|June 10th, 2007
- ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY To Tour With W.A.S.P., OBITUARY
ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY has signed with booking agency Artists Worldwide
and is preparing to tour the U.S. with W.A.S.P. from July to September.
A fall U.S. run with OBITUARY is also in the works.
ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY will join LAMB OF GOD on September 2 for a hometown
show in Richmond, VA at Toads.
- TWISTED SISTER To Release 'The Video Years' DVD In June
Big hair, big hits and even bigger riffs – the era of big metal
returns as Rhino presents the DVD debut of hard-to-find and out-of-print
video collections from one of the biggest-selling bands of the '80s:
TWISTED SISTER. The DVD offers a clear digital picture along with Dolby
Digital 5.1 Surround Sound mixes that capture the band at the height
of their popularity. TWISTED SISTER's "The Video Years" will
be available from Rhino on June 26 at all retail outlets and at www.rhino.com.
"2006 marked the 30th anniversary and 9000th live performance of
TWISTED SISTER," says TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French.
"In reaching this historic milestone, it is only fitting that this
DVD, encompassing some of the most legendary videos ever made, finally
will be commercially available. This intense renewed interest in TWISTED
SISTER comes at a time when the band is performing to its greatest audiences
around the world, proving once and for all that not only did the band
help create the MTV era, its shows have become the stuff of legend."
TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider, guitarists Jay Jay French and Eddie
"Fingers" Ojeda, bassist Mark Mendoza and drummer A.J. Pero
€ |'· took the country by storm in 1984 thanks to the band's
breakthrough album, "Stay Hungry" and its follow-up "Come
Out And Play". The band's music videos including the hit "We're
Not Gonna Take It", their first television performance and a legendary
1984 concert performance "Stay Hungry" have been combined
into a single DVD entitled "The Video Years". The DVD also
includes new interviews with the band, actor Mark Metcalf who played
the father and teacher in "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I
Wanna Rock" respectively, Lemmy Kilminster and much more.
DVD track listings:
"The Video Years":
01. It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It)*
02. You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll
03. We're Not Gonna Take It
04. I Wanna Rock
05. The Price
06. Leader Of The Pack
07. Be Chrool To Your Scuel
08. Hot Love
01. The Kids Are Back
02. We're Not Gonna Take It
03. I Wanna Rock
04. Under The Blade
05. The Beast
06. You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll
07. The Price
08. Stay Hungry
09. Burn In Hell
10. S. M. F
DVD Extras include video commentaries for each of their videos with
all five band members and Mark Metcalf, star of "We're Not Gonna
Take It" and "I Wanna Rock".
*TWISTED SISTER's first-ever television performance in 1982.
- MOTÖRHEAD Adds Greek Dates
According to www.metalzone.gr,
MOTÖRHEAD has added two Greek dates to its European summer tour.
The world's loudest rock band will appear in Thessaloniki on June 12
at the Principal Club and in Athens on June 13 at the Fencing Olympic
Complex. Pre-sale for both shows starts on May 8.
MOTÖRHEAD's latest album, "Kiss of Death", entered the
national album charts in the following countries: Germany: #4, Norway:
#9, Sweden: #13, Austria: #20, Switzerland: #26, U.K.: #45, Denmark:
#53. The CD was recorded at the Paramount studios in Los Angeles with
Cameron Webb, who also worked with the group on 2004's "Inferno".
The album includes guest appearances by POISON guitarist C.C. Deville
and ALICE IN CHAINS bassist Mike Inez.
- Metalcamp news
SATYRICON and PAIN confirmed
"Diabolical Now!" is possibly the last thing you'll hear,
before the minions of Hell come over Tolmin and ravage and desecrate
all that's left after the 7 days of Armageddon, normally called Metal
Camp. Yes, finally, Frost and Satyr (along with their touring disciples)
will show that Pentagram burns high and the flames shall be seen as
they spew forth to the mountains. It is the Rite of their Cross and
soon you shall feel the cold touch of Mother Nord as you become their
Fuel for Hatred. A supersonic journey from these masters that have shown
worthy of being highly acclaimed among the others of their kind. Metal
Camp beware - The pentagram burns! The cold touch of annihilation is
The Devil wears many faces, and so does this man. Peter Tagtgren will
again honour the stage of Metalcamp with his presence, this time incarnated
as Pain. Pain has a face - Peter Tagtgren will show it to you. Although
Metalcamp crowds have already become acquainted with many forms of metal,
Pain's distinguishing characteristics will show that there is more than
meets the eye. Conveyor of cold technology, ambassador of dementia,
Pain shall sever the world with its new effort, Psalms of Extinction.
Already claiming its disciples all over the graveyard Earth, the diabolical
form known as Pain is much welcome to open the gates to Hell over Paradise.
The apostle of abhorrence is here and Pain will lead you to his supper.
The last one you shall ever taste...
MOTÖRHEAD CRADLE OF FILTH BLIND GUARDIAN IMMORTAL SEPULTURA SATYRICON
THE EXPLOITED SODOM DORO GRAVE DIGGER THRESHOLD UNLEASHED CONVERGE DISMEMBER
PAIN ENSIFERUM DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DEW-SCENTED GRAVEWORM THE
VISION BLEAK DISILLUSION ELUVEITIE ABORTED ONE MAN ARMY & THE UNDEAD
QUARTET BORN FROM PAIN DEADLOCK VREID KORPIKLAANI SADIST ANIMOSITY PROSPECT
NOCTIFERIA EVENTIDE ARS MORIENDI SARDONIC + many more!
- THE AMERICAN BLACK LUNG TO RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM July 10
It is not often that a band comes along that can be compared to any
number of bands yet embody each of them equally. This is what Tucson’s
The American Black Lung brings to the table. The band’s sound
is part early Black Flag, part Iggy Pop, part The Bronx, and part The
Hellacopters. “An incendiary mix of hardore, hardrock, with a
dollop of garage rock and a sliver of metal thrown in for good measure,”
says All Music Guide. Having recently signed with Laguna Beach’s
Uprising Records, The American Black Lung is poised to release their
sophomore effort Sudden Departure Of Vultures on July 10.
Since forming in 2003, The American Black Lung has toured North America
and Europe numerous times with the likes of MXPX, Further Seems Forever,
and Valient Thor among many others. This summer looks to be no different
as the band will be taking their captivating, sweat-drenched live show
on the road with The Bled and then return to the Warped Tour for the
second year in a row. The American Black Lung came together as a group
of friends looking to pay homage to their music that has influenced
them and molded them into the people they are today. The band is comprised
of Johnny Detroit (guitars), Dusty Rhoads (bass), Easy E (guitars),
W. Moon (drums), and Diamond Rhino shedding on vocals. With the band’s
stock already rising steadily, make no doubt the release of Sudden Departure
Of Vultures will take The American Black Lung to the next level.
For more information on The American Black Lung please visit www.myspace.com/theamericanblacklung
Tracklisting for Sudden Departure Of Vultures:
1. Behold The Mighty Galactus
3. The Skyline Itself Is Alive
4. Call Me Animal
5. They Wept As They Drowned
6. At His Best
7. Doc Bollywood
8. Werewolves By Night
9. Born Of A Broken Man
- WINGER PLAYING WATERSTOCK 2007
JUNE 30TH @ WATER WORKS PARK- DES MOINES, IA
HOLLYWOOD – Platinum recording artist WINGER is playing Waterstock
2007 in Des Moines, IA at Water Works Park. Besides their slew of platinum
hits such as Madalaine, Hungry, Seventeen and more – Winger will
be in support of their first album in over a decade. The founding members
of WINGER, Kip Winger (bass/vocals), Reb Beach (guitar), Rod Morgenstein
(drums), have reunited for their forth record, which is touted as their
finest album ever. WINGER is joined John Roth (guitars/vocals) a WINGER
member since 1993’s “PULL” album and new comer Cenk
Being the first WINGER album in 14 years it’s not what you would
expect. "The new WINGER album" explains Kip, "starts
where "Pull" left off and moves into new directions. It mixes
some classic Hard Rock like VAN HALEN and early WINGER style, progressive
and acoustic elements that may resemble GENESIS, MOTT THE HOOPLE or
All bands confirmed for Waterstock 2007 are Vince Neil, Warrant, Winger,
White Lion, Seven Mary Three, Faster Pussycat, Cold Filtered and Gear
Down. The best outdoor music festival of the year takes place Saturday,
June 30th at Waterworks Park. Tickets are currently on sale through
Iowa Tix for only $27.50. This price is for a limited time only, so
buy early and save. We also have 500 Part Pit Passes. Party Pit Pass
tickets are $40 and get you side stage access, these will go fast.
