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August 26th, 2006
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  • SUFFOCATION COMPLETE WORK ON NEW ALBUM; UNVEIL ARTWORK
     
    Legendary metal giants SUFFOCATION have recently completed work on their forthcoming new album, Suffocation.
       
    The self-titled new album was recorded at Full Force Studios in Long Island, NY and will feature artwork from tattoo artist JonZig which can be previewed here. Suffocation is set for a September 19th release in North America (September 25th internationally.)
     
    Updated SUFFOCATION news / tour information will be made available via the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com and the SUFFOCATION website: www.SUFFOCATION.us.

    Metal Maniacs
  • MASTERPLAN's Ui Kusch gets impressed by EYES OF SHIVA's music

    MASTERPLAN's Uli Kusch recently sent a message greeting Brazilian Progessive Power Metal band EYES OF SHIVA. The drummer had the opportunity of listening to the songs from the band's latest album, "Deep", and said he's truly impressed by their musicianship.

    "Eyes Of Shiva has good dynamics and is strong from beginning to the end", quoth he. Particularly speaking of "Kamisama" (tribute song to Brazilian soccer legend Zico), Kusch asserts: "As dramatic as sport can be, the song introduction has the right feel. A massive modern riff with massive percussive drums. After two times listening I can't get the, more traditional sounding, chorus out of my head. Andre's (Matos, SHAAMAN) voice perfectly link the modern approach of the song with traditional melodies."

    "Kamisama" as well as other four songs from "Deep" - "Leave Me Alone", "Blowing Off Steam", and "Another Side" - can be heard on Eyes Of Shiva's official MySpace Page at http://www.myspace.com/eyesofshiva

    Metal Maniacs
  • 100 MORE PAUL DIANNO CLASSICS CD ALBUMS AVAILABLE

    Due to overwhelming demand and the immediate selling out of the Paul Dianno Classics album, we have made an additional 100 CD copies for all the disappointed people that could not get a copy. Hopefully the fans who have been bombarding us with requests for the album will now be able to get one if they are fast.

    THE CLASSICS - Paul Dianno (NEW 2006 studio recordings)
    12 Maiden-Dianno all time classics only available online here at http://www.pauldianno.com

    1. Wrathchild
    2. Strange World
    3. Charlotte The Harlot
    4. Killers
    5. Prowler
    6. Murders In The Rue Morgue
    7. Running Free
    8. Remember Tomorrow
    9. Phantom Of The Opera
    10. Sanctuary
    11. Women In Uniform
    12. Iron Maiden

    Metal Maniacs
  • INTRONAUT Void

    August 22, 2006 quickly approaches. That date will mark the release of Void, the debut full-length by Los Angeles metal quartet INTRONAUT. The album is the next step forward by one of this scene's most exciting new bands and is sure to turn heads in the metal underground.
    Drummer Danny Walker, a member of CA grinders UPHILL BATTLE, and Sacha Dunable, guitarist for L.A. doom band ANUBIS RISING, conceived INTRONAUT. They shared a common interest in playing something forward thinking with an emphasis on forceful songwriting. Ideas were exchanged and allowed to brew for a few months before the two began writing.

    This new project intrigued recent L.A. immigrant (and former IMPALED guitarist / EXHUMED bassist) Leon del Muerte enough to join on guitar and vocals. Danny and Leon bonded during their time spent touring together in EXHUMED. The three found it easy to adapt to one another and this fresh style of music. All that was missing was the perfect bass player to complete the equation.

    Enter Joe Lester, an old friend of Sacha’s who recently left UC Santa Cruz with a BA in music. Aside from extensive experience playing jazz, funk, and traditional Indian music, Joe is a die-hard hesher. He jumped at the chance to join this exciting new metal band. His musical proficiency complemented the songwriting nucleus impeccably, adding an extra dimension to the overall sound. The music the quartet produced was heavy, technical, abstract but above all listenable. It was a great combination and the band’s passion to create grew immensely.
    They quickly wrote and recorded four songs that would make up their first release, the Null EP. They were so pleased with the end result that INTRONAUT promptly went from side project to full-time band status. Momentum built quickly, with the band playing many regional shows and selling over 200 CDRs of the recording, both at shows and through their website. The EP caught the interest of Chris Logan and Goodfellow Records and a recording deal was signed shortly afterwards.

    Goodfellow re-released Null in February 2006 to help introduce INTRONAUT to a wider audience. It has since received critical acclaim from both the heavy music underground and the mainstream music press. Shortly after its release, the band headed back into CA’s Shiva Industries studio with John Haddad (Phobia*, Eyes Of Fire). John had also worked with the band on Null. The band worked longer, this time around, to craft their first full length. Void is the result.

    Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side, Void proves that the initial excitement caused by Null was warranted. Expanding on what they had already accomplished, Void is a solid step forward by a young band ready to take things to the next level. This band is better than you could imagine they would be, returning with over 45 minutes of epic beauty and sheer punishment.

    * NB - please note that Danny Walker recorded with and Leon del Muerte is a touring member of the current incarnation of Phobia

    www.intronaut.net | myspace.com/intronaut
    www.goodfellowrecords.com | myspace.com/goodfellowrecords
  • DISMEMBER North American assault

    DISMEMBER ANNOUNCE DATES ON FIRST US TOUR IN YEARS

    Candlelight Records confirms the first string of US performances by Sweden's Dismember in over five years. Set to kick off September 29 the dates will visit East and Midwest cities before concluding on October 14 in Montreal.

    Along with labelmates Entombed (new album expected Fall 2006) Dismember have been widely credited with the creation of the Scandinavian Death Metal sound. Nearly two decades into a respected career, the band still is as fresh and vital today. The God That Never Was, the band's latest record available in stores nationwide now, showcases a finely-ground assault that commands attention. Swaying from war to religion, lyrically the band tackle new grounds all the while delivering their classic, primitive and always super tight death metal. “Musically we're trying to do better with every album,” explains drummer / producer Fred Estby. “Most of us are in our 30's and we have got to prove ourselves a little bit more every time. We fought hard with this album.”

    Formed in 1988 in Stockholm, Dismember have an extensive worldwide recording, sales and touring history. The band’s entire catalog was reissued in 2005 featuring previously unavailable live and demo recordings; all available now via Candlelight Records.

    Confirmed dates for the tour, also featuring Vital Remains, Grave, Demiricous and Withered, are noted below.

    09/30 - Mark's Showplace, Bedford NH
    10/01 - BB Kings Blues Club, New York NY
    10/02 - Jaxx Nite Club, Springfield VA
    10/04 - Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale FL
    10/05 - State Theatre , St. Petersburgh FL
    10/06 - Swayze's, Marietta GA
    10/07 - Creepy Crawl, St. Louis MO
    10/09 - Station 4, St. Paul MN
    10/10 - Abbey Pub, Chicago IL
    10/11 - Agora Ballroom, Cleveland OH
    10/12 - Backstreet Billiards, Saratoga Springs NY
    10/13 - Middle East Club, Boston MA
    10/14 - Le Medley, Montreal QU

    www.dismember.se
    www.candlelightrecordsusa.com
  • THRESHOLD welcome to nuclear blast!

