|November 11th, 2006
- IMPERIOUS MALEVOLENCE
"Where Demons Dwell" CD
EVIL DEATH METAL
New album of this well-known Brazilian Evil Death Metal band. With such
a vast experience on stage (3 European Tours) and several releases out,
IMPERIOUS MALEVOLENCE presents us now an extremly brutal and musically
12 tracks of pure Evil Death Metal. The CD still includes a CD-Rom track
video of the song "Arquiteto da Destruição"
2. Divine Disease
3. The Christcrusher
4. We Evoke Thee
5. Everlasting Hell Damnation
6. Midnight Bleeding Death
7. Pure Infestation of Evil
9. From Flesh To Nothingness
10. Icon of Filth
11. Adventus Caligo
12. Where Demons Dwell
13. CD-Rom track video "Arquitetos da Destruição"
One more greatly awaited release of Evil Horde Rec!
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- AXEMASTER signs record deal for re-release
I'm proud to announce that the band just signed a contract with the
Greek label Burning Star Records to re-release their debut album "Blessing
in the Skies" on CD!!!!!!!!! It will be a remastered version of
the entire release and will include 3 bonus tracks (which will make
a total of 12 songs, 6 of which have never been available on disc) as
well as a video for the song "Slave to the Blade". It will
be released as a digipack and feature new & improved artwork along
with a 12 page booklet which will include vintage pictures from 1986-1988
(some never before seen), liner notes, and song lyrics. The release
date has been set for December.
Please see www.burning-star.net/
- DARK REMAINS New vocalist
DARK REMAINS is proud to introduce vocalist Erwin to the line up. He
will be replacing RSD Xul who decided to leave DARK REMAINS after recording
"Planet Earth Scourged". With Erwin joining forces, DARK REMAINS
is ready to play live in order to promote their sophomore record "Planet
Earth Scourged" which will be released on September 16th by Burning
- Open Grave Records signs A.W.A.S.
Open Grave Records is please to announce the signing of German Death
Metal artist A.W.A.S.. A.W.A.S. was founded in 1999 as 'Torment'. After
rehearsing and a first gig, Ruben Wedel left and Martin Epp stepped
in behind the drums. But then A.W.A.S. had a break for about one year.
But the war got started again in 2001.
A.W.A.S. did their first "real" show in Aarau (Swizerland)
as support to Sacrificium. After that they decided to record their first
offical demo "Time to Choose", which was released in January
During 2003 - 2005 they had two of their songs released on the German
"Deathophobia" sampler. During that time they underwent other
lineup changes. Stephan Dyck (2nd Guitarist) and Matrin Kuhn left the
band. In came Eddy Littau on Bass.
The next step was to record their debut album "Hope". "Hope",
was independtly released in early 2006. In a short time Open Grave Records
took interest in the band and signed them on to give "Hope"
a proper world wide release.
"Hope", will be released via Open Grave Records in early 2007.
You can download the track, “Damned to Death” from the album
“Hope” via the Open Grave Records website (http://www.opengraverecords.com).
- Locomotive Records To Release GRAVE DIGGER And VICTORY Recxords On
New York, NY – Spain's powerhouse Locomotive Records is set to
release two major metal statements on October 10: Yesterday by
Grave Digger and Fuel To The Fire by Victory.
Victory is the respected Hanover, Germany, Power Metal band that in
its 20-year career has elicited raves from critics and fans alike. Now,
for the first time, it adds fuel to the fire by actually re-recording
some of its greatest songs to add modern day studio techniques in an
effort to make them sound better than ever. Totally rearranged, remixed,
remastered, newly performed, newly sung, these 12 tracks represent the
zenith of Power as an artform. And, as a bonus for its fans, one brand
new track, "I Felt It Coming, brings the proceedings up to an
The biggest news for the band, though, has to be that guitarists Tommy
Newton/Hermann Frank, bassist Peter Knorn and drummer Fritz Randow have
now been augmented by a new singer, Jioti Parcharidis, who debuts on
these recordings as the third Victory frontman in its illustrious history
(after Charlie Huhn and Fernando Garcia). The former Human Fortress
vocalist truly adds a new dimension to the Victory attack. Fuel To The
Fire was produced and written by its two guitarists in the Area 51 studio
in Celle, Germany.
Yesterday, by Grave Digger, is the new maxi-single from the German metalists.
Vocalist Chris Boltendahl, guitarist Mani Schmidt, bassist Jens Becker,
drummer Stefan Arnold and keyboardist HP Katzenburg took the song from
the cult favorite Heavy Metal Breakdown album, of which it was part.
They have put it with a new song, "The Reaper's Dance," and
its cover of "No Quarter" from a Led Zeppelin tribute album
that they were proud to be part of. An orchestral version of "Yesterday"
rounds out the CD portion of this double-disk.
Packaged within this ambitious project is a special DVD, taken from
the band's wild'n'wooly performance at Spain's Rock Machina Festival
- VEHEMENTER NOS Ready to Release First Self Titled Album on Osmose
Vehementer Nos is very proud to announce the release of its first self-tilted
album on Osmose Productions late 2006. Featuring french written lyrics
and progressive/dramatic Black Metal music, the album is the result
of 5 years of hard work. Performed only by real instruments (drums,
guitar, bass, violin, cello, doublebass, flute), the music produced
by the 2 heads band tends to narrate a dark and peotical journey through
long and well crafted songs.
- SIGH finish recording of Hangman's Hymn; Guest appearances revealed
Groundbreaking Japanese act SIGH have finished the recording of their
7th studio album titled "Hangman's Hymn" at Studio Moopies
with engineer Takamichi Osada. The album, still in the mixing stages,
is due out in 2007 on THE END RECORDS.
SIGH frontman/leader Mirai Kawashima provides an update on the album:
"SIGH have finished recording the new album "Hangman's Hymn"
and have started the mixing process. Hopefully it will be done in a
month or so. The album has 10 tracks, but all the songs are connected
to each other so closely that this can be taken as one track that lasts
for 45 minutes."
He adds, "It is turning out to be a very heavy, fast and symphonic
album. It is a fusion of sophisticated theories of classical music and
the primitive power of heavy metal rhythms!"
The album features various guest appearances as well. They are:
Aurielle Gregory (Giant Squid) - Female vocals on the track -The Master
Tim Conroy (ex-Giant Squid) - Trumpet used/manipulated on various tracks
Steven Sagala (Enforsaken) - Vocals used/manipulated on various tracks
A few more guest appearances are being planned for the album. The final
tracklisting for the album is:
2 Inked in Blood
4 Dies Irae/The Master Malice
5 The Memories as a Sinner
6 Death with Dishonor
7 In Devil's Arms
8 Overture/Rex Tremendae/I saw the World's End
9 Salvation in Flame/Confutatis
10 Finale: Hangman's Hymn/In Paradisum/Das Ende
Click below to preview a pre-production quality medley of material from
the forthcoming album: http://media.theendrecords.com/Sigh7Preview.mp3
Official Sigh website: http://sigh.gospel-virus.net/
Official Myspace.com site: http://www.myspace.com/sighmirai
- MONSTER MAGNET Members Launch New Band; First Show Announced
MONSTER MAGNET guitarist Ed Mundell has formed a new band with fellow
MONSTER MAGNET bandmembers Bob Pantella and Jim Baglino, tentatively
called THE ULTRA ELECTRIC MEGA GALACTIC. The group's first show will
take place on Tuesday, October 3 at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch,
Mundell is currently in Los Angeles writing and recording demos for
a solo project.
MONSTER MAGNET cancelled its European tour in March after the group's
mainman, Dave Wyndorf, was hospitalized following a drug overdose.
- DEICIDE Unveil New Logo And Are Poised For A Death Metal Take
DEICIDE are sinfully proud to present their new logo! After many
years of the DEICIDE logo many have come to know and love, DEICIDE have
unveiled a new design, as seen below. "The Stehc of Redemption"
has also turned many heads and has garnered much respect and is even
being featured as a top 5 Heavy Metal pick for August on About.com.
