- LACUNA COIL Enter The Studio; Choose New Album Title
The Italian hard rock sensation, whose standout Active Rock singles
for "Heaven's A Lie" and "Swamped," led Billboard
to name them one of last year's biggest success stories - entered the
studio on September 3rd to begin tracking Karmacode, the highly anticipated
follow-up to their critically acclaimed commercial breakthrough album,
Comalies. The new effort is currently being co-produced once again with
Waldemar Sorychta and LACUNA COIL and will be mixed by the acclaimed
Ronald Prent (Rammstein, H.I.M., Iron Maiden) and mastered by Darcy
Proper (Steely Dan, Porcupine Tree, R.E.M.) at Galaxy Studios in Belgium.
An early 2006 release is expected.
Andrea Ferro (vocals) describes the meaning behind the album's unique
title: "When it came to coming up with an album title I wanted
to combine one 'old' word that is spiritually connected with another
that offers a link to our more 'modern' times. If there were an actual
translation of Karmacode it would be something like 'spiritual DNA and
the message behind it'. The title attempts to balance our modern, overwhelming,
self-centered, fast-paced lifestyles and the desire we all have to live
a more spiritual, more compassionate and more fulfilling life."
With three full-length albums and two EPs to their credit, LACUNA COIL
has ensured that each offering further enunciates the subtle, solemn
beauty the sextet creates. Comalies maturely exhibits the trademarked
gothic overtones and poignant melancholy of their haunting musical landscape.
In early 2004, Lacuna Coil's successes were validated with an invitation
to participate in that year's Ozzfest, supporting such metal stalwarts
as Judas Priest, Slayer and Ozzy himself. Additional summer touring
with P.O.D. and Ozzfest off-date performances with Superjoint Ritual
and Devildriver gave the band its busiest season yet. Led by the undeniably
captivating Cristina Scabbia (vocals), the group garnered mainstream
acclaim from such publications as Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone
and Stuff, among others.
The group spent this summer performing at some of Europe's premier festivals
alongside such household names as Green Day, Incubus and System of A
Down, while completing the songwriting process for the new album. Karmacode
is shaping up to be the band's career defining release and it will force
the entire hard rock world to take notice.
"Artist To Watch." - Rolling Stone
"LACUNA COIL are on the verge of a major breakthrough." -
Official Website - http://www.lacunacoil.it
- ARCH ENEMY - Announce new tour-guitarist & tour update!
Extreme Metal outfit ARCH ENEMY have a new guitar player in their ranks
who replaces Chris Amott for the band’s massive touring activities
starting in early October. The new axe-wizard’s name is Fredrik
Åkesson who already showed his talent for renowned artists like
Talisman, Krux, John Norum, Tiamat and also in his own band Southpaw.
His comment on joining forces with ARCH ENEMY: “I was really thrilled
when Michael Amott called me up and gave me the opportunity to play
with ARCH ENEMY. I am excited about going on tour with them, and to
meet you all. C-Ya out there - it's time to burn!"Furthermore the
band has just made a kick start on this year’s Ozzfest tour: the
critically acclaimed new album “Doomsday Machine” has sold
impressive 35.000 copies in the States, dominated the sales at the Ozzfest
and made ARCH ENEMY this year’s standout, breakthrough artist
at the festival. Michael Amott’s post-Ozzfest feedback thus is
“Wow, that was a quick two months, and we had a blast this summer
in the U.S. The Ozzfest dates were very successful for us, and we enjoyed
seeing our music connect with so many fans, new and old. Also, watching
our new album “Doomsday Machine” come out while we were
actually in the U.S. (a first for us) was a highlight.”
To break some European necks again and promote their newest masterpiece
“Doomsday Machine” (released on August 22nd, 2005) ARCH
ENEMY will hit the road from October, 2nd on. There is also a change
in the German dates, the show in Stuttgart will take place at Die Röhre.After
destroying Europe, the band will ferociously fall into Japan to bring
pure fuckin´ Metal ecstasy to their dedicated fans there. Then,
for the first time in the band’s long career ARCH ENEMY will head
over to Australia and make koala bears and kangaroos run for cover.
All the updated, exact dates are listed below:
02. November 05 (AUS) Brisbane The Arena
04. November 05 (AUS) Melbourne The Palace
06. November 05 (AUS) Sydney UNSW Roundhouse
12. December 05 (UK) Cardiff Coal Exchange
13. December 05 (UK) Wolverhampton Wulfrun
14. December 05 (UK) Glasgow QMU
15. December 05 (UK) Manchester Academy 2
16. December 05 (UK) London Astoria
Official band website: http://www.archenemy.net
- OLD MAN'S CHILD new song online!
Norwegian bombastic Black Metal act OLD MAN’S CHILD have a brand-new
song available for streaming in the “media” section of this
website. “Enslaved And Condemned” is the crushing opener
of the upcoming “Vermin” album which will hit stores via
Century Media Records on October, 17th. The tracklist for the new grim
yet melodic Black Metal opus by multi-instrumentalist and sole songwriter
Galder is as follows:
01. Enslaved and Condemned (4:15)
02. The Plague of Sorrow (4:09)
03. War of Fidelity (4:19)
04. In Torment's Orbit (5:04)
05. Lord of Command [Bringer Of Hate] (4:51)
06. The Flames of Deceit (4:39)
07. Black Marvels of Death (4:22)
08. Twilight Damnation (4:42)
09. ...As Evil Descends (1:11)
Like its acclaimed predecessor “In Defiance Of Existence”
the new album has been recorded at well-known Studio Fredman in Gothenburg,
Sweden (recording home of In Flames, Arch Enemy) and is crowned by exceptional
visual art by sought-after Greek designer Set<'H> who is known
for his work with Rotting Christ, Heaven Shall Burn, Paradise Lost.
Galder’s musical partners in crime are Reno H. Kiilerich (Live
drummer of Dimmu Borgir, former member of Exmortem, Vile, Panzerchrist)
and also Testament/Dragonlord guitarist Eric Peterson who torments his
axe for a solo piece. So, check out the new track and be on the look
out for this stunning slab of triumphant, furious Black Metal!
Official website: http://www.oldmanschild.net
- MAROON - on tour with Obituary and Samael
Germany’s metal infused hardcore outfit MAROON will support Obituary
and Samael on their forthcoming tour in January 2006. A special guest,
who is still tbc., will be added as opener to the package.
“We are extremely happy and very proud to be part of this tour”,
says MAROON frontman Andre Moraweck. “Obituary and Samael are
some of our most favourite bands and some of the main reasons that got
us into music as well as making music. We are really looking forward
to sharing stages with both bands. – Don’t miss this awesome
MAROON on tour with
Obituary, Samael & special guest
06. January 06 (NL) Weert - Bosuil
07. January 06 (NL) Zoetermeer - Boerderi
08. January 06 (UK) London - The Mean Fiddler
09. January 06 (IRE) Dublin - Temple Bar Music Centre
11. January 06 (F) Paris - La Locomotive
12. January 06 (D) Frankfurt - Batschkapp
13. January 06 (B) Antwerp - Hof Ter Loo
14. January 06 (F) Limoges - John Lennon
15. January 06 (F) Rennes - Antipode
17. January 06 (D) Hamburg - Markthalle
18. January 06 (D) Berlin - SO36
19. January 06 (D) Cologne - Live Music Hall
20. January 06 (D) Losheim/Saar - Eisenbahnhalle
21. January 06 (D) Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
23. January 06 (I) Milan - Rolling Stone
24. January 06 (I) Rome - Alpheus
25. January 06 (I) Treviso - New Age Club
27. January 06 (E) Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
28. January 06 (E) Madrid - Aqualung
29. January 06 (E) Bergara - Jam
30. January 06 (F) Toulouse/Lyon - tba.
31. January 06 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
01. February 06 (D) Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
03. February 06 (HU) Budapest - Wigwam
04. February 06 (A) Vienna - Planet Music
05. February 06 (D) Munich – Backstage
06. February 06 (tba.) tba. – tba.
Booking: HHK Concertservice
Tickets Germany: Metal Tix: http://www.metaltix.com
- NOCTURNAL RITES reports in from shows with Nightwish; launch new video
Before hitting the road again supporting German Power Metal act Gamma
Ray, melodic Metal kings NOCTURNAL RITES have successfully completed
a number of shows with Nightwish. Bassist Nils Eriksson gives his personal
“The three shows with Nightwish in Sweden were nothing but awesome.
Sold out halls in Stockholm and Gothenburg and close to 4500 metalheads
in our hometown, Umeå. The new songs of "Grand Illusion"
went down great live and everyone seemed to really get into the new
material. Now we can't wait to get back on the road in Europe with Gamma
Ray. I am sure this tour will be amazing.“
In addition to that, the band has a new video clip available for streaming
in the “media” section of this website. The clip to “Fools
Never Die” was directed and produced by Owe Lingvall for Satelit
Productions and is taken from the “Grand Illusion” album,
which will be released on September 19th. Some advance press comments
prove that again only the best is to be expected of the new album:
“This is what modern melodic metal should sound like.” –
Metal Hammer (D)
“Highly recommended to all melodic and power metal fans!”
– Metal Heart (D)
So move your mouse icon straight over to the media section, enjoy the
video clip appetizer you’ll find there and get the album next
- AS I LAY DYING announce lst headlining tour of 2005!
As I Lay Dying will embark on their first headline tour of the States
in support of their new album Shadows are Security starting late November.
Joining As I Lay Dying for this stretch will be Norma Jean, Madball,
and A Life Once Lost. As I Lay Dying will be offering special pre-sale
tickets with reduced service charges exclusively to the members of their
online community. To purchase tickets or to register for the As I Lay
Dying online community, click HERE.
Should be a great tour!!
