April 2nd, 2013
by EvilG


(New York, NY) – Fans of bluesy hard rock and killer riffs can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of the sexy new video for Burning Rain‘s track “My Lust Your Fate” on Noisecreep.  The single is taken from the forthcoming album, EPIC OBSESSION, which will be released on May 21st in North America via Frontiers Records and can be pre-ordered hereBurning Rain is current Whitesnake axeman Doug Aldrich, singer Keith St. John (ex-Montrose), Sean McNabb on bass (ex-Quiet Riot, Dokken, House of Lords) and Mat Starr on drums (Ace Frehley). EPIC OBSESSION comes after a long hiatus from the release of the band’s second album, PLEASURE TO BURN, in 2000.  Click here to access the album art for EPIC OBSESSION.  Read the rest of this entry »


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KISS Announces Canadian Monster Tour

April 2nd, 2013
by EvilG
KISS - Live at Malmo

KISS – Live at Malmo

January 2013 marked four decades since the legendary rock band KISS was born. Forty years later, having racked up 28 U.S. gold albums along with 40 million U.S. and 100 million in world sales, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, with longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, return stronger than ever.

KISS’ Canadian tour dates with openers SHINEDOWN:



5 – Save On Food Memorial Centre – Victoria, BC

6 – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC

8 – Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC

10 – Enmax Centre – Lethbridge, AB

12 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB

14 – Credit Union Centre – Saskatoon, SK

16 – Brandt Centre at Evraz Place – Regina, SK

17 – Keystone Centre – Brandon, MB

18 – MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB

23 – Sudbury Arena – Sudbury, ON

25 – Scotiabank Place – Ottawa, ON

26 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON

27 – Budweiser Gardens – London, ON

29 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC

31 – Harbour Station – Saint John, NB



1 – Metro Centre – Halifax, NB

3 – Mile One – St. John’s, NL

4 – Mile One – St. John’s, NL


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April 2nd, 2013
by EvilG




 Blu-ray or separate DVD available everywhere May 28, 2013, through Legacy Recordings

Judas Priest, the heavy metal legends whose influence on generations of musicians and metalheads is incalculable, celebrate their 40th year as recording artists this year with the release of the live concert EPITAPH. A unique live career retrospective, EPITAPH will be released on Blu-ray and separate DVD on May 28th through Legacy Recordings, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. This release precedes a new studio album by Judas Priest which the band are working on now.

Judas Priest’s current lineup comprises lead singer Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis.

Heavy metal historians will regard EPITAPH as the most far-reaching live concert recording in the band’s career. The set revisits the climactic closing date of the 50-week “Epitaph World Tour,” captured live at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on May 26, 2012. Adding to the drama is the fact that this was Judas Priest’s final large-scale world tour ever. EPITAPH’s 23 tracks represent at least one song from every one of the band’s 14 studio albums, from 1974’s Rocka Rolla (“Never Satisfied”) to 2008’s Nostradamus (“Prophecy”).

In the special case of British Steel, four songs are featured: “Rapid Fire,” “Metal Gods,” “Breaking The Law,” and perennial set closer, “Living After Midnight.” Others exempted from the one-song-quota are the LPs which appeared before and after British Steel. The first of these is 1979’s Hell Bent For Leather (UK title: Killing Machine) which lends the title song as well as “The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown).” The other LP is 1982’s Screaming For Vengeance, source of “The Hellion,” “Electric Eye,” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.”

“They have epitomized the genre with their Harley riding frontman, rapid-fire guitar assaults, and spectacular stage shows,” wrote journalist Bryan Reesman in his liner notes for 2004′s leather-bound, metal-spiked Metalogy box set. “Influential, innovative, and exuberant in expression,” he wrote, “they are the true Metal Gods who have been as unwavering in their desire to expand the boundaries of their music as they have been in crossing international borders to deliver it to their disciples.”

“Unabashedly committed to their cause, and unrepentant in proclaiming themselves a true heavy metal band even when others have shied away from the term, Judas Priest have forever been defenders of the faith.”



