Paradise Lost + Lacuna Coil + Katatonia @ The Roundhouse, Camden

November 14th, 2013
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Paradise Lost + Lacuna Coil + Katatonia

@ The Roundhouse, Camden

November 3rd 2013

Review by Ellen Norvang

Photography by Nikki Ryan

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost does not need an introduction to fans of gothic metal. It has been 25 years of existence for the Yorkshire boys. It has been 25 years with consistent bands members if you do not count the numerous changes on the drum kit. That is a long time for a band to exist and a long time for a band to maintain their own image, develop their own genre and influence several bands. It deserves a celebration and the setting is the Roundhouse in Camden,  Sunday the 3rd of November 2013. What better season to celebrate and what better city to wrap up a UK tour that has been embracing the band’s quarter of a century journey.

Not only does Paradise Lost have a back catalogue and a fan base big enough to host an evening on their own, but the band have invited the finest support acts to join them on the anniversary tour.

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SIN CITY SINNERS Spread Holiday Cheer

November 14th, 2013
by Celtic Bob

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Releasing one CD in a month would be too easy for The Sin City Sinners, so hot off the heals of their “DIVEBAR Days Revisited” CD, The Sinners will unveil the brand new “A Sinners Christmas 2″
“A Sinners Christmas 2″ will be available on November 26th at thesincitysinners.com & ITunes and includes guest performances by Tiffany, Mark Kendall (Great White), Frank Dimino (Angel), Ron Keel & Paul Taylor (Winger)

This will be Sin City Sinners fifth CD release and it includes the brand new original single & future Holiday anthem “Christmas in Vegas” (available for download on iTunes & Amazon 11/18)

A portion of the sales from “A Sinners Christmas 2″ CD will be donated to the Toys for
Tots Las Vegas chapter, who help to make sure less fortunate children have toys for Christmas.

ABOUT SIN CITY SINNERS:
The Sinners are more than just a band, it’s an experience…
What began in 2007 led by Faster Pussycat’s Brent Muscat, as a weekly ‘just for fun’ jam at a local dive bar, quickly evolved into standing room only shows featuring appearances by some of rocks hottest musicians and celebrities. As the bands reputation grew so did the need for larger venues and the band quickly became one of Vegas’ top headliners.
Sin City Sinners have released four original CD’s, the critically acclaimed “Exile on Fremont Street”, the all acoustic  “Broken Record” the Holiday favorite “A Sinners Christmas” & a collection of some of their favorite covers “DIVEBAR Days Revisited’
The Sinners local charitable efforts have raised well over $150,000 for various causes in the community including The St Baldrick’s Foundation to fight Cancer & The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

For more visit thesincitysinners.com or Facebook.com/sincitysinners

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MANOWAR Announce Next Headlining Performance For Summer Festival Season 2014

November 13th, 2013
by EvilG
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In celebration of the 25th anniversary of “Kings Of Metal,” MANOWAR announce the next summer festival stop on their “Kings Of Metal MMXIV” World Tour:

Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Metal Summer Festival at Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park in Istanbul, Turkey.

Tickets will go on sale soon.

This will be MANOWAR’s triumphant return to the Turkish festival scene after their celebrated performance in 2010.

MANOWAR will perform the full “Kings Of Metal MMXIV” album along with a “best of” set of other immortal metal hymns in a completely new stage production.

“The Turkish fans of MANOWAR went literally berserk last time! And we have no doubt that they will have even more fire and passion in their veins this time! This will be a show you don’t want to miss!” said MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio.

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Carmine Appice’s new label, Rocker Records, is set to launch

November 13th, 2013
by EvilG
Carmine Appice

Carmine Appice

Revered by legions of high-profile musicians, including Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham, as one of the most innovative and powerful drummers that rock and roll has ever seen, the legendary Carmine Appice needs no introduction.

Now, the man whose soulful pounding powered the uniquely heavy psychedelia of Vanilla Fudge’s mesmerizing late-1960s remake of “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” up the charts and later co-wrote Rod Stewart’s smash hits “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Young Turks” is launching an exciting new record label, Rocker Records.

The first four releases are due out Nov. 19 as digital offerings, and they include Bogert/Appice & Friends, TNA (featuring Appice and guitar master Pat Travers) Live in Europe, and two concert recordings from his highly influential post-Vanilla Fudge group Cactus, Live in Japan and Live in the USA. Expect a bonanza of Appice-related material to flow from this new pipeline.

Information regarding these and other upcoming releases can be found at www.rocker-records.com and www.facebook.com/carminerockerrecords.

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Violent Evolution: The Story of KREATOR by Hilmar Bender; English edition out now!

