LAST CHANCE TO REASON Comment on Summer Tour, Working On Two Music Videos

May 12th, 2011
by EvilG

Maine’s progressive-metalers, LAST CHANCE TO REASON have been tapped to support label mates, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, on their first headlining tour this summer. INTRONAUT and DEAD LETTER CIRCUS will also appear on the July tour. Dates will be announced shortly. The band is also working on two music videos: one for “Upload Complete” which is entering post-production stages, now ,and the second for the track “Prototype,” which the band will film during tour breaks.

 

Evan Sammons, the band’s drummer, commented: “We’re thrilled by the response to ‘Level 2.’ Fans, critics and forum kids alike have been incredibly positive. It’s great to feel that people get what we’re about and are excited about it. Touring with some of our favorite progressive artists this summer is the icing on the cake.”

 

In the meantime, the band continues to have a busy tour schedule supporting their Prosthetic debut, “Level 2,” which came out in February. You can download the album’s companion video game demo, here at the band’s official blog site, http://lastchancetoreason.wordpress.com/ “Level 2,” the album, can be ordered on its own, or with an exclusive shirt, at PROSTHETIC’s official webstore: http://store.prostheticrecords.com/index.php/bands/last-chance-to-reason.

 

Catch the band live to feel the full power!

5/18 Toledo, OH- Frankie’s ^

5/19 La Crosse, WI- Warehouse Nightclub ^

5/20 Fargo, ND- The Aquarium ^

5/21 Saskatoon, SK- The Odeon Events Centre ^

5/23 Ames, IA- Headliner’s ^

5/25 Steger, IL- Another Hole In The Wall

6/1 Pittsburgh, PA- 31st Street Pub

6/2 Louisville, KY- Phoenix Hill Tavern

6/5 Tulsa, OK- The Marquee

6/6 Dallas, TX- Trees

6/7 Gallup, NM- Juggernaut

6/8 Tucson, AZ- The Rock

6/9 Canoga Park, CA- Cobalt Café

6/10 Escondido, CA- JT’s Limelight

6/12 Stockton, CA- Plea For Peace Center

6/14 Seattle, WA- Club Motor

6/15 Portland, OR- Branx

6/21 Mesa, AZ- The Underground %

6/22 Tucson, AZ- Skrappy’s %

6/24 Amarillo, TX- Sorority House %

6/25 San Antonio, TX- White Rabbit %

6/26 Houston, TX- Cain’s Ashes %

6/27 Tallahassee, FL- The Engine Room %

6/28 St. Petersburg, FL- The Local 662 % (no TOTA)

6/29 Jacksonville, FL- Jack Rabbits % (no TOTA)

6/30 Atlanta, GA- The Masquerade / Purgatory %

7/1 West Springfield, VA- Jaxx %

7/2 Chesapeake, VA- Roger’s Sports Pub %

 

^ w/ Your Memorial, Structures

% w/ This or the Apocalypse, Affiance, Deception of a Ghost

 

LAST CHANCE TO REASON teamed up with producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me) to create a modern take on the classic progressive concept album. Drawing influence from the 70’s prog of King Crimson and Yes, composers Steve Reich and Schoenberg as well as prog-metal masters Opeth, Dream Theater and Cynic, LCTR’s “Level 2” takes the band in awe-inspiring new directions.

 

Set in a Tron-like virtual world, the album’s concept revolves around the relationship between man and technology, our move from physical reality to virtual spaces and what these changes mean to our lives and our art. The lyrics are expressed from the point of view of an artificial intelligence facing the violent reality of a videogame world.

Since forming in 2005, LAST CHANCE TO REASON has shared the stage with Atheist, Born of Osiris, Periphery, The Red Chord, Daath, Revocation, Unearth and many more.

 

https://www.facebook.com/lastchancetoreason

http://twitter.com/lctrpwnz

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DEPRIVATION are set to release their debut album “AMALGAM” May 28th.

May 12th, 2011
by EvilG

Orange, NSW Australian Melodic Thrash Metal band DEPRIVATION are set to release their debut album “AMALGAM” May 28th.

