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- CROWBAR SIGN TO CANDLELIGHT
Philadelphia: Candlelight Records announces the worldwide signing of
New Orleans' Crowbar. The band's addition further strengthens the label's
already formidable roster, including 1349, Zyklon, Khold and the home
to Emperor and early Opeth catalog.
Life's Blood For The Downtrodden, the band's label debut, is expected
to see a February 8, 2005 stateside release date. Final studio work
on the album produced by the working team of Warren Riker (Down) and
Rex Brown (Pantera), is planned in Miami August 14-September 1. Upon
completion it will be the band's first studio album in over three years.
Founded in 1989, Crowbar from the onset found an immediate fanbase that
today continues to grow. The band released their debut, Obedience Through
Suffering, in 1992. The album would be followed a year later with the
highly regarded, Phillip Anselmo-produced Crowbar. The album has sold
over 100,000 copies to date. Additional albums, Broken Glass, Time Heals
Nothing, Odd Fellows Rest, Equilibrium, and 2001's Sonic Excess in its
Purest Form, would be supported by worldwide tours, both headline and
in support of Pantera, Black Label Society, Napalm Death, Paradise Lost
and others. Windstein with original bassist Todd Strange, in addition
to Crowbar, served time in Down - the band project by Anselmo and Corrosion
of Conformity's Pepper Keenan.
Crowbar recently completed a 11-date European tour, including a performance
at Germany's With Full Force Festival and Pressure Fest. The band currently
features founder, vocalist/guitarist Kirk Windstein, bassist Patrick
Bruders, guitarist Steve Gibb and drummer Tommy Buckley.
- The End Records is proud to announce the latest edition to the label:
UNEXPECT, an original band rooted in the creative soils of Quebec. This
metal laboratory uses many musical ingredients which correspond to the
human shifting mood. Mixing elements of black, death, core and melodic
metal ; classical, operatic, medieval, electro, ambient, psychotic,
noise and circus music with a progressive edge and an occasional jazzy
touch. With a crew composed of 7 different beings, the atmosphere sometimes
takes a form of symphonic proportions by its sound diversity and arrangements.
Their vocal performance range from an extreme to the other as they alternate
between glorious choirs; inhuman screams of deep, high, mid-growl and
delirious intensity; theatrical narrations; and clean/sober sections
strewn with bewitching feminine singing pleasures.
The ideas traveling in their art are related to the imagination and
the inherent creative power of all human beings, subjective faraway
fantasy tales, trancelike sensorial exploration, undercover denunciation
of social aspects and subconscious realities. Soul-travel being one
of the prime reason of music's existence; they give attention to the
individuality and personality of each song, to better sail these multiple
emotional states of ours. Different destinations breathing on the same
vessel. A torrent of diverse feelings, UNEXPECT is a band that can't
be classified with a generic label, but more of a musical feeling that
will take you on a journey to new places.
- METAL: A HEADBANGER'S HISTORY. The Story is About to Be Filmed
The feature length documentary Metal: A Headbanger's History, to be
released by Sanctuary Records in 2005, will begin filming July 30th
in Oslo Norway. The film will take us on a global journey to understand
the meaning of metal and its impact on society over the past 35 years.
Interviews with musicians, fans, metal experts and detractors combined
with rare stock footage will lead the viewer through the rich world
of metal's exhilarating musical highs as well as its shocking controversial
lows. This film will give us a unique insight into this often-misunderstood
art form and will be seen as its definitive documentary for years to
In the words of the film's writer/creator Sam Dunn, "Heavy metal
is one of the most important cultural movements to emerge in last 40
years. I thought it was about time that someone gave metal the thoughtful,
in-depth treatment it has long deserved.
Banger Productions, the film's producers, are also putting out the call
to metal's super-fans from around the world in hopes of featuring them
in the film. They are inviting fans to contact them with pictures and
emails telling them why they you should be the ones to be interviewed.
They are also looking for information on metal concerts, DJ nights and
underground record stores in the locations they will be filming.
The filming schedule is as follows:
Oslo, Norway - July 30-August 1
Bergen, Norway - August 2-3
Wacken Festival, Germany - August 4-8
London, England - August 9-13
Ottawa, Canada - August 18
Montreal, Canada- August 19-21
Toronto, Canada - September 6-10
New York, USA - September 15-19
Los Angeles California - September 20-25
The production is also seeking unique and rare video footage of anything
metal-related: (1) footage of significant metal concerts, (2) interview
footage with metal's key artists, (3) landmark events in metal's history
(censorship trials, riots, etc.), and (4) footage of
metal fans congregating, or being interviewed, at various points in
history -- from the early 70s to the present.
All inquiries and contributions are welcome:
- DARKTHRONE SET TO RELEASE SARDONIC WRATH
Darkthrone, as a compact ensemble, has not graced a stage since 1996.
With brand new album, Sardonic Wrath ready for next month's release,
Darkthrone's Nocturno Culto will make a special appearance at Wacken
this Saturday, joining Satyricon for an unprecedented half hour showcase
of Darkthrone classics.
"Four years in a row, Wacken has asked us to headline," comments
Nocturno Culto. "And four years in a row, we have turned their
request down. It would have been too much for me and Fenriz to get a
whole band together for one gig. The joint show with Satyricon is a
more accessible format so we finally accepted. Plus, Wacken is a good
festival and well organized. This would be a great opportunity to perform
to a large audience and spread hatred for the human kind, especially
the religious ones."
An alliance of titanic proportions for the genre, the Satyricon/ Darkthrone
joint show at Wacken will be a historical event and the last of its
kind. "Anyone who knows their black metal is aware of Darkthrone's
policy of not playing live," comments Satyricon's driving force,
Satyr. "They've decided to do this special event and asked us to
be a part of it and that is, of course, a great honour. We're also glad
that this historical event has the approval of Fenriz and Zephyrous.
Bonds between Satyricon and Darkthrone have always been extremly tight
and this is a great way of showing it."
As to whether a show of such proportions could produce pressure, Nocturno
Culto replied - "It's a mixed bag. The ideal thing for me would
be to fly by helicopter just before I am due to go on stage and then
press an eject button to get myself back on the same helicopter right
after the gig." This, however, will not be the last live appearance
by the guitarist / vocalist. "Even if Darkthrone are not actively
playing live," conclude Nocturno Culto. "I will join another
band or something in the future. We just have to see what happens."
Satyricon will kick off Saturday's headline show on Saturday, 7th August
Darkthrone's new album, Sardonic Wrath is out on September 6th. Metal
- DARKTHRONE LAUNCH OWN LABEL - TYRANT SYNDICATE PRODUCTIONS
Following a road trip of English and Scottish medieval castles last
year with the Peaceville crew, the two members of Darkthrone - Nocturno
Culto and Fenriz - expressed an ambition to expand Darkthrone operations
outside of the usual 'album a year' format. With a keen musical ear
and excellent positioning within the scene it seemed obvious that one
way forward would be to launch their own designer label. Given that
they don't have the time to run it on a day-to-day basis, the union
with Peaceville was an obvious choice.
So, here we are, the label is set up and a signing has been made - Norway's
Their label debut THE MERCILESS (CDTYRANT1) is a speedy head rush of
old school thrash metal. The riffing will get under your skin and stay
Nocturno Culto of DARKTHRONE has this to say about the label:
"Tyrant Syndicate Productions is a result of a collaboration with
Peaceville on the one hand and Fenriz and myself on the other. The general
running of the label has fallen on me, mostly as I'm much more involved
in technology than Fenriz, and besides, I want to do it. When the Peaceville
people were interested in setting up a label for us, our mind began
to circle around what to do with what can be called our extended music-related
freedom, and we soon had a plan.
We are aiming for exclusive releases only. We want high-credibility
underground bands, both known and unknown. Time is working FOR US now,
and we have all the time in the world. Tyrant Syndicate Prod. will prove
to the metal community that we have the ability to release what is supreme
metal. The first band we have signed is Aura Noir from Oslo, with their
new album The Merciless. This masterpiece will be an indication on the
quality-level we are aiming for, and therefore it's our responsibility
to follow things up after this release. Since our releases go through
the usually Peaceville channels, the result will be a high-quality,
well-distributed product thatwill have great impact wherever you can
get these products. And luckily, there are still loads of great metal-acts
left in the world...."
President, Tyrant Syndicate
The label is currently in the process of setting up their own PO BOX
for demo submissions. An announcement will be made in one month's time
with the address. Metal
- HELL WITHIN (formerly known as Twytch) sign to LIFEFORCE RECORDS
We are proud to announce with Hell Within the signing of one of the
most talented metalcore outfits. The band signed a wordwide mulitiple
album deal with Lifeforce Records. The first, yet untitled, album will
be recorded in late fall 2004 to be released by spring 2005 through
Lifeforce. To give you a first impression of how HELL WITHIN sounds
like we have placed the track "swallow the stitches" on our
BAND STATEMENT: "Hell Within is proud to join the Lifeforce Records
family. We are excited to work with the very label that has assisted
so many recognized bands that have gone on to great success globally.
