|July 31st, 2007
- New grenadier joins the ranks of Loits
Release of the new album brought along a switch of guitarists. Once
again, Gates has left the band, this time for good. Thus Loits has had
some pretty busy times; in addition to promotional work, all free mornings
and nights have been spent in rehearsals. Our new comrade Lauri Kuriks
hails from the drag-race-thrash-metal band Nitrous. Loits’s performance
at Hard Rock Laager 2007, introducing the new guitarist, effectively
proved that we are again ready for battle, possibly more powerful than
ever. If in doubt, have a reassuring look-see here:
“Must album” is continuously available:
or visit our netstore: http://www.loits.org/store/
- Florida Death Metal Machine Malevolent Creation have uploaded a new
track"Deliver My Enemy" from they're upcoming 10th full length
release entitled "DOOMSDAY X" on they're myspace page at www.myspace.com/malevolentcreation
The band is currently putting together tours for the US,Europe and South
America and Mexico and will continue to stay busy touring for this new
album for as long as possible."DOOMSDAY X" contains 12 brand
new tracks of relentless Death Metal and features the classic line up
Brett Hoffmann - vocals
Phil Fasciana - guitars
Jon Rubin - guitars
Dave Culross - drums
Jason Blachowicz - bass
Release date for "DOOMSDAY X" is July 17th in North America
through Nuclear Blast Records and in Europe on August 24th through Massacre
Records in a licencing agreement with Nuclear Blast Records in Europe.
- Non-Divine drummer Ruben Viets decided to call it a day and has been
replaced by multi-talented musician Vincento Amatngali.
Vincento was already a Non-Divine insider as a pyro-technician and made
his first Non-Divine drumsample a while ago for the new song “Head
Down”. Vincento already successfully played a Non-Divine headlining
show, the SABATON and AFTER FOREVER supports and a festival. The band
is very pleased having Vincento as a new band-member.
Press partners can find their brand new downloadable presskit, including
new band pictures here.
More details about the band can be found at their
- MEGADETH: First Fall U.S. Tour Dates Released
The first dates have been announced for MEGADETH's fall 2007 U.S. tour.
They are as follows:
Sep. 04 - William a Egan Civic and Convention Center - Anchorage, AK
Sep. 12 - Grove of Anaheim - Anaheim, CA
Sep. 29 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH
Oct. 04 - House of Blues - Orlando, FL
Oct. 05 - House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
More dates will be released soon.
MEGADETH's "United Abominations" CD has sold 101,000 copies
in the United States since its mid-May release, according to Nielsen
- LEAVES' EYES will tour USA and Canada together with KING DIAMOND,
KREATOR and CELLADOR in March, April and May 2008.
Liv Kristine: "This will be our fourth tour in Northamerica and
we`re really looking forward to another great adventure, joining KING
DIAMOND, KREATOR and CELLADOR on the road. It's fantastic, this tour
will give us the opportunity to play in front of new audiences in places
we haven`t visited before. At this point of time we will hopefully be
able to present new material of our upcoming album which is supposed
to be released in 2008." Alex Krull: "That's a really awesome
package! I have been listening to the music of KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL
FATE from the beginning and I find it very inspiring. And of course
I know KING DIAMOND from the time when I was working for his European
record company years ago. We've known Mille and KREATOR for many years;
it will be fun to go on tour together, mates! It's crazy, this tour
will take place in almost 10 months and the dates are already booked
and announced. We are looking forward to meet all our friends &
fans from the US and Canada again!"
Here are the first dates, tour-updates will follow:
22.03.2008 USA - Ft. Lauderdale, FL / Culture Room
23.03.2008 USA - Lake Buena Vista, FL / House of Blues
25.03.2008 USA - North Myrtle Beach, SC / House of Blues
26.03.2008 USA - Atlanta, GA / The Masquerade
28.03.2008 USA - Charlotte, NC / Tremont Music Hall
29.03.2008 USA - West Springfield, VA / Jaxx
30.03.2008 USA - Philadelphia, PA / The Trocadero
01.04.2008 USA - New York City, NY / B.B.King Blues Club
02.04.2008 USA - New York City, NY / B.B.King Blues Club
04.04.2008 USA - Poughkeepsie, NY / The Chance Theater
05.04.2008 USA - Worcester, MA / The Palladium
06.04.2008 CAN - Montreal, QU / Medley
07.04.2008 CAN - Quebec City, QC / Imperial
09.04.2008 CAN - Toronto, ON / The Opera House
10.04.2008 USA - Cleveland, OH / Peabody's
11.04.2008 USA - Detroit, MI / Harpo's
12.04.2008 USA - Mokena, IL / The Pearl Room
13.04.2008 USA - Sauget, IL / Pop's
15.04.2008 USA - St.Paul, MN / Station 4
16.04.2008 CAN - Winnipeg, MB / Garrick Centre
18.04.2008 CAN - Edmonton, AL / Starlite Room
19.04.2008 CAN - Calgary, AL / McEwan Hall Ballroom
21.04.2008 CAN - Vancouver, AL / Croation Cultural Centre
22.04.2008 USA - Seattle, WA / El Corazon
23.04.2008 USA - Portland, OR / Roseland Theater
25.04.2008 USA - San Francisco, CA / Filmore
26.04.2008 USA - West Hollywood, CA / House of Blues
27.04.2008 USA - Anaheim, CA / House of Blues
28.04.2008 USA - Las Vegas, NV / House of Blues
30.04.2008 USA - San Diego, CA / House of Blues
01.05.2008 USA - Tempe, AZ / Marquee Theatre
02.05.2008 USA - Tucson, AZ / Rlalto Theatre
03.05.2008 USA - Albuquerque, NM / Sunshine Theater
04.05.2008 USA - Denver, CO / Ogden Theater
06.05.2008 USA - Tulsa, OK / Cain's Ballroom
07.05.2008 USA - Dallas, TX / House of Blues
08.05.2008 USA - Houston, TX / Meridian
09.05.2008 USA - New Orleans, LA / House of Blues
10.05.2008 USA - San Antonio, TX / White Rabbit
Tickets for all shows except March 26 in Atlanta will go onsale at noon
local time on June 7 and will be onsale exclusively through www.enterthevault.com
till Aug 5 , 2007 at which point they are to be set to go onsale through
normal ticketing systems. Tickets for Atlanta on March 26 go onsale
through normal ticket systems on June 7.
