The trolls in FINNTROLL return from the darkest depths of Finland to give us another preview of their upcoming human crusher, Blodsvept! The album will be unleashed upon the world via Century Media Records on March 25th in Europe and April 2nd in North America– prepare for TOTAL domination and listen to the new track, “Mordminnen,” here. Read the rest of this entry »
- Disinterred UK Metal Legends CARCASS Sign to Nuclear Blast Records (May 23, 2013)
- SANCTUARY signs worldwide deal with Century Media Records (May 22, 2013)
- EXUMER announces show in Brooklyn, NY! (May 22, 2013)
- SIRENIA: Second Studio Trailer for "Perils Of The Deep Blue" Released (May 21, 2013)
- WHITE WIZZARD releases new track, "Strike The Iron" (May 21, 2013)
- Hypocrisy - Interview With Peter Tägtgren (May 22, 2013)
- Death Dealer-Interview with Sean Peck (May 21, 2013)
- Metal-Rules.com Invades SXSW 2013 - Part Three Cuban Metal Showcase (May 20, 2013)
- Hatriot - Steve Zetro Souza (May 20, 2013)
- Paul Masvidal of Death and Cynic (May 20, 2013)
- DROWNING POOL & FOZZY @ The Garage (May 21, 2013)
- Death To All Tour live at the Theater of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA, April 25, 2013 (May 20, 2013)
- FORGOTTEN TOMB @ The Garage (May 19, 2013)
- MOONSPELL/Insomnium @ The Underworld (May 16, 2013)
- KREATOR @ The Forum (May 14, 2013)
Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD have begun work on a video for the title track of their Century Media debut album, Target Earth. The video, created by Italian filmmaker and multimedia artist, Nicola Piovesan, will recreate in 3D Motion Graphics the visions and artwork of VOIVOD drummer, Away (Michel Langevin). You can check out stills from the work-in-progress video here:
March 20th, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA: Guitar Icon Zakk Wylde has teamed up with Grill ‘Em All to create theBERZERKER BURGER; a monstrous burger with two blackened half pound patties, Eagle Rock Solidarity battered onion rings, white truffle pomme frites, chipotle ketchup, cheddar, and thick cut bacon all smothered in chili. Grill ‘Em All has honored many hard rock and metal legends on their menu – such as Dee Snider, Behemoth, and Napalm Death – but this is the first collaboration of its kind. Fans and burger enthusiasts alike will be able to get their hands on the BERZERKER starting at 12:00pm on Saturday, April 20th at Grill ‘Em All’s restaurant located at 19 E Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801.
“Doing a Zakk Wylde burger is a dream come true for us because the guy is everything we dig about Metal,” saidMatt Chernus, co-owner of Grill ‘Em All. “We though, ‘What would Zakk Wylde like? Um, yeah, beer and spice!’ TWO blackened patties with boozy onion rings, truffle fries, and chipotle ketchup; we know this burg is going to make people meat drunk.” Read the rest of this entry »
with In This Moment and Sacred Mother Tongue
@ The Electric Ballroom, Camden, London
8th March 2013
Review by Soozi Q
Photography by Graham Hilling
Touring machines Halestorm are on yet another European tour at the moment, and for tonight’s show at the Electric Ballroom in Camden they are supported by no- frills British metallers Sacred Mother Tongue and metal act In This Moment, who are fronted by Metal’s answer to Lady Gaga- Maria Brink.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the release on May 28, 2013 of Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986 on DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD and 2LP from Dio [Pre-book order date May 3, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD, $17.98 2CD, TBA vinyl]. The DVD and Blu-ray versions offer fully restored film footage of the complete concert available for the first time. The audio on the 2CD and double LP is fully remastered.
Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986 was recorded at The Spectrum in Philadelphia on June 17, 1986 during the second leg of the “Sacred Heart” tour, which featured new guitarist Craig Goldy. The show was issued in an edited form first on VHS and then DVD. Now for the first time, the full concert is being released as a double LP in the original running order and with remastered sound. It’s an extraordinary live show with a giant animatronic dragon towering over the stage and spectacular laers and pyrotechnics. The line-up for the show is Ronnie James Dio (vocals); Vinny Appice (drums); Jimmy Bain (bass); Craig Goldy (guitar); Claude Schnell (keyboards)
The show features the Dio classics “Holy Diver,” “Don’t Talk To Strangers,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Children,” “Sacred Heart,” “Stand Up And Shout,” “Rainbow In The Dark,” and “We Rock” plus other classic tracks from Ronnie James Dio’s career including “Heaven And Hell,” “Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll,” and “Man On The Silver Mountain”.