This is a huge opportunity for Hell Within and we're thrilled about
getting our material around the world. We are looking forward to recording
an aggressive album in the fall of 2004, with a release in early 2005
and tour to follow. Stay Metal!" - Hell Within
- VORTEX MOTIONS Records signs SPIRIT DISEASE
VMR have signed Finnish death/thrash band SPIRIT DISEASE. The deal is
for the upcoming Redemption Denied MCD andcontains option for SPIRIT
DISEASE's upcoming full-length album. SPIRIT DISEASE was formed in September
2002 but all its' members have over a decade of experience in metal
music. Redemption Denied MCD will feature 6 original songs and cover
of DEATH's classic "Evil Dead." The exact release date will
be announced later.
- HIGH ON FIRE JOINED BY EX-MELVINS BASSIST; ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR
Relapse Records recording artists HIGH ON FIRE will be joined by bassist
Joe Preston (THRONES/ex-MELVINS) for their forthcoming U.S. tour. Preston
replaces long time HIGH ON FIRE bassist George Rice, joining the power
trio alongside guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike (ex-SLEEP) and drummer Des
Preston will make his live debut with HIGH ON FIRE when the band kicks
off a two week U.S. tour beginning August 4th in San Diego, CA. The
band will round out the 14 city trek on August 18th in Chicago, IL.
Support on the tour will come from a host of up-and-coming acts including
TOTIMOSHI, BONGZILLA and HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE.
At the conclusion of the tour, HIGH ON FIRE will enter Electrical Audio
Studios with engineer Steve Albini (NEUROSIS, JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION,
NIRVANA) to record the follow up to 2002's heralded Surrounded by Thieves.
The forthcoming HIGH ON FIRE album, tentatively titled, Blessed Black
Wings is slated for a February, 2005 release date via Relapse. www.highonfire.net
HIGH ON FIRE tour dates:
August 4th San Diego, CA Casbah (w/ Totimoshi)
August 5th Hollywood, CA Viper Room (w/ Totimoshi)
August 6th Long Beach, CA Alex's (w/ Totimoshi)
August 7th Phoenix, AZ Mason Jar (w/ Totimoshi, Hammers of Misfortune)
August 8th Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad
August 9th Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
August 11th Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
August 12th Des Moines, IA Hairy Mary's (w/ Bongzilla)
August 13th Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club (w/ Bongzilla)
August 14th Madison, WI High Noon Saloon (w/ Bongzilla)
August 15th Milwaukee, WI Cactus Bar
August 16th Iowa City, IA Gabe's Oasis (w/ Bongzilla)
August 17th St. Louis, MO Creepy Crawl (w/ Bongzilla)
August 18th Chicago, IL Double Door
September 5th San Francisco, CA Studio Z at 3 Days of Darkness Fest
(alongside Graves at Sea, Cephalic Carnage, Khanate, High Tone Son of
a Bitch, etc.)
September 6th Los Angeles, CA Knitting Factory
- CHIMAIRA drummer Richard Evensand (Soilwork) has been replaced by
Kevin Talley (Misery Index, Dying Fetus). Metal
- Adam Jarvis (All Will Fall) has replaced Kevin Talley in MISERY INDEX.
- QUEENSRŸCHE will be performing "Operation: Mindcrime"
in its entirety on the upcoming Fall/Winter tour - in addition, Queensrÿche
plans to debut a portion of the music from the upcoming sequel studio
album tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Metal
- Pit Magazine assistant editor Adam Sagan has been added to the INTO
ETERNITY lineup as touring drummer. Metal
- BRICK BATH has recently parted ways with bass player Pete Stone -
Scott (Rock) Rockstead has been recruited as permanent replacement.
- Long time bassist Morty Black has parted ways with TNT to pursue other
musical interests. Metal
- Killjoy (Necrophagia, Enoch) has joined FORLIS and will handle vocals
and lyrics from now on. Metal
- DEATH DU JOUR releases debut album + mini tour
Death metal quartet Death Du Jour from Turku, Finland has finished recording
their debut album entitled Fragments of Perdition, a continuation for
the already sold-out and even praised Gamashinoch minicd. This album
is being released in September via Golden Lake Productions.
For two full-length promo tracks and exact information concerning the
album and other stuff you can visit the band’s official website
Death Du Jour also participates with Finnish Hateform to support two
Swedish death metal acts Godhate and Insision in upcoming Deathkampen
2–minitour in Finland next October:
Date City Venue
19.10. Helsinki Semifinaali
20.10. TBA TBA
21.10. Joensuu Marks
22.10. Imatra Woodoo
23.10. Turku Bar Shadow
For promo-requests, distribution etc. contact Golden Lake Productions
- STEEL ATTACK release their new album "Enslaved" in October
2004."Enslaved" was recorded at Black Lounge Studios and mastered
by Peter In de Betou.
1-Gates Of Heaven
2-Out Of The Flames
4-Bless My Sins
6-Son Of A Thousand Souls
9-When You Dream
10-Afraid No More
John Allan (guitar) talks about "Enslaved":
The new Steel Attack album, should not be compared at all with the old
albums, this is the best album that the band released so far. There
are a lot that differ the sound from the previous ones. Like the sound
of the new lead singer Ronny Hemlin who got a very wide range in his
voice and sings with an attitude that let all words got the right touch
to the sound that the members in the musical way brings on as well.
The lyrics throughout the album are about religions in different angles
and point of views mostly relating to the illogical sides and the ones
with big question marks, such as-
"No matter what evil deed you do, it is all right if you do it
in the name of God"
The songs through out the album should be taken to each listeners own
point of view, when it comes to the lyrics its up to the listener to
treat the content in his or hers own way of understanding and judgement
of its content and meaning.
So our point of view in the songs will not be told, as then the multiple
point of view to each listener will be spoiled.
See the songs as a mix of a very varied album, both fast and some slower
parts; there are no ballads, since none of us got the music at this
time for such kind of songs at this time in the new Steel Attacks sound
"Enslaved" track available at www.steelattack.com
- LACUNA COIL - Vampires & Zombies!
Things are in full gear and won't slow down for a while! Italian conquerors
LACUNA COIL are still on the road playing Ozzfest in the US with successful
news from all over the place. From all bands playing Ozzfest, LACUNA
COIL claim position 3 of the best-selling bands, according to Nielsen
SoundScan. "Comalies", LACUNA COIL's latest and most successful
effort, cracked the 200 Billboard charts last week, 2 years after the
But not enough with touring and cracking charts, LACUNA COIL will be
featured on the upcoming PC game called "Vampire: The Masquerade
- Bloodlines". The game will feature two full Century Media songs,
namely LACUNA COIL's "Swamped" and TIAMAT's "Cain".
The vampire role-playing game will be released by Activision by the
end of 2004.
LACUNA COIL will also be featured on the new "Resident Evil:Apocalypse"
Tracklisting "RESIDENT EVIL: Apocalypse" (European version):
In Stores: 11. October 2004
1. Slipknot - Vermilion
2. The Used - Just A Little
3. The Cure - Us Or Them
4. A Perfect Circle - The Outsider (Renholder Mix)*
5. Lacuna Coil - Swamped
6. Killswitch Engage - The End Of Heartache
7. Rammstein - Mein Teil*
8. DevilDriver - Digging Up The Corpses*
9. Cradle Of Filth - Nymphetamine*
10. CKY - Escape From Hellview
11. Deftones - The Chauffeur
12. H.I.M. - Join Me In Death
13. Nightwish - Nemo
14. Thrice - Under A Killing Moon
15. 36 Crazyfists - Bloodwork
16. Cold - End Of The World (acoustic)*
17. Rob Zombie - Girl On Fire (Resident Renholder Mix)*
18. Massive Attack - Future Proof
* Denotes previously unreleased
Last but not least some words from the band to anybody out there:
Ozzfest is going great beyond all the expectations, we are having a
lot of fun with the other bands and the audience is very responsive.
We met a lot of people so far and it's amazing to go to the catering
booth and to have lunch with icons such as Bill Ward! We would like
to thank all the people who supported us so far, we feel your energy,
without you all we are nothing. Come and meet us at the FYE and the
Jägermeister booths after our set and during the off dates with
Superjoint Ritual and Devildriver, jump on our website www.lacunacoil.it
to know more!
Keep on rockin' and see you on the road,
- ROTTING CHRIST - New masterpiece "Sanctus Diavolos" out
September 20th, 2004!
Out of deepest darkness, ROTTING CHRIST can now proudly present their
newest album masterpiece "Sanctus Diavolos", to be released
September 20th, 2004. This legendary Greek outfit managed to evoke yet
another jewel of extreme dark metal, raw and unpolished but nevertheless
always epic and bombastic. Produced by ROTTING CHRIST's mastermind and
band founder Sakis Tolis in SCA Studios in their hometown Athens and
mixed by sound-technician extraordinaire Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu
Borgir, Arch Enemy, Inflames, etc.) at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg,
Sweden, "Sanctus Diavolos" will leave no fan of the band's
unique crossover of Black / Death / Gothic Metal and industrial soundscapes
unimpressed. The aggressive album's opening track "Visions Of A
Blind Order" , featuring a special guest appearance on lead guitars
by Greek guitar-hero Gus G. (Dream Evil, Firewind, Nightrage, etc.),
paves the way onto a highly compact, yet varied whirlwind of emotions
all throughout this new unholy opus. ROTTING CHRIST are scheduled to
conquer European stages once more with an extensive tour in October,
but in the meantime you can feel free to check out the band's "In
Domine Sathana" DVD, recently released via Metal Mind Productions
from Poland, which features a total of 190 min. in running time, spawning
throughout ROTTING CHRIST's activities from 1996 to 2003. Fans of extreme
Metal of all kinds: look out for "Sanctus Diavolos" hitting
and darkening stores by September!!!
