GRAVE DIGGER – NEW VIDEO ONLINE

September 13th, 2010
by EvilG

The below update comes to us from Grave Digger:
www.grave-digger-clan.com

The video of “HIGHLAND FAREWELL” is online.

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EXODUS – Gary Holt

September 13th, 2010
by Robert Williams

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Interview conducted by Robert Williams

Videography courtesy of Sandra Torres

It has been a busy year for the Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus who took part in the high profile "Rust In Peace:Twentieth Anniversary" tour alongside Testament and headliners Megadeth playing to sold out venues all spring before releasing their latest album "Exhibit B: The Human Condition" this past May through Nuclear Blast Records. Guitarist Gary Holt recently spoke to Metal-Rules.com about the new album, re-recording the classic "Bonded By Blood" album with the band’s current lineup for the "Let There Be Blood" release, cheering onstage for Kreator and Gary remembers his friend Toby Rage dubbed "The Original Headwalker" who tragically passed away recently. Be sure to catch Exodus on tour with Holy Grail, Malevolent Creation and Bonded By Blood when they hit a thrashzone near you.


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ELVENKING – New Red Silent Tides Teaser Available

September 11th, 2010
by EvilG

Italian metallers ELVENKING have released a new teaser from their new album, Red Silent Tides, due out on September 17th in Europe, on November 9th in North America and in Japan in October (date still to be confirmed). Check out the video below:

Elvenking’s new video for the Red Silent Tides track ‘The Cabal’ is also available below:

Here are the details of all the different editions of the album:

Standard jewel case edition:

‘Dawnmelting’

‘The Last Hour’

‘Silence de Mort’

‘The Cabal’

‘Runereader’

‘Possession’

‘Your Heroes Are Dead’

‘Those Days’

‘This Nightmare Will Never End’

‘What’s Left Of Me’

‘The Play Of The Leaves’

ELVENKING “RED SILENT TIDES”. Cover artwork by Samuel Araya.

ELVENKING “RED SILENT TIDES”. Cover artwork by Samuel Araya.

Two-CD digipack special edition, including the legendary one and only To Oak Woods Bestowed demo (the very first recording of the band that goes back to year 2000 and which has been sold out since years), in a very special elegant packaging:

CD1

‘Dawnmelting’

‘The Last Hour’

‘Silence de Mort’

‘The Cabal’

‘Runereader’

‘Possession’

‘Your Heroes Are Dead’

‘Those Days’

‘This Nightmare Will Never End’

‘What’s Left Of Me’

‘The Play Of The Leaves’

CD2 – To Oak Woods Bestowed (2000)

‘To Oak Woods Bestowed

‘White Willow

‘Banquet Of bards

‘Oakenshield

‘Under The Tree Of Us’dum

Japanese edition:

‘Dawnmelting’

‘The Last Hour’

‘Silence de Mort’

‘The Cabal’

‘Runereader’

‘Possession’

‘Your Heroes Are Dead’

‘Those Days’

‘This Nightmare Will Never End’

‘What’s Left Of Me’

‘The Play Of The Leaves’

‘Skywards 2008′ (bonus track)

Special limited picture vinyl edition:

Side A

‘Dawnmelting’

‘The Last Hour’

‘Silence de Mort’

‘The Cabal’

‘Possession’

‘Your Heroes Are Dead’

Side B

‘Runereader’

‘Those Days’

‘This Nightmare Will Never End’

‘What’s Left Of Me’

‘The Play Of The Leaves’

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OCEANO GIVES FANS THE CHANCE TO WIN AN IPAD BY PRE-ORDERING “CONTAGION”

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG

Chicago deathcore heavyweights, OCEANO have a new album coming out (in North America) on November 9th. Entitled CONTAGION, this highly anticipated sophomore release vastly improves upon the hard-hitting formula that has turned the Billboard-charting act into one of the most notable and most polarizing bands in metal today. Whether loved or hated themselves, there is one thing that OCEANO loves as much as anyone else — free stuff!

OCEANO is giving fans the chance to win an iPad. That’s right! A brand-spanking-new iPad is up for grabs. All fans must do is go to http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_672_698 and pre-order CONTAGION. Pre-order the album on its own, with a hoodie, a shirt or any other configuration that can be conceived. As long as the pre-order is made through the EARACHE US WEBSTORE, fans will automatically be entered into a drawing to win.

