Cutting Edge Show @ Underworld, Tesseract, Subversion, Death Remains, Sanity Burns, Training Icarus

January 26th, 2011
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Unified Sounds Cutting Edge Show @ Underworld, Camden

Tesseract, Subversion, Death Remains, Sanity Burns, Training Icarus

14th December 2010

Reviewer: Danny Draper

Photos: Altercarnated Photography

 

Tonight saw Unified Sounds Cutting Edge Show @ Underworld, Camden. Seeing the band line up tonight, it was clear to see why this event already had a massive queue forming outside well before the doors were due to be opened. Despite the half hour wait after they were due to open, the crowd soon filled up the venue & it was packed to the rim!

 

 

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BISON b.c. Announce Special One-Off Show With Eyehategod; Dark Ages Full-length Makes Revolver’s Top 20 of 2010 List

January 25th, 2011
by EvilG

Canadian stoner metallers BISON b.c. will play a special one-off show in Seattle, Washington at El Corazon this February with NOLA sludge heathens Eyehategod. The performance will coincide with the club’s six-year anniversary.

Who: BISON b.c. w/ Eyehategod + special guests
When: Saturday February 5th (All Ages/Bar wID)
Where: El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave. East Seattle, WA 98109
$18 ADV/$20 DOS
Doors: 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm

Tickets are available at CascadeTickets.com – no per order fees for online purchases! Charge by phone at 1-800-514-3849. Tickets are subject to a service charge.

Comments guitarist/vocalist James Farwell: “It is a fucking honor to be sharing the stage with Eyehategod. Seattle should be in for a great time witnessing the carnage. I’m especially happy because I couldn’t afford to go otherwise.”

In related news, the bionic power of the band’s Dark Ages full-length, issued last year via Metal Blade Records, continues to annihilate unsuspecting listeners with its level of riff urgency. Dark Ages made its way on to a host of Year End lists including Revolver Magazine’s Top 20 of 2010 where the band was commended for releasing, “the best meat-and-potatoes stoner-metal record this year.” Check out the full review HERE.

http://www.myspace.com/bisoneastvan

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HEAVENWOOD – ‘Goddess Presiding Over Solitude’ / Another New Song Streaming Online / New session drummer announced

January 25th, 2011
by EvilG

After “ Morning Glory Clouds (In Manus Tuas Domine) “, ” Goddess Presiding Over Solitude “, is the new song from Portuguese Metallers  HEAVENWOOD, which is available for streaming on the band’s Myspace Page Player. The track comes off the group’s fourth album, ” Abyss Masterpiece “, which will be released worldwide via Listenable Records on March the 14th, 2011.

Concerning ‘ Goddess Presiding Over Solitude ‘, HEAVENWOOD’s lead guitarist and melodic singer Ricardo Dias said, ” ‘ Goddess Presiding Over Solitude ‘ contains more heavier and pompous sounding stuff than ever done before by HEAVENWOOD. This song grabs the listener by the throat with some of the most intense riffs of the album and is built in emotional intensity as the lyric concept is inspired on a poem adapted to English from our very first Portuguese female poet D. Leonor also known as Marquesa de Alorna. “

Meanwhile, HEAVENWOOD have announced the addition of drummer Marcelo Aires ( OBLIQUE RAIN ) to the group’s ranks as new session drummer which is considered by the band ‘ as a very technical and competent young musician ‘.

“ Abyss Masterpiece “ is now available for pre-order (for the special price of € 10,00) at Listenable Records website at this location.

More info at www.myspace.com/heavenwood or www.listenable.net.
Watch Kristian “Kohle” Kohlmannslehner talking about mixing the new Heavenwood album “Abyss Masterpiece” at Kohlekeller Studios here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJrdvT77x-s&feature=related

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SWEDEN’S SLEAZE KINGS CRASHDÏET TO PLAY AT SWEDEN ROCK 2011!

January 25th, 2011
by EvilG
Crashdïet

Crashdïet

Crashdïet’s debut “Rest in Sleaze” (2005) put the New Wave of Sleaze on the Swedish media-map. Some time later tragedy struck when vocalist Dave Lepard committed suicide. And his replacement Olliver Twisted turned out to be wrong for the band and exited following the second album “The Unattractive Revolution” (2007). However, Crashdïet refused to give up. They found sensational front man Simon Cruz and released last year’s “Generation Wild” – a knock-out comeback and a big success on the band’s home turf. Crashdïet will now return to SRF with renewed vigor, as one of Sweden’s hottest bands once more.