    We're very glad to announce that THRESHOLD – THE Progressive Metal institution – has signed a deal with Nuclear Blast. Quote from Karl Groom and Richard West: "We're delighted to join Nuclear Blast, it's a really positive move for us and we're looking forward to reaching a lot more fans across the world. The label has a fantastic roster of bands and it's exciting to be part of the family. Watch out for great things ahead!"

    THRESHOLD will enter the studio in August and October to record their next album, due to be released in early 2007. A tour is scheduled for spring. We're looking forward to find out if the new material will be as excellent as "Critical Mass" or "Subsurface". But we're sure it will be.
  • BLIND GUARDIAN exclusive song in musicshop!

    Fat news for all fans of Heavy Metal icons BLIND GUARDIAN. From now on you’ll find “Otherland”, one more track from the upcoming album “A Twist In The Myth” exclusive on the Nuclear Blast Musicshop. So grab it straightaway as long as the chunk is fresh!
  • ECHOES OF ETERNITY just signed!

    Los Angeles-based quintet ECHOES OF ETERNITY recently signed to Nuclear Blast. The band – consisting out of singer Francine Boucher, guitarists Brandon Patton and James Urias, bass player Duane Cowan and drummer Kirk Clarrison – combines the power and aggression of extreme Metal, the musicianship of Progressive Metal and the beautiful dynamics of the female voice, creating its very own sound. "Echoes Of Eternity is thrilled to partner with Nuclear Blast Records, home to some of the best metal bands ever", states an euphoric band. "We look forward to a long and mutually prosperous future with the finest metal label on the planet."

    The debut album will be released in 2007, containing the following songs: Burning With Life - Expressions Of Flesh - Voices In A Dream - Circles In Stone - Lost Beneath A Silent Sky - Gardens Of The Gods - Towers of Silence - The Kingdom Within - The Forgotten Goddess – Adrift.
  • NIGHTWISH charts

    The live DVD slips perfectly into gear as expected. Only one week after the release, the DVD already reached gold status in Germany and left superstars like Pink, Ronan Keating and Scooter behind. Even Madonna who also released a Live DVD two weeks after Nightwish had no chance! NIGHTWISH entered the german album charts at #3 and was several weeks at #1 of the DVD charts at the same time. In Austria the DVD was also a long time on #2. The live DVD of Pink, which was released the same week, only entered at #32. Last week the NIGHTWISH DVD pushed back the Pink DVD to #4 in Austria.

    For comparison only: Madonna entered the german album charts at #8. No chart entry for Madonna in Austria by the way. Scooter also released their new live DVD the same day. They had to live with #29. The new album of Ronan Keating only achieved #7.

    The NIGHTWISH chart pathway up to now: #2, #17, #22, #25
    As seen in the daily trendcharts, the NIGHTWISH will also be in the Top 30 next week: #24, #29, #26,#29, #25

    Also from Switzerland, we only have good news: #18, #31, #41, #30. This means that NIGHTWISH even climbed up again last week!
  • New DISTURBED Video - LAND OF CONFUSION

    From their latest album "Ten Thousand Fists," Reprise Records artist DISTURBED premiered the video for their rendition of a Genesis classic "Land of Confusion."

    Directed and produced by renowned comic book artist Todd McFarlane and Terry Fitzgerald (Spawn.com) "Land of Confusion" is the first music video created by the team in 100 percent High Definition (HD) from the very beginning .

    The video is viewable exclusively at music.aol.com, and is scheduled to debut on the official Disturbed web site ( www.disturbed1.com ) on Saturday, July 8.
  • BLACKMASS' new song is available for download

    The brazilian black metallers of Blackmass put a new song for download, called "Bleeding Heaven's Angels", which will be part of their next full length, to be released in 2007.

    Even being a raw unmixed mp3, it will give the fans an idea of how the next album will sound.

    The song is available for streaming and download in MySpace: www.myspace.com/blackmass

    Blackmass released their first full length, called Gloria Diaboli, worldwide through the canadian label Sinister Sounds and in Brazil through Blasphemy Productions. Recently the band was chosen as "Band of the Month" by Panzer Division, an extreme metal show of Solarfall Radio (www.solarfall.com), which will be playing Blackmass' songs every week untill the end of the month, a great chance for black metal fans to listen their blasphemous work.

    Blackmass
    www.blackmass.com.br
  • MACABRE debut DVD information

    MACABRE "TRUE TALES OF SLAUGHTER AND SLAYING"
    LIVE IN HOLLAND DVD

    IN STORES
    July 11th in North America
    July 14th in Germany
    July 17th to the rest of the world

    In celebration of this murderous band’s 20th Anniversary, comes MACABRE'S DVD Debut! Witness true stories of murder and mayhem from their “Grim Reality”, “Gloom”, “Sinister Slaughter”, “Dahmer” and “Murder Metal” releases!

    All seen via multi-camera footage which was shot on the “Murder Metal” crime scene in Dordrecht, Holland.

    Track Listing:

    Zodiac, Jack the Ripper, Serial Killer, The Wustenfeld Man Eater, Dog Guts, Fritz Haarman der Metzger, Coming to Chicago, The Vampire of Dusseldorf, Acid Bath Vampire, Ed Gein, Dr. Holmes, Fatal Foot Fetish & The Diary of Torture

    Bonus tracks:

    Scrub A Dub Dub, Mary Bell, The Hitchhiker, Albert Was Worse Than Any Fish In The Sea
    + Behind the scenes & out and about with Corporate Death and Dennis The Menace
    + songs from Biebob, Vosselaar on the Dahmer tour Dog Guts, Hitchhiker, Mary Bell, Drill Bit Lobotomy

    Limited edition DVD comes complete in a metal box!
    Recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound!

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August 23rd, 2006
  • NEGATIVE REACTION... "like a starving fetus, the appetite must be fed"

    Long Island, New York, 1990, long before doom metal or sludge fell into the accepted pop circles, Negative Reaction began churning out dire, tuned-down Sabbathian hymns before most. Built from the ashes of such legendary hardcore acts as Deteriorot and LOMF, Ken E. Bones and company used their love of East Coast angst and fused it seamlessly into their original doom masterpieces. Long compared to Saint Vitus and Cathedral for their true approach to doom metal, Negative Reaction have developed their own style and sound that tends to separate them from the herd. It's the bands belief that too many musical styles have been merging together to create a more convoluted music industry. Too many untalented bands trying to grasp at the proverbial holy grail and destroying pure music in the process. That is exactly why Negative Reaction have been honing their specific craft and maturing without selling out.

    Releasing various split vinyl collaborations and compilations over the years, Negative Reaction have seen them come and go. The true test of any band is being able to roll with the changes without sacrificing the true goals of the band. From their debut release back in 1993 entitled Poisoned Friendship all the way through to their most recent effort, a split with the legendary Ramesses, Negative Reaction are poised to move up the food chain and take their rightly place among the creme de la creme of doom artists.

