Old News - August 2007 - Old News
August 22nd, 2007
  • Crematorium, Infernaeon team up for summer tour

    Prosthetic Records labelmates CREMATORIUM and INFERNAEON will team up along with Sons of Azrael to provide support for Pyrexia's forthcoming headlining run. The two bands are each supporting new material - INFERNAEON's debut record, 'A Symphony of Suffering,' was released earlier this year through Prosthetic Records, while CREMATORIUM will showcase new songs from the band's forthcoming full length and will continue supporting 2005's 'The Process of Endtime,' which just got pressed as picture disc vinyl and is available for purchase here.

    "When we were offered this tour I was like a kid that just found his dad's gun," INFERNAEON vocalist Brian Werner says. "Pyrexia was one of my favorite bands for many years. As a matter of fact, their old singer, Keith DeVito, was my vocal mentor...When we went to go record 'A Symphony of Suffering,' he was my first choice as a guest musician for the song March of Death and he really made that song come alive. I remember seeing these guys like 8 years ago in at Milwaukee Metalfest in this theater, once they got done playing the first 4 rows of seats had been ripped out from the floor and there were sufficient injuries and I thought to myself Goddamn that was a fucking show. Since then I have never seen a band play with that kind of intensity so it's a fucking honor to be sharing the stage with them."

    Metal Maniacs presents Pyrexia, Crematorium, Infernaeon, Sons of Azrael
    8/17 Chicago, IL – The Note
    8/18 St Louis, MO – Creepy Crawl
    8/19 Topeka, KS – Static Bar
    8/20 Papillion, NE – The Rock
    8/21 Colorado Springs, CO – Union Station
    8/23 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
    8/24 Portland, OR – Ash Street Saloon
    8/26 Oakland, CA – Uptown Nightclub
    8/27 Sacramento, CA – On the Y
    8/28 Los Angeles, CA – The Knitting Factory
    8/29 Fresno, CA – The Exit
    8/30 Corona, CA – Showcase Theatre
    8/31 San Marcos, CA – The Jumping Turtle
    9/01 Las Vegas, NV – The Cheyenne Saloon
    9/02 Albuquerque, NM – The Compound
    9/03 Cuidad, MEX – The Cave Club
    9/04 Clovis, NM – Absolute Zero
    9/05 Austin TX – Red 7
    9/06 San Antonio, TX – Scooby’s
    9/07 Corpus Christi, TX – The Compound
    9/08 McAllen TX – The Metro
    9/09 Baton Rouge, LA – The Darkroom
    9/10 Orlando FL – The Haven
    9/11 Tallahassee, FL – The Beta Bar
    9/12 Tampa, FL – The Brass Mug
    9/13 Jacksonville, FL – Thee Imperial
    9/15 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
    9/17 Bristol, PA – Freddie’s Tavern and Grille
    9/18 Oakdale, NY – Fin’s Pub
    9/19 Brooklyn, NY - Europa Night Club
    9/20 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
    9/21 Levittown, NY – The Vintage Lounge
    9/22 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
  • BYZANTINE frontman chimes in on He-Man on Decibel's blog

    West Virginia's forward-thinking thrashers BYZANTINE are currently featured in Decibel magazine's online blog. Frontman OJ Ojeda chimes in on his take on the worst characters ever invented in the realm of He-Man and The Masters of The Universe. To check it out, head over to the Deciblog.

    BYZANTINE is currently hard at work finishing work on the band's forthcoming album, Oblivion Beckons. The follow-up to 2005's ...And They Shall Take Up Serpents, Oblivion Beckons was again recorded with producer Aaron Fischer and will feature art by longtime BYZANTINE collaborator Donnie Searls. Song listing for Oblivion Beckons (in alphabetical order):

    Absolute Horizon
    All Hail the Endtimes
    A Residual Haunting
    Deep End of Nothing
    Expansion and Collapse (Renavatio)
    Oblivion Beckons
    Pattern Recognition
    Receiving End of Murder
    The Gift of Discernment

    The band also recently released its first DVD, Salvation, which saw an April 2007 release through Prosthetic Records. Featuring a live action film, bootleg clips, extensive interviews and behind the scenes footage, the "Jeremiad" video, as well as an unreleased song - which is only available on 'Salvation,' and won't appear on 'Oblivion Beckons.' The new track, dubbed "Cradle Song," is available exclusively on iTunes here.
  • YEAR OF DESOLATION to hit the road, offering support to With Blood Comes Cleansing

    Indiana thrashers YEAR OF DESOLATION, having just returned from several months of touring, will return to the road in early August with Bloodjinn and will meet up with With Blood Comes Cleansing, Bloodlined Cailligraphy in September. Continuing to support the band's Prosthetic debut, 'Year of Desolation,' which was released earlier this year, YEAR OF DESOLATION has already toured relentlessly in support of the record, and will continue touring into the fall.

    'Year of Desolation' has been praised by critics as a welcome addition to the thrash and melodic death metal scene, after its January release. Produced by Jamie King (Through The Eyes of the Dead, Glass Casket), 'Year of Desolation' features in-depth design from renowned artist Paul Romano. Samples from the record can be heard on the YEAR OF DESOLATION MySpace site.

    (with Bloodjinn)
    8/05 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
    8/06 Eau Claire, WI – The Stones Throw
    8/07 Arlington Heights, IL – Arlington Heights Knights of Columbus Hall
    8/08 Battle Creek, MI – The Courtyard
    8/09-8/16 Canada – TBA
    8/17 Portland, ME – The Station
    8/18 Milford, NH - Sirens
    8/19 Rochester, NY – Penny Arcade
    8/20 New York, NY – Knitting Factory
    8/21 Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
    8/22 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
    8/23 Thomasville, NC – The SoundVent
    8/24 Wilmington, NC – Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
    8/25 Charleston, SC – Cumberland’s
    8/26 Jacksonville, FL – Thee Imperial
    8/27 Tampa, FL – The Brass Mug
    8/28 Fort Myers, FL – Smiling Dog Saloon
    8/29 Tallahassee, FL – The Beta Bar
    8/30 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
    8/31 Nashville, TN – The Muse
    9/01 Owensboro, KY – The Brothers Pizza
    9/02 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
    9/03 Lake Station, IL – Lake Station Eagles Club

