ACCEPT Reveal Cover Artwork for The Rise of Chaos, To Be Released August 4th

May 13th, 2017
by EvilG
Accept - The Rise of Chaos

Accept – The Rise of Chaos

Heavy metal pioneers ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled »The Rise Of Chaos«, will be unleashed on August 4th, 2017. The band’s 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast will continue the tradition of its three predecessors – »Blood Of The Nations«,»Stalingrad«, and »Blind Rage« – with grandeur and precision.

Today, the band has unveiled the cover artwork of the new record, which was created by Gyula Havancsák (GRAVE DIGGER, DESTRUCTION a.o.)

“THE RISE OF CHAOS is something I have been thinking about often. Wherever we go – there is some hidden as well as  some visible destruction and it kind of changes the world we know.  What was there today – can be gone tomorrow and it’s kind of irritating, because it happens  on   so many levels and no one knows what comes next.  The cover is our last stage set – but now clearly destroyed –  like…..  after a catastrophe!” explains Wolf Hoffmann.

And if this wasn’t enough, ACCEPT will celebrate the album’s live premiere exclusively on August 3rd, on the day before its release, as a part of a special show at Wacken Open Air, Germany. The set will consist of three parts, which represent the band’s creative power:

Part 1 will bring fans a classic ACCEPT set, packed with new and old hits.

Part 2 will present another premiere: Wolf Hoffmann will be playing tracks from his solo album »Headbangers Symphony«, released in 2016, with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for the very first time. On this record, Wolf has covered famous opuses by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, and Mozart, in a metal guise. And in Part 3, all elements can be seen and heard together: ACCEPT will make the holy Wacken ground shake by sharing the stage with the orchestra, supported by a complex multimedia show.

This unique concert experience will take place on this year’s »Night To Remember« which makes it even more special. The »Night To Remember« is a celebrated, long-lasting Wacken tradition; for one night of the festival a selection of established bands will do something unique and special with their performance.

Wolf Hoffmann stated: “It’s always impressive to see how bands take this evening seriously and how much love the artists and the organising team put into their work to get a varied result. It’s a great tradition which underlines and documents the top-notch level of the international rock community like nothing else. We also want to present something that ACCEPT has never done before, we hope we can give something really special to the fans.”

“ACCEPT have been and are still a very important part of Germany’s heavy metal scene. We’re really looking forward to having them with us once more. With this epic concept, the Thursday evening will be one to remember for sure,” stated Thomas Jensen, organiser of Wacken Open Air.

ACCEPT at Wacken 2017

Get your tickets for W:O:A here: https://www.metaltix.com/wacken-tickets-4969.html#tour466
More info: www.wacken.com

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What Is It? CAUGHT IN A MOSH; The Golden Era Of Thrash, The Latest Book From Martin Popoff

May 13th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

As the back cover sez… in the intensities in ten cities follow-up to Popoff’s celebrated New Wave of British Heavy Metal trilogy (Smokin’ Valves, Wheels of Steel and This Means War) along with Hit the Lights: The Birth of Thrash, Martin now offers all the tales of the bands and records that built thrash metal into a juggernaut circa 1983 to 1986.
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In the words of those who were there plus the music-makers themselves, this is the story of records like Ride the Lightning, Killing is My Business, Spreading the Disease and Reign in Blood, along with contributions from Anvil, Exciter, Voivod, Overkill, Pantera, Exodus, Celtic Frost and the German contingent of Sodom, Kreator and Destruction. Multiple members of all the above bands get their say, along with the industry giants that sent the records into the shops. The end result is the ultimate history of thrash’s most blessed and blasted years, a golden time for metal that forms the bedrock of the thriving thrash scene of today.

Utilizing his celebrated oral history method—rich with detailed chronological entries to frame the story—Popoff moshes he was through late 1983, 1984, 1985 and most of 1986, culminating in the release of Reign in Blood, Slayer’s blistering and brief opus of raining blood.

Come join Martin, along with dozens of his old school headbanging buddies (including multiple members from thrash’s big four and beyond), as they together tell the tale of thrash’s most productive and impressive period. Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Overkill, Testament, Sodom, Kreator, Destruction, Celtic Frost, Pantera, Sacrifice, Razor, Exciter (along with Zazula and Slagel of course!)… they’re all here talking about their own thrash classics and those of their buddies too.

