PRETTY MAIDS To Release Kingmaker November 4th

August 30th, 2016
by Celtic Bob


“Kingmaker” is PRETTY MAIDS’ highly anticipated follow up to 2013’s critically and commercially successful release “Motherland”, a record that continued the “revitalized” path that the band set out upon with the now classic album “Pandemonium”.  “Kingmaker” is set for release November 4th via Frontiers Music srl.

“Kingmaker” is available for pre-order via Amazon and iTunes.  Digital pre-orders come with instant downloads of “Face the World”.

It’s always difficult to follow a successful and inspired record, but “Kingmaker” shows PRETTY MAIDS are still in the freshest and most vital phase of their career since the early 90’s.

The production is absolutely stellar thanks to Jacob Hansen (Volbeat), who has given the band a sound that not only reinvigorates them, but also incorporates the soundscapes of the past. Modern and classic at the same time, if you will.

What can then be said about Ronnie Atkins and Ken Hammer? One of the best song writing teams in the genre, hands down. Atkins’ voice just gets better and better as the years go by. Menacing and vicious one minute, melodic and soothing the next. Likewise, Hammer is on fire here and lays down some of his heaviest riffs in recent memory.

Every track on this beauty is worthy of attention whether it is an in-your-face melting barn burner such as the one-two starters “When God Took A Day Off” / “King Maker”, “Bullseye”, and “Humanize Me” or timeless melodic metal anthems such as “Face the World” and “Heaven’s Little Devil” or even a superb power ballad like “Last Beauty on Earth”. This record has everything PRETTY MAIDS could possibly ask for!

Don’t miss them when they play live in a city near you – you’ll be blown away by the explosion of Danish dynamite!

Lineup
Ronnie Atkins – vocals
Ken Hammer – guitars
Rene Shades – bass
Allan Tschicaja – drums
Produced by Jacob Hansen

TOUR DATES:
Nov. 24th Gothenburg/Sweden  Venue: Sticky Fingers
Nov. 25th Gävle/Sweden   Venue: Dirty Harry
Nov. 26th Stockholm/Sweden   Venue: Fryshuset
Dec. 9th Esbjerg/Denmark   Venue: Tobakken
Dec. 10th Aalborg/Denmark   Venue: Skraaen
Dec. 16th Horsens/Denmark   Venue: Horsens Ny Teater

TOUR DATES (with Gotthard)

FEB 9                   Ravensburg (DE) Oberschwabenklub
FEB 10                   Regensburg (DE) Airport Obertraubling
FEB 11                   Ulm (DE) Ratiopharm Arena
FEB 13                   Frankfurt (DE) Batschkapp
FEB 14                   Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
FEB 15                   Hannover (DE) Capitol
FEB 17                   Osnabrück (DE) Hyde Park
FEB 18                   Oberhausen (DE) Turbinenhalle
FEB 19                   Freiburg (DE) Zäpfle Club
FEB 22                  Milan (ITA) Alcatraz
FEB 24                  Bilbao (SPA) Santana 27
FEB 25                  Madrid (SPA) La Riviera
FEB 26                  Barcelona (SPA) Razzmatazz 2
MAR 2                   München (DE) Tonhalle
MAR 6                   Wien (A) Gasometer
MAR 7                   Nürnberg (DE)                       Löwensaal
MAR 8                   Saarbrücken (DE) Garage
MAR 9                   Balingen (DE) Volksbankmesse

For More Info Visit:
www.prettymaids.dk
facebook.com/prettymaids
twitter.com/pmaids

 

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Slaves On Dope To Release New Album this September

August 30th, 2016
by Celtic Bob

The ILS Group (ILS), a leading distribution and label services company dedicated to bringing independent artists and labels to a major audience, is excited to announce the release of Slaves On Dope’s latest release HORSE on September 23, 2016 to be marketed and distributed globally by ILS through its partnership with the Universal Music Group.