    (with With Blood Comes Cleansing, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bloodjinn)
    9/07 Sheffield, AL – The Rave
    9/09 Jacksonville, FL – Thee Imperial
    9/10 Boca Raton, FL – The Hookah Hut
    9/11 Fort Myers, FL – Smiling Dog Saloon
    9/12 Winter Park, Fl – Island Oasis
    9/13 Baton Rouge, LA – The Darkroom
    9/14 Houston, TX – The Engine Room
    9/15 Corpus Christi, TX – The Compound
    9/16 San Antonio, TX – Scooby’s
    9/17 McAllen, TX – The Metro
    9/21 Little Rock, AR – Vino’s
    9/22 Nashville, TN - Rocketown
    9/24 St Louis, MO – Creepy Crawl
    9/25 Galesburg, IL – Billiards on Main
    9/26 Mt. Clemens, MI – The Hayloft Liquor Stand
    9/27 Columbus, OH – The High Five
    9/30 Pompton Lakes, NJ – Main Stage
    10/03 Pittsburgh, PA – The School
    10/05 Manchester, NH – American Legion Post 79
    10/06 Buffalo, NY – Xtreme Wheels Skatepark

    DETONATION and HECATE ENTHRONED are among the confirmed bands for this year's Occultfest, set to take place September 1 in Hoogeveen, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are ANOTHER MESSIAH, APOCRYPHA, BURNING HATRED, DELUZION, INHUME, MYRKVAR, MYTHLORIAN, NEXT WAST DIMENSION, ONE BULLET LEFT, PENTACLE, THE 8TH SIN and X-TINXION.

    For more information (in Dutch), visit www.occultfest.nl.

    AEA Zine
  • MESHUGGAH, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: More European Tour Dates Announced

    Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH will team up with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN for a European tour in November.

    Commented THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: "MESHUGGAH are our brothers from another mother. This tour makes so much sense. Like flies on shit or white on eggs or something. We are very excited to play on foreign shores again."


    Nov. 03 - UK - Portsmouth - Pyramid Centre
    Nov. 04 - UK - Sheffield - Corporation
    Nov. 05 - UK - Birmingham - Academy 2
    Nov. 06 - UK - Manchester - Academy 2
    Nov. 07 - UK - Glasgow - Garage
    Nov. 08 - UK - Newcastle - Academy
    Nov. 09 - UK - Bristol - Academy
    Nov. 10 - UK - London - Astoria
    Nov. 12 - NL - Eindhoven - Efenaar
    Nov. 13 - D - Essen - Zeche Carl
    Nov. 14 - D - Amsterdam - Melkweg
    Nov. 15 - D - Erfurt - Centrum
    Nov. 16 - CZ - Prague - Roxy
    Nov. 18 - D - Berlin - Kato
    Nov. 19 - D - Hamburg - Markthalle
    Nov. 21 - A - Wien - Arena
    Nov. 25 - F - Strasbourg - La Laiterie
    Nov. 27 - B - Antwerpen - Hof Ter Lo
    Nov. 29 - L - Asch-Sur-Alzette - Kulturfabrik

    AEA Zine
  • CANDLEMASS, POWERWOLF Confirmed For Germany's POWER OF DOOM Festival

    CANDLEMASS and POWERWOLF have been confirmed for the Power Of Doom Festival, set to take place September 8 at the Soundpark-Ost (formerly Rockpalast) in

    Würzburg, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


    Tickets are 17 euros in advance, 20 euros at the door.

    AEA Zine

    HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT, IGNITE, EVERGREEN TERRACE, SWORN ENEMY and DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR will team up for the Persistence Tour 2007 in November/December.

    Confirmed dates are as follows:

    Nov. 29 - Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, GER
    Dec. 01 - Fun Box Amalie - Essen, GER
    Dec. 02 - Docks - Hamburg, GER
    Dec. 03 - Werk - M€ |ünchen, GER
    Dec. 05 - O13 - Tilburg, NETH
    Dec. 06 - Forum - London, UK
    Dec. 07 - Garage - Saarbr€ |ücken, GER
    Dec. 08 - Alter Schlachthof - Dresden, GER
    Dec. 09 - Boudewijn Seapark - Brugges, BEL

    AEA Zine
  • HELLOWEEN, GAMMA RAY: More 'Hellish Rock' Tour Dates Announced

    More European dates have been announced for the much-anticipated "Hellish Rock" tour featuring HELLOWEEN and GAMMA RAY. The schedule is now shaping up as follows:

    Nov. 16 - HU Budapest - Petöfi Hall
    Nov. 17 - SER Belgrad - Hala Sportova
    Nov. 18 - BUL Sofia - Festivalna Hall
    Nov. 19 - ROM Bukarest - Agronomia Sport Hall
    Nov. 21 - TR Istanbul – [to be announced]
    Nov. 23 - GR Thesaloniki - Principal
    Nov. 24 - GR Athens - Olympic Properties Arena
    Nov. 27 - I Rome - Tendastrisce *
    Nov. 28 - I Milano - Alcatraz *
    Nov. 29 - CH Dietikon - Stadthalle *
    Dec. 01 - D Lichtenfels - Stadthalle *
    Dec. 02 - D Bremen - Aladin *
    Dec. 04 - SWE Göteborg - Liseberghallen *
    Dec. 05 - NOR Oslo - Rockefeller *
    Dec. 07 - SWE Lund - Mejeriet *
    Dec. 08 - SWE Stockholm - Arenan *
    Dec. 10 - FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone *
    Dec. 11 - FIN Helsinki - Kaapelitehdas *
    Dec. 14 - CZ Plzen - Hala Lokomotiva
    Dec. 15 - CZ Zlin - Hala Novesta
    Dec. 16 - CZ Pardubice - CEZ Arena
    Dec. 18 - SK Kosice - Cassosport Sport Hall
    Dec. 19 - SK Bratislava - PKO
    Dec. 21 - D Langen - Stadthalle *
    Dec. 22 - D Kaufbeuren - All Karthalle *
    Jan. 06 - F Paris - Elysee Montmatre *
    Jan. 07 - NL Tilburg - 013 *
    Jan. 08 - UK London - The Forum *
    Jan. 10 - B Antwerp - Hof ter Lo *
    Jan. 11 - D Tuttlingen - Alte Festhalle *
    Jan. 12 - D Karlsruhe - Europahalle * / Knock Out Festival
    Jan. 13 - D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle *

    * With special guest AXXIS

    Apart from very few festival appearances, this will be the first time ever HELLOWEEN and GAMMA RAY have toured together. In addition, it is extremely likely that Kai Hansen — GAMMA RAY leader and ex-HELLOWEEN member — will join his former bandmates for a jam on classic HELLOWEEN numbers.

