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- ORIGIN TO HEADLINE OHIO DEATHFEST 2005
ORIGIN has been confirmed as the headlining band at OHIO DEATHFEST 2005,
as the group brings their decidedly punishing brand of technical death
metal before an audience with an appetite foe skull-crushing extreme
music at one of the premier metal festivals in the United States.
OHIO DEATHFEST 2005 will be held at the PHANTASY CONCERT CLUB in Lakewood,
Ohio on June 24th and 25th. Other acts slated to appear include SUMMON,
(who are fresh from a European Tour with GOD DETHRONED), New York's
PYREXIA, MORTAL DECAY, PROPHECY and the ever entertaining MEAT SHITS.
This extreme form of entertainment, with themes of horror and the macabre
has been enjoying a definite resurgence as of late, with recent books
such as Albert Mudrian's CHOOSING DEATH and prominent print publications
such as METAL MANIACS and REVOLVER paying particular heed to the intense
OHIO DEATHFEST 2005 was assembled by CASTLE BLAKK RECORDINGS, EXTREME
MILLENIMUM ENTERTAINMENT and DFP PRODUCTIONS. "ORIGIN are such
a powerful addition to the show and we are extremely glad to have them
be a part of the fest!" exclaimed Sandi Newton, CEO of CASTLE BLAKK.
Newton has been very active in concert promotions for the past fifteen
years. On August 11th, 1990, "Metal Mom" brought MORBID ANGEL
to Michigan for the band's very first appearance in that particular
state during the Altars of Madness tour. When asked how she goes about
discovering new talent for the festivals that she promotes, Newton responded,
"First, I try to make it to as many shows as I can and look at
the openers for major acts. A lot of it comes from recommendations from
other people. If someone says, 'Check this guys out, they are awesome,'
I usually do!" The show's final schedule will be announced closer
to the date of the event. Watch for details to follow.
For more information about OHIO DEATHFEST 2005 tickets - [email protected]
The Official web presence of OHIO DEATHFEST 2005 - www.ohiodeathfest2005.homestead.com
- SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE offer exclusive track download
Subterranean Masquerade has made available a second track from the upcoming
album Suspended Animation Dream. The song, "Six Strings to cover
fear" is the heaviest track on the album and deals with X's personal
oblivion from Tara (X's second half).
This is exclusively available from the band's profile on purevolume.
Just click here to check out: www.purevolume.com/subterraneanmasquerade
- FLOTSAM AND JETSAM NEW SONG AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
A brand-new FLOTSAM AND JETSAM track, entitled "Parapsychic, Paranoid,"
has been posted online at this location, www.crashmusicinc.com/index2.htm
"Parapsychic, Paranoid" comes off the group's upcoming album,
Dreams of Death, due on July 26 via Crash Music, Inc. The CD was engineered
by Tom Giatron and produced by FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and Tom Giatron at
Genesis Studios in Phoenix. Travis Smith did the cover art.
Dreams of Death track listing:
Requiescat in Pace
Straight to Hell
Bathing in Red
The Look in his Eyes
Out of Mind
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM was formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1984 by bassist
Jason Newsted , who eventually left the band to join METALLICA. The
group currently consists of Eric A.K. (vocals), Craig Nielsen (drums),
Jason Ward (bass), Mark Simpson (guitar) and Ed Carlson (guitar).
- NEW DANZIG DVD Il Demonio Nera -TO BE RELEASED
Attention, purveyors of All Things Danzig: Il Demonio Nera (The Black
Demon), a brand-new DVD collection of videos, video outtakes, alternative
versions and previously unreleased material from DANZIG's Danzig 4 (2000)
and Danzig 5 (2002) projects, will be in stores on Tuesday, June 14.
Personally combing through the Danzig vaults, Glenn Danzig chose the
tracks for the Il Demonio Nera DVD which offer a variety of versions
of Danzig classics such as "I Don't Mind The Pain," "Serpentia,"
"Cantspeak" and "Until You Call on the Dark." Danzig's
choice of directors for these videos was certainly inspired: Dean Karr,
who directed the video for "Until You Call on the Dark," went
on to direct Marilyn Manson's "Sweet Dreams" video and Iron
Maiden's Rock in Rio concert full-length; and the never-before-released
video for "Serpentia" from Danzig 5, was directed by E. Elias
Merhige who helmed the feature film Shadow of the Vampire starring John
Malkovich and Willem Dafoe.
Il Demonio Nera is just the latest project from Glenn Danzig, arguably
one of the most versatile talents to emerge from hardcore's first wave.
His most current Danzig album, Circle of Snakes, was released last fall;
his Black Aria 2 CD will be released later this year, and he is getting
ready to direct Gerouge, his first feature film for Rainstrom Productions.
Il Demonio Nera will be Danzig's second DVD collection of vintage videos-Danzig
- Archive De La Morte, which features videos from Danzig 3 and Thralldemonsweatlive
was released in 2003.
A complete track listing and details for Il Demonio Nera is as follows:
Until You Call on the Dark - MTV Version (Danzig 4)
Until You Call on the Dark - Glenn Danzig Performance
(directed by Peter Christopherson)
Cantspeak - Clean Version (Danzig 4)
Canspeak - Filter Pass Version
(directed by Fred Stohr)
I Don't Mind the Pain - MTV Version (Danzig 4)
I Don't Mind the Pain - Glenn Danzig Perfrmance
I Don't Mind the Pain - Band Performance
(directed by Dean Karr)
Sadistikal - B/W Version - Unreleased (Danzig 4)
Sadistikal - Color and B/W Version - Unreleased
(directed by Glenn Danzig)
Sacrifice - Director?s Cut - Letterboxes (Danzig 5)
(directed by Glenn Danzig)
Serpentia - Regular Verson - Unreleased (Danzig 5)
Serpentia - Alt. Verson - Unreleased
(directed by Elias Merhige)
- FURYFEST is set to rock France with a sound explosion unrivalled
in Europe; from Megadeath to Motorhead, Slayer to Sick of it all, Anthrax
to Arch Enemy - 97 bands, 3 stages, and 3 days of metal mayhem in sunny
FURYFEST is the place to be this 24th, 25th and 26th June 2005.
For any self-respecting fan of hardcore and metal, this lineup is orgasmically
tantalising, at the Parc des Expositions du Mans in Le Mans, France
the trip would be worth it for the bands already mentioned - but Jello
Biafra, Fantomas, Turbonegro, Madball, My Dying Bride, Dimmu Borgir,
Pennywise not to mention the other 80-odd acts, make the trip compulsory!
For the full lineup go to:
- DARK HORIZON SIGNS OCTOBER FALLS
Dark Horizon Records is proud to announce the recent signing of October
Falls Described as minimalist dark folk played with acoustic instruments.
When thinking of other bands, there are similarities with names such
as Ulver (Kveldsjanger), Empyrium and even Tenhi. Tuoni presents a collection
of eight instrumentals, with music composed primarily on the acoustic
guitar, flute and piano...This is Highly recommended! Metal
- DARK HORIZON SIGNS DYSPERIUM
Dark Horizon Records has signed the US band DYSPERIUM. An extreme metal
band that invokes the nature of classical and folk in fluences with
darken chanting doom like melodies while never loosing a harsh and powerful
edge. DYSPERIUM Is Self described as classically inspired Thrash/Black/Doom
Metal. DYSPERIUM are in a league of their own, setting standards instead
of following trends. This band will be praised! More information soon,
release date etc...coming later. http://www.dysperium.com/
- BOLT THROWER rehearsing for new record!
Bolt Thrower is currently in final rehearsals for their 8th, as of yet
untitled, studio release. In mid May the band will enter Andy Faulkner's
Sable Rose studios where they will spend the next three months recording
the new album. The untitled album will be released on Metal Blade Records
around October/November 2005.
In other news Bolt Thrower finally have an official website! Check it
- SYSTEM OF A DOWN ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR
The Mars Volta will be Special Guests on All Dates
What will undoubtedly be a "must see" tour this summer, SYSTEM
OF A DOWN is confirmed to headline its first major U.S. tour in three
years, it is announced today. While specific dates are being confirmed
and will be announced shortly, the band will kick off a two-month trek
in early August that will see them playing arenas in major and secondary
markets throughout North America. It is also announced that The Mars
Volta will join System of a Down as Special Guests on all of the tour
dates; a third act, yet to be announced, will open the shows.
"We're very excited about getting out on the road this summer,"
said System's vocalist Serj Tankian. "It's been a long time since
we've done a major American tour, and with The Mars Volta on the bill,
I think we're giving our fans a terrific show."