Price for Caught in a Mosh including shipping:
US orders: $34.00 US funds
Int’l orders (all books go air): $38.00 US funds
Canadian orders: $38.00 Cdn. funds

Ask me if you’d prefer a PayPal invoice (please indicate what country you are in), or just do yer usual and direct funds to martinp@inforamp.net

Or mail payment (personal check in US funds, cash, or INTERNATIONAL money order), to: Martin Popoff, P.O. Box 65208, 358 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4K 2Z2

Sweet postage savings to be had for multiple orders (or two of pretty much anything—long story, ask me!), especially for US and Canadian orders. Email me at martinp@inforamp.net with any further questions, and see www.martinpopoff.com for descriptions, cover art and ordering info for my other available 35 or so books that I have available for autographin’ and shippin’. Note: this will not be at my website for a good ten days, but I have the books now and am shipping them this week.

See www.martinpopoff.com for info on my 69 books.
Latest are:
Rush: Album by Album
Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers: The Rise of Motorhead
Hit the Lights: The Birth of Thrash
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NIVIANE releases album artwork, track listing and streaming new song “The Berserker”

May 13th, 2017
by EvilG

Sacramento, California power metallers NIVIANE have released “The Berserker”, the new single from the band’s upcoming debut album, “The Druid King” recorded at Alien Productions Studios by JK Northrup (XYZ, King Kobra). The album cover artwork was created by freelance artist Dusan Markovic.The album is slated for a Summer 2017 release.

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Serpent Lord new song out now

May 13th, 2017
by EvilG

Serpent Lord is a heavy metal band from Thessaloniki, Greece. Formed in January 2016 by George Savvage (guitar/vocals), Konstantinos Sotirelis (bass/back vocals) and Giorgos Terzitanos (lead guitar/back vocals).

They have just released their first promo/demo CD which includes the songs “Sacrilegium” and “Blood Offering”, while they have finished composing their debut album and they will start the pre-production during the summer.

 

https://www.facebook.com/SerpentLordband/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1hHrzew1A9UfDntvOzVM6g

 

The band has played one live show so far, supporting InnerWish and they have another one on May 13, supporting the legendary band Omen.

 

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SEITA NEW VIDEO CALL IT EVOLUTION

May 13th, 2017
by EvilG

NEW SINGLE, CALL IT EVOULTION: OUT NOW

 

Amsterdam-based metal band, SEITA released the single and video for CALL IT EVOLUTION on May 5th, 2017. The single is available in digital format only on the main music online platforms.

 

Check out here the video Call It Evolution:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQousD0_wmg

 

CALL IT EVOLUTION is a chaotic snapshot of mankind’s often contradictory and self-destructive path towards so-called progress.

 

Raw, intense, and unapologetic: the band’s sonic assault pushes boundaries, while remaining true to its roots in aggressive and brutal music.

Their focus is more on the discovery of different musical landscapes, as a means to express their message, rather than self- identifying with a specific sub-genre or trend.

 

“The ones that pull the trigger must be ready to die…”

 

www.seitaofficial.com

 

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DELIUSS – Heavy Rock Band // Online Game // Transmedia Thriller Story

May 13th, 2017
by EvilG

An immersive sci-fi social media experience combined with web-based challenges and missions supporting the release of new original rock music.

TORONTO, ONTARIO – May 10, 2017- Launching today, the DELIUSS online interactive media experience is coupled with the multi-stage release of new music by DELIUSS the band.

Participants must enlist (no cost) and listen to audio clips, collect clues/codes, and go on social missions dictated by DELIUSS HQ.

Far more than just a heavy rock band, DELIUSS is establishing a new means of fan engagement by way of social media missions and web-based training activities that reward participants with original music by the band.

Created by Dan Cornelius, best known as a professional touring and session drummer, DELIUSS features heavy rock riffs and rhythmic pounding drums. These elements attracted collaboration with several of Canada’s top musicians and comic illustrators.

