the fans for over 25 years.  It is THE tour of 2013 for extreme metal, and we expect to see all our friends and fans across North America there to support this killer package.  Hail Decibel!!!”

Twenty premium packages are available in each market that include your ticket to the show, a tour T-shirt, a tour poster, a super-exclusive “Skip the Line” pass to move you to the front when doors open, one free track, “Scourge of Iron” from the forthcoming CANNIBAL CORPSE box set, Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal (3/19), and one 10% off coupon for a purchase on Indiemerchstore.com. The price of this package is less than you would spend on a ticket and a tour shirt at the show! More details, including ticket info, will be announced at www.decibelmagazinetour.com.


2013 DECIBEL MAGAZINE TOUR 

CANNIBAL CORPSENAPALM DEATHIMMOLATION + Special Guests!
May 10 / Houston, TX / Fitzgerald’s
May 11 / Dallas, TX / Trees
May 12 / San Antonio, TX / Backstage Live
May 14 / Tucson, AZ / The Rock
May 15 / Ramona, CA / Ramona Mainstage
May 16 / Santa Ana, CA / The Observatory
May 17 / Oakland, CA / Oakland Metro
May 18 / Portland, OR / Wonder Ballroom
May 19 / Seattle, WA / El Corazon
May 21 / Vancouver, BC / Commodore Ballroom
May 22 / Calgary, AB / MacEwan Ballroom
May 23 / Edmonton, AB / Starlight Room
May 24 / Regina, SK / Riddell Centre
May 25 / Winnipeg, MB / The Garrick
May 26 / St. Paul, MN / Mill City Nights
May 28 / Chicago, IL / Bottom Lounge
May 29 / Detroit, MI / Harpos
May 30 / Buffalo, NY / Town Ballroom
May 31 / Toronto, ON / The Phoenix
Jun 01 / Montreal, QC / Club Soda
Jun 02 / Boston, MA / Royale
Jun 04 / New Haven, CT / Toad’s Place
Jun 05 / Brooklyn, NY / Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jun 06 / Philadelphia, PA / Union Transfer
Jun 07 / Cleveland, OH / Peabodys
Jun 09 / St. Louis, MO / Pops
Jun 11 / Atlanta, GA / Masquerade
Jun 12 / Orlando, FL / Beacham

New York death metal legends, IMMOLATION, recently wrapped up recording at Sound Studios in Millbrook, NY with longtime producer Paul Orofino for their ninth full-length album. The follow up to their 2010 release Majesty and Decay, was mixed and mastered once again by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISHDECREPIT BIRTHSUFFOCATION).

For photos of the band in the studio click here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151187378108628.504649.111398018627&type=3.

For a free download of their recent Scion A/V Presents: Immolation – Providence EP visit http://www.scionav.com/collection/808

Latest music videos:
“A Glorious Epoch” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMuzlblOBq8
“Illumination” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFimlFRqQhA

Visit IMMOLATION online at: www.facebook.com/IMMOLATION | www.twitter.com/IMMOLATIONband | www.EVERLASTINGFIRE.com

En Route To Heavy MTL: Oderus Urungus (Dave Brockie) of GWAR To Guest Judge Round 2

  

Following the success of the inaugural edition in 2012, Dungeon Works Productions and Evenko are proud to present En Route to Heavy MTL 2013 and the selected twenty bands that will be battling it out over the next five months to win one of two opening slots at this year’s 2013 HVY MTL.

 

Battle 2 of the BOTB will take place on Thursday, February 7th at Les Katacombes (1635 St-Laurent Blvd) with special guest judges GWAR‘s vocalist Dave Brockie best known as Oderus Urungus, along with Slaves on Dopevocalist and CHOM 97.7FM DJ Jason Rockman, plusaward winning producer/mixer Glen Robinson (GWAR, Voivod, Grim Skunk) (more credits can be found here), along with local music industry for the alternative metal night.

 

Competing bands: Alternative Metal Night

Ogenix – http://www.reverbnation.com/ogenix

Projekt F – http://www.projektf.net/

D.O.T. – http://www.facebook.com/dotarmy

Truth or Scare – http://www.reverbnation.com/truthorscare

 

Event Details:

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/181396845317271/

Ticket Purchase: http://www.admission.com/event/en-route-vers-heavy-mtl-2013-bataille-2-billets/704421 & La Boutique Labyrinthe: 486 Ste. Catherine Ouest

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013

Time: 8:30PM

Cost: $12 Advance / $15 Door

sponsored by:

Budweiser – http://www.budweiser.ca/
Jagermeister – http://www.jagermeister.ca/
Galaxie – http://www.galaxie.ca/
Revolutionary Longboards – https://www.facebook.com/RevolutionaryLongboards
Godin Guitars – http://www.godinguitars.com/
Delta Hotels – https://www.deltahotels.com/Hotels/Delta-Montreal
Italmélodie – http://www.italmelodie.com/
La Boutique Labyrinthe – http://www.labyrintherock.com/
Slick Styled Steel Tattoo & Piercing – http://www.slickstyledsteel.com/
HMMAC – https://www.facebook.com/HMMACANADA
Absolute Underground Magazine – https://www.facebook.com/groups/10034445807/

For more info, please visit (www.dungeonworksprods.com & http://heavymtl.com/en/jouer-heavy/)

Rounds to come!

 

Progressive Death Metal Night:
Brought By Pain – http://www.facebook.com/broughtbypain
Pronostic – http://www.facebook.com/pronosticofficial
Tunguska Mammoth – http://tunguskamammoth.bandcamp.com/
Derelict – http://derelictmetal.com/

 

Prog/Power/Epic Metal Night:
Transcend – http://www.reverbnation.com/transcendband
Eclipse Prophecy – http://www.facebook.com/eclipseprophecy
Kalter (Quebec City) – http://kalterofficial.com/
Unbeing – http://www.unbeingmusic.com/

 

Deathcore Night:
Rosewood – http://www.facebook.com/RosewoodMTL
Self Collapse – http://www.reverbnation.com/selfcollapsemetal
Of Temples – http://www.facebook.com/oftemples
Death Lullaby – http://www.deathlullaby.com/

 BEISSERT reveals new song and album details

German Sludge/Groove Metal gents BEISSERT have revealed a new song in their repertoire as well as details of their 3rd in career album. The release entitled Darkness Devil Death” will invade the shops on the 12th of March in Europe and 30th of April in North America on Agonia Records. Première track off the album can be streamed at this location:

http://youtu.be/XhOTQIBg9hk

The cover of Darkness Devil Death presents itself as follows:

BEISSERT is a wild crossover between Rock, Sludge, Groove and Heavy Metal, led by memorable and characteristic vocals by BSSRT. The new album is recommended for fans of Mike PattonFantomasCluthHigh On FirePantera and Nevermore.

Darkness Devil Death was recorded and mixed at Kohlekeller Studio by Kristian Kohlmannslehner (BurdenCrematoryPowerwolfAva Inferi) and will feature a guest appearance of Thor Sten from Burden.

Tracklist:
1. Thy Chthonic Cathedral
2. DarknessDevilDeath
3. Age Ov Darkness
4. Zorn Der Geister
5. My Path Shall Be Your Wrath
6. Perm Trias
7. I Am The Lore
8. Do What Thou Wilt
9. DXXXV
10. De Profundis Clamavi
11. Die Diamantenen Tore Der Hoelle [Polaris]

Website: http://deathworship.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beissert.dwtw

 

NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV: Newest Bands Locked Down

The latest round of bands confirmed to storm the stage at NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV has today been announced. The fresh additions to the brutal three-day event include AlleageonAlpha & OmegaBorn LowMurderDeathKill and Dark Sermon, as well as Baltimore hardcore squad Trapped Under Ice and New Jersey’s renowned explosive tech metal practitioners The Dillinger Escape Plan.

 

A tour based around the fest has also been created by MassConcerts, something they’ve done for the past four years. Dubbed Mission Quest to Metal Fest, the trek was formed in order to help a few of the bands get to and from NEMHF this year. This year the tour unifies ExpireAlpha & OmegaPower TripTwitching Tongues and Antagonist A.D. on a ten-date assault leading up to their individual performances at the festival. Stated promoter Scott Lee on the formation of this built-in tour: “We are really proud of this year’s lineup, and to bring these bands together leading up to it. The tour includes Expire who played last year, California powerhouse Alpha & Omega, Power Trip who is an up-and-coming hardcore band from Texas, and Twitching Tongues. We’re also very excited to have Antagonist A.D. from New Zealand; they are the band coming from the farthest away for the fest. Pretty happy to have them; we love putting foreign bands on the bill!”

 

Mission Quest to Metal Fest

w/ ExpireAlpha & OmegaPower TripTwitching TonguesAntagonist A.D:

4/08/2013 The Underground – Phoenix, AZ

4/09/2013 The Studio – Tucson, AZ

4/10/2013 The War Room – El Paso, TX

4/12/2013 The Low Key Parts – Hot Springs, AR

4/13/2013 The Hatch – Evansville, IN

4/14/2013 Skate Naked – Columbus, OH

4/15/2013 907 Lincoln – Ann Arbor, MI

4/16/2013 Funeral Home – Buffalo, NY

4/17/2013 West Side Park – Wilkes Barre, PA

4/18/2013 Moose Lodge – Glen Cove, NY

4/19-21/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest XV

 

This follows the announcement that the third annual Metal Alliance Tour will provide audio annihilation from ExodusMunicipal WasteHoly Grailand headliners Anthrax performing Among The Living in its entirety, as well as additional headliners Hatebreed, Opeth and Suicidal Tendenciesand nearly fifty more acts from all walks of the extreme music spectrum. The three-day event will take place the weekend of April 19th, 20th and 21st at the historic Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts marking its 15th anniversary. Info on the kick-off party on Thursday, April 18th will be announced soon.

 

Continuous updates will be made and coverage opportunities for the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL are available via Earsplit PR, an official sponsor of this year’s event.

 

Friday, April 19th: Anthrax, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Exodus, Municipal Waste, Black Breath, Holy Grail, VYGR, Multilation Rites, Trap Them, Death Before Dishonor, Xibalba, The Mongoloids, Power Trip, Expire, Twitching Tongues, Alleageon, Suburban Scum, Rude Awakening, The Greenery, Disgrace, Antagonist AD, The Greenery, Battlecross

 

Saturday, April 20th: Opeth, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Katatonia, Trollfest, Tyr, Hellsot, Heidevolk, Ensiferum, Alpha & Omega, Born of Osiris, After The Burial, Dead By Wednesday, The Contortionist, Legion, Erra, Fit For An Autopsy, Born Low, MurderDeathKill, Sworn In, Reflections, Mouth of the South, Ark of the Covenant, Those Who Fear, Saving Grace, Years Since The Storm, Mouth of the South, King 810

 

Sunday, April 21st: Suicidal Tendencies, Miss May I, Texas In July, Trapped Under Ice, Glass Cloud, Your Memorial, No Mercy, I Declare War, Foundation, Remembering Never, Bracewar, Mother of Mercy, Agitator, Incendiary, Thick As Blood, Dark Sermon, To The Wind

 

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2013 Ticket Prices/Packages:

Weekend Pass For All 3 Days – $90 [BUY HERE]

Thursday, April 18th – Kick Off Party – $12 In Advance/$15 Day-Of [BUY HERE]

Friday, April 19th: $35 In Advance/$40 Day-Of [BUY HERE]

Saturday, April 20th: $40 In Advance/$45 Day-Of [BUY HERE]

Sunday, April 21st: $35 In Advance/$40 Day-Of [BUY HERE]

 

VIP Three-Day Package – $165: Includes one three-day NEMHF Pass, entry to Thursday’s pre-party, an NEMHF T-shirt, 18 x 24 NEMHF poster, NEMHF sampler CD, exclusive meet and greets with artists all weekend, early entry each day, NEMHF guitar picks, NEMHF button pack, raffles for exclusive gear, NEMHF beer koozie, NEMHF + Shock Clothing key chain, free Monster energy drink at the signing tent. [BUY HERE]

 

VIP One-Day Pass – $80: Includes one NEMHF day pass for Friday, Saturday or Sunday, a NEMHF T-shirt, 18 x 24 NEMHF poster, NEMHF sampler CD, exclusive meet and greets with artists all weekend, NEHMF guitar picks, NEMHF beer koozie, NEMHF + Shock Clothing key chain, free Monster energy drink at the signing tent. [BUY HERE]

 

https://www.facebook.com/metalandhardcorefest
http://metalandhardcorefestival.com
https://twitter.com/moshfest
http://www.massconcerts.com

Today, HELLS HEADBANGERS announces April 16th as the release date for CULTES DES GHOULES’ Henbane. Named after an arcane book of black magick in H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos, CULTES DES GHOULES embody arcane rituals, medieval devil worship, black blood spilling forth, screams from the abyss both nameless and numerous…all of which can be found on their second full-length spell, HenbaneFive years on from their classic debut album, Häxan, the mysterious Polish cult take the sulphurous, swilring gnarliness they’ve plied on their splits in the interim – and particuarly on the preceding Spectres Over Transylvania MLP – and drag it deeper into the eldritch depths. Both more compositionally advanced and more primitive than all previous, vocals ranging throats both ghoulish and diseased, and still with the most overpowering, bass-driven sound around: CULTES DES GHOULES make their grandest, most garish statement yet with the epic Henbane.Listening to this just once, you’ll be damned for all eternity… Tracklisting and cover (also attached) to follow below.
Tracklisting for CULTES DES GHOULES’ Henbane
1. Idylls of the Chosen Damned
2. The Passion of A Sorceress
3. Vintage Black Magic
4. Festival of Devotion
5. The Devil Intimate  
“When you need metal, go to hell!”

WOE To Release New Album April 23

Candlelight Records today confirms April 23 as the North American release date for Withdrawal, the third album from black metallers WOE. Produced by vocalist/guitarist Chris Grigg and mastered by Colin Marston, the album features seven new songs with a running time of 43 minutes. It is the first new material by the band since 2010’s widely regarded Quietly, UndramaticallyWithdrawal reunites the band with artist and long-time friend Justin Miller.

“I spent a ton of time focusing on the production,” says Grigg in discussing the album’s creation. “We examined what WOE created since its inception in 2007 and broke it down to its core elements. The result is something that is a synthesis of the strongest elements: the unstoppable black metal ferocity of A Spell For The Death of Man mixed with the bold dynamics and smarter, more direct and personal songwriting of Quietly, Undramatically. It is our most intense, our most cohesive, our most personal.”

Recorded at studios in New York and New Jersey during the latter months of 2012, Withdrawal is a robust and penetrating album. It benefits from 18-months of live performances; something unavailable to WOE in the early years. “This is music that was made to be performed live,” Grigg notes. “Working with other people keeps WOE fresh. They bring new ideas and perspectives, fill in the gaps of my own abilities, and keep things moving when I slow down. This is the first WOE album to include not just riffs written by others but entire songs. Ruston (Grosse, drums) wrote “Ceaseless Jaws.” Ben (Brand, guitar) wrote the initial draft of “Exhausted” and then we reworked it. It’s also the first album to include vocals other than mine: Grzesiek (Czapla, bass/vocals) doesn’t just do backups; he has entire verses in a number of songs and is more “second vocalist” than anything else.”

A/V Club calls WOE, “one of the best of a strong wave of young American black metal bands willing to play around with the boundaries of the genre.” Metal Sucks says, “sincere and relentlessly creative, WOE put a new spin on an old method. The band crafts something that gives you a good sense of the possibilities that still exist in the genre. This is the sound of black metal to come.” Popdose adds, “WOE burns the black metal rule book to create something wholly unique and desirable.”

Originally launched as a one-man project, WOE released their debut, A Spell For the Death of Man, before teaming with England’s Candlelight Records in 2009. Their label debut, Quietly, Undramatically, was released late October 2010 and immediately found praise. Decibel called the album “an intriguing, revolutionary blend of black metal and shoegaze-tinged post-rock sophistication.” Terrorizer found it to be, “a raging slab of barely contained aggression, immeasurable parthos, and damn fine songwriting.” Shortly after release, WOE was invited to perform at the March 2011 Scion Rock Fest in Pomona, CA. The band would follow that up with a number of regional dates before heading out with Mayhem for their American tour later that year.

 

Withdrawal  Track Listing:

1. This is the End of the Story

2. Carried by Waves to Remorseless Shores of the Truth

3. All Bridges Burned

4. Ceaseless Jaws

5. Song of My Undoing

6. Exhausted

7. Withdrawal

 

Upcoming live dates for WOE are:

01/31/2013 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

02/01/2013 Golden Tea House – Philadelphia, PA

02/02/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

03/08/2013 Gorham Brothers Music – Syracuse, NY

03/09/2013 Theatre Plaza – Montreal, QC

 

http://www.facebook.com/woeunholy

http:/www.candlelightrecordsusa.com

 

UNITE THE UNITED CHARITY AUCTION IN MEMORY OF MITCH LUCKER TO BENEFIT THE KENADEE LUCKER EDUCATION FUND
 
In the wake of SUICIDE SILENCE frontman MITCH LUCKER’s recent and sudden tragic death, the Unite The United Foundation has announced a fundraiser auction to benefit Mitch’s young daughter Kenadee.
We have received so many generous donations from friends and colleagues of Mitch Lucker and Suicide Silence that we are launching the second-leg of our winter auction with all proceeds donated to the Kenadee Lucker Education Fund for the future education and care of Mitch’s young daughter.
The Unite The United Foundation fundraiser auction for the Kenadee Lucker Education Fund will run from 9am PT on Monday, January 21st through 3PM PT on Saturday, February 2nd, at: http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/unitetheunited.
Please show your support by checking our auction frequently for new items and bidding generously.
Items to be auctioned off include the following:
A TRIP FOR TWO TO LONDON and VIP passes to attend for the 2013 UK Vans Warped Tour – donated by Vans
 
GUITARS donated and autographed by Bring Me The Horizon, Falling In Reverse, Darkest Hour, Stick To Your Guns, The Summer Set, New Years Day, and Monster Energy Drink
 
AN EXPERIENCE PACKAGE for you and two friends to spend an evening bowling with the band members of We Came As Romans, in Los Angeles
 
PLUS MANY MORE AUTOGRAPHED ITEMS from Suicide Silence, The USED, New Found Glory Bring Me The Horizon, Blood On The Dance Floor, Davey Havok and Jade Puget AFI, Gus G of Firewind, We Came As Romans, Vampires Everywhere, Asking Alexandria, Winds Of Plague, Arch Enemy and more!
To donate directly to the Mitch Lucker Memorial Fund, please go to:
About Unite the United Foundation: Unite The United Foundation is a public 501 (c) (3) non-profit, fundraising organization founded by the producers of the Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Energy Energy Mayhem Festival. It’s our mission to encourage fans, artists and industry leaders from the music, touring and action sports worlds to work toward positive change, by supporting local charities and participating in community volunteerism events across the United States. Unite The United Foundation is committed to raising funds to be donated directly to grass roots organizations that are making a difference in our national community.

01/22/13

VREID: Norwegian Black ‘N’ Roll Legion Release New Single

 

Today Norwegian black ‘n’ roll legion VREID release new single “The Way Of The Serpent” from their forthcoming new full-length, Welcome Farewell. Cold and compelling, the follow-up to 2011’s Norwegian Grammy-nominated album V, which Decibel Magazine called, “…VREID’s finest hour,” was recorded at bassist Hváll’s own Studio 1184 and is set for North American release via Indie Recordings March 5, 2013.

 

Described by Metal Hammer UK as a “unique time-travel in metal,” commending their merge of  ‘70s rock, ‘80s classic metal and Norwegian black metal, with the eight-track Welcome Farewell VREID again add a new twist to their already difficult-to-pinpoint sound. Comments Hváll of the new material, “It’s been a lot of work, but we are utterly pleased with the result. ‘Dark,’ ‘heavy’ and ‘VREID’ are the three keywords to describe it.”

 

Feast your ears on “The Way Of The Serpent” at THIS LOCATION.

 

And if you missed it, sample “The Reap” courtesy of the metal tyrants at Terrorizer HERE!

 

Welcome Farewell Track Listing:
1. The Ramble
2. The Way Of The Serpent
3. The Devil’s Hand
4. Welcome Farewell
5. The Reap
6. Sights of Old
7. Black Waves
8. At The Brook

VREID formed in 2004 following the demise of ‘’Sognametal” legends Windir. Some described their music as a fusion of Windir’s ambiance, the rawness of Norwegian black metal and the molten groove of Sepultura, Metallica and Motörhead blended with historically inspired lyrics. Their third and fourth offerings, I Krig and Milorg, were both concept albums based around the liberation work in Norway during World War II. Liberation was also the keyword on V, but put in a broader historical/philosophic perspective. The lyrics on Welcome Farewell describe a lifecycle through a series of short stories, seen from an existential point of view and, inspired by Hváll’s own local community with its nature, architecture and historical artists such as Arne Garborg and Otto Valstad, are more personal than ever before.

 

VREID:
Hváll – Bass
Sture – Vocals/Guitar
Strom – Guitar
Steingrim – Drums

http://www.vreid.no

https://www.facebook.com/vreidofficial?fref=ts
http://www.indierecordings.us

Rock Photographer JEREMY SAFFER Announces NEW YEARS DAY as Guest Band for “Capturing Music: A Music Photography Seminar” – February 9-10, 2013 @ SoundCheck Hollywood

 

New Special Pricing Announced!

 

JEREMY SAFFER recently announced new dates for his first west coast music photography seminar in conjunction with SoundCheck Hollywood, taking place on February 9th and 10th! In addition to this news, Jeremy also recently named New Years Day as the guest band for the seminar. New Years Day is a Century Media recording artist and was recently announced as part of this year’s Vans Warped Tour. The band will be there to answer questions about their personal experiences with photographers, then will do a live photo session with JEREMY SAFFER, and finally they will be modelling for every student at the seminar so students get a chance to do a real one on one photo shoot with a national band, using on location lighting.

 

Jeremy is also announcing new, special pricing of just $300 for the two-day seminar. Tickets will cost just $200 for both days if you are a returning student. Also, for Musician’s Institute students, special 2-day pricing is just $250.

 

SoundCheck Hollywood is located at 8872 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, CA.

 

SEMINAR DETAILS:

The two-day seminar and workshop will focus on portrait work with musicians and will cover the entire process—from setting up the photo shoot, scouting locations, posing, different types of lighting and lighting equipment for different situations, shooting endorsements, promotional images, CD layouts, and magazine layouts, to walking attendees through the process of what to do post-shoot, invoicing, getting repeat business, and even how to price yourself. Many other business aspects of being a professional photographer within the music industry will be discussed.

 

The first day will be the official seminar day, where all of the above is taught in the morning, as well as a lightroom and photoshop post processing tutorial. In the afternoon of day one, attendees will complete mock-photo shoots experimenting with different types of lighting equipment, lighting set-ups, poses, etc. Jeremy has also expanded the music photography business section even more, and will also include private portfolio critique for attendees that specifically request it.

 

On the second day of the seminar, attendees will experience a hands-on photo shoot of special guest bands done first by Jeremy (as a real-life example), and next by themselves! Attendees will take over and complete a real photo shoot with the band in various locations.

 

Hopeful attendees must act now; there are only 10 tickets available to this seminar!

 

On February 9th at 6pm, SoundCheck Hollywood will re-open to the public for a brief meet and greet/signing where Jeremy will be signing his copies of his book Bring The Noise and will have exclusive limited edition prints available for purchase at a special one-time only price.

 

For more information and tickets, please visit www.jeremysaffer.com/soundcheckseminar.

LOST SOCIETY: “Trash All Over You” Single Posted Online!

Finland’s youngest thrash export, LOST SOCIETY, have posted the first single from their upcoming album entitled Fast Loud Death. Listen to“Trash All Over You” via their official band page (www.nuclearblast.de/lostsociety) on the Nuclear Blast website and download the track for free!

“Many people have asked us why we misspelled the song title and we always give the same answer: It’s not about the thrash genre, but depicts how the whole world is collapsing on you,” commented  guitarist/vocalist Samy Elbanna. “All the problems in the world seem to pile up and you get trashed all over. The song carries the feeling of being mad at everything and everyone at the same time – it’s something we all can relate to.”

Find out why no less than the legendary Mille Petrozza of KREATOR praises LOST SOCIETY and listen to “Trash All Over You” today!

LOST SOCIETY’s debut album Fast Loud Death was crafted under the watchful eye of famous producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS,ENSIFERUMLORDI) at the prestigious Sonic Pump Studios (FINNTROLLSONATA ARCTICAOMNIUM GATHERUM). The fantastic cover artwork was designed by no less than the infamous Ed Repka (MEGADETHDEATHSANCTUARYVENOM). 

Fast Loud Death will be available in North America both digitally and physically with two bonus tracks via Nuclear Blast on March 19.

Fast Loud Death track listing:
01. N.W.L.

02. Trash All Over You

03. E.A.G.

04. KILL (Those Who Oppose Me)
05. Bitch, Out’ My Way

06. Fast Loud Death

07. Lead Through The Head

08. Diary Of A Thrashman

09. Toxic Avenger

10. This Is Me

11. Braindead Metalhead

12. Piss Out My Ass

13. Fatal Anoxia

Bonus tracks:

14. Escape From Delirium

15. I Stole Your Love (KISS cover song)

17, 18, 19, 19. No that’s not today’s winning lottery numbers, it’s the age of the band members of Finland’s most promising new contemporary thrash combo. Founded in early 2010 in Jyväskylä by thrash/speed metal enthusiast Samy Elbanna, the front man gathered an ensemble of passionate allies around him to establish a band that soon would become known as the most energetic up-and-comers Scandinavia had seen in years – LOST SOCIETY!

For more info visit: www.facebook.com/lostsocietyfinland | www.nuclearblast.de/lostsociety

TELLUS REQUIEM New Album Out Today – Streaming on AOL Music

TELLUS REQUIEUM‘s new album Invictus (The 11th Hour)was released today on Nightmare Records / Sony / RED.  In celebration of the album’s release, the band has teamed up with AOL Music for an exclusive full album stream.  Get an exclusive first listen of Invictus (The 11th Hour)on AOL Music HERE.   The album is available on CD and Digital Download at your favorite vendors that champion great music.
TELLUS REQUIEM hails from Norway, bringing to the world a rich Scandinavian blend of Progressive Power Metal that combines the bands musings and many different styles of music into a heavy alloy of epic and majestic technical metal.TELLUS REQUIEM  has delivered their breathtaking sophomore album Invictus (The 11th Hour).

TELLUS REQUIEM means; “The earth’s death mass.” TELLUS being Latin for The Earth, REQUIEM being the last composition a composer writes before they died. The main theme of the bands musings is about worlds shattering. This can either be global, personal, fictional or literary.  Leaving it open to interpretation.

Invictus (The 11th Hour) Tracklisting:
1) Ab Aeterno
2) Red Horizon
3) Eden Burns
4) Reflections Remains
5) Twilight Hour
6) Sands of Gold
7) Tranquility
8) Redemption
9) Invictus
10) Dies Irae

Lineup: Ben Rodgers – VocalsVidar Lehmann – DrumsStig Nergård – GuitarsIvar Hagen Bøe – BassAnders Sundbø – Keys

For More Info Visit:
http://www.tellusrequiem.com
http://www.facebook.com/tellusrequiem
http://www.nightmarerecords.com

   SCORPION CHILD SIGNS TO

NUCLEAR BLAST ENTERTAINMENT;

ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS

Attributes in music are known to be cyclical. Every few years, a band comes along who borrows just enough from the revered past to bring a new infusion of vitality to the musical present. SCORPION CHILD‘s sound invokes a time when guitar-driven rock ruled radio’s airwaves, when being hypnotized by a frontman and his bandmates in a concert arena was one of life’s ultimate main events. A five-piece from Austin, Texas, SCORPION CHILD have spent the last few years perfecting both their songwriting and stage show. Guitarists Chris Cowart and David Finner deliver their finessed twin guitar attack with experience older than their years; bassist Shaun Avants and drummer Shawn Alvear are steadfast sentinels of their driving rhythm section; and lead singer Aryn Jonathan Black fronts the psychedelic rock cavalry with a passion & voice reminiscent of the early eras of Robert Plant and Ronnie James Dio.

“I’ve always wanted to hear new musical ingredients within a classic heavy sound,” states vocalist AJB. “It’s great to witness captivating performances where both the live show and the band’s recorded material can complement one another. The heavy-prog sounds of Uriah Heep, Hairy Chapter, and the epic delivery of early Rainbow showcases these crossovers brilliantly and gave us all honest – yet relentless – sonics to aspire to.  That’s why it’s important for us as a band to maintain spontaneity while putting a special emphasis into integral hooks.”

This May, Nuclear Blast Entertainment will release SCORPION CHILD‘s self-titled, full-length debut. Produced and arranged by Chris “Frenchie” Smith (The Answer, Jet, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Toadies, Dax Riggs), the album uses analog recording technology to organically capture a hybrid of nine, hook-filled chapters of heavy psych rock.  The goal?  To breathe new life into a neglected yet still important musical heritage.

Dangerous guitar riffs, soul-ridden bass lines, and thunderous drums with powerful rock vocals as lead conductor convey the on-stage swagger of SCORPION CHILD and will prepare you for the live experience awaiting you when the band tours the U.S. and Europe throughout 2013.

To watch the lyric video for “Polygon Of Eyes” or to stream the song, visit SCORPION CHILD at www.facebook.com/scorpionchild

Scorpion Child track listing is:

1.  Kings Highway
2.  Polygon Of Eyes
3.  The Secret Spot
4.  Salvation Slave
5.  Liquor
6.  Antioch
7.  In The Arms Of Ecstasy
8.  Lover’s Leap
9.  Red Blood (The River Flows)

 

SODOM Confirm New Album Title

   

Out May 7th in North America on Steamhammer/SPV     
As brutal as the production of Waldemar Sorychta is the diverse songwriting on the new studio albumEpitome of Torture, a kind of tour de force through the history of thrash metal, featuring harsh arrangements, melodic solos and raging vocal attacks.
Epitome of Torture will be released in Germany on April 26th, in Europe on April 29th and in theUS/Canada on May 7th through Steamhammer/SPV and will be available in four editions: as a jewel case release, in a digipak including additional bonus material on double gatefold LP with colored vinyl and download.

Stay tuned for more info!

SODOM Live 2013:

26.01. CO-Bogota – Monsterfest Colombia

15.03. GB-Gwynedd – Hammerfest V

30.03. F-Chaulnes – Chaulnes Metal Fest

13.04. CL-Santiago – Metal Fest Santiago

24.05. FI-Hyvinkaeae – Steelfest Open Air

30.05. D-Geiselwind – Beastival Festival

22.06. PL-Jaworzno – Metalfest

 

Line-Up:

Tom Angelripper – bass, vocals

Bernemann – guitars

Markus Freiwald – drums
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www.spv.de

 

DEATH WOLF premieres new track, “World Serpent,” on CVLTNation.com

        

 

After months of silent anticipation, Swedish blackened punks DEATH WOLF are finally ready to give fans their first taste of the band’s new album, II: Black Armoured Death! While their new effort still features DANZIG-influenced material in the vein of songs found on DEATH WOLF’s self-titled debut album, the first track to be launched from II: Black Armoured Death, “World Serpent,” is a thrashy romp fueled by raw, bestial aggression. To hear “World Serpent,” please head over to CVLT Nation.com for the exclusive premiere:

 

http://www.cvltnation.com/exclusive-cvlt-nation-streaming-death-wolf-world-serpent/

 

Originally scheduled for a February release, II: Black Armoured Death will now be unleashed on March 19th in North America via Century Media Records– but fans can pick up this new album when DEATH WOLF is on tour in February/March with MARDUK and MOONSPELL (see below for tour dates). In addition to this upcoming full-length, DEATH WOLF will also be releasing a new 7″, Bloodscent, that features two different arrangements of tracks on II: Black Armoured Death. This limited 7″ will be hand-numbered and pressed on white wax– and only available at CM Distro and at the band’s merch table.

 

DEATH WOLF was born out of the ashes of DEVILS WHOREHOUSE, a MISFITS and SAMHAIN cover band formed by Morgan Håkansson, guitar player and founding member of Swedish black metal legends MARDUK. The next chapter in the group’s history begins with the release of II: Black Armoured Death, which offers fans a more varied collection of tracks, ranging from the darker DANZIG material such as SAMHAIN to the brutal, focused attack of early punk-hardcore bands such as ILL REPUTE to the blackened crust witchery of AMEBIX to the dark, textured black metal mastery of NACHTMYSTIUM to the crushing doom aesthetics of CELTIC FROST and TRIPTYKON. No matter what your dark poison, DEATH WOLF has got you covered.

 

II: Black Armoured Death track-listing:

  1. Noche De Brujas
  2. World Serpent
  3. Lord Of Putrefaction
  4. Darkness Of Hel
  5. Sudden Bloodletter
  6. Malice Striker
  7. Night Stalker
  8. Luciferian Blood Covenant
  9. Black Armoured Death
  10. Death Wolf March
  11. Little Black Angel **DEATH IN JUNE cover**
  12. Snake Mountain
  13. Rothenburg

Rock the Nation America and Hails & Horns present: “Voices From The Dark” tour 2013 feat. MARDUK and MOONSPELL with guests INQUISITION, THE FORESHADOWING, DEATH WOLF

2/20 – Springfield, VA @ Empire

2/21 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

2/22 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

2/23 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

2/24 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda

2/25 – Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room

2/26 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre

2/27 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s

2/28 – Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4

3/1 – Winnipeg, MB @ Osborne Village Inn

3/2 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange

3/3 – Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop

3/4 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens

3/5 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre

3/6 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

3/7 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

3/8 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Opera House

3/9 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Vex

3/10 – Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live

3/11 – Albuquerque, NM @ TBC

3/12 – Dallas, TX @ Tomcats West

3/13 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova

3/15 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

3/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

 

DEATH WOLF line-up:

Maelstrom – vocals
Morgan – bass
Makko – guitar
Hrafn – drums

 

DEATH WOLF online:

http://www.deathwolf.net/

http://www.facebook.com/deathwolfcult

 

MARDUK online:

http://www.marduk.nu

http://www.myspace.com/truemarduk

http://www.facebook.com/mardukofficial

COFFINS: Japan’s Doom Eradicators Initiate Recording Of New LP For Relapse

 

Having raided the death/doom underworld since 1996, Tokyo, Japan’s brutal doom metal eradicators COFFINS have once again entered their local Noise Room Studio, and are currently laying down vocals for their anticipated new LP, The Fleshland.

 

Although COFFINS seemingly always have a new release out — with a plethora of splits, EP’s, singles and a recent track released as part of Decibel Magazine’s Flexi Series having been released in the past few years alone — the band’s upcoming fourth album The Fleshland will be the first new full-length from the outfit since their devastating and acclaimed Buried Death album, released via 20 Buck Spin in 2008. Their first official release for Relapse Records, COFFINS will wrap-up their cavernous studio work on The Fleshland by the end of January, the album set for release later this year.

 

For now, ravenous fans of COFFINS’ brutal arts can get a bit of insight into the new album’s cacophony with a pre-production demo track of “Colossal Hole” — which will reappear on The Fleshland in its finished state — via Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.

 

http://www.coffins.jp

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Coffins/195059671583

http://www.youtube.com/CoffinsJP

https://www.twitter.com/CoffinsJP

http://www.relapse.com

http://relapserecords.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/RelapseRecords

BRENDON SMALL’S GALAKTIKON To Make Live Debut Headlining WESFEST 8 Benefit Concert

At The Roxy in L.A. on March 3, 2013

 

Eighth annual benefit concert continues tradition of paying tribute to Berklee College of Music alum and accomplished bassist, athlete and photographer Wes Wehmiller

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS NOW

 

Brendon Small’s Galaktikon, the critically acclaimed side-project of Brendon Small – the creative mastermind behind the smash-hit animated [adult swim] TV show Metalocalypse and the band Dethklok – will become the first metal act to headline an all-star lineup forWesFest 8: A Concert to Benefit the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music at The Roxy in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 3, 2013. The show marks the live debut of the project, and the event is sponsored by Gallien-Krueger Amplification, Mike Lull Custom Guitars, D’Addario Strings, Epiphone Guitars, and Studio Instument Rentals (S.I.R.).

 

The scholarship fund honors Wes Wehmiller (1971-2005), a Berklee graduate (’92) and highly accomplished bassist, athlete and photographer who died of thyroid cancer in January 2005. Established by his family and friends, the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing student at Berklee who best exemplifies the excellence and grace Wehmiller showed as a bassist and as a human being. The WesFest concert series and related fundraising drive has raised more than $150,000 over the past seven years. This year, the goal is to raise $25,000.

 

Before Metalocalypse and Dethklok’s runaway success, Brendon Small, a Berklee alum (‘97), began his career in animation as the co-creator, writer, voice actor, composer and musician for the TV show Home Movies. Small has also lent his voice to a number of other shows including The Venture Bros., Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, Reno 911!, and Frisky Dingo. He then reprised his co-creator/writer/voice actor/director/producer/music-composer role for Metalocalypse, which premiered in August 2006 and just completed its fourth season on [adult swim]. But in April of 2012, Small branched out to write and produce Brendon Small’s Galaktikon, a self-described “High Stakes Intergalactic Extreme Rock Album.” The long-awaited side project was inspired not just by modern metal, but also by Queen, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer.

 

Brendon Small himself had this to say: “I’m excited to get this album up on its feet in a live scenario with some of the best musicians on this planet.”

 

The live band required to pull off the multi-layered music of Brendon Small’s Galaktikon will contain four guitarists, including L.A.-based guitarist and former Musicians Institute Guitar Program Director Jude Gold (Jefferson Starship, Billy Sheehan), Mike Keneally (Dethklok, Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani), Rick Musallam (Ben Taylor, Carly Simon), and Small himself. Additional band members include keyboardist/guitarist Walter Ino; bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai, The Aristocrats); drummer Tim Yeung (Morbid Angel); and vocalists Ben Thomas (Zappa Plays Zappa), Kira Small (Peter Frampton, Martina McBride), Ali Handal (Neil Young, Paul Williams) and Jude Crossen.

 

“We’re beyond psyched to have Brendon Small’s Galaktikon making its debut at WesFest 8,” says event co-producer and Galaktikon bassist Beller. “For seven years we’ve been growing the WesFest community with every event, especially in Southern California. But this year, thanks to Brendon’s involvement, we’ve got a greater chance to reach more folks around the country than ever before.”

 

The event will feature three additional acts: Los Angeles funk/R&B bassist Derek Frank (Jonatha Brooke, Brian Auger); the WesFest All-Stars, featuring the music of previous WesFest performers and singer/songwriters Janet Robin (Lindsey Buckingham), Ali Handal, and Colin Keenan, along with a special group assembled by Zappa Plays Zappa drummer Joe Travers; and Danny Mo and the Exciters, featuring Wehmiller’s Berklee bass professor and close friend Danny Morris, as well as 2012 Wehmiller Scholarship award winner Jed Lingat and legendary drummer John “JR” Robinson.

 

From 1997 through 2001, Wes Wehmiller toured worldwide with the multi-platinum pop band Duran Duran, and appeared on many TV shows with them as well, including The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Today Show, VH-1’s Storytellers, and Hard Rock Live. He performed with Missing Persons and several other L.A. based bands, and his work appears on numerous recordings produced in the L.A. area and in Vancouver. He gained endorsement deals with SWR bass amplification systems and La Bella Strings.

 

WesFest 8 advance tickets are available through March 1 for $35 per pair of tickets or $20 per single ticket. Tickets are $30 each at the door. Ticket orders and donations will be accepted via check or credit card. Complete ordering instructions and procedures can be found online at: http://weswehmiller.net/wesfest/wesfest-8.

 

For any questions about ordering tickets or donating to the fundraising drive, please contact Peter Gordon at 818.380.3041 orpgordon@berklee.edu. For additional biographical information on Wes Wehmiller, and more information on the WesFest concert series, as well as new details about WesFest 8 as they become available, please visit the official Wes Wehmiller Tribute Website atwww.wesfest.com.

OTEP RELEASES FINAL ALBUM (1/22/13)

OTEP’s final album Hydra is out today, January 22nd and is already climbing the iTunes charts; currently at #8 on the Rock Chart and #78 on the Overall Chart. Hydra takes listeners on a fantastical, demonic ride through the mind of a girl who has been cast aside, set on vengeance against the world that has forgotten her. Seducing your ears with every aspect of the vocal spectrum, the artist, activist and poet will put you in a trance, creating a theater of the mind the likes of which you have never imagined before.

With a sound all her own, OTEP has been terrorizing the metal scene for years with a mixture of unforgiving heavy sounds and beautifully haunting spoken words resulting in over 600,000 albums sold to date. Utilizing her unrivaled songwriting ability, OTEP has powered through taboo topics such as politics, sex, animal rights, equal rights, bigotry and hatred in previous releases. Playing for fans across the globe, she has been preaching a venomous, metal-infused gospel for well over a decade.

Proving art only gets better with time, Hydra has solidified OTEP’s place as one of the most prolific, unique, female-fronted metal groups of our time.  Be a part of history and order the final chapter from a poet whose outspoken nature has paved the way for all artists to come.  Pick up the album at Best Buy for $7.99 for a limited time only. Build your own Hydra package through the Victory Records’ webstore starting for as low as $19.98.Order now! ART SAVES!

 

For more information on OTEP:

http://www.victoryrecords.com/otep

http://www.facebook.com/otepofficial

Music Video for “Fists Falls”

AEON ZEN New Album Enigma Released Today

Album Streaming in full on Guitar World  

     

English progressive-metallers AEON ZEN release their third opus Enigma to the word today onNightmare Records / Sony / RED. An ambitiously creative and powerful concept album featuring nine continuous tracks that show the obvious strengths of the band, plus two bonus tracks available on the CD version only. Enigma is available on CD and Digital Downloadat your favorite North American vendors.

 

GuitarWorld.com the online home of Guitar World Magazine, is hosting an exclusive stream of the entire new album today. Hear it HERE.   Don’t miss the bands “Top 5 Guitar Riffs” VideoHERE.

 

AEON ZEN‘s video for the song “Divinity” can be seen HERE.

 

Four years after their formation and having released two albums AEON ZEN are continuing from strength to strength, bringing their own brand of creative, complex, melodic progressive metal to fans all over the world, along with their highly energised live shows.

 

Enigma was produced by founding member Rich Hinks, AEON ZEN pushes the boundaries even wider from beautiful to brutal incorporating their own technical groove prog style and their early influences of Dream Theater, Metallica, Opeth and Cynic to create their own unique sound and identity.

 

AEON ZEN are:

Rich Hinks – Guitar, Bass, Vocals

Andi Kravljaca – Vocals

Matt Shepherd – Guitar

Shaz – Keyboards

Steve Burton – Drums

 

Enigma Tracklisting:

1. Enter the Enigma

2. Artificial Soul

3. Divinity

4. Seven Hills

5. Warning

6. Turned to Ash

7. Still Human

8. Eternal Snow

9. Downfall

10. Survival (Bonus Track)

11. Time Divine 2.0 (Bonus Track)

 

Enigma features guest vocals by:

Nate Loosemore (Lost In Thought)

Atle Pettersen (Above Symmetry)

Jonny Tatum (Eumeria)

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.aeonzen.com/

http://www.facebook.com/aeonzen

http://www.nightmarerecords.com

http://www.facebook.com/NightmareRecords?fref=ts

SOUND STORM: IMMORTALIA TO BE RELEASED IN U.S.A. and CANADA!!!

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“Somewhere in Italy there lies a well…that contains the key to immortality…”

SOUND STORM – symphonic metal’s best kept secret – will finally see its highly acclaimed
masterpiece “Immortalia” hit North American Shores on February 26, 2013 through Scarlet
R
ecords/Eone Distribution.

By expertly weaving symphonic, power, progressive and extreme styles, Sound Storm
trascends the boundaries of metal genres with a spell binding album that explores the
historical and literary realms of man’s bigget quest!

North American fans will now bear what Europe and Japan have come to regard as one of the
best albums of 2012 and for years to come.

The critics agree:

“The song writing and compositions are truly remarkable…It has already crept into the
same company as some of my all time favorite releases…Just like that”

5/5 – Metal Underground.com (USA)
“This is the best symphonic metal concept album I have heard in years and if it was possible
to give it 100000/10, I would… This is just FANTASTIC album from beginning to end.
Phenomenal.”
5/5 – The Metal Review (Worldwide)
“Every song is very worth listening to, awesome perfection & quality…” 
86/100 – BURRN! Magazine (Japan)

“It is one of the best albums in that genre that was released this year and a proposal you
should taste to enjoy its magnificence.” 

4.5/5 – Hard City.gr (Greece)

“It’s a wonderful album that I will enjoy for years to come”

4/5 – Metal Rules (USA)

“Everything about the album is just right…”

90/100 – Lords of Metal (NL)

www.powerofsoundstorm.com
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01/21/13

Legendary dark metallers and NAPALM RECORDS recording artists MOONSPELL will be joining the “Voices from the Dark” tour next month, touring alongside MARDUK, INQUISITION, DEATH WOLF, and THE FORESHADOWING. Sponsored by Hails & Horns magazine and currently spanning 24 dates across North America, the “Voices from the Dark” tour begins February 20th in Springfield, Virginia and concludes March 16th in Atlanta, Georgia. Here are the CONFIRMED dates/venues:
HAILS & HORNS MAGAZINE PRESENTS “VOICES FROM THE DARK ” TOUR F. MARDUK / MOONSPELL / INQUISITION / THE FORESHADOWING / DEATH WOLF
2/20 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
2/21 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
2/22 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/23 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
2/24 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
2/25 – Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
2/26 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
2/27 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
2/28 – Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
3/01 – Winnipeg, MB @ Osborne Village Inn
3/02 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
3/03 – Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
3/04 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens
3/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
3/06 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/07 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/08 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Opera House
3/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Vex
3/10 – Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live
3/11 – Albuquerque, NM @ TBC
3/12 – Dallas, TX @ Tomcats West
3/13 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
3/15 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
3/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
MOONSPELL vocalist/founder commented on his band’s upcoming North American tour: “The time for a North American tour is finally up, and we are proud to return overseas to bring you all the darkened magic of our Portuguese legend and sound, a rebellion made of passion and communion with the fans. We invite you all to witness the charm and power of Alpha Noir and Omega White, but also to celebrate with us our 20th anniversary as a band and time-travel with us to WolfheartIrreligious, and songs never played before in the American territory. The time has come to gather the pack – let the games begin!!!”
MOONSPELL’s Alpha Noir and companion Omega White albums were released by NAPALM RECORDS in North America this past May. For more info, consult www.moonspell.comwww.facebook.com/moonspellbandwww.myspace.com/moonspellwww.twitter.com/#!/moonspell,www.soundcloud.com/moonspell, and www.napalmrecords.com.

HATRIOT: New Thrash Act From Original Testament/Exodus Vocalist Rises

 

Massacre Records is set to unleash the debut album from American thrash outfit HATRIOT, celebrating the comeback of the infamous original vocalist for Bay Area legends Exodus, Testament and others, Steve “Zetro” Souza!

 

Having recently signed a deal with Germany’s Massacre Records, the band are now prepared to drop their debut, Heroes Of Origin, the album set for North American release on February 12th, and preceded by the European release next week, on January 25th. Raging with old-school Bay Area thrash metal in the best Testament/Exodus/Forbidden tradition, the album’s ten anthems were produced by Juan Urteaga at Trident Studios (Testament, Heathen, Exodus, Skinlab). The cover art and booklet was designed by Mark Devito (Motörhead, Laaz Rockit, Ruffians, Exodus).

 

Check out HATRIOT’s official video for “Blood Stained Wings” from Heroes Of Origin and more RIGHT HERE.

 

Having proven his metal allegiance by fronting such acts as Exodus, Legacy (Testament), Dublin Death Patrol, Tenet, AC/DZ, and more, Steve Souza has once again stepped into the thrash metal world with HATRIOT, taking his musical roots back in time to the 1980’s when metal was fast, furious, and yet still melodic. Souza has a vocal style that few singers possess, boasting a powerful sting yet at the same time delivering in a way where fans can fully understand the lyrics, a trademark trait that made him one of the premier singers in the thrash metal world.

 

Still residing in the evolutionary birthplace of thrash metal, Steve Souza brings HATRIOT to life backed by his two sons — bassist Cody Souza and drummer Nick — along with young guitar wizard, Kosta “V” and second guitarist Miguel Esparza, the quintet out to crush and destroy everything in its path. Unsatisfied with the newer trends in the metal scene, the band produces quality old-school metal with a proven formula with the perfect chemistry and hits the stage light a freight train!

 

HATRIOT has earned respect having supported Testament and Forbidden on stage with sporadic performances, and in 2013 will take to the road in a much more rigorous fashion in support of Heroes Of Origin!

 

Heroes Of Origin Track Listing:

1. Suicide Run

2. Weapons of Class Destruction

3. Murder American Style

4. Blood Stained Wings

5. The Violent Time Of My Dark Passenger

6. Globicidal

7. And Your Children To Be Damned

8. The Mechanics Of Annihilation

9. Shadows Of The Buried

10. Heroes Of Origin

 

HATRIOT Lineup:

Steve “Zetro” Souza – vocals

Kosta “V” – guitars

Miguel Esparza – guitars

Cody Souza – bass

Nick Souza – drums

 

http://www.hatriotmetal.com

https://www.facebook.com/hatriot

http://www.reverbnation.com/hatriot

http://www.massacre-records.com

https://www.facebook.com/massacrerecordseurope

Australian Metal Band SYNTHETIC BREED Releases New Single ‘Xenogenesis’ — Featuring Original Lead Singer Callan Hughes

  

Australian industrial metal heavyweights SYNTHETIC BREED are pleased to announce that they have released a brand new single featuring the return of original vocalist Callan Hughes. The new track, ‘Xenogenesis’, is a “taste of what’s to come” from the emerging band, bringing a polished and more refined sound to the table while retaining the same formulated chaos the band is known for. ‘Xenogenesis’ was mastered by Mike Spreitzer of DevilDriver.

Callan Hughes returned to the band in October 2012 and the band immediately started writing new material. ‘Xenogenesis’ is the first track that was recorded by the reunited group, and as stated above, really gives the listener a taste of what is to come from the band’s upcoming full-length album. The full-length, which currently does not have a release date, is presently in the works.

 

‘Xenogenesis’ is available for streaming exclusively on SYNTHETIC BREED’s Facebook page and the Rogue Records Facebook pageand is available worldwide on Rogue Records America’s bandcamp page. The single will be available on iTunes starting on January 25th.SYNTHETIC BREED is planning to release a lyric video this week just in time for the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. The band’s mobile app will also be updated for the event.

Today, HELLS HEADBANGERS announces April 16th as the release date for CEREKLOTH’s In the Midst of Life We are in Death. A hottly tipped name in the death metal undergroundIn the Midst of Life We are in Death is the Danish quintet’s debut album, which will see release on both CD and vinyl LP formats through HELLS HEADBANGERS, who’ve previously released CEREKLOTH’s Halo of Syringes and Pandemonium Prayers 7″ EPsTracklisting and album cover (also attached) to follow below.
Defying the trends of time, CEREKLOTH are a band trying to capture their own timeless death metal sound on their long-brewing debut album, In the Midst of Life We are in Death. With emphasis on strong compositions and song structures, along with eerie, disharmonic moods and melodies to remember, CEREKLOTH tell the twisted tales of true death from the most bitter and darkest perspective, some even inspired by first-hand real-life experiences.
Formed in 2008 in Denmark, CEREKLOTH have two short releases behind them – 2008’s Pandemonium Prayers and 2011’s Halo of Syringes, both released on 7″ vinyl by HELLS HEADBANGERS – and after some changes in the line-up, the band now stand stronger than ever, consisting of five experienced musicians who lit the CEREKLOTH fire, preparing more material and forging plans for new releases as we await the release of In the Midst of Life We are in Death, which can currently be streamed here: http://hellsheadbangers.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-midst-of-life-we-are-in-death
Tracklisting for CEREKLOTH’s In the Midst of Life We are in Death
1. Praeludium
2. Born of the Void 04:55
3. Within the Hollow Crown
4. Halo of Syringes
5. Nest of Disease
6. Mesmerizing Holy Death
7. When Outcast Become Kings
8. The Reapers Instant is Our Eternity
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SISTER SIN PREMIERE “HEARTS OF COLD” MUSIC VIDEO (1/21)

 

Swedish heavy metal rockers SISTER SIN have released an exciting new music video for “Hearts of Cold,” the second single from their recent album Now and Forever (10/22/12). Front woman Liv Jagrell goes balls to the wall and showcases her superb acting skills. Watch the video premiere now through VEVO.

 

Directed by Eric Richter in Chicago, Illinois, the video packs a ferocious punch in a span of four minutes and sixteen seconds that will have your adrenaline rushing with your fist held high. The song is loosely based on characters Mikey and Mallory from the 1994 movie Natural Born Killers and mirrors the Finnish, real life version of them; Juha Veikko Valjakkala and Marita Routalammi, who crossed the border over to Sweden and killed a family of three.

            SISTER SIN’s recent release, Now and Forever, debuted at #6 on the Hard Rock chart in Sweden and #44 on the National Album chart; their highest debut yet. Mixed by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Danzig, Social Distortion) the album electrifies audiences with Jagrell’s gritty rock vocals, gut splitting riffs and fiery melodies that truly capture the vibe of the eighties.SISTER SIN strives to preserve the past and add their own modern twist on classic hair metal as they carry the rock ‘n roll torch into the future bringing metal to the masses.  Now and Forever is available on the Victory Records’ webstore and through iTunes/Amazon.

The countdown has begun for SISTER SIN’s much-anticipated North American takeover, where they will be taking no prisoners. Starting in Tampa, Florida on February 1st, SISTER SIN will pummel through nineteen cities alongside metal legend DORO before beginning a series of headlining dates that will take them through Tampa, Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and more. Fans can expect to be blown away with the bands high energy, intense and powerful stage performance. Following their time in North America they will travel to the UK to perform at Hammerfest and additional headlining shows. See a full listing of tour dates here.

SISTER SIN:

         Liv Jagrell, Vocals

         Jimmy Hiltula, Guitar

         Strandh, Bass

         Dave Sundberg, Drums

 

 Watch the music video for “Hearts Of Cold” exclusively through VEVO here.

  

For more information on Sister Sin:

https://www.facebook.com/SisterSin

http://www.victoryrecords.com/sistersin

“End Of The Line” Music Video

Tour Dates w/ Doro:

2/01- Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug

2/02- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

2/03- West Springfield, VA @ Empire

2/04- New York, NY @ BB Kings

2/05- Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage

2/07- Toronto, ON @ Mod Club

2/08- Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

2/09- Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups

2/10- Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s

2/12-Westland, MI @ Token Lounge

2/13- Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

2/14- St. Paul, MN @ Station 4

2/15- Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s Grill and the Reverb

2/17- Englewood, CO @ Moe’s

2/19- Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

2/20- Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

2/21- San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside

2/22- West Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues

2/23- Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina

Headlining Tour Dates:

2/24-Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS

2/26- Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar

2/27- Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats West

2/28- Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room

3/01- St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

3/02- Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall

3/03- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

3/05- Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero

3/07- Baltimore, MD @ Paparizza

3/08- Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose

3/09- Trenton, NJ @ Championships

UK Tour Dates:

3/14- Gwynedd, UK @ Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park

3/15- Edinburgh, UK @ Bannermans

3/16- London, UK @ Underworld

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH Reveal Title, and Tracklisting for New Album

  

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH have completed the mastering phase of their forthcoming sophomore release on Steamhammer/SPV.

 

Today the band has confirmed the title of the new album as Lay My Soul to Waste which will be released May 21st in North America. In addition the tracklisting has also been revealed. Once again the artwork was commissioned by Sam Shearon, who is also responsible for artwork on the band’s first release And Hell Will Follow Me.

 

Frontman Sal Abruscato spoke about the completion of the second record and what fans can expect:

 

“I can’t express in words how proud I am of our accomplishment. To finally complete our sophomore album, sit back and listen to what we have done is a great feeling. From our performances to Matt Brown’s mixes and finally having the album blessed by engineer and mastering great Ted Jensen, this album sounds bigger than the Grand Canyon. This album will surpass all expectations; it will be a privilege and an honor to present this album to all the fans.”

 

Lay My Soul to Waste Tracklisting:

1) Lay My Soul to Waste

2) Shallow Grave

3) The Needle in You

4) In the Sleeping Death

5) Killer by Night

6) Growing Old

7) Dead of Winter

8) Devil Came With a Smile

9) Day of the Storm

10) DMSLT

11) Cold Dark Mourning

 

For More Info Please Visit:

http://apalehorsenameddeath.com/

http://www.facebook.com/APHNDhttps://twitter.com/APHND

http://www.spv.de

01/18/13

SOILWORK: NEW ALBUM TRACK NOW ONLINE

 

“This Momentary Bliss,” a new track off the ninth studio album by Swedish melodic metal band SOILWORK, is now up on YouTube for your listening enjoyment: http://youtu.be/LR2C2kEONIU

 

About the song, SOILWORK frontman Björn “Speed” Strid has stated: “Reminding you of A Predator’s Portrait days.  Super-catchy and groovy chorus.”

SOILWORK’s first dual-disc release, The Living Infinite, will be released on February 27th in Asia (via license to Marquee Records), in Europe on March 1st, and in North America on March 5th.

The album’s furious opening track, “Spectrum Of Eternity,” is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD here:http://emailunlock.com/nuclearblastrecords/soilwork-spectrum-of-eternity

Produced by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH), The Living Infinite marks the recording debut of long-time touring guitarist David Andersson (NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA) and features artwork by 2005’s Stabbing The Drama artist Mircea Eftemie Gabriel of MNEMIC.

SOILWORK’s world tour launches with a 54-show headlining trek through the U.S. and Canada this March.  Support comes from Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, The Browning, and Wretched.  Tour dates are:

03/12/13  Empire – West Springfield, VA
03/13/13  The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
03/14/13  Bogie’s – Albany, NY
03/15/13  The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
03/16/13  Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
03/17/13  Petit Campus – Montreal, QC – CANADA
03/18/13  Dagobert – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
03/19/13  Mavericks – Ottawa, ON – CANADA
03/20/13  The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
03/21/13  Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
03/22/13  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
03/23/13  Token Lounge – Westland, MI
03/24/13  The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
03/25/13  Mojoes – Joliet, IL
03/26/13  Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
03/27/13  Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
03/28/13  Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
03/29/13  The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA
03/30/13  The Distillery – Calgary, AB – CANADA
03/31/13  Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
04/01/13  The Generator – Prince George, B.C. – CANADA
04/02/13  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
04/03/13  El Corazon – Seattle, WA
04/04/13  Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
04/05/13  Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
04/06/13  House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
04/07/13  Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ
04/08/13  The Rock – Tucson, AZ
04/09/13  Las Vegas Country Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
04/11/13  In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
04/12/13  Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
04/13/13  The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
04/14/13  The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
04/15/13  Trees – Dallas, TX
04/16/13  Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
04/17/13  Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
04/18/13  Lucky Mule – Abilene, TX
04/19/13  The Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
04/20/13  Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
04/21/13  Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
04/22/13  House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
04/23/13  Geo’s – McAllen, TX
04/24/13  Scout Bar – Houston, TX
04/26/13  State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
04/27/13  Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
04/28/13  The Casbah – Charlotte, NC
04/29/13  Kingdom – Richmond, VA
04/30/13  Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
05/01/13  Mexicali Live – Teaneck, NJ
05/02/13  The Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY
05/03/13  Broadway Joes – Buffalo, NY
05/04/13  Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH
05/05/13  Music Hall – London, ON – CANADA
05/06/13  Station 58 – Syracuse, NY
05/07/13  The Palladium – Worcester, MA

Advanced tickets and VIP Meet & Greet packages (early entry + a shirt of choice from the band’s merchandise) are available atEnterTheVault.com.

SOILWORK’s 2010 album, The Panic Broadcast, debuted on the American Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #88.

Visit SOILWORK online at:

www.SOILWORK.org
www.facebook.com/SOILWORK
Twitter.com/_SOILWORK
www.youtube.com/SOILWORK

THE RESISTANCE: Decibel Brings You “Face To Face”

In celebration of the impending release of their Rise From Treason EP, Decibel Magazine offers up THE RESISTANCE’s “Face To Face.” Featuring within its ranks some of Sweden’s most esteemed musicians, THE RESISTANCE includes In Flames’ founder Jesper Strömblad on guitar alongside second guitarist Glenn Ljungström (ex-In Flames), vocalist Marco Aro (ex-The Haunted, Facedown) and drummer Chris Barkensjö (ex-Kaamos, ex-Repugnant).

Far from a “supergroup” or “side project,” THE RESISTANCE is a veritable gang embracing the musical attitude and sounds of old-school Swedish death metal and the traditional “no compromise” values of hardcore. Sea Of Tranquility calls Rise From Treason “consistently hard, driving, aggressive, fast, and angry,“ while No Clean Singing adds: “crusty, d-beat influenced, old-school death metal with hardcore vocals and extremely headbangable rhythms. I like.”

Rise From Treason will see North American release on January 29, 2013 via Armoury Records with a full-length to follow later this year.

In the meantime, check out “Face To Face” courtesy of Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

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CLUTCH Confirm Additional North American Tour Dates for Earth Rocker World Tour

Earth Rocker Presale Now Available – Weathermaker Music Confirms March 19, 2013 Release Date

The Earth Rocker world tour is in full swing. The Current UK/European tour will haveHark as the support from London through Copenhagen. Tombstone will support in Oslo, Norway and Badge and Troubled Horse will support in Stockholm.

 

CLUTCH has announced the first leg of the Earth Rocker North American tour. This leg begins March 8th in Cincinnati, OH and runs through April 20th in Baltimore, MD. Support on the tour will come from Orange GoblinLionizeand Kyng. The shows from March 8th through March 24th are on sale now, and the newly announced dates are set to go on sale for fan club members Tuesday January 22nd HERE. Tickets will go on sale for the general public on Friday January 25th and Saturday January 26th.

 

Additionally CLUTCH will appear at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Exact info on show times and locations will be released soon. Make sure to stay tuned tohttp://pro-rock.com for the latest info.

 

WEATHERMAKER MUSIC has confirmed a March 19, 2013 WORLDWIDE release date for theCLUTCH Earth Rocker CD and Vinyl. Presales for Earth Rocker start at 12:00 noon EST today. Please visithttp://www.clutchmerch.com to pre-order the new record which is available in special bundles packages as well.

 

The first single and title track can streamed exclusively HERE. Fans can keep up on the progress of Earth Rocker by visiting the new website www.earthrocker.com. The website is a hub dedicated to all things Earth Rocker. Fans can expect to see frequent updates including photos, videos from the studio, song title announcements and samples of new songs.

 

Earth Rocker European Tour

1/21: Press Day in London, UK

1/22: London, UK @ Koko – SOLD OUT!

1/23: Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg – Tickets

1/24: Press Day in Paris, FR

1/25: Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie – SOLD OUT!

1/26: Stuttgart, GER @ Universum – SOLD OUT!

1/27: Munchen, GER @ Backstage Club – SOLD OUT!

1/28: Press Day in Berlin, GER

1/29: Berlin, GER @ Lido – SOLD OUT!

1/30: Press Day in Cologne, GER

1/31: Cologne, GER @ Luxor – SOLD OUT!

2/1: Brussels, BE @ VK – Tickets

2/2: Hamburg, GER @ Logo – SOLD OUT!

2/3: Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio – Tickets

2/4: Press Day in Oslo, NO

2/5: Oslo, NO @ Parkteateret – SOLD OUT!