System of a Down is currently on a 10-date "guerrilla club tour"
playing small venues and debuting a couple of brand new songs from their
forthcoming release, "Mezmerize," Disc One of the 2-disc set
"Mezmerize/Hypnotize," due out May 17. Disc Two, "Hypnotize,"
is expected to be released late this fall. "B.Y.O.B.," the
first single from the new album, is already a Top 10 track at Rock/Alternative
radio, and the band will perform the song when they appear as musical
guests on "Saturday Night Live" May 7.
- BLOOD TEARS - Line-up changes
Malthus (drums) and Conatus (bass) left Blood Tears, which is now a
trio, formed by Myth (vocals, guitars), Arntor (keyboards) and Earth
Blood Tears - Full length news
The band finished the re-recording of drums and began the recordings
of guitars for "Nothing but Sorrow", which will be the first
full length of Blood Tears, to be released still in 2005, only in digipack.
- News from DISILLUSION
As you might know, Disillusion have locked themselves up in the new
building of Salvation Recording to write and record the follow-up to
Back To Times Of Splendor since march of this year. The latter surely
is not an easy job to do, but things and material are coming along very
well, making the pressure appear less, day by day. Anything more about
the new songs would simply be too early.
Instead we have other news: It is very special for us to announce that
the search for a bass player that has been continuing since 1996 has
finally come to an end – meaning Disillusion have found the right
one! His name is Ralf Willis; coming from Brooklyn / New York Ralf decided
to be part Disillusion after he heard about the band and our vain search
for a fourth member when he was in Germany some months ago. We actually
did only one rehearsal together and things were settled – Ralf
moved to Leipzig and now is with us since March. By now, he already
knows all songs.
Willis: “Not being a person of many words, to put it simply, this
shit can be finger-breaking AND sensitive in the same song. This is
expressing what I want to express.”
Unlike with the last record, Disillusion will not take a live break
this time. So, the band will appear at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig
on May 15, being headliner of the Metal Stage at the Anker / with Dark
Suns, Autumnblaze and Klimt. The show will include the first appearance
of Willis on Bass and a special Back To Times Of Splendor Video and
Dance Performance by the dancer Natalie (www.natalietanzt.de).
Unfortunately, there are no tickets available for Sunday only.
More upcoming dates are to be found at the Disillusion website www.disillusion.de,
among them 3 dates in the Netherlands and a show in Switzerland!
So far so good, back to song writing!
Talk to you soon,
- DISSIMULATION – Prakeikimas LP/CD
Friday, May 13th is the release date of new DISSIMULATION album. Much
anticipated second full length LP/CD of Lithuanian blasphemous thrashing
black metallers spits forth poisonous sonorities up thy throat as unexpectedly
as never before.
- OBTEST finish up the third album
No less in wait, third full-length record of OBTEST is reaching its
final stages, after a scrupulous work on song structures, harmonies
and primeval energy. It is time to lift up the Heathen Heavy Metal into
higher plane, and Lithuanian warriors are very close to put it into
practise. Expect the furious comeback with immensely improved sound
and simply overwhelming soundscapes later in 2005, along the European
tour with LOITS to follow.
- DAYSEND confirms summer tour with Otep!
Aussie metallers Daysend have confirmed their addition to a US tour
with Otep, Gizmachi, and DevilInside. This will be the bands first ever
US tour so please make sure you check them out! More dates will be coming
in if you don't see the tour coming to your town.
Here is what bass player Meredith has to say about the upcoming tour:
"After traveling up and down the highways of Australia for the
last couple of years, we are stoked to have the opportunity to hit America
and show you guys what we are all about. It's what we have always wanted
to do, what we were built for! Van ass, here we come!"
"Grab an earful of lightning-fast lead work, jarring chromatic
flourishes, and relentless riffage on the bands debut album Severance."
"Daysend have that 'heavy with melody' thing down to a science."
"Mixing Swedish-style neo-thrashery and prog-style guitar noodling
with stomping grooves and melodies reminiscent of Faith No More circa-Angel
Dust, they certainly stand out from the crowd. Compared to the hordes
of faceless In Flames/Arch Enemy clones chucked your way on a monthly
basis, vocalist Simon Calabrese can actually sing as well as growl.
This way, Daysend are equipped to satisfy both fans of crossover metalcore's
new school as well as those who've always enjoyed nü metal, either
as a guilty pleasure, or... as a pleasure without the guilt. Ahem."
"Daysend play fast, melodic metal with a combination of harsh/clean
vocals and some very memorable choruses. If you want to hear a less
hardcore version of Killswitch Engage with a bit of Soilwork added,
then check out Daysend." Snaggletooth Magazine "Newcomers
DAYSEND offer the best of Metalcore and Melodic Metal. The music contained
within is both smooth and harsh. Simon's voice on "Born Is The
Enemy" is soft, clean and catchy and at the flick of the switch
he can be one mean motherfucker like Howard Jones of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
fame...This is nothing short of a strong debut." MetalObserver
"I'm such a fan of originality in music that I'm not easily impressed.
Given that, I never thought I'd hear any 5 star worthy bands. Daysend
is an Aussie import that has come out of the chute screaming, so to
speak, with a stunning debut album that raises the bar on the the metal
scene. Daysend demonstrates on this album that they possess skills,
originality, and a comfort with each other & the material that some,
more experienced bands, lack." 5 out of 5 on RockNWorld
"Combing thrash, melodic death, a bit of metalcore and some good
old hard rock, SEVERANCE is a stunning debut from Daysend. The Aussie
press have already heaped praise and awards upon this release and it's
time to make another notch in the bedpost from Metal-Rules.com, too."
DAYSEND Tour w/ Otep, Gizmachi, and DevilInside
5/12 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
5/14 Bakersfield, CA Montgomery World Plaza
5/17 San Francisco, CA The Pound
5/19 Spokane, WA Big Easy Concert House
5/20 Boise, ID Big Easy Concert House
5/21 Salt Lake City, UT Lo-Fi Café
5/22 Colorado Springs, CO Navajo Hogan
5/24 Omaha, NE The Ranch Bowl
5/27 Edgerton, WI Big E's
5/28 Springfield, MO Rockwell
5/30 Davenport, IA Quad City Live
6/01 Columbia Heights, MN Star Central
6/02 Lincoln, NE Royal Grove
6/03 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
6/05 Chicago Heights, IL Mr. Kelley's
6/07 Bellefontaine, OH The Blue Cat
6/08 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
6/10 New York, NY The Knitting Factory
6/12 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
*More dates coming soon!
- NOCTA are proud to announce that our debut album "Wicked Woman"
is currently available on most record stores of Germany, Austria, Switzerland,
Greece & USA (many other countries soon)! Album is also available
to buy online.
- PAINSTRUCK has broken the contract with Paranoid Records.
After many years of work together and 2 albuns the band decided to end
the contract with label.
" We are in the progress of finding a new label to release the
new album, and we hope to have a contract on this soon "
" However we continue preparing musics for the new album "
- CLUTCH TO RELEASE THEIR SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM ‘ROBOT HIVE / EXODUS’
**Co-Headlining Sounds of the Underground Tour Beginning June 24**
April 23, 2005, New York, NY -- DRT recording artist Clutch are set
to release their sixth studio album titled, Robot Hive / Exodus, on
June 21, 2005. The album was produced by J. Robbins (Jawbox, The Dismemberment
Plan), recorded at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, NY, and mixed at
Water Music in Hoboken, NJ.
