November 17th, 2010
by EvilG


Norwegian black metal band IMMORTAL will return to the U.S. to play six exclusive shows in February next year!  IMMORTAL is bringing special guests ABSU.

Confirmed 2011 tour dates are as follows (click on venue name for ticket link):

02/19/11  New York – Gramercy Theater (16 & older)

02/20/11  Baltimore – Sonar (All Ages show)

02/21/11  Pittsburgh – Mr. Small´s Theatre (All Ages show)

02/22/11  Chicago – Bottom Lounge (17 & older)

02/24/11  Denver – Summit Theatre (All Ages show)

02/26/11  San Antonio – Backstage Live (All Ages show)

IMMORTAL’s first new album in seven years, All Shall Fall, debuted at #7 on the Billboard Heatseekers Album chart (for new & developing artists) and at #162 on the Billboard Top 200 for selling 3,300 copies its first week of release in North America in 2009.  All Shall Fall also debuted at #20 in Finland, #23 in Norway , and #33 in Germany.

View the trailer for IMMORTAL’s first live DVD release, The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh:

View the video by Varde Film for the track “All Shall Fall”:

Immortal tour

Immortal tour

Visit IMMORTAL online at,,, and

Posted in Black Metal | Comments (0)

Jesus Freaks Protest Leads To Cancelation Of Australian Black Metal Festival

November 17th, 2010
by EvilG
Black Mass festival

Black Mass festival

According to Metal Obsession, a Sydney, Australia-based religious group on Facebook has seemingly successfully protested against the running of a black metal mini-festival, dubbed “Black Mass”, at Sydney venue Newtown RSL. The venue has reportedly already pulled out from the event, and the festival promoter, Séance Records, has postponed the event until another date/venue can be found.

The protesting Facebook group described the festival as a “satanic ‘Black Mass’ celebration [which] is simply disgraceful. The advertising which features the insignia of the Church of Satan and an inverted crucifix is encouraging people to come and partake in an ‘unholy spell to be cast upon the city of Sydney’ featuring the ‘ultimate of soul-possessing occult revelations…unbridled blasphemy… [and] a union of all things unholy.'”

Séance Records commented on the cancelation in a press release posted on Brisbane-based metal forum Brismetal, stating, “Less than two weeks out from the show The RSL board has pulled the plug on Black Mass festival. They have blatantly cancelled with no prior notice and with no option of negotiation or compromise. They have sadly bowed under pressure from Christians who have lobbied them to cancel the show.

“The Christians have launched the full scale of their campaign at the last minute, I believe in a calculated manner to sabotage us to the fullest extent possible. They have done so via a series of Facebook pages organized to have the event cancelled. From their website we can tell that these are the same people who lobby against gay and lesbian rights, womens reproductive rights and contraception. Their actions will cause large scale hurt not to a secret den of Satanists as they may imagine but to normal hard-working, tax-paying, law-abiding Australians. Young people who have taken time off work, rearranged their schedules and family life, then spent money that they probably can’t afford on flights and tickets to the event in the pursuit of a shared love for heavy metal and live independent Australian music.”

Read more from Metal Obsession.

Posted in Black Metal | Comments (0)

SEBASTIAN BACH – “My Wife Was Never A Stripper”

November 17th, 2010
by EvilG

SEBASTIAN BACH has verbally lashed out at Kevin Connor of The Toronto Sun for inaccurately labeling his wife, Maria Bach, as a stripper in this article.

Baz tweets: “For the record: Maria Bach was never a stripper or a dancer at any time in her life. She was a waitress at this place (Filmores) that’s all. She did this picture when we were teenagers trying to pay the rent. The fact that they still use her picture 25 years later means 2 things: her beauty is timeless & this place hasn’t found a better looking girl in 25 years. You fuck with my wife, & you fuck with me. Why this place cant show a little class is beyond me, & way beyond them obviously.”

Earlier today, Bach was in a Toronto court room for trashing Filmores strip club back in 2004 after staff refused to give him the naked picture on display of his wife taken in 1988. When Bach couldn’t get at the picture, which was behind Plexiglas, he threw an ashtray through a $12,000 etched glass picture with the Filmores logo behind the bar. The charges against him were dropped and he agreed to pay a $250 fine.

Posted in Heavy Metal | Comments (0)

DARKBLACK Announce New EP And December West Coast Assault

November 17th, 2010
by EvilG

Northwestern U.S. ragers DARKBLACK have just put the final touches on their bruising new collection of traditional metal, in the form of the Midnight Wraith EP!   Following 2009’s blazing Sellsword full-length, and constructed by the band’s revamped band lineup since that recording, DARKBLACK prove they’re at their finest hour yet on the freshly completed Midnight Wraith. Composed of five unrelenting heavy metal anthems rrealized in the murky gloom of the band’s hometown of Portland, Oregon and recorded at Revolver Studios by Nalin Silva, the Midnight Wraith tells tales of death, betrayal, unholy spirits and fantastic battles. Check out the opening track “Doom Herald” at DARKBLACK’s Myspace page now!   Midnight Wraith EP Track Listing:

1. Doom Herald

2. Power Monger

3. Golden Idol

4. Midnight Wraith

5. Broken Oath

Midnight Wraith will be released on December 1st, 2010 via San Jose, California-based Stormspell Records, who also handled the Sellsword album. Check out the record’s ominous cover artwork by illustrator Richard Smith at this location.

In celebration of the EP’s release, DARKBLACK will kick off a triumphant eight-show West Coast tour on the exact day Midnight Wraith will be available to the public. With shows confirmed in Washington, Oregon and California, they’ll be rocking alongside killer acts like Christian Mistress, Walken, Huntress, Gypsyhawk and more throughout the brief but brutal trek, including a FREE hometown record release show on December 3rd.

DARKBLACK December 2010 Midnight Wraith Tour:

12/1/2010 The Black Lodge – Seattle, WA w/ Skelator, Emeralds, Elk’s Blood

12/2/2010 *TBA – Olympia, WA w/ Christian Mistress

12/3/2010 Kelly’s Olympian – Portland, OR [CD release show] w/ Spellcaster, Dead By Dawn

12/4/2010 Bender’s – San Francisco, CA w/ Huntress, Walken

12/5/2010 The Hazmat (Your Hause) – Oakland, CA w/ Dodsfalla, Bruxers, Infernal Graves, Drunken Hardcore

12/6/2010 Cinespace – Los Angeles, CA w/ Huntress, Gypsyhawk

12/8/2010 The Cup – Eugene, OR w/ Excruciator, Scrolls

12/9/2010 The Know – Portland, OR

Stay tuned for more DARKBLACK live actions in the coming months. Promos of Midnight Wraith will be available shortly. Contact Earsplit for all promo requests including interview requests and live/tour coverage.

Posted in Heavy Metal | Comments (0)

WATAIN Continue Their Mission To Desecrate North America New Live Footage Posted

November 17th, 2010
by EvilG

Swedish black metal legion WATAIN continue to pillage their way across North America in support of their latest release of unholiness, Lawless Darkness. The tour, featuring support from Goatwhore and Black Anvil, commenced on November 6th in Pittsburgh and has since been winding it’s way across the U.S., with the band’s unsettling ritualistic stage performance — complete with candles and the scent of decay –reaping praise from devout fans and recent converts in every city they defile. Remaining tour dates include:

WATAIN: Lawless Darkness North American Tour 2010
w/ Goatwhore, Black Anvil
11/16/2010 Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
11/17/2010 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/18/2010 The Ruby Room – San Diego, CA
11/19/2010 The Whiskey – Hollywood, CA
11/20/2010 Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
11/22/2010 The Loft – Dallas, TX
11/23/2010 Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/24/2010 Numbers – Houston, TX
11/27/2010 Back Booth – Orlando, FL
11/29/2010 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/30/2010 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
12/01/2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
12/02/2010 Santo’s – New York, NY 12/03/2010 Le Fou Founes – Montreal, QC 12/04/2010 Opera House – Toronto, ON

Check out recent footage of WATAIN performing “Devil’s Blood” and “Total Funeral” in Denver HERE (and below).

Posted in Black Metal | Comments (0)

ABYSMAL DAWN: Unveil Album Art; Announce North American Tour

November 16th, 2010
by EvilG

ABYSMAL DAWN has unveiled the new Par Olofsson (EXODUS, THE FACELESS, BRAINDRILL) artwork to adorn their forthcoming album Leveling The Plane of Existence online now at this location. Leveling The Plane of Existence, the follow-up 2008’s Programmed To Consume, has been set for a February 1st North American release date (February 7th – UK, February 11th – Germany, Benelux, February 14th – rest of EU) and is available for pre-order here. Leveling The Plane of Existence’s track listing is as follows:

1. The Age of Ruin

2. Pixilated Ignorance

3. In Service of Time

4. Rapture Renowned

5. Our Primitive Nature

6. Perpetual Dormancy

7. Leveling the Plane of Existence

8. Manufactured Humanity

9. My Own Savior

10. The Sleeper Awakens

Additionally, ABYSMAL DAWN has announced the first North American tour in support of Leveling The Plane of Existence for early next year. ABYSMAL DAWN will be teaming up with KATAKLYSM, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH and more for this four-week tour that will kick-off on February 24th in Cleveland, OH. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cites can be found below with more to be announced soon.

Updated ABYSMAL DAWN news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website:, the ABYSMAL DAWN MySpace: and Facebook page.

ABYSMAL DAWN tour dates:

Nov. 18       Canoga Park, CA           Cobalt Café (w/ RECIPROCAL, ARKAIK)

Nov. 20       Tempe, AZ                     U.B.’s Bar (w/ VEHEMENCE)
Dec. 10      Simi Valley, CA              118 West

***All dates from February 24 thru March w/ KATAKLYSM, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH, more***

Feb. 24       Cleveland, OH                Peabody’s

Feb. 25       Chicago, IL                    Reggie’s Rock Club

Feb. 26       Detroit, MI                     Harpo’s

Feb. 27       St. Paul, MN                 Station 4

Feb. 28       Winnipeg, MB                Park Theatre

March 2      Edmonton, AB               Starlite

March 3      Kelowna, BC                 Lake City Bowl

March 4      Vancouver, BC               Rickshaw Theatre

March 5      Seattle, WA                  Studio Seven

March 6      Portland, OR                 Branx

March 8      Hollywood, CA               The Whisky

March 9      San Diego, CA               Soma

March 11    Amarillo, TX                   El Cien

March 12    Ft. Worth, TX                 Ridglea Theatre

March 13    San Antonio, TX             White Rabbit

March 15    St. Petersburg, FL         State Theatre

March 16    Raleigh, NC                   Volume 11

March 17    Springfield, VA               Jaxx

March 18    Columbus, OH               Alrosa Villa

March 19    Niagara Falls, NY           Evening Star Music Hall

March 20    Montreal, QC                 Club Soda

“an ass-kicking death metal beast.” –

“Fans of extreme, crushing death metal played with technicality and skill will bow down and worship Abysmal Dawn” – S.O.D.

“[Abysmal Dawn] craft an evil strain of death metal that balances brutality, song writing, great lead work and technique” – METAL MANIACS

“this lot could dethrone JFAC as kings of new American death metal.” – ROCK SOUND

Posted in Death Metal | Comments (0)

SIRENIA: New Album Details and Artwork Revealed!

November 16th, 2010
by EvilG
Sirenia - The Enigma of Life

Sirenia - The Enigma of Life

Norwegian-Spanish gothic metal icons SIRENIA, lead by mastermind Morten Veland (MORTEMIA, ex-TRISTANIA), have revealed the track listing and cover artwork for their forthcoming masterpiece entitled The Enigma of Life. The Enigma of Life is set to be unleashed on January 21 (Europe) and February 22 (North America) and 2011.

Commented Morten Veland: “We are very pleased to finally have completed our new album The Enigma of Life. We just received the mastered version from Finnvox Studios in Finland. We are very satisfied with the end result that reflects almost 2 years of hard work. We are very eager to share all the new songs with our fans and all the metalheads out there. We hope that the album will give you a great listening experience.”

The Enigma of Life North American Track Listing:

01. The End of It All

02. Fallen Angel

03. All My Dreams

04. This Darkness

05. The Twilight in Your Eyes

06. Winter Land

07. A Seaside Serenade

08. Darkened Days to Come

09. Coming Down

10. This Lonely Lake

11. Fading Star

12. The Enigma of Life

13. Oscura Realidad
North American Bonus Track:
14. El Enigma De La Vida (acoustic version)

iTunes Exclusive Bonus Track:
15. El Enigma De La Vida

For more info visit: | |

Posted in Goth Metal | Comments (0)


November 16th, 2010
by EvilG
White Wizzard - Oct.2010 Promo Photo

White Wizzard - Oct. 2010 Promo Photo

Los Angeles traditional heavy metallers WHITE WIZZARD, who have just wrapped up a headlining UK tour, will be taking over TOTALROCK radio tomorrow (Wednesday, 17th November) to present their very own show.

WHITE WIZZARD bassist and founder JON LEON, along with WHITE WIZZARD vocalist PETER ELLIS, will be hijacking the TOTALROCK airwaves from 12:00pm until 3:00pm UK time to play a selection of their favourite tunes and answer questions from fans.

WHITE WIZZARD bassist JON LEON comments:

“We are excited and honored to have the opportunity to take over the airwaves and play a few of our favorite songs.  We are big fans of TotalRock and we have a set of killer tunes to spin…  Will be good times for sure!!!”


“White Wizzard is taking over TotalRock radio tomorrow, playing some of the best metal songs of all time and answering your questions LIVE!  Is the Wizzard an alcoholic?  Is Celestina pregnant with Peter Ellis’ baby?  Burning questions and only one way to find the answers – tune in from 12 till 3!”

Catch JON LEON and PETER ELLIS hosting their very own show on TOTALROCK on Wednesday, 17th November from 12:00 noon until 3:00pm UK time at

Send all of your questions for the band to answer live on air to with the subject “WHITE WIZZARD”.

WHITE WIZZARD recently released a brand new single, SHOOTING STAR, which also includes a cover of DIO’s legendary anthem, WE ROCK.  All profits from the single go to the Children of the Night charity.  Get the single now on iTunes at

Watch a video of WHITE WIZZARD in the studio during the recording of the SHOOTING STAR single at

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 or in North America at

For more WHITE WIZZARD news and info, head to

Posted in Heavy Metal | Comments (0)

CRADLE OF FILTH FRONTMAN UPDATES BLOG ‘Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa’ in stores now

November 16th, 2010
by EvilG



ENGLAND – Cradle Of Filth’s infamous frontman, Dani Filth, has posted a blog update on the band’s official website, chronicling the group’s full schedule of activities following the release of their highly anticipated ninth studio album, Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa.  From a live performance on MTV Germany, to rooftop parties, and hundreds of interviews, the blog post can be read in its entirety at:

Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa hit stores on November 9th, courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records.

The sinister concept album about Adam’s first wife, the lavish demoness Lilith, is available in a multitude of formats and versions, and can be purchased online through the Nuclear Blast webstore at: or on iTunes at:  An iTunes exclusive limited edition version, featuring bonus tracks and artwork can be downloaded at:, while special Cradle Of Filth bundle packs, including a CD/t-shirt combo, a deluxe 2CD Digipak/t-shirt combo, and an LP/t-shirt combo are available exclusively through the Nuclear Blast webstore.  Finally, a special 2LP version will hit stores on November 22nd.

The track list for Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa is…

1.)    The Cult Of Venus Aversa

2.)    One Foul Step From The Abyss

3.)    The Nun With The Astral Habit

4.)    Retreat Of The Sacred Heart

5.)    The Persecution Song

6.)    Deceiving Eyes

7.)    Lilith Immaculate

8.)    The Spawn Of Love And War

9.)    Harlot On A Pedestal

10.)  Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)

11.)  Beyond Eleventh Hour

“…(Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa) is a well-crafted, rewarding album that explores the corners of metal’s potential” –

Cradle Of Filth will support Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa on a headlining North American tour early next year, the “FEARnet and Decibel Presents: Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour”.  Nachtmystium, Turisas, and Daniel Lioneye will round out the tour’s impressive package on Cradle Of Filth’s long-awaited return to North American shores.             Tickets for the “FEARnet and Decibel Presents: Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour” are on sale now.  Special VIP meet-and-greet ticket packages are available exclusively through Artist Arena at:  Meet-and-greet packages are limited, so fans are encouraged to seize this rare opportunity before it’s too late.

The Grammy nominated, Cradle Of Filth, continues to shock, excite, disgust, and inspire in equal measures.  A loyal stalwart to the satanic horror ethos, Cradle Of Filth’s forthcoming, Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, was recorded at Monkey Puzzle Studios, near Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk, England, and is the follow-up to 2008’s Godspeed On The Devil’s Thunder.  Artwork comes courtesy of Natalie Shau.

Whether through their wildly elaborate & theatrical live shows (which incorporate giant lumbering puppets, fire-breathing dancers, freaks and stilt-walkers), provocative merchandise (including the now legendary ‘Jesus Is A C***’ t-shirt), breathtaking artwork, or the weighty subject matter of their albums (their last told the story of a French Lord who fought alongside Joan Of Arc before embarking on a horrific killing spree), Cradle Of Filth is a band whose uncompromising stance has been rewarded with legions of fans around the world, making them the most successful British heavy metal band since Iron Maiden.

Be sure to check out the Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa mini-site at: for exclusive Cradle Of Filth media, including song previews, video blogs, an iPhone app, and more.

Stay tuned to for more information on Cradle Of Filth, the “FEARnet and Decibel Presents: Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour”, and Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa.

“FEARnet and Decibel Presents: Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour”…

Feb. 1 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

Feb. 2 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom

Feb. 4 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

Feb. 5 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater

Feb. 6 – Las Vegas, NV@ House of Blues

Feb. 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia Live

Feb. 9 – San Francisco, CA@ Regency Ballroom

Feb. 11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre

Feb. 12 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

Feb. 13 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

Feb. 15 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center

Feb. 16 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

Feb. 18 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

Feb. 20 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

Feb. 21 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

Feb. 23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo

Feb. 25 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

Feb. 26 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

Feb. 27 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

Feb. 28 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec

Mar. 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero

Mar. 3 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

Mar. 4 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium

Mar. 5 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

Mar. 6 – Baltimore, MD @ Bourbon Street Ballroom

Mar. 8 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre

Mar. 9 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

Mar. 11 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

Mar. 12 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone

Mar. 13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

Cradle Of Filth is…

Dani Filth (vocals)

Paul Allender (guitar)

James McIlroy (guitar)

David Pybus (bass)

Martin Skaroupka (drums)

Caroline Campbell (keys)
Cradle Of Filth online…

Posted in Black Metal, Symphonic Metal | Comments (0)


November 16th, 2010
by EvilG

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Pantera’s Cowboys From Hell album with the special Limited Edition Collectors vinyl release of COWBOYS FROM HELL: THE DEMOS. This special piece has a custom cover and demos of the Cowboys From Hell tracks, as well as “The Will To Survive.” This release is limited to 3,000 copies and only available at participating Metal Club stores starting on Black Friday (November 26).

Pantera fans will also want to check out the COWBOYS FROM HELL ULTIMATE BOX SET on November 22. The three-cd box set includes custom artwork and a 60-page booklet with rare photos, expanded liner notes and replicas from the Cowboys era including New Years Puke Party T-shirt – designed by Dimebag Darrell, multiple flyer reproductions, laminated passes, sticker, button and a newly re-mastered copy of the original Cowboys album along with unreleased and rare live performances from the era, and unreleased demos for nearly every album track.

In other Metal Club news, those who previously missed their chance at obtaining the limited edition deluxe “Worrmhole Tunnel Box Edition” of Mastodon’s latest album Crack The Skye are in luck. The group will make 600 copies of the limited-edition release available through retailers on December 7th as part of Metal Club.

The set, which originally sold out during the pre-orders for the album’s original release, comes housed in a hard box case. The elaborate packaging encompasses a tunnel book that, when looked through, reveals three-dimensional-like imagery.

About Metal Club:

Metal Club is a group of record stores throughout the US and Canada that work to connect the vibrant metal community with their local record store. Fans will be able to visit their local Metal Club store for special metal promotional pieces, exciting in-store events, and a series of exclusive Metal Club releases. Please visit for store locations, news and information on other Metal Club releases.

Other Metal Club releases include:

Metallica – “Live at Grimey’s” CD/10″ (11/26)

Anthrax – “Live at the Sonisphere” Picture Disc (11/26)

Slayer – “World Painted Blood” 7″ (11/26)

The Damned Things – “Ironiclast/We’ve Got A Situation Here” 7″/CD Single (11/26)

Job For A Cowboy – “Ruination” Vinyl/CD Box Set (11/26)

Monster Magnet – Mastermind Special Edition Box Set (Available Now)

The Sword – “(The Night The Sky Cried) Tears of Fire” Hexagonal Picture Disc (Available Now)

Add us to your blog roll:

Posted in Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal | Comments (0)

Danger Danger’s Ted Poley Taps Caffery Guitarist for New Solo Band Line-up

November 16th, 2010
by EvilG

Danger Danger vocalist Ted Poley announces the addition of guitarist/keyboardist Paul LaPlaca to his solo touring band. LaPlaca has previously worked with such acts as ZO2, Zandelle and Chris Caffrey of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Savatage. Poley’s current roster also includes drummer Dennis Leeflang (Lita Ford, Bumblefoot), guitarist Maz Mazza (40 Ft. Ringo, Detroit Cheeta) and bassist Doug Odell (All Pointz West, Ice Age). The new lineup is scheduled to make its live debut on December 3rd, 2010 at Klubben Fryshuset in Sweden.

Paul’s inclusion in Ted’s touring band continues a busy year for the multi-talented musician, which most recently saw him serving as associate producer of the new album from SplitScreen Entertainment, “Whole Lotta Love: An All-Star Salute to Fat Chicks.” For this unique project, LaPlaca produced 5 tracks in total, working with members of L.A. Guns, Quiet Riot, W.A.S.P. and Twisted Sister.
“It’s just been a crazy year so far and every day is completely different.” states the in-demand Paul LaPlaca. “Working on the ‘Whole Lotta Love’ album was an incredible experience, with so many different styles and such outstanding musicians. After that I was able to squeeze in some tech duties for one of my all-time favorite bands, Living Colour. In between I worked a Disney fashion show and manned a camera for insanely talented drummer Jojo Mayer. I was even flown from New York to Tampa to shoot a product demo for Rocktron. Now instead of taking a break, I’m preparing for the European festival date with Ted Poley, a reunion show with members of October Thorns and a live set of metalized Hanukkah favorites with NY’s own Gods of Fire. I guess I can sleep when I’m DEAD!”
Making LaPlaca’s induction into Poley’s band all the more appropriate is the fact that he’d previously produced a song called “Ted Poley” for the 2008 tribute album “Kiss My Ankh: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent.” A parody of the Kiss song “Unholy” by Vincent and Gene Simmons, the song was performed by rock & roll comic C.C. Banana and even featured current Poley bandmate Dennis Leeflang on drums. The track has proven to be a favorite with Ted’s fans and has been used to open his solo shows ever since.
Considering that Poley himself recently signed with ARM Entertainment (management firm of such notable talent as Bret Michaels, L.A. Guns and Dokken), Paul anticipates keeping busy for foreseeable future.

Tags: ,
Posted in Glam Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal | Comments (0)

British thrashers EVILE have confirmed a UK tour for February 2011

November 16th, 2010
by EvilG
Tour flyer - EVILE live in the UK

Tour flyer - EVILE live in the UK

EVILE are currently on the road in North America for a huge three-month tour, which sees the Terrorizer magazine cover stars teaming up with the likes of OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN, GAMA BOMB and BONDED BY BLOOD.  The band wrap up the tour on December 18th in Salt Lake City and will return to the UK for a break over the holiday period, before hitting the road again in the new year.

Catch EVILE live in the UK at the following shows:

09 Feb. 2011 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
10 Feb. 2011 – Newcastle, UK – Academy
11 Feb. 2011 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
12 Feb. 2011 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
13 Feb. 2011 – London, UK – Underworld
18-20 Mar. 2011 – Prestatyn, UK – Hammerfest

View the tour flyer at

Catch EVILE on the remaining dates of their North American tour:

Nov. 16 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s**
Nov. 17 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall**
Nov. 18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel Nightclub**
Nov. 19 – Manchester, NH – Rocko’s**
Nov. 20 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom**
Nov. 21 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks***
Nov. 22 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques***
Nov. 23 – Toronto, ON – MOD Club***
Nov. 24 – Detroit, MI – Blondies***
Nov. 25 – Nashville, TN – The Muse***
Nov. 26 – Louisville, KY – Phoenix Hill Tavern***
Nov. 27 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s***
Nov. 28 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave***
Nov. 29 – St Paul, MN – Station 4***
Dec. 01 – San Antonio, TX – Scout Bar***
Dec. 02 – Austin, TX – Emo’s***
Dec. 03 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar***
Dec. 04 – Ft Worth, TX – Trees***
Dec. 05 – Amarillo, TX – The War Legion Underground*
Dec. 06 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock***
Dec. 07 – Mesa, AZ – U.B.’s***
Dec. 08 – West Hollyood , CA – Whiskey a Go Go***
Dec. 09 – Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage***
Dec. 10 – Sparks, NV – New Oasis***
Dec. 11 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge***
Dec. 12 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction*
Dec. 13 – las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon*


Dec. 15 – Farmington, NM – Gator’s
Dec. 16 – Pueblo, CO – Club 21
Dec. 17 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Dec. 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Vegas

View the North American tour flyer at

EVILE’s ripping 2009 album, INFECTED NATIONS, is available now worldwide as a limited edition redux version including a bonus disc with the band’s cover of PANTERA’s “Cemetery Gates”, as well as eight songs recorded at a live rehearsal in the studio and six songs recorded live at Hammerfest in 2009.  The European version also includes a free INFECTED NATIONS album cover patch and an EVILE sticker sheet.

Get your copy now in Europe at or in North America at

For more EVILE news and info, head to or check out the band on MySpace at

Posted in Thrash Metal | Comments (0)

Katagory V putting the finishing touches on new album

November 16th, 2010
by EvilG

Vocalist Albert Rybka of the Utah-based progressive/power metal band KATAGORY V has recently issued an update on the recording sessions of the bands 5th album, “Resurrect the Insurgence”.

Commented Rybka, “Recording for the album officially began with the drum tracks in April, followed by rhythm guitars and bass at various points throughout the summer. Acoustic guitars, leads and a dash of keyboards were tracked from early August into early October, and vocals began tracking in late October. So, here’s where we stand as of now:

Drums: 100% complete
Guitars: 99% complete (we found a 15-second spot that could use a lead fill while recording vocals)
Bass: 100% complete
Keyboards: 100% complete
Vocals: 75% complete

You may be asking, “Keyboards? When did Katagory V get a keyboard player?” Actually, we had our friend Jordan Jennings from the band Clockwork Illusion come in and add some touches to a few of the songs, including an instrumental track. If you like bands along the lines of Ayreon, Dream Theater, Suspyre, Symphony X, and even Turisas, you should definitely check them out. We want to thank Jordan for coming in and putting some beautiful textures to some of the new songs.

I flew into Salt Lake City twice at the end of October to track my vocals, and it looks like I’ll be flying out one more time before the end of the year to finish everything up. We should also be adding some extra vocal parts from a few guest singers that we will be bringing in around that same time. The plan is to officially wrap up tracking the album altogether by January. After that, it’s a matter of choosing the right individuals to mix and master it.

We know it’s been quite some time since we’ve given you folks an update, but you can rest assured that we are hard at work to give you the best album we can possibly deliver. Though I am the new vocalist of the band, I was a fan of Katagory V for a number of years prior to joining, and I can wholeheartedly say that you’re in for the most diverse yet consistent album released by the band to date. This has been a work in progress of nearly three years, and is the first album that truly touches upon every influence within the band, from progressive and power metal to AOR, melodic rock, old school thrash, and classic heavy metal. To top it off, the sonic quality of this album is light years ahead of anything previously offered by the band, and we’re just listening to the rough mixes! We’re all extremely proud of this album, and we can’t wait for you to hear it!

“Resurrect the Insurgence” will be the first Katagory V album to be recorded, produced, and engineered by long-time bassist and songwriter Dustin Mitchell, who is the sole remaining original member in the band. The album marks the recording debut of the new KATAGORY V lineup:

Dustin Mitchell – Bass
Albert Rybka – Vocals
Matthew “Bizzaro” LeFevre – Drums
Marc Hanson – Guitar
Kris Krompel – Guitar

Posted in Progressive Metal | Comments (0)

ENFORCER Are Back On The road After Bus Crash

November 16th, 2010
by EvilG

Swedish heavy metallers ENFORCER are back on the road for their European tour with Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE, following a bus crash last week in the band’s homeland.

ENFORCER were travelling from Oslo to Stockholm on the morning of November 10th and were near their hometown of Arvika when their vehicle skidded on ice and collided with a snow-plough.

ENFORCER’s vehicle was destroyed in the accident, but the members of the band all survived with only minor injuries.  Following a short break to recover from the incident, ENFORCER are now back on the road and will be rejoining the AIRBOURNE tour tonight (November 16th) in Berlin, Germany.

The band has posted the following comment:

“Obviously nothing in the world can stop us.  Worst thing though, is that we missed three great gigs.  Anyway, we’re on our way again and hope to see you all in Berlin on Tuesday!”

View a photo of the crash scene at

Catch ENFORCER back on the road with AIRBOURNE at the following shows:

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

ENFORCER are also set to appear in-store at Earache’s recently announced Christmas pop-up shop in Nottingham, UK on Saturday, 11th December for a signing session.  For more details, view the flyer at

Get ENFORCER’s latest album, DIAMONDS, in Europe now on limited edition digipak CD and limited edition coloured vinyl LP at

For more ENFORCER news and info, head to

Posted in Heavy Metal | Comments (0)

Demonic Resurrection cover contest gets bigger with contributions from fans and partners

November 16th, 2010
by EvilG

In October 2010 Indian Metal band Demonic Resurrection who recently signed to Candlelight Records and released their album ‘The Return To Darkness’ worldwide in July launched ‘The Unrelenting Guitar Cover Contest’ where fans were invited to cover the song ‘The Unrelenting Surge Of Vengeance’ and upload a video on youtube and the winner would get some band merchandise as a prize.
However wanting to give their fans more, they opened the contest to drummers, vocalists and bassists as well and tied up with Furtados Music India (the leading importer for musical instruments in India) to give each winner a gift voucher worth Rs.1500. Following this there were donations of Rs.1000 from 2 anonymous fans raising the prize money by Rs.2000 giving DR fans a far greater prize than previously.
This however has driven the band to give back even more to their fans and have tied up with India’s top rock and metal magazine Rock Street Journal who will give 2 free passes for the Great Indian Rock Festival where Demonic Resurrection will be playing alongside Enslaved, Meshuggah and other bands. The passes are worth Rs.1100 and valid for both days of the festival (unless the winner attends the festival in Kolkata or Pune where it will be 1 day). The prizes don’t end there, the winners will each receive a 1 year subscription to  RSJ magazine.
The tickets will be a special wildcard prize and every entry in all categories will be eligible to win those tickets. Entries for this will close on 5th December.
Details for the cover contest:

Details for the GIR Festival:

Rsj Magazine:

Contest Entries viewable at:

Posted in Death Metal | Comments (0)

Page 586 of 783« First...102030...584585586587588...600610620...Last »

Home | About | Staff | Advertise With Us | Staff Openings | Donations

Content is © 2009 All Rights Reserved.
Graphics by Hammerblaze studio.