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|March 16th, 2007
- W:O:A 2007 - Update: confirmed Bands
Since last newsletter there are some new bands confirmed for the W:O:A
exclusive gig at the W:O:A 2007
exclusive BEST OF SHOW!
DIR EN GREY
finally the metal gods are back playing in Wacken!
one and only in germany
"25 years anniversary" - show
SWALLOW THE SUN
The most luminous death/doom-metal act of Finland
The complete billing (new bands are signed with an *):
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
CHTHONIC - exclusivshow beim W:O:A 2007 *
DESTRUCTION - exclusive BEST OF SHOW *
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
DIMMU BORGIR - one and only Open Air Show in Germany 2007
DIR EN GREY - einziges Metalfestival 2007 *
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
ICED EARTH - exclusivshow in Wacken *
IMMORTAL - Reunion, one and only Open Air Show in Germany 2007
LORDI - one and only show in Germany *
MUNICIPAL WASTE *
RAGE & Lingua Mortis Orchester
SACRED REICH 20th anniversary *
SAXON - A Night To Remember
SODOM - "25 years anniversary" Show *
THE SORROW *
STORMWARRIOR feat. Kai Hansen
STRATOVARIUS - Only Open Air Show in Germany
SWALLOW THE SUN *
THE VISION BLEAK *
and many more!
More infos about the bands: Billing
/ Bands 2007
- MORE DATES CONFIRMED ON UPCOMING 1349 TOUR
Philadelphia: More dates have been confirmed for 1349's upcoming
headline tour of the United States. The tour also featuring Goatwhore,
Nachtymystium and Averse Sefira will kick off March 23 and visit 24
cities before its conclusion on April 16. Confirmed dates are
DATE - VENUE - CITY, STATE
03/23/07 - CROWBAR - TAMPA, FL
03/24/07 - THEE IMPERIAL - JACKSONVILLE, FL
03/25/07 - CULTURE ROOM - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
03/26/07 - THE HAVEN - WINTER PARK, FL
03/27/07 - MASQUERADE - ATLANTA, GA
03/28/07 - THE MUSE - NASHVILLE, TN
03/29/07 - JAXX - SPRINGFIELD, VA
03/30/07 - THE LOFT - POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
03/31/07 - MARK'S SHOWPLACE - BEDFORD, NH
04/01/07 - BB KING BLUES CLUB - NEW YORK, NY
04/02/07 - L'ANTI - QUEBEC CITY, QC
04/03/07 - FOUFOUNES - MONTREAL, QC
04/04/07 - PETIT THEATER DU VIEUX NORANDA - ROYUN NORANDA, QC
04/05/07 - JUBILEE CENTRE - SUDBURY, ON
04/06/07 - OPERA HOUSE - TORONTO, ON
04/07/07 - JIGSAW - PARMA, OH
04/08/07 - COLOSSEUM - MOKENA, IL
04/09/07 - STATION 4 - ST. PAUL, MN
04/10/07 - STATIC BAR - TOPEKA, KS
04/11/07 - BLUEBIRD THEATER - DENVER, CO
04/13/07 - KNITTING FACTORY - HOLLYWOOD, CA
04/14/07 - SHOWCASE THEATRE - CORONA, CA
04/15/07 - CLUBHOUSE - TEMPE, AZ
04/16/07 - LAUNCHPAD - ALBUQUERQUE, NM
- GOJIRA 2007 U.S. TOUR!
Combining intense incendiary live shows that will leave you open-mouthed
in awe, with richly textured and brutally powerful compositions that
transcend the normal death metal style, there’s no doubting that
GOJIRA are an exceptional band. And one that, in the 10 years of being
together has seen them rise up from the extreme metal underground like
(their namesake) Godzilla from the sea, breaking through the confines
of the scene that spawned them, hungry to spread their message of environmentalism
and spirituality across the globe, hungry to make the world a better
place and hungry for success. And like Godzilla before them, GOJIRA
are flattening all competition in their wake – thanks to the growing
critical acclaim that their phenomenally brilliant third album ‘From
Mars To Sirius’ have gained across Europe and more recently America.
AMERICAN TOUR WITH MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM, and LAMB OF GOD
Mar-01 SPOKANE, WA - BIG EASY
Mar-03 EDMONTON, AB - ED'S - THE VENUE
Mar-04 CALGARY, AB - MACEWAN HALL
Mar-06 WINNIPEG, MB - BURTON CUMMINGS THEATRE
Mar-07 FARGO, ND - PLAYMAKERS PAVILION
Mar-08 OMAHA, NE - SOKOL AUDITORIUM
Mar-09 TULSA, OK - CAINS BALLROOM
Mar-10 KANSAS CITY, KS - BEAUMONT CLUB
Mar-11 SIOUX FALLS, SD - EMPIRE EXPO HALL
Mar-13 CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - HAWKEYE DOWNS
Mar-14 MILWAUKEE, WI - THE RAVE
Mar-15 FT. WAYNE, IN - PIERRES
Mar-16 TOLEDO, OH - HEADLINERS
Mar-17 GRAND RAPIDS, MI - ORBIT ROOM
Mar-18 GUELPH, ON - COWBOYS BAR
Mar-20 MONTREAL, QC - MEDLEY
Mar-21 PROVIDENCE, RI - LUPOS AT THE STRAND
Mar-22 NEW YORK, NY - ROSELAND
Mar-23 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - HOUSE OF BLUES
Mar-24 ALBANY, NY - NORTHERN LIGHTS
Mar-25 ROCHESTER NY - HARRO EAST
Mar-26 WASHINGTON DC - 9:30 CLUB
Mar-28 NORFOLK VA - NORVA THEATRE
Mar-29 MYRTLE BEACH, SC - HOUSE OF BLUES
Mar-30 JACKSONVILLE, FL - PLUSH
Mar-31 ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JANNUS LANDING
Apr-01 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - REVOLUTION
Apr-03 NASHVILLE, TN - CITY HALL
Apr-04 MEMPHIS, TN - NEW DAISY THEATRE
Apr-05 CINCINATTI, OH - BOGARTS
GOJIRA 'The Link' 2nd album remastered - US release : March 17
GOJIRA 'The Link Alive' DVD - US release : April 10th
For more information please visit:
- SCARVE post new track online!
French masters of modern dissonant thrash SCARVE have posted a new song,
entitled "Endangered", on their MySpace page. The track comes
off of the band's upcoming album, "The Undercurrent", which
will be released this April through Listenable Records.
The follow-up to the group's critically acclaimed "Irradiant"
album (2004), "The Undercurrent" was recorded in part at the
Dug-Out facility in Uppsala, Sweden with renowned Swedish producer Daniel
Bergstrand, whose previous credits include MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING
YOUNG LAD and SOILWORK.
This album marks a grandiose return of the band marking them as
pioneers and way ahead of their time. Beyond any doubt the most sophisticated,
intricate, unconventional SCARVE recording to date. SCARVE will impress
and annihilate both friend and foe!
"Our darkest and most brutal release yet. Developing the sound
of "Irradiant" to a more devastating level"
-Dirk Verbeuren, drummer of SCARVE
Tracklisting for "The Undercurrent"
2. Imperceptible Armageddon
4. The Plundered
5. Assuming Self
6. Fathomless Descent
7. A Few Scraps of Memories
For more information please visit:
- MARTY FRIEDMAN RELEASES NEW ALBUM IN THE U.S. “LOUDSPEAKER”
SHRAPNEL RECORDS RELEASE ON MARCH 13TH, 2007
HOLLYWOOD - LOUDSPEAKER is an album that will change all preconceptions
about instrumental albums. It is an emotionally fueled work of genius,
mixed with brilliant guitar solo mastery that has become Marty Friedman’s
LOUDSPEAKER features guest appearances by Steve Vai, John Petrucci,
Mick Karn and Billy Sheehan. “For me it was a big experiment,”
Friedman explains. “I knew they were amazing, butI wanted to get
these guys to play the most aggressive way they could because as a fan
I really wanted to hear them like I never heard them before-in a full
LOUDSPEAKER is an aggressive, passionate and absorbing collection of
that exposes the beauty and the beast in Friedman’s personality.
Friedman reveals his true diversity with the hypnotic opening strains
of ‘Stigmata Addiction’ to a poignant rendering of ‘Coloreas
Mi Vida.’ The album continually travels between moments of claustrophobic
density ‘Black Orchid’ to the razor-sharp shred of 'Elixir.’
Marty Friedman began his career as a Shrapnel solo recording artist
and later joined forces with Jason Becker to form the unrivaled dual
guitar unit, “Cacophony”, who have a strong influence on
today’s top guitarists. Amassing worldwide acclaim as a
guitar superstar, he came to the attention of Megadeth and the rest
is history. Racking up sales of over 10 million records with Megadeth,
Friedman continued to record solo records, often embarking on adventurous
musical forays far removed from his work with Megadeth, including an
album with Golden Globe winner Kitaro.
