|September 10th, 2006
- FALL OF SERENITY join forces with GO DOWN BELIEVING for booking!
German melodic death metal outfit FALL OF SERENITY have joined forced
DOWN BELIEVING for all booking matters in order to get to the next level.
GDB is known for it´s good work for bands such as Hatesphere,
Raunchy, Koroded, etc and are glad to have FALL OF SERENITY on board
Allen (GDB): “We will do them cos they fucking KILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
FALL OF SERENITY´s new album “Bloodred Salvation”
was released on Lifeforce
Records on May 12th 2006.
"A top address in German death metal.." ROCK HARD
- SINCH To Release Remixed Music
Long Time Philadelphia 5 Piece Continues To Explore Technology With
New EP Release
On August 25th 2006, Sinch is due to release “Subdivisons”
to a worldwide audience via their online store at www.sinch.net/store.
The album will contain reinterpretations of songs from the band’s
critically acclaimed 2005 album, “Clearing the Channel”
(Rock Ridge Music).
The release will include five tracks that the band remixed themselves
between their staggered tour dates of 2005. Equipped with a laptop and
a thriving passion for technology, guitarist Tony Lannutti led the band
through the sessions that brought about this unique release. When asked
why the band chose to release a remix album Lannutti is quick to point
out, “We wanted to explore the different directions we could take
our already existing songs. A big part of this band has always been
diversity and I think this release takes that aspect another step forward.”
Having experienced success on both major and independent record labels,
Sinch has elected to go in a different direction this time around and
release their music on their own through their newly renovated store
at their official website www.sinch.net.
This special EP release is coming just months after the band reopened
their online store by re-releasing their long out of print albums, “The
Strychnine” (1996) and 1998’s “Diatribe” to
their fans’ delight. Prior to this, diehard Sinch fans were forced
to endlessly browse various file sharing programs in hopes of accessing
the early works of the band.
In 2001 Sinch became one of Philly’s finest exports after the
band inked a deal with Roadrunner / Universal Records which led to the
band’s world wide tours with acts such as Seether, Chevelle and
Stone Sour. Along with the success of their self-titled album, the band
scored a hit with the single “Something More” which became
one of the top 100 active rock songs of 2002. After electing to go to
Rock Ridge music for 2005’s “Clearing the Channel”
the band continued to gain critical acclaim as they further developed
a strong underground following. So, with all this in place, Sinch appears
determined to further explore their creative vision and passion for
technology with this new page in the band’s already storied history.
- MELIAH RAGE 'THE DEEP AND DREAMLESS SLEEP' out via Screaming Ferret
Wreckords September 12, 2006
Metal trends may come and go, but Boston veterans Meliah Rage continue
to stand their ground, as evidenced by their seventh release overall,
The Deep and Dreamless Sleep. A straight ahead metal release that touches
upon the classic metal that originally inspired the band (Metallica,
Riot, Judas Priest), the album also manages to contain all the expected
Meliah Rage trademarks - soaring vocals, crunching guitar, and hard-hitting
drumming. Long-time fans will also take note that four-fifths of the
group's original line-up has reunited on The Deep and Dreamless Sleep
- guitarists Anthony Nichols and Jim Koury, bassist Jesse Johnson, and
drummer Stuart Dowie (singer Paul Souzo takes Mike Munro's spot).
Originally formed in 1985, Meliah Rage was often associated with the
then-burgeoning thrash metal scene, which resulted in a major label
contract and their 1988 metal classic, Kill to Survive. In the ensuing
years, the group played with some of metal's most renowned names - Slayer,
Megadeth, Testament, Manowar, Morbid Angel, Metal Church, and Nuclear
Assault. The group also included Godsmack frontman Sully Erna in their
ranks (as a drummer) during the early '90s.
The tracklisting for The Deep and Dreamless Sleep:
1) Permanently Damaged
2) God and Man
4) The Deep And Dreamless Sleep
5) Twisted Wreck
7) Last of the Wanted
8) Take What You Want
To view the video for "Undefeated," click
- JACK FROST 'OUT IN THE COLD' out via Screaming Ferret Wreckords!
Guitarist Jack Frost is certainly one of the hardest working guitarists
in heavy metal today. In addition to playing on, mixing, and producing
albums with his band, Seven Witches (which formerly included Joey Vera
of Armored Saint), Frost has also lent his guitar talents to the likes
of Savatage, Metalium, Bronx Casket Company (with D.D. Verni and Tim
Mallare of Overkill), and Speed (with Aaron Randell and Ray Hartman
of Annihilator). Also, Frost has appeared on a multitude of tribute
albums, including tributes to Dio, Helloween, the Scorpions, Twisted
Sister, W.A.S.P., Judas Priest, and Accept.
And as if his plate wasn't full enough, Frost also issues solo albums,
such as his sophomore set, Out in the Cold. As with all of his previous
efforts, Out in the Cold features plenty of top metallic guitar work
throughout, especially the album opening "Wasting Your Luv,"
as well as the title track. Additionally, the album includes a trio
of renowned classic rock covers that receive a metallic makeover - Foreigner's
"Cold As Ice," .38 Special's "Hold On Loosely,"
and April Wine's "Sign of the Gypsy Queen."
The tracklisting for Out in the Cold:
1 Wasting Your Luv
2 Hell Or High Water
4 Out In The Cold
5 Sign of the Gypsy Queen
6 Peter and Me
7 Cold As Ice
8 Covered In Blood
9 Hold On Loosely
10 Passage to the Classical Side
11 Head First
With the release of their latest album, Jack Frost will be embarking
on a supporting tour, which includes the following confirmed dates:
October 13th, 2006.
BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend IV
Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec
- XASTHUR to annihilate mankind with first Battle Kommand/Hydra Head
“One of America's most prolific and unapproachable underground
metal musicians” - Billboard
"...idiosyncratic, The Cure-unto-Burzum melted strings/synth psychedelia..."
- Metal Maniacs
As one of the most innovative black metal practitioners in the isolationist
sub-underground, Xasthur has crafted some of the most mesmerizing and
significant music of the last decade, regardless of genre.
Subliminal Genocide wallows in its creator’s well nourished acrimony
and terminal disgust, fomenting a hellish vortex of shrill riffery,
cavernous howls and psychedelic stormblasts that bears down on the psyche
with primordial distress.
With tremendous respect and admiration, Hydra Head Industries is proud
to release the work of one of the underground black metal scene’s
most creative minds: Xasthur. For this release, we are working in association
with Battle Kommand Records. The Illinois-based label has released an
impressive stable of quality underground releases, including a Xasthur/Leviathan
Though it began in 1995 and featured other members until 1999, Xasthur’s
entire recorded cannon (5 full lengths, 5 split albums, and an appearance
on sunnO))'s "Black One") is solely the work of one tremendously
prolific artist: Malefic. His sonic palette is HUGE.
The U.S. black metal scene is regarded by those in-the-know as tremendously
progressive. Xasthur (along with Leviathan, Krieg, and Nachtmystium)
is an American artist whose forays into lo-fi atmospherics, unique instrument
and vocal textures, as well as exploratory song structures are heralded.
Subliminal Genocide adheres to the sonic and lyrics principles of malevolence
contained in Xasthur’s past work, but further develops the use
space and atmosphere. Though the significance and appeal of underground
black metal remains largely experienced only by the few who dwell in
dark corners, we hope this tremendous Xasthur record reaches the ears
of all those who are even slightly fond of extreme art.
XASTHUR "Subliminal Genocide" (9.12.06)
1) Disharmonic Convergence
2) Prison of Mirrors
3) Beauty is Only Razor Deep
4) Trauma Will Always Linger
5) Pyramid of Skulls
6) Arcane and Misanthropic Projection
7) Victim of Your Dreams
8) Through a Trance of Despondency
9) Loss and Inner Distortion
10) Subliminal Genocide
11) Malice Hidden in Surrealism
- THE HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE -- the eclectic, dramatic, metallic freakshow
THE HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE
~ The Locust years ~
The eclectic and versatile (Gwar, Ludicra, Slough Feg, Amber Asylum,
Jarboe) guitarist John Cobbett from San Francisco gave birth in the
late 90s to Hammers Of Misfortune, previously known as Unholy Cadaver.
Later in 2001 the band released their first full length album The Bastard,
an epic tale told in three acts with three distinct characters / voices,
on Tumult Records.
Critically acclaimed, the album was voted among the top 40 releases
of 2001 by the writers of Terrorizer magazine. Lamentations Of The Flame
Princess declared 2001 to be "the Year Of the Hammers" and
named The Bastard Best Album, Best Concept Album and Best Overall Packaging.
In 2003 the band signed a deal with Cruz Del Sur Muisc, releasing their
second opus The August Engine by the end of the same year. The response
was again awesome. The August Engine was voted by countless writers
at major metal magazines such as BW&BK, Metal Maniacs, Unrestrained
and more as the greatest metal achievement in years, the best album
of the year, best metal concept album ever, and so on down the line,
making it one of the most important heavy releases of the time.
