WHITE WIZZARD: NEW SINGLE (written as a tribute to RONNIE JAMES DIO) AVAILABLE ONLINE

October 7th, 2010
by EvilG
White Wizzard - Oct.2010 Promo Photo

White Wizzard - Oct. 2010 Promo Photo: L-R - PETER ELLIS, GIOVANNI DURST, JON LEON, LEWIS STEPHENS

Los Angeles traditional heavy metal band WHITE WIZZARD has released a brand new song online.

The new song, titled SHOOTING STAR, was written as a tribute to RONNIE JAMES DIO and is the first track recorded with new WHITE WIZZARD vocalist PETER ELLIS.  The track is available to listen to now and can be found embedded in the band’s MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/whitewizzard

SHOOTING STAR is due to be released as a single, also featuring a cover of DIO’s legendary anthem, WE ROCK.  The SHOOTING STAR single will be released on iTunes on October 18th and will also be available on limited edition 7″ vinyl exclusively on WHITE WIZZARD’s upcoming UK headlining tour.

Catch WHITE WIZZARD live in the UK and get your hands on one of the limited edition SHOOTING STAR 7″ vinyls at the following shows:

05 November 2010 – Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms
06 November 2010 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy 2
07 November 2010 – Belfast, UK – Auntie Annie’s Porterhouse
08 November 2010 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
10 November 2010 – Sheffield, UK – The Corporation
11 November 2010 – Manchester, UK – Satan’s Hollow
13 November 2010 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
14 November 2010 – London, UK – The Underworld

Get tickets for the shows from SeeTickets at http://bit.ly/cxBd35

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/ww_ott_uktour2010.jpg

WHITE WIZZARD’s debut full-length album, OVER THE TOP, is out now worldwide on CD and vinyl LP.  Get the album in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_737 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_706

For more WHITE WIZZARD news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/whitewizzard

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New Interview with The Black Dahlia Murder

October 7th, 2010
by EvilG

Loud Trax recently interviewed the 2 guitarists (Brian Eschbach Ryan Knight) from The Black Dahlia Murder. Here are some excerpts from the interview.
Guitarist Brian Eschbach said he freaked out when he first saw their “Unhallowed” CD at mainstream stores like Best Buy. “I remember thinking ‘What the hell!’.  I took a picture of it, and bought a copy I was so proud!”

: on their short songs:  “We’re not trying to write the epic Opeth or Dream Theater stuff.  We’ll leave that to the titans!”  + “If we were a grind band, these would be some really long songs!”

: Black Dahlia Murder lunch box:  “the lunch box is a kind of inspired “He-man” thing which we thought would be fun.”
Link:  http://blog.loudtrax.com/post/Hangin-with-The-Black-Dahila-Murder-guitarists.aspx

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DIAMOND PLATE SIGNS WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH EARACHE RECORDS

October 7th, 2010
by EvilG

EARACHE RECORDS is proud to announce a new signing to our diverse and talented roster. DIAMOND PLATE is a young, dynamic thrash band from Chicago, IL who have taken the midwest metal scene by storm and now have their eyes set on global domination. Formed in 2008, this 3-piece high-energy act encapsulates the spirit of “The Big Four” and has already earned high honors from respected outlets such as Terrorizer magazine, who named DIAMOND PLATE as one of the Best Unsigned Bands in the very year that the band first got together.

Currently in their late teens, guitarist, Konrad Kuplec, drummer, Jim Nicademus and vocalist/bassist, Jon Macak have played with some of the world’s biggest metal acts. They have also have earned a reputation as an absolutely raucous live act. Despite all of the great praise in high places, DIAMOND PLATE feels their fans are the most important key to their early success. As Konrad Kuplec puts it, “The BEST praise we can get is having a kid seeing us at one of our shows for the first time and then coming over to our merch table and buying a shirt or cd. It’s the most humbling and coolest feeling in the world. I’ll always be grateful for the support our fans give us.”