The follow-up to the acclaimed Blast Tyrant, Robot Hive / Exodus firmly
plants Clutch as one of the most talented hard rock bands making music
today. With wildly creative songs that feature amazing musicianship
and thought-provoking lyrics, Robot Hive / Exodus solidifies Clutch’s
hard rock legend status. The band will showcase their new material on
the upcoming ‘Sounds of the Underground’ tour which they
are co-headlining along with Lamb of God. The tour begins June 24th
in Lowell, MA, and will cross the entire country through the first week
Clutch recently performed on Bam Margera's show “Viva La Bam”
on April 10 on MTV2, and the first single from Robot Hive / Exodus,
“Mice & Gods,” will appear on the forthcoming Bam Margera
CD compilation, as yet untitled. A huge fan of the band, Margera directed
the video for "The Mob Goes Wild" off of the Blast Tyrant
Sounds Of The Underground:
24-Jun Paul E. Tsongas Arena Lowell, MA
25-Jun Paul E. Tsongas Arena Lowell, MA
26-Jun Festival Pier/Penn's Landing Philadelphia, PA
28-Jun Phoenix Plaza Amphitheatre Pontiac, MI
30-Jun Dixie Classic Fairgrounds Winston-Salem, NC
1-Jul Harbor Center Pavillion Portamouth, VA
2-Jul Starland Ballroom Lot Sayreville, NJ
3-Jul Stade Uniprix Montreal, QC
4-Jul Arrow Hall Mississauga, ON
5-Jul The Scene Pavilion Cleveland, OH
7-Jul US Bank Theatre Minneapolis, MN
8-Jul Tweeter Center Parking Lot Tinley Park, IL
9-Jul Pop's Lot Sauget, IL
10-Jul Brady Village Tulsa, OK
12-Jul Hi Fi Buys Amphitheatre Lot Atlanta, GA
13-Jul Tinker Field Orlando, FL
15-Jul Smirnoff Music Center Lot Dallas, TX
16-Jul Concrete St. Amphitheatre Corpus Christi, TX
19-Jul El Paso County Coliseum El Paso, TX
20-Jul Mesa Amphitheatre Mesa, AZ
22-Jul Los Angeles Sports Arena Los Angeles, CA
23-Jul Shoreline Amphitheatre Lot Mountain View, CA
25-Jul Qwest Field Event Center Seattle, WA
26-Jul Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, BC
28-Jul Rexall Place Edmonton, AB
29-Jul Saskatchewan Credit Union Centre Saskatoon, SK
31-Jul Universal Lending Pavilion Denver, CO
- SOIHADTOSHOOTHIM join the Crucial Blast roster
We're pleased to announce that New Jersey's SOIHADTOSHOOTHIM will be
entering Atomic Studios in Brooklyn to record "Alpha Males And
Popular Girls", their debut full length and first release with
Crucial Blast. The band will be working with veteran engineer Dean Baltulonis
(Sick Of It All, American Nightmare). "Alpha Males..." will
be released on November 22nd, 2005.
SOIHADTOSHOOTHIM specialize in a schizoid conglom of frantic No Wave
meets metalcore wreckage , brain-peeling power violence|grindcore blurts,
catchy-as-ebola pop punk anthems, and seizure-inducing rock debauchery.
We'll post more info on this newest addition to the Crucial Blast family
"...barbed-wire metalcore riffs, dancey go-go beats and breakneck
grindcore; handclaps, sassy female vocals and death metal screams. They
appropriately call it "sex metal", and it'll light your loins
on fire - they rule!"
- Village Voice, Editor's Pick
"This is pretty operatic, and heavy, so I ask the reader, 'Are
you a fan of Racebannon?' Me thinks these cats are too. It's a highly
schizophrenic ride not unlike the aforementioned, but New Jersey's SoIHadToShootHim...add
a touch more pop and pure rock elements. Hooky, but buried keyboards
and the actually-sung female vocals round out some of the pop aspects,
while blues riffs and arena-rock power chords fill out a touch of rock
features. There's even a hint of a 'show tunes'-type chorus...goes from
nowave rock to grindcore and off to some 60's garage...Think Can kicking
Velocity Girl around, or Today Is the Day meeting up with Faust for
drinks with Queen. Eh - not even close, but it'll have to do."
- Feast Of Hate And Fear
- GENGHIS TRON June tour with BEHOLD...THE ARCTOPUS and TIME OF ORCHIDS
GENGHIS TRON has been confirmed for a week-long tour of portions of
the Northeast and Ohio with shred nutz BEHOLD...THE ARCTOPUS (on Troubleman
Records, and featuring Colin from Infidel?/Castro!) and Tzadik Records
avant-pop outfit TIME OF ORCHIDS:
6/25/05 - Baltimore, MD @ TBA
6/26/05 - New York, NY @ The Knitting Factory: Old Office
6/27/05 - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's Pub (3 Harvard Ave.)
6/28/05 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber
6/29/05 - Binghamton, NY @ Club Ranelle's (73 Court st.)
6/30/05 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House
07/1/05 - Toledo, OH @ The Underground
07/2/05 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
Full US tour to follow immediately - dates will be available in May.
"Genghis Tron is here to shove an abacus up the ass of trendy mathcore...sideways."
- REBEL EXTRAVAGANZA
"This band and the label on the whole are definitely ones to watch,
and if Genghis Tron can perfect their already ambitious formula through
a full length follwing this teaser EP, we've on the verge of the first
truly groundbreaking group in metal in a long time."
- WEEDEATER supporting CORROSION OF CONFORMITY / CROWBAR /ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY
06/02/05 The Vogue Indianapolis IN
06/03/05 Harpo's Concert Theater Detroit MI
06/04/05 Newport Music Hall Columbus OH
06/05/05 Madison Theater Covington KY
06/08/05 Buffalo Icon Buffalo NY
06/09/05 Recher Theater Baltimore MD
06/10/05 Irving Plaza New York NY
06/11/05 Trocadero Philadelphia PA
06/12/05 Norva Theater Norfolk VA
06/13/05 Marrz Wilmington NC
06/16/05 Stella Blue Asheville NC
06/17/05 Ziggy's Winston-Salem NC
06/18/05 House of Blues North Myrtle Beach SC
- "THE VERMIN BREED" IS OUT NOW
The new AFTER ALL album "The Vermin Breed" is out. The album
is available as CD (Dockyard 1 Records) and limited LP (Killer Metal
Records - blue vinyl). Produced by Harris Johns (Helloween, Kreator,
for artwork, audio samples and more. Order your copy now from www.afterall.be
- BLITZKRIEG 3
Europe Tour 2005
DIVINE EMPIRE *
LOST SOUL **
5.09 POL Warszawa / Proxima
6.09 POL Lublin / Graffiti
7.09 POL Rzeszów / Akademia
8.09 POL Kraków / Extreme
9.09 POL Katowice / Mega Club
10.09 POL Opole / MOK
11.09 POL _ód_ / Dekompresja
12.09 POL Toru_ / Od Nowa
13.09 POL Olsztyn / Come In
14.09 POL Gda_sk / Parlament
15.09 POL Szczecin / S_owianin
16.09 GER Salzgitter / Forellenhof
17.09 GER Osnabruck / B51
18.09 GER Hamburg / Headbangers
19.09 SWE Gotheborg / Henriksberg
20.09 NOR Oslo / Betong
21.09 NOR Trondheim / Blaest
22.09 SWE Stockholm / Club 666
23.09 DEN Kopenhagen / The Rock
24.09 HOL Sneek / Bolwerk
25.09 HOL Haarlem / Patronaat
26.09 BEL Gent / Eland
27.09 GER Wuppertal / LCB
28.09 GER Darmstadt / Goldene Krone
29.09 GER Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrick
30.09 A Graz / Explosiv
01.10 A Vienna / Music Planet
02.10 ITA Codevilla / Thunder Road
03.10 FR Paris / La Maroquinerie
04.10 FR Lyon / Le CCO
05.10 FR Limoges / CMM John Lennon
06.10 SP Tarragona / Golfus
07.10 SP Madrid / Ritmo & Compas
08.10 POR Mangualde / CC Santo Andre
09.10 SP/FR tba
10.10 FR Ramonville / Salle des Fetes
11.10 CH Geneva / L’Usine
12.10 CH Pratteln / Z7
13.10 FR Strasbourg / La Laiterie
14.10 GER Trier / ExHaus
15.10 HOL Katwijk aan Zee / Scum
16.10 HOL Eindhoven / Effenaar
17.10 GER Paderborn / Kulturwerkstatt
18.10 GER Munich / Titanic City
19.10 CZ Prague / Black Pes
20.10 CZ Ostrava / Tancirna
21.10 GER Lipsk / Hellraiser
22.10 GER Berlin / K-17
23.10 POL Pozna_ / Eskulap
* Divine Empire - only Europe
** Lost Soul - only Poland
There are very few metal bands that have survived and kept going strong
until today. Who knows this Polish monsters and has followed their ideas
over the last 15 years, knows what to expect: mostly ultraspeed, bloodthirsty
death metal with a technical brilliance that rarely is encountered in
this genre. Their upcoming MCD "The Art Of War" is just a
demonstration of ultra-power and pure brutality, without remaining band's
Hailing from Greece ROTTING CHRIST are one of the originators of the
second wave of black metal. Their great charisma and faith in the power
of what they're doing have consistently infected people around the world.
Released by Century Media in 2004 band’s latest opus “Sanctus
Diavolos” is one of the best albums that came out of Greece and
probably the darkest and most devilish ROTTING CHRIST album ever.
Within a few last years ANOREXIA NERVOSA has managed to become one of
the most important and significant sympho black metal acts on the planet
Earth. With their unique, dark and bombastic music formula these Frenchies
have achieved the highest level of extreme art. The band established
themselves with their latest superb album "Redemption Process",
released through Listenable Records in 2004.
