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|June 23nd, 2007
- ALICE COOPER Opening Center For Troubled Teens
Chris Casacchia of The Business Journal reports:
Alice Cooper made a career of singing about rebellion, drug abuse and
booze. Now, he spends much of his time trying to get kids to avoid those
The 59-year-old Detroit native became a cult hero in the '70s to millions
of disillusioned teens, and scared the hell out of twice as many parents.
In a way, he's revolutionized that label not for his impressionable
lyrics, but for his philanthropic efforts.
In late summer, Cooper and longtime golf buddy Chuck Savale plan to
break ground on a $7.3 million teen center on the campus of Grand Canyon
University, a private Christian college in west Phoenix.
"The community right around there is economically challenged, a
lot of single-parent homes," said Savale, a youth minister. "It
will be a great help for the immediate neighborhoods. "
Phoenix's social problems among youth are well documented. The city
continually ranks low in student achievement and high in teen pregnancy
and high school dropout rates.
Read the entire article at this
- ANATHEMA, DESTRUCTION To Headline Italy's S-HAMMER METAL FEST
ANATHEMA and DESTRUCTION will headline the S-Hammer Metal Fest, set
to take place July 20-21 at Hyppo Kampos Resort, Castelvolturno, Caserta,
Friday, July 20:
SAVIOR FROM ANGER
Saturday, July 21:
WINTER OF LIFE
For more information, visit www.shammermetalfest.com.
- FIREWIND To Co-Headline PROGPOWER SCANDINAVIA Festival
Greece's FIREWIND has been confirmed as the co-headliner of the ProgPower
Scandinavia festival, set to take place November 9-10, 2007 at The Rock
in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Commented FIREWIND guitarist Gus G.: "We"re very excited to
be a part of this great festival and also about returning to Scandinavia.
Last time we played at The Rock in Copenhagen was on our European tour
in 2006 with DRAGONFORCE. I remember we had great times there, so I'm
looking forward to seeing you all again! I should also note that with
this show we will wrap up our one-year-long World Allegiance Tour, so
you"d better party hard with us!!"
ProgPower Scandinavia final running order:
Friday, November 9:
00:15 - 01:45 - MERCENARY
22:25 - 23:55 - THRESHOLD
21:05 - 22:05 - CIRCUS MAXIMUS
20:00 - 20:45 - SPHERIC UNIVERSE EXPERIENCE
Saturday, November 10:
00:25 - 01:55 - ORPHANED LAND
22:50 - 00:05 - FIREWIND
21:30 - 22:30 - ELDRITCH
20:10 - 21:10 - DARKANE
19:05 - 19:50 - MACHINE MEN
18:00 - 18:45 - ANDROMEDA
For more information, go to www.progpowerscandinavia.com.
- OBITUARY, THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK
OBITUARY and THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT have been confirmed for the Waldrock
festival, set to take place July 7 in Burgum (Bergum), in the northern
region of The Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
ONE BULLET LEFT
THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT
For more information, visit www.waldrock.nl.
- THERION split ways with singer mats leven!
This is shocking news for all THERION fans - the masters of Opera Metal
have recently announced a significant change in the band camp. From
Wacken Open Air and onwards, Mats Levén will no longer be singing
with the band!
"It was a decision taken by the whole band in discussion with Mats.
This change of line up is on friendly terms and the remaining shows
before Wacken will be performed with the same energy and passion as
if nothing had happened", the band promises. "There are no
bad feelings. THERION will continue to develop even further into the
direction we set on the last tour and Mats will focus on his new projects."
Of course, mastermind Christofer Johnsson has already found a suitable
replacement. "The new guy will be Thomas Vikström. He is probably
most known in the metal world for singing on a CANDLEMASS album ('Chapter
VI'). His great vocal abilities will for sure be more known at least
among the THERION fans after the tour."
- THE DUSKFALL recording almost finished
Hailing from sweden, THE DUSKFALL have posted a statement regarding
the recording process of their upcoming album "The Dying Wonders
Of The World":
"We are finished with all drums, guitars and bass and the sound
is crushing! We have returned to our melodic roots, still keeping those
thrashy parts alive and breathing. There will be more leads on this
CD as we brought in a excellent guitarplayer as guestmusician. His name
is Magnus Söderman and he will play leads on 4 songs so brace yourself
for some brilliant shit! Oskar has also unloaded his best drumming on
this recording, excellent fills and also a drumsolo on one of the tracks.
The only thing left do do is for Kai to scream his lungs out and then
we will mix this beast in end of May. For those interested we have put
up some clips at this
- SOULIDIUM TO RELEASE
CHILDREN OF CHAOS
JUNE 19 ON KNIGHTVISION/ADRENALINE MUSIC
Under the glamorized night life that Miami is known for, exists another
underground and dark world. Melodically flowing with next level songwriting,
this creative rock coven infuses cool visuals and dark elements that
are making fans flock to their unique sound and image appeal. SOULIDIUM
embodies not just a band, but a whole new movement of rock. The dark
overtones, eccentric rock videos, gothic art, and strong presence that
SOULIDIUM brings make for an addicting strong new combination.
SOULIDIUM, led by Singer/Songwriter/Producer, Michael McKnight and with
the aid of a popular social networking site, found guitarist AJ Maldonado
and Eric Beausoleil. Drummer Danny Cayocca, a star drum line instructor
relocated from Springfield, Mo, and guitarist Jake Jaden, who jumped
at the challenge of switching his instrument in only one week, exceeded
all of the band's expectations.
CHILDREN OF CHAOS, produced by Danny Bernini (Blondie, Notorious B.I.G.,
P. Diddy), Michael McKnight and Bonnie Milner (Vocal Production) will
be in-stores on June 19 on McKnight's ADA distributed imprint KnightVision
via Adrenaline Music Group.
SOULIDIUM's strengths come from their diverse approach to their music.
Songs like the first single "The Light", speaks of being rescued
from the darkness of loneliness. "Live Forever" is about breaking
through to a new plane of existence. "Waiting" deals with
the human emotion, and common struggle that we all share and with orchestral
strings by GRAMMY® Award winning arranger Jeff Bova, the ever powerful
"About You", make it evident that SOULIDIUM is, indeed, a
band on its way to "The Big Time."
SOULIDIUM takes you on a journey that stimulates the musical and artistic
cravings of fans in a whole new way. Incorporating an intimate visual
experience both on their website and through their powerful live shows,
this band is bringing a new and powerful element to the scene. Come
and discover your new addiction.. SOULIDIUM.
CHILDREN OF CHAOS
IN-STORES JUNE 19TH
- SEVENDUST, DIECAST, POINT ONE TOUR DATES
Dates Subject to change without notice:
06/21 San Bernadino, CA Hudson Theatre
06/22 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
06/23 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
06/26 Colorado Springs, CO City Auditorium
06/29 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete St. Pavilion
06/30 Dallas, TX Palladium/HOB
07/01 Wichita, KS Cotillion
07/03 Mokena, IL Pearl Room
07/09 Baton Rouge, LA Texas Music Hall
- Zonaria Release Dates
Here are the release dates for "Infamy and The Breed" the
new debut from Zonaria. In case any of you were misguided by my previous
messages here are the final dates set in stone.
September 3: United Kingdom
September 4: North America
September 7: Europe
- TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL 2007 PRESS RELEASE
- Programme for the Evening clubs now ready
- Before The Dawn added to the Tuska Festival roster
The programmes for the infamous Tuska Evening Clubs have been finalized.
For those who don’t know, these are the places where lager flows,
only the strongest remain and there’s definitely no rest for the
wicked. The official Evening Club venues are Tavastia, Nosturi, Virgin
Oil Co. and Inferno Bar and the line-ups boast the hottest, up-and-coming
and you’ll-hear-about-them-metal acts.
One of the freshest new bands out of Finland, Before The Dawn, has been
added to the Tuska-Festival roster. There are 2 more acts announced
soon to complete the Tuska 2007 line-up.
Tuska Evening Clubs Programme 2007:
Tavastia 15€/17€ k-18
Virgin Oil Co. 10€, k-18
SWALLOW THE SUN
MUSTAN KUUN LAPSET
DARK FILTH FRATERNITY
CAUSE FOR EFFECT
Tavastia 8€/10€ -k-18
Nosturi 10€, s/k-18
Virgin Oil Co. 10€, k-18
CAUSE FOR EFFECT
Tavastia 10€/12€ -k-18
Nosturi 10€, s/k-18
Virgin Oil Co. 10€, k-18
CAUSE FOR EFFECT
Tavastia 8€/10€ k-18
Tickets for the Evening Clubs go on sale on Thursday 24.5. at www.tiketti.fi.
