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|March 12th, 2006
- CHICAGO POWERFEST 2006 - Tickets On Sale Now
Tickets are now available for Chicago Powerfest 2006 via www.ChicagoPowerfest.com.
The two-day passes are $50, and there will only be 600 made available
to the public. Accepted methods of payment will be Paypal or money order.
Tickets will also be made available at select Chicagoland locations
for local attendees within the next couple weeks.
The fourth annual festival, which features both veteran and up-and-coming
bands from various sub-genres of metal, will take place on Friday, April
7th and Saturday, April 8th at Mr. Kelley's Music Box (18+ event) in
Chicago Heights, IL.
Each night's schedule is as follows:
Friday, April 7th - WITHERING SOUL (7:30 - 8:00), GRACEPOINT (8:20 -
9:00), AGENT STEEL (9:20 - 10:10), BIOMECHANICAL (10:30 - 11:40), ELDRITCH
(12:00 - close).
Saturday, April 8th - MIRROR BLACK (7:30 - 8:00), TWELFTH GATE (8:20
- 9:00), ION VEIN (9:20 - 10:00), NOCTURNAL RITES (10:20 - 11:50), MORGANA
LEFAY (12:10 - close).
Audio samples, hotel information and additional event details can also
be found at www.ChicagoPowerfest.com.
- METAL MANIACS
::::HIGH ON FIRE::::
:::WATCH THEM DIE:::
March 30 Concord CA Bourbon Street
March 31 San Jose, CA Blank Club
April 1 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar
April 2 Las Vegas, NV Clubhouse
April 4 Lubbock, TX Jake’s
April 8 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
April 9 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
April 11 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
April 12 Miami, FL Churchhill’s
April 13 Tallahassee, FL Beta Bar
April 16 Wilmington, NC Soapbox Laundrolounge
April 18 Virginia Beach, VA Jewish Mother
April 23 Kingston (Wilkes-Barre), PA Backstage Enterprises
April 25 Buffalo, NY The Icon
April 26 Columbus, OH High Five
April 27 Cincinnati, OH Top Cat’s
May 3 Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas
May 4 Reno, NV venue still tbc
May 5 Sacramento, CA The Library
May 6 Santa Cruz, CA The Attic
- BRUJERIA ANNOUNCE TWO NEW MEMBERS
BRUJERIA announce two new members of the BRUJERIA fold. After months
and months of speculation made by fans, press, religious officials and
government officials, BRUJERIA will once again further the conquest
with the help of two new masked members.
EL Cynico- Bajo
The complete lineup is now
Juan Brujo - garganta
Fantasma - lengua pesado y bajo
Hongo - guitara
Pinche Peach - lengua mamon y gritos
El Cynico- bajo
For more information visit the official BRUJERIA website:
- Cover art for LACUNA COIL's New Album Karmacode Now Available
The anticipation surrounding the release of the much anticipated new
LACUNA COIL album, Karmacode, continues to build leading up to it's
imminent release on April 4th. Click the following link to view
the album's striking cover art.
Asterik Studio (Trapt, Funeral For A Friend, The Used), the Grammy-nominated
design firm, handled the package design and layout. Their objective
was to create a world that would reflect the album's theme and title.
Andrea Ferro (vocals) describes the meaning behind the album's unique
title: "When it came to coming up with an album title I wanted
to combine one 'old' word that is spiritually connected with another
that offers a link to our more 'modern' times. If there were an actual
translation of Karmacode it would be something like 'spiritual DNA and
the message behind it.' The title attempts to balance our modern, overwhelming,
self-centered, fast-paced lifestyles and the desire we all have to live
a more spiritual, more compassionate and more fulfilling life."
Karmacode begins where the critically acclaimed Comalies album left
off, and the album will further solidify their spot as one of the genre's
most dynamic and exhilarating artists.
- MISERY INDEX SIGN TO RELAPSE RECORDS
Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of international metal
superpower MISERY INDEX.
MISERY INDEX is currently recording their as-yet-untitled Relapse debut
full-length in Atlanta, GA with producer/engineer Eyal Levi. Some early
track titles include Conquistadores, Outsourcing Jehovah, Breathing
Pestilence, "ystopian Nightmares and Meet Reality. A May 2006 release
The Baltimore-based quartet is comprised of founder Jason Netherton
(Bass/Vocals/Lyrics), John Sparky Voyles (Guitar), Adam Jarvis (Drummer)
and Mark Kloeppel (Guitarist). The band's energetic and articulate music
has been pushing the boundaries of metal, hardcore and punk since the
its spring 2001 inception.
MISERY INDEX has previously released the critically-acclaimed full-length
Retaliate via Nuclear Blast/EMI Records as well as several independent
releases through their own Anarchos record imprint.
Stay tuned to www.RELAPSE.com
for forthcoming MISERY INDEX news/album release/tour information.
- RWAKE SIGN TO RELAPSE RECORDS
Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Arkansas sludge
RWAKE (Gravy - guitar, Jeff - drums, C.T. - vocals, Reid - Bass, B.
- moog / samples / vocals, Kiffin - guitar) are currently in the midst
of writing for what will become their third album and Relapse debut.
Vocalist C.T. comments on the process, "The writing is going really
well. I can tell just from how things are coming to together so far
that this is going to be our best record yet. Speaking as someone on
the inside looking out, I can see where we have matured with the songwriting
and lyrics. It's going to be heavy man." Early song titles include
The Lure of Light, The Finality, Fire and Flight and The Cosmos Inverted.
When asked how it feels to sign to Relapse, C.T. continues, "F*ckin
A Man. This is something we've always wanted to do, represent Relapse.
Being on Relapse has kinda been a goal since we started RWAKE. It's
going to drive us to work even harder to match all the stuff they are
going to do for us."
RWAKE have previously released two full length albums on Retribute Records
and At A Loss Recordings respectively.
Stay tuned to www.RELAPSE.com
for forthcoming RWAKE news / tour information.
- Band manager to admit club fire deaths Plea deal includes 10-year
The former manager of the heavy metal rock group Great White has agreed
to plead guilty to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from
a deadly 2003 nightclub fire, a judge said Tuesday. Daniel Biechele
will enter the plea next week and serve no more than 10 years in prison
under the deal with prosecutors, Superior Court Judge
Francis Darigan said. Biechele was charged with 200 counts of involuntary
manslaughter for starting the blaze when he ignited pyrotechnics during
a Great White performance at The Station nightclub in West Warwick.
He had pleaded innocent. Sparks from the pyrotechnics ignited highly
flammable foam lining the club's walls and ceiling, creating a fast-moving
blaze that also injured more than 200 people in the fourth-deadliest
nightclub fire in the country's history. Brothers Jeffrey and Michael
Derderian, who owned the club, also were charged with 200 counts each
of involuntary manslaughter. They are accused of installing the
flammable soundproofing foam in violation of the state fire code. They
have pleaded not guilty. Biechele has said through his lawyer that he
had permission to light the pyrotechnics during the February 20, 2003,
concert, but the Derderians have disputed that claim.
The three defendants were charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter
for each of the 100 people killed. One count per death alleged criminal
negligence, the other accused the defendants of committing underlying
offenses that led to the deaths.
- DIMMU BORGIR Surpass 100,000 SoundScans - The first band on the Nuclear
Blast USA roster to do so!
DIMMU BORGIR crushed many metal Black Metal standards with their highly
successful Death Cult Armageddon, released on September 9th, 2003, which
debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at number 169, received multiple Best
Metal Album of the Year accolades and had two songs featured in the
trailer for the highly successful Hellboy movie. Their video for Progenies
Of The Great Apocalypse was voted the 4th BEST METAL OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM
by fans (nominated by HEADBANGERS BALL and REVOLVER) while also being
the first Black Metal band invited to perform on the main stage at OZZfest.
Now DIMMU BORGIR are crushing another standard by officially selling
over 100,000 units of Death Cult Armageddon in the United States.
Scanning 101,418 units to date, Nuclear Blast USA is honored to have
participated in such a successful and creative album such as Death Cult
As an interlude between Death Cult Armageddon and the forthcoming album
(which will be released in late 2006), DIMMU BORGIR decided to re-release
their second album Stormblast. But it turned out not to be an effortless
re-release. The band fully re-recorded the album for this occasion!
With Peter Tagtgren (Hypocrisy) back at the helm as producer and MAYHEM's
Hellhammer on drums (Nick Barker departed in January 2005), the band
sought to enhance a pristine dimension to the album and they have undeniably
done so! The re-recorded edition of Stormbl?st is far more forceful
and ominous than the original.
An unrivalled Black Metal masterpiece and a vital listen for every fan
of the band!
Stormblast hits the streets on February 7th, 2006
Click here to download Stormblast Ecard: www.nuclearblastusa.com/dimmustormblast/dimmu_ecard.html
- Reunion With Max Possible?
In a recent interview with MTV News, SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser
said he's heard all the rumors about SEPULTURA reuniting with founding
member and current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera for a spot on this
summer's Ozzfest. He's even heard the one that involves the band's "plans"
to perform three different sets from the main stage - one featuring
SOULFLY material, a second of just "Roots" and "Chaos
A.D." tracks, and the last consisting of songs off the band's upcoming
CD, "Dante XXI". But at this point he said they're nothing
more than rumors, period.
"Nothing is really set," he told MTV News. "We need to
go on tour with this new album, but nothing's set. There's a lot of
talking going on, but nothing's being done as far as I know. A lot of
people are working for these things to happen, but so far nothing's
going on. People are excited to hear that there's a possibility for
us to get back [together], and it would be cool to play with Max again,
to jam together. It would be great and it's cool to see that everyone
thinks it's a good idea. The way I see it is, if you do this shit, we're
only going to do stuff that we recorded up to 'Roots' and hopefully
maximize - do a DVD or something. I haven't talked to Max [about a reunion].
So far it's just really rumors - which is a start."
With regards to his upcoming solo album, Kisser said, "I've been
working on it for the past three years," he said. "It will
be a double album - the first [disc] will be related to the electric
guitar, with different musicians, and the second will be acoustic. I'm
taking my time with it, and it should be out by the end of this year,
[although] nothing's set. It won't be a masturbation guitar album; it
will explore different tones, different guitars and different instrumentation."
- FINNTROLL SPLIT WITH FRONTMAN
Finland's FINNTROLL have issued a statement regarding their recent split
with frontman Tapio Wilska (SETHIAN, ex-WIZZARD, former session vocalist
for NIGHTWISH). The statement reads as follows:
"We have reached a situation in which we find it impossible to
continue FINNTROLL with our singer Wilska. This decision was very hard
to make, but after long talks and deep conversations we finally came
to the conclusion that if we were to continue FINNTROLL, we had to let
"We thank Wilska for the past three years.
