- Old News - More January
|January 10th, 2007
- RITUAL STEEL - Knights of steel 7"
KILLER METAL RECORDS KMR-S003 released 06. October 2006
The return! Completely new line-up formed by band's masterman Martin
Zellmer with the mighty John Cason (USA) on vocals. The band has
not much to do with the band you heard up to the "Blitz invasion"-album
(2005). 2 brilliant tracks in the typical mideighties Metal vein (non-LP/CD!!!)
reminding on early IRON MAIDEN at its best. Great melodies, catching
choruses, melody lead guitars, riff attacks!! Appetizer for the
coming third full length album "Invincible warriors" soon
on CD (Karthago Records) and LP (KILLER METAL RECORDS). This is
one of the best singles you will ever hear in your life - if you love
the typical HEAVY METAL thing!!! Cover artwork was done by Vicente Feijoo
The single is strictly limited to 600 handnumbered copies as follows:
200 strictly limited copies, handnumbered in greenblue vinyl! w/lyric
inlet 7 EUR
400 strictly limited copies, handnumbered in black vinyl! w/lyric inlet
prices plus postage!
- CHIMAIRA new album and video
Cleveland based metallers CHIMAIRA are going to shoot their new video
"Resurrection" on the 6th and 7th December around Los Angeles!
After signing new deals with Nuclear Blast (Europe) and Ferret Music
(North America), the new record is going to be released in early March
2007! "Resurrection" was recorded in October with Jason Suecof
and Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY). besides, the band has posted
a leftover track from their last record "Chimaira" called
"Threnody" - check it out at www.myspace.com/chimaira
- VOIVOD new videos, new album
VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin has issued the following
update on the band's current activities:
"A video for 'The Getaway' has just been completed and submitted
to all national and regional cable outlets such as MTV2, Fuse, etc.
The footage was pulled from the 2003 American tours and the 2006 recording
sessions of 'Katorz'. Currently we are working on a video for 'Polaroids'
with Banger Productions ('Metal: A Headbangers Journey') and then we
will follow that up with a video for 'The X-Stream'.
The pre-production for the follow-up to 'Katorz' will start this winter.
Also, we are still trying to coordinate a tribute show for 2007.
- AGNOSTIC FRONT new songs
The band has posted this update regarding the upcoming tour and the
"It has been a while since any news... so here we go. We are getting
ready for these upcoming 5 dates here in the North East right after
Thanksgiving. Directly after those dates Roger will take out his Disasters
for 4 shows premiering his "My Riot" album that was recently
released on Sailors Grave Records. Those show begin November 30th -
December 3rd and are all in Southern West Coast."
"Just so you all know we have been working on a new record and
have 10 songs already! We are set to start recording by February but
right before that we will be doing 10 shows down the East Coast from
Baltimore, MD to Orlando, FL. and look out Japan, Australia and New
Zealand here we come! April is dedicated to those 3 countries! We will
see Europe by end of 2007 and we will also visit other parts of the
US... p.s... somewhere in the mix South America will get concord!!!
... Cheers and happy holidays to all, Agnostic Front!"
For any detailed information about the new record or tour schedules
check out our homepage or visit www.agnosticfront.com
- IN FLAMES Live in Dubai!
The Desert Rock Festival 2007 will take place March 9-10 in Dubai and
IN FLAMES have been recently confirmed! They will perform on the 9th
of March together with CHILDREN OF BODOM and THE PRODIGY!
Headliners are still need to be announced, besides INCUBUS and PRIME
CIRCLE will be on stage on the 10th!
- New NAHEMAH song "Nothing" posted online!
The track "Nothing" from NAHEMAH's upcoming and highly anticipated
Lifeforce Records debut album "The Second Philosophy" has
been uploaded to the Lifeforce Records MySpace profile here.
NAHEMAH "The Second Philosophy"
- IN STORES JANUARY 26TH, 2007 (EUROPE) -
- IN STORES JANUARY 23RD, 2007 (US/ CANADA) -
NAHEMAH's strongest conviction as musicians is to share their art and
music with the world, presented in the form of their LIFEFORCE debut
full length "The Second Philosophy." Their album encompasses
the musical equivalent of rapture and anguish while showcasing their
artistic proficiency through ten tracks of thought provoking music.
NAHEMAH combine the melancholic overtones ala OPETH with the Swedish
metal sounds of DARK TRANQUILLITY and the orchestral sections / melodic
rock essence of MOGWAI to bring an amazing musical outing worthy of
the world's attention.
NAHEMAH 's "The Second Philosophy" embodies the forward thinking
sound and ever-evolving musical character that LIFEFORCE RECORDS has
been cultivating over the years and will truly captivate the world of
heavy music with its unique and honest sound.
Please visit our website for a more up to date list of the shows and
- MORTIIS ISSUES UPDATE ON NEW MATERIAL
TRENTON , N.J. - Mortiis has been busy writing and recording new material
for a new album, to be released 2007.
“The music so far is pretty varied,” said frontman and band
namesake Mortiis. “There’s a bunch of really heavy stuff
in there, probably the hardest stuff we’ve done so far, really
guitar driven shit. Then there’s some really ambient sounding
stuff, very drone-y and atmospheric, as well as some more electronic
sounding songs too.”
Mortiis notes that the songs are still in various stages of completion,
leaving them open to many shifts and changes before the follow-up to
“The Grudge” is recorded.
“It sounds really interesting right now,” Mortiis said.
“Some old vibes came back to us on some of the songs, some ‘Smell
of Rain’ vibes and some ‘Grudge’ vibes and some new
vibes. It’s all totally dysfunctional and fucked up in one way
or another. Diseased or hurt minds never really heal up, I guess, and
because of that, all in all it’s going to be a really hard, attacking
kind of album with the moody stuff in between.”
Some of the working titles are: “Zeitgeist,” “Great
Deceiver,” “The Ugly Truth,” “Looking Glass,”
“Doppelganger,” “Sins of Mine,” “Scolding
the Burnt,” “Live Forever,” and “Road to Ruin.”
Mortiis also recently completed remixes for Zombie Girl and Dope Stars’
For instant songs and remixes, visit www.mortiis.com/downloads.
- NIGHTMARE UPDATE NEWS !!!!!
French power metallers NIGHTMARE have started pre-production for their
sixth studio album... After 3 albums produced by Norwegian producer
Terje Refsnes, the band have now opted for a new challenge... The recording
will start May 7th 2007 at famous Fredman studio in Sweden and the album
will be produced by Fredrik Nordström ( DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES,
HAMMERFALL... etc... )...
NIGHTMARE's follow-up to 2005's The Dominion Gate, will be released
by Sweden's Regain Records ( www.regainrecords.com
) in fall 2007 followed by full European and U.S tours... The band has
also joined forces with international booking agent, MDM Concerts in
Germany in cooperation with Blue Steel Agency... ( www.mdm-konzerte.de ;
)... Stay tuned ! More infos soon at : www.nightmare-metal.com ;
- updated UNLEASHED North American tour dates
--Metal Maniacs and SPV USA present--
UNLEASHED's Midvinterblot North American Tour 2007
--with Krisiun, Belphegor and Hatesphere--
02/07 Mark's Place, Bedford,
02/08 BB Kings Blues Club,
New York, NY
02/09 The Chance, Poughkeepsie,
02/10 Peabody's, Cleveland,
02/11 The Pearl Room, Molena,
02/12 Station 4, St. Paul,
02/15 Studio Seven, Seattle,
02/16 Roseland Grill, Portland,
02/17 Oakland Metro, Oakland,
02/18 Key Club, Los Angeles,
02/19 The Galaxy Theater,
Santa Ana, CA
02/20 The Clubhouse, Tempe,
02/21 Launch Pad, Albuquerque,
02/22 House of Rock and Roll,
El Paso TX
02/23 Sanctuary, San Antonio.
02/24 Rigles Theater, Ft Worth,
02/25 Warehouse Live, Houston,
02/27 Culture Room, Ft Lauderdale,
02/28 The Haven, Winter Park,
03/01 The Masquerade, Atlanta,
03/02 Jaxx, West Springfield,
03/03 The Webster Theater,
03/04 Fou Founes Electriques,
03/05 The Opera House, Toronto,
"Midvinterblot is archetypal Unleashed, the Unleashed who ushered
Vikings into death metal, the Unleashed whose every mid-tempo gallop
sounds like the hooves of a hundred bloodlusty warriors..." - Metal
"...Unleashed remain at the front of the pack with the invigorated
and uncompromising Midvinterblot." - Exclaim
"Brutal and punishing, ‘Midvinterblot shows that Unleashed
remain at the top of the death metal heap — and should get extra
bonus points for doing it as long as they have." - Billboard.com
/ All Music Guide
"Always among the finest in underground metal, Unleashed contiune
their blistering reign and keep the streak alive." - The Aquarian
"If you don't have your horns raised and blood pumping...go get
your pulse checked...and quick!" - Sea Of Tranquility
"Excellent effort once again from a group of Swedes that consistently
do not disappoint." - Pitriff.com
- HANDSHAKE MURDERS part of Two-Dollar Brawler tour, new track posted
THE TWO DOLLAR BRAWLER TOUR 2007: 22 CITIES in 22 DAYS, 4 KILLER BANDS,
for only 2 FUCKIN' DOLLAR$! "Prepare for total annihilation!"
w/ Ligeia, Burn In Silence, The Handshake Murders, Apiary
02/09 Dover, NH @ Dover Elks Lodge
02/10 Staten Island, NY @ Dock Street
02/11 Ithaca, NY @ Castaways
02/12 Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
02/13 Danville, VA @ Plan B
02/14 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox LaundroLounge
02/15 Marietta, GA @ Swayze's
02/16 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
02/17 Orlando, FL @ AKA Lounge
02/18 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
02/19 New Orleans, LA @ The High Ground
02/20 Monroe, LA @ Fleur De Live
02/21 Fayetteville, AR @ The Dart Room
02/22 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
02/23 Oklahoma, OK @ The Conservatory
02/24 Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
02/25 Joplin, MO @ The Foundry
02/26 Iowa City, IA @ The Picador
02/27 Toledo, OH @ Howard's Club H
02/28 Romeo, MI @ Static Age
03/01 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
03/02 Saratoga Springs, NY @ The SSCC
No guest list spots are going to be offered up for this one with such
a measly cover. more info at:
Check out the newly posted Handshake Murders track at: www.myspace.com/goodfellowrecords
The Handshake Murders new album "Usurper" is set for a February
20th release date in North America.
- WINGER ON TOUR FOR 2007
WINGER IV – ON SHRAPNEL RECORDS
HOLLYWOOD (December 2, 2006) – Platinum recording artist WINGER
has released their first album in over a decade. The founding members
of WINGER, Kip Winger (bass/vocals), Reb Beach (guitar), Rod Morgenstein
(drums), have reunited for their forth record, which is touted as their
finest album ever. WINGER is joined John Roth (guitars/vocals) a WINGER
member since 1993’s “PULL” album and new comer Cenk
Being the first WINGER album in 14 years it’s not what you would
expect. "The new WINGER album" explains Kip, "starts
where "Pull" left off and moves into new directions. It mixes
some classic Hard Rock like VAN HALEN and early WINGER style, progressive
and acoustic elements that may resemble GENESIS, MOTT THE HOOPLE or
Now get ready for their 2007 WINGER IV Tour - The following are the
first four dates confirmed and where you can see WINGER in New Years
Eve – a full tour will be released before the Holidays!
TOUR DATES – MORE TO COME FOR THE NEW YEAR
Long Island, NY
Asbury Park, NJ
The Stone Pony
For more information go to www.kipwinger.com
- THE HIDDEN HAND announce new album, drummer and upcoming tour
Southern Lord recording artists The Hidden Hand have put the finishing
touches on their next epic masterpiece entitled "The Resurrection
Of Whiskey Foote." “Resurrection”…is the 3rd
Hidden Hand full-length (2nd from Southern Lord) and features the lineup
that recorded the now sold out/out of print EP from last years: “Devoid
Of Color” EP, comprised of Scott WINO Weinrich [Guitars, Vocals],
Bruce Falkinburg [Bass] and Evan Tanner [Drums].
ROWF is not necessarily a concept album but it is heavily layered with
historical story-based lyricism and themse. Musically there is a subtle
southern or classic rock vibe (ala killer slide playing from Wino and
even some Harp by Michael Anthony Miller) that creeps into the foundation
of their brand of dark, heavy, progressive rock.
The album will be released on CD and LP worldwide in February 2007.
Shortly after the album was finished Evan Tanner left the band and was
replaced by Matt Moulis (Medic, Bison). With this new lineup, the Hidden
Hand will hit the road with Kylesa in the USA late Jan. thru Feb. A
European tour is being planned for April.
- EMPYRIUM - A Retrospective...
new release date: EMPYRIUM "A Retrospective..." to be released
As the title suggests, "A Retrospective ..." is a look back
on the work of Empyrium. Aside from re-mastered songs from all four
studio albums, the CD contains two unreleased new tracks, "Der
Weiher" and "Am Wolkenstieg", as well as a newly arranged
and recorded version of "The Franconian Woods In Winter's Silence"
(originally off "A Wintersunset...").
The CD will be released as a lavishly designed, gold-embossed Digibook.
Many fans will be particularly interested in the in-depth band biography
contained in the sixty-pages booklet of "A Retrospective ...".