Pre-order CONTAGION from the EARACHE US WEBSTORE and have the chance to win an iPad at: http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_672_698

View the contest flyer here: http://earache.tumblr.com/post/1097746720/pre-order-oceanos-contagion-and-you-could-win-an

While making their CONTAGION pre-orders, fans can listen to the BRAND NEW track, “Precursor To Enslavement,” now available on OCEANO‘s official MySpace page: http://myspace.com/oceano

Produced by Zeuss (MUNICIPAL WASTE, THE ACACIA STRAIN, HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL), the new album, CONTAGION spreads in North America November 9th.

Catch OCEANO live on the run-up to the release of CONTAGION, as they head out on “The Corruptour” with WHITECHAPEL, IMPENDING DOOM, MISS MAY I and I DECLARE WAR:

Oct 01 – Macon, GA – The 567
Oct 02 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Oct 03 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theater
Oct 04 – Jacksonville, FL – Rain
Oct 05 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
Oct 06 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
Oct 07 – Raleigh, NC – Volume 11 Tavern
Oct 08 – Norfolk, VA – Norva
Oct 09 – Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigby’s
Oct 10 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
Oct 12 – Boston, MA – Harper’s Ferry
Oct 13 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
Oct 14 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
Oct 15 – Toledo, OH – Headliner’s
Oct 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
Oct 17 – Elgin, IL – Mad Maggies
Oct 19 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Oct 20 – St. Louis, MO – Pop’s
Oct 21 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
Oct 22 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
Oct 23 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown

View the Corruptour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/corruptour.jpg

For more OCEANO news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/oceano or join the band on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OceanoMetal

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NOCTIS METAL MUSIC CONFERENCE Sept 24

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG

Calgary, Alberta (Updated September 9, 2010). Scarab Productions is adding the final guest speakers and panellists to the second instalment of the NOCTIS METAL MUSIC CONFERENCE, being held Friday Sept. 24, 2010 at the Ramada Hotel, downtown Calgary. A partial list of speakers includes guest appearances from TOM ‘ANGELRIPPER’ SUCH (Ger) of SODOM; filmmaker and producer SAM DUNN, (Can) of Metal: A Headbangers Journey, Iron Maiden: Flight 666, and Rush, Beyond the Lighted Stage; IAN CHRISTE (USA) author of Sound of the Beast; ANDY SNEAP, (UK) well known metal producer, sound engineer, and member of Sabbat; MATT JACOBSON, (USA) CEO Relapse Records; ERIC GRIEF, entertainment lawyer and former manager of Death; RYAN TAYLOR and EVAN HARTING, promoters of the MARYLAND DEATHFEST; CHRIS BRUNI, (Can) CEO, Profound Lore Records; MARTIN ATKINS, (USA) author of Toursmart; DAN ROZENBLUM (USA) lead agent of The Pantheon Agency; ROB SHALLCROSS (Can) Producer, Reversed Records; CRAIG BOYCHUCK (Can) Producer, CBAudio; MIRA BORN (Netherlands), freelance music photographer for metalshots.com, Metal Hammer and Terrorizer; TOPON DAS (Can) from Fuck the Facts, SEAN PALMERSTON, Editor, Hellbound.ca; JOSH HOGAN (Can) of Diminished Fifth Records; JON ASHER (Can) from Asher Media Relations; and more.

Topics for the conference will include items of interest to metal bands and fans and will feature live interviews with artist and producers, and discussions on various topics such as what it takes to get signed to a label; how to get endorsements and distribution deals; the latest in DIY recording; how to promote your band; touring, working with promoters, improving your live metal photography; etc. For more information on all the speakers, the metal music conference, bands, venue and tickets please visit: www.noctisvalkyries.com

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MALEVOLENT CREATION: Pics From Video Shoot Online

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG

Florida based death metal legends MALEVOLENT CREATION recently shot a video for the track “Slaughterhouse”,  which comes from the bands 11th studio outing entitled Invidious Dominion. The clip was shot in Florida and Central City Studios in Los Angeles and was helmed by young up-and-coming director Chris Cullari (WESTLAND, THE APPRECIATION POST). Still pics from the production can be found here http://www.myspace.com/malevolentcreation/photos/albums/album/3225828

“We are deep into our US tour and everything’s going killer,” commented the group. “The band’s playing tight and the set list consists of several classics and one new song, ‘Slaughterhouse’. We shot a video for ‘Slaughterhouse’ the week in between our headlining tour and the ‘March of Brutality’ tour with EXODUS. it is both a brutal homage and clever twist on horror films such as Hostel and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, using MALEVOLENT CREATION’s music as a soundtrack to madness. 20 plus years and still no one can destroy this MALEVOLENT CREATION!”

