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September 16th, 2005
  • CRISIS Tour
    The following dates with Exodus, Three Inches Of Blood, and Watch Them Die.
    10/04/05 Tue @ Marquee Theatre – Tempe AZ
    10/05/05 Wed @ House Of Rock And Roll – El Paso TX
    10/07/05 Fri @ Purgatory – Oklahoma City OK
    10/08/05 Sat @ The Galaxy Club – Dallas TX
    10/09/05 Sun @ The Engine Room – Houston TX
    10/11/05 Tue @ Southport Music hall – New Orleans LA
    10/13/05 Thu @ Planet Rock – Jacksonville NC
    10/14/05 Fri @ Sterling Hotel – Allentown PA
    10/15/05 Sat @ The Downtown – Farmingdale NY
    10/16/05 Sun @ Webster Theatre – Hartford CT
    10/17/05 Mon @ The Palladium – Worchester MA
    10/18/05 Tue @ Club Infinity – Williamsville NY
    10/19/05 Wed @ Emerald Theatre – Detroit MI
    10/20/05 Thu @ Annie’s – Cincinnati OH
    10/21/05 Fri @ Peabody’s – Cleveland OH
    10/22/05 Sat @ Pearl Room - Mokena IL
    10/23/05 Sun @ Ten Bells – Grand Rapids MI
    10/24/05 Mon @ Station 4 – St. Paul MN
    10/26/05 Wed @ Creepy Crawl – St. Louis MO
    10/27/05 Thu @ Hairy Mary’s – Des Moines IA
    10/28/05 Fri @ Bluebird Theatre – Denver CO
    10/29/05 Sat @ Club Vegas – Salt Lake City UT
    10/30/05 Sun @ Bogies – Boise ID
    10/31/05 Mon @ El Corazon – Seattle WA
    11/01/05 Tue @ Hawthorne Theatre – Portland OR
    11/02/05 Wed @ The Boardwalk – Orangeville CA
    11/04/05 Fri @ The Jumping Turtle - San Marcos CA
    more dates to follow


    The following dates are with God Dethroned, Nightrage, Byzantine, EPOCH OF UNLIGHT, THINE EYES BLEED, and LILITU as part of the International Extreme Music Festival.
    9/08/05 Thu @ Ten Bells – Grand Rapids MI
    9/10/05 Sat @ The Bluebird – Denver CO
    9/11/05 Sun @ Combat Academy – Salt Lake City UT
    9/12/05 Mon @ The Core – Boise ID
    9/13/05 Tue @ Fat Tuesdays - Spokane WA
    9/14/05 Wed @ Studio Seven – Seattle WA
    9/15/05 Thu @ Rock And Roll Pizza – Portland OR
    9/16/05 Fri @ The Last Day Saloon - San Francisco CA
    9/17/05 Sat @ Vault 350 – Long Beach CA
    9/19/05 Mon @ Lucky Devils – El Paso TX
    9/20/05 Tue @ The Launchpad – Albuerquerue NM
    9/22/05 Thu @ Fitzgeralds – Houston TX
    9/23/05 Fri @ Boomerz Boiler Room – Seminole FL
    9/24/05 Sat @ Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale FL
    9/25/05 Sun @ Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville FL
    9/26/05 Mon @ Hi Tone Cafe - Memphis TN
    9/27/05 Tue @ Masquerade – Atlanta GA
    9/28/05 Wed @ Jaxx – Springfield VA
    9/29/05 Thu @ The CHameleon Junction - Rochester PA
    9/30/05 Fri @ Harpos – Detroit MI
    10/01/05 Sat @ The Metro – Chicago IL
    10/03/05 Mon @ Penny Arcade – Rochester NY
    10/07/05 Fri @ The Opera House – Toronto ON Canada
    10/09/05 Sun @ The Palladium – Worchester MA


  • SEDUCED BY SUICIDE - New song available

    Seduced by Suicide, the gothic rock band formed by members from Blood Tears, have a new song available in their website, www.seducedbysuicide.com , titled "My Sweetest Choice". Besides of this new track, there are other samples of the album which will be released in October, between the songs there is a cover of "I Was Made For Loving You", from KISS.

    Meanwhile the band is still finishing the recordings of the debut and launched a page on MySpace, where can be found pictures, biography, songs and other informations of the band. The address is www.myspace.com/seducedbysuicide


    Right after TRIVIUM's already sold out headlining UK Tour with ALL THAT REMAINS the band is playing 13 shows with ARCH ENEMY and DARK TRANQUILITY on mainland Europe.

    Following a nomination in the Metal Hammer Awards earlier this year, the Kerrang! cover stars were honoured last night to receive not one, but two nominations for the famed Kerrang! Awards. The nominations were received for Best International Newcomer (2004 winner – Velvet Revolver) and Best Album for 'Ascendancy' (2004 winner – Muse 'Absolution'). The Awards take place in a secret London location on August 25.


    All dates with ALL THAT REMAINS (Prosthetic Records)

    09/10 UK - Leeds @ Cockpit
    09/11 UK - Oxford @ Zodiac
    09/12 UK - Brighton @ Concorde 2
    09/13 UK - Newport @ TJ's
    09/15 UK - Manchester @ Academy 2
    09/16 UK - Glasgow @ King Tuts
    09/17 UK - Stoke @ Sugramill
    09/18 UK - London @ Astoria
    09/19 UK - Wolves @ Wolverhampton Hall
    09/20 UK - Colchester @ Arts Centre
    09/22 IRL - Belfast @ Limelight
    09/23 IRL - Dublin @ Ambassador Theatre
    09/24 UK - Liverpool @ Academy 2
    09/25 UK - Nottingham @ Rock City
    09/27 UK - Portsmouth @ Wedgwood Rooms
    09/28 UK - Exeter @ Lemon Grove
    09/29 UK - Northampton @ Soundhaus

    All dates with ARCH ENEMY and DARK TRANQUILITY

    10/02 F - Paris @ Bataclan
    10/03 NL - Haarlem @ Club Patronaat
    10/04 DE - Koeln @ Live Music Hall
    10/05 NL - Eindhoven @ Effenaar
    10/06 DE - Stuttgart @ Longhorn
    10/08 BE - Ternat @Ternat Rock Festival
    10/09 DE - Osnabrueck @ Hyde Park
    10/10 DE - Hamburg @ Markthalle
    10/11 DE - Berlin @ Columbia Club
    10/13 N - Oslo @ Rockefeller
    10/14 SE - Gothenburg @ Karen
    10/15 SE - Stockholm @ Klubben
    10/16 DK - Kopenhagen @ Pumpenhuset


    TRIVIUM "Ember To Inferno" Extended Edition
    Album comes w/ completely new art and 3 bonus tracks!!!


  • NIGHTRAGE Descend Into Chaos

    North America prepare for descent! Nightrage will be invading North America with God Dethroned, Byzantine, Epoch Of Unlight, Hell Within, Thine Eyes Bleed, and Lilitu. Supporting 2005’s Descent Into Chaos, their second recording, the band is now ready to storm North American shores. Incorporating a blistering twin guitar approach, Nightrage has cemented fans by developing and strengthening their melodically vicious sound. Albums, which have featured guitar virtuoso Gus G. (Arch Enemy, Firewind) and unparalleled vocalist Tomas Lindberg (ex-At The Gates, The Great Deceiver), have been lessons in Swedish melodic death metal. However, due to previous commitments, the band will be touring with vocalist Jimmy Strimell (Deathdestruction) and touring guitarist Pierre Lysell (NONE).

    Mainman guitarist Marios Iliopoulos sent this message out to fans, “Hi there Nightrage fans, we are really excited that we are going to be part of this International Extreme Music Festival. This is the first time to play our music in this territory and see our American fans. I think every European band’s goal is an American tour. Now we have the chance to achieve this goal, and it is our first tour ever. I don't think I have to tell you how excited we are about this. The line-up and the whole event will be awesome, and Digger International has really been professional promoting this festival. We want to give our best performances there and share the stage with all these great bands. Nightrage has never been a project, and we will soon be out there to show you what we are all about.”

    International Extreme Music Festival
    W/God Dethroned, Byzantine, Epoch Of Unlight, Hell Within, Thine Eyes Bleed, Lilitu
    09/08 Ten Bells – Grand Rapids, MI
    09/10 Bluebird – Denver, CO
    09/11 Combat Academy – Salt Lake City, UT
    09/12 The Core – Boise, ID
    09/14 The Core – Seattle, WA
    09/15 Rock and Roll Pizza – Portland, OR
    09/16 The Last Day Saloon – San Francisco, CA
    09/17 Vault 360 – Long Beach, CA
    09/19 Lucky Devils – El Paso, TX
    09/20 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
    09/22 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
    09/23 Boomerz – Seminole, FL
    09/24 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    09/25 Jackrabbits – Jacksonville, FL
    09/26 Hi Tone Café – Memphis, TN
    09/27 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
    09/28 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
    09/29 VFW – Charlori, PA
    09/30 Harpos – Detroit, MI
    10/01 Metro – Chicago, IL
    10/03 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
    10/07 Opera House – Toronto, ON (Canada)
    10/09 Palladium – Worcester, MA

  • KING'S X Signs with Inside Out Music America

    New Studio Album, Ogre Tones,
    Set for Release on September 27, 2005

    The critically acclaimed, highly influential Texas-based rock trio King's X has signed with Inside Out Music America. The band's recent work has been released by Inside Out except in North America, and signing with IOMA unifies its label worldwide.

    The first new King's X album from guitarist/vocalist Ty Tabor, bass guitarist/vocalist Doug Pinnick and drummer/vocalist Jerry Gaskill under the new deal, Ogre Tones, will be released in North America on September 27, 2005.

    "Signing with InsideOut is due to the longstanding relationship we have with the great people at the label like Thomas Waber in Germany and Jim Pitulski here in America," says Tabor. "It's another opportunity where we found ourselves free to make a change. We have signed with a new booking agent too.

    "With Inside Out, we have that friendship and we have the same goals. They are also realistic and honest. They don't pull punches. It's a logical match."

    Tabor first got to know Waber and Pitulski in recent years via his solo and all-star side projects such as Platypus, The Jelly Jam and Jughead that were released by InsideOut. Gaskill's solo album Come Somewhere was also issued by the label.

    The new King's X album was produced by Michael Wagener, who has produced, engineered or mixed work by the likes of Metallica, Alice Cooper, Queen, Ozzy Osbourne, Dokken, Megadeth, Motley Crue, Skid Row, Extreme and many others.

    "This was a big change for us after years of self-producing our albums. We wanted to be free to focus on the music itself. Things were often fragmented the past several years. I had to oversee a lot of business things -- such as working with different labels for different territories -- that sometimes didn't allow me to really focus on the music as much as I wanted," Tabor says.

    "Michael wasn't pushing us in any one direction. It was just four guys having a good time creating sounds and music. It's a broad-sounding record. It's hard to compare our music from album to album, but vocally this one has elements of early King's X and sonicaly it's similar to our recent ones.