In 2005 HoM began the recording of their third album The Locust Years,
under the supervision of Justin Weis at Trackworx Studios which is finally
released, again via Cruz Del Sur in June 2006 (US) and September 2006
(Europe). The Locust Years brings the creative song-writing of The Hammers
to an upper level, through the creation of a complex Rock Opera in which
several different elements perfectly complete each other. Echoes of
Yes, Pink Floyd and in general the legacy of 70s progressive rock are
mixed with Hammers’ trademark of originality and love for uncommon
The dramatic, bitter sense of tragedy that surrounds the album makes
it a masterpiece that goes beyond the term of “Metal”, to
a wider meaning: The Locust Years is the perfect soundtrack for our
Tour dates are in the works as well. Stay tuned, and all hail the Hammers...
HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE - The Locust years - cruz15* Features Mike SCALZI
of Slough Feg on vocals
* Intense live activity in support of the album release
* Wonderful cover artwork designed by NYC Artist Thomas Woodruff, digipack
* Top-priority release for Cruz Del Sur Music, 1000 promos
John Cobbett – electric, lead and acoustic guitars
Mike Scalzi – vocals, guitar
Jamie Myers – vocals, bass
Sigrid Sheie – acoustic and electric piano, Hammond B3, backing
Chewy - drums
* The Bastard (Tumult, 2001)
* The August Engine (Cruz Del Sur Music, 2003)
* The Locust Years (Cruz Del Sur Music, 2006)
- GODSMACK & ROB ZOMBIE
JOINING FORCES BEGINNING AUGUST 25TH
ON A U.S FALL TOUR
HOLLYWOOD – (July 19, 2006) – Rob Zombie will embark on
a fall U.S. tour with rock band Godsmack. The North American tour is
set to open August 25 in Dallas, TX at the Smirnoff Music Center. As
a showman of colossal proportion, Rob Zombie fans should expect a visual
and aural circus of the unexpected on this tour.
There are some select dates for Rob Zombie headlining solo. For more
information go to www.robzombie.com
Here are the confirmed Rob Zombie/ Godsmack tour dates:
Mon 09/11/06 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
Godsmack / Rob Zombie
Tue 09/12/06 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
Thu 09/14/06 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Fri 09/15/06 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sat 09/16/06 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Sun 09/17/06 Maryland Heights, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
Tue 09/19/06 Bonner Springs, KS Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Thu 09/21/06 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Fri 09/22/06 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
Sat 09/23/06 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
Sun 09/24/06 Las Vegas, NV Theatre Under The Stars @ Hard Rock
Tue 09/26/06 Boise, ID Big Easy
Godsmack / Rob Zombie
Wed 09/27/06 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Fri 09/29/06 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sat 09/30/06 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sun 10/01/06 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion @ Concord
- Canada’s INTO ETERNITY Reveal New Album Artwork
Technically progressive metal band INTO ETERNITY “…in whose
music heavy metal’s potential is born anew,” (Metal Maniacs)
have posted The Scattering Of Ashes cover art here.
With cover art was designed by Mattias Noren (Stratovarius, Evergrey),
the album is scheduled for an October 3 North American release. Vocalist
Stu Block commented, “Mattias designed the first three INTO ETERNITY
album covers (Into Eternity, Dead Or Dreaming and Buried in Oblivion).
They have all been amazing but yet different in their own way. There
was no doubt in our minds that The Scattering Of Ashes cover would live
up to those expectations. Mattias is a really talented guy and all we
had to do was tell him the album title and that we wanted it to have
a dark feeling to it, so he ran with it and nailed it pretty much right
away. We are all really happy with the end result of the artwork, layout
and sound of the album. We have been listening to the mixed and mastered
version of the album from Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage)
and it sounds absolutely killer!! This album is definitely one of the
most aggressive INTO ETERNITY albums ever, and now with Andy's touch
on it it's over the top Metal Madness!!!”
INTO ETERNITY circumnavigated North America five times in support of
2004’s Buried In Oblivion touring with among others Amorphis,
Hate Eternal and Krisiun, Hammerfall and Edguy, Nevermore and Opeth,
and Stratovarius. Shattering genre barriers each tour recruited the
band different fans who appreciated, like the LA Weekly, that “chops,
melody and brutality coalesce musically in the busy hands of INTO ETERNITY.”
Look for the band to tour extensively in support of The Scattering Of
Ashes starting in North America this fall.
- LAMB OF GOD TO RELEASE SPECIAL DELUXE EDITION CD/DVD OF SACRAMENT
Final Track Listing For Sacrament Confirmed
New York, NY. - Sacrament, the second Epic Records studio release from
the critically acclaimed band Lamb of God, will be released on August
22nd individually and as a CD and DVD deluxe edition, which will include
over 90 minutes of special behind the scenes footage of the making of
This special deluxe edition of Sacrament chronicles the making of the
album from the early stages of writing and rehearsing to the actual
studio recording. Filmed during the spring of 2006, the footage captures
the intensely personal aspects of the album making process as well as
taking a sneak peek inside the band's private lives. With interviews
from each band member as well as director's cut versions of two videos
from the upcoming release, including the first single "Redneck,"
this special edition look at one of today's hardest rocking bands will
show audiences why LOG has been declared "The Future of American
Metal" Revolver Magazine.
Produced by Machine (Clutch, King Crimson, Eighteen Visions, Every Time
I Die), Lamb Of God have finalized the track listing to Sacrament.
01 - "Walk With Me In Hell"
02 - "Again We Rise"
03 - "Redneck"
04 - "Pathetic"
05 - "Foot To The Throat"
06 - "Descending"
07 - "Blacken The Cursed Sun"
08 - "Forgotten (Lost Angels)"
09 - "Requiem"
10 - "More Time To Kill"
11 - "Beating On Death's Door"
- 1349 SHOWCASE TOUR OF NORTH AMERICA; JOINED BY US LABELMATES SAHG
Philadelphia: Candlelight Records confirms the recent announcement of
1349's first North American performances. Alongside fellow Norwegian
band Sahg (debut album, Sahg I, set for release via Candlelight Records
July 25), 1349 will be direct support on the first leg of Celtic Frost's
North American fall tour kicking off September 12 and running through
September 30. The dates, to continue promotions for 1349's current album
Hellfire, will allow stateside fans their long-awaited chance to see
the extreme black metal band's potent live show.
Vocalist Ravn says, "1349 are very pleased to join our mentors
and friends in Celtic Frost on this tour. We have never performed in
the states before and we are looking forward to spread our black metal
Released October 2005, All Music Guide says of Hellfire, “this
52-minute disc goes right for the jugular. No ifs, ands, or buts —
Hellfire is the sort of extreme metal that leaves nothing but bloody
destruction in its path and absolutely delights in doing so.”
Recorded at Studio Studio in Nyhagen, Norway, Hellfire is the band's
fastest selling record in their still short history. Feature stories
in Metal Maniacs, Revolver, Terrorizer, Decibel and more, plus their
recent play on MT2/Headbangers Ball (their first video for album track
"Sculptor of Flesh"), has sparked rapid growth in the band's
already formidable stateside fanbase. Formed in 1997, 1349 currently
features vocalist Ravn, guitarist Archaon, bassist Seidemann and drummer
Frost (the US tour featuring former Nile drummer Tony Lauredo). The
band's Candlelight debut, Liberation, was released in 2003; the follow-up
Beyond the Apocalypse was released in 2004.
Featuring key figures from the popular Norwegian metal scene (Gorgoroth,
Manngard, Audrey Horne-2005 Norwegian Grammy Award Winner!), Sahg's
self-titled debut was recorded in Bergen and mastered at The Cutting
Room in Sweden (Opeth, Katatonia, In Flames, Soilwork). Already available
in Europe the album is beginning to find a growing US buzz for its upcoming
July 25 release. The band's video for album track “Godless Faith”
has found steady play via YouTube, the band and Candlelight's official
MySpace pages since its premiere launch. Sahg have already premiered
live at numerous European festivals, including Piggtradfestivalen, and
Hole in the Sky.
Confirmed dates as of press time include:
Sep 12 - Jaxx Nite Club/Springfield VA
Sep 13 - Jaxx Nite Club/Springfield VA
Sep 14 - BB Kings Blues Club/New York NY
Sep 15 - BB Kings Blues Club/New York NY
Sep 16 - Le Medley/Montreal QC
Sep 18 - Opera House/Toronto ON
Sep 19 - Rex Theatre/Pittsburgh PA
Sep 20 - House of Blues/Cleveland OH
Sep 22 - Harpos/Detroit MI
Sep 23 - Vic Theatre/Chicago IL
Sep 24 - First Avenue/Minneapolis MN
Sep 25 - Royal Albert Hotel/Winnipeg MB
Sep 27 - Warehouse/Calgary AB
Sep 28 - Starlite Room/Edmonton AB
Sep 30 - Sugar Nightclub/Victoria BC
Oct 01 - El Corazon/Seattle WA
Oct 02 - Roseland Theatre/Portland OR
- LACUNA COIL - 2nd Single "Enjoy The Silence" VOTE ON VIVA
PLUS! Rolling Stone Coverstory!
"Enjoy The Silence", the video-clip for the new single from
LACUNA COIL, can be voted on Germany’s VIVA Plus - so: Get it
on air during VIVA Plus’ daytime programme! Fans and the ones
to come already had a chance to check out their mesmerizing cover of
the Depeche Mode classic during LACUNA COIL’s appearances on various
high profile summer festivals this year.
