|April 30th, 2008
- My Minds Weapon - Debut Album
Monday 9th of June 2008 sees the release of 'The Carrion Sky', the highly
anticipated debut album from UK metal's brightest new hope; MY MINDS
Mixed and mastered at the soon to be legendary Wellerhill Studios by
Dan Weller and Justin Hill (SIKTH), the album features ten blistering
tracks of progressive and technical metal, as well as some awesome guest
vocals by Justin Hill himself.
Regardless of their relatively short lifespan, the band have already
ripped up stages with the likes of Caliban, Textures, Alexisonfire,
Misery Signals and Bleeding Through, as well as venturing out on full
UK tours with buddies Flood Of Red, Enter Shikari, Blueprint To A Downfall,
and cryforsilence; the latter leading to a slot on the prestigious Taste
Of Chaos tour...
You can catch MY MINDS WEAPON at the following shows over the coming
months (please feel free to add to your gig guides)
02nd May - Face Bar w/ FELLSILENT - Reading, UK
03nd May - Jubilee Hall w/ FELLSILENT - Amersham, UK
04th May - MyFest w/ FELLSILENT - North Weald, Essex, UK
05th May - USBU w/ FELLSILENT - Luton, UK
30th May - Dexters Bar w/ B.T.A.D. - Dundee, UK
31st May - The Portland Club w/ B.T.A.D. - Inverness, UK
01st June - Drummonds w/ B.T.A.D. - Aberdeen, UK
02nd June - Soundhaus w/ B.T.A.D. - Glasgow, UK
04th June - Music Box w/ B.T.A.D. - Manchester, UK
05th June - The Shed w/ B.T.A.D. - Leicester, UK
06th June - The Chapel w/ B.T.A.D. - Huddersfield, UK
07th June - Rios w/ B.T.A.D. - Leeds, UK
09th June - The Black Horse w/ B.T.A.D. - Birmingham, UK
10th June - Engine Rooms w/ B.T.A.D. - Brighton, UK
11th June - Mr C’s w/ B.T.A.D. - Poole, UK
12th June - The Hub w/ B.T.A.D. - Exeter, UK
14th June - The Windsor Club w/ B.T.A.D. - Neath, UK
15th June - The Zephyr Bar w/ B.T.A.D. - Newton Abbot, UK
Lots more exciting Basick news to come, this year is gonna be a busy
Thanks again for your continued support, we really appreciate it.
- MERCENARY - New video online; “Architect Of Lies” to be
Just in time for the release of the new album “Architect Of Lies”,
Denmark’s finest metal export MERCENARY presents you the brand-new
video clip for the song “Isolation (The Loneliness In December)
at this location.
Produced by the renowned Jacob Hansen, “Architect Of Lies”
proves to be a stunning fusion of metallic aggression, progressive elements
and catchy melodies and will be released on the following dates:
DENMARK: Monday, March 17, 2008.
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX / ITALY: Friday, March 21,
UK / FRANCE / GREECE / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, March 24, 2008.
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: Tuesday, March 25, 2008.
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, March 26, 2008.
Please head over to the band’s redesigned Myspace site: www.myspace.com/mercenarydenmark
and check out the two fantastic new tracks “Bloodsong” and
“Embrace The Nothing” NOW!
Media feedback on the new effort is also extremely positive:
“From melodic death metal over to classic heavy metal to progressive
song arrangements – fans of In Flames, Gamma Ray and Dream Theater
will be delighted by this one to equal parts.”
METAL HAMMER (D)
“Old School meets New School: Once again MERCENARY unite the best
of both worlds!”
ROCK HARD (D)
- IGNITE - kick off band contest for opening slot on their upcoming
European tour and launch exclusive Reell and Trashmark IGNITE merch
raffle @ MySpace!
California’s hardcore legend IGNITE is presently getting ready
to hit the road again on their upcoming European club tour in April
2008, supported by Terror, Strung Out & Death Before Dishonor. In
order to round off this screaming tour package IGNITE now call out to
all of you ambitious bands out there to join them as opener on their
If you’re convinced your band is ready for this special challenge
take action in the contest! For all further info, exact dates and conditions
click here: www.myspace.com/ignitetour
As an appetizer for the tour, IGNITE just launched a special merch raffle
for their fans. In collaboration with Reell Clothing (www.reelljeans.com)
and Trashmark (www.trashmark.de)
the band is offering you the chance to win some exclusive items. Just
head to www.myspace.com/ignitetour
straight away for detailed information!