    "It feels so fresh to be able to concentrate fully on the music. I honestly believe this new album is our best record in many, many years."

    King's X also plans to shoot videos for two singles from the album, their first promotional clips since 1998's 'Tapehead.' They will be directed by Dr. Teeth, who has helmed videos that are all over MTV for artists such as new hip-hop sensation Mike Jones. Tabor loves Dr. Teeth's hip-hop videos -- "The guy is extremely talented," he says -- and they met through mutual friends in Houston.

    Tabor explains that the band is refreshed after having taken this year off so far.

    "This was our first break after five straight years of torturous work on King's X and side projects. It was absolutely non-stop. Zero time off," he says.

    King's X is back with renewed energy and creative fire, and the eclectic nature of the band's work and Inside Out's expertise in quality handmade music makes it a perfect partnership.

    Ogre Tones Track Listing:

    1. Alone (2:57)
    2. Stay (2:23)
    3. Hurricane (3:31)
    4. Fly (2:43)
    5. If (2:58)
    6. Bebop (4:00)
    7. Honesty (2:42)
    8. Open My Eyes (4:03)
    9. Freedom (3:21)
    10. Get Away (3:25)
    11. Sooner or Later (7:00)
    12. Mudd (4:41)
    13. Bam (2:43)

    For all the latest King's X news, visit:


  • IMPALED’s “Preservation Of Death” Video Posted

    Oakland’s Frankenstein monster IMPALED have revealed their terrible medical truths, making them public in streaming video here. When asked about the footage, Medical Deviant Sean McGrath (vocals/guitar) said, “The video footage for ‘Preservation of Death’ was shot in the early 1920s as an instructional film. It was funded by the infamous St. Julien's Medical University, an institution that later fell into disrepute after several scandals involving the staff undertaking inhumane experiments on the patients there. While going through the archives one day, we found the footage. Curiously, it synched up PERFECTLY with our song, and strangely enough, had people who looked exactly like us playing the lead roles. It seemed like a perfect fit. Plus, we had already spent the video budget on beer and pizza.

    “The idea for the video came to me during the recording of Death After Life. I liken the experience to psychic photography, implanted memories, or perhaps the government mind control experiments of the 60s and 70s. One minute I was sitting there contemplating getting a real job and giving up all this foolishness, and the next my brain was hit by a bolt of lightning, imprinting the idea for this video like a petroglyph carved into living rock. My brain wasn't LITERALLY hit by lightning; that would kill me. I did feel like giving up and getting a real job though; that part was true.”

    Lucky for IMPALED fans, Sean has not gotten motivation for that job but instead the band will be announcing tour dates in the near future.

September 15th, 2005
  • CARNIVAL...new band emo-core

    The "Carnival" italian band is glad to announce the first self-produced release "Venice Romantic Dream".

    The sound moves through very variegated co-ordinates from emo-core to dark-gothic and finally the Venetian dreamy atmospheres. Now the band distributes a four tracks promo-pack of 15 minutes duration. The songs are available for downloading on the official site: http://carnival.altervista.org

    1-Season of time

    The band is looking for collaborations to product, promote and distribute the album.

    Contact: [email protected]
    Site: http://carnival.altervista.org

  • CANNATA "Watching The World" Reissue

    Arise Records will release in October a limited pressing of classic AOR Melodic Rock Cannata ´s “Watching The World” album (first pressing was released in 1993 thru Now & Then Records).

    This new edition will contain 2 bonus tracks taken from “Images Of Forever” (1988) album and a new cover artwork.

    Mp3 available at http://www.arisemetal.net/12.php

    CANNATA “Watching The World” Tracklisting:
    1. When It's Love
    2. Watching the World
    3. Let It Be
    4. What About the Children
    5. Take Me Over
    6. The Hunter
    7. Just You and Me
    8. Over the Line
    9. Through the Night
    10. Ian's Song
    11. Middle Of The Night (Bonus Track)
    12. Will The Sky Begin To Fall ? (Bonus Track)



    Relapse Records recording artists THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are breaking new ground with the release of their latest music video, "Unretrofied." The hyper-advanced clip is taken from the band's forward-thinking release, Miss Machine.

    The DILLINGER video was written and directed by Josh Graham (ENON, NO DOUBT, JURASSIC 5) and features the band (vocalist Greg Puciato, guitarists Ben Weinman and Brian Benoit, bassist Liam Wilson and drummer Chris Pennie) "assembled as retro 'Westworld' style robots as we witness the birth of The Dillinger Escape Plan."

    Response to the DILLINGER video has been outstanding and immediate. The FUSE network has accepted "Unretrofied" into rotation on both its "Ovenfresh" and "Steven's Untitled Rock Show" programs. "Ovenfresh" "gives the power of the programming over to the fans" by allowing them to vote to see more or less of the hottest new videos each week. For additional information, visit: http://fuse.tv/php/ovenfresh.php?aid=1825&sid=2 and http://www.fuse.tv/. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN appears as an Oven Fresh artist this week alongside 50 CENT, SILVERSTEIN, SYSTEM OF A DOWN and others.

    The "Unretrofied" video was also added to MTV-U. MTV-U is "the definitive college network for students at universities across the country." The network can be found on over 700 campuses, reaching over 6 million students in dining halls, student lounges, fitness centers, and dorm rooms: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other artists with videos currently in rotation on MTV-U in addition to DILLINGER include THE ARCADE FIRE, BECK, KASABIAN, MARIAH CAREY, MISSY ELLIOTT, NINE INCH NAILS and THE KILLERS. Additional information on MTV-U can be found at www.mtvu.com.

    The "Unretrofied" video has been posted online at the Relapse Records website at this location: http://shop.relapse.com/content/downloads.aspx?MediaTypeID=3&ArtistID=10030. The single is currently being added to rotation at major alternative / rock stations across the U.S.


    Metal Maniacs
  • New clip from upcoming acoustic GREEN CARNATION posted

    The first sound clip from Green Carnation forthcoming album, Acoustic Verses, is now available online.

    The band has been working hard on the album all summer - in between multiple shows and festival appearances. The short, 45-second clip (still untitled) has been made available to the public for the first time. The material is so fresh it hasn't even been mixed or mastered yet.

    The sample is short, but as Green Carnation's singer Kjetil Nordhus points out, "You could see it as a teaser for those interested in the band."

    Acoustic Verses is to be released later this year on newly launched label, SubLife Productions.

    The Green Carnation clip and accompanying artwork for the album, along with clips of other future SubLife releases can be found here: www.sublifeproductions.com


    Metal Maniacs

  • New THE CREST video clip available!

    Following the release of their second album Vain City Chronicles, THE CREST now make their brand-new video clip available to their fans! The clip to "Run Like Blazes," also in the style of the fourty's like the album's artwork, is available for free on both Season of Mist's and THE CREST's websites. To watch it now, follow this link download. THE CREST's "Vain City Chronicles" was released through Season of Mist on the 9th of May this year and praised for Nell's enchanting vocals, its heavier approach, soothing melodies and for successfully combining metal, rock and pop. Besides being THE CREST's frontwoman, Nell is also THEATRE of TRAGEDY's female vocalist.


    Metal Maniacs

  • DAGOBA sign to Season of Mist

    With only their debut out, DAGOBA made quite a well-known name for themselves in France (obtaining chart entries and an EMI distribution deal for their very first album). The buzz quickly spread and step by step Europe started responding (DAGOBA opened for MACHINE HEAD in Brussels, forFEAR FACTORY in Amsterdam, and did a North European tour with SAMAEL, all during 2004).
    If there is a name to watch in the Modern Thrash European scene right now, this is it! This year, DAGOBA opens for KORN on August 17th in Toulon (France) and will hereafter concentrate on preparing the recording of their new album. They will enter the studio The Antfarm (Denmark) with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HATESPHERE, MNEMIC etc.) in September. The new recording is planned for an early 2006 release.


    Metal Maniacs


    THE DECADE OF DARKNESS UK DATES ANNOUNCED!! - Attention Groundcrew! To celebrate 10 years of doing it the hard way, we've just released details of 11 shows that SG are to play in the UK. It's been a while since the band has played to the British Metal Militia and has dedicated this tour to the homegrown disciples of British Steel. The Band has vowed that this is the tour that SG will be remembered for and that people should get in quick as these venues are sure to the packed to the rafters. Joining SG for the tour will be fellow British metallers BIOMECHANICAL. Their latestrelease The Empires Of The World is out now on EARACHE Records. Go check it out.

    This is what frontman Adam had to say about getting back out there; "Guys; you know SG always deliver when we hit the stage and this tour will once again prove this outright. If the rest of the band are as fired up as me it's gonna be like going into battle; and I'll be on the front line. ." Bassist Ben Frost ads "SG's been out there for 10 years and people should know what they are getting by now. Everyone knows they are one of the best live acts around, that's why I joined the band. SG looks after things itself and although this means we don't get opportunities we probably should get, at least you know its all 100% straight down the line - these dates were booked by ourselves at venues we wanted with bands we wanted. That's worth turning out for in my book."

    All details of how to obtain tickets for each venue are set out below. We suggest that you try to get tickets and avoid paying on the door, as you'll be a fool to miss out on this tour! Raise your Left hand and Pledge your allegiance and we'll see you in the Wall Of Death!


    18th Sept Agincourt Rock Venue, Camberley, Surrey
    Venue 01276 22225

    19th Sept The Corporation, Sheffield
    Box Office 0114 276 0262

    20th Sept King Tuts, Glasgow
    Box office 0141 221 5279

    21st Sept Trillians, Newcastle
    Box office 0191 232 1619

    22nd Sept The Pitz, Milton Keynes
    Box Office 01908 660392

    23rd Sept The Garage, Highbury, London
    0870 060 3777

    25th Sept The Fleece & Firkin, Bristol
    Box Office 0117 945 0996
    Credit Card Hotline 0117 929 9008

    26th Sept Clwb Ifor, Cardiff
    Box Office 029 2023 2199

    27th Sept Rock City, Nottingham
    Box Office 0115 9588484

    28th Sept The Music Box, Manchester
    Box Office 0161 236 9971

    29th Sept The Rock Cafe, Stourbridge
    Box Office 01384 390918

    A NEW DARKNESS UPON US GETS JAPANESE RELEASE - Better late then never, A New Darkness Upon Us has recently been released in Japan by Woodbell Records amidst fantastic reviews from its largest metal magazines like BURRN!. SG has long had a solid, grass roots following in Japan and its neighbouring countries and lets hope it continues to build with this release. The Japanese version is completed by the bonus track "Malfunction" originally recorded by the Cro-Mags.

    MAKE FRIENDS WITH SG ON MYSPACE - Anyone who's anyone is on here these days, so we thought we'd join in to see what's happening. Come and join our friends list at: WWW.MYSPACE.COM/STAMPINGROUND

    On the other hand, come say a few words on the Stampin' Ground Forum

    If you are in a band, or know people in a band or even follow a local band, give them a shout out here. It could be the first step in making it happen.


