Devilstone open air: solid and diverse

April 20th, 2011
by EvilG

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www.devilstone.net

Devilstone open air, for the third time to happen on July 15-17, 2011, reports a credible storm coming as wild steel winds pledges rising all over the world.  With thrash hurricanes coming from British Islands, shining forces from Scandinavia, and extreme heat from Italy, the vigorous clash in Dainuva valley is destined.

Intrepid Irish GAMA BOMB ignored the pagan black trend in their country and paid homage to thrash metal. The band remains loyal to their inspiration sources including horror, action, and sci-fi films, animation and PC games. Thus, peculiar humour transpierces their lyrics and music distinguishes in fast rhythmic instrumental parts with a vocal interchanging between aggressiveness and squeaking falsetto.

Other masters of fast tempos come with solo parts infused with outstanding Dave Silver vocals and promise to be the brightest discovery of the year.  SAVAGE MESSIAH boldly head for their first performance in the Baltic area bringing their latest album and vigorous sound.

Since “Terrorizer” readers elected MUTANT the best unsigned band of 2010, performance invitations grew rapidly. The band already has a solid background in the field as they played at the biggest UK festivals Bloodstock, Hammerfest, and Damnation. After conquering Home Island, the only way forward is go continental and Devilstone offers an excellent place to start.

The Grand Reunion will be celebrated loudly as OCTOBER TIDE returns to the big stage carrying full vessels of energy. At Devilstone, the band intends presenting their latest album “A Thin Shell” praised by critics for atmospheric, more spatial, and qualitative sound. But since it is the first time OCTOBER TIDE performs in Baltic region and fans still remember the madness caused by “Rain Without End”, we hope musicians will infuse some good old tunes in their performance. As OCTOBER TIDE are one of the strongest and most elite delegates of doom/death metal, indubitably their performance is bound to be perfect and mesmerising.

More scandalous, provocative, and eccentric dose of metal is guaranteed by FORGOTTEN TOMB. We heard of their weird and immoral speeches followed by a gesture, we heard of their self-infliction, self-destruction, and depression, and we shall recognize the sarcasm and self-pointing irony. As their latest album is nearly ripened, the fans can expect to hear new prophecies of bold intolerance and hatred towards the weak, the naive, and the conformists in the society.

And last but not least, ONDSKAPT, a band once blessed with Niklas Kvarforth’s (Shining) creative input and priding in three released albums throughout existence. Their qualitative Swedish black metal and authoritative lyrics proclaim their personal approach towards the values, human being, life and death. Line-up next is HELLISH OUTCAST with charismatic Torbjørn “Thebon” Schei (Keep of Kalessin) at the front. Norwegians playing modern thrash metal cannot brag in album plenitude, but promise an aggressive show during their live performance.

Tickets

Standard ticket price is 23 Euro and great discounts available for groups. Tickets can be purchased at www.devilstone.net and alternatively, at www.tiketa.lt. The standard price will increase later on.

Facts and Roots

– The previous Devilstone open air festivals featured worldwide famous bands including SEPULTURA, MAYHEM, KEEP OF KALESSIN, GRAVE, TANKARD, SINISTER, CODE, to name but few.

– The festival’s title arose from a local legend. It is said that a devil carried a huge stone aiming to crush Anyksciai’ church. As the dawn broke a rooster sang scaring the hell out of the devil. Running for the hideout he threw the stone aside where it lies up to date. One can visit the landmark titled Puntukas in a meadow of the Anyksciai Regional Park.

– The festival ground is located on the riverside of Sventoji (Lithuanian word for “The Saint One”) in the valley of Dainuva. The distance to the town centre is roughly 1 kilometre.