"FINNTROLL is now actively searching for a new singer, and will
continue working on a new album which should come out by the end of
2006. Although FINNTROLL does not have a permanent singer in its ranks
at the moment, we will not let this affect our already scheduled performances."
FINNTROLL recently completed a short North American tour with German
thrashers SODOM. The band are scheduled to take part in the No Mercy
Festivals 2006 European tour beginning in early April (along with CANNIBAL
CORPSE, KATAKLYSM and LEGION OF THE DAMNED).
- Rhino To Release BLACK SABBATH Greatest Hits
Rhino has set a March 14 release date for a new collection from BLACK
SABBATH, entitled Greatest Hits 1970-1978. Executive produced by Sharon
Osbourne, the CD contains 16 monster hits from the original BLACK SABBATH,
with over 80 minutes of remastered musical mayhem.
Greatest Hits 1970-1978 track listing:
Children Of The Grave
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Hole In The Sky
Rock 'N' Roll Doctor
Never Say Die
As previously reported, BLACK SABBATH will finally be inducted into
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month.
The 21st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony will take place
on March 13 in New York at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
Artists are eligible to be inducted into the Rock Hall after at least
25 years have passed since their first record was released.
- OBITUARY AND SADUS ON NORTHWEST DEATH FEST
OBITUARY and SADUS have been confirmed as the main-stage headliners
at this year's installment of the Northwest Death Fest, set to take
place Sunday, May 28 at the Fenix Underground (109 S. Washington St.)
in Seattle, Washington. Acts confirmed for the second stage include
DEEDS OF FLESH and SEVERED SAVIOR. Tickets go on sale by February 10,
and will be available through Ticketmaster and the Fenix box office.
Prices: $25.00 advance, $30.00 day of show. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.,
show starts at 11:00 a.m. More information will be made available soon.
- SIX FEET UNDER confirmed for Wacken Open Air!
We are proud to announce our third appearance at this years Waken Open
Air Festival 2006 -this August. It should be as brutal as always and
we are really looking forward to bringing the blood to all our crazy
German Six Feet Undertakers!!! We will have more info as it presents
itself and corresponding dates in Europe surrounding Waken as well-stay
- THE GATHERING, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, LIV KRISTINE and GOD'S ARMY (featuring
members of FIREWIND and AT VANCE) are among the artists confirmed for
this year's German gothic music festival Wave Gotik Treffen, set to
take place June 2-5 in Leipzig. More than 55 acts have been confirmed
so far, with more yet to be announced.
- As previously reported, TOOL's brand-new album was mastered on Tuesday,
January 31 at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, Maine by Bob Ludwig.
The members of the band were present during the mastering, according
to a posting on Toolband.com.
TOOL's first CD since 2001's "Lateralus" is tentatively scheduled
for release in late April or early May. A video directed by guitarist
Adam Jones is also said to be in the works, with members of the band
preparing to embark on an an international press tour for the new effort.
Photos taken during the recording of the LP, which were posted on Jones'
online blog, showed that QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Josh Homme, MELVINS
guitarist King Buzzo and ISIS frontman Aaron Turner had stopped into
the studio during the sessions. It's not yet known whether the guests
will appear on the album.
- British "folk metal" act SKYCLAD have inked a deal with
Greece's Black Lotus Records. The band are currently working on a special
EP that will be released in time for the band's tour dates in April.
The CD will feature a brand new recording of the instrumental track
"Jig-a-Jig", along with the songs "The Roman Wall Blues",
"They Think It's All Over - Well Is It Now?" and "Mr
Malaprope" from the "A Semblance Of Normality" sessions.
This EP will not be available in any record stores — it will only
be available from the band's webshop and on tour.
Meanwhile, SKYCLAD are also working on a new album which is to be recorded
over the summer and released before the end of the year.
- On February 23rd THANATOS will enter the Excess Studios in Rotterdam
once again to record their fifth full length album. Tentatively entitled
'Justified Genocide' the album will feature 9 or 10 songs including
,,They Feed On Fear", "The Devil's Triangle", "March
Of The Infidels", "Upwards Spritual Evolution" and "The
Netherworld". The album will probably be released at the end of
the Summer/early Fall 2006 on Black Lotus Records. The artwork will
be handled by German artist Timo Wuerz.
The release of a Thanatos 7 inch vinyl EP has been delayed. It will
hopefully be available later this month through Konqueror Records
- NIGHTWISH News about next album
NIGHTWISH keyboardist/ mainman Tuomas Holopainen has posted the
following message on the band's official web site:
"I just read through the yet unfinished version of the upcoming
NIGHTWISH book. I was very impressed. It made me feel nostalgic, happy,
shamed and sad at the same time. … At the moment I'm occupied
with writing songs for the next NIGHTWISH album. 14 pieces done so far.
… We will start rehearsing the new stuff in June, entering the
studio in September. Again we will write a diary through this site so
you guys know what's happening while we´re in the studio. The
new singer will be announced through this site when the time comes.
Please believe in nothing that's not confirmed on this page."
- NECKBREAKER`s BALL-Tour 2006
NUCLEAR BLAST is proud to announce first details of the NECKBREAKER`s
BALL-Tour 2006. First confirmed dates are as follows! Mark the dates
in your calendar!
HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK, AMORPHIS, ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET,
SCAR SYMMETRY, + special guest
11.4. AARHUS, Voxhall
13.4. HAMBURG, Markthalle
15.4. WOIPPE (FR), Metal Therapy Festival
16.4. LICHTENFELS, Stadthalle
17.4. KÖLN, Live Music Hall
18.4. STUTTGART, Longhorn
21.4. Wien, Planet Music
22.4. Linz, Posthof
23.4. München, NEW BACKSTAGE
25.4. Paris, La Locomotiv
more dates to come, check out:
- The Ocean "AEOLIAN" TOUR 2006 part I
The following dates have been confirmed:
04.02.2006 | BERLIN Kato
15.03.2006 | HAMBURG Fundbüro
16.03.2006 | FLENSBURG Kühlhaus
17.03.2006 | DK - ROSKILDE Gimle
18.03.2006 | DK - AALBORG 1000Fryd
23.03.2006 | DK - COPENHAGEN Lades Kaelder
24.03.2006 | SCHWERIN Doktor K
25.03.2006 | NÜRNBERG Kunstverein
27.03.2006 | MUNICH Sunny Red
28.03.2006 | A - WIEN Movimento
31.03.2006 | I - MILANO Leoncavallo
01.04.2006 | I - BOLZANO Bunkercenter
09.04.2006 | F - PARIS Le Batofar
10.04.2006 | WIESBADEN Schlachthof tbc
11.04.2006 | KÖLN Sonic Ballroom
12.04.2006 | B - LEUVEN Sojo
13.04.2006 | NL - TILBURG 013
14.04.2006 | NL - AMSTERDAM Melkweg
15.04.2006 | NL - SNEEK Het Bolwerk
16.04.2006 | BOCHUM - Bastion
26.04.2006 | L - ESCH Kulturfabrik
27.04.2006 | KARLSRUHE Substage
28.04.2006 | GROSSROSSELN Rock im Warndt Open Air
29.04.2006 | WÜRZBURG B-Hof
30.04.2006 | EISENACH Gleis 1
more dates tba. We had some problems with our Spanish and Scandinavian
booking agents, but hopefully the gaps will be closed with more dates
in Sweden (march 19th-22nd) and Spain, Portugal (April 2nd-7th). Check
the tour section on our website for up-to-date information.
- NARNIA NEWS
We are VERY PLEASED to announce that we have now reached an agreement
with german label Massacre Records (www.massacre-records.de) and that
you can expect a release of our new studio album "Enter the Gate"
on April 21st. We also worked with Massacre for the release of our Live-DVD
in 2004 and we are very excited about stepping into the future together
with them. As earlier mentioned "Enter The Gate" will be released
in Japan through ATTIC ARCADE/GENCROSS on the 23rd of March - 2006.
Our working-relationship with Nuclear Blast ended after 8 years and
4 studio albums. Our Thanks and Goodbye's goes to Markus Staiger and
his staff. The new album "Enter The Gate" has been mixed by
Anders "Theo" Theander at the Roastinghouse studio in Malmö,
Sweden. Theo has also worked with bands like Lande/Allen project, Pain
of Salvation, Last Tribe etc etc. The result so far is the most well-sounding
and well-performed Narnia album to date. The album contains the most
melodic and catchy songs since "Long Live the King" from the
late 90's but in a brand new sound and approach. The lyrics are also
the most uplifting we have ever done, which we think is necessary in
a dark time. The lineup on "Enter the Gate" is stripped down
to a powerful quartet:
Andreas Johansson - Drums
Christian Rivel - Vocals
Andreas Olsson - Bass
Carl Johan Grimmark - Guitars and Keyboards Mats Levén (Malmsteen,
Therion) is our guest on backing vocals on the entire album.
LIVE ALBUM - released 23rd of January - 2006. We are happy to announce
that the concert we recorded at Owener Rocknacht in Germany 2003 recently
was released on CD by MCM Music in Germany. http://www.mcm-music.de/
It was released on DVD as "At short notice....Live in Germany"
in 2004 and has now been edited and remastered for this fresh CD-version.
The title remains the same.
All the best and God's blessings
- Century Media U.S. Office Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary
Plans Catalog Reissues
Century Media Records’ U.S. office, relentlessly championing barrier-shattering
music, celebrates its 15-year Anniversary in 2006. Quickly establishing
itself as an incendiary musical force, Century Media brought its vision
to North America in 1991 delivering its unique European style metal
largely ignored by mainstream and underground labels. Tirelessly supporting
a disappearing music scene, the label at once became a bastion for the
artists creating extreme music and a haven for fans who found themselves
disassociated , and thus Century Media generated a resurgence of the
To celebrate the anniversary, Century Media documents the past while
pioneering the future. Commissioning a unique logo for its official
releases and communications (as above) the label signifies the anniversary’s
importance. In the coming months Century Media plans new studio efforts
from label heavyweights such as Lacuna Coil and Shadows Fall, and also
to reissue early albums from artists who have helped shape their current
distinctive image like: Nevermore, Strapping Young Lad, The Gathering,
Iced Earth, Moonspell and Stuck Mojo. These reissued CDs will contain
reworked artwork, new liner notes with artist comments, and bonus tracks.
Passionately expressing songs with images, Century Media artists have
been creating videos from the label’s onset and two different
DVD sets will be forthcoming chronicling these efforts. First off is
Century Overload, 2-discs exploding with Century Media’s more
recent talent delivering musically as well as visually. The discs include
over 60 different recently released videos from our current roster including
God Forbid, Napalm Death, Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil and more. Due to incessant
demand Century Media has compiled their three out-of-print VHS collections,
highlighting the company’s first dozen years, and combined them
into their second DVD set the 2-DVD release entitled The Visual Experience.
