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July 14th, 2007
  • HAMMERFALL Announces First-Ever Concert In Russia

    Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have announced their first-ever appearance in Russia: On September 7, the band and its fans will rock Club Tochka in Moscow.

    HAMMERFALL has set "Steel Meets Steel - Ten Years of Glory" as the title of its upcoming "best-of" collection, due on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD will include around 25 classic HAMMERFALL tracks along with three new songs which were recently recorded at Mi Sueno studios in Tenerife, Spain: "Last Man Standing", "Restless Soul" and "HammerFall v1.07".

    Commented the band: "We're celebrating our ten-year anniversary as a record-releasing band in 2007, remember? We spent seven weeks or so here five years ago, recording 'Crimson Thunder', and a fortnight for the mix of 'Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken', so it was a great pleasure to once again walk into the arms and home of the Deris [Andi Deris; HELLOWEEN vocalist] family."
  • PRONG And OMEN To Play TEXAS HELLFEST

    PRONG and OMEN are among the confirmed bands for the Texas Hellfest, set to take place July 22 at The Rockyard in Ft. Worth, Texas.

    For more information, visit www.myspace.com/texashellfest.

    PRONG has inked a deal with MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgenson's 13th Planet Records label for the release of the group's new album, tentatively due in October. The band - whose lineup consists of Tommy Victor (vocals, guitar), Monte Pittman (bass) and Aaron Rossi (drums) - is currenty recording the new CD at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas.

    PRONG's last CD, 2004's "Scorpio Rising", was released after a long hiatus from the rock scene. "I had to do something, no matter what it was," stated Tommy Victor. "Looking back, I don't feel like it was an appropriate release under the PRONG moniker. I still feel like the best is yet to come."
  • SHADOWS FALL Added To 'Black Crusade' European Tour With MACHINE HEAD

    SHADOWS FALL has been added to the forthcoming "The Black Crusade" European tour featuring MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM, DRAGONFORCE and ARCH ENEMY. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

    Nov. 20 - SECC - Glasgow, UK
    Nov. 21 - MEN Arena Manchester, UK
    Nov. 23 - NEC - Birmingham, UK
    Nov. 24 - Brixton Academy - London, UK
    Nov. 25 - Brixton Academy - London, UK
    Nov. 26 - CIA Arena - Cardiff, UK
    Nov. 28 - Elysee Montmarte - Paris, France
    Nov. 29 - Elysee Montmarte - Paris, France
    Nov. 30 - Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Dec. 01 - The Palladium - Koln, Germany
    Dec. 02 - Messe Congress - Stuttgart, Germany
    Dec. 03 - Tonhalle - Munich, Germany
    Dec. 07 - Eulachhalle - Winterhur, Switzerland
    Dec. 09 - Schlacthof - Wiesbaden, Germany
    Dec. 10 - KB Halle - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Dec. 13 - Old Ice Hall - Tampere, Finland
    Dec. 14 - Old Ice Hall - Helsinki, Finland
  • YAKUZA Transmutations reveals artwork, new music

    Chicago's genre-bending YAKUZA has posted artwork for the band's forthcoming record, Transmutations, online here, where pre-orders for the record are also available. Prosthetic Records has also posted a brand new Yakuza track online; entitled "Egocide," the track will appear on Transmutations, which will see an August 7 release through Prosthetic Records. Prior to that, YAKUZA will host a listening party for Transmutations July 31 at the Liar's Club in Chicago.

    "Exploration, experimentation, riding the line between the familiar and the foreign; the essential elements for YAKUZA have already been established,” frontman Bruce Lamont says about the band's sound. “We are not interested in creating music that’s easily definable. Our roots are firmly planted in metal - yes, but like life, the sounds here are not cut and dry. At times this record can be uplifting, cruel, celebratory and just downright fuckin’ mean."

    Utilizing producer and established multi-instrumentalist Sanford Parker (Rwake, Pelican, Minsk) for the recording of Transmutations, YAKUZA couldn’t be happier with the album’s end sound: “Sanford was great to work with,” Lamont says. “We really feel he has refined his craft over the past half a dozen recordings he's done. He’s known the band for a long time and helped with our last release, so he is already aware of our studio tendencies. With him the process felt almost effortless.”

    YAKUZA began demoing new material on February 28 at Semifour Studios in the band's hometown. 'Transmutations' was produced by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Minsk, Rwake), who made a guest appearance on the band's last release, 'Samsara'.

    YAKUZA live
    7/31 Chicago, IL – The Liar’s Club (Transmutations listening party)

    www.prostheticrecords.com
  • Inocculta in the studio soon

    The band will record in August 2007 its first album in a professional studio and is looking henceforth for a label for a pressing/distribution agreement. Labels interested can contact us for any suggestion.

    Next concert

    The next concert of Inocculta will be the 10th of November 2007 at the CP-CR, Liège with Panchrysia, Nirnaeth and Pestifer. More details in the concerts section. Furthermore, the band is looking for concerts from September 2007.

    www.inocculta.com
  • Of the Archaengel with experimental line-up and support of Endrah's guitarist

    OF THE ARCHAENGEL is rehearsing with an experimental line-up, where the guitarist Alex Rodrigues is making the vocals and to his original position the band got the support of César "Covero" Neves, from the death metal band ENDRAH.

    Alex comments: "Since our original vocalist left the band in the second half of 2006 we made some auditions for the position without having a satisfactory result, so, due to the request of the other members I accepted this experience, which is something totally new for me, but our objective is still to find a vocalist."

    OF THE ARCHAENGEL is formed by the members of the defunct band Lethal Curse, which was formed in 1992. Samples of the band's work is available in mp3 on MySpace - www.myspace.com/ofthearchaengel

    www.ofthearchaengel.com
  • QUEENSRŸCHE Adds German Date To August Run

    QUEENSRŸCHE has added a German date to its short European run in August. The band will play Stadthalle in Langen, Germany on Sunday, August 19. The group's August schedule is now shaping up as follows:

    Aug. 14 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Aug. 15 - Effenaar - Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Aug. 16 - Metal Heart Festival - Notodden, Norway
    Aug. 18 - La Riviera - Madrid, Spain
    Aug. 19 - Stadthalle - Langen, Germany

    QUEENSRŸCHE will release the "Mindcrime at the Moore" double CD ($24.98) and double DVD ($29.99) on July 3 via all physical retail outlets (on Rhino Records) and www.rhino.com. The album will also be available at all digital retail outlets for a suggested retail price of $14.99. An iTunes exclusive version featuring a video of "The Chase" with Ronnie James Dio will be available for $15.99. The CD includes singer and chief songwriter Geoff Tate along with guitarists Michael Wilton and Mike Stone, bassist Eddie Jackson and drummer Scott Rockenfield performing all 32 mindcrime tracks plus a two-song encore featuring their signature hits - "Jet City Woman" and "Walk In The Shadows". The DVD features the same performance expanded with bonus material including a tour documentary, a featurette on the band's "Rock & Ride Across America" charity motorcycle ride for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, and a live performance of "The Chase" from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, featuring Ronnie James Dio's only public appearance as Dr. X.
  • Italy's METAL DISORDER Festival: More Bands Confirmed

    More bands have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Metal Disorder festival, set to take place September 22-23 in Pogliano Milanese, near Milan, Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

    Saturday, September 22, 2007

    17:00 - 17:30 BETOKEN (ITA)
    17:45 - 18:15 SUBLIMINAL CRUSHER (ITA)
    18:30 - 19:00 BURNING BLACK (ITA)
    19:15 - 19:45 INFERNAL ANGELS (ITA)
    20:00 - 20:30 BASTARD SAINTS (ITA)
    20:45 - 21:25 HYADES (ITA)
    21:40 - 22:30 CENTURIONS GHOST (UK)
    22:45 - 23:50 TIME MACHINE (ITA)

    Sunday, September 23, 2007:

    16:30 - 17:00 ONIRIK (ITA)
    17:15 - 17:45 IRA (ITA)
    18:00 - 18:30 LORDADUNTO (ITA)
    18:45 - 19:15 CARCHARODON (ITA)
    19:30 - 20:00 GROUND CONTROL (ITA)
    20:15 - 20:45 ENEMYNSIDE (ITA)
    21:00 - 21:40 LONGOBARDEATH (INS)
    21:55 - 22:35 NEFARIUM (ITA)
    22:50 - 23:50 HORRID (ITA)

    For more information, go to www.metal-disorder.com.
  • AVENGED SEVENFOLD: Dates In Indonesia, Singapore Announced

    AVENGED SEVENFOLD has announced the following dates:

    Aug. 07 - Tennis Indoor Arena - Jakarta
    Aug. 09 - Fort Canning - Singapore
    Aug. 11 - Maeshima - Osaka City, Osaka
    Aug. 12 - Marine Stadium - Tokyo, Tokyo

    AVENGED SEVENFOLD will release its long-awaited new DVD, "All Excess", on July 17 via Warner Bros. The project is expected to feature live clips of the tracks "Walk" (PANTERA cover), "Beast and the Harlot", "Trashed and Scattered", "Seize the Day" and "Bat Country", plus videos for the latter tune, "Beast and the Harlot", "Seize the Day" and "Unholy Confessions". A documentary, three "making of the video" features and a pull-out poster round out the "All Excess" package.

    AVENGED SEVENFOLD frontman M. Shadows commented: "This DVD has been eight years in the making. We didn't want to cheat the fans by putting out a standard live DVD. Instead we wanted to focus on giving back to our fans by showing them what makes five best friends from Huntington Beach eat, sleep and breathe the AVENGED SEVENFOLD lifestyle. This DVD shows everything from life backstage on the bus to some of the first shows in our hometown. We didn't leave anything off that fans have been asking about for all these years. Unlike cookie-cutter concert DVDs this is a documentary you can watch again and again for years to come."