Tickets for Tuska 2007 are now sale on through www.tiketti.fi
Tuska-Festival 2007 is an all ages event. Ticket prices 38e one-day
ticket each and 75e three-day ticket.
- Innerstrength Records has signed Massachusetts metal band Within The
Within The Ruins hails from Westfield, MA and are set to release their
debut album “Driven by Fear” on Innerstrength Records this
Summer. The band recently recruited a new singer from Kettering, England.
He is flying to the states this month to record the vocals for “Driven
by Fear” and then depart for a full US tour. The band has dates
booked from 6/20-11/24 this year.
For more www.myspace.com/withintheruins
Track list for “Driven by Fear”
2. Fading Light
3. Your Enemy
4. To Walk Away
5. Die Inside
6. Waste of Life
7. With This I Bleed
- Necromorbus Studio Mastering Facility
Necromorbus Studio of Sweden is nowadays quite well-known for our works
with bands like WATAIN, ONDSKAPT FUNERAL MIST, ARMAGEDDA, ZARATHUSTRA,
NOMINON, ADORIOR, MERRIMACK, BLACKLODGE and so on, but apart from full
productions we also work a lot with mastering nowadays, as people seem
to have started to realize the importance of having a recording properly
mastered before releasing it.
Because of this increased stream of work, we have decided to open a
new facility specialized only on mastering jobs. The studio is located
in Lisbon, Portugal (where one of us is nowadays residing) and has a
dedicated audio system for the purpose.
We work predominately (though not exclusively) with Metal music and
what we offer is based on our long experience with this particular genre,
combined with the expertise in sound engineering that we have acquired
over the years. We have numerous masterings in our back by now and all
our clients have been very satisfied! Even if what you have is just
a simple home-studio recording, rehearsal recording or some old demo
that you want to brush up the sound on, or if you have recorded in a
big studio but you think it sounds flat, weak or dull, we can make it
To bring attention to the opening of this new facility, we are right
now making a special offer:
200 EUR, FLAT RATE (Regular charge: 250 EUR)
You will get one (or more, if required) PQ coded, red-book audio compliant
CD-r, plus a listening copy. If needed, we can also supply a full PQ
This offer is limited to the first five assignment that we acquire as
a result of this email. It is therfore important that you mention this
email when you write to us, if you want the discount to apply!
If you are interested in this offer or want some more information, please
Thank you for your attention and I hope we can do business with you
in the future!Tore Stjerna, Necromorbus Studio
- Electric Earth news
... Electric Earth’s “Selling Souls”-EP is released.
The EP was originally planned to be available as an exclusive vinyl-EP
but due to some unfortunate circumstances it was not possible to release
it on vinyl. The CD-EP features the two newly recorded, none album,
tracks “Bring On The Storm” and “Unicorn” as
well as two covers featuring special guests. Mattias “Ia”
Eklundh from Freak Kitchen plays a blinding solo on Kiss’ “I
Want You” and Clawfinger’s front man Zak Tell leaves his
personal mark on Led Zeppelin’s “Heartbreaker”.
The EP, which was recorded together with Impious mastermind Valle Adzic
at his Studio Deadline, is only available directly from the band and
their website. It costs € 6.00, including p & p, and can be
ordered through Paypal ([email protected]).
“I Want You” can be heard at www.myspace.com/electricearthband
and “Heartbreaker” at www.myspace.com/phantommgmt.
“I Want You” is by the way at the number one position at
Kiss Army Sweden’s download site.
Electric Earth’s second CD “Vol II – Words Unspoken”,
their first on Belgium’s classic metal label Mausoleum Records,
was released in Sweden April 20 and in the rest of the world a few weeks
later. The CD, which was recorded in Studio Bohus together with producer
Roberto Laghi (Mustasch, Hardcore Superstar, Freak Kitchen and The Awesome
Machine), has so far received really good reviews, especially in Germany
- KATATONIA TO RETURN TO THE US THIS FALL
TOUR FEATURING ALL EUROPEAN LINE-UP
Sweden's Katatonia will return to headline their first American tour
this fall. Kicking of September 4, the tour will make nineteen stops
around the country and will feature an all European line-up with Sweden's
Scar Symmetry joining up with Finland's Insomnium and Swallow the Sun.
The tour, beginning in Springfield, Virginia will be Katatonia's second
visit to the US in a year, the band making their stateside touring debut
last fall performing alongside Moonspell and North Carolina-based Daylight
Dies (Candlelight). Touring in support of their first live album, Live
Consternation, it will be the first time long-time American fans will
be able to experience a full set from the highly acclaimed band. Live
Consternation, set for American release June 5, is a stunning 5.01 cd/2.0
dvd package features selections from the band's successful 2006 album
The Great Cold Distance and choice cuts from their growing and popular
catalog. Kerrang notes, "submlime melodies and moments of sheer
mellow bliss," while Rocksound adds, "absolutely astonishing."
On-going acclaim for Scar Symmetry's 2006 virtuosic album, Pitch Black
Progress, has yielded a second tour of North America for the melodic
death metallers from Sweden. Hailed as "masters of melody, complexity,
and aggression" by Kerrang! Magazine and praised by Metal Hammer
for their "sickeningly good riffery," the band made their
debuts in the U.S. and Canada a mere two months ago on the "Metal
For The Masses" tour and have scanned close to eight thousand units
of their sophomore release.
Insomnium will make their stateside debut performing selections from
their current/third album Above the Weeping World. “This is by
far the best Insomnium album”, says vocalist/bassist Niilo Sevänen.
“It is the first time we feel we really succeeded in the studio.
As a band we are very happy with the end result.” Formed in 1997,
Insomnium recorded two demos before signing with Candlelight Records.
Kerrang says, “Insomnium have grown into something truly remarkable."
Hope is the third album from rising Finnish doom/death band Swallow
the Sun. Featuring a guest appearance by Katatonia vocalist Jonas Renske
the album charted in the band's home country of Finland upon its release.
The tour will be the band's first of America and comes as the band's
profile is rising internationally. Digital Metal says, “Swallow
the Sun have to be considered on of the genre's top newcomers... highly,
Confirmed dates as of press time are as noted. Ticket on sale information
Sep-04, Jaxx Nite Club (West Springfield VA)
Sep-06, BB King Blues Club (New York NY)
Sep-07, Mark's Showplace (Bedford NH)
Sep-08, Chance Theater (Poughkeepsie NY)
Sep-09, Le Medley (Montreal QU)
Sep-10, Imperial de Quebec (Quebec City QU)
Sep-11, The Funhaus (Toronto ON)
Sep-12, Peabody's (Cleveland OH)
Sep-13, I-Rock (Detroit MI)
Sep-14, The Pearl Room (Mokena IL)
Sep-15, Station 4 (St. Paul MN)
Sep-17, Bluebird Theater (Denver CO)
Sep-19, Whiskey-A-Go-Go (West Hollywood CA)
Sep-20, Showcase Theater (Corona CA)
Sep-21, Brickhouse (Phoenix AZ)
Sep-22, Launchpad (Albuqeruque NM)
Sep-24, White Rabbit (San Antonio TX)
Sep-25, Ridglea Theater (Ft. Worth TX)
Sep-26, Scout Bar (Houston TX)
|June 22nd, 2007
- MANOWAR To Headline Kaliakra Rock Fest, Bulgaria On June 30th
Joker Media has the utmost pleasure to announce The Loudest Band In
The World. MANOWAR, the undisputed legendary Kings Of Heavy Metal will
be staging their first ever concert in Kavarna, Bulgaria on June 30th
MANOWAR will appear at the black sea coast city as headliners of this
year's KALIAKRA ROCK FEST, which will take place from June 28th to June
30th. The negotiations with MANOWAR for their premier concert in Bulgaria
took more than 3 years, with the band and its management finally expressing
their great appreciation that MANOWAR will finally have the opportunity
to meet and perform the ultimate metal concert for their many loyal
Bulgarian fans who have waited anxiously for more than 2 decades.
Tickets are available for sale at the following locations:
- NDK (National Palace of Culture) box office - Tel. +359 2 916 63 69
- Join MANOWAR on stage at the Magic Circle Festival
During the Magic Circle Festival, scheduled for July 7th, 2007 in Bad
Arolsen, Germany, MANOWAR will give a unique opportunity for some lucky
fans. One lucky fan will receive the opportunity to play guitar during
MANOWAR’s “The Gods Made Heavy Metal” while other
fans will have the opportunity to join the band on stage for the duration
of the song. The lucky guitarist will also get to keep one of Karl Logan’s
guitars. In order to enter the contest, fans must submit a video to
www.YouTube.com showing themselves rocking out, or getting wild in any
way they choose to a MANOWAR song. Now is your chance so come on be
as crazy as you want to!
