|October 17th, 2007
- The Old Dead Tree Newsletter - 2007-09-17 - New album "The Water
Fields" Out Now ! / Website & Forum / European Tour
NEW ALBUM "THE WATER FIELDS" OUT NOW !
Finally the time has come!
Our new album "The Water Fields" is now released! We are very
proud of this album and we hope you will love it too. The initial reactions
and reviews are very promising! The band went further again, reaching
a new stage in terms of songwriting and maturity. This album is much
heavier and darker, but also more diverse and full of sheer emotion…
Even the production of Andy Classen outdoes the job on our previous
NEW OFFICIAL WEBSITE & INTERNATIONAL DISCUSSION FORUM
In honor of the new album "The Water Fields" we have updated
both our official website and our international discussion forum with
a fresh coat of paint.
Meet us now @ :
Official website : http://www.theolddeadtree.com
International discussion forum : http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/old-dead-tree-460/
EUROPEAN TOURDATES :
Oct 20th, 2007 – PARIS (France), Le Nouveau Casino
Oct 27th, 2007 – MONTEREAU (France), Scream For Me Festival (+
Dornfall + Darknation + …)
Nov 1st, 2007 – LEUVEN (Belgium), Metalloween Festival
Nov 2nd, 2007 – PORTO (Portugal), Blà Blà
Nov 3rd, 2007 – LISBON (Portugal), Music Box
Nov 24th, 2007 – LYON (France), CCO Villeurbanne
Nov 28th, 2007 – UTRECHT (The Netherlands), Tivoli De Helling
Nov 29th, 2007 – TILBURG (The Netherlands), O13 (+ Autumn)
Nov 30th, 2007 - DUNKERQUE (France), Les 4 Ecluses (+ Markize + Liturgy
Dec 1st, 2007 - COMINES/LILLE (France/Belgium), Nautylus (+ Markize
+ Liturgy Of Decay)
Dec 2nd, 2007 – VOSSELAAR (Belgium), Biebob (+ Autumn)
Dec 3rd, 2007 – REICHENBACH (Germany), Bergkeller (+ DeadSoul
Dec 4th, 2007 – HAMBURG (Germany), MarX (+ DeadSoul Tribe)
Dec 5th, 2007 - KOELN (Germany), Underground (+ DeadSoul Tribe)
Dec 6th, 2007 – ASCHAFFENBURG (Germany), Colos-Saal (+ DeadSoul
Dec 7th, 2007 – KARLSRUHE (Germany), Substage (+ DeadSoul Tribe)
Dec 8th, 2007 – WEERT (The Netherlands), De Bosuil (+ DeadSoul
Dec 9th, 2007 – PRATTELN (Switzerland), Z7 (+ DeadSoul Tribe)
Dec 12th, 2007 – STRASBOURG (France), La Laiterie (+ Distress)
Dec 14th, 2007 – MARSEILLE (France), Le Poste à Galène
(+ Blazing War Machine)
Dec 15th, 2007 - MONTPELLIER (France), Victoire 2 (+ Blazing War Machine)
Dec 21th, 2007 – BEGLES/BORDEAUX (France), BT 59 (+ Warattah +
Dec 22nd, 2007 – LIMOGES (France), X-Mas Festival/Festival de
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT !
- DORO To Embark On North American Tour In The Spring
German metal queen DORO will embark on another North American tour in
the spring. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Mar. 21 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Mar. 22 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Mar. 23 - New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Mar. 25 - Toronto, ONT @ The Funhaus
Mar. 26 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Mar. 28 - Detroit, MI @ I-Rock
Mar. 29 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
Mar. 30 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Apr. 01 - Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuk's Lounge
Apr. 04 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Apr. 05 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Apr. 07 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
Apr. 08 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky a Go Go
Apr. 09 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
Apr. 11 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Apr. 12 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
Apr. 13 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Apr. 15 - St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
Apr. 16 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Apr. 18 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
- RAZOR Pulls Out Of Germany's KEEP IT TRUE Festival, HEATHEN Steps
Canadian thrash metal veterans RAZOR have been forced to pull out of
the Keep It True X festival, dubbed "Reign Of The Tyrant",
which is scheduled to take place April 4-5, 2008 at Tauberfrankenhalle
in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. According to festival organizers,
RAZOR called off its appearance because "guitarist Dave Carlo has
exams during this weekend and cannot do the show." Replacing them
on the bill will be San Francisco thrash legends HEATHEN. Also newly
confirmed for the event are U.S. thrash hopefuls MERCILESS DEATH.
Keep It True X festival billing is now as follows:
Friday, April 4, 2008:
TITAN FORCE (USA)
SENTINEL BEAST (USA)
MERCILESS DEATH (USA)
METAL INQUISITOR (GER)
PHANTOM X (USA)
Saturday, April 5, 2008:
JAG PANZER (USA)
MANILLA ROAD (USA)
CRESCENT SHIELD (USA)
DEMON EYES (FRA)
FUELED BY FIRE (USA)
BATTLE RAM (ITA)
For more information, visit www.keep-it-true.de.
- CELTIC FROST Mainman Working On HELLHAMMER Book
CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer has issued the following update:
"I spent hours yesterday in the presence of HELLHAMMER's two iconic
former bass players, Steve Warrior and Martin Eric Ain. We interviewed
Steve Warrior in detail for the forthcoming HELLHAMMER book, 'Only Death
Is Real', to be published sometime in 2008. Although I had spoken to
Steve several times in recent months in the course of the research for
the book, yesterday marked the first time I had seen him in many, many
years. It was emotional and, I believe, a truly special experience for
all of us.
"The book will be a veritable treasure trove. Between the archives
of Martin, Steve, and myself, we are in possession of literally hundreds
of photos, a great many of them never before published. There also exists
an abundance of rare or never before seen original artwork, logos, sketches,
and so on. Moreover, we have received remarkable material from collectors
hailing from Japan, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, England,
and the USA. The book will be huge, both in content as well as in format.
And it will be the first time Hellhammer's story will be recorded correctly,
and in the words of the former members. The information available today
on the internet is, without exception, riddled with inaccuracies and
"I began this book project on a much smaller scale a number of
years ago, and it has grown beyond all expectations. It will mark the
conclusion of a frequently difficult path for me and, I believe, for
Martin, as well. It is no secret that HELLHAMMER was often a truly ambiguous,
even outright destructive topic in my life. Or, likely, in the lives
of all of the band's former main members. It was, for a long time, difficult
for most of us to come to terms with HELLHAMMER's often chaotic and
radically varied legacy. HELLHAMMER was much maligned, both during its
existence and for years afterwards. Moreover, it was frequently very
challenging to come to terms with how others interpreted HELLHAMMER
and how they referred to and expanded upon what we had once created.
"I am very proud today to have been part of HELLHAMMER, and to
have been granted to play with those who constituted the band. It was
hard for me to get here. There were times of utter personal denial,
for which I was criticized, almost certainly rightfully so. And yet
many of those who felt compelled and qualified to voice their denigration
with their big fucking mouths were so far off from the reality of what
took place, both within my emotions and around me. It was pathetic.
They all professed to know me, know my innermost thoughts, even though
they at best had pieced together a distorted, moronic version of the
actual reasons for my protracted path.
"There was only one person to have been there from the very first
day of HELLHAMMER to the very last. That person was me."
- FOREIGNER TO PERFORM WITH ATLANTIC RECORDS LABEL MATES LED ZEPPELIN
AT TRIBUTE CONCERT IN HONOR OF THE LATE AHMET ERTEGUN TO BENEFIT THE
AHMET ERTEGUN EDUCATION FUND
BAND TO TOUR UK BEGINNING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND ON
A TREK THAT WILL LAST THROUGH TRIBUTE CONCERT AT LONDON'S O2 ARENA ON
CATALOG OF MUSIC REMAINS IMMENSELY POPULAR AS FOREIGNER HITS NUMBER
SIXTEEN ON BILLBOARD CHART
On Monday, November 26, 2007, Foreigner will share the same stage at
London's O2 Arena with Atlantic Records label mates Led Zeppelin for
a long-anticipated tribute concert honoring the late Ahmet Ertegun,
the visionary founder of Atlantic Records.
"Ahmet's combination of charm, humour, irreverence and above all
his great passion for music, made getting to know him one of the brightest
highlights of my life," says Foreigner founder Mick Jones, whose
band created sixteen top thirty hits for the label. "I feel truly
honoured to be participating in this unique and exciting event."
(see full quote attached)
Foreigner and Ahmet's Atlantic experienced nothing short of a tremendous
collaboration. The band is second only to the legendary Led Zeppelin
in worldwide sales of all artists currently distributed by Atlantic.
Foreigner "4" spent more weeks on the Billboard chart at number
one than any album by AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, U2, The Rolling Stones, Genesis,
Phil Collins, Eric Clapton and every other artist in Atlantic Records
60 year history. The strength of the Foreigner catalogue continues,
and no Atlantic classic rock era artist comes close to Led Zeppelin
and Foreigner to this day. In fact, the band's 'Very Best and Beyond"
catalogue CD just hit #16 on Billboard charts and has been certified
As expected and hoped for, Jason Bonham -- son of the late Led Zeppelin
drummer John Bonham and Foreigner's drummer -- will be joining Robert
Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones for the historic benefit concert.