Check out the following dates to make sure you don’t miss one
of the most exciting live-bands on tour across Europe in April:
IGNITE, Death Before Dishonour, Burn The 8 Track
Presented by: Ox Fanzine, Livegigs.de, Slam Magazin, Stardust, Fuze
22.04. (F) Paris – Gibus
23.04. (E) Durango – Plateruena
24.04. (P) Lisbon – Tuatara Lisboa
25.04. (E) Madrid – La Sala Live
26.04. (E) Barcelona – Sala Apolo *
27.04. (F) Nantes – Le Ferrailleur
28.04. (CH) Biel – Gaskeller
29.04. (I) Bologna – Quememeo
30.04. (I) Rome – Forte Prenestino
01.05. (I) Padova – La Gabbia
03.05. (BG) Sofia – tba.
04.05. (RO) Bucharest – tba.
26.05. (UK) Plymouth – White Rabbit
27.05. (UK) Newcastle – Trillians
28.05. (UK) Glasgow – King Tuts
29.05. (UK) Peterborough – Met Lounge
30.05. (UK) London – Underworld
* w/ Sick Of It All
- FIREWIND - “The Premonition” album trailer; win signed
“Mercenary Man” single!
While the worldwide metal scene is eagerly awaiting the release of Greek
melodic metal sensation FIREWIND’s new album “The Premonition”,
the band now presents you a further appetizer that should even increase
your appetite for this metal delicacy. Click HERE
to watch the brand-new album trailer.
As a special competition in cooperation with German Rock Hard magazine,
you now have the chance to win one of five copies of FIREWIND’s
Greece-only single “Mercenary Man”. All copies were signed
by Gus G. and the only thing you need to do is guess the three classic
metal riffs Gus performs in the video posted HERE
(you have to scroll down a bit). Once you accomplished that, just email
the songtitles to Rock Hard magazine by clicking HERE
and please state “Firewind-Singles” in the subject line!
“The Premonition” will be released as standard jewel case
CD and limited edition CD incl. O-Card packaging and a bonus DVD entitled
“Live Premonition” which includes four brand-new (!) songs
recorded live in Thessaloniki, Greece, on January 12th, 2008 as well
as interviews with all of the band members on the following dates:
BENELUX / ITALY: Friday, March 21, 2008.
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND: Saturday, March 22, 2008.
GREECE / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, March 24, 2008.
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: Tuesday, March 25, 2008.
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, March 26, 2008.
FRANCE: Monday, March 31, 2008.
UK: Monday, April 7, 2008.
Press feedback on “The Premonition” so far is absolutely
“The Premonition” is a heavy metal album par excellence,
offering everything you love about the genre.
Rock Hard (D)
If you don’t check this out, you’re definitely going to
Metal Hammer (D)
It is always important for a scene’s health that ambitious young
musicians come up and clean up the old rusty structures.
Gitarre & Bass (D)
Many bands used to be much better in the early days. FIREWIND are so
much better nowadays than in their infancy, it’s not even the
same galaxy anymore!
Sweden Rock (SWE)
With this record you can definitely add FIREWIND to the top of all current
Heavy Metal bands.
Rock Tribune (B)
Album of the month!
Rock Hard (F)
Melodic - Rock/Metal at it’s best!
ics festival service, rock hard magazine, hardy.tv, wacken radio, wacken
roadshow & metaltix.com presents:
KAMELOT, FIREWIND, FOREVER SLAVE
04.04.2008 UK, London @ Carling Academy
05.04.2008 UK, Wolverhampton @ Wulfrun
06.04.2008 NL, Amsterdam @ Paradiso
09.04.2008 BEL, Antwerpen @ Hof Ter Lo
10.04.2008 GER, Saarbrücken @ Garage
11.04.2008 F, Paris @ Elysee Montmartre
12.04.2008 SWI, Pratteln @ Z7
13.04.2008 ITA, Milano @ Alcatraz
16.04.2008 GRE, Athens @ Fuzz Club
17.04.2008 GRE, Thessaloniki @ Ydrogeios
18.04.2008 BUL, Sofia @ Hristov Botev
19.04.2008 SER, Beograd @ SKC
20.04.2008 HUN, Budapest @ Wigwam
21.04.2008 GER, Reichenbach/Vogtl. @ Neuberinhaus
22.04.2008 GER, München @ Backstage
23.04.2008 GER, Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
24.04.2008 GER, Essen @ Weststadthalle
25.04.2008 GER, Hamburg @ Markthalle
28.04.2008 FIN, Helsinki @ Tavastia
29.04.2008 FIN, Oulu @ Teatria
01.05.2008 SWE, Stockholm @ Klubben
02.05.2008 SWE, Gothenburg @ Trädgarn
03.05.2008 N, Oslo @ Sentrum Scene
“Tyranny & Bloodshred Tour 2008”
ARCH ENEMY, DARK TRANQUILLITY, DIVINE HERESY, FIREWIND
May-09 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
May-10 Towson, MD @ Recher Theater
May-11 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
May-13 Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
May-14 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
May-16 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
May-17 Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theater
May-19 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
May-20 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
May-21 Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
May-23 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom
May-24 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
May-27 Seattle, WA @ Showbox
May-29 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
May-30 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
Bang Your Head Festival Warm-Up Show with Forbidden, Breaker, No Creeps
June-26 Hechingen, GER @ Discothek WOM
More info and details on FIREWIND can be found on these newly re-designed
- ZIMMERS HOLE - New album out now!