(Columbia/Legacy: Blu-Ray 88765481119, DVD 88883715539)



1. Battle Hymn (L) • 2. Rapid Fire (F) • 3. Metal Gods (F) • 4. Heading Out To The Highway (G) • 5. Judas Rising (M) • 6. Starbreaker (C) • 7. Victim Of Changes (B) • 8. Never Satisfied (A) • 9. Diamonds And Rust (C) • 10. Prophecy (N) • 11. Night Crawler (L) • 12. Turbo Lover (J) • 13. Beyond The Realms Of Death (D) • 14. The Sentinel (I) • 15. Blood Red Skies (K) • 16. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) (E) • 17. Breaking The Law (F) • 18. Painkiller (L) • 19. The Hellion (H) • 20. Electric Eye (H) • 21. Hell Bent For Leather (E) • 22. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming (H) • 23. Living After Midnight (F).


Album index:

A – from Rocka Rolla (originally issued 1974, on Gull Records)

B – from Sad Wings Of Destiny (originally issued 1976, on Gull Records)

C – from Sin After Sin (originally issued 1977, on Columbia Records)

D – from Stained Class (originally issued 1978, on Columbia)

E – from Hell Bent For Leather (originally issued 1979, on Columbia; aka Killing Machine in UK)

F – from British Steel (originally issued 1980, on Columbia)

G – from Point Of Entry (originally issued 1981, on Columbia)

H – from Screaming For Vengeance (originally issued 1982, on Columbia)

I – from Defenders Of the Faith (originally issued 1984, on Columbia)

J – from Turbo (originally issued 1986, on Columbia)

K – from Ram It Down (originally issued 1988, on Columbia)

L – from Painkiller (originally issued 1990, on Columbia)

M – from Angel Of Retribution (originally issued 2005, on Epic Records)

N – from Nostradamus (originally issued 2008, on Epic)


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The 69 Eyes with support on I Know What You Did Last Summer Tour 2013 I still know European tour Kulturbolaget Malmoe, Sweden

April 2nd, 2013
by Anders Sandvall

The 69 Eyes – headline

I Know What You Did Last Summer Tour 2013 I still know European tour

Baby Jane – support act



9/3 – 2013

Review and live pics by: Anders Sandvall

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April 1st, 2013
by EvilG

This is no joke, people.  The good-hearted peeps at SCION AV are giving away the only 20 vinyl test pressings in existence of the MESHUGGAH Pitch Black EP they recently put out.  We’re talkin’ über MESHUGGAH collectible, here.  Five test pressings a week will be given away over the next four weeks with everything ending on April 29th.  But wait… there’s more!  Actually, no, there isn’t.

All you have to do to enter the contest is follow SCION AV’s Instagram account (@ScionAV), re-post the contest image and include “#ScionAV #Meshuggah” in the caption.

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Philip Anselmo’s First-ever Housecore Horror Film Festival announces new event details

April 1st, 2013
by EvilG

Extensive Horror Film Programming & More Metal Acts Revealed
Guest appearance by cult favorite filmmaker, numerous screening sessions, special events, and additional metal bands

AUSTIN, Texas—Halloween is still seven months away, but the horror is already heating up in Austin as Philip Anselmo and Corey Mitchell’s inaugural Housecore Horror Film Festival (HHFF) continues to release music and film event details for their three-day underground fan fest. Not for the faint of heart, the festival celebrates the best of the extreme and the wicked possibilities that arise when heavy metal and horror movie worlds collide. Today, HHFF announces a very special guest appearance by Brazilian cult horror actor and director Coffin Joe, a first look at some of the film festival screening categories, special events and other programming, and a second round of confirmed bands: Eyehategodand Warbeast.

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THE FORESHADOWING complete first ever North American tour

April 1st, 2013
by EvilG

THE FORESHADOWING recently completed their first ever North American tour. The Voices from the Dark tour with Marduk and Moonspell wrapped up earlier this month and the band has returned home to Italy to prepare for European shows. For those in North America that missed the show, limited quantities of left over merch can be found on-line at indiemerch.com/theforeshadowing. Additionally, a live bootleg from the Los Angeles show has been posted on-line. Watch Ground Zero HERE.

