Aviator Shades ready too launch!

May 28th, 2017
by J P

AVIATOR SHADES are back with the debut video release “BURN IT DOWN” from

their forthcoming album “This Is What We Do” due out in 2017. “This Is What We

Do” is the follow-up album to AVIATOR SHADES 2014 album “Ready to Blow”.

For those unaware, AVIATOR SHADES are a 4-piece melodic hard rock band from

Vancouver, Canada. Formed in 2012 by Irish-born Dave Gorman (Lead Vocals/Bass)

and completed in 2013 with Shaun Michael Thackeray (Lead Guitar/Vocals), George

Baker (Lead Guitar/Vocals) and Spencer Tomlinson (Drums).

AVIATOR SHADES have developed their sound and groove while blending influences

ranging from THIN LIZZY, DEEP PURPLE, WHITESNAKE and THE EAGLES.

AVIATOR SHADES music drips in feel and conviction along with great melodies and

strong hooks.

AVIATOR SHADES have had the pleasure of supporting APRIL WINE, HALESTORM,

DANKO JONES, THE LAZYS, MONSTER TRUCK, Y&T and more.

AVIATOR SHADES are ready to break it nationally and beyond in 2017 starting with

the release of the single “BURN IT DOWN” produced by the legendary Mike Fraser

(AC/DC – Aerosmith) and Danny Craig (One Bad Son – Default).

“The Burn it Down Western Canadian Tour” begins May.4 in Kamloops, BC and

ends in White Rock, BC May.20. A more complete tour is in the works for later 2017.

Check out the video now for “BURN IT DOWN”

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Interview with the organizers of the upcoming Metal conference Boundaries and Ties.

May 28th, 2017
by J P

Interview with the organizers of the Metal conference ‘Boundaries and Ties’

by JP

In conjunction with the International Society of Metal Music Studies (ISMMS), and The University of Victoria (BC, Canada) the UVIC Metal Studies Department is hosting a Heavy Metal Conference from June 9-11, 2017 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

I interviewed the three main organizers behind this cool event for academics and fans alike.   Featuring keynote speakers, guests lecturers and authors from around the world, a film screening, panel sessions and a concert will all ensure this event will be a landmark occasion.

Shamma Boyarin  (University of Victoria)

Anna Chilewska (University of Alberta)

Gabby Riches (University of Alberta)

For more information or to register go to.  http://hcmc.uvic.ca/boundariesandties/

How did you first become involved in Metal academics?

Gabby Riches: I kind of dipped my toes in metal academics when I did an undergraduate research project on the comparative experiences of female metal fans in Edmonton and Europe. This project exposed me to a range of academic literature and research on heavy metal. My critical curiosity about metal music practices and popular culture led me to do my Masters (2009) on moshpit culture in the Edmonton metal scene. But it wasn’t until I began my PhD (2012), which explored women’s participation in moshpit practices within the UK, at Leeds Beckett University that I became actively involved in what is known as the field of Metal Music Studies. My involvements in Metal Music Studies has ranged from attending and presenting at national and international metal music conferences, co-editing books and special issues for journals with other metal academics to publishing book reviews and pieces of my research in the journal of Metal Music Studies. I am also one of the journal’s editorial advisory board members.

Anna Chilewska: I have been a fan of metal music for a long time and started thinking how I could include this interest into my academic life. The disciplines that I teach – Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and English literature – have very little to do with metal music, but metal music has a lot to do with those disciplines (think of how many bands have been influenced by John Milton’s 1667 masterpiece Paradise Lost). This desire of incorporating metal music into my teaching has resulted in my looking at how metal music is seen through an academic lens. And thus I started researching academic articles about metal music, its history and its social and cultural significance. I ended up organizing several metal music-related workshops, proposed a course called “Rhetoric of Metal Music” to my department, and began attending metal music conferences.