Formed by ex members of mighty MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE EMPIRE has
been famous of their blood-spilling savagery and great technical abilities,
transformed into brutal and intelligent form of metal. So far the band
has recorded four full length albums. Their latest one, released through
Century Media and entitled “Method Of Execution” is going
to be the strongest and most destroying death metal blow of 2005.
Favoring a high intensity delivery built around ferocious technical
structures and a true devotion to Death Metal's uncompromising formula,
LOST SOUL are one of Polish premier Death Metal exports -- one of an
elite, extreme crew of world-class crushers. Lost Soul are now the newest
signing to Earache's Wicked World imprint and their latest effort “Chaostream”
proves to be a landmark release in the Extreme Music genre.
- EXODUS Drummer TOM HUNTING Out, PAUL BOSTAPH Steps In
Legendary EXODUS guitarist, Gary Holt, released a statement on the recent
events that led to drummer, Tom Hunting stepping down from the kit.
"This has been another dreadfully difficult time here in the EXODUS
world...this is one of the most depressing moments of my musical career...
"I'm saddened to announce that Tom Hunting has fallen very ill,
he's been hospitalized several times over the course of the last two
"First things first! I need to be very clear about this before
any rumors arise....this is in NO WAY associated to drugs... Tom had
conquered his drug addiction well over a year ago and we are all very,
very proud of him for the unbelievable amount of strength and desire
that it took to get and stay clean..
"Our unfortunate reality at the moment is, the recording of the
new album has been delayed due to Tom's illness and recently it became
evident that he would be unable to resume his duties behind the kit
for us. .... Tom and the band both know he cannot continue as our drummer
and his health must come before any obligations to the band. We have
and will continue to support Tom in any way we can so he can regain
his health. We all love and care for Tom dearly and will continue to
help him in every way that we can....by no means was Tom fired or nor
did Tom quit the band ...the sad fact is that Tom is not able to play
drums at this time....and we (EXODUS) have got to carry on without him....
"On a brighter note I'd like to take this time to welcome to our
ranks as the newest member of EXODUS, Paul Bostaph (SLAYER, FORBIDDEN).
We could not be any luckier than to have as awesome a drummer as Paul
available and living in our own backyard. I am stoked about working
with Paul as he is, bar none, one of the best drummers in the world,
and we are fired up to have someone with his ability coming g aboard.
Obviously, the tracking of the new record will be delayed, but we are
committed to hitting the studio ASAP. The songs are fuckin' savage and
a perfect fit for Paul's style of drumming.
"As soon as we get into the studio and start tracking I will keep
everyone updated on how things are going via the EXODUS message board.....my
goal will be to give a daily studio report.....and before you know it
maybe a few sound clips will be made available to hold you over until
the September release..."
EXODUS will be entering the studio San Francisco later this month with
assistance from Andy Sneap (Killswitch Engage, Nevermore, Kreator, Arch
Enemy) to record the follow-up to Tempo Of The Damned, released on Nuclear
Blast in March of 2004.
- NEVERMORE'S THIS GODLESS ENDEAVOR SCHEDULED FOR JULY 26
"Exactly what heavy metal should sound like." - Kerrang Magazine
"The ultimate heavy metal band" (BW&BK), Seattle's NEVERMORE,
are set to deliver This Godless Endeavor July 26th during their mainstage
summer appearance on Megadeth's Gigantour. Creating metal's most progressively
innovative, insidiously addictive, and blazingly entangled music, mesmerizing
vocalist Warrel Dane, backed by guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis and the
jackhammer rhythms of bassist Jim Sheppard and drummer Van Williams
are now joined by guitarist Steve Smyth (ex-Testament/Dragonlord) who
marks his NEVERMORE recording debut. Smyth toured extensively with the
band throughout 2003 and 2004, including a U.S. tour with Dimmu Borgir
and Children of Bodom, and performance at Germany's prestigious Wacken
Open Air Festival.
Traveling to England's Backstage Studios (Arch Enemy, Kreator), the
band reunites with production wizard Andy Sneap (Opeth, Machine Head)
who "provided an atmosphere conducive to creativity," says
Dane. "This album contains the trademark NEVERMORE songcraft you
have either come to love or hate," he continues, "and some
of the most ripping guitar work we've recorded." Stark artwork
by Hugh Syme (Rush, Megadeth) incorporates the "theme we've developed
over the last few albums of everyone wearing a mask," he explains.
With the title, This Godless Endeavor, being a discussion on, as Dane
sees it, "the on-going struggle between science and religion."
Psyched to be part of the Gigantour, "an alternative to what has
become a corporate endeavor," Dane is ready to let fans experience
the immediacy and urgency that have played such a huge part in their
songs "mind boggling sophistication" (Terrorizer). Megadeth
mainman and guitarist Dave Mustaine commented about including the band
on Gigantour's mainstage, "Having produced Sanctuary's album Refuge
Denied, it's obvious that I would appreciate anything that Warrel and
Jim were doing. The fact that Shawn and Glen Drover (Megadeth/Eidolon)
are also their friends and huge NEVERMORE fans made it an easy choice."
In 1994, NEVERMORE rose from the ashes of cult metal band Sanctuary,
catching fan's attention with acclaimed early releases Nevermore (1995),
the In Memory EP (1996), The Politics Of Ecstasy (1996), and Dreaming
Neon Black (1999). The four releases were recorded by celebrated producer
Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Queensryche), and the band was joined by
guitarists Pat O' Brian (Cannibal Corpse) on the two 1996 releases and
Tim Calvert (ex-Forbidden) for their 1999 conceptual masterpiece. Dead
Heart In A Dead World (2000), produced by Andy Sneap, moved Loomis'
"skin-flaying" guitar work to the production's forefront,
and while touring tirelessly, songs "Narcosynthesis" and "Inside
Four Walls" became anthemic fan favorites. Followed by Outburn
Magazine's "must have album of the year," 2003's opus Enemies
Of Reality further showcased their mature musicianship. Containing "opuses
that often reach dark symphonic peaks" (Guitar One), the album
was recently remixed and remastered by Andy Sneap.
- AGHORA News
We finished all the drum tracks for the "Mock Recording" Dan
is going to start mixing the pre production so we can begin shopping.
We are booked to go to the studio and cut the "REAL" Drums
and the "REAL" guitars for the album in the beggining of June.
No more mock sessions. Its time for the real tantric magik to occur.
We had an amazing night yesterday we all went to see Strapping Young
Lad at the culture room. GO SEE THEM PLAY IF THEY ARE IN YOUR TOWN!!!!!!!!
They where awesome live. We got to meet Danishta's Vocal Guru and Ian's
We spoke with Devin Townsend about vocal production and about working
with Danishta. It seems he is interested. He sat in my piece of shit
Kia and listened to some of the new material along with the old album
(I will never wash my passenger seat again! It now has Devin Culture
growing on it!!!) Anyhow looks Like Danishta will be at vocal bootcamp
in Vancouver. This may set back our schedule once again for a release
date from September to possible February.....But I think its well worth
the wait. If it does set us back with schedules than we will most likely
tour the east coast in September as we wait for Devin's schedule to
free up and for Neil to be ready Mix & Master. We shall keep you
- CURSED hit the road w/BANE / EVERGREEN TERRACE / VERSES
They get home from tour, they leave for tour, they get home from tour,
they play shows the whole time, then go back out on the road again......
Cursed have a few killer one-off shows going on around their home turf
for a few weeks, then go back out for another tour of duty with Bane,
Evergreen Terrace and Verses.
BANE / CURSED / EVERGREEN TERRACE / VERSES
06/14/05 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
06/15/05 – Nashville, TN @ The Muse
06/16/05 – Memphis, TN @ The Complex
06/17/05 – St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
06/18/05 – Rock Island, IL @ UAW Hall
06/19/05 – West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theatre
06/20/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
06/21/05 – TBA
06/22/05 – TBA
06/23/05 – TBA
06/24/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Video In Studios
06/25/05 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
06/26/05 – Portland, OR @ Solid State
06/27/05 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
06/28/05 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
06/29/05 – San Diego, CA @ The Epicenter
06/30/05 – W. Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
07/01/05 – Henderson, NV @ The Roadhouse
07/02/05 – Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
07/03/05 – TBA
07/04/05 – Denver, CO @ Rock Island
07/05/05 – Kansas City, MO @ El Torreon
07/06/05 – Indianapolis, IN @ Buddas Bowling Club
07/07/05 – Detroit, MI @ Alvins
07/08/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Pirates Cove
07/09/05 – Charleroi, PA @ Charleroi VFW
07/10/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
- DEADLOCK's new album Earth.Revolt will be released on June 28th, 2005.
