MAYHEM: Norwegian Black Metal Icons Announce Second Leg Of Purgatorium Europæ Tour This Fall; De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Earns #40 Spot On Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time

July 1st, 2017
by EvilG

“…a purposely gloomy and aggressive beast, and one that makes no concessions to outsiders, instead following its own willful and destructive path without any apology. Give it the time it deserves… and it will be with you forever.” — Team Rock on De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas


Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM will embark on the second leg of their European live takeover this fall. The Purgatorium Europæ – Pars Duorum tour will commence September 29th in Berlin, Germany and ravage its way through twelve countries and nineteen cities, drawing to a close on October 27th in Gothenburg, Sweden.

MAYHEM is commemorating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length with a worldwide tour performing the monumental record in its entirety. The cornerstone record recently earned the #40 spot on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time, the prestigious publication noting, “…Mysteriis… remains a singularly potent document, its expressions of alienation and nihilism lent an icy severity by Aarseth’s lacerating guitar buzz, session vocalist Attila Csihar’s arcane croak and presentation of Dead’s lyrical gothic terror and the pummeling drums of Hellhammer (Jan Axel Blomberg).” See the full list at THIS LOCATION.

MAYHEM Purgatorium Europæ – Pars Duorum:
9/29/2017 Colombia Theater – Berlin, DE [tickets]
9/30/2017 Reithalle – Dresden, DE
10/02/2017 Wizeman – Stuttgart, DE [tickets]
10/03/2017 Orpheum – Graz, AT [tickets]
10/04/2017 Le Gueulard – Nilvange, FR [tickets]
10/05/2017 Essigfabrik – Cologne, DE [tickets]
10/06/2017 Hardrock Fest – Avelgem, BE [tickets]
10/07/2017 Soulcrusher – Nijmegen, NL [tickets]
10/08/2017 MS Connection – Mannheim, DE
10/09/2017 Le Grillen – Colmar, FR [tickets]
10/15/2017 Jas Rod – Marseille, FR [tickets]
10/17/2017 Orion Live Club – Rome, IT [tickets]
10/18/2017 Stuk – Maribor, SL
10/19/2017 Randal – Bratislava, SK [tickets]
10/20/2017 Mega Club – Katowice, PL [tickets]
10/21/2017 Progesja – Warschau, PL [tickets]
10/22/2017 Melna Piektdiena – Riga, LT
10/23/2017 Tapper – Tallinn, EE
10/27/2017 Brewhouse – Gothenburg, SE [tickets]

MAYHEM recently self-released De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive. Captured live in Norrköping, Sweden in 2015 during the band’s headlining set at the Black Christmass Festival, the show marked MAYHEM‘s first time ever playing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in full. De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tore Stjerna and NBS Audio and produced by vocalist Attila Csihar and guitarist Teloch with light production by Anne Weckstrom, stage design and production by Jonas Svensson, video recording by Thornfields Production, and video editing by Tamàs Tarczi. The offering is available now on CD, LP, and DVD, as well as digitally. A second pressing of the vinyl edition will be released June 30th on various limited versions.

For CD orders, go to THIS LOCATION. For LP orders, visit THIS LOCATION. In Europe go HERE. For digital orders go HERE where you can also stream the record. The record is also available digitally via Amazon, Spotify, Apple, Deezer, and Tidal. For the full concert, video on demand, and download, visit MAYHEM on Vimeo at THIS LOCATION.

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Road To Jerusalem – New band featuring members of The Haunted, Hypocrisy, Konkhra etc.

July 1st, 2017
by EvilG

Check out the new band Road To Jerusalem. The band is an international act formed late 2016 in Copenhagen featuring members of US, Denmark and Sweden.

The band is:

Per Møller Jensen – Drums (The Haunted, Invocater, Konkhra etc)
Andreas Holma – Bas (Hypocrisy, Scar Symmetry, Soilwork etc)
Michael Skovbakke – Guitars (Konkhra etc)
Josh Tyree – Vocals.