November 13th, 2013
by EvilG
Violent Evolution: The Story of KREATOR by Hilmar Bender

Violent Evolution: The Story of KREATOR by Hilmar Bender

VIOLENT EVOLUTION tells the story of Kreator – the titans of teutonic thrash – from the coal-mining town of Essen, Germany. It is the story of a group of bored teenagers who brought the brutality of everyday life into the rehearsal room. They let their hair grow, formed a band and landed a record deal before they had even reached twenty.

Drawing on exclusive interviews with the band’s members (both past and present), family, producers, filmmakers and crew, Violent Evolution explores the band’s remarkable rise from formative years to spectacular success, headlining the greatest open-air stages on the planet.

This is their story, from the start to today; from Kindergarten (literally) to rulers of the Thrash Kingdom. An exciting chronicle of one of the most important thrash metal bands in the world.

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Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/3944154940

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MICHAEL MONROE Premieres New Single And Video For “Stained Glass Heart”

November 13th, 2013
by Celtic Bob

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MICHAEL MONROE, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, über-energetic frontman and iconic rock ‘n’ roll legend, has premiered the new video for “Stained Glass Heart” on GUITARWORLD.com “Stained Glass Heart” marks the third single from his new studio album HORNS AND HALOS, out now on Spinefarm Records.

“I’m feeling quite excited about our new ‘Stained Glass Heart’ video,” explains MICHAEL MONROE. “It was shot in Helsinki at an amusement park on a perfectly grey and rainy day which made it look more like an ‘abusement park.’  The video turned out very cool and classy.”

Watch the clip on GUITARWORLD.com here: http://tinyurl.com/ll5r4mx

On the live front, MICHAEL MONROE has revealed plans for an extensive world tour. After a three-date trek in Japan, a headlining U.K. tour will begin November 27 in Newcastle and the group will also appear at this year’s Hard Rock Hell festival on November 30 in North Wales. Following the U.K. run, the group will perform three shows in their home country of Finland.  MICHAEL adds, “Now that the new album is out, we can finally play the new songs live and create a whole new set-list. That’s why I’m especially excited about the up and coming tour dates.  See you all soon down the road!” Expect more dates and countries to be announced soon.

HORNS AND HALOS is the follow-up to the 2011 critically acclaimed Sensory Overdrive, winner of Classic Rock Magazine’s “Album Of The Year” and a No. 1 record in MONROE’s Finnish homeland. It is a cosmopolitan affair, mixed by Petri Majuri at Seawolf Studios in Finland and written and recorded around the world by MONROE’s international posse–bassist SAMI YAFFA (Hanoi Rocks, New York dolls), guitarist STEVE CONTE (New York Dolls, Company Of Wolves), drummer KARL “Rockfist” ROSQVIST (Chelsea Smiles, Danzig) and Swedish guitar star DREGEN (Backyard Babies).  MONROE is a frontman whose reputation is genuinely global and whose influence continues to be felt, with musicians  of all ages (from Dave Grohl  to the original Guns  N’ Roses members) citing his groundbreaking career as a source of inspiration.

The album’s first single released earlier this spring, “Ballad Of The Lower East Side,” is a nod to MICHAEL’s early days in New York, a city he moved to for a decade following the mid-’80s breakup of glam-punk pioneers Hanoi Rocks (for which he was the frontman).  It also appears on HORNS AND HALOS.  Watch the video for “Ballad Of The Lower East Side” at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhAbtZXu2RU

The headlining U.K. dates for MICHAEL MONROE are as follows:

NOVEMBER
15th  Japan, Osaka-Shi, Quattro
16th  Japan, Tokyo, Liquid Room
17th  Japan, Tokyo, Bay Hall
27th  Northumbria Uni, Students Union, Newcastle
28th  Duchess, Leeds
29th  Cathouse, Glasgow
30th  Hard Rock Hell, Prestatyn, N. Wales (festival appearance)

DECEMBER
1st  Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
2nd  Thekla, Bristol
3rd  Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
4th  O2Academy, Islington, London
5th  Finland, Lahti, Finlandia-klubi
6th  Finland, Turku, Caribia Areena
7th . Finland, Helsinki, Kaapelitehdas

For more information on MICHAEL MONROE, visit:
www.michaelmonroe.com
www.facebook.com/michaelmonroeofficial
www.twitter.com/michaelmonroe
www.youtube.com/MichaelMonroeTV
www.myspace.com/michaelmonroeofficial

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Stream New Album On iTunes

November 13th, 2013
by Celtic Bob

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH continue the countdown to the release of the second installment of their masterwork titled THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL – VOLUME 2 out November 19 via Prospect Park in North America and Eleven Seven in all other territories. Beginning today (11/12) iTunes Radio users in the United States can now stream 5FDP’s new album–VOLUME 2–on iTunes Radio “First Play” for free, a week ahead of its release date on Tuesday, November 19. Stream the new album here: http://smarturl.it/FFDPv2iTunesStream

The band–IVAN MOODY (vocals), ZOLTAN BATHORY (guitar), JEREMY SPENCER (drums), JASON HOOK (guitar) and CHRIS KAEL (bass)–are excited to unveil their latest body of work with this partnership with iTunes Radio.

