- Old News - More December
|December 20th, 2006
- CELESTIA’s long delayed “Apparitia” reissue is currently
being pressed, and there will be a release date for sometime in December.
In addition, Celestia’s long awaited sophomore effort, Frigidiis
Apotheosia: Genèse de l'Abstinence, will see the light
of day sometime in 2007 on Paragon and Aeternitas Tenebrarum Foundation.
More details to follow.
- After a decade long run, BIOLOCH have sadly called it a day. The
members will continue on in new projects and bands.
- Paragon Records have picked up Vorkuta for their next two releases.
To the uninitiated, Vorkuta from Hungary play a cold and desecrating
form of Black Metal. At times, attaining the atmosphere of “Blood,Fire,Death”
era Bathory. As well as the traditional style of Black Metal found on
Darkthrone’s “Total Death” album. The band has previously
released cassettes on WAR productions, Stygian Shadows Productions,
and FolterKammer Records. And will soon issue split releases with the
likes of Abigail, Inferno, and Marblebog.We will issue the “Caverns
of Lunacy” CD in January, which showcases the bands more majestic,
and atmospheric side. You can visit Vorkuta at their site by clicking
- Paragon Recs have started working with Ash Pool. A primitive and sadomasochist
black metal duo, who previously released two demos. One of which (Genital
Tomb) was just released by Canadian label, Tour De Garde. Ash Pool,
which also consists of Dominick Fernow of the Noise act Prurient, have
already been described as the new force in American Black Metal. A
7” ep “Black Bondage in the North” will be released
in January 2007 which shows the band going for a more atmospheric sound,
yet maintaining their previously established confrontational approach.
Sound clips will be posted shortly.
- DAWN OF DEFIANCE thrash / death metal
Unique in it's genre, Dawn of Defiance is the soloist thrash - death
metal project from Diego Sendra, composer and multi - instrumentist
musician currently living in Montevideo - Uruguay (South America). Visit
our site to listen Dawn of Defiance's music. Thanks
Please download promo song "Payback time" from "The Obscure
Awakening" album clicking
- ATTACKER NEWS!
ATTACKER have ended their performance schedule, for 2006, this past
Sunday in their hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey at the reknowned MAXWELL's
venue. 2006 has been the bands most prolific year to date with live
shows in the UNITED STATES and EUROPE in support of their latest album
Not comfortable with resting on it's proverbial laurels, the US Metal
band will re-enter the studio the first week of November to begin work
on their fifth album with an expected release date projected for September
2007 through SENTINEL STEEL RECORDS. The new albums title will be "King
Of Hate". This coming April 2007, the band will take a break from
recording their new album to embark on a debut headlining performance
in the UNITED KINGDOM. Details will be forthcoming. Stay Tuned.....
- Mondongo Canibale records new releases
TENEBRARUM: "VOICES" CD
1. Search (Mp3)
3. Rites (Mp3)
7. Visions (Mp3)
12. Traveler (Live)
13. Battle (video)
14. Mar de zozobra/Godess video
Running time: 55.43 min
Re-release of the seventh album from this cult colombian act. In "voices"
we'll find an excellent effort of pure doom metal, plenty of strenght
and melody, sounding mature, personal, and very well played and arranged;
for this recording even they used a hall orchestra and the album has
been mastered in New York at the Sterling Sound Studio by George Marino
(Metallica, Aerosmith, Type O Negative). A conceptual album, with a
history of love and war that goes around ten chapters of passion and
misery, in short music full of life. Here we have brand new artwork,
one live track, one videoclip and two live videos as extras. Among their
influences we could name to diverse bands such as Moonspell, Metallica,
Paradise Lost, Rammstein, Pink Floid or Black Sabbath. If you are into
doom or melodic rock/metal in general don't miss this, 'cause is an
album worthy of being near the classics of the genre. More info
You can purchase this good work of honest doom metal here
Price: 9 €/ 11 usa $ (postage not included)
SPEEDFREAKS: "OUT FOR KICKS" CD
1. Out for Kicks
2. Somebody to Roll
3. Going Underground (Mp3)
5. Violent Breed
7. Agony Has no Age (Mp3)
8. The Dogs
9. Money? (Mp3)
10. Break-Out Time
Running time: 33.55 min
Sweden, and concretely Gothenburg have been one of the most actives
scenes in the rock and metal world. From this cold city arise now Speedfreaks
to become in one of the local rock icons, although with a music far
from the so-called "gothenburg sound". The band is back in
this second album with a more mature, personal and powerful sound, that
take roots in bands as Motörhead, Black Label Society, Black Sabbath
and The Cult among others, but obtaining their own and original sound,
based in a mixture between rock'n'roll, hard rock, plus some touches
of metal and punk. High energy and pure Rock'n Roll, plenty of power,
aggressiveness, good melodies, catchy songs full of brilliant riffs
and an excellent cover of Nazareth´s classic "Somebody to
roll". More info here
You can purchase this good work of honest rock here
Price: 9 €/ 11 usa $ (postage not included)
P.O. Box 27106
- DIMMU BORGIR recording update!
Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have entered Studio
Fredman with producer Fredrik Nordström to begin recording their
new album for an early 2007 release. DIMMU guitarist Silenoz checks
in with the following recording update: "So, just to let you know,
everything moves along nicely in the studio, perhaps a bit too well…?
With past studio ghost experiences in mind, something is just bound
to happen… I'm sure of it. Well, apart from being the typical
pessimist, at least it didn't take us too long to get all the basic
rhythm guitar tracks down and even better - it sounds awesome! A fat
and razor-sharp tone, without compromise, hitting you right between
the eyes! Proper equipment — Engl amps, ESP guitars and Seymour
Duncan pickups — make things hell of a lot easier, I say. Leads/solos
and acoustic/clean guitars will be laid down later when everything else
is ready. Bass and keys are up next. We expect it to sound nothing less
than grandiose once this beast is finished. Oh, yeah, almost forgot,
we have the album title as well, but we're not gonna announce it until
the time is right!"
- CANDLEMASS in search of a new singer
After the cooperation between the band and singer Messiah Marcolin has
come to a complete end now (for an extensive statement, please check
CANDLEMASS are searching for a new lead singer now. The band states:
"CANDLEMASS will start to look for a new singer as soon as possible.
Watch our website. More info on the matter will come soon. In the meantime,
don't try to send us tapes or CDs or links."
- KATAKLYSM DVD-artwork and tracklist revealed
Our Nothern Hyperblast monsters KATAKLYSM from Canada have revealed
the artwork and setlist for their upcoming DVD "Live In Deutschland"
here for the cover!
See the content of the DVD/CD-package below!
Live at "The Party-San open air" (Germany) Disc 1 DVD
1- Like Angels weeping (The Dark)
2 -Where the Enemy sleeps
3- The Ressurected
4- Let Them Burn
5- As I Slither
6- As the glorious Weep 7- The Ambassador of Pain
8- Manipulator Of souls
9- Crippled & Broken
10- In Shadows & Dust
11- Face The Face of War
12- The Road To Devastation
Live At The Medley (Canada) / Bonus Footage
14- To Reign Again
15- The Awakener
16- Sorcery -The Test of time-
*Band / Fan Pictures
*On the Road footage
*Videoclips : The Awakener, In Shadows & Dust, As I Slither, Crippled
& Broken ,To Reign Again
DISC 2 " Live at The Party-San open Air" Audio CD
- WINTERSUN mixing to start in May
The mixing for WINTERSUN's new album "Time" is finally scheduled
to take place at Nino Laurenne's Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland,
in May 2007. Watch out for the release of the album in August 2007!
Drummer Kai Hato about the delay of the record: "Jari is still
working very hard to finish the album and to make the best possible
second release for WINTERSUN.The release date is now planned to be somewhere
in August 2007 but I promise that the wait will be worth it! We are
very sorry for this delay! Have patience." You can read the full
statement here: www.wintermadness.net
- THUNDERSTONE in the studio now!
Our finnish melodic power metallers from THUNDERSTONE are in the studio
right now to record their fourth album! The recording sessions are taking
place in the Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki. 11 Songs will be on the
regular version, 2 coverversions were recorded for the limited edition.
Check out the studiodairy at the following location
to be up to date!
- New AXEMASTER CD cover
The cover of the new AXEMASTER CD has been unveiled by Burning Star
Records. The mastering has been completed and the disc is now in production.
Things are still on schedule for a December release. Hope you'll check
it out once it's available!!!!!
"Blessing in the Skies" was a 9 song record that was originally
released in 1987 by Azra International Records.
- THE VOID- New Prog-Metal Band Featuring John Macaluso (Yngwie/ Ark)
and Chris Caffery, Zandelle, October Thorns Members.
THE VOID is in preproduction for their upcoming debut to be released
in the spring of 2007.
Tracking will begin in November at DCity Studios in Long Island with
John Macaluso, formerly of Yngwie Malmsteen and Ark on drums.
