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June 29th, 2007

    NEVERMORE, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, DESTRUCTION and ANNIHILATOR will team up for the Thrash Domination 07 festival, set to take place late September in Tokyo, Japan. The details are as follows:

    Sep. 22 - Tokyo, JPN @ Club Citta
    Sep. 23 - Tokyo, JPN @ Club Citta
  • CHRIS CORNELL Schedules Tour Dates

    According to the Chris Cornell Fan Page, former AUDIOSLAVE and SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell has scheduled the following tour dates:

    Jun. 27 - Carling Academy, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Jun. 29 - Rockwave Festival, Athens, Greece
    Jul. 02 - Quart Festival, Kristiansand, Norway
    Jul. 06 - Red Rock Festival, Luxembourg
    Jul. 07 - Live Earth Benefit, HSH Nordbank Arena, Hamburg, Germany
    Jul. 10 - The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
    Jul. 11 - Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, CA
    Jul. 13 - The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
    Jul. 14 - Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
    Jul. 16 - Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis, MN
    Jul. 17 - The Eagles Club/The Rave, Milwaukee, WI
    Jul. 18 - Congress Theater, Chicago, IL
    Jul. 20 - Massey Hall Toronto, ON, Canada
    Jul. 21 - Cayuga County Fairgrounds, Weedsport, NY
    Jul. 22 - State Theater, Detroit, MI
    Jul. 24 - Bank of America Pavillion, Boston, MA
    Jul. 25 - Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
    Jul. 27 - Borgata Center, Atlantic City, NJ
    Jul. 28 - Sovereign PAC, Reading, PA
    Jul. 29 - Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
    Jul. 31 - Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
    Aug. 04 - Viejas Casino Concerts in the Park, Alpine, CA
    Aug. 12 - Metal Hammer Festival, Spodek Arena, Katowice, Poland
    Aug. 14 - Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary
    Aug. 15 - Frequency Festival, Austria
    Aug. 17 - Pukkelpop Festival, Belgium
    Aug. 18 - Lowlands Festival, Netherlands
    Aug. 19 - Highfield Festival, Germany
    Aug. 21 - Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Aug. 22 - Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
    Aug. 24 - Dognvillfestivalen, Tromsø, Norway
    Aug. 25 - Parkenfestivalen, Bodø, Norway
    Aug. 27 - Globens Annex, Stockholm, Sweden
    Aug. 29 - Helsingin Jäähalli, Helsinki, Finland
    Sep. 01 - Rock n Coke Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
    Sep. 08 - Laugardalshall, Reyjavik, Iceland
  • ALCEST debut album to be released 6th of August

    Music from another world. A world full of beauty, intense joy and light, but also filled with yearning and nostalgia. The debut album by ALCEST is a record that already now can be regarded as a peerless landmark.
    ALCEST "Souvenirs d'un autre monde" will be released on August 6 and will contain the following titles:

    1. Printemps emeraude
    2. Sounvenirs d'un autre monde (pre-listening full title)
    3. Les Iris
    4. Ciel errant
    5. Sur l'autre rive je t'attendrai
    6. Tir Nan Og

  • Tenhi "Folk Aesthetic 1996-2006" to be released 06.08.2007

    Good news for anyone who has been craving for rare and unreleased material from TENHI.
    "We just finished mastering the music and completing the cover artwork of the 10th year celebration compilation album called Tenhi 'Folk Aesthetic 1996-2006'. It includes over three hours of rare and unreleased material from the years 1996-2006. The idea is to make a "book-like" format with some info about each song, lyrics and translations and more. I also drew the artwork specially for it. More news posted soon about the release date."

    Tyko / TENHI

    The 3CD album will be packaged as a noble digibook with 76 pages booklet, liner notes and special artwork and drawings by Tyko.

    presented by Metal Hammer Germany

    13.11.2007 (D) HANNOVER / Musikzentrum
    14.11.2007 (D) ESSEN / Zeche Carl
    15.11.2007 (D) BERLIN / Columbia Club
    16.11.2007 (D) GLAUCHAU / Alte Spinnerei
    17.11.2007 (D) LINDAU / Club Vaudeville
    18.11.2007 (CH) PRATTELN / Z7
    20.11.2007 (D) SAARBRÜCKEN / Roxy
    21.11.2007 (D) MÜNCHEN / Metropolis
    22.11.2007 (D) ASCHAFFENBURG / Colos-Saal
    23.11.2007 (NL) UTRECHT / Helling
    24.11.2007 (NL) DORECHT / Bibelot
    25.11.2007 (B) VOSSELAAR / Biebob
    27.11.2007 (S) GOTHENBURG / Sticky Fingers
    28.11.2007 (N) OSLO / Rockefeller
    29.11.2007 (S) STOCKHOLM / Klubben
    01.12.2007 (FIN) HELSINKI / Nosturi

    Annaberg-Buchholz Area "Neu Amerika"
    (South East Germany)
    13th & 14th of July 2007

    WATAIN (Swe)
    ANDRAS (Ger)

    Order Your Ticket Now!!!!!!
    (limited Tickets !)

    Weekend: 25 euro in advance - Door: 30 euro
    Friday: 15 euro
    Saturday: 20 euro
    find the order form under www.thunders-over-miriquidi.de section tickets
    or write a mail to: [email protected]
  • Entombed & Birdflesh MySpace Premieres

    Candlelight has posted new songs from Entombed and Birdflesh to its official MySpace page. The songs are from upcoming albums due this summer.

