Wynken Delirium ; Malaysia – Finland metal coalition

February 5th, 2014
by Arto Lehtinen

Wynken Delirium, a band hailing from Malaysia, is being hit by Finnish tsunami. A wave of loud enforcements invaded the band lineup in form of Aki Häkkinen, lead singer of Quake the Earth and formerly of Grinister and Perfect Chaos, and Pena Penttinen of Hammerhed. These guys took this situation over like vikings and handle the vocals of Wynken Delirium from now on.

Band’s third studio album is in works and some of the recordings will take place in Finland. The present lineup of Wynken Delirium is a combination of Finnish insanity and… well, Malaysian insanity. As a literal groundbreaker this project brings together two nations from other sides of the planet in form of brutal and groovy metal spiced up with hypnotic ethnic elements. Underground has only one language and that language is attitude.

The first chance to see this combo live will be in Asia already in March, and they will make a small tour in Finland most likely later this year. Wynken Delirium is not a new comer to the scene, same bunch of people have been together since 2004 and toured actively around Asia. They have shared the stage with bands like Arch Enemy, Havoc, Noxa, The Ghost Inside and many others. Wynken Delirium has a strong reputition as a energetic live band in it’s own part of the world.

Now the bar is raised and the whole package will be stirred nicely so it’ll be more brutal than ever.

www.facebook.com/wynkendeliriumofficial

Interviews/info/promo pictures
Aki / aki@wildblood.fi (Finland)
Pena / Uglypena@yahoo.com (Finland)
Zaihas / townshed@rocketmail.com (Malaysia)

 

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Lamb of God @ Brixton Academy, London

February 3rd, 2014
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Lamb of God, Decapitated and Huntress

@ Brixton Academy, London

18th January 2014

Review by Ashlinn Nash

Photography by  Graham Hilling

Lamb of God

Lamb of God

Brixton tonight is buzzing with anticipation for one of their favourite bands, from the crowd outside winding around the venue adorned in shirts displaying albums from the critically acclaimed “Ashes of the wake” to the most recently released “Resolution”. To the crowd at the bar deep in discussion over what tracks they would like to hear.
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Leaves Eyes @ The Garage, London

February 2nd, 2014
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Leaves Eyes

@ The Garage, London

19th January 2014

Review by Ben Spencer

Photography by Graham Hilling 

Leaves Eyes

Leaves Eyes

Having quickly wrapped up an insightful interview with Liv Kristine before hand, it was time to rush into the main bar to catch what little I could of tonight’s opening band Atrocity.
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Atrocity Interview @ The Garage, London

February 2nd, 2014
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Atrocity Interview

@ The Garage, London

19th January 2014

Interview by Ben Spencer

Photography by Graham Hilling

Alex Krull - Atrocity

Alex Krull – Atrocity

After walking past the band’s sound checking on the stage of the main venue, it was time to meet Alexander Krull (vocalist from Atrocity) in the side bar, where fans could be seen queuing outside through the window.

After setting up our equipment it was time grab a sofa and learn more about the progressive Death Metal band’s extensive career in the music scene.

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Leaves Eyes Interview @ The Garage, London

February 2nd, 2014
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Leaves Eyes Interview

@ The Garage, London

19th January 2014

Interview by Ben Spencer

Photography by Graham Hilling

Liv Kristine - Leaves Eyes

Liv Kristine – Leaves Eyes

Having just interviewed her husband and waiting around for her previous interviewer to finish, it was time to interview front woman Liv Kristine of Gothic Metal band Leaves Eyes and learn more about the bands journey through the years.
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EXECUTER: Confirmed first European tour

February 1st, 2014
by EvilG

Brazilian Thrash Metal band formed in 1987, EXECUTER, has just confirmed their first European tour.