Germany's Vegan XStraight EdgeX Power House returns to decimate the
masses with their newest opus of sheer metal bliss!
Superb musicianship with a true sense of urgency. Highly recommended
for fans of IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, PRAYER FOR CLEANSING or LACUNA
- After the success of FEAR FACTORY's latest release, ARCHETYPE, which
sold over 122,000 copies within its year of release, the world has no
choice but to eagerly anticipate the next FEAR FACTORY creation. Fear
not, the wait won't be long. FEAR FACTORY are already working on their
next release entitled Transgression tentatively due out August 23, 2005
on Trillion Records. Trillion is the new imprint from Liquid 8 Records
and Entertainment founder and CEO, Mike Cattain, has created Trillion
as a home for FEAR FACTORY and new bands seeking a creative haven grounded
in growth. http://liquid8records.com
FEAR FACTORY will enter Track Record Studios in North Hollywood, California
on May 5th, 2005 joined by Toby Wright (Alice In Chains, Korn, Metallica)
who will produce along side with FEAR FACTORY this highly anticipated
musical offering. "We are all very, very excited about the collaboration
with Toby," says singer Burton C. Bell. In addition to Toby Wright
there will be a list of all stars collaborating on Transgression such
as bass player, Billy Gold of Faith No More fame. Burton explains, "Billy
brings a different vibe to the music the way his bass lines move around
the beat and drive the songs with a unique element" Billy will
contribute to two
songs; "Echo Of My Scream" and "Super Nova." Other
working titles for Transgression are:
New Promise (co-written with Mark Morton of Lamb of God)
540,000 Degrees Fahrenheit
"It's really cool to be writing a new record. We are all feeling
very positive and it's moving quickly since we have overcome some major
obstacles. Now we can work on a fucking great album. 2005 is the year
of Transgression for FEAR FACTORY!" say Burton on the current outlook
of the band.
You can get a preview of what's to come of Transgression when you play
the new game, RAINBOW SIX LOCKDOWN, which features a track from Transgression
entitled, "Lockdown", as well as scores created by FEAR FACTORY
throughout the menus. Apart from contributing music to RAINBOW SIX LOCKDOWN,
drummer Raymond Herrera's production company 3volution Productions,
has produced the soundtrack to the Tom Clancy RAINBOW SIX LOCKDOWN game,
which will include FEAR FACTORY tracks, and many other songs from various
bands, to be released on Calvin/Trillion Records on August 3, 2005.
Fans will get to hear some of the new FEAR FACTORY tracks this summer
on Dave Mustaine's GIGANTOUR. Christian Olde Wolbers, who will be slaying
fans on the GIGANTOUR tour this summer with his new JACKSON signature
series guitars and Krankenstein amps, states, "We're really excited
about doing a big summer tour - we haven't done that since we headlined
the side stage of Ozzfest in '98. I'm happy to convert the older and
young metal fans of the GIGANTOUR. Once again Dave has put together
a slamming summer tour!" For more information on tour dates, you
can visit www.fearfactory.com.
- CRASHDÏET - MAJOR ALBUM RELEASE SUMMER 2005
Universal Music has just signed their first 80ies influenced hard rock
band for international release. The band is CRASHDIET from Stockholm,
The first single "Riot In Everyone" has been a huge success
on radio and TV. The video for the single was A-listed on ZTV along
with Jennifer Lopez and 50 Cent for many weeks. The band is currently
on a Scandinavian tour. The band will be at Download UK Festival on
June 10th. Universal Music will release the album world wide after the
summer. For more info go to www.crashdiet.org
- CORROSION OF CONFORMITY To Headline Stone Breakers And Hellraisers
Summer Tour With Crowbar And Alabama Thunderpussy, Sponsored By Revolver
COC Supporting New Release In the Arms of God Through Sanctuary Records
First Studio Album In Five Years Features Special Guest Drummer Stanton
Moore Of Galactic
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, the Grammy-nominated heavy rockers from North
Carolina, has released the critically acclaimed In The Arms Of God through
Sanctuary Records. It is the band's first studio album in five years.
Lead vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan, guitarist/vocalist Woody Weatherman
and bass guitarist/vocalist Mike Dean are joined on the album by special
guest drummer Stanton Moore, a member of the highly respected jazz/funk
band Galactic. He is a longtime friend of Keenan's, and both men are
natives of New Orleans.
The 12 tracks on In The Arms Of God are "Stone Breaker," "Paranoid
Opioid," "It Is That Way," "Dirty Hands Empty Pockets/Already
Gone," "Rise River Rise," "Never Turns To More,"
"Infinite War," "So Much Left Behind," "Backslider,"
"World On Fire," "Crown Of Thorns" and "In
The Arms Of God."
The first video is for "Stone Breaker." Directing was Rio
Hackford, son of 'Ray' director and Academy Award nominee Taylor Hackford.
COC's latest work reflects the band's long tradition of evolution. "We
started writing songs, and they somewhat had the vibe of Blind, Deliverance
and our earlier material," says Keenan. "We started thinking
from that perspective, and it evolved into a heavy, classic sound but
with a modern wisdom to it."
"We really got back to our roots with this one, listening to old
records that we all grew up on and headbanging at Woody's farmhouse,"
he adds. "It was a good time putting it together."
The result, Keenan says, is a "bombastic, epic record, staying
clear of the three-minute formula. It's not a nostalgic record by any
means; it's big and ugly and heavy. Thematically, there's a lot of disgust,
directed inwardly and towards society in general, reflecting these times
we all live in. A lot of people will be able to relate."
Producing was COC's longtime collaborator and knob-twisting, speaker-blowing
genius, John Custer. Besides working on four of the band's previous
albums, Custer also produced COC bassist Mike Dean's track "Access
Babylon" on Dave Grohl's Probot project and COC's contribution
to Nativity In Black, the Sabbath tribute compilation.
The band was very excited to work with Moore. Over the past year, COC
found themselves writing intense material and needed a drummer who could
not only handle it but take it to another level. Keenan, who had since
moved back to his hometown of New Orleans, called his old friend Moore
to ask him if he knew any drummers up for the task.
Moore laughed. "Yeah, me, " he said.
Within four days, COC was in New Orleans undertaking a musical adventure
without a map. It's the type of creative situation in which the band
thrives and distinguishes itself as an original force in heavy music.
Though COC's onslaught represented a departure for Moore, he was more
than up for the challenge.
"His performance was totally original and category-crushing,"
Weatherman says. "He stepped right into it full-throttle."
"He's one of the most progressive drummers I know," Keenan
says of Moore. "In the heavy metal world nobody really knows who
he is, but after they hear this they will. He's an accomplished jazz
drummer playing manic heavy music — I've never heard anything
In The Arms Of God is musical statement from men who care about the
"It's disturbing and full of ugly power, but ultimately there's
a shred of optimism," says Keenan. "It was worth the wait."
To promote In The Arms Of God, COC is heading out on the road with fellow
New Orleans natives Crowbar and Alabama Thunderpussy. Keenan, Weatherman
and Dean have recruited longtime friend and former Cry Of Love member
Jason Patterson as their touring drummer. Schedule permitting, Moore
might sit in occasionally with COC. For more information, visit:
Stone Breakers and Hellraisers Tour dates include:
DATE CITY VENUE
Thursday, June 2nd Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Friday, June 3rd Detroit, MI Harpo’s
Saturday, June 4th Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Sunday, June 5th Covington, KY Madison Theater
Tuesday, June 7th Buffalo, NY The Buffalo Icon
Thursday, June 9th Towson, MD Recher Theater
Friday, June 10th New York, NY Irving Plaza
Saturday, June 11th Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
Sunday, June 12th Norfolk, VA Norva Theater
Tuesday, June 14th Wilmington, NC Marzz
- NEKROPOLIS tour bus stolen / for helpful infos 1000 Euros!
Hi my dear friends
On 28th April we started on our first East Europa tour. Last sunday
between 3 and 6 pm our tour bus has been stolen in Brno (cz) at the
lake straight by the side of a busy street, 50 meter away from a police
officer! Everything is told to the police now and our things are being
searched also by them and by Interpool!
We guess that the thiefs want to sell our stuff. I and the whole band
am so fucking angry, I absolutly don't want that this sons of a bitch
are able to sell one only damned item of us! Most of the things are
usual sold things, but we hope that they sell it soon and maybe some
of you find something suspect in a shop, in the internet or someone
has suddenly a guitar, a bass or something else what you never expected
that he could buy it! Then please inform asap the police, send an email
to me or an sms to +41 79 279 66 30.