Videos cannot be longer than 2 minutes and all contestants must be at
least 16 years old. After you upload your video, send the link to [email protected]
along with your full name, phone number and date of birth. All Entries
must be submitted by July 1st. If you need help uploading your video
to YouTube please visit: http://www.google.com/support/youtube/
This is a chance for all brothers and sisters of metal to get the heavy
metal experience of a lifetime!
For more information about the Magic Circle Festival please visit http://www.magiccirclefestival.com/
- ACCEPT Guitarist WOLF HOFFMANN Guests On New SKEW SISKIN Album
Legendary ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann makes a guest appearance in
the track "Who The Hell Are You" on the new album from German
female- fronted rockers SKEW SISKIN, entitled "Peace Breaker".
The CD is scheduled for release via the Internet on May 22.
Commented SKEW SISKIN singer Nina C. Alice: "We've recorded a great
song from Ivan Kral, with lyrics written by his wife Cindy Hudson (who's
a great light designer, too), adding a 'THE STOOGES' feel! Ivan was
a band member of singer Patti Smith, guitarist for the one and only
Iggy Pop, and he's also a truly blessed songwriter!
"The name 'Peace Breaker' fits just too well with what's going
on our planet these days. Though it's not a pure political CD, of course,
it boldly tells everyone who wants to know and those who don't wanna
know (but still oughta know!), what's on my mind about the mistreatment
of people and all those psychopaths shooting around in real life as
if in a video game. Besides all those infuriating stories about the
tough reality on earth, I have again written lyrics about bold rocker
feelings, like always, in my very own Ninalicious style with the help
of Lemmy as my wonderful work-checker + sentence- contributor + one
of the best lyric writer of all times (in my eyes) and my personal lyrics
co-writer + one of my rare friends (sending kisses his way!)! 'We're
so bad baby, we don't care!'
"Of course, the title 'Peace Breaker' also depicts the vibes given
off by SKEW SISKIN — uneasy for certain individuals because we're
not those perfect, happy-smiling people serving the trendies with their
visions, nor are we ass-kissers to people who think they're better.
We're evil kids who'll keep making a lot of noise for other loud, mean
kids (until we diiieeee!), and those who know us will always understand,
we're having a lot of fun being the way we are. Keep it REAL and I am
sorry to announce: reality bites and it's ugly...muhhaha, but rock 'n'
roll is gonna save yer ass, baby."
"Peace Breaker" track listing:
01. Metal In Your Face
02. We're An Institution
03. Ridin' With The Devil
04. Trouble Shooter
05. Hit You Harder
06. Who The Hell Are You (feat. Wolf Hoffmann)
07. War, Fire, Guns & Blood
08. I Wanna Be Me
09. Eva Braun Is Back In Town
10. I Don't Care (feat. Ivan Kral)
12. Can't Hear You
13. Shoot The Rats
Check out the song "Metal In Your Face" at the band's MySpace
page SKEW SISKIN's last CD, "Album of the Year", was released
in November 2003 through ulfTone Music.
- EPICA: Dutch Tour Dates Announced
Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band EPICA has announced several
headlining dates in its home country for January 2008. The details are
Jan. 05 - Doornroosie - Nijmegen, NETH
Jan. 17 - De Kade - Zaandam, NETH
Jan. 18 - Bibelot - Dordrecht, NETH
Jan. 25 - Burgerweeshuis - Deventer, NETH
Jan. 26 - Groene Engel - Oss, NETH
As previously reported, EPICA has been confirmed as the support act
for SONATA ARCTICA on their upcoming European tour in November.
EPICA has set "The Divine Conspiracy" as the title of its
new album, due August/September via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD, which
is currently being mixed by Sascha Paeth, will feature a session appearance
by GOD DETHRONED drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek. EPICA has yet to
name a full-time drummer following the departure of Jeroen Simons in
Formed by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Mark Jansen (ex-AFTER FOREVER)
in 2002, EPICA has so far released three albums, among them a full-length
soundtrack in the vein of Hollywood composers Hans Zimmer and Danny
Elfman. The Dutch metallers have already played in 24 countries, and
have completed successful tours in Europe, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina
and the USA.
EPICA will embark on a North American headlining tour in September.
Support at the shows will come from the Austrian/American "epic
metal" band VISIONS OF ATLANTIS.
EPICA's previously announced live DVD, which was filmed on May 4, 2006
at Paradiso in Amsterdam, Holland, has been delayed until later this
year, according to a posting on the group's official web site. The band's
latest album, "Consign to Oblivion", was recorded in early
2005 and features a guest contribution from KAMELOT vocalist Roy Khan.
- ROB HALFORD's METAL GOD ENTERTAINMENT Signs Canadian Distribution
Metal God Entertainment and JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford have signed
an exclusive Canadian distribution deal with Fusion 3. The first release
under the agreement will be "Metal God Essentials - Volume 1",
which is due out July 10.
"Metal God Essentials - Volume 1" features thirteen tracks
from Rob Halford's FIGHT and HALFORD solo releases. The HALFORD band's
first new songs in more than four years, "Forgotten Generation"
and "Drop Out", are also featured, as is an exclusive 2007
remix from producer Attie Bauw, "Resistance Canadian Mix".
Metal God Entertainment will also produce three (new box sets for the
European Union, U.S. and Canada for fall 2007/early 2008 release.
The FIGHT and HALFORD box sets will feature a 5.1 DVD documentary and
live concert performance, remastered audio releases, expanded booklet,
rare and unreleased photos and liner notes.
|June 21st, 2007
- DYSTOPYA: New studio-work ready
“ALWAYS REMEMBER ME”, first full-lenght of the italian thrashers
DYSTOPYA, will be officially available from SATURDAY, MAY 19th 2007.
The studio-work (produced under the supervision of APHAZEL from ANCIENT)
is the second official self-produced release for the italian combo after
the release of the E.P. “ALAMEIDA” in 2004 and will be introduced
to the audience on SATURDAY, MAY 19th 2007 at MARMAJA LIVE CLUB in Cusano
Milanino (Milan) during “THRASH TILL DEATH FESTIVAL” event.
It will contains 9 tracks of modern thrash metal like PANTERA, SLAYER
and SLIPKNOT and will be distributed in Italy by ANDROMEDA DISTRIBUZIONE.
On the official MySpace page of the band you can listen to "PIL",
final version of the song taken from the upcoming release. On working
the new merchandise too, soon will be available on the shop page of
the official site of the band.
- Metalcamp news
For 7 bloody days you'll be able to escape from the cruel reality and
slavery of modern civilization. Forests, beaches, clean river, fresh
air and thousands of people with the same intention - to have fun while
banging their heads to numerous acts which form today's world of METAL!
On one of those days there will be time to raise the flag of hate, while
German thrash gods KREATOR unleash their fury again. Although they visited
Metalcamp last year, there is no trouble. Expect even bigger ferocity
when Mille and co. scream and ravage over Tolmin. New set list, new
energy and the same old metal spirit that granted a place for Kreator
in the metal pantheon. Do you feel aggressive? Well, you should - the
flag of Hate will be raised once again and there is no escaping the
endless pain, while your bodies with terrible certainty fall into coma
of souls. Extreme aggressions will perform a renewal, but it is just
a cause for a conflict between endorama and past life trauma. For you'll
become an outcast, while Kreator unleashes the violent revolution as
the enemy of gods. The pleasure to kill never felt better...
MOTÖRHEAD CRADLE OF FILTH BLIND GUARDIAN IMMORTAL SEPULTURA SATYRICON
THE EXPLOITED SODOM DORO GRAVE DIGGER THRESHOLD UNLEASHED CONVERGE DISMEMBER
PAIN KREATOR 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 DEAD SOUL TRIBE
SADIST ANIMOSITY PROSPECT NOCTIFERIA EVENTIDE ARS MORIENDI SARDONIC
+ many more!
Talent forum bands:
ABSTRACT RAPTURE AMNESIA AWAKE BEFORE THE FALL BURDEN OF GRIEF CORPSE
GRINDER CRIPPER DEATH MECHANISM DIVINUS EPSILON EXTERMINATOR FORGOTTEN
EDEN INCITER IRREVERENCE LEVIATHANE LOW-CHI MIDNIGHTSTORM NEED NERVECELL
OBNOUNCE PENITENZIAGITE PERISHING MANKIND PINCHBECK PORTIKUS RAGESPECT
REPLICA RUNAMOK SABAIUM SEKTOR 7 SPECTRE DRAGON THE COLD EXISTENCE THE
EMBODIMENT VERITAS MENTIS ZVIER + many more!
