- RAZORBACK Soundsamples
We are very happy to announce that you can find some soundsamples of
our new CD "Criminal Justice" in the MEDIA section on our
Stefan Berggren -Vocals
Rolf Munkes - Guitars
Chris Heun - Guitars
Marcus Bielenberg - Bass
Andre Hilgers - Drums
Release is November 18th. via Massacre Records.
- New release: THE AURORA PROJECT - "Unspoken Words"!
After a long wait, we now have started the promotion of our next release,
the debut album by the Dutch band THE AURORA PROJECT, entitled "Unspoken
Words". The band was one of the revelations at the ProgPower Europe
festival the first weekend of October, so now it is time to seriously
start promoting the album. The band has arranged a release party on
Friday 25 October, at Scum in their hometown Katwijk. Check out the
band's website for all the details, it's gonna be a special evening
with a lot of surprises. Keep an eye on the magazines and websites now,
because soon you will see the first serious reviews. www.theauroraproject.com.
- CHAOSWAVE has mixed and mastered the debut CD.
Italian band CHAOSWAVE has just finished mixing and mastering the album,
plus all the artwork is done. The album will be entitled "The White
Noise Within", promotion will start at the end of November, so
expect a release date of end December / early January. We are very excited
about this new release, probably our most important release to date.
The band is described as the ultimate mix of Nevermore and Lacuna Coil,
the demo gets and overwhelming response in the media and the band sold
over 1000 copies of the demo within a few months. The release party
in their home country Italy is scheduled for Friday 16 December, a 2-week
tour through Denmark, Germany, Holland and Belgium is scheduled for
February-March 2006. Keep an eye on this band, you will be pleasently
surprised. More info at www.chaoswave.it.
- ProgPower Europe 2006.
ProgPower Europe 2006 is scheduled for Friday 29 September (pre-party),
Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October. The location will be once
more Sjiwa (www.sjiwa.nl)
in Baarlo, The Netherlands. The first band is already booked and we
are talking to a few other interesting bands already right now. Bands
that want to play the festival, check out the website for all the details
how to submit your promo package. A new website is being prepared right
now and will go online on Sunday 13 November. The first reviews of ProgPower
Europe 2005 ar already published on our website, and in general they
are more than positive! www.progpower.com.
- News Update From RAM - New song posted online
New song 'Shadowman' from the forthcoming album 'Forced Entry' is now
available for download at this location:
RAM (the traditional Heavy Metal band from Gothenburg featuring Leif
Larsson, ex Frozen eyes and NME within and Morgan Pettersson, ex B-thong)
will call their full-length debut album "Forced Entry". The
new cover can be viewed here:
The Album has been mastered by Göran Finnberg.
A release party where RAM will perform live, will be held at Sticky
Fingers (top floor) in Gothenburg on the 24th of November. RAM will
also perform live in Stockholm on Nov 25th at Tantogården. Special
guests this night are 'Defueld' and 'Skellington'.
Tyrant of 'Nifelheim' will be our guest DJ.
All ticket sales will be handled through www.ram-metal.com
- JUDAS PRIEST TO RELEASE LIVE DVD 'RISING IN THE EAST'
ON NOVEMBER 15, 2005, VIA RHINO HOME VIDEO
BAND'S FIRST STRAIGHT-TO-DVD RELEASE FEATURES CLASSIC HITS
AND NEW 'ANGEL OF RETRIBUTION' FAVORITES
Heavy metal icons Judas Priest will release the new live DVD 'Rising
In the East' on November 15, 2005, via Rhino Home Video.
Vocalist Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing,
bass guitarist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis filmed 'Rising In The
East' in May 2005 at the legendary Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. The definitive
Judas Priest lineup played two sold-out nights at the venue to promote
the early-2005 release of the critically acclaimed studio album 'Angel
Of Retribution,' their first new material in 15 years. 'Rising In The
East' is Judas Priest's first straight-to-DVD release.
"We talked about doing a DVD on this tour and we decided to do
it at the Budokan because it's a special venue. It's world-renowned.
We thought it was an ideal choice," says Tipton. "We filmed
both nights but we ended up using the second night only for this DVD.
We wanted it to be as live and as real as possible, and when you start
taking from different shows there isn't continuity. We wanted it to
be one show and that's exactly what it is."
"I think what 'Rising In The East' displays to Priest fans is the
first time seeing us reunited for a full-length show in the DVD format,"
Halford says. "I think the DVD compounds all the great things that
Priest fans and metal fans all around the world love about the band.
Priest is still a powerful, physical, full-on experience in the live
domain. What this DVD is intended to do is give longtime Priest fans
another great memory to add to their collection, and it's also an opportunity
for new Priest fans to explore all the great things we're achieving
three decades later."
'Rising In The East' is bursting with Judas Priest classics from albums
such as 'Sad Wings Of Destiny,' 'Sin After Sin,' 'Stained Class,' 'Hell
Bent For Leather,' 'British Steel,' 'Point Of Entry,' 'Screaming For
Vengeance,' 'Turbo,' 'Ram It Down' and 'Painkiller' as well as 'Angel
Of Retribution' standouts.
The track listing includes: "The Hellion/Electric Eye," "Metal
Gods," "Riding On The Wind," "The Ripper,"
"A Touch Of Evil," "Judas Rising," "Revolution,"
"Hot Rockin'," "Breaking The Law," "I'm A Rocker,"
"Diamonds And Rust," "Worth Fighting For," "Deal
With The Devil," "Beyond The Realms Of Death," "Turbo
Lover," "Hellrider," "Victim Of Changes," "Exciter,"
"Painkiller," "Hell Bent For Leather," "Living
After Midnight" and "You've Got Another Thing Comin'."
"This set list is a great cross-section of the Priest catalog.
