March 9th, 2013
by EvilG

Heavy metal cooking show Headbanger’s Kitchen hosted by Demonic Resurrection frontman Demonstealer releases their 13th Episode featuring heavy metal band Wolf from Sweden. The show features the creation of a dish called Voodoo Mutton followed by an interview with guitarists Niklas Stalvind and Simon Johansson.

Watch the episode here:


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Queens Of Metal Open Air 2013: Line up complete

March 9th, 2013
by EvilG

The Queens Of Metal Open Air 2013-Team confirms three more bands and completes the line up:

With these three acts we complete the program for Queens Of Metal Open Air 2013 which will take place
in Naturtheater Steinbach (98667 Schleusegrund) from August the 29th till August the 31st:




 Now, billing is complete and looks like this:

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EKTOMORF: „Black Flag“ Video teaser available / soon on European tour with ILL NINO!

March 8th, 2013
by EvilG

Hungarian Neo Thrashers EKTOMORF will release their new Video clip next week, which was filmed for the track „Black Flag“. A teaser is available here. Read the rest of this entry »


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PURSON release brand new video for “Leaning on a Bear”; new album to be released April 30th

March 8th, 2013
by EvilG

PURSON release brand new video for “Leaning on a Bear”; new album to be released April 30thLed by enigmatic vocalist/guitarist Rosalie Cunningham, London, England’s Purson are poised to erupt on the international underground with their new album, The Circle and the Blur Door. The first single, Leaning on a Bear, has been transformed into a brand new music video by director Chris Martin. The video, which is as trippy and psychedelic as the band, is streaming on Purson’s youtube channel now: youtube.com/PursonMusic.

Rosalie Cunningham elaborates on the video: “We found this great place in Brixton, South London called Cafe Cairo that looks as though it has been transplanted there from the souk in Marrakesh. It was just perfect for a Purson video, so we invited some friends along, hung out, and played. Chris Martin shot and edited the video and my brother, William, treated the footage and added the trippy effects”.The Circle and the Blue Door is slated for release in North America on April 30th. Pre-orders and more information will be launched on Monday, March 11th at metalblade.com/purson. European fans can order the album at riseaboverecords.com.

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AMORPHIS: Fourth and Final “Circle” Studio Report Posted

March 8th, 2013
by EvilG

Finnish masters of melacholic dark metal AMORPHIS, have posted the fourth and final studio report chronicling the making of the band’s upcoming album, Circle, here: http://youtu.be/66DHBCnYpjY

Studio reports:
Part 1 http://youtu.be/fLdUj7wm2PM
Part 2 http://youtu.be/VTHcE6Z4lPM
Part 3 http://youtu.be/hLbHuMS_IkQ

Circle is set to be released on April 19, 2013 (Europe) and April 30 (North America) via Nuclear Blast records. The follow-up to 2011’s highly successful masterpiece The Beginning Of Times (Finnish charts: #1, German charts: #16) was produced and mixed by no less than HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren (CHILDREN OF BODOM, CELTIC FROST, IMMORTAL, DIMMU BORGIR). Tracking was done at Petrax Studio in Hollola (NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, KORPIKLAANI) and 5K Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Cover artwork was created by Tom Bates (BLEED FROM WITHIN, DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL www.facebook.com/artoftombates).

Check out the lyric video for “Hopeless Days” at http://youtu.be/gdKt1aw4BK8. “Hopeless Days” is also available now as single and can be exclusively purchased digitally here: http://bit.ly/amorphishd
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GWAR To Hold “Meat And Meet” Bash To Kick Off Spring Tour

March 8th, 2013
by EvilG

Antarctic metal monsters GWAR are kicking off their spring run of dates with a special “Meat and Meet” at the world-famous Grinders in Kansas City, MO. The “Meat and Meet” is scheduled for Monday April 8th from 6-8 PM. Read the rest of this entry »


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Echotime album “Genuine” out on March 30th

March 8th, 2013
by EvilG

On March 30th, 2013, Italian band Echotime will release the debut album “Genuine” under logic(il)logic Records (distributed by Andromeda Dischi). It will be a concept album.

The band is inspired and influenced by artists such as Dream Theater, Symphony X, Kamelot, Queen, Ronnie James Dio, Jorn Lande, Pain Of Salvation, Circus Maximus and Winger. It tries to create a personal sound, different from progressive and metal cliché and contaminated by pop, rock, latin and funk styles, influenced by soundtracks from action and adventure movies, with a unique attention to arrangements and sounds. With its music, strength, energy, the costumes used to perform and the catchy atmospheres, the band involves the audience and drags it to Echotime’s world!

“Genuine” was mixed and mastered at Domination Studio by Simone Mularoni.