- IMPALED Infect Unsuspecting Audiences: Corruption Absolute
Suffering under Oakland’s psychotic surgeons Impaled’s bile-encrusted
fists, U.S. audiences have unwittingly been subjected to the band’s
morbid surgical mayhem. Supporting their newest release, Death After
Life, the unrelenting horde of medical deviants is currently racing
across America’s heartland in their quest to ingrain their razor-sharpened
guitar riffs and heart-stoppingly heavy rhythms into the hearts and
minds of fans. Bassist/vocalist Ross Sewage checked in with this road
report, “We’ve had a lot of fun, and the fans have seemed
to enjoy it… that is until we scooped out their eyeballs with
speculum at which point their screams of enjoyment were indistinguishable
from their screams of terror. Disgorge and Blessing The Hogs don’t
seem to mind the splattered remains, especially since we’ve all
enjoyed feasting upon the remains of the dead together. And my Mom came
to a show too; she thought it was brilliant and brought along the fava
Don’t miss the opportunity to catch Impaled on their remaining
- ANTIGAMA "Zeroland"
Polish tremendous quartet Antigama takes another step forward with its
third full length album "Zeroland" delivering extremely creative
and diverse combination of various aggressive music styles. On this
nine-song album the Warsaw powerhouse allows the listener to experience
immeasurable number of speed light blasts, disharmonic grind and experimental
noise. The creation gives the most intricate, dynamic and innovative
sound of the genre. Manic drumming, heavy distorted guitars, gorgeous
vocals and shrieks are inarguable trademarks of Antigama. Complex and
twisted grind, forward thinking metal - avantgrind!
Listen to ANTIGAMA "Izaak" mp3
- CATHETER "Dimension 303"
Three years after their crushing debut album, Denver's cantankerous
trio return bringing their sophomore release Dimension 303. Following-up
to the band's vicious trademark sonic assault, the album lays to waste
eighteen intense, kick-to-the-face hypergrind bursts of relentless auditory
damage. Catheter plays violent, catchy grindcore seething with crust,
punk and sludge elements dusting the final product. Powerful production
and superb musician skills just complete this grind entity, making Dimension
303 a monstrous masterpiece from one of the most proficient and dedicated
grind acts around. Artwork couresty of maestro John Santos.
Listen to CATHETER "Illusions Of Hunger" mp3
- WOJCZECH "Sedimente"
Originating back in 1995, Germany's Wojczech have undoubtly become one
of the most famous groups on the worldwide grind scene, thanks to a
steady stream of vinyl releases over the years. After a decade of existence
the band unleashes its long awaited debut album Sedimente and detonates
11 fireshots of nihilistic rage, blast-beat fury and apocalyptic sound.
Deranged, frenzied, super-tight metallic grind with hints of crust,
thrash, hardcore, death metal and punk, this is GRIND A.D. 2005! Amazing
recording production courtesy of Harris Johns at Spiderhouse Studio
(Pestilence, Voivod, Sodom, Kreator). Highly recommended for fans of
Assuck, Nasum, His Hero Is Gone.
Listen to WOJCZECH "Macht Der Beseelten" mp3
- Help put THREE SIXES on tour
We're looking to book a small tour this fall and winter, or a series
of mini-tours, and are looking for bands to do some gig swaps with and
people not in bands who can help get us into some clubs. Here are the
main and areas we are targeting: Sacramento San Diego Phoenix Tuscon
Dallas Albuquerque Las Vegas Reno Fresno Portland, OR If you live in
one of these cities, and would like THREE SIXES to be on your show bill,
then hit us up with all the pertinent info and contact stuff. If you
live in a town not listed above, or even in a country outside of the
United States then no prob, just send some info on what you have in
mind, and size of venue, marketing ideas, etc. Obviously we can return
the favor for bands looking to swap gigs in our area - Los Angeles and
Orange County. If you're not in a band and can get THREE SIXES booked,
you'll be hanging with the band and score free gear for your efforts.
I have a ton of marketing ideas for bands, so if we all work together
to make one hell of a metal show, then people will take note. Feel free
to contact me directly. Thanks for your support.
Killswitch - guitars Three Sixes
- Magick Records and Armageddon Music Present
Armageddon Over Wacken Live 2004
The Wacken Open Air festival is Europe’s largest annual music
festival and has featured some of the most prominent hard music acts
on Earth. The festival attracts over 30,000 fans a year and is one of
the most prestigious and respected events of its kind. The 2004 festival
saw Wacken celebrating its 15th anniversary and boasted such prominent
acts as Motörhead, Dio, Anthrax, Children Of Bodom, Cannibal Corpse,
Nevermore and Mayhem. The Armageddon Over Wacken Live 2004 triple CD
and double DVD sets document this momentous occasion. Armageddon Over
Wacken Live 2004 is the only way to experience the sights and sounds
of Wacken this side of the Atlantic.
- COPROFAGO "Unorthodox Creative Criteria"on Galy Records
Galy Records will release Coprofago ‘Unorthodox Creative Criteria’
under exclusive license from Sekhmet Records. The album will be available
October 25th in Canada, USA, Mexico, South America. Listen to two MP3’s
on our site (coming soon), or on My Space now:
For Fans of Meshuggah, Cynic, Atheist, Martyr.
A mix of extreme metal and jazz fusion ! progressive tech thrash death
"their flourishing jazz breaks make constant appearances. No band
has been able to have such prominence in this kind of fusion since Cynic.
Atheist were good, but Coprofago do it with so much ease that it's almost
like jazz and metal drip from their amps. The ambience and atmosphere
behind it is awe-inspiring and completely addictive. Pick this CD up
at all costs." –Uranium Music
"Strong and heavy riffs in addition of really aggressive vocals,
powerful drums with a lot of breaks, and above all technical solos with
a lot of Jazz influences. That’s the recipe of Coprofago’s
music and believe me it’s good. It’s original and fresh
and this is one of the big surprises of the year." 8.5 –Metal
"Unorthodox Creative Criteria, oozes with the unbelievable talent
this Chilean quartet brings to the listener. "The Inborn Mechanics"
demonstrates Coprofago's expertise at turning turbulent metal chaos
into laid-back contemporary jazz. Coprofago can find themselves included
on the very prestigious list of musical pioneers who created the absolutely
flawless fusion of two different genres." –decoymusic.com
Galy Records is distributed:
in Canada by: F.A.B Distribution
in USA, Mexico, South America by: CM Distro (Century Media)
Galy Records: http://www.galyrecords.com
- New guitarplayer + recording new cd VUIST!
After a long search VUIST have found a suitable guitarplayer. Rudy de
Pont of Dutch Thrashformation Batter will join the ranks of the VUIST-horde!
At the moment we are very busy to prepare Rudy for the upcoming recordings
of a new album. VUIST will enter the studio in October for pre-production
of the new album!
Website VUIST: http://connect.to/vuist/
- MERENDINE ATOMICHE new disc
Merendine Atomiche announce new album "Raw" has been recorded.
It has been a great month and the job done has been amazing. The band
want to thanks Luigi Stefanini from New Sin studios and Jack Frost who
co produced with band this new disc and played great solos and backing
vocals in a couples of songs. The experience and the attitude of these
two men helped Merendine Atomiche to produce a great album at least
ten times better than the last one.
Actually merendine atomiche start to move around the industry to search
for a new label who can support their new job.
Meanwhile they communicate the official and final track list and the
shows they're gonna play in next months.
1 - In the cage
2 - Roads and beers
3 - Raw
4 - Peace means war?
5 - I want to be a man
6 - Ocean's Shadows
7 - Zero degrees
8 - Breathe the big apple
9 - We didn't know
11-Shake for me
Next Live shows
21/10/2005 Bassano del Grappa - Vicenza @ La Gabbia - Italy
31/10/2005 Roncade - Treviso @ New Age for the Halloween Party - Italy
The band will not play the new songs until the album will be released.
Merendine Atomiche thanks all the people who support the band in these
10 years and permit to live great moments as the "Raw" recording
session has been.
For further news or simply for the special studio report and picture
check the official site
- SOULFLY STARTING ON MAJOR U.S. TOUR
RIZZO’S SOLO CD - ‘COLOSSAL MYOPIA’ RECENTLY RELEASED
ON SHRAPNEL RECORDS
HOLLYWOOD (September 28, 2005) - Marc Rizzo is one of the new breed
of young guitarists in contemporary bands and has built a substantial
following through his years of touring and recording with IL Nino and
Soulfly. Recently, Rizzo has stepped out with solo projects that reveal
a phenomenal command of the guitar. “Colossal Myopia” unveils
Rizzo to be a master musician with deep musical roots in metal, classical
and flamenco guitar
“Colossal Myopia” is a mixture of all the music that Rizzo
listens to. It’s a combination of Metal Nuevo Flamenco and Jazz.
“I don’t really listen to one type of music and I think
my record showcases that,” explains Rizzo. “It’s an
all instrumental CD for music lovers that want to enjoy pure music without
all the politics and negative lyrical content.”
Rizzo’s raw energy combined with the talent of a new-generation
shred-master is a much needed breath of fresh air to the instrumental
rock genre. Rizzo goes on to describe some of the music - “Colossal
Myopia is a song that I wrote while trying to combine heavy riffing
with flamenco buleria rhythms. Introspection Of An Introvert is pure
shred metal, while the Piñata Hits Back is Nuevo flamenco guitar
with salsa style percussion. This entire record is a total trip and
I’m glad to finally have put a record out that combines all the
music I love on one record. “Colossal Myopia” is really
just a look into my CD collection, because I love listening to Paco
de Lucia and then metal. These styles were meant to be together.”