It runs the full spectrum of musical content," Tipton says. "We
used to only play two or three songs from a new album on tour, but for
'Angel Of Retribution' we've played five or six songs from it during
the time we've been out, which is a lot. That shows how good the album
is and how well-received it has been. It's been very rewarding to see
the positive reaction to the new material."
"The DVD is a full two-hour display of highlights from Priest's
career over the last three decades," Halford says. "We take
you on a metal journey from 'Sad Wings Of Destiny' right up to 'Angel
Of Retribution.' Between those two points in time, 'Rising In The East'
includes music that is significant to us and to our fans. In that respect,
this DVD is quite unique."
The audio, which was mixed by longtime Judas Priest producer Tom Allom,
is presented in 5.1 Surround Sound.
"Tom's never totally been away. We've always kept in touch with
him. He's a good friend and we worked with him for many, many years,"
Tipton says. "On the live aspect, Tom is the ideal man. He knows
the band inside out. He knows what we like, and he's got a great set
"He is a significant figure in the history of Judas Priest,"
Halford says. "He's made the same metal journey as we have. We
were waiting for an opportunity to work together with him again. There's
a built-in feeling of security because Tom knows us so well musically.
We knew we could hand him a project like this and let him go at it with
all the right attributes and complete something that's going to make
us happy and make the fans happy."
Japan has been an incredibly important part of Judas Priest's career.
The band's first-ever live album, 1979's 'Unleashed In The East (Live
In Japan),' was recorded in the "Land of the Rising Sun,"
so it's only fitting that the eagerly awaited 'Rising In The East' DVD
originate from there too.
"Judas Priest was one of the first bands to invade that country
with metal," Halford says. "Even though we made the DVD in
Japan, it really represents the relationship that Judas Priest has with
fans around the world."
Remaining dates on the second North American leg of the 'Angel Of Retribution'
DATE CITY VENUE
Friday, October 28th Kelseyville, CA Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa
Saturday, October 29th San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
Sunday, October 30th Long Beach, CA Long Beach Arena
Following the North American trek, Judas Priest will tour Russia and
The Baltics in November and December.
- DARK TRANQUILLITY - European Tour!
The acclaimed masters and joint founders of Swedish melodic death metal
are about to return to European shores to enrapture their loyal fan
hordes with material off their latest masterpiece "Character"
(released on January 24th, 2005) as well as classic hymns. After supporting
KREATOR on their European tour in spring 2005, a trip to the US and
numerous festival appearances, the sextet will be headlining this time
and support will be thrash-/metalcore hybrid Chimaira and Hatesphere.
Vocalist Mikael Stanne comments on the upcoming tour: "Greetings
drones! We are very proud and excited to announce that we are heading
out on another massacre of the European variety. Right in the middle
of darkest December we will come and haunt your waking dreams. We are
bringing a strong package this time around for sure. The mighty Chimaira
from the US of A and our Danish drinking buddies Hatesphere. I personally
cannot wait to go out with a posse like this and I am confident that
you people out there into diversity and intensity will get your fill.
So prepare to get those carcasses out in the miserable pre-christmas
cold and join us for hours cosy carnage and madness. I promise you the
full DT experience with a long set of songs about selfdestruction and
pain that you all know and love!" DARK TRANQUILLITY just returned
from a show on Gran Canaria, where they played at Metal Zone festival
on October, 1st and will do another festival in their home country Sweden
on November, 19th with labelmates NOCTURNAL RITES and other acts. After
that, they will embark on their European headliner tour to brighten
up the dark and depressing last month of the year with a full blast
of top-notch melodic death metal! Here the exact dates: 19. November
05 (S) Motala Motala Metal Festival On tour with Chimaira & Hatesphere
Presented by Metal Hammer (D) 28. November 05 (UK) Cardiff, Coal Exchange
29. November 05 (UK) Exeter, Lemon Grove 01. December 05 (UK) London,
Astoria 02. December 05 (UK) Manchester, Academy 2 03. December 05 (UK)
Glasgow, QMU 04. December 05 (UK) Birmingham, Academy 2 05. December
05 (UK) Sheffield, Corporation 06. December 05 (F) Paris Trabendo 08.
December 05 (B) Antwerpen Hof Ter Loo 09. December 05 (NL) Haarlem Patronaat
10. December 05 (NL) Utrecht Tivoli 11. December 05 (D) Bochum Zeche
12. December 05 (D) Hamburg Knust 13. December 05 (D) Köln Live
Music Hall 14. December 05 (D) Stuttgart Röhre 16. December 05
(I) Milan Live Music Club 17. December 05 (I) Cesena Viada 18. December
05 (I) Trevisto New Age 19. December 05 (SLO) Ljubljana VPK Mediapark
20. December 05 (A) Linz Posthof 21. December 05 (D) München Backstage
Official website: http://www.darktranquillity.com
- MORGOTH - Live on online!
Unforgettable German death metal pioneers MORGOTH might have dissolved
but their ten-year long career has been perpetuated not only on the
compilation "1987-1997: The Best Of Morgoth" (released on
Century Media Records on January 24th, 2005), but also on a excellently
designed website which you can find at http://www.morgoth.eastpool.com
and which offers all info regarding this band, check it out! During
its career MORGOTH produced now genre-classics such as the demo "Pits
Of Utumno", the ripping EPs "Resurrection Absurd" and
"The Eternal Fall" and the fantastic "Cursed" album.
After these traditional death metal onslaughts the band successfully
incorporated more experimental sounds into their deadly fundament and
created such innovative and diverse works as "Odium" and their
swansong "Feel Sorry For The Fanatic". After laying MORGOTH
to rest, singer Marc was active in Comecon, Power Of Expression and
nowadays plays with his former MORGOTH-colleague Sebastian in the promising
Action Jackson, so have also a look at their web-base: http://www.actionjackson.de
- MANNTIS - Debut ready for take off!