    AVENGED SEVENFOLD has been keeping a low profile while working on its new album, and M. Shadows told Launch that the band is not concerned about what kind of response its next effort will get. "We have a really good, you know, recipe for success for us, and that's just to be best friends and write the music that we wanna write, and then at that point, you know, it's up to everyone else to decide how big AVENGED SEVENFOLD's gonna be," he said. "Like, we just do our thing, we tour, we love being on the road with each other, we love seeing different parts of the world and to us, it's just all about going out there and playing live music, and, you know, writing records every year. We just wanna keep doing what we do."

    AVENGED SEVENFOLD is tentatively planning to release its next record in October.

    The new CD will follow up 2005's gold-selling "City of Evil".
  • MOONSPELL To Re-Record Early Material

    Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL will enter the studio in early July to record a very special project. The recording sessions will be held at the Denmark's Antfarm Studios with Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, ROB HALFORD) co-producing with the band. This release will consist of re-recordings of the band's legendary "Under the Moonspell" (1994) but also going back as far as their first demo "Anno Satan" and their sole track as MORBID GOD, "Serpent Angel". All the songs will be re-arranged and revamped in order to "underline their revered distinction as underground classics but now with a mature dark energy and class," according to a press release. "The full-length record (eight songs and around five instrumental compositions) will be released in early October via SPV worldwide.

    The track listing is as follows (not in final order):

    01. Halla alle halla al rabka halla (Praeludium/Incantatum Solistitium)
    02. Tenebrarum Oratorium (Andamento I/Erudit Compendyum)
    03. Interludium/Incantatum Oequinoctum
    04. Tenebrarum Oratorium (Andamento II/Erotic Compendyum)
    05. Opus Diabolicum (Andamento III/Instrumental Compendyum)
    06. Chorai Lusit€ |ânia! (Epilogus/Incantatam Maresia)
    07. Intro
    08. Goat on Fire
    09. Ancient Winter Goddess
    10. Wolves From The Fog
    11. Outro
    12. Serpent Angel

    The band is also in the process of writing material for the follow-up to "Memorial", which will go into production before the end of the year at the Woodhouse Studios with producer Waldemar Sorychta. A "best of" collection from MOONSPELL, entitled "The Great Silver Eye", will be released in July through Century Media.

    Upcoming MOONSPELL shows:

    Jul. 14 - GDL Metal Festival - Grândola - POR
    Aug. 04 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken - Germany
  • THE VISION BLEAK have finished recording "The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey"

    After nearly six months in the studio, THE VISION BLEAK have just finished recording their third album, "The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey."

    "The album contains nine songs which are definitely among the heaviest and at the same time the most atmospheric and most stringent pieces of music THE VISION BLEAK has ever released," says Ulf Theodor Schwadorf about the follow-up to 2005's very successful album "Carpathia". "The Metal part - read: the guitar riffs - of THE VISION BLEAK's sound certainly has made it more into the foreground on 'The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey', but still there are bombastic orchestral sections, acoustic guitars, sitars and lots of atmospheric details featured in all songs."

    The band isn't promising too much here, as the song 'By Our Brotherhood With Seth' will prove: http://seth.prophecyproductions.de/

    The track list of "The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey":
    1) Amala & Kamala
    2) She-Wolf
    3) The Demon Of The Mire
    The Black Pharaoh Trilogy
    4) Introduction
    5) Part I: The Shining Trapezohedron
    6) Part II: The Vault Of Nephren-Ka
    7) The Eldrich Beguilement
    8) Evil Is Of Old Date
    9) By Our Brotherhood With Seth

    "The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey" will be released on August 31, 2007, as a normal CD and a deluxe edition. Apart from a live DVD, the deluxe edition will contain a return coupon for ordering an exclusive T-shirt and a free THE VISION BLEAK patch.
  • S.O.D. TO RELEASE “Rise Of The Infidels"

    West Palm Beach FL, June 21, 2007 -- Megaforce Records and metal/hardcore pioneers S.O.D. will release Rise Of The Infidels, on August 21, 2007. It is an extended EP (perhaps the longest in the music biz) with four unreleased S.O.D. songs, plus a live concert from Seattle is included.

    One of the crucial bands in the musical chain linking hardcore punk with metal, the Stormtroopers of Death - known as S.O.D. – were actually intended to be a one-off side project, done as a lark.

    S.O.D. began in the mid-1980's during a break in the recording of Anthrax's Spreading The Disease. What started out as a quick, satirical release for Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, Dan Lilker, and the infamous Billy Milano, S.O.D. has turned into a seminal band influencing countless hardcore, metalcore, and post-hardcore bands. Their first album, Speak English Or Die, has sold over 400,000 and remains an underground classic. S.O.D. was always about brutal satire, but done with complete honesty. Anyone who has witnessed their severe, yet astonishing live show, knows that S.O.D. is like no other band on the planet.

    Track Listing:

    1. Stand Up And Fight
    2. Java Amigo
    3. United And Strong
    4. Ready To Fight

    Live At The Fenix

    5. Ballad Of Nirvana/March Of The S.O.D.
    6. Sgt D And The S.O.D.
    7. Kill Yourself
    8. Milano Mosh
    9. Speak English Or Die
    10. Fuck the Middle East
    11. Douche Crew
    12. Ballad Of Jimi Hendrix
    13. Ballad Of Jim Morrison
    14. Ballad Of INXS
    15. Ballad Of Frank Sinatra
    16. Ballad Of Nirvana
    17. Ballad Of Freddy Mercury
    18. Cromatic Death
    19. Fist Banging Mania
    20. No Turning Back
    21. Milk
    22. Pussywhipped
    23. Freddy Krueger
    24. United Forces
  • FALL OF EDEN ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR DATES, RELEASE "DAWN OF A NEW AGE" CD

    CHICAGO, IL - Death Metal newcomers Fall Of Eden will launch into Midwest and East Coast tour dates in July to promote the release of their new full-length, "Dawn Of A New Age."

    Dropping their style of metal quite far from the tree, and grinding far beyond the perceived limits of the band's collective youth, Fall Of Eden has progressed musically by leaps and bounds since their debut/demo self-titled release of last summer. Their aim on the road is to make that point clear to all who attend.

    Fall Of Eden offers complexity in their melodies, heaviness in their drive, and a relentless attack on pop sensibilities everywhere... all with the positivity and energetic lust for life that metal bands generally leave up to the punks.

    U.S. TOUR JULY-AUG 2007 DATES:
    7/9 (MON) ABERDEEN, SD @ RED ROOSTER
    7/10 (TUE) MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ STATION 4
    7/12(THU) KANSAS CITY @ EL TORREON
    7/14 (SAT) DALLAS, TX @ MAXIMEDIA STUDIOS
    7/15 (SUN) ALICE, TX @ DOWNTOWN RIOT
    7/17 (TUE) AUSTIN, TX @ HEADHUNTERS
    7/19 (THU) JACKSON, MS @ WC DON'S
    7/20 (FRI) MARIETTA, GA @ SWAYZE'S
    7/21 (SAT) AUGUSTA, GA @ THE MISSION
    7/22 (SUN) BIRMINGHAM, AL @ HIGH NOTE
    7/24 (TUE) CHARLESTON, SC @ CUMBERLANDS
    7/25 (WED) NEW BERN, NC @ THE SALTY DAWG
    7/26 (THU) ASHEVILLE, NC @ JOLI ROUGE
    7/27 (FRI) RALEIGH, NC @ DIVEBAR
    7/29 (SUN) TRENTON, NJ @ 449 ROOM
    7/30 (MON) NEW YORK, NY @ MO PITKINS
    8/2 (THU) BLUEFIELD, WV @ THE ROCK-IT CLUB
    8/4 (SAT) CAPAC, MI @ TIMMY D'S

    Information on FALL OF EDEN's music and projects can be found at: http://myspace.com/fallofedenrock

July 13th, 2007
  • Florida death metallers Infernaeon are gearing up to hit the road with Pyrexia, Crematorium and Son's Of Azreal. Here are a list of the following announced dates

    08/17/2007 Chicago, IL - The Note
    08/21/2007 Aurora, CO - Hubba's House Of Rock
    08/23/2007 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
    08/24/2007 Portland, OR - Hawhtorn Theater
    08/26/2007 Oakland, CA - Uptown Nightclub
    08/28/2007 Los Angeles, CA - The Knitting Factory
    08/30/2007 Corona, CA - Showcase Theatre
    08/31/2007 San Marcos, CA - The Jumping Turtle
    09/01/2007 Las Vegas, NV - The Cheyenne Saloon
    09/03/2007 Cuidad, MEX - Centenario
    09/04/2007 Clovis, NM - Absolute Zero
    09/06/2007 San Antonio, TX - Scooby's
    09/07/2007 Corpus Christi, TX - The Compound
    09/12/2007 Tampa, FL - The Brass Mug
    09/15/2007 Raleigh, NC - Volume 11 Tavern
    09/20/2007 Springfield, VA - Jaxx
    09/22/2007 Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
  • MAYHEM News

    For the first time in six years, and quite possibly the very last, mayhem will "deconsecrate the states"! July 2007 is sure to be the hottest on record as the ferocious fires of hell blaze across the U.S. under the cloven hooves of Norway's mayhem. The premiere, the true, the feared, and the world's most powerful black metal band will appear in select cities nationwide. The band's long-awaited new album, "ordo ad chao", and tour feature the return of vocalist Attila Csihar, who sang on the band's pinnacle lp, "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas". Attila has never before performed on u.s. soil as a Mayhem member, which makes this tour the closest north America will ever have of witnessing the classic Mayhem line-up.