The devil’s favorite sons, ZIMMERS HOLE, celebrate the release
of their highly anticipated new full-length “When You Were Shouting
At The Devil…We Were In League With Satan”!
With a wicked, twisted sense of humor and an undying love for true metal,
guitarist Jed Simon (Tenet, SYL), bass player Byron Stroud (Fear Factory,
SYL), vocalist The Heathen, and long-time biggest fan Gene Hoglan (Dethklok,
SYL) on drums have delivered a furious metal assault, perfectly produced
by the infamous Devin Townsend (Darkest Hour, Lamb of God) and overwhelmingly
received by metal media:
Killer! With their third full-length ZIMMERS HOLE is one of the best
pure metal-worships ever. If Tenacious D would have the balls and talent
to play metal, he would sound like ZIMMERS HOLE.
ROCK HARD (D), soundcheck #4
“When You Were Shouting At The Devil…” doubtlessly
is the wet dream of every steadfast metalhead come true! The album contains
countless catchy hits every metalfan should check out, no matter if
you prefer PRIEST, MAIDEN or even SYL.”
HEAVY (D), album of the month
To get an impression of the album, check out the title track on the
band’s official MySpace page (www.myspace.com/zimmershole).A
video for the song will also be finished soon.
With a new album in the bag and a newly intense focus, THE HOLE are
looking forward to hitting the worldwide roads as a collective. The
time has come for those in league with Satan to gather and start praising
the unholy ZIMMERS HOLE.
- DESPISED ICON - complete highly successful European tour; video résumé
Montreal extremists DESPISED ICON just completed a highly successful
tour of Europe, which included their first trip to Russia, with Misery
Index and Beneath the Massacre. The group now prepares for a slew of
upcoming Mexican dates leading them into the much anticipated Summer
Slaughter tour. An entertaining video résumé of their
trip to Europe has just been posted at YouTube.com, so watch it now
Alex Erian (vocals) states:
“We started this European tour with no expectations. I mean it
was only our second time, not to mention BTM's first time, in Europe
so we figured we were mostly into it to hang out with our boys in BTM
and MI and play in front of 100 metalheads a night. But after about
a week of playing in packed venues, we understood that this tour was
gonna be killer. Much respect to everyone that came out to the shows,
had a good time and turned this into something special for us. I haven't
had this much fun on tour in a while. We plan on coming back to Europe
in August for a short festival run with Cephalic Carnage. See you there!”
So look forward to DESPISED ICON’s return to Europe during the
upcoming festival season and stay tuned to www.myspace.com/despisedicon
for constant updates.
- VENOMOUS CONCEPT - Album-Coverartwork, tracklist & new song!
Featuring such illustrious members as Shane Embury (guitar, Napalm Death),
Kevin Sharp (vocals, Brutal Truth), Danny Lilker (bass, Brutal Truth,
Nuclear Assault) and Danny Herrera (drums, Napalm Death), VENOMOUS CONCEPT
are about to deliver a furious old school hardcore/punk assault with
their second effort “Poisoned Apple”. Here are the exact
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX / ITALY: Friday, April 25,
UK / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, April
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: Tuesday, April 29, 2008.
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, April 30, 2008.
Profiting from each band member’s long-time dedication and integrity
in the field of extreme music, “Poisoned Apple” sounds as
honest and convicted as it gets! You can now check out the album’s
artwork in higher resolution by clicking HERE
as well as listen to the brand-new song “Water Cooler” at
the band’s Century Media artist profile, just click HERE!