- SATHANAS NEWS
HAILZ TO ALL!
Sathanas' new CD Crowned Infernal on Pulverised Records is nearing the
end of the recording process and will soon be going to Necromorbus Studios
in Stockholm, Sweden for mixing and mastering by Tore Stjerna. Crowned
Infernal is scheduled tentatively for a summer of 2007 release date.
- Overkill Plans New Album With New Tour Dates
Veteran East Coast thrashers OVERKILL have signed with Bodog Music in
the U.S. and TVT in Europe for the release of their follow-up to 2005's
"ReliXIV", tentatively due in September/October. A U.S. tour
will immediately follow the album's release. Confirmed dates so far
are as follows:
Oct. 04 - The Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
Oct. 05 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
Oct. 06 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
Oct. 07 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 08 - Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY
Oct. 09 - Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
Oct. 10 - The Muse - Nashville, TN
Oct. 11 - The Mad Hatter - Covington, KY
Oct. 12 - Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH
Oct. 13 - Harpo's Concert Theater - Detroit, MI
Oct. 14 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
Oct. 15 - The Rock - Maplewood, MN
Oct. 16 - Reverb - Cedar Falls, IO
Oct. 17 - Pops Annex - Sauget, IL
Oct. 18 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Oct. 19 - The Chance Theater - Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct. 20 - Mark's Place - Bedford, NH
Oct. 21 - BB King's - New York City, NY
- EXODUS' GARY HOLT To Release 'A Lesson In Guitar Violence'
EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt will release his first-ever instructional
DVD, "A Lesson in Guitar Violence", later this month through
Holt previously stated about the upcoming DVD, "I am planning on
focusing on rhythm technique, some lead chops, and going over the correct
way to play some of the EXODUS riffs. I feel there are enough straight
shred things out there, so I want to do something as bit differrent.
And of course I will make it funny as hell!"
Zaentz Records is the new label formed by Steven Warner (EXODUS' manager)
and partner Jonnie Zaentz (son of Saul Zaentz, Fantasy Records co-founder).
Zaentz is an independent artist-friendly upstart label that features
an in-house, state-of-the-art recording facility.
Zaentz Records is now accepting submissions. Send CDs, DVDs, bio, press
pack and photos to the following address;
3020 El Cerrito Plaza # 377
El Cerrito, Ca 94530
More information will soon be available at www.zaentzrecords.com.
Steven Warner and Jonnie Zaentz have also started a tour bus company,
Warner-Zaentz Bus Lines, LLC. More information is available at www.warnerzaentzbuslines.com.
- More bands added to DAMNATION FESTIVAL 2007
GROOVE driven metallers PANIC CELL, northern grind monkeys NARCOSIS
and London death merchants TED MAUL will bolster the UK contingent appearing
at this year's DAMNATION FESTIVAL, as tickets go on sale today!
They will join a diverse bill of metal mayhem which already includes
KREATOR, KATAKLYSM, AMEN, ABORTED, 1349 and ORANGE GOBLIN.
Briefs for the event in Leeds Met Uni on Saturday 20th October are available
now from http://www.seetickets.com
Prices will be kept to £19.50 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 £22.
England's Narcosis and Ted Maul will wreak havoc on a Terrorizer Stage
bill that's fast shaping up to be uglier than a night in prison showers.
Panic Cell meanwhile are looking forward to raising a pint of Jagermeister
as they share a stage with Kreator and Amen.
Frontman Luke Bell said: "We can't wait to kick ass onstage, and
drink monsterous amounts of Jagermiester off it with all you nutters.
"Damnation is the ultimate example of fan driven festivalry, the
biggest supporter of the British underground metal scene there is, and
to get to play it this year along with such titans as Kreator and Orange
Goblin is simply incredible.
"Damnation for us will be one of the pinnacles of 2007!"
And headliners Kreator are also suitably impressed by it all. Vocalist
Millie Petrozza added: "Kreator is looking forward to playing one
of the UK's most trend free festivals.
"The line up is not flavour of the week, but pure METAL! A tasty
mix of the most exciting artists from different subgenres, all HEAVY
in their own way!"
This year 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
Festival spokesman Gavin McInally said: "We've built a solid reputation
on the basis of homegrown performers like Panic Cell, Narcosis and Ted
Maul, so to have them join the bill is special. We'll continue to bring
metal fans the UK's finest."
Tickets for Damnation Festival 2007 are on sale now.
They will be priced at £19.50 until Monday, June 11 and £22
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:
or e-mail: [email protected]
*Prices are subject to booking fee.
- "Lucifer speaks" at Summer Festivals
Secrets of the Moon will play a 60 minute set at Party San Open Air
- Bad Berka (Germany). The show takes place on thursday night at 11pm.
Arrive in time and prepare for a night of magic and fire!
Also they are going to irrupt Northern Germany at this years Wacken
Open Air on August 03rd and will play one more exclusive show in Hamburg
on August 24th.
Moreover the band is looking forward to their very first appearance
on scandinavian ground on August 23rd at the "Hole in the Sky"
Festival in Norway.
Here are all recent shows:
22. June 2007 Hellfest Summer Open Air 2007 - Clisson (Fr)
23. June 2007 W.O.A. Warm Up Festival - Lebach (D)
21. July 2007 Hells Pleasure Festival - Motocross-Strecke Poessneck
03. Aug 2007 Wacken Open Air - Wacken (D)
09. Aug 2007 Party San Open Air - Bad Berka (D)
17. Aug 2007 Summer Breeze Open Air - Dinkelsbühl (D)
23. Aug 2007 Hole in the Sky Festival - Bergen (Nor)
24. Aug 2007 Markthalle - Hamburg (D)
25. Aug 2007 Vlamrock Festival - As (Bel)
08. Sep 2007 Hellflame Festival - Osnabrück (D)
22. Sep 2007 Hellflame Festival - Lichtenfels (D)
27. Okt 2007 Halloween Metal Festival - Salzburg (A)
- TENHI to embark on their first German tour for five years
Great news! For the first time after a hiatus of roughly five years,
TENHI are about to enter German stages again, as they are going to perform
a few choice concerts hereabouts in September.
Germany's own NEUN WELTEN, who are going to complement each performance
with their mystical Nature Folk, will support the Finnish band.
06/09/07 D - Berlin - Maschinenhaus
07/09/07 D - Nuremberg - Diskothek Loop
08/09/07 D - Zwischenwelten Festival - Koblenz
09/09/07 D - Leipzig - Moritzbastei
More information here: www.laviola.de
- 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:
- MISERY SPEAKS – Check in from studio, new album almost done!
One of the most surprising metal acts of 2006, MISERY SPEAKS, have again
entered the mighty halls of Rape Of Harmony (Heaven Shall Burn, etc)
studio to record their new album.
The band comments on the studio activities as follows:
greetings from the studio!!!! Everything is cool. The drums, bass and
the guitars are finished..and it sounds awesome. We are very satisfied
with the result so far.....it´s some brutal and gloomy shit!!!
We have started the recordings of the vokills yesterday and it works
very well. The dudes of the Rape of Harmonies studio punched the shit
out of us.
Next week we will send the material to mastermind Dan Swanö for
the mixing duties.
So be prepared for the new album, which will be released in autumn 2007.
Hellish Greetings from the Misery Speaks squad. Metal up your ass!!!”
MISERY SPEAKS´ self titled debut album was released in June 2006
through Alveran Records and received amazing praise from both press
and metal fans all over the place.
Furthermore the band will hit the road again once they are back home
from the studio, here are the confirmed dates (more to follow soon):
24. Juni 2007 Herne (D) / Pressure Festival
22./23. Juni 2007 Straßwalchen bei Salzburg (A) / Summer Nights
30. Juni 2007 Münster (D) / Vainstream Rockfest
21. Juli 2007 Nunkirchen (D) / Rock am Bach Open Air
08. August 2007 Berlin (D) / Kato (w. All That Remains, As We Fight,
10. August 2007 Trier (D) / Exhaus (w. All That Remains, As We Fight,
11. August 2007 Münster (D) / Sputnikhalle (w. All That Remains,
As We Fight, The Sorrow)
18. August 2007 Ubstadt-Weiher (D) / Motoball Arena Fest
31. August / 01.September 2007 Hameln (D) / Joch´n Roll Festival
08. September 2007 Herne (D) / Fight Animal Abuse Festival
- THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD reveals cover art for Malice; pre-orders
South Carolina's THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD have unveiled cover art
for the band's forthcoming effort, 'Malice.' The album, the band's second
full-length and the follow-up to 2005's 'Bloodlust,' has been slated
for an August 21 release through Prosthetic Records. Cover artwork,
again designed by artist Paul Romano (The Red Chord, Mastodon), can
be viewed here,
where the album is also available for pre-order in two exclusive CD
/ t-shirt packages.