Ready for a full metal blast? On October 17th the explosive Southern
California quintet MANNTIS will unleash their long-awaited debut attack
in Europe: "Sleep In Your Grave". Produced by Cameron Webb
(Danzig, Motörhead, Social Distortion), the record goes straight
for the jugular with its scorching guitar work and pummeling rhythmic
assault. MANNTIS' staggering blend of hardcore and metal is delivered
with authority and conviction, "Sleep in Your Grave" features
blistering tracks of unrelenting metal intensity. MANNTIS originally
formed in 2000 and immediately began playing anywhere and everywhere
possible. Their stunning stage presence was undeniable and overwhelmed
anyone that stepped in front of them. The buzz spread quickly throughout
the underground, but their biggest break would come in 2004 when they
gained worldwide recognition from their participation on the hit MTV
show "Battle For Ozzfest". The five piece have an extremely
busy fall schedule in the US ahead of them after recently being added
to the 10 Years of Brutality Tour alongside Hatebreed, Most Precious
Blood, Full Blown Chaos, Gizmachi and If Hope Dies, kicking off on Nov.
1st and running through Nov. 23rd. MANNTIS also just completed a nationwide
run on The International Extreme Music Festival tour with labelmates
Nightrage, which will soon be followed by few dates with Terror, The
Banner and Donnybrook. The recent additions of new drummer Josh Feathers
and guitarist Daniel Racardio have added a whole new dynamic to the
band's already stellar live show. Click below to download the track
"Axe Of Redemption."
Official Website http://www.manntis.com
- STRAPPING YOUNG LAD - added to ARCH ENEMY UK dates!
Finally, we can confirm the main support act for ARCH ENEMY's UK shows:
the very unique musical force that is STRAPPING YOUNG LAD! A killer
addition to the tour, we are sure you all agree... The U.K. dates are
looking like a sell-out so get your tickets while they last and enjoy
this superb extreme metal package! U.K. Tour 2005 Dec. 12 - Cardiff
@ Coal Exchange Dec. 13- Manchester @ Academy 2 Dec. 14 - Glasgow @
QMU Dec. 15 - London @ ASTORIA Dec. 16 - Wolverhampton @ Wulfrun Hall
Official band website: http://www.strappingyounglad.com
- THE GATHERING - Mandylion Deluxe!
It was ten years ago when THE GATHERING recorded their break-through
album "Mandylion" and the European metal scene has never been
the same since. Produced by one of the top teams, Siggi Bemm (Woodhouse
Studio) & Waldemar Sorychta, who already helped Tiamat, Moonspell
and Sentenced to find their sound, "Mandylion" became a blueprint
for female fronted gothic metal " but it was only the beginning
of a long story. From their rough metal roots, to the atmospheric tunes
"Mandylion" had to offer, to dreamy, profound songs on "Nighttime
Birds" or "How To Measure A Planet?" to their latest
adventures within the progressive/triprock field, the Dutch crew always
remained true to themselves while building up a continuously increasing
fan base. Time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of "Mandylion"
with a special deluxe edition. The double CD set features new artwork,
a 16-page booklet with song-by-song linernotes from the band and never
seen before photos from the recording session. CD2 contains the first
demo recordings THE GATHERING did with Anneke van Giersbergen in June
1994 and early 1995. "Solar Glider" is a complete unreleased
instrumental while "Third Chance" appeared 2 years later in
a different version on the "Nighttime Birds" album. "Working
with THE GATHERING on this album is one of my most beautiful memories.
To record with such an open-minded band like them... they'd need three
sounds when other bands needed 100, and those three sounds were enough
to create a gorgeous atmosphere" , states producer Siggi Bemm and
it's this special atmosphere that still stands out 10 years later. Track-Listing
"Mandylion Deluxe Edition" (2CD): CD 1 " Mandylion 1.
Strange Machines (6:04) 2. Eléanor (6:41) 3. In Motion #1 (6:56)
4. Leaves (6:01) 5. Fear The Sea (5:49) 6. Mandylion (5:01) 7. Sand
& Mercury (9:57) 8. In Motion #2 (6:07) Total running time CD 1:
52:36 CD 2 " Demos 1. In Motion #1 (7:28) 2. Mandylion (4:42) 3.
Solar Glider (instr.) (4:35) 4. Eléanor (6:38) 5. In Motion #2
(7:18) 6. Third Chance (5:53) 7. Fear The Sea (6:29) Track 1 - 3: Beaufort
studio (June 1994) demo Track 4 - 7: Tilburg, Double Noise studio (early
1995) demo Total running time CD 2: 43:03 Total running time both CDs:
Band website: http://www.gathering.nl
- Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal Producing New Cannibal Corpse record
Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel, Ripping Corpse) has entered
Mana Studios in Tampa, Fl with Cannibal Corpse to produce their new
album. Rutan, frontman for colossal Death Metal outfit Hate Eternal,
performs his talents on both sides of the recording studio. Whether
it be recording for Hate Eternal, or producing the latest cutting edge
elite metal record, Rutan can pull out all the stops and bring out the
best metal has to offer.
Here's some praise on Erik's producing
Decibel: "...[Erik]'s also becoming the Scott Byrns of 'oos extreme
metal, having produced Soilent Green, Into the Moat, and numerous subterranean
beasts with indecipherable logos."
- DRAGONFORCE RELEASE INHUMAN RAMPAGE
January 9th Through Sanctuary/Noise
Following a hugely successful Summer and Autumn, during which the 18
month campaign in support of their Sonic Firestorm album has seen them
wowing festival crowds around Europe before returning to the UK to play
yet another sell out tour, London based metallists DRAGONFORCE have
just completed work on their eagerly anticipated third album.