Check out this song from their upcoming release :

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Bongripper + Primitive Man + Apey and the Pea @ The Underworld, Camden, London

June 30th, 2017
by UK Team

Bongripper + Primitive Man + Apey and the Pea

The Underworld, Camden, LONDON

Review by Nathan Slack
Photography by Adrienn Pucher

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RATT – Bassist Juan Croucier

June 30th, 2017
by Marko Syrjala



U.S. icons Ratt are back. The band has gone through many major changes in recent years. After many different steps, turns, lineup changes, and public drama, things are finally solved and the band is back to stay. The current line-up has three original members: vocalist Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren De Martini, and bassist Juan Croucier. The band is complemented by longtime guitarist Carlos Cavazo and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso, who joined Ratt this spring. The band is currently on tour, and now it’s time to find out what they want to do in the future. There has been a talk of a possible new Ratt album and many other things. I met the bassist, Juan Croucier, in June in Sweden Rock. We discussed the band’s plans, the state of new album, Juan’s solo career, and also his early days with Dokken. Read on!

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MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE – 1995 Juno Award Winning Album “Suffersystem” Re-Released

June 30th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Toronto-based experimental metal band MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE will finally see their 1995 Juno Award Winning album Suffersystem re-released on June 30, 2017 via RCA. The album, which highlighted the band’s signature blend of heavy Black Sabbath-inspired guitar riffs, hardcore vocal intensity, and electronic sampling flourishes has been unavailable commercially for over 20 years. This will also mark the first time that the album featuring the singles “Bastard Is As Bastard Does” and “Inside The Walls (Salvaged And Recycled)” will be made available both digitally, and available worldwide.

Recorded in early 1994 at the legendary Chicago Trax Studios with producers Critter (Ministry, Guns N Roses, A Perfect Circle, Blink 182) and Howie Beno (Ministry, Depeche Mode, Tom Jones), Suffersystem features guest appearances from Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum (“Fetal Position”), the late Wesley Willis (“Defense Mechanism”), Ruby’s Leslie Rankine (“Fetal Position”), and cover artwork by legendary illustrator Pushead.

The album would go on to win the Canadian 1995 Juno Award for “Hard Rock Album Of The Year”.

“History was, ummm… not particularly kind to that band,” says vocalist Adam Sewell, laughing. “We worked very hard, and accomplished a lot musically with that record. And then… it just disappeared, as though it never existed. It was like having an important part of your young life erased. I want to thank everyone at RCA, and SONY Music Canada who have helped to have the album re-released. It really means a lot to us. And we’re very happy to finally have it made available world wide for the first time.”

Between 1994, and 1995 the band spent close to 18 months on the road in North America touring in support of the Suffersystem album, including tours with Marilyn Manson, Carcass, Life Of Agony, Fear Factory, SNFU, Pigface, Fight, Skrew, and Soulstorm.

“We spent a lot of years on the road promoting our releases,” adds guitarist Darren Quinn. “Everything was word of mouth, pre-Facebook, MySpace and all of the media services… so this is very exciting for us!”

Suffersystem track listing:
1. Threat By Example
2. Copper Theft
3. Bastard Is As Bastard Does
4. Motionless
5. Inside These Walls (Salvaged & Recycled)
6. Fetal Position
7. Adding Insult To Injury
8. Slowburn
9. Removal
10. Temple
11. Defense Mechanism
12. Sunspots

The heavy, genre defying experimental band formed in 1991 released several EPs: Burn (Epidemic Records, 1992), State Voodoo / State Control (RCA Records, 1994), Pirate Satellite (45 Revolutions Records, 1995), and two full-length albums Suffersystem (RCA Records, 1994), and Direct Reaction Now! (Mercury / Dr. Dream Records,1998).

The band’s Suffersystem album won the 1995 Canadian Juno Award for “Hard Rock Album Of The Year” and they would become the first Canadian band invited on to the massive hard rock touring juggernaut Ozzfest (1998).