Shamma Boyarin: I was already teaching courses on religion and popular culture as part of my work teaching in Religious Studies, when I happened to watch the documentary “Global Metal” one day when I was channel surfing on TV. I was not a metal fan back then, but I was interested in metal and had lots of friends who were metal heads, which is why I stopped to watch it. When I saw the segments about metal in India, Japan, Israel and the Arab world, I realized that there is an interesting angle to look at how metal’s complicated relationship with religion plays out in places where Christianity is not the dominant religion. I started talking about this with people at UVic, and encountered some scholars who were interested and knew more about metal studies. From there it just kind of rolled. I organized a one day symposium about metal and religion, started going to local metal shows, met more scholars and students who were metal heads and just really fell in love both with metal and with metal studies. You can say that for me metal and metal studies kind of go together.

Where do you currently lecture?

Gabby Riches: For the most part I am an Independent Scholar and Researcher but I am also a sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation.

Anna Chilewska: I teach at the University of Alberta, in the department of Interdisciplinary Studies, and at Grant MacEwan University, in the department of English.

Shame Boyarin: I teach at the University of Victoria.

 

How did you become involved in the ISMMS?  

Gabby Riches: It was my PhD supervisor Karl Spracklen who made me aware of ISMMS (International Society for Metal Music Studies) and encouraged me to get involved with the society. Most active metal academics are members of ISMMS. ISMMS has a Facebook Page and a mailing list which is a terrific platform for metal fans and academics to remain engaged by sharing links and posting information about metal conferences, workshops, seminars, and publications.

Anna Chilewska: I am not directly involved in the ISMMS. I read its publications, follow their website to find out about up-coming conferences, and have been getting to know some of its scholars.

Shamma Boyarin: As I became more interested in studying metal I became aware that there were people who published articles in metal studies, and organized conferences etc. I have taught a metal themed course at UVic twice- so I had to find readings for the course and so on- so I found more and more metal studies related materials, as part of that I found the ISMMS bibliography- a resource cataloging publications in the area of metal studies. Then through social media and other means I made contact with scholars involved in ISMMS and things went from there.

 

Have you been to any other Metal conferences?

Gabby Riches: Yes I have and they have all been amazing! My first metal conference was in 2011 at the University of Wolverhampton, UK where I had the chance to go to the ‘home of metal’ in Birmingham. Since then I’ve presented at other metal conferences in Ohio, Finland, and the UK. Being a metal academic can take you places!

Anna Chilewska: Yes, I have attended several in Europe, two in Canada, and one in the USA, and I have also presented at a few.

Shamma Boyarin: Yes, in addition to the symposium on metal and religion I organized here at UVic, which was called “South of Heaven” (in 2013), I helped students at UVic organize one here called “Tribe and Rite” (which took place in 2014), also I attended a conference called Legion of Steel, which was organized by Sara Sutler-Cohen in Berkeley in 2015.

Tell us a bit how you came to be involved with B&T?

Gabby Riches: I was contacted by my doctoral supervisor Karl Spracklen, an established scholar within metal music studies and editor of the Metal Music Studies journal, who recommended that I get in touch with Shamma Boyarin so I could be part of the organizing committee. I thought that this was a fantastic opportunity for me as a Canadian metal music scholar, who has had previous experience in planning and presenting at metal conferences in the UK, to be involved in planning the first Canadian ISMMS conference.

Anna Chilewska: I came to be involved through Shamma Boyarin, whom I met at a conference called Legion of Steel, which was organized by Sara Sutler-Cohen in Berkeley, CA, in 2015. He was looking for co-organizers, and I had jumped at the opportunity as I have always wanted to organize a Metal Music conference.

Shamma Boyarin: Last summer me and some students started to organize another conference- which we were calling Tribe and Rite II (or something)- but one of the students- Casey Lazar noticed that the ISMMS was looking for a host institution so hold their biannual conference. We quickly decided to apply to be the hosts of it, and after they agreed we took things from there.

 

What were a couple of the highlights (or challenges) of helping organizing B&T?