Formed in 1993 by Jason Rockman and Kevin Jardine in Montreal (Québec), Slaves On Dope somewhat eschewed the Grunge music explosion of the time for a new and heavier Metal sound.  The band relocated from their native Montreal to Los Angeles quickly signing with Ozzy Osbourne’s Divine Recordings. The subsequent release, Inches From The Mainline, helped the band reach a much larger audience through radio airplay, retail sales, and live appearances including the Ozzfest and the SnoCore Tours alongside Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, Godsmack, Incubus, Disturbed, Linkin Park, QOTSA, Fear Factory, Soulfy and more.

After over 23 years together, Slaves on Dope return with HORSE, an album that will redefine what the world thinks of the band. Enlisting the likes of Darryl McDaniels (RUN DMC), Bill Kelliher (Mastodon), H.R (Bad Brains) and Lee-la Baum (The Damn Truth). The cover art is an original painting created especially for the release by Marvel Comics artist Marco Rudy. HORSE is the next chapter in the story that is Slaves On Dope.

“It was a dream come true to collaborate with members of RUN DMC, Mastodon and Bad Brains. These are all bands we have idolized and respected forever. It speaks volumes to the passion for creating and giving back!” –Jason Rockman

To pre-order the new album on iTunes (and receive downloads automatically of the two aforementioned tracks, and are also available for purchase separately) visit http://smarturl.it/HORSE_iT, to pre-order the CD visit https://amzn.com/B01IRB5C74, and to check out a teaser for the forthcoming “Scriptwriter” music video, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ2RgzPssVQ.

‘Horse’ confirmed track listing:

01 – “Electric Kool-Aid”
02 – “Health Food & Heroin”
03 – “Freebasing”
04 – “K-Hole”
05 – “Script Writer” (feat. Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels)
06 – “Interplanetary Mission” (feat. Bill Kelliher)
07 – “Liquid Sunshine” (feat. HR)
08 – “Codependency” (feat. Lee-La Baum)
09 – “P&P”
10 – “Disco Biscuit“

For additional information:
http://www.slavesondope.com
https://www.facebook.com/slavesondopeofficial/

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Canadian Author Extraordinaire MARTIN POPOFF’s Books

August 30th, 2016
by Celtic Bob

…mostly $14.

Some of this is still copies that went to Max Webster tribute band show and back, but are new, plus the Trooper beer party. Just been packed in a box, put on a table, repacked and brought back to office, so a little “travelled.”

A few of these have been to a store (Book City), but they are otherwise new and clean. Mostly with the new titles, I blew a shift signing them, so I have to razor out the second title page, which you probably won’t even notice got done, and sign for you on the other title page. A couple, I can’t even see why they are in the box. If you take two or three, because they go so fast, I’ll gladly throw in a new/mint or two without talking about it, because the hurts sell within hours and I like packing up more than one book per package!

Anyway, here’s what I’ve got. Email me back ASAP if you want to reserve any of these. These go VERY fast. I barely get to tell any of you before I’m out. Shipping is extra, but starts to look better with more than one book ordered. Shipping is super cheap to the US.

Email me with your picks and PLEASE REMIND ME WHERE I’M SHIPPING TO (country is good enough) and I’ll fire you back a total with shipping. This is in US dollars.

Rainbow: English Castle Black       7 copies                       $14
Dio: Light Beyond the Black            22 copies                     $14
This Means War: The Sunset Years of the NWOBHM    2 copies           $14
Who Invented Heavy Metal?                       1 copy             $14
Scorpions: Top of the Bill                             2 copies                       $14
Wind of Change: The Scorpions Story       2 copies                       $14
Sweating Bullets: The Deth And Rebirth Of Megadeth    3 copies           $14
Sweating Bullets: The Deth And Rebirth Of Megadeth (340 p book, but starts one starts on p. 33, the other on p. 35!)      2 copies           $6
Goldmine Heavy Metal Price Guide                        1 copy             $14
The Deep Purple Royal Family: Chain of Events Through ’79               $14
A Castle Full of Rascals: Deep Purple: ’83-’09      2 copies                       $14
Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History                      2 copies                       $18
Fighting My Way Back: Thin Lizzy 69-76 (book 1 of 3)   2 copies                       $14
Ye Olde Metal: 1979             3 copies                       $14
Ye Olde Metal: 1976             2 copies                       $14
Ye Olde Metal: 73 – 75         1 copy             $14