SOULFLY TOUR DATES:
Wed 10/12/05 - Fort Worth, TX - The Axis
Thu 10/13/05 - Houston, TX - Meridian
Fri 10/14/05 - Austin, TX - The Backroom
Sun 10/16/05 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Mon 10/17/05 - Tampa, FL - The Masquerade
Wed 10/19/05 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Thu 10/20/05 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues
Sat 10/22/05 - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's
Sun 10/23/05 - Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
Mon 10/24/05 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Tue 10/25/05 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre / Underground
Wed 10/26/05 - Boston, MA - Axis
Thu 10/27/05 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero & Balcony Bar
Fri 10/28/05 - Allentown, PA - TBA
Sat 10/29/05 - Levittown, NY - Voltage
Mon 10/31/05 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave / Eagles Club
Tue 11/01/05 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Wed 11/02/05 - Fort Wayne, IN - Piere's
Thu 11/03/05 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
Fri 11/04/05 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Sun 11/06/05 - Saint Paul, MN - Station 4
Mon 11/07/05 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Tue 11/08/05 - Omaha, NE - Slammers
Wed 11/09/05 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Sat 11/12/05 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
Sun 11/13/05 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
Mon 11/14/05 - West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
- Fire Destroys GRENOUER's Rehearsal Studio
On the 23rd September 2005, as a result of a fire at the Grenouer make
shift rehearsal studio, the band lost all their instruments and equipment.
As the band was simply subletting this space in the Vereteno factory
in St. Petersburg they cannot expect any financial compensation from
the factory owners, let alone an apology. The fire started as a consequence
of an unqualified welder (twat!!!) who was carrying some work in the
nearby area. At the moment the factory management is doing everything
possible to cover these facts up and create a new version of events
in order to avoid hefty penalties.
You can see all the pictures taken at the scene after the fire on the
official Grenouer forum at:
All of the bands equipment either perished in the fire or became totally
unusable due water damagefrom the firemen's attempts to put the fire
out. This unfortunate event took place right at the peakof Grenouer's
preparation for the recording of their fifth full length album when
the dates for the recording sessions had already been booked at the
ASTIA studio in Finland.
IND (Vocals): "This situation is quite dramatic because the fire
has been a set back to many of our plans, however we're not going to
give up! On the contrary, we must get through this and at the very least
partially realise our plans. Of course we're gonna start by getting
new instruments, amps and all other necessary devices and if someone
feels like giving us a helping hand they can always get in touch with
us by email, however, our enemies will now have reason to celebrate.
As a result of this incident, I believe that the subject of fire and
destruction will now find a place in our writing.
Anyway, it's too early to write Grenouer off yet!!!"
- SVARTSYN - BLOODLINE CD OUT NOW!
Hail dark souls, Sound Riot Records have released Bloodline album on
28th September, the new masterpiece of the Swedish Black Metal band
SVARTSYN, 11 tracks of total chaos! Further info, visit band site at
or label site at www.soundriotrecords.com.
10 Euro or $15 postage paid! WE ACCEPT PAYMENTS IN PAYPAL, WESTERN UNION
OR BANK TRANSFER, CONTACT US AT: info (at) soundriotrecords.com
- King’s X Announces Dates for National Tour
Band Touring Behind Latest Album “Ogre Tunes”
Riding high off the success of their latest album “Ogre Tunes”,
which was released September 27th via InsideOut Music, King’s
X has announced a fall tour which kicks off October 25th in Baltimore,
“Ogre Tunes”, which is the band’s first release under
their new deal with InsideOut, was produced by Michael Waegener (Metallica,
Alice Cooper, Queen) and includes such smash singles as “Alone,”
“Open My Eyes,” and “Get Away”. A departure
from the band’s last few albums, “Ogre Tunes” is receiving
rave reviews from fans and critics for its innovative sound and musical
In fact, Andy Secher of Hit Parader magazine said, “On 'Ogre Tones'
King's X have produced their finest effort in a decade-- a shining example
of hard rock at its most erudite, emotive and effective.” Martin
Popoff, critic for Guitar World, reports that the album is a “concise
and accessible collection of tracks loaded with the band’s celebrated
hooks and harmonies.”
King’s X plans to translate this sound to the stage with a show
that is more over-the-top and musically-driven than ever before. Catch
King’s X at a venue near you.
Tuesday, October 25th - 8x10 in Baltimore, MD
Thursday, October 27th - Harper's Ferry in Allston, MA
Friday, October 28th - Brooklyn Music Terminal in Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, October 29th - The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY
Sunday, October 30th - The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ
Friday, November 4th - Jaxx in West Springfield, VA
Saturday, November 5th - Rex Theater in Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday, November 6th - The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI
*More dates to come.
For more information about King’s X and an update on the latest
shows added, visit:
- Out Now on Ibex Moon Records
HELL-BORN - "Legacy of the Nephilim" IMR006 (North American
These hell fucken metal warriors know no mercy! The newest HELL-BORN
full-length album, "Legacy of the Nephilim", is ready to set
the heavens on fire and claim the earthly thrones! Nine pieces of living
infernal brimstone and ferocious energy, with a playing time of over
40 minutes! A real must for every true metal maniac.Get your copy now.
- Ibex Moon Records New signing!
Ibex Moon Records has recently signed New Zealand’s masters of
aggression DAWN OF AZAZEL. In early autumn 2005 their second album "Sedition"
is scheduled for release. "Sedition" contains DAWN OF AZAZEL's
most brutal and vicious material to date. Fans of Krisiun, Angelcorpse
and Immolation wont be disappointed!
DAWN OF AZAZEL will be embarking on a New Zealand tour in November,
along with returning to Australia supporting Disgorge(US) in February
for their first shows since their appearance at 2005's Bloodlust fest.
Tour dates will be announced soon.
DAWN OF AZAZEL are also currently working on a video for the track "The
Road to Babylon". Any video media outlets that would like to receive
a copy of the video for broadcast contact: [email protected]
- METAL MANIACS
01-12-2006 House of Blues, New Orleans LA
01-13-2006 Engine Room, Houston Tx
01-14-2006 Ridgles Theater, FT Worth, TX
01-15-2006 Sanctuary, San Antonio, TX
01-17-2006 Marquee Theater, Tempe AZ
01-18-2006 Galaxy Theater, Santa Ana, CA
01-19-2006 Key Club, Los Angeles, CA
01-20-2006 The Pound at Pier 96, San Francisco, CA
01-21-2006 The Boardwalk, Orangevale, CA
01-23-2006 El Carazon, Seattle, WA
01-25-2006 Bluebird Theater, Denver CO
02-12-2006 Culture Club, Ft Lauderdale, FL
- CRASH MUSIC SIGNS JUNGLE ROT
Crash Music, Inc. today announces that they have signed a four-album
deal with Chicago gore-metal band Jungle Rot.
The Midwest based quartet have garnered a large and loyal following
within the last 10 years releasing five albums and touring the United
States and Europe.The band will hit the studio in January with a new
release scheduled spring of 2006.
Crash Music is distributed in the US by Caroline Distribution and has
offices in France that handle the European territories through Crash
- CROWPATH TO RELEASE NEW RECORD
A preview track from CROWPATH's upcoming full length, Son Of Sulphur,
is now available for download at Willowtip.com. The final tracklisting
Candles And Kerosene
The Will To Burn
Chased, Caught, and Charged
Children Of Boredom
Seed Of Arson
Lights Out, Left For Dead
End In Water
- AS I LAY DYING'S NEW VIDEO WAS NO STRUGGLE
On September 18th As I Lay Dying Teamed Up With Director Lex Halaby
(Killswitch Engage, Mudvayne) To Add "Through Struggle" To
The AILD'S Video Arsenal.
Shot at the Morell Meats Lot, an abandoned meat locker near downtown
Los Angeles, these eerie cement structures played as a backdrop to "Through
Struggle" the emotionally charged second single off As I Lay Dying's
record breaking album Shadows Are Security. The video and song are tightly
connected; bringing life to a concept that captures the strength of
an intense and powerful song.
Band members and Lex collaborated on the unique and vividly dark concept
drawing inspiration from a very specific stanza in the lyrics:
Only through struggle have I found rest
With a piece of me taken away
I begin to understand
Hollow out this machine like chest
With its gears that turn to make me feel
And assembled thoughts that fade away
Remove from me this deception that I called love
The strong imagery created during this shoot brings a new life to "Through
Struggle." Tim Lambesis elaborates, "Spending a whole day
in an old abandoned meat locker may not sound like a good time, but
we really could not be happier with how well the video shoot went with
Lex Halaby and his crew. The content came out way better than we could
have expected, the imagery really captured the song, and we can't wait
for you all to see it."
Watch Out for "Through Struggle" video programs across the
air waves!! Metal
- DESPISED ICON Embark On Massive North American Tour With Suffocation
and Cryptopsy; New Video Completed
The Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON will embark on
a massive North American tour this week alongside Suffocation, Cryptopsy
and Aborted in support of The Healing Process, their highly-acclaimed
new album. The group's explosive live performances on their first national
US tour alongside Deicide, Immolation, Skinless and With Passion earlier
this year caught the entire metal community's attention, and they look
to further establish their position as one of the genre's most devastating
new acts with this upcoming run. DESPISED ICON recently shot a video
for the track "The Sunset Will Never Charm Us" with acclaimed
director Jean - Philippe Bernier (A Perfect Murder). Look for it to
make its network debut late next month.
Alex Erian (vocals) checks in with the following report: "Suffocation
got most of us into death metal. I remember being so pissed off when
I missed what was to be their 'last show' in Montreal a few years back
because I was under-age. We are all honored and stoked as hell to be
given the chance to tour North America with those dudes and the almighty
Cryptopsy and Aborted. Decapitated and Cattle Decapitation are also
joining the fun on a few select dates. Those are some of our favorite
bands, and it doesn't get any better then this. We are excited to tour
the US once again and look forward to seeing everyone we had the pleasure
of meeting last time around. See you guys on the road."
