GUS G. Releases ‘I AM THE FIRE’ Album Cover And Track Listing

January 25th, 2014
by EvilG

Debut Solo Album Set For March 18 Release; NAMM Signings And Performance Announced

Lead Single “I Am The Fire (featuring DEVOUR THE DAY)” To Be Released Digitally February 25

 Gus G I Am The Fire album cover
 
Guitar virtuoso GUS G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as OZZY OSBOURNE’s guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, has unveiled the album cover and track listing for ‘I AM THE FIRE’, his debut solo album to be released March 18, 2014 in North America. The album will be released internationally on Century Media Records, and will come out March 17 in Europe.

‘I AM THE FIRE’ TRACK LISTING:

  1. My Will Be Done (featuring Mats Levén)
  2. Blame It On Me (featuring Mats Levén)
  3. I Am The Fire (featuring Devour The Day)
  4. Vengeance (featuring David Ellefson)
  5. Long Way Down (featuring Alexia Rodriguez)
  6. Just Can’t Let Go (featuring Jacob Bunton)
  7. Terrified (featuring Billy Sheehan)
  8. Eyes Wide Open (featuring Mats Levén)
  9. Redemption (featuring Michael Starr)
  10. Summer Days (featuring Jeff Scott Soto)
  11. Dreamkeeper (featuring Tom S. Englund)
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Nightwish’s Tuomas Holopainen to release his debut solo single & video on Nightwish FanPOD before its world premiere

January 25th, 2014
by EvilG

Tuomas Holopainen’s debut solo single, A Lifetime of Adventure, will be released on the Nightwish FanPOD tablet-computer app on 23 January 2014, two weeks before its world premiere.

The Nightwish FanPOD update will also include a music video for the new single directed by Ville Lipiäinen and Mika Jussila’s photos of Tuomas Holopainen and Don Rosa in the recording studio.

A Lifetime of Adventure, from the upcoming solo album, Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge, will be released worldwide on 7 February 2014. The cover artwork on both the single and the album is by Don Rosa, the illustrator of Disney’s Duck characters. Nightwish FanPOD is available on iTunes App Store and Google Play.

More information:
www.fanpod.fi/nightwish

Media:
http://www.tiedotuspalvelu.fi/tiedotteet/nightwish

 

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Remembering Oliver Withöft, Co-Owner of Century Media Withöft, 49, Passed Away January 20, 2014

January 25th, 2014
by EvilG

 

 “I have lost my best friend of 32 years and my business partner of 24. Although the unthinkable already happened three days ago, I am still in a state of utter shock. Oliver Withöft leaves a space that cannot be filled for all who held him dear. He was a tremendous father, husband, son and friend and will be terribly missed. I will always treasure him in my heart as the witty, brilliant and altogether great person he was. Farewell Oliver, see you on the other side and in our next life. Your brother, Robert” 

–Robert Kampf, Century Media founder

 Oliver Withöft, co-owner of independent record label Century Media, passed away on January 20, 2014 after falling ill several months ago. He was 49.

Born in Dortmund, Germany in 1964, Withöft studied linguistics, business and history in both Germany and the U.K. Robert Kampf started Century Media Records 25 years ago simply to create a suitable label home for his own band, Despair. He was looking for a trustworthy and strong partner to lead the company with and found this person in his best friend and fellow musician Oliver Withöft, who joined the company eighteen months later, sharing the same love and passion for music, and metal in particular. Since that very day, these two friends developed one of the most important independent record labels on the planet. Today the company has around 100 people on payroll in Dortmund, London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Melbourne and the Netherlands. A lot of musical careers were developed over the years: Lacuna Coil, Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence, In This Moment, Otherwise, Iced Earth, Die Broilers, Arch Enemy and Heaven Shall Burn are just a few of them. Century Media became a brand name recognized across the world. Oliver Withöft was always the strategic, legal and financial mind behind the organization. He was not only a strong fighter for the company, but also a very intelligent and forward-thinking leader. When the music industry drastically changed in the ’90s, he was the first to think about new ways to adapt to the needs and challenges of the rapidly-changing market. We have lost a great man with an amazing sense of humor, a warrior, and an overall very human being. Oliver leaves behind a wife, Judith, and their three daughters. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bay Area Thrash Legends EXODUS Hit the Road with SLAYER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES in May 2014 Trek Includes EXODUS’ First Stop at the 2014 “Rock On The Range” in Columbus, OH

January 25th, 2014
by EvilG
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Gary Holt, live in South America, 2013

If you’ve ever wanted a lesson in true thrash-punk-metal, the wait is over. Bay Area thrash legends EXODUS are proud to announce their participation in this monumental upcoming tour with headliners SLAYER and additional special guests SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. This metal-head’s “dream tour” kicks off on May 9th in Salt Lake City, UT, and hits six more cities, including a stop at the world-famous Rock On The Range festival on May 17th in Columbus, OH.