    "Serpent Saints" is the title track from Entombed's new album set to hit stores July 31. The album closes a near four year gap; it following the special 2cd reissue of the band’s highly regarded Inferno album. The album presents the band continuing to expand their signature sound as they embrace ten brand new songs. With European dates already booked the band look to return to the US for the first time since 2004 in late fall/early winter 2008. Since their formation, giving rise to the classic “Swedish death metal” sound, the recently inducted Decibel Magazine’s “Hall of Fame” band have consistently up’ed the ante on each and every album, often adding unexpected curves along the way.

    "Arabian Jesus" is the fifth track from Mondo Musicale, the third album from grindcore favorites Birdflesh. A recent headliner at the fifth annual Maryland Death Festival, the song showcases equal parts brutality and speed (with the band's characteristic heavy dose of unbridled humor), Birdflesh are a perfect fit for fans of Municipal Waste, Macabre, Rotten Sound and more. Mondo Musicale hits US stores on July 17.

    Visit for a list at www.myspace.com/candlelightrecordsusa

June 24th, 2007
  • MEGADETH: 'United Abominations' Enters Norwegian Chart At No. 21

    MEGADETH's latest album, "United Abominations", has entered the Norwegian chart at No. 21. As previously reported, the CD also debuted on the Italian chart at No. 24 and U.K. chart at No. 23, making it the band's highest-charting LP in the U.K. since 1994's "Youthanasia", which peaked at No. 6. MEGADETH's last album, "The System Has Failed", debuted at No. 60 on the U.K. chart. "United Abominations" also debuted at No. 23 on the official Australian ARIA (Australian Record Industry Association) chart.

    According to Hits Daily Double, MEGADETH is on track to sell around 60,000 copies of its latest CD, "United Abominations", in the United States in its first week of release to land in the Top 10 (possibly Top 5) of the Billboard chart. This is more than the 46,000 first-week tally registered by its predecessor, "The System Has Failed" (which debuted at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart), and is in line with the 61,000 opening number of 2001's "The World Needs A Hero" (No. 16).

    Italian melodic power metallers VISION DIVINE, the brainchild of ex-LABYRINTH mastermind Olaf Thörsen, have been confirmed for the Total Metal Festival, set to take place Saturday, September 15 at the soccer stadium of Noicattaro in Bari, Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


    VISION DIVINE's new album, "The 25th Hour", will be released on June 4 via Scarlet Records. The CD's production was once again handled by Timo Tolkki (STRATOVARIUS) and Luigi Stefanini at the New Sin Studios.
  • KAMELOT, FIREWIND To Team Up For Japanese Tour

    KAMELOT and FIREWIND will team up for a Japanese tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows:

    Oct. 10 – Tokyo, JPN - Shibuya O-East
    Oct. 11 - Osaka, JPN - Shinsaibashi Club Quattro
    Oct. 12 - Nagoya, JPN - Bottom Line
    Oct. 14 - Yokohama, JPN - Yokohama Blitz
  • MEGADETH Mainman: No GIGANTOUR Until 2008

    MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site:

    "We just got back recently from the HEAVEN AND HELL tour and are celebrating our new release 'United Abominations'. It will be just over a week until we fly overseas to celebrate with you in Europe and the U'K.

    "I can't tell you how excited we are with the new record and your reaction to it. We are seeing tremendous interest around the world and can't wait to play the new songs for you.

    "Just so you know, we are looking to visit Euro/U.K. for the next month, ending in Tel Aviv; go out for a brief tour in the states the month of September or so; go internationally touring again the month of November; and maybe some special shows in December. This is all subject to change — so don't hold me to it.

    "Gigantour will not be happening until 2008 due to time constraints, and we will let you know upon further information and scheduling permits. "Thanks again to BLACK SABBATH and MACHINE HEAD and DOWN for the last couple of months touring time together. Best wishes to HEAVEN AND HELL overseas, too.

    "Lastly, I really enjoyed meeting everyone on the last tour; especially the time in the interviews (because those usually sucked in the past)."
  • SAXON: More European Tour Dates Announced

    British heavy metal veterans SAXON have lined up the following tour dates:

    Jun. 29 - GER Dischingen Rock am Härtsfeldsee
    Aug. 02 - GER Wacken Wacken Open Air
    Aug. 11 - GER Balve Rock am Schloß
    Sep. 14 - GER Nürnberg Löwensaal
    Sep. 15 - F Strasbourg La Laiterie
    Sep. 16 - AUT Hohenems Eventcenter
    Sep. 18 - AUT Salzburg Rockhouse
    Sep. 19 - CZ Praha Retro Music Hall
    Sep. 20 - HUN Budapest Petofi Hall
    Sep. 21 - SER Beograd SKC
    Sep. 22 - CRO Zagreb Boogaloo Club
  • Theatres des Vampires are proud to announce their participation at BATTLE OF METAL 2007 In Geiselwind, Germany.

    One of the finest Metal festivals in Germany. A festival that will cover ALL kinds of metal styles, from Black metal, to Gothic Metal, to Power..

    The festival will take place from July 5 to July 7, 2007. The date of the Theatres des Vampires Concert will be announced soon.

    3 Days full of metal!
    30 Bands!
    2 Stages!
    Shopping areas!
    Camping areas!
    After show parties!!

    Some names of the bands?

    Paradise Lost, Black Label Society, Sister of Mercy, Satyricon, Samael, Behemoth, In Extremo, Deathstars...
    and NATURALLY, your favourite vampire gothic metal heroes! THEATRES DES VAMPIRES.

    During the festival the FIRST European Theatres des Vampires fan club meeting will be organized. Theatres des Vampire’s fans will come from ALL OVER Europe, and there will be an autograph session with ALL the fans! The day of the meeting will be announced soon!!!