Invidious Dominion was released on August 24 in North America via Nuclear Blast and was produced and recorded by Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, VITAL REMAINS, KRISIUN, GOATWHORE) at Mana Studios in Florida. The cover art (attached) was brought to life this time around by renowned artist Pär Olofsson (THE FACELESS, IMMORTAL, ABYSMAL DAWN).

Watch a video clip of the recording process below:

Invidious Dominion Track Listing:
1) Intro
2) United Hate
3) Conflict Finalized
4) Slaughterhouse
5) Compulsive Face Breaker
6) Lead Spitter
7) Target Rich Environment
8) Antagonized
9) Born Again Hard
10) Corruptor
11) Invidious Dominion

“March Of Brutality” Tour
EXODUS, MALEVOLENT CREATION, HOLY GRAIL, BONDED BY BLOOD

09/10/10  The Rock – Tucson, AZ

09/11/10  The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA

09/12/10  The Avalon – Santa Clara, CA

09/13/10  New Oasis – Sparks, NV

09/14/10  Club Khaos – Amarillo, TX ç NO EXODUS

09/15/10  The Marquee – Tulsa, OK ç NO EXODUS

09/17/10  Big Daddy’s – Tallahassee, FL ç NO EXODUS

For more info visit: www.myspace.com/malevolentcreationhttp://www.youtube.com/user/malevolentcreation

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Noctis IV: Metal Fest Announce Line Up & Conference Speakers – Sept 24 & 25 Plus Conference Speakers

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG
Noctis IV: Metal Fest

Noctis IV: Metal Fest

(Calgary, AB. Canada) Scarab Metal Productions is putting the final touches on the Noctis IV Metal Fest and Conference. The festival is taking place over two days at the University of Calgary’s MacEwan Hall Ballroom. Headlining the event, are German thrash gods, SODOM in a rare North American appearance. Sub headliners include grinders ROTTEN SOUND from Finland, and legendary death metallers INCANTATION (USA). Making a first Canadian appearance will be the pagan/war metal act METSATOLL from Estonia, and giving folk metal fans something to rejoice will be Swedish folk metal band, from the Czech Republic; and brutal death/war metal act MANEGARM. Lending the festival an evil twist will be the up and coming black rock occultists THE DEVIL’SBLOOD from the Netherlands; reclusive black metallers ROOTMARTIAL BARRAGE from Manitoba. Completing the international line-up are MIDNIGHT, speed metal hellions from the USA. Other Canadian acts on the bill include tech/prog metal act DIVINITY, from Calgary, whose recent release The Singularity has met with outstanding international reviews, and STRIKER, a speed metal act from Edmonton, recently recruited for the 2011 Headbangers Open Air Festival in Germany. Also appearing from Calgary are death/thrashers MARK OF CAIN, prog/power act VIATHYN, and new death/doomers, OMINOSITY, all with recent CD releases.

In addition to the festival, guest speakers and panellists for the second instalment of the NOCTIS METAL MUSIC CONFERENCE, being held Friday Sept. 24, 2010 at the Ramada Hotel, downtown Calgary have been announced. A partial list of speakers includes guest appearances from TOM ‘ANGELRIPPER’ SUCH (Ger) of SODOM; filmmaker and producer SAM DUNN, (Can) of Metal: A Headbangers Journey, Iron Maiden: Flight 666, and Rush, Beyond the Lighted Stage; IAN CHRISTE (USA) author of Sound of the Beast; ANDY SNEAP, (UK) well known metal producer, sound engineer, and member of Sabbat; MATT JACOBSON, (USA) CEO Relapse Records; ERIC GRIEF, entertainment lawyer and former manager of Death; RYAN TAYLOR and EVAN HARTING, promoters of the MARYLAND DEATHFEST; CHRIS BRUNI, (Can) CEO, Profound Lore Records; MARTIN ATKINS, (USA) author of Toursmart; DAN ROZENBLUM (USA) lead agent of The Pantheon Agency; ROB SHALLCROSS (Can) Producer, Reversed Records; CRAIG BOYCHUCK (Can) Producer, CBAudio; MIRA BORN (Netherlands), freelance music photographer for metalshots.com, Metal Hammer and Terrorizer; TOPON DAS (Can) from Fuck the Facts, SEAN PALMERSTON, Editor, Hellbound.ca; JOSH HOGAN (Can) of Diminished Fifth Records; JON ASHER (Can) from Asher Media Relations; and more.
Topics for the conference will include items of interest to metal bands and fans and will feature live interviews with artist and producers, and discussions on various topics such as what it takes to get signed to a label; how to get endorsements and distribution deals; the latest in DIY recording; how to promote your band; touring, working with promoters, improving your live metal photography; etc. For more information on all the speakers, the metal music conference, bands, venue and tickets please visit: www.noctisvalkyries.com