2/6: Press Day in Stockholm, SWE

2/7: Stockholm, SWE @ Tyrol – Tickets

 

Earth Rocker North American Tour

3/8: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s – Tickets

3/9: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works – Tickets

3/10: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s – Tickets

3/11: Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom – Tickets

3/12: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom – Tickets

3/14: Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom – Tickets

3/15: Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/16: Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/18: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep – Tickets

3/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot – Tickets

3/21: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues – Tickets

3/22: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee – Tickets

3/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café Las Vegas Strip – Tickets

3/24: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues – Tickets

3/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

3/27: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

3/29: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market

3/30: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

3/31: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

4/1: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theater

4/2: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

4/3: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

4/5: Calgary, AB @ Flames Central

4/6: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre

4/7: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

4/9: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre

4/10: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

4/11: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

4/12: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

4/13: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room

4/15: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater

4/16: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

4/18: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

4/19: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – Indoor

4/20: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

 

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For More Info Visit:

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http://weathermakermusic.com/

http://www.clutchmerch.com

VICIOUS RUMORS to Release new Album This Spring

Vicious Rumors is on fire. 3 albums in 3 years! “Razorback Killers” (2011), “Live You To Death” (2012) and the new studio album “Electric Punishment” 2013 ……..and the ball keeps rolling!

The legendary San Francisco bay area metal band released a new live CD “Live You To Death” last year onSteamhammer / SPV. Tight and full of energy “Live You to Death”  captures the power and excitement of the Vicious Rumors live performance! 9 live tracks with 2 Vicious Rumors style covers of Black Sabbath’s “Sign of the Southern Cross” and Judas Priest “Running Wild” complete this must have live album.

No rest for the wicked. The band is in the Trident studios in San Francisco right now with Geoff Thorpe and Juan Urteaga – the same production team that brought you “Warball”, “Razorback Killers” and “Live You to Death”. The new studio album “Electric Punishment” will be out on Steamhammer / SPV in April 2013.

Geoff Thorpe, Brian Allen, Larry Howe, Stephen Goodwin and Thean Rasmussen are back with 9 new songs and a wicked cover of “Strange Ways” by KISS sure to satisfy the Vicious Rumors faithfull fans.” Black X List “” D-Block “ are two thrashy speed killers while “Escape (From Hell) “ and “Together We Unite” add a classic flavor.  Guest appearances by Mark McGee, Brad Gillis as well as touring guitarist Bob Capka all along with Geoff Thorpe round out this 5 man guitar gun slinger army. It’s all there … the killer guitar attack, power and speed, melody and double bass thunder and of course shredding guitar solos!!

The Vicious Rumors ball is gaining speed and rolling through your town this year…the first confirmed date is July 26th at the Headbangers Open Air in Germany. More details regarding the new studio album and live shows coming soon!!!

_________________________________________
www.viciousrumors.com
www.spv.de

FRONTIERS RECORDS TO RELEASE JOURNEY’S ECLIPSE ON VINYL IN NORTH AMERICA JANUARY 22ND

 

(New York, NY) – Frontiers Records will release a special gatefold double-vinyl edition of iconic rock group Journey‘s latest studio album, ECLIPSE; the vinyl album will be available for purchase at all physical and online outlets in North America beginning January 22nd, 2013.  Please see below for the track listing and click here to preorder the special edition limited 2-LP vinyl.

Produced by acclaimed producer and long-time Journey collaborator Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Rush, Aerosmith), ECLIPSE is Journey‘s 14th studio album and was originally released in the United States on May 24th, 2011 exclusively at Walmart.  ECLIPSE, the second Journey album with lead singer Arnel Pineda, debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and includes the tracks, “City Of Hope” and “Resonate”; both songs were Top 10 radio hits at Classic Rock radio with “City Of Hope” reaching #4 and “Resonate” climbing to #8, respectively.  USA TODAY declared Journey fans…will love Eclipse”, whileClassic Rock Revisited avowed “Journey delivers a bombastic guitar oriented album…it is the most adventurous, creative and powerful album they have made…”

 

Journey just wrapped a highly-successful, extensive five month North American tour, and is gearing up for their first-ever tour of Australia, followed by a return to Southeast Asia and Europe.

 

Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, Journey has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold and platinum albums.  The band’s Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified album holders.   Journey was awarded the prestigious “Legend Of Live Award” at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards in honor of the band’s significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and in acknowledgement of their commitment to the fans and the art of performing live.  The 2011 Eclipse World Tour was one of the band’s most successful tours ever, drawing nearly a million fans and ranked in the Top 15 Tours of the year.  2011 also marked the 30th anniversary of the band’s seminal anthem, Don’t Stop Believin’, which was honored as the top-selling digital classic rock song in history by Nielsen SoundScan. The group received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.

 

 

ECLIPSE vinyl track listing:

 

LP1 – side one

City Of Hope

Edge Of The Moment

Chain Of Love

LP1 – side two

Tantra

Anything Is Possible

Resonate

LP2 – side one

She’s A Mystery

Human Feel

Ritual

LP2 – side two

 To Whom It May Concern

Someone

 Venus

For more information, please visit:

www.journeymusic.com

www.frontiers.it

Frontiers Records is set to release the new album from futuristic Danish hard rockers Pretty Maids; MOTHERLAND will hit streets on March 26th in North America and is produced by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe).  The first single and video from the album will be “Mother Of All Lies” – clickhere to check out an audio sample.  Pretty Maids are slated to play numerous European festivals this summer in support of MOTHERLAND, including Wacken Open Air and Bang Your Head!!!  Immediately following, the band will embark on an extensive world tour.

 

Founded in 1982 by guitarist Ken Hammer and singer Ronnie Atkins, Pretty Maids established themselves as a band to be taken seriously with their breakthrough album, 1987’s FUTURE WORLD.  The band has toured with the likes of Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Rainbow and appeared at the Monsters Of Rock festival numerous times.  Pretty Maids is Ronnie Atkins (vocals), Ken Hammer (guitars), Morten Sandager (keyboards), Allan Tschicaja (drums) and Rene Shades (bass).

MALEVOLENCE to release brand new single

Portuguese extreme progressive metallers MALEVOLENCE are proud to press forward that
DEVOURED UNLIMITED, the 2nd single extracted from their upcoming 3rd album
ANTITHETICAL will be available on Friday, January 25th.

DEVOURED UNLIMITED draws a parallel on wars linking the precedent atrocities known to
men with the present state of destruction and the pandemonium that is about to come.

The audio episode verses about solid facts and renders the ironic ARBEIT MACHT FREI
statement amongst the flagellation brought to the world by the Nazi regime.

The artwork for the brand new single (on attachment) was once more propelled ahead by
the design bureau KKSTRUCTURES.

Watch out: a storm is coming!

/// A L E V O L E N C E

 

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01/17/13

KROMOSOM: Southern Lord Debut Streaming At Invisible Oranges

Band Locks Down New US Tour

Born in the smoldering wake of defunct crust acts Schifosi and Pisschrist, and featuring current members of Leprosy, Bloody Hammer, Fuil Na Seanchoille and Nuclear Death Terror, Melbourne-based KROMOSOM have hooked up with Southern Lord for their first CD release, Live Forever, set for North American release this Tuesday, January 22nd.

 

The fifteen-track assault captures all of KROMOSOM’s material previously only available on vinyl, with fifteen boasting fifteen entirely unhinged, filthy tracks, barely touching the twenty-three minute realm, all mastered for maximum pandemonium by Jack Control (World Burns to Death, Severed Head of State). If this doesn’t get you raging it’s time to hang up your boots and join the rest of the sheep.

 

Invisible Oranges is now streaming Live Forever in its raging entirety; do it!

 

While final venue info is still pending, KROMOSOM will invade the US again this Spring. Ripping loose in Brooklyn on May 17th the quartet will pummel South alongside Nomad, stopping off to blast out a set at Maryland Deathfest XI, on their way to tear it up at this year’s Chaos in Tejas at the end of the month. Following that venture they’ll hit the West Coast running from Los Angeles up to Portland from June 3rd through 8th with support from Frenzy. Stay tuned as specific venues are confirmed.

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kromosom/154252137949838?sk=wall&filter=12

http://www.reverbnation.com/kromosom

http://www.southernlord.com

http://twitter.com/twatterlord

http://www.facebook.com/SLadmin

GODHUNTER Toast The West Coast As Tour Gets Underway Tonight

The first leg of GODHUNTER’s 2013 Winter tour begins tonight as the Tucson terrors infiltrate California. Anybody in the vicinity of Ventura tonight, Long Beach tomorrow or Twentynine Palms on Saturday night, get ready to watch your town burn down.

 

The action picks back up in early February when the second branch of the trek takes GODHUNTER to four cities throughout their home state. The third and most intense leg of the tour will engulf the first half of March as the band forges through the Southwestern and Gulf Coast regions on their way to raid SXSW.

 

GODHUNTER’s new video for “Wolves Of The North” recently debuted via Metal Injection, so even if you’re not along the tour warpath, crack open a beer or six and party down with that and more of the band’s scumdrenched sludgecore face-replacery HERE.

 

GODHUNTER Winter Tour 2013:

1/17/2013 Billy O’s – Ventura, CA

1/18/2013 Max Steiner’s – Long Beach, CA

1/19/2013 The Palms – Twentynine Palms, CA

2/06/2013 The Rock – Tucson, AZ

2/08/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Phoenix, AZ

2/09/2013 The Kitty – Lake Havasu, AZ

2/23/2013 BleedBleed House – Prescott, AZ

3/01/2013 Yayo Tacos – Las Vegas, NV

3/02/2013 The Big House – Flagstaff, AZ

3/03/2013 Hooligan’s – Albuquerque, NM

3/04/2013 Seventh Circle – Denver, CO

3/05/2013 The Zodiac – Colorado Springs, CO

3/06/2013 Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX

3/07/2013 TBA – Dallas, TX

3/08/2013 Wild Salmon – Lafayette, LA

3/09/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA

3/10/2013 TBA – Houston, TX

3/11-13/2013 SXSW – Austin, TX

3/14/2013 Green Room – Las Cruces, NM

3/15/2013 House Of Rock – El Paso, TX

3/16/2013 The Rock – Tucson, AZ

 

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SERENITY: War of Ages

 The new album of the Symphonic Metal masters will be released on April 9th in North America! Right on time for the release of “War of Ages”, the band will embark on a tour with their labelmates VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. Please see below for the dates! Get ready for a sweeping and bombastic new album!
“War of Ages”-Tracklist
Wings Of Madness
The Art Of War
Shining Oasis
For Freedom’s Sake
Age Of Glory
The Matricide
Symphony For The Quiet
Tannenberg
Legacy Of Tudors
Royal Pain
Fairytales (Ballad Version / Bonus Track / Limited Edition)
Love Of My Life (Bonus Track / Limited Edition)

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: Ethera

 April will be quite a symphonic month, as VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will also be releasing their latest album! “Ethera” has all the trademarks fans of the band love, and so much more! “Ethera” will be released on April 9th in North America! The album was produced and mixed by Frank Pitters & Jakob Grabmayr at the Wildonemusic Studios. The mastering was done by Mika Jussila / Finnvox.
“Ethera”-Tracklist
The Ark
Machinage
Avatara
Vicious Circle
Hypnotized
Tlaluc’s Grace
Burden Of Divinity
Cave Behind The Waterfall
A.E.O.N. 19th
Bestiality vs. Integrity
Clerics Emotion

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SERENITY & VISIONS OF ALTANTIS: On Tour in March 2013

SERENITY & VISIONS OF ATLANTIS & Souldrinker
22.03.13 AT – Wörgl / Komma
23.03.13 DE – Köln / Underground
24.03.13 NL – Roermond / ECI
25.03.13 UK – London / Boston Music Room
26.03.13 BE – Brusseles / Magasin 4 / + SKEPTICAL MINDS
27.03.13 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal
28.03.13 FR – Paris / GlazArt
29.03.13 FR – Lyon / MJC o Totem
30.03.13 CH – Pratteln / Z7 Gallery


THE SORROW: New Clip

 Make sure to check-out THE SORROW’s brand-new clip to their anthem “Perspectives”! The song is taken from their latest masterpiece “Misery Escape”! Click on the link below for the perfect dose of Metalcore!

THE SORROW – “Perspectives” Clip  


LONEWOLF: New Album

 LONEWOLF have finished the recordings of their new album “The Fourth and Final Horseman”. The new metal hymns are currently being mixed by Charles Greywolf (POWERWOLF) at the Studio Greywolf. The new longplayer will be unleashed in summer!

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CALL OF THE VOID: Colorado Powerviolence-Infused Hardcore Perpetrators Unleash Album Details

Dragged Down A Dead End Path To Be Released This March Via Relapse Records

Rarely does a debut record come bursting out of the gates so violently angry, and perennially pissed off. Hurling forth a scorching mix of Napalm Death and His Hero Is Gone, Colorado hardcore/punk/powerviolence perpetrators CALL OF THE VOID pound out a furious ten-song grand f*ing slam of a record with their fitting titled Dragged Down A Dead End Path offering. Blasting forth a low-end assault of dissonant chords and broken harmonies, Dragged Down A Dead End Path truly lives up to its name, beating listeners into submission with a 25+ minute sonic slaughterfest. Formerly known as Ironhorse, CALL OF THE VOID’s crust and grind elements seamlessly merge to conjure visions of grind godfathers Pig Destroyer while effortlessly treading the abrasive, caustic nature of Converge’s hybrid progressive hardcore and Mastodon’s technical metal-tinged rock mastery. Recorded at the Boar’s Nest in Salt Lake City, Utah by Andy Patterson, mastered by Chris Mcnaughton with the strikingly dismal cover art of Anthony Lucero, Dragged Down A Dead End Path will see digital, CD and LP North American release on March 19th, preceded by European release dates of March 15th in Germany, Benelux and Finland, and March 18th in the UK and all other territories.

 

Relapse today issued a video teaser for the record at THIS LOCATION. Preorders for Dragged Down A Dead End Path are available HERE. Additionally, you can check out opening track “Failure” courtesy of Relapse Records’ latest bandcamp sampler HERE.

 

Dragged Down A Dead End Path Track Listing:

1. Failure

2. Theory of Mind

3. Bottom Feeder

4. Endless Ritual Abuse

5. Abomination

6. Breeding Grounds

7. Napalm Lungs

8. The Liar’s Heart

9. I Hope You Two Fuck

10. Faith & Filth

 

 

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SEPULTURA: First Band to be Inducted Twice into the Decibel Magazine Hall of Fame!

Legendary Brazilian/American thrashers, SEPULTURA, are the first band in Decibel Magazine’s history to be inducted twice into their illustrious Hall of Fame! Check out a very special 100th issue of Decibel, which features the making of SEPULTURA’s classic album Beneath the Remains. An excerpt from the comprehensive piece is as follows:

“Before there was death-thrash or thrashy death, there was SEPULTURA, lovingly pronounced either Seh-poll-tour-a or Sep-ull-trah by many a hesher. Contrary to popular opinion at the time, SEPULTURA were not from the deepest parts of the Amazon or Brazil’s most violent of favelas. Actually, they were from somewhere in between—a densely populated concrete jungle not unlike any other from the first or the third world. There was strife, hardship, ugliness and, surprisingly, good times. Brazil and its hardscrabble cities defined SEPULTURASEPULTURA would, in turn, reflect back. Not with early (and crucial) efforts in Bestial Devastation and Morbid Visions, though. They were too busy emulating idols to realize their place in Brazil, let alone the rest of the world. Slowly but surely, they grew up. From forming in the fog of 1984 to 1987—when then-label Cogumelo released sophomore LP Schizophrenia SEPULTURA’s spikes-to-raised fists transformation was nearly complete. For it was the promise of Schizophrenia that would land them not just in the offices of Roadrunner Records in New York City, but on stages afar.

Inked by death metal A&R godfather Monte Conner to seven albums in the spring of 1988, SEPULTURA had found a willing and risk-averse partner in Roadrunner. Driven by a new label deal and progressing musically at a frightening pace, the quartet hammered out their third album in a cramped room at bassist Paulo Jr.’s parents’ house. “Stronger Than Hate,” “Lobotomy,” “Mass Hypnosis,” “Beneath the Remains” and career-defining cut “Inner Self” were the product of the desire to extend SEPULTURA’s savage thrash-death hybrid beyond the borders of the city and country they called home.

Recorded over Christmas 1988 in Rio De Janeiro at Nas Nuvens Studio, Beneath the Remains wasn’t just the beginning for SEPULTURA, but for then-embryonic Scott Burns as well. Burns, who had started to earn a reputation as an engineer at Morrisound Studios, was tapped to fly to Brazil to capture SEPULTURA in their native environment. In Burns, SEPULTURA had a producer who may not have been their first choice, but spoke the same language: not Portuguese, but extreme metal. To say the record catapulted the Brazilians onto the world stage is an understatement. Because Beneath the Remains cleaned our collective late-’80s clocks, we induct it into the Hall of Fame. No stranger to firsts, we welcome SEPULTURA, as the first two-time HOF entry.”

Purchase this issue by visiting the following link: http://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/back-issues/products/february-2013-100

SEPULTURA released Kairos, their 12th studio album and Nuclear Blast Records debut, on July 12, 2011. Kairos was recorded once again atTrama Studios in São Paulo, Brazil and produced and mixed by Roy Z. (JUDAS PRIESTHALFORDBRUCE DICKINSONHELLOWEEN). Mastering was handled by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering. Cover artwork was handled this time around by artist Erich Sayers. 

For more info visit: www.Sepultura.com.br | www.myspace.com/Sepultura | www.facebook.com/sepultura

 

CORRECTIONS HOUSE Premiere New Song/Video On Pitchfork.TV

“Hoax The System,” the first track from CORRECTIONS HOUSE — the new collective featuring Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) — has debuted on Pitchfork.TV. The video, created by Mortichrome Productions, can be seen HERE.

As previously announced, the band will kick off a stretch of rare live shows on January 21, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. Shows will feature each of the four members doing solo sets of spoken word, acoustic and experimental music with an end times collaboration as CORRECTIONS HOUSE to close out the night. Full dates are below.

CORRECTIONS HOUSE recorded one  additional track — “Grin With A Purpose”–  that will be released with “Hoax The System” as a limited edition 7” and will be out on Parker and Lamont’s own label, War Crime Recordings, soon. Further details to be revealed soon.

CORRECTIONS HOUSE Winter Tour 2013
1/21/2013 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
1/22/2013 Great Scott – Boston, MA
1/23/2013 BAR – New Haven, CT
1/24/2013 DC9 – Washington, DC
1/25/2013 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
1/26/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
1/27/2013  Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC
1/28/2013 The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL
1/30/2013 Churchill’s – Miami, FL
1/31/2013 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
2/01/2013 529 – Atlanta, GA

2/02/2013 Bottletree – Birmingham, AL

2/05/2013 Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA
2/06/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
2/07/2013 Walter’s Downtown – Houston, TX
2/08/2013 Korova – San Antonio, TX
2/09/2013 Red 7 – Austin, TX
2/10/2013 Bryan Street Tavern – Dallas, TX
2/11/2013 Opolis – Norman, OK

2/12/2013 Hero’s – Fort Smith, AR
2/13/2013 Slowdown – Omaha, NE
2/15/2013 Moon Room – Denver, CO

 

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Shadowside to support Helloween and Gamma Ray in Europe
Shadowside new lineup
Brazilian metal act Shadowside is back in Europe! The band consisted of Dani Nolden (vocals), Raphael Mattos (guitars), Fabio Carito (bass) and Fabio Buitvidas (drums) announce officially a series of several performances supporting the legendary German bands Helloween and Gamma Ray.
“Hellish Rock Tour pt. II” has 37 confirmed dates in Europe, starting on February 28th in Spain, followed by Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, France, Belgium, United Kingdom and ending on April 21st in Germany.
At the moment, Shadowside are promoting with full force their latest effort “Inner Monster Out”. The album won by popular voting the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards in the “best Metal/Hardcore album”, contest which had the likes of Keith Richards and Ozzy Osbourne as judges, hit position #26 in the BURRN! album charts in Japan and #9 position on CMJ’s Loud Rock charts, remaining on the top 15 for 6 weeks in a row.
“Hellish Rock Tour pt. II” dates are as follows:
Feb 28 – Razzmatazz 1 – Barcelona, Spain
Mar 01 – La Riviera – Madri, Spain
Mar 02 – Santana 27 – Bilbao, Spain
Mar 04 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
Mar 05 – Alcatraz – Milão, Italy
Mar 06 – Estragon – Bologna, Italy
Mar 09 – TBA – Atenas, Greece
Mar 10 – Principal – Thessaloniki, Greece
Mar 12 – Refresh the Venue – Istanbul, Turkey
Mar 15 – Arena Armeec – Sofia, Bulgaria
Mar 16 – Arenele Romane – Bucareste, Romania
Mar 18 – Media Park Club – Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mar 19 – Pesca Music Hall – Budapeste, Hungary
Mar 21 – Sport Hall – Bratislava, Slovakia
Mar 22 – Tesla Aréna – Praga, Czech Republic
Mar 23 – Hala Euronics – Zlín, Czech Republic
Mar 24 – Sport Hall – Brezno, Slovakia
Mar 26 – Studio – Krakow, Poland
Mar 27 – Stodola – Warsaw, Poland
Mar 29 – The Circus – Helsinki, Finland
Mar 30 – Pakkahuone – Tampere, Finland
Mar 31 – Teatria – Oulu, Finland
Apr 02 – Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway
Apr 04 – Arenan – Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 05 – Nöjesfabriken – Karlstad, Sweden
Apr 06 – Lisebergshallen – Gothenburg, Sweden
Apr 08 – Olympia – Paris, France
Apr 09 – Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany
Apr 10 – Neue Stadthalle – Langen, Germany
Apr 12 – Allgäu Event Center – Kaufbeuren, Germany
Apr 13 – Ruhrcongress – Bochum, Germany
Apr 14 – PPM-Fest – Mons, Belgium
Apr 16 – HMV Forum – London, UK
Apr 18 – Docks – Hamburg, Germany
Apr 19 – Music Hall – Geiselwind, Germany
Apr 20 – Volksbankmesse – Balingen, Germany
Apr 21 – Oberpfalzhalle – Schwandorf, Germany
A video of the song “Angel with Horns”, taken from the album Inner Monster Out, is available atwww.youtube.com/shadowsidepress7. More information about the band at www.shadowside.ws orwww.facebook.com/shadowsideband.

DEVOURMENT: First In-Studio Episode Released

The first in a trio of videos documenting the studio process birthing DEVOURMENT’s fourth album Conceived In Sewage was released today. Watch as the members lay down drum tracks for the new LP, talk “cheesesteaks and shit” with studio guru and local takeout expert Erik Rutan via the Relapse Youtube page now.

 

New label home Relapse Records recently dropped an ultra-gruesome nudie-tree-sex-monster-homicide style lyric video for the album’s crushing “50 Ton War Machine” as well as several merch package preorder options and digital preorders for DEVOURMENT’s latest beast.

 

DEVOURMENT is now confirming tour actions in support of Conceived In Sewage with more new plans presently being conceived. Stay tuned for more tour news, as well as the next two video installments of the album’s completion and more gore-laden blasting mayhem from Conceived In Sewage to be released in the coming days.

 

DEVOURMENT Live Carnage:

3/15/2013 The Place Bar and Lounge – Brooklyn, NY w/ Internal Bleeding, Malignancy, more

3/16/2013 Gunners Run – Philadelphia, PA @ The Philly Infest w/ Brutal Truth, Phobia, Master, Malignancy, Embalmer, Cannabis Corpse, more

6/15/2013 The Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Vegas Deathfest w/ Defeated Sanity, Regurgitation, Infernal Dominion, Embalmer

 

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7 HORNS 7 EYES pulls out of Canadian tour due to unforeseen logistical issues

        

 

Due to unforeseen issues concerning 7 HORNS 7 EYES internally, the band has made the decision to pull out of their tour with ANNEX THEORY this February. In spite of steps taken to try to alleviate these issues, the band will be unable to take part in the tour. However, the tour itself is not cancelled and ANNEX THEORY will press on on their own.

 

Comments 7H7E guitarist Aaron Smith:

 

“This is certainly not the outcome we had in mind when we announced our participation in this tour, and it’s really a bummer to let everyone down who had made plans to come see 7H7E play and to the promoters of the shows as well. There are several factors in our decision to cancel, including unforeseen financial strain, and it was not a decision we made quickly or lightly, but it’s definitely the best decision. We fully intend and look forward to rescheduling a similar run of dates in the future (we hope with ANNEX THEORY), so that we can make it up to our Canadian fans! We will not forget!”

 

7H7E released their debut album, Throes of Absolution, on April 24, 2012 via Century Media Records in North America. The record features artwork by Travis Smith (OPETH, NEVERMORE) and a guest appearance by former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis. To purchase Throes of Absolution, please head over to CM Distro or iTunes.

 

ANNEX THEORY’s latest EP, Process Existence, was self-released last May. The effort was mixed and mastered by Travis Montgomery of THREAT SIGNAL and features a cover of the RUSH classic “Subdivisions.”

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WATAIN enters studio

      

 

His Masters Noise and Century Media are proud to announce the beginning of a new chapter of the WATAIN epos! The band comments:

 

“Since the harvest, WATAIN have been occupied with preparations for a long and hard journey. Seeds have been sown, blades have been sharpened and new fires have been lit to illuminate the untrodden tunnels that lay before us as we descend further down the maze…”

 

And so it was that on the 3rd of January, 3 years on the day since the recording ofLawless Darkness did commence, WATAIN returned to Necromorbus Studio and begun working on what is to become the 5th full length album. The tentative time of release is now set for August 2013. More details will be unveiled soon.

 

WATAIN online:

http://www.templeofwatain.com

NoiseArt Records presents: ESSENCE – Album cover and tracklist unveiled! Release date announced!

 

Danish thrash metal band ESSENCE has returned from the studio presenting you their brandnew album “Last Night Of Solace”. The winner of the Rock The Nation Award 2012 was working inside the infamous Abyss Studio with the legendary Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren – hailed by many as the “Rick Rubin of Scandinavian Metal”. With „Last Night Of Solace“ ESSENCE made a major step forward, both sound- and songwriting wise. With every song the band deliver a very fierce mix between Destruction and Sodom. It´s a thrash metal bombshell par excellence!

 

ESSENCE comment on the new album: “Last Night Of Solace is very different from our last album. We have matured in our songwriting, our abilities and our expression. It is difficult to describe the album with words, but ‘enormous’ covers a lot of what the listener will hear on the record. We needed to make this album the way it is today, because it is a statement and it will serve as a point of reference in the future. Also, we did what came naturally and ‘all by itself’ to us. There is nothing ‘forced’ on this album and it is just our clean personal energy captured on in 10 tracks. You can hear that the album is recorded in extreme sub-zero temperatures and in the middle of a frozen Swedish winter.”

 

Now the band has unveiled the album cover of „Last Night Of Solace“

The tracklisting is also available:

 

1. Intro

2. Final Eclipse

3. Arachnida

4. For the Fallen

5. Children of Rwanda

6. Gemstones

7. Dark Matter

8. Last Night of Solace

9. Opium

10. Fractured Dimension (bonus track)

 

“Last Night Of Solace” will be released on March 29th via NoiseArt Records and will be available as limited CD in slipcase incl. bonus track!

 

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01/16/13

AMORPHIS – New Album Details Revealed!

Finnish masters of melacholic dark metal, AMORPHIS, have dubbed their 11th full length release Circle. The album is set to be released on April 19, 2013 (Europe) and April 30 (North America) via Nuclear Blast records. Circle, The follow-up to 2011’s highly successful masterpiece The Beginning Of Times (Finnish charts: #1, German charts: #16) was produced and mixed by no less than HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren (CHILDREN OF BODOMCELTIC FROSTIMMORTALDIMMU BORGIR). Tracking was done at Petrax Studio in Hollola (NIGHTWISH,CHILDREN OF BODOMKORPIKLAANI) and 5K Studios in Helsinki, Finland.

A short summary of the album’s concept/story written by Pekka Kainulainen, who wrote the lyrics for the album, can be read below:

“The protagonist has been dealt a bad hand at birth. He’s always felt himself an outsider with strong potential to become marginalized. Through an accident, after a crisis, he finds a connection with his inner powers. A guide is sent to him, from some other time and place. He gets a chance to take hold of his own life and change his destiny. From the past of Carelian Finland he finds his own spiritual tribe and the power to turn the course of his doomed life. This is a story of survival.”

Singer Tomi Joutsen added about the album’s title: “Circle represents integrity. Back in the days, when there was something special to talk about, wise men used to sit in circle. Not everyone was invited to join them. But in this story, the protagonist was invited among the wise men’s circle.”

Studio reports:
Part 1 http://youtu.be/fLdUj7wm2PM
Part 2 http://youtu.be/VTHcE6Z4lPM
Part 3 http://youtu.be/hLbHuMS_IkQ

For more info visit: www.amorphis.net | www.facebook.com/amorphis | www.nuclearblast.de/amorphis

L.A. GUNS TO RELEASE LIVE IN CONCERT, FROM M3,

WITH BEHIND-SCENES AND INTERVIEW EXTRAS ON FEBRUARY 12

Los Angeles, CA…L.A. Guns provided one of the most talked-about performances at the 2012 M3 Rock Festival in Maryland last May.That full concert was professionally captured in a multi-camera shoot and packaged with behind-the-scenes, studio, and interview extras in L.A. GUNS: LIVE IN CONCERT to be released February 12 by Cleopatra Records. Also included are three studio music videos from the critically-acclaimed album, HOLLYWOOD FOREVER. The accompanying CD provides the audio tracks for the M3 concert.

 

L.A. Guns continues carry the torch of the glam/sleaze/rock scene from the Sunset Strip, always delivering their trademark sound, but also creatively moving forward with the type of exciting new music displayed in HOLLYWOOD FOREVER.  It is this combination of old and new that keeps L.A. Guns on the road, on the radio, and on the minds of rock fans across the globe.  L.A. GUNS: LIVE IN CONCERT captures the band at one of the biggest rock festivals in the U.S. and showcases the fan favorites like “Never Enough” and “The Ballad of Jayne” as well as tracks from the new record.  The concert is uncut and has material not seen in the live festival feed.

 

In the bonus material, documentarian Jack Foster interviewed Phil Lewis, Steve Riley, Stacey Blades, and Scotty Griffin about songwriting, collaboration, and the band’s rich history.  In-studio footage throughout the recording process was also captured, including creative banter with legendary record producer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Van Halen) . Former L.A. Guns member Kelly Nickels makes a special appearance as well.

 

TRACK LIST

LIVE AT THE M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

  1.  Sex Action
  2. Never Enough
  3. You Better Not Love Me
  4. Sweet Mystery
  5. Revolution
  6. Sleazy Come, Easy Go
  7. Electric Gypsy
  8. The Ballad of Jayne
  9. Rip N’ Tear

STUDIO VIDEOS

10. You Better Not Love Me

  1. Arana Negra (Black Spider)                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s72JTne0sbI
  2. Requiem (Hollywood Forever)

THE MAKING OF HOLLYWOOD FOREVER

  1.  The Beginning
  2. Bookends
  3. Writing Songs
  4. Working Together
  5. Time Crunch
  6. Phil’s Songs
  7. Hot Rods & Strippers
  8. Treasure Chest
  9. Vinyl Spider
  10. Hot Take

 

With new guitarist Frank Wilsey, L.A. Guns is starting the new year with club dates in the Midwest and their home start, gearing up for the epic Monsters of Rock Cruise to the Bahamas in March.

 

1/17                 Viper Alley                  Lincolnshire, IL

1/18                 Small’s                         Hamtramck, MI

1/19                 Soaring Eagle Casino  Mt. Pleasant, MI

1/26                 Tiki Bar                       Costa Mesa, CA

3/14                 Bahia Cabana              Ft. Lauderdale, FL

3/15                 Jake’s Tavern              Sarasota, FL

3/16-20           Monsters of Rock Cruise

 

L.A. GUNS: LIVE IN CONCERT will be in stores and online at MSRP $16.99

 

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VOIVOD streams new album, ‘Target Earth,’ on Loudwire.com

       

 

On January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America, Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD will release their 13th studio album, Target Earth! To hear the album in its entirety, please head over to Loudwire.com for the album stream:

 

http://loudwire.com/voivod-target-earth-exclusive-album-stream/

 

To pre-order Target Earth, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for the album, plus a special bundle that includes the CD and an exclusive t-shirt.

 

Recorded at producer Pierre Rémillard’s Wild Studios in Quebec and mixed by Sanford Parker (PELICAN, NACHTMYSTIUM), Target Earth features artwork by drummer Away (Michel Langevin), who used color schemes from each one of the band’s previous albums to make this new masterpiece. The album brings back original bass player, Blacky (Jean Yves Thériault), marking his first recordings with the band since 1991’sAngel Rat. It’s also the first to feature guitarist Chewy (Daniel Mongrain), who cut his teeth playing guitar to the late Piggy’s (Denis D’Amour) riffs, and thus has matched his style to a tee. VOIVOD, as a full group, hadn’t sat down to write a record together since 2003’s self-titled album. The end result harkens back to the group’s late 80s output and after 30 years together as a band, one of their best yet.

 

Read on for a few reviews of VOIVOD’s critically acclaimed Target Earth:

 

“…the long-awaited proper follow-up to [‘Nothingface’].” — DECIBEL MAGAZINE (8/10)

 

“…the songs have enough complexity, heaviness, and clever arrangements to make ‘Target Earth’ the most riveting VOIVOD album in more than 20 years.” — OUTBURN MAGAZINE (8/10)

 

“‘Target Earth’ is an instant classic…a contender for Best Metal Album of 2013.” —METAL SUCKS.net

 

“Thirty years in, these Canadian legends are still cranking out vital and ripping tracks…” — BROOKLYN VEGAN.com

 

“This is VOIVOD back to business with their best record since 1990’s ‘Nothingface.'” —AOL NOISECREEP.com

 

VOIVOD lineup

Michel Langevin (Away) – drums
Denis Bélanger (Snake) – vocals
Jean-Yves Thériault (Blacky) – bass
Daniel Mongrain (Chewy) – guitar

 

VOIVOD online:

http://www.voivod.com/

http://www.facebook.com/Voivod

http://www.irongang.com
http://www.voivod.net
http://www.myspace.com/voivod
http://www.voivodfan.com

CLAMFIGHT: Decibel Whips Up A Full Album Stream From NJ Chowder Champs

 

With New Jersey-based sludgemeisters CLAMFIGHT now just a week from celebrating the harvest of their second full-length, I Versus The Glacier, today the fishmongers at Decibel Magazine have published an exclusive stream of the full album alongside a brief interrogation with these mighty fishers of rifferey. The nearly fifty minute album was recorded by Steve Poponi at Gradwell House Recording in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, and will be out next Tuesday, January 22nd via The Maple Forum, the official label imprint born of admired webzine/music community The Obelisk.

 

Dig yourself out of the mud and get your bivalve mollusk street warfare on with Decibel’s stream of CLAMFIGHT’s I Versus The Glacierhere!

 

With I Versus The Glacier reaping killer recommendations from media outlets internationally ahead of its release, CLAMFIGHT recently shelled out info on a new Spring live gigs. This weekend the quartet will drop a deuce of shows, hitting New London, Connecticut on Friday and Rochester, New York on Saturday. The band is also confirmed to take part in the bruising, all-day second installment of the now annual Eye Of The Stoned Goat gathering, set to smoke-out New Castle, Deleware on February 9th alongside Iron Man, Pale Divine, Beelzefuzz, Wasted Theory and a slew of others. Late in March they’ll head down to Frederick, Maryland set to kick it live with Beelzefuzz, War Injun, Ichabod and Hollow Leg. And even more recently, CLAMFIGHT was added to the lineup for this year’s Stoner Hands of Doom Festival, to be held in Richmond, Virginia November 7th through 10th.

 

Promos of I Versus The Glacier and interviews with CLAMFIGHT are available now via The Earsplit Compound.

 

CLAMFIGHT Live:

1/18/2013 El’ n’ Gee – New London, CT w/ When the Deadbolt Breaks, Blue Aside, Bedroom Rehab Corporation

1/19/2013 The Bug Jar – Rochester, NY w/ Pink Elephant, Babayaga, Muler, The Ginger Faye Bakers

2/09/2013 JB McGinnes – New Castle, DE @ Eye Of The Stoned Goat 2 w/ Iron Man, Pale Divine, more [info]

3/29/2013 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD w/ Beelzefuzz, War Injun, Ichabod, Hollow Leg

11/7-10/2013 Stoner Hands Of Doom Festival – Richmond, VA

 

“…the sort of album that sucks you in, not letting go for its riff laden duration and commanding repeated listens. This isn’t the sort of album where you could pick out a single track and call it the best, oh no my stoney friends – all nine tracks could’ve been the single. 9/10” – Axis Of Metal

 

“…gets the heart pumping, the fist flying, and the heads nodding until the neck begins to cramp.” – Metal Underground

 

“The only requirement, for now, is to forget about everything else and just listen; soak in the power of the riff, the sweet, unobtrusive pounding of the drums, and the distorted crispness of the bass. If you are one of those listeners that like heavy music that knows where to find that sweet spot right at the core of sludge, doom, and stoner metal, you’ve come to the right place. 4/5” – Sea Of Tranquility

 

“…dirty sludge rock with dollops of distortion from the same whiskey soaked barrel as Kylesa and Scissorfight. 8/10” – Metal Mouth

 

“…they have a huge spectrum of kick ass old school rock/grunge influences like simple, catchy and harsh guitar riffs and solos but also a metallic sound brought by the thrash riffing, the heaviest side of the band that gives extra boost to their style transforming them into a metal quartet.” – HeavyHardMetalMania

 

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BUCKCHERRY Premiere Video for “Gluttony” January 16 on AOL MUSIC and AOL’s Noisecreep.com

 

Band Confirmed for Second Leg of Kid Rock’s Rebel Soul Tour

 

‘Confessions’ CD Out February 19 via Century Media Records

[Buckcherry photo by Stevie D.]

 

Buckcherry will premiere the provocative video for “Gluttony” — the first single from their new Confessions album — today (January 16) exclusively at AOL Music and AOL’s Noisecreep.com. The daring clip was directed by Billy Jayne and features the band performing the song in a church filled with people indulging in all types of vices, while the video’s protagonist struggles to overcome his own gluttony.

The multi-platinum Los Angeles rock band will release Confessions February 19, 2013 via Century Media Records and the “Gluttony” single is available for purchase through iTunes now.

Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd explains the inspiration for the “Gluttony” video: “The concept of the video is excess, consuming everything excessively, and moderation is not even in the equation. I’m very familiar with that, and a lot of guys in the band are familiar with that.”

He continues: “Because the record is called Confessions, we filmed the video in a church, we got Jesus down there–which is killer–and we got a lot of our fans in it, which is amazing. They came out on their own time and really put in a lot of sweat equity, so thank you to them.”

Guitarist Keith Nelson elaborates, “We worked with Billy Jayne, who hasn’t done a lot of music videos. It was really refreshing to see his take on what we’re doing because he totally gets the music, he’s connecting with it, and he’s taking it to a different place than a guy who does videos for a living. We got a guy who actually makes movies and TV shows to put his spin on it and it’s been really positive.”

“Gluttony” goes for adds at U.S. Rock radio today–with 15 stations already having added it early–and is already receiving early praise from the media. Rick Florino of ArtistDirect.com said the song “shines with the kind of skittering rock decadence the world could use a whole hell of a lot more of” (December 11, 2012).

Buckcherry is currently on the road headlining North American shows and will join Kid Rock as special guests on the upcoming Rebel Soul Tour beginning February 2 in Kansas City, MO. The first leg of the tour runs through March 2 and band has also been added to the second leg of dates for trek which run from March 18 in Sioux Falls, SD through April 6 in Saginaw, MI.

While on tour, Buckcherry is previewing songs from Confessions, the band’s sixth studio album and first U.S. release for Century Media Records. Confessions merges punk grit, gutter attitude, honest storytelling, and razor sharp hooks. The lyrics are tied together by the underlying theme of the Seven Deadly Sins.

BuckcherryJosh Todd (vocals), Keith Nelson (guitar), Stevie D. (guitar), Jimmy Ashhurst (bass),Xavier Muriel (drums)–are one of the premier rock bands of the new millennium, having sold more than three million records in America alone and touring virtually non-stop, playing with everyone from AC/DC to Avenged Sevenfold, touring sold-out arenas alongside Nickelback and KISS, and headlining festivals ranging from the punk rock Ink-N-Iron (also featuring the Misfits and Pennywise) to Sturgis. Radio staples “Lit Up,” “Crazy Bitch” and “Sorry” have cemented the band as one of the most identifiable and sought-after bands on the radio and the live circuits.

The current Buckcherry tour itinerary is as follows:

 

Date                City                              Venue

Solo Shows:

1/16                 London, ON                London Concert Theatre

1/19                 Toronto, ON                Phoenix Concert Theatre

1/20                 Niagara Falls, NY        Rapids Theatre

1/22                 Portland, ME               The Asylum

 

With Kid Rock and Hellbound:

2/2                   Kansas City, MO        Sprint Center

2/5                   Springfield, MO           JQH Arena

2/7                   Beaumont, TX             Ford Park Event Center

2/9                   Tulsa, OK                   BOK Center

2/10                 Wichita, KS                 INTRUST Bank Arena

2/13                 Bossier City, LA          CenturyLink Center

2/15                 Nashville, TN               Bridgestone Arena

2/16                 Greenville, SC              Bi-Lo Center

2/18                 Fort Myers, FL            Germain Arena

2/20                 Pensacola, FL             Pensacola Civic Center

2/21                 New Orleans, LA          New Orleans Arena

2/23                 Birmingham, AL           BJCC Arena

2/24                 Huntsville, AL              Von Braun Center

2/26                 Greensboro, NC          Greensboro Coliseum Complex

2/27                 Knoxville, TN               Knoxville Civic Auditorium

3/1                   Memphis, TN              FedEx Forum

3/2                   Louisville, KY              KFC Yum! Center

 

3/18                 Sioux Falls, SD           Sioux Falls Arena

3/20                 Madison, WI                Memorial Coliseum At Alliant Energy Center

3/22                 Toledo, OH                  The Huntington Center

3/23                 Columbus, OH             Nationwide Arena

3/25                 Youngstown, OH         Covelli Center

3/26                 Ft. Wayne, IN              Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

3/28                 Bloomington, IL            U.S. Cellular Coliseum

3/29                 Omaha, NE                 CenturyLink Center

4/1                   Evansville, IN              Ford Center

4/3                   Grand Rapids, MI        Van Andel Arena

4/5                   Saginaw, MI                Dow Event Center

4/6                   Saginaw, MI                Dow Event Center

 

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CANDLELIGHT RECORDS 2013 LABEL UPDATE

 

Candlelight Records extends a Happy New Years greeting to all our media, retail, and band friends around the globe. We have an active year planned and hope you will find many records of interest over the next twelve months. As always, if you have any questions or need anything, just ask one of our staffers and we’ll gladly sort. And now for the news…

 

NEW SIGNINGS:

 

We are proud to announce a number of new signings to the label.

 

EARTH CRISIS (World): No hardcore or metal fan can be unaware of EARTH CRISIS or the contribution the Syracuse-based band has made to heavy music since their founding in 1989. Now in 2013, the band begins a new chapter with a new record, a new label, a new quest to deliver music as only they can. Expected to begin recording late spring, watch for updates as the five-piece prep for an active and productive year.

 

PALEHORSE (World): Terrorizer Magazine call this UK bevy, “a band who marry a palpable viciousness of delivery with a desire to sidestep heavy amplification convention in search of a more unsettling and uncompromising onslaught.” Together since 2000, the band have released two full-length albums; both overwhelmingly received by media. Now for album number three, the band expects to turn even more heads.

 

DEMON LUNG (World): The Las Vegas-based quartet have completed recording with Billy Anderson and are anticipating a late spring release. The band notes of the recording adventure, “recording with Billy was an amazing experience creatively and personally. Having never met him before, we were a bit intimidated by his resume and the fact that he has recorded some of our favorite albums. But within the first three minutes we knew we were in good hands.” Anderson notes, “it’s going to be an epic album by an epic band.”

 

VOICES (World): Featuring Akercocke/My Dying Bride drummer David Gray with Akercocke’s Peter Benjamin and Sam Loynes, this new UK-based black metal band is set to release their debut via Candlelight in the coming months. From the Human Forest Create A Fugue of Imaginary Rain was recorded at London’s Legacy Studios and was produced by Dan Abela. Terrorizer has already called the record “a unique beast brimming with ultra-blasts and dexterous riffing.”

 

CNOC UN TURSA (World): The epic sounds of this Scottish quartet will impress those that enjoy the diversity of the current pagan/black/folk metal explosion. The band’s Candlelight debut, The Giants Of Auld, was recorded at Foel Studios in Wales by acclaimed producer Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard). It is set for North American release late March. Heathen Harvest calls the album “a potent mixture of black metal riffage and rousing, epic atmosphere.”

 

NON EXISTENCE (World): The Austria-based band fronted by Philip Santoll is ready to unveil their second album via Candlelight this spring.Antarctica combines the familiar bombast of Dimmu Borgir with an Arcturus-like avant-garde swagger, and the melancholy of My Dying Bride. The band says the album is as cold and massive as it is beautiful and raw. The album follows up the band’s 2007 debut, Nihil.

 

MAEL MORDHA (World): With three full-length albums already to their credit, Ireland’s Gaelic doomsters now join forces with Candlelight for their next chapter. The quintet is currently busy working on the follow-up to 2010’s Manannan. The band recently performed alongside Primordial at the Redemption Festival in Dublin. Rotting Christ, Solstafir, and labelmates Winterfylleth were also featured on the bill.

HOPELESS YOUTH (World): These Canadians have been stumbling between basement shows and venues as they strive to bring fast aggressive music to everyone. After self releasing their own self-titled ep, Hopeless Youth have proved that they have what it takes to go to the next level. Now signed to Candlelight, the five-piece will be releasing a full length with plans to tour the world. Whether it’s beer soaked or sober, they’ll stop at nothing to play everywhere.

 

SHADE EMPIRE (World): Finland-based symphonic black metal band are set to silence a four year hiatus with a new record via candlelight records. Metal Observer calls the band, “a smorgasbord of melodic thrash, technical death metal, and synthesized chaos with an industrial sheen.” Chronicles of Chaos call them, “a veritable melting pot of metal genres.” It will be exciting to hear what this six-piece have in store for fans in the coming months.

 

ARMED FOR APOCALYPSE (Europe): The Sacramento band is hard-at-work on album number two. It is expected for release late spring. Featuring former members of Will Haven, the four-piece has performed alongside a wide-range of artists including Unearth, The Used, Static-X, Helmet, Lazarus A.D., and The Funeral Pyre.

 

WOUNDED KINGS (World): From the misty moors of Dartmoor, the respected quartet now call Candlelight their home. Roadburn alumni,WOUNDED KINGS have a sizeable world following and their new record is already eagerly anticipated. Aquarian Weekly says the band’s “riffs are so locked in doom lore that you can almost imagine there was a thin sheet of dust on the two-inch tape this was plainly recorded on from the irregularly dusted castle it was plainly recorded in.”

 

SADGIQACEA (World): Heavy Planet says, “while destroying everything in their path, Philadelphia-based Sadgiqacea creates an inspiring assault of beauty meets devastation. Crushing riffs and ambient beauty swirl as the vocals bark… epic and full on sludge.” Fueled by the duo of Evan Schaefer and Fred Grabosky, the band recently completed their Candlelight debut. Expect an April release.

 

HYBRIS (World): Weaving technical thrash with classic heavy metal and strong hints of progressive, these London thrashers are set to unveil their debut album late spring. Band founder/leader Federica proves that girls can truly thrash. The band has been regulars to the stage, playing alongside Municipal Waste, Helstar, Volture, and others.

 

NEW RELEASES:

 

See below for confirmed releases as well recordings in progress.

 

ORANGE GOBLIN (World): Ready for what could be the biggest year in their career, the ORANGE GOBLIN boys are ready to hit the road to support their forthcoming A Eulogy For The Fans/Orange Goblin Live 2012. The cd/dvd will hit North American stores on March 12; just as the band begins their first stateside tour in many a year. Teaming up with Clutch, the band will visit cities all over the US and Canada playing fan favorites from their extensive recording registry. Confirmed tour dates are noted in the tour section below.

 

IHSAHN (World): The former Emperor vocalist/guitarist is set to touchdown on US soil for this year’s Maryland Death Festival. This will be only the second time the highly respected musician has performed as a solo artist since setting out on his own (following the 2001 demise of Emperor). He is already feverously working on new material which he plans to record in the coming months; songs to be included on his fourth solo recording anticipated for late year.

 

HAVOK (World): The Denver thrashers are getting ready to hit the studio to record what is expected to be a highly anticipated album. Planned for release late June, the still untitled album will follow Time Is Up, the offering that really opened doors for the still young quartet. The band was a performer on Barge to Hell (alongside At The Gates, Napalm Death, Behemoth, and labelmates Corrosion of Conformity, among others). Watch for more recording details in the coming weeks.

 

WOE (World): The third record from the Philadelphia black metal band is set to be released this spring. Hailed by media since their debut, A Spell for the Death of Man, in 2008, WOE has slowly built a solid fanbase with Metal Sucks saying, “this is the sound of black metal to come.” Teeth of the Divine note, “WOE carve out their own niche amid the US black metal scene without bowing down to either forced brittle Scandinavian worship, post rock injections or self loathing depression.”

 

MEADS OF ASPHODEL (World): Finishing up work on Sonderkommando, their second album for Candlelight, the UK-based black metal medievalists, plan to take their loyal fanbase on another dynamic adventure. Stereogum notes, “it’s impossible to nail their sound without just diving in,” when detailing the band’s unique sound. It is hard to pinpoint when you consider the band have covered Stiff Little Fingers, Discharge, the Stranglers, Conflict, Skeptix, the Kinks, and completed a split recording with Mayhem in 2002.

 

Also coming…. new recordings from ALTAR OF PLAGUES (Europe), LIMBONIC ART (World), and ABIGAIL WILLIAMS (World).

 

Candlelight Artists On Tour:

 

ORANGE GOBLIN:

w/ Clutch

03/08/2013 Bogarts – Cincinnati OH

03/09/2013 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN

03/10/2013 Pop’s – Sauget, IL

03/11/2013 Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom – Little Rock, AR

03/12/2013 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK

03/14/2013 Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX

03/18/2013 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

03/19/2013 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT

03/21/2013 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

03/22/2013 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ

03/23/2013 Hard Rock Café – Las Vegas, NV

03/24/2013 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA

 

VISION OF DISORDER:

01/26/2013 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ

01/27/2013 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

02/01/2013 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

02/02/2013 Whiskey a Go-Go – Hollywood, CA

 

DEMON LUNG:

02/10/13 – Bunkhouse Saloon, Las Vegas NV (supporting Castle)

03/16/13 – Cheyenne Saloon, Las Vegas NV (supporting Gravehill, Avenger of Blood)

 

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PRONG’s Tommy Victor Unveils Signature Schecter Guitar

Confirms NAMM Signing and Performance

Tommy Victor frontman of quintessential New York Metallers PRONG is pleased to unveil his brand new signature guitar model from Schecter Guitar Research. Tommy will be showing off his new guitar at this year’s NAMM show. Tommy will be signing on Friday January 25th at 1:00 PM in room 210. PRONG will then take to the stage Saturday January 26th at The Grove in Anaheim, CA alongside Exodus, Jeff Loomis and Chris Poland.

 

Victor commented on his new signature model guitar:

 

“I am so happy to finally have my own signature model being released! And to have it done through Schecter is an honor and a highlight in my career. We put our minds together to design an intense model that we know guitar players and collectors of all sorts are going to appreciate. I’m personally impressed with the outcome. It’s amazing!”
“To help celebrate Schecter’s dominance in new designs and innovation and quality all around, along with the release of the Tommy Victor signature model, PRONG will be supporting Exodus at the Schecter NAMM Party Saturday Jan 26th at the Grove in Anaheim. Also performing is my old friend Chris Poland and his band Ohm, and one of the world’s top shredders Jeff Loomis. The incredible Gary Holt with the rest of us will be doing a signing at the new upstairs Schecter booth at NAMM (which will have my new model on display) Friday Jan. 25 at 1pm. See you at NAMM!”

 

PRONG latest release Carved into Stone was released in 2012 on Long Branch Records. The album which is quintessentially PRONG, stretches into the band’s earliest and dirtiest foundations on which the band was founded on to the present as a staple of today’s post-metal and rock scenes.

 

Carved Into Stone can be ordered from Amazon HERE. Be sure to check out the deluxe iTunes edition which features an exclusive bonus track which is a cover of the Rammstein track “Feuer Frei”.

 

PRONG‘s video for “Revenge…Best Served Cold” can be streamed HERE.

 

Visit the PRONG online merch store HERE.

 

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NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV

Tickets On Sale NOW; More Bands Announced

 

Tickets for this year’s NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL are officially on sale NOW. Set to commence with a pre-party on April 18th, the official three-day ritual will take place the weekend of April 19th, 20th and 21st at the historic Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts and mark the annual event’s 15th anniversary.

 

Presented by MassConcerts, this year’s edition of the festival features nearly fifty acts from all walks of the extreme music spectrum, including headlining sets from HatebreedOpeth and Suicidal Tendencies, as well as legendary thrash behemoths Anthrax, who will be performing their classic Among The Living full-length in its entirety as part of their headlining spot on the Metal Alliance Tour. Celebrating its third year of sonic demolition, this year’s Metal Alliance Tour finds Anthrax sharing the stage with Bay Area thrash legends Exodus, Richmond speed metal assailantsMunicipal Waste, and retro metal conjurors Holy Grail, each of whom will be systematically leveling the two stages of the Palladium at NEMHF XV.

 

Latest additions to the fest include: Agitator, Battlecross, Disgrace, Foundation, Glass Cloud, King 810, Miss May I, Mouth Of The South, Mutilation Rites, Texas In July, The Greenery, Thick As Blood and To The Wind and VYGR with more acts to be announced in the coming weeks. See day-to-day breakdown below.

 

Friday: Anthrax performing Among The Living in its entirety, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Exodus, Municipal Waste, Black Breath, Holy Grail, VYGR, Dead By Wednesday, Multilation Rites, Trap Them, Death Before Dishonor, Xibalba, The Mongoloids, Power Trip, Expire, Twitching Tongues, Suburban Scum, Rude Awakening, The Greenery, Disgrace, Antagonist AD, The Greenery, Battlecross.

 

Saturday: Opeth, Katatonia, Trollfest, Tyr, Hellsot, Heidevolk, Ensiferum, Born of Osiris, After The Burial,  The Contortionist, I Declare War, Legion, Erra, Fit For An Autopsy, Sworn In, Reflections, Mouth of the South, Ark of the Covenant, Those Who Fear, Saving Grace, Years Since The Storm, Mouth of the South, King 810.

 

Sunday: Suicidal Tendencies, Miss May I, Texas In July, Glass Cloud, Your Memorial, No Mercy, Foundation, Remembering Never, Bracewar, Mother of Mercy, Agitator, Incendiary, Thick As Blood, To The Wind.

 

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2013 Ticket Prices/Packages:
Weekend Pass For All Three Days – $90 [BUY HERE]

Thursday, April 18th – Kick Off Party – $12 In Advance/$15 Day-Of  [BUY HERE]
Friday, April 19th: $35 In Advance/$40 Day-Of [BUY HERE]
Saturday, April 20th: $40 In Advance/$45 Day-Of [BUY HERE]
Sunday, April 21st: $35 In Advance/$40 Day-Of [BUY HERE]

 

VIP Three-Day Package – $165: Includes one three-day NEMHHF Pass, entry to Thursday’s pre-party, an NEMHF T-shirt, 18 x 24 NEMHF poster, NEMHF sampler CD, exclusive meet and greets with artists all weekend, early entry each day, NEHMF guitar picks, NEHMF button pack, raffles for exclusive gear, NEMHF beer koozie, NEMHF + Shock Clothing key chain, free Monster energy drink at the signing tent. [BUY HERE]

 

VIP One-Day Pass – $80: Includes one NEMHHF day pass for Friday, Saturday or Sunday, an NEMHF T-shirt, 18 x 24 NEMHF poster, NEMHF sampler CD, exclusive meet and greets with artists all weekend, NEHMF guitar picks, NEMHF beer koozie, NEMHF + Shock Clothing key chain, free Monster energy drink at the signing tent. [BUY HERE]

 

Since 1999, the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL has showcased a vast array of metal and hardcore acts, while also providing merchandising and promotional areas for record labels and other vendors, at Worcester, Massachusetts’ massive venue The Palladium.

 

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LAMB OF GOD’s CHRIS ADLER Announces Exclusive North American Endorsement and Distribution Deal with VRUK Corporation

 

New Video Launched Highlighting the CHRIS ADLER Signature VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate

 

LAMB OF GOD’s CHRIS ADLER is pleased to announce his new, exclusive North American endorsement and distribution deal with VRUK Corporation, specifically in conjunction with the CHRIS ADLER Signature VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate—a vital tool for drummers looking to increase endurance and speed that CHRIS ADLER himself will be distributing exclusively throughout North America.

 

The CHRIS ADLER Signature VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate acts as an attachment to your current pedal setup providing heel support, rebound acceleration and control, the key factor of any drum technique. Today, CHRIS ADLER released a brand new video that shows what the VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate is and how it works! Head to this location to view the video (click “watch video” link), read testimonials, grab coupon codes and more!

 

“In every aspect of my life, my intention is to seek out the very best. When it comes to drumming, I insist on it. I won’t use free because it’s free. I’ll overpay for the tools that allow me to exceed my own expectations,” says CHRIS ADLER. “When writing the Wrath album I wore ankle weights to increase my kick drum endurance and speed. One day after a long rehearsal, I took them off and one rested under my heel. I immediately noticed that securing and resting my ankle and heel while still playing heel-up allowed much more control over each stroke. I took the ankle weights on my US and European clinic appearances and shared what I had found. I used the ankle weights under my heels every night on the following two year world tour. Fast forward to the spring of 2012 and I began R&D on creating a device that could attach to my pedal and provide consistent support and control. Mr. Vruk had beaten me to it and we were immediately in touch. The VRUK design allows for secure attachment to any pedal and grip and heel support system far greater than my homemade designs. I recently used them at the US festivals that the band just played and not only did they perform well, I performed better. With my heel and ankle able to rest between strokes, my endurance and speed have noticeably improved. This product exceeds my expectations and helps me do what I love doing.”

 

For more information on the CHRIS ADLER Signature VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate and CHRIS ADLER’s new endorsement and distribution deal, visit www.vrukpedal.com. To purchase or reserve your heel plate, visit www.chris-adler.com/onlineshop/ orwww.vrukpedal.com/store.html.

 

ANTIGAMA Has Entered The Studio To Construct Sixth LP

 

Warsaw, Poland’s cutting-edge grindcore squad ANTIGAMA this week entered the studio to record their sixth full-length album, the follow-up to 2009’s Warning as well as last year’s Stop The Chaos EP. According to founding ANTIGAMA guitarist Sebastian Rokicki: “This is going to be the most mature, and at the same time most diverse album in the band’s whole career.”

 

The recording sessions are taking place for the third time at Progresja Sound Studio with producer Pawel “Janos” Grabowski and will last through the end of January. The current band lineup enlists guitarist Sebastian Rokicki, vocalist Lukasz Myszkowski, bassist Michal Zawadzki, and drummer Pawel Jaroszewicz. This is the first studio session in ANTIGAMA’s history to without Szymon Czech, who passed away in November 2012 due to illness.

 

ANTIGAMA has completed an arsenal of new tracks for the album, now with the confirmed title, Meteor. A release date late in the Spring via Selfmadegod Records will be made available soon, along with an avalanche of updates as the details on this anticipated, sure to be explosive and devastating release become apparent.

 

Additionally ANTIGAMA will perform a show in honor of Szymon Czech, set to take place in Olsztyn, Poland, on January 26th alongside Third Degree, Prophecy, and more.

 

ANTIGAMA Live – Memorial To Szymon Czech:

1/26/2013 Andergrant – Olsztyn, Poland w/ Third Degree, Prophecy

 

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BARONESS’ “MARCH TO THE SEA” VIDEO MONTAGE AVAILABLE VIA SPIN


Photo credit: Jimmy Hubbard

Jan. 16, 2013, Philadelphia — Baroness have released a live montage for the song  “March to the Sea” via Spin (http://www.spin.com/articles/baroness-video-march-to-the-sea-yellow-and-green-tour).  The clip, filmed by Jimmy Hubbard, also features candid backstage footage filmed during the band’s 2012 tour.

“So here is another video for everyone out there!” shared guitarist Pete Adams.  “This was filmed while we were on tour with Meshuggah in the Spring of 2012.  Some of you may recognize the footage from several of those shows and the ‘Take My Bones Away’ video as well.  We were excited to be back out as it had been since December of 2010 when we had our last tour before taking time off to write Yellow & Green.  You can see from the video we were happy to be back on the road.  We’re happy now to have this video to share with you all.  Enjoy.”

Yellow & Green was released in July via Relapse Records and debuted at #30 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart.  The double-album was dubbed a “thrilling hard-rock epic” by Rolling Stone, the New York Times said the 18-track release included “a grand sprawl of riffs and ruminations” and Artist Direct, after awarding the band “Rock Band of the Year” honors said “they epitomize the spirit of the greats like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, while remaining wholly unique.  It’s something we need more of.  Baroness are everything that a rock band should be — and more.”

As the year came to a close, Baroness dominated year-end lists with Entertainment Weekly and Spin both naming Yellow & Green their #1 metal release of 2012 and iTunes awarding “Take My Bones Away” the distinction of best metal song of the year.  Decibel (#2), Guitar World (#15), Loudwire (#4), Magnet (#12), Pitchfork (#3 on Metal Albums, #25 Best Albums of 2012), Revolver (#4), Stereogum (#18) and the Village Voice (#6) also gave the album top honors.

Internationally, the album fared similarly, receiving top honors from Terrorizer (#2), BBC Music (#13), Metal Hammer Germany (#4), Metal Hammer Norway (#4), Metal Hammer UK (#14), Close Up Sweden (#4) and Visions Germany (#4).

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UPON WINGS Unveil Artwork and Tracklisting for Afterlife EP

       

Single Available Now on iTunes and Amazon

UPON WINGS will be releasing their new EP Afterlife, March 5th on Sword of the Spirit Records LLC. The EP features guest vocals and production from Brett Hestla (Ex-Creed, Dark New Day). Today, the band has revealed the artwork and tracklisting for the EP.

 

The EP’s debut single and title track hit rock radio on Jan. 15, and since then, “Afterlife” has been featured on the likes of KTCL (Denver), KXXR (Minneapolis), KGRR (Dubuque), KRDJ (Lafayette), WRAT (Monmouth) and WKRL (Syracuse). The single is now available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

 

Afterlife the EP can be pre-ordered now on iTunes.

 

Rock and metal fans will recognize plenty of names on Afterlife. Kid Rock recording engineer and Grammy-nominated mixing engineer Glenn Brown mastered the single, while Brett Hestla (ex-Creed, Dark New Day) provided guest vocals and production talents. More metal assistance for the upcoming EP came from producer and guitarist Kevin Jardine, best known as the guitarist of Canadian nu metal giants Slaves on Dope, formerly on Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s Divine Recordings label. Drummer Peter Tzaferis also contributed to the EP.

 

UPON WINGS combines operatic, female-fronted goth-pop with rousing rock and metal in a unique, ethereal fashion. Frontwoman Anne Autumn Erickson is a classically-trained dramatic mezzo-soprano, and her lyrics take listeners down a path of heartfelt introspection, pain, joy and faith.

 

Afterlife Tracklisting:

1. Afterlife

2. You Are My Weapon

3. Take Away

4. The Dream (I’m Only Happy When I’m Sleeping)

 

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EARTH CRISIS Signs To Candlelight Records

 

Candlelight Records proudly announces the worldwide signing of EARTH CRISIS. The Syracuse-based band, featuring vocalist Karl Buechner, guitarists Scott Crouse and Erick Edwards, bassist Ian Edwards, and drummer Dennis Merrick, is currently writing and demoing material for their ninth studio album. Recording is expected to begin in June.