Already confirmed artists for Devilstone 2011:

BENEDICTION [England]

SUSPERIA [Norway]

ALCEST [France]

GAMA BOMB [Ireland]

OCTOBER TIDE [Sweden]

FORGOTTEN TOMB [Italy]

ONDSKAPT [Sweden]

SAVAGE MESSIAH [England]

IN MOURNING [Sweden]

OBTEST [Lithuania]

HELLISH OUTCAST [Norway]

PARALYTIC [Lithuania]

MUTANT [England]

Find out more

– festival trailer is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCTGZOczwHc

– read the visitors’ feedback from previous years following this link www.devilstone.net/en/pages/devilstone/feedback2010

– any further information and answers to frequently asked questions can be  found on the official website www.devilstone.net


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TORNADO Premier Songs From Debut Album

April 20th, 2011
by EvilG

Ladies and Gentlemen! Finally the wait is over! American/Dutch/Finnish thrash metal band TORNADO have finished recording their Listenable Records debut “Amsterdamn, Hellsinki” at Abyss Studio with Hypocrisy/Pain mainman Peter Tagtgren for a June 2011 release. Recorded and Mixed over the span of 10 days in February, Amsterdam, Hellsinki is 12 tracks of fist pumpin, booty shakin sleezy thrash for a new generation of Pimp’s and Ho’s.

Commented singer Superstar Joey Severance, “Finally after talking so much shit over these past few months the record is finished and can speak for itself. We are all very proud of this album and cannot wait to take our rock n roll circus on to the road. We in the TORNADO gang feel that we have written a top notch metal album that is all thriller and no filler and are very anxious to unleash it to the rest of the world.”

TORNADO have uploaded four new tracks from the album to their various social networks as well as a video clip of the band in the studio.

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Apostate Seeks New Record Label

April 20th, 2011
by EvilG

BAND: APOSTATE
COUNTRY: Ukraine
MYSPACE PAGE: www.myspace.com/apostateua
SEEKING: A New Record Label and Booking Agencies for Tours

Veteran Ukrainian doom/death act APOSTATE, who released the critically acclaimed Trapped in a Sleep on Black Art Records are seeking a new record label for their next release. The band is also seeking booking agencies for purposes of worldwide touring.

Having worked with U.S. media relations company ClawHammer PR the last few months, APOSTATE has garnered positive press from multiple heavy metal outlets and radio stations for Trapped in a Sleep. As a result, the band benefitted from a substantial increase in worldwide name recognition and is well positioned to build upon that success with its next release on a higher profile label. Listeners lucky enough to have experienced Trapped in a Sleep.

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Gravehill Set To Release When All Roads Lead To Hell Through Dark Descent & Chaos Records; Artwork & Tracklist Revealed

April 20th, 2011
by EvilG

The following was issued by California-based death horde GRAVEHILL in regards to their forthcoming album, When All Roads Lead To Hell, and the band’s new label situation. GRAVEHILL has spent the past several months in seclusion finishing our new album.

When all Roads Lead to Hell. We had several songs already written before we undertook the “Campaign Tour” last summer. When we invited Hellfiend (aka Matt Harvey of Exhumed) to join the band full time, we spent the time necessary to either “re-evaluate” or completely ditch what we had. Thankfully most of the music was used and with Hellfiend’s input we felt we had eight songs worthy of recording.

We entered Trench Studios in March 2011 with John Haddad and laid down all drums, guitars, bass and vocals… most of the tracking was pretty effortless and relaxed, we either had an idea of what we wanted or we’re just really good at convincing each other we knew what we were doing? The most common question asked regarding this record is “How does it compare to Rites of the Pentagram?” All bands always respond with “This is the best record we’ve ever done, the last album pales in comparison and blah blah blah…” The best way to respond to that is simply “Ryan Butler!” When we left Trench Studios making the RotP record we were happy with the result, obviously some things could have been better or even worse if you think about it? But the song writing and over all rawness of the band did shine through! However by 86’ing Zyklon-A out of the band last summer and bringing in Hellfiend just offered a wealth of alternatives, one of them being the new Exhumed record All Guts, No Glory! Ryan Butler of Arcane Digital did all the guitar, bass and vocal tracking for that record. Hearing the wall of guitars really made an easy decision to provide the WARLTH record to Ryan to mix and master. We also laid down four guitar rhythm tracks unlike the two we used on RotP! The end result is this heavy as fuck, pissed off, intense, faster and dare I say “mature” record? Considering all the trials and tribulations we had with RotP as well as a less than stellar line-up; up to this point anyway, When All Roads Lead to Hell might as well be our first record! We are that proud of this record, love it or hate it, we have made the best fucking Death Metal record we ever wanted to hear!