    Commented HELLOWEEN guitarist Michael Weikath: "This is going to be a historical event for all HELLOWEEN fans. We are looking forward to have Kai and his band on our tour with us."

    Plans also exist to take this powerful package to the territories of Southeast Asia, as well as North and South America.

    HELLOWEEN recently entered singer Andi Deris' Mi Sueno Studios in Tenerife, Spain to resume the recording sessions for its new album with longtime producer Charlie Bauerfeind (BLIND GUARDIAN, SAXON). Tentatively titled "Gambling with the Devil", HELLOWEEN's 12th studio LP is scheduled for release on Halloween (October 31).

    AEA Zine

    Obituary have finalized dates on their upcoming US tour. Support for the shows will be Alabama Thunderpussy, Full Blown Chaos and Hemlock. The tour will be in immediate support of the band's new album, Xecutioner's Return, that is set hit stores nationwide on August 28. Candlelight Records in cooperation with ITunes will release an advance single, the album track "Evil Ways," on July 31. It will be fans' first opportunity to hear the new material.

    09/11 Jaxx Nite Club - Springfield VA
    09/12 BB King Blues Club - New York NY
    09/13 Funhaus - Toronto ON
    09/15 ADC Performance Center - Southbridge MA
    09/16 Club Infinity - Williamsville NY
    09/19 Emerald Theatre - Mt. Clemens MI
    09/20 Peabody's Down Under - Cleveland OH
    09/21 The Rock - Maplewood MN
    09/22 Indianapolis Metalfest - Indianapolis IN
    09/24 Aztlan Theatre - Denver CO
    09/26 House of Blues - Anaheim CA
    09/28 Bourbon Street - Concord CA
    09/30 Knitting Factory - Los Angeles CA
    10/03 Emos - Austin TX
    10/04 Granada Theatre - Dallas TX
    10/05 Meridian - Houston TX
    10/06 The Hangar - New Orleans LA

    www.obituary.cc | www.myspace.com/obituary
    www.candlelightrecordsusa.com | www.myspace.com/candlelightrecordsusa
  • IN THIS MOMENT Video To Debut On 'Headbanger's Ball'

    The “Headbanger’s Ball” debut of IN THIS MOMENT’s striking new video for “Beautiful Tragedy” is set for this Saturday, July 14. Directed by Robert Hall, whose special effects company, Almost Human Inc, is responsible for special makeup design in the upcoming feature film “Superbad,” the video features lead singer Maria Brink falling asleep in a bathtub and slipping into a surreal nightmare where a dark, evil figure looms amidst the burnt landscapes. The video is up on the band’s MySpace page here.

    Commented guitarist Chris Howorth: “We spent a little more time on this new video. It’s got more of a storyline with the live-action element. The shoot took place in the mountains near Santa Clarita, California, where there was a recent forest fire. It was a really different vibe.”

    Currently touring as part of the much-talked about free Ozzfest 2007 with metal’s most celebrated and colorful acts, IN THIS MOMENT will play to an audience press were curious to figure out themselves. “We didn’t know what to think,” Howorth said. “It’s packed. They were so loud! If today is an indication of how the rest of the tour is going to be, it is going to be one of the best tours to date.”

    Keeping busy on the tour front, IN THIS MOMENT will play with Megadeth and The Confession on a nationwide trek soon after Ozzfest. “Being direct support for Megadeth is a dream,” Howorth says. “It’s up there with Ozzfest. They’re one of my favorite bands of all time. We’re really excited to be playing. A lot of Megadeth fans will discover us for the first time.”
    The complete tour schedule is as follows.

    Sep. 04 - Anchorage, AK @ The Egan Conv Center
    Sep. 05 - Fairbanks, AK @ The Carlson Center
    Sep. 07 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
    Sep. 08 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy
    Sep. 09 - Portland, OR @ Roseland
    Sep. 11 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
    Sep. 12 - Anaheim, CA @ Grove
    Sep. 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
    Sep. 16 - Denver, CO @ Ogden
    Sep. 18 - Sauget, IL @ Pops
    Sep. 19 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
    Sep. 21 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
    Sep. 22 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
    Sep. 23 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
    Sep. 25 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
    Sep. 26 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
    Sep. 28 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's
    Sep. 29 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino
    Sep. 30 - Washington, DC @ 930 Club
    Oct. 01 - Richmond, VA @ Toad's Place
    Oct. 03 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
    Oct. 04 - Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
    Oct. 05 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
    Oct. 06 - Norfolk, VA @ Norva

    IN THIS MOMENT's debut album, "Beautiful Tragedy", was released on March 20 via Century Media Records.

  • Swiss SYBREED ink with Listenable Records

    Non Conformists Swiss futuristic metal band, SYBREED, have signed to LISTENABLE and will release their upcoming album 'Antares' on the first week of October.

    Born out of the ashes of RAIN in 2003, main songwriter Drop decided to explore new shores of synthetic melodies and metallic violence. SYBREED's new album is undoubtably the band's strongest effort and will surprise many a listener by it's incredible songwriting maturity.

    'Antares' will also benefit from the contribution of drummer extraordinaire Dirk Verbeuren (SCARVE, SOILWORK) who gave a sadistically stunning performance on this modern mix of electronica, futuristic pop and violent metal.

    As the band describes, "Antares' is the red pulsing noise celebrating the fall from grace, the loss of hope and innocence and our own human nature confronted to Eternity."

    SYBREED have announced the following dates, more to follow
    09/15 - l'usine / Genève (Swiss)
    12/01 - Madsanta festival / Olten (Swiss) le
    12/15 - with Lyzanxia - Château Rouge/Annemasse

    A demo version of the song 'Emma Zero' to be featured on 'Antares' is available on the band's myspace. More album tracks will be posted there shortly.
  • Industrial death/black metal mongers HATE will soon enter Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland to record their new album, tentatively titled “Katharsis”.

    HATE have been working on new material for a few months now and are in the pre-production process by creating samples and backgrounds for what is now 8 finished songs! The new album, which is going to be a successor of the highly recognized “Anaclasis - A haunting gospel of malice & hatred”, is said to be the most mature and ambitious material from the band thus far, demonstrating a great step ahead in composition and arrangement.