"The Stench of Redemption" on About.com:
DEICIDE are preparing for a fall US tour in full support of "The
Stench of Redemption" and are sure to bring their brand of darkness
to a city near you! Get your copy of "The Stench of Redemption"
at the Earache US and UK web store today!
- JESSE PINTADO's Family Comments On Guitarist's Passing
The surviving members of TERRORIZER, late TERRORIZER/ex-NAPALM DEATH
guitarist Jesse Pintado's family and Century Media Records have issued
separate statements regarding Pintado's tragic loss.
Jesse Pintado passed away at Holland's Erasmus MC hospital on Sunday,
August 27, 2006 due to liver failure.
TERRORIZER: "Words can't describe the loss we feel for our close
brother. We feel deeply honored to have shared the last creative moments
with him and are greatly appreciative that the hands of fate allowed
him to leave us with a final masterpiece. We promise to sustain his
memory loudly in the world of the living.
"You'll always live on in our hearts, Jesse!
"Thank you to all the fans for sharing your thoughts and offering
support. Below are the words of those who were there with him until
the end, his family."
Jesse Pintado's family: "It is with great regret to announce the
passing of our son, brother, and uncle Jesse. We are deeply saddened
by the recent tragedy and would like to thank those of you around the
world for your kind thoughts and words. Jesse passed away at Holland's
Erasmus MC hospital on Sunday, August 27, 2006 due to liver failure.
He was a son, a brother, an uncle and a great friend to us all. He was
a free spirit and was loved, adored and admired by many around the world;
he loved them. He was a man of integrity and only spoke good words of
his friends. Through him, our lives were enriched with different cultures
from around the world. Through his music, he touched our hearts and
our minds. His physical being has left us but his spirit will live forever
in and through us.
"Thank you to Mitch, Shane, Danny, and Barney of NAPALM DEATH;
to Anthony, Pete, and the TERRORIZER family; to the RESISTANT CULTURE
collective, and his close friend Carlos Reveles. Especially many thanks
to all the fans worldwide you truly inspired him. He loved you and was
always a brother."
Century Media: "We are deeply saddened to have lost such a talented
musician from our family of bands. Without a doubt Jesse was someone
who had so much more to give to the world, not only musically but in
his easy-going demeanor and likeable character. Your legacy will continue
to live on, but your absence personally is something which is simply
irreplaceable. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, as well
as to his bandmates." [SOURCE: BLABBERMOUTH.NET]
- New release on DFL Productions out now
...TRIUMPH... (Bra) - The Beginning Of Chaos - CD official
New release from the great brazilian band. This is not a new recording
but a compilation containing all demo stuffs since 99 officially released
on DFL Productions. Hateful and extreme black metal. Killer release
! Exclusively distrbution on NUKTEMERON PROD. Available in U$ 10,00
(Included Postage. Trades are welcome, but write us firstly.
check the cover art at: www.dfl-production.com
- BLIND GUARDIAN- A Twist in the Myth charts worldwide!
BLIND GUARDIAN's new album "A Twist In The Myth", which got
in stores last week, has obtained fantastic chart results worldwide
# 04 Germany
# 10 Sweden (# 2 Rockcharts)
# 19 Austria
# 21 Japan (# 11 international artist album charts)
# 27 Switzerland
# 30 Finland
# 33 UK (Indie Albums Charts)
# 09 Italy Media Markt Charts (official charts next week!)
# 38 Norway
# 15 Spain
# 03 Greece
More chart notations to be announced soon!
- MNEMIC new video directed by patric ullaeus again
MNEMIC are preparing to shoot the video for their first single, "Meaningless",
with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL)
of Revolver Film. The video will be shot in Gothenburg, Sweden at the
In other news, the album cover will be done by Asterik Studios (Anthrax,
Unearth etc.) and the title and tracklisting for the new album will
be announced next week
- BLEED THE SKY guitarist leaves band
Kyle Moorman has left US Metalcore hopefuls BLEED THE SKY. Singer Noah
Robinson states: "[Guitarist] Kyle Moorman has officially left
the band to pursue other elements of the music business. He has plans
to be involved in studio production and engineering and we wish him
the best of luck in his future endeavors.
We are in the midst of looking for a new lead guitarist, and are accepting
open submissions. If you would like to audition, we will need some vital
information. We require:
-A at least three full songs (mp3 formats preferred)
-Pictures (both live and personal), and
-Personal goals for your future in music.
You can send all of this information to [email protected]
Do not attempt to contact us any further on the matter after the initial
submission. Each submission will be thoroughly looked into, and those
that qualify will be notified of further auditions. Also we are currently
working on pre-production for our follow-up record on Nuclear Blast.
We're set to hit the studio in December to record [with producer Christian
Olde Wolbers of Fear Factory] and shooting for early summer for our
We will see you guys all soon and thank you all so much for the love
you've shown our band over the last solid year of touring.
- THUNDERSTONE album update
Thunderstone has begun the recordings of their fourth album. The recording
takes place at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. The band is
currently working on eleven yet-untitled original tracks and two cover
songs which will be included as bonus tracks for special editions. Like
with the previous albums, band's guitarist Nino Laurenne will handle
You can read the studio diary and check out pictures from Thunderstone's
- DEW-SCENTED live updates!
Everybody`s favourite German Thrashers, DEW-SCENTED, have announced
some more touring activities! Apart from a bunch of one-off shows, the
guys will also support shooting stars TRIVIUM on three dates in Germany!!!
Don`t miss out!
Dew-Scented, Noise Forest & Fallen Yggdrasil:
16.11. Zürich (Switzerland) – Jugendkulturhaus Dynamo
17.11. Graz (Austria) – Orpheum
18.11. Bochum (Germany) – Matrix "Brainchrusher Festival”
Dew-Scented supporting Trivium in Germany:
Presented by Rock Hard magazine
04.12. München (Germany) – Backstage Werk
06.12. Frankfurt (Germany) – Batschkapp
09.12. Köln (Germany) – Live Music Hall
08.12. Hannover (Germany) – Faust “X-Mas Metal Meeting”
+ Ingurgitating Oblivion, Desolation, etc.
16.12. Freising (Germany) – Lindenkeller
+ Prefume, Obscura & Dead Emotions
- Joey Vera's Solo Record OUT NOW!
Dropping you a line to let you know I’ve just released my new
solo project A Chinese Firedrill, the record is titled “circles”.
It’s available now at my website, just visit the A Chinese Firedrill
page for more info.
Here’s the blurb from my news section:
A Chinese Firedrill is Available NOW!
Just released is my new solo project A Chinese Firedrill "circles".
I know I said it wasn't available until Sept. 26 but I just couldn't
wait another week! So, here it is and available now. And through October
I am selling the CD at an Early Bird Discount of $8.00! So git it while
it's hot! Please visit the A Chinese Firedrill page for ordering info.
I had time off from touring between May 2005 until June of this year
and I thought it was time for me to make my follow up solo record which
has been on my back burner for quite some time. A few of the tunes I
had written between 1997 and 2005 but most of it was written during
the last year. I made a point to write music that didn't reside in my
old hat of tricks as I really felt like branching out a little. I don't
really care for describing my music or putting a label on it unless
I absolutely have to and since this is my own website, I don't have
to do anything I don't want to. So there, I'm not putting my music in
a neat little box for you. You'll just have to hear it.
The new CD is available here TODAY at my site and in one week it will
also be available at www.cdbaby.com
In other news: I've begun playing bass with Pearl Aday at her weekly
residence at the House of Blues in Hollywood, upstairs at the Foundation
Room. Pearl is a singer songwriter that does an acoustic set every week
playing her own tunes from her record Broken Thorny Crown mixed with
some cover tunes by Bonnie Raitt, SRV, Allman Brothers etc. Yep, it's
a blues rock acoustic assault and we're joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax)
and Snake Sabo (Skid Row) on guitars! If you're in the area, come on
by cause it's FREE! Yeah, just tell them you're there to see Pearl and
they'll let your wonderful self in. Check the club for set times.
That's it for now but more to come soon..........
- Pacific Northwest act AGALLOCH's video for "Not Unlike The Waves"
is now being streamed at mp3.com
The video for the song – which is from their critically acclaimed
new album Ashes Against The Grain (on THE END RECORDS) – was directed
by Nicole Phillips, DP Richard Stark, and camera operators Richard Stark
and Juan Mosqueda.