    Some infos for the fan club meeting:

    Camping & Club Special for Geiselwind Open Air "Battle of Metal“ 2007

    To your Fan Clubs, Biker Clubs and Clubs&Groups at all! ;)

    VIP Camping at this Festival? Great, because this means that you will have the opportunity to book your own camping area.

    If groups are interested this will offer a direct view of the main stage - from your tent ... That’s got to be a unique experience – always on eye-level with the bands! Also the Camping is open till Monday before the Festival and is for free to all people who have a camping and a Festival Ticket. There are Holiday Funparks, 24 hour Shops, forests, Disco, Bar, Clubs, Burgerking, Internetcafe´and much more and a very important fact: Clean Showers, because everywhere at the Festival Area you can find clean Wc´s! You mustn’t use DIXIS! ;) Where you can find 1 week Holidays for 5,-€?

    So reserve your own camping area exclusively!

    Some fan club members would like to camp, others prefer to stay at a hotel?
    No problem! You can also reserve rooms through our hotel booking service. Please contact:

    Christine Halbleib & Susanne Schreiber
    Hotel Hotline Tel. +49 - (0)9556-18600 or got to www.battleofmetal.de & www.geiselwind-openair.com
    There is only limited room available for fan clubs. Spaces are allocated strictly on a first-come-first-serve basis!

    For any infos:


    HOLYYWOOD – Since reuniting in January 07’ to perform a benefit concert, GREAT WHITE has moved forward and hit the studio for their first album in 8 years. “It’s just like old times,” states lead singer, Jack Russell. “There’s a bond that forms between people that is very special. I’ve missed my friends.”

    2007 marks GREAT WHITES 25th Anniversary, so original members Jack Russell (vocals), Mark Kendall (lead Guitar), Audie Desbrow (drums), Michael Lardie (Guitar/keyboards) and Sean McNabb (bass) have been in studio the last few months writing and recording. “Back To The Rhythm” is being mixed, produced, and engineered by band member Michael Lardie while collectively all are adding their sounds to the mix. “The new songs sound fresh to me, very GREAT WHITE, but with an approach of what we sound like in a live performance situation,” explains Michael Lardie. “Kendall and I are having fun channeling our Stones roots and playing off each other in the Richards/Woods tradition.”

    With it being their anniversary year and a new album in tow, GREAT WHITE is once again ready to rock all summer long. The band will hit the road for summer shows Nation wide to support their new album “Back To The Rhythm” [Shrapnel Records] as well as slam out all their greatest hits the fans know and love.

    The Southern California blues-rock band first took a bite out of the rock scene in 1984 and since then has achieved worldwide success, encompassing sales of over six million records. They received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance for the song "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" and earned a double platinum certification for the album “…Twice Shy”.

    The soulful, blues-based signature sound that turned songs like "Face The Day", "Rock Me" and "Save Your Love" into international hits, can also be found on the new songs which are currently being mixed by the band’s keyboard player Michael Lardie.

    The late 80's were boom years for the band, marked by non-stop touring with some of the biggest bands of the era and playing also in Europe and Japan. GREAT WHITE recorded two more albums for Capitol — “Hooked”, which was certified gold and “Psycho City”.

    Although Capitol issued a Best Of compilation in 1993, Great White had already departed the label to begin work on their next studio release, “Sail Away”, released on Zoo Records in 1994 supporting it with relentless touring. Their next release was “Let It Rock” in 1996.

    GREAT WHITE then signed with Portrait Records, an imprint founded by A&R guru John Kalodner that featured fellow hard rock acts such as Ratt. “Can’t Get There from Here” was released in 1999 and is the band’s last studio opus thus far.

    Shrapnel Records plans to release the newest album at the end of August 2007. For more information go to www.mistabone.com.

    Philadephia: Obituary have confirmed Xecutioner's Return as the title for their forthcoming album. The album's release date has been pushed forward to August 28 from the earlier announced September 11 date. The band are finalizing US touring plans now that will kick off in early September. Full tour details to be announced shortly.

    Vocalist John Tardy comments about the band's recent trip to Australia, "it took us over 20 years to get to Australia, but we finally made it and had a great time. The shows were really great and I know our fans there waited a long time for this so it was nice to finally get down there."

    The band are working with artist Andreas Marshall for the cover art for Xecutioner's Return. Marshall has worked with the band for The End Complete and their most recent record Frozen in Time. Tracking of the record has now been completed with mixing and mastering now on schedule in the coming weeks.
  • PRO-PAIN - Age of Tyranny: The Tenth Crusade

    "It's a do-or-die record from a band that could get away with coasting, one that should (in a just world, anyway) propel these guys to the top-tier ranks of bands like Hatebreed who grew up sniffing Pro-Pain's exhaust before taking the basic concept and running for the goal line with it." - Blabbermouth

    "...Pro-Pain show you why their pummeling style has lasted for 15 years." - Transform Online

    "...the punishing nature of the music and the presentation is pure Pro-Pain. It’s fast, furious post-apocalyptic hardcore full of profanity, tough guitar riffs, punchy music and raw energy." - Pitriff

    The acclaimed and respected hardcore band this year celebrates 15 years of non-stop work with the release of their tenth studio album.

    Pro-Pain have always waved the flag for the music the love while delivering a strong message showcasing their dedication to patriotism, DIY-kudos and lively independence. Age of Tyranny finds this well oiled hardcore machine digging even further into their long-regarded (and often controversial) lyrical prose turning in a corrosive and biting molten platter. Band leader Gary Meskil (vocals/bass) is as poignant as ever on “All For King George,” “Three Minutes Hate” and the anthemic album closer “Live Free (or Die Trying).” His vocals are precise; his message clear. Guitarists Tom Klimchuck and Eric Klinger turn in stellar performances as drummer JC Dwyer holds the metallic pulse together with perfect timing and thunderous beats.