4 Ibanez 7-string guitars
1 Ibanez 5-string bass black
1 Bass Status Empathy
1 Korg Trinity Pro Workstation silver
1 Perl Masters drum set black (normally it isn't black)
1 Dell Inspiron 8600
Also there were 150 Nekropolis digipac-CDs and 100 thin promo-CDs, as
well as Nekropolis pull-overs and shirts. Nobody except in Switzerland,
has such cloths from us.
Ford Transit 100 for 12 persons. The last seats were took out. Behind
the last seats was a fince, so we could fill the space with our equipment.
Dark gray with darkened windows in the back
On both sides was written Nekropolis in Greek in orange color
On the backside it was written www.nekropolis.ch But we think that the
written things are already took away.
The light on the right frontside is a little bit destroyed and repaired
The numbershield was be-311733 with the cross of Switzerland
Please spread this message around the world. For the person who gives
us the final tipp to find this motherfuckers will get 1000 Euros from
us! We hope that every musician everywhere will help us. This tour was
a dream for a unknown band and it was 4 months of work to organize this
tour by our own. No the dream is destroyed! I anathematise this criminals!
Thanx for helping me!
- DISPLEASED RECORDS NEW SIGNINGS
ABOMINATOR (AUS): The Oz black/war metal troopers return from the South!
Right after leaving Osmose Abominator signed with Displeased Records.
Expect the band's new album later this year. Carnage metal!
AGATHOCLES (BEL) : The Masters of Mince Core signed with Displeased
Records! The upcoming album is almost completely written and rehearsed,
and will soon be recorded in a decent studio in Belgium. Expect a new
classic-to-become from these grinders, in fall 2005.
SURRENDER OF DIVINITY (THA): Black Fucking Blasphemous Metal straight
from Bangkok, Thailand! After their (only locally released) debut the
band is ready to spread their Siamese desecration world wide via a new
full length on From Beyond Productions. Essential for fans of Blasphemy,
Impiety and Morbosidad! Available in fall 2005.
- KRYOBURN ANNOUNCE FIRST DATES IN SUPPORT OF DEBUT ALBUM, ENIGMATIC
Philadelphia: Carlsbad, New Mexico-based Kryoburn announce the first
dates in support of their recently released debut album, Enigmatic Existence.
The tour starting May 26 will see them across the US through the month
Together for past three years this metallic four-piece have braved their
way from sea to sea, making stops and friends along the way. It was
during a performance in El Paso that the band would would make introduction
and impress Eddy Garcia of Pissing Razors fame. Numbers exchanged and
months later, the five men would regroup to lay down sounds that would
ultimately become Enigmatic Existence - the blistering debut album from
a band that won’t stay small much longer.
"This is one band that plays it like they want to and damn the
rules. KRYOBURN plays with a Pantera-like fury but their songwriting
is so different that to compare the two is almost impossible,"
says Roughedge.com. Vocalist/guitarist Todd Brashear says, "we
have only begun to create. We have a vision and will continue to pursue
that." Pooling the sounds and styles of Strapping Young Lad, Fear
Factory and the early power and might of Pantera, KRYOBURN are a young
band with a world of possibility.
Featuring Les and Chris Huber, Todd Brashear and Derrick Richards, KRYOBURN
are finding early support by way of college/loud rock radio. Enigmatic
Existence currently nestled in Music Choice's top album's for the month
Confirmed dates as of press time include:
05/26 - The Hole, Clovis NM
05/28 - Purgatory, Oklahoma City OK
05/29 - QC Live, Davenport IA
06/02 - IRock, Detroit MI
06/04 - Wild Spirits, New York NY
06/08 - The Hideaway, Johnson City TN
06/10 - MI WUK Club, Ft. Smith AR
More dates to follow.
- Spawned from the depths of Staten Island, ARTHURKILL has risen to
become one of NYC's best kept little secrets. Personifying modern rock
by drawing on influences from U2 and Bruce Springsteen to Rage Against
the Machine and Metallica, Arthurkill delivers market-friendly guitar
driven songs that carry the torch of rock 'n' roll into the post-alternative
era. Arthurkill's latest album "Addiction" is available either
online or through Tower records. Arthurkill is currently in the studio
recording "Frozen in Time" the eagerly anticipated follow
up to 2003's "Addiction".
The official Arthurkill website can be reached at: www.arthurkill.net
- BLOODBATH TO PLAY FIRST EVER LIVE SHOW
The exciting news that Bloodbath is to play their first-ever live show
at Germany's gargantuan Wacken Open Air, has only been surpassed by
the announcement that Opeth's Mike Akerfeldt has returned to the microphone
for the performance. Vocalist Peter Tagtegren (Hypocrisy), who sang
on Nightmares Made Flesh, sited scheduling conflicts not allowing him
to perform. For those not lucky enough to see the band in Germany this
summer, the show will be filmed for a future DVD release. www.bloodbath.biz
- HATE ETERNAL COMPLETE I, MONARCH
Hate Eternal have completed the next benchmark in the history of extreme
music. With dizzying musicality and creativity, Hate Eternal's third
album, I, Monarch, propels metal into the next dimension.
The fearsomely talented and broad-minded musical trinity of guitarist/vocalist
Erik Rutan, drummer Derek Roddy and bassist Randy Piro unites in new
and transcendent ways on I, Monarch. Torrential blastbeats (perhaps
truly the fastest yet recorded) meld with inhuman polyrhythms whilst
lyrical firestorms rain down with unmatched rage - yet the groove underlying
the chaos is of collosal proportions. Amidst shredding guitar leads
and warp-speed drums, strange and unexpected sounds lie lurking - Tibetan
drums, tabla, didjeridoo. With I, Monarch Hate Eternal have struck a
groundbreaking balance between groove and chaos, soul and precision,
focused aggression and open-minded musical vision.
I, Monarch was recorded and mixed by Hate Eternal frontman Erik Rutan
(Soilent Green, Into The Moat) at his own Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida.
Artist Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium) is handling the cover art. The
confirmed I, Monarch tracklisting is as follows:
The Victorious Reign
To Know Our Enemies
Path To The Eternal Gods
The Plague Of Humanity
It Is Our Will
Sons Of Darkness
I, Monarch will see a June 28 release in the US and June 27 in the UK
and Europe. Metal
- THE SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND FINALIZES REMAINING DATES FOR THE TOUR
The Sounds of the Underground lineup will feature a wide array of metal
and hardcore's heaviest hitters, while still maintaining a fan friendly
ticket price. Veterans Clutch and GWAR both have legions of die-hard
fans that were fortified through years of relentless touring. The bill
also features hardcore and metal notables such as Poison the Well, Chimaira,
Strapping Young Lad, Opeth, Every Time I Die, Unearth, Norma Jean, Throwdown,
From Autumn To Ashes, High On Fire, Devildriver, A Life Once Lost, All
That Remains, with regional appearances made by Madball and Terror (West
coast), Fear Before The March OF Flames (Midwest and Southeast), Full
Blown Chaos and The Red Chord (East Coast).
The initial funding for this colossal summer touring event was provided
by independent labels Ferret Music, Prosthetic, Metal Blade and Trustkill.
The recent partnership between House of Blues and Sounds of the Underground
has both sides believing this tour will become a viable/credible franchise
for many years to come. Fellow Sounds of the Underground team members:
The Syndicate, Jagermeister, Hot Topic, Music Choice, Revolver Magazine,
Pure Volume.com have all played a vital role in launching this tour.
Sounds of the Underground:
6/25 Lowell, MA - Paul E Tsongas Arena
6/26 Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier Penn's Landing
6/28 Pontiac, MI - Phoenix Plaza Amphitheatre
6/30 Winston-Salem, NC - Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
7/01 Portsmouth, VA - Harbor Center Pavilion
7/02 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Parking Lot
7/03 Montreal, QC - Stade Uniprix
7/04 Mississauga, ON - Arrow Hall
7/05 Cleveland, OH - The Scene Pavilion
7/07 Minneapolis, MN - US Bank Theatre @ Target Center
7/08 Chicago, IL - Tweeter Center Parking Lot
7/09 Sauget, IL - Pop's Lot
7/10 Tulsa, OK - Brady Village
7/12 Atlanta, GA - Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre Lot
7/13 Orlando, FL - Tinker Field
7/15 Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Center Lot
7/16 Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Ampitheatre
7/19 El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
7/20 Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
7/22 Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Sports Arena Lot
7/23 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre Lot
7/25 Seattle, WA - Qwest Field Event Center
7/26 Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
7/28 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
7/29 Saskatoon, SK - Saskatchewan Credit Union Centre
7/31 Denver, CO - Universal Lending Pavilion
- BRUCE DICKINSON: New Solo album Tyranny of Souls Released May 24th
2005 on Sanctuary Records
Bruce Dickinson is an artist who has influenced thousands of singers,
musicians and fans alike in his outstanding role as the front man of
legendary band Iron Maiden. He has achieved great success as a solo
artist, and is also acclaimed as a Radio DJ, TV presenter, pilot, author
and voice of modern music.