 

No hardcore or metal fan can be unaware of EARTH CRISIS or the contributions the band has made to heavy music since their founding in 1989. Championing the weak and the voiceless, the band has over 200,000 catalogue sales to date, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Regardless of passing trends, the five-piece has maintained their vision, dedication to their craft (and causes), and most importantly respected their fans in the 20-plus years of their performing career. In 2013, the band embarks on a new chapter delivering mission music as only they can.

 

Guitarist Scott Crouse says, “We are excited to be working on a new album, and equally as excited to be working on it with Candlelight. Their roster speaks for itself. It’s an honor to be alongside bands like Fear Factory, Corrosion of Conformity, and our old friends in Vision of Disorder.” Vocalist Karl Buechner comments, “I’m really looking forward to sharing this next chapter of EC with Candlelight Records. I think they’ve proven to know the genre well, and will help push us in the right direction.” Candlelight co-owner Steve Beatty notes, “I am very proud to have EARTH CRISIS on Candlelight. I hope our partnership sees the band retain their rightful place in extreme music.”

 

Founded by Buechner, EARTH CRISIS has enjoyed two chapters in their musical journey. From 1991 to 2001, the straight-edge, vegan band would cultivate a global fanbase. Enduring numerous line-up changes, van accidents, and the natural up-and-down of music industry fads, the band released five full-length albums, two EPs, and two live albums before saying goodbye before a sold out audience at the 6th Annual Hellfest in 2001. Six years later, the band would reunite and perform at the Maryland Metal & Hardcore Festival January 2007. It would open the door to additional performances in the US and Europe, later leading to the band’s headline appearance at 2008’s Firestorm Fest. A rejuvenated EARTH CRISIS would later record two albums, To the Death (2008) and Neutralize the Threat (2011). Each followed by extensive international touring. Revealing a bit about the new album and its focus, Buechner conveys, “Lyrically this new record is going to focus strictly on an animal rights/anti-vivisection theme. Of course this is what the band is known for, but we’ve actually never solely dedicated an entire album to the topic.”

 

EARTH CRISIS has made a name for itself not only through punishing metal and hardcore, but via staunch support of straight edge, animal rights, and veganism,” says Lambgoat editor Alex Arnold. “Few bands command the respect that EARTH CRISIS does, and they’ve earned it through 20 years of hard work and consistency. Contain, control, to dominate! Contain, control, exterminate!”

 

EARTH CRISIS will break from songwriting at month’s end to perform four shows for their Australian fans. Confirmed dates are noted below. Tickets are on sale now.

 

EARTH CRISIS Australian Tour:

1/31/2013 The Hi Fi – Brisbane [info]

2/01/2013 Hermanns Bar – Sydney [info]

2/02/2013 The Corner Hotel – Melbourne [info]

2/03/2013 Fowlers Live – Adelaide [info]

 

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LIONIZE to Appear on The Artie Lange Show Tonight!
   

On Tour With Clutch This March

Washington, DC quartet LIONIZE will be appearing as the musical guest on “The Artie Lange Show” tonight Wednesday January 16th. The show airs at 10:00 PM EST and is broadcast on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (Channels: 239, 500, 101), Sirius (Channels: 92 and 208), XM (Channel: 165). The show is also broadcast in top terrestrial radio markets and streamed live at ArtieLangeShow.com. LIONIZE will play two songs and be interviewed by host Artie Lange.

 

Bassist Hank Upton commented on being asked to play “The Artie Lange Show”:

 

“We’ve been big fans of Artie Lang from Mad TV, Dirty Work and Howard Stern.  To be able to perform live on his show gives us great pleasure, and we are ready to get up close and personal with his brutally honest sense of humor. I even follow him on twitter for laughs.”

 

After a short break, LIONIZE will return to the road this March alongside Maryland rockers Clutch. The tour will also feature Orange Goblin and Kyng. The tour kicks off March 8th in Cincinnati, OH and runs through March 24th in Anaheim, CA. A complete list can be found below, tickets are on sale now.

 

For a band with so little pretense, sometimes it can be easy to forget just how muchLIONIZEaccomplished since their inception in 2004. From being the first band to play both Bonnaroo and the Vans Warped Tour in the same year to their five full-length albums to virtually non-stop touring year after year, the groove-heavy rock group has dared to do more than most bands could ever hope to accomplish. On the release of their most recent album,Superczar and the Vulture, produced by the famed J. Robbins and their first on Pentimento Music Company, the band showcases their live sound in a way that they have never done before, allowing the listener an unprecedented look at the experience of hearing the songs played live in front of them.

 

With their heavy touring continuing throughout the foreseeable future, one can be assured that LIONIZE‘s incomparable sound will only continue to grow stronger with each show and audiences will persist in being impressed by a band which, as one critic said, makes even the most notable musicians “shake their heads and wish they’d thought of that.”

 

“The Artie Lange Show,” is DIRECTV’s bold and irreverent new late night talk show starring iconic comedian Artie Lange, best known for his hilarious stand-up routines and for his tenure with The Howard Stern Show.

 

LIONIZE with Clutch, Orange Goblin and Kyng:

3/8: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s – Tickets

3/9: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works – Tickets

3/10: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s – Tickets

3/11: Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom – Tickets

3/12: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom – Tickets

3/14: Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom – Tickets

3/18: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep – Tickets

3/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot – Tickets

3/21: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues – Tickets

3/22: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee – Tickets

3/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café Las Vegas Strip – Tickets

3/24: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues – Tickets

 

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01/15/13

Victory Records is proud to welcome TERROR to the Victory family. They will release their sixth studio album titled Live By The Code in April, 2013 in the US and Canada. Check out the Victory Records’ webstore for new merch designs- available now.

TERROR vocalist Scott Vogel comments, “When I was in high school, I would go to ‘Home of the Hits Records’ in Buffalo, NY and every week I would check for new Victory releases. Growing up, Victory Records always had the best hardcore bands, period. They had this awesome packaging and vibe that I loved. INTEGRITYSTRIFE,BLOODLETEARTH CRISIS -it was a fucking amazing time for hardcore. Later, I met Tony when he came to Buffalo to see SNAPCASE. We stayed in contact and made plans for my second band DESPAIR, but soon after we broke up. Victory and my band BURIED ALIVE worked together for years. They also had HATEBREEDBLOOD FOR BLOODALL OUT WAR and REACH THE SKY, all bands I’ve always respected and held in the highest regard. This summer I hung out with Tony and we had a wild night in Chicago. We talked about the good and bad of hardcore today and just had a blast. No business talk, no nonsense. We were under contract at the time so there wasn’t even room for it. As we got ready to release Live By The CodeTERROR and Century Media debated on how to release the record right andVICTORY RECORDS seemed like the best fit. Tony and I are both insane. We both come from the same place. We both scratch and fight to stay afloat. We still believe in the essence of hardcore and still love WARZONE. This is pretty fucking exciting.”
Vogel claims Live By The Code “hits harder than Keepers Of The Faith”, calling it the “dirtiest, rawest and most hardcore record we’ve done since Lowest Of The Low”. While the album is set for an April, 2013 release date, fans can expect to pre-order their copy of the album soon along with other merch packages. A brand new music video for their album-titled single, “Live By The Code” is also on the horizon, so stay tuned.

 

TERROR will finish up January in Japan before returning to the states to begin a February tour with H20,BACKTRACK and CODE ORANGE KIDS. They will then pack their bags once more and trek across Europe for theRebellion Tour with MADBALL in March. “Terror are the biggest hardcore band in the world. I have known Scott for twenty years and he has remained true to what he believes in, cherishes and helps keep alive which is first and foremost- hardcore. If you are just discovering hardcore or have loved it since the movement started in the late 1970’s this album is for you,” said Victory founder Tony Brummel. See a full listing of tour dates here and stay tuned for updates here.

Today, EVIL ARMY stream the title track of their brand-new I, Commander 7″ EP at heavily trafficked web-portal InvisibleOranges.com.Released this week by HELLS HEADBANGERS, EVIL ARMY’s I, Commander 7″ EP is the cult thrash band’s first new recordings in four years. Tracklisting and cover (also attached) follow below, and “I, Commander” can be heard in its entirety here:http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2013/01/io-exclusive-song-premiere-evil-army-i-commander/
After four years of missing in action, EVIL ARMY return to continue their mission of exterminating all the dayglo “party thrash” posers with their new 7″ – the fittingly titled I, Commander! Ripping and filthy, thrashing like maniacs, EVIL ARMY prove who’s in charge here…showing no mercy, only pirhanas and evil invaders need apply! Mandatory for maniacs of the Teutonic thrash trinity (SODOM, KREATOR, DESTRUCTION) as well as old EXODUS and RAZOR! Mastered by Joel Grind of TOXIC HOLOCAUST.
Tracklisting for EVIL ARMY’s I, Commander 7″ EP
1) I, Commander
2) Ashes of the Nuclear Fire
3) I Must Destory You
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“When you need metal, go to hell!”

STRATOVARIUS: New Nemesis Track Streaming At BW&BK

NYC Listening Party + Fan-Participation Video Announced

 

Long-running metal web portal Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles today offers up STRATOVARIUS’ “Halcyon Days”for your streaming enjoyment. The tune comes off the melodic metal legends’ forthcoming offering, Nemesis. Produced and mixed by guitarist Matias Kupiainen and mastered by Mika Jussila (Finnvox Studios), the 11-track Nemesis will be released in North America via Armoury Records on February 26, 2013. Notes vocalist Timo Kotipelto of Nemesis: “It has a darker more modern sound. We, as a band, have gone through a lot and have matured as songwriters. We have worked our asses off to make this and we hope the fans will like it.”

Among Kotipelto’s favorite songs on the record, “Halcyon Days,” is about finding peace in the increasingly hectic landscape of daily life. Check it out at THIS LOCATION.

In celebration of its release, Manhattan’s Idle Hands Bar will be hosting a special Nemesis listening party on the evening of January 21 where bothKotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson will be in attendance.

STRATOVARIUS NYC Nemesis Listening Party:

When: Monday January 21, 2013

Where: Idle Hands Bar, 25 Ave B, NYC

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

More Info: http://www.idlehandsbar.com

 

Additionally, STRATOVARIUS are preparing to shoot a new video and are inviting fans to join in its creation. Though the track has not yet been decided, STRATOVARIUS heads are encouraged to send a picture of their most prized STRATOVARIUS collector’s item to THIS ADDRESS by January 23! The band will then select the most original and fun fan items to be featured in their new video. Kotipelto further elaborates at THIS LOCATION.

Both Kotipelto and Johansson will be available for North American phone interviews on January 21 and January 22 between 11:30am – 5:00pm. Contact your nearest Earsplit operative to schedule a time.

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AEON ZEN Premiere “Top 5” Riffs Video on GuitarWorld.com 

     

New Album Enigma Slated For Release January 22, 2013

English progressive-metallers AEON ZEN are back with their latest opus entitled Enigma,which is an ambitiously creative and powerful concept album featuring nine continuous tracks showing the strengths of the band, as well as two bonus tracks. Enigma will be released January 22, 2013 on Nightmare Records. The album is available for pre-order onAmazon and the Nightmare Records Website.

 

Today AEON ZEN has released a video of the “Top 5 Guitar Riffs” from Enigma. The video is being premiered exclusively on GuitarWorld.com the online home of Guitar World Magazine. Check out the video HERE.

 

Frontman Rich Hinks described the video:

 

“What better way to show everyone some pieces of our new album than for me to perform them for you? There are so many riffs on this album that I personally consider my favourite, so it was really difficult to just choose 5 (well… 10 if you put the instruments together!). These should give you a flavour of AEON ZEN and Enigma and hopefully inspire you listen to the whole album to hear these riffs in context.”

 

Noisecreep is streaming the track “Downfall”, check it out HERE.

 

AEON ZEN‘s video for the song “Divinity” can be seen HERE.

 

Four years after their formation and having released two albums AEON ZEN are continuing from strength to strength, bringing their own brand of creative, complex, melodic progressive metal to fans all over the world, along with their highly energised live shows.

 

Enigma was produced by founding member Rich Hinks, and is set to push AEON ZEN‘ssound to new limits, from early influences of the likes of Dream Theater, Metallica and Opeth, to creating their own unique sound and identity.

 

AEON ZEN are:

Rich Hinks – Guitar, Bass, Vocals

Andi Kravljaca – Vocals

Matt Shepherd – Guitar

Shaz – Keyboards

Steve Burton – Drums

 

Enigma Tracklisting:

1. Enter the Enigma

2. Artificial Soul

3. Divinity

4. Seven Hills

5. Warning

6. Turned to Ash

7. Still Human

8. Eternal Snow

9. Downfall

10. Survival (Bonus Track)

11. Time Divine 2.0 (Bonus Track)

 

Enigma features guest vocals by:

Nate Loosemore (Lost In Thought)

Atle Pettersen (Above Symmetry)

Jonny Tatum (Eumeria)

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Marking the Band’s First U.S. Live Performances in 10 Years, COAL CHAMBER Announces Co-Headliner with SEVENDUST, Featuring Special Guests LACUNA COIL

 

CANDLELIGHT RED and STOLEN BABIES to Open Select Dates

 

Marking their first U.S. live performances in over 10 years, 90’s alt-metal band COAL CHAMBER is pleased to announce that they are back in action and kicking off a co-headline tour with Sevendust this spring. The tour will also feature special guests Lacuna Coil as direct support on each date, as well as Candlelight Red and Stolen Babies opening on either half of the run (see the split below). See below for a full listing of North American tour dates.

 

Each member of COAL CHAMBER had words to share about the announcement.

 

“I’m STOKED to be bringing COAL CHAMBER back to the United States,” exclaims vocalist Dez Fafara. “These shows are going to fucking rule! The line-up is perfect! Hope to see you all there!”

 

“The past has fuelled the fire to bring COAL CHAMBER back stronger than ever,” adds drummer Mike Cox. “I couldn’t be more excited to tour the states on an amazing tour. HERE WE GO!”

 

“I’m really excited and grateful to be a part of such an awesome bill! We will be slaying it across America and the world,” adds guitarist Meegs Rascón.

 

Bassist Chela Rhea Harper states, “America is where COAL CHAMBER started; where the music first came to life.  The entire experience in Australia and South America has been so surreal up until this point, and to be able to continue this adventure on the band’s home soil is an honor. The support from all has been tremendous.”

 

Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 18th! See below for all currently confirmed tour dates and stay tuned for more ticketing information.

 

 

COAL CHAMBER with Sevendust, Lacuna Coil, Candlelight Red and Stolen Babies:

3/28 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee*

3/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia LA Live*

3/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom*

3/31 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades*

4/2 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre*

4/3 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion*

4/4 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom*

4/5 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s*

4/6 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave*

4/8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights*

4/9 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes*

4/11 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s*

4/12 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s*

4/13 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy**

4/14 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater**

4/16 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium**

4/17 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater**

4/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory**

4/19 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom**

4/20 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom**

4/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!**

4/23 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore**

4/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle**

4/26 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Ballroom**

4/27 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater**

4/28 – Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom**

 

*feat. Candlelight Red

**feat. Stolen Babies

DARK EMPIRE Announce New Guitarist, Video Available

  

New Jersey Progressive Extreme Metallers DARK EMPIRE are happy to announce that Christian Colabelli has stepped in as their new permanent 2nd guitarist. Christian replaces Andrew Atwood, who split from the band just prior to the recording of last year’s album, From Refuge to Ruin.

 

Video can be viewed below of Christian and co-guitarist Matt Moliti running through some new riffs the band is preparing for a 5-track free download EP for later this year.

 

http://youtu.be/titNxwLTut4

 

Christian had this to say about joining DARK EMPIRE:

 

“It’s an honor to be an official member of DARK EMPIRE. Since I’ve known Matt, we’ve had a mutual respect and admiration for each other’s playing. When he initially asked me to fill in on guitar for live performances, I quickly recognized the chemistry, power, and potential of the lineup and was amazed at how natural it felt. I know Matt and I will challenge each other as guitarists and I expect huge accomplishments for DARK EMPIREin 2013.”

 

Band leader/guitarist/death vocalist Matt Moliti had this to say:

 

“I’m really excited to have Christian a part of DARK EMPIRE. His technical ability and songwriting skills are definitely going to take things to the next level, and fans can now expect a dual lead guitar attack reminiscent of bands like Racer X and Cacophony on the new material. Yes, we have already started writing some new riffs with the intention of releasing a free 5-track EP by the end of 2013. Stay tuned to the DARK EMPIREFacebook Page as we will be periodically updating with videos of the writing, rehearsal and recording process!”

 

Dark Empire will be opening for Nile at BB Kings on March 10th in NYC.

 

Performance video of DARK EMPIRE from December:

 

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BURNT BOOKS Drop New Track Through Cvlt Nation

New Tour Dates Announced

 

With the angst-ridden self-titled debut album from eclectic punk attack BURNT BOOKS nearing release on January 29th via At A Loss Recordings, today another new anthem from the album has been made available. The ninth of the ten tracks on Burnt Books, the caustic hammering of “Golden Gates, Golden Streets” is a prime example of the jagged and diverse approach of the band as a whole.

 

Crank “Golden Gates, Golden Streets” via the underground fanatics at Cvlt Nation now.

 

The opening track from Burnt Books, “Selfish Friend,” is still streaming via the Deciblog RIGHT HERE.

 

As Burnt Books sees release in two weeks, the band will simultaneously be taking to the road in support of the album. Mainly being confirmed across their native South Carolina and across Georgia, BURNT BOOKS have confirmed several new legs of regional touring over the next few months, with tons more still in the planning stages.

 

Born of local scene vets associated with Guyana Punch Line, Thank God, .fuckingcom, Tunguska in addition to solo performances and more, on their first album, BURNT BOOKS’ noisy hardcore/punk comes to life with vocalist Zoe Lollis’ growls, wails, and mocking tones coalescing with the high-paced and artistically-reconfigured punk/noise angular riff madness, with interludes of simply clean vocals and banjo. The nine-track album was recorded at The Jam Room with Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Dark Castle), was mastered by Colling Jordan (YOB, Twilight), and bears cover art by Sam Ford (Black Cobra’s Invernal, etc.).

 

BURNT BOOKS Live Actions:

1/25/2013 Tin Roof – Charleston, SC w/ Whores, Mountains of Earth

1/26/2013 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC – Release Party w/ Whores, Carolyn, Dark Entries

1/31/2013 The Jinx – Savannah, GA w/ Whores, ASG, Conquer/Devour
2/02/2013 Halfway House – Athens, GA
2/15/2013 Skuds Manor – Augusta, GA w/ Nuclear Blast Suntan

2/16/2013 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC w/ Nuclear Blast Suntan, Deathstill, Nailbiter
2/17/2013 The Sweat Lodge – Rock Hill, SC (Charlotte, area) w/ Nailbiter, Thick Skin, Last Words
3/01/2013 TBA
3/02/2013 Art Bar – Columbia, SC w/ Nuclear Blast Suntan
3/14/2013 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC w/ Old Lines
3/15/2013 The Basement – Atlanta, GA w/ Whores, Old Lines
3/16/2013 The Underground – Chapel Hill, NC w/ Old Lines

3/24/2013 TBA – Athens, GA w/ Shaved Christ, Iron Lung

 

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FOCUS Debut Track From New Album on Prog Archives

  

Three weeks from today X, the new album from Dutch progressive rockers FOCUS will be released via Four Worlds Media USA. Featuring cover art by Roger Dean (Yes), the album was produced by the band with a running time just shy of 60 minutes.  It is the first new material from the four-piece in six years. is available for pre-order on Amazon

 

Today FOCUS has teamed up with Prog Archives for an exclusive North American premiere of a track from X. The song entitled “Father Bacchus” is the first track and can be streamed exclusively HERE.

 

Largely instrumental, (pronounced Ten)expands on the band’s traditional base. Jazz, middle eastern, acoustic/adult contemporary and more find their way into the compositions making the album a true must listen for long-time as well new fans. The North American release follows the successful launch of the album overseas; which saw the band on tour supporting the album’s initial European release.

 

FOCUS is regarded as one of the most influential and successful rock bands from The Netherlands.  Founded by keyboardist/flutist Thijs van Leer in 1969, the band have two certified gold recordings in the US spurred on by hits “Hocus Pocus,” “House of the King,” and “Sylvia.”  Thijs van Leer comments, “it is a thrill to have finally completed FOCUS X.  We are all ecstatic about the new material. Our music is evolution, not revolution.”

 

A renewed interest in FOCUS launched a few years back when Nike included the band’s music in a commercial for the 2010 World Cup; a piece directed by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (noted for his directorial work on major motion pictures 21 Grams and Babel).  In addition, guitarist Gary Hoey re-recorded the band’s “Hocus Pocus;” a recording that rocketed into Billboards’ Top 5.

 

Confirmed track listing for X is:

1. Father Bacchus

2. Focus 10

3. Victoria

4. Amok In Kindergarten

5. All Hens On Deck

6. Le Tango

7. Hoeratio

8. Talk Of The Clown

9. Message Magic

10. CrossRoads

 

FOCUS is vocalist/flutist/organist Thijs van Leer, drummer Pierre van der Linden, bassist/producer Bobby Jacobs and guitarist Menno Gootjes.  Follow the band at their official site www.focus10.net.

DYING FETUS Expose “Second Skin” Video via Bloody Disgusting

 

  

(Screenshot from video)

 

Tour With Hatebreed, Shadows Fall and The Contortionist Kicks off January 26th

Death Metal powerhouse DYING FETUS have completed work on a new video for the song “Second Skin”. “Second Skin” comes off of last year’s critically acclaimed release Reign SupremeBloody Disgusting the online home for all things horror has teamed up with DYING FETUS for an exclusive premiere of the video. The video was directed by Jakob Arevarn. Check out the exclusive premiere HERE.

 

DYING FETUS will be hitting the road in January of 2013 alongside Hatebreed, Shadows Fall and The Contortionist as part of “The Divinity of Purpose Tour”. The tour will kick off January 26th in Flint, MI and will wrap up February 17th in Amityville, NY.

 

DYING FETUS released their latest album Reign Supreme in 2011 on Relapse Records. The album is streaming in its entirety on their Bandcamp Page.

Reign Supreme is available for purchase from the Relapse store HERE and digitally on iTunes.

For updates on DYING FETUS visit their Facebook page.

DYING FETUS with Hatebreed and Shadows Fall

1/26/13: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop

1/27/13: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s

1/28/13: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

1/30/13: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater

1/31/13: Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater

2/1/13: West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy

2/2/13: Chico, CA @ Senator Theater

2/3/13: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

2/5/13: Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

2/6/13: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

2/7/13: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

2/8/13: Lexington, KY @ Buster’s

2/9/13: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

2/11/13: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

2/12/13: Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live

2/13/13: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s

2/14/13: West Springfield, VA @ Empire

2/15/13: Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

2/16/13: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater

2/17/13: Amityville, NY @ Revolution

 

JEFF LOOMIS Announces NAMM Appearances;
Performing at Schechter Guitars’ NAMM 2013 Party

January 15, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) – Ex-Nevermore guitar prodigy JEFF LOOMIS has announced a number of appearances to be held at this year’s NAMM conference.  His appearance schedule is below, and he will also be performing at Schechter Guitars’ NAMM 2013 Party along with Exodus, Prong and former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland (Ohm, Ohmprey).  JEFF LOOMIS will be performing with his band consisting of Travis Montgomery on guitar, Matt De Luca on bass and Anup Sastry on drums.  The event will take place at The Grove of Anaheim on January 26 and the show starts at 8:00 PM.  During his NAMM performances, JEFF LOOMIS will be jamming with Keith Merrow on a song called “JamUp ‘BRO'” which they wrote together and can be heard here.

 

NAMM Schedule:

  

 

Friday, January 25

1:00 PM @ Schechter Booth: Signing with Gary Holt and Performance by Jeff Loomis

3:00 PM @ ENGL Booth: Signing with Gary Holt

Saturday, January 26

4:00 PM @ EMG Booth: Signing

 

JEFF LOOMIS’ second solo album PLAINS OF OBLIVION was released in April 2012 via Century Media Records. The album was produced by Aaron Smith (7 Horns 7 Eyes) and features cover artwork by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design, who did previous work on JEFF’s solo debut Zero Order Phase, as well as the Nevermore DVD The Year Of The Voyager.  JEFF LOOMIS also recently released a new track titled “A Liar’s Chain” which can be heard here.

 

For more information on JEFF LOOMIS, please visit:

www.jeffloomis.com

www.facebook.com/jeffloomisfans

www.centurymedia.com

 

01/14/13

INTER ARMA: Relapse Confirms Second Album From Blackened Southern Doom Unit

 

This week, underground music juggernaut Relapse Records declares the release info, cover art and more for INTER ARMA’s second LP, Sky Burial.

 

A highly anticipated release for fans of all extreme genres, Virginia’s crushing quintet INTER ARMA merges elements of doom, psychedelic sludge, grind, black metal and more through massive, mighty riffs to create a sound wholly their own. Following several solid demos, splits and an LP via Forcefield Records, this volatile act now delivers their Relapse debut, Sky Burial, an album easily considered an early contender for heavy music record of the year, even making Decibel Magazine’s 20 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2013 list. Emerging from the ever-fertile metal breeding grounds of Richmond, Virginia, INTER ARMA has spent the last few years touring relentlessly, perfecting a hypnotically punishing live show. Sky Burialbrings that focus onto record, an album truly heavy in all senses of the word, invoking a spiritually intense journey through the halls of extreme metal. INTER ARMA has made a decisively loud proclamation with Sky Burial — this is a band that could very well be the next crown-holder in a regal line of iconic Relapse bands.

 

Sky Burial will see digital, CD and 2xLP North American release on March 19th, 2013, preceded by European release dates of March 15th in Germany, Benelux and Finland, and March 18th in the UK and all other territories.

 

Relapse today issued a Youtube teaser for Sky Burial as well as preorders for the album available here.

 

Stay tuned as INTER ARMA unleashes tons of other info on Sky Burial, in addition to a barrage of tour dates and more through 2013 in support of the album including a tour to SXSW and back to be announced in the coming days.

 

Promos of Sky Burial will be available in the coming days. For promo requests, in North/South America contact earsplitpr@aol.com, in Europe contact frank@pettingzoo.nl, or bob@relapse.com for the UK.

 

Sky Burial Track Listing:

1. The Survival Fires

2. The Long Road Home (Iron Gate)

3. The Long Road Home

4. Destroyer

5. ‘sblood

6. Westward

7. Love Absolute

8. Sky Burial

 

https://www.facebook.com/INTERARMA

http://interarma.bigcartel.com

http://www.relapse.com

http://relapserecords.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/RelapseRecords

SUFFOCATION: Another Track From “Pinnacle Of Bedlam” Posted Online!
New York death metal veterans, SUFFOCATION, have made the brand new track “Cycles of Suffering” available for streaming at the following location https://soundcloud.com/nuclearblastrecords/suffocation-cycles-of. The songs comes from their upcoming album Pinnacle of  Bedlam, which will be released on February 15th in Europe and on February 19th in North America.

Fans can also check out and download the track “As Grace Descends” athttp://www.nuclearblast.de/en/label/music/band/about/71083.suffocation.html.

Pinnacle of Bedlam was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering was handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREEDARSISSUICIDE SILENCE). Pinnacle of Bedlam will feature 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on their Despise The Sun EP. Artwork was handled this time around by artist Raymond Swanland (DEEDS OF FLESH,PSYCROPTIC).

SUFFOCATION were among the inductees for this year’s class of the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame. The event was held on October 18 atThe Paramount in Huntington, New York. Pictures from the press conference can be viewed here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151091714073649.445624.41340788648&type=3.
View the video clip for the track “Cataclysmic Purification” at this location http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEYSU4XGLpI. The footage was directed by David Brodsky (ARSIS, GOD FORBID, KATAKLYSM, SWASHBUCKLE) with animation by Tim Kellen.
  Blood Oath, the follow-up to 2006’s self-titled record, was recorded by Joe Cincotta (who worked on the band’s last two releases) and mixed by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISHDECREPIT BIRTH). Cover artwork was once again brought to life by Jon Zig (DEEDS OF FLESH,DISGORGEGORGASM). The album was released on July 14, 2009.
RIVERSIDE Releases Music Video for “Celebrity Touch”;
Band Announces North American Tour Dates

[Photo Credit: Monika Grudzinska]

 

January 14, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) – Poland’s progressive rockers RIVERSIDE have released a music video for “Celebrity Touch,” the first single off their highly-anticipated fifth studio album SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES.

“‘Celebrity Touch’ reflects the times we live in,” says RIVERSIDE‘s Mariusz Duda. “I think everyone has a deep need to feel important somehow, but unfortunately, this need is rarely satisfied. Of course some people do get the chance, mostly people connected with the so-called celebrity world.  This is a story about someone who satisfied this feeling a bit too much and about the band that chose to play away from the galleries with shitty works.”

 

Directed by Mateusz Winkiel of Mania Studio, the video can be seen here:

http://youtu.be/HAqU-RDnYyY

 

SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES will be available in North America on February 5, 2013 via InsideOut Music.  In support of the album, following a full European tour, RIVERSIDE will be playing a handful of shows in North America with label-mates JOLLY.  A full list of dates can be seen below.

 

A list of international release dates for the album can be seen below.  An album teaser can be heard here: http://youtu.be/KOB8BCv9ZmE.

 

GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / NORWAY: Friday, January 18, 2013.
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, January 21, 2013.
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
SWEDEN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, January 23, 2013.
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND / FINLAND: Friday, January 25, 2013.

SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES Track List

01. New Generation Slave (4:17)

02. The Depth of Self-Delusion (7:39)

03. Celebrity Touch (6:48)

04. We Got Used To Us (4:12)

05. Feel Like Falling (5:17)

06. Deprived [Irretrievably Lost Imagination] (8:26)

07. Escalator Shrine (12:41)

08. Coda (1:39)

 

The artwork for SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES was designed by Travis Smith /www.seempieces.com, who has worked on all of the band’s previous releases and has also done workfor Avenged Sevenfold, Devin Townsend, Anathema, Nevermore and Opeth. SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES was recorded at Serakos studio in Warsaw, Poland — where the Reality Dream trilogy was also tracked — with Magda Srzednicka and Robert Srzednicki.

SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES is the follow up to the band’s 2009 release Anno Domini High Definition, which entered the Poland charts at #1 and has since hit gold album status. In 2011, RIVERSIDE also released an EP titled Memories In My Head to celebrate the band’s 10th anniversary.

 

  

 

RIVERSIDE – “New Generation Tour” + Jolly & Dianoya:

Presented in Germany by Eclipsed, Rock Hard and powermetal.de

09.03.2013 Dresden (Germany) – Tante Ju

10.03.2013 Leipzig (Germany) – Werk 2

11.03.2013 Berlin (Germany) – K17

12.03.2013 Osnabrück (Germany) – Rosenhof

14.03.2013 London (UK) – O2 Islington Academy

15.03.2013 Sheffield (UK) – The Corporation / Y-Prog 2013

16.03.2013 Glasgow (UK) – Classic Grand

17.03.2013 Leamington Spa (UK) – The Assembly

19.03.2013 Vosselaar (Belgium) – Biebob

20.03.2013 Paris (France) – Le Divan du Monde

22.03.2013 Haarlem (The Netherlands) – Patronaat

23.03.2013 Hengelo (The Netherlands) – Metropool

24.03.2013 Weert (The Netherlands) – De Bosuil

25.03.2013 Köln (Germany) – Live Music Hall

27.03.2013 Karlsruhe (Germany) – Substage
28.03.2013 Darmstadt (Germany) – Central Station

 

Additional Dates:

04.04.2013 Konin (Poland) – Oskard

05.04.2013 Poznan (Poland) – Eskulap

06.04.2013 Świebodzice (Poland) – Rock Fest 2013

07.04.2013 Wroclaw (Poland) – Eter

10.04.2013 Opole (Poland) – NCPP

11.04.2013 Katowice (Poland) – Mega Club

12.04.2013 Rzeszów (Poland) – Pod Palma

13.04.2013 Kraków (Poland – Studio

14.04.2013 Warsaw (Poland) – Progresja

18.04.2013 Bydgoszcz (Poland) – MCK
19.04.2013 Toruń (Poland) – Od Nowa
20.04.2013 Olsztyn (Poland) – Andergrant

21.04.2013 Gdansk (Poland) – Parlament

 

North American Tour Dates with Jolly:

04/30/13 – Charleston, SC @ WindJammer – Isle of Palms

05/02/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl

05/04/13 – Gettysburg, PA @ RoSFest

05/06/13 – Dunellen, NJ @ Roxy and Dukes

05/08/13 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door

05/10/13 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House

05/12/13 – Mexico City – Jose Cuervo Salon

 

RIVERSIDE Discography:

Out Of Myself – CD 2003

Voices In My Head – EP 2004

Second Life Syndrome – CD 2005

Rapid Eye Movement – CD 2007

Reality Dream – 2DVD/2CD 2008/2009

Anno Domini High Definition – CD 2009

Memories In My Head – EP 2011

Shrine Of New Generation Slaves – CD 2013

 

RIVERSIDE Line-Up:

Mariusz Duda – Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar

Piotr Grudzi – Guitar

Piotr Kozieradzki – Drums

Micha Apaj – Keyboards

 

For more information on RIVERSIDE, visit:

www.riversideband.pl

www.facebook.com/Riversidepl

www.myspace.com/riversidepl

www.insideoutmusic.com

French Industrial/Ambient/Black Metal band SPEKTR has revealed a preview of “Cypher” – band’s 3rd album that is coming out on the 5th of February in Europe and 19th of February in North Amercia on Agonia Records. The preview can be heard at this location:

https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords/spektr-cypher-album-preview

“Cypher” is an experimental black metal album, recorded entirely without vocals except sampling. The album introduces industrial and ambient elements and as a whole should be considered as a strongly psychedelic release; it produces a feeling, as if the mind of the listener, dragged into the music, were unable of concentrate itself or were experiencing a powerful hallucinogen effect.

Successor of “Near Death Experience” (from 2006) will be made available as CD, Vinyl (150 on white & 150 on black vinyl) and digital download. “Cypher” will include 9 new tracks:

1 – Hermetism
2 – Teratology
3 – The Singularity
4 – Solitude
5 – Antimatter
6 – Solve Et Coagula
7 – Cypher
8 – Decorporation
9 – Le Vitriol du Philosophe

For more news on SPEKTR visit: http://agoniarecords.com/

“Cypher” can be pre-ordered at: http://www.agoniarecords.com/index.php?pos=shop&lang=en

TELLUS REQUIEM Premiere New Song on Metal Insider!

    

Invictus (The 11th Hour) Due Out January 22, 2013 on Nightmare Records       

Nightmare Records is set to release TELLUS REQUIEUM‘s new album Invictus (The 11th Hour) on January 22, 2013.Invictus (The 11th Hour) can be pre-order red on Amazon and the Nightmare Records Website.

 

Today the band is excited to share a song from the new album with the public. TELLUS REQUIEM has partnered up with Metal Insider for an exclusive premiere of the track “Red Horizon”. Get a first listen to the song HERE.

TELLUS REQUIEM consists of five members who all came from diverse musical backgrounds, which can be recognized immediately by their distinct sound. From the very first crunchy guitar wail with juicy leads your ears are battered with a progressive metal onslaught. Combining these elements with beautiful melodies and harmonies TELLUS REQUIEMdelivers their breathtaking debut Invictus (The 11th Hour).

 

TELLUS REQUIEM means; “The earth’s death mass.” TELLUS being Latin for The Earth, REQUIEM being the last composition a composer writes before they died. The main theme of the bands musings is about worlds shattering. This can either be global, personal, fictional or literary.  Leaving it open to interpretation.

Invictus (The 11th Hour) Tracklisting

1) Ab Aeterno

2) Red Horizon

3) Eden Burns

4) Reflections Remains

5) Twilight Hour

6) Sands of Gold

7) Tranquility

8) Redemption

9) Invictus

10) Dies Irae

 

Lineup:
Ben Rodgers – Vocals
Vidar Lehmann – Drums
Stig Nergård – Guitars
Ivar Hagen Bøe – Bass
Anders Sundbø – Keys

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.tellusrequiem.com

http://www.facebook.com/tellusrequiem

http://www.nightmarerecords.com

PRIMITIVE MAN: Denver Doom Nihilists Unleash Scorn

Album Streaming In Its Entirety; Band Set To Level Stages In 2013

 

Denver blackened doom nihilists PRIMITIVE MAN — featuring within their ranks current and formers members of Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire, Reproacher and Death Of Self — are preparing to unleash the forbidden fruit of their debut full-length. Recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt etc), the fittingly dubbed Scorn finds PRIMITIVE MAN commemorating a slow-roasted apocalypse through seven asphyxiating odes of hatred, disease and despair.

 

American Aftermath calls Scorn “one of the heaviest debuts by any band I have ever heard in all of my days,” noting that the offering, “isn’t your run of the mill bong-ripping doom metal that has been done a million times. This is the actual feeling of ‘doom’ in audio form. Scorn will instill feelings of dread and fear in you and you will love every freaking minute of it.” Cvlt Nation agrees commending the band’s “devastatingly crushing and austere slab of blackened, sludgy doom,” while Black Insect Laughter notes: “PRIMITIVE MAN serve you up one of the filthiest, most destructive releases you will hear this year. With vocals sounding like a swamp monster spewing up bile in bouts of hatred, the music is a gut-wrenching platter of blackened sludge, crawling out of the mire at the torturous pace of the slowest doom ever heard.”

Scorn will be issued on 12” vinyl January 31 via Throatruiner/Mordgrimm Records. In the meantime, get your misery on with a full album stream atTHIS LOCATION.

 

Scorn Track Listing:

1. Scorn

2. Rags

3. I Can’t Forget

4. Antietam

5. Black Smoke

6. Stretched Thin

7. Astral Sleep

 

PRIMITIVE MAN are primed to bring their audio filth to a stage near you this year. Preliminary dates can be found below. Further live actions to be announced in the weeks to follow. Prepare yourselves.

 

PRIMITIVE MAN Live Actions 2013:

1/31/2013 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO w/ Fuck The Facts, Call Of The Void

2/01/2013 Forum 619 – Cheyenne, WY w/ Fuck The Facts, Call Of The Void

2/07/2013 TBA – Pueblo, CO

2/08/2013 The War Room – El Paso, TX

2/10/2013 TBA – Albuquerque, NM

 

http://primitivemandoom.bandcamp.com

http://www.primitivemandoom.com

http://www.throatruinerrecords.com

NEW YEARS DAY Confirmed for Vans Warped Tour 2013

  

[Photo Credit: MichelleXStar]

January 14, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) – Another group of acts playing the Vans Warped Tour 2013were announced over the weekend and NEW YEARS DAY is one of the new artists that were revealed.  “I am so excited to say that my band and I get to be a part of our most favorite tour again!” exclaims vocalist Ash Costello. “Warped Tour is without a doubt the most prestigious tour in punk rock history, it’s an honor to join the family again and for the first time, we will be playing the entire summer! This is going to be an exciting year for New Years Day and I can’t wait to show everyone all the surprises we have in store.”

NEW YEARS DAY will be on the full tour, joining Stick To Your Guns, I See Stars, Forever The Sickest Kids, label-mates Architects (UK) and a number of other acts that will be released shortly.  Fans should check www.vanswarpedtour.com for line-up announcements, information on purchasing tickets and other updates.  A list of dates can be seen below.

NEW YEARS DAY is currently putting the finishing touches on their highly-anticipated full length album that they recorded with Erik Ron [Panic At The Disco, Saosin, Versa Emerge].  NEW YEARS DAY’s newest song “Do Your Worst” will be featured on the upcoming full-length and the lyric video for the track can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9VxpY9S3I4.

 

Vans Warped Tour 2013 Tour Dates:

06/15/13 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre

06/16/13 – Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center Parking Lot

06/19/13 – Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

06/20/13 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex

06/21/13 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex

06/22/13 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre

06/23/13 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Country Fairground At Seaside Park

06/26/13 – Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Practice Field

06/27/13 – Mesa, AZ @ Quail Run Park

06/28/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Venue TBA

06/29/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark

06/30/13 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High

07/03/13 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center

07/05/13 – Toronto, ON, CA @ The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

07/06/13 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

07/07/13 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

07/09/13 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach

07/10/13 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

07/11/13 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center

07/12/13 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center

07/13/13 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

07/14/13 – Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre

07/16/13 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion

07/17/13 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion

07/18/13 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center

07/19/13 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills

07/20/13 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre

07/21/13 – Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park

07/23/13 – Kansas City, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

07/24/13 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

07/25/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood

07/26/13 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park

07/27/13 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Ampitheatre

07/28/13 – Orlando, FL @ Central FL Fairgrounds

07/29/13 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

07/30/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

07/31/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre

08/02/13 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

08/03/13 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center

08/04/13 – Houston, TX @ Reliant Center Parking Lot
For more information on NEW YEARS DAY, visit:

www.facebook.com/nydrock

www.twitter.com/nydrock

www.myspace.com/newyearsday

 

GIANT X Release Third Studio Report

 

Out January 29th in North America on Steamhammer/SPV      

GIANT X is the spectacular new band founded by Running Wild`s Rolf Kasparek and Peter J. Jordan has released the third in a series of videos filmed during the recording process of I. Check it out HERE.

 

The first snippet from the song “On a Blind Flight” can be heard HERE.

 

The second snippet from the song “Rough Ride” can be heard HERE.

 

The third song snippet from the track “Don’t Quit Till Tomorrow” can be heard HERE.

GIANT X‘ s debut album will be out on Steamhammer/SPV as a super jewel case and download onJanuary 18th in Germany, January 21st in Europe and January 29th in USA/Canada and is set to delight particularly fans of traditional hard rock.

 

A video trailer for the album is available for viewing HERE. In addition to the video trailer, GIANT X has released an EPK for I. Check out part one HERE and part two HERE.

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Giant-X/457176387661550

http://www.spv.de

ICONIC CHRISTIAN ROCKERS STRYPER SIGN TO FRONTIERS RECORDS FOR MULTI-ALBUM DEAL; RE-RECORDED COLLECTION “SECOND COMING” DUE OUT MARCH 26TH IN NORTH AMERICA

 

(New York, NY) – Frontiers Records is proud to announce the signing of iconic Christian rockers Stryper to a multi-album deal.  The first release due out will be a new re-recorded collection; SECOND COMING will hit streets on March 26th in North America.  The album features sixteen tracks, including new recordings of fourteen songs from the band’s early years as well as two brand new songs recorded especially for SECOND COMING, and is produced by Stryper frontman Michael Sweet.  Sweet commented, “We’re really excited about this record. The re-recorded songs are sounding awesome…better than the originals in many ways!  One word to describe the record? Heavier. We’ve hooked up with some great people – we’ve got new management, a great album, a great label. We just feel like everything is coming together, and hopefully some big things are to follow.”  Please see below for the complete track listing.

Stryper is one of the top Christian rock bands of all time.  Comprised of the original line-up of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitar), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass), and Robert Sweet (drums), Stryper has been rocking since 1984, and is responsible for such ’80s metal classic albums as SOLDIERS UNDER COMMAND, TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL, IN GOD WE TRUST and such MTV hit singles/videos as “Calling on You,” “Free,” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990’s, Stryper returned strong in the early 21st century.  To date, the band has sold upwards of 8 million records worldwide and is a Dove Award-winner and Grammy nominee.  Stryper is the first band to have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously.

 

SECOND COMING track listing:

1.    Loud N’ Clear

2.    Loving You

3.    Soldiers Under Command

4.    Makes Me Wanna Sing

5.    First Love

6.    The Rock That Makes Me Roll

7.    Reach Out

8.    Surrender

9.    To Hell With The Devil

10.  Calling On You

11.  Free

12.  The Way

13.  Sing Along Song

14.  More Than A Man

15.  Bleeding From Inside Out (new track)

16.  Blackened (new track)

 

01/11/13

BAPTISTS Hurl Incendiary New Track At The Public Via BrooklynVegan

 

Vancouver, British Columbia-based BAPTISTS is preparing for the public onslaught of their debut LP Bushcraft, set for release in North America on February 19th via Southern Lord. Today the outfit hurls the album’s combustible second track “Think Tank Breed” onto the unsuspecting public. The high-paced snare drum attack ripping the track wide open at the first second of this brutalizing anthem sets the listener up for what unhinged and pummeling riffage they’re in store for on Bushcraft.

 

Have your face renovated by “Think Tank Breed” via BrooklynVegan now!

 

BAPTISTS advocate a creed of destruction through a blistering, discordant hybrid of punk-fueled hardcore. Recorded at the infamous Godcity studios with Kurt Ballou, the eleven anthems embodied on Bushcraft rage with nearly a half hour of lyrical angst and a seething vocal delivery propelled by white-knuckled snare-blasts, d-beat thunder, dissonant riff urgency and an overall relentless by-the-throat approach.

 

Tour actions in support of Bushcraft are being devised, including a trek to 2013’s SXSW festivities and more. Stay tuned as more details emerge over the coming weeks.

 

Bushcraft Track Listing:

1. Betterment

2. Think Tank Breed

3. Bullets

4. In Droves

5. Still Melt

6. Mortar Head

7. Crutching Trails

8. Bushcraft

9. Soiled Roots

10. Russian Spirits

11. Abandon

 

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 Every band with the tag “extreme metal” owes a debt of gratitude to SUFFOCATION, period. As the creators of brutal death metal their influence can be felt far and wide. Every break down, every blast beat, and every technical riff (before Nintendo noises were introduced to guitar playing) was done by SUFFOCATION first and frankly better.

Four years have passed since the release of Blood Oath, all the while the band laid silently waiting, gathering their energy until the time was right for them to return in a vicious blaze of glory. That long awaited day has finally come in the form of the monolithicly devastating, Pinnacle of Bedlam.

The record marks the return of one-time drummer Dave Culross and sees the band upping the brutality and speed quotient, picking up whereDespise the Sun and Pierced From Within left off. Produced by the band once again with Joe Cincotta (INTERNAL BLEEDING, CRIMINAL ELEMENT), and mixed and mastered this time by Zeuss (HATEBREEDARSISAGNOSTIC FRONT), the quintet has never sounded this clear or well… brutal. Make no mistake, SUFFOCATION is once again fully invigorated, seeing red and out for blood.

Few bands can be credited with creating a legacy, however, legendary New York based extreme metal outfit SUFFOCATION have done just that. For over 20 years now SUFFOCATION have been creating music that has become the very standard by which we judge all things extreme. Their fusion of technicality, groove and sheer unrelenting brutality has been imitated but never quite duplicated. Milestone records such as Effigy of the Forgotten,Pierced from Within, and Despise the Sun have influenced a wealth of today’s best musical talents. Now with their seventh full-length album, Pinnacle of BedlamSUFFOCATION will continue to influence generations to come.

For more info visit: www.facebook.com/Suffocation | www.nuclearblastusa.com/Suffocation | www.myspace.com/Suffocation

Touring History of Note: Suicide SilenceFear FactoryDevildriverCarcassCannibal CorpseHatebreedMachine HeadOverkill,The FacelessNapalm Death, Necrophagist to name a few.

Other Notes of Interest: The band was hired by the cable network A&E and the History Channel to use and perform one of their original songs, in a commercial to advertise the History Channel documentary “The Dark Ages.” This commercial was advertised in over 700 movie theaters, and aired on MTVVH1A&E, and the History Channel amongst other TV stations.  Performed on FUEL TV in 2010.

 ALPHA TIGER premieres new song, “Beneath The Surface,” with Metal Hammer (DE)

            

Germany’s hottest heavy metal newcomers ALPHA TIGER have now teamed up with Metal Hammer to launch the title track from their upcoming debut album, Beneath The Surface. The track “Beneath The Surface” sums up the essence of ALPHA TIGER quite accurately: epic compositions, catchy hooks and Stephan Dietrich’s powerful vocals. Check out “Beneath The Surface” here:

http://www.metal-hammer.de/video-audio/premieren/article359245/hoert-den-alpha-tiger-titelsong-zum-album-beneath-the-surface.html

Fans can also watch the video for the first single, “From Outer Space,” here.

All lyrical topics on Beneath The Surface are represented in the stunning cover artwork, which was created by Hungarian designer Peter Tikos (who also worked with the band on the Man Or Machine cover). Beneath The Surface was recorded this past summer at Berlin’s Musicflash studio, engineered by Mirco Godi Hildmann, and mixed and mastered by Andreas Hilbert. See below for the worldwide release dates for the album:

Beneath The Surface release dates:

GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / NORWAY: Friday, January 25, 2013
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, January 28, 2013
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, February 1, 2013

USA / CANADA: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 **digital only, European CD/LP imports available through CM Distro**

Beneath The Surface track-listing:

  1. Intro
  2. The Alliance
  3. From Outer Space
  4. Waiting For A Sign
  5. Beneath The Surface
  6. Along The Rising Sun
  7. Eden Lies in Ruins
  8. Rain
  9. Crescent Moon
  10. We Came From The Gutter

ALPHA TIGER live

26.01.2013 — Dresden — Chemiefabrik (Germany)

01.02.2013 — Weinheim — Café Central (Germany)

02.02.2013 — Munich — Backstage (Germany)

23.02.2013 — Cologne — MTC (Germany)

12.07.-13.07.2013 — Bang Your Head Festival

01.08.-03.08.2013 — Wacken Open Air

 

ALPHA TIGER online:

http://www.facebook.com/AlphaTigerBand 

http://www.alphatiger.de

NEUROSIS Prepares To Engage Brooklyn and Philadelphia Audiences Next Week

The next round of live performances from the mighty NEUROSIS draws near, as the outfit prepares to invade the Northeast for shows in Brooklyn and Philadelphia next week.

 

Next Saturday, January 19th NEUROSIS will return to the historic Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, the venue they nearly tore to the ground when they last played in New York with a pair of shows in early 2008 with openers Mastodon. On this trek the opening support for NEUROSIS will be provided by the scathing drum/guitar attack of ex-Khanate/Khlyst duo James Plotkin and Tim Wyskida on their new experimental venture in auditory torture.

 

The following day, Sunday January 20th, the quintet will devastate audiences in Philadelphia’s cavernous Union Transfer venue, marking the firstNEUROSIS performance to hit the city since late 2004! Opening support for this special show will come from the solo act of John Baizley of Baroness. This will mark one of the very first performances from Baizley since before the massive bus crash the band has been recovering from slowly since mid-August.

 

Opening support for NEUROSIS’ following live actions next month in Denver and Austin have also been confirmed, with Native Daughters and Jay Munly leading the festivities in Denver on February 16th, and the brutal billing of Eyehategod and Rwake kicking things off at the Austin show on the 17th. The band has also been confirmed for 2013’s installment of the massive Hellfest festival in Clisson, France. The gathering runs from June 21st through 23rd, and will see NEUROSIS sharing the stage with Kiss, ZZ Top, Down, Bad Religion, At The Gates, Kreator and hundreds more.

 

NEUROSIS treated spectators in their native hometown of Oakland to a free, invite-only concert on New Year’s Day, catching many longtime fans by surprise. View new live footage of the performance and more HERE.

 

NEUROSIS Honor Found In Decay Live Actions:

1/19/2013 Brooklyn Masonic Temple – Brooklyn, NY w/ James Plotkin/Tim Wyskida [info]

1/20/2013 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ John Baizley [info]

2/16/2013 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO w/ Native Daughters, Jay Munly [info]

2/17/2013 Emo’s East – Austin, TX w/ Eyehategod, Rwake [info]

6/21/2013 Hellfest – Clisson, France [info]

 

Following the CD and digital releases of the acclaimed Honor Found In Decay in late October, the deluxe 2xLP vinyl edition of NEUROSIS’ tenth studio album will be unleashed February 5th in North America, February 8th in Germany/Benelux/Finland and February 11th in the UK/World, via Relapse Records/Neurot Recordings. Packaged in a Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket and accompanied by a 16-page LP-sized booklet, the audio was cut directly from the original studio master tapes and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, which will be available in five different colors: 2000 on black, 1000 on translucent smoke grey, 500 on translucent yellow, 500 on translucent orange, and 100 on clear, not available to the public.

 

Preorders can be placed via Neurot and Relapse now!

 

http://www.neurosis.com

http://www.facebook.com/officialneurosis

http://www.neurotrecordings.com

http://www.facebook.com/neurotrecordings

http://www.relapse.com

KINGCROW Releases Opening Track To Sensory Records Debut

Following Sensory Records’ recent signing announcement having brought Italian prog metal act KINGCROW into the label’s ranks, today the outfit release the first full single from their pending fifth studio full-length, In Crescendo.

 

The radiant opening track to the nearly hour-long In Crescendo, “Right Before” wastes no time in letting you know exactly what the members of KINGCROW are about with this newest creation. Immerse yourself in the anthem now via PureGrainAudio!

 

Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge, will release In Crescendo in North America on February 12th. Stay tuned for further updates as the new album nears release and as KINGCROW takes to the road in the New Year.

 

Having evolved from a mostly progressive metal direction, KINGCROW has increasingly expanded the scope of their sound to encompass elements of rock over recent years, nowadays culminating strong atmospheric components similar to Riverside, Porcupine Tree and Pink Floyd but also bearing a heavier, metallic semblance to Opeth and Dream Theater. In Crescendo was produced by the band’s own Diego and Thundra Cafolla at Sound Under Pressure in Rome, the massive album was then mixed by Giampiero Ulacco and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

 

http://www.kingcrow.it

http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheLasersEdge

PINKISH BLACK completes work on upcoming full-length album; announces show with EYEHATEGOD

           

Fort Worth-based duo, PINKISH BLACK, has finished recording their upcoming album and Century Media debut, set tentatively for a spring release. Self-produced by PINKISH BLACK’s own Jon Teague and Daron Beck, this currently untitled full-length was recorded at The Echo Lab with Matt Barnhart handling engineer duties. Mastering will be done by James Plotkin.

To hear some new tracks from the record, fans can catch PINKISH BLACK live on March 7th in Denton, TX at NX35 where the duo will be direct support for EYEHATEGOD. Additional tour dates will also be announced soon, so stay tuned!

PINKISH BLACK is the continuation of THE GREAT TYRANT, a three-piece that released one LP following the passing of their bass player, Tommy Atkins. When Atkins died, Teague and Beck decided to change the band’s name and remain a two-piece, yet still retain TGT’s ground-breaking sound. With no stringed instruments, the duo now relies on aura and raw emotions to obtain their unique heaviness. Their resulting effort, PINKISH BLACK’s self-titled debut (Handmade Birds Records), features seven tracks of dark, haunting deathrock–and was named one of the best albums of 2012 by BrooklynVegan.comStereogum.comPitchfork.com, and countless others.

PINKISH BLACK live:

Jan. 20–The Boiled Owl–Ft Worth, TX
Jan. 26–Rubber Gloves–Denton, TX
Feb. 6–Club Dada–Dallas, TX
Feb. 22–Club Dada–Dallas, TX
Mar. 7–NX35–Denton, TX with EYEHATEGOD, SLEEP, SILVER APPLES
Mar. 17–Sand Bar–Dallas, TX

PINKISH BLACK lineup:
Jon Teague – Drums, Synth, Loops
Daron Beck – Vocals, Keyboard, Synth

 

PINKISH BLACK online:

http://www.facebook.com/pinkishblackband

 

WINTERHORDE: “Wreckage Ghost” Video Released
“Wreckage Ghost”, the new video of the Israeli extreme Metallers WINTERHORDE is released. “Wreckage Ghost” is the opening track off the band’s second studio album, “Underwatermoon” that was produced by V.Santura (OBSCURA, TRYPTIKON, PESTILENCE)and was released in Europe on 6th of August, 2010, via Twilight Vertireb.

“Underwatermoon” tracklist:

1. The Shell
2. Wreckage Ghost
3. Underwatermoon
4. Hunting the Human
5. Execution
6. …and Flames wept to Heavens
7. The Curse of Gypsy
8. Delirium
9. Tenth Wave
10. Smoke Figures
11. The Martyr and Deliverance
12. Farewell
 
The video was directed, filmed and edited by famous Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13media, and Gina Sandulescu as technical assistant. The video was shot during December 2012 on the various locations in northern Israel and also features the model Maria Chernomordik.
 
“Wreckage Ghost” Video:
 
WINTERHORDE have been recently working on their third full-length album.
In the beginning of 2012, the band’s record label Twilight Vertrieb closed down, leaving WINTERHORDE without a record deal. Nowadays, the band is looking for a proper record company to re-release the “Underwatermoon” album worldwide and for the release of the future band’s future production.

MEGASCAVENGER: Debut Album From Latest Rogga Johansson Act Bears All-Star Lineup

Full Album Streaming Now

 

 

After releasing his Songs Of Flesh (Part I) 7” EP in early 2012, inexhaustible Swedish maniac Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Ribspreader, Demiurg, The Grotesquery, Bone Gnawer, Revolting and so on…) strikes back with the debut album of his most recent project: MEGASCAVENGER.

 

Out now via Selfmadegod Records, Descent Of Yuggoth consists of nine Swedish-style death metal songs that will definitely appeal to all fans of Rogga’s music and Scandinavian metal in general. More than that, with MEGASCAVENGER Johansson spews out his death metal dreams by recruiting the talents of some legendary death metal figureheads including guest vocals by Dan Swano (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath), Marc Grewe (Morgoth, Insidious Disease), Jörgen Sandström (ex-Grave, Krux, Torture Division) and Paul Speckmann (Master, Death Strike, Abomination) as well as guest solos by Patrick Mameli (Pestilence), Jonas Lindblood (Puteraeon), Eric Daniels (ex-Asphyx, Soulburn).

 

Today, internationally-based metal webzine This Is Not A Scene is hosting a stream of Descent Of Yuggoth in its entirety. Go forth and blast all thirty-six minutes of this devastating album HERE.

 

Descent Of Yuggoth Track Listing:

1. Nihilisticon

2. Descent Of Yuggoth

3. Smokescreen Armageddon

4. Catapulted Through Aeons

5. Void Of Damnation

6. Funerals And Ceremonies

7. Death Obsessed

8. No Haven For The Sane

9. To Revel With Vermin

 

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01/10/13

CLAMFIGHT Shells Out Fresh Gig Info

New Live Footage Rolling

 

As Jersey riffsmiths CLAMFIGHT prepare for their second full-length I Versus The Glacier to be officially released in less than two weeks, today The Obelisk has posted a massive track-by-track breakdown of the new album in honor of the webzine’s label The Maple Forum having begun shipping preorders of the disc. Check out the action HERE.

 

CLAMFIGHT has also just shelled out info on a few new Spring live gigs. Next week the squad will drop a deuce of shows, hitting New London, Connecticut on Friday the 18th and Rochester, New York the next evening. But CLAMFIGHT is now confirmed to take part in the bruising, all-day second installment of the now annual Eye Of The Stoned Goat gathering, set to smoke-out New Castle, Deleware on February 9th alongside Iron Man, Pale Divine, Beelzefuzz, Wasted Theory and a slew of others. Late in March they’ll head down to Frederick, Maryland set to kick it live with Beelzefuzz, War Injun, Ichabod and Hollow Leg.

 

The band just posted some gnarly new live footage, viewable HERE, and if you missed it, can hear their track “Sandriders” streaming at Stereokiller.

 

Promos of I Versus The Glacier and interviews with CLAMFIGHT are available now via The Earsplit Compound. Get some!

 

CLAMFIGHT Live:

1/18/2013 El’ n’ Gee – New London, CT w/ When the Deadbolt Breaks, Blue Aside, Bedroom Rehab Corporation

1/19/2013 The Bug Jar – Rochester, NY w/ Pink Elephant, Babayaga, Muler, The Ginger Faye Bakers

2/09/2013 JB McGinnes – New Castle, DE @ Eye Of The Stoned Goat 2 w/ Iron Man, Pale Divine, more [info]

3/29/2013 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD w/ Beelzefuzz, War Injun, Ichabod, Hollow Leg

 

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https://www.facebook.com/Clamfight

http://mapleforum.bigcartel.com

SAMOTHRACE Confirms American Winter Tour Routing

SAMOTHRACE has posted the confirmed routing for their upcoming Winter US tour, as the crew continue to support their acclaimed second LP,Reverence To Stone. The bedlam will unravel with a hometown show in Seattle on February 15th, then continues on a mangled, counter-clockwise loop through the Midwest, Gulf Coast, Southeast and up the East Coast on their way back westward, with eighteen cities confirmed to endure their slow motion turmoil during the venture. The majority of the dates will see SAMOTHRACE forging alongside Metal Blade doom trio Pilgrim.

 

The touring will continue this Spring, as SAMOTHRACE will advance onto European soil for the first time ever, the band confirmed to perform atHeavy Days in Doomtown, an international DIY doom/stoner/sludge festival in Ungdomshuset, Copenhagen, Denmark running from May 2nd through the 5th. At this year’s event they will rage the stage alongside Graves At Sea, Pagan Altar, Cough, Procession, Danava, Moss, Bell Witch, Dark Buddah Rising, Conan, Lecherous Gaze, labelmates Mournful Congregation and loads more. Following the fest the quartet will traverse the European continent on an additional two-week tour, with dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

 

SAMOTHRACE US Winter Tour:

2/15/2013 The Highline – Seattle, WA

2/16/2013 TBA – Portland, OR

2/17/2013 Rotture – Portland, OR

2/20/2013 Aqualung – Denver, CO

2/21/2013 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK

2/22/2013 Rubber Gloves – Denton/Dallas, TX

2/23/2013 Red 7 – Austin, TX

2/24/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Pilgrim

2/25/2013 TBA – Birmingham, AL w/ Pilgrim

2/26/2013 529 – Atlanta, GA w/ Pilgrim

2/27/2013 Slim’s Downtown – Raleigh, NC w/ Pilgrim

2/28/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Pilgrim

3/01/2013 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Pilgrim

3/02/2013 Beaumont Warehouse – Philadelphia, PA w/ Pilgrim

3/03/2013 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Pilgrim

3/04/2013 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Pilgrim

3/05/2013 TBA – Cleveland, OH w/ Pilgrim

3/06/2013 The Ultra Lounge – Chicago, IL

 

Following a literal flood of media attention on their sophomore LP Reverence To Stone, released at the end of July via 20 Buck Spin, the album took the #35 spot in Decibel Magazine’s Top 40 Albums of 2012, in addition to reaping praise from Stereogum, Metalsucks, No Clean Singing and dozens of other outlets. The album is available on CD and LP, alongside their debut album Life’s Trade as well as band gear and more at theSAMOTHRACE merch store or direct from 20 Buck Spin.

 

Reverence To Stone is streaming in its entirety VIA PITCHFORK.

 

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http://www.myspace.com/samothraceproject

http://www.20buckspin.com

http://www.facebook.com/20buckspin

http://twitter.com/20buckspinlabel

DEVOURMENT Vomits Forth Lyric Video

The Horde Confirms Brooklyn, Philly and Vegas Shows

 

Today Relapse Records delivers a brutal blow with the first full track from Conceived In Sewage, the pending fourth LP from gorestrewn death metal mongers, DEVOURMENT. The rabid new lyric video was cut-up for the album’s second track, “50 Ton War Machine,” the loving anthem boasting peaceful imagery, such as “Corpses burning, cities falling, the tide is turning, shadow consumes” and “rise, of the once forsaken, from the depths where souls are taken.”

 

Be prepared to read with speed indeed, and get gory with DEVOURMENT’s “50 Ton War Machine” HERE.