DESPISED ICON's renowned sophomore release, The Healing Process, was
produced by guitarist Yannick St-Amand (Ion Dissonance, Neuraxis), mixed
by JF Dagenais (Misery Index, Kataklysm) and mastered by Alan Douches
(Shadows Fall, Dillinger Escape Plan). This album is a relentless slab
of sheer aggression matched with impeccable time changes that quickly
raises the bar for their peers.
Despised Icon w/Suffocation, Cryptopsy, Aborted
10/21 Starlite Room Edmonton, AB
10/22 Riddel Center Regina, SK
10/23 Roxy on Broadway Saskatoon, SK
10/24 Pyramid Winnipeg, MB
10/25 Ascot Room Minneapolis, MN
10/26 Mr. Kelleys Chicago Heights, IL
10/27 Peabody's Cleveland, OH
10/28 Harpo's Concert Theatre Detroit, MI
10/29 The Opera House Toronto, ON
10/30 Capital Music Hall Ottawa, ON
10/31 Petit Theatre Du Vieux Noranda Royun-Noranda, QC
11/01 Poly Laure Conan Chicoutiml, QC
11/02 La Coudee Rimouski, QC
11/03 L'Imperial Quebec City, QC
11/04 Medley Montreal, QC
11/05 The Palladium Worcester, MA
11/06 Jaxx West Springfield, VA
11/07 BB King's New York, NY
- SPAIN'S LOCOMOTIVE RECORDS TO RELEASE ON 9/27 CLASSIC DIAMONDS IN
CD/DVD FORMATS BY GERMAN METAL GODDESS DORO PESCH
Classic Diamonds by German Metal Goddess Doro Pesch, the CD, features
nine revamped Doro Classics. Newly recorded by Doro, The Metal Classic
Night Orchestra, provides a sweeping symphonic dreamscape to such favorites
as "I Rule The Ruins," "Metal Tango," "All
We Are," "Fur Immer," "Burn It Up," "Tausend
Mal Gelebt," "I'm In Love With You," "Undying"
and "Love Me In Black."
Four new songs grace the groundbreaking collection: "Breaking The
Law" (a cover of the Judas Priest standard done as a duet with
Accept's Udo Dirkschneider), "Let Love Rain On Me" (a beautiful
soulful ballad; also the lead song on a simultaneously-released seven-song
EP), the instant-anthem "Always Live To Win" and "She's
Like Thunder" (dedicated to Doro's best friend, undefeated female
boxing champion Regina Halmich).
The DVD features a 43-minute eight song "Live in Wacken" concert
spot from the prestigious Wacken Open Air 2004 Festival, wherein Doro
performs with her band and with The Metal Classics Night Orchestra.
Musical guests include Blaze Bayley and Chris Caffery Savatage/TSO).
Following the concert is a 15-minute "Impressions Of The Tour;"
an intimate backstage look, complete with interviews. "Live In
Hamburg" follows with over an hour of concert footage. The DVD
ends with an hour of "Extras" that include the "Let Love
Rain On Me" video, a special "the making-of" about the
video, as well as television appearances.
The release of the DVD and CD of Classic Diamonds, as well as the release
of the Let Love Rain On Me EP - which features Doro singing in Spanish
("Llueva En Mi Tu Amor") and French ("Pluie D'Amour")
- raises the level of Doro artistry to new heights. Metal
- PSYOPUS begin auditions for a new drummer!
Psyopus is holding open auditions for the position of drummer. We are
looking for someone who:
- 100% will relocate to Rochester, NY
- 100% will be dedicated to the band and touring
- 100% has two arms
- is fast, innovative, and intense on the drums
- works hard and is dedicated - expect to practice anywhere from 4 to
12 hours a day.
If you are interested in auditioning, you can send a VHS or DVD of your
3251 Dayspring Ridge
Walworth, NY 14568
Include your name, phone number, address, and e-mail address with the
video. You being able to play a Psyopus song or two is a plus, but not
a requirement, on the video.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, you can e-mail us at [email protected]
In the meantime, Psyopus will be playing the roles of weekend warriors
with original drummer, Greg Herman... until we actually go into the
- PRIMORDIAL's first North American performance at HEATHEN CRUSADE
The wait is finally over!!! Ireland's very own Primordial is set to
storm the US shores January 21st 2006 at the Heathen Crusade Metal Fest
in Columbia Heights, MN. Primordial's latest opus The Gathering Wilderness
was recorded in October 2004 with famed engineer Billy Anderson (Sleep,
Neurosis, Melvins, Fantomas, Brutal Truth etc.). Still dark as ever,
still unique as ever, still Irish as ever, the years havent dulled
Primordial and this album merely spells out a new chapter in the bands
history. Some bands play music for the sake of a "nice" tune,
a "nice" melody or purely for the sake of playing. Some other
bands play because it is in their blood, their culture, their history
and folklore and life would not be the same without it... Primordial
is one of these bands.
HEATHEN CRUSADE METAL FEST
Featuring, in their FIRST North American performances:
MOONSORROW from Finland
PRIMORDIAL from Ireland
THYRFING from Sweden
Plus: TODESBONDEN (featuring Laurie Ann Haus of Autumn Tears, Ephemeral
Sun, Rain Fell Within, Garden of Shadows, Nest), THE CHASM, TYPHUS and
more bands to be announced soon!
Saturday, January 21, 2006
4005 Central Avenue NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421 (Minneapolis)
Tickets on sale October 15, 2005
$25 in advance, $30 day of show
For general info contact: [email protected]
Band interested in playing contact: [email protected]
We are also looking for vendors and/or sponsors, if interested please
contact: [email protected]
For more info, go to:
- MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD NAMED DIRECT SUPPORT FOR HATEBREED ON 10 YEARS
(11/1 - 11/23)
NEW ALBUM MERCILESS (TRUSTKILL)
New York hardcore legends Most Precious Blood (MPB) have been named
by Hatebreed as direct support on their 10th anniversary tour this fall.
As MPB guitarist Justin Brannan relates "We got an e-mail while
on tour from Jamey (Jasta) asking us to join them on tour. It's gonna
be great as we've been great friends with those guys for years but never
got a chance to tour together." It's a full circle as Hatebreed
actually opened for Most Precious Blood in their early incarnation as
Indecision many years ago. Most Precious Blood have had an interesting
year to say the least. The band just returned from a two week tour of
South Africa as the FIRST US hardcore band to tour the country. "I
think the kids there were just as surprised to see us as we were surprised
them," Brannan relates of the sold out shows through the tour.
The band who pride themselves in their upbringing in gritty New York
City were even taken aback by seeing how rugged the street life there
is. "We were leaving a restauraunt and saw an armed robbery that
ended in a shoot-out. It was insane! "
Most Precious Blood also just released their new full-length Merciless
on Trustkill Records which upholds their potent mesh of hardcore, stinging
metal riffs, and goth aesthetic in their sound. The band also keeps
politics and outspokenness on the world alive in their lyrics and imagery.
Merciless is the second album by the band to be banned because of its
cover art, the booklet displaying a very life-like corpse who has rotting
in his apartment. "It wasn't done for shock value, its portraying
reality. It's a young guy who dies in his apartment and no one cares
enough to find out why he isn't around anymore." Even more ironic
is the band got more heat from this album cover than their last one
Our Lady Of Annihilation which had an image of the Virgin Mary with
dynamite strapped to her chest.
True to form, Merciless has lyrical ammo throughout and pulls no punches
while talking about religion as fueling war, animal rights, veganism
and commercialism's imposition on the punk scene.
"When we went to write this album, we had nothing prepared and
I thought we would be stuck for material, but after a few weeks we were
hard-pressed to make a decision on what to include in the album."
The band is made up of guitarists Justin Brannan and Rachel Rosen, bassist
Matty Miller, vocalist Rob Fusco and drummer Colin (the twelfth in a
rotating cast which still draws Spinal Tap comparisons) and formed in
the summer of 2000 after the breakup of notable hardcore band Indecision,
of which Rachel and Justin were members. The relentlessness of their
guitars and the fury of their words have landed Most Precious Blood
on MTV2's Headbanger's Ball as well as on the pages of Alternative Press
and Revolver Magazine and have seen them tour with Bleeding Through,
Rise Against, The Explosion and Remembering Never.
11/1 Chicago, IL Metro
11/2 Manchester, NH Bombshelter
11/3 Buffalo, NY Showplace Theater
11/4 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
11/5 Louisville, KY The Gate
11/6 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
11/9 Birmingham, AL 4th & 16th Space
11/10 Jacksonville, FL Fuel
11/14 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
11/15 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
11/16 Fayetteville, NC Jester's Pub
11/17 Jacksonville, NC Planet Rock
11/18 Baltimore, MD Sonar
11/23 Orono, ME (Bangor) Ushuaia
- PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS sign to Abacus Recordings
On 06/06/06 the band plans to release a follow up to 2004's Up In Them
Guts, which was released on No Idea Records. The band still plans to
continue their relationship with No Idea, as they are scheduled to release
the vinyl version of the new record.
Planes Mistaken For Stars lead singer and guitarist Gared O'Donnell
had this to say regarding the new signing:
"Dear friends, naysayers and newcomers:
Our next record will come out 06/06/06 on Abacus Recordings, and No
Idea will do the vinyl. Abacus are good eggs and if anyone has a problem
with any of this start your own band or eat shit; either way try and
have fun with it. Our future's so bright we gotta wear shades. See you
Gared & Planes Mistaken For Stars
p.s. Thanx to all of you, who in the last 24 months, have shared your
floors, beds, whiskey, ears, knowledge, love, etc. with us. Your support
and kindness have been immeasurable."
- SHADOWS FALL The Art of Touring DVD Set For A November 15th Release;
Brian Fair Hosts Headbangers Ball
Century Media Records have set November 15th as the release date for
SHADOWS FALL's The Art of Touring DVD, their first ever DVD release.
