|April 22nd, 2007
- Desolate Ways with new website and samples of second album
With the approaching of the release date of the second album, Tearful,
the doomsters of DESOLATE WAYS already launched the new version of their
website, based on the artwork of the new album, which can be seen at
They also posted in their MySpace page - www.myspace.com/des0lateways
- the new songs "Drowned in Tears" and "Forgive Me"
Tearful will be released in Brazil in a few weeks, by Erpland Records,
and the first concerts are already being booked. An European release
of the album is still being negotiated, and also a re-release of the
first album, Eternal Dreams.
- METALLICA Announces Dates In Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia
METALLICA has posted the following message on its official web site:
"Enough already with this announcing one show at atime B.S. ...we've
got four more to tell you about!
"First up, is Oslo, Norway on July 10th. Last time we were there
is it was winter (Dec. '03)... We're psyched to be playing outside in
the summer, actually our first outside gig ever in Norway.
"We haven't been to Stockholm, Sweden in way tooooooo long ...
so it's very cool that we'll be back on July 12th to play at Stockholm
Stadion for the second time. See how these things work ... 'cause the
next show is in ... Helsinki, Finland, July 15th, our eighth visit to
Helsinki and again our second time at the Olympic Stadium. Yeah, there
are a couple of days off in there . . . what to do, what to do?
"Last tidbit from tonight's update ... a city we have only played
once before, and site of one of the best and most intense shows in 'TALLICA
history ... Moscow on July 18th, this time at the Lushniki Stadium.
"They're all METALLICA shows, with of course a few cool opening
bands that we'll let you in on as soon as all the details are sorted.
"We have a few more shows in the works, so we'll get back to you
soon as they're confirmed ... keep watching here."
METALLICA "Sick of the Studio '07 Tour" dates so far:
Jul. 01 - Werchter, BEL @ Rock Werchter Festival
Jul. 03 - Athens, GRE @ Rockwave Festival
Jul. 05 - Vienna, AUT @ Rotundenplatz
Jul. 10 - Oslo, NOR @ Valle Hovin Stadion
Jul. 12 - Stockholm, SWE @ Stadion
Jul. 15 - Helsinki, FIN @ Olympic Stadium
Jul. 18 - Moscow, RUS @ Lushniki Stadium
METALLICA producer Rick Rubin told MTV.com last week that he wants the
band to make a "defining" album when they enter the studio
next month. Rubin admitted he was "really nervous" about working
with the group after seeing the candid 2005 documentary about their
near-breakup, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", but said
that the band is now the opposite of how they appeared in the film.
Rubin said, "They're really productive, really communicative —
it seems like they really like being in the room together. It's a great
process. They say they're more excited than they have been in a long
time about making music...I asked them not to reinvent themselves so
much as to make a defining album, like the purest of what METALLICA
Drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone magazine that Rubin wants to
make the band sound like "the METALLICA that made them METALLICA
without going backward."
METALLICA hopes to release its ninth studio effort by the end of the
- Soulless Update
Recording/mixing of "Forever Defiant" is finally completed.
The CD will be mastered in March and should be released by World Chaos
this spring. Check out The Soulless Domain for more details, Including
a preview of Matt Cavotta's artwork for the new album.
We have also made available a limited quantity of our long out of print
"The Darkening of Days" CD. These are quality printed CDR's
packaged with the original CD booklets and tray cards. They are super
cheap and supply is limited. Check out our Merch page for this and many
other killer items.
Until next time...
Thrash 'til Death!!
The Soulless Beer Brigade
P.O. Box 347417, Parma, Ohio 44134
- MOTÖRHEAD AT METALCAMP 07!
Dear friends of METAL!!!
What is a weekend compared to a whole WEEK of METAL? Just imagine 7
days of LOUD MUSIC, beer, great food, excellent venue and thousands
of people just like you, waiting to headbang and relax.
The fantasy became reality as Slovenia’s finest metalfest METALCAMP
will spread a whole WEEK of metal insanity in its best form. Settled
in probably the best festival site ever, Tolmin, where mountains, cold
river and huge forests bring you the primal feeling of WILDERNESS that
is just perfectly fitting with what METAL is all about. Hey, who would
dare to miss the opportunity of a whole metal week with one of the finest
metal acts such as IMMORTAL, SEPULTURA, AMON AMARTH, BLIND GUARDIAN,
SODOM, THE EXPLOITED, DORO, HATEBREED, DEW-SCENTED, UNLEASHED, DISMEMBER,
Although there are many immortal names here, there is only one name
that lives and breathes everything that is METAL – and that, dear
friends, is MOTÖRHEAD!
If you claim to be in metal and cannot name at least one of their legendary
songs, than Lemmy and co. will – as they always claim –
KICK YOUR ASS! Being there from day one, this band has shaped the true
spirit of Rock into something even more furious – and that is
METAL. Every legendary band that you listen to, will state among their
influences Motörhead. Who would think that three people could do
this even if their bodily age is quite high? Well, Lemmy is GOD and
by that fact he is immortal and so is his band. And God will visit the
METALCAMP. Finally, you’ll be able to hear thundering roar of
this 3-piece legends as their legacy will spew forth all over the beautiful
valley. Songs such as Ace Of Spades, Bomber, Overkill, Iron Fist, I'm
So Bad Baby and countless more will hit your ears like a raging thunderstorm.
