TERROR UNIVERSAL Updates “Make Them Bleed” Release Date, Announces Tony Campos and John Moyer as Album Guests

October 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
New Album, Make Them Bleed, out via Minus Head Records on NEW RELEASE DATE: January 19, 2018
 
Pre-Order via TERROR UNIVERSAL’s PledgeMusic Campaign Here – Options Include Blood-Splatter Vinyl, a Signed Guitar/Drumhead/Drum Sticks, Limited Edition Posters, One-On-One Lessons and More!

 


 
Masked horror metal frontrunners TERROR UNIVERSAL – featuring current and former members of Ill Nino, Soulfly, Upon A Burning Body and Machine Head – recently announced their signing with Minus Head Records, as well as the completion of their debut full-length album, entitled Make Them Bleed. Originally announced as an October 2017 release, the album will now be released on January 19, 2018.
 
In addition, TERROR UNIVERSAL are thrilled to feature the talents of guest bassists John Moyer (Disturbed, Art of Anarchy, ex-Adrenaline Mob) and Tony Campos (Fear FactoryMinistry, Soulfly, Static-X) on Make Them BleedCampos appears on the track “Dead On Arrival”, and Moyer appears on “Spines”.
John Moyer says, “My thanks to TERROR UNIVERSAL for allowing me to play bass on their stellar song “Spines”. Great song from a great band!”
 
Tony Campos adds, “Had a blast playing on the track “Dead On Arrival”. Really cool tune. Heavy, grooving riffs. Great hook. Looking forward to what else TERROR UNIVERSALdoes.”
 
Massacre of TERROR UNIVERSAL adds, “I am beyond f-cking excited to be releasing our debut full length Make Them Bleed to all you sick f-cks!  This album is full of metal crushing grooves!”
 
Terror is coming your way! More album details are set to be announced soon, but you can pre-order the album right now via Bandcamp, or via the band’s brand new PledgeMusiccampaign. PledgeMusic pre-order incentives include digital download cards, signed CDs, limited edition posters, t-shirts, stickers, limited edition blood-splatter vinyl, signed gear (including a guitar, drumhead and drum sticks), one-on-one music lessons, and more! Check out all pre-order options here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/terror-universal-make-them-bleed
Updated Make Them Bleed Track Listing:
1. Passage Of Pain
2. Welcome To Hell
3. Spines (feat. John Moyer)
4. Make Them Bleed
5. Through The Mirrors
6. Dig You A Hole
7. Dead On Arrival (feat. Tony Campos)
8. Into Darkness
9. Your Time Has Come
10. Piece By Piece
 
TERROR UNIVERSAL online:
 
TERROR UNIVERSAL is:
Vocals: PLAGUE
Drums: MASSACRE
Guitars: THRAX
Bass: DIABOLUS

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REVOLUTION SAINTS Release “Take You Down” Video

October 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

REVOLUTION SAINTS—Deen Castronovo (ex-Journey, Bad English), Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake, DIO), Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees)—just released the latest video for “Take You Down” from their highly anticipated second album, LIGHT IN THE DARK. It’s due out this Friday, October 13 on Frontiers Music Srl, and will be available on CD, CD/DVD Deluxe Edition (includes live bonus tracks on the CD and on the DVD, footage from the band’s first-ever live performance captured at Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan this past April, a “Making Of” mini-documentary, and music videos for “Light In The Dark” and “I Wouldn’t Change A Thing”), Vinyl, and as a special Limited Edition Box Set (includes the Deluxe Edition CD/DVD, 180g Vinyl, T-shirt (size L), poster, lithograph and sticker).

LIGHT IN THE DARK builds off the classic melodic rock style of the debut, but fans should prepare for a somehow even more inspired set and a few (pleasant) surprises. Inspiring, uplifting, emotionally powerful, and thoughtful, this album WILL be the soundtrack to many a moment in your life.