 

The Dallas-based DEVOURMENT horde has also sanctioned new live actions across the country to add some putridity to the Spring months. In March they’ll invade Brooklyn for a one-off with Internal Bleeding and Malignancy, on their way to Philadelphia to take part in The Philthadelphia Infest 2013 in Philly alongside Brutal Truth, Phobia, Master, Malignancy, Embalmer, Cannabis Corpse and more. In June DEVOURMENT will barrel their way into the Las Vegas Deathfest alongside Defeated Sanity, Regurgitation, Infernal Dominion, Embalmer and others.

 

DEVOURMENT Live Carnage:

3/15/2013 The Place Bar and Lounge – Brooklyn, NY w/ Internal Bleeding, Malignancy, more

3/16/2013 Gunners Run – Philadelphia, PA @ The Philly Infest w/ Brutal Truth, Phobia, Master, Malignancy, Embalmer, Cannabis Corpse, more

6/15/2013 The Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Vegas Deathfest w/ Defeated Sanity, Regurgitation, Infernal Dominion, Embalmer

 

Captured at Mana Recordings in St. Petersburg, Florida with Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel), Conceived In Sewage proves to beDEVOURMENT’s most eviscerating release yet, gushing with over thirty-three minutes of the band’s hate-fueled brutality. The record will see release on February 19th in North America, February 22nd in Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Finland, and February 25 in the UK and rest of the world. Recently, several merch package preorder options and digital preorders were made available. The “50 Ton War Machine” single is also now available at iTunes.

 

https://www.facebook.com/DevourmentOfficial

https://twitter.com/DevourmentBand

http://www.relapse.com

http://relapserecords.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/RelapseRecords

DARK TRANQUILLITY to release new album, ‘Construct,’ in May 2013

          

The guardians of the Gothenburg sound, DARK TRANQUILLITY, released their first album 20 years ago and are still one of the most exciting bands in melodic death metal. New and old fans will be happy to hear that they are ready to announce their 10th album.

The band comments: “Greetings, Darklings! After having played over 200 shows in every corner of the world in support of the ‘We Are The Void’ album, it’s time to focus inwards and lock ourselves up in the studio. Months and months of hard songwriting work has paid off, and the recording sessions will start early this year. Further details will be announced in due time, but for now we can reveal that the album will be entitled ‘Construct’ and that we’re very excited to have Jens Bogren (PARADISE LOST, OPETH, KATATONIA) taking care of the mix. The release date is set for May 28 in North America.”

Fans can expect nothing but greatness with Construct, plus worldwide touring in support of the album in 2013 and beyond. The next chance to see DARK TRANQUILLITY live will be in Dubai, where the band has never played before. Some European summer festival appearances have also been announced, and the band is currently working on a US tour for this upcoming September. Stay tuned for more tour dates coming soon!

DARK TRANQUILLITY live:

12.04.2013 — Dubai Rock Fest — Dubai, United Arab Emirates

30.05.2013 — Beastival Festival — Geiselwind, Germany

28.06.2013 — Basinfire Festival — Spalene Porici, Czech Republic

 

DARK TRANQUILLITY online:

http://www.darktranquillity.com

http://www.facebook.com/dtofficial

http://www.myspace.com/dtofficial

http://twitter.com/dtofficial

 ABORTED posts new lyric video for “Vermicular, Obscene, Obese” online; kicks off European tour next week

         

Goremasters ABORTED are heading out on tour with VADER this month, and fans can expect the band to play a ton of old and new classics! To celebrate this upcoming European tour, ABORTED has now launched a new lyric video for “Vermicular, Obscene, Obese” on Terrorizer.com (UK). ABORTED vocalist and leading force, Sven De Caluwe, explains the meaning of the track: “Eating carbs is bad mmmkay? So yeah we have this new lyric video up for ‘Vermicular, Obscene, Obese’…Which isn’t really about carbs, unless you count corpses as carbs, or grannies, or trannies, or something…It’s also absolutely not about mass consumerism and other social points of view since we are as brain dead as our music, so go check out the funky stuff from the funky bunch, and enjoy!”

Check out the new clip here:

http://www.terrorizer.com/2013/01/10/aborted-premier-new-video/

ABORTED will be touring in support of their latest album, Global Flatline, which can be purchased on iTunes and CM Distro. See below for all upcoming tour dates.

ABORTED tour dates feat. VADER

17.01.2013 (GER) Berlin / K17
18.01.2013 (GER) Jena / F-Haus
19.01.2013 (GER) Essen / Turock
20.01.2013 (HOL) Groningen / Vera
21.01.3013 (GER) Hamburg / Markthalle
22.01.2013 (HOL) Helmond / Lakei
23.01.2013 (GER) Kassel / The Fiasko
24.01.2013 (BEL) Leffinge / Devil’s Corner
25.01.2013 (FR) Reims / La Cartonnerie
26.01.2013 (CH) Zurich / Alte Kaserne
27.01.2013 (ITA) Travagliato/Brescia / Circolo Colony
29.01.2013 (SLO) Ljubljana / Gala Hala
30.01.2013 (A )Vienna / Escape Metalcorner
31.01.2013 (GER) Ingolstadt / Eventhalle Wespark
01.02.2013 (CH) Lausanne / Les Docks
02.02.2013 (FR) Paris-Vaurel / Le Forum
03.02.2013 (UK) Plymouth / White Rabbit
04.02.2013 (UK) Bristol / The Fleece
05.02.2013 (UK) Glasgow / Ivory Blacks
06.02.2013 (IRE) Dublin / Button Factory
07.02.2013 (UK) Manchester / NQ Live
08.02.2013 (UK) London / Underworld
09.02.2013 (HOL) Rotterdam / Baroeg
10.02.2013 (HOL) Alkmaar / Victorie

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by the renowned Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PESTILENCE, HATESPHERE) at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark, ABORTED’s recently released Global Flatline has received rave reviews from the press since it was unleashed upon North America last year. Read on for a few reviews of the album:

“Once again playing to their strengths, [ABORTED] blast, hack, slash, and vomit their way through 14 tracks of visceral deathgrind, sounding every bit as hungry as bands an eighth their age.” — OUTBURN MAGAZINE

“This is the deadliest ABORTED has sounded in years…The more you listen, the more you’ll hear, and the more you’ll appreciate this bloody good time of a death metal album.” — BLABBERMOUTH.net

 

ABORTED online:

http://www.goremageddon.be

http://www.facebook.com/abortedofficial

http://www.twitter.com/abortedmetal

http://www.myspace.com/abortedmetal

http://www.youtube.com/abortedbelgium

LEGION OF THE DAMNED: Thrash Metal Brutality

 The Napalm Records line-up just got a little deadlier, and here’s the reason why: We are very proud to let you know that none other than the mighty LEGION OF THE DAMNED has joined our ranks! The Thrash Metal band has inked a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records and is more than ready to strike again! Max (CEO Napalm Records) comments:
“LEGION OF THE DAMNED is one of the most successful and promising Thrash Metal bands worldwide, and we feel very lucky to call them a member of our family. Rest assured that the new record will be a lethal onslaught, and the band will claim the Thrash Metal throne in 2013.”
LEGION OF THE DAMNED comments:
“We are absolutely thrilled to announce LEGION OF THE DAMNED has signed a deal with Napalm Records, a very important and exciting moment for LEGION OF THE DAMNED. It was certainly not an easy decision to leave our friends of Massacre Records who supported us since our first album. We always got along very well, and therefore we want to thank the crew of Massacre Records enormously for their big support! It’s time for LEGION OF THE DAMNED to move on and seek other challenges, we are very happy with the excitement Napalm Records has shown in our band and we can’t wait to release our new album under their wings!”

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AUDREY HORNE: Album Preview

 The Norwegian Rock giants AUDREY HORNE present their fans with an exclusive preview of their upcoming full-length “Youngblood”! Make sure to head over to our YOUTUBE Channel and let us know whether you love the new material as much as we do! “Youngblood” will hit the streets on February 1!

“YOUNGBLOOD” Preview  


SUMMONING: Artwork Revealed

 Since we cannot offer you a release date for SUMMONING’s latest album “Old Mornings Dawn” at the moment, would you settle for the beautiful cover artwork instead? Don’t you feel like getting drawn straight into this majestic scenery? If this gorgeous artwork is a sign of things to come, it sure looks like we’re in for a masterpiece!

SUMMONING Official Website  


LEAVES’ EYES: “Melusine” Clip & New Album

 LEAVES’ EYES are checking in with a new clip for “Melusine” featuring live footage from the best 2012 shows of the band including the spectacular Viking show @ Wacken Open Air 2012!

Also, the band reveals the title of the upcoming full length album – read the statement of the band below!
“Dear fans and friends, 
Here’s the new videoclip for ‘Melusine’ featuring footage from our live shows, tours and festivals like Wacken Open Air in 2012! You can watch it by clicking on the link below.

To start the new year with some good news for you all, we are proud to announce that this year the new LEAVES’ EYES album will be released! The title of the album will be ‘Symphonies of the Night’.

We will keep all of you updated on news concerning the album in the upcoming months!

Enjoy watching video and share the news!”

“MELUSINE” Clip

UNBURIED: Virginia Mutilators Drop Sophomore Full-Length Via Selfmadegod

 

Murder 101, the second full-length from Virginia based mutilators, UNBURIED, is out this week via the blastmasters at Poland’s Selfmadegod Records.

 

Birthed from Hell in the year 1994 by Matt Pike-the main songwriter/lyricist for the band, the UNBURIED lineup is rounded out by Mark Riddick (Fetid Zombie, Macabra, Grave Wax) and Brian Forman (Fetid Zombie, Grave Wax). Hemorrhaging with eleven tracks the vile trio’s gore-filled, zombie apocalypse-ready death metal mayhem, including nine original tracks as well as covers of GG Allin’s “Witchburner” and Integrity’s “Abraxas Annihilation,” Murder 101 is indisputably the most potent UNBURIED output to date. The album’s cover art and layout was crafted by none other than Mark Riddick himself, so gore/grind fans should know what to expect.

 

Today, Stereokiller is hosting a full stream of this thunderous assault, so let it rip… CLICK THIS.

 

Murder 101 Track Listing:

1. Trapped in a Delusion

2. I’m Going to Fuckin’ Kill You

3. Stalked, Fucked, and Buried

4. Abraxas Annihilation

5. Homicidal Sex Rage

6. Reborn Unto Hades

7. Impulse To Kill

8. Heartless Corpse Defilement

9. Witchburner

10. The Kidnapper

11. Murder 101

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 DYING FETUS to Premiere New Video Next Week!

  

(Screenshot from video)

 

Tour With Hatebreed, Shadows Fall and The Contortionist Kicks off January 26th

Death Metal powerhouse DYING FETUS have completed work on a new video for the song “Second Skin”. The video will be exclusively premiered by Bloody Disgusting this coming Tuesday January 15th. In the meantime, the band has released a trailer for the video, which can be viewed HERE.

 

DYING FETUS will be hitting the road in in January of 2013 alongside Hatebreed, Shadows Fall and The Contortionist as part of “The Divinity of Purpose Tour”. The tour will kick off January 26th in Flint, MI and will wrap up February 17th in Amityville, NY.

 

DYING FETUS released their latest album Reign Supreme in 2011 on Relapse Records. The album is streaming in its entirety on their Bandcamp Page.

Reign Supreme is available for purchase from the Relapse store HERE and digitally on iTunes.

For updates on DYING FETUS visit their Facebook page.

DYING FETUS with Hatebreed and Shadows Fall

1/26/13: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop

1/27/13: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s

1/28/13: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

1/30/13: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater

1/31/13: Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater

2/1/13: West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy

2/2/13: Chico, CA @ Senator Theater

2/3/13: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

2/5/13: Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

2/6/13: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

2/7/13: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

2/8/13: Lexington, KY @ Buster’s

2/9/13: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

2/11/13: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

2/12/13: Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live

2/13/13: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s

2/14/13: West Springfield, VA @ Empire

2/15/13: Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

2/16/13: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater

2/17/13: Amityville, NY @ Revolution

Today, HELLS HEADBANGERS announces March 19th as the international release date for SATANIC THREAT’s In to Hellon both CD and LP formats. Featuring current members of Nunslaughter and an ex-member of Midnight, SATANIC THREAT are everything their name implies: fast, blasphemous, hardcore-HELL-punk straight outta the wastelands of Ohio! Originally released in 2008, SATANIC THREAT’s lone In To Hell 7″ sold through its original pressing of 1000 copies in no time flat, and quickly became something of a mini-classic. The band’s cult grew despite no further releases, and SATANIC THREAT played only one live show ever, in September 2008 in their hometown of Cleveland. Now, HELLS HEADBANGERS collects SATANIC THREAT’s entire ouvre, both the 8-song In To Hell 7″ and their 8-song live set, onto one long-playing format. They’re not Christian…they’re just a SATANIC THREAT! Tracklisting and cover (also attached) are as follows:
Tracklisting for SATANIC THREAT’s In To Evil CD/LP
1. Guilty of Hating Christ
2. He’s on the Cross
3. Small God, Big Cross
4. Satanic Threat
5. I Ain’t Gotta Worship
6. Being Black
7. Cursing At The Cross
8. Don’t Follow Him
9. He’s On The Cross (live)
10. Small God, Big Cross (live)
11. Satanic Threat (live)
12. I Ain’t Gotta Worship (live)
13. Being Black (live)
14. Cursing At The Cross (live)
15. Don’t Follow Him (live)
16. Steppin’ Stone (live)
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“When you need metal, go to hell!”

01/09/13

Today, DENOUNCEMENT PYRE stream the entirety of their forthcoming Almighty Arcanum, set for international release on January 22nd through HELLS HEADBANGERS at Decibel magazine’s website. Set to be released on both CD and LP formats, the exclusive stream of DENOUNCEMENT PYRE’s Almighty Arcanum can be heard here: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-denouncement-pyre-almighty-arcanum/
After 10 years of underground darkness, DENOUNCEMENT PYRE continue their ascent up the throne of Luciferian supremacy with Almighty Arcanum. The Aussie veterans’ second full-length after their lauded World Cremation debut (also released by HELLS HEADBANGERS), DENOUNCEMENT PYRE’s Almighty Arcanum is a veritable abyss of fiery, blackened death metal, but now sharper and more focused than ever. Total Darkness. Total Death. The unification of all that was, is, and will be: await Almighty Arcanum… Tracklisting and cover (also attached) are as follows:
Tracklisting for DENOUNCEMENT PYRE’s Almighty Arcanum
1) Intro: Breath of Tehom
2) An Extension of the Void
3) Almighty Arcanum
4) He Who Conquers All
5) The Deceiver
6) Drakon: All Is One
7) Circle of Serpents
8) Darkness Manifest
9) The Redeemer
Decibel is North America’s most tastemaking metal magazine around – and also the continent’s only monthly metal magazine. Read it as you await Almighty Arcanum!
“When you need metal, go to hell!”

DEFEATED SANITY: Exclusive Track Premiere Hosted By Decibel Magazine

Today the fine metal miscreants at Decibel offer up an exclusive premiere of “Naraka” from German death metal moguls DEFEATED SANITY. The tune comes by way of the band’s forthcoming slab of iniquity — Passages Into Deformity. Scheduled for release on February 5, 2013 through Willowtip Records,Passages Into Deformity was recorded at Soundlodge Studios in Germany and includes guest vocal appearances by Frank Rini (Internal Bleeding), AJ Magana (ex-DEFEATED SANITY, Disgorge US), and Brian Forgue (Syphilic, Gutrot) as well as sound effects by Jon Engman (ex-Brodequin).

In an early review of the record, MetalRunsInMyVeins gushes: “…don’t be surprised if DEFEATED SANITY’s Passages Into Deformity is still reigning atop the brutal death metal crest,” while the The Metal Observer, in a 9/10 rating, commends the band for their “intensity and unbridled imagination,” likening the nine-track monster to “the very heaviest Vile and Cryptopsy have had to offer.”

Says bassist Jacob Schmidt of “Naraka;” “Here we have the first mid-tempo-only song we’ve written in years! It’s probably the slowest and grooviest onPassages. Enjoy!”

Hear what all the commotion is about, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.

 

And if you missed it the first time, be sure to check out the sonic sickness of “Verblendung” HERE.

 

The follow-up to 2010’s critically hailed Chapters of Repugnance will be paired with a bonus DVD featuring making-of clips, interviews and sick performance videos. Preorders come with a free Passages Into Deformity embroidered patch. For more info point your browser HERE.

Additionally, DEFEATED SANITY will take their face-raping brutality to Russia and Belarus this Spring in support of Passages Into Deformity. See confirmed dates below.

DEFEATED SANITY Passages Into Deformity Tour 2013:
4/12/2013 Fatality Fest 5 – St. Petersburg, RU
4/12/2013 Sick Fest 11 – Arkhangelsk, RU
4/14/2013 Not Quiet Extreme Fest 2 – Syktyvkar, RU
4/15/2013 Grim Sound Fest – Izhevsk, RU
4/17/2013 Ural Death Fest 2 – Ekaterinburg, RU
4/20/2013 Extreme Condition Fest – UFA, RU
4/24/2013 Day Of Dust Fest – Minsk, BY

DEFEATED SANITY…amplifies any presuppositions one might have of Hell and turn it ten-fold.” – Sputnik Music

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UPON WINGS to Release Afterlife EP

Featuring Brett Hestla (Ex-Creed, Dark New Day)

 

New Song Available for Streaming!     

UPON WINGS is proud to announce the release of their new EP, Afterlife, featuring guest vocals and production from Brett Hestla (Ex-Creed, Dark New Day). Afterlife is scheduled for a March 5th release on Sword of the Spirit Records LLC.

 

The EP’s debut single and title track is set to hit alternative and rock radio and digital outlets on Jan. 15, but you can hear it first today courtesy of Noisecreep. Head HERE to check out an exclusive stream of the title track “Afterlife”.

 

Rock and metal fans will recognize plenty of names on “Afterlife.” Kid Rock recording engineer and Grammy-nominated mixing engineer Glenn Brown mastered the single, while Brett Hestla (ex-Creed, Dark New Day) provided guest vocals and production talents. More metal assistance for the upcoming EP came from producer and guitarist Kevin Jardine, best known as the guitarist of Canadian nu metal giants Slaves on Dope, formerly on Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s Divine Recordings label. Drummer Peter Tzaferis also contributed to the EP.

 

Recording sessions for “Afterlife” took place at Johnny K’s legendary Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, where Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Staind and countless other heavy music-makers have laid down tracks.

 

UPON WINGS combines operatic, female-fronted goth-pop with rousing rock and metal in a unique, ethereal fashion. Frontwoman Anne Autumn Erickson is a classically-trained dramatic mezzo-soprano, and her lyrics take listeners down a path of heartfelt introspection, pain, joy and faith.

 

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KLAUS SCHULZE New Album Shadowlands

Delayed Until March 2013 in North America

    

Due to unforeseeable health issues and the resulting delays in production, we have to postpone the release of the upcoming album Shadowlands by KLAUS SCHULZE for one month.

 

The new release dates of Shadowlands are as follows:

 

Germany: Feb 22nd, 2013

Europe: Feb. 25th, 2013

USA: March 26th, 2013

 

“Keep driving down the forest track,” KLAUS SCHULZE directs me, “until you think you’ve come to the end. From there it’s another three kilometres.” In second gear there’s just enough time to listen to half a track from the new album by this seminal artist. Schulze is standing waving in front of his house somewhere in the heathland forests of Lower Saxony. So this is where it’s conceived, that electronic music that has made Berlin-born Schulze an iconic musician since he founded Ash Ra Tempel some 40 years ago, developing his own art form as a communicative hermit after his stint behind the drum kit of Tangerine Dream.

 

Not even Schulze himself knows the exact number of albums recorded and released by him, it must be somewhere between 200 and 500, some of them sounding almost like identical twins, others not even seeming to belong to the same family. Schulze is the only musician from the legendary Krautrock era to have preserved his absolute freedom in terms of formats. His new opus Shadowlands consists of three tracks with a total playing time of 75 minutes on the first CD. “And on the bonus CD,” says Schulze, “there are two tracks, one of them 55 minutes long and the other one 20 minutes or so.” He simply doesn’t know how to keep it short, the 65-year-old laughs. And he doesn’t want to, either. Because he simply can’t think of a good reason for doing so. And that’s all there is to it.

 

Perhaps this is why his sonic sculptures, which are usually created by Schulze alone and only very rarely with the support of a few select co-musicians, hold so much fascination for their listeners. Schulze was a pioneer on the Moog, and when he looked at the millions of revellers at the Berlin Love Parade some 15 years ago, one of the organisers told him: “All of this is your fault!” He refused to be monopolised, preferring to settle down behind his custom-made electronica in his crimson-carpeted studio, developing new sounds which seemed like the first contact between Planet Earth and outer space.

 

“Sure, there are sonic aesthetics which have developed over years,” agrees Schulze. “In the beginning, I twiddled the knobs and didn’t really know what was about to happen, but after a while everything fell into place.” He points out that there are few musicians to have recorded whole albums using a Moog. “Usually there’s also an organ or a guitar or something else, but not on my albums. Those sequencer things with filter modulation are pretty typical for me. Sometimes I wonder why others don’t do this kind of thing, but I enjoy doing it to this day. It’s become a stylistic device for me.”

 

And he has a few of those up his sleeve: your average Massive Attack fan would be more than happy to move on the dancefloor to the sound of “Weird Caravan” from Schulze’s 1980 album “Dig It”. 1996 saw the arrival of “Are You Sequenced?”, a Schulze album which would go down well at a techno club at five in the morning. And Shadowlands fits in everywhere. KLAUS SCHULZE is pretty relaxed when it comes to his own status or that of his music: “Trends and fashions come and go,” he comments, smiling. “Disco was one of them; techno was another, slightly more significant one. It enhanced the status of electronic music, which used to be considered a musical direction for highly specialised music fans.” However, he does consider techno to be more superficial than “what we did years ago, but that’s normal: if you make music for the masses, you’re bound to become superficial. The more specific you are, away from the common denominator, the more you remain an outsider.” In his case, the playing time of his songs is enough to set him apart. “Who would air 45-minute tracks on the radio? There are only a few aficionados left for whom the origins of electronic music date back to me, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk, in other words to the Seventies,” but the majority of young music fans don’t realise this. “They simply don’t know – and they don’t have to know. If they happen to hear it, they’re meant to enjoy it and not start researching.”

 

Shadowlands features, probably for the umpteenth time, a slightly different Klaus Schulze. One of the reasons for this is the fact that violinist Thomas Kagermann accompanied him for the second time since “Contemporary Works” (2000). Is he aware of the image which surrounds him and his music? “No, I really have no idea, I steer clear of such considerations,” Schulze parries. “Martin Gore of Depeche Mode told me not so long ago that I am a hero for him; with me, that kind of thing goes in one ear and out the other.” He doesn’t like to be referred to as a pioneer of electronic music “because that always brings to mind some kind of Boy Scout camp. I made my music back then because I enjoyed it, not because I wanted to do something that nobody had done before. I simply embarked on a search, the outcome of which has never been clear to me and hasn’t become any clearer to this day.” That sounds like there could be a whole lot more albums by KLAUS SCHULZE in the pipeline. In other words – it sounds good.

 

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INTRONAUT Reveals Artwork for Upcoming Single, “Milk Leg”;

Band to Embark on North American tour with MESHUGGAH

 

January 9, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) – Post-metal prog group INTRONAUT has revealed the artwork for “Milk Leg,” the first single off their highly anticipated new album, HABITUAL LEVITATIONS.  The “Milk Leg” cover was designed by Randy Ortiz of Damn the Design, and the single will be available on all digital platforms on February 5, 2013.  A single sided, etched 7″ vinyl of the single will follow, release date TBA.

 

Leading up to the release of HABITUAL LEVITATIONS on March 19, 2013, INTRONAUT will be on the road with MESHUGGAH and ANIMALS AS LEADERS, following a small run of headlining dates.  A full list of tour dates can be seen below.

 

While fans eagerly await the first single and tour kick off, a taste of what’s to come can be heard on the following rehearsal video, where the band is practicing a new song that will appear on HABITUAL LEVITATIONShttp://youtu.be/WJwKs3EBeAY

 

Headlining Dates:

02/03/13 – Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point

02/04/13 – Santa Fe, NM @ Sol

02/06/13 – Austin, TX @ Red 7

02/07/13 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

02/09/13 – Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar

02/10/13 – Tallahassee, FL @ Rehab

 

Dates with Meshuggah, Animals As Leaders:

02/11/13 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre

02/12/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage / Earthlink Live

02/13/13 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte

02/14/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts

02/15/13 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom

02/16/13 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

02/17/13 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

02/19/13 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Sound Academy

02/20/13 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

02/21/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

02/22/13 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues

02/23/13 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

02/24/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

02/26/13 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada @ Union Hall

02/27/13 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

03/01/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

03/02/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theater

03/03/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

 

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KATATONIA TO SUPPORT OPETH ON “NORTH AMERICAN HERITAGE TOUR 2013”

Sweden’s elite team up for 30+ city tour beginning in April

 

 

SWEDEN – Sweden’s ultimate dark rock/metal band, Katatonia, has announced an extensive North American tour with headliner and fellow Swedish elite, Opeth. The upcoming run, “North American Heritage Tour 2013,” will conquer over 30 cities this spring beginning April 18 in Buffalo, N.Y.

 

Commented guitarist, Anders Nyström, “Back in the U.S.A…That’s right Springsteen! We’re looking at round #2 as special guests to our brothers in Opeth on their last North American leg of the Heritage World Tour. This time we’ll mainly cover off-territories, so regardless if you caught or missed us last time, consider this a second chance to attend the dead ends of North America with one of the best bills there’ll ever be!”

 

The tour will make two special stops, the first in Worcester, Mass. on April 20 where the band returns to play the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, then in Clifton Park, N.Y. on April 28 where acclaimed Porcupine Tree front-man Steven Wilson will join for the night. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below.

 

Katatonia last toured North America in September 2012 as part of the co-headlining “Epic Kings & Idols Tour” with The Devin Townsend Project.

 

 

 

Dead End Kings, Katatonia’s ninth studio album and the follow-up to 2009’s critically acclaimed, Night is the New Day, hit stores on August 28, 2012 via Peaceville Records.

 

The record debuted at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, #138 on the Billboard Top 200 and #10 on Hard Rock, topping Night is the New Day first week sales in the U.S. and making it Katatonia’s most successful U.S. debut in its 20-year career.

 

Dead End Kings can be purchased online in a multitude of formats and bundle packages via Omerch at: http://omerch.theomegaorder.com/Artists_Omerch/Katatonia or on iTunes at:http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dead-end-kings/id552372052 (Standard Edition) andhttp://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dead-end-kings-deluxe-edition/id552508307 (Deluxe Edition).

 

Stay tuned to the Dead End Kings mini-site: http://www.deadendkings.com for more information on Katatonia, Dead End Kings and “North American Heritage Tour 2013.”

 

Katatonia on tour w/ Opeth…

4/18 – Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

4/20 – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
4/21 – Quebec City, QC @ Capitole
4/23 – Halifax, NS @ Halifax Forum
4/24 – Moncton, NB @ Casino New Brunswick
4/26 – Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre
4/27 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
4/28 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall *w/ Steven Wilson
4/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/30 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa Theatre
5/02 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
5/03 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
5/04 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
5/05 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
5/06 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/08 – Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
5/09 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
5/10 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/11 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
5/12 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
5/14 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue
5/15 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
5/16 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
5/17 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
5/18 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
5/20 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
5/21 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
5/23 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

5/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
5/25 – Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon Club
5/26 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

 

Katatonia is…

 

Jonas Renske – vocals

Anders Nyström – guitar, backing vocals

Daniel Liljekvist – drums

Per Eriksson – guitar

Niklas Sandin – bass

Katatonia online…

 

www.katatonia.com

www.deadendkings.com

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www.myspace.com/katatonia

www.peaceville.com

www.omerch.com

NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL To Celebrate 15th Anniversary

2013 Installment Of Iconic Fest Confirmed

 

MassConcerts proudly presents the first details for NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL 2013, today confirming the dates and preliminary list of bands for this year’s occurrence of the long-running annual event.

 

For the 2013 installment, the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL will once again overthrow the historic venue, The Palladium, in Worcester, Massachusetts, this year marking the 15th anniversary of the iconic weekend-long gathering! The festivities will commence with a pre-party on April 18th, 2013 and the three official days of the fest following on the 19th, 20th, and 21st.

 

Commented the festival’s founder Scott Lee of MassConcerts: “I am excited with how far we have come and am ecstatic for this to be on our 15th year! It has been a long, interesting journey. We always try to make it a memorable event and we really hope you all enjoy the festival this year.”

 

With more than forty acts from all realms of the extreme music world already set to storm the two stages of NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV — and with many more to be announced in the coming weeks — the confirmed headliners for the event will include Hatebreed, Opeth andSuicidal Tendencies, as well as legendary thrash titans Anthrax performing their Among The Living album in its entirety, as part of their headlining spot on the Metal Alliance Tour.

 

View the full list of bands set to confirm this year below. Tickets for the event will go on sale next Wednesday, January 16th.

 

NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV:

Anthrax

Hatebreed

Opeth

Suicidal Tendencies

After The Burial

Alpha & Omega

Antagonist AD

Ark Of The Covenant

Black Breath

Born Of Osiris

The Contortionist

Dead By Wednesday

Death Before Dishonor

Ensiferum

Erra

Exodus

Expire

Fit For An Autopsy

Heidevolk

Hellsot

Holy Grail

I Declare War

Incendiary

Katatonia

Legion

The Mongoloids

Mother Of Mercy

Municipal Waste

No Mercy

Power Trip

Rude Awakening

Saving Grace

Shadows Fall

Suburban Scum

Those Who Fear

Trap Them

Trollfest

Twitching Tongues

Tyr

Within The Ruins

Xibalba

 

Since 1999, the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL has showcased a vast array of metal and hardcore acts across two stages, while also providing merchandising and promotional areas for record labels and other vendors, at Worcester, Massachusetts’ massive venue The Palladium.

 

Stay tuned for a torrent of continuous updates and coverage opportunities for the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL are made available via Earsplit PR, an official sponsor of this year’s event.

 

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http://www.massconcerts.com

Swedish Rockers MUSTACH to Release Sounds Like Hell, Looks Like Heaven

February 26th on Metalville Records

  

It’s quite impressive what MUSTACH has achieved: seven albums, a huge hit with “Double Nature”, sold-out tours of Scandinavia, opening- and headline tours with Motörhead, Gluecifer and cult-band Rose Tattoo in Europe as well as three Swedish Grammy Nominations and a Grammy Award for “Metal Album of the Year” in 2008.

 

After all this, the band reached a turning point. It would be full speed ahead focusing on the band or nothing at all. No half-hearted solutions, no compromises. All or nothing!

 

“That’s the way I work as a person, Ralf Gyllenhammar (guitarist/vocalist) explains over a cup of coffee a Tuesday morning in Stockholm. Drunk or sober, angry or happy, all or nothing, there are no in-betweens in my world.”

 

This time Ralf Gyllenhammar sat firmly in the producer´s chair, Martin Westerstrand did the artwork and Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Paradise Lost, Within Temptation) mixed the tracks.

 

Sounds Like Hell, Looks Like Heaven already has gold achieved gold status in Sweden. With the new drummer, Jejo Perkovid, MUSTACH bring their straight forward Heavy Rock to the rest of the world! In addition the 2011 10th anniversary album The New Sound of the True Best is released by Metalville Records at the same time

 

MUSTACH Lineup:

Ralf Gyllenhammar – Vocals and Rhythm Guitar

David Johannesson – Lead Guitar

Stam Johansson – Bass Guitar

Jejo Perkovid – Drums

 

Sounds Like Hell, Looks Like Heaven Tracklisting:

1. Speed Metal

2. The Challenger

3. It’s Never Too Late

4. Cold Heart Mother Son

5. Morning Star

6. Dead Again

7. Your Father Must be Proud of You

8. Destroyed by Destruction

9. I Don’t Hate You

10. Northern Link

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.mustasch.net/

http://www.metalville.de/

01/08/13

RECOVERY COUNCIL Launches CD “Into Space” With Release Show


New Album Plan-Do-Check-Act Due Out January 15th on Dot Ultra Records

 

“…Thought-provoking yet raucous”

-Sea of Tranquility

All systems go for New Jersey-based heavy rock trio RECOVERY COUNCIL as they prepare for the release of their third studio album, Plan-Do-Check-Act, January 15th on Dot Ultra Records. The band has confirmed a special CD Release Show on January 25th at the RVCC Planetarium in Branchburg, NJ, where they will play the album in its entirety to a laser show under a dome of night sky.

Their mission was to find a venue that would support the geek caché befitting of an album entitled Plan-Do-Check-Act. Frontwoman Rebeca Qualls explains: “We wanted to celebrate the release with a bit of sparkle, but in a way that also reflected on our nature as a band. I thought the planetarium would be perfect because it exhibits a type of scientific creativity that everyone can appreciate. Putting on a laser light show along with live music makes for an audiovisual experience like no other, and it quite possibly may be as close as we’ll get to a concert in space!”

 

The first single from Plan-Do-Check-Act entitled “Recourse” is available for streaming HERE, courtesy of Noisecreep.

 

RECOVERY COUNCIL is Qualls on guitar and vocals, along with New Jersey native Jeff Trenholm on drums and Dominican Republic-born Isidro Santos on bass. Since becoming a band in 2011, their collective influences across the spectrum of post-punk, metal, progressive, and grunge genres have lent themselves to their rhythm-driven, melodic style.Plan-Do-Check-Act captures a moment in time where the three musicians’ unique styles and backgrounds perfectly intersect as a cohesive whole.

 

RECOVERY COUNCIL will be hitting the road throughout the winter showcasing music from Plan-Do-Check-Act. A current listing of shows can be found below.

 

RECOVERY COUNCIL Live:

1/17: Levittown, PA @ Roadhouse Inn

1/25: Branchburg, NJ CD Release Show @ RVCC Planetarium

2/2: Allentown, PA @ Jimmy’s Place

2/7: Philadelphia, PA @ JR’s Bar

2/16: New York, NY @ Desmond’s Tavern

3/1: New London, CT @ El N Gee

3/2: Haverhill, MA @ RG’s Pub

3/24: Gloucester City, NJ @ ICAC Club

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.recoverycouncilmusic.com/

http://www.facebook.com/recoverycouncil

MY SOLILOQUY: UK Prog Band Streams Track From New Opus Via MetalInsider

 

As The Interpreter, the debut studio full-length from UK progressive metal sensation MY SOLILOQUY nears North American release on January 29th via Sensory Records, today fans can hear the first single to be released from the dazzling opus. The fifth track from The Interpreter, “Fractured,” is a more than five minute anthem showcasing the extravagant and commanding style of symphonic metal this act delivers.

 

Stream “Fractured” and check out more on MY SOLILOQUY via metal industry and news portal Metal Insider, RIGHT HERE.

 

Formed by multi-instrumentalist Pete Morten, of British prog metal legends Threshold, the essence of MY SOLILOQUY is pure forward thinking metal – symphonic keyboards, shredding guitar leads, soaring vocals – all finely woven together through a blend of intricacy and melody into a powerful force. Following a pair of demos and an EP release, Sensory is proud to finally unleash the newly-completed first full-length from this act. With nearly all instrumentation on the recording executed solely by Pete Morten, minus the drumming, The Interpreter flows with over fifty minutes of grand musicianship, expertly mixed and mastered by Rob Aubrey, a mainstay of Marillion’s camp for many years.

 

Interviews with Pete Morten and review copies of The Interpreter are available now upon request.

 

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https://www.facebook.com/mysoliloquy

https://twitter.com/MySoliloquyUK

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Los Angeles Folk Rockers YARD OF BLONDES to Release New EP ‘Murderology’ on March 26, 2013 via High Desert Lo-Fi Records / HK CorpNew Los Angeles and Hollywood Area Tour Dates Announced

 

Voted “BAND OF THE MONTH” in Deli Magazine’s August 2012 Issue

 

 

Los Angeles, CA-based folk rock group YARD OF BLONDES is pleased to announce the upcoming release of their new EP,Murderology, via High Desert Lo-Fi Records and MTV award-winning and Grammy-nominated art agency HK Corp. The theme ofMurderology is love and death; the EP is essentially a collection of meticulously crafted songs inspired by “murder ballads” of the 19thcentury. YARD OF BLONDES recorded the EP with Julian at Firewater Studios (KornSpliknotUnkle) with the full support of its owner, Billy Graziadei of Biohazard.

 

YARD OF BLONDES boasts influences beyond folk music by incorporating stoner rock, pop-rock and indie bits in their music, as well. The band is already well known on the west coast, having performed at more than 100 shows with other great bands such as Hermane Düneor Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age), and they have been growing as a full live band on the stages of L.A. clubs such as The Bootleg Theater, El Cid, The Viper Room, TAIX, Skinny’s Lounge, Hemingway, the Whisky A Go-Go and more.

 

YARD OF BLONDES will add to their touring resume this winter with several California tour dates in January and February, kicking off on January 14th at the Viper Room. See below for a full listing:

 

Murderology pre tour:

1/14 – Hollywood, CA @ Viper Room

1/18 – Hollywood, CA @ Taix (Acoustic Show w/ Craig Elkins)

1/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Down & Out (w/ Saints and Sinners)

2/15 – North Hollywood, CA @ Skinny’s Lounge

2/19 – Hollywood, CA @ Hemmingway

 

In 2010, Vincent W. Jacob, a French songwriter and author met Fanny Hill, another French musician in Los Angeles. They were both looking for something new on the other side of the world. They started YARD OF BLONDES together and soon took the desert roads to confront themselves to their rock, folk and stoner influences. In addition to Vincent on vocals / guitars and Fanny on vocals / piano / organ, the two are joined by Dean Chamberlain on bass guitar, Will Schlich on guitars, and Ben Lecourt on drums.

 

 

For more information on YARD OF BLONDES, please visit these websites:

 

www.facebook.com/YOBmusic

www.yardofblondes.com

www.twitter.com/yardofblondes

CLUTCH Unleash Title Track From Earth Rocker on Brooklyn Vegan


European Tour Starts January 22nd

Before heading to Europe to kick of the first leg of the Earth Rocker world tour, CLUTCHis giving fans a chance to hear the title track and first single from their new album. The band has teamed up with Brooklyn Vegan for an exclusive world premiere of “Earth Rocker”. Brooklyn Vegan is a tastemaker blog highlighting indie rock and metal that’s expanded far outside of its NYC beginnings. Get a first listen of the track and check out an interview with guitarist Tim Sult HERE.

 

With a little bit more than three months left before the release of CLUTCH‘s highly anticipated new studio effort Earth Rocker, the band has announced the initial dates for the first leg of the North American Earth Rocker world tour. The dates kick off March 8th in Cincinnati, OH and are currently slated to run through March 24th in Anaheim, CA.   Support on these dates will be provided by Orange Goblin, Lionize and Kyng. Tickets are on sale now! Look for more dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

 

CLUTCH recently unveiled the artwork for Earth Rocker. The artwas created by Nick Lakiotes, long time CLUTCHart director, who has worked on previous efforts including: Robot Hive/Exodus and Strange Cousins From the West. Fans can keep up on the progress of Earth Rocker by visiting the new website www.earthrocker.com. The website is a hub dedicated to all things Earth Rocker. Fans can expect to see frequent updates including photos, videos from the studio, song title announcements and samples of new songs.

 

In addition to the new website CLUTCH has joined the world of twitter. Follow CLUTCHon Twitter @ClutchOfficial.

 

Earth Rocker European Tour

1/21: Press Day in London, UK

1/22: London, UK @ Koko – SOLD OUT!

1/23: Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg – Tickets

1/24: Press Day in Paris, FR

1/25: Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie – SOLD OUT!

1/26: Stuttgart, GER @ Universum – SOLD OUT! 

1/27: Munchen, GER @ Backstage Club – SOLD OUT!

1/28: Press Day in Berlin, GER

1/29: Berlin, GER @ Lido – SOLD OUT! 

1/30: Press Day in Cologne, GER

1/31: Cologne, GER @ Luxor – Tickets

2/1: Brussels, BE @ VK – Tickets

2/2: Hamburg, GER @ Logo – SOLD OUT!

2/3: Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio – Tickets

2/4: Press Day in Oslo, NO

2/5: Oslo, NO @ Parkteateret –  SOLD OUT!

2/6: Press Day in Stockholm, SWE

2/7: Stockholm, SWE @ Tyrol – Tickets

 

Earth Rocker North American Tour

3/8: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s – Tickets

3/9: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works – Tickets

3/10: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s – Tickets

3/11: Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom – Tickets

3/12: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom – Tickets

3/14: Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom – Tickets

3/18: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep – Tickets

3/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot – Tickets

3/21: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues – Tickets

3/22: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee – Tickets

3/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café Las Vegas Strip – Tickets

3/24: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues – Tickets

 

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Like CLUTCH on Facebook

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.earthrocker.com

http://www.pro-rock.com

http://weathermakermusic.com/

http://www.clutchmerch.com

TERMINATE: Illinois Death Outfit Drops Track From Selfmadegod-Bound Debut

 

Having recently signed with Poland’s grind/metal purveyors Selfmadegod Records, Illinois-based death metal horde TERMINATE has completed the recording of its debut album and today lash out at the public with the first dose of brutality harnessed in the studio.

 

Now locked down for release on February 18th, Ascending To Red Heavens was recorded in September at The Basement by Tim Pearson, and mixed/mastered Tim Pearson at Do or Die Studio, viciously capturing nine tracks of TERMINATE’s fatal death metal attack. The cover illustration was completed by Raul Gonzalez (Master, Morbus Chron, etc.) and is viewable along with a stream of the album’s fourth song, “Rotten Dead Mass,” via theSelfmadegod Bandcamp page.

 

Consisting of veterans of the Chicago metal scene as well as the New York metal scene, the band has quickly made a name for itself, catching the attention of not only within their home city of Chicago, but also a core of underground fans across the world. Taking influences from death metal stalwarts Bolt Thrower and Autopsy, while maintaining a melodic sensibility akin to Swedish greats Dismember and Entombed is what defines the TERMINATEsound.

 

Stay tuned for live updates and more TERMINATE announcements over the coming months.

 

Ascending To Red Heavens Track Listing:

1. Answered in Lead

2. Demonic Instinct

3. Numb

4. Rotten Dead Mass

5. The Savage Silence

6. Chainsaw Omega

7. Ascending to Red Heavens

8. Blind Leading the Blind

9. Iron Supremacy

 

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http://www.selfmadegod.com

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New PHILIP ANSELMO / WARBEAST Split EP, ‘War of the Gargantuas’, Hits Stores Today!

 

DOWN and WARBEAST Kick Off “The Weed & Speed Tour: West Coast Throwdown in the Year of XIII” this Friday, January 11th!

WARBEAST Set to Release New Full Length Album ‘Destroy’ in Early 2013

 

Heavy metal legend PHILIP ANSELMO and Texas thrashers WARBEAST are pleased to announce today’s release of their new split album, entitled War of the Gargantuas. The split, released via Housecore Records, includes two songs from each artist. This album serves as the first release of any solo work by PHILIP ANSELMO during the span of his nearly 30-year legacy. Also, the two WARBEAST tracks on the split feature former bassist Alan Bovee before his amicable departure from the band. Since then, Dre Karst has joined on bass.

 

See what the press is saying about War of the Gargantuas:

 

“Veterans of the scene, WARBEAST don’t simply rely on the ’80s template. Rather, they blow it up and rebuild it into an even more vicious and vital monster… This is everything ANSELMO fans and metal fans have been hoping for and so much more. As with all of his projects, you’ve got to hear it to believe it.” – ArtistDirect.com, 5/5 Stars

 

“The combination of PHILIP ANSELMO and WARBEAST make War Of The Gargantuas a vicious, brutal onslaught of metal that creates the ultimate teaser for both bands.”- Bloody-Disgusting.com

 

“…ANSELMO’s solo contributions to an upcoming split with WARBEASTWar of the Gargantuas, so delight me: they sound just, like, completely fucking fucknuts… It sounds as though ANSELMO is about to release the aural equivalent of a broken glass bath.” MetalSucks.net

 

“…absolutely killer.” – MetalInjection.net

 

 

In addition to this week’s release of War of the GargantuasDOWN and WARBEAST will head out on “The Weed & Speed Tour: West Coast Throwdown in the Year of XIII” this Friday, January 11th, starting in Houston, TX at Warehouse Live. The tour will make its way through several states, coming to a close on February 1st in Chattanooga, TN at Track 29.

 

The entire upcoming tour is dedicated to the memory of the late Mike Scaccia. To donate to the Mike Scaccia Family Fundraiser, head here and follow the link: http://www.warbeast.org/?p=156

 

DOWN and WARBEAST 2013 U.S. Tour Dates:

1/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom

1/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

1/14 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

1/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club

1/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

1/18 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim

1/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

1/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

1/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market

1/23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

1/24 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

1/26 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

1/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

1/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

1/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

2/1 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29

 

WARBEAST also recently announced the upcoming release of their second full-length album, Destroy. The album is scheduled to be released early this year via Housecore Records and is currently in the mastering stages. Stay tuned for more information on Destroy coming very soon.

STARKILL to release new album, ‘Fires of Life,’ on March 5th; artwork and track-listing posted online

        

Century Media’s latest signing, Chicagoland-based, melodic death metal band STARKILL, will release their debut album, Fires of Life, on March 4th in Europe and March 5th in North America. The album will feature the 10 tracks listed below. The album artwork was done by renowned metal artist, Joshua Belanger, in which he properly portrayed the epic musical styling of the band. You can check out the track “Sword, Spear, Blood, Fire” here.

STARKILL Fires of Life official track-listing

1.      Whispers of Heresy

2.       Fires of Life

3.       Sword, Spear, Blood, Fire

4.       Below the Darkest Depths

5.       Immortal Hunt

6.       New Infernal Rebirth

7.       Strength in the Shadow

8.       This is Battle; This is Our Day

9.       Withdrawn From All Humanity

10.    Wash Away the Blood With Rain

STARKILL was formed at the tail end of 2008 by Parker Jameson, Spencer Weidner and Charlie Federici. The band makes no qualms about wearing their influences on their sleeves. They combine what they love–melodic death metal, shredding guitars, blasting drum beats and the epic sounds of modern film scores–and make some of the most promising metal music heard this side of the Atlantic in years.

STARKILL line-up

Parker Jameson: Lead guitar, vocals, keyboards and orchestral programming

Spencer Weidner: Drums

Charlie Federici: Guitar

Mike Buetsch: Bass

 

STARKILL online:

www.facebook.com/StarkillOfficial

GOLD: Dutch Contemporary Rock Revelation Deliver Video For Debut LP’s Key Track

 

Following a triumphant unfurling via German cult label Ván Records in December, The Netherlands’ heavy rock act GOLD today proudly unveils the official video for “Antebellum”, the key track for their debut album, Interbellum. Written and directed by Bastiaan Bosma with producer Natasa Heydra, “Antebellum” is an incredibly vibrant track that perfectly lays the groundwork for the rest of GOLD’s radiant album through a very unique and colorful artistic video interpretation.

 

Stated GOLD in a collective statement on the creation and inception of the video: “To us, ‘Antebellum’ is the key song of our debut album. Musically it serves as the blue print of our sound, combining a variety of influences into a fresh and contemporary new entity. Lyrically it takes the metaphor of the calm before the storm to describe a feeling of being out of place in a world that is on the verge of collapsing. Therefore it was a must for us that this would be the first official video of the album. Writer and director Bastiaan Bosma created a video that fits the song perfectly. He approached the theme from his own twisted point of view and created a story about lust and control larded with a tad of sex and a shade of horror.”

 

View the spectacle that is “Antebellum” with the new video RIGHT HERE.

 

The entire Interbellum album is also still streaming at rock/metal portal PureGrainAudio.

 

Interviews with GOLD’s chief songwriters — ex-The Devil’s Blood guitarist Thomas Sciarone and vocalist Milena Eva — are available to journalists in a variety of formats/media; worldwide please contact Earsplit PR to request an interrogation with the duo.

 

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http://www.van-records.de

AEON ZEN New Song Available for Streaming

    

New Album Enigma Slated For Release January 22, 2013

English progressive-metallers AEON ZEN are back with their latest opus entitled Enigma,which is an ambitiously creative and powerful concept album featuring nine continuous tracks showing the strengths of the band, as well as two bonus tracks. Enigma will be released January 22, 2013 on Nightmare Records. The album is available for pre-order onAmazon and the Nightmare Records Website.

 

Today the band has unveiled another track from Enigma. Noisecreep is hosting an exclusive premiere of the song “Downfall”. Get a first listen to the song HERE.

 

AEON ZEN‘s video for the song “Divinity” can be seen HERE.

 

Four years after their formation and having released two albums AEON ZEN are continuing from strength to strength, bringing their own brand of creative, complex, melodic progressive metal to fans all over the world, along with their highly energised live shows.

 

Enigma was produced by founding member Rich Hinks, and is set to push AEON ZEN‘ssound to new limits, from early influences of the likes of Dream Theater, Metallica and Opeth, to creating their own unique sound and identity.

 

AEON ZEN are:

Rich Hinks – Guitar, Bass, Vocals

Andi Kravljaca – Vocals

Matt Shepherd – Guitar

Shaz – Keyboards

Steve Burton – Drums

 

Enigma Tracklisting:

1. Enter the Enigma

2. Artificial Soul

3. Divinity

4. Seven Hills

5. Warning

6. Turned to Ash

7. Still Human

8. Eternal Snow

9. Downfall

10. Survival (Bonus Track)

11. Time Divine 2.0 (Bonus Track)

 

Enigma features guest vocals by:

Nate Loosemore (Lost In Thought)

Atle Pettersen (Above Symmetry)

Jonny Tatum (Eumeria)

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.aeonzen.com/

http://www.facebook.com/aeonzen

http://www.nightmarerecords.com

http://www.facebook.com/NightmareRecords?fref=ts

INTRACTABLE stands for a diverse & massive detonating mixture of modern Death- and Thrash Metal !!
The pounding debut album “Inner Decay“ was finished in fall 2012 and will be released at Dec. 22, 2012.
Tremendous riffs, compelling melodies and creative drumming are combined into unrivaled songs!!!
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Band: INTRACTABLE (Switzerland)
Release: “Inner Decay”  (Debut full-length, Dec. 22, 2012)
Genre: Death Thrash Metal
Label: Self-financed
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INTRACTABLE – ONLINE:
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INTRACTABLE – LINE-UP:
Benjamin Kottmann – drums, vocals
Markus Hospenthal – guitars
Dominik Meier  – guitars
Michael Schuler – bass
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INTRACTABLE – BOOKING:
Benjamin Kottmann
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INTRACTABLE – Short-Overview:
INTRACTABLE stands for a diverse & massive detonating mixture of modern Death- and Thrash Metal !!
Tremendous riffs, compelling melodies and creative drumming are combined into unrivaled songs.
Drummer and lead singer Beni contributes with his particular voice to the characteristically sound of INTRACTABLE.
At their live shows the band succeeds to persuade the audience with a powerful and authentic show, which blows the entire crowd away.
The debut album “Inner Decay“ was finished in fall 2012 and release on 22.12.2012.
The album title and the cover artwork reflect the issues addressed in the band’s lyrics.

01/07/13

ULI JON ROTH Issues 2013 Update – North American Tour Kicks off This Month!

      
Greetings to all of you! I hope you had a great New Year. Here is a condensed list of some of the events that are planned for the first half of this year.

2013 is going to be a very busy and intensely productive year ahead, it seems.

 

We will start off with a two-day Sky Academy in Los Angeles, at the Santa Monica Playhouse on January 21st and 22nd. This is a beautiful, intimate theatre, where we held one of the previous Sky Academies which we all have fond memories of. I’m looking forward to being there again!

 

The next day I will take part in Jason Becker’s “Not Dead Yet” concert in San Francisco, together with my friends Steve Morse, Richie Kotzen, Gus G, and several other great players. Jason is an inspiration to all of us and I feel honored to be part of this worth-while cause.

 

Following that, I shall be attending the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California and will do a signing event for the Sky Guitar Limited Edition at the DEAN booth.

 

At the end of January we are embarking on my extensive 40th Anniversary Tour of the US, which will take us all the way through February until the beginning of March. 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of my involvement with the SCORPIONS. The main theme of this tour will therefore be dedicated to performing my personal favorites from the five albums which I recorded with that great band.

 

I have chosen about 30 songs in all from that era as the basis of our repertoire, several of which have never even been performed live by either the Scorpions or myself. We will be rotating a selection of these songs on the tour, varying our sets on a nightly basis, because we cannot possibly play all of them in one go.

 

We will, of course, also play some ELECTRIC SUN and SKY OF AVALON music, but the main theme of the performance will be dedicated to the early SCORPIONS era.

 

Every show will be recorded for a live album, which will feature only songs from my time with the SCORPIONS. This will result in a double CD, which will be mixed in 5.1 surround. The release will also contain a DVD and a documentary, including personal behind-the-scenes Super-8 footage, which I shot to document our tours from 1973-1978.

 

As far as live albums go, I am intending to record 2 further ones in the following years:

One will be featuring my favorite ELECTRIC SUN material -and the next one will consist of SKY OF AVALON/ TRANSCENDENTAL SKY GUITAR music.

 

In order to do full justice to my selection of SCORPIONS songs we are bringing a large band with an exciting line-up. Due to the length of the tour, not all members were free to do the whole tour.

Therefore some of the positions will be filled by two musicians – each of them playing part of the tour.

 

The 40th Anniversary US-Tour line-up will be:

Uli Jon Roth, guitars, vocals

Henning Basse – lead vocals

Ali Clinton – guitars, vocals

Niklas Turmann – guitars, lead vocals

Ule W. Ritgen, Elliott Rubinson – bass

Jamie Little, Peter Holmes – drums

Paul Rahme, Corvin Bahn – keyboards, vocals

 

In addition to the concerts there are 14 introductory SKY ACADEMY SEMINARS to be held during the course of the tour! These are usually taking place at the venues of the shows, on the same days and prior to the concerts. Pre-booking is essential, though. The seminars are not only geared for musicians. Anyone who loves music can attend. Sky Academy is about much more than just guitar playing, but players are also very welcome to bring their guitars and practice amps. The teaching should be useful to players of all levels.

 

March, April and May will be dedicated to studio work and some shows in England.

 

I also have been invited to play at the Royal Albert Hall in London by Alfie Boe as a guest for his concerts in April. Aside from this, we are going to collaborate on a new release of “Bridge to Heaven” intended for the Sunflower Jam Cancer Charity.

 

In June we will play six concerts in South America, co-headlining with Michael Schenker. The dates will be posted very soon.

 

We are planning further European and UK dates for the second half of 2013 and a tour of Japan

 

I am also looking forward to my continued involvement in the Robert Johnson Award in Hamburg, Germany, which is a great platform for genuine young guitar talents. As a special appreciation of his talent, I have chosen one of last years’ participants, the 14-year old Merlin Lauert, to share the stage with us at our Wacken 2013 show.

 

And last, but not least: I have written an entire album’s worth of new material, which I am very excited about. As soon as time permits we will begin to record it.

 

Once again, many thanks to all of you and God bless!

Have a great 2013!

 

Uli Jon Roth

 

Live and Sky Academy Seminars

1/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Santa Monica Playhouse *Sky Academy Only*

1/22: Los Angeles, CA @ Santa Monica Playhouse *Sky Academy Only*

1/23: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *Jason Becker Event

1/25: Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey A Go-Go

1/26: Santa Ana, CA @ Malone’s

1/27: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick *SA

1/29: Denver, CO @ Jammin’ Joe’s

1/31: Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall * SA

2/1: Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge *SA

2/2: Cleveland, OH @ Pirate’s Cove at Peabody’s

2/3: Old Bridge, NJ @ Old Bridge Music Center *Sky Academy Only*

2/5: Chantilly, VA @ Sully’s

2/6: New York, NY @ Stage 48 *SA

2/7: White Marsh, MD @ House of Rock *SA

2/8: Montreal, QC @ Le National

2/9: Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile *SA

2/10: Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile

2/12: Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey *SA

2/13: Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater *SA

2/15: Kenosha, WI @ Hatrix

2/16: Savage, MN @ Neisen’s Sports Bar & Grill *SA

2/17: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club *SA

2/21: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red

2/22: Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp’d

2/23: Corona, CA @ Marquee 15

2/24: Santa Rosa, CA @ The Last Day Saloon

2/26: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon *SA

2/27: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater *SA

3/1: Concord, CA @ Vinnies

 

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KATAKLYSM to Work with ZEUSS On Upcoming Album!

KATAKLYSM 
has enlisted the help of world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREEDSUFFOCATIONCHIMAIRAALL THAT REMAINS), to mix and master the their forthcoming album due tentatively in the Fall of 2013.
Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: “It’s time for KATAKLYSM to make a change and challenge ourselves a bit more when it comes trying out new sounds. I think it’s healthy to explore other avenues at this stage in our career, and Zeuss has worked with some bands we really like such as HATEBREED and SUFFOCATION. When it comes to full blown power and making each instrument flow together in harmony, Zeuss is one of the top producers out there. We’re confident he can deliver what the band is seeking to accomplish and the sound we want on the next album.”
“I have been watching and listening to KATAKLYSM over the years and finally our paths will meet for their new record,” added Chris Harris aka. Zeuss. “I look forward to a new chapter in KATAKLYSM history.”
As previously stated KATAKLYSM guitarist and long time producer Jean- Francois Dagenais (MALEVOLENT CREATIONMISERY INDEX,DESPISED ICONEX DEO)  will remain at the production helm to engineer the next record. KATAKLYSM is scheduled to enter JFD studio in Montreal and Dallas in June/ July of this year.

KATAKLYSM recently released a multidisc DVD entitled The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined on July 3 2012. The DVDs features a documentary, live shows and bonus CD materials including a new track and “best of” compilation. The DVD set depicts the ups and downs of the band’s long, turbulent career, as well as footage of KATAKLYSM‘s performance at last year’s Summer Breeze festival, which took place August 18-20, 2011 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany.

KATAKLYSM’s latest album, Heaven’s Venom, was released on August 24th 2010 in North America and sold around 2,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 7 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart and #196 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart, making it the bands highest charting album and their biggest first week sales to date. Heatseekers lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

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ANUBIS GATE Issues Statement on New Drummer With Same Name

   

Pictured: New Drummer Morten Gade Sørensen

Morten Gade Sørensen (of Pyramaze and Wuthering Heights) has replaced Morten Sørensen in ANUBIS GATE. After careful consideration and 5 albums behind the drums, Morten Sørensen felt it was time to get off the bandwagon to pursue other musical interests. We would like to say that this is a peaceful parting of the ways and that we are still good friends. We are of course sad to see Morten Sørensen go but also excited to have another one of Denmark’s very finest drummers to join the band.

 

It is with great pleasure that we can announce his replacement Morten Gade Sørensen, known for his excellent drumming in bands such as Pyramaze, Wuthering Heights and Lance King. Morten Gade Sørensen comments on joining ANUBIS GATE: “I’ve been following ANUBIS GATE since they started and being a big fan of their universe it’s an honor for me to be asked to join. I’m looking forward to working on the bands new material”.

 

ANUBIS GATE is currently working on their sixth album, which will be out on Nightmare Records late 2013.

 

ANUBIS GATE is Henrik Fevre (vocals, bass), Michael Bodin (guitars), Kim Olesen (guitars, synths), Morten Gade Sørensen (Drums).

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.anubisgate.com

http://www.nightmarerecords.com

 

 

GODHUNTER: First Showing Of Inebriated Video Now Playing At Metal Injection

First Leg Of Winter 2013 Tour Nears

 

Is a post-weekend hangover dragging you down? Then let GODHUNTER show you how to get back on track with some liquid lunch action.

 

The Tucson sludge thugs display how they get down with their local legion in their intoxicatingly epic new video for “Wolves Of The North.” The self-funded video was directed by Thomas Grafius and GODHUNTER, and filmed by Grafius, Jay Pestilence, Nathan Shoemaker and Danny Wood — all close comrades of the band — who basically tried to show what an average day is like for their legion.

 

“Wolves Of The North” debuted today exclusively at Metal Injection.

 

The first leg of GODHUNTER’s upcoming Winter tour begins in less than two weeks. The tour, sponsored by Acid Reflux Records and Earsplit, kicks off with a trio of dates in California, followed by the second leg two weeks later which takes the bastards to four locations in their home state of Arizona. The third and most intense touring comes with the final segment, engulfing the first half of March as GODHUNTER forges through the Southwestern and Gulf Coast regions on their way to raid SXSW 2013. Further confirmations will be announced as the dates are finalized in the coming weeks.

 

GODHUNTER Winter Tour 2013:

1/17/2013 Billy O’s – Ventura, CA

1/18/2013 Max Steiner’s – Long Beach, CA

1/19/2013 The Palms – Twentynine Palms, CA

2/06/2013 The Rock – Tucson, AZ

2/08/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Phoenix, AZ

2/09/2013 The Kitty – Lake Havasu, AZ

2/23/2013 BleedBleed House – Prescott, AZ

3/01/2013 Yayo Tacos – Las Vegas, NV

3/02/2013 The Big House – Flagstaff, AZ

3/03/2013 Hooligan’s – Albuquerque, NM

3/04/2013 Seventh Circle – Denver, CO

3/05/2013 The Zodiac – Colorado Springs, CO

3/06/2013 Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX

3/07/2013 TBA – Dallas, TX

3/08/2013 Wild Salmon – Lafayette, LA

3/09/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA

3/10/2013 TBA – Houston, TX

3/11-13/2013 SXSW – Austin, TX

3/14/2013 Green Room – Las Cruces, NM

3/15/2013 House Of Rock – El Paso, TX

3/16/2013 The Rock – Tucson, AZ

 

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THE BRONX PREMIERE “YOUTH WASTED” FROM NEW ALBUM OUT FEBRUARY 5
The Bronx To Perform Record Release Shows in Los Angeles (February 2) and New York (February 5)
In Anticipation of The Bronx (IV)
January 7, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Esteemed Los Angeles punk rock band The Bronx has debuted their new single, “Youth Wasted,” from the band’s long awaited new album, The Bronx (IV), on MTV.com today.  Their first album in over five years, The Bronx (IV), is due out on February 5th and can be pre-ordered now athttp://thebronxxx.shop.musictoday.com/Default.aspx.
“With a full-frontal attack that lands between the Foo Fighters’ alternative assault and The Black Keys’ bluesy swagger, the electric “Youth Wasted” doesn’t miss a beat announcing The Bronx’s triumphant, highly evolved (and highly anticipated) return to rock.” – MTV.com
Produced by Beau Burchell, The Bronx (IV), finds the band roaring back with one of their most defiant and fierce albums to date.  Their first new album in over five years features twelve barn-burning tracks like “Youth Wasted” and the recently released track “Ribcage,” which is available for stream and purchase now.
The Bronx has also announced plans to perform 2 album release shows in the U.S., in their hometown of Los Angeles on February 2 and in New York on February 5.  Afterwards the band will head to Europe in February for a tour supporting The Bronx (IV) before returning for a tour with their beloved side project Mariachi El Bronx in March, followed by additional shows by The Bronx in the U.S. to be announced soon.
Follow the band at http://www.thebronxxx.com for additional information and upcoming announcements.
The Bronx – Tour Dates:
Feb 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos
Feb 5 – New York, NY – The Bowery Electric
Feb 8 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Feb 9 – Preston, UK – 53 Degrees
Feb 10 – Cardiff, UK – Solus at Cardiff University
Feb 12 – London, UK – The Underworld
Feb 14 – Norwich, UK – The Waterfront
Feb 15 – Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms
Feb 16 – Glasgow, UK – Garage
Feb 17 – Aberdeen, UK – The Garage
Feb 19 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Feb 20 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Feb 21 – Leeds, UK – The Cockpit
Feb 22 – Newcastle, UK – Newcastle O2 Academy 2
Feb 23 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece
Feb 24 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Feb 25 – Exeter, UK – Cavern
Feb 26 – Southend-On-Sea, UK – Chinnery’s
Feb 27 – York, UK – The Duchess
Mariachi El Bronx – Tour Dates:
Mar 9 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Mar 11 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Mar 12 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount
Mar 14 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House & Event Center
Mar 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Saltair
Mar 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan
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EXHUMED: California Gore Lords Announce February Invasion

With Phobia

California gore lords EXHUMED will return to the road this February alongside grind behemoths Phobia! The short West Coast beat down will commence February 15 in Lancaster, California and conclude February 23 in San Francisco. Souls will be severed; dreams will die.