John recently completed basic tracks there for his first solo CD featuring
James Labrie, Tony Harnell and Mike DiMeo on vocals and many other guests
that he has worked with over the years.
THE VOID features members from the Chris Caffery Band, Zandelle and
October Thorns. Their sound has been described as aggressive prog-metal
with a focus on stripped down song-writing.
One exception will be an epic, classically inspired piece that borrows
from the traditions of symphonic music while incorporating modern instruments
and recording techniques. David Z from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
and ZO2 will be providing a 2 handed 6 string bass section with Derek
Sherinian (Dream Theater) and Vitalij Kuprij (Artension) under consideration
for their own separate contributions.
Demo tracks are available at myspace.com/seekthevoid.
- OPEN GRAVE RECORDS SIGNS EXCLUSIVE US DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH OARFIN
Open Grave Records is please to announce that they have inked an exclusive
US distribution deal with OarFin Distribution. OarFin Distribution is
a National Distributor that deals with national & independent music
store chains as well as online retailers, as well as other distributors
and key independent stores.
Owner of Open Grave Records, James Mattern is quoted saying, “Everyone
at Open Grave Records is really pleased about this partnership with
OarFin. With this deal in place we will be better able to get our products
into the hands of the fans. This will also give every artist that is
a part of Open Grave Records the opportunity to grow”.
The first releases that are being made available nationwide will:
Downlord – Random Dictionary of the Damned
Atrocity - Contaminated
Necrodemon – Ice Fields of Hyperion
End of Destiny – The Thoughtless Existence
The Everscathed – Razors of Unrest
These titled will hit stores on January 30th 2007.
Open Grave Records / http://www.opengraverecords.com
OarFin Distribution / http://www.oarfindistribution.com
- DESTRUCTION return with Thrash Til Death North American tour
Metal Maniacs presents:"THRASH TILL DEATH over North America!
German metal gods DESTRUCTION will be joined by US thrash companions
SADUS and MUNICIPIAL WASTE!!!
01/20/07 Seattle WA @ Showbox
01/21/07 Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater
01/22/07 Las Vegas, NV @ Celebrity Club
01/23/07 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
01/24/07 San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
01/25/07 Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
01/26/07 Denver, CO @ Hubba's House Of Rock
01/27/07 Tulsa, OK @ The Hive
01/28/07 Omaha, NE @ Sokol
01/29/07 Chicago, IL @ Joe's
01/30/07 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
01/31/07 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
02/01/07 Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House
02/02/07 Quebec City, QUE @ Le Petit Theatre du Capital
02/03/07 Montreal, QUE @ Foufounes Electriques
02/04/07 Boston, MA @ Middle East
02/05/07 New York City, NY @ Rebel
02/06/07 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
02/07/07 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
02/08/07 Fayetteville, NC
02/09/07 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
02/10/07 Ft Lauderdale, FL
02/11/07 Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
02/12/07 New Orleans
02/13/07 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
02/14/07 Houston, TX @ Walter's On Washington
02/15/07 El Paso, TX @ Chic's
02/16/07 Phoenix, AZ @ Clubhouse
02/17/07 Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
Destruction continue to reap praise with last year's monumental
Inventor of Evil album that landed them on a massive North American
tour with labelmates Vader that many have dubbed THE best metal tour
in years. The band will also be supporting their upcoming release Thrash
Anthems out in January, which showcases some killer re-recorded classics
as well as new material.
- AVAILABLE NOW Infected Malignity/Malebolgia/Tragical Memories // 3Way
1. Revenge to Capitalism
2. Desperate Death
3. Cruel Recollection
4. Revenge to Capitalism (Live)
5. Retaliate Against the Pain (Live)
6. Pissing Pus
7. Chainsaw Impalement
10. Born of the Nephilim
11. Permanently Insane
12. Perfectly Executed
13. Collection Of Butchery In My Tool Shed
14. To Cut Your Arteries...
15. ...to See You Suffer Is Why I Live!
All tracks mastered by Keisuke Tsuboi ([email protected])
re-mastered by Armand Boy at Disembowel (DDC)
Cover art, design & title logo by Armand Boy, Disembowel Crushing
Design ([email protected])
- CROWBAR DVD RELEASE DATE SET
Candlelight Records today confirms January 23 as the North American
release date for Crowbar's Live: With Full Force. Filmed at the
popular German open air festival of the same name, Live: With Full Force
was captured on Crowbar’s world tour supporting their 2005 release,
Lifesblood for the Downtrodden. The live performance dvd also
includes candid backstage footage plus the band’s second (and
previously unavailable) promotional video for Lifesblood for the
Downtrodden album track “Slave No More.”
It goes without saying the scope of contributions and merits Crowbar
have had on the heavy music scene since their formation over a decade
ago. Originally noted as a cross-mix of Pantera and The Melvins, later
dubbed sludge metal/core, Crowbar pioneered the genre’s early
sound and today continue to push its boundaries with experimentation
and endless determination. To date their US soundscan history approaching
a quarter of a million units. “Crowbar are the meat n’
potatoes of extreme metal... a comforting, welcome sustenance that is
satisfying no matter how many times you experience it.” - Digital
Track listing for Live: With Full Force is as follows: Self-Inflicted,
I Am Forever, The Lasting Dose, Burn Your World, New Dawn, High Rate
Extinction, Planets Collide, All I Had (I Gave), Slave No More (video)
Crowbar are planning a series of dates in 2007 while continuing work
on new material for their next album expected early 2008.
Candlelight Records USA
PO Box 707
Plymouth Meeting PA 19462
our official sites!
- ABIGAIL WILLIAMS DEBUT EP RELEASE DATE SET
Candlelight Records today confirms January 23 as the North American
release date for Abigail Williams' Legend. The limited edition
5-song ep is the territory's formal introduction to the Phoenix-based
extreme metal band and coincides with the band’s first national
American tour; the band participating on Candlelight’s upcoming
(and highly anticipated) label tour featuring co-headliners Dark Funeral
Amassing an impressive quarter million hits to their MySpace page (this
in under six months!), Abigial Williams defy classification by taking
the groove and melody of Gothenburg-styled death metal, face-smashing
breakdowns of the hardcore scene and top it with the bombastic and epic-flavored
frostbite of black metal’s evilest hordes. The result is a multi-faceted
and unforgettable hybrid that already has genre aficionados taking an
immediate interest. Kerrang! says, “the bloody birth of
black metalcore. Abigail Williams have taken fresh-faced metal down
the left hand path... the result is obscenely exciting.”
Abigail Williams' full length debut is planned for an early Spring 2007
release. Additional touring plans will be announced in cooperation
with the album's release date.
Track listing for Legend is as follows: From a Buried Heart,
Like Carrion Birds, The Conqueror Wyrm, Watchtower, Procession of the
Aeons (exclusive demo).
Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising dates featuring Abigail Williams with
Dark Funeral and Enslaved are available at www.candlelightrecordsusa.com.
Candlelight Records USA
PO Box 707
Plymouth Meeting PA 19462
our official sites!
|December 18th, 2006
- TUSKA PRESS RELEASE - IMMORTAL CONFIRMED FOR 2007
TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL PRESS RELEASE FALL 2006
Immortal confirmed for Tuska 2007
Tuska present at the Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki in February
After being exhausted by the heat and the drought of summer 2006, Tuska-organisation
is now starting to show signs of life. Tuska-Festival will celebrate
its 10th anniversary at the classic location of Kaisaniemi, Helsinki,
between 29.6.-1.7.2007. Tuska’s 10th anniversary Friday will feature
a very special guest, as one the truest black metallers of all time,
Immortal (NOR) take the stage at Kaisaniemi. More of the program as
well as a limited run of special priced Tuska 2007 -tickets will be
available at the Finnish Metal Expo in February. Stay tuned.
As mentioned, Tuska-Festival will also be strongly present at the third
annual Finnish Metal Expo at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, on 16.-17.2.2007.
Finnish Metal Expo, the long hair Disneyland, provides everything you
ever wanted in metal: live-shows, instrument clinics, exhibition stands
from record labels, merchandise, equipment etc. The Finnish Metal Awards-gala
will once again distribute the glory to the deserving on Friday Feb
16 on the Main Stage. Complete line-up and list of exhibitors to be
announced in December. www.fme.fi
Additional information on everything regarding Tuska-Festival and the
Finnish Metal Expo:
Outi Alander [email protected] +358 40 510
Niklas Nuppola [email protected] +358
40 552 74 94
Jouni Markkanen [email protected] +358
500 574 636 (Booking)
Finnish Metal Events Oy
Fredrikinkatu 61 A 4. krs,
Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2007: Kaisaniemi, Helsinki, 29.6.-1.7.2007.
Finnish Metal Expo: Cable Factory, Helsinki, 16.-17.2.2007. www.fme.fi
- OBITUARY Confirm Cover Of Frozen Alive DVD Recorded Live In Warsaw
This release cannot be missed by a genuine Obituary fan as it constitutes
a live review of the band's music, featuring songs both old and new,
all testifying to the musicians' technical perfection, charisma, and
excellence. It includes lots of sensational bonus materials for the
fan's enjoyment such as "Insane" video, an interview with
Frank Watkins & Trevor Peres, an interview with John & Donald
Tardy, documentaries and more! Also available in a limited DVD+CD swing
case edition - including a CD with songs recorded at the concert!
