Conan @ The Black Heart, London

October 23rd, 2013
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Conan, Opium Lord and Bismuth

@ The Black Heart, London

5th October 2013

Reviewed by Ashlinn Nash

Live 5th october

Live 5th october

The final day of summer has officially come to an end with the dimming sunset light over the alleyway to the Black Heart in Camden. When entering the pub The first thing noticeable tonight is the sheer number of underground and just signed bands logos on shirts, secondly the large number of equally unknown back and assorted patches.

With the full doom community gathered together with much anticipation in the bubbling atmosphere of the pub itself. When queuing up to enter the tiny venue that has situated some of the most skull crushingly loud gigs of the metal scene, as the talk turns quickly to the sheer loudness and gravity of bands ahead .The line up for the evening had been altered after a sudden announcement causing the London Sludge outfit Slabdragger to pull out of the gig due to band injury.
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SILENT FORCE – New Line-Up Revealed!

October 23rd, 2013
by EvilG

Silent Force announce new line-up!

Alex Beyrodt – guitars
Michael Bormann – vocals
Mat Sinner – bass
Alessandro Del Vecchio – keyboards
André Hilgers – drums

Silent Force

Silent Force

The new album “Rising From Ashes” will be released on December 13th on AFM Records.

Silent Force - Rising From Ashes

Silent Force – Rising From Ashes

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MOTÖRHEAD’s “Aftershock” Hits Stores Today – Amazon’s #1 Hard Rock/Metal Album

October 22nd, 2013
by Celtic Bob
MOTÖRHEAD - Aftershock

MOTÖRHEAD – Aftershock

Tweet from USA Today: “The album of the week goes to @myMotorhead’s ‘Aftershock.’ usat.ly/1deBkwh”

“In the history of music, there are few true mavericks on the level of the legendary Lemmy, a man who seems to do his own thing without any concern for what anyone else thinks about it. This level of confidence has made MOTÖRHEAD a timeless institution in the world of rock & roll, and on Aftershock, the band’s 21st album, it’s clear they’re not even close to running out of gas.” – AllMusic.com Read the rest of this entry »

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Alter Bridge, Shinedown and Halestorm at Wembley Arena, London

October 22nd, 2013
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

AlterBridge + Shinedown + Halestorm

Wembley Arena, London

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TARJA TURUNEN Invites NIGHTWISH / REVAMP Singer Floor Jansen On Stage To Perform GARY MOORE Classic; Video & Photo Gallery Online

October 21st, 2013
by EvilG

Metal Female Voices Fest 2013 took place October 18th – 20th at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. Among the acts performing was former NIGHTWISH vocalist TARJA TURUNEN, who invited current Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) to the stage for a duet on the GARY MOORE classic, ‘Over The Hills And Far Away’. Video footage of the performance can be seen below:

Tarja’s setlist included ‘Anteroom Of Death’, ‘Die Alive’, ‘In For A Kill’, ‘Never Enough’, ‘I Walk Alone’, ‘Mystic Voyage’, ‘Until My Last Breath’, ‘Wish I Had An Angel’ and the previously mentioned ‘Over The Hills And Far Away’ with Floor Jansen.

Check out a gallery of photos from the event at MetalSymphony.com.

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KILL DEVIL HILL unveil new album with nine days of song premieres

October 21st, 2013
by EvilG

The revolution is upon us, and KILL DEVIL HILL are unveiling the soundtrack.

Beginning today, KILL DEVIL HILL will partner with a different website each of the next nine days to unveil all the tracks on ‘REVOLUTION RISE’, their new studio album set for release Tuesday, October 29, via Century Media Records.

Click here to visit Metal Insider right now and hear “No Way Out,” the opening track off ‘REVOLUTION RISE’ – and starting tomorrow, visit KILL DEVIL HILL’S Facebook page and click on the music tab to listen to a sequenced playlist, with new tracks to be added the day after their online premieres. “No Way Out” features a guest guitar solo from ZAKK WYLDE, and is the third track to be heard from ‘REVOLUTION RISE’, following the release of the “Crown Of Thorns” to radio (listen here) and the release of the “Why” lyric video last week (watch here).

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THE SKULL: Fan Filmed Footage of Hollywood Show

October 21st, 2013
by EvilG

THE SKULL — the new band featuring original TROUBLE members vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer JeffOlyOlson alongside TROUBLE‘s longtime bassist Ron Holzner and SACRED DAWN guitarists Michael Carpenter and Lothar Keller — performed at Loaded Hollywood last Saturday, October 19 in Hollywood, California. Fan filmed footage can be seen below (thanks Arturo Gallegos).

The Skull – Live in Hollywood, CA

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TESTAMENT: Artist Profile Interview with Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson Posted

October 21st, 2013
by EvilG

Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson of Bay Area thrash veterans TESTAMENT, discuss their early days, first albums, concert experiences and the impact of rock music in their Nuclear Blast artist profile interview located here: http://youtu.be/21SsQBcqHQg

Dark Roots Of Thrash, a DVD/2CD release documenting TESTAMENT’s sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, NY this past February, will be made available on October 18 (Europe), October 21 (UK) and October 29 (North America) via Nuclear Blast!

Testament

Testament

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Turisas @ O2 Academy, Islington

October 21st, 2013
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Turisas

W/ Revoker, Astrohenge

@ O2 Academy Islington, London

9th October 2013

Review by Caitlin Smith

Photography by Michelle Murphy

Finnish folk metallers Turisas invite you once again to stand up and fight with them once again. Never too long from British soil, this band have always been able to pull a crowd, and entering the venue, I can see that this was going to be no exception. As usual the room is awash with red and black stripes painted like battle lines across faces, proudly proclaiming their allegiance for the night.