Gabby Riches: Planning and putting on this conference with Shamma and Anna has been a wonderful experience and I have gained a lot of knowledge and experience throughout the process because this is the largest conference I have helped organize. One of the main advantages of the conference is that it is the first ISMMS conference to be held in Canada which provides us with the opportunity to highlight metal music research within a Canadian context. I am very pleased with the variety of presentation topics and the global reach of metal music scholarship as many of the presenters are from the United Kingdom, Europe, South America and the United States. One of the main challenges for us in planning the Boundaries and Ties conference was obtaining sufficient funding and financial support. Some of our grant applications were not successful and I think this reflects how heavy metal scholarship tends to be passed off as ‘not impactful research’ and therefore marginalized, for the most part, within the social sciences and humanities.

 

Anna Chilewska: The highlight of organizing this conference has been in the process: working with Gabby and Shamma, creating Call For Papers, discussing how everything should be organized, and deciding on keynote speakers. I think the three of us have been working well together, even though we don’t really know each other all that well. Our passion for metal music is what makes this process very enjoyable.

The biggest challenge has been applying and securing funding. There are not a lot of funding opportunities for such conferences because Metal Studies is sometimes seen as not an important academic field.

Shamma Boyarin: First I can’t say enough about how it’s been to collaborate with Anna and Gabby. We don’t really know each other. I have not met Gabby ever in person, and only met Anna once at Legion of Steel; further we are doing things long distance over Facebook and email and still we work really well together. Also I love working with students, which is part of why I ended up being more involved in organizing metal studies events here at UVic. At UVic there is an active community of students who are into metal, and they are so supportive of metal studies.

The biggest challenge is funding, although we have been able to find funding for most of what we planned for this conference, it was not easy. Further we applied for a grant to help scholars with little or no means to attend the conference, and we did not receive it, which meant we could do very little for such scholars.

 

What are you most looking forward to at B&T?

Gabby Riches: The conference presentations, panels and keynote speakers are very diverse and the presenters are speaking about metal from a range of perspectives and experiences so I’m very eager to listen to and engage in the discussions that will emerge throughout the duration of the conference. I am also looking forward to meeting up with fellow metal academics who I only get to see at these annual metal conferences. On a more personal note, I’ve never been to Victoria before so I’m excited to explore that part of Vancouver Island.

Anna Chilewska: To be honest, I am really looking forward to meeting our keynote speakers, Keith Kahn-Harris, whose books I have been reading for a while now, and to Brittney Slayes, whose music I have always enjoyed. I am also looking forward to presentations, especially one in particular about female metalheads in Turkey, and, of course, to learning more about different aspects of metal music.

Shamma Boyarin: I think we have gathered interesting scholars from all over the world who will be presenting on a range of interesting topics, and reflecting the potential for metal studies that I sensed when I watched Global Metal and thought to myself “wow this is an intellectually stimulating area”. Also the social aspect: metal studies is still a new area, and it is great to meet scholars from around the world who are passionate about it.

Last but not least, one of the things that I have come to love as I became more and more involved in metal studies is the music. So I’m looking forward to the Unleash the Archers concert that takes place on the Friday of the first day of the conference. I think it will start of things with a great energy.

 

Why should a non-academic Metal fan consider attending a great event like this?

Gabby Riches: Most metal academics, such as myself, are metal fans to begin with so their research on different metal music scenes will, to some degree, resonate with the everyday experiences of metal fans. The conference can also be a wonderful opportunity for metal fans to further enhance our understandings of what it means to be a metal fan, especially within Canadian metal scenes, by sharing their own experiences. Attending the conference could offer critical insights into aspects of heavy metal culture, its practices and forms of metal identity that metal fans may not have considered before. Metal fans might also be surprised to find out how expansive the experience of being part of heavy metal culture and identifying as a metal fan can truly be. Participating in the conference gives metal fans the opportunity to interact with each other, and metal academics that goes beyond the concert setting. And lastly, non-academic metal fans should attend this conference because it can offer them a more nuanced perspective about their favourite genre of music that they would not otherwise be exposed to. By having more metal fans in attendance at this conference helps to bridge the divide between ‘fans’ and ‘academics’.