The Art of Touring features over two hours of on-the-road antics and
live performances filmed from 2002 through 2004 on The Art of Balance
album touring cycle while on the road in the US, Europe and Japan. Also
featured here are all six of the band's promotional videos to date from
"Thoughts Without Words" to "Idiot Box" to "Inspiration
On Demand." Several guest appearances, rare cover songs and a special
tribute to Darrell Dimebag Abbott (filmed during Shadows Fall's tour
with Damageplan in the Fall of 2004) round out the DVD.
Brian Fair (vocals) will also be this week's Headbangers Ball special
host on Saturday, Oct. 1st interviewing Underoath, so be sure to tune
in to MTV2 at 10PM EST/7PM PST.
The group also recently shot a video for the track "Enlightened
By The Cold" with longtime director Zach Merck (12 Stones, Atreyu).
The clip portrays what a day in the life with SHADOWS FALL is like on
Ozzfest and it is tentatively set to make its Fuse and MTV2 debut late
SHADOWS FALL annihilated thousands of people every night on the main
stage at this year's Ozzfest with their highly energetic and captivating
live performances. Their stunning blend of hard rock and thrash metal
was welcomed by the masses with open arms. The group's latest album,
The War Within, originally debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 chart
and it is quickly approaching 250,000 units scanned in just under a
year's time led by the strength of the Active Rock hits "What Drives
The Weak" and "Inspiration On Demand." The album garnered
accolades in such mainstream publications as Billboard, Blender and
Giant, among others while SHADOWS FALL were also hailed as a "Band
To Watch In 2005" by Rolling Stone, Spin and Stuff magazine.
- CIRCULUS have just shot a promo for ‘My Body Is Made Of Sunlight’.
This will be released as a double A Sided single with ‘Swallow’
on October 24th. It is released as a limited 7” in two colours
(bright green & yellow) and as a 3 Track CD EP, featuring La Rotta
which was only previously available on the vinyl version of the highly
acclaimed debut album, ‘The Lick On The Tip Of An Envelope Yet
To Be Sent’.
The Band will be embarking on a nationwide UK tour in November. Check
the ‘on tour’ section of this newsletter for dates.
‘Swallow/My Body Is Made of Sunlight’ (RISE657"/MCD)
is released in the UK on Oct 24 2005.
- Rise Above Records Sign TAINT
We are very excited to announce the signing of Welsh Post Hardcore/melodic
Sludge Monsters, Taint.
Debut album; ‘The Ruin Of Nova Roma’ was mixed in Los Angeles
by Alex Newport (Fudge Tunnel, At The Drive In, The Mars Volta, Melvins,
The Icarus Line etc).
‘The Ruin Of Nova Roma’ is album of the month in the forthcoming
issue of Rocksound Magazine, UK.
To coincide with it’s release, the band embark on a UK tour with
Relapse Recording Artists, Burst.
‘The Ruin Of Nova Roma’(RISE66CD) is released in the UK
on Oct 24 2005.
Taint On Tour With Burst – October 2005
24th Manchester Star & Garter
25th Glasgow Barfly
26th Birmingham Bar Academy
27th London Barfly
28th Exeter Cavern 220
29th Nottingham Rock City
- CAPRICORNS Full Length
Thee monolithic cavemen of instru-prog metal have completed work on
their debut full-length album, ‘Ruder Forms Survive’. Recorded
in a former GDR radio broadcast centre in Berlin, Ruder Forms Survive
sees Capricorns up the sonic ante whilst still maintaining a deep love
for the purity and tradition of The Riff.
It’s an unfathomable Armageddonesque combination of Amebix punk
attitude crossed with a doomed out, Ummagumma era Pink Floyd, propelled
by deepest swing this side of John Bonham. Trendy specky instro-nerds
bail out of town – now!
The band embark on a headlining UK tour with Southern power crust exponents
‘Ruder Forms Survive’ (RISECD/LP67) is released in the UK
on October 31st.
- SHEAVY”s long awaited fantastic new album, Republica, finally
hits the stores this month. Filled with infectious riffs and mind trapping
melodies, Republica is this Canadian quartets catchiest album to date.
The closest to Ozzy Era Black Sabbath you will ever hear? We haven’t
heard anyone else come closer!
'Republica' (RISECD58) is released in the UK on Oct 17th.
- SEPULTURA Reunion?
SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has told Scoop of the Columbus, Ohio radio
station The Blitz WBZX 99.7 FM that he is open to the possibility of
one day reuniting with his SEPULTURA bandmates. Cavalera left SEPULTURA
in early 1997 following the other bandmembers' decision to fire the
group's manager, Gloria Cavalera, who is married to Max and continues
to represent him through her Oasis Management company. In an interview
that will air Sunday night (October 2) at 11:00 p.m. during "The
Really Loud Guitar Show" on The Blitz WBZX 99.7 FM, Max said, "[I'm]
looking forward to one day actually, eventually touring together [with
SEPULTURA], or just doing some shows together. I was on tour with [BLACK]
SABBATH [a few] months ago in Europe. They hated each other at one point,
and now they're playing together [again]. And that was, for me, very
cool, very kind of like... Yeah, there is a chance here, it's not all
over. So maybe it [the reunion] will happen. I don't know. I'm not thinking
about that. I've got... SOULFLY's really in full motion right now with
the new record and everything. But eventually if that happens, it will
be cool for me, it will be cool for thousands of fans, so, you know,
let's see what happens, you know what I'm saying?!"
Download an MP3 file containing Max's comment on the possibility of
a reunion with SEPULTURA at this location http://www.blabbermouth.net/Max_SepReunion.mp3
- CANNIBAL CORPSE to start recording new album!
On October 17th, we will be entering Mana studios in St. Petersburg
Florida to begin recording our 10th studio album. Erik Rutan will be
at the helm as producer. The recording and mixing should be complete
by December, and the album's release date will hopefully be sometime
in March of 2006. After the release, we look forward to getting out
on the road and performing for all of our great fans worldwide.
As for the new album, we are doing everything we can to make sure it's
the heaviest, most brutal one we've ever made. We have 11 songs completed
and if possible we'd like to write one or two more before entering the
studio. Check the website for tour dates and studio reports in the coming
- THE CROWN 3 DVD set ready for release!
Metal Blade Records will release a 3 DVD set, entitled 14 Years of No
Tomorrow, of the gone, but not forgotten Deaththrashers of The Crown.
This is the ultimate item for any fan of the Swedish pioneers, who unfortunately
disbanded in 2004. 3 DVDs full of rare and never before seen material!
The first DVD includes an 80-minute documentary from the beginnings
of the band in 1990 until the very end in 2004! The other two DVDs feature
loads of live shows and clips.
Here is the complete track listing.
The Road to Nowhere Documentary
Deathexplosion in the Sky
Wacken Open Air 2002
1. House of Hades
2. Crowned in Terror
4. Under the Whip
5. Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
7. World Below
8. Face of Destruction/Deep Hit of Death
9. 1999 Revolution 666
Summer Breeze Open Air 2003
11. Under the Whip
12. Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
14. World Below
16. 1999 Revolution 666
17. Total Satan
18. Death Metal Holocaust
Party San Open Ait 2002
19. Crowned in Terror
21. Executioner (Slayer of the Light)
22. World Below
23. The Poison
24. Under the Whip
25. Back From the Grave
26. Black Lightning
27. The Serpent Garden
28. 1999 Revolution 666
29. Death Metal Holocaust
30. Total Satan
Essen, Germany 2000
31. Executioner (Slayer of the Light)
32. The Poison
33. Angels Die
34. Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
36. Black From the Grave
38. Kill (The Priest)
39. Totall Satan
Electric Nights Bootleg Compilation
1. Seventh Gate (Angered, Sweden 1992)
2. Beyond Where Darknewss Dwells (Trollhattan, Sweden 1992)
3. Last Rite (Trollhattan, Sweden 1992)
4. In Tears (Previously unreleased – Trollhattan, Sweden 1992)
5. Beautiful Evil Soul (Trollhattan, Sweden 1997)
6. Death of God (Rotterdam, Holland 1998)
7. Forget the Light (Gent, Belgium 1998)
8. The Black Heart (Beveren, Belgium 1998)
9. Candles (Beveren, Belgium 1998)
10. Black Lightning (Lorain, USA 2000)
11. Back From the Grave (Springfiel,d USA 2000)
12. In Bitterness and Sorrow (Springfield, USA 2000)
13. Kill (The Priest) (Brooklyn, USA 2000)
14. Give You Hell (Bengtsfors, Sweden 2001)
15. Deathexplosion (Tampa, USA 2002)
16. Angels Die (San Francisco, USA 2002)
17. Crowned in Terror (Stockholm, Sweden 2002)
18. Face of Destruction/Deep Hit of Death (Trollhatta,n Sweden 2002)
- AS I LAY DYING
Tour w/ Slipknot and UNEARTH
10/19 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
10/21 Moline, IL The Mark of the Quad Cities
10/22 Kansas City, MO Kansas City International Raceway
10/24 Detroit, MI State Theatre
10/25 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
10/26 Syracuse, NY Club Tundra w/ UNEARTH, IF HOPE DIES and THE CLASSIC
STRUGGLE, no Slipknot
10/27 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
10/28 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
10/29 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock w/ UNEARTH and THE CLASSIC STRUGGLE,
10/30 New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square
10/31 New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square
11/01 New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square
11/03 Lewiston, ME The Colisee
11/04 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
11/05 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi Arena
11/06 Orono, ME Ushuaia w/ UNEARTH and The Mercury Switch, no Slipknot
11/07 Worcester, MA Palladium
11/08 Worcester, MA Palladium
11/09 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues Atlantic City
11/11 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
11/12 Rockford, IL Rockford Metro Centre
11/13 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium
11/15 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Ballroom
- THE RED CHORD
Tour w/ Converge, Darkest Hour and Municipal Waste
11/04 Latham, NY Saratoga Winners
11/05 Washington, DC The Nation
11/06 Erie, PA Forward Hall
11/07 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
11/08 Detroit, MI St Andrew’s Hall
11/09 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
11/10 Sauget, IL Pop’s
11/11 Nashville, TN Rocketown
11/12 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/16 Jacksonville, FL Thee Imperial
11/17 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle
11/18 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
11/19 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
11/20 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
- BOLT THROWER
1/04 Enschede, Holland, Atak
1/05 Hamburg, Germany, Markthalle
1/06 Leipzig, Germany, Hellraiser
1/07 Berlin, Germany, SO36
1/08 Stavenhagen, Germany, Tankhaus
1/09 Warsaw, Poland, Proxima
1/10 Krakow, Poland, Extreme
1/11 Prague, Czech Republic, Rock Café
1/12 Munich, Germany, Backstage
1/13 Wels, Austria, Alter Schlachthof
1/14 Vienna, Austria, Planet Music
1/15 Budapest, Hungary, Blue Hell
1/18 Prato, Italy, Anomalia Club
1/19 Brescia, Italy, La Sfinge
1/20 Wil, Switzerland, Remise
1/21 Andernach, Germany, Juz
1/22 Groningen, Holland, Vera
1/24 Rotterdam, Holland, Baroeg
1/26 Essen, Germany, Zeche Carl
1/27 Cottbus, Germany, Glad-House
1/28 Munster, Germany, Live Arena
1/29 Hasselt, Belgium, Musiek-O-Drom
1/30 Paris, France, La Locomotive
2/02 Stuttgradt, Germany, Rohre
2/03 Bad Salzungen, Germany, Kallewerk
2/04 Trier, Germany, Exil
2/05 Tilburg, Holland, 013
- SPITFIRE inks new deal with Goodfellow Records
Goodfellow Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Virginia metalcore
quintet SPITFIRE to a new two album deal. The band, who recorded a CDEP
for Goodfellow in 2001, is currently working on a new upcoming full-length
album. It will be their first new release in four years.