The album’s tracklisting reads as follows:
VENOMOUS CONCEPT “Poisoned Apple” (33:59) track-listing:
1. Drop Dead (2:07)
2. Toxic Kiss (0:55)
3. Life (1:47)
4. Water Cooler (2:58)
5. P.R.I. (1:32)
6. Artist Friendly (1:30)
7. A Case Of The Mondays (2:37)
8. Every Mother’s Son (1:54)
9. Workers Unite (1:39)
10. Half Full? (2:56)
11. Check Out (3:26)
12. White Devil (1:53)
13. Hero (2:39)
14. Three (1:17)
15. Screwball (1:48)
16. Chaos! (1:28)
17. Think? (1:33)
With the highly anticipated follow-up to 2004’s “Retroactive
Abortion” (on Mike Patton’s Ipecac Recordings), VENOMOUS
CONCEPT are looking forward to spit their sonic and lyrical venom straight
into your face, so taste the poison or drop dead!
- SHANNON - ANGEL IN DISGUISE
Release Date :- 28/03/2008
French melodic hard rockers SHANNON are impressively back with their
long awaited 2nd full length album. Shannon are delivering a perfect
blend of west coast inspired US hard rock and NWOBHM that fans of the
genres will surely go for. Mighty melodies, powerful riffing and forward
pushing beats - that's what Shannon stand for.
'The best and most autheic LA hard rock album from France that ever
has found the way into my player - a must for all fans of Dokken, Danger
Danger, Hurricane etc..' Andreas Schowe Rock It/Metal Hammer
'Shannon are a damn good band that should appeal to you if you are reading
Nicky Baldrian, Fireworks Magazine UK.
- GHOST CIRCUS - ACROSS THE LINE
Release Date :- 08/04/2008
Ghost Circus return with their stunnig second album 'Across The Line'
which is a concept album following one man's path from death to the
hereafter; a ghost story from a unique perspective. Combining elements
of AOR and Progressive Rock, there is so much to enjoy with the album.
Significant equipment upgrades to both studios has allowed for a wider
and more accurate expression of the duos' unusual musical vision. 'Across
The Line' proves that Ghost Circus has melded into a cohesive blend
of the eclectic talents of Chris Brown and Ronald Wahle. The sound is
huge and powefrul and Ghost Circus are truly impressive.
- NEW MESHUGGAH ALBUM DEBUTS AT #59 ON THE BILLBOARD CHART
It’s been three years since Sweden’s MESHUGGAH last released
a studio album and toured North America, but given their recent achievements,
such as debuting at #59 on the American
Top 200 Billboard chart, clinching the #14 spot on the iTunes Top
Rock Albums chart, being the #1 Most Added metal album on the CMJ Loud
Rock and FMQB radio charts, setting a new Swedish My Space pre-listening
promotion record for over a quarter of a million album streams in seven
days, and sporting Blender Magazine’s “Best Heavy Metal
Drummer” & Guitar World’s #35 ranked “Greatest
Metal Guitarists” in their line-up, they’re more than making
up for lost time.
Taking a break from band rehearsals for their upcoming participation
on Ministry’s C-U-La-Tour (which launches this Tuesday, March
25th in Spokane, Washington) from their studio in Stockholm, Sweden
is MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake:
“We are SUPER-STOKED! With a diminishing market for CD sales,
we didn’t quite know what to expect for obZen, but reaching a
place on the Billboard charts is truly AWESOME! Of course, we feel that
we have a strong album and all that, but kudos where it’s due.
This would not have been possible without the tremendous work of all
the gents and gals at EMI & Caroline, our label Nuclear Blast, and
of course, our fans. Thank you ALL for helping us reach new levels!”
A truly lateral-thinking force genuinely dedicated to pushing the boundaries
of extreme music, MESHUGGAH have spent the last twenty years developing
and exploring their metric art. It’s never shocking to see some
of the biggest names in metal standing in the wings at MESHUGGAH shows
shaking their heads at the band’s (di)versions of standard 4/4
time. Not surprisingly, the band’s discography underwent scholarly
analysis at the 34th Annual Meeting of The Music Theory Society of New
York State in 2006, and the article, “Re-casting Metal: Rhythm
& Meter in the Music of MESHUGGAH” was published in Music
Theory Spectrum, the journal of The Society for Music Theory in the
latter half of 2007.
obZen is primed to become yet another arrhythmic testament of MESHUGGAH’s
importance to the fields of recording and performing arts.
Press praise for obZen:
· “There’s an obvious method in [MESHUGGAH’s]
madness… a kind of savage, abstracted calm.” – NEW
· “MESHUGGAH’s most brutal installment yet, obZen
is a thundershower of hammers raining from the sky.” – GUITAR
· “obZen recaptures the feeling and fury of the discs that
made MESHUGGAH math-metal’s undisputed champions.” –
· “Undeniably brilliant.” – DECIBEL
· “The most important metal band in a 20-year generation.”