    Check out the Century Media websites for further news


    Metal Maniacs

September 7th, 2005
  • DARSOMBRA's debut album "ecdysis" will be out on At A Loss Recordings within the next few months with artwork by the legendary Stephen Kasner. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime check out www.darsombra.com for some mp3's.

  • UNEARTH announces headlining tour with direct support by Dillinger Escape Plan!

    Unearth will be heading out this fall to headline a club tour to begin September 16th in Erie, PA. Nora, and A Life Once Lost will be supporting Unearth for the first two dates, with Dillinger Escape Plan, Zao and A Life Once Lost completing the tour.

    Here's what vocalist Trevor Phipps has to say. "We are all looking forward to headlining again. Festival tours are great, but we are stoked to play a full set for all our fans. Also, like I said before we prefer the club atmosphere where there is simply just more energy and a better show from all points. The fact that we are taking out The Dillinger Escape Plan and Zao, two bands we admire greatly for their long and influential history in metal and hardcore, and our good friends in the bad ass band A Life Once Lost, is just an awesome feeling for us all. We are bringing a killer show across the country and it is a tour we are proud to take out."

    w/ Nora, A Life Once Lost, and SINCE THE FLOOD
    9/16 Erie, PA Forward Hall
    w/ Nora, A Life Once Lost, and THE CLASSIC STRUGGLE
    9/17 Lexington, KY Short Street Lounge
    w/ Zao, A Life Once Lost, and THE CLASSIC STRUGGLE
    9/18 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theatre
    w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Zao and A Life Once Lost
    9/20 Ft Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
    9/21 Colorado Springs, CO The Dark Side
    9/23 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
    9/24 Sacramento, CA Colonial Theatre
    9/25 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
    9/26 Anaheim, CA House of Blues Anaheim
    9/27 Lancaster, CA Mr. Ques Billiards
    9/28 Tucson, AZ Coconuts
    9/29 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
    9/30 Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Live
    10/01 Springfield, MO Rockwell
    10/02 Nashville, TN Rocketown
    10/03 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
    10/05 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
    10/06 Latham, NY Saratoga Winners
    10/07 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
    10/08 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall

    In other news Unearth will be releasing a special edition of The Oncoming Storm, which has already sound scanned over 105,000, with a bonus DVD that will feature the Original EPK – Live at Downtown featuring My Heart Bleeds No Longer, The Great Dividers and Black Hearts Now Reign, as well as interview footage, backstage antics, Eye Of The Oncoming Storm, a behind the scenes look at making The Oncoming Storm, plus all of UNEARTH production videos as seen on MTV and FUSE. This is definitely a must have for any fan of Unearth! In stores October 18th, 2005.

    *Live photos by Rev Aaron Pepelis http://returntothepit.com



    Series to premiere on Showtime in October

    Two-disc CD of brand new material by over 25 artists to landmark anthology by acclaimed horror directors

    CD to feature tracks from Mudvayne, Buckethead featuring Serj Tankian of System of A Down, Thursday, Shadows Fall, Andrew WK, Norma Jean and more

    August 15, 2005, LOS ANGELES -- On October 18, Immortal Records will release the soundtrack to the highly anticipated Masters of Horror series, a 13 episode anthology directed by today's most renowned horror directors. The specially-priced, extravagantly packaged, double disc CD will be comprised entirely of brand new and previously unreleased material from over 25 of today's top rock, metal, punk, and emo artists, including Mudvayne, Buckethead featuring Serj Tankian of System of a Down, Thursday, Shadows Fall, Andrew WK, Norma Jean, and more. The series will debut in October on Showtime, with IDT Entertainment, Industry Entertainment and Nice Guy Productions producing. The soundtrack is available for preorder at "http://www.immortalrecords.com/store/store.asp?nProductID=12063" and will arrive one day before release date.

    Masters of Horror will feature 13 new one-hour horror films from acclaimed genre directors Dario Argento (Suspiria), John Carpenter (Halloween), Larry Cohen (It's Alive), Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-tep), Joe Dante (The Howling), Mick Garris (The Stand, Riding the Bullet), Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator), Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), William Malone (FearDotCom, House on Haunted Hill), Lucky McKee (May), and Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi The Killer).

    The collaboration marks the first time these prominent directors have joined forces, so it's only fitting that a comparable roster of bands was assembled for the soundtrack. Confirmed to join the aforementioned contributing artists are Rise Against, Matchbook Romance, From Autumn to Ashes, Armor for Sleep, Everytime I Die, HopesFall, Fear Before the March of Flames, Bear vs. Shark, The Bronx, It Dies Today, Choidos, A Change of Pace, Death by Stereo, Murder by Death, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, The Bled, and Yesterday's Rising. The all-star lineup boasts aggregate sales of over 15 million units. Additional bands and track listings will be announced as they are confirmed.

    Says series Executive Producer Garris of the important roll music plays in theMasters of Horror series, "Horror is to cinema what rock n' roll is to music: rebellious, transgressive, loud and abrasive. And the sound of horror is every bit as important as the vision. Horror can be quiet and sneak up on you, and just give you a chill. Or it can grab you by the throat and rip out your trachea. We hope to embrace the full range on the Masters of Horror soundtrack."

    Masters of Horror grew out of an informal bi-monthly dinner attended by many of the horror genre's most highly regarded directors. Garris transformed their collective desire to work together into reality, and will serve as the showrunner for the series. The series was developed by Garris along with executive producers Andrew Deane and Keith Addis, and is an IDT Entertainment production.


    ** Debut Album Apologize For Nothing Set For Release On TVT Records September 6th

    **“These guys are cool. Hope you think so too. Check them out...” - Dave Mustaine of MEGADETH

    August 11, 2005 – In 1998 Marty and Shaun McCoy came together to form the foundation of what would become Bobaflex. The brothers are no strangers to the press, having ancestral ties to the most infamous family feud in American history, between the Hatfields and the McCoys, which almost caused a war between the states of West Virginia and Kentucky in the 1880’s.

    With their anthem-style songs and maniacal live performances, the group quickly gained popularity throughout the OH, WV, and KY tri-state area establishing their “base of operations” in Point Pleasant WV, home to the infamous Mothman Prophecies. Influenced by their surroundings the band (Marty McCoy, Shaun McCoy, Mike Steele, Jerod Makin, and Tommy Johnson) began to develop their unique style of songwriting.

    So far, the music press have often compared their sound to that of new metal artists like System of Down and Disturbed fused with the lyrical aggression of hip-hop pioneers Wu-tang Clan and song structural elements of classic rock pioneers Queen.

    "Diverse, surprising, oddly soulful in places and musically ambitious. Jumps genres and time signatures like System of a Down, but never feels forced,” commented Decibel Magazine.
    Bobaflex’s debut album, Apologize For Nothing, will be released by TVT Records on September 6th. The band is now part of Megadeth’s Gigantour, which began on July 21st in Fresno, CA and will end in Ridgefield, WA on September 11th.

    “With Megadeth, most people focus on the riffing and shredding, but what pulled me into them as a kid was Mustaine’s signature vocals,” commented Shaun McCoy. “He always had lots of attitude and personality, especially on classics like ‘Peace Sells,’ or he would do something really out there and twisted like talking to his inner self in ‘Sweating Bullets.’ Most singers are afraid to take chances like that- and that’s why a lot of albums are stale to me by the sixth song.”

    On the other hand, Marty McCoy was looking forward to the Megadeth tour for “other” reasons: “This is a great opportunity for our music to reach thousands of people, and it's easier to trick hitchhikers into your tour bus.”

    The songs on Apologize For Nothing run from the irresistibly over-the-top aggression of “Better Than Me” to the heavily armored melodies of “Bullseye” and “Guardian” and short-attention-span gems like “Got You Trapped.” All the songs are pushed by beats that bang like hip-hop but never resemble the limp aping of the rap-rock era. There’s always melody you can hum along to chasing some locomotive-sized crunch that makes a mosh pit seem like a good idea.

    Check the band out at a venue near you:

    BOBAFLEX TOUR DATES – All Dates Are GIGANTOUR Unless Noted
    Aug 11th Ft. Wayne, IN Memorial Coliseum
    Aug 12th Tinley Park, IL Tweeter Center
    Aug 13th Milwaukee, WI The Rave/Eagles Club
    Aug 14th Cleveland, OH Tower City Amphitheater
    Aug 16th Springfield, VA Jaxx W/Dry Kill Logic
    Aug 17th Pittsburgh, PA Chevrolet Amphitheatre
    Aug 18th Saugus, MA The Palace W/Dry Kill Logic
    Aug 19th Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
    Aug 20th Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
    Aug 21st Poughkeepsie, NY Mid-Hudson Civic Center
    Aug 22nd Hartford, CT Webster Theatre w/Dry Kill Logic
    Aug 23rd Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Theatre
    Aug 24th Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
    Aug 25th Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock w/Dry Kill Logic
    Aug 26th Flint, MI Machine Shop w/Dry Kill Logic
    Aug 28th Atlantic City, NJ House Of Blues
    Aug 30th Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Six Flags
    Aug 31st Huntington, WV Superstore Arena
    Sept 1st Buffalo, NY Showplace Theatre
    Sept 2nd Montreal, QC Bell Centre
    Sept 3rd Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
    Sept 6th Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Center
    Sept 7th Calgary, AB Calgary Stampede Corral
    Sept 9th Vancouver, BC PNE Coliseum
    Sept 11th Ridgefield, WA Clark County Amphitheater

  • FEAR FACTORY to Be Featured on "Rainbow Six" Soundtrack

    Calvin Records Partners with “Rainbow Six” to Feature Artists’ Songs on Soundtrack

    Fear Factory Hits to be Included on X-Box and PS2 Versions

    Set for Release September 6

    Calvin Records, an imprint of Liquid 8, has announced that it has aligned itself with the much-anticipated “Rainbow Six” video game to include two songs by the label’s leading artist Fear Factory.

    Available on both X-Box and PS2 on September 6, 2005, “Rainbow Six” will feature the band’s hit song Lockdown as well as a re-recorded version of the game’s theme song.

    Drummer Raymond Herrera, who is no stranger to the video game world with his own production company 3Volution, believes that there is a natural synergy between music and video games and is hoping to have the band’s songs appear in more upcoming releases.

    “The relationship between music and other media can no longer be denied,” he says. “In today’s technology- driven marketplace it just makes sense to align ourselves with projects like Rainbow Six. The way we see it, all the lines will soon be blurred when it comes to entertainment and we aren’t afraid to embrace it.”

    In addition to Rainbow Six, Fear Factory is also working on a remix of Demanufacture for the upcoming PSP game “Infected” which is slated for an October 31 release.

    Mike Catain, Calvin Records owner and CEO, says that these new relationships that the label is building are just one part of the company’s overall business strategy.

    “We’d be foolish to ignore the opportunities that exist between music and other forms of media,” he says. “As an innovative company that has built its reputation on ‘thinking outside the box’, forging relationships with video games and other outlets is just another way for us to enhance our brand identity and garner more exposure for our artists.”

    Fear Factory is currently on the road with Dave Mustaine’s Gigantour promoting its newest album “Transgression” which is set for release August 23 via Calvin Records.