    The Mighty Negative Reaction are;
    Ken E. Bones - Guitar & Vox
    John Old Mac - Drums
    OD - Bass

    upcoming shows
    Aug 25 - VA TBA
    Aug 26 - DC TBA

    www.negativereaction.info
    www.thisdarkreign.com
  • PRIMITIVE GRAVEN IMAGE Signs with Open Grave Records

    Open Grave Records is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Open Grave Records Family, Primitive Graven Image.

    Hailing from England, across the sea from the Norwegian heartland, Primitive Graven Image bring the true black metal feeling into 2006. With booming drums, icy guitars, hellish vocals and brooding dark atmospherics, this music is made for black metal fans, by black metal fans.

    Brothers, Dokkalfur and Ljosalfur are the heart and soul of the band. Having both grown up listening to all kinds of metal they have one collective mind when it comes to the realms of music. Primitive Graven Image serves as an outlet for the Black Metal feeling within them. And to them, that IS Black Metal. A feeling. Nothing more, Nothing less.

    The band its self is relatively new, and have already been signed to Open Grave Records, with their first full length album set to come out in early 2007! In the mean time, Primitive Graven Image is ready to unleash its first collection of recordings to the world! This piece entitled Hellish Figurines, combining primitive, thrashing black metal with ambient and atmospheric passages, sums up the band perfectly and is available online for free by visiting www.pgimetal.com & www.opengraverecords.com.
  • DEICIDE COMPLETE 'HOMAGE FOR SATAN' VIDEO SHOOT

    Satan's favourite sons Deicide spent 12 hours locked up in baking Floridian conditions last weekend while they filmed the video for the skin-flaying new track `Homage For Satan'. In temperatures reaching almost 100 Fahrenheit, the band ripped through the track again and again with a level of energy and enthusiasm that would destroy many less committed bands, drummer Steve Asheim in particular pulling of the almost inhuman feat of playing for 12 hours straight in broiling conditions without dropping a beat.

    Never one to be outdone, Glen Benton then upped the stakes considerably by donning the now legendary God deflecting armour, last seen at the Roadrunner All Stars show, and performing the latter part of the video shoot effectively wearing a second skin. Add to that some blistering guitar work from Jack Owen and Ralph Santolla and the climactic scene of the video where Glen is seen spewing forth bile and you just know that this might just be one of the most intense videos of 2006. Directorial duties on `Homage For Satan' are handled by Detroit based crew Scrambled Visual, who will be filming some additional Christ-baiting material back in Detroit this weekend.

    Expect `Homage For Satan' to be hitting your TV screens later this month, if you can't wait that long, head on over to iTunes where you can currently download an exclusive early mix of `Homage For Satan' as part of `The Stench Of Redemption 666 EP'. The album `The Stench Of Redemption' will be in stores August 21st (UK/ Europe) August 22nd (USA).
  • CRESCENT SHIELD sign with CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC

    CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC proudly announces to have reach an agreement with California’s traditional melodic metal band CRESCENT SHIELD for the release of their first full-length album, “The Last Of My Kind”.

    CRESCENT SHIELD is the project of ex-ONWARD singer Michael Grant and ex-DESTINY’S END guitarist Dan DeLucie. The line-up is completed with drummer Craig Anderson (ex-Ignite/Engine) and bassist Melanie Sisneros (ex-New Eden/The Iron Maidens/Sinergy), two veterans of the Los Angeles music scene.

    “The Last Of My Kind” will be released in late October 2006.
  • CELTIC FROST Announce North American Support Acts

    Swiss avant-garde metal pioneers Celtic Frost are proud to announce the addition of renowned Norwegian black metal bands 1349 and Sahg for the group’s fall 2006 North American tour. The bands will support Frost from September 12 (Springfield, Virginia) to October 2, 2006 (Portland, Oregon). Norway’s cult black metal band 1349 features Satyricon drummer Frost, and doom supergroup Sahg features notable Norwegian black metal stars Manngard, 2005 Norwegian Grammy award winner Audrey Horne and former Gorgoroth members King and Kvitrafn. These will be the first North American shows for both bands.

    Goatwhore will support the band from October 3 (San Francisco, California) to the end of the tour November 11, 2006 (Johnson City, New York). Additionally, American drone/doom stars Sunn O))) will join the tour for the Pacific Coast dates from October 3 (San Francisco, California) to October 9 (Las Vegas, Nevada). The North American tour runs for eight weeks. A complete list of dates, and additional artist information can be found here.

    Monotheist, Celtic Frost’s 2006 release, and first release in 15 years, has garnered widespread press acclaim. Called “brilliantly savage” by Spin Magazine, the album received “5/5” from AP, and “10/10” from Outburn. Additionally, the album was featured in Rolling Stone wherein Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters fame called the album “the heaviest, gloomiest, darkest, scariest metal album you’re gonna hear for a long time.”
  • THE OCEAN New vocalist

    Due to a number of reasons we are going to part ways with our main vocalist Meta in the long run. Meta will still be performing the upcoming shows with us.

    We're looking for a dedicated new singer with a powerful screaming voice and a good range of vocal styles. Further prerequisites are rhythmical precision, experience, articulation, a powerful and intimidating live-presence, unbridled passion for extreme music and the willingness to, and time for (!), extended worldwide touring.

    If you or someone you know is interested in trying out, and if you know our songs and albums, write to [email protected], subject: "vocals", and tell us about you and why you think you are the right man for us. We will reply to serious and promising enquiries only!

    THE OCEAN
    www.theoceancollective.com
  • ICED EARTH: New Guitarist Found?

    Allentown, Pennsylvania's 91.7 FM WMUH radio station has apparently announced that Ernie Carletti, formerly of SLIK HELVETIKA, has been added as the second guitarist for ICED EARTH. He was allegedly auditioned just over a week ago by ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and was accepted as a member. At press time, there has been no official confirmation from the band or their management regarding Carletti's addition to the group.

    According to Carletti's official bio on ErnieCarletti.com, Ernie is "a master guitarist who not only performs live, but is a renowned instructor residing in Maryland, USA and instructing in diverse performance styles including classical, rock, jazz and metal.

    "Mastering his craft beyond 18 years and teaching in excess of 15, Ernie's skills are currently in demand by more than 100 students weekly in the Elkton, MD and Wilmington, DE areas. In addition to personal student sessions, Ernie offers email; video and member download instruction to students world-wide via ErnieCarletti.com.

    "In 2005, Ernie struck a deal with famed guitar luthier Bernie Rico Jr. to produce and market two Carletti signature guitar models, the 'Dr. Jekyll', and the 'Mr. Hyde'. In February of 2006, Ernie was personally invited by Rico Jr. to appear as a featured artist in Rico Jr.'s booth at NAMM, the annual international music conference held in Anaheim, CA. Here Ernie had the distinct pleasure of jamming with legendary guitar God Larry Coryell - dubbed as the 'Godfather of fusion' - who has recorded more than 70 albums in 35 plus years of being a true Renaissance musician."