REVOLUTION SAINTS once again teamed up with producer/songwriter Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, JORN), who was also behind the boards for the band’s debut album. Most of LIGHT IN THE DARK was recorded at Del Vecchio’s studios in Somma Lombardo, Italy, with additional recording taking place at Blades’ studio in Washington, Aldrich’s CasaDala studio in Los Angeles, and other countries all over the world while Aldrich was on tour with The Dead Daisies.

Guitar World describes the album as “…an infectious compilation of inspired songwriting and tasty guitar work, highlighted by Castronovo’s amazing vocal prowess.”

Pre-orders for all formats can be made at the following locations:

Pre-orders: http://radi.al/LightInTheDark
• Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop
• Amazon: http://radi.al/LightInTheDarkAmazon
• iTunes: http://radi.al/LightInTheDarkiTunes
• Google Play: http://radi.al/LightInTheDarkGooglePl

You can also listen to REVOLUTION SAINTS’ newest music on Spotify here: http://radi.al/LightInTheDarkSpotify

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Frontiers Music Srl To Release Operation: Mindcrime “The New Reality” December 1, 2017

October 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
Frontiers Music Srl To Release Operation: Mindcrime
“The New Reality” December 1, 2017
 
Artwork and Track Listing Revealed 

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of “The New Reality” on December 1, 2017.  “The New Reality” is the third and final chapter in the musical trilogy from iconic metal vocalist Geoff Tate. Following a little over one year after the release of the second chapter, Resurrection, in 2016 and about two years after the first chapter, The Key, Operation: Mindcrime is a creative platform that continues in the spirit of the historic album of the same name, spawning concepts as grand as the music, and intertwining the intensity of the former Queensryche vocalist’s iconic past with the provocative, progressive mindset that has made him one of music’s most resolute forces and frontmen. Joined by a cast of musicians, Kelly Gray, John Moyer, Simon Wright, Scott Mercado, Scott Moughton, Brian Tichy, & Mike Ferguson, whose talent and resumes speak volumes for the quality of musicianship that will be on display here, “The New Reality” is a another fine progressive rock/metal entry from Tate.

Geoff Tate sold more than 25 million records at the helm of Queensryche, the band he fronted for 30 years from their inception through 2012, earning three Grammy nominations, five MTV Music Video Award nominations, and one MTV Music Video Award along the way. The landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime thrust Tate’s unique social consciousness, style and expertly crafted lyrics into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by Empire in 1990, the album that delivered Queensryche to arena-headlining status and sold more than 3 million albums on the back of hit singles and radio staples, “Silent Lucidity” and “Jet City Woman.” By the time the band released Promised Land in 1994, Geoff Tate was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and metal, and a driving force behind one of the most innovative bands in mainstream music. From Operation: Mindcrime and Promised Land through 2009’s overlooked gem American Soldier – Tate’s ambitious concept album that explores the consequences of war as told through the voices of veterans – Tate’s 13 album tenure with Queensryche was marked by exploration, intrigue, bold risks and gratifying results. “The New Reality” carries on that musically adventurous tradition.


Track Listing:
1.    A Head Long Jump
2.    Wake Me Up
3.    It Was Always You
4.    The Fear
5.    Under Control
6.    The New Reality
7.    My Eyes
8.    A Guitar In Church?
9.    All For What?
10.The Wave
11.Tidal Change
12.The Same Old Story

Band Members:
Geoff Tate, Kelly Gray, John Moyer, Simon Wright, Scott Mercado, Scott Moughton, Brian Tichy, Mike Ferguson

For More Info Visit:
http://operationmindcrime.com/
https://www.facebook.com/operationmindcrimeband/

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Cartoon Starring Shredding Superhero Great Kat “Kat Kartoon The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee” Debuting at #1

October 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

CARTOON STARRING SHREDDING SUPERHERO THE GREAT KAT
“KAT KARTOON THE FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE-BEE” DEBUTING at #1 on AMAZON GERMANY’S METAL VIDEO CHARTS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOttbHOfxh4&feature=youtu.be

Cartoon, animation & comic book geeks will love this outrageous & crazy cartoon “Kat Kartoon”, starring The Great Kat High Priestess of Guitar Shred shredding “The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee” at insane speeds, while the Bumble-Bee buzzes around! The Great Kat is the Ultimate Cartoon Superhero with her wild hair flying, inhuman guitar/violin shredding abilities and over-the-top eccentric persona!

