Cradle Of Filth – new video blog & track on

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG
Cradle of Filth reveals artwork for 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa'

Cradle of Filth - 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa'

A new video blog from Cradle Of Filth is now streaming on the mini-site for the band’s forthcoming album, Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, at www.peaceville.com/cradleoffilth.

In the new video Dani and the rest of the band discuss how they work, their history, their plans for the future and some of the controversy that has followed them through their career.

In addition to this video the mini-site features also info about the album, a gallery featuring new band pics and elements from the album artwork, a link to download a MP3 of the track Lilith Immaculate, downloads and more. The site is being updated on a weekly basis with new video blogs, fan competitions, promo videos, new downloads and more.

A preview of Deceiving Eyes, a new track from the album, is also streaming on the mini-site. The track is also playing on the band’s iPhone app. A different track from the album is added to the site every Wednesday in the lead up to release on November 1st (November 9th in USA).

Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, released on the band’s own AbraCadaver imprint through Peaceville Records and through Nuclear Blast in the USA, is the band’s ninth studio album and has been described by Rocksound as displaying:

“a masterful control over the multi-faceted Cradle Of Filth sound; brutal vocal gymnastics, skull-rattling double-kicks, symphonic flourishes, dramatic narrative and balls-out axe-slinging all make their presence known, but in a manner which routinely serves to bolster the coherency of the greater whole…this fucking slays.” (9/10)

Details of the special fan’s edition are also now online. The limited boxset is available exclusively from the Peaceville site. Dani has already stated, this is will be, ‘the best Cradle Of Filth release that we have ever created, the ultimate version of our ultimate album. For you, our loyal mortal appreciators.’

The fans’ edition comes packaged in a deluxe hard box containing:

  • 2CDs – the album plus a disc of bonus tracks and demos (including  Adest Rosa Secreta Eros, an exclusive track that will not be available on any other edition of the album)
  • DVD – the promo video for Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned) plus a documentary on the making of the video
  • A LP sized 64 page hard-back book. The book features hi-quality artwork and photos and a short story based around the album written by Dani. A sneak preview of some of the pages from the book, which will also house the 2CDs and DVD included in the set, is now on the band’s mini-site.
  • · An exclusive t-shirt available only in this box
  • · A stunning limited edition lenticular 3D image of the album cover art , ready for framing
  • · Five 8” x 6”photographic prints of members of the band.

  • · An official certificate of authenticity from the band

The set costs £49.95 (+ P&P).

The vinyl and 2CD special editions of the album are also now available to pre-order.  The 2CD edition of the album features 4 bonus tracks and comes packaged in a 20 page digibook and costs £11.99.

The double, heavyweight (180gsm), coloured (1 disc on blue and 1 disc on red) vinyl edition is limited to 2000 numbered copies and comes packaged a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves. The vinyl edition also comes with a dropcard with a unique code to download digital version the album. The vinyl edition costs £17.99

An album t-shirt is also available for £14.99.

www.peaceville.com/cradleoffilth

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WHITE WIZZARD: COVER OF DIO’S ‘WE ROCK’ AVAILABLE ON CLASSIC ROCK

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Los Angeles traditional heavy metal band WHITE WIZZARD have released a cover of DIO’s legendary anthem, WE ROCK.

The track is featured as the ‘Track Of The Day’ on the website of Classic Rock magazine and is available to download for free.  Get the track now at http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/track-of-the-day-white-wizzard

WHITE WIZZARD’s cover of WE ROCK is also due to be included as the second track on the band’s new single, SHOOTING STAR – a brand new, original track which was written as a tribute to RONNIE JAMES DIO.  The two tracks are the first to be recorded with new WHITE WIZZARD vocalist PETER ELLIS.

Listen to SHOOTING STAR online now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjJAEz__Ol4

The SHOOTING STAR single, along with WE ROCK, is due to be released on iTunes on October 18th and will also be available on limited edition 7″ vinyl exclusively on WHITE WIZZARD’s upcoming UK headlining tour.  All profits will go to the Children Of The Night charity.

