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|October 11th, 2007
|October 7th, 2007
- SYSTEM OF A DOWN Guitarist Announces Band That Won't Be As Good As
System of a Down's Daron Malakian (guitars, vocals, songwriter) and
John Dolmayan (drums) have joined forces to form a new band, SCARS ON
BROADWAY. Malakian will be updating fans on the progress of Scars, and
the first update, just-posted, can be found on the band's MySpace page...http://www.myspace.com/scarsonbroadway
...and on the band's official website - http://www.scarsonbroadway.com
Malakian co-produced (with Rick Rubin) System of a Down's multi-platinum
albums "Toxicity" (2001) and the dual-disc "Mezmerize/Hypnotize"
(2005), all three of which hit the Number One spot on Billboard's Top
200 Albums chart.
- HURLEY AND CONVERSE UNITE TO PRESENT THE 2007 "RADIO REBELLION"
TOUR FEATURING CO-HEADLINERS JOB FOR A COWBOY AND BEHEMOTH
Hurley and Converse unite to present the 2007 "Radio Rebellion"
Tour, a massive, twenty eight city North American trek that will showcase
the cream of the crop of heavy music's rising stars from points across
the globe. Co-headlining the tour will be Glendale, AZ extreme metal
unit JOB FOR A COWBOY and Polish death metal troupe BEHEMOTH.
The highly-anticipated follow up to 2006's successful package tour of
the same name, this year's planned jaunt sees the "Radio Rebellion"
Tour upping the ante, especially in regards to the 'heaviness factor',
as the tour will grandstand two of underground metal's most talked about
rising artists in BEHEMOTH and JOB FOR A COWBOY. Support on the extreme
expedition will be provided by highly regarded French band GOJIRA and
Canadian technical death metal quartet BENEATH THE MASSACRE. The tour's
official admat can be viewed at this location.
JOB FOR A COWBOY, who has seen a meteoric ascent unparalleled in recent
metal history, will continue to tour in support of its debut full-length
album "GENESIS". Referred to as "the most anticipated
debut release from a metal band in years", "GENESIS"
debuted at # 54 on Billboard's Top 200 chart this past May, shifting
nearly 13,000 units in it's first week of release and joined the initial
releases from Stone Sour and Damageplan (which featured members of Slipknot
and Pantera respectively) amongst the highest charting metal debuts
to crack Billboard's Top 200 since SLIPKNOT's 1999 self-titled album.
Additionally. the band has earned a landslide of recent accolades including
being named "Best Underground Band" at the 2007 Metal Hammer
"Golden Gods Awards", one of Total Guitar's "Hottest
Guitar Bands of 2007", one of Alternative Press' 2007 "Bands
You Need to Know" and one of Revolver's "Breakthrough Bands
that will be Kicking Your Ass this Year".
Ozzfest breakthrough artists BEHEMOTH are extremely proud to be a part
of the “Radio Rebellion” tour, which is the perfect follow
up to their highly successful summer run. The tour affords the band
the opportunity to perform a longer set in more intimate settings, ultimately
providing fans with "the definitive BEHEMOTH experience".
This is also a chance for the band to perform an array of songs from
their highly acclaimed new offering, "The Apostasy", which
debuted at #149 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. While most bands struggle
to evolve and stay vital within the extreme music genre, BEHEMOTH has
managed to do so effortlessly. "The Apostasy" is destined
to continue their legacy.
"We’ve toured U.S. ten times during last few years but we
almost never had a chance to headline our own shows," BEHEMOTH
main man Nergal states. "These last few years have been about working
our asses off in order to establish our name and build a solid foundation,
and now it will finally pay off. It’s high time for us to come
back to North America and show our fans what a Behemoth set with full
production can be. I love all the bands that are joining us as there
is a lot of quality and variety on the bill. I’m thrilled to tour
with Gojira and Job for a Cowboy is phenomenal! Extremely talented band.
I can’t think of a better company for us. We’re bringing
all our lights, a full stage production, and will be delivering at least
an hour long set. We’ll be playing old stuff as well as songs
from “The Apostasy”. The Radio Rebellion Tour is going to
be massive! See you there my friends!”
On the topic of the tour, JOB FOR A COWBOY founding member Ravi Bhadriraju
comments, "To be a part of a tour along side some of the best acts
from around the world is awesome. Behemoth, Gojira and Beneath the Massacre
are all from different countries and are all amazing bands. This will
be the heaviest tour of the fall! We're excited and ready to hit the
road yet again. All of you Job for A Cowboy fans can expect a show that
will be worth your while. Look out!"
In addition to Hurley and Converse, "Radio Rebellion" 2007
tour sponsors include Revolver Magazine, Smartpunk, Metal Blade Records,
Ferret Music and Prosthetic Records. "Radio Rebellion" Co-Founder
Stewart Teggart comments, "We are very excited to launch this year's
'Rebellion Tour'. It will be 'Radio Rebellion' in the truest sense as
we've assembled four of the most extreme bands in heavy metal. Each
band on the tour this year hail from a different country and all of
them have their own unique way of delivering brutally heavy music. If
you are a fan of Metal, this tour is not to be missed! Radio Rebellion
will be the microphone for the youth by delivering what the fans want
to see and hear which is why sponsors with a similar frame of mind have
been chosen to help support the tour."