Watch The Great Kat’s “KAT KARTOON THE FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE-BEE” on Amazon Worldwide!
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076647QLQ
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07664KLF9
GERMANY: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07664BRNB
JAPAN:  https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07664TWP8

http://www.greatkat.com

NEW YORK TIMES featured The Great Kat & “Beethoven On Speed”:
“The wave of the future might well be heavy-metal Beethoven by way of Juilliard. Ms. Kat’s ‘Beethoven on Speed’ album elevates furiousness to a would-be world view. It is built on speed-rock electric guitar solos (fast, virtuosic, nearly everything articulated with frenzied right-hand strumming and manic left-hand skittering up and down the fret board).” – John Rockwell, The New York Times

NEW Great Kat DVD coming in 2017!! Featuring ShredClassical masterpieces from Beethoven, Vivaldi, Sarasate, Rossini, Liszt, Sarasate, Bach. Terror, Bazzini,  Chef Great Kat, Paganini & More shred insanity from The Great Kat Guitar/Violin Double Virtuoso!! http://www.greatkat.com

About The Great Kat:
Legendary Guitar/Violin Double Virtuoso, The Great Kat http://www.greatkat.com is the world-famous Juilliard graduate Classical Violin Virtuoso/Carnegie Recital Hall Violin Soloist/Winner of “Artists International Competition, “TOP 10 FASTEST SHREDDERS OF ALL TIME” (Guitar One Magazine)/ “FAMOUS JUILLIARD SCHOOL ALUMNI” (Ranker.com)/“50 SENSATIONAL FEMALE GUITARISTS” (Guitar Player Magazine)/Reincarnation of Beethoven and the ONLY Guitar-Violin Double Virtuoso since Niccolo Paganini, UPDATING Classical Music for the FUTURE with VIRTUOSITY, SPEED, POWER & OUTRAGEOUS PERSONA! The New York Times declared: “The wave of the future might well be heavy-metal Beethoven by way of Juilliard. Ms. Kat’s ‘Beethoven on Speed’ album elevates furiousness to a would-be world view.”

Links:
The Great Kat Website: http://www.greatkat.com
iTunes Music: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/great-kat/id384709526
iTunes Video: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-great-kat/id368743108
Twitter: http://twitter.com/greatkatguitar and https://twitter.com/greatkatviolin
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katherineviolinguitar/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/KthomasPR

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TESTAMENT’s STEVE DI GIORGIO at #16 on Loudwire’s ‘Top 66 Hard Rock + Metal Bassists of All Time’!

October 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

TESTAMENT’s STEVE DI GIORGIO at #16 on Loudwire’s ‘Top 66 Hard Rock + Metal Bassists of All Time’!

ALPHA OMEGA Management wants to congratulate STEVE DI GIORGIO for the #16 position on Loudwire’s ‘Top 66 Metal Basists of All Time’!

Loudwire writes:
When it comes to hard rock and heavy metal, bass players are, almost by definition, typically the most unselfish components of any band. They may not experience the godlike rush enjoyed by singers as the focal point of most concert performances; nor the wild response elicited by guitar heroes with every blazing display of fretboard proficiency; nor even the adulation eaten up by drummers. Instead, a bassist’s reward — if you can call it that — generally involves the thankless responsibility of holding all the music together while keeping his bandmates’ egos in check by way of his own, less selfish example.

Here, we give bassists their due with our picks for the Top 66 Hard Rock + Metal Bassists of All Time based on several factors, including technical ability, groundbreaking contributions, range of influence, years of service and, sure, popularity, plain and simple. These factors are inevitably subjective to a point, but we did our best to line them up according to their overall impact on the conscience of music fans, while praising their individual strengths along the way. Ultimately, what matters most is recognizing their amazing talents and comparatively selfless contributions to the “me, me ME!” world of rock and roll, so we’ll get right to it by paraphrasing the Godfather of Soul, James Brown: “Let’s give the bassist some!”