    Formed by Meskil (ex-Crumbsuckers), Pro-Pain have over the years benefited from substantial support from an ever-growing fanbase, substantial international press, metal/hard rock radio and MTV's Headbanger’s Ball. In 2004, the band returned to MTV programming, clocking in regular and repeated rotation with “Can You Feel It.

    www.candlelightrecordsusa.com | www.candlelightrecords.co.uk
  • Total Fucking Destruction is the proud sponsor of the new "Brown tumor" page of RADSWIKI Radiology Website!

    "Brown tumors represent a reparative cellular process rather than a neoplastic process. This is a radiology website that anyone can edit. EVEN YOU!!! Yes... YOU!!!"


    Total Fucking shows.....

    5/26 Baltimore, MD - Sidebar - TFD w/XXX Maniacs, Phobia, Mouth Sewn Shut, Strong Intention
    5/29 Philadelphia, PA - Mill Creek Tavern - TFD w/Gut, Goretex, Age of Plague, Silveth
    6/16 Brooklyn NY - Europa - TFD w/Pig Destroyer, Genghis Tron, Carbomb
    New CD Zen And The Art Of Total Fucking Destruction out now
    on Translation Loss in the US and Bones Brigade in Europe


    Open Grave Records is pleased to announce their latest acquisition to the label, Blackmass. Blackmass hails from Brazil and has been an active band in the black metal community since 2001. Founded by Lord Aeshma, Blackmass is a catalyst of “extreme technical abilities, blasphemy and fast compositions.”

    Band members if Blackmass include: Lord Aeshma (guitars), Magnus Dux Adramelech (vocals and bass), and Verberibis Necare (drums). After working diligently on their past aural assaults including “Gloria Diaboli”, it was only natural for them to take it a step further to make the brutal and blasphemous new release entitled “Nemesis.”

    Blackmass will be going into the studio in the coming months to record their latest masterpiece to be released by Open Grave Records in December 2007. The proposed track listing for Blackmass “Nemesis” is as follows:

    Blackmass - Nemesis

    1 - Wondrous Hell's Flames
    2 - Phantoms
    3 - Long Knives Rain
    4 - Diavolul
    5 - Bleeding Heaven's Angels
    6 - Midnight Bloody Skies
    7 - Nemesis
    8 - Burn It Down
    9 - Armoured Legions
    10 - Fierce Plague
    11 - Torve Morte

    For more information on Blackmass you can go to http://www.opengraverecords.com/blackmass and http://www.blackmass.com.br

  • Hemlock Tour Dates For June And July

    Hey Everyone,

    Hemlock is back home from their first European tour and ready to start touring the states again for the summer.

    Hemlock will be touring with Total Chaos, Sixstitch, Amerikan Made, Creeping Death (metallica cover band) and Gabriels Fallen.

    Visit www.hemlockworld.com or www.myspace.com/hemlock for show details.

    June 20, Long Beach CA The Vault
    June 21 San Marcos CA The Jumping Turtle
    June 22 Victorville CA The Trilogy Theater
    June 23 Hollywood CA The Roxy
    June 24 Fresno CA Crossroads
    June 25 San Fransisco CA Thee Parkside
    June 27 Reno NV Club Underground
    June 28 Eugene OR Wow Hall
    June 29 Portland OR Satyricon
    June 30 Seattle WA Studio 7
    July 1 Spokane WA The Big Dipper
    July 4 Window Rock AZ Nakai Hall
    July 6 Tempe AZ Marquee Theater
    July 7 Las Vegas NV House of Blues
    July 8 Corona CA Showcase Theater

    Mark these dates on your calendar, call your friends, spread the word, and come out and have fun with Hemlock.

    Hemlock is proud to be sponsored by
    ESP Guitars
    EMG Pickups
    SIT Strings
    Crate Amps
    Ampeg Amps
    In Tune Guitar Picks
  • Southern Lord West Coast Summer tour announced featuring:

    sunnO)), Earth, Weedeater and Wolves In The Throne Room

    7/02 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
    7/03 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
    7/04 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
    7/06 - Portland, OR - Mt Tabor
    7/07 - Seattle, WA - El Corozan


    sunnO)) Summer European Festival Appearances:

    6/16 - Sonar Festival, Barcelona
    6/18 - Meltdown Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (w/Chrome Hoof)
    7/14 - SuperSonic Festival, Birmingham (w/ Om, Mogwai, Miasma, etc)
    7/15 - Dour Festival, Belgium (w/ Wilco, Merzbow, Wolf Eyes, etc)

    Stay tuned for info on Glorior Belli, Weedeater, Wolves In The Throne Room and other pending releases, news and live aktions from the 'Lord.

    + www.southernlord.com | blog.southernlord.com +
  • ALL THAT REMAINS confirms Mexico shows

    Massachusetts' ALL THAT REMAINS have confirmed a set of dates upon which the band will make its first appearance in Mexico. Prior to the band departing for a European trek, including an appearance at Wacken: Open Air in August, ALL THAT REMAINS will play four shows in Mexico after touring through Canada with Protest The Hero, as well as appear on a Sounds of the Underground date in New Jersey.

    "Ok, we need a new van," says frontman Phil Labonte. "This time it's the fuel pump and the main seal. Bend and Spokane, we will be back. I'm sorry we had to cancel these shows and we have already started to plan the late summer/early fall dates. Look for ATR to be back in September/October. Again, we are as bummed as you guys. Now for some good news: ATR is wicked pumped to announce we are going to be hitting Mexico for the first time! So get ready Mexico...ATR is going to tear that place apart! GET INTO IT!!!"