Rock on,
Martin Popoff

See www.martinpopoff.com for info on my 54 books.
Latest are:
Ramones at 40
Time and a Word: The Yes Story
This Means War: The Sunset Years of the NWOBHM

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THE BAND “SOTO” – Featuring The Vocals Of JEFF SCOTT SOTO – LEAVES LABEL

August 30th, 2016
by Celtic Bob

The band SOTO, featuring veteran vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, recently parted ways with their label after 2 slamming albums – Inside The Vertigo and DIVAK. The band is in preparations for additional touring in 2017 beginning February 10 in Wolverhampton, U.K.  In addition, the band is working on their 3rd album, while locking in a new home for it.

Coming off a busy year of touring world-wide, the band will hit the studio to write, and record much anticipated new music. This third, yet untitled album, will follow up both Inside The Vertigo and DIVAK with a much heavier direction than the previous two albums.

Keep up on all things SOTO or Jeff Scott Soto here: www.facebook.com/SOTOofficial OR www.facebook.com/JeffScottSoto.

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Anthrax: Innovative Stop Motion Video for “Monster At The End”

August 30th, 2016
by Celtic Bob

The original concept was to have four still photographers placed strategically on a Florida set while the five members of Anthrax performed their new song “Monster At The End” live.  Each photographer would hold down his camera’s shutter button continuously for the near-four minute-long song, capturing a steady stream of hundreds of still images.

“Hey, it might have been a great idea,” laughed video director Jack Bennett, “but holding down the shutter button on a still camera for that long a time?  All we would have ended up with were four jammed cameras!”

Shooting the entire video with Super Sharp HD video still cameras, Bennett wanted an animated, staccato-feel to the flow of the individual images.  “Video shutter speeds are faster and more reliable than anything we could have done manually, and we wanted as big a pool of still images to choose from as we could get.”

In post-production, Bennett went through the footage frame by frame and hand-picked the still images he wanted to animate – hundreds of them.  Rather than print the video at 24 frames per second, he animated movement of the band members using the still images, creating a jagged, crude motion.  “We didn’t want fluidity, we wanted the video to have more of a comic book feel to it, like flipbook animation.”

This also allowed Bennett to hang on the band members’ individual movements to accentuate the power of their playing, such as the strength in Charlie Benante’s drum hits, or Scott Ian’s strumming or Frank Bello’s rhythm.

And then the real fun began.

Bennett and his crew went one step further, taking a cue from the legendary Walt Disney animators of the 1920s and 1930s, who used the technique of rotoscoping, the art of painstakingly hand-painting individual cels to embellish a primary image.

Employing the fundamentals of rotoscope, Bennett has peppered the video with monsters, tattoos that come alive, explosions, popping eyeballs, speech bubbles, morphed images, and nods to the influence of ‘Creepshow.’  There’s even a frame or two of The Skull King, the evil character from Anthrax’s “Blood Eagle Wings” music video that Bennett also directed.  Actor Justin Michael Terry, who played The Skull King, is The Runner in “Monster At The End.”

“We used a lot of stop-motion effects as well as other special and visual effects in the same way as was done in the original ‘Exorcist’ film,” Bennett added.  “We even added a little bit of grain, some dust and some scratches just to give it that analog feel.”

As the music video unfolds, the frame rate increases, giving the band members more and more fluid movements until the final chorus when the video is full-on 24-frames per second.  “You could watch this video one frame at a time,” Bennett added, “and probably not find everything we did.”