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DEATH ANGEL: Listening Party Photos Online Now

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG
Death Angel - Relentless Retribution

Death Angel - Relentless Retribution

San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, have uploaded photos from their public listening party to the following location http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=3522903&albumId=3465357. The event took place this past September 2nd at Bender’s Bar and Grill in San Francisco, CA.

DEATH ANGEL will embark on their first North American headlining tour in support of their new album Relentless Retribution in early 2011! Joining them are some of the best names in the new wave of thrash metal today including LAZARUS A.D., EARLY MAN, BONDED BY BLOOD, and HEXEN. Reduced service charge tickets are now available through www.Enterthevault.com. On sale at all other major ticketing services after September 25, 2010. Meet and greet packages will go on sale September 25th as well. Packages will include a concert ticket, meet and greet, photo, autograph, merchandise and more! Details on where to obtain these will be announced shortly.

“North American Retribution 2011”

DEATH ANGEL, LAZARUS A.D., EARLY MAN, BONDED BY BLOOD, HEXEN
01/30/11  Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

01/31/11  The Cabsbah – Charlotte, NC

02/01/11  Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

02/02/11  Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY

02/03/11  Rocko’s – Manchester, NH

02/04/11  Club Hell – Providence, RI

02/05/11  Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

02/06/11  Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA

02/07/11  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

02/08/11  Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

02/09/11  Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

02/10/11  Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY

02/11/11  Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

02/12/11  Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK

02/13/11  Numbers – Houston, TX (+ D.R.I.)

02/14/11  Emo’s – Austin, TX (+ D.R.I.)

02/15/11  White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX (+ D.R.I.)

02/16/11  Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX

02/18/11  Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ

02/19/11  Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

02/20/11  Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

02/21/11  Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV

02/22/11  The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

02/23/11  Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

02/24/11  The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA

02/25/11  Lost on Main – Chico, CA

02/26/11  Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

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CHRISTIAN MISTRESS: Full Album Streaming Now; North American Tour Approaches

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG
Christian Mistress - Agony and Opium

Christian Mistress - Agony and Opium

Agony & Opium — the debut release from Olympia, Washington-based metal act CHRISTIAN MISTRESS — is streaming now in its entirety on Decibel Magazine’s website! Tune in now to check out these six tracks of thunderous, purely infectious, classic heavy metal: http://decibelmagazine.com/Content.aspx?ncid=387320.

Still a fairly brand new act, CHRISTIAN MISTRESS have created a massive stir in recent weeks, building up to and following the recent arrival of Agony & Opium, which was released on August 24th via Olympia’s 20 Buck Spin label. Jacking tons of fresh and unique energy into a classic style, the band are quickly becoming known internationally via incredible media and fan response to the album.   CHRISTIAN MISTRESS are also preparing for their massive two-month North American venture alongside Thrones kicking off later this month, which will surely help catapult this band to even higher levels of appreciation from their new and soon-to-be new fans. Get ready!   Promos of Agony & Opium as well as interviews with several members of CHRISTIAN MISTRESS are available now via phone and email.  