ROTTING CHRIST - "Sanctus Diavolos" Track-Listing:
1. Visions Of A Blind Order (3:46)
2. Thy Wings Thy Horns Thy Sin (4:13)
3. Athanati Este (5:40)
4. Tyrannical (5:07)
5. You My Cross (4:19)
6. Sanctimonius (3:16)
7. Serve In Heaven (3:55)
8. Shades Of Evil (5:14)
9. Doctrine (6:28)
10. Sanctus Diavolos (6:41)
Sakis - Guitars / Vocals / Keyboards
Andreas - Bass
Themis - Drums
Passage To Arcturo - CD 1991
Thy Mighty Contract - CD 1993
Non Serviam - CD 1995
Triarchy Of The Lost Lovers - CD 1996
A Dead Poem - CD 1997
Der Perfekte Traum - CD-Single 1999
Sleep Of The Angels - CD 1999
Khronos - CD 2000
Genesis - CD 2002
In Domine Sathana - DVD 2003
Sanctus Diavolos - CD 2004
- It has taken a long time . September 27 will finally see the release
of "Heimwege", EWIGHEIM's second album. And it's been worth
the wait! On "Heimwege", EWIGHEIM show themselves more mature,
yes, actually grown-up. Their new songs are more subtle and sophisticated-but
without lacking the morbid humour, the taste for all things grotesque,
which has become EWIGHEIM's trademark since their debut "Mord nicht
Yantit (EWIGHEIM): "All those who barely survived the wait for
'Heimwege' shall be rewarded with the most beautiful soundtrack to their
death imaginable. Soon, you shall enjoy total grief laced with a pinch
of hope and a generous splash of death, so, get those ropes now!"
"Heimwege" will be available as normal jewel case CD and as
a luxuary double CD with a four track bonus CD. These four tracks are
completeley new tracks and none of them is on the standard jewel case
2. Das Rad Der Käfer
3. Der Tanz Der Motten
5. Leib Im Laub
6. Humus Humanus
7. Der Prophet
- September 13 will see the release of ELEND's new album "Sunwar
The Dead", the second part of a cycle of five albums started with
"Winds Devouring Men."
In contrast to the slow, relatively calm and intimist "Winds Devouring
Men", "Sunwar the Dead" is a furious, dark and fast effort.
Some of the tracks must be ranked as the most brutal ever composed by
ELEND. On "Sunwar The Dead", ELEND are accompanied by a ensemble
of more than 50 classically trained musicians and singers.
3. Sunwar The Dead
4. Ares In Their Eyes
5. The Hemlock Sea
6. La terre n'aime pas le sang
7. A Song Of Ashes
10. Blood and Grey Skies Entwined
- GREEN CARNATION are inviting their fans to a special treat with their
beautiful box set: "The Trilogy" contains all three of GREEN
CARNATION's albums on heavy vinyl and with luxurious gatefold covers
in a deluxe box. Especially the covers to "Journey To The End Of
The Night" and "Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness" finally
show to their advantage in this format. We follow the Norwegians' musical
voyage from their debut album "Journey To The End Of The Night"
via the second release "Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness" to
their most recent work, "A Blessing In Disguise". While "Journey
To The End Of The Night" (on which Tchort was helped by Vibeke
from Tristania and the Botteri twins from In The Woods .) was very much
located in the Psychedelic Doom Metal area, "Light Of Day, Day
Of Darkness" features a blending of heavy doom guitars, orchestral
arrangements and Progressive Rock influences. Finally, "A Blessing
In Disguise" reveals the melancholic Hard Rock side of GREEN CARNATION.
In addition to these three albums, "The Trilogy" includes
five previously unreleased acoustic versions of some tracks from the
"A Blessing In Disguise" album. In Europe, this box set is
limited to 333 hand-numbered copies.
- OVEREXERTION ... Can you Handle The Truth?
Controversial ... Raw .... Spiritual ... METAL Album Release
July 28, 2004 - OverExertion is now available to hardcore metal listeners
everywhere at www.overexertionmetal.com.
OverExertion celebrated thier release by winning the Battle Of The Bands
at Harpo's Concert Theatre in Detroit, MI.
After opening for Gwar in 2002, OverExertion hit the studio to record
their debut album, then produced the music video "Convert."
The music covers issues that affect your life including anti-terrorist
politics ("Corporate Fucs" and "Militant") and spiritual
desperation ("Self Righteous" and "Downside"). OverExertion
was nearly defeated when Jamie Guarino almost died of blood loss after
being stabbed during a fight. He recovered and OverExertion continues
to take metal to the next level combining such influences as Slipknot,
Rage Against The Machine, Pantera, and Soulfly.
OverExertion recently added lead guitarist Jim Hooper to the original
lineup of: Josh Hooper (main vocals/guitarist), Jamie Guarino (drums/vocals),
and Jeff Lewis (bass/vocals) to represent the true energy of their music.
- CRISIS is hitting the road with SOULFLY and ILL NINO
7/30 - Colorado Springs, CO - 32 Bleu
7/31 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
8/1 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Ritz Club
8/3 - Boise, ID - Big Easy
8/4 - Spokane, WA - Big Easy Concert House
8/5 - Seattle, WA - Graceland
8/6 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
8/7 - Sacramento, CA - The Colonial Theatre
8/8 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
8/10 - San Diego, CA - Cane's Bar & Grill
8/11 - W.Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
8/12 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
8/13 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
8/15 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater
8/17 - El Paso, TX - Club Xcape
8/18 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
8/19 - Moore, OK - Diamond Ballroom
8/20 - Austin, TX - The Backroom
8/21 - Corpus Christi, TX - The Pavilion
8/22 - McAllen, TX - La Villa Real
8/24 - Houston, TX - Meridian
8/25 - Ft. Worth, TX -Ridglea Theatre
8/26 - Springfield, MO - Rockwell
8/27 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont
8/28 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
8/29 - Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
8/31 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Pieres
9/2 - Minneapolis, MN - Quest Club
9/3 - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
9/4 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
9/5 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Theatre
9/8 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
9/9 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
9/10 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
9/11 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza (tba)
9/12 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
9/12 - Philadelphia, PA -Theatre of the Living Arts
9/15 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
9/16 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
9/17 - Slayerville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
- AGE OF SILENCE has completed the production of their debut album "Acceleration"
which will be released on The End Records on Sept 14th. The album was
recorded in Norway at Toproom studio among others. The mix was done
at The Factory in Canada by producer Andy Winter and mixing engineer
Sheldon Zaharko, who has previously worked with artists like Marilyn
Manson and Rob Halford. As the band features members of Winds, Mayhem,
Solefald, etc. expect a superb album! Artwork on the album by Travis
- LILITU has also just finished up their newest record “The Delores
Lesion” This is the band's most elaborate release to date. According
to the members: "Featuring lush strings, grand piano, female vocals,
electronic bits, and a little something extra, has made this record
exciting to record and mix. The guitars are more up front, and the leads
are rocking. “The Delores Lesion” is catchier, great arrangements,
and more expressive than anything we have released.”
- The Carnival is coming...Our rising psychedelic prog sensation SUBTERRANEAN
MASQUERADE are currently in the studio crafting the follow up to their
highly acclaimed debut offering “Temporary Psychotic State”.
The album, entitled “Suspended Animation Dreams” promise
to top its successor with an even more grandiose orchestration and such
diverse songwriting ranging from Jazz to trippy Psychedelic, Rock N
Roll and edgy Post Metal annihilation.
In addition, Subterranean Masquerade are featured on the new DEAD CAN
DANCE tribute, out now on BLACK LOTUS / THE END RECORDS in N. America!
Make sure to check out this almost 10 minutes epic tribute to “Summoning
of the Muse”, other bands included are: Antimatter, Ulver, The
Gathering among others
And the press is raving:
"Subterranean Masquerade is an enigma of progressive metal"
Riftrock Magazine / 9.5
" Subterranean Masquerade's first offering, TEMPORARY PSYCHOTIC
STATE, is a 17-minute, two-track E.P., that will quite literally take
you on a trip like you have never been on. Doom, prog, ambient, death,
hard rock, atmospheric, psychedelic, Middle Eastern…I can't even
think of all the genres that this little gem fits into!" Metal
Rules Magazine / 4.8 out of 5
- FRANTIC BLEEP is still working on they’re debut album, thing's
been going a bit slow lately, but they hope to finish the album within
the next couple of weeks. They have recorded the basic tracks and hope
to finish all the instrumental tracks soon. The production so far is
great and they're very enthusiastic about it! The vocals will take some
more time to finish up, simply because they're working with a new singer,
which has been working out great so far(more info to come). The album
will definitely be worth the wait. Release date should be in October.