Deprivation commented: “The band chose to record with Aussie mastermind producer Darren “jENK” Jenkins (Daysend, Mortal Sin, Switchblade, Black Asylum) at the Grove Studios on the Central Coast of NSW. We loved his previous work and thought his sound is really what we are trying to achieve and would complement the songs really well”

Mastering of AMALGAM was done by Matthew Gray at Matthew Gray Studio’s in QLD (Travis, Jet, Eskimo Joe, Evermore, Superjesus, Sarah Blasko and Killing Heidi)

As for the artwork, we chose Mike Morphett (Daysend, Black Asylum, Paradigm). “We are more than impressed with what he has done for us.”

 

DEPRIVATION  “AMALGAM”

DEPRIVATION “AMALGAM”

The band has uploaded ‘Strain’, the first track off “AMALGAM” to their Facebook, Myspace and Reverbnation pages.


www.facebook.com/deprivationband

www.myspace.com/deprivationband

www.reverbnation.com/deprivationband

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NeraNature Release “Precious Now” Video

May 12th, 2011
by EvilG

This Monday was the day of the official premiere of the debut solo album by Nera, Darzamat’s singer, entitled “Foresting Wounds”. The next song promoting this album is “Precious Now”, for which a video has been shot. The video can be viewed on Metal Mind Productions’ official channel on YouTube.

Nera comments on the video: “Actually we chose the song ‘Precious Now’ months ago, since it’s one of my favourite tracks on the album. The script was being shaped in my head week after week, though shooting the video took us only a couple of days. On the literal level, it’s about running away from the city to slow down the pace, gather one’s thoughts, to spend some time in solitude. The lyrics, in turn, are about enjoying the “here and now”, leaving all troublesome memories behind, as also breaking free from the snares of one’s plans for the future. All we have is this passing moment…”

The video was shot and edited by a young artist going by the pseudonym Stanley McNoly.

 

NeraNature was founded by Nera in 2009. The project appeared as a space where the air is filled with matters lingering in her head, a bit more intimate, private and sometimes bizarre and freakish. “I’ve been waiting for a long time for the right place and time to find an outlet for my personal thoughts and beliefs. This is the time and place” – explains Nera. The name of the band is a combination of two words: Nera, the nickname of the vocalist, and Nature, referring to a reflection on a deep connection with the environment. It can also be interpreted as the nature of Nera – a diversity of views reflected in the songs. The feminine character of lyrics imbued with the feminist outlook on life constitutes one of the most significant elements of the projects, touching upon such issues as man’s detachment from nature and running away from himself/herself.

“Foresting Wounds” contains 12 compositions including Garbage’s cover “The World Is Not Enough”. The album is out now in Europe. US’ release date has been set up for 12th July (via MVD).

 

NeraNature online:

www.myspace.com/neranature

www.neranature.pl (official fanpage)

 

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AZARATH presents cover artwork for “Blasphemers’ Maledictions”; Tour with Bulldozer and Witchmaster confirmed

May 12th, 2011
by EvilG

AZARATH, second band of Behemoth’s drummer – Inferno, has recently finished working on its fifth album “BLASPHEMERS’ MALEDICTIONS” . Recording session took place in January and February in famous Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader, Lost Soul) where Wiesławscy Bros were responsible for production, mixing and mastering duties. Cover artwork and layout was painted and designed by Zbigniew M. Bielak (Absu, Watain, Destroyer666, Autopsy), who comments on his impressions in this way: “A new album, a new Azarath. At any given angle – Art Nouveau. Perverse ornaments, masses of air, venomous malevolence in seemingly soothing forms… Forging these virtues into an image was indeed quite some challenge, even though some seeds of the vision were already couple years old. ‘Blasphemers’ Maledictions’ is indeed an unexpectedly crisp waft in the steadily disappointing deathmetal milieu, alas – to anticipate teutonic translation –  a WICHTIG Hour strikes!”

Here you can check this amazing work of art: http://witchinghour.pl/web_new/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/AZARATH-TITLE.jpg

Fifth Azarath album will be released worldwide by Witching Hour Productions in June 2011 as exclusive digibook and limited 12” LP.

