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July 25th, 2006
  • Classic UK heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW return for a 6 date tour this August with a new line up. Joining them will be Irelands finest heavy metal band Steel Tormentor, who will make their UK debut before both bands will appear at the highly acclaimed Bloodstock festival on September 29th which will be headlined by German power metallers Primal Fear and UK doom merchants My Dying Bride.

    You can see the two bands plus local support at the following venues
    August 23rd - Glasgow Soundhaus
    August 24th - Hull Piper Club
    August 25th - Manchester Star & Garter
    August 26th - Wakefield Snooty Fox
    August 27th - Nottingham Old Angel
    August 29th - Coventry Jailhouse
  • AXEMASTER is now working with DRAGONIGHT AGENCY (Poland) on European promotion. DRAGONIGHT made the following statement on their website.....

    Axemaster, the US-based heavy metal legend of the 80's, finally landed under Dragonight Agency wings. Guys are currently working (in the original line up!) on the new songs for the forthcoming comeback album, and are planning official re-release of the legendary "Blessing In The Skies" LP. Please check the Interviews page for an in-depth talk with Joe Sims, and our Download section for the classic "Slave To The Blade" video clip! For information and to see the interview with Joe Sims, check out DRAGONIGHT's website at www.dragonight.de. Also see their Myspace page at
    www.myspace.com/dragonightagency.

    The band is currently preparing to record new material. New songs include "Marching to Madness", "Lost", and "Unresting Place". More news to come!
    www.myspace.com/thebandaxemaster
    THERE ARE NOW NEW PHOTOS POSTED ON THE GROUP PAGE
    http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Axemaster/
  • NIGHTRAGE sign to Lifeforce Records

    Lifeforce Records is proud to announce the signing of swedish/greek melodic death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE to its growing roster.

    Lifeforce Records president Stefan Luedicke about the signing "I'm very happy about the signing of NIGHTRAGE, a band I've been a fan of since their first release "Sweet Vengeance" on Century Media, but I'm sure their Lifeforce Records debut will easily kill their previous releases."

    Marios Ilipoulos, guitarist/ song-writer speaking on behalf of NIGHTRAGE: "We are proud about the signing with Lifeforce Records, this is really exciting for us and we feel that we will continue deliver our craft through a really nice partner like Lifeforce Records, who are into the music we are doing and together we can achieve really great things.

    The band was originally formed in Greece back in the year 2000 by guitarist and mastermind Marios Iliopoulos, ex - Exhumation (who released three high quality Death Metal albums before, all produced in Sweden) and his friend Gus G. (known for his acclaimed performances with CMR shooting stars Dream Evil as well as Firewind and Mystic Prophecy). NIGHTRAGE released two albums on Century Media Records, "Sweet Vengeance" (2003) and "Descent Into Chaos" (2005) before they parted ways with vocalist Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates, Disfear, The Crown) and Jimmie Strimell joined the band on vocal duties.

    NIGHTRAGE will record their yet untitled Lifeforce Records debut later this year at Studio Fredman and the album will be released in early 2007.

    www.nightrage.com

    www.myspace.com/nightrage

    NIGHTRAGE live:
    Scandinavia Tour with VADER and BLOODTHORN
    11.11.06 DEN Kolding @ Godset
    12.11.06 DEN Copenhagen @ The Rock
    13.11.06 SWE Gothenburg @ Musikens Hus
    14.11.06 NOR Oslo @ Garage
    15.11.06 NOR Kristiansand @ tba
    16.11.06 NOR Bergen @ Garage
    17.11.06 NOR Trondheim @ Blaest
    18.11.06 SWE Orebro @ Satin
    19.11.06 SWE Stockholm @ Klubben
    20.11.06 SWE Gavle @ Monster
    21.11.06 SWE Umea @ Midnight
    22.11.06 FIN Oulu @ Teatria
    23.11.06 FIN Jyvaskyla @ tba
    24.11.06 FIN Helsinki @ tba
    25.11.06 FIN Turku @ Klubi
  • Sweden's GRAVE New Song "Burn" Available For Streaming

    "Swedish gods of guttural grind return to form with a rapture of deathly delight. And here I die ... satisfied!" Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles

    Swedish death metal band GRAVE have an appetizer from their upcoming album As Rapture Comes (July 25th, 2006), ready to rip out your throat! “Burn” is the massive opening track from the new album, which was once again recorded and produced by Peter Tägtgren (Dimmu Borgir, Hypocrisy). Apart from a As Rapture Comes delivers some of the strongest and most brutal material GRAVE have ever recorded, including a staggeringly heavy cover of Alice In Chains classic “Them Bones.” Be warned!

    Already confirmed to tour North America’s East Coast with Dismember, Vital Remains and more (dates here), GRAVE are confirmed to appear on Europe’s "Masters Of Death Tour" in November 2006, alongside Unleashed, Entombed and Dismember! Click on the link below to stream the new song “Burn.”

    www.grave.se
    www.centurymedia.com
  • MISERY SPEAKS – Album out today, new homepage launched and more!

    German death metal newcomers of the year MISERY SPEAKS release their critically acclaimed and self titled debut album today on Alveran Records.

    The band recorded “Misery Speaks” in February 2006 @ Rape Of Harmonie Studio (Heaven Shall Burn, Fall Of Serenity, Maroon, etc.) under the knife of Patrick W. Engel, Ralf Müller and Alexander Dietz & won Swedish legend Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, Nightingale, etc.) for the mix @ Unisound Studio in Örebro.

    The result is a stunning album full of the harsh brutality of death metal mixed with groovy thrash vibes, beautiful melodies you will never forget, blooming into atmospheric soundscapes. MISERY SPEAKS unite the best of these worlds. Watch out for one of the most surprising METAL albums this year!

    Here some irresistible quotes:

    6 / 7 points in Metal Hammer (D), “Death metal deluxe”

    Soundcheck position # 4 in Rock Hard (D) , 8,5 / 10 points

    13 / 15 points in Legacy (D), “A monster debut for a young band!”

    13 / 15 points in Stardust (D)

    9 / 12 points in Heavy! (D)

    “The sensation! The best melodic death metal album in a long time….a total hit record!”, Vampster.com

    “Exceptionally gifted songwriters“, metal-district.de

    “The boys always put one on top when you think there is no way to be more brutal
    as it is now…A monster of a metal album!” music-scan.de

    “Misery Speaks will certainly leave you feeling like you\'ve gone ten rounds with Mike Tyson.” - planet-loud.com

    Be quick to get your copy of the limited digipak CD including one exclusive bonus track and the video clip for “First Bullet Hits”

    Here´s the tracklist:

    1. First Bullet Hits
    2. I Am Never Enough
    3. Denial (My Origin)
    4. Feathering Soil
    5. Casted By Halo
    6. Haven Still Waits
    7. Hate Remains
    8. Three Times Never
    9. Where Truth Lies
    10. Distortion Factor
    11. Subject: Fear
    12. All Bones Broken
    13. Collection By Blood (bonus song)
    + video clip “First Bullet Hits”

    MISERY SPEAKS will play their record release show @ the Tryptychon / Münster (Germany) on July 29th, support comes from Deadsoil, Seventh Seal Broken and A Fear Called as well as an appearance @ Pressure Fest 2006 alongside bands such as The Haunted, Darkest Hour, Black Dahlia Murder, As I Lay Dying, Ignite, Leeway, Most Precious Blood, Narziss, Neaera, Madball and more. For more live dates visit MISERY SPEAKS brand new website www.miseryspeaks.com , which will be running by tomorrow night.

    http://www.miseryspeaks.com
    http://www.myspace.com/miseryspeaks
    http://www.alveranrecords.com
  • OMNIUM GATHERUM: New Demo Songs Available Online

    http://www.myspace.com/omniumgatherum

    Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have uploaded two new tracks to their MySpace profile. The songs - "A-part of God" and "Undertaker" - are taken from the group's latest promotional recording, which the band are currently using to procure a new record deal. The demo marks the first material recorded with brand new OMNIUM GATHERUM vocalist Jukka Pelkonen, who joined the group last month.

    Jukka will make his live debut with OMNIUM GATHERUM on July 11 at the Tuska Open Air metal festival after-party at Gloria in Helsinki, Finland.