Inhuman Rampage contains eight brand new songs and will be released
on January 9th, 2006 on Sanctuary’s Noise Records label. The album
recording sessions were made at Thin Ice Studios in Virginia Water (Surrey)
and guitarist Herman Li’s own studio in West London between April
and September, while production duties were shared between Li, fellow
axeman Sam Totman and keyboard player Vadim Pruzhanov.
When asked to comment on the new album, Li stated:
“On the new album we have come up with the ultimate formula that
has never been done before. Combining intensity, chaos and melody, with
all the DragonForce trademarks plus some more. For us, this is the next
evolution in DragonForce’s sound. I have never heard an album
sounding like ‘Inhuman Rampage’....the title says it all!
It’s seriously gonna blow some heads off around the world next
The full tracklisting of Inhuman Rampage is as follows:-
1 Through The Fire And Flames
2 Revolution Deathsquad
3 Storming The Burning Fields
4 Operation Ground And Pound
5 Body Breakdown
6 Cry For Eternity
7 The Flame Of Youth
8 Trail Of Broken Hearts
The album will be released on CD and picture vinyl, with the CD featuring
an enhanced section and other surprise goodies....
Dragonforce will be performing live in the United States for the first
time ever at the legendary CBGB’s in New york City on November
Li said, “It is with great excitement, and it's a great honor,
for DragonForce to play at such a legendary venue as CBGB's for our
debut US show. I have no doubt that this show will one day be part of
the many historic rock shows which have happened during the venue’s
lifetime and we hope CBGB's will never stop rocking! We can’t
wait to play for our loyal fans in the US who have been waiting for
years for us to come to America!“
- SEVENDUST'S 'NEXT' EXPLODES ONTO
BILLBOARD'S "TOP 200 ALBUMS" CHART AT #20,
MUSIC MONITOR NETWORKS' "TOP 200 ALBUMS" CHART AT #1
AND SOUNDSCAN'S "HARD MUSIC" CHART AT #4;
"THE MASTERS OF HORROR TOUR" WITH MUDVAYNE
STARTS NOVEMBER 18;
APPEARANCES ON "THE MANCOW SHOW" AND "ROCKLINE"
NATIONAL RADIO PROGRAMS BOOKED FOR OCTOBER 24;
"PIECES" INCLUDED ON "SAW II" SOUNDTRACK OUT OCTOBER
October 19, 2005 -- Thanks to the enormous success of their hit single,
"Ugly," SEVENDUST's newly-released fifth album, NEXT (WineDark/7Bros
Records, distributed by Fontana Distribution, a division of Universal
Music and Video Distribution), has debuted on Billboard's "Top
200 Albums" chart at #20 and SoundScan's "Hard Music"
chart at #4, selling 41,103 its first week out.
The album also debuted at #1 on the Music Monitor Network "Top
200 Albums" chart, which is compiled from sales at these retail
outlets: Bull Moose Music, Cats Music/Pop Tunes/Monster/Sonic, Dimple
Records, Gallery of Sound, Graywhale CD Exchange, Independent Records
& Video, Rasputin Music, The Record Exchange, Scotti's Record Shop,
and Zia Record Exchange.
"Ugly," the album's first single, has been exploding at Rock
radio since its release August 9. It's currently bulleted on the following
charts: #19 on R&R's "Active Rock"; #24 on Billboard's
"Active Rock Tracks"; and #24 on Billboard's "Mainstream
Rock Tracks." The P.R. Brown-directed video for "Ugly"
can be seen now on Launch.com and is currently being serviced to TV
Early sales success is also due in large part to the band's exhaustive
promo tour schedule. The band--Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), John Connolly
(guitar), Vince Hornsby (bass), Morgan Rose (drums), Sonny Mayo (guitar)--has
been criss-crossing the U.S. for the past few weeks meeting with fans,
appearing at listening parties at retail outlets, and participating
in a variety of radio station-sponsored charity events. They've been
playing poker, paintball and softball, bowling, and riding motorcycles,
lending their support to various charities including the American Red
Cross' Hurricane Katrina relief fund. To date they've helped raise over
Monday, October 24 will be an extremely busy day for the band as they're
set to make two national radio appearances. That morning they'll appear
live on "The Mancow Show" from the program's Chicago studio
starting at 9:00am CT. They'll be performing three songs from NEXT and
answering questions from host Mancow. Fans should check www.mancow.com
for station info. Later that evening, SEVENDUST will be the featured
guests on "Rockline," starting at 8:30pm PT/11:30pm ET. Fans
are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800)
A complete list of participating stations can be found at www.rocklineradio.com.
Meanwhile, "Pieces" from NEXT will be heard in the forthcoming
movie "Saw II" and on the soundtrack album along with songs
by Marilyn Manson, Queens of the Stone Age, Mudvayne and more. The album
hits stores October 25.
In touring news, SEVENDUST will be heading out with Mudvayne, 10 Years
and Bobaflex as part of "The Masters of Horror Tour" starting
November 18th at the Val Air Ballroom in Des Moines. Confirmed stops
include New York, Chicago, Miami, with more to be announced in the coming
weeks. Before the tour commences, they'll perform on October 22 in Kansas
City at the Kansas City International Speedway as part of Slipknot's
current trek. They're also confirmed to headline the House of Blues
in Orlando, FL on New Year's Eve.
For SEVENDUST, the upcoming tour dates can't come soon enough. "Our
number one priority right now is to bring the most massive show possible
that we can bring to the people who come to see us," declares guitarist
John Connolly. "It's going to be brutal. There's not a moment's
break. The live show will definitely be the most intense show we've
have ever seen. So be ready. Be ready for sure."
As drummer Morgan Rose continues, "It's God awful to deal with
as a band member. It's gut-wrenching. It's the heaviest set that I could
ever imagine us doing." And singer Lajon Witherspoon concludes,
"I think what we're doing on this next show is bringing it to a
different level. Something we've never done before and I hope everyone
likes it, but ultimately it's all about the music and that's what I'm
really excited about."