Read the whole article here: http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-bassists-of-all-time/#photogallery-1=52

As previously announced, STEVE DI GIORGIO signed the worldwide Artist Deal with ALPHA OMEGA Management, inaugurating the new ALPHA OMEGA Management Branch, dedicated to the needs and interests (Booking, media, communication, promotion) of session musicians and solo artists. Watch Steve’s video announcement here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S59rnrV00U

Please Note, STEVE DI GIORGIO is available for studio sessions. For further information, please contact via email: alexalphaomega@gmail.comrobertoalphaomega@gmail.com.

STEVE DI GIORGIO doesn’t need any longer introductions, as he is widely renowned as a pioneer on the fretless bass in heavy metal music, being the bassist of TESTAMENT, DEATH and SADUS, among others. Within his genre, STEVE DI GIORGIO is respected for his playing skills, versatility and incredible technique. He has more than 40 studio album recordings and over 20 years of touring the world.

Watch Steve Di Giorgio LowDown: Bass Playthrough | Terra Odium – Crawling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJbamBHNjt8

More information at:
STEVE DI GIORGIO: http://www.stevedigiorgio.comhttp://www.testamentlegions.com

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Spectacularly Majestic! Heavy Metal Collectors: An interview series – Part 3 Nathan Dufour

October 11th, 2017
by J P

Spectacularly Majestic!
Heavy Metal Collectors: An interview series.  Part 3

Nathan Dufour

by JP
(Photos courtesy of  Nathan Dufour)

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New England Groove Metal Band DEATH RATTLE Reveals New Track “Adrenalize”

October 11th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
On Tour with The Convalescence Beginning October 21
 
 
New Hampshire-based groove-thrash band DEATH RATTLE recently announced the upcoming release of their sophomore full-length album, Volition, out October 20, 2017. The album is available for pre-order now via Big Cartel, with more pre-order options are coming soon.
After charging out the gates with the release of their music video for “Love and War” last week, DEATH RATTLE is following up with another blistering new track, “Adrenalize”, which you can stream via PureGrainAudio.com now. The band describes the track as, “a musical description of adrenaline pumping through your veins as a major battle approaches!” Listen here: http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/newest-death-rattle-single-will-adrenalize-the-crap-out-of-you-song-stream
DEATH RATTLE perform thrash with a purpose – music that emphasizes groove and lethal riffage over speed and interchangeable guitar parts. It’s a sound bred from the attitude and angst of New England, a region that has faced economic and social strife and frustration time and again. Yet every time it lowers its head and pushes forward, obstacles be damned.
With more time to work on and fine-tune the songs on their second album, DEATH RATTLE were able to approach each cut from various musical directions to see what worked best. The band recorded the final tracks appearing on Volition at Brick Hithouse studio in Cape Cod, MA with engineer Sean Fitzpatrick over the course of several months.
Volition track listing:
1) Internal Determination
2) Love and War
3) Sentenced to Hell
4) Snake in the Grass
5) Adrenalize
6) Sociopath
7) Order Within Chaos
8) Unfinished Business
9) Doomsday
10) From Blood to Black
DEATH RATTLE will support the release of Volition on their upcoming tour supporting The Convalescence, Wings Denied and Shaping The Legacy. DEATH RATTLE will appear on dates running from October 21 in Placerville, CA through November 18 in Englewood, OH. See below for a full list of tour dates featuring DEATH RATTLE.
DEATH RATTLE Supporting The Convalescence, Wings Denied and Shaping The Legacy:
Oct. 21 – Placerville, CA @ PJ’s Roadhouse
Oct. 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star Bar
Oct. 24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
Oct. 25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Blu Phoenix Venue
Oct. 26 – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Oct. 27 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar
Oct. 28 – Del Rio, TX @ The Brown Plaza
Oct. 29 – Arlington, TX @ Diamond Jim’s
Oct. 30 – Houston, TX @ White Swan Live
Oct. 31 – Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
Nov. 1 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit’s
Nov. 2 – Panama City, FL @ The Dungeon Tavern
Nov. 3 – Tampa, FL @ The Brass Mug
Nov. 4 – Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
Nov. 5 – Greenacres, FL @ Piper’s Sports Bar
Nov. 6 – Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
Nov. 8 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar
Nov. 9 – Attleboro, MA @ Patterson’s Creations
Nov. 10 – Manchester, NH @ Bungalow Bar
Nov. 11 – Albany, NY @ The Low Beat
Nov. 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland
Nov. 13 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
Nov. 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
Nov. 15 – New Haven, IN @ Carl’s Tavern
Nov. 16 – Warren, MI @ The Ritz
Nov. 17 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Papa Pete’s
Nov. 18 – Englewood, OH @ The Courtyard
DEATH RATTLE are out to reacquaint themselves with their old fans and earn a whole lot of new ones with their combination of ferocity, catchiness and determination. Stay tuned for more music videos, tracks and other content releasing in advance of Volition‘s debut.
 