Finally, Century Media artists themselves have also contributed special
recordings for a CD whose nature will be announced at a later date.
The flagship label of The Century Family, Century Media Records was
founded in 1988. Its American branch opened three years later. With
nine offices around the globe, the label employs more than 150 people
worldwide. Featuring a rich catalog, the label's leading artists today
include Shadows Fall, Lacuna Coil, God Forbid, Arch Enemy and Nevermore.
- THE HELLACOPTERS TO LAND IN AMERICA ON MARCH 6
Three-week U.S. tour with Nebula is Swedish rock quintet’s first
in four years
International rock superstars The Hellacopters – whose acclaimed
new album, Rock & Roll Is Dead, is now available – will soon
return to America for their first U.S. tour in four years. The three-week
jaunt, which features Liquor and Poker Music labelmates Nebula on all
dates and New Zealand’s The Datsuns on a select few, kicks off
in Chicago on March 6. It also includes a performance alongside fellow
Scandinavian rockers Turbonegro at South By Southwest, an annual music
industry event held each spring in Austin, Texas.
The Hellacopters – who will find out next week if they’ve
earned another Swedish Grammy Award, this time in the category “Best
Rock Group Of The Year” – have toured their home continent
with the likes of Kiss, The Rolling Stones and The Foo Fighters, and
upon the European release of Rock & Roll Is Dead last summer, they
immediately embarked on six months’ worth of overseas touring.
Released Jan. 24, the American version of the album features two bonus
tracks not found on any other version, as well as bonus music video
clips for international hit singles “I’m In The Band”
and “Everything’s On T.V.”
Nebula, meanwhile, will embark on the first tour in support of new album
Apollo (street date: Feb. 21), the L.A. power trio’s fourth full-length.
Produced by Daniel Rey (Ramones, Misfits, L7), the album – which
sees the addition of new bassist Tom Davies – features a bonus
bootleg video of new song “Future Days” recorded during
a recent Japanese tour. The group has previously toured with Mastodon,
Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity and Mudhoney, among others.
The Hellacopters with Nebula (* and The Datsuns)
March 6 Chicago, IL – Double Door
March 7 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
March 8 Philadelphia, PA – Khyber (also w/ Bad Wizard, Rye Coalition)
March 9 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
March 10 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
March 11 Boston, MA – Axis*
March 12 Washington, D.C. – Black Cat*
March 13 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
March 15 Dallas, TX – Lizard Lounge
March 16 Houston, TX – Meridian
March 17 San Antonio, TX – Sanctuary
March 18 Austin, TX – Emo’s (SXSW, w/ Turbonegro)*
March 20 Denver, CO – Bluebird
March 21 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound
March 22 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
March 23 San Diego, CA – Casbah
March 24 San Francisco, CA – Slim's
March 25 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
- STUCK MOJO Begin Recording New Album; CD Title, Songtitles Revealed
Reunited Atlanta-based rap-metal pioneers STUCK MOJO have changed the
projected title of their new album to "Southern Born Killers"
from the previously announced "The Art of Tension". The band
have started tracking the drums for the CD at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire,
U.K. with producer Andy Sneap (NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY, MACHINE HEAD,
EXODUS). "As of today, there are 13 tracks that we are going to
record," stated guitarist Rich Ward (also in FOZZY). "One
or two may still not make the final cut, as Bonz [rapper/frontman] and
I haven't finalized the vocals on those tracks. When those vocals are
completed, it will then become obvious whether they will make the cut
or not." Joining Ward and Bonz in STUCK MOJO's current lineup are
FOZZY/DUKE bassist Sean Delson an the band's latest addition, drummer
"Southern Born Killers" projected track listing (in no particular
01. I'm Back
02. Southern Born Killers
03. Metal Is Dead
04. Born For This Moment
06. The Sky Is Falling
07. That's When I Burn
08. The Fear Is All Around Me
09. Open Season
10. In My Mind
13. Rhythm and Bullshit
|March 11th, 2006
- NEVERMORE support Disturbed on European tour!
Great news from the NEVERMORE camp! The band that has released one of
2005’s absolute metal highlights with “This Godless Endeavor”
has been chosen as support act for the modern metal/hard rock outfit
Disturbed on their European tour in March/April. Please scroll down
for the exact dates.NEVERMORE will use this chance to continue promoting
their latest, extremely successful release “This Godless Endeavor”
that ruled almost every soundcheck in all relevant metal press on the
globe upon release. Even chart success in various European countries
lauded the band’s astonishing opus and fortified the band’s
status as one of the most extraordinary metal acts active:
Germany: chart entry position #26, four weeks in the charts
Italy: chart entry position #51
Greece: international album charts – position #15, five weeks
in the charts
Hungary: Top 40 - position #22, International charts – position
Switzerland: first Century Media band to ever enter the Swiss charts,
Please, find below the dates of NEVERMORE’s trip to Europe with
Disturbed and don’t miss this chance to watch the five guys from
Seattle present their intense material! DISTURBED + NEVERMORE European
Tour March-April 2006:
09.03.2006 Nürnberg (D) – Löwensaal
10.03.2006. München (D) – Tonhalle
12.03.2006 Copenhagen (DK) – Amager Bio
14.03.2006 Hamburg (D) – Grosse Freiheit
16.03.2006 Bremen (D) – Aladin
17.03.2006 Berlin (D) – Huxleys
19.03.2006 Tilburg (NL) – 013
20.03.2006 Amsterdam (NL) – Paradiso
22.03.2006 Köln (D) – Live Music Hall
23.03.2006 Dortmund (D) – Westfalenhalle 3
25.03.2006 Glasgow (SCO) – Barrowlands
27.03.2006 Newcastle (UK) – Academy
28.03.2006 Birmingham (UK) – Academy
30.03.2006 Manchester (UK) – Academy
31.03.2006 Liverpool (UK) – Academy
02.04.2006 Nottingham (UK) – Rock City
03.04.2006 London (UK) – Astoria
Prior to the tour with Disturbed, NEVERMORE will also be playing this
year’s Metal Mania festivals as follows:
02.03.2006 Budapest / Hungary – Petofi Csornok
03.03.2006 Zlin / Czech Republic – Hall Novesta
04.03.2006 Katowice / Poland – Spodek
Additionally, NEVERMORE are also already confirmed for Sweden Rock and
Wacken Festival appearances this Summer and you can expect more European
festivals to be added soon. Official band website: www.nevermore.tv
- ABORTED New line-up announced, ready for EU tour with CRYPTOPSY,
Still freshly signed to Century Media Records and preparing for their
European tour with label mates Cryptopsy and death metal cult act Grave,
Belgian ABORTED had to deal with line-up changes at a time but fortunately
none of them affected the band’s enthusiasm and touring/recording
plans for 2006. The official statement of ABORTED below tells the whole
“A new year, a new beginning: On those note we start off the new
year, wishing everyone including all our fans the best of luck with
their plans and projects for 2006.
Unfortunately we have some unpleasant news to bring as well at this
point. Due to personal issues that could not be resolved, ABORTED had
to part ways with Tace & Free. A cummulation of smaller and bigger
problems in the past so and so months has made it virtually impossible
to keep cooperating together as a collective unit.
On a more positive note, we want to state that absolutely nobody out
there should worry about shows getting cancelled and so on. The February
tour with Cryptopsy, Grave, Dew-Scented and others will go on as planned!
Stepping in are Seb (Genital Grinder/Balrog) on guitar, Olivia (ex-No
Return/Balrog) on bass and Matty (Emeth) on guitar as well since Steph
could not commit himself to this tour due to his lady sitting at home
We have already rehearsed our setlist with the new line-up several times
and things are working out perfectly. The motivation and "drive"
is back in the band, something that was missing since a while ago, and
it feels great to be jamming out the tunes with fresh blood incorporated.
Throughout the years this band has been struggling with the line-up,
having more than a couple of line-up changes. However, ABORTED has proven
that what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger, and this time it
should be no exception.
We also started working on the successor to "The Archaic Abattoir",
which is set to be recorded later this year. Again we would like to
thank all of those who have supported us, and we're glad you are still
doing so. We will see many of you on tour in February!
- SENTENCED Nominated for three (!) Finnish Metal Awards 2005!
Defunct and dearly, dearly missed Finnish metal act SENTENCED has been
nominated not in one, not in two, but in three(!!!) categories of the
Finnish Metal Awards 2005: “Album of the Year”, “Cover
Art of the Year” and “Band of the Year”! The awards
ceremony will be held on the Finnish Metal Expo on February 17, 2006.
“The Funeral Album”, the swansong of the masters of suicidal
and melancholy-driven metal, had already reached gold-status in Finland
for selling more than 15,000 copies over the counter. Also, SENTENCED
had succeeded in topping the Finnish album charts upon the album’s
release in May 2005 as well as making it up to No. 49 in the German
Media Control chart. Rave media and fan reactions made this an unforgettable
final release of a band that will be remembered!
With an intense and emotional show on Saturday, October 1st 2005 at
Club Teatria in the band’s hometown Oulu, SENTENCED delivered
an impressive “onstage-farewell” to their dedicated fans,
which travelled to Oulu from various countries just to see the band
say goodbye with a big bang!
SENTENCED’s very last show was filmed and recorded by Klaffi Productions
from Oulu, Finland (who previously worked with the group on their "Ever-Frost"
video) and will be released later in 2006 by the band’s label-home
Century Media Records as a live DVD (tentatively titled "Buried
Alive"). So, at least on DVD all fans of the band will be able
to recall the magical spirit of SENTENCED “beyond the grave”…
Official band website: www.sentenced.org
- ORPHANED LAND Wacken Road Show + WOA 2006!
Israel’s first class metal act ORPHANED LAND has been added to
the billing of this year’s metal festival No.1 Wacken (Germany)
taking place on August 3rd-5th, 2006. Prior to that, the band will be
on the road across Europe in April and May to perform live on the Wacken
Open Air Roadshow featuring Knorkator, Ensiferum, Spellbound and Noise
Forrest. So, please check out the exact dates of this tour below and
get ready for a great appetizer for the annual metal event of the year!
Still hot: ORPHANED LAND´s masterpiece "Mabool".