This text takes a closer look at the history of the band and all its
influences music- and content-wise, and it will make transparent the
whole artistic aspect of Empyrium and its changes in the course of years.
Thus, it will contribute to a substantially deeper understanding of
In tandem with the regular release of "A Retrospective...",
there will be a six-CD box encompassing the complete works of Empyrium,
including the demo "...der wie ein Blitz vom Himmel fiel..."
and "A Retrospective...", in an elegant and identical Digibook
design. Strictly limited to 500 copies. In addition to this, there will
be re-issues of all previous albums in Digibook form, also limited to
500 copies each.
- SHADOW DEMON scorching souls with Grimoire of Ruin
The music of Shadow Demon combines a neck-wrenching rhythm assault with
aggressive, melodic vocals resulting in an intense power thrash metal
Shadow Demon formed in early 2002, bringing together guitarist Jeff
Helm and vocalist Blaine Hammond. After working with other area musicians,
bassist James Rinker was brought into the fold. The band released their
debut three-song EP in December of 2003. The most recent additions to
the band are drummer Jay Davidson (2005) and lead guitarist Ryan Gallagher
Most recently Shadow Demon released their first full-length album entitled
'Grimoire of Ruin' on their own label Darkhaven Records. With outstanding
response from the underground metal community via their live shows
opening for national acts like Kamelot and Epica, and
with a whole local scene behind them full-tilt, the band have big plans
for the future and are thirsty to get their metal out to the masses.
Check out the site links and if you're drawn in by the thrash riffage
that assaults ya' ass.
"Hints of Savatage... Testament, and Iced Earth abound here, as
the band combines powerful vocals, crushing guitar riffs, forceful rhythms,
and a menacing yet melodic attitude." 3.5/5 - Sea of Tranquility
"These guys have effectively taken the groundwork laid down by
bands of yore such as Hallows Eve, Omen, and Savage Grace, thrown in
a heaping spoonful of early 90’s era Iced Earth, and finished
things off with a fine glaze of Pharaoh, resulting in a band that creates
a very high caliber of modern power/thrash metal." - MetalReview
"...not having any ‘wimpy’ songs on their first full
length might gain them some of the more close mined fans of the metal
community..." - Rock My Monkey
"Judged not as a 'local band’s album' but as a legitimate
release, this stands up as one of the best albums released this year."
- Doomsday Music
"I was expecting very little from this, and I’m fucking blown
away. This is an album that is sure to put the band on the map."
5/5 - Unbound zine
- The new EXCALION album, "Waterlines", will be released through
Limb Music exclusively.
Melodic Metal from Finland
As some of you can to know, we were working on their 2nd album to release
during this year but the material on this album showed a potential very
higher than we had in mind because we got various licensing proposals
for it so, our plans needed to be changed on this point After 3 months
in negotiations with two major European labels, we would like to announce
that Sound Riot Records have inked a worldwide licensing deal with Limb
Music for the release of the new EXCALION album, "Waterlines".
Limb Music has scheduled the release to February 2007. In the Japan,
we have licensed the album to Stay Gold/Art Union Records again. It
shall to out in March 2007 there. If you want to check a new song of
this album, see the video of 'Losing Time' at www.excalion.com or
Please, add this info on your news. Thank you so much!!!
Sound Riot Records
- MISTER BONES: MonsterBurn New CD 2006
New Release on Obskure Sombre Records 2006
Obsk-666-011 Mister Bones: Monster Burn & The Power Seeker CD
80 mins of Pure Evil Rock Whiskey Metal with members from various locations
in Ontario Canada
You can pre-order via paypal 16.00$ cdn in Canada
16.00$ US in USA & 16.00 Euro rest of the world CD Postpaid.
- Metal Camp Holiday
The winter is here and the temperatures are starting to fall. To warm
you up a bit we are proud to inform you about some new bands that confirmed
their appearance at Metalcamp festival- the very first and only metal
holidays which will happen between 16th and 22nd of July in a small
city of Tolmin, Slovenia:
Immortal, Blind Guardian, Sodom, Ensiferum, Amon Amarth, Doro, Threshold,
Dew-Scented, Graveworm, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Ars Moriendi
ALL YOUR DREAM WILL COME TRUE
AT METALCAMP HOLIDAY
16.- 22. JULY TOLMIN SLOVENIA
- Epicus Records News
Epicus Records is a new label started by me, Thomas C.Hansen of the
Norwegian Power Metal band Gaia Epicus. My first release will be the
new and third album from Gaia Epicus, and this album is called "Victory".
This is also the bands best album. The label will first focus on the
music of Gaia and other projects that I might be doing, but with time
I will sign and release other bands to.
Official Label Website
Official Gaia Epicus Website
from the new album
MySpace - More music
The Label - Epicus
The Band - Gaia
"Victory" cover picture
Victory CD Info:
Recorded and mixed at: TopRoom
Studios during july. 2006.
( Mayhem, Borknagar, Tristania )
Mastered at: Finnvox Studios
( Stratovarius, Sonata Arctica... )
Cover Painting by: J.P Fournier
( Edguy, Avantasia, Dragonforce )
Release Date !!!
Friday 26th of January
Gaia Epicus - 2006
Thomas C. Hansen - guitar & vocals
Joakim Kjelstad - guitar
Ole A. Myrholt - drums
The band is looking for a new bass player!
- ANGUISH FORCE NEW EP!!!
ANGUISH FORCE NEWS
The new EP of the italian Metal Defenders ANGUISH FORCE with the title
"Defenders united" is now avaible. For more infos: www.anguishforce.com
- THE SHOWDOWN European tour; preview for new album available!
US-based sonic border crossers THE SHOWDOWN have been confirmed to tour
Europe in early 2007 alongside Norma Jean and He Is Legend, so be prepared
for a live delicacy guaranteeing fresh, extreme and intense sounds!
In November 2006, Century Media Records reissued THE SHOWDOWN’s
2004 debut album “A Chorus Of Obliteration”, licensed from
the band’s US-label Mono Vs. Stereo, featuring an exclusive European
bonus track as well as a video enhancement. The album has been well
received by press and fans, and THE SHOWDOWN was attested by German
Metal Hammer to show “the potential to play in the premier league
Proof for that is already on the way, as Century Media Records will
release the band’s new album “Temptation Come My Way”
in February 2007, so stay tuned for that! The title track and “I
Victim” can also be checked as appetizers at the band’s
Myspace site: www.myspace.com/theshowdown
THE SHOWDOWN Live
With NORMA JEAN, HE IS LEGEND, Maylene & The Sons Of Desaster
09.01.2007 Boule Noir, Paris (F)
10.01.2007 Die Roehre, Stuttgart (D)
11.01.2007 Underground, Koeln (D)
12.01.2007 Matrix, Bochum (D)
13.01.2007 Helling, Utrecht (NL)
14.01.2007 Biebob, Vosselaar (B)
16.01.2007 Academy 3, Birmingham (UK)
17.01.2007 Academy 3, Manchester (UK)
18.01.2007 Corporation, Sheffield (UK)
19.01.2007 King Tuts Garage, Glasgow (UK)
20.01.2007 Cockpit, Leeds (UK)
21.01.2007 Sugar Mill, Stoke (UK)
22.01.2007 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (UK)
23.01.2007 Zodiac, Oxford (UK)
24.01.2007 Islington Academy, London (UK)
- NAPALM DEATH, KRISIUN & ABORTED
NAPALM DEATH: British inventors of grindcore, NAPALM DEATH, currently
busy on their US headliner tour, are about to deliver another full dose
of intense live shows in Europe early 2007. After a run of shows mainly
in Scandinavia in January, NAPALM DEATH will then embark on the “No
Mercy Festival Tour 2007” alongside Moonspell, Behemoth, Dew Scented
and others. See below for a full list of dates!
NAPALM DEATH’s latest masterpiece of sonic violence, “Smear
Campaign”, was released via Century Media Records in September
2006 and has been hailed as one the legendary band’s strongest
NAPALM DEATH Live:
Presented by Ox Fanzine, Slam & Allschools
10.01.2007 Roskilde(DK) @ Gimle
11.01.2007 Hassleholm (S) @ Markan
12.01.2007 Borlange (S) @ Bolanche
13.01.2007 Oslo (NO) @ Garage
14.01.2007 Stockholm (S) @ Debaser
16.01.2007 Helsinki (FI) @ Tavastia
17.01.2007 Turku (FI) @ Klubi
18.01.2007 Tampere (FI) @ tba
19.01.2007 Oulu (FI) @ Teatria
20.01.2007 Jyvaskyla (IS) @ Lutakko
21.01.2007 Tallinn (EE) @ Club Illusion
22.01.2007 Riga (LV) @ Melna Piektdiena Club
23.01.2007 Vilnius (LT) @ Mulen Ruzas Club
25.01.2007 Bucharest (RO) @ Preoteasa Club
26.01.2007 Sofia (BG) @ Hristo Botev
27.01.2007 Thessaloniki (GR) @ Mylos Apothiki
28.01.2007 Athens (GR) @ An Club
NO MERCY FESTIVAL TOUR 2007
With Moonspell, Behemoth, Dew-Scented, Wykked Wytch, Root
31.03.2007 Vienna (AT) @ Planet Music
01.04.2007 Glauchau (DE) @ Alte Spinnerei
02.04.2007 Prague (CZ) @ Abaton
03.04.2007 Berlin (DE) @ Postbahnhof
04.04.2007 Hamburg (DE) @ Markthalle
05.04.2007 Frankfurt (DE) @ Batschkapp
06.04.2007 Bielefeld (DE) @ Movie
07.04.2007 Essen (DE) @ Zeche Carl
08.04.2007 Antwerpen (B) @ Hof Ter Lo
09.04.2007 Tilburg (NL) @ O13
10.04.2007 London (UK) @ Koko
11.04.2007 Paris (F) @ La Locomotive
12.04.2007 Lyon (F) @ Transbordeur
13.04.2007 Pratteln (CH) @ Z7
14.04.2007 Lichtenfels (DE) @ Stadthalle
15.04.2007 Munich (DE) @ Backstage
Don’t forget to visit NAPALM DEATH’s Ecard for “Smear
Campaign” at the following link:
Watch the new NAPALM DEATH video for “When All Is Said And Done”
KRISIUN / ABORTED: And there is even more great news for people into
really extreme sounds as Brazilian death metal machine KRISIUN will
co-headline Europe with Immolation and label mates ABORTED in Summer
"After waiting for more than a year to hit the European stages
again KRISIUN is proud to announce its return for a new tour in May
and June 2007 alongside death metal legends Immolation.''
Stay tuned for dates.
- FU MANCHU - titles new album “We Must Obey”!
Orange County fuzz-rock quartet FU MANCHU have set “We Must Obey”
as the title of their 10th studio album, which will be released on February
19, 2007 via Century Media Records. The complete track listing is as
1. We Must Obey
2. Knew It All Along
3. Let Me Out
4. Hung Out To Dry
5. Shake It Loose
6. Land Of Giants
7. Between The Lines
9. Moving In Stereo
10. Didn't Really Try
11. Sensei vs. Sensei
Co-produced by the band members themselves, “We Must Obey”
was recorded at Hollywood’s Grandmaster Recorders (Tool, Nine
Inch Nails, The Black Crowes), while finishing touches were added at
Oasis Mastering by Gene Grimaldi (Velvet Revolver, Pennywise, Rev. Horton
“The title “We Must Obey” is a big ‘Fuck you’
to people who like to tell us what we can and can't do,” says
founding guitarist/vocalist Scott Hill. “It's not specifically
directed at any one person, just at the thought of someone thinking
that they know what's best for you, more than you knowing what's best
for you. That theme runs through the entire record.”
“It's a pissed-off sounding record,” Hill continues. “There
are a few ‘quiet’ moments, but those are rare. I grew up
on hardcore – punk rock bands from ‘80 to ‘85 –
so I definitely think those influences are showing up a little more.
There are some straightforward rock riffs on there as well. Overall,
it's a very full, heavy and fuzzy-sounding record."
In the spirit of such classic FU covers as Blue Oyster Cult’s
“Godzilla” and Devo’s “Freedom of Choice”,
the album sees the band tackle The Cars’ “Moving In Stereo”,
a well-known track from that group’s multi-platinum 1978 debut.
The new song “Hung Out To Dry” can currently be heard at
the band’s MySpace page, so go to www.myspace.com/fumanchu
to get yourself your daily dose of rock!
- HIMSA Sign Worldwide Deal With Century Media Records!
Century Media is extremely proud to welcome HIMSA to its worldwide family.
The Seattle-based metal quintet’s ferocious blend of melodic,
unrelenting thrash speed mixed with old-school influences resulted in
a savage, unique and uncompromising sound that was welcome, refreshing
and undeniable. The group continued to carve out their own unique niche
in the scene through relentless touring alongside a wide variety of
artists from Danzig and Behemoth to As I Lay Dying and Shadows Fall,
helping them win over legions of fans worldwide.
