Grande Prairie, AB power-thrash five-piece Edge of Attack whom are gearing up for the release of their self-titled debut album on Tuesday, February 19th via Halifax metal label Spread The Metal Recordsare proud to premiere on BlankTV their new music video ‘In Hell’ directed by Karen Michelle Meola in support of the second single released off the album.
To view the video, please visit the following links below.
Produced by EAO guitarist/vocalist Jurekk Whipple, the debut features ten tracks of haunting vocals, shredding guitars, complex bass lines, furious drumming plus choral and symphonic arrangements along with guest artists by solo artist Ivan Gianinni, Ryan Boivard (Hallows Die) and Pellek (Damnation Angels).
Edge of Attack – Track Listing
1. In Hell 4:36
2. The Haunting 5:08
3. Demon (Of The Northern Seas) feat. Ivan Giannini 5:04
4. Take Me Alive 4:24
5. In The Night 4:27
6. Edge Of Attack 5:07
7. Rise Above 5:55
8. Forever 3:46
9. The Damned feat. Ryan Bovaird 6:01
10. Set The World Aflame feat. PelleK 8:29
Gloria Morti release “Slaves” performance demonstration music video
Lateral Constraint is available now in North America
Finnish metal act, Gloria Morti, have released a new video, featuring of each band member playing along to the track Slaves, from their new album, Lateral Constraint. Fans can watch Eero Silvonen, Juho Räihä, Aki Salonen, Kauko Kuusisalo, and vocalist Psycho, now on metalblade.com/gloriamorti.
In continued partnership with Germany’s Cyclone Empire Records, Metal Blade Records have released Gloria Morti’s Lateral Constraint in North America. Fans can pre-order the album, as well as listen to Sleep, Kill, Regress, Follow, at metalblade.com/gloriamorti.
Gloria Morti has emerged as one of the finest up-and-coming melodic death metal acts. The band originated in Finland back in 1999, and has since released five demos, and four full-length albums, including Lateral Constraint. The album was recorded and mixed by the band’s guitarist Juho Räihä and mastered by Svante Försback.
Gloria Morti have been “blessed” with a vast number of exceptional supporting tours. They have had the honor to share the stage with such bands as BEHEMOTH, ZYKLON, MAYHEM, THE CROWN and DISSECTION. Lateral Constraint is an exceptional entry in the field of melodic death metal, more than worthy of mention alongside releases from Septic Flesh, Zyklon, Amon Amarth, etc.
Lateral Constraint track listing:
1. Lex Parsimoniae
2. The First Act
3. Our God Is War
4. Aesthetics of Self-Hyperbole
5. Sleep, Kill, Regress, Follow
9. The Divine Is a Fraud
GLORIA MORTI live:
03/08 Lahti, Finland Torvi
04/05 Rovaniemi Finland Cafe Grande
04/06 Oulu, Finland Nuclear Nightclub
GLORIA MORTI is:
Eero Silvonen – Guitar
Kauko Kuusisalo – Drums
Juho Räihä – Guitar
Aki Salonen – Bass
Psycho – Vocals
REVAMP, the band launched by NIGHTWISH touring vocalist Floor Jansen following the demise of AFTER FOREVER, started recording their second studio album late last year.
Floor Jansen states: “I will start recording the vocals for the second ReVamp album next week! Been working on the last vocal lines and lyrics today and have some days ahead to spend on this great part of my work as musician!
The guys have been working their asses off already recording the drums, guitars, bass and keys. Can’t wait to hear the finished result pounding through the speakers… but we all have to be patient a while longer…
Stay tuned though for more updates!”
ReVamp hope to release the new album in the fall of 2013. The exact date and more info about possible tours will be announced soon. ReVamp’s self-titled debut was released via Nuclear Blast in June 2010.
MELECHESH: Ashmedi Signature 12-String Guitar Unveiled at NAMM 2013!
Fernandes Guitars and Ashmedi of Mesopotamian thrashing black metal pioneers MELECHESH, have collaborated to present the very unique Vortex Scimitar 12-string electric guitar! This is arguably the first mass produced electric 12-string in a V shape, offering a whole new approach to composing extreme metal and music in general.
“The first time I played a 12-string I noticed that I could compose MELECHESH tracks differently,” commented vocalist/guitarist/mastermind Ashmedi. “New ideas started popping up and basically the 12-string opened a ton of new musical dimensions to me. I was very glad when Fernandes took on this adventurous endeavour and made it a reality. The octave sounds are subtle and great when playing power chords, single notes and fast riffing. To an extent, you get a feeling of a storm or an orchestra accompanying you when playing the Scimitar. Hopefully this will open up some new musical ideas in the extreme metal scene.”
Check out the video clip for the song “Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin” from their most recent masterpiece The Epigenesis. The clip was shot at the cisterns in Istanbul, Turkey in late 2010 by Canadian director Rouzbeh Heydari and produced by Tumay Irgas. Check out the clip at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O5D0A-YHxg
The Epigenesis, was recorded in the newly built first class Babajim Studios in Istanbul, Turkey. The album was mixed by Reuben de Lautour and mastered by Pieter Snapper. In an unprecedented move in metal, the band chose to record the album entirely in Istanbul in an attempt to capture the inspiring surroundings. Babajim Studios is run by some of the most elite sound engineers in Turkey.
THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY is proud to announce the launch of its official Spotify app offering over 20 million Spotify users access to tons of entertaining and informative features from the most successful and fascinating acts in metal, prog, rock, punk and hardcore.
One of the app’s primary features are playlists which are continuously updated by both artist and label contributors. Some of the first playlists to be spotlighted are by Anders Friden (In Flames), Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost), Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) and Bleed From Within. Check out playlists to see who inspired your favorite artists and who they’re currently listening to.
For fans that are more genre inclined, each label from THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY is featured with its own section. Each label will list brand-new releases, news pieces, tour dates and offer shopping capabilities directly from CMDistro.
THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY consists of primary rock and metal label Century Media Records (In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Arch Enemy), prog leaders Inside Out Music (Devin Townsend, Steve Hackett, Riverside, Transatlantic), alt prog label SuperBall Music (Trail Of Dead, Dredg) and punk rock specialists People Like You Records (Broilers, Mad Sin).
Legendary US thrash metal band Helstar recently played a warm-up date in Tampa, Florida before embarking on the 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. I caught up with lead singer James Rivera and the band backstage about 15 minutes before they went on stage. The band was pumped and the excitement in the small club was palpable. The show, which James promised to be a mini-version of the recently released 30 YEARS OF HEL live album lived up to the excitement. Lots of old metal heads were there. I ran into Mike Browning, former drummer of Morbid Angel and Nocturnus. He informed me that he would be pulling together some old vets soon to start playing some live shows! Read the rest of this entry »
Supporting run on “North American Heritage Tour 2013″ to kick off in April
SWEDEN – Sweden’s ultimate dark rock/metal band, Katatonia, has announced several headlining North American tour-dates in addition to the group’s supporting run with Opeth this spring. Katatonia headliners are confirmed for Montreal, Canada on April 25, Farmington, N.M. on May 22 and Los Angeles on May 27.
Katatonia recently announced an extensive North American tour with headliner and fellow Swedish elite, Opeth. The upcoming run, “North American Heritage Tour 2013,” will conquer over 30 cities this spring beginning April 18 in Buffalo, N.Y.
Commented guitarist, Anders Nyström, “Back in the U.S.A…That’s right Springsteen! We’re looking at round number two as special guests to our brothers in Opeth on their last North American leg of the Heritage World Tour. This time we’ll mainly cover off-territories, so regardless if you caught or missed us last time, consider this a second chance to attend the dead ends of North America with one of the best bills there’ll ever be!”
The tour will make two special stops, the first in Worcester, Mass. on April 20 where the band returns to play the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, then in Clifton Park, N.Y. on April 28 where acclaimed Porcupine Tree front-man Steven Wilson will join for the night. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below.
Katatonia last toured North America in September 2012 as part of the co-headlining “Epic Kings & Idols Tour” with The Devin Townsend Project.
Dead End Kings, Katatonia’s ninth studio album and the follow-up to 2009′s critically acclaimed, Night is the New Day, hit stores on August 28, 2012 via Peaceville Records.
The record debuted at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, #138 on the Billboard Top 200 and #10 on Hard Rock, topping Night is the New Day first week sales in the U.S. and making it Katatonia’s most successful U.S. debut in its 20-year career.
Stay tuned to the Dead End Kings mini-site: http://www.deadendkings.com for more information on Katatonia, Dead End Kings and “North American Heritage Tour 2013.”
Katatonia on tour w/ Opeth…
4/18 – Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
4/20 – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
4/21 – Quebec City, QC @ Capitole
4/23 – Halifax, NS @ Halifax Forum
4/24 – Moncton, NB @ Casino New Brunswick
4/25 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus **Katatonia headline
4/26 – Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre
4/27 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
4/28 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall *w/ Steven Wilson
4/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/30 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa Theatre
5/02 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
5/03 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
5/04 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
5/05 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
5/06 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/08 – Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
5/09 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
5/10 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/11 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
5/12 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
5/14 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue
5/15 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
5/16 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
5/17 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
5/18 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
5/20 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
5/21 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
5/22 – Farmington, NM @ Top Deck **Katatonia headline
5/23 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
5/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
5/25 – Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon Club
5/26 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
5/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy **Katatonia headline
UK technical metallers NO CONSEQUENCE have revealed their long-awaited sophomore album’s artwork, track-listing and title: “IO”. The debut single to be taken from the album, “Coerce:Conform”, will be released as a FREE download on 4 March via Basick Records, prior to their UK tour with Odessa.
Previously released in a demo form on a Metal Hammer magazine covermount CD, the band have made the album track “So Close to Nowhere” available to stream as a sneak preview to “IO”. Check it out here! Read the rest of this entry »
The band just started working over a new album that will be released this Autumn. They also present a first special guest on the record – Andy LaRocque, Swedish brilliant guitarist, well known due his work with King Diamond, Death, At The Gates and others. Also Hell:on put in the web their newest video “Disaster” from the “Age of Oblivion” album, which was released in 2012.