For future updates on SEVENDUST's tour schedule and everything else
happening in their world, fans could log onto the band's website.
- TESTAMENT: LIVE IN LONDON
CAPTURES THE BAND'S CLASSIC LINEUP LIVE
ON DVD AND CD ON NOV 1, 2005
Eagle Rock Entertainment, the leading independent source for high quality
music audio/visual programming, will release Testament: Live In London
separately on DVD and CD on November 1. Recorded earlier this year on
the band's 2005 Reunion Tour, Live in London immortalizes a vicious
live performance from the originators of thrash metal whose career spans
the past twenty years.
Live In London captures Testament's classic lineup for the first time
since 1992: vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Alex Skolnick and Eric
Peterson, bassist Greg Christian and drummer Louie Clemente pummel through
a set of their classics, full of guttural growls, fleet-fingered solos,
and double bass drum fusillades that culminate in the dynamic thrash
metal epics that the band's diehard fans swear by. Additionally, John
Tempesta, longtime drummer for Testament as well as for White Zombie,
subs for the first half of the set for the long inactive Clemente.
Not only does Live in London contain an unabridged metal meltdown, it
also includes special behind the scenes footage of the band members
reflecting on the reunion and the various paths each member has recently
pursued. The DVD was filmed by Eagle Eye Productions in high definition
and recorded in stereo, 5.1 and digital DTS surround.
DVD and CD Track Listing
The New Order
Sins of Omission
Souls of Black
Into the Pit
Trial By Fire
Practice What You Preach
Let Go of My World
Over the Wall
Disciples of the Watch
- AGALLOCH To Release Pale Folklore Double LP In Special Wooden Jacket
To commemorate AGALLOCH'S exclusive appearance at this year's Day Of
The Equinox Festival, Profound Lore Records had specially crafted, a
handful of custom-made wooden box vinyl jackets that will house this
exclusive limited edition package of the Pale Folklore double LP. This
wooden box edition of the LP version of Agalloch's debut album will
be extremely limited to only 60 hand-numbered (by Agalloch mastermind
John Haughm) copies and will be considered the ultimate Agalloch collector's
item. The specs for this edition go as follows:
-- Wooden jackets are made of fresh fine pine wood
-- 30 Wooden jackets are personally stained with Olde Maple Gloss (for
a more terse, coarse, and edgier texture - in look and feel)
-- The other 30 will be personally stained with traditional Classic
-- The Pale Folklore insignia laser-etched in lavish Fette Fraktur font
on the front of the wooden case.
-- Double LP will be presented in a limited white vinyl with a wintery-blue
splatter (as opposed to the regular blue vinyl in which the LP will
be released as on it's scheduled release date in early Nov)
-- This limited edition set will include six original and authentically
developed photo prints chosen by John Haughm himself. Each photo will
represent a song on the album, will be personally labelled, and will
be paired up in two's and presented in different print sizes (5 x 7,
4 x 6, and 4 x 12 panoramic format)
These wooden box sets will initially be sold during the course of the
evening at the Day Of The Equinox show in Toronto that will occur on
Oct 14th, 2005. For more info on pricing etc, said info can be found
at the Profound Lore Blog section (link to be found on main page of
the site). Only serious inquires need apply and only one per customer
will be allowed on a first come, first serve basis. Any leftover editions
will of course be sold via the Profound Lore Records site (info for
pricing and shipping will be announced on Oct 15th, the day after the
DoE show). This limited edition set will precede the official release
date of the Pale Folklore double LP due out in early November. So those
purchasing this will be the first to own it.
This extremely limited special wooden box set edition from this revered
album will be a special relic for the die-hard and dedicated Agalloch
fan. One that cannot be passed up!
PORTAL - Seepia digipack re-release
ORPHANED LAND - Mabool double LP
ORPHANED LAND - Ararat 10" via The End Records
WOLD - L.O.T.M.P CD
PROFOUND LORE RECORDS
PO BOX 12046
Mississauga , Ontario
- IN FLAMES SIGN TO FERRET
Sweden's IN FLAMES have inked a US record deal with Ferret Records.The
band's already completed new album, Come Clarity, is scheduled for a
February 7, 2006 North American release. The CD will be issued in Europe
on February 6, 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The follow-up to 2004's Soundtrack to Your Escape, Come Clarity was
mixed at Tonteknik studio in Umea, Sweden and is "the best one
we've ever done," according to IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Stromblad.
"It's kind of a mixture between the new stuff and the old stuff,"
Stromblad told Greece's Metal Temple webzine in a recent interview.
"Like the previous two albums were a little bit experimental for
us, we changed producers and we changed studios. So we took all the
good stuff from the old stuff and the new and we did this album and
it's brilliant.It's awesome. ...Musically it's more up tempo, more melodic
to show that we have so much more to give and we're really hungry. The
best album is yet to come."
Come Clarity final track listing:
Take This Life
Reflect the Storm
Pacing Death's Trail
Crawl through Knives
End of Things
Our Infinite Struggle
Your Bedtime Story Is Scaring Everyone
IN FLAMES recently completed a US tour as one of the main-stage acts
at this year's Ozzfest. The band will tour the US for over half of 2006,
starting with a headlining tour in January. A video for the album's
opening track, Take This Life, is currently in the works. [Source: Blabbermouth.net]
- KILLSWITCH ENGAGE UNLEASH (SET THIS) WORLD ABLAZE LIVE CONCERT DVD
ON NOVEMBER 22, 2005
Grammy-nominated hard rock purveyors Killswitch Engage will release
their first DVD, (Set This) World Ablaze on November 22, 2005. Their
show, which was filmed on July 25th in front of a frenzied, hometown
crowd at Worcester's Palladium, sold-out in less than three days and
captures the band playing crowd favorites old and new. (Set This) World
Ablaze features over 75 minutes of performance footage, all of the band
's videos, on-the-road and behind-the-scenes footage, as well as interviews
with members of Killswitch and others artists they have toured with.