Bringing Romano back on board again for artwork, the band also tapped
producer Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Vital Remains, Goatwhore) to record
'Malice' at Mana Studios earlier this spring. This will mark the debut
of vocalist Nate Johnson (ex-Premonitions of War, ex-Deadwater Drowning)
with THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD. Johnson is currently making his live
debut with the band on a current European tour with Dead To Fall, THROUGH
THE EYES OF THE DEAD and Ion Dissonance, before the band returns to
America later this month to support The Red Chord in June and July.
Also playing that tour are Despised Icon, All Shall Perish, See You
"We are extremely happy to have Nate on board with us as the new
vocalist and frontman for TTEOTD," guitarist Justin Longshore previously
said. "There's no doubt in my mind that Nate will deliver on 'Malice'
as well as on tour. We'd like to thank everyone for their submissions
that they sent us. There are some really killer vocalists out there
and it was definitely a tough decision. Thanks to all of the fans for
all of the support in this situation."
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD on tour
(with The Red Chord, Despised Icon, All Shall Perish, See You Next Tuesday)
6/20 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
6/21 Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
6/22 Des Moines, IA - Picador
6/23 St. Paul, MN - Station 4
6/24 Chicago, IL - Metro
6/25 Detroit, MI - Majestic
6/26 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
6/27 Toronto, ONT - Reverb
6/28 Montreal, QBC - Le Studio
6/29 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
7/01 Farmingdale, NY – The Crazy Donkey
"Bloodlust is a terrifying onslaught that wouldn't have the first
clue what to do with a sing-along chorus. Except stab it in the face,
"Through The Eyes of the Dead are a monstrous proposition; seething,
scything intensity and superhuman kick-drum violence are their stock
in trade, but the songs are shrewdly written and arranged too..."
– Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles
"Bloodlust can only be described as premeditated musical warfare"
– AMP magazine
"Call them death, metalcore or even deathcore, it doesn't alter
the fact that these guys know exactly what it takes to make a brutal
record, bolting together a variety of styles to create a fearsomely
– Metal Hammer
- GET THRASHED: THE STORY OF THRASH METAL PREMIERES IN
WASHINGTON, NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK
TRENTON- The makers of Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal are proud
to announce three June screenings of the documentary - Saturday, June
2 at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival, Sunday, June 3 at the
Hoboken International Film Festival and Friday, June 22 at the Staten
Island Film Festival.
“The LA screening was a total blast, complete with artists from
the film in the house and a loud, extremely energetic crowd singing
along, seemingly determined to bring down the house,” said Director
Rick Ernst. “The screenings in every city have been unbelievable
- from bands performing live, fans screaming along to the soundtrack
or special guests showing up - they have been amazing and I can't wait
for more fans to Get Thrashed from coast to coast in June.”
Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal is the story of bands like Metallica,
Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax and how they, and others, pioneered a new
form of heavy metal in the early 1980s. This new music was called "thrash
metal" and many of the bands went from playing friend’s parties
and small clubs to touring the world and headlining arenas. Along the
way, there were drugs, drinking, fights, deaths, mosh pits, leather
jackets, long hair and most of all - groundbreaking new music. Eventually,
the scene fell apart, but the seeds these bands planted gave rise to
the new breed of extreme heavy metal we see and hear today. Get Thrashed
features the music of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus,
Kreator, Suicidal Tendencies, Pantera and many more, plus interviews
with members of over 30 bands from old school (Lars Ulrich, Dave Mustaine,
Kerry King, Gary Holt etc) to new school (Lamb of God, Hatebreed, Shadows
Fall, Chimaira etc).
“Get Thrashed made me feel like I was looking into a scrapbook
of my musical life,” said Anthrax bassist Frank Bello. “The
film gets it right and makes you feel the vibe and pulse of this music
that we all know and love.”
The Seattle, WA screening of Get Thrashed will be on Saturday, June
2 at 2 PM at the Seattle Art Museum (1300 First Ave, Seattle, Washington
98101). Tickets are $8.00 and are available through http://trueindependent.org/.
The Hoboken, NJ screening will be on Sunday, June 3 at 6 PM at Stevens
Institute of Technology - Burchard Auditorium (River St between 5th
and 6th Sts, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030). Tickets are$9.00 and are available
The Staten Island, NY screening will be on Friday, June 22 at 9 PM at
The College of Staten Island - Recital Hall (2800 Victory Blvd, Staten
Island, New York 10314). Tickets are $6.00 and are available through
Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal documentary is produced by Saigon1515
Productions in association with Kundrat Productions. Get Thrashed was
directed by Rick Ernst and the documentary’s Associate Producer
is Rat Skates, former drummer of the legendary thrash band Overkill.
- MARAZENE To Co-Headline 'Resurrection of Rock'
Chicago based Machine / Metalists MARAZENE are confirmed to co-headline
the 'Resurrection of Rock' with Dallas 'Ghetto-Rockers', DOWNSIID on
Saturday, June 30th in Fort Dodge, IA at the Larmar Ballroom.
"We're excited to be a part of this event," bassist DieTrich
Thrall commented. "It's exactly the kind of show we were looking
for to kick off our summer tour schedule."
is locked in to broadcast the entire Resurrection of Rock performance.
In addition to co-headliners, MARAZENE and Downsiid, the 14 and up show
will feature recently signed Corporate Punishment Recording Artist,
ON A PALE HORSE as well as Iowa natives; Lost Nation, Eddie Buzzard,
Duhka, Stab Corp., and Bleed the Weak.
MARAZENE recently completed their first two National Tours with Megaforce
recording artists MUSHROOMHEAD and Pure Records recording artist DEADSTAR
ASSEMBLY and continue to tour incessantly in support of their debut
album, 'MachiNation', self released on 06.06.06
For more information: http://www.MySpace.com/MARAZENE
- Innerwish Upcoming Live shows !!!!
Inner wish have been confirmed for the Maximum Rock Festival, set to
take place August 10-12 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Upcoming InnerWish's live shows:
10/08/2009 - Maximum Rock Fest - Cluj-Napoca,Romania.
29/09/2007 - THF, Tilburg, Netherlands
More shows will be added in the next days.
- W:O:A 2007 - latest Billing / Tickets
The latest Bands since the last Newsletter:
DRONE (Metal Battle Winner 2006)
FAIR TO MIDLAND
FASTWAY (with "Fast" Eddie Clark > Ex-Motörhead)
SECRETS OF THE MOON
TYPE O NEGATIVE
All bands confirmed so far for the W:O:A 2007:
- 1349 - ALPHA ANIMAL - ALL THAT REMAINS - AMORPHIS - THE ANSWER - BELPHEGOR
- BENEDICTUM - THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER - BLACK MAJESTY - BLIND GUARDIAN
- BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE - CANNIBAL CORPSE - CHTHONIC - COMMUNIC -
DESTRUCTION - DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER - DIMENSION ZERO - DIMMU BORGIR
- DIR EN GREY - DISILLUSION - DRONE - ENSLAVED - FAIR TO MIDLAND - FALCONER
- FASTWAY - GRAVE DIGGER - GUTBUCKET - HAGGARD - HATESPHERE - HEAVEN
SHALL BURN - ICED EARTH - IMMORTAL - IN FLAMES - J.B.O. - KAMPFAR -
LACUNA COIL - LETZTE INSTANZ - MAMBO KURT - MENNEN - MOONSORROW - MOONSPELL
- MUNICIPAL WASTE - NAPALM DEATH - NARZISS - NEAERA - NORTHER - PHARAO
- RAGE - SACRED REICH - SAMAEL - SAXON - SCHANDMAUL - SECRETS OF THE
MOON - SODOM - SONIC SYNDICATE - THE SORROW - STORMWARRIOR - STRATOVARIUS
- SWALLOW THE SUN - THERION - TURBONEGRO - TYPE O NEGATIVE - TYR - UNHEILIG
- VADER - THE 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
20,- Euro - 3-day-ticket costs incl. all shown services from above =
99,- (all in)
- HIRAX Confirmed For Germany's METAL FORCES NIGHT - PART I Festival
Reactivated California thrashers HIRAX will perform at the first Metal
Forces Night - Part I festival, set to take place September 29 at Altes
Wasserwerk in Lörrach, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are Dutch
"true metallers" GODDESS OF DESIRE, FATAL EMBRACE from Berlin,
Germany and SLIT from Malta.