After splitting in late 1998, the band reformed for a potential new album in 2007. However, a third album was never recorded, and they have since performed only a handful of times, mostly for charity, benefit, and memorial concerts.

MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE (Suffersystem line-up):
Adam Sewell – vocals / keyboards
Jason Cuddy – guitar
Terry Landry – bass
Darren Quinn – guitar
Dean Dallas Bentley – drums
Stacey Hoskin – keyboards



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Bloodstock Day Tickets on Sale from 30th June! Get them while you can!

June 29th, 2017
by UK Team

BLOODSTOCK release their day tickets at 9am on the 30th June!  Tickets will be priced at £60 (plus booking fee) and are available at http://bloodstock.seetickets.c om.  Four-day ‘weekend tickets with camping’ are also still available, priced £139 (plus booking fee). Children’s weekend tickets are just £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free!  Weekend tickets are selling faster than ever this year and may well sell out entirely before festival weekend, so don’t delay if you want to guarantee access to the UK’s best metal weekender!

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HELIX Release New Single “The Devil Is Having A Party Tonight” Digitally

June 29th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Well, no time like the present to release the new Helix song “The Devil Is Having a Party Tonight”. I was going to release it on Canada Day (July 1st for those who are not Canadian) but Lynda pointed out to me that the long weekend might not be the best time as everyone will be away from their computers.

Anyway, you can now purchase the song as a digital download on CD Baby. Here’s the link straight to the song for purchase:

We’re asking fans to support us by picking up the new tune. I’m also working on putting together a vinyl release which should be out in a couple of months. It will have “The Devil Is Having A Party Tonight” on Side A and “The Tequilla Song” on Side B. That song I wrote with Gord Prior and Steve Georgakopoulos, who I co-wrote THE POWER OF ROCK AND ROLL WITH. The record will be album size even though it’s really a single.

I should also mention here that Brent Doerner (former Helix guitarist and the guy who’s been doing our videos for a couple of years now) is putting together a video for the song. He already has over 60 hours into it. It should be ready by next week. At first we wanted to coordinate the release of the song with the video with the listing on CD Baby, but Kaleb suggested to me that it was actually better to have different releases on different days to help keep the profile of the song up. For instance, today we’re releasing the digital download for sale and for fans to listen to. Next week will be the video. Some time over the next month we’ll be releasing the Tequilla Song as well, and then around September the vinyl should hit. I find it all exciting (no shit) even after all these years. I think the Helix catalouge is now around 160 songs.

The song “The Devil Is Having A Party Tonight” stays in the tradition of past Helix tracks which I describe as “heavy metal pop.” From as early as 1983 we’ve been writing heavy songs but with sing along choruses. I think our “direction” was determined by those years of playing the Canadian bar circuit, where you had to be a travelling Top 40 jukebox to survive…But Helix always liked and played the heavier stuff like Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, and Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow. So instead of playing “Taking Care Of Business” and “Some Kind of Wonderful” we were playing stuff like “Dog Eat Dog” and “Cat Scratch Fever.” While it doesn’t seem too radical now, back in the late 70’s we were about the only band on the circuit playing these kind of tunes.


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Abaddon Interview – With Nulifer and Candy Bones

June 29th, 2017
by UK Team

Abaddon Interview

By Jarod Lawley

Abaddon is the latest metal project by Nulifer and Candy Bones; the married couple behind the gothic industrial group Spectrum-X. They describe their sound as black/thrash, and have just released a new song, ‘Dominator’. We spoke to them to find out more about their music and where this project is heading in the future.

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Misconducters post new song

June 27th, 2017
by EvilG

Misconducters just made available for streaming track #2 from their new album, PARIAH, due for digital release in September and on CD in October. The song “Top Of The Chain” is the first sample of this eight track full length, which is Misconducters’ fifth album and will be released once again via MS Metal.



Artwork is a Misconductors exclusive by Canadian artist Steve Otis.