The band will travel in April 2014, initially to perform about 20 dates. Check out the dates below… Read the rest of this entry »

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THAT METAL SHOW Episode 3 Airs Feb 1st With Special Guests Dave Ellefson & Frank Bello

January 31st, 2014
by Celtic Bob

PHOTO - TMS Week 3 (#4AB7F6
VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming, “That Metal Show,” is the true destination for all things hard rock & heavy metal. This Saturday’s episode marks the television debut of Altitudes & Attitude, a new side project for Anthrax bassist, Frank Bello, and Megadeth bassist, David Ellefson. Frank and Dave sit down with hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine to discuss the new project as well as give updates on “their day jobs”, Anthrax and Megadeth. Episode 3 features the mobile dual-neck guitar virtuoso Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal of Guns N’ Roses as the musical guest, Lzzy Hale from Halestorm joins us from her recording studio on the Metal Modem, and the hosts pick the Top 5 Anthrax songs of all-time in the TMS Top 5. The TMS Book Club segment features a vivid excerpt from Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen, and the fan-favorite, Stump the Trunk, has one lucky fan stump Eddie to win an actual David Ellefson Hartke bass cabinet from the 2011 Big 4 tour with Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax. “That Metal Show” Episode 3 premieres this Saturday, February 1st at 11:00PM ET/PT.

“That Metal Show” brings the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal, and this upcoming episodes will include original Kiss members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti, Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe and Chris Adler, and guitar heroes Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe, Ted Nugent, and the incomparable Joe Satriani. Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, comedian Jim Breuer, and pop musician Matt Nathanson will also join the show over the next few weeks.

Season 13 of “That Metal Show” continues the trend of having the best musicians in hard rock and metal perform each week, and this season features a mix of guitar and drumming masters. Playing guitar this season will be Yngwie Malmsteen, Gary Hoey, Chris Caffery, Lita Ford, and Tom Keifer of Cinderella. Pounding the skins will be Charred Walls of the Damned drummer Richard Christy, and the thrash metal drumming master from Anthrax, Charlie Benante.

Season 13 consists of 12 brand new episodes making it the longest season in the show’s history. Fans can catch the complete Season 12 and brand new exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and on the new VH1 app. New episodes of Season 13 will launch on the web and on the app every Sunday morning following the show’s Saturday on-air premiere.

“That Metal Show” premiered on VH1 Classic back in November 2008 and since has become the only place for all things hard rock & heavy metal on cable television.  The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in rock including members of Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Anthrax, Kiss, Pearl Jam, Queensrÿche, and Heart.

“That Metal Show” is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz, Jeff Baumgardner, and Keshia Williams serve as executive producers for VH1.

VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The channel features the gods of rock – from Black Sabbath, Metallica and Iron Maiden to Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam and Dire Straits – in marquee concerts and music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include National Metal Day (11.11) and Metal Evolution, an 11-part documentary series on the history of heavy metal.  When it comes down to it – all music should go to 11.

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Destroyers of All to release their debut EP, “Into The Fire ”

January 31st, 2014
by EvilG

he first steps of the Portuguese band date back to the end of the year 2011, when Guilherme (ex-Seventh Seal , ex-Out of Me and Tales for the Unspoken), Alexandre (Strikeback) and Filipe (Existence:Vøid, Antichthon, ex-Imperivm, ex-Crystalline Darkness) decided to invest and focus on a common ancient desire: to create a musical project different from what they had done until then.

Mixing diverse musical influences from various styles like Thrash, Death, and even Black metal, to the Hard Rock and Progressive Metal feeling… Quickly the first rehearsals began, and thus, the first compositions of Destroyers of All were born.

As time went by, the vocalist position was filled by João Mateus, a friend of the members, who agreed to accept the invitation to join the group, showing up ready for the challenge. Already with a stable lineup, and the songs taking shape, a consensus was reached that another guitarist would be necessary to complete the desired sonority of the band. It was then that Guilherme took the reins of the second guitar and Bruno da Silva (Antichthon) filled the bassist position.

With the lineup complete, it didn’t take long for Destroyers of All to release their debut EP, entitled “ Into The Fire ” and they will storm the extreme music scene!!

INTO THE FIRE
Track listing:

1. Beginning of the end
2. Soul Retrieval
3. into the fire
4. M4
5. astral Projection
6. nothing left

» Filipe Gomes (Drums)
» Bruno da Silva (Bass)
» Guilherme Busato (Guitar)
» Alexandre Correia (Guitar)
» João Mateus (Vocals)

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TÝR debut “The Lay of Our Love” video

January 31st, 2014
by EvilG

TÝR has unveiled their latest music video, “The Lay of Our Love,” from their most recent album, “Valkyrja.” The song features a vocal duet with Leaves’ Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine. So, naturally, fans will be excited to see that Kristine joins Heri Joensen and the rest of TÝR in this new video! The video was produced by Stanimir Lukic, directed by Ivan Colic.