Catch WHITE WIZZARD live in the UK and get your hands on one of the limited edition SHOOTING STAR 7″ vinyls at the following shows:

05 November 2010 – Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms
06 November 2010 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy 2
07 November 2010 – Belfast, UK – Auntie Annie’s Porterhouse
08 November 2010 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
10 November 2010 – Sheffield, UK – The Corporation
11 November 2010 – Manchester, UK – Satan’s Hollow
13 November 2010 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
14 November 2010 – London, UK – The Underworld

Get tickets for the shows from SeeTickets at http://bit.ly/cxBd35

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/ww_ott_uktour2010.jpg

WHITE WIZZARD’s debut full-length album, OVER THE TOP, is out now worldwide on CD and vinyl LP.  Get the album in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_737 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_706

For more WHITE WIZZARD news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/whitewizzard

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ANNIHILATOR: FREE BOOKSHELF BOX AVAILABLE

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG
ANNIHILATOR: FREE BOOKSHELF BOX AVAILABLE

ANNIHILATOR: FREE BOOKSHELF BOX AVAILABLE

Following the recent release of the new, self-titled album from Canadian melodic thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR, Earache Records launched the ‘Total Annihilation’ campaign, reissuing six albums from the band’s illustrious back-catalogue in Europe.

The first four releases in the Total Annihilation campaign – CARNIVAL DIABLOS, CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW, WAKING THE FURY and KING OF THE KILL – are available now, with REFRESH THE DEMON and REMAINS due to be released soon.

To thank fans for purchasing these great metal milestones, Earache Records is offering a free, sturdy bookshelf box to fans as a way of neatly and proudly displaying the six reissued albums.  The free bookshelf box features stunning ANNIHILATOR artwork and includes a personal message to the fans from ANNIHILATOR mastermind and guitarist JEFF WATERS.

To get your free ANNIHILATOR bookshelf box, simply e-mail your full name and address to annihilatorbox@earache.com with the subject “Annihilator box”.

This offer is only available to European fans; CDs not included.

View a picture of the bookshelf box at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/annihilator_bookshelf_box.jpg

Get your hands on CARNIVAL DIABLOS, CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW, WAKING THE FURY and KING OF THE KILL now in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_749

REFRESH THE DEMON is due to be released on October 25th, with REMAINS due on November 8th.

To celebrate these deluxe reissues, Earache is also offering all fans a completely free ANNIHILATOR compilation album, called TOTAL ANNIHILATION.  Download your copy now for free at http://www.earache.com/totalannihilation

Don’t miss ANNIHILATOR live on their European headlining tour at the following remaining shows:

Oct. 12 – Cologne, GER – Stollwerk
Oct. 14 – Berlin, GER – C-Club
Oct. 15 – Hamburg, GER – Knust
Oct. 16 – Copenhagen, DEN – The Rock
Oct. 18 – Oslo, NOR – John Dee
Oct. 19 – Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
Oct. 20 – Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
Oct. 22 – Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
Oct. 23 – Tallinn, EST – Tapper Club
Oct. 24 – Vilnius, LIT – New York
Oct. 26 – Warsaw, POL – Progresja
Oct. 27 – Krakow, POL – Loch Ness
Oct. 28 – Prague, CZR – Retro Music Hall
Oct. 30 – Wörgl, AUT – Komma
Nov. 01 – Pratteln, SWI – Z7
Nov. 02 – Nuremberg, GER – Hirsch
Nov. 03 – Milan, ITA – Live Club
Nov. 05 – Barcelona, SPA – Mephisto
Nov. 06 – Madrid, SPA – Sala Live
Nov. 07 – Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzoki
Nov. 10 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Nov. 11 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Nov. 13 – Newcastle, UK – Legends
Nov. 14 – Glasgow, UK – Garage
Nov. 15 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Nov. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Nov. 18 – Bristol, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 20 – London, UK – Islington Academy
Nov. 24 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Principal Club Theatre
Nov. 25 – Athens, Greece – Gagarin 205 Club

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

Get tickets to see ANNIHILATOR from TicketMaster at http://j.mp/agadFc

For more ANNIHILATOR news and info, head to http://www.annihilatormetal.com

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CROWBAR ANNOUNCE FIRST HEADLINING TOUR IN OVER FIVE YEARS

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

(New York, NY) — In addition to the few dates announced last week, CROWBAR will be hitting the road hard this winter along side BLACK TUSK. Dates will span most of the eastern seaboard through the middle of December. All tour dates are below. Tickets will go on sale this week.