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BENEATH: Icelandic Death Metal Titans To Unleash Ephemeris Via Unique Leader This Summer; New Track Streaming

June 25th, 2017
by EvilG

Ephemeris is the third full length release from Icelandic death metal titans, BENEATH. The album was
recorded, mixed, and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, At The Gates, etc.), at the acclaimed Studio Fredman in the fall of 2016. After the departure of founding member and drummer Ragnar Sverrison, BENEATH teamed up with Mike Heller (Malignancy, Control/Resist, Fear Factory) to handle the drums for the album. The result is nine tracks of relentless brutality; an odyssey through the forthcoming millenniums of exponential colonization of planets and galaxies by human induced technology; a world where technology has gone way beyond the frontier of the imagination.

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THE DEAD DAISIES Set To Rock America With Biker Event Appearances and Performances

June 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Coming off the band’s appearance at Europe’s biggest biker city event the Hamburg Harley Days Festival in Hamburg, Germany (on Friday, June 23rd) it is announced The Dead Daisies will return to the U.S. for 3 major U.S biker events and performances that follow up the band’s debut Full Throttle Saloon appearance during the Sturgis motorcycle rally last year.

The confirmed performances are as follows:

Wednesday, August 9th, 2007

The Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, SD

Friday, September 1st, 2017

The Easyriders Rodeo in Chillicothe, OH

Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI

“Riding gives you a sense of freedom,” explains singer John Corabi. “When your job, family, and daily pressures of life are weighing you down, you can fire up a bike, get on it and ride, and free yourself of everything. Plus, I think all men have an inner “bad boy” in them, and all women (deep inside) WANT a bad boy, as well. I have to admit I’ve felt a bit “tougher” while I’m riding…that is, until I chipped a nail…LOL.”

In addition to these 3 colossal bike events, The Dead Daisies are working with 12 of the largest Harley-Davidson dealers in the country as part of their Rock N Ride promotion to support their Dirty Dozen National Tour.

This promotion will enable Harley-Davidson owners and customers in the appearance markets to have the chance to win tickets to the bands shows and a chance to meet the band.

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Tim Ripper Owens + Neuronspoiler + Echotime @ Bannermans, Edinburgh, 31st May 2017

June 24th, 2017
by UK Team

Tim Ripper Owens + Neuronspoiler + Echotime

@ Bannermans, Edinburgh

31st May 2017

Review & Photography by Gavin Lowrey

A wet and windy Edinburgh is the venue as the Tim “Ripper” Owens bandwagon rolls into town & and there’s a disappointing crowd in-situ as the evening’s entertainment begins!

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June 24th, 2017
by EvilG

The British Melodic Hard Rock band TEN, are releasing today the second single from their forthcoming 13th studio album entitled “Gothica”, which will be released on the 7th of July, 2017 via Frontiers Records. The brand new track entitled “La Luna Dra-Cu-La”, the lyric video of which we present to you today, is a fast rocker, based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which describes, according to band leader Gary Hughes, “the moment when guests approach Dracula’s castle for the first time, with the full moon illuminating an otherwise obscure and disturbing scene. The Dracula Moon, as the Transylvanian people call it.”

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DIRKSCHNEIDER – New Live Video from upcoming DVD

June 24th, 2017
by EvilG

DIRKSCHNEIDER present the first live video from their upcoming DVD “Live – Back To The Roots – Accepted!” (out in the US on August 18th/ EU on August 4th):

Watch Udo and his band performing their asses off, bringing back that 80s vibe and good memories of Udo’s time with Accept!


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MARTY FRIEDMAN Riffs on New Jackson Signature Guitar + Performs Clips of Upcoming Album, Wall Of Sound, in New Video

June 24th, 2017
by EvilG

New Album, Wall Of Sound, out August 4, 2017 via Prosthetic Records
U.S. Tour featuring SCALE THE SUMMIT and THE FINE CONSTANT Begins August 2

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