DVD track list:
1. (Intro: Rain)
2. Redneck Stomp
3. On the Floor
5. Chopped in Half
6. Turned Inside Out
8. (Internal Bleeding Intro)
9. Internal Bleeding
10. Back to One
11. Find the Arise
12. Back Inside
13. Threatening Skies
14. By the Light
15. (Kill for Me Intro)
16. Kill for Me
17. Solid State
18. Stand Alone
19. Back from the Dead
21. Slow Death
22. 'Til Death
23. Slowly We Rot
+ bonus video material
"Frozen Alive" DVD/DVD+CD will be released on 27th November.
- BLACKMORE'S NIGHT To Release Winter Carols On Locomotive
Locomotive Sends A Christmas Gift To The World With The November
7th Release Of Winter Carols By BLACKMORE'S NIGHT
"Ritchie Blackmore has been known worldwide for his guitar shredding
in Deep Purple and Rainbow. He has also shown hints of his penchant
for medieval music in both of those bands. That 18th and 19th Century
love, though, has only truly come to the fore within the acoustic context
of his "renaissance rock project, Blackmore's Night. The seven-piece
band, featuring the airy vocals of his lovely wife, Candice Night, who
has been compared to Stevie Nicks and Karen Carpenter, has been an ongoing
passion of the guitarist's since 1997. On November 24th, Locomotive
Records will release a very special holiday album, Winter Carols.
"The holiday season has always embodied joy, love, peace and togetherness,
says Candice. "We are entranced by the magic of the season. The
sentiments of the holidays are what we try to express in our music year
round – so this CD is a natural progression. All the music we
craft and create has always been about love, unity and friendship. These
songs as a whole are beautiful unifying carols. Feel the warmth of friendship!
Everyone can join in.
"The origin of the word `carol' means `dance,' adds Ritchie. "I
am naturally attracted to these melodies. As a kid, I would go from
house to house during the holiday time and sing them just to earn some
money. As an adult, I thought I could play them and make more money!
1) Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Come All Ye Faithful
2) I Saw Three Ships
3) Winter (Basse Dance)
4) Ding Dong Merrily On High
6) Good King Wenceslas
7) Lord Of The Dance/Simple Gifts
8) We Three Kings
9) Wish You Were Here
11) Christmas Eve
12) We Wish You A Merry Christmas
- CHIMAIRA In Studio With Andy Sneap; Expect Early Spring 2007 Release
Last week producer Andy Sneap (Nevermore, Arch Enemy, Killswitch
Engage) recorded drum tracks for "Resurrection" in
Cleveland with original Chimaira drummer Andols Herrick who is now back
(in Chimaira) by popular demand; Andy Sneap will be mixing the
album once it is completed. Expect to see this recording in stores
Spring 2007 on Ferret Records.
Vocalist Mark Hunter explains, "This is our fourth album
and we as a band, are collectively and for the first time ever, in synch
and in a "positive" new headspace; we are all really excited
about the new material.
"Resurrection" features 13 songs; of which two of those
songs will be added as bonus tracks for a special limited edition simultaneous
worldwide release; plus, an added bonus documentary of "the
making of Resurrection" directed by Todd Bell. Todd directed Chimaira's
last DVD and at last fans can expect the loose ends from their (DVD
The Dehumanizing Process) to be tied together with this special bonus
In matching the new Chimaira material which is like the musical equivalent
of a sledgehammer to the face; the band announces that their cover art
will be done by legendary artist Paul Booth.
For more information on chimaira head to www.myspace.com/chimaira
or watch weekly webisodes created by the band at www.youtube.com/chimairatube.
- Devilish Impressions Sign To Conquer Records; Tour Dates Announced
DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS who has signed records deal with British label
Conquer Records in June 2006 has been confirmed as a main support act
for AETERNUS on their European tour in November/December this year.
The band will be promoting their latest effort "Plurima Mortis
Imago which is out now.
The band's first official release consists of 9 new compositions, plus
- as a special bonus - video clip to SataniChaoSymphony. DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS
new album may be a big step forward on the Avant-Garde Black/Death metal
scene, as this time the band goes even further to gain more brutality
combined with unique atmosphere and a subtle melody of each track. According
to one of the band's member: " (...) it is a record for every metal
fan, as it contains a mass of technical death metal riffs as well as
essential dose of original melodies, breathtakingly fast blasts, raging
vocals and beautiful keyboard passages, enveloped in a totally sick
and furious atmosphere of all-pervading coldness, rebellion and licentiousness!
With this record we want to prove that not everything within this field
has been said. Moving across the genre makes it possible to distance
oneself and play the music a little differently, but without losing
the original spirit of what metal has always been, is and what it should
be in the future!!! (Quazarre)
One of "Plurima Mortis Imago" producers is Arek Malczewski,
who is also the producer and sound engineer for Behemoth, Vesania, Asgaard
and Lost Soul amongst others. Editing and mixing were carried out in
the home studio of Asgaard's keyboard player, Wojtek Kostrzewa, and
finally the album was mastered by the Wieslawski Brothers of the Hertz
Studio in Bialystok (Vader, Decapitated, Hate etc.).
- Moonlight rescheduled release date of their new album.
Integrated In The System Of Guilt will be issued on 27th November on
Metal Mind Productions. New material was recorded in August, in Fonoplastykon
studio with Marcin Bors as the sound engineer. Andrzej Kutys: "The
album is heavy and powerful but also lyrical, psychedelic and disco-like;
it is full of noises as well as beautiful melodies& The songs interleave,
thus creating a musical whole. Also, you are in for a big surprise
as, for the first time in the band's history, we have a guest on the
album! Adam Sypula from Ctrl-Alt-Del joined Maja on vocals in one track.
In our opinion, it is the best Moonlight album."
As part of promotion Moonlight supported Polish act Riverside during
their Second Live Syndrome II Tour in Poland. Moonlight comments: "Seven
days on the tour. We love to play gigs and this time we had great fun
too. First time we played for people who didn't know our works. It was
a quite different audience then we are used to. This people listened
very carefully to everything we wanted to present them. We had a lot
of positive emotions about it&. Friends from Riverside turned out
to be great companions to talk not only about music. We hope to meet
with them on next tour. We would like to greet our "old" and
"new" listeners and first of all Riverside - It was a sensational
"Integrated In The System Of Guilt" is the Moonlight's 10th
Tracklist (English language version):
3. Come with me
5. For better days
6. Not my politics
Maja Konarska - vocal
Andrzej Kutys - guitar
Michal Podciechowski - bass guitar
Kuba Maciejewski - keyboards
Krzysztof Medrala - drums
- PROFUNDI: Ex-NAGLFAR Frontman Launches Official Website, MP3 Sound
Clips From Entire Album Available
Ex-NAGLFAR frontman Jens Ryden has officially launched the PROFUNDI
to prepare for the release of his debut album The Omega Rising to be
released in North America via Profound Lore Records (www.profoundlorerecords.com)
on November 21st in a very limited edition specially designed
digipack (1000 units) with a stunning 24 page booklet that will
contain exclusive artwork done by Ryden himself.
On the "News" section of the Profundi website (not the "Download"
section), you can download excerpts from the entire album to get
a good taste of what The Omega Rising will offer. Just simply scroll
down a bit until you see all the tracks where you can simply click
on to hear.
For more info, please visit:
PO Box 12046
- SICK OF IT ALL Tribute Album Our Impact Will Be Felt Featuring
Rise Against, Hatebreed, Bleeding Through And More In Stores January
One of the most influential bands in the history of hard music, Sick
Of It All, are celebrating their 20th year as a band. In honor of this
mark in history Sick Of It All are releasing a tribute album entitled
"Our Impact Will Be Felt" with many of today's leading bands
covering their favorite songs by the band. This album will be in stores
on January 23rd, 2007 through Abacus Recordings.
As one of the longest standing bands still proudly waving the flag of
New York Hardcore, Sick Of It All have made their mark as one of the
cornerstones of hard music, proving that heart, hard work and dedication
to hardcore is about more than just the music and an image, it's a way
of life. Since their inception in 1986; Sick Of It All have released
9 full length albums, toured the world countless times, have been hailed
in such publications as Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Alternative
Press, Penthouse, Revolver, Guitar World and more and can currently
be seen on FUSE and MTV's Headbangers Ball. Still exhibiting as much
energy as the day they started, Sick Of It All are not slowing down
in the least with their latest release "Death To Tyrants"
soaring the charts and their energetic live show engaging thousands
across the globe.
"Everything they do is an inspiration. They have been together
during three different decades -- not for the money, the glory, or the
fame, but for the love and spirit of the music. There is no other band
that has captured the true heart of hardcore like Sick Of It All."