Lemmy and his diabolical associates know no rest or mercy. They drink,
they smoke, they live on the edge, they raise Hell like no one else
did, does or ever will. And only the live experience of MOTÖRHEAD
can live up to the written words.
MOTÖRHEAD at METALCAMP along with many others will definitely be
a sight to remember. Be there to witness the legend!
MOTORHEAD IMMORTAL BLIND GUARDIAN SEPULTURA HATEBREED AMON AMARTH EXPLOITED
UNLEASHED DISMEMBER SODOM DORO ENSIFERUM KORPIKLAANI DEW-SCENTED THRESHOLD
GRAVEWORM PROSPECT NOCTIFERIA DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER VREID CONVERGE
DISILLUSION THE VISION BLEAK ARS MORIENDI ELUVEITIE ANIMOSITY EVENTIDE
+ MANY MORE!
- HALFORD DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Digital Entertainment Packages (DEPs)
Metal God Entertainment LLC / RHML
For more than a decade value-added CD and DVD packaging have spurred
sales and achieved very impressive appearances and functions. Finally,
the brethren to physical packaging in the digital arena has arrived,
and it too offers distributors unlimited premium services for their
As the game, music, film and television industries adjust their business
models from a physical to a digitally-managed and digitally-distributed
environment; visionaries have curiously asked 'what does digital packaging
consist of?' Is it possible to provide exclusive packaging to the consumer
and control its digital proliferation?
Heavy Metal musician Rob Halford(Halford / Judas Priest vocalist) launched
his new label Metal God Entertainment late-November 2006; utilizing
digital distribution as his exclusive means to distribute current and
future music and film product www.HalfordMusic.com.
That is right, no traditional brick-and-mortar music store housing The
Metal God's works - at least not yet. Metal God Entertainment also operates
a global iTunes label featuring Rob Halford's music and short-film releases
for the world's iTunes and iPod communities.
Consumers purchasing from www.HalfordMusic.com
will find each of Rob Halford's six (6) music releases accompanied with
a premium digital package housing music and film for PC purchasers.
Mac users receive the premium digital packaging and 192k MP3 files.
Due to Apple's iTunes Digital Rights Management restrictions; Mac users
must purchase Halford's videos direct from Apple's iTunes Store.
Halford's Digital Entertainment Packages (DEP) have been soundly developed
for Apple's Mac OS X systems as well as Microsoft's PC Windows environment.
Each Halford premium digital package offers a custom interface which
guides users through their new music, videos, wallpaper, lyrics, expanded
liner notes and promotional photographs.
Click on Rob Halford discography within the digital package, and a music
player appears with 30 second audio clips of Rob Halford's entire solo
catalog; as well as, links to purchase or gift a song, release or entire
Halford's DEPs also include Halford updates via a web link to www.RobHalford.com.
Rob's official site hosts millions of visitors annually.
Halford debuted his first premium digital packaging in 2004 - featuring
a rare 'live' performance of his band at Anaheim, California's House
of Blues, and a retro-styled video game which ignited his web boards
for an entire year as his audience strived for highest score.
Every organization faces new marketing challenges as the industry embraces
digital distribution. HalfordMusic.com and iTunes deliver quality music
and film product over the Internet to the consumer.
However, many consumer's dread looking at just a web page and order
form. They want to be enveloped and allowed to see how a production
was created, and they want to be entertained during the process. Someone
in my audience is discovering our DEPs everyday; and their reactions
Please visit www.HalfordMusic.com
for more details.
- PERRIS RECORDS CELEBRATES 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, ISSUES SECOND ISSUE
OF 'ROCKNATION' NEWSPAPER!
The label that many a metalhead holds near and dear to their heart -
Perris Records - will be celebrating their 15th anniversary come this
July. The label has issued all new studio albums by such renowned veteran
hard rock/metal acts as Stephen Pearcy(formerly of Ratt), Bang Tango,
L.A. Guns, Vain, Enuff Z'Nuff, while also managing to introduce headbangers
to newer acts, including 3 Legged Dogg, Blind Alley, and Backwash, among
Perris has grown beyond just being a label, as they have launched their
own music newspaper, 'Rocknation,' which features both artists from
the label as well as other notable names - including Rob Halford, Slash,
AC/DC, and Megadeth.
Thus far, two issues have hit the streets, with the inaugural issue
currently viewable at the Rocknation website. Published by Perris label
head Tom Mathers, the paper features such respected metal writers as
Brian Rademacher, Chris Akin, Mitch Lafon, and Todd Newton.
Additionally, 'Rocknation' TV video show will be launched the same month
as Perris' anniversary, which will be made available on both Time Warner
The show will air weekly each Sunday night, and promises to be a prime
source of hard rock videos for fans throughout the nation.
"I am very excited about the launch of Rocknation," says Mathers.
"I believe that Rocknation will bring rock back into the mainstream,
and will give bands a medium to promote their music nationwide."
Rocknation is also looking for local talent for nationwide concerts
- contact [email protected]
Also, add 'Rocknation Myspace' as a friend, for nationwide concerts
and TV show info, plus giveaways at www.myspace.com/rocknationtv
For additional info on the Rocknation music paper and upcoming TV program,
please visit www.rocknation.us
For news on the Perris Records catalog and upcoming releases, visit
- NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP
The New England Metal and Hardcore festival, presented by ESP Guitars
& Basses and Krank Amps, is set for Friday, April 27 and Saturday,
28 with a Friday night headline performance by Norwegian black metal
sensations Dimmu Borgir and a tribute to Metal Blade Records’
25th Anniversary to cap off the festival on Saturday night.