– METAL MANIACS
· “With obZen, MESHUGGAH are far from done reinventing
the metal wheel.” - ALTERNATIVE PRESS
· “obZen is the first album of 2008 that deserves a solid
listen.” – MTV.com
Visit MESHUGGAH online at www.MESHUGGAH.net
To view dates for the upcoming C-U-La-Tour with Ministry, click here.
- Denmark’s VOLBEAT delivers American debut in June
ROCK THE REBEL/METAL THE DEVIL on MASCOT RECORDS USA
HOLLYWOOD – Elvis metal ‘n’ rollers VOLBEAT, who combine
‘50s rock with modern metal, will unleash their trademark rockabilly
sound on unsuspecting Americans come June 10th via their first ever
U.S. release, ROCK THE REBEL/METAL THE DEVIL on Mascot Records USA.
Expect to hear the first single Sad Man’s Tongue on radio nationwide
Original and different, classic and cutting edge, VOLBEAT is comprised
of vocalist/guitarist Michael Poulsen, guitarist Thomas Bredahl, bassist
Anders Kjølholm and drummer Jon Larsen. Already endorsed by Vans,
Eastpak, Gibson, In Tune Guitar Picks, De Palma and Dean Markley, VOLBEAT
is intent on earning the adoration of American fans from coast to coast.
In their native Denmark, ROCK THE REBEL/METAL THE DEVIL has been certified
platinum. Further solidifying their success, VOLBEAT was nominated once
at the 2007 MTV European Music Awards and four times at this year’s
annual Danish Music Awards (the Danish Grammy Awards equivalent) –
where ROCK THE REBEL/METAL THE DEVIL was named album of the year.
When it comes to performing live, VOLBEAT has taken the stage at numerous
prestigious European festivals including, but not limited to: Wacken
Open Air, Roskilde, With Full Force, Summer Breeze and Graspop. In July
2007, VOLBEAT opened for Metallica on their Sick of the Studio tour
when it stopped in Denmark.
America is about to learn what Europe is already well aware of –
VOLBEAT rocks! ROCK THE REBEL/METAL THE DEVIL releases June 10th, 2008
on Mascot Records U.S.A. Expect their U.S. tour in the fall, dates TBA.
For more information visit www.volbeat.dk
or watch Volbeats new video Sad Man’s Tongue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mV_HHL-h6g
- KEEP OF KALESSIN Announce N. American Release Date/ Comment on DIMMU
Norway’s KEEP OF KALESSIN have announced June 10th as the North
American release date for the band’s “Kolossus” release.
This will be hot on the heals of their tour with DIMMU BORGIR and BEHEMOTH
(dubbed the “Invaluable Darkness Tour Part 2”) happening
this April into early May. Founding guitarist Obsidian C. had this to
say about the bands new North American activity:
“We're very excited about finally touring the US after 13 years
in the band's existence. Being support for juggernauts as DIMMU BORGIR
and BEHEMOTH just makes this a unique opportunity for KEEP OF KALESSIN
to show ourselves to the US audience.
Also, the partnership with NUCLEAR BLAST will prove invaluable for the
band's conquering of America and will definitely prove to be the highlight
in our career so far!”
04/02 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
04/03 Metropolis – Montreal, QC (w/Necronomicon)
04/04 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
04/05 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
04/07 The Myth – St. Paul, MN
04/09 Edmonton Events Center – Edmonton, AB
04/10 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB
04/11 The Big Easy – Spokane, WA
04/12 Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR (w/Heaven Shall Burn)
04/14 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
04/16 The Grove – Anaheim, CA
04/17 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
04/18 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
04/19 Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
04/20 Lonestar Event Center – Lubbock, TX
04/21 Stubbs BBQ – Austin, TX
04/22 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
04/24 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
04/25 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
04/26 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metalfest)
04/27 930 Club – Washington, DC
04/28 NorVA – Norfolk, VA
04/30 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
05/01 Jannus Landing – St. Petersburg, FL
05/02 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
05/03 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
05/04 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
The video clip for the song “Crown of the Kings” can be
viewed here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB33JV0iXsU.
The song comes from the bands 2006 release “Armada.”