DEATH RATTLE is:
Trey Holton – vocals
Ryan VanderWolk – lead guitar
Jimmy Cossette – rhythm guitar
Kevin Adams – bass
Chris Morin – drums
DEATH RATTLE online:
Twitter: @Deathrattle1
Instagram: @Deathrattle1

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Madame Mayhem releases debut video from forthcoming new studio release.

October 11th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
Madame Mayhem has just released her new video to help kick off the release campaign for her forthcoming new album and tour this fall with Fozzy. 
 
Would you be interested in interviewing Madame Mayhem about her new release and video?
 
Madame Mayhem’s official music video for “All Around The World”.   

 
Madame Mayhem – All Around The World [Official Video] here :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWNadKDEjp8&feature=youtu.be

This is the first single off the new album “Ready For Me”, that will be released on Friday, October 20, 2017.  
 
“All Around The World” –
 
*Written by Corey LoweryClint Lowery and Madame Mayhem*
 
*Produced by Corey Lowery*
 
First single off the upcoming Madame Mayhem “Ready For Me” album release.
 
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Madame Mayhem quote:
 
All Around The World” is really about feeling like it’s you against the world, and racing against time. 
 
It’s about the pressures to succeed in such a short amount of time, people thinking they know best, and are lost in their own worlds, only concerned about themselves. In this rat race we all live in today, it’s getting harder and harder to break through, even if you work your ass off. The song is upbeat, kind of a more pop punk ish vibe. 
 
The music video was done by Industrialism Films, whom I have worked on other music videos with (Monster, Left For Dead). 
 
It’s a really cool concept about the monitored world today and how we as people forget how to function or get out of our own heads because of it.
 
People are constantly being monitored by someone all around the world. However each person seems to live in their own technologically created world inside their head. People no longer interact. It doesn’t matter where on the planet you live, everyone is really being the same. Someone’s always watching us, yet we’re living within ourselves, not paying attention to anything but our own lives. 

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Damnation Festival Preview

October 11th, 2017
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

This November is the 7th year of Leeds premier metal event, Damnation Festival held as always at Leeds University and is set to be one of their finest lineup’s since the Cannibal Corpse/ Bolt Thrower year (2014).

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Infernal Majesty New Music Video Coming Friday, Oct. 13th

October 11th, 2017
by EvilG

Canadian Metal legends Infernal Majesty are ready to release the their new music video thriller ”No God,” October Friday the 13th, at 6pm EDT, on the Infernal Majesty YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

Written, directed, produced and edited by vocalist Chris Bailey, this is their second indie video from their critically acclaimed new album ”No God” available at High Roller Records.

Organic and surreal Bailey says ”Some people enjoy nightmares.” The video is about a murderous, smoking Reverend who is losing faith. Filmed in Northumberland County, Ontario and Vancouver British Columbia.

INFERNAL MAJESTY is a Canadian Heavy Metal band, formed in Toronto in 1986. They are best known for their debut album None Shall Defy, released in 1987 with Road Runner Records. Spanning 3 decades they have toured & shared stages with many bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Dark Funeral, Nile and more.