The stunning video – shot in three days with the band in remote
areas -- calls to mind the work of Ingmar Bergman, Mario Bava, and the
German Expressionist movement.
To watch the video for “NNot Unlike The Waves,” go http://www.mp3.com/agalloch/artists/339158/summary.html
Official Site: www.agalloch.org
- Santa Cruz, California's eclectic and unclassifiable musical group
ESTRADASPHERE recently released their fourth album - and debut for THE
END RECORDS - titled 'Palace of Mirrors.’ The album was released
in digipak format. Within their music ESTRADASPHERE brings together
elements from a wide-range of styles (gypsy metal, 60's foreign cinema
rock, jazz arrangements, expansive orchestrations) with such perseverance
and major focus on the aesthetic of their sound. About the material
found on the new album, bassist Tim Smolens commented, “The new
album by Estradasphere distills the elements in the group that are clearly
the strongest, while trimming the fat of our previous efforts.”
Guitarist Jason Schimmel adds, “’Palace of Mirrors’
took us several years to complete and it is a musical representation
of our new directions in composition. This album will exceed our current
fans’ expectations, while appealing to a wider audience.”
ESTRADASPHERE are scheduled to embark on a full North American tour
starting in October. The band plans to perform the entire album ‘Palace
of Mirrors’ live with a full multi-media presentation. The confirmed
dates are below.
Official Site: http://www.estradasphere.com/
- Norwegian act GREEN CARNATION’s ambitious and very successful
A Night Under the Dam (www.underthedam.com) concert is coming to DVD.
The band notes that enough work has now been done so far to give people
a glimpse of what to expect of the final product. Follow the link for
a teaser-clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmrp83to9ko
“This was my best night ever when it comes to music and I am looking
forward to the finished product,” says singer Kjetil Nordhus reminiscing.
“I remember that even during the concert I sometimes wanted to
go off stage to see and hear what the audience did. Soon enough I’ll
have the chance to do just that.” The release-date for the DVD
is still to be decided.
Official Site: www.greencarnation.no
- Austin, Texas-based eclectic doom rock band GIANT SQUID made the long
haul to South Park, Colorado this weekend to play the Pure Volume.com
showcase at this year’s South Park Music Festival. More than 120
bands from all over the world are converged on the tiny town of South
Park, which sits at 10,000 feet elevation, and is the real life city
that inspired the infamous cartoon of the same name. Upon their return
the band opened for noise architects ISIS. Says the guitarist, “GIANT
SQUID are excitedly preparing their next tour for February of 2007,
which if all goes as planned, will be a lengthy trip that takes them
all around the country. Till then, keep an eye out for dozens of upcoming
GIANT SQUID shows in the South and Midwest in the next several months.”
On the subject of the most recent lineup change: “Giant Squid,
recently completed a quick jaunt across the US including select dates
with new label mates, Stolen Babies, as well as meeting up with The
End Records veterans, Agalloch, for their CD release show in Portland,
OR. Unfortunately the band couldn’t come out of it with out losing
a few tentacles. In the last days of the tour, Giant Squid’s drummer,
Mike Conroy, and keyboard/trumpet player, Tim Conroy, both decided to
leave the band, though they did stay on to play the last mid-West dates.
It seems they found little enjoyment in the adventurous yet harsh ways
of tour life. Living out of a van, truck stops, and dank, dark clubs
isn't for everyone. The ability to rock fifteen kids one night after
a 12 hour drive, the same way you rocked the four hundred people at
the show the night before, is something that most people don't have
in them. It’s a rough life and the band understands their desire
to leave and wishes them the best. But in true cephalopod fashion, Giant
Squid grew back it’s missing limbs in the form of Kimberly Freeman
and Scott Sutton, otherwise known around Austin, TX as the bubblegum,
glam rock outfit, Ghetto Princess. Sutton is highly regarded for his
acrobatic and explosive, yet scientifically precise drumming, and Freeman
is all ready infamous around town for her larger than life stage presence
as front person and heavy-handed guitar player in Ghetto Princess. Her
obvious musical ability has carried over perfectly to the keyboards
in Giant Squid, and Sutton’s amazing dynamics and ability will
remind long time Squid fans of the monster drummers of the band’s
old days. Giant Squid’s debut record on The End Records is out
now and was engineered by legendary heavy music guru, Billy Anderson
(Neurosis, Melvins, High On Fire) and was produced by the highly eccentric,
Jason Rufuss Sewell, owner of Nebulost Productions recording studio
He adds, “The first waves of reviews on Metridium Fields, GIANT
SQUID’s debut release on THE END RECORDS have rolled in, and it’s
pretty overwhelming the amount of praise they’ve washed up.”
Official Site: www.giantsquidmusic.com
- Chicago’s NOVEMBERS DOOM have scheduled dates for their first
headlining European tour this November. Support will be from label mates
AGALLOCH and THURISAZ from Belgium. Denmark's own SATURNUS also joins
the tour for select dates.
Official Site: www.novembersdoom.com
- MTV EUROPE NOMINATES MOONSPELL, BEST PORTUGUESE ACT!
Earlier today MTV Europe announced that MOONSPELL are nominated for
Best Portuguese Act. This is the first time that a hard rock group has
been included in this category. MOONSPELL are thrilled to have been
granted such an honor. The award show will be held November 2nd in Copenhagen,
Denmark. For more information visit http://www.mtveuropemusicawards.com
MOONSPELL's latest album, "Memorial", was released in April
via SPV Records. The CD was recorded at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen,
Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, GRIP INC.).
Their first video from the album, 'Finsterra', recently made it's debut
on MTV2's Headbangers Ball. There is currently a second video in progress
for the song "Luna" which is scheduled to be available in
October, just before MOONSPELL hits the road on their headlining tour
with Katatonia and Daylight Dies. The "Nocturnal Mourning"
tour kicks off October 20th in Poughkeepsie, NY and will wrap up on
November 19th in Hartford, CT.
NOCTURNAL MOURNING TOUR
w/ MOONSPELL, Katatonia, Daylight Dies
11/11/06 San Antonio, TX -White Rabbit
11/12/06 Houston, TX -Warehouse Live
11/13/06 Ft. Worth, TX -Ridglea Theater
11/15/06 St. Petersburg, FL -State Theater
11/17/06 Springfield, VA -Jaxx
11/18/06 Latham, NY -Saratoga Winners
11/19/06 Hartford, CT -Webster Theatre / Underground
The new album "MEMORIAL"
--- IN STORES NOW!!! ---
- UNLEASHED North American Midvinterblot 2007 tour
World Management and SPV USA announces this week that the mighty Unleashed
are coming back to North America early in early 2007 after an absence
of 10 years! The Swedish Death Metal masters are touring In support
of their eighth Studio release Midvinterblot, out on October 10 in North
America, and the bands' first release with SPV.
Supporting acts for the North American tour include Krisiun, Belphegor
and labelmates Hatesphere; the dates listed below. The band will continue
their world wide touring throughout 2007 with tours for Australia, Japan,
South America and Central America to be announced shortly.
UNLEASHED “Midvinterblot” North American Tour 2007”
W/ KRISIUN, BELPHEGOR, HATESPHERE
02/07/2007 Mark’s Place, Bedford, NH
02/08/2007 BB Kings Blues Club, NYC, NY
02/09/2007 The Chance, Pounkeepsie, NY
02/10/2007 Peabody’s, Cleveland, OH
02/11/2007 The Pearl Room, Molena, ILL
02/12/2007 Station 4, St. Paul, MN
02/15/2007 Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
02/16/2007 Roseland Grill, Portland, OR
02/17/2007 The Pound, San Francisco, CA
02/18/2007 Key Club, Los Angeles, CA
02/19/2007 The Galaxy Theater, Santa Ana, CA
02/20/2007 The Clubhouse,Tempe,AZ
02/21/2007 Launch Pad, Albuquerquee NM
02/22/2007 Texas Avenue Live, El Paso TX
02/23/2007 Sanctuary, San Antonio. TX
02/24/2007 Ridgles Theater, Ft Worth, TX
02/25/2007 Jave Jazz, Houston, TX
03/02/2007 Jaxx, West Springfield, VA
03/03/2007 The Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
03/04/2007 Fou Founes Electriques, Montreal, QC
03/05/2007 The Opera House, Toronto, ON
One of the true legends of death metal have stormed back into action!