The latest stretch of dates follows EXHUMED’s maniacal run with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste at the end of the year which was met with a host of hurdles including being denied entry into Canada and vehicular failure that left them temporarily stranded in Alabama. Comments vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey: “As happy as we were to get home for the holidays, we thought we should make time to hang out with our old friends in Phobia and grind through our home state of California. We had so much fun playing out-of-the-way places during the impromptu one-off dates we did during the Napalm Death/Municipal Waste tour, we thought we would hit some nooks and crannies back home that we haven’t played in years. Plus, we’ll get a chance to get a bunch of our buddies’ bands on the bill like POOR, Gravehill, DIS and Mortuous. We’ve been itching to play some stuff from the new album live and we’re working out a seriously revamped setlist for this one, so come on out California! Let’s have a few beers, let it loose, and get weird!

Additionally, you can catch up on the band’s last round of roadside debauchery in their latest diary entry — Winter 2012 Tour Diarrhea Part IV: The Long And Grinding Road —at THIS LOCATION.

EXHUMED Winter Tour 2013

w/ Phobia

2/15/2013 Industry Theater – Lancaster, CA

2/16/2013 The Yard – San Diego, CA

2/17/2013 TBA – San Luis Obispo, CA

2/18/2013 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA

2/19/2013 Billy O’s – Ventura, CA

2/20/2013 Blue Lagoon – Santa Cruz, CA

2/21/2013 Fat Cat – Modesto, CA

2/22/2013 Whiskey Dicks – Lake Tahoe, CA

2/23/2013 Rockit Room – San Francisco, CA

EXHUMED recently completed the follow-up to 2011’s All Guts, No Glory full-length set for release via Relapse Records sometime next Spring. The offeringwas recorded at Arcane Digital Recording in Chandler, Arizona with Ryan Butler (Misery Index, Landmine Marathon, Phobia). All drums were tracked at Trench Studios in Corona, California with John Haddad (Hirax, Abysmal Dawn, Intronaut).

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Common Dead Reveals New “Allegorize” Album With Showcase Video

 

Deathrash/groove metal outfit Common Dead recently finished principal recording on the next album, “Allegorize”. The 9-track effort is set for a spring 2013 release, although no exact release date has been announced yet.

 

The new album cover premieres alongside a lengthy “Album Showcase” video in which listeners can hear the songs and quickly skip around them in any order by using the YouTube Annotations feature. Check out the video below.

 

“Allegorize” follows last year’s rawly produced “Diatribe” and expands on the technical yet groove-based style which had been influenced by likeminded metal alum such as Gojira, Machine Head, Lamb of God, Fear Factory, and Pantera.

 

For more, visit www.commondead.com or ‘Like’ the Facebook for updates at www.facebook.com/commondead.

 

 

** DIRECT URL TO YOUTUBE VIDEO :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6x9IyKsYNI

 

** DIRECT URL TO ALBUM COVER (.JPG) :

http://bit.ly/VO5ucs

Band: EISENHERZ (Germany)
Release: “Fluch der Zeit”  (Album, Jan. 25th, 2013)
Style: Modern Gothic Metal
Label: D.O.T.T. Records
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– Second album of the Bamberg (Bavaria/Germany) based purveyors of the „Neue Deutsche Härte“ („New German Hardness“)
– Musically somewhere between RAMMSTEIN, IN EXTREMO and UNHEILIG.
– In the summer of 2012 EISENHERZ rocked the Wacken Festival, entering the stage at primetime on Friday night at 09.30pm!
– In February 2013 EISENHERZ will go on tour in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to present „Fluch Der Zeit“ live on stage.
– EISENHERZ – musically a fusion of Gothic and Metal featuring symphonic flourishes, shredding guitar work and chugging rhythms – are picking up sociocritical subjects in their lyrics like bullying and existencial fears, they are telling stories about menages a trois, separations and separation anxiety and even carrying off the listener into a world of erotic dreams, illusions and twilight zones. (DOTT Records)
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“Fluch der Zeit”-Tracks:
01 „Eisenherz“
02 „Die Nacht”
03 „Du Liebst Mich Nicht”
04 „Fluch Der Zeit“
05 „Racheengel“
06 „Licht Der Welt“
07 „Du Bist So Kalt“
08 „Vampir“
09 “Schlampenball”
10 “Scheintot“
11 “Manipulator”
12 “Schicksal”
Bonus
13 “Die Seele Brennt” (Remaster)
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EISENHERZ – ONLINE:
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EISENHERZ – LINE-UP:
EisenHeinz – Vocals
Ella – Vocals
Nudge – Guitars & Vocals
Michael – Bass, Keyboards & Vocals
Oli – Guitar & Vocals
Erik – Drums
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EISENHERZ – BOOKING:
We´re proud to present the first six bands for Trondheim Metal Fest 2013! The bands are none other than: (also see attached poster)

GOJIRA
HATEBREED
NAPALM DEATH
ANAAL NATHRAKH
BORN OF OSIRIS
FUEL FOR DISASTER

TRONDHEIM METAL FEST 2013
14th.-16th. MARCH (NORWAY)
3 DAYS | 5 VENUES | 20+ BANDS
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3-DAY PASS: 790 NOK | $140 | €108
TICKETS: 
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What started as a 1-day festival with 6 local bands back in 2010 have in these three years evolved into a 3-day festival with 5 venues and over 20 bands! The festival takes place in Trondheim, Norway (Keep Of Kalessin´s hometown btw!) on March 14th-16th. Over the years we´ve hosted stellar acts as: SYLOSIS, THE HAUNTED, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, TAAKE, LEPROUS, HAIL!, VILDHJARTA, and we´ll keep bringing the best of both well-known and unknown acts to Trondheim, year after year.

With little to none experience in organizing a festival, local metalheads Eirik Tiller and Peter Bains was sick of the fact that bigger bands never dropped by Trondheim on their tours and decided to do something about it! Little by little they expanded the festival every year as the experience grew. Together with their amazing team of volunteers they work their ass off for free all year to bring the best festival experience possible, which truly makes this festival by the fans, FOR the fans!

01/04/13

THINNING THE HERD Holds Memorial For Fallen Brother Rick Cimato, Sunday, January 6, 2013

 

Rick Cimato, drummer for NYC stoner metal outfit THINNING THE HERD and previously of Locked In A Vacancy, was tragically killed over the holidays in a car crash. Cimato was on his way home from visiting relatives in Maine, when the head-on collision took place in Connecticut.

 

Last week THINNING THE HERD founder Gavin Spielman issued the following statement via the band’s Facebook page about Cimato’s passing: “Being in a band is about being friends. In shock and in tears over the loss of my friend and bandmate, I have to think of the band. I named the band THINNING THE HERD when my father Steven A. Spielman passed, to cope with the loss. Rick would want me to keep writing for Thinning the Herd. If stop, I would not be doing his legacy service. His drumming on the new record is some of the best rock I have heard, and I want you guys to hear it. Thank god for this guy, what a gift as a friend, brother and band mate. For anyone who jams with others, anyone who lets another into that higher conscious world – you might understand the depth of how one can integrate and nurture the spirit.”

 

Cimato’s distraught bandmates have set up a memorial for their fallen brother, set to take place this Sunday, January 6th at The Grand Victory [245 Grand St., Brooklyn] at 6pm. The memorial will be hosted by members of Gods Green Earth, Locked in a Vacancy, Nassau Chainsaw, Hickory Hawkins and of course the remaining members of THINNING THE HERD. Full info is available HERE.

 

This special gathering will also serve as the public’s first listen to the newly-completed THINNING THE HERD album Freedom From The Known. The trio recorded the album with acclaimed producer Steve Albini over the Summer, and have just wrapped up the mastering on the album. Previously slated for a late 2012 release, the album will now be released on February 5th via Saint Marks Records.

 

THINNING THE HERD this week posted the third track from Freedom From The Known via their Soundcloud page. Check out the soulful thunder of “Sludge” RIGHT HERE.

 

Also view the psychedelic video for “Never Wanted” from the new album HERE.

 

Promos of Freedom From The Known will be available in the coming days.

 

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BUTCHER BABIES to Tour with Marilyn Manson;

Band Added to Hell & Heaven Metal Fest 2013

 

January 4, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) – With heavy metal and horror-inspired theatrics fascinating crowds worldwide, the BUTCHER BABIES has emerged as one of the biggest draws on the Sunset Strip in their hometown of Los Angeles, CA.  Within a few short weeks BUTCHER BABIES has made two huge announcements: a record deal with metal label CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS and a 2013 North American tour with shock-rock icon MARILYN MANSON.  A list of confirmed dates can be seen below.

 

In addition, BUTCHER BABIES is proud to announce that they have been confirmed to play Hell & Heaven Metal Fest 2013.  The festival is on May 18th and 19th in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.  MOTӦRHEAD, ANTHRAX, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, and MOONSPELL are already confirmed for the festival along with a number of other key acts.  Additional details on Hell & Heaven Metal Fest 2013will be released and more information on the event can be found here: www.hellandheavenfest.com

 

Fronted by Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd – named two of the year’s ‘Hottest Women in Rock’ byRevolver Magazine – BUTCHER BABIES has brought their show worldwide wowing UK fans at this year’s Download Festival and as support for ANTHRAX in Cardiff.  Following their UK appearances, the band returned to America as direct support for OTEP and just wrapped up their first headlining tour.

 

Butcher Babies’ track “Axe Wound” (listen here) is currently in rotation on Sirius XM Liquid Metal, and their short movie/video for the track “Mr. Slowdeath” can be seen here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YttVe6v31Yk.  The band – vocalists Harvey and Shepherd, guitarist Henry Flury, bassist Jason Klein and drummer Chris Warner – is currently working on their full-length debut, slated for a worldwide release in Summer 2013 via Century Media Records.

 

Dates with Marilyn Manson:

01/18/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagle’s Ballroom

01/19/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

01/20/13 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion

01/22/13 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

01/23/13 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

01/25/13 – Wallingford, CT @ The Dome

01/26/13 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

01/28/13 – Montreal, QC, CA @ Metropolis

01/29/13 – Oshawa, ON, CA @ General Motors Centre

01/30/13 – Hamilton, ON, CA @ Hamilton Place Theatre

02/01/13 – Sudbury, ON, CA @ Sudbury Arena

02/04/13 – Winnipeg, MB, CA @ MTS Centre

02/05/13 – Moose Jaw, SK, CA @ Mosiac Place

02/06/13 – Saskatoon, SK, CA @ TCU Place

02/08/13 – Calgary, AB, CA @ Stampede Corral

02/09/13 – Edmonton, AB, CA @ Shaw Conference Centre

02/11/13 – Vancouver, BC, CA @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

02/13/13 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre

02/19/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre

02/20/13 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove of Anaheim

02/21/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

02/23/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

 

Hell & Heaven Metal Fest 2013:

*Butcher Babies performance date TBA.  The festival is 05/18/13 and 05/19/13.

 

For more information on BUTCHER BABIES, please visit:
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HELLBASTARD: UK Crust Miscreants Issue Video Teaser

+ New Track

Legendary UK thrash/crust/metal miscreants HELLBASTARD recently unleashed a video teaser for their aptly titled Sons Of Bitches vinyl EP. Issued via PATAC Records, Sons Of Bitches is limited to 1000 copies, includes a re-recorded version of 1988’s “We Had Evidence” from the band’s 1988 Heading For Internal Darkness full-length and finds the band as acutely irritated by societal deevolution as ever before.

Embraced by those in-the-know as well as newcomers just acquainting themselves with HELLBASTARD’s winding history of sonic hostility, Sons Of Bitches is reaping critical hails from fans and journalists alike. Exclaim notes: “Sons Of Bitches is a particularly nasty offering, displaying a profound disgust for the state of the world and actively looking forward to an embattled post-apocalyptic future…a strong and substantial EP that continues to demonstrate that HELLBASTARD reformed because they had more to say,” while Blistering observes:  “As one of those overlooked treasures of the extreme metal underground, HELLBASTARD has defied convention, turning out a varied six-song effort that belies the rough and ragged reputation they’ve garnered after 26 years in the game. Hard to believe old dudes like this can sound as such, but we like surprises in these parts, and Sons Of Bitchesdefinitely falls into that category.” Adds Wickedchannel bluntly: “HELLBASTARD is no joke…”

Check out the EP teaser as well as the new version of “We Had Evidence”

at THIS LOCATION.

 

To order Sons Of Bitches, point your browser HERE. To order the Sons Of Bitches test pressing (comes with a t-shirt and patch) go HERE.

Often cited as being the band who created the “crust” wave of the 1980s, HELLBASTARD formed in late 1984/’85 then died prematurely in 1992. In 2012,HELLBASTARD are now very much back in action, tighter, more powerful and still as bitter and pissed off as they were from the start. HELLBASTARDbring socially aware lyrics and an unclassifiable form of punk/thrash metal music to the international stage.

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ROYAL THUNDER PREMIERE “BLUE” VIDEO VIA PITCHFORK; ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES


Photo credit: Christy Parry

Jan. 4, 2013, Philadelphia – Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based co-ed quartet whose debut album (CVI) landed on Best of 2012 lists from Decibel, Pitchfork, Spin, Revolver and the Village Voice,  premiere their video for “Blue” via Pitchfork (http://pitchfork.com/tv/youtube/13-music-videos/630-royal-thunder-blue-official-music-video/).

The clip comes as news of the band’s first European tour is confirmed.  Royal Thunder will perform a handful of mid-April dates with Pallbearer including a stop at Roadburn on Apr. 18.  The band also kick off a month of North American dates, joining Enslaved and Pallbearer for a trek that launches on Jan. 30 at Underground Arts in Philadelphia.

“This is a long awaited tour for both Royal Thunder and the many European fans who have reached out to us over the past couple of years,” said singer/guitar player Mlny Parsonz of the band’s first European tour. “Roadburn is a wild dream come true.  Anyone I have talked to that has played Roadburn always has exciting and positive feedback on the festival.  Europe or Bust!  Here we come!”

Royal Thunder 2013 tour dates:

dates w/Enslaved and Pallbearer
Jan. 30    Philadelphia, PA    Underground Arts
Jan. 31    Baltimore, MD    Ottobar
Feb. 1    Pittsburgh, PA    Mr. Small’s Theatre
Feb. 2    Detroit, MI    The Magic Stick
Feb. 3    Chicago, IL    Reggie’s Rock Club
Feb. 4    Minneapolis, MN    Mill City Nights
Feb. 6    Denver, CO    Marquis Theatre
Feb. 8    Los Angeles, CA    Troubadour
Feb. 9    San Francisco, CA    Slim’s
Feb. 10    Portland, OR    Branx
Feb. 11    Seattle, WA    Highline Bar
Feb. 12    Vancouver, BC    Biltmore Cabaret
Feb. 14    Edmonton, AB    Pawn Shop
Feb. 15    Calgary, AB    Dickens Pub
Feb. 16    Regina, SK    The Exchange
Feb. 17    Winnipeg, MB    The Osborne Village Inn
Feb. 19    Toronto, ON    Opera House
Feb. 20    Montreal, QC    Les Foufounes Electriques
Feb. 21    Boston, MA    The Sinclair
Feb. 22    New York, NY    Bowery Ballroom

dates with Pallbearer (except Roadburn)
Apr. 10    London, UK    Borderline
Apr. 11    Antwerp, Belgium    Trix
Apr. 12    Leipzig, Germany    Connewitz
Apr. 13    Berlin, Germany    Bi Nuu
Apr. 14    Linz, Austria    Posthof
Apr. 15    Bologna, Italy    Freakout Club
Apr. 16    Aarau, Switzerland    K.i.F.F.
Apr. 17    Germany    TBA
Apr. 18    Tilburg, Netherlands    Roadburn

DEVOURMENT: Latest Details Of Fourth Album Confirmed

 

Relapse Records today releases more details on the pending album from Dallas-based death metal murderers, DEVOURMENT. The band’s bludgeoning fourth album — and first for Relapse — Conceived In Sewage has been confirmed for worldwide release in February. The album’s gruesome cover art and Youtube teaser were recently released, and today the full track listing has been made available, as well as several merch package preorder optionsand digital preorders.

 

Conceived In Sewage Track Listing:

1. Legalize Homicide

2. Fifty Ton War Machine

3. Conceived In Sewage

4. Fucked With Rats

5. March to Megiddo

6. Today We Die, Tomorrow We Kill

7. Heaving Acid

8. Carved Into Ecstasy

9. Parasitic Eruption

 

Captured at Mana Recordings in St. Petersburg, Florida with Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel), Conceived In Sewage proves to beDEVOURMENT’s most eviscerating release yet, gushing with over thirty-three minutes of the band’s hate-fueled, monstrous brutality. The record will see release on February 19th in North America, February 22nd in Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Finland, and February 25 in the UK and rest of the world. Stay tuned for further DEVOURMENT announcements over the next several weeks.

 

https://www.facebook.com/DevourmentOfficial

https://twitter.com/DevourmentBand

http://www.relapse.com

http://relapserecords.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/RelapseRecords

01/03/13

GIANT X Release Third Song Sample From Debut Album I

 

Out January 29th in North America on Steamhammer/SPV      

GIANT X is the spectacular new band founded by Running Wild`s Rolf Kasparek and Peter J. Jordan has released another song snippet from their debut. Check out a preview of the song “Don’t Quit Till Tomorrow” HERE.

 

The first snippet from the song “On a Blind Flight” can be heard HERE.

 

The second snippet from the song “Rough Ride” can be heard HERE.

 

GIANT X‘ s debut album will be out on Steamhammer/SPV as a super jewel case and download onJanuary 18th in Germany, January 21st in Europe and January 29th in USA/Canada and is set to delight particularly fans of traditional hard rock.

 

A video trailer for the album is available for viewing HERE. In addition to the video trailer, GIANT X has released an EPK for I. Check out part one HERE and part two HERE.

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Giant-X/457176387661550

http://www.spv.de

 

A FUCKING ELEPHANT: BrooklynVegan Streaming New 7” As Tour Begins This Week

 

New Jersey’s progressive/regressive instrumental metal duo A FUCKING ELEPHANT has loaded up the shrimp wharf with several weeks of provisions for their latest string of shows. The January 2013 tour insanity will kick in this Friday with a semi-local show in New Brunswick, followed by over two weeks of additional cities throughout the East Coast and upper crust of the Midwest set to get the gruesome twosome’s mangled instrumentally-challenging/vocally-challenged live molestation. The duo is touring in support of their greasy new Seven Inches 7”, set for emission via the band’s own Nefarious Industries officially on January 22nd.

 

To help kick the tour off in style, today A FUCKING ELEPHANT have whipped out Seven Inches for your auditory displeasure via BrooklynVegan. Go wrap your legs (or ears) around both tracks RIGHT HERE.

 

Featuring two brand new A FUCKING ELEPHANT songs, including the hit  single “A Bunch of Good Looking Roundeyes” as well as the opening love anthem “I’m Addicted to Drugs & Sex and I Want You to Choke Me,” the 7” was recorded with engineer Colin Marston (Krallice, Dysrhythmia, Behold… The Arctopus). The wax pressing will be limited to 500 copies overall — 250 on black vinyl and 250 on yellow — and will be available early at the shows on the tour.

 

A FUCKING ELEPHANT January Tour:

1/04/2013 Court Tavern – New Brunswick, NJ w/ Ex Wife, Holy City Zoo, Ovlov, Two Inch Astronaut

1/05/2013 JR’s Bar – Philadelphia, PA w/ Church, No Strayer, Cadaveric Spasm, Elk Hunt

1/06/2013 The Cave – Chapel Hill, NC

1/07/2013 The Wormhole – Savannah, GA

1/08/2013 Backbooth – Orlando, FL w/ Bog Prophet, Infinite Earths

1/09/2013 House show – Tallahassee, FL

1/10/2013 The Squeaky Lizard – Ocean Springs, MS w/ Ostrov

1/11/2013 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL w/ Ostrov, Slowpoke Rodriguez

1/12/2013 Ziggy’s – Chattanooga, TN w/ Uncle Touchy, Dyess, The Best of Us

1/13/2013 90 Proof – Knoxville, TN w/ Cryptodira, FXZero, Lucid, Scent of Remains

1/14/2013 Ultra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Arbogast, Taken By The Sun, Noaidi

1/15/2013 Berkley Front – Detroit, MI w/ Coffin Feeder, Snakewing

1/16/2013 Annabell’s Lounge – Akron, OH

1/17/2013 House show – Ithaca, NY w/ BRIAN!, Cerulean

1/18/2013 Home Towne Tavern – Ronkonkoma, NY w/ Bangladeafy, Resolution 15, Pluto & the 2012s

1/19/2013 Tuscan Café – Warwick, NY w/ Pigeon

1/20/2013 Public Assembly – Brooklyn, NY w/ Hannibal Montana, Noxious Foxes, Multitudes

 

http://www.facebook.com/AFElephant

http://www.facebook.com/NefariousIndustries

http://www.nefariousindustries.com

SUMMONING: Old Mornings Dawn

 Das neue SUMMONING Album wird den Titel “Old Mornings Dawn” tragen. Wir werden euch in Kürze einen kurzen Teaser mit brandneuem Material präsentieren. Zusätzlich können wir euch in den nächsten Wochen das VÖ-Datum des neuen Epic Black Metal Meisterwerks nennen, sobald Silenius seinen Gesang aufgenommen hat.

 The new SUMMONING album is entitled “Old Mornings Dawn”. We will present you with a teaser consisting of brand-new material soon. In the upcoming weeks, we will let you know the release date of the approaching Epic Black Metal masterpiece once Silenius has recorded his vocal lines.

SUMMONING Official Website  


POWERWOLF: First Live Dates for 2013

11.-13.07.13 DE – Neunkirchen-Vluyn / Dong Open Air
26.07.13 SI – Tolmin / Metal Days
27.07.13 DE – Chemnitz / Rock im Betonwerk
01.-03.08.13 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air
15.-17.08.13 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze Festival
15.-17.08.13 SE – Falun Rockstad / Falun

POWERWOLF Official Website  


MOONSPELL: North American Tour

VOICES FROM THE DARK” North American Tour
MOONSPELL, MARDUK, INQUISITION, THE FORESHADOWING, DEATH WOLF20.02.13 US – Springfield, VA @ Empire
21.02.13 US – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
22.02.13 US – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
23.02.13 US – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
24.02.13 CA – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
25.02.13 CA – Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
26.02.13 US – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
27.02.13 US – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
28.02.13 US – Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
01.03.13 CA – Winnipeg, MB @ Osborne Village Inn
02.03.13 CA – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
03.03.13 CA – Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
04.03.13 CA – Calgary, AB @ Dickens
05.03.13 CA – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
06.03.13 US – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
07.03.13 US – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
08.03.13 US – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Opera House
09.03.13 US – Los Angeles, CA @ The Vex
10.03.13 US – Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live
11.03.13 US – Albuquerque, NM @ TBC
12.03.13 US – Dallas, TX @ Tomcats West
13.03.13 US – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
15.03.13 US – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
16.03.13 US – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

MOONSPELL Official Website

Entire Upcoming WARBEAST Tour with DOWN Dedicated to the Memory of Mike Scaccia – Donate to the Mike Scaccia Family Fundraiser

 

Sadly, as many music fans across the globe learned last week, celebrated Rigor Mortis and Ministry guitarist Mike Scaccia passed away while doing what he loved best—playing music. While it is with a very heavy heart, WARBEAST will be hitting the road for their West Coast tour with Down as planned. Mike would not expect anything less from them, so they will be dedicating the upcoming tour to the memory of Mike Scaccia—one of our generation’s greatest guitarists and certainly one of their closest friends.

 

Last week, WARBEAST vocalist Bruce Corbitt shared his condolences and thoughts with the community. “Mike Scaccia left this Earth doing what he loved to do. Tragically, the music world has lost an extremely talented, gifted and unique guitar virtuoso. His music and his legend will live on forever. But a loving husband, father, son and brother etc. can never be replaced. Mike would be overwhelmed with this outpouring of emotion that has risen from his passing, but he would mainly be proud of the enormous support that everyone has shown towards his family during this devastating time in their lives.

We can and we will make sure that Mike’s wife and his kids are taken care of. So, I would like to ask anyone that can make a donation… big or small… do it now. Please understand that this is what would mean the most to Mike.”

 

To donate to the Mike Scaccia Family Fundraiser, head here and follow the link: http://www.warbeast.org/?p=156

In addition to the fundraiser effort, Philip Anselmo of Housecore Records came up with the idea for WARBEAST to team up and write some lyrics about Mike ScacciaWARBEAST already has two songs recorded and in the vault. One of them is the song about Bruce Corbitt’s brother Jeff Corbitt (RIP), of which Bruce has mentioned many times publicly. The other will be a song written about Mike Scaccia. The two songs will be released together with a picture of Mike on one side and a picture of Jeff Corbitt on the other.

Also, Sarah Scaccia (Mike’s daughter) is putting a beautiful book together to honor her father. If everyone would please email her your personal stories about her Dad, she can be contacted at sjska21@gmail.com. She will compile them together for the book. Let’s share and keep him alive in spirit.

 

 

Join WARBEAST and DOWN in honoring the memory of Mike Scaccia’s life on their upcoming tour dates.

 

DOWN and WARBEAST 2013 U.S. Tour Dates:

1/5 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club (WARBEAST ONLY, War of the Gargantuas Release Show)

1/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom

1/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

1/14 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

1/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club

1/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

1/18 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim

1/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

1/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

1/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market

1/23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

1/24 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

1/26 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

1/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

1/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

1/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

2/1 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29

 

SANNHET: Brooklyn Group To Drop Debut LP Via Newly Founded Sacrament Music

The dawn of 2013 also saw the birth of a brand new indie record label, founded by the owners of Brooklyn’s premier dark music institution and watering hole, Saint Vitus Bar… welcome Sacrament Music. “Sacrament’s mission is to proliferate the culture that is experienced by thousands every year at our club through recordings, merchandise, mixtapes, and of course EPIC shows” states the label’s freshly launched website.

 

The Sacrament Music/Saint Vitus crew brought local outfit and close cohorts SANNHET on board, and have locked down the label’s maiden release. Founded in late 2010, the instrumental trio known as SANNHET has amassed a diehard audience within Brooklyn’s broad underground music circuit through their abundant live performances throughout the borough, always choreographed with electrifying visuals.  Known FloodSANNHET’s sprawling debut LP, features nearly forty-five minutes of their electrified post-metal, fueled with domineering riff-building movements and intense percussive hostility, unifying in a slightly blackened and trance-inducing atmospheric style, captured by Colin Marston (Krallice, Behold… The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia) and mastered by Carl Saff. Sacrament Music will release the album digitally and on LP, the pressing limited to 500 with 100 on colored wax. Preorders are available HERE.

 

Today, BrooklynVegan is hosting a video for the opening track from Known Flood, “Absecon Isle,” created by SANNHET’s bassist AJ Annunziata. Get your first listen to the album and more HERE.

 

Having performed with a plethora of local and international acts including Black Cobra, The Atlas Moth, Hull, Enabler, Yakuza, Altar of Plagues and countless others, SANNHET will book new shows throughout the coming months. A record release show is confirmed for February 22nd, of course set to take place at Saint Vitus Bar, and sponsored by BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges webzine. In addition to SANNHET, the lineup features Theologian and brethren Cleanteeth, in addition to headliners Deafhaven for an exclusive East Coast show.

 

Promos of Known Flood and SANNHET live coverage/interviews are available now via Earsplit.

 

SANNHET Record Release Show:

2/22/2013 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Theologian, Cleanteeth, Deafhaven [info]

Known Flood Track Listing:

1. Absecon Isle

2. Safe Passage

3. Invisible Wounds

4. Endless Walls

5. Moral

6. Slow Ruin

7. Haunches

8. Still Breathing

9. Flatlands

 

SANNHET:

Christopher Todd – drums

John Refano – guitar

AJ Annunziata – bass

 

https://www.facebook.com/sannhet

http://www.sacramentmusic.com

http://www.saintvitusbar.com

CORRECTIONS HOUSE: Members Of Eyehategod, Neurosis, Nachtmystium, Yakuza Unite; Winter Tour Dates Confirmed

CORRECTIONS HOUSE, the new collective featuring Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), today confirm a string a rare live shows. The 19-date trek will commence on January 21, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York and wind its way through much of the of the East Coast before concluding in Denver, Colorado. Special solo sets by Parker, Lamont, Kelly and Williams will be performed prior to closing each night as CORRECTIONS HOUSE. Further info on CORRECTIONS HOUSE to be announced in the coming days.

For guest list requests or further info, contact EarsplitPR.

CORRECTIONS HOUSE Winter Tour 2013

1/21/2013 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

1/22/2013 Great Scott – Boston, MA

1/23/2013 BAR – New Haven, CT

1/24/2013 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD

1/25/2013 DC9 – Washington, DC

1/26/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

1/27/2013  Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC

1/28/2013 The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL

1/30/2013 Churchill’s – Miami, FL

1/31/2013 Crowbar – Tampa, FL

2/02/2013 Bottletree – Birmingham, AL

2/06/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA

2/07/2013 Rudyyards – Houston, TX

2/08/2013 Korova – San Antonio, TX

2/09/2013 Red 7 – Austin, TX

2/10/2013 Bryan Street Tavern – Dallas, TX

2/11/2013 Opolis – Norman, OK

2/13/2013 Slowdown – Omaha, NE

2/15/2013 Moon Room – Denver, CO

 

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01/02/13

Rock Photographer JEREMY SAFFER Teams Up with SoundCheck Hollywood for “Capturing Music: A Music Photography Seminar” – NEW DATES: February 9-10, 2013

After a busy year culminating with shoots for MegadethCoheed and CambriaMotionless in WhiteThe MisfitsGWARArsis and Epica, spreads in Alternative Press Magazine, Revolver Magazine AND Outburn Magazine, as well as time well spent raising over $1,500 for lateSuicide Silence singer Mitch Lucker’s daughter Kenadee with a legacy print series (all proceeds went to Kenadee’s education fund), JEREMY SAFFER can now announce the new dates for his first west coast music photography seminar in conjunction with SoundCheck Hollywood.

The seminar will take place on February 9th and 10th at Soundcheck Hollywood, located at 8872 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, CA.

 

 

SEMINAR DETAILS:

The two-day seminar and workshop will focus on portrait work with musicians and will cover the entire process—from setting up the photo shoot, scouting locations, posing, different types of lighting and lighting equipment for different situations, shooting endorsements, promotional images, CD layouts, and magazine layouts, to walking attendees through the process of what to do post-shoot, invoicing, getting repeat business, and even how to price yourself. Many other business aspects of being a professional photographer within the music industry will be discussed.

 

The first day will be the official seminar day, where all of the above is taught in the morning, as well as a lightroom and photoshop post processing tutorial. In the afternoon of day one, attendees will complete mock-photo shoots experimenting with different types of lighting equipment, lighting set-ups, poses, etc. Jeremy has also expanded the music photography business section even more, and will also include private portfolio critique for attendees that specifically request it.

 

On the second day of the seminar, attendees will experience a hands-on photo shoot of special guest bands done first by Jeremy (as a real-life example), and next by themselves! Attendees will take over and complete a real photo shoot with the band in various locations.

 

Hopeful attendees must act now; there are only 10 tickets available to this seminar!

 

 

On February 9th at 6pm, SoundCheck Hollywood will re-open to the public for a brief meet and greet/signing where Jeremy will be signing his copies of his book Bring The Noise and will have exclusive limited edition prints available for purchase at a special one-time only price.

 

For more information and tickets, please visit www.jeremysaffer.com/soundcheckseminar.

VALDUR: New Track From Black/Death Occultists Streaming Courtesy Of Decibel Magazine

Alpine black/death occultists VALDUR recently unveiled a teaser track from their upcoming new full-length. Titled “Blast Beast,” the tune was recorded at the infamous Bloody Mountain Bunker and is currently streaming for all your unholy enjoyment courtesy of Decibel Magazine, who notes: “The guitars swirl like a wicked blizzard at night, the drums blaaast! an unheard of brutality, and the vocals sound like they come from the blackest depths of the Mammoth Mountain. And then there’s that ominous horn-like sound permeating the soundscape. The end of the world or the beginning of an evil era,VALDUR certainly understand black metal’s key dynamics without making them sound tired.”

Comments guitarist/vocalist Samuel of the track: “As VALDUR continues to make it a priority to create our music for ourselves first and foremost, we decided this ‘Blast Beast’ should be heard. For us, it is an exciting stepping stone into what will soon unfold into a very aggressive new full length.”

Witness “Blast Beast” at THIS LOCATION.

The  recording of  their as-yet, untitled long player will be completed later this month Earhammer Studio in Oakland. The offering will feature nine tracks in total. Further details to be announced in the coming weeks.

In related news, the band will be performing a rare live ritual alongside Genocide Coven, Ritual Combat and more at the Nihilistic Death Fest V in Salt Lake City, Utah January 19. The gathering is being held at The Shred Shed. Tickets are $10 advance/$12 day of show. For more info, point your browserHERE.

If you missed it, VALDUR recently unleashed an ultra limited two-song EP entitled The Hammer Pit containing a rough version of two new songs. Taste the blood of track one, “Conjuring The Fire Plagues,” at the band’s Official BandCamp Page.

“…this is a band that remembers what is good about black metal, and does it very well indeed. Not an album to overlook.”—the Metal Crypt

“…the best black metal band in the United States that you’ve probably never heard of.” – About.com

“…a shimmering brand of black metal which pierces hearts rather than suffocates lungs.”—Thrash Pit

VALDUR:

Samuel: Guitars/Vocals
William: Bass
Sxuperion: Drums

 

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DARSOMBRA: Stateside Winter Live Actions Pending

 

Transcendental audio/visual drone unit DARSOMBRA are heading south for a chunk of the Winter. This week the duo announces plans to escape the frozen clutches of Baltimore for the latter half of February, opting to instead tour the Southeastern states of the country. While there are still several dates being hammered out, the Wintour 2013 kicks off on February 15th and will snake through Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Tennessee in support of the recently-released Climax Community LP. Preceding the tour, this Friday, January 4th the twosome will rock out in their hometown, sharing the stage with Radical Discharge and the massive duo Jucifer.

 

DARSOMBRA’s Upcoming Shows:

1/04/2013 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD w/ Jucifer, Radical Discharge
DARSOMBRA Wintour 2013:
2/15/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

2/16/2013 Blackout Effectors – Asheville, NC

2/17/2013 Wonderroot – Atlanta, GA

2/18/2013 Caledonia Lounge – Athens, GA

2/19/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA

2/20/2013 TBA – Lafayette/Baton Rouge, LA

2/21/2013 The Dalzell House – Shreveport, LA

2/22/2013 Club 1808 – Austin, TX

2/23/2013 Downtown Music – Little Rock, AR

2/24/2013 TBA – Memphis, TN

2/25/2013 Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN

2/26/2013 TBA – Harrisonburg/Charlottesville, VA

 

Climax Community was released in October, the outfit’s first for new label home, Germany’s eclectic Exile On Mainstream. The album showsDARSOMBRA’s ever- expanding avant-garde orchestrated audio layering/looping and paralleling visual displays with possibly the most adventurous material they’ve created to date.

 

Decibel Magazine is hosting a stream of the entire Climax Community LP AT THIS LOCATION. Rad live footage of DARSOMBRA’s new show filmed at various locations on their recent European tour with Stinking Lizaveta can be viewed HERE.

 

Review copies of Climax Community and interviews with DARSOMBRA are available now.

 

“The larger movements of the songs rub against each other with tectonic weight, while subtler elements attack, defeat and consume. Strange and lovely, Climax Community speaks in the language of animal instinct.” – Exclaim!

 

“Much like a work of fine art, little to no commentary is given leaving the observer to interpret the work as they wish. By the same token, the listener may also choose to switch off the cerebral and absorb the music at the most basic level.” – Ghost Cult

 

“It’s a clever, dense and hypnotic release that demonstrates that there’s still plenty of exploration to be done in experimental and psychedelic music.” – OneMetal

 

“…Darsombra really show off their ability to make awe-inspiring and atmosphere-rich material that will instantly hook even the most anti of Drone fanatics. However, they also counter a lot of the unique material with overly simple droning riffs or effects that really pull you out of the environment they spent so much, or even so little time to establish.” – Apoch’s Metal Review

 

http://www.facebook.com/darsombra

http://darsombra.com

http://www.mainstreamrecords.de

COVERED CALL taps LION’S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss for new album mix
 

 

Swedish melodic rockers COVERED CALL, have tapped producer/engineer Lars Chriss (LION’S SHARE) to mix their brand new studio CD, tentatively due in early 2013 via an as-yet-undetermined record label.

The band’s sophomore album Impact will mark the recording debut of their new singer Göran Edman (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOHN NORUM, MADISON), and new bass player Andy Loos (LION’S SHARE, GLORY).

“To hear Göran belt out the vocals made me shiver. It was exactly what I pictured the songs like,” says founding member and drummer Ronny Svanströmer.

Covered Call will prove, once again, that their brand of hook layered rock is a force
to be reckoned with.

 

BAND LINKS:
www.coveredcall.se

FULLFORCE Release New Video

Swedish Metal band FULLFORCE has released a new video clip for the song “Awesomeness” today. The clip can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eIKkX6tvDk

A Message from the band:
As a little “Happy New Year” gift to you we’ll give you this music video of the song “Awesomeness” which was filmed and edited by Stefan Elmgren. We dedicate this song and video to you and we hope you’ll enjoy it :)! Cheers and HAPPY NEW 2013!!! 2012 was a great year for FULLFORCE. We have recorded and released our second album (Next Level) brought to you by pure inspiration and love for metal. The feedback has been great both from you and also media and we’re looking forward to see you on the road in 2013!!

Yours sincerely,

FULLFORCE 

Vancouver, BC / Miami, FL / Hanover, Germany – December 29, 2012

70000TONS OF METAL 2013 Sets Sail In One Month! 

Sailors! Can you already smell the sea? Only one month until you’re sailing to the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands while you get your face melted on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. Anyone getting excited yet…?

More bands have also been added to the line up, including ONSLAUGHT, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, and SINISTER!

Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship “Majesty of the Seas” for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at www.70000tons.com and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans!

And they also spare no expense to remove the seats in front of the stage in the theater, or do you really like seated Heavy Metal shows? This is 70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise where you enjoy unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board. And don’t forget, every band plays twice! There are also Open Mic Nights, Clinics, Work-Shops, the infamous 70000TONS OF METAL Karaoke, Bars that never close, you heard right: They don’t close, two full days at Sea, a fun-and-sun-filled day on a beautiful Caribbean Island and an opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists that all join us for the entire trip. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!

You can also get all your memorabilia signed at the Meet & Greet sessions. Be part of their infamous Metal Karaoke and many other special activities with the Artists. And last, but not least: Don’t forget that they have bars on board that never close! What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done.

The following 30 out of 40 bands have already been announced:

3 INCHES OF BLOOD
ANACRUSIS
ANGRA
ARKONA
DELAIN
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
DORO
DRAGONFORCE
ENSIFERUM
EVERGREY
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
GOTTHARD
HEIDEVOLK
HELLOWEEN
HELSTAR
IMMOLATION
IN FLAMES
KREATOR
LACUNA COIL
METAL CHURCH (Reunion Show)
NILE
ONSLAUGHT
RAGE and LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA
SABATON
SINISTER
SUBWAY TO SALLY
TIAMAT
TURISAS
TÝR
UNEXPECT

70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, will sail Monday, January 28, 2013 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, February 1, 2013.

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$299 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 room service!

What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check outhttp://www.70000tons.com/ for more information.

12/24/12

UNITED FORCES: Members Of Iconic NYHC/Thrash Outfit Begin New Chapter

 

Subsequent to the demise of reunited NYC hardcore/speed metal legends Stormtroopers Of Death, two of the four members of the brutal faction have set out to forge a new path of punishment in 2013.

 

UNITED FORCES unites S.O.D.’s bassist Danny Lilker (Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault, Nunfuckritual, Lock-Up,ex-Anthrax) and notorious frontman Billy Milano (Method Of Destruction), the longtime cohorts taking their mayhem to new turf. Milano and Lilker recruited two additional henchmen to help carry out their forthcoming disorder, with the thunderous Nick Barker (Lock-Up, Ancient, ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir) on percussive duties, and Anton Reisenegger (Criminal, Pentagram Chile, Extreme Noise Terror, Lock Up) handling guitars. With Lilker located in upstate New York, Milano in central Texas, Barker in England and Reisenegger in Spain, details on the outfit’s plans concerning touring or recording remain unknown, but UNITED FORCESis, without question, a pending force with which to be dealt.

 

Notes vocalist Billy Milano on the eclectic union of metal soldiers: “I’m not out to reinvent myself at my age. I just want to have a lot of fun with this. We called it UNITED FORCES because we’re located all over the place, in different countries, but this is something we’re going to come together for.” Added four-string assaulter Danny Lilker: “It’s gonna be really fun to get together with some good friends — who are also great musicians — and play some earsplitting, hardcore-tinged thrash metal! And obviously, we know how to do just that.”

 

At this year’s installment of the Fun Fun Fun fest in Austin, Texas, modern thrash heavyweights Municipal Waste were joined by Lilker and Milano onstage to help unleash the S.O.D. staple “United Forces.”  Check out the carnage HERE.

 

Future UNITED FORCES plans will be revealed in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

12/21/12

PTAHIL: Blackened Ministers Of Filth Disseminate Their Latest Long Player Upon The Masses

 

Though the Mayans failed in their end-time predictions and apocalyptic prophecies, PTAHIL marches on in their quest for mass suffering and world demise with the infernal fruits of The Almighty Propagator Of Doom And Despair.

 

The seven-track follow-up to last year’s For His Satanic Majesty’s Glory — which Cvlt Nation commended for its conjuring of “nine songs that will sting you like the lash of the whip of your underworld master” — is a ritual casting to the forces of death, revolution and liberty, in acknowledgement of the continual entrapment of free essence into the chains of life through the force of the phallus.

 

View the cover art and video teaser at THIS LOCATIONThe Almighty Propagator Of Doom And Despair is available through Wraith Productions now. Order your copy HERE.

 

The Almighty Propagator Of Doom And Despair Track Listing:

1. Satanicus Sabbathicus

2. Possessed By Death

3. Blood, Semen And Shit

4. Mors Aut Lībertās

5. Pact With The Devil

6. The Almighty Propagator Of Doom And Despair

7. Hell Spells And Satanic Rituals

 

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http://www.reverbnation.com/ptahil
http://www.wraithproductions.net

HYPOCRISY Reveal Album Title, Announce 2013 European Tour!
 

Swedish death metal monsters HYPOCRISY are currently wrapping up the recording process of their upcoming new studio album entitledEnd Of Disclosure. The record is tentatively scheduled for a late March release.
Band leader Peter Tägtgren commented: “Hi all, we’re still in the studio working hard to finalize the album. Horgh just layed down the drums – and let me tell you – it sounds awesome!!! Thundering and brutal! We can’t wait to put out the new tracks and play them live! Hope to meet you all soon on road and wish you guys a great X-mas and happy new year!“

 

HYPOCRISY have just confirmed the following dates for 2013. More to come very soon.

 

HYPOCRISY live 2013
22.03.13 SE Stockholm/Fryshuset
28.03.13 DE Essen/Turock
29.03.13 BE Namur/Cinex
01.04.13 FR Paris/Trabendo
03.04.13 CH Geneve/L’Usine
04.04.13 CH Winterthur/Salzhaus
06.04.13 DE Leipzig/Hellraiser
07.04.13 DE Hamburg/Markthalle
08.04.13 DE Berlin/K17
11.04.13 CZ Prag/Nova Chmelnice
12.04.13 DE Dettelbach/Metal Franconia Festival
13.04.13 DE München/Backstage
14.04.13 AT Wien/Szene

 

For more info visit: www.hypocrisy.cc | www.facebook.com/hypocrisy | www.nuclearblast.de/hypocrisy

SUFFOCATION: “As Grace Descends” Lyric Video Online!

New York death metal veterans, SUFFOCATION, have made a lyric video for the brand new track “As Grace Descends” available here:http://youtu.be/fH_N5mdjsYU. The songs comes from their upcoming album Pinnacle of  Bedlam, which will be released on February 19th in North America.

The record was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering was handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREEDARSISSUICIDE SILENCE). Pinnacle of Bedlam will feature 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on theirDespise The Sun EP. Artwork was handled this time around by artist Raymond Swanland (DEEDS OF FLESHPSYCROPTIC).

SUFFOCATION were among the inductees for this year’s class of the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame. The event was held on October 18 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Pictures from the press conference can be viewed here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151091714073649.445624.41340788648&type=3.
View the video clip for the track “Cataclysmic Purification” at this location http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEYSU4XGLpI. The footage was directed by David Brodsky (ARSIS, GOD FORBID, KATAKLYSM, SWASHBUCKLE) with animation by Tim Kellen.
Blood Oath, the follow-up to 2006’s self-titled record, was recorded by Joe Cincotta (who worked on the band’s last two releases) and mixed by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISHDECREPIT BIRTH). Cover artwork was once again brought to life by Jon Zig (DEEDS OF FLESHDISGORGE,GORGASM). The album was released on July 14, 2009.
Legendary dark metallers and NAPALM RECORDS recording artists MOONSPELL will be joining the “Voices from the Dark” tour next year, touring alongside MARDUK, INQUISITION, DEATH WOLF, and THE FORESHADOWING. Sponsored by Hails & Horns magazine and currently spanning 24 dates across North America, the “Voices from the Dark” tour begins February 20th in Springfield, Virginia and concludes March 16th in Atlanta, Georgia. Here are the CONFIRMED dates/venues thus far:
HAILS & HORNS MAGAZINE PRESENTS “VOICES FROM THE DARK ” TOUR F. MARDUK / MOONSPELL / INQUISITION / THE FORESHADOWING / DEATH WOLF
2/20 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
2/21 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
2/22 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/23 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
2/24 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
2/25 – Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
2/26 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
2/27 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
2/28 – Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
3/01 – Winnipeg, MB @ Osborne Village Inn
3/02 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
3/03 – Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
3/04 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens
3/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
3/06 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/07 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/08 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Opera House
3/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Vex
3/10 – Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live
3/11 – Albuquerque, NM @ TBC
3/12 – Dallas, TX @ Tomcats West
3/13 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
3/15 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
3/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
MOONSPELL vocalist/founder commented on his band’s upcoming North American tour: “The time for a North American tour is finally up, and we are proud to return overseas to bring you all the darkened magic of our Portuguese legend and sound, a rebellion made of passion and communion with the fans. We invite you all to witness the charm and power of Alpha Noir and Omega White, but also to celebrate with us our 20th anniversary as a band and time-travel with us to WolfheartIrreligious, and songs never played before in the American territory. The time has come to gather the pack – let the games begin!!!”
A web-friendly ad-mat for the tour is available here, and also in hi-res upon request:
MOONSPELL’s Alpha Noir and companion Omega White albums were released by NAPALM RECORDS in North America this past May. For more info, consult www.moonspell.comwww.facebook.com/moonspellbandwww.myspace.com/moonspellwww.twitter.com/#!/moonspell,www.soundcloud.com/moonspell, and www.napalmrecords.com.

BROKEN HOPE issues band and album update

          

Photo by Stephanie Cabral

 

Chicago death metallers BROKEN HOPE have now issued a band and album update! Read on for the latest news, straight from the band themselves:

 

“We want to give you all a quick BROKEN HOPE update before the New Year, and we have some exciting news! First, congratulations to BROKEN HOPE’s own Shaun Glass on the birth of his first child: Maddux Burton Glass, born Dec 17, 2012. Maddux enters the world just before Christmas and just as BROKEN HOPE is writing the new album!

 

Speaking of the new album, we can officially say that we’ve written 11 songs so far– and are still trucking along with more material. The new material is so ferocious, we jokingly sum up the vibe of the new music as ‘Reign In Bowels’ because it’s like someone took SLAYER’s ‘Reign In Blood’ and mated that intensity and horror with the extremity and sickness of BROKEN HOPE’s ‘Bowels of Repugnance’ album…It’s insanely heavy and unrelenting! That said, here’s a couple song titles we can release to you all– chew on these: ‘The Flesh Mechanic’ and ‘Give Me the Bottom Half.’ We can’t wait for you to hear ’em all! Happy Holidays everyone!” — BROKEN HOPE

 

 

BH was formed in 1988 by Jeremy Wagner, while he was in high school. Shortly after formation, they recorded two demo tapes and signed with indie label, Grind-Core Records. Then in 1991, they released their debut album, Swamped In Gore, launching the band out of the underground and into the mainstream. From there, the band signed to Metal Blade Records and released three more albums, all stellar examples of BH’s fury, which etched their place in death-metal history.

 

After BH’s last album (1999’s Grotesque Blessings) and world tours, Wagner cleaned house and put BH into “metal hibernation” in 2000. On January 20, 2010, original BH vocalist Joe Ptacek tragically committed suicide. He was only 37 years old. Before his death, Ptacek met with Wagner and Shaun Glass and discussed the resurrection of BH. With Ptacek’s death, Wagner and Glass took time off to reconsider their next moves.

 

In 2012, BH signed with Hard Impact Management and vowed to make BH a full-time monster– forever. Wagner and Glass recruited longtime friend and GORGASM vocalist, Damian Leski, as their new vocalist, and shortly after marked their return on the highly successful Carnival of Death tour. BH’s high-intensity COD concerts received top-praise, and confirmed BH was back, and more rabid than ever. BH is currently booked for the 2013 editions of Extremefest (Germany) and Maryland Death Fest.

 

BH’s first decade was filled with non-stop writing, touring, and constant visibility. The next chapter in their career will be much the same.

 

BROKEN HOPE 2012:

Damian Leski – Vocals

Jeremy Wagner – Guitars

Shaun Glass – Bass

Chuck Wepfer –  Lead Guitars
Mike Miczek –  Drums

 

Discography:

Swamped in Gore (1991)

The Bowels of Repugnance (1993)

Repulsive Conception (1995)

Loathing (1997)

Grotesque Blessings (1999)

 

BROKEN HOPE online:

http://www.brokenhope.com 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Broken-Hope/44591166983

KINGCROW: Atmospheric Prog Band To Release Fifth Album Via Sensory

The progressive metal aficionados at New Jersey-based Sensory Records this week announce the pending release of the newest album from Italy’sKINGCROWIn Crescendo

 

While working in a mostly progressive metal direction in the earlier days, KINGCROW has increasingly expanded the scope of their sound to encompass elements of rock, nowadays rounded-out in a culmination of strong atmospheric component similar to Riverside, Porcupine Tree and Pink Floyd but also bearing a heavier, metallic semblance to Opeth and Dream Theater. This is boldly present on the band’s fifth studio full-length, In Crescendo, the new album encompassing nearly an hour over eight epic movements. Produced by the band’s own Diego and Thundra Cafolla at Sound Under Pressure in Rome, the massive album was then mixed by Giampiero Ulacco and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

 

Over the past two years KINGCROW has expanded the band’s fanbase through European tours in support of both Redemption and Jon Oliva, in addition to performances at ProgPower Europe and ProgPower USA. Plans for a U.S. tour are being devised for 2013 in support of In Crescendo.

 

 

Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge, will release In Crescendo in North America on February 12th. Stay tuned for further updates as the new album nears release and as KINGCROW takes to the road in the New Year. Review copies and coverage opportunities will be available in the coming weeks via Earsplit.

 

In Crescendo Track Listing:

1. Right Before

2. This Ain’t Another Love Song

3. The Hatch

4. Morning Rain

5. The Drowning Line

6. The Glass Fortress

7. Summer ‘97

8. In Crescendo

 

KINGCROW Lineup:

Diego Cafolla – guitars

Ivan Nastasi – guitars

Diego Marchesi – vocals

Thundra Cafolla – drums

Francesco D’Errico- bass

Cristian Della Polla – keyboards

 

http://www.kingcrow.it

http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheLasersEdge

KINGCROW: Atmospheric Prog Band To Release Fifth Album Via Sensory

The progressive metal aficionados at New Jersey-based Sensory Records this week announce the pending release of the newest album from Italy’sKINGCROWIn Crescendo

 

While working in a mostly progressive metal direction in the earlier days, KINGCROW has increasingly expanded the scope of their sound to encompass elements of rock, nowadays rounded-out in a culmination of strong atmospheric component similar to Riverside, Porcupine Tree and Pink Floyd but also bearing a heavier, metallic semblance to Opeth and Dream Theater. This is boldly present on the band’s fifth studio full-length, In Crescendo, the new album encompassing nearly an hour over eight epic movements. Produced by the band’s own Diego and Thundra Cafolla at Sound Under Pressure in Rome, the massive album was then mixed by Giampiero Ulacco and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

 

Over the past two years KINGCROW has expanded the band’s fanbase through European tours in support of both Redemption and Jon Oliva, in addition to performances at ProgPower Europe and ProgPower USA. Plans for a U.S. tour are being devised for 2013 in support of In Crescendo.

 

 

Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge, will release In Crescendo in North America on February 12th. Stay tuned for further updates as the new album nears release and as KINGCROW takes to the road in the New Year. Review copies and coverage opportunities will be available in the coming weeks via Earsplit.

 

In Crescendo Track Listing:

1. Right Before

2. This Ain’t Another Love Song

3. The Hatch

4. Morning Rain

5. The Drowning Line

6. The Glass Fortress

7. Summer ‘97

8. In Crescendo

 

KINGCROW Lineup:

Diego Cafolla – guitars

Ivan Nastasi – guitars

Diego Marchesi – vocals

Thundra Cafolla – drums

Francesco D’Errico- bass

Cristian Della Polla – keyboards

 

http://www.kingcrow.it

http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheLasersEdge

12/20/12

TODAY IS THE DAY Verifies Extensive North American Spring Tour

Prophetic extreme music trio TODAY IS THE DAY will embark on an enormous North American tour this March and April, and have unleashed the first wave of confirmed dates today.

 

TODAY IS THE DAY’s upcoming brutal voyage will begin in the Northeast and storm south across the country on the way to SXSW for this year’s official ToneDeaf Touring showcase alongside Orange Goblin, KEN Mode, Mondo Generator and more. After the festivities in Austin the outfit will continue a clockwise path of chaos up through the Northwest and Midwest US and into Canada.

 

Support for TODAY IS THE DAY throughout most of the venture will be provided by Black Tusk, KEN Mode and Fight Amp. But Black Tusk will drop from the trek after a month on the road, and will be replaced by a special guest to be announced shortly. Additional American and Canadian shows and more action for this year’s SXSW and more will be confirmed soon as well. Stay tuned. In the meantime, the confirmed routing is as follows, with tickets for most of the shows going on sale tomorrow.

 

Celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2013, TODAY IS THE DAY remains one of the most unique and influential bands of the past two decades. Led by visionary frontman Steve Austin, TITD’s violent but psychedelic attack has received worldwide acclaim ever since the debut album, Supernova, hit in 1993. Nine studio albums have been released on such labels as Amphetamine Reptile and Relapse, and the band’s ever-morphing lineup has included such musicians as Brann Dailor and Bill Kelliher, who would later go on to form Mastodon.

 

TODAY IS THE DAY has toured the world with Motörhead, Helmet, The Melvins, Morbid Angel, Converge, Napalm Death, Neurosis, Eyehategod, Unsane, Coalesce, and many more. Steve Austin has also made a name as a producer, helping create seminal albums for Lamb of God, Converge, Deadguy, and more. The current lineup sees Austin flanked by with drummer Curran Reynolds (Wetnurse) and bassist Ryan Jones (Wetnurse, Mutilation Rites) — as witnessed on the band’s Kurt Ballou-produced Pain Is A Warning LP, issued in 2011 via Blackmarket Activities — which received critical acclaim and took the band on massive US and European tours including performances at Maryland Deathfest, Roskilde Festival and more.

 

Stay tuned for continuous updates on TODAY IS THE DAY as the tour draws near.

 

TODAY IS THE DAY Spring Tour 2013:

3/06/2013 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

3/07/2013 Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
3/08/2013 The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

3/09/2013 The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

3/10/2013 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

3/11/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

3/12/2013 Backbooth – Orlando, FL w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

3/13/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

3/15/2013 Tone Deaf Touring Official SXSW Showcase @ Red 7 – Austin, TX
3/17/2013 Spillover Fest @ Sandbar Cantina – Dallas, TX

3/20/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

3/21/2013 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

3/22/2013 Satellite – Los Angeles, CA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

3/24/2013 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

3/25/2013 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

3/26/2013 Rotture – Portland, OR w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

3/27/2013 The Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

3/28/2013 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

4/05/2013 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

4/06/2013 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

4/07/2013 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp

4/08/2013 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI w/ TBA, KEN mode, Fight Amp

4/10/2013 Southgate House Revival – Newport, KY w/ TBA, KEN mode, Fight Amp

4/11/2013 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH w/ TBA, KEN mode, Fight Amp

4/12/2013 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ TBA, KEN mode, Fight Amp

4/13/2013 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON w/ TBA, KEN mode, Fight Amp

4/15/2013 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON w/ TBA, KEN mode, Fight Amp

 

https://www.facebook.com/todayisthedayofficial

http://www.tonedeaftouring.com

EYES SET TO KILL Reaches 1 Million Likes on Facebook;
Releases Demo Song, “True Colors”

December 20, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) – Last week, EYES SET TO KILL announced that upon reaching 1 million ‘likes’ on thier Facebook page they would release a demo of their song “True Colors.”  As of today, the number has been reached and the song has been released.  Fans can stream and download the “True Colors” demo here: www.facebook.com/eyessettokill

 

EYES SET TO KILL will be going into the studio early next year with producer Steve Evetts [Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence] to work on their next album and debut for Century Media Records.  The band has graced the covers of USA Today, and Outburn Magazine, and has been prominently featured in a number of other publications, with inclusions on numerous ‘bands to know’ lists and is a favorite inRevolver Magazine‘s annual “Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock and Metal” issue.  With critical acclaim and three previous releases landing on the Billboard Charts, listeners will undoubtedly have lofty expectations for the upcoming EYES SET TO KILL album.

 

Upcoming Tour Dates:

12/28/12 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch

12/29/12 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

 

For more information on EYES SET TO KILL, please visit:

www.facebook.com/eyessettokill

www.twitter.com/eyessettokill

www.myspace.com/eyessettokill

www.centurymedia.com

SONS OF TONATIUH: New Video Brought To You By Metal Injection

SONS OF TONATIUH bring their slow-roasted sludge sorcery to the screen today via Metal Injection with a video for “Parade Of Sorrow,” the title track to their current full-length, out now through Hydro-Phonic Records. The production was created by Philip Flock in October of 2012 and depicts a world gone critically wrong. Comments the band in a collective statement: “With forgotten souls of the past and the indifference of the future, we continue to inch our way into a void of emptiness and self contempt for humankind. This video is a reflection of that worthlessness we have worked so hard to achieve as a society.”

Point your browser to THIS LOCATION to check it out.

SONS OF TONATIUH released the riff procession that is Parade Of Sorrow this Summer. Recorded in Athens, Georgia by Kyle Spence of Harvey Milk,Parade Of Sorrow continues to harvest critical hails from fans and critics nationally. Skulls N Bones commends the record for having “a heaviness of its own,” Exclaim likens the songs to “sinking in quicksand, but they evoke panicked thrashing rather than resigned, churning misery,” Broken Beard notes that Parade Of Sorrow “is every bit the Eyehategod worship as their self-titled debut, and yet they’ve squeezed this throbbing new pustule so hard there is pus and blood bursting out all over the place,” while The Sludgelord crowns Parade Of Sorrow “another stellar record from another fantastic band.” Metal Maniacs calls the album “infectious — plain and simple,” Sea Of Tranquility agrees, comparing the output to “…a head-on-collision between early Black Sabbath and Eyehategod,” Axes To Grind opines, “the great thing about this offering is the vast expansion of sound that it encompasses, “Mouth for War proclaims Parade of Sorrow “doomy, swampy and frenetic at times…It’s an album that gets under you skin and worms it’s way into you skull. You can’t get rid of it or it’s southern sludge vibe,”and This Is Not A Scene dubs it “…a savagely aggressive, sonically belligerent album that is among the rawest to emerge from the southern USA in the last decade…”

Check out Parade Of Sorrow streaming in its entirety at the official SONS OF TONATIUH bandcamp page HERE.

http://www.sonsoftonatiuh.com
https://www.facebook.com/sonsoftonatiuh
http://www.sonsoftonatiuh.bandcamp.com
http://www.hydro-phonicrecords.com
http://www.facebook.com/southwestterrorfest

CRADLE OF FILTH ANNOUNCES HEADLINING “NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2013” WITH THE FACELESS, DECAPITATED AND THE AGONIST

Ticketless VIP packages available through ArtistArena.com

 

ENGLAND – The U.K.’s infamous heavy metal act, Cradle of Filth, has announced a headlining February/March North American tour with The Faceless, Decapitated and The Agonist. Cradle of Filth “North American Tour 2013” will mark the band’s return to North American shores in nearly two years. A list of confirmed dates can be seen below.

Ticketless VIP packages for most dates will go on sale tomorrow (12/21) through ArtistArena.com at:http://packages.artistarena.com/cradleoffilth/. Each package includes a meet-and-greet with the band, signed Cradle of Filth poster and commemorative VIP laminate. General ticket information for Cradle of Filth “North American Tour 2013” is available online at: http://theorderofthedragon.com/page/on-the-road.

 

 

Cradle of Filth is touring in support of The Manticore and Other Horrors, its 10th studio release, out now on Nuclear Blast. The Manticore and Other Horrors entered the Billboard Top 200 at #96 with its first-week sales this fall.

Fans can order The Manticore and Other Horrors online via the Nuclear Blast web-store at:http://bit.ly/cofnbusa and digitally through iTunes at: http://bit.ly/cofhoritun. Click here: http://bit.ly/cofspecialsto find out where you can purchase The Manticore and Other Horrors at a local music retailer.

 

The band’s latest music video for “Frost on her Pillow,” directed by Stuart Birchall, can be seen on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/9Nw_9meXYic.

 

Lyric videos for two additional new songs, “Manticore”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGxF0eDNWwQand “For your Vulgar Delectation”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDgouqQrctk, are also streaming online.

 

Stay tuned for more information on Cradle of Filth and the impending North American tour, and be sure to upload band photos, CoF art, tattoos and more at: https://www.webdoc.com/documents/C5697C31-3CD0-0001-55B7-1AB486801B96.

 

Cradle of Filth “North American Tour 2013” dates…

 

2/22 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
2/23 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
2/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater Of Living Arts
2/27 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
2/28 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
3/01 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/03 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
3/04 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
3/06 – W. Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
3/07 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
3/08 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
3/09 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
3/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
3/12 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
3/14 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
3/16 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
3/20 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
3/21 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
3/22 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
3/23 – Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall
3/25 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
3/26 – Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre

Cradle of Filth online…

 

http://www.cradleoffilth.com

http://www.theorderofthedragon.com

http://www.facebook.com/cradleoffilth

http://www.youtube.com/cradleoffilth

http://www.twitter.com/OfficialCoF

http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

NEUROSIS Authenticates Additional 2013 Live Actions

Details On Vinyl Pressing Of Honor Found In Decay Released

 

NEUROSIS continues to confirm new live actions in support of the band’s tenth studio opus, Honor Found In Decay.