Read more under Bands 2011

It’s now less than 1500 4-day tickets left!


Confirmed bands so far out of a total of around 70:

Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest –
last show ever in Sweden
Whitesnake –
with very special guests
Rob Zombie
The Cult
Saxon
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Helloween
Kansas
Styx
Mr Big
Hawkwind
Molly Hatchet
Rhapsody of Fire
Stryper
Clutch
Mustasch
Destruction
Overkill
The Haunted
Buckcherry
The Damned
Jason & the Scorchers
FM
Electric Wizard
Doc Holliday
Crashdïet
Moonspell
Agent Steel
Ghost
Dan Reed Band
Walter Trout
Raubtier
Groundhogs
Mason Ruffner
Fläsket Brinner
Rage (Acoustic)

The tickets to Sweden Rock Festival 2011 are now released and you buy them directly online at our homepage.

More information at:
www.swedenrock.com

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DESTRUCTION TOUR DATES: 10 ADDITIONAL SHOWS ANNOUNCED

January 25th, 2011
by EvilG
Destruction

Destruction

Germany’s thrash metal icons DESTRUCTION have announced ten additional shows on their upcoming “North American Reckoning 2011” tour set to launch at Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theater on April 26th.

The south German trio will be returning to North America in support of their new studio album, Day Of Reckoning, due out in the U.S. and Canada on March 8th, 2011 and on February 18th in Europe.  Special guests on the tour are Australia’s Deströyer 666 and now opening will be Texas thrashers Warbeast, who are signed to Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Records label.

Confirmed dates for the “North American Reckoning 2011” tour are as follows:

04/26/11  RICKSHAW THEATRE – VANCOUVER, B.C. – CANADA  **NEW**

04/27/11  STUDIO SEVEN – SEATTLE, WA

04/29/11  OAKLAND METRO OPERAHOUSE – OAKLAND, CA **NEW**
04/30/11  THE BOARDWALK – ORANGEVALE, CA   **NEW**
05/01/11  BRICK BY BRICK – SAN DIEGO, CA  **NEW**
05/03/11  ORIENTAL THEATER – DENVER, CO
05/05/11  REGGIE’S ROCK CLUB – CHICAGO, IL
05/06/11  PEABODY’S – CLEVELAND, OH  **NEW**
05/07/11  HARPO’S – DETROIT, MI
05/08/11  MAVERICK’S BAR – OTTAWA, ON – CANADA  **NEW**
05/09/11  FOUFOUNES ELECTRIQUES – MONTREAL, ON – CANADA
05/10/11  BOURBON ST. BALLROOM – BALTIMORE, MD   (NO Deströyer 666)
05/11/11  B.B. KINGS – NEW YORK, NY
05/13/11  JAXX – SPRINGFIELD, VA

05/14/11  RESPUESTA – SANTURCE, PUERTO RICO  **NEW**DESTRUCTION ONLY
05/16/11  THE RAIL – FORT WORTH, TX  **NEW**

05/17/11  MUG SHOTS – AUSTIN, TX
05/18/11  NUMBERS – HOUSTON, TX  **NEW**
05/20/11  GALAXY THEATRE – SANTA ANA, CA

05/21/11  ANGEL’S – YUCAIPA, CA  **NEW**
05/22/11  KEY CLUB – WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA

“The Price,” a new song from Day Of Reckoning, has been posted on the band’s MySpace page.  States Schmier: “This song expresses the spirit of Day Of Reckoning at its best: faster, more raw, and tighter.  One of my favorite tracks on the album because you can feel the fire and the joy of playing!  The band feels the old-school aggression again and this song is like a rocket: UN-FUCKIN-STOPPABLE!”

View the first video trailer for the new release here. Video trailer #2 discusses the album artwork.  Video trailer #3 introduces DESTRUCTION’s new drummer, Vaaver.

Day Of Reckoning is the follow-up album to 2008’s D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.

Visit DESTRUCTION online at www.DESTRUCTION.de, www.myspace.com/OFFICIALDESTRUCTION, and twitter.com/DESTRUCTION.