HIMSA further describe their feelings over the new partnership: “We
are very excited, thrilled and honored to be asked to join the Century
Media army. All of us are huge fans and supporters of the label and
have always admired CM's continuous drive for releasing great and memorable
albums throughout the years. The relationships that have grown and prospered
between CM and other bands on their roster shows the honesty, loyalty
and sincerity they have as a family. We feel it is the best move for
us as individuals and as a band. With Sammi Curr (guitars) rejoining
HIMSA and writing new material with Kirby Johnson (guitars), our integrity
and passion are at an all-time high with this next step. As soon as
the new album is recorded, we will be back on the road destroying your
HIMSA’s debut full-length, “Courting Tragedy and Disaster”
(2003), was hailed by Revolver magazine as “a manic 11-song effort
that's as speedy and raw as it is technical and melodic,” earning
the band a highlight as one of 10 bands labeled as the “future
of metal.” However, it was 2006’s “Hail Horror”
that began to show what this band was truly capable of, as they let
their brutal catchiness naturally coexist alongside musical complexity.
The album, produced by the renowned Tue Maden (The Haunted, Mnemic),
perfected the formula that has allowed the band to continue building
their own niche in the current metal scene and gaining attention from
MTV, FUSE, Revolver, Guitar World, Outburn, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and
countless other outlets.
In other news, HIMSA have been added to the Century Family’s Third
Annual Christmas Balls show, which takes place Wednesday, Dec. 13th
at The Key Club in Hollywood, CA (USA). The event will also feature
the LA based quintet In This Moment and will be headlined by Sweden’s
Dream Evil, who will be making their American debut and only U.S. appearance
In 2007, HIMSA are destined to leave their definitive mark on the genre.
Official Website – www.himsa.org
Official MySpace Page – www.myspace.com/himsa
- SENTENCED - Buried Alive: No. 1 & Gold in Finland!
Not even a week after its release the DVD “Buried Alive”
from SENTENCED is certified Gold in their native Finland and went straight
to No. 1 in the official Finnish Charts.
Sami Lopakka: “There's nothing like living to witness your own
post mortem success.”
Make sure you grab a copy of the strictly limited 2DVD+2CD version that
comes in a digipak with slipcase. “Buried Alive” is also
available as 2DVD (SuperJewel Box King Size) and 2CD (Jewelcase).
to see a full mock up of the DVD menu to get a taste of “Buried
Alive” and a full live-song as well as snippets from all chapters.
- THE HAUNTED - change of tour plans; confirmed to support Killswitch
Sweden’s THE HAUNTED announce a change in their touring schedule
for 2007. Instead of doing their previously scheduled headliner tour
in Europe, THE HAUNTED have just been confirmed to embark on an extensive
run of shows supporting Killswitch Engage, so be prepared for this truly
massive modern metal package kicking off early January all over Europe
and spread the word:
Killswitch Engage & The Haunted
Jan. 07 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Jan. 08 - Glasgow, SCO @ Barrowlands
Jan. 10 - Dublin, IRE @ Ambassador Theatre
Jan. 11 - Manchester, UK @ Academy
Jan. 12 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy
Jan. 13 - London, UK @ Brixton Academy
Jan. 14 - Bristol, UK @ Academy
Jan. 16 - Paris, FRA @ Elysee Montmartre
Jan. 17 - Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
Jan. 18 - Antwerpen, BEL @ Hof Ter Lo
Jan. 19 - Herford, GER @ Club X
Jan. 20 - Hamburg, GER @ Große Freiheit 36
Jan. 25 - Berlin, GER @ Postbahnhof
Jan. 26 - Chemnitz, GER @ Südbahnhof
Jan. 27 - Wiesbaden, GER @ Schlachthof
Jan. 28 - Köln, GER @ Live Music Hall
Jan. 29 - Stuttgart, GER @ Longhorn LKA
Jan. 31 - München, GER @ Backstage
Feb. 01 - Zürich, SWI @ Rohstofflager
Feb. 02 - Milan, ITA @ Transilvania
Feb. 03 - Linz, AUS @ Posthof
The Haunted will return for further own headline activity in Europe
later in the year.
“The Dead Eye” is getting great praise from press and fans
alike and entered the official national charts on position # 14 in their
native country Sweden, position # 43 in Finland and just recently climbed
to # 32 in the Greek international album charts.
“The Dead Eye” is gloomy, intense and courageous: this album
grabs you and does not loosen its grip. And this - exactly this - is
the most important effect of all.
ROCK HARD (D)
Stream the brilliant new video for the song “The Flood”
taken off “The Dead Eye” at the band’s Century Media
Records artist page, just click HERE!
More info on THE HAUNTED here:
Watch Century Media Records artists’ videos @ Youtube.com
- BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE - European tour & E-CARD online!
US-based chaos core outfit THE CHARIOT and progressive modern death
metal act BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE are teaming up for a powerful tour
package predestined to be a set of unforgettable shows hitting Europe
in January/February 2007! Check the dates given below and have a look
at the very cool e-card specially designed to celebrate this awesome
tour package including songs of both bands and more.
Click this link:
Here are the dates for the upcoming European tour:
BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE
SHAPED BY FATE
presented by Rock Hard (Germany), Atticus Clothing, Loserkids.uk.com
and Bands On Fire.com
16.01.2007 Germany, Hamburg @ Molotow
17.01.2007 Denmark, Copenhagen @ Lades
18.01.2007 Germany, Berlin @ Magnet
19.01.2007 Germany, Leipzig @ Conne Island
20.01.2007 Holland, Utrecht @ Helling
21.01.2007 Germany, Giessen @ Muk
22.01.2007 Germany, München @ Feierwerk, Orangehouse
23.01.2007 Italy, Roncade @ New Age
24.01.2007 Italy, Bologna @ The Kindergarten
25.01.2007 Austria, Dornbirn @ Café Schlachthaus
26.01.2007 Switzerland, Oberentfelden @ Böröm Pöm Pöm
27.01.2007 Luxemburg, Esch/Belval @ Rockhal
28.01.2007 France, Paris @Batofar
29.01.2007 UK, Swindon @ The Furnace
30.01.2007 UK, Cardiff @ Clwb Ifor Bach
31.01.2007 UK, Nottingham @ Rock City
01.02.2007 UK, Liverpool @ Roadkill
02.02.2007 UK, Milton Keynes @ Pitz Club
03.02.2007 UK, Aberdeen @ Moshulu
04.02.2007 UK, Manchester @ Satans Hollow
05.02.2007 UK, London @ Underworld
06.02.2007 UK, Wolverhampton @ Canal Club
07.02.2007 Belgium, Aarschot @ JC De Klinker
08.02.2007 Germany, Bochum @ Matrix
Also, watch out for new albums by THE CHARIOT and BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE
in Spring 2007, which will be released in Europe via Century Media Records
licensed from Solid State Records. BTA is currently in the studio working
on their new masterpiece “The Physics of Fire”.
Press on BTA’ s last album “Terminate Damnation” (2005):
“Who dares to put up with this complex sonic construction plan,
is well rewarded with one of the most exciting albums in recent years.
Even after ten runs in your player it still guarantees pure, heaviest
metal delight, hellaluja!
METAL HAMMER (D), Soundcheck position #2
“BECOMING THE ARCETYPE really might become the next big thing…The
mix of catchy Edge Of Sanity-style death metal, grinding blast beats,
progressive death in the vein of Atheist, the gloom of Opeth, modern
thrash, and metalcore-attitude unites the best out of many, many worlds.”
ROCK HARD (D), Soundcheck position #6
- BORKNAGAR Another new song posted!
BORKNAGAR have posted another new song taken off the band’s latest
masterpiece - the semi-acoustic “Origin” (released via Century
Media Records in October 2006) – at the band’s Century Media
Records artist page, just click HERE
and stream “Oceans Rise”, which is a new version of the
opening track of the band’s classic 1998 album “The Archaic
Just recently awarded the title “Album Of The Month” in
Belgium’s Mind View magazine, we can also present you further
words of praise on BORKNAGAR’s “Origin”:
“a truly special, well thought-out, and with dedication arranged
acoustic rock album. …Curious and adventurous people may definitely
take a step into this dark forest and be surprised.”
“alongside space pirates Arcturus, and with a rather unconventional
album in the back Borknagar simply remain magical musical voyagers.”
METAL HEART (D)
- FEAR MY THOUGHTS New Song “Blankness” online!
Update from the band:
“Hey there! We exclusively uploaded a new song of our upcoming
album "Vulcanus" on our MySpace profile - http://www.myspace.com/fearmythoughts!
It’s called "blankness" and a video clip on that song
is currently in the works! Look out for “Vulcanus”, which
surfaces on January 15th, 2007 on Century Media Records. Also make sure
to see us touring Europe with Kataklysm, Neaera and Quo Vadis, in January
Enjoy the new song, add it on your profile and bang that head that doesn’t
FEAR MY THOUGHTS Live:
The Road To Devastation Tour 2007
with Kataklysm, Neara, Quo Vadis, presented by Metal Hammer
04.01.2007 Arnhem Goudvishal Netherlands
05.01.2007 Vosselaar Biebob Belgium
06.01.2007 Hannover Muzik Zentrum Germany
07.01.2007 Flensburg Roxy Germany
08.01.2007 Essen Zeche Carl Germany
09.01.2007 Berlin K 17 Germany
10.01.2007 Copenhagen Stengade Denmark
11.01.2007 Engelsdorf Hellraiser Germany
12.01.2007 Jena F-Haus Germany
13.01.2007 Munich Backstage Germany
14.01.2007 Budapest Kultiplex Hungary
15.01.2007 Prague Black Pez Czech Republic
16.01.2007 Zagreb Boogaloo Croatia
17.01.2007 Ljubliana Media Park Slovenia
18.01.2007 Adelsheim Live Factory Germany
19.01.2007 Karlsruhe Substage Germany
20.01.2007 Erstfelt Transilvania Live Switzerland
21.01.2007 Frankfurt Nachtleben Germany
22.01.2007 Osnabrueck Bastard Club Germany
23.01.2007 Dornbirn Spielboden Austria
24.01.2007 Martigny Les caves du manoir Switzerland
25.01.2007 Bolzano Bunker Italy
26.01.2007 Salzburg Rockhouse Austria
27.01.2007 Wien Planet Music Austria
- THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER news update
To all of those who don't yet know, Pierre has gone back to Montréal
and is no longer playing with the band. He wants to pursue a more secure
lifestyle and we all wish him the best of luck with it. Pierre is most
definitely the finest drummer any of us has ever played with. In regards
to leaving the band, Langlois had this to say...
"My trip with Black Dahlia Murder as come to an end. Thanks to
everyone who supported me during the last year, I had the best time
of my life! And thanks to the coolest dudes BRIAN, JOHN, BART, TREVOR,
CHOWDAH and WOODY, I’ll miss you assholes!!!"
So here we are again on the hunt for a drummer… fun fun fun!!!
We need someone dedicated; who knows for sure that the touring life
is for them, and we need them as soon as possible. Relocation
is a must, but not necessary immediately. We have an album to
finish writing and many tours to go on. Fear not my children,
the BDM will ride again.
Email us at [email protected]
if you would like to audition.
- IMPIOUS announces track listing and album art for new record!
Swedish Powerhouse Impious has finished recordings for their forthcoming
new album “Holy Murder Masquerade”!
“The album was mainly recorded at my own ‘Studio Deadline’”,
comments guitarist Valle Adzic. “Only drums were recorded at Studio
Mega. Simply because when it was time for recording the drums, my studio
wasn’t quite finished.”
The new album is different to its predecessor. “We had one goal:
To make the songs more simple and memorable. We wanted more songs that
people can easily sing along with on concerts. When we were done with
the album, we realized we had a little bit more melodies than before,
and the average tempo was a bit slower. But it still sounds like Impious…
just a little bit more Impious than before.”
“Holy Murder Masquerade” is a concept album, a real bloody
one indeed. “We hired this Italian guy Andrea Cavaletto who does
horror comics for a living. The whole booklet is made like a comic book,
with the lyrics inserted in those speech balloons just like in an ordinary
comic book. We also hired professional voice actors to bring life to
the characters. The story is about this guy, Trent, who is a true servant
of God; at least according to his own sick mind. He’s soon to
complete his work and the listener/reader gets to follow him as he arrives
at his final destination. There are a lot of deaths, violence, blood,
etc... It’s a brutal story indeed.”
“I actually came up with the comic idea after reading a review
where it said the music was very good, but not original. That got me
thinking… I didn’t want to change our music, so what was
there more to change? Well, the lyrical part! And from that moment everything
just came to me. Why not make a concept album where the listener can
follow the whole story both sonically, lyrically and even visually??
So we did! It took us thousands and thousands hours of work, but we
did it! This way you get a whole new experience, and you definitely
miss out on very much if you just download the album on the internet.”
“When we recorded the title track “Holy Murder Masquerade”
we felt that the song needed some screaming vocals. So we contacted
long time friend Thomas Backelin from Lord Belial, and he was happy
to do it.”
The cover was done by Justin Kamerer who has done work for bands like
Slayer, Slipknot, Mudvayne, Black Sabbath, and more.
1. The Confession
2. Bound To Bleed (For a Sacred Need)
5. Holy Murder Masquerade
6. Death on Floor 44
7. Slaughtertown Report
8. Three of One
9. Everlasting Punishment
10. Purified By Fire
11. Dark Closure
“Holy Murder Masquerade” in stores January 23rd, 2007!
- VOMITORY begins work on new record!