Send an SMS with 64 to 8888 (49c/SMS) or call 01378 - 4000 - 64 (49c/just
from German landline) and vote the video on rotation. Find more infos:
Furthermore the band managed to get on the cover of the upcoming issue
of Rolling Stone Italy! Congratulations!
To view a collection of LACUNA COIL coverstories all across the world
check this link
- SWORN ENEMY: E-Card incl. full album stream online
SWORN ENEMY launched an e-card for their new piece of hate called “Beginning
Of The End”! This e-card features the entire (!) album as online
stream, details on the record and the band alike, a regularly updated
touring section as well as a media section with the online stream of
the SWORN ENEMY video clip for the track “Scared Of The Unknown”!
Just click the link
"Killer tracks like 'Scared Of The Unknown', 'Absorb The Lies'
or 'We Hate' aren't only catchy but also come along with massive, nasty
riffs setting your neck muscles on fire!"
Metal Hammer (D)
- ECHOES OF ETERNITY Working on Nuclear Blast Debut
After signing a worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast Records, ECHOES
OF ETERNITY are currently hard at work tracking their debut album with
the assistance of L.A.-based engineer Eric Ryan. Working song
titles for the expected 2007 release include: "Gardens Of
The Gods," "Circles In Stone," "Lost Beneath A Silent
Sky," "The Sacred Feminine," and "Expressions Of
Uniting the paths of former residents of Canada, Texas, South Carolina,
and Japan here in Los Angeles, founding EOE member / guitarist / songwriter
Brandon S. Patton is quite proud to have recruited the many talents
of the various self-taught musicians who became his bandmates.
"Kirk [Carrison, drummer] and I have been playing together off
and on in various death metal projects since October 1993. I proposed
the idea of a female-fronted melodic band to him in September 2004.
We asked Francine [Boucher, vocalist] to join around the same time.
From the onset, my musical goal with ECHOES OF ETERNITY was to try to
recreate the vibe of Death's Symbolic album with beautiful female vocals."
Not surprisingly, Patton's goal is marked by an even deeper guiding
"Words have the power to create or destroy, and the name of a band
or title of a song can influence the direction of the music.
I wanted a name that was progressive and spiritual. In my interpretation
it means that we, as human beings, are all extensions of all that was
ever created from the very formation of time itself. Therefore,
we are all echoes of eternity."
"To me," states Patton very matter-of-factly, "music
is the frequency of life."
Fans of melodic, progressive, and female-fronted metal can drop in on
ECHOES OF ETERNITY at www.myspace.com/eoemetal
The complete band line-up is as follows:
Francine Boucher - Vocalist
Brandon S. Patton - Guitarist
James Urias - Guitarist (not pictured)
Duane Cowan - Bassist
Kirk Carrison - Drummer
- MINSK Sign To Relapse Records
Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Chicago / Peoria,
IL quartet MINSK.
MINSK bassist / vocalist Sanford Parker (the band is rounded out by
drummer Anthony Couri, guitarist / vocalist Chris Bennett and vocalist
/ synth player Tim Mead) comments on the signing; "Relapse's long
standing commitment to signing great progressive and creative bands
make it a perfect place for us to be, and we're very happy to be a part
of [the label]." MINSK's yet to be titled Relapse debut is
scheduled for an early 2007 release and will be recorded by Parker and
the band at his Volume Recording studio (PELICAN, UNEARTHLY TRANCE).
MINSK has previously released two recordings; 2005's full-length Out
of a Center Which is Neither Dead Nor Alive as well as the band's 2003
release Burning. MINSK will see the vinyl edition of Out of a Center&
later this year. The band will also be contributing to the upcoming
EYEHATEGOD tribute, For The Sick, with their rendition of "Ruptured
For more information on MINSK, please visit the band's official website:
and MySpage page: www.myspace.com/MINSK.
Stay tuned to www.RELAPSE.com
for forthcoming MINSK news / album release / tour information.
- BRAND NEW SIN Unveils New Album Release Date and Title
New York quintet BRAND NEW SIN have returned with a voracious hard rock
assault laden with soaring, captivating melodies and crushing anthems
that are sure to get anyone's blood flowing and fists pumping. This
highly anticipated new offering, Tequila, will also further establish
them as one of rock's premiere tandems. The album is set for an October
Soon after completing a six-week nationwide tour as direct support to
Black Label Society last fall, BRAND NEW SIN entered Method of Groove
studios in Brooklyn with producer Joey Z (Life of Agony, Stereomud)
to begin tracking Tequila. They've emerged with an album sure to stand
the test of time. The disc, mastered by the acclaimed George Marino
(Metallica, AC/DC, Guns N' Roses) at Sterling Sound, also features a
guest vocal appearance by Peter Steele (Type O Negative) on the track
"Reaper Man and is the perfect representation of what this group
is ultimately capable of creating.
The group also recently recorded a new version of the entrance theme
music for Big Show, the 7-foot, 500-pound ECW wrestler. The theme, "Crank
It Up," was first heard on the compilation CD WWE: Wreckless Intent,
which debuted at #8 on the Billboard charts.
Joe Altier (vocals) checks in with the following report: "The album
is now complete. We recorded this album live as a band, and we think
it perfectly captures our raw energy. Hopefully, everyone finds the
new tunes as "intoxicating" as we do. We feel that a lot of
bands nowadays make things sound too polished, and we have been told
for years that our albums are good but our live shows are much better,
so that's what we went for. Stay tuned to our website (www.brandnewsin.org)
and our MySpace page (www.myspace.com/brandnewsin)
for all news and tour dates. See ya soon.
BRAND NEW SIN's Tequila will prove authentic, meat-and-potatoes classic
hard rock is chased with an undeniable raw fury that refuses to be denied.
BRAND NEW SIN are one of America's most exciting and damn near perfect
Deep-south sludge rock with a melodic tenderness that is surprisingly
Bludgeoning riffs and squealing leads are the stuff of which BRAND NEW
SIN is made.
BRAND NEW SIN delivers pure soul driven music created for the enjoyment
of the rock enthusiast.
Official Website - www.brandnewsin.com
- VADER MP3 Posted
Candlelight Records has premiered "Shadow Fear" from Vader's
forthcoming album Impressions in Blood at the label's official My Space
page. Bring your browser to www.myspace.com/candlelightrecordsusa
to have your first listen.
Following the success of The Art of War, the band’s masterful
ep released earlier this year, Impressions in Blood showcases why the
world has long praised this highly regarded band’s now signature
sound and style. Realized at Hertz Studios with the production team
of Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy, the album features artwork by rising
artist Seth (Paradise Lost, Rotting Christ). Its blazing speed (faster
than fan favorite Litany!) is a turbulent metal ride that fans have
long asked for and now finally receive. It is a corrosive and addictive
Together since 1986, Vader have become one of metal’s most respected
and prolific bands. Their extensive discography, now spanning eighteen
individual recordings plus servearl videos and dvds, has sold nearly
one million records worldwide. And till this day the band remain true
road warriors, performing over 200 shows each year to a loyal and continually
growing audience; the band most recently headlined the successful Metal
Crusaders tour (also featuring Kataklysm, labelmates Destruction, Graveworm
- DEAN MAN IN RENO MP3 Posted
Candlelight Records has premiered "From Here I Can See The Shore"
from Dead Man in Reno's forthcoming self-titled debut at the label's
official My Space page. Bring your browser to www.myspace.com/candlelightrecordsusa
to have your first listen.
Tuscaloosa-based Dead Man in Reno have played every show allowed them
since their genesis three short years ago. Diehards to the core, they
epitomize the blood, sweat and tears/DIY ethic. Teaming with producer
Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, Through the Eyes of the Dead)
at Basement Recording Studios in Rural Hall, North Carolina, the band
meticullously laid down their self-titled debut in a quick but intense
10-day session. The results showcase the quintet’s complex duel
guitars, double bass drum fills, hardcore growls and screams with classic
hardcore/metal breakdowns captured to perfection.