- Brandan Schieppati - Bleeding Through
"(Sick Of It All) shaped the way I write songs which is still present
to this day. It's a complete honor to be a part of this tribute."
- Joe Principe - Rise Against
Our Impact Will Be Felt
(not final tracklisting, more tba)
Bane "We Stand Alone
Bleeding Through "The Truth"
Bouncing Souls "Good Lookin' Out"
Hatebreed "Shut Me Out"
Ignite "Cease Fire"
Kill Your Idols "Friends Like You"
Madball "Give Respect"
Most Precious Blood "Alone"
Napalm Death "Who Sets The Rules"
Pennywise "My Life"
Rise Against "Built To Last"
Sepultura "Scratch The Surface"
Stretch Armstrong "Busted"
Suicide Machines "Goatless"
Unearth "Clobberin Time/What's Going On"
Walls Of Jericho "Us Vs. Them"
- GLAUKOM SYNOD: Uczulony / Out now!
The new demo of GLAUKOM SYNOD, entitled "Uczulony", is out
Expect more than 40 minutes of sounds crushing between Industrial, extreme
metal, dark electronic...
It contains few remixes, such as the ones of ABYSSAL SUFFERING (Brutal
death) or KABUTOGANI (Electronic/ experimental)
It comes as a CDr, with clean and neat xeroxed cover/ inlay.
Trades are welcome,
For more infos: http://glaukomsynod.site.voila.fr
For mp3s: http://www.myspace.com/glaukomsynod
- Somberlain launches new website
It's available the new website of the death metal band Somberlain.
The new version has a layout based on the new band's album and was created
by the band's guitarist, Diego Lucena.
Somberlain will release in the next weeks a surprise for the fans, besides
of news about the band's debut. Visit www.somberlain.com.br
- VIOLENT STORM, the new band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE'S
NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino, has posted the song "War No More",
featuring K.K. Downing of JUDAS PRIEST on lead guitar, at www.violentstorm.net.
The track comes off the group's new album, "Storm Warning",
which was released yesterday (Oct. 23) in Europe. The CD, which was
released in Japan in June, was produced by K.K. Downing (his first production
credit outside of JUDAS PRIEST), and features guest appearances by Downing,
Yngwie Malmsteen and Roy Z (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON).
- HAMMERFALL no. 1 in sweden!!!
The hammer has fallen: "Threshold", the new album of Swedish
Metal kings HAMMERFALL, has entered the official Swedish album charts
on no. 1! It's the bands first # 1 in their home country since 2000's
effort "Renegade". Congratulations!
- THERION new album title revealed
Sweden's THERION has set Gothic Kabbalah as the title of the new album,
due in early 2007.
The band will team up with GRAVE DIGGER and SABATON for European tour
beginning on January 17 in Essen, Germany. A complete list of tour dates
can be found at the THERION website!
THERION will play with a full symphonic orchestra, choir, plus international
opera stars on December 9, 2006 at the Palace Hall in Bucharest, Romania.
- ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET in the studio again!
Our shooting stars ONE MAN ARMY (with Ex-THE CROWN frontman Johan Lindstrand
in it´s ranks) are in the studio again in order to record the
follow up to the killer debut "21st Century Killing Machine".
The name of the second album will be "Error In Evolution".
Expect another masterpiece of Deaththrashin' Rock´n´Roll!
An early March 2007 release ins expected.
The album will be recorded by Ex-bass player Valle Adzic (IMPIOUS).
These new tracks will be on the album:
01. Mine for the Taking
02. The Supreme Butcher
03. Such a Sick Boy
04. Knights in Satan's Service
05. Battlefield Paradise
06. Heaven Knows No Pain
07. Nightmare in Ashes And Blood
08. The Sun Never Shines
09. He's Back (The Man behind the Mask) – Alice Cooper coverversion!
10. See Them Burn
12. Hail the King
Please notice that the final order of the songs could be changed!
For regular studio updates check the ONE MAN ARMY homepage www.onemanarmy.tv!
- THE HAUNTED New Ecard for “The Dead Eye” online!
Swedish THE HAUNTED are deservedly labelled one of the most influential
bands in the field of modern heavy music and with their newest masterpiece
“The Dead Eye” (European Street Date: October 30, 2006)
they are more than prepared to collect the merits for one of this year’s
most daring and fascinating efforts.
you can preview the new album with the two new tracks “The Medication”
and “The Drowning” as well as check out detailed info on
the album, the band and regularly updated tour dates. Furthermore, you
can participate in a competition offering you the chance to win a hand
drawn sketch by singer Peter Dolving as well as watch several exclusive
So, surf there now & stare into “The Dead Eye”!
- Witches Brew presents: SCYTHE "Decay" CD
Order your copy now and get pounded by the heavy oldschool Death Metal
of 'Bitterness' or float away on an atmospheric composition like 'Pretending
Not To See'. This new masterpiece offers the perfect mixture between
both extremes ! Add to that some oriental seasonings for a well rounded
and varied 4th album somewhere between UNLEASHED and 90s VOIVOD.
Listen to both songs mentioned above:
Here for Bitterness
Here for Pretending Not to See
Conveniently order at these locations:
USA / Canada / Mexico visit www.thebasar.org/NorthAmerica
New Zealand / Australia / South East Asia visit www.thebasar.org/AustralAsia
Europe visit www.thebasar.org
Support a small label / band, spread this newsletter to all your Metal
- CANNIBAL CORPSE recaps Australia/New Zealand tour!
We have just returned from a very successful tour of Australia and New
Zealand. We would like to thank the guys at Soundworks Touring for doing
such a great job with the organization and promotion of the tour.
Thanks also go out to Darren and all at Stomp for the help they gave
us before and during the tour, and to the clubs and local promoters
that helped make the tour possible.
We would also like to say thanks and hello to Psycroptic, Plague, and
Ulcerate. It was great to share the stage with such killer bands while
we were down there.
Finally, and most importantly, we would like to say a huge thank you
to all of the fans who attended the shows in Australia and New Zealand.
We had not been to Australia in many years, and we had never been to
New Zealand, so we were not entirely sure what to expect. The size and
enthusiasm of the crowds was even greater than we had hoped for, and
we wanted to make sure you all knew how much we appreciate that. We
got the chance to hang out with a lot of friends old and new, and you
all made the long trip and hectic schedule (8 shows in 8 days, with
flights between each city) more than worth the effort for us. We'll
make sure that we return to Australia and New Zealand a lot more often,
because you guys rule!
- Soulless News
We are very proud to announce that Soulless have signed with far east
metal foundry WorldChaos Production. We are honored to be alongside
such metal greats as Terror Squad, Kings Evil, Grimforce and many others.
WorldChaos is a label of integrity with an amazing work ethic known
for putting exceptional effort into all of their releases. We are privileged
to be able to work with them once again. Tracking for the record has
been completed at Spider Studios in Strongsville, Ohio and we will begin
mixing as soon as producer Ben Schigel's schedule allows. Artwork duties
will once again be handled by the amazing Matt Cavotta. The record will
be mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge Studios. We will have
a solid release date soon. The album will be entitled "Forever
Defiant" and there will be a limited edition Japanese version containing
two exclusive bonus tracks.
The track list is as follows:
The Price of Life
The Hunt (Subtle)
The Devil's Hand
Of Liars and Thieves...
Betray the Light
Prey on the Weak
To the Death
Dead to Me
Straight to Hell
As Darkness Dawns
Thrash 'til Death!
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Join the Soulless Legions today!
- THE ACCURSED To Release 'Seasons Of The Scythe' On Halloween.
It's very fitting that the extreme metal quintet THE ACCURSED should
release their full-length debut, "Seasons of the Scythe",
on Halloween. After all, this is a band that signed their recording
contract in blood — their own blood. "They really did sign
in their own blood," admits Screaming Ferret Wreckords founder
Timothy A. Koukos. "I had no clue they were going to do that. Signed
it with a pen then pulled out knives and started cutting their hands."
Hailing from New Bedford, Massachusetts, THE ACCURSED is comprised of
Jonathan Helme on vocals, Helme's brother Chris on drums, guitarists
Tim Giblin and Loki, and bassist George Pacheco. And although "Scythe"
is the group's first full-length, THE ACCURSED have already shared the
stage with some of metal's most renowned names — BEHEMOTH, NILE,
BEYOND THE EMBRACE, BODY COUNT, NUCLEAR ASSAULT and M.O.D.
While such song titles as "Slaughter of the Gods", "Land
of the Dead", and "I Am Famine" show that THE ACCURSED
posses a serious dark streak, singer Helme wants fans to have fun on
their forthcoming supporting tour. "When we play live, I want to
see old-style circle pits. If people want to get in the pit to have
a good time, they should be able to. Too many people get seriously hurt
at shows now. It's like they forgot how to dance right."
From the first cutting riff, it becomes immediately clear that the unholy
offspring of classic thrash and death metal presented by The Accursed
on Seasons Of The Scythe is the result of years of listening and learning.