“On Sunday, December 3rd, we will enter Leon Music studios Karlstad,
Sweden, to start the recordings of our sixth album, which will be entitled
"TERRORIZE BRUTALIZE SODOMIZE". Leon Music's owner/founder
Rikard Löfgren is our producer of choice for this album. Ten songs
will be recorded during two weeks, then we'll take a break over the
holidays, and during the beginning of January we'll finish everything
with the mixing and mastering. The artwork is being made by Chaos
Media and we can assure you that the title and the artwork will go hand
"TERRORIZE BRUTALIZE SODOMIZE" is scheduled for a late
April release through Metal Blade Records.
There will be regular updates and pictures from the studio in our online
studio diary, which can be found in the official Vomitory forum at GlobalDomination.se.
No registration is required so just go check it out! Go
to the Vomitory forum.
- SACRED REICH reunion and European tour dates!
The original line-up of the long-defunct Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH
— Phil Rind (bass, vocals), Wiley Arnett (lead guitar), Jason
Rainey (rhythm guitar) and Greg Hall (drums) — will reunite for
several shows in Europe next summer, including an appearance at the
Wacken Open Air festival on August 4, 2007. The group's schedule is
shaping up as follows:
Jul. 29 - Underworld – London, England
Aug. 01 - Hof Ter Loo – Antwerp, Belgium
Aug. 02 - Dynamo Club – Eindhoven, Holland
Aug. 04 - Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
Metal Blade Records Germany will release a SACRED REICH premium box
set including “Ignorance”, “Surf Nicaragua”
and loads of bonus material as a 3-disc-package in spring of 2007! The
box set will only be available in the US as an import. Only limited
quantities will be available.
|January 9th, 2007
- FINNISH METAL EXPO 2007 APPROACHING
-Heavy Metal consumers, musicians and businesses will gather again in
Helsinki, Finland during 16.-17.2.2007
-Live-performances by Amon Amarth (SWE), Brother Firetribe, Moonsorrow,
Coldworker (SWE), Insomnium and more
-Finnish Metal Awards Gala on Friday the 16th of February
FINNISH METAL EXPO
Helsinki, Kaapelitehdas (Cable Factory), 16.-17.2.2007
A lot has happened since the first Finnish Metal Expo in January 2005.
Finnish metal has really gone where no one ever thought it would go,
both domestically and internationally. Top of the charts, gold records
and headline tours. Hell, we even won the Eurovision Song Contest. Well,
that’s almost metal.
The third annual Finnish Metal Expo once again offers insight to the
current state of Finnish metal music. The two previous years have proved
that there is great interest towards such an event. The location of
Cable Factory has been filled to the rim with metal enthusiasts, with
about 5000 visitors attending each year seeking out the latest in band,
media, event and merchandise offerings.
The dates for the 2007 event are set to be February 16th and 17th. A
new addition for this year’s event is a room reserved solely for
the purpose of instrument clinics. The clinics frequented by the contemporary
axemen and batterists have been hugely popular, therefore we have added
a second clinic stage to meet the demand. Again, there are more than
50 exhibitors showcasing their latest and all exhibition stands have
been reserved. List of exhibitors can be viewed at www.fme.fi.
A crucial part of the Finnish Metal Expo are of course the live shows,
this time provided by the likes of Amon Amarth (SWE), Brother Firetribe,
Suburban Tribe, Moonsorrow, Turmion Kätilöt, Insomnium, Misery
Inc., Before The Dawn, Cyan Velvet Project, Tacere and April. There
are several more artists to be added to the bill. A large number of
musicians will also be showcasing their talent and equipment on the
two clinic stages.
On Friday the 16th of February, the Finnish metal media will award their
favorites as well as the crowd pleasers at the Finnish Metal Awards.
A comprehensive jury consisting of the most relevant and influential
metal medias in the country, has chosen nominees for six categories
of which the fans will vote the winners.
Finnish Metal Expo is a consumer expo, which has been appropriately
dubbed “the long-hair-disneyland”. At the same time, it
gathers the metal industry people from Finland and abroad. International
Metal Meeting, the professional meeting within the Finnish Metal Expo,
has established itself as a major annual get-together for the metal
But besides and in addition to all this, Finnish Metal Expo is first
and foremost a good party, a place to let your hair hang down.
Finnish Metal Expo will take a headstart on Thursday Feb 15 at Tavastia-Club
when Tarot takes the stage. Marko Hietala & co. is supported by
up-and-coming 80’s metallers, Leverage. Advance tickets at www.tiketti.fi,
12 euros each.
See the latest updates at www.fme.fi
Tickets for Finnish Metal Expo are now on sale through Tiketti (www.tiketti.fi)
and Lippupalvelu (www.lippupalvelu.fi). We sell one day tickets only,
20 euros each for Friday and 22 euros each for Saturday. FME is an all-ages
event with bars to those over 18 and feeling the urge for such services.
Additional information on everything regarding the Finnish Metal Expo:
Outi Alander, [email protected], +358 40
510 26 71
Niklas Nuppola, [email protected], +358
40 552 74 94
Jouni Markkanen, [email protected], +358
500 574 636
Finnish Metal Events Oy
Fredrikinkatu 61 A 4. krs,
Finnish Metal Expo: www.fme.fi
- Winterland, first album
Winterland, french melodic metal band, is proud to announce the release
of his first mini-album self-produced, The snow begins to fall. It should
be available at the end of December. You can find herewith the cover
of this first album.
Tel : 0033603895496
Email : [email protected]
Website : http://winterlandband.free.fr |
Myspace : http://www.myspace.com/winterlandmetal
- LISTENABLE RECORDS launches YouTube site!
That's right, you can now find all your favorite LISTENABLE videos on
Make your MySpace even more evil by adding videos from your favorite
Check out videos from artists like; GOJIRA, ABORTED, LYZANXIA, TEXTURES,
ANGTORIA and many, many more.
Sign up on to be a member and get the exclusives before all the posers
jump on the bandwagon.
Join our ranks by clicking the link HERE
Or cut and paste this address into your browser: http://www.youtube.com/user/Listenablerecs
Support the invasion!
- Sodamned - New release and looking for bassist and guitarist
Brazilian death metal band Sodamned is looking for a new bassist and
guitarist to replace the musicians Gerson, who is one of the former
members, and Nagata, who played with them for one year.
The band is looking for musicians in Brazil who wish to make a serious
work playing extreme metal. People who have interest should contact
them through the e-mail [email protected]
Their next release will be available in the first half of 2007. More
details of it will be published soon in the band's website - www.sodamned.com
|January 6th, 2007
- DIMMU BORGIR album title revealed!
Finally the long-awaited album title for the upcoming DIMMU BORGIR opus
has been revealed by guitarist Silenoz: "After what we can call
a pretty mellow and relaxed mixing session (at least from a dimmucratic
point of view), 'In Sorte Diaboli' is now mixed and ready for mastering!
Ooops…happened to mention the album title there. Anyways, mastering
duties will be done pretty soon courtesy of Russ Russell at an undisclosed
location in the U.K."
'In Sorte Diaboli' will be a concept album with a story located in Medieval
Europe. "There's this dude that works as a priest's assistant,
and after a while he just discovers that he has nothing to do with Christianity.
He just sort of has this awakening and realizes that he has different
abilities and different powers and is leaning more to the dark side,"
explains Silenoz the not exactly Christianity-friendly story concept.
- THREAT SIGNAL tour videos available!
Vocalist Jon Howard of the Canadian metallers THREAT SIGNAL has posted
the following message on the band's official web site:
"We're back home from the SOILWORK tour now, so I'll have time
to put together some video clips for you guys. I've uploaded a live
video of 'One Last Breath' recorded at B.B. King in [New York City]
November 5. Also, a clip of us onstage with SOILWORK!! It was the last
show of the tour, and Speed [SOILWORK frontman Björn 'Speed' Strid]
pulled us all up on stage; check that crazy shit out. I'll be putting
together various clips from the tour and making them available to watch,
so keep checkin' the video section. Watch out for more tour dates early
next year!!" Click here
for THREAT SIGNAL videos! www.threatsignal.com
- RAGE new dvd details revealed
Mighty RAGE filmed their show in St. Petersburg, Russia earlier this
year in front of 15,000 fans for their stunning live DVD "Full
Moon in St. Petersburg". The DVD will be released on February 23rd
2007 and is packed with loads of Teutonic Metal goodies! DVD 1 will
contain the complete concert in St. Petersburg, including both old classics
and new smashers from RAGE´S last album, "Speak Of The Dead".
Also, disc one will feature the band's last two promotional videos,
Brazilian TV footage, and a live performance at the "Masters of
Rock" festival 2006 in the Czech Republic.
Meanwhile, DVD2 will consist out of comprehensive bonus material, including
a full-length documentary, a detailed documentary recorded on the last
European tour, featuring insight into the band's life "on the road"
and backstage. In addition, each member of the band has contributed
personal footage - which means you can now witness frontman Peavy Wagner
discussing his ice age bone collection or join a drum workshop with
Mike Terrana!!! The first edition will be available in a special steelbook
with two DVDs and an audio CD, but will also be available as a separate
DVD or audio CD. The artwork was once again designed by Anthony Clarkson,
who was responsible for the cover of the "Speak of the Dead"
- CLAWFINGER working on new songs
Swedish crossover pioneers CLAWFINGER are back in the studio, working
on new songs for the follow-up album of "Hate Yourself With Style"
(released on November 18th 2005). "So Bård is in town since
Sunday evening and we've started another round of writing and recording",
says singer Zak Tell about the proceeding. Read his full statement here!
CLAWFINGER have recently been confirmed to play the German Jägermeister
Rock:Liga, click here
to get more info.
- New CASSIUS song "Funeral March" posted online!
The track "Funeral March" from CASSIUS' upcoming and highly
anticipated debut album "I am Jim Jones" has been uploaded
to the Lifeforce Records America MySpace profile here. "I am Jim
Jones" was recorded by Chris Dowhan of Red Planet Studios (Scarlet
/ Twelve Tribes / Black Dahlia Murder.)
In addition to this, Cassius will be heading out on the road for a month
long tour in January with For The Fallen Dreams in support of their
upcoming record's release. "I am Jim Jones" will see a January
23rd 2007 release date.
CASSIUS "I Am Jim Jones"
- IN STORES JANUARY 23RD, 2007 -
Upcoming CASSIUS tour dates
w/ For The Fallen Dreams:
January 2nd @ Jamestowne Hall in Saginaw, MI
January 3rd @ Daily Double in Akron, OH
January 4th @ 1123 First Ave in Evansville, IN
January 5th @ Shorewood Legion in Milwaukee, WI
January 6th @ The Showcase Skatepark & Venue in Rogers, MN
January 7th @ TBA in Des Moine, IA
January 8th @ TBA in St. Louis, MO OR southern IL
January 9th @ TBA in Tulsa, OK
January 10th @ Red Blood Club in Dallas, TX
January 11th @ Java Jazz in Houston, TX
January 12th @ The Darkroom in Baton Rouge, LA
January 13th @ The Slaughterhouse in Phoenix City, AL
January 14th @ The Family Center in Port Charlotte, FL
January 15th @ Thee Imperial in Jacksonville, FL
January 16th @ Swayze's in Marietta, GA
January 17th @ Venue TBA in Charlotte, NC
January 18th @ Venue TBA in Richmond, VA
January 19th @ Venue TBA in Montclair, NJ
January 20th @ The Buffalo Icon in Buffalo, NY *DANCE OR DIE FEST 07'!*
January 21st @ Club Crannell in Poughkeepsie, NY
January 22nd @ Venue TBA in Pittsburgh, PA
January 23rd @ Venue TBA in Cincinnati, OH
January 24th @ Skunk's Nest in Niles, MI
Please visit our website for a more up to date list of the shows and
- WATAIN and RED HARVEST New Discs.
Last week we told you about the brand new signing of Swedish black metallers
WATAIN on Season of Mist. We can now announce that the band's debut
- which title will be revealed soon - on our label is due next February
19th, along with RED HARVEST's " Greater Darkness" new album.
Wait for that double blow
- ROTTING CHRIST News
Due to bureaucratic problems with obtaining visas, the band's announced
tour in the USA during November 2006 wa postponed to May 2007. As soon
as the first dates are confirmed for this tour, they will be posted
on the Rotting
Christ website, www.myspace.com/rottingchristabyss
of Mist websites.
As a teaser for ROTTING CHRIST's upcoming opus "Theogonia",
out next January 22nd on Season of Mist, you can download one song from
the upcoming album on this website. Check out "Enuma
Here's the complete tracklisting
• 1. The Sign of prime Creation
• 2. Keravnos Kivernitos
• 3. Enuma Elish
• 4. Gaia Tellus
• 5. Helios Hyperion
• 6. Nemecic
• 7. He, the Aethyr
• 8. Phobos' Synagogue
• 9. Rege Diabolicus
• 10. Threnody
ROTTING CHRIST + CARPATHIAN FOREST (+ Malevolent Creation + Incantation
+ Neuraxis + Harm)
14 Feb 07 Berlin (DE) Kato
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
- NEBELKORONA - Reminiszenzen an das Morgenrot / Relikte des Abendrotes
DIGI CD'2006 -- out now
Out now since 21.11.2006 on
IN THE MORNINGSIDE RECORDS
( Spain / TEMPLE005 )
( [email protected]
Reminiszenzen an das Morgenrot / Relikte des Abendrotes DIGI CD'2006
I Verlorene Schritte
II Auf Flügeln des Windes
III Die Flucht
IV Im Kern der Feuer
V Schatten der Trübsal
VI Das Flüstern der Bäume
VII Auf Flügeln des Windes (mpeg)
• DIGIPAK-format with slipcase (cardboardbox)
• incl. video-clip (mpeg) of “Auf
Flügeln des Windes”
• mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Audio Studio (Oslo/Norway)
• 16-pages booklet
• 50 min playing time
The perfect sound for misty autumn nights - Emotional, illustrious and
atmospheric…Mystic sound-landscapes in crystal-clear sound full
of thrilling melodies, haunting moods and dark romanticism.