In September 2011 Azarath will embark on tour in Poland together with Italian speed/black metal masters BULLDOZER. Support acts are WITCHMASTER and DEUS MORTEM, who will be promoting their new EP. Azarath is preparing special scenography and setlist containing new songs and classics from “D.I.E.” and “DEMON SEED”

Here are the tourdates:

02.09.2011 LUBLIN (PL) – Grafitti
03.09.2011 RZESZÓW (PL) – Pod Palmą
04.09.2011 KRAKÓW (PL) – TBA
05.09.2011 KATOWICE (PL) – MegaClub
06.09.2011 WROCŁAW (PL) – Firlej
07.09.2011 POZNAŃ (PL) – Blue Note
08.09.2011 WARSZAWA (PL) – Progresja
09.09.2011 BYDGOSZCZ (PL) – Estrada Stage Bar
10.09.2011 GDYNIA (PL) – Ucho

Under this link you can listen to one of the new songs „Behold The Satan’s Sword”:
http://witchinghour.pl/web_new/zespoly/azarath?lang=en

More information about „Blasphemers’ Maledictions” coming soon!

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ENSLAVED – New EP “THE SLEEPING GODS”

May 12th, 2011
by EvilG
ENSLAVED - New EP  "THE SLEEPING GODS"

ENSLAVED - "THE SLEEPING GODS"

Norwegian progressive/psychedelic extreme metal trailblazers ENSLAVED are set to release The Sleeping Gods via Scion A/V as a free downloadable five song EP on May 10th. Following up on last year’s near-universally praised Axioma Ethica Odini, the EP finds the quintet once again expanding the boundaries of what metal can be, deftly incorporating influences from across the musical spectrum. Mainly recorded in Solslottet Studio in Bergen, and partly in the band’s own home studio, the effort finds the group sounding leaner and more confident than ever, part and parcel of maintaining a presence at the foreground of the international metal movement for 20 years.

Throughout its 30 minute playing time, the EP sways and punches in equal measure, in no small part due to the dexterous and powerful rhythm section of vocalist/bassist Grutle Kjellson and drummer Cato Bækkevold. Herbrand Larsen’s swirling keyboard textures form an ether around Ice Dale and Ivar Bjørnson’s guitars, which ooze tasteful sophistication and melodic sensibility in equal measure with their crushing, impenetrable force. This release is a must have for both Enslaved fans and fans of progressive music in general.

In its continual effort to show support for the arts, Scion covers all production, licensing and distribution costs for the A/V projects and all proceeds go directly back to the label and artists involved. “It’s exciting to be collaborating with ENSLAVED on this release. We feel the pairing is vital as we aim for the label’s approach to embody the same sense of forward thinking as the band’s music” says Jeri Yoshizu, Manager of Sales Promotions for Scion.

 

SCION A/V PRESENTS: ENSLAVED – THE SLEEPING GODS TRACKLISTING

1. Heimvegen
2. Alu Misyrki
3. Synthesis
4. Nordlys
5. The Sleeping Gods

 

DOWNLOAD SCION A/V PRESENTS: ENSLAVED – THE SLEEPING GODS HERE:

http://preemtiv.com/emails/enslaved/widget.html

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ENSLAVED, GO HERE:
http://www.enslaved.no/

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SCION A/V GO HERE:
http://www.scionav.com/


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KILL RITUAL (x-Imagika,Dark Angel,Eldritch) TO RECORD DEBUT IN JUNE

May 11th, 2011
by EvilG
KILL RITUAL

KILL RITUAL

SF Bay Area Metallists KILL RITUAL (x Imagika,Dark Angel,Eldritch) will begin production of their debut album “Serpentine Rituals” on June 13th at Fang Studios in San Mateo CA. Lead Guitarist Steve Rice will engineer the recordings and co-produce/mix the CD with Andy LaRocque(King Diamond) at his Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden.  Mr. LaRocque will also make a guest appearance on the album with his guitar playing prowess.  Art design will be handled by Jobert Mello/Sledgehammer Graphix.