Don’t miss all of the moshing, thrashing and headbanging— tickets are on sale as of today! Not only is this one of your first chances to see EXODUS in 2014, but this is the very first time that SLAYER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have toured together since the 1990 European “Clash of the Titans” tour.

Gary Holt will perform double-duty on this run as guitarist for his band EXODUS, while also filling in for SLAYER’s fallen guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

Gary Holt states, “I am very excited to announce EXODUS will be joining SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and the mighty SLAYER for a short trip including a special performance at Rock on the Range! Double duty will have never been so much fun! Looking forward to this one in a big way! Let the mayhem begin!” Read the rest of this entry »

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BLACKWELDER Featuring PRIMAL FEAR, DIO DISCIPLES, HANGAR Members, Signs With Rock’N’Growl

January 25th, 2014
by EvilG


International power prog metal band BLACKWELDER signs worldwide management deal with Germany’s ROCK’N’GROWL MANAGEMENT. Hailing from the four corners of the world, BLACKWELDER is a brand new metal experience featuring some of the top names in Power Prog Metal today. Arguably the best singer in all of metal, Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear, ex-Gamma Ray) fronts this extraordinary outfit at the top of his game, alongside guitar virtuoso Andrew Szus (Seven Seraphim). Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Aquiles Priester (Hangar, ex-Angra) round out this unstoppable team of what quite possibly could be one of the greatest lineups metal has ever seen.

BLACKWELDER are:

Ralf Scheepers – Vocals (Primal Fear, ex-Gamma Ray)
Andrew Szucs – Guitar (Seven Seraphim)
Bjorn Englen – Bass (Dio Disciples, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen)
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SAVAGE MESSIAH: ‘THE FATEFUL DARK’ TO RECEIVE JAPANESE RELEASE VIA TROOPER ENTERTAINMENT

January 25th, 2014
by EvilG

British shred-heavy melodic metallers SAVAGE MESSIAH have secured a deal with Trooper Entertainment for the Japanese release of their upcoming new album, THE FATEFUL DARK.

The album is due to be released in Japan on March 12th, following its European launch on March 10th through Earache Records.  The album will then release in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records on March 18th. Read the rest of this entry »

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Almah officially releases ‘Motion’ album in “playback” versions

January 25th, 2014
by EvilG
Almah Live photo by Danillo Facchini

Almah Live photo by Danillo Facchini

Brazilian metallers Almah announce a new release “Motion Playback Band”. Every song of this album now is available as four backing tracks where one of the instruments or vocal part is missing: there are tracks without solo guitars, bass or drums and karaoke version.

‘Motion Playback Band’ album, the first of the series, is already available as a worldwide digital release on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and other stores. It presents all the songs from the third Almah album ‘Motion” (2011) specially re-mixed and re-mastered for this project.The samples can be heard here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/almah16/

Almah frontman and founder Edu Falaschi comments: “We release these backing tracks for our fans who have always wanted to play with Almah to practice with professional materials or just to have fun! For example, a bass player can download a version without bass and play along the track! A singer can use karaoke version etc. Right now we are preparing songs from our 2d album ‘Fragile Equality’ to give you more news soon!”

Last year Almah released its fourth album Unfold via Scarlet Records. The material was recorded in São Paulo, Brazil and mixed and mastered by Damien Rainaud at Darth Mader Music in Los Angeles, California. In September 2013 the band took part in the world famous Rock In Rio Festivaland in November 2013 Almah played European co-headlining tour with Secret Sphere (Italy).The band was established in 2006 as a solo-project of Edu Falaschi (Angra’s singer at the time). After the release of the debut album ‘Almah’, the solo-project turned into a permanent band that launched another two records, ‘Fragile Equality’ (2008) and ‘Motion’ (2011). In May 2012 Falaschi announced his departure from Angra to concentrate on Almah as his main band.

