ACCEPT Guitarist Herman Frank Suffers Broken Ribs Punctured Lung Onstage In San Antonio

May 9th, 2011
by EvilG

ACCEPT guitarist Herman Frank fell backward onstage halfway through the band’s’ concert Friday night at Backstage Live in San Antonio. Frank played the remainder of the show, but the reformed German metal legends were forced to play as a four-piece during their concert in Houston, Texas the following night (Saturday, May 7th).

“Unfortunately, Herman had an accident during last night’s show in San Antonio,” Accept bassist Peter Baltes stated online. “He tripped and landed hard on his back. Even though he managed to finish the show, his pain became unbearable as we arrived in Houston (for the band’s final night of the American portion of its tour). He was taken to the emergency room, where the doctors discovered four broken ribs and a punctured lung. He will remain at the hospital for now. Considering his condition, his spirit is great, and we all need to give our support to him as he recovers from his injuries. In the meantime, the band will continue the tour, and Herman will rejoin us as soon as he is all healed up and good to go.”

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METALLICA Confirmed For Halifax’ Rock The Hill 2011 Festival

May 9th, 2011
by EvilG

It’s official! METALLICA are confirmed for Halifax’ Rock the Hill 2011 Festival will be held on the Halifax Garrison Grounds on July 14.

 

A message from the band on their official website reads as follows:

 

“We’re making it a two city Canadian tour as we head to Halifax, Canada for the Rock the Hill festival on July 14, 2011 at Halifax Garrison Grounds. The relatively new festival will also include MATT MAYS, PROTEST THE HERO, SEETHER and COHEED AND CAMBRIA.

 

Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 12, 2011 at noon local time and will be available at RockTheHill.ca or by phone at 1-877-569-7767. General Admission tickets are $99.50 and there are a limited number of VIP tickets for $199.50. Service charges and taxes will apply to all ticket orders. VIP ticket holders will have access to the front of stage pit, their own entrance and concessions, and the all important special washrooms. Met Club members should log in for information about their pre-sale.

 

That’s going to do it for us in July, but certainly not for 2011 . . . as we like to say, keep watching here!”

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VEX – Ciaran McCloskey

May 9th, 2011
by Robert Williams

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Interview with Vex guitarist Ciaran McCloskey

Conducted by Robert Williams

Emerging from San Angelo, Texas in the late part of the nineties, Vex have weathered the ups and downs of musical differences, lineup changes and defining their overall sound and ideology on their way to crafting the brilliant debut full length "Thanatopsis" that was recently released through underground indie label Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. Now on the brink of completing a follow up record, founding member and Vex guitarist Ciaran McCloskey took some time out of his hectic schedule to chat with Metal-Rules.com and provide our readers with some further insight into the storied back history of one of South Texas’ most criminally underrated acts.
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Anvil – Live at the Rock House, St. John’s, NL, Canada

May 8th, 2011
by EvilG

ANVIL

Live at the Rock House, St. John’s, NL, Canada

Friday May 6th and Saturday May 7th, 2011

Reviewed by EvilG

ANVIL Live in St. Johns, NL

Anvil is still riding high atop the tidal wave of success generated from their documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil. For the first time in their 30+ year history, the band is doing a coast to coast Canadian tour. The tour kicked off here in St. John’s, marking the band’s first ever performance here. Shortly after tickets went on sale, they sold out prompting the promoters to secure a second night for the band (the only place on the Canadian tour to get two nights). While the first night was sold out, the second was still packed and the crowd reaction for the second night was even more over the top with much more intense headbanging and moshing.  It’s a weekend of metal like this that makes me proud to be from the metal starved shores of Newfoundland.

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GALLHAMMER STREAMING “ABERRATION”

May 7th, 2011
by EvilG

JAPAN – Japanese doom duo Gallhammer has posted a stream of the track “Aberration” from the group’s forthcoming studio album The End on BrooklynVegan.com. Head HERE to access the exclusive stream for a sneak peek at the May 31st release.

The End, Gallhammer’s third album, will hit stores next month courtesy of Peaceville Records.