- ENTRALLMENT - Smashed Brain Collection- CD
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- LEAVES EYES on tour with BLIND GUARDIAN
USA Tour Update
08.11.2006 USA - Tempe, AZ / Marquee Theatre
09.11.2006 USA - San Diego, CA / House of Blues
10.11.2006 USA - Santa Ana, CA / Galaxy Theatre
11.11.2006 USA - Los Angeles, CA / The Avalon
12.11.2006 USA - San Francisco, CA / The Fillmore
14.11.2006 CAN - Vancouver, BC / Commodere Ballroom
15.11.2006 USA - Seattle, WA / El Corazon
17.11.2006 USA - Salt Lake City, UT / Avalon Theatre
18.11.2006 USA - Englewood, CO / Gothic Theatre
19.11.2006 USA - Lawrence, KS / Granada
22.11.2006 USA - Minneapolis, MN / The Quest
23.11.2006 USA - Chicago, IL / House of Blues
24.11.2006 USA - Cleveland, OH / Agora Theatre
25.11.2006 USA - Detroit, MI / Harpo's Concert Theatre
26.11.2006 CAN - Toronto, ON / Opera House
28.11.2006 CAN - Sainte-Foy, QC / Salle Albert-Rousseau
29.11.2006 CAN - Montreal, QC / Le Medley
30.11.2006 USA - New York, NY / B.B. Kings Blues Club
01.12.2006 USA - Worcester, MA / The Palladium
02.12.2006 USA - Philadelphia, PA / Trocadero
04.12.2006 USA - West Springfield, VA / Jaxx
05.12.2006 USA - Charlotte, NC / Tremont Music Hall
07.12.2006 USA - Lake Buena Vista, FL / House of Blues
08.12.2006 USA - Atlanta, GA / Roxy Theatre
09.12.2006 USA - New Orleans, LA / House of Blues
10.12.2006 USA - Houston, TX / Meridian
11.12.2006 USA - Austin, TX / Backroom
LEAVES' EYES will tour together with ATROCITY Australia on the "NORWEGIAN
BEAUTY versus GERMAN ATROCITY - UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS TOUR 2006"
(proudly brought by MODERN INVASION MUSIC) for the first time:
18.09.2006 AUS - Perth / Amplifier Bar
19.09.2006 AUS - Adelaide / TBC
21.09.2006 AUS - Brisbane / Her Majesty's Basement Bar
22.09.2006 AUS - Sydney / Manning Bar
23.09.2006 AUS - Melbourne / Corner Hotel
- ATOMTRAKT - Schutt & Asche DIGI CD 2005
Heroic monumental minutes of dark, martial, cold, industrialized, militant
ambient and atmospheric terror
1. Geißeln der Ruhe
2. Schutt & Asche
3. Gemäuer der Dunkelheit
4. Im Schein des Untergangs
-recorded in June 2005
-incl. "Verwüstung" MCD'2003 as bonus
- Open Grave Records is pleased to announce the latest addition to the
Open Grave Records Family, TORN APART.
Torn Apart was founded in early 2005 by David Eliasson (Guitar) Mikael
Sandström (Guitar) and Alexander Wegebro (Drums). Torn Apart was
determined to be a Death Metal band to be reckoned with, since there
is not many death metal bands in Umeå, Sweden. The band played
together from June to August before asking Petter Johansson (Bass) to
join the band. Shortly after, Christoffer Långström (Vocals)
joined and the line-up was complete. Before recording their first demo
they played numerous shows including the Ume-Metal Open Air Fest. They
have also played along side artists such as Dismember, Dröng, Lethal
and many others.
In June of 2006 Torn Apart entered Starfruit Studio and recording their
first 4 song EP which will see it's release on Open Grave Records in
September of 2006, which will be followed up with a full length album
in 2007. For more information on Torn Apart, and to download the track,
"The Impaler" off of their upcoming EP visit http://www.opengraverecords.com.
- Open Grave Records to release MOURNBLADE's debut EP, "Mangled
Mournblade was formed in the summer of 1987 as a trio. However a series
of bad timing and events keep the band from playing live. Death, jailed
band members, and military deployments took it's toll in the early years,
however Mournblade moved on with it's surviving founding members as
a on and off project for the next 15 years.
After the death of drummer Jake Blood from a car accident in 1989 and
bassist Tom Rubian commiting suicide in 1993 in South Korea as a member
of the 2nd Infantry Division, the band went underground as the founding
member took a bass slot in LA's first deathcore band (formed in 1983)
Mournblade was still a project band playing for only local house shows
and friends parties. Jeff Blacky still pushed on with founding guitarist
Rick Auschwitz, when Danny Leviathan joined in 2003 on bass. Jeff was
later recalled to duty after 9-11 as a member of the California National
Guard doing Operation Noble Eagle and later in 2004 Operation Enduring
Freedom serving a 18 month deploying in combat theater of operations
in the middle east.
Upon returning, Danny bailed out of the band over an internet chick.
The band picked up former drummer Todd Irish. After almost 20 years
the band finally moved into NightinGale Studios to record a 5 song CD
which is scheduled for a early September 2006 release on Open Grave
For more information on Mournblade and download the song, "Set"
off of the upcoming EP visit: http://www.opengraverecords.com.
- SUBWAY TO SALLY acoustic album + dvd to be released in november
In April 2006, Medieval metallers SUBWAY TO SALLY embarked on their
very first acoustic tour named "Nackt" (="Naked")
through primary churches and smaller clubs with intimate atmosphere
all over Germany. The unique project turned out to be a great success!
Accompanied by cellist B.Deutung (ex-INCHTABOKATABLES) the band created
magical, unforgettable evenings – both for the fans and themselves.
Everyone who has missed the tour can cheer up now: SUBWAY TO SALLY recorded
their "Nackt" concerts on April 30th (aural for the CD) and
May 5th (visually for the DVD) at the Passionskirche in Berlin –
the material will be released as high class CD/DVD package in November.
Besides, SUBWAY TO SALLY are working on songs for a new studio CD, presumably
to be released at the end of April/beginning of May 2007.
|September 8th, 2006
- SALEM new song on MySpace
Salem is currently in the recording studio working on their follow up
to "Strings Attached". The new release will be a double album.
So far the band has recorded a 27 minutes long piece titled "Once
Upon a Lifetime Parts I - V".
Parts 1 is available now for your listening pleasure at M Y S P A C
Part II will follow shortly.
- Te latest news in the world of AXEMASTER........
The band has been offered contracts by 4 different European record labels
to re-release their debut album "Blessing in the Skies" on
CD (it was originally released as an LP by Azra International Records);
serious negotiations are currently going on with one of the companies
in particular. The plan is to include the entire album with at least
a couple bonus tracks, making at least 5 songs that have never been
released on CD. It will also include a large booklet with photos and
liner notes and possibly even video footage. I'll let you know more
details as soon as a deal is finalized. As one of the owners of one
of the companies said: "I think it is time "Blessing In The
Skies" got the attention it always deserved….."
Also, the band is going to be included on the upcoming multimedia CD-ROM
"The Polishing of Metal" released by the Rock Record Collectors
Association (Canada). This will be a documentary that includes text
on the entire history & bands of heavy metal as well video and music;
Axemaster will be included in all the categories! It's an honor to be
a part of such a major project with the biggest bands in metal as well
as some of the best underground artists. You can read more about the
release at www.diskery.com/rrca/ in the "CD-ROM/Documentary projects"
More major news to come.......
- DOMINUS PRAELII will release new edition of Bastards & Killers
The brazilian traditional heavy metal band Dominus Praelii is working
in a new edition of their second full length, Bastards & Killers
and signed with Marquee Records to release it in slipcase cd since the
first copies, released by Megahard Records, are sold out. The new edition
should be released before the end of July.
Actually Dominus Praelii is making an extensive tour which should pass
through 50 cities of South American countries like Brazil, Venezuela,
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile.
If the tour reaches such number it may be featured in Guinness Book
of Records as the most extensive tour made by a rock band in South America.
Recently the band put some mp3s of the new album for download in their
MySpace page at www.myspace.com/dominuspraelii
- LEATHERWOLF RE-ENTERS THE `WORLD ASYLUM'
LOS ANGELES – California metal warriors Leatherwolf have returned
with "World Asylum," their first studio album in over 15 years.
"World Asylum" was recorded with the new lineup of original
members Dean Roberts (drums) and Geoff Gayer (guitar) with new additions
Wade Black (vocals), Eric Halpern (guitar), and Patric Guyton (bass).
Leatherwolf, which had two major label releases, "Leatherwolf"
and "Street Ready," in the late `80s regrouped several years
ago for some live dates and re-ignited the Leatherwolf flame. A live
album was released in 1999 but due to financial constraints, several
of the group's original members were unable to continue on, so a new
lineup was recruited.
Since the original reunion, Roberts and Gayer have kept a low profile,
working on new material and finding new members to join the fold. "World
Asylum" shows a harder and meaner side of Leatherwolf than its
`80s releases and when looking for a new voice to front the band, Black,
known for his work with Crimson Glory and Seven Witches, had the pipes
to fill the position.
"Wade has a heavier side than our original singer, Mike Olivieri,"
said Roberts. "When it came to replacing singers, Geoff and I decided
to go with more of a metal singer, and out of all of the singers that
auditioned, Wade killed them all."
Olivieri, however, still remains a part of the Leatherwolf family, adding
backing vocals on "World Asylum."
Initial response to "World Asylum" in Europe has blown the
band away. "Geoff and I wanted to make a great record after we
got back from Wacken concert," Roberts said. "We are #2, #4
and #6 in the top three metal magazines in Europe and people were surprised
by how great the album is. But, more importantly, I love this record.
I think it's the best record Leatherwolf has ever done."
The band plans to tour as much as possible in support of "World
Asylum," giving fans who never had the chance to see them an opportunity.
Leatherwolf is currently scheduled to kick off ProgPower USA in Atlanta
in September with a performance at the festival pre-party.
- LUNA AD NOCTUM kindly announce that the 3rd Luna Ad Noctum album called
"The Perfect evil In Mortal" is out now !