It has been seven years since Dickinson released his last solo album,
The Chemical Wedding, which received massive critical acclaim while
exploring intriguing and dark themes. The intervening years have seen
him make a highly successful return to Iron Maiden, with two huge albums
and record breaking live shows and tours. Tyranny Of Souls, Bruce's
new solo venture, sees him return once again to collaborate with guitarist/producer/writer
Roy Z. The album's cover is adorned with a 15th century depiction of
Hell by Hans Hemling and the music continues along this path to explore
dark, apocalyptic themes. Delving into science, theology and of course,
his love of flight, with thought provoking, intelligent and menacing
lyrics that are sure to leave the listener's mind unsettled, Tyranny
Of Souls is pure Dickinson. Heavy riff-laden songs and explosive virtuoso
guitar work from Roy joined with the definitive Dickinson soaring vocals,
makes this ground breaking album a tour de force of modern Metal. It
was following on from the end of the last Maiden tour that Bruce saw
an opportunity to work alongside Roy again.
"With Maiden, once the band has finished up on the tours, we all
tend to go our separate ways and do our own thing for a while until
it's time to saddle up again for the next album. I knew I could seize
the chance to work with Roy in between his work on the new Judas Priest
album. We both work quickly together which I like and the recording
is very organic so it came together quite easily. I'm very proud of
- GREEN CARNATION's Light Of Day... pre-production themes posted onlineGreen
Carnation invites all fans to listen to the first themes of Light of
Day, Day of Darkness as it sounded in the pre-production.
By logging into www.purevolume.com/greencarnation
and click on Light of Day preproduction, it will - for the first time
- be possible to hear some of Tchort's original thoughts behind the
start of the 60 minute epic.
you can also hear some of the most straight and groovy songs from Green
Carnation's latest album, The Quiet Offspring, including the possibility
to download the track "Between the Gentle Small and the Standing
Tall" from the same album. Metal
- Upcoming release: SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE
The upcoming release by Subterranean Masquerade entitled Suspended Animation
Dreams has been scheduled for June 21st, 2005. An ambitious project
this is definitely not your typical Metal album as the eight tracks
link together many genres and styles, from Urban Jazz to Folk, Classical
to World Music and Progressive onto extreme Metal. This unity of multiple
genres creates a adventurous mix to sink into and explore the vast soundscapes
Release Date: June 21st, Cat#: TE055 | UPC: 654436005520 | CD | The
1. Suspended Animation Dreams
2. Wolf Among Sheep
3. No Place Like Home
4. Kind Of A Blur
5. The Rock N Roll Preacher
6. Six Strings To Cover Fear
Place Like Home
- KATATONIA'S SAW YOU DROWN 10" GETS LIMITED RELEASE
On May 17th, Katatonia's long out of print mini album Saw You Drown
from 1998 that collectors regard as the most rare and wanted item in
Katatonia's discography. The 10" vinyl version is limited to 1000
copies, all hand numbered and will come in blue colored vinyl. It'll
also feature an unreleased band photo, lyrics for all songs, plus personal
liner notes from the band. Metal
- SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND HEADLINER ANNOUNCED
LAMB OF GOD -- the Headliner for 2005 SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND TOUR!
Lead singer D. Randall Blythe proclaims: "Lamb of God are very
pleased to be included as the headliner for the Sounds of the Underground
tour. The tour has a very diverse lineup, including many of our old
friends and showcases established acts as well as many excellent up
and coming bands to watch for. Corporate politics had no part in the
formation of this tour -- this one's for the bands and the fans, not
some executive's paycheck. The party is coming your way this summer
-- show up with your dancing shoes and help us bring the ruckus!"
Joining LAMB OF GOD on this history making tour will be:
POISON THE WELL
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES
EVERY TIME I DIE
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
HIGH ON FIRE
A LIFE ONCE LOST
ALL THAT REMAINS
THE RED CHORD
FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES
Sounds of the Underground:
6/25 Lowell, MA Paul E Tsongas Arena
6/26 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier @ Penn's Landing
6/28 Pontiac, MI Phoenix Plaza Amphitheatre
6/30 Winston-Salem, NC Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
7/01 Portsmouth, VA Harbor Center Pavilion
7/02 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom Parking Lot
7/03 Montreal, QC Stade Uniprix
7/04 Mississauga, ON Arrow Hall
7/05 Cleveland, OH The Scene Pavilion
7/07 -Minneapolis, MN US Bank Theatre Target Center
7/08 Chicago, IL Tweeter Center Parking Lot
7/09 Sauget, IL Pop's Lot
7/10 Tulsa, OK Brady Village
7/12 Atlanta, GA Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre Lot
7/13 Orlando, FL Tinker Field
7/15 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center Lot
7/16 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Ampitheatre
7/19 El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum
7/20 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre
7/22 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Sports Arena Lot
7/23 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre Lot
7/25 Seattle, WA Qwest Field Event Center
7/26 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum
7/28 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
7/29 Saskatoon, SK Saskatchewan Credit Union Centre
7/31 Denver, CO Universal Lending Pavilion
- SINISTER - BACK FROM THE DEAD
As first reported here on March 30, Dutch death metallers SINISTER have
now officially reformed, according to a statement issued by Nuclear
Blast Records. "Fact is that after numerous letters and e-mails
of fans around the world we reconsidered to revive the band again,"
the group said in a statement, "but drastic measures were needed
in order to keep true to ourselves and to our fans that supported the
band from the beginning."
What this means is that SINISTER decided to alter the group's lineup
in an unorthodox way: Aad Kloosterwaard, drummer and founder of the
band, will be the new vocalist. "This role is not new to him, since
he is already handling the mic some time with his other bands BLASTCORPS
and INFINITED HATE," the group write. Additionally, bass player
Alex Paul will switch to guitar while newcomer Paul Beltman (ex-JUDGEMENT
DAY) shall be the new SINISTER drummer. A (session) bass player will
be added when the band hits the road again.
Plans for a new album are currently underway, as Alex, Aad and Paul
explain: "Our vengeance to those we hate start at the end of this
year when we will record our new album in the Stage One studio in Germany.
The new album will be released again through Nuclear Blast Records,
our brothers in crime, to whom we have the deepest respect for believing
in SINISTER for all these years. As for our fans who supported us throughout
the years and hopefully will again in the future!"
SINISTER re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records back in 2002 after a one-album
stint with the now-defunct Hammerheart Records. The group's last studio
album, Savage or Grace, was released in 2003. [Sourced: Blabbermouth]
- MADBALL SIGNS TO FERRET RECORDS!
Full-Length LEGACY Fall 2005
Ferret Records is proud to announce the signing of Madball to their
family of artists. Madball, the pinnacle of New York hardcore will record
their upcoming album in May with production from Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows
Fall, Throwdown). The album will be released later this year after the
band finishes The Sounds Of The Underground tour this summer (alongside
Opeth, Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die, High On Fire and others). Madball,
who have carved their own place in the hierarchy of hardcore features
Freddy Cricien on vocals, brother of Roger Miret (Agnostic Front). Originally
the group was Agnostic Front with Freddy in the front spot, all at the
ripe age of twelve years old! The group re-tooled with new members including
mainstay Hoya on bass and released classic albums on Roadrunner Records
such as Set It Off and Demonstrating My Style while in their teens.
The band's last full-length Hold It Down was on Epitaph Records and
marked the band's most mature release combining their previous fury
with a more tempered attack.
Label Pres, Carl Severson says of the band: "I remember skating
back from Vintage Vinyl in NJ with Mike Olender (future vocalist of
Burnt By The Sun) after picking up the first Madball EP on vinyl. I
couldn't wait to get home and play it, I've bought every album since
and I still feel the same, I can't wait to hear the new album! Ferret
is a young, aggressive label and Madball is still a young, aggressive
band ready to take over the world."
Cricien echoes this sentiment, "For the first time I feel like
we are on a label that gets the band. Ferret comes from the same scene
we do, they are fans and they have a lot of passion for what they do."
Cricien, who took time off from Madball to exorcise his musical demons
with Hazen St. (feat members of H20 & New Found Glory) is back spreading
the hardcore reality with Hoya, Mitts (guitar) and Rigg Ross (drums).