For more information go to:
- KING DIAMOND To Headline Norway's SCREAMFEST
KING DIAMOND has been confirmed as the headliner of Oslo, Norway's Screamfest,
set to take place on Saturday, November 3. The group's schedule is now
shaping up as follows:
Oct. 17 - Aarhus, Denmark @ Voxhall
Oct. 19 - Malmo, Sweden @ KB
Oct. 20 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Amager Bio *
Oct. 29 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben
Oct. 31 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Tradgarn
Nov. 02 - Linkoping, Sweden @ Koncert & Kongres (Metal Massacre
Nov. 03 - Oslo, Norway @ Betong (Screamfest)
The cover artwork for KING DIAMOND's long-awaited new album, "Give
Me Your Soul ... Please", has been posted online at this location.
Revolver magazine recently reported that KING DIAMOND's new CD was inspired
by a painting called "My Mother's Eyes" which the band's distributor
in Denmark stumbled across while surfing the Net (and which Diamond
has since bought for the new CD cover). The more Diamond looked at the
image of a battered blond girl with blood covering her white dress,
holding out palms affixed with protruding eyeballs, the more it captivated
and inspired him. "I can feel the energy of the front cover in
all the songs we wrote, and it will definitely affect my lyrics,"
KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque recently returned home to Sweden
after "a very heavy and intense mixing session" in Dallas,
Texas with King Diamond on "Give Me Your Soul ... Please".
"It's definitely the best songs and production we've had in years!"
Andy told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "A rollercoaster of atmospheres and
horror is a good way of describing" the new CD.
"Give Me Your Soul ... Please", will be released in North
America on June 26 via Metal Blade Records. Massacre Records will issue
the album in Germany on June 29.
"Give Me Your Soul ... Please" track listing
(songwriting credits included):
01. The Dead (King)
02. Never Ending Hill (Andy)
03. Is Anybody Here? (King)
04. Black of Night (Andy)
05. Mirror, Mirror (King)
06. The Cellar (Andy)
07. Pictures in Red (Andy)
08. Gimme Your Soul (King)
09. The Floating Head (Andy)
10. Cold as Ice (King)
11. Shapes of Black (King)
12. The Girl in The Bloody Dress (King)
13. Moving On (King)
Diamond wrote the music for the new album from December 2005 through
February 2006, then recorded the basic tracks in his basement.
"It classes over anything I've ever done," Diamond beamed.
"The arrangements are more intricate, the production is better,
and for the parts where there are violins, it sounds like we hired the
KING DIAMOND current lineup:
King Diamond - Vocals
Andy La Rocque - Guitar
Mike Wead - Guitar
Hal Patino - Bass
Matt Thompson - Drums
KING DIAMOND in 2005 completed a U.S. tour with NILE, BEHEMOTH and THE
BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. A live CD, "Deadly Lullabyes Live", was
issued in 2004.
- TESTAMENT: Russian Dates Postponed
TESTAMENT's previously announced Russian dates, which were scheduled
to take place in early July, have been postponed. The new dates have
not yet been announced.
TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy, bassist Greg Christian, and guitarists
Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson, alongside ex-DIMMU BORGIR and CRADLE
OF FILTH drummer Nick Barker, have finished writing more than half a
dozen songs for the group's long-awaited follow-up to 1999's "The
Gathering". Tracking is scheduled to begin in June. "Working
hard with Nick on some new ideas and some cool old-school styles [that
are] coming together really killer," Peterson said in a statement.
"It's been a long time coming," Billy added. "This new
album is like a good wine: You throw in the grapes and crush."
- BYZANTINE, ATTACKER Pull Out Of BROOKLYN METALFEST; JASMIN ST. CLAIRE
IS SPECIAL MC.
Jasmin St. Claire, host of the "Metal's Dark Side" DVD and
TV series, has been added as the special MC of the second annual Brooklyn
Metalfest, set to take place Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 at
the Hook in Brooklyn, New York. She will be on hand to announce all
the bands and the results of a guitar gear giveaway, to be held at this
year's event. The giveaway includes a Hartke full stack guitar amplifier,
a Schecter Damien FR guitar, a Coffin Case, a Coffin Blood Drive distortion
pedal, a Hartke tuner, and a Samson USB microphone with Cakewalk Sonar
LE. All in attendance will be allowed to enter to win (winner must be
present at the time of the drawing on Saturday, June 23).
In other news, BYZANTINE and ATTACKER have pulled out of this year's
Brooklyn Metalfest billing:
Friday, June 22:
ROSS THE BOSS
CITIES (featuring AJ Pero of TWISTED SISTER)
VICTIM OF PAIN
ILLUSION OF FATE
NAME YOUR POISON
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 23:
BRAND NEW SIN
ROB CAGGIANO (ANTHRAX)
UNDIVIDED (feat. former members of M.O.D. and
THE LAST ALLIANCE
Doors open at 11:00 a.m. sharp
For more information, visit www.brooklynmetalfest.com.
- HOSTILE INC. finished the recordings of Qiyamat
The melodic death metal band HOSTILE INC. finished the recordings of
their debut, entitled Qiyamat. The recordings were made in Leprechaun
Studio, where they record bass and drums, and in Pro Audio Studio, where
the band recorded vocals, guitars and keyboards.
The album will be released between June and July. Meanwhile Hostile
Inc. posted online the songs "The Universe Outside", "Mechanical
Man" and "Fast Motion". They can be downloaded through
their website, www.hostileinc.net
, or MySpace: www.myspace.com/hostileincband
- TEXTURES announce tour supporting the release of 'Drawing Circles'
out now on Listenable Records!
TEXTURES embark on the landscapes of the United Kingdom for yet another
tour this June.
Preceding their anticipated live date in Brighton for "The Great
Escape" TEXTURES will venture the U.K. once again.
Witness the band live and discover the experience they're so popular
This commanding live machine should not be missed!
TEXTURES with Architect & Ghost of a Thousand
17.05.2007 BRIGHTON (UK), THE GREAT ESCAPE @ Engine Rooms
TEXTURES with Romeo must Die & The Mirimar Disaster
28.06.2007 SOUTHAMPTON (UK) The Joiners
29.06.2007 LUTON (UK) Student Union
30.06.2007 LONDON (UK) The Underworld
01.07.2007 SHEFFIELD (UK) The Corporation
02.07.2007 MANCHESTER (UK) The Music Box
03.07.2007 GLASGOW (UK) The Barfly
04.07.2007 MILTON KEYNES (UK), The Pitz Club
- GERMAN thrash kings KREATOR will headline this year's DAMNATION FESTIVAL.
The metal legends will raise the flag of hate at the UK's premier metal
event with a full slot which will do their impressive back catalogue
justice. They will be joined by US punk metallers AMEN and a triple
bill of black and death metal talent in KATAKLYSM, 1349 and ABORTED.