Well-versed in all things heavy, The Accursed spew forth a lethal dose
of musical toxin that proudly carries on the metal tradition. Exuding
the venomous snarl of a young and angry James Hetfield, vocalist Jonathan
Helme leads this sadistic platoon - brother Chris on drums, guitarists
Tim Giblin and Loki, and bassist George Pacheco - into vicious sonic
battle with nods to the likes of Death, Slayer, Venom, At The Gates
and Anthrax along the way.
The Accursed combines a youthful exuberance with all that was good about
metal of years past. They have already shared the stage with such extreme
music greats as Behemoth, Nile, Beyond The Embrace, Body Count, Nuclear
Assault and MOD while playing festivals like the Milwaukee and New Jersey
Metalfests and the Northern Aggression festival.
The Accursed has a commitment to their craft not often seen. "We
signed our contract in our own blood… I proposed to my wife on
stage at one of our shows… we drove thirty hours to play a show
in Minneapolis…." says Helme. "As long as there is a
last breath in me, I'll never stop playing."
And what does The Accursed want fans to get from their music? "Whiplash!"
A track listing for "Seasons Of The Scythe" includes:
1. Deities and Demigods/Sawtoothsmile
2. Seasons Of The Scythe
3. Fire Of 1000 Cries
4. I Am Famine
5. Aftermath Of Sorrow
6. The Rider
7. Land Of The Dead
8. Slaughter Of The Gods
9. Cold Is The Grave
10. Funeral March
11. The Black Thrash
12. Armageddon Eulogy
Official web sites:
- SODOM TOUR EUROPE
Support: FINNTROLL, LEGION OF THE DAMNED
presented by ROCK HARD, LEGACY, Metal.de
26.12.2006 (NL) AMSTERDAM / Melkweg
27.12.2006 (D) OSNABRÜCK-GEORGSMARIENHÜTTE / Eventcenter B
28.12.2006 (D) BOCHUM / Zeche
29.12.2006 (B) ANTWERP / Hof Ter Loo
30.12.2006 (D) KARLSRUHE / Substage
31.12.2006 (CH) PRATTELN / Z 7
Ticket-Hotline METALTIX (only Germany)
04627/18 38 38
- ROB HALFORD TO DEBUT FIRST NEW 'HALFORD' TRACK IN FOUR YEARS; FIVE
AUDIO TITLES, RARE 'FIGHT' AUDIO TITLE AND BONUS FILM FOOTAGE FORTHCOMING
This November will see a flurry of release from one of heavy metal's
all-time great voices, Judas Priest's Rob Halford. Rob's solo band 'Halford'
make an unforgettable and exclusive return to Apple's iTunes Music Store
this fall. On November 21, 2006 Halford will debut its first new track
in more than four years: 'Forgotten Generation' exclusively @ Apple.com/iTunes/store
- keyword: Halford.
One week later - on November 28, 2006 - three (3) full-length Halford
albums: 'Resurrection' with bonus material (2000/2006), 'Live Insurrection'
(2001/2006), and 'Crucible' with bonus material (2002/2006) will re-release
after being re-acquired earlier this year. 'Resurrection' signaled Halford's
glorious metallic return, and featured a duet with Iron Maiden's Bruce
Dickinson, 'The One You Love To Hate.' The ensuing tour was faithfully
documented on 'Live Insurrection,' which combined new Halford and Fight
tracks with such Priest classics as 'Stained Class,' 'Genocide,' and
'Breaking the Law.' Halford's sophomore studio set, 'Crucible,' showed
the group continuing to gel as one of metal's fiercest outfits, before
the singer returned to front the classic Judas Priest line-up once more.
All titles are available exclusively @ Apple.com/iTunes/store - keyword:
The new 'Halford: Metal God Essentials - Volume 1' (2006) release features
fifteen (15) outstanding tracks from Rob's early solo days right up
to the inclusion of two new Halford tracks from the current 'Halford
IV' writing sessions: 'Forgotten Generation' and 'Drop Out.'
The first Halford Expanded Singles EP: 'Silent Screams' (2006) is the
fifth Halford title to release on November 28, 2006. Rob Halford's original
1999 demonstration recording of 'Silent Screams;' is bundled with three
additional Halford versions. Bonus 'Silent Screams' film footage previewing
next year's 'Halford - Live at Rock In Rio III (2001/2007) film release
is included with your full-EP digital download purchase. Exclusively
available @ Apple.com/iTunes/store - keyword: Halford.
MGE's sixth release is a very rare, full-length 'Fight' demonstration
recording: 'K5 The War Of Words Demos' (1992/2006). K5 features The
Metal God's first written material and recorded performances as a solo
artist (1992); PLUS, five (5) previously unreleased Rob Halford songs;
reflecting Rob's original vision of his first solo effort. Available
exclusively @ Apple.com/iTunes/store - keyword: Fight.
Each Halford and Fight K5 iTunes full album and EP digital pack features:
mastered audio, new & enhanced art, expanded liner notes and exclusive
media @ RobHalford.com
with your iTunes order number, PLUS exclusive, bonus film footage of
The Metal God & band is packaged with your full-album and EP iTunes
digital download purchase.
Halford's new video 'Forgotten Generation' debuts November 28, 2006
- keyword: Halford.
Save on your own early purchase and gift Halford and Fight to your family
and friends; 'The Halford and Fight iTunes pre-sale' begins November
21, 2006 - November 27, 2006.
Halford are: Rob Halford - vox, Metal Mike Chlasciak and Roy Z. - Guitars,
Bobby Jarzombek - Drums, and Mike Davis - Bass.
Tracklisting for 'Halford: Metal God Essentials - Volume 1' includes:
1) Resurrection (Resurrection 2000/2006)
2) Made In Hell (Resurrection 2000/2006)
3) Screaming In The Dark (Live Insurrection 2001/2006)
4) Golgotha (Crucible 2002/2006)
5) Silent Screams 1999 Demo (1999/2006)
6) Crystal (Crucible 2002/2006)
7) Into The Pit (New K5 - 1992/2006)
8) Nailed To The Gun (New K5 - 1992/2006)
9) Slow Down (Resurrection 2000/2006)
10) Forgotten Generation (New - 2006)
11) Drop Out (New - 2006)
12) Locked and Loaded (Resurrection 2000/2006)
13) War Of Words (New K5 - 1992/2006)
14) Sun (Crucible 2002/2006)
15) Trail Of Tears (Crucible 2002/2006)
Additional details available at: www.RobHalford.com
|December 17th, 2006
- Imperious Malevolence - new album out now!!!
"Where Demons Dwell" CD
EVIL DEATH METAL
New album of this well-known Brazilian Evil Death Metal band. With such
a vast experience on stage (3 European Tours) and several releases out,
IMPERIOUS MALEVOLENCE presents us now an extremly brutal and musically
12 tracks of pure Evil Death Metal. The CD still includes a CD-Rom track
video of the song "Arquiteto da Destruição"
2. Divine Disease
3. The Christcrusher
4. We Evoke Thee
5. Everlasting Hell Damnation
6. Midnight Bleeding Death
7. Pure Infestation of Evil
9. From Flesh To Nothingness
10. Icon of Filth
11. Adventus Caligo
12. Where Demons Dwell
13. CD-Rom track video "Arquitetos da Destruição"
One more greatly awaited release of Evil Horde Rec!
ORDER NOW FROM:
SHIELD “The Last Of My Kind” cruz17
RELEASE DATE: 20/11/06
Crescent Shield's sound, tight and fierce, is the sum of years and years
spent playing, living, and breathing Heavy Metal Music - born and developed
by true Heavy Metal musicians capable of recreating and further expanding
the glorious sound of the US Metal school.
With slabs of the most refined Jag Panzer, Mercyful Fate, Fates Warning,
"The Last Of My Kind" moves through epic and melodic atmospheres,
maintaining the tension high with a sharp and creative guitar sound
matched by one of the most impressive vocal performances in today's
metal music. The strong, precise, and solid rhythm section delivers
an inspired and clean performance that will make "The Last of My
Kind" a classic heavy metal release for the years to come.
The beautiful artwork of the album was especially created for Crescent
Shield by IMAGE/ DC/ MARVEL Artist Gerry Alanguilan.
The package will contain a killer 16 page booklet layout was done by
heavy metal's artwork and packaging master Travis Smith.
Michael Grant (Onward) vocals
Daniel DeLucie (Destiny's End) guitars
Melanie Sisneros (New Eden/Sinergy) bass
Craig Anderson (Ignite/Engine) drums
CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC and CRESCENT SHIELD have issued a promotional podcast
of “The Last Of My Kind”, with full-length songs (with voice-overs)
available on streaming and for download.
It was the express willing of the band, who felt necessary to provide
fans any tool available to enjoy their music.
As a label we often think on how to meet people’s desire
to know beforehand what they’re buying, what is the best way to
provide an useful service to fans, but at the same time, how to protect
both musicians and label from illegal exploitation or use (read: illegal
album downloading) of the rights connected to the music.