The self-titled debut album from DELIUSS was produced by Juno Award-winning producer Rob Szabo and contains three songs that were licensed to the UFC. The visual/experiential portion of DELIUSS was created in collaboration with illustrators John Gallagher (Flash) and Ken Barthelmey (Maze Runner) and co-writer Nev Bezaire, creator of the award-winning stop animation short “Foxed!”.

“This is an exciting launch combining musical visual, participatory, and storytelling elements,” says Cornelius. “DELIUSS isn’t just a band and it’s not just a game: it’s a fully immersive multimedia experience.”

Please visit www.deliuss.com to enlist and begin Training Module 1. Follow Deliuss on Instagram for social missions at @Deliuss_HQ https://www.instagram.com/deliuss_hq/

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Dawn of Disease Unveil First Details About Brand New Album! ‘Ascension Gate’ Coming in August 2017 via Napalm Records!

May 13th, 2017
by EvilG

Since 2003 DAWN OF DISEASE have rumbled their way to the top as heavy weights of Germany’s Death Metal scene. Hailing from Osnabrück, DAWN OF DISEASE indulge some old school Swedish groove and raspy riffs: Bloodbath and At The Gates provide modern inspiration for aural inclinations of the band. However, their newest production won’t enjoy the well-tried manginess of long forgotten Death Metal days: The brand new album titled ‘Ascension Gate’ goes a different way with enthralling guitar work, enchanting management of melodies and brilliant tone. A hurricane of blastbeat drumming and the gigantic voice of Tomasz Wisniewski spark a fire that forges their spirit.

Now DAWN OF DISEASE unveil first and hotly anticipated details about their upcoming and fourth studio album ‘Ascension Gate’, which is set to be released on August 11st 2017 with Napalm Records!

Says the band: „‘Ascension Gate’ was created and given birth within a comparatively short lapse of time. Thus it embodies pure energy and raw intensity. In comparison to our former releases our fourth full-length album is different in many ways as it modifies and expanses the musical elements we used to employ before. Besides the typical Dawn of Disease trademarks you will find more elaborate melodies that carry the listener through an atmospheric journey. Inspired by gloomy autumn days and the sheer endless darkness of winter ‘Ascension Gate’ adds more depth and catchiness to our sound than ever before without neglecting a huge portion of blastbeating brutality. Regardless of this dark and melancholic leitmotif we can promise you one thing: ‘Ascension Gate’ will bring you a very hot summer!

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NEW VIDEO – Primal Fear – “The End Is Near” Live!

May 13th, 2017
by EvilG

 

From the album ANGELS OF MERCY – LIVE IN GERMANY. Get your copy NOW: http://radi.al/PrimalFearLive
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Symphonic Vocalist LEAH Releases Ethereal Cover of Skyrim Video Game Theme Song “The Dragonborn Comes”

May 13th, 2017
by EvilG

“The Dragonborn Comes”: Free Download | Stream
 

New Celtic Metal Album out this Fall

Symphonic/Celtic vocalist LEAH – described affectionately by her fans as “the metal Enya” – is recognized in the music world for her work with established heavy metal musicians such as Eric Peterson of Testament and Dragonlord, Timo Somers of Delain, Troy Donockly of Nightwish and many others. With three well-received releases under her belt ( Of Earth & Angels [2012], Otherworld [2013] and Kings & Queens [2015]), LEAH is currently working on her upcoming, currently untitled album featuring many of the players above, in addition to former Delain drummer Sander Zoer and Barend Courbois of Blind GuardianLEAH‘s music places the listener in a world of fantasy, magic, history and everything in between.

While fast at work on said record, LEAH enjoys trying her hand at other musical endeavors and covers.LEAH‘s most recent cover comes in the form of the main theme, “The Dragonborn Comes”, from the wildly popular open world action role-playing video game Skyrim of The Elder Scrolls series.