CHRISTIAN MISTRESS and THRONES Tour 2010:
9/27/2010 Tube – Portland, OR w/ DJ Nate C
9/28/2010 Redroom – Boise, ID
9/29/2010 Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Dwellers, Bees
9/30/2010 3 Kings Tavern – Denver, CO
10/1/2010 Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
10/2/2010 Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN
10/3/2010 The Borg Ward – Milwaukee, WI
10/4/2010 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
10/6/2010 Southgate House – Newport, KY
10/7/2010 Mac’s Bar – Lansing, MI
10/8/2010 The Shop – Toronto, ON
10/9/2010 Playhouse – Montreal, QC
10/10/2010 Geno’s – Portland, ME
10/11/2010 O’Brien’s – Boston, MA w/ Kintaan
10/12/2010 Machines With Magnets – Providence, RI w/ The Body, Kintaan
10/13/2010 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
10/14/2010 Kung Fu Necktie  – Philadelphia, PA w/ Serpent Throne
10/15/2010 Golden West – Baltimore, MD
10/16/2010 The Triple – Richmond, VA
10/17/2010 The Milestone – Charlotte, NC
10/18/2010 Caledonia Lounge – Athens, GA
10/19/2010 529 – Atlanta, GA
10/20/2010 Hi-Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN
10/21/2010 Nightmare – Dallas, TX w/ Deadsea
10/22/2010 Red 7 – Austin, TX
10/23/2010 *TBA – San Antonio, TX
10/24/2010 *TBA – El Paso, TX
10/25/2010 Solar Culture – Tucson, AZ
10/26/2010 Spaceland – Los Angeles, CA
10/27/2010 Blue Lagoon – Santa Cruz, CA
10/28/2010 *TBA – Oakland, CA
10/29/2010 The Hemlock – San Francisco, CA
10/30/2010 Alibi – Arcata, CA
10/31/2010 Oak St Speakeasy – Eugene, OR

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http://www.myspace.com/20buckspin

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ANNIHILATOR: LIVE CHATS WITH JEFF WATERS AND DAVE PADDEN ANNOUNCED

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG
ANNIHILATOR European Tour

ANNIHILATOR European Tour

Canadian melodic thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR have announced a series of live chats, with the first scheduled for today, Friday, September 10th.

ANNIHILATOR guitarist and mainman JEFF WATERS, along with ANNIHILATOR vocalist and guitarist DAVE PADDEN, will be appearing on the ANNIHILATOR forums to chat with the fans and answer questions.

The times for the chats are as follows:

DAVE PADDEN:
Today – Friday, September 10th – 2pm Eastern Standard Time
Monday, September 13th – 2pm Eastern Standard Time
Wednesday, September 15th – 2pm Eastern Standard Time

JEFF WATERS:
Today – Friday, September 10th – 2:30pm Eastern Standard Time
Monday, September 13th – 2:30pm Eastern Standard Time
Wednesday, September 15th – 2:30pm Eastern Standard Time

To take part in the live chats, simply head to the ANNIHILATOR forums at http://j.mp/aPSDFM

ANNIHILATOR have announced a headlining European tour starting in October.  Catch the band live at the following shows:

Oct. 05 – Paris, FRA – Divian Du Monde
Oct. 06 – Antwerp, BEL – Trix
Oct. 07 – Ludwigsburg, GER – Rockfabrik
Oct. 08 – Luxembourg, LUX – Den Atelier
Oct. 10 – Uden, NETH – Pul
Oct. 11 – Frankfurt, GER – Batchkapp
Oct. 12 – Cologne, GER – Stollwerk
Oct. 14 – Berlin, GER – C-Club
Oct. 15 – Hamburg, GER – Knust
Oct. 16 – Copenhagen, DEN – The Rock
Oct. 18 – Oslo, NOR – John Dee
Oct. 19 – Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
Oct. 20 – Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
Oct. 22 – Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
Oct. 23 – Tallinn, EST – Tapper Club
Oct. 24 – Vilnius, LIT – New York
Oct. 26 – Warsaw, POL – Progresja
Oct. 27 – Krakow, POL – Loch Ness
Oct. 28 – Prague, CZR – Retro Music Hall
Oct. 30 – Wörgl, AUT – Komma
Nov. 01 – Pratteln, SWI – Z7
Nov. 02 – Nuremberg, GER – Hirsch
Nov. 03 – Milan, ITA – Live Club
Nov. 05 – Barcelona, SPA – Mephisto
Nov. 06 – Madrid, SPA – Sala Live
Nov. 07 – Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzoki
Nov. 10 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Nov. 11 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Nov. 13 – Newcastle, UK – Legends
Nov. 14 – Glasgow, UK – Garage
Nov. 15 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Nov. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Nov. 18 – Bristol, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 20 – London, UK – Islington Academy

Get tickets to see ANNIHILATOR on their European tour from TicketMaster at http://j.mp/agadFc

ANNIHILATOR’s CARNIVAL DIABLOS and CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW albums have been reissued and are available in Europe now with bonus material, along with the band’s new self-titled album.  Get these now and pre-order WAKING THE FURY at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_749

For more ANNIHILATOR news and info, head to http://www.annihilatormetal.com

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IMPIETY recording new album, reveal album title

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG

Today, legendary black/death band IMPIETY reveal the title for their seventh full-length album: Worshippers of the Seventh Tyranny. Following from last year’s critically acclaimed Terroreign, the highly anticipated Worshippers of the Seventh Tyranny is currently being recorded in utter depravation and Satanic violence at Music City Studios in Treviso, Italy. The album will have seven blasphemies with a running time close to 40 minutes.