"I must thank Mick for giving me the time off from Foreigner to
fulfil a dream that was once thought to be my destiny," says Jason.
"Led Zeppelin are to play at the O2 arena in London on the 26th
of November for their dear friend Ahmet Ertegun to raise money for his
educational foundation. Ahmet was a huge part of Led Zeppelin's and
my father's success. He was a very special man, and it is a truly great
privilege for me to join Robert, Jimmy, and John Paul for this concert.
I am sure Ahmet and my father will be watching. I hope to do them proud."
(see full quote attached)
Proceeds from the concert spectacle -- which will include performances
by Pete Townshend, Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings and Paolo Nutini
-- will go to the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund which provides students
with annual scholarships to universities in the UK, USA and Turkey.
In addition, a music scholarship open to all will be established at
Ravensbourne College in the UK.
Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime concert will be available by ballot
only with names being chosen at random. To register, please go to www.ahmettribute.com.
Tickets will be limited to two successful applicants per household.
Beginning approximately two weeks prior to the Tribute To Ahmet Ertegun,
Foreigner will be embarking on a tour of the UK on a trek that will
encompass the following cities*:
Friday, November 9th - ABC in Glasgow, Scotland
Saturday, November 10th - Newcastle City Hall in Newcastle, England
Monday, November 12th - St. David's Hall in Cardiff
Tuesday, November 13th - Guildhall in Portsmouth, England
Thursday, November 15th - Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England
Friday, November 16th - Apollo in Manchester, England
Saturday, November 17th - Shepherd's Bush Empire in London, England
*More dates to possibly be announced.
The November UK comes hot on the heels of the band's summer tour where
they hooked up with Def Leppard and Styx for approximately thirty shows
in addition to several solo performances and an extensive tour of Germany.
The journey through Europe will coincide with the release of the band's
forthcoming live DVD, Alive & Rockin', which will be released on
Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Please stay tuned.
- HELRUNAR - Baldr Ok Íss
More powerful, stirring and evocative than ever before HELRUNAR sound
on "Baldr Ok Íss", the follower of the successful "Frostnacht"
from 2005. Never before the nordic Pagan Black Metal of this outstanding
German trio sounded as inevitably sweeping as this.
02. Loka Lögsaga
03. Schwarzer Frost
07. Glámr (pre-listen
08. Hunta and Boga
09. Til Jar<eth>ar
10. Baldrs drauma
"Baldr Ok Íss" will be released on 29 October 2007
via Lupus Lounge and will be available as normal CD and luxury edition
with a bonus DVD. Besides live recordings from last year's Party.San
open air the DVD contains an approx. 30 minutes documentary about the
evolution of "Baldr Ok Íss". A trailer of this can
be seen on Youtube.
- DRAUTAN - Throne Of The Depths
Eight years after their self-released album "Unter dem Banner der
Nordwinde" (Engl.: "Under the banner of the north winds")
DRAUTRAN release a furious and highly atmospheric Pagan Metal album
with “Throne Of The Depths"; and descend upon the listeners
like a storm surge to inevitably sweep them away.
1. Zum Haff hinaus …
2. Blót – Lohen der Opferung
3. An den Pforten des Sturmes
4. Gebaren des Sterbens in klanglosen Sphären
5. Sævar nior
6. Styrt ned I Mælstraumen
7. Dusk of the Fimbulwinter ( prelisten
8. Hehre Runen in Dämmer und Eis
"Throne Of The Depths" will be released on 29 October 2007
via Lupus Lounge. Limited first edition will be a Digipak.
- FARSOT - IIII
With their debut album "IIII" FARSOT enrich the Black Metal
genre with their very own crushing visions of the dark depths of the
human psyche and penetrate subtly and insistently those dreaded corners
of the soul that lurk within us all.
"IIII" will be released on 29 October 2007 via Lupus Lounge.
- NEURAXIS album cover & MP3 of upcoming live album now online
Montreal’s NEURAXIS has posted the song "The Apex" from
the band's forthcoming "Live Progression" CD on their official
MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/neuraxis
View the cover art for "Live Progression" HERE
"Live Progression" will be released on November 6th in Canada
and January 8th (revise date) for the rest of the world via Galy Records.
The band's fifth album is the group's first live recording featuring
new singer Alexandre Leblanc (Point Blank Rage, Atheretic) and guitarist
William Seghers (ex-Quo Vadis).
"Live Progression" was recorded earlier this year in Quebec
City, Canada at L'Imperial and was mixed by J-F Dagenais (Kataklysm)
with the artwork and layout done by Sven De Caluwé (Aborted).
The CD captures NEURAXIS' neck-breaking live show after touring for
the last two years throughout North America, Europe and Japan.
"Live Progression" track listing:
01. The Apex
03. A Curative Struggle
04. The Art Of Sadness
05. Thought Adjuster
06. Monitoring The Mind
08. Reasons Of Being
10. Shatter The Wisdom
11. Of Divinity
- Finnish guitarist joined Of the Archaengel
- After long months OF THE ARCHAENGEL announced their new line-up and
welcome a new guitarist, Timo Kaarkoski. Timo, who was born in Helsinki
(Finland) now officially has the position of guitarist, which was left
by Alex Rodrigues, who will be in charge of the band's vocals on live
Timo comments: "For me it was a great surprise to find a band making
the kind of sound which OF THE ARCHAENGEL does, and the most unexpectable
thing is that I discovered it through a finnish fan of them, and when
I knew that there was an opportunity to join the band I immediately
got interested and now we are here to rock on!"
With this change the Of the Archaengel's line-up is now formed by:
- Alex Rodrigues - Vocals
- Timo Kaarkoski - Lead Guitars
- Paulo Moura - Guitars / Keyboards
- Lucas Barone - Bass
- Pedro Alzaga - Drums
OF THE ARCHAENGEL is formed from the ashes of Lethal Curse band, which
began the activities in 1992. Samples of the band's work are available
on MySpace at www.myspace.com/ofthearchaengel
Of the Archaengel
- BURIAL CHAMBER TRIO
(Attila Csihar of Mayhem, Greg Anderson of sunn 0))) and Oren Ambarchi)
--Hungary, USA, Australia--
Sunday, October 21st @ Chop Suey //Seattle, WA w/Earth, Lesbian
This will be the only North American appearance of this sub-sonic behemoth!!!
More info on BCT at: http://blog.southernlord.com/?p=47
- OZZY OSBOURNE & ROB ZOMBIE INVADE NORTH AMERICA
TOUR STARTS OCTOBER, 18TH IN SEATTLE
The long-awaited first live album from Rob Zombie Zombie - Live (Geffen
Records/UME Releases October 23rd, 2007
HOLLYWOOD – Ozzy Osbourne announced his 2007 North American tour
in support of the new CD release Black Rain [Epic Records]. Aligning
with Ozzy this tour is the pioneer of new horror media and music, Rob
Zombie. Zombie just released HALLOWEEN, premiering number one at the
box office breaking all Labor Day Weekend records while grossing an
estimated 31 million dollars. As Halloween is well on its way towards
cult status, Zombie once again takes his horror-show back on the road
in support of the long awaited Zombie-Live album.
Recorded in 2006 during the tour supporting the Educated Horses album,
which hit #5 on the Pop chart, Zombie-Live finds Zombie leading a supercharged
band featuring guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D, drummer Tommy Clufetos
and was produced by long-time co-writer and producer Scott Humphrey.
Zombie and his band will set the stage turning the house into a funhouse
of mystery and madness as creatures walk the stage of pyrotechnics,
smoke and mirrors. This is a no-holds barred show so hold on for the
ride. The tour is a two month alliance starting in Seattle, WA at the
Key Arena and will end December 22nd in New York, NY at Madison Square
Selling over fifteen million albums worldwide, Zombie is one of Geffen
Records top selling and longest running artist. He has directed dozens
of high profile music videos including Ozzy Osbourne’s Dreamer
video, contributed recordings to soundtracks and is known for twisting
the imagination and boundaries of both film and music. In 2005, Zombie
assaulted the film world with the critically-acclaimed, macabre and
twisted masterpiece The Devil's Rejects, the follow-up to his already
cult classic House of 1000 Corpses (2004).