 

KILL RITUAL was founded in late 2010 by original Imagika guitarist Steve Rice and Imagika drummer Wayne De Vecchi. The band is completed by former Dark Angel bassist Danyael Williams, former Eldritch guitarist Roberto Proietti and Bay Area vocalist Josh Gibson.

 

 

KILL RITUAL:

Steve Rice-Lead Guitar

Josh Gibson-Vocals

Wayne De Vecchi-Drums

Roberto Proietti-Guitar

Danyael Williams -Bass

KILL RITUAL is looking for a suitable label for the debut’s release and can be contacted at: killritualmetal@gmail.com


Demos of the bands material are available here: www.reverbnation.com/killritual

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HAMMERFALL: “ONE MORE TIME” VIDEO NOW UP ON YOUTUBE

May 11th, 2011
by EvilG

“One More Time,” the new video (which features legions of bloodthirsty zombies) for the track off the new HAMMERFALL album, Infected, is available for worldwide viewing on YouTube.  The video was shot by  Patrick Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, ENSLAVED, ARCH ENEMY) of Revolver Film.

HAMMERFALL’s eighth studio album will be released in Europe on May 20th and in North America on June 7th.  The album was produced & mixed by James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF).

 

HammerFall - Infected

HammerFall - Infected

The track listing for Infected is as follows:

01) Patient Zero
02) Bang Your Head
03) One More Time
04) The Outlaw
05) Send Me A Sign
06) Dia De Los Muertos
07) I Refuse
08) 666 – The Enemy Within
09) Immortalized
10) Let’s Get It On
11) Redemption

The bonus version of Infected is now available for pre-order on iTunes.  The track listing for this bonus version is as follows:

01) Patient Zero
02) Bang Your Head
03) One More Time
04) The Outlaw
05) Send Me A Sign
06) Dia De Los Muertos
07) I Refuse
08) 666 – The Enemy Within
09) Immortalized
10) Let’s Get It On
11) Redemption

BONUS MATERIAL:

12) B.Y.H. (Instrumental)
13) One More Time (Instrumental)
14) One More Time – Official Music Video
15) Infected Digital Booklet – Bonus Version

 

The “One More Time” single is currently available for purchase on iTunes, which includes an instrumental version of the song and a live version of Iron Maiden’s “Hallowed Be Thy Name”  recorded in Gothenburg in 2009.

Infected is the follow-up to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and achieved gold status in Sweden for sales in excess of 20,000 copies.  The album registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe: #2 in Sweden, #7 in Germany, #20 in Switzerland, #21 in the U.K. (Indie Albums chart), #25 in Austria, #46 in Norway, and #95 in France.

 

Visit HAMMERFALL online at www.HAMMERFALL.net, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter and at www.HAMMERFALL.tv.

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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM: New Full-Length Begins To Take Shape

May 10th, 2011
by EvilG

Black metal cultivators WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM are currently fully immersed in the process of harvesting their next full-length album.

 

The new album, though still untitled, will be the third WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM full-length for Southern Lord Recordings. Aaron and Nathan Weaver, the founding and only full-time members of the band, will collaborate once again with producer/mystic Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Boris) who produced WITTR’s mammoth Two Hunters and Black Cascade albums.

 

This week Aaron Weaver supplied some insight on the creation of the new album. “I got into a daily rhythm of greeting the weak winter sun in the morning, working outside in the rain until midday, then retiring to our studio to work on the music late into the night. I did this nearly every day for two months. Quite a monastic lifestyle actually. I didn’t see many people. We were totally lost inside the record. Once the record was conceived from beginning to end, we met with Randall and started to slowly build the tracks at his studio in Seattle. I think that this album will be the best thing that Wolves in the Throne Room has created. We’ve never been able to devote this much time to writing and recording. It feels like this will be the culmination of everything we’ve done up to this point.”

 

In addition to the Weaver brothers, the album will also feature vocal contributions from Jessika Kenny, who contributed so much to the transcendent tone of the band’s massive Two Hunters album.

 

More information on the album will be brought forth in the coming weeks, as the band complete the album and prepare for a surely busy year of WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM actions worldwide.