The Barbarian Black Horde IMPIETY now comprises founder Shyaithan (bass, vomit) in command with guitarists Guh Lu and Eskathon and prevailing drummer Andrea Janko. The band rehearsed in early August in the city of Trieste, Italy and commenced recording at Music City, Treviso on August 24th. The recording, mix and mastering will be completed in another 7-8 days, and the band is looking forward to getting this heavy-as-fuck masterpiece unleashed by Agonia Records early next year. More news in the coming weeks ahead. For more info, consult www.mightyimpiety.com and www.myspace.com/impietyofficial.
Salve Sathanas Exelsi – Mighty IMPIETY in Satanic Victory! WWW.AGONIARECORDS.COM

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MUNICIPAL WASTE FRONTMAN OFFERS BAND UPDATE

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG

Richmond, VA’s own MUNICIPAL WASTE will never tire of being out on the road. Between big festivals like Best Friends Day & Fun Fun Fun Fest, smaller club shows and the European tour they will embark upon in December,  the band find themselves as busy as they’ve ever been. Frontman, Tony Foresta has chimed in, letting fans know about all of the band’s latest exploits:

“Greetings from Richmond! A lot of people have been asking what’s been going on with the Waste lately and here is a quick update.

Our summer at home is starting to come to an end and for a great summer ender our Best Friends Day gig was outstanding and probably was my favorite shows of the year. It was so much fun playing such a rowdy and energetic show in our hometown with so many amazing people and bands. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported it.

We are really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things after having the majority of the summer off (which we haven’t had in years). You can see our video for “Acid Sentence” on youtube, myspace and the familiar places.  It was produced by the great people at Fangoria.  We have some really cool gigs coming up in the near future starting with us Headlining the Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest in Oakland California on OCT 9th with our good friends Ghoul, Direct Control and Vitamin X and tons more. We haven’t been out west in a long time and we are not sure when we will make it back so DONT MISS IT! Then back on the East Coast on Halloween weekend we are heading down to The Fest in Gainesville Florida. Halloween gigs are really special for us because we always dress up for the occasion and our costumes are usually pretty offensive/ridiculous and this year should be no exception. You have been warned.

After The Fest the Waste will hook up for a weeks worth of shows with none other than High on Fire and Kylesa (Suicidal Tendencies will be on a few of these gigs as well!). Those shows will be leading to the mighty Fun Fun Fun fest in Austin Texas which features one of the most over the top lineups I’ve seen in a while (Mastadon, Gwar, Suicidal, Devo, Floor, Weird Al and a ton more!).  Then in December, we are headed back to Europe for a bunch of shows and see are amazing European fans!!!!

We are really looking forward to all these amazing gigs and have more good stuff in the works so just keep checking our myspace for updates. I swear one day we will actually have a website! (burp) Once again thanks for all the support over the years and see you in the mosh!”

Catch MUNICIPAL WASTE on the following dates:

Sept 29 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
Sept 30 – Club Soda – Montreal, Canada
Oct 1 – Noerthern Lights – Clifton Park, NY
Oct 8 – Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
Oct 29 – The Fest – The Venue – Gainesville, FL
Nov 5 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Waterloo Park – Austin, TX
Nov 9 – The End – Nashville, TN
Nov 10 – V CLub – Huntington, WV

Taken from the band’s most recent album, MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE, the new music video for “Acid Sentence” centers around a serial killer who bathes his victims in acid. Shot in the style of a classic black and white horror film, video offers all of the aggression and fierce gore that fans have come to love about MUNICIPAL WASTE and FANGORIA.

“Acid Sentence”
was directed by David McKendry. To give the fans an extra dose of terrifying bloody gore, David also recruited the effects talents at Dapper Cadaver, whose fine gore craftsmanship has graced TV shows like BONES and DEXTER. All of their hard effort has paid off in a video that stands alone as a pure piece of memorable horror.

Watch the video for MUNICIPAL WASTE‘s “Acid Sentence” TODAY at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP6j4pJX68o

MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE is available now worldwide. Get your copy in the USA at
http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_671_75

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HELLOWEEN – “7 Sinners” Album Details!