- LACUNA COIL HITS THE BILLBOARD 200
First artist in burgeoning independent label’s history to enter
famed album chart
LOS ANGELES – After 92 weeks, Comalies, the acclaimed third album
from Italian sextet Lacuna Coil – a group that Reuters news service
recently declared to be “on the verge of a major breakthrough”
– has cracked the Billboard 200, the magazine’s weekly tally
of the country’s top-selling albums.
Originally released on October 29, 2002, Comalies – which shattered
the 100,000 sales mark two weeks ago – achieved its best weekly
sales mark to date from July 19-25, logging 5,818 copies sold, according
to SoundScan. The album – #194 on this week’s chart –
has sold more than 17,000 copies in the last month alone, and marks
the first-ever Billboard 200 appearance in the history of the group’s
label, the Los Angeles-based independent Century Media Records.
“It’s a testament to our philosophy of believing in a band
and working them from the ground up,” says Phil Hinkle, Century
Media’s director of A&R. “In an era where artist development
seems to be an afterthought, it’s exciting to be a part of such
a natural, organic success story.”
In large part, Comalies’ robust sales can be attributed to Lacuna
Coil’s Ozzfest performances. Of all second-stage acts, the group
is being outsold by only Slipknot and Atreyu, both of which have released
new albums within the last two months. In addition, current single “Swamped”
is enjoying heavy commercial radio airplay nationwide – the track
is #40 on this week’s R&R Active Rock chart – as well
as steady video play on both MTV2 and Fuse. The song will be included
on the soundtrack to the upcoming Sony Pictures film Resident Evil:
Apocalypse and featured in the forthcoming Activision video game Vampire:
The Masquerade – Bloodlines.
Aside from Ozzfest, Lacuna Coil will be playing select “off-fest”
shows throughout August. That month, the group will also deliver three
acoustic in-store performances at select Borders Music locations. A
new album will surface in 2005.
The flagship label of the Century Family, Century Media Records was
founded in 1988. Its American branch opened three years later. With
nine offices around the globe, the label employs more than 150 people
worldwide. Featuring a rich catalog of such influential acts as Iced
Earth, Opeth and Stuck Mojo, the label’s leading artists today
also include Shadows Fall, God Forbid and Nevermore. Distributed domestically
by Caroline, Century Media’s American branch has experienced unprecedented
growth in recent years. Comalies is the label’s second release
to cross the 100,000 sales mark; the other is Shadows Fall’s 2002
recording, The Art of Balance. That group’s new album, The War
Within, will surface this September.
- BONGZILLA ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR WITH MONSTER MAGNET
Relapse Records recording artists BONGZILLA have announced their first
tour of 2004 in support of their recently released album Apogee. BONGZILLA
will team up with MONSTER MAGNET for a four week trek beginning September
9th in Hollywood, CA. The tour will be sponsored by long-running web
portal StonerRock.com and is scheduled to conclude October 1st with
additional dates pending.
BONGZILLA Tour Dates:
August 31 Chicago, IL Double Door
September 1 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
September 4 Portland, OR Dante's
September 5 Seattle, WA Neumo's
September 7 San Francisco, CA The Independent
September 8 Corona, CA Showcase Theater (w/ Cephalic Carnage, Misery
U.S. Tour with MONSTER MAGNET: (EXCEPT as noted)
September 9 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
September 10 Phoenix, AZ The Mason Jar
September 12 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
September 13 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
September 14 St Louis, MO Mississippi Nights
September 16 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
September 17 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom
September 19 Philadelphia, PA North Star
September 21 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
September 22 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
September 27 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
September 29 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
September 30 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
October 1 TBA
October 2 Cincinnati, OH Sudsy Malone's (BONGZILLA only)
- Iced Earth The Blessed And The Damned Career Retrospective Released
July 27, 2004 by Century Media Records
Century Media is proud to bring ICED EARTH fans the first-ever "Greatest
Hits" collection from one of the scene's leading metal acts. This
double CD compilation contains 23 tracks featuring over two hours of
remastered material spanning the band's Century Media career. Russian
fantasy artist Leo Hao (Blind Guardian, Iced Earth) has created an original
piece of art allowing either angels or demons to gloriously grace the
cover. The Blessed And The Damned contains a 20-page deluxe booklet
that includes lyrics and extensive biographical liner notes by former
Century Media publicist Loana dP Valencia. Detailed herein is an introduction
to where Jon Shaffer and ICED EARTH are today by taking a look back
at where they have been: Jon's early days beginning with Black Sabbath
and Kiss records at age four, his decision to dedicate his life to music,
his first guitar, his move to Tampa, Florida at age 16, the first incarnation
of ICED EARTH and how they overcame obstacles, failures and successes.
Each album is discussed in detail including what at the time was happening
to the band and includes commentary from mastermind Jon Schaffer.
"A musician's autobiography is his music - everything else is only
a footnote. Throughout the course of nine albums and one EP, Jon Schaffer
has offered us - his fans - interpretations of the truths in his own
life. In this compilation, each song leads you through his understanding
of his [Jon Schaffer's] struggles, disappointments, joys and his triumphs."
- Loana dP Valencia taken from The Blessed And The Damned booklet. Metal
- IN FLAMES Rare United States performances approaching!
Within every movement one band raises to spearhead the charge from obscurity
to the glaring eye and fickle ear of the music-buying masses. Sometimes
the transition is sudden, painful and unwanted. Other times the breakthrough
results because of hard work, sheer determination, and the knack for
writing music that connects with people from varying backgrounds and
musical tastes. Gothenburg, Sweden's IN FLAMES have chosen the latter.
Over the last ten years they have defined an entire movement, placing
them at the forefront of the next revolution in heavy music. No band
is closer to the verge of exploding and exposing the mainstream to a
whole new sonic experience. Many albums have laid the groundwork to
mainstream acceptance, and now IN FLAMES stand poised to blow the gates
Soundtrack To Your Escape was the most excitingly anticipated IN FLAMES
album to date. Another step ahead forward for IN FLAMES' musical careers;
Anders, Jesper, Bjorn, Peter and Daniel never deny their roots and once
again created thrilling metal in the right balance of melodic death
origins and modern aggression. The logical continuation after Reroute
To Remain, Soundtrack To Your Escape is immense, extreme and mind-blowing.
The way metal today is supposed to sound!
Now IN FLAMES are going to rock the United States with two rare coastal
September 26, 2004 - Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
September 29, 2004 -C.B.G.B.- New York, NY
No support bands
2 Full sets!
First set will be the whole new album, Soundtrack To Your Escape, released
on April 6, 2004
Second will be a set of the classics from all albums
Special swag for the 2 shows
Recording of both shows for future release, be a part of the creation!
- KINETIC's full length CD “The Chains That Bind Us” will
be finally out in late October and not in September as we firstly announced,
from SLEASZYRIDER RECS (www.sleaszyrider.com).
We’re on the mix point at the moment and hopefully everything
will be ready in mid-September. We`ve already made a video-clip for
“Never Ending Winter”, a song coming from our self-released
mini-CD, which will be re-recorded for our full-length. This video will
be included in the full-length. Also we made a Death Metal cover on
the famous 80`s American Hard Rock band, FIREHOUSE, for a tribute-album
called “FIREHOUSE-All They Wrote”, released on Sleaszyrider
in Autumn-2004, licensed on Sony Music-U.S.A. We covered their “Helpless”
song…in a rather KINETIC way…
- BLACKFIELD US RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED
Philadelphia: Snapper Music today confirm September 14 as the US release
date for the anticipated self-titled debut album from Blackfield. Featuring
musician/producer Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and Israeli singer/songwriter
Aviv Geffen, the album's stateside release will follow the already growing
European pre-release buzz; European release set for August 23.
A near two-year creative endeavor, Blackfield was recorded at various
studios in both London and Tel Aviv, with final tracking at London's
Abbey Road in October 2003. Featuring material written collaboratively
and separately, the album brings together a unique ensemble of music,
culture and exceptional talent. A video for the album's namesake first
single was filmed on location in London and Copenhagen and was directed
by Lasse Hoile, long-time designer for Porcupine Tree who also takes
credit for Blackfield's haunting artwork.
Drawn together by a mutual love for classic rock albums of the '60s
and '70s, Steven Wilson and Aviv Geffen have long admired each others'
collective works. In 2000, Aviv invited Steven to perform alongside
him for several concerts in Israel. They met again shortly thereafter
in London and before long began collaboration on the very first Blackfield
Steven Wilson, a multi-instrumentalist who taught himself both guitar
and keyboard while still a teenager, is an accomplished and highly respected
musician. Starting with his art rock trio No-Man, Wilson developed the
initial foundation of the Porcupine Tree legacy in 1987. On the Sunday
of Life, their first full and proper record, was released in 1992. It
was followed by their UK live debut in late 1993. US fans would have
to wait several more years to catch the quartet on stage, when a short
US run culminated in a sold out performance at New York’s prestigious
Bottom Line. In Absentia, the band's 2002 recording, is their first
for Lava/Atlantic. To date it is the band's best selling album, with
sales over 100,000. The band's next album is scheduled for worldwide
release in early 2005. In addition to Porcupine Tree, Wilson is an accomplished
producer. His most notable works include the last three recordings from
Sweden's Opeth (Blackwater Park, Deliverance, Damnation) and a recent
mix of Marillion's "Angelina" on the band's new UK single,
"Don't Hurt Yourself."