For additional information on "Radio Rebellion", please visit
the tour's online domain: www.myspace.com/radiorebellion.
"Showcasing cutting-edge artists who've built a massive grassroots
fanbase without the help of commercial radio, the Radio Rebellion Tour
signifies the shift in how today's youth discovers and identifies new
music and lifestyle trends through the media and the Internet."
The 2007 "RADIO REBELLION" TOUR featuring JOB FOR A COWBOY
(all dates include GOJIRA and BENEATH the MASSACRE)
10/18 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Live
10/19 Norfolk, VA NorVa
10/20 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
10/21 Orlando, FL House of Blues
10/22 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
10/23 Houston, TX Meridian
10/24 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
10/26 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
10/27 San Diego, CA SOMA
10/28 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
10/29 San Francisco, CA Slims
10/30 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
10/31 Seattle, WA El Corazon
11/02 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
11/03 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
11/04 St. Louis, MO Pops
11/06 Minneapolis, MN Station Four
11/07 Chicago, IL House of Blues
11/08 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
11/09 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
11/10 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
11/11 Buffalo, NY Infinity
11/12 Toronto, ON Opera House
11/13 Montreal, QC Club Soda
11/15 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
11/16 Worcester, MA Palladium
11/17 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
11/18 New York, NY Irving Plaza
- PRIMORDIAL – Reveal new album title
So we are finally finished with the recording of our sixth album, To
the Nameless Dead. After a few rain sodden weeks locked up in Foel Studios
in North Wales mastering and final artwork is now completed. This time
far away from the chaos and negative influences of a big city made the
recording process far smoother and more complete then we have ever known.
We left at the end quietly satisfied as opposed to feeling like our
nerves were shot and far more stressed then we began. Much of this we
owe to Chris Fielding who engineered it and put many long hours into
its creation and to Dave Anderson who has created something we can only
call a “good vibe” in the middle of nowhere far from the
meddling influence of civilisation….immense thanks.
The sound is of course instantly recognisable as Primordial but more
powerful then before, heavier and richer with a much more rounded sound.
Whereas The Gathering Wilderness was a dark often impenetrably bleak
work, To the Nameless Dead has found the fire in its veins to defy,
to rebel, to stand up and oppose all. This is a vast and epic album,
more pounding and full of rage than PRIMORDIAL has been for many a winter…
It is defiantly at odds with a modern metal scene that often seems to
place banality, mediocrity and safety above passion, honesty and truth.
It does not sound like a computer recorded it, it does not sound like
a procession of riffs simply poached from metals founding fathers, it
is not a mindless exercise in musical masturbation. This is Metal as
it was meant to be played. With Passion… We play music because
we have to…this is in our veins.
This is our culture, our history, our folklore, our heritage. We make
no apologies, we will not compromise. And now with our sixth album To
the Nameless Dead we are about to make our strongest statement yet…
Acta Non Verba
Ad Asperum Finem
Primordial’s To the Nameless Dead will be available in stores
and online everywhere in early 2008!
- British doom metal band SEROTONAL signed with Metal Breath Production
We are proudly presenting you a new recording of Metal Breath Production
- British atmospheric doom metal band SEROTONAL from Liverpool, England.
Serotonal's frontman is Darren White (ex-ANATHEMA, ex-BLOOD DIVINE).
The 27 minutes debut EP "The Futility Of Trying To Avoid The Unavoidable"
will be released by Metal Breath Production on 27th August 2007. More
information you can find on band sites: www.serotonal.co.uk
or Metal Breath Production site: www.metalbreath.cz/en/
Metal Breath Production
- Darkager reveals details of new album
The power/thrash metal band DARKAGER is actually recording its debut
with the production made by Thiago Bianchi, vocalist of Shaman. Recently
the band announced Silence Times Arrival as the title of the album.
It will have the artwork cover finished in September, being made by
Rodrigo Cruz, who already worked with bands like Hangar, Eyes of Shiva,
Shaman, Vers'Over, and others.
Meanwhile the fans can check the sold-out demo, Bells of Doom, which
was fully made available for download. It was was recorded with an old
line-up and doesn't show the present musical proposal of Darkager that
will be heard in the debut.
The download links are available at www.myspace.com/darkagerband
- ROB HALFORD ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION RELATIONSHIP
WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Rob Halford and Metal God Entertainment are pleased
to announce its new United States film and music distributor 'Super
D Independent Distribution' of Irvine, California. 'Halford Metal God
Essentials - Volume 1' is Super D's first NEW Halford title set to debut
September 11, 2007.