Purchase a ticket on www.enterthevault.com for the KING DIAMOND, KREATOR,
LEAVES' EYES and CELLADOR-tour between June 7 and August 5 , 2007 and
be automaticallly entered to win 2 free tickets to an upcoming show
in your area. WInners will be notified via email on August 6 , 2007.
- CANDLEMASS Schedules U.K. Dates
Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have scheduled two exclusive
gigs in the U.K. in September:
Sep. 11- Leeds, UK @ Rio's
Sep. 12 - London, UK @ Dingwalls
- Somberlain announces new guitarist
Soon to release the new album, the brazilian death metal band SOMBERLAIN
announces a new guitarist, Luiz Araújo. Luiz, also a member of
Insanity Dawn, already recorded the guitar solos of Sick ArtWork album,
which should be released in August.
Soon the band will reveal details about the release and the reasons
for its delay. Meanwhile Somberlain posted online a video of the guitarist
playing the solo of "Elements from Within", one of the new
The video, as the band's virtual single "Would You?" are available
on MySpace at www.myspace.com/somberlainband
- GREAT WHITE: MORE SUMMER SHOW DATES
“BACK TO THE RHYTHM” DUE OUT LATE SUMMER ON SHRAPNEL RECORDS
HOLYYWOOD (July 3, 2007) –2007 marks GREAT WHITES 25th Anniversary,
so original members Jack Russell (vocals), Mark Kendall (lead Guitar),
Audie Desbrow (drums), Michael Lardie (Guitar/keyboards) and Sean McNabb
(bass) have been in studio the last few months writing and recording.
“Back To The Rhythm” is being mixed, produced, and engineered
by band member Michael Lardie while collectively all are adding their
sounds to the mix. “The new songs sound fresh to me, very GREAT
WHITE, but with an approach of what we sound like in a live performance
situation,” explains Michael Lardie. “Kendall and I are
having fun channeling our Stones roots and playing off each other in
the Richards/Woods tradition.”
With it being their anniversary year and a new album in tow, GREAT WHITE
is once again ready to rock all summer long. The band will hit the road
for summer shows Nation wide to support their new album “Back
To The Rhythm” [Shrapnel Records] as well as slam out all their
greatest hits the fans know and love.
SHOW DATES (many more to come):
08/04/07 - Boneyard Saloon Ampitheater - Sturgis ND
08/11/07 - Chevrolet Centre - Yongstown OH
08/13/07 - Seacrets - Ocean City MD
08/16/07 - DTE Music Theatre - Clarkston MI
08/24/07 - Clay Peak Motorcycle Park - Payette ID
08/25/07 - West Gate Plaza - Glendale AZ
09/08/07 - Gaslight Tavern - Ellsworth WI
10/04/07 - Feather Falls Casino - Oroville CA
Shrapnel Records plans to release the newest album at the end of August
2007. For more information go to www.mistabone.com.
- THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: BEGIN WORK ON NEW ALBUM
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN has entered the studio to begin work on their
brand new, full-length album.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are teamed with long-time engineer Steve Evetts
at Omen Room Studios in Los Angeles, CA to begin tracking songs. The
band will remain in LA through July to complete work on the record.
The drum tracks were recorded at Sonikwire Studios by Gil Sharone (STOLEN
BABIES, PUSCIFER). A Fall '07 release date is expected via Relapse Records.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN has posted a number of video teasers leading
up to their time in the studio, including snip-its of the writing process,
their high-speed cross-country travels to the studio, and a Soprano's-esque
montage, that all can be viewed at this location.
Updated THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN news and tour information will be
made available at the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com,
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN website: www.DILLINGERESCAPEPLAN.com
and MySpace: www.myspace.com/DILLINGERESCAPEPLAN.
|July 30th, 2007
- CHIMAIRA european tourdate massacre!
CHIMAIRA have already played a couple of festival shows in europe and
some UK club dates as well and tonight, the 6-headed monster from Cleveland,
Ohio will perform together with LAMB OF GOD in Berlin, Columbiahalle!