The son of esteemed Israeli poet Yehonatan Geffen and nephew of Moshe
Dayan, Aviv Geffen is Israel’s most outspoken counter-culture
rock musician. A highly successful solo artist with a string of gold
albums in his native country, he is respected by David Bowie, Nick Cave,
and Roger Waters among others and has found US media coverage within
the pages of Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times. It was
at a peace rally in Tel Aviv on November 4, 1995 that then 22-year-old
Geffen performed his popular ballad ‘I Cry for You’ in front
of over 300,000 people. While congratulating Geffen, Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin was fatally wounded. It was a turning point for the musician
whose already prolific and often controversial works have inspired the
generational youth of his homeland. For Geffen, Blackfield is his first
English-language recording project.
Blackfield features guest musicians Gavin Harrison and Chris Maitland
(current and former Porcupine Tree drummers), Yermi Kaplan and the Illusion
String Quartet. Track listing for the album is confirmed as: Open Mind,
Blackfield, Glow, Scars, Lullaby, Pain, Summer, Cloudy Now, The Hole
in Me, Hello.
- The new Rhino Bucket video "She Rides" is now up on the
band's website www.rhinobucket.com.
- ACHERON "Decade Infernus 1988-1998" Out Now!
Love em or Hate em, ACHERON has been a fixture within the underground
for over 16 years. The band has released a number of well received Satanic
Black/Death Metal albums on various independent labels, including RITES
OF THE BLACK MASS, SATANIC VICTORY, LEX TALIONIS, ANTI-GOD, ANTI-CHRIST,
THOSE WHO HAVE RISEN, COMPENDIUM DIABLERIE: (The Demo Days), XOMALY,
TRIBUTE TO THE DEVIL'S MUSIC and the recent REBIRTH (Metamorphosing
into Godhood). Even though the band has never received the recognition
they deserve, they still have become a cult-like band in the worldwide
underground and continue to thrive as a demonic musical entity.
The problem with many of their past albums, are that most of the earlier
material is out of print. But BLACK LOTUS RECORDS has fixed that problem
by releasing a double-CD which will give new fans a chance to hear the
band in its first 10 years of existence. This special limited (3000
Copies) release has 32 re-mastered songs (16 songs on each CD), which
comes with a cool inlay booklet about the band and a special slipcase,
with artwork by Timo Wuerz. A must for ACHERON fans old and New. The
following is the song track listing.
Decade Infernus 1988-1998
1. THOU ART LORD (Rites of the Black Mass)
2. GOD IS DEAD (Satanic Victory)
3. SLAUGHTERIZATION FOR SATAN (Lex Talionis)
4. BLESSED BY DAMNATION (Anti-god, Anti-christ)
5. IMMORTAL SIGIL (Those Who Have Risen)
6. LET US DEPART (Rites of the Black Mass)
7. SATANIC EROTICA (Satanic Victory)
8. ONE WITH DARKNESS (Alla Xul/Hail Victory)
9. FUCK THE WAYS OF CHRIST (Anti-god, Anti-christ)
10. LIFEFORCE (Those Who Have Risen)
11. THE ENOCHIAN KEY (Rites of the Black Mass)
12. SIX SIX SIX (Satanic Victory)
13. ENTER THY COVEN (Lex Talionis)
14. FINAL HARVEST (Those Who Have Risen)
15. AVE SATANAS (Rites of the Black Mass)
16. PRAYER OF HELL (Satanic Victory)
1. OUT OF BODY (Those Who Have Risen)
2. ALLA XUL (Alla Xul/Hail Victory)
3. TO THEE WE CONFESS (Rites of the Black Mass)
4. SHEHAMFORASH (Anti-god, Anti-christ)
5. PURIFICATION DAY (Lex Talionis)
6. HEKAL TIAMAT (Those Who Have Risen)
7. SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Satanic Victory)
8. CURSED NAZARENE (Rites of the Black Mass)
9. NECROMANTEION COMMUNION (Those Who Have Risen)
10. BAPTISM FOR DEVLYN ALEXANDRA (Anti-god, Anti-christ)
11. LEGIONS OF HATRED (Lex Talionis)
12. UNHOLY PRAISES (Satanic Victory)
13. SUMMONING THE MASTER (Rites of the Black Mass)
14. VOICES WITHIN (Lex Talionis)
15. UNDEAD CELEBRATION (Those Who Have Risen)
16. THE ENTITY (Lex Talionis)
When asked about this release founder Vincent Crowley said "This
band has been a like rollercoaster the past 16 years. We've dealt with
situations both positive and negative. I've been able to work with a
lot of talented people and put out music that I really enjoy playing.The
fact is that I won't change a thing! You learn from your experiences.
ACHERON was never created to be some mainstream musical band. It was
invoked to make people think and to also piss the social norm off. I
love the bad reactions as much as the good ones. It lets us know that
we aren't being ignored. And with everything said, our die hard fans
keep the Hell fires burning within this band. Not the "Metal Trendy"
people, the fucking Underground! So "DECADE INFERNUS 1988-1998"
is a re-mastered offering of some the first recordings ACHERON did back
in the day. It is our way to continue to be a thorn in the side of all
White Light religions and the Politically Correct!" You can check
out the new album artwork at: www.Acheron666.com
- PROCREATION gathered in 1989 with the intent of unleashing an all
out assault on surrounding areas. The spree of violence continued well
into the next decade with Procreation being laid to rest in 1993. Once
the smoke cleared two legendary demo tapes were left behind. The first
"Rebirth Into Evil" was recorded in 1990 with the "Coming
Of Hate" demo following in 1991. Both were assembled at the Fiasco
Brothers Studio in New Westminister BC.
Procreation also took part in numerous live rituals throughout the Vancouver
area with underground hordes including Blasphemy, Tumult, Armoros, Nuclear
Assault, Anvil, and Forced Entry. Along the way the Procreation regiment
saw several members leave the fold, but the band maintained a steady
core throughout their struggle.
The original line up (1989):
Vocals: Jay "Hippieshredder" Schneider
Guitar: Mike Death (Witches Hammer)
Guitar: Carlo Coraza
Bass: Jimi Martin
Drums: Tom Komisarski
The final line up (1993):
Vocals: Jay "Hippieshredder" Schneider
Guitar: Carlo Coraza
Bass: Jimi Martin
Drums: Johnny Prizmic (Witches Hammer)
The LP contains both studio demos in their original form. To ensure
a supremely violent listening experience nothing was altered from the
original master recording. You've been warned!
- SOILENT GREEN/GOATWHORE NEWS
Soilent Green - First off, we would like to thank everyone that came
out on Friday, June 18th for the benefit show in support of the late
Scott Williams. Former Soilent Green bassist Scott Williams (a.k.a.
James Scott Williams) was killed Monday, April 26, 2004, in an apparent
murder-suicide. We would rather not get into the details and send our
condolences out to his family and friends. Scott Williams played with
Soilent Green for over 10 years and will be missed by many people. He
was an excellent and loved individual as well as an incredible musician.
May his words and music live on through Soilent Green, his Family and
The benefit show was a huge success and raised $2900 to help his family
pay for funeral costs. These costs are very high and this only covers
a quarter of them so if you would like to send any donations feel free
Any donations to the Family of Scott Williams will be accepted and appreciated
for funeral costs. You can send well concealed cash or a money order
made Payable to
Kim Webb (Scott's sister) to:
SG Scott Williams Fund
P.O. Box 5991
Metairie, LA 70009-5991
We know the big question is, "when are we putting out a new record?"
All material is in solid and we are sorting out studio time and getting
all the artwork into place. All information will be posted on www.soilentgreen.net
when we have everything for you. It will see an early 2005 release date
through Relapse Records. Album title, song listing and artwork will
be released by the end of the year.
We now have new Merchandise available from the newly formed Crash and
Burn Cartel Merchandising Website. Click on the Merch link and it will
take you straight to the website or type www.crashandburncartel.com
into your web browser. Crash and Burn Cartel excepts PayPal and has
many other items available besides Soilent Green merchandise. Crash
and Burn Cartel also has the last few copies of the Soilent Green/EYEHATEGOD
split seven inch record from Incision Records. Quantities are low (around
a 100 left), so order now! www.soilentgreen.net
Goatwhore - We would like to begin by thanking all of the people that
came to audition for the drummer spot. We had many people come from
all around the states and we appreciate you all taking time out to come
here to show us what you all had to offer. We would like to announce
the entrance of our new drummer Zack Simmons from Phoenix, Arizona.
He has been here since the beginning of June and has played one show
(Scott Williams Benefit show) with us since his arrival.