In a bold move, he left the legendary Megadeth to pursue new musical
goals and has succeeded tremendously. Friedman’s many accomplishments
make him currently the only musician to be a fixture in the top class
of the Japanese domestic as well as international music scene. His music
performance (songs from “LOUDSPEAKER”) on national TV with
the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, to charting high with his own music
and with Japan’s top artists, has spurred Friedman into new celebrity
Now residing in Tokyo, Friedman has become a television celebrity appearing
as a regular on 5 major networks, he can be seen on mainstream hit TV
programs almost every day in Japan. “It’s all these insane
experiences the last couple years in Japan that couldn’t be musically
farther from my roots that make it so rewarding to make an all-out aggressive
album now,” recalls Friedman.
“LOUDSPEAKER” is exactly the kind of record that Friedman
fans have been waiting for. It is heavy, melodic and digs down deep
to his roots, and in spots reminiscent in style of his best selling
Shrapnel solo record “Dragon's Kiss.”
LOUDSPEAKER will be released on March 13th, 2007 in the U.S. For
more information click to www.martyfriedman.com
- ICED EARTH, TIAMAT, AMON AMARTH, VOMITORY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK
ICED EARTH, TIAMAT, AMON AMARTH, VOMITORY, NOCTURNAL RITES, TRAIL OF
TEARS, NOVEMBER and ALL ENDS have been confirmed for the 2007 edition
of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9 in Sölvesborg,
Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical
AXEL RUDI PELL
BLACK OAK ARKANSAS
HEAVEN AND HELL
RANDY PIPER'S ANIMAL
THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW
TRAIL OF TEARS
- Metal Church drummer Plate suffers spinal disk injury
Heavy Metal priests Metal Church has issued the following press release
on their official website:
>>IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! <<
Last night [31 January] in Nashville, drummer Jeff Plate suffered a
spinal disk injury. Jeff is currently seeking medical treatment... prognosis
soon to follow.
Unfortunately, the band has to cancel at least 3-6 shows, pending Jeff's
We apologize to our fans for the inconvenience... we were especially
looking forward to the Texas shows and makeup dates should be forthcoming
soon. Contact your venues for refund/honoring information.
The following shows are definitely cancelled:
1 - Columbus, MS - The Princess Theater
2 - Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theater
3 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Stay tuned for further updates.
- KAMELOT, LEAVES' EYES, FAIRYLAND Confirmed For Germany's NOISEGATE
KAMELOT, LEAVES' EYES, FAIRYLAND and CHASED CRIME have been confirmed
for the Noisegate festival, set to take April 8 at Stadthalle in Langen,
Germany. Headlining the event will be W.A.S.P. Also scheduled to appear
is SISTER SIN.
As previously reported, a video clip of KAMELOT performing the song
"When the Lights are Down" on February 11, 2006 at the historic
Rockefeller venue in Oslo, Norway has been posted online at YouTube.com.
The footage comes off the group's first-ever DVD, "One Cold Winter's
Night", which entered the Swedish Music Video chart at position
No. 8. KAMELOT enlisted renowned film and video director Patric Ullaeus
(DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES) to chronicle the night's events.
Bringing with him from Gothenberg, Sweden, Patric had a large crew of
professionals and equipment, including 18 cameras, that would be used
in and around the concert grounds.
KAMELOT is currently working on a new studio album for a spring 2007
- IN FLAMES honored with grammy award!
IN FLAMES have been honoured with the Swedish "Grammis" award
in the category "Best Hard Rock" during a ceremony that was
held Tuesday night (January 30th) at Hovet in Stockholm. A total of
five bands were nominated for their most recent 2006 releases.
BACKYARD BABIES – "People Like People Like People Like Us“
EUROPE – "Secret Society" (T&T/Sanctuary)
HAMMERFALL – "Threshold" (Nuclear Blast)
IN FLAMES – "Come Clarity" (Nuclear Blast)
THE HAUNTED – "The Dead Eye" (Century Media)
In accepting the award, IN FLAMES frontman Anders Fridén asked
the audience to get up on their feet. "This is the third time IN
FLAMES have won a [Swedish] Grammy and it feels extremely good,"
he said and joked: "Thanks a lot to the Swedish people, [distributor]
Sound Pollution and all you people sitting down!"
- DEATHSTARS hit the road again!
Beware! Europe's glammiest Death Rock band of all, DEATHSTARS, is hitting
the road again in March and April! After two very successful tours last
year – first headlining their way throughout the continent, afterwards
supporting mighty CRADLE OF FILTH – Sweden's dark yet sparkling
sons will be back for more in spring. Be sure to experience the full
48 Carat Of Darkness at the following occasions!
- RIDE THE SKY line up completed
Ex-HELLOWEEN drummer and MASTERPLAN founder Uli Kusch has finally completed
the line up of his new band RIDE THE SKY:
Bjørn Jansson - vocals (TEARS OF ANGER, BEYOND TWILIGHT)
Uli Kusch - drums (Ex-HELLOWEEN, MASTERPLAN)
Benny Jansson - guitar (TEARS OF ANGER)
Mathias Garnås - bass (XSAVIOR)
Kaspar Dahlqvist - keyboard (DIONYSSUS, STORMWIND)
The guys are currently working on their yet untitled debut album, due
to be released in the middle of August.
- SCAR SYMMETRY working update!
Melodic Deathers SCAR SYMMETRY have posted the following update on their
official homepage www.scarsymmetry.com:
"Greetings people! At the moment we're in the midst of writing
material for our 3rd album, set to be recorded at the end of the summer.
So far we have like 10 songs in the works and there are more set to
be written in the near future. Hopefully we'll have around 15-20 songs
to choose from, in time for the recording. As goes for coming live-appearances,
we're very much looking forward in participating in this year's edition
of Progpower UK, set to take place outside of London, at the end of
March. Also, like we've told you before in an earlier post, there is
a new tour in the works, which we hope will be 100% confirmed shortly,
so that we can share some further info with you guys. In the meantime,
lets keep our fingers crossed and be sure to check this website at regular
- KATAKLYSM message for their fans!
Northern Hyperblasters KATAKLYSM have just returned from their European
tour and have some important things to tell their fans! "KATAKLYSM
has just returned to US soil after completing the band’s most
successful headliner tour in Europe!!! Drawing more people and selling
venues accross Europe than never before. The band wishes to thank QUO
VADIS, FEAR MY THOUGHTS and NEAERA for being cool dudes and all for
all the good times, cheers!!!" Sadly, the band had to postpone
their scheduled Australian tour and their "Road to Devastation
II" tour which also included a few dates with UNLEASHED and was
scheduled for April/ Mai. Maurizio Lacono explains: "I know that
a lot of our fans were looking forward to seeing us in Australia, in
the UK, Scandinavia and all the places we haven’t hit for this
record yet, but believe me that none are more disappointed than us!.....But
they WILL be rescheduled and we are thinking of September or during
the fall. The reason behind the postponed dates: The devil himself called
and made us an offer we couldn’t refuse!.."
- David Neil Cline 20TH Year Anniversary Release!!!
David Neil Cline/ A Fit of Rage (Final Mix)
Re-mixed and Re-mastered! Sounds better then ever!!! Two more bonus
Looks like a mini version of the original vinyl album! Even the disc
looks like a mini vinyl album! Available at Cdbaby.com
For more info go to:
- SKYFORGER BAND NEWS
Band has started work on new album recording process and recently entered
home studio to record half of the upcoming album. So far it is unknown
when job will be completed. More news next time.
With pagan greetings, SKYFORGER
- News from the Plutonium platoon
The debut album “One Size Fits All” from Plutonium was released
on the 12th of February 2007. If you would like to hear the title track
of this album you can do that now from their Myspace-site. You can download
it from there as well!
- MARILYN MANSON To Co-Headline Romania's B'ESTIVAL
MARILYN MANSON has been confirmed as one of the headliners of the B'Estival,
a new event that will took place in Romania from June 30 until July
1 at Romexpo Bucharest. The festival will likely feature three stages,
each for a different genre of music. More headliners will be announced
Manson announced on his web site that the name of his new album is "Eat
Me, Drink Me". The disc is tentatively due for release this spring
and will follow up 2003's "The Golden Age of Grotesque". Manson
told MTV.com in the fall of 2005 that he expected his next record to
be "something above and beyond and different — sonically,
emotionally — than anything I've done."
Manson recently asked the court to block any future claim for spousal
support by his estranged wife, burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese. According
to TMZ.com, which obtained court documents, Manson has also requested
that Teese pay for her own lawyers in the couple's divorce proceedings.
Also in the documents, Manson claims that he and Von Teese split up
on Halloween, while Von Teese maintains that they separated on Christmas
Eve. Both have cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason
for the breakup of the marriage.
The custody of the couple's pets has yet to be determined. They have
two dogs and several cats. Manson and Von Teese were married in December
of 2005 after a seven-year relationship.
Manson has reportedly been dating actress Evan Rachel Wood, with sources
telling People magazine that the 38-year-old rocker's relationship with
the 19-year-old star of the movie "Thirteen" was a factor
in the end of his marriage.