    For the latest Fear Factory news, check out www.fearfactory.com.

    Europatour vom 16.9 - 25.9.05

    16.09. D- Lübeck, Riders Café
    17.09. D - Stavenhagen, Tankhaus
    18.09. NL - Arnheim, Goudvishal
    19.09. D - Gießen, Jokus
    20.09. CH - Luzern, Sedel
    21.09. AU - Innsbruck, Hafen
    22.09. D - Jena, Rosenkeller
    23.09. D - Annaberg-Buchholz, Alte Brauerei
    24.09. D - Berlin, Knaak


  • EXODUS Rick Hunolt out, Lee Altus in

    EXODUS main man Gary Holt has confirmed that longtime guitarist Rick Hunolt has left the band in order to be there for his two sons.

    Hunolt wrote in a statement on the EXODUS website: "EXODUS deserves 110 percent from me and I just can't give them that anymore. My boys need me."

    His replacement is Lee Altus, who played with fellow Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN and DIE KRUPPS. As Holt commented, Altus "was not only the best guy for this job, he was the only one. No one else was ever considered." Altus already played on the new album "Shovel Headed Kill Machine", which is scheduled for an Oct 4th release and described by Holt as "an achievment in heaviness". It is the band's first album to feature Altus, Ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and new singer Rob Dukes.

  • BLIND GUARDIAN new drummer!

    German epic metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have announced a replacement for drummer Thomen Stauch, who left the band in April after 20 years. The new man behind the kit is fellow German Frederik Ehmke, so far fairly unknown in the world of Metal.

    The band released the following statement:

    "A few weeks ago an unknown guy who introduced himself as Frederik Ehmke applied for the job as a drummer in a fairly firm manner. His vital, expressive and skillful performances of some B.G. classics ('Journey Through The Dark', 'Time Stands Still' and 'And Then There Was Silence') blew us away completely . Pretending not to be convinced we invited him to do a shoot out recording session under real production terms to check out if the creative chemistry would also work out fine. After finishing these recordings it was obvious to us: Frederik is going to be our new drummer!"

    The production of BLIND GUARDIAN's debut on NUCLEAR BLAST will start in late August with the help of Charlie Bauerfeind. No album title has been set yet, but it looks like there will be a total of ten songs. Some working titles, which might be kept, are: 'Carry The Blessed Home', 'The Edge', 'In Search For The Lionheart', 'Market Square', 'Another Stranger Me', and 'Otherland'. The release of the first single is planned for February 2006, the album will follow in April, before the band embarks on a world tour in June/August.

  • DIMMU BORGIR Deal extended

    Norwegian Black Metal masters DIMMU BORGIR and NUCLEAR BLAST have extended the record deal that spawned albums like "Enthrone Darkness Triumphant", "Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia" and "Death Cult Armageddon"! The history of Black Metal continues…

    The next release will be a revamped version of "Stormblast", which originally appeared in '96. It was recorded during this year, augmented with bonus tracks (e.g. bonus DVD) and produced by Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY). Expect a way better and sinister sounding album."Stormblast" will available on Nov 7.

  • GOREFEST "La Muerte" finished

    Dutch Death Metal legends GOREFEST have posted the following update on their reunion album "La Muerte":

    "It is done. Klaar. Finished. Es ist vollbracht. We completed the "La Muerte" sessions. Five weeks of letting the Metal flow every way possible. Fast, slow, hyperfast, ultraslow, grooving, marching, bleeding and sweating. We're all very pleased with the results so far, now it's up to Tue Madsen to mix everything 'till speakers bleed."

    The final tracklist for "La Muerte" is, in no particular order:

    For The Masses
    Man To Fall
    You Could Make Me Kill
    The New Gods
    When The Dead Walk The Earth
    Malicious Intent
    Of Death And Chaos (A Grand Finale)
    'Till Fingers Bleed
    The Fifth Crusade
    Rogue State
    The Call
    La Muerte

  • IN FLAMES studio album delayed

    Since fans of IN FLAMES are still digesting the massive amount of live material delivered in the double-DVD/double-CD set "Used And Abused…In Live We Trust", it might be good to know that new songs won't appear this year.

    The next studio album by IN FLAMES called "Come Clarity" will see the light of day on Feb 6th 2006.

    IN FLAMES are currently touring the U.S. as one of the main-stage acts at this year's Ozzfest. They have also been confirmed as the support act for MOTÖRHEAD on their U.K. tour this fall.

  • EDGUY Invite Michael Kiske for new EP

    EDGUY's upcoming EP "Superheroes", due on Sep 5, will feature a special guest appearance by former HELLOWEEN frontman Michael Kiske.Commented EDGUY singer Tobias Sammet: "One of the tracks is a bombastic uptempo epic that's reminiscent of a mixture of heavy QUEEN, RICHARD WAGNER and AVANTASIA. So it was a MUST to ask Michael Kiske to do some guest vocals. To me, music is about goose bumps, and I had a lot when listening to Michi! To make it fair, we have decided that the CD shall be out in stores for the price of a CD single only! "

    The "Superheroes" EP will feature five songs. Four of those are exclusive to this release!

    Also on Sep 5, EDGUY will release "Superheroes – The DVD". It will contain the brand new video clip 'Superheroes', a couple of songs filmed live in Brazil, plenty of "behind-the-scenes" footage, a slide show, an extensive studio report with interviews and a chance to follow EDGUY backstage.


    NUCLEAR BLAST is proud to announce the signing of a band that has started a whole genre: crossover pioneers CLAWFINGER!

    As Frontman Zak Tell commented:

    "Dear Clawheads, Hangarounds and other Lowlifes!

    We are very happy that the No. 1 Metal label NUCLEAR BLAST had the good taste to sign the reigning champs of 'OldSchoolCrossoverNuMetal' CLAWFINGER! We know that this is the start of a longlasting and successful companionship that will bring us 'Money Power Glory'… We are keeping our clawfingers crossed! Peace, Zak"

    CLAWFINGER have been among the first bands that continuously mixed Metal with rap and grooves. Their debut "Deaf, Dumb, Blind" (1993) is legendary and set a new tone for heavy music. Since then, CLAWFINGER never really stopped and put out a total of five studio albums, the last being "Zeroes And Heroes" (2003). A new album by these hard rockin' and hard groovin' Swedes is scheduled for a November release.

  • Nuclear Blast Musicshop to open soon!

    Nuclear Blast, Europe´s leading independent label for Rock, Metal and Alternative music, has recognized the signs of time and opens the No. 1 Metal Download Store - especially for friends of heavy music:

    The Nuclear Blast Musicshop
    at www.nuclearblast-musicshop.de!

    Starting the 1st of September, you can download songs from the whole label roster, including out-of-print-tracks, rarities and unpublished songs, as well as the repertoire of other labels. Prices will start at 0,89€ per track. Of course there is also the possibility to download entire albums for prices starting at 8,99€.

    The Nuclear Blast Musicshop offers not only the entire label roster, but also the whole spectrum of Heavy Metal and more with the repertoire of the following labels:

    Century Media, Earache, Noise, Napalm Records, Osmose Productions, Relapse Records, Hall of Sermon, Morbid Records, Karmageddon Media, Dark Vinyl, KMG.

    Negotiations with many other record companies are underway.

    To begin this campaign, Nuclear Blast make the following offer:

    Every user who signs on in the first month and downloads songs, has the possibility to get a Nuclear Blast Rare Trax compilation with exclusive contributions of top NB artists - as a free download.

    Furthermore there will be competitions with lots of prizes, including free credit for the music shop.

    It´s definitely worth it to be quick!
    So sign up on Sept. 1st!


  • Pivotal Rockordings have set September 13th as the release date for SONIC SYNDICATE’s debut album Eden Fire. Along with this news comes a brand new 90 second mp3 clip of the track “Lament of Innocence”. The clip can be heard on the Pivotal Rockordings MySpace page located at www.myspace.com/pivotalrockordings.

  • INTO ETERNITY Road Report / Recording Appearance

    Canada’s INTO ETERNITY are currently on the road, their third tour of 2005, opening for traditional heavy metal warriors Hammerfall and Edguy. Supporting their album Buried In Oblivion, the band is in great spirits and ripping up the stage every night. Tim Roth (guitar, vocals) sent this message to fans: “Hello everyone!! The Hammerfall/Edguy/INTO ETERNITY tour is rolling along full steam now. We have been astonished by our fans enthusiastic response to our show. They are giving us so much energy, and every night we play as hard as we can. It's a great feeling to look out and see 1,000 people raising their metal horns!! The Eastern Canadian leg of the tour was sick! I think we made a lot of new fans and we can't wait to get back there with Stratovarius. The promoters were class acts and treated us well, so thanks to all of them.

    “After our show in Montréal, Rob and I were picked up by J.F. (Kataklysm) and drove to his studio. Rob and I did guest work on a track for their new album called "Road to Devastation," where I played a guitar solo at the end of the track and Rob did trade off vocals in the song’s chorus. We are really good friends with them now, and have been fans of the band long before we toured together. I have to say that their new album will turn a lot of heads, the songs sound really amazing. It was a big deal for us to do our best for the Kataklysm guys, as we consider them our brothers.

    “We hope to see all of our fans out supporting us, and we feel really lucky to be a part of such a great tour. Thanks to Hammerfall and Edguy for having us out with them, they are both great bands and I think this is an awesome package. Hopefully we can meet everyone on the road!!! Keep it metal!”

    The current tour wraps up in late August and then the band will finish their year supporting Finland’s Stratovarius. For more information please contact me directly.

    W/Hammerfall, Edguy

    08/17 The Trocadero- Philadelphia, PA- New Date
    08/18 Penny Arcade- Rochester, NY (Into Eternity only)
    08/19 House of Blues- Cleveland, OH
    08/20 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
    08/21 House of Blues- Chicago, IL
    08/22 Fine Line Music Café- Minneapolis, MN
    08/25 Commodore Ballroom- Vancouver, BC
    08/26 Studio Seven- Seattle, WA
    08/28 DNA Lounge- San Francisco, CA
    08/29 Galaxy Theatre- Santa Ana, CA
    08/30 The Avalon- Hollywood, CA
    08/31 Marquee Theatre- Tempe, AZ Other acts TBA
    09/15 Kryptonite – Rockford, IL
    09/16 Planet Rock – Battle Creek, MI
    09/17 The Underground- Toledo, OH
    09/18 Elbo’s- Dayton, OH

    supporting Stratovarius
    09/19 Jaxx- West Springfield, VA
    09/20 The Trocadero- Philadelphia, PA
    09/21 BB King’s- New York, NY
    09/23 Medley- Montreal, QC
    09/24 Le Capitole- Quebec City, QC
    09/25 The Opera House- Toronto, ON
    09/27 House of Blues- Cleveland, OH
    09/28 House of Blues- Chicago, IL
    09/29 Fine Line Music Café- Minneapolis, MN
    09/30 West End Culture Club - Winnipeg, MB
    10/02 Starlite Room- Edmonton, AB
    10/03 Warehouse- Calgary, AB
    10/05 Commodore Ballroom- Vancouver, BC
    10/06 Studio Seven- Seattle, WA
    10/08 The Pound- San Francisco, CA
    10/09 Key Club- West Hollywood, CA
    10/10 Galaxy Theatre- Santa Ana, CA other acts TBA
    10/11 Bourbon Street- Concord, CA
    10/15 The Exchange- Regina, SK
    10/16 Roxy on Broadyway – Saskatoon, SK

  • Save CBGB Campaign Update

    If you did not see the news, CBGBs won in its court case and does not owe any funds to their landlord, The Bowery Resident's Committee. To Learn More about this court case read "CBGB wins Round in Court". Nonetheless, our battle to get our lease renewed is far from over and our landlord has already stated that they will appeal this ruling.