Come join the madness as Ozzy and Zombie take over North America ~
Here are the confirmed Ozzy Osbourne/Rob Zombie tour dates:
More Rob Zombie solo* dates to be added
Thu 10/18 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
Sat 10/20 - Vancouver, BC - GM Place
Mon 10/22 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
Tues 10/23 - Calgary, Alberta - Macwan Hall – ZOMBIE ONLY*
Wed 10/24 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
Sat 10/27 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
Mon 10/29 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome
Tues 10/30 - Duluth, MN - Pioneer Hall – ZOMBIE ONLY*
Wed 10/31 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Fri 11/02 - Des Moines, IA - Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Sun 11/04 - Sioux City, IA - Gateway Arena
Tue 11/06 - Rapid City, SD - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Thurs 11/08 - Great Falls, MT - Expo Park – ZOMBIE ONLY*
Fri 11/09 - Billings, MT - MetraPark Arena
Sun 11/11 - Salt Lake City, UT - The E-Center
Mon 11/12 - Boise, ID - The Big Easy – ZOMBIE ONLY*
Tues 11/13 - Spokane, WA - The Big Easy – ZOMBIE ONLY*
Wed 11/14 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
Fri 11/16 - Stockton, CA - Stockton Arena
Sun 11/18 - Oakland, CA - ORACLE Arena
Tue 11/20 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Sports Arena
Sat 11/24 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
Mon 11/26 - Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Arena
Wed 11/28 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing.com Arena
Fri 11/30 - Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
Tue 12/04 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Thu 12/06 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center
Sat 12/08 - Wichita, KS - Kansas Coliseum
Tue 12/11 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
Thu 12/13 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
Sun 12/16 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
Tue 12/18 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
Thu 12/20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena
Sat 12/22 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
For more information www.robzombie.com
- New FIFI LARUE Cd
The New FIFI LARUE Cd out you can Order Now on PAY-PAL using Sellers
account [email protected]
Cds are $15.00 each and $6.45 postage total is $21.45
15 Song Cd which will include my version of THE DOORS "People are
Strang" and JOHN LENNONS "Imagine" also all the FIFI
LARUE Classic's that you have heard Live...
We will have BUY NOW Link soon on our Web-Site: WWW.FIFILARUE.COM
Pre-Order Now so, we can ship it out to you next week...
This Cd will also be avalible soon at a Music Chain Store...Chow FIFI
- THE MINOR TIMES finalizing touring plans
Pennsylvania hardcore heavyweights THE MINOR TIMES are currently finalizing
fall touring plans with Engineer. Encompassing much of October, the
two bands will hit the East Coast before returning home. Continuing
to support their latest record, 'Summer of Wolves,' this marks the first
major touring stint for the THE MINOR TIMES since the album's release
late in June. Recorded with producer Vince Ratti (Bury Your Dead, A
Life Once Lost), the album features in-depth artwork and can be previewed
in eCard form here.
In other THE MINOR TIMES news: "Relapse records is going to be
releasing a limited edition 7" with us and our friends Rosetta,"
the band says. "The record will feature two brand new tracks from
us not available anywhere else. If you're not familiar with Rosetta,
head over to their page,
those guys are incredible. Needless to say, we're pretty floored to
have a record coming out on Prosthetic and a 7" on Relapse with
a great band."
THE MINOR TIMES
10/12 Rochester, NY – The Elixir
10/13 Pittsburgh, PA – The Lilypad
10/14 Indianapolis, IN - TBA
10/15 Louisville, KY – The Keswick Democratic Club
10/16 Memphis, TN – The Dregs
10/17 Baton Rouge, LA – Government Street
10/18 New Orleans, LA – Broadmoor House
10/19 Hattiesburg, MI - TBA
10/20 Atlanta, GA - TBA
10/21 Charleston, SC – Cumberland’s
10/22 Charlotte, NC – Lunchbox Records
10/23 Virginia Beach, VA – Gil’s
10/24 Washington, DC – The Red and The Black
10/25 Baltimore, MD – The Talking Head
10/26 Torrington, CT – Metropolis Records
10/27 Binghamton, NY – Binghamton University’s Old Union
- ARCH ENEMY Album about to hit stores; new Ecard online!
The “Rise Of The Tyrant” is imminent as on Monday, September
24th, 2007 the highly anticipated new ARCH ENEMY masterpiece is going
to hit European stores!
To allow you further insight into their new album, the band now presents
you a brand-new Ecard including an exclusive short preview of the new
video clip for the band’s recent single “Revolution Begins”
(in stores NOW!), the chance to listen to the album opener “Blood
On Your Hands”, download wall papers, buddy icons, stuff to enhance
your MySpace-profile, and much more. Check out the E-Card HERE!
“Rise Of The Tyrant” will be available in the following
formats with alternate cover artwork coloring: CD; Limited Edition CD
including O-Card packaging, uncoated booklet paper and a bonus 3”
Mini-DVD; and LP format with the bare CD as special bonus. The Mini-DVD
of the limited edition release includes live footage filmed in South
America on ARCH ENEMY’s headlining tour early 2007.
Currently touring the US with Machine Head, ARCH ENEMY will return to
European stages in November/December 2007 on the “The Black Crusade”
Tour with Machine Head, Dragonforce, Trivium and Shadows Fall.
Visit ARCH ENEMY @:
- TURISAS conquer Europe with ICED EARTH!
Right while packing and selling out clubs on their 1st UK headlining
tour and after unleashing the fantastic clip of their insane Boney M.
cover version “Rasputin” - which has already passed the
mark of 45.000 (!!!) plays on MySpace in less than one week - the Finnish
folk metal warriors have been confirmed as support of US metal gods
“So far our journey hasn’t brought us to countries like
Spain and Italy yet. Thus, we are delighted to finally bring them a
taste of Battle Metal. Make sure you show up early!” speaks the
After TURISAS turned many audiences at this year’s festivals into
berserk-style dancing and hell-banging maniacs as on Download (UK),
with people climbing up the sides of the tent at Wacken (D) and a whole
amphitheatre standing up for them at Rock Hard (D), the Finnish battle
lords finally head out on a high-profile European tour with Iced Earth
and Annihilator in October! See below for the exact dates!
TURISAS’ version of “Rasputin” will be available on
the “Rasputin” Single, which will hit stores on the following
OUT: Monday, September 24, 2007.
GERMANY: Friday, September 21, 2007.
SPAIN: Tuesday, September 25, 2007.
FINLAND: Wednesday, September 26, 2007.
It will be released as CD-Single also including the band’s classic
tune "Battle Metal" as well as strictly limited Picture 7”
vinyl featuring “The Court Of Jarisleif” as B-Side. If you
haven’t watched the “Rasputin” clip yet, do it now
by clicking HERE!
On tour with Iced Earth and Annihilator:
08.10.07 (D) Cologne – Live Music Hall
09.10.07 (D) Munich – Backstage Werk
10.10.07 (I) Milan – Alcatraz
12.10.07 (ES) Barcelona – Razzmatazz 1
13.10.07 (ES) Madrid – La Riviera
15.10.07 (CH) Pratteln – Z7
16.10.07 (A) Graz – Orpheum
17.10.07 (A) Vienna – Planet Music
18.10.07 (CZ) Brno – Fleda
19.10.07 (D) Berlin – Columbia Club
21.10.07 (SE) Malmö – Kulturbolaget
22.10.07 (NO) Oslo – Rockefeller
23.10.07 (SE) Gothenburg – Tragarn
25.10.07 (SE) Stockholm – Tirol
26.10.07 (DK) Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
28.10.07 (D) Hamburg – Markthalle
30.10.07 (D) Stuttgart – Longhorn LKA
31.10.07 (F) Paris – Elysee Montmatre
01.11.07 (NL) Tilburg – 13
02.11.07 (B) Antwerp – Hof Ter Lo
Check out what UK has to say about Turisas:
“Nothing competes with these Finnish metal warriors not even sanity”
“Turisas kick an amount of ass roughly the same size as Wales”
- Metal Hammer
“A repertoire of anthemic songs that wouldn't sound out of place
on the soundtrack to 'Braveheart'” - Caughtinthecrossfire
“That’s the best accordion solo in a heavy metal I’ve
ever heard” - Biff from Saxon
Visit TURISAS on the web:
- ARCH ENEMY Album Formats - North American Tour - Shoot Two New Videos!
Anticipation surrounding the new ARCH ENEMY album, “Rise of The
Tyrant” is at an all-time high as the band kicked off their Black
Tyranny co-headlining North American tour with Machine Head this past
Prior to leaving for North America, the band has shot two video clips
for new songs “Revolution Begins”, the new album’s
first single available in stores now, and “I Will Live Again”,
both with acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Lacuna Coil,
Michael Amott comments on the video shoot experience, “Working
with Patric Ullaeus for the first time was a blast! Patric was super
professional and cool to work with. It was the most painless video shoot
I have ever been a part of (luckily I didn't get burnt like Daniel and
Angela). Be sure to check out our MySpace page to view some photos from
the shoots and I can't wait to see the finished results.”
“Rise Of The Tyrant” has been receiving huge acclaim from
the media throughout the world and upon release date on September 24th
in Europe, the album will be available in the following formats with
alternate cover artwork coloring: CD; Limited Edition CD including O-Card
packaging, uncoated booklet paper and a bonus 3” Mini-DVD; and
LP format with the bare CD as special bonus. The Mini-DVD of the limited
edition release includes the following impressive live footage filmed
in South America on Arch Enemy’s headlining tour early 2007:
- I Am Legend/Out For Blood (Live)
- Diva Satanica (Live)
- On The Road Movie
Additionally, as well as the upcoming Tour activity in Australia and
Europe as part of the “Black Crusade” tour with headliners
Machine Head and Trivium, ARCH ENEMY have now confirmed a first ever
visit to China as part of their “World Tyranny” touring
campaign. The band will be playing in Beijing, China on October 24th.