- METAL CHURCH Drummer Explains Concert Cancellations
METAL CHURCH has issued the following update:
"Yesterday we put up an announcement stating that drummer Jeff
Plate had incurred an injury at the Nashville show and due to that some
shows would be cancelled. The announcement was put together very quickly
because we wanted to get the word out to the ticketholders in order
to avoid as much inconvenience for them as possible; however, we did
not have all the facts at that time." The following is a statement
from Jeff himself explaining the circumstances behind the cancellations:
"As much as we did not like making the decision to cancel shows,
I personally am also upset at the vague explanation that was posted
about my situation. I did not injure my back the other night. I have
had a herniated disc in my upper back since 1994, which I did to myself
hitting golf balls one day in Buffalo on my first SAVATAGE tour. This
flares up once every couple of years, and unfortunately it decided to
rear its ugly head now. The disc swells and pinches the sciatic nerve
in my left arm, which causes more pain when I'm not moving than it does
when I'm playing, and unfortunately not playing is the only way it heals.
My doctor has always recommended against surgery, and a traction unit
to relief the pressure and time off is the only way to help this. And,
not to make excuses, but I've been drumming now solid for four months
straight: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA rehearsals, the tour and now the
METAL CHURCH tour. This tour has beaten us all up. The schedule has
been crazy to say the least, the weather has been terrible, problems
with the bus, no heat, arriving late to the venue and helping unload
and setting up my drums, no days off... it all caught up to me, and
everyone else for that matter. Let's face it, I'm not a kid anymore.
This sucks, trust me.
"I cannot honestly say when I'll be able to play at this intensity
again, but it is generally several weeks. I have some work with Mark
Wood at the end of February, but it is not nearly as demanding. There
are many people involved in putting this tour on and it obviously affects
everyone. Once again, sincere apologies to everyone."
As previously reported, the five current members of METAL CHURCH will
host "The Classic Metal Show" on Saturday, February 3. Kurdt
Vanderhoof (guitar), Ronny Munroe (vocals), Jay Reynolds (guitar), Steve
Unger (bass) and Jeff Plate (drums) will discuss their current album,
"A Light in the Dark", as well as the history of the band,
the passing of David Wayne, and their involvement in other bands, including
MALICE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, CHRIS CAFFERY, SAVATAGE and PRESTO
"The Classic Metal Show" is heard live every Saturday
from 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. EST, and in rebroadcast
throughout the week.
To view the weekly schedule or to tune in, go to www.theclassicmetalshow.com.
Escapi Music has set a February 23 German release date for a live METAL
CHURCH DVD featuring the band's now 1991 performance at the Dynamo Open
Air festival in Eindhoven, Holland. The footage features the band touring
in support of its "The Human Factor" album with the following
Mike Howe (vocals)
Craig Marshall (guitars)
Craig Wells (guitars)
Duke Erickson (bass)
Kirk Arrington (drums)
- AMORPHIS, WOLF, ARCHER Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!!
AMORPHIS, WOLF and ARCHER have been confirmed for this year's installment
of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 22-23, 2007
in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows
(in alphabetical order):
HEAVEN AND HELL
- BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, MOTORHEAD, LIFE OF AGONY Confirmed For Fields
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, MOTORHEAD and LIFE OF AGONY have been confirmed
for the Fields of Rock festival, set to take place June 16-17 at the
Evenemententerrein Walibi World in Biddinghuizen, Holland. Also scheduled
to appear are IRON MAIDEN and OZZY OSBOURNE.
IRON MAIDEN is looking forward to returning to Holland to play at Fields
of Rock festival for the first time and will close the festival on the
first day on the main stage. Last year in November on their phenomenally
successful "A Matter Of Life And Death World Tour" they gave
a stunning performance to 14,000 fans at Brabanthallen in Den Bosch
which sold out in record time.
After the great success of the first two editions of Fields of Rock
in the Goffertpark, the organisers have announced earlier the festival
is moving to the Evenemententerrein Walibi World in Biddinghuizen.
The third edition of Fields of Rock is more than one day and has a camp
site. There will be three stages with a minimal of 15 bands. Beside
to the main stage and the tent stage there also will be a smaller third
outdoor stage. News about the line-up for the three stages will be announced
- UNLEASHED To Headline Germany's WALPURGIS METAL DAYS Festival
Veteran Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED will headline the seventh
edition of the Walpurgis Metal Days festival, set to take place Saturday,
April 28 in Hauzenberg, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up
as follows (in alphabetical order):
COCK AND BALL TORTURE
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET
SCARED TO DEATH
For more information, visit www.walpurgismetal.de.
UNLEASHED's eighth full-length album, "Midvinterblot", was
released in the U.S. on October 10 via SPV Records. The band will embark
on a North American headlining tour in February/March, with KRISIUN
and BELPHEGOR supporting.
- AGHORA, DGM, DAY SIX Confirmed For PROGPOWER EUROPE 2007 Festival
AGHORA from the USA, DAY SIX from the Netherlands and DGM from Italy
have been confirmed for the ProgPower Europe 2007 festival, set to take
place October 5-7 in Baarlo, Netherlands. DGM wil headline the pre-party,
AGHORA will play on Saturday and DAY SIX will open on Sunday. The festival
billing is now shaping up as follows:
Friday, October 5 (pre-party):
+ one more band
Saturday, October 6:
HEAVEN'S CRY (Canada)
MECHANICAL POET (Russia)
+ three bands
Sunday, October 7:
JON OLIVA'S PAIN (USA)
SIEGES EVEN (Germany)
CIRCUS MAXIMUS (Norway)
DAY SIX (Netherlands)
For more information, visit www.progpower.com.
|March 15th, 2007
- CANDLEMASS Taps SOLITUDE AETURNUS Singer To Replace MESSIAH MARCOLIN
Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have issued the following update:
"After months of auditions it is now official who replaces Messiah
Marcolin in CANDLEMASS. Robert Lowe, well known for his work with SOLITUDE
AETURNUS, is the man who killed all the competition and showed that
he beyond doubt is the most capable man for the job. A worthy successor!!
"Robert will still be fronting SOLITUDE AETURNUS, but since there's
a whole ocean between the bands, we/CANDLEMASS feel that this is a great
solution that is very beneficial for everybody. The mighty voice from
Dallas, Texas is thrown into the fire immediately and is starting the
vocal work on the new CANDLEMASS album in a matter of days. CANDLEMASS
are sure that the words 'amazing' and 'incredible' will be used to describe
the result! CANDLEMASS would also like to thank all the gifted singers
who applied for the job. Many talents from all over the world have been
heard. We are sure that they will continue to be heard for a long time,
but not in CANDLEMASS. The band have finally found the ideal replacement
for Messiah Marcolin — Robert Lowe! The new album will KILL!!"
CANDLEMASS announced on Oct. 23, 2006 that vocalist Messiah Marcolin
was out of the band "for good."
As previously reported, Messiah Marcolin contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET
on April 28, 2006 to announce that he was leaving the band with no possibility
of him rejoining. "We could not agree on how to do the new album,"
Messiah stated at the time while refusing to elaborate on his sudden
CANDLEMASS' upcoming CD — a concept album about the road to ruin
in the modern society — is being self-produced and will feature
nine or ten tracks. CANDLEMASS recorded four new songs with the help
of producer Andy Sneap (NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY, MACHINE HEAD) in February
2006 at the Polar studios. At the time, Leif Edling said of the material,
"The songs are pretty much in the same vein as the stuff on the
[self-titled 2005] reunion album, maybe a bit darker."
- PIG DESTROYER Hard At Work Recording New Full-Length
PIG DESTROYER have begun recording their new full-length album, titled
PIG DESTROYER are currently recording Phantom Limb at Omega Studios
(BAD BRAINS) in Rockville, MD. Phantom Limb, the follow-up to 2004's
wildly successful and influential album Terrifyer, will feature 14 all-new
songs from the heralded grindcore troupe and artwork by John Baizley
(BARONESS, TORCHE). Advance song titles include: "Cemetery Road",
"Rotten Yellow", "Jupiter's Eye" "Heathen Temple"
and "The Machete Twins."
PIG DESTROYER vocalist JR Hayes comments on the recording: "We're
recording to 2" analog tape, which is really exciting. The drums
sound HUGE, and the guitar tones are really nasty and aggressive. Brian's
been on top of his game all year, busting out easily the fastest blast
beats I've ever seen him play. As usual, Scott's written a whole arsenal
of scalding riffs, but I feel like he really outdid himself with the
arrangements on this record. The songs feel great and we've been having
a load of fun playing them for the last five months. It's the 14 most
deranged metal songs we could make up, so get ready to sink your f*cking
Guitarist Scott Hull adds; "We're excited about Phantom Limb because
it all seems to be coming together in a much different way than our
past discs. We set the date for the studio, THEN we fired up the muse
to write the material. The process has became much faster, more focused,
and with all the energy intact and sharpened. It has also been a hugely
positive experience to be able to just be the guitarist, rather than
the guy behind the button as well. Just wait until you hear it."
Additionally, PIG DESTROYER have recently made their long- standing
trio a quartet with the addition of Blake Harrison (TRIAC) to the fold.
PIG DESTROYER have also been confirmed to co-headline at this year's
Los Angeles Murderfest on Sunday, March 25 along with BRUTAL TRUTH,
CRETIN, and many more. For more information on this fest, please visit
the official L.A. Murderfest website. Additional PIG DESTROYER live
appearances will be announced shortly.
For more information on PIG DESTROYER, please contact Betsey Cichoracki,
Relapse Records Media Relations, at (610)734-1000 x106 or [email protected].