Halford Metal God Essentials - Volume 1 features thirteen (13) dynamic
Heavy Metal tracks from Rob Halford's Fight and Halford solo releases.
The Halford band's first new songs in more than four years 'Forgotten
Generation' and 'Drop Out' are also featured; as is an exclusive 2007
remix from Fight Co-Producer Attie Bauw 'Hypocrisy U.S. Remix.'
Super D is the only worldwide one-stop distributor of CD music and DVD
movie titles servicing 24+ countries. Super D's U.S. Release of Halford
Metal God Essentials - Volume 1 includes a full-color twenty (20) page
expanded booklet and Bonus Metal God DVD featuring eight (8) Halford
promotional videos in a double-jewel case. A Limited and Numbered Edition,
with enhanced 8-panel digi pak, including an original Rob Halford autograph
will be available for a very short period (Edition: 5,000).
'Super D Independent Distribution grew its core business distributing
a lot of Metal music,' adds Rob Halford. 'I am looking forward to re-connecting
and meeting many of Super D's accounts. This relationship brings a new
and powerful U.S. partner to Metal God Entertainment's new film and
music releases being produced for the global Rock and Metal audiences.
Collectively, the relationship will bring Super D and I closer to my
retail consumers throughout the U.S., and that has been one of the most
important elements of my search given the many changes seen at the retail-level.'
Fall 2007 Metal God Entertainment and Super D will debut 'Fight War
Of Words - The Film' a 5.1 documentary and concert DVD of Rob Halford's
decision to depart Metal Legends Judas Priest in 1992, and embark upon
an ambitious and un-equaled solo career. Release configurations include
a Bonus CD: 'War Of Words - Remixed / Remastered 2007.' More info coming
in October 2007!
Visit these sites for more insight on Super D Independent Distribution
and The Metal God's merchandise, digital music and film downloads:
- ROAD TO RUIN ready with self-titled debut album on October 26th!
This hot, new Swedish four piece is the brainchild of guitarist Lars
Chriss (LION'S SHARE) and bassist/ keyboard player Sampo Axelsson (LION'S
SHARE, GLENN HUGHES). "Road To Ruin" is a musical celebration
of the band's influences coming from the classic rock era and carrying
trademarks from artists such as Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple,
Led Zeppelin plus - especially when it comes to the guitar sound - Black
Sabbath. The band is completed by Thomas Broman on drums (HUGHES/ TURNER,
JOHN NORUM, ELECTRIC BOYS) and one of Sweden's highest profiled singers:
Matti Alfonzetti (SKINTRADE, JAGGED EDGE), on vocals.
The track list goes as follows: 1. The Only One, 02. Pale Rider, 03.
Face Of An Angel, 04. Pleasure And Pain, 05. For Your Soul, 06. Walk
The Line, 07.Thorn In My Side, 08. Crawling, 09. Until I See The Sun
- NOCTURNAL RITES - present special MySpace-Site for upcoming headliner
To further promote their upcoming “Nordic Metal Mayhem”
headliner tour in October/November 2007, Swedish melodic metal power-house
NOCTURNAL RITES presents you a special MySpace-Site providing you with
more tour-related info as well as the chance to take part in an exclusive
competition in the coming weeks. So keep a close look at www.myspace.com/nordicmetalmayhem
and prepare your neck for some massive Nordic Metal Mayhem coming to
a town near you!
Here are the exact dates:
“Nordic Metal Mayhem” Tour 2007
With THUNDERSTONE, CAST IN SILENCE
Oct. 20 (JP) Tokyo - Loud Park Festival **
Oct. 27 (CH) Lenzburg - Metal Inferno Fest
Oct. 28 (F) Paris - La Boule Noire
Oct. 30 (E) Madrid – Sala Heineken
Oct. 31 (E) Barcelona - Mephisto
Nov. 1 (I) Milano - Transilvania
Nov. 2 (D) Munich - Metropolis
Nov. 3 (CZ) Zlin - Masters of Rock Cafe
Nov. 4 (AT) Vienna - Viperroom
Nov. 5 (D) Nurnberg - Hirsch
Nov. 6 (D) Losheim - Eisenbahnhalle
Nov. 7 (D) Essen - Turock
Nov. 8 (D) Hannover - Musikzentrum Nord
Nov. 9 (D) Osnabruck - Bastard Club
Nov. 10 (NL) Weert - Bosuil
Nov. 11 (D) Hamburg - Markthalle
** = Just NOCTURNAL RITES
NOCTURNAL RITES – Swedish dates:
Aug. 31 (S) Örnsköldsvik @ Musikens Hus
Sep. 01 (S) Östersund @ Gamla Tingshuset
Sep. 05 (S) Stockholm @ Klubben
Sep. 06 (S) Malmö @ KB
Sep. 07 (S) Göteborg @ Sticky Fingers
Sep. 08 (S) Kristianstad @ Scala
Sep. 09 (S) Gävle @ Wasteland
- THE BONES - sign to Century Media Records!