Sweden's UNLEASHED have forged an untouchable legacy since their 1989
inception, and have been hailed and celebrated the world over as a groundbreaking
flagbearer of pure uncompromising extremity of the very highest order.
Led into battle by mastermind Johnny Hedlund, UNLEASHED have earned
their heralded reputation as undeniable masters of their craft via seven
classic studio albums and nearly two decades of global touring, with
an ever-loyal armada of headbangers behind them every step of the way.
With their eighth studio album and SPV debut, 'Midvinterblot', UNLEASHED
has further refined their nearly unmatched ability to craft uncompromisingly
heavy material that crackles with infectious creativity while never
resorting to the speed-by-the-numbers routine that has marginalized
too many of their counterparts. Forged with the blood and spirit of
their Viking ancestors and tempered with the bands patented razor-sharp
attack, 'Midvinterblot' storms the shores brandishing a smoldering,
ferocious intensity that instantly vaults the album into the realm of
death metal's very best. Searing speed burners such as "Blood of
Lies" are skillfully tempered with headbanging bone-crushers like
the pounding title-track to yield one of the absolute finest extreme
metal creations in recent memory.
Like a fire raging atop the hallowed walls of Valhalla, 'Midvinterblot'
stands proud as a beacon that shall summon all true warriors towards
their ultimate destination. All hail the masters return!
Johnny Hedlund * Tomas Måsgard * Fredrik Folkare * Anders Schultz
WHERE NO LIFE DWELLS (1991)
SHADOWS IN THE DEEP (1992)
LIVE IN VIENNA ´93 (1993)
ACROSS THE OPEN SEA (1993)
EASTERN BLOOD – HAIL TO POLAND (1996)
HELL`S UNLEASHED (2002)
SWORN ALLEGIANCE (2004)
new: MIDVINTERBLOT (2006)
- SKID ROW...
Yeah that's right, Skid Row... SPV has the bands' new album Revolutions
Per Minute coming at North America on October 24.
The world would lack many a positive surprise if rock groups were to
give up whenever an important band member leaves the fold. During the
Nineties, Skid Row the band, were considered by some to be the medium
of their frontman of that time. When they parted ways, many experts
predicted the end of a superb act. Now, over ten years later, it is
clear that this band always contained an inner substance characterized
much more by its songs and guitarists, Scotti Hill and Dave ‘Snake’
Sabo, and bassist Rachel Bolan than even insiders had realized. Together
with their current vocalist, Johnny Solinger, and new addition, Dave
Gara (drums), Hill, Sabo and Bolan make up a tight unit, continuously
refining their typical style without denying their roots. Their latest
album, Revolutions Per Minute, presents Skid Row as a highly topical
act who expertly present their typical trademarks, allowing for new
influences at the same time. Revolutions Per Minute is sheer, concentrated
power - pure energy – and the perfect example of dynamic songs,
driven by wild guitar attacks at the interface of hard rock and heavy
metal. While fans all over Europe are eagerly awaiting the new material,
Skid Row will be demonstrating their fierce determination night after
night during their American tour. These guys have never led a life of
The twelve new songs on Revolutions Per Minute see Skid Row pull out
all the stops. Bolan, Hill and Sabo play their guitars with a vengeance,
firing off power chords by the second, turning their amps to the max
and apparently knowing but one direction: straight ahead! Whether on
the hook-oriented opener, ‘Disease’, the aggressive ‘Another
Dick In The System’, the catchy ‘White Trash’ or the
programmatic ‘Shut Up Baby, I Love You’ - their unadulterated
vitality seems to practically jump out at the listener. The three string
magicians expertly throw the bait to vocalist Johnny Solinger, who skillfully
elaborates on the theme, refining the material further. Solinger pulls
all the compositional strings, the material is constructed around him,
he is at the epicenter of a soundquake that shakes the audience with
full force. It is the power of a track named ‘Strength’
that marks Skid Row in general and Revolutions Per Minute in particular.
And it is the close attachment of the five band members to their home
country that continues to shine through and that Skid Row express on
their country rock number, ‘You Lie’.
Skid Row were founded in 1987 in a garage in Toms River, New Jersey
- the band name referring to American inner city Ghettos and symbolizing
the closeness of the musicians to the roots of heavy metal. Having been
discovered by Jon Bon Jovi, Skid Row signed a management contract with
McGhee Entertainment and a recording deal with Atlantic Records. Autumn
1988 saw the band ensconce themselves in the studio for the first time
to record their debut album with the support of renowned producer, Michael
Wagener. Skid Row arrived at the stores in 1989, immediately selling
over five million copies in the U.S. alone, accompanied by a celebrated
tour around the globe. Their second album, Slave To The Grind, came
out in 1992, making it to No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Skid Row were
the first metal act ever to achieve this feat. Slave To The Grind also
sold several million copies, followed by another worldwide tour. Although
there were a number of internal problems by 1995, the group returned
to the recording studio to produce their album, Subhuman Race, which
had the press suspect that it would be the last in Skid Row’s
career as the vocalist position was emptied, calling for an organizational
In 1999, founder members Rachel Bolan, Scotti Hill and Snake Sabo decided
to infuse Skid Row with new energy, refusing to have their band drift
off into the land of rock memorabilia. Vocalist Johnny Solinger from
Texas was suggested by a good friend of the band. The musicians visited
Solinger’s website and were immediately interested in what they
heard. A few e-mails later, the vocalist found himself on a plane to
New Jersey. “As soon as he walked through the door, he came across
as confident and pleasantly low-key at the same time,” Snake remembers.
Rachel adds: “We knew after the first half of a song during that
rehearsal that Johnny was our man. Great voice, amazing presence, and
he knew exactly what this band is about.”
In 2000, Skid Row scored the sought-after opening slot for Kiss’
Farewell Tour - the mother of all tours, which brought Skid Row’s
music back to the starving masses. Since then, they have traveled thousands
of kilometres on tour buses, played well over 400 shows and released
their comeback album Thickskin. Revolutions Per Minute is another highlight
in Skid Row’s career. Who would have thought so ten years ago?
SKID ROW (1989)
SLAVE TO THE GRIND (1991)
SUBHUMAN RACE (1995)
NEW: REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE (2006)
- ANGTORIA-VIDEO finally online
The video is finally up on:
ANGTORIA's video for the song "God Has a Plan for Us All"
is now distributed worldwide to most metal and rock TV stations.
ANGTORIA frontwoman Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS)
had the following to say about the song and the accompanying video:
"The song covers two subjects but they are both linked. Written
about a man who preaches gods word yet finds it acceptable to sexually
abuse children. Also this song describes the pitiful chilché
used by many religous people who can´t offer any other explanation
as to why people suffer in their life. Rape, murder, poverty, whatever
it may be, the only excuse that can be offered is: 'God Has A Plan For
"The video was filmed at two locations, a very impressive and beautiful
church (Njurunda Kyrka) and an abandoned deteriorated building, over
a three-day period and due to the lyrical theme of the song it was filmed
as a 'short movie.' It contains footage of as well the band as Chris'
[Rehn] five-year-old daughter Saga who played the child, Toni Davey
(wife of Dani Filth in CRADLE OF FILTH and covergirl on the [ANGTORIA]
album) who played the child as a grown-up to a 35-piece church choir
and a priest played by Pierre Ragnehag!"
ANGTORIA's debut album, "God Has A Plan For Us All", was released
in Europe in April via Listenable Records.
ANGTORIA-Official NorthAmerican releasedate for "God has a plan
for us all" is set to October 17, distributed by KOCH Entertainment
Which is the market leader among independent labels and distributors
in both the U.S. and Canada and its record labels had the largest number
of Billboard charting albums among independents in 2002/2003.