Updated PIG DESTROYER news / tour information will be made available
via the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com,
the PIG DESTROYER website: www.PIGDESTROYER.net
and MySpace: www.myspace.com/TheRealPigSestroyer.
PIG DESTROYER Live Appearance:
March 25 Los Angeles, CA Knitting Factory (as part of the Los Angeles
Murderfest. For complete line-up, ticket info please visit: www.losangelesmurderfest.com)
- ASGUARD RECORD DREAMSLAVE FOLLOW UP
Our dark lords from Belarus, Asguard have written and recorded their
follow-up to last years Dreamslave. The new work is actually an extension
to the album with the working title; Dreamslave... Awakening. The new
album will also come with a 10 Year Anniversary DVD featuring live footage
from the bands extensive Eastern European tour of 2006. There are twelve
original tracks, plus two bonus cover songs, "Golden Age"
from Kreator and "Run Through the Night" by Accept and
will be released early this year.
- NEW FLESHGORE TRACK POSTED
Following the worldwide re-release of the bands' previous death metal
extravaganzas Killing Absorbtion and the latest May God Strike Me Dead,
the band is currently working on new material for their follow-up full-length
due out later this year. The new track "Wake Up" is posted
on the bands' official website and MySpace site.
- A SECOND FROM THE SURFACE SIGN WITH TDR
We are very proud to welcome noise-metal trio A Second From The Surface
to the TDR dysfunctional family. Hailing from Minneapolis, ASFTS will
be releasing their debut album with us in early 2007. Watch for the
band to be on an extensive and intensive national tour following their
debut release. More on the band soon. Stay tuned!
- RECOURSE UPDATES
Recourse would like to officially welcome Ace Walter into the band as
the group’s new drummer. The band has known Ace for a few years
from his stints as drummer for such MD based bands; Bloodbourne, Anti-Audio,
Eyes Turn Grey and Sick Mind’s Eye. Ace hails from Cumberland
MD and is currently writing new material with the band for their
follow up to 2004’s critically acclaimed debut album Weakening The
Structure. The album, tentatively entitled, The Burden of Man, will
be released sometime in 2007 and will be followed up by extensive touring,
with sporadic shows during the writing process appearing.
03/24 CC22 - Seaford DE w/Sprawl, Belligerent
- JAG PANZER, Ex-40 GRIT Members Join Forces In BODY OF SCARS
BODY OF SCARS, the new Phoenix, Arizona-based band featuring JAG PANZER
drummer Rikard Stjernquist and former 40 GRIT vocalist/guitarist James
Santiago, is currently in the studio laying 15 tracks for its self-titled
debut release, tentatively due later in the year. A demo version of
the group's "theme song," "Body of Scars", has been
posted online on their MySpace page.
Formed in August 2006, BODY OF SCARS' current lineup is completed by
lead guitarist Randy Davis (MOTIVE) and bassist Clint Barker.
- NIGHTRAGE video shoot and new track
Swedish/ greek metal outfit NIGHTRAGE is heading out to Greece the coming
weekend shooting a video clip for the track "Scathing" taken
from their upcoming 3rd album and Lifeforce Records debut "A New
Disease Is Born". You can also find this track from now on at the
Lifeforce Records Myspace profile.
The weekend after NIGHTRAGE will go to Poland to record a live DVD at
Stodola Club in Warsaw with VADER, ONSLAUGHT and SOLITUDE AETERNUS.
The DVD will be released later this year via Metal Mind Productions.
"A New Disease Is Born" was recorded in December 2006 with
Jacob Hansen and will be released on APRIL 17TH, 2007 via Lifeforce
An E-card and special pre-order deal will be available soon.
NIGHTRAGE "A New Disease Is Born"
- IN STORES APRIL 17TH (US/CA) -
- OATH TO VANQUISH: Brand-new "Executive Onslaught" Video
Lebanese death metallers OATH TO VANQUISH have unveiled their first
ever video clip with the track Executive Onslaught from their debut
album. It has been posted online at YouTube.com.
direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyxoCu_esog
The clip was directed and produced by US filmmaker Vince Brusio (http://www.makeyourdisc.com)
and features footage taken from their European tour in September 2006,
sketches by US artist Robert S. Connett, as well as an amalgam of imagery
depicting political events surrounding their native Middle East.
Commented Elias van Quish: "This video epitomises our views about
the futility of the politics of today, and whilst some political figures
can be loved and adored by many, a more cautionary account is depicted
here. Amazingly, Vince has managed to create a visual for the lyrical
concepts behind the song. It shows where we're from, the reality of
the war and conflicts that we've reluctantly lived through last summer,
and alas continue to rage throughout much of our region today. Most
importantly, it captures the resentment we have for the political climate
of this region with its inability to rise above ideological and religious
differences, and self-serving agendas."
"Executive Onslaught" is taken off OATH TO VANQUISH's debut
album Applied Schizophrenic Science which was released by Grindethic
Records in 2006. More of the band's music can be accessed or downloaded
OATH TO VANQUISH have been described as "regurgitating a vicious,
bone-crushing and twisted concoction of brutaldeath garnished with gore/grind,
whilst somehow managing to blend in an evil melodic tinge, all added
for good measure."
For more info visit http://www.grindethic.co.uk
- SODAMNED - Locked in the Garret posted online
The brazilian death metallers of SODAMNED posted online their new song,
"Locked in the Garret", which will be part of the band's next
release, besides of being released in the 12nd edition of the Rock Soldiers
Meanwhile the band is still looking for a bassist and a guitarist to
replace the musicians Gerson and Nagata which left the band in the end
To check the band's new track visit their MySpace page at www.myspace.com/sodamned
- Akashic posts cover of Journey for download
It's available on the AKASHIC website a cover version for the Journey'
song "Open Arms". Recently the band finished the recordings
of a video clip and are going to an European tour.
Akashic is a brazilian progressive metal band formed by Rafael Gubert
(vocals - Barros Project, The Supremacy), Marcos de Ros (guitars), Fábio
Alves (bass), Maurício Meinert (drums) and Éder Bergozza
(keyboards) and released their second and latest album, A Brand New
Day, through Hellion Records.
The Journey's cover can be downloaded through the following link: Click
Samples of the album A Brand New Day are available on the band's MySpace
page - www.myspace.com/akashicrock
- CANDLELIGHT RECORDS SIGNS CARNAL FORGE
London, England: Candlelight Records today confirms the worldwide
signing of Carnal Forge. Testify For My Victims, current
working title for the band's anticipated sixth album, is to
be mixed at Black Lounge Studios in early February with an expected
May release date. Two videos have already been filmed for the
album tracks "Numb" and "Burning Eden." Both
directed by Owe Lingvall (Village Road Film).
Bassist Lars Linden says, "Carnal Forge are very happy to have
signed to Candlelight Records. We have an utterly brillant peace
of work soon to be released. We are all very satisfied how the songs
have turned out and are very confident in the new more varied material.
It will mean some change for you who have heard the previous albums,
but hopefully you find it for the better. We for sure do and we are
all very eager to get the new material out to the audience and to get
out on tour again."
Formed in 1997, Carnal Forge released their debut Who's Gonna Burn (War
Music) in 1998. Signing with Century Media in early 2001 the band
released Please... Die later in the year. The band would tour
Europe supporting The Haunted and Nile and make the first of several
prestigious festival appearances (Linden making his debut with the band
at the year's 2000 Decibel Festival and Wacken Open Air). The
More You Suffer (2003) and Aren't You Dead Yet (2004) would continue
to see the band expand fan and worldwide sales base. Vocalist
Jens C. Mortensen would join the band's ranks in late 2004 impressing
fans with his strong live performances. In early 2006 the band
began work on new material and expect an extensive world tour after
the springtime album release.
Carnal Forge currently features vocalist Jens C. Mortensen, guitarists
Jari Kuusisto and Petri Kuusisto, drummer Stefan Westerberg with bassist
- SWALLOW THE SUN & MASTERPLAN MY SPACE PREMIERE
Philadelphia: Candlelight Records USA has made available the first
tracks from upcoming new albums from Finland's Swallow the Sun and Germany's
Masterplan. To listen bring your browser to the label's official
page located at www.myspace.com/candlelightrecordsusa.
"These Hours of Despair" is from Swallow the Sun's new album
titled Hope. Set to hit US stores on March 20, the anticipated
album features guest appearances from Jonas Renske (Katatonia) and Tomi
Joutsen (Amorphis). A video has already filmed for album
track “Don’t Fall Asleep;” premiere detals will
follow shortly. Kerrang! says, “not since My Dying Bride's
classic Turn Loose The Swans has there been such a flawless example
of how sorrow can be harnessed to the heaviest of guitar tones, capped
with virtuoso guttural growls and graced with an immaculate production
patina, to such devastating effect. Every one of these eight tracks
is an absolute fucking monster.”
"Lost And Gone" is from Masterplan's third album titled MKII.