UK doom will also be showcased in the shape of ORANGE GOBLIN who plan
to plunder the country in support of their Healing Through Fire album.
The stunning haul of diverse acts is just the first batch of the 18
bands who will grace the stage at Damnation Festival, in Leeds Met Uni,
on Saturday October 20.
And Aborted already have their sights on invading a Terrorizer Stage
bill which will include some of the UK's finest homegrown live performers.
Frontman Sven de Caluwé said: "It's been in the pipelines
for way too long and we are glad to announce to our UK fans out there
that we ARE coming over in October on tour and are thrilled to be booked
on the DAMNATION FESTIVAL in Leeds.
"Hopefully we'll see a lot of you guys out there and get pissed!
"This should be a good dose of fun since these will be the first
UK dates with Danny boy. Cheers!"
2007 will top an incredible history that includes The Haunted, Entombed,
Raging Speedhorn, Sikth, Akercocke, Skindred and a farewell show by
hardcore favourites Stampin' Ground.
More top bands and a slew of British talent will be announced over the
coming months for what is set to be the biggest, loudest Damnation Festival
Tickets prices will be kept to 19.50GPB for the first few weeks as a
small thanks to the dedicated fans who have supported Damnation festival
since 2005. In June the ticket price will rise to 22GPB.
Festival spokesman Gavin McInally said: "There's nothing in the
country that will buy you more pleasure for that price, not even in
"To have a band like Kreator - who grace main stages at some of
the world's biggest festivals - play at Damnation is pretty special
and with the likes of Amen coming across for their first UK show in
years, the Jagermeister Stage will be a bill which is second to none.
"As for the Terrorizer Stage, the triple headline bill of Aborted,
1349 and Kataklysm is just the beginning of how ugly and extreme it
is going to get throughout the day.
"It's also great to land Orange Goblin, our fans have been patient
in their wait for some quality doom at Damnation, and we're glad to
"As a thanks for all their support, cheap ‘early bird’
style tickets will be on sale for a month, after that we'll be forced
to bump the prices up a few pounds to stay in business!”
"Our community means everything to this festival and we hope Damnation
Festival 2007 does them proud.
"Genuinely, by the fans, for the fans!" Tickets for Damnation
Festival 2007 will go on sale on Monday, May 14 at 9am.
They will be priced at 19.50GPB until Monday, June 11 and 22GPB thereafter
and will be available through http://www.seetickets.com
And in person at Manchester's Piccadilly Box Office and Liverpool's
Radio City Box Office.
For further information about the event visit:
*Prices are subject to booking fee.
|June 9th, 2007
- WEEDEATER SIGN TO THE 'LORD
A friend of mine asked me…(Weedeater???) YOU DARED??
INDEED!!! WE DARED!
After a long and arguably grueling courtship, Southern Lord is finally
harmoniously involved with North Carolinas’ filthiest, and finest
heathens: WEEDEATER! Some of you may remember their appalling and compelling
appearance at the Southern Lord South by Southwest showcase in 2003,
and track on the very first Southern Lord label compilation: “Let
There Be Doom”. Well now this summer…we are stoked to be
bringing you their Lord debut album “God Luck and Good Speed”.
The album was recorded in Jan. and Feb. of this year in Chicago at Electrical
Audio with Steve Albini at the controls. The result is massive, mammoth
and crushing! To compliment the audio, artist Arik Roper (Sleep, High
on Fire etc..) will be handling graphic art duties. Please have a shot
of whiskey in honor of this glorious moment.
- CEPHALIC CARNAGE: Unveil New Music, More Album Details / `Summer
Slaughter Tour' Dates
CEPHALIC CARNAGE has unveiled the first new track, "Endless Cycle
of Violence", from their upcoming new full-length album Xenosapien
via their MySpace and PureVolume pages. "Endless Cycle of Violence",
the album's lead-off track, will also be the first video from the record.
Xenosapien was recorded by the band and long-time producer / engineer
Dave Otero at their studio in Denver, CO and is set for a May 29 North
American release date (May 28 internationally). The album's artwork,
designed by Orion Landau, can be previewed at this location. Xenosapien's
complete track listing is as follows: "Endless Cycle of Violence",
"Divination & Volition", "Molting", "Touched
By An Angel", "Vaporized", "Heptarchy", "G.lobal
O.verhaul D.evice", "Let Them So Long As They Fear",
"The Omega Point", "Megacosm of the Aquaphobics",
and "Ov Vicissitude".
Additionally, CEPHALIC CARNAGE has announced their involvement as part
of this summer's "Summer Slaughter Tour" with label-mates
NECROPHAGIST as well as DECAPITATED, ION DISSONANCE, CATTLE DECAPITATION,
ARSIS and more. This five-week North American tour will kick-off on
June 1 in Clifton Park, NY and is sponsored by Revolver Magazine, Ibanez
Guitars, Tama Drums, Fixion Media and Jaxprints. The "Summer Slaughter
Tour" will follow on the heels of CEPHALIC CARNAGE's European headlining
tour in May. A listing of CEPHALIC CARNAGE tour dates can be found below
with many more to be announced soon.
CEPHALIC CARNAGE Tour Dates:
***All Dates from June 1 thru July 8 as part of the Summer Slaughter
June 1 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
June 2 New Jersey Infest
June 3 Springfield, VA Jaxx
June 4 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
June 5 Louisville, KY Headliner's
June 6 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
June 8 Houston, TX Meridian
June 9 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
June 10 Ft. Worth, TX Ridglea Theatre
June 11 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos Outdoors
June 13 Tucson, AZ The Rock
June 15 San Diego, CA Soma
June 16 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
June 17 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
June 19 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
June 20 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
June 21 Bend, OR Midtown Ballroom
June 22 Ogden, UT Country Club Theatre
June 23 Denver, CO Cervantes
June 24 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
June 29 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
June 30 Milwaukee, WI Robot Mosh Fest V
July 1 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
July 2 Toronto, ON The Opera House
July 3 Montreal, QC Foufones
July 4 Montreal, QC Le Studio
July 5 Quebec City, QC L'Anti
July 6 Worcester, MA The Palladium
July 7 Philadelphia, PA Starlight Ballroom
July 8 New York, NY BB Kings
"progressive and pulverizing"
"never boring and never safe, this is something fans of challenging
music should keep their beady little ears open for"
– ROCK SOUND
- SALEM Performs With Israeli All-Girl String Quartet; Video Available
Strings Attached live. Experience Salem with one of the most in demand
(all girl) string quartets in Israel performing "Slave" and
"Eyes to Match a Soul" live on stage in front of 1,000 raging
- HELLYEAH's Self-Titled Album To Debut In Billboard's Top 10
According to Hits Daily Double, HELLYEAH's self-titled debut album has
sold around 44,000 copies in the United States in its first week of
release to debut in the Top 10 of The Billboard 200 chart. However,
it should be noted that exact sales numbers and chart positions will
not be available until tomorrow morning (Wednesday, April 18).
- Electric Earth hits no 1
Electric Earth is currently at the number one position at KISS Army
Sweden top mp3 downloads with their version of the classic I Want You
from the 1976 album Rock & Roll Over.
Be sure to visit the site at www.kissarmysweden.se and download the
song. The song also includes a hell of solo by Swedish guitar virtuous
Mathias “IA” Eklundh.
For more information and sound samples please visit:
- ARCKANUM is proud to be in alliance with Carnal Records.
The new ARCKANUM album “ANTIKOSMOS” will be recorded during
the summer of 2007! A release date will come during that time.
After huge delays of the full length “Faunaz Samgang”, ARCKANUM
decided to re-write the album and re-title it to “ANTIKOSMOS”.
All the years which passed by I, Shamaatae, developed in a great amount
personally and black magically, and by that ARCKANUM developed with
me. And when I went through the material and concept of the lyrics I
felt at once that this did not represent me or ARCKANUM anymore.