More information about ARCH ENEMY and “Rise Of The Tyrant”
- PARADISE LOST present new video clip for “Praise Lamented Shade”!
European tour has kicked off!
UK’s gothic metal forefathers PARADISE LOST present you their
stunning new video clip for “Praise Lamented Shade” taken
from the band’s latest, much lauded masterpiece “In Requiem”,
which was released via Century Media Records in May 2007.
The clip was filmed during their show in the beautiful Koko, London
in April which will be released on DVD later on. However, it already
gives you a glimpse of the things to come.
The video was directed by Dash Productions (who worked with people such
as Steven Seagal, Gary Numan, Level 42, Paul Rodgers, Rick Astley, Heaven
17, The Damned, Marc Almond, Dexy's Midnight Runners and many more)
and you can watch it @ Youtube.com by clicking HERE!
Furthermore, “In Requiem” is finally available on vinyl
again! As the limited 4 x 7" box (2.000 copies) was sold out in
the first week of release, Century Media Records and PARADISE LOST have
decided to release the album as a vinyl LP, too. It contains the regular
album tracks and comes in heavy cardboard gatefold cover, including
a new designed poster!
In addition to that, PARADISE LOST have just kicked off their European
tour with labelmates Eyes Of Eden, and Neurosonic as support acts. See
below for the exact dates!
14.09.2007 Lyon (F) @ Transbordeur
15.09.2007 Toulouse (F) @ Havana
16.09.2007 Barcelona (E) @ Razzmatazz
17.09.2007 Madrid (E) @ Caracol
18.09.2007 Lisbon (PT) @ Garage
20.09.2007 Bordeaux (F) @ Barbey
22.09.2007 Solothurn (CH) @ Kofmehl
23.09.2007 Milan (I) @ Alcatraz
24.09.2007 Winterthur (CH) @ Salzhaus
25.09.2007 Vienna (AT) @ Planet Music
27.09.2007 Muenchen (D) @ Backstage
28.09.2007 Leipzig (D) @ Hellraiser
29.09.2007 Koeln (D) @ Live Music Hall
30.09.2007 Berlin (D) @ Columbia Club
01.10.2007 Copenhagen (DK) @ Little Vega
02.10.2007 Oslo (NO) @ Rockefeller
03.10.2007 Stockholm (S) @ Debaser
05.10.2007 Hamburg (D) @ Markthalle
06.10.2007 Bochum (D) @ Zeche
07.10.2007 Utrecht (NL) @ Tivoli
- DEVIAN present brand new song @ MySpace & cover artwork for upcoming
The newest sensation in Swedish extreme metal - DEVIAN, the violently
thrashing black/death outfit featuring former Marduk-members Legion
(vocals) & Emil Dragutinovic (drums) – presents you the first
appetizer for its devilish metal delicacy “Ninewinged Serpent”
(OUT in Europe October 22nd, 2007!). Just surf to www.myspace.com/truedevian
and listen to the brand-new track “Scarred”!
Furthermore, the cover artwork for “Ninewinged Serpent”,
which was created by Greece’s master of dark visuals Seth (Paradise
Lost, Soilwork, Old Man’s Child, etc.) has just been posted at
the same location and you can also check it out in higher resolution
DEVIAN’s debut album “Ninewinged Serpent” was recorded
at Sweden’s Art Decay with producer Rickard Kottelin (The Legion),
mixing duties were handled by sound-wizard Fredrik Nordström at
Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, etc.) while
the final punch in mastering came courtesy of Peter In De Betou / Tailor
Here is the final tracklist for the album:
DEVIAN - "Ninewinged Serpent" CD 2007 (45:20)
1. Serenade For The Fallen [Intro]
2. Dressed In Blood
5. Suffer The Fools
7. Gemini Is The Snake
9. Remnant Song
10. Ninewinged Serpent
Look forward to a variable and vicious metal mixture built upon a very
catchy combination of melody, aggression, and references to the likes
of Slayer, Iron Maiden, Possessed, Morbid Angel, Dissection or even
Motörhead. DEVIAN f**king kills!
- THE FUNERAL PYRE finalizes October touring schedule with Apiary
Los Angeles blackened death metal band THE FUNERAL PYRE will again hit
the road in October with Bay Area act Apiary for nearly three weeks
as the last leg of national touring behind the band's Prosthetic Records
debut, The Nature of Betrayal. The band will be playing one new, as-yet-unrecorded
song during their set and will return home in late October to finish
writing and recording THE FUNERAL PYRE's follow-up album, tentatively
scheduled for a mid-2008 release via Prosthetic.
Several current tracks from THE FUNERAL PYRE's The Nature of Betrayal,
as well a song from a limited 7" split and the band's debut record,
along with a few new merch designs, are available on the band's MySpace
THE FUNERAL PYRE
10/05 Salinas, CA – The Castle
10/06 Eugene, OR – Samurai Duck
10/07 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/08 Seattle, WA – TBA
10/09 Portland, OR – Rock and Roll Pizza
10/10 Bend, OR – TBA
10/11 San Francisco, CA – The DNA Lounge (with Embers)
10/12 Bakersfield, CA – The Backstage
10/13 Norwalk, CA – The Epic Lounge
10/14 Las Vegas, NV – TBA
10/15 Cedar City, UT – TBA
10/16 Provo, UT - TBA
10/17 Pueblo, CO – Zippers
10/18 Albuquerque, NM – Moonlight Lounge
10/19 El Paso, TX – Chic’s Bar & Billiards
10/20 Tucson, AZ – The Living Room
10/21 San Diego, CA - TBA
- THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD frontman featured on MTV's Headbanger's
The frontman of South Carolina's THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD is featured
on MTV's Headbanger's Blog, discussing his addition to the band. New
vocalist Nate Johnson (Premonitions of War, Deadwater Drowning) explains
how he came to join the band here.
Having just completed a headlining tour alongside As Blood Runs Black,
Beneath The Massacre and Ion Dissonance, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD
is back home until next month when they will open the forthcoming tour
featuring As I Lay Dying, All That Remains and Haste The Day. Continuing
to support the new album Malice, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD's first
video from the record has already aired on Headbangers Ball several
times and is available online here.
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD
(with As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, Haste The Day)
10/27 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/28 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/30 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
10/31 Dallas, TX – The Door
11/01 Houston, TX – Meridian
11/02 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/03 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
11/05 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
11/07 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
11/08 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
11/09 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
11/10 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/11 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
11/12 New York, NY – Nokia Theatre
11/14 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
11/15 Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargo’s
11/16 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
11/17 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
11/18 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
11/19 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
11/20 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze on the West Bank
11/21 Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club
11/23 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theater
11/24 Magna, UT – The Great Salt Air
11/26 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
11/27 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
11/28 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre
11/30 San Diego, CA - Soma
- EMPTY DREAMS NEWS
The Transylvanian melodic metal band EMPTY DREAMS has released 2 songs,
recorded live at Beat Festival, Magocs, Hungary : Silent Men (previously
unreleased) and End Of My Dreams (non-album version), available as free
downloads on the bands' official website: www.emptydreams.net.
You can also listen there to all 3 songs of the demo EP Solar Waltz
- DETHKLOK To Tour
Adult Swim, Cartoon Network’s highly rated late-night programming
block for young adults, today announces its first two nationwide concert
tours. In usual Adult Swim style, the 24-campus music tour promises
to be like no other.
On October 1, a 12-campus hip-hop tour begins with a concert at the
State University of New York campus in Albany, featuring Ghostface Killah
and Witchdoctor. On October 29, a 12-campus heavy metal tour lets loose
with headliner And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead. Opening for
Trail of Dead is none other than Dethklok, the heavy metal band from
Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse television series. All shows are open
to students. Ticket information can be obtained online at www.adultswimpresents.com.
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead (Interscope Records) will
headline the heavy metal tour. Formed in 1994 by singers/guitarists/drummers
Jason Reece and Conrad Keely, Trail of Dead eventually signed to Interscope
Records and in 2002 issued the formidable album “Source Tags &
Codes.” Their most recent album, “So Divided,” was
released in late 2006. Opening for Trail of Dead is the self-described
world’s most popular and heaviest metal band, Dethklok. Dethklok
and its band members are the stars of the popular Adult Swim animated
series, Metalocalypse, the brainchild of creators Brendon Small and
Tommy Blacha. For the Adult Swim tour, Small, who is the lead vocalist,
brings the animated characters to life with a real live band. Dethklok’s
first album, “Metalocalypse: Dethklok The Dethalbum,” will
be released on Williams Street September 25.