This track will appeal to the heavy metal fan with a profound love for video games and all things fantasy! Listen here, and read the story of LEAH‘s inspiration below: https://youtu.be/vF03kI5HbbQ

“As you know I’ve been writing a brand new Celtic metal album due out this fall,” says LEAH.
“I was looking for inspiration and tried reading some books, but never found my muse, until my fans recommended I start playing Skyrim. So I did, and I really ran with some of those themes in my songwriting! Not only did the storyline inspire me, but the soundtrack itself is epic, as you already know. I ended up getting distracted and thought to myself, ‘Hmm… I wonder what it would sound like if I LEAH-fied the Dragonborn theme song?’ I decided to try it and see how it turned out for fun. I sent it over to my producer in Germany and he really liked my version, so I decided to release it for you! I hope you like it, and I hope the song stays true enough for The Elder Scrolls fans, while also giving a new feminine spin on it!”

“The Dragonborn Comes” and other tracks by LEAH are also available for free download via her website here http://leahmusic.net/dragonborn or http://leahmusic.net. You can also receive “The Dragonborn Comes” by texting the word DRAGONBORN to +1 587-800-4323.

Stay tuned for more news on LEAH‘s upcoming album, coming soon!

About LEAH:
LEAH is a fan-described “Celtic vocal goddess” hailing from the coast of British Columbia, Canada, and is inspired by Celtic and world music influences such as Clannad and Enya to European symphonic and progressive metal influences. Her debut self-released album Of Earth & Angels received international critical acclaim, including landing the “The Best Symphonic Metal Album” Metalstorm Award for 2012. Her 2013 release, Otherworld, is a five-song Celtic-metal masterpiece, mixed by Christian “Moschus” Moos at SPACELAB in Germany (Delain, Everon, Imperia) and features the vocals of guitar legend Eric Peterson (Testament/Dragonlord) on the ethereal metal track “Dreamland”. 2014 was very successful year for LEAHas she raised over $27,000 through Indiegogo via her fans to record and produce her heaviest album, Kings & Queens, which was eventually released in early 2015 through Inner Wound Recordings. The album received dozens of four and five-star reviews, and helped her gain thousands of new fans around the world. Just like her beautiful music and vocal approach, the future is bright for LEAH!

LEAH Online:

Website: http://leahmusic.net/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leahthemusic

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/leahthemusic

Instagram: http://instagram.com/leahthemusic

Twitter: http://twitter.com/leahthemusic

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Roadburn – Tilburg Holland

May 11th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

Roadburn 2017

The 21st – 23rd of April 

013 Tilburg Holland

Roadburn enjoys the status of an underground cult event among metal, rock, and stoner music fans. The festival is held annually in the small idyllic town of Tilburg in Holland. This year’s Roadburn was a success once again. Obviously, the festival drew more people than last year as a fourth day was added.

The festival conquered the whole small town and its small bars and restaurants. Roadburn offered a great deal of different kinds of underground stuff covering from hard rock, space rock, stoner rock, to industrial. Most all the mainstream metal styles don’t fit too well with the concept of Roadburn.

The Roadburn festival is held in the prestigious 013 club consisting of five different sizes of venues. The main venue usually draws a couple of thousand people whereas the smaller venue in the same building however draw a couple of hundred each. Of course, a couple of small bars Extuse and Del Sac share the Roadburn bill by giving bands a more intimate club atmosphere. Whereas Hel Patronaat is another bigger one.

Besides all the concerts, Roadburn has put a lot of effort into other interesting and fascinating aspects. Above all, the pre-listening sessions of forthcoming albums of Solstafier, as well as underground movies are an important part of the whole fest, so are seminars and conversation events. All in all the Roadburn festival is a fascinating and exciting gathering of art,  music, and good company.

Metal-Rules made its debut visit to Roadburn to feel the atmosphere of obscure stoner spacy rock and inhale the smell of the weed.

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Possessed inks a deal with Nuclear Blast

May 11th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

We are proud to finally announce that we have signed a world wide deal with Nuclear Blast Records! We are honored to be a part of the Nuclear Blast family and look forward to bringing you all our first full-length release in 31 years, sometime in 2018!

 

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Monsters Of Rock Cruise 2018 Announced (8th Edition of Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Voyage)

May 11th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Details for the eighth annual MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE, the world’s premier hard rock/heavy metal experience at sea, have been announced.