    OMNIUM GATHERUM parted ways with Nuclear Blast Records last year. The band's latest album, "Years in Waste", was released in the U.S. in March 2005. The follow-up to 2003's "Spirits and August Light" was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne and engineer Teemu Aalto.
  • TERRORIZER: Announce release date for new album Darker Days Ahead

    “Legendary,” “pioneers,” Los Angeles’ TERRORIZER belong among those few bands that have truly shaped the face of Grindcore and Death Metal. Now, the day has finally come to turn rumors into an unstoppable reality! Darker Days Ahead, the band’s highly anticipated second album, will be released August 22nd, 2006 via Century Media Records.

    With an aggression and ferocity until then unheard the band took the scene by storm with the 1989 release of their highly acclaimed and genre-defining debut album, World Downfall (Earache Records). The album installed the band as a cult institution, despite their prompt disbanding, and the musicians went on to concentrate on their future main bands: Pete Sandoval (drums) with Morbid Angel and Jesse Pintado (guitars) with Napalm Death.

    With World Downfall TERRORIZER created the Reign In Blood of Grindcore inspiring a generation of bands, their popularity never waning through these intervening years. The massive amount of available bootleg recordings and band merchandise, as well as rumors of a follow-up album, kept the TERRORIZER name alive.

    The eleven new tracks, as well as a new version of the band’s classic “Dead Shall Rise” now entitled “Dead Shall Rise V.06”, were recorded at Juan “Punchy” Gonzalez’ DOW Studios (Morbid Angel, Christian Death) resulting in a more mature, sinister piece of Death/Grind, fuelled with contempt and a harsh outlook on the status of our present and future world. Darker Days Ahead is trademarked by Jesse Pintado’s and Tony Norman’s (Morbid Angel, ex-Monstrosity) unmistakably feral sounding guitar tone and Pete Sandoval’s skin-flaying blast beats. Joined by vocalist Anthony Rezhawk (Resistant Culture), who renders an outstanding performance, TERRORIZER unleash a brutal tempest predicting the darkest of days.

    Official band website: www.terrorizer.us
    Label website: www.centurymedia.com
  • MNEMIC begin tracking new album

    The Danish Metal Machine MNEMIC have begun recording their yet-to-be-titled third album for Nuclear Blast Records in Los Angeles. Production is being handled by Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory, Threat Signal) as well as new addition Warren Riker (Down, Cathedral, The Fugees) who began tracking the band at Track Record Studios (Kiss, Megadeth, Aerosmith) this past weekend. The band had this to say, "Finally after 2 weeks of rehearsals and pre-production we've started tracking the drums with Warren Riker and Christian Olde Wolbers in North Hollywood. We've been really busy working on 13 brand new songs that kick ass, and along with new singer Guillaume Bideau (ex-Scarve) this marks a new era for the band. Things are sounding great and we are just getting started!"

    This marks the first time that MNEMIC have done pre-production and recording in America and the second production project of Olde Wolbers for Nuclear Blast as he recently turned the knobs for Threat Signal's debut Under Reprisal (due out August 22nd in North America). He commented recently, "I'm honored to get the opportunity to work with MNEMIC, and I am actually a fan of the band."

    The follow-up to 2004's The Audio Injected Soul, MNEMIC's new album is due out in early 2007.
  • BLEED THE SKY gitarrist in critical condition

    Orange County's BLEED THE SKY have issued the following statement regarding the condition of their guitarist Wayne Miller, who was recently hospitalized in Louisville while the band was on tour with DOPE:

    "We all went and saw Wayne at the hospital today in Louisville. According to the doctors he has severe pneumonia caused by some sort of viral infection which they haven't pinpointed yet. The infection has caused lots of complicatons where he's essentially on life support to breathe for him, keep him hydrated and protect against further infection. They thought it was an appendicitis at first, and then a form of strep thoat, but now they're not sure. His condition, they said, is critical but stable. We're going to be here until he gets back on his feet, so any shows as of now, we will not be playing until further notice. Based on what we saw, he doesn't look like he's going to be getting out of that bed any time soon, it's really serious."

    Get well soon, Wayne!
  • HAMMERFALL studio news

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

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

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

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

    Don’t miss it!
  • BURN IN SILENCE may be coming to your town...

    BURN IN SILENCE is on tour to support their debut album!

    This metal wrecking machine will not be stopped until they have laid every genre trend to waste. Their Prosthetic Records debut, Angel Maker, signals the beginning of a musical apocalypse. This is not metalcore, emo, or nu metal. But rather, it is something dangerous, infectious, and undeniable. Upon pressing play, you'll plunge into an entrancing whirlwind of devastation. Thrash guitars and grooving riffs flank a percussive double bass salvo that explodes upon impact. Melodic choruses soar to heights of macabre beauty, while violent screams descend downward like a guillotine. Keyboards bleed texture all over the destruction, painting a backdrop that covers every inch of Hell. Cuts like "Lines from an Epitaph" and "Embrace the Plague" bludgeon with a pure inner rage that some artists spend a lifetime attempting to harness. On these tracks, polyrhythmic riff work shifts into technical guitars as melody from the keyboards and choruses engulf the entire sound. These six men from Massachusetts plan on driving listeners straight to the center of darkness and back.

    -RUIN MAGAZINE ISSUE #1-

    Burn In Silence – "Angel Maker" Grade: A
    (Prosthetic Records)

    There's an entrancing brutality at the blackened heart of Burn In Silence's Prosthetic Records debut Angel Maker. Not since Nothingface's Violence or Acid Bath's When The Kite String Pops, has a heavy metal band crafted a record this unnervingly brilliant. This isn't so much a metal album as it is a vignette into the evil inherent in all of us. The lyrics poetically weave this tapestry of darkness. Over the course of the record, Burn In Silence follows a serial killer on a mission from God, rips two-faced friends apart, and poses questions of mortality. On "Embrace the Plague" and "Lines from an Epitaph," Chris Harrell delivers these lyrics with a combination of Matt Holt's searing dynamics and Ben Falgoust's bloodthirsty growls. The guitars resurrect vintage thrash, while incorporating Swedish style polyrhythmic riffs. Black Metal keyboards create a sense of never ending dread. On the title track, the drums shift with mind bending signature changes. The rhythms, riffs, and vocals all work towards completely slaying the senses. This is hands down the best debut of the year. Fly with the Angel Maker and you might never view heavy music the same way. – Rick Florino

    BURN IN SILENCE with The Autumn Offering

    June 26, 2006 Marietta GA Swayze's
    June 27, 2006 Wilmington NC Soapbox
    June 28, 2006 Reading PA The Sile
    June 29, 2006 Springfield VA Jaxx
    June 30, 2006 Danville VA Plan B
    July 01, 2006 New York NY Don Hills
    July 02, 2006 Kingston PA Backstage Enterprises
    July 03, 2006 Kent OH Screwy Louies
    July 05, 2006 Arlington Heights IL Arlington K.O.C.
    July 06, 2006 Grand Rapids MI D.A.A.C
    July 07, 2006 Lacrosse WI The Warehouse
    July 08, 2006 St. Paul MN Station 4
    July 09, 2006 Moorhead MN All Star Bowl
    July 10, 2006 Mandan ND The Post
    July 11, 2006 Rapid City SD St. Joe's Pub
    July 12, 2006 Commerce City CO The Grimm Reaper
    July 14, 2006 Salt Lake City UT The Ritz Theatre
    July 15, 2006 Yreka CA The Dip
    July 16, 2006 Sacramento CA The Boardwalk
    July 17, 2006 Concord CA Bourbon Street
    July 19, 2006 Los Angeles CA Whisky
    July 20, 2006 Phoenix AZ The Clubhouse
    July 21, 2006 Albuquerque NM The Compound
    July 22, 2006 El Paso TX Chic's Bar and Billiards
    July 23, 2006 Austin TX TBA
    July 24, 2006 San Antonio TX Sanctuary
    July 25, 2006 Houston TX JavaJazz
    July 26, 2006 Tulsa OK Blue Dome Diner
    July 28, 2006 Metropolis IL Ezekiels
    July 29, 2006 Louisville KY Headliners
    July 30, 2006 Detroit MI TNT'S
    August 01, 2006 Nashville TN The Muse
    August 02, 2006 Little Rock AR Vinos
    August 03, 2006 New Orleans LA The High Ground
    August 04, 2006 Tampa FL 688 Skatepark
    August 05, 2006 Fort Lauderdale FL TBA
    August 06, 2006 Orlando FL The Backbooth
    August 08, 2006 Jacksonville FL Thee Imperial
    August 09, 2006 Savannah GA TBA
    (all dates are subject to change)
  • FEAR FACTORY headline the deadliest tour of the year!