    Schaffer is currently working on a concept album based on the "Something Wicked This Way Comes" story that first appeared on ICED EARTH's 1998 album of the same name. A 2007 release is expected.

    ICED EARTH's last release was the "Gettysburg (1863)" DVD, which came out in June 2005. The main program, a CGI-rendered video presentation of the epic "Gettysburg" trilogy from 2004's acclaimed album "The Glorious Burden", drew praise from fans and media alike. The DVD was also reportedly being used as a teaching tool in several high schools across the country.

August 22nd, 2006
  • Surviving DISSECTION Members Comment On JON NÖDTVEIDT's Death

    As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported earlier today, the surviving members of DISSECTION have now officially confirmed the death of the band's mainman, Jon Nödtveidt. The group's statement on the matter reads as follows:

    "As rumours have started to spread we feel obliged to confirm Jon Nödtveidt's death.

    "Jon Nödtveidt was a man who lived his life according to his convictions and True Will. A couple of days ago he chose to end his life by his own hands. As a true Satanist he led his life in the way he wanted and ended it when he felt that he had fulfilled his self-created destiny. Not everyone will have understanding or acceptance for his personal path in this life and beyond, but all must respect his choice.

    "Those of us who have met him in his last days can assure that he was more focussed, happier and stronger than ever. It is our full conviction that he left this world of lies with a scornful laughter, knowing that he had fulfilled everything that he had set up for himself to accomplish. The empty space that he leaves behind will be filled with the dark essence that he manifested through his life and black-magical work. His legacy and Luciferian Fire will live on through those few who truly knew him and appreciated his work for what it really was and still is. As our brother's goal in life and death never was to 'Rest in Peace', we will instead wish him victories in all battles to come, until the Acosmic Destiny has been fulfilled.

    "For the glory of the Dark Gods and the Wrathful Chaos! 218"

    Blabbermouth.net
  • SOULFLY ON U.S. TOUR - DARK AGES 2006
     
    CAVALERA BROTHERS REUNITE
     
    HOLLYWOOD (August 21, 2006) - What all Sepultura fans have hoped and waited for finally happened on August 17th 2006 in Tempe Arizona. Max and Igor, the Cavalera brothers, finally reunited.  Soulfly played a show in memory of Dana Wells (D-Low), the stepson of Max and son of Gloria Cavalera, whose death changed the life of the family forever. However, this night brought back the force of friendship and family when Igor Cavalera, Max’s brother steps on stage almost in secret. He joins the band in the drum jam and in continuation he takes a seat behind the drums. With the first sounds of “Attitude” the crowd realized who was keeping time behind Max and the band. The crowd went wild. This amazingly phenomenal show will go down in every heavy metal encyclopedia as the historic moment when brothers Cavalera joined forces again.
     
    This long-awaited moment comes on the heels of Soulfly’s return to the U.S. from a remarkable European tour. Playing to sold-out crowds, Soulfly now prepares to destroy the U.S. on their DARK AGES 2006 Tour. The band will be joined by Wicked Wisdom**, Full Blown Chaos, Scars of Tomorrow, and Incite (Gloria and Max's son's band). 
     
    SOULFLY TOUR DATES – MORE TO COME
     
    9/18    San Diego, CA                         The House of Blues   
    9/19    Anaheim, CA                          The House of Blues
    9/20    Las Vegas, NV                         The House of Blues
    9/21    Salt Lake City, UT                  Club Vegas
    9/22    Colorado Springs, CO              The Black Sheep
    9/23    Topeka, KS                              The Static Bar
    9/24    St. Paul, MN                            Station 4
    9/25    Mokena, IL                              The Pearl Room
    9/26    Flint, MI                                  The Machine Shop
    10/1    Winston-Salem, NC                Ziggy’s
    10/2    Charlotte, NC                          Amos’ South End
    10/3    Tallahassee, FL                      The Beta Bar
    10/4    St. Petersburg, FL                   State Theatre
    10/5    Ft. Lauderdale, FL                   The Culture Room

    **Wicked Wisdom is on the tour until the end of September - then Scars of Tomorrow will play the remainder of the tour. Full Blown Chaos and Incite will be on the entire tour. 
  • THE HAUNTED Complete New Album; Post Studio and Video Report
     
    Swedish thrash titans THE HAUNTED have just completed the recording process for the highly anticipated follow-up to 2004's critically acclaimed rEVOLVEr album. The new effort was recorded in Denmark at Antfarm Studios with renowned producer Tue Madsen (Himsa, Kataklysm) and it looks to be their most accomplished work to date. The group spent months working on the new material pushing themselves to create something unique that combines certain elements of their previous efforts, while ultimately forging ahead in new, unexplored directions. An announcement in regards to the title of the new album and its release date will follow over the next few weeks.
     
    Peter Dolving (vocals) checks in with the following post studio report: "Oh, the power of the internet and wireless computers. I'm currently sitting on the john writing this report thinking about all you good folks out there, while my kids are watching cartoons in the living room. We just finished a new album and I gotta say, I'm proud as fuck. It's bigger, better, madder and thicker. Hell, that's the weird part with the album business - how the hell to describe what you've just done. Anyway, it rocks. Big time. Really. Per (drums) told me at rehearsals a couple of days ago, "If I died tomorrow I couldn't be more satisfied so if people don't like it, fuck them." I couldn't agree more. We started writing around Ozzfest last year, bouncing around ideas, recording anything that came to mind without the old "more or less metal"-filter, and pretty much knew that we were sick of the whole 900 bpm-chugga-chugga-AAARRRGGGGH-PUKE-end. We wanted to do something we'd just touched upon with our previous four albums. This album is simply more diverse, dynamic and HEAVY AS FUCK. Bands like Trouble, Autopsy, Ganx, Masters Of The Universe, King Crimson and early Metallica have all really had a great influence on us as a band, and I think this album really draws a lot in color from those artists.
     
    "We just completed the recording process and are now putting the artwork together with Manne Andreasson, a bearded wierdo and dear friend or ours. Working with Tue Madsen's been great. The dude is down-to-earth man, and working with someone who's got his shit together like that is a joy. Anders spent six weeks in Denmark getting guitars down while working with Per and Jonas and then helping me out while I was doing vocals. Before we started recording, he was telling us he didn't want to do ANY solos on this record, but in the end we got him to do four really cool pieces. I think we've managed to find an immense sound: the drums are clearer, heavier and less processed, and we've even got acoustic guitars, congas, strings and loads of weird noise manipulations going on. As far as the vocals go, I honestly didn't know I could even sing some of the stuff. I was nervous as fuck when I got down to Tue's studio, and felt like a complete rookie: "Shit, how the hell am I going to live up to this." Turns out all I had to do was keep running my miles and warm up like when we're on tour. You can look forward to an album we're proud as fuck of, and we're looking forward to seeing you all again as soon as we head out for tour. It'll be ugly as ever, I'm sure. Stay sick.
     