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Nightglow: full song posted online

March 8th, 2013
by EvilG

Heavy metallers Nightglow have uploaded one full song from their debut album “We Rise”, due to come out via logic(il)logic Records on March 18th. “Between Heaven & Hell” is available for streaming on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkwyZ_l2BJA

Web: www.nightglow.it / www.logicillogic.net


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DECEASED tour w. Gravehill starts

March 8th, 2013
by EvilG

Real metal institution DECEASED will be embarking on a mini-tour of the U.S. tomorrow, with Gravehill as direct support. Says DECEASED frontman King Fowley, “It’s time to smash it to the fucking wall! DECEASED and Gravehill on the march – ugly lives!” Adds Gravehill’s Mike Abominator, “We look forward to killing out on the road with the mighty DECEASED! The power of these stinky cadavers compells you!” Dubbed “March of the Cadavers,” the tour is confirmed for the following dates/venues:

March 8th @ ZIGGYS in Chattanooga, Tennessee *
March 9th @ HOOLIGANS in Albuquerque, New Mexico
March 10th @ ROCKY POINT CANTINA in Tempe, Arizonia
March 11th @ SLIDEBAR in Fullerton, California
March 12th @ THE JOINT in Los Angeles, California
March 13th @ ELBO ROOM in San Francisco, California
March 14th @ BURT’S TIKI LOUNGE in Salt Lake City, Utah
March 15th @ AQUALUNG in Denver, Colorado
March 16th @ FUBAR in St. Louis, Missouri *
* indicates no GRAVEHILL at these shows

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STRATOVARIUS releases video for second single “Halcyon Days”

March 8th, 2013
by EvilG
Stratovarius - Nemesis

Stratovarius – Nemesis

New studio album “Nemesis” charts top 50 in six countries

Melodic metal legends STRATOVARIUS are pleased to unleash their “Halcyon Days” video from the band’s latest full-length, “Nemesis”, released via earMUSIC. Hailed by the media as, “the best STRATOVARIUS album since many, many years,” by Metal Hammer Germany, “a collection of the band’s greatest hits that you never heard until now,” by Metal Underground in the US and, “the strongest STRATOVARIUS album since the beginning of the century,” by KaaosZine in Finland, STRATOVARIUS were once again able to live up to their reputation as one of the leading names of the metal genre, once again exceeding fans’ and critics’ expectations and charting all over the world: Finland: # 3, Czech Republic # 12, Switzerland # 30, Spain # 32, Germany # 41, Sweden # 44, France # 56, Norway # 56, Austria # 62, Canada # 126.


Coinciding with the band’s European tour, set to commence in Helsinki, Finland, the band today proudly reveals the video for their second single. The footage for “Halcyon Days” was shot in Lithuania by Pekka Hara, and perfectly captures the song’s theme of finding one’s peace of mind.

At once aggressive and sinister in its almost techno-influenced stormy moments, the chorus and bridge of “Halcyon Days” reflects serenity with its hopeful and powerful melody. Referring to a legend that there were seven days of peace in the midst of a stormy season, the song also features this quiet moment of passing through the eye of the storm.


The band explains: “It was a really nice experience working with Pekka and his team, and Lithuania was a pleasant surprise, very friendly people there and everything worked out great. This video sets the mood of the song perfectly. And the fact is: a band is nothing without the fans.”


Prior to the video shoot, the band had launched a fan competition asking their supporters to send a picture of their most prized STRATOVARIUS item. Over 100 items were sent, of which the band handpicked the 10 most original objects, which are now featured in the video. Over the course of the next weeks, STRATOVARIUS will also launch a special fan item version of the video on their official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/stratovarius.


Watch the video for “Halcyon Days” below:





08.03. Helsinki – Tavastia (FIN)

09.03. Kauhava – Tiikeri (FIN)

15.03. St. Petersburg – Aurora Hall (R)

20.03. München – Backstage Halle (GER)

21.03. Erfurt – Stadtgarten (GER)

22.03. Zlin – Masters of Rock Café (CZ)

23.03. Budapest – Club 202 (H)

24.03. Bratislava – Majestic Club (SK)

26.03. Vienna – Szene (A)

27.03. Nürnberg – Hirsch (GER)

28.03. Bochum – Matrix (GER)

29.03. Hamburg – Grünspan (GER)

30.03. Uden – De Pul (NL)

31.03. Paris – Cigale (F)

02.04. Strassburg – La Laiterie (F)

03.04. Lyon – Le Kao (F)

05.04. Barcelona – Razzmatazz (E)

06.04. Madrid – Arena (E)

07.04. Bilbao – Rock Star (E)

09.04. Pratteln – Z7 (CH)

10.04. Milan – Alcatrazz (I)

11.04. Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik (GER)