Oct. 18 Austin, TX – Emo’s

Oct. 19 Houston, TX – Numbers

Oct. 21 Lafayette, LA – Sadie’s Downtown

Oct. 22 Shreveport, LA – Riverside Warehouse

Oct. 30 Gulfport MS – The Door

Oct. 31 New Orleans, LA – House Of Shock

w/ BLACK TUSK

Nov 27 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx

Nov 28 Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit

Nov 29 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn

Nov 30 Raleigh, NC  @ Volume 11

Dec 1  Charleston, SC @ Jimbo’s Rock Lounge

Dec 2  Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

Dec 3  Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

Dec 4  Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar & Grill

Dec 5  New York, NY @ Santo’s Party House

Dec 6  Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary Coast

Dec 7  Providence, RI @ Club Hell

Dec 8  Cambridge, MA @ Middle East

Dec 9  Niagara Falls, NY @ Evening Star Music Hall

Dec 10  Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room

Dec 11  Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club

Dec 12  St Louis, MO @ Fubar

Dec 13  Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone

Dec 14  Little Rock @ The Village

Dec 15  Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee

Dec 16  Dallas @ Trees

Newly signed to eOne Music, sludge metal legends CROWBAR recently re-released three influential records, CROWBAR, LIVE +1 and TIME HEALS NOTHING on October 5th, 2010. These three records are the band’s core titles and have influenced many of today’s major metal acts including LAMB OF GOD and HATEBREED. With each title originally being released in the early nineties, this will be the first time all three records will be widely available in stores and online. A new CROWBAR record is planned for early 2011.

Kirk Windstein formed CROWBAR in 1991. Since that time, the band’s sound has profoundly influenced a new generation of metal acts the world over. Weinstein is also a key member of KINGDOM OF SORROW (with HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta) and DOWN.

Visit http://www.crowbarmusic.com/ for more information.

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NEW DIMMU BORGIR ALBUM (MP3 format) ON SALE FOR $6.99 ON SHOCKHOUND.com

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG
DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

In honor of its North American release date, ShockHound.com is offering ABRAHADABRA, the new album by Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR, for purchase in MP3 format for $6.99 at this location.

View Shockhound.com’s Taco Tuesday video review of ABRAHADABRA here.

DIMMU BORGIR’s 32-date run across North America launches on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts and ends Tuesday, December 14th in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.  Support will come from Enslaved and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes.  Advanced pre-sale tickets & VIP packages for this tour are now on sale via ArtistArena.com (User Name: dimmuborgir; Password: tickets).  Ticketing widget is available here (same log-in).

The video for the track “Gateways” can be viewed on the Nuclear Blast Europe & DIMMU BORGIR YouTube channels.

The “Gateways” single is available for purchase on iTunes at this location.  Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here.

Watch a new video interview by FaceCulture.com with DIMMU guitarist/songwriter Silenoz here (Part 1), here (Part 2), and here (Part 3).

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.

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KHORS: Ukrainian Black Metal Legion To Reissue First Two Full-Lengths

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Paragon Records is proud to announce the reissue of The Flames Of Eternity’s Decline and Cold from Ukrainian black metal legion KHORS. The now classic first two full-lengths — originally released in 2005 and 2006 respectively — will come as a two-CD set with a new layout, nine bonus tracks and a rare early video from the band. Though KHORS have long progressed musically, these early recordings still brim with the unique atmosphere of Pagan black metal that the band was built upon. The Flames Of Eternity’s Decline/Cold will be released via Paragon Records on October 19, 2010. Check out the cover art HERE.

KHORS was formed by former Astrofaes bassist, Khorus, in August 2004, with an aim to create gloomy, atmospheric black metal. Sometime later, guitarist/vocalist Helg (Runes Of Dianceht) and drummer Khaoth (Tessaract, ex-Astrofaes, ex-Hate Forest) joined the fold. The band was later rounded out by guitarist Warth.

In related news, KHORS will unleash a new full-length, Return To Abandoned, to the masses later this year. Details to be revealed in the coming weeks.