    Some titles from the new record are as follows:
    Slaves To Their Graves
    Resurrection Machine.

    The premiere of the new record has been set for January 2008 on Listenable Records.

    After releasing “Anaclasis”, HATE have focused on promoting the record by touring Europe twice in company of Carpathian Forest and Decapitated, as well as headlining Metal Spirit Resurrection Tour Vol. 4 in Russia, and The Rebel Angels Tour 2007 in Poland.

    HATE have also taken part in important festivals such as Party San Open Air in Germany, Winter Assault in Czech Rep. etc. The band is going to visit Ukraine and Belarus for a dozen of concerts this year and play a second part of their Polish tour haunting 10 more cities. HATE will also take part in Pushkin Drive Open Air in St.Petersburg, Russia on July 07 and headline the fifth edition of Filthrock Festival in Germany in September.
  • All the way from Sydney, Australia, THE AMENTA have released an update about the new album they're currently recording.

    THE AMENTA are in the studio, recording “n0n”, the full length follow up to their acclaimed 2004 release “Occasus”. All guitars, Samples and FX have been tracked and the band flies to Hobart, Australia to commence recording drums at Red Planet Studios in July. “n0n” is a much darker and more subtle album than its predecessor and is the product of a more experimental recording ethos. THE AMENTA are stepping outside of their comfort zone and enjoying chaos. Riddled with electronic noise and guitar manipulation, “n0n” pushes modern technology to its limits.

    Lyrically the album deals with shadowy deals and moral compromises of this sick new world.

    Song Titles:

    THE AMENTA will also re-release their debut album 'Occasus' in limited edition deluxe slipcase with a bonus DVD on July 23rd in Europe.
  • THE VISION BLEAK on tour with Therion

    THE VISION BLEAK + Therion + Sirenia
    07.12.2007 D - Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
    08.12.2007 D - Memmingen - Kaminwerk
    09.12.2007 SLO - Ljubljana - Vpk Mediapark
    10.12.2007 HR - Zagreb - Boogaloo
    11.12.2007 SRB - Belgrad - SKC
    12.12.2007 H - Budapest - Petöfi Hall
    13.12.2007 PL - Krakow - Club Studio
    14.12.2007 CZ - Prague - Roxy
    15.12.2007 B - Antwerpen - Hof Ter Loo
    16.12.2007 GB - London - The Fridge
    17.12.2007 NL - Amsterdam - Melweg
    18.12.2007 F - Strasburg - La Laiterie
    19.12.2007 F - Lyon - Transbordeur
    20.12.2007 F - Toulouse - Bikini
    21.12.2007 F - Rennes - Cite
    22.12.2007 F - Paris - Elysée Montmartre

    upcoming THE VISION BLEAK album "The Wolves Go Hunter Their Prey" out on 31.08.2007 (Germany) and 03.09.2007 (World)

    pre-listening 'By Our Brotherhood With Seth': http://seth.prophecyproductions.de/

August 2nd, 2007
  • Darkager posts whole demo available for download

    The brazilian power/thrash metal band DARKAGER is actually recording their debut album with Thiago Bianchi, the vocalist of Shaman, a known producer who already worked with bands like Angra, Tuatha de Danann, and Shaman itself. The recording process is being posted in the band's fotolog at www.fotolog.net/_darkager_/

    Since the album isn't ready and the copies of their demo are sold out, the band decided to make it available for download. This demo, Bells of Doom, was recorded with a old line-up and it doesn't show the present musical direction of Darkager, which will be heard in their debut.

    The download links are available at www.darkager.net and www.myspace.com/darkagerband

    Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice Announce Final North American Dates Of Their Heralded Reunion Tour

    Special Guest Star Alice Cooper Will Also Appear On The Tour

    Queensrÿche Rounds Out The Legendary Bill Of Rock Royalty Set To Begin September 5

    Tickets For Many Of The Eight Newly Added Dates Go On Sale The Weekend Of July 13

    LOS ANGELES -- Following the group's successful spring tour, Heaven And Hell will again wow North American audiences with its bewitching stage set and truly timeless, classic metal as Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice return for a second round of North American dates as part of the quartet's continuing world tour. Set to launch on September 5, Heaven and Hell's tour will stop in many cities not included on the previous leg and will feature special guest star Alice Cooper on all but one date. Queensrÿche will serve as the opening act for all shows. Tickets for most of the eight newly added dates will go on sale the weekend of July 13. There will also be a special fan presale beginning Wednesday, July 11 at 12 Noon EDT at http://heavenandhell.frontg atetickets.com

    Last year, the iconic quartet reconvened to record a trio of songs for Black Sabbath: The Dio Years, a compilation that features essential songs by the short-lived, but beloved incarnation of Black Sabbath fronted by Dio. Dubbing the group Heaven And Hell after one of its signature hits, the band launched a much-anticipated world tour earlier this year. The group celebrated its first U.S. concert in 15 years with a sold-out performance at Radio City Music Hall. Recorded and filmed in its entirety, Rhino captured the historic concert for a CD and DVD release, Heaven and Hell Live From Radio City Music Hall, set for an August 28 release.

    Special guest star Alice Cooper will join Heaven And Hell on the road. In addition to his duties as a rock 'n' roll icon, Cooper is the host of the syndicated Nights With Alice Cooper radio show. Cooper's golf-themed memoir, Alice Cooper, Golf Monster, was released earlier this year.

    Queensrÿche rounds out the hard-hitting triple bill. The band is riding high on the success of last year's Operation: mindcrime II album and tour, which brought the group's complete Mindcrime saga to the stage in its entirety. On July 3, Rhino released CD and DVD versions of Mindcrime At The Moore, which feature Queensrÿche's performance in front of its hometown crowd at Moore Theatre in Seattle.

    For more information about Heaven And Hell, please go to www.heavenandhelllive.com

    For more information about the Heaven And Hell fan presale, please go to heavenandhell.frontgatetickets.com

    The Heaven And Hell North American Fall Tour will include the following stops:


    5 Binghamton, NY Broom County Arena
    7 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
    8 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre
    9 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center
    11 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
    14 Tampa, FL St. Petersburg Times Forum
    15 Sunrise, FL Bank Atlantic Center
    16 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
    19 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
    20 Hamilton, ONT Copps Coliseum
    22 Chicago, IL Sears Centre
    23 St. Louis, MO Family Arena
    25 Denver, CO Coors Amphitheatre
    28 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
    29 Kelseyville, CA Konocti Harbor
    30 Concord, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre

    2 Fresno, CA Selland Arena
    4 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
    5 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theater At The Palms Casino##
    6 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

    ## featuring Heaven And Hell and Queensrÿche only



    In a career that spans nearly 25 years, Queensryche has released 15 albums that have sold more than 20 million units around the world.