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG
HELLOWEEN - 7 Sinners

HELLOWEEN - 7 Sinners

German heavy metal legends HELLOWEEN are set to release their 13th studio album, 7 Sinners, on November 9th in North America via The End Records.

If there is a golden thread throughout the more than 25 years of Helloween’s history, 13 studio albums, countless headliner tours around the globe and more than 5 million records sold, then it is their special kind of attitude: don’t take yourself too seriously and simply live statements like: “just have fun with the shit you’re doing.” Maybe it is exactly this easiness that allows Helloween to be one of the most constant bands of the genre while simultaneously being the one band who dares to experiment more than their musical peers. While some copycats would rather stick with the same old patterns, Andi Deris, Michael Weikath, Sascha Gerstner, Markus Großkopf and Dani Löble aren’t afraid of taking risks – and are rightfully rewarded with success.

7 Sinners is definitively one of the fastest and hardest albums in the Helloween’s history and it bursts with vitality. That might partly be due to the versatility of the various songwriters within the band, who over time have become so homogenous, that the 13 songs formed a unity on their own in the studio , but it may also be due to the fact that the album was recorded completely without a click track, which, considering the extreme speed of the songs is an impressive feat. Especially drummer Löble, who proves that his technique is at a world-class-level. Following his excellent inner clock, bass and drums drive tracks like ‘Are You Metal?’, ‘Long Live The King’ and ‘Who Is Mr. Madman?’ to dizzying tempos. 7 Sinners with its typically strong melodies and the tangible joy of playing, is a true metal album whose range reaches astonishing dimensions.

It has become a cliche for metal band’s to tout their newest opus as their “fastest” or “heaviest” album ever made, but in Helloween’s case, 7 Sinners is truly a return to form and is indeed their fastest and heaviest release in years. Helloween bass player Markus Grosskopf stated about the band’s new material: “For all those out there who found our special best-of [CD] Unarmed to be too smooth and calm, I have great news: The new album will hit you right in the face! It’s gonna be very heavy and contain all [the classic] Helloween trademarks! Some songs are very powerful and hymnic, others contain the fastest bass-drum patterns our drummer Dani [Löble] ever played, and this means a lot!”
7 Sinners track-listing:

‘Where The Sinners Go’

‘Are You Metal?’

‘Who is Mr. Madman?”

‘Raise The Noise’

‘World Of Fantasy’

‘Long Live The King’

‘The Smile Of The Sun’

‘You Stupid Mankind’

‘If A Mountain Could Talk’

‘The Sage, The Fool, The Sinner’

‘My Sacrifice’

‘Not Yet Today’

‘Far In The Future’

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Disbelief – ‘Infected’ & ’66Sick’ to be re-released in October

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG

Disbelief is known for being one of the most significant members of the German metal scene. Their bold combination of death metal, thrash, hardcore and psychedelic sounds brought them a faithful fan base and proved that there’s still room for innovators in heavy music. And now Metal Mind Productions presents the exclusive reissues of two of the most prominent works by Disbelief – “Infected” and “66Sick” – which deliver a powerful dose of pure metal annihilation.

The band was formed in 1990 by Karsten “Jagger” Jäger (vocals), Oliver Lenz (guitar) and Markus Gnap (drums). After adding guitarist/bassist Denis Musiol to the fold, the group released their first demo in 1992. The following years brought two more demos and a promo tape, which eventually caught the attention of Grind Syndicate Media. With a new line-up, consisting of Jagger, Lenz and three new members – Tommy Fritsch (guitar), Jochen Trunk (bass) and Kai Bergerin (drums), Disbelief released their debut self-titled album in May 1997. Thanks to brilliant guitar work, intense drumming and Jagger’s harsh and powerful vocals, the LP instantly became a great success and the band grew strong on the international scene, gaining numerous positive reviews from all over the globe. “Infected” (1998), their sophomore offering, brought an even more intense material, with a crisp production courtesy of Andy Classen (ex-guitarist of Holy Moses and producer of albums by such acclaimed artists as Tankard, Graveworm, Krisiun and Belphegor). After their second LP was out, Disbelief went on tour, playing alongside Six Feet Under and Bolt Thrower. Once the touring was done, they moved to and after replacing Fritsch with Jan-Dirk Löffler, began working on a follow-up. “Worst Enemy” was released in April 2001 by Massacre Records, again proving the band’s impressive talent. In the following years Disbelief recorded two more albums – “Shine” (2002) and “Spreading the Rage” (2003) – before signing to Nuclear Blast. The first effect of this collaboration was “66Sick”, released in 2005. The album, produced by the acclaimed Tue Madsens (The Haunted, Born From Pain, Moonspell, Dark Tranquility), was a natural continuation of Disbelief’s dense and claustrophobic style. The bonus tracks for this album are all brilliant cover versions of highly acclaimed acts – Slayer (“Spill the Blood”), Scorpions (“Coast to Coast”), Accept (“Dogs on Leads”) and Iron Maiden (“Stranger in a Strange Land”). After “66Sick” Disbelief moved back to Massacre Records, where they released three more albums – “Navigator” (2007), “Protected Hell” (2009) and “Heal” (2010), celebrating the group’s 20th anniversary.