Also set for US release March 20, it is the first album to feature new
vocalist Mike DiMeo (Riot) and drummer Mike Terrana (Yngwie Malmsteen,
Tony MacAlpine, Rage). Mixed and mastered at Helsinki's renowned
Finnvox Studios (Nightwish, Lordi, Sonata Arctica), MKII was produced
by guitarist/band leader Roland Grapow (Helloween) and again showcases
the band’s exceptional musicianship and the stellar dynamic charm
that has made them popular since their launch in 2002. Blabbermouth
said of Aeronautics, the band's previous album, “Masterplan along
with such forward-thinking power metal acts as Kamelot and Nocturnal
Rites prove that there is indeed plenty of life left in the genre.
A must-have album for anyone that has an appreciation for all things
heavy and melodic.”
- MALEVOLENT CREATION EUROPEAN TOUR DATES AND STUDIO UPDATE !!!!
Malevolent Creation are currently finishing up the recording's for there
next and 10th studio album "DOOMSDAY X". Just bass and vocals
remain to be finished and then mixed while we are on tour.Hopefully
the new album will be released early this summer on Nuclear Blast Records.
Rotting Christ + Malevolent Creation + Rotten Sound
+ Incantation * + Sardonic ** + Enthrallment ***
06.03.07 UK Bradford @ Rio*
07.03.07 UK Glasgow @ Soundhaus*
08.03.07 IRE Dublin @ Voodoo Lounge*
09.03.07 UK Bolton @ Soundhause*
10.03.07 UK London @ Camden Underworld*
11.03.07 HOL Zaandam @ deKade*
13.03.07 DEN Kopenhagen @ The Rock**
14.03.07 DEN Aalborg @ Studenterhuset**
15.03.07 GER Flensburg @ Roxy**
16.03.07 GER Neumark n/Zwickau @ Vereinshaus**
17.03.07 HOL Nijmegen @ JC Staddijk**
18.03.07 HOL Katwijk aan Zee @ Scum**
19.03.07 BEL Charleroi @ Le Coliseum **
21.03.07 GER Trier @ ExHaus**
22.03.07 FR Lyon @ Le Marche Gare**
23.03.07 ITA Genova @ Logo Loco **
24.03.07 ITA Prato @ Anomalia **
25.03.07 FR Luynes @ Le Korigan***
26.03.07 FR Perpignan @ Crockmore***
27.03.07 SP Barcelona @ Mephisto ***
28.03.07 SP Madrid @ Ritmo & Compas ***
29.03.07 SP Almeria Sala Genesis***
30.03.07 POR Corroios n/Lisbon @ Cine Teatro***
31.03.07 POR Mangualde @ CC St.Andre***
01.04.07 SP Irun @ Tunk***
- THE WILDHEARTS FINISHING UP NEW ALBUM; TO RETURN TO AMERICA AT SXSW
English rockers The Wildhearts will be returning to the US this spring
with a new album under their belts, a new line up, and an appearance
at SXSW in Austin, Texas among others. The band will begin
mixing the new album, which will be self-titled, on February 1st and
will release The Wildhearts later this year on the band’s
own label, Round Records in the United Kingdom and Universal Records
in Japan. Round Records is currently seeking distribution
in the United States.
The Wildhearts was recorded partially at London’s Strongroom
Studios, partially at a country house in Ipswich, and at a haunted castle
in the Midlands. “This album is going to surprise a
lot of people who considered the last Wildhearts album too poppy,”
says Ginger of the new record. “There will not be any
similar accusations this time around, that’s for sure.”
The Wildhearts’ new lineup sees the return of original drummer
Ritch Battersby and the addition of Scott Sorry (Amen, Brides of Destruction)
on bass. Front man Ginger regards Sorry as “the most
energetic performer I’ve ever shared a stage with. His
youth certainly keeps us older bastards on our toes.” Ginger
and guitarist CJ round out the lineup, which judging by reactions from
a recent holiday show is the most solid ever.
2007 will see The Wildhearts return to SXSW for the first time since
2004. Prior to making a stop in Austin the band will be making
several other stops along the way including one in New York City on
March 10 at Rebel. Considering the last time The Wildhearts
played in New York they sold out the Tribecca Rock Club, they are certainly
looking forward to this one as well. Details for the band’s
SXSW appearance and other shows have not been released yet.
The Wildhearts are looking forward to seeing the fruits of their labor
in 2007 and the band’s attitude says it all. “The
vibe within the group is so positive right now it’s sickening!,”
says Ginger, “We are back and hungrier than ever.” For
more information please visit www.thewildhearts.com
- TRANSLATION LOSS RECORDS SIGNS TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION!
Translation Loss Records is proud to announce the signing of Philadelphia’s
TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION! TFD’s Translation Loss Records debut
entitled, ZEN AND THE ART OF TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION, will be released
sometime this spring. The band was founded by BRUTAL TRUTH’s very
own drummer/vocalist/performance artist, Richard Hoak, and is rounded
out by Herzog- total fucking guitar, Joe- total fucking bass and Pingdum-
total fucking fuck you guitar.
With grind on the mind and destruction boiling in their veins, TFD has
taken grind to a whole new level with an extremely unique album that
consists of three parts: Part 1 is a proper grinding, metallic and perversely
catchy batch of songs. Recorded at Super 8 Studios [Slacks, Quips, Zodiak]
and mixed by Dan O’Hare. Part 2 is an acoustic monster all in
itself, beautifully recorded by the band in their total fucking house.
Completely different from anything heard in grind today. Part 3 is enhanced
CD content that contains Live from Hazel’s, a legendary live performance
recorded in the bowels of Philadelphia.
to check out the songs “Corpse Position” and “NENN”
from ZEN AND THE ART OF TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION.
- KEKAL ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF “THE HABIT OF FIRE”
August 2005, after 10 years of existence as a band, KEKAL decided to
move forward and to come deep into musical territories yet unexplored
by the band. Throughout the year 2006, KEKAL was busy recording and
shaping their 6th album entitled "The Habit of Fire", an ambitious
project which marks a new statement for the band. "The Habit of
Fire" is an experimental (but yet accessible) 70-minute epic concept
album of 'urban avantgarde metal', with a liberal use of electronic
elements and mix of countless musical sub-genres to accompany their
trademark guitar-driven soundscapes. "The Habit of Fire" is
coming this fall on Open Grave Records (NORTH AMERICA/AUSTRALIA/JAPAN)
and Whirlwind Records (EUROPE).
KEKAL started out in 1995 as a more straightforward extreme metal band.
Throughout the first 5 years, they developed their own style by incorporating
many diverse elements from outside metal, but not until they released
"The Painful Experience" (2001), their 3rd album which marked
as a starting point for the band to step more and more into the progressive
territory and started to make further experiments with their music.
In 2003, they released "1000 Thoughts of Violence", an album
that has gained a lot of attention even beyond the Asian region due
to the uniqueness of their music, combining elements of jazz-fusion,
progressive rock, psychedelic rock, trip-hop, experimental electronic
and ambient music, and blend them together into their own distinct style.
Critics then started to cite Kekal among the finest independent avant-garde
metal bands, and they toured Europe for the first time in 2004. In 2005
they released their 5th album "Acidity".
March 15th will see the European release on Whirlwind Records, with
a May 15th release date set for the North America, Australia & Japan
release of Kekal's 6th album, "The Habit of Fire" on Open
Official Website: www.kekalonline.com
Myspace Page: www.myspace.com/kekal
Open Grave Records: www.opengraverecords.com
Whirlwind Records: www.whirlwind-records.com
- AMON AMARTH shoots video for “Cry of the Blackbirds”!
Swedish metallers Amon Amarth have uploaded photos from their "Cry
of the Black Birds" video shoot at this
location. The clip was directed last week by William C. Schacht.
According to the band, "It took 20 hours of blood, sweat and pain,
in minus 14 degrees Celsius, to get the video done. All that remains
now is the editing of the filmed material."
"We would like to thank the production team, for a job well done.
But especially we would like to thank the generous people of Baldur's
Hird. Without their dedication and professionalism this video would
not have been possible."
As previously reported, Amon Amarth’s video for the song "Runes
to My Memory" has been posted online at this
- THE OCEAN in search of guitarist!
The Ocean is looking for a new guitar player! They do not like to part
ways with members of the collective, but due to members'
inability to cope with heavy touring schedules, they need a new axeman
on the second guitar.
Here's what they are looking for:
- LIVE EXPERIENCE
- DEDICATION not just to being on stage but to being in a band, with
all that entails!
- TIME for extensive touring and for frequent rehearsals in BERLIN.
- Someone who LEARNS FAST and ON HIS OWN
- A LIVE WIRE who KICKS ASS with us!
- Must have broad a musical background as our own, willing to transcend
the borders between metal, hardcore, rock, soundtrack-music and jazz
Think you're our man? Drop us a line. [email protected]
- EMPEROR GENERAL TICKETS ON SALE
Philadelphia: General tickets for the recently announced Emperor
concerts go on sale via ticketmaster, venue box offices and other popular
regional ticket agencies. Confirmed dates are noted below.
May 30 - The Metro, Chicago IL
June 1 - BB King Blues Club, New York NY
June 3 - Key Club, Los Angeles, CA
Emperor's guitar tabulature book, Scattered Ashes: A Decade of Emperial
Wrath is now available at special retailers. The limited
edition 132-page oversized book (with bonus cd) featuring foreword and
transcriptions by vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn contains original tabs
for thirteen Emperor classics featured on the band's 2003 2-cd compilation
of the same name; a collection of previously unavailable recordings,
live and studio/demo outtakes. The book is available now via Candlelight's
official US webstore; bring your browser to www.candlelightrecordsusa.com.