So I took the initiative to re-write the lyrics, which ended up reflecting
my worship of the anti-cosmic thursian powers of the Old Norse religion,
and my workings of the dark runes. I have re-written about half of the
music, because I felt I could improve it, so I did.
The album will have eleven new and unreleased songs. And the album will
as usual be released as a high quality CD and LP: Full of illustrations
and black magical formulae. The LP version will have gatefold-cover
and thick vinyl. There will also be some surprises along with the promotion
of the album, so be sure to look for it on the websites of ARCKANUM
and Carnal Records.
- HELRUNAR start recordings for "Baldr ok Íss"
Recently, HELRUNAR have entered Klangschmiede Studio E to record the
follow-up to their stunning album "Frostnacht" (2005). Their
new work, to be entitled "Baldr ok Íss", is bound to
surpass its predecessor in terms of variability and sheer force. "The
new records contains everything from dark, brutal Black Metal in the
early Norwegian tradition to epic songs in the vein of Bathory, from
rocking mid-tempo to delicate, fragile acoustic pieces and influences
from archaic Norse folklore," Skald Draugir proudly puts on record.
One of the new tracks already has gained a special importance for HELRUNAR:
'Schwarzer Frost.' "This song, sound and lyrics and all, is nothing
less than a hymn to the original Norwegian Black Metal," the band's
vocalist and lyricist enthuses. "In an abstract way, the lyrics
describe the emotions and experiences that, to us, were connected to
the ‘discovery’ of this kind of music back then."
"Baldr ok Íss" is scheduled for release via Lupus Lounge
in autumn 2007.
- SODAMNED - On The Gallows demo available for download
The brazilian death metal band SODAMNED posted their demo On The Gallows
for download. It was released in 2003 and has the following track list:
03. Dreams and Tears
04. Graveyard of Secrets
Mp3 files of all the songs and also the artwork are available for download.
The links of the files, hosted by Nitro Sound Solutions (www.nitross.com)
are available in the band's MySpace page www.myspace.com/sodamned
as the new song, Locked in the Garret, which will be part of their next
- Herege - Remastered songs available only on Internet
The traditional heavy metal band HEREGE posted new versions of the songs
"Call Me Herege" and "Flag of the Metal", originally
released in the 2003 demo Rise of the Fair, Fall of the Church.
About the new songs the guitarist Dalton Castro, responsible for remastering
them, comments: "...since those songs are really good and when
we recorded them the production quality was low, I decided to add some
details which make them to sound with more energy. Right now we decided
to make these versions exclusive for Internet instead of adding as bonus,
but maybe we do it in future editions."
The new versions are available in the band's website, www.herege.com
and MySpace, www.myspace.com/heregemetal
Actually Herege is finishing their debut full length and will give more
information about it soon..
- PRIMITIVE GRAVEN IMAGE'S "TRAVERSING THE AWESOME NIGHT"
ALBUM STREAMING ONLINE
OPEN GRAVE RECORDS have partnered with BLACKMETALONLINE.COM
to stream in it's entirety the debut album, "Traversing the Awesome
Night" from UK Black Metal brothers Dokkalfur and Ljosalfur collectively
known as PRIMITIVE GRAVEN IMAGE. The album will stream from April 22nd
through May 7th.
"Traversing the Awesome Night" will be release in the US on
April 24th with a European release on May 7th on OPEN GRAVE RECORDS.
PRIMITIVE GRAVEN IMAGE bring the true black metal feeling into 2007.
With booming drums, icy guitars, hellish vocals and brooding dark atmospherics,
this music is made for black metal fans by black metal fans. Brothers
Dokkalfur and Ljosalfur are the heart and soul of the band. Having both
grown up listening to all kinds of metal, they have one collective mind
when it comes to the realms of music. PRIMITIVE GRAVEN IMAGE serves
as an outlet for the black metal feeling within them. And to them, that
IS black metal: a feeling; nothing more, nothing less.
"Traversing the Awesome Night" track listing:
01. Bringer of Dark and Light
02. None Shall Stand
04. Fear and Fire
05. The Journey to the Forest
06. As I Wander
07. Earth's Wrath
10. The Shriek of Death
Open Grave Records
- CANDLELIGHT RECORDS TO RELEASE NEW OBITUARY ALBUM
Philadephia: Candlelight Records today proudly confirms September 11
as the US release date for the forthcoming album from death metal legends
Obituary. Recording of the currently untitled album is already underway
with the album's completion expected for June 1.
Tampa-based Obituary featuring vocalist John Tardy, guitarist Trevor
Peres, bassist Frank Watkins and drummer Donald Tardy 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 States.
Regarding the new cooperation 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."
A full US headline tour is set to kick off the week of the album's release;
details to follow.
our official sites!
- HIGH ON FIRE: Set To Enter Studio
HIGH ON FIRE will enter the studio in late May to record their follow-up
to the critically-acclaimed Blessed Black Wings. HIGH ON FIRE will be
teaming up with legendary producer Jack Endino (NIRVANA, MUDHONEY, ZEKE,
ACCUSED) for what will be the band's the fourth studio album. Recording
is set to happen at Avast II (formerly Ironwood Studio), while mixing
will move to Soundhouse Studios. This still-as-yet-untitled record will
see an early Fall release.
This will be the first HIGH ON FIRE album to feature new bassist Jeff
Matz (ZEKE). The band has been debuting new material as part of their
recent regional dates and has announced a handful of Northwest shows
leading up to recording. A listing of tour dates can be found below.
- Metalcamp News
New confirmations: CRADLE OF FILTH, BORN FROM PAIN and DEADLOCK!
Dear friends of METAL!!!
Things cannot get better. Is it possible that the door of Inferno will
open when CRADLE OF FILTH will perform at Metal Camp? Yes, it is - the
forces were summoned and the rituals were performed in order to reach
these Cenobites. Demons to some - well, demons to the most. Danni and
company have proven this filthy graveyard known as Earth that following
your own blasphemous visions against all that stands for traditional
metal, can pay off. It surely did for these British ambassadors of decadence,
who with each release, live appearance, video and even mere pieces of
merchandise are constantly proving that CRADLE OF FILTH is one of the
most known abominations of the Hell that is here. One of? Mistake -
the leading one! After the successful live appearances which were meant
to promote the last album, the highly acclaimed THORNOGRAPHY, Cradle
Of Filth returns especially just for you. After a whole week of metal,
are they not a perfect flame, sparkling up to blow all of our remains
to pieces? The Order of the Dragon is here ... Bow to the Cenobites,
or embrace the Filth in which your rotting leftovers of so called "Soul"
will surely bathe in, after the powers of decay will be done with you.
They are BORN FROM PAIN and pain is what they will bring to the Metalcamp.
This highly acclaimed Dutch Battalion has much to show. Their hard work
and dedication plus massive touring have portrayed them as a relentless
force. Their second album WAR is more than just an album – it
is a statement and this statement will be clearly seen when these guys
hit the stage. In case you didn't know, Tolmin was one of the most devastating
fronts in the World War 1 - with Born From Pain and their "This
War Is Relentless" ethic, seen in their brutal sound and live appearance,
the battles of the past shall re-emerge once again, leaving the Metalcamp
a place, destroyed beyond any reason. War!!!