“The ‘Monster at the End’ video takes us back to our love of comics and horror,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante.  “We’ve always loved the ‘Creepshow’ movies and wanted something like that for this video.  Jack is easy to work with, all we did was perform the song, he did the real work with the editing and achieving the look that we wanted.”

Bennett wraps the video with one more surprise, an unexpected ending that goes to show that in the end, there’s a little bit of the monster in all of us.

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Mantas / Abaddon / Demolition Man – VENOM INC.

August 28th, 2016
by Arto Lehtinen

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INTERVIEW WITH MANTAS, ABADDON, AND DEMOLITION MAN OF VENOM INC.

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Venom Inc. is an incarnation of Venom with Mantas, Abaddon and Demolition Man. Metal-Rules.com had the tremendous pleasure to sit down with Venom Incand talk about how everything started out and how the hectic schedule has brought the band all over the world. There’s no need to say more, so here’s the interview with Venom Inc. 

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Simone Simons of Epica Gives us a look into the The Holographic Principle

August 27th, 2016
by Metal Rules

Interview by Robert Cavuoto

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Epica’s newest release, The Holographic Principle, will be available on September 30th and truly represents the most impressive and powerful expression of the bands boldly inventive sound yet. One listen to thunderous new songs like “Edge Of The Blade” and “Universal Death Squad” will confirm that this CD is Epica’s heaviest album to date. Meanwhile, the shimmering soundscapes and multi-layered melodrama of “Once Upon A Nightmare” and the towering 11-minute title track confirm that The Holographic Principle is also the band’s most musically extravagant and daring release so far. With lashings of sumptuous orchestration and a never-ending stream of ingenious but brutal metal riffs and propulsive rhythms underpinning the whole explosive enterprise, this is an album that raises the bar for the entire symphonic metal genre.

I caught up with lead vocalist, Simone Simons to talk about this daring new CD, The Holographic Principle, and the works that goes into making a symphonic metal masterpiece.

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SONATA ARCTICA Release Second Trailer For The Ninth Hour!

August 26th, 2016
by EvilG

Finnish power metal titans, SONATA ARCTICA, will unleash their new studio album called The Ninth Hour on October 7th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have released the second trailer in support of this upcoming record. Watch is on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel!

If you missed part one, you can view it here:
Trailer 1 

More on The Ninth Hour:
“Closer To An Animal” OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO
Purchase the digital single here: http://nblast.de/SonataArcticaDownloads

Here is the full tracklist of The Ninth Hour:
01. Closer To An Animal
02. Life
03. Fairytale
04. We Are What We Are
05. Till Death’s Done Us Apart
06. Among The Shooting Stars
07. Rise A Night
08. Fly, Navigate, Communicate
09. Candle Lawns
10. White Pearl, Black Oceans Part II – “By The Grace Of The Ocean”
11. On The Faultline (Closure To An Animal)

Choose your favorite format and order it in our shop: http://nblast.de/SonataTheNinthHourNB

Once again, the upcoming album was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen, to create a recognizable yet refreshing sound that defines the spirit of the band in the year 2016.

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Rob Zombie is gearing up for the release of his new movie 31

August 26th, 2016
by Celtic Bob

Rob Zombie is gearing up for the release of his new movie 31, set to be released in select theaters on 9/1. The film follows the horrific story of five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large compound.  The carnies are forced to play 31, a life or death game.  Tickets are now available for the ONE NIGHT SPECIAL “SNEAK PREVIEW” SCREENING which includes exclusive premiere of 31, world premieres of brand new videos “Gore Whore” and “Get Your Boots On” as well as a one-on-one Q&A with Rob and behind the scenes footage.