THE FORESHADOWING comments on the tour:

“Hails guys!
Just back from Voices from the Dark Tour, and despite it was hard working we must say we’re still excited and enthusiastic of having shared such unforgettable moments with great and respectful bands like Moonspell, Inquisition, Marduk and Death Wolf, but above all, we wanna thank all the fans, the old as well as the new ones, who showed us their love and support for our music!!!

We hope to come back really soon in the States and in Canada to give you some more doom vibes!!!
Doom on.”

The next confirmed gig for the band is the Romaobscura Festival with October Tide, Negura Bunget, and more. The fest is scheduled for May 5th, 2013 in Rome, Italy.

Second World, THE FORESHADOWING’s most recent album, is available now at metalblade.com/theforeshadowing.


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Martyrd to Support Yngwie Malsteem on Select N. American Tour Dates

April 1st, 2013
by EvilG

Brooklyn Metal Merchants MARTYRD will support guitar god YNGWIE MALMSTEEN on select North American tour dates beginning April 26th in Toronto, ON. The band will also perform with SINGLE BULLET THEORY on May 11th in Queens, NY and June 1st at Mojo 13 in Wilmington, DE.

MARTYRD released the critically acclaimed The Mortal Coil in 2012. Guitar World’s Josh Hart praised the album, comparing the band’s sound to acts as varied as KREATOR, and SYMPHONY X, while also affirming comparisons to the likes of MEGADETH, PAIN OF SALVATION, and SYSTEM OF A DOWN.
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SLASHER: “KATHARSIS” artwork and track listing unveiled

April 1st, 2013
by EvilG


Brazilian thrashers SLASHER revealed the digipack artwork and track listing of their second album, “KATHARSIS”, which will be self-released mid-2013. The CD will be produced, mixed and mastered at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark by Tue Madsen, who has previously worked with HALFORD, DARK TRANQUILLITY, VADER, BEHEMOTH and KATAKLYSM, among others.

“KATHARSIS” track listing:
01. Katharsis
02. Disposable God
03. Final Day
04. All Covered In Blood
05. Overcome
06. Hostile
07. Face The Facts
08. Inflicted
09. Jamais Me Entregar
10. Suffocated (Mosh cover)

The “KATHARSIS” digipack cover artwork can be seen below. It was signed by the french designer Stan W Decker, who has previously worked with TIMMO TOLKKI and also had some of his arts published by MEGADETH in their official website.

Commented guitarist Lucas Bagatella: “The album’s title refers to the catharsis under a psycological optic. This is a very used term in many different contexts, like religion and arts. Our ideia is an allusion to an emocional collapse which results in renewal and liberation, a change of the point of view.”

Commented guitarist Lúcio Nunes: “Our approach of the concept is explicit in the cover artwork. It exposes the inner hell of the one who experiences the tragedy. It contextualizes the suffering that corrupts and shatters the human being. The ideia is to materialize a break of paradigm in that artwork and I believe that Stan did it perfectly.”

Recently, the single “Overcome” was self-release by the band and it’s available for streaming and download on SoundCloud (link). According to the group, their fans will be able to directly participate of the new album. Further details about it will be unleashed soon.


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STONED HORSES – First album available soon

April 1st, 2013
by EvilG

The Stoner Doom band from Quebec City, STONED HORSES, is currently recording its debut album, which will be released during summer 2013.

Featuring members from FISTFUCK, BOMBNATION and DISSED, STONED HORSES has already played live numerous times including a great concert opening for JUCIFER.

Taking influences from Doom, Stoner, prog and Psychedelic Rock, the band is an absolute must for fans of old Black Sabbath, Down and Graveyard!

The new album, a co-operation between PRC MUSIC and D7I Records, will be available in CD Format, Limited Diehard CD edition, in Digital and in limited edition vinyl.