    The bands current "Deconsecrate The States" tour dates are

    July 16 - Dna Lounge, San Francisco, Ca
    July 17 - Galaxy Club - Santa Ana, Ca
    July 18 - Key Club - Los Angeles, Ca
    July 20 - Studio Seven - Seattle, Wa
    July 22 - Joe's - Chicago, Il
    July 23 - Bb Kings - New York, Ny
    July 24 - Jaxx - Springfield, Va
    July 25 - The Sterling Hotel - Allentown, Pa

    Check your local listings for support acts which will include Nachtmystium, Sigh, Today Is The Day, Intronaut, Withered, Amber Asylum, Ludicra, Crematorium, November's Doom, Mouth Of Architect, Dekapitator.
  • Darkager's new album being produced by Shaman's vocalist

    - The power/thrash metal band DARKAGER is recording their debut cd in Fusão VM&T Studios, and it is being produced by Thiago Bianchi, vocalist of Shaman and Karma. Thiago already worked with known Brazilian rock and metal bands like Angra, Shaman, Tuatha de Danann, and the guitarist Edu Ardanuy (Dr. Sin).

    The new album, still untitled, will have ten songs, and the recordings will be finished in the second half of this year.

    Meanwhile fans can check Darkager's demo, Bells of Doom, released last year, still with the old line-up. The demo is available in MySpace through the address www.myspace.com/darkagerband

    www.darkager.net
    www.myspace.com/darkagerband
  • KING DIAMOND: Spanish Dates Announced

    KING DIAMOND has added three Spanish dates to his European itinerary. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows:

    Oct. 17 - Voxhall - Aarhus, Denmark
    Oct. 19 - KB - Malm€ |ö, Sweden
    Oct. 20 - Amager Bio - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Oct. 23 - Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
    Oct. 24 - Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
    Oct. 26 - Teatria - Oulu, Finland
    Oct. 27 - Pekkahoune - Tampere, Finland
    Oct. 29 - Klubben - Stockholm, Sweden
    Oct. 31 - Arenan - Gothenborg, Sweden
    Nov. 02 - Metal Massacre III - Link€ |öping, Sweden
    Nov. 03 - Betong Screamfest - Oslo, Norway
    Nov. 06 - Stodola Club - Warsaw, Poland
    Nov. 07 - Club Studio - Krakow, Poland
    Nov. 09 - Retro Music Hall - Prague, Czech Republic
    Nov. 10 - Masters Of Rock Cafe - Zlin, Czech Republic
    Nov. 21 - Alcatrazz - Milan, Italy
    Nov. 23 - Razzmatazz-2 - Barcelona, Spain
    Nov. 24 - Heineken Hall - Madrid, Spain
    Nov. 25 - Sala Jam - Bergara, Spain
    Dec. 03 - Weststadthalle - Essen, Germany

    More dates will be announced soon.

    MEMORY GARDEN and THE PROWLERS will provide support on the Scandinavian leg of the tour starting in Aarhus, Denmark on October 17. Danish metallers MANTICORA and Sweden's LOCH VOSTOK will open on the continental European part of the tour beginning in Warsaw, Poland on November 6.
  • JUSTICE Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

    German thrashers JUSTICE have been confirmed for the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 19-21 in Kreuth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

    AFTER FOREVER
    CRADLE OF FILTH
    DEW-SCENTED
    DEZPERADOZ
    ELUVEITIE
    FEAR MY THOUGHTS
    FREEDOM CALL
    GAMMA RAY
    GOD DETHRONED
    GRAVE DIGGER
    GRAVEWORM
    HATESPHERE
    J.B.O.
    JUSTICE
    KEEP OF KALESSIN
    KORPIKLAANI
    KREATOR
    LEGION OF THE DAMNED
    MASTERPLAN
    MELECHESH
    MOT€ |ÖRHEAD
    MYSTIC PROPHECY
    NORTHER
    SABATON
    SEPULTURA
    TESTAMENT
    THRESHOLD
    U.D.O.
    UNLEASHED
    VADER
    WITHIN TEMPTATION
  • W.A.S.P.: North American Tour Cancelled?

    According to Ticketmaster, a number of previously announced W.A.S.P. North American tour dates have been cancelled. There has been no official word yet on the matter. The trek was scheduled to kick off mid-July.

    W.A.S.P.'s latest album, "Dominator" (Demolition Records), recently entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 72.
  • Lifeforce Records America is proud to announce the addition of Ohio's HARLOTS to their roster!

    With an uncompromisingly honest attitude, the influence of real life, and a sound that could be called their own, HARLOTS form together almost every kind of extreme music then shatter it to pieces with an ambient and progressive wall of sound. Forming in Ohio during the winter of 2002 and 2003, the band has survived by original members Jeff Lohrber and Eric Dunn, alongside Joshua Dillon and Christian Fillippo. Harlots has released two full length records, "The Woman You Saw is the Great City that Rules Over the Kings of the Earth" (Feeling Faint Productions, 2004) and "This is the Second Death" (Corrosive Recordings, 2006) which will be followed up in 2007 with a digital EP "The Human War Machine" (Corrosive Recordings, 2007.) HARLOTS has survived through 200+ shows all over the United States. 2007 has brought the band to its third and most diverse full length yet and Lifeforce Records America Debut, "Betrayer."

    Jeff Lohrber of Harlots speaks about the signing:

    "After almost 5 years, 2 full lengths, 1 EP, 200+ DIY shows in almost 30 states, a shitload of bad luck, and all of us finally being of age, we feel we have finally crafted a record that we are 100% proud of and will have the ability to make more. Many thanks to Lifeforce and all of our friends who helped out and made this shit happen. See you guys and gals on tour."

    HARLOTS' Lifeforce Records American debut "Betrayer" will see a late fall release. Co-produced by the band and Joel Lauver at Burning Bridge Recordings (Job For A Cowboy, Still Remains, Demiricous and Destroyer Destroyer), "Betrayer" encompasses an amazing grasp on metal and hardcore to create an amazingly creative and experimental musical outing.

    You can hear one of the upcoming tracks "The Weight Unweighable" from Harlots' upcoming Lifeforce debut "Betrayer" here: WWW.MYSPACE.COM/HARLOTS
  • THE RETURN OF HEAVEN AND HELL

    Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice Continue Their Heralded Reunion With Fall Tour Of The States

    Alice Cooper and Queensrÿche Round Out The Legendary Bill Of Rock Royalty Set To Begin September 5

    Tickets For First Dates Go On Sale The Weekend Of June 22 With More Dates To Be Announced Soon

    LOS ANGELES -- Following the group's successful spring tour, Heaven And Hell will again wow American audiences with its bewitching stage set and truly timeless, classic metal as Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice return for the second U.S.leg of the quartet's continuing world tour. Set to launch on September 5, Heaven and Hell's tour will stop in many cities not included on the previous leg and will feature opening sets from Alice Cooper and Queensrÿche. Tickets for the first 12 dates will go on sale the weekend of June 22 with more dates to be announced soon. There will also be a special fan presale for the first dates beginning Wednesday, June 20 at 12 Noon EDT at http://heavenandhell.frontgatetickets.com.

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

    Alice Cooper and Queensrÿche will join Heaven And Hell on the road this fall creating one of the year's hardest-hitting triple bills. In addition to his duties as a rock 'n' roll icon, Cooper is the host of the syndicated Nights With Alice Cooper radio show. Cooper's autobiography, Alice Cooper, Golf Monster, was released last month. Queensrÿche is riding high on the success of last year's Operation: mindcrime II album and tour, which brought the group's complete Mindcrime saga to the stage in its entirety. On July 3, Rhino will release CD and DVD versions of Mindcrime At The Moore, which feature Queensrÿche's performance in front of its hometown crowd at Moore Theatre in Seattle.

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

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

    The Heaven And Hell Fall U.S. Tour will include the following stops with more dates to be announced soon.

    SEPTEMBER
    5 Binghampton, NY Broom County Arena
    7 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
    8 Long Island, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre
    9 Mansfield, CT Tweeter Center
    14 Tampa, FL St. Petersburg Times Forum
    15 Sunrise, FL Bank Atlantic Center
    16 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
    25 Denver, CO Coors Amphitheatre
    28 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
    29 Kelseyville, CA Konocti Harbor
    30 Concord, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre

    OCTOBER
    2 Fresno, CA Selland Arena
  • LILLIAN AXE: U.S. Schedule Updated

    LILLIAN AXE has added a Jackson, MS date to its upcoming U.S. tour. The group's schedule is now as follows:

    Jul. 20 - The Parish - New Orleans, LA
    Sep. 04 - Smith's Olde Bar - Atlanta GA
    Sep. 05 - The Nick - Birmingham, AL
    Sep. 06 - Jesters Pub - Fayetteville, NC
    Sep. 07 - The Muse - Nashville, TN
    Sep. 08 - Jaxx Nightclub - West Springfield, VA
    Sep. 10 - Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
    Sep. 11 - Lucky Dog - Worcester, MA
    Sep. 12 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
    Sep. 13 - Rock & Roll Heaven - Depew, NY
    Sep. 14 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
    Sep. 15 - Mark's Showplace - Bedford, NH
    Sep. 16 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
    Sep. 17 - Wreck Room - Toronto, ONT
    Sep. 18 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
    Sep. 19 - I-Rock - Detroit, MI
    Sep. 20 - Huntington Music Hall/The Monkey Bar - Huntington, WV
    Sep. 21 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
    Sep. 22 - Station 4 - St. Paul MN
    Sep. 23 - Vnuk's Lounge - Milwaukee, WI
    Sep. 24 - Static Bar - Topeka, KS
    Sep. 25 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
    Sep. 27 - Bourbon St - Spokane, WA
    Sep. 28 - Outlaws Music Hall - Portland, OR
    Sep. 29 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
    Oct. 01 - Whiskey a Go Go - West Hollywood, CA
    Oct. 02 - House of Blues 5th Ave Stage - San Diego, CA
    Oct. 04 - Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM
    Oct. 05 - Curtain Club - Dallas, TX
    Oct. 06 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX
    Oct. 07 - Rock Bottom Bar - San Antonio, TX
    Oct. 12 - Fire - Jackson, MS
    Oct. 13 - Click's - Baton Rouge, LA
  • OVERKILL: Updated U.S. Tour Dates Announced