The Flame Of Eternity’s Decline Track Listing

01. Wounds Of The Past

02. Eyes Of Eternal Loneliness

03. Throne Of Antiquity

04. Trees are remembers

05. Breath

06. Moan Of The Grief

07. Spirit Of Fury

08. Flame Of Eternity

Bonus:

09. Wounds Of The Past (wood mix)

10. Spirit Of Fury (moon mix)

11. Moan Of The Grief (live)

12. Trees Are Remembers (demo)

13. Eyes Of Eternal Loneliness (demo)

14. Throne Of Antiquity (demo)

15. Flame Of Eternity (demo)

Cold Track Listing:

01. Cold

02. Ashes

03. Garnet

04. Misery

05. Conscious Burning

06. Whispers

07. In The Depths Of Black Hills

08. The Abyss


Bonus:

09. Cold (art-rock version)

10. Ashes (live)

11. Garnet (video)

http://www.khors.info

http://www.myspace.com/khorspagan

http://www.themetalunderground.com

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WOE: A Day In The Life Of Chris Grigg Part III; New Record To Be Unleashed Via Candlelight

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

In part three of his ongoing Deciblog adventures, WOE frontman Chris Grigg talks about his latest gear purchases, the anticipation of the band’s upcoming full-length, the importance of band rehearsal and the woes (pun absolutely intended) of being way too busy. To read through Grigg’s latest installment, visit: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/diary/a-day-in-the-life-of-chris-grigg-woe-part-drei/

WOE‘s Quietly, Undramatically full-length was released in North America on October 12. Recorded at Gradwell House in Haddon Heights, New Jersey with additional tracking completed at Grigg’s BS1 in Philadelphia. The album is the first to feature a full band ensemble comprised of members from Absu, Woods Of Ypres, The Green Evening Requiem, Infernal Stronghold and Rumpelstiltskin Grinder.   Check out the Candlelight ecard here: http://www.candlelightrecords.co.uk/digital/ecard/woe_ecard/woe_ecard.html

WOE will celebrate the release with a free performance, along with labelmates KRIEG, at Philadelphia’s Kung Fu Necktie (1248 North Front Street) on October 28. Both bands will also hit Rhode Island and New York City that weekend [confirmed dates below].

10/28/2010 King Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA FREE SHOW w/ KRIEG, Infernal Stronghold
10/29/2010 Machines With Magnets – Pawtucket, RI w/ KRIEG, Sewer Goddess, Dead Times
10/30/2010 The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY w/ KRIEG

For additional live performances visit the band’s recently redesigned site at: http://quietly.WOEunholy.com

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GOD DETHRONED launch landing page and release first song off new album ‘Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’!

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

GOD DETHRONED launch landing page and release first song off new album ‘Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’!

Mighty Dutch Death Metallers GOD DETHRONED have launched a landing page for their upcoming new album 0’Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’!

Make sure to surf over to http://www.metalblade.com/goddethroned/ to stream the title track off the new album and to find out about the various pre-order deals!

Comments singer/guitarist Henri Sattler on the title track: “The 1905 Schlieffen Plan made by the Prussian Count von Schlieffen after England signed the previous Entente Cordiale in 1904 with France. The plan was based on a battle between Hannibal and the Roman army in 216 B.C. that was later modified and eventually failed when put into practice. It remains uncertain if the changes to the Schlieffen Plan or the plan itself was the reason for not being successful.”

The bands 9th album was recorded at the Soundlodge Studios in Leer, Germany.

Comments singer/guitarist Henri Sattler: “Musically the new album turned out to be one of the most extreme records we ever did. Nevertheless with the very recognizable God Dethroned hooks present in all the songs.Producer Joerg Uken outdid himself this time, because our new album is in my opinion the best produced album we ever had. Extremely raw, heavy, but crystal clear and super dynamic at the same time.”

Track listing ‘Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’!

1. The Declaration of War

2. Storm of Steel

3. Fire Storm

4. The Killing is Faceless

5. Under the Sign of the Iron Cross

6. Chaos Reigns at Dawn

7. Through Byzantine Hemispheres

8. The Red Baron

9. On Fields of Death & Desolation

GOD DETHRONED is:

Henri “T.S.K.” Sattler – vocals & lead guitars

Henk “Henke” Zinger – bass

Michiel “Mike” vd Plicht – drums

Danny Tunker – guitars

‘Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’ will be released the 19th/22nd of November 2010 via Metal Blade Records in Europe and the 23rd of November in North America!

http://www.goddethroned.com/

http://www.myspace.com/villavampiria

http://www.facebook.com/goddethronedofficial

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AFTER THE BURIAL Post Striking Cover Art For Their New Album, In Dreams

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Like a freight train of brutality and sheer brute force busting out at the seams comes the highly anticipated new AFTER THE BURIAL album, In Dreams, which is set for a Nov. 23rd release. This offering is quickly going to raise the bar for all others within the metal genre as this group effectively unleashes a barrage of jaw-dropping dual guitar dynamics that is backed by a captivating energy and groove resulting in an overall unrelenting output of punishment. This Minnesota quintet is hell-bent on forging their own unique path within the extreme metal genre and In Dreams proves that they are well on their way to that very goal.