A video is already available for the song “Calumet”:

You can also download the band’s first demo on their bandcamp: http://thestonedhorses.bandcamp.com/


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Slave Pit “GWARtist” Announces Print Line; Collectable Brockie Art For Sale

April 1st, 2013
by EvilG

The man behind the mask of Oderus Urungus, Dave Brockie, today unveiled a new web-store where fans can buy limited-edition, high quality art prints of not only Brockie’s GWAR drawings, but many of his other illustrations. Culled from select images spanning a 30-year career as an artist and illustrator, these highly-collectable prints are now available to the public. Check out www.theartofdavebrockie.com

“For years I have been doing custom paintings and drawings for people and I have gotten so far behind that I constantly have to turn down people looking to get some of my work. A high-quality print line web store will give everybody a chance to have a Brockie on their wall.” said the artist from GWAR‘s “Slave Pit”, their Richmond studio.

Dave Brockie is to many a footnote to the name most people know him by–that of Oderus Urungus, foul-mouthed alien barbarian and longtime lead singer of GWAR, the world’s foremost horror-rock spectacle. GWAR‘s legendary live shows and relentless work-ethic have earned the group of artists and musicians from Richmond, Va. an international reputation as the cutting-edge of outrageous, “Grand Guignol”-style metal theater, and won them legions of fans worldwide. In the course of the groups 25+ year-long career Brockie, as President of Slave Pit Inc., GWAR‘s parent production company, has consistently spearheaded the group’s efforts, not only as the bands lead singer and public mouthpiece, but also as an artist involved in many of GWAR‘s graphic projects.

Brockie continued on like the blowhard that he is. “I actually graduated art school even though I knew it was no guarantee of employment. Nevertheless I deluded myself that I was going to become a fine artist and was painting these giant squiggly blob paintings that actually looked pretty cool, but were never going to pay the bills. I worked construction and knocked over liquor stores to do that. But I was also into comics and illustration and when GWAR started to happen it gave me a great venue for my work. Suddenly I was being called upon to do flyers, t-shirts, comics…even album covers. That turned into a 25+ year stretch where I was always making art of some kind. It’s about damn time I had my own print line!”

The prints are signed and numbered by the artist and are part of a limited edition of 1000 per image. The prints use the highest quality paper and inks, and are mounted on a piece of masonite that features a custom-made 3-D frame that is a throwback to Brockie’s early “squiggle” paintings.

“I hope this is a big success,” said Brockie. “I am going on a pilgrimage to Stalingrad this spring and need money for booze and food. Plus I got kicked in the mouth by a circus-mule and need extensive dental-work. “After I get this print site going, I plan to disappear.  It is time for GWAR.

In other Slave Pit news GWAR is wrapping up a new album, their 13th, which is the band’s first since the passing of longtime guitarist Cory Smoot in late 2011. Coming out later this year, the album features the debut of Pustulus Maximus, cousin of the mighty departed one, Flattus Maximus. The band has a run of shows scheduled for this April, which are the last stops of the “Fate or Chaos” tour, which chronicles GWAR‘s epic struggle with an angry God. It has been rumored that GWAR will be testing out songs from the new album on these dates.

“Yes! We Will!” confirmed Oderus.

The band is also venturing into the culinary arts with a signature “GWAR-B-Q” sauce, which they will be debuting at a colossal “Meat & Meet” to be held at the world famous “Grinders” in Kansas City on Monday April 8th from 4-6 PM.

August will see the fourth annual GWAR-B-Q, the group’s annual outdoor music and meat-fest which is getting more massive every year. The new album’s release follows soon after, and then the band will embark on a mega-huge world tour that will continue well into 2014. Sounds like business as usual for the hardest working band in show biz.