The festival will join forces with Metal Blade this year to celebrate
the label’s 25th anniversary. Numerous Metal Blade bands will
perform on Saturday in tribute to the long-standing, highly respected
metal label, in addition to a once-in-lifetime performance that will
bring together musicians from Metal Blade’s stellar roster of
“Metal Blade is very happy to celebrate our 25th Anniversary at
the legendary New England Metal and Hardcore Fest,” said Metal
Blade founder Brian Slagel. “We are able to have most of our roster
appear at this great festival. We have always been big supporters of
the NEMF and found this was the perfect way to kick off our 25th Anniversary
Additional bands confirmed for Friday are: Bury Your Dead, Devil Driver,
Satyricon, Walls of Jericho, Kataklysm, Kylesa, Skinless, The Devil
Wears Prada, All Shall Perish, 100 Demons, Nora, The Human Abstract,
Still Remains, Thy Will Be Done, Nachtmystium, December Aeterali, Merauder,
Death Before Dishonor, Suicide Silence, Beneath the Massacre, Skeleton
Witch, Stick to Your Guns, The Faceless, Blood Runs Black, Dead Hearts,
xDeathStarx, Palehorse, Bloodlined Calligraphy, and The Funeral Pyre.
Saturday’s performers include: Unearth, Cannibal Corpse, The Black
Dahlia Murder, The Red Chord, Job for a Cowboy, Lizzy Borden, Goatwhore,
I Killed the Prom Queen, Shai Halud, Since the Flood, Demiricous, Hallows
Eve, Cellador, Beyond the Embrace, The Architect, Animosity, Psyopus,
If Hope Dies, Ed Gein, The Absence, Gaza, Forever in Terror, Apiary,
Sons of Azreal, The Destro, and The Network.
“ESP is happy to once again support this year’s New England
Metal and Hardcore Festival,” said Allen Steelgrave, Director
of Marketing and Artist Relations, ESP Guitars. “We’re proud
that the majority of the bands at this year's festival will be playing
ESP and LTD guitars, and we do everything we can to help support the
artists who choose ESP.”
Now in its ninth year, the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival has
built a name as the country’s premiere festival for these genres,
drawing fans from across the country and around the world.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival take place at the Palladium,
located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Mass. Tickets will go on sale
Thursday, March. The cost is $35 for a one-day pass and $65 for a two-day
pass. Tickets will be available at all Strawberries and FYE Stores,
online at tickets.com, or by calling 1-800-477-6849.
The festival is presented this year by ESP Guitars & Basses and
Krank Amps. Other sponsors include Metal Blade Records, Revolver magazine
(the exclusive magazine of the festival), Monster Energy Drink, Prosthetic
Records, Roadrunner Records, Thrash Talk with Mistress Juliya, Mazur
Public Relations, The Syndicate, Heavy Hitter, JeremySaffer.com, DefyUnlearn.com,
On-site vendors will include ESP Guitars / Krank Amps, Eulogy Recordings
/ Hand Of Hope Records, Metal Blade Records, Monster Energy Drink, Prosthetic
Records, Revolver Magazine, Roadrunner Records, and many more in the
festival’s marketplace area.
- Seduced by Suicide News
Seduced by Suicide to be featured in next issue of Insomnia Magazine
Seduced by Suicide will be featured in the compilation cd of the Insomnia
Magazine's issue. This british magazine covers musical genres like gothic,
punk, metal, industrial and electro. Each issue comes with a compilation
cd, orders can be made through www.insomniamagazine.net
Actually Seduced by Suicide is still recording a single and soon the
band will make the first concert, which will be announced soon.
Meanwhile some saples of Gothic Dream cd are available in the band's
MySpace page - www.myspace.com/seducedbysuicide
Seduced by Suicide
- VÁN Records attacks... The Ruins of Beverast, Nagelfar
THE RUINS OF BEVERAST
--Rain Upon The Impure--
"Goddamn, this is some of the fiercest stuff I've heard, ever.
Unlock the Shrine was something else,
but Rain Upon the Impure takes things miles and miles further."
- Vampire Magazine
"...the kind of album while listening to it someone has to ask
himself why there hasn't
existed something similar before." - Metal Archives
The second full-length-output of German Ruins Of Beverast moves another
step further into the mental abyss of loathsomeness, disgust and unease.
Rain Upon The Impure features a sonic collapse of all earthly organisms,
a celebration of negativism, composed of insurmountable and ceaseless
works creating soundscapes of furious wrath, blissful insanity and slowest
torment. This album is a sound-wise and compositional denial of all
that is Black Metal Standard.
--Virus West reissue--
This is the re-release of the last album that was produced by this disbanded
German Black Metal formation. “Virus West” is by far the
most aggressive and powerful piece of music ever released by the band,
leaving the shores of melancholy and reverie behind and setting sails
for harsh and wrathful fields of either fast or energetic midtempo tunes.
The production of the album was once again taken over by Andy Classen
within the walls of the famous Stage One studio, which means that the
sound of the compositions will rearrange your entire anatomy.