    On August 28, Capitol/EMI will release Sign Of The Times: The Best of Queensryche in CD, 2-CD Collectors Edition packages and digitally. The new career-spanning hits collection features 17 of Queensryche's best singles and album tracks, including seven Top 10 Mainstream Rock hits, packaged in a jewel case with a sixteen-page booklet featuring custom artwork, a discography and track notes from the band's singer, Geoff Tate.

    The Collectors Edition, presented in deluxe digipak packaging, adds a second disc of 15 rare and previously unreleased demos, outtakes, remixes, live recordings, television performance audio, recordings for soundtracks and a new, never-before-heard song making its release debut on this collection.

    "In an era that valued style over substance, Queensryche emerged as a contrary force to the happy-go-lucky sounds of hard rock in the late '80s and early '90s," explains Paul Gargano in his Sign Of The Times liner notes essay. "In hindsight, one might even go as far as to say that the band succeeded despite themselves. Whether knowingly or not, they zigged when the industry zagged, progressed while the scene regressed, and offered provocation while others opted for escapism. There's a subtle irony, then, that their best-of collection is called Sign Of The Times."

    Among Sign Of The Times: The Best Of Queensryche's 17 hits and favorites are the #1 smash "Silent Lucidity," "Jet City Woman," "Eyes of a Stranger," and "Another Rainy Night (Without You)" and more than a dozen other well-known songs. The 15 tracks on the Collectors Edition rarities disc include three demo recordings by Myth (lead vocalist Geoff Tate's band prior to Queensryche), three demo recordings from The Warning, three bonus tracks from the reissued Empire album, bonus tracks from the reissued Promised Land and Q2K albums, an intoxicated version of "Silent Lucidity," a previously unreleased version of "Della Brown" recorded for "MTV Unplugged," and a new track making its release debut, "Justified," recorded with original Queensryche guitarist Chris DeGarmo.

    Beginning September 5 in Binghamton, New York, Queensryche -- Geoff Tate, Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Mike Stone -- and Alice Cooper will join Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice on the "Heaven and Hell Tour" for a U.S. trek that is expected to continue through early November.


    1. Queen Of The Reich (from the EP Queensryche)
    2. Warning (from the album The Warning)
    3. Walk In The Shadows (from the album Rage For Order)
    4. Take Hold Of The Flame (from the album The Warning)
    5. The Lady Wore Black (from the EP Queensryche)
    6. I Don't Believe In Love (from the album Operation: Mindcrime)
    7. Eyes Of A Stranger (from the album Operation: Mindcrime)
    8. Silent Lucidity (from the album Empire)
    9. Bridge (from the album Promised Land)
    10. Jet City Woman (from the album Empire)
    11. Another Rainy Night (Without You) (from the album Empire)
    12. Sign Of The Times (from the album Hear In The Now Frontier)
    13. I Am I (from the album Promised Land)
    14. Real World (from the soundtrack album Last Action Hero; also a bonus track from the reissued version of the album Promised Land)
    15. Some People Fly (from the album Hear In The Now Frontier)
    16. Until There Was You (bonus track from the reissued version of the album Q2K)
    17. All The Promises (from the album Operation: Mindcrime II)

    (Contains Disc 1 + 2nd Disc of Rarities)

    Disc 2

    1. Take Hold Of The Flame (previously unreleased original demo version recorded by Myth)
    2. Walk In The Shadows (previously unreleased original demo version recorded by Myth)
    3. Before The Storm (previously unreleased original demo version recorded by Myth)
    4. Waiting For The Kill (previously unreleased demo version for The Warning)
    5. No Sanctuary (previously unreleased demo version for The Warning)
    6. Prophecy (previously unreleased demo version for The Warning)
    7. I Dream In Infrared (1991 Acoustic Remix: bonus track from the reissued version of the album Rage For Order)
    8. Dirty Lil Secret (bonus track from the reissued version of the album Empire)
    9. Last Time In Paris (from the soundtrack album The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane; also a bonus track from the reissued version of the album Empire)
    10. Scarborough Fair (bonus track from the reissued version of the album Empire)
    11. Della Brown (previously unreleased: "MTV Unplugged," New York, New York 4/27/92)
    12. Someone Else? (with full band: bonus track from the reissued version of the album Promised Land)
    13. Silent Lucidity (live at The Astoria Theatre, London 10/20/94: from the Bridge CD single)
    14. Chasing Blue Sky (bonus track from the reissued version of the album Hear In The Now Frontier)
    15. Justified (NEW TRACK)

  • HIGH ON FIRE Announces European Tour Dates

    HIGH ON FIRE has announced the first European dates in support of itw brand new album, "Death Is This Communion". The Oakland, CA trio will tour through the U.K. and mainland Europe in early September prior to their recently announced North American tour. Joining HIGH ON FIRE in the United Kingdom will be guests RUSSIAN CIRCLES. The dates are as follows:

    Sep. 01 - Birmingham, UK - The Barfly *
    Sep. 02 - Glasgow, UK - Nice N' Sleazy *
    Sep. 03 - Manchester, UK - Jabez Clegg *
    Sep. 04 - Bristol, UK - The Cooler *
    Sep. 06 - London, UK - Underworld *
    Sep. 07 - Paris, France - Gibus
    Sep. 08 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Club
    Sep. 09 - Dortmund, Germany - FZW
    Sep. 10 - Berlin, Germany - Bastard
    Sep. 11 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013


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    THE ARCANE ORDER, the Danish band featuring vocalist Kasper Thomsen (RAUNCHY) and guitarist Flemming C. Lund (INVOCATOR, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES), will support TESTAMENT on August 21 at Godset in Kolding, Denmark.

    "Needless to say it is an immense honour for us to play with the thrash kings whose records we have banged our heads to again and again throughout our metal education," THE ARCANE ORDER writes on its web site. "Be there folks!! AND if you want to catch THE ARCANE ORDER tear it up, remember to show up when the doors open at 20.00. We'll play shortly thereafter."

    Also scheduled to appear is LIPID.