”No God” video Trailer:

www.facebook.com/infernalmajestyofficial

www.youtube.com/channel/UCjvs4nX6rOvnxBzjAkGTwRw

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K.K. Downing’s (Ex-Judas Priest) golf and leisure resort plan come to an end 

October 11th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

According to The Times out of the UK, former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing – who left the band in April 2011 – has had his estate at Astbury Hall in south Shropshire, England, collapse into administration. It was immediately put up for sale with an asking price of more than £10 million. Downing had planned to build a leisure resort around his countryside golf course on the 320 acre estate, including forty holiday homes, a hotel, spa and another nine-hole course.

Administrators from FRP Advisory blamed “tougher economic times within the wider corporate hospitality market,” which had put “unsustainable pressure on the cashflow of the estate under its current financial structure.”

Read the complete article here.

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BA 2018 dates announced, early bird tickets up for sale and the first batch of bands revealed!

October 10th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

After the last year, that was for the first time in history sold out in pre-sale, we now bring you early bird tickets for Brutal Assault 2018! The festival will be held between 8th and 11th August 2018 again in the fortress Josefov.

The first wave of PRINT @ HOME tickets is on sale until the end of April 2018. Please orger at our new e-shop shop.brutalassault.cz.

We are happy to welcome Swedish classics AT THE GATES – who spawned melodic death metal, influenced metalcore and went ahead of their time with the all-time classic record Slaughter of the Soul.

Confirmed is also demonic Hellenic death metal of DEAD CONGREGATION, who themselves have also re-defined blasphemous death metal stemming from the depths of netherworld with their instant-classic debut record Graves of the Archangels. Ever since they’ve stayed loyal to the subgenre they helped to revive and belong among the most essential bands death metal has to offer these days.

SADISTIC INTENT set their path to be classical styled underground death metal around 30 years ago, when it was not yet coined what will be in the future regarded as so and they never strayed from this path.

They kept low profile and swore their oath to the underground and we now have the great pleasure to welcome them at BA for the first time ever! After years we will welcome back legendary Dutch act PESTILENCE. Tech death metal pioneers who left significant mark on extreme metal scene promised to play mostly all-time classics.

MISERY INDEX on the other hand never shied away from mixing death metal up with grindcore and helluva dose of adrenalin and they will present their juiced-to-the-tits style at BA again! Returning to our festival are also THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, who are drawing on melodic and metalcore elements and combining them in a powerful and energic death metal blend. And for the first time ever you will have the chance to experience uncompromising dirt-laden violence hardcore grind of their fellow Americans NAILS. Equally uncompromising will be also British act KUROKUMA, who are ready to blow brains wide open with a vicious sludge sound.

The genre of doom metal will also be represented by guardians of the old ways NOVEMBERS DOOM from the US and on the other hand purveyors of progress and experiments OBSCURE SPHINX from Poland. Progressive and reflective attitude to composing will also be showcased by Emperor frontman IHSAHN with his solo project.

As for black metal, even here we managed to get representatives of the ultra-orthodox school in CARPATHIAN FOREST and on the other hand we’ll host agents of melodic Portland scene with members of Agalloch, Uada and Maestus with their new project PILLORIAN. Beyond that we’re also gonna have WHOREDOM RIFE out of Nidaros, Norway, who are firmly rooted in classical second wave black metal of the early 90’s. However, beyond that they also manage to bring in their distinctive style of eerie melodies and massive amounts of charisma, especially in their frontman K.R. Geared to battle with this combination of elements in conjunction with their strictly underground integrity they might be able to become the banner bearers for the genre known as true Norwegian black metal.

The out of ordinary icing on the metal cake will have form of retro-futuristic electronica produced by French half-man, half-synthesizer PERTURBATOR, who took both metal and electronic scene by storm with his peculiar dark synths paying homage to the 80’s and aesthetics stemming not only from movies of the period but also from metal-specific approaches.