Since our new drummer, Zack Simmons, is in place it would now mean plenty
of touring. We have a very filled touring schedule "hopefully"
coming to a town near you. First off, we will be heading out from July
23rd to August 17th with The Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation
and Watch Them Die. Then we will hit the road with the Deicide, Cattle
Decaptiation and Diabolic from September 16th to October 12th leading
into some dates with Napalm Death and Vader that will take us to our
end of the year tour with Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Vader and Kataklysm
in November. Please check the "tour" section of the site for
a list of cities and venues.
Other great news is the new signing of Goatwhore to the Metal Blade
Records roster. We are all very excited about this and will be doing
a new album with Metal Blade Records in mid 2005. This is a very big
step for us and will surely open up new doors for us to expand.
Let's keep the good news rolling, we also have Merchandise available
from the new Crash and Burn Cartel Merchandising website. PayPal is
taken at this site so no more waiting. Crash and Burn Cartel carries
plenty of other items like the new Goatwhore and Epoch of Unlight split
seven inch record. Now you can order a bulk of items and get it shipped
in one batch. Just click the "merch" link and it will take
you straight to the Crash and Burn Cartel website or you can do it the
old school way and type in: www.crashandburncartel.com
Rotten Records has released a vinyl gatefold version of The Eclipse
of Ages Into Black. It is a limited release of 1000 copies(500 copies
of the vinyl being black and 500 copies of them being clear red). To
order go to www.rottenrecords.com
for further details.
Goatwhore has recorded the Celtic Frost cover "Into Crypts of Rays"
for a split 7" with Epoch of Unlight (from Memphis, TN), who has
covered Kreator's "Betrayer". It is now available through
Bloated Goat Records www.bloatedgoatrecords.com.
Go to the Bloated Goat Records website for a sample of both tracks.
Upcoming Goatwhore shows:
Deicide Tour with Cattle Decapitation and Diabolic:
09/16/04 Jacksonville, FL Thee Imperial
09/17/04 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
09/18/04 Fayetteville, NC Jesters Pub
09/19/04 Baltimore, MD Thunderdome
09/20/04 New York, NY B.B. King's Blues Club
09/21/04 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero / Balcony Bar
09/22/04 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
09/23/04 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Fun House/Theatre
09/24/04 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
09/25/04 East Dubuque, IL Arena
09/26/04 Minneapolis, MN Ascot Room @ Quest Club
09/27/04 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
09/29/04 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
10/01/04 Seattle, WA Graceland
10/02/04 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
10/03/04 San Francisco, CA The Pound at Pier 96
10/04/04 San Diego, CA 4th & B
10/05/04 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
10/06/04 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre
10/07/04 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
10/08/04 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
10/09/04 Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Live
10/10/04 San Antonio, TX The Sanctuary
10/11/04 Corpus Christi, TX El Palacio Ballroom
10/12/04 Houston, TX Fat Cat's (formerly Mary Jane's)
Dates with Cattle Decapitation:
10/13/04 Columbia, MO Mojo's
10/14/04 Memphis, TN Hi Tone
10/15/04 Springfield, MO The Rockwell
10/16/04 Witchita, KS Double Vision
10/21/04 Baltimore, MD The Sidebar
10/22/04 Wilkes-Barre, PA Cafe Metropolis
Dates with Napalm Death and Vader:
10/23/04 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
10/24/04 New York, NY B.B. King's Blues Club
10/26/04 Fayetteville, NC Jester's Pub
10/28/04 New Orleans, LA The Howlin' Wolf
- SHADOWS FALL - "THE POWER OF I AND I" MP3 POSTED. STRHESS
TOUR DATES GET UNDERWAY
The world premiere single from New Wave Of American Heavy Metal pioneers
SHADOWS FALL is now online. "The Power of I & I" is the
first single from their eagerly awaited new album, The War Within, out
September 21, and can be found here. Celebrated by Alternative Press
as, "One of the top five bands in metal today," SHADOWS FALL
fans herein get their first chance to experience the band's new material
and fans and websites are invited to post or link directly to this file.
On September 21st The War Within will redirect the path that hard music
takes in 2004 and lead the revolution going forward.
"...the virtual forefathers of metal's new millennium." -
Fans who have the chance to attend The Strhess Tour, which kicks-off
tonight, will have a chance to hear this alongside other new material.
Strhess Tour dates
with As I Lay Dying, Himsa, and Remembering Never
7/23 Rex Plex - Elizabeth, NJ* (Hellfest - Main Stage, 8:45 P.M.)
7/24 Norva - Norfolk, VA
7/26 Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville, FL
7/27 Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
7/28 State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
7/29 House Of Blues - New Orleans, La
7/30 Engine Room - Houston, TX
7/31 Backroom - Austin, TX
8/1 Jake's Ballroom - Lubbock, TX
8/2 Bricktown Live - Oklahoma City, OK
8/4 Club Xcape - El Paso, TX* W/ Hatebreed, Throwdown, Otep, God Forbid,
As I Lay Dying
8/5 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
8/6 The Rock - Tucson, AZ
8/8 House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA
8/9 House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NY
8/10 Mesa Theatre - Grand Junction, CO
8/11 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
8/12 Ranch Bowl - Omaha, NE
8/13 Pig Pen - Clinton, IA
8/14 Challenge Park - Joliet, IL
8/15 Scene Pavilion - Cleveland, OH
8/16 Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
8/17 Headliners - Toledo, OH
8/18 Forward Hall - Erie, PA
8/19 The Lost - Syracuse, NY
- NEW MEGADETH CD, THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED, SET FOR SEPTEMBER 14 RELEASE
ON SANCTUARY RECORDS; BAND TO TOUR IN THE FALL
In early 2002, Dave Mustaine suffered a debilitating nerve injury to
his arm (literally after sleeping on it the wrong way), bringing his
career--and the nearly 20-year history of his band, MEGADETH--to a crashing
halt. His prospects for playing guitar again uncertain, MUSTAINE retreated
into seclusion, effectively ending the band and leaving behind a ten-album
legacy as one of metal's most important, innovative, and intelligent
acts. But the story did not end there, and it seemed undeniable that
the long, colorful and dynamic history of such a relentless and groundbreaking
act could be curtailed so abruptly.
Now in 2004, The System Has Failed, the tenth studio album released
under the MEGADETH banner, is set for release September 14 on Sanctuary
Records. The forthcoming first single "Die Dead Enough"--set
to arrive at radio on June 26--features a stalking rhythm and urgent
riff alongside an infectious chorus and a taste of strings adding texture
and depth. Look for MEGADETH--with returning drummer Nick Menza--to
tour this fall in support of the album (dates TBA) as well as their
soon-to-be-reissued catalog of platinum and gold albums (due July 27
on Capitol Records), which has been impressively remixed, remastered,
restored--and in some cases reconstructed--by founder, singer, guitarist
and primary songwriter Dave Mustaine to bring it as close to his original
vision as possible.
The System Has Failed is pure, unfiltered, uncompromising MEGADETH.
The album is a virtual compendium of everything that made and continues
to make MEGADETH one of the most unique entities ever in the history
of heavy rock. From opener "Blackmail The Universe," with
its classic, chugging riff, to the politically charged, turbulent "Kick
The Chair," to the painfully personal "Truth Be Told,"
this is a record that could only be written by one person, with one
MUSTAINE selected nearly a dozen songs from some 150 that he had compiled
over the years, keeping them under wraps for the ideal opportunity.
With members of MEGADETH's best-known lineup (which lasted from 1990's
Rust In Peace to '97's Cryptic Writings) either unable to appear due
to scheduling issues, or unwilling to meet the demands of MUSTAINE's
vision for the record, the singer and guitarist cast away all preconceptions
and recruited bassist Jimmie Sloas and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta. Co-producing
with Jeff Balding, who had engineered Cryptic Writings and 1999's Risk,
MUSTAINE took an approach to recording that he found liberating. "I
took a real casual pace with this album. We started out working about
three hours a night, four days a week. I know this is such a cliche,
but it was like being reborn. I don't have three other guys that I'm
gonna disappoint if I don't listen to their stuff. I was in there calling
the shots and it was a lot like when (the band's first two albums) Killing
Is My Business...And Business Is Good! and Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?
first came out. It was me making my music, I had guys in the band listening
to me, and I was the boss."
One amazing surprise for longtime MEGADETH fans would have to be the
presence of original guitarist Chris Poland, who played on those first
two albums and contributed lead work to nearly every cut on The System
Has Failed. "It was so much fun having Chris come down and play,"
says MUSTAINE. "He's a great person and there's a reason why we
took a fork in the road back then. When he came in and listened to this
record, I didn't know what to expect from him. I didn't know if he was
gonna listen and say, 'I'm not digging this,' or whatever, because he's
all into his jazz-fusion stuff. But he gave me a really great compliment,
because he said somewhere, 'some of you guys are gonna have to break
out your slide rulers, because this is definitely Rust In Peace-type
1990's Rust In Peace, MEGADETH's fourth album and possibly most successful
after '92's Countdown To Extinction (which charted at Number Two on
Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart), is held by many fans as the gold standard
against which all MEGADETH releases are judged, for its heaviness, intricacy,
and tunefulness. "Everybody's wanted me to make Rust In Peace 2,
and I don't think I did," says MUSTAINE with his usual candor.