- NECRODEMON’s new album, “Ice of Hyperion” available
to stream online
Necrodemon’s third album and their first for Open Grave Records,
“Ice Fields of Hyperion” will be released on September 26th.
The full album is currently available for streaming via Open Grave Records
The track listing is as follows:
1) The Abominable
2) Terror in the Arctic
3) Funeral in the Snow
4) The Deep Freeze
6) Frozen Sorcerer (Chant of Making V)
7) Mesopotamia - Warriors of Ice
8) Empire of Winter
9) Benumbed Suffering
10) So Cold, So Evil
11) Hordes of Hyperion
Here is what critics have to say thus far:
"This album utterly annihilates most of the stuff I've heard this
"Prepare to feel the pain!"
-Metal Core Zine
Necrodemon is: Rob Elliot (ex-Lordes Werre) (Guitars/Vocals), Chuck
Feldman (Drums/Percussion), Jeremy Montgomery (Bass). Necrodemon will
also be hitting the road at the end of the October for a mini-tour in
support of “Ice Fields of Hyperion”, including a stop at
the Chicago Metal Devastation Festival.
- Earsplit welcomes LUDICRA to the compound
Formed on Halloween, 1998, Ludicra surfaced from the minds of John Cobbett,
the guitarist of Hammers of Misfortune, and former Hickey drummer Aesop.
Ludicra was envisioned as a raw and primal black metal band. With the
addition of bassist / vocalist Jesika Christ (formerly of Sangre Amado)
and guitarist / vocalist Christy Cather, Ludicra was realized.
The first Ludicra line-up debuted in February of 1999 to critical and
fan praise, creating a following in the San Francsico Bay Area. Several
months later, Jesika left Ludicra. Bassist Ross Sewage of Impaled and
lead vocalist Laurie Sue Shanaman, formerly of Tallow, joined with John,
Aesop, and Christy to complete Ludicra version 2. They evolved their
sound beyond the usual confines of black metal to emphasize elements
of harsh reality and modern despair
Ludicra recorded their first album, “Hollow Psalms,” and
saw its CD release in Spring of 2002 on the Life Is Abuse label (Dystopia,
Tarantula Hawk). Sharing the stage with High On Fire, Damad, Amber Asylum,
Agalloch, and Kylesa, the group went on to headline the 2002 SF Tidal
Wave Festival and won the prestigious SF Weekly Best Hard Rock / Metal
Band Award in 2003. Other festivals included 2003’s Seattle LadyFest
and the fifth Stoner Hands of Doom festival. Numerous national magazines
and web ‘zines covered the rise of Ludicra, including Metal Maniacs,
Terrorizer, and Maximum Rock & Roll
In early 2004, shortly after selling out of the first pressing of “Hollow
Psalms,” Ludicra entered the studio to record their sophomore
effort. Bay Area recording veteran Billy Anderson (Melvins, Mr. Bungle,
and the Swans) took the helm for “Another Great Love Song,”
(Virus 321) Ludicra’s first record for Alternative Tentacles.
Recognizing the band’s appeal beyond black metal's confines, critical
love flowed for "Another Great Love Song" around the world.
More shows ensued up and down the West Coast with the likes of Yob,
Grey, Aldeberan, Drunk Horse, Exhumed, the Enablers, Wolves in the Throne
Room and Acid King as well as primetime placement on the 2005 Three
Days of Darkness and headlining the 2006 Juxtapoz Gallery Show
A self-titled EP featuring three unreleased songs from the "Another
Great Love Song" session was released by Life Is Abuse in 2006
and features exclusive show footage and a studio slideshow as bonus
CD-ROM tracks. Headed back to the studio, the group has at last produced
a new album for Alternative Tentacles entitled "Fex Urbis Lex Orbis."
With this new full-length, Ludicra is set to take listeners on a damaging
journey through the forest of a dead city. This album threatens to finally
put the Bay Area on the metal map, sealing the deal with a combination
of metal bombast and remarkable restraint, colliding screamy sludge
with operatic ambition.
|November 4th, 2006
- OPEN GRAVE RECORDS MAKES RELEASES AVAILABLE VIA MP3 DOWNLOAD FOR A
FRACTION OF THE COST OF PURCHASING A CD.
Open Grave Records is now making their releases available to purchase
in MP3 format (320kbs) from the Open Grave Records online store. Included
with your MP3 purchase you will receive a high quality cover and tray
Currently available via MP3 download are albums from Morbid Sacrifice
& The Everscathed. Along with EPs from Downlord and Mournblade.
The average download ranges in price from $4.00 - $6.00.
All future Open Grave Records releases will be made available via Mp3
download on their release dates. For more information please visit http://www.opengraverecords.com.
- Paragon Recs News: Eyes of Ligeia OUT NOW
EYES OF LIGEIA -A Fever Which Would Cling to Thee Forever CD
$12North America, $15elsewhere
The fourth full-length, A Fever Which Would Cling to Thee Forever, by
"cult" Doom Metal act, Eyes of Ligeia, continues where their
previous album "What the Moon Brings" left off. Continuing
a transformation from a Death/Doom metal band, to an eerie Black Metal
band with prominant Doom parts. A bit of a cross between Xasthur, Thergothon,
Unholy, and early Ancient Wisdom, while giving a nod to the unique and
memorable riffing of the first two Eyes of Ligeia albums. This is an
album that promises to be one of the standouts of 2006.
here for sound sample
- AUDIOSLAVE'S REVELATIONS DETONATES ON IMPACT
GRAMMY NOMINATED QUARTET ENTER BILLBOARD TOP 200 AT NO. 2
Fueled by smash hit single "Original Fire," new AUDIOSLAVE
album REVELATIONS has rocketed onto Billboard's Top 200 at 2, with sales
of more than 141,000 units. The blockbuster debut marks the second straight
big bow for the Grammy-nominated quartet (vocalist Chris Cornell, guitarist
Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk), following
2005's Out of Exile, which entered the chart at No. 1.
"Audioslave are a Led Zeppelin for our times," wrote Blender
in a 3-star write-up. Giant gave the record 4 stars and called it "one
of the most formidable rock albums this year." Entertainment Weekly
praised Morello for "returning to the guitar-as-turntable style
he patented with Rage [Against the Machine]" and Rolling Stone
praised "Original Fire" as "three and a half minutes
of high expectations fulfilled: a fierce, greasy parade march with Cornell
singing in a near-rap cadence, like a Seventies rock god fronting a
power-trio P Funk."
"Revelations," the groove-laden title track, which appears
as a marquee cut on the mega-popular video game, EA Madden NFL 2007,
will be the second single off the album and hitting airwaves later this
Audioslave recorded REVELATIONS at Henson Studios in Los Angeleswith
acclaimed producer Brendan O'Brien. O'Brien, whose myriad credits include
Pearl Jam and Bruce Spingsteen, mixed Audioslave's Out of Exile record
and the Live in Cuba CD and DVD. His history with the band goes back
even farther, as he produced Rage Against The Machine albums Evil Empire
(1996), The Battle of Los Angeles (1999) and Renegades (2000) and mixed
Soundgarden's Superunknown (1994).
- 1x1 Music Signs Oh, Sleeper
Oh, Sleeper has lived and breathed perseverance individually for as
long as their musical careers have spanned. It has only been a matter
of months since the group's inception, but make no mistake about it,
Oh, Sleeper are seasoned vets. The members individually have left their
mark on music underworld. With this new project, fans everywhere have
been longing for some news of a release. The day is here. Oh, Sleeper
has signed to New Jersey based 1x1 Music and will release the "The
Armored March" on November 21st, 2006.
Get the first song off the album "We Are The Archers" here
1x1 Music Media RSS/Podcast Feed:
Here is a statement from the band!
Oddly enough, failure is the binding fabric that held the members of
recently formed Oh, Sleeper together and kept them from slowly embedding
themselves further in defeat. “Everyone in this project refused
to continue on with our lives until we’ve made the difference
we are supposed to make in music” says drummer Ryan Conley. Scattered
in different corners of the USA something bigger brought Oh, Sleeper
together in April of 2006. With the majority of its members coming from
short-lived rock outfit “Terminal” (tooth and nail) it’s
no accident that they met up with long time friend Shane Blay of Between
the Buried and Me and local guitar legend of chaotic metal band Evelynn.