- Blown to Pieces 4
Hello metal freaks!!
FearSomeRecords is proud to presents BLOWN TO PIECES 4. This compilation
is the 6th release by FearSomeRecords. A lot of different brews
of styles are on it! The songs on this part are also, perhaps even
better than part 3!
01. DEVIOUS - 'Boundless Domain' - brutal death metal from the
02. GILO - 'D.V.W.A.C.M' - power metal from the Netherlands
03. XERPENTOR - 'Compulsion to Kill' - old school death metal from the
04. EDGE OF ANGER - 'Hate Charge' - Pounding metal from the Netherlands
05. VARNAS - 'Endless In My Cold Dreams of Pain' - death metal from
06. KYU - 'Nwbgn' (newbegin) - groovy powermetal from the Netherlands
07. THE EMBODIMENT - 'Y2k' - thrash metal from the Netherlands
08. KESTMORG - 'Infective Vultures Receptacle' - avantgarde metal from
09. PERSISTENSE - ' A Good Friend' - metalcore from the Netherlands
10. EXCRETE - 'Fäkal Fatal' - death / thrash metal from Germany
11. WHEN LOVE FINISHES - 'Fast n' Furious' - metalcore from Italy
12. SERIAL BUTCHER - 'Baking up the Neighbours' - death metal from the
13. WARMASTER - 'Unleashing Devilment' - Old school death metal from
14. RIGHT IN SIGHT - 'White Obsession' - brutal new school hardcore
band from turin Italy
15. KORONZON - 'F.T.I.' (Fucking Trendy Idols) - agressive thrash -
death metal from Greece
16. DARK REMAINS - 'Misanthropic Rage' - death metal from the Netherlands
17. ROTTEN - 'Butchering of a Body' - death metal from the Netherlands
More info check: WWW.FEARSOMERECS.NL.NU Get
your copy as soon as possible!!
- Open Grave Records recording artist End of Destiny announced today
the departure of guitarist Patrick Daniels.
The band had to say to the following regarding his departure:
"We are sad to announce the departure of guitarist Patrick Daniels.
Patrick has been with the band since its very begging and we are sad
to see him go, but we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors."
The band is currently looking for a new guitarist. Anyone who is interested
in filling the position is encouraged to email the band via their myspace
Anyone who auditions must be willing to tour.
End of Destiny's debut album, "The Thoughtless Existence"
was released in October via Open Grave Records. "The Thoughtless
Existence" is one of the first Open Grave Releases to see nationwide
distribution in the US on January 30th through a distribution deal with
OarFin Distribution. Their album has also been picked up for UK distribution
with Code 7 Music / Plastichead Distribution starting in January as
- Desolate Ways signs with Erpland Records
The brazilian doomsters of Desolate Ways finished the recordings of
their second album, entitled Tearful, and recently signed with Erpland
for the release in Brazil, which is scheduled for January of 2007, when
the band will also release their new website.
Meanwhile, they published the artwork of the new album in the following
The release of Tearful in other countries is still being negotiated.
- Church Of Misery/Deer Creek Split LP from Game Two Records
update from Game Two Records:
Greetings, Doomers and Rockers!
It’s been almost two years since Game Two has sent out a message
like this, but we're back in action. Don't bother checking out
the website; that hasn't been updated yet, but we're hoping to
get it done soon.
Anyway, we're proud to announce the newest release from Game Two; the
scorching Church Of Misery/Deer Creek Split LP (GT-33). The Japanese
lords of serial doom return with a 16+ minute lysergic, effects-laden
track, “The Golden Dawn” on Side A. Side B is the
recorded debut of Colorado’s Deer Creek, who offer three tracks
of bleak and down-tuned Doom heaviness. Limited to 1000 copies
on nice, black vinyl, with original artwork by Paul Vismara.
Mail Order Price $14 US, $24 Airmail Rest of World
2 Copy Deal: $25 US, $35 Airmail Rest of World
Contact [email protected]
for more information.
Game Two Records
- Daymares sign with Selfmadegod Records!
Warsaw-based newborn hardcore / death'n'roll kingpins have entered into
cooperation with Selfmadegod Records on the first days of September.
As a result of the agreement, the newfangled four-piece will soon begin
recording their debut full-length album for an early 2007 release. Followers
of both hardcore / punk rock and death'n'roll of Entombed fame cannot
afford to miss it.
"We are extremely happy with a possibility to release our debut
album on Selfmadegod Records" comments the band. Karol (owner)
seems to be really into what we are doing, and the label is definitely
most thriving company and HC / punk distributor in the country, hence
there was not a matter of debate to start the cooperation."
"We are very proud of the fact that such band as Daymares has found
its place under protective wings of Selfmadegod Records. This is undoubtedly
one of the most promising new groups on the hardcore / metal scene.
We are eagerly looking forward to debut album, which will certainly
appeal to many fans" predicts labels owner Karol Pienko.
Daymares has been around for not much more than 7 months. It started
when Arek, Pat and Marcin started to jam together in late winter of
2006 to create the monster that they had thought about doing for a long
time. The idea behind the band was to bridge heavy HC, death'n'roll
and punk rock. The heaviness and brutality, the anger, the fury, the
intensity, and the passion for underground ethics, combined with outspoken
Soon, they teamed up with Grzesiek who is, by the way, Marcin's twin
brother. He dug the vibe of the band like nobody else and from then
on things went really fast. Practicing like crazy all spring they managed
to record "Darkness" for an Integrity tribute album on Escapist
Artist, then soon after they entered the Serakos Studio to record a
5-track demo, as they did, the summer was upon them. The songs can be
found at http://myspace.com/yourdaymares.
"We are currently in the midst of writing for what will become
our debut album, most likely to complete it by the end of November in
order to focus on details later on" specify the band. Daymares
are busy writing more songs in order to start playing shows and record
a full-length album soon. The as-yet-untitled record is scheduled to
be out early 2007.
- KRUGER SIGN TO LISTENABLE RECORDS
LISTENABLE RECORDS are proud to welcome Swiss noisemongers KRUGER.
Swiss noisemongers KRUGER have inked a deal with France's Listenable
Records. The band's third studio album, Redemption Through Looseness,
is being recorded at Belle Fontaine studios in Lausanne, Switzerland
and will be mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts.
Mastering duties will be handled by Alan Douches in New York.KRUGER's
last album, "Cattle Truck", was released in 2005. The band
previously played shows across Europe with ISIS, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE
PLAN, GOJIRA and CULT OF LUNA.
Fans of MASTODON, CULT OF LUNA, BREACH, ISIS, TOOL and ENTOMBED will
find this new piece of sinister and ridiculously loud and massively
heavy metal an enjoyable listen!For more information, visit
- Negura Bunget Gigs:
04 Apr 2007 - Budapest (HU) + Adultery
05 Apr 2007 - TBA + Adultery
06 Apr 2007 - Ostrava (CZ) + Adultery
07 Apr 2007 - Katowice (PL) + Adultery
08 Apr 2007 - Praga (CZ) + Adultery
20-21 jul 2007 - Pößneck (DE) - Hell's Pleasure
Festival + Secrets of the Moon
- HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE lineup update
Hammers Of Misfortune has a new line up! First of all, original
drummer Chewy has returned to the fold. This is great news and
we are thrilled to have him back!
As for vocals, we have two new members. Patrick Goodwin (Dirty Power)
is playing guitar and assuming duties as our male lead vocalist.
Jesse Quattro (Secret Chiefs 3, Carniceria) is our new female vocalist.
We're very excited to have Chewy back, and some excellent new voices
in the band. We expect this line-up to be our best yet.
This line-up is confirmed to debut at the South By South West showcase
in Austin TX, in March of '07. There will undoubtedly be shows
prior to this, but they are a secret at the moment...
Hammers Of Misfortune official line-up:
Chewy - drums
Ron Nichols - bass
John Cobbett - guitar, etc.
Sigrid Sheie - piano, organ
Patrick Goodwin - voice, guitar
Jesse Quattro - voice, etc.
for more info.
|January 5th, 2007
- W:O:A 2007 - confirmed bands!
Here's a complete list of all bands confirmed for the W:O:A 2007 (new
bands since the last newsletter are signed with a *):
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
BLACK MAJESTY *
HEAVEN SHALL BURN *
IMMORTAL - Reunion, one and only Open Air Show in Germany 2007
IN FLAMES *
LETZTE INSTANZ *
NAPALM DEATH *
RAGE & Lingua Mortis Orchester
SAXON - A Night To Remember
SONIC SYNDICATE *
STORMWARRIOR feat. Kai Hansen
STRATOVARIUS - Only Open Air Show in Germany
and many more!
More infos about the bands: Billing
/ Bands 2007
More infos: www.wacken.com
- CANDLELIGHT ANNOUNCE NEW SIGNINGS
Philadelphia: Candlelight Records USA confirms the recent signing
of Throne of Katarsis, Omnium Gatherum, Pantheon I, Manes, Furze,
and Sear Bliss. Each will see their label debut's in 2007.
Norway's Throne of Katarsis formed in 2003. The black metal duo
released Unholy Holocaustwinds (ep and limited 10-inch vinyl) in early
2004. The raw 4-track recording quickly sold out. The band's
full-length debut, already recorded at Black Dimension Studios (owned/operated
by Stein Sund of Thundra), will see release in early 2007. For
more information visit the band's official site, www.throneofkatarsis.com.
Finland's Omnium Gatherum come to Candlelight with already a nice worldwide
fanbase. The band entered Southeast Studios in Karhula, Finland
earlier this month with producer Teemu Aalto. Stuck Here on Snake's
Way will see release in April. The album follows their previous
recordings - Years in Waste/2005 and Spirits and August Light/2003;
both album's released via Nuclear Blast. The band is maintaining
a blog during their recording. Visit their official website, www.omniumgatherum.org
Oslo-based Pantheon I, featuring vocalist/guitarist Andre Kvebek (1349)
and guitarist John Espen Sagstad (Trollfest/Sarkom) are currently working
on their Candlelight debut. Combining black, death, and progressive
metal, the band will appeal to a broad-range of metal fans. Pre-production
recordings of three songs ("Where Angels Burn," "Core
of the Soul," "Decent into Darkness," plus the band's
recording of Emperor's "Thus Spake the Nightspirit") are available
at the band's official website. Visit www.pantheon-i.com
and click on the media section for a listen.
Norway's Manes are near to completing their debut for Candlelight.
How the World Came to an End is expected for an early 2007 release.
Together since 1992, the avantgarde band have numerous recordings available
(original demos released by Hammerheart, subsequent recordings via Code666).
The band has played alongside Isis, Katatonia, Red Harvest, Madder Mortem,
Theater of Tragedy, Black Comedy and have made key festival appearances at
Norway's Quart, Inferno, and Hole In The Sky. For more information
visit the band's official website at www.manes.info.
UTD is the label debut from Norwegian extremist Furze. The album
features guest drumming from Frost (Satyricon/1349) on two of the album's
eight punishing tracks. Earlier this fall, Candlelight UK reissued
the band's previously unavailable early recordings, Necromanzee Cogent
and Trident Autocrat (originally released in 1999 via Norway's Apocalyptic
Empire Records); both available shortly via Candlelight USA's web shop
UTD is planned for a February 20 US release. For more information
Hungary's Sear Bliss, recently confirmed to perform at Prague's Winter
Assault Festival on December 15, will begin recording of their Candlelight
debut in March. The album is expected for release during the summer
months. Formed in 1993, the unique black metal band released their
debut, Phantoms, in August 1996. Its release was greeted with
favorable reviews from essential metal press throughout Europe.
The band's most recent record, Glory And Perdition (Red Stream) features
a guest appearance by Mayhem’s vocalist Attila Csihar. For
more information visit the band's official site at www.searbliss.hu.
MANIC Music & Distribution
Candlelight Records USA
PO Box 707
Plymouth Meeting PA 19462
our official sites!
- OPEN GRAVE RECORDS SETS RELEASE DATE FOR FEAST ETERNAL REISSUE ALONG
WITH RELEASING SAMPLES OF 2 NEW BONUS TRACKS.
Open Grave Records is pleased to announce the release date of February
27th 2007 for the reissue of Feast Eternal’s, “Prison’s
of Flesh”. “Prison’s of Flesh” was originally
release independently by the band back in 2000. Copies of the original
pressing now sell on ebay for upwards of $30.
The reissue along with having all of the tracks from the original album
will have 2 new songs as bonus cuts. The two new songs being, “Rage
of Angels” and “Serpent’s Proclaim”, which where
recorded exclusively for the reissue. Open Grave Records have made downloadable
sample clips of these songs available from the Open Grave Records website
Feast Eternal will soon begin recording their brand new full length
album for Open Grave Records which remains untitled at this time. Look
for a late August 2007 release date.