    We need your help to contact the Mayor of New York's Office and ask them to get involved in Saving CBGBs. Please use the link below to write the mayor a friendly letter (we are asking for his help to save the club)

    Please read the following draft letter:
    Draft Letter
    The Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg
    Mayor of New York City
    City Hall
    New York, N.Y. 10007

    Dear Mayor Bloomberg, We ask that you use your influence to ensure that CBGB's receives a new lease from the Bowery Resident's Committee (BRC) that has been unwilling to negotiate a new lease.

    As you maybe aware, Judge Kenney ruled in a Manhattan Civil Court last week, that CBGBs does not owe the BRC money - and yet the BRC still refuses to sign a new lease.

    CBGB's is not only a cultural icon, it is an important and vibrant tourist destination, and a live music venue for over 75 bands every week! Furthermore, the rock bands it develops includes: legends like the Ramones, Blondie, B52s, Talking Heads to modern day bands like Strokes, Bouncing Souls, Goo Goo Dolls, and Thursday.

    CBGBs evolving art and music have helped generate thousands of jobs for the city while the BRC is non-profit charity almost exclusively funded by the city and state.

    It would be inappropriate for taxpayer money to be used to evict this important NYC landmark. Thank you for your time and consideration.


    (please include your name, address, and phone number so the Mayor's office knows you are a real person that cares)!

    Other ways to contact the Mayor:

    Please call the Mayor's Office directly at: 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC or 311 in NYC

    You can also FAX your letter to Mayor Bloomberg at: (212) 788-2460



    The benefit shows are going great and it is amazing to see so many bands coming together and helping the cause. From 70's Dead Boys reuniting for the last time ever, to 80's Gorilla Biscuits reuniting, to today's bands like Thursday, Against Me, and The Offspring all lending support - check out Save CBGB benefit show roster at http://cbgb.com/save_cbgb_benefit_shows.htm


    Save CBGB Campaign Today (t-shirt designed by Ramones Artist Arturo Vega!)


    Autographed items by: Sting, Motorhead, Anti-Flag, The Bangles, Elvis Costello, and many many more - visit our online auction: new items will be going up every few days!

    All donations will be used for CBGBs efforts to renew their lease and solve their landlord/tenant issues - All additional funds will be donated to charity once this dispute is settled. Contributions to Save CBGB.org are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.


    The Save CBGBs team




    HOLLYWOOD (August 17, 2005) – BOD will be on tour supporting their new album RUNAWAY BRIDES releasing September 27th on Shrapnel Records. Their first single White Trash is soon to hit the airwaves. "White Trash" is exactly what it sounds like. “The pot calls the kettle black ..money can’t buy class ...but in LA it’s all for free all you need is a casting couch, a bloody scalpel and a sugar daddy,” recites LeGrande. It pays homage to all the trailer-park-style culture and the people that try to leave them. From there the Brides will discharge a slew of slamming songs on the audience like “Criminal”, “Deadman’s Ruin” and “Lords of the Mind.” “This is the record we always wanted to make,” states Tracii Guns. “It has a great blend of modern rock heaviness with retro sounds and styles. It is the perfect ‘Brides’ record of today.”

    ADEMA will be coming off their own headlining tour to join the Brides on a tour of debauchery in support of their latest album release PLANETS. Standout tracks include: the first single, "Tornado"; title track, "Planets"; a ballad, "Rise Above"; rocker "Bad Triangle", featuring a guest vocal appearance by Jujitsu master Ralek Gracie, aka Rio Life, a member of the world-renowned Gracie Family (and friend of Adema drummer Kris Kohls, himself an avid Jujitsu trainer); and fierce closer, "Vikraphone". Yet, the truth is, all the tracks on "Planets" (count them, 16!... plus one extra surprise!) are expertly-crafted, hook- laden songs; there is not a miss among them.


    SEPTEMBER 2005
    09/ 30 SAN DIEGO, CA CANES

    OCTOBER 2005
    10/09 ST PAUL, MN STATION 4

    NOVEMBER 2005

  • LOITS and Metsatöll on Terrorizer compilation

    Estonian bands Metsatöll and Loits with respective tracks "Sõjahunt" ("War-wolf") and "Aeg Ärgata" ("Time To Awake") are represented on the compilation CD "Fear Candy 19" accompanying the 135. edition of one of the biggest extreme rock magazine in Europe, if not the world, "Terrorizer".

    Loits has a new guitarist

    On august 13, 2005, at the Borderrock festival in Latvia the new guitarist Markus Karmo appeared on stage for the first time as an official member of Loits. Our long-time battle-brother and comerade Gates could unfortunately not find enough time for Loits on top of personal life and work. We wish you luck, whatever new endeavours you choose to embark upon!

  • RHINO BUCKET have just posted the new video for the song "Blood, Sweat and Beers" at http://perryscopepictures.com/quicktimes/bloodsweat&beersvideo.wmv. It is from their upcoming CD due in February 2006 on Acetate Records.

September 5th, 2005



    Originality has returned to rock music thanks to the vibrant work of the Trinidad-based quintet Orange Sky. The band has a high-energy, soulful rock sound with exciting splashes of Caribbean music and reggae. You've never seen or heard anything like Orange Sky.

    Orange Sky will release its official debut album, 'Upstairs,' in North America on Granite Records on September 13, 2005. Granite -- a hot new label dedicated to developing career artists -- was founded by its three managing directors, music industry veteran Dave Austin, his wife Cathy Austin and Kansas drummer/manager/producer Phil Ehart. Granite's releases are distributed by Fontana, a Universal Music Group company.

    'Upstairs' was produced by the legendary Jeff Glixman, known for his distinctive work with the likes of Kansas, Kiss' Paul Stanley, Black Sabbath and countless other top musical artists. Glixman's other recent projects include 5.1 surround sound remixes of classic albums by Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers Band and Ludacris.

    Orange Sky, which formed three years ago, has already achieved superstar status in the Caribbean and sold an astonishing 10,000 CDs independently in the region. The band's popularity is scaling such heights that Trinidad and Tobago's Ministry of Tourism has officially named Orange Sky as International Ambassadors.

    Band members include lead vocalist/lead guitarist/songwriter Nigel Rojas, bass guitarist/vocalist Nicholas Rojas, rhythm guitarist Adam Murray, keyboardist/vocalist Richard Hall and drummer/vocalist Obasi Springer. Nigel and Nicholas are brothers.

    ICM is proposing an Orange Sky European tour for this summer, and U.S. dates will follow soon after.

    Songs on 'Upstairs' include "It's Over," "Escape," "Alone" and a haunting interpretation of the Cat Stevens classic "Peace Train," which is relevant now more than ever.

    "Orange Sky has a very unique, distinct sound. We are excited about getting the band out there to perform and develop a loyal fan base. Orange Sky is unbelievable live and our immediate goal is to get them playing in front of as many people as possible," says Dave Austin. "This band has that special, magical quality, and they're hard-working too. When people hear Orange Sky, they truly get a piece of the band's heart and soul."

    "We're coming from a different place. We're not from Europe, we're not from the States. I think we're coming from an objective point," says Nigel Rojas. "The fans we have now are always intrigued. 'Where are these guys from?' 'What are they doing?' 'Who's this black rock band?' In the DVD, they not only see Orange Sky live in concert, they also get to see us amongst our people in our element right here in Trinidad."

    "I think people will understand what we're all about the first time they see us live. They'll understand the vibe and spirituality behind this band," says Hall. "Something magical comes out every time we play. We're not even in control of the show. Something else greater than all of us takes over."

    This fall, Orange Sky will also release its first-ever DVD, 'Live in Trinidad,' through Granite. It was filmed at a rollicking sold-out show in its hometown of Port-of-Spain.

    For all the latest Orange Sky news, tour date information, photos, video, music and much more, visit www.theorangesky.com.


  • STRATOVARIUS to release latest album September 13th on Sanctuary Records

    World Tour to Follow

    The Finnish quintet, Stratovarius, one of Finland’s most successful metal bands, is set to release their latest album, Stratovarius on September 13, 2005 through Sanctuary Records. The band, which is known for its melodic, symphonic style is comprised of vocalist Timo Kotipelto, guitarist and band leader Timo Tolkki, bassist Laurie Porra, drummer Jörg Michael, and keyboardist Jens Johansson.

    After a hectic 2004 that saw the departure and subsequent return of two band members, the band is set for big things with the release of Stratovarius. The band is preparing for a full scale world tour to coincide with the album’s release.

    The album’s first single and video will be “Maniac Dance.” The video was shot in April in Helsinki by megastar video director Antti Jokinen, who is famous for his works with artists such as Beyoncé, Wyclef Jean, Korn, and Celine Dion among many others. To check out a clip of the video, check out the band’s website (http://www.stratovarius.com/index2.php?section=video-countdown-2005).