    Legendary thrash metal band OVERKILL has updated its U.S. itinerary for the fall. The group's schedule is now as follows:

    Oct. 03 - The Amp - Elmira, NY
    Oct. 04 - The Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
    Oct. 05 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
    Oct. 06 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
    Oct. 07 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
    Oct. 08 - Huntington - Huntington, WV
    Oct. 09 - Rex Theater - Pitt, PA
    Oct. 10 - The Muse - Nashville, TN
    Oct. 11 - The Mad Hatter - Covington, KY
    Oct. 12 - Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
    Oct. 13 - Harpo's Concert Theater - Detroit, MI
    Oct. 14 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
    Oct. 15 - The Rock - Maplewood, MN
    Oct. 16 - Reverb - Cedar Falls, IO
    Oct. 17 - Pop's - Sauget, IL
    Oct. 18 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
    Oct. 19 - The Chance Theater - Poughkeepsie, NY
    Oct. 20 - Mark's Place - Bedford, NH
    Oct. 21 - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill- New York City, NY
  • MACHINE HEAD Bring the Black Crusade tour to Australia

    Machine Head

    With very special

    Arch Enemy
    Trivium
    Shadows Fall

    This is a show that is not to be missed!

    THE BLACK CRUSADE TOUR
    10.28 - Perth, WA - The Metro
    10.30 - Adelaide, SA - Thebarton
    10.31 - Melbourne, VIC - Festival Hall
    11.01 - Sydney, NSW - Luna Park
    11.02 - Sydney, NSW - Luna Park
    11.03 - Brisbane, QLD - Riverstage
  • SLOUGH FEG “Hardworlder” release: Full album preview available

    It’s here! The fans have waited more or less patiently for this new SLOUGH FEG release, expectations grew day by day and it looked like it was never to be released… Now after having spent over 6 months in the studio, SLOUGH FEG are ready to release what it’s going to be a serious candidate to their “best album ever” award, “Hardworlder”!

    It was November 2005 and on a German train Mike Scalzi told us that the “next” would have been a 70s-guitar inspired album: as a matter of fact, in 2007 with the help of “Don” Angelo Tringali the band has produced SLOUGH FEG’s most guitar-driven album! New drummer Antoine Reuben-Diavola together with the precise bass-playing of Adrian Maestas supplies the heaviness needed and song after song the album flows on a thin but always-present sci-fi background, providing cold shivers of pleasure as each song touches the depth of any Hard Rock / Heavy Metal lover. Two wonderful covers such as “Dearg Doom” (Horslips) and “Street Jammer” (MANILLAROAD) make this album something that can't be missed.

    It’s really the time to say it again… BUY OR DIE!
    Cover by James Lyle, release-date 14/07/2007
    Line up: Michael Scalzi - Vocals/Lead guitar , “Don" Angelo Tringali - lead guitar, Adrian Maestas - bass guitar , Antoine Reuben-Diavola – drums.

    * “Hardworlder” is proud part of the “Try Before Buy” CRUZ DEL SUR campaign. It can be heard fully online @ www.cruzdelsurmusic.com/hw/prev_hardworlder.htm.

    www.sloughfeg.com | www.myspace.com/sloughfeg
  • ALL THAT REMAINS’ “THE FALL OF IDEALS” RISES: ALBUM BREAKS 100,000 IN SALES; LIVE DVD SET FOR OCTOBER RELEASE

    Prosthetic Records recording artists ALL THAT REMAINS have reached a major sales milestone – their third album The Fall of Ideals has surpassed the 100,000 mark in sales.

    “Just shy of a year ago we put out a record called The Fall Of Ideals and ever since that first week we have been amazed at the reaction people have had,” ALL THAT REMAINS frontman Phil Labonte says. “This week we hit a milestone in ATR's career with 100,000 copies sold! We have been working towards this goal for a long time. I think Hatebreed was the first band that I was actually friends with that broke that number with 'Satisfaction...'. I remember thinking how huge it seemed and it still seems enormous, especially in today’s musical climate. Thank you to everyone who picked up the disc, who told their friends, who sent us love on MySpace, who posts on our message board, who started fan sites, and everyone who came out to shows to hang out and support ATR. We are gonna hit a few new places this year and lots of places we've been before. So come out, say what's up, and get into it!”

    Released last July, The Fall of Ideals garnered ALL THAT REMAINS serious praise from the press. Metal bible Kerrang said the album, “bears all the hallmarks of a classic…the musicianship is stunning…ruthlessly precise and powerful”, while the band’s hometown paper, Springfield, Mass.’ The Republican, referred to the album as “potent…a wild ride, one that’s metal to the core without abandoning musical virtuosity and a keen sense of melody.”

    Since ALL THAT REMAINS’ first album was released in 2002, the band has grown in leaps and bounds in every arena. They’ve gone from playing opening slots to headlining and selling out their very own tour this year and playing major rock festivals domestically and abroad - Ozzfest, Sounds of the Underground, Wacken: Open Air. The first single from The Fall of Ideals, “This Calling” could be heard all over the country on hard rock stations and the corresponding video could be seen on MTV and Fuse. The song also appeared in the major motion picture, “Saw 3.” “Six,” another track from the album is featured in the hit video game, “Guitar Hero 2.” ALL THAT REMAINS’ presence on MySpace.com has increased significantly – their number of friends has more than quadrupled in the past year alone.

    ALL THAT REMAINS will soon experience another first: the release of a live concert DVD in October. The DVD will feature live performances from the band’s recent show at Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, as well as from their upcoming show in Baltimore at The Recher Theatre on July 12. ATR fans will also be treated to tons of bonus goodies on the new DVD, including behind the scenes footage, band and fan interviews, a live photo slideshow and all of the band’s videos.

    In other ALL THAT REMAINS news, July will find the hard-working band filming a video for the third single from The Fall of Ideals, “Not Alone”, in between tour dates. Director Soren will handle the shoot, having already produced videos for Unearth and Light This City. After a handful of domestic tour dates (including a special appearance on the Sounds of the Underground tour), the band heads to Mexico and then Europe through August, where they will pay several major festivals including the Wacken: Open Air Festival in Germany.

    Fan pages on MySpace from across the world have started sprouting on the social networking site, including sites from Japan, Germany, Mexico, and the United States.

    ALL THAT REMAINS on tour:

    JULY
    12 Baltimore, MD Recher Theater
    14 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom (Sounds of the Underground)
    26 Mexico City, MEXICO Hard Rock Live
    27 Monterrey, MEXICO Café Iguana
    28 Torreon, MEXICO Lumen 400
    29 Guadalajara, MEXICO Teatro Estudio Cavaret

    AUGUST
    2 Wacken, GERMANY Wacken Open Air Festival
    3 Fredericia, DENMARK Fredericia HC Fest
    4 Lindesberg, SWEDEN Augustibuller Fest
    5 Oslo, NORWAY Club Maiden
    8 Berlin, GERMANY Kato
    9 Jaromer, CZECH REPUBLIC Brutal Assault
    10 Trier, GERMANY Exhaus
    11 Munster, GERMANY Sputnikhalle
    12 London, ENGLAND The Mean Fiddler

    www.prostheticrecords.com
  • FEAST ETERNAL FINISH RECORDING “WITH FIRE”

    Open Grave Records Recording artist Feast Eternal have completed the recording of, “With Fire”, their follow up to 2000’s, “Prisons of Flesh” (which was reissued in April of 2007 on Open Grave Records).

    The track listing is as follows:
    The Inward Heart
    An Ember in Ashes
    Castigating the Glutton
    Infernus Dictum
    Burning of the good man
    With Fire
    Shadows of the Abyss Pt 2: Enemy of All Flesh
    Blood Forged
    Into the Hands of an Angry God
    A Hymn

    Feast Eternal is currently streaming unmixed clips of the tracks, “With Fire” and “Into the Hands of an Angry God” on their myspace page.

    “With Fire” is set for a September 23rd release date via Open Grave Records.

    http://www.opengraverecords.com

July 6th, 2007
  • UNCLEANSED From Texas Signs With GRINDETHIC RECORDS

    Grindethic Records are proud to announce the signing of brutal death metal band, UNCLEANSED from Texas. The band which features highly talented musicians from bands like CRIMINALLY INSANE, BRACED FOR NAILS, INSIDIOUS DECREPANCY, deliver an frenzied barrage of riffs, technicality and guttural intensity.

    Commented Jon from Grindethic: "I flew out to Barcelona to catch the DEVOURMENT plus VIRAL LOAD tour and, after some very successful talks with the ever prolific Shawn Whitaker, we are extremely happy to announce that we have reached a deal to unleash their debut album!"

    The band's debut full-length album, "Domination Of The Faithful" is expected to be released in fall of 2007 and demo tracks will be available soon. In the meantime, some live clips of the band playing tracks "Domination of the Faithful" and "The Summoning" can be viewed here:

    Click Here
    Click Here

    UNCLEANSED are:

    Jim Case (BRACED FOR NAILS, CRIMINALLY INSANE) - guitar
    Darrell White (SKOURGE) - drums
    Dave Dibello - guitar
    Sherman Clark (CRIMINALLY INSANE) - bass
    Shawn Whitaker (VIRAL LOAD, INSIDIOUS DECREPANCY) - vocals

    In related news, the band will appear at the pre-fest show of the Central Illinois Metalfest on July 19th at the Canopy Club in Urbana, IL. For more information, please visit:

    http://www.uncleansed.com
    http://www.grindethic.co.uk
  • CANNAE hard at work writing fourth record, seek drummer

    Boston thrashers CANNAE are currently hard at work on the band's fourth album, the follow-up to 2005's Gold Becomes Sacrifice. The band is currently looking for a full-time, permanent drummer. Interested parties should be able to play through the entirety of Gold Becomes Sacrifice and be willing and have the means to tour. Shane, CANNAE's bassist, can be reached directly at [email protected].