    Information for purchasing tickets, available Monday, is as follows:

    Mexico City: http://www.ticketmaster.com.mx
    Monterrey: http://www.cafeiguana.com.mx
    Guadalajara: http://cavaret.culturaudg.com

    ALL THAT REMAINS is continuing to support the band's latest album, 'The Fall of Ideals,' which saw a July 2006 release through Prosthetic Records. Recorded with Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage) and Peter Wichers (ex-Soilwork), the record has spawned two videos (available here) and will lead to the band's first DVD, featuring a live headlining show, videos, interviews and behind the scenes footage. Details on the release of the ALL THAT REMAINS DVD will be available shortly.


    7/14 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom Outside (Sounds of the Underground)

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

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

    "All That Remains have delivered the record of their career…If 2004’s This Darkened Heart placed the New England NWOAHM band on the map, this follow-up will take them all over it." 9/10 – Decibel

    “All That Remains have always been one of the more accomplished bands of the genre, and the increased use of clean vocals and contagious melodies has made The Fall of Ideals an improvement from its solid predecessor, This Darkened Heart.” – Blabbermouth

    “All That Remains has become a group that has honed its craft and perfected its trade to the point of being undeniably appealing, and here’s hoping that The Fall of Ideals will catch on.” 8/10 – Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles

    “All That Remains have worked their balls off for years, touring the world playing second fiddle to a variety of like-minded bands and rustling up a decent following in the process. What they’ve also done is sharpen up their skills to the point where The Fall of Ideals bears all the hallmarks of a classic.” KKKKK – Kerrang

    “This album is easily one of the top five heavy music records of 2006…get ready to spin your head around until you damage cervical vertebrae, numbers two and three.” – Metal Edge

    “For those new to the style and new to ATR – let this be your diving board into some of the meatiest metal-fun around.” 9/10 – Metal Hammer

  • Exterminance / Sapremia Split Art Available Now
    Demon Dog Sperm – Hopeless Track Listing and Cover Available Now

    Open Grave Records and recording artists Exterminance and Sapremia have released the final album artwork for the upcoming split cd entitled “Hollow”. The album is due for release on August 28, 2007. Exterminance’s “Vomiting the Trinity” (July 17th , 2007) and Sapremia’s upcoming full-length are also being released this year on Open Grave Records.

    In related news, Open Grave artists Demon Dog Sperm have released their album artwork and proposed track listing for their debut full-length album “Hopeless” (August 28, 2007) The track listing is as follows:

    Demon Dog Sperm - Hopeless
    1. Embrace
    2. Crutch
    3. Dead Heart
    4. Don't Ask
    5. Stupid Bitch
    6. Feed
    7. Rotten
    8. Dwell
    9. Roses
    10. Home

    You can check out the new artwork for both upcoming releases at http://www.opengraverecords.com

  • Ynis Vitrin on Canadian radios

    - The progressive metal band YNIS VITRIN is now part of two canadian radios' playlists, Radio Propagande (www.myspace.com/radiopropagande), and UndeRadio, rádio based in Quebec which can be listened through Québédia website (www.quebedia.com).

    Actually the band is recording its first full length, which will feature new songs and re-recordings of tracks taken from the demo A Dark Land, which gave Ynis Vitrin the victory in Revolver Magazine & SickMetal.com contest, where they were judged by known rock and metal artists like Lemmy (Motörhead), Katon (Hirax), Don Dokken (Dokken), Snake Sabo (Skid Row), and others.


    - Ynis Vitrin - www.ynisvitrin.com
  • SONIC SYNDICATE online game, chart entries, news!

    The new SONIC SYNDICATE record "Only Inhuman" is out now and it is a real masterpiece! The press, media and the fans as well are really keen on the new album and SONIC SYNDICATE will get to the next level for sure! The band is already confirmed to play at some of Germany’s biggest festivals such as With Full Force, Wacken and Up From The Ground and recently hit the Swedish charts at #22!

    And for all those who’d like to check out the band and have some fun with a nice game, we present you the SONIC SYNDICATE Online Game! Check it out, and you may win a guitar signed by the band as well as other cool prices! Get to the next level yourself!

    More info at www.nuclearblast.de/sonic-syndicate-game! Also, the official band website is relaunched! Check it out at www.sonicsyndicate.com
  • SONATA ARCTICA to team up with epica for europe tour!

    This might just be the perfect tour for all lovers of Metal with a melodic twist: Finnish heroes SONATA ARCTICA will team up with Dutch supporting act EPICA to conquer Europe! SONATA ARCTICA`s new masterpiece "Unia" will be released this Friday, May 25th, and EPICA´s latest effort "The Divine Conspiracy", which blends epic movie scores with superheavy riffing, will be unleashed September 7th. So don`t miss out on the hottest tour of this year`s fall!

    01.11.2007 OSLO - Rockefeller (NO)
    03.11.2007 GöTEBORG - Liesberghallen (SE)
    04.11.2007 LUND - Mejeriet (SE)
    05.11.2007 HAMBURG - Markthalle (DE)
    07.11.2007 COLOGNE - Live Music Hall (DE)
    08.11.2007 STUTTGART - LKA-Longhorn (DE)
    09.11.2007 PRATTELN - Z7 (CH)
    10.11.2007 KAUFBEUREN - All Kart Halle (DE)
    12.11.2007 LONDON - Carling Academy (UK)
    13.11.2007 PARIS - Elysèe Montmarte (FR)
    14.11.2007 LYON - Transbordeur (FR)
    16.11.2007 MADRID - Heineken (ES)
    17.11.2007 BARCELONA - Razzmatazz II (ES)
    19.11.2007 MILANO - Alcatraz (IT)
    20.11.2007 BUDAPEST - Petöfi Hall (HU)
    21.11.2007 VIENNA - Planet Music (AT)
    23.11.2007 SAARBRüCKEN - Garage (DE)
    24.11.2007 ANTWERP - Hof Ter Lo (BE)
    25.11.2007 TILBURG - 013 (NL)

    BAYRON, traditional heavy metal band from Argentina presents their first studio album, Esperanza De Libertad. This album represents the new blood on traditional heavy metal in Argentina, nine songs with a perfect mix between the best heavy metal and songs that will remain on your head!