    Current tour dates include:

    Date City Venue

    Sat, September 17th Atlanta, GA Prog Power—Sold Out
    Mon, Sept. 19th Springfield, VA Jaxx**
    Tues, Sept. 20th Philadelphia, PA Trocadero**
    Wed, Sept. 21st New York, NY B.B. King’s**
    Fri, Sept. 23rd Montreal Le Medley**
    Sat., Sept. 24th Quebec City Le Capitole—Sold Out**
    Sun, Sept. 25th Toronto Opera House**
    Tues, Sept. 27th Cleveland, OH House of Blues**
    Wed, Sept. 28th Chicago, IL House of Blues**
    Thurs, Sept. 29th Minneapolis, MN Fineline Music Café**
    Fri, Sept. 30th Winnipeg Pyramid**

    Sun, October 2nd Edmonton Starlite**
    Mon, Oct. 3rd Calgary Warehouse**
    Wed, Oct. 5th Vancouver Commodore Ballroom**
    Thurs, Oct. 6th Seattle, WA Studio Seven**
    Sat, Oct. 8th San Francisco, CA The Pound**
    Sun, Oct. 9th Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theater**
    Mon, Oct. 10th Los Angeles, CA Key Club**
    **Dates with Into Eternity**


    This tour is brought to you by Lacerated Enemy Tour Agency
    08.9. CZECH REPUBLIC -Rumburg / only Beheaded
    09.9. GERMANY - Rostock - TBA
    10.9. FRANCE - Paris - TBA
    11.9. UK - York - Fibbers
    12.9. UK - Manchester - Satans Hollow
    13.9. UK - Birmingham - Edwards No 8
    14.9. UK - London - The Underworld
    15.9. UK - Leeds - Joseph´s Well
    16.9. UK - Croydon - The Cartoon
    17.9. GERMANY - Walmerskirchen - AJZ- NRW DeathFest
    18.9. BELGIUM - Mol - JH Tydeeh - Kempen DeathFest
    19.9. HOL - Breda - De Boulevard
    21.9. SWI - Bremgarten - Kuzeb
    22.9. FRA - Tolouse - Aux Vents Du Sud
    23.9. SPAIN - Billbao - Barakaldo - Edaska Club
    24.9. SPAIN - Madrid - TBA
    25.9. SPAIN - Sevilla - TBA
    28.9. FRANCE - Marseille - Centre Culturel Mirabeau - Marseille DeathFest
    29.9. ITALY - Porto D´Ascoli - Shining Club
    30.9. ITALY - Bolzano
    1.10. GERMANY - Erlenbach am Main - Jugendhaus - Insane Insanity Fest
    2.10. CZECH REP - Prague - Black Pes
    3.10. SLOVAKIA - Bratislava

  • "The First Chapter" of CIRCUS MAXIMUS
    "An essential release, I'd go as far as to say of "desert island must have" quality." 9.5/10

    The new wave of Norwegian progressive metal has found a worthy representative in Circus Maximus. The band has a wide variety of musical influences, from pop/rock to 70's Prog-Rock to Heavy and Death metal, all of which is blended together and gives them their unique sound. This melting pot creates a mixture of great melodies, groove, heavy riffs and weird odd time signatures.

    "The First Chapter" was recorded in various studios in Norway, and mixed in October 2004 in Denmark at Jailhouse Studios with well-known producer Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Pretty Maids, Wuthering Heights) at the helm.

    The sound is impeccable, the musicianship is out-of-this-world, Michael Eriksen's voice is amazing (reminding of Tony Harnell, Joey Tempest and Ronnie Atkins), and the songs are simply outstanding. A superb mixture of classic hard rock anthems and progressive technical bits and pieces. Just listen to tracks as the upbeat opener "Sin", the beautiful ballad "Silence From Angels Above", the grandiose "Glory Of The Empire" or the 19-minute magnum-opus "The 1st Chapter".

    This album will for sure appeal to all fans of bands such as Symphony X, TNT, Dream Theater, Pretty Maids and Queensryche. Circus Maximus will be making their North American debut at ProgPower USA in Atlanta, GA on September 16.


  • LINKÖPING, SWEDEN - August 11th, 2005 -Golden Veil Promotion out of Sweden announce the signing of a contract with the talented American artist and singer Laurie Ann Haus (ex-Rain Fell Within, Autumn Tears, Todesbonden etc.) in order to promote all her various projects worldwide. Below follows updates on what is going on with the bands and projects she is currently involved with. Golden Veil Promotion are looking for more talented alternative / rock / metal acts to work with in the future. If you are interested please introduce yourselves by sending an e-mail to [email protected].

  • AUTUMN TEARS (http://www.darksymphonies.com/autumntears) are in the midst of recording their upcoming album which is reportedly going to sound more orchestral, lush and classical than the previous release.

  • AXURE EMOTE (http://www.azureemote.com/) is an experimental death metal project created by Mike Hrubovcak (VisualDarkness, Divine Rapture). LAURIE ANN HAUS recently recorded some session vocals for him. Progress is slow but some songs will probably be shopped around to labels as soon as they are completed.

  • EPHEMERAL SUN (http://www.ephemeralsun.com/) are planning to record their next album very soon which will consist of one single song, ranging over more than 40 minutes. It is being described as "extremely atmospheric, progressive and diverse with many colors and textures". A few live shows are being discussed with various promoters but the only one that has been confirmed so far is a headlining performance at the pre-Prog Day show at Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC, on September 2nd.

  • The Finnish band NEST (http://nest.atolonen.cjb.net/) was formed in the Summer of 1999 with the idea of making acoustic and ambient music to reflect the world of old fables, and folk tales. LAURIE ANN HAUS will soon be recording vocals for this project.

  • OL SONUF (http://www.olsonuf.com/) are currently writing material for their upcoming album "While Rome Burns". A demo might be shopped around to labels before finishing a full-length recording. As of yet there are no live performances planned for this band.

  • TODESBONDEN (http://www.todesbonden.com) are currently rehearsing for the recordings of a future album release and upcoming live shows. Two new members have been added to the group's ranks as they welcome keyboardist James Lamb and bassist Jay Eckert. The band is currently auditioning drummers. The debut EP "Stormbringers" is still being sold through Pale Moon Records (http://www.palemoonrecords.com/). Two live performances have also been lined up. On August 30th, Todesbonden will play their first live show ever, warming up at Schadenfreude (Gothic Tuesdays) at Chief Ike's Mambo Room in Washington, DC. On September 16th, Todesbonden will also support seminal Swedish opera metallers Therion at the Jaxx Nightclub in Springfield, VA.

September 3rd, 2005
  • JACKNIFE to Release Moment of Reckoning September 6, 2005

    “We don’t have any gimmicks, we just get up there and play,” says vocalist Joe Ortiz of Jacknife. Hailing from Dallas, TX, Jacknife’s sound can best be described as “Texas style brutality” and the band wastes no time showing listeners why they are the future of extreme music from the Lone Star state. To call their brand of musical destruction “metalcore” would be an understatement; Jacknife blends the best elements of the metal and hardcore genres seamlessly on their full length debut album Moment Of Reckoning, which is set for release on September 6, 2005 on Zero-Sum Recordings.

    With a rabid regional following, Jacknife has worked their way onto bills with some of the biggest names in metal and hardcore under the sun, including Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God, Agnostic Front and Machine Head. Jacknife has just completed a national U.S. tour with MOD and Crisis.

    A full track listing for Moment Of Reckoning includes:

    Surrender Never
    End Of Man
    A Glimpse Of Hell
    Tears Fall Endless
    Breaking Away
    We The Strong
    Destined To Rise
    Moment Of Reckoning
    Stand Your Ground
    Our Time Has Come

    Jacknife have planned a CD release party for Moment of Reckoning on September 3, 2005 at the Curtain Club in Dallas, TX.

    To hear Jacknife online visit www.myspace.com/jacknife

  • EINHEIT PRODUKTIONEN Autumn 2005 News:

    For the 05.09.2005 we have the following lined up: ODROERIR (Masterminds of the Thüringen Pagan Metal-Scene & members of greats like MENHIR & XIV DARK CENTURIES), and their monumental piece, „Götterlieder“. The men and female of ODROERIR spent an entire 5 months in studio creating their mighty audio version of the holy Edda (the bible of the pagans so to speak)..

    First sound clips can be downloaded free of charge at www.Einheit-Produktionen.de!

    Simultaneously we have the release of the first full length from WRATH in the form of „Viking“. This German, living in the United Kingdom, plays his Black Metal in the timeless tradition of Burzum and Bathory! Definitely the right stuff for old school fans! Download 2 songs of this album and one video clip at www.Einheit-Produktionen.de.

    BLACK MESSIAH will be hitting the stages of the world from 16.09. - 25.06.2005, together with Irish band CRUACHAN. More infos: www.Shadowsmile.de

    To round off the year, we are planning the release of Aislings debut. Expect some extreme Celtic Metal from a previously German province in Italy. "Aisling“, already receiving much praise in the press, has been remastered and has added bonus tracks from the band's „Trath Na Gaoth“-MCD. Release date will be 28.11.2005. get your sound clip sneak preview of the album here www.Einheit-Produktionen.de

    Since NOMANS LAND has done their first successful live gig outside of Russia at the Ultima Ratio Festival in Essen, we have to decided to rerelease their rare debut „Last Son of the Fjord“ on 28.11.2005, due to popular demand. The CD will also contain a Live Show as a multimedia bonus.

    More infos can be found at: www.Einheit-Produktionen.de

  • DEVILYN - "The List" - video

    It the newest video clip the DEVILYN "The Listr", from the newest album of team – "11", was can to take already from official side of team of www.devilyn.metalkings.com. Material has realized during last tour in Poland. The author of video clip is Marcin Urbaniak. Video clip had already in July his premiere on anternie VIVA Poland. We remind that 13.08 team will appear on Merciless East 2 in Chelm as well as 20.08 in Czech Beroun on sixth edition Fit of Rage.

  • MY RUIN, the Los Angeles-based band fronted by ex Tura Satana/ Manhole singer Tairrie B., will release their new album, "The Brutal Language", on September 27 via their own label imprint, Rovena Recordings marketed and distributed by 33rd Street Records / Bayside Entertainment Distribution. The band will be hitting the road again beginning August 5th with BLEED THE SKY for the first leg of the "The Double Shot of Rock Tour", presented by Jagermeister.

  • DAWN OF DEFIANCE - mixing / mastering for the album finished

    While everyone is waiting for the artwork to be finally printed and thousands of CDs to be pressed for the release of "The Obscure Awakening" album I invite you to listen to the opening killer thrash - death track #1 of the CD : "Social Slavery". Please click below to download it. Thanks.


  • ANGTORIA Signs management deal

    ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), have signed a three-month management deal with Fortress Music and Artist Development. To further enhance this development, a completely new cover design for the demo has been made, along with new wallpaper and banner design.

    ANGTORIA are currently in the studio making a pre-production recording of the rest of the songs that will be included on the group's upcoming debut album. A full-length MP3 of the ANGTORIA demo track "Six Feet Under's Not Deep Enough" has been made available for download at www.angtoria.com.

    ANGTORIA last summer completed a five-song "industry-only" demo at Virtual Symphony Studios in Sundsvall, Sweden and are currently seeking a record deal.



    Staggering new releases from Cryptopsy, Once Was Not, and Old Man’s Child, Vermin, will be released upon North America Oct. 18th. Having played pivotal roles shaping today’s metal, it is befitting that albums once again expanding their genres will be simultaneously released.
    Cryptopsy have been described as “extreme metal champions, the planet’s most technically proficient and mind-jarring death metal band” - BW&BK. The new CD, featuring the long-anticipated return of vocalist Lord Worm, was recorded at Studio Vortex in St-Constant, Canada by producer Sebastien Marsan, and again infuses extreme music with awe-inspiring precision, rabidly dynamic rhythms, and mouth-foaming viciousness. Cryptopsy will be steamrolling across North America with Suffocation and Aborted from late September to November (dates follow).