"We couldn't be happier to have Spitfire as an addition to our
lovely family of bands," says Goodfellow label owner Chris Logan.
"2006 couldn't come soon enough, so the world can hear the new
chapter in this bands career."
The band is spending the month of September recording at Red Planet
studios in Virginia with producer Andreas Magnusson (Black Dahlia Murder,
Scarlet). The album, tentatively entitled Self-Help, will be released
in early 2006.
The Slideshow Whiplash
One of the most intense, insane and bordering on out of control records
to maybe ever be released. This defines genres and is leaps and bounds
beyond bands like Converge and Dillinger Escape Plan.
SPITFIRE to date:
Virginia's SPITFIRE issued several releases themselves and contributed
to a number of compilation discs before jumping to Solid State Records
(Underoath, Zao, Norma Jean), the aggressive music imprint label of
Tooth and Nail Records (Further Seems Forever, MxPx). The band, then
a trio, released The Dead Next Door, its only full-length for Solid
State, in 1999. Following their stint on the label, Spitfire would regroup
as a quartet, while issuing a CDEP on Goodfellow Records, The Sideshow
Whiplash, in 2001. After months of rumors, the band broke up in late
2001, with several members moving on to other projects.
The band has recently reformed, adding guitarist Scottie Henry from
the metal outfit Norma Jean and Dan Tulloh from the shock rocking Scarlet.
Musically, SPITFIRE plays a hybrid of metal and hardcore that is comparable
to bands such as Every Time I Die, The Melvins, and even Deadguy as
well as the speedy punk rock of Hot Snakes. Fans of frantic, chaotic,
technical metalcore should check out this underrated and under-appreciated
band when their new album, currently entitled Self-Help, is released
in early 2006.
- OPETH ON THE ROAD!
Swedish Rock innovators OPETH have arrived on the world stage in a major
way. Their new album, GHOST REVERIES, sold 15,000 copies in it's first
week, tripling the band's best-ever first week sales to date, and placing
the record at #1 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Chart, #8 on the
Top Hard Music Chart and #64 on the Top 200 Albums Chart for the week.
The video for the first single from the album, "The Grand Conjuration,"
can currently be seen on MTV2's Headbangers Ball and on Fuse.
An album that Kerrang calls "baffling, utterly hypnotic and quite,
quite brilliant" GHOST REVERIES finds itself in strange company,
sharing the chart with the likes of Lifehouse, The Eagles, and Guns
N' Roses. But as the sales of bands like The Mars Volta, System Of A
Down, and Queens Of The Stone Age can attest, the audience for groundbreaking,
interesting music grows over time so Opeth's path is well laid out.
In support of the new album, the band is set to embark on the North
American leg of the GHOST REVERIES World Tour. The outing begins on
October 9th in Phoenix, Arizona and will run through North America through
mid-November 2005. Supporting the band directly on this run will be
Pelican (through Oct 22nd) then Nevermore (beginning the 24th). Openers
Fireball Ministry (through Oct 30) then Into Eternity (beginning the
31st) have recently been added to the bill.
This week's International chart debuts for GHOST REVERIES were equally
Netherlands 'Scherpe Rand van Platenland' charts - #1
Swedish charts - #4.
Finnish charts - #11.
Norwegian charts - #21
Australian charts - #35
Dutch charts - #38.
German charts - #39.
United Kingdom charts - #62.
French charts - #72.
Danish charts - #84.
With notoriously lengthy songs (many surpassing the 8-minute mark) the
band are just hitting their stride after about 30 minutes playing music,
about the length of their sets on the summer of 2005's SOUNDS OF THE
UNDERGROUND tour. "After only being able to play 3 or 4 songs on
SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND, it will be great to have the freedom to do
a 90-minute set encompassing our wide repertoire," says vocalist
Mikael Akerfeldt of the band's extended stage time on this outing.
Kerrang! has praised GHOST REVERIES as "The best album that anyone
will produce this year," and The Aquarian Weekly agrees saying
it has "decimated any competition (for best metal release of the
year)." Critics all over the world are celebrating OPETH's ability
to weave an intricate sonic web unlike any on the rock scene today.
Witness the 'conjuration' for yourself!
The GHOST REVERIES World Tour - North America:
Sun/Oct 09 PHOENIX, AZ MARQUEE THEATRE
Mon/Oct 10 LOS ANGELES, CA HOUSE OF BLUES
Tue/Oct 11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA FILLMORE
Fri/Oct 14 VANCOUVER, BC COMMODORE
Sat/Oct 15 SEATTLE, WA EL COREZON
Mon/Oct 17 SALT LAKE CITY, UT LOFI CAF?
Tue/Oct 18 DENVER,CO OGDEN THEATRE
Thu/Oct 20 DALLAS, TX TREES
Fri/Oct 21 HOUSTON, TX MERIDIAN
Sat/Oct-22 SAN ANTONIO, TX WHITE RABBIT
Mon/Oct 24 LAWRENCE, KS BOTTLENECK
Tue/Oct25 ST. LOUIS, MO POP'S
Wed/Oct 26 CHICAGO, IL HOUSE OF BLUES
Thu/Oct 27 DETROIT, MI HARPO'S
Fri/Oct28 TORONTO, ON OPERA HOUSE
Sat/Oct 29 MONTREAL, QC MEDLEY
Sun/Oct 30 WORCESTER, MA PALLADIUM
Fri/Nov 04 BUFFALO, NY SHOWPLACE THEATRE
Sat/Nov 05 SPRINGFIELD, VA JAXX
Sun/Nov 06 CLEVELAND,OH HOUSE OF BLUES
Mon/Nov 07 WINSTON-SALEM, NC ZIGGY'S
Tue/Nov 08 ATLANTA, GA ROXY
Wed/Nov09 ORLANDO, FL HOUSE OF BLUES
Fri/Nov11 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL CULTURE ROOM
- THOR STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
After conquering over 40 cities and towns in as many days, Thor The
Mighty Rock Warrior was struck down by an unimaginably powerful bolt
This unthinkable event took place in Portland where he was performing
for dazzled audiences. As he placed the steel bar to his lips in order
to bend it in half with his muscular arms lightning split the sky and
struck him down. He managed to finish the show, but immediately afterwards
was rushed into the care of Venus (nurse to the Gods). Due to these
unforseen circumstances Thor was forced to cancel the remaining dates
on the tour.
He is quite fully recovered now and plans to tour again this winter.
Look for dates soon!
THOR was on the cover of the following publications which all ran features
on the man, the myth - The Mighty Rock Warrior!
- ARSIS complete work on their brand new MCD, A Diamond For Disease
Hot on the heels from their critically acclaimed debut, A Celebration
of Guilt, the unstoppable ARSIS continue to fry minds and melt frets
with their brand new 3-song EP, A Diamond for Disease. Featuring the
13-minute title track, originally composed as a score for NYC's Ballet
Deviare, A Diamond for Disease is an ultimate magnum opus of epic melodic
death metal that explores layer upon layer of romantic lead guitar,
that effortlessly manages to swim and dart between spidery mazes of
mutating rhythms that recall the very best of ...And Justice For All
and Heartwork. This is by far the band's most advanced material to date,
as it was written from a standpoint of orchestral-like complexity, and
as such, embraces a painstaking degree of detail in both harmony arrangement
and melodic counterpoint. Look no further&A Diamond for Disease
is an absolute swirling vortex of symphonic riff-o-rama destined to
be 2005's most powerful sonic orgasm. A Diamond For Disease was recorded
with Eyal Levi (Misery Index) at Hairy Breakfast Productions and mastered
by James Murphy (Death, Testament, Disincarnate). The artwork and layout
was created by the talented Mark Riddick.
ARSIS will perform LIVE with Ballet Deviare January 6th - 8th at 59E59
THEATERS in New York City. Please see http://www.balletdeviare.org/
for more information about this special performance.