The record can be pre-ordered through the Peaceville Records webstore at: http://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/product/261/2777/.

The track list for The End is…

1. The End

2. Rubbish CG202

3. Aberration

4. Sober

5. Entropy G35

6. Wander

7. 108=7/T-NA

A The End mini-site containing an album teaser, desktop background, free song download, and more can be accessed online at: http://www.peaceville.com/gallhammer/theend/.

Stay tuned for more information on Gallhammer and The End.

 

 

 

Gallhammer is…

Vivian Slaughter – Bass, Vocals, Saxophone,

Risa Reaper – Drums, Vocals

 

 

 

Gallhammer online…

www.myspace.com/ghammercrust

www.peaceville.com/gallhammer

www.peaceville.com

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OZZY To Release Restored and Remastered Versions of Blizzard and Diary on May 31st

May 7th, 2011
by Celtic Bob
Diary of a Madman - Blizzard of Ozz 30th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set

Diary of a Madman - Blizzard of Ozz 30th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set

On May 31, music fans will have their first taste of re-issues from rock icon OZZY OSBOURNE’s catalog of work with the releases of two albums which form the cornerstone of Ozzy Osbourne’s career as a solo artist:   Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman (Epic Records/Legacy Recordings).  Long revered by rock fans around the world, these two albums created a template for hard rock in the 1980’s and beyond as they were marked by the ground-breaking and  historic union of Ozzy and the late guitar hero Randy Rhoads.  These definitive versions of 1980’s Blizzard of Ozz (with previously unreleased bonus tracks) and 1981’s Diary of a Madman are available individually on vinyl or CD, or together in a deluxe collector’s box.  All versions were restored and remastered from the original analog sources by George Marino.

The 30th Anniversary Edition of Blizzard of Ozz CD includes the original album in its entirety, restored and remastered for this edition, with bonus tracks, while the new Legacy Edition of Diary of a Madman includes the original album in its entirety, restored and remastered for this edition, with a bonus second CD of previously unreleased live performances featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads with rhythm section Rudy Sarzo (bass) and Tommy Aldridge (drums).  A single disc version of the remastered Diary of a Madman will also be available.

For serious fans and collectors, the limited edition 30th Anniversary deluxe boxed set houses the restored and remastered vinyl and CD editions of Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, the “Ozzy Live” compact disc.  Beyond the music, the box set is highlighted by a variety of exclusives including an expansive 100-page coffee table book, a two-sided wall-size poster, a precise and detailed full-size replica of Ozzy’s iconic gold cross that he has worn for 30 years, and “Thirty Years After The Blizzard” DVD.

This new “Thirty Years After The Blizzard” DVD chronicles Ozzy’s years with Randy Rhoads features previously unseen footage of Ozzy and Randy filmed in 1981 & 1982; it incorporates rare archival photos and films; along with new and revelatory interviews with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Lemmy (Motörhead), Steve Vai, Nikki Sixx, Rob Halford, Zakk Wylde, Bill Ward and more. The DVD also contains over 70 minutes of additional rare live performances and interviews; included is the premiere of more than 30 minutes of newly-discovered never-bootlegged footage of Ozzy and Randy from the Blizzard of Ozz tour shot from the front of the stage at New York’s fabled Palladium on May 2, 1981.  This new feature is a must-see for aficionados of Ozzy’s epic release, Blizzard of Ozz and its pivotal effect on rock & roll history.

A trailer for the upcoming reissues can be seen here: http://vevo.ly/f0jD43

Blizzard Of Ozz (30th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

1. I Don’t Know (5:13)

2. Crazy Train (4:51)

3. Goodbye To Romance (5:33)

4. Dee (0:49)

5. Suicide Solution (4:17)

6. Mr. Crowley (5:02)

7. No Bone Movies (3:52)

8. Revelation (Mother Earth) (6:08)

9. Steal Away (The Night) (3:28)

BONUS TRACKS

10. You Looking At Me, Looking At You (Non-LP B-Side, Previously Unreleased in the U.S.) (4:15)

11. Goodbye To Romance (2010 Guitar & Vocal Mix, Previously Unreleased) (5:42)

12. RR (Previously Unreleased – Randy Rhoads guitar solo) (1:13)

Diary Of A Madman (Legacy Edition)