    FEAR FACTORY defy musical borders, break conventional arrangement, and influence metal bands worldwide. Now FEAR FACTORY are armed with another successful album, equipped to blast the tour doors open with a brutal metal militia in tow.

    Headling the MACHINES AT WAR North American tour, FEAR FACTORY wage war from the West, preparing to leave the powerless in their bloody wake. Rivals in the East, bring the menacing SUFFOCATION to the helm while HYPOCRISY battle to the death with Viking valor and DECAPITATED gather their mercenaries to prove the unholiness of Poland. All corners of the nation will find themselves compelled to witness the massacre of the MACHINES AT WAR and engage in the armed conflict of metal!

    Say's FEAR FACTORY drummer, Raymond Herrera,"I'm really excited about doing a heavy tour like this. A brutal line-up full of metal pioneers has been a long time coming. I guarantee a lot of our fans will agree. Plus you'll be certain to hear some FEAR FACTORY songs that have not been played live in quite some time."

    FEAR FACTORY have often been referred to as forefathers of metal with soaring, anthemic choruses, a vast, loyal fan following and a long consistent history of successful releases. The most recent album Transgression, unleashed by Calvin Records on August 23rd, 2005, proved FEAR FACTORY deserve the respect they have always received.

    Also on the FEAR FACTORY front, producer Christian Olde Wolbers, and Mnemic have commenced recording at Track Record Studios in Los Angeles for the Danish band's yet-to-be-titled third album. This will be Olde Wolbers' second production project, recently he manned the helm for the upcoming debut from Threat Signal (Under Reprisal due out August 22nd) and he will also be producing the upcoming Bleed The Sky record in late 2006.

    MACHINES AT WAR TOUR
    Featuring FEAR FACTORY and guests; Suffocation, Hypocrisy and Decapitated

    The confirmed dates are as follows:

    Oct. 26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
    Oct. 27 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
    Oct. 28 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
    Oct. 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
    Oct. 30 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
    Nov. 01 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse live
    Nov. 02 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
    Nov. 03 - St, Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
    Nov. 04 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
    Nov. 06 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jeeters Pub
    Nov. 07 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
    Nov. 08 - New York, NY @ B.B. King's Blues Club
    Nov. 10 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
    Nov. 11 - Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
    Nov. 12 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
    Nov. 13 - Montreal, Que @ Medley
    Nov. 14 - Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House
    Nov. 16 - Cohoes, NY @ Saratoga Winners
    Nov. 17 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
    Nov. 18 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
    Nov. 19 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
    Nov. 22 - South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
    Nov. 24 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
    Nov. 25 - Chicago, IL @ Metro/Smart Bar
    Nov. 26 - Saginaw, MI @ Shooters
    Nov. 27 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's
    Nov. 28 - Columbia Hts., MN @ Star Central
    Nov. 29 - Winnipeg, MB @ Ramada Conf. Center
    Dec. 01 - Edmonton, AL @ Starlite Room
    Dec. 02 - Edmonton, AB @ Warehouse
    Dec. 05 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
    Dec. 06 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
    Dec. 08 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater
    Dec. 09 - Albuquerque, MN @ Sunshine Theater
  • NOBLE SAVAGE's URGENT PRESS-RELEASE

    Alfonso Giordano parts away from the band! We are really sorry to comunicate the most painful news in our long career.

    Alfonso Giordano is no more the singer of Noble Savage.

    The decision was took after the last exhibition at Krossower due to personal reasons.

    Noble Savage will always be disposed to consider You as a member of the band. We wish You all the best!

    By the way, we inform all our fans that our work is still in progress, and we are pretty sure to find a substitute in a short time.

    For more infos: www.noblesavage.it
  • KATATONIA/DAYLIGHT DIES w/ Moonspell

    KATATONIA & DAYLIGHT DIES DATES CONFIRMED

    Philadelphia: The first confirmed dates on the anticipated fall tour featuring Katatonia and Daylight Dies with headliner Moonspell today are announced. Set to kick off in Poughkeepsie, New York more dates for the tour are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

    For Katatonia, currently promoting their latest album The Great Cold Distance, this will be the band's first full tour of the United States. The band's only previous stateside performances include their debut at the now defunct Milwaukee Metal Fest and 2004's Brave Words Bloody Knuckles 6-Pack Weekend. The Great Cold Distance, released April 4, is the band's fastest selling record in their 10-plus year history. Blabbermouth says, "The Great Cold Distance is a masterpiece of gloom from a band from whom we could expect nothing less." The album hit national sales charts in four international territories on release and the album's first video for album track "My Twin" directed by Charlie Granberg, is currently featured at numerous on-demand as well regional video outlets.

    Metal Maniacs calls Dismantling Devotion, the second album from North Carolina-based Daylight Dies, “a monster of an album.” Mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth/Soilwork) and mastered by Thomas Eberger at The Cutting Room (Opeth/The Hives), Dismantling Devotion is a record filled with quality musicianship that travels a dark and passionate road that has nestled itself into the hearts of death, doom and dark music fans everywhere. In support of their debut No Reply, Daylight Dies last toured the US in support of Lacuna Coil in 2003. The band are currently working on their first video and preparing for their sold out shows alongside Emperor in mid-July.

    Confirmed dates as of press time are noted below.

    10/20 - The Loft, Poughkeepsie NY
    10/21 - Mark's Place, Bedford NH
    10/22 - BB Kings Blues Club, New York NY
    10/23 - Medley, Montreal QU
    10/24 - L'Imperial, Quebec City QU
    10/25 - Opera House, Toronto ON
    10/26 - Peabody's, Cleveland OH
    10/27 - IRock, Detroit MI
    10/28 - Pearl Room, Mokena IL
    10/29 - Star Central, Columbia Heights MN
    10/31 - Lliff Park Saloon, Aurora CO
    11/02 - Studio Seven, Seattle WA
    11/03 - Rock N Roll Pizza, Portland OR
    11/04 - Pound @ Pier 96, San Francisco CA
    11/06 - House of Blues, Anaheim CA
    11/11 - White Rabbit, San Antonio TX

    www.katatonia.com
    www.daylightdies.com
    www.peaceville.com
  • HOURCAST to Release State Of Disgrace On Alkamedia Records
    Album In Stores June 20th, 2006

    U.S. Tour In Support Of Sevendust

    Heavy music is often the result of deep emotions. Sadness, frustration and anger combined with a musician’s talent can result in music which is awesomely powerful, uniquely deep, and thought-provoking. Such is the case with HourCast.

    Born out of Boston, Massachusetts, HourCast combines elements of hard rock and metal with a distinct electronic influence. “We had no preconceptions as to what the band would sound like,” says vocalist Patrick McBride. The members of HourCast – Mcbride, drummer Jerry Clews, guitarist David Henriquez and bassist David Sullivan - have combined their varied influences to create a unique sound that incorporates the heavy flavor of Deftones and Tool with the dark electronic atmosphere of Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode.

    The somber tones of State Of Disgrace are a result of these efforts. From the introspective opening track “This Life”, to “Freeze” (which McBride describes as an “epic, desperate song”) State Of Disgrace has a cold, sharp intensity. The self-loathing “Smash Up” eschews a bitter tone, while “Lunar” tells a tale of longing and loneliness. “The music and lyrics are a reflection of what was going on at the time,” explains McBride. “I found myself in a new environment and was going through a big change in my life and that comes out in the songs.” State Of Disgrace will be available at iTunes on May 2nd and in stores on June 20th, 2006.