 

 

 

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BOOK OF BLACK EARTH Post Second Studio Video

May 10th, 2011
by EvilG

BOOK OF BLACK EARTH Post Second Studio Video

 

Blackened death metal act, BOOK OF BLACK EARTH, has posted the second studio video from “The Cold Testament” sessions. This particular video documents the recording of guitars. Check it out, HERE:

 

“The Cold Testament,” hits streets on May 24th, 2011, via Prosthetic Records and was tracked by Chris Common (Pelican, The Sword) at the Red Room Studio in Seattle and mixed and mastered by Dan Swano (Bloodbath, Nasum, Opeth) at Unisound in Sweden. The cover was done by renowned artist, Derek Noble.

 

“The Cold Testament” pre-order is now available, exclusively, through Prosthetic Records’ webstore; The CD can be ordered on its own, or in a bundle with an exclusive T-shirt design. Get your copy, now!

 

“The Cold Testament” track listing is as follows:

 

Weight of the World

Cross Contamination

Antarctica

Irritating Spectre

Termination

Research and Destroy

Road Dogs From Hell

I See Demons

 

Look for the band, who have previously appeared with the likes of Watain, Cattle Decapitation, The Black Dahlia Murder, Amebix, and many more, to hit the road later this year in support of “The Cold Testament.”

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HEATHEN Issue Roadside Update; Live Footage Available

May 10th, 2011
by EvilG

Bay Area thrash legends HEATHEN have been pummeling their way through the U.S. and Canada on tour with the mighty Destruction. The North American Reckoning Tour 2011 commenced on April 26 in Vancouver, and despite some stressful bus issues and being forced to miss their Detroit gig, has successfully pillaged its way through nearly two week’s worth of dates with another week and a half to go.

 

Commented HEATHEN guitarist Kragen Lum from the road:

“Well, the tour got off to a rough start but despite the tour bus breaking down, having to get another bus, and barely making it to the Denver show things are back on track. All of the shows have been killer and we’re having a great time with the Destruction guys. We’ve got 13 shows left on the tour so come on out and get your thrash fix!”

 

In regards to the Detroit show, Lum added: “Apologies to any HEATHEN fans that came out to see us in Detroit [at Harpo’s]. Unfortunately, the promoter for the show double booked the venue with two tours on the same night — the Destruction tour and the Cavalera Conspiracy tour — and then decided he couldn’t pay all of the bands. Consequently, we were bumped from the bill along with another band and did not get to play. We were at the venue and ready to go but the situation was beyond our control. Hopefully we can come back to Detroit in the near future.”

 

Despite being unable to play at Harpo’s, Lum has been joining Destruction onstage each night to play “Release From Agony.” Check out footage from Detroit HERE:

 

HEATHEN is touring in support of their critically-acclaimed The Evolution Of Chaos full length, which marked their first studio offering in nearly 20 years! Released in North American via Holland’s Mascot Records last year, the record reaped praise from critics and fans nationwide.

 

HEATHEN North American Reckoning Tour

with Destrcution and Warbeast! (remaining dates):

5/10/2011 Bourbon Street Ballroom – Baltimore, MD

5/11/2011 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

5/12/2011 Church of Boston – Boston, MA

5/13/2011 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA

5/16/2011 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX

5/17/2011 Mug Shots – Austin, TX

5/18/2011 Numbers – Houston, TX

5/20/2011 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA

5/21/2011 Angel’s Roadhouse – Yucaipa, CA

5/22/2011 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/heathen.official

http://www.myspace.com/heathenmetal

http://www.mascotrecords.com

 

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CEREBRAL BORE CONFIRMED FOR UK’S BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

May 10th, 2011
by EvilG

Scottish death metal act CEREBRAL BORE are among the latest bands to be confirmed for this year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival in the UK.

CEREBRAL BORE will be performing on the Sophie Lancaster Stage, and playing alongside a bill that includes the likes of MOTORHEAD, MORBID ANGEL, AT THE GATES and more.  Bloodstock takes place at Catton Hall in Derbyshire from August 12th – 14th.