    Taking a heavier and more thrash-oriented approach on Gold Becomes Sacrifice, the album features guest solos by guitar legend James Murphy and album producer Jason Suecof and saw the band tour with the likes of God Forbid, Sworn Enemy, Hell Withn, I Killed The Prom Queen and Manntis, as well as appear at 2006's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.

    www.prostheticrecords.com
  • TAPPING THE VEIN in Mixing Mode!

    World Management would like to announce that the Tapping The Vein will be mixing their upcoming release, for Nuclear Blast, with Neil Kernon, at RaxTrax in Chicago, IL starting July 14th 2007. "We're very excited to be working with Neil on this. Time and time again, on tour, we were told we sound much better live. I'd have to agree the band is heavier and more powerful live. I think we were able to capture that this time around with Neil,” says drummer Eric Fisher. “TTV took a new approach to the writing of this album and I am really pleased with the result. I think we've managed to streamline and ‘pump it up,’ so to speak, without sacrificing any of the emotional impact that we insist on," added vocalist Heather Thompson.

    Look for a 4th quarter 2007 release worldwide. The band and management are currently looking for touring and packaging ideas for late in the year and early 2008. Please contact [email protected] with any ideas.
  • Matt Mc Chesney is not leaving HELL WITHIN!

    To set the record straight Matt Mc Chesney is not leaving HELL WITHIN. Matt is helping THE AUTUMN OFFERING (Victory Records) out in a bad situation. He is only recording an album for the THE AUTUMN OFFERING. They have no singer and they need to get a record done. It was wrong of the band to post "formerly of Hell Within"; he is not formerly of HELL WITHIN, Matt is in HELL WITHIN. HELL WITHIN is Matt's main band and THE AUTUMN OFFERING is a side project.

    HELL WITHIN will be touring with Matt on an East Coast run that is shaping up for August in support of their new record "Shadows Of Vanity". HELL WITHIN is not looking for another vocalist. HELL WITHIN with Matt as the lead man will see you soon.

    SHADOWS OF VANITY
    OUT NOW ON LIFEFORCE RECORDS

    1. Shadows Of Vanity
    2. My Exit In Red
    3. Lay Down Your Arms
    4. The Spiral
    5. In The Absence Of Fire
    6. Between The Dead And The Deceived
    7. For The Taking
    8. Merciless
    9. A Silent Prayer For The Haunted

    Check our website for more info and tour dates!
  • SOULIDIUM RELEASE CHILDREN OF CHAOS
    JUNE 19 ON KNIGHTVISION/ADRENALINE MUSIC

    Under the glamorized night life that Miami is known for, exists another underground and dark world. Melodically flowing with next level songwriting, this creative rock coven infuses cool visuals and dark elements that are making fans flock to their unique sound and image appeal. SOULIDIUM embodies not just a band, but a whole new movement of rock. The dark overtones, eccentric rock videos, gothic art, and strong presence that SOULIDIUM brings make for an addicting strong new combination.

    SOULIDIUM, led by Singer/Songwriter/Producer, Michael McKnight and with the aid of a popular social networking site, found guitarist AJ Maldonado and Eric Beausoleil. Drummer Danny Cayocca, a star drum line instructor relocated from Springfield, Mo, and guitarist Jake Jaden, who jumped at the challenge of switching his instrument in only one week, exceeded all of the band's expectations.

    CHILDREN OF CHAOS, produced by Danny Bernini (Blondie, Notorious B.I.G., P. Diddy), Michael McKnight and Bonnie Milner (Vocal Production) will be in-stores on June 19 on McKnight's ADA distributed imprint KnightVision via Adrenaline Music Group.

    SOULIDIUM's strengths come from their diverse approach to their music. Songs like the first single "The Light", speaks of being rescued from the darkness of loneliness. "Live Forever" is about breaking through to a new plane of existence. "Waiting" deals with the human emotion, and common struggle that we all share and with orchestral strings by GRAMMY® Award winning arranger Jeff Bova, the ever powerful "About You", make it evident that SOULIDIUM is, indeed, a band on its way to "The Big Time."

    SOULIDIUM takes you on a journey that stimulates the musical and artistic cravings of fans in a whole new way. Incorporating an intimate visual experience both on their website and through their powerful live shows, this band is bringing a new and powerful element to the scene. Come and discover your new addiction.. SOULIDIUM.

    CHILDREN OF CHAOS
    IN-STORES JUNE 19TH
    www.soulidium.com
    www.myspace.com/soulidium
  • Black Light Burns Dates

    Dates subject to change without notice

    Jul 6 2007 Jaxx Springfield, Virginia
    Jul 7 2007 Jesters Fayetville, North Carolina
    Jul 8 2007 Monkey Bar Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
    Jul 10 2007 Amos Southend Charlotte, North Carolina
    Jul 12 2007 Gramercy Theater New York, New York
    Jul 14 2007 Chameleon Landcaster, Pennsylvania
    Jul 17 2007 The ICON Buffalo, New York
    Jul 18 2007 Webster Theater Hartford, Connecticut
    Jul 21 2007 Cayuga County Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York
    Aug 5 2007 Band Camp Madison, Wisconsin
  • ALL THAT REMAINS frontman discusses latest album from Canada

    Massachusetts' ALL THAT REMAINS recently wrapped up the band's brief stint in Canada with Protest The Hero, where frontman Phil Labonte sat down with Pure Grain Audio.com to discuss the band's latest record, 'The Fall of Ideals,' as well as the singer's musical background, writing styles and more. Here are a few excerpts:

    Tell us a little bit about this new record and the progression from This Darkened Heart to The Fall of Ideals.

    Phil: When you listen to this record and the last record, you can hear similarities, but it definitely doesn’t sound like we’re just putting out the last record again. I think any artist strives to make music that doesn’t sound like anything else. I’m not saying that we don’t want to have people say, “Well this part reminds me of this,” because I think it’s cool and influences come from everywhere. With this record there is a lot of inspiration but it’s not from your typical sources, because we all listen to a lot of different styles of music. I listen to country music and a lot of garbage pop. I’m not a James Hetfield and want to go ahead and turn our band into a country band and our new album definitely isn’t country, but it’s just there’s a lot of good music out there. That stuff just fits right in.

    So you were the headbanger in high school with long hair and a Suffocation t-shirt?

    Phil: I did have long hair and I did own more than 1 Suffocation t-shirt. [laughs] In fact when I met Frank Mullen from Suffocation I got a little bit fan boyish. I’ll see him at shows and stuff and he’ll say, “Hey what’s going on?” and I’ll get like “Awww shucks...” I’m a big fan of his and think that he’s a phenomenal death metal vocalist.

    You wrote the majority of material on This Darkened Heart yourself. Has the writing process changed any with this release?

    Phil: A lot of this record was written by Olie, who probably wrote about 70% of this record. Then he would bring it to us and we’d work the rest of it as a band. It was very much a collaboration when it came to putting everything together. We’d put the songs into a computer and them move them around and chop them up a bit. With this record while we were writing, we had a lot of things happen on the business side where we went and got new management. That’s the stuff that I’ve always had a hand in and on the last record, even though I wrote the majority of the material, but it was still a collaboration. This time it wasn’t that I was relinquishing control, but it was just that I didn’t have as much time to write. A lot of the stuff that was written had been written months previous over the course of touring behind This Darkened Heart.

    To read the entire review, visit PureGrainAudio.com.

    Currently supporting the band's latest album, 'The Fall of Ideals,' ALL THAT REMAINS announced they will record the band's July 12 show in Maryland for the band's forthcoming debut DVD. The band will also appear on the July 14 Sounds of the Underground date before heading to Mexico for the first time before departing again for Europe, which includes a performance at the prestigious Wacken: Open-Air festival.

    ALL THAT REMAINS on tour
    7/12 Baltimore, MD - Recher Theater (DVD shoot)
    7/14 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom Outside (Sounds of the Underground)

    (Mexican tour)
    7/26 Mexico City, MEX – Hard Rock Live
    7/27 Monterrey, MEX – Café Iguana
    7/28 Torreon, MEX – Lumen 400
    7/29 Guadalajara, MEX – Teatro Estudio Cavaret

    (European tour)
    8/02 Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open-Air Festival
    8/03 Fredericia, Denmark – Fredericia HC Fest
    8/04 Lindesberg, Sweden – Augustibuller Fest
    8/05 Oslo, Norway – Club Maiden
    8/08 Berlin, Germany – Kato (with Misery Speaks, As We Fight, The Sorrow)
    8/09 Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault
    8/10 Trier, Germany – Exhaus (with Misery Speaks, As We Fight, The Sorrow)
    8/11 Munster, Germany - Sputnikhalle
    8/12 London, UK –Meanfiddler, Astoria (Chaos Fest)

    www.prostheticrecords.com
  • HEAVY ARTILLERY ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR SPEED KILLS…AGAIN

    Inspired by the legendary 1980’s compilation series which showcased some of the era’s heaviest hitters such as Metallica, Venom, Slayer, Celtic Frost, Possessed etc., SPEED KILLS… AGAIN stands as a tribute to the past as well as a testament to the return of true heavy metal and thrash that is currently exploding worldwide.