Bonus Features [on DVD and Blu-ray] include a Sacred Heart Tour featurette, an interview from ’86 and a separate interview with Ronnie & Craig, as well as the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Children” music video and a Behind The Scenes feature.
Ronnie James Dio and the band deliver a blistering live performance featuring tracks from their first three albums alongside Black Sabbath and Rainbow classics. For those who never got to experience the powerful vocals and mammoth stage prowess of Ronnie James Dio before his passing in 2010, this is the perfect opportunity to view this legendary icon in all his glory.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world. Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.
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Britain’s EVILE will be celebrating this year’s Record Store Day by releasing a split 7″ picture disc vinyl with Swedish death metal legends ENTOMBED.
The limited edition release will feature ENTOMBED’s classic 1990 track, “Drowned”, along with EVILE’s incredible 2012 cover version, available on vinyl for the first time. The 7″ will be available in independent record stores on Saturday, April 20th in strictly limited quantities.
Local favourites EVILE will also be performing a special show for fans at Crash Records in Leeds, UK on April 20th at 4pm. Space is limited, but fans who buy the 7″ vinyl from Crash Records on the day will get free entry to the show (space permitting).
EVILE drummer BEN CARTER comments:
“Evile are looking forward to making some stupidly heavy noise at Crash Records in Leeds on Saturday, 20th April in support of Record Store Day! We’re going to start destroying ears at 4pm, so make sure to get in early as space will be VERY limited! We guarantee this show will be utter carnage and something very different than the norm. We can’t wait to see how a circle pit will work in a record store and need our fans there to show us!!! To mark the occasion, we’ll be selling our new exclusive 7″ split of our cover of Entombed’s ‘Drowned’, with Entombed’s original on the flipside. All this is to show support to indie retailers, so get yer asses down to Crash and show your support for the old school!!!” Read the rest of this entry »
Dutch progressive metallers TEXTURES are excited to announce that Joe Tal will replace Jochem Jacobs who left the band earlier this year.
Joe had to say this about joining TEXTURES:
“I am really superexcited about this, it was a lot of fun doing the audition and jamming with the guys. It feels great to say I’m a part of the group now and I can’t wait to actually get started.”
The band’s official comment:
“It was a big setback for us to see Jochem leave TEXTURES. Jochem was a driving force behind the band from the beginning and helped the band get to where we are right now. But Joe gives us more than enough reason to continue our journey with loads of new ideas and riffs. His diversity, personality, musical taste, the background of the band and of course his great technique were the reasons why we chose Joe to become our new guitarist. This makes us want to play shows and write new music even more than we already did!!”
Joe will make his live debut on a select number of shows this summer. Those new dates are listed below:
31-05: BUMA ROCKS, Doornroosje: Nijmegen, The Netherlands
31-08: Rockstadt Extreme Fest Open Air, Risnov, Brasov, Romania
Here is the link to the video announcing the addition of Joe Tal:
Vreid – Interview with vocalist and guitarist Sture Dingsøyr
Interview by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs
It’s not only phoenixes that rise out of ashes, there are some bands that have has a similar birth. Vreid, or Wrath as their name translates, are one such outfit brought to life following a tragic death in former band Windir. After six strongly received albums though it’s clear that Vreid is far more than just a fill-in for what once was, bringing together the black metal’s untempered edge with the groove of rock n roll, and just a touch of Windir’s ambiance. Giving us a wave is vocalist and guitarist Sture Dingsøyr as he talks new release Welcome Farewell, and what’s been happening since it said hello….
Enthroned @ Electrowerkz
2nd March 2013
Review by Soozi Q
Photography by Michelle Murphy
Videography by Jo Blackened
So, the time arrives for Belgian Black Metal Maestros Enthroned to kick up a storm in London! As part of a five-date UK tour in support of their latest album, Obsidium, Enthroned plus nine of the best upcoming bands of a darker metal nature get together for a loud and proud all- dayer at Islington’s Electrowerkz.