Aided by bassist Lucas Starr, who at the time of inception was touring
with As Cities Burn, they began to piece together their vision. ‘What
doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger’ is an understatement
for guys that’s been there, done that and never got the T-shirt.
Although they aren’t looking for fame; they’re trek to stardom
was re-directed when Oh, Sleeper had its first practice. Pledging to
bring more than music to the masses, Oh sleeper now had that voice.
The untried vocal talents of previous bass player Micah Kinard gave
the beast a shape, the guys felt a new sense of confidence and purpose.
As the 4 members began sledging through all the normal problems of a
band start-up (no place to practice, no money and different schedules)
the biggest obstacle was finding the last and final member. Countless
awkward auditions with strangers and some fruitful auditions that gained
the band new friends still fell short of the missing fit, until the
resurface of long time friend and previous guitar player and band mate
of the guys in Terminal, James Erwin. The addition of James added a
gallon of fuel to the fire and proved that there is nothing that can
Oh, Sleeper brings a full plate of heavy and dark guitars with thought
out lyrics that refuse to shy away from truth. Music is a weapon and
oh, sleeper plan to fully utilize this divine appointment for nothing
other than a purpose greater than themselves, Starr explains: “At
the end of the day, a song is nothing more than a bunch of chords strategically
thrown together. Don’t get me wrong, music is awesome but I feel
there is something more to this life than writing a hit song and selling
a million records. Anyone can learn how to play an instrument, but what
good is it if you only use that talent for self-gratification?”
Oh, Sleeper is on the //radiotakeover "Take it Back Tour"
2-Nov Colorado Springs CO The Black Sheep
4-Nov Wichita KS Eagles Lodge North
5-Nov St. Louis MO Cicero's
8-Nov Cedar Lake IN Cedar Lake Knights of Columbus
9-Nov Carmel IN Carmel Peforming Arts Center
10-Nov Roseville MI Myspace Internet Café
11-Nov Akron OH Orange Street
- INDIGO CHILD on Tour
Indigo Child will be performing as a support band on TO/DIE/FOR's upcoming
Wounds Wide Open tour in Europe.
Also supported by:
+ SINAMORE (Fin)
+ DAS SCHEIT (D)
First confirmed dates are:
15 Nov Germany / Hamburg (Markthalle)
16 Nov Germany / Berlin (K17)
25 Nov Hungary / Budapest (Gothica festival)
30 Nov France / Paris (Espace curial)
- Polish heavy metal band MONSTRUM
Monstrum the Polish heavymetal band, has just finished the work on their
The band relased their first CD "Za horyzontem ciszy" in 2004,
the style,of the new album is, just like the first classic hard rock
- heavymetal, with polish texts, and use of 3 guitars. Soon will be
relased a single, with 3 songs, witch will promote the new album. For
more information about the band look at www.monstrum.pl.
Monstrum has in 2005 recorded the Song "Fallen Idols" which
was released on the compilation "Tribute of Cirith Ungol",
and the hymn for Polish extra league speedway team
- JUDAS PRIEST: Work On New Album Is 'Going Incredibly Well'
JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following
message on the band's official web site:
"As usual when the band are working on a new album, the website
will be very quiet. The guys do not want any information being given
out at this time. As soon as they are ready to announce anything, I
will do so for them!! They are taking a very short break just now but
will continue working on the album next week. It is going incredibly
well!! So please, be patient and as I always say... it will be worth
In a June 2006 interview with MTV.com, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford
said about the group's upcoming concept album about the legendary 16th-century
French prophet Nostradamus, "Nostradamus is all about metal, isn't
he? He was an alchemist as well as a seer — a person of extraordinary
talent. He had an amazing life that was full of trial and tribulation
and joy and sorrow. He's a very human character and a world-famous individual.
You can take his name and translate it into any language and everybody
knows about him, and that's important because we're dealing with a worldwide
In addition to digging new lyrical ground for JUDAS PRIEST, the album
will contain musical elements that might surprise their fans. "It's
going to have a lot of depth," the singer explained. "There'll
be a lot of symphonic elements. We might orchestrate it, without it
being overblown. There may be a massive choir at parts and keyboards
will be featured more prominently, whereas they've always been in the
- DORNENREICH - "Durch den Traum" out 24.11.2006
Ten years after founding the band in 1996, Dornenreich are completing
their fifth studio album "Durch den Traum". This album - much
like its predecessor, "Hexenwind", largely originating in
the exceedingly prolific "Sharrketim" sessions - holds special
importance for Evíga, the band"s sole artistic authority
since Valnes, Dornenreich"s co-founder, left the band in spring
2006. "To me, Durch den Traum" is a timeless expression of
both artistic passion and spiritual quest. Lyrically, it is an existentialist,
nature-mystical journey, while musically, it is a vision beyond Black
Metal, (Neo-) Folk, and Ambient. ‘Durch den Traum" represents
the essence of Dornenreich"s music both musically and conceptually."
To this point in Dornenreich"s discography, "Durch den Traum"
surely is the band"s musically most mature album. Every instrument,
every sound, every musical change was used consciously, always corresponding
with the lyrics that are set to music. Thus, "Durch den Traum"
becomes something of a classic tone poem."Durch den Traum"
has a very vital relationship with the previous album "Hexenwind"
that, after a long wait of nearly five years, was released only twelve
months ago. "While the music and lyrics of ‘Hexenwind"
try to bring the ‘human being" closer to its most essential
nature, often by hypnotic and meditative means, ‘Durch den Traum"
confronts objective events in nature with the subjective passion and
perception of the human being, in order to take it back home into the
essence of being, into nature, even more urgently and deeply. In the
end, everything is intertwined - as in a dream."
Already now, "Durch den Traum" takes a key position in Dornenreich"s
discography, since its concept marks the conclusion of the all-encompassing
awakening of the ‘human being" that started on their debut
album "Nicht um zu sterben". What"s more, the constant
progress of Dornenreich"s musical abilities places great hopes
in the band"s future. Evíga is confident as well: "The
journey will continue, the necessary consciousness has been created."
A first pre-listening is available here.
- FEAR OF ETERNITY NEWS
Ready the new album for FEAR OF ETERNITY titled "Ancient Symbolism"
whose tracks-list is:
01. Intro (Passing)
02. Fragments Of Wisdom
03. Tale Of Prophecy
04. Throne Of The Gods
05. Malignant Spirits
06. Ancient Symbolism
07. Human Weakness
08. Golden Columns
09. The End Of The Times
10. Outro (Irae)
The recording-company is as usual MORIBUND RECORDS (www.moribundcult.com).
- NEW CD FROM CORPSEDECAY (COLOMBIA)
DECAY IN PRODUCTIONS PUT OUT!!!!!
The New CD Of Corpsedecay, The Band From Raw Country (Colombia-South
America), Has 10 Tracks Full Of Perversion And The Most Sick And Dirty
Thoughts Ever Exposed In The Human Mind..
CR36 #5B1-36 SAN FERNADO
- Some news from the Belgian death metallers PREJUDICE:
"We are in full writing mode as we speak for the upcoming recordings
[at Excess studio in Rotterdam, Holland] in January 2007, so far things
are going pretty smoothly. We have some surprises up our sleeves for
this one. So far the material is a mixture of the last two records,
adding a notch of brutality, groove and diversity. More news to come
about who's going to do the layout and mixing duties."
Also CHRISTOPHE (drums) recently announced us that he quited "Mothra"
to get more time free for Prejudice and to focus on the future goals
of the band! He still plays the skins in "Solipsist"!
Grind on \m/
- ROCK STAR: SUPERNOVA CHOOSE VOCALIST
LUKAS ROSSI PICKED TO FRONT ALL-STAR BAND
FIRST SINGLES "IT'S ALL LOVE" AND "BE YOURSELF &
5 OTHER CLICHES" AVAILABLE THURSDAY ON YAHOO! MUSIC UNLIMITED
DEBUT ALBUM IN STORES NOVEMBER 21ST
After months of heated speculation, ROCK STAR: SUPERNOVA, the all-star
band featuring Motley Crue drummer TOMMY LEE, former Guns N' Roses guitarist
GILBY CLARKE and ex-Metallica bassist JASON NEWSTED have embraced Toronto
native LUKAS ROSSI as their lead vocalist.