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VALDUR: California Blackened Death Legion To Play Two Special Shows

January 25th, 2011
by EvilG

Mammoth Lakes, California blackened death horde VALDUR, who released their  Raven God Amongst Us full-length upon unsuspecting masses this past summer and are already working on new tunes, will bring their infernal rumblings to the live arena for two very special shows. The first will happen this coming Friday at The Blvd. in Boyle Heights, California. The second will be an appearance on the Oakland Black/Death Fest at the Metro Operhouse on Saturday March 12th. The band will be joined by headliners Dispirit, Necrite and Mutilation Rites among others. Check out both tour posters HERE.

Commented drummer Sxuperion on the live shows and upcoming new tunes: “We always look forward to the live event, as we very much appreciate and respect the energy and effort that is required to provide VALDUR’s music immediately! Otherwise, VALDUR has basically kept our determination focused upon the writing of many new songs that will see themselves appear on a new full-length release. We are buried in ten to 20 feet of snow in town which is very conducive to writing and creating. The new songs are faster and more intense than anything that VALDUR has released thus far. This new full-length will be finished and out when we say so.”

VALDUR Live
1/28/2011 The Blvd. – Boyle Heights, CA
3/12/2011 The Oakland Black/Death Fest @ The Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA

http://www.myspace.com/valdurkult

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MANOWAR Sold Out In Sweden in 24 Hours! 2nd Show In Gothenburg added!

January 25th, 2011
by EvilG
MANOWAR

MANOWAR

The Swedish fans have triumphed! After only 24 hours on sale, ALL tickets for MANOWAR’s show on March 29 at Trädgårn in Gothenburg were SOLD!

To give more Viking fans the opportunity to see the band on Scandinavian ground again, MANOWAR have added a second show in Gothenburg on March 30 2011!

Tickets for the show on March 30 will go on sale TOMORROW (Wednesday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. CET (www.ticnet.se).

Those who have already purchased a ticket for March 29 should also join the fight for true metal on March 30! Although the band will play Battle Hymns from beginning to end on both nights, the set lists WILL be different! And YOU can help shape the set list: Vote for your favorite song on http://www.manowar.com/vote.php so that the untamed power of MANOWAR and their fans will shake the ground of Trädgårn, Gotenburg!

To all true brothers and sisters from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Continental Europe and everywhere else: Come and see MANOWAR at Trädgårn, Gothenburg on March 30, 2011!

There will be NO SHOWS IN OTHER SCANDINAVIAN CITIES on this leg of the tour. The band is scheduled to re-enter the studio in April. So those wishing to see the “Battle Hymns Tour” in Scandinavia are advised to purchase their tickets fast for March 30 2011 while still available.

Hail to all the true metal Vikings! The Time To Strike is NOW! Hail & Kill!

Upcoming MANOWAR tour dates worldwide:

Saturday March 05, 2011 @ The Palladium in Worcester, MA – USA

Friday March 11, 2011 @ The Agora in Cleveland, OH – USA

Saturday March 12, 2011 @ The Agora in Cleveland, OH – USA (SOLD OUT)

Friday March 18, 2011 @ Principal Club Theater in Thessaloniki – Greece

Friday March 25, 2011 @ St. Jakobshalle in Basel – Switzerland

Sunday March 27, 2011 @ O2 Academy in Birmingham – UK (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday March 29, 2011 @ Trädgårn in Gothenburg – Sweden (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday March 30, 2011 @ Trädgårn in Gothenburg – Sweden

Saturday April 02, 2011 @ Campo Pequeno in Lisbon – Portugal

Friday April 08, 2011 @ Rodahal in Kerkrade – The Netherland

Check out www.facebook.com/MANOWAR for constant updates!

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HAMMERFALL: SECOND LIVE IN-STUDIO CHAT THIS WEDNESDAY

January 25th, 2011
by EvilG
HammerFall

HammerFall

Guitarist Pontus Norgren and bassist Fredrik Larsson of the Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL will be available for a live, in-studio chat with their fans on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 beginning at 10 a.m. PACIFIC / 1 p.m. EASTERN / 7 p.m. CET.  The online event will take place at the Nuclear Blast Streaming Room at this location: www.nuclearblast.de/streamingroom

Last Saturday, guitarist Oscar Dronjak and vocalist Joacim Cans of HAMMERFALL hosted the band’s first live chat from the studio.  They discussed stage regalia, working song titles, the album title, and a host of other topics.  View the recorded chat here.

