DOOM IN JUNE II FESTIVAL – Saturday, June 4th, 2011

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG

DOOM IN JUNE II FESTIVAL – Saturday, June 4th, 2011 – The Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas – Lineup announced

As promised the celebrated DOOM IN JUNE FEST returns for the Second Annual homage to some of the coolest names in Doom and Stoner Rock Saturday, June 4th, 2011. Last year’s inaugural show was a fun-filled day of some great music that saw people congregating to Las Vegas from around the world. This year Salem Rose Music gives you another dose.

Following a similar format Doom In June II Fest kicks off the summer the first weekend of June (Sat. June 4th) with 15 confirmed bands – some longtime established names and an opportunity to catch some of the brightest young talents – in a carefree, good time environment at the infamous longtime rock club The Cheyenne Saloon (3103 N. Rancho Blvd.).

Set to perform are SOLITUDE AETURNUS, HOODED MENANCE (from Finland), STONE AXE, WO FAT, DUSTED ANGEL, LEECHES OF LORE, WHITE WITCH CANYON, HALLOWED ENGINE, STONEHELM, METH LEPPARD, PSILOCYBIN, …OF THE HORIZON, CROWNED BY FIRE, THE SWAMP DONKEY and locals DEAD NEON.

Doors open at noon with bands performing for 12 hours on one stage. Tickets now on sale at www.brownpapertickets.com for only $25 advance.

For more information email salemrosemusic@aol.com or visit us on Facebook  or www.myspace.com/doominjune

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THE FAMINE POSTS FIFTH BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO BLOG‘

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG

TEXAS – Dallas/Ft. Worth-based brutal death metal act, The Famine, has posted a new behind-the-scenes video blog on the Solid State Records YouTube channel, in anticipation of its forthcoming full-length, The Architects of Guilt.  The fifth installment of the in-studio series, entitled “Studio Session Shenanigans”, recaps the numerous gags, pranks, and bloopers that took place during the The Architects of Guilt Dallas recording sessions last summer.  From the infamous, Satan’s Blood hot sauce, to airsoft gun shots to the back of the head, to cupcakes filled with year-old shaven beard hair, all the action can be seen online now at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUlAyL9hFMA.

The Architects of Guilt, The Famine’s sophomore Solid State Records release, will hit stores on February 15th.

The first four in-studio video blogs can still be seen online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avjKz9OVVPMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skb7zdwLsTEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwN7GQzY4ec, and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tLNbQsuggk, while four brand new songs from The Architects of Guilt, “A Fragile Peace”, “The New Hell”, “VII The Fraudulent”, and “Ad Mortem”, are currently streaming on the band’s official MySpace page at: http://www.myspace.com/thefaminedestroys.            A video trailer for the forthcoming album can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufYjsMFFTSA.
The track list for The Architects of Guilt is…1. The New Hell
2. Ad Mortem
3. We Are The Wolves
4. Turner Classic Diaries
5. Bigger Cages, Longer Chains!6. The Crown and The Holy See
7. VII The Fraudulent
8. A Pavement Of Good Intentions
9. A Fragile Peace
10. Pyrithion House
11. To The Teeth

The Architects of Guilt
can be pre-ordered through the Solid State Records webstore at: http://zambooie.com/solidstate/detail.tpl?sku=SSRCD95282, while a special CD/t-shirt combo pre-order is also available at: http://zambooie.com/solidstate/detail.tpl?sku=SSRCOMBO95282.
“Ad Mortem”, the album’s first single, is now available for download on iTunes at: http://www.solidstaterecords.com/itunes_links/the_famine_ad_mortem.php, or on Amazon.com at: http://www.solidstaterecords.com/itunes_links/the_famine_ad_mortem_amazon.php.
The music video for “Ad Mortem” will premiere next week.

Stay tuned for more information on The Famine and The Architects of Guilt.

The Famine is…
Nick Nowell – vocals
Andrew Godwin – guitar
Mark Garza – drums
Jon Richardson – bass

The Famine online…www.thefaminedestroys.comwww.myspace.com/thefaminedestroyswww.facebook.com/thefaminedestroyswww.solidstaterecords.com

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MONSTERWORKS: Image is Nothing; Metal is Everything

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG

The entity known as Monsterworks began as a death metal organism (metallicum necronominominom) spawned in a primordial swamp and went on to evolve into the sophisticated supermetal machine (uber-ferrous tonka) it is today in the fleeting span of 3.5 billion years. This incubation period has resulted in a genus that communicates through an intriguing musical blend borrowing from the best of proto-thrash, death and traditional metal.