Century Media Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of
THE BONES. After three long years Europe´s most acclaimed Punk´n
Rollers prove yet again their right for the Rock´n Roll throne
by giving birth to their 4th long player “Burnout Boulevard”
on October 22nd 2007 all over Europe. “Burnout Boulevard”
was produced by lead guitarist Marcus “Boner” Petersson
and recorded at the renowned MWC Studio in the band´s home town
of Karlskrona / Sweden while the pre-production was done at Music-A-Matic
Studios in Gothenburg (Millencollin, The Hellacopters, The Nomads, D.A.D.
and many more).
Singer Beef Bonanza on the new material: "...ups and downs, the
rights and wrongs...the life in general has always been a good motivator
for us to write new songs. Good times and bad times, some dents and
scratches along the way. We´ve been through a lot over the years
and this is the world how we kinda see it. We´re not here to tell
anyone how to act or what to think, life is like an action filled triple
lane and ”Burnout Boulevard” is our report from the middle
of that street!"
THE BONES - “Burnout Boulevard” (39:24) track listing:
1. Mighty Touchdown (3:52)
2. Flatline Fever (2:36)
3. She Hates Me (Yeah Yeah Yeah) (1:49)
4. Stuck In The Mud (2:57)
5. Not My Kind (1:42)
6. Straight Flush Ghetto (2:08)
7. Sealed With A Fist (2:28)
8. Dead Weight (2:14)
9. Ain`t Life A Mother Fucker (2:32)
10. Not Predictable (3:29)
11. Destination X (1:40)
12. Black Day Boogie (3:18)
13. Too Many Miles (3:25)
14. Fools Vacation (2:33)
15. Fit In My Skin (2:35)
Boner - Lead-guitar and backup/lead-vocals
Spooky Fred - Drums and backup-vocals
Andi Nero - Bass and backup-vocals
Beef Bonanza - Guitar and lead-vocals
Screwed, Blued & Tattooed (2000 PLY)
Bigger Than Jesus (2002 PLY)
Straight Flush Ghetto (2004 PLY)
Burnout Boulevard (2007 CMR)
Visit THE BONES @:
- CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS welcomes ZIMMERS HOLE & WARBRINGER to its
ZIMMERS HOLE – The Reign Of Lunacy Is Coming…
Vancouver’s ZIMMERS HOLE have signed a worldwide deal with Century
Media Records and have started the recording of their upcoming third
album, which is destined to shatter your sanity in early 2008.
This band are no strangers to the metal community, as the lineup features
Byron Stroud (Fear Factory, Strapping Young Lad) on bass and Jed Simon
(Tenet, Strapping Young Lad) on guitars, along with The Heathen (vocals)
and Steve Wheeler (drums).
Byron and Jed further comment: “Now with ZIMMERS HOLE signing
a fresh, new deal with Century Media, we have decided to give this band
our full and undivided attention. No more 'side-project' status here;
the men of the Hole are fired up like a city on fire and we entered
Vancouver’s famed Armoury Studios to begin tracking the new release.
We currently have 19 songs on the table for the new album and some tentative
song titles include, ‘The Dark Church of Whatever’, ‘We
Rule The Fucking Land’, ‘Flight Of The Knight Bat’
and ‘Hair Doesn't Grow on Steel’. As you can see, it's all
about having a good time with The Hole. Make no mistake though, we are
very serious about our love of metal; it made us who they are, and we
wear our influences on our sleeves proudly.
We are now more focused than ever before and are so excited about the
new album. So excited in fact, that the combined length of our erections
may just reach out and touch ya!”
Born in 1991, ZIMMERS HOLE (known by many as just “The Hole”)
has been Byron and Jed’s significant other band when not busy
with Strapping Young Lad or Fear Factory. In the beginning, it was always
just a way of spending the weekend drinking far too much and writing
absurd songs. As time went on, the group “matured” somewhat,
although maturity is highly overrated as far as these guys go, but two
remarkable albums (“Bound By Fire” and “Legion of
Flames”), a series of successful tours and a string of absolutely
unforgettable shows soon followed, putting the mighty ZIMMERS HOLE on
the lips of many.
This album will be ZIMMERS HOLE’s first release with proper worldwide
distribution, and they are determined to make a definitive statement:
Beware of The Hole next spring.
Official MySpace Page - www.myspace.com/zimmershole!
WARBRINGER – Thrash is back!!!