12.04. Aschaffenburg  - Colos-Saal (GER)

13.04. Mons – PPM Fest (Festival) (B)

14.04. Osnabrück – Rosenhof (GER)

16.04. Copenhagen – Amager Bio (DK)

17.04. Malmö – KB (S)

18.04. Stockholm – Klubben (S)

19.04. Lahti – Finlandia-klubi (FIN)

20.04. Tampere – Pallahuone (FIN)

26.04. Mikkeli – Vaakuna (FIN)

27.04. Jyväskylä – Lutakko (FIN)

30.04. Helsinki – Virgin Oil (FIN)

18.05. Sao Paulo – Carioca Club (BRA)

24.05. Santiago – Blondie (CHI)

15.06. Kaarina – Saaristo Open 2013 (FIN)








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Stone, A.R.G., Santa Lucia – The 1st of March, 2013 – Pakkahuone ja Klubi Tampere, Finland

March 7th, 2013
by Arto Lehtinen


The 1st of March 2013

Pakkahuone Tampere Finland

Back in the 80’s, the speed/thrash metal phenomenon spread out like a wildfire all around the world. The speed/thrash mania hit the Finnish soil and new bands started out and popped up in several towns and villages in Finland. Getting a deal with labels was definitely a dream-come-true for several bands. One of these young acts was Stone, who managed to seal the first deal as a speed/thrash metal outfit in Finland. Their self titled debut album drove young metal kids totally crazy and Stone left their mark on Finnish metal history forever. After their four albums in the early 90’s, Stone just went on a long-term hiatus until the late 90’s and early 2000 the speed/thrash legends got on stage. Since then the four-piece has occasionally gigged when time has permitted. Stone announced their return to the stage by doing a handful of shows crisscrossing Finland. The tickets sold like hot cakes. The gig in Tampere was basically one of kind and unique as the roster consisted of two other speed/thrash bands from the heyday of the 80’s namely A.R.G (Ancient Rotten Graveguards) and Santa Lucia. The whole venue was entirely packed by hundreds of old school metal worshippers. Read the rest of this entry »


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Soilwork – Interview with Björn “Speed” Strid

March 7th, 2013
by Peter Atkinson


SOILWORK – Interview with Björn “Speed” Strid

By Peter Atkinson

Photos from facebook.com/soilwork

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March 6th, 2013
by EvilG

Purchase prints for a chance to win PRS SE Paul Allender signature guitar and signature strings

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Paul Allender, lead guitarist for acclaimed British heavy metal act, Cradle of Filth, has launched a contest through his Vomitorium Art Prints, offering fans the chance to win a PRS SE Paul Allender signature guitar and signature strings. All customers who purchase two Vomitorium Art Prints (https://www.facebook.com/vomitoriumltd/posts/433970770013832 ) before March 28, 2013 will be automatically placed into the draw. Each A3 print is of high photographic quality. Email: paul@winterlandstudios.com for more information and to place orders.

Follow Paul Allender on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vomitoriumltd and Twitter @AllenderPaul for the latest info.


Cradle of Filth online…








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LOST SOCIETY: 4th Track-By-Track Video Posted

March 6th, 2013
by EvilG

Finland’s youngest thrash export LOST SOCIETY have posted part 4 of their hilarious track-by-track video series here:

Lost Society - Fast Loud Death

Lost Society – Fast Loud Death

Other track-by-track video segments:

Part 1 http://youtu.be/kmDNf9vmkqQ
Part 2 http://bit.ly/XrgPQx
Part 3 http://bit.ly/YxmnbG

The brand new track “Braindead Metalhead” available for streaming at the following location http://bit.ly/XfD137. The track comes from LOST SOCIETY’s upcoming debut entitled Fast Loud Death. You can also listen to the first single “Trash All Over You” via their official band page (http://bit.ly/taoyfree) on the Nuclear Blast website and download the track for free. Find out why thrash legends like Mille of KREATOR, Schmier of DESTRUCTION, Andreas Kisser of SEPULTURA and many others praise LOST SOCIETY today!

debut album Fast Loud Death was crafted under the watchful eye of famous producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) at the prestigious Sonic Pump Studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM). The fantastic cover artwork was designed by no less than the infamous Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, SANCTUARY, VENOM).

Watch the present the official video clip for the song “KILL (Those Who Oppose Me)” at the following location: http://youtu.be/_VYaSmFcfVM.

Fast Loud Death will be available in North America both digitally and physically with two bonus tracks via Nuclear Blast on April 2.

Fast Loud Death track listing:
01. N.W.L.