ORPHANED LAND (ISR)
+ special guest:
SPELLBOUND (GER) / from 18th April to 25th May 2006
NOISE FORREST (GER) / from 26th April to 8th May 2006
18.04.2006 tba. (GER)
19.04.2006 Berlin (GER)
20.04.2006 Hanau (GER)
22.04.2006 Hannover (GER)
23.04.2006 München (GER)
25.04.2006 Pratteln (CH)
26.04.2006 Stuttgart (GER)
27.04.2006 Milano (I)
28.04.2006 Rome (I)
29.04.2006 Zagreb (CRO)
30.04.2006 Budapest (HUN)
02.05.2006 tba. (CZ)
03.05.2006 Wien (AUT)
04.05.2006 Salzburg (AUT)
05.05.2006 Jena (GER)
06.05.2006 Krefeld (GER)
07.05.2006 Charleroi (B)
08.05.2006 Paris (F)
- IMPALED European Live treatment!
Death Metal freaks cheer up! A truly excellent package consisting of
US-based brutalizing acts Monstrosity, Deeds Of Flesh, Vile and Century
Media artist IMPALED is coming over to Europe to deliver some sonic
slaughter onstage. Finally able to present the material of their latest
aural autopsy “Death After Life” (2005) to its European
fan-base, with the legendary Monstrosity, the masters of pummelling
riff-orgies Deeds Of Flesh and underground hopefuls Vile, heavily Carcass-inspired
IMPALED are in very strong company to make this an unforgettable death
metal tour. So, don’t miss the band on its first longer trip to
Europe in years!!!
Gutting Europe 4 Tour
With Monstrosity, Deeds Of Flesh, Vile
Warsaw (PL), Proxima
Berlin (GER), K17
Giebelstadt n/Würzburg (GER), I-Park Klingholz
Rotterdam (NL), Baroeg
Gent (B), The Frontline
Manchester (UK), Jilly´s Rockworld
Glasgow (UK), Soundhouse
Leeds (UK), Josephs Well
Birmingham (UK), Edwards No8
London (UK), Electrowerkz
Brighton (UK), Engine Room
Mons (B), Auberge de Jeunesse
Trier (GER), Ex Haus
Eindhoven (GER), Effenar
Katwijk aan Zee (GER), Scum
Essen (GER), TuRock
Lille (F), MJC Saint Andre
Paris (F), La Locomotive
Toulouse (F), Havana
Barcelona (ESP), Mephisto
Madrid (ESP), Ritmo & Compas
Sevilla (ESP), Salvation
Corroios n/Lisbone (POR), Cine-teatro
Mangualde n/Viseu (POR)
Vigo (POR), La Iguana
Irun (ESP), Tunk
Milano (I), Transilvania Live
Zürich (CH), Dynamo (Werk 21)
Graz (AUT), Orpheum
Official band website: www.impaled.info
- KULT OV AZAZEL and Lucifer has been tempted and will rise from Hell...
Writing for the fourth release has begun. We have also summoned the
immortal Jeff Becerra from the abyss to co-write and record guest vocals
for a new track on the yet untitled album. Also an exclusive track of
Possessed's "Holy Hell" will appear on this release with Jeff
back at the helm on vocals. We're also pleased to announce that Crush
Until Madness Records has retained the exclusive license to release
"The World, The Flesh & The Devil" on 12" vinyl with
gatefold layout and poster.
- ANTHENORA have signed a deal with the label My Grave Productions (www.mygraveproductions.com
Our next album "SOULGRINDER" will be released on march 2006.
the title tracks will be the following one:
- Dawn of Blood
- Order of hate
- New rebellion
- Soul Grinder
- Call of the undead
- 100 knives
- Hellish Fire
- Steel Brigade
Our first album "The last command" was released on 2004 by
- COLUMBIA/LEGACY SCHEDULED TO RELEASE 'THE ESSENTIAL JUDAS PRIEST'
ON APRIL 4, 2006
TWO-CD SET FEATURES 34 CLASSIC HEAVY METAL ANTHEMS FROM GROUNDBREAKING
'SAD WINGS OF DESTINY' THROUGH ACCLAIMED REUNION ALBUM 'ANGEL OF RETRIBUTION'
Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will release the two-CD set 'The
Essential Judas Priest' on April 4, 2006. Judas Priest rocketed out
of the tough steel town of Birmingham, England, more than three decades
ago, and the 34 songs collected here form nothing less than the very
backbone -- the pure essence -- of heavy metal. This uncompromising
style of rock 'n' roll has earned a remarkably loyal fan base worldwide
and no other band defines heavy metal better than Judas Priest.
The core of vocalist Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K.
Downing and bass guitarist Ian Hill worked with several drummers in
the earlier years, with longtime current member Scott Travis rounding
out the definitive lineup due to his incredible power and versatility.
Judas Priest knows that what matters is the music, and its ability to
blend unforgettable melodies with atomic-bomb power has never been equaled.
All the songs on 'The Essential Judas Priest' are the complete original
studio album versions featuring the Halford/Tipton/Downing/Hill axis
-- from the 1976 landmark 'Sad Wings Of Destiny' through the astonishing
2005 reunion platter 'Angel Of Retribution'.
The track listing is as follows:
1. 'Judas Rising' ('Angel Of Retribution' - 2005)
2. 'Breaking The Law' ('British Steel' - 1980)
3. 'Hell Bent For Leather' ('Hell Bent For Leather' - 1979)
4. 'Diamonds And Rust' ('Sin After Sin' - 1977)
5. 'Victim Of Changes' ('Sad Wings Of Destiny' - 1976)
6. 'Love Bites' ('Defenders Of The Faith' - 1984)
7. 'Heading Out To The Highway' ('Point Of Entry' - 1981)
8. 'Ram It Down' ('Ram It Down' - 1988)
9. 'Beyond The Realms Of Death' ('Stained Class' - 1978)
10. 'You've Got Another Thing Comin'' ('Screaming For Vengeance' - 1982)
11. 'Jawbreaker' ('Defenders Of The Faith' - 1984)
12. 'A Touch Of Evil' ('Painkiller' - 1990)
13. 'Delivering The Goods' ('Hell Bent For Leather' - 1979)
14. 'United' ('British Steel' - 1980)
15. 'Turbo Lover' ('Turbo' - 1986)
16. 'Painkiller' ('Painkiller' - 1990)
17. 'Metal Gods' ('British Steel' - 1980)
1. 'The Hellion' ('Screaming For Vengeance' - 1982)
2. 'Electric Eye' ('Screaming For Vengeance' - 1982)
3. 'Living After Midnight' ('British Steel' - 1980)
4. 'Freewheel Burning' ('Defenders Of The Faith' - 1984)
5. 'Exciter' ('Stained Class' - 1978)
6. 'The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)' ('Hell Bent For
Leather - 1979)
7. 'Blood Red Skies' ('Ram It Down' - 1988)
8. 'Night Crawler' ('Painkiller' - 1990)
9. 'Sinner' ('Sin After Sin' - 1977)
10. 'Hot Rockin'' ('Point Of Entry' - 1981)
11. 'The Sentinel' ('Defenders Of The Faith' - 1984)
12. 'Before The Dawn' ('Hell Bent For Leather' - 1979)
13. 'Hell Patrol' ('Painkiller' - 1990)
14. 'The Ripper' ('Sad Wings Of Destiny' - 1976)
15. 'Screaming For Vengeance' ('Screaming For Vengeance' - 1982)
16. 'Out In The Cold' ('Turbo' - 1986)
17. 'Revolution' ('Angel Of Retribution' - 2005)
'The Essential Judas Priest' liner notes were written by respected veteran
rock journalist Geoff Barton.
Sony Music's Legacy Recordings division has issued the best-selling,
critically acclaimed 'Essential' series of compilations from many of
the greatest popular-music recording artists in history.
- ANGTORIA tracklisting/more guests
Finally we can reveal a track listing for the album "God Has A
Plan For Us All" which is due for release around the end of April
via Listenable Records.The track listing is more or less in its correct
order but as you know, things change!
- The awakening*
- I´m Calling
- God has a plan for us all
- Six feet under´s not deep enough
- Deity of disgust
- The Addiction*
- Suicide on my mind
- Do you see me now
- Original sin
- Hell have no fury like a woman scorned
- Confide in me
- That´s what the wise lady said
* Indicate tracks taken from the Torn Between Two Worlds demo,which
was a "Movie Score" type project between Chris and I, that
was released solely for record companies around 2003. They havent been
changed too much from the original versions but have been re-recorded
and some extra's have been added!
The album is still being mixed and it due to be mastered Feb 14th at
CuttingRoom in Stockholm by Björn Engelmann who has a very impressive
background and has done everything from Rammstein to In Flames, Soilwork
to Dimmu Borgir to Within Temptation.
Last but not least! A few more guests! Tony Könberg, a male singer/musician
from Sundsvall, helped out with some choir parts.He has been part of
several local bands for 20 years and is also a theater and musical performer.
We used him on the Torn Between Two Worlds demo as well. He has an amazing
low choir voice and this time just couldn`t do without him! Also Richard
Andersson, who has been labeled the "Fastest Keyboard Player in
the World" has participated on our album by laying down a keyboard
solo on one of our songs! I had never heard anything like it in my life!
A keyboard solo??? He is in strong demand and has a huge fan base of
his own! He is known for bands like Majestic, Time Requiem and Space
Odyssey. Website: www.anderssonmusic.com
Also, very soon, we will have the first ANGTORIA merchandise available.
Hopefully in the next few weeks! The first merchandise that will be
available is a one off limited edition version of a t-shirt and girlie
shirt, designed by Paul from CoF. This initial limited edition design
will be of course be followed by more merchandise and designs connected
to the release of our album, but if you want to get your hands on this
limited edition design, keep an eye open so you don´t miss it!
- DESOLATE WAYS - New album and bass player
The doom metal band Desolate Ways is recording their second full length,
after the debut Eternal Dreams (2003), in Arroba Studios. This new cd
is being produced again by Adriano Sperandir and will have the following
tracks: "Alone", "Cold Embrace", "Cry No more",
"Drowned in Tears", "Echoes", "Falling Down",
"Forgive Me", "I Try to Forget", "My Pain",
"Sacred Mortals" and "Tearful".
According to the guitar player Elizeu Hainzenreder: "Probably we
will finish the recordings in the end of February. The fans can expect
a more melancholic album, but still heavier. We are anxious for the
final result, mainly because the return of Rodrigo to the band. We believe
that untill April the album will be in the stores."
Recently the bass player Rafael Giordano left the band, being replaced
by Rodrigo Fernandes, which played with the band before. According to
the band the reason for this change was "musical incompatibilities".
More informations will be published soon in the band's website: www.desolateways.com
- INNERWISH news
InnerWish will play live with MANOWAR, Rhapsody, Holyhell and Battleroar,
on 25 of March 2006, at the Fencing Building, Olympic Center, Elliniko-Athens.
We hope to see you all there.
New InnerWish Album!!
InnerWish will release the new album with the title "THE FINAL
PROPHECY" on MAY 2006 from DIVERSITY MEDIA GMBH (LMP). For more
details check our website www.innerwish.gr
, our forums and LPM's website : http://www.limb-music.de.