DEADLOCK - They have just unleashed THE WOLVES (literally) and they
will storm Metal Camp also. 6 years of creating dark atmospheres mixed
with musical extremities and combining beautiful female and a harsh
male vocals, Deadlock are definitely a sight to be seen and a band to
be remembered. Their live reputation proves that Deadlock is a force
to be reckoned with, a passionate and a demonic creation, that will
surely awake you if you even manage to find any decent sleep below the
Tolmin's diabolical sun. Well, sleeping is for the dead - and Deadlock
is a band who will send you to painful slumber after you perceive the
Darkness in its purest and fatal form
MOTÖRHEAD CRADLE OF FILTH BLIND GUARDIAN IMMORTAL SEPULTURA THE
EXPLOITED SODOM DORO GRAVE DIGGER THRESHOLD UNLEASHED CONVERGE DISMEMBER
ENSIFERUM DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DEW-SCENTED GRAVEWORM THE VISION
BLEAK DISILLUSION ELUVEITIE ABORTED ONE MAN ARMY & THE UNDEAD QUARTET
BORN FROM PAIN DEADLOCK VREID KORPIKLAANI SADIST ANIMOSITY PROSPECT
NOCTIFERIA EVENTIDE ARS MORIENDI SARDONIC + many more!
- AUTUMN BLACK ARE READY FOR ATTACK WITH ‘BENEATH THE SHADOWS’
Most up-and-coming metal bands use the word ‘intense’ to
describe their sound and live show.
But after listening to the debut album from Autumn Black, ‘Beneath
the Shadows,’ these folks are truly, no B.S., 100% i-n-t-e-n-s-e.
One of the first-ever releases for the newly launched Tyburn label,
‘Beneath the Shadows’ is sure to appeal to both metalheads
and hardcore thrashers, as the group likes to describe their sound as
‘east coast metal + west coast hardcore = Autumn Black.’
Formed in 2004 and hailing from Los Angeles, California, Autumn Black
is comprised of members Andrew Vargas (vocals), Ruben Platt (guitars,
vocals), Jonathan Koch (guitars), Albert Platt (bass, backing vocals),
and Christopher Daigle (drums).
“What separates us from a lot of bands is we attract a diverse
crowd of hardcore and metal fans,” explains Platt. “This
is a unique approach which is rather awesome cause everybody is there
to hear what they want."
The group has been touring steadily in support of ‘Beneath the
Shadows’ since its September 2006 release – with the intensity
and emotion of such album standouts as “Ashes,” “Breathe
for Me,” and the title track only proving more brutal in a live
“Fans that like our sound usually say the same thing,” adds
Daigle, “Which is you guys are different and kick ass!”
The group continues to pile up the road miles and make believers/new
fans at every gig, which leads to Vargas enthusing, “If you haven’t
heard of us or even seen us live all I have to say is watch out!”
Confirmed Autumn Black live dates (with Psyopus):
06/17/07 - Roseville, MI - Myspace Internet Cafe
06/18/07 - Ft Wayne, IN - Sunset Hall
06/20/07 - Rapid City, SD - Trea Bingo Hall
06/22/07 - Portland, OR - C Mt Tabor Legacy
06/23/07 - La Grande, OR - The Gadfly
For more information, visit the following sites:
- Sleaszy Rider Records signed SOLAR FRAGMENT!
The Greek label Sleaszy Rider Records proudly presents their latest
signing with the German Power Metal Act SOLAR FRAGMENT.
As one of the few highlights out of the newcomer scene in metal music
SOLAR FRAGMENT will be among the crucial releases at Sleaszy Rider Records
in 2007. Band leader and guitar player Manuel Wiegmann comments: "We
are really happy to work with Sleaszy Rider Records! Even the first
negotiations have been a pleasure. The team at Sleaszy Rider is very
enthusiastic about us, and we are looking forward to a successful future
with the label and our debut album."
Recently designated European label manager Kyra Bartkiewitz was honoured
to carry out the signing as her first official act at Sleaszy Rider
Records: "It´s a great feeling to support such a young and
talented band like SOLAR FRAGMENT. The band offers a fresh and modern
mixture of classic and new power metal elements with a very personal
style. The band knows how to convince by their music and will for sure
be a name to mention in future."
Estimated release date will be in autumn 2007
- RATT IS BACK FOR MORE!
NEW "BEST OF" CD AND DVD FROM HARD ROCK FAVES DUE THIS SUMMER
FROM RHINO RECORDS
BAND'S NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH POISON BEGINS JUNE 13LOS ANGELES --
After much speculation and anticipation following the airing of their
"BEHIND THE MUSIC" episode on VH1 last spring, multiplatinum
hard rock act RATT with vocalist Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini
and drummer Bobby Blotzer will grace the stage together for the first
time since 1999. Plans for not only a U.S. summer tour but a full-fledged
comeback are being mapped out now as the band prepares to hit the road
with Poison. The band's own tour dates will extend into the fall and
may also include shows in Canada, Europe, Japan, South America and Australia.
Joining the band onstage will be bassist Robbie Crane and guitarist
A full itinerary is still being finalized, but Poison and RATT will
join forces for a summer trek that is scheduled to begin June 13 at
the Bi Lo Center in Greenville, S.C., and wind around the country through
the end of August.
The tour, which brings the two bands onstage together for the first
time since 1999, will visit major U.S. cities such as Boston, Detroit,
New York, Oklahoma City and Los Angeles.
The band has recently aligned with Carl Stubner, CEO of Sanctuary Artist
Management (ZZ Top, Mick Fleetwood/co-manager of Fleetwood Mac, Tommy
Lee/Supernova, Paulina Rubio, Jack's Mannequin) and is booked by Jay
Frey at Paradise Artists.
RATT made their mark in the early '80s going "Round And Round"
with a string of hit songs, videos and four consecutive multiplatinum
albums (over 16 million albums sold worldwide). Their arena-filling
live shows set the standard for all bands to follow. Creating anthems
for the youth of that era, their music and performances maintain a timeless
quality to this day.
- IN FLAMES, MACHINE HEAD Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL
IN FLAMES and MACHINE HEAD have been confirmed for the 2007 edition
of the Roskilde Festival, set to take place July 5-8 in Roskilde, Denmark.
Other acts scheduled to appear include KATATONIA, QUEENS OF THE STONE
AGE, ZYKLON, VOLBEAT, THE PSYKE PROJECT, PELICAN, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
- PROGPOWER USA Sold Out; Surprise Headline Set Announced
The organizers of the ProgPower USA festival have announced a surprise
headline set for this year's sold-out edition of the internationally
renowned festival. Saturday night (October 6) will now finish with an
all-star cover set featuring vocalists from both the showcase and the
festival. Each vocalist will be given the opportunity to perform 1-2
cover songs of their choice with the music being provided by the members
of PAGAN'S MIND. Additional guests will join them throughout the set.
"The fans have made this festival a success and it's time to give
something back to them," said ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston.
"I wanted to announce this after the sell-out as a reward instead
of in advance as an incentive. It's going to be one hell of a party
As a result of the additional performance, there has been a major change
in the schedule and door times. "I had to shake things up quite
a bit to make this work," Harveston explained. "However, the
fans can relax knowing that not one band will have a single minute cut
from their previously announced set lengths."
The new schedule and door times can be found at the festival web site.
ProgPower USA VIII will once again return to Atlanta's Center Stage
Oct. 5-6, 2007. The final billing is as follows (in alphabetical order):
- France's HELLFEST: Final Running Order Announced
The final running order has been announced for Hellfest, a three-day
metal festival scheduled to take place June 22-24 in Clisson, France.
It is as follows:
Friday, June 22:
LAMB OF GOD
SECRETS OF THE MOON
Saturday, June 23:
TYPE O NEGATIVE
CHILDREN OF BODOM
PAIN OF SALVATION
WALLS OF JERICHO
Sunday, June 24:
For more information, go to www.hellfest.fr.
- Mors Principium Est Band update
MORS PRINCIPIUM EST have posted new updates about the status of the
band lineup on: http://www.morsprincipiumest.com
"Ok, let's start with some good news. We have found our new guitar
players! Karri Kuisma is now our official member and our new solo guitarist
is a dude called Tomy Laisto. Both Karri and Tomy allready played with
us at the show in Turku (11.4.2007). Jarkko will still be a member of
MPE, but he will not play any live shows."