- HIRAX CONFIRMED TO SUPPORT DESTRUCTION ON 8 WEST COAST AND TEXAS DATES
LOS ANGELES- HIRAX will play 8 dates of Destruction’s “Thrash
‘Til Death Over North America” tour, beginning on January
“We are psyched to support a band who I consider one of the innovators
of European thrash metal,” said vocalist Katon W. De Pena.
“Destruction and HIRAX are both forged from the same heavy metal
mold and we both share that never-say-die attitude. We’re
honored to share the stage with our metal brothers from Germany.
It’s going to be a historic tour.”
The 12” limited edition vinyl of “Assassins Of War “
will available in late December on Black Devil Records. Two of
the five tracks will be available on the compilation “Speed
Kills…Again,” to be released in January 2007 on the new
label, Heavy Artillery, a subsidiary of Punk Core Records.
Tour Dates with HIRAX
01/21/07 Sun. Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, CA
01/23/07 Tue. Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
01/24/07 Wed. Jumping Turtle, San Diego, CA
02/13/07 Tue. White Rabbit, San Antonio, CA
02/14/07 Wed. Walter’s On Washington, Houston, TX
02/15/07 Thu. Chic’s, El Paso, TX
02/16/07 Fri. Clubhouse, Phoenix, AZ
02/17/07 Sat. Knitting Factory, Hollywood, CA
Destruction’s Complete Itinerary
01/20/07 Sat. The Showbox, Seattle, WA (Seattle Metal Festival w/Destruction,
Overkill, God Forbid)
01/21/07 Sun. Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, CA
01/22/07 Mon. Celebrity Club, Las Vegas, NV
01/23/07 Tue. Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
01/24/07 Wed. Jumping Turtle, San Diego, CA
01/25/07 Thu. The Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
01/26/07 Fri. Hubba's House Of Rock, Denver, CO
01/27/07 Sat. The Hive, Tulsa, OK
01/28/07 Sun. Sokol, Omaha, NE *
01/29/07 Mon. Joe’s, Chicago, IL *
01/30/07 Tue. Pop’s, Sauget, IL *
01/31/07 Wed. Peabody's , Cleveland, OH *
02/01/07 Thu. The Opera House, Toronto, ONT *
02/02/07 Fri. Petit Theatre du Capital, Quebec City, QUE *
02/03/07 Sat. Foufounes Electriques, Montreal, QUE *
02/04/07 Sun. Middle East, Boston, MA *
02/05/07 Mon. Rebel, New York, NY *
02/06/07 Tue. First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA *
02/07/07 Wed. Sonar, Baltimore, MD *
02/08/07 Thu. Fayetteville, NC *
02/09/07 Fri. Masquerade, Atlanta, GA *
02/10/07 Sat. Ft. Lauderdale, FL *
02/11/07 Sun. Back Booth, Orlando, FL *
02/12/07 Mon. New Orleans, LA
02/13/07 Tue. White Rabbit, San Antonio, CA
02/14/07 Wed. Walter’s On Washington, Houston, TX
02/15/07 Thu. Chic’s, El Paso, TX
02/16/07 Fri. Clubhouse, Phoenix, AZ
02/17/07 Sat. Knitting Factory, Hollywood, CA
* with Municipal Waste
All dates with Sadus opening except for 1/20
More dates to be announced.
- TRANSLATION LOSS RECORDS SIGNS DECLAN DE BARRA
Translation Loss Records is extremely overjoyed to announce the signing
of our first overseas artist, Ireland's very own singer/songwriter,
DECLAN DE BARRA. DECLAN, who has been working as an independent musician
since the age of 18, has previously released records and toured the
world with his former outfits "Non Intentional Lifeform" and
"Clann Zu." His first band "NIL" was released through
Roadrunner Records and "Clann Zu" had a number of successful
releases released through the politically charged Canadian label G7
Welcoming Committee, home to writers Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn as
well as the highly praised "International Noise Consiracy."
Song of a Thousand Birds, his Translation Loss Records debut solo record,
features some of the best in Irish contemporary musicians including
3 songs that feature contributions by his former Clann Zu band mates.
DECLAN (vocals, electric & acoustic guitar & percussion) moves
easily between delicate pop songs and grand orchestrated reflections,
bringing to mind many of rock's late greats while maintaining his own
fresh and original sound. Expect an early 2007 release.
You can hear select tracks from Declan de Barra's stunning debut "Song
Of A Thousand Birds" here:
You can also catch a live performance of the song "Throw your arms
around me" from "Song Of A Thousand Birds" here:
::Translation Loss Records::
- HELL WITHIN album details and new drummer
As previously reported HELL WITHIN just recently lost their long time
drummer Brian "Bubba" Joyce and filled his position with former
TRAUMA CONCEPT drummer Derek Jay. Now the band is back again to reveal
some details about the follow up to the band's 2004 Lifeforce Records
debut "Asylum Of The Human Predator."
The title of HELL WITHIN's second, scheduled for an early 2007 album
will be "Shadows Of Vanity."
HELL WITHIN guitarist Tony Zimmermann checks in:
"For the past 7 months we've been busy writing and getting the
new Hell Within album ready to record. Finally at the end of this month
we will enter Prism Sound Studios in Acton, Ma to start tracking the
album under the direction of John Ellis. This will take us about 3 weeks
and then the masters are off to Audio Hammer Studios in Orlando FL for
Jason Suecoff to mix the album. We're very excited about working with
these engineers and can't wait to get started. I will tell you the material
is sick. In most areas the riffs are so bone crushing that they will
send you into a frenzy, but then the songs have their tasteful melodic
elements that will bring you back to earth and leave you begging for
more. The songs are rock'n in some areas and then face shredding in
others. More or less it has the signature Hell Within sound but put
2 years of touring and 2 more years of experience under our belts and
you will have the new Hell Within album entitled "Shadows Of Vanity."
Further information and updates you can find at:
- FLESHGORE new track is on line!!!
In the nearest future the musicians are about to make the final changes
of the sound of their brand new studio work "Wake Up For Freedom".
Fresh dose of extreme is promising to expand the creative work of the
band more wide then before and characterize the most actual its tendencies.
The format and date of the future release are not planned yet. Information
will appear on the results of the future conversations with the recording
companies. So far full version of the recorded material will be directly
spread within the framework of promo distribution.
"Wake Up" from Fleshgore new PROMO 2006/2007 "Wake Up
Web Site: http://www.fleshgore.com
Booking: [email protected]
Band post address:
Kiev - 04128
- SENTENCED “Buried Alive” check ecard for full DVD menu
On November 27, 2006, the ultimate legacy of dearly missed SENTENCED
will hit European shops: Their long-awaited 2DVD and 2CD “Buried
Alive”, SENTENCED’s first official live-document that gives
their dedicated fans no less than their last ever show, recorded October
1st, 2005. Klaffi Productions from Oulu (who already did the awesome
clip for “Ever-Frost” and the brand new live-clip for “Despair-Ridden
Hearts“) had filmed and edited the entire event for everybody
who couldn’t make it to this very special show and of course also
for every single one of you who witnessed the burial of Sentenced.
The audio on the DVD is available as stereo and 5.1 mix. In addition
you can find a full disc of intimate bonus-material from their last
year on the road, behind the scenes, extensive interviews, an animated
photo-gallery and all video-clips the band ever did for a total of more
than 300 minutes of SENTENCED.
Click on the link given below to get straight to the specially designed
Ecard for “Buried Alive” to see a full mock up of the DVD
menu and get a taste of “Buried Alive”, incl. a full live-song
as well as snippets from all chapters: Ecard
“Buried Alive” will be released in three different formats:
Ltd. 2DVD9+2CD (Digipak)
2DVD9 (SuperJewel Box King Size)
DRINK TO FORGET!
- THE HAUNTED European tour 2007, video tour-diary online & chart
One of the most interesting and challenging metal outfits of our times,
THE HAUNTED, have just released their monster „The Dead Eye“
and are back home from the initial European showcase run for the album,
but this was just the beginning of a long live campaign for this outstanding
THE HAUNTED posted a statement on their myspace home on the just finished
European tour, here we go:
“Hey! The European shows went great. A special thank you to the
people who came out to the shows in Stockholm and Gothenburg. We've
never had as big a crowd as this at home and that feels extra special
to us, being home and all. We have a special request for all our fans
out there... If you have video recordings from any of the show - share
it man! Send us a file or a link to the material so we can post it on
our youtube-thing etc. and let other folks see it as well. These next
couple of days is resting and hanging with the families. Just chillin´
and getting the batteries loaded again. We're posting a little diary
film from these last two weeks, a little something the Bergman of the
band put together for our entertainment, hope you enjoy...On Thursday
we get on the plane and head to Seattle and Blackest Of The Black, and
Mr Glen Danzig! We are stoked!
Thank you all and we'll see you soon!
Peace!/ The Haunted“
Here’s the link the band’s cool tour diary, just click HERE!
THE HAUNTED will gather all their energy once again for a full European
assault in January-March 2007.
Here are the dates:
THE HAUNTED European tour 2007:
31.01. NL Tilburg O13
01.02. NL Deventer Burgerweeshuis
02.02. NL Groningen Vera
03.02. UK London Mean Fiddler
04.02. UK Bristol Academy 2
05.02. UK Birmingham Academy 2
06.02. UK Dublin Voodo Lounge
07.02. UK Liverpool Academy 2
08.02. UK Nottingham Rock City
09.02. UK Glasgow Cathouse
10.02. UK Manchester Hope & Grape
11.02. UK Leeds Cockpit
12.02. UK Norwich Waterfront
13.02. B Vosselaar Biebob
14.02. F Rennes UBU
15.02. F Bordeaux Theatre Barbey
16.02. E Barcelona Sala Apolo
17.02. E Madrid Sala Caracol
18.02. E Bilbao Bilbo Rock
20.02. F Lyon Ninkasi Kao
21.02 I Milan Rainbow
22.02. CH Geneva PTR-Usine
23.02. CH Wil Remise
24.02. A Wien Planet Music
25.02. HU Budapest Kultiplex
27.02. CZ Prague Brodo
28.02. PL Wroclaw WZ club
01.03. PL Warsaw Proxima Club
02.03. D Berlin Knaack Klub
04.03. D Aschaffenburg Colo-sal
04.03. D Munich Backstage club
06.03. D Stuttgart Die Röhre
07.03. D Bochum Matrix
08.03. D Hamburg Molotow
09.03. S Malmö KB
Additionally, THE HAUNTED are confirmed to start off their 2007 live
activities by playing some shows in Finland together with Burst:
10.01. FIN Turku Klubi
11.01. FIN Tampere Klibi
12.01. FIN Jyväskylä Lutakko
13.01. FIN Helsinki Nosturi
“The Dead Eye” is getting great praise both from the press
and fans and the album entered the official national charts on position
# 14 in their native country Sweden and position # 43 in Finland. Congratulations!
- BRAND NEW SIN New video launched online & more!
Paralleling the release of their highly anticipated next slab of diverse
and hard-hitting classic hardrock “Tequila” (European street
date: November 20,2006), BRAND NEW SIN premier their new video clip
for the song “Motormeth” online @ YouTube, so click HERE
to watch it!
After recently successfully completing the US Jägermeister Tour
2006 along with Mushroomhead, Soil and Autumn Offering, one of the finest
hard rocking bands on the planet presents its critically acclaimed new
album “Tequila”, an explosive cocktail of brilliant riffs,
whiskey-drenched vocals and outstanding song writing, here some of the
press feedback on the new effort by BRAND NEW SIN:
“Tequila” fits excellently to Black Label Society, COC,
Black Sabbath, 90’s Metallica and of course a beer case, or better
five of them…
METAL HAMMER (D)
That’s the way rousing, up-to-date Southern Rock should sound
like today – raw, dirty yet graced with insane hooks! “Tequila”
is a drink that definitely gets you addicted!
…one has to admit that these guys did not lose one inch of ground
to the big players in genre like COC or Down!
ROCK HARD (D)
More info on BRAND NEW SIN can be found at:
- BYZANTINE To Hit The Studio; Take A Break To Tour With GOD FORBID
West Virginia's forward-thinking metal band BYZANTINE will tentatively
enter the studio December 8 to record the follow-up to 2005's '...And
They Shall Take Up Serpents' before taking a break from the recording
process to support God Forbid for two weeks on a tour package also boasting
Goatwhore, Mnemic and Arsis. Upon completion of the tour, BYZANTINE
will return to the studio to finish recording. Production this time
around will again be handled by Aaron Fisher and BYZANTINE for the yet-untitled
full-length, due for a 2007 release through Prosthetic Records.
"We have so far 11 songs in the bag and most likely will have 15
penned by the time pre-production starts," vocalist/guitarist OJ
Ojeda previously stated. "Normally we write 10 and use 10, but
riffs are flowing like mad and all four of us are writing material this
time, which has been very interesting. All I can say is if this album
doesn't kick our first two albums' asses, something is wrong! Some songs
are pure thrash, some songs are off time as hell and some songs are
depressing and dark. This album WILL be our finest effort."
In other news, Byzantine will appear on the upcoming EyeHateGod tribute
record, 'For The Sick: A Tribute to Eyehategod,' performing the track
"Shoplift." The record is currently slated for a Feb. 20 release
through Season Mist America.