Turisas

Turisas

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ALL PENS BLAZING now reprinted as ROCK N ROLL SINNERS, the trilogy

October 19th, 2013
by EvilG

Previously published as ALL PENS BLAZING and now reprinted as ROCK N ROLL SINNERS, the trilogy is complete with three books containing almost 200 interviews with rock/metal writers, collectively.

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Gloryhammer – Interview with Christopher Bowes and James Cartwright, 1 October 2013

October 19th, 2013
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Interview with Christopher Bowes and James

Cartwright from Gloryhammer

Interview by Rowena Lamb

Photography by Steve Brown

For their penultimate show on their UK tour Gloryhammer hit The Garage in London.  Just prior to the show Metal Rules spoke to Christopher Bowes (Keyboard) and James Cartwright (bass) about their tour, the thinking behind Gloryhammer and the long line of albums yet to come.

Gloryhammer

Gloryhammer

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Darkest Era – Interview with Ade Mulgrew and Sarah Wieghell, 1 October 2013

October 19th, 2013
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Interview with Ade Mulgrew

and Sarah Wieghell of Darkest Era

Interview by Rowena Lamb

Darkest Era

Darkest Era

Formed in 2005, the Celtic metal band from Northern Ireland supported Gloryhammer on their recent UK tour. Ahead of their London show at The Garage, Metal Rules spoke to Ade Mulgrew and Sarah Wieghell who both play guitars in the band to have a chat about how their music has progressed over the years, the dangers of playing on stage and what super power they would choose.

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Gloryhammer @ The Garage, London, 1 October 2013

October 19th, 2013
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Gloryhammer

with Darkest Era, Dendera & Death Valley Knights

@ The Garage, London

1st October 2013

Review by Rowena Lamb

Photography by Inty Malcom

Gloryhammer

Gloryhammer

 

On the penultimate night of their eight date UK tour, the wonder that is Gloryhammer hits London town. Coming from the mind that brought you Alestorm let’s face it this was never going to be a serious sounding band; it’s too much fun for that. With a debut album based around the story of the invasion of Dundee by an evil wizard (Christopher Bowes) with his army of undead unicorns, Angus McFife must find three objects to help him defeat the evil that is Zargothrax. Read the rest of this entry »

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Watch the Brand New Music Video for MOTÖRHEAD’s ‘Heartbreaker’ Today

October 18th, 2013
by Celtic Bob

Watch the Brand New Music Video for MOTÖRHEAD’s ‘Heartbreaker’ Today via Rolling Stone – Featuring Animated Sketch Art by Lemmy Kilmister

Official “AFTERSHOCK” Listening Party TONIGHT @ Rainbow Bar & Grill

New Album “Aftershock” Hitting Stores on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music

MOTÖRHEAD - Aftershock

MOTÖRHEAD – Aftershock

“Just finished listening to “Aftershock”. It’s incredible… they never fail to deliver! If you love Rock and Roll, you must get this album!!!” – Triple H, 13-time World Champion and Chief Operating Officer of WWE

“The new MOTÖRHEAD album ‘Aftershock’ is so ridiculously good. If you don’t buy it Lemmy will personally come to your house & defile your sister!” – Don Jamieson “That Metal Show”

“All [Lemmy] and his mates have done is put together one of their best albums in the last 20 years.” – MSN.com

Today, Rolling Stone brings you the stunning and fast-paced new music video for the new MOTÖRHEAD track ‘Heartbreaker’. The video is produced by EPIGRAPHICS and features animated sketch art drawn by the man himself, Lemmy Kilmister. The video also features special live footage taken at several of the band’s recent top performances at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, Wacked Open Air, Rock In Rio, and more. Watch the video now via Rolling Stone at this location.

Yahoo Music began streaming Aftershock exclusively this week. Take a listen at this link.

Aftershock hits stores on October 22nd via UDR Music. You can pre-order the next chapter of MOTÖRHEAD’s legendary catalog now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available for pre-order now in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format (digital coming soon).

Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Aftershock is yet another perfect MOTÖRHEAD record, boasting 14 riff-monsters, placing MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years.

MOTÖRHEAD’s official listening party is happening TONIGHT at the world-famous Rainbow Bar & Grill located at 9015 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. The event is happening from 9:00-11:00 PM, upstairs. Come listen to the brand new MOTÖRHEAD album, enjoy free Rainbow Pizza and win MOTÖRHEAD prizes! The first 100 MOTÖRHEAD fans get in free!

All of the bands involved in the Noisecreep.com ‘Most Anticipated Release of October’ Poll were great sports, but MOTÖRHEAD’s Aftershock came out on top! Thanks to all who voted.

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy
Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead
Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead
Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

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KATAKLYSM: “Elevate” Video Clip Now Online

October 18th, 2013
by EvilG
Kataklysm - Waiting for the End to Come

Kataklysm – Waiting for the End to Come

Montreal based death metal powerhouse KATAKLYSM, in cooperation with Metal Hammer UK, have made the video clip for the song “Elevate” available for viewing here: http://goo.gl/mQYslw. The song comes from their upcoming album Waiting for the End to Come, which will be released on October 25th (Europe) and October 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast. You can now pre-order the album in various formats, with or without an exclusive shirt design, from the following location: http://goo.gl/182NBr

Waiting for the End to Come was recorded by guitarist Jean Francois Dagenais and mixed by Zeuss (SUFFOCATION, HATEBREED, ARSIS). The artwork by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) will be featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of their new album, while the cover art by Peter Sallai (SABATON) will be featured on the standard jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions. Check out this previously released trailer previewing the Peter Sallai cover and new music here: http://youtu.be/8W3JtbVLGwA

The brand new tracks “Kill the Elite” and “Like Animals” are available for streaming here: http://goo.gl/XpHiyZ.

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