    SPEED KILLS…AGAIN offers up twelve tracks of 100% old-school metal from six of the foremost up and coming purveyors of thrash worldwide including Los Angeles based MERCILESS DEATH, Italian thrashers HATRED, Las Vegas head bangers AVENGER OF BLOOD, Sweden’s speed metal kings ENFORCER, Massachusetts based thrash torchbearers TOXIC HOLOCAUST and Los Angeles shredders WARBRINGER. Heralding the return of thrash metal-SPEED KILLS…AGAIN

    Record collectors will also be happy to know that SPEED KILLS…AGAIN will be getting the deluxe vinyl treatment which includes a bonus vinyl 7 inch featuring three exclusive tracks not available on the CD. Limited to 500 copies altogether, the first 200 copies will also be numbered, on colored vinyl and include a promotional pin set. See the label’s myspace profile at http://www.myspace.com/heavyartillerymetal for more info.
  • HEAVEN AND HELL, ROB ZOMBIE, QUEENSRŸCHE: Florida Date Announced

    Ticketmaster.com has released the second date for the upcoming HEAVEN AND HELL U.S. tour, featuring ROB ZOMBIE and QUEENSRŸCHE in the support slots (as BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported on June 1). So far the following shows have been announced:

    Sep. 09 - Tweeter Center - Mansfield, MA
    Sep. 14 - St. Pete Times Forum - Tampa, FL

    ***IMPORTANT: It should be noted that neither of the above-listed concerts has been officially confirmed by HEAVEN AND HELL or any of the other bands that are rumored to be involved.
  • Zombies of Unmaker announce new line-up

    The "zombies" of the death/thrash metal band UNMAKER announced that the bassist Zabka left their hunt for fresh meat. Recently he played his "farewell show" in Metalzone Festival. With this change the line-up is now being formed by Clark (vocals), Ariel (guitars), Rafael (guitars) and Diego (drums).

    Meanwhile, their first EP, Rape Reality is receiving great response from the press, with three maximum scores in reviews of All The Bangers, WarMetal.org and Whiplash!, the biggest rock/metal website in South America.

    Samples of the EP are available in the band's website www.unmaker.net and MySpace, www.myspace.com/unmaker-----

    Unmaker
    Death/Thrash Metal
    www.unmaker.net
  • MEMORY GARDEN, THE PROWLERS Confirmed For Scandinavian Leg Of KING DIAMOND Tour.

    MEMORY GARDEN and THE PROWLERS have been confirmed for the Scandinavian leg of the KING DIAMOND European tour starting in Aarhus, Denmark on October 17. Danish metallers MANTICORA and Sweden's LOCH VOSTOK will provide support on the continental European part of the tour beginning in Warsaw, Poland on November 6.

    KING DIAMOND confirmed European dates so far:

    Oct. 17 - Voxhall - Aarhus, Denmark
    Oct. 19 - KB - Malm€ |ö, Sweden
    Oct. 20 - Amager Bio - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Oct. 23 - Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
    Oct. 24 - Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
    Oct. 26 - Teatria - Oulu, Finland
    Oct. 27 - Pekkahoune - Tampere, Finland
    Oct. 29 - Klubben - Stockholm, Sweden
    Oct. 31 - Arenan - Gothenborg, Sweden
    Nov. 02 - Metal Massacre III - Link€ |öping, Sweden
    Nov. 03 - Betong Screamfest - Oslo, Norway
    Nov. 06 - Stodola Club - Warsaw, Poland
    Nov. 07 - Club Studio - Krakow, Poland
    Nov. 09 - Retro Music Hall - Prague, Czech Republic
    Nov. 10 - Masters Of Rock Cafe - Zlin, Czech Republic
    Nov. 21 - Alcatrazz - Milan, Italy

    More dates will be announced soon.
  • MAXIMUM ROCK FESTIVAL / Open Air

    10-12th August 2007 / Cluj-Napoca / Romania

    www.promusicprod.ro/mrfest

    Jape from To/Die/For (Finland) regardind the Maximum Rock Festival:
    http://www.promusicprod.ro/mrfest/category/to-die-for/

    OVERKILL / U.S.A.
    U.D.O. / Gemany
    GRAVE DIGGER / Germany
    TO/DIE/FOR / Finland
    ORPHANED LAND / Israel
    IRON MAIDNEM (IRON MAIDEN tribute) / Hungary
    INNER WISH / Greece
    EMERALD SUN / Greece
    URKRAFT / Danmark
    BURNING POINT / Finland

    THE COLD EXISTENCE / Sweden
    VOICES OF SILENCE / Romania
    PSYCHO SYMPHONY / Romania
    INDIAN FALL / Romania
    Dirty Shirt / Romania

    Tickets:
    Even if there are more bands to be announced, the organizers of Maximum Rock Festival 2007 have decided the prices of the tickets for the three days:

    Until 1st August 2007:

    Day I (10th August): 17 Euro

    Day II (11th August): 17 Euro

    Day III (12th August): 10 Euro

    For 3 Days (10th-12th August): 37 Euro

    From 1st August to 12th August 2007

    Day I (10th August): 22 Euro

    Day II (11th August):): 22 Euro

    Day III (12th August 11 Euro

    For 3 Days (10th-12th August): 40 Euro

    Camping for free!!!
    More info and rezervations at: [email protected]

    The tickets sales will start on 10th June!!!

    Maximum Rock Festival is the only festival which has as purpose to draw attention on the danger of drugs consume.

July 5th, 2007
  • THIRDMOON: Details of the new album!

    The new album of the Austrians around mastermind Wolfgang Rotbauer going to be published by Maintain Records this Fall shall be titled "Dimorphic Cynosure". The recording has been completed and the studio is busy with giving the ultimate touch to the mixing of the final production. Wolfgang himself announces the new Output as follows: "In any case it shall become the most agressive and at the same time the most melancholy Album Thirdmoons, ... textwise and musically my most emotional Album." To report back in good style and manner after a longer interruption of the Band`s creative activity the Album shall come out in limited number as Digipack. The idea derives from Wolfgang himself being a great fan of Digipacks while intending to combine same with extraordinary art work. The Digi shall reach the normal sales out lets, but shall be available only from the Band directly, from the Label and through selected Mailorders and Distribution Partners. More details in this regard as well as the exact release date of "Dimorphic Cynosure" are not yet out.

    So, keep your eyes and ears open!

    LINKS:
    www.thirdmoon.at
    www.maintainrecords.com
  • YAKUZA schedules release date for Transmutations

    Chicago's forward-thinking YAKUZA have confirmed the release date for the band's recently completed full-length, 'Transmutations,' due out August 7 through Prosthetic Records. A listening party will take in the band's hometown July 31 at The Liar's Club, details will be confirmed shortly.

    "Exploration, experimentation, riding the line between the familiar and the foreign; the essential elements for YAKUZA have already been established,” frontman Bruce Lamont says about the band's sound. “We are not interested in creating music that’s not easily definable. Our roots are firmly planted in metal - yes, but like life, the sounds here are not cut and dry. At times this record can be uplifting, cruel, celebratory and just downright fuckin’ mean."

    Utilizing producer and established multi-instrumentalist Sanford Parker (Rwake, Pelican, Minsk) for the recording of Transmutations, YAKUZA couldn’t be happier with the album’s end sound: “Sanford was great to work with,” Lamont says. “We really feel he has refined his craft over the past half a dozen recordings he's done. He’s known the band for a long time and helped with our last release, so he is already aware of our studio tendencies. With him the process felt almost effortless.”

    YAKUZA began demoing new material on February 28 at Semifour Studios in the band's hometown. 'Transmutations' was produced by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Minsk, Rwake), who made a guest appearance on the band's last release, 'Samsara'.

    YAKUZA on tour
    6/16 Blue Island, IL – Kelly’s Irish Pub
    7/31 Chicago, IL – The Liar’s Club (Transmutations listening party)
  • SKELETONWITCH offers in-studio update

    Cleveland-based thrashers SKELETONWITCH have offered up an in-studio update: "Most shreddingly, we are in the studio recording our new record 'Beyond the Permafrost' at Karma Studios. Things are are moving along well and we're enjoying working with Cory Smoot (Gwar, Municipal Waste). The record is scheduled to be released in mid-September. We also have posted new dates for our upcoming tour with Withered. You can view the dates on our MySpace page and also in the July and August issues of Decibel magazine. Our drummer, Mullet Chad, did the art for the ad in decibel. You can check out more of his work at http://myspace.com/apocalypsenau. Also, we are happy to announce that a version of 'Beyond the Permafrost' from the 'Worship the Witch' EP will be on the upcoming Sounds of the Underground Tour Sampler CD. Fuck yeah!"

    Currently recording with Cory Smoot for the bulk of June, SKELETONWITCH will hit the road with Withered in July, having just wrapped up a few weeks of touring with Weedeater in May. The band's debut full-length on Prosthetic Records will hit stores September 18. Keeping busy already this year, after signing with Prosthetic in February, SKELETONWITCH has already played with the likes of Goatwhore, Nachtmystium and Weedeater among others, as well as making the band's debut performance at this spring's New England Metal and Hardcore festival.

    SKELETONWITCH on tour
    6/30 Covington, KY – Madison Theater (The Anthem Project Festival)
    7/12 Louisville, KY – The Pour Haus

    (Decibel presents Withered and Skeletonwitch)
    7/13 Nashville, TN – The Exit In
    7/14 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
    7/15 Fayetteville, AR – The Dart Room
    7/16 St. Louis, MO – Cruisin 66
    7/17 Cincinnati, OH – Otto’s
    7/18 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
    7/19 Indianapolis, IN – Secret Location
    7/20 Columbus, OH – Ravari Room
    7/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
    7/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Khyber
    7/23 Boston, MA – Baseball Tavern
    7/24 New York, NY – The Knitting Factory
    7/25 Richmond, VA – Alley Katz
    7/26 Wilmington, NC – Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
    7/27 Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
    7/28 Savannah, GA – The Jinx

    www.prostheticrecords.com
  • EXCLUSIVE NILE SINGLE AVAILABLE FROM NUCLEAR BLAST EUROPE

    NILE's three-track single will be available for exclusive download at Nuclear Blast's European Music Shop on June 22nd at the following link: click here

    Tracklisting for the single is as follows:

    1. Papyrus Containing The Spell To Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Water (2:57)
    2. Laying Fire Upon Apep (Rehearsal Track) (3:32)
    3. Drum Session Video Clip (16:50)

    Engineered by Bob Moore and produced by Neil Kernon (Cannibal Corpse, Nevermore, Deicide), Ithyphallic, NILE's fifth studio album, will be released in North America on July 17th and in Europe on July 20th. NILE are confirmed artists for Ozzfest 2007's Second Stage and will be headlining off-date shows with Chthonic and Daath.