When it came to deciding on who would be releasing this album we had an easy decision with DARK DESCENT RECORDS. Matt Calvert came highly recommended and after a few short discussions we made accordance for a May 20th CD release; right in time for our appearance at The Maryland Death Fest! Drummer Thorgrimm had this to say about DARK DESCENT RECORDS:

“We are very lucky to find one of the hardest working labels out there right now! They may be a small upstart label but Matt’s work ethic and care in his bands and his label is impeccable! We are very confident that this release will reach far beyond our previous work and are very glad that Dark Descent is leading the way! HAIL HELL!”

“I was extremely intrigued to hear the new songs the band had come up with when I was approached by them to release the new album. What I heard was dedication to not only produce great songs but the ability to capture the true spirit of metal. Dark Descent Records is very excited to be a part of “When All Roads Lead to Hell.” – Matt Calvert of Dark Descent Records

GRAVEHILL are also very happy to announce that When All Roads Lead to Hell.  It will also see a 12″ vinyl release with Chaos Records! Our friend Victor Hernandez Gil made us an offer we couldn’t refuse, and seeing this release on Vinyl is very important to GRAVEHILL! Look for its release in early July 2011! Vocalist Mike Abominator made the following comments about Chaos Records:

“We needed a connection that could help us outside the U.S. So the plan was to build a strong team of death that could help us spread our plague worldwide. Victor and Chaos Records were our first choice to attack down in Mexico. We have the utmost respect for the Mexican metal fans and look forward to infecting even more down there! It was a great surprise that Victor also had connections set up in Europe as well, so we killed 2 posers with one stone so to speak! Europa will also be infected now! Hail Victor and Chaos Records for being a part of our Horde of Death!”

Victor Hernandez Gil of Chaos Records states:

“It’s great to welcome GRAVEHILL to the Chaos Records Familia, we cannot wait to release the vinyl version of “When All Roads Lead to Hell.” GRAVEHILL have developed themselves over the past few years as one of the most exciting live acts in the American Metal scene. Many thanks to Gravehill for their trust in Chaos Records! Horns up!!” .

When All Roads Lead To Hell will be out on May 20th (with the vinyl treatment coming in July).

 

When All Roads Lead To Hell

1. Intro

2. Unholy Executioner

3. Devil Worshiper

4. Extinction

5. When All Roads Lead to Hell

6. Suffer No Man to Live

7. Pray For War

8. Consvmed By Rats

9. 7:06

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CANNABIS CORPSE: Announce Release Date for New LP

April 20th, 2011
by EvilG
CANNABIS CORPSE Announce Release Date for “Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise” LP
Richmond, VA’s CANNABIS CORPSE have risen from the embers once again, and this time, no one is safe. The bong-huffing death metal menace have completed work on their brand-new full-length record, entitled Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shall Rise. The album will see a July 12, 2011 release from the mighty TANKCRIMES, who also unleashed the band’s much-loved The Weeding EP back in 2009. In addition, CANNABIS CORPSE have several live actions in the works; the band features various members of MUNICIPAL WASTE, PARASYTIC, BATTLEMASTER, and VOLTURE, so you know these dudes can throw down live!

