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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 !

    "Dear All,

    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 material…"

    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 Of Decay)
    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 Tribe)
    Dec 4th, 2007 – HAMBURG (Germany), MarX (+ DeadSoul Tribe)
    Dec 5th, 2007 - KOELN (Germany), Underground (+ DeadSoul Tribe)
    Dec 6th, 2007 – ASCHAFFENBURG (Germany), Colos-Saal (+ DeadSoul Tribe)
    Dec 7th, 2007 – KARLSRUHE (Germany), Substage (+ DeadSoul Tribe)
    Dec 8th, 2007 – WEERT (The Netherlands), De Bosuil (+ DeadSoul Tribe)
    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 + Olympos Mons)
    Dec 22nd, 2007 – LIMOGES (France), X-Mas Festival/Festival de Noël

    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

    AEA Zine
  • RAZOR Pulls Out Of Germany's KEEP IT TRUE Festival, HEATHEN Steps In

    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)
    HELSTAR (USA)
    OMEN (USA)
    ATTACKER (USA)
    SENTINEL BEAST (USA)
    MERCILESS DEATH (USA)
    METAL INQUISITOR (GER)
    STRIKEMASTER (MEX)
    PHANTOM X (USA)

    Saturday, April 5, 2008:

    JAG PANZER (USA)
    MANILLA ROAD (USA)
    HEATHEN (USA)
    DOOMSWORD (ITA)
    CAGE (USA)
    PHARAOH (USA)
    CRESCENT SHIELD (USA)
    DEMON EYES (FRA)
    FUELED BY FIRE (USA)
    BATTLE RAM (ITA)

    For more information, visit www.keep-it-true.de.

    AEA Zine
  • 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 outright misinformation.

    "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."

    AEA Zine
  • 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 NOVEMBER 26

    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 double platinum.

    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.

    www.foreigneronline.com
  • 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.

    The tracklist:
    01. Dickichtgott
    02. Loka Lögsaga
    03. Schwarzer Frost
    04. Baldr
    05. Íss
    06. Winter
    07. Glámr (pre-listen here)
    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.

    The tracklist:
    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 here )
    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.

    pre-listen here

    "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
    02. Fractionized
    03. A Curative Struggle
    04. The Art Of Sadness
    05. Thought Adjuster
    06. Monitoring The Mind
    07. Neurasthenic
    08. Reasons Of Being
    09. Clarity
    10. Shatter The Wisdom
    11. Of Divinity

    Galy Records:

    http://www.galyrecords.com
    http://www.myspace.com/galyrecords
  • 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 performances.

    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

    www.ofthearchaengel.com
    www.myspace.com/ofthearchaengel
  • 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

    www.southernlord.com
  • 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 Garden.

    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 or www.myspace.com/robzombie
  • 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 LARUE
  • 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
    (with Engineer)
    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 West Lounge

    www.prostheticrecords.com
  • 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 @:

    www.archenemy.net
    www.myspace.com/archenemy
  • 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 ICED EARTH!

    “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 Warlord.

    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 dates:
    OUT: Monday, September 24, 2007.
    except:
    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” – Kerrang!

    “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:
    www.thevarangianway.com
    www.turisas.com
    www.myspace.com/turisasofficial
  • 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 week.

    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, etc.).

    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” at:
    www.archenemy.net
    www.myspace.com/archenemy
  • 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

    www.paradiselost.co.uk
    www.myspace.com/paradiselostuk
  • DEVIAN present brand new song @ MySpace & cover artwork for upcoming album!

    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 HERE!

    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 Maid.

    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
    3. Heresy
    4. Scarred
    5. Suffer The Fools
    6. Fatalist
    7. Gemini Is The Snake
    8. Instigator
    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!

    www.myspace.com/truedevian
    www.devian.se
  • 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 page.