AFTER THE BURIAL will spend this winter touring relentlessly across North America on the “December Decimation” tour. This group has something for everyone and could be best described as a Meshuggah and Unearth hybrid that pleases the tech nuts while providing an entertaining stage show that is sure to always get the metalcore kids into a violent frenzy. Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/aftertheburial now to view their entire touring itinerary.

You can access the striking new album’s cover art now at the link below.

http://fearthehowl.com/lhotl/dmcb/sumerian/atbcoverwebfinal.jpg

AFTER THE BURIAL further comment: “It’s been a long time coming, but we’re excited to announce that our new record In Dreams will be hitting shelves on November 23rd! We’ve spent the last year putting all of our hard work into this album, and we can assure you that the intricate dynamics of In Dreams will satisfy your appetite for the crushing guitars, driving drums and powerful vocals you’ve come to expect from us. Also, be sure to come catch us on the road this November as we hit the road with Winds Of Plague, Carnifex, War Of Ages, and Upon A Burning Body. It’s going to be a rager.”

AFTER THE BURIAL is an 8 string brutal guitar assault and their sophomore album, Rareform, hinted at their true potential, but In Dreams brings all of their combined talents to fruition. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as MetalSucks.net will exclusively debut a brand new track online. Also, don’t forget to check out all of the band’s pre-production videos on their MySpace page now.

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Japan’s METAL SAFARI has released “How to die.” video, endorsements announced

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Japan’s premier Extreme Metallers, METAL SAFARI, who recently released theirlong-awaited second album “Prisoner” in Japan via SPIRITUAL BEAST, have posted their new video for the song “How to die.” from that album.

On another news, the drummer YAZU has recently inked an endorsement deal with MAPEX Drums. Known for the high quality sound and used by many renowned drummers from around the world, including Chris Adler (Lamb of God), Aquiles Priester (ex-Angra, Hangar), Gregg Bissonette, John Boecklin (DevilDriver) Moe Carlson (Protest The Hero) and Dani (ChthoniC) among others, the MAPEX drum kit will definitely bring the METAL SAFARI groove to the next level.

For more info, visit http://www.mapexjapan.com/
(the news of signing with YAZU should be posted shortly)

In the meantime, the guitar player HIRO has also received his own page (where you can listen to one song from their new album) on the KRANK Amps’ website, whom he’s endorsed with. He isn’t actually “nobody”in the guitar players’ world, as he has played the role of demonstrators at various music trade shows including the NAMM Show in the US and the Music Fair in Japan.

The band is currently shopping for labels to release the album in Europe and in North America.

About METAL SAFARI:

Centered around award-winning future guitar heror HIRO (endorsed user of KRANK Amps and Caparison Guitars), emotional screaming beast INA, and young powerhouse drummer YAZU (endorsed user of Mapex Drums and Firce Cymbals), along with their big friend JUN on bass (also endorsed user of Caparison Guitars), they were “proud to be independent”, releasing demo recordings on the internet, shooting music videos on their own, and handing more than 20,000 demo CDs to the fans of national/international metal acts, all without any support from labels.

With the release of the debut album “Return To My Blood” in May 2006, METAL SAFARI gained more and more public attentions, resulting in an appearance at the biggest Rock Festival in Taiwan, “FORMOZ FESTIVAL 2006″. The momentum continued, and METAL SAFARI went out on a 6-date headlining Asian tour in 2007, playing in Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China, where they headlined “MODERN SKY FESTIVAL 2007″. The popular demands also brought them to Europe, where they participated in 12-date tour throughout Poland alongside of such
acts as VIRGIN SNATCH, THY DISEASE, and MAHAVATAR. METAL SAFARI earned their place in the history of Japanese metal as the first-ever extreme metal band played in the mainland China, and also as the first metal band ever toured in Poland (after visual-kei rockers DIR EN GREY). These are ALL done independently, without any support from labels.