- THE END RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of San Francisco
act SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM.
The band – who have already released two studio albums (2001’s
Grand Opening and Closing and 2004’s Of Natural History), one
live album (2003’s Live) and a DVD in 2005 - are currently working
on new material and plan to release a new album on the label in the
About the signing, THE END RECORDS’ owner Andreas Katsambas says:
“Sleepytime Gorilla Museum have my utmost respect and admiration.
Visionary and exceptional on every level - musically, lyrically and
visually - they are a groundbreaking band and fit perfectly with our
unique and eclectic roster. They will no doubt shake things up in today’s
music scene. We’re excited to be part of their extraordinary journey!
Official website: http://www.sleepytimegorillamuseum.com
- VINNIE PAUL ANNOUNCES:
‘REBEL MEETS REBEL’
RELEASED ON BIG VIN RECORDS - MAY 2ND, 2006
HOLLYWOOD (January 31, 2006) – REBEL MEETS REBEL is a venture
into the Concept and Music when Country meets Metal. Dimebag loved this
record so Vinnie, David and Rex are fulfilling his dreams and adding
to his incredible legacy by bringing the music they made together to
It's not Metal and it's not Country. It's just a get together of Country
Metal Minds - Pure Hell Raisin, Boozin and Jammin Fun, ” explains
The website will give you the tell-all on this crazy musical bastardization
that Dimebag loved - www.rebelmeetsrebel.com
.....Rebel Meets Rebel and Dimevision will be simultaneously released
thru Big Vin Records on April 4th....Thanks for your support
- ATTACKER RECORD RELEASE SHOW RE-LOCATES!
The US cult Metallers wish to announce that their record release show
for "THE UNKNOWN" on Saturday April 29th has re-located to
The event will now take place at DINGBATZ 620 Van Houten Ave. Clifton,
New Jersey. Go to the clubs website for more information at www.dingbatznj.com
All other important information remains the same, but as a reminder,
here is the great line-up for what promises to be an outstanding event
for all fans of Heavy Metal:
ATTACKER, HALLOW'S EVE, RAVENSTHORN, ICARUS WITCH and MAGUS BEAST
Doors Open 8:00 PM. Show Begins 9:00 PM.
*NO ADVANCE TICKETS WILL BE SOLD FOR THIS EVENT*
- TODESBONDEN news
TODESBONDEN, the atmospheric doom metal band founded by Laurie Ann Haus
(AUTUMN TEARS, EPHEMERAL SUN, NEST, ex-RAIN FELL WITHIN, GARDEN OF SHADOWS),
will open for THE GATHERING on Sunday, March 19 at Jaxx in Springfield,
Virginia. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door.
TODESBONDEN released their debut EP "Stormbringer" through
Pale Moon Records in 2004 and are currently working on their full-length
debut which is expected to surface in the summer via Germany's avantgarde
specialists Prophecy Productions.
- MAYHEM, DAGOBA, THE OLD DEAD TREE - SEASON OF MIST news
DAGOBA ALBUM OF THE MONTH
We are very pleased to announce that DAGOBA's upcoming album "What
Hell is about" is awarded "Album of the Month" in the
February issue of French metal mag HARD N HEAVY. Here's a quote from
Charlélie Arnaud's review: "...simply the essential record
from a band that is now fundamental. All nationalities included".
Don't say we had not warned you!!! DAGOGA “What Hell Is About”
hits North America on Feb 20th!
As some of you may already know, MAYHEM have set "Ordo Ab Chao"
as the title of their new album, due later this year. The band's upcoming
CD will mark their first release with vocalist Attila Csihar (TORMENTOR,
ABORYM) since their 1993 album, "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas".
Attila rejoined MAYHEM in November 2004 as the replacement for departed
In a recent interview with Decibel magazine, bassist Necrobutcher said
about Attila's addition to the group: "It's the inspiration we
all needed in MAYHEM. Attila is more committed to the band than almost
all three of us together, and that inspires us too. The songs from the
rehearsal place sound great. We still have the same aggressiveness.
Everything you want from MAYHEM is there. We didn't give in to any kind
of commercial thoughts in any way. It's a step from our last album again.
If you have our discography, then you will see that every album is completely
different, which has something to do with the fact that we usually take
two or three or four years in between each recording. There's only so
much you can do with a guitar and a drum kit and a bass. We want to
show our fans and ourselves that MAYHEM will always be quality over
quantity. I'm pleased to say that we have released 38 songs in 21 years.
It's all those bootlegs that make the MAYHEM collection look so fucking
THE OLD DEAD TREE'S YOUNG LIVING WEBSITE
Parisian goth metallers THE OLD DEAD TREE's official website just had
a little facelift. You can check it out at www.theolddeadtree.com.
A website that is in perpetual motion...
- Hardcore Marketing, Inc. client 7th Plague to sign with METAL BLADE
High School kids score Recording Deal with the top Metal Label in the
Press welcome to signing next Wednesday February 8th
February 3, 2006
Cleveland, OH – Today, Hardcore Marketing, Inc. (www.hardcoremarketing.com)
announced news for their Management client 7th Plague (www.seventhplague.com):
7th Plague (www.seventhplague.com),
have accepted an offer from Metal Blade Records (www.metalbladerecords.com)
for a four (4) album recording contract. The band will be signing the
record deal on Wednesday February 8th. The band is extending an invitation
to all interested press to come to the signing.
7th Plague came into full form in July of 2004. All of the members are
currently 17 years old, still in high school and have made huge advances
with their music and talents in less than two years. In a short amount
of time the band has performed with bands such as Chimaira, Machine
Head, DevilDriver, The Haunted, Byzantine, All That Remains, The Agony
Scene, 3 Inches of Blood, Children Of Tragedy, Still Remains, and others.
Recently, the band completed a demo with Hardcore Marketing in house-producer
Don Debiase (Gatlin, APG). The band then had their Manager Neil Sheehan
from HM, Inc. shop the demo to several record labels. In October of
2005 the band learned through Sheehan that Metal Blade was putting an
offer in on the band. In January 2006 the band received initial copies
of their negotiated contracts and accepted the mutually agreed upon
terms. The band will sign the official agreement on Wednesday February
8th during a dinner at Westlake, Ohio’s Dave and Busters.
Metal Blade Records, located in Simi Valley, CA, has been setting the
trend in heavy metal music without compromising it’s underground
beginnings. Brian Slagel and Metal Blade Records have without a doubt
had a major role in developing the American metal scene since day one
and remains one of the most essential sources of metal music today.
Since it’s beginnings in 1982, Metal Blade Records has unleashed
some of the most influential and significant metal acts like Slayer,
Metallica, Cannibal Corpse, GWAR, Six Feet Under, and ! King Diamond
while developing new acts like As I Lay Dying, The Red Chord, Unearth,
The Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Into The Moat, Cellador, and Phoenix
Mourning just to name a few. There are few who can argue that Metal
Blade is one of the leading independent metal labels around. Constantly
growing and expanding, recently opening up Metal Blade Records Japan
and the already significant Metal Blade Records Germany, and adding
some of the best bands out there to it’s roster, it is obvious
that Metal Blade Records is here to stay.
Hardcore Marketing, Inc. (www.hardcoremarketing.com)
is an Artist Development and Concert Promotions firm located in Cleveland,
Ohio. Working with nationally known concert venues and local, regional
and national artists, Hardcore Marketing is emerging as a leading Music
Business company in the NE Ohio area.
- GOATSEMEN finished writing half of the upcoming full length. In the
meanwhile they are preparing for local gigs and live activities with
side projects, such as a mini tour of SARAM with the mighty VULCANO.
- MANEGARM has just recorded a new mini album. They are currently mixed
it. It will be something special from the Swedes, more info to follow
soon. Expect the release before this Summer. Manegarm will do a mini
tour through Europe from the March 2nd to 11th together with SKYFORGER
(LV) and GODDESS OF DESIRE (NL).
02.03.06 Arnhem-Goudvishal (NL)
03.03.06 Schelklingen, Gießen-Jokus (DE)
04.03.06 Vosselaar-Biebob (BE)
05.03.06 Essen-Zeche Carl (DE)
07.03.06 Ludwigsburg-Rofa/Rockfabrik (DE)
08.03.06 Hamburg-Marx (DE)
09.03.06 Waltershausen-Kufa (DE)
10.03.06 Annaberg Buchholz-Hagalaz (DE)
11.03.06 Berlin-K17 (DE)
- Isolationist misanthropic raw black metal act STRIBORG signed with
Displeased. Expect their new effort 'Embittered darkness' this year.
- CELTIC FROST: Monotheist Official Release Date Announced, Band To
Headline Germany’s Rock Hard Festival!
It’s Official: The release date of CELTIC FROST’s long-awaited
return strike, Monotheist, has been confirmed as May 29th (Europe) /
May 30th, 2006 (North America).
Prepare for an album destined to be the year’s darkest and heaviest
creative musical output and undoubtedly a sonic ceremony celebrating
the band’s highly anticipated return! Four years in the making,
the album is formed around brilliant conceptual lyrical ideas. Musically
and visually, Monotheist is what people expect of these legendary visionaries
and the album far exceeds expectations. Followed by extensive live activities
during this summer and beyond, CELTIC FROST are more than ready to present
themselves in the flesh after such a long absence.
Additionally, CELTIC FROST have just been confirmed as the headliner
of Germany’s annual Rock Hard Festival. Organized by the renowned
German hard rock/metal magazine, Rock Hard, the festival runs June 2nd
to 4th, 2006. Further festivals headlined by the band include Europe’s
No. 1 metal event, Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival, Sweden
Rock, With Full Force (Germany), Tuska Festival (Finland) and Hole In
The Sky (Norway). Visit the festivals’ individual websites or
the Century Media website for more details on CELTIC FROST’s live
(death metal, Poland)
mp3 from last album "Cursed Infernal Steel"
(death metal, Poland)
mp3 from last album " X99.9 Kill Your Enemies"
The tour will be in April/May 2006 and we want to know if you will be
interested with this billing...