Departing out of Miami, FL, the five-day/five-night full ship charter cruise will set sail February 11-16 aboard Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas (a new ship for MOR) and visiting two new ports: Falmouth, Jamaica and the private isle of Labadee. As in past years, the 2018 cruise will also feature optional pre-cruise parties in Miami on the evening of Friday, February 9th and Saturday, February 10th (details TBA).

The cruise goes on sale tomorrow (5/10) at 12 Noon EST, with cabins starting at $1,199 per person (double occupancy). Government fees, taxes, and gratuities are additional and mandatory for all passengers, regardless of age. For more info, visit MonstersOfRockCruise.com and follow @monstersofrockcruise on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Confirmed line-up for the 2018 MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE includes: Tesla, Queensrÿche, Thunder, Lita Ford, Winger, British Lion featuring Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, Doro, KIX, Y&T, Vixen, Great White, Beasto Blanco, LA Guns, The Pretty Maids, Lynch Mob, Firehouse, Loudness, Michael Sweet (of Stryper), The Quireboys, Tyketto, Dangerous Toys, Junkyard, Keel, Raven, Madam X, Rhino Bucket, John Corabi, Autograph, Lillian Axe, Rough Cutt, Mitch Malloy, The Iron Maidens, Kickin’ Valentina, Jared James Nichols, Thee Rock ‘N Roll Residency, and Atomic Punks, with more performances to be announced. Plus, Eddie Trunk and comedian Don Jamieson (VH1’s “That Metal Show”), San Francisco bay area radio host Nikki Blakk and Luc Carl (SiriusXM’s “Hair Nation”) are the official cruise hosts and will moderate Q&A’s and many other specially designed events crafted especially for this voyage.

In addition to the band performances, the cruise will feature over-the-top, customized activities including MOR Artist Photo Experiences, Gong Show Karaoke, My Bloody Valentine Fantasy Ball, “So You Think You Can Shred” and Cooking with Rock Stars hosted by Lisa Tirone of Chef it up! and even more to be announced.

Click here for MOR ’18 artist reveal video and here for cruise experience video.

Navigator of the Seas is unlike any ship experienced before on the MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE. The Voyager Class ship features the Royal Promenade, spanning the length of Deck 5, featuring restaurants, coffee bars, shopping and connecting cruisers to all performance venues. Other activities aboard the ship include: boogie boarding or surfing the waves at the FlowRider Surf Simulator, challenging yourself on the rock climbing wall, soaking in one of the many hot tubs and pools, or pampering yourself in the world-class Vitality at Sea Spa.

The exclusive island of Labadee is the ultimate private destination for Monsters of Rock cruisers, offering adventure, exploration and relaxation amongst its many bars and pristine waters. Vacationers can amp up the adrenaline on the Dragon’s Tail Coaster, a thrilling 30-mile-per-hour ride with incredible views of the island.For more action, adventurous passengers may choose to strap on a helmet and harness, and soar 500-feet down on the Dragon’s Breath Flight Line, the world’s longest zip line over water. In addition, there are plenty of exciting options to choose from, including wave jet rides, parasailing, snorkel safaris, kayak tours, and much more.

Situated on Jamaica’s North coast between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Falmouth has something for all travelers. Monsters of Rock Cruisers won’t want to miss Dunn’s River Falls, one of the most incredible natural wonders in the world and a shore excursion unlike any other. This series of lush, tropical waterfalls cascade over terraced natural stairs as you take the picturesque hike all the way to the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy the journey, taking breaks to swim in the small lagoons and grottos as you ascend the vertical sections of the falls. Cruisers can wrap up the day with a hike and dip into the Caribbean Sea or enjoy a myriad of activities, such as windsurfing, kayaking, horseback riding, river raft rides or sightseeing.

Find official cruise merchandise here:
www.rightrocksportswear.com/monsters-of-rock-cruise/

About ON THE BLUE:
ON THE BLUE — promoter for the Monsters of Rock Cruise — is a leader in cruise charter innovation, having sailed over 100,000 passengers in that last 20 years. The principals of ON THE BLUE have deep roots in the music industry, having provided world-class cruise ship production management for celebrities and musical artists for over two decades. ON THE BLUE has run dozens of charter and large group programs for organizations, corporations, celebrities and artists throughout North America, and has played major roles in the development of ground-breaking theme cruise concepts. Past charters have included an array of Fortune 500 companies plus theme cruises featuring entertainers such as Dave Matthews, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Journey, Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Night Ranger, The Moody Blues, UFO, Queensryche, Tesla, Cinderella, Yes, Little River Band, UK, Steve Hackett, Carl Palmer, Greg Lake, O.A.R and many others. For more information, visit otblue.com.