 

Following recent announcements on the outfit’s upcoming performances in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle, NEUROSIS have just proclaimed additional 2013 on-stage manifestations, with new shows in Brooklyn and Philadelphia planned for January, as well as Denver and Austin in February. Support acts for these new concerts are all being confirmed now, in addition to even more live performances.

 

The band has also been confirmed for 2013’s installment of the massive Hellfest festival in Clisson, France. The immense gathering runs from June 21st through 23rd, and will see NEUROSIS sharing the stage with Kiss, ZZ Top, Down, Bad Religion, At The Gates, Kreator and hundreds more.

 

A release date and further details on the anticipated vinyl edition of Honor Found In Decay have also been disclosed this week. This deluxe 2xLP pressing of the album will be unleashed February 5th in North America, February 8th in Germany/Benelux/Finland and February 11th in the UK/World, via Relapse Records/Neurot Recordings, and will be packaged in a gorgeous Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket and accompanied by a stunning 16-page LP-sized booklet. The audio was cut directly from the original studio master tapes and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, which will be available in five different colors: 2000 on black, 1000 on translucent smoke grey, 500 on translucent yellow, 500 on translucent orange, and 100 on clear, not available to the public.

 

Preorders can be placed via Neurot and Relapse now!

 

NEUROSIS Honor Found In Decay Live Actions:

12/29/2012 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Rwake, USX, Primate [info]

12/30/2012 The Metro – Chicago, IL w/ Bloodiest, The Atlas Moth [info]

1/04/2013 Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA w/ Savage Republic, Ides of Gemini [info]

1/05/2013 Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA w/ Tragedy, Black Breath, Stoneburner [info]

1/19/2013 Brooklyn Masonic Temple – Brooklyn, NY [info]

1/20/2013 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

2/16/2013 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO [info]

2/17/2013 Emo’s East – Austin, TX

6/21/2013 Hellfest – Clisson, France [info]

 

http://www.neurosis.com

http://www.facebook.com/officialneurosis

http://www.neurotrecordings.com

http://www.facebook.com/neurotrecordings

http://www.relapse.com

TERROR announces co-headlining tour with H2O; new album, ‘Live By The Code,’ due out early 2013

                

This February 2013, TERROR will co-headline a tour with H2O. Featuring BACKTRACK and CODE ORANGE KIDS as support, the trek begins in Washington, DC and weaves throughout North America before ending in Richmond, VA. See below for all upcoming tour dates.

 

TERROR and H2O co-headlining tour dates feat. BACKTRACK, CODE ORANGE KIDS

Fri/Feb-01 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
Sat/Feb-02 – Wilmington, NC – Soapbox
Sun/Feb-03 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
Mon/Feb-04 – Jacksonville, FL – Phoenix Taproom
Tue/Feb-05 – Miami, FL – Churchill’s Pub
Wed/Feb-06 – Ybor City, FL – Crowbar
Fri/Feb-08 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
Sat/Feb-09 – Dallas, TX – TBD – see ParadeofFlesh.com
Sun/Feb-10 – San Antonio, TX – The Ten Eleven
Mon/Feb-11 – Albuquerque, NM – Gasworks *
Tue/Feb-12 – Mesa, AZ – The Underground
Wed/Feb-13 – San Diego, CA – The Epicentre
Thu/Feb-14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
Fri/Feb-15 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside **
Sat/Feb-16 – Portland, OR – Backspace Café **
Sun/Feb-17 – Tacoma, WA – The Lochs (Tough Love Fest) **
Mon/Feb-18 – Twin Falls, ID – Radio Rondevoo **
Tue/Feb-19 – Sandy, UT – The Black Lion **
Wed/Feb-20 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater ***
Thu/Feb-21 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown ****
Fri/Feb-22 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Sat/Feb-23 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
Sun/Feb-24 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
Mon/Feb-25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
Tue/Feb-26 – Buffalo, NY – The Funeral Home
Wed/Feb-27 – Albany, NY – Bogies
Thu/Feb-28 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Sat/Mar-02 – Reading, PA – Reverb (Keystone HC Jam)
Sun/Mar-03 – Richmond, VA – Kingdom

 

*=TERROR, CODE ORANGE KIDS only

**=TERROR and BANE co-headlining show with BACKTRACK, CODE ORANGE KIDS

***= TERROR and BANE co-headlining show with BACKTRACK, CODE ORANGE KIDS, CRUEL HAND

****= TERROR, BACKTRACK, CODE ORANGE KIDS only

 

After releasing 2010’s Keepers of the Faith, TERROR is now ready to give fans a new album next year. Recorded by Chad Gilbert (NEW FOUND GLORY, SHAI HULUD) and mixed by Matt Hyde (HATEBREED, SLAYER), this upcoming full-length, Live By The Code, will be due out in early 2013– stay tuned for more news about this release coming soon!

 

TERROR online:

http://www.facebook.com/terrorhardcore

http://www.keepersofthefaithhc.com/

http://www.terrorlahc.com/
http://www.myspace.com/terror
http://twitter.com/terrorhardcore
http://www.merchconnectioninc.com/collections/terror

 

H2O online:

http://www.facebook.com/H2Ogo

http://www.h2ogo.com

http://h2omerch.com

http://www.bridge9.com/h2o

GLORYHAMMER: For the Glory of Dundee

 ALESTORM Mastermind Christopher Bowes ist bereit, die schottischen Highlands mit seiner neuen Band GLORYHAMMER zu erobern.

“Hallo Kameraden und Freunde,

heute können wir bekanntgeben, dass GLORYHAMMER’s Debüt “Tales from the Kingdom of Fife” am 29. März 2013 über Napalm Records erscheinen wird. Wir freuen uns auch sehr darüber, dass wir euch das Artwork präsentieren können – handgemalt von Dan Goldsworthy, der auch schon Cover für ACCEPT, HELL, SYLOSIS angefertigt hat. Das Kunstwerk zeigt den großen Helden Angus McFife, der auf sich auf einer ruhmreichen Reise durch die vereisten Highlands befindet und dabei den Hammer of Glory schwingt. Ein wahrhaftig großartiges Kunstwerk – ich bin sicher, dass ihr mir da zustimmt. Außerdem können wir euch zum ersten Mal die Tracklist des Albums präsentieren:

1. Anstruther’s Dark Prophecy
2. The Unicorn Invasion of Dundee
3. Angus McFife
4. Quest for the Hammer of Glory
5. Magic Dragon
6. Silent Tears of Frozen Princess
7. Amulet of Justice
8. Hail to Crail
9. Beneath Cowdenbeath
10. The Epic Rage of Furious Thunder

Es wird auch eine “Limited First Pressing Heroic Edition” des Albums geben, die in einem luxuriösen Digipak mit unterschiedlichem Artwork und dem Bonus Track “Wizards!” erscheint. Wie der Name schon sagt, wird es diese Version nur in einer limiterten Auflage geben, deshalb holt euch euer Album schnell! FOR THE GLORY OF DUNDEE!”

 ALESTORM mastermind Christopher Bowes is ready to conquer the Scottish highlands with his new band GLORYHAMMER!

“Greetings my friends and fellow warriors,

today we can announce that GLORYHAMMER’s debut abum “Tales from the Kingdom of Fife” will be released on March 29th 2013, through Napalm Records. We are also thrilled to show to you the album artwork, painstakingly handcrafted by Dan Goldsworthy (responsible for the album covers of ACCEPT, HELL, SYLOSIS, and many more). The art depicts the great hero Angus McFife, questing valiantly through the frozen highlands, wielding the Hammer of Glory. A truly magnificent piece, I’m sure you’ll agree. We can also reveal to you for the first time, the tracklisting of the album:

1. Anstruther’s Dark Prophecy
2. The Unicorn Invasion of Dundee
3. Angus McFife
4. Quest for the Hammer of Glory
5. Magic Dragon
6. Silent Tears of Frozen Princess
7. Amulet of Justice
8. Hail to Crail
9. Beneath Cowdenbeath
10. The Epic Rage of Furious Thunder

There will also be a “Limited First Pressing Heroic Edition” of the album, presented in a luxurious digipak format with alternate artwork, featuring the bonus track “Wizards!”.  Like the name suggests, this version will only be available in limited quantities, so get your copy fast! FOR THE GLORY OF DUNDEE!”

GLORYHAMMER @FACEBOOK  


SUMMONING: New Vinyl Available

 SUMMONING Fans! Um die Wartezeit auf das neue Album der österreichischen Epic Black Metal Legende zu verkürzen, haben wir hart gearbeitet und können euch nun das 2001 veröffentlichte Meisterwerk “Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame” zum ERSTEN Mal auf Vinyl präsentieren.

Ihr könnt ab sofort die streng limitierten Editionen in unserem Online-Shop vorbestellen. Das Album erscheint in zwei Ausführungen – limitiert auf 200 Stück im DLP Gatefold goldenes Vinyl + eine von Protector unterschriebene Autogrammkarte und limitiert auf 300 Stück DLP Gatefold gelbes Vinyl ohne die Autogrammkarte.

 SUMMONING fans! To shorten the wait for the new album of Austria´s Epic Black Metal legend, we worked hard for you and can proudly announce the release of the band’s 2001 masterpiece “Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame” for the FIRST time ever on vinyl!

You can now pre-order these strictly limited DLP colored gatefold editions through our online shop! The album is available in two editions – limited to 200 copies DLP gatefold gold vinyl + hand signed photo card by Protector himself and limited to 300 copies DLP gatefold yellow vinyl without the photo card.

SUMMONING Vinyl   


NAPALM RECORDS: Exclusive X-Mas Compilation

 Jedes Jahr kommt der Weihnachtsmann und bringt Geschenke, da lässt sich auch Captain Napalm nicht lumpen und bringt euch zum Fest einen Labelsampler, der sich gewaschen hat. Der Sampler beinhaltet 15 Singles der aktuellsten Napalm Veröffentlichungen von Bands wie TIAMAT, THE SWORD oder GRAVE DIGGER und ist nur digital zum Topppreis auf allen gängigen MP3 Shops zu haben. Nimm das, “Last Christmas”!

 Every year at Christmas, Santa Claus brings us presents and that’s why Captain Napalm will follow this generous tradition and presents the fans with an exclusive label compilation. The sampler offers 15 singles from Napalm’s current artists like TIAMAT, GAVE DIGGER, THE SORROW and many more. The compilation is available digitally for a great price at numerous digital vendors. Take that, “Last Christmas”!

NAPALM @FACEBOOK  


THE SWORD: On Tour in Europe

THE SWORD gehen im Januar auf Europatour mit ihren Labekollegen LONELY KAMEL als Support!

THE SWORD on European tour in January with special guest LONELY KAMEL!

06.01.13 UK – Wolverhampton / Slade Rooms
07.01.13 UK – Glasgow / ABC 2
08.01.13 UK – Manchester / Academy 3
09.01.13 UK – Bristol / Fleece
10.01.13 UK – London / Underworld
12.01.13 BE – Antwerp / Trix
13.01.13 NL – Nijmegen / Doornroosje
14.01.13 DE – Cologne / Underground
15.01.13 DE – Berlin / Magnet
16.01.13 DE – Hamburg / Logo
18.01.13 SE – Gothenburg / Sticky Fingers
19.01.13 SE – Stockholm / Debaser
21.01.13 FI – Helsinki / Tavastia
22.01.13 FI – Tampere / Klubi
24.01.13 NO – Oslo / John Dee
25.01.13 SE – Karlstad / Rockbaren
26.01.13 SE – Malmö / Debaser
27.01.13 DK – Copenhagen / Little Vega

THE SWORD Official Website

12/19/12

GODHUNTER Films Video And Confirms Winter 2013 Tour Assault; Band Unleashes New Split Vinyl Release

Tucson sludgetroopers GODHUNTER recently wrapped-up filming a self-financed video for their crushing anthem “Wolves Of The North.”

After making its initial appearance on the band’s 2011-released Wolves EP, more recently “Wolves Of The North” reared its ugly head on GODHUNTER’s self-released split 7” with hometown cohorts Inoculara. The split was pressed on off-white wax, with cover artwork by Matt “Zip” Howard, and interior art by Hoss, limited to only three-hundred hand-numbered copies. The video is currently going through final edits in preparation for its release in January.

The “Wolves Of The North” video will be released just in time for GODHUNTER’s newly-confirmed 2013 Winter Tour, sponsored by Acid Reflux Records and Earsplit. Broken into multiple treks between mid-January and mid-March, the quintet will thunder through the Southwestern states and then head back down towards the Gulf Coast, on their way to raid SXSW 2013 for several dates before trekking back to Arizona. Further confirmations will be announced as the dates are finalized in the coming weeks.

GODHUNTER also confirms that indie digital label Moshpit Tragedy will be re-releasing theWolves EP digitally, and will also be handling the digital sales of the act’s upcoming City Of Dust LP later in 2013. The proceeds from these digital sales will be donated to an animal-based charity. The band will enter Arcane Digital Studios in Chandler, Arizona (Exhumed, Misery Index, Phobia) this Summer with producer Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Unruh) to record City Of Dust; a concept album about life and death in a decaying desert shithole of a hometown.

GODHUNTER Winter Tour 2013:
1/17/2013 Billy O’s – Ventura, CA
1/18/2013 Max Steiner’s – Long Beach, CA
1/19/2013 The Palms – Twentynine Palms, CA
2/06/2013 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
2/08/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Phoenix, AZ
2/09/2013 The Kitty – Lake Havasu, AZ
2/23/2013 BleedBleed House – Prescott, AZ
3/01/2013 Yayo Tacos – Las Vegas, NV
3/02/2013 The Big House – Flagstaff, AZ
3/03/2013 Hooligan’s – Albuquerque, NM
3/04/2013 Seventh Circle – Denver, CO
3/05/2013 The Zodiac – Colorado Springs, CO
3/06/2013 Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX
3/07/2013 TBA – Dallas, TX
3/08/2013 Wild Salmon – Lafayette, LA
3/09/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
3/10/2013 TBA – Houston, TX
3/11-13/2013 SXSW – Austin, TX
3/14/2013 Green Room – Las Cruces, NM
3/15/2013 House Of Rock – El Paso, TX
3/16/2013 The Rock – Tucson, AZ

http://godhunter.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/godhuntertucson666
https://twitter.com/godhuntertucson
http://godhunter.bigcartel.com

 

ALPHA TIGER offers free track download, reveals details about upcoming album

DANKO JONES and VOLBEAT Add Four More Dates to Spring Touring Schedule

 

DANKO JONES just added four more dates to their expansive Spring 2013 tour with headliners Volbeat! Stops in Medicine Hat, AB, Minneapolis, MN, Chicago, IL and Toronto, ON have been added— all new information is listed below in bold amongst all existing tour dates.DANKO JONES will perform as direct support throughout the tour.

 

The first single cut from the band’s new album Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue, ‘Just A Beautiful Day’, is now DANKO JONES ‘s biggest single in the US to date! Since last week, the track climbed from #32 to #29 on the Active Rock charts. To purchase the new album visit iTunesor Amazon, or stream it on Spotify!

 

 

DANKO JONES at Banana 101.5’s “End of the World Party”

12/21 Flint, MI @ Holiday Inn Gateway Center (Buy tickets)

 

DANKO JONES 2013 Direct Support Tour Dates with Volbeat:

NEW DATES IN BOLD

3/06     Dallas, TX                   Palladium Ballroom

3/07     Oklahoma City, OK     Diamond Ballroom

3/09     San Antonio, TX          Freeman Coliseum

3/10     El Paso, TX                  Speaking Rock Entertainment Center

3/11     Lubbock, TX               Lonestar Pavilion

3/12     Denver, CO                 Ogden Theatre

3/14     Las Vegas, NV House of Blues at Mandalay Bay

3/15     Los Angeles, CA          House of Blues

3/16     Anaheim, CA               House of Blues

3/17     Reno, NV                    Knitting Factory

3/19     Boise, ID                     Revolution Center

3/20     Missoula, MT               The Wilma Theater

3/22     Seattle, WA                  Showbox At The Market

3/23     Spokane, WA              Knitting Factory

3/24     Calgary, AB                 MacEwan Hall

3/25     Prince George, BC       CN Centre

3/27     Dawson Creek, BC      EnCana Events Centre

3/28     Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre

3/29     Medicine Hat, AB       Cypress Center

3/30     Regina, SK                   Brandt Centre

4/01     Saskatoon, SK             Credit Union Center

4/02     Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre

4/03     Minneapolis, MN        Mill City Nights

4/05     Chicago, IL                 Aragon Ballroom

4/06     Ft. Wayne, IN              Piere’s

4/07     Toronto, ON               Sound Academy

4/09     New York, NY            Best Buy Theatre

4/10     Baltimore, MD Rams Head

4/11     Philadelphia, PA          Trocadero

 

Make sure to keep up with DANKO JONES online:

www.dankojones.com

www.facebook.com/dankojones

www.twitter.com/dankojones

               

Hailed by the international metal scene for their 2011 debut Man Or Machine (Sonic Attack Records) and for their celebrated appearances at various European festivals, ALPHA TIGER has quickly become one of Germany’s hottest heavy metal newcomers. Due to epic compositions, catchy hooks and Stephan Dietrich’s powerful vocals (which are reminiscent of QUEENSRYCHE’s Geoff Tate and HELLOWEEN’s Michael Kiske in their heyday), the band succeeded in living up to the positive feedback and is now ready to unleash their new album, Beneath The Surface!

 

All lyrical topics on Beneath The Surface are represented in the stunning cover artwork, which was created by Hungarian designer Peter Tikos (who also worked with the band on the Man Or Machine cover). Beneath The Surface was recorded this past summer at Berlin’s Musicflash studio, engineered by Mirco Godi Hildmann, and mixed and mastered by Andreas Hilbert. See below for the worldwide release dates for the album:

 

Beneath The Surface release dates:

GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / NORWAY: Friday, January 25, 2013
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, January 28, 2013
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, February 1, 2013

USA / CANADA: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 **digital only, European CD/LP imports available through CM Distro**

 

ALPHA TIGER is now offering a free download of the album track “We Came From The Gutter” as a special Christmas gift for fans. To download the track, click here. Fans can also watch the video for the first single, “From Outer Space,” here.

 

Beneath The Surface track-listing:

  1. Intro
  2. The Alliance
  3. From Outer Space
  4. Waiting For A Sign
  5. Beneath The Surface
  6. Along The Rising Sun
  7. Eden Lies in Ruins
  8. Rain
  9. Crescent Moon
  10. We Came From The Gutter

ALPHA TIGER just finished a European tour as direct support for W.A.S.P., and they will play a couple of special release shows in 2013. See below for all upcoming tour dates.

 

ALPHA TIGER live

26.01.2013 – Dresden – Chemiefabrik (Germany)

01.02.2013 – Weinheim – Café Central (Germany)

02.02.2013 – München – Backstage (Germany)

23.02.2013 – Köln – MTC (Germany)

12.07 – 13.07.2013 – Bang Your Head Festival

01.08 – 03.08.2013 – Wacken Open Air

 

ALPHA TIGER online:

http://www.facebook.com/AlphaTigerBand 

http://www.alphatiger.de 

 

VANDERBUYST: Hard Rock Trio Pillage Dutch Alternative Charts With #1 Position

 

Flying Dutchmen, the third full-length from classic/hard rock trio VANDERBUYST, this week entered the Dutch Alternative Top 30 at the #1 position in its first week! Additionally, the band raided the regular Dutch Album Top 100 at #33 and was the third highest new entry in the official Album chart. (behind Green Day and Bruno Mars). This marks the first time since Sleeze Beez back in 1990 that a Dutch hard rock band entered the Dutch Album Charts!

 

Stream Flying Dutchmen in its entirety, view the official video for “Flying Dutchman” from the LP and tons more at the Ván Records YouTube channel.

 

European audiences can check out VANDERBUYST on an extensive tour to promote Flying Dutchmen this month and into 2013, with additional tour dates to be confirmed in the coming weeks. The official Dutch release party will take place on December 20th in Mezz-Breda. This concert will be recorded in its entirety by leading Benelux music e-zine 3voor12.nl and broadcast January 3rd on 3FM National Radio and viewed on 101tv.nl January 4th! Stay tuned.

 

VANDERBUYST Confirmed Live Schedule:

12/20/2012 Mezz – Breda, Netherlands [record release show]

12/21/2012 Jonosh – Asten-Heusden, Netherlands

12/22/2012 Braindead Fest @ De Buze – Steenwijk, Netherlands

12/23/2012 K17 – Berlin, Germany

12/27/2012 Ekko – Utrecht, Netherlands

12/28/2012 Sounds – Tilburg, Netherlands (in-store, acoustic show, 17:00)

12/28/2012 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands

12/29/2012 Elektra – Sliedrecht, Netherlands

12/30/2012 The RockTemple – Kerkrade, Netherlands

1/05/2013 Hedon – Zwolle, Netherlands

1/12/2013 De Pul – Uden, Netherlands

1/18/2013 ‘t paard van Troje – Den haag Netherlands

1/25/2013 Romein – Leeuwarden, Netherlands

1/26/2013 t Beest – Goes, Netherlands

 

Recently released on December 7th by German cult label Ván Records (Soulfood Distribution), Flying Dutchmen was recorded, mixed and mastered by Pieter “Pidah” Kloos at The Void Studio in Eindhoven (The Devil’s Blood, Motorpsycho). The record has reaped critical acclaim since its release, elevating the VANDERBUYST name to new levels worldwide.

 

Vanderbuyst has played over two hundred forty shows in sixteen countries over the the last three-and-a-half years. They provided main support for bands like Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Michael Schenker and more in 2012, including an extensive European tour with Saxon, and even shared e.g. the main stage of Hellfest 2012 with Mötley Crüe, Blue Öyster Cult and  and Ozzy Osbourne.

 

With the release of Flying DutchmenVANDERBUYST continue their tireless quest to save the world from flaccid riffs, restoring the heart and soul to hard rock without any gimmicks or ironic hipster attitude.

 

http://www.vanderbuyst.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vanderbuyst/100980883276480

http://www.van-records.de

http://www.facebook.com/vanrecs

12/18/12

RWAKE Announce Year-End Shows

Arkansas’ backwoods doomsayers RWAKE have announced a series of year-end shows to close out 2012. The festivities will commence December 19 in the band’s hometown of Little Rock. The band will then hit Nashville on December 28 and wrap up with a special show in Atlanta with Neurosis, Primate and US Christmas on December 29.
RWAKE recently premiered their disturbingly controversial new video for “It Was Beautiful, But Now It’s Sour” via Noisey at this LOCATION. The 12-minute short film, directed by Danish horror aficionado Casper Haugegaard, features devastating slow motion close-ups of actual pig fetuses being absolutely annihilated by a variety of implements.

RWAKE released Rest, their first album in over four years, last year to immense critical acclaim. The harrowingly beautiful progressive/doom/sludge masterpiece is currently available for streaming HERE.

RWAKE Tour Dates:

12/19/2012 White Water Tavern – Little Rock, AR w/ Sound of the Mountain, Peckerwolf
12/28/2012 Exit In – Nashville, TN w/ Forest of Tygers, Hellbender
12/29/2012 The Masquerade (upstairs) – Atlanta, GA w/ Neurosis, US Christmas, Primate [Tickets]

“…ingenious, forward-thinking metal.” — Pitchfork

“Uncompromising and true, the band led by vocalist CT…have never wavered from their goal: exacting sonic hell on the listener.” — Metal Army America

“It’s profoundly ugly music capable of great catharsis and, therefore, great beauty.” — Austin American Statesman

“…dementedly brilliant.” — Rock Sound

“The most dangerous thing to come out of Arkansas since Bill Clinton’s libido” – Terrorizer

http://www.relapse.com

http://www.facebook.com/RwakeBand

DEVOURMENT: Title And Cover Art Of Relapse Debut Revealed

DEVOURMENT, one of the most brutal death metal acts on the planet, this week reveals the title and cover art for the outfit’s highly anticipated new album, due early next year via Relapse Records.

 

The fourth studio full-length from Dallas, Texas-based DEVOURMENTConceived In Sewage was recorded at Mana Recordings in St. Petersburg, Florida with legendary death metal icon Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel). The album promises to be their heaviest, most crushing release to date combining DEVOURMENT’s signature, hate-fueled death metal with their notorious, monstrously slamming brutality. In reference to previous releases from the band, Stereokiller has referred to the band as “a pure assault on your auditory senses,” with Teufel’s Tomb stating “DEVOURMENT have a simple goal; to put your teeth on the curb and stomp on your head.”

 

Conceived In Sewage will see release on February 19th in North America, February 22nd in Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Finland, and February 25 in the UK and rest of the world. The album’s disgusting NSFW artwork, created by Toshihiro Egawa (Cryptopsy, Defeated Sanity), and the very first auditory punishment from Conceived In Sewage can be acquired RIGHT HERE.
Stay tuned for further details and music on the new album and DEVOURMENT live updates to be announced over the coming weeks. Promos ofConceived In Sewage will be made available in early January.

 

https://www.facebook.com/DevourmentOfficial

https://twitter.com/DevourmentBand

http://www.relapse.com

http://relapserecords.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/RelapseRecords

 DEATH WOLF announces release date for new album, ‘II: Black Armoured Death’

              

A distant howling heralds the arrival of the wolf!

 

DEATH WOLF has now announced that their second studio album, II: Black Armoured Death, will be released on February 18th in Europe and on February 19th in North America via Century Media Records. Besides the DANZIG-influenced material in the vein of the songs on DEATH WOLF’s self-titled debut album, fans can also expect II: Black Armoured Death to cover a wide musical spectrum that will surely be worth a listen for every fan of dark sinister punk rock with a metal edge. See below for the album’s track-listing:

 

II: Black Armoured Death track-listing:

  1. Noche De Brujas
  2. World Serpent
  3. Lord Of Putrefaction
  4. Darkness Of Hel
  5. Sudden Bloodletter
  6. Malice Striker
  7. Night Stalker
  8. Luciferian Blood Covenant
  9. Black Armoured Death
  10. Death Wolf March
  11. Little Black Angel
  12. Snake Mountain
  13. Rothenburg

In addition to II: Black Armoured Death, DEATH WOLF will also be releasing a new 7″,Bloodscent, this month. Featuring different arrangements of two tracks on II: Black Armoured Death, this limited 7″ will be hand-numbered and pressed on white wax– and only available at CM Distro and on the road this February/March on DEATH WOLF’s tour with MARDUK, MOONSPELL and INQUISITION. Stay tuned for more information aboutBloodscent and this upcoming tour coming soon!

 

DEATH WOLF online:

http://www.deathwolf.net/

http://www.facebook.com/deathwolfcult

CLUTCH Reveal Album Artwork for Earth Rocker

Announce Initial North American Tour Dates

 

First Taste of New Music to Come on Christmas Eve!  

With a little bit more than three months left before the release of CLUTCH‘s highly anticipated new studio effort Earth Rocker, the band has officially unveiled the album’s artwork and has announced the initial dates for the first leg of the North American Earth Rocker world tour.

 

The artwork was created by Nick Lakiotes, long time CLUTCH art director, who has worked on previous efforts including: Robot Hive/Exodus and Strange Cousins From the West.

 

CLUTCH has announced the initial dates for the first leg of the North American Earth Rocker world tour. The dates kick off March 8th in Cincinnati, OH and are currently slated to run through March 24th in Anaheim, CA. Support on these dates will be provided by Orange Goblin, Lionize and Kyng. Tickets for fan club members go on sale today via Pro-Rock.com and tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday December 21st. Look for more dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Before they hit the road for their annual Holiday run, CLUTCH will be headlining the KBPI “When Hell Freezes Over” show this Friday night December 21st in Denver, CO at the Fillmore Auditorium. To get more information on the show and to purchase tickets visithttp://bit.ly/SyLxpD.

 

CLUTCH’s Holiday tour dates kick off December 26th in Washington, DC and conclude with a special New Year’s Eve performance in Worcester, MA at The Palladium.

 

Fans can keep up on the progress of Earth Rocker by visiting the new websitewww.earthrocker.com. The website is a hub dedicated to all things Earth Rocker. This Christmas Evewww.earthrocker.com will debut a live video of the title track Earth Rocker, which was recorded live at The Machine Shop. Fans can expect to see frequent updates including photos, videos from the studio, song title announcements and samples of new songs.

 

In addition to the new website CLUTCH has joined the world of twitter. Follow CLUTCHon Twitter @ClutchOfficial.

 

KBPI “When Hell Freezes Over” Radio Show

12/21: Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium – Tickets

 

Holiday Tour With Mondo Generator, Saviors and Wino

12/26: Washington DC @ 9:30 Club – SOLD OUT!

12/27: Asheville NC @ The Orange Peel – Tickets

12/28: Lexington KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom – Tickets

12/29: Columbus OH @ Newport Music Hall – Tickets

12/30: Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock – Tickets on Sale Friday

12/31: Worcester MA @ The Palladium – Tickets

 

Earth Rocker European Tour

1/21: Press Day in London, UK

1/22: London, UK @ Koko – SOLD OUT!

1/23: Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg – Tickets

1/24: Press Day in Paris, FR

1/25: Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie – SOLD OUT!

1/26: Stuttgart, GER @ Universum – Tickets

1/27: Munchen, GER @ Backstage Club – Tickets

1/28: Press Day in Berlin, GER

1/29: Berlin, GER @ Lido – Tickets

1/30: Press Day in Cologne, GER

1/31: Cologne, GER @ Luxor – Tickets

2/1: Brussels, BE @ VK – Tickets

2/2: Hamburg, GER @ Logo – SOLD OUT!

2/3: Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio – Tickets

2/4: Press Day in Oslo, NO

2/5: Oslo, NO @ Parkteateret – Tickets

2/6: Press Day in Stockholm, SWE

2/7: Stockholm, SWE @ Tyrol – Tickets

 

Earth Rocker North American World Tour

3/8: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

3/9: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

3/10: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

3/11: Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom

3/12: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

3/14: Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom

3/18: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

3/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

3/21: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

3/22: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

3/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café Las Vegas

3/24: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

 

Follow CLUTCH on Twitter @ClutchOfficial

 

Like CLUTCH on Facebook

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.pro-rock.com

http://www.earthrocker.com

http://weathermakermusic.com/

70000TONS OF METAL Announce All-Star Jam Hosted By Jeff Waters! 

The holidays are around the corner, and the folks at 70000TONS OF METAL have revealed a special present! So here it is: Canadian Guitar Mastermind Jeff Waters will host “JAMMING WITH WATERS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS”, the official 70000TONS OF METAL All-Star Jam! And they want to have your input! Head over to the official 70000TONS OF METAL Facebook page at:http://www.facebook.com/pages/70000tons/107567389067 and give your feedback on which of the musicians on board you would like to participate in the most incredible jam session the Metal world has ever seen. And guess what? You can even join in yourself! Ever wanted to jam with Jeff Waters in International Waters? You can do so, but only on 70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship “Majesty of the Seas” for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at www.70000tons.com and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans!

They spare no expense to remove the seats in front of the stage in the theater, or do you really like seated Heavy Metal shows? This is 70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise where you enjoy unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board. And don’t forget, every band plays twice! There are also Clinics, Work-Shops, the infamous 70000TONS OF METAL Karaoke, Bars that never close, you heard right: They don’t close! Two full days at Sea, a fun-and-sun-filled day on a beautiful Caribbean Island and an opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the Artists that all join us for the entire trip. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!

The following 27 out of 40 bands have already been announced:

ANACRUSIS
ANGRA
ARKONA
DELAIN
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
DORO
DRAGONFORCE
ENSIFERUM
EVERGREY
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
GOTTHARD
HEIDEVOLK
HELLOWEEN
HELSTAR
IMMOLATION
IN FLAMES
KREATOR
LACUNA COIL
METAL CHURCH (Reunion Show)
NILE
RAGE and LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA
SABATON
SUBWAY TO SALLY
TIAMAT
TURISAS
TÝR
UNEXPECT

70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, will sail Monday, January 28, 2013 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, February 1, 2013.

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$299 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 room service!

What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check outhttp://www.70000tons.com/ for more information.

Joel Grind’s The YELLOWGOAT Sessions: First Single Unleashed

 

 

Gristle up your holiday caroling with “Cross Damnation,” the first single from Joel Grind’s The YELLOWGOAT Sessions offering. Recorded as a Toxic Holocaust return-to-form of sorts (think the Critical Mass demo). The YELLOWGOAT Sessions are raw, unrefined, reverbed out, distorted to hell and violently delicious.

 

 

Comments Joel Grind of the release: “I decided to not call this a Toxic Holocaust record for a few reasons. The main one being that Toxic has sort of morphed from being a solo project to now being a full band. That’s not saying you won’t see other ‘solo’ Toxic material, but for right now it’s definitely a solid band. Also, this record is definitely less thrash and more dirty rock ‘n’ roll. Finally, I didn’t want to just slap the Toxic name on it to sell it. I recorded this because I was anxious to record something like this again without over thinking things.”

 

 

“Cross Damnation” is currently available as a free download with the optional suggested donation of $1.00 from Joel Grind’s Official Page or Nimbit Music.

 

 

The full album will be released digitally January 15, 2013 with vinyl to follow in late February via Acid Rat Records. You can preview the entire album here at THIS LOCATION.

 

http://joelgrind.bandcamp.com

http://www.nimbitmusic.com/joelgrind

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY Debut Lyric Video on RevolverMag.com


Time’s Running Out EP Available Now on Standby Records.

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY may have originated from Washington DC but their style, image, sound and attitude are straight from the Sunset Strip in its debaucherousfilled heyday. The five-song Time’s Running Out EP which was released on December 4th via Standby Records has announced their arrival to the world with passion and intensity, issuing a warning to pretenders that THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY means business. The EP can be ordered through Amazon and iTunes.

 

The band recently completed work on a lyric video for the song “Panic (Time’s Running Out)”. Today the video is receiving its exclusive premiere courtesy of Revolver Magazine. Head over to RevolverMag.com and get a first glimpse at the new video HERE.

 

Check out a full stream of Time’s Running Out in its entirety courtesy of Guitar World HERE.

 

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY combine the bombastic, emotive theatrics of My Chemical Romance, the unstoppably melodic but jagged punk hooks of Green Day and the forceful, confident and party-going atmosphere of Skid Row in a way that’s fresh and original. They’ve taken these components and structured a sound that sounds as vital today as “Youth Gone Wild” back in the day. It’s the sound of the greatest bands of yesterday colliding with the anxiousness of today. THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY is combustible and ready to ignite across the globe.

 

Lineup:

Bret Von Dehl – Vocals
JC Charles – Guitar
Alex Foxx – Guitar
Brandon Kile – Bass
Tyler Gloyd – Drums

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.facebook.com/TheRelapseSymphony

https://twitter.com/RelapseSymphony

http://www.standbyrecords.net/

http://www.facebook.com/standbyrecords

 

12/17/12

Your Trip Of A Lifetime Begins In 6 Weeks! 

After almost getting lost in the rough waters of the North Sea, 70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, was drawn to The Netherlands by some symphonic sounds… the sound of DELAIN! As every year they need some Dutch on board… hang on, the Dutch? Aren’t they a real HEIDEVOLK?

So who will be the last lucky 13 on board, and what the hell are their scouting parties in Eastern Europe and freezing cold Canada doing?

Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship “Majesty of the Seas” for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at www.70000tons.com and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans!

They spare no expense to remove the seats in front of the stage in the theater, or do you really like seated Heavy Metal shows? This is 70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise where you enjoy unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board. And don’t forget, every band plays twice! There are also Clinics, Work-Shops, the infamous 70000TONS OF METAL Karaoke, Bars that never close, you heard right: They don’t close! Two full days at Sea, a fun-and-sun-filled day on a beautiful Caribbean Island and an opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the Artists that all join us for the entire trip. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!

The following 27 out of 40 bands have already been announced:

ANACRUSIS
ANGRA
ARKONA
DELAIN
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
DORO
DRAGONFORCE
ENSIFERUM
EVERGREY
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
GOTTHARD
HEIDEVOLK
HELLOWEEN
HELSTAR
IMMOLATION
IN FLAMES
KREATOR
LACUNA COIL
METAL CHURCH (Reunion Show)
NILE
RAGE and LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA
SABATON
SUBWAY TO SALLY
TIAMAT
TURISAS
TÝR
UNEXPECT

70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, will sail Monday, January 28, 2013 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, February 1, 2013.

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$299 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 room service!

What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check outhttp://www.70000tons.com/ for more information.

SCION A/V METAL is proud to present the label showcase for the legendary EARACHE RECORDS at The Glass House in Pomona, CA on Saturday January 12th, 2013 featuring performances from OCEANO, VEKTOR, BONDED BY BLOOD and WHITE WIZZARD.

This event will coincide with the 25th ANNIVERSARY of the groundbreaking Nottingham, England based label, which has been at the forefront of bringing countless legendary and pioneering acts of extreme metal and beyond to the world.

 

The tickets for this event are FREE with RSVP at the link below.

http://www.scionav.com/event/503/Oceano,-Vektor,-Bonded-By-Blood,-White-Wizzard

 

RSVP is strictly required. Early arrival to the venue is suggested as space is limited and entry will not be guaranteed.

 

This is a matinee show that will start at 1:00pm PST

 

About the bands:

OCEANO – Having relentlessly toured the globe since the release of 2010’s “Contagion”, Chicago’s reigning titans of technical death mark their long awaited return to The Glass House to blaze at the helm of this mammoth event.

 

VEKTOR – Sci fi themed and fueled with furious fervor all wrapped in a cutthroat progressive thrash primer, VEKTOR’s renowned live performances will leave all your senses frayed to say the least.

 

BONDED BY BLOOD – Pomona’s hometown thrash hero’s will be playing fresh off the heels of their new blistering opus “The Aftermath”. Be sure to check out their recent video for “Crawling in the Shadows” made with SCION A/V and directed by Dave Vorhes.

http://bit.ly/UEyjaX

 

WHITE WIZZARD – Raw, good time, fist-raising trad metal from LA with grandiose lyrics and classic rock riffs all in a sound that pays homage to an era where metal was fueled by bombastic good times filled with excess.
When asked about how he felt to be a part of this epic event, David DiSanto of Vektor said “We’re real stoked to be a part of this event. 25 years is longer than most of us have been on Earth! Congrats to Earache and thank you to Scion for all of the support for the show. See you sleazoids there!”.

 

Along with Vektor’s excitement, Pomona based Bonded by Blood also expressed their enthusiasm for this hometown rager. States Carlos Relgado: “We are excited to say that we are going to be a part of this year’s Earache showcase, along with Scion who have been super cool and have gone out of their way to support us and the scene. We just couldn’t be more grateful for them to put on shows like this – down the street from where we rehearse none the less! The Glass House in Pomona has always been one of the best known (yet also sort of unknown) places to play. In the past couple of years or so they have not been having very many metal shows. We are hoping to change that.

 

We look forward to seeing a lot of friends and family and we can’t wait to share the stage once again with great friends such as Vektor and White Wizzard. Cheers!” 

 

About SCION A/V:

Scion A/V is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion A/V has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced a collection of ‘zines. In addition, Scion A/V executes the annual Scion Music(less) Conference and operates 17 broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit: www.scionav.com

VREID: Norwegian Black ‘N’ Roll Assassins Set To Release New Full-Length; Teaser Track Posted

Norwegian black ‘n’ roll assassins VREID recently completed work on their latest long player. Titled Welcome Farewell, the follow-up to 2011’s V — whichDecibel called, “…VREID’s finest hour,” and Metal Army America commended for its “integrity and sheer electrical power,” — was recorded at bassist Hváll’s own Studio 1184 and is set for North American release via Indie Recordings March 5, 2013.

 

View their in-studio video blog at THIS LOCATION.

Comments bassist Hváll of the new material, “two years after we started writing new riffs, our new beast is now complete. It’s been a lot of work, but we are utterly pleased with the result. ‘Dark,’ ‘heavy’ and ‘VREID’ are the three keywords to describe it.  The artwork takes us in a new direction this time, and is done by the wizard Kim Holm. His work is spectacular and has captured the music and lyrics beyond words. In February the new album will see the light of day, and we can’t wait to unleash it, and come out and play for you again.”

Additionally, you can sample latest VREID single “The Reap” as well as the Welcome Farewell cover art courtesy of esteemed metal rag Terrorizer HERE! Further details on Welcome Farewell to be revealed in the coming weeks.

http://www.vreid.no
http://www.indierecordings.us

PICTURE ME BROKEN Mannequins EP Available Tomorrow on Standby Records!

EP Streaming in Full Courtesy of Metal Insider

    

Redwood City, California’s PICTURE ME BROKEN will be releasing their new EP entitled Mannequinstomorrow on Standby Records. In conjunction with the release of the EP, Metal Insider is hosting an exclusive stream of Mannequins. The EP can be heard in its entirety HERE. Be sure to check out an exclusive interview with Standby Records General Manager Shawn Carrano HERE.

The EP was produced and recorded by David Bendeth (Breaking Benjamin) features the single “Torture” which is available for streaming courtesy of Revolver MagazineHERE.

Additionally the EP can be streamed courtesy of AOL Music HERE.

PICTURE ME BROKEN is without question one of the most versatile rock acts working today.  Led by Brooklyn Layla Allman, it hasn’t taken PICTURE ME BROKEN long to convince fans worldwide that they are a breed of old school soul meets modern day turmoil to create a modern sound that will appeal to all that experience it. With Allman’s father being the musical legend Gregg Allman, it would have been easy for this act to simply let his stigma dictate their career path and allow them somewhat immediate success.  But Brooklyn and PICTURE ME BROKEN had different ideas; ideas of doing their work themselves, cutting their own niche out in a very tough active rock market, and slugging it out day by day on the road.  They have proven themselves to be musically superior to any act they’ve toured with to date by showing not only hard work, but a willingness to connect with their audience…one fan at a time if necessary.

With Allman out in front of PICTURE ME BROKEN, this is a band that commands attention from even the first glance.  Brooklyn Allman is clearly a beautiful woman, as is evidenced by her 2012 nomination in Revolver Magazine’s “Hottest Chicks In Metal”. That however doesn’t begin to portray the incredible talent that she has as a singer, a songwriter and a performer. Allman’s voice showcases everything you could ever want from a vocalist; be it soft alluring pain on songs like “Beautiful Disease” or a much more guttural rage that she lets loose on songs like “Holy Drug”.

Mannequins is available for pre-order on Amazon. It will be followed up in early 2013 withPICTURE ME BROKEN‘s debut full length release for Standby Records.

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.facebook.com/picturemebrokenband

https://twitter.com/PictureMeBroken

http://www.standbyrecords.net/

http://www.facebook.com/standbyrecords

PIG DESTROYER Frontman JR Hayes Hosts the Final Edition of Relapse Records Podcast for 2012

  

Relapse Records is closing out 2012 with a special podcast curated by the infamous J.R. Hayes of PIG DESTROYER!  Mr. Hayes has picked 20 of his favorite tracks from the Relapse catalog in addition to answering an in-depth interview about the band’s new album Book Burner.  Later in the podcast there is a preview of 2013 featuring new music from Red Fang, Blockheads, Call of the Void & Wolvserpent! Download the podcast HERE.

The undisputed kings of Grind PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records. Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound.  Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.

Book Burner has received many accolades including:

Top Album of 2012 – Decibel Magazine

Top Album of 2012 – Revolver Magazine

50 Favorite Albums of 2012 – Alarm Magazine

Best Grindcore of 2012 – Exclaim!

Top Album of 2012 – Metal Sucks

Best Metal Albums of 2012 – Loudwire

Best Metal Albums of 2012 – CraveOnline  

 

The deluxe editions each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes.  The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose.  The deluxe 2xLP also contains an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot.  All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.

 

Book Burner can be heard in its entirety on PIG DESTROYER‘s Band Camp Page HERE.

 

PIG DESTROYER‘s new video for “The Diplomat” can be viewed HERE. The video was directed by Phil Mucci (High on Fire, Opeth, Korn).
In support of Book BurnerPIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals including Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

PIG DESTROYER are available for interviews upon request.  To speak with the band, please get in touch with freeman@freemanpromotions.com.  Additional PIG DESTROYER information is available viaRelapse.com and the official PIG DESTROYER Facebook page.

PIG DESTROYER TOUR DATES:  

Jan 19       Philadelphia, PA   Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs    Tickets
May 23 – 26    Baltimore, MD        Maryland Deathfest XI

Today, SVARGA MUSIC announces March 4th, 2013 as the international release date for PAGANLAND’s Wind of Freedom. The band’s debut album, PAGANLAND’s Wind of Freedom is the Ukrainians’ first new release in nearly five years, following a split CD with Tini Zabutyh Predkiv in 2008. A celebration of pagan pride and a show of metal might, Wind of Freedom carries the listener on a windswept journey like no other – verily, to a mystical PAGANLAND. Tracklisting and cover (also attached) are as follows:
Tracklisting for PAGANLAND’s Wind of Freedom
1) Wheel of Eternity (intro)
2) Shadows of the Past
3) Power of Spirit
4) Chornohora
5) Podolyanka
6) Night Forest
7) Fogs and Twilights
8) Wind of Freedom
PAGANLAND was founded in 1997 by Ruen and Bilozor in Lviv – one of the most beautiful Ukrainian cities, whose developed traditions incorporated the European cultural spirit of the last millennium, and every stone breathes with centuries-old history of decline and revival, wars and temporary rest. The natural mysticism hidden in the Carpathians’ greatness, the dense woods, and pure mountain sources could not but affect musicians with a pagan outlook. Therefore, PAGANLAND’s debut demo Gods of Golden Circle (1999) and the demo Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors(2004), one way or another, had been nearly related to pagan metal. The line-up changes, routine of rehearsals, and hardships of concert activity caused PAGANLAND’s breakup in 2005, but three years later, the group re-formed and in 2011 recorded the first full-length album, Wind Of Freedom, having resumed their concert activity.
PAGANLAND is a group of persons holding the same views, who respect and love their native land, their nation, their language, and who are convinced that the Ukraine is the cradle of all Slavonic people with improbably interesting history forgotten and distorted for the last ten centuries. Megaliths and petroglyphs of Kamennaya Mogila (the Stone Grave), the sanctuary-observatory of Khortyt’sia, the ancient observatory of Mavrinsky Maidan, the mysterious zone of Suppert…the runes of “Veles’ Book” and runic manuscripts from the library of Anna Yaroslavna (Queen of France and Princess of Ukraine)…secret knowledge of molfars and volkhves…how many people around the world have even heard about all of this?
PAGANLAND’s members try to express their love of the native land, the nature in their lyrics and music, as well as draw attention of their listeners to the fact that not only money and lies rule the world in the period of the Epoch of Pisces. Human beings can – and must  – stand up for the truth, and the truth of life has been established long ago by our ancestors. All meaning of PAGANLAND’s creative activity is tribute to their land, their ancient culture, their history.
PAGANLAND Discography
1999 – Gods of Golden Circle (demo)
2004 – Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors/Carpathia (split-CD w/Tini Zabutyh Predkiv)
2013 – Wind Of Freedom (full-length CD)
PAGANLAND Line-up
Volodymyr – vocal
Ruen – keyboards
Yor – drums
Stanislav – bass
Vladislav – guitar
MORE INFO:

12/14/12

Hard Impact Management Inc. signs management deal with FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

             

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE has signed a management deal with Hard Impact Management Inc. (ALESTORM, BROKEN HOPE, GLORYHAMMER, SEPTICFLESH), which is led by Maurizio Iacono– who is also the general manager / co-owner of the quickly rising American booking agency Rock The Nation USA.

 

Both parties commented:

 

“When I saw FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE the first time live, I was blown away. It’s not only the great image they have, but also the musicianship, the originality and the drive behind it. To make yourself heard outside of Italy while playing extreme music is hard. It takes guts, patience and balls– and in this business, it’s a must!! They have done it and succeeded, and now it’s time to take the future by the horns. Time to let these boys grow into the global monsters they really are…Stand by 2013!” – Maurizio Iacono (Hard Impact Music Inc.)

 

“Yes! We are extremely happy to start working with Maurizio & the Hard Impact Management team. We think Hard Impact fits perfectly with what we want and represent. We’re going to kick some major asses with our new album, this is a promise! We are more motivated and focused than ever! The future is now. We’re ready to bite into it.” – FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

 

Hard Impact Music Inc. online:

www.hardimpactmusic.com 

www.rockthenationusa.com/  

SUFFOCATION: Brand New Song Available for Streaming!

New York death metal veterans, SUFFOCATION, have made the brand new track “As Grace Descends” available for streaming at the following locationhttp://www.nuclearblast.de/en/label/music/band/about/71083.suffocation.html. The songs comes from their upcoming album Pinnacle of  Bedlam, which will be released on February 19th in North America.

The record was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering was handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREEDARSISSUICIDE SILENCE). Pinnacle of Bedlam will feature 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on their Despise The Sun EP. Artwork was handled this time around by artist Raymond Swanland (DEEDS OF FLESHPSYCROPTIC).


SUFFOCATION
 were among the inductees for this year’s class of the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame. The event was held on October 18 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Pictures from the press conference can be viewed here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151091714073649.445624.41340788648&type=3.

View the video clip for the track “Cataclysmic Purification” at this location http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEYSU4XGLpI. The footage was directed by David Brodsky (ARSIS, GOD FORBID, KATAKLYSM, SWASHBUCKLE) with animation by Tim Kellen.

Blood Oath, the follow-up to 2006’s self-titled record, was recorded by Joe Cincotta (who worked on the band’s last two releases) and mixed by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISHDECREPIT BIRTH). Cover artwork was once again brought to life by Jon Zig (DEEDS OF FLESHDISGORGEGORGASM). The album was released on July 14, 2009.

For more info visit: www.facebook.com/Suffocation | www.nuclearblastusa.com/Suffocation | www.myspace.com/Suffocation

 NECROWRETCH launches first track from new album, ‘Putrid Death Sorcery’

             

French death metallers NECROWRETCH have now launched the first full track from their upcoming debut album, Putrid Death Sorcery. The title of the track, “Ripping Souls Of Sinners,” sums up the essence of NECROWRETCH quite accurately: this is soul-ripping, fear-spreading, tormenting, sacrilegious and rancid death metal!

 

To check out “Ripping Souls Of Sinners,” please click the link below:

 

http://youtu.be/NdOgF8bVBqo

 

Putrid Death Sorcery will be released on January 28th in Europe and February 5th in North America via Century Media Records. See below for the album’s track-listing:

 

Putrid Death Sorcery track-listing:

  1. Ripping Souls Of Sinners
  2. Purifying Torment
  3. Goat-Headed
  4. Putrid Death Sorcery
  5. Impious Plague In Catacombs
  6. Spewed From Hell
  7. Defiler Of Sacrality
  8. The Anthropomancer
  9. Soiled Into A Crypt
  10. Necrollections
  11. Repugnizer

NECROWRETCH live:

15.12.2012 – Detest Records farewell show – Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium

17-19.05.2013 – Deathkult Open Air 2013 – Göllnitz, Germany

 

NECROWRETCH online:

http://necrowretch.net/
http://www.facebook.com/NecroWretch

KILLING JOKE To Release The Singles Collection 1979-2012 This Spring Via Spinefarm/Universal

The Singles Tour Announced

 

KILLING JOKE will celebrate their 35th anniversary in style next year with the release of The Singles Collection 1979-2012 and a world tour set to commence in Europe this coming March. 2013 will also see the band release a new studio album!

With a fierce intelligence combined with a thirst for esoteric knowledge that matches a sound  that is visceral and almost spiritual in its primal spirit,KILLING JOKE are like no other.  This is a group spawned from punk rock that set out on one of the most remarkable and idiosyncratic journeys ever. Their influence has been enormous, with an unlikely roll-call of musicians taking their cues from the KJ catalog, from Nirvana to most modern American metal to many DJs and dance music mavericks. Few, however have come close to matching the band’s innate power.

 

The Singles Collection 1979-2012, set for release via Spinefarm/Universal on April 16, 2013, captures their ever-evolving story with a series of dark, apocalyptic songs that have successfully combined disco, funk and shamanic wisdom with the dark side of the punk fall-out. The Singles Collection 1979-2012 will be released in three formats: as a digital download, a limited edition 3-CD set and a super deluxe edition. View The Singles Collection 1979-2012cover art at THIS LOCATION.

Formats:

 

3-CD Version includes:

– 33 career-spanning singles over 2 CDs + a third disc of rarities, including previously unreleased studio tracks. This 3-CD version will be limited in number, reverting to 2 CDs containing the singles tracks. To preorder, go HERE.

 

Super Deluxe Version includes:

– Hand-numbered hinged-lid “cigar box” made from 1500mcn black-lined rigid board finished with matt print retrospective artwork.

– 33 career-spanning CD singles plus selected B-Sides in full-color card wallets featuring original artwork.

– Rarities disc, including previously unreleased studio tracks.

– 32-page perfect-bound book including rare photos, archive notes, band commentary.

– Poster designed and personally signed by long-time KILLING JOKE artist/champion, Mike Coles, printed on 250gsm silk art.

– Aluminum screw-top branded cigar tube containing original wrappers of cigars smoked by Jaz Coleman and Paul Raven during the recording of theHosannas From The Basements Of Hell album. To preorder this version, go HERE.

KILLING JOKE, with their original line-up of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth and Big Paul continuing to hold firm, have signed a brand new deal with Spinefarm and will soon set about recording a third studio album for the label. The release date of this new studio album is likely to be late 2013.

 

KILLING JOKE The Singles Tour 2013:

(Additional dates TBA)

3/15/2013 Hammerfest – Wales, UK

3/16/2013 Forum – London, UK

3/18/2013 Trix – Antwerp, BE

3/20/2013 Bataclan – Paris, FR

4/19/2013 Irving Plaza – New York, NY

4/23/2013 Cafe Campus – Montreal, QC

4/24/2013 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON

4/26/2013 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL

4/27/2013 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL

4/30/2013 Neumos – Seattle, WA

5/01/2013 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

5/03/2013 Fillmore – San Francisco, CA

5/04/2013 Brick By Brick  – San Diego, CA

5/05/2013 Henry Fonda – Los Angeles, CA

 

http://www.killingjoke.com
http://spinefarmrecords.com/usa

Reunited Italian heavy metal pioneers ASTAROTH have unveiled their “Nero’s Fire” video in support of their forthcoming first ever full-length release, “The End of Silence”, out December 21 through She Wolf Records.  The clip can be seen on the band’s official YouTube channel at this location https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v62XRiecMss
Produced by the band’s bassist  Saverio ‘Shining’ Principini and engineered by Michael Tacci (METALLICA,WHITESNAKE) in Los Angeles, “The End of Silence” marks the band’s first new recorded output since their 1985 cult classic  “The Long Loud Silence” mini-LP, and reunites original members Principini, guitarist Max Cipicchia and drummer Jan D’Amore, with American born newcomer Ace Alexander handling vocal duties in place of original frontman Bob Cattani.
“The End of Silence” track listing:
01. My Sleeping Beauty
02. Dilemma
03. Nero’s Fire
04. Apocalypse in the Living Room
05. The Siren Song
06. Dreams Die First
07. Stand or Fall Together
08. In Spite of Destiny
09. Mystic As Tarot
10. Chainless Slaves
Excerpts of all the songs are posted in streaming audio at this location: http://astarothrome.com/
Formed in Rome in the early 1980s, ASTAROTH became one of the first Italian metal bands to score an international record deal, signing with legendary Dutch label Rave On Records whose roster also included Mercyful Fate and Sortilege, among others.  Following the release of “The Long Loud Silence” and subsequent demise of Rave On, the band pulled up stakes and made the move to Los Angeles, California in 1987.  ASTAROTH would eventually split up at the end of the decade, with various members moving on to other projects, most prominently Principini‘s long-standing involvement with Italian rock superstar Vasco Rossi.
Astaroth online:

VOIVOD premieres new track, “Empathy for the Enemy,” on Full Metal Jackie; new album, ‘Target Earth,’ now available for pre-order

            

On January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America, Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD will release their 13th studio album, Target Earth! The album’s new single, “Empathy for the Enemy,”will be premiered on Full Metal Jackie this weekend (12/14-12/16), so be sure to tune in.  To find a rock station near you airing her show, please go to fullmetaljackieradio.com.

 

For fans that can’t wait until Target Earth‘s release, be sure to check out the tracks “Kluskap O Kom“, “Target Earth“, and “Mechanical Mind” for a further preview of the album! The official Target Earth EPK, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, plus an exclusive interview with Away (Michel Langevin) and Chewy (Daniel Mongrain) about the making of the album, can also be viewed online here.

 

Recorded at producer Pierre Rémillard’s Wild Studios in Quebec and mixed by Sanford Parker (PELICAN, NACHTMYSTIUM), Target Earth features artwork by drummer Away, who used color schemes from each one of the band’s previous albums to make this new masterpiece. The album brings back original bass player, Blacky (Jean Yves Thériault), marking his first recordings with the band since 1991’s Angel Rat. It’s also the first to feature guitarist Chewy, who cut his teeth playing guitar to the late Denis D’Amour’s riffs, and thus has matched his style to a tee. VOIVOD, as a full group, hadn’t sat down to write a record together since 2003’s self-titled album. The end result harkens back to the group’s late 80s output and after 30 years together as a band, one of their best yet.

 

The official track-listing for Target Earth can be seen below.

  1. Target Earth
  2. Kluskap O’Kom
  3. Empathy for the Enemy
  4. Mechanical Mind
  5. Warchaic
  6. Resistance
  7. Kaleidos
  8. Corps Étranger
  9. Artefact
  10. Defiance

To pre-order Target Earth, please head over to CM Distro for the album, plus a special bundle that includes the CD and an exclusive t-shirt.

VOIVOD online:

http://www.voivod.com/

http://www.facebook.com/Voivod

http://www.irongang.com
http://www.voivod.net
http://www.myspace.com/voivod
http://www.voivodfan.com

 

12/13/12

Candlelight Cult Series: Decibel Magazine Welcomes The North American Coming Of Chaos – Track Streams Available

On January 8th, Candlelight Records USA brings North American fans the latest symphonies of sickness from ZATOKREV, NINE COVENS andKONTINUUM.

In celebration of what they’ve fittingly crowned “an unholy trinity of relentlessly brutal, crazy diverse” offerings, Decibel is currently streaming a track from each band at THIS LOCATION.

More About The Bands:

ZATOKREV | The Bat The Wheel And The Long Road To Nowhere

The Bat The Wheel And The Long Road To Nowhere is the third full-length from Swiss death/doom conjurors ZATOKREV. Their self-dubbed “sludge-apocalypse” takes you on an transcendental musical journey that clocks in over an hour in length and features lyrics sung in English, Czech, and Slovak. Angry Metal Guy commends the band noting that they’ve “latched on to the essence of doom beyond the self-indulgent head-holding of the genre. They seem to have tapped into something that feels very human and sincere and garnished it with a primal ferocity,” while The New Review notes, “ZATOKREV skillfully play on emotion to deliver their mournful message. It’s a seriously heavy, seriously depressing doom-fest.”

 

NINE COVENS | On The Dawning Of Light

On The Dawning Of Light is the second album from rising London-based underground black metal band NINE COVENS and their first with proper distribution in North America. NINE COVENS came together to explore the darker, more brooding aspects of black metal and in doing so have created a virulent, belligerent and passionate account of the weakness that exists in humanity. NINE COVENS offers a sonic confrontation to the eternally weak and all who follow without question to reflect on themselves and consider an alternative. Named after noted English witch/magician George Pickingill,the collective shroud their identities to focus on the music. Metal Underground calls the recordm “traditional black metal done right and taken straight from the ’90s European playbook.” Adds Metal Talk: “…a good black metal album is like a journey you are forced to face and this does just that. A high quality album from the UK’s most mysterious black Metal outfit.”

 

KONTINUUM | Earth Blood Magic

Iceland-based KONTINUUM present their unique blend of structured occult ambient noise via debut Earth Blood Magic. Formed in 2010 by vocalist/guitarist Birgir Thorgeirsson with the aim to make hypnotic and spiritual musical noise, the quintet are already finding the curiosity of media stateside. This Is Not A Scene calls Earth Blood Magic, “an album which shows a lot of unique qualities and character… an unexpectedly great and sombre effort,” Terrorizer commends its, “epic, progressive black doominess,” while Metal Ireland opines, “[Earth Blood Magic is] something of an essential purchase for anyone who truly savors real dark metal – the type that Misanthropy would have put out years ago, the type that doesn’t really care for genre and instead blasts out its own thing come hell or high water. That’s what KONTINUUM are about, with all their benighted darkwave jangle, and you’d be a fool to miss it.”

http://www.zatokrev.com
http://www.ninecovens.com
http://www.facebook.com/kontinuumice
http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com

EYES SET TO KILL to Host Stickam Session Tomorrow, December 14, 2012;
Band Will Reveal Demo Song Once Facebook Page Hits 1 Million Likes

December 13, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) — EYES SET TO KILL will engage in a Stickam SessiontomorrowDecember 14 at 8:00 PM MST.  Hosted by Century Media, Alexia will be performing an acoustic song and fans will be able to live video chat with the band.  The chat will be hosted here:http://www.stickam.com/centurymedia

 

The band adds, “We are really excited for this! We realize we have been quiet for a bit so we wanted to reach out to everyone & talk about what’s been going on in ESTK world, as well as take the time to chat with all our amazing fan-base!”

 

In addition to the chat, EYES SET TO KILL has announced that once they receive 1 Million likes on their Facebook Page, they will post a demo of their song “True Colors.”  The page has nearly reached the 989,000 mark and can be accessed here: www.facebook.com/eyessettokill

 

EYES SET TO KILL will be going into the studio early next year with producer Steve Evetts [Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence] to work on their next album and debut for Century Media Records.  The band has graced the covers of USA Today, and Outburn Magazine, and has been prominently featured in a number of other publications, with inclusions on numerous ‘bands to know’ lists and is a favorite inRevolver Magazine‘s annual “Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock and Metal” issue.  With critical acclaim and three previous releases landing on the Billboard Charts, listeners will undoubtedly have lofty expectations for the upcoming EYES SET TO KILL album.

 

For more information on EYES SET TO KILL, please visit:

www.facebook.com/eyessettokill

www.twitter.com/eyessettokill

www.myspace.com/eyessettokill

www.centurymedia.com

INTRONAUT Announces Headlining Shows;

“Milk Leg” Digital Single Available on February 5, 2013

 [Photo Credit: Niky Dogatzis]

 

December 13, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) – Post-metal prog phenomenon INTRONAUT recently announced that after much anticipation, their new album HABITUAL LEVITATIONS will be released in North America on March 19, 2013.  Leading up to the release of the album, INTRONAUT will be playing a handful of headlining shows and will then head out on a North American tour with MESHUGGAH and ANIMALS AS LEADERS.  A full list of tour dates can be seen below.

 

On February 5, 2013 INTRONAUT will release “Milk Leg,” the first single off of HABITUAL LEVITATIONS. The song will be available on all digital platforms on this date, and the single will also be released as a single sided, etched 7″ vinyl, with a release date to TBA.

 

Drums for HABITUAL LEVITATIONS were recorded by producer John Haddad [Exhumed, Phobia] and Derek Donley [Bereft] handled recording for all other elements on the record.  It was mixed by Josh Newell and artwork and layout will be done by David D’Andrea who has worked with the band on previous albums.

 

INTRONAUT recently posted a rehearsal video, where they are practicing a new song that will be featured on HABITUAL LEVITATIONS.  The footage can be seen here:http://youtu.be/WJwKs3EBeAY

 

INTRONAUT’s last studio album, Valley Of Smoke, was met with vast critical acclaim and resulted in the band landing a direct support slot for TOOL, as well as a number of other key acts.

 

The band is confirmed for this year’s Roadburn Festival held in the Netherlands and will be doing a full European tour around the event with The Atlas Moth and Castle.