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HAMMERFALL Unleash First Video From New Album

August 26th, 2016
by Celtic Bob

Sweden’s Heavy Metal legends HAMERFALL are back, and are not just celebrating 20 years of a successful career which inspired an entire genre and beyond, but they are also releasing their brand new and 10th studio album ‘Built To Last’ on November 4th 2016 on Napalm Records!

Today the band unleashed the first track by unveiling a lyric video for the song ‘The Sacred Vow’.

“Choosing a track for this was not easy, as we had several suitable songs. But “The Sacred Vow” is a pretty classic HammerFall tune and very representative of the album as a whole: speed, power, energy and with a catchy chorus that oozes of heavy metal spirit.” the band comments.

Get your full dose of HAMMERFALL’s heavy metal spirit, and tune into ‘The Scared Vow’ HERE courtesy of Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog”

In times when finest steel was no longer considered the crowning of our beloved genre, HAMMERFALL came to the rescue and blew everyone away with melodic finesse and sincerity: longplayers such as ‘Glory To The Brave’ (1997) and ‘Renegade’ (2000) quickly established the Swedes as pioneers of a modern version of classic 80s metal – and they surely haven`t slowed down any since! ‘Built to Last’ – the tenth album in a career spanning twenty years – definitely boasts a programmatic title and brilliantly displays the strengths of the band. Highly melodic and swift anthems, aggressive lead guitars, choruses you`d kill your mother for and Joacim Cans` inimitable, steel-melting voice (recorded once more with James Michael / SIXX AM in L.A.) turn this oeuvre into one of the most consistent, exciting and passionate HAMMERFALLever recorded!

‘Built To Last’ will be released on November 4th 2016 on Napalm Records.

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The track list for ‘Built To Last’ reads as follows:

1) Bring It!
2) Hammer High
3) The Sacred Vow
4) Dethrone And Defy
5) Twilight Princess
6) Stormbreaker
7) Built To Last
8) The Star Of Home
9) New Breed
10) Second To None

In support of their new album, HAMMERFALL will be hitting the road on a recently announced extensive European tour. Catch HAMMERFALL live, when they return to Europe on the following dates, presented by Metal Hammer, EMP, musiX and Metal.de. More dates to come!

12.01.17 DE – Bremen / Aladin
13.01.17 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle 1
14.01.17 DE – Bamberg / Brose Arena
16.01.17 NL – Utrecht / Tivoli Vredenburg
17.01.17 BE – Antwerp / Trix
18.01.17 DE – Fulda / Wartenberg Oval
20.01.17 DE – Langen/Frankfurt / Stadthalle
21.01.17 CH – Pratteln / Z7
22.01.17 CH – Pratteln / Z7
25.01.17 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
26.01.17 DE – Filderstadt / Filharmonie
27.01.17 DE – München / Backstage
28.01.17 DE – Kaufbeuren / AllKart Halle
29.01.17 IT – Mailand / Live Club
31.01.17 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
01.02.17 AT – Wien / Arena
02.02.17 AT – Graz / Orpheum
03.02.17 CZ – Zlin / Hala Euronics
04.02.17 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
06.02.17 DE – Berlin / Huxley´s Neue Welt
07.02.17 DE – Hamburg / Große Freiheit 36
08.02.17 DK – Copenhagen / Amager Bio

Tickets are now available and on www.metaltix.com!

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

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MAC SABBATH Launches “Clown Power Tour”

August 26th, 2016
by Celtic Bob

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The kings of “extra cheesy” metal covers, MAC SABBATH, kick off their summer headline tour today with a performance at the official Psycho Las Vegas pre-party, taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel Paradise Pool stage in Las Vegas. In celebration of today’s tour kick-off, MAC SABBATH manager Mike Odd sat down with Vegas Seven to chat about Psycho Las Vegas, some band history, and more! There, you can also check out a brand new official live video of the band performing “Chicken Of The Slaves”. See it all here: http://vegasseven.com/2016/08/25/mac-sabbath-metal-munchies/

On the Clown Power Tour, MAC SABBATH will be joined by equally mesmerizing one-man, painted Elvis Presley project, Clownvis Presley, originally discovered on Season 5 of America’s Got Talent. The Clown Power Tour will run for about a month, ending in Tucson, AZ at September 17th. See below for a full listing of MAC SABBATH tour dates.