The new album consists 9 track as crushing orgies in lunar madness with
a power of black furious hardness, diabolical and sorrowful vocals,
thundering hellish sulphur of guitars riffs! Astonishing melodies create
the sensual atmosphere of darkness & eternal sadness. This album
accumulates Luna Ad Noctum strengths! Brutality and Chaos straight out
of deep dark forces, exalted melodies touched with passions of coldness,
licentious erotic, loveliness & eccentricity! The album was released
under the Metal Mind Records label worldwide
We also would like to inform Luna Ad Noctum official web site www.lunaadnoctum.com
at the "Discography" section & at My Space at Luna Ad
Noctum profile You can download track fom the album "The Perfect
Evil In Mortal" please feel free to download it's been available
- CELTIC FROST support acts for North American tour / Dave Grohl quote!
CELTIC FROST are very proud to announce the following support billing
for the group's fall 2006 North American tour:
For the first leg of the tour, from September 12 (Springfield, Virginia)
to October 2, 2006 (Portland, Oregon), CELTIC FROST will be joined by
renowned Norwegian black metal shooting stars 1349 as well as Norwegian
doom supergroup Sahg (featuring some of the most distinguished musicians
of Norway's effervescent metal scene, namely members of Manngard and
2005 Norwegian Grammy award winners Audrey Horne as well as former Gorgoroth
members King and Kvitrafn). These will be the first North American shows
for both 1349 and Sahg.
From October 3 (San Francisco, California) to the end of the tour, on
November 11, 2006 (Johnson City, New York), Celtic Frost will be supported
by eminent American black/death metal group Goatwhore.
Moreover, Celtic Frost are very proud to be able to announce the addition
of American drone/doom stars Sunn O))) to the billing for the shows
from October 3 (San Francisco, California) to October 9 (Las Vegas,
Press has been reacting overwhelmingly on “Monotheist” seeing
Classic Rock Magazine label it “the true definition for heavy
this year. A triumph of agony, deliberation and passion”, Mojo
says, “Monotheist” is “a dark rock masterpiece built
on epic scale”. And Terrorizer describes it as “an art-metal
odyssey as black as night, as potent as meths and as grim as your tax
Rolling Stone (US) quoted Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, with whom
Tom Gabriel Fischer worked on the Probot project, saying the album is,
“a masterpiece… the heaviest, gloomiest, darkest, scariest
metal album you’re gonna hear for a long time.” Click here
to read the complete article.
CELTIC FROST have lately been captivating audiences at Sweden Rock,
HellFest (France), Germany’s With Full Force and Finland’s
Tuska Fest. Catch photos of their Sweden Rock performance here.
for the full list of tourdates.
- CMR bands comment on participation!
One of this year’s hottest live events presenting you the finest
metal and hardcore acts is going to crush European clubs with the Hell
On Earth Tour 2006. Featuring nothing less than three bands of the Century
Media Records roster, namely GOD FORBID, HEAVEN SHALL BURN and MAROON,
alongside other kick ass bands such as Cataract, Full Blown Chaos, Purified
In Blood and special guest A Perfect Murder, this collaboration between
Alveran Records, Metal Blade, Century Media Records and M.A.D. Tourbooking
guarantees onstage intensity from start to finish!
With the confirmation of this year’s billing, MAROON and HEAVEN
SHALL BURN just sent in statements on being part of this high class
“News from the touring front straight from the MAROON headquarter:
We feel honoured and happy to be able to announce our participation
in the Hell On Earth Tour during September/October 2006. Especially
sharing a bus with our pals from HEAVEN SHALL BURN will be great fun!
We have played with all the other bands taking part before as well and
we know and respect them. Thus, we hope to see you on the best tour
of the year… thanks!” (Andre Moraweck, MAROON)
“We feel honoured as well and are looking forward to Hell On Earth
2006 after last year’s success. We had lots of fun back then and
I have no doubts it will be the same this year. Fans and bands alike
will go nuts during these shows! We can’t wait to present you
our new songs live, but also some very classic stuff will be included
in the set – be ready for some nice surprises! Finally, we will
be on the road again with our brothers of MAROON, this will be really
special and we will kick some real ass!” (Mike / HEAVEN SHALL
To get a glimpse of what to expect of MAROON onstage, visit the band’s
e-card and go to the “media” section where you will find
a live-clip of “Wake Up In Hell“, a song taken off MAROON’s
latest album “When Worlds Collide”. The whole album is streamed
in its entirety on the ecard as well.
The Hell On Earth Tour will kick off mid-September and will turn the
following locations into boiling hot mosh pits:
Hell On Earth Tour 2006
with God Forbid, Maroon, Full Blown Chaos, Cataract, Purified In Blood
& A Perfect Murder
15.09.2006 Haarlem (NL) @ Patronat
16.09.2006 London (UK) @ Mean Fiddler
17.09.2006 Bournemouth (UK) @ Opera House
18.09.2006 Manchester (UK) @ Rockworld
20.09.2006 Milton Keynes (UK) @ Pitts
21.09.2006 Trier (D) @ Ex Haus
with God Forbid, Heaven Shall Burn, Maroon, Full Blown Chaos, Cataract,
Purified In Blood & A Perfect Murder
23.09.2006 Berlin (D) @ SO 36
24.09.2006 Frankfurt (D) @ Batschkapp
25.09.2006 Salzburg (D) @ Rockhaus
26.09.2006 Pinarella Di Cervia (I) @ Rockplanet Club
27.09.2006 Solothurn (CH) @ Kofmehl
01.10.2006 Hasselt (B) @ Music O Drom
02.10.2006 Dresden (D) @ Reithalle
04.10.2006 Hamburg (D) @ Markthalle
06.10.2006 Aalborg (DK) @ Studenterhus
07.10.2006 Essen (D) @ Fun Box Amalie
Presented by MAD Tour Booking: www.mad-tourbooking.de
HELL ON EARTH TOUR Homepage: www.hellonearthtour.de
- FIREWIND New video clip online!
Greek melodic metal sensation FIREWIND whose latest single “Falling
To Pieces” climbed to position #11 in the official Greek single
charts, have posted the new clip for that particular song online at:
The video was shot by Patric Ullaeus/Revolver Company (www.revolver.se)
who is already known for his work on clips for Lacuna Coil, In Flames,
Dimmu Borgir and many others. “Falling To Pieces” is taken
off FIREWIND’s newest masterpiece “Allegiance” (European
release date: July 24, 2006) and is already receiving stunning press
"This is the most diversified and best FIREWIND album to date…"
Metal Hammer Germany
"The true revelation of nowadays’ power metal"
Metal Hammer Italy
"... catchy anthems of metal with classic rock elements that will
inspire every banger."
Rock Hard Germany
"The best album of this Greek outfit… Power lovers, don’t
- STRAPPING YOUNG LAD - New album out & new video posted online!
The highly anticipated new STRAPPING YOUNG LAD album, “The New
Black”, is will be released July 17th 2006 and is already being
hailed as the group’s most ambitious and dynamic offering yet.
The group have been annihilating the masses on Ozzfest for the past
two weeks, and due to the sheer abrasiveness and intensity of their
live performances, they quickly became one of the most talked about,
must see acts of the fest.
In conjunction with Ozzfest, a new video for the track “Wrong
Side” was recently shot by renowned director David Brodsky (God
Forbid, The Red Chord). It can be streamed at the Century Media Records
Jed Simon (guitars) checks in:
“The new album is all yours, so be sure to get out there and show
your love for The Lad. We are rocking the Ozzfest tour, and while the
shows are great and the fan support is amazing, it’s kinda weird
adjusting to ‘morning metal’. There are a lot of great bands
on the tour. We are particularly fond of Lacuna Coil, The Red Chord,
Bleeding Through, A Life Once Lost and Full Blown Chaos. They have been
an absolute pleasure to watch! Yesterday we were in El Paso, Texas,
as part of a day off/travel day doing some shopping, some of the guys
went to a movie, eating...whatever, while our driver got some much-needed
sleep. It was 119 degrees out there yesterday or in Canada, 49 degrees
Celsius…that’s HOT!!! Holy crap Batman I have never been
in heat like that, although with humidity in the Southeast, and similar
regions, it’s more brutal sometimes and humidity is a killer.
Well, I guess that’s about it for now so get out there and pick
up “The New Black”. Hopefully we will see you all soon.”
First press results:
“Every song is a little symphony – infernal, triumphant,
diverse, monstrous and close to sheer perfection. One of the most intelligent
extreme bands at all!“ - HEAVY (D)
“This is a feel-good-record, filled to the brim with rage, heaviness,
aggressiveness. Instead of coldness there is heat, hatred is replaced
by humour, instead of metaphors Devin and his comrades grinningly revel
in clichés. Metal should be fun. This album is fun! You need
it!“ ROCK HARD (D)
With “The New Black” STRAPPING YOUNG LAD will leave their
definitive mark on the genre, leaving their contemporaries wondering
how they could ever possibly compete.
- LACUNA COIL pass 100.000 in USA!
Before embarking on this year’s Ozzfests LACUNA COIL has SoundScanned
over 100.000 units of “Karmacode” in the USA. Congratulations!
The Italian six-piece is currently playing the Ozzfests main-stage,
during the Ozzfest-free days the band is performing high-profile shows
with Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed, among others.
- MERCENARY: Unveil new album details; new song online!