    Not being signed to a label could serve as a liability to some bands, but not HourCast. “We didn’t have a label telling us what to do and that allowed us to add variety and flavor to the album,” says McBride. HourCast is a band looking to gain ground in the current music scene. “Myspace and live shows are definitely helping us to build a fan base,” says McBride.

    The track listing for State Of Disgrace comprises:
    This life
    Sakkara
    Freeze
    God Failed
    Lunar
    Smash Up
    Almost Like Life
    Numb
    3rd Of July
    Stillwater
    Memories And Lies
    Uhaul
    Imbalance
  • OPEN GRAVE RECORDS SIGNS FRENCH DEATH METAL / INDUSTRIAL ARTIST ART 238

    Open Grave Records is pleased to announce the signing of French Death Metal / Industrial artist, Art 238. The band resides in Cherbourg and Normandie, France. Formed in late 2000 Art 238 has been a force to be reckoned with in their home scene playing festivals and shows with artists such as Born With Pain, Arkangel and Death from Disco.

    Previous releases consist of a 14 song demo in 2002 titled, “The irradiated mutants from nuclear hell". A 3 song demo in 2005 titled, "Guarantying peace or prophet of war?", and a split EP to be released with A Kodak Moment later this year.

    Their debut full length album on Open Grave Records is planned for release late this year. A sample track from their demo, "Guarantying peace or prophet of war?” can be downloaded from http://www.opengraverecords/art238/Impact.mp3.
  • MERENDINE ATOMICHE To Release RAW On August 21st 2006

    Veteran Italian thrash metal stalwart Merendine Atomiche is prepared to present their most visceral and accomplished work to date: RAW. On August 21st, 2006, Mausoleum Records will unleash RAW on the world. This testament to the eleven year career of Merendine Atomiche is both a step forward in the evolution of the band, as well as an excellent point of introduction for those not yet acquainted with their music.

    RAW is Merendine Atomiche’s second full length album. Their 2003 release Walk across fire, along with their demo, mini cd, and tribute to Metallica, established the band’s powerful sound, mixing a classic thrash metal style with elements of hardcore and pure heavy metal. RAW brings that style to the next level. “Despite good reviews and a positive response to our last record, we were not satisfied,” says drummer Luca Cerardi. “We wanted to do something even better. After two years of hard work, the result is RAW.” Lead guitarist David Bisson adds, “For me this album represents the new sound of Merendine Atomiche. A new beginning.”

    RAW was produced by prominent metal guitarist Jack Frost, who has performed with Savatage, Seven Witches and many other bands. Frost is a very capable producer and helped Merendine Atomiche realize their full potential as a band.

    The songs on RAW hold deep personal meanings for the members of Merendine Atomiche. “RAW is a great album to me because I lived each song,” says vocalist Luca Zandarin. Indeed, the band worked their fingers to the bone for two years in the studio to make sure that RAW would be the best album possible. “Our target is to let people feel what we felt when we were making these songs: thrash them, give them energy and let them enjoy the music as much as possible while sending a positive message,” says rhythm guitarist Luca Securo.

    Perhaps bassist Dario Bianchi explains the point of the album best: “For me, RAW is not an album but a tale. A story about Merendine Atomiche as friends and as a band. Our experiences, our dreams and a musical trip into the life of five guys who are living a great experience through music can be heard with this album.”

    A Track Listing For RAW Comprises:

    1. In The Cage
    2. Roads and Beers
    3. Raw
    4. Peace Means War?
    5. I Want To Be A Man
    6. Ocean’s Shadows
    7. Zero Degrees
    8. Breathe The Big Apple
    9. We Didn’t Know
    10. Shake For Me
    11. 0, 41

    For more information, please visit:
    http://www.merendineatomiche.com/
  • ELDRITCH’S ‘NEIGHBORHELL’ RECEIVES AMERICAN RELEASE

    LIVORNO, Italy – Italian exports Eldritch wowed fans at Chicago’s Powerfest a couple months ago with their first-ever North American performance and now the band is set to equally impress fans and soon-to-be-fans with its latest release, “Neighbourhell,” on Limb Music.

    Playing a melodic brand of powerful thrash metal, Eldrich combines equal parts aggression and progression with killer riffs and unforgettable melodies on “Neighbourhell.”

    “This record is much more mature, catchier, and heavier we ever did before,” said vocalist Terence Holler. “It’s a big step forward.”

    Though more of an underground cult act in North America, Eldritch is no stranger to the metal scene, making music since its earliest demo in 1991. After signing with Limb Music, Eldritch released its debut, “Seeds of Rage,” in 1995. In all, “Neighbourhell” is the band’s sixth album.

    Eldritch has twice appeared at the Gods of Metal, Italy’s largest metal festival and also headlined the first day of Italy’s popular Independent Rock Festival Badia Rock, in addition to playing successful European tours with Angra, Pain Of Salvation, and Threshold, but the Chicago gig fulfilled one of the band’s biggest dreams.

    “We played for many years in Europe and our dream was one day to play in the number one nation in the world for music,” said Holler. “It was really exciting for us. There were people traveling from all the states to see us play and we sold out of all of our merchandise. We played a great show with songs from all six of our albums, for about two hours of music and the crowd wanted more.”

    “Neighborhell” was mastered by Christian Schmid and R.D. Liapakis from the Music Factory.

    www.eldritchweb.com
    www.limb-music.de
  • GORGOROTH & SAHG MP3's Posted

    Candlelight Records has premiered "Wound Open" from Gorgoroth's forthcoming album Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam and "Boundless Demise" from Sahg's forthcoming debut Sahg 1 at the label's official My Space page. Bring your browser to www.myspace.com/candlelightrecordsusa to have your first listen.

    Splitting studio time between Lydriket and Earshot Studios, Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam is the logical next chapter for the highly decorated and controversial Gorgoroth; many already calling it their most accomplished work to date. Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam hits US stores on July 25.

    Norway’s Sahg are a new disciple of timeless doom and gloom-flavoured metal. With Sahg 1, this “buzzing” Scandinavian four-piece blaze on to US shores with arguably one of the year’s best and memorable records. Taking influence from classics - Pentagram, Electric Wizard, Kyuss and Monster Magnet (to name a few) - and it has been said Sahg rock with a groove that would “make John Bonham proud!” Sahg 1 hits US stores July 25.

    www.gorgoroth.org
    www.sahgweb.com
    www.candlelightrecordsusa.com
    www.myspace.com/candlelightrecordsusa
  • FALL OF SERENITY available for weekend-shows

    FALL OF SERENITY are looking for some clubshows shows to promote their new album "bloodred salvation" (Lifeforce Records).

    Here are some possible dates:

    W 33, Fr. 18.08. TBA
    W 35, Sa. 02.09. TBA
    W 36, Fr. 08.09. TBA
    W 38, Sa. 23.09. TBA
    W 39, Fr. 29.09. TBA
    W 41, Sa. 14.10. TBA
    W 42, Fr. 20.10. TBA
    W 47, Sa. 25.11. TBA
    W 48, Fr. 01.12. TBA
    W 51, Fr. 22.12. TBA

    PROMOTERS SHOULD GET IN TOUCH !

    [email protected]

    www.fallofserenity.com
    www.myspace.com/fallofserenity
  • SCALD – `VERMICULATUS' WILL BE RELEASED 12TH JUNE 2006 ON CODE666 RECORDS!

    Luxuriously packaged in a deluxe 6 panel oversized digifolder, this edition is strictly limited to 999 copies. Vermitronic will only be selling this direct to customers in Ireland (North + South). Pre-order now at www.vermitronic.me.uk

    The rest of the world can order direct from the Aural Music webstore at www.auralmusic.com

    Synopsis:

    Vermiculatus is Scald's most experimental, innovative and un-commercial project to date. The work consists of a singular album length instrumental track, the first section of which is performed by the band and is a complex composition of no repeated parts, followed by the closing section, which is an ambient reconstruction of the performance part. This is accompanied on the CD-rom track by a short animated film (Vermiculatus B1) with a further reconstructed soundtrack, an integral facet to the work and concept as a whole.

    Scald are not known for being free with explanations behind their concepts but it can be stated that the on-going conceptual, metaphorical representations of the parasitic worm as psychological states has been further evolved from the `Nematoid' & `Headworm' material. Without the use of words or human voice these emotional and neurological conditions must be conveyed through the aural and visual stimulus of the Vermiculatus whole. It is not necessary to understand, only to be aware.