With the worldwide signing of LA thrashers WARBRINGER, Century Media
Records is proud to announce the triumphant return of classic 80’s
thrash metal, more vital and more devastating than ever before! Never
has the evil, no-holds barred sound of Baloff-era Exodus, Slayer’s
“Hell Awaits”, and Kreator’s “Pleasure To Kill”
been revived and revitalized for the 21st century in such a strikingly
inspired and pure fashion. After recording their self-released EP to
unanimous rave reviews, appearing on the “Speed Kills…Again!”
compilation, playing to thrash-starved crowds across the US west coast
and attracting serious label interest, they’re ready to take the
next step with their full-length debut expected to surface in early
Right now, Bill Metoyer, who helped shape legendary albums from the
likes of Slayer, D.R.I., Sacred Reich, Hirax, Corrosion of Conformity,
Trouble and Flotsam and Jetsam, is now in the studio with John Kevill
(vocals), John Laux (guitar), Adam Carroll (guitar), Andy Laux (bass)
and Ryan Bates (drums) producing one of the most vicious debuts that
will have longtime metal fans reminiscing and allow younger fans who
missed out on the original magic to experience a band that they can
call their own.
Check out the band’s MySpace page www.myspace.com/warbringer!
- ARCH ENEMY - “Revolution Begins” / First single release
off the new album!
Having just successfully performed their first shows with returned guitarist
Christopher Amott last weekend in the United Kingdom at a special Kerrang!
Barfly club show in London and the Bloodstock Festival, metal maestros
ARCH ENEMY are proud to unveil details of the first single release off
their upcoming new album “Rise Of The Tyrant”.
The special single is “Revolution Begins” and the tracklisting
1. Revolution Begins (4:11)
2. Blood On Your Hands (4:40)
3. Walk In The Shadows (3:07) [Queensrÿche Cover Version] * Non-Album
4. I Am Legend / Out For Blood (5:36] [Live 2007] * Non-Album Track
As well as the title track you get another brand new song, the albums
lead track “Blood On Your Hands”, which was recently launched
on www.myspace.com/archenemy as an exclusive preview track. This special-priced
single, packaged in dramatic artwork courtesy of Niklas Sundin, includes
2 very special non-album bonus songs: A cover version of Queensrÿche’s
classic “Walk In The Shadows” and “I Am Legend / Out
For Blood - Live”, recorded earlier in 2007 when the band toured
in South America.
ARCH ENEMY mainman Michael Amott comments the cover song’s choice
“We've always had a lot of respect for Queensrÿche, they’ve
written so many amazing songs. ‘Walk In The Shadows’ is
off their ‘Rage For Order’ album, which is mine and Sharlee’s
(D’Angelo, Bass) favourite Queensrÿche album. We did the
song ‘our way’ and it sounds quite different to the original,
we just hope the Queensrÿche guys are cool with it if they ever
“Revolution Begins” is released August 31st in Germany,
Austria and Switzerland, September 3rd in Greece and September 5th in
Sweden and Finland so watch out!
ARCH ENEMY have recently completed an extensive promotional visit to
Japan in support of the soon to be released new album “Rise Of
The Tyrant” and will be spending the next few days doing European
promotional work, as well as headlining Germany’s Up From The
Ground Festival on August 24th (more information at www.uftg.de). As
of early September the band embark on lengthy co-headline tour of North
America with Machine Head under the banner of “The Black Tyranny
Tour”. The next touring activity in Europe will begin in November
when they join “The Black Crusade Tour” with Machine Head,
Trivium, Dragonforce and Shadows Fall.
For more ARCH ENEMY updates and all upcoming tourdates, please feel
free to visit:
- sunn 0))) Northwest Dates November 2007
Southern Lord Recording artists: sunn 0))) are proud to announce the
following upcoming live performances in the Northwest this coming November:
11/01 Manium//Olympia, WA. w/ Earth, Wolves In The Throneroom, Grey
11/02 Neumos' //Seattle, WA w/ Jesu and Eluvium
11/03 The Hawthorne //Theater Portland, OR
Joining sunn 0))) on stage for these performances are very special guests:
Attila Csihar (Vokills), and Justin Broaderick (guitar, cold, dark cloud
formations). Be prepared for other special unveilings at these shows
The shows will come at the end of recording sessions for the forthcoming
2008 full-length release.
Please stay tuned for updates as they develop.
-the 'Lord and the 'Split
- DESPISED ICON To Take Part In The Exclaim!/MuchLoud Aggressive Tendencies
DESPISED ICON continues their non-stop fall North American touring onslaught
by taking part in the Exclaim!/MuchLoud! Aggressive Tendencies 2007
tour alongside The Locust, which runs exclusively throughout Canada
from Nov. 3rd through Nov. 16th. This trek marks the group fifth tour
in support of their highly acclaimed new album, The Ills of Modern Man.
Check below for the tour’s routing or visit the band’s MySpace
Alex Erian (vocals) further comments: "We’re finally doing
a full Canadian tour in November. We haven’t been to western Canada
in almost two years and can't wait to see all our friends out there.
We want to thank Exclaim! and MuchLoud for this amazing opportunity.
It should be awesome!"
DESPISED ICON are currently on tour alongside Darkest Hour, Job For
A Cowboy, A Life Once Lost and The Faceless. This devastating package
is a one of the most brutal, fan-friendly, affordably-priced tours this
summer and is sure to be the perfect alternative to the oversaturated
festival events. This trek leads them directly into another crushing
U.S. tour with labelmates Suicide Silence and Winds of Plague, which
kicks off on Sept. 2nd and runs through Sept. 26th.