HAMMERFALL members are now in Nashville, Tennessee recording the follow-up album to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory (which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart) with producer James Michael (Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, SIXX:AM, Meat Loaf).  The as-yet-untitled new release will be available in Europe on May 20th.  A summer release date in North America is expected.

View an assortment of band video blogs here.

No Sacrifice, No Victory achieved gold status in Sweden for sales in excess of 20,000 copies.  The album registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe: #2 in Sweden, #7 in Germany, #20 in Switzerland, #21 in the U.K. (Indie Albums chart), #25 in Austria, #46 in Norway, and #95 in France.

Visit HAMMERFALL online at www.HAMMERFALL.net, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter and at www.HAMMERFALL.tv.

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REVERENCE – Working Song Titles Announced

January 25th, 2011
by EvilG

REVERENCE, the new power metal band featuring vocalist Todd Michael Hall (JACK STARR’S BURNING STARRHARLET), guitarist Bryan Holland (TOKYO BLADEARREST), drummerSteve “Dr. Killdrums” Wacholz (SAVATAGECRIMSON GLORY) and bassist Frank Saparti (TOKYO BLADEOVERLOADEDMINDCANDY).

Working songtitles set to appear on the release include: “Too Late“, “Vengeance Is Mine“,  “Gatekeeper“, “Revolution Rising“, “Monster“, “Lost Generation” and “Phantom Road“.

Commented guitarist Bryan Holland: “Leaving my last project has been a blessing in disguise. ToddSteveFrank and I have all been on the same page with this project since day one. The songs just started flowing within just days of meeting vocalist Todd Hall and haven’t stopped since. It’ll be fantastic to finally playing with Doc (Steve “Doc. Killdrums” Wacholz), we’ve been friends for 15 years and is my favorite drummer on the planet!”. And I absolutely love sharing the stages with Frank, he’s a madman!!”.

Recording will begin in April at Sight 16 Studios (TOKYO BLADETWOTHIRTYSEVENPARIS BLUECOLDSNAP) in Albuquerque, New Mexico with producer Sid Garcia. The band will record 14 songs for the CD, which will be mixed and mastered in May for a tentative fall 2011 release through Razar Ice Records. A fall European tour will follow. The band has also signed on with No-Nonsense Management and Booking.

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HATE Announce US Invasion; Premier New Song

January 25th, 2011
by EvilG

To spark the flame for the North American release of HATE’s forthcoming Erebos, AOL’s Noisecreep.com premiered the album’s title track today. To check out this exclusive stream, visit this location.

Set for a February 22nd release, Erebos is already promising to be HATE’s most devastating effort to date, with Blistering.com giving the album “two horns up” and Apoch’s Metal Review calling it “…one of more impressive Black and Death Metal efforts to come out in recent years.”

In support of the North American release of Erebos, HATE has announced a massive attack containing two tours in the US and Canada.On the first tour, starting March 9th, the band will team up with Rotting Christ, Melechesh and others for 30 shows. For the second tour, which kicks off on April 18th, HATE will support Sepultura, Belphegor and, on select shows Nevermore, during a 38-show run covering the US and Canada. The band has also been confirmed to play some extra concerts between the mentioned tours. The HATE North America invasion will contain altogether 76 shows in the period of three months! Bandleader ATF Sinner comments,

“We’ve been looking for such an opportunity for years. It’s going to be the biggest and most presigious tour we’ve taken part in, and we just can’t wait to be there to spew Erebos songs on the crowds! I know such a long tour is a challenge, but I’m sure we’re well prepare for it. It’s gonna be our second tour in North America after last year’s raid with Hypocrisy which was a great experience for us.”