    Click below to check out the band's latest video from the studio.

    CLICK HERE
     
     
    www.the-haunted.com 

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  • TERRORIZER: Announce release date for new album Darker Days Ahead
     
    Legendary, pioneers, Los Angeles' TERRORIZER belong among those few bands that have truly shaped the face of Grindcore and Death Metal. Now, the day has finally come to turn rumors into an unstoppable reality! Darker Days Ahead, the band's highly anticipated second album, will be released August 22nd, 2006 via Century Media Records.
     
    With an aggression and ferocity until then unheard the band took the scene by storm with the 1989 release of their highly acclaimed and genre-defining debut album, World Downfall (Earache Records). The album installed the band as a cult institution, despite their prompt disbanding, and the musicians went on to concentrate on their future main bands: Pete Sandoval (drums) with Morbid Angel and Jesse Pintado (guitars) with Napalm Death.
     
    With World Downfall TERRORIZER created the Reign In Blood of Grindcore inspiring a generation of bands, their popularity never waning through these intervening years. The massive amount of available bootleg recordings and band merchandise, as well as rumors of a follow-up album, kept the TERRORIZER name alive. 
     
    The eleven new tracks, as well as a new version of the band's classic "Dead Shall Rise now entitled "Dead Shall Rise V.06, were recorded at Juan "Punchy Gonzalez" DOW Studios (Morbid Angel, Christian Death) resulting in a more mature, sinister piece of Death/Grind, fuelled with contempt and a harsh outlook on the status of our present and future world. Darker Days Ahead is trademarked by Jesse Pintado's and Tony Norman's (Morbid Angel, ex-Monstrosity) unmistakably feral sounding guitar tone and Pete Sandoval's skin-flaying blast beats. Joined by vocalist  Anthony Rezhawk (Resistant Culture), who renders an outstanding performance, TERRORIZER unleash a brutal tempest predicting the darkest of days. 
     
    www.terrorizer.us

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  • WOLF: IN-STUDIO PHOTOS POSTED

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    The fourth WOLF album will be called THE BLACK FLAME. The recording is well on the way in Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and will be wrapped up by the end off June. The album will be released this fall via Century Media Records in Europe and Prosthetic Records in the US.

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  • MOONLIGHT working on follow up to 2005's DownWords

    After a good response of their last album DownWords (2005) Moonlight is working on it's follow up&. They are currently writing new material and plan to enter Fonoplastykon studio in early August. They will work again with producer Marcin Bors. As for the other news Moonlight had also a small change in line-up. After 9 years of working together, Maciek (drums) decided to part with Moonlight due to lack of time for the full time commitment. Luckily, they quickly find a replacement and new session will start with new drummer Krzysztof Medrala (known from his work with Body Mind Relation). New, yet untitled album will be their jubilee, 10th release!
     
    Current line-up:
     
    Maja Konarska - vocal
    Andrzej Kutys - guitar
    Michal Podciechowski - bass guitar
    Kuba Maciejewski - keyboards
    Krzysztof Medrala - drums
     
    Official website:
    http://www.moonlight-band.art.pl/index_en.php

    [source: Blabbermouth.net]

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  • CANDLEMASS: Post-MESSIAH Albums To Be Re-Released With Bonus Tracks
     
    GMR Music has announced plans to re-release the CANDLEMASS albums
    "Chapter VI" (1992) and "Dactylis Glomerata" (19) as double remastered discs.

    "Chapter VI" will include the "Sjunger Sigge Furst" EP as bonus tracks plus a live DVD disc and "Dactylis Glomerata" will contain an entire previously unreleased album. Each reissue will be sold for the price of a normal full-length CD. An early fall release is expected.

    As previously reported, CANDLEMASS have uploaded several photos from their recent recording sessions at Stockholm's Polar Studios. Check them out at Candlemass.se.

    CANDLEMASS frontman Messiah Marcolin contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET on April 28, 2006 to reveal that he has parted ways with the group and that it's 100 percent definite that he will not return. "We could not agree on how to do the new album," he said, but would not further elaborate on his sudden exit.

    In a subsequent posting on CANDLEMASS' web site (dated April 30), the band wrote, "Messiah's got a severe pre-recording psychosis at the moment, so folks, please calm down. The band is confident that he will sing on the [upcoming] album as planned." The as-yet-untitled CD - a concept album about the road to ruin in the modern society - will feature nine or ten tracks and is being self-produced.

    CANDLEMASS recorded four new songs with the help of producer Andy Sneap (NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY, MACHINE HEAD) in late February at the Polar studios. At the time, the group's bassist/songwriter Leif Edling said of the material, "The songs are pretty much in the same vein as the stuff on the [self-titled 2005] reunion album, maybe a bit darker."

    CANDLEMASS won a Swedish "Grammy" award in February in the "Best Hard Rock" category, beating out the likes of HAMMERFALL, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, MESHUGGAH and OPETH. The Swedish doom legends were honored for the "Candlemass" opus, which is available on Nuclear Blast Records. Five back-catalog items from the band -"Epicus Doomicus Metallicus", "Ancient Dreams", "Doomed for Live", "Nightfall", and "Essential Doom" were issued in the U.S. via Candlelight in February.

    [source: Blabbermouth.net]

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  • CARNAL GRIEF To Release Second Album In September

    Swedish melodic death metallers CARNAL GRIEF have inked a deal with GMR Music for the release of their second album, "Nine Shades of Pain". The follow-up to 2004's "Out of Crippled Seeds" was recorded at Studio Elastic in late 2005 and contains ten tracks.

    "Nine Shades of Pain" track listing:

    01. Information Feed
    02. Epitaph
    03. Catatonic
    04. Elsewhere
    05. The Perpetual Grey
    06. Chronolies
    07. Tin Winged Angel
    08. A passion for Hate
    09. Crown of Might
    10. Charts of Temporal Diversity

    "Nine Shades of Pain" is scheduled for release on September 11.

    For more information, visit www.carnalgrief.com.

    [source: Blabbermouth.net]

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  • WOLF announce Thomas Holm as artist for new record

    Sweden's traditional metallers WOLF have announced that Thomas Holm (Mercyful Fate, King Diamond) will handle artwork duties for the band's fourth album, 'The Black Flame.' Holm was previously responsible for WOLF's second album, "Black Wings" as well.
     
    Once again WOLF is teaming up with the best of the best when it comes to creepy heavy metal artwork - Thomas Holm, the band has posted on its website (http://www.wolf.nu). You can all expect a cover that matches the eerie sound of the new album 100 %. No swords and dragons and shit. Just pure metal terror.
     