On this record, CANNABIS CORPSE have ventured even further down the left-hand path to pay homage to those other masters of death, MORBID ANGEL and DEICIDE. Tongue-in-cotton-mouthed-cheek titles like “Lunatic of Pot’s Creation” and “Immortal Pipes” keep the party rolling, but don’t be fooled: CANNABIS CORPSE are not a joke band. Sure, they’ll fire up a bowl and chug a beer, but then they’ll rip your face off with a brutal old-school death metal assault, the likes of which haven’t been seen since the seeds of the genre first began to grow.

Mixed by Erik Rutan at Mana Studios and mastered by Alan Douches at West Side Music, Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shall Rise was recorded by the band’s own Phil “Landphil” Hall, and reeks of DIY putrefaction.

Happy 4/20 – the time to smoke is now!


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CEREBRAL BORE UK TOUR WITH AEON STARTS TONIGHT

April 20th, 2011
by EvilG

Scottish death metal act CEREBRAL BORE are due to kick off a UK tour tonight in Bristol.

The band, who have just released their debut album MANIACAL MISCREATION in Europe, will be on the road with AEON and FLAYED DISCIPLE, and will follow the run of shows with an appearance at Neurotic Deathfest in the Netherlands on April 29th.

CEREBRAL BORE guitarist PAUL MCGUIRE comments:

“After playing a rare show in our home town last week, we got a reminder of how awesome it is to go tour in other places, especially with such good bands and great shows like Neurotic Deathfest.

“This is our first tour as an Earache band and we are all geared up with our new album and new merch for hitting the road.  And we’re going to be playing a few cities that we haven’t played before, like Liverpool, Bristol and Derby.  So it will be nice to meet some new brutal buggers on our travels.”

See CEREBRAL BORE live on tour at the following shows:

CEREBRAL BORE w/ AEON, FLAYED DISCIPLE
Apr. 20 – Bristol, UK – The Croft (without AEON)
Apr. 21 – Liverpool, UK – The Masque
Apr. 22 – Edinburgh, UK – Bannerman’s
Apr. 24 – Derby, UK – The Old Bell
Apr. 25 – London, UK – Mass
Apr. 29 – Tilburg, Netherlands – Neurotic Deathfest

View the UK tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/cerebral_uk_2011.jpg

CEREBRAL BORE w/ PUTRID PILE, ZOMBIFIED
May 05 – Belfast, UK – Aunt Annie’s
May 06 – Dublin, Ireland – Fibber Magees
May 07 – Edinburgh, UK – Dead Haggis Deathfest, Studio 24

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

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

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

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

CEREBRAL BORE
Aug. 28 – London, UK – The Purple Turtle
Sep. 17 – Kiev, Ukraine – Bingo Club

CEREBRAL BORE recently released their new music video for “Maniacal Miscreation”, the title track from the new album.  Watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG46oJBGhNg

Get MANIACAL MISCREATION on CD now in Europe along with a range of new t-shirts at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_761

The album is also available now worldwide on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/album/maniacal-miscreation/id426505269

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

Get more CEREBRAL BORE news and info at:

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

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Hate Eternal premier second of series of six videos from the recording of “Phoenix Amongst the Ashes”

April 20th, 2011
by EvilG

The second clip in a series of six HATE ETERNAL “In The Studio” video clips is currently live on Metal Injection; one of metal’s premier destinations for video interviews with bands, live performance footage, and coverage of everything metal. Check out the latest “In The Studio” clip featuring footage of Erik Rutan and co. as they recorded their upcoming opus, Phoenix Amongst the Ashes, and stay tuned to Metal Injection over the coming weeks as they post the remaining clips. Phoenix Amongst the Ashes available everywhere May 10.

 

HATE ETERNAL recorded their fifth studio album at frontman Erik Rutan’s own Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, FL with mastering handled by Alan Douches of West West Side. J.J. Hrubovcak has been added as the band’s bassist, alongside the devastating combo of Erik Rutan on guitar and Jade Simonetto on drums.