- MERCILESS DEATH ANNOUNCES “REALM OF TERROR” STREET DATE
MERCILESS DEATH annihilated the unsuspecting masses in early 2007 with
their scorching debut Evil in the Night. Eager to keep fans banging
their heads, thrash metal purveyors MERCILESS DEATH have set a release
date for their highly anticipated sophomore effort entitled Realm of
Terror which will be unleashed on May 20th 2008. Gracing the cover of
Realm of Terror will be artwork be legendary metal artist Andreas Marschall
whose talents have been displayed on classic albums by such bands as
Sodom, King Diamond, Destruction and Obituary. And once again HEAVY
ARTILLERY will be pulling out all the stops with limited edition vinyl
featuring a full color gatefold jacket, inner sleeve, deluxe 24”
x 24” poster and limited colored vinyl.
MERCILESS DEATH will land on European soil for the first time with an
exclusive appearance at the upcoming KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL X on April
4th. This historic event marks the tenth installment of the legendary
festival and is celebrated with exclusive early material sets by JAG
PANZER, MANILLA ROAD, HELSTAR, OMEN, TITAN FORCE, and ATTACKER, amongst
others. American headbangers fret not, details of their spring 2008
US tour are coming soon….
Listen to MERCILESS DEATH at http://www.myspace.com/mercilessdeath
For more info on KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL visit: http://www.keep-it-true.de/
- StoneLake News
Hi everyone, if you are wondering what we are upto here in StoneLake
camp we can tell you that we are shooting a new video for a song from
our latest album. We will post it on the site in the near future.
- Headbangers Ball Tour Dates Announced
Announces Headbanger Ball Tour dates:
8 Aug 2008 MTV Headbangers Ball Launch Event, Amager Bio,
w. Obituary, Agnostic Front, As We Fight
4 Sep 2008 MTV Headbangers Ball Tour, Amager Bio
5 Sep 2008 MTV Headbangers Ball Tour, Gimle
6 Sep 2008 MTV Headbangers Ball Tour, Train
11 Sep 2008 MTV Headbangers Ball Tour, Posten
12 Sep 2008 MTV Headbangers Ball Tour, Fermaten
13 Sep 2008 MTV Headbangers Ball Tour, Studenterhuset
19 Sep 2008 MTV Headbangers Ball Tour, Tobakken
20 Sep 2008 MTV Headbangers Ball Tour, Musikhuset
26 Sep 2008 MTV Headbangers Ball Tour, Den Gl. Sportshal
27 Sep 2008 MTV Headbangers Ball Tour, Gozzfest
w. Mecernary, Raunchy, Last Mile
PILGRIMZ will attend MTV HEADBANGERS BALL TOUR 2008 along with Mercenary,
Raunchy and Last Mile (Ex: As We Fight / Hatesphere members) The launch
of the tour is scheduled 8th August in Copenhagen, Amager Bio where
PILGRIMZ will help kick off the tour along with OBITUARY (US), Agnostic
Front (US) and AS WE FIGHT.
Last month PILGRIMZ announced that they will attend Roskilde Festival
’08 with bands such as AT THE GATES (S), BAND OF HORSES (US),
CLUTCH (US), ENTER SHIKARI (UK), JOB FOR A COWBOY (US)
We’ll announce record label and release date for PILGRIMZ debut
album within a few months.
*Promoters: Pilgrimz is available for summer festivals and club shows
from June 2008 – so get in touch with our booking agents.
- KLIMT 1918 "Just In Case We'll Never Meet Again (Soundtrack For
The Cassette Generation)"
The taste in your mouth for the last time. Then silence, the hours that
go by slowly, the winding nights. Eyes lost in the Milky Way chasing
memories. In the tail of a cold comet, with arms stretched out; the
heavens suggest words unsaid, phrases unheard. Should we never meet
again, this is the music we will listen to until we bleed. With our
walkmen, across people who will never know. Hoping not to belong to
anything but to distance, to solitary paths, to the city that sleeps,
to ghosts of the past.
KLIMT 1918's third album is set to be released in June and will be entitled
"Just In Case We'll Never Meet Again (soundtrack for the cassette
generation)". It will be available as limited Digipak CD and Jewelcase
CD - and there will be also a format for the cassette generation.
The album tracklist:
1. The Breathtaking Days (via lactea)
3. Ghost Of A Tape Listener
4. The Graduate
5. Just An Interlude In Your Life
6. Just In Case We'll Never Meet Again
7. Suspense Music
8. Disco Awayness
10. All Summer Long
11. True Love Is The Oldest Fear
- TODESBONDEN "Sleep Now, Quiet Forest"
TODESBONDEN is an exotic blend of world music, symphonic classical music,
and epic metal, fronted by versatile female vocals reminiscent of Balkan,
Middle Eastern, Celtic, Folk, Operatic and Modern styles. The band's
debut album "Sleep Now, Quiet Forest" will be released in
June and is, according to vocalist and lyricist Laurie Ann Haus, "a
diverse album that touches on different time periods yet held together
by a uniform epic, fantasy feeling."