Consisting of Hugo (bass), James (drums), Marcus (lead guitar) and Jon (guitar/vocals), Monsterworks has thrown all its collective experience into a new and ambitious slab of granite joy: The God Album; a philosophical journey navigating the woes of religion and its implications for the modern world. Monsterworks has been described as “thinking man’s metal”, a label to be proud of insofar as one can distinguish the message among the roaring and screaming that characterizes its sound.

Vocalist Jon (also vocalist/lyricist for Chicago based metal band The Living Fields) says “since the release of our heavy metal space adventure concept albums: Spacial Operations and Singularity, I was intrigued with the idea of ‘themed’ records rather than straight narrative stories. This new album has something to say from a few different angles and I hope it will reinforce the importance of critical thinking and the dangers of blind faith. We live in an age of great technological achievement, yet a significant part of the populations of supposedly modern industrialised nations believe that the Earth is six thousand years old. There is something profoundly bizarre about that. It is worth having a cup of tea or a few beers and pondering whilst listening to The God Album.”

Monsterworks has been compared with Strapping Young Lad, 3 Inches of Blood, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Death Angel.

Everything You Believe is a Lie

Monomythic

Reprieve

The Enemy of My Enemy

Origin

False Miracle

God

Let It Go

(Hymn of) Fire

The God Album is released through Casket Music on 28 February 2011 (UK) and 8 March 2011 (USA), distributed by PHD worldwide.

Check out “Let It Go” from The God Album at:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR0SaOct30Y

Official website: www.supermetal.net

Myspace: www.myspace.com/monsterworks

Facebook: www.facebook.com/monsterworks

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HEAVY ARTILLERY TO RELEASE “METAL VENEGENACE” BY EVIL SURVIVES

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG

Following the release of their sophomore album Powerkiller, Canadian heavy metal heroes EVIL SURVIVES strike back with another entry in the HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS discography with a reissue of their debut Metal Vengeance. Available for the first time ever on CD and digital formats, Metal Vengeance was originally released by renowned Canadian vinyl-only metal label War On Music. Metal Vengeance will be re-released world wide on March 22nd 2011.

Based out Winnipeg, Manitoba EVIL SURVIVES first began spreading their metallic mayhem when the in the summer of 2006 Front man Karl “Axe n’ Smash” Warkentin and guitarist Adrian Riff began the arduous task of recruiting like minded metal heads. Finally after three months the search was complete and EVIL SURVIVES was born. By June 2008 EVIL SURVIVES made its first performance- by no coincidence…but fate! – outside of an Iron Maiden concert in their home town of Winnipeg.  Less than a month later, EVIL SURVIVES entered the studio to record their debut full length album Metal Vengeance released exclusively on vinyl on War on Music.

On the heels of a growing renown, EVIL SURVIVES were right back in studio by the end of 2009 to record their second full length album, entitled Powerkiller, released by War on Music on vinyl and limited edition cassette. Mixed entirely in analog, the master reels contained over 40 minutes of driving NWOBHM worship, sounding like 1985-2009 never even happened.  Powerkiller caught the attention of New York metal merchants HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS who will be released the album on CD and digitally on October 12th 2010.

Touring non-stop across Canada and beyond, EVIL SURVIVES quickly gained a reputation as a ripping live act, with piercing croons, guitar heroics, shotgun bass, and wild antics. Taking the torch from those who came before them, EVIL SURVIVES are positioned to become a leading force for the fight for the rightful return of Heavy Metal… and the execution of false metal everywhere.

Listen to EVIL SURVIVES at www.myspace.com/evilsurvives

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Dead of Night Releases New Demos – Featuring Past and Present Members of Shadows Fall, Unearth, and More

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG

Combining modern hard rock and metal with powerful vocals, huge driving guitars, and a massive rhythm section, DEAD OF NIGHT is poised to destroy the current stale world of rock. With a strong focus on the melodic elements of the 80’s, the dark harmonies of the 90’s and a new modern twist, they have teamed up to deliver a familiar, but original sound. DEAD OF NIGHT is comprised of seasoned musicians Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall), Jon Donais (Shadows Fall), Derek Kerswill (ex-Unearth, ex-Seemless, Kingdom Of Sorrow), Jeff Fultz (ex-Seemless) and newly announced singer Jason Witte (ex-Goaded).