Directed by Lex Hallaby (Mudvayne, Chimaira) the DVD captures the power
and passion of Killswitch Engage as they drain every ounce of energy
out of the 3000+ capacity crowd, leaving them all begging for more.
Since the release of their sophomore effort for Roadrunner Records The
End Of Heartache, in May of 2004, Killswitch Engage has exploded into
the mainstream - selling over 375,000 copies of that album, landing
the lead single to the film Resident Evil: Apocalypse (which debuted
at #1), headlining two highly successful US tours and co-headlining
both the inaugural Taste of Chaos Tour and Ozzfest 2005. The album has
been called "badass" by Spin Magazine, "stunning"
by Rolling Stone and an "immaculate piece of work" by Kerrang!
and become the standard - bearer in its genre. The New York Times, Stuff,
Alternative Press, Blender all lauded the album, and magazines such
as Revolver, Decibel, Metal Maniacs, Guitar One and Skinnie put the
band on the cover. Additionally Killswitch Engage played The End of
Heartache and Rose of Sharyn on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call with
Carson Daly, respectively. Metal
- VISIONS OF ATLANTIS ANNOUNCE NEW FEMALE SINGER
Nicole Bogner is to leave the band with immediate effect. Due to the
changes in her personal and professional life, Nicole Bogner & Vsions
of Atlantis have decided to go separate ways from now on. The split
with the female singer happened in friendship, and VoA want to thank
Nicole for everthing she has done with and for the band.
Visions of Atlantis announce the professional soprano singer Melissa
Ferlaak as the new female singer.
Melissa Ferlaak, 26 from Minneapolis, Minesotta, graduated with a Master's
Degree from New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts in 2003
for vocal performance.
She has worked in the operatic field, most recently as Musetta in La
Boheme, and has been singing with Aesma Daeva.
New VoA concerts are being scheduled at the moment, and the songwriting
for the upcoming album is almost finished!
- KATAKLYSM TO SHOOT VIDEO
Kataklysm have recruited director Maurice Swinkels from Lowlifemedia
(Exodus, Aborted, Gorefest) to film the bands first videoclip for the
the new album In the arms of devastation. The video will be for the
track "Crippled & Broken" and will be a conceptual clip
shot in Amsterdam (Netherlands) in early March next year, the band will
soon after embark on a coheadliner tour across europe for the No Mercy
- CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN UNDER FIRE IN KENTUCKY - Recently it came
to our attention that there is an epidemic if you will in Kentucky involving
one of our bands, CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN. This email was sent to the
parents of the community regarding this issue:
"The band Circle of Dead Children has been found on the hard drives
of over 3/4 of the students at local private high school Sayre (Lexington,
KY). All of the students at this school carry laptops because it is
a requirement of the school and with over 1000 students, the amount
of infected individuals is appalling. Two days ago, a student was found
listening to the band while in math class. The teacher grabs the headphones
and is shocked to hear what she hears. Deep, disturbing and crude 'music'
that goes beyond any other devil music heard in the past. Obvious, blatant
and blunt description of death and destruction of humanity. At the moment,
Sayre school is under full investigation by both the PTA and local christian
groups. The goal of the investigation is to find the root of this 'digital
daemonic virus' called Circle of Dead Children." -School news email
to parents Metal
- FACEDOWNINSHIT SIGN TO RELAPSE RECORDS
FACEDOWNINSHIT have recently inked a deal with Relapse Records. The
band is currently working on new material for their Relapse debut which
is expected to see a Spring 2006 release.
FACEDOWNINSHIT will bring their unique brand of southern fried dirt
metal to the east coast with a tour starting on October 20th running
through November 11th with more dates to be announced. As anyone who
looks at this band's tour history will know, FACEDOWNINSHIT have made
a home out the live setting, playing each show like it's their last.
They are not a band to be missed. A listing of tour dates follows this
- APARTMENT 213 SIGN TO RETRIBUTE
Yes, that's right-the Cleveland powerviolence legends are back!
Formed in the early 1990s, Apartment 213 was and is the complete opposite
of what music in Cleveland sounded like, combining blast beats and metal
riffs with slow, sludgy, down tuned rhythms and barked vocals. Lyrical
content ranges from the inner thoughts of serial killers to their actual
actions and the depravity of human nature. Apartment 213 took a hiatus
in the late 90's and early 2000's but are back with a stripped down
line up, but a more brutal attack.
Recording will be taking place in November/December 2005 with the release
scheduled for early 2006.
PO BOX 76
- FIREBALL MINISTRY RELEASE NEW RECORD
FIREBALL MINISTRY, the Los Angeles quartet, release their new offering
THEIR ROCK IS NOT OUR ROCK - (Liquor and Poker Music) the follow-up
to FIREBALL MINISTRY's critically acclaimed The Second Great Awakening
For THEIR ROCK IS NOT OUR ROCK, the band re-teamed with producer Nick
Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver).Recorded at Dave Grohl's
Studio 606 West and the late Elliott Smith's New Monkey Studios, THEIR
ROCK IS NOT OUR ROCK showcases the definitive FIREBALL MINISTRY sound
the LA Weekly described as "timeless hard rock excellence...magnificently
FIREBALL MINISTRY join HIM, Finch and Skindred for the forthcoming Viva
La Bands tour kicking off November 19 in Atlantic City. The Viva La
Bands tour--featuring artists handpicked by MTV skateboarding personality
Bam Margera of Jackass and Viva La Bam fame -- will arrive on the heels
of FIREBALL MINISTRY's fall outings: a month-long tour with Opeth, Pelican
and Nevermore; and the second leg of the Rock Adio tour with CKY commencing
October 31 in Philadelphia. Metal
- CAVE IN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
Boston based masters of all things heavy, CAVE IN, have just announced
their complete US tour schedule and have also released details on their
TOUR ONLY CASSINGLE (a cassette single limited to 500 copies featuring
2 new CAVE IN songs) recorded w/ drummer Ben Koeller!