The band goes on to say, "And then some not so good news. We decided
with Joona, that it will be the best for everybody that Joona will not
be a member of MPE anymore. And the reason why is that Joona just simply
doesn't have any time for MPE. At the moment we are not looking for
a new keyboard player."
The new live lineup will be the following:
Ville Viljanen - vocals
Mikko Sipola - drums
Teemu Heinola - bass
Karri Kuisma - rhythm guitar
Tomy Laisto - solo guitar
- MACHINE HEAD To Support IRON MAIDEN In Rome
MACHINE HEAD will support metal icons IRON MAIDEN, along with MOTÖRHEAD
and MASTODON, at Rome's Olympic Stadium on June 20. The star-studded
lineup is but one of many great MACHINE HEAD dates in Europe this summer,
including the U.K.'s Download, Germany's Rock am Ring and Rock im Park,
Sweden's prestigious Metaltown festival, Denmark's Roskilde, Holland's
Fields of Rock and a number of headlining dates with support coming
from the mighty KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LAMB OF GOD, TYPE O NEGATIVE, MASTODON
- UNSANE: U.S. Tour Dates Announced
New York City's UNSANE will embark on a U.S. tour in May/June in support
of its latest release, "Visqueen", on Ipecac Recordings. The
dates are as follows:
May 18 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
May 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber
May 20 - Providence, RI @ The Livingroom
May 21 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
May 23 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
May 24 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
May 25 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
May 26 - Iowa City, IA @ The Picador
May 27 - St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
May 28 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
May 30 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Jun. 02 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Jun. 03 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon
Jun. 05 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
Jun. 06 - Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
Jun. 07 - Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
Jun. 08 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Jun. 09 - Mesa, AZ @ Hollywood Alley
Jun. 10 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Jun. 15 - Austin, TX @ Emo's Jr.
Jun. 16 - Houston, TX @ The Proletariat
Jun. 18 - Baton Rouge, IA @ Spanish Moon
Jun. 19 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree Louge
Jun. 20 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Formed in 1988, UNSANE is generally classified as noise rock, but its
music also touches on elements of hardcore punk and metal. Finding limited
mainstream success, UNSANE is nonetheless a hugely influential cult
- FALCONER Extends Deal With METAL BLADE RECORDS
Guitarist Stefan Weinerhall of the Swedish epic/power metallers FALCONER
has issued the following update:
"We just extended our deal with Metal Blade for another four more
albums. YAY!! We didn't see any reason to change label or even look
over the fence since we're this content with the present situation and
"The future plans consist of the festivals, of course, but also
a studio recording sometime this winter.
"About the new material: So far I have seven new songs done, but
there's still more work to them. Slightly faster and with more unexpected
turns is all that I can say now. The lyrics will all be about Swedish
medieval life and episodes. Not a concept album really but still something
in that direction. What I decided early on what that it wouldn't become
'Northwind Pt. 2'. 'Northwind' is as good as it can be, therefore we'll
make things a tad different this time. Can't wait until we're back in
the studio again."
FALCONER's fifth studio album, "Northwind" — the group's
first since the departure of singer Kristoffer Göbel and return
of Mathias Blad — was released last September via Metal Blade
- BLAZE BAYLEY To Reunite With WOLFSBANE At ROCK OF AGES FESTIVAL
Former IRON MAIDEN frontman Blaze Bayley will reunite with his first
band WOLFSBANE for three songs after his solo set at the Rock of Ages
Festival in Tamworth, England on September 9.
Blaze Bayley will release his new solo album in late October. The record
will contain 14 new songs and will be supported by "a massive tour
2008/2009, covering over 150 concerts all over the world," according
to Blaze's management.
Bayley's new band, now called simply BLAZE BAYLEY, is as follows:
Rico Banderra - Drums
Nick Bermudez (UNDER THREAT) - Guitar
David Bermudez (UNDER THREAT) - Bass
Rich Newport - Guitar
Blaze Bayley - Vocals
- MARILYN MANSON, TYPE O NEGATIVE To Perform In Bulgaria
MARILYN MANSON and TYPE O NEGATIVE have been confirmed for the third
concert scheduled to take place as part of this year's edition of the
Arena Muzika Festival in Bulgaria. The two acts will perform at the
Academic Stadium in Sofia on July 4.
Tickets for the show will go on sale on April 26 via TicketPro. Ticket
prices vary from 20 to 50 leva (approx. from 10 to 25 euros).
- HERRATIK has officially risen form the ashes of ABORTUS.
The Album is out & doing well & the tour is in full swing. Australia's
Death/Thrash Metal Masters are Back!!!
- MARAZENE Featured in UK's METAL HAMMER Magazine
Timed to coincide with their relentless touring schedule, Chicago based
MARAZENE are featured in England's's #1 Metal Magazine, METAL HAMMER.
Issue number 165 (May 2007) is available NOW and persons interested
in obtaining a copy can find the magazine at newstands and hundreds
of specialty shops across the United States, Europe, and the World.
MARAZENE most recently completed their first two National tours with
Megaforce recording artist MUSHROOMHEAD in March 2007 and DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY
in April 2007.
MARAZENE continue to tour in support of their debut album, 'MachiNation',
self released on 06.06.06. A complete schedule can be found at http://www.myspace.com/marazene
- PRIMORDIAL News
Ireland’s Sentinel Records have secured a license to release PRIMORDIAL’s
The Gathering Wilderness on picture disc. The vinyl will be limited
to 500 copies and should be released before the (infernal) summer 2007
along with the debut from Irish melodic black/death outfit FOR RUIN.
Pre-orders for the disc will soon be taken.
The Gathering Wilderness was issue through Metal Blade Records in 2005
to critcal acclaim.
- Exterminance officially announces new members & release's
Cumberland, Maryland-based grindcore/metal act EXTERMINANCE have added
2 new members recently. Ryan Engle as the new Bassist, Ryan is also
the founder and Bassist of ETERNAL RUIN (Amputated Vein Records) and
played with Exterminance's founding member Paul Folk in LAST RITES who
released a split on Game Two Records (Alabama Thunderpussy/Weedeater/Sixty
Watt Shaman/Grief/Church of Misery/Acrimony/ & more) titled Mason
Dixon Mayhem 10 years ago. Also new comer Dale Erdman as an additional
Vocalist/frontman. The band will be recording at the end of May, 5 new
Tracks for their split with Label mates Sapremia (NJ) that will be issued
via Open Grave Records, release date is set for August 27th Worldwide.
Exterminance's "Vomiting The Trinity" CD will be released
July 17th via Open Grave Records Worldwide. "Vomiting The Trinity"
includes 9 previously un released Tracks that were recorded in 1995
& 1996 as well as all the Tracks form their 1994 Cd "The Seven
Deadly Sins" re-mastered. You can check 3 previously un released
tracks via the bands myspace
page). The band also has tour dates up including a date with Misery
Index in June, the Rotting Flesh Fest in July (Philadelphia,PA), &
the Detroit Death Fest in August w/ Estuary- (Ipex Moon Records), Cardiac
Arrest- (Red Rum Records) & many others.
Exterminance line up:
Paul Folk- Vocals, Guitar
Dan Sinnott- Guitar
Ryan Engle - Bass
Bob Hodges- Drums, Vocals
Dale Erdman - Vocals
Open Grave Records
- EPICA sign with nuclear blast!