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MARK SLAUGHTER Releases New ‘Halfway There Teaser’ Video’s, Announces Solo Shows

May 11th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

SLAUGHTER vocalist MARK SLAUGHTER has released the first and second of a series of in-studio videos discussing and previewing tracks from the upcoming album ‘Halfway There’, in stores May 26 via EMP LABEL GROUP/AMPED, in Europe via EMP/SPV, and in Japan via Universal Music Japan/EMP out on May 10th, 2017.

Episode #2 features Mark discussing and previewing the album track “Supernatural”, and tells the touching story of how a lost guitar belonging to late Slaughter guitarist Tim Kelly found its way home to make a guest appearance on the track and can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/uy9ntN2yfnY

Episode #1 features Mark discussing and previewing the album track “Conspiracy” can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/i6AdIf3rRkc

‘Halfway There’ was produced and co-mixed by Slaughter with John Cranfield (AFI, Andy Grammer), with art by famed horror/album artist “Mister” Sam Shearon (Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, KISS, Clive Barker).

Slaughter has also announced his first solo show to support Halfway There, Thursday June 22nd at The Gramercy Theatre, (with support from KIK TRACEE vocalist Stephen Shareaux) where Slaughter will be backed by bassist Jaymi “PINKBASSMAN” Millard, Guitarist Mike Himmel (Bret Michaels, Dug Pinnick), and his former VINNIE VINCENT INVASION bandmate, drummer Bobby Rock.

Mark Slaughter will also stay busy on the road with his namesake band SLAUGHTER, who will also play several US dates through 2017, including a performance at ROCKLAHOMA May 26th.

SLAUGHTER 2017 Dates:

5/18 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino
5/28 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
6/29 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
7/7 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort & Casino w/ Great White
7/13 – Baling, Germany – Bang Your Head Festival – Baling, Germany
7/28 – Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – w/Great White & Bret Michaels
8/5 – McMinnville, OR – Yamhill County Fair
8/11 – Three Forks, MT – Rockin The Rivers
8/12 – St. Charles, IL – The Arcada Theater
9/8 – Hinckley. MN – Grand RockTember V Music Festival w/Queensryche, Great White & More
9/16 – Hurricane Mills, TN – Nashville Bike Week
11/12 – Houston, TX – Proof Rooftop Lounge
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DIAMOND HEAD To Tour US

May 11th, 2017
by Celtic Bob


One of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, Diamond Head, will be returning to the States for tour dates in May and in August. From May 17-27, the band – led by co-founding member/guitarist Brian Tatler – will be playing headline shows (and two dates with Ross the Boss, as well as a performance at the Legions of Metal Festival in Chicago with Armored Saint, and an appearance at Rocklahoma in Oklahoma). And then from August 19-25, Diamond Head will return to the US for another festival appearance (Psycho Vegas 2017 in Las Vegas), as well as additional headlining gigs.

“Excited to be back in the US this spring, playing songs from the new album ‘Diamond Head’ along with many classics from Lightning To The Nations, Borrowed Time & Canterbury’.” -Brian Tatler, 5/4/17

As part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s, Diamond Head came up in the same scene as eventual global headliners Def Leppard and Iron Maiden. And while Diamond Head did not achieve the same commercial success as the aforementioned bands, they did influence countless subsequent musicians – especially Metallica, as it was a then-teenaged Lars Ulrich that befriended the band early on and became a major fan. Subsequently, Metallica has covered such Diamond Head classics as “Am I Evil,” “Helpless,” “The Prince,” and “It’s Electric” multiple times – on multiple platinum releases.

In addition to performing these classics at their upcoming U.S. shows, expect to also hear material performed off their latest release – 2016’s self-titled offering. Their seventh studio albums overall, the album has become one of their most critically acclaimed of their entire career – as evidenced by Classic Rock Magazine saying, “It just fu*kin’ rocks in glorious timeless fashion” and Metal Hammer simply adding, “This is rather excellent.”