In 2007, DESPISED ICON further establishes their position as one of
the genre's most devastating new acts.
DESPISED ICON W/The Locust – Exclaim!/MuchLoud! Aggressive Tendencies
11/3 - Vancouver, BC - UBC Ballroom
11/5 - Edmonton, AB - Velvet Underground
11/6 - Calgary, AB - The Underground
11/8 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
11/9 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
11/10 - Thunder Bay, ON - TBA
11/12 - London, ON - Call the Office
11/13 - Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
11/14 - Toronto, ON - The Reverb
11/15 - Montreal, QC - Le Studio
11/16 - Ottawa, ON - Babylon
- SHAMAN To Release New Album Via Scarlet Records
Shaman (formerly Shaaman), the revamped Brazilian band featuring extraordinary
drummer Ricardo Confessori (ex-Angra) and talented singer Thiago Bianchi
(who recently replaced former Shaaman and Angra vocalist Andrè
Matos) signed a deal with Scarlet Records. ‘Immortal’ is
the confirmed title for the new effort and it will be released in November.
Here’s the tracklist:
02. Inside Chains
03. Tribal by Blood
05. One Life
06. In the Dark
09. Never Yield
10. The Yellow Brick Road
The songs ‘One Life’ and ‘In The Dark’ can be
streamed on the following locations. You can also check out the photo
shooting from the ‘In The Dark’ videoclip recording sessions:
‘One Life’: click
‘In The Dark’: click
More news on www.scarletrecords.it
- M.O.D. Signs With Index Entertainment
Fronted by the charismatic and outspoken Billy Milano, M.O.D.'s new
album "Red White & Screwed" finds the band returning to
their roots of aggressive metal/hardcore merged with edgy social commentary.
Milano and crew slam through tracks like "Balls On Bread",
"Jose Can You See", "Alphabet City Stomp" and "The
Produced by Tim Gerron at Music Lab, M.O.D.'s current lineup is completed
by Scott Sargeant (Guitar, ex-Skinlab/Laaz Rockit), Derek "Lennon"
Lopez (Drums) & Dawson Clawson (Bass). Milano had this to say about
the new material: "Everyone keeps telling me this is the best record
I've done since S.O.D.'s 'Speak English Or Die'...I guess not giving
a shit about what people think or feel is finally working".
An Ecard with song samples and band information can be found at www.indexentertainment.com.
"Red, White & Screwed" is scheduled for an October 9th
- AMORPHIS "silent waters" video posted online
AMORPHIS' latest single "Silent Waters" entered the Finnish
charts at position no. 2. The Finnish metallers have now released their
new video for this song. Watch the clip HERE!
An e-card for the upcoming album "Silent Waters", which will
be released on August 29 (Finland)/August 31 (other countries), has
been made available at this location.
The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mixing
duties were handled by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS) at Finnvox
"Silent Waters" track listing:
01. Weaving The Incantation
02. A Servant
03. Silent Waters
04. Towards And Against
05. I Of Crimson Blood
06. Her Alone
09. The White Swan
10. Black River
11. Sign (bonus track on digipak)
AMORPHIS will embark on the "Silent Waters European Tour"
in November to see at first Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium,
Norway and Sweden before the band returns to Finland for a concert at
Nosturi in Helsinki. Support on the trek will come from SWALLOW THE
SUN and INSOMNIUM.
Come and see AMORPHIS in Germany, presented by METAL HAMMER and metal.de
13.11. Hannover - Musikzentrum
14.11. Essen - Zeche Carl
15.11. Berlin - Columbia Club
16.11. Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
17.11. Lindau - Club Vaudeville
20.11. Saarbrücken - Roxy
21.11. München - Metropolis
22.11. Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
- AGNOSTIC FRONT confirmed for saints & sinners festival
AGNOSTIC FRONT, ALEXISONFIRE, NORMA JEAN and SUICIDE SILENCE are among
the newly confirmed bands for this year's Saints & Sinners Festival,
set to take place November 3-4 at Asbury Park, New Jersey's Convention
Hall. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
Saturday, November 3, 2007:
SAVES THE DAY
AUGUST BURNS RED
FOUR LETTER LIE
HIP HOP KARAOKE
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM
Sunday, November 4, 2007:
A SKYLIT DRIVE
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
BLESS THE FALL
DANCE GAVIN DANCE
ENVY ON THE COAST
MY CHILDREN MY BRIDE
WALLS OF JERICHO
In early November AGNOSTIC FRONT's new record "Warriors" will
be released by Nuclear Blast.
- TRAIL OF TEARS + CELLADOR + ECHOES OF ETERNITY + UNEXPECT
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2008.
