POWERWOLF to release ‘The History Of Heresy II’ 3-disc-boxset on October, 24th

October 12th, 2014
by EvilG

Metal Blade Records announces “The History Of Heresy II“, a massive boxset containing three CDs!

The 2nd part of “The History Of Heresy II” will be out October 24th. Besides featuring the albums “Bible Of The Beast” and “Blood Of The Saints” with bonus tracks, as well as “The Sacrilege Symphony” orchestra album, the boxset includes the 2nd part of the autobiographic hardcover book “The History Of Heresy” with 128 pages full of stories, tour and studio reports. A ton of pictures will be included in the box which comes in lavish hardcover box matt laminated with embossing and partial gloss vanish!

Make sure to pre-order your copy at THIS or at THIS location!

POWERWOLF will celebrate the release during the two upcoming shows in November.
14/11/14 DE – Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
15/11/14 DE – Weissenhäuser Strand – Metal Hammer Paradise

http://www.powerwolf.net
http://www.facebook.com/powerwolfmetal

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MORGOTH resumes working on new album, ‘Ungod’

October 12th, 2014
by EvilG

Returning from a glorious tour with BOLT THROWER, MORGOTH has posted the following update:

“The European tour with BOLT THROWER ended three days ago. We’re back from a fantastic trip and returned to the so called ‘reality’. We are still impressed by all the support we experienced by all of you out there. We would like to thank everybody who was involved in making this tour such a massive success. Now we’ll continue working on the new album…Thank you all and see you in the pits!”

After the band’s victorious reunion in 2011 and the release of the critically acclaimedGod Is Evil 7″ (their first studio release in 18 years), MORGOTH is now working on their new album, Ungod, that is planned for a release in spring 2015. Stay tuned!

If you haven’t heard God Is Evil yet, be sure to check out the title track below:
Youtube: http://youtu.be/w-_ltsAtzmU
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/morgoth-god-is-evil-single

Fans can purchase the 7″ and/or digital download of the single below:
CM Distro (Europe): www.smarturl.it/godisevildistro
CM Distro (North America): www.smarturl.it/godisevil
iTunes: www.smarturl.it/tuqqpn
Amazon: www.smarturl.it/zq2sfq

MORGOTH live:
28.11.2014 – Bucharest (Romania) – November to Dismember Metal Festwww.facebook.com/AxaValahaProductions  / https://www.facebook.com/events/660107030714764
08.11.2014 – Brescia (Italy) – Circolo Colony / Hellbrigade Fest V
www.facebook.com/events/552922864807167 / www.circolocolony.org
17.01.2015 – Dippoldiswalde / Dresden (Germany) – Break The Silence Festival
www.breakthesilence.de
20.02.2015 – Bergen (Norway) – Blastfest
www.blastfest.no / www.facebook.com/blastfestival

MORGOTH line-up:
Marc Grewe – Vocals
Harry Busse – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Sebastian Swart – Rhythm Guitars
Sotirios Kelekidis – Bass
Marc Reign – Drums

MORGOTH discography:
Resurrection Absurd EP (1989)
Eternal Fall EP (1990)
Cursed (1991)
Odium (1993)
Feel Sorry For The Fanatic (1996)
1987 – 1997 The Best Of Morgoth Compilation (2005)
Cursed To Live (2012)
God Is Evil Single (2014)

MORGOTH online:
www.facebook.com/MorgothOfficial
www.morgoth-band.org

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NIGHT DEMON sign to Century Media

October 12th, 2014
by EvilG

NIGHT DEMON from Ventura County (just north of Los Angeles) have recently signed with Century Media for the world outside of Europe for an early 2015 release.  The three-piece heavy metal act is currently on tour with legendary NWOBHM band, Raven with a long string of dates that go into the holiday season.  See dates below.  The band had this to say about joining Century Media:
“We are very excited to be joining the Century Media family. For years we have seen the CM logo synonymous with great bands and a stellar product. The future looks bright for Night Demon, especially now that we have a solid partnership with such a legendary label.”