And soon, many U.S. fans will get to see the legendary Diamond Head on a nearby concert stage.

“When we made ‘Kill Em All’, it was just Diamond Head and Motörhead”
Lars Ulrich – Metallica

“We’re a combination of the two heads, Diamond Head and Motörhead. The epic feel is definitely from Diamond Head, while the simplicity came from Motörhead.”
James Hetfield – Metallica

“I’m influenced by the likes of Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page and Brian Tatler”.
Dave Mustaine – Megadeth

DIAMOND HEAD LINE-UP 2017:
Brian Tatler – Guitars
Rasmus Bom Andersen – Vocals
Abbz Abberley  – Guitars
Dean Ashton – Bass
Karl Wilcox – Drums

DIAMOND HEAD US TOUR 2017:

Additional dates to be announced shortly.

W   5/17 Columbus, OH      Ace of Cups
Th  5/18 Indianapolis, IN     The Headquarters w/Ross The Boss
F    5/19 Rock Island, IL      RIBCO
S    5/20 Chicago, IL            Legions of Metal Festival w/Armored Saint
Su  5/21 Savage, MN          Neisens w/Ross The Boss
M   5/22 Joliet, IL                 The Forge
T    5/23 Newport, KY          Southgate House
Th  5/25 Springfield, MO     Nathan P Murphy’s
S    5/27 Pryor, OK              Rocklahoma Festival
S    8/19 Las Vegas, NV      Psycho Vegas 2017 Festival
W   8/23 Portland, OR         Bossanova Ballrooms
Th  8/25 Seattle, WA           El Corazon

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
https://www.facebook.com/DiamondHeadOfficial/

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VOIVOD re-release RRROOOAAARRR, Killing Technology and Dimension Hatros

May 11th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

CD Editions available now and vinyl releasing Friday, May 19th, 2017.

Rrröööaaarrr


Rrröööaaarrr is the band’s 2nd studio album, released on Noise records in 1986. This sophomore album features their unique blend of thrash, electronic & industrial soundscapes creating a primordial fusion of progressive metal. This definitive issue of VOIVOD’s second album is a must-have item for any fan of this unique and ground-breaking Progressive Metal band. The 2CD/DVD Set vividly captures the period surrounding this album and details the band’s early development within their native Canada plus their first live ‘assaults’ across the border into the US.

Along with a previously unreleased complete show – the ‘Spectrum ’86 ’No Speed Limit Week-End’ concert from Montreal – the set also includes a complete demo of the ‘RRROOOAAARRR’ album, band rehearsal tracks and a ‘never-before-heard’ sound-collage from the tapes of Piggy, Voivod’s late lamented guitarist. The set also contains tantalising early video footage of several live concerts from the band both in Canada & the US, the grainy films providing a unique insight into this developmental world of ‘the’ VOIVOD. The album has been re-mastered from the original tapes, pressed on high quality heavy-weight vinyl and the artwork has replicated the original release.

Killing Technology


The band’s third full album perfectly reinforces their image of a post-apocalyptic wasteland set against a thrashing-punk-speed-metal soundscape. It was released on Noise Records in 1987. This definitive issue of VOIVOD’s Killing Technology is a must-have item for any fan of this unique and ground-breaking Progressive Metal band. The 2CD/DVD Set vividly captures the period surrounding this album and details the band’s development as they strove to perfect their sound and become a band of international acclaim.

Along with a previously unreleased complete show – the ’Spectrum ’87 concert recorded Live in Montreal – the set also includes concerts performed by the band in both the US and Switzerland. The album has been re-mastered from the original tapes, pressed on high quality heavy-weight vinyl and the artwork has replicated the original release.

Dimension Hatross


Highly influential Canadian prog. metal quartet continue to hone their distinctive blend of experimental speed-infused sci-fi to great effect on album number four. This definitive issue of Voivod’s fourth album is a must-have item for any fan of this unique and ground-breaking Progressive Metal band. The 2CD/DVD Set vividly captures the period surrounding this album, a work where the band’s sound and concept come together in perfect union, and where the transition from thrash metal into something altogether more unique, was finally made.