More about Almah: http://www.almah.com.br

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BRUTE FORCZ Prermiere new video for “Sex Machine”

January 25th, 2014
by EvilG
Missy - Guitar from THE KICK-ASS PREMIERE OF "SEX MACHINE" BY BRUTE FORCZ

Missy – Guitar from THE KICK-ASS PREMIERE OF “SEX MACHINE” BY BRUTE FORCZ

Some things in life just seem to go together, for example, peanut butter and jelly, hot dogs and hamburgers, baseball and apple pie, and of course heavy metal music and porn. And speaking of heavy metal music and porn, the Los Angeles metal band, BRUTE FORCZ, has added to that combination. The group, featuring ex professional wrestlers, Slammer and Jammer, have just released their first video for the song, Sex Machine, from their debut album, “Out For Blood”. The video includes super hot adult actresses, Ava Devine and Missy Martinez. The girls do their best to sensor the video, shaking, bouncing and exposing every boob, nipple and butt cheek possible. ( If you are not familiar with Missy and Ava, make sure you look them up.) Read the rest of this entry »

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LOST SOCIETY: New Album Details Revealed

January 25th, 2014
by EvilG

LOST SOCIETY, one of the most promising up-and-coming Finnish bands of our time, has released the details to their upcoming album Terror Hungry. LOST SOCIETY is back, and we’re angrier than ever,” commented guitarist/vocalist Samy Elbanna. “The new album Terror Hungry is a full on thrash album from start to finish, with a darker and even more aggressive feel to it! It has the signature elements that make up LOST SOCIETY and we’ve put in even more groove riffage, more mind blistering guitar shredding, and some of the fastest stuff we’ve ever done on it! Look out, this one’s gonna be faster, louder and we’re more pissed off than ever!”

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MAYAN – Band reveals second track by track trailer for new album ‘Antagonise’

January 25th, 2014
by EvilG

Led by EPICA guitarist & songwriter Mark Jansen, MAYAN’s second studio album, Antagonise, is due to hit stores on the 3rd of Feb 2014. The album was recorded at Sandlane Studio with producer Joost van den Broek (REVAMP, STREAM OF PASSION). Guests on the album include: Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP), Marcela Bovio (STREAM OF PASSION) and Greek virtuoso violinist Dimitris Katsoulis. The band revealed the first track by track trailer for their new album last week and part two is now online too. Watch the second part, here:

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GRAND MAGUS: “Triumph and Power” Trailer Now Online

January 25th, 2014
by EvilG

Grand_Magus_live_3.jpgSwedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS will unleash their new album Triumph And Power in the next few weeks. In anticipation we sat down and asked frontman JB about the themes on the record and here’s what he had to say http://youtu.be/ssBG27oJAIU.

GRAND MAGUS recently made the track “Steel Versus Steel” available for streaming at the following location: http://smarturl.it/GMSteelVsSteel. The track comes from their upcoming seventh studio album Triumph and Power, which is set to be released on January 31 (Europe), February 3 (UK) and February 4, 2014 (N. America) via Nuclear Blast.  Fans can also check out the title-track to their new album with an accompanying lyric video here: http://goo.gl/DEm9yq.

Triumph and Power was recorded at Studio Sweetspot in Halmstad, Sweden this past September with producer Nico Elgstrand and engineer Staffan Karlsson (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS).  Artwork was done this time around by Anthony Roberts. Read the rest of this entry »

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BEHEMOTH reveals third video clip discussing the making of their album ‘The Satanist’

January 24th, 2014
by EvilG

BEHEMOTH have posted the third in a series of video clips about the making of the band’s new album ‘The Satanist‘. The series of videos chronicles a selection of the creative and technical processes behind the album that Albert Mudrian of Decibel Magazine heralds as “simply the best BEHEMOTH record ever”. Watch the third making of video in which INFERNO discusses the drumming on the album, here: http://youtu.be/sUVqrhMzy3A 

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Analizator & The Grinding of Novi Sad

January 24th, 2014
by J P

Analizator & The Grinding of Novi Sad

by Ryan Bartek

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As the blistering cauldron of extreme metal madness that was the Brutal Assault Festival 2013 came to a close, I again was left in a random European city unsure where to tread next. In the near aftermath of this savage 100 band, 5 day Czech Republic festival, I was aware that I could go virtually anywhere. Greece made sense, but it was a boiling hot 100+ degrees for the next month straight. Romania seemed too titanic an odyssey, and I just wasn’t feeling a return to Northern Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dave Silver – Vocalist of Savage Messiah

January 24th, 2014
by J P

Interview with Dave Silver of Savage Messiah

by Helias

DAVE SILVER SAVAGE MESSIAH

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David T. Chastain

January 24th, 2014
by J P

Interview with David T. Chastain  

by Helias

Leather Leone is back in the saddle again! She is one of the fewest female metal voices that wrote a chapter in metal history. Now, she has stepped up from the vocalist spot and the band releases another Chastain diamond with the original voice. Metal-Rules got in touch with David T. Chastain to talk about the new album, Leviathan label, downloading issues, Gus G. any many more…

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