- KINETIC at RockWave Festival.
Here is Savvas Betinis from KINETIC, sending some important news!!!
Check the banner below... We confirmed our appearance as opening act
to Athens ROCKWAVE FESTIVAL 2007. The lineup for it`s first day, July
1st, is the following:
HEAVEN AND HELL
It is a big honor for us to be in such place, having a really important
role, to warm-up the crowd coming to see those Megatherions!! No more
words...Just Hard Work!!!
For all the details, such as ticket prices, Lineups for the remaining
days and everything else check the link www.didimusic.gr
Finally a big THANK YOU to DiDi Music/Big Star promotion for giving
us this chance.
SEE YOU AT TERRA VIBE!!!
With best regards
KINETIC.KINETIC-The Official Web Of Consciousness
KINETIC at MySpace:
- MONARCH! "Dead Men Tell No Tales" 2xCD coming soon
Crucial Blast will be releasing the North American version of the upcoming
MONARCH! double CD set, Dead Men Tell No Tales, a colossal collection
of not one, but two full length albums previously released on vinyl
only by the French glacial sludge/feedback/lava rock behemoth known
MONARCH! unleash a slow motion avalanche of impossibly glacial, blackened
sludge and hypnotic feedback, each song a series of epic tarpit riffage
stretched out eternally over lumbering drums and the cavernous rumble
of speaker cabinets. Over these yawning expanses of black void appears
the demonic, throat-shredding shrieks and ghostly singing of Emilie,
whose petite appearance belies one of the harshest throats in the underground
Doom spectrum. Beyond heavy. MONARCH!'s mega-crawling ambient doom/drone/sludge
follows in the grand tradition of fellow tarpit adventurers Melvins,
Corrupted, Noothgrush, and Black Sabbath, and accompany their music
with an iconoclastic design style that decorates their material with
deceptively cute imagery drawing from the collective influence of Sanrio,
Japanese animation, European graffiti, weirdo hardcore, and skateboard
This double CD set will contain both MONARCH!'s newest album Die Tonight,
and the now out-of-print Speak Of The Sea LP, both released in limited
vinyl editions as European imports, with additional unreleased songs
exclusive to this release. The North Amercian version of Dead Men Tell
No Tales will be presented in an offset-printed, 4-panel case printed
by Stumptown Printers, with all new original artwork in the band's unique
design style. The North American release will be available in North
America on March 13th 2007.
- North American release of Year Of No Light's 'Nord'
As part of our current plundering of the French art-metal underground,
Crucial Blast will be releasing a domestic version of 'Nord', the colossal
debut from French ensemble Year Of No Light that was originally released
via the French label Radar Swarm earlier in 2006.
Year Of No Light bring an amazing set of songwriting chops to the 10
songs that make up 'Nord', a heavy, chugging metallic monster that channels
both gloomy atmospherics reminiscent of The Cure, and crushing Neurosis-inspired
dirgecore, heavy and raw but at times extremely beautiful. To us, YEAR
OF NO LIGHT's Nord seems to orbit the guitar-heavy early 90's alt rock
of bands like Swervedriver and Dinosaur Jr., The Cure and My Bloody
Valentine, just as much as it draws from the dirgey, metallic, crushing
post-hardcore of Isis and Neurosis. Sure, there are a ton of bands out
there that touch upon similar influences, but we can't think of anyone
recently that has delivered an album in this style that is quite this
catchy and well-written. Nord flows seamlessly between passages of ultra
melodic post-rock and frenzied bursts of dissonant, crushing hardcore,
to austere radiant guitar figures and gorgeous Troum-esque ambient drones,
to massive doomy dirge metal, utterly gorgeous Loveless-esque melodic
bliss, and some almost folksy, but unbelievably EPIC riffs, with powerful,
strained vocals fighting through their wall of sound.
Crucial Blast's release of 'Nord' for North America is planned for May
"This is a debut of incredible maturity, and one of the most moving
albums of this year." - Stylus
"On 'Par Économie Pendant...'they are as air-punchingly
triumphant as Envy, while doom-laden closer 'La Bouche De Vitus Bering'
is bleaker than an eternal nuclear winter. Intoxicating stuff."
- Rock Sound
- ACE FREHLEY: 'Rumors Of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated'
Contrary to published reports, former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is
alive and well and working on his highly anticipated solo album.
It has been erroneously reported on various web sites and wire services
that the legendary guitarist had committed suicide.
"I don't know how this ridiculous rumor got started," smiles
Ace, as he eats his daily allotment of wheat germ, preparing to jump
back on his treadmill.
In a January 2006 interview with Guitar World magazine, Frehley had
the following to say regarding his current projects: "I've been
working on a solo album and a few film projects. I'd love to do an instructional
video, but I want it to be comedic. [Laughs] I don't want it to be just
another boring how-to-play video. I may not be the world's greatest
guitarist, but at least I'm never boring."
- DOWNLORD RELEASE VIDEO FOR WAKE UP & SMELL THE SPECIES
DOWNLORD, the Danish death metal band featuring ex-BOLT THROWER/BENEDICTION
vocalist Dave Ingram and former members of INIQUITY, DAEMON, and SUPERFICIAL,
have posted the video for their 2nd single, “Wake Up & Smell
the Species” off of their debut album, “Random Dictionary
of the Damned,” which was released world-wide by Open Grave Records
in late January.