    A strong, heavy and powerful album, where musicians show virtuosism can go with pure and traditional heavy metal!

    Esperanza de Libertad has been released in Argentina through Del Imaginario Discos and put BAYRON heading the newest and coolest traditional metal bands in Argentina.-

    More info & samplers at www.bayronmetal.com.ar


  • HIGH ON FIRE: Commence Recording: Announce Summer Tour Dates

    HIGH ON FIRE has recently entered Avast II in Seattle, WA with legendary producer Jack Endino (NIRVANA, MUDHONEY) to record their follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Blessed Black Wings. This still- as-yet-untitled record will be mixed at Soundhouse Studios and is expected to see an early Fall '07 release.

    HIGH ON FIRE has also announced a number of tour dates following the recording session. The band of three will perform a number of shows throughout the Mid-West U.S. during the later part of July. Also included in this run of dates is an appearance at the city of Chicago's annual Wicker Park Summer Fest. A complete listing of HIGH ON FIRE tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.

    Updated HIGH ON FIRE news / tour information will be made available via the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com, the HIGH ON FIRE website: www.HIGHONFIRE.net and MySpace:

    HIGH ON FIRE tour dates:
    July 20 Teton Village, WY Mangy Moose
    July 21 Missoula, MT The Other Side
    July 24 Fargo, ND Aquarium
    July 25 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club (w/ DON CABALLERO)
    July 26 Milwaukee, WI Mad Planet (w/ DON CABALLERO)
    July 27 DeKalb, IL Otto's Club (w/ DON CABALLERO)
    July 28 Chicago, IL Subterranean (w/ DON CABALLERO)
    July 29 Chicago, IL Wicker Park Summer Festival (w/ DON CABALLERO, RUSSIAN CIRCLES)
    July 30 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
    July 31 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge

    Motocross-Strecke Pößneck (07381)

    Donnerstag 19.07.2007

    ab 16:00 Zeltplatzöffnung
    ab 19:00 Gelände und Bar geöffnet
    ab 22:00 Metal-Party mit Konservenmusik

    Freitag 20.07.2007

    19.50 - 20.30 Uhr DEATHRONATION
    20.50 - 21.30 Uhr SPEARHEAD (UK)
    21.50 - 22.30 Uhr OLD
    22.50 - 23.40 Uhr NEGURA BUNGET (RO)
    00.00 - 24.50 Uhr NECROS CHRISTOS
    01.20 - 02.30 Uhr ANCIENT RITES (BE)

    Samstag 21.07.2007

    14.30 - 15.10 Uhr EARTH FLIGHT
    15.30 - 16.10 Uhr DEFLORATION
    16.30 - 17.10 Uhr DOOMSHINE
    17.30 - 18.15 Uhr EURE ERBEN (ex Darkness)
    18.35 - 19.20 Uhr HELRUNAR
    19.40 - 20.30 Uhr OPERA IX (I)
    20.50 - 21.40 Uhr DESASTER
    22.00 - 22.50 Uhr SECRETS OF THE MOON
    23.15 - 00.10 Uhr MORTUARY DRAPE (I)
    00.40 - 02.00 Uhr SHINING (SE)

    ab 02:00 Metal-Party mit Konservenmusik


  • TERRORIZER picks Tech Death Metallers SOREPTION for their unsigned CD

    English Extreme Metalbible TERRORIZER picked Swedish Tech Death Metallers SOREPTION as one of 15 best unsigned bands to be feautered on their "Best of unsigned"- cd that goes out with the AUG issue. At least 35 000 people will have a SOREPTION song in their home soon. ;-) Some labels are already showing interest in the band and some discussions are initialized.


  • ASH POOL Black Bondage in the North 7" ep OUT NOW!!!


    ASH POOL - Black Bondage in the North 7" ep
    ($7us, $10world)

    A primitive and sadomasochist black metal duo, who previously released two demos, one of which (Genital Tomb) was just released by Canadian label, Tour De Garde. Ash Pool, which also consists of Dominick Fernow of the Noise act Prurient, have already been described as the new force in American Black Metal. This EP shows the band going for a more atmospheric sound, yet maintaining their previously established confrontational approach.

    ***Due to the limited nature of this ep, we are NOT accepting trades***

  • Skeletonwitch to tour with Withered in July, reveals album title

    Cleveland-based thrashers SKELETONWITCH have confirmed the first batch of July dates with Atlanta's Withered; the tour is officially sponsored by Decibel magazine. Having just completed a 10 day mini-tour with Weedeater, the July dates will be the band's first after hunkering down with producer Cory Smoot (Municipal Waste, GWAR) later in June to record the band's Prosthetic Records debut, 'Beyond The Permafrost,' which is scheduled for a September release. To preview current material from the band's two prior self-released records, visit http://www.myspace.com/skeletonwitch.

    Keeping busy already this year, after signing with Prosthetic in February, SKELETONWITCH has already played with the likes of Goatwhore, Nachtmystium and Weedeater among others, as well as making the band's debut performance at this spring's New England Metal and Hardcore festival.