MAC SABBATH Clown Power Tour Dates:
8/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel – no Clownvis Presley (Psycho Las Vegas)
8/27 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre – no Clownvis Presley
8/28 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
8/30 – Green Bay, WI @ Lyric Room
8/31 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Complex
9/1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
9/2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
9/3 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
9/4 – Rochester, NY @ The Montage Music Hall
9/5 – Burlington, VT @ Club Metronome
9/7 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
9/8 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
9/9 – Augusta, NJ @ Sussex County Fairgrounds (New Jersey Taco Festival)
9/10 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Ballroom
9/12 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
9/13 – Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s
9/14 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
9/15 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep – no Clownvis Presley
9/16 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad – no Clownvis Presley
9/17 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress – no Clownvis Presley

Mixing raucous comedy with borderline-horrific theatrics, the only thing more petrifying than impending health problems resulting from years of overeating is a MAC SABBATH show. Show attendees should be prepared to partake in the fun – MAC SABBATH puts on a theatrical, multimedia stage show – complete with a smoking grill, laser-eyed clowns, bouncing burgers and many more magical surprises… basically anything and everything an unwary show-goer could ever want in their wildest dreams.

“… one of the most interesting bands to come around in a long, long time. They have Dead Kennedys’ outrageous sense of humor mixed with total irreverence and ornate style on top of a solid, engaging performance (even if the crowd is reluctant to respond). So while this whole thing was probably thought up after eating too many pot brownies, it is one of the most brilliant ideas in a long time.”­
– Troy Farah, Phoenix New Times

“This is not a drill. Be it exchanging Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” for a “Pair-a-buns” or “Iron Man” for a “Frying Pan,” these food-focused musical dweebs are cooking up something hot ‘n’ ready just for you.” – Alicia Lutes, MTV.com

“The most impressive-and terrifying-thing about Mac Sabbath is that they’re actually really good. Ronald channels his inner Ozzy onstage, from the manic jumping to the frantic hand waving…” – Bryan Rolli, Paste Magazine

“Even if the songs are dripping with onions and extra cheese, Mac Sabbath put on one righteous stage show, complete with smoke machines, gritty power chords, and endless head-banging.” – Chris Coplan, ConsequenceofSound.net

Named by Buzzfeed as one of the “13 Metal Bands You Didn’t Know How to React To”

Hungry for more? Check out some MAC SABBATH livevideos via YouTube here:
“Frying Pan” – https://youtu.be/m1wkfJY3AZM
“Pair-a-Buns” – https://youtu.be/GiAO2-SH3Wc

Follow MAC SABBATH:
www.facebook.com/macsabbath/
Twitter: @macsabbath
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IG: @officialmacsabbath

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Opeth – Sydney Opera House Show is Sold Out!

August 26th, 2016
by EvilG

It was the gentle cryptic teasing that left OPETH and Rock / Metal fans in a general state of wonder and intrigue. The OPETH logo superimposed over a picture of the famous Sydney Harbour. Was an Australian Tour announcement imminent? Fans didn’t have to wait long and the announcement left them ecstatic. To celebrate the release of band’s 12th studio album Sorceress, on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.OPETH announced 3 special shows at historic venues around the world in support of the record: Radio City Music Hall in New York on October 1st, SSE Wembley Arena in London on November 19th and the famed Sydney Opera House in Australia on February 6th 2017 which will see OPETH will be performing music from their upcoming album, Sorceress, as well as fan favorite cuts from their celebrated catalog and will be opening the shows with a special set featuring material fromDeliverance & Damnation.