If you have not seen this band playing live before, you better run to
their next concert! Performing their new songs from the current album
"Resurrection", the band punches in your face with a killer
and intense live performance! Check all upcoming tourdates HERE!
- DEATHSTARS win golden god award + new video online!
Swedish DEATHSTARS again have blown their competition clean out of the
water and walked away from the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards with
the award for "Best Newcomer". Whiplasher and Skinny attended
the awards ceremony in london last Monday, June 11th, to collect the
prize. A huge thank you to all of the fans who voted for DEATHSTARS!
DEATHSTARS are also proud to announce the release of their latest video,
"Virtue To Vice"! "Virtue To Vice" is the third
video from their album "Termination Bliss" and this latest
addition is one of the most visually stunning yet! Check it out on the
official DEATHSTARS website www.deathstars.net
or at the following locations:
- LIQUIDO recording new album
The band is currently working on their new album at the "Stehende
Welle" studios in Berlin, but an album title has not been decided
yet. LIQUIDO are finishing the vocals within the next days and will
start mixing the album end of June. 15 new songs and one re-recorded
older track from earlier days will be on the new record.
Here you go with some working titles – "Easy", "Pop
the Bottle", "Way to Mars", "Drop your pants"
and "Gameboy" – just to name a few! How many finally
make it on the finished album is not clear yet and how the new songs
gonna sound like is also not that easy to describe. The band has been
influenced this time by NewWave, Disco, Static Rock, Electronic and
of course Alternative College Sound… Stay tuned for more information!
23.06.2007 CH Nuvilly - Festival
24.06.2007 A Wien - Donauinselfest
06.07.2007 A Kitzbühel - Festival
14.07.2007 D Hoyerswerda - Prinzenparty
04.08.2007 A Berndorf - Festival
11.08.2007 D Böhmenkirch - Crossover Festival
18.08.2007 D Dresden - Stadtfest
01.09.2007 D Karlsruhe - Rockshop Party
02.09.2007 D Karst - Stadtfest
08.09.2007 D Ingolstadt - Open Flair
15.09.2007 D Halle - Prinzenparty
22.09.2007 A Gänserndorf - Rescue me 2007
- TODAY IS THE DAY Headlines SuperNova Records North American Tour
Pioneering metal/noise/rock band Today Is The Day returns to the road
to headline the SuperNova Records North American Tour in September and
Featuring four SuperNova Records artists -- Today Is The Day, Defcon
4, Christine, and Taipan -- the coast-to-coast tour coincides with the
release of "Axis Of Eden", Today Is The Day's first new studio
album in 3 years, due out on Sept 18 on SuperNova Records. The tour
and the album both feature new Today Is The Day drummer, Derek Roddy
SuperNova Records was founded in 2006 by Today Is The Day frontman (and
veteran producer, whose production credits include Lamb Of God and Converge),
SuperNova Records North American Tour
w/ Today Is The Day, Defcon 4, Christine, Taipan:
13 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East
14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
15 - Allentown, PA @ The Sterling Hotel
16 - Toronto, ON @ Metal Bar
17 - Bowling Green, OH @ Howard's Club
18 - Chicago, IL @ The Note
19 - St Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
20 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
21 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
23 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
24 - Portland, OR @ Mt Tabor Legacy
25 - Oakland, CA @ Uptown Nightclub
26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
27 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
29 - El Paso, TX @ Zeppelin's
30 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
1 - Houston, TX @ Walter's On Washington
3 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
4 - Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
5 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
6 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
7 - Nashville, TN @ The Exit In
- Work on a new AXEMASTER CD has begun!!!!!!!!!
We're happy to let everyone know that the writing for AXEMASTER's long
awaited new full length CD tentatively titled "The Second Coming"
has been completed and the recording will start soon. It will be a long
process as there are 15 songs and everyone involved want to take the
time to make sure everything comes out kick ass! The songwriting, musicianship,
and recording of this release will be better than anything the band
has previously done, a fitting comeback effort from a project that never
strayed from their metal roots! Three of the songs that will be re-recorded
and included on the CD can be found on the AXEMASTER Myspace page at
You can also hear an advance demo recording of one additional song at
Other featured tracks are "Sea of Rage", "Trapped",
Remember that "Blessing in the Skies", the re-release of the
band's debut album from 1987 on CD, is available at http://burning-star.net/store/index.php?cPath=26.
The new mastering, graphics, and video has created a modern gem from
the classic era! You can hear some tracks from the CD at www.myspace.com/jsguitar.
Other great metal can be found at www.burning-star.net
- With the massive new full-length Serpent Saints about to erupt forth
on July 31
The career accomplishments of three-time Swedish Grammy Award nominated
Entombed are more than extensive. Pioneering the early European death
metal sound, the band has consistently delivered recordings always one
ahead of their peers. Now with Serpent Saints long time fans will find
an invigorated and streamlined quartet ready to carve yet another notch
in already impressive career.
Serpent Saints closes a now four year gap; the album following the 2004
special 2xCD reissue of the band’s highly regarded Inferno album
(originally released by Koch then reissued by Candlelight in 2004).