DISC 1

1. Over The Mountain (4:31)

2. Flying High Again (4:44)

3. You Can’t Kill Rock And Roll (6:59)

4. Believer (5:15)

5. Little Dolls (5:39)

6. Tonight (5:50)

7. S.A.T.O. (4:07)

8. Diary Of A Madman (6:14)

DISC 2 –

Ozzy Live (recorded on the Blizzard of Ozz tour)

1. I Don’t Know

2. Crazy Train

3. Believer

4. Mr. Crowley

5. Flying High Again

6. Revelation (Mother Earth)

7. Steal Away (The Night)

8. Suicide Solution

9. Iron Man

10. Children Of The Grave

11. Paranoid

Diary of a Madman/Blizzard of Ozz 30th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set

Box Set Includes:

Blizzard Of Ozz (30th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

Diary Of A Madman (Legacy Edition)

Blizzard Of Ozz (180-gram LP – original album only)

Diary Of A Madman (180-gram LP – original album only)

DVD–contains “Thirty Years After The Blizzard” documentary–and additional rare and unreleased performances and interviews.

Trailer URL: http://vevo.ly/f0jD43

Ozzy Box Set Pre-order link: http://www.myplaydirect.com/ozzy-osbourne/details/5779242?cid=lg%3A5gs&utm_campaign=diaryofmadman&utm_content=carousel%3Apromotext&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=ozzy.com

Ozzy Amazon pre-order links: http://myplay.me/64m

Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ozzyosbourne

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/officialozzy

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Sin7Sins – Gen Morphine guitarist and singer

May 7th, 2011
by Anders Sandvall

 Gen Morphine: Guitarist and singer for Sin7Sins

 

Interviewed by Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Tom Hack at Massacre Records for setting up this interview

Thanks to Massacre Records for the promo pictures of the band.

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Gen Morphine is the guitarist and one of two singers in the goth metal act Sin7Sins. I sat down and had a chat with Gen because I was really curious about the band and their debut album PERVERSION LTD. The band comes from The Netherlands. Besides Gen Morphine on vocals, there is a female singer called Lotus. If you’re into the goth metal scene then check out Sin7Sins they might be a band in your taste.

 

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Entombed Mini tour Denmark 2011 with support at The Rock Copenhagen Denmark

May 7th, 2011
by Anders Sandvall

 

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Entombed

Mini tour – Denmark 2011

The Kandidate – support act

The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark

12/3 – 2011

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

 

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Darksseed – guitarist/bandleader Thomas Herrmann

May 7th, 2011
by Anders Sandvall

 

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Thomas Herrmann – guitarist/bandleader of Darkseed

 Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Tom Hack at Massacre Records for making the interview possible.

Thanks to Massacre Records for providing the promo-pictures of Darkseed.

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I hooked up with Thomas Hermann, guitarist in Darkseed, this spring to have a talk about the band’s new album POISON AWAITS. The band play goth metal and are considered to be one of the most influential and original German dark metal bands of all time. The band is now doing their comeback and I was really eager to see what they were up to. Amongst a lot of things, we of course talked about the new album, the new members, and Hermann’s role as producer.

 

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Singer/Guitarist Gabul from Mammutant

May 7th, 2011
by Anders Sandvall

 

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Singer/Guitarist Gabul from Mammutant

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to: Tom Hack for setting up the interview

Thanks to Massacre Records for the promotional pictures of Mammutant

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Just when you thought that Gwar and Lordi was over, Mammutant shows up to stir things up. Mammutant play "light industrial metal" but there’s more to them than that, read on…

 

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DEATH’s Legendary Human Album To Be Reissued

May 6th, 2011
by EvilG

DEATH’s legendary fourth album, Human, will mark its 20th anniversary with an official reissue on June 21st in North America (June 27th internationally) via Relapse Records.