ARSIS' A Diamond For Disease will be released in stores on October 25,
2005. A 3 minute sample of the epic 13 minute title track is available
at ARSIS' official website, http://www.worshipdepraved.com/,
and Willowtip's official website, http://www.willowtip.com/
- BRAND NEW
SIN TOUR UPDATE
To cap off a tremendous 2005 that has also seen the group tour alongside
Motorhead, Corrosion of Conformity, Zeke, Life of Agony and Scum of
the Earth, the Syracuse-based hard rock quintet BRAND NEW SIN have secured
the direct support slot on the upcoming Black Label Society tour, which
kicks off in St. Petersburg, Fl. on Oct. 14. This five-week, major market
trek will coincide with the release of their new video for upcoming
single "Days Are Numbered," shot by acclaimed director Dale
Resteghini (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed).
BRAND NEW SIN W/Black Label Society
10/14 Jannus Landing Saint Petersburg, FL
10/15 Club Cinema Pompano Beach, FL
10/16 House of Blues Charleston, SC
10/19 Millennium Center Winston-Salem, NC
10/20 Nation Washington, DC
10/22 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
10/23 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
10/25 Avalon Boston, MA
10/26 Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, NY
10/28 Sonar Baltimore, MD
10/29 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH
10/30 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel Providence, RI
10/31 The Hippodrome Springfield, MA
11/02 Bijou Theatre Toledo, OH
11/04 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
11/05 Bogart's Cincinnati, OH
11/06 The Eagles Club (The Rave) Milwaukee, WI
11/08 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
11/09 State Theater Detroit, MI
11/11 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
11/12 Congress Theatre Chicago, IL
11/13 The Quest Minneapolis, MN
11/17 House of Blues San Diego, CA
11/19 Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA
11/20 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
- DEW-SCENTED TOUR UPDATE
Didn't get enough of DEW-SCENTED on Issue VI's 45 minutes and 55 seconds?
True, the prospect of this German band playing their pure-bred, aggressive,
unpredicatably volatile, and pummelling thrash metal in a live setting
is a fearsome one, but fears are meant to be conquered!
Among the most bludgeoning bands spawned from the interstitial areas
where the genres of savage thrash and vile death metal meet, DEW-SCENTED
are not simply a musical riot of broken bones. Capturing the frenzy
of the music they were raised on, DEW-SCENTED play with enough genuine
ferocity to engage even the shortest attention span - and induce instant
States vocalist Leif Jensen: "DEW-SCENTED are like some kind of
wild animal. On our recordings, we're caged; there's still aggresssion
there, but it's contained, it's safe. What people really want to see
is for that animal to be let loose. That's when DEW-SCENTED really come
alive - when we play live."
Take a good look into the future of the New School of Thrash with DEW-SCENTED
and deliver yourself into their hellfire.
DEW-SCENTED blister across North America with Vader & Decapitated
11/07 BB Kings Blues Club New York City, NY
11/08 Peebody's Down Under Cleveland, OH
11/09 Joes on Wood St. Chicago, IL
11/10 Ascot Room Minneapolis, MN
11/11 Royal Albert Arms Winnipeg, MB CANADA
11/12 Exchange Regina, SK CANADA
11/13 Roxy On Broadway Saskatoon, SK CANADA
11/14 Starlite Room Edmonton, AB CANADA
11/15 Warehouse Calgary, AB CANADA
11/16 Richards on Richards Vancouver, BC CANADA
11/17 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
11/19 The Pound at Pier 96 San Francisco, CA
11/20 House of Blues Hollywood, CA
11/21 Galaxy Theatre Santa Ana, CA
11/22 The Clubhouse Tempe, AZ
11/24 El Palacio Ballroom Corpus Christi, TX
11/25 Sanctuary San Antonio, TX
11/26 Mary Jane's Houston, TX
11/27 Pugatory Oklahoma City, OK
11/28 Creepy Crawl St. Louis, MO
11/29 Elbo's Dayton, OH
11/30 Albie's Bar Utica, NY
- FIREBALL MINISTRY SET FOR A FALL TOUR WITH OPETH IN OCTOBER AND CKY
TREK IN NOVEMBER;
BAND TO PERFORM WITH JUDAS PRIEST SEPTEMBER 23 IN MOUNT PLEASANT, MI;
NEW ALBUM THEIR ROCK IS NOT OUR ROCK,
OUT OCTOBER 18 ON LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC
Having just wrapped a successful five-week nationwide trek alongside
CKY, the Los Angeles-based hard rock quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY are now
set for a month-long tour with Opeth, Pelican and Nevermore beginning
October 9 in Phoenix. In November, the band--whose new offering THEIR
ROCK IS NOT OUR ROCK (Liquor and Poker Music) is due out October 18--will
rejoin CKY for the second leg of the "Rock Adio" tour sponsored
by Adio footwear. In addition, FIREBALL MINISTRY will open for the legendary
Judas Priest on Friday, September 23 in Mount Pleasant, MI.
For THEIR ROCK IS NOT OUR ROCK -- the follow-up to FIREBALL MINISTRY's
critically acclaimed The Second Great Awakening (2003)-- the band reteamed
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 which LA Weekly described as "timeless hard rock
excellence...magnificently heavy." Album highlights include the
rhythmically menacing opener "It Flies Again," and other hypnotic
tracks like "In The End" and "The Broken."
FIREBALL MINISTRY -- JAMES A. ROTA II (vocalist/guitarist), EMILY J.
BURTON (guitarist), JOHN ORESHNICK (drums) and new bassist JOHNY CHOW
(ex-Systematic) -- recently shot a video for their first single - Sundown,
a thunderous rocker currently buzzing at radio. Directed by Brandon
Trost (Josh Todd, Old 97's) and described by frontman ROTA as "being
in the true vein of a classic rock video and not to be taken ironically,"
the video will premiere on both MTV2 and Fuse in October.
Listen to FIREBALL MINISTRY's "Sundown" by clicking on the
With Opeth and Pelican
10/9 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
10/10 Hollywood, CA House of Blues
10/11 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
10/12 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
10/14 Vancouver, BC Commodore
10/15 Seattle, WA El Corazon
10/17 Salt Lake City, UT Lo-Fi Caf?
10/18 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
10/20 Dallas, TX Trees
10/21 Houston, TX Meridian
10/22 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
With Opeth and Nevermore
10/24 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck
10/25 Sauget, IL Pop's
10/26 Chicago, IL House of Blues
10/27 Detroit, MI Harpos
10/28 Toronto, ON Opera House
10/29 Montreal, QC Medley
10/30 Worcester, MA Palladium
10/31 Philadelphia, PA TBA
11/1 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
11/2 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
11/4 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/5 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
11/6 Orlando, FL House of Blues
11/7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
11/9 Tallahassee, FL Beta Bar
11/10 Little Rock, AR Juanita's
11/12 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
11/15 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
11/16 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
- NUMBERS FROM THE BEAST - AN ALL STAR SALUTE TO IRON MAIDEN OUT OCTOBER
11TH ON RESTLESS
On October 11th, Iron Maiden fans the world over will have something
new to get excited about as the newly re-launched Restless Records releases
Numbers From The Beast: An All Star Salute to Iron Maiden, a tribute
to the legendary band. The album, which features Maidens own Paul Di'Anno
and marks Restless' return to its metal and punk roots, is Produced
by Grammy Award winner and tribute album pioneer Bob Kulick (KISS, Metallica,
Aerosmith) along with Brett Chassen and features appearances from current
or former members of Iron Maiden, KISS, AC/DC, Motorhead, Anthrax, Dio,
Judas Priest, Testament, Twisted Sister, Extreme, Whitesnake, Slaughter,
Helmet, Dokken and many others.
"It's a fitting salute to an awesome band and may be the best tribute
I've ever produced. I really like what we've done to these amazing songs,
and more importantly, the band approves," says Kulick of the album.
Numbers From The Beast features 11 classic Iron Maiden tunes revamped
in honor of the band/s 25th anniversary. The final track listing, complete
with stellar rock personnel is as follows:
1. Run To The Hills
V - Robin McAuley (MSG)
LG - Michael Schenker (MSG)
RG - Pete Fletcher (Pygmy Love Circus)
B - Tony Franklin (The Firm)
D - Brian Tichy (Billy Idol)
2. Wasted Years
V - Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
LG - George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob)
RG - Bob Kulick (Paul Stanley Band, Meatloaf)
B - Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Foreigner)
D - Jason Bonham (Bonham, Foreigner)
V - Paul Di'Anno (Iron Maiden)
LG - Alex Skolnick (Testament)
RG - Chris Traynor (Helmet, Bush)
B - Frank Bello (Helmet, Anthrax)
D - John Tempesta (Helmet, Testament)
4. Flight Of Icarus
V - Ripper Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth)
G - Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio)
B - Jimmy Bain (Dio, Rainbow)
D - Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC)
5. Fear Of The Dark
V - Chuck Billy (Testament)
G - Craig Goldy (Dio)
B - Rickie Phillips (Styx)
D - Mikkey Dee (Motorhead)
6. The Trooper
V - Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead)
G - Phil Campbell (Motorhead)
G - Rocky George (Fishbone, Suicidal Tendencies)
B - Chuck Wright (Alice Cooper, Quiet Riot)
D - Chris Slade (AC/DC)
7. Aces High
V - Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Soul Sirkus)
G - Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme, Dramagods)
B - Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Niacin)
D - Vinnie Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio)
8. 2 Minutes To Midnight
V - Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple, Rainbow)
G - Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, Poison)
G -Bob Kulick (Paul Stanley Band, Meatloaf)
B -Tony Franklin (The Firm)
D - Chris Slade (AC/DC, The Firm)
9. Can I Play With Madness?
V - Mark Slaughter (Slaughter)
G - Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk)
B - Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent)
D - Aynsley Dunbar (David Bowie, Whitesnake)
10. The Evil That Men Do
V - Chris Jericho (WWE Wrestler, Fozzy)
G - Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X)
RG - Bob Kulick (Paul Stanley Band, Meatloaf)
B - Mike Inez (Alice In Chains, Ozzy Osbourne)
D- Brent Fitz (Vince Neil, Union)
11. The Wickerman
V - Jon Bush (Anthrax, Armored Saint)
LG - Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint)
G - Scott Ian (Anthrax)
B - Blasko (Rob Zombie)
D - Ben Graves (Murderdolls)
BV - Jason Miller (Godhead)
The cover of every official Iron Maiden album has featured a zombie
called "Eddie." Eddie has been painted by artist Derek Riggs
for 20 years. Numbers From The Beast cover art was naturally painted
by Riggs and is a must-have for any Maiden fan.