The album presents the band continuing to expand their signature sound
as they embrace ten brand new songs. With European dates already booked
the band look to return to the US for the first time since 2004 in late
fall/early winter 2008. Even with the first glimpse via the widely-respected
and now collected early Nihilist material (special demo album available
now from Candlelight), listeners and now decade-long fans knew early
on that Entombed was to go far. Since their formation, giving rise to
the classic “Swedish death metal” sound, the recently inducted
Decibel Magazine’s “Hall of Fame” band have consistently
upped the ante on each and every album, often adding unexpected curves
along the way.
Fans have come to respect the band’s experimentation and with
the arrival of Serpent Saints fans will again find quality metal and
unique presentations from a band that so many respect and so few can
1. Serpent Saints 2. Masters of Death 3. Amok 4. Thy Kingdom Coma 5.
When in Sodom 6. In The Blood 7. Ministry
8. The Dead, The Dying and The Dying to be Dead 9. Warfare Plague Famine
Death 10. Love Song For Lucifer
L-G Petrov – Vocals | Nico Elgstrand – Bass | Olle Dahlstedt
– Drums | Alex Hellid – Guitars
- TEXTURES line-up change
TEXTURES have posted this news on their website about a developing line-up
"Due to personal reasons, our bass player Dennis has decided to
leave the band and focus on his personal life for a while. We're surely
going to miss him! We wish him tons of luck in all his future endeavors
and thank him for all these years of fun, crazy heavy music and crushing
the stage with us.
We're currently in the process of finding a new bass player; Michel
'MuD' Quak will temporarily replace Dennis during the upcoming Cynic
show and UK Tour. We'll keep you posted."
They continue to update their fans with the upcoming album plans
"In September we will continue writing our new album, which we
hope to start recording in November. We set our minds to a 2008 Spring
release, of course followed by a big number of new shows to support
the new material. We can't wait to crush you all with new songs!"
Check out TEXTURES merchandise at the webstore: http://www.texturesband.com
- THE MINOR TIMES hits stores, streaming e-card available
Pennsylvania's hardcore stalwarts THE MINOR TIMES have uploaded an e-card
for the band's brand new album, 'Summer of Wolves,' hit stores June
26 through Prosthetic Records. The e-card features the album in its
entirety and showcases the record's artwork. Click here
to check it out.
In other THE MINOR TIMES news: "Relapse records is going to be
releasing a limited edition 7" with us and our friends Rosetta,"
the band says. "The record will feature two brand new tracks from
us not available anywhere else. If you're not familiar with Rosetta,
head over to their page,
those guys are incredible. Needless to say, we're pretty floored to
have a record coming out on Prosthetic and a 7" on Relapse with
a great band."
In addition, THE MINOR TIMES recently parted ways with guitarist Lou
Millinghausen on good terms. "Lou has been playing with us for
some time now and was instrumental in the song writing process for 'Summer
of Wolves," the band previously said. "We love the guy to
death and will miss him a lot. Instead of searching for a replacement,
we've simply decided that Tim will now handle all the guitar duties
in the band. We have been practicing with this arrangement for over
a month now and feel very comfortable with the idea of presenting it
everywhere this entire summer. We've got a ton of shows coming up followed
by four weeks of tour with our good friends Engineer."
The release of 'Summer of Wolves,' is the follow-up to 'Making Enemies,'
which saw a 2004 release via Level Plane Records and was re-released
in 2005 through Prosthetic Records. Producer Vince Ratti (Bury Your
Dead, A Life Once Lost) returned again to record the record with the
band to record the new record last winter and will be mastered by Alan
Douches (Shadows Fall, Converge).
- HIRAX: European Tour Dates Announced
Reactivated Los Angeles-based thrashers HIRAX have announced the following
fall European live dates (venue details to follow):
Sep. 20 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sep. 21 - Dokkem, Netherlands
Sep. 22 - Wattrelos, France
Sep. 23 - Biebob Belgien
Sep. 24 - Köln, Germany
Sep. 25 - Berlin, Germany
Sep. 26 - Nürnberg, Germany
Sep. 27 - Lebach, Germany
Sep. 28 - Uster, Switzerland
Sep. 29 - Lörach, Germany
Poland's Selfmadegod Records released the five-song mini-album from
HIRAX, entitled "Assassins of War", in March.
Recorded at Shiva Industries in Santa Ana, CA with producer John Haddad,
the mini-album was released in the United States via HIRAX's own label
Black Devil Records and Deep Six Records.
"The artwork for both the CD and the 12" vinyl version is
incredible," vocalist Katon W. De Pena said. "Jeff Gaither
did the artwork. He has drawn album covers for the legendary punk/hardcore
band THE ACCUSED, along with many others. HIRAX is some of his best
work for sure."
- KING DIAMOND Guitarist WEAD Launches PROBULATOR
Swedish guitarist Mike Wead (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) has launched
a brand new project called PROBULATOR. Joining Wead in the new band
is vocalist Mouth from the Swedish black/thrash metal act NATTAS. No
further information is currently available.
Wead co-produced NATTAS' latest album, "Inde Deus Abest",
which came out earlier in the year.