The song, “Wake Up & Smell the Species” uses lyrical
excerpts from "Hymn of the Satanic Empire", and was written
by Anton Lavey in 1988 and was included on the "Satanic Mass"
The video can be viewed at the Open Grave Records website (http://www.opengraverecords.com).
- WHIRLWIND RECORDS SIGNS US DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH OPEN GRAVE RECORDS
German based Whirlwind Records, the home of Lengsel, Pantokrator, Kashee
Opeiah, amongst other artists has entered into an exclusive distribution
deal with Open Grave Records Distribution making their releases easily
available at most major US chain stores as well as independent music
The first Whirlwind release to see a US release date will be Lengsel’s,
“The Kiss The Hope”, which will hit stores on June 5th.
Lengsel hails from Oslo, Norway and consists of Ole Halvard Sveen, Tor
Glidje, and John Robert Mjåland, all member of the band Extol.
Future releases and release dates will be announced as they become available.
For more information visit:
- ELENIUM news
Finnish melodic death metallers ELENIUM have inked a deal with the new
Finnish label Kampas Records. The band's second album, "Caught
in a Wheel", will be released in March / April 2007. Two songs
from the CD ? "Human" and the title track ? are available
for listening on the group's MySpace page. http://www.myspace.com/elenium
ELENIUM's full-length debut, "For Giving - For Getting", was
released in 2003 through England's Rage Of Achilles Records.
For more info visit:
- STiiLPOiNT release debut album on March 16, 2007.
STiiLPOiNT has set a release date of March 16, 2007 for their debut
album, "Bleed Every Note". This will be the first major release
by Southern Metal Records (owned by ex-NOTHINGFACE singer David Gabbard).
The album was Produced by David Gabbard; Mixed and Mastered by Skip
- MORTIIS TO RELEASE REMIX ALBUM 'SOME KIND OF HEROIN'
Industrial Goth enigma Mortiis is set to release a remix album titled
'Some Kind of Heroin', reworking material from 'The Grudge', on April
17 in Europe, via Earache Records.
For much of Mortiis' career, the striking visual aspect combined with
his rapid musical evolution has become a subject of much urban legend
over the years. And yet over a series of progressively more ambitious
albums, Mortiis has morphed into a band unit that has become known for
aggressive live shows and ambitious records, and has spawned two Top
50 UK singles.
In keeping with the rapidly developing nature of the music and the direction
of the band, 'Some Kind of Heroin' offers diverse remix material including
interpretations by a wide range of contemporaries, such as Zombie Girl,
Gothminister, Implant, XP8, Mental Siege, PIG, The Kovenant, Velvet
Acid Christ, Girls Under Glass, David Wallace, Kubrick, Funker Vogt,
Flesh Field, Dope Stars and In the Nursery.
Mortiis states: "I´m really stoked we finally got to do a
remix album and since it's been in process for quite some time now I'm
happy to be able to finally release it. I've always been fascinated
with taking songs and twisting them into something different, the ability
to grab the elements you like and put them into a totally different
environment. The flexibility of that really appeals to me.
I think the mixes all those guys did came out really cool, many of them
vastly different from what would have come out of the studio if I had
done them. It's cool to see what happens when you let other people inside
your head, so to speak. I think the variety of mixers and sonic realms
created here will appeal to a large variety of people."
Track listing for 'Some Kind of Heroin' is as follows:
01. Underdog (Zombie Girl Remix)
02. The Grudge (Gothminister mix)
03. Twist The Knife (The Gibbering mix by Implant)
04. Broken Skin feat. Stephan Groth (Septic Wound mix by XP8)
05. The Grudge (Mental Siege Mix)
06. Gibber (PIG Remix)
07. Way too Wicked (Rape, Dope and the American Way mix by The Kovenant)
08. Gibber (Lysergic Club Mix by Velvet Acid Christ)
09. The Worst in Me (Girls Under Glass Mix)
10. The Grudge (David Wallace Remix)
11. Broken Skin feat. Stephan Groth (Funker Vogt Remix)
12. The Grudge (Emotional Heresy by Kubrick)
13. Decadent & Desperate (Therafuck remix by Dope Stars)
14. Gibber (Gibbering Idiot)
15. Way too Wicked (Absinthium mix)
16. The Worst in Me (Extraction mix by In the Nursery)
Mortiis undertakes a European tour with Deathstars in April in support
of 'Some Kind of Heroin', with dates as follows:
Apr. 21 - Oktoberhallen - Wieze, BE
Apr. 22 - Baroeg - Rotterdam, NETH
Apr. 23 - Muzikzentrum - Hannover, DE
Apr. 24 - Copenhagen - The Rock - DK
Apr. 25 - Train - Arhus, DK
Apr. 26 - Markthallle - Hamburg, DE
Apr. 27 - Hellraiser - Leipzig, DE
Apr. 28 - Skalica - Brainwashing Fest - Slovakia
Apr. 29 - Futurum Music Club - Prague, CZ
Apr. 30 - Petofi Hall - Budapest, HUN
May 01 - Backstage - Munich, DE
May 02 - Steinbruchtheater - Darmstadt, DE
- NORTT - Ligfærd CD - out now!