For more information, visit www.metalforcesfestival.de.
- Guitarist PETER LINDGREN Quits OPETH; Replacement Announced
Peter Lindgren has stepped down from his guitar-wielding duties in OPETH
after 16 years. His official statement on the matter reads as follows:
"It is with sadness I announce that OPETH and I are going separate
ways after almost 16 years. The decision has been the toughest I've
ever made but it is the right one to make at this point in my life.
"The reason behind this is that I feel that I simply have lost
some of the enthusiasm and inspiration needed to participate in a band
that has grown from a few guys playing the music we love to a worldwide
industry. The love of music has always been, and still is, our motive,
but I personally have lost something along the way. The massive amount
of touring has taken its toll.
"OPETH has worked extremely hard to get where we are right now
and in order to persist and maintain the quality of the music, it is
necessary that we continue to work hard and always stay focused. But
in doing so, it means that we nowadays spend 18 or 19 months on the
road and I don't feel the same enthusiasm for the upcoming world tour
that I have felt earlier. I have come to a point where I realize I won't
be able to give the band 100%, and from both sides this will not be
good enough for what OPETH stands for. I will always love playing, listening
to, and living music, but I will do it differently from now on.
"These years has easily been the best of my life and I will always
cherish the memory of what we have experienced together.
"I would like to thank the band, our management, record label people,
all the bands I've made friends with for everything. Most of all, I
would like to thank the fans from the depth of my heart for the support
throughout the years.
'I wish Mikael, Martin, Per and Axe all the best and I am confident
they will continue doing the greatest music in the world!!"
Fredrik Åkesson (ex-ARCH ENEMY, KRUX, TALISMAN) has been confirmed
as the new guitarist in OPETH.
Says OPETH leader Mikael Åkerfeldt: "Well, I think it's too
soon right now to fully be able to explain what I feel.
"Peter and I had been working in this band together for almost
half of our lives and we shared some unforgettable experiences together
all over the world. We will obviously remain friends and this 'break-up'
has been on very good terms from both sides. We all wish him the best
of luck with his future ventures!
"Fredrik was the only name that popped up thinking about a replacement
for Peter. In my opinion he's one of the top three guitar players out
of Sweden. We all get along great as we've known each other for maybe
four years and he already has the experience to take on the circus-like
lifestyle we lead as members of OPETH.
"I can't wait to see what he can bring to the table musically and
also to get out on the roads touring together. His first gig will be
at the Ilosaarirock festival [July 13-15 in Joensuu] in Finland. I'm
sure he'll shit his pants before that one, but then again...so will
- IN FLAMMEN Open Air News
13.07.-14.07.2007 Torgau / Brückenkopf
DAWN OF FATE
MIGHT OF LILITH
SILENTIUM NOCTIS (I)
- SATYRICON, SOILWORK, PRO-PAIN Confirmed For Austria's SOUL OF METAL
SATYRICON, SOILWORK, PRO-PAIN and SAMAEL are among the confirmed bands
for the Soul Of Metal festival, set to take place June 29-30 in Hargelsberg,
Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
ALL FALLS DOWN
EYE OF BETRAYER
LEGACY OF HATE
LORDS OF DECADENCE
For more information, visit www.soulofmetal.at.
- MARSHALL LAW Pulls Out Of HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR, INTENSE Steps In
Long-running Birmingham, U.K. metallers MARSHALL LAW have cancelled
their appearance at the Headbanger's Open Air (set to take place June
13-14 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany) because they still haven't
found a replacement for drummer Pete Hunt who left the band last November.
Newly confirmed for the festival are fellow U.K. metallers INTENSE.
Headbanger's Open Air festival billing:
RAVEN BLACK NIGHT
For more information, visit
- TESTAMENT: East Coast Dates Announced
Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT have announced several
East Coast dates July. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows:
Jul. 06 - Mortegliano (Udine), Italy @ Festa in Tenda
Jul. 07 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands @Waldrock Festival
Jul. 13 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Jul. 14 - Sayreville, NJ @ Sounds Of The Underground
Jul. 15 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Jul. 16 - Southbridge, MA @ ADC Performance Center
Jul. 19 - Rieden, Germany @ Earthshaker Fest
Jul. 27 - Taipei, Taiwan - Formoz Fest
Jul. 28 - Incheon City, Korea - Pentaport Rock Fest
Aug. 16 - Derbyshire, U.K. @ Bloodstock O.A. Fest
Aug. 17 - Oulu, Finland @ Jalometalli Festival
Aug. 18 - Notodden, Norway @ Metal Heart Fest
Aug. 19 - Gotenborg, Sweden @ TBC
Aug. 21 - Kolding, Denmark @ Godset
Aug. 22 - Antwerpen, Belgium @ Hof Ter Loo
Aug. 23 - Deventer, Holland @ Burgerweeshuis
Aug. 24 - Bergen, Norway @ Hole in the Sky - Bergen Metal Fest
Aug. 25 - Gemunden, Germany @ Up From The Ground Open Air Fest
Aug. 31 - Rimini, Italy @ Velvet
Sep. 01 - Palmaggio-Casserta, Italy @ Route to Hell Fest
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 July/August for a
tentative late 2007/early 2008 release. "It's been a long time
coming," Billy said. "This new album is like a good wine:
You throw in the grapes and crush."
TESTAMENT is currently unsigned in the U.S. and Europe after parting
ways with Spitfire Records earlier in the year (the Spitfire Records
catalog was acquired last summer by Redux Records, the company formerly
known as Sheridan Square Entertainment). A Japanese deal with Universal
Spitfire released a TESTAMENT compilation, "The Spitfire Collection",
in February. Consisting of tracks from such Spitfire titles as "The
Gathering", "Demonic", "Live at the Fillmore",
"First Strike Still Deadly" and "Live in London",
the 14-track set chronicles an era that ultimately saw the original
TESTAMENT reunite for a successful 2005 tour.
|June 18th, 2007
- Metalcamp News
DEAD SOUL TRIBE confirmed!
Another dark pearl in the program of your headbanger’s holidays,
will be DEAD SOUL TRIBE, who will present their newest Album “A
Lullaby For The Devil” at the Slovenian festival for the very
first time. In addition to that, the band prepares an exclusive “Best
of DEAD SOUL TRIBE Show”, which will be included within their
performance at METALCAMP 07. A real treat for people who still love
Devon’s former band Psychotic Waltz! DEAD SOUL TRIBE grant to
play some selected songs of their “ancestors”.
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 DEAD SOUL TRIBE SADIST
ANIMOSITY PROSPECT NOCTIFERIA EVENTIDE ARS MORIENDI SARDONIC + many
Talent forum bands:
ABSTRACT RAPTURE AMNESIA AWAKE BEFORE THE FALL BURDEN OF GRIEF CORPSE
GRINDER CRIPPER DEATH MECHANISM DIVINUS EPSILON EXTERMINATOR FORGOTTEN
EDEN INCITER IRREVERENCE LEVIATHANE LOW-CHI MIDNIGHTSTORM NEED NERVECELL
OBNOUNCE PENITENZIAGITE PERISHING MANKIND PINCHBECK PORTIKUS RAGESPECT
REPLICA RUNAMOK SABAIUM SEKTOR 7 SPECTRE DRAGON THE COLD EXISTENCE THE
EMBODIMENT VERITAS MENTIS ZVIER + many more!
- THRASH METALS’ OLD SCHOOL: NEW FILM RELEASED
BARNAGET, NJ- “Born in The Basement” a documentary from
filmmaker/ OVERKILL founder RAT SKATES, will be released on May 12,
2007 by Kundrat Productions
Written and narrated by Skates, this is an autobiographical journey
that begins in 1980, when the East Coast of North America experienced
a massive culture clash of Punk, Disco, Stoner Music, New Wave and Heavy
Metal. Frustrated by this suburban identity crisis and fueled by "The
New Wave of British Heavy Metal,” a small group of energetic youths
was unknowingly creating the most extreme music ever to assault global
eardrums – Thrash Metal.
Skates was one of the most recognized pioneers of the movement. This
is a drive through his tunnel vision to success, and the philosophy
that turned his dreams into reality...THE "DIY" MINDSET!
From milk-crate drum risers to toll-booth advertising and brain-washing
girlfriends, this movie boldly goes well behind the scenes, deep into
the NY/NJ cover band circuit and pre-digital tape-trading underground
to candidly reveal the hidden hurdles that every young musician must
jump in the quest for rock stardom, the passion of their vision, and
dedication to their family...