CAVE IN US Tourdates!
Sun, Nov 27 New York, NY Knitting Factory
Mon, Nov 28 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Tue, Nov 29 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
Wed, Nov 30 St. Louis, MO Creepy Crawl
Thu, Dec 1 Kansas City, MO El Torreon
Fri, Dec 2 Denver, CO Rock Island
Sat, Dec 3 Ogden, UT Club Boom Va
Sun, Dec 4 Boise, ID The Venue
Mon, Dec 5 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Wed, Dec 7 Portland, OR Loveland
Thu, Dec 8 San Francisco, CA The Pound
Fri, Dec 9 Hollywood, CA Knitting Factory
Sat, Dec 10 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
Sun, Dec 11 San Diego, CA Casbah
Mon, Dec 12 Phoenix, AZ Modified
Tue, Dec 13 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Thu, Dec 15 Austin, TX Emo's
Fri, Dec 16 Houston, TX Walter's on Washington
Sat, Dec 17 Dallas, TX Trees
Sun, Dec 18 Little Rock, AR Vino's
Mon, Dec 19 Nashville, TN The End
Tue, Dec 20 Richmond, VA The Nanci Raygun
Wed, Dec 21 Baltimore, MD The Ottobar
Thu, Dec 22 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
Fri, Dec 23 Cambridge, MA Middle East Upstairs
- NAPALM DEATH Tour North America
“Unquestionably the most influential band in extreme music's ferocious
history,” (Decibel’s Albert Mudrian) Birmingham’s
Napalm Death have recently confirmed their first full North American
tour alongside thrash metal legends Kreator. Their latest “unrepentantly
crushing and fiercely climactic”(Metal Maniacs) epic The Code
Is Red… Long Live The Code has made fans “love the smell
of Napalm in the morning - again!" (All Music Guide). Enthusiastic
about the tour vocalist Barney Greenway commented, “I know a lot
of people were disappointed that we only hit the East Coast last time
out (with Obituary), but we promised we'd be back, so here we are. We
were knocked out by how much people like the new album, so we'll be
doing a nice selection of stuff for you guys from that. It'll be twice
as fast of course, so keep your ears pinned back! See you there!”
Starting in Royun-Norande, QC on Feb. 21 the tour will traverse North
America wrapping up at West Springfield, VA’s Jaxx on March 25.
Specific dates and venues will be announced shortly. Napalm Death will
set out across South America and Mexico next week before December’s
11 European dates with the Persistence Tour 2005 together with Hatebreed,
Agnostic Front and more.
- METAL BLADE RECORDS Inc. sponsoring Central Hockey League!
As many of you may already know; owner and CEO Brian Slagel is an extreme
enthusiast of hockey and has appeared many times as a guest on Canada's
TSN Off The Record (Canada's version of ESPN) expressing his opinions
on the sport and much more as well as supporting Central Hockey League
teams like the Wichita Thunder, Ft Worth Brahmas, Lake Charles Ice Pirates,
and the Miami Manatees. And now he will be showing his support of the
game by sponsoring the CHL's Power Players on their web site as well
as sponsoring their weekly radio show, On Edge with the CHL, which will
not only feature Metal Blade ads but will also have Brian Slagel on
as a guest. Metal Blade will also be sponsoring the Ft Worth Brahmas'
"shooter" warm up jerseys and during the warm ups they will
be playing MB videos on their scoreboard. The Wichita Thunder will also
be included as Metal Blade will be sponsoring the Player of the Week
section on their web site and their radio programs. For more information
on the CHL, the Ft Worth Brahmas, or the Wichita Thunder clink on the
"The Central Hockey League is very pleased to further develop an
already outstanding partnership with Brian Slagel and Metal Blade Records,"
said CHL President Brad Treliving. "Through the continued strength
of our "'Metal Blade Power Players' and our new "On Edge"
weekly internet radio broadcast, we fully expect our fans to further
enjoy the synergies between our brand of professional hockey and Metal
Blade Records, trend setters in the music industry for over two decades."
Metal Blade has always been very excited to cross promote our product
and brand with the Central Hockey League. They are the leaders in value
entertainment and sport. We enjoy working with them and look forward
to the continuation for many years of our partnership." Brian Slagel
owner and CEO of Metal Blade Records
- KILL BY INCHES Seeks Frontman
Queens based groove core band KBI seeks talented, ballsy, professional,
clean metal/hardcore/hardrock vocalist for recording and shows. Rehearsal
2 times a week. You must have previously recorded material to be considered
career minded.call kEv at 917-613-7994
- LLOTH band has signed with the Label Sleaszy Rider Rec
LLOTH band started back in 2003 by the founder member Tristessa (bass)
with the line-up of Nicolas Sic Maiis/ Main vocals, Stelios Mavromitis
/Guitars and Stelios Darakis /Drums.
The band is now pre-recording their debut album for the time and rehearsing
for live shows.
Official LLOTH site: http://www.lloth.tk
LLOTH contact: [email protected]
SLEASZY RIDER http://www.sleaszyrider.com
- CANDLELIGHT USA LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
PREMIERES KHOLD VIDEO ONLINE
Philadelphia: Candlelight USA confirms the launch of their new website.
The site has been completely redesigned and has been streamlined to
allow viewers easier access to information on all label artists. The
new site has a page for new releases, artist pages, news, and tour dates.
The sites download section and online store remain under construction
at this time. Launch dates for each will follow.