- OZZY OSBOURNE 'Thinking About' Moving Back To The U.K.
World Entertainment News Network reports that Ozzy Osbourne is "seriously"
considering leaving his adopted Los Angeles home to return to live in
his native England full-time — because he misses his daughter
Kelly so much.
Osbourne desperately wants to see singer-turned-TV presenter Kelly,
22, more often.
She says, "Dad phoned me recently asking me to come over (to Los
Angeles). I said, 'I can't, I live here now. You come here.'
"He is seriously thinking about coming back, he hates it there."
- IRON MAIDEN To Perform 'More Classic Favorites' At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD
Following the official announcement this evening on BBC Radio 1's Zane
Lowe show, IRON MAIDEN has confirmed it will be once again headlining
this year's Download festival on Sunday, June 10, making this a record-breaking
fourth headline appearance at the world-famous Donington Park (Leicestershire,
The first time MAIDEN ever played at Donington was when they topped
the bill in 1988, with KISS and GUNS N' ROSES among the supports, playing
to over 100,000 people — the biggest Donington crowd by far and
still the biggest metal show ever in the U.K. — returning again
in 1992 and 2003.
Commented MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson: "Our fans know that Donington
is a special place for MAIDEN and we are all looking forward to getting
back there for a fourth time. The 'A Matter of Life and Death U.K. Tour'
last December was very special for us and we very much appreciated the
fans giving us such great support in us playing the whole album which,
let's face it, was not necessarily the easiest thing to do for us or
them! It was definitely the right challenge for us at that time but
outdoors in the summer is different and as a 'thank-you' to our fans
we will be including quite a few more 'classic' favorites balanced with
some of the tracks from the new album. We will naturally bring Eddie
and his toys along, so all in all it should be a great day for everybody!!"
Tickets will be going on sale Wednesday, January 31 at 9:00 a.m. and
are available from the official web site for the festival or the credit
card hotline 0870 400 0822.
Headline acts for the other two days are MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE on Friday,
June 8 and LINKIN PARK on Saturday, June 9.
- HELLYEAH's VINNIE PAUL Is Looking Forward To Possible OZZFEST
Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott recently spoke
to Chris Harris of MTV.com about the formation of his new band, HELLYEAH,
also featuring NOTHINGFACE members Jerry Montano (bass) and Tom Maxwell
(guitar) alongside MUDVAYNE's Chad Gray (vocals) and Gregg Tribbett
"Since May of last year, I started getting phone calls from Jerry,
who I've known for a long time, just saying that they planned on putting
something together and they needed a heavy hitter — they needed
me," the drummer explained. "And I was like, 'Man, I'm so
busy with my record company, and I don't know if I'm really ready to
do this again' and all that. And after about seven or eight calls, he
finally caught me one night when I was in the right frame of mind. I
had been drinkin' and listening to some music, and I said, 'You know
what? Let's give this thing a shot.' The next day, I talked to everybody
in the band, and everyone was so super cool and had the same mindset."
According to Vinnie, HELLYEAH's self-titled debut, which drops April
10, is "the best record I've been a part of since [PANTERA's 1992
classic] 'Vulgar Display of Power'," he said. "The thing that
makes me feel that way about it is, when we made 'Vulgar', it was just
magic. It happened. Everybody's mindset was in the right place. After
that record, we never had that same vibe. We still made amazing records,
but there were all these forces pulling us in different directions.
So when we made [the HELLYEAH] record, I had that same kind of feeling.
It was just too easy. Everybody was into it. And I feel these songs
are that strong, and I think everybody brought something special to
"It's just a special record," he added, "and I really
believe we're gonna be f---ing kick-ass live. We haven't done any live
shows yet, but I know that everybody comes from a band that's been known
as a kick-ass live band. So I know the five of us together are going
to make some hellacious noise."
Abbott said HELLYEAH will tour extensively this year but that they're
still mapping things out. Playing this summer's Ozzfest would make perfect
sense for HELLYEAH, considering all the bandmembers have taken the festival's
stage before. And if Sharon Osbourne extended an offer, the band would
gladly take her up on it, Abbott said.
"We will definitely be on tour all summer, and we're definitely
looking forward to it," he said. "Ozzfest would be awesome.
That's all I can say about that. I'm a veteran of Ozzfest. Everybody
knows it's the premier summer tour, so if we were offered to be a part
of that, that would just be super, man."
- FU MANCHU: European Tour Dates Announced
Southern California rock quartet FU MANCHU has lined up the following
European tour dates:
Apr. 26 - Lisbon (PT) @ Paradise Garage
Apr. 27 - Vigo (E) @ Sala A
Apr. 28 - Madrid (E) @ Copernico
Apr. 29 - Bilboa (E) @ Kafe Antzoki
Apr. 30 - Barcelona (E) @ Apollo 2
May 02 - Geneva (CH) @ Usine-PTR
May 03 - Karlsruhe (D) @ Substage
May 04 - Duisburg (D) @ Pulp
May 05 - Bielefeld (D) @ Forum
May 06 - Hamburg (D) @ Gruenspan
May 08 - Aarhus (DK) @ Voxhall
May 09 - Oslo (NO) @ John Dee
May 10 - Stockholm (S) @ Debaser
May 11 - Copenhagen (DK) @ Loppen
May 12 - Malmoe (S) @ KB
May 13 - Berlin (D) @ Kato
May 15 - Vienna (AT) @ Flex
May 16 - Kufstein (AT) @ Kulturfabrik
May 17 - Graz (AT) @ Orpheum
May 18 - Zurich (CH) @ Rote Fabrik
May 19 - Pinarella di Cervia (I) @ Rock Planet
May 20 - Solothurn (CH) @ Kofmehl
May 22 - Wiesbaden (D) @ Schlachthof
May 23 - Eindhoven (NL) @ Effenaar
May 24 - Deventer (NL) @ Burgerweeshuis
May 25 - Brussels (B) @ VK
May 26 - Nottingham (UK) @ Rock City
May 27 - Glasgow (UK) @ Cathouse
May 28 - Belfast (UK) @ Limelight
May 30 - Wolverhampton (UK) @ Little Civic
Jun. 02 - London (UK) @ Underworld
Jun. 03 - Southhampton (UK) @ Nexus
FU MANCHU recently posted the cover art for its new album, "We
Must Obey", on the band's MySpace page. The artwork was designed
by John McGill, who first collaborated with FU MANCHU on their 2004
release, "Start The Machine". More recently, McGill designed
the cover art for the band's new limited-edition EP, "Hung Out
To Dry", which features both a 7" single and a four-track
"The cover artwork for 'We Must Obey' is very representative of
the lyrics and the overall theme of the record," says FU MANCHU
vocalist, guitarist and founding member Scott Hill. "It's about
not listening to others, and instead doing what you want to do and what
you think is best for whatever situation you are in. I'm not talking
about anarchy — just going with what you think is right for you,
and trying not to be brainwashed.
"We've dealt with some lame bullshit over the last few years, and
now we only listen to ourselves," Hill continues. "We are
very happy with our record label, management and booking agent right
now, so maybe the next record will go back to observations on UFO's,
muscle cars, and Bigfoot — or maybe not."
Due on February 20, FU MANCHU's tenth album and Century Media/Liquor
and Poker debut, "We Must Obey", was recorded at Hollywood's
Grandmaster Recorders studio (TOOL, NINE INCH NAILS, BLACK CROWES).
Finishing touches were added by Gene Grimaldi at Oasis Mastering (VELVET
REVOLVER, PENNYWISE, REV. HORTON HEAT). In addition to the songs "Hung
Out To Dry" and "Between The Lines" — both currently
available on the "Hung Out To Dry" EP — the album includes
a cover of THE CARS classic "Moving In Stereo".
FU MANCHU will embark on a six-week headlining tour with VALIENT THORR
beginning on February 28 in San Francisco.
- REGURGITATE / FUCK THE FACTS TOUR:
We're happy to announce that we will be supporting Swedish goregrinders
REGURGITATE on their first ever North American tour. The tour will run
from May 24th - June 10th and will also include an appearance at the
May 24 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Backstreet Billiards *
May 25 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa Night Club w/ Mortician
May 27 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (as part of the Maryland Deathfest) *
May 28 West Seneca, NY @ Chugger's
May 29 Columbus, OH @ High Five
May 30 Wheeling, WV @ Yesterday's Draughthouse
May 31 Cincinnati, OH @ Tope Cats
June 1 Arlington Heights, IL @ Knights of Columbus Hall
June 2 Detroit, MI @ Modern Exchange
June 3 Toronto, ON @ The Metal Bar
June 4 Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
June 5 Providence, RI @ Living Room
June 6 Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
June 7 Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
June 8 Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
June 9 Philadelphia, PA @ Khyber Pass
June 10 Oswego, NY @ Red Planet Skatepark *
*Fuck The Facts only
- CINCINNATI DEATH/THRASHERS ESTUARY COMPLETE
“THE CRAFT OF CONTRADICTION”
TRENTON, N.J. – Cincinnati death/thrashers Estuary have completed
work on their second album, “The Craft of Contradiction,”
which is set for release April 17 on Ibex Moon Records.