DIAMOND PLATE‘s full length debut album comes out in 2011

View a picture of DIAMOND PLATE here: http://earacherecords.com/myspace/diamondplate.jpg

For music, info and more, go to http://www.myspace.com/diamondplate1

Follow DIAMOND PLATE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/diamondplate1

‘Like’ DIAMOND PLATE on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DiamondPlate

Catch footage of DIAMOND PLATE in action at http://www.youtube.com/user/diamondplateofficial

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ABYSMAL DAWN: Finish Recording New Album

October 7th, 2010
by EvilG

Los Angeles, CA’s ABYSMAL DAWN recently wrapped up the recording and mixing process to their new album and follow up to 2008’s Programmed to Consume.

“We’ve been working on and off in the studio on this album since May and now we’re finally done,” commented ABYSMAL DAWN guitarist/vocalist Charles Elliott. “After a series of set backs, illness, and going through a world of shit in our personal lives, we had no choice but to make this record our revenge and the defining moment for ABYSMAL DAWN. We’ve had the finished mixes for about a week now and everyone that has heard it has been just blown away. We can already tell that this will be the record that the band will become known for. It’s a very varied, extreme, technical, and melodic record and I can promise you that no one will be disappointed.”

The yet-untitled album’s drum parts were recorded at Trench Studios in Corona, CA with John Haddad (PHOBIA, INTRONAUT, HIRAX). The majority of the sessions were produced and recorded by Mike Bear (ARTISAN, ex-PROTOTYPE), at Artisan Road Studios in Encino, CA and the CD was mixed and mastered by Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOATWHORE, HATE ETERNAL) at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, FL. An early 2011 release date is expected with additional recording / album details to be made available shortly.

ABYSMAL DAWN is available for interviews / studio reports upon request.  To speak with the band, simply contact Betsey Cichoracki at Relapse Records via any of the means listed at the bottom of this message.  Updated ABYSMAL DAWN news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com and the ABYSMAL DAWN MySpace: www.MySpace.com/AbysmalDawn.

ABYSMAL DAWN 2010 photo (credit: Shootie HG):

http://www.relapse.com/proofs/ADAWN_PromoFinal.jpg

ABYSMAL DAWN tour dates:

Nov. 20       Tempe, AZ        U.B.’s Bar (w/ VEHEMENCE)

“an ass-kicking death metal beast.” – Blabbermouth.net

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

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

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

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MORTIIS’ ‘PERFECTLY DEFECT’: PERFECTLY FREE!

October 7th, 2010
by EvilG

OSLO, Norway – Mortiis returns to satiate fans’ desire for new music this October 10 with “Perfectly Defect,” a completely free, full-length, downloadable album.

“Putting ‘Perfectly Defect’ out as a free download was a decision we made after some consideration,” said the band’s namesake Mortiis. “The new model of the music business is important to keep in mind; there´s a new mentality out there in terms of how people acquire their music now. For better or worse, music seems to have become a medium a lot of people aren´t prepared to pay for in the old fashioned way. So, we paid to record it out of our own pockets ‘cos we thought it would be a really cool gift to our fans that have been waiting around for ages for something new to come out.”

Mortiis has spent much of the past couple years writing and recording “The Great Deceiver,” the long-awaited follow-up to 2004’s full-length “The Grudge” and the 2007 remix album, “Some Kind of Heroin.” “Perfectly Defect” is the quintessential prelude to the world of “The Great Deceiver” – while the latter is heavier and darker, the former is varied, experimental, and largely instrumental. The bottom line is that “Perfectly Defect” leads into “The Great Deceiver” acting as a crucial stage in the evolution of Mortiis’ music.

“When we were writing and working on ‘The Great Deceiver’, we were coming up with all sorts of inspired stuff, a really varied collection of music,” Mortiis offered. “Some of it was far too varied and experimental to be included in such an angry, dark album as ‘The Great Deceiver’ so we created a brand new album that is the introductory element to the more intricate world of ‘The Great Deceiver.’”

“I think we really captured a cool vibe here,” Mortiis enthused. “It’s not easy marrying anger with melody, but I believe we did it. The songs on ‘Perfectly Defect’ were created across a period of time, and I believe it shows in terms of what inspired these songs. They’re rather soundtrack-y in a dark and sometimes bombastic way.”

With the concept of digital distribution came a new empowerment for Mortiis – one where the artist controls his own artistic destiny.