HATE North American Tour Dates

w/ ROTTING CHRIST, MELECHESH, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS and

LECHEROUS NOCTURNE

March 9 @ Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

March 10 @ Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ

March 11 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

March 12 @ Rocko’s – Manchester, NH

March 13 @ The Webster Theater – Hartford, CT

March 14 @ Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY

March 15 @ Petit Campus – Montreal, QC – CANADA

March 16 @ Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA

March 17 @ Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

March 18 @ Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

March 19 @ Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

March 20 @ Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

March 22 @ The Republik – Calgary, AB – CANADA

March 23 @ Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA

March 25 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA

March 26 @ Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

March 27 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

March 28 @ Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

March 29 @ The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

March 30 @ Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA

March 31 @ UB’s Restaurant & Bar – Mesa, AZ

April 1 @ The Nat Ballroom – Amarillo, TX

April 2 @ The Marquee – Tulsa, OK

April 3 @ Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX

April 4 @ Emo’s – Austin, TX

April 5 @ Walter’s – Houston, TX

April 7 @ Brass Mug – Tampa, FL

April 8 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

April 9 @ Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

April 10 @ The Casbah – Charlotte, NC

w/ SEPULTURA, BELPHEGOR, KEEP OF KALESSIN, NEURAXIS and

BONDED BY BLOOD

April 18 @ The Opera House – Toronto, ON

April 19 @ Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC

April 20 @ Club Soda – Montreal, QC

April 22 @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA

April 23 @ Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

April 24 @ The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

April 25 @ The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

April 26 @ Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

April 27 @ The Club At Firestone – Orlando, FL

April 28 @ Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

April 29 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

May 1 @ Clicks – Tyler, TX

May 2 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX

May 3 @ Trees – Dallas, TX

May 5 @ Jake’s – Lubbock, TX

May 6 @ Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

May 7 @ The Clubhouse (feat. D.R.I.) – Tempe, AZ

May 8 @ Club DV8 (feat. D.R.I.) – Tucson, AZ

May 9 @ House Of Blues – San Diego, CA

May 10 @ The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

May 11 @ The Grand Ballroom At Regency Center – San Francisco, CA

May 12 @ Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

May 13 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA

May 14 @ The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

May 16 @ Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO

May 18 @ Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

May 19 @ Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

May 20 @ Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

May 21 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

May 22 @ Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

w/ NEVERMORE, KEEP OF KALESSIN, NEURAXIS, and BONDED BY BLOOD

May 23 @ Expo Five – Louisville, KY

May 24 @ The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

May 26 @ The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB

May 27 @ The Exchange – Regina, SK

May 28 @ Dickens – Calgary, AB

May 29 @ Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB

May 31 @ Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

Considered by many to be one of Poland’s most extreme musical exports, HATE has been brutalizing listeners with their distinct brand of death metal since the genre’s glory days of the 1990’s. Eventually incorporating elements of black, industrial and ambience into their already intricate and relentless style, HATE quickly became known as one of metal’s great innovators. Keeping that tradition alive, the band recently entered Hertz Studio in Bialystok to record their newest masterpiece, Erebos. Completed in only five weeks’ time, Erebos promises to be the strongest HATE album thus far. Ferocious, challenging, complex, varied, innovative, and extremely well-produced, Erebos is HATE in full-swing! Erebos is set to be released in North America on February 22nd, 2011. Until then prepare to HATE and “Taste my Blood From a Thousand Cuts!”

ATF Sinner – Guitars, Synthesizer, Vocals

Hexen – Drums

Destroyer – Guitars

Mortifier – Bass

The American version of Erebos album will contain 4 bonus tracks. Two of them are dark ambient re-mixes of HATE songs made by a French artist named Melek-tha, known for his collaboaration with a German band Secrets Of The Moon. Other bonuses are industrial-ambient compositions by a Polish composer Michał Staczkun, whose ideas also appeared in other songs on the band’s new album.

“Erebos is Hate’s seventh album and now our favorite. Syncopate, super-charged, sinister – modern death metal just doesn’t get much better than this. If you’re looking for some professional-grade groove with your DM venom, this is a fucking good start to your year.” -NoCleanSinging.com

“One of the most consistent death metal acts in a massive scene, steadily managing to improve themselves over the course of seven albums. Like Behemoth, these Polish extreme metallers play a similar style of blackened death metal. Hate continue to crank it up a notch each release and the 10 track “Erebos” continues to show that these guys are not messing around when it comes to producing quality death metal.” – Metal Asylum

“That Hate have matured is not in contention, because they’ve here produced an album that can survive a number of listens without losing the listener’s attention.” – From the Dust Returned

www.hate-metal.com

www.myspace.com/hatepoland

www.listenable.net

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DECREPIT BIRTH: “The Resonance” Now Available for Rock Band!

January 25th, 2011
by EvilG

Santa Cruz CA’s tech-death masters, DECREPIT BIRTH, are now a part of the Rock Band Network! Visit http://www.rockband.com/songs/UGC_5005182 to purchase the song “The Resonance” for game play for Rock Band. A demo of the song can be viewed here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8P5Zapuwek.