“It is by far the sickest and most thrashing brutal stuff I’ve
done to date,” said front gutturalist Zdenka Prado. “It
kicked my ass, and I’m positive it will definitely do the same
to everyone who is waiting.”
Added guitarist/mainman Ash Thomas: “We are very proud and pleased
with the finished product. It’s definitely a step up in all areas,
including production, song writing, and playing. We are confident ‘The
Craft of Contradiction’ will not disappoint our fans or any fans
of dark thrash tinged death metal.”
Lyrically, “The Craft of Contradiction” takes on a thematic
approach, theorized from a “timeline” perspective of humankind’s
manipulated origins to its material plight and ultimate return to truth.
The full track listing is as follows:
1. Enduring the Illusion
2. Creation Damnation
3. Lies of Promise
4. Trans-Dimensional Scourge
5. A Disease Called Dogma
6. Heirs to the Throne of Fear
7. Cleansed of All Wisdom
8. Belief Addictions
9. Frailty in Numbers
10. Cardinal Points to Die Upon
To get a glimpse of what will soon be unleashed from these metal maniacs,
visit Estuary’s official website (www.estuarymetal.com)
or their official Myspace page (www.myspace.com/estuary),
where two new songs have been uploaded and the cover art by Tony Koehl
is available for viewing.
The band is currently lining up shows in support of the release, with
extensive touring planned for the rest of the year.
Formed just five years ago, Estuary recorded one demo before being offered
a contract with Ibex Moon Records. The band’s debut, “To
Exist and Endure,” was released in 2004.
In 2006 Ibex Moon Records signed a distribution deal with MRI/Megaforce
for nationwide distribution through RED with the goal of signing the
finest metal bands the underground has to offer and keeping the true
sprit of the underground alive with killer bands that transcend all
|March 13th, 2007
- SLAYER, LORDI, STONE SOUR, HELMET Confirmed For Austria's NOVA ROCK
SLAYER, LORDI, STONE SOUR and HELMET are among the confirmed bands for
the Nova Rock Festival 2007, set to take place June 15-17 on the Pannonia
Fields in Burgenland, the easternmost federal state of Austria (near
Nickelsdorf and the Hungarian and Slovak borders). The festival billing
is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
ACROSS THE DELTA
CHILDREN OF BODOM
I AM X
ME FIRST & THE GIMME GIMMES
- TESTAMENT Drummer NICK BARKER: 'To Say I'm Stoked Would Be An Understatement!!!"
New TESTAMENT drummer Nick Barker (formerly of DIMMU BORGIR and CRADLE
OF FILTH) has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
"Well, first of all, let me inform the non-believers that have
posted comments of doubt and negativity here on Blabbermouth that —
YES, we are working on the new record, AND YES, die-hard TESTAMENT [fans]
will not be disappointed!!!! Eric (Peterson, guitar), Alex (Skolnick,
guitar) and myself have been locked away in a Sacremento rehearsal space
known as the dungeon of hell, jamming day and night for the new record
over the course of the past three weeks, as well as rehearsing with
the whole band in Oakland for our upcoming tour of Australia in February.
It's still early days yet on the songwriting front, but I will say that
what we have so far is quite honestly mindblowing stuff in the vein
of 'The Legacy'-, 'New Order'-meets-'The Gathering', only with yours
truly behind the kit pounding like I've never pounded before.
"It's a truly magical feeling for me when I play the older TESTAMENT
songs with the guys as well as writing the new record. I have an overwhelming
deep sense of pride, honor and achievement knowing that the four horsemen
from apocalyptic city (Chuck [Billy, vocals], Eric, Alex and Greg [Christian,
bass]) could choose any one of a million awesome drummers out there
in the metal field today to do this, but instead they selected me, some
high-school dropout kid from a bullshit mining town in the north of
"It's still sinking in that I'm the new drummer for the Bay Area
GODZ TESTAMENT. It's a great feeling to be jamming with a group of outstanding
musicians that I have admired, respected and followed for 20 years of
my life. Playing in TESTAMENT is like a teen thrash wet dream come true.
To say I'm stoked would be an understatement!!!
Upcoming TESTAMENT shows:
Mar. 23 - Almassy MK Hall - Budapest, HUN
Mar. 24 - Hala Spodek - Katowice, POL
Jul. 26 - Hellwood Fest - Subotica, SER
Aug. 25 - Up from the Ground Open Air Fest - Gemunden, GER
Spitfire will release a TESTAMENT compilation, "The Spitfire Collection",
on February 13.
Consisting of tracks from such Spitfire/Testament titles as "The
Gathering", "Demonic", "Live at the Fillmore",
"First Strike Still Deadly" and "Live in London",
the 14-track set chronicles an era that ultimately saw the original
TESTAMENT reunite for a successful 2005 tour.
As a result, "The Spitfire Collection" features both live
versions of such TESTAMENT classics as "Practice What You Preach",
"Over the Wall", and "Souls of Black", as well as
such oft-overlooked studio tracks as "Careful What You Wish For"
and "The Burning Times".
"The Spitfire Collection" track listing:
01. The New Order
02. Souls of Black
03. Practice What You Preach
04. Hatred's Rise
05. The Burning Times
06. John Doe
07. Careful What You Wish For
08. Down for Life
09. Riding the Snake
10. Over the Wall
11. The Preacher
12. Into the Pit
13. Trial by Fire
14. Disciples of the Watch
- PAUL DI'ANNO: More Tour Dates Announced
Former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno has lined up the following
dates during the coming months:
Mar. 13 - The Zoo - Winnipeg, MAN
Mar. 14 - Killroy's - Thunder Bay, ON
Mar. 16 - O Nightclub - Windsor, ON
Mar. 17 - The Kathedral - Toronto, ON
Apr. 19 - Nordwind - Bari, ITA
Apr. 20 - Tana Delle Tigri - Montegranaro (AP), ITA
Apr. 21 - Boulevard - Misano Adriatico (RN) ITA
Apr. 28 - Kolingsborg Club - Stockholm, SWE
Apr. 29 - Siljarock Boat Cruise - Stockholm to Helsinki
May 27 - Rock Hard Festival 2007 - Gelsenkirchen, GER
Di'Anno last re-released his 2000 effort, "Nomad", with a
few tracklist alterations, under the title "The Living Dead"
(Cleopatra Records). The package comes with a bonus DVD that contains
the music video for "The Living Dead" and an exclusive in-depth,
tell-all interview in which Di'Anno discusses his days with IRON MAIDEN.
- ARMORED SAINT Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL
ARMORED SAINT has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock
Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
AXEL RUDI PELL
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
PAUL DI'ANNO (playing IRON MAIDEN set)
ROSS THE BOSS (playing MANOWAR set)
ARMORED SAINT played a number a European and U.S. dates last summer,
some of which were taped for the band's upcoming live DVD. It is not
presently clear if plans exist for the group to begin work on a new
studio album. ARMORED SAINT's last CD, "Revelation", came
out in 2000 on the Metal Blade label.
ARMORED SAINT/ex-ANTHRAX singer John Bush recently did some voicover
work for Burger King, including a TV commercial for a Burger King credit
card stocking stuffer, as well as a second spot in conjunction with
- SLOUGH FEG, NOVEMBERS DOOM Confirmed For ALEHORN OF POWER FESTIVAL
SLOUGH FEG, NOVEMBERS DOOM, BIBLE OF THE DEVIL, CRESCENT SHIELD, WIDOW
and VALKYRIE have been confirmed for the Alehorn Of Power Festival II,
set to take place Saturday, June 16 at the Double Door in Chicago, IL.
According to a press release, the festival "reunites some of the
best emerging forces of American heavy metal, and it is intended as
a tribute to all the overseas metal fans who have been incredibly supportive
to [Italian label] Cruz Del Sur Music activities through these years."
Tickets will be $13 in advance through the Double Door box office or
Ticketmaster.com and $15 at the door the night of the event.
- ICED EARTH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival
ICED EARTH has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken
Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany.
The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
DIR EN GREY
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
RAGE & LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER
STORMWARRIOR (feat. GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen)
SWALLOW THE SUN
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
THE VISION BLEAK
ICED EARTH/BEYOND FEAR frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens is currently
working with ICED EARTH guitarist/mainman Jon Schaffer on a two-part
concept album based on the "Something Wicked This Way Comes"
story that first appeared on ICED EARTH's 1998 album of the same name.
"Something Wicked (Part 1)" will be released in September/October
2007, to be followed by "Part 2" in January/February 2008.
Commented Owens: "I'm right in the middle of working on the ICED
EARTH songs, and wow, they sound kick-ass! Jon is working his ass off
and this CD will blow people away!"
- HEAVEN AND HELL, MEGADETH, DOWN: Canadian Tickets To Go On Sale
According to the House Of Blues web site, tickets for the following
HEAVEN AND HELL / MEGADETH / DOWN concerts in Canada will go on sale
this Friday, January 26:
Mar. 20 - Sault St. Marie, ON @ Steelback Centre
Mar. 22 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Mar. 24 - London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
Mar. 28 - Ottawa, ON @ Civic Centre
MEGADETH and DOWN are expected to provide support for most of the Canadian
dates on the HEAVEN AND HELL tour, which kicks off March 11 in Vancouver.