CEREBRAL BORE guitarist PAUL MCGUIRE comments:

“BLOODSTOCK!  Fuck yes!  I’ve heard so much about this festival, and in all honesty I never thought we’d end up on the bill.  Really looking forward to sharing the bill with Lemmy’s wart, Morbid Angel, At the Gates and Napalm Death – it’s gonna be a great way to welcome us back to the UK after our US tour and, after a bunch of festivals across Europe, it will be awesome to finally play one on home soil.  As one of the most brutal bands on the bill, you can expect that we’ll go all out for you, a full-on fucking annihilating performance.  Come and see us on the Sophie Lancaster stage, or don’t and regret it forever.”

Don’t miss CEREBRAL BORE live on tour at the following shows:

CEREBRAL BORE
May 20 – Aberdeen, UK – Tunnels
May 22 – Newcastle, UK – Northumberland Arms
May 31 – New York, NY – Port 41 Club

CEREBRAL BORE w/ INSIDIOUS DECREPANCY, TRIFIXION, MERCILESS PRECISION
Jun. 03 – Houston, TX – Walter’s On Washington
Jun. 04 – San Antonio, TX – Zombies
Jun. 05 – San Angelo, TX – Steel Penny
Jun. 06 – Lubbock, TX – Diabolos Live
Jun. 07 – Amarillo, TX – EBGBS
Jun. 09 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
Jun. 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Deathfest, The Cheyenne Saloon
Jun. 11 – Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Deathfest, The Cheyenne Saloon
Jun. 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Que’s Bar and Grill (no INSIDIOUS DECREPANCY)

View the US tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/cerebral_us_2011.jpg

CEREBRAL BORE w/ ROTTENNESS, TRIFIXION, MERCILESS PRECISION
Jun. 16 – Cancun, Mexico – Xibalba Bar
Jun. 17 – Merida, Mexico – Sindicato Demolineros
Jun. 18 – Costa Del Carmen, Mexico – Sindicato Del Seguro Social
Jun. 19 – Campeche, Mexico – Sindicato Del Toro

CEREBRAL BORE
Aug. 12-14 – Derbyshire, UK – Bloodstock Open Air
Aug. 28 – London, UK – The Purple Turtle
Sep. 17 – Kiev, Ukraine – Bingo Club

CEREBRAL BORE have just released their debut album, MANIACAL MISCREATION, in Europe.  Get the CD now along with a range of t-shirts at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_761

The album is also available now wordlwide on iTunes.  Get it now at http://j.mp/ktt5l2

MANIACAL MISCREATION is due to be released on CD in North America on June 7th.  Pre-order the album now at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_747

Watch CEREBRAL BORE’s new music video for the track “Maniacal Miscreation” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG46oJBGhNg

Get more CEREBRAL BORE news and info at:

MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/cerebralbore2
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/cerebralbore
Twitter – http://twitter.com/Cerebralbore2
Tumblr – http://cerebralbore.tumblr.com

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HOUR OF 13 TO PERFORM AT “SLOW SOUTHERN STEEL” MOVIE PREMIERE

May 10th, 2011
by EvilG

North Carolina doom metallers HOUR OF 13 are due to perform at the premiere of the new movie, “Slow Southern Steel”, on June 4th at the Little Rock Film Festival in Little Rock, Arkansas.

“Slow Southern Steel” is a documentary film which peers into the world of metal music in the American South.  The film features live footage and personal interviews with the very people who have created this music, including HOUR OF 13’s own vocalist, BEN HOGG.

View the movie trailer for “Slow Southern Steel” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CHY0xOvPbE

HOUR OF 13 are due to kick off a US tour with psychedelic rockers KYLESA on May 25th.  See them live at the following shows:

HOUR OF 13 w/ KYLESA
May 25 – Charlotte, NC – Casbah, Tremont Music Hall
May 26 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
May 28 – Buffalo, NY – Sound Lab
May 29 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
May 31 – Newport, KY – Southgate House
June 01 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
June 02 – Tulsa, OK – The Marquee Theater

HOUR OF 13
June 04 – Little Rock, AR – The Rev Room, “Slow Southern Steel” premiere

Listen to HOUR OF 13’s track, “Demons All Around Me”, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhY0a3wCZ8Y