    THE FUNERAL PYRE
    (with Apiary)
    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

    www.prostheticrecords.com
  • THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD frontman featured on MTV's Headbanger's blog

    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

    www.prostheticrecords.com
  • 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 (2007).
  • 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.

    Metal Maniacs
  • 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 Marazene 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 follows:

    "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, 'MachiNation'.

    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:
    http://www.vbs.tv
    http://www.oath-to-vanquish.com
    http://www.grindethic.co.uk
  • 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 Records.com.

    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

    www.prostheticrecords.com
  • 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 and www.myspace.com/therattpack.

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 sophomore
    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, bassist

    "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, singer

    To view a larger version of the album artwork, go here

    The band is currently scheduling some tour dates this fall across North America.

    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:
    http://www.thineeyesbleed.com

    Official MySpace Site:
    http://www.myspace.com/thineeyesbleed

    Metal Maniacs
  • 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

    www.crownthelost.com
    www.myspace.com/crownthelostmetal

    AEA Zine
  • 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
    07. Enigma
    08. Shaman
    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 OF SALEM”

    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 or www.myspace.com/robzombie
  • 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 smoke circle...

    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, Black Elk
    10/20/07 El Corazon - Seattle, WA w/U.S.S.A., Oxbow presents Love's Holiday
    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." — Decibel

    "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

    www.weedeatertheband.com
    www.southernlord.com
    www.tonedeaftouring.com
  • 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 & www.myspace.com/jsguitar.

    There's now official Axemaster wallpaper available for free download at www.dragonight.com/. 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 Madison Square
    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:
    Domestic Violence
    Killing Spree
    Chemical Peeling
    Morbid Fascination ( Thanksgiving )
    Sweet Sweat
    Impaled With A Grin
    Voices
    Payback Time
    Stalker
    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.

    http://www.opengraverecords.com
  • 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 metal.

    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?
    5. Thoughts
    6. Dead Will
    7. So Long Bastards
    8. Punk Sugar
    9. Surrounded By Victims
    10 ....And Now Something Completely Different
    11. Manipulation
    12. Pathic

    www.myspace.com/thirddegreegrind

    www.selfmadegod.com
    www.myspace.com/selfmadegodrecords
  • 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 / Switzerland.

    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

    http://www.prophecy.cd/
  • 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 revamped lineup!

    Watch for more updates on The Challenger and Intronaut in general from Earsplit in the coming months....

    www.intronaut.net | www.myspace.com/intronaut
    www.translationloss.com | www.myspace.com/translationlossrecords
  • 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 live shows.

    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 dates:

    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.

    www.thevarangianway.com
    www.turisas.com
  • 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:

    www.youtube.com/centurymediaeurope
    www.darktranquillity.com

    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

    www.myspace.com/dtofficial
  • THE BONES premiere new song “Flatline Fever” @ MySpace TODAY!

    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 one!

    Also, don’t miss THE BONES live!

    “Badboys for Life” Festival Tour, with Forgotten + Demented Are Go
    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!)

    www.bonesrocknroll.com
  • 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 'review process'

    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) Steve Austin:

    "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.

    Band: www.myspace.com/comfail
    Label: www.supernovarecords.net
  • 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

    M_E_T_A_L__I_S__L_A_W

    Best Metal Regards
    Thomas

    www.gaia-epicus.com - my band
    www.epicusrecords.com - my label
    www.thomashansen.info - my personal
  • BOBAFLEX RETURNS WITH A VENGEANCE ON OCTOBER 30 WITH TALES FROM DIRT TOWN

    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.

    www.bobaflexwarriors.com
    www.TVTrecords.com
  • 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 bang.
    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
    8. Engineer
    9. Celebration of Damage
    10. Acid Lung
    11. Stress Fetish
    12. Blackish Silver

    http://www.demiricous.com/
    http://www.myspace.com/demiricous
  • 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.

    http://www.psyopus.com/
    http://www.myspace.com/psyopus
  • 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

    www.ynisvitrin.com
    www.myspace.com/ynisvitrin