The complete Canadian itinerary is as follows:
Mar. 11 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum
Mar. 13 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
Mar. 14 - Calgary, AB @ Saddledome
Mar. 16 - Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre
Mar. 18 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
Mar. 20 - Sault St. Marie, ON @ Steelback Centre
Mar. 22 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Mar. 24 - London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
Mar. 26 - Montreal, PQ @ Bell Centre
Mar. 27 - Quebec City, PQ @ Colisee Pepsi Arena
Mar. 28 - Ottawa, ON @ Civic Centre
As previously reported, the first U.S. gig of the HEAVEN AND HELL tour
will be March 30 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. There will
be no opening act for this show; it's just HEAVEN AND HELL. The band
is expected to play an extra-long set at this concert. Tickets are priced
between $54.00 and $74.00 and go on sale Friday, January 26 at 10:00
a.m. There will be other U.S. dates, but not before August. No further
information is currently available on which cities they might hit.
After the Canadian tour and the New York City date, HEAVEN AND HELL
will play South America before heading over to Europe for the summer
festival run. A full U.S. tour will take place in August, to be followed
by U.K., Japan and Australia.
- Metalcamp News
WANNA TRY SOMETHING NEW? EXPERIENCE 1 WEEK OF METAL HEAVEN WITH SOME
OF THE BEST BANDS EVER UNIQUE CHANCE TO GET ALL IN ONE
We are proud to announce that one of the most influential bands of the
past decade, the hard core institution HATEBREED confirmed their appearance
at Metalcamp festival. If you yearn for intense Slayer riffing, pure
power and true New York hard core, make sure you are not the defeatist-
be there. The Hatebreed main man, Jamey Jasta is not only the Hatebreed
front man, but also represents today’s extreme music itself, the
Headbanger's Ball presenter at Mtv2 truly presents the supremacy of
today's aggressive music scene.
Slovenia’s finest NOCTIFERIA and PROSPECT are the new forces to
join the first metal holiday. Noctiferia is known for its unique style
and constant musical progress. They started to discover where nobody
else dared to try. Noctiferia’s modern death metal today sounds
like a fresh breeze, different, without any unnecessary parts, with
loud and clear message - the metal for new generations.
Are you in love with American heavy / thrash metal bands? Love singers
like James Riviera or Warrel Dane? Prospect is the perfect band for
the high pitch vocalist lovers, its unique melodies and great guitar
work will convince you there is a great future for heavy metal.
IMMORTAL, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, SODOM, ENSIFERUM, AMON AMARTH,
DORO, KORPIKLAANI, DISMEMBER, THRESHOLD, DEW-SCENTED, NOCTIFERIA, PROSPECT,
GRAVEWORM, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, ARS MORIENDI, THE VISION BLEAK,
SARDONIC, FULL BLOWN CHAOS
DONT MISS THE FIRST METAL HOLIDAY EVER
PREPARE YOURSELF FOR 1 WEEK OF METAL MADNESS
16.- 22. JULY TOLMIN SLOVENIA
- DEW-SCENTED album ready, but no drummer!
DEW-SCENTED just finished the recordings for their upcoming album "Incinerate".
A statement from the band: "It’s done! “Incinerate”
is finally mixed and mastered. Andy Sneap has exceed all our expectations
and this new album came out being the best sounding release so far.
We can’t wait for you to hear it! It will be released on March
30th in Europe via Nuclear Blast records and we should have some advance
sound samples available for you here on the site in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, here is the album’s final tracklist:
1. Exordium [Intro]
2. Vanish Away
3. Final Warning
4. That’s Why I Despise You
5. The Fraud
6. Into The Arms Of Misery
7. Perdition For All
8. Now Or Never
10. Everything Undone
12. Retain The Scars
13. Exitus [Outro]
We have additionally recorded some cool bonus tracks and are playing
around with several sweet ideas for a limited edition release with a
special packaging and plenty of extra material. More details on this
In other news, DEW-SCENTED are looking for a new Drummer: "After
six albums and so many good years and experiences together, our drummer
Uwe is no longer with Dew-Scented. We thank him for the great time and
wish him all the best for the future! This leaves Dew-Scented looking
for a new steady drummer. We are searching for someone to take over
the drum spot in a solid way and as his main priority.
Please note that you must be
a) a skilled player
b) available for rehearsals / recording / touring
c) located in a logistically suitable area of the world and
d) devoted to the cause of thrash metal ;-)
Please feel free to contact us in case you think that you could be a
[email protected] or [email protected]
On occasion of the release of the new DEW SCENTED album, DEW-SCENTED
will play an exclusive Releaseshow on Friday, the 30th of March in the
Tower Club in Bremen! More infos: www.tower-bremen.de
The day after, the No Mercy-Festival Tour 2007 will kick off. Apart
from DEW-SCENTED, MOONSPELL, NAPALM DEATH, BEHEMOTH and ROOT are on
the billing. Check out our Tourdate-Section for the exact Dates!
- ARSIS part ways with drummer
West Virginia's ARSIS have parted ways with drummer Mike Van Dyne. "While
we never wanted him to go, we wish him the best on all his future endeavours,"
the band writes in a statement.
The new line up consists of the following:
Ryan Knight - Guitar
Noah Martin - Bass
Darren Cesca - Drums, Vocals
James Malone - Guitar, vocals
- Out on Equilibrium Music
"Grace of God" [ EQM017 ]
Digipak CD 2007, Equilibrium Music
EAN: 5 600323 960170
Three years after "State Collapse", the cogwheels on the Puissance-warmachine
have been fine-tuned and put to work again, in a crushing motion that
seems to be as defiant and innovative as ever. Forerunners in blending
post-Industrial soundscapes with seemingly Wagnerian inspired classical
scores, the Swedish duo's controversial portrayal of human life often
tends to raise a mix of conflicting feelings towards them.
In keeping with such tradition, this return by Puissance serves as a
lucid statement on current world affairs. In Soderlund's own words,
""Grace of God" is partially meant as a commentary on
contemporary events both social and political. Our goal is to inform
yet retain a poetic undertone to frame our analysis of world politics
and objectives. This album focus heavily on the foreign policy of western
civilizations particularly inspired by neoconservatives and other proponents
of economically based genocides in third world countries. Rather than
subscribing to any political agenda, Puissance stands out as artists
against the political and financial motives that have led up to numerous
unresolvable conflicts that are on the verge of plunging us into the
third world war."
Musically, "Grace of God" could well be referred to as a re-definition
of the currently over-abused Martial-Pop term, yet Puissance's own superior
combination of sumptuous Neo-Classical and Industrial elements raises
any potential Pop anthem to an entirely distinct level. More melodic
and vocal-oriented than before, this latest opus also comes to expose
a more rhythmic approach that had been hinted at in previous releases,
but which has now morphed into a powerful and relentless driving force
in Söderlund and Möller's compositions. Compellingly militant
as well as beautifully apocalyptic, "Grace of God" finds Puissance
in top form, presenting a fine compendium of all bits and pieces that
the band have been flirting with throughout their career and incorporating
them in a unique style which will again set new standards, as they have
been known to do in previous outputs.
"Grace of God" is available in deluxe Digipak edition, containing
a data track whose contents can be unlocked only via a custom made player
made available at www.puissance.info.
Equilibrium Music will also be releasing a re-mastered and re-designed
edition of the band's 1998 album "Back In Control" at the
for info/mp3: www.equilibriummusic.com
- SHADOWS FALL: New Album Release Date Announced
Massachusetts-based metallers SHADOWS FALL will release their new album,
"Threads of Life", on April 2 in Europe via Roadrunner Records
and April 3 in North America via Atlantic Records. The CD will include
the songs "Redemption", "Burning the Lives", "Another
Hero Lost" and "Venomous". The band irecently wrapped
up the mixing process with Zeuss (HATEBREED, UNEARTH). Nick Raskulinecz
(FOO FIGHTERS, VELVET REVOLVER) produced the disc in Los Angeles at
Dave Grohl's Studio 606.
"Nick helped us to push our performances to new heights and experiment
a lot more with vocal harmonies and guitar layers that have really added
new dimensions to these songs," frontman Brian Fair said in a statement.
"This record has a real ebb and flow throughout, covering a wide
variety of emotions and levels of intensity. There are the full-on thrash
tunes, just balls-out and metal, some technical shred tunes and some
acoustic melodic moments that offer a nice contrast to the more brutal
SHADOWS FALL will team up with STONE SOUR and LACUNA COIL for the latest
installment of the Jägermeister Music Tour, which is set to kick
off March 23 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
- HATEBREED, UNLEASHED, FULL BLOWN CHAOS Confirmed For Slovenia's
HATEBREED, UNLEASHED, and FULL BLOWN CHAOS have been confirmed for the
Metalcamp 2007 festival, set to take place July 16-21, 2007 in Tolmin,
Slovenia. More than 80 bands will perform on two stages over the course
of five days of live music. The festival billing is shaping up as follows
(in alphabetical order):
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
FULL BLOWN CHAOS
THE VISION BLEAK
- CELESTIA CD OUT NOW!!!
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