    (Decibel presents Withered and Skeletonwitch)
    7/13 Nashville, TN – The Exit In
    7/14 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
    7/15 Fayetteville, AR – The Dart Room
    7/16 St. Louis, MO – Cruisin 66
    7/17 Cincinnati, OH – Top Cats
    7/19 Indianapolis, IN – Secret Location
    7/20 Columbus, OH – Ravari Room
    7/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
    7/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Khyber
    7/25 Richmond, VA – Alley Katz
    7/26 Wilmington, NC – Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
    7/27 Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
    7/28 Savannah, GA – The Jinx

  • EDGUY Confirmed For Czech Republic's BENATSKA NOC Festival

    German melodic metallers EDGUY have been confirmed as one of the headliners of the Benatska Noc festival, set to take place July 27-29 near Prague, Czech Republic. EDGUY will perform on July 27. Also scheduled to appear are THE GATHERING and THE 69 EYES, among many others.

    For more information, visit www.benatskanoc.cz.

    The North American leg of EDGUY's "Rocket Ride World Tour" will launch on September 11 in Hartford, Connecticut and will include Canada's INTO ETERNITY and Bay Area thrashers LIGHT THIS CITY.

    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.
  • SHADOWS FALL: Headlining Dates Announced

    SHADOWS FALL has added a few headlining dates before embarking on this summer's Sounds of the Underground tour. Fellow SOTU artists EVERY TIME I DIE, THE ACACIA STRAIN and DARKEST HOUR will be supporting. The details are as follows:

    Jun. 29 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live! *
    Jun. 30 - Huntington, WV - Huntington Music Hall *
    Jul. 01 - Knoxville, TN - Blue Cat's
    * without DARKEST HOUR

    SHADOWS FALL is continuing to tour in support of its new album "Threads of Life", which has sold 54,000 copies in the United States since its April 3 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.


    This year's Sounds of the Underground launches July 6 in Dallas and runs through August 11 in Louisville.
  • OZZY OSBOURNE: 'Black Rain' Enters Billboard Chart At No. 3

    OZZY OSBOURNE's "Black Rain" sold 152,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release to debut at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart. This number is in line with the 153,000 first-week tally registered by 2001's "Down to Earth", which entered the Billboard chart at No. 4
  • DESTRUCTION, ONSLAUGHT: U.K. Dates Announced

    German thrash veterans DESTRUCTION will embark on a U.K. headlining tour in November. Support at the shows will come from ONSLAUGHT, AMENTI and RASTA. The details are as follows:

    Nov. 09 - Kingston - The Peel
    Nov. 10 - Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
    Nov. 11 - Cork - An Cruiscin Lan
    Nov. 12 - Glasgow - Soundhaus
    Nov. 13 - Leeds - Rios
    Nov. 14 - Liverpool - Stanley theatre
    Nov. 15 - Manchester - Satans Hollow
    Nov. 16 - Newport - TJ's
    Nov. 17 - London - Underworld
    Nov. 18 - Brighton - Concorde 2
    Nov. 19 - Southampton - Unit 22

    DESTRUCTION's "Thrash Anthems" album, a collection of reworked/re-recorded versions of the band's classic tracks, was released in January via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at House of Music Studio in Germany) and Little Creek Studio in Switzerland with almost the same team that worked on the group's "Inventor of Evil" CD: DESTRUCTION's live sound engineers Gerd Krenz, Franky Winkelmann and GURD/POLTERGEIST mastermind VO Pulver. The tracks were mixed by one of the best metal producers in Europe — Jacob Hansen, the Danish producer and INVOCATOR singer and guitarist.
  • KING DIAMOND: Czech Dates Announced

    According to Masters of Rock, KING DIAMOND has added two shows in the Czech Republic to his current itinerary. His schedule is now shaping up as follows:

    Oct. 17 - Voxhall - Aarhus, Denmark
    Oct. 19 - KB - Malmö, Sweden
    Oct. 20 - Amager Bio - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Oct. 29 - Klubben - Stockholm, Sweden
    Oct. 31 - Arenan - Gothenborg, Sweden
    Nov. 02 - Metal Massacre III - Linköping, Sweden
    Nov. 03 - Betong Screamfest - Oslo, Norway
    Nov. 06 - Stodola Club - Warsaw, Poland
    Nov. 07 - Club Studio - Krakow, Poland
    Nov. 09 - Retro Music Hall - Prague, Czech Republic
    Nov. 10 - Masters Of Rock Cafe - Zlin, Czech Republic
    Nov. 21 - Alcatrazz - Milan, Italy
  • AGNOSTIC FRONT "East Coast Fury Tour" and Album Update!

    Starting July 18th, New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT will be embarking on a headlining run rightfully dubbed the “East Coast Fury Tour.” Floored and eager as ever to get out and do some damage, lead singer Roger Miret had this to say about hitting the road again:

    “I am very excited about this next leg of the AGNOSTIC FRONT tour! We start off with MUNICIPAL WASTE, SACTO HOODS, and PLEDGE OF RESISTANCE backing us up. I expect nothing but some of the sickest mosh pits ever witnessed! Joining us in about a week into the tour will be our brothers SUBZERO as allies in our Canadian invasion! All in all these 3 weeks are guaranteed to be some great times and memories. Pure hardcore fury at it's best!”