02. Trash All Over You

03. E.A.G.

04. KILL (Those Who Oppose Me)
05. Bitch, Out’ My Way

06. Fast Loud Death

07. Lead Through The Head

08. Diary Of A Thrashman

09. Toxic Avenger

10. This Is Me

11. Braindead Metalhead

12. Piss Out My Ass

13. Fatal Anoxia

Bonus tracks:

14. Escape From Delirium

15. I Stole Your Love (KISS cover song)

17, 18, 19, 19. No that’s not today’s winning lottery numbers, it’s the age of the band members of Finland’s most promising new contemporary thrash combo. Founded in early 2010 in Jyväskylä by thrash/speed metal enthusiast Samy Elbanna, the front man gathered an ensemble of passionate allies around him to establish a band that soon would become known as the most energetic up-and-comers Scandinavia had seen in years – LOST SOCIETY!

LOST SOCIETY, went to London on December 9th, 2012 to play at the finals of the renowned “Global Battle Of The Bands” (GBOB). The boys would like to share their great memories of this thrilling trip with you, and have now uploaded a hilarious behind the scenes video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY4pT_IBcRU

For more info visit: www.facebook.com/lostsocietyfinland | www.nuclearblast.de/lostsociety


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(Geoff Tate’s) QUEENSRYCHE’s ‘Frequency Unknown’ Due Out April 23rd

March 6th, 2013
by Celtic Bob
QUEENSRYCHE -  'Frequency Unknown'

QUEENSRYCHE – ‘Frequency Unknown’

The year is 2013 and revolution is calling once again for Queensryche front man Geoff Tate, who is leading the charge with the band’s forthcoming studio effort titled, Frequency Unknown, due out April 23 on Deadline Music/Cleopatra Records.

Although “F.U.” might be perceived as a fitting tribute and salutation, it is, without question, a no-holds barred album of new music featuring original Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate along with an entirely new line-up consisting of bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot/Ozzy Osbourne/Whitesnake/Dio/Blue Oyster Cult), guitarist Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC/Dio), guitarist Kelly Gray (Queensryche 1998 – 2001) and keyboardist Randy Gane (Myth).

For Frequency Unknown, Tate and company invited a few of their friends to come join in on the recording “fun” for what will mark Queensryche’s thirteenth studio album.

The result?

An album containing ten new hard-hitting, distinctively Queensryche songs, four newly-recorded Queensryche classics and an array of well-known guests including guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger), Ty Tabor (King’s X), K.K. Downing (Judas Priest), Craig Locicero (Forbidden) and Chris Cannella along with drummers Paul Bostaph (Slayer/Testament) and Evan Bautista.

Also appearing on the album will be bassist Jason Slater, who has worked on several previous Queensryche projects with Tate including Operation: Mindcrime II and American Soldier.

Slater co-wrote some of the songs on Frequency Unknown with Geoff Tate and is also the album’s Producer.

“I think that the idea of having guest appearances evolved from the time constraints we had imposed on the project,” states Tate. “And I must say that I was humbled by the enthusiasm and excitement of all the players that contributed.”

Frequency Unknown Track Listing

Give it to You
In the Hands of God
Running Backwards
Life Without You
The Weight of the World

Bonus Tracks
(newly-recorded Queensryche classics)

I Don’t Believe in Love
Jet City Woman
Silent Lucidity

Although times have changed for Geoff Tate, his hard rock wavelength, as represented on Frequency Unknown, remains the same.

With Geoff at the helm, Queensryche has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, toured in approximately 50 countries and received four Grammy nominations.

He remains one of the most well-known and respected vocalists in the history of hard rock and heavy metal.

Frequency Unknown.

Coincidental abbreviation?

Fun for all metal heads to sink their teeth into?


Feel free to feast.

Please note: Beginning on April 6th at the Peppermill Casino in West Wenover, Nevada, the band will be hitting the road to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of its epic 1988 release, Operation: Mindcrime. The performance will include all fifteen songs from the album (including “Revolution Calling,” “Operation: Mindcrime,” I Don’t Believe in Love” and “Eyes of a Stranger”) along with other well-known hits and rarities from the catalog they’ve compiled over the past 30 years (see current tour itinerary below).

Operation: Mindcrime was recently named one of the Top 10 Concept Albums of All Time by Guitar World magazine.


April 6 – Peppermill Casino in West Wendover, Nevada
April 9 – Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado
April 10 – Mesa Theater in Grand Junction, Colorado
April 11 – Paramount Theatre in Denver, Colorado
April 12 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico
April 13 – Chrome in Las Vegas, Nevada
April 14 – Marquee Theater in Tempe, Arizona
April 16 – Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona
April 17 – The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, California
April 18 – The Canyon Club in Agoura, California
April 19 – Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California
April 20 – Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California
April 21 – Fillmore in San Francisco, California
April 22 – Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California
April 24 – Emo’s in Austin, Texas
April 25 – The Concert Pub North in Houston, Texas
May 16 – Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 17 – The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois
May 18 – St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin

*More dates to be announced.

For more information on Queensryche, please visit the following:






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