    Read more and listen to samples at www.vermiculatus.me.uk

    SCALD – `FLUKE' NEW MCD TO BE RELEASED THROUGH MIDHIR

    Following 13, greying years of progressive, sludge-grinding evolution, Ireland's idiosyncratic, doom-thrashing experimentalists, Scald, give a horned salute and a blackened nod to their pre-Scaldic, grindcore roots with the `Fluke' E.P. - 5 short, sharp and filthy, damning citations of grindcore punk and thrashing crust-metal vitriol, chronologically unleashed against the unfortunately ongoing, ancient global keepers of tyrannical, papagadist religiosity.

    We are pleased to announce we'll be working with Northern Ireland's own rising and already respected Midhir records on releasing this 5-pointed concept MCD of rage-filled, blackened punk/thrashing crust. Watch the Scald site for progress reports. www.midhirrecords.com
  • INTRONAUT -- Summer 2006 live assault

    "...Null is one interesting debut, with tons to chew on..." - Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles

    "...a very palatable dose of hooks and abrasive sections that make a lasting impression." - Unrestrained!

    "...this band is brutally serious about their art." - The New Scheme

    "...what hits you more than anything is the ace musicianship on display." - Decibel

    "...Intronaut have delivered a four-track EP with more clout than the average full-length from established groups." - Exclaim!

    That's just a smidgeon of the amazing response to the bands' debut EP Null! In support of the recently completed full-length Void, due out on Goodfellow Records August 22nd (with a European release via Lifeforce). Intronaut will be touring in spurts with Mouth of the Architect, Century, Fuck The Facts and more.

    INTRONAUT only
    7/15 Austin, TX @ Room 710 w/ Lions Of Tsavo
    7/16 Monroe, LA @ Fleur De Live w/ Rosetta, Day Without Dawn
    7/17 Chattanooga, TN @ Ziggy's w/ Moscow Theater Siege

    w/ MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT, CENTURY
    7/18 Columbus, OH @ High Five
    7/19 Cincinatti, OH @ Top Cat's
    7/20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Lawrenceville Moose Lodge
    7/21 Erie, PA @ Forward Hall (Lake Effect Metal Fest)

    w/ Cattle Decapitation, Circle Of Dead Children, Misery Index, more
    7/22 Olean, NY @ The Basement w/ Bearathon
    7/23 Rochester, NY @ Montage w/ Salt This Earth (ex-Kalibas)
    7/24 Syracuse, NY @ TBA
    7/25 Boston, MA @ Obrien's w/ Ocean
    7/26 Providence @ TBA w/ Goat Island
    7/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Rock Star Bar w/ Biolich
    7/28 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon

    w/ MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT
    7/29 Smithtown, NY @ Smithtown Masonic Temple
    7/30 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Genghis Tron

    INTRONAUT only
    7/31 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels

    w/ FUCK THE FACTS
    8/01 Hamilton, ON
    8/02 London, ON
    8/03 Toronto, ON
    8/04 Ottawa, ON
    8/05 Quebec City, QC
    8/06 Montreal, QC
    8/07 Sarnia, ON
  • QUEENSRYCHE TO ROCK AND RIDE ACROSS AMERICA
    THE BAND PARTNERS WITH BUELL MOTORCYCLES TO
    RAISE MONEY FOR THE VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION
    *******************************************************
    MASSIVE SUMMER/FALL TOUR OF UNITED STATES
    BEGINS IN AUGUST IN SUPPORT OF LATEST RELEASE,
    OPERATION: MINDCRIME II, ON RHINO RECORDS
    ****************************************************

    Queensrÿche will rock and ride across America for charity beginning in August as the band partners with Buell Motorcycles to raise money for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation during their upcoming U.S. tour (see full itinerary below) sponsored by VH1 Classic.

    Throughout the 60-plus date tour, Queensrÿche is offering fans the rare and exciting opportunity to join singer Geoff Tate and guitarist Mike Stone as they ride custom Buell Ulysses bikes, complete with custom riding jackets and helmets, between select tour stops on the band's tour for Operation: mindcrime II, the sequel to Seattle-based quintet's 1988 platinum-certified concept album.

    All concert performances will feature a full stage show, including surround sound, new video imagery and actors playing out both parts of the Operation: Mindcrime saga - Operation: Mindcrime (1988's acclaimed concept album that quickly reached double-platinum status) and Operation: mindcrime II - in their entirety.

    Fans that make a donation to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation will be invited to join Tate and Stone as they ride between shows. A full list of start and finish points are available on the band's website - www.queensryche.com.

    Anyone who makes a donation will be eligible to receive a limited edition sticker patch commemorating the Queensrÿche charity ride. Log on to www.vh1savethemusic.com and click on the Queensrÿche donation page to contribute.

    In addition to the ride-along opportunity, Queensrÿche is also donating exclusive prize packages to be auctioned off for the following seven tour stops: Atlanta, St. Louis, Chicago, New York, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The exclusive prize packages include two prime tickets to the show in that city, two "meet and greet" backstage passes, a copy of Operation: mindcrime II signed by the entire band, tour swag and a personal item from one of the band members. Buell Motorcycles will also host a sweepstakes on its own website (www.buell.com) prior to the tour where they'll give away two concert tickets and an autographed copy of Operation: mindcrime II every day from Monday, June 26th _ Thursday, July 13th.

    On Wednesday, September 20th -- prior to their shows at the Nokia Theater in New York City _ Tate and Stone will lead a caravan of approximately 3,000 riders who made a donation to the Save the Music Foundation. Starting at the renowned Harley-Davidson dealership Legends in Ledgewood, New Jersey, the caravan will travel over 40 miles to Times Square. The riders will then be invited to attend an exclusive performance by Queensrÿche at the Hard Rock Café in New York City (1501 Broadway).

    At the end of the first leg of the tour, there will be a ride in Seattle on October 16th and afterwards, both of the custom Buell Ulysses motorcycles ridden by Tate and Stone, along with their custom Buell riding jackets and helmets, will be auctioned to raise money for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

    "As a band, we've always believed in music's profound power to change lives," Tate explains. "Personally, music has always been my saving grace because it's given me a positive way to express my emotions. This charity ride along is a simple way for me to make sure that a new generation will have the same opportunities through music that I had."

    A nonprofit organization founded in 1997, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation is dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America's public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as a part of each child's complete education.

    Come out for the ride and stay tuned!

    Please visit the band's website at www.queensryche.com

    NOTE: Operation: mindcrime II marks the ninth studio album (and its first release on Rhino Records) for Queensrÿche, which began its journey as a band in 1981 and now includes singer and chief songwriter Geoff Tate; guitarists Michael Wilton and Mike Stone; bassist Eddie Jackson, and drummer Scott Rockenfield. The new CD has spawned two singles thus far, "I'm American" and "The Hands," and found itself debuting at #14 on the Billboard Top 200 charts (their highest debut chart position since 1994's Promised Land) with first-week sales over 40,000 units. In addition, it also hit the #2 slot on the Billboard Hard Music Album chart and the #4 slot on the publication's Rock Album chart.