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Vocalist/guitarist quits Fleshgod Apocalypse

October 10th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

According to the official facebook of the Italian  symphonic death metallers Fleshgod Apocalypse, the band’s vocalist/guitarist quit the band. Here is the official statement

 

Hello friends,
there’s no easy way to say this, so we’ll go straight to the point: about a couple of months ago, our singer Tommaso left the band for personal reasons.
Our separation wasn’t painless, but everybody thought this was the best solution.
Therefore we sat down and tried to figure out all possible scenarios for a band that suddenly loses its frontman. The will to go on and continue this journey was stronger than everything else. 
Since the message of Fleshgod Apocalypse goes beyond music itself, we couldn’t let someone who wasn’t there since the beginning be its spokesman.
So the only way to go on was to take a look back at our roots: we decided that Francesco Paoli, our drummer, songwriter, founder and first frontman of the band, was the natural choice for this delicate and also challenging position.
Our mastermind has finally taken back his originary role as lead vocalist and guitarist.
From now on, besides our precious soprano singer Veronica Bordacchini, we’ll have the honour to share the stage with the Italian metal legend David Folchitto (Stormlord, Prophilax) on drums together with the phenomenal Fabio Bartoletti (Deceptionist) on lead guitar.
Fleshgod Apocalypse are more focused and determined than ever.
Expect new epic live experiences and, most likely, the darkest and heaviest Fleshgod Apocalypse album that we’ve ever written.
We can’t wait to start this new, exciting chapter of our career.
Our friends in South America will be the first ones to witness the new course of the band, with Francesco as our frontman.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Fleshgod Apocalypse

Don’t miss our upcoming shows:
12 Oct – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Hangar 110
13 Oct – Limeira, Brazil – Bar da Montanha
14 Oct – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Teatro Odisseia
17 Oct – Montevideo, Uruguay – Montevideo Music Box
19 Oct – Rosario, Argentina – Vorterix
20 Oct – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Palermo Club
21 Oct – Cordoba, Argentina – Casa Babylon
22 Oct – Santiago, Chile – Blondie
24 Oct – Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia – Papa Brawn
25 Oct – Lima, Peru – Mangos
27 Oct – Bogota, Colombia – Samper Mendoza
28 Oct – Panama City, Panama – Hangar 18
29 Oct – San Jose, Costa Rica – Pepper’s Club
2 Nov – Guadalajara, Mexico – C3 Stage
3 Nov – Monterrey, Mexico – Cafe Iguana
4 Nov – Queretaro, Mexico – Cideaa
5 Nov – Mexico City, Mexico – Circo Volador
9 Nov – Guatemala City, Guatemala – Rock Ol Vuh
11 Nov – San Salvador, El Salvador – Cifco

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY ANNOUNCE 2018 TOUR DATES

October 10th, 2017
by EvilG

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY ANNOUNCE 2018 TOUR DATESBlack Label Society, with support by Corrosion Of Conformity,  have announced their North American tour dates to support of their recently announced all new LP, Grimmest Hits.

Select tour dates includes Eyehategod and Red Fang.

December
27 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
29 – Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel &Casino
30 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
31 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub

January
2 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
3 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
4 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
5 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
7 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
8 – Montreal, QC – M Telus
9 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
10 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
13 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
14 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
17 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
18 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
19 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
20 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
26 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
27 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
28 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
29 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
31 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater

February
1 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
2 – Portland, ME – Aura
3 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
5 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
6 – Akron, OH – The Goodyear Theater at East End
7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
8 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
9 – St. Paul, MN – Myth Live
11 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brians Event Centre
12 – Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
14 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
16 – Grande Prairie, AB – Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place
17 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
19 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
20 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
21 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
23 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
24 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
25 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre

* Eyehategod – December 29 – January 20
* Red Fang – January 26 – February 9
* Eyehategod – February 11 – 27

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Noise Records proudly announce TANKARD reissues!