The schedule for the heavy metal tour will be released at a later date.
- Conquest of Steel in injury shock!
Following an evening of heavy drinking with fellow band members, Conquest
of Steel guitarist DD Danger fell headlong down his house stairs after
taking a drunken stumble at the very top of the staircase. The fall
resulted in a badly sprained wrist, extensive bruising, cuts and slight
concussion. DD was forced to miss the scheduled gig at York (UK) Cert
18 the following night; however the band continued to play on in his
absence. DD’s wrist is now healing and he should be back in action
for the Meltdown Metal Fest in Birmingham (UK) on 31st September.
This incident follows drummer Chris ‘The Destroyer’ Mills
breaking his wrist at the DOD festival in Ireland in June, and bassist
Vic Victory breaking his collar bone earlier in the year. Is it possible
that Conquest of Steel are cursed? Are the forces of mainstream music
conspiring against them to halt their goal of playing the loudest most
Heavy Metal music known to mankind?
Let it be known that none shall stop the Steel. Conquest of Steel will
continue to battle on in the face of adversity, pitting themselves against
the forces of nature and playing True Heavy Metal until the end of time.
- MUSHROOMHEAD Percussionist To Perform With MARAZENE On Fall Tour
In a follow up to last weeks announcement, Chicago based Machine / Metalists
have announced that MUSHROOMHEAD percussionist Dan 'Little Dan' Fox
will fill in for them on drums on their upcoming tour.
Drummer and co-founder Kristov Kemp had confirmed to the band only last
week a cancer relapse that will require immediate chemotherapy treatment
and which will force him to sit out the Fall tour.
The blog posted by multi-instrumentalist and co-founder DieTrich Thrall
"MARAZENE would like to thank the entire SkumF***er Nation for
all of your support following last weeks disappointing announcement
regarding our brother Kristov's current health crisis.
Marazene understand the importance of a touring opportunity for an independent
band such as ours. While bands such as Static X, Nine Inch Nails, or
Korn could easily reschedule a National Tour, Marazene are forced to
consider numerous pros and cons. So many logistics had to be in the
bag by the time we got the update on Kristov's health situation. We
could all just turn around, throw in the towel, and give up but that's
not Kristov's way of dealing with his health nor is it our way of dealing
with our band.
Kristov needs to focus on fighting this. He can never be replaced. That
can never be questioned. He'll be back. And Marazene will only be stronger
in the long run.
We're fortunate to be in the right place at the right time to have Dan
'Little Dan' Fox jump on board to cover live drums with such little
notice. He's an amazing talent and probably the only person in the world
who could've filled in for our brother Kristov during this generally
shitty turn of events. A very special thanks goes out to him.
And so on behalf of Marazene and with Kristov's full endorsement, Marazene
will continue forward with our Fall tour plans!
Special thanks and mention go out to members of Mushroomhead who have
patiently stood by us as we decided how best to proceed with the tour.
Marazene have always endured on the very hard work of it's team and
the unwavering support of our friends and fans! None of this would be
possible without you and we thank you again for sticking by us during
this difficult time!"
Kristov Kemp was first diagnosed with intestinal cancer in May 2006
and had surgery to remove a cancerous growth and numerous lymph nodes
followed by chemotherapy for much of the remainder of the year. Despite
the intensive treatment, he continued to perform with Marazene as they
toured the Midwest in support of the self release of their debut album,
Marazene only weeks ago announced their upcoming tour with Megaforce
recording artist MUSHROOMHEAD and Metropolis records PSYCLON NINE. The
three bands had previously toured together for four weeks in the Spring.
- OATH TO VANQUISH released their debut album, "Applied Schizophrenic
Science" in 2006 via UK-label Grindethic Records.
VBS.tv has previously delved into the animated world of extreme metal
with acclaimed documentaries recounting the trials and tribulations
of rising Iraqi metal outfit ACRASSICAUDA living in a bombed out and
broken Iraq, as well as in depth interviews with controversial figure
GAAHL from Norwegian black metal band GORGOROTH. Formed under the motto
of "rescuing you from television's deathlike grip", the online
broadcast network streams original content, free of charge and 24 hours
a day, aiming to give a voice to issues in tune with modern day living,
daring to dig into subjects often too visceral, honest and thought-provoking
for the mainstream media.
For more information, visit:
- SKELETONWITCH to support Dying Fetus this fall
Currently out on the road with Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust,
Ohio-based thrashers SKELETONWITCH have been confirmed as a support
to Dying Fetus this fall alongside Demiricous, The Absence and Cephalic
Carnage on the tour's second half of dates. The string of dates will
keep SKELETONWITCH busy into early December while the band continues
out on the road to support the forthcoming Prosthetic Records debut,
'Beyond The Permafrost,' which is due out October 2. Pre-orders are
shipping now from Prosthetic
Having just completed a string of dates with Nachtmystium, SKELETONWITCH
has been hard at work supporting the self-released EP, 'Worship The
Witch' and performing material that will appear on 'Beyond The Permafrost.'
Featuring artwork from John Baizley (Baroness, Pig Destroyer, Darkest
Hour), 'Beyond The Permafrost' was recorded earlier this year with producer
Cory Smoot (Municipal Waste, GWAR) and features a handful of brand new
SKELETONWITCH songs alongside a few songs that previously appeared on
the self-released Skeletonwitch records 'Worship The Witch' and 'At
One With The Shadows.'
SKELETONWITCH on tour
(with Dying Fetus, Demiricous, The Absence)
11/01 Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar
11/02 Poughkeepsie, NY –The Loft @ The Chance
11/03 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Café
11/07 Brooklyn, NY – Club Bang
11/08 Allentown, PA – Sterling Hotel
11/09 Wilmington, NC – Lucky’s Pub
11/10 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (with Divine Heresy)
11/11 Jacksonville, FL – Thee Imperial
11/14 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Café
(with Dying Fetus, Cephalic Carnage, Demiricous, The Absence)
11/15 Louisville, KY – Uncle Pleasants
11/16 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder
11/17 Southbend, IN – PNA Club
11/19 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
11/23 Spring, TX – Java Jazz
11/24 San Antonio, TX – Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar
11/26 Tempe, AZ – The Sets
11/27 Corona, CA – Showcase Theatre
11/28 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
11/30 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
12/01 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
- RATT POSTPONES EUROPEAN TOUR
Live Nation, X-Ray Touring and RATT have announced that they are postponing
the European portion of their fall tour. Instead, the band plans to
return in June of next year to perform at some of Europe's most popular
rock festivals as well as several other key dates in the UK and Scandinavia.
In addition, they are also exploring some other special high profile
packages which will be announced shortly. The band's Japan and Australia
tour stays as scheduled.
For further details and updates go to www.therattpack.com
|October 15th, 2007
- THINE EYES BLEED To Release New Album In March '08
THE END RECORDS has set a release date of March 4th, 2008 for the self-titled
release from Canadian thrashers THINE EYES BLEED.
In a band update, several members voiced their thoughts on the new album:
"This ain't your one-note-chug-along and dance to-gay-haircut metal.
There is thought behind the music and passion behind the musicianship.
Metal that isn't compromising or commercial. This is the real deal.
All killer and no filler... no singing... no 'breakdowns'. Real metal
for real metalers. Keep it brutal and stay heavy." - Johnny Araya,
"We never really discussed the direction. We all just knew it had
be honest, unrellenting, abusive, and evil. That is what metal was all
about in our opinion. The outcome is violent and makes me smile from
begining to end." - Jeff Phillips, guitarist
"We never set any direction for this album, we did it for ourselves...
It's a much more focused album than our debut and it's going to show.
It's an in your face metal album for the true metalheads out there..
the only way I can describe it is pure evil..." - Justin Wolfe,
To view a larger version of the album artwork, go here
The band is currently scheduling some tour dates this fall across North
The band re-released their 2005 debut for THE END RECORDS, entitled
"In the Wake of Separation", in May of 2006. The
CD included the bonus track "Better off Dead" (previously
available only in Japan) and the video for "Cold Victim".
Also last year, THINE EYES BLEED took part in the mega-successful North
American and European legs of the 2006 UNHOLY
ALLIANCE TOUR, which featured SLAYER, CHILDREN OF BODOM, MASTODON and
LAMB OF GOD.
Official THINE EYES BLEED website:
Official MySpace Site:
- Crown the Lost has parted ways with drummer Jordan Villella
Crown the Lost has parted ways with drummer Jordan Villella. Jordan
helped us out during a very rough time late last year and for that,
we are forever indebted to him. We certainly wish him luck in his future
endeavors. Replacing Jordan is a familiar face in the form of Nick Bentzel,
who played Joe, Ryan, and myself in Sinning Is Our Savior. Not only
is Nick a very cool guy, he's quite the accomplished drummer and has
already taken our new and old songs to a new level. Nick will be playing
on the forthcoming album and all future live dates.
-David E. Gehlke
- AMORPHIS: Entire "Silent Waters" Album Available for Streaming!