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EXODUS – Interview With Steve “Zetro” Souza

October 11th, 2014
by Peter Atkinson

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Interview with frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza

By Peter Atkinson

Photos from https://www.facebook.com/exodusattack

When I spoke with Steve “Zetro” Souza last spring, he talked about prepping his new band Hatriot – which includes two of his sons, drummer Nick and bassist Cody – to learn some old songs from his twice-former band Exodus as they readied for upcoming shows in support of Hatriot’s second album, Dawn of the New Centurion. Three months later, he found himself frantically prepping to learn new Exodus material for a very different reason – a chance to return to the band, which had just dismissed frontman Rob Dukes after a nine-year stint, and see if a third time was the charm.

The second go-round ended famously badly in 2004 on the eve of a South American tour, not long after the release Exodus’ comeback album Tempo of the Damned, which followed a long hiatus and the death of singer Paul Baloff – who Souza had replaced in 1986 and whom the band had initially attempted a reunion with. Guitarist Gary Holt’s now-legendary Souza-skewering forum postings from that time are still reverberating around the Interwebs, even though the two have been back on speaking terms for some time. Indeed, they had even shared the stage together on several occasions in recent years.

This new go-round certainly was a whirlwind “courtship.” Less than a week after Dukes’ dismissal, Souza was in the studio laying down the vocals for the new Exodus album Blood In, Blood Out, which was due out Oct. 14 on Nuclear Blast, and soon thereafter the band played a series of festival shows – with Holt often performing double duty with his “other band,” Slayer. A headline tour of South America and a U.S. tour with Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies were set to launch the album.

On the phone from Oakland, Souza spoke excitedly about the rather dramatic turn of events that brought him back into the Exodus fold – which is rounded out by Holt, guitarist Lee Altus, bassist Jack Gibson and founding drummer Tom Hunting – the sense of urgency that fueled the new album and the scramble to get ready to do his part, and making the most of this new/next opportunity – all with lots of football metaphors and F bombs.

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Sweden Rock 2015 – First Bands Announced

October 11th, 2014
by EvilG
Sweden Rock 2015

Sweden Rock 2015

Sweden Rock festival organizers listed  some of the bands set to appear at the 2015 edition of the festival via their official Facebook page:

Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Toto, Backyard Babies, Hammerfall, D-A-D, Nuclear Assault, Dark Tranquillity, Lucifer’s Friend, The Angels, Exciter, The Quireboys, H.e.a.t, Rock Goddess, Hell, Delain, Wolf, Torsson and Steve’n’Seagulls.

And remember: we have more than 70 bands left to announce!” See you on June 3-4-5-6 in Sölvesborg!

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Interview with Jason Netherton of Misery Index

October 10th, 2014
by Arto Lehtinen

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 Interview with Jason Netherton of Misery Index

Interview by Petri da Costa

 After many years of having a frequent schedule of recording and touring, Misery Index had a “break” after promoting “Heirs to Thievery”. They finally came back this year with a very strong new record, “The Killing Gods”, which has been gathering high praises from critics and fans. I called founding member Jason Netherton to talk about the the band hiatus, their new album, touring and Jason’s book about the history of death metal, “Extremity Retained”.

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BLIND GUARDIAN – “Twilight of the Gods” out on December 5, 2014!

October 10th, 2014
by EvilG
Blind Guardian - “Twilight of the Gods” out on December 5, 2014!

Blind Guardian – “Twilight of the Gods” out on December 5, 2014!

The wait is over! Blind Guardian is back! The world’s most popular fantasy metal band gives us Twilight of the Gods; the first single from their long-awaited new album, to be unleashed upon the world in January 2015.

“Twilight of the Gods”, the first creation of the Krefeld, Germany based band in more than four years will be released on December 5, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. Blind Guardian vocalist Hansi Kürsch assures, “this song is a statement about Blind Guardian. The pure definition of all that the band stands for: it is innovative, melodic and brutal.” And thus a perfect choice to get fans into the proper mood for the upcoming album.

“Twilight of the Gods” is a “neck breaker” in the true tradition of Blind Guardian “that will captivate you with the most epic and catchy chorus we’ve ever written,” says Kürsch.

In “Twilight of the Gods” Blind Guardian is singing about the deities’ waning power; no such times are in sight for the band. Blind Guardian is back with a vengeance; with an impressive single from an overwhelming record!