Demos of new DEAD OF NIGHT music have recently surfaced. Fans can listen to the tracks at the band’s MySpace and Facebook pages. Recorded by the band and mixed by Chris “Zeuss” Harris, DEAD OF NIGHT conjure sounds of classic metal and rock influences such as early Metallica, Motley Crue, Alice In Chains and even Whitesnake, yet still maintain a modern edge that is clearly heard in songs such as ‘Shades of Grey’ and ‘In Your Hands’.

“There are too many bands out there with one radio-friendly song and nine throw-away tracks just to fill up an album,” states Jason Donias.

“We want our audience to be blown away with each and every song,” adds Matt Bachand. “This project has been a lot of fun as it is quite a departure from what we usually do musically, we are all looking forward to getting on the stage and showing the world what DEAD OF NIGHT is all about.”

The band has yet to debut the material live, but plan on scheduling some regional shows soon. To learn more about DEAD OF NIGHT, visit these sites below:

http://www.facebook.com/deadofnightband

http://www.myspace.com/officialdeadofnightband

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MASTER: Death Metal Legends To Kick Off Headlining Tour With Lightning Swords Of Death Next Month

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG

Death metal legends MASTER are proud to announce their 2011 U.S. headlining tour. Scheduled to take place next month, the debauchery will commence on March 1 in Fredrick, Maryland and run through over a month’s worth of dates before coming to a close on April 3 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band will be joined by Los Angeles black metal collective Lightning Swords Of Death and Ohio thrashers Mobile Deathcamp.

Said MASTER mainman Paul Speckmann of the trek: “Looking forward to bringing MASTER Metal back to the USA and sharing a few new tracks from The Human Machine as well as playing the classics once again for you! MASTER guitarist Alex Nejezchleba and Peter Bajci from the Czech Republic will be joining me on the American trek. MASTER your own Destiny.”

MASTER released their tenth studio album, The Human Machine, last May via Singapore’s Pulverised Records. Said Blabbermouth in a review of the record: “MASTER albums have always boasted riffing defined by density, nastiness, and slight contortions that make them memorable.” Terrorizer added: “Dragging its venomous oldschool intent like a caveman with his club, MASTER are proudly living up to their name and taking their place among death metal’s founding fathers. Commended Metal Maniacs: “The Human Machine is a monster here to restore the idea that the world’s most grotesque and horrifying subject matter has a place to unfurl itself and those of us who indulge can do so without worrying if a hair’s out of place.”

MASTER U.S. Tour 2011 MASTER Only
3/1/2011 Krug’s – Frederick, MD w/ Strong Intention
3/2/2011 O’Brien’s – Boston, MA
3/3/2011 Sonar – Baltimore, MD w/ Strong Intention

LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH Joins Tour
3/04/2011 Europa – Brooklyn, NY w/ Strong Intention
3/05/2011 Diablo – Buffalo, NY w/ Strong Intention
3/05/2011 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY (late show) w/ Strong Intention
3/06/2011 Popeye’s – Peekskill, NY w/ Strong Intention

MOBILE DEATHCAMP Joins Tour
3/07/2011 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
3/08/2011 The Summit – Columbus, OH
3/09/2011 Macs – Lansing, MI
3/10/2011 Vollrath Tavern – Indianapolis, IN
3/11/2011 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
3/12/2011 Fubar – St Louis, MO

MASTER/LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH Only
3/13/2011 The Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
3/14/2011 The Marquis – Denver, CO
3/15/2011 Club Vegas – Ogden, UT
3/16/2011 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
3/17/2011 Branx – Portland, OR
3/18/2011 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
3/19/2011 The Metaphor – Escondido, CA
3/20/2011 The Blvd. – Hollywood, CA
3/21/2011 Ub’s – Mesa, AZ
3/23/2011 Emo’s – Austin, TX