    Writing “some of the most intense, majestic black metal ever to emerge from Norway’s frozen forests” – Revolver, Old Man’s Child return. Vermin proves that Dimmu Borgir guitarist/songwriter Galder’s blasphemous well springs eternal with “epic symphonic black metal masterpieces” - Metal Maniacs. Enlisting drummer Reno Killerich (ex-Dimmu Borgir, Vile, Exmortem), and returning to Studio Fredman (Opeth, Dark Tranquillity), Galder captured a savagely soul tortured sound on the nine new tracks.

    w/Suffocation, Aborted
    09/28 Downtown- Farmingdale, NY
    09/29 The Muse- Nashville, TN
    09/30 The Pinkeye- Tulsa, OK
    10/01 Mary Jane’s- Houston, TX
    10/02 Villa Reel Convention Center- McAllen, TX
    10/04 White Rabbit- San Antonio, TX- New Venue
    10/05 Ridglea Theater- Ft Worth, TX
    10/06 Launch Pad- Albuquerque, NM
    10/07 The Clubhouse- Tempe, AZ
    10/08 Soma- San Diego, CA
    10/11 House of Blues- Anaheim, CA
    10/12 House of Blues- West Hollywood, CA
    10/13 The Boardwalk- Orangevale, CA
    10/14 The Pound- San Francisco, CA
    10/15 Meow Meow- Portland, OR
    10/16 Studio Seven- Seattle, WA
    10/17 Sugar- Victoria, BC
    10/18 Commodore Ballroom- Vancouver, BC
    10/19 The Generator- Prince George, BC
    10/20 Warehouse- Calgary, AB
    10/21 Starlite Room- Edmonton, AB
    10/22 Riddel Center- Regina, SK
    10/23 Roxy on Broadway- Saskatoon, SK
    10/24 Pyramid- Winnipeg, MB
    10/25 Ascot Room- Minneapolis, MN
    10/26 Mr. Kelleys- Chicago Heights, IL
    10/27 Peabody’s- Cleveland, OH
    10/28 Harpo’s Concert Theatre- Detroit, MI
    10/29 The Opera House- Toronto, ON
    10/30 Capital Music Hall- Ottawa, ON
    10/31 Petit Theatre Du Vieux Noranda- Royun-Noranda, QC
    11/01 Poly Laure Conan- Chicoutiml, QC
    11/02 La Coudee- Rimouski, QC
    11/03 L’Imperial- Quebec City, QC
    11/04 Medley- Montreal, QC
    11/05 The Palladium- Worcester, MA
    11/06 Jaxx- West Springfield, VA
    11/07 BB King’s- New York, NY

  • Belgium’s ABORTED Sign To Century Media Records

    Century Media Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Belgian death/grinders, ABORTED!

    “It’s been a very hectic, intense and heavy year for ABORTED,” says founder and lead vocalist Sven De Caluwé. “Yet a year in which we have done tons of amazing things, went to amazing places and met a lot of cool new people. One of those amazing things is being signed to a label we believe will be able to lift this band to new heights. They believe in us 200% and are going to help us take the next step in our careers.”

    The band is gearing up for a North American tour this fall with Suffocation, CRYPTOPSY and DESPISED ICON. This will serve as the band’s first-ever full U.S. tour! As anyone who saw the band at their Maryland Deathfest appearance can attest, you do not want to miss out on this historical event!

    “With our North American tour we will finally be able to get out to the U.S. and Canada and do some damage,” De Caluwé says. “Needless to say we are extremely thrilled to hit the road and to be a part of the growing Century Family, a company that stands for nothing but quality releases and that strongly supports every cool act under their wings.”

    ABORTED’s latest offering, The Archaic Abattoir, was licensed in North America via Century Media/Olympic Recordings on May 17th. It has been called “an epic in its own right” (Outburn) and a “highly proficient slab of ultraviolence” (Decibel). Hear and see what the fans and critics have been raving about starting September 28th at a venue near you!



    09/28 Downtown- Farmingdale, NY
    09/29 The Muse- Nashville, TN
    09/30 The Pinkeye- Tulsa, OK
    10/01 Mary Jane’s- Houston, TX
    10/02 Villa Reel Convention Center- McAllen, TX
    10/04 Sanctuary- San Antonio, TX
    10/05 Ridglea Theater- Ft Worth, TX
    10/06 Launch Pad- Albuquerque, NM
    10/07 The Clubhouse- Tempe, AZ
    10/08 Soma- San Diego, CA
    10/11 House of Blues- Anaheim, CA*
    10/12 House of Blues- West Hollywood, CA
    10/13 The Boardwalk- Orangevale, CA**
    10/14 The Pound- San Francisco, CA
    10/15 Meow Meow- Portland, OR
    10/16 Studio Seven- Seattle, WA
    10/17 Sugar- Victoria, BC**
    10/18 Commodore Ballroom- Vancouver, BC**
    10/19 The Generator- Prince George, BC**
    10/20 Warehouse- Calgary, AB**
    10/21 Starlite Room- Edmonton, AB**
    10/22 Riddel Center- Regina, SK**
    10/23 Roxy on Broadway- Saskatoon, SK**
    10/24 Pyramid- Winnipeg, MB**
    10/25 Ascot Room- Minneapolis, MN
    10/26 Mr. Kelleys- Chicago Heights, IL
    10/27 Peabody’s- Cleveland, OH
    10/28 Harpo’s Concert Theatre- Detroit, MI
    10/29 The Opera House- Toronto, ON**
    10/30 Capital Music Hall- Ottawa, ON**
    10/31 Petit Theatre Du Vieux Noranda- Royun-Noranda, QC***
    11/01 Poly Laure Conan- Chicoutiml, QC***
    11/02 La Coudee- Rimouski, QC***
    11/03 L’Imperial- Quebec City, QC***
    11/04 Medley- Montreal, QC***
    11/05 The Palladium- Worcester, MA***
    11/06 Jaxx- West Springfield, VA****
    11/07 BB King’s- New York, NY****

    * + Cattle Decapitation
    ** + With Passion
    *** + Vader, With Passion
    **** + Vader, Decapitated

    “ABORTED has a groove which cannot be ignored. The visceral extremity of Carcass, the aggressive melody of old classic Swedish death metal and the very best of American gut-stomping gore-grinding death metal.” – Metal Maniacs

    “ABORTED are a simply awesome example of how state-of-the-art death metal at its best will always leave the listener breathless and grinning.” – Kerrang!

    “Brutal, punishing, twisted, depraved…words alone cannot describe the bloodshed and mutilation that these musical deviants leave in their wake.” – Anvil

    “ABORTED are definitely one of the best-of-the-best.” – The Glass Eye


  • MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT - Help needed on U.S. Fall tour!!!

    ...from the band:
    "This fall Mouth of the Architect will embark on our first full U.S. tour ever! We are all really excited to play in new cities and meet lots of great new bands and new friends. For the most part we will be booking the entire tour on our own which is also something new for us. Here is a copy of the route we would like to take obviously things are subject to change once we start filling in all the dates, but if you or anyone you know could help us out with shows please contact us here on myspace or at: [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you soon!"

    MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT in the flesh...
    09/24 Madison, WI - Memorial Union-Rathskeller w/ KHANATE, Plaugue Bringer

    - Fall tour 2005 -
    please get in touch if you can help with any TBA dates: [email protected]
    10/07 Columbus, OH - High Five w/ Kayo Dot, Silencio
    10/12 Columbus, OH - High Five w/ Trephine
    10/13 Youngstown, OH - Nyabinghi w/ Trephine
    10/14 Buffalo, NY - TBA
    10/15 Syracuse, NY - TBA
    10/16 Albany, NY - TBA
    10/17 Portland, ME - TBA
    10/18 Boston, MA - TBA
    10/19 Providence, RI - TBA
    10/20 Wallingford, CT - American Legion w/ Rosetta, Newandyke + more TBA
    10/21 New York, NY - TBA
    10/22 Philadelphia, PA - TBA
    10/23 Baltimore, MD - TBA
    10/24 Washington, D.C. - TBA
    10/25 Richmond, VA - TBA
    10-26 Greensboro, NC - TBA
    10/27 Charlotte, NC - TBA
    10/28 Atlanta, GA - TBA
    10/29 Savannah, GA - TBA
    10/30 Orlando, FL - TBA
    10/31 Gainesville, FL - TBA
    11/02 Montgomery, AL - TBA
    11/03 New Orleans, LA - TBA
    11/04 Houston, TX - TBA
    11/05 Austin, TX - TBA
    11/06 Ft. Worth, TX - TBA
    11/07 Amarillo, TX - TBA
    11/08 Santa Fe, NM - TBA
    11/09 Phoenix, AZ - TBA
    11/10 Las Vegas, NV - TBA
    11/11 San Diego, CA - TBA
    11/12 Los Angeles, CA - TBA
    11/13 San Francisco, CA - TBA
    11/15 Eugene, OR - TBA
    11/16 Portland, OR - TBA
    11/17 Seattle, WA - TBA
    11/19 Spokane, WA - TBA
    11/20 Boise, ID - TBA
    11/21 Salt Lake City, UT - TBA
    11/22 Denver, CO - TBA
    11/23 Kansas City, MO - TBA
    11/25 St. Louis, MO - TBA
    11/26 Nashville, TN - TBA
    11/27 Louisville, KY - TBA
    11/28 Indianapolis, IN - TBA

    ..and the media goes crazy!!!!
    "...like newer Isis or even more more daydreamy non-metal fare, MotA force the listner to , yo know, listen." 8.5/10 - Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles #88

    "MotA is helping fuel an imminene renaissance in drawn-out, multi-layered post-metal." - Unrestrained #27

    "Baring epic double digit songs and vast segues of instrumentation, their Translation Loss debut, Time And Whithering, is the perfect bridge between [Neurosis'] Eye Of The Storm and [Isis'] Panopticon but retains its own character." - Metal Maniacs, August 2005

    "What's increasingly en vogue in art metal today? Majest, Musculature, understatement, an aesthetically pleasing sheen and the assurance that one you get too close, you'll get kicked in the fucking teeth. MotA deliver on all counts." - Decibel, March 2005

    "While we find it a little insulting to metal fans to drop the catchphrase 'thinking person's metal' when describing a band, we're hard pressed to come up with a better description for MotA whose music expands, contracts, ebbs and flows with orchestral grace while being heavier than a pair of lead panties." - Alternative Press #201

    "Time & Withering stands as one of 2004 best releases, and Mouth Of The Architect stands as one of the 21st century's most promising and original bands." 9/10 - UltimateMetal.com

    "Not background music by any stretch, MotA's first outing will be talked about greatly by those who prefer their music to be involved, demanding, and expansive as fuck." - RebelX.org



    First video clip completed

    We have completed work on our first video clip from the upcoming new album "mind". The band performed at location in Vienna for the song "My Minds Mine" end of June. The video was produced by IdeeTV, directed by Norbert Jaros. The video clip will be added to the upcoming album "mind" which will be out September 5th.


    New album as vinyl and tape version

    The upcoming new album "mind" will also be released as vinyl version by Apathic View Productions from Germany and as tape version by Disembowel Records from Indonesia. The CD version of the new album "mind" will be released September 5th by Cudgel Agency/Twilight Distribution. New mp3 tracks are available for download now! For more downloads visit the "sounds" section at: www.masticscum.com

  • MANNTIS - Sign Worldwide Deal With Century Media Records!