Contact me to have more infos: [email protected]
12-04 Poland, Katowice, Mega Club
13-04 Poland, Warszawa, Progresja
15-04 Germany, Annaberg-Bucholz, Asgard
30-04 Portugal Barroselas, STEEL WARRIORS' REBELLION Matalfest ATTACK
03-05 Italy, Tempio in Broni, TATTOOing METAL fest chapter II
- US Tour Dates: KRISIUN w/Morbid Angel, Behemoth, Despised Icon
04/02 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
04/04 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
04/05 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
04/06 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
04/07 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
04/08 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
04/09 BB Kings Blues Club – New York, NY
04/11 Medley – Montreal, QC (Canada)
04/12 The Opera House – Toronto, ON (Canada)
04/13 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
04/14 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
04/15 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
04/18 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
04/19 Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
04/20 The Pound – San Francisco, CA
04/21 The Pound – San Francisco, CA
04/22 Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
04/23 Key Club – Hollywood, CA
04/24 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
04/25 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
04/26 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
04/28 The Zone – El Paso, TX
04/29 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
04/30 The Ballroom – Corpus Christi, TX
05/01 Engine Room – Houston, TX
05/03 The Masquerade – Tampa, FL
|March 3rd, 2006
- ONE DEAD THREE WOUNDED Sign To 1x1 Music
Re-Release Of Paint The Town To Include Two New Songs
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is known for many things: brotherly love,
the Liberty Bell, cheesesteaks and soft pretzels… but anthemic
hardcore/metal that inspires pileup sing-alongs and chaotic moshpits?
Welcome to the new Philadelphia. A place where one emerging band is
changing the very landscape of the city’s music scene and making
no apologies about doing so.
On January 24th, 2006, One Dead Three Wounded will re-release their
full-length debut album Paint The Town on New Jersey-based 1x1 Music.
With an initial pressing on the independent Lovelost Records, the album
only reached a limited audience. “We really wanted this record
to be heard,” explains vocalist Tim Zahodski. “1x1 really
gave us an opportunity.” The reissue of Paint The Town comes in
a remixed and remastered digi-pack format with new artwork and will
feature two new songs as bonus tracks: “Cardia” and “Soldiers.”
With a musical flavor that can best be described as hardcore with a
Southern metal groove, One Dead Three Wounded has created an impressive
foray into the current music scene with Paint The Town. “Cowboys
Don’t Look Back” starts things off with a series of discordant
blasts and immediately sets the tone for the whole album with a swaggering
breakdown. “Burning Bridges Is So 1999…” is a fan
favorite with a shout-along intro, followed by lightning fast metallic
riffing. “I think that the song “Ghosts” is most representative
of our mix of hardcore and metal,” says Zahodski. “Welcome
Home Tragedy” brings a melodic balance to the album, while the
intense metallic bite of “Eight Dollar Prom Dress” and the
crushing breakdowns of “Farewell” and “My Life As
A Typo” exhibit the band’s ability to master the key aspects
of the metal/hardcore blend.
One Dead Three Wounded presents a crushing live performance. The band
immediately gets the crowd moving, and it’s not uncommon for kids
to rush the stage in an attempt to share vocal duties with Zahodski,
especially in Philadelphia. “The fans react really well. You cannot
recreate the feelings of a live hometown show.”
A track listing for Paint The Town comprises:
1) Failed Transmission
2) Cowboys Don't Look Back
3) Burning Bridges Is So 1999…
6) Welcome Home Tragedy
7) Thank God For Pain Killers
8) Eight Dollar Prom Dress
10) My Life As A Typo
New Bonus Tracks:
New music from One Dead Three Wounded is coming in Spring 2006 with
the new album Moving Units
For more information, please visit:
- 1349 keeps their Hellfire burning bright
Photographs of Norway's 1349 are featured on the recently relaunched
site of renowned New York photographer Peter Beste. The band's latest
album, Hellfire, is in stores now and is their fastest selling record
to date. Recorded at Studio Studio in Nyhagen, Norway, Hellfire is 1349's
third album. The video for lead track, "Sculpture of Flesh,"
was recently accepted by Headbangers Ball; air date to follow.
Decibel Magazine says of the album, "Hellfire roils and roars with
something approaching bloodlust... every hellish note bears down on
your psyche with the fierce jag of military-grade amphetamines."
Metal Maniacs says, "an incineration event of the highest order."
Formed in 1997, 1349 features vocalist Ravn, guitarists Tjalve and Archaon,
bassist Seidemann and drummer Frost. Their Candlelight debut, Liberation,
was released in 2003. Returning in 2004, the band recorded Beyond the
Apocalypse. With Hellfire, a priority for for Candlelight through 2006,
1349 are sure to open their already respectable fanbase.
Photographer Peter Beste spent 6 months in Norway photographing black
metal musicians. This unique subculture in the context of Norway's magical
landscape, mythological background, and strong sense of culture has
been the focus of this on going documentary project. His first photography
book Norwegian Black Metal was published in Japan in 2005.
More recently, Beste has been working on a photo book about the ghettos,
black nightclubs, and lifestyles of hustlers and rappers in his hometown
of Houston, Texas. Images span from intimate and personal to violent
and over the top. Building strong relationships with his subjects, Beste
gives us an honest, raw, and uncompromised portrayal of life in their
Beste has had solo exhibitions in London, New York, San Francisco, Austin,
Los Angeles, Tokyo, Osaka, Oslo, and Bergen. His work has appeared in
Spin, American Photo, Vice, The Face, London Observer, Dazed and Confused,
Graphic, XXL, Mass Appeal, Revolver, and many others.
Visit Peter Beste's site at www.peterbeste.com
“Welcome to Hellfire, children.” – Metal Maniacs
- ROB ZOMBIE’S NEW STUDIO RECORDING
"EDUCATED HORSES" TO BE RELEASED MARCH 28th
Hollywood, California, January 26, 2005 - Fresh off the major success
of his latest feature film, "The Devil's Rejects," Rob Zombie
is returning this spring to his first passion - music - playing it live
and loud. Zombie has finished recording his third solo studio CD, "Educated
Horses" (Geffen Records).
Zombie is the longest active artist on Geffen Records, having been on
the label for over 15 years.
Additionally, Rob is the most prolific Geffen Artist when it comes to
Gold and Platinum discs - his seven is the most total number by any
Geffen artist solely on the merit of their Geffen output.
* La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1 (1992) - US 2x Platinum
* Astro Creep: 2000 - (1995) - US 3x Platinum
* Supersexy Swingin' Sounds – the Astro-Creep remixes (1996) -
* Hellbilly Deluxe (1998) - US 3x Platinum
* American Made Music to Strip By – the Hellbilly remixes (1999)
- US Gold
* The Sinister Urge (2001) - US Platinum
* Past, Present & Future – greatest hits compilation (2003)
- US Gold
Zombie is now gearing up for The "Educated Horses Tour". The
tour is scheduled to start March 17th in Jacksonville, Florida and hit
27 cities before concluding five weeks later in Mesa, Arizona (full
list of tour stops follows). Joining Rob on this tour will be guitarist
John 5 (ex-Marilyn Manson), longtime bassist Blasko and drummer Tommy
Clufetos (ex-Alice Cooper & Ted Nugent). Supporting act for the
tour will be goth metal band Lacuna Coil.
"Educated Horses" was produced by Zombie and long time producer
Scott Humphrey (Metallica, Motley Crue), who together also produced
the platinum hits Hellbilly Deluxe and The Sinister Urge. Other musicians
contributing to the CD are Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle, Vandals) and
Tommy Lee. The album's debut single, the anthemic "Foxy Foxy,"
will begin play on Modern Rock and Active Rock radio on February 13th.
Zombie, a prolific video director in his own right having directed over
twenty five videos, will direct the video for “Foxy Foxy”
in Los Angeles in mid-February. Zombie will re-team with The Devil’s
Rejects cinematographer Phil Parmet. Parmet has also worked on Led Zeppelin’s
“The Song Remains The Same” and Frank Zappa’s “Baby
EDUCATED HORSES TOUR
3/17/06 Jacksonville, FL Plush
3/18/06 Miami, FL Global Gathering
3/19/06 Orlando, FL House of Blues
3/22/06 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
3/24/06 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
3/25/06 Norfolk, VA Norva Theater
3/26/06 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
3/28/06 New York, NY Nokia Theater
3/30/06 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
4/1/06 Worcester, MA The Palladium
4/3/06 Montreal, QC Metropolis
4/4/06 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
4/6/06 Columbus, OH PromoWest Pavilion
4/7/06 Detroit, MI State Theatre
4/8/06 Chicago, IL Riviera Theater
4/9/06 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
4/11/06 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
4/13/06 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
4/14/06 Minneapolis, MN Myth
4/15/06 Kansas City, MO Memorial Hall
4/17/06 Denver, CO The Fillmore
4/18/06 Salt Lake City, UT Great Salt Air
4/20/06 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
4/21/06 San Diego, CA Soma
4/22/06 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
4/24/06 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
4/27/06 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre
For more information on Rob Zombie, please visit his Official site at:
- THE GATHERING confirm three tour dates for North America
Dutch rock act THE GATHERING has confirmed three North American dates
as part of their Homelands Tour 2006.
The confirmed dates - with more dates to follow -- are:
GIANT SQUID and UNEXPECT are support unless noted
03/19/06 Sat JaxxSpringfield, VA
03/20/06 Sun The Middle East Boston, MA
03/21/06 Mon The Knitting Factory New York, NY
THE GATHERING are currently finishing up work on their ninth studio
album, entitled Home, with Attie Bauw (producer of the band's 1998 effort
How to Measure a Planet?). The band is now at Bauwhaus studio mixing
and mastering the music. For the recording the band had set up a professional
studio in a quaint old church in the small town of Maurik, located in
the south of Holland.
Home will be released sometime in the spring on the band's own label
Psychonaut Records (available on The End Records in North America).
- HARVEST OF MUSIC
Season of Mist is about to release several DVD's filmed at the Sonic
Solstice festival that took place in Olso, Norway, last September. One
of the concerned bands is RED HARVEST. "We have agreed to release
the entire gig that we recorded in September 2005 on DVD," the
guys say. "The gig was filmed at Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo
with a professional film team with twelve cameras. The mixing of the
sound has already started, and the clipping of the visual part is almost
done. So, soon we'll be back with full tracklist, title, release date
and stuff. We believe it will be out before the summer. We are also
busy looking for cool clips and interesting things to put on the DVD
as extra material. Hopefully we have some real goodies up our sleeves
that you all will find interesting."
RED HARVEST will enter Multimono studio in June to begin recording their
new album for a late 2006 release via Season of Mist. "At the moment
we are working on new songs and the pre-production for the album,"
the band explains. "We will try to keep you updated with song titles
and stuff when it is ready."
- DESTRUCTION JOINS THE METAL CRUSADERS TOUR
Due to an urgent immidiate family situation of one of its band members,
Nuclear Assault have been forced to drop of the Metal Crusaders
tour, the replacement for them will come in the way of german legends
DESTRUCTION!....prepare to be pulverised!
Metal Maniacs & BW&BK presents....