Mark your calendars! Century Media Records is proud to announce August
22, 2006 as the release date for Danish metal band MERCENARY’s
new album The Hours That Remain. Following up the critically acclaimed
and much-celebrated 11 Dreams (2005), MERCENARY once gain present an
intense musical entity formed out of influences from death-prog masters
Opeth to prog-power archetypes Nevermore to modern Swedish thrash bands
Like its predecessor, The Hours That Remain was recorded and mixed by
Jacob Hansen (Communic, Hatesphere) and is visually refined by brilliant
artwork created by Travis Smith (Katatonia, Opeth).
The new album features guest vocals by Soilwork’s Björn “Speed”
Strid and Heaven Shall Burn’s Marcus Bischoff.
The Hours That Remain will be available in two different formats: Standard
jewel case CD and limited edition CD+DVD containing an exclusive bonus
DVD filled with 120 minutes “Making of” documentary and
Catch MERCENARY’s new hymn “Soul Decision” streamed
15.09.2006 Atlanta (GA) Earthlink United States
30.09.2006 Barlo JC Sjiwa Netherlands
- BLINDED COLONY update from studio, touring plans revealed!
Karlshamn Sweden’s BLINDED COLONY recently updated their WEBSITE
with the following Studio
Update and Studio
Video. BLINDED COLONY Guitarist Tobias Olsson reflects on the recording
process of the band’s forthcoming album Bedtime Prayers, as well
as on future touring plans,
“Our new album will be called Bedtime Prayers and will be released
on our new label Pivotal
Rockordings this fall! The release dates of the album will be October
13 (13.10.06) for everyone in Europe. Bedtime Prayers will be released
in North America and the rest of the world on October 17 (17.10.06).
So far we have recorded all the drums, guitars, and bass. Schuster is
still locked up with Johan B. in SoundPalace Studios working on the
vocals. We also will be mixing and mastering Bedtime Prayers shortly
after the vocal tracks are completed. There is a new studio video that
we have uploaded onto the MYSPACE and onto our OFFICIAL WEBSITE that
you view to see the craziness that is BLINDED COLONY in the studio!
Bedtime Prayers will contain 10 neck rippin' tracks and I'm sure that
fans of our Divine album as well as our demo tracks will be really content
with the new material! Some of the song titles we will be using for
Bedtime Prayers will include:
"Bedtime Prayer," "Heart," "Once Bitten, Twice
Shy," and new song, tentatively called "My Halo."
We've done a lot of gigs these days and we want to thank everyone who
has come out to support us! We played in Denmark at the Roskilde Festival
Warm up show with our new friends The Psyke Project and By Night, who
are from Sweden. We had a great time at the event, even though the sound
didn't go well for us at all, we send a special thanks to everyone who
stuck around! It was great to hear all the awesome feed back from everyone!
We will be back in Denmark in July and will be having our release party
in Gothenburg at the Belsepub with our good friends in Sonic Syndicate
on October 13! I am really excited for that gig and it should be fun
for all who come out! We know our label is planning a release party
in Chicago on the US release date, so everyone please be on the lookout
Also, we are currently planning out European tour with some friends
of ours and we look forward to seeing all our friends in the UK, Germany,
BeneLux and France sometime this fall/winter!”
BLINDED COLONY announced earlier this year that they signed to Florida
based record label Pivotal Rockordings http://label.pivotalalliance.com
for the release of Bedtime Prayers. BLINDED COLONY’s previous
full length record, DIVINE, was recorded by the band at their own SoundPalace
Studios in Karlshamn Sweden and released through Scarlet Records in
BLINDED COLONY once again plan to work with video producer Thomas Tjäder
on music videos for the songs, “Heart,” “Once Bitten,
Twice Shy,” and the track still tentatively named, “My Halo.”
A new name for the track “My Halo” and more details about
Bedtime Prayers will be made public by Pivotal Rockordings in the near
- RHINO AND DREAM THEATER SCORE WITH LIVE DISCS
Complete Audio and Video Recordings of the Grand Finale of the Band's
20th Anniversary World Tour Performed Live With an Orchestra
Includes the Two Previously Unreleased Tracks "Another Won"
and "Raise The Knife"
Three-CD and Double-DVD Sets
Available August 29 from Rhino Records
LOS ANGELES -- Dream Theater concluded its lengthy 20th Anniversary
World Tour earlier this year with a triumphant sold-out concert at New
York City's famed Radio City Music Hall. The emotional performance included
songs representing two decades of music from the acclaimed progressive
hard rock quintet and featured the band backed by a 30-piece orchestra
during the show's second set. Rhino Records captures every note from
that special evening with CD and DVD versions of SCORE: 20th ANNIVERSARY
WORLD TOUR LIVE WITH THE OCTAVARIUM ORCHESTRA. Both are available from
Rhino August 29 at all retail outlets and www.rhino.com for a suggested
retail price of $24.98 for the three-CD collection and $24.99 for the
double DVD. A digital version of the album will also be available for
download at all digital outlets.
The CD and DVD versions both feature the April 1, 2006 concert in its
entirety and contain nearly three hours of virtuoso metal from guitarist
John Petrucci; drummer Mike Portnoy; vocalist James LaBrie; bassist
John Myung and keyboardist Jordan Rudess. As the culmination of two
decades spent mostly on the road, Portnoy says the Radio City Music
Hall performance was a defining moment in the band's legendary 20-year
run that captures the group at the pinnacle of its prowess. "Never
before have I been moved onstage as much as I was that night,"
he recalls. "There were several points where I was literally brought
to tears by the power and emotion in the air."
A treat for the legion of longtime Dream Theater fans devoted to the
band's dynamic sound and marathon live shows, SCORE touches upon every
era of the band's career. Ranging from "Another Won," the
first song the band ever wrote when they formed in 1985 at the Berklee
College Of Music in Boston, spanning all the way through the band's
latest studio album, 2005's Octavarium.
The first disc includes "Afterlife" from Dream Theater's 1989
debut, When Dream And Day Unite, along with "Under A Glass Moon,"
from 1992's breakthrough album Images And Words, "Innocence Faded"
from 1994's Awake, "The Spirit Carries On" from 1999's Scenes
From A Memory, and the rare outtake "Raise The Knife," an
11-minute workout from 1997's Falling Into Infinity sessions.
The second and third discs of SCORE feature Dream Theater backed by
a 30-piece orchestra. Led by conductor and arranger Jamshied Sharifi,
the Octavarium Orchestra accompanied the band as they tackled one of
DT's most complex pieces of music, the 40-minute epic "Six Degrees
Of Inner Turbulence." The inimitable New York-based band ended
its anniversary concert with an intense, 30-minute version of "Octavarium"
before returning for an encore to thank their rabid supporters with
a performance of the fan favorite "Metropolis."
Directed by Portnoy, the DVD version of SCORE is fueled by Dream Theater's
inspired performance and highlights the concert's spectacular light
show. The DVD also features video backdrops that projected sly references
about the band's past throughout the evening. In addition to the complete
concert, the DVD contains several extras, including the animated sequence
played during the band's performance of "Octavarium," and
a one-hour documentary -- The Score So Far... -- covering the band's
career, unreleased footage, and interviews with current and previous
band members. As another bonus, the DVD includes three live performances
culled from Portnoy's archives: "Another Day," from a 1993
concert in Tokyo; a 2002 performance of "The Great Debate"
in Bucharest; and a 2005 performance of "Honor Thy Father"
A grassroots phenomenon for 20 years, Dream Theater continues to record
studio albums acclaimed for award-winning musicianship as well as artistic
vision. To meet the demands of a global fan base, the band also maintains
an active touring schedule that regularly includes sold-out performances
around the world. "The biggest reason we've been able to endure
is our devoted fan base," says Portnoy. "Our fans are a big
part of our story -- just as big as the members and the music."
SCORE: 20th ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR
LIVE WITH THE OCTAVARIUM ORCHESTRA
CD/DVD Track Listing
"The Root Of All Evil"
"I Walk Beside You"
"Under A Glass Moon"
"Raise The Knife"
"The Spirit Carries On"
"Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence"
"The Answer Lies Within"
DVD Bonus Material
1. 20th Anniversary Documentary "The Score So Far..."
2. Octavarium Animation
3. "Another Day" (Tokyo -- 1993)
4. "The Great Debate" (Bucharest, Romania -- 2002)
5. "Honor Thy Father" (Chicago -- 2005)
- MICHAEL KISKE AND PINK CREAM 69 MEMBERS CREATE PLACE VENDOME
Michael Kiske, the former Helloween frontman and vocalist extraordinaire,
has lent his astonishing voice to the debut from Place Vendome, a band
also comprised of members of Pink Cream 69 and Vanden Plas.
Originally intended as melodic rock record a la Journey and Foreigner,
the final product turned out to be more rocking than planned.
“The guitars are much heavier,” said Kiske. “It was
fun to do, but it came out more hard rock than Journey/Foreigner-like.
My own songwriting and producing is quite different.”
The songs were mainly written by bassist and producer Dennis Ward (Pink
Cream 69) then sent to Frontiers boss Serafino, who had conceived of
the project and invited Kiske to be part of it. Following that, mp3s
were forwarded to Kiske for his input.
“If I liked it too, it was in,” Kiske said. “I never
actually saw the other musicians myself. I did the vocals in my own
little studio. Only afterwards did I meet the guitar player here in
That guitarist is Uwe Reitenauer of Pink Cream 69, who along with bandmates
Ward and Kosta Zafiriou (drums), and Vanden Plas keyboardist Gunther
Werno complete the band.