Along with a previously unreleased complete show – the ‘Spectrum ’88 concert – ’A Flawless Structure? (Recorded Live in Montreal, December 21st 1988)’ – the set also includes concerts performed by the band in the US. It was released on Noise Records in 1988. The album has been re-mastered from the original tapes, pressed on high quality heavy-weight vinyl and the artwork has replicated to the original release.

“Rrrroooaaarrr” track listing:

CD1

* Korgull the Exterminator
* Fuck Off And Die
* Slaughter In A Grave
* Ripping Headaches
* Horror
* Thrashing Rage
* The Helldriver
* Build Your Weapons
* To The Death!

CD2 – Spectrum ’86 – “No Speed Limit” Weekend; Live at Montreal, October ’86

* Korgüll The Exterminator
* Ripping Headaches
* Blower
* Fuck Off And Die
* Tornado
* Iron Gang
* War And Pain
* Warriors Of Ice
* Nuclear War
* Overreaction
* The Helldriver
* Ravenous Medicine
* Voivod
* Thrashing Rage

DVD

Audio:

* Rrröööaaarrr Rough Mix Demo 1985
* Anachronism Live 25.06.86 (first show)
* Early Rehearsals 1983-1984
* Piggy Sound Collage 1980

Video:

* Live, NYC, N.Y., USA – 05/05/86; First U.S. Show
* Live, Long Beach, C.A., USA – 06/13/86
* Live, Jonquiere High School, QC, Canada, 12/20/84; Morgoth Invasion
* Live, Jonquiere Cultural Center QC, Canada, 01/27/84; To the Death!
* Slideshows: Artwork (1983 – 1986) + Live & Studio Photos (1985 – 1986)

“Killing Technology” track listing:

CD1

* Killing Technology
* Overreaction
* Tornado
* Too Scared To Scream
* Forgotten In Space
* Ravenous Medicine
* Order of The Blackguards
* This Is Not An Exercise
* Cockroaches

CD2

Spectrum ’87 – Live In Montreal, September 1987:

* Killing Technology
* Overreaction
* Ravenous Medicine
* Tornado
* Korgull The Exterminator
* Ripping Headaches
* Blower
* Live For Violence
* Tribal Convictions
* Order of The Blackguards
* Cockroaches
* To The Death
* Voivoid
* Batman

DVD

Audio:

* Live At Kriekelaarzaal, Brussels, Belgium: 28/11/87

Video:

* Live At The Token Lounge, Westland, MI, USA: 14/05/87
* Live At Rossli Azmoosm, Sargans, Switzerland: 06/11/87
* Live At Festhalle, Tuttlingen, Germany: 07/11/87
* Live At Rex Club, Paris, France: 01/12/87
* Live At Ildiko’s, Toronto, ON, Canada: 19/09/87
* Slideshows: Artwork (1987) | Live & Studio Photos (1987)

“Dimension Hatross” track listing:

CD1

* Experiment
* Tribal Convictions
* Chaosmongers
* Technocratic Manipulators
* Macrosolutions To Megaproblems
* Brain Scan
* Psychic Vacuum
* Cosmic Drama
* Batman

CD2 – Spectrum ’88 – ‘A Flawless Structure?’; Live in Montreal, December 21st 1988:

* Overreaction
* Experiment
* Tribal Convictions
* Chaosmongers
* Ravenous Medicine
* Korgull The Exterminator
* Technocratic Manipulators
* Macrosolutions To Megaproblems
* War And Pain Medley
* Brain Scan
* Psychic Vacuum
* Order to The Black Guards
* Holiday In Cambodia
* Batman

DVD

Audio

* “Dimension Hatröss” Demo 1987

Videos

* Live At Blondies, Detroit, MI, USA: 18.11.88
* Live At The Axiom, Houston, Texas, USA: 10.12.88
* Live At Anthrax, Norwalk, CT, USA: 09.11.88
* Live At Fenders Ballroom, Long Beach, California, USA: 03.12.88
* Slideshows – Artwork + Live And Studio Photos (1988)

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