 

Headlining Dates:

02/03/13 – Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point

02/04/13 – Santa Fe, NM @ Sol

02/06/13 – Austin, TX @ Red 7

02/07/13 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

02/09/13 – Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar

02/10/13 – Tallahassee, FL @ Rehab

 

Dates with Meshuggah, Animals As Leaders:

02/11/13 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre

02/12/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage / Earthlink Live

02/13/13 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte

02/14/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts

02/15/13 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom

02/16/13 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

02/17/13 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

02/19/13 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Sound Academy

02/20/13 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

02/21/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

02/22/13 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues

02/23/13 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

02/24/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

02/26/13 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada @ Union Hall

02/27/13 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

03/01/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

03/02/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theater

03/03/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

 

For more information on INTRONAUT, visit:

www.facebook.com/intronaut

www.centurymedia.com

 

DARKTHRONE TO RELEASE “THE UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE” THIS FEBRUARY

Latest studio album from legendary duo out February 26th via Peaceville Records

NORWAY – Norwegian legend, Darkthrone, has completed work on its latest album The Underground Resistance, which is set for release on Peaceville Records on February 26th.

The Underground Resistance is Darkthrone’s latest venture through the metal cosmos, and first new album since the 2010 opus Circle the WagonsThe Underground Resistancecontains Darkthrone’s trademark masterful riffing in a broad range of styles, effortlessly bounding through the annals of classic metal, taking in thrash, speed and black metal, and not forgetting a dose of punk. All in all a ferocious and dynamic set of tracks drenched in Fenriz’s and Nocturno’s rich and diverse tastes in all things metal, primarily those rooted firmly in the spirit of the 80’s. Six tracks long, and each one an epic in itself, this is undoubtedly Darkthrone’s strongest outing of late.

 

The Underground Resistance was written and recorded spring 2010 to summer 2012 at Necrohell 2 studios by the band themselves. The album was mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door in Texas. Cover artwork also comes courtesy of the iconic and celebrated artist Jim Fitzpatrick.

Commented Fenriz, “Three songs each, Ted’s are flown from the universe of metal with his strongest voice ever so far. Songs of mine are torn from the wombs of the riders of rohan of metal, safely cradled in 1985 style.”

Darkthrone began life in the late 80’s as a thrash/death metal act and progressed through technical death/doom metal experimentation to become a legend of the black metal world and one of the original leading bands of the Norwegian scene, as well as inspiring a whole generation of metal bands.

Stay tuned to www.peaceville.com for more information on Darkthrone and The Underground Resistance, out this winter on Peaceville Records.

IN FLAMES Announces Additional Tour Dates for 2013 Headline Run with DEMON HUNTER, ALL SHALL PERISH, and BATTLECROSS

 

Last week, Sweden’s IN FLAMES announced the first leg of their upcoming headline tour with Demon HunterAll Shall Perish andBattlecross. Today, the band is releasing the second leg of dates, which includes several stops in Canada. The Artist Arena Fanclub pre-sale began yesterday at 3pm local time in each market, and tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, 12/14 and Saturday, 12/15.

The band is currently out on the road as direct support for Lamb Of God.  Dates for the headlining run are below, along with all other previously announced dates.

 

IN FLAMES has sold over a million albums in the US alone, with their latest, Sounds Of A Playground Fading, debuting at #26 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts in the US and #1 on the German album charts.  The music video for “Where The Dead Ships Dwell” off of Sounds Of A Playground Fading, can be seen here: http://youtu.be/ylfn0o66jwM

 

Remaining Dates with Lamb Of God (2012):

12/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre

12/14 – Medford, OR @ Medford Armory

12/15 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

12/16 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

 

70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise

01/28/13 – 02/01/13 – Miami, FL

 

2013 Headlining Dates W/ Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish, Battlecross

2/2 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

2/4 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre

2/5 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

2/7 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theatre

2/8 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

2/9 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre

2/10 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater

2/12 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre

2/13 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

2/14 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

2/15 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre

2/16 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

2/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

2/20 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

2/21 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

2/22 – Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre

2/23 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre

2/24 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue

2/26 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop

2/27 – Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre

2/28 – Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Imperial

3/1 – Moncton, NB @ Casino NB

3/2 – Halifax, NS @ Cunard Centre

3/4 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

3/5 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

3/6 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

3/7 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA

 

For more information on IN FLAMES, visit:

http://www.inflames.com

https://www.facebook.com/inflames

http://www.centurymedia.com

 THE SAFETY FIRE reveals the “Stache Diaries”

          

For those fans of THE SAFETY FIRE with serious withdrawal symptoms, the band has put together a special film documenting their time away. Rather appropriately it’s been dubbed the “Stache Tour Diary 2012,” and it can be viewed here:

 

http://youtu.be/IDmQFKm12T0

 

At the end of January, THE SAFETY FIRE will kick-off an 11-date UK tour with tech-metal behemoths THE FACELESS, making sure that 2013 begins with an almighty bang. Guitarist Derya “Dez” Nagle had this to say about the tour and the past year:

 

“This has been an absolutely amazing year for TSF. Aside from releasing our debut album, touring the States and Europe and playing some amazing festivals, we have had the pleasure of playing with some awesome bands. We are glad to see the trend is continuing on into 2013, with what is set to be an amazing tour with THE FACELESS. Exciting times ahead. Hype.”

 

Dates can be found below:

THE SAFETY FIRE tour dates feat. THE FACELESS

January 30 – Bristol – The Fleece
January 31 – Southampton – The Cellar
February 1 – Brighton – The Haunt
February 2 – Nottingham – Rock City
February 3 – Glasgow – King Tut’s
February 4 – Newcastle – O2 Academy
February 5 – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
February 6 – Manchester – NQ Live
February 7 – London – O2 Academy Islington
February 8 – Sheffield – Corporation

February 9 – Leeds – The Cockpit

 

THE SAFETY FIRE will be touring in support of their recently released debut album,Grind The Ocean. To purchase the album, please head over to CM Distro or iTunes.

 

Read on for a few reviews of THE SAFETY FIRE’s Grind The Ocean:

 

“Right now the UK progressive metal scene is extremely healthy, and the emergence of THE SAFETY FIRE is about to provide another boost.” – METAL HAMMER

 

“Complex forwarding thinking metal… You have to be pretty damned good to stand out from the crowd these days. London crowd THE SAFETY FIRE do so by using the oldest trick in the book – by writing proper, solid songs.” – ROCKSOUND

 

“If you’re on the lookout for great progressive metal in 2012, these guys come highly recommended.” – GUITAR WORLD

 

“Imagine a startling mix of AT THE DRIVE IN and KARNIVOOL , melded to the fluid harmonics of THE MARS VOLTA,the distracting glories of BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and the sonic flows of CIRCLES…The album is a tempestuous maelstrom of consuming emotions and atmospheres layered upon polyrhythmic disinterested structures and expansive and attention grabbing melodies and vocal harmonies.” – THIS IS NOT A SCENE

 

“‘Grind The Ocean’ is soothing yet fierce, familiar yet unexpected, and a great debut.” –HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY

 

“THE SAFETY FIRE’s music is dynamic and diverse throughout each song, able to capture and maintain a listener’s attention across their multiple 6-minute epics.” – METAL SUCKS

 

THE SAFETY FIRE online:

http://www.facebook.com/thesafetyfire

http://www.myspace.com/thesafetyfire

http://www.twitter.com/thesafetyfire

http://www.youtube.com/thesafetyfire

http://thesafetyfire.bigcartel.com

MY SOLILOQUY: Sensory To Release Debut From British Prog Metal Unit

 

The progressive metal purveyors at Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge Group, have confirmed the release of the debut studio opus from British prog outfit MY SOLILOQUY in North America on January 29th, 2013.

 

MY SOLILOQUY was formed by multi-instrumentalist Pete Morten in 2002. Since then the quintet has released a number of demos, gaining traction in the metal underground, and have performed a number of notable support shows with Pagans Mind, Power Quest, Oliver and Rick Wakeman and Threshold, as well as a second-to-headlining set at Bloodstock 2005 and a showcase at ProgPower UK II in 2007. Additionally, since 2007, Morten has been an active member of British prog metal legends Threshold. His membership has raised awareness (and created anticipation) for MY SOLILOQUY’s long awaited debut.

 

The essence of MY SOLILOQUY is pure forward thinking metal – symphonic keyboards, shredding guitar leads, soaring vocals – all finely woven together through a blend of intricacy and melody into a powerful force fans of Threshold, Dream Theater and Circus Maximus will flock to. Following a pair of demos and an EP release, Sensory is proud to finally unleash the newly-completed first full-length from this act. With nearly all instrumentation on the recording executed solely by Pete Morten, minus the drumming, The Interpreter flows with over fifty minutes of grand musicianship, expertly mixed and mastered by Rob Aubrey, a mainstay of Marillion’s camp for many years.

 

Check out a trailer for The Interpreter as well as the album’s striking cover art and more AT THIS LOCATION.

 

Interviews with Pete Morten and review copies of The Interpreter are available now upon request.

 

The Interpreter Track Listing:

1. Ascension Pending

2. Flash Point

3. Corrosive De-Emphasis

4. Fractured

5. Six Seconds Grace

6. Dream In Extremis

7. Inner Circles

8. Star

 

MY SOLILOQUY live lineup:

Pete Morten – vocals, guitars

Damon Roots – drums, percussion

Mike Gilpin – guitars, vocals

Andy Berry – keyboards

Chris Sharp – bass

 

http://www.mysoliloquy.net

https://www.facebook.com/mysoliloquy

https://twitter.com/MySoliloquyUK

http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheLasersEdge

ORGY and Loudwire.com Premiere New Music Video for ‘Grime of the Century’ Today! 

 

Multi-platinum electronic rockers ORGY and Loudwire.com have teamed up to premiere the band’s brand new music video for their new single, ‘Grime of the Century’, directed by Lord Zane Rising. The video is available for viewing now at this location.

 

‘Grime of the Century’ was released earlier this fall and has been very well-received by radio stations and fans alike. ORGY recently finished up a successful tour of the west coast in select markets and plans to tour Europe in the summer of 2013. The band is currently finishing up new music in the studio.

ORGY is:

Jay Gordon – Lead Vocals

Carlton Bost – Guitars, Gadgets & Vocals

Ashburn Miller – Guitars & Gadgets

Nic Speck – Bass & Vocals

Jamie Miller – Drums & Guitar

 

To learn more about ORGY, their new single and their upcoming tour, please visit:

www.orgymusic.com

www.grimeofthecentury.com

www.soundcloud.com/orgysongs

www.twitter.com/OrgyOfficial

www.riotmedia.com

www.d1music.com

Century Media Records signs STARKILL

             

Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of the melodic death metal band STARKILL.

 

Listen to a track (“Sword, Spear, Blood, Fire”) from their debut album here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNdqmx6eERQ

 

Let us know what you think.

 

More information on STARKILL will be released soon.

 

12/12/12

PEACEVILLE RECORDS TO REISSUE MYSTICUM’S DEBUT “IN THE STREAMS OF INFERNO” THIS FEBRUARY

Cult classic debut of genre-defining cold industrial black metal remastered with bonus tracks and extra DVD

NORWAY – One of the pioneering industrial black metal forces to emerge in the early 90’s, Mysticum and Peaceville Records are proud to announce the reissue of the band’s debut album, In the Streams of Inferno, on February 26th. The reissued version of In the Streams of Inferno will feature an extensive remastering, courtesy of Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Studios in Oslo, Norway, two bonus songs and bonus DVD. The packaging also contains new artwork made in close association with the band to fully reflect the intended vision, plus liner notes and additional lyrics. The release will be available in both CD and vinyl format.

 

The bonus DVD will contain two live shows from 1996. “Grotten” in Asker, Norway has until now been totally unknown to the masses except for the few that were present at the show. The other show is the more well-known Bradford, UK set from Mysticum’s European tour with Marduk and Gehenna. Overall both gigs give a great glimpse into the pure atmosphere and intensity of this cult act – a must for all fans.
A perfect concoction of cold, primitive black metal and forward-thinking ideas from an act unafraid to push boundaries, the hell of In the Streams of Inferno has had a lasting and profound impact on many since 1996.

 

The band was originally signed to Euronymous’ Deathlike Silence Productions label, such was his belief in the band (Mysticum even featured Hellhammer from Mayhem in their line-up for a brief period). However, this venture proved to be cut short following his death, forcing Mysticum to look elsewhere for the release of their eventual debut album, In the Streams of Inferno finally surfacing in 1996.
Unifying the core trio of Herr General Cerastes, Svartravn and Mean Malmberg in late 2011, Mysticum has commenced work on its follow-up album, Planet Satan, to be released 2013 on Peaceville Records.

 

Stay tuned for more information on Mysticum.

LACUNA COIL Premieres New Music Video for “End Of Time” with XL Magazine Italy

December 12, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) – As special holiday treat for fans, Italy’s LACUNA COIL has released their new music video for “End Of Time.”  The video was produced by K48 and directed by the Italian director Saku, who had worked with the band for previous videos such as “Spellbound” and “I Won’t Tell You”. He also directed the mini-movies that were featured on the bonus-DVD included on the limited editions of the band’s current album DARK ADRENALINE.

 

For the premiere of the clip LACUNA COIL and Century Media Records has teamed up with the online outlet of the Italy’s XL Magazine, the biggest monthly magazine for music and entertainment in Italy. Check out the music video for “End Of Time” by clicking here: http://videodrome-xl.blogautore.repubblica.it/2012/12/12/esclusiva-xl-lacuna-coil-end-of-time/

 

LACUNA COIL recently announced that they will be touring the US in February 2013 with SEVENDUST.  A full list of dates can be seen below.

 

The band has spent the past year touring the world in support of their new album, DARK ADRENALINE.  Released earlier this year via Century Media Records, the album debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, selling nearly 20,000 units in its first week, and spawned the crushing first single “Trip The Darkness.”  The band has sold upwards of 800,000 units in the US alone and with six full-length albums, two EPs, various singles and a DVD under their belt; LACUNA COIL maintains their prominent role in the modern rock scene.

 

Tour Dates with Sevendust:

02/02/13 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s

02/03/13 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans

02/05/13 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

02/06/13 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

02/07/13 – Portland, ME @ The Asylum

02/08/13 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

02/09/13 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2

02/10/13 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

02/12/13 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge

02/14/13 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

02/15/13 – Broussard, LA @ The Station

02/16/13 – Beaumont, TX @ Dixie Dance Hall

02/17/13 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution! Music Room

02/19/13 – Springfield, IL @ Boondocks

02/21/13 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre

02/22/13 – South Bend, IN @ Club Fever

02/23/13 – Cedar Falls, IA @ Pepsi Pavilion

 

For more information on LACUNA COIL visit:

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ATTIC: BrooklynVegan Streaming Debut LP From German Metal Unit

 

The Invocation, the scorching, atmospheric debut LP from German classic metalsmiths ATTIC, is out now in Europe and will be available in North America before the INRI holiday later this month via Ván Records.

 

It’s been a busy year for Germany’s ATTIC. Having only formed in late 2010 through mutual interests in sinister music, horror movies and literature, spiritualism and occultism, the band self-released their debut self-titled EP, a split 7” with Walpurgis Night, and now proudly unleash their mammoth debut full-length, The Invocation, all within the 2012 calendar.

 

ATTIC’s convincing, raw, classic old-school heavy metal follows a diehard path forged by traditional Mercyful Fate, Pentagram, Judas Priest and Helstar yet resounds with modern production, and is portrayed through a dark, dense atmosphere. Surging with nearly fifty minutes of this huge-sounding blend,The Invocation was recorded at The Underworld Studios and produced, mixed and mastered by Mersus (Destroyer666, Gospel of the Horns, Zarathustra), bearing cover artwork by Markus Vesper (Manilla Road, A Tortured Soul, Poison Oath, Headless Beast).

 

BrooklynVegan is now streaming the entire album. Blare all of The Invocation RIGHT HERE.

 

German news site Spiegel published a large feature on Ván Records’ new December releases — including ATTIC alongside labelmates Vanderbuyst, Year Of The Goat, GOLD and more — where European readers can stream all four new albums AT THIS LOCATION.

 

The Invocation track listing:

1. The Hidden Grave (intro)

2. Funeral in the Woods

3. Join the Coven

4. Edlyn

5. Ghost of the Orphanage

6. In the Chapel (intro)

7. The Invocation

8. The Headless Horseman

9. Satan’s Bride

10. Evil Inheritance

 

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Today, CONVULSE premiere the new track “Inner Evil” on heavily trafficked web-portal Metalsucks.net“Inner Evil” hails from CONVULSE’s Inner Evil EP, set for international release on January 25th, 2013 through SVART RECORDS. This two-song EP features CONVULSE’s first recordings in nearly 20 years, and will be available on CD, 12″ vinyl, and digital-download formats. The title track to CONVULSE’s Inner Evil can be heard in its entirety here: www.metalsucks.net/2012/12/12/exclusive-track-premiere-inner-evil-the-first-new-convulse-song-in-eighteen-years/
Recorded in full analog in the autumn of 2012, CONVULSE’s Inner Evil consists two long, exclusive tracks. The band features the original vocalist, guitarist, and bass player in their ranks, and their brand of classic old-school death metal still sounds like it’s 1991. With a new full-length album scheduled for autumn 2013 through SVART, this is the first recorded material by CONVULSE since their demise in the mid ’90s. Tracklisting and cover art (also attached) are as follows:
Tracklisting for CONVULSE’s Inner Evil EP
1) “Inner Evil”
2) “God of Delusion”
“Our new material has a strong old-school death metal feel to it, and the band is tighter than ever before,” says CONVULSE guitarist/vocalist Rami Jämsä. “When recording, we concentrated on the energy brought on by playing everything live — no triggers or Pro Tools. Nothing beats a well-rehearsed band playing live, be it on stage or in the studio.”
Formed in 1988 under the name S.D.S., CONVULSE’s first release was the Resuscitation Of Evilness demo cassette in 1990. The success of the demo led to a deal with the French record label Thrash Records, which released the band’s first full-length album, World Without God. A CD-single, Lost Equilibrium, followed in 1993 via Relapse Records, after which CONVULSE prepared to record its second album, Reflections. The group travelled to Sunlight Studios in Sweden and laid down the effort in a one-week period. The following year (1993) was dedicated to CONVULSE members performing their mandatory military service in Finland, which delayed the release of Reflections until the summer of 1994 (also through Relapse). An attempt to regroup in support of the CD ended “with poor results,” and after serious discussions, a decision was made to put CONVULSE to rest.

After an 18-year break, CONVULSE returned in 2012 and played a few comeback shows in Finland. In addition, the band has already been confirmed to play next year’s edition of the Maryland Deathfest, with more live appearances in the works.

CONVULSE 2012 is:

Rami Jämsä: Guitar, Growls
Juha Telenius: Bass
Kristian Kangasniemi: Guitar
Rolle Markos: Drums

KRISIUN premieres new video for “The Will To Potency” on No Clean Singing.com

           
On their last tour across the US, the Três Irmãos of KRISIUN filmed a new video for “The Will To Potency”, a song from their latest studio album, The Great Execution. To watch this Tarantino-esque video, please head over to No Clean Singing.com for the premiere:

 

http://www.nocleansinging.com/2012/12/12/an-ncs-video-premiere-krisiun-the-will-to-potency/

 

The director and producer of the video, Tommy Jones, comments:

 

“The band had originally contacted me to do a live video on the ‘Conquerors of the World Tour’. We filmed every night live, however the day before the last show of the tour, we had a day off on a drive through New Mexico towards the last show in Texas. I had the idea of filming the band out in the middle of the desert because I love that area and always wanted to do a desert shoot. So I convinced the driver to pull over in the middle of nowhere at 9AM. We filmed for about 2 and a half hours out there, using a laptop as audio playback. We caught the attention of the Mexican Border Patrol who came to check out what we were doing. They sent about 3 SUVs out to check us out. Once they made sure we weren’t doing anything ‘too illegal’ they got a kick out of it and were taking pictures on their iPhones because they said in all their years, they haven’t seen a band set up in the middle of the desert.

 

When it was all said and done, we filmed every night on tour, but it ended up that the majority of the video was filmed on that day off in the middle of the New Mexican desert in about 2.5 hours.

 

It was a fun video, and I’m glad we got to do it this way, we all are really stoked how the desert stuff came out.”

 

European tour dates for KRISIUN will soon be announced, so stay tuned for an update coming soon!

 

To purchase KRISIUN’s latest effort, The Great Execution, please head over to iTunesfor a digital copy or CM Distro for CD/LP formats.

 

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12/11/12

DEFEATED SANITY: New Track Stream From German Death Metal Behemoths Posted

 Preorder Packages Available

 

German progressive death metal behemoths DEFEATED SANITY will unleash Passages Into Deformity on February 5, 2013 through Willowtip Records. Recorded at Soundlodge Studios in Germany with guest vocal appearances by Frank Rini (Internal Bleeding), AJ Magana (ex-DEFEATED SANITY, Disgorge US), and Brian Forgue (Syphilic, Gutrot) and sound effects performed by Jon Engman (ex-Brodequin), the nine-track follow-up to 2010’s critically hailed Chapters of Repugnance will be paired with a bonus DVD featuring making-of clips, interviews with the band, and sick performance videos! Said the band of their latest output: “The album has a more old-school vibe to it, with a lot of early ‘90s inspired riffs and slams, but we made it a point to not get away from the technical and progressive stuff as well.”

 

As a special holiday treat, DEFEATED SANITY offers up a taste of the sonic slaughterfest with “Verblendung” at THIS LOCATION. Feel the wrath; suffer.

Preorders come with a free Passages Into Deformity embroidered patch. For more info point your browser HERE.

In related news, DEFEATED SANITY will take their bowel-shattering brutality to Russia and Belarus next year in support of Passages Into Deformity. See confirmed dates below. More to be added in the coming weeks.

DEFEATED SANITY Passages Into Deformity Tour 2013:
4/12/2013 Fatality Fest 5 – St. Petersburg, RU
4/12/2013 Sick Fest 11 – Arkhangelsk, RU
4/14/2013 Not Quiet Extreme Fest 2 – Syktyvkar, RU
4/15/2013 Grim Sound Fest – Izhevsk, RU

4/17/2013 Ural Death Fest 2 – Ekaterinburg, RU
4/20/2013 Extreme Condition Fest – UFA, RU
4/24/2013 Day Of Dust Fest – Minsk, BY

 

DEFEATED SANITY…amplifies any presuppositions one might have of Hell and turn it ten-fold.” – Sputnik Music

“…pitiless, enthralling Brutal Death Metal.” – Metal Observer

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SAXON VOCALIST BIFF BYFORD GUESTS ON NEW AVANTASIA ALBUM

NWOBHM living legend Biff Byford of SAXON will be performing guest vocal duties on the latest rock opera by AVANTASIA, The Mystery Of Time.  Watch studio footage taken by AVANTASIA frontman/mastermind Tobias Sammet in Brighton, England on AVANTASIA’s official YouTube channel.

 

Musicians also confirmed to make appearances on The Mystery Of Time – slated for release in 2013 – include drummer Russell Gilbrook (URIAH HEEP), guitarist/producer Sascha Paeth, and guitarist BRUCE KULICK (ex-KISS/GRAND FUNK RAILROAD).

 

AVANTASIA’s last two albums, The Wicked Symphony and Angel Of Babylon, were released in 2010 and included guest appearances by Klaus Meine (SCORPIONS), Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN), Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-ICED EARTH), Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X), and Jon Oliva (JON OLIVA’S PAIN, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SAVATAGE) among others.

 

Watch Tobi’s first studio report from Germany here.

 

For a taste of AVANTASIA, check out the following videos: “Dying For An Angel” (featuring SCORPIONS’ Klaus Meine), “Carry Me Over,” and “Lost In Space.”

 

When not crafting AVANTASIA albums, Tobias Sammet fronts the high humor/high energy heavy metal band EDGUY.

 

Stay updated on all things AVANTASIA at www.TobiasSammet.com.

 

VOIVOD premieres new track, “Kluskap O’Kom,” on Brooklyn Vegan.com

          

On January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America, Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD will release their 13th studio album, Target Earth! To hear a new track from the album, please head over to Brooklyn Vegan.com for the exclusive stream of “Kluskap O’Kom”:

 

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For fans that can’t wait until Target Earth‘s release, be sure to check out the tracks “Target Earth” and “Mechanical Mind” for a further preview of the album! The officialTarget Earth EPK, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, plus an exclusive interview with Away (Michel Langevin) and Chewy (Daniel Mongrain) about the making of the album, can also be viewed online here.

 

Recorded at producer Pierre Rémillard’s Wild Studios in Quebec and mixed by Sanford Parker (PELICAN, NACHTMYSTIUM), Target Earth features artwork by drummer Away, who used color schemes from each one of the band’s previous albums to make this new masterpiece. The album brings back original bass player, Blacky (Jean Yves Thériault), marking his first recordings with the band since 1991’s Angel Rat. It’s also the first to feature guitarist Chewy, who cut his teeth playing guitar to the late Denis D’Amour’s riffs, and thus has matched his style to a tee. VOIVOD, as a full group, hadn’t sat down to write a record together since 2003’s self-titled album. The end result harkens back to the group’s late 80s output and after 30 years together as a band, one of their best yet.

 

The official track-listing for Target Earth can be seen below.

  1. Target Earth
  2. Kluskap O’Kom
  3. Empathy for the Enemy
  4. Mechanical Mind
  5. Warchaic
  6. Resistance
  7. Kaleidos
  8. Corps Étranger
  9. Artefact
  10. Defiance

 

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FRONTIERS RECORDS LAUNCHES OFFICIAL NORTH AMERICAN ONLINE STORE IN CONJUNCTION WITH EMI

LABEL SERVICES AND MERCH DIRECT

 

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the launch of its official North American online store in conjunction with EMI Label Services and Merch Direct.  The shop can be visited at www.merchdirect.com/frontiers or www.frontiers.it/us.  Fans of hard rock, heavy metal, melodic rock, classic AOR rock, progressive rock and similar genres will now have a fantastic one-stop shopping location to conveniently purchase the latest releases from the likes of heavy-hitters Dokken, Whitesnake, Sebastian Bach, Loverboy, Trixter, Warrant, YES, Night Ranger, Electric Light Orchestra and more as well as Frontiers’ specialty artists like Jimi Jamison, Issa, Ten and Work Of Art.  Every customer will receive a free MP3 sampler containing 16 tracks from various Frontiers releases. The sampler will be updated often to make sure consumers are getting the freshest look at what Frontiers has to offer. Special discounts (i.e. an ongoing 20% discount off your order for customers who buy 5 or more albums) and added value items will be made available exclusively through the Frontiers online store as well as exclusive video content.

 

Frontiers Records has an exciting 2013 release schedule planned for January including Crashdiet’s THE SAVAGE PLAYGROUND, Pink Cream 69’s CEREMONIAL, Jorn’s SYMPHONIC and the limited-edition LP release of Journey’s latest studio album ECLIPSE; all are available for pre-order now. Also available for pre-order is the self-titled debut from Snakecharmer which features former members of Whitesnake, Thunder, Ozzy Osbourne and more.  Later in 2013, the label will have new studio albums by Player, Great White, Stryper, W.E.T., King Kobra, Baton Rouge, Diamond Dawn, De La Cruz and more, as well as reissues from Electric Light Orchestra and Jeff Lynne.

For more information, please visit:

www.frontiers.it

 

12/10/12

NAILS Announces January Tour Dates

Band To Occupy Godcity Studios This Month

 

Following their recent attack of shows down the West Coast supporting Converge, Torche and Kvelertak, NAILS has just confirmed a new three-day January West Coast assault.

 

Dubbed “United & Strong 2013,” the crushing short tour will feature NAILS headlining three California dates with support from Death Threat, Twitching Tongues and Incendiary in late January. These shows will serve as a record release weekend for their upcoming Obscene Humanity 7”, boasting three of the most iconic tracks from the bands’ 2009 Obscene Humanity 12” EP, re-recorded during the Unsilent Death recording sessions. Cvlt Nation is hosting a stream of the reanimated title track “Obscene Humanity,” alongside a detailed breakdown of the process behind bringing these songs back to life for this 7” by founding guitarist/vocalist Todd Jones, AT THIS LOCATION.

 

NAILS will enter Godcity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts with Converge’s Kurt Ballou from late December into early January, where they’ll align their hate on tape once again, recording their anticipated next full-length, Abandon All Life, set for release mid-year once again through Southern Lord.

 

United & Strong 2013 — NAILS w/ Death Threat, Twitching Tongues, Incendiary:

1/25/2012 Gilman Street – Berkeley, CA w/ Lecherous Gaze

1/26/2012 Rock City – Camarillo, CA w/ Catholic Spit, Violent Americans

1/27/2012 Aladdin Jr. – Pomona, CA w/ Retaliate, New Brigade

 

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IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION
Premiere New Video!
  
Earlier this year IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTIONreleased their debut Recurring Themes. The album was produced by Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson), and features nine original tracks that showcase the band’s vocal harmonies soaring over original progressive-metal riffing, melodic compositions and the rhythms of ex-Tiles drummer, Pat DeLeon.Recurring Themes was financed entirely by the band andis available for purchase via the band’s websiteiTunesAmazon,CD Baby, Lasers EdgeDearborn Music and is now available through Nightmare Records.

Recently ISD completed work on a video for the song “Monster”. The video is receiving its exclusive premiere today courtesy of Noisecreep. Be one of the first to see the video for “Monster” HERE.

 

As a special holiday gift for their fans ISD is having a 50 percent off sale on everything in their “destructStore” including their debut album Recurring Themes. Check out the sale and pick up your ISD merchandise HERE.

 

IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTIONis the brainchild of Detroit-based guitarist, vocalist and metal innovator Tony Piccoli. Influenced by the raw power of bands such as Strapping Young Lad, Meshuggah and Pantera , as well as the disciplined complexities of progressive groups like Dream Theater and GenesisPiccoli set out to change the face of metal. His blend of crushing guitars, ethereal overtones, a combination of vocal styles and wonderful melody are wrapped in subtly complex time signatures, skull-crushing guitar riffs, and melodic hooks so memorable that you will need surgery to get these songs out of your head.

 

IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION are:

Tony Piccoli – Lead Vocals, Guitars

Pat DeLeon – Drums, Percussion

Scott Thompson – Guitars, Vocals

Pete Hopersberger – Keyboards, Vocals

Bryan Paxton – Bass, Vocals

 

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YEAR OF THE GOAT: Swedish Occult Metal Outfit’s Debut Album Out Now

Stream All Of Angels’ Necropolis Now At This Is Not A Scene

 

Angels’ Necropolis, the infernal debut album from Östergötland/Norrköping, Sweden-based quintet YEAR OF THE GOAT, is available now worldwide via Ván Records, the gang liable for bringing The Devil’s Blood, The Ruins Of Beverast, Nagelfar and others into the cult spotlight over the last decade.

 

Blazing with over fifty minutes of supreme, metallic occult rock, Angels’ Necropolis has been reaping mass acclaim, with an arsenal of perfect scores and major features infiltrating print and online media outlets worldwide, and setting the YEAR OF THE GOAT name up for best-of 2012 listings abroad.

 

In commemoration of its unleashing upon the planet, This Is Not A Scene and Earsplit are hosting a stream of Angels’ Necropolis, so celebrate the YEAR OF THE GOAT as loud as possible RIGHT HERE.

 

Mainstream German news site Spiegel posted a colossal feature on Ván Records’ new December releases — including YEAR OF THE GOAT, alongside labelmates Vanderbuyst, GOLD, Attic and more — where European readers can stream the album(s) as well AT THIS LOCATION.

 

Preceded only by two short EP’s, also released by their comrades at Ván Records, Angel’s Necropolis is a brilliantly infectious album highlighting the classic metal/occult rock harmonies YEAR OF THE GOAT seemingly permeate the air around them with, rather than “perform” or “execute” said riffery. The atmospheric permeation of the eight rituals which comprise their Angel’s Necropolis offering form the proper conditions to transport the listener to another plane of existence for over fifty minutes; a meditative state in tribute to Lucifer and his legions.

 

Review copies of Angel’s Necropolis and interviews with YEAR OF THE GOAT are available now worldwide via Earsplit PR: earsplitpr@aol.com.

 

“Album Of The Month” – Metal Hammer Greece

 

“The time is now for an end to the cynical exploitation of the occult by the apparent legion of frauds. Year of the Goat and their peers are laying the foundation for an extremely exciting movement and, as a shot across the bows, this is as powerful an opening gambit as there has ever been. Doubters will be silenced…” – Lurker’s Path

 

“…Sinners, thieves and liars, get ready for the ultimate occult magical Sabbatic Rock release of 2012… 10/10” – Metak Kaoz

 

“…a wildly dynamic record imbued with rich, vintage tones and ritualistic songwriting and lyrics. 9/10” – Soundshock

 

“Ein tolles Werk, wenn man sich ihm gegenüber öffnet und es entdecken möchte. Ich prophezeihe dann allerdings Suchtgefahr! Sagt nicht man hätte euch nicht gewarnt! 10/10” – Hell Is Open

 

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BUCKCHERRY to Release New Album ‘Confessions’ February 19, 2013 via Century Media Records

 

Free Download of First Single, “Gluttony” Available Today Only;

Digital Single Available for Purchase at iTunes Tomorrow (December 11)

[Buckcherry photo by Stevie D.]

 

Multi-Platinum Los Angeles rock band Buckcherry will release their new CD Confessions February 19, 2013 via Century Media Records. “Gluttony”–the first single from the album–will be available for purchase through iTunes tomorrow (Tuesday, December 11). In the meantime, a free download of “Gluttony” is available today only (Monday, December 10) atwww.centurymedia.com/specials/buckcherry. A lyric video for “Gluttony” can also be seen on the free download page.

 

  

 

Buckcherry just wrapped a string of UK dates and will headline North American shows in late December and January before joining Kid Rock as special guests on the upcoming “Rebel Soul” Tour beginning February 2 in Kansas City, MO. In addition, Buckcherry will co-headline Fremont Street Experience’s Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve 2013 celebration in Las Vegas December 31.

While on tour, Buckcherry will preview new songs from Confessions, the band’s sixth studio album and first U.S. release for Century Media Records. Confessions merges punk grit, gutter attitude, honest storytelling, and razor sharp hooks. The lyrics are tied together by the underlying theme of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Buckcherry continues to resonate because they’re so unabashedly honest in their recordings and on stage. “It’s a real rock ‘n’ roll band,” says Nelson. “You get 100 percent of what we are and what we’re about. We don’t apologize for it.”

BuckcherryJosh Todd (vocals), Keith Nelson (guitar), Stevie D. (guitar), Jimmy Ashhurst (bass),Xavier Muriel (drums)–are one of the premier rock bands of the new millennium, having sold more than three million records in America alone and touring virtually non-stop, playing with everyone from AC/DC to Avenged Sevenfold, touring sold-out arenas alongside Nickelback and KISS, and headlining festivals ranging from the punk rock Ink-N-Iron (also featuring the Misfits and Pennywise) to Sturgis. Radio staples “Lit Up,” “Crazy Bitch” and “Sorry” have cemented the band as one of the most identifiable and sought-after bands on the radio and the live circuits, and Confessions is primed to take the band to even greater heights.

Additional dates have been added to the band’s run of headlining North American gigs. The currentBuckcherry tour itinerary is as follows:

 

Date                City                              Venue

Solo Shows:

12/27               Libertyville, IL              Austin’s Fuel Room

12/28               Mt. Pleasant, MI          Soaring Eagle Casino And Resort

12/31               Las Vegas, NV            Fremont Street Experience (with Queensrÿche,

Quiet Riot, Pop Evil, Otherwise)

1/2                   Spokane, WA              Knitting Factory Concert House

1/4                   Lloydminster, AB         Kooler

1/5                   Edmonton, AB             Union Hall Nightclub

1/6                   Calgary, AB                 The Back Alley

1/8                   Medicine Hat, AB         Esplanade Theater

1/10                 Lethbridge, AB             Average Joe’s

1/11                 Regina, SK                  Pure Ultra Lounge

1/12                 Winnipeg, MB              The Oak

1/14                 Thunder Bay, ON         Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

1/16                 London, ON                 London Concert Theatre

1/19                 Toronto, ON                 Phoenix Concert Theatre

1/20                 Niagara Falls, NY         Rapids Theatre

1/22                 Portland, ME               The Asylum

 

With Kid Rock and Hellbound:

2/2                   Kansas City, MO         Sprint Center

2/5                   Springfield, MO           JQH Arena

2/7                   Beaumont, TX             Ford Park Event Center

Solo Show:

2/9                   Tulsa, OK                    BOK Center

With Kid Rock and Hellbound:

2/10                 Wichita, KS                 INTRUST Bank Arena

2/13                 Bossier City, LA          CenturyLink Center

2/15                 Nashville, TN               Bridgestone Arena

2/16                 Greenville, SC              Bi-Lo Center

2/18                 Fort Myers, FL             Germain Arena

2/20                 Pensacola, FL              Pensacola Civic Center

2/21                 New Orleans, LA          New Orleans Arena

2/23                 Birmingham, AL           BJCC Arena

2/24                 Huntsville, AL              Von Braun Center

2/26                 Greensboro, NC           Greensboro Coliseum Complex

2/27                 Knoxville, TN               Knoxville Civic Auditorium

3/1                   Memphis, TN               FedEx Forum

3/2                   Louisville, KY              KFC Yum! Center

 

For more information on BUCKCHERRY visit:                          

www.facebook.com/buckcherry

www.twitter.com/buckcherry

www.buckcherry.com

www.centurymedia.com

12/07/06

SURROUNDED BY MONSTERS MEMBERS

SUPPORT THE SCHOOL OF ROCK CHARITY FUND

Most wouldn’t know it, but bassist Joe DeMeritt and drummer Chris Hoedebeck of the genre-defying band SURROUNDED BY MONSTERS from Denton, Texas, are actually teachers – the cool kind with beards, tattoos, silicone ear plugs, and big hearts.

 

Who do they teach? The students at the School of Rock in Southlake, Texas, who will be performing this Sunday at a showcase to benefit the School of Rock Charity Fund at the House of Blues in Dallas.  (Event information here.)

 

School of Rock is an organization that believes the best way to learn music is to play music.  Their performance-based schools for children of all ages can be found in the U.S., Canada, and México. “When I was going back to school, I needed a job and got involved teaching here through my good friend who’s the Musical Director,” shares SBM’s Joe DeMeritt. “I’ve been teaching on and off for the last 16 years.  It’s my favorite thing to do outside of performing with my own band.”

 

Southlake bands performing this Sunday include The Grohl Show (Foo Fighters, Scream, Nirvana, QOTSA), British Invasion (Kinks, Cream), Metallica vs. Guns N’ Roses, The Dean’s List, and Rock 101.

 

“There’s a large gap between the ‘Haves’ and ‘Have Nots’ around here,” DeMeritt explains. “Any student entering into a scholarship program is here because they want to be here. One of my older scholarship students… you just know he has some trouble at home. That kid is here after school everyday rehearsing, jamming, or helping out with the younger kids. As someone who was ‘saved’ by music, I can tell this kid is in the same boat.”

 

All proceeds from Sunday’s performance will benefit the School of Rock Charity Fund, the scholarship program that provides instruments and lessons to those who are in need of financial assistance for their musical education but do not lack in the desire to crank it up and rock out.

 

“School of Rock is different than a regular music school,” DeMeritt elaborates.  “Basically, we teach passion.  Passion powered by performance.  To learn Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Voodoo Chile,’ we learn about the amps and guitars and the effects, but we also learn about Jimi Hendrix and 1968.  Then we learn the song, learn how to play it with a drummer and bass player, and learn doing the solo with the guitar behind our head! [laughter] Ultimately, we set them all up with the basics.  We let them find their voice and choose their directions.  I’ve taught everything from AC/DC to Golden Earring to Refused to Pantera.  We teach dreams, baby!”

 

Both DeMeritt and Hoedebeck will be standing in the audience at the House of Blues in Dallas this Sunday, celebrating an evening of music and cheering for their students on the stage, many of whom have come a long way.

 

“The ability to watch these kids grow is one of the most amazing feelings. Children are our future and I’m thankful to be in a position where I can really enrich and change lives on a daily basis.  This is kind of scary, but we – the teachers – are the people these kids want to be.  I made many mistakes in my life – some in the world of music, some in the actual world. I’m lucky to be able to share my hard-earned knowledge from both worlds with these kids. To be a role model in a musical way, but also as a human being, is one of the gifts I can give back.”

 

Learn more about School of Rock here.

 

Novella, the debut album by SURROUNDED BY MONSTERS, was tracked at Infrasonic Sound and Bucket of Truth studios in Los Angeles, was produced by IWRESTLEDABEARONCE guitarist Steven Bradley, and features album art by Rick McDonald.  It can be purchased from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop, on iTunes, and on Amazon.

 

New Blood” is SBM’s latest video.

 

SURROUNDED BY MONSTERS are:

 

Mike Batson – Lead Vocals

John McCoy – Guitar

Lee Dudley – Guitar

Joe DeMeritt – Bass

Chris Hoedebeck – Drums

Visit the band online at:

www.SURROUNDEDBYMONSTERS.com

www.facebook.com/SURROUNDEDBYMONSTERS

Twitter.com/SBMMUSIC
www.youtube.com/SBMOFFICIALTUBE

VON: Satanic Black Metal Legion To Perform First-Ever NYC Live Ritual Next Week

On these special days between the warmth of Thanksgiving and the joy of Christmas, let us pause and take a moment to remember the hate, violence, filth, corruption, and pure evil that surrounds us daily, and rejoice.

On December 11, Brooklyn, New York will see blood as legendary cult black metal legion, VON, makes their first-ever New York City appearance at Saint Vitus. Brought to you by The Blackened Music Series, VON will be joined by openers Magic Is Küntmaster and Anicon.

Said About.com in a recap of the band’s live ritual in Los Angeles last month: “The main draw began after midnight as VON, adorned in blood, strode across the stage. The crowd went nuts as Venien, drummer Anthony Mainiero (of The Atlas Moth), and guitarists Xaphan (of Kult Ov Azazel), Lord Giblete, and Hammer Of Dread launched their assault. With a deeply powerful sound not captured on the original Satanic Blood demo, the droning quality of VON’s music leapt to the forefront as the set wore on.  Individual songs soon disappeared into a crescendo of droning cadence and chaos. VON simply did not let up without a discernible break as the set soon became one long song that lasted for well over an hour. The powerful, hypnotic quality of the music cannot be overstated, a quality that is apparent on the newly released re-recording Satanic Blood.”

VON: The Ritual of The Black Mass – Only NYC Area Appearance

12/11/2012 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY [TICKETS]

 

In 1987, the year of Tiffany, Rick Astley, and “Walk Like An Egyptian,” a group of degenerate teenagers from San Francisco conjured a primitive, minimalist, trance-like buzz from their basements. VON‘s two recordings, Satanic Blood and Blood Angel, were passed around the world as bootlegs, inspiring the Second Wave Norwegian sound that spawned thousands of bands over the last 25 years.

After more than 20 years, the long overdue official album has finally revealed itself via Von  RecordsVON creator, Jason “Venien” Ventura, entered the Von Records studio — “The Pit” — in Litchfield Park,  Arizona to record 19 classic tunes from the band’s early days. The end product, Satanic Blood, was produced by Venien, mixed by Andrew Ragin at Wall To Wall Recording Studios in Chicago, Illinois and mastered by John Gray at The Jungle Studios in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Ordering info available HERE.

VON are history.  Crucial to the 2nd wave of black metal, they should (and will) always have a place in the pantheon of American metal.  Time has moved on, and as we stand on the threshold of 2013 it’s impossible to listen to this record and not get a twinge of nostalgia for a time when black metal was truly off the radar.  Whether you’re willing to let yourself steep in this nostalgia is key to enjoying this record. A time capsule from 1992 produced in 2012, Satanic Blood is a paradox.  A record humming with the nascent energy of black metal in it’s earliest days, but one that is fundamentally out of a place at any point in time, Satanic Blood is a fascinating listen.  Just not one that is particularly relevant 25 years later.” – Cvlt Nation

 

At a time when the ideas of ‘kvlt’ in black metal are slowly becoming further and further reduced to stylistic choices it’s fucking fantastic to see one of the most influential but ignored American black metal bands finally release a ‘proper’ album after 20 years of waiting. OK, so it may be re-recordings of early day’s demos, EPs etc, but as a raw, searing document of bleak but classic black metal from a band so significant they literally gave Watain their name, it deserves to be instrumental in bringing them to a wider audience. And by covering all grounds from mid-tempo dirges like ‘Chalice Of Blood’ to caustic walls of calcifying static like ‘Release’, they’ve got the tools to do it.” – The Quietus

http://www.VonRecords.com
http://www.facebook.com/VONSATANICBLOOD
http://www.VONBLACKMETAL.com
http://www.RITUALOFTHEBLACKMASS.com

Today, HELLS HEADBANGERS announces the international release date of DENOUNCEMENT PYRE’s Almighty Alcanum as January 22nd, 2013 on both CD and LP formats. After 10 years of underground darkness, DENOUNCEMENT PYRE continue their ascent up the throne of Luciferian supremacy with Almighty Arcanum. The Aussie veterans’ second full-length after their lauded World Cremation debut (also released by HELLS HEADBANGERS), DENOUNCEMENT PYRE’s Almighty Arcanum is a veritable abyss of fiery, blackened death metal, but now sharper and more focused than ever. Total Darkness. Total Death. The unification of all that was, is, and will be: await Almighty Arcanum… Exclusive streaming tracks and video trailer to be announced soon, but tracklisting and cover (also attached) are as follows:
Tracklisting for DENOUNCEMENT PYRE’s Almighty Arcanum
1) Intro: Breath of Tehom
2) An Extension of the Void
3) Almighty Arcanum
4) He Who Conquers All
5) The Deceiver
6) Drakon: All Is One
7) Circle of Serpents
8) Darkness Manifest
9) The Redeemer

SUFFOCATION: “Pinnacle of Bedlam” Track List Unveiled!

New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION have unveiled the track listing for their highly anticipated upcoming release, Pinnacle of Bedlam. The album features 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on their Despise The Sun EP. Founding member and former drummer Mike Smith also makes a special guest appearance on the re-recorded Breeding the Spawn track, “Beginning of Sorrow.”

Pinnacle of Bedlam Track Listing: 
1. Cycles of Suffering
2. Purgatorial Punishment
3. Eminent Wrath
4. As Grace Descends
5. Sullen Days
6. Pinnacle of Bedlam
7. My Demise
8. Inversion
9. Rapture of Revocation
10. Beginning of Sorrow

Pinnacle of Bedlam was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering was handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREEDARSISSUICIDE SILENCE). Cover artwork forPinnacle of Bedlam was created by artist Raymond Swanland (DEEDS OF FLESHPSYCROPTIC).

Pinnacle of Bedlam is tentatively scheduled for a February 2013 via Nuclear Blast in North America.


SUFFOCATION
 were among the inductees for this year’s class of the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame. The event was held on October 18 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Pictures from the press conference can be viewed here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151091714073649.445624.41340788648&type=3.

View the video clip for the track “Cataclysmic Purification” at this location http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEYSU4XGLpI. The footage was directed by David Brodsky (ARSIS, GOD FORBID, KATAKLYSM, SWASHBUCKLE) with animation by Tim Kellen.

Blood Oath, the follow-up to 2006’s self-titled record, was recorded by Joe Cincotta (Suffocation and Souls to Deny) and mixed by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISHDECREPIT BIRTH). Cover artwork was once again brought to life by Jon Zig (DEEDS OF FLESHDISGORGEGORGASM). The album was released on July 14, 2009.

For more info visit: www.facebook.com/Suffocation | www.nuclearblastusa.com/Suffocation | www.myspace.com/Suffocation

AVIYN Premiere New Video on Noisecreep

Self-Titled Debut Album Available Now

AVIYN are from a small town outside of the Tulsa, OK area. Their small town surroundings have helped play a substantial role in their ability to be so diligent in the music and the chance to perfect the band sonically. Their music is about people and AVIYN dedicates themselves to the music that they create and to the people who support them.

In the past three years AVIYN has released two demos, Better off Dead in 2009 andReflections in 2010. During which the band has played on a handful of tours and hundreds of shows with bands such as Asking Alexandria, Motionless in White, Oh Sleeper, Jamie’s Elsewhere, It Dies Today, 36 Crazyfists, August Burns Red, The Misfits, and many others.

 

AVIYN has just released their debut self titled full length album, which was produced, mixed and mastered by Nick Sampson. (I am Abomination, In Fear and Faith, and Adestria)The album reached #20 on the CMJ Loud Rock Chart, which for an unsigned band is quite a feat.

 

Today Noisecreep is hosting an exclusive premiere of a new video from AVIYN for their song “Merry Go Round”. The clip was directed by Bret Baggett of BBMedia. Get a first look at the video HERE.

 

With AVIYN being self-taught musicians, they have an extensive catalog of influences ranging across various genres and time periods. Many bands including Unearth, Atreyu andKillswitch Engage have really helped lay the ground roots for which AVIYN has built their musical consciousness on.

 

AVIYN has been writing songs together since 2006. Some of these songs have made it to their live shows and some have never left the practice area, but all of them have been a result of the band wanting to share an honest piece of themselves with their fans. The band can’t imagine not being able to write music or not being able to connect with fans and music lovers alike.

 

AVIYN is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

 

For More Info Please Visit:

http://www.facebook.com/aviynband

https://twitter.com/aviyn

FINNTROLL begins recording new album

         

Photo credit:Jarmo Katila

 

FINNTROLL has officially started recording their 6th album at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki! The currently untitled follow-up to 2010’s masterpiece Nifelvind will be released worldwide through Century Media Records in late March 2013.

 

In regards to this new album, the band comments on their studio blog (http://yersiniafestis.blogspot.de/):

 

“Combining our trademark sound with even more influences from non- traditional genres in metal music, we have created 11 songs which show you everything we want to offer. And boy, wasn’t that one of the hardest tasks for some time. After all, how do you keep your sound fresh, yet familiar, after 6 albums and 15 years?


At some point, we were afraid that the songs are not melodic enough. Then we started to fear they became too melodic. Then we let the songs rest for a while and molded them more in a way that the non-melodic stuff got something to hum with, and the cheesy pop songs were arranged more stripped and aggressive. We were confident, yet sometimes scared what will people think of the stuff we’ve been doing so hard. What if they hate it? That would be fine, but if they would hate it because the material was uninspiring, boring and done-to-death, that would be a huge disappointment. So, we kept pushing and tried to keep it fresh all the time, while still having the ‘this has to be FINNTROLL because no other band sounds this insane’ – grinning going on.”

Curious how the new album really sounds? You can listen to some demo clips here:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151134448402561

 

If you haven’t heard FINNTROLL before, let Trollhorn (the guy who rarely plays live with the rest of the band) explain: FINNTROLL is a Finnish metal band, existing since 1997. We have released…ummm, six albums, I guess [it’s actually only 5 albums and 2 EPs so far] and despite of dead members, internal quarrels and constant mischief, we still somehow manage to pull it off. Our musical style is a tint of Black and Death metal combined with Scandinavian and European folk music, spiced with a dose of ska, cartoon-esque-circus-music and whatnot. We also boast occasional Latin music, Psychobilly and Klezmer influences, so it’s kinda hard to explain, really. We are pretty much labeled as ‘Folk Metal’ from the wider perspective, but we’ve never quite felt like belonging there per se. Basically, we don´t even really care and nor should you.”

Follow the studio blog (http://yersiniafestis.blogspot.de/) and stay tuned for more news coming soon!

FINNTROLL live:

29.12.2012 – Switzerland, Winterthur – Eulachhalle

2013 dates will be announced soon!

 

FINNTROLL online:

http://www.facebook.com/officialfinntroll

http://www.finntroll.net
http://twitter.com/finntrollmusic

 

HIRAX Signs With Steamhammer/SPV

New Album Coming in September 2013
Legendary Thrash Metal band HIRAX has inked a worldwide deal with Steamhammer/SPV.

HIRAX front man, Katon W. De Pena, on signing to SPV: “We are honored to now be a part of the SPV Records family and we appreciate their total support of our thrash metal music. Together we are going to bring the heavy metal music world one hell of a skull crushing album in 2013”.

Steamhammer/SPV A&R Olly Hahn adds:” It´s an honor to have Katon and Hirax on our label. Through all the years Katon held the flag of metal high and also played places of the earth where nobody would. It´s time for another raging violence!”

HIRAX will enter the studio early 2013 for a release in September followed by a world tour.

Stay tuned for more info.

HIRAX live:

12/22: US-Los Angeles,CA – Key Club (together with Agent Steel)
2/16: MEX-Mexico City – Circo Volador (together with Malevolant Creation)
www.hirax.org
www.spv.de

12/06/12

SAMOTHRACE: Multi-Continental Tour Plans Begin To Unfold

Seattle riff-dredgers SAMOTHRACE are devising new tour plans for the first half of 2013, with live actions being devised to take place on both North American and European soil.

 

SAMOTHRACE has confirmed that the band will be performing at Heavy Days in Doomtown, an international DIY doom/stoner/sludge festival in Ungdomshuset, Copenhagen, Denmark running from May 2nd through 5th. At this year’s festivities they will share the stage with Graves At Sea, Pagan Altar, Cough, Procession, Dark Buddah Rising, Conan and many more still to be announced, then traverse the European continent on an additional two-week tour. Preceding the European trek SAMOTHRACE will embark on new Midwest and East Coast US tours, with more details to be announced in the coming days.

 

Following a literal flood of media attention on their sophomore LP Reverence To Stone, released at the end of July via 20 Buck Spin, the album is now spreading into year-end/best of 2012 lists and coverage abroad. SAMOTHRACE took the #35 spot in Decibel Magazine’s current Top 40 Albums of 2012 issue with Reverence To Stone, in addition to praise from Stereogum, Metalsucks and others as lists begin to emanate forth internationally.

 

Reverence To Stone is available on CD and LP, alongside their debut album Life’s Trade as well as band gear and more at the newSAMOTHRACE merch store or direct from 20 Buck Spin.

 

Reverence To Stone is streaming in its entirety VIA PITCHFORK.

 

Review copies of Reverence To Stone and interviews with SAMOTHRACE via phone or email are available worldwide now via Earsplit PR.

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Samothrace/67987779185

http://www.myspace.com/samothraceproject

http://www.20buckspin.com

http://www.facebook.com/20buckspin

http://twitter.com/20buckspinlabel

IN FLAMES Announces 2013 Headlining Dates

December 6, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) – Sweden’s IN FLAMES is one of the most respected and well recognized heavy metal acts around the world.  The band is currently out on the road as direct support for Lamb Of God, and come February, will be embarking on a headlining tour with Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish and Battlecross.  Dates for the first leg of the headlining run are below, along with all other previously announced dates.

IN FLAMES comments, “We are excited to be coming back to North America once again.  On this tour we hope to see some old fans and some new fans from cities we have never played before, look forward to seeing you soon.”

IN FLAMES has sold over a million albums in the US alone, with their latest SOUNDS OF A PLAYGROUND FADING debuting at #26 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts in the US and #1 on the German album charts.  The music video for “Where The Dead Ships Dwell” off of SOUNDS OF A PLAYGROUND FADING, can be seen here: http://youtu.be/ylfn0o66jwM

 

Remaining Dates with Lamb Of God:

12/06/12 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center

12/07/12 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom

12/08/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater

12/10/12 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium

12/11/12 – Farmington, NM @ McGee Park

12/13/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre

12/14/12 – Medford, OR @ Medford Armory

12/15/12 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

12/16/12 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

 

70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise

01/28/13 – 02/01/13 – Miami, FL

 

Headlining Dates:

02/02/13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

02/04/13 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre

02/05/13 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

02/07/13 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater

02/08/13 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

02/09/13 – Lincoln, ME @ Bourbon Theatre

02/10/13 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater

02/12/13 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater

02/13/13 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

02/14/13 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

02/15/13 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Theatre

02/16/13 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

 

For more information on IN FLAMES, visit:

http://www.inflames.com

https://www.facebook.com/inflames

http://www.centurymedia.com

AEON: New In-Studio Video Footage Posted

Today Metal Blade brings fans the latest installment of a series of in-studio video clips from Swedish death metal strategists, AEON. Filmed during the band’s Aeons Black recording session in Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, watch as guitarists Zeb Nilsson and Daniel Dlimi sever frets and talk gear at THIS LOCATION.

Released in North America on November 20, Revolver Magazine calls Aeons Black “one of the best death metal albums of 2012″ while Decibel commends the band in a 8/10 rating noting that their fourth full-length “differs from the others in one significant way: Without abandoning fast-ass, blasphemous death metal… the Östersundian quintet experiments extensively with slower tempos and an emphasis on heaviness,” adding that, “even in doom mode, exploiting their storied technical prowess without getting all ornamental is a cinch.” Boasts Terrorizer “It’s all here: the anti-Christian rhetoric, the barking/snarling vocals and the barrage of machine-gun blasts.”

And the accolades hardly end there. The Metal Review dubs Aeons Black the band’s heaviest and most brutal album to date,” All Music Guide champions AEON’s fiery brand of “…punishing, blood-curdling, Christ-baiting death metal…” while About.com crowns the record, “a ferocious beast and is a thoroughly awesome death metal album.” The Metal Observer tags the 50-minute long monster, “a masterpiece of goddamned death metal,” and Infernal Masquerade adds, “if you are in the market for some crushing neck-breaking death metal, this is one release you don’t want to miss. AEON is at the top of their game and they have more than proved it on Aeons Black.”

Order your copy of Aeons Black HERE.

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‘Tis the Season to be Metal — HOUSECORE RECORDS Announces the Perfect Holiday Gift Ideas!

 

Four New ‘War of the Gargantuas’ EP Bundles Available Now – Each Come with an Autographed, Personalized Gift from PHILIP ANSELMO!

 

Ho Ho… Housecore! Can’t think of what to give your heavy metal buddies this holiday season? HOUSECORE RECORDS is offering fans the ultimate gift deals just in time for the holidays, each featuring a personalized autographed gift from PHILIP ANSELMO himself!

 

Head to www.thehousecorestore.com and pre-order the War of the Gargantuas split EP in four different bundle pack options.

ALL BUNDLES come with a personalized, autographed gift from PHILIP ANSELMO. Also, CDs and vinyl LPs with the bundles are HOUSECORE RECORDS roster titles.

 

1) $20 – pre-order War of the Gargantuas and get THREE CDs of your choice – Direct Link

2) $30 – pre-order War of the Gargantuas and get TWO vinyl LPs of your choice – Direct Link

3) $32 – pre-order War of the Gargantuas and get THREE CDs of your choice, ONE Housecore patch and ONE Housecore T-shirt – Direct Link

4) $42 – pre-order War of the Gargantuas and get TWO vinyl LPs of your choice, ONE Housecore patch and ONE Housecore T-shirt – Direct Link

 

Head to www.thehousecorestore.com now and get your pre-order while this deal is still on!

 

War of the Gargantuas is the latest offering from legendary PanteraSuperjoint Ritual and DOWN vocalist PHILIP ANSELMO and Texas thrashers WARBEAST. The split EP hits stores on January 8, 2013 and will include two songs from each artist. This album serves as the first release of any solo work by PHILIP ANSELMO during the span of his nearly 30-year legacy. Also, the two WARBEAST tracks on the split feature former bassist Alan Bovee before his amicable departure from the band. Since then, Dre Karst has joined on bass.

 

 

War of the Gargantuas LINE UP:

 

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS are:

Philip H. Anselmo – Vocals

Marzi Montazeri – Guitars

Bennett Bartley – Bass

Joe Gonzalez – Drums

 

WARBEAST are:

Bruce Corbitt – Vocals

Scott Shelby – Lead Guitar

Joe Gonzalez – Drums

Bobby Tillotson Jr. – Lead Guitar

Alan Bovee – Bass

 

Make sure to catch WARBEAST on the road with DOWN this winter! “The Weed & Speed Tour: West Coast Throwdown in the Year of XIII” will kick off on January 11, 2013 in Houston, TX at Warehouse Live. See below for all dates, including the War of the Gargantuas release party (WARBEAST only) show on January 5th at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, TX.

 

DOWN and WARBEAST 2013 U.S. Tour Dates:

1/5 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club (WARBEAST ONLY, War of the Gargantuas Release Show)

1/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom

1/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

1/14 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

1/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club

1/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

1/18 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim

1/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

1/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

1/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market

1/23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

1/24 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

1/26 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

1/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

1/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

1/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

2/1 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29

 

EARLY GRAVES UNLEASH NEW VIDEO FOR “RED HORSE”
December 6, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Bay Area metal band Early Graves has premiered a new video for the monstrous title track from their newly released album, Red Horse, on AVClub.com.  The video can be viewed now at http://www.avclub.com/articles/new-releases-from-graveyard-bell-witch-diagonal-an,89495/.
“Red Horse” is the title track from Early Graves’ critically heralded new album released in October via No Sleep Records.  Decibel magazine recently ranked the album #21 Top Album of the Year and critics continue to rave about the release calling it “a brutal, crusty hardcore record that tips its hat to everything from grind to black metal to Slayer” (Brooklynvegan.com).
Check out what others are saying….
“It’s a ferocious, life-affirming offering, one of those albums that doesn’t need “thrash,” “core,” “punk and,” or “death” affixed to it….these guys just make vital, amped-up Heavy Metal.” – Pitchfork.com
“This is the kind of metal band that ignores multi-prefix genre tags, rips a terse guitar solo that deconstructs itself like “Paranoid Android” on an all-night bender, and then finds its steel-toed boot in someone’s face.” – NPR.org
“At heart Early Graves still sound like a D-beat-starved His Hero Is Gone sword-fighting with math rock, ultimately failing the math part before burning the whole fucking mess to the ground.” – Alternative Press (4/5 Stars)
“Early Graves has outlasted tragedy, outlived its name, and produced one of the most epic clusterfucks of raw-throated metal and corrosive hardcore laid to tape in many a moon.” – AVClub.com
“Red Horse is itself a whirlwind of a record, an 8-track / 38-minute grind n’ roll bulldozer that’ll leave you flattened mere minutes in. It’s everything you want it to be, at once dirty, fast, raw and angry without ever succumbing to cliche.” – MetalSucks.net
“a ferocious, angry, incredibly powerful and unexpectedly positive album that’s as devastating as it is life-affirming.” – About.com
Follow Early Graves metal domination at https://www.facebook.com/earlygraves and https://twitter.com/earlygraves.

12/05/12

STRATOVARIUS: Nemesis Cover Art Unveiled; “Unbreakable” Audio Sample Available

Today melodic metal unit, STRATOVARIUS, reveals the cover artwork and final track listing of their forthcoming new studio offering,Nemesis. Produced and mixed by guitarist Matias Kupiainen and mastered by Mika Jussila (Finnvox Studios), the 11-track Nemesis will be released in North America via Armoury Records on February 26, 2013.

Comments Kupiainen of Nemesis: “I have more or less lived in the studio for four months, obsessing over every detail. I feel very relieved that we are done and I am very happy with the material and the sound.”

Adds vocalist Timo Kotipelto: “It has a darker more modern sound. We, as a band, have gone through a lot and have matured as songwriters. Making the album this time was easier because we gave it as much time as it needed. We have worked our asses off to make this and we hope the fans will like it.”

From the signature power of “Abandon,” and the aggressively energetic “Stand My Ground,” to the folkish elements of “Out Of The Fog,” and the title track “Nemesis,” which boasts medieval melodies and double bass drumming, Nemesis offers up new elements fused with the traditional melodic power metal for which STRATOVARIUS is known.

Fans can check out a sample of track two, “Unbreakable,” as well as the Nemesis cover atTHIS LOCATION.