Anna Chilewska: I believe that too often academic conferences get this reputation of being dry and boring. This might be true of some; however, metal music conferences are fun, have lots of energy, and are rarely self-censored. What I mean by this is that we are not afraid of talking about what and how we really feel about or love for and interest in metal music. Our academic metal music community and non-judgmental and inclusive. We welcome everyone and are interested in what other people have to say. In addition, metal music conferences are a great place to meet metal music fans – not just scholars. They are a great place to learn about new bands, new directions in metal music, and to create personal networks. I have met many people at such conferences, which whom I have become friends.

Shamma Boyarin: I’ve learned that most metal fans – even non-academic ones – love to talk and argue about metal, whether it’s about ranking Metallica albums from best to worse, or is “Cascadian Black Metal” a real genre, or a million other topics. In some ways metal studies is taking that impulse and directing it a bit by suing the training we as academics receive to make those arguments and provide backing to them. So I think metal fans will find something they recognize in a conference like this.

Second, and I am not a good example of this, the scholars who end up being involved in metal studies were metal fans long before they were scholars (again I’m the exception), so they still come at it from that place; even when they might be critiquing aspects of metal culture, it is out of love for the culture as a whole. Also, because metal studies is not rooted in one specific scholarly discipline, we find ways to communicate with each other without using too much specialized terminology, while maintaining a high level of scholarship. This means that non-academics won’t feel excluded.

 

http://hcmc.uvic.ca/boundariesandties/

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EDGUY – New Lyric Video + Track Listing + Pre-Order Start!

May 26th, 2017
by EvilG
Edguy - Monuments

Edguy – Monuments

In February 1992, a bunch of German kids set out from the middle of nowhere and founded a band that would conquer the hearts of a whole new generation of fans around the globe!

Today, 25 years later, founding members Tobias Sammet (AVANTASIA) and the two guitarists Jens Ludwig and Dirk Sauer, as well as Tobias “Eggi” Exxel (bass) and Felix Bohnke (drums), who joined the band 20 years ago, can look back at their hugely successful career to shows in more than 40 countries, countless tours in Asia, Australia and America, ten studio albums and top 10 chart entries from all over the world.

To celebrate such an exceptional career with their fans, EDGUY will get back on the road. And while the live program will only contain the best material of their entire career, the new release will not be just a ‘Greatest Hits’ album one would expect to accompany such a tour: The 2-CD/DVD-package Monuments (release: July 14th) will include brand new material, their best tracks of the last 25 years, and old rarities that have never been published before! In addition, the DVD includes an entire show from their Hellfire Club tour in 2004 as well as the complete collection of their video clips. The limited edition will include an extensive coffee-table book containing material from throughout the entire history of EDGUY!

Today, the band reveals the first single as well as the lyric video for the brand new song “Ravenblack”. Watch it here:

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RAVAGE UNLEASH “RETURN OF THE SPECTRAL RIDER” – NEW RECORDING AVAILABLE NOW

May 26th, 2017
by EvilG
Ravage - "Return Of The Spectral Rider"

Ravage – “Return Of The Spectral Rider”

Ravage, the heavy metal band from Boston, MA USA today released the band’s new full-length recording “Return Of The Spectral Rider”. The album is available on CD, limited edition vinyl, and digital download format. The release is a complete re-recording of the band’s “Spectral Rider” album which was given a limited release in Europe through Germany’s Karthago Records in 2005. The new version features a crisp new production quality, a new track-listing, guest appearances and all-new artwork by TIM JACOBUS (known for painting the covers of the R.L. STINE’S GOOSEBUMPS and FEAR STREET series of horror novels).