    THE ARCANE ORDER's debut album, "The Machinery of Oblivion", was released in August 2006 through Metal Blade Records. The band is currently writing material for the follow-up effort, which they have previously described in the following way: "We are trying to vary the new stuff a bit more... we have tried to increase speed, we are varying the songs a lot more bpm-wise, and we seem to have found a new approach to writing riffs which make them come out more extreme and original. We will make some really fast songs and at the same time have a few atmospheric 'breathers' as well."

    THE ARCANE ORDER lineup:
    Kasper Thomsen (RAUNCHY) - Vocals
    Flemming C. Lund (INVOCATOR, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES) - Rhythm and Lead Guitar
    Boris Tandrup (SUBMISSION, SLUGS, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES) - Bass
    Morten Løwe Sørensen (SUBMISSION, SLUGS) - Drums
    Kasper Kirkegaard (SUBMISSION) - Rhythm Guitar

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  • RAVEN, ANVIL, PILEDRIVER, DESTRUCTOR Confirmed For Cleveland's 'Metal on Metal" Concert

    The Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio will host a "Metal On Metal 25th Anniversary Concert" on Saturday, September 15. Featured bands include RAVEN (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends), ANVIL (Canadian metal veterans and Cleveland favorites who released the classic "Metal On Metal" album in 1982), PILEDRIVER (the "Metal Inquisition" rides again... Canada's '80s underground thrashers' first-ever Cleveland appearance!) and DESTRUCTOR (Cleveland's thrash metal legends... "Forever In Leather" CD-release show!). All four bands will be doing full headlining sets. Each is working on, or soon will be releasing, a new studio album.

    The concert will celebrate the 25th anniversary (1982-2007) of Bill Peters' "Metal On Metal" radio program, heard every Friday night in Cleveland on WJCU 88.7 FM and streamed live worldwide at www.wjcu.org. The very popular underground radio program has featured import and independent heavy metal for parts of the past three decades. 2007 also marks the 25th anniversary of ANVIL's now-classic "Metal On Metal" album, which was released on Attic Records in 1982 and the theme song of the radio program.

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  • SABBAT Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

    Reunited British thrashers SABBAT have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The lineup is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):


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  • U.D.O. To Tour North America In Early 2008

    U.D.O., the band led by legendary ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will embark on a North American tour in January/February 2008. It is not presently clear if this will be a package tour or a solo trek. Exact cities and dates to be anounced.

    U.D.O. recently signed with Coallier Entertainment (TWISTED SISTER, SEBASTIAN BACH, BELLADONNA, W.A.S.P.) in New York City for booking and is said to be "excited" to come back to America and Canada to play for the fans again.

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  • EVIDENCE ONE Announces Shows With SAXON

    German melodic metallers EVIDENCE ONE will play four dates with SAXON in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic this September. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows:

    Sep. 14 - Nuremberg, Germany - Loewensaal *
    Sep. 16 - Hohenems, Austria - Eventcenter *
    Sep. 17 - Ulster, Switzerland - Rock City
    Sep. 18 - Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse *
    Sep. 19 - Prague, Czech Republic - Retro Music Hall *
    Sep. 20 - Prague, Czech Republic - Exit Chmelnice

    * With SAXON

    AFM Records has just released the new album from EVIDENCE ONE, entitled "The Sky is the Limit". The follow-up to 2004's "Tattooed Heart" was written and produced by songwriter Robby Böbel, who quit his position as the group's guitarist but will continue to be involved with the band behind the scenes. A replacement axeman, Jörg "Warthy" Warthmann, has already been recruited. A video for the song "The Sky is the Limit" was recently filmed at the Rockfabrik Nuremberg with Maurice Swinkels (lead singer of Dutch metal band LEGION OF THE DAMNED) of Holland's Lowlife Media (MASTERPLAN, PRIMAL FEAR, EXODUS).

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  • GODSMACK Extends Summer Tour Again

    Launch Radio Networks reports: GODSMACK has again extended its summer tour, with the new dates beginning on July 28 in Alpine, California and ending, at least for now, on August 22 in Syracuse, New York. As with the rest of the band's live work throughout the past year, GODSMACK will play a mix of indoor and outdoor shows in both smaller theatres and larger venues. Drummer Shannon Larkin told Launch he likes to play both, but gives the edge to theatres. "You know, both of them have their magic," he said. "For the drummer, for me, the theatre is the ultimate venue because I can almost see every face in the room, and there is truth to this magic feeling of a power coming off the crowd, an energy. But, you know, arenas, festivals, you know, it's that just looking at a sea of people, even though you can't see all their faces, it's still a different energy."

    The band will issue a box set later this year to celebrate the band's 10th anniversary. The package will collect all four of the Boston quartet's studio albums, its acoustic EP "The Other Side" and a DVD.

    GODSMACK is also slated to participate in a tribute concert for late BOSTON singer Brad Delp, who committed suicide in March. The concert will take place on August 19 at Boston's Bank of America Pavilion.

    Newly confirmed GODSMACK tour dates:

    Jul. 28 - Alpine, CA - Viejas Casino
    Jul. 29 - Paso Robles, CA - California Mid-State Fair
    Jul. 31 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
    Aug. 01 - Long Beach, CA - Terrace Theatre
    Aug. 03 - Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theatre
    Aug. 05 - Englewood, CA - Coors Amphitheatre
    Aug. 10 - Nampa, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheatre
    Aug. 11 - Tacoma, WA - Cheney Stadium
    Aug. 12 - Vancouver, BC - PNE Forum
    Aug. 14 - Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
    Aug. 15 - Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
    Aug. 17 - Regina, SK - Conexus Center
    Aug. 18 - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall
    Aug. 21 - Hamilton, ONT - Hamilton Place Theatre
    Aug. 22 - Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre

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  • HELLOWEEN, GAMMA RAY: More European Tour Dates Announced

    More European dates have been leaked for the much-anticipated "Hellish Rock" tour featuring HELLOWEEN and GAMMA RAY. The schedule is now shaping up as follows:

    Nov. 16 - Budapest, Hungary - Petöfi Hall
    Nov. 29 - Dietikon, Switzerland - Stadthalle
    Dec. 01 - Lichtenfels, Germany - Stadthalle
    Dec. 02 - Bremen, Germany - Aladin
    Dec. 21 - Langen, Germany - Stadthalle
    Dec. 22 - Kaufbeuren, Germany - All Karthalle
    Jan. 11 - Tuttlingen, Germany - Alte Festhalle
    Jan. 12 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Europahalle
    Jan. 13 - Oberhausen - Germany - Turbinenhalle

    The trek will kick off mid-November and will include one or two additional acts.