- KING DIAMOND: European Tour Postponed
KING DIAMOND's management has issued the following statement:
"Most regretfully we have been forced to postpone the KING DIAMOND
Europe tour, scheduled for the fall of '07. King has, over the past
month and a half, been suffering from severe pain in his back, and following
several visits to doctors, specialists and most recently an MRI scan;
he has been diagnosed a herniated disc in the spine, and prescribed
absolute rest for several months. Failure to follow the doctors orders
will cause irreparable damage to his spine, and for obvious reasons,
there is no way he can go on tour and perform, with all the travel and
physical activities this would include. We expect King to recover fully
after a prolonged period of rest, and we are determined to reschedule
the tour dates, not cancel the tour. Further details of the re-schedule
of the Europe tour will be given at www.covenworldwide.org
as soon as possible. Since we will need some time to reschedule; tickets
already purchased will be refunded the way this is usually done. The
U.S. tour will not be affected by this. All should be well by early
- Akashic's guitarist posts video of South American Guitar Masters
Marcos De Ros, guitarist of the progressive metal band AKASHIC, toured
in Argentina in May, playing 15 shows with the guitarist Pablo Soler.
In the shows each guitarist played with "backing tracks" of
a CD for almost 50 minutes, having a local guitarist to make the opening
show and in the end the three musicians made a jam session.
Marcos posted in YouTube a sample of this tour in a video of a jam with
Pablo Soler. The video is available through the following link www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn32QNrDvoI
Now back in Brazil Marcos returned to Akashic' activities, recently
playing in Radar show, of the TVE-RS tv channel, promoting the band'
second cd, A Brand New Day, and the video clip made for the song "Dove",
which is available through the band's MySpace page at www.myspace.com/akashicrock
- DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS’ recording the new album. Pictures and
tour-report from Devilish Impressions / MARDUK tour online. New reviews
and interviews posted. Devilish Impressions to support DEICIDE, IMMOLATION
and lots more at Metal Heads Mission Open Air Festival.
It’s been 1 month and a half since Devilish Impressions have entered
studio in order to record the new album. This time the band decided
to visit Studio X (Vesania) where all the drums’ and guitars’
tracks have already been laid. Synthesizers and additional samplers
/ effects have also been recently recorded at home studio of Asgaard’s
synth player - Flumen. Vocals and mix were meant to be done with Arkadiusz
Malczewski at Hendrix Studio (Behemoth) but due to several reasons it’s
being realized at Studio X. The whole material will be then mastered
by Andy Classen at famous Stage One Studio in Germany (Rotting Christ,
Belphegor, Sinister, Legion Of The Damned etc.)!!! The new opus will
be entitled “DIABOLICANOS – Act III: Armageddon” and
shall be out in autumn this year!!!
Check out the band’s website to see lots of pictures from MARDUK
/ DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS “Sword In The East Tour 2007”.
Devilish Impressions have been confirmed for Metal Heads Mission Open
Air Fest in Ukraine where the band will play along with Deicide, Immolation,
Suffocation, Vader and Benediction amongst others.
New “Plurima Mortis Imago” reviews online:
2nd part of a long interview with the band appeared in “7 Gates
of Hell” magazine. There are also new interviews available online:
Keep visiting our sites to see further news regarding “DIABOLICANOS”
- ALL THAT REMAINS CONFIRMED FOR LOUD PARK 2007
Massachusetts' ALL THAT REMAINS have officially been confirmed for Japan's
Loud Park 2007 festival. Appearing on the prestigious festival's second
day, ALL THAT REMAINS joins the bill alongside Heaven and Hell, Marilyn
Manson, Blind Guardian, Saxon and As I Lay Dying among others. This
marks the first time ALL THAT REMAINS will appear in Japan, while the
band will hit Mexico for the first time as well in late July.
"We are heading to JAPAN!" frontman Phil Labonte says. "This
year, the organizers of the Loud Park 2007 Festival have invited ATR
to be a part of the fest. So later this fall, ATR is gonna head across
the mighty pacific and deliver some live ATR insanity. We are excited
more than I can tell you, we have some friends in Japan and hope to
make even more. Get ready Japan, and get into it!"
Joe's Podhole recently posted an interview with Labonte from last summer's
Ozzfest 2006, featuring hilarious clips from Labonte, Unearth's Slo
and Strapping Young Lad's Devin Townsend, which is available for download
or podcasting here.
Recently surpassing the 100,000 sales mark domestically, ALL THAT REMAINS
recently announced 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
and the United
ALL THAT REMAINS on 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,
8/09 Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault
8/10 Trier, Germany – Exhaus (with Misery Speaks, As We Fight,
8/11 Munster, Germany - Sputnikhalle
8/12 London, UK –Meanfiddler, Astoria (Chaos Fest)
9/15 Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
10/21 Tokyo, Japan - Saitama Super Arena (Loud Park 2007)
- Everwood: “The Raven’s Nest” OUT NOW !!
We are glad to announce that the long awaited second album of EVERWOOD
is just released!!
Visit our shop to order it online !!
"The Raven's Nest" comes in deluxe digipack format and extra
multimedia section is included for your pleasure!!