Throughout its duration, Ligfaerd relentlessly smothers the listener
in more layers of ghostly atmosphere than its predecessor, but the decidedly
doom-oriented black metal component is definitely still present. Nortt's
basic sound is still made up of morose background synths and piano,
barely human snarls, ponderous drumming, despondent fuzzed-out guitars
and other string laments -- all tied in chains almost too heavy to bear.
This time however, these elements find themselves trapped in a more
spacious environment, a cold void where each strumming of a chord comes
back off the walls to haunt the listener. This sparse approach trades
impact for atmosphere; at times it seems to increase the significance
of each note, but it can also place more strain on the album's ability
to keep the listener's attention. It all sounds like some barren ghost
town somewhere between this world and another; the last funeral before
your own has just taken place, and half-imagined church bells echo in
your mind as a reminder that your miserable journey is coming to an
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- New album THE INNER SANCTUM out on March 5th
Single 'If I Was You' (single mix) available for download now
Major European tour to start end of February
The rolling thunder can be heard from afar: British metal legends, Saxon,
are scheduled to release their latest album, The Inner Sanctum, on March
5, 2007 , proving that they have succeeded yet again in keeping that
special place between traditional and contemporary music. “The
Inner Sanctum is a typical Saxon recording that kicks off with gargatum
heavy metal tracks, followed by classic rock’n’roll numbers,
returning to Metal towards at the end,” vocalist Biff Byford describes
his group’s new offering, which features two near 10 Minutes songs,
rating the release in Saxon’s history as follows: “I’d
say the album is in the style of Lionheart and Metalhead, a number of
tracks have a Solid Ball Of Rocktouch, but at the same time the production
is very modern.” The Inner Sanctum will be available in a digipak
with Bonus DVD or in a jewel case, including bonus track.
Charlie Bauerfeind was in charge of the driving sound, keeping the typical
Saxon elements of each song to incorporate them in a contemporary production.
All those who have known Saxon since the Eighties and followed their
amazing development will love The Inner Sanctum. The first single lifted
from the album will be ‘If I Was You’, available for download
: a driving metal track that fits in seamlessly among the long list
of Saxon classics, increasing still the anticipation of the album.
Five days before the album arrives at the stores, Saxon will embark
on their extensive European tour, scheduled to last until mid-May, which
will take Biff Byford, Paul Quinn (guitar), Doug Scarratt (guitar),
Nibbs Carter (bass) and Nigel Glockler (drums) through England, Ireland,
Germany, Spain, France, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Greece,
Croatia, Poland, Russia, Austria, Sweden and Finland, among others.
Byford has already hinted at his band’s live show, which has been
updated as usual: “All those who know us are aware that we always
include six to seven new numbers in our track listing when we have a
new album to promote.” So all Saxon fans had better mark in their
calendars the show nearest them!
TRACK LISTING "The Inner Sanctum" Limited Editon:
01. State Of Grace
02. Need For Speed
03. Let Me Feel Your Power
04. Red Star Falling
05. I`ve Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)
06. If I Was You (album version)
07. Going Nowhere Fast
08. Ashes To Ashes
09. Empire Rising
10. Atila The Hun
Content Bonus DVD:
A night out with the Boys:
01. To hell and back again
02. A night out with the Boys – The idea
03. A night out with the Boys – Not really
04. See the light shining
05. A night out with the Boys – Now it started
07. Suzie Hold On
08. Stand Up And Be Counted
09. Frozen Rainbow
10. Never Surrender
2.0 Dolby Digital & 5.1 Audio
Duration approx. 50 min
- KRISIUN & GRAVE European tour with Immolation!
A true delicacy for any death metal maniac out there is about to be
unleashed upon European stages as Brazilian “blastbeasts”
KRISIUN and Swedish death metal legends GRAVE are confirmed as support
of long-running New York-based death metal act Immolation’s European
tour starting early May 2007.
Both bands are still promoting their latest death metal masterpieces
released via Century Media Records: KRISIUN’s highly acclaimed
“Assassination” album hit stores in early 2006 and GRAVE
delivered their mighty “As Rapture Comes” album in July
2006. Visit the band’s Myspace pages to check out some brutal
sounds of both bands’ latest efforts.