MASTER/LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH/MOBILE DEATHCAMP
3/24/2011 The Rail Club – Ft Worth, TX
3/25/2011 007 Rock Bar – San Antonio, TX
3/26/2011 Walter’s – Houston, TX
3/27/2011 Rouge – Fayetteville, AR
3/28/2011 The Muse – Nashville, TN
3/29/2011 Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
3/30/2011 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
3/31/2011 Tremont Music – Charlotte, NC
4/01/2011 Club 306 – Roanoke, VA
4/02/2011 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
4/03/2011 31 Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA

http://www.myspace.com/masterspeckmann

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DEADLOCK RELEASES DIGITAL SINGLE OF “STATE OF DECAY”

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG

Germany’s veteran melodic heavy metal outfit, Deadlock, has released a digital single of the song, “State Of Decay”, downloadable now through iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/state-of-decay-single/id414877510.  In addition to the track itself, the digital single contains two bonus remixes; “State Of Decay” remix by S.U.N. Project, and “Virus Jones” by TRICKPOP.  “State Of Decay” is the first track to be released from Deadlock’s fifth studio album, Bizarro World, which is due out on March 15th on Lifeforce Records.

In addition to the “State Of Decay” digital single, Deadlock has launched a free downloadable ringtone (MP3 and iPhone format), available on the Lifeforce Records official website at: www.lifeforcerecords.com/sounds/Deadlock_ringtone.zip.

Bizarro World album teaser is currently streaming on the official Deadlock MySpace at: http://www.myspace.com/deadlock.

The track list for Bizarro World is…1. Virus Jones2. State Of Decay3. Falling Skywards4. Earthlings5. You Left Me Dead6. Brutal Romance7. Alienation8. Renegade9. Htrae10. Bizarro World11. Paranoia Extravaganza“’Bizarro World’ is a gem of an album” – AllVoices.com“DEADLOCK manages to combine elements of all around the musical spectrum into one giant cohesive piece of musical artwork.” SCRATCHtheSurface Webzine Bizarro World was produced by Deadlock guitarist, Sebastian Reichl, at Slaughter’s Palace studios this fall.

On Bizarro World, Deadlock has designed an interpretation of a world built up on extremes and antitheses.  The album is based on the concept of “Bizarro”, which originated in DC Comics in the early 1960s, and represents a weirdly mutilated version of earthly creations.  However, contrary to the concept of a world stigmatizing perfection, sonically, Bizarro World strives for the opposite.

Deadlock’s sound can be described as a combination of opposed elements, such as sharp guitar-assaults, pop and dance quotations, orchestral profundity, gruffly growls, and beautiful clean vocals.  With Bizarro World, the band seeks to improve on what they already did so well in the past, while offering a wider, self-assured view on symphonic and brutal metal, based on a progressive approach.

Over their previous Lifeforce offerings, Earth.Revolt (2005), Wolves (2007) and Manifesto (2008), Deadlock has accentuated the signature of their metal sound, which hovers somewhere in between beauty and darkness, with increasing relevance.  The band has toured in support of such accredited acts as Lacuna Coil, All That Remains, Sonic Syndicate, Dark Tranquillity, Caliban, and Heaven Shall Burn within the past two years.Stay tuned for more information on Deadlock and Bizarro World.

Deadlock is…
Johannes Prem – vocals
Sabine Weniger – vocals
Sebastian Reichl – guitar,
Rymen – guitar
John Gahlert – bass
Tobias Graf – drums

Deadlock online…www.myspace.com/deadlockwww.facebook.com/deadlockofficialwww.deadlock-official.comwww.lifeforcerecords.com

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Rock guitarist Gary Moore dies

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG

Gary Moore

Gary Moore

From: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-12377862

Gary Moore was a guitarist with Thin Lizzy and was also acclaimed for his solo work. The renowned rock guitarist Gary Moore has died, the BBC has learned. Mr Moore, 58, was, originally from Belfast, and was a former member of the legendary Irish group Thin Lizzy.

Adam Parsons, who manages Thin Lizzy, told the BBC that Mr Moore had died in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Mr Moore was originally drafted into Thin Lizzy by its singer Phil Lynott. He later gained acclaim for his solo work and was a former member of the Irish group Skid Row.

The Northern Ireland guitarist was only 16 when he moved from Belfast to Dublin in 1969, to join Skid Row, which featured Lynott as lead vocalist.

He was later brought into Thin Lizzy by Lynott to replace the departing Eric Bell, another guitarist from Northern Ireland.