    Currently tracking with Fredrik Nordstr?m at his recording studio, Studio Fredman, to record tracks for the new album, the band has revealed a few song titles already, including "Black Magic," "I will Kill Again," "Silverbuilt Eater," and "The Bite." The new record is currently slated for a North American release through Prosthetic this fall.

    http://www.wolf.nu
    http://www.prostheticrecords.com

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  • GREEN CARNATION: 'The Acoustic Verses' Released In South America With Bonus Track 
     
    Sublife Productions has announced that the latest studio CD from GREEN CARNATION, "The Acoustic Verses", has been released in South America through Hellion Records (Brazil). The Hellion version of the album features the JON ENGLISH cover song "Six Ribbons", which is only available to Russian and South American fans.

    "Six Ribbons" was originally featured on the limited and now sold-out EP, "The Burden is Mine Alone", which was released late 2005 through Sublife Productions and Profound Lore in North America. The EP release celebrated GREEN CARNATION's 15th anniversary as well as the formation of Sublife Productions, now the home of such artists as GREEN CARNATION, HARM, THE ALLSEEING I and HATEPULSE.

    GREEN CARNATION recently completed their first-ever five-week tour of North America in support of "The Acoustic Verses".  

    [source: Blabbermouth.net]

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  • MOONSPELL, KATATONIA, DAYLIGHT DIES: More Tour Dates Announced
     
    Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL are preparing to embark on their first North Amercan headlining tour in five years. Supporting MOONSPELL on the appropriately labeled "Nocturnal Mourning" tour are KATATONIA and DAYLIGHT DIES.

    This is the first American tour for MOONSPELL in support of "Memorial", the band's latest release. This time around fans can expect "better and bigger production," stated vocalist Fernando Ribeiro. "We are finally bringing our light team with us. We will have the full strength of 'Memorial', the theatrics... the passion... it will all be there."

    The "Nocturnal Mourning" tour is scheduled to kick off October 20 at The Loft in Poughkeepsie, New York. Dates and venues are subject to change.

    Nocturnal Mourning Tour w/ MOONSPELL, KATATONIA, DAYLIGHT DIES:

    Oct. 20 - The Loft - Poughkeepsie, NY
    Oct. 21 - Mark's Showplace - Bedford, NH
    Oct. 22 - B.B. King's Blues Club - New York, NY
    Oct. 23 - Le Medley - Montreal, QC
    Oct. 24 - L'Imperial - Quebec City, QC
    Oct. 25 - Opera House - Toronto, ON
    Oct. 26 - Peabody's Down Under - Cleveland, OH
    Oct. 27 - I-Rock - Detroit, MI
    Oct. 28 - Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
    Oct. 29 - Star Central - Columbia Heights, MN
    Oct. 31 - Iliff Park Saloon - Aurora, CO
    Nov. 02 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
    Nov. 03 - Rock N Roll Pizza - Portland, OR (w/ AGALLOCH)
    Nov. 04 - The Pound SF @ Pier 96 - San Francisco, CA
    Nov. 05 - Whiskey a Go Go - Los Angeles, CA
    Nov. 06 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
    Nov. 09 - The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
    Nov. 10 - The Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM
    Nov. 11 - White Rabbit, San Antonio, TX
    Nov. 12 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
    Nov. 13 - Ridglea Theater - Ft. Worth, TX
    Nov. 15 - State Theater - St. Petersburg, FL
    Nov. 17 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
    Nov. 18 - Saratoga Winners - Latham, NY
    Nov. 19 - Webster Theatre/Underground - Hartford,CT

    [source: Blabbermouth.net]

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  • SATYRICON: Video Interview With Drummer FROST Posted Online  

    A six-minute video interview with SATYRICON drummer Frost, conducted on Friday, June 23 prior to the band's appearance at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium, has been posted online at YouTube.com.

    As previously reported, SATYRICON will reissue their 1999 album, "Rebel Extravaganza", on July 25. The record will be remixed and feature three bonus tracks: "Nemesis Divina (Clean Version Mix)" and "Blessed From Below (Melancholy Oppression Longing)", as well as a cover of SARCOFAGO's "I.N.R.I."

    Sony Music in Norway has revealed that "The Pentagram Burns" will be launched this summer as the second SATYRICON single taken from the band's latest album, "Now, Diabolical".

    "Now, Diabolical" debuted at No. 2 on the national Norwegian chart and also charted in Sweden and Finland. The album sold around 1,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release - around one-tenth of the total number of units (15,000) shifted by the band's last effort, "Volcano", which came out in the U.S. in 2004.

    "Volcano" - which received the Norwegian Grammy for "Best Metal Album", the Alarm Award for "Song Of The Year" (for track "Fuel For Hatred") plus "Metal Album Of The Year", and also the Oslo Award for "Best Overall Album" & entered the Norwegian national album chart at No. 4.

    [source: Blabbermouth.net]

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  • King leaves GORGOROTH

    King has recently had problems fronting some of the ideological aspects of his band Gorgoroths agenda. As a result, it has now been mutually agreed upon that henceforth he is no longer a member of the band Gorgoroth.

    www.gorgoroth.org

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  • Canadian Black Metal Arsonists Receive Jail Time
     
    Dean Pritchard of The Winnipeg Sun has issued the following report:

    A fire that razed the 105-year-old Minnedosa United Church last winter was a hate crime sparked by a hatred of Christianity and a love of black metal music, a court heard yesterday (June 27).

    Kelsey Ray Taylor, Deanna Lynn Mathews and Mark Wishart (photo) shared an "ideology of desecration" that destroyed a community landmark and rocked the faith of local church members, Crown attorney Jim Ross said at the trio's sentencing hearing.

    "They share an ideology that people of faith are the enemy," Ross said. "They targeted a church for destruction because it's a symbol."

    All three pleaded guilty to arson earlier this year.

    The Minnedosa fire had clear links to a worldwide arson movement inspired by a Norwegian black metal musician, Ross told court.

    The church was set ablaze on the birthday of Varg Vikernes, a black metal musician now serving time in prison in Norway for murdering a bandmate and burning several churches.

    Vikernes has inspired dozens of copycat church burnings around the world, a list that now includes the Minnedosa United Church, Ross said.

    The night of the fire, Taylor, 21, and Mathews, 19, a California native and Taylor's girlfriend of two weeks, visited Wishart, 20, in Minnedosa. After drinking awhile in a cemetery, Wishart suggested they burn down the church, Ross said. Taylor, reluctant to lose face, agreed, and the trio drove to Wishart's grandmother's home where they picked up a can of gasoline.

    Read the entire article at WinnipegSun.com.

    [source: Blabbermouth.net]

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  • CARPATHIAN FOREST Enter Norwegian Chart At No. 25  
     
    Norwegian black metallers CARPATHIAN FOREST have entered the national album chart in their home country at position No. 25 with their latest effort, "Fuck You All!!!!". The CD, which was issued in Europe on June 19 via Season of Mist, received a U.S. release this past Tuesday (June 27). The album is available in a limited "metalpak" edition and regular jewel case.

    CARPATHIAN FOREST recently completed a European headlining tour, with KEEP OF KALESSIN, HATE and BLOODTHORN in the support slots. The band is scheduled to headline the Kaltenbach Open Air festival in Austria on July 14.