Domestically, METAL SAFARI participated twice in “Ju-Ongaku-Sai” (Heavy Music Fest), the biggest festival of Japanese metal/hardcore bands, first as one of the main stage acts and then as the headliner. METAL SAFARI also supported THY WILL BE DONE and CALIBAN on their Japan tours, and shared the stage with from LOUDNESS to EDGE OF SPIRIT, or to SUNS OWL and BLOOD STAIN CHILD. Not only did these activities put them at #7 of domestic independent bands of all genres, #1 of Metal bands, #1 of Hardcore bands, and #1 of Thrash bands in “Top Artist Chart” on MySpace.com, but METAL SAFARI has become the most-awaited Japanese band to play at “LOUD PARK”, the biggest metal festival in Japan.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.spiritual-beast.com
http://www.metalsafari.com
http://www.myspace.com/metalsafari
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=MetalSafariTokyo

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GRAVE DIGGER – “we did it again”

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG
GRAVE DIGGER "The Clans Will Rise Again"

GRAVE DIGGER "The Clans Will Rise Again"

“Dear friends,

It happened once again.

The new GRAVE DIGGER album entered the official German Media Control Charts at #28 and the Top 100 in Switzerland at #86.

Behind “Excalibur” (1999 – #21) this is the second highest entry in band history at a time, where the christmas business is already on the run and selling heavyweights pushing down the rates.

More countries will be analyzed soon.

Thanks for your support and see you on our tour in 2011″

Chris, Axel, Jens, HP and Stefan

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Watch GWAR’s Epic Halloween Night performance LIVE from the Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Watch GWAR’s Epic Halloween Night performance LIVE from the Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

NEW ALBUM “BLOODY PIT OF HORROR” IN STORES NOVEMBER 9th ON METAL BLADE RECORDS

Every year on Halloween, GWAR takes to the stage to put on a spectacle that only certain fans in certain cities have gotten to witness. But this year, GWAR is giving human scum across the globe the chance to watch their Halloween show streaming live from The Rave/Eagle’s Club in Milwaukee. The event will be a Pay Per View extravaganza and is scheduled to kick of at 11:00 PM Eastern Halloween night. Make sure to head over to GWARLive.com to sign up for the Pay Per View event of a lifetime today! Tickets for this exclusive stream are $2.99 if you order before October 15, $3.99 if you order between October 16-30 and $4.99 the day of the broadcast.

TheRave.com, is the online entertainment source for The Rave / Eagles Club, well known as one of America’s most haunted live entertainment complexes.

TheRave.com most recently streamed live concerts from Shinedown, Underoath, Benny Benassi, DevilDriver, Epica, Vader and others. These webcasts have been seen by over 100,000 people in over one hundred countries.

TO ACCESS LIVE CONCERT STREAM VISIT:

http://Gwarlive.com

http://Webcast.TheRave.com

Contacted at a recent midget-juggling festival, held at an undisclosed (and completely fictitious) location, GWAR lead singer Oderus Urungus screamed what sounded like “Bllllaaauuggh”, before launching himself into a nearby Jagermeister display. Later, when fully conscious, the warty one sounded off about the Internet, inter-species dating, and golf, all in complete gibberish.

When he finally gave us a workable quote, it sounded something like this –

“People don’t understand how much money we are contractually obligated to waste every day. That money has got to come from somewhere so we grind it out of our fans. Now if you are telling me that there is a way to do that without ever having to leave the city of Milwaukee? This Interwebnet fascinates me no end!”

In other GWAR news, the band has announced that they will be performing for the first time on network television on October 28th, when they take to the stage on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”. The shows airs 12:35 Eastern and the band will be tearing through their new single “Zombies, March!”

This past weekend syndicated radio show “Chaos With Full Metal Jackie” premiered the track “Gathering of Ghouls” from GWAR’s upcoming new album. For more information check out

Bloody-Disgusting.com premiered the first single from “Bloody Pit of Horror” “Zombies March!” Check it out at: http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/music/1043

GWAR’s latest masterpiece “Bloody Pit of Horror” will be in stores on November 9th, but you can pre-order your copy today from the official GWAR page on the Metal Blade Records website at: http://www.metalblade.com/gwar. The landing page includes all current tour dates, GWAR footage from BOTH Gwar.tv and MetalBlade.tv, and pre-orders for “Bloody Pit of Horror” on CD, a GWAR t-shirt, or the ultimate “Bloody Pit” package that includes the CD, the GWAR t-shirt, and a 12×12 autographed cover print!