Following the massive success of VOLUME 1 earlier this year–which debuted at #2 in the U.S. on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart (selling 113,000 albums in its first week), #3 in Canada, #4 on Germany’s mainstream charts, #12 in Australia and #21 in the UK–the band chose to introduce VOLUME 2 to their fans via five track-by-track webisode premieres featuring band commentary (which can be viewed here: http://tinyurl.com/lbawzw8) and premiere the official video for the current single “Battle Born” on USA Today: http://bit.ly/1c05nEJ.

5FDP recently completed their extensive North American “THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN TOUR” and is currently the special guest on Avenged Sevenfold’s European arena tour which kicked off November 6 in Helsinki, Finland. For all tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit: www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/tour.

VOLUME 1, the first installment already in stores which globally debuted Top 10 in July, is available here: http://smarturl.it/FFDP4D_iTunes.

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Slayer @ The Big Four, Calgary AB

November 12th, 2013
by Monika Deviat

Slayer

With Gojira and 4ARM

Big Four, Calgary AB

November 3, 2013

Photos and Review by Monika Deviat

Photo © Monika Deviat

Photo © Monika Deviat

The concrete confines of the Big Four building in Calgary Alta., are not the ideal choice for a concert venue – especially for legends like Slayer, a band you would want to hear no matter where you are standing in a venue. However, on November 3, 2013 over 2,500 fans came out to see Slayer deliver an old school set on their first North American tour since the passing of Jeff Hanneman in May this year. French heavy hitters Gojira and Australia’s 4Arm were support for the tour.

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For Those About To Rot: Wednesday 13 at the Whisky A Go Go, October 24th 2013

November 12th, 2013
by Metalette

For Those About To Rot: Wednesday 13
at the Whisky A Go Go

October 24th 2013

Review and photos by Metalette

For Those About To Rot: Wednesday 13 at the Whisky A Go Go October 24th 2013

For Those About To Rot: Wednesday 13 at the Whisky A Go Go
October 24th 2013

It was a real ghouls’ night out on October 24th, with a fright-filled bill of bands! If anyone wasn’t already in the spirit of Halloween, they certainly were after the show.  (I was already feelin’ said spooky spirit, but to be fair, I’m a bit of a Halloween-junkie).

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ICED EARTH Announce North American tour with SABATON and REVAMP!

November 12th, 2013
by EvilG
ICED EARTH Announce North American tour with SABATON and REVAMP!

ICED EARTH Announce North American tour with SABATON and REVAMP!

Iced Earth are bringing their new album to the North America homeland when the WORLDWIDE PLAGUES TOUR hits North American shores April 4 for a six-week run with SABATON and REVAMP in support.

“We feel that the package with SABATON and REVAMP is very strong and we are very excited to tour the U.S. and Canada again and kick some major ass!”, says Jon Schaffer.

Exclusive pre-sale tickets and VIP packages for the entire ICED EARTH North American tour will be available later today at www.enterthevault.com. Pre-sale tickets will remain on sale until December 4, when remaining tickets are made available to the general public through the traditional retail outlets (check your local venue for details). VIP packages will remain on sale exclusively at www.enterthevault.com while supplies last.

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KATAKLYSM – Interview with Jean-François Dagenais

November 11th, 2013
by Peter Atkinson

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Interview with guitarist Jean-François (JF) Dagenais

By Peter Atkinson

All photos from https://www.facebook.com/kataklysm

Veteran Canadian death metallers Kataklysm enter their third decade with a bruising, brand new 11th studio album, Waiting For The End To Come, and a pretty good head of steam that has been gathering slowly over the last few years. The band’s last album, 2010′s Heaven’s Venom, managed to crack the Billboard 200 for the first time, sneaking on at #196, and Kataklysm marked the first two decades of their career in 2012 with the aptly titled live/documentary CD/DVD Iron Will: 20 Years Determined. 2009 also saw the emergence of Ex Deo, a Gladiator-meets-death metal side project of Maurizio Iacono’s that blossomed into a full-blown band incorporating the rest of Kataklysm – guitarist Jean-François (JF) Dagenais, bassist Stephane Barbe and drummer Max Duhamel – and garnered a surprising amount of attention with their debut Romulus, which carried over to the follow-up Caligula in 2012.