“Infected” and “66Sick” showcase a different time for the band but the same intensity and power. These exclusive re-releases bring back true classics of heavy music, brutal and uncompromising in every way. Both albums will be available in new digipak editions, each limited to 2000 copies. The material was remastered using tube technology, digitally edited on a golden disc. Re-issue of “66Sick” includes 6 bonus tracks. Metal Mind Productions set up the release date for 11th October in Europe and 7th December in USA (via MVD).

Disbelief: “Infected” (remastered)

Disbelief - Infected

Disbelief - Infected

Label: Metal Mind Records

Cat. No.: MASS CD 1401 DG

Barcode: 5907785036383

Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numbered copies)

Genre: Death metal

Release date: 11.10.2010 Europe / 07.12.2010 USA

Tracklist:

1. Infected

2. Mindstrip

3. First

4. Fetish’ 97

5. Again

6. Down

7. Pounding

8. Without a Kiss

9. Now

Disbelief: “66 Sick” (remastered + bonus tracks)

Disbelief - 66-Sick

Disbelief - 66-Sick

Label: Metal Mind Records

Cat. No.: MASS CD 1400 DG

Barcode: 5907785036376

Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numbered copies)

Genre: Death metal

Release date: 11.10.2010 Europe / 07.12.2010 USA

Tracklist:

1. 66

2. Sick

3. Floating On High

4. For God

5. Continue From This Point

6. Crawl

7. Rewind It All (Death Or Glory)

8. Lost In Time

9. Try

10. Edges

11. Mental Signpost

12. To Atone For All

Bonus tracks:

13. Coast to Coast

14. Dogs on Leads

15. Spill The Blood

16. Stranger In A Strange Land

17. Genocide Amen

18. Choice

www.metalmind.com.pl

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Metalodic Records signs Instanzia

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG
Instanzia - Ghosts (Release date: 22/11/2010)

Instanzia - Ghosts (Release date: 22/11/2010)

Metalodic is really proud to announce the signing of Instanzia. Power Metal band from CANADA.

Instanzia is a new band from Canada, some fresh metal blood from Montreal, Québec. Formed between 2004 and 2008, they are in the vein of the best European progressive-power metal bands like Secret Sphere, Vision Divine and Pagan’s Mind but with a personal touch and original voice. Along with original lyrics that lie deep in the thoughts of its singer-guitarist, they are ready to conquer the world of music with passion. Recorded between 2008 and 2010, their debut album ”Ghosts” was produced by Alexis Woodbury and Francis Gagné, mastered by Peter In de Betou (Dragonland, Steel Attack, Firewind, Meshuggah and a lot more) and has an artwork painted by none other than Jean-Pascal Fournier (Edguy, Avantasia, Dragonforce and more). It contains mostly fast stuff with melodic riffs and themes, orchestrations and big catchy choruses that sure will please fans of bands like Edguy, Power Quest, Secret Sphere and more! They’ve had the participation of Hibria’s guitarist Diego Kasper who contributed a solo on the last piece of the album, three guest singers singing choirs on every chorus and Mathieu Fiset who helped with keyboard arrangements and also contributed two solos. In the end, ”Ghosts” is a very ambitious debut album!

Sample at www.myspace.com/instanzia

Instanzia – Ghosts (Release date: 22/11/2010)

  1. Omen
  2. Ghosts of the Past
  3. Power of the Mind
  4. Charmin Deceiver
  5. Heavenly Hell
  6. A Genius Who Believes
  7. The Key
  8. The Desert Fox
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