Mr Bell told the BBC on Sunday he was still “in shock” at Mr Moore’s death.

“I still can’t believe it,” he said.

“He was so robust, he wasn’t a rock casualty, he was a healthy guy.

“He was a superb player and a dedicated musician.”

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Rock Legend Carmine Appice Now Offering Digital Downloads

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG

Los Angeles, CA – Rock legend, Realistic Rock author, and Sabian’s World’s Greatest Rock Drummer Carmine Appice is now offering rare tracks and impossible to find, out of production albums available as digital downloads directly from his official web site. Some of Carmine’s best performances new and old are available along with a brand new track from King Kobra titled “Monsters and Heroes”. All proceeds from this track will be donated to the Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund. Other rare albums include “BBA (Beck, Bogert & Appice) Live in London” recorded in 1973; Carmine’s solo release “Rockers”; “Party Tested”, the 1980 release by DNA (Derringer & Appice); and Mothers Army “Planet Earth” with Joe Lynn Turner,  Jeff Watson and Bob Daisley.

More tracks and full albums will be added to the continually expanding catalog each month. All tracks are just 99¢ each and full album downloads offer a reduced price from the single track downloads price. Some of these tracks are not on iTunes or Amazon.com. They are only available on the official Carmine Appice web site.

To preview and download tracks, visit:
http://www.carmineappice.net/11_digital_downloads.html

For more info about Carmine Appice, please visit
http://www.carmineappice.net

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GUITAR LEGEND STEVE VAI AND BERKLEE ATTEMPT WORLD RECORD FOR LARGEST ONLINE GUITAR LESSON

February 4th, 2011
by EvilG

GUITAR LEGEND STEVE VAI

GUITAR LEGEND STEVE VAI

Berkleemusic and Vai Host A Live Online Event for Guitar Players of All Levels Worldwide

Berkleemusic, the online continuing education division of Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, along with Grammy®-award winning guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, today announced a call to action for guitarists around the world to join forces and set the Guinness® World Record for the largest online guitar lesson on March 3rd, 2011. This first-of-its-kind initiative will bring together the worldwide community of guitarists in an unprecedented online celebration of music education.

Vai, who is currently recording a new album and preparing for an extensive world tour, is a Berklee alumnus with a devoted fan base in over seventy countries. Although he is not a guitar instructor, Vai is a passionate advocate for music exploration and hopes the event will encourage players to continue to cultivate their own unique style and spirit on the instrument. “This online event, and the larger efforts Berkleemusic is making to teach students around world, is a great example of the collaboration that happens at Berklee,” says Vai. “Whether you’re in Boston, Bombay, or Brussels, we’ll all be together on March 3rd.”

The World’s Largest Online Guitar Lesson is a one-time event that takes place Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 1:30PM EST. Berkleemusic has partnered with Livestream, the pre-eminent live streaming video platform, to host this event in their New York City studio. Participants can learn more about the online lesson at www.berkleemusic.com/vai-live.

Vai’s FREE online lesson will last 30 minutes, and will provide a look into Steve’s technique with a focus on how guitarists can develop and gain insight into their own playing. In order to further engage with his fans, Steve is also encouraging participants to submit questions to him online, which he will answer onstage at the conclusion of his online lesson. Interested participants can submit questions to Steve on the event’s web page, located here: www.berkleemusic.com/vai-live.

As a gesture of its commitment to music education, Berkleemusic will donate one dollar for every person that joins the online lesson to the Steve Vai Online Scholarship Fund at Berkleemusic, which is designed to reward and assist outstanding students studying in Berkleemusic’s multi-course certificate programs.

“Steve Vai is one of the most popular guitarists on the planet, and deservedly so,” says Dave Kusek, CEO of Berkleemusic. “We’re thrilled and honored to partner with Steve for this unique online guitar lesson, and excited to play a part in exposing a record-setting number of guitarists from around the world to his ‘otherworldly’ techniques.”

Berkleemusic and Steve Vai have also partnered to author a brand new 12-week online course: Steve Vai Guitar Techniques. This online course presents students with the chance to gain a deep understanding of Vai’s death-defying playing styles, repertoire, techniques, and musical concepts from anywhere in the world, and incorporate their learnings into their own playing. The Steve Vai Guitar Techniques online course builds upon the renowned guitar curriculum that Berklee has been providing to students for decades. The course is now open for enrollment for the school’s spring term which begins on April 4th, 2011. For more information regarding the course, registration information, and to sample an online guitar course, visit Berkleemusic.com.