    QUEENSRYCHE TOUR 2006
    Presented by VH1 Classic

    Date Venue City

    August

    25 _ Friday House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
    26 _ Saturday House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
    27 _ Sunday Barbara B Mann Fort Myers, FL
    29 _ Tuesday Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
    30 _ Wednesday Saenger Theater Mobile, AL
    31 _ Thursday Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL

    September

    1 _ Friday Pompano Amphitheatre Pompano Beach, FL
    2 _ Saturday Florida Theater Jacksonville, FL
    3 _ Sunday House of Blues Myrtle Beach, SC
    6 _ Wednesday Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO
    7 _ Thursday Pageant St. Louis, MO
    8 _ Friday Orpheum Theatre Madison, WI
    9 _ Saturday Myth Minneapolis, MN
    11 _ Monday Potawatomi Casino Milwaukee, WI
    12 _ Tuesday Potawatomi Casino Milwaukee, WI
    14 _ Thursday House of Blues Chicago, IL
    15 _ Friday House of Blues Chicago, IL
    16 _ Saturday House of Blues Chicago, IL
    17 _ Sunday Emerald Theater Mt. Clemens, MI
    19 _ Tuesday Turning Stone Casino Verona, NY
    21 _ Thursday Nokia Live New York, NY
    22 _ Friday Nokia Live New York, NY
    23 _ Saturday House of Blues Atlantic City, NJ
    25 _ Monday Majestic Theater San Antonio, TX
    26 _ Tuesday Verizon Theater Houston, TX
    27 _ Wednesday Nokia Live Dallas, TX
    29 _ Friday Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
    30 _ Saturday The Depot Salt Lake City, UT

    October

    1 _ Sunday Kiva Auditorium Albuquerque, NM
    3 _ Tuesday Dodge Theatre Phoenix, AZ
    4 _ Wednesday Humphrey's San Diego, CA
    5 _ Thursday Gibson Amphitheatre Los Angeles, CA
    6 _ Friday House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
    7 _ Saturday Pechanga Resort Temecula, CA
    8 _ Sunday Konocti Kelseyville, CA
    10 _ Tuesday House of Blues Anaheim, CA
    11 _ Wednesday Warfield San Francisco, CA
    12 _ Thursday Roseland Portland, OR
    13 _ Friday Moore Theater Seattle, WA
    14 _ Saturday Moore Theater Seattle, WA
    15 _ Sunday Moore Theater Seattle, WA
    17 _ Tuesday Reno Hilton Theater Reno, NV
    18 _ Wednesday The Big Easy Boise, ID
    19 _ Thursday Big Easy Concert House Spokane, WA
    20 _ Friday Wilma Theater Missoula, MT
    21 _ Saturday Shrine Auditorium Billings, MT

    November

    1 _ Wednesday Kool Haus Toronto, CAN
    2 _ Thursday Palace Theatre Albany, NY
    3 _ Friday Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
    4 _ Saturday 930 Club Washington, DC
    5 _ Sunday Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
    7 _ Tuesday Palace Theatre Greensburg, PA
    8 _ Wednesday State Theater New Brunswick, NJ
    9 _ Thursday The Avalon Boston, MA
    10 _ Friday Chevrolet Theater Wallingford, CT
    11 _ Saturday Hampton Beach Casino Hampton Beach, NH
    12 _ Sunday Metropolis Montreal, CAN
    14 _ Tuesday House of Blues Cleveland, OH
    15 _ Wednesday Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
    17 _ Friday Dow Center Saginaw, MI
    18 _ Saturday Madison Theater Covington, KY
    19 _ Sunday Tennessee Theatre Knoxville, TN
    21 _ Tuesday House of Blues New Orleans, LA
    22 _ Wednesday Selena Auditorium Corpus Christi, TX
    24 _ Friday Hogg Auditorium Austin, TX
    25 _ Saturday Abrahm Chevez PAC El Paso, TX
    26 _ Sunday Tucson Music Hall Tucson, AZ
    28 _ Tuesday The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
    30 _ Thursday House of Blues Las Vegas, NV

July 15th, 2006
  • INNERWISH News!!!

    "Inner Strength" album OUT NOW !!!!

    InneWish are proud to present their new album "Inner Strength". The album released on 26th of May 2006 by Limb Music Products and Publishing (Germany) and the comments till now are very impressive from the press. So look out for our new album..... STAY METAL.

    InnerWish Forums
    Have you visit the InnerWish forums?
    IF YOU HAVEN'T YET, YOU SHOULD!
    http://www.innerwish.gr/forum/

    http://www.innerwish.gr
  • DAWN OF DEFIANCE The Obscure Awakening CD: now available for INSTANT download at $5.99

    Big news. Dawn of Defiance's The Obscure Awakening album is now available for instant download at just $5.99 (USD) ! Click here to get it. You will be also getting album's front and back covers at 300 DPI resolution and album lyrics as a free bonus. The album includes 7 songs of pure thrash / death metal. Rythm, violence, melody, technique and devastating strength is all you may find in this almost 45' release. Please give the album a listen and if you like it please buy it. Thanks for your continued support. This is for all of you. Tourdates to be announced soon, stay tuned

    Here is the tracklist :
    1. Social Slavery
    2. Summoning Death
    3. The Eyes Of A Killer
    4. Love Denied
    5. The Ungod Command
    6. Haunted Dreams
    7. Payback Time

    DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM FOR JUST $5.99 !
    Credit card payment

    Regards,
    DOD Management,
    Dawn Of Defiance
    http://www.dawnofdefiance.com
    [email protected]
  • LAMB OF GOD GIVE SPECIAL ‘SACRAMENT' TO FANS ON THIS SUMMER'S UNHOLY ALLIANCE TOUR

    New Album Sacrament Out August 22nd On Epic Records

    New York, NY - Lamb of God and Revolver Magazine are excited to announce a series of special backstage fan-only listening events of LOG's highly anticipated album SACRAMENT out August 22nd on Epic. When this summer's Unholy Alliance Tour with Slayer kicks off on June 15th at The Tweeter Center in Camden, NJ, a limited number of fans wearing a Lamb of God t-shirt and carrying the official Revolver tour program will be picked out of line and taken back stage to meet the band and listen to new tracks from Sacrament.

    Produced by Machine (Clutch, King Crimson, Pitchshifter, 18 Visions, Every Time I Die) Sacrament's first single, "Redneck" will hit radio this summer. In 2004, Lamb of God released their major label debut Ashes of the Wake which was met with high praise by critics and fans alike. Declared "The Future of American Metal" by Revolver Magazine, their 2005 live DVD "Killadephia" captivated viewers with it's un-abiding honesty and raw live footage and was certified Gold a few months after its release.

    The following are confirmed Lamb of God summer tour dates including The Unholy Alliance Tour as well as headlining shows.
    HEADLINING
    7/10 SASKATOON, SK ODEON EVENT CENTRE
    Unholy Alliance Tour w/ Slayer
    7/11 - EDMONTON, AB SHAW CONFERENCE CENTER
    7/13 - VANCOUVER, BC GENERAL MOTORS PLACE
    Unholy Alliance Tour w/ Slayer
    07/14 SEATTLE, WA QWEST FIELD EVENT CENTER
    07/15 SALEM, OR SALEM ARMORY AUDITORIUM
    07/16 SPOKANE, WA STAR THEATRE @ SPOKANE ARENA
    HEADLINING
    07/17 BOISE, ID THE BIG EASY
    07/18 SPARKS, NV NEW OASIS
    Unholy Alliance Tour w/ Slayer
    07/19 SAN JOSE, CA HP PAVILLION SAN JOSE
    07/20 SAN DIEGO, CA I PAY ONE CENTER
    07/21 MESA, AZ MESA AMPHITHEATRE
    07/22 LOS ANGELES, CA LONG BEACH ARENA
    07/24 LAS VEGAS, NV ORLEANS ARENA
    HEADLINING
    7/25 SALT LAKECITY, UT AVALON
    Unholy Alliance Tour w/ Slayer
    07/26 DENVER, CO THE FILLMORE AUDITORIUM
  • DOWNLORD SIGNS WITH OPEN GRAVE RECORDS

    Upon this day of days, 6.6.06, DOWNLORD are proud to announce their merging with OPEN GRAVE RECORDS.

    Downlord: "We signed with a great new label, that gives us the opportunity to grow and expand to new territories throughout the world and deliver some real, old-school Death Metal to those worthy who hunger for the extreme. It's also a chance for DOWNLORD to give back to the scene that has given us SO much already!"