So we fulfilled band’s wishes, thinking it is a good middle point
in the issue and agreed for the first time to put online a full release
of our catalogue.
T-shirts available soon!
- ANTIQUUS “Eleutheria” cruz22
RELEASE DATE: 20/11/06
Mixing the raw, old-school traditions of their 80's metal influences
with fresh, melodic, and more modern elements, Vancouver’s ANTIQUUS
is a band that eclipses the power and prog-metal genres, crafting a
sound that can only be described with one word: EPIC.
With “Eleutheria” Antiquus offer an audacious release to
all Metal fans, daring to break the boundaries of nowadays mostly unexciting
metal scene. “Eleutheria” it’s an album that will
slowly but constantly grow on the listeners, building and strengthening
itself piece by piece, song after song.
It’s an exciting experience for all fans of true heavy metal,
Slough Feg, Manilla Road, but also a pleasant discover for those who
love the emotions of progressive metal, where the lyrics, the music,
the atmospheres are all merged into one musical experience.
“Eleutheria” was recorded at Turtle Studio, engineered by
Brad Graham, and mixed by Larry Anschell (who has worked with Paul Rogers,
Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains).
Later “Eleutheria” was mastered by Goran Finnberg (In Flames,
Soilwork) at Mastering Room, Stockholm, Sweden.
Preview available here.
- ANGTORIA writing intro to new Cradle of Filth release
Sarah Jezebel Deva posted the following to both the Angtoria message
board and to the once official Cradle of Filth board:
"Angtoria was kindly asked to write the intro to the new CoF album
Thornography. Of course we jumped at the chance and although i didnt
take part in the writing myself, im damn proud of the composing and
producing brothers Chris and Tommy Rehn.
So er... go buy it and spread the word... "
The track in question is called "Under Pregnant Skies She Comes
Alive Like Miss Leviathan." The CD is out now
Aggy Anger hits the world !!!
Don´t miss this short animated hardcore Tim Burton-style Helloweenstory
- First LEAVES' EYES DVD in preparation!
After a fantastic Tour around the globe LEAVES' EYES will tour the USA,
Canada and Mexico together with BLIND GUARDIAN in November/December.
At Christmas the band will start the production of their first DVD which
will include a complete movie with a lot of interesting background information.
Moreover, the band is planning an indoor and an outdoor show with special
stage- and show elementsexclusively for the DVD. More information is
coming up soon!
- Rigor Sardonicous 'Parasitosis' video re-edit
Our video 'Parasitosis' which was featured on our album 'Apocalypsis
Damnare' (2005) has been re-edited to the drsire that we strove for
initially, but due to time constraints we could not fully complete.
Here it is in all it's glory.
Warning: This video depicts actual and graphic violence and death. Ask
your parents for permission first...
Sui Generis Media
- Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising Tour
Updated show information for the forthcoming Candlelight II: Phoenix
Rising tour featuring Dark Funeral, Enslaved and introducing Abigail
Williams are noted below. The tour, sponsored by Metal Maniacs
and Blabbermouth is confirmed at the following venues.
Jan 09 - Jaxx Nite Club, Springfield VA
Jan 10 - BB King Blues Club, New York NY
Jan 11 - Le Medley, Montreal QC
Jan 12 - L'Imperial, Quebec City QC
Jan 13 - Opera House, Toronto ON
Jan 14 - Peabody's, Cleveland OH
Jan 15 - Pearl Room, Mokena IL
Jan 16 - Station 4, St. Paul MN
Jan 19 - Boardwalk, Sacramento CA
Jan 20 - Pound, San Francisco CA
Jan 21 - Key Club, Los Angeles CA
Jan 22 - Galaxy Theater, Santa Ana CA
Jan 23 - Clubhouse, Phoenix AZ
Jan 25 - Bluebird Theater, Denver CO
Jan 26 - Launch Pad, Albuquerque NM
Jan 27 - Texas Avenue Live, El Paso TX
Jan 28 - Sanctuary, San Antonio TX
Jan 29 - Ridgelea Theatre, Dallas TX
Jan 30 - Warehouse Live, Houston TX
Feb 01 - State Theatre, Tampa FL
Feb 02 - Jesters Pub, Fayetteville NC
Feb 03 - The Chance, Poughkeepsie NY
Feb 04 - Webster Theater, Hartford CT
Feb 05 - Mark's Showplace, Bedford NH
Feb 07 - Petit Theatre Du Vieux Noranda, Royun-Noranda QC
Feb 08 - Jubliee Centre, Sudbury, QC
Candlelight Records USA
- DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS who has signed records deal with British label
Conquer Records in June 2006 has been confirmed as a main support act
for AETERNUS on their European tour in November/December this year.
The band will be promoting their latest effort – “Plurima
Mortis Imago” which is out now.
The band’s first official release consists of 9 new compositions,
plus - as a special bonus - video clip to "SataniChaoSymphony”.
DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS’ new album may be a big step forward on the
Avant-Garde Black/Death metal scene, as this time the band goes even
further to gain more brutality combined with unique atmosphere and a
subtle melody of each track. According to one of the band’s member:
" (...) it is a record for every metal fan, as it contains a mass
of technical death metal riffs as well as essential dose of original
melodies, breathtakingly fast blasts, raging vocals and beautiful keyboard
passages, enveloped in a totally sick and furious atmosphere of all-pervading
coldness, rebellion and licentiousness! With this record we want to
prove that not everything within this field has been said. Moving across
the genre makes it possible to distance oneself and play the music a
little differently, but without losing the original spirit of what metal
has always been, is and what it should be in the future!!!" (Quazarre)
One of “Plurima Mortis Imago” producers is Arek Malczewski,
who is also the producer and sound engineer for Behemoth, Vesania, Asgaard
and Lost Soul amongst others. Editing and mixing were carried out in
the home studio of Asgaard’s keyboard player, Wojtek Kostrzewa,
and finally the album was mastered by the Wieslawski Brothers of the
Hertz Studio in Bialystok (Vader, Decapitated, Hate etc.).
-Upcoming TOURS and shows in EU & UK 2006/2007
-Members of ASGAARD, LUNA AD NOCTUM
-Songs on CD-Compilations: Terrorizer (UK), 2x Zero-Tolerance
(UK), Legacy (GER), Metallian (FR) Necromance Mag, Brutallica Mag.,+
-1 video-clip promoting an album (to be played on TV)
-CD including 1 video clip
- Metal Blade Records signs Since The Flood!
I'm pleased to announce Metal Blade Records has officially inked a worldwide
deal with the brutal North Shore/Boston Massachusetts hardcore band
Since the Flood. Since The Flood's debut release, No Compromise will
mark the bands follow up to the underground hit Valor and Vengeance
which came out through Iron Clad Recordings (Unearth frontman Trevor
Phipps' label) in February 2005. No Compromise, recorded at Outpost
Studios in Stoughton, MA with Jim Siegal (Blood for Blood, Cave In,
and the Dropkick Murphys), shows the band heading in a more focused
and intense direction with the end results being a far more concentrated
hardcore record than anything they have done in the past. "There's
no doubt in our mind that both old fans, and new, will be very surprised
and pleased with the direction we've gone musically since Valor and
Vengeance" states the band.
No Compromise will be released in early 2007. More information and tour
dates will be released shortly.
Since The Flood is:
Luke Buckbee – drums
Kevin Leary – guitars
Chuck Bouley - vocals
Dave Stauble – guitars
Rob Deangelis – bass
- Metal Blade Records signs AEON!
I am very pleased to announce the signing of AEON, one of our latest
additions to the Metal Blade family. Known for their technicality and
sheer brutality AEON has made a place for themselves among the leaders
of the death metal community by creating excruciatingly heavy, yet catchy
songs that have caught the attention death metal heavy weights Cannibal
Corpse, who are some of their biggest supporters. "AEON's musicianship
is among the best in death metal, but their songwriting is what truly
sets them apart. It's rare to find a death metal band that is simultaneously
crushingly brutal and infectiously catchy. AEON is one of those rare
bands" states Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster.
Not content with merely playing extremely fast, Aeon set out to take
death metal to a new level by having all the instruments "support"
each other while taking the time to create superior riffs, lyrics and
vocal patterns with thought behind them. With the band already working
on new material for their Metal Blade debut and tours already in the
works, you can expect to see great things from this Swedish death metal
Here's what guitarist Zeb Nilsson had to say about their recent signing:
"This is the kind of deal we've been waiting for since we started
up as a band. We are all very exited about this new chapter for us,
and we already have 7 or 8 new songs done for our next album and they
all sound killer, I am very satisfied so far…"
Stay tuned for more information on Aeon's upcoming Metal Blade debut
and tour dates.