All dates ; w/ Trail of Tears, Cellador & Echoes of Eternity
Except *****; w/ Echoes of Eternity
01.10.08 @ Vnuk’s Lounge ; Milwaukee, WI *****
01.11.08 @ The Reverb ; Cedar Falls, IA *****
01.12.08 @ I-Rock ; Detroit, MI *****
01.13.08 @ The Mad Hatter ; Covington, KY *****
01.14.08 @ The Muse ; Nashville, TN *****
01.15.08 @ Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte , NC
01.16.08 @ Jaxx - West Springfield , VA
01.17.08 @ Webster Theater - Hartford , CT
01.18.08 @ The Chance - Poughkeepsie , NY
01.19.08 @ Mark`s Place - Bedford, NH
01.20.08 @ BB Kings Blues Club - New York City , NY
01.21.08 @ Rainbow ; Ottawa, ON
01.22.08 @ Velvet - Quebec City, QC
01.23.08 @ FouFounes Electriques- Montreal, QC
01.24.08 @ The Funhaus - Toronto , ON
01.25.08 @ Peabody`s Down Under - Cleveland, OH
01.26.08 @ The Pearl Room - Mokena , ILL
01.27.08 @ Station 4 - St Paul , MN
01.30.08 @ El Corazon - Seattle , WA
01.31.08 @ Roseland Grill - Portland , OR
02.01.08 @ Oakland Metro - Oakland , CA
02.02.08 @ Showcase Theatre - Corona , CA
02.03.08 @ El Jardin del Silencio Extreme Rock Bar - Mexicali, MEX
02.04.08 @ Whiskey a Go Go - West Hollywood , CA
02.06.08 @ Bluebird Theater - Denver , CO
02.07.08 @ Launch Pad - Albuquerque , NM
02.08.08 @ White Rabbit - San Antonio , TX
02.09.08 @ Ridglea Theater – Ft Worth , TX
02.10.08 @ Meridian - Houston , TX
02.12.08 @ Static bar : Kansas City, MO *****
02.13.08 @ Station 4 ; St.Paul, MN *****
02.14.08 @ TBA ; *****
You can buy Tickets for the shows on this website : www.ENTERTHEVAULT.com
- SAPREMIA'S "HOLLOW" IS UNLEASHED!
Tuesday, August 28th is the official release date of Sapremia's, "Hollow"
on Open Grave Records. Sapremia, scene veterans hadn't released any
new material for over a decade. "Hollow" sees three brand
new tracks being released, as well as rerecordings of two old favorites.
Also included as bonus material is the entire, "Existence of Torture"
and "Subconscious Rot" demos.
Sapremia hosted their record release party on August 24th 2007 at the
Cherrywood Bar & Grille in Clementon, NJ with special guests Bereavement,
Blasphemous and Circle of Fear. Pictures from last nights event are
posted on the Open Grave Records website.
"Hollow" preorders will ship next week. All preordered copies
are signed by the band and include a copy of the
original "Existence of Torture" Demo tape. "Hollow"
is a limited edition EP of 500 units.
Sapremia will begin recording their first full length album for Open
Grave Records in September, with a release in the beginning of 2008,
with a US tour to follow.
- NEW ROSETTA SONG POSTED FROM UPCOMING ALBUM "WAKE/LIFT"!
We are very excited to debut the new song "Wake" from Rosetta's
highly anticipated, sophomore release "Wake/Lift" in stores
Click the link below to hear “Wake” by ROSETTA:
We will have special preorders and package deals available for ROSETTA’s
“Wake/Lift” soon, so please check back later to our website
and Myspace page in the days to come!
Translation Loss Records
- Darkest Seed's cover of QUEEN's "The Show Must Go On" posted
The heavy/hard band DARKEST SEED is recording its debut cd in Nitro
Sound Solutions studios, with the production of Roger Fingle, also known
as Earth, the vocalist and multi-instrumentist of Blood Tears and Seduced
Darkest Seed was born in 2004 with the proposal to produce expressive,
technical and melodic music, talking about deep and current themes.
Its line up is formed by the vocalist Benhur Lima (Ynis Vitrin, Anaxes,
Fire Symphony), the guitarist Ricardo Reolon (ex-Burning In Hell) and
the drummer César de Campos (Nebulousky).
Since the album will be released only in 2008, the band posted online
a cover of the Queen' song "The Show Must Go On", which is
available in the band's website and MySpace page at www.darkestseed.com
|October 6th, 2007
- W:O:A 2008 - 31.07.-02.08.08 pre sale just begun
W:O:A 2007 is just over and all of us will keep it in mind till we
From now on we start pre sale for W:O:A 2008.
We´ll work out solutions for this years problems, like entrance
to party stage, park and camping situation, masses at festival area
and so on.
So you can keep the faith that 2008 will become a smooth event for
Also we reached already the limit of capacity!
THERE WILL BE NO MORE AUDIANCE THAN 2007!!!!