HOUR OF 13’s second album, THE RITUALIST, is out now worldwide on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl LP.  Get the album in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_738 or in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_756

THE RITUALIST is also available worldwide on iTunes at http://j.mp/ikBHjJ

Get more HOUR OF 13 news and info at:

MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/hourof13doom
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hour-of-13/108989669120415

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STILLLIFE: “Directive Four” Now Streaming

May 10th, 2011
by EvilG

Capitalizing on the momentum from the recent premier of “Requiem Part III: The Only Resolution,” U.S. prog/power metal act STILLLIFE has once again teamed up with StereoKiller.com for another exclusive track stream from their debut album, Requiem.

This latest sampler from the well-received disc, “Directive Four,” is an instrumental tune that showcases both the band’s trad metal roots and ability to branch out with dynamic prog flourishes. The track is available for streaming at www.stereokiller.com/STILLLIFE

As if standing defiant against a metal scene often dominated by the death and black metal genres, The Northern Michigan band have emerged as one of the state’s best melodic metal acts. Requiem features a unique mix of heavy, yet dynamic and harmony-driven progressive rock and melodic heavy metal that recalls everyone from IRON MAIDEN, SYMPHONY X, FATES WARNING, and early QUENSRYCHE. STILLLIFE embrace their influences, yet strike out with technical proficiency and a flair for unique song structures that make Requiem a vibrant journey of epic songwriting that reveals something new and exciting with every spin. Written, recorded, and mixed by the band, the quartet’s debut boasts nine masterfully crafted compositions, including an instrumental and a trilogy that concludes Requiem with a conceptual tone.

 

Requiem Track List:

Intro to…

 

A Godless World

 

12-Steps

 

Fruit of the Fallen Tree

 

Directive Four

 

Hypocriticism/The Becoming

 

Requiem Part I: The Oracle

 

Requiem Part II: The Vision

 

Requiem Part III: The Only Resolution

 

www.myspace.com/stilllifehome

 

 

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MORD’A’STIGMATA “ANTIMATTER” released

May 10th, 2011
by EvilG
The follow-up to the 1st album “Überrealistic” was mixed at Spaart Studio and it contains over 50 minutes of irritating-senses, going-against-the-trends blackish metal stuff, a comprehensive opus magnum, fulfilled with vast dark energy, exacting, staying for a long period of time in memory, features a guest appearance by Nihil (Furia, Massemord). Each of the nine songs is next stage of trip towards the understanding, the trip that comes to the astonishing end, a crucible of black metal viciousness and aggression, atmosphere and psychotic visions all together. The CD’s layout is being handled by the graphic designer Perversor (Impiety, Witchmaster). For fans DHG, Virus, Mayhem and psychosis!! CD released by Sun & Moon Records (sunandmoonrecords.com), 16 pages booklet on glossy, voluminous paper.

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THE SOULLESS: NEW TRACK “CLONES” AVAILABLE TO STREAM

May 10th, 2011
by EvilG

Modern UK metallers THE SOULLESS (formerly IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION) are due to release their new album, ISOLATED, next week in Europe.

The band have released a brand new track from ISOLATED ahead of the European release.  Listen to the new track, “Clones”, on the band’s new official website at http://thesoullessband.com/music

THE SOULLESS also recently released a new music video for the track “Unaltered”.  Watch the new video at http://thesoullessband.com/unaltered-video

The full track listing for ISOLATED is as follows:

01. Unaltered
02. The Path
03. Earthbound
04. 13th Morning
05. New Perspective
06. Clones
07. Revelation
08. Our Return
09. Unite Us
10. You Are Nothing To Me
11. Without Heart

ISOLATED is due to be released in Europe on May 16th and in North America on June 7th.

Pre-order the album now for a special low pre-order price in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_133 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_673_743

ISOLATED is also available to pre-order now on iTunes at http://j.mp/kRcioW

Get more news and info from THE SOULLESS at:

Official website – http://thesoullessband.com
MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/wearethesoulless
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Soulless/153943541294905
Tumblr – http://wearethesoulless.tumblr.com
Twitter – http://twitter.com/TheSoullessBand

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