"But I think what I did was make an album that was a natural progression
from Rust in Peace."
That progress is evident on The System Has Failed. "Back In The
Day" delves into one of MUSTAINE's many influences, the New Wave
Of British Heavy Metal, with its galloping guitar work and frenetic
tempo. Album closer "My Kingdom Come," meanwhile, sounds like
no other band out there. Its doom-laden, sinister beginning gives way
to another vintage, crunchy MEGADETH riff, before descending into a
haunting, almost Eastern finale. Lyrically, MUSTAINE is back with some
of his sharpest political and social commentary yet, cooking up a nightmare
nuclear crisis in "Blackmail The Universe," tackling criminal
justice in "Kick The Chair," and painting a picture of ticking
international tensions in "The Scorpion." It's MUSTAINE at
his songwriting best, making electrifying, incisive new metal while
refusing to stick to any single formula.
"I think that I've been able to transcend some of the pigeonholing
that takes place with a hard rock band," agrees the maestro. "The
head of my record company said something to me that really lit a fire
under my butt. He said, 'Back when you wrote Rust In Peace, you owned
heavy metal. That flag was yours. It's time for you to go back and claim
that flag.' I'm excited that there really isn't anything out there that
I believe can compete with this record. I think I really have a chance
of making a statement."
That statement will be heard around the world on September 14, when
The System Has Failed arrives in stores, and after that, when MUSTAINE
takes MEGADETH out on the road for the first time in three years. Fans
can expect some surprises as well in the touring lineup. "I can't
wait to play again and have it be about fun," says MUSTAINE. "Towards
the end, the music became a lot about formula. It became so predictable.
I'm looking forward to things being unpredictable, and things being
fun and just going for it." The system may have indeed failed,
but Dave MUSTAINE and MEGADETH is alive and well and firing on all cylinders.
- MACHINE HEAD & CHIMARIA Co-Headline ROAD RAGE TOUR
w/ 3 INCHES OF BLOOD & TRIVIUM
Oakland, CA metal crushers, Machine Head announced they will be co-headlining
this year's installment of The Road Rage tour with Chimaira. The summer
tour sponsored by Roadrunner Records is a traveling metal extravaganza
for some of the label's heaviest acts. This year will include new signees
to the label, Canada's, 3 Inches Of Blood and Orlando's Trivium. Machine
Head, who recently released their fifth studio album Through The Ashes
Of Empires have just returned from a European jaunt. While there the
group enjoyed a headlining slot at the UK Download Festival, where they
played as direct support to Slipknot, Korn and Metallica. While in Europe
the legendary group composed of Robert Flynn (vocals, guitar), Dave
McClain (drums), Adam Duce (bass), and Phil Demmel (guitar) shared main
stages on the prestigious Rock Am Ring/Rock Am Park festivals as direct
support to groups including Evanescence, Iggy Pop and The Stooges and
The group's latest album, Through the Ashes of Empires has been hailed
by fans and critics alike as an explosive and inspirational call to
arms, while earning diverse praise from fellow artists such as labelmate
Corey of Slipknot and Lost Prophets. Early Machine Head albums like
Burn My Eyes (which sold over 500,000 copies worldwide) became cornerstones
in metal for its reinvigoration of hoary thrash cliches into a fiercely
combative modern form. While the band has brought these elements front
and center in the new album, also imbued are more expansive instrumental
sections and soaring melancholy vocal harmonies. Recent features in
Outburn, Metal Maniacs, Metal Edge, Guitar World as well a glowing 4
star review from Revolver Magazine proclaiming, "Machine Head blend
the evil groove of Sabbath, the ferocity of Pantera, and the dynamics
of Eighties Metallica into a singularly vicious vision," only add
to the spreading enthusiasm for the band.
The group cut an initial headlining swath through North America this
past spring on their Weapons Of Mass Destructionâ tour with God
Forbid and 36 Crazy Fists. However they are excited to head back through
the nation with old touring buddies, Chimaira, who previously appeared
on the 2001 installment of Road Rage with the band. This affection and
respect is mutual as shown in a statement by Chimaira's Mark Hunter,
"Saying it is an honor to hit the road again with Machine Head
would be an understatement.Not only are these guys family to us, but
they are THE best live band out there right now. I just caught their
show in LA on the Weapons of Mass Destruction tour and it was so good
it forced a 10 year pit retiree to put his gloves back on one more time
and fuck dudes up. It was that good!"
8/3 Cleveland, OH - The Odeon
8/4 Toronto, CAN - Opera House
8/6 Worcester, MA - Palladium
8/7 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
8/8 Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts
8/9 Washington DC - 9:30 Club
8/10 Norfolk, VA - Norva
8/11 Winston Salem, NC - Ziggy's
8/13 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
8/14 Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
8/16 Houston, TX - Engine Room
8/17 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
8/18 Dallas, TX - Trees
8/20 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
8/21 Detroit, MI - Harpo's
8/22 Columbus, OH - Al Rosa Villa
8/23 Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
8/24 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club
8/25 Minneapolis, MN - Quest
8/27 Lawrence, KS - Granada
8/28 Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
8/30 Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theater
9/1 San Francisco, CA - Slims
9/3 Ventura, CA - Ventura Theater
9/4 Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
9/5 Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
- PREVIEW NEW VIDEO FROM ‘PRONG’
"ALL KNOWING FORCE"
FROM THEIR RELEASE SCORPIO RISING
HOLLYWOOD (July 23, 2004) – Industrial’s hardcore PRONG
will soon release the video "All Knowing Force" from their
2004 release Scorpio Rising world-wide. Get a sneak-peek of this monster
video on their official website www.prongmusic.com.
It was shot in Binghamton, NY live at The New Cheers Pub, on their recent
U.S. tour and edited by UMTV Productions.
Be aware of Scorpio Rising - the ultimate Prong sound of the new century.
This is the definite soundtrack for the year 2004. High quality, totall
honesty and all absolutely Prong. The current incarnation of Prong includes
singer/guitarist Tommy Victor, drummer Dan Laudo and guitarist Monte
Pittman, a longtime friend of Victor and an alumnus of Madonna’s
recent Drowned World Tour.
- THE HAUNTED new album "rEVOLVEr"!
Sweden´s thrash metal machinery THE HAUNTED now officially reveal
the album title, tracklist and release date of the new studio monster:
"rEVOLVEr" will be released October 18th 2004 via Century
1. No Compromise
5. All Against All
6. Sweet Relief
7. Burnt To A Shell
8. Who Will Decide
9. Nothing Right
10. Liquid Burns
11. My Shadow
The album will be released as jewel case CD and limited edition digipak
with 2 special bonus tracks, each with a different cover artwork!
- LACUNA COIL on their way to conquer not only the United States, but
"Comalies", the third album of the Italian sextet, has officially
passed the magical 100,000 US-SoundScan mark. This is not just a record
for the band, which is playing the US-American Ozzfest throughout the
summer, but also for us at Century Media Records. LACUNA COIL is now
believed to be the top-selling Italian rock artist of all time, while
"Comalies" has shattered all Century Media worldwide sales
totals to date, surpassing such landmark releases as Tiamat's "Wildhoney"
and Iced Earth's "Something Wicked This Way Comes".
"We are happy to be the first Italian band on Ozzfest, and we're
even happier to know that "Comalies" has been done so well,"
says LACUNA COIL's front woman Cristina Scabbia. "American Fans
have truly opened their arms to us, and we can't wait to perform for
"It's made us proud to watch LACUNA COIL grow over the years,"
says Century Media President/General Manager Marco Barbieri. "Success
couldn't happen to a nicer, more deserving band. We knew that once people
listened to the group and heard their story, they'd immediately grasp
the appeal and see that LACUNA COIL is undoubtedly a career artist whose
best is yet to come."
"LACUNA COIL´s unstoppable worldwide success is a fact that
makes all of the Century Family staff really proud", says Century
Media´s Head Of A&R Europe Leif Jensen. "The band truly
deserves all the praise and attention that they are currently receiving
because they are hard working, good people. It has been a pleasure to
see them progressing and growing so much throughout these last years!
We are looking forward for more to come soon..."
Nearly 100 commercial radio stations across the USA are playing their
smash hit "Heaven's A Lie" and their current single "Swamped".
Last fall WAAF-FM (Boston) invited LACUNA COIL to play an acoustic set
live on the air and this performance can be heard on the "Comalies"
ltd. Deluxe Edition which was released in Europe on July 21st. This
limited edition features alternative mixes and edits as well as video-clips
of "Swamped" and "Heaven's A Lie", a total of seven
acoustic versions (studio + live), wallpapers and modified artwork.
Watch out for LACUNA COIL conquering not just Europe and the United
States but also the whole world!
- JAG PANZER new album
Colorado power metallers JAG PANZER just finished the work on their
8th studio album. "Casting The Stones" will be released end
of September through Century Media Records, just some month after their
current record, the first official release of the legendary "Chain
Of Command" album which was originally recorded in 1988.