“After our record deal finally expired, I had developed a profound aversion to the very idea of letting other people control my art, my lifework,” he said. “So, again, the idea of the new technology really did grow on me. We dealt with some really evil stuff in the industry. Nothing shocking in terms of industry practice, but at a human level, it was a living nightmare. It reached a point where we fired everyone around us except for the handful of people we knew we could trust. It was a big move, but had to be done in order to survive. It was like rewinding the clock back to the start and beginning with a clean slate. We started working on a ton of new music right then. With the advent of modern technology, we realized we could do a lot of stuff without the often self-serving, meddling record labels. No record label would ever have let us put out an album for free, with the option to donate if the fans wanted to.”

The album will be available at www.mortiis.com beginning on October 10. There is no cost for the download, but donations to cover the cost of recording may be made through the website.

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TRIPTYKON TO KICK OFF DEBUT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

October 7th, 2010
by EvilG

TRIPTYKON TO KICK OFF DEBUT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR; “Weltenbrand Tour 2010” coming to a city near you this month

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Swiss extreme metal act, Triptykon, will kick off their first ever North American tour, the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”, tonight in New York City. Norway’s technical black metal band,1349, and Chicago’s veteran progressive metal act, Yakuza, will round out the package on the highly anticipated North American live debut of the 2008 project created by Tom Gabriel Warrior (Celtic Frost, Hellhammer). The month-long voyage is sure to be this fall’s heaviest tour.

Tom Gabriel Warrior (vocals, guitars) describes his emotions of anticipation on this new undertaking:

“Ever since my earliest days in Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, I have been extremely fortunate to be able to count on the support, fanaticism, and immense loyalty of the North American metal scene. The recognition my work has received there eclipses anything I have ever encountered in my own native country. Of the 125 concerts performed on the final Celtic Frost tour in 2006 and 2007, for example, a full 71 were played in North America. Some of these performances rank among the most memorable ones in my entire career.”

“It is thus an immense honor for me to now bring my new group Triptykon to North America for the first time. Triptykon is further pursuing the path I once began with Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, and I am looking forward to continuing to forge this darkest of musical alliances with all of you. We shall all celebrate masses of unleashed heaviness and morbidity. Only death is real!”

Triptykon will also release a brand new EP, ‘Shatter’, while on American soil later this month. The five-song EP is set to hit stores on October 25th, courtesy of Century Media Records (under license from Prowling Death Records Ltd.), and follows the band’s highly acclaimed debut album, Eparistera Daimones, which released in March. ‘Shatter’ will be available as a CD, digital download, and 12″ vinyl. The EP will further contain the lyrics to all songs as well as detailed liner notes and credits.

The EP’s track listing is…

01. Shatter

02. I Am The Twilight

03. Crucifixus

04. Circle Of The Tyrants (live)

05. Dethroned Emperor (live) – Featuring guest lead vocals by Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone/Sarke

Stay tuned to www.myspace.com/triptykonofficial for more info regarding Triptykon and the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”.

Decibel Magazine and Stereogum/Haunting the Chapel present the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”

10/6-New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre

10/7-Boston, MA @ The Middle East

10/8-Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar

10/9-Philadelphia, PA @ Polaris

10/10-Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electrique

10/11-Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

10/13-Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

10/14-Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre

10/15-Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre

10/16-Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge

10/17-St. Paul, MN @ Station 4

10/19-Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre

10/21-Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

10/22-Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

10/23-San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

10/24-Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

10/25-Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

10/27-Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee

10/28-Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre

10/29-Austin, TX @ Emo’s Outside

10/30-Houston, TX @ The Warsaw

Triptykon is…

Tom Gabriel Warrior – guitar/vocals

V. Santura – guitar, vocals

Norman Lonhard – drums, percussion

Vanja Slajh – bass

For more information…

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EXUMER posts new video clip from K.I.T. festival

October 7th, 2010
by EvilG

German thrashers EXUMER have posted one out of two video clips taken from the “Keep it True Festival 12″, DVD compilation, which was filmed in spring 2009. The band’s performance on the festival was recorded during their “5 Nights of Fire  Tour”, and featured former singer/guitarist Paul Arakaki alongside main frontman Mem V. Stein. The DVD also includes a bonus interview with both singers recorded at the same show.

Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments: “We posted the song “Fallen Saint”, and decided to showcase Paul. We wanted to give the fans who were not able to attend any of our last year’s shows a chance to see how we looked/sounded like with two singers. We have been missing our friend during our current tour and missed him on the first leg of the “European Ignition Tour 2010″, earlier in the spring.
However, we are currently rehearsing and writing the new EXUMER material from the up-coming album, to be released next year, between dates in order to sound as organic as possible. This was one of our greatest challenges with last year’s line-up, where 3 of us were located in the U.S. and two in Germany. It is a little easier now with me and our bassist residing in NYC and the rest of the band living in Germany. It makes it possible to get together and operate as a band, rather than a bunch guys in front of computers swapping files. The new album should satisfy most our old fans and we hope to gain some new ones alog the way”

For more information go to www.myspace.com/exumerwakingthefire

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=106741491&release=108631771

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WOE: New Track Stream Available Via Stereogum

October 7th, 2010
by EvilG

Today Stereogum premieres “Quietly, Undramatically,” the title track from the upcoming new full-length from Philly black metallers WOE. Set for a North American release on October 12 via Candlelight Records, Quietly, Undramatically was recorded at Gradwell House in Haddon Heights, New Jersey with additional tracking completed at frontman Chris Grigg’s BS1 in Philadelphia. The album is the first to feature a full band ensemble comprised of members from Absu, Woods Of Ypres, The Green Evening Requiem, Infernal Stronghold and Rumpelstiltskin Grinder.

To check out “Quietly, Undramatically,” visit:
http://stereogum.com/534191/woe-quietly-undramatically-stereogum-premiere/franchises/haunting-the-chapel

WOE will celebrate the release with a free performance, along with labelmates  KRIEG, at Philadelphia’s Kung Fu Necktie (1248 North Front Street) on October 28. Both bands will also hit Rhode Island and New York City that weekend [confirmed dates below].

10/28/2010 King Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA FREE SHOW w/ KRIEG, Infernal Stronghold
10/29/2010 Machines With Magnets – Pawtucket, RI w/ KRIEG, Sewer Goddess, Dead Times
10/30/2010 The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY w/ KRIEG

For additional live performances visit the band’s recently redesigned site at: http://quietly.WOEunholy.com

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METAL CLUB: Music Monitor Network Launches Metal Club + Metallica To Release “Live At Grimey’s” CD & Vinyl

October 7th, 2010
by EvilG

MUSIC MONITOR NETWORK LAUNCHES METAL CLUB

METALLICA TO RELEASE A SPECIAL RECORDING OF BAND’S INTIMATE FAN-ONLY SHOW AT 150-CAPACITY VENUE THE BASEMENT IN NASHVILLE ON NOVEMBER 26TH, 2010

METALLICA’S LIVE AT GRIMEY’S WILL BE RELEASED ON CD AND VINYL, AND SOLD, ALONG WITH OTHER EXCLUSIVES, THROUGH METAL CLUB RETAILERS

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Monitor Network, largest of the independent record store coalitions with stores in both the US and Canada –is proud to announce the launch of Metal Club. Metal Club is a group of record stores throughout the US and Canada that work to connect the vibrant metal community with their local record store. Fans will be able to visit their local Metal Club store for special metal promotional pieces, exciting in-store events, and a series of exclusive Metal Club releases, starting with today’s announcement from Metallica.

On June 12th, 2008, multi-platinum rock band Metallica staged an intimate, surprise performance at The Basement, an 150-capacity venue below Nashville record store Grimey’s New & Preloved Music. In attendance were ecstatic Metallica fan club members from all over the world, Grimey’s staffers, and a few lucky friends.

Now the explosive energy of that hot and sweaty, bursting to the rafters show, which took place the night before Metallica played the Bonnaroo Festival, has been captured on the recording Live at Grimey’s, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on the day after Thanksgiving, November 26th. “To have a band of the magnitude of Metallica actually come into a record store, set up and record a live performance, and then provide it to record stores so that they can have it on the shelves for the holidays is fantastic,” says Metal Club head honcho, Michael Kurtz. “Music is something special and not just a disposable commodity. Being able to provide metal fans and record stores with something this special is exceptionally gratifying. This is going to be the gift that every metal fan is going to want this holiday season.”