Nuclear Blast is proud to announce the signing of Dutch Symphonic Metallers
EPICA! Formed by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Mark Jansen in 2002,
EPICA have so far released three albums, one of them a full-length soundtrack
in the vein of Hollywood composers Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman. The
Dutch metallers have already toured in 24 countries all over the world
including successful tours through Europe, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina
and the USA. Currently the band is putting finishing touches to the
upcoming and yet untitled album which is scheduled for a release in
August/September this year. It was recorded again at the Gate Studio
with renowned producer Sascha Paeth. The band themselves is talking
about the heaviest EPICA material so far!!! "We would like to thank
Markus Staiger and all the crew at Nuclear Blast and we very much look
forward to working together with you guys ! ", mastermind Mark
Jansen commented the good news.
- CANDLELIGHT UNVEILS NEW SONGS AT MY SPACE
Philadelphia: Candlelight has posted new songs from Carnal Forge, Memfis
and Susperia today to its official MySpace page located at www.myspace.com/candlelightrecordsusa.
The songs are from upcoming albums due in the coming weeks from the
Testify For My Victims is the label debut from Sweden's mighty Carnal
Forge. The album is already turning heads, many calling the record the
band's strongest to date. Set for release May 22, "Godsend Gods
End" is the forth song from the album. Also available on at MySpace
and Candlelight's official US website is the band's stellar video for
the song "Burning Eden."
"Breatheless" is from the debut album from Sweden's Memfis.
A partnership release for America between Candlelight and new label
Dental Records (Sweden), it is the lead track from The Wind Up. Already
very successful on European release, The Wind Up will see US release
on July 17. Also coming from Candlelight/Dental is the new album from
grindcore favorits Birdflesh (also set for July 17 release).
Cut From Stone is the eagerly anticipated new album from Norway's Susperia.
Following the amazing success of Unlimited, the album is already finding
much acclaim in Europe. "Lackluster Day" is but a sample of
the strength of the album set for US release on June 19.
- Label is seeking Bands for compilation
We are an European label which want to spread your Music.
Want to get maximum exposure for a small investment?
We at Trias Object Records came up with the idea of putting out a series
of CD compilations that would help spread the word for bands of different
genres of extreme music and get them exposure on a global scalethrough
band-to-band networking, radio, magazines, agencies, tours and several
- HEAVY ARTILLERY SIGNS AVENGER OF BLOOD
Purveyors of 100% pure no frills metal, HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS, have
been making waves with their inaugural release, the debut album from
L.A.’s MERCILESS DEATH. Hot on the heels of this success, HEAVY
ARTILLERY are proud to announce the signing of Las Vegas metal merchants
AVENGER OF BLOOD. AVENGER OF BLOOD have been busy making their mark
on the metal underground since 2003 with relentless local and regional
gigging as well as multiple appearances at Minneapolis Mayhem festival,
Northwest Deathfest and a full U.S. tour with Godless Rising (ex-Vital
Remains). While their scathing brand of thrash metal is often compared
to such legendary bands as KREATOR, SODOM, and DESTRUCTION at their
finest; AVENGER OF BLOOD bring a sound that is unmistakably their own.
Look for the release of AOB’s HEAVY ARTILLERY debut album “The
Death Brigade”, scheduled for release in September 2007 and featuring
cover artwork by Joe “Motorhead” Petagno.
AVENGER OF BLOOD will also be showcased with three exclusive tracks
on the much anticipated Speed Kills…Again! compilation from HEAVY
ARTILLERY, scheduled for release on July 3rd. Eager to take their violent
aural assault to the masses, AVENGER OF BLOOD will be supporting label
mates MERCILESS DEATH during much of their “Evil Curse 2007”
U.S. tour during August and September. Dates forthcoming!
Listen to AVENGER OF BLOOD at http://www.myspace.com/avengerofblood
- ALICE COOPER: More Tour Dates Announced
ALICE COOPER has lined up the following tour dates during the coming
May 29 - Santiago, Chile - Teatro Caopoican
May 31 - Cordoba, Argentina - Estadio Juniors
Jun. 01 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Estadio Luna Park
Jun. 03 - Sao Paolo, Brazil - [To Be Announced]
Jun. 05 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Chevrolet Hall
Jun. 06 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - [To Be Announced]
Jun. 08 - Curitiba, Brazil - Master Hall
Jun. 13 - Mexico City, Mexico - Plaza de Toros
Jun. 14 - Guadalajara, Mexico - Plaza Nuevo Progreso
Jun. 15 - Monterrey, Mexico - Arena
Jun. 21 - Athens, Greece Lycabettus Theatre
Jun. 23 - Huttwil, Switzerland Rock Sound Festival
Jun. 25 - Florence, Italy – [To Be Announced]
Jun. 29 - Borlange, Sweden Peace & Love Festival
Jul. 01 - Bucharest, Romania B'estival
Jul. 06 - Sydney, Australia - Enmore Theatre
Jul. 07 - Sydney, Australia - Enmore Theatre
Jul. 08 - Brisbane, Australia - Convention Centre
Jul. 11 - Adelaide, Australia - Thebarton Theatre
Jul. 13 - Perth, Australia - Burswood Theatre
Jul. 14 - Perth, Australia - Burswood Theatre
Jul. 18 - Wollongong, Australia - WIN Ent Centre
Jul. 19 - Canberra, Australia - AIS Arena
Jul. 21 - Launceston, Australia - Silverdome
Aug. 10 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fair
Aug. 17 - Beaver Dam, WI - Dodge County Fair
Aug. 19 - Green Bay, WI - Radisson Three Clans Ballroom
Aug. 31 - Central Wisconsin, WI - Central Wisconsin State Fair
Sep. 14 - Hutchinson, KS - Kansas State Fair
Alice is scheduled to appear on NBC-TV's "The Carson Daly Show"
on April 30 and CBS-TV's "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson"
on May 4.
Back in February, Alice Cooper's said his new album would be out in
May, but it now appears that, while all the material is written, Cooper
hasn't even started recording it yet. At this time, he's not expected
to hit the studio until later this year, though nothing's set in stone
— including the announced title, "Along Came a Spider".
Alice's annual world tour gets underway May 28 in Santiago, Chile, and
he's got a U.K. tour in November. North American dates haven't been
As previously reported, Cooper's autobiography, which is called "Alice
Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'N'Roller's 12 Steps To Becoming A Golf
Addict", will be available on May 1.
With a title like that, it should be no surprise that Cooper told Launch
his game is very strong. "Three handicap, and I play five times
a week, and I play really good," he laughed. "Yeah, that's
the one thing I can really do, other than Alice Cooper. That surprises
people, I think. They just can't believe that Alice Cooper could be
a three handicap, but I am." A three handicap means Cooper's score
will be three strokes above whatever the course's par is.
- IRON MAIDEN Expected To Draw Sellout Crowd At Spain's BILBAO BBK LIV
John Gammon of Pollstar reports that the organizers of the Bilbao BBK
Live Festival — which is scheduled to take place June 21-22 and
June 28-29 in Bilbao, Euskal Herria, Spain — are expecting IRON
MAIDEN's headline day alone to attract a sellout crowd of 35,000.
Bilbao BBK Live Festival added a fourth day and cut itself in half to
fit around the tour schedules for IRON MAIDEN, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS,
"We couldn't miss the opportunity to have those artists on the
same festival," said Ibai Villapún, communications manager
for promoter Last Tour International, explaining why the formerly three-day
event now stretches across two weekends.
Last year, the first time Bilbao Live was staged, it attracted 43,616
people, but Villapún is expecting this year's longer bash to
pull a total approaching 90,000.
Read more at www.pollstar.com.
Bilbao BBK Live Festival 2007 billing:
Thursday, June 21:
JULIETTE AND THE LICKS
Friday, June 22:
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
ONE DIRECTION DRIVE
Thursday, June 28:
FITO Y LOS FITIPALDIS
MUCHACHITO BOMBO INFIERNO
Friday, June 29:
- New release on apathic view productions
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- MEDUSA NewsHey Metalheadz,
In some very exciting news MEDUSA are happy to announce that their debut
CD "Darker Shade of Hate" is being re-released through Modern
Invasion Music and should now be available from most good record stores.