Conquering the skeptics and obliterating the odds, this vivid recollection
of creating OVERKILL as part of a groundbreaking culture in un-chartered
territory is told in true down-to-earth "Old School" spirit.
“Born in The Basement” is an inspirational story of perseverance,
where his imagination met a desire that turned into obsession...the
true, naked secrets of success are exposed, and the realities that eternally
The film has been receiving noteworthy acclaim for its candidness: an
open, honest, internal assessment of an overlooked time period that
began the most significant pivotal point in Metal. Recently, the movie
was privately screened by some well-known personnel in the industry:
SCOTT IAN (ANTHRAX) said, “This looks deep into the scene we came
up in and should be required viewing for anyone starting a career in
music,” while JAY JAY FRENCH (TWISTED SISTER) agrees: “This
exposes the deep inner-workings of a musician’s vision and dedication,
and the dirty little secrets of success in this business for any band,
from any genre.” Fellow Thrash pioneers GARY HOLT (EXODUS) and
CHARLIE BENANTE (ANTHRAX) both “relived their past…very
entertaining and 100% old school.” In the re-surfacing of his
un-inhibited style, DAVID ELLEFSON (EX-MEGADETH) said, “Rat is
a great MC for our community. This is a really ballsy retrospect.”
Skates and Director Lori DeAngelis-Kundrat combined for an “affectionate
and humorous” (RICHARD BIENSTOCK, GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE), “funny
and compelling” (STEVEN BLUSH, AMERICAN HARDCORE) combination
that CHEETAH CHROME (DEAD BOYS) sums up as “well told, with a
lot of heart, and a hell of a lot of fun!”
“Born in the Basement” contains never-before-seen or heard
video, music and photos from the personal archives of Skates and Lori
DeAngelis-Kundrat; it is packed with a huge variety of rare material
from the bands, people and places that are part of this story; never-before
seen or heard, anywhere, including a television performance and interview
(1985), rough cuts from an aborted documentary (1986), radio interviews
(1986), and recent interviews with Riff Thunder (Overkill founding guitarist)
and Billy Vector (vocalist of the Lubricunts)
Read the full reviews, view the trailer, check out some amazing history
and purchase the DVD exclusively at www.ratskates.com
Rat has been professionally involved in the filmmaking industry since
1999, writing and producing a wide variety of projects from corporate
advertising and television commercials to the performing arts. He has
also been working with Director Rick Ernst on the documentary Get Thrashed
as Associate Producer since 2004. Lori DeAngelis-Kundrat is a writer
and photographer and this film is her debut as a director.
- NUCLEAR BLAST Anniversary CD 'Into The Light': Details Revealed
RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski recently completed work on a compilation
CD to celebrate Nuclear Blast Records' 20th anniversary, entitled "Into
the Light". Smolski composed, recorded and produced 10 songs for
various metal artists that are part of the Nuclear Blast history, including
a track that is being recorded and performed by his own band.
"Into the Light" will be released as double-CD, featuring
a bonus disc with classics, rare tracks and brand new songs. Also, watch
out for "Into the Light"'s dark twin "Out of the Dark",
coming in the second half of 2007.
"Into the Light" track listing:
01. Dirty Wings (feat. Tobias Sammet)
02. Terrified (feat. Peter Peavy Wagner)
03. Ruling The World (feat. Tony Kakko)
04. Death Is Alive (feat. Mats Leven)
05. Bloodsucker (feat. Marcel Schmier Schirmer)
06. Slaves To The Desert (feat. Hansi Kürsch)
07. A Perfect Day (feat. Andi Deris)
08. Eternally (feat. Oddleif Stensland)
09. Inner Sanctuary (feat. Marco Hietala)
10. In The Picture (feat. Tarja Turunen)
01. HAMMERFALL - Hearts on Fire
02. HELLOWEEN - The Madness Of The Crowds (Japan-Bonus 'Dark Ride' album)
03. GOTTHARD - El Traidor (Anytime, Anywhere Spanish version) *
04. AFTER FOREVER - Sweet Enclosure *
05. RIDE THE SKY - New Protection (new band of Uli Kusch) *
06. THUNDERSTONE - Forevermore
07. THRESHOLD - Slipstream
08. AMORPHIS - The Smoke
09. CANDLEMASS - Devil Seed (brandnew song) *
10. SIRENIA - The Other Side
* new song or rare bonus track.
Victor Smolski - Songwriting, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Andre Hilgers, Volker Schultz - Drums
Jan-Michael Keller - Bass
Andreas Dirksmeier - Keyboards
Mario LeMole, Jen Majura - Backing Vocals
Tobias Sammet (EDGUY)
Peavy Wagner (RAGE)
Tony Kakko (SONATA ARCTICA)
Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN)
Mats Leven (THERION, KRUX)
Andi Deris (HELLOWEEN)
Oddleif Stensland (COMMUNIC)
- Seduced by Suicide News
Seduced by Suicide - Live videos of the first show are available
SEDUCED BY SUICIDE, the gothic rock band formed by Earth (Blood Tears
- doom metal), posted four videos of its first show, made in Porto Alegre.
This show featured the guest musicians Geraldo Aita (guitars - Burning
in Hell), Maurício Pezzi (keyboards - Fermata) and César
Campos (drums - Nebulousky) playing with Earth, who was responsible
by all the vocals and bass.
The recorded videos are:
- Her Death By My Side - new song which will be part of the new single,
and will feature Geraldo Aita, guitarist of Burning in Hell.
- I Was Made For Loving You - gothic rock cover of a KISS' song from
their "disco" era.
- My Sweetest Choice (sample) - one of the most popular songs of Seduced
by Suicide, available in the band's MCD Gothic Dream, released in 2006.
- My Best Just For You (sample) - another new song, which will be just
played live for a while.
All the videos are available in the band's MySpace page - www.myspace.com/seducedbysuicide
The next show of Seduced by Suicide will be in the band's home city,
Caxias do Sul, on II Necessary Evil Festival, along with the gothic
and doom bands A Sorrowful Dream, Desolate Ways and Estação
das Brumas. Every information of the festival is available at www.nitross.com/necessaryevil:
- the Overture Of The Wicked EP - helping ICED EARTH secure world domination
-Overture Of The Wicked-
On June 5th, America's beloved heavy metal flag bearers Iced Earth return
to action and set the stage for their upcoming double-album epic!
The Overture Of The Wicked EP features the brand new, hard-hitting track
"Ten Thousand Strong" along with a special 2007 version of
the Something Wicked trilogy (originally appearing as the closing to
1998's classic "Something Wicked This Way Comes" album.) This
release is the prelude to the full-length album Framing Armageddon (Something
Wicked Part 1), coming this fall.
Led as always by guitarist/composer Jon Schaffer and featuring the soaring
vocal mastery of Tim Owens, Iced Earth returns stronger than ever and
are about to embark on the most ambitious journey of their career.
Schaffer explains: "The Something Wicked trilogy (comprised of
the songs "Prophecy", "Birth of the Wicked", and
"The Coming Curse") has been completely rerecorded. From the
ground up this is a more vicious and more atmospheric version of the
epic piece. All of the vocals have been redone, obviously by Tim Owens,
who did a masterful job at retaining the passion and honesty of the
original, and still put his stamp on it and made it his own. We also
put in some teaser atmospheric things that will give you a hint of things
to come on Part 1. But just a hint...we don't want to spoil any surprises."
"For those of you that aren't familiar with the old version or
the Something Wicked story at all, you should check it out. The original
trilogy is just an overview of the story that begins 12,000 years ago
and leads us to modern day. You should look at the trilogy as an introduction
to this whole epic. What is coming next in the two parts is a far more
in depth look into this very tragic, heavy and apocalyptic sci-fi/fantasy
A full tour of North America is in the planning stages - more details
will be available soon.
"This new version of the trilogy is excellent, but only after the
initial shock of hearing all the changes—and
changes are exactly what Jon should have made when re-recording these
songs!" - Tartarean Desire
"It's more aggressive and faster paced than the original was and
I am sure this will become an EP that all
Iced Earth fans will seek out and place proudly among their Metal collections."
- Sea of Tranquility
- PARADISE LOST - Exclusive full album stream @ MySpace; launch new
British founding fathers of Gothic Metal, PARADISE LOST, will release
their highly anticipated new album “In Requiem” on May 21st,
2007. To get a full impression of this brilliant dark opus, you can
stream the entire album from Friday, May 11th on at the band’s
official MySpace page: www.myspace.com/paradiselostuk.