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JUDAS PRIEST – Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey Dates Added To Epitaph World Tour

February 4th, 2011
by EvilG
Judas Priest

Judas Priest

British metal gods JUDAS PRIEST have added new live dates in Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey to their upcoming Epitaph World Tour. Check out their itinerary below.

Despite announcing their final world tour, Judas Priest are writing new material! Says the band in a brief update: “All is going really well – more details later!”

A press release on Judas Priest’s final tour reads as follows:

After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking their very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, Judas Priest – one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, have announced this will be their final world tour!!

However, the mighty Priest will certainly be going out strong as they rock the planet starting in 2011 on the massive Epitaph tour – hitting all the major cities throughout the world they will be playing the songs that helped make the name Judas Priest synonymous with heavy metal!

With all guns blazing and amps cranked to eleven, the band will be giving all their fans one last chance to witness the ultimate metal experience that is Judas Priest!

Judas Priest Epitaph tour dates:

June

7 – Eindhaar – Tilburg, Holland

9 – Sweden Rock – Solvesborg, Sweden

11 – Sauna Festival – Tampere, Finland

14 – Spektrum – Oslo, Norway

15 – Edward Greig Plass – Bergen, Norway

17 – Copenhell Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark

19 – Hellfest – Nantes, France

20 – Le Zenith – Paris, France

22 – Gods of Metal Festival – Milan, Italy

23 – Sonisphere Festival – Switzerland

25 – Graspop Festival – Dessel, Belgium

27 – Zenith – Munich, Germany

28 – O2 Arena – Prague, Czech Republic

29 – Stadthalle – Vienna, Austria

July

1 – Belgrade Arena – Belgrade, Serbia

3 – Romexpo – Bucharest, Romania

8 – Akademik Stadium – Sofia, Bulgaria

10 – Kazlicesme Festival Site – Istanbul, Turkey

10 – Metal Hammer Festival – Katovice, Poland

23 – High Voltage Festival – London, UK

August

5 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany

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EVERGREY TO PLAY AT SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2011

February 4th, 2011
by EvilG

One of the most influential names on the Swedish metal scene is Gothenburg’s Evergrey. The band debuted in 1998 and their melodic, dark, political and technical metal increased its fanbase with every new release. Albums like “In Search of Truth” (2001), “Recreation Day” (2003) and “Monday Morning Apocalypse” (2006) are all modern metal classics. In May 2010, fans were shocked to find out that Evergrey had lost three of their five members. Obviously, the band’s future looked bleak. Thankfully, singer/guitarist/band leader Tom S Englund and keyboard player Rikard Zander held their ground. Another strong line-up has made another strong album, called “Glorious Collision”. Evergrey are back with a vengeance, making their return to SRF an event to look forward to for any and all metal fans.


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WOODS OF YPRES PREMIERES NEW VIDEO EXCLUSIVELY ON THE DECIBLOG

February 4th, 2011
by EvilG

Canadian blackened doom metal act, WOODS OF YPRES, has released a brand new music video for the song “I Was Buried In Mount Pleasant Cemetery.” Hosted exclusively on the Deciblog, this video is a visual compliment to the melancholy track off of WOODS IV: THE GREEN ALBUM which vividly looks at loss in its many forms. Richly colored and drenched with scenes of mourning, regret and memories of better times, the video perfectly primes fans for the March 22 reissue of WOODS IV: THE GREEN ALBUM, as well as the impending release of WOODS V later this year.

Watch the Deciblog exclusive video for WOODS OF YPRES“I Was Buried In Mount Pleasant Cemetery” here: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/exclusive-woods-of-ypres-i-was-buried-in-mount-pleasant-cemetery/

WOODS IV: THE GREEN ALBUM
will be reissued by EARACHE RECORDS in North America on March 22nd. For more info, go to http://earache.com/uswebstore

The entire WOODS OF YPRES catalogue is now available on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/woods-of-ypres/id410068288 and http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/woods-of-ypres/id279745445

WOODS OF YPRES
official site: http://www.woodsofypres.ca/

WOODS OF YPRES on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/woodsofypres