    Apart from very few festival appearances, this will be the first time ever HELLOWEEN and GAMMA RAY have toured together. In addition, it is extremely likely that Kai Hansen — GAMMA RAY leader and ex-HELLOWEEN member — will join his former bandmates for a jam on classic HELLOWEEN numbers.

    Commented HELLOWEEN guitarist Michael Weikath: "This is going to be a historical event for all HELLOWEEN fans. We are looking forward to have Kai and his band on our tour with us."

    Plans also exist to take this powerful package to the territories of Southeast Asia, as well as North and South America.

    HELLOWEEN recently entered singer Andi Deris' Mi Sueno Studios in Tenerife, Spain to resume the recording sessions for its new album with longtime producer Charlie Bauerfeind (BLIND GUARDIAN, SAXON). Tentatively titled "Gambling with the Devil", HELLOWEEN's 12th studio LP is scheduled for release on Halloween (October 31).

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  • MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE Announces First Show In Nine Years

    After a very, VERY lengthy hiatus, MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE has announced its first show in nine years. The band will perform on Thursday, August 9 at The Fun Haus (Queen St. W. @ Bathurst) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE has been in the rehearsal room since last winter working on new material and crypt-kicking the cobwebs off of some VOODOO classics. It's still too early to know what the final Toronto show setlist will look like, but the band promises that the set will be about intense volume, violent distortion... and maximum damage.

    Commented the group in a press release: "This won't be a one-off 'reunion' show. It's just the beginning of the latest VOODOO-esque horror / sci-fi / mad scientist movie sequel. It's been nine years since the band last blew up Frankenstein's lab and rocked it under the sawblade banner — and maybe it's the blood in the water, the fire in the skies or maybe the hell on earth, but it certainly feels like the right time to do it again."

    The band lineup tearing up the stage this summer is:

    Adam (Doom) Sewell - Vocals
    Jason Cuddy - Guitar
    Darren Quinn - Guitar
    Terry Landry - Bass
    Dean Bentley - Drums
    Victor Rebelo (of MUNDANE) - Samplers / Keys

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    Open Grave Records is pleased to announce the release of our 3rd of our popular free downloadable sampler albums entitled, "Sounds from the Grave Vol. 3". "Sounds from the Grave Vol. 3" features 12 artist from the Open Grave Records roster, and includes EXCLUSIVE tracks from UK's black metal sensation Primitive Graven Image, and the Netherlands Grind Minded.

    The sampler features a yet to be released track from Sapremia off of their upcoming EP entitled, "Hollow" (due August 2007), and the track "Rotten" off of Demon Dog Sperms debut album, "Hopeless" (due October 2007).

    As well the compilation features tracks from Hellwitch, Elgibbor, Exterminance, Art 238, Frost Like Ashes, Skitzo, Crucifer, and A.W.A.S..

    The compilation is available for download at http://www.opengraverecords.com under the MP3 Heading.


    MP3.com is streaming NILE's fifth studio album, Ithyphallic, in its entirety for seven days prior to the album's North American street date of July 17th at the following link: http://www.mp3.com/artist/nile1/summary/

    Engineered by Bob Moore and produced by Neil Kernon (Cannibal Corpse, Nevermore, Deicide), Decibel Magazine recently praised Ithyphallic in their August 2007 issue: "The trio's attack is more brutal than ever, their sound richer and more redolent with Middle Eastern flourishes. The opener, 'What May Safely Be Written' is the band's grandest to date - a manicured orgy of horns and gongs that gives way slowly to an opening dirge dominated by blast beats."

    In the same article penned by journalist Rod Smith, guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders (who was also voted #4 Top Death Metal Guitarist of All Time) provided the background story for the song "Papyrus Containing The Spell To Protect The Possessor From Attacks From He Who Is In The Water," which debuted on the official Ozzfest website on June 6th:

    "It's from The Book Of Overthrowing Apep. There's a spell in there, a chant that's supposed to stop crocodiles from attacking your boat. I tried to picture it and thought, 'Your boat's being attacked by crocodiles. Are you really supposed to dig out your scroll, fumble through it, find the right chapter, repeat the words, and the crocodiles are gonna leave you alone? When the croc is about to bite you in half, are you gonna be able to find that chapter fast enough?' It's a ridiculous concept. I found myself thinking, 'This song needs to have the words said as fast as possible.' We decided this song would be frantic, fast as anything we'd ever done, with the words super-frantic fast, for that 'trying to escape from the jaws of the crocodile' feeling."

    NILE are confirmed artists for Ozzfest 2007's Second Stage and will be headlining off-date shows with Chthonic and Daath. To view complete summer tour dates, visit www.NILE-CATACOMBS.net and www.myspace.com/NILECATACOMBS
  • INCANTATION upcoming "Primordial Domination" tour dates

    Promoting their latest release "Primordial Domination" INCANTATION are proud to hit the pavement and recharge the European fiends.

    “We are proud to once again share the stage with Krisiun & Rotting Christ.

    This tour will hit numerous countries that we have never preformed at before. We are looking forward to some killer shows. I'm sure with this strong line up it will kick ass.” said mainman John McEntee.

    INCANTATION with Krisiun, Rotting Christ and Crionics
    31.08.07 LIT Vilnus @ Mulen Ruzas
    01.09.07 LAT Riga @ Melna Piektdiena
    02.09.07 EST Tallin @ Nomme Cult
    03.09.07 FIN Tampere @ Hella
    04.09.07 FIN Turku @ Klubi
    05.09.07 FIN Helsinki @ Nosturi
    06.09.07 FIN Kuopio @ Henry's Pub
    07.09.07 FIN Oulu @ tba
    08.09.07 SWE Umea @ Midnight
    09.09.07 NOR Trondheim @ Zone/Blaest
    10.09.07 NOR Oslo @ Maiden
    11.09.07 SWE Goteborg @ Belsepub
    12.09.07 GER Kiel @ Pumpe
    13.09.07 GER Hannover @ Headbanger Ballroom
    14.09.07 GER Berlin @ K17

    Much overdue, INCANTATION will play for the fans in Russia for their very first time.
    Additionally, Vader will be added to the roster for brutality.