“More than ever before, it’s necessary to get back to letting
the music do the talking,” Kiske said. “True music has become
an empty phrase and cheap promotion-trick, because today everything
is totally market controlled! Today the industry is designing plastic
music for their markets like it designs a hair shampoo, and that wipes
out all music with real identity. And that goes through ALL musical
styles these days. We must get rid of all shades, dogmas, boxes, clichés,
and laws for music completely! Freedom is only atmosphere where a true
song can be born.”
Place Vendome’s self-title debut is available in the USA on Frontiers/Locomotive
- ABORTED Speak About Forthcoming DVD And Album
Belgium’s ABORTED, whose last album The Archaic Abattoir was called
“an epic in its own right” (Outburn), have begun working
on a DVD and writing their next CD, tentatively titled Slaughter &
Apparatus: A Methodical Overture.
Founder and vocalist Sven De Caluwe had this to say, “Work is
proceeding well on the 'The Auricular Chronicles' DVD which is set to
be released by October through Listenable Records. Previews will be
posted online by the end of the summer on both websites & One O
One (www.oneOone.fr, who are doing an amazing job putting together the
footage so far!). Artwork for this release will be in the hands of SPINA
studios, who did the last Leng Tch'e record. As stated, the DVD will
contain an hour-long live show shot in Paris with 13 cameras, sound
remixed by Tue Madsen. The DVD features video clips, backstage shenanigans,
other live shows, interviews with all the band members and more.
“THE NEW ALBUM... We're right in the middle of the writing process,
and middle is the right word since we have half of the record written
so far and things are going pretty smoothly. The follow-up to The Archaic
Abattoir has been baptized Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture.
This slab of gore will be recorded at Tue Madsen’s Antfarm Studios
(Himsa, Kataklysm) & should see a worldwide release in spring 2007
on Century Media Records. Some song titles so far are: “The Chondrin
Enigma,” “Prolific Murder Contrivance,” “Archetype:
Malice and Scorn,” “Avenious,” “The Spaying
Séance” and more. So far the material is a mixture of the
last 2 records, adding a notch of brutality & diversity. Artwork
will again be handled by Killustrations (Severe Torture, Nightingales)
& should revolve around a concept to be revealed later. Besides
all these exciting things, we are most honored & pleased to announce
that the album will feature guest appearances by no less than Jeff Walker
(Carcass), Barney Greenway (Napalm Death) and some other surprises,
Last year ABORTED toured North America with Suffocation, Cryptopsy and
Despised Icon. Look for more album details when the band enters the
studio later this year.
Aborted Official 2006 Lineup
Sven de Caluwé: vocals
Sebastien Tuvi: guitars & vocals
Matty Dupont: guitars
Olivia Scemama: bass
Gilles Delecroix: drums
- BLACKMASS' new song is available for download
-The brazilian black metallers of Blackmass put a new song for download,
called "Bleeding Heaven's Angels", which will be part of their
next full length, to be released in 2007.
Even being a raw unmixed mp3, it will give the fans an idea of how the
next album will sound.
The song is available for streaming and download in MySpace: www.myspace.com/blackmass
Blackmass released their first full length, called Gloria Diaboli, worldwide
through the canadian label Sinister Sounds and in Brazil through Blasphemy
Productions. Recently the band was chosen as "Band of the Month"
by Panzer Division, an extreme metal show of Solarfall Radio (www.solarfall.com),
which will be playing Blackmass' songs every week untill the end of
the month, a great chance for black metal fans to listen their blasphemous
- IMMORTAL are back!
This is the Black Metal sensation of the year: the organisators of the
Wacken Open Air just announced IMMORTAL´S show for 2007. The trio
which disbanded in 2003 will return in the classic lineup Abbath / Horgh
/ Demonaz. The band had the following to say about these more than excellent
news: "IMMORTAL are proud to announce that we will headline Wacken
in 2007. This will be part of a few selected exclusive shows next year,
and Wacken will be the only show in Germany. Abbath, Horgh, Demonaz."
- BELPHEGOR joins the nuclear blast family!
Getting serious - BELPHEGOR sign with Nuclear Blast!
Death and damnation! With the Austrian Death Metallers BELPHEGOR, Nuclear
Blast signed one of the most extreme Metal bands of our time. Vocalist
/ guitarist Helmuth is more than happy:
"BELPHEGOR are proud to have found a new partner with Nuclear Blast
for our upcoming album. Over eleven months we`ve been working on "Pestapokalypse
VI". We continued to develop and refine the songs over and over
again. Never before have we spent so much time in the rehearsal room,
and never before have we put so much energy in our new material. Andy
Classen provided us with a massive wall of sound in the Stage One studios.
And - yeah - it`s cool to see that Nuclear Blast boast distribution
ways and potential we never got to experience in our past. "Pestapokalypse
VI" is our masterpiece so far! Hell awaits!!!"
The album will be released on October 27th, 2006.
Tracklist - PESTAPOKALYPSE VI:
I Belphegor - Hell´s Ambassador
II Seyn Todt In Schwartz
III Angel Of Retribution
IV Chants For The Devil 1533
V Pest Teufel Apokalypse
VI The Ancient Enemy
VII Bluhtsturm Erotika
VIII Sanctus Perversum
IX Das Pesthaus / Miasma Epilog
- AGATHODAIMON spanish/portuguese tour etc.
AGATHODAIMON are busy working on the new album which will be recorded
late this year; currently a new bass player is being trained. A tour
through Spain and Portugal is confirmed for November, and gigs in Romania
and England are in the making. The website www.agathodaimon.de
was shortly ago relaunched, and a new page on myspace is available as
Here are the current tour dates:
08-Sep-06 A Reinsberg Burgarena, Precursors… Festival
09-Sep-06 D Avalon Waidhofen/Thaya
06-Okt-06 D Lisberg Way Of Darkness Festival
10-Nov-06 POR Porto Porto Rio
11-Nov-06 POR Faro Ass. Musicos
12-Nov-06 POR Cacilhas Culto Club
14-Nov-06 SP Santiago de Compostela Sala Nasa
15-Nov-06 SP Santander Sala D'Manu
16-Nov-06 SP Tarragona Sala Zero
17-Nov-06 SP Murcia Sala Gamma
18-Nov-06 SP Madrid Ritmo & Compas
- Swedish melodic metal masters LION'S SHARE have uploaded another batch
of photos from last week's vocal recording sessions for their new album
This time the band went to a house in Falun, Sweden (to be able to work
closer to singer Patrik Johansson's home), and set up a mobile studio
there. Patrik (also in ASTRAL DOORS) sang on five new songs: "Toxication
Rave", "Ring of Stupidity", "Trafficking",
"Emotional Coma" and "Temple of Time". This means
the vocals now have been recorded for 12 out of the planned 14 songs
for the upcoming CD. The demo guitars, bass and drums will be replaced
with the actual album takes later this fall/winter. 11 tracks are expected
to appear on the CD, with three extra songs set aside to be used as
bonus tracks. If everything goes according to plan, the band hope to
have the album mixed and ready by January 2007 for a possible May/June
As previously reported, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick has already
recorded a guest solo for the song "The Edge of the Razor".
The new album will be the group's fifth, with the first four having
been released by Century Media and Massacre Records between 1995 and
2001. During this period, the band toured heavily with such acts as
DIO, MANOWAR, MOTÖRHEAD, SAXON, NEVERMORE, ICED EARTH, U.D.O. etc.
- SUBSONIC will once again team up with Vision 4 Video to shoot a video
for the track Fix, from the No Such Soul release. The band's recent
signing with U.K.-based Dragon Eye Promotions has renewed interest in
the album which is unreleased in the U.K. The video's concept and casting
are a joint effort between Ron Marks, Jason Meudt and Dragon Eye. Cameras
will begin rolling on July 31st in Chicago.
NULLA TENACI INVIA EST VIA
- Open Grave Records is pleased to announce the latest addition to the
Open Grave Records Family, FEAST ETERNAL .
Feast Eternal started out in the winter of 1992 with John Greenman (ex-Infested)
and T.J. Humlinski (ex-Infested). Late in October of 1993 the lineup
was completed by the addition of drummer, Matt Skrzypczak.
In early 2000 Feast Eternal released upon the world their debut album,
"Prisons of Flesh." "Prisons of Flesh" was met with
critical acclaim and produced a loyal fan base, even leading them to
receive attention from a major metal record label. However due to personal
reasons John left the band before Feast was able to proceed with future
endevours, putting the band on hold for a long period of time.
Fast forward to June 2006. The remaining members of Feast Eternal (T.J.
& Matt) make their presence known again within the scene and begin
writing material for a new Feast Eternal album. In a short time Open
Grave Records took interest in working with Feast Eternal and in mid-July
2006 the relationship was solitified.
In late 2006 the original, "Prisons of Flesh" album will be
reissued in it's original form and will include two new tracks as a
bonus to tie fans over for the full length return of Feast Eternal in
- WARRANT - BORN AGAIN
NEW RELEASE ON CLEOPATRA RECORDS – IN STORES NOW
HOLLYWOOD, CA (July 16, 2006) – Top selling 80’s metal legends,
WARRANT, are back with their new release BORN AGAIN [Cleopatra Records],
which was produced by famed producer Pat Regan (KISS, Deep Purple, Mr.