METAL CRUSADERS TOUR 2006
Speed Kill Hate
May 26 Montreal, QC Le Medley
May 27 Bedford, NH Marks Place
May 28 Boston, MA The Middle East
May 29 New York City,NY The Knitting Factory
May 30 Springfield,VA Jaxx
May 31 Vernon, NY Nothing Fancy Cafe
Jun. 01 Cleveland, OH The Agora Ballroom
Jun. 02 Detroit, MI TNT
Jun. 03 Chicago,IL Logan Square Auditorium
Jun. 04 St. Paul,MN Station 4
Jun. 05 Madison,WS TBA
Jun. 07 Fayetteville,NC Jesters Pub
Jun. 10 St. Petersburg,FL State Theater
Jun. 11 Ft. Lauderdale,FL Culture Room
Jun. 12 Tallahassee,FL Beta Bar
Jun. 14 Houston, TX The Ballroom/Wharehouse live
Jun. 15 Corpus Christi,TX The Ballroom
Jun. 16 San Antonio,TX The White Rabbit
Jun. 17 Arlington, TX The Phoenix Music Complex
Jun. 18 Fayetteville,AR The Dart Room
Jun. 19 Oklahoma City ,OK The Conservatory
Jun. 20 Denver, CO Lliff Park Saloon
Jun. 22 Tempe,AZ Clubhouse
June 23 Corona,CA Showcase Theater
Jun. 24 W. Hollywood,CA Knitting Factory
Jun. 25 San Francisco,CA The Pound
Jun. 26 Boise,ID Imparts
Jun. 27 Spokane,WA Fat Tuesdays Concert Hall
Jun. 28 Portland, OR Rock'n' Roll Pizza
Jun. 29 Seattle,WA Studio Seven
- GORGOROTH NEWS: Polish authorities drop investigation
Tomasz K, the owner of the production company Metal Mind Productions,
will be prosecuted and faces 2 years in prison on charges of his involvement
with the DVD recording of Gorgoroth's controversial liveshow in Krakow,
February 2004. Nearly two years after the incident, the district attorney's
office in Krakow have decided to drop the investigation into whether
Gorgoroth committed any criminal acts.
- INNERWISH at March Metal Day Festival!!!
InnerWish will play live with MANOWAR, Rhapsody, Holyhell and Battleroar,
on 25 of March 2006, at the Fencing Building, Olympic Center, Elliniko-Athens.
We hope to see you all there.
New InnerWish Album!!
InnerWish will release the new album with the title "THE FINAL
PROPHECY" on MAY 2006 from DIVERSITY MEDIA GMBH (LMP). For more
details check our website, forums and LPM's website.
- ANTHRAX Original line-up on tour!
New York mosh kings ANTHRAX have announced the details of their
upcoming European headlining tour, set to take place in April:
08.04.06 Sheffield (GB) – Corporation
09.04.06 Wolverhampton (GB) - Wolfrun Hall
10.04.06 London (GB) – Astoria
11.04.06 Nottingham (GB) - Rock City
12.04.06 Glasgow – ABC
14.04.06 Tilburg (NL) – 013
15.04.06 Antwerpen (B)- Hof Ter Lo
16.04.06 Strasbourg (FR) - La Laiterie
17.04.06 Bochum (GER) – Matrix
18.04.06 Copenhagen (DK) – Vega
19.04.06 Göteborg (SWE) – Tagarn
21.04.06 Helsinki (FI) – Nosturi
22.04.06 Tampere (FI) - Pakka House
24.04.06 Hamburg (GER) – Markthalle
25.04.06 Saarbrücken (GER) – Garage
26.04.06 Zürich (CH) – Rohstofflager
27.04.06 Treviso (I) - New Age / 28.04.06 Milano (I) - Live Club
29.04.06 Reggio Emilia (I) - Temo Rock
- SHADES OF DUSK joins the Galy Records family.
Here’s a young melodic death metal band that finally sets itself
apart by demonstrating the perfect balance between hanger and harmony.
Following the path of older Dark Tranquility and In Flames, Shades of
Dusk will soon be known for its strong epic melodies and impeccable
musicianship. Also sharing common musical bonds with Arsis and Neuraxis,
this group will turn lots of heads in 2006. “Caress the Despair”,
the band’s stunning debut was produced and mixed by none other
than Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Beneath the Massacre). Available
- BLOODSHOTEYE Finish Recording 'An Unrelenting Assault'
Canadian metallers Bloodshoteye have finished recording their sophomore
album, entitled "An Unrelenting Assault", with producer JF
Dagenais (Kataklysm, Misery Index). The vocal production was handled
by D. Randall Blythe (Lamb of God), with guest vocalist Alex Erian (Despised
Icon) appearing on a track titled "The Last Laugh". The CD
will be mastered in January with Alan Douches (God Forbid, Shadows Fall)
and will be released in April on Galy Records.
An Ontario/Quebec tour with Cannae in March is currently being booked.
- SOULSCAR Recording Update
Vancouver's Soulscar are currently recording rhythm guitars for their
third album, due out on Galy Records later this year. This time around,
vocals are taking a backseat to a relentless wave of infectious guitar
work. Expect top-notch production and second-to-none riffs and melodies.
- MANOWAR Guitarist Injured In Motorcycle Accident
Karl Logan, lead guitarist of heavy metal powerhouse MANOWAR, was injured
on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 in a motorcycle accident. Logan sustained
severe injuries to his left arm, which will prevent him from performing
for an as-yet-unknown period of time. "MANOWAR will have to reconsider
all of our plans, but the good news is that Karl is OK and he'll be
back stronger than ever," says MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio.
Logan was preparing to record his lead guitar parts for the upcoming,
as-yet-untitled MANOWAR album, the release of which will now be delayed.
Touring plans are also expected to change as a result of this unfortunate
turn of events. However, MANOWAR will soldier on. "We don't have
any more information at this time," says DeMaio. "But nothing
ever has, or ever will, stop MANOWAR."
More information will be released as it becomes available.
MANOWAR were previously scheduled to release a brand new single, "The
Sons of Odin", on February 27.
MANOWAR have sold over eight million records worldwide. The last studio
album "Warriors of the World" was a critically-acclaimed chart
topper throughout the world, reaching gold status in Germany.
The upcoming MANOWAR album will be released on the band's own label,
Magic Circle Music.
|March 2nd, 2006
- EPHEMERAL SUN Recording New Album and Concert at Rites of Spring Festival
Ephemeral Sun is recording their next full length, after the successful
release of the debut Broken Door. The album is being recorded completly
in home studios and produced by their keyboardist John Battema (www.battema.net).
Meanwhile the band will play on April 28th in a 3-day festival called
Rites of Spring. More informations of the festival are available at
The band also put for download exclusively for the festival website
the track "A Song for Twilight", you can check it at the website
or through the direct link here.
Ephemeral Sun is a progressive rock band with elements from heavy metal,
electronica, fusion, jazz and features the vocals of Laurie Ann Haus
(Autumn Tears, Todesbonden, Rain Fell Within, Ol Sonuf, Garden of Shadows).
The band was formed in 2002 by Rain Fell Within former members in an
opportunity to explore new musical territories and more adventurous
Ephemeral Sun - www.ephemeralsun.com
- JUDAS PRIEST'S GLENN TIPTON SET TO RELEASE TWO ALBUMS ON MARCH 7 THROUGH
REISSUE OF BAPTIZM OF FIRE WITH TWO BONUS TRACKS
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TIPTON, ENTWISTLE AND POWELL ALBUM EDGE OF THE
WORLD FINALLY HITS STORE SHELVES
BOTH ALBUMS FEATURE COZY POWELL & JOHN ENTWISTLE
LIMERICK, PA - Glenn Tipton is best known as the co-lead guitarist and
one of the main songwriters in the legendary heavy metal band Judas
Priest, but he has also stretched himself creatively as a solo artist.
On March 7, 2006, Rhino Records will release a new version of Tipton's
1997 Atlantic Records album BAPTIZM OF FIRE (including two bonus tracks)
as well as the Tipton, Enwistle and Powell album EDGE OF THE WORLD,
which consists of previously unreleased recordings with the late Cozy
Powell and John Entwistle that were laid down at the same time as BAPTIZM
The songs on BAPTIZM OF FIRE include: "Hard Core," "Paint
It Black," "Enter The Storm," "Fuel Me Up,"
"Extinct," "Baptizm Of Fire," "The Healer,"
"Cruise Control," "Kill Or Be Killed," "Voodoo
Brother," "Left For Dead," and the previously unreleased
bonus tracks "Himalaya" and "New Breed."
Featured songs on EDGE OF THE WORLD include: "Unknown Soldier,"
"Friendly Fire," "The Holy Man," "Never Say
Die," "Resolution," "Searching," "Give
Blood," "Crime Of Passion," "Walls Cave In,"
"Edge Of The World," and "Stronger Than The Drug."
Entwistle and Powell form the rhythm section on both BAPTIZM OF FIRE
and EDGE OF THE WORLD. Keyboardist Don Airey, a highly respected metal
veteran, is featured on both albums. Special guests on BAPTIZM OF FIRE
include bass guitarists Billy Sheehan, Robert Trujillo, and C.J. DeVillar,
and drummers Brooks Wackerman and Shannon Larkin.
- "THE SILENT BURNING" (the debut anti-novel by ryan bartek)
“The Silent Burning” reads like a counter-culture manifesto,
an underground guide to the rebellion. Paranoia, anger and self-preservation
guide Bartek’s decrees, which he operates in the same clobbering,
sarcastic vein of Kerouac as he does Chuck D. Bartek fearlessly confronts
social norms, politics, diatribes, drugs, mental disorders, the corporate
world and both tangible and indefinable injustice. Ryan Bartek rants
to his heart’s content, and his heart is blackened like the underbelly
of hell. (PIT MAGAZINE)
... One of the hardest-hitting, foul-mouthed freaks to ever take up
the fine art of analyzing mankind...Wise beyond his years, Bartek identifies
and attacks the "power elite" like a Satanic alchemist who
has seen the future and cannot believe what has become of mankind...
Bartek has developed a brutal style of analysis, buttressed by an in-depth
knowledge about innumerable subjects, qualifying him to speak for his
generation... An opus that would sent Freud to the asylum, if not straight
to hell... (Lord Morder's THE SATANIC INQUISITION)
... Hands down, this is one of the most important readings of the Twenty-First
Century. Practically functioning as a bi-polar survival guide for anyone
that operates outside of the “norm”, and a must-have for
all that find themselves active in the underground... This book will
affect you. It will either open your eyes, or make you close them tighter.