October 10th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
CLICK HERE TO PREORDER ON CD & SPLATTER VINYL
FIRST THREE CLASSIC ALBUMS RELEASED ON
DELUXE CD & LIMITED SPLATTER VINYL
ON 24th NOVEMBER 2017

Tankard the beer obsessed thrash metalllers from Frankfurt, Germany, founded in 1982. Along with Kreator, Destruction and Sodom, Tankard are often considered one of the “Big Teutonic 4” of German thrash metal. They released their first record in 1986 and continue to write and record in the same vein: fast thrash metal songs about beer and alcohol. Formed by three classmates, bassist Andreas “Gerre” Geremia, guitarist Axel Katzmann and vocalist Frank Thorwarth. Thorwarth and Gerre soon switched roles; at the same time the trio added drummer Oliver Werner and second guitarist Berhard Rapprich. They chose their name from a dictionary upon seeing its definition as “beer mug”. Their earliest written song was called “Ray Death”, a song about nuclear war and their first gig was played in a local classroom in 1983. As drinking alcohol in the school was banned, they smuggled their beer in with milk cartons. Soon after, Bernhard Rapprich left the band as his conservative father did not want him “hanging around with a bunch of drunks” and he was replaced by Andy Bulgaropoulos. With the line-up now stabilised, the band released their first demo, titled Heavy Metal Vanguard, in 1984. After this, the band toured with fellow German thrashers Sodom. In 1985 they released a second demo, Alcoholic Metal, which cemented their thrash metal style and lyrical themes. Both of these demos were very popular in the underground, and on the strength of this demo they signed with Noise Records with whom they released seven studio albums between 1986 and 1995. Tankard still play to huge crowds globally and released their 17th studio album in 2017.

PRE-ORDERS ARE LIVE NOW HERE : https://goo.gl/AVDPwt

ZOMBIE ATTACK

Tankard’s debut album, released in 1986 was full of parody and full throttle thrash metal.  Many of the ten tracks here originally featured on their ‘Alcoholic Metal’ demo and with subject matter like horror movies, moshing and beer they made many fans across the burgeoning thrash metal scene with their hardcore punk tinged thrash. Fast, furious, catchy and above all fun –Zombie Attack spawned live classics such as ‘(Empty) Tankard’.

Tracklist

1.Zombie Attack
2.Acid Death
3.Mercenary
4.Maniac Forces
5.Alcohol
6.(Empty) Tankard
7.Thrash Till Death
8.Chains
9.Poison
10.Screamin’ Victims
THE MORNING AFTER & ALIEN EP

The bands third studio album was released in 1988 and was followed by the Alien EP the following year. By now Tankard were a force to be reckoned with and their name was muttered in the same breath as their German counterparts Kreator and Destruction.  Continuing with their now signature, furious thrash and inimitable wit these releases elevated the band further during the 80’s thrash explosion.

Tracklist

1.Intro
2.Commandments
3.Shit-Faced
4.TV hero
5.F.U.N.
6.Try Again
7.The Morning After
8.Desperation
9.Feed The Lohocla
10.Help Yourself
11.Mon Cheri
12.Outro
13.Alien
14.666 Packs
15.Live To Dive
16.Remedy
17.(Empty) Tankard
CHEMICAL INVASION

Tankard’s sophomore album, ‘Chemical Invasion’ followed their debut in 1987 and shifted the gears up a notch in terms of technicality and production.  Still with their tongues wedged firmly in their cheeks, these nine tracks feature their slapstick delivery but this time with added power and precision.  This album saw them break out of the underground and made thrash fans sit up and take notice globally.

Tracklist

1.Intro
2.Total Addiction
3.Tantrum
4.Don’t Panic
5.Puke
6.For A Thousand Beers
7.Chemical Invasion
8.Farewell To A Slut
9.Traitor
10.Alcohol
TANKARD ON TOUR 2017

22/09 – Weinhem D, Café Central
23/09 – Annaberg-Buchholz D, Alte Brauerei
06/10 – Erfurt D, From Hell
07/10 – Rostock D, MAU Club
08/10 – Braunschweig D, B58
25/11 – Johore MY, The Rockin
01/11 – Nurnberg D, K4 Festaal
02/12 – Berlin D, Binuu
16/12 – Eindhoven NL, EMM
29/12 – Frankfurt D, Tankard Fest
30/12 – Ingolstadt D, Eventhalle Westpark

http://www.tankard.info

 

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