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DEATH - HUMAN

Human has been entirely remixed by longtime Death producer Jim Morris and remastered by Alan Douches (MASTODON, CONVERGE, THE MISFITS). This special 20th anniversary edition of the album will come complete with expanded packaging featuring liner notes from Morris as well as former Death / current CYNIC guitarist Paul Masvidal and over an hour of newly unearthed, previously unreleased early demo tracks.

Human will be available on 2 and 3-disc sets as well as digitally. CD pre-orders are being accepted and digitally via iTunes, and additional release information will be posted shortly.

Additionally, original footage of Death during the May 1991 mixing sessions of Human has been posted online. This footage was filmed 20 years ago to the day at Morrisound studios in Tampa, FL. Check it out below:

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DON JAMIESON’s “Live and Hilarious” debuts in top 10 on Billboard Comedy Charts

May 6th, 2011
by EvilG

“Live and Hilarious” available everywhere now on Metal Blade Records

 

Don Jamieson’s Live and Hilarious has debuted at #9 on Billboard’s Comedy Albums chart! The album is among good company in the top 10 alongside established comedians such as Louis C.K., Mike Birbiglia, Daniel Tosh and more! The album also charted as high as #17 on the iTunes comedy charts.

 

Don Jamieson comments, “The continued support for my cd is MINDBLOWING! Thanks to you all for making “Live & Hilarious” a Top 10 album. Not bad for a Jersey boy!”

 

Live and Hilarious was recorded at Bar Anticipation (or “Bar A”, as we’ve been told it’s referred to as over in Jersey) on January 30th, 2011 in front of a room packed full of comedy and metal fans. The show was a resounding success and will set the bar high for Metal Blade Records’ first EVER stand-up comedy release! The album’s title is a parody of Live and Dangerous, the classic Thin Lizzy album and Don Jamieson’s name/logo has been transformed into a Thin Lizzy-esque logo, which will be seen on the disc and on a new t-shirt available on Metal Blade’s webstore, powered by Indiemerch. Live and Hilarious is available for order now and a clip from the album can be heard now at donjamieson.com!

 

DON JAMIESON

05/07 Akron, OH Ripper Owens Tap House

05/16 New York, NY Lit Lounge Gunfire-N-Sodomy performance

05/25 Point Pleasant, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club

05/26 Point Pleasant, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club

05/27 Point Pleasant, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club w/ Jim Florentine

05/28 Point Pleasant, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club w/ Jim Florentine

05/29 Point Pleasant, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club

06/03 Newark, NJ The Cube w/ Jim Florentine & Bang Tango

 

Follow Don Jamieson at the following locations:

www.donjamieson.com

www.metalblade.com/donjamieson

www.twitter.com/realdonjamieson

www.facebook.com/donjamiesonofficial

 

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ANDY SNEAP DISCUSSES HIS ROLE IN HELL

May 6th, 2011
by EvilG
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World renowned metal producer and HELL guitarist Andy Sneap from England recently stopped by the Nuclear Blast USA office and shared this thoughts on playing in HELL – one of the bands he grew up loving (“I’d rather not… I’d rather Dave Halliday was here to do this!”), the relationship & history between HELL and his own band SABBAT, the acoustic & magical qualities of an epic beard while handling mixing duties, and lastly, his thoughts on what used to be his favorite cereal (“I’m not going near it.)”

 

View the video in its entirety on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel.

 

HELL’s debut album Human Remains – which was over 25 years in the making – will be released in North America on May 17th.

 

One of the true founding fathers of occult metal and cited as a huge indirect influence to many bands, HELL formed in 1982 from the carcasses of U.K. metal bands Race Against Time and Paralex – whose 3-song White Lightning EP was listed by Metallica as a favorite and was subsequently included on the Lars Ulrich / Geoff Barton “NWOBHM: ’79 Revisited” sampler.

Watch the video – directed by Kristian Harvard of Visual Concepts U.K. – for “On Earth As It Is In Hell” here.

The singles “Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us” and “On Earth As It Is In Hell” are available for purchase on iTunes.