Catch GWAR on the “Bloody Tour Of Horror”, with The Casualties, Infernaeon and Mobile Deathcamp:

10/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

10/13 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

10/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

10/15 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights

10/16 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Rock N Shock Festival*

10/17 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Telus

10/19 – Moncton, NB @ Club Oxygen

10/20 – Halifax, NS @ The New Palace

10/22 – Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Imperial

10/23 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House

10/24 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall

10/26 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

10/27 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

10/29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

10/30 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

10/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

11/02 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

11/03 – Little Rock, AR @ The Village

11/04 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

11/05 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

11/06 – Austin, TX @ Waterloo Park*

11/08 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada

11/09 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

11/10 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater

11/11 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater

11/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

11/13 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater

11/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater

11/15 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

11/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

11/17 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater

11/18 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater

11/19 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

11/20 – Bend, OR @ Midtown Music Hall

11/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

11/22 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House Concert Hall

11/24 – Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air

11/26 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

11/27 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

11/28 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

11/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

12/01 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre

12/02 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

12/03 – Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre

12/04 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre

12/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze

*Denotes Festival Date

NO SLEEP TIL… FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND FOR MORE INFO ON THE FESTIVAL VISIT: HTTP://WWW.NOSLEEPTIL.COM.AU/

12/10 – Auckland, New Zealand @ ASB Showgrounds

12/12 – Perth, Australia @ Arena Joondalup

12/15 – Adelaide, Australia @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre

12/17 – Melbourne, Australia @ Melbourne Showgrounds

12/18 – Sydney, Australia @ The Entertainment Quarter Moore Park

12/19 – Brisbane, New Zealand @ RNA Showgrounds

CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB

http://www.gwar.net

http://www.gwar.tv

http://www.gwarbq.com

http://www.youtube.com/gwar

http://www.metalblade.tv

http://www.facebook.com/gwar http://www.myspace.com/gwarofficial

TWITTER FEEDS:

ODERUS: http://twitter.com/therealoderus

BALSAC: http://twitter.com/BalSacJoD

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Ion Dissonance

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Certain Hardcore Elements: Ion Dissonance Do It Their Way

Interview by  Shawn Jam Hill

 

 

The metal world can be an overcrowded miasma of no-hit wonder grinders shamelessly thrashing out the same breakdowns and attitude to an audience of audio sheep content with recycled riffology.

Thank Lucifer for Montreal’s Ion Dissonance, an incendiary band for whom jaw-dropping technicality and inhuman brutality coalesce into sheer auditory chaos leaving the listener no choice but to be floored. Their latest slab, Cursed (Century Media), is a whirling dervish of neck-snapping metal as on the blistering “After Everything That’s Happened, What Did You Expect?” (a succinctly pissed-off break-up song if there ever was one) and funerary dirge on the cheekily titled “We Like To Call This One…Fuck Off!” ,a snarling pounder that showcases vocal tiger Kevin McCaughey’s well-honed war cry. Throw in the technical pummeling drummer Jean-Francois Richard metes out to his kit and the twin guitar assault of Antoine Lussier and Sebastien Chaput’s swirling, scratchy style and you’ve got a band that truly stands apart from the horde.

Metal-Rules.com recently caught up with the affable vokiller shortly before the band departed for Europe for a string of shows via phoner to talk about the making of Cursed, plans for the future and why writing mind-numbingly acerbic and angry lyrics at work can really get the job done.

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ENFORCER CONFIRMS EUROPEAN TOUR WITH AIRBOURNE

October 12th, 2010
by EvilG

Swedish heavy metal sensations ENFORCER have confirmed a European tour supporting Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE.

ENFORCER are set to kick off the tour on November 6th in Bochum, Germany, and will be on the road until mid-December.

ENFORCER frontman OLOF WIKSTRAND comments:

“Finally we’re hitting the road properly after the summer’s festival season.  Going to be great to get out there to meet up with all our fans and friends from before, as well as new, to play some old and new material.  Opening for Airbourne is also a good opportunity for us to spread our message in a broader way.  Get ready for Diamonds on the road!”