    DOWNLORD consists of members: Dave Ingram (ex-Benediction & Bolt Thrower) on vocals, Donovan Spenceley (ex-Sacrificial & Excessive Payback) on guitar, Rene Falther (ex-Excessive Payback & Iniquity) on guitar, Thomas Fagerlind (ex-Iniquity, Daemon) on bass, and are utilizing the talents of original drummer Rasmus Schmidt, whom recently stepped in to play with the band during their first live shows in Denmark & Sweden, supporting Bolt Thrower.The band have begun recording their debut album, tentatively titled "Random Dictionary Of The Damned" for release sometime in late 2006 on Open Grave Records.

    http://www.opengraverecords.com
  • STATE OF ARIZONA VS. BLACKIE LAWLESS

    Blackie Lawless was found Not Guilty by the Scottsdale Arizona Court in the ongoing assault case against him dating back to August of 2005. The Judge's decision of "Not Guilty" was handed down today Monday, May 22nd 2006. Pleased with the decision from the Court, Blackie feels that the Court took into consideration that the artists have a right to defend themselves in an effort to avoid more of the recent tragedies that have happened to other performers. He also hopes that decisions like this will further increase awareness and understanding by the public that performers can be extremely vulnerable and that this case will also serve in aiding other performers if and when the time arises that they are forced to defend themselves in Court cases. Blackie will also like to thank the many, many fans and associates who have supported him throughout this trial.
  • OPEN GRAVE RECORDS TO REISSUE FIRST TWO NECRODEMON ALBUMS

    Open Grave Records is pleased to announce the reissue of the first two Necrodemon albums’, “Haunted Eons” and “Allegiance to the End”. The first reissue to be, “Allegiance to the End” in the summer of 2006. “Haunted Eons,” will follow up and be released with a bonus EP in the late fall.

    Necrodemon began in late 1998 from the ashes of Lordes Werre. 1999's "Deadly Demo" to 2003's "Allegiance to the End", the band has grown and become a force to be reckoned with. Chuck Feldman (who was technically the original drummer for Necrodemon in 1998) joined again in early 2001 along with others to complete the next generation of Necrodemon.

    Many shows and underground appearances followed 2003's release of "Allegiance to the End". This album was and still is a landmark for Necrodemon. It has been called the most surprising release from an underground band in a long time.

    Although they have honed in a bit, Necrodemon does not fall under one style. They truly cannot be categorized. They do Death Metal, Black Metal, Speed Metal, and Thrash. The vocals are very diverse as well. Lyrically, Necrodemon covers a lot of ground. No style is their style. Influences range from old 80's thrash and metal to today's brutality and atmosphere. All metal all the time.

    Visit www.opengraverecords.com for more information on Necrodemon.
  • BESTIAL DEVASTATION - THE SUBLIME ART OF DEVASTATION VIDEOCLIP OUT NOW ON DVD-R!!!

    The new videoclip "The Sublime Art of Devastation" from Bestial Devastation is finally out on DVD-R!!!

    Everyone interested in trades please contact the band at: [email protected]! As for the first videoclip "Splatter Mania", "the sublime art of devastation" videoclip can be downloaded from the official website www.bestialdevastation.com or from the official myspace page www.myspace.com/bestialdevastation!

    The band will also present the new videoclip on the italian rock tv the 26th of July! More info on the band's official website.
    Check it out motherfuckers and prepare yourself to be bestialized!!!

    Bestial Devastation

    True italian bestial metal

    www.bestialdevastation.com
    [email protected]
  • SCUM OF THE EARTH - "Begin writing new material for next album"...

    In stores everywhere now - Scum of the Earth released their debut CD entitled "Blah...Blah...Blah...Love Songs for the New Millennium" almost 1 year ago, and have begun writing new material for their next album. The strong Rob Zombie influence that one hears in Scum of the Earth's material is no coincidence; the modern rock/alternative metal outfit is led by RIGGS, the in-your-face singer, guitarist, & songwriter and producer who is previously known for the six years he spent in Rob Zombie's employ.

    Also, recent live footage has been posted by UVTV on their site, so be sure to visit http://www.uvtv.info/scumoftheearth.php and check out what it's like to experience Scum of the Earth live...

    Preview or purchase the CD on the Eclipse website as well as Apple iTunes and Sony Connect.

    Listen to the band's single "Get Your Dead On" right now!

    http://www.scumoftheearth.com
    http://www.eclipserecords.com
    http://www.streetteam.com/scumoftheearth.htm
  • PENCIL MACHINE OPERATOR

    Experimental Rockers “Pencil Machine Operator” (featuring ex-Exhibit A drummer Simon Walklate) are currently demoing material for their debut full length album. Expect a UK tour late 2006, followed by the release of the as yet untitled CD early 2007.

    Simon had this to say about the new project:

    “I’m really excited about the new material. This is the band I’ve wanted to form/be in for the last 10 years. Everything we do is just based on jamming, a really organic process and literally anything goes. As for genre, who knows, lets just say it’s experimental, without pushing the technical issue for its own sake.”

    For more info check out www.fulminationrecords.co.uk
  • KINGCROW Timetropia is coming!

    The long awaited release date for the latest Kingcrow album, Timetropia, is here! Sep 29, 2006 is the formal release date, immediately after the upcoming summer holidays!

    Two brand new tracks, entitled A Hitch-Hiker and Turn Of Events In A Drawer (actually they've to be taken as only one song), have been made available for streaming at the band's official MySpace http://www.myspace.com/kingcrowband. The songs come off the pre-master preview of the Italian prog metallers' new album, Timetropia, which will be available in U.S.A. and Northern Europe via Lucretia Records International in a deluxe digipack edition.

    Stay tuned, further news will soon follow.

    Info about the album: http://www.kingcrow.it/timetropia.htm.
  • ROSETTA and DAY WITHOUT DAWN to embark on two month North American tour

    After taking the metalcore, doom and indie scenes by complete surprise with their amazing debut The Galilean Satellites, Philly's Rosetta are taking their incredibly dense, layered, progressive trance metal to the public this month. Joining them, sculpted from the equally amazing New Jersey post-everything act known as Day Without Dawn will be showcasing the material they've mastered since their stunning 2002 debut, then known as The Postman Syndrome.

    The two are paired up for over two months of touring in the US and Canada:
    7/10 Wilmington NC @ The Soapbox Laundrolounge
    7/11 Myrtle SC @ Monkey Business
    7/12 Savannah GA @ TBA
    7/13 Gainsville FL @ Wayward Council
    7/14 Tampa Bay @ TBA
    7/15 Birmingham AL @ Cave 9 w/ Brothers and Sisters, Hematavore
    7/16 Monroe LA @ Fleur De Live w/ Intronaut
    7/17 Dallas TX @ Red Blood Club
    7/18 Austin TX @ TBA
    7/19 Las Crusces @ tba w/ Opus Dai
    7/20 Albuquerque NM @ The Cell w/ Opus Dai
    7/21 Phoenix AZ @ Joe's Grotto w/ Opus Dai
    7/22 Tijuana, Mexico @ tba w/ Opus Dai
    7/23 South Gate CA @ The Allen Theater w/ Opus Dai
    7/24 Bakersfield CA @ tba w/ Opus Dai
    7/25 San Francisco CA @ The Egg w/ Opus Dai
    7/27 Portland OR @ Rock and Roll Pizza w/ Origin, Opus Dai
    7/28 Boise ID @ TBAw/ Opus Dai
    7/29 Jackson WY @ Log Cabin Saloon w/ Opus Dai
    7/30 Jackson WY @ Log Cabin Saloon w/ Opus Dai
    7/31 Taylorsville UT @ Rebecca's Dance Studio w/ Opus Dai
    8/01 Denver CO @ 15th Street Tavern w/ Across Tundras
    8/02 Lawrence KS @ The Haunted Kitchen
    8/03 Des Moines @ Hairy Mary's w/ This Dialogue
    8/04 Minneapolis MN @ Quest Night Club Ascott Room w/ Across Tundras
    8/05 Wausau WI @ Ticho's Barn
    8/06 Chicago IL @ TBA
    8/08 St. Louis MO @ TBA
    8/09 Chattanooga TN @ Ziggy's
    8/10 Nashville TN @ The Muse
    8/11 Louisville KY @ TBA
    8/12 Dayton OH @ The Nite Owl
    8/13 Fort Wayne IN @ 1624 N. Harrison St.
    8/14 Detroit MI @ 2500 Club w/ Ganon
    8/15 Columbus OH @ Acme Art Co
    8/16 Wilkinsburg PA @ Mr. Roboto Project
    8/18 Buffalo NY @ TBA
    8/19 London ON @ TBA
    8/20 Hamilton ON @ TBA
    8/21 Toronto ON @ TBA
    8/23 Ottawa ON @ TBA
    8/24 Montreal QC @ TBA
    8/25 Hudson NY @ St John's The Evangelist Church w/ Tides, Fight Amputation, Aficiando
    8/26 Poughkeepsie NY @ TBA
    8/27 TBA NJ @ TBA

    -- www.rosettaband.com | www.daywithoutdawn.com --
  • AFTER ALL NEWS

    NEW ALBUM "THIS VIOLENT DECLINE" OUT JULY 31

    We are proud to announce that Dockyard1 has scheduled the new After All album "This Violent Decline" for release throughout Europe on July 31.