Singer Al Ravage explained the band’s decision to re-record their debut full-length. “Ever since the original version of ‘Spectral Rider’ was released, we hoped to revisit it. There were numerous issues with the production and we didn’t have access to the original tracks so there was no possibility of a remix. The track listing got screwed up before production… the artwork was not well-received… it didn’t receive a lot of promotion… there were just a lot of problems with that release. But at the same time, it featured some of our favorite songs we’ve written and we’ve continued to feature a lot of them in our live set. We felt that adequate time had passed because the original version has been out of print for years and it was actually recorded fourteen years ago. So with our new studio we finally had the opportunity to record the songs properly. We had a blast revisiting this material and it’s great to be able to present these songs to a new generation of heavy metal fans.”

Ravage’s last album “The End Of Tomorrow” was released by Metal Blade Records in 2009. “Return Of The Spectral Rider” will be the first full-length to appear on the band’s new imprint Society For World Wide Ravage Recordings and will be distributed by CDBaby.com

Promotion for the band will be provided by PR firm Online Metal Promo

A lyric video for the song “Turn The Screw” is available on Youtube at this location

CONTACT – www.RavageTheEarth.com

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Interview with Matt Medeiros, Guitarist and Vocalist of Ruinous

May 26th, 2017
by Infamous Butcher

Interview with Matt Medeiros,
Guitarist and Vocalist of Ruinous

May 24, 2017

Interview by InfamousButcher

Something brutal this way comes! Hailing from New Jersey, Ruinous is a new death metal band with an old school death / doom sound. Think elements of Incantation mixed with some Demilich and old Carcass and you get the idea! Last year the released their crushing debut album GRAVES OF CEASELESS DEATH on Dark Descent Records and tonight the band is playing their first gig at the Maryland Deathfest Pre-Party in Baltimore. I was able to contact guitarist/ vocalist Matt Medeiros via email and ask him some questions about the band and the album.

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Vader – Decapitated + supports : Nosturi Helsinki Finland

May 26th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

The 16th of May 2017

Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland 

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY ANNOUNCE STUDIO TEASERS ‘THE CONSPIRACY DIARIES’!

May 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

The Cavalera brothers are back! Max and Iggor Cavalera, who created some of the most influential metal records in music history with SEPULTURA and inspiring the heavy and extreme music scene over decades, are currently hard at work in the studio in Phoenix, Arizona, to record the fourth album of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY!

Set to be released in the Fall of 2017 on Napalm Records, Max and Iggor have now left a message to their fans and the worldwide metal community with a first teaser and greetings from the studio.

Produced by longtime friend Arthur Rizk, the recordings of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY’s upcoming album will be documented by Horns Up Rocks, titled ‘The Conspiracy Diaries’. These exciting studio episodes will be released over the next months and will share an in-depth view behind the scene’s of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY’s work in the studio.

The brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera formed the legendarily trailblazing heavy metal band SEPULTURA as teenagers together in 1984. Across six studio albums the Brazilian punishers perfected the art of darkness and extreme music with thrash classics such as Beneath the Remains Ariseand Chaos AD, while exploring the underbelly of third world political issues and broadening the genre’s horizons with an exploration of indigenous culture, culminating with the landmark Roots album in 1996. A decade after Max left SEPULTURA and meanwhile released seven successfull records with SOULFLY, the two brothers got back together in 2006 to form CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: A bold testament to the talent and power these two possess together. An invigorating mixture of speed and aggression, finest thrash power and the fiercest riffage.

Get ready for one of the most heaviest and hotly anticipated metal records of 2017, as the CAVALERA CONSPIRACY will strike back this Fall!