BYZANTINE on tour
(with God Forbid, Mnemic, Goatwhore, Arsis)
2/02 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
2/03 Greenville, SC - The Handlebar
2/04 Jacksonville, FL - Thee Imperial
2/05 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
2/06 Orlando, FL - Backbooth
2/07 St. Petersburg, FL - The Garage
2/09 Covington, KY - The Mad Hatter
2/10 Nashville, TN - The Muse
2/11 Springfield, VA - Jaxx
2/12 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
2/14 Huntington, WV - Huntington Music Hall
2/16 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
2/17 Rochester, NY - Penny Arcade
- ICED EARTH Returns With Alive In Athens DVD; New Trailer Online
ICED EARTH has returned with Alive In Athens - The DVD, which hit stores
last week. Their first and only live album, Alive In Athens, was recorded
at two sold-out shows on the nights of January 23rd and January 24th,
1999, at the Rodon Club in Athens, Greece. Originally released as a
triple CD set in summer 1999, Alive In Athens entered the German charts
on #55 and stayed two weeks at #1 in Greece, where it was quickly certified
Gold, a feat previously thought unattainable. Click the link below to
check out a trailer for this phenomenal DVD.
Seven years after the release of Alive In Athens, a discovery was made
when raw footage of the live show itself was discovered in a discontinued
archive, and out of curiosity alone the footage was immediately converted
to a modern tape format and examined. Although only three cameras were
present at the show, the energy and atmosphere of the material was overwhelming,
and only three of the 31 live songs ("Slave to the Dark",
"A Question of Heaven" and "Iced Earth") were absent
or unusable due to videotape changes of the camera team. Not having
known that camera footage existed from such a legendary concert, the
decision was made to share the material with the world in the form of
Alive In Athens - The DVD.
The audio files have been re-mastered for 5.1 DTS surround sound to
offer the best quality live feeling. While not as slick as the modern
16-camera, quick-cut DVD releases found today, the fact that fans can
now share the visual experience of being at the show is one that will
surely be rejoiced. Some backstage footage and a Jon Schaffer interview
with the German music channel VIVA TV were also unearthed and added
as part of this historical performance, leaving it without the standard
bells and whistles but nonetheless delivering more than 2 1/2 hours
of the best metal ever recorded live.
- QUIET RIOT To Release New Album On November 22nd!
Founded in 1975 by Randy Rhodes, Quiet Riot are recognised as contributing
to the success of the 1980's Glam Metal scene. Their album "Metal
Health" was the first American heavy metal to reach number 1 on
the Billboard charts in the USA. Quiet Riot knocked The Police's
"Synchronicity from the top spot and helped pave the way for more
heavy metal albums to gain the commercial success they deserved.
At the same time, they had another first & the first time that a
heavy metal band made the Top 5 in the US pop charts. Their cover
of Slades' "Cum On Feel The Noize spent 2 weeks at number 5.
The new album, "Rehab", was recorded by Kevin DuBrow (vocals),
and Frankie Banali (drums), joined by Tony Franklin on Bass, and Neil
Citron on the guitar. They are also joined by the voice of rock,
Glenn Hughes, who guests on the Spooky Tooth cover "Evil Woman
(both as part of the vocal duet, and on bass). Since the recording,
both Alex Grossi (guitar) and Chuck Wright (bass) have rejoined the
band, and this is the line up that is going to be touring worldwide
in support of the album.
Over the years, the band has been home to various celebrity members
& Rhodes famously went on to play with Ozzy Osbourne, but in addition
to that Rudy Sarzo, bass player between 1979 and 1985 (and 1997 - 2003),
went on to play with Whitesnake & Dio, Sean Mcnabb (1987 -89) played
with Great White, and even Tracii Guns of LA Guns fame was the guitarist,
albeit for only 2 weeks!
They have also been immortalised on The Simpsons, in an episode entitled
"The Father, Son and the Holy Guest star in 2005, where they performed
as a religious band called Pious Riot!
The new album, "Rehab" is released by Demolition Records on
- SLAYER Announces Winter 2007 Headline Tour; UNEARTH Special Guest
On All Dates
Los Angeles, CA - SLAYER - Tom Araya/bass, vocals, Kerry King/guitars,
Jeff Hanneman/guitars, and Dave Lombardo/drums - the pioneers and undisputed
kings of extreme speed/thrash metal - will hit the road on January 24
for a four-week North American tour. The dates are in support of the
band's latest album, "Christ Illusion" (August 8, American
Recordings) the band's first new studio album since 1990's "Seasons
In The Abyss," and its highest-charting album ever (#5 on Billboard's
Top 200 Albums Chart). Unearth will open all shows.
"Over the past few months, we've had a great time headlining 'Unholy
Alliance' in North America and Europe, bringing a killer five-act bill
to the fans," said Slayer's King. "But we're looking forward
to this next tour, where it's just Slayer and Unearth, playing venues
where we can be right in the fans' faces."
These North American dates come on the heels of Slayer's uber-successful
international tour which, between August and November, took the band
to SRO shows in the UK, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela,
Mexico, Singapore, Japan, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium,
Finland, Denmark and Sweden. While in Germany, the band paid a special
visit to the U.S. Troops of the 52nd Services Squadron located on the
Spangdahlem U.S. Air Force Base.
"Christ Illusion" is Slayer's first new studio album in five
years, and the first recorded by the original line-up in more than 15
years. The album, which deals with the brutality of war and religious
fanaticism and scrutinizes America's role in Iraq and Afghanistan, prompted
one media outlet to hail it "...this year's most political album
since Neil Young's 'Living with War.'" Overall, the album has received
raves: Transworld's Surf called it "one of the band's finest albums
to date, ranking right up there with 'Reign In Blood'...", The
New York Times wrote that the CD is "the most concentrated, focused
Slayer record in 20 years," and Penthouse said, "Slayer has
created an album so fast, so loud, and so good that you might think
you've sold your soul."
Confirmed dates for Slayer's winter 2007 North American tour are as
24 Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ
25 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
28 Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA
30 Great Salt Air, Salt Lake City, UT
31 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
2 Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma City, OK
3 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS
5 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
7 Labatt Center, London, Ontario CANADA
8 Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario CANADA
9 Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
10 Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
12 Lifestyles Pavilion, Columbus, OH
13 Convocation Center, Youngstown, OH
15 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY
16 Lupo's at the Strand Theatre, Providence, Rhode Island
17 House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ
19 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
20 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
22 House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
23 House of Blues, Orlando, FL
24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- Plastilinovy JiNN (new song from new album)
"Plastilinovy JiNN" finishes a studio session for a new album
"Mirage" . At this moment process has passed to a stage of
Right now (directly from the furnace) we represent you a song "Mirage":
- SAMPLE CLIPS OF DOWNLORD’S “RANDOM DICTIONARY OF THE DAMNED”
AVAILABLE TO STREAM
DOWNLORD, the Danish death metal band featuring ex-BOLT THROWER/BENEDICTION
vocalist Dave Ingram and former members of INIQUITY, DAEMON, and SUPERFICIAL,
has released 30 second clips from each track of their debut album, "Random
Dictionary Of The Damned", due out January 30th on Open Grave Records.
Sound clips are available by visiting: Click
For a limited time Open Grave Records will be giving away with preorders
of the album, the limited edition “Grind Trials” MCD. Part
of this added bonus will be that one lucky fan with receive number “666”
of this limited edition CD. Number “666” is signed by the
DOWNLORD will team up with NECRODEMON, CLOUDS TURNED BLACK and A DARK
TOMORROW for a U.S. tour between March 6, 2007 and April 3, 2007 in
support of the new album. Tour dates to be released soon.
- MESHUGGAH In the studio!
MESHUGGAH´s over-the-top record "Nothing" has been released
again on the 3rd of November with a new hammering guitar sound and special
DVD, but we´ve also got some brandnew and hot news regarding the
upcoming MESHUGGAH album! According to MESHUGGAH guitar player Marten,
the band´s currently writing some new material and "the plan
is to have the album out late spring." Of course, they will announce
some tourdates around this time, so watch out! The band hasn´t
got a working title or any cover ideas yet, but the whole process is
getting closer! More MESHUGGAH news coming soon!
- CLAWFINGER take part in the jägermeister rock:liga!
Sweden's CLAWFINGER have been confirmed to take part in the Jägermeister
Rock:Liga along with bands like BLOODHOUND GANG, LENINGRAD COWBOYS,
WE and DEICHKIND. For those of you who don't know what exactly the Rock:Liga
is, a short introduction: Twelve bands compete against each other, split
into four groups à three teams. Each group tours through five
German cities, with each band trying to get the best feedback from the
audience. Only one band of each group can make it to the finals, where
the champion is chosen.
CLAWFINGER's playing schedule is as follows:
GROUP C / GRUPPE C
(CLAWFINGER + LENINGRAD COWBOYS + WE)
07.02.2007 ESSEN - Zeche Karl (D)
08.02.2007 NüRNBERG - Hirsch (D)
09.02.2007 CHEMNITZ - Talschock (D)
11.02.2007 BRAUNSCHWEIG - Jolly (D)
10.07.2007 ROSTOCK - Mau Club (D)
You can find more information about the competition here: www.jaegermeister.de
- COFFIN CASE TEAMS UP WITH DIME HARDWARE
COFFIN CASE’S NEW COFFIN BLOOD DRIVE PEDAL @ GUITAR CENTER
HOLLYWOOD – Coffin Case has teamed up with Dime Hardware to offer
exclusive Dimbag Darrell apparel – coming soon to select Hot Topic
stores. Three exclusive Dimebag Darrell designs are scheduled at this
Also, Guitar Center is now carrying the first of a series of blood curdling
effects pedals by Coffin Case.
The Blood Drive features a classic rich analog distortion and warm boost
circuit, but with more gain and tonal control for modern sounds as well
as your favorite tones from times past! Guitarist extraordinaire John
5 (Rob Zombie) gives it a “5 skull rating.”
Marilyn Manson, David Lee Roth and Rob
Coffin Case is a music products company that brought the underground
revolution to musicians with the coffin shaped guitar case. The following
years saw a rapid succession of new, innovative, and award-winning products
for guitarists, bass players, and drummers, working both on stage and
in the studio. Today, Coffin Case continues to introduce more industry
“firsts” such the Black Kross Skullplate and receive acclaims
from both critics and musicians worldwide. The revolution has begun.
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- TORBEN ENEVOLDSEN’S MELODIC HARD ROCK PROJECT: FATAL FORCE
TRENTON, NJ- The ever-busy Danish guitarist Torben Enevoldsen has released
a melodic hard rock album under the name Fatal Force, which is now available
in the US on Locomotive Records, licensed through MTM Music.
After the completion of the second album by his vocal project, Section
A, and his third instrumental album, “Flying Solo,” Enevoldsen
began writing new material.
“My goal was to make a very melodic and straight-forward hard
rock album,” said Enevoldsen. ‘I wanted to pay more attention
to the melody, and basically get to the point of each song, rather than
doing fancy and elaborate arrangements.”
Enevoldsen had Mats Levén (At Vance, Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen)
in mind for the vocals on the album and Daniel Flores XsavioR and Mind’s
Eye) for the drum position.
“I really love Mats’ voice,” said Enevoldsen. “He
has such a natural rasp and there seems to be no limit to his vocal
abilities. I had heard Daniel play on various projects and really liked
his approach to drumming. He has got great swing and is able to keep
rock hard timing.”
Enevoldsen started recording rough tracks in his Denmark home studio,
The Lab, and then sent them to Mats and Daniel. They recorded their
parts in Stockholm and returned the demos to Enevoldsen, who recorded
all of the guitar, bass, and keyboard tracks at The Lab.
Tommy Hansen, who has worked with bands such as Helloween, TNT, and
Pretty Maids, mixed and mastered the record at Jailhouse Studios.
“It was great working with an experienced guy like Tommy and I
definitely picked up a few pointers a long the way,” Enevoldsen
- JAG PANZER Frontman Lays Down Vocals For BATTLE CRY EP
Colorado-based power metallers BATTLE CRY have finished recording a
song called "The Battle Cry of Freedom" with a special guest
appearance by JAG PANZER's Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin.
Commented the band: "We have finished 'The Battle Cry of Freedom',
which is a very cool civil war song that we 'metalized' with Harry Conklin
as guest vocalist.
"Working with Harry was an awesome experience, and we're very proud
of the outcome. Harry has also agreed to do some Gregorian-style chants
for our epic 'The Inquisition', which I am sure will also be remarkable.
"I know we said we were shooting for a Halloween time-frame for
the [upcoming self-titled debut EP], but that obviously has slipped,
so now we're looking at a Christmas/New Year's release. Also, we haven't
been able to work out a schedule with Mike Pittman from DISTANT WARNING.
Unfortunately, we have to move forward with getting this done, so Tristen
Madrid will be the only drummer appearing on this project. We hope to
work with Mike in the future."
- INTERNAL BLEEDING News
Four of the original members of Internal Bleeding -- Frank Rini, Chris
Pervelis, Brian Hobbie and Bill Tolley -- have gotten together to form
a new, as of yet unamed project. This band will be available for limited
weekend shows starting in early 2007, provided they have plenty of lead
time due to the busy careers of each musician. The music will be in
the classic Internal Bleeding vien--straight up, pure heaviness, slam
and no-nonsense riffing. A release will be coming in the mid-summer
- EARTH completes new release
Southern Lord recording artists Earth have finished the recording and
mastering of their latest album tentatively entitled Hibernaculam. The
audio material consists of (3) old Earth classics redone in a different,
stark and clean tone (ala the "Hex" material) plus the
track "A Plague of Angels" which was previously available
on a rare tour-only 12".