Tommy Dahlström - Vocals
Zeb Nilsson - Guitar
Daniel Dlimi - Guitar
Nils Fjellström - Drums
Max Carlberg – Bass
- Official Aeon forum
- Galy Records is proud to announce the signing of Anonymus
Galy Records is proud to announce the release of the forthcoming Anonymus
album 'Chapter Chaos begins'. This new album, produced by Jean-François
Dagenais (Kataklysm, Misery Index) and mastered by Peter In de Betou
(Meshuggah, Dimmu Borgir), contains ten songs of pure and ferocious
A well respected institution among the Quebec metal scene, Anonymus
have always delivered a live performance full of intensity and infectious
energy. They are without a doubt a driving force in the Canadian
metal scene. It’s with great pleasure that Galy Records announces
its partnership with Anonymus to add another blistering chapter to their
Listen to Anonymus here - http://www.myspace.com/anonymusmetal
- DEMON DOG SPERM JOINS THE OPEN GRAVE RECORDS FAMILY
Open Grave Records is pleased to announce the addition of Demon Dog
Sperm to the Open Grave Records family of artists. Demon Dog Sperm (also
known as D.D.S.) hails from Allentown, PA. Formed in 2005 with the lineup
of Sid (Vocals), Deron Christman (Guitar), Steve Lelong (Bass) and Dennis
Christman (Drums) and later adding Chris Reinhart as a second guitarist.
Having shared the stage with acts such as Clutch, Saliva, Exodus, Crisis,
3 Inches of Blood along with in 2005 having competed and won the Van's
Warped Tour Battle of the Bands and securing themselves a spot on The
Warped tour they have grown their number of fans to huge proportions.
Influences such as the oozing down tuned distortion of Acid Bath, Mortician,
Six Feet Under and the song flow of Clutch, Hatebreed, and Nothingface,
gives Demon Dog Sperm a solid music foundation and direction. Their
triple vocals attack, distinctive guitar sound, sonic bass and percussive
assault contribute to the bands originality. Demon Dog Sperm fills the
missing piece you've always been looking for in metal but couldn't put
your finger on it.
A track for the bands demo entitled, “Tumor” can be downloaded
via Open Grave Records website at http://www.opengraverecords.com.
Demon Dog Sperm will be entering the studio in late 2006 to begin recording
for their debut album on Open Grave Records which is scheduled for a
late fall release.
Demon Dog Sperm on the web:
- BLINDED COLONY’S “Bedtime Prayers” Album Pushed
Back To January Release Date
The sophomore release from Sweden’s BLINDED COLONY, “Bedtime
Prayers” has been pushed to January 9th Worldwide and January
12th in Europe. The primary reason for this stated delay can be cited
as a technical problem in the manufacturing and duplication process.
Both the Pivotal Rockordings label and BLINDED COLONY hope look forward
kicking off a new year on a STRONG note.
BLINDED COLONY recently posted their first single, “Once Bitten,
Twice Shy” from “Bedtime Prayers” onto their Myspace
and their Official
Website. The song has received great praise from fans and the band
looks forward to unleashing the video for “Once Bitten, Twice
Shy” which was directed by Thomas Tjäder (In Flames) in December/January.
Pivotal Rockordings will still be hosting a listening party in support
of Bedtime Prayers on November 14th at Metal Haven in Chicago at 8pm
CST. Directions and information about the event can be found on the
BLINDED COLONY Myspace
Page. At the listening party, fans can purchase Bedtime Prayers
before the release date in January, listen to the album all the way
through in the store, and participate in a “Meet and Greet”
with one of the owners of Pivotal Rockordings.
BLINDED COLONY will also be selling the album at all live appearances
prior to the official retail release of Bedtime Prayers as a way of
thanking their fans for their continued support.
BLINDED COLONY plan to hit the road next year for a European tour.
PIVOTAL ROCKORDINGS LLC (Record Label)
BLINDED COLONY (Sweden)
SONIC SYNDICATE (Sweden)
- STEEL ATTACK EXPANDS INTO PROGRESSIVE AND SYMPHONIC METAL REALM ON
TRENTON, NJ - Steel Attack’s fifth album “Diabolic Symphony”
is now released in the US through Locomotive Records.
The album, recorded at Black Lounges Studio in Avesta, Sweden, was mixed
by by Jonas Kjellgren and produced by Kjellgren and Steel Attack. “Diabolic
Symphony” is also the first album to be recorded with drummer
Tony Elfving, who was previously in Arcana Major and Lack of Faith with
vocalist Ronny Hemlin.
“Diabolic Symphony” is a clear departure from Steel Attack’s
traditional power metal style and explores the realms of heavy melodic
metal with symphonic progressive undertones.
“We all agreed it was time for a change,” said vocalist
Ronny Hemlin. “We felt we needed to mature musically and it was
also a natural progression due to the new blood in the band.”
The CD includes a bonus video for the track "Diabolic Symphony,”
directed by Owe Lingvall, drummer of Nocturnal Rites.
“The video plays out a very dark story of a mentally disturbed
man trapped in a void - a dark space which is this man’s own Hell,”
said Hemlin. “He has been lured there by an enchanting diabolic
symphony. The story is also mixed with sequences of the band playing
in a “diabolical” environment."
The video is included on the Nuclear Blast compilation DVD “Monsters
Of Metal Volume 5,” released this past summer.
Steel Attack has currently returned to Lingvall’s studio to film
their second video from the album for the track “Invisible God.”
“Diabolic Symphony” Track Listing
Shallow Seas Of Hatred
Embraced By Fear
Show Me The Way
I Bow My Head In Shame
The Other Side
- INCUBUS PULLS THE PIN ON LIGHT GRENADES
MULTIPLATINUM QUINTET ANNOUNCES DATES FOR FIRST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
IN TWO YEARS
ALBUM IN STORES NOVEMBER 28TH
EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE OFFER CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT ENJOYINCUBUS.COM
New York, NY - Epic recording artists Incubus have announced dates for
their first North American tour in two years. The long-awaited road
jaunt kicks off January 5th at the Queen Elizabeth Theatrein Vancouver
and will cover 25 major cities across the U.S. and Canada.
The multiplatinum quintet (vocalist Brandon Boyd, guitarist Mike Einziger,
bassist Ben Kenney, DJ Chris Kilmore and drummer Jose Pasillas) will
be touring in support of their sixth studio release, LIGHT GRENADES.
The disc-a mix of hard rocking songs and sublime ballads-was recorded
in Atlanta and L.A. with acclaimed producer Brendan O'Brien (Audioslave,
Neil Young, Pearl Jam) and arrives in stores November 28th.
About the album, lead singer Brandon Boyd says, "It kicks, it bites,
it loves, it hurts. It's the closest we've come to being the band we
want to be."
To celebrate the release of this highly anticipated record, Incubus
is offering fans the opportunity to pre-order the album from www.enjoyincubus.com
and become eligible to purchase a pair of tickets to an upcoming show.
LIGHT GRENADES is generating serious buzz thanks to the early success
of hook-ridden lead single "Anna Molly." Since hitting the
airwaves just three weeks ago, the song has become a hit at rock radio
and recently ascended onto the Modern Rock Chart's Top 10. There will
be two versions of the "Anna Molly" companion video: the first
is a highly-charged cinematic clip directed by Jamie Thraves (Coldplay,
Death Cab For Cutie and Radiohead.). For the second, Incubus is teaming
with Verizon Wireless for an online promotion in which fans will "direct"
a special video that will stream on YouTube, Yahoo! Music, V CAST Service,
Boyd, Einziger and Pasillas formed Incubus in 1991 when they were high
school classmates in Calabasas, California. DJ Kilmore joined in 1998.
The band's big break came in 1999 with the singles, "Pardon Me,"
"Stellar" and "Drive" from their second full-length,
double-platinum-selling disc Make Yourself. The group's third album,
Morning View, released in 2001, debuted at number two on the album chart
and included the radio hits "Wish You Were Here," "Nice
to Know You" and "Warning." Kenney joined the band in
2003. The most recent release from Incubus, 2004's A Crow Left of the
Murder, achieved platinum status on the strength of the #1 radio hit,
After completing their North American Tour, Incubus will head overseas
for a string of international tour dates.