TÝR comments on “The Lay of Our Love”: “We’ve wanted to make a CGI video for a long time, and this is our first one, so we’re obviously excited for the release and reception of the video. On top of that, the presence of Liv in the video makes it even more special. All in all we’re very pleased with the result.”

TÝR will be joining Children of Bodom on their “Halo of Blood over North America” tour in early 2014. The tour will embark on February 14th in Quebec City and wraps up on March 28 and 29 with back-to-back shows at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. Additional supporting acts are TBA with announcements coming soon. Tickets and premium packages are available now exclusively at SHOWstubs.com.

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Ted Nugent confirmed to play Sweden Rock Festival. Only European show in 2014!

January 31st, 2014
by EvilG

He had his first hit, “Journey to the center of the mind”, as a member of the Amboy Dukes in 1968. 1975 marked his official debut as a solo artist. Today, Ted Nugent is a long established icon in American hard rock history. He’s one of the major guitar heroes. Songs like “Stranglehold”, “Motor city madhouse”, “Dog eat dog” and “Cat scratch fever” are classics and perennial faves with fans of fat and groove-based rock. To date, Ted Nugent has sold around 30 million albums and made way over 6 000 concerts. In 2014 he returns to SRF, teamed up with his classic vocalist/rhythm guitarist Derek St. Holmes, bassist Greg Smith (ex-Alice Cooper, Rainbow) and drummer Mick Brown (ex-Dokken) – which will also be his one and only European performance this year.

Sweden Rock Festival 4-7 June 2014. Confirmed bands: Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Wasp, Alter Bridge, Megadeth Transatlantic, Rob Zombie, Q5, The Rainmakers, Magnum, Queensrÿche, Emperor m.fl. Totaly 84 band!

Tickets: www.swedenrock.com!

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SATAN’S HOST premiere new video, prepare new album and festival dates

January 31st, 2014
by EvilG

Today, cult metal legends SATAN’S HOST premiere the new video for “Dichotomy.” The track hails from SATAN’S HOST’s newest album, Virgin Sails, released late last year by MORIBUND RECORDS to widespread international acclaim. Cited by many journalists as 2013′s “Album of the Year,” Virgin Sails showcases SATAN’S HOST in blazing Satanic fury, delivering a hellish opus of new standards and metal classics, taking the band and scene to new heights. With Harry “Leviathan Thisiren” Conklin surpassing all prior vocal performances, buttressed by riveting black-axe master Patrick Evil and the rock-solid rhythm backbone of drummer Anthony “Evil Hobbit” Lopez and bassist Margar, SATAN’S HOST unleash another metal classic. Witness for yourself the band’s unique, eternal “Dichotomy” HERE (and below)

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Hellcannon release video for “Lost Cause”

January 30th, 2014
by EvilG

Check out “Lost Cause”, the blistering new release from Hellcannon! Hailing from Buffalo, NY, Hellcannon is preparing to release their second full length album TERMINAL on Vile Records (www.vilerecords.com) in Oct 2014. The driving forces behind Hellcannon are Vocalist/guitarist Ryan Fiorita, drummer Bryant Morrison, and guitarist Jim Nickles, a former founding member of death metal legends Malevolent Creation. Jim is also the owner of Vile Records and Shredly Studios, where TERMINAL is being produced. Catch Hellcannon on their European tour with Sodomizer (Brazil) in Oct when they will hit Germany, Austria, Romania, Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Russia, and more!

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Days Of Anger: New Video Available

January 29th, 2014
by EvilG

Days Of Anger: video of the song “A Case Of Insanity” taken from the album “Rise Above It All” available and confirmation for Total Metal Festival 2014

The video of the song “A Case Of Insanity” taken from Swedish Thrash Metal/Hardcore Days Of Anger album entitled “Rise Above It All” out on 4 June 2013 via Coroner Records can be seen below:

Days Of Anger has been confirmed with Moonspell, Annihilator, Death Angel and more for Total Metal Festival 2014 will take place on 19 and 20 July 2014 in Bitonto (Italy).