Live at Grimey’s, which includes such highlights as “Welcome Home (Sanitarium),” a blistering “Master of Puppets,” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” will be released on standard CD plus as a limited-edition two-disc set on regular-weight 10″ vinyl with a gatefold jacket. The release date is Black Friday, November 26, 2010.

Live at Grimey’s will be distributed by the Coalition of Independent Music Stores’ distribution company, Junketboy, and sold exclusively at Metal Club stores, which include independent record stores across the country, along with Hastings stores. Please visit www.mymetalclub.com for a list of all potential participating retailers.

Formed in Los Angeles in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 100 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1993’s Kill ‘Em All (3x), 1984’s Ride the Lightning (5x), 1986’s Master of Puppets (6x), 1988’s …And Justice For All (8x), 1996’s Load (5x), 1997’s ReLoad (3x), and 2003’s St. Anger (2x). Their latest album, Death Magnetic, was certified platinum just six weeks after it debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in October 2008. Metallica have also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including seven Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum last year.

The track-listing for Live at Grimey’s is as follows:

“No Remorse”
“Fuel”
“Harvester of Sorrow”
“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
“For Whom The Bell Tolls”
“Master of Puppets”
“Sad But True”
“Motorbreath”
“Seek and Destroy”

www.mymetalclub.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Metal-Club/131812633532017

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ARSON ANTHEM SET TO RELEASE FIRST FULL-LENGTH LP ON OCTOBER 12TH, STREAMING NOW!

October 7th, 2010
by Celtic Bob

HOUSECORE RECORDS act ARSON ANTHEM and MySpace Music are currently streaming the band’s entire upcoming October 12th release, Insecurity Notoriety, right now! Head over to the MySpace Music main page to be directed to the stream: http://www.myspace.com/music.

ARSON ANTHEM is comprised of metal greats Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual), Hank Williams III (Superjoint Ritual, Assjack), Mike IX Williams (Outlaw Order, Eyehategod), and Collin Yeo (Ponykiller). The band was brought together in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, with Mike Williams moving into Anselmo’s spare apartment after his home and possessions were destroyed. Through this connection, Williams and Anselmo spent time listening to Anselmo’s irreplaceable hardcore music collection. The members relived the days of early 80’s hardcore bands, such as Discharge, Negative Approach, Sheer Terror, and many others. It didn’t take long for the music to squash their cabin fever, and inspire them to create a new venture that is now ARSON ANTHEM. Anselmo knew of the underrated, yet unbridled percussion skills that he and William’s mutual friend Hank Williams III possessed, causing the contact to be made and the band to come together. Finally, bassist Collin Yeo was recruited, and the sound was born. “All we had to do was meet and jam,” states Anselmo. “Fucking perfect, fucking real, fuck all.”

For more information on ARSON ANTHEM and the upcoming masterpiece Insecurity Notoriety, visit these sites today:

http://www.myspace.com/arsonanthem
http://www.thehousecorerecords.com/

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DOWN RELEASES 3 DISC (2 CD/1 DVD) SET ‘DIARY OF A MAD BAND’

October 7th, 2010
by Celtic Bob

NOLA’s DOWN has released their 3 disc (2 CD/1 DVD) set, Diary of a Mad Band today! Make sure to head to your local record store today and pick up a copy, and make sure to grab the 180 Gram triple vinyl version with a bonus DVD, available on October 26th! You can purchase deluxe versions of Diary of a Mad Band here, at Amazon here, and on iTunes here. Also, you can listen to the full audio portion of the set now at AOL Music! The stream will be only be available un next Sunday, October 10th, so listen now!

Diary of a Mad Band features a 17 track, 2 CD full concert, live in London during DOWN’s very first European tour in 2006! The DVD highlights DOWN in the practice room, as well as six blistering weeks of the same European tour, promoted completely by word of mouth. No label, no publicity, just the band jetting off on a plane and setting across the continent. This is the first time DOWN performed on the road in four years, and marked the practical rebirth of NOLA metal. Raw, unseen and uncut, the DVD also features a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette entitled ‘Tyrades and Shananigans’. Plus, witness some of metal’s greatest icons (including Cronos of Venom, Fenriz of Darkthrone, Witchcraft, Alice in Chains, and Satyr and Frost of Satyricon) come out of the underground and pay homage to DOWN. All in all, the DVD includes a staggering 130 minutes of unreleased footage!

DVD: Diary of a Mad Band
w/ BONUS DVD FEATURETTE ‘Tyrades and Shananigans’
1. Lysergic Funeral Procession
2. Lifer
3. Losing All
4. Rehab
5. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore
6. Ghosts Along The Mississippi
7. Learn From This Mistake
8. Underneath Everything
9. Temptation’s Wings
10. There’s Something On My Side
11. Hail The Leaf
12. Lies
13. The Seed
14. Eyes Of The South
15. Jail
16. Stone The Crows
17. Bury Me In Smoke

2 CD: LIVE IN EUROPE
1. Losing All
2. Lifer
3. Lysergic Funeral Procession
4. Rehab
5. Temptations Wings
6. Ghosts Along The Mississippi
7. Learn From This Mistake
8. Hail The Leaf
9. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore
10. Lies, I Don’t Know What They Say But…
11. Underneath Everything
12. The Seed
13. Eyes Of The South
14. Jail
15. Stone The Crows
16. Bury Me In Smoke

DOWN features the all-star line-up of vocalist Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Arson Anthem), guitarist Pepper Keenan (Corrosion of Conformity), guitarist Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdom of Sorrow), bassist Rex Brown (Pantera), and drummer Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Crowbar). Based in New Orleans, LA, DOWN boasts an intense domestic and international fan base. Their last album, III: Over and Under has scanned over 113,000 copies, and internationally, DOWN has seen staggering sales of over 1 million. Regarded as one of the most explosive live acts of our generation, DOWN is constantly touring the globe. Stay tuned for tour dates in the future!

For more information about DOWN and Diary of a Mad Band, please visit these sites:

http://www.down-nola.com/
http://www.myspace.com/downnola

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MANOWAR Re-recording Battle Hymns

October 6th, 2010
by DREAMASTER

Manowar Battle Hymns 1982According to Manowar Official Facebook, bassist Joey DeMaio have confirmed that the band is in studio re-recording the classic and milestone Battle Hymns.

Battle hymns released in 1982 is Manowar’s debut album and it established them as one of the first epic heavy power metal bands. It is considered a classic today and one important Heavy Metal releases of the eighties.

UPDATE:

According to the german Manowar fan site www.manowar.at, Joey DeMaio declared recently in an interview that besides the band being in studio re-recording Battle Hmyns at the moment, a new DVD named “Blood of the Kings – Chapter One” will be published as well. On the DVD there shall be footage of the recordings of Battle Hymns. In addition to this Manowar will play the whole Battle Hymns on the upcoming tour. The New studio album from ‘The Asgard Saga’ is due to be released late 2011/early 2012.

You can find more information about this in th following interview that bassist Joey Demaio gave to colombian webzine:
Interview-with Joey-Demaio-of-Manowar

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DAKRYA: New Full Length To Be Released By Sensory Records

October 6th, 2010
by EvilG

When seven Greek charlatans get together, the musical visions that spring from their minds can only be described as a true freakshow.   Back in late 2004 the idea of a band that could develop a theatrical attitude and combine different musical elements with the dynamics of metal and rock sound, brought DAKRYA to life. Following the usual demos and local live shows, the band released its debut album Monumento in the spring of 2008. Receiving great reviews and good support from both the media and the fans in and around Greece, DAKRYA started touring on a broader scale, supporting international bands such as Moonspell and more.

In 2009 the band began to work on new material; the main goal was to put even more emphasis on the “theatrical” style of DAKRYA, and in January 2010 the band entered the studio with engineer George Bokos (Rotting Christ), to record their sophomore album Crime Scene. Come March 2010 the band found themselves sitting in a studio in Sweden mixing the album together with Pelle Saether (Diablo Swing Orchestra, Draconian, Madder Mortem), followed by a trip to another Swedish sound-guru, Göran Finnberg (Opeth, In Flames, Arch Enemy) for the mastering of the disc.   From beginning to end, Crime Scene is a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Ranging from the psychotic and cinematic melodrama heard in bands like Diablo Swing Orchestra and Unexpect to the orchestrated gothic metal comparable to Therion and Theatre of Tragedy, DAKRYA paints their mark all over the canvas.   Check out the promotional video for the album, cover art and more HERE.