Despite a recent bump in the road when Duhamel took leave of both bands to battle his alcoholism, Kataklysm barely missed a beat – so to speak – by hiring on Oli Beaudoin, who had performed a few shows in Duhamel’s stead in the past. Beaudoin was behind the kit for Waiting For The End To Come and most likely will stay there as the band tours on its behalf into the new year. During a recent phone interview, Dagenais offered his thoughts on the past, present and future of both Kataklysm and Ex Deo, the situation with Duhamel (who had left the band on two other occasions, for several-year periods), and what happens when “Northern Hyperblast” meets Southern hospitality.

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Slayer’s Tom Araya: “We need to sit down and figure out what we want to do and how to move forward.”

November 11th, 2013
by EvilG
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Tom Araya, live in South America, 2013

In recent month’s most of the talk about Slayer has been about what the future, after their current tour, may hold. We still don’t know exactly what that will be as the two remaining original band members (bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King) both need to sit and talk about the future. In a new interview with Houston Press, Tom Araya said “I have my feelings and my thoughts, and I need to share them with Kerry. That’s what’s going to happen on this trip. We need to sit down and figure out what we want to do and how to move forward.

He further elaborated on the future with: “I don’t think Slayer will ever end because our music is going to live forever. Our music will always be accessible to anybody that wants to hear it. When you talk about it like that, I think we’ll be around for a really long time.”

Read more here: http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2013/11/slayer_tom_araya.php

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SATYRICON: “PHOENIX” VIDEO NOW ONLINE

November 11th, 2013
by EvilG

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Norwegian black metal masters SATYRICON have debuted their live performance video for the track “Phoenix” featuring guest vocalist Sivert Høyem of MADRUGADA.  

Shot at the Den Norske Opera & Ballett in Oslo, Norway on September 8th as part of the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, SATYRICON was joined on-stage by the 55 members of the Norwegian National Opera Chorus.

“Phoenix” comes from SATYRICON’s self-titled eighth studio album, which debuted at #12 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #30 on the Hard Music chart in September.  Other world chart entries include: #1 – Norway; #6 – Finland; #23 – Germany; and #26 – Australia.

Recorded in Norway, produced by Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven, and mixed by Adam Kasper & Satyr in Seattle, Satyricon can be purchased in CD, vinyl, and digital formats via the links on the album’s landing page: http://bit.ly/satyricon-st Read the rest of this entry »

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Black Sabbath confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival 2014!

November 11th, 2013
by EvilG

sabb.jpg Rumours about this have run rampant the last few days, but now it is finally 100% confirmed: one of the biggest hard rock bands ever, and without question the most influential one, has been confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival – Black Sabbath!

Few are the subgenres of hard rock that don’t derive from Black Sabbath. The Birmingham behemoths changed the map of hard music for ever. Tony Iommi’s detuned, ultra-heavy riffs, Geezer Butler’s distorted, pulsating basslines, Bill Ward’s explosive drumming, Ozzy Osbourne’s unique, wailing vocals… The combination was totally unprecedented. In 1970-78 this lineup released eight albums, filled with dark and at times controversial classics. “Black sabbath”, “Paranoid”, “Iron man”, “Children of the grave” and many more.

After the original band broke up, Black Sabbath still kept creating stellar music, fronted by such legendary singers as Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes and Tony Martin. Still, the fans were obviously excited beyond belief when the classic line-up eventually reunited. And finally, in 2013, their comeback album “13″ was released. The success actually surpassed everybody’s expectations – and at this point in time, we announce Black Sabbath as one of the main attractions of SRF 2014. Which will also be the only Swedish appearance that year for Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and drummer Tommy Clufetos.

 

Sweden Rock Festival will be held in Sölvesborg, southern Sweden, June 4-7 2014. Among the other acts announced so far are Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, W.A.S.P, Emperor, Magnum, Uriah Heep, Arch Enemy, Transatlantic and Monster Magnet. In total, 84 bands will be performing on 5 stages over 4 days.

 

Tickets and more info can be found at www.swedenrock.com.

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New Blaze Bayley Video interview (ex-Iron Maiden)

November 11th, 2013
by EvilG

“The Metal Voice” spoke to former Iron Maiden Singer Blaze Bayley, who flew to Montreal Canada for a one off gig as special guest to help out the local band “Some of the Few”  CD launch.

In the video interview Bayley also explains to The Metal Voice about the possibility of doing a concept album in 2015; His opinion on Paul Di’anno. As as his plans on touring behind Blaze’s new greatest hits release “Soundtracks of my life.”

Watch the full video interview here:

 

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