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY are:
Max Cavalera – Vocals, Guitar
Iggor Cavalera – Drums, Percussion
Marc Rizzo – Lead Guitar
Johny Chow – Bass

For More Info Visit:
www.cavaleraconspiracy.net
www.facebook.com/cavaleraconspiracy
www.napalmrecords.com
www.facebook.com/napalmrecords

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KRYPTONITE Release A Taste Of Album Via EPK

May 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce an amazing new melodic rock combo from Sweden: KRYPTONITE

For your first taste of music and to hear more about the band from the guys themselves, head on over to their freshly launched Facebook page and watch the behind-the-scenes video they’ve shared there: fb.me/KryptoniteSweden

Sometimes musicians are put together who only know each other from afar via their respective recordings, but something clicks and triggers a magical moment. That’s exactly what happened when Jakob Samuel from The Poodles met up with producer Alessandro Del Vecchio on the heels of a concept created by Frontiers President Serafino Perugino. Together, they set off to work on a new band that could offer lyrical concepts that are deep and intelligent with music that operates within the genres they excel in. And most importantly, has a great energy and impact.

Together with executive producer Serafino Perugino, they handpicked each musician to be part of their vision for a strong lineup of young and hungry Swedish musicians that would be ready to go out there and kick some ass. Pontus Egberg, formerly of The Poodles and now the bass player for King Diamond and Treat, was the first one to enter the picture, followed shortly thereafter by Robban Back of Mustasch (and ex-Eclipse). The choice of guitar player fell to the young and immensely gifted Mike Palace. Mike showed his huge talents as a writer and performer on his band Palace’s debut album and on several songs he has already written for the label.

The recording and writing sessions flowed freely and the songs came naturally. This band will truly set a standard for what fans perceive as melodic hard rock in today’s climate. It is classic, but modern at the same time, groovy and cool.

You will love what Jakob, Michael, Pontus, and Robban have cooked up for you as Kryptonite – Sweden! Stay tuned for upcoming announcements concerning the release date and the forthcoming first video/single!

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ALL 41 Release Music Video For “After The Rain”

May 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

ALL 41 are pleased to debut their first song and video from “The World’s Best Hope”. Watch the video for “After The Rain” HERE.

Order the album here http://radi.al/All41 or at the links below:

Amazon: http://radi.al/All41Amazon
iTunes: http://radi.al/All41iTunes
Google Play: http://radi.al/All41GooglePlay

Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of “After The Rain”.

ALL 41 is not just another project born of Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino’s imaginative A&R mind, but is a project very close to the hearts of each musician involved. With none other than the amazing Terry Brock on lead vocals (Giant, Strangeways), Robert Berry (Three, Alliance) on bass and lead vocals, Gary Pihl (Boston, Sammy Hagar, Alliance) on guitar, and Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr Big) on drums, All 41 is a project born of passion and fire. Their debut album, “World’s Best Hope” will be released July 7, 2017. You can see a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album here: https://youtu.be/CTZfOxFGA1Y

Musically, these guys gel incredibly well and have come up with a superb debut album, which mixes Mr Big’s most melodic moments together with the more keyboard-laden years of Van Halen along with obvious nods to Strangeways and Alliance. The duel lead vocals are an amazing plus for this absolutely beautiful record, not to mention the excellent production, which highlights the unforgettable melodies. An AOR highlight of the year!

Track Listing:
1. After The Rain
2. Cyanide
3. Down Life’s Page
4. Mother Don’t Cry
5. Show Me The Way
6. Walk Alone
7. Don’t Surrender (To Love)
8. Hero In Your Life
9. Never Back Down Again
10. Who Knows
11. The World’s Best Hope

For More Info Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/All41band/

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Graham Bonnet Band “Jet To Jet” Live (Official) Released

May 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

On July 7, 2017, Frontiers Music srl release “Live….Here Comes The Night” by Graham Bonnet Band on CD/DVD and Blu-Ray.

Filmed at 2016’s Frontiers Rock Festival, here is your first taste of what’s in store: “Jet To Jet”

Check it out and let us know what you think!