AMORPHIS' new album, "Silent Waters", is now available for
streaming in its entirety at MP3.com.
Due in North America September 18th, "Silent Waters" is the
second AMORPHIS album to feature singer Tomi Joutsen (SINISTHRA). The
CD was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mixing duties
were handled by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS) at Finnvox studios.
"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 (U.S. bonus track)
- ROB ZOMBIE’S FIRST LIVE ALBUM
FEATURES CONCERT PERFORMANCES OF SONGS FROM HIS ENTIRE CAREER; FROM
“BLACK SUNSHINE” AND “MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN”
TO “LIVING DEAD GIRL,” NEVER GONNA STOP” AND “LORDS
HOLLYWOOD - The long-awaited first live album from Rob Zombie has arrived.
A brain-bashing, soul-shaking sonic earthquake, Zombie - Live (Geffen
Records/UMe), released October 23, 2007, in both clean and explicit
versions, spans songs from the hard rocker’s entire career.
Recorded in 2006 during the tour supporting the Educated Horses album,
which hit #5 on the Pop chart, Zombie Live finds Zombie leading a supercharged
band featuring guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D, drummer Tommy Clufetos
and was produced by long-time co-writer and producer Scott Humphrey.
Zombie – Live includes the concert’s renditions of the Best
Hard Rock Performance Grammy-nominated “Thunder Kiss ‘65”
and “Black Sunshine” from White Zombie’s 1992 major
label debut La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1, which went Top 40 and
double platinum. “Super Charger Heaven,” “Creature
Of The Wheel” and “More Human Than Human,” also Grammy
nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance, were first heard on White
Zombie’s 1995 Top 10, double platinum Astro-Creep: 2000 Songs
Of Love, Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions Of The Electric Head.
From Rob Zombie’s 1998 solo debut, the Top 5, triple platinum
Hellbilly Deluxe: 13 Tales Of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside The Spookshow
International, are “Superbeast,” “Living Dead Girl,”
“Demonoid Phenomenon” and “Dragula.” Songs from
2001’s Top 10 and platinum The Sinister Urge are “Demon
Speeding,” “Dead Girl Superstar” and “Never
Gonna Stop (The Red Red Kroovy).” The latest songs hail from Educated
Horses: “Sawdust In The Blood,” “American Witch,”
“Let It All Bleed Out” and “Lords Of Salem.”
Heard too are the title songs from the first two feature films directed
by Zombie, 2000’s cult smash hit House Of 1000 Corpses and 2004’s
critically acclaimed The Devil’s Rejects.
Rob Zombie will unleash his terrifying remake of the classic film Halloween
on August 31, 2007, premiering on more than 2000 screens. Zombie, who
previously wrote and directed The Devil’s Rejects (2000) and House
Of 1000 Corpses (2004), offers an entirely new take on the highly successful
series of Halloween films that began in 1978. As a recording artist
Rob Zombie has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and continues to
be one of Geffen Record’s top selling artists.
The DVD companion to Zombie – Live will be available in the Spring
of 2008 and will include bonus footage.
For more information www.robzombie.com
- WEEDEATER fall tour dates for God Luck And Good Speed
While we continue to reap the bountiful harvest of high-grade response
billowing in on Weedeater's latest bongload God Luck And Good Speed,
the whiskey-spittin' doom-shittin' crew schedule another massive session
of dates on the road, and teaming up with a ton of other sickos along
the way. This is not one to be missed if you're anywhere inside the
10/05/07 Lenny's Bar - Atlanta, GA w/Rwake, Total Fucking Destruction
10/06/07 The Jinx - Savannah, GA w/Rwake, Total Fucking Destruction
10/07/07 The Nick - Birmingham, AL
10/08/07 Howlin' Wolf - New Orleans, LA
10/09/07 Rudyards - Houston, TX
10/10/07 The Mohawk - Austin, TX w/Jesu, U.S.S.A.
10/11/07 Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar - San Antonio, TX w/U.S.S.A.
10/15/07 Casbah - San Diego, CA w/U.S.S.A., Oxbow presents Love's Holiday
10/16/07 Knitting Factory - Los Angeles, CA w/U.S.S.A., Oxbow
10/17/07 12 Galaxies - San Francisco, CA w/U.S.S.A., Oxbow
10/19/07 Dante's - Portland, OR w/U.S.S.A., Oxbow presents Love's Holiday,
10/20/07 El Corazon - Seattle, WA w/U.S.S.A., Oxbow presents Love's
10/23/07 3 Kings - Tavern Denver, CO w/U.S.S.A.
10/25/07 Turf Club - St. Paul, MN
10/26/07 The Note - Chicago, IL
10/27/07 Mac's Bar - Lansing, MI
10/28/07 Dirty Jack's - Cincinnati, OH
10/29/07 The End - Nashville, TN
10/31/07 Beachland - Cleveland, OH
11/01/07 Ravari Room - Columbus, OH w/Salvage
11/09/07 Volume 11 Tavern - Raleigh, NC
“Weedeater scream 'stoned' like you wouldn't believe, but they
do it with a syrupy conviction and some of the nastiest bass guitar
fuzz this side of a crust punk show in a knife sharpening factory.”
— Metal Maniacs
"Now on their third album of bluesy, Southern-fried stoner metal,
they've poured their bile into seven original songs and one fitting
Lynyrd Skynyrd cover... Having teamed with engineer extraordinaire Steve
Albini, God Luck and Good Speed is Weedeater’s best album yet."
"There is enough plodding, molasses thick rhythms for the dedicated
doomsters and plenty of quick-paced numbers and compositional variety
for those with little patience for typical doom and sludge albums. At
a compact 38 minutes, God Luck and Good Speed well get you drunk, dirty,
stoned, and a little disoriented." — Blabbermouth
"...once again it seems that Weedeater is only going to keep getting
better and better with age. My expectations were blown to bits."
— Hellride Music
- Recording of AXEMASTER's new CD has begun
AXEMASTER has hit the studio and started work on their long awaited
new full length CD tentatively titled "The Second Coming".
This will be the band's first new material available since 1991! It
promises to be the best overall Axemaster release ever, a fitting comeback
for a band who has stayed true to their metal roots. Pre-production
versions (scratch recordings) of 4 songs that will be included on the
new disc can be found at www.myspace.com/thebandaxemaster
There's now official Axemaster wallpaper available for free download
The band would like to thank Bart Gabriel at Dragonight Agency for creating
the kick ass wallpaper and including it on their site!
Don't forget that the re-release on CD of the bands classic debut album
"Blessing in the Skies" is available through Burning Star
Records at their online
store and through the distributors listed at http://www.burning-star.net.
- OZZY OSBOURNE returns to the road October 18 in Seattle, WA for a
massive 40-show North American fall tour in support of "Bl4ck Rain"
— his first album of new studio material in six years —
with special guest ROB ZOMBIE.
This will be highlighted by Ozzy's first show at New York City’s
Garden in 23 years.
General ticket on-sales start Friday, September 14. Confirmed dates
are as follows:
Oct. 18 - Seattle, WA - KeyArena
Oct. 20 - Vancouver, BC - GM Place
Oct. 22 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
Oct. 24 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
Oct. 27 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
Oct. 29 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome
Oct. 31 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Nov. 02 - Des Moines, IA - Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Nov. 04 - Sioux City, IA - Gateway Arena
Nov. 06 - Rapid City, SD - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Nov. 09 - Billings, MT - MetraPark Arena
Nov. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - The E-Center
Nov. 14 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
Nov. 16 - Stockton, CA - Stockton Arena
Nov. 18 - Oakland, CA - ORACLE Arena
Nov. 20 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Sports Arena
Nov. 24 - Las Vegas, NV - The Jo1nt
Nov. 26 - Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Arena
Nov. 28 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing.com Arena
Nov. 30 - Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
Dec. 04 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Dec. 06 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center
Dec. 08 - Wichita, KS - Kansas Coliseum
Dec. 11 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
Dec. 13 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
Dec. 16 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
Dec. 18 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
Dec. 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena
Dec. 22 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Jan. 03 - Portland, ME - Cumberland County Civic Center
Jan. 05 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
Jan. 08 - Worcester, MA - DCU Center
Jan. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum
Jan. 14 - Quebec City, QC - Colisée Pepsi Arena
Jan. 16 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Jan. 19 - London, ON - John Labatt Centre
Jan. 21 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Jan. 24 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
- DUTCH DEATH METALERS GRIND MINDED RELEASE "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE"
COVER, TRACK LISTING AND RELEASE DATE
Grind Minded, The Netherlands based old school death / grind band has
released the cover and track listing for their follow up to the 2004
album "9mm Facial", entitled "Domestic Violence".
"Domestic Violence" was recorded between August 20th and August
29th at Soundlodge Studio (God Dethroned, Dew-Scented, Obscenity, etc)
in Germany, and was produced by Jörg Uken and Grind Minded.
The track listing is as follows:
Morbid Fascination ( Thanksgiving )
Impaled With A Grin
Trigger Happy Jehovah
The cover art (which can be found at http://www.opengraverecords.com)
was designed by Kieran Wakeman of Divine Chaos Art (http://www.divinechaosart.com).