So don´t worry about that. If there will be a SOLD OUT sign,
than W:O:A is definetely SOLD OUT!
the following bands are already confirmed for 2008:
CHILDREN OF BODOM
...and many more...
you can order your tickets at Metaltix
, +49 (0)4627-18 38 38
for EUR 99,00 (incl. EUR 20,00 for Full Metal Service) plus pre sale
EUR 10,00 .
- Akashic's guitarist canceled the rest of South American Guitar Masters
Tour 2007 in Chile
- Marcos de Ros, guitarist of the progressive metal band AKASHIC, and
Pablo G. Soler, who were in the middle of South American Guitar Masters
Tour 2007 had to cancel the rest of the shows scheduled for August in
Chile, due to the bad administration of their tour management.
The musicians state that Mr. Gonzalo Arratia isn't their tour manager
anymore and can't represent the guitarists. They would like to apologize
with the local promoters, press, sponsors and the fans. Marcos and Pablo
promise to go back to Chile soon.
Due to this fact the following concerts are canceled:
09/8 - Antofasta (Chile)
10/8 - Calama (Chile)
11/8 - Copiapó (Chile)
13/8 - Los Andes (Chile)
14/8 - Teodoro Schmidt (Chile)
16/8 - Temuco (Chile)
17/8 - Linares (Chile)
18/8 - Talca (Chile)
20/8 - Concepcion (Chile)
22/8 - Chillean (Chile)
23/8 - Rancagua (Chile)
24/8 - Santiago (Chile)
25/8 - Santiago (Chile)
The fans can check the work of Akashic and Marcos de Ros on MySpace
through the links www.myspace.com/akashicrock
- SOULFLY’S MARC RIZZO: GUITAR VIRTUOSO - SOPHOMORE ALBUM OUT
THE ULTIMATE DEVOTION ON SHRAPNEL RECORDS
HOLLYWOOD – THE ULTIMATE DEVOTION is Marc Rizzo’s solo sophomore
release on Shrapnel Records. This newly mastered work of shred-art comes
on the coat-tails of his critically acclaimed debut album COLASSAL MYOPIA
Being part of the new breed of young guitarists in contemporary bands,
Rizzo has built a substantial following through his years of touring
and recording with Soulfly with Metal Legend Max Cavalera. 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.
THE ULTIMATE DEVOTION is a myriad of Rizzo’s amazing talent to
combine flamenco and pure unadulterated shred mastery. “THE ULTIMATE
DEVOTION is a total representation of where I am at musically right
now,” explains Rizzo. “I feel I really pushed myself on
this record to the next level of my playing. This music, for me, is
the ultimate devotion.”
Rizzo is out now with Soulfly in Europe and is also shredder of choice
by newly reunited Max and Igor Cavalera for their new project tentatively
For more information click to www.shrapnelrecords.com
- Herege finished recordings and announces details of new album
- The traditional heavy metal band HEREGE finished the recordings of
their debut, "Herege", which lyrics are about marking historical
facts of 20th and 21st Century, following a chronological order, from
the end of Second World War, passing through Cold War, Latin America
dictatorships, untill the present, with themes about globalization and
It was recorded in Nitro Sound Solutions studio, being produced by Roger
Fingle, who worked with several South-American metal bands and is also
known as Earth, vocalist and multi-instrumentist of the bands Seduced
by Suicide and Blood Tears.
Actually the cd is being mixed, and the track list will be:
02. Last Day of the Führer
03. Bear Versus Eagle
04. Congress Cellars
06. Turn off the TV
07. Plastic Flowers
08. Free Yourself
10. The Letter
The whole recording process was registered and posted online by the
band, as the songs of the EP "Bang Your Heads" and several
live videos. They are available in the band's website www.herege.com
and MySpace www.myspace.com/heregemetal
- SALEM: HELLFEST Video Footage Available
Fan-filmed video footage SALEM performing the song "Resentment"
on June 23, 2007 at Hellfest in Clisson, France has been posted on YouTube
and can be viewed below.
- TOTAL F--KING DESTRUCTION to tour with RWAKE - run for cover
In the destructive tradition of The Road Warrior and Road House, Philly's
apocalyptic speed-grind punks Total Fucking Destruction will be hitting
the road with Arkansas' stormtroopers of sludge Rwake.
Start cross-training with those beer-lifts and get your liver hydrated...
this one's going to be filthy.
10/04 The Buccaneer - Memphis, TN (Rwake only)
10/05 Lenny's Bar - Atlanta, GA w/Weedeater
10/06 The Jinx - Savannah, GA w/Weedeater
10/07 Volume 11 Tavern - Raleigh, NC
10/08 Nara Sushi - Richmond, VA w/Cough, Parasytic
10/09 The Red and The Black - Washington DC
10/10 Knitting Factory - New York, NY
10/11 Beachland - Cleveland, OH
10/12 Ravari Room - Columbus, OH w/Teeth of the Hydra
10/13 Casa Del Kotex - Indianapolis, IN w/Salvation, Whiskeytits
10/14 The Note - Chicago IL
For more tour info check out: