SIXX: A.M.- New Album Nears Completion

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx’ SIXX: A.M. will record an album to be released in conjunction with Sixx’s new book, This Is Gonna Hurt, with songs inspired by Sixx’s photographs. Producer/engineer/songwriter James Michael has checked in with an update on the record.

With regards to the book This Is Gonna Hurt, the William Morrow Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers has announced March 22nd as the release date for This Is Gonna Hurt. The 224 page hardcover will feature a foreword by Sixx’s ex-girlfriend, tattoo artist and star of reality TV show L.A. Ink, Kat Von D.

In an August 31st Twitter posting, Sixx wrote: “So happy I just finished my new book. Next time remind me to use a ghostwriter.”

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Calibre Zero – Mexican tour and working on European tour and new album

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

Calibre Zero, a metal/rock band from Madrid, sends us the following news update:

The band will be touring Mexico for first time this October – dates below:

8/10 Zamora (Quinta Guayacán)

9/10 México D.F. (El Chopo in the morning)

9/10 México D.F. (Blue Factor)

12/10 México D.F. (Est. Underground San Lázaro)

14/10 Ecatepec (Clandestino)

15/10 Cuernavaca (Rincón de María)

16/10 Celaya (TBA)

20/10 Puebla (Show for Sicom Tv in the morning)

20/10 Puebla (Rockutla Club)

22/10 Hidalgo (Progreso de Obregón)

23/10 Huauchinango (La casa de Carranza)

The band is going to be recording a brand new album during November. The release of the new cd will be in the beginning of 2011.

Calibre Zero will be touring again Europe during three weeks in March 2011. The band has booked shows in Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and France already. All the dates will be make public in some weeks.

By the way everyone can be informed about all our news in our official Facebook page directly managed by ourselves http://www.facebook.com/pages/Calibre-Zero-Official/133787716644600

This is a link for seeing our last video. A live recording for the Spanish Tv Show “Una vuelta por” broadcasted in Castilla La Mancha Tv http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O9IcavURgM

www.myspace.com/calibrezerorock

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Broken Melody signed new booking deal with Metal Maniac Agency

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

The Italy based melodic heavy metal band BROKEN MELODY, want to let you know some huge news around. The band signed a new booking deal with Metal Maniac Agency for an European Tour in February 2011 and soon you’ll get the show list on Myspace. The band also completed the composition of the new album and they are aiming for a great change of label. Broken Melody are starting a little Acoustic Tour for this winter with some electric shows that will bring for the first time on stage a preview of a new song from the new album. In the next days, the band will present on Myspace a sneak peek for a limited time of a new song. Stay tuned, more information about the USA tour and South America tour coming next month.

Info:
http://www.myspace.com/brokenmelody01
http://www.broken-melody.com
or find us on Facebook!!! Just write BROKEN MELODY!!!

Official shop:
http://brokenmelody.bigcartel.com/

Official Youtube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/brokenmelodych

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BEHEMOTH DVD “EVANGELIA HERETIKA” DVD landing page now live

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG
BEHEMOTH "EVANGELIA HERETIKA" (DVD)

BEHEMOTH "EVANGELIA HERETIKA" (DVD)

Evangelia Heretika landing page contains pre-orders, bundle offers & first sneak peak at the DVD!

In preparation for the release of BEHEMOTH’s second-ever DVD; titled Evangelia Heretika out on November 9th, 2010, Metal Blade Records has created a landing page for fans of the king’s of blackened death metal. The landing page for the Evangelia Heretika DVD is host to a pre-order for the release, bundle offers including the limited edition pressing of the band’s highly successful release Evangelion on vinyl (more details below), and the first video clip taken from the DVD to give fans a sneak peak of the content. Go HERE to check it out.

Vocalist and guitarist Nergal comments; “We’ve been through hell and back to make this release happen. I know we only have a few DVD’s in our catalogue so far but they are not even close to what you are gonna experience with EVANGELIA HERETIKA! Expect approximately 5 hours of essential Behemoth. Long-time Behemoth artistic collaborator, Graal, has provided us with some of his most disturbing and completed visuals to date.”

BEHEMOTH Evangelia Heretika DVD Content: 3 Discs Featuring 2 full shows (live in Paris 2008 and Live in Warsaw 2009), Every BEHEMOTH music video ever made, Evangelion tour documentary featuring band interviews plus tons of backstage footage; a total of 5 hours of material including a bonus Live in Warsaw Audio CD.

DVD I
LIVE IN WARSAW 2009 E.V.
RECORDED: 25.IX.2009 AT STODOLA, WARSAW, POLAND

1. INTRO
2. OV FIRE AND THE VOID
3. DEMIGOD
4. PAN SATYROS
5. SHEMHAMFORASH
6. CONQUER ALL
7. DECADE OV THERION
8. WOLVES GUARD MY COFFIN
9. CHRISTIANS TO THE LIONS
10. AT THE LEFT HAND OV GOD
11. SLAVES SHALL SERVE
12. AS ABOVE SO BELOW
13. DRUM SOLO
14. LAM
15. ALAS, LORD IS UPON ME
16. ANTICHRISTIAN PHENOMENON
17. CHANT FOR EZKATON 2000 E.V.
18. LUCIFER

LIVE IN PARIS 2008 E.V.
RECORDED: 17.II.2008 AT LA LOCOMOTIVE, PARIS, FRANCE

1. ROME 64 C.E.
2. SLAYING THE PROPHETS OV ISA
3. ANTICHRISTIAN PHENOMENON
4. DEMIGOD
5. FROM THE PAGAN VASTLANDS
6. CONQUER ALL
7. PROMETHERION
8. DRUM SOLO
9. SLAVES SHALL SERVE
10. AS ABOVE SO BELOW
11. AT THE LEFT HAND OV GOD
12. SUMMONING OV THE ANCIENT ONES
13. CHRISTGRINDING AVENUE
14. CHRISTIANS TO THE LIONS
15. SCULPTING THE THRONE OV SETH
16. DECADE OV THERION
17. CHANT FOR EZKATON 2000 E.V.
18. I GOT ERECTION
19. PURE EVIL & HATE

DVD II
DOCUMENTARIES

1. EVANGELIA NOVA
2. DE ARTE HERETIKA

VIDEOS AND BONUS MATERIAL
1. DECADE OV THERION
2. AS ABOVE SO BELOW
3. CONQUER ALL
4. SLAVES SHALL SERVE
5. PROMETHERION
6. AT THE LEFT HAND OV GOD
7. INNER SANCTUM
8. OV FIRE AND THE VOID
9. ALAS, LORD IS UPON ME

CD III
BONUS AUDIO CD – LIVE IN WARSAW 2009 E.V.

1. INTRO
2. OV FIRE AND THE VOID
3. DEMIGOD
4. PAN SATYROS
5. SHEMHAMFORASH
6. CONQUER ALL
7. DECADE OV THERION
8. WOLVES GUARD MY COFFIN
9. CHRISTIANS TO THE LIONS
10. AT THE LEFT HAND OV GOD
11. SLAVES SHALL SERVE
12. AS ABOVE SO BELOW
13. DRUM SOLO
14. LAM
15. ALAS, LORD IS UPON ME
16. ANTICHRISTIAN PHENOMENON
17. CHANT FOR EZKATON 2000 E.V.
18. LUCIFER

Evangelia Heretika will be released in the US via Metal Blade Records (November 9th, 2010), in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records, and in Poland via Mystic Records.

Evangelion is also available on vinyl as a limited, hand numbered package that includes Evangelion as a picture disc, a BEHEMOTH patch, poster, and booklet with lyrics and photos. Go HERE to check out this amazing collector’s item.

http://www.behemoth.pl
http://www.myspace.com/behemoth
http://www.facebook.com/behemoth
http://www.youtube.com/user/Behemothofficial

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WOLVSERPENT Kick Off Fall Tour in Denver

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

Boise, ID’s most intriguing export, the newly-christened WOLVSERPENT have hit the road, and will be kicking off their first-ever full US tour in Denver, CO, supported by the enigmatic Velnias. During the month-long trek, the ghostly duo will will be playing their upcoming opus Blood Seed in its overwhelming entirely, unraveling their haunting gothic tapestries of violin and doom, ambient and pathos, upon an army of strangers.  WOLVSERPENT will be joined along their left-hand path by their friends and allies in Locrian, Ehnahre, Oak, Subrosa, and more.

Blood Seed, the group’s fourth full-length (and first under the WOLVSERPENT name) will be released on 500 slabs of virgin vinyl by the ever-evolutionary 20 Buck Spin on October 5, 2010. The entire album is now streaming on the 20 Buck Spin website – immerse yourself here: http://www.20buckspin.com/site/wolvserpent-blood-seed-lp-full-album-stream/

WOLVSERPENT FALL TOUR DATES

Sept 30 Denver CO @ The Further Shop w/ Velnias

Oct 2 Milwaukee @ Borg Ward

Oct 3 Chicago IL @ Enemy w/ Locrian

Oct 4 Columbus OH @ Carabar w/ Bringers of Disease

Oct 5 Brooklyn NY @ Archeron w/ Archon and Bezoar

Oct 7 Boston MA @ Starlab w/ Ehnahre

Oct 8 Greenfield MA @ John Doe Jr. w/ Ehnahre

Oct 9 Ithaca NY @ Warehouse w/ Ehnahre

Oct 10 far Rockaway NY @ Red Light District w/ Ehnahre

Oct 11 Baltimore MD @ Golden West w/ Oak and Ehnahre

Oct 12 Chapel Hill NC @ Nightlight w/ Ehnahre

Oct 13 Charlotte NC @ The Milestone w Ehnahre

Oct 14 Atlanta GA @ Eyedrum w/ Ehnahre

Oct 15 Nashville TN @ Little Hamilton w/ Loss, Mourner and Ehnahre

Oct 16 Memphis TN @ Poplar Lounge w/ Ehnahre and Dead-I-On

Oct 17 Little Rock AR @ Downtown music w/ Pallbearer and Ehnahre

Oct 19 New Orleans LA @ Mudlark Theatre

Oct 20 Austin TX @ Red 7 w/ Javalina

Oct 21 Las Cruces NM @ The Trainyard w/ Yazata

Oct 22 Phoenix @25th St and Chambers w/GOG

Oct 24 Las Vegas NV @ Brass Lounge w/ Dead Neon

Oct 25 Salt Lake City UT @ Burt’s Tiki w/ Subrosa

Oct 29-31 @ VAC Boise ID

Nov 4 Seattle WA @ The Comet w/(a) Story of Rats

Nov 6 Eugene OR @ The Gup w/ Rye Wolves and Vivimancer


Visit: www.wolvserpent.com

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SPIRITUAL BEAST Release new METAL SAFARI album

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

After 4 years of making, Japan’s premier Extreme Metallers, METAL SAFARI is finally releasing their long-awaited sophomore album.   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 became the most-awaited Japanese band to play at “LOUD PARK”, the biggest metal festival in Japan.   Now, with a new album “Prisoner” and a deal with SPIRITUAL BEAST, they are ready to take the world by storm!!   A short video trailer of the album can be seen here:     Two songs are currently available for streaming at AirPlayDirect where radio stations can also download them for airplay.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

October 22, 2010: Shinsaibashi Club Drop, Osaka, Japan
October 30, 2010: Shibuya Cyclone, Tokyo, Japan (one-man release party!)

For more information,  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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NOCTEM RELEASSES NEW VIDEO AND SIGNS WITH “THE FLAMING ARTS AGENCY”

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

“Divinity” video is now released; with the collaboration of Christos Antoniou (Septic Flesh) in the orchestral arrangements and a team formed by more than 80 people, the third video from the Noctem’s debut album “Divinity” (Noisehead Records.2009) is the last and most epic visual opus from the spanish extreme metal band.

Directed by Miguel Angel Font Bisier (“Across Heracles Towards”) from Ht Prods.

The spanish extreme metal band also announces their signing with “The Flaming Arts”, well-known Booking and Management agency in the international metal scene (Septic Flesh, Hate, Blood Red Throne, Sybreed, Cattle Decapitation and more).

In Noctem’s own words: “We’re really satisfied with this next step in our career; working with a so professional agency like The Flaming Arts is a real honor for us”.

In the words of “The Flaming Arts agency”: “We’ve worked already couple of times together and it was always a pleasure to see such serious and hard working band. I really like the way Noctem is taking care of their career. We are happy to announce them in our roster and help them to achieve new level”.

www.myspace.com/noctemofficial

www.noctemofficial.com (new website coming soon)

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BONDED BY BLOOD BACK ON THE ROAD WITH NEW FRONTMAN

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

BONDED BY BLOOD have announced that MAURO GONZALES from MUTANTS OF WAR will front the band on all 2010 North American tour dates following the departure of JOSE BARRALES, who has left the band to pursue a new career path. The band has given a brief statement on the situation:

“After 5 long years of hard work and dedication our vocalist and friend Jose Barrales has decided to part ways with the band due to personal and financial reasons. We all wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors! We have, however, moved forward and found a great replacement for the upcoming tours. He is a friend, fan and a great singer named Mauro Gonzalez from local band Mutants of War. We have been rehearsing with Mauro non-stop for the upcoming 2010 calendar and can’t wait to hit the road!  Refreshed and recharged Bonded By Blood is ready to crush your face in like never before! Be sure to catch us all at our upcoming tour dates with Early Man/Evile and Overkill/Forbidden/Gama Bomb!”

BONDED BY BLOOD
‘s North American tour – which starts September 30th in Tulsa, Oklahoma – will go ahead as planned with the newly recruited frontman.

Departing singer JOSE BARRALES comments:

“Since BBB is leaving on tour today, I’ve decided to let you all know that I have left the band.  It was one of the hardest decisions I have had to make in a very long time and it crushes me to do so, but I just couldn’t continue any longer.

“For the past two to three years, I have been struggling with financial, personal, band and family problems that seemed to get even more chaotic as time went by. I don’t really want to go into detail on my personal reason on why I left the band; what I really want to say in this announcement is thank you – thank you to all the bands, fans and friends that helped me out on the road, thank you for believing in me and BBB, thank you for all the support.

“As for BBB, they will continue without me. For the past couple of weeks they have been rehearsing with a good friend of ours, Mauro Gonzales, from the band Mutants Of War. I only hope you guys treat him with the same respect you treated me.

“As for me, I will be around.  I will never leave the music world, but for now, I need to fix some problems of my own.  I hope you respect my decision and hope one day I can be on stage once again.  One last thank you to everyone at Earache: Dig, Dan, Ali, Talita, Al, Summer, Rich and Ant.  Ruben, Jerry, Juan and Alex: you guys will never be forgotten, best five years ever. Give them hell, fuckers!”
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MASCOT RECORDS RELEASES 7TH ALBUM FROM GUITARIST JOHN NORUM

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

NEW YORK – “Play Yard Blues,” the latest solo album from Europe guitarist John Norum, is now available on Mascot Records.

The long-awaited album takes a different approach than Norum’s past releases, showcasing a more bluesy side of his soulful style.  “Play Yard Blues” consists of 10 tracks, recorded in Norum’s hometown of Stockholm, Sweden.

“When I started playing, I only played blues rock,” Norum said.  “Now I feel it’s time to go back to my roots.”

The album title was inspired by the studio in which it was recorded – Play Yard Studios.  “It’s also the name of a song and it ended up being one of my favorite songs on the album,” he said.

In addition to the Norum originals, the guitarist puts his personal stamp on a few classics: Thin Lizzy’s “It’s Only Money,” Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush’s “Ditch Queen,” and Mountain’s “Travellin’ in the Dark.”  “I always loved Thin Lizzy, Mountain, and Frank Marino, so I want to pay tribute to those guys,” Norum said.

As a whole, Norum sees his new album as a tribute to his late wife, Michelle Meldrum of the band Meldrum, who passed away suddenly two years ago at the age of just 39.  Photos of Norum and the couple’s young son emphasize the double meaning of the album’s title, with the guitarist and the boy side-by-side, guitars in hand.  “It´s a tribute to Michelle and I wanted him to be part of it,” Norum said.  “And he is proud of his daddy’s playing.”

“Play Yard Blues,” Norum’s seventh solo album, was mixed and produced by Norum and Peer Stappe. Norum, who sings on the album in addition to playing to guitar, is joined by musicians Tomas Torberg (bass), Thomas Bronman (drums), Peer Stappe (percussion), and Mic Michaeli (keyboards).

Mascot Records is an independent record company based in The Netherlands that specializes in guitar music, from metal to instrumental guitar, hard rock, prog rock and (guitar) fusion.

www.johnnorum.se
www.mascotrecordsusa.com

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DOWN DEBUT TRACK, ‘STONE THE CROW – LIVE IN DUBLIN’

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

Down - Diary of a mad band

Down - Diary of a mad band

‘DIARY OF A MAD BAND’ 3 DISC (2 CD/1 DVD) SET HITS STORES ON OCTOBER 5TH 2010, MULTIPLE PRE-ORDER BUNDLES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW!

New Orleans, LA’s DOWN and Crave Online have just released an exclusive, previously unreleased track, ‘Stone the Crow’ (recorded live in Dublin) at the Crave Online website! The track is cut from the audio portion of their upcoming 3 disc (2 CD/1 DVD) release, Diary of a Mad Band, hitting stores on October 5th, 2010. See the full track listing below.

DOWN has three Diary of a Mad Band pre-order bundles available for purchase now! All pre-orders include an instant MP3 download of the recently debuted track, ‘Stone the Crow’ live in Dublin! These packages are a must have for every DOWN fan! Click the links below to be directed to the webstore to purchase your bundle!

  • Pre-Order Bundle #1Diary of a Mad Band 3 disc (2 CD/1 DVD) set – $18
  • Pre-Order Bundle #2Diary of a Mad Band 3 disc (2 CD/1 DVD)  set with limited edition pre-order only T-SHIRT – $30
  • Pre-Order Bundle #3Diary of a Mad Band 3 disc (2 CD/1 DVD), limited edition DOWN 3’x 5’ FLAG, limited edition pre-order only T-SHIRT – $45

Diary of a Mad Band features a 17 track, 2 CD full concert, live in London during DOWN’s very first European tour in 2006! The DVD highlights DOWN in the practice room, as well as six blistering weeks of the same European tour, promoted completely by word of mouth. No label, no publicity, just the band jetting off on a plane and setting across the continent. This is the first time DOWN performed on the road in four years, and marked the practical rebirth of NOLA metal. Raw, unseen and uncut, the DVD also features a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette entitled ‘Tyrades and Shananigans’. Plus, witness some of metal’s greatest icons (including Cronos of Venom, Fenriz of Darkthrone, Witchcraft, Alice in Chains, and Satyr and Frost of Satyricon) come out of the underground and pay homage to DOWN. All in all, the DVD includes a staggering 130 minutes of unreleased footage!

DVD: Diary of a Mad Band

w/ BONUS DVD FEATURETTE ‘Tyrades and Shananigans’

1. Lysergic Funeral Procession

2. Lifer

3. Losing All

4. Rehab

5. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore

6. Ghosts Along The Mississippi

7. Learn From This Mistake

8. Underneath Everything

9. Temptation’s Wings

10. There’s Something On My Side

11. Hail The Leaf

12. Lies

13. The Seed

14. Eyes Of The South

15. Jail

16. Stone The Crows

17. Bury Me In Smoke

2 CD: LIVE IN EUROPE

1. Losing All

2. Lifer

3. Lysergic Funeral Procession

4. Rehab

5. Temptations Wings

6. Ghosts Along The Mississippi

7. Learn From This Mistake

8. Hail The Leaf

9. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore

10. Lies, I Don’t Know What They Say But…

11. Underneath Everything

12. The Seed

13. Eyes Of The South

14. Jail

15. Stone The Crows

16. Bury Me In Smoke

If that isn’t enough for a rabid fan, a 180 Gram triple vinyl version with a bonus DVD will be available on October 26th! DOWN features the all-star line-up of vocalist Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Arson Anthem), guitarist Pepper Keenan (Corrosion of Conformity), guitarist Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdom of Sorrow), bassist Rex Brown (Pantera), and drummer Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Crowbar). Based in New Orleans, LA, DOWN boasts an intense domestic and international fan base. Their last album, III: Over and Under has scanned over 113,000 copies, and internationally, DOWN has seen staggering sales of over 1 million. Regarded as one of the most explosive live acts of our generation, DOWN is constantly touring the globe. Stay tuned for tour dates in the future!

For more information about DOWN and Diary of a Mad Band, please visit these sites:

http://www.down-nola.com/

http://www.myspace.com/downnola

http://eastwest.ilgpress.com/down/media/

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AMORPHIS Head Into the Studio; New Album Due In 2011

September 29th, 2010
by EvilG
AMORPHIS "Magic & Mayhem – Tales From The Early Years"

AMORPHIS "Magic & Mayhem – Tales From The Early Years"

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS have entered Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki to begin recording their tenth studio album, to be released in early 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records.

A short video clip from some of the early studio sessions can be viewed at this location (MP4 file).

On September 17, AMORPHIS celebrated its 20th anniversary by releasing a special retrospective, “Magic & Mayhem – Tales From The Early Years”, featuring newly re-recorded versions of the songs from the band’s first three albums (1992’s “Karelian Isthmus”, 1994’s “Tales From The Thousand Lakes” and 1996’s “Elegy”) with slightly different arrangements, better audio quality and featuring the band’s current lineup. AMORPHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen told Petri Silas of Finland’s Soundi magazine in early June that he was especially happy with how “My Kantele” and “Song Of The Troubled One” turned out. The collection also includes such gems as “Vulgar Necrolatry” and the band’s cover of THE DOORS“Light My Fire”. The latter song was previously recorded by the band and was included on the reissue of the “Tales from the Thousand Lakes” LP, but the new collection features an all-new version that was tracked in early 2010.

“Skyforger”, the latest album from AMORPHIS, was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 15,000 copies. (Note: The sales requirement for albums to reach gold status in Finland was recently lowered to 10,000, but because “Skyforger” was released before this change took effect, the old rules still apply.) The bandmembers were presented with their gold plaques on July 6 at a release party for their first-ever live DVD, “Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes”, at Cinema Andorra in Helsinki.

“Skyforger” was honored in the “Metal Album Of The Year” category at this year’s Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy

AMORPHIS was nominated in two categories at the Emma Gaala — “Metal Album Of The Year” and “Domestic Artist Of The Year”. equivalent).

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Tony Moore-Fronted RIOT Moving Ahead With New Material; Reunion DVD To Be Released

September 29th, 2010
by EvilG
Tony Moore

Tony Moore

Guitar legend Mark Reale from reunited/reactivated Texas metallers RIOT suffered a leg injury recently that has kept him bed-ridden.

Says Reale, “it sucks this happened with me because we are moving forward with Tony Moore (Thundersteel-era) on vocals. He came up and burned the four tracks we had ready for him and there’s a lot more great tones to choose from! I can’t wait to get going again as soon as possible. Tony sounds great! But it looks like the album at this time will most likely see the light of day in 2011.”

Riot’s shows in Japan, Sweden and Spain were filmed so expect some kind of DVD in the future.

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AS THEY SLEEP DEBUTS TRACK FROM ‘DYNASTY’ Solid State Records debut out this November

September 29th, 2010
by EvilG
As They Sleep debuts track from 'Dynasty'

As They Sleep debuts track from 'Dynasty'

DETROIT, MI – Detroit’s rising technical death metal outfit, As They Sleep, has posted a brand new song on MySpace, “Oracle of the Dead”, taken from the band’s Solid State Records debut, Dynasty, which is slated to hit stores on November 23rd.  The new track can be streamed now at: www.myspace.com/astheysleep, for a preview of the pulverizing precision that can be expected on the band’s sophomore album.

“One of the darkest, fastest, grittiest songs on the new album, ‘Oracle of the Dead’ is relentless,” explains vocalist, Aaron Bridgewater.  “It is sure to satisfy your death metal taste buds!”

Dynasty is a complex record, with a conceptual focus on the rise and fall of empires, and lyrics that touch on ancient Egypt, ancient Rome, and Greek mythology.  It was mixed by powerhouse audio wizard, Jason Suecof (All That Remains, Chimaira, Demon Hunter), and delivers a package of brutally heavy and savagely technical death metal of the highest order.

The track list for Dynasty is…
1. Oracle of the Dead
2. To the Republic
3. The Third Reich
4. Bedlam at the Nile
5. The Darkest Ages
6. Ritual
7. The Offering
8. Attila
9. Poseidon
10. God of War
11. The Unseen

Dynasty can be pre-ordered now at: http://www.zambooie.com/solidstate/detail.tpl?sku=SSRCD26491&cart=128534586119100, and a special Dynasty CD/t-shirt combo can be pre-ordered at: http://www.zambooie.com/solidstate/detail.tpl?sku=SSRCOMBO26491&.

Stay tuned for more information on As They Sleep and Dynasty. As They Sleep online…

www.myspace.com/astheysleep

www.facebook.com/pages/As-They-Sleep/36666539944

www.solidstaterecords.com

As They Sleep is…

Aaron Bridgewater – Vocals

Nick Morris – Guitar

Barry Gomez – Guitar

Derek Kosiba – Bass

Tony Lukitsh – Drums

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HOUR OF 13 SIGNS TO EARACHE RECORDS

September 29th, 2010
by EvilG

Earache Records is proud to announce the signing of North Carolina’s HOUR OF 13 to a worldwide recording deal.