As recently reported, DECREPIT BIRTH, have been rejoined by original bassist Derek Boyer (SUFFOCATION)! Derek will continue as a fulltime member of SUFFOCATION as well but will now be apart of not one, but TWO of the most uncompromising and innovative bands within the extreme metal genre!

Guitarist Matt Sotelo commented: “We are very proud to announce that bassist Derek Boyer is returning to the full time DECREPIT BIRTH line up! Derek was a very strong force on our debut album, and his skills have only improved over the past years as the bassist for the mighty SUFFOCATION. Having Derek back in the band is a really exciting situation for us, because he brings so much to the table and is one of our best friends. Come check out Derek on tour with us during February and March with KATAKLYSM, ALL SHALL PERISH, CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE and ABYSMAL DAWN, throughout the US and Canada!

We would also like to thank Joel Horner for his years in the band. Joel decided to leave on positive terms due to personal decisions. We remain close friends with him, and wish him the best of luck!”

Derek Boyer added: “From before playing with them, to doing …And Time Begins with them, to seeing grow to where they are now – I’ve always loved DECREPIT BIRTH! It’s an honor to be playing with these guys again!”

KATAKLYSM, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH, CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE, ABYSMAL DAWN

02/21/11  Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO (NO KATAKLYSM or ASP)

02/22/11  Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA (NO KATAKLYSM)

02/23/11  The Warehouse – Laporte,  IN (NO KATAKLYSM or CFTG)

02/24/11  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

02/25/11  Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

02/26/11  Harpo’s – Detroit, MI

02/27/11  Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

02/28/11  Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA

03/02/11  The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA

03/03/11  Flashbacks Nightclub – Kelowna, BC – CANADA

03/04/11  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA

03/05/11  Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

03/06/11  Branx (Loveland) – Portland, OR

03/07/11  Slim’s – San Francisco, CA (NO ABYSMAL DAWN)

03/08/11  The Whisky – Hollywood, CA

03/09/11  SOMA – San Diego, CA

03/11/11  El Cien – Amarillo, TX

03/12/11  Ridglea Theatre – Ft. Worth, TX

03/13/11  The White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX

03/15/11  The State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL

03/16/11  Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

03/17/11  Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

03/18/11  AlRosa Villa – Columbus, OH

03/19/11  Evening Star Music Hall – Niagara Falls, NY

03/20/11  Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA

DECREPIT BIRTH, sold around 1,300 copies in the United States of their new album Polarity in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 18 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, making it the bands highest first week sales yet. Polarity was released on July 27, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The music video for the track “The Resonance” at the following location http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZYpTzLEgHc. The song comes from their latest album Polarity, out now on Nuclear Blast Records, and was directed by former VJ/producer for MTV Norway’s Headbangers Ball Ann Christin “Anki” Rihm. Photos from the video shoot can be viewed here http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=2588100&albumId=2888600.

Drums for Polarity were recorded at Sharkbite Studios (EXODUS) with producer Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, SUFFOCATION, IMMOLATION) while all other tracking was handled by Matt Sotelo before being mixed by Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios. The artwork was completed by cult artist Dan Seagrave (MORBID ANGEL, ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION, etc.).

For more info & music visit: www.myspace.com/decrepitbirth

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BARN BURNER returns to Mountain City Studios to record new album

January 25th, 2011
by EvilG

Montreal, QC natives, Barn Burner, are getting ready to head to the studio to record their follow up to Bangers, their criticially acclaimed Metal Blade Records debut. The band has been touring and working on new tunes for upwards of two years now, and are hungry to lay down the new tracks.

Vocalist/guitarist Kevin Keegan has offered up the following update: “We have been itching to get back into the studio and record what we have been working on for 2 years now. The new tunes are fiercer but still catchy enough to show to your dad. Excited to work with Adrian Popovich at Mountain City again and drink all of his shitty coffee. Basically, this new record will just give us more excuses to drink beer and play shows.”

Have no doubts Barn Burner will do just that – drink beer and play shows! Keep an eye out for tour dates later this year. Get a glimpse of what the band is like live in their video for Half Past Haggard HERE <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bPLOnzMTOw> . The band has one show coming up on January 27th at Off The Hook <http://www.offthehook.ca/fr/event2.htm> , located on 1021 St. Catherine W in Montreal. The show is at 8pm – entrance is FREE and beer is FREE!