    CARPATHIAN FOREST have announced that they will take a break for the remainder of 2006 (following the Kaltenbach show) and will prepare for a "touring marathon" in early 2007.

    [source: Blabbermouth.net]

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  • HEAVEN SHALL BURN, CATARACT, MAROON, GOD FORBID FULL BLOWN CHAOS, PURIFIED IN BLOOD and ANOTHER PERFECT MURDER will be teaming up for The Hell On Earth Tour 2006 beginning in mid-September.

    The dates are as follows:

    Sep. 15 - Haarlem - Patronat (Netherlands)
    Sep. 16 - London - Mean Fiddler (U.K.)
    Sep. 17 - Bournemouth - Opera House (U.K.)
    Sep. 18 - Manchester - Rockworld (U.K.)
    Sep. 20 - Milton Keynes - Pitts (U.K.)
    Sep. 21 - Trier - Es Haus (Germany)
    Sep. 23 - Berlin - SO 36 (Germany)
    Sep. 24 - Frankfurt - Batschkapp (Germany)
    Sep. 25 - Salzburg - Rockhaus (Austria)
    Sep. 26 - Pnarella Di Cervia - Rockplanet Club (Italy)
    Sep. 27 - Solotuhrn - Kofmehl (CH)
    Sep. 28 - Stuttgart - TBC (Germany)
    Oct. 01 - Hasselt - Music O Drom (Belgium)
    Oct. 02 - Dresden - Reithalle (Germany)
    Oct. 04 - Hamburg - Markthalle (Germany)
    Oct. 05 - Hannover - TBC (D)
    Oct. 06 - Aalborg - Studebterhus (Denmark)
    Oct. 07 - Essen - Fun Box Amilie (Germany)

    NOTE:HEAVEN SHALL BURN will not be on the bill for the U.K. portion of the tour.

    [source: Blabbermouth.net]

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  • Ex-CELTIC FROST Guitarist RON MARKS Working On Book About His Life As A Musician

    Former CELTIC FROST and current SUBSONIC guitarist has posted the following message on his web site:

    "I'm pleased to announce that SUBSONIC has secured an agreement with Dragon Eye Promotions from the U.K. We're currently assembling a comprehensive plan to reach a broader fan base for SUBSONIC's third release and to pursue industry avenues which reach beyond the band. I've expressed interest in brokering existing material and/or composing new material for movie soundtracks and TV. There's also a substantial number of demoed tracks which may not fit the SUBSONIC sound but can be made available to various artists/production companies in need of material.

    "I've been working on a book about my life as a musician, entitled 'Don't Miss One', which is in need of a publisher as well. Dragon Eye has agreed to commit their talents toward these endeavors and we're feeling very positive about the future here in the SUBSONIC camp."

    [source: Blabbermouth.net]

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  • Motorhead to Release Kiss of Death through Sanctuary Records on August 29th, 2006

    After the successful release of Inferno in 2004, and worldwide tours with the likes of Iron Maiden, Dio and Corrosion of Conformity, Motorhead is prepared to return to the metal fold with Kiss of Death. Coming out August 29th on Sanctuary Records, Kiss of Death does not disappoint.

    For three decades Motorhead has maintained an impressive relevance and profile that has won recognition and respect from peers and influences alike: artists as varied as Metallica, Rancid, Trivium and the Ramones have sung the praises of Lemmy Kilmister and crew. Kiss of Death promises to continue the Mot?rhead legacy of fast, hard and incredibly loud music.

    Kiss of Death was produced by Cameron Webb, who also worked with the group on their last effort. A new Motorhead track, entitled Kingdom of the Worm, received its world premiere on May 19th during Lemmy's appearance on the "Jonesy's Jukebox" radio show on Indie 103.1 FM.

    Not content to be thought of as the singer for one of the world's top metal bands, Lemmy is also featured in the June 2006 issue of Maxim magazine as one of the top 10 Living Legends of Sex alongside Jack Nicholson, Julio Iglesias, Gene Simmons, Charlie Sheen and Magic Johnson, among others.

    Kiss of Death track listing:

    Sucker
    One Night Stand
    Devil I Know
    Trigger
    Under The Gun
    God Was Never On Your Side
    Living In The Past
    Christine
    Sword of Glory
    Be My Baby
    Kingdom of the Worm
     Going Down
    R.A.M.O.N.E.S.

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  • SUFFOCATION Drummer: New Album Will Silence All Doubters

    Legendary New York death metallers SUFFOCATION recently completed work on their self-titled new album at Full Force Studios in Long Island, NY. Drummer Mike Smith commented on the recording process: "We have the ability to work in our timeframe and comfort zone where the best results will always occur. We are completely confident in the turnout of this new release. This album will silence any who may still attempt to doubt the abilities and intentions of SUFFOCATION. We never feared our abilities; what we fear is the ability of the industry to finally take the scene to the level it should be, in the forefront of all that is extreme. The kids are starving for music made from the heart. We are also looking forward to the upcoming tours that will be scheduled to support it."

    Suffocation is scheduled for a September 2006 release via Relapse Records. The CD will feature artwork from acclaimed tattoo artist JonZig from Skingraver Tattoo Studio in Austin, TX. U.S. tour with FEAR FACTORY, HYPOCRISY and DECAPITATED will follow in the fall. Exact cities and dates can be found at Suffocation.us.

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  • OPEN GRAVE RECORDS RELEASE DOWNLORD DEMOs

    Open Grave Records and Downlord are pleased to announce the release of Downlord's two demo sessions as a limited edition (666 Copies) EP to be released on August 15th 2006.

    DOWNLORD consists of members: Dave Ingram (ex-Benediction & Bolt Thrower) on vocals, Donovan Spenceley (ex-Sacrificial & Excessive Payback) on guitar, Rene Falther (ex-Excessive Payback & Iniquity) on guitar, Thomas Fagerlind (ex-Iniquity, Daemon) on bass, and are utilizing the talents of original drummer Rasmus Schmidt, whom recently stepped in to play with the band during their first live shows in Denmark & Sweden, supporting Bolt Thrower.

    The track listing will be:

    1. Loathe. Scorn. Detest.
    2. Groin of God +++ Amen & Out +++
    3. Hate Brace
    4. Full Scale Hatred (Previously Unreleased)
    5. Old World Chaos
    6. Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead (Previously Unreleased)
    7. Nail You in

    Downlord are continuing to work hard on their debut album tentatively titled "Random Dictionary Of The Damned", due out in late 2006 on Open Grave Records.
  • HAMMERFALL studio news

    HAMMERFALL recently entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2005's “Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken”.

    The album will be released on October 20th, through Nuclear Blast Records, with a single release on the track “Natural High” available on September, 22nd.