Speaking of the new Madball material, Cricien says, "To the fans,
personally I feel like it's our best material. It's still heavy, it's
still in your face and talks about real life, but it also has groove
and really heavy production." Metal
- ARCH ENEMY Announce New Agreement With Century Media Records, Set
Release Date For New Album and Prepare For Ozzfest
Metal titans ARCH ENEMY - whose dynamic mixture of melody and aggression
has earned them massive critical acclaim, a rabid worldwide fan base
and a slot on this summer's Ozzfest -- have officially signed a new
agreement that sees Century Media Records, in conjunction with band
leader Mike Amott's Savage Messiah Music label, become the home for
the group's future albums worldwide outside Southeast Asia.
The band is currently wrapping up work on their highly anticipated new
full-length album Doomsday Machine, which is set for a July 26 release
in North America (July 25 in Europe). "We have all been working
hard in the studio to make the ultimate metal album," Mike says.
"The drums sound totally amazing, as Daniel (Erlandsson, percussion)
has excelled himself yet again and the grooves he's created are catchy
but powerful as hell. People will be stunned when they hear what he
"I think all great metal needs that killer mix of classic riffs
and ripping solos, something that has been a bit of a dying art recently,"
he continues. "We are doing our best to recreate that mix on this
new album, and one thing I can guarantee is that there will be tons
of guitar for fans to headbang to. All in all, I am really happy with
the songs and I believe we have found the right balance of melody and
brutality - the Arch Enemy trademark! Welcome to the Doomsday Machine."
ARCH ENEMY, featuring the all-star lineup of Mike Amott (guitars), Chris
Amott (guitars), Sharlee D'Angelo (bass) and Daniel Erlandsson (drums),
first garnered praise with the metal milestones Black Earth (1997),
Stigmata (1998) and Burning Bridges (1999). These albums were fueled
by flawless dual guitar technical execution and a previously unheard
of mixture of melody and aggression, which helped them quickly solidify
their reputation as one of the genre's elite. However, ARCH ENEMY really
began to develop their true potential once vocalist Angela Gossow joined
the fold on 2001's critically acclaimed Wages of Sin.
The band's 2003 effort, Anthems of Rebellion, was immediately hailed
as a metal masterpiece. It was their second offering with Angela, touted
by Metal Edge as "one of the most promising talents in years."
The record proved to be a landmark release for Century Media, as it
delivered the label its then-highest first-week US SoundScan sales ever
on the way to becoming one of its 10 best-selling albums of all time.
Press raves continued to pour in, as Anthems scored an unprecedented
5/5 in both Alternative Press and Kerrang! while going on to land the
#1 album of 2003 in Metal Maniacs Readers' Poll, earning them staunch
recognition and high-profile US tours with such acts as Slayer, Hatebreed,
Cradle Of Filth and the legendary Iron Maiden.
All of this high praise, along with the undying support of MTV2's Headbangers
Ball (including the program's most recent affiliated tour), continues
to attract an ever-expanding audience to the band's unique style of
metal. Expect their stellar musicianship and unparalleled live shows
to continue garnering them new legions of fans throughout Ozzfest.
On July 26, ARCH ENEMY are poised to deliver the album of their career
and redefine the genre they helped to create. Metal
- WITHERED signs to Lifeforce Records!
Lifeforce Records is extremely proud to announce the official signing
of Atlanta, Georgia's very own Withered!
"We are really excited to welcome Withered to the Lifeforce family!
Imagine if you will, a band that finds the crippling medium between
early 90's Death Metal, Blackened Swedish Death and Sludge/Crust-metal!
Withered encompass everything I would want out of a brutally grinding
/ sludgy Metal band of today!" – Drew Juergens - Label Manager
/ President of Lifeforce Records America Corp.
Formed in the early summer of 2003 and consisting of founding and current
members of the grindcore/crust punk band Social Infestation as well
as ex-members of Leechmilk, Withered have shared the stage with the
likes of Mastodon, Exhumed, Lickgoldensky, Weedeater, Herod and Misery
Index to name a few.
"We're very happy, on a musical and personal level, to be working
with Lifeforce Records. It's exciting to be part of what is sure to
become one of the world's premier metal labels." - Withered
Withered's full-length release Memento Mori (produced by Michael Green
of Light Pupil Dilate-fame) is set to come out September 6th, 2005.
Paul Romano (Trivium / Mastodon / Dead To Fall / Death By Stereo) will
be handling the graphic design duties for Memento Mori, so expect nothing
but the best visual eye-candy imaginable!
Chris Freeman - guitars / vocals
Mike Thompson - guitars / vocals
Greg Hess - bass guitar
Wes Kever - drums
- BESEECH NEW ALBUM IN SOUTH AMERICA
BESEECH the heavy swedish male/female fronted gothic metal band will
released their highly acclaimed album "DRAMA" in South America
through Haunted Records the 24th April. "DRAMA" were released
in Europe and USA in 2004 through Napalm Records and gained alot of
great chartpositions allover. Right now are BESEECH in the studio and
putting the last touches on the 5th album "SUNLESS DAYS" that
will be released in September this
year and will contain a Danzig cover and re-make of the song Manamde
Dreams from Beseech 2nd album "Black Emotions".
- BLACK ZODIAC, A METAL BAND BASED IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA,
WILL KICK OFF A TOUR IN LATE JULY 2005 PERFORMING IN
FLORIDA, GEORGIA, ALABAMA, MISSISSIPPI, LOUISIANA AND TEXAS
NEW YORK CITY (MAY 2, 2005) – Commencing late July 2005, BLACK
ZODIAC, a metal band based out of Southern Florida, will be departing
Florida, motoring their way out way west performing in clubs and festivals
in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas – and then
back to Florida playing additonal dates in those states.
A highlight of the tour, will be BLACK ZODIAC's performance at the US
Indie Band & Film Expo in Beaumont, Texas, and performances in several
venues in and around Beaumont from August 19-23, 2005. BLACK ZODIAC
will have a "meet & greet" booth during the entire five
days at the Expo where you can purchase their merchandise, say "hello,"
and get their autographs.
During the afternoon of Saturday, August 20, designer Tracy Robertson
of Houston-based Azrael's Accomplish Designs (www.azacdesigns.com)
will host a fashion show at the US Indie Expo featuring Azrael's collection
of unique and alternative fashions. Azrael's Accomplice Designs has
been featured in many magazines, fashion shows, and websites all over
the world such as Gothic Beauty, Marquis, Skin Two, Blueblood.net,
etc. Tracy Robertson has also won many awards for her work. Among the
model's appearing on the catwalk will be heavy metal goddess, Mayelin,
lead vocalist of the band BLACK ZODIAC.
For further information on the US Indie Band & Film Expo, please
visit their website which is located at www.usindie.com.
To buy tickets for this event, call InHouse Tickets at (866) 384-3060
or through the web at http://usindie.inhousetickets.com.
BLACK ZODIAC's website is located at www.blackzodiac.net.
- The new LEAVES' EYES album "VINLAND SAGA" in stores: 30.05.2005!
A romantic journey into the realm of myths, fjords and Vikings! Order
1. Vinland Saga
2. Farewell Proud Men
4. Solemn Sea
5. Leaves' Eyes
6. The Thorn
7. Misseri (Turn Green Meadows into Grey)
8. Amhrán (Song of the Winds)
9. New Found Land
10. Mourning Tree
11. Twilight Sun
13. Elegy Video Clip
Tracklist Limited Edition Digipack:
1. Vinland Saga
2. Farewell Proud Men
4. Solemn Sea
5. Leaves' Eyes
6. The Thorn
7. Misseri (Turn Green Meadows into Grey)
8. Amhrán (Song of the Winds)
9. New Found Land
10. Mourning Tree
11. Twilight Sun
13. Heal (Bonus Track)
14. For Amelie (New Version) (Bonus Track)
15. Elegy Videoclip
16. Interview (Video)
17. Making of a Saga (Video)
- MYSTIC SHADOWS - Epic Black Metal
The epic black metal side project of Blood Tears members (Arntor and
Myth), Mystic Shadows, is already working in new songs that will be
part of a second full length. The band's debut, ...Over Old Hills, which
has some influences from bands like Summoning, Bathory, Moonsorrow and
Falkenbach, is available at the band's website, www.mshadows.com
where the fans can also find some full songs for download.
Here is the debut's track list:
I - Under The Red Sky (5:04)
II - Ode To The Braves (8:28)
III - Home Of The Gods (9:47)
IV - Into The Mist (4:18)
V - Pagan Memories (4:31)
VI - Our Kingdom Is Rising Again (8:13)
VII - Lake Of Ice (9:34)
VIII - Tears Of An Ancient Brave (2:29)