Pre-order the Human Remains CD for only $10 at Nuclear Blast USA’s online web shop.

HELL’s 2011 line-up:

 

  • David Bower – Vocals
  • Kev Bower – Guitar & Keyboards
  • Andy Sneap – Guitar
  • Tony Speakman – Bass
  • Tim Bowler – Drums

 

Visit HELL online at www.HELL-METAL.com, on Facebook, MySpace, & YouTube.com/HELL.

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Sign To Nuclear Blast Records!

May 6th, 2011
by EvilG

Italy’s brutal/symphonic horde, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records! With only two releases, Oracles (2009) and the Mafia EP (2010), FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE have already become one of the most talked about bands in the underground. Their unique blend of technical death metal with a symphonic elements have quickly made them a favorite with fans and critics alike. Now, after a successful US debut touring alongside SUFFOCATION and THE FACELESS, the band are currently wrapping up work on their upcoming second full-length album. Expect a release sometime around this years “Summer Slaughter Tour”.

“We’re really excited to start working with such a renowned and professional label,” commented guitarist/vocalist Tommaso Riccardi. “It’s a great chance for the band to express itself in the best way, counting on this kind of support. For us it’s like a brand new start. We surely can improve our work, touring much more and finally reaching every continent as we always wanted to do. Many tours are already planned or on the way to being organized. We’ll start with North America and Europe and then Asia/Oceania, South Africa and maybe in Central/South America. We can’t wait to hit US again this July-August with the ‘Summer Slaughter Tour’ 2011. It’s an honor for us to be on this tour and a great opportunity to play live some new tunes! See you on the road!”

 

“Summer Slaughter Tour”
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DARKEST HOUR, SIX FEET UNDER, DYING FETUS, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, OCEANO, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, POWERGLOVE
Jul. 22 – Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
Jul. 23 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
Jul. 25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
Jul. 26 – Seattle, WA – King Cat Theatre
Jul. 28 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
Jul. 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Jul. 30 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
Jul. 31 – Scottsdale, AZ – The Venue Scottsdale
Aug. 02 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Aug. 04 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
Aug. 05 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
Aug. 06 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Aug. 07 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
Aug. 08 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
Aug. 09 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
Aug. 10 – Montreal, QC – Olympia
Aug. 11 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Aug. 12 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Aug. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
Aug. 14 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Aug. 16 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

Aug. 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Aug. 19 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
Aug. 20 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
Aug. 21 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues

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3 Inches Of Blood Release Anthems For The Victorious 7″

May 6th, 2011
by EvilG

3 INCHES OF BLOOD are excited to announce that their 7-inch, Anthems for the Victorious, is now available. The limited edition orange vinyl features two new songs from the band. A behind-the-scenes look at the making of these and other tracks is now available online below:

Anthems for the Victorious 7-inch track listing:

1. “Lords of Change”

2. “Strength of the Grave”

 

3IOB are currently trailblazing across Canada with their northern brothers Cancer Bats. See below for a full listing of upcoming dates.

 

3 INCHES OF BLOOD: CANADIAN TOUR DATES

 

May 5 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre

May 6 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks

May 7 – Timmins, ON @ The Victory Tavern

May 9 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle

May 10 – Moncton, NB @ The Manhattan

May 11 – Charlottetown, PEI @ Hunter’s Ale House

May 12 – Moncton, NB @ The Manhattan

May 13 – Halifax, NS @ The Paragon Theatre

May 14 – Halifax, NS @ The Pavilion

May 15 – Fredericton, NB @ Nicky Zee’s Nightclub

May 16 – Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Le Dartagnan

May 17 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub

May 18 – Kingston, ON @ Time To Laugh Comedy Club

May 19 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club Theatre

May 20 – London, ON @ Rumrunners

May 21 – Sudbury, ON @ Jubilee Hall

May 24 – Regina, SK @ The Distrikt

May 25 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room

May 26 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway bar – SAIT Campus

May 27 – Kelowna, BC @ Flashbacks

May 28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre

May 29 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub

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