 

Fans can now preorder Phoenix Amongst the Ashes by itself or bundled with a t-shirt HERE where the first single Haunting Abound can now be heard.

 

Albert Mudrian of Decibel Magazine declares that Phoenix Amongst the Ashes is “the best death metal record I’ve heard in FOREVER!” while the folks over at Metal Sucks proclaim that “Phoenix Amongst the Ashes is the moment Erik Rutan’s entire career has been leading towards — it’s heavy, it’s catchy, and it’s innovative. This is the best death metal album of 2011 so far, and other bands are going to have to work pretty hard to top it.”

 

Catch HATE ETERNAL live as they tour the US in support of Phoenix Amongst the Ashes starting this June.

 

HATE ETERNAL TOUR DATES

 

HATE ETERNAL w/ Obscura, Beneath The Massacre, Defiled

04/29 Wurzburg, DE Posthalle

04/30 Tilburg,NL Neurotic Deathfest

05/01 Bristol, UK The Fleece

05/02 Manchester, UK Moho Live

05/03 London, UK Underworld

05/04 Vosselaar, BE Biebob

05/05 Paris, FR Nouveau Casino

05/06 Donostia-San Sebastian, SP Sala Mogambos

05/07 A Coruna, SP Sala Ola Green

05/08 Lisbon, PT Cine Teatro De Corroios

05/09 Badlona, ES Estraperlo Club

05/11 Zurich, CH Abart

05/12 Rome, IT Blackout Club

05/13 Romano Sesia, IT Rock N Roll Arena

05/14 Ljubljana, SL Gala Hala

05/15 Wien, AS Arena

05/16 Munchen, DE Feierwerk, Kranhalle

05/17 Bratislava, SL Randal

05/18 Krakow, PL Rotunda

05/19 Berlin, DE Cassiopeia

05/20 Leipzig, DE Theaterfabrik

05/21 Essen, DE Turock

Decibel & Metal Injection present: HATE ETERNAL and ORIGIN with Vital Remains & Abysmal Dawn

06/15 Austin, TX Emo’s

06/16 Amarillo, TX Sorority House

06/17 Denver, CO The Marquis Theatre

06/19 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse

06/20 Hollywood, CA The Key Club

06/21 San Francisco, CA Slim’s

06/22 Sparks, NV The Alley

06/24 Seattle, WA Studio Seven

06/25 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater

06/26 Kelowna, BC Sapphire Nightclub

06/27 Calgary, AB The Distillery

06/28 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop

06/30 Regina, SK The Exchange

07/01 Winnipeg, MB Royal Albert Arms

07/02 St. Paul, MN Station 4

07/03 Madison, WI The Annex

07/05 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club

07/06 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s

07/07 Toronto, ON Wreck Room

07/08 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Electriques

07/09 Worcester, MA The Palladium

07/10 New York, NY Santo’s Party House

07/11 Baltimore, MD Sonar

07/13 Charleston, SC The Oasis

07/14 Orlando, FL Firestone Live

 

Follow HATE ETERNAL at the following locations:

http://www.hateeternal.com

http://www.facebook.com/Hate.Eternal

http://twitter.com/haeteternal

http://www.myspace.com/haeteternal

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Infernaeon and Brian Werner part ways

April 20th, 2011
by EvilG

After much forethought, Infernaeon has decided to part ways with our singer Brian Werner. He was planning on leaving the band after our appearance at the Babylon Rising Festival in Puerto Rico, and it was decided afterwards that it would be beneficial if he carried out those plans.

Infernaeon is in no way breaking up, and we would like to thank our fans and tell them that we are working on some new material and we plan to be back on the road as soon as possible.”

Thanks for your continued support. For Official news on the band, please refer to the following sources.

Web Site: http://www.infernaeon.com

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/infernaeonoracleofarmageddonFacebook http://www.facebook.com/infernaeonofficial

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Mark Edwards (of Overlorde)- Performance during ProgPower USA Weekend Announced

April 20th, 2011
by EvilG
Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards

Performance during ProgPower USA Weekend Announced. Mark ‘M.E.’ Edwards of Overlorde will be performing at the beautiful outdoor courtyard of  the Artmore Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, September 16, 2011. The Artmore is the official hotel of the long running annual PROGPOWER USA power and progressive metal music festival. His performance will occur during the festival weekend, now in it’s twelfth year.

 

Below is the official news release, which can also be found at http://www.progpowerusa.com/xii/news/04202011_2.html

DataReport Consulting LLC is proud to announce an exclusive music-filled BBQ within the beautiful open-air courtyard at none other than the renowned Artmore Hotel on Friday, September 16th.  In celebration, beginning at noon, the first 100 attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary lunch!

Guests will be treated to a special live performance by guitarist and songwriter Mark “M.E.” Edwards of the veteran U.S. Power Metal band Overlorde. The performance will feature his unique and not to be missed “One Man Show” consisting of both original and cover heavy rock & metal instrumentals. He will also be joined by singers for a number of songs.  Special guest vocalists confirmed to join M.E. onstage include the acclaimed Norm Skinner (Imagika) and much-admired Paul LaPlaca (Chris Caffery Band). Some of these songs will be original music that hasn’t been performed live in 10 or 20 years.

The following video is from M.E.’s recent show opening for ZO2. Here, Paul LaPlaca comes together with M.E. to perform the FREE song “WISHING WELL”; an adaptation primarily based upon the version by the legendary Gary Moore and fatefully performed just 8 days before his passing.

http://www.youtube.com/user/MEFlyingV#p/a/u/0/L9URq40ptus

DataReport Consulting specializes in custom report design and training utilizing SAP Crystal ReportsTM www.datareportconsulting.com

Source: www.meflyingv.com

 

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Graspop Metal Meeting – 9 new names, 3 cancellations

April 20th, 2011
by EvilG

MORE BANDS ADDED TO GMM2011 LINEUP!

 

We are pleased to announce yet another batch of promising names for GMM2011.

 

After fifteen years of gothic rock/metal LACUNA COIL can safely be called a household name on the heavy music scene and what better place to blow out fifteen candles than on the GMM stage! Shapely frontwoman Cristina Scabbia narrowly missed out on the title of ‘Sexiest Female’ in Kerrang’s 2010 readers’ poll – much to the chagrin of many a male metalhead we might add. As for the music, Lacuna Coil follows a tried and tested recipe of contrasting voices, infectious beats and captivating melodies! (Saturday 25 June)

 

‘Can we make it? You bet we can!!’ has always been the credo of Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow. For over thirty years, he’s been the driving force behind ANVIL on their ongoing mission to give audiences worldwide a heavy fucking metal kick in the ass. Lips & Co are primed and ready to showcase their new record ‘Juggernaut of Justice’. Anvil is one of the select few bands whose music remains as relevant today as when they started out all those years ago. Don’t despair if you’re having no luck with the ladies; after all, an eargasm is better than nothing.(Sunday 26 June)

 

Static-X have played GMM twice before in the past but this time around WAYNE STATIC is going it alone to promote his solo album ‘Pighammer’. The rest of Wayne’s wall of sound will be bricked up with a number of typical Static-X classics: hard, kinky and in your face. (Sunday 26 June)

 

Late last year, the American metalcore band AFTER THE BURIAL released their third album with ‘In Dreams’. The album is a prime example of what modern metal should sound like. After the Burial is definitely one of the most promising young bands in metal today. One to watch out for! (Saturday 25 June)

 

Raw, fast, hard and unpolished are just a few of the adjectives used to describe the music of Dirty Rotten Imbeciles or D.R.I. as they are commonly known. For three decades, this American hardcore punk/crossover thrash band has enjoyed a well-earned cult status. Thanks to little gems like ‘Dealing with It’, ‘Crossover’ and ‘Four of a Kind’, their music appeals to punk, hardcore and metal fans alike. The pioneers of crossover are still a force to be reckoned with and they will come, see and conquer old school style! (Sunday 26 June)