For more information about Total Metal Festival 2014 please follow this link: http://www.totalmetalfestival.com

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Audio Fidelity To Release Classic ALICE COOPER Album ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ On Hybrid SACD On February 4

January 29th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

Alice Cooper Billion Dollar SACD Mockup

Alice Cooper fans worldwide rejoice! Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity is releasing Alice Cooper’s classic album ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ on Hybrid SACD on February 4, 2014! As a bonus, along with the meticulously reproduced artwork, enclosed in every CD is the very collectible replicated ‘Billion Dollar Bill’

With ‘Billion Dollar Babies’, Alice Cooper refined the raw grit of their earlier work in favor of a slightly more polished sound resulting in a mega-hit album that reached the top of the US and UK album charts. It’s impossible to overstate how popular the band had become by the time their sixth album was released. The album, is brilliant, decadent and encapsulated all the celebrity trashiness of the 70′s only three years into the decade.

Song for song, ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ is probably the original Alice Cooper group’s finest and strongest. The album’s singles “Elected”, “Hello Hooray”, “Billion Dollar Babies”,and “No More Mr. Nice Guy” all became hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Also included are a pair of perennial concert standards – the disturbing necrophilia ditty “I Love the Dead” and the chilling macabre of “Sick Things”.

After the album was released, the band embarked on a tour which broke the US box office records previously held by the Rolling Stones. The show climaxed with a guillotine execution of Alice. The album and the tour made the band into the world’s preeminent pied pipers of teenage trash culture and the most successful rock band ever to be loathed by American parents.

“Other than the original ‘Alice Cooper Band’ being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2011, our second biggest achievement was when our album ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ went to Number #1 in all three music trade magazines at the same time in April of 1973. Number #1 in Billboard, Number #1 in Record World and Number #1 in Cash Box. We had hoped it would sell Gold or Platinum as a follow up to the success of our album ‘School’s Out’, but a Number #1 album was something that was totally unexpected. Over the years the title track “Billion Dollar Babies” has become my signature song because of the recognizable drum intro.” – Neal Smith, Alice Cooper drummer and founding member

“I remember we were out on the road when the album finally came out in February 1973. I listened to it in my hotel room and just got this really big smile. I was thinking, ‘It’s amazing, we’re really pulling this off’. The album was very, very unique and very, very different. I was really proud of the songs, especially ‘No More Mr Nice Guy’, ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ and ‘Generation Landslide’.” – Michael Bruce, Alice Cooper guitarist/keyboardist and founding member

TRACKS:
1. Hello Hooray
2. Raped and Freezin’
3. Elected
4. Billion Dollar Babies
5. Unfinished Sweet
6. No More Mr. Nice Guy
7. Generation Landslide
8. Sick Things
9. Mary-Ann
10. I Love the Dead

Produced by Bob Ezrin
Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Stephen Marsh Mastering

“…it remains one of rock’s quintessential classic albums!”

To purchase: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/alice-cooper-billion-dollar-babies

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Canadian Thrashers ANNIHILATOR to Release Limited Edition Version of “Feast” with Bonus Live DVD on March 11

January 29th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Looks like you zombies can‘t get enough of the Feast! ANNIHILATOR‘s latest masterpiece is let loose again as Limited Edition No. 2  – with re-recorded ANNIHILATOR classics on CD and the full Wacken Festival show on DVD, all in a special Ecolbook version with a new 3D cover!

This edition contains:
-   The new album Feast in a CD-sized book with extra pages in the booklet
-   The 15-song bonus CD Re-Kill with newly recorded ANNIHILATOR classics
-   Plus a never-seen-before live DVD filmed at last year‘s Wacken Open Air, when the band opened the festival relentlessly regardless of the blistering heat!
-   Not to mention a brand new 3D cover taking over where the original Feast cover left us. Which means: More zombies, and they are coming closer!

That‘s 35 songs-worth of the finest Canadian thrash metal. Pretty cool package, eh?
The Feast Ecolbook version will be available in US on March 11, 2014.

ANNIHILATOR’s 14th studio album Feast was released in August 2013 to critical acclaim and reached the charts in several countries, among them Germany (#20), Finland (#17), Switzerland (#36) and France (#76). Read the rest of this entry »

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