Numbers From the Beast marks the first release on the newly revamped
Restless Records. William Hein, current president of Rykodisc and former
head of Enigma Records, co-founded Restless in 1985 as a punk and metal
sub-label of Enigma. Restless became a stand-alone label after Capitol-EMI
acquired Enigma, and was subsequently acquired by Rykodisc in 2003.
Now, back with a new sound and logo, Restless returns to its roots with
the Maiden salute, as well as an upcoming reissue from California punk
outfit 45 Grave. Metal
- THROWDOWN & SOULFLY TOUR!
Get ready for one of the most brutal tours of the fall! Orange County
Haymakers, Throwdown will embark on a national tour with metal heroes
Soulfly. This is a perfect match as Throwdown, who were proclaimed the
"future of metal" by Revolver were inspired by Soulfly vocalist,
Max Cavalera and his work with legendary metal group, Sepultura (Throwdown
even covered Sepultura's "Roots Bloody Roots" in their live
set). This tour is the latest in a long string of impressive road time
put in by Throwdown, who spent the summer among the featured artists
on The Sounds Of The Underground tour alongside Lamb Of God, Gwar and
Every Time I Die. Tours preceding the summer saw the band as direct
support for Lamb Of God in the US and Europe as well as on the road
with Norma Jean and As I Lay Dying. Throwdown released their latest
full-length, Vendetta in late June which has already scanned an impressive
30,000 + albums. The new album has been heralded by critics and fans
alike for its wrecking ball sized pit anthems and hardcore hostility.
Vocalist, Dave Peters commands with his monster truck sized timber and
venomous verbals. Many have seen Throwdown arrive into heavy music as
the natural link between metal like Pantera and hardcore such as Agnostic
Unlike those previously mentioned bands, Throwdown are straight edge,
which means that they abstain from drugs and alcohol. The band also
makes time in their daily schedule for exercise, even bringing weights
with them on tour. This healthy lifestyle helps Throwdown to dominate
and destroy any time they take the stage, even during Ozzfest 04, where
the band were required to play as early as 9:00am in 90 degree heat.
The group, which includes Peters, Dom Macaluso (bass), Matt Mentley
(guitar) and new drummer, Ben Dussault (who was the original vocalist
for A Simple Plan) turn shows into a full contact event, replete with
acrobatic spins and mid-air leaps.
Among those who are taking notice is MTV who will have the band as featured
guests on Headbangers Ball for the second time as well as Fuse TV who
will have the band on their Metal Asylum program (Throwdown have previously
been featured on Fuse's, Uranium program) .
10/12 Ft. Worth, TX Axis
10/13 Houston, TX The Meridian
10/14 Austin, TX Back Room
10/16 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
10/17 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
10/19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
10/22 Winston Salem, NC Ziggy's
10/23 Towson, MD Recher Theater
10/24 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/25 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
10/26 Boston, MA Axis
10/27 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
10/28 Allentown, PA Crododile Rock
10/29 Levittown, NY Voltage
10/31 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
11/1 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
11/2 Ft. Wayne, IN Pierre's
11/4 Sauget, IL Pop's
11/6 St. Paul, MN Station 4
11/7 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
11/9 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
- CRISIS SEEKS BASS PLAYER
Crisis regrets to announce the departure of Gia Wang, our bass player
for the last 12 years. Due to family commitments Gia will be unable
to continue to be a part of the Crisis collective. The band wishes Gia
well in all his future endeavors.
Nick Weitzel, a friend of the band, will be filling in on bass guitar
for the Exodus tour. Crisis will hold auditions for a permanent bass
player position starting in November.
We are looking for an aggressive player who can perform with a live
intensity as well as be a creative force in our improvisational style
of songwriting. We prefer a player that uses a pick unless you think
you are the next Cliff Burton. SERIOUS CANDIDATES ONLY!
1.) SEND BIO (NAME, CONTACT INFO, BAND EXPERIENCE, TOUR EXPERIENCE,
MUSICAL INFLUENCES, ANY MUSIC SCHOOL EXPERIENCE)
2.) You must learn the following 4 Crisis songs on your own and send
either an AUDIO or VIDEO with AUDIO RECORDING of you playing "A
Graveyard for Bitches," "Waking the Dead," "Politics
of Domination" and "Nomad."
Send submissions to:
Crisis Bass Player Auditions
c/o The End Records
331 Rio Grande #58
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 USA
If you are invited to audition you will have to make your own way to
California. All candidates must be willing to relocate to Southern California.
- THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER TOUR UPDATE
Even though they've only been home for a few short weeks The Black Dahlia
Murder is about to head out for their fall headlining tour with Between
the Buried and Me, Cephalic Carnage and label mates Into The Moat this
Friday. The tour, which kicks off on Sept 23rd in Buffalo, NY, will
be making stops across the US.until Oct 27th. Here's what guitarist
and madman Brian Eschbach has to say about the upcoming dates:
"We are very excited to remind you again about our upcoming tour
with Cephalic Carnage, Between the Buried and Me and Into the Moat.
All of these bands are awesome; but you don't need me to tell you that.
We can't wait to see if you can all let your balls hang low. Also, you
will get a free BDM poster if you attend a show in beach attire.
We also have some dates in Canada coming up. It's going to be a rockin'
good time in Canada this fall. It's been a year since we've done full
Canadian tour and we can't wait to go back."
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
9/23 Buffalo, NY Buffalo Icon
9/24 Worcester, MA Palladium
9/25 New York, NY Knitting Factory
9/26 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
9/27 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
9/28 Richmond, VA Alley Katz
9/29 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
9/30 Chicago, IL Logan Square
10/01 Iowa City, IA Gabe's Oasis
10/02 Minneapolis, MN Ascot Room
10/03 Kansas City, MO El Torreon
10/04 Denver, CO Rock Island
10/05 Salt Lake City, UT Lo-Fi Caf?
10/07 Seattle, WA El Corazon
10/08 Portland, OR Loveland
10/09 San Francisco, CA The Pound
10/11 Corona, CA Showcase Theatre
10/12 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
10/13 San Diego, CA Soma
10/14 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse
10/15 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
10/16 Dallas, TX Trees
10/17 San Antonio, TX Sanctuary
10/18 Houston, TX Engine Room
10/20 Ft Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
10/21 Tampa, FL Masquerade
10/22 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
10/23 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy's
10/24 Nashville, TN Exit Inn
10/25 St Louis, MO Creepy Crawl
10/26 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theatre
10/27 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Tour w/ The End and A Life Once Lost
11/03 Montreal, QC El Salon
11/04 Ottawa, ON Babyloon
11/05 Toronto, ON Reverb
11/06 London, ON Embassy Hotel
11/08 Thunder Bay, ON Warp 9 w/ Behemoth
11/09 Winnipeg, MB The Collective w/ 3 Inches of Blood
11/10 Regina, SK Odeon Event Centre w/ 3 Inches of Blood
11/11 Calgary, AB The Warehouse
11/12 Edmonton, AB The Starlite
11/14 Vancouver, BC Mesa Luna w/ 3 Inches of Blood
11/16 Boise, ID The Core w/ Cellador
11/18 Ft Collins, CO Starlight w/ Cellador
11/19 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground w/ Cellador
- STAGGERWIGG’s debut album, “Before We Drown,” will
be released in late October.
The lyrics, written by David Blanche, are an invitation into the mind
of one who has experienced life to the fullest, sometimes too far for
most peoples’ taste. He is not afraid to lay open his passions
and beliefs, as well as his shortcomings, for all to hear.
“As time goes by, I realized what does it for me, why I’m
pursuing this,” said Blanche. “What makes me spend so much
time being isolated and away from my family? Writing just gets me there.
While we were recording, there were some concerns with the lyrics to
‘Questionmark’ and me voicing my thoughts on organized religion
and politics. No matter what I write, people are going to perceive my
words the way they want to. It’s as if they put the words through
a filter inside their head and it comes out adjusted for their own life
and meaning. It’s only my opinion, and in the grand scheme of
things, I’m just not that important.”
As of today, things have never been better. Staggerwigg is evolving
together as a band, writing, and having a blast. They know the music
and the "movement" will last eternal. This is not recycled
punk rock; it is filled with attitude and passion. Sex and drugs and
rock ‘n’ roll!
The CD is available through Wigout Sounds ([email protected])
- The upcoming VEXED album, celebrating the band´s 10th year
anniversary, will be titled HELLBLAST EXTINCTION. It will include 4
new songs, 2 previously released songs in Italian, a cover of "Pleasure
To Kill" by KREATOR and 7 awesome live tracks. The CD is planned
for an early Spring 2006 release. WWW.VEXED-WEB.TK
- EURO FANS ESTABLISH "OFFICIAL" ATTACKER POLISH FAN CLUB!
Hello everyone! We are now proud to announce the formation of HEAVY
METAL HUNTERS :The OFFICIAL ATTACKER Polish Fan Club. Log on at www.truemetal.org/heavymetalhunters
This Fan Club is founded and moderated by reknowned European Promoter
Bart Gabriel of the DRAGONIGHT AGENCY! Congratulations to all as we
celebrate the establishment of Attackers first international-based Fan