    The explosive Southern California quintet MANNTIS have officially signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group’s debut album, “Sleep In Your Grave”, is set for a October 17th, 2005 release in Europe. The disc was produced by Cameron Webb (Danzig, Motörhead, Social Distortion) and features blistering tracks of unrelenting metal intensity. The group have been influenced by a diverse number of bands ranging from Meshuggah and Pantera to Hatebreed, to name just a few, and their pummeling sound reflects the combination of these influences.

    MANNTIS originally formed in 2000 and immediately began playing anywhere and everywhere possible. Their stunning stage presence was undeniable and overwhelmed anyone that stepped in front of them. The buzz spread quickly throughout the underground, but their biggest break would come in 2004 when they gained worldwide recognition from their participation on the hit MTV show “Battle For Ozzfest.” The group are now out to prove that they can easily go head to head with the genre’s elite.

    Jake Sirokman (vocals) further conveys his excitement over the recent signing: “We're extremely happy to be with Century Media Records. We love the other bands on the roster and are proud to be alongside them for years to come. One thing is for sure: some people may have heard about us because of the 'Battle for Ozzfest' show, but we're a dedicated band with over five years in the scene, not just some reality show poseurs looking to extend our 15 minutes of fame. No doubt that ‘Battle for Ozzfest’ was a great opportunity, but we're grateful that CM saw through smoke and mirrors of TV and saw us for the band we are. Bottom line, we're here to bring the fucking metal. See ya on the road."

    MANNTIS recently embarked on the “Battle For Ozzfest Tour,” in the USA with A Dozen Furies and CYN, the show’s other two finalists. A European tour is following as of November, 2005 with The Haunted and God Forbid.Click below to download the track “Axe Of Redemption.”


    Official Website http://www.manntis.com

  • KRISIUN – Tour Europe !

    Brazilian Death Metal berserks KRISIUN will visit European shores for several festival appearances this Summer (e.g. Party San, Summer Breeze) and will use the fortunate chance to do also some separate club-shows. Besides material off the last full-length “Works Of Carnage” (2003) by the “Kings of Killing”, the infernal trio will also present songs off their latest MCD “Bloodshed”. So prepare for total carnage and bloodshed all throughout Europe!

    KRISIUN + Supports:
    06. August 05 (NL) Rotterdam Baroeg
    07. August 05 (B) Landegem Mid Summer Fest
    08. August 05 (UK) London Underworld
    09. August 05 (UK) Brighton Engine Room
    11. August 05 (D) Essen Zeche Carl
    12. August 05 (D) Bad Berka Party San Open Air
    13. August 05 (CZ) Prag Brutal Assault Festival
    14. August 05 (PL) Szczecin Crossed Pistons
    16. August 05 (SCG) Beograd Klub Enter
    17. August 05 (SLO) Ljubljana Ortobar
    18. August 05 (CH) Islikon C4
    19. August 05 (D) Abtsgmünd Summer Breeze Open Air
    20. August 05 (CH) Muotathal Mountains of Death Festival

    Booking: http://www.metallysee.com

    Band Website: http://www.krisiun.com.br

  • VITAL REMAINS – De-Christianize Europe!

    After releasing the masterly blasphemous Death Metal onslaught “Dechristianize” (2003) the US underground legend finally hits Europe to blast its fans into coma with technically brilliantly performed hateful Old School Death Metal on their long-awaited headlining tour. So don’t miss the chance to see VITAL REMAINS live and at their most powerful at one of the extensive dates featured below. Let the killing begin!!!

    VITAL REMAINS + Supports:

    02. September 05 (D) Glachau Alte Spinnerei
    03. September 05 (D) München Titanic City
    04. September 05 (D) Adelsheim Live Factory
    06. September 05 (CZ) Prag Black Pes Club
    07. September 05 (HU) Budapest Blue Hell Club
    08. September 05 (HR) Zagreb Mochvara
    09. September 05 (SK) Ljubljana Orto Club
    10. September 05 (A) Traun Spinnerei
    11. September 05 (A) Innsbruck P.M.K.
    13. September 05 (I) Rom Alpheus
    15. September 05 (I) Prato Anomalia
    16. September 05 (CH) Winterthur Gaswerk
    17. September 05 (F) Marseille Le Korigan
    18. September 05 (E) Barcelona Mephisto
    20. September 05 (E) Madrid
    21. September 05 (P) Corroios Vale Milhacos
    22. September 05 (P) Porto Porto Rio
    23. September 05 (E) Irun Tunk
    24. September 05 (F) St. Macel les Valence Salle des fetes
    29. September 05 (NL) Arnhem Goudvishal
    30. September 05 (NL) Rotterdam Baroeg
    01. October 05 (B) St. Niklas The Starz
    02. October 05 (NL) Groningen Vera
    04. October 05 (UK) Dudley JB’s
    05. October 05 (UK) Bradford Bradford Rio
    06. October 05 (IRE) Dublin Voodoo Lounge
    07. October 05 (IRE) Cork An Cruiscin Lan
    08. October 05 (UK) London Electrowerkz
    09. October 05 (UK) Bristol Full Moon
    10. October 05 (B) Gent Frontline
    12. October 05 (D) Gießen Jokus
    13. October 05 (D) Wermelskirchen AJZ Bahndamm
    14. October 05 (D) Duisburg Live Arena
    15. October 05 (D) Waltershausen Kulturfabrik
    18. October 05 (NOR) Sandnes Tribute
    19. October 05 (NOR) Oslo Gamla
    20. October 05 (NOR) Trondheim Rock City
    21. October 05 (S) Gothenburg Musikens Hus
    22. October 05 (DK) Aarhus Musiccafeen
    23. October 05 (D) Berlin K 17

    Booking: Bruchstein Tours
    Band Website: http://www.vitalremains.com
  • GOD FORBID – New album “IV: Constitution Of Treason” out September 19th 2005!

    On September 19th 2005 Century Media Records Europe will release God Forbid's “IV: Constitution of Treason”, their fourth full-length release. Produced by Jason Suecof (Trivium etc.) and Eric Rachel (Atreyu, Dillinger Escape Plan etc.), the album - a socially and politically charged vision of a post-apocalyptic world - further displays the incredible creativity and talent of one of the most highly respected bands in metal today.

    Lead guitarist Doc Coyle comments on this highly anticipated album: "I'm extremely excited for our fans, new and old, to get a listen of this album. It's a big step for God Forbid and I feel that we have made our most diverse, deep and emotional record with out sacrificing heaviness or artistic identity. In a current musical environment, where there seem to a lot of boring, safe records, I feel confident that we've continued to take chances while challenging ourselves to be a better band. With all of that said, we made the record we wanted to make, and we couldn't be happier with the results."

    Travis Smith (Opeth, Nevermore etc.), who also illustrated God Forbid's previous album Gone Forever, created the cover art. Says Doc, "Once again Travis has hit it out of the ball park. The artwork for Constitution... metaphorically displays what this album and it's content is really about. It perfectly captures the lyrical darkness and the apocalyptic nature of the album's concept."

    The album's first pressing will be a limited edition dual-disc featuring, in addition to the album itself, “The Act of Treason”; an exclusive, making-of-the-album, behind-the-scenes documentary featuring band interviews and tons of in-studio footage that takes you from rehearsals to pre-production all the way to the mastering of “IV: Constitution of Treason”.

    In August director Eric Shamlin will oversee the album's first video and single "Chains of Humanity". Expect the unexpected…

    Tracklisting GOD FORBID – “IV: Constitution of Treason“:

    01. The End of the World
    02. Chains of Humanity
    03. Into the Wasteland
    04. The Lonely Dead
    05. Divinity
    06. Under This Flag
    07. To the Fallen Hero
    08. Welcome to the Apocalypse (Preamble)
    09. Constitution of Treason
    10. Crucify Your Beliefs

    Official band website: http://www.godforbid1.com

  • NEVERMORE – Enter charts!

    NEVERMORE’s new masterpiece „This Godless Endeavor“ entered the charts in the following countries:

    1st week - official chart position # 26
    2nd week - official chart position # 53

    Italy: official chart position # 51

    Netherlands: official chart position# 73

    1st week - official chart position # 63
    2nd week - official chart position # 92

    Hungary: Top 40: # 22 & international chart position # 6

    USA: # 12 in Heatseekers Charts & #24 in Indies Charts


    To get a taster of the extraordinary quality of the album, go out and see NEVERMORE on their upcoming European headlining tour alongside Dew-Scented and Mercenary!
    Here are the Dates:

    Presented by Rock Hard (D)
    Supported by Dew-Scented & Mercenary

    16. September 05 (NL) Tilburg 013
    17. September 05 (B) Antwerpen Hof Ter Loo
    18. September 05 (NL) Haarlem Patronaat
    20. September 05 (UK) Dudley JB´s
    21. September 05 (UK) Glasgow Cathouse
    22. September 05 (UK) Dublin Whelans
    23. September 05 (UK) Bradford Rio
    24. September 05 (UK) Nottingham Rock City
    25. September 05 (UK) London Scala
    27. September 05 (D) Bochum Zeche
    28. September 05 (CH) Bern Tba
    29. September 05 (I) Milan Rolling Stone
    01. October 05 (A) Salzburg Rockhaus
    02. October 05 (SLO) Ljubljana VPK Mediapark
    03. October 05 (HUN) Budapest Petofi Hall
    05. October 05 (D) Frankfurt Batschkapp
    06. October 05 (D) Hamburg Markthalle
    08. October 05 (S) Gothenburg Chalmers
    09. October 05 (S) Stockholm Klubben
    11. October 05 (D) Osnabrück Hyde Park
    Booking: http://www.continental-concerts.de

    The European press loves the album, “This Godless Endeavor” is predestined to become a classic metal album of our time, just have a look at the soundcheck results and “Album of the month” scores:

    # 1 in Metal Hammer (D), 7/7
    # 1 in Rock Hard (D), 10/10
    # 1 in Heavy (D), 12/12
    # 1 in Legacy (D), 13/15
    # 1 in Metal Hammer (GR), 9/10
    # 1 in Terrorizer (UK), 10/10
    # 1 in Metal Hammer (HUN)
    # 1 in Metallian (F), 6/6
    # 1 in Aardshock (NL), 90/100
    # 1 in BWBK (CAN)
    # 1 in Hell Awaits (E)
    # 1 in Rock Zone (E)
    # 2 in Metal Heart (D), 9,5 of 10

    “This Godless Endeavor” was produced at Backstage Studios in England with Andy Sneap and was released on July 25th, 2005 (last week’s Monday!) as limited edition deluxe Digipak, CD as well as on LP format.

    Official band website: http://www.nevermore.tv

  • ARCH ENEMY - New album out August 22nd 2005 in Europe & European Headline Tour!

    Right on time with the release of the newest acoustic full-front-assault “Doomsday Machine” (European release date is August, 22nd 2005) by the Swedish masters of extreme Metal ARCH ENEMY, the first live dates for the longing European fanbase has arrived. Band leader/songwriter Michael Amott also eagerly awaits the moment to break some necks throughout Europe with the material of the band’s newest piece of metal-art:

    "Hail Euro-Enemies! Michael Amott here... Just taking a quick break from sweating our asses off out here on the Ozzfest in the States to give you the good new