Here’s what critics (and comedian Brian Posehn) had to say about their previous album, Bangers:

“Anyone listening to Barn Burner? I hear elements of Fu Manchu, C.O.C., Maiden and Thin Lizzy. Great hard rock with big hooks.” comedian and actor, Brian Posehn

“the band is electrifying, and whether you are in the mood to headbang or not, they inject something into your bloodstream that renders you incapable of resisting the overpowering urge.” Outburn Magazine

“This music is all about the swagger, and the foursome carries themselves like the 1976-77 Habs: they will own you, plain and simple, no matter how hung over they are from the night before.” Decibel Magazine

“Up tempo stoner rock like a cross between The Atomic Bitchwax, Fu Manchu and The Fucking Champs – excellent musicianship” Terrorizer Magazine

“huge groovy riffs that would make Phil Lynott proud.” Craveonline.com


Rated number 1 out of the top 20 albums of 2010 on http://www.heavyplanet.net/2010/12/heavy-planets-top-20-of-2010-5-to-1.html

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BIG4 Fans Pissed Off -What was thought to be a “tour” is ONE California show

January 25th, 2011
by EvilG

TheBig4 Facebook page has lit up with angry fan reaction today as what was assumed to be a tour so far appears to be one show.

Tickets available on Ticketmaster Friday January 28th at 10am PST!

From Metallica.com:

“You’ve probably heard us all say it . . . the vibe was just so incredible at last year’s Big 4 shows that we can’t stop now!! So we’re finally bringing the love to our home turf on April 23, 2011 with ‘Tallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax in Indio, CA at the Empire Polo Club (yes, the more observant of you will note that this is the same spot where the Coachella Festival takes place the weekend before).

It’s true – this is indeed the only scheduled stop in America this go around, so we’re hoping that you can head West to join us. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 28 at 10 AM PST and Fan Club members can check MetClub.com for pre-sale and VIP package info.

For more info about the show, including ticket pricing and transportation information, check out TheBig4Festival.com”

Big4

Big4

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EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE OF NEW JAG PANZER SONG “UNION”

January 25th, 2011
by EvilG

Hardrock Haven is premiering a track from the new Jag Panzer release, The Scourge of the Light.

Jag Panzer - The Scourge of the Light

Jag Panzer - The Scourge of the Light

“The guitar solo for ‘Union’ was one of the last tracks I recorded for the album,” said Jag Panzer guitarist Chris Lasegue. “Up to that point, I had been recording solos that were a bit on the ‘shreddy’ side and I wanted to show a different side of my playing. One of my major influences is Eric Johnson, and this solo is a tribute to him. I wanted to capture that flowing, seamless, soulful vibe that he demonstrates in his music. The first part of the solo was pretty much composed in advance, but after that I just improvised, just playing by feeling. During playback I was pretty happy with the way it turned out. Really, that solo is actually my favorite one on the album!”

Listen to the track HERE.

Jag Panzer official: http://www.jagpanzer.com/

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HAMMERFALL: FIRST IN-STUDIO FAN CHAT NOW ONLINE

January 25th, 2011
by EvilG
HammerFall

HammerFall

Last Saturday, guitarist Oscar Dronjak and vocalist Joacim Cans of HAMMERFALL hosted the first of several online chats with fans from the studio.  They discussed the band’s “refreshed sound,” favorite memories of Ronnie James Dio, musical influences, working with James Michael, and a host of other topics.  View the recorded chat here.

HAMMERFALL members are now in Nashville, Tennessee recording the follow-up album to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory (which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart) with producer James Michael (Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, SIXX:AM, Meat Loaf).  The as-yet-untitled new release will be available in Europe on May 20th.  A summer release date in North America is expected.

View video footage of the labor-intensive way snowy Nashville streets get salted here.

No Sacrifice, No Victory achieved gold status in Sweden for sales in excess of 20,000 copies.  The album registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe: #2 in Sweden, #7 in Germany, #20 in Switzerland, #21 in the U.K. (Indie Albums chart), #25 in Austria, #46 in Norway, and #95 in France.

Visit HAMMERFALL online at www.HAMMERFALL.net, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter and at www.HAMMERFALL.tv.

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