The new quartet will immediately head into the studio with producer
Butch Walker (Avril Lavigne, Pink, Bowling For Soup) to record their
Epic Records debut. The highly anticipated album is scheduled for a
November 21st release. Fans can pre-order the record through the band's
official site, www.intothesupernova.com.
"Lukas is the real deal," says Lee. "He proved that he's
got the voice and swagger to front this band. He's gonna tear it up
in the studio and then we're taking the show on the road. Wear a cup,
"This is the gig of a lifetime," says Rossi. "That I'll
be singing in a band with Tommy, Gilby and Jason-guys that I've always
respected-is just surreal. Can't wait to get started."
The first two singles from the band's much-buzzed-about debut album
are "It's All Love" and "Be Yourself & 5 Other Cliches,"
both of which will be available for purchase at Yahoo! Music Unlimited
on Thursday. Rossi and the other three finalists from the the hit CBS
series, "Rock Star: Supernova"(Dilana Robichaux, Magni Asgeirsson
and Toby Rand ) each went into the studio with the band before the show's
final taping to record the tracks.
Rossi joins the group after their exhaustive lead singer search, a quest
that spanned 25,000 entrants, 22 cities and 6 continents. The band spent
the summer assessing 15 finalists on everything from songwriting skills
to live performance.
In January 2007, Rock Star: Supernova will hit the road for their first
worldwide tour. Supporting will be The Panic Channel, which features
three former members of Jane's Addiction and "Rock Star: Supernova"
co-host Dave Navarro. Also on the bill will be fan favorites from the
show, backed by the House Band. The tour kicks off with two inaugural
shows in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, then moves
on to the Hard Rock in Miami, Florida on January 16th for a 27-city
trek, culminating at the Long Beach Arena in Southern California on
Tickets for the tour are available for purchase now at http://rockstar.msn.com/
or by going to www.livenation.com.
A complete list of dates is as follows
DATE - CITY/STATE - VENUE
12/31/06 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
01/01/07 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
01/16/07 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Live
01/17/07 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
01/19/07 - Norfolk, VA - Constant Convocation Center
01/20/07 - Buffalo, NY - Shea's Performing Arts Center
01/23/07 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
01/24/07 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
01/26/07 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
01/27/07 - Wallingford, CT - Chevrolet Theatre
01/28/07 - Worchester, MA - DCU Center
01/30/07 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum
01/31/07 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
02/02/07 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
02/03/07 - Chicago, IL - Rosemont Theatre
02/05/07 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
02/07/07 - Des Moines, IO - Wells Fargo Arena
02/08/07 - Minneapolis, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
02/09/07 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome
02/11/07 - Dallas, TX - Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
02/13/07 - Loveland, CO - Budweiser Events Center
02/16/07 - Portland, OR - Memorial Coliseum
02/18/07 - Everett, WA - Everett Events Center
02/19/07 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
02/21/07 - Sacramento, CA - ARCO Arena
02/22/07 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Arena
02/24/07 - Phoenix, CA - Cricket Pavilion
02/25/07 - San Diego, CA - Pala Casino
02/27/07 - Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Arena
- SOULFLY BASSIST HOSPITALIZED
Soulfly bassist Bobby Burns suffered from a mild stroke today and will
remain in a doctors care until such time as full recovery.
No word as to who will take the place of Burns for Soulfly’s upcoming
U.S. tour. He is expected to have full recovery and will rejoin the
band for their Australia tour at the end of October.
To wish Bobby Burns well, please email at [email protected]
- DEAD MAN IN RENO FILM VIDEO
Philadelphia: Dead Man in Reno will film their first video for the song
"From Here I Can See The Shore" from the band's recently released
self-titled debut for Abstract Sounds/Candlelight Records. Conceptually
scripted and directed by Ramon Boutviseth from StudioOrb (Daylight Dies/Seemless)
filming will take place Sunday, September 17 in St. Matthews, South
Carolina with post-production expected for completion in early October.
Guitarist Chris Penuel says, "this video is going to be a high
energy, action packed experience for everyone. It is performance based
with a unique narrative to go along with it. It is very different from
anything we've ever seen done before which is why we are very excited
about it. I think it'll be a breath of fresh air for everyone who watches
Kerrang! calls the self-titled album from the Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based
band "ten crunching numbers of venom-laced, top-shelf, heavy fucking
metal with little room for respite...monsterous." Digital Metal
says, "2006 has actually been good for metalcore - Ligeia, Rosesdead,
The Hope For Change, Parkway Drive, Serapis, The Human Abstract, War
of Ages, Misery Signals and others. Dead Man In Reno should be added
to that short list. England's Big Cheese Magazine adds," the fantastically
named ten-legged rock monster would sooner crush your skull than look
you in the eye."
Dead Man In Reno have played every show allowed them since their genesis
three short years ago. Diehards to the core, they epitomize the blood,
sweat and tears/DIY ethic. Teaming with producer Jamie King (Between
the Buried and Me, Through the Eyes of the Dead) at Basement Recording
Studios in Rural Hall, North Carolina, the band meticullously laid down
their self-titled debut in a quick but intense 10-day session. The results
showcase the quintet’s complex duel guitars, double bass drum
fills, hardcore growls and screams with classic hardcore/metal breakdowns
captured to perfection.
Dead Man in Reno will tour the UK supporting Sikth beginning September
28. The band will return to the US on October 20 where more stateside
shows are planned.
|November 3rd, 2006
- DITCHWATER SEEKS SINGER
DITCHWATER SEEKS NEW VOCALIST after singer Mike Meadows decision to
leave the band in late August. "I'll miss it, and them. But, I
hate feeling like I'm the one letting people down. Thanks to everyone's
support over the years." Meadows said. "We had 4 1/2 years
together and made some great music. I wish him well in whatever he does"
said guitarist Mark Anderson.
Meadows decision to leave the band comes as the band continues to battle
in the "Living Room Live" contest on the CBS TV "The
Early Show" and coincides with the release of the bands first ever
full length CD release titled "Going Foward Looking Back".
"The CD now turns out to be a nice ending chapter for that last
4 year period of the band" said Anderson. Going Foward Looking
Back includes the radio hits "It's Over" and "Have You
Ever" (Top 10 in Feb/Mar of 2006 on 106.9 FM in Pennsylvania).
Ditchwater has toured all over the midwest with many national and well
respected acts (Mudvayne, Soil, Brand New Sin). Including headlining
spots at Chicago's famed Metro and House Of Blues. They have almost
20,000 fans in their Myspace community with over 80,000 total plays.
"We look foward to finding a replacement soon and touring the rest
of 2006 to support the CD, then head directly into the studio in early
2007. That's our plan" said Anderson.
Interested Vocalists should send a MP3, photo, and quick bio to [email protected]
- BLINDED COLONY CHECKS IN FROM THE STUDIO:
Swedish melodic death metal band Blinded Colony are currently putting
the finishing touches on their upcoming album, "Bedtime Prayers"
which is to be released November 10 in Europe and November 14 Worldwide.
Vocalist Johan Schuter writes from SoundPalace Studios:
"Hey! This is Johan Schuster writing from the house next to the
studio. Finally my throat feels a lot better, and any day now I will
do the last scream of the record. I had a 7 days break from recording
since my voice got really hoarse, and that really paid off well. Got
really scared when I heard of a friend that had the same symptoms and
had to use surgery to have a cyst removed from his vocal chords. In
worst case, if I had continued screaming, I might have had to rest my
voice for months, which means no gigs. So better safe than sorry.
"Now all the songs have come together and sound really, really
good. I can't fucking wait to let all you people listen to it. The response
you guys gave us when we had the pre-production of "Heart"
online for 36 hours was incredible! If you liked that, then the rest
of the songs won't dissapoint you! For those of you who didn't like
"Heart" we got some really heavy tunes on the album too. We're
not that cheesy all the time hahaha! For all of you who lives in Germany,
our neighbours with sooo cheap beer, we've got gigs confirmed in December
with Ektomorf. That will really kick some major ass!