Notes Kupiainen of the tune: “’Unbreakable’ is a very important song to me and the lyrics have a lot of personal meaning. Sometimes you can snap out of you day to day fog and see what is important. And when you are in that special moments, when you have that special feeling, you are invincible, unbreakable; you should really stop and enjoy the feeling. Even if the whole world falls apart tomorrow.”

Nemesis Track Listing:

1. Abandon
2. Unbreakable
3. Stand My Ground
4. Halcyon Days
5. Fantasy
6. Out Of The Fog
7. Castles In The Air
8. Dragons
9. One Must Fall
10. If The Story Is Over
11. Nemesis

http://www.stratovarius.com

http://www.facebook.com/stratovarius

http://www.myspace.com/officialstratovarius
http://www.eagle-rock.com

ARSIS TO RELEASE NEW EP ON SCION A/V

LEPERS CARESS IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

Today, Scion AV announces the release of 6-track “Lepers Caress” EP from death metal quartet, ARSIS. The release is available as a free digital download at http://www.scionav.com

ARSIS, which derived its name from the musical term “arsis and thesis” meaning unstressed (up-) and stressed (down-) beats respectively, makes music that is tinged with variety of metal influences, but is completely dedicated to expanding the reaches of melodicism and technicality in the genre of death metal. Lepers Caress is the first release following their well-received 2010 album Starve for the Devil, and again enlists the help of Zeuss (Agnostic FrontHatebreedMunicipal Waste) who the band has recorded with since 2008’s We are the Nightmare.

 

“The EP was put together quickly after we finished “Unwelcome,” offers bassist and backup vocalist Noah Martin, “It gave us the opportunity to offer a brief statement of where our heads are at the moment. We revisited some of the oldest material in the Arsis catalog as well as re-tracked a song off the upcoming full-length. Expect more three and four-part writing, thrash and blasts, and a string quartet arranged for a full band.”

 

 

LEPERS CARESS TRACKLISTING:

  1. Haunted, Fragile, and Frozen
  2. Six Coffins Wide
  3. Veil of Mourning Black
  4. A Tearful Haunt, Condemned
  5. Carve My Cross
  6. Denied

 

“Arsis shows so much dedication to their craft,” comments Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotions for Scion, “we’re excited to support them on this new release and tour.”

 

In conjunction with the EP release, Scion A/V is sponsoring ARSIS’ 2012 North American Tour beginning December 6th. Tour dates listed below:

 

Scion A/V Presents Arsis w/ Sonata Arctica

12/6/2012                            Gramercy Theatre           New York, NY

12/7/2012                            The Palladium                    Worcester, MA

12/8/2012                            The Note                             West Chester, PA

12/9/2012                            Empire                                  Springfield, VA

12/11/2012                         Opera House                     Toronto, ON

12/12/2012                         Altar Bar                               Pittsburgh, PA

12/13/2012                         Peabody’s                           Cleveland, OH

12/14/2012                         Harpo’s                                 Detroit, MI

12/15/2012                         Mojoes                                Joliet, IL

12/17/2012                         Bluebird Theater              Denver, CO

12/18/2012                         Launchpad                          Albuquerque, NM

12/19/2012                         Rhythm Room                   Phoenix, AZ

12/20/2012                         Whisky A Go Go               Hollywood, CA

12/21/2012                         Cheyenne Saloon            Las Vegas, NV

12/23/2012                         Chameleon Room            Oklahoma City, OK

 

Additionally, a ticket giveaway to two winners will be done in each U.S. city along the tour via the ScionAV Twitter (@ScionAV). Each winner in each tour city will receive 1 free pair of tickets to the show. Please check the @ScionAV Twitter for sweepstakes instructions.

ARSIS recently wrapped of the recording sessions for their fifth full-length release. The album was tracked at Audiohammer Studios in FL with producer Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDERWHITECHAPELDEVILDRIVERDEICIDESIX FEET UNDER). The follow up to their 2010 release Starve For The Devil is tentatively scheduled for a first quarter of 2013 release via Nuclear Blast. The album will also debut new drummer/longtime session member, Shawn Priest.

 

Check out pre-production for the track “Choking On Sand” at GuitarWorld.com http://www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-arsis-premiere-pre-production-demo-new-song-choking-sand.

Starve For The Devil was released in North America on February 9th 2010 and debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

ARSIS is:
James Malone – Guitars/Vocals
Noah Martin – Bass
Shawn Priest – Drums
Brandon Ellis – Guitar

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PIG DESTROYER “The Atheist” Short Story Premiered on CVLT Nation

Miami Show Announced  

The undisputed kings of Grind PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records. Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound.  Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.

The deluxe editions each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes.  The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose.  The deluxe 2xLP also contains an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot.  All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.

 

Today CVLT Nation has premiered JR Hayes’ short story The Atheist on their site. Check it out exclusivelyHERE.

 

Book Burner can be heard in its entirety on PIG DESTROYER‘s Band Camp Page HERE.

 

PIG DESTROYER‘s new video for “The Diplomat” can be viewed HERE. The video was directed by Phil Mucci (High on Fire, Opeth, Korn).
In support of Book BurnerPIG DESTROYER have announced a show on December 15th in Miami, FL at Churchill’s Pub. PIG DESTROYER will also be making special appearances at various festivals including Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

PIG DESTROYER are available for interviews upon request.  To speak with the band, please get in touch with freeman@freemanpromotions.com.  Additional PIG DESTROYER information is available viaRelapse.com and the official PIG DESTROYER Facebook page.

PIG DESTROYER TOUR DATES: 
Dec 15     Miami, FL Churchill’s Pub

Jan 19       Philadelphia, PA   Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs    Tickets
May 23 – 26    Baltimore, MD        Maryland Deathfest XI

 

“Pig Destroyer’s Book Burner is the best metal album of the year”
 – 5/5 Metal Sucks

 

“skull-crushing”

 MTV.com

“The kings of bludgeoning art grind…a fucking phenomenal extreme metal band”

 KERRANG!

 

“They continue to create some of the most interesting, challenging, and indelible grind of the last decade.”

-Decibel

a quantum leap for the whole goddamn genre.”

– Pitchfork

“their most manic album yet”

– CMJ

    “A sound that is among the most extreme ever created.”

– Allmusic

 

“Incendiary and intelligent, it is an album that propels an already lauded band into the realms of the truly legendary.”

9/10 Pop Matters 

DEATH WOLF reveals cover artwork and track-listing for ‘II: Black Armoured Death’

       

DEATH WOLF’s brand new album, II: Black Armoured Death, has been scheduled for a worldwide release in February 2013 via Century Media Records. Today the band has revealed the cover artwork for the new album that perfectly catches the spirit of DEATH WOLF’s music: pale, horrid and stripped-down, black punk rock. Besides the DANZIG-influenced material in the vein of the songs on DEATH WOLF’s self-titled debut album, fans can also expect II: Black Armoured Death to cover a wide musical spectrum that will surely be worth a listen for every fan of dark sinister punk rock with a metal edge. See below for the album’s track-listing:

 

II: Black Armoured Death track-listing:

  1. Noche De Brujas
  2. World Serpent
  3. Lord Of Putrefaction
  4. Darkness Of Hel
  5. Sudden Bloodletter
  6. Malice Striker
  7. Night Stalker
  8. Luciferian Blood Covenant
  9. Black Armoured Death
  10. Death Wolf March
  11. Little Black Angel
  12. Snake Mountain
  13. Rothenburg

In addition to II: Black Armoured Death, DEATH WOLF will also be releasing a new 7″,Bloodscent, this month. Featuring different arrangements of two tracks on II: Black Armoured Death, this limited 7″ will be hand-numbered and pressed on white wax– and only available at CM Distro and on the road this February/March on DEATH WOLF’s tour with MARDUK, MOONSPELL and INQUISITION. Stay tuned for more information aboutBloodscent and this upcoming tour coming soon!

 

DEATH WOLF online:

http://www.deathwolf.net/

http://www.facebook.com/deathwolfcult

BURNT BOOKS: Decibel Drops Exclusive Track From South Carolina Punkmanglers

 

Today, Decibel Magazine jams the jagged opening track from Columbia, South Carolina’s BURNT BOOKS’ self-titled debut album, set for CD and digital release via At A Loss Recordings worldwide on January 29th, with a vinyl version to follow later in the year.

BURNT BOOKS formed in October of 2011 born from musicians from a vast array of previous and current local bands. Guitarist Matt Thompson and drummer Troy Thames came from both the “smashist revolutionaries” Guyana Punch Line and experimental punkers Thank God (Thompson as bassist in both). Troy also participated in ex-Antischism/Initial State killers .fuckingcom. Bassist Joey Parker and guitarist Chuck Sligh helped provide the heavy riffage and crazy time signatures of Tunguska. Finally, Zoe Lollis had previously been performing solo shows utilizing only her banjo and voice.
On their first album, BURNT BOOKS’ noisy hardcore/punk comes to life with Lollis’ growls, wails, and mocking tones coalescing with the high-paced and artistically-reconfigured punk/noise rock constructed of angular riff madness, with interludes of simply Zoe’s clean vocals and banjo, all help expand the band’s whole approach. The nine-track album was recorded at The Jam Room with Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Dark Castle), was mastered by Colling Jordan (YOB, Twilight), and bears cover art by Sam Ford (Black Cobra’s Invernal, etc.).

 

Get scorched by the opening track from Burnt Books with “Selfish Friend” via the Deciblog RIGHT HERE.

 

BURNT BOOKS’ previously announced East Coast tour has undergone some reconstruction since previous announcements, and the newest itinerary is listed below, with additional live ambushes to be conducted sporadically and incessantly into the coming year.

 

Review copies of Burnt Books and interviews with the band are available now worldwide via The Earsplit Compound, so get up with us to get down.

 

Burnt Books Track Listing:
1. Selfish Friend

2. Empty Eyes

3. Dig A Little Deeper

4. Materialist Conspiracy Theorist

5. Abandoned

6. In A Shallow Grave

7. Unforgiven

8. Liar

9. Golden Gates, Golden Streets

10. Pretty Daughters
BURNT BOOKS East Coast Live Actions:

12/12/2012 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC

12/13/2012 Nile Ethiopian Restaurant – Richmond, VA w/ The Catalyst

12/14/2012 The Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Congenital Death, Nothing Is Over

12/15/2012 The Bikery – South Philadelphia, PA w/ Old Lines

12/16/2012 Death By Audio – Brooklyn, NY w/ Old Lines

12/17/2012 The Place – Brooklyn, NY

1/25/2013 Tin Roof – Charleston, SC

1/26/2013 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC

 

http://deadlanguage803.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/Burntbooks

http://www.atalossrecordings.com

https://www.facebook.com/atalossrecordings

NECROWRETCH unveils cover artwork for ‘Putrid Death Sorcery’

         

French death metal maniacs NECROWRETCH have revealed the cover artwork of their upcoming debut album, Putrid Death Sorcery. The painting, which was done by cover artist Milovan Novakovic (who also did the artwork for the band’s previous releases), perfectly visualizes the musical aura of NECROWRETCH: rancid, filthy and dark death metal.

 

Putrid Death Sorcery will be released on January 28th in Europe and February 5th in North America via Century Media Records. See below for the album’s track-listing:

 

Putrid Death Sorcery track-listing:

  1. Ripping Souls Of Sinners
  2. Purifying Torment
  3. Goat-Headed
  4. Putrid Death Sorcery
  5. Impious Plague In Catacombs
  6. Spewed From Hell
  7. Defiler Of Sacrality
  8. The Anthropomancer
  9. Soiled Into A Crypt
  10. Necrollections
  11. Repugnizer

NECROWRETCH live:

15.12.2012 – Detest Records farewell show – Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium

17-19.05.2013 – Deathkult Open Air 2013 – Göllnitz, Germany

NECROWRETCH online:

http://necrowretch.net/
http://www.facebook.com/NecroWretch

EXHUMED Announces Additional Year-End Tour Dates; Takes Scenic Route Home

Thanks to vehicular issues en route home from their mammoth tour alongside Napalm Death and Municipal Waste, California roadburnersEXHUMED have booked an additional week’s worth of headlining live rituals set to commence this Friday in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Elaborates vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey: “Since our van decided to blow up and we’re stuck in Alabama for a week, we figured we had time to book some fill-in shows for our longer-than-expected ride home. So come on out and rage with us — last chance in 2012! We look forward to making the most out of this opportunity to melt your faces one last time before we fuck off and get ready for 2013.”

Catch up on the latest EXHUMED roadside shenanigans with their latest diary entry, “If You’re Not Wasted, The Day Is” Tour Diarrhea Part II: The Wrath Of Khan, at THIS LOCATION.

EXHUMED:

12/07/2012 Grant St. Dance Hall – Lafayette, LA

12/08/2012 Mangos – Houston, TX

12/09/2012 Red 7 – Austin, TX

12/10/2012 Korova – San Antonio, TX

12/11/2012 Pine Box – Midland, TX

12/12/2012 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM

12/13/2012 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV

12/14/2012 TBA, CA

12/15/2012 TBA, CA

EXHUMED recently completed recording the follow-up to 2011’s All Guts, No Glory full-length. Titled Necrocracythe offering was recorded at Arcane Digital Recording in Chandler, Arizona with Ryan Butler (Misery Index, Landmine Marathon, Phobia). All drums were tracked at Trench Studios in Corona, California with John Haddad (Hirax, Abysmal Dawn, Intronaut). Necrocracy will be unleashed by Relapse Records sometime next Spring.

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http://www.facebook.com/ExhumedOfficial
http://www.myspace.com/exhumed
http://www.relapse.com

Legendary Italian heavy metal pioneers ASTAROTH have announced the release of their first ever full-length album, entitled ‘The End of Silence’,  through She Wolf Records on December 21.
Produced by the band’s bassist  Saverio ‘Shining’ Principini and engineered by Michael Tacci (METALLICA,WHITESNAKE) in Los Angeles, ‘The End of Silence’ marks the band’s first new output since their 1985 cult classic  ‘The Long Loud Silence’ mini-LP, and reunites original members Principini, guitarist Max Cipicchia and drummer Jan D’Amore, with American born newcomer Ace Alexander handling vocal duties in place of original frontman Bob Cattani.
“This is the album we were supposed to make after ‘The Long Loud Silence’ but didn’t get the chance to for a myriad of reasons”, states Principini. “All of the songs we’ve recorded for ‘The End of Silence’ were originally written in the mid 80’s as we prepared for our second record.  Luckily, we found a bunch of old murky live tapes which helped reignite our collective memories.  Even though it’s now a quarter century later and everything’s changed so much, we feel that these recordings very much embody the original ASTAROTH spirit.  This has been a total labor of love for all of us and we can’t wait to share this with our old fans as well as hopefully make a few new ones along the way.”
‘The End of Silence’ track listing reads as follows:
01. My Sleeping Beauty
02. Dilemma
03. Nero’s Fire
04. Apocalypse in the Living Room
05. The Siren Song
06. Dreams Die First
07. Stand or Fall Together
08. In Spite of Destiny
09. Mystic As Tarot
10. Chainless Slaves
Excerpts of all the songs are posted in streaming audio at this location: http://astarothrome.com/
Formed in Rome in the early 1980s, ASTAROTH quickly found themselves as leaders of the fledgling Italian metal scene as the group’s NWOBHM influenced brand of heavy metal and Roman centurion look and elaborate ancient Roman themed stage show caught the attention of underground metal heads in their home town and beyond.  Appearing on bills with the likes of MetallicaAnthraxMotorhead and Manowar as the band began to venture North of the Alps, ASTAROTH became one of the first Italian metal bands to score an international record deal, signing with legendary Dutch label Rave On Records whose roster also included Mercyful Fate and Sortilege, among others.  Following an abbreviated European tour with Celtic Frost in support of ‘The Long Loud Silence’, and the demise of Rave On, the band pulled up stakes and made the move to Los Angeles, California in 1987.  Recording a pair of demos and gigging frequently around Southern California, including shows at the Troubadour, The Roxy and the Waters Club, the quartet’s decidedly European sound was in stark contrast to the Hollywood glam metal and sleaze rock scene of the day and found no label takers.  The band split up a couple of years into their American adventure with various members moving on to other projects, most prominently Principini‘s long-standing involvement with Italian rock superstar Vasco Rossi.
Astaroth online:

12/04/12

THE RESISTANCE Unveils Rise From Treason Cover Art; Free Download Available

Recent Armoury Records signees, THE RESISTANCE, have officially unveiled the cover of their Rise From Treason EP, set for North American release on January 29, 2013.

To view the artwork and download a FREE MP3 of the track “Slugger,” go to THIS LOCATION.

Featuring within its ranks some of Sweden’s most esteemed musicians, THE RESISTANCE includes In Flames’ founder Jesper Strömblad on guitar alongside second guitarist Glenn Ljungström (ex-In Flames), vocalist Marco Aro (ex-The Haunted, Facedown) and drummer Chris Barkensjö (ex-Kaamos, ex-Repugnant). Far from a “supergroup” or “side project,” THE RESISTANCE is a veritable gang embracing the musical attitude and sounds of Swedish oldschool death metal and the traditional “no compromise” values of hardcore. Comments Strömblad simply: “This is gonna be some good violent fun!” Rise From Treason EP will be released as a digital download and limited edition 7″ vinyl.

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TESTAMENT Announce Shows in Japan w/ DEATH ANGEL & DESTRUCTION!

Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, have scheduled two exclusive shows in Japan alongside thrash titans DESTRUCTION andDEATH ANGEL. The event will take place on March 9th and 10th of 2013 at Club Citta in Kawasak-Shi, Japan. Fans can pre-reserve tickets starting December 8th at the following link http://clubcitta.co.jp/ticket. Tickets go on sale everywhere on Saturday December 22. For further information visit http://clubcitta.co.jp/.

THRASH DOMINATION 2013 ANASTASIS
TESTAMENT, DESTRUCTION, DEATH ANGEL
3/9 Club Citta – Kawasak-Shi, Japan
3/10 Club Citta – Kawasak-Shi, Japan

TESTAMENT are proud to announce their first U.S. headlining tour since their phenomenal chart success with their new album, Dark Roots of Earth. The trek promises to be one of the best thrash metal lineups of the year, with support coming from the world renownedOVERKILL and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, as well as Australian thrashers 4ARM.

VIP packages are now available for each show but will be on a limited basis per gig. Act now before they’re all gone!

VIP ticket packages will include the following:
*Meet and Greet with members of TESTAMENT.
* Photos with  members of TESTAMENT.
* Special VIP collector pass.
* 8×10 photo of TESTAMENT.
* 1 Merchandise item.
* Discount Coupon for online shopping.
* VIP purchasers will receive a raffle ticket. Two lucky raffle winners per show will get to watch a portion of TESTAMENT‘ s set side stage with the opportunity to sing background vocals on “Into The Pit!”
* All VIP purchasers will be in an end of the tour drawing for a signature Eric Peterson Dean guitar signed by TESTAMENT.

TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, 4ARM
1/30 The Filmore – San Francisco, CA* (BUY TICKETS)
1/31 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA* (BUY TICKETS)
2/1 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ* (BUY TICKETS)
2/2 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA* (BUY TICKETS)
2/4 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM* (BUY TICKETS)

2/5 Emo’s – Austin, TX (BUY TICKETS)
2/6 House of Blues – Houston, TX (BUY TICKETS)
2/7 House of Blues – Dallas, TX (BUY TICKETS)
2/9 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA (BUY TICKETS)
2/10 The Filmore – Charlotte, NC (BUY TICKETS)
2/12 The Filmore – Silver Spring, MO (BUY TICKETS)
2/13 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA (BUY TICKETS)
2/14 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY (BUY TICKETS)
2/15 The Paramount – Huntington, NY (BUY TICKETS)
2/16 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (BUY TICKETS)
2/17 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY (BUY TICKETS)
2/18 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON (BUY TICKETS)
2/20 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH (BUY TICKETS)
2/21 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI (BUY TICKETS)
2/22 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI (BUY TICKETS)
2/23 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN (BUY TICKETS)
2/25 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO (BUY TICKETS)
2/26 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT (BUY TICKETS)
2/27 Knitting Factory – Reno, NV (BUY TICKETS)
2/28 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA (BUY TICKETS)

* – Denotes FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will not be playing

TESTAMENT recently took home the award for “best music video” at the American Indian Film Festival for their clip for the track “Native Blood!” The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, CA. The clip was directed by Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, STAIND).

The American Indian Film Festival recognizes outstanding Indian cinematic accomplishments from Native media makers and talent. The Festival also provides an opportunity for filmmakers, tribes, media and public audiences to come together and share in the creative experience and celebrate cinematic accomplishment. For more information visit http://aifisf.com.

TESTAMENT scanned 20,720 copies of their new album Dark Roots of Earth in its first week of sales in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album debuted at No. 12 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart, making it their highest first week sales since the inception of SoundScan. This also marks the highest first week sales for a Nuclear Blast artist yet.

Dark Roots of Earth was produced, mixed and mastered by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMYNEVERMORE,ACCEPTEXODUS). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEADEXODUSTED NUGENT,NIGHT RANGER) at his Trident StudiosEliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ATHEISTSIGHANACRUSIS and GWAR, among others, provided the cover artwork.

TESTAMENT is:

Chuck Billy – Vocals
Eric Peterson – Guitar
Alex Skolnick – Guitar
Greg Christian – Bass

Gene Hoglan – Drums

For more info visit: http://www.testamentlegions.com | http://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions |http://www.youtube.com/testamentofficial | http://www.twitter.com/testamentlegion |
http://www.twitter.com/testamentband | http://web.stagram.com/n/alexskolnick/ | http://www.myspace.com/testamentlegions

DETHKLOK, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and DANGEROUS TOYS Members Comment on the Late MELDRUM Guitarist Michelle Meldrum
 
MELDRUM are pleased to announce that their long awaited third album ''LIFER'' is officially out now via REVERSED RECORDS. ''LIFER'' was released as a proud tribute to the late MELDRUM founding guitarist MICHELLE MELDRUM. MICHELLE tirelessly spent her career touring the world and sharing the stage with the likes of MOTORHEAD, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, SEPULTURA, DANZIG and NASHVILLE PUSSY to name a few. During that time MICHELLE left a everlasting impact on the guitar world. To mark the release some of MICHELE's closest friends GENE HOGLAN (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok) JOHN DESERVIO (BLS, Cycle of Pain), JAMES LOMENZO (BLS, Megadeth, White Lion) and JASON MCMASTER (Dangerous Toys, Watch Tower, Broken Teeth) have commented on their fallen friend. ''LIFER'' is available now on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lifer/id579206627),CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/meldrum14) and at http://www.reversedrecords.com/estore.

DETHKLOK’s Gene Hoglan states, “It was and still is an honor to know Michelle and it is indeed with great pride that we release "LIFER". I know she's watching over us and smiling along with us at this wonderful day. I know I'm a better person for knowing Michelle, and I know she feels all of our love for her, as we feel hers for us. Through tragedy may we find joy, and through "LIFER" and all her other works, may Michelle find immortality. She'll always be immortal to us. Remember, this is meant to be cranked up.”

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY’s James LoMenzo adds, “Michelle had the amazing ability to conjure almost any guitar style, from her earlier "Steve Vai" styled dexterity to the out and out muscular style that she later carried through with her own band Meldrum. A fine guitarist in the 80's/90's virtuoso tradition and one of the finest people you could ever come to know.”

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY’s John Deservio states, “First off I want to say how much I miss Michelle. She was a beautiful person inside and out and I am blessed to have known her. I miss you and love you Mich, R.I.P. baby.”

DANGEROUS TOYS/WATCHTOWER/BROKEN TEETH’s Jason McMaster adds, “Proud to call her a friend. Michelle Meldrum was and will always be one of my favorite and most inspiring guitarists and real people I've ever known. The world misses her.”


Listen to ''Blackened Blue'' now at: http://soundcloud.com/meldrummusic/02-blackened-blue

Listen to ''A Toast To Romance'' now at: http://soundcloud.com/meldrummusic/a-toast-to-romance

Listen to ''Paid'' now at: http://soundcloud.com/meldrummusic/03-paid


Multinational hard rock/metal band MELDRUM recently announce November 20, 2012 as the release date for their long awaited third album ”LIFER”. Founder and late ex-PHANTOM BLUE guitarist MICHELLE MELDRUM passed away at the age of 39 in May 2008. “LIFER” stands as a proud tribute to MICHELLE and her lifetime commitment to creating and performing music. In honor of their fallen bandmate remaining members drummer GENE HOGLAN (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok), guitarist/bassist LAURA CHRISTINE (Warface) and vocalist MICHELE MADDEN (Tourette’s, Saint Cecilia) entered the studio in with Producer/Engineer/Manager ROB SHALLCROSS (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, West of Hell) to lay tracks for what would become ”LIFER”.

”LIFER” will be released via REVERSED RECORDS and was produced by Producer/Engineer/Manager ROB SHALLCROSS (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, West of Hell) and Gene Hoglan (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok). MELDRUM have released three singles from ”LIFER”, ”A TOAST TO ROMANCE”, BLACKENED BLUE and ”PAID” are all available now via iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/meldrum/id255422158).

Gene Hoglan comments on ”LIFER”, “Let me say this: Never have I obsessed over the recording of any album I’ve been involved in as I have with MELDRUM‘s latest. The tragic circumstances that took Michelle from us also provided us with a raser-sharp focus to record the most amazing album we could. Michele Madden, Laura Christine, and hell, even Rob Shallcross, our engineer, put forth performances of a lifetime, with each member’s full love and respect going into every nuance of every song. Not only to honor Michelle, but to also lay down some bad-ass music, which was ultimately what she stood for what MELDRUM stands for. I think the songs speak for themselves, and I, for one, have never been prouder to be a part of a family, let alone a project such as this. Metal with balls. Crank it up, indeed.”

Follow MELDRUM online:

http://www.facebook.com/MeldrumOfficial
https://twitter.com/Meldrumofficial
http://www.myspace.com/meldrumofficial
http://soundcloud.com/meldrummusic
http://www.reverbnation.com/meldrum
http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialMeldrum

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY Debut EP Time’s Running Out Available Today

Guitar World Hosting Exclusive EP Stream

 

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY may have originated from Washington DC but their style, image, sound and attitude are straight from the Sunset Strip in its debaucheries-filled heyday. The five-song Time’s Running Out EP which is set to be released next Tuesday December 4th has announced their arrival to the world with passion and intensity, issuing a warning to pretenders that THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY means business. This is no fly-by-night outfit; this is the real rock n’ roll deal. The EP can be ordered through Amazon and iTunes.

 

The band commented on their debut EP:

 

Time’s Running Out is the soundtrack to the last seven months of our lives. It is the culmination of personal experiences, a sense of rebellion against the fleeting trends in “the scene”, and an unbridled release of emotion. We are so proud of what we have created for our fans and we can’t wait to get to work on our upcoming full length album.”

 

Today GuitarWorld.com, the online home of Guitar World Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of the EP. Check outTime’s Running Out in its entirety courtesy of Guitar World HERE.

 

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY combine the bombastic, emotive theatrics of My Chemical Romance, the unstoppably melodic but jagged punk hooks of Green Day and the forceful, confident and party-going atmosphere of Skid Row in a way that’s fresh and original. They’ve taken these components and structured a sound that sounds as vital today as “Youth Gone Wild” back in the day. It’s the sound of the greatest bands of yesterday colliding with the anxiousness of today. THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY is combustible and ready to ignite across the globe.

 

Lineup:

Bret Von Dehl – Vocals
JC Charles – Guitar
Alex Foxx – Guitar
Brandon Kile – Bass
Tyler Gloyd – Drums
For More Info Visit:

http://www.facebook.com/TheRelapseSymphony

https://twitter.com/RelapseSymphony

http://www.standbyrecords.net/

http://www.facebook.com/standbyrecords

 

AMENRA: Entire New LP Available For Streaming

Dubbed “Album Of The Week” By Revolver Magazine

 

AMENRA today confirms that they will make a rare appearance in the UK to perform a one-off show with Cult Of Luna in London on Tuesday, January 22nd, amidst an already incredible tour itinerary already locked down for the rest of 2012 and well into 2013. On these pending live rituals the band will be performing songs from across their prolific canon and especially their thunderous new album Mass V which was released via Neurot Recordings just last week.

 

Mass V was crowned Revolver Magazine’s “Album of the Week” via a fan-fed vote this week, beating out Steven Adler, Rage Against The Machine and others!

 

Fans can witness AMENRA’s newest and most vibrantly crushing material yet firsthand via a full stream of the entire Mass V albumRIGHT HERE.

 

Interviews with AMENRA vocalist Colin H Van Eeckhout are available via email anytime and via Skype upon request!

 

For all press inquiries on AMENRA and Neurot Recordings, in North/South America and Australia/New Zealand contact earsplitpr@aol.comand in Europe contact rarelyunable@yahoo.co.uk.

 

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“Mass V, as it vacillates between gently fingering silken tones and sumptuous textures to tearing down sonic walls in a fit of raw, anguished destruction, is an extraordinary effort. It’s a record at once subtle, intellectual and completely venomous. 4.5/5” – About.com

 

“Ethereal hardcore/sludge band Amenra touches on black metal, gothic folk and post-rock in the most organic of ways.” – BrooklynVegan

 

“…an insurmountable peak of despair, and amongst the horror, enlightenment. Mass V was the sound of this tribe of Neurot finally marching defiantly beside those who have journeyed through silver in blood before them.” – PopMatters

 

“Amenra’s unfiltered style of organic sludge and doom metal has been a remarkable body of work to experience over the years. Thirteen years after their inception and the group is still releasing emotionally shattering bodies of work that rise out of the ashes of very specific times and places.” – sound Colour Vibration

 

“…an utterly brilliant album that not only stands as Amenra’s finest work, but that undoubtedly would (and probably does) make Scott Kelly, Steve Von Till, and Co. proud to have these fine young Belgians on their roster. 5/5” – Sputnik Music

 

“…a dynamically powerful return-to-form for Amerna.” – Ultimate Guitar

 

“…while harping on the similarities between the band and Neurosis’ bleaker material may seem to imply a dearth of creativity, it really is just the opposite with Amenra. This is an example of a band that has taken inspiration from a seminal act and refined it into their own vision, building on top of the existing foundations to provide something both familiar and new… 9/10” – Axis of Metal

 

“When it comes to modern sludge and post-metal, these guys still reign supreme in their craft.” – Don’t Count On It Reviews

 

“As one of Neurot Recordings new signings, Amenra finally gets the chance to showcase their intense and devastating music. 90/100” – Infernal Masquerade

 

AMENRA Live Rituals:

12/22/2012 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium *record release show w/ Oathbreaker, TBHR, Scott Kelly [info]

1/11/2013 Machinefabriek – Groningen, Netherlands @ Eurosonic Festival

1/22/2013 The Garage – London, England w/ Cult of Luna

2/10/2013 De Kreun – Kortrijk, Belgium [info] w/ Eleanora

2/16/2013 Perron – Ieper, Belgium @ Winterfest

2/22/2013 Burgerweeshuis – Deventer, Netherlands w/ TBHR

2/24/2013 Mod – Hasselt, Belgium w/ Hessian

4/19/2013 Patronaat Church – Tilburg, Netherlands @ Roadburn Festival [info]

European Tour 2013:

4/25/2013 Glazart – Paris, France w/ TBHR

4/26/2013 Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, France

4/27/2013 Boulevard Rock Club – Misano Adriatico (RN), Italy

4/28/2013 Traffic live club – Roma, Italy

4/29/2013 Lo Fi club – Milano, Italy

4/30/2013 Gaswerk – Winterthur, Switzerland

5/01/2013 Arena – Wenen, Austria

5/02/2013 Feierwerk – Munchen, Germany

5/03/2013 Conne Island – Leipzig, Germany w/ Syndrome

5/04/2013 Klub Firlej – Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymmetry Festival

5/05/2013 Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany

5/26/2012 Stuk – Leuven, Belgium w/ Oathbreaker

 

http://www.churchofra.com

http://www.ritualofra.com

http://www.facebook.com/churchofra

http://www.neurotrecordings.com

http://www.facebook.com/neurotrecordings

 

DOOMSDAY RELEASE OF “BURNT BELIEF” MARKS END OF THE WORLD

Newest collaboration between U.K. bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and U.S. guitarist Jon Durant out December 21st

 

COHASSET, MA – Alchemy Records will mark the end of days, December 21, 2012, with the release of Burnt Belief, a progressive instrumental collaboration between bass player Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree, Metallic Taste of Blood, Ex-Wise Heads) and guitarist/composer Jon Durant. The album will be released through Alchemy Records in the U.S. and will be available on iTunes, CDBaby, Burning Shed and Amazon.

Burnt Belief marks the second time that the two musicians have worked together since Edwin contributed bass to Durant’s 2011 release, Dance of the Shadow Planets. It was recorded at three studios, two in the U.S. and one in the U.K., with Edwin and Durant exchanging digital files over the Internet. Additional musicians were later brought in, with Jerry Leake (“Cubist,” Natraj, Club d’Elf) on percussion and Geoff Leigh (Ex-Wise Heads, Henry Cow, Hatfield and the North) on flute.

Perhaps best described as a post-rock concept album, Burnt Belief draws from ethnic, ambient and electronic elements to create a cohesive and emotional album, inspired by a fundamental, universal question.

Timed to coincide with the end of the Mayan calendar (and the end of the world, as many have since prophesied), the album considers the polarization between religion and science, while highlighting the dissonance between belief and reality. Burnt Belief deals with issues of intellect, fundamentalism and fanaticism, set to an ambient and progressive aural landscape.

Blending electronic rhythms and acoustic elements, the musicians wove soundscapes from unique sources – synth, 12-string and cloud guitar textures, melodic fretless bass, prepared piano and Middle Eastern hand percussion – along with searing lead guitars, to tell a series of instrumental stories. Burnt Belief takes the listener on an immersive journey, with repeated listens revealing new layers and tones to the depth of the subject. While the album is intended to be a complete experience, the centerpiece comes with the dual attack of “Balthazar’s Key” and “Uncoiled,” just over 20 minutes of compelling sounds that, according to Durant, “kick enough booty to make anyone sit up and take notice.”

The title of the album was inspired by Edwin’s reading of social psychologist Leon Festinger’s When Prophecy Fails, an account of a doomsday UFO cult in the 1950s. According to Edwin, “It got me thinking, what are all beliefs really about and where do they come from?” – a question that Durant had also been interested in for some time.

Follow Burnt Belief on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/BurntBelief and Twitter @BurntBelief3 for details.

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Burnt Belief online

www.facebook.com/burntbelief

www.alchemyrecords.com

www.colinedwin.blogspot.com

 

About Jon Durant

Jon Durant’s distinctive “cloud guitar” soundscapes and engaging lead work have graced numerous CD recordings and film soundtracks. As executive producer of Alchemy Records, he produces recordings for internationally acclaimed artists in his small Massachusetts studio. Along with longtime collaborators Tony Levin (bassist with King Crimson and Peter Gabriel), percussionist Vinny Sabatino, pianist Michael Whalen, and guitar/synth master Randy Roos, Jon has recorded with electric violinist Caryn Lyn, percussionist Jerry Leake, singer/songwriter Porter Smith and soul singer Ray Greene.

 

About Colin Edwin

Colin Edwin is best known as the bass player of Porcupine Tree, a Grammy Award-nominated progressive rock band with extensive international headline tours, ten studio albums and two live DVDs. A founding member, he plays both fretted and fretless bass with the group. In addition, he has a long running collaboration (and six albums) under the name Ex-Wise Heads with Geoff Leigh (Henry Cow/Hatfield and the North). Colin is also a member of Metallic Taste of Blood, a genre-defying group whose intense and cinematic music draws from dub, metal, progressive, free jazz and ambient music.

 

VOIVOD posts EPK for new album, ‘Target Earth,’ online

       

 

On January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America, Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD will release their 13th studio album, Target Earth! In anticipation of this release, the band has now posted the official Target Earth EPK, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, plus an exclusive interview with Away (Michel Langevin) and Chewy (Daniel Mongrain) about the making of the album. To watch the EPK, click the link below:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab8Q3bCBxrU

 

For a first listen of Target Earth, be sure to check out the tracks “Target Earth” and”Mechanical Mind“!

 

Recorded at producer Pierre Rémillard’s Wild Studios in Quebec and mixed by Sanford Parker (PELICAN, NACHTMYSTIUM), Target Earth features artwork by drummer Away, who used color schemes from each one of the band’s previous albums to make this new masterpiece. The album brings back original bass player, Blacky (Jean Yves Thériault), marking his first recordings with the band since 1991’s Angel Rat. It’s also the first to feature guitarist Chewy, who cut his teeth playing guitar to the late Denis D’Amour’s riffs, and thus has matched his style to a tee. VOIVOD, as a full group, hadn’t sat down to write a record together since 2003’s self-titled album. The end result harkens back to the group’s late 80s output and after 30 years together as a band, one of their best yet.

 

The official track-listing for Target Earth can be seen below.

  1. Target Earth
  2. Kluskap O’Kom
  3. Empathy for the Enemy
  4. Mechanical Mind
  5. Warchaic
  6. Resistance
  7. Kaleidos
  8. Corps Étranger
  9. Artefact
  10. Defiance

The album will be available as a CD, gatefold double vinyl and a limited edition deluxe box set (details on that to be announced soon).

 

VOIVOD online:

http://www.voivod.com/ 

http://www.facebook.com/Voivod 

http://www.irongang.com
http://www.voivod.net
http://www.myspace.com/voivod
http://www.voivodfan.com 

 

TELLUS REQUIEM Launch New Website

   Invictus (The 11th Hour) Due Out January 22, 2013 Artwork and Tracklisting Revealed

In celebration of their upcoming album release, Norway’s TELLUS REQUIEM has launched a brand new website. The website is located at http://www.tellusrequiem.com and features upcoming tour dates, news merchandise, media, social network links and more. The band described the websites design and meaning:

 

“The homepage is based on the artwork for our upcoming release; Invictus (The 11th Hour) done by Mr. Thomas Ewerhard. He has worked with other great artists like Symphony X, TOTO, Avantasia, Therion, Hammerfall, among others.

 

Nightmare Records will release TELLUS REQUIEUM‘s new album Invictus (The 11th Hour) on January 22, 2013. Today the artwork and tracklisting have been revealed. Invictus (The 11th Hour) can be pre-ordered on Amazon and theNightmare Records Website.

 

In additional TELLUS REQUIEM news, the band has confirmed that they will be playing a handful of acoustic dates in Turkey before the holidays. These special shows feature music rearranged from the band’s self-titled debut and the new album Invictus (The 11th Hour) to fit acoustically and with a three man orchestra. Guitarist Stig Nergård commented on the upcoming shows:

 

“We are really looking forward to finally doing some live shows abroad. I could not think of a more perfect place to do some acoustic shows “TELLUS REQUIEM-style”, than where the West meets the East.”

TELLUS REQUIEM consists of five members who all came from diverse musical backgrounds, which can be recognized immediately by their distinct sound. From the very first crunchy guitar wail with juicy leads your ears are battered with a progressive metal onslaught. Combining these elements with beautiful melodies and harmonies TELLUS REQUIEMdelivers their breathtaking Nightmare Records debut Invictus (The 11th Hour).

Invictus (The 11th Hour) Tracklisting

1) Ab Aeterno

2) Red Horizon

3) Eden Burns

4) Reflections Remains

5) Twilight Hour

6) Sands of Gold

7) Tranquility

8) Redemption

9) Invictus

10) Dies Irae

 

Lineup:
Ben Rodgers – Vocals
Vidar Lehmann – Drums
Stig Nergård – Guitars
Ivar Hagen Bøe – Bass
Anders Sundbø – Keys

 

TELLUS REQUIEM Live Acoustic:

12/10: @ Ruhi Bey, Ankara, Turkey

12/11: @ Piano Plus, Ankara, Turkey

12/12: @ Manhattan, Ankara, Turkey

12/13: @ Rock Station Radio, Ankara, Turkey

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.tellusrequiem.com

http://www.facebook.com/tellusrequiem

http://www.nightmarerecords.com

12/03/12

VANDERBUYST: New LP From Dutch Trio Streaming Now

Flying Dutchmen To See Release This Friday

 

In advance of its worldwide release this Friday, December 7th, the entire new Flying Dutchmen album from raging rock trioVANDERBUYST is now streaming in its entirety via major Dutch website 3voor12.

 

Crank it up RIGHT HERE!

 

Email interviews with VANDERBUYST and review copies of Flying Dutchmen are available anytime, internationally, via Earsplit PR.

 

Flying Dutchmen will hit be publicly available on CD, LP and digital download this week by Germany’s Ván Records, also virtually responsible for discovering and releasing albums from The Devil’s Blood, The Ruins Of Beverast, Year of the Goat and others into the cult spotlight over the last decade, in addition to having released VANDERBUYST’s self-titled debut LP and sophomore album, In Dutch.

 

With the release of Flying DutchmenVANDERBUYST continue their tireless quest to save the world from flaccid rock. Much like their ancestors before them, Jonkman, Van Esbroek and Verbuyst have achieved an amazing feat of reclamation.VANDERBUYST have restored the heart and soul to hard rock without any gimmicks or ironic hipster attitude. This is the real deal.

 

Vanderbuyst prove the classic hard rock genre can produce vibrant songwriting in 2012… Flying Dutchmen takes their sound even further up the class ladder than they’ve already established. 5.5/6″ – Imhotep

 

“Vanderbuyst are such a good band I have hard time putting words to paper. If you were to look for a template for a classic rock power trio, this bunch are it.” – Blogcritics

 

“Vanderbuyst worked hard and made something I think is beyond their expectations. The THIN LIZZY influences – more than obvious – along with a touch of NWOBHM gave a catchy feeling to the songs while the dirty production add an old-school layer. 9/10” – Metal Kaoz

 

“One thing that strikes me about this record is the genuine virtuosity of the guitar solos, born out of rock n roll in general but every now and again some metal and some other genres rear their influence in the recordings bringing a vintage feel to the table, this will certainly appeal to Uli Jon Roth era-Scorpions fans.” – Ave Noctum

 

“…they succeed in creating catchy songs and minimize the risk of losing their audience during long musical intermezzos and endless jamming.” – Metalrage

 

http://www.vanderbuyst.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vanderbuyst/100980883276480

http://www.van-records.de

http://www.facebook.com/vanrecs

BATILLUS: Studio Diary Brought To You By Decibel Magazine; New Track Posted

Today Decibel Magazine hosts the first of a two-part studio diary series from Brooklyn avant industrial doom derelicts,BATILLUS. The band has been holed-up at Sound Generation Studios in New York City with production wizard Sanford Parker recording their second full-length entitled Concrete Sustain. The follow-up to 2011’s critically lauded Furnace long player, which Metal Underground recommended for fans of “massive riffs and being crushed to death in slow motion,” is slated to detonate this March via Seventh Rule Recordings. Further details to be announced in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, check out some tales from the control room at THIS LOCATION.

You can also watch the band ravage souls at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar earlier last month sharing the stage with Nachtmystium, Mutilation Rites and Lord Mantis with new track “Mirrors” HERE. Commented BrooklynVegan of the performance: “BATILLUS carried through that same noisy sensibility, with frontman Fade Kainer’s harsh vocals, manipulated to a point where they could have been confused as something inhuman and otherworldly. The band’s industrial sensibility lent an edge to their doom-influence dirges and, while slower than all the other bands on the bill, madeBATILLUS equally brutal as next band Mutilation Rites’ most unforgiving riff.”

 

BATILLUS is currently available for interviews upon request. Contact your nearest Earsplit PR operative for details.

 

“Lurching entreaties to rage and windswept howls of purging catharsis are two of the many pleasures offered up by Brooklyn bootstrappers Batillus.” — Metal Injection

 

“Fucking awesome fucking awesome fucking awesome.” — MetalSucks

 

“If you need your music fix to be heavy and scathing, these dudes welcome you to their sonic therapy session.” —  Lambgoat

 

“The songs are apocalyptic, steeped in the kind of thick-blooded ugliness that will have any halfway-self-respecting doomhauler racing to find this slab on the heaviest piece of soul-blackening/none-more black vinyl they can find.” — Hellbound

 

http://www.batillusdoom.com

http://www.facebook.com/batillus

http://www.seventhrule.com

http://www.facebook.com/seventhrulerec

ENFORCER: ALBUM ARTWORK & TRACKLISTING REVEALED

 

Death By Fire, the third full-length album and Nuclear Blast debut by Swedish high energy heavy/speed metal band ENFORCER, will be released in early 2013.

Guitarist/vocalist Olof “Enforcer” Wikstrand shares the following about the album artwork: “The cover is drawn by our long-time friend Jonathan Hultèn of Necromantic Art.  It captures pretty much everything we wanted from a cover.  Simple and direct!”

The tracklisting for Death By Fire is:

01. Bells Of Hades

02. Death Rides This Night

03. Run For Your Life

04. Mesmerized By Fire

05. Take Me Out Of This Nightmare

06. Crystal Suite

07. Sacrificed

08. Silent Hour / The Conjugation

09. Satan

From the one-man, two-song 2005 Evil Attacker demo that launched ENFORCER into the metal scene, the band grew into a 4-piece and released their first full-length, Into The Night, in 2008.  They first toured North America in 2009 with Cauldron and in 2010, delivered their sophomore effort, Diamonds.  Their loud, NWOBHM-infused metal has assaulted audiences at Metalcamp, Bloodstock, Hole In The Sky, Dynamo, Keep It True, Rockstad: Falun, and Hell’s Pleasure festivals.  In February, ENFORCER will open for NWOBHM greats ANGEL WITCH and Swedish metallers GRAND MAGUS on the “Hunting Across Europe” tour.

Check out the title track from ENFORCER’s debut Into The Night album on YouTube.com.

There’s more ENFORCER to play loud on Spotify.

 

ENFORCER are:

 

Olof “Enforcer” Wikstrand – Guitars & Vocals

Jonas Wikstrand – Drums

Joseph Tholl – Guitars

Tobias Lindkuist – Bass

 

Visit ENFORCER online at:

 

www.ENFORCER.se

Facebook.com/ENFORCER

Twitter.com/ENFORCERMETAL

www.youtube.com/OLOFWIKSTRAND

The wait is over! VOMITOR have landed in the United States and are ready to decimate the country on their first U.S. tour, starting this week! Jointly dubbed the “Bleeding America” tour, American cult NEGATIVE PLANE will be touring alongside VOMITOR on the first six dates. Here is the complete, CONFIRMED list of dates and respective details:
12/05 — Philly @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Ashencult and Pissgrave
https://www.facebook.com/events/289276861178765/
12/06 — Baltimore @ Golden West Cafe w/ Extermination Angel
https://www.facebook.com/events/430054387058887/
12/07 — Richmond @ Strange Matter w/ Bastard Sapling and Orgon Donor
https://www.facebook.com/events/425359114171987/
12/08 — Pittsburgh @ Howlers w/ Derketa, Abysme and Falcifer
https://www.facebook.com/events/402155116512208/?fref=ts
12/09 — Cleveland @ Now That’s Class w/ Nekrofilth and Apothaeon
https://www.facebook.com/events/384463221633351/
12/10 — Brooklyn @ Public Assembly w/ Salo and Ominous Resurrection
https://www.facebook.com/events/137267066414579/?fref=ts
12/12 — Austin @ Red 7 w/ HOD and Oath of Cruelty
https://www.facebook.com/events/166554096802146/?fref=ts
12/13 — Los Angeles @ 5 Star Bar w/ Kommandant, Sanguis Imeperem, Invocation War and Casket
https://www.facebook.com/events/176131209190801/?fref=ts
This frontal U.S. assault arrives in leiu of the immiment release of VOMITOR’s third and latest album, The Escalation, set for worldwide release on January 22nd, 2013 via HELLS HEADBANGERS (for North America + South America) and INVICTUS PRODUCTIONS (for Europe + UK). Done bleeding the priest, after drinking the devil’s poison, VOMITOR increase the nuclear heat with The Escalation! Legends in the diehard metal underground, these Aussie hooligans return with their barbaric, ancient Metal of Death: thermonuclear riffing, divebombing solos, vocal vomit, and chaotic crunch that’s quintessentially and uniquely VOMITOR!
Early copies of the CD and LP version of The Escalation will be for sale at all dates of the tour. More info can be found atwww.bbqbooking.blogspot.com, and a copy of the tour poster (also available in high resolution upon request) is as follows:
An exclusive pre-release stream of VOMITOR’s The Escalation can be heard here:http://hellsheadbangers.bandcamp.com/album/the-escalation. In the meantime, the cover and tracklisting to VOMITOR’s The Escalation are as follows:
Tracklisting for VOMITOR’s The Escalation
1) Pits of Nightmare/Pitch Black
2) Prayer of Nightmare
3) Salem Witches Grave
4) Hellburst to Fight
5) The Escalation
6) Metal or Die
7) Horrors of Black Earth
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“When you need metal, go to hell!”
RIVERSIDE Launches Album Trailer for ‘Shrine Of New Generation Slaves’;
Album Artwork and Track List Revealed

[Photo Credit: Monika Grudzinska]

 

December 3, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) — Poland’s progressive rockers RIVERSIDE have released the first look into their upcoming release, SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES.  Set for a North American release date of February 5, 2013, this will be RIVERSIDE’s fifth studio album.  The album artwork and track list for SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES can be seen below, and the official album trailer can be seen here: http://youtu.be/KOB8BCv9ZmE

 

RIVERSIDE comments, “The lyrics on the new album deal with different situations we face in our modern times and how we sometimes become enslaved by them and by the style of life they dictate.  For instance, we are dominated and bombarded by increasingly stupefying media. The media, in turn, is dominated by more and more people who are known for their well-knownness… Celebrities, the modern representatives of a need which lies deep within us all and is rarely satisfied – the feeling of importance. This feeling, and some of the dilemmas and complications connected with it, is the subject of our newest single – ‘Celebrity Touch’.

 

Musically, we still try to extend the bridge to connect the new music to the old. In this track we achieved some kind of original mixture and I hope you will enjoy this piece of new album.”

 

SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES Track List

01. New Generation Slave (4:17)
02. The Depth of Self-Delusion (7:39)
03. Celebrity Touch (6:48)
04. We Got Used To Us (4:12)
05. Feel Like Falling (5:17)
06. Deprived [Irretrievably Lost Imagination] (8:26)
07. Escalator Shrine (12:41)
08. Coda (1:39)

 

SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES was recorded at Serakos Studio in Warsaw, Poland, where Reality Dream Trilogy was also tracked.  Recorded with Magda Srzednicka and Robert Srzednicki, the album offers nearly an hour of classic RIVERSIDE music.

 

Fans can read about the album’s recording process on the band’s blog here, and a video interview that was done with RIVERSIDE directly from the studio can be seen here.

 

SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES is the follow up to the band’s 2009 release, Anno Domini High Definition, which entered the Poland charts at #1 and has since hit gold album status.  In 2011, RIVERSIDE also released an EP titled Memories In My Head to celebrate the band’s 10th anniversary.

 

RIVERSIDE Discography:

Out Of Myself – CD 2003

Voices In My Head – EP 2004

Second Life Syndrome – CD 2005

Rapid Eye Movement – CD 2007

Reality Dream – 2DVD/2CD 2008/2009

Anno Domini High Definition – CD 2009

Memories In My Head – EP 2011

Shrine Of New Generation Slaves – CD 2013

RIVERSIDE Line-Up:

Mariusz Duda – Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar

Piotr Grudzi – Guitar

Piotr Kozieradzki – Drums

Micha Apaj – Keyboards

 

For more information on RIVERSIDE, visit:

www.riversideband.pl

www.facebook.com/Riversidepl

www.myspace.com/riversidepl

www.insideoutmusic.com

 

LEPROUS starts recording new album, launches first studio video

            

After spending a very eventful and busy year promoting their latest album release,Bilateral, acclaimed Norwegian progsters LEPROUS have now started their recording sessions for their upcoming, currently untitled studio album, set to be released before summer 2013 worldwide via InsideOut Music.

 

LEPROUS singer / synth-player Einar Solberg checked in with a status report:

 

“As many of you already know, we’ve started recording our new album. The drums are finished, and we’re now focusing on the guitars. Also this time we’re using Vegard ‘Ihsahn’ Tveitan and Heidi ‘StarOfAsh’ S. Tveitan as our producers / technicians. The drums were recorded in the really cool and old school Juke Joint Studio (http://www.jukejointstudio.com/ ), and we’re really satisfied with the result.

As far as the new music, we can only remind you that LEPROUS will never be the kind of band to re-create the mood from previous works, and it’s very important for us that each album has its own strong character. We have great belief in this album and we promise something fresh, challenging and soulful! This album will also be mixed and mastered by Mr. Jens Bogren @ Fascination Street Studios.”

 

Check out a special studio-video from the drum recording sessions here:

 

 

After a successful run headlining the “European Progressive Assault” tour our all over Europe this past October, LEPROUS are not only already working on their next touring plans for 2013, but they have also confirmed some prominent Summer festival slots (Wacken, Hellfest, Tuska, etc.), as well as special international shows in countries like Serbia (making up for a cancelled show-date on the past tour!) and Israel in January. All upcoming dates are below:

 

LEPROUS live 2013

11.01.2013 – Tel Aviv (Israel) – Reading 3 / ProgStage Winter Mini-Fest + PAGAN’S MIND and ROTA

http://reading3.co.il

15.01.2013 – Beograd (Serbia) – Gun Club

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Gun-Club/145886862102999?fref=ts

16.03.2013 – Porsgrunn (Norway) – Folkets Hus / Break The Ice ’13

21.04.2013 – Tilburg (The Netherlands) – 013 / Roadburn Festival – Afterburner

http://www.roadburn.com

08.06.2013 – Sölvesborg (Sweden) – Sweden Rock Festival

http://www.swedenrock.com

21.06.2013 – Clisson (France) – Hellfest

http://www.hellfest.fr

28.06.2013 – Helsinki (Finland) – Tuska Open Air

http://www.tuska-festival.fi

21.-28.07.2013 – Tolmin (Slovenia) – Metal Days Festival

http://www.metaldays.net

01.-03.08.2013 – Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Open Air

http://www.wacken.com

07.-10.08.2013 – Josefov (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival

http://www.brutalassault.cz

 

LEPROUS’ latest album, Bilateral, was skillfully mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street studio (OPETH, DEVIN TOWNSEND, SYMPHONY X, etc.). The album features cover artwork by the Surrealist Jeff Jordan (www.jeffjordanart.com), who has also worked for THE MARS VOLTA and many more. The promotional video clip for the album track “Restless” can be seen here.

 

To purchase Bilateral, please head over to CM Distro or iTunes.

 

LEPROUS Line-Up:

Einar Solberg – synth/vocals

Tor Oddmund Suhrke – guitar

Øystein Landsverk – guitar

Rein Blomquist – bass

Tobias Ørnes Andersen – drums

 

LEPROUS online:

www.leprous.net

www.leprous.net/mobile (mobile website)

www.facebook.com/leprousband

www.myspace.com/leprousband

www.youtube.com/leprouschannel

BUCKCHERRY to Join Kid Rock as Special Guests on “Rebel Soul” Arena Tour Kicking Off February 2 in Kansas City;

 

BUCKCHERRY’s New Single “Gluttony” — From Their Forthcoming ‘Confessions’ Album — Due Out December 11 Via iTunes as Digital Single

Multi-Platinum rock band Buckcherry will join Kid Rock as special guests on the upcoming “Rebel Soul” Tour beginning February 2 in Kansas City, MO.

“‘Great American Rock n’ Roll’: Kid Rock and Buckcherry. That’s all you have to say. The baddest rock n’ roll tour with the American badass himself,” says Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd.

While on the road, Buckcherry will preview new songs from their forthcoming Confessions album, due out in early 2013. This marks the band’s sixth studio album and first U.S. release for Century Media Records. The lyrics for Confessions are tied together by the underlying theme of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Fans will get an early taste of the album when “Gluttony,” the first single from Confessions, is released as an iTunes single on December 11. Look for more information about Confessions to be revealed in the coming weeks.

BuckcherryJosh Todd (vocals), Keith Nelson (guitar), Stevie D. (guitar), Jimmy Ashhurst (bass),Xavier Muriel (drums)–are one of the premier rock bands of the new millennium, having sold more than three million records in America alone and touring virtually non-stop, playing with everyone from AC/DC to Avenged Sevenfold, touring sold-out arenas alongside Nickelback and KISS, and headlining festivals ranging from the punk rock Ink-N-Iron (also featuring the Misfits and Pennywise) to Sturgis. Radio staples “Lit Up,” “Crazy Bitch” and “Sorry” have cemented the band as one of the most identifiable and sought-after bands on the radio and the live circuits, and Confessions is primed to take the band to even greater heights.

Current Buckcherry tour dates are as follows:

Date                City                            Venue

Solo Shows:

12/27               Libertyville, IL              Austin’s Fuel Room

12/28               Mt. Pleasant, MI          Soaring Eagle Casino And Resort

12/31               Las Vegas, NV            Fremont Street Experience (with Queensrÿche,

                                                         Quiet Riot, Pop Evil, Otherwise)

1/2                   Spokane, WA             Knitting Factory Concert House

1/5                   Edmonton, AB            Union Hall

1/6                   Calgary, AB                Back Alley

With Kid Rock and Hellbound:

2/2                   Kansas City, MO        Sprint Center

2/5                   Springfield, MO           JQH Arena

2/7                   Beaumont, TX             Ford Park Event Center

Solo Show:

2/9                   Tulsa, OK                   BOK Center

With Kid Rock and Hellbound:

2/10                 Wichita, KS                INTRUST Bank Arena

2/13                 Bossier City, LA          CenturyLink Center

2/15                 Nashville, TN               Bridgestone Arena

2/16                 Greenville, SC             Bi-Lo Center

2/18                 Fort Myers, FL            Germain Arena

2/20                 Pensacola, FL             Pensacola Civic Center

2/21                 New Orleans, LA         New Orleans Arena

2/23                 Birmingham, AL          BJCC Arena

2/24                 Huntsville, AL              Von Braun Center

2/26                 Greensboro, NC          Greensboro Coliseum Complex

2/27                 Knoxville, TN               Knoxville Civic Auditorium

3/1                   Memphis, TN              FedEx Forum

3/2                   Louisville, KY              KFC Yum! Center

 

For more information on BUCKCHERRY visit:    

www.facebook.com/buckcherry

www.twitter.com/buckcherry

www.buckcherry.com

www.centurymedia.com

LAMB OF GOD MANAGER RESPONDS TO BYLTHE INDICTMENT

 

As news breaks of Randy Blythe’s indictment on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, manager Larry Mazer responds with the following statement:

 

“After a three month investigation, the prosecutor in the Czech Republic has decided to move forward with an indictment of Randy Blythe on the charge of manslaughter with intent to cause bodily harm. Obviously, we intend to fight vigorously against these charges as we feel that in no way did Randy intend to cause bodily harm on the young fan who subsequently died from injuries sustained at the show.  As he has stated previously, Randy intends to go to Prague to defend himself at trial.

 

While it is a tragedy that a Lamb of God fan died following a performance by the group, in no way do I feel that Randy did anything improper that led to the young man’s injuries and subsequent death.  The price of a ticket to a show does not entitle audience members access to a band’s stage.  In the years since the murder on stage of Dimebag Darrell Abbot, performers of all genres have had to become more guarded while performing in response to the dangers presented by fans trying to become part of the performance.  We believe that Randy responded professionally to the numerous amount of fans rushing the stage that day, a number of them captured on videos that have been posted on the internet. We have testimony from the venue operator that acknowledges lax security and an improper barricade being used that evening. Numerous testimonies from fans also were contradictory as to the actions of the multiple fans that tried to access the stage.

 

At this point, all that the band, myself, and our lawyers can do is to present a defense and try to convince the panel of judges who will hear the case that Randy is innocent of all charges and that his name and reputation need to be cleared and that he be permitted to carry on with his life and career always mindful that a fan passed away after a Lamb of God performance.

 

SPEKTR to release new album this February

French Industrial/Ambient/Black Metal band SPEKTR is to release a new album entitled Cypher on the 5th of February in Europe and 19th ofFebruary in North America on Agonia Records. Cover of Cypher and more news on the release are available below.

Cypher is an experimental black metal album, recorded entirely without vocals except sampling. The album introduces industrial and ambient elements and as a whole should be considered as a strongly psychedelic release; it produces a feeling, as if the mind of the listener, dragged into the music, were unable of concentrate itself or were experiencing a powerful hallucinogen effect.

 

The band commented: Six Years of burning visions for the Spektr to return wrenched from the hermetic silence of Initiated Temples .The EctoplasmCypher thus stands as the Stone-Principle emerging out of Philosophal fumes – the transcended transcription of the most sealed occultism on audio format. Spektr commits, Agonia endorses – I’LL BE RIGHT THERE IN THE AFTERLIFE – and we ain’t going nowhere.

Successor of Near Death Experience (from 2006) will be made available as CDVinyl and digital downloadCypher will include 9 new tracks:

1 – Hermetism
2 – Teratology
3 – The Singularity
4 – Solitude
5 – Antimatter
6 – Solve Et Coagula
7 – Cypher
8 – Decorporation
9 – Le Vitriol du Philosophe

For more news on SPEKTR visit: http://agoniarecords.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/agoniarecords

 

IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION New Video Teaser Posted

   

Earlier this year IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION released their debut Recurring Themes. The album was produced by Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson), and features nine original tracks that showcase the band’s vocal harmonies soaring over original progressive-metal riffing, melodic compositions and the rhythms of ex-Tiles drummer, Pat DeLeon.Recurring Themes was financed entirely by the band andis available for purchase via the band’s websiteiTunesAmazon,CD Baby, Lasers EdgeDearborn Music and is now available through Nightmare Records.

 

ISD recently completed work on a video for the song “Monster”. The video will be receiving its exclusive premiere in the coming weeks via Noisecreep. The band has released a teaser for the video and it can be viewed HERE.

 

IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION is the brainchild of Detroit-based guitarist, vocalist and metal innovator Tony Piccoli. Influenced by the raw power of bands such as Strapping Young Lad, Meshuggah and Pantera , as well as the disciplined complexities of progressive groups like Dream Theater and GenesisPiccoli set out to change the face of metal. His blend of crushing guitars, ethereal overtones, a combination of vocal styles and wonderful melody are wrapped in subtly complex time signatures, skull-crushing guitar riffs, and melodic hooks so memorable that you will need surgery to get these songs out of your head.

 

IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION are:

Tony Piccoli – Lead Vocals, Guitars

Pat DeLeon – Drums, Percussion

Scott Thompson – Guitars, Vocals

Pete Hopersberger – Keyboards, Vocals

Bryan Paxton – Bass, Vocals

 

For more information on IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION, please visit:

www.imminentsonicdestruction.com

www.facebook.com/imminentsonicdestruction

www.reverbnation.com/imminentsonicdestruction

DYING FETUS to Hit the Road with Hatebreed, Shadows Fall and The Contortionist on “The Divinty of Purpose Tour”

   

 Currently on North American Headline Tour 

Death Metal powerhouse DYING FETUS have announced that they will be hitting the road in in January of 2013 alongside Hatebreed, Shadows Fall and The Contortionist as part of “The Divinity of Purpose Tour”. The tour will kick off January 26th in Flint, MI and will wrap up February 17th in Amityville, NY.

 

The band is currently out on “The Blood of Power Tour” which is the band’s first headlining tour on the Reign Supremealbum cycle. The first leg of the tour is underway now with support coming from Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore. The second leg of the tour begins December 15th in Denver, CO, wrapping up December 23rd in Trenton, NJ. Support on this leg will come from Malignancy and Cerebral Bore. A complete list of dates is below.

DYING FETUS recently completed shooting a video for the song “Second Skin”. Look for the video to receive to debut in the coming weeks.

Reign Supreme is available for purchase from the Relapse store HERE and digitally on