Progressive metal at its best !
- NEW SIGNING: THE URBAN TALES Sign with BSR
We are more than happy to announce you that we have included another
amazing act in our roster. The Urban Tales from Portugal is a fine piece
of atmospheric metal / gothic rock. Be assured that you will feel the
force behind this act once you check out their amazing videos. Their
debut album “Diary Of A No” will come into two different
editions, the second one being a limited with an additional bonus DVD.
Stay tuned for more cool info from them…
- NEW SIGNING: FALLEN WITHIN
We are very happy to announce the signing of another excellent newcomer
from Greece, The FALLEN WITHIN. This Athenian act is cool combo of melodic
death metal / atmospheric metal. Check them out!!!!!
- KINETIC: Video Shooting + NEW Official Website
During Rockwave’s dyne, KINETIC shot a new video clip for the
forthcoming "Corrosion" CD. The video was shot at the famous
Texas Club of Athens and was made for the track "Venturing Hi And
Low" and hopefully will be included as bonus material in the new
CD. Go to www.youtube.com/kineticgr
and find some shoots from video’s filming.
...And finally after enouph waiting, check the NEW official band site,
full updated with a new exciting look. Check www.kinetic.gr
- NEW SIGNING: NATION BEYOND
We are more than proud to announce the signing of Nation Beyond. This
amazing band really blow us away with their debut album that soon all
of you will be able to listen through Burning Star Records.
For more information on this amazing concept album check the band’s
profile… more info about the concept will be released in due time!
So stay tuned!
- ART OF SIMPLICITY: New Guitarist Announced
Finally we have some good news to announce! After talking and/or rehearsing
with almost 15 guitarists, we ultimately found someone who loves our
music, and on the also, we also love his musicality, and his playing
style!! His name is Theodore Kalantzakos! Although he has never played
for any major group, he has made many live performances. He is a student
of the rock and flamenco guitarist, musician, writer and tutor Ioannis
Anastassakis, and have won the 2nd place at the Volos Electric Guitar
Competition. He has also completed the RGT London College of Music,
and at the time he prepares for the London College of Music Guitar Teacher
Diploma. You can check him out on his myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/theodorekalantzakos
- LIGHT THIS CITY offers update from the road
Bay Area thrashers LIGHT THIS CITY are currently on the road, headlining
the Thrash and Burn Tour, alongside labelmates THE FUNERAL PYRE. The
bands has offered this update from the road: "The Thrash and Burn
Tour 07 is going amazing! The first week was definitely awesome, and
beyond our expectations. The first five shows were with Cerberus and
Antagonist, who killed it each night. Highlights include Redwood City,
Fresno, and The Chain Reaction! Thanks to everyone who have come out
to the shows so far. Besides the horrible, horrible heat in the desert,
we couldn't be having a better time. We are now with The Funeral Pyre
and Antagonist for the rest of the tour. This tour has been so awesome
because everyone on the tour are pretty much best friends. We have known
these bands for a long time and toured with them before, so we are one
big heavy metal family. We have three new awesome merch designs on this
tour, so if you are planning on coming to any of the shows, prepare
to see some awesome new shirts and hoodies. This is our first tour headlining,
so we sincerely appreciate everyone who has come out to the shows thus
far. See you on the rest of the dates!"
The band continues to support its latest effort, 'Facing The Thousand,'
which saw a fall 2006 release through Prosthetic Records. The band recently
shot a video for the track "The Unwelcome Savior" with director
Soren (Unearth), which can be seen here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=1H4SVRApGhM.
LIGHT THIS CITY on tour
(with Edguy, Into Eternity)
9/11 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
9/12 West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
9/14 Bedford, NH – Mark’s Place
9/15 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theatre
9/16 New York, NY – BB Kings
9/18 Montreal, QBC – Medley
9/19 Quebec City, QBC – Imperial de Quebec
9/20 Toronto, ONT – The Opera House
9/21 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
9/23 Mokena, IL – The Pearl Room
9/24 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
9/27 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
9/28 Portland, OR – Roseland Grill
9/29 San Francisco, CA – Slims
9/30 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
10/02 Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
10/03 Mexicali, CA – The Metro
10/04 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
10/06 Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theatre
10/08 Detroit, MI – I-Rock
- Epicus Records is happy to announce the release date for the debut
solo album from Thomas Chr. Hansen. Thomas is the main man of Norwegian
Power Metallers Gaia Epicus and the album will be released on the 12th
of October 2007.
The album will have 11 songs and 8 of these songs are instrumental songs.
All instruments are played by Thomas except a few small guest parts
with trumpets, flute and female vocals. The music is set to be melodic
Hard Rock / Metal with some progressive elements.
from the recording at myspace
picture - Like a shadow
Album track list:
1.Like a shadow
2.The weird feeling
3.Addicted to speed
6.Behind the crystal sky
7.Inner chaotic stress and turbulence
9.Unleash the chaos
10.Live and learn
11.Tears of sorrow
Catalog number: ER.002
Official Label Website: www.epicusrecords.com
Official Gaia Epicus Website: www.gaia-epicus.com
Official Thomas Chr. H Website: www.thomashansen.info
Official Oceans of time Website: www.oceansoftime.net
- TIAMAT sign with nuclear blast!