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Classic 1970s-era AC/DC Bassist Mark Evans Auctions High Voltage Gold Record to Benefit Sydney Soccer Team
Former AC/DC bass player Mark Evans is auctioning off a gold record award for High Voltage in order to raise funds to help the Sydney Secondary College girls soccer team travel from Australia to Hawaii in April 2013 to represent their school in international competition. The award was presented to Mark by Atlantic Records France to signify the sale of 100,000 for the High Voltage album, the Australian band’s first European release.
Bidding began at AU$495.00 and currently stands at AU$2000.00. Mark will personally write a message to the highest bidder on the back of the framed award after bids close on March 26. The auction may be viewed at this location:
The winning bidder will also receive a signed copy of Mark’s autobiography, Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC. This acclaimed first-ever inside account of life in the classic AC/DC band includes countless tales of life on the road with Bon Scott, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Phil Rudd, from the barrooms of Australia to the palatial theaters of Paris and Stockholm.
Dirty Deeds is available from Bazillion Points wherever books are sold. The ebook is also now available for download via the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Kobo stores. Read the rest of this entry »
After successfully completing a North American tour with MARDUK and MOONSPELL, Swedish blackened punks DEATH WOLF are now ready to release their new album, II: Black Armoured Death, today in North America! To purchase II: Black Armoured Death, please head over to iTunes for a digital copy and CM Distro for various album formats.
For a preview of the album, please check out the following previously released tracks:
On March 22nd the new AVANTASIA single “Sleepwalking” will hit the online stores for downloading. Tobias and AVANTASIA have also shot a video clip for the song. Check out the images below to get an impression of what the Sleepwalking video will look and feel like. The video was shot in a magical forest in Germany on a snowy winter‘s night. Tobias comments: “It was far below freezing. And there we were, standing in the snow storm for hours, walking through a haunted forest. It felt a bit like Sleepy Hollow meets Brothers Grimm, but the pictures that came out were really great and compensated for the torture.”
About the song itself Tobias says: “Sleepwalking is the most enchanting pop song I’ve ever written. Yes, it’s a pop song, and I am the first to admit it. I love stuff like A-Ha, Cutting Crew, Enya and Sarah Brightman. You know, the whole album is a journey, someone said, that “The Mystery Of Time“ is the most adventurous AVANTASIA album to date. What makes AVANTASIA what it is, is its diversity. We have five double bass songs, two big epics, a beautiful flamboyantly orchestrated ballad, and monumental mid tempo groovy stuff with big choirs. AVANTASIA has always been defined by its diversity and mingling of styles. It is an Epic Metal record and there are so many different things to be discovered, you have to give the album at least ten listens to discover half of what’s going on. Sleepwalking are four wonderful minutes out of 60 minutes, but there is not one song on the album that can represent AVANTASIA on its own, it’s the full 60 minutes you have to pay attention to, to grasp the magic of this piece!”
The new album “The Mystery Of Time” will hit the stores on March 29th, “Sleepwalking” will be released on March 22nd.
Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY, have just uploaded the third album trailer from their upcoming masterpiece End Of Disclosure here: http://youtu.be/ULOWKL0s1PM
You can now pre-order End Of Disclosure, the new album from Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY! Pre-order the album now with or without an exclusive t-shirt design while supplies last from the following location http://goo.gl/X9ABe. Listen to the title-track and “Tales Of Thy Spineless” here http://goo.gl/74ekv
End Of Disclosure North American digipak track listing:
01. End Of Disclosure
02. Tales Of Thy Spineless
03. The Eye
04. United We Fall
05. 44 Double Zero
06. Hell Is Where I Stay
07. Soldier Of Fortune
08. When Death Calls
09. The Return
10. Living Dead (Bonus Track)
Techno thrashers ENDOVEIN will publish their new album on April 22nd, 2013, for My Graveyard Productions and it will be titled “S.I.N. (Supreme Insatiable Need)”.
At this link: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3BMH003RGw) you can listen to a preview of “Daily Show”.