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A unique and stunning announcement; one of the most influential and innovative bands of their era performing at one of the most iconic (in design and prestige) concert halls on the planet; an epic event unlikely to be seen again. People were left in amazement and a state of angst set in as people rushed to secure a ticket to this historic event.

We can hereby announce that in just a matter of hours of going on sale this monumental show is officially SOLD OUT! Those lucky people who purchased a ticket will be left with a memory of a lifetime…… This is really happening people.

Thank you David Roy Williams www.metropolistouring.com & Northern Music Co. and of course more than anyone, Opeth for making this event possible.

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ANTHRAX’s Performance On Seth Meyers

August 26th, 2016
by Celtic Bob

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Anthrax not only made its “Late Night with Seth Meyers” debut this week, but hung out with the iconic Robert De Niro.  Check out the band’s live performance of their new single, “Monster At The End,” here: http://bit.ly/2bIYbEm

To support the band’s critically-acclaimed new album For All Kings and in celebration of their 35th anniversary, Anthrax hits the road this fall with Slayer starting September 9 in Cleveland; dates are below.

SEPTEMBER
9   Jacob’s Pavilion, Cleveland, OH
10   Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
11   Ground Zero, Travers City, MI*
12   Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
13   Metropolis, Montreal, PQ
15   Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
16   Anthology, Rochester, NY*
17   Revolution Rock Fest., Mashantucket, CT
18   Rock Allegiance Festival, Chester, PA
20   Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
21   Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL*
22   The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
24   Houston Open Air Festival, Houston
25   Knotfest, Devore, CA
27   Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
28   Fillmore, Miami, FL
29   Club L.A., Destin, FL*
30   Horseshoe Casino Tunica, Tunica, MS

OCTOBER
1   Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville, KY
3   Norva, Norfolk, VA
4   Orange Peel, Ashveille, NC*
5   Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
6   Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA*
7   Gas Monkey Live, Dallas, TX
8   ACL at the Moody Theatre, Austin, TX
10   Fillmore, Denver, CO
11   The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
12   Rev Hall, Boise, ID*
13   The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
14   The Hill event Center, Idaho Falls, ID*
15   Revolution Concert House, Garden City, ID
16   Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA*  (offer)
17   ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge, AB
19   S. Okanagan Cvents Centre, Penticton, BC
20   Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC
21   Hawthorn Theatre, Portland, OR*
22   Discovery Park, Elverta, CA (w/Aftershock)
23   Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
22   Aftershock Festival, Sacramento, CA
25   Orpheum Theatre, Flagstaff, AZ*
26   Top Deck, Famington, NM*  (offer)
27   El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX**

* Anthrax & Death Angel

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THREAT SIGNAL announce European tour with VADER

August 26th, 2016
by Celtic Bob

Canada’s melodic thrash metallers THREAT SIGNAL have a lot in store for the near future, now that their new album “Disconnect” is finally on the way. The band will be paving the way for its early 2017 release on road, having teamed up with death metal heavyweights Vader and Hate Eternal for a European tour starting this November. The first dates have been revealed and are available below.

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On top of that, the upcoming tour will officially introduce Christian Olde Wolbers (ex-Fear Factory) as THREAT SIGNAL’s new live bassist. Christian will be taking the place of Pat Kavanagh – the band’s long-standing member and co-author of “Disconnect” – only at shows, as Pat will continue his work with the band off stage.

THREAT SIGNAL commented: “We would like to officially welcome Christian Olde Wolbers (ex Fear Factory) into Threat Signal as our new bass player! Christian has been involved with us since the very beginning, having produced and recorded our debut album Under Reprisal. He recently preformed live with us during a short string of local dates, and we had a blast!”

On the upcoming European tour, they added: “You can catch us this November touring Europe alongside Vader and Hate Eternal. We are very excited to bring our live show across the pond again! Especially playing with bands of this caliber. Can’t wait!”

THREAT SIGNAL’s highly anticipated new album, “Disconnect”, will be the first one for Agonia Records, after the band left Nuclear Blast’s roster earlier this year. It’s final release date and details will be revealed over the coming weeks.