HOUR OF 13 have built up a formidable reputation in underground circles for their potent brand of occult-inspired doom-laden metal. The band recently performed their debut show at the ‘Dublin Doom Day’ Festival in Ireland, to rapturous response.

Their debut US show takes place in New York on October 16.

Guitarist and founder CHAD DAVIS commented on the deal:

“We, Hour Of 13, are proud to have become part of the Earache Records legacy. The support the label has shown to a host of influential bands over the years has been essential to the growth of real, original music, and we could not be more pleased to have become one of those bands. This is a monumental step for Hour Of 13, and we’re glad to have Earache on our side.”

Earache will re-release the band’s last album, ‘THE RITUALIST’, in early 2011, which will be supported by further live appearances throughout the year.

Listen to HOUR OF 13’s track, “Demons All Around Me” below:

Check out HOUR OF 13 on MySpace http://www.myspace.com/hourof13doom

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DEICIDE Announce “The God Is Dead – To Hell With God” Headlining Tour; Complete Work On The Much Anticipated New Album To Hell With God

September 29th, 2010
by EvilG
DEICIDE Announce "The God Is Dead - To Hell With God" Headlining Tour

DEICIDE Announce "The God Is Dead - To Hell With God" Headlining Tour

Twenty years ago, an underground cult movement surfaced in Tampa, Florida that revolutionized the metal world. The pioneers of this burgeoning scene, DEICIDE, are still striking fear into hearts of the masses to this day. As the world eagerly anticipates their new full-length slab of blasphemy, To Hell With God, the group prepares to embark on a massive North American headlining run appropriately titled “God Is Dead – To Hell With God Tour.” The Bloody-Disgusting sponsored trek, which kicks off on Feb. 15th also features Belphegor, Blackguard, Neuraxis and Pathology. To Hell With God was produced by the renowned Mark Lewis and is set for an early 2011 release.

Tickets for the tour will be available starting today (Sept. 22nd) via an exclusive internet presale on www.enterthevault.com . VIP tickets will also be available and include early entry and a pre-show meet & greet with DEICIDE. All shows will then go on sale through normal ticketing systems on October 14th, 2010. Either see below or visit Enter The Vault to view the entire tour itinerary.

DEICIDE are one of the founding fathers of death metal and easily one of the most influential and controversial bands ever. With a relentlessly brutal sound and uncompromisingly blasphemous lyrics, DEICIDE helped set the standards for extreme metal and have maintained those standards ever since.

DEICIDE stormed ahead into the future, releasing numerous albums engulfed by waves of controversy, as their popularity continued to ferment within the scene. However, it was the 2006 release The Stench of Redemption that put the band back on the map as the leaders of the genre. This was their first album to showcase the more melodic leads of guitarists Owen and Santolla which only added to their riotous and enigmatic success. DEICIDE looks forward to taking things to the next level in 2011, promising to deliver the album of their already heralded career.

DEICIDE Headlining
0 2 / 1 5 / 1 1         Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
0 2 / 1 6 / 1 1         Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
0 2 / 1 7 / 1 1         Raleigh, NC – Volume 11
0 2 / 1 8 / 1 1         Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
0 2 / 1 9 / 1 1         Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
0 2 / 2 0 / 1 1         Worcester, MA – The Palladium
0 2 / 2 1 / 1 1         New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
0 2 / 2 2 / 1 1         Quebec City,  QUE –  Imperial de Quebec
0 2 / 2 3 / 1 1         Montreal, QUE – Cafe Campus
0 2 / 2 4 / 1 1         London, ONT – Music Hall
0 2 / 2 5 / 1 1         Toronto, ONT –  Opera House
0 2 / 2 6 / 1 1         Chicago, IL – Reggie Rock Club
0 2 / 2 7 / 1 1         Detroit, MI – Blondie’s
0 2 / 2 8 / 1 1         Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall
0 3 / 0 1 / 1 1         Tulsa, OK – Marquee
0 3 / 0 2 / 1 1         Denver, CO –  Bluebird Theater
0 3 / 0 4 / 1 1         Seattle, WA – El Corazon
0 3 / 0 5 / 1 1         Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
0 3 / 0 7 / 1 1         Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
0 3 / 0 8 / 1 1         Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
0 3 / 0 9 / 1 1         San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
0 3 / 1 0 / 1 1         Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse

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