Swedish Gothic legend TIAMAT has joined the Nuclear Blast family! The
band, which became famous with masterpieces like "Wildhoney",
"A Deeper Kind Of Slumber" or "Skeleton Skeletron"
will release a new album in February 2008.
- MESHUGGAH german tourdates confirmed
Swedish experimental metallers MESHUGGAH will hit the road together
with The Dillinger Escape Plan mid of November! The brandnew MESHUGGAH
album will probably released in the end of the year!
13.11. D Essen - Zeche Carl
16.11. D Erfurt - Centrum
18.11. D Berlin - Kato
19.11. D Hamburg - Markthalle
22.11. D München - New Backstage
- PROGPOWER EUROPE: ORPHANED LAND replaces Heaven's Cry
Unfortunately Canadian band Heaven's Cry had to cancel their upcoming
European trip, so they will not perform at ProgPower Europe this year.
The band most likely will come back to Europe in 2008. But with ORPHANED
LAND we offer you a decent replacement, those of you who remember their
performance at ProgPower Europe 2005 must agree that we have made an
excellent choice. Besides ProgPower Scandinavia, their return to ProgPower
Europe will be the only gig the band will do in the North-Western part
of Europe this autumn, so be sure not to miss the chance to see ORPHANED
LAND as co-headliner for Alchemist with a show of 1 hrs and 20 minutes.
Day tickets available
Besides weekend tickets (€ 50,-), you now will also be able to
buy your day ticket (€ 27,50) in advance through our website. We
also still have a couple of package deals available, but they are really
limited now so be sure to order in time. Check out the tickets information
page on our website for detailed information.
- W:O:A 2007 - latest Billing / Tickets
All bands confirmed for the W:O:A 2007:
- 1349 - ALL THAT REMAINS - AMORPHIS - ANIMAL ALPHA - BELPHEGOR - BLACK
DAHLIA MURDER - BLACK MAJESTY - BLIND GUARDIAN - BLITZKRIEG - CANNIBAL
CORPSE - CHTHONIC - COMMUNIC - DESTRUCTION + GUESTS - DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN
REITER - DIMENSION ZERO - DIMMU BORGIR - DIR EN GREY - DISILLUSION -
DRONE - ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK - ENSLAVED - FAIR TO MIDLAND - FALCONER -
FASTWAY - FORUM BAND - GRAVE DIGGER - GUTBUCKET - HAGGARD - HATESPHERE
- HEAVEN SHALL BURN - ICED EARTH - IMMORTAL - IN FLAMES - J.B.O. - KAMPFAR
- LACUNA COIL - LETZTE INSTANZ - MAMBO KURT - MAROON - MENNEN - MOONSORROW
- MOONSPELL - MUNICIPAL WASTE - NAPALM DEATH - NARZISS - NEAERA - NORTHER
- PHARAO - POSSESSED - RAGE - ROSE TATTOO - SACRED REICH - SAHG - SAMAEL
- SAXON - SCHANDMAUL - SECRETS OF THE MOON - SODOM + GUESTS - SONIC
SYNDICATE - STORMWARRIOR FEAT. KAI HANSEN - STRATOVARIUS - SUBWAY TO
SALLY - SUIDAKRA - SWALLOW THE SUN - THE ANSWER - THE SORROW - THERION
- TURBONEGRO - TYPE O NEGATIVE - TYR - UNHEILIG - VISION BLEAK - VITAL
REMAINS - VOLBEAT - W:O:A FIREFIGHTERS -
and many more!
More infos about the bands: Billing
/ Bands 2007
72,- Euro plus 7,- ticket fee = 79,- Euro. plus service charge (FULL
METAL SERVICE) 20,- Euro - 3-day-ticket costs incl. all shown services
from above = 99,- (all in)
No One- and Two-Day Tickets in presale!
Ticket link www.metaltix.com
- Kult ov Azazel 2007 update
Writing for the new album has been going well. Since beginning pre-production
back in December, we have the majority of the material written. We will
convene again this week to finish the writing and demo process.
The album's title will be "Destroying the Sacred" and will
include 10 new songs. Two songs have yet to be written, those being
written this week, yet song titles/track listing will be (in no particular
order) Prelude to Holocaust, The Plagues of Mankind, Slaughter the Prophet,
I am the Devil, Sacrilege: Destroying the Sacred, Gutting Religious
Heritage, Conquer & Annihilate and The Lucifer Principal plus a
Possessed cover as a bonus track. This album will complete our 4-album
contract with Arctic Music with a release date planned for early 2008.
Also in the works are preparations for the first official Kult ov Azazel
DVD. Over the next few months we'll be gathering material from The Swarm
of Eternal Blackness 2004 and Hellstorm of Unholy Legions 2005 tours
as well as other one off shows spanning 2003-2006.
Lastly, we are in the process of confirming one live show for Mexico
for this year and a 35 date tour beginning in 2008. Dates will be posted
Our website, www.kultovazazel.com
has also bee updated including interviews with Metalikos and Mortem
Zines along with promo videos for Trampling the Cross, An Eternity with
Satan and Invoking the Infernal Majesty under the media section.