 

Even more old school punk/hardcore violence with THE DWARVES. In the mid-eighties, this American band shook the underground with their raw mix of garage rock, punk and hardcore. Following a seven-year hiatus, the depraved gang is primed and ready for the next round. Fans of pure and unadulerated punk rejoice! (Friday 24 June)

 

The DIO DISCIPLES are coming to town! Simon Wright, Craig Goldy and Rudy Sarzo have launched a Ronnie James Dio tribute project under the moniker Dio Disciples. Vocalists Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Malmsteen, Judas Priest, Iced Earth) and Toby Jepson (Little Angels, GUN) are to share lead vocalist duties and are two of the few singers capable of doing Dio justice. Wendy Dio announced the tribute project herself, claiming that “there will never be another Dio but we wanted to keep the music alive”. We have no doubt the Dio Disciples will do just that. (Friday 24 June)

 

Formed in 1980, THE RODS declared war on disco with their traditional heavy metal sound. Over a six-year period, The Rods released eight albums full of raw, powerful and uncompromising energy and they toured with some of the world’s biggest metal acts, such as Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Judas Priest and Metallica. The Rods disbanded in 1986 only to reform twenty years later. Today, the power trio are back with (a) ‘Vengeance’, their first release in a quarter century… (Friday 24 June)

 

Apart from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, we are also glad to confirm THE BLACK SPIDERS for GMM2011! Last year, this new British band won Metal Hammer’s ‘Best Underground Band’ category and their sound is sure to appeal to the fans of Black Sabbath, The Stooges and Turbonegro! (Saturday 25 June)

 

Check schedule here.

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KK Downing Retires From Judas Priest; Replacement Announced

April 20th, 2011
by EvilG

It is with regret that Judas Priest announce that K.K. DOWNING has formally retired from the band and will therefore not be joining them on their forthcoming EPITAPH Tour.

The band respect his decision and naturally all wish him well.

Download the full press release here for more information (a copy of it is below as well).

 

Judas Priest press release April 20, 2011

Judas Priest press release April 20, 2011

 

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

5 – Water Park, P Faliro – Athens, Greece

8 – Akademik Stadium – Sofia, Bulgaria

10 – Kazlicesme Festival Site – Istanbul, Turkey

 

July

6 – Kautatzogleio Stadium – Thessaloniki, Greece

15 – Newport Centre – Newport, UK

16 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK

17 – The Dome – Doncaster, UK

19 – SECC – Glasgow, Scotland

20 – Metro Arena – Newcastle, UK

21 – Civic Hall – Wolverhampton, UK

23 – High Voltage Festival – London, UK

24 – BIC – Bournemouth, UK

 

July

27 – Atlantico Pavillion – Lisbon, Portugal

29 – Coliseum – La Coruna, Spain

30 – La Cubierta – Madrid, Spain

31 – Bec – Bilbao, Spain

 

August

2 – Badalona – Barcelona, Spain

5 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany

7 – Colmar Wine Festival – Colmar, France

9 – O2 World – Berlin, Germany

10 – Metal Hammer Festival/Spodek – Katowice, Poland

11 – Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary

 

September

10 – Portuguesa Stadium – Sao Paulo, Brazil

11 – Citibank Hall – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

13 – Chevrolet Hall – Belo Horizonte, Brazil

15 – Nilson Nelson – Brasilia, Brazil

30 – Mexico City Sports Palace – Mexico City, Mexico

 

October

1 – Telmex Theater – Quadalajara, Mexico

3 – Banamex Theater – Monterrey, Mexico

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CHTHONIC & EVILE, Shrapnel @ Underworld, London

April 20th, 2011
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

CHTHONIC & EVILE, Shrapnel @ Underworld, London

Friday 18th March 2011

Review: Jo Blackened

On arrival to the Underworld it wasn’t surprising seeing the queue going down the street & right around the corner of the venue. There was a great energy outside tonight and after a slight delay with opening time, you could feel everyone’s anticipation in getting in and hitting the bar!