    The follow-up to last year's "The Vermin Breed" was recorded by Dee J. at Hype Studio in Mechelen, Belgium. The album was mixed by Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Soilwork) at Studio Fredman in Göteborg, Sweden. Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Hatesphere) took care of the mastering at Antfarm Studio in Aabyhoj, Denmark.

    With "This Violent Decline" After All continue refining their trademark thrash metal style. The album is slightly more melodic than "The Vermin Breed", with more room for melody lines and vocals. At the same time, "This Violent Decline" displays more speed, power and heaviness than any of the older After All albums.

    "This Violent Decline" contains 11 tracks, including a re-recorded version of "Blind Euphoria" (from the 1992 EP "Dusk"). As a bonus track, the album features a video clip for the track "Frozen Skin".

    Samples of the new album are available on After All's MySpace page:
    www.myspace.com/afterallmetal

    NEW AFTER ALL EP OUT IN JUNE

    Metal Coven Records have announced a late June release for the long overdue split EP featuring After All and Swedish metallers Ram. Originally, the release of this 7 inch vinyl EP was planned for early 2004.

    The two After All tracks on the EP are "In The Grip Of Evil" (cover version of the Cyclone classic) and "The Devil's Pathway". Both tracks were recorded in 2002 - when the band was preparing the "Mercury Rising" album - and have not been available before.

    The EP comes in 7 inch black vinyl and is strictly limited to 500 numbered copies.

    AFTER ALL CONFIRMED FOR METAL DAYZ FESTIVAL

    There's quite a number of interesting After All shows coming up: a spring tour with King Diamond in Germany, Holland and the UK, club shows with Armored Saint and Anvil, festival appearances in France (Open Air Languidic), Germany (Thrash Till Death) and Belgium (BMU Fest and Nevelfest)...

    Furthermore, we are proud to announce that After All are confirmed to play this year's Metal Dayz Festival in Pratteln, on August 5: the biggest metal event of the year in Switzerland. Other bands scheduled to appear include Jon Oliva's Pain, Nevermore, Rage and many more.

    Here's an overview of all upcoming After All shows:

    20/07/2006 - Gent (B) - BMU FEST Frontline
    AFTER ALL + CRUSADER + more

    22/07/2006 - Merksem (B) - NEVELFEST
    ABORTED + AFTER ALL + SWALLOW THE SUN (FIN) + more

    05/08/2006 - Pratteln (CH) - METAL DAYZ FESTIVAL
    JON OLIVA'S PAIN (US) + EPICA (NL) + AFTER ALL + lots more

    27/10/2006 - Hengelo (NL) - Innocent
    CALLENISH CIRCLE (NL) + AFTER ALL + PERZONAL WAR (D)

    28/10/2006 - Alphen-aan-de-Rijn (NL) - Kasteel
    CALLENISH CIRCLE (NL) + AFTER ALL + PERZONAL WAR (D)

    18/11/2006 - Poperinge (B) - HIGH VOLTAGE FEST
    SAXON (UK) + AFTER ALL + more

    25/11/2006 - Wuustwezel (B) - MUDSLUT FEST
    AFTER ALL + more

    For all the latest news and more background information about After All's music and releases: please check the official homepage at www.afterall.be

    Free MP3's at www.myspace.com/afterallmetal
  • DRY KILL LOGIC Press Release -- new EP/DVD

    "The Magellan Complex" -- new EP/DVD from DKL

    On June 27th Dry Kill Logic will release "The Magellan Complex" an EP/DVD tribute to the fans.""The Magellan Complex: Our never ending obsession with circumnavigating the globe to play shows for the only people who matter -- those who appreciate the music."

    Over the last month, Dry Kill Logic has been in the studio, writing and recording for their June 27th release of The Magellan Complex, an EP/DVD tribute to their fans. The CD includes a Gun’s N Roses cover of “It’s So Easy,” a Danzig cover of “Dirty Black Summer” and an original track called “From Victim To Killer” that will be on Dry Kill Logic’s September album. On the DVD, fans will find footage from the band’s beginning, including never before seen interviews on the road and in the studio, the video for “Paper Tiger” and more.

    While fans check out "The Magellan Complex," Dry Kill will put the finishing touches on their next full length album, due in stores, Sept. 19th! Fans can expect 'in your face' tunes, pounding guitars and intense drums...classic DKL. More information to come.

    www.drykilllogic.com
  • Prosthetic Records' BURN IN SILENCE is coming for you...

    BURN IN SILENCE is coming for you on JULY 25, 2006

    This metal wrecking machine will not be stopped until they have laid every genre trend to waste. Their Prosthetic Records debut, Angel Maker, signals the beginning of a musical apocalypse. This is not metalcore, emo, or nu metal. But rather, it is something dangerous, infectious, and undeniable. Upon pressing play, you'll plunge into an entrancing whirlwind of devastation. Thrash guitars and grooving riffs flank a percussive double bass salvo that explodes upon impact. Melodic choruses soar to heights of macabre beauty, while violent screams descend downward like a guillotine. Keyboards bleed texture all over the destruction, painting a backdrop that covers every inch of Hell. Cuts like "Lines from an Epitaph" and "Embrace the Plague" bludgeon with a pure inner rage that some artists spend a lifetime attempting to harness. On these tracks, polyrhythmic riff work shifts into technical guitars as melody from the keyboards and choruses engulf the entire sound. These six men from Massachusetts plan on driving listeners straight to the center of darkness and back.

    Burn In Silence has already decimated stages all over the Northeast alongside everyone from Damageplan to Shadows Fall, to Morbid Angel. Having cultivated a live show to be reckoned with, the band stands ready to pummel audiences all over the world. Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Himsa) mixed the metallic mastery. Tapping into the elements of great metal, the band has already become a cohesive and driven unit. With a mix of incredible production, musical talent, tireless work ethic, and a thirst to be distinct, these artists are destined to become integral to the future of the entire genre.

    BURN IN SILENCE with The Autumn Offering

    July 10, 2006 Mandan ND The Post
    July 11, 2006 Rapid City SD St. Joe's Pub
    July 12, 2006 Commerce City CO The Grimm Reaper
    July 14, 2006 Salt Lake City UT The Ritz Theatre
    July 15, 2006 Yreka CA The Dip
    July 16, 2006 Sacramento CA The Boardwalk
    July 17, 2006 Concord CA Bourbon Street
    July 19, 2006 Los Angeles CA Whisky
    July 20, 2006 Phoenix AZ The Clubhouse
    July 21, 2006 Albuquerque NM The Compound
    July 22, 2006 El Paso TX Chic's Bar and Billiards
    July 23, 2006 Austin TX TBA
    July 24, 2006 San Antonio TX Sanctuary
    July 25, 2006 Houston TX JavaJazz
    July 26, 2006 Tulsa OK Blue Dome Diner
    July 28, 2006 Metropolis IL Ezekiels
    July 29, 2006 Louisville KY Headliners
    July 30, 2006 Detroit MI TNT'S
    August 01, 2006 Nashville TN The Muse
    August 02, 2006 Little Rock AR Vinos
    August 03, 2006 New Orleans LA The High Ground
    August 04, 2006 Tampa FL 688 Skatepark
    August 05, 2006 Fort Lauderdale FL TBA
    August 06, 2006 Orlando FL The Backbooth
    August 08, 2006 Jacksonville FL Thee Imperial
    August 09, 2006 Savannah GA TBA

    (all dates are subject to change)
  • EMBRYONIC DEVOURMENT "Beheaded by Volition" Out Now!!

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    4.Demons in the Sea
    5.Mutiny

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