- OBITUARY EXCLUSIVE I-TUNES PROMOTION
Philadelphia: Candlelight Records together with I-Tunes will premiere
the first song from Obituary's upcoming new album Xecutioner's Return
via an advance single. "Evil Ways" will be available for purchase
starting July 31 and for fans will be the first and only advance listen
of the album set to hit North American stores on August 28.
Tampa-based Obituary featuring vocalist John Tardy, guitarist Trevor
Peres, bassist Frank Watkins, drummer Donald Tardy and new guitarist
Ralph Santolla are one of the genre's most respected and successful
bands. Formed in 1985, the quartet have released six critically-acclaimed
albums that have to date sold nearly one million copies in the United
Regarding the band's new cooperation with Candlelight Records Frank
Watkins says, "we are very excited to be part of Candlelight Records.
This will mark a new chapter in death metal history." John Tardy
says, ""we are really looking forward to having a record company
that wants to work with us. We feel rejuvenated and this new album is
gonna be sick!" Donald Tardy adds, ""we couldn't be more
pumped about teaming up with Candlelight. It is an unbelievable feeling
to know that a record company cares about our music as much as we do."
Album art for Xecutioner's Return was created by artist Andreas Marshall.
Marshall has worked with the band for The End Complete and their most
recent record Frozen in Time. The album was produced by the band with
mastering completed at Morrisound Studios in Tampa on June 16.
Obituary will embark on a headline tour of the US on September 11. Tour
details will be announced shortly.
- FALL OF THE LEAFE - "Aerolithe" release date: August 20,
Fall of the Leafe plays guitar driven, progressive atmospheric rock
with a metallic edge. The band reserves the right to blend in any styles
and influences without prior notice. Aerolithe is the 6th album from
this well known Finnish band, who craft very personal, infectious harmonies
in a very Scandinavian metal style. Vocalist Tuomas Tuominen has been
voted as one of the top 3 metal vocalist in Finland, and Aerolithe shows
the band taking a heavier and more straightforward approach than their
previous albums. It was mastered by Svante Forsback at Charmakers, one
of the top studios in Finland.
Evanescent, Everfading (Defiled Records, 1998)
August Wernicke (Icarus Music, 2000)
Fermina (Icarus Music, 2002)
Volvere (Rage of Achilles, 2004)
Volvere + 2bonus CD-digi (Firebox, 2005)
Vantage (Firebox, 2005)
Aerolithe (Firebox, 2007)
- GOTTHARD'S DOMINO EFFECT TO RECEIVE NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE
Nuclear Blast Records is pleased to announce that Domino Effect, the
twelfth studio album by Switzerland's heroes of hard rock GOTTHARD,
will be released in North America on September 18th. Domino Effect will
consist of the following track listing and bonus material:
01. Master Of Illusion
02. Gone Too Far
03. Domino Effect
05. The Call
06. The Oscar Goes To...
07. The Cruiser (Judgement Day)
08. Heal Me
09. Letter To A Friend
10. Tomorrow's Just Begun
11. Come Alive
12. Bad To The Bone
14. Where Is Love When It's Gone
15. Can't Be The "Real Thing"
16. Anytime Anywhere
17. El Traidor
18. Lift U Up
19. Tu Pasión
+ enhanced video clip for "Anytime Anywhere"
Touting eleven Number 1 albums & six Top 10 singles in their career,
GOTTHARD have opened for such reknowned artists as AC/DC, Deep Purple,
Bryan Adams, and Bon Jovi throughout Europe. The band have also had
the honor of performing at the world famous Montreux Jazz Festival,
are two-time winners of their native country's Prix Walo Award, recipients
of Monaco's International Music Award, and have had their music featured
on the soundtrack to the European television series, "Frankie."
The video (Real Player) for the ballad "The Call" can be viewed
at the following location: http://www.nuclearblast.de/band_showa.php?action=video&artist=707
For more information on GOTTHARD, visit www.GOTTHARD.com
- ARSIS DROP OFF THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR
Guitarist & vocalist James Malone regretfully explains why ARSIS
had to drop off the Revolver Magazine-sponsored Summer Slaughter Tour
while supporting their latest release, United In Regret:
"Due to circumstances beyond our control, we've been forced to
drop off the Summer Slaughter Tour. I do apologize to ALL the fans that
missed seeing us. To make a long story short, everything was going great
for us until we reached Sacramento, California. After that show, our
van began to give us trouble - which surprised us since the van had
just been in for repairs twice before the tour even started and we were
sure the problem had been fixed. So we took the van in to the nearest
dealership, were told the problem could be resolved in 3 days, and decided
to wait in Sacramento until the van was fixed. It's now over 2 WEEKS
LATER and the van STILL hasn't been repaired. Unfortunately, it's already
too late for us to rent a vehicle. We've gone broke paying for hotels.
Van rental fees + the cost of gas would have cost us a fortune to catch
up to the tour. Please understand that we made the best decision we
could with the information we were given. Unfortunately, it turns out
we made the wrong decision."
Offers to assist with lodging, gas card gift donation pledges, and general
well-wishes for the band can be left at: www.myspace.com/ARSIS