It’s ugly and it’s beautiful... I was incredibly moved by
this work. A very brave piece on Bartek’s part, as it attacks
the mass media and our society in such an honest and straight forward
fashion, that it would be practically impossible for any major publishing
house to push the book without cutting half of it completely out. (SOLUTION13.NET)
... One of the most interesting, and perhaps honest, books of the last
decade… Nothing is off limits. Violence, anger, and malice all
spew forth from Bartek’s pen as if without consequence (1340mag.com)
… "The Silent Burning" encompasses everything we as
a society find obscene, distasteful and just plain wrong. A book written
during the height of a manic-depressives worst battles, a book written
at the lowest point of one mans bipolar syndrome, a book written during
the recovery process all put in words and written as self-therapy. Obscure,
intense, bipolar, tri-polar, insane, and forthright, to the point, fantasy,
judgmental, realistic - you figure it out. "The Silent Burning"
will either have you tossing it the trashcan inside of two pages or
stir an inner emotion inside that cries for more. (tvtranzmission.com)
… Burning isn’t a linear narrative, but a hyper kinetic
montage, leapfrogging genres, subjects, styles, and moods with seemingly
reckless abandon. One minute hallucinatory and dreamlike, the next imbued
with the stark realism of a newspaper editorial; one minute isolated
and aloof, the next uncomfortably personal. Bartek’s voice isn’t
gentle, easy or subtle. “The Silent Burning” is a postmodern
polemic, a schizophrenic society and an hyper charged imagination reflected
in a funhouse mirror, populated by a narrator looking for something
approaching understanding, but finding a head-on-collision with the
world instead. You’re left with blood on the floor and screams
ringing in your ears- but also a great deal of truth, if you can stand
to look at it. (Jam Rag)
A misanthropik monument of hatred, pain and disgust. (STALAGGH)
Distribution through Barnes & Noble and Borders
and can be ordered at any of their stores...
- HELL-BORN - New album
Band registered 10 new numbers which create 45 minutes the most infernal
and the kicking in ass old - the school death metal. Be ready for the
heaviest and the most uncompromising album HELL - BORN in history!!!Because
contract from Conquer Records expired after album "Legacy Of the
Nephilim", after session record HELL - BORN began the search of
publisher. In effect several monthly and enough difficult negotiations
team decided to sign new contract with CONQUER RECORDS on next two albums.In
lap time in September 2005 in USA appeared album"Legacy Of The
Nephilim". Album released IBEX MOON RECORDS.Because of with this
fact and the desire of avoidance of agreeing publishing deadlines the
premiere of new album HELL - BORN " the Cursed the Infernal the
Steel" was shifted on Fabruary 2006.
- Ex-HATE ETERNAL Drummer places first in Fastest Feet Category at NAMM
Former Hate Eternal drummer Tim "The Missile" Yeung, who played
on Hate Eternal's 1999 Earache debut "Conquering The Throne",
took first place honors at this years NAMM fastest drummer contest.
Yeung, who is currently putting together a new extreme metal project
with former Fear Factory/Brujeria guitarist Dino Cazares, placed first
in the NAMM international Fasted Drummer contest in the "Fastest
Feet Category" of the contest. Tim officially came in at 872 beats
within one minute. An outstanding 'feet', bad pun intended. Pictures
of Yeung and other contest winners can be located at: http://www.thenammshow.com/photolist/dayfour/pages/IMG_6431.htm
All of the Fastest drummer competitions were judged solely on single
strokes and did not include bounces, presses or buzz. Contestants for
required to perform for one full minute and were measured using a "Drumometer".
This year's winners received prizes including Two Pearl Drum Sets, a
year supply of ProMark drum sticks, two sets of Meinl cymbals, Axis
Longboard "A" double pedal, 50 Remo drum heads, and a years
subscription to Drum magazine.
- LACUNA COIL will embark on a massive six-week U.S. tour this March
direct support to ROB ZOMBIE. This trek, which kicks off in mid-March
and runs through early May, will be the group's first stateside run
in support of their highly anticipated new album, "Karmacode",
which is set for an April 4 release. It will also be the first time
the band has played in the U.S. since their successful Ozzfest 2004
Cristina Scabbia (vocals) describes her excitement over the upcoming
tour: "Well, I can't even count the times I said, 'Wow, we're so
excited about this upcoming tour!' I mean we all know how much Rob influenced
the scene and how great his live shows are. We definitely can't wait
to share the stage with him and his band. I'm sure it'll be a great
experience. It'll be the perfect occasion for us to present the new
songs from 'Karmacode' to the fans. This new album is killer and you
won't believe your ears. You guys never let us down and we can't wait
to see you all. It's been a long time and LACUNA COIL is more than ready
to come back!"
Scabbia also graces the cover of this month's Revolver magazine's "Hottest
Women In Metal" issue and the inaugural issue of Virus magazine
while Alternative Press named "Karmacode" as "One of
the most anticipated releases of 2006." Be sure to pick up all
three issues on stands now.
The album's lead track, "Our Truth", received its worldwide
debut on the "Underworld: Evolution" soundtrack, where it
appeared alongside such acclaimed artists as PUSCIFER (Maynard Keenan's
[TOOL, A PERFECT CIRCLE] new project), Chester Bennington (LINKIN PARK),
SLIPKNOT, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, ATREYU and more. A video for the track
was shot in Los Angeles by Fort Awesome, a brand-new directorial duo
whose individual credits include QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, LINKIN PARK,
DISTURBED, CHEVELLE and more. Look for it to make its Fuse and MTV2
debut in mid-March.
LACUNA COIL initially left their mark on the hard rock scene in 2004
with their acclaimed album, "Comalies", which opened several
opportunities for them that were previously thought unattainable for
an Italian band, such as two highly successful commercial radio campaigns
alongside a breakthrough Ozzfest appearance resulting in over 500,000
copies sold worldwide with a quarter of a million in the U.S. alone.
LACUNA COIL w/ ROB ZOMBIE:
Mar. 18 - Global Gathering Festival - Miami, FL
Mar. 19 - House Of Blues - Orlando, FL
Mar. 22 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
Mar. 24 - House Of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
Mar. 25 - The Norva - Norfolk, VA
Mar. 28 - Nokia Theatre - New York, NY
Mar. 30 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 01 - Palladium - Worcester, MA
Apr. 03 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC (Canada)
Apr. 04 - Kook House - Toronto, ON (Canada)
Apr. 06 - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion - Columbus,OH
Apr. 07 - State Theatre - Detroit, MI
Apr. 08 - Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL
Apr. 09 - Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN
Apr. 11 - Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
Apr. 14 - Myth - Minneapolis, MN
Apr. 15 - Memorial Hall - Kansas City, KS
Apr. 17 - Fillmore - Denver, CO
Apr. 18 - Great Salt Air - Salt Lake City, UT
Apr. 20 - The Warfield - San Francisco, CA
Apr. 21 - SOMA - San Diego, CA
May 01 - Nokia Live - Dallas, TX
May 04 - Verizon Wireless Theatre - Houston, TX
More dates will be announced soon.
- Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of the legendary metal
band VOIVOD for the European territory. The Canadian experimental metallers
are currently putting the finishing touches on their much-anticipated
new album with producer Glen Robinson (VOIVOD's "Nothingface",
TEA PARTY, GWAR) at Multisons studio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A
late spring release is expected.
The follow-up to 2003's "Voivod" is the first album in the
band's 20-plus-year career that will not feature founding guitarist
Denis "Piggy" D'Amour working alongside his bandmembers in
the studio. D'Amour died August 26, 2005 in a Montreal hospital from
complications of advanced colon cancer.
In order to record the album, singer Denis "Snake" Belanger,
drummer Michael "Away" Langevin and bassist Jason "Jasonic"
Newsted are utilizing all of the guitar parts that Piggy had recorded
for the record on his laptop with ProTools before his death.
VOIVOD's as-yet-untitled new album will be released in North America
on The End Records.
- Irish heathen metallers PRIMORDIAL will be teaming up with MOONSORROW
and MOURNING BELOVETH for a European tour in April. Confirmed dates
are as follows:
Apr. 07 - Lichtenfels, GER @ Ragnarök Festival
Apr. 08 - Arnhem, NETH @ Goudvishal
Apr. 09 - Eindhoven, NETH @ Dynamo Club
Apr. 10 - Hamburg, GER @ Fundbureau
Apr. 11 - Berlin, GER @ Kato
Apr. 12 - München, GER @ Titanic City
Apr. 13 - Bad Salzungen, GER @ Kallewerk
Apr. 14 - Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob
Apr. 15 - Osnabrück / Georgsmarienhütte, GER @ Tor 3
Apr. 16 - Leipzig, GER @ Hellraiser
PRIMORDIAL released their acclaimed album "The Gathering Wilderness"
through Metal Blade Records in February of 2005.
- As BLABBERMOUTH.NET
exclusively reported on July 6, 2005, Roadrunner Records has now officially
announced the signing of Massachusetts-based five-piece SHADOWS FALL
for all territories excluding the U.S.
Mark Palmer, M.D. of Roadrunner Records U.K. stated: "SHADOWS FALL
have been one of the standard-bearers for quality American metal for
the past 4 years and it's an honor to have them as part of the Roadrunner
Likewise, SHADOWS FALL frontman Brian Fair was equally enthused by their
new home. Speaking from Massachusetts, where the band are working on
songs for their fifth studio album, he commented, "All of us in
SHADOWS FALL are very excited to begin a working relationship with Roadrunner
Records! The label has always represented the multiple sounds and styles
of the metal genre and they have never been afraid to take a chance
and support bands they believed in. From the roots of extreme metal
with OBITUARY, DEICIDE and EXHORDER to the breakout success of bands
like SLIPKNOT and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, Roadrunner has always been at the
fore-front of the evolution of metal. We feel it will be a perfect fit
to help spread the word about SHADOWS FALL around the globe. The time
has come for total world domination."
After forming in 1996, SHADOWS FALL have developed in to one of the
metal scene's key players, both live and on CD. With four increasingly
proficient albums under their belt, culminating in the 2004 release
of "The War Within", the band have picked up numerous accolades
from global rock publications and media. Underlining that, the band
were honoured in this year's 48th annual Grammy Awards in the U.S.,
with a nomination alongside metal heavyweights like SLIPKNOT, MINISTRY
and RAMMSTEIN, for their album track, "What Drives The Weak".
SHADOWS FALL spent much of 2004 on the road, racking up major dates
across the U.S. on Ozzfest, in the U.K. at the Download Festival and
in Germany at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park as well as a string of arena
shows with SLIPKNOT and LAMB OF GOD. They are now back home working
on the follow-up to "The War Within" which is expected to
see the light of day in early 2007 through Roadrunner Records in Europe
and Atlantic in the U.S.
- OMNIUM GATHERUM Finish Recording New Pre-Production Demo
Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have finished recording
a five-song pre-production demo at Woodbine Garden studio in Pyhtää,
Finland. The tracks laid down during the session are as follows:
01. City Red Light
02. Remember The Frozen
03. Neither Dead Nor Alive
04. My Hands Were Tied
05. Das Wegrecht
Diaries and photos of the sessions can be found at the band's