"Casting the Stones" was partly recorded at Tampa's Morrisound
Studios (Nasty Savage, Death, Cannibal Corpse) with producer Jim Morris
(Iced Earth, Savatage) and will feature artwork by Mattias Noren (Evergrey,
Into Eternity). It's supposed to be "a more aggressive version"
of 2001's "Mechanized Warfare".
In recent years JAG PANZER has toured with bands like Iced Earth, In
Flames and Helloween; their headlining performance in Cologne in 2003
was honoured as the best concert of the year from premier heavy metal
magazine Rock Hard. 2005 JAG PANZER will play at the 10-year anniversary
show of the Bang Your Head Festival (http://www.bang-your-head.de)
in Balingen with bands like Motörhead, Twisted Sister, Doro, Gamma
Ray and Nevermore.
To abridge the waiting time to the new release, founding guitarist Mark
Briody sends this message to the fans of JAG PANZER: "'Casting
The Stones' is coming out GREAT! Chris (Broderick) has delivered some
awesome layered and complex songs complete with some intense rhythms.
My songs have much more harmony guitar work then my previous writing..."
Check out some photos from the recording & mixing sessions on the
band's web site: http://www.jagpanzer.com.
JAG PANZER "Casting The Stones" - tracklisting:
1. Feast Or Famine
2. The Mission (1943)
6. Legion Immortal
7. Battered & Bruised
9. Starlight's Fury
10. The Hearkening
- DREAM EVIL: confirmed as support act for the Saxon tour!
With the recently released masterpiece entitled "The Book Of Heavy
Metal" DREAM EVIL conquered thousands hearts of steel!!! Fans all
over the globe keep bangin´ their head to the immortal anthems
of the new record! Now it´s time to witness this great band LIVE
on European stages. Don't miss them!!!
If you still don´t know DREAM EVIL, simply check out the video
clip of the title track "The Book Of Heavy Metal" on http://www.centurymedia.de
/ "download section".
Rock Hard Magazine, event. & metaltix.com presents:
SAXON "Lionheart Worldtour 2004 / 2005"
Guests: Dream Evil (SWE)
22.09.2004 Kiel (D) Halle 400
24.09.2004 Osnabrück (D) Halle Gartlage
25.09.2004 Druten (NL) Maas En Waalhallen
26.09.2004 Filderstadt (D) Filharmonie
28.09.2004 Köln (D) E-Werk
29.09.2004 Bremen (D) Aladin
30.09.2004 Neu-Isenburg (D) Hugenottenhalle
01.10.2004 Sint Lievens Houtem (B) Cultureel Centrum
02.10.2004 London (UK) Astoria Theater
03.10.2004 Cardiff (UK) Coal Exchange
04.10.2004 Wolverhampton (UK) Wulfrun
05.10.2004 Glasgow (SCO) King Tuts
17.10.2004 Copenhagen (DK) Pumpehuset
18.10.2004 Oslo (N) Rockefeller
19.10.2004 Gothenburg (SE) Trädgarn
20.10.2004 Stockholm (SE) Klubben
21.10.2004 Malmö (SE) KB
Booking by ICS
Ticket Hotline (D): 04627-183838
- CARNAL FORGE - On tour with Pro-Pain!
After the release of their new killer album "Aren´t You Dead
Yet?" end of June, Swedish extreme thrashers CARNAL FORGE will
finally hit the road September 2004! Here are the dates:
On Tour with Pro-Pain
13. September 04 (DEN) Copenhagen Stengade 30*
14. September 04 (D) Köln Underground**
15. September 04 (B) Wachtebeke ´T Kasseiken**
16. September 04 (UK) Bradford Rio**
18. September 04 (UK) London Underground**
19. September 04 (F) Longlaville Elza Triolet**
20. September 04 (NL) Nijmegen Doornroosje**
21. September 04 (NL) Weert Bosuil**
22. September 04 (NL) Zwolle Hedon**
23. September 04 (NL) Alkmaar Atlantis**
25. September 04 (B) Vosselaar Biebob **
* With Do or Die
** With Disturb
Booking: Metallysee Agency
Jari (guitar) comments the upcoming tour as follows:
"Finally we hope that the bad luck concerning cancelled tours has
come to its end. And we hope that everyone that has waited for so long
gets the chance to come and see us live again.
We also want to take the chance to thank all our fans that has supported
us thru the ruff times, a big HAIL goes out to you. See you all on the
road for some furious metal nights.
Cheers, CARNAL FORGE"
Here´s a quote for the band´s latest effort "Aren´t
You Dead Yet?":
"How can these Swedish guys make this? Every time anew they present
a great piece of music to the world of metal - and this with a very
high standard of quality!" 6 / 7 - Metal Hammer (D)
- CANDLELIGHT CONFIRM EMPEROR REISSUE DETAILS
Philadelphia: Candlelight Records today confirms October 19 and November
2 as the reissue dates for Emperor's four genre-defining albums. Wrath
of the Tyrants, In the Nightside Eclipse, Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk,
and IX Equilibrum, all currently out of print in the US, have been reworked
with additional bonus footage and material unavailable on both European
and US-licensed versions.
In documentary style, each of the four recordings have been enhanced
with live and studio footage. "Wrath of the Tyrant," being
part one, "includes very rare, exclusive footage of pre-Nightside
rehearsals plus live outtakes from our first tour (in support of Cradle
of Filth, 1993)," says guitarist Samoth. "In the Nightside
Eclipse," part two, "includes edited material from a live
show in Oslo for the song "Towards the Pantheon," as well
as various other clips from live recordings in 1997."
"Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk, starts off with a band interview
on Finnish TV talking about Anthems and then various live clips from
1997-98, including cool clips from the Dynamo Festival," continues
Samoth. "Part four, IX Equilibrium, starts off with a clip from
the No Mercy Festival tour and then follows us to the US for our first
and only headline American tour in 1999." IX Equilibrium concludes
the four-part enhancement series with a clip from the Mystic Festival
in Poland, the final Emperor performance.
Emperor, featuring vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, drummer Trym with Samoth,
formed in 1991. Their recordings have sold hundreds of thousands worldwide
with their impact on the black/extreme metal ranking them as one of
the genre's most influential. Respected by musician, fan and critic
alike, Emperor recorded their final album, Prometheus: The Discipline
of Fire & Demise, in 2001, shortly thereafter announcing they were
disbanding (with Samoth and Trym continuing on in new band Zyklon; Ihsahn
contributing to his ongoing band project Peccatum). Kerrang's Dom Lawson
called Prometheus, "a staggering masterwork; a fitting testament
to the musical genius."
Earlier this year Candlelight reissued Thou Shalt Suffer's Into the
Woods of Belial. The album pre-dates the official birth of Emperor and
marks the first time the record has seen proper US release. On August
24, Candlelight will release Emperial Live Ceremony; the dvd version
of the band's only official live recording. The 70-minute, high quality
universal-zoned dvd was filmed at London's Astoria Theatre. Additional
Emperor titles available from Candlelight include Scattered Ashes: A
Decade of Emperial Wrath (2cd Anthology, released 2003), Emperial Live
Ceremony (cd, released 2001), Peccatum/Strangling from Within (cd, released
2001), Peccatum/Amor Fati (cd, released 2001) plus Zyklon/World ov Worms
(cd, released 2001) and Aeon (cd, released 2003).
- BLOODBATH The Nightmare Continues!
Swedish brutal death metal butchers BLOODBATH have finished their new
killer album "Nightmares Made Flesh"! After the departure
of vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth), BLOODBATH researched intensely
among befriended musicians and can now proudly announce their new line-up
entries of vocalist Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain) with his heaviest,
most intimidating vocal delivery ever, and drummer Martin "Axe"
Axenrot (Witchery, Satanic Slaughter), replacing now-guitarist Dan Swanö
(Edge Of Sanity, Nightingale, Infestdead), who played the drums on the
previously released "Breeding Death" EP (2000) and the debut
album "Resurrection Through Carnage" (2002).
Guitarist Nyström comments the release as follows: "After
being resurrected through carnage our nightmares made flesh! This time
we promise the world an even more brutal and varied piece of real and
pure death metal. Take the outstanding performances by the new members
Axe and Tägtgren into account and BLOODBATH will prove no longer
only to be a tribute to death metal; but also death metal's very own
"Nightmares Made Flesh" will be released September 27th, 2004!
Please keep an extra eye on the limited vinyl edition, which will be
released on the same date as the normal CD!!!
Bloodbath - "Nightmares Made Flesh" CD / LP (45:19)
1. Cancer Of The Soul (3:33)
2. Brave New Hell (4:03)
3. Soul Evisceration (3:38)
4. Outnumbering The Day (3:15)
5. Feeding The Undead (4:04)
6. Eaten (4:19)
7. Bastard Son Of God (2:51)
8. Year Of The Cadaver Race (4:33)
9. The Ascension (3:52)
10. Draped In Disease (3:59)
11. Stillborn Saviour (3:39)
12. Blood Vortex (3:31)
Peter Tägtgren - Vocals
Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström - Guitars
Dan Swanö - Guitars
Jonas Renkse - Bass
Martin "Axe" Axenrot - Drums