    W/Municipal Waste, Hoods, Pledge of Resistance

    07/18 Backstreet Billiards – Saratoga Springs, NY
    07/19 Backstage Enterprise – Kingston, PA
    07/20 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
    07/21 Stage 83 – Lemont, IL
    07/21 Champs Rock Room – Burbank, IL
    07/22 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI

    W/Subzero, Hoods, Pledge of Resistance

    07/23 Skelletones – Grand Rapids, MI
    07/24 Call The Office – London, ON – CANADA
    07/25 The Underground – Hamilton, ON – CANADA
    07/26 Kathedral – Toronto, ON – CANADA
    07/27 Anti Hall – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
    07/28 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA
    07/29 Tiger’s Den – Brockton, MA
    07/30 American Legion Hall – Nashua, NH
    07/31 El N Gee Club – New London, CT
    08/01 Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
    08/02 Mr. Smalls – Millvale, PA
    08/03 Cha Cha’s on Coney Island – Brooklyn, NY

    AGNOSTIC FRONT will enter the studio in June 20 to start recording their new CD, entitled "Warriors". Producing the effort will be MADBALL/HAZEN STREET frontman Freddy Cricien, who also happens to be AF vocalist Roger Miret's younger brother. The engineering duties will be handled by Zeuss from Planet Z in Hadley, Massachusetts. Roger Miret commented:

    “As most of you already know, Freddy is my little brother and the frontman for the NYHC fury MADBALL! The collaboration between us is sure to make an impact world wide!”

    "Warriors" will contain 15 New York hardcore "anthems" and will be released this fall via Nuclear Blast Records.
  • THREAT SIGNAL to tour Canada with THE END!

    Fresh off their tour with ALL THAT REMAINS, PROTEST THE HERO, BLESS THE FALLEN and THE HOLLY SPRINGS DISASTER, THREAT SIGNAL is hitting the road once again! Soon to embark on a Canadian trek with Relapse recording artist THE END, vocalist Jon Howard offered his thoughts on the excursion:

    "We are extremely excited to bring a little homegrown metal to East Coast Canada for the first time with our fellow Canadians, THE END. I hear they are excellent lobster trappers, which complements THREAT SIGNAL nicely since we specialize in catching crabs - haha! Just kidding, ladies. East Coast metal fans, you better put on your party shoes and get ready to have your faces melted. THREAT SIGNAL is coming to town!”

    Confirmed Canadian dates at this time:

    06/20/07 Elwoods – Saint John, NB
    06/21/07 The Arts Guild – Charlottetown, PE
    06/22/07 The Attic – Halifax, NS
    06/23/07 St. Albans Hall – Sydney, NS
    06/25/07 The Paramount – Moncton, NB
    06/26/07 The Basement – Saint John, NB
    06/27/07 Marysville Legion – Fredericton, NB

    THREAT SIGNAL's debut album, "Under Reprisal", was released on August 22, 2006 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

    HOLLYWOOD – The founding members of WINGER will perform on select show dates. WINGER members Kip Winger (bass/vocals), Reb Beach (guitar), Rod Morgenstein (drums), John Roth (guitars/vocals) a WINGER member since 1993’s “PULL” album and new comer Cenk Eroglu (keyboards/vocals) will be seen across the U.S.

    Now get ready for their 2007 WINGER IV show dates – More dates coming!



    Thurs 6/28/07 - Downer, MN - Mainline Bar & Grill
    Fri 6/29/07 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
    Sat 6/30/07 - Des Moines, IA - Water Works Park - Waterstock Rock
    Sat 7/14/07 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma Festival
    Fri 8/17/07 - Pittsburgh, PA - Station Square

    For more information go to www.kipwinger.com

    This is JC Dwyer, from PRO-PAIN. Thanks very much to those who helped us get the word out about the first leg of our 15th Anniversary Tour. We've just finished booking the second leg, which will be kicking off very soon and ending at With Full Force Festival. Below are the tour dates, if you could please post them it would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Thanks Very Much...JC/PRO-PAIN


    25.06.2007 FRANKFURT (D) @ Nachtleben w/guests Junkhead (D) and more!!
    26.06.2007 EEKLO (B) @ De Lochtink w/guests Days Of Betrayal, and more!!
    27.06.2007 KOELN (D) @ Underground w/special guests tba
    28.06.2007 DORNBIRN (A) @ Conrad Sohm w/guests Gurd (CH) & Vale Tudo (CH)
    29.06.2007 HARGELSBERG (A) @ Soul Of Metal Festival
    30.06.2007 WUERZBURG (D) @ Rock Falls Festival
    01.07.2007 LOBNITZ (D) @ With Full Force Festival
  • Late VOIVOD Guitarist To Be Inducted Into 'Quebec Metal Hall Of Fame

    VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour will be posthumously inducted into the Quebec Metal Hall of Fame during "1982 – 2007: 25 ans Métal Québécois", a three-day festival celebrating 25 years of Quebec metal, set to take place August 31 - September 2, 2007 at Club Soda in Montreal. A total of 12 bands will perform, with eight of the 12 groups reuniting specifically for the festival. The billing is shaping up as follows:

    Friday, August 31 (artists from 1990s):

    Air guitar competition

    Saturday, September 1 (artists from 1980s):

    Piggy induction to Quebec Metal Hall of Fame

    Sunday, September 2 (artists from 2007):


    D'Amour died August 26, 2005 in a Montreal hospital from complications of advanced colon cancer.
  • Helstar To Headline First U.S. Bang Your Head Festival

    In honor and tradition of the "Bang Your Head" festival held every year in Balingen, Germany, the second US presentation of this event is scheduled to commence this summer in Houston, Texas. "Bang Your Head USA II - Texas" will be held on August 25th at The Meridian, centrally located in the heart of downtown Houston. Confirmed headlining acts are as follows:


    Regional Texas support acts to be confirmed at a later time. Genres to be featured include Power, Death, and Black metal bands for a variety appealing to most metal audiences. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster. More to be announced soon.

    The first edition of Bang Your Head USA - Texas took place in 2001 at the Engine Room located in Houston, Texas.