The album will be a special dual CD/DVD "hybrid". With
the audio mentioned above on one side, an Earth documentary filmed
by Seldon Hunt lies on the other. The documentary features many
interviews with Dylan Carlson and live footage from the groups 2006
1. Ouroboros Is Broken
2. Coda Maestoso In F (Flat) Minor
3. Miami Morning Coming Down
4. A Plague of Angels (2006 mix)
-Earth Documentary with interviews and live footage (filmed by Seldon
Dylan Carlson: Fender Telecaster
Adrienne Davies: Drums
Jonas Haskins: BassVI & Rickenbacker
Steve Moore: Trombone & Wurlitzer
Don McGreevy: Fender Bass
Hibernaculam will be released on Southern Lord in the first half of
2007; more info coming soon!
- IAMTHETHORN joins the Goodfellow Roster
Debut release You Are the Lamb out on 20 February 2007
Seattle quartet IAMTHETHORN is the newest addition of the Goodfellow
Records roster. This new band features an amalgamation of names that
will be familiar to those that have followed the Northwest heavy music
scene of the past ten years. Featuring Johnny Pettibone (Himsa, Nine
Iron Spitfire, Genuine, Undertow) on vocals, Aaron Edge (Grievous, Hauler,
Genuine, Harkonen, Himsa, Christ, Hellephant) on guitar and screams,
Joe Axler (Skarp, Book of Black Earth, Splatterhouse) drumming and Jerad
Shealey (Receder) providing the low end frequencies, the band plays
in a frantic, pissed off, down-tuned style of metal that is influenced
by bands such as Eyehategod, Crowbar, Integrity and new label-mates
On February 20th, Goodfellow will release the debut CD by IAMTHETHORN,
entitled You Are The Lamb. A five-song EP, the song titles on Lamb are
The Hunt And Beyond, Becoming Death, Cutman, As The Night Rises and
Crawling Over Them. A video for the track The Hunt And Beyond was recent
shot by King of Hearts Production. It can be viewed online now at www.kingofheartsproductions.com/iamthethorn_mv.htm.
The track will also be posted later today on the Goodfellow Records
Before the official release of You Are The Lamb, the band will be doing
a short tour in the Northwest US during January. All dates are with
Spokane, WA's BEHOLD (www.myspace.com/beholdnw).
Thursday, January 18th @ West Seattle Legion Hall (Seattle, WA)
w/ Sinking Ships, Shipwreck, Behold, Contingent, Vanguard - 6pm All
Friday, January 19th @ Berbatis Pan (Portland, OR)
w/ Behold and guests (tba) - 9pm 21+
Saturday, January 20th @ Sons Of Norway Hall (Bremerton, WA)
w/Behold and guests (tba) - 7pm All Ages
Sunday, January 21st @ club tba (Olympia, WA)
w/ Behold and guests (tba) - 7pm All Ages
www.myspace.com/goodfellowrecords | www.goodfellowrecords.com
|January 4th, 2007
- THUNDERSTONE eurovision song contest
Our Finnish melodic metal darlings THUNDERSTONE will be part of a rather
special event: they are one of a dozen acts that will compete to represent
Finland in the 2007 edition of the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST! The contest
will take place in May 2007 in Helsinki - and as everybody will remember,
this year`s winner were LORDI. Good luck to THUNDERSTONE!
- SUBWAY TO SALLY premiere of "nackt" a complete success!
On last Monday, November 6th, the world premiere of SUBWAY TO SALLY's
"Nackt" DVD took place in five UCI KINOWELT movie theatres
(Berlin, Gera, Leipzig, Dresden and Vienna). Especially the event in
the German capital Berlin turned out to be a fulminant success: Sold
out venue, enthusiastic audience – and of course the band also
attended the party, giving an exclusive signing session for their fans
who, in parts, travelled long distances to enjoy the premiere. Photo
from left to right: Simon, Frau Schmitt, Eric Fish, Ingo Hampf, Bodenski,
Sugar Ray, B.Deutung (ex-INCHTABOKATABLES, he joined the "Nackt"
acoustic tour as cellist), Simon Michael
IMPORTANT: Due to delays in delivery, the release of "Nackt"
has been pushed back a week; the CD/DVD package will be available on
November 17th now!
- TAROT video "ashes to the stars" online!
NIGHTWISH bass player Marco Hietala and his side band TAROT recently
locked up in studio to record their new album "Crows Fly Black“.
The result of these sessions: very intense and exciting Finnish Heavy
Metal songs – not for nothing the band is called "Godfathers
of Finnish Heavy Metal“ in their home country. The record has
already been released in Finland at the end of October and will finally
be available in the rest of Europe starting on January 19th 2007. Thus,
it does not take too long for the first glorious highlight in 2007 to
arise – TAROT! Check out the new video for 'Ashes To The Stars'
on the band homepage www.wingsofdarkness.net
In other news the brandnew TAROT album „Crows Fly Black“
will be released on the 19th of january 2007 and since this week, first
livedates has been announced for february. Called „Crows Over
Germany 2007“, the tour leads the band through 8 german cities
and it is proudly presented by METAL HAMMER Magazine! Everybody who
wants to see NIGHTWISH bassplayer Marko Hietala playing live in smaller
clubs, should get tickets very soon!!! Check the dates below!
TAROT - CROWS OVER GERMANY 2007
05.02.2007 BERLIN - Columbia Club (D)
06.02.2007 HAMBURG - Logo (D)
08.02.2007 KöLN - Underground (D)
09.02.2007 BOCHUM - Matrix (D)
10.02.2007 MüNCHEN - Metropolis (D)
12.02.2007 STUTTGART - Röhre (D)
13.02.2007 NüRNBERG - Hirsch (D)
14.02.2007 ASCHAFFENBURG - Colos-Saal (D)
- Íon "Madre, Protégenos" out November 27 on
for info/mp3: www.equilibriummusic.com
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Digipak CD 2006, Equilibrium Music
Named after the Gaelic word for 'pure', Íon seems to illude strict
categorization, and even the apparently all-encompassing definition
of World Music falls short in defining the ethereal moods that "Madre,
Protégenos" comes to reveal.
Duncan Patterson's career traces back to the early 90's, when he began
his musical incursions as a member of Anathema, a group that would pioneer
and remain as forerunners of the unique Doom Metal genre throughout
Patterson would later also become involved with Antimatter, a project
which would find him developing his long-standing talent for emotional
and atmospheric song-writing into new formats, and which he quit in
late 2004 as the early sketches of what would later grow into Íon
One can arguably class Íon as Patterson's most personal creation
to date - a creation which he has fathered on his own, and one through
which he taps deeper into his spiritual identity and heritage. This
musical entity which Patterson has named after the Gaelic word for 'pure'
- a word which accurately pins down the project's mindset - seems to
elude strict categorization, and even the apparently all-encompassing
definition of World Music falls short in defining the ethereal moods
that "Madre, Protégenos", Íon's debut album,
comes to reveal.
Though fairly minimalist in its overall approach, the album's true wealth
stems from its various layered soundscapes and the introspective ambiance
that they recreate. These provide the lighter toned and dreamier elements
of the album with an ominous and melancholic shade - much like a sense
of hopeful longing for piece of mind haunted by memories and nostalgia.
Having Irish mysticism and an exotic Mediterranean backdrop as its essential
cornerstones, the project has slowly evolved into an international venture,
stretching over continents and oceans. "Madre, Protégenos"
collects a rich array of influences that come to shape into a unique
multi-textured body of work, based around smooth acoustic instrumentation
(where acoustic guitar and various percussions take a leading role,
alongside occasional harp, flute or viola arrangements), discreet keyboard
elements, and remarkable voices.
The patterns that fuse into "Madre, Protégenos" come
not only from the varied instrumentation that musicians from Greece,
Ireland, Mexico or Australia have added to the recordings. The album's
unique diversity is equally produced by several female singers from
Italy, Greece and Mexico who contributed to the album. Their appearances
come to add pieces of each of their country's colours and dialects to
the blissful lead interpretation of Russian muse Emily Saaen, in an
eclectic musical quest which feeds not only on each of its characters
ethnic heritage, but especially on their own spiritual recollections
- MALEVOLENT CREATION NEWSLETTER AND TOUR DATES!!!!
It's finally about time for an update about what is happening in
the world of Malevolent Creation!!! The band has completed the writing
and pre production demo's for 13 song's and will begin the recording
of they're 10th full length album "DOOMSDAY X" in the coming
weeks of November.We're very happy with the direction the music has
taken for this new album with song writing credit's by each of the band
members,and each song having it's own identity but retaining the classic
Malevolent Creation sound.It is truly amazing to have everyone writing
for this album and bring's a lot of new idea's to the song's.Fear not,each
song is extremely brutal and covers a lot of territory as far as extreme
metal is concerned.The album's recording and touring line up is:
Jon Rubin - guitars
Phil Fasciana - guitars
Dave Culross - drums
Jason Blachowicz - bass
Brett Hoffmann - vocals
WE have definitely had some huge obstacles to overcome to get this album
written,but we are finally satisfied with all the music and are anxious
to start recording.
Touring starts in Europe with "The Domination Tour 2007"
Rotting Christ + Malevolent Creation + Carpathian Forest
+ Incantation + Neuraxis + Harm
14.02.07 GER Berlin @ Kato
15.02.07 GER Leipzig @ Hellriser
16.02.07 A Wien @ Szene
17.02.07 A Salzburg @ Rockhaus
18.02.07 A Innsbruck @ Hafen
19.02.07 CH Plattern @ Z7
20.02.07 FR Strasbourg @ Laiterie
21.02.07 FR Paris @ Locomotive
22.02.07 HOL Eindhoven @ Effenaar
23.02.07 BEL Vosselaar @ Biebob
24.02.07 GER Adelsheim @ Live Factory
25.02.07 CZ Brno @ Fledo
26.02.07 SK Bratislava @ Randal
27.02.07 ITA Este (PD) @ Sottosopra Rock Club
28.02.07 GER Munchen @ Metropolis
01.03.07 GER Osnabruck @ N8
02.03.07 HOL Groningen @ Vera
03.03.07 GER Essen @ Turock
04.03.07 HOL Rotterdam @ Baroeg
Malevolent Creation then continues throughout Europe headlining shows
for the Malevolent Creation- European tour 2007 with:
Malevolent Creation + Rotten Sound + Nightrage
+ Incantation ** + Sardonic *
06.03.07 UK Bradford @ Rio **
07.03.07 UK Glasgow @ Soundhaus **
08.03.07 IRE Dublin @ Voodoo Lounge **
09.03.07 UK Bolton @ Soundhause **
10.03.07 UK London @ Elektrowerkz **
11.03.07 HOL Arnhem @ Goudvishal **
12.03.07 GER tba @ tba *
13.03.07 DEN Kopenhagen @ The Rock *
14.03.07 DEN Aalborg @ Studenterhuset *
15.03.07 SWE Gothenburg @ Musikens Hus *
16.03.07 SWE Stockholm @ Klubben *
17.03.07 SWE Malmoe @ Bodini *
18.03.07 GER tba @ tba *
19.03.07 GER day off *
20.03.07 GER tba @ tba *
21.03.07 GER Trier @ ExHaus *
22.03.07 GER/CH tba @ tba *
23.03.07 ITA Rome @ tba
24.03.07 ITA Colle Val Di'Elsa @ Sonar
25.03.07 FR Marseille @ Le Korigan
26.03.07 SP Barcelona @ Mephisto
27.03.07 SP Madrid @ Ritmo & Compas
28.03.07 SP tba @ tba
29.03.07 SP Almeria @ Sala Genesis
30.03.07 POR Corroios n/Lisbon @ Cine Teatro
31.03.07 POR Mangualde @ CC St.Andre
01.04.07 SP Irun @ Tunk
02.04.07 FR tba @ tba
03.04.07 FR/CH tba @ tba
04.04.07 GER tba @ tba
U.S. Tour Dates Will Soon Follow !!!!!
- QUEENSRYCHE CONQUERS THE PAVEMENT FOR THE VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION:
In a ride that traveled throughout twelve states and saw speeds of up
to 135 miles per hour, Queensryche singer Geoff Tate and guitarist Mike
Stone rode over 2000 miles on their custom Buell Ulysses bikes for the
VH1 Save The Music Foundation. The Rock and Ride Across America occurred
at various locations during their current tour with thousands of fans
joining Tate and Stone along the way. Those who donated to the cause
got a chance to ride with the pack. After the performances in their
hometown of Seattle, Queensryche auctioned off both custom Buell motorcycles
to the highest bidders. Sure, they squashed a few bugs along the way
but the donation was true "road kill" as the band and their
fans raised over $80,000 for the Foundation. According to Geoff Tate,
"Everyone in the band got their musical start from school music
programs. If we hadn't had those opportunities, we wouldn't be where
we are today. I felt really lucky to be involved in such a fun set of
events for such a worthy cause." "We are so thankful to Queensryche
for their support and generosity," said Paul Cothran, Executive
Director, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. "Their support will
ensure that hundreds of public school students receive the benefits
of music education."
Queensryche will be on the road -- in support of Operation: Mindcrime
Rhino Records -- until early December.
Since it was established in 1997, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation
has donated $34 million worth of new musical instruments to 1,400 public
schools in 80 cities, improving the lives of more than 800,000 children.