AC/DC – The Early Years & Bon Scott By Neil Daniels
Published by Independent Music Press, Released Feb 22
Often regarded as the greatest frontman in thehistory of rock music, Bon Scott tragically died on February 19, 1980 but his memory lives through the music he created with AC/DC. From 1975 s Australianalbum High Voltage to 1980’s Highway To Hell, Bon Scott and AC/DC were a global force to be reckoned with. AC/DC formed in 1973 but it wasn’t until the latter half of 1974 that Scottish born singer Robert Belford Scott joined the fold. Scott would help take AC/DC to legendary heights of success. Although the bands success did not arrive quickly, they released a stream of stunning albums and were undoubtedly the most electrifying live rock band of the 1970s.
Despite the latterday success of the band, the Bon Scott years of 1974 to 1980 are often regarded by many as the band s most fertile creative period. Those years spawned 1976’s Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, 1977’s Let There Be Rock and 1978’s Powerage, not forgetting the now legendary live album, If You Want Blood You’ve Got It from 1978. Exploring thetwo Australian albums, the five international studio albums as well as other releases featuring Bon Scott, this book AC/DC – The Early Years With Bon Scott is a fitting recognition of Bon Scott s legacy and a reminder of just how influential AC/DC s 1970s period remains. Charts the most creative period of the band s history from 1973 to Bon Scott’s death in 1980.
Includes a foreword from Uriah Heep’s Mick Box. Bonus chapter on Back In Black: the first album with Brian Johnson. Extensively covers AC/DC s five international albums and two Australia-only releases with Bon Scott. Perfect as a fans book as well as a book for AC/DC beginners. Bon Scott was voted the greatest frontman of all time by Classic Rock magazine. The most successful Aussie band of all time. A movie about Bon Scott s life is currently in production.
Lunocode are busy with the production of two new releases, (both!!!) scheduled for the end of this year.
The first one will be an acoustic live recorded last 30 November in Teatro di Angiari (AR) . The band has just finished the editing process and in a few days will enter Direct Sound in Città di Castello (PG) where sound engineer Marco Milli , who achieved the live service in the live show with Emanuele Frusi , will proceed with mixing and mastering. The album will be entitled as the show: ” Armonie Celesti – C’è vita intelligente sulla Terra? ” (” Celestial Armonies – Is there intelligence on the Earth? ”
At the same time the band started drums recording for the second album, a full length studio album, also acoustic. The album following the successfull debut Celestial Harmonies is still untitled, but we can unveil a guest musican: Silvia Bonino of Folkstone , who will play harp in one of the songs.
New song streaming from “The Underground Resistance” out February 26th via Peaceville Records
NORWAY – Norwegian legend, Darkthrone, and Pitchfork.com have teamed up to premiere the full version of “Leave No Cross Unturned,” taken from the band’s upcoming release, The Underground Resistance, out February 26, 2013 on Peaceville Records. Stream the new, nearly-14-minute song online exclusively at: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/14867-leave-no-cross-unturned/. The Underground Resistance is Darkthrone’s latest venture through the metal cosmos, and first new album since the 2010 opus Circle the Wagons. The Underground Resistance contains Darkthrone’s trademark masterful riffing in a broad range of styles, effortlessly bounding through the annals of classic metal, taking in thrash, speed and black metal, and not forgetting a dose of punk. All in all a ferocious and dynamic set of tracks drenched in Fenriz’s and Nocturno’s rich and diverse tastes in all things metal, primarily those rooted firmly in the spirit of the 80′s. Six tracks long, and each one an epic in itself, this is undoubtedly Darkthrone’s strongest outing of late.
1. Dead Early
3. Lesser Men
4. The Ones You Left Behind
5. Come Warfare, the Entire Doom
6. Leave No Cross Unturned
The Underground Resistance was written and recorded spring 2010 to summer 2012 at Necrohell 2 studios by the band themselves. The album was mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door in Texas. Cover artwork also comes courtesy of the iconic and celebrated artist Jim Fitzpatrick.
Commented Fenriz, “Three songs each, Ted’s are flown from the universe of metal with his strongest voice ever so far. Songs of mine are torn from the wombs of the Riders of Rohan of metal, safely cradled in 1985 style.”
Darkthrone began life in the late 80′s as a thrash/death metal act and progressed through technical death/doom metal experimentation to become a legend of the black metal world and one of the original leading bands of the Norwegian scene, as well as inspiring a whole generation of metal bands.
Stay tuned to www.peaceville.com for more information on Darkthrone and The Underground Resistance, out this winter on Peaceville Records.
BerserkerfoX are very honored to welcome Matt ‘Skitz’ Sanders [ex- Damaged, Terrorust, Sadistik Exekution and Insidious Torture] to the drum throne, and can assure that you will be seeing more of us real soon! Writing has commenced on a follow up full length to ‘History.Altar.Ashes’ scheduled for release in late 2013.
For now, download the latest offering from BerserkerfoX ‘New World Murder’ at BandCamp or stream it on SoundCloud right now.
Stay tuned for tour announcements, news and studio diaries.