“Rise Of The Empire: Europe 2016 Tour”
Vader + Hate Eternal + Threat Signal
Dates (more TBA):
04.11.2016 – GER –  Bad Oeynhausen at Druckerei
05.11.2016 – GER – Andernach at Juz-Libe-Club
06.11.2016 – GER – Arlon at L’Entrepot
09.11.2016 – CH – Zurich at Dynamo
11.11.2016 – ITA – Brescia at Circolo Colony
13.11.2016 – NL – Rotterdam at Baroeg
14.11.2016 – UK – London at The Dome
19.11.2016 – GER – Essen at Turock
20.11.2016 – GER – Leipzig at Täubchenthal

More about THREAT SIGNAL:

Since their critically acclaimed debut offering “Under Reprisal” (2006), which won the Canadian Recording Of The Year Award at the Hamilton Music Awards, THREAT SIGNAL became internationally recognised as one of the best modern acts in thrash metal. Their latest two installments, the intense “Vigilance” (2009) and reinvented “Threat Signal” (2011), have both met with unrelenting hype, with each entering the Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Chart, at #32 and #26.

THREAT SIGNAL came to life in 2003 and immediately began generating growing interest within the metal community. Their debut song “Rational Eyes” hit #1 on the international music website GarageBand.com and maintained that position for over two years. As a result, the young band signed to Nuclear Blast and started intensive touring, having performed with act’s such as Children Of Bodom, Soilwork, Motorhead, Saxon, Opeth, Kataklysm, Hatebreed, Epica and Arch Enemy.

THREAT SIGNAL combines the complexity of thrash metal, with a more contemporary groove sound involving technical rhythms, and melodic musical passages. The band is led by frontman Jon Howard (vocals), together with Travis Montgomery (guitars), Pat Kavanagh (bass) and Matt Perrin (guitars). Christian Olde Wolbers (ex-Fear Factory) is the band’s live bassist.

THREAT SIGNAL on-line:
Facebook: https://facebook.com/threatsignal
Twitter: https://twitter.com/threatsignal
YouTube: http://youtube.com/threatsignal

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GWAR Announce October Tour Dates

August 26th, 2016
by Celtic Bob

GWARTOUR

Following another extremely successful GWAR B-Q, your Lords and Masters are GWAR pleased to announce another round of tour dates for this October.  Joining them on the tour are Darkest Hour and Mutoid Man.  This run kicks off October 27th in Norfolk, VA and runs through October 30th in Washington, DC.  Tickets for the Washington DC show go on sale August 25th while Norfolk and Millvale shows go on sale this Friday August 26th.  Details on the Brooklyn show will be announced soon.

These new dates are in addition to their previously announced dates with Crowbar and Mutoid Man as well as their appearance at Riot Fest Chicago.  A completed list of dates can be found below.  It has also been confirmed that Sleazy P. Martini will be accompanying the band on all of these dates, who had the following to say:

“As manager of GWAR and America’s benevolent deep state dictator Sleazy P. Martini. I want to encourage as many Americans as possible to shun the false left-right dichotomy that is politics and make their voices heard by coming out to see GWAR defend their belts on tour this year. And while your vote will have no effect on the Presidential election this year you can take pleasure in watching Trump and Clinton fight to the death. So come out and support democracy by watching GWAR take on all comers in a political death match knowing that at least it’s not rigged… this time.”

GWAR W/ Crowbar and Mutoid Man:
9/14: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
9/15: Cleveland, OH @ Agora
9/16: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest (Humbolt Park)*
9/17: Detroit, MI @ Harpos
9/18: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

GWAR W/Darkest Hour, Mutoid Man
10/27: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10/28: Millville, PA @ Mr. Smalls
10/29: Brooklyn, NY – Venue TBA
10/30: Washington, DC @ 930 Club

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