Tour dates are as follows:
Date - City - Venue
Jan. 5 - Vancouver, CA - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Jan. 6 - Seattle, WA - The Paramount
Jan. 7 - Portland, OR - Roseland
Jan. 9 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
Jan. 12 - San Diego, CA - SOMA
Jan. 13 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock
Jan. 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee
Jan. 17 - Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room
Jan. 18 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
Jan. 19 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
Jan. 21 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
Jan. 22 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock
Jan. 23 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Jan. 25 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
Jan. 26 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Jan. 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Jan. 30 - Boston, MA - Avalon
Jan. 31 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
Feb. 2 - Detroit, MI - State Theatre
Feb. 3 - Cleveland, OH - Agora
Feb. 4 - Toronto, ON - Koolhaus
Feb. 6 - Chicago, IL - Riviera
Feb. 7 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
Feb. 8 - Denver, CO - Fillmore
Feb. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern
|December 1st, 2006
- ROTTING CHRIST and CARPATHIAN FOREST Tour Europe
(+ Malevolent Creation + Incantation + Neuraxis)
14 Feb 07 Warsaw (PL) Progresja
15 Feb 07 Leipzig (DE) Hellriser
16 Feb 07 Wien (AU) Szene
17 Feb 07 Salzburg (AU) Rockhaus
18 Feb 07 Innsbruck (AU) Hafen
19 Feb 07 Plattern (CH) Z7
20 Feb 07 Strasbourg (FR) Laiterie
21 Feb 07 Paris (FR) Locomotive
22 Feb 07 Eindhoven (NL) Effenaar
23 Feb 07 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
24 Feb 07 Adelsheim (DE) Live Factory
25 Feb 07 Brno (CZ) Fledo
26 Feb 07 Bratislava (CZ) Randal
27 Feb 07 Este (PD) Sottosopra (IT) Rock Club
28 Feb 07 Munchen (DE) Metropolis
01 Mar 07 Osnabruck (DE) N8
02 Mar 07 Groningen (NL) Vera
03 Mar 07 Essen (DE) Turock
04 Mar 07 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
- Metal Maniacs presents DESTRUCTION w/ Sadus + Municipal Waste
20/01 Seattle,Wa @ The Showbox *
26/01 Denver,Co @ Hubba's House of rock
28/01 Minneapolis,Mn @ First Avenue
30/01 Sauget,Il @ Pop's
01/02 Toronto,On @ The Opera House
02/02 Montreal,Qc @ Foufounes Electriques
03/02 Quebec City,Qc @ L' Imperial
04/02 Boston,Ma @ The Middle East Club
06/02 Philadelphia,Pa @ First Uniterian Church
07/02 Springfield, Wv @ Jaxx
15/02 San Antonio,Tx @ White Rabbitt
* Seattlle Metalfest / Destruction only
MORE DATES COMING SOON!!! ... Thrash never dies..
- MELECHESH Confirmed for Arnhem Metal Meeting Fest
The Festival is set to take place on 9 December in Musis Sacrum in Arnhem,
The Netherlands. Confirmed bands are: Arch Enemy, Immolation, Tankard,
Moonsorrow, Ancient Rites, Necrophobic, Melechesh, Aeternus, Skyforger,
Anateus and Thronar [more bands to be confirmed] For more information
Melechesh was also interviewed by Sam Dunn for the upcoming "Global
Metal" film which is the follow up for "Metal: A Headbanger's
Journey" documentary co-directed by Scot Mcfadyen and Sam Dunn.
The Melechesh performance at the Opera House show in Toronto was also
filmed for the purpose of this movie.
- SLAYER New Album Banned In India By Christian Group
By Nyay Bhushan, New Delhi
Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd said Friday (Oct. 6) it will recall
all copies of the new Slayer album "Christ Illusion" following
protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF).
Early this week, Joseph Dias, general secretary of CSF, issued a statement
taking "strong exception" to the album's cover artwork, which
he said depicts "Christ with a missing eye and amputated arms."
He added, "we also condemn the track, 'Skeleton Christ' as the
lyrics are an insult to Christianity." The CSF also sent a memorandum
to Mumbai's police commissioner, adding that the album "will affect
the sensibilities of the Muslims on the track 'Jihad' and secular Indians
who have respect for all faiths."
Kaveri Khullar, marketing manager, EMI India said in an interview, "We
met with the CSF and were apologetic while assuring them that all copies
of the album would be pulled out. We have no plans of re-issuing it
in any way."
The "Christ Illusion" album had been on the shelves for only
a week. Khullar did not confirm the number of units released only stating,
"There weren't too many that we launched anyway."
The CSF had earlier protested against the Indian release of "The
Da Vinci Code" which led the Censor Board to instruct the India
distributor, Mumbai-based Sony Pictures Releasing India, to include
a notice to accompany the film to explain that it was a work of fiction.
- AT THE GATES Limited Picture LP Release Announced
The all-time classic "Slaughter Of The Soul" from Swedish
death-metallers At The Gates is being released as a Limited Picture
LP throughout the UK and Europe on October 16th. This exclusive vinyl
release (1500 copies) contains timelessly brutal tracks taken from the
original 1995 record plus six added tracks, as yet unreleased on vinyl.
This limited edition picture LP serves as a memorial to the band's legendary
power-fuelled, raw sound, which became the blueprint for Swedish Death
Metal. With original artwork designed by Kristian Wahlin this release
is a definite collectors item.
The full tracklisting for the LP is as follows:
01. Blinded by Fear
02. Slaughter of the Soul
04. Under A Serpent Sun
05. Into the Dead Sky
06. Suicide Nation
07. World of Lies
08. Unto Others
11. The Flames of the End
12. Legion (Slaughterlord cover)
13. The Dying (unreleased track)
14. Captor of Sin (Slayer cover)
15. Unto Others ('95 Demo)
16. Suicide Nation ('95 Demo)
17. Bister Verklighet (No Security cover)
You can check out a picture of the vinyl at:
The Limited Picture LP can also be pre-ordered at the UK/Europe webstore
- Crucial Blast is stoked to be releasing the new full length from Pittsburgh
death ray thrashers MICROWAVES.
If the Pittsburgh, PA. independent music scene were a nursery, Microwaves
would be the incorrigible 7-year-old who should have graduated five
years ago, scrawling "fuck off" on the wall sloppily, in permanent
ink. If it were a Radio Shack franchise, Microwaves would be the taciturn
employee who wires the store sprinkler system up to a motion sensor,
dousing and electrocuting customers and staff alike at the first false
movement. The Pittsburgh music scene is neither, thankfully, and the
three members of Microwaves are content with their roles in the universe
as conduits - nothing more, nothing less.
As artistic pedigree goes, well, you be the judge: Drummer John Roman
(formerly of the 1985) and guitarist/vocalist Dr. David Kuzy founded
the group with original bass player Steve Moore (now of Relapse records
artists Zombi) for their first three independent releases, and only
recently have parted ways with Jason Jouver, now serving as one-half
of the rhythm section of the reactivated Don Caballero. Longtime fan
and former Creation is Crucifixion/Fate of Icarus/Conelrad guitarist
Adam MacGregor hastily purchased the remainder of Moore's 'waves-era
bass gear to step up and round out the lineup in November of 2005, just
in time to record the band's latest record, "Contagion Heuristic",
to be released by the Crucial Blast label in November 2006.
In the anti-tradition of whitebread Bay Area thrash metal, the violent
morass of New York no wave, and a familiarity with Ralph Records insanity,
Microwaves draws from a palette that is somehow as wide as it seems
limited. On "Contagion Heuristic", Kuzy spits tonality-impaired,
spiked skronk-infested riffs like so much chaff from a surgically calibrated
tree shredder. MacGregor processes his fretless bass with all manner
of effects, often rendering it as more a bowel-rumbling presence than
an instrument. When the two "groove" along to Roman's cyborg
clatter, it is more the exception than the norm. The dual vocal attack
of MacGregor's narrations from the edge and Kuzy, the detached town
crier - seals the deal as it serves to further blast MICROWAVES' dystopian
thrash into the outer void. Indeed, Microwaves pride themselves in creating
a blues-free vacuum in a shot-and-beer milltown rife with 12-bar ponytail-growers.
- Crucial Blast welcomes Portland, Oregon's blazing BLACK ELK to the
label's roster, and will be issuing their debut full length on 11/7/06.
The eponymous debut from Portland, Oregon's BLACK ELK is a raging destructo
rock eruption, heavy, catchy, and flattening. This ten song album
contains a creeped out conglom of carnivorous charred hardcore punk,
the sludgy power of primo Pacific Northwest tarpit rawk (think KARP,
MELVINS, and early SOUNDGARDEN as reference points), twitchy Midwestern
noise rage somewhere between Am Rep Records (circa-1991) and a more
rabid DIE KREUZEN, and a goatheaded psychedelic backwoods black mass/dance
party risen to a freakin' fever pitch. Total crush. Produced by
Mike Lastra at Smegma Studios (EARTH, THRONES, JACKIE O MOTHERFUCKER).
Black Elk is now on tour beginning in support of this
12/08 Seattle, WA @ The Sunset Tavern-CD RELEASE
12/09 Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon - CD RELEASE
12/16 Seattle, WA @ High Dive
12/29 Portland, OR @ The Tonic Lounge
- Open Grave Records announces digital distribution through Audiolunchbox.com
Open Grave Records has announced today that they have entered into a
digital distribution deal with audiolunchbox.com to distribute the entire
Open Grave Records catalog and future releases in MP3 format. Releases
from Downlord, Necrodemon, The Everscathed, Morbid Sacrifice and Mournblade
are currently available. Future releases will be available upon their
offers 2 ways to shop. You can purchase a month-to-month or pre-paid
subscription plan, or use an a la carte service and pay as you go. Their
subscription programs allow you to get permanent, legal digital music
downloads cheaper than anywhere else on the web.