Crime Scene track listing:

1. The Charlatans
2. Blind Man’s Bluff
3. Scaremongering
4. The Urban Tribe
5. Camouflage
6. Phantasmagoria
7. Inertia
8. Dramatis Personae
9. A Dreadful Side Scene

http://www.dakrya.com http://www.myspace.com/dakrya http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

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AUTOPSY REVEALS ‘THE TOMB WITHIN’’The Tomb Within’ EP out now on Peaceville Records

October 6th, 2010
by EvilG

CALIFORNIA – San Francisco Bay Area gore legend, Autopsy, is proud to announce the release of ‘The Tomb Within’ EP, the first collection of newly recorded tracks in over a decade from the influential death metal band, out today on Peaceville Records.

The highly anticipated, ‘The Tomb Within’, was recorded in mid-July 2010 at Fantasy Studios with Adam Munoz, and unites the original trio of Chris Reifert, Danny Coralles, and Eric Cutler, joined on bass by Joe Trevisano (ex-Abscess).

“If you are into metal and you don’t like this your head needs thorough examination,” raves Heavymetal.About.com.

Cover art is supplied by renowned fantasy/horror artist, Matt Cavotta.

The track list for ‘The Tomb Within’ is…

1. The Tomb Within2. My Corpse Shall Rise3. Seven Skulls4. Human Genocide5. Mutant Village

Both the CD and 12” vinyl edition of ‘The Tomb Within’ can be purchased now at the Peaceville webstore.  The vinyl edition comes with a free poster of the stunning cover artwork, and is limited to just 1,000 numbered copies.  It can purchased online at: http://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/product/261/2264/, while the CD edition can be ordered at: http://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/product/261/2265/.

The EP’s title track is currently streaming on the album’s mini-site at: http://www.peaceville.com/autopsy/.  Along with the song stream, the mini-site also features audio samples of each of the EP’s four other gut-wrenching tracks, as well as an in studio, behind-the-scenes video trailer, offering fans a glimpse at the creative process of Autopsy’s latest musical bloodbath.

Autopsy decided to make an official comeback after working together on two songs for the special 20th anniversary edition of their debut album, Severed Survival, in late 2008.  The band had originally decided to split before the release of their 4th album, Shitfun, in 1995..

Autopsy emerged in 1987, and had an almost immediate impact on the global underground heavy metal scene.  Frontman Chris Reifert was already known due to his work as drummer with Florida’s highly respected extreme metal combo, Death, along with Chuck Schuldiner.  Autopsy’s debut album, Severed Survival, was unleashed in 1989 on Peaceville Records, and the band went on to become a true legend in the death metal scene, recording four studio albums in total, before splitting up in the mid 90’s.

Head to www.peaceville.com for more information on Autopsy, and ‘The Tomb Within’.

Autopsy is…

Chris Reifert – drums/vocals

Danny Coralles – guitar

Eric Cutler – guitar

Joe Trevisano – bass

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MUNICIPAL WASTE ADDS NEW DATES WITH SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, HIGH ON FIRE & KYLESA

October 6th, 2010
by EvilG

Richmond, VA’s MUNICIPAL WASTE have added a number of dates en route to their Fun Fun Fun Fest appearance on November 6th. They’ll be playing alongside such revered acts as SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, HIGH ON FIRE & KYLESA.

Catch MUNICIPAL WASTE on these dates:

Oct 8 – Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
Oct 9 – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
Oct 31 – The Fest – The Venue – Gainesville, FL
Nov 2 – Hi-Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN (w/HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
Nov 3 – Downtown Music Hall – Little Rock, AR
Nov 4 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX (w/SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
Nov 5 – The Riverfront Warehouse – Shreveport, LA (w/HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
Nov 6 – 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

For more news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/municipalwaste

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