    "Papyrus Containing The Spell To Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Water" has been available for streaming exclusively at www.Ozzfest.com since June 6th. Fans are encouraged to register on the site and login to post their comments.

    To view complete summer tour dates, visit www.NILE-CATACOMBS.net and www.myspace.com/NILECATACOMBS

July 1st, 2007
  • NIGHTWISH new tourdates announced!

    NIGHTWISH, who announced the identity of their new singer (ANETTE OLZON) recently, have also announced new tourdates!

    NIGHTWISH (W/ PARADISE LOST) (USA / CAN dates)

    06.10.2007 TEL AVIV - Hangar 11 (IL)
    15.10.2007 SPRINGFIELD, VA - Jaxx (US)
    16.10.2007 PHILADELPHIA, PA - Trocadero Theatre (US)
    18.10.2007 NEW YORK, NY - Nokia Theatre (US)
    20.10.2007 WORCESTER, MA - Palladium (US)
    21.10.2007 MONTREAL, QC - Metropolis (CA)
    23.10.2007 TORONTO, ON - The Docks (CA)
    24.10.2007 CLEVELAND, OH - Peabody´s (US)
    26.10.2007 DETROIT, MI - Harpos Concert Theatre (US)
    27.10.2007 CHICAGO, IL - House Of Blues (US)
    28.10.2007 MINNEAPOLIS, MN - First Avenue (US)
    31.10.2007 SEATTLE, WA - Showbox (US)
    01.11.2007 PORTLAND, OR - Roseland Theatre (US)
    02.11.2007 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Slims (US)
    04.11.2007 LOS ANGELES, CA - House Of Blues (US)
    06.11.2007 ANAHEIM, CA - House Of Blues (US)
    07.11.2007 PHOENIX, AZ - Marquee Theatre (US)
    08.11.2007 ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Sunshine Theatre (US)
    10.11.2007 SAN ANTONIO, TX - White Rabbit (US)
    11.11.2007 DALLAS, TX - The Palladium (US)
    12.11.2007 HOUSTON, TX - Meridian (US)
    14.11.2007 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - Cultura Room (US)
    15.11.2007 ORLANDO, FL - House Of Blues (US)
    17.11.2007 ATLANTA, GA - Masquerade (US)
    28.11.2007 KOPENHAGEN - KB Hallen (DK)
    30.11.2007 GöTEBORG - Lisbergshallen (SE)
    01.12.2007 OSLO - Sentrum Scene (NO)
    02.12.2007 OSLO - Sentrum Scene (NO)
    04.12.2007 STOCKHOLM - Arenan (SE)
    05.12.2007 UMEA - Skycom Arena (SE)
  • CLAWFINGER want you to shoot their video!

    CLAWFINGER are searching for creative film students to invent a concept for their next video. The video will be shot for the song "Little Baby", a very critical track about child abuse, which will also appear in a charity background. If you feel you could be the right person to apply for that, send an e-mail to the below mentioned address. We will supply you with an mp3-file of the song then.

    Send your concept for a blue screen shooting then, until the 20th July 2007, to Nuclear Blast – "Clawfinger-clip" – Oeschstr. 40 – 73072 Donzdorf – Germany, or via mail to [email protected]. The best idea will be chosen by the band and the winner will be able to shoot the video.
  • Nuclear Blast 20 years festival news!

    NUCLEAR BLAST has joined forces with Last.fm! Head over to this location where you can check out who's planning to attend, add yourself to the list, and - if you make it back - showcase your pix of the carnage afterwards. Beside that, check out the festival page, www.nuclearblast-festival.de, for all latest news!
  • EKTOMORF to co-headline sziget festival

    Hungary´s Tribal Thrashers No.1, EKTOMORF, will co-headline the Hammer Stage of the Sziget Festival in Hungary (August 8th till 15th) with the Brazilian legends SOULFLY! EKTOMORF released their last output "Outcast" in October 2006.
  • ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET - the monster has a name!

    The wait is over. Our swedish thrashin’ Death´n´Rollers ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET have announced the winner of the "Name The Monster"-Competition.

    Fans from all over the world got the possibility to propose a name for the monster that is featured on the frontcovers of both ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET albums, "21st Century Killing Machine" and "Error In Evolution". The main price is the guitar that singer Johan Lindstrand (ex-THE CROWN) used to compose most of the songs that were featured on their debut. Here´s a statement directly from the ARMY:

    "Hey there! The moment you´ve all been waiting for is here! We got 450 names to chose from but there can be only one. The grand price goes to Roberto Ketter, Santiago, Chile. He has chosen the name "General Grim" for us. That´s a heavy name that definitely fits the whole concept. Thank you very much Roberto. You will get the BIG guitar package sent to you within the next days.Congratulations!! The ARMY says HAIL! HAIL! HAIL!

    The 2nd price goes to Stijn Verjans, Bilzen, Belgium. The 3rd price goes to Erik Lindbom, Trollhättan, Sweden! Both of you chose some real cool names and will get some really cool prices sent to you shortly. Other than that we will send some special stuff for the next 7 spots. Keep your hopes high ´cause maybe YOU will be one of the lucky ones.

    Anyway, this shit is now over and we wanna thank all 400 of you that participated in finding us a good name for our baby. Thanks and cheers to you all. See you all on the summer festivals!"

    ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET have released their latest effort "Error In Evolution" in March 2007.
  • MARAZENE: Sophomore Album In The Works

    MARAZENE: 'A Dozen Songs In Development' For Album Two

    Chicago based Machine / Metalists MARAZENE will head back into the studio for the month of June and July to commence working on a sophomore effort.

    "Pre-production on our second album actually began in January before our Spring tour with MUSHROOMHEAD," multi-instrumentalist and co-founder DieTrich Thrall commented. "Nikk and I have about a dozen songs in development and we have a pretty good idea of where we want to take Marazene on round two. It's been a crazy ride for the past twelve months and we're anxious to get in the studio and squeeze out a pile of Machine Metal before we head back out on the road in the Fall."

    "We're at the one year mark for 'MachiNation' and we're happy with the reception by friends, fans, and critics alike to both the album and the live show but we're still looking ahead," multi-instrumentalist and co-founder Nikk Skum offered. "We've got a fairly light schedule for June and July and we expect to be on the road from August through November and then back into the studio for however long it takes to make a record that will just totally blow away the first one."

    No release date for a second album has been given.

    MARAZENE self released their debut album, 'MachiNation', on 06.06.06 and completed two National tours with Megaforce Records MUSHROOMHEAD and Pure Records DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY as well as dozens of Midwestern regional tour dates in support, all under the banner '100% DIY'.

    MARAZENE are currently set to co-headline the 'Resurrection of Rock' in Fort Dodge, IA on June 30th at the Larmar Ballroom.
  • Magic Circle Festival Campground Information

    MANOWAR and Magic Circle Music are overwhelmed by the incredible response from the announcement of the Magic Circle Festival in Bad Arolsen on July 7th. In a sincere effort to try to do everything possible to make your festival a success we are reading all of your e-mail requests. So in response to one of the most important questions.

    We are happy to announce that our massive campground will be opened from Thursday July 5, 2007 just minutes away from the festival ground.

    Our mega campground will also have a sufficient number of shower containers and toilets that can be easily accessed via several streets, so that the arrival and departure can happen without long delays.

    Also in an effort to make life a little easier and to assist in any last minute needs a mobile supermarket will be built on the campground where most everyday necessities can be purchased.

    In addition to the headliners MANOWAR the festival line-up includes famous GAMMA RAY with Ex-Helloween singer and guitarist Kai Hansen, the creator of German power-metal movement, as well the American-British-German all-star-group MESSIAH'S KISS featuring Ex-RIOT singer Mike Tirelli.

    We are also proud to announce the participation of such notable metal-big-shots as MAJESTY, who in the true spirit of MANOWAR have committed themselves to true heavy metal, the US group HOLYHELL featuring the breathtaking lead-singer Maria Breon, ex-MANOWAR drummer Rhino and Joe "The Shredlord" Stump who received truly euphoric reactions on the recent MANOWAR tour, the great DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, who will also present their new studio album and the Hamburg based STORMWARRIOR, whose set list will also include early Helloween classics featuring Kai Hansen, and to round things out we have just added the Russian metal legends GALAXY.

    For further questions regarding the campground and the use thereof please check out the "FAQ" section.
    http://www.magiccirclefestival.com/
  • MANOWAR reveals cover of Gods Of War Live

    MANOWAR's upcoming double live album, "Gods Of War Live" will be released on July 6, 2007. This over-two-hour-long manifestation of pure power will feature the entire set list of the just-completed leg of the "Demons, Dragons and Warriors Tour 2007" including songs like "The Oath", "Mountain", "Warriors Of The World", "The Gods Made Heavy Metal" and songs from the new chart-topping album "Gods Of War".

    "Gods Of War Live" is available for pre-sale TODAY at http://www.manowar.com/ and it will also be available at the Magic Circle Festival in Bad Arolsen, Germany on July 7th, 2007. For more information: http://www.magiccirclefestival.com/
  • TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL 2007

    Moonspell added to the roster

    The tenth annual Tuska Open Air Metal Ferstival in Kaisaniemi, Helsinki, Finland on 29.6.-1.7. has confimed Moonspell for the upcoming festival. The Portuguese masters of atmosphere will appear on the main stage on Sunday 1.7.