Big). This is WARRANT’s first new material since 1997 and they
are currently performing summer shows in support of the new CD. The
first single ‘Bourbon County Line’ is gaining airplay across
the states. “We wanted to make a record in the true Warrant fashion,”
states Erik Turner, founding member and guitarist. “I think we
accomplished that sound again. It sounds like what a Warrant record
should sound like.”
The band’s four founding members, Erik Turner (guitar), Jerry
Dixon (bass), Joey Allen (lead guitar) and Steven Sweet (drummer) are
together for the first time in over a decade. Joining the band is Jaime
St. James, formerly of Black N’ Blue produced by Gene Simmons
[KISS]. The reformation of these metal heroes has been overwhelmingly
positive giving the band inspiration to write new material for the fans.
WARRANT PERFOMANCE DATES:
Date - City, ST -Venue
Thu 10/12/06 Baltimore, MD Club Mate
Sat 10/14/06 Burgettstown, PA Pepsi Cola Roadhouse
Fri 10/27/06 Walker, MN Northern Lights Casino
Sat 10/28/06 Walker, MN Northern Lights Casino
Sun 12/31/06 Burnsville, MN Primetime
- SUFFOCATION COMPLETE WORK ON NEW ALBUM; UNVEIL ARTWORK
Legendary metal giants SUFFOCATION have recently completed work on their
forthcoming new album, Suffocation.
The self-titled new album was recorded at Full Force Studios in Long
Island, NY and will feature artwork from tattoo artist JonZig which
can be previewed here. Suffocation is set for a September 19th release
in North America (September 25th internationally.)
Updated SUFFOCATION news / tour information will be made available via
the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com
and the SUFFOCATION website: www.SUFFOCATION.us.
- SUMMON CONCERT SPARKS BRAWL BETWEEN BAND MEMBERS
Cult group remains intact, now actively seeking singer/guitarist
Following a devastatingly killer performance in front of a packed audience
at Detroit's Club 2500, members of Michigan's Satanic Beer Metal Cult
SUMMON certainly lived up to their intense reputation as a fistfight
broke out between founder and bassist Necromodeus and frontman Xaphan.
The bloody brawl which ensued left Xaphan permanently scarred and the
popular underground outfit in search of a new singer/guitarist.
Contrary to rumors stemming from a post on Xaphan's official MySpace
page, SUMMON has not disbanded and are actively seeking a replacement
for the former frontman.
In an official statement, band leader Necromodeus stated, "We're
not going to quit because he did again. We're looking for a replacement
Most recently, the popular underground group issued "Fallen via
Austria's NAPALM RECORDS. Featuring appropriately wicked cover art from
legendary artist JOE PETAGNO (MOTORHEAD, RITUAL CARNAGE) and being
the first extreme metal album to be recorded in Dolby 5.1 sound, the
record scored big with critics and fans alike, garnering rave reviews
in the press and attracting a rabid audience to European concerts in
support of GOD DETHRONED and US appearances alike.
Currently, the group is preparing material for their next album and
looking toward touring in October with Century Media recording artists
- ASUNDER Complete Work On New Album
Bay Area doom metal masters ASUNDER have completed work on their highly
anticipated full-length album. Entitled Works Will Come Undone, the
new album will showcase why Asunder are one of the most important doom
metal bands in the scene today. Dwelling within the realms of avant-garde
experimental death/funeral doom, Works Will Come Undone was produced
by legendary helmsman Billy Anderson and presents an epic and mournful
sonic landscape of somber layered sounds where lush crawling melodies
are weaved amongst ritualistic chants and monolithic rhythms of despair
and triumph. Works Will Come Undone also features the cello expertise
of AMBER ASYLUM'S Jackie Gratz, and features the artwork of respected
artist David D'Andrea (www.sonofenoch.com).
To be presented in a specially cased pocket-slip digipack, Works Will
Come Undone shall penetrate the cracks of light early-to-mid October.
Comprised of two track s, clocking in at a mammoth length of 50 minutes,
tracklisting for Works Will Come Undone goes as follows:
Rite Of Finality
For more info, please visit www.profoundlorerecords.com
- LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC PRESENTS ‘GIRLS GOT RHYTHM’
13-track compilation of all-female tribute bands to be released Aug.
On the heels of its third anniversary, Liquor and Poker Music –
the “rock” arm of the Century Family, which over the course
of its first 36 months released albums by international superstars The
Hellacopters, Backyard Babies and Hanoi Rocks, as well as domestic upstarts
such as Fireball Ministry and Nebula – commemorates the occasion
with a celebration of its two favorite subjects: women and rock n’
Specifically, the label has assembled its first compilation, a collection
of female tribute bands paying homage to some of classic rock and metal’s
biggest names. In stores Aug. 22, the 13-track Girls Got Rhythm –
featuring cover art by Alan Forbes (AFI, Queens of the Stone Age, Black
Crowes), the artist who designed the Liquor and Poker logo above –
features such well-known groups as The Iron Maidens, Cheap Chick and
Mistress of Reality, as well as three acts celebrating AC/DC.
The complete track listing is as follows:
1. Thundherstruck – Thunderstruck (AC/DC)
2. The Iron Maidens – Run To The Hills (Iron Maiden)
3. Mistress of Reality – Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath)
4. Cheap Chick – Surrender (Cheap Trick)
5. Black Diamond – Love Gun (Kiss)
6. Ms. Fits – Last Caress (The Misfits)
7. Hell's Belles – Back In Black (AC/DC)
8. The Little Dolls – I Don't Know (Ozzy Osbourne)
9. Zepparella – The Lemon Song (Led Zeppelin)
10. Kissexy – Lick It Up (Kiss)
11. Whole Lotta Rosies – Dog Eat Dog (AC/DC)
12. Ramonas – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (The Ramones)
13. Foxey Lady – Foxey Lady (Jimi Hendrix)
Plans for a series of record release parties are currently underway,
and a Girls Got Rhythm tour is also in the works.
Launched in 2003, Liquor and Poker Music is the “rock” imprint
of the Century Family’s flagship label, Century Media Records.
Having recently signed Fu Manchu, and with a catalog of two dozen acclaimed
releases, the label – part Cold Gin and part Ace of Spades –
is actively seeking to develop the next generation of rock stars.
- Paul Nelson and Halifax Billboard News
Halifax's new album featuring guitarist Paul Nelson, The Inevitability
of a Strange World, nabbed the #1 spot on Billboard's Heatseeker and
debuted at #130 on the Top 200 this week.
to see and hear more
- INTO ETERNITY: New Album Title Revealed
Regina, Saskatchewan-based progressive metallers INTO ETERNITY have
set "The Scattering of Ashes" as the title of their new album,
due this fall via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Buried
in Oblivion" was recorded at Touchwood Studios in Regina and was
mixed by Andy Sneap (NEVERMORE, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY).
Regarding the direction of the new material, guitarist/vocalist Tim
Roth had previously stated, "So far, I think it is a mix between
'Dead Or Dreaming' and 'Buried In Oblivion'. For this album we kept
some things a bit more stripped down. Now we won't have five vocal harmonies
going at once. The band decided that we want to sound more like we do
live, so we stuck to two-part vocal harmonies. It still sounds killer
though and I'm sure people will dig the new melodies. Stu [Block] did
a great job singing on this album. He has five different voices that
he can change back and forth from. Wait to you hear some of the notes
INTO ETERNITY's new CD will mark the group's first release with Block,
who was previously a member of Vancouver's OMEGA CROM. The band's third
album, "Buried in Oblivion", was released in February 2004
through Century Media Records.
- DOWNLORD’S GRIND TRIALS EP, ADDITIONAL DETAILS REVEALED
OPEN GRAVE RECORDS has released more details in regards to the limited
edition DOWNLORD, “Grind Trials” EP to be released on August
15th, 2006. In addition to the previously announced limited edition
release of 666 copies, each copy will be individually number with the
first 100 pre-ordered copies being signed by each member of DOWNLORD.
Additionally numbers 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 & 666 will be signed.
DOWNLORD consists of Dave Ingram (ex-BENEDICTION, BOLT THROWER) on vocals,
Donovan Spenceley (ex-SACRIFICIAL, EXCESSIVE PAYBACK) on guitar, Rene
Falther (ex-EXCESSIVE PAYBACK, INIQUITY) on guitar, Thomas Fagerlind
(ex-INIQUITY, DAEMON) on bass, and are utilizing the talents of original
drummer Rasmus Schmidt, who recently stepped in to play with the band
during their first live shows in Denmark and Sweden, supporting BOLT
The EP track listing is as follows:
01. Loathe. Scorn. Detest.
02. Groin of God +++ Amen & Out +++
03. Hate Brace
04. Full Scale Hatred (previously unreleased)
05. Old World Chaos
06. Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead (previously unreleased)
07. Nailing You In
The “Grind Trials” EP is only available via the OPEN GRAVE
RECORDS website (http://www.opengraverecords.com).
DOWNLORD are continuing to work hard on their debut album tentatively
titled "Random Dictionary of the Damned", due out late 2006
on OPEN GRAVE RECORDS.