WOODS OF YPRES
official UltimateMetal forum: http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/woods-ypres-386/

‘Like’ WOODS OF YPRES on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/woodsofypres

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DEICIDE ‘TO HELL WITH GOD, GOD IS DEAD’ EUROPEAN TOUR June / July 2011

February 4th, 2011
by EvilG

SOUNDWORKS TOURING presents DEICIDE with BELPHEGOR, HOUR OF PENANCE, THE AMENTA

‘TO HELL WITH GOD, GOD IS DEAD’ EUROPEAN TOUR June / July 2011

DEICIDE still stand strong to this day, as one of the most influential and controversial metal bands ever. With a relentlessly brutal sound and uncompromisingly blasphemous lyrics, DEICIDE was an original pioneer of the brutal sound and imagery associated with death metal. In 1987, Glen Benton and Steve Asheim teamed to launch one of the most talked about, controversial and venomous crusades in metal history and have since risen to international notoriety and released two of the highest selling death metal albums of all time.  In 2011 DEICIDE have unleashed ‘To Hell With God’! The title shines light on exactly what fans can expect – a blasphemous hell ride with their favourite death metal veterans.

Joining the ‘TO HELL WITH GOD, GOD IS DEAD’ 2011 European Tour are Austrian death/ black metal maniacs BELPHEGOR, the Italian brutal death machine HOUR OF PENANCE, and Australian industrial death masters THE AMENTA.

DEICIDE with Belphegor, Hour Of Penance and The Amenta performing at:

17 June – Copenhagen / Denmark @ Copenhell Festival*

18 June – Gothenburg / Sweden @ Metal Town*

23 June – Rotterdam /Holland @ Baroeg

24 June – Drachten/ Holland @ Iduna

25 June – London / UK @ London Deathfest at the Underworld

26 June – Plymouth / UK @ The White Rabbit

27 June – Liverpool / UK @ The Masque

28 June – Nottingham / UK @ Rescue Rooms

29 June – Namur / Belgium @ Cinex

30 June – Lyon / France @ Ninkasi Kao

01 July – Winterhur / Switzerland @ Gaswerk

02 July – Kassel / Germany @ Salzmann Factory

03 July – Prague / Czech Republic @ Exit Chmelnice

04 July – Katowize / Poland @ Mega Club^

05 July – Poznan / Poland @ Eskulap Club or Blue Note tba

06 July – Bremen / Germany @ Tivoli

07 July  – Koeln / Germany @ Essigfabrik

08 July – Torgau / Germany @ In Flammen Festival

*Deicide only

^No Belphegor

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

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www.theamenta.com

www.centurymedia.com

www.nuclearblast.de

www.prostheticrecords.com

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www.terrorizer.com

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Agonia Records proudly announce signing of Legendary Czechish Dark/Black Metal band ROOT

February 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

ROOT‘s new, 9th full-lenght album will be released in autumn as a CD and a noble vinyl. It is being currently recorded. You can expect more epic, slower compositions as well as some more agressive and faster parts. More information about the new album will follow soon.
At the same time the band announces appearance on a handful of shows this spring, summer and autumn:
18.03. Praha Exit Chmelnice
08.04. Hořovice klub Labe
09.04. České Budějovice Velbloud
15.04. Litomyšl MC Kotelna
16.04. Kropáčova Vrutice RC
01.05. Athens (GR) An Club
11.06. Vyšní Lhoty – KAMENITÉ OPEN AIR
18.06. Blatno u Hlinska v Čechách BLATNO ROCK METAL
24.06. Třinec NOC PLNÁ HVĚZD
25.06. Karlovy Vary DENNIS HOPPER PARTY
01.07. Spálené Poříčí BASINFIREFEST
02.07. Orlová ROCK THERAPY
22.07. Pößneck (D) HELLS PLEASURE
23.07. Hranice PSYCHE MUSIC ART FEST
05.08. Plasy CZECH ROCK BLOCK
20.08. Ostrava SLEZSKOOSTRAVSKÝ ROCK FEST
08.10. Pardubice CZECH METAL LEGENDS
15.10. Třebíč Béčko
21.10. Aš Klubíčko
22.10. Klatovy RC
18.11. Uherské Hradiště Mír
19.11. Brno Melodka

www.myspace.com/rootcz

www.rootan.net

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