Note that the album can be streamed only for one week, so check it out
now! At PARADISE LOST’s MySpace page you can also watch the band’s
gloomy clip for “The Enemy” filmed by acclaimed director
In addition to that, PARADISE LOST will premier their completely redesigned
website on May 11th, too, so be sure to pay a visit to http://www.paradiselost.co.uk!
Discover further details about “In Requiem” and the band’s
most recent single “The Enemy” as well as win some exclusive
PARADISE LOST items at the band’s E-card, to visit it simply follow
this link: http://ecard.centurymedia.com/paradiselost/
- NOCTURNAL RITES - New E-card online; post new video message &
Swedish melodic/power metal outfit NOCTURNAL RITES present you their
brand-new E-card revealing more details on the band’s upcoming
eighth studio album “The 8th Sin”, out on Century Media
Records May 28, 2007. At the E-card you can listen to several tracks
off “The 8th Sin”, watch the band’s clip for “Never
Again”, check the latest tour dates as well as win some exclusive
NOCTURNAL RITES t-shirts! Visit it now @ http://ecard.centurymedia.com/nocturnalrites
As a special treat for all NOCTURNAL RITES fans, the band has posted
a new video message, check it out HERE
Furthermore, you can also watch some cool footage of NOCTURNAL RITES
performing “Never Trust” live at this year’s Gates
Of Metal Boat(!!!), watch it HERE
More NOCTURNAL RITES clips are available at the band’s official
YouTube.com channel, you’ll find it @ http://youtube.com/noctv
So enjoy some audiovisual Swedish metal insanity and get ready to bang
your head on NOCTURNAL RITES’ masterly new album “The 8th
Press on “The 8th Sin”:
“Ultimately a diverse and eclectic album, fans of melodic heavy
rock as well as massive power metal should enjoy at instant!”
METAL HAMMER (D)
“Modern sounds, powerful riffs and epic choruses gorgeously combined!”
- HIMSA - first studio report video online!
Straight from the recording studio one of the latest additions to the
Century Media family, HIMSA, allows you an insight into the work on
their on their upcoming Century Media Records debut, which is expected
to surface later this year!
You can watch HIMSA’s “Making Of – Part I” by
The group will track the drums, bass and guitars with Steve Carter (who
produced HIMSA's “Courting Tragedy and Disaster” album);
Devin Townsend (Lamb of God, Darkest Hour) will be tracking vocals and
Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn) will be handling mixing
duties. Bassist Derek Harn states:
“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
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.”
More video clips from HIMSA recording their newest slab of vicious thrashing
metal insanity will follow soon!
For more info visit:
- DARK TRANQUILLITY - New album “Fiction” enters Swedish,
Finnish, German & Italian charts!
Swedish melodic death metal legend DARK TRANQUILLITY is glad to announce
that their new album “Fiction”, which has been released
via Century Media Records on April 23, 2007, has entered the official
album charts in the following countries:
Week No.1: #12
Week No.1: #59
Week No.1: #19
Week No.1: #34
Italiy Indie charts:
Week No.1: #9
Congratulations! If you have not checked out the DARK TRANQUILLITY’s
new masterpiece “Fiction”, make sure you check out the new
tracks “Focus Shift” and “Terminus (Where Death Is
Most Alive)” at the band’s MySpace profile: http://www.myspace.com/dtofficial
Furthermore, don’t miss DARK TRANQUILLITY live at some of this
year’s Summer festivals, the following festival appearances have
already been confirmed:
14.06.2007 Hulsfred (S) @ Hulsfred Festival
22.06.2007 Balingen (D) @ Bang Your Head Festival
24.06.2007 Clisson (F) @ Hellfest
07.07.2007 Riga (LV) @ Metal Show IV
13.07.2007 Arvika (S) @ Arvikafestivalen
18.08.2007 Dinkelsbuehl (D) @ Summer Breeze Open Air
Watch DARK TRANQUILLITY’s video clip for “Focus Shift”
- KEKAL’S, “THE HABIT OF FIRE” STREAMING IN IT’S
Open Grave Records is currently streaming the entire new album from
Indonesian metal band, KEKAL. This is their sixth album, “The
Habit of Fire”, which releases in North America, Australia and
Japan on May 15th.
Described as "an experimental (but yet accessible) 70-minute epic
concept album of urban avantgarde metal, with a liberal use of electronic
elements and mix of countless musical sub-genres to accompany their
trademark guitar-driven soundscapes," "The Habit of Fire"
features the following track listing:
01. Prelude: Worldhate Chronicle
02. The Gathering of Ants
03. Isolated I
04. Manipulator Generals (Part I of Dictatorship)
I. Failure is The System
II. The Precaution of Aftermath
III. Decadence and Excess
05. Our Urban Industry Runs Monotonously
06. To Whom It May Concern
07. Free Association
08. Historicity and State of Mind (Part II of Dictatorship)
I. Repeated Patterns
09. Postlude: Saat Kemarau
10. A Real Life to Fear About
I. What on Earth Am I Here For?
II. The Habit of Fire
III. Subterranean Passageways
IV. A Road Above, A Road Ahead
V. Finding A Way to Stand Up Again
The album is set to stream now through August 21st. Visit http://www.opengraverecords.com
- KING DIAMOND To Tour North America Next Spring
has learned that KING DIAMOND is currently putting together a "blockbuster"
North American touring package for the spring of 2008. More details,
including other participating bands and exact cities/dates, will be
- DORO: New Version Of WARLOCK Classic 'All We Are' Due
Doro Pesch recently recorded a new version of the WARLOCK classic "All
We Are" with a backing band consisting of DESTRUCTION frontman
Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, AFTER FOREVER guitarist Bas Maas
and well-known session drummer Tim Husung. The 45-minute CD, which will
include other rare material and bonus video footage, will be released
on May 25 via AFM Records.
Pesch — along with Schirmer, Maas and Husun — performed
"All We Are" live at a boxing match on March 30 between German
female boxing champion (and Doro's close friend) Regina Halmich and
German TV personality/comedian Stefan Raab. Doro played the track as
Halmich's intro theme and the fight was broadcast live via German TV
station Pro Sieben. Watch the performance online at YouTube.
Doro originally wrote and recorded the track "She's like Thunder"
as a theme song for Halmich's fights. A new version of the song, re-titled
"We're like Thunder", featuring Halmich, was released in September
2005 via AFM Records.
- IRON MAIDEN Announces 'A Matter Of The Beast Summer Tour '07'
In acknowledgement of the 25th anniversary of the release of their seminal
album "The Number of the Beast" and the tremendous international
success of their recent album "A Matter of Life and Death",
IRON MAIDEN's forthcoming June dates in Europe will go under the banner
of "A Matter Of The Beast Summer Tour 07". The band will be
playing five songs from each of these albums plus other fan favorites
and will be taking out a full-on stage production which will include
the final appearances of Eddie's notorious tank!
Says vocalist Bruce Dickinson: "It's always a lot of fun for us
to play outdoors in the summer. It tends to be a different vibe to playing
indoors, much more of a party atmosphere so it's good to put together
a set list that matches this. There has been a lot of interest in the
25th anniversary of the release of 'Number of the Beast' so we thought
it would be great to give the fans a bit of extra Beast this summer
to acknowledge this."
- METALMANIA FESTIVAL 2008: First Details Announced
The 22nd edition of Metalmania Festival — the biggest metal fest
in Central-Eastern Europe — will take place on March 8, 2008 at
the Spodek Hall in Katowice, Poland. As usual, there will be two stages
where over 20 bands will perform for thousands of metal freaks.
Metalmania Festival has a long and great history. Running for over 20
years, it has become the biggest and the most important metal festival
in Poland. Its name is also very well known outside Poland and, every
year, it brings more and more foreign visitors.
In March 2007 Metal Mind Productions released "Metalmania 2006"
DVD+CD. The DVD includes highlights of memorable performances by such
great metal acts as MOONSPELL, ACID DRINKERS, ANATHEMA, NEVERMORE, VESANIA,
1349, HUNTER and HIERONYMUS BOSCH, among others. The CD serves as an
introduction to some of the other interesting, if not as popular, acts
that performed on the side stage of the festival.
The 2007 edition of the festival, which took place on March 24, included
appearances by such great bands as TESTAMENT, PARADISE LOST, MY DYING
BRIDE, ENTOMBED, and JORN, to name a few. BLAZE BAYLEY's and DARZAMAT's
shows were recorded for the future DVD releases.
Bands interested in performing on the side stage at Metalmania 2008
can send their application (bio, link to web site, link to mp3 files
etc) to the following e-mail address: [email protected].
Deadline: November 30, 2007.