The album tracklist:
1. Surrender To The Sea
2. Surya Namaskara
4. Aengus Og's Fiddle
5. Fading Empire
6. Ghost Of A Crescent Moon
7. Flow My Tears
8. Sailing Alone
10. Battle Of Kadesh
11. Sleep Now, Quiet Forest
ltd. Digipak CD
- DEATH ANGEL Announce "In Thrash We Trust Tour" w/ GOD FORBID!
San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans, DEATH ANGEL, are pleased to announce
their first full US tour since their initial split 18 years ago! The
band will embark on a co-headlining tour this May/June with GOD FORBID
that will include SOILENT GREEN and LIGHT THIS CITY. Dubbed the “In
Thrash We Trust” tour, this will mark the bands first tour in
support of their critically acclaimed “Killing Season” record.
A visibly excited founding guitarist, Rob Cavestany, eagerly offered
a few words about the event:
“DEATH ANGEL is teaming up with GOD FORBID to hit the road and
we couldn't be more stoked! ‘In Thrash We Trust’ will be
the first full blown tour of the states that DEATH ANGEL has done since
the ‘ACT III tour’ in 1990 and we are gonna bring it! Also
on the bill are SOILENT GREEN and LIGHT THIS CITY so you better prepare
to get thrashed all night long! Can't wait to see you all very soon!
‘Killing Season’ has begun!!!”
5/01-Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop w/ TESTAMENT
5/02-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's w/ TESTAMENT
5/03-Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
5/04-Long Island, NY @ Crazy Donkey
5/07-Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
5/08-Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
5/09-Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
5/10-Virginia Beach, VA @ Steppin Out
5/13-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/14-Seminole, FL @ Boomerz
5/16-Houston, TX @ TBA
5/17-Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
5/18-San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom
5/19-El Paso, TX @ Chic's
5/21-Farmington, NM @ Gator's
5/23-Las Vegas, NV @ Jillian's
5/24-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
5/25-San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
5/26-Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
5/27-Modesto, CA @ Fat Cats
5/28-Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
5/30-Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
5/31-Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
6/02-Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
6/05-Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
6/06-Mokena (Chicago), IL @ The Pearl Room
6/07-Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
6/08-Toronto, ON @ Opera House
6/11-New York, NY @ BB Kings
DEATH ANGEL recently filmed a video for the track "Dethroned"
with director Robert Sexton (THE DWARVES, AMEN, MONDO GENERATOR) in
Santa Paula, California. Check out photos from the video shoot at this
Released on February 26, 2008 via Nuclear Blast Records, “Killing
Season” sold approximately 2,300 copies in the United States in
its first week of release according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album
was recorded at Studio 606 in Northridge, California with producer Nick
Raskulinecz, who has previously worked with FOO FIGHTERS, RUSH, VELVET
REVOLVER, SHADOWS FALL and STONE SOUR, among other acts.
- LIGHT THIS CITY offers video update from the studio
San Francisco’s melodic death metallers LIGHT THIS CITY have issued
the first of four in-studio video updates, while the band is recording
its fourth record, tentatively scheduled for a fall 2008 release via
“We are now back home safely in the Bay Area from one of the most
intense tours ever!” says drummer Ben Muray. “These two
weeks with All That Remains and Chimaira across the US were amazing,
and by far the biggest shows we have ever played. Thanks so much to
all of the bands and people behind the scenes that made this tour such
a success. There are tons of new pictures from the tour in the pictures
section of our MySpace site (http://www.myspace.com/lightthiscity).
Go check those out and leave some comments!
“Now on to what you really want to hear: We have been in the studio
in Oakland, CA with engineer Zack Ohren tracking the follow up to Facing
the Thousand, which should see a release date in September. We couldn’t
be more excited on how these new songs have turned out, and we are SURE
that you guys will love them. We have posted our 1st of 4 studio journals
on YouTube, so check it out by clicking here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6hOuyshv3c)!
Stay tuned for more info on the album as well as more video journals
as the recording progresses.
“Lastly, we have added ‘Like Every Song’s Our Last’
onto the player on the MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/lightthiscity).