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Taste the New EXODUS BURGER @ the Official “Blood In, Blood Out” Listening Party at Kuma’s Corner in Chicago, IL this Saturday, October 11th!

October 9th, 2014
by EvilG
Exodus Burger

Exodus Burger

Blood In, Blood Out CD + Bonus DVD due out October 14th via Nuclear Blast 

Whether you prefer your burgers rare or well done, fans attending the official EXODUS listening party at Kuma’s Corner on October 11thwill get a taste of Blood In, Blood Out in more ways than one! Come listen to Blood In, Blood Out on loop whilst enjoying the brand new, exclusive EXODUS Burger at Kuma’s Corner in Chicago, IL, this Saturday from 7:00-10:00pm. The listening party will also include awesome EXODUS merch giveaways.

The EXODUS Burger is being served up in celebration of the impending release of the band’s 10th studio album, Blood In, Blood Out, out October 14th via Nuclear Blast. Legions of metalheads and foodies unite to listen to the new record and taste a burger that can only be described as food for the fans (see track 11).

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Devin Townsend Interview

October 9th, 2014
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Devin Townsend

Interviewed by Kate Prothero

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When I first found out that I’d have the opportunity to chat to one of of the most highly thought of and complex musicians in the world, I said yes without really thinking about it. Why would you even hesitate right? As the day of the interview dawned I found myself sat at the computer screen watching Devin Townsend’s live DVD of his fantastical Retinal Circus project… followed by a stint listening to his mellow country record from Casualties of Cool. I had a quick look on his Facebook and Twitter pages, and ‘googled’ him. I’m a fan. I saw him live a few years back, and have purchased most of his back catalogue, however, I pale insignificance to the hoards of mega-fans and obsessives, some of which, according to google, have his face tattooed on various parts of their bodies. He has been admired, obsessed over, copied, scrutinised and lauded as a metal messiah for the best part of 25 years. With these facts in mind, coupled with the sneaky suspicion that I might be completely out of my depth and about to chat to somebody who may well be a wizard or from another planet, or functioning on a higher mental level than me, and my brain might explode during our conversation.

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HammerFall drummer Anders Johansson Leaves Band

October 9th, 2014
by EvilG

hammerfall - AndersAs posted by HammerFall  to their official Facebook page:

Life in a heavy metal band is indeed filled with twists and turns, highs and lows, ups and downs. On Monday, we rolled out our own whiskey, Legacy Of Kings. Today is a shocking and monumental day for all, HammerFall members and fans alike: Anders Johansson has decided to leave the band, after 15 years as the drummer. Brought on by increasing musical differences, as well as a career in the music industry that spans almost four decades, he has come to the conclusion that enough is enough. But fear not, we have already formulated a plan to get us through this even stronger. As a replacement we have found a most excellent drummer in David Wallin, who most notably has been beating the skins in the Swedish industrial force Pain. David will fill the void left by “The Swedish Tank” with his youthful intensity and fantastic musicianship during the upcoming tour. We wish Anders all the best in his future endeavours and hope that 15 years can’t be erased that easily.

Also, basist Fredrik Larsson will have his second child in December, and is therefore on parental leave through March. But we think you will like the choice to fill his shoes. For anyone who is the least bit familiar with HF, this one needs no introduction: handling the 4-string duty in Fredrik’s absence, none other than former guitar player Stefan Elmgren has agreed to make a triumphant return to the band! Yet another reason not to miss catching us live on the upcoming tours, this will be a very unique constellation. So it is with mixed emotions we say goodbye to an old friend and welcome an even older one back into the fold. The Swedish Templars of Steel cannot and will not be subdued, we will carry on heeding the call as long as the crimson thunder still is flowing in our veins. It is not the end of anything, it’s the dawn of a new era. And we welcome it with our hammers high!

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DORO – North American Tour Fan Song Poll Results

October 8th, 2014
by EvilG
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Doro

THE RESULTS ARE IN!  The following are the Top 16 songs from the fan poll! Please note that this is NOT the running order, it is just a list of the fan picks that will all be part of the setlist for this North American tour, in addition to some surprises as well!

What song are you most stocked to see on the list?