Catch ENFORCER live in Europe with AIRBOURNE at the following shows:

06 Nov – Bochum, Germany – Ruhcongress
07 Nov – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega Mainhall
09 Nov – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
10 Nov – Stockholm, Sweden – Tyrol
12 Nov – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahoune
13 Nov – Helsinki, Finland – Cable Factory
16 Nov – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
17 Nov – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Arena
18 Nov – Dresden, Germany – Alter Schlachthof
20 Nov – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
22 Nov – Munich, Germany – Zenith
23 Nov – Basel, Switzerland – St. Jakobshalle Arena
24 Nov – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
26 Nov – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
27 Nov – Lille, France – Aeronef
29 Nov – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
30 Nov – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Mainhall Box
02 Dec – London, UK – Brixton Academy
04 Dec – Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
05 Dec – Belfast, UK – Ulster Hall
07 Dec – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia
09 Dec – Manchester, UK – Academy
10 Dec – Birmingham, UK – Academy

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/enforcer_airbourne_2010.jpg

Enforcer’s new album, DIAMONDS, is available now in Europe on limited edition digipak CD and regular CD.  Get your copy now at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_751

For more ENFORCER news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/enforcerswe

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Metal Blade Records partners with Germany’s Cyclone Empire Records

October 12th, 2010
by EvilG

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce a new partnership with underground German label, Cyclone Empire. Metal Blade will have the pleasure of bringing some of the most intense and cutting edge metal in Europe to North American shores. Cyclone Empire has been leading the underground in Europe with releases from the legendary Evocation, as well as underground acts such as Demonical, The Grotesquery, Black Sun Aeon, Funebrarum, Demiurg, Facebreaker and many more.

Cyclone Empire’s Martin Purr comments: “It’s very exciting to be taking the cooperation between our two labels to the next level. We have been searching for a serious and reliable partner in the North American territory for quite a while and I am particularly glad to have signed this licensing deal with Metal Blade Records, one of the most renowned partners in Metal you could possibly get there and also good old friends. With us licensing and releasing selected Metal Blade catalogue on vinyl, this mutual partnership will become even closer and stronger!”

The first two releases that fans will be able to get their hands on in North America are Evocation’s third full-length album, Apocalyptic, and Facebreaker’s latest slab of death metal, Infected.

Apocalyptic, the new album from the influential Swedes, Evocation, is the latest in the band’s come back since their re-incarnation in 2005. The band was active between 1991 and 1993 and recorded two demos that become some of the most sought after recordings in underground metal. Their cult status never waned and the band is recording some of their best material to date. In early 2010, Evocation started to record Apocalyptic. For the production of the new album, the band has been working in their own Evocation Studios. Drums were produced with Roberto Laghi (In Flames, Hardcore Superstar). Mastering duties were handled by the excellent crew at Studio Mega (Sonic Syndicate, Katatonia). Cover artwork and layout were done by the Polish artist Xaay (Behemoth, Nile). After having established themselves as one of Sweden’s most important Death Metal acts, this album sees Evocation take death metal to another level both as musicians and also as songwriters. No one will be left untouched by Apocalyptic. The album will be promoted by the band with massive touring and festival shows. The European release is scheduled for the 29th of October through CYCLONE EMPIRE RECORDS. Apocalyptic will also be licensed in the US & Canada by METAL BLADE RECORDS and will be releases on November 9th.

Listen to Sweet Obsession, watch music videos and order Apocalyptic now at http://www.metalblade.com/evocation.

Facebreaker has been developing their aggressive style of death metal since 1999. They are set to release their third full length album, Infected, this fall. The album was recorded with some of the most renowned minds in metal, Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge Studios and Peter Tägtgren in Abyss studios. The combination of the band’s collective recording, touring and songwriting experience with the talents of Kjellgren and Tägtgren lends itself to what will sure to become Facebreaker’s most brutal and accomplished album to date. Infected will be available in North America on November 9th.

Listen to Bloodthirst, watch live videos and order Infected at http://www.metalblade.com/facebreaker.

For more information about Cyclone Empire Records, Evocation and Facebreaker, visit these links:

http://www.cyclone-empire.com

http://www.myspace.com/cycloneempire

http://www.evocation.se

http://www.myspace.com/evocationswe

http://www.facebreaker.com

http://www.myspace.com/facebreaker_mail

http://www.metalblade.com

http://www.metalblade.tv

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