Pre-orders for “Live…Here Comes The Night” on CD/DVD, Blu-Ray or MP3 are available now: http://radi.al/LiveHereComesTheNight

• Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop
• Amazon: http://radi.al/LiveHereComesAmazon
• iTunes: http://radi.al/LiveHereComesiTunes
• Google Play: http://radi.al/LiveHereComesGooglePl

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Children Of Bodom with support on 20 Years Down and Dirty European Tour 2017 at Kulturbolaget Malmo, Sweden

May 25th, 2017
by Anders Sandvall

Children Of Bodom
20 Years Down and Dirty European Tour 2017

Forever Still – special guest
ONI – support act

Kulturbolaget, Malmo, Sweden
2/4 – 2017

Live review and pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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SABATON with LEAVE’S EYES + BATTLE BEAST

May 25th, 2017
by Kyle Moore (The Metal Magnus)

Words and pictures by Kyle Moore, the Metal Magnus

The Gothic Theater – Denver, CO

May 14th, 2017

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Mist confirmed for Bloodstock Open Air

May 24th, 2017
by EvilG
Mist

Mist

Slovenian doomsters Mist have just been confirmed for Bloodstock Open Air, the UK’s biggest independent metal festival! They joint previously announced artists like Ghost, Megadeth, Testament, Obituary, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Blind Guardian, Amon Amarth and many more.

The band also stated: »We are thrilled to have been given this opportunity! Our first album is coming out this year and we’ve decided to perform one of the unreleased songs for the first time at BOA. This will be our second time in the UK and we’ll make sure it’s a blast.«

 

Mist is a doom metal band from Ljubljana, Slovenia, formed in July 2012, originally as an all-female band. They build their music on the legacy of legendary bands like Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Candlemass, Coven and others.

The band released their first demo recordings in November 2013 which have been re-issued on CD three times due to great interest. It has also received many promising reviews and radio airplays from all over the globe.

In 2014 they signed to Dutch label Soulseller Records and released their first EP »Inan’« the following year. They are recording their first full-length album this summer, the title is soon to be announced.

They have already performed with several artists, such as Saint Vitus, Jex Thoth, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Orange Goblin, Manilla Road, Helstar, Vicious Rumors, Officium Triste, Seremonia etc., and in September 2015 they also did their first UK tour.

Line-up:
Nina Spruk – lead vocals
Ema Babošek – rhythm guitar & backing vocals
Blaž Tanšek – lead guitar
Neža Pečan – bass
Mihaela Žitko – drums

https://www.facebook.com/mist.doom
http://mistdoom.bandcamp.com/
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Bill Kelliher of Mastodon – Emperor of Sand has Little Bit of Each Record in it!

May 24th, 2017
by Metal Rules

Interview by Robert Cavuoto

Mastodon

Mastodon

Mastodon has just released their eighth full-length album entitled, Emperor of Sand. The CD is framed around the tragic turn of events that transpired when Brann Dailor and Bill Kelliher’s family members were diagnosed with cancer. The two talked everyday about their loved ones getting sick, dying, and how much time they have on this planet. Together they went into the studio to lay down some of the bands most adventurous and epic tracks to date, a cathartic release given to the fans. Mastodon is Troy Sanders on bass/vocals, Brent Hinds on guitar/vocals, Bill Kelliher on guitar Brann Dailor on drums/vocals.

I had the pleasure of speaking with guitarist Bill Kelliher to discuss the making of this CD and the band’s skyrocketing career.

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Brutal Assault : You want to see the brutal assault from the other side of the stage?

May 24th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

You want to see the brutal assault from the other side of the stage?

Is in full swing for registration volunteer brigade on the ba 2017. If you are among those who want to meet festival also from “the other side”, fill out and leave the form here: http://goo.gl/forms/zV2iEzAd5r
As is traditional in offering a whole range of interesting posts and especially the benefits in the form of accommodation in backstage food festival, secured and the opportunity to actively participate in the running of your favourite festival.

We will send more information based on dispatched forms.

We are looking forward to cooperation,

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