    Other song titles on the album include "Carved In Stone," "Titan," "Dark Wings, Dark Words," "Shadow Empire," "Rebel Inside," "Threshold, "Howlin' With The Pac," and "The Fire Burns Forever”. Guitar player and main songwriter Oscar Dronjak comments: “Our goal was to get as heavy and energetic production as we had on the previous albums, but to improve it and the performance even more. Musically, we built on the foundation of our previous work and developed the sound, and perhaps brought back some of the speed. Without losing the heaviness and the groove, of course. HammerFall is, and always will be, a Heavy Metal band."

    Everyone who will visit this years Earthshaker Festival (www.earthshaker-fest.de) will get the chance to listen to one of those new tracks live. Says Oscar: “We will do "The Fire Burns Forever", the song we recorded a video together with the Swedish athletics a couple of weeks back. As far as I know, it will be available for download during August only, so it will be in promotion for that. We're also going to bust out a few songs we haven't done in a while, just for fun.”

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  • ALL SHALL PERISH video preview online

    Oakland Death Metal band All Shall Perish have released a 30 second teaser from their upcoming video for “Eradication”. The video was shot on a massive sound stage in Ojai, Ca at the Brooks Institute by the up and coming director and skateboarding enthusiast Richie Valdez (The Red Chord, Animosity).

    The song “Eradication” comes off of the band’s new album “The Price of Existence” which will be released Aug 8th

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  • NICK MENZA MEGADETH MEMORABILIA ON EBAY

    ATTENTION MEGADETH FANS AND COLLECTORS

    Nick Menza Is Placing All Megadeth Memorabilia on EBAY

    Nick Menza is placing his personal Megadeth memorabilia on EBAY. Some of the key Items are ......Drum Heads, hard to find nostalgic tour T-Shirts, 2 really nice leather and 1 jean Jackets, Hats, Vic Rattlehead Pewter Pins, Glass Mug, Sticks, 11 X 17 Original Promotional Photograph, Tour Itineraries, crew-only issued Golf Shirts, Shorts, Shirts Nick wore (in promotional photos, a couple Drums, Back Stage Passes and Nick Menza’s famous Titanium Drum Riser.

    Everything is Autographed & Personalized by Nick and will be sent with a certificate of authenticity!

    The winning bidder for each item would be entitled the option to receive a phone call from Nick and can ask him 1 question (on anything) pertaining to Megadeth~

    Here is the link to the auction http://stores.ebay.com/Menzas-Mega-Sale
  • Death Metal Trio WARFACE Release Debut Album

    Insanity of the Obsessed on Deathquake Records August 15th

    Deathquake Records is proud to present Death Metal Trio WARFACE and their full-length debut Insanity of the Obsessed. Hailing from San Diego, CA the trio is comprised of Laura Christine (Lead guitar), Dave Smith (vocals/bass) and Scott Ellis (drums).

    Insanity of the Obsessed is a follow up to their self-titled EP Warface, which was released in 2001. Their previous release achieved them critical acclaim in the underground. Metal Maniacs Magazine praised WARFACE as “A little piece of all the major players that defined death metal is packed into one little three-piece [Warface]."

    Since the release of their EP, WARFACE has grown and developed its unique style and chemistry giving fans music that they can really sink their teeth into. When Deathquake Records came knocking, they recognized the brutal metal music this band created and signed the Death Metal trio immediately. After signing the band was sent straight to the studio to work with world-class engineer/producer Alan Sanderson (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER, ROLLING STONES, JOHNNY CASH,).

    Insanity of the Obsessed blends complex yet catchy moody-melodies with low brow pounding grooves that hook. This style of writing makes the songs memorable and sticks in the listener’s head and soul.

    One other unique dynamic of this extreme metal band is their female lead guitarist Laura Christine. The extreme metal genre has yet to see a female out front handling all rhythm and lead guitar duties single handedly as well as writing and producing. Metal Curse Magazine declared that “Warface is something that you don’t see every day: Brutal Death Metal with not only a female guitarist, but in fact a female guitar hero!"

    WARFACE is not trying to reinvent metal, but simply carry on the tradition of bringing quality metal music to the masses. Insanity of the Obsessed was written and performed to honor the great legends before them. Insanity of the Obsessed will be available in stores and the web August 15th, 2006.

    www.warface.net or www.deathquakerecords.com
  • The Lizards Release New CD - Mystery Guest Revealed!

    7/1/06 - NYC - One of the most tightly guarded secrets of 2006 in the world of rock 'n' roll has been the name of the 'mystery guest star' on the new Lizards CD. Speculation has run rampant while the lid on The Lizards 'secret recording sessions' has remained securely shut until NOW!!! Featuring drum legend Bobby Rondinelli (BOC/Rainbow/Sabbath) and vocal extraordinaire Mike DiMeo (Riot), The Lizards recently completed several successful tours of the USA and Europe, with the likes of the Vanilla Fudge, UFO, Ian Hunter, Mountain and Canned Heat, in support of their third album, last year's critically acclaimed Cold Blooded Kings.

    The Lizards new CD Against All Odds, which promises to be the bands best yet, began life in the group's private studio, aptly christened Electric Randyland, in mid-2005. Along with Rondinelli and DiMeo, The Lizard's bassist Randy Pratt and guitarist Patrick Klein painstakingly wrote and recorded 10 new songs, many of which are destined to become rock classics, as well as regulars in the band's live repertoire. Likewise, the arrangements incorporated into the music are intricate, compelling and downright rocking! - Even real horns and strings were used in the mix! "I think we're evolving," says Bobby Rondinelli, "going deeper into our roots, but also taking it to new places? I think the CD will surprise people." And surprise it will, as one of the most intriguing aspects of the new Lizards CD is the addition of an undisclosed guest rock superstar!

    Which brings us to the question that has been plaguing everyone's minds for the past year - Who is this mystery rocker?! Well the wait is finally over! And a drum-roll please?

    The mystery guest star is none-other-than than Glenn Hughes!!! - The legendary bassist/vocalist from Deep Purple/Trapese/Black Sabbath, and a rock icon in his own right. Hughes, whom The Lizards toured extensively throughout Europe, Scandinavia and Russia in 2004, lends his dynamic vocals on four tracks on Against All Odds, as well as playing bass and singing on a cut for future release. The classic rocker, who recently sang lead vocals on Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi's new CD and is currently recording a new solo album, at the time of the Lizards recordings was quoted saying, "They were the best sessions I've ever done outside my own music!"

    In recent news, The Lizards have performed a series of exciting US dates with guitar legend Uli John Roth and British classic rock heroes 10 Years After . Likewise the band is putting the finishing touches on their third live DVD, shot last year in Europe, as well as finishing a CD of hard rock covers - (both projects slated for a summer 2006 release). On a similar note, bassist Randy Pratt will appear in an upcoming issue of Bass Guitar Magazine, which will feature a full-photo spread of his unique bass collection. Pratt can also be heard blowing his harp on the soon-to-be-released Cactus CD featuring Carmine Appice and Tim Bogert. Also, Mike DiMeo has lent his powerful vocals to Riot's forthcoming album called Still Alive.

    For more info visit The Lizards official website: www.thelizardswebsite.com
    Also check out the official Glenn Hughes website: www.glennhughes.com