"Domestic Violence" will be released world wide on December
24th 2007 on Open Grave Records.
- SELFMADEGOD - Thrash Metal Warriors comp and Third Degree album updates
V/A "THRASH METAL WARRIORS" ON SELFMADEGOD RECORDS
Selfmadegod Records out of Poland proudly announce the first ever compilation
CD to be released by the label. Licensed from Hirax' own Black Devil
Records "Thrash Metal Warriors" is a groundbreaking thrash
metal compilation with rare and unreleased tracks from eight worlwide
bands. The disc includes both legendary acts such as Hirax (USA), Kat
(Poland), Sabbat (Japan) as well as terrific entrants of the genre:
Toxic Holocaust (USA), Slaver (Brazil), Strike Master (Mexico), Execution
(USA), Hatchet (USA). Approximately a half an hour of sincere, raw and
to-the-point thrash; in a day and age when heavy music has been watered
down this disc is a true testament to true, untamed and uncompromising
The release date is scheduled for late September 2007.
1. Hirax (USA) "Chaos and Brutality"
2. Toxic Holocaust (USA) "All In The Name of Science"
3. Sabbat (Japan) "Samurai Zombies"
4. Kat (Poland) "Puppets On The Strings"
5. Slaver (Brazil) "Nuclear Attack"
6. Strike Master (Mexico) "Up for the Massacre"
7. Execution (USA "Dismantle the Cross"
8. Hatchet (USA) "Storm the Gates"
THIRD DEGREE'S PUNK SUGAR COMPLETED
The newest, second full album of Poland's Third Degree entitled "Punk
Sugar" has been finally completed. Week-long session took place
in Studio X (Olsztyn, Poland) late March/early April 2007. Final mixes
has been done by the band's guitarist Szymon Czech (Nyia, Third Degree,
Antigama). The album consists of 12 songs more into early TD material
with a hint of complex, slow songs known from "Outstay" album.
The bassist Fazi comments: "Punk Sugar" is actually a product
of our earlier work, it's more old school and includes Czarny on vocals,
our old singer. We are pretty satisfied with final result. Let's hope
the fans will enjoy it the way we do.
Punk Sugar is slated for Autumn 2007 release via Selfmadegod Records.
The tracklisting for the album will be:
1. From Simple Punks
2. Millennium Of Recycling Christ
3. Twelve Millions
4. Where Is The Consumation?
6. Dead Will
7. So Long Bastards
8. Punk Sugar
9. Surrounded By Victims
10 ....And Now Something Completely Different
- THE VISION BLEAK enter German media control chart
THE VISION BLEAK's new album "The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey"
has entered the German Media Control Chart at position No. 93.
"The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey" is available as a normal CD
and as Luxus edition including CD, live DVD, and a return coupon for
ordering an exclusive T-Shirt and a free The Vision Bleak patch.
The band is touring through Europe with THERION and SIRENIA in December.
A headliner tour for January 2008 is planned for Germany / Austria /
THE VISION BLEAK + THERION + SIRENIA
07.12.'07 D - Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
08.12.'07 D - Memmingen / Kaminwerk
09.12.'07 SLO - Ljubljana / Vpk Mediapark
10.12.'07 HR - Zagreb / Boogaloo
11.12.'07 SRB - Belgrad / SKC
12.12.'07 H - Budapest / Petöfi Hall
13.12.'07 PL - Krakow / Club Studio
14.12.'07 CZ - Prague / Roxy
15.12.'07 B - Antwerpen / Hof Ter Loo
16.12.'07 GB - London / The Fridge
17.12.'07 NL - Amsterdam / Melweg
18.12.'07 F - Strasburg / La Laiterie
19.12.'07 F - Lyon / Transbordeur
20.12.'07 F - Toulouse / Bikini
21.12.'07 F - Rennes / Cite
22.12.'07 F - Paris / Elysée Montmartre
- INTRONAUT lineup alteration, new song posted
We are very excited to debut the new song "The Challenger"
from Intronaut's upcoming album entitled The Challenger in stores October
30th! Check out the Translation Loss or Intronaut MySpace pages to hear
the new track, and don't forget your helmet!!!
Also, Leon Del Muerte has quit Intronaut to pursue new musical endeavors.
He will be reactivating his long-defunct Murder Construct project as
well as continue to play bass in Phobia.
He says, "I had a lot of fun playing and learning new things with
Intronaut and got to tour with some great bands and made a lot of new
friends. Ultimately, I feel I've just strayed too far from my roots
and could not hold back the other members of the band with my single-minded
desire to grind. Peace, bitches!"
Replacing him will be our long time friend Dave Timnick. Dave is a very
talented and proficient musician, we're stoked. In addition to being
a great guitar player, he is also a skilled percussionist and has studied
tabla with Aloke Dutta. We can't wait to get things going with this
Watch for more updates on The Challenger and Intronaut in general from
Earsplit in the coming months....
- TURISAS premiere "Rasputin" video clip @ MySpace!
It is truly something very special what infamous Finnish folk metal
warriors TURISAS unleash upon you now with the premiere of their fantastic
new clip “Rasputin”, an insane cover version of the old
Boney M. classic every fan should already recognise from their unforgettable
Band mastermind Warlord comments the clip as follows:
"This video is pretty far from what you'd expect from a TURISAS-video
- or any metal video for that matter! The idea to the video is just
as wild as the cover song itself: a battle metal band covering a 70's
disco hit. Just as the song, it is a crossover of the 70's kitsch attached
to the Boney M - track, but performed by us as we do it. Director Vesa-Matti
Vainio and the whole crew did a great job on this one and to me, this
is a good pick for our first video ever. I assure you, there are plenty
of ideas on epic spectacles to be looked into later."
So cover your disco plateau boots with blood by dancing wildly on this
one! Watch the clip here: www.myspace.com/turisasofficial
TURISAS’ version of “Rasputin” will be available on
the “Rasputin” Single, which will hit stores on the following
GERMANY: Friday, September 21, 2007.
UK / FRANCE / VARIOUS OTHER TERRITORIES: Monday, September 24, 2007.
SPAIN: Tuesday, September 25, 2007.
FINLAND: Wednesday, September 26, 2007.
It will be released as CD-Single also including the band’s classic
tune "Battle Metal" as well as strictly limited Picture 7”
vinyl featuring “The Court Of Jarisleif” as B-Side.
- DARK TRANQUILLITY post interview and live-scenes from Bang Your Head
festival; tour update!
Sweden's finest Melodic Death Metal band (and party animals) played
13 European summer festivals this year. Comments vocalist Mikael Stanne:
"This was probably our most active summer ever, and while our sweaty
bodies are recovering from the mayhem, preparations for the upcoming
tours are being made."
Check out an interview Johannes "Axeman" from WOLF did with
Mikael Stanne from DARK TRANQUILLITY at Bang Your Head Festival on June
22nd in Balingen, Germany. You can watch it at the links given below.
DARK TRANQUILLITY will continue promoting their new album "Fiction"
with a couple of upcoming tours: "We raided the rehearsal room
for leftover merchandise, so on the 'Scandinavian Fiction' tour we'll
be offering some rare and out-of-print shirts as well as other goodies
for those who are interested."
Afterwards the band will be joining the Eastpak Antidote Tour (www.antidotetour.com)
with Soilwork, Caliban, and Sonic Syndicate. And, last but not least:
"Finally it is time for us to visit Greece again! Supported by
the legendary Samael, we'll have the pleasure of playing two shows.
This will be the first time in five years that we're visiting these
cities, so rest assured that it'll be an experience out of the ordinary."
Check out the two parts of the highly entertaining BYH interview on
Century Media Europe’s YouTube channel:
Part 1 - HERE
Part 2 - HERE
More DARK TRANQUILLITY live mayhem footage coming soon on:
DARK TRANQUILLITY Live
The Eastpak Antidote Tour, with Soilwork, Caliban, Sonic Syndicate
30.09.2007 Brighton (UK) @ Concorde 2
01.10.2007 Wolverhampton (UK) @ Wulfrun Hall
02.10.2007 Leeds (UK) @ Cockpit
03.10.2007 London (UK) @ Islington Academy
04.10.2007 Nottingham (UK) @ Rock City
05.10.2007 Newcastle (UK) @ Academy
06.10.2007 Glasgow (UK) @ Garage
07.10.2007 Norwich (UK) @ Waterfront
09.10.2007 Den Bosch (NL) @ W2
10.10.2007 Utrecht (NL) @ Tivoli
11.10.2007 Antwerpen (B) @ Hof Ter Lo
12.10.2007 Paris (F) @ La Locomotive
13.10.2007 Marseille (F) @ Escape Julien
14.10.2007 Barcelona (E) @ Razzmatazz
16.10.2007 Milan (I) @ Alcatraz
17.10.2007 Zurich (CH) @ Abart
18.10.2007 Muenchen (D) @ Backstage
19.10.2007 Vienna (AT) @ Arena
20.10.2007 Prague (CZ) @ Akropolis
21.10.2007 Budapest (HU) @ A-38
23.10.2007 Karlsruhe (D) @ Substage
24.10.2007 Berlin (D) @ SO36
25.10.2007 Koeln (D) @ Live Music Hall
26.10.2007 Hamburg (D) @ Gruenspan
Greek Tour, with Samael
03.11.2007 Thessaloniki (GR) @ Hydrogios
04.11.2007 Athens (GR) @ Gargarin 205
- THE BONES premiere new song “Flatline Fever” @ MySpace
Straight from the gutter of Swedish town Karlskrona the mighty THE BONES
present you the first sonic glimpse at their upcoming Century Media
debut “Burnout Boulevard”! Just head for www.myspace.com/thebonesrockandroll
and check out the brand-new track “Flatline Fever”!