As opening band Australia’s Dawn Of Azazel are part of the billing
as well, and Belgium’s Leng Tch’e will replace GRAVE on
the last seven shows of the tour, please see below for an exact list
Immolation + Krisiun + Grave + Dawn Of Azazel
(* Leng Tch'e replace Grave)
04.05.07 BEL Vosselaar @ Biebob
05.05.07 GER Osnabrück @ Bastard Club
06.05.07 HOL Groningen @ Vera
07.05.07 GER Flensburg @ Roxy
08.05.07 DEN Aarhus @ Train
09.05.07 DEN Kopenhagen @ The Rock
10.05.07 GER Hamburg @ Hafenklang-Exil
11.05.07 GER Hannover @ MusikZentrum
12.05.07 HOL Eindhoven @ Dynamo
13.05.07 HOL Hengelo @ Metropol
14.05.07 FR Charleroi @ Le Colisseum
15.05.07 UK Bradford @ Rio
16.05.07 IRE Dublin @ Voodoo Lounge
17.05.07 UK Glasgow @ Soundhaus
18.05.07 UK London @ Camden Underworld
19.05.07 GER Trier @ ExHaus
20.05.07 FR Paris @ La Locomotive
21.05.07 FR Nancy @ Azimut 854
23.05.07 CZ Prague @ Lucerna Music Bar
24.05.07 GER Berlin @ Knaack
25.05.07 GER Leipzig @ Hellraiser Festival
26.05.07 GER Rosenheim @ Bavarian Battle Summer Fest
27.05.07 A Klagenfurt @ Mexicohalle
28.05.07 ITA Prato @ Siddharta
29.05.07 FR Lyon @ CCO Villeurbanne
30.05.07 FR Marseille @ TBA
31.05.07 SP Barcelona @ Mephisto
01.06.07 SP Madrid @ Ritmo & Compas
02.06.07 SP Sevilla @ Sala Q
03.06.07 POR Corroios @ Cine Teatro
04.06.07 SP Irun @ Tunk *
05.06.07 FR Toulouse @ Salle Des Fetes *
06.06.07 CH Geneve @ L'Usine *
07.06.07 CH Pratteln @ Z7 *
08.06.07 GER Wachenroth @ Suffering Life Festival *
09.06.07 GER Duisburg @ Deathfest *
10.06.07 HOL Nijmegen @ Doornroosje *
Additionally, GRAVE are confirmed for some festival dates in the Summer:
05.07.07 CZ Trutnov @ Obscene Extreme Festival / www.obscene.cz
09.08.07 GER Erfurt @ Party.San Open Air / www.party-san.net
07.08.07 FIN Oulu @ Jalometalli Festival / www.jalometalli.net
08.09.07 GER Osnabrück @ Hellflame Festival North / www.hellflame.de
22.09.07 GER Lichtenfels @ Hellflame Festival South / www.hellflame.de
- NAPALM DEATH announce new tour dates!
British godfathers of grindcore are about to return to European stages
to further support their much lauded “Smear Campaign” album
, which was released by Century Media Records in September 2006 and
got instantly hailed as one of the best full frontal sonic assaults
in the entire history of NAPALM DEATH. In addition to their European
tour, the band will also perform at several summer festivals including
Wacken Open Air 2007, Hole In The Sky Festival and others.
See below for an updated live schedule of the legendary grinders!
NAPALM DEATH live:
presented by : OX Fanzine, Livegigs.de, SLAM Magazine
28.04.2007 Barroselas (PT) Metalfest
04.05.2007 Arlon (B) Les Nuits De L'entrepot
05.05.2007 Wuustwezel (B) Puntpop
09.06.2007 Reichenbach (D) Death Fest Open Air
13.06.2007 Preston (UK) 53 Degrees
14.06.2007 Nottingham (UK) Rock City
15.06.2007 Leicester (UK) Charlotte
16.06.2007 Colchester (UK) Twist
17.06.2007 Norwich (UK) Waterfront
22.06.2007 Bournemouth (UK) Old Fire Station
23.06.2007 Clisson (F) Hellfest
05.07.2007 Frome (UK) Cheese & Grain
06.07.2007 Derbyshire (UK) First Floor
07.07.2007 Manchester (UK) Academy 3
08.07.2007 Knaresborough (UK) Daddy Cools
13.07.2007 Spital am Semmering (A) Kaltenbach Open Air
15.07.2007 Viveiro (E) Beach Fest
19.07.2007 Bridgewater (UK) Palace
20.07.2007 Plymouth (UK) White Rabbit
21.07.2007 Birmingham (UK) Caling Academy 2
22.07.2007 Aberdeen (UK) Leom Three
23.07.2007 Glasgow (UK) Barfly
02.08.2007 Wacken (D) Wacken Open Air
03.08.2007 Wacken (D) Wacken Open Air
04.08.2007 Wacken (D) Wacken Open Air
23.08.2007 Bergen (NOR) Hole In The Sky Festival
Watch NAPALM DEATH’s latest video clip for “When All Is
Said And Done” at Century Media’s Youtube page: www.youtube.com/user/centurymediaeurope
- WOLF New tour dates; UK edition of “The Black Flame”;
Swedish metal monsters WOLF deliver an update on their upcoming live
schedule and are glad to announce a vinyl edition of their 2006 Century
Media Records debut “The Black Flame”, which will come out
on Swedish label Blackcave Records. The vinyl will be strictly limited
to 500 copies and will be signed and numbered by the band.
Check www.blackcave.se for details on the release date and availability,
the band comments the vinyl release as follows:
"There was never a doubt about releasing “The Black Flame”
as vinyl record, though we've been getting a lot of questions regarding
the matter, we just wanted to wait for the right time to do it and we
feel that we've reached that point now. Vinyl is very important for
us and our fans and it is an important element of the heavy metal community.
It's just like denim & leather – we’re naked without
it." – WOLF
On February 19th 2007, “The Black Flame” was also officially
released in the United Kingdom as a special edition containing the following
- Live video footage filmed at Keep It True Festival, November 4, 2006
1. "The Bite" - from the album "The Black Flame"
2. "Genocide" - from the album "Black Wings"
- "I Will Kill Again" (promo-video clip, long splatter version!)