Go give it some listens and thrash out in your room! We will be playing
the song on the next tour, which will be announced shortly, so stay
LIGHT THIS CITY on tour
4/07 Redwood City, CA – The Oddstad Gallery (with The Swellers)
4/20 Bakersfield, CA – The Dome (with Dragonlord)
5/01 Flint, MI The – Machine Shop (with Testament)
5/02 Cleveland, OH – Peabody's (with Testament)
5/03 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
5/04 Long Island, NY – Crazy Donkey
5/07 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
5/08 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
5/09 Raleigh, NC – Volume 11
5/10 Virginia Beach, VA – Steppin Out
5/13 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
5/14 Seminole, FL - Boomerz
5/16 Houston, TX - TBA
5/17 Ft. Worth, TX - Ridglea Theatre
5/18 San Antonio, TX - Rock Bottom
5/19 El Paso, TX - Chic's
5/21 Farmington, NM - Gator's
5/23 Las Vegas, NV - Jillian's
5/24 Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
5/25 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
5/26 Bakersfield, CA - The Dome
5/27 Modesto, CA - Fat Cats
5/28 Sacramento, CA - The Boardwalk
5/30 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
5/31 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
6/02 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
6/05 Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
6/06 Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
6/07 Detroit, MI - Harpo's
6/08 Toronto, ON - Opera House
6/11 New York, NY - BB Kings
- FILTER RETURNS WITH 'ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED' IN STORES MAY 13
First Single "Soldiers Of Misfortune" Racing Up Radio Charts
Single Digital Release April 15
FILTER is back.
After a five-year hiatus and a successful run with Army of Anyone, RICHARD
PATRICK has reclaimed his legacy with FILTER for ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED,
due out May 13 on Pulse Recordings.
Produced by Josh Abraham (Slayer, 30 Seconds to Mars, Velvet Revolver,
Staind, Courtney Love), PATRICK calls ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED his "howl
in the night," a harsh indictment of civilization that doesn't
exclude himself from its vision of a world falling apart.
The album's first single "Soldiers of Misfortune" will be
available digitally on April 15 and is quickly climbing up the radio
charts as the #1 Most Added track at Active Rock & Alternative radio
in its first week. PATRICK describes the soaring anthem--with its U2/Bowie
flavor and stacked backdrop of buzzing electric guitars--as a "sardonic
anti-war/pro-troops song." The first-person narrative was inspired
by a letter from a FILTER fan who had enlisted in the Army reserves
to get his college tuition paid; in his final year of college, he was
shipped off to Iraq where he died from a rocket attack and small arms
fire after just a few days of duty.
Most recently, former FILTER bassist--now Army Sergeant--Frank Cavanagh
traveled to Kuwait to join his former band on FILTER's "Hey Man
Nice Shot" for the Operation MySpace concert. Cavanagh--who is
due to begin his tour of duty later this month--was authorized by the
U.S. Army to join the band so that he could be a part of this memorable
"I love the Army and I love Filter," Cavanagh said. "To
be able to join Richard and my former band for the first time in nearly
six years is a huge honor. To perform this song with the band in Kuwait
holds a truly special meaning for me, as I am able to share the musical
part of my life with my brothers and sisters who are serving our country."
FILTER frontman Richard Patrick said, "It was an honor for us to
perform for the troops in Kuwait at the Operation MySpace concert. Having
my former bandmate and current enlisted Army Sergeant Frank Cavanagh
on stage next to me made this a show that I will remember for the rest
of my life."
ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED features such collaborators as guitarist/songwriter
John 5, guitarist Wes Borland and drummer Josh Freese and marks FILTER's
first release in five years since The Amalgamut. Pointed and passionate,
the new album traces PATRICK's own anger and shame with the state of
things, from the intense alternative industrial blast of "The Take,"
"What's Next" and "Hatred is Contagious," the ultimate
resignation of "Kill the Day" and "Lie After Lie"
to the tentative hope expressed by "Only You" and the ambient
soundscape of the closing "Can Stop This."
TOUR DATES AS OF 3/24/08- SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE:
CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS
Apr 24 2008 7:00P Stubbs Austin, Texas
Apr 26 2008 9:00P The Woodlands...Buzzfest Houston, Texas
Apr 27 2008 8:00P KDGE-Edge-fest Pizza Hut Frisco, Texas
May 9 2008 8:00P Band Camp 2008 Jacksonville, Florida
May 13 2008 8:00P Record Release Party and Performance Mercury Lounge
New York, New York
May 17 2008 8:00P ROCK ON THE RANGE--CREW STADIUM Columbus, Ohio
May 18 2008 8:00P Pointfest Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis,
Jun 1 2008 8:00P WBCN's River Rave Tweeter Center Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 6 2008 8:00P Rock im Park Nurnberg, Germany
Jun 8 2008 8:00P Rock am Ring Nurburgring, Germany
Jun 9 2008 8:00P Islington Academy London, London and South East