Candlelight further announces the premiere of Khold's new video at the
site. Visitors can download or view (available for both high or low
speed connection) the Norwegian band's new clip in support of their
brand new record, Krek, now in stores nationwide.
Additional premieres and contests are planned in the coming weeks. Visit
for a peak.
- Khaoz Star Records News
We just want to inform you some news concerning our label
We are very proud to have signed the Swedish PLUTONIUM. Their music
can be described as extreme metal with an industrial touch. The debut
CD will be released in 2006. For more info about Plutonium, visit their
- The Century Family’s Second Annual Christmas BallS
Hollywood’s Key Club Dec. 7
Nevermore, Behemoth, Watch Them Die, Manntis
Come one, come all to The Century Family’s Second Annual Christmas
BallS! After the resounding success of last year’s jubilantly
jam-packed inaugural event, The Century Family’s evil elves are
once again preparing a magical metal night. Wednesday, December 7, four
outstanding Century Family artists will come together to help us celebrate
the end of another triumphant metal year. A massive undertaking, Santa
has already selected presents for all tapping Seattle’s Nevermore
to headline the celebration. Supporting the band will be Behemoth, Watch
Them Die, and Manntis.
Nevermore, who spent the summer performing on the mainstage of Megadeth’s
Gigantour, just finished headlining their first European tour supporting
This Godless Endeavor. The band joined Opeth’s North American
tour Oct. 26 in Chicago, and wrap up the tour in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
November 11. The band will then continue performing headlining dates
across the Midwest, complete dates can be found here.
Currently conquering North America on Danzig’s Blackest of the
Black tour, Polish metal titans Behemoth are on their third North American
tour supporting their critically-acclaimed album, Demigod. Heralded
as "metal's best live band" by BW&BK, BEHEMOTH have toured
with the likes of such heavyweights as King Didamond, Suffocation, Nile,
Halford, Opeth, and Superjoint Ritual.
Oakland-based purveyors of violence WATCH THEM DIE are currently on
a massive national U.S. tour alongside Exodus, 3 Inches of Blood and
Crisis. The group recently unleashed their blistering sophomore offering,
Bastard Son, which is a multi-layered exploration of anger, pain, loss
The explosive Southern California quintet MANNTIS have an extremely
busy fall schedule ahead of them after recently being added to the 10
Years of Brutality Tour alongside Hatebreed, Most Precious Blood, Full
Blown Chaos, Gizmachi and If Hope Dies, kicking off on Nov. 1st and
running through Nov. 23rd. The group’s highly acclaimed new album,
Sleep In Your Grave, produced by Cameron Webb (Danzig, Motorhead, Social
Distortion), is now available and goes straight for the jugular with
its scorching guitar work and pummeling rhythmic assault.
Following last year’s successful event, the elves have put their
heads together to come up with even more fantastically diabolic devilry.
Already busy assembling stockings filled with heavy metal trimmings,
they are scouring the workshop for musical goodies for all attendees.
Santa’s selected outstanding surprises to raffle throughout the
night, and one lucky winner will go home with a brand new Schecter guitar.
Tickets for the Christmas BallS are available at The Key Club box office,
or at Ticketmaster. Twenty bucks gets you in to witness our rockin’
jingle bells, a price even a Scrooge could love.
The Century Family includes Century Media Records, Nuclear Blast America,
and Liquor and Poker Music. Century Media, the flagship label of the
Century Family, is an upstart independent hard rock/heavy metal label
founded in 1988. Its American branch opened three years later. With
nine offices around the globe, the label employs more than 150 people
worldwide. Featuring a rich catalog of such influential acts as Iced
Earth and Opeth, the label’s leading artists today include Shadows
Fall, Lacuna Coil, God Forbid and Arch Enemy.
- NEGATIVA Line-up Announced !
NEGATIVA, Steeve Hurdle’s new band (Ex-GORGUTS / PURULENCE), has
completed its line up: Steeve on vocals / Guitar, Luc Lemay (Ex- GORGUTS)
on vocals / guitar, Dominique Lapointe on bass (QUO VADIS, AUGURY, ATHERETIC)
and Etienne Gallo (AUGURY) on drums. A website is under construction
and shirts will be available from GWN soon. The band should enter the
studio in the winter for a promo recording. It’s all speculation
right now but NEGATIVA might be touring with TOWARDS DARKNESS and PAROXYSM
in the spring of 2006. More on this as things develop. Meanwhile, if
you want to get in touch directly with Steeve, you can do so by e-mail
at: [email protected]
- ...the gnarled, jackhammering monstrosity ION DISSONANCE attacks
"...Solace is a mind-boggling shower of grit toothed anger, backbreaking
heaviness and insane patters of destruction..." 8/10 - Outburn
"Rather than make metalcore malleable for the mall kids, Ion has
taken it underground again in an almost unlistenable montage of charred
embers and dangerous shards of glass." - Metal Maniacs
"...Ion Dissonance have no choice but to be one of the kings of
technical music today." - Exclaim!
"Ion Dissonance' second full length album just might be the most
brutal and punishing album of the year." 92/10 - Stereokiller.com
Ion Dissonance' follow-up to their Breathing Is Irrelevant release that
still remains one of the most destructive metalcore albums ever, Solace
proves they're continually morphing their gut-wrenching tech-metal to
higher levels of intensity. Touring constantly in support of the Abacus
Records release, the band is out now and will be out through the new
- MY THRENODY - Full EP available for download
After releasing the second album, The Dawn of Understanding, through
Avernus Records, MY THRENODY is back with a new release, unusualas its
unique music, an EP available only on Internet. This EP, titled Transcending
Misery, is already available for download, containing three songs, plus
booklet and lyrics. This EP is a gift for the fans who followed the
work of Jefferson Britto (the man behind My Threnody) through these
years and now can get this release without any cost.
Transcending Misery is available for download at www.mythrenody.com