Find below WOLF’s upcoming live shows, be there & raise the
Supporting Celtic Frost, Kreator
27.04.2007 Gothenburg (S) @ Belsepub
22-23.06.2007 Balingen (D) @ Bang Your Head Festival
12.07.2007 Brande-Hoernerkirchen (D) @ Headbangers Open Air
“If "The Black Flame" doesn't cause you to break into
fist-waving singalongs or air-guitar seizures, then you, my friend,
are just not very metal.”
- Keith Bergman/BLABBERMOUTH
- MAROON TV feature online!
As previously reported, German act MAROON has been filmed during one
of their latest live shows for a TV feature on German channel ZDF. You
can now watch the entire feature at the following link: ZDF Maroon Link
- VITAL REMAINS New album on it´s way & European tour dates!
US extreme death metal heroes VITAL REMAINS are back with a bang! The
new album “Icons Of Evil” was produced by Erik Rutan (Cannibal
Corpse, Hate Eternal, etc) in Florida and features once again death
metal legend Glen Benton (Deicide) on vocals, spilling the poison over
the whole world. The new slap of blasphemy will be released in Europe
April 2nd 2007, so watch out for a lethal dose of total mayhem!
Here´s the “Icons Of Evil” CD tracklist:
Where is Your God Now
Icons Of Evil
Born To Rape The World
Reborn…the Upheaval of Nihility
Hammer Down The Nails
Shrapnel Embedded Flesh
Disciples Of Hell
Tony Lazaro – rhythm guitars & bass
Dave Suzuki – drums, lead guitar & backing vocals
Glen Benton – vocals
VITAL REMAINS will hit the road in Europe from March 24th on as they
are on the billing of the famous Polish Metal Mind Festival. This will
be followed by a European headliner tour
with Godphobia + support
19.04.2007 Zlin (CZ) Club Golem
20.04.2007 Innsbruck (A) Hafen
21.04.2007 Vienna (A) Escape
22.04.2007 Altofen (A) Endorphin
25.04.2007 Belgrad (SER) SKC
29.04.2007 Turin (I) Il Noise
30.04.2007 Ascoli (I) La Tanne Dell Tigri
03.05.2007 Barcelona (E) Mephisto
04.05.2007 Irun (E) Tunk
05.05.2007 Toulouse (F) Les Vents Du Sud
07.05.2007 Essen (D) Turock
with Denial Fiend, Godphobia, Bloody Sign
11.05.2007 Eindhoven (NL) Dynamo Festival
12.05.2007 Giebelstadt (D) Bringer Of Death Festival
with Denial Fiend
17.05. – 19.05. 2007 Jüterbog (D) Fuck The Commerce Festival
- HASTE THE DAY new song on Myspace!
Haste The Day will post the second new track of their upcoming album
“Pressure The Hinges” this Sunday night. So make sure you
pass by their www.myspace.com/hastetheday on Monday morning and add
the song “Stitches” to your profile and be the coolest girl/guy
in town! This song is also going to be their video track. A beautiful
and nasty E-Card will be launched next Monday @ www.centurymedia.com/eu.
Have a look!
HASTE THE DAY´s new album “Pressure The Hinges” will
be released in Europe March 26th, 2007 via Century Media Records and
will include 3 bonus tracks.
- EYEHATEGOD Confirmed For Austin's CHAOS IN TEJAS Festival
EYEHATEGOD will play a few shows in mid-May in Louisiana and Texas.
They've confirmed their appearance at the Chaos In Tejas festival at
Emo's in Austin on May 18 and will be doing shows in Houston, Fort Worth,
and New Orleans. More information will be made available soon.
Regarded as the founders of American sludgecore, EYEHATEGOD has become
one of the most important bands to emerge from the NOLA (New Orleans,
Louisana) metal scene. EYEHATEGOD formed in 1988 and became known for
their heavy, detuned and bluesy guitar riffs, combined with walls of
feedback and tortured vocals to create a harsh misanthropic vibe.
- DARK TRANQUILLITY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival
Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have been confirmed
for this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to
take place June 22-23, 2007 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing
is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
HEAVEN AND HELL
- TYPE O NEGATIVE Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival
TYPE O NEGATIVE has been confirmed for this year's Gods of Metal festival,
which will take place in two separate installments at Idropark in Milan,
Italy. The first part of the festival will be held on June 2-3 while
the second installment will take place June 30. There will be eight
bands performing each day (a total of 24 artists over the three days).
So far the following artists have been confirmed:
TRAMP'S WHITE LION
[to be announced]
HEAVEN AND HELL
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
TYPE O NEGATIVE
[to be announced]
- SKITZO BANNED FROM ROOSTERS ROADHOUSE
Legendary Bay Area thrash/crossover band SKITZO, where scheduled to
perform at Roosters Roadhouse in Alameda, CA on March 31st . However
after the owner of the club viewed a rerun of The Judge Judy show in
which front man Lance Ozanix was charged with vomiting on an audience
member, the promoter made the decision that SKITZO could no longer play
the venue for liability issues.
As previously announced SKITZO will release its 17th CD, "Five
Point Containment", on May 15 via Open Grave Records, which has
special guests Jeff Becerra (POSSESSED), Phil Demel (VIO-LENCE, MACHINE
HEAD), Sickie (THE MENTORS), and John Marshall (METAL CHURCH, BLIND
ILLUSION) playing on the album.
“Five Point Containment”, is currently available for presale
via Open Grave
Records webpage, and comes with a limited edition presale only Skitzo
poster while supplies last.