GWAR “Fate Or Chaos Tour” With Warbeast and Wilson
04/10: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre – TICKETS
04/11: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues – TICKETS
04/12: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe – The Strip – TICKETS
04/13: Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre – TICKETS
04/14: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory – TICKETS
04/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – TICKETS
04/16: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club – TICKETS
04/17: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre – TICKETS
04/18: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Lounge – TICKETS
04/19: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s – TICKETS
04/20: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom – TICKETS
04/21: Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room – TICKETS
04/22: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works – TICKETS
04/23: Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar – TICKETS
04/24: Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater – TICKETS
04/25: Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live – TICKETS
06/17: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson – TICKETS
08/10: Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL – TICKETS
08/11: Philadelphia, PA @ “This is Hardcore Fest” – TICKETS



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April 1st, 2013
by EvilG

Russian rock metallers GRENOUER, who have been active since 1992, have signed with Mausoleum Records, the legendary label from Belgium. In previous years GRENOUER were famous for playing extreme kind of music, yet today these ambitious gropers switched over to songs with clean signing and high profile melodies. Their seventh brand new full-length album Blood on the Face is accomplished with outstanding producers  Finnish Anssi Kippo, Astia Studio Sound (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NORTHER, TO/DIE/FOR) and Italians Dualized and Eddy Cavazza, dysFUNCTION Productions (MNEMIC, TERMINAL SICK, LOGICAL TERROR). Dualized made superior mixing at Zeta Factory Studios and afterwards the material got mastered at famous Finnvox Studio by Mika Jussila. The CD comprised of 11 full songs (including STONE TEMPLE PILOTS cover) is scheduled for release on Europe: May 3, 2013, North America July 9, 2013.

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Sabaton Interview with Pär Sundström

April 1st, 2013
by Carlos Llanas
Pär Sundström

Interview with Pär Sundström of Sabaton

by Carlos M. Llanas

Swedish Metalheads, Sabaton, have paid their dues, and have shown the world a glimpse of their style of music…power metal meets historical warfare.  Their path to conquest has taken them all over the world by land, air, and sea. And giving fans exactly what they want; an explosive live show…Literally.  Their latest release “Carolus Rex” has been in good standings since its release back in May of 2012.  They were also recently nominated, and won, three Bandit Rock Awards this year:  Best Swedish Album;  Best Swedish Live Act; and Best Swedish Group/Artist.  What more can these guys ask for?  World domination perhaps?  Led by the powerful vocals of Joakim Brodén, and the bass work of Pär Sundström, Sabaton are on their way to becoming power metal legends.  Pär was kind enough to speak with me after a great live show in Houston, Texas.    This is what he had to say.

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IN~GRAVED: Another New Song Available For Streaming

March 31st, 2013
by EvilG

IN~GRAVED the new band led by former Pentagram and Place of Skulls guitarist Victor Griffin has another new song available for streaming via the YouTube link below. “Thorn In The Flesh” comes off the band’s debut self-titled album which was released this month via Svart Records in Europe and Veritas Vinyl in North America. The CD was recorded at Lakeside Studios in Knoxville, Tennessee with producers Travis Wyrick (Place of Skulls) and Griffin. Engineers are Wyrick and Mike Dearing (Place of Skulls) with cover art created by Richard Schouten (Place of Skulls, Massacre).

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March 31st, 2013
by EvilG
Killus "Feel The Monster"

Killus “Feel The Monster”

After months and months working on their new opus, it’s time for the electric bastards Killus to present the first details extracted from their new album, which will be entitled “Feel The Monster“!

The artwork has been entirely designed by Damien Worm, reflecting the gloomy and dark vision of the band.

The album counts with the collaboration of Mechanical Ash in the track “Bastards”, guitar player of the well known band Static X / Davey Suicide.

Tracklist consists in 13 tracks:

1. We’re alone in this world (Intro)
2. Feel the monster
3. Bastards (feat. Mechanical Ash from Static X/ Davey Suicide)
4. I can’t feel it
5. Forever and ever
6. Crush our minds
7. Fuck’n’Roll
8. The night of the knife
9. The darkness of the crypt
10. Holy Bible
11. I’m dead tonight
12. Satanic Verse
13. (Bonus track)

“Feel the Monster” will be characterized by a more devastating, direct and metal based sound than the previous albums of the band, which will be reflected the anger of the band on stage.

The album has been completely produced and recorded by Killus and mastered by Daniel Cardoso from Portugal (Noctem, Angelus Apatrida, Anathema, Anneke Van Giersbergen, Switchtense etc.)

Spanish release date: 31/05/13
Europe and rest: June 2013!!!

More info on Art Gates Records and the networks of the band:



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