    There is one more act to be announced on a later date to complete the 207 line-up.

    The current line-up for Tuska 2007:

    Friday 29.6.
    Children Of Bodom
    Immortal (NOR)
    DragonForce (UK)
    Hatesphere (DEN)
    Katatonia (SWE)
    Turisas
    Imperia (NL/FIN)
    Maj Karma
    Moonsorrow
    Scent Of Flesh

    Saturday 30.6.
    Emperor (NOR)
    Isis (USA)
    W.A.S.P. (USA)
    Pain (SWE)
    Misery Index (USA)
    Thunderstone
    Brother Firetribe
    Legion Of The Damned (NL)
    Before The Dawn
    45 Degree Woman
    Insomnium
    Profane Omen
    Nicole

    Sunday 1.7.
    Blind Guardian (GER)
    Moonspell (POR)
    D’espairsRay (JPN)
    Finntroll
    Mercenary (DEN)
    Vader (POL)
    Naildown
    Sturm Und Drang

    Tickets for Tuska 2007 are now sale on through www.tiketti.fi and www.lippupalvelu.fi. Tuska-Festival 2007 is an all ages event. Ticket prices 38e one-day ticket each and 75e three-day ticket.

    Additional info:

    www.tuska-festival.fi
  • SONATA ARCTICA enter the german album charts on # 35

    Finnish melodic metallers enter the german album charts with their new masterpiece called "Unia" (finnish for "Dreams") on # 35!

    Check out the new webpage design of SONATA ARCTICA at www.sonataarctica.info
  • AMORPHIS european tour in november

    On occasion of the release of their marvelous new album "Silent Waters" (in stores: August 31st 2007), AMORPHIS will embark on a European tour in November to present the new songs live on stage!

    The first leg of the "Silent Waters" European Tour will take AMORPHIS to Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Norway and Sweden before the band returns to Finland for a concert at Nosturi in Helsinki. The first of the all in all 16 shows will be in Hannover, Germany, on November 13th.
    Metal Hammer presents:

    AMORPHIS – Silent Waters European Tour
    special guests: Swallow The Sun, Insomnium

    13.11. Musikzentrum, Hannover (DE)
    14.11. Zeche Carl, Essen (DE)
    15.11. Columbia Club, Berlin (DE)
    16.11. Alte Spinnerei, Glauchau (DE)
    17.11. Club Vaudeville, Lindau (DE)
    18.11. Z7, Pratteln (CH)
    20.11. Roxy, Saarbrücken (DE)
    21.11. Metropolis, München (DE)
    22.11. Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg (DE)
    23.11. Helling, Utrecht (NL)
    24.11. Dordrecht Bibelot (NL)
    25.11. Biebob, Vosselaar (BE)
    27.11. Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg (SE)
    28.11. Rockefeller, Olso (NO)
    29.11. Klubben, Stockholm (SE)
    01.12. Nosturi, Helsinki (FI)
  • KATAKLYSM update on future activities!

    KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono offers an update on future activities:

    "First off, I want to sincerely thank everyone involved with The Invaluable Darkness Tour we just completed with our friends DIMMU. We would like to thank them for treating us like brothers and to all their crew for helping us out when we needed it. This new friendship is forged in blood! Thanks also to Devildriver whom we shared a bus with and developed a new friendship. Last but not least, the dudes in Unearth, all cool people. This tour was a triumph for us in all senses, especially to be able to play for our fans on a bigger package, who proved to us everyday that all the blood and sweat wasn't for nothing. The words of encouragement from our fans mean EVERYTHING. We're gonna finish writing a new album, titled Prevail, this summer, because we know how important this one will be for our fans, and "prevail" is exactly what we want to do with this album. It has to be as perfect as we can make it. If it doesn't bring the goosebumps, it ain't coming out right. Guitarist J-F Dagenais will produce and engineer the album as always. The album will be mixed by another producer wich we will announce shortly, the album is schedualed for an april 2008 release . In the m eantime, we have two more tours planned this year: late summer or early fall in North America and in Europe in October with Behemoth and Aborted. A big thank you to all our supporters worldwide. We won't disappoint - you know how we roll!"
  • IRREVERENCE: Many important confirmations

    Important confirmations for IRREVERENCE, thrash metal combo from Milan. The band has been confirmed at METAL CAMP 2007, metal meeting in Tolmin (SL) that will be held from JULY 16th till JULY 22nd 2007 and that will see big acts as MOTORHEAD, BLIND GUARDIAN, SODOM, KREATOR, THE EXPLOITED and many more on-stage. It will deal with the second presence at the slovenian festival, after the appearance in 2005.

    You can support band’s presence at the festival buying tickets for the event with SPECIAL LOWER PRICES through the form on the official website of the band. Also available MC07 SPECIAL PACKAGES, containing official merchandise of the festival and ticket at easy prices

    - The second summer appointment is settled for JUNE 23rd in CALDES (TN) where will take place the 8th Edition of SUN VALLEY IN ROCK Open Air Festival. The band will be on stage together with GRAVEWORM, SLOWMOTION APOCALYPSE, WARMONGER and many more

    - The last prestigious confirmation for the milanese band comes from METALFEST URI, metal happening that has reached its third edition. It will be held on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st 2007 at TRANSILVANIA LIVE in ERSTFELD (SWITZERLAND) and will see the partecipation of bands like ENTOMBED, CATARACT and more.

    BAND INFO:
    IRREVERENCE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
  • Zombies of UNMAKER announce new line-up

    - The "zombies" of the death/thrash metal band UNMAKER announced that the bassist Zabka left their hunt for fresh meat. Recently he played his "farewell show" in Metalzone Festival. With this change the line-up is now being formed by Clark (vocals), Ariel (guitars), Rafael (guitars) and Diego (drums).

    Even without a permanent bassist, Unmaker will play on 16h of June, in Vooadera Festival II, having Henrique Joner as guest bassist.

    Meanwhile, their first EP, Rape Reality is receiving great response from the press, with three maximum scores in reviews of All The Bangers, WarMetal.org and Whiplash!, the biggest rock/metal website in South America.

    Samples of the EP are available in the band's website www.unmaker.net and MySpace, www.myspace.com/unmaker

    www.unmaker.net
  • ALL THAT REMAINS to shoot DVD footage in Baltimore

    Massachusetts' ALL THAT REMAINS has announced that the band will film an upcoming live performance for inclusion on the band's forthcoming DVD release. Tentatively scheduled for release later this year, ALL THAT REMAINS has been compiling footage for inclusion since the band's 2004 release, 'This Darkened Heart,' including a previous performance in Philadelphia earlier this year. The as-yet-untitled DVD is scheduled for a fall release through Prosthetic Records.

    "As everyone knows we shot footage for a DVD," frontman Phil Labonte said. "Unfortunately, some of the audio files were corrupted so we have to shoot again. I know, this is getting stupid, but we don't want to put out some sub par, crappy DVD. Most of you guys 'n gals have been with us for a long time and waiting almost as long for the DVD. We are working hard to make sure if you plunk down 20 bucks, you get what you pay for: A full live show and enough extras to give you a sense of who we are. With that being said I'm gonna announce there is going to be another ALL THAT REMAINS DVD shoot Thursday, July 12th at The Recher Theater in Towson, MD; other acts TBA. This also will also stand as a makeup show for the Baltimore date we missed on the Bullet For My Valentine tour. So come on out, again. Get into it!"

    Currently supporting the band's latest album, 'The Fall of Ideals,' ALL THAT REMAINS has already toured Europe twice for the record and just recently completed headlining dates, support dates for Bullet For My Valentine and a brief Canadian run with Protest The Hero. Additionally, the band appeared on Ozzfest 2006 and touring Stateside with DragonForce and Killswitch Engage among others. Now, the band will appear on the July 14 Sounds of the Underground date before heading to Mexico for the first time before departing again for Europe, which includes a performance at the prestigious Wacken: Open-Air festival.

    "We got home last Monday from Canada, from the Tour And Loathing tour with Protest The Hero," Labonte said. "What a great fucking time. After all the crap with the van and missing shows, the last week and a half were AMAZING! To everyone who came out and supported ATR: THANK YOU! We love playing up there for you guys!"

    ALL THAT REMAINS on tour
    7/12 Baltimore, MD - Recher Theater
    7/14 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom Outside (Sounds of the Underground)

    (Mexican tour)
    7/26 Mexico City, MEX – Hard Rock Live
    7/27 Monterrey, MEX – Café Iguana
    7/28 Torreon, MEX – Lumen 400
    7/29 Guadalajara, MEX – Teatro Estudio Cavaret

    (European tour)
    8/02 Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open-Air Festival
    8/03 Fredericia, Denmark – Fredericia HC Fest
    8/04 Lindesberg, Sweden – Augustibuller Fest
    8/05 Oslo, Norway – Club Maiden
    8/08 Berlin, Germany – Kato (with Misery Speaks, As We Fight, The Sorrow)
    8/09 Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault
    8/10 Trier, Germany – Exhaus (with Misery Speaks, As We Fight, The Sorrow)
    8/11 Munster, Germany - Sputnikhalle
    8/12 London, UK –Meanfiddler, Astoria (Chaos Fest)

    www.prostheticrecords.com
  • LION'S SHARE confirmed for Germany's MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL with MANOWAR, GAMMA RAY etc on July 7 in Bad Arolsen, Germany.

    LION'S SHARE's video for the song "The Edge of the Razor" has been posted at YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9f2kNnuQF4

    The track, which features a guest solo from ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, comes off the Swedish melodic metal band's long-awaited comeback album, "Emotional Coma", due on June 15 via AFM Records.

    Official site: www.lionsshare.org