The re-packaged CD features all-new front cover artwork from world re-
known artist Mark Wilkinson. Mark has been responsible for providing
artwork to such illustrious bands as JUDAS PRIEST (Painkiller, Angel
of Retribution), IRON MAIDEN (Live at Donnington 1992) and MEGADETH.
MEDUSA are currently hard at work writing material for their next CD
and are hoping to get into the studio to record some demo's very soon.
- MASTODON And H.I.M. To Support METALLICA At Wembley Stadium
According to Metal Hammer, MASTODON and H.I.M. have been confirmed to
support METALLICA at their Sick of the Studio '07 gig at Wembley Stadium
in London, England on July 8. MASTODON will open the show and H.I.M.
will be the main support, with BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE completing the
MASTODON vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds said, "Opening the show
at the new Wembley Stadium for one of the best bands in the world METALLICA
is indeed an honor. We look forward to seeing you at the front."
H.I.M.'s Ville Valo added, "We are extremely excited about playing
with METALLICA in such a special place and with such other great bands
too. It'll be a fantastic day."
- EDGUY to Support SCORPIONS In Slovakia
German melodic metallers EDGUY will support the SCORPIONS on June 16
at Incheba in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The North American leg of EDGUY's "Rocket Ride World Tour"
will launch on Tuesday, September 11 in Hartford, Connecticut and will
include Canada's INTO ETERNITY, Norway's SUSPERIA, plus a special guest.
EDGUY filmed a live DVD on November 3, 2006 at the Credicard Hall in
São Paulo, Brazil. The band's latest album, "Rocket Ride",
entered the German national album chart at position No. 8 upon its release
in late January 2006. The CD also came in at No. 8 in Sweden, No. 25
in Finland, No. 32 in Hungary, No. 48 in Japan, No. 50 in Switzerland,
No. 50 in Austria, No. 79 in Norway and No. 81 in Italy.
- Eyeconoclast full length release!
Eyeconoclast (Melodic Death/Thrash Metal) are glad to announce that
everything is ready for the release of their first full length "Unassigned
Death Chapter", out in 2007 for Stagefright Records (UK). Artwork,
tracklist, and some mp3s will be soon available on www.myspace.com/eyeconoclast
- HAWKWIND/THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL Bassist Releases Solo Album
HAWKWIND/THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL bassist Alan Davey has released his new
solo album, entitled "Human on the Outside". According to
a press release, "this is a brand new studio release that builds
on combinations of hard rock and atmospheric ambiance that takes the
listener on a journey that transcends time and space.
'Human on the Outside' is also a timely reminder of Alan's ability as
a multi-talented instrumentalist featuring not only his highly regarded
bass playing (he describes his style as 'playing like a rhythm or lead
guitar') but also his synth and six-string guitar work. The album also
includes a vocal contribution (on 'Glass Wolves') by his THE MEADS OF
ASPHODEL colleague Metatron." "It's eclectic" notes Alan.
"This album is way ahead of anything I've done before. There are
deep, atmospheric, sounds and some really unusual rock numbers. It's
still clearly me — but it sounds like nothing I've ever done before,
it has a real filmic quality to it. I'm always stretching myself as
a musician and trying to do something totally different, really experimenting
with sounds. This one is really on the button."
For more information, visit www.alandaveymusic.co.uk.
- Epicus Records News
Epicus Records is happy to announce the signing of the Norwegian Prog
Metal band called Oceans of time. Their debut album will be released
in the fall of 2007.
Oceans of time is a melodic metal band from Fredrikstad in Norway, and
was born in the year 2004. The band members have a wide experience from
different metal projects and other bands. The band has released two
EP’s on their own so far, and now they have signed to Epicus Records
to release their debut album that will be called “Kingdom Falls”
in the fall of 2007.
Album track list:
1.Quest for misery pt.1
2.Walls of silence
6.Roar of organs
9.Your so cold
You can listen to 4 full songs that will be on the album at: Myspace
Eivind Gunnesen - vocals
Lasse Jensen - guitar
Kenneth Eriksson - bass
Pål Simonsen - drums
Nicko Pettersen - Synthesizers
Linda Fineide - flute
The band have played support for Jørn Lande & Satyricon
Official band page
Official Label Website
- HIMSA Complete Writing New Album; Commences Recording Process
HIMSA enters the studio today to begin recording their highly anticipated
Century Media Records debut. The group will track the drums, bass and
guitars with Steve Carter (who produced the Courting Tragedy and Disaster
album); Devin Townsend (Lamb of God, Darkest Hour) will be tracking
vocals and the renowned Tue Madsen (The Haunted) handling mixing duties.
The album is currently set for a late August release.
Derek Harn (bass) states: "The new album draws from the strengths
of our last two records, Courting Tragedy and Disaster and Hail Horror,
but this is an entirely new chapter for HIMSA and our fans. Sammi Curr
(guitars) wrote a lot of the music for Courting, and Kirby Johnson (guitars)
wrote most of the tracks on Hail Horror (when Sammi wasn't in the band),
so the two of them have joined forces to craft a whole new level of
rage. We're looking at about 10 or 11 songs right now, and are extremely
proud of them.
"We are stoked to be collaborating with the aural assault team
of Steve Carter, Devin Townsend and Tue Madsen. These are guys we trust
and respect. We worked with Steve on Courting. We did Hail Horror with
Tue. Devin is the new factor in all of this. He's doing the vocal tracking,
and we're looking forward to his searing, manic, vocal skills giving
new dimension to Pettibone's throaty mayhem.
"This album will be an evolution of everything people have grown
to expect and respect from our enduring and grumpy metal band, with
a few new twists. We're older, but we're wiser and faster than ever.
We can't wait to see our fans around the globe this fall. Till then,
stay true and keep the horns raised high."
This Seattle-based metal quintet's ferocious blend of melodic, unrelenting
thrash speed mixed with old-school influences results in a savage, unique
and uncompromising sound that the entire genre will soon welcome with
In 2007, HIMSA prepares to leave their definitive mark on the scene
while ushering in a new level of extreme.
- NIGHTWISH first single from upcoming album announced!
The new NIGHTWISH single called "Eva", which will be available
as download only, is going to be released on May 30th. All European
download income of this single will go the Child Charity Foundation
"Die Arche" www.kinderprojekt-arche.de!
"Eva" will be the first opportunity to listen to the new NIGHTWISH
vocalist and her identity will be revealed on May 30th as well. The
6th, yet untitled, NIGHTWISH studio album will be released on September
- AMORPHIS new album title revealed!
AMORPHIS' upcoming album will be named "Silent Waters", due
on August 31st 2007. Check the tracklist below! On June 27th, title
track "Silent Waters" will be released as single (Finland
only) and download single (worldwide), containing the following tracks!
AMORPHIS - Silent Waters (album)
01. Weaving The Incantation
02. A Servant
03. Silent Waters
04. Towards And Against
05. I Of Crimson Blood
06. Her Alone
09. The White Swan
10. Black River
11. Sign (bonus track on digipak)
AMORPHIS - Silent Waters (Single)
01. Silent Waters (edit)
03. Silent Waters
- SONATA ARCTICA single tops finnish chart
SONATA ARCTICA's "Paid in Full" single has entered the Finnish
chart at position No. 1! SONATA ARCTICA's video for "Paid in Full"
is available for viewing at YouTube. The track comes off the group's
new album, "Unia" (Finnish for "Dreams"), which
will be released on May 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed
at Finnvox studio in Helsinki and was mastered at the Cutting Room in