I wasn’t sure how tonight was going to go, seeing two thrash metal bands supporting a symphonic black metal band, but I am pleased to say it worked for tonight’s gig. 

 

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SYMFONIA: New Album Streaming Via AOL Music; In Paradisum In Stores TODAY

April 19th, 2011
by EvilG

SYMFONIA, the new melodic metal project featuring the all-star lineup of vocalist Andre Matos (ex-Angra), guitarist Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius), drummer Uli Kusch (ex-Helloween), bassist Jari Kainulainen (ex-Stratovarius) and keyboardist Mikko Harkin (ex-Sonata Arctica), unleash their debut full-length today via Armoury Records. Titled In Paradisum, the ten-track offering was recorded mainly in Finland, mixed and mastered in Italy and produced by Timo Tolkki.

In celebration of its release, the album is currently streaming in its entirety via AOL Music. To check it out, point your browser HERE.

Also, in celebration of the release, Metal-Rules.com is giving away 3 copies of the album. To enter, go HERE.

 

Symfonia - In Paradisum

Symfonia - In Paradisum

 

SYMFONIA

SYMFONIA

http://www.symfonia.fi

http://www.eaglerockent.com

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PAIN: “Dirty Woman” Video Clip Released

April 19th, 2011
by EvilG

PAIN, the Swedish industrial metallers led by iconic producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY), have just released the official video clip for the track “Dirty Woman”. The song comes from their upcoming album You Only Live Twice, which is set to be released on June 3 (Europe) and June 21 (North America) 2011 via Nuclear Blast. Check it out:

Surf to the PAIN’s official Facebook profile http://www.facebook.com/OfficialPain to stream and download the track “Dirty Woman”.

The first two studio trailers can be viewed here:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlWU_kS3hCs
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orQKxu2dAA4

Attached artwork and promo pic were both created this time around by German artist Heile (INDICA, LEGION OF THE DAMNED).

Mainman & producer Peter Tägtgren recently commented on the artwork: “I really wanted something with a Nightmare Before Christmas meets Alice In Wonderland kind of feeling but with our mascot, the painhead in it. The artist Heile created what I wanted but did it in his own way. It really has this kind of Tim Burton feel to it. It will be really crazy on a big backdrop. We’re also gonna do some inflatable stuff with our Painhead. Its gonna be our Eddie, like IRON MAIDEN has.”

Pain - You Only Live Twice

Pain - You Only Live Twice

For more info visit: www.painworldwide.comwww.facebook.com/officialpainwww.nuclearblast.de/pain

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BOOK OF BLACK EARTH Launch New Track

April 19th, 2011
by EvilG

Blackened death metal act, BOOK OF BLACK EARTH, have launched the track, “Cross Contamination,” from their forthcoming album, “The Cold Testament,” exclusively at Brooklyn Vegan; check it out here.  The album, which is out on May 24th, 2011, was tracked by Chris Common (Pelican, The Sword) at the Red Room Studio in Seattle and mixed and mastered by Dan Swano (Bloodbath, Nasum, Opeth) at Unisound in Sweden. The cover was done by renowned artist, Derek Noble. “The Cold Testament” pre-order is now available, exclusively, through Prosthetic Records’ webstore; The CD can be ordered on its own, or in a bundle with an exclusive T-shirt design. Get your copy, now!

 

“The Cold Testament” track listing is as follows:

 

Weight of the World

Cross Contamination

Antarctica

Irritating Spectre

Termination

Research and Destroy

Road Dogs From Hell

I See Demons

 

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

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