“Burnout Boulevard”, the band’s fourth full-length
Punk ‘n’ Roll-attack, shall start poser-smashing, ass-kicking
and hell-raisin’ on October 22nd, 2007, so watch out for that
Also, don’t miss THE BONES live!
“Badboys for Life” Festival Tour, with Forgotten + Demented
21.09.2007 Berlin (D) @ SO36
22.09.2007 Essen (D) @ Fun Box Amalie
29.09.2007 Kolding (DK) @ Godzzfest
12.10.2007 Osnabrueck (D) @ Rock 'n' Hell Festival / N8
16.11.2007 Issy Les Moulineux (F) @ Fahrenheit
17.11.2007 Montebeliard (F) @ Atelier Des Moles
24.11.2007 Frankfurt (D) @ Ballsporthalle
01.12.2007 Copenhagen (DK) @ Stone Vega (SOLD OUT!!!)
02.12.2007 Copenhagen (DK) @ Stone Vega (additional show!)
- Machine Head claims Disney has it out for the band.
According to a statement by the band, Disney allegedly pressured Live
Nation into canceling a Machine Head show at the House of Blues in Anaheim,CA
which sits on a plot of land owned by Disney Properties. When Machine
Head b1ew the whistle on Disney, the company retaliated by canceling
a second HoB performance, this time on Disney property in Orlando, Fl.
Disney has halted all upcoming heavy metal concerts at the HoB location,
according to the statement, and placed Machine Head "under an internal
If this is a policy for Disney, it's a recent one. Acts to play HoB
Anaheim this year include Lacuna Coil / Shadows Fall, and Static X -
not exactly family fare. HoB Orlando (which is actually in Lake Buena
Vista) has hosted Rise Against, Hatebreed, Static X and Lacuna Coil
/ Shadows Fall.
- SuperNova Records Signs COMPLETE FAILURE
SuperNova Records proudly announces its newest signing: COMPLETE FAILURE.
Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Complete Failure features drummer Mike Rosswog,
formerly of Today Is The Day and Circle Of Dead Children.
Complete Failure's sound is based in anthemic crust/hardcore and punishing
grindcore, building upon elements of bands such as His Hero is Gone,
Terrorizer, Neurosis, Today Is The Day, and Converge.
According to SuperNova Records label boss (and Today Is The Day frontman)
"Complete Failure are the future of grind as we know it. Explosive
and undeniable, this band is set to become an instant classic when their
new record hits stores in 2008."
Complete Failure plans to record its debut album this fall at Austin
Enterprise in Nashville, TN, with Steve Austin producing. Austin is
known for his production work with such bands as Lamb Of God and Converge.
The album will see a 2008 release on SuperNova Records. The band will
be touring throughout 2008.
SuperNova Records is distributed exclusively by MRI/RED in the US, FAB
in Canada, Cargo in Europe, and IODA for all digital distribution.
- Epicus Records News
Release date for Thomas Chr. Hansen solo album "Like A Shadow"
has been moved from 12. october to 17. october.
(Sound samples will come very soon)
The release date for debut album from Oceans of time is set to 12. december.
(Sound samples will come very soon)
The cover art of their album can be seen here
Oceans of time has made a music video to one of their songs from the
upcoming album. The video will come soon. pictures
from the video shoot
Best Metal Regards
- my band
- my label
- my personal
- BOBAFLEX RETURNS WITH A VENGEANCE ON OCTOBER 30 WITH TALES FROM DIRT
West Virginian metal maniacs Bobaflex will follow up their cherished
2005 release Apologize For Nothing on October 30 with Tales From Dirt
Town. The 12-track disc was produced and mixed by Russ T. Cobb (Sevendust)
and recorded at Bang! Studios in Atlanta.
Expanding on the brutality of their debut, Tales From Dirt Town incorporates
elements of classic rock shaking up an already schizophrenic sound of
heavy riffs and growling to harmonious vocals traded off by the band’s
four vocalists. Brutal tracks like “Sellout” “That
Ole Speed”, and “Need A Drink” are met head-on by
soaring, almost epic tracks like “Satisfied”, “Savior”
and “Home” which will serve as the album’s first single.
With Dave Cobb’s excellent production bringing out all facets
of the band’s sound, Tales From Dirt Town proves to be one of
the most accomplished heavy rock albums of 2007.
In addition to appearing on Gigantour (the band was handpicked by Megadeth’s
Dave Mustaine) and a tour with Twizted, Bobaflex proved to be one of
the hardest working bands in the scene by simply jumping in their van
and playing non-stop gigs around the country over the past 3 years.
The band possesses an exceptional live show with members constantly
switching instruments and swapping turns on lead vocals.
Bobaflex will again tear up stages with non-stop touring for the remainder
of 2007 and all of 2008.
- DEMIRICOUS to post a new song off Two (Poverty) this Friday!!!
Indianapolis, IN’s Demiricous will be releasing the first track
off their upcoming Metal Blade Records release Two (Poverty) this Friday
at 12 midnight EST. Be sure to head over to the band’s MySpace
page HERE to get a taste of what to expect from their sophomore release
Two (Poverty), in stores and online everywhere October 16th, 2007.
You’ll hear elements of thrash, hardcore punk, and death metal
- but you won’t be able to categorize the band as any of the three.
The highly anticipated sophomore release Two (Poverty) features an unrelenting
mixture of pure American metal and thrash and delivers all the rage,
hooks, and solos metal heads have been waiting for. Songs like “Expression
of Immunity” terrorizes the listener like an angry beast made
of pure metal, punk, and guitar dive-bomb fury. “Leprosaic Belief”,
“Celebration of Damage”, and “Stress Fetish”
hit with full throttle speed while tracks like “Knuckle Eye”,
“Tusk and Claw”, and the instrumental “Blackish Silver”
groove to the point where they leave the listener no choice but to head
Demiricous will be heading out for a fall tour so be sure to keep an
eye on the band’s MySpace page and the Metal Blade page. Details
will be announced shortly!
Two (Poverty) track listing:
1. Never Enough Road
2. Expression of Immunity
3. Knuckle Eye
4. Leprosaic Belief
5. Language of Oblivion
6. Tusk and Claw
7. Appreciation for Misery
9. Celebration of Damage
10. Acid Lung
11. Stress Fetish
12. Blackish Silver
- PSYOPUS finds bass player!
We here at the Psyopus camp are happy to announce that we have found
our new bass player in the form of a Michael Horn. He is a 24 years
old freak of nature from just outside of the Washington, DC area. He
graduated from The Shenandoah Conservatory with a degree in Arts Management
with a minor in jazz bass along side two years of classical bass training
at the institution.
He will now be being institutionalized into the Psyopus school of music
along side the relatively new talent in the form of University of Buffalo's
Percussion Major, Buffalo, NY's own Jason Bauers, and the acid fucked
persona of The Jefferson Plane Crash's vocalist, Fredericksburg, VA's
own Harrison Christie.
The promisingly revamped Psyopus line up will be showcased on the road
coming this November. Psyopus has four dates in the North East United
States area supporting Japan's own noise rockers Melt Banana. Dates
have yet to be officially announced.
- Ynis Vitrin finishes the recordings of The Sad Art of Smiling
YNIS VITRIN recently finished the recordings of their first album, entitled
The Sad Art of Smiling, which is actually being mixed. Its release is
planned for November.
Ynis Vitrin is a brazilian progressive metal band which released in
2005 a demo called A Dark Land, receiving great response from press
around the world including maximum score in reviews made by Rock Something,
All the Bangers and Whiplash.net, besides of being chosen as "Band
of the Month", "Demo of the Year", "Best Keyboardist
of the Year" by other magazines. In 2006 they won the contest made
by the north-american magazine Revolver and SickIdiots.com, which had
names like Lemmy (Motörhead), Katon (Hirax), Don Dokken (Dokken),
Snake Sabo (Skid Row), and others as judges.
Meanwhile the band posted in their website, www.ynisvitrin.com,
a wallpaper based in one of the new songs, "Limbo", and on
their MySpace is available a pre-mix of the song "Last Words",
which is available at www.myspace.com/ynisvitrin