1 All We Are
2 Love me in black
3 I rule the ruins
4 Metal Tango
5 Für immer
6 Beyond The Trees
7 Fight for rock
8 Raise Your Fist
9 True As Steel
10 Unholy Love
11 Burn It Up
12 Revenge
13 Burning the Witches
14 Always Live To Win
15 Without you
16 Hellbound

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EXODUS: GUITAR WORLD PREMIERES FIFTH BONUS DVD TRAILER

October 8th, 2014
by EvilG
  • Exodus - Blood In Blood Out (Front Cover)

    Exodus – Blood In Blood Out

    Blood In, Blood Out CD + Bonus DVD due out October 14th via Nuclear Blast 

  •  iTunes Pre-Orders Get “Salt The Wound” & “Blood In, Blood Out” Instant Grat Tracks
  • View Behind-The-Scenes Photos from the “Blood In, Blood Out” Music Video Shoot
  • Try the EXODUS BURGER at the Official “Blood In, Blood Out” Listening Party at Kuma’s Corner on Saturday, 10/11 in Chicago 

In the fifth and final exclusive trailer on GUITAR WORLD.com that showcases material from the bonus “Making Of” DVD entitled “Blood Upon The Goat,” EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting gives fans a tour of his “Goats-R-Us Ranch & Studios” where the band’s tenth studio album Blood In, Blood Out was recorded.

“We took a little bit different approach to the recording of the drums this time,” shares Hunting.  “We wanted a real drum room with live mics to have that ambient room tone.”

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Faithful Darkness: album details and album track available

October 8th, 2014
by EvilG

Faithful Darkness

Swedish melodic death/thrash metallers Faithful Darkness album entitled “Archgod” will be released on 8 December 2014 via Coroner Records.

Faithful Darkness - Archgod

Track List
1. Lies Tells The Truth
2. Snake & Muse
3. The Witness
4. An Ocean Of Time
5. Paradise
6. Where Stars Burn…
7. Banished
8. The End Of It All
9. Corrupted
10. Shaping A Horizon
11. Archgod
12. One And The World
13. A Final Storm

The track “An Ocean Of Time” can be listened to below.

If you can’t see the video please follow this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIBtAul98Pk

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MACHINE HEAD: EXCLUSIVE EPIPHONE FLYING V GUITAR PREMIUM BUNDLES NOW AVAILABLE

October 8th, 2014
by EvilG

The Nuclear Blast USA Webshop is proud to offer this exclusive & extremely limited edition premium MACHINE HEADpre-order bundle for the new Bloodstone & Diamonds album which includes an Epiphone Robb Flynn “MH” Signature Flying V guitar and randomly selected accessories used in the recording of this epic eighth studio release, while supplies last.

Will your bundle include used guitar or bass strings or used guitar or bass picks? What song does Robb Flynn’s handwriting say they were used on?  Will you get used bass drum or tom heads, or used drum sticks?  The only way to find out is by ordering!

Only 250 of these ebony gloss Epiphone Robb Flynn “MH” Signature Flying V bundles are available.  Gear heads curious about the guitar specs can read up on them at this location.

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GENE HOGLAN PULLS DOUBLE-DUTY BEHIND THE KIT FOR SOME OF HEAVY METAL’S FINEST AND HE DOES IT FREQUENTLY!

October 8th, 2014
by EvilG
Gene Hoglan

Gene Hoglan

Legendary heavy metal drummer GENE ”THE ATOMIC CLOCK” HOGLAN is no stranger to holding his own behind the kit and is one of metal’s most in demand drummers.

GENE is currently playing with TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK, DEATH DTA TOURS, as well as doing appearances with “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE”, his one-man show. The concept behind “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE” is to give the fans what they want: The ultimate “GENE” experience. In addition to telling personal stories and playing along to your favorite tracks, Hoglan reveals some of his secret techniques and tips to help all drummers and musicians at all levels.

Later this month Hoglan will bring his Experience to Poland for 3 appearances during DRUM FEST.

Oct. 17th: Gliwice, Centrum Kultury Studenckiej Mrowisko
Oct. 18th: Opole, Panstwowa Szkola Muzyczna
Oct. 19th: Wroclaw, Zaklete Rewiry
Get your tickets now at http://www.drumfest.pl

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