"In November your ears will bleed but your mouth will smile! Don't
miss our album, Bedtime Prayers!"
The full studio report can be found on the bands Official Myspace Page
or on the bands Official Website (http://www.blindedcolony.com).
- ZOROASTER - a tumultuous, cerebellum-roasting doom celebration
"...is the sound of doom buried in LSD-drenched cotton and imploding
like a black hole. In headphones, with the sound turned to 420, the
indecipherable vocals become almost percussive weapons, pounding like
the battering ram of the music against the gates of your sanity."
- Rebel Extravaganza
The debut EP from this soon-to-be infamous Atlanta doom trio is out
now on Battle Kommand Records, the first non-black metal release of
the labels' to date, with distribution via Southern Lord. This is just
the beginning; the full-length is lining up for release in the coming
months, and massive touring is in the works for the US and onward.
"Like the tentacled leviathan depicted on their debut mini-album's
front cover, the music created by Atlanta, GA's Zoroaster rises up from
unfathomable depths, propelled by tsunamis of doom, submerged in viscous
sludge." - All Music Guide
"They do not reach the heady heights of Sleep or Electric Wizard
but this release shows that they have the potential to rise up to meet
those sonic titans." - Brainwashed
"Heavy on the "Proceed the Weedian" vibe, Zoroaster loves
drawing out their dirges with repetitive, downtuned riffs." - StonnerRock.com
- CINCINNATI DEATH METAL BAND ESTUARY ENTERS STUDIO
CINCINNATI – Ohio death-thrashers Estuary will enter the studio
this weekend to begin recording their sophomore release, to be titled
“The Craft of Contradiction.”
The album will be tracked and mixed in Cincinnati at Audioasis Studios
and is due for release January 23 through Ibex Moon Records.
“The Craft of Contradiction” will feature an onslaught of
thrash-tinged death metal laced with punishing melodies, sheer neck-breaking
precision and jaw-dropping vocals of pure destruction. Lyrically, “The
Craft of Contradiction” takes on a thematic approach, theorized
from a “timeline” perspective of humankind’s manipulated
origins to its material plight and ultimate return to truth.
Estuary’s skillful mixing and molding of traditional thrash and
heavy metal with the immortal force of death metal ensures that fans
of the band’s debut, “To Exist and Endure,” will not
Extensive touring is planned for 2007 in support of “The Craft
- DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER chart entry in germany
Reitermania over Germany! DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER (="The Apocalyptic
Riders") shoot forward and conquered # 31 of the German Media Control
Charts with their new album "Riders On The Storm". This is
the highest chart entry of the band EVER!
Congratulations towards Weimar!
- HYPOCRISY guitarist quits
Peter Tägtgren, frontman of legendary Swedish Death Metallers HYPOCRISY,
has tuned in on the band`s official website to reveal some surprising
news: "We're getting ready to go to the USA and Canada soon and
are looking forward to meeting all the people again and also to tour
with fear factory again, the last time was 14 years ago…..swooooshhh
… time flies.We will have a stand in guitarist for this tour,
Klas Ideberg from Darkane. Andreas Holma decided to quit the band because:
"i'm not motivated anymore and want to concentrate on my own project
and don't wanna tour anymore" See you all out there!" HYPOCRISY
will tour to promote their latest album, "Virus".
- CASSIUS sign to Lifeforce Records America
Lifeforce Records America is pleased to announce the addition of Richmond,
VA's Cassius to the label's growing roster!
LIFEFORCE RECORDS AMERICA president Drew Juergens about the signing
"I am very pleased to welcome Cassius to the Lifeforce Records
America family, as their debut album "I Am Jim Jones" showcases
a remarkable grasp on the current state of metal and hardcore while
expressing amazing growth and potential to think outside the box that
is the ever-consuming stale state of Metalcore today! I am confident
that Cassius will turn a lot of heads and will be out on the road slaying
night after night."
Myke Terry, vocalist, speaking on behalf of CASSIUS:
"We are thankful for the opportunity to work with Lifeforce Records
America and are excited about the the prospect of taking our band to
the next level. We appreciate everyone who has helped us get to where
we are today and can only hope to meet more positive influences on our
travels in the months, and even years to come."
Cassius was formed in the winter of 2003 in Richmond, Virginia. Drawing
members from previous local bands, the band began writing new material
and playing regional shows. After many setbacks and line up changes,
Cassius decided it was time to buckle down and get serious. After recording
their debut full length "I Am Jim Jones" with Chris Dowhan
from Red Planet Studios (Scarlet / Twelve Tribes / Black Dahlia Murder),
Cassius cancelled the lease on their apartment, bought a van and trailer
and began booking whatever tours they could. Hard work and strong friendships
brought them to their current position and with focus and determination,
Cassius are hell bent on making themselves a house hold name within
the metal and hardcore community. Despite not having a record to tour
on previously, Cassius has already completed successful tours with bands
like Ed Gein, Misery Signals, Ion Dissonance, Through The Eyes Of The
Dead, and Despised Icon to name a few. Nonstop touring and constructing
thought provoking music are Cassius's only ambitions, so expect to see
and hear a lot about them in the days to come!
Cassius's full length endeavor "I Am Jim Jones" is set to
street January 9th, 2007. Be on the look out!
CHECK THE BAND OUT HERE:
- THE OLD DEAD TREE News
The members of The Old Dead Tree are happy to introduce their new guitarist
Gilles Moinet (Lux Incerta). Gilles joined the band last July, and quickly
found his place. « Gilles has a deep sense of melody and brings
the band new influences that foretell an even richer and more varied
music than before. His will to come forward and his involvement in The
Old Dead Tree give us the highest hopes regarding our forthcoming third
album », comments frontman Manuel Munoz. Gilles is to debut on
stage with the band next September 23rd in Geneva (CH), then in Lyon
(FR) the next day.
THE OLD DEAD TREE on MySpace !
We are pleased to inform that THE OLD DEAD TREE now has its own MySpace
page : http://www.myspace/theolddeadtree
MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted
network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music,
and videos. MySpace also features an internal search engine and an internal
The Old Dead
Tree Official Website
- Goodfellow Rec's welcomes PASSION
PASSION "The Fierce Urgency Of Now"
Release Date: October 10, 2006
Please welcome the newest members of the Goodfellow Records family,
the formidable hardcore quintet PASSION.
Born and bred in Philadelphia, PA, PASSION is set on a goal that surpasses
playing music. That goal is to bring their own brand of furious, metal-driven
hardcore to the masses, while leaving no one behind. They strive to
write songs that cannot be easily dismissed and hope to leave those
listening wanting more.
The five members bring along a furious aural onslaught of power, emotion
and conviction. The band's lyrical content strives to do more justice
than simply dwelling on girls and broken hearts. Vocalist Kenny Harris'
lyrics are more geared towards increasing awareness of sensitive, taboo
topics that range from child molestation to the overwhelming amount
of censorship found on the airwaves. Such topics are touched on in hopes
of encouraging more people to speak their mind, and not keep their feelings
to themselves. Musically, the pace ranges from frantic to slow and droning,
but it is always loud and extremely powerful. They may be treading on
well-worn ground, but there is a certain unique flavor that is Passion's
The band is certainly more than simply the sum of its parts, with each
member bringing his own specified musical taste to the table to create
something that sounds all its own. Passion may be the only metal/hardcore
band that is as much influenced by the sheer talent and inspiration
of Kanye West and Dream Theater as the underground integrity of NOFX
With a live performance that has often been described as simply "intense"
for lack of a better word, the band brings all they have to every show
and holds nothing back. With a philosophy that any day could be their
last, they show an unparalleled sense of urgency and desire every time
they plug in.
PASSION is more than just a band. To its five members and the audiences
that care, it is quite simply a way of life.
11/18 Wilkes-Barre, PA @Cafe Metropolis
- Disillusion News September / 2006
The time is right, things get into motion.GLORIA, the second Disillusion
album is finished. For some insight go to www.disillusion.eu
now and weekly.
Greetings from Leipzig,