    INCANTATION with Vader, Rotting Christ and Krisiun
    16.09 (RUS) St-Petersburg @ Orlandina
    18.09 (RUS) Ufa @ Ogni Ufy
    19.09 (RUS) Ekaterinburg tba
    20.09 (RUS) Magnitogorsk @ DK Ordzhonikidze
    21.09 (RUS) Samara @ Strokovski Park
    22.09 (RUS)Moscow @ Tochka
    23.09 (BY) tba

    Finally INCANTATION will round out the touring schedule pleasing their loyal Mexican fans with dates in Monterrey and Mexico City.

    “It's great to return to Mexico again, you guys are always great. We look forward to a kick ass few nights of killer Death Metal. We will be playing along side long time friends in Grave, Dismember and Sinister and Mexico City will also have Denial (great old school death metal with Oscar of the legendary Cenotaph)” John said.

    INCANTATION Mexico Tour Dates
    August 17th.- Monterrey, Mexico @ "Ibex Rock Bar"
    August 18th.- Mexico City, Mexico @ "Circo Volador" ( at the "Heavy Metal Circus Expo")
  • Candlemass and Malevolent Creation Releases Available for Streaming!

    New releases from MALEVOLENT CREATION and CANDLEMASS can now be streamed in their entirety on MP3.com. Both will be available until July 17th at which point they will be released in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. Each album can be heard at the following locations:

    MALEVOLENT CREATION’s “Doomsday X” http://www.mp3.com/artist/malevolent-creation/summary/
    CANDLEMASS “King of the Grey Islands” http://www.mp3.com/artist/candlemass/summary/

    "Doomsday X" was recorded and engineered at Mercury Recording Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida by longtime friend and producer (and sometimes session member) Gus Rios, and is said to be the most diverse MALEVOLENT CREATION album recorded to date and "without a doubt their fastest!!" Mick Thomson, guitarist for SLIPKNOT, also contributed a "ripping" guitar solo for the song "Deliver My Enemy".

    "King of the Grey Islands" is the first CANDLEMASS album to feature singer Robert Lowe (SOLITUDE AETURNUS), who replaced Messiah Marcolin earlier in the year. The album was recorded at the famed Polar Studios (LED ZEPPLIN / ABBA) in Sweden and mixed by Peter Tagtren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN).
  • ZOROASTER - "Dog Magic" CD is at press now! Street date will be September 11th

    Atlanta, Georgia's heaviest band returns with their debut full-length album, "Dog Magic"! Picking up where they left off with their debut self-titled EP last year on Battle Kommand, Zoroaster return with a devastating album of epic psych-doom metal that truely showcases the bands massive progression over the last two years. Moog synths, theremins, haunting vocal choirs and even a brass section (!!) are brought to the table this time to add to the massive heaviness that protrudes from all angles of this beast-of-a-bands sound.

    Truly innovative and totally devastatingly heavy, Zoroaster are here to let the world know that REAL doom metal is alive and well in the United States. Plans for extensive touring are in the works. Zoroaster will be taking on the United States again this summer with Christine (see full dates below) and again this fall, and will hopefully be reaching European shores in early 2008.

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD confirms fall late summer headlining tour

    South Carolina's THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD have confirmed another American headlining tour for August and September, this time featuring support from As Blood Runs Black, Prosthetic Records labelmates BENEATH THE MASSACRE, and Ion Dissonance. Hitting many places the band hasn't played for a time, this headlining tour is the second domestic outing in anticipation of the band's forthcoming record, 'Malice,' having already spent June on the road with The Red Chord as well as the band making its first trip to Europe earlier this spring.

    Recorded with Erik Rutan (Goatwhore, Cannibal Corpse, Vital Remains), 'Malice' marks the debut of vocalist Nate Johnson (ex-Premonitions of War, ex-Deadwater Drowning) and is the follow-up to 2005's Prosthetic Records debut, 'Bloodlust.' Scheduled for an August 21 release, the band has made the track "Failure In The Flesh" available on the THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD MySpace page, while exclusive pre-order packages are available at Prosthetic Records.com.

    THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD recently finished shooting a video for the track "Failure In The Flesh" in New York with director David Brodsky (Goatwhore, Kylesa, The Acacia Strain, Gwar), and the clip will be available shortly online and at video outlets.

    (with As Blood Runs Black, Beneath The Massacre, Ion Dissonance)
    8/17 Wilmington, NC – Lucky’s Pub
    8/18 Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
    8/19 Birmingham, AL – Cave 9
    8/20 Little Rock, AR – Vino’s
    8/21 Joplin, MO – The Foundry Music Theatre
    8/22 Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory
    8/23 Austin, TX – Emo’s Alternative Lounging (Indoor)
    8/24 Clovis, NM – Absolute Zero
    8/25 El Paso, TX – Chic’s Bar & Billiards
    8/26 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
    8/27 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
    8/29 Topeka, KS – The Static Bar
    8/30 Iowa City, IA – Picador
    8/31 Menomonee Falls, WI – Orchard Inn
    9/01 Grand Rapids, MI – Skelletones
    9/03 Covington, KY – The Mad Hatter
    9/04 Pittsburgh, PA – Lawrenceville Moose
    9/05 Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo Icon
    9/06 Farmingdale, NY – The Crazy Donkey
    9/07 Bucksport, ME – The Kave
    9/08 Pompton Lakes, NJ – Mainstage
    9/09 Holyoke, MA – Waterfront Tavern
    9/10 Lemoyne, PA – Championship
    9/12 Richmond, VA – Alley Katz
    9/13 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
    9/14 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
  • Magician posts samples of debut cd produced by members of Gamma Ray

    - After the successful demo Brief Magic Story, which received great reviews by South American rock and metal magazines, the power metallers of MAGICIAN came back to studio to release the long-awaited debut. The new album was mixed and mastered at High Gain Studios in Hamburg/Germany by a "heavy metal dream team" formed by:

    - Dirk Schlächte - Gamma Ray's guitarist.

    - Arne Lakenmacher - Besides of working on Gamma Ray's Skeletons in the Closet, he also produced albums of great metal bands like Nevermore, Freedom Call, Primal Fear, Kreator, Sodom, Iron Savior and Destruction.

    - Kai Hansen - Gamma Ray's vocalist and ex-member of Helloween and Iron Saviour - He worked in the beginning of the production of the album.

    The result of their work can be checked in Magician's MySpace page, where the band posted one of the new songs, at www.myspace.com/magicianband