NEW GRAVEYARD ALBUM DEBUTS ON THREE BILLBOARD CHARTS

April 27th, 2011
by EvilG

GRAVEYARD - Hisingen Blues

GRAVEYARD - Hisingen Blues

Hisingen Blues, the second studio album by Swedish classic rockers GRAVEYARD, has debuted on the following three Billboard album charts for sales of over 1,000 units according to Nielsen SoundScan:  #48 – Heatseekers (Top New Artists), #140 – Top Independent Current albums, and #46 – Current Hard Music Albums.  The album officially entered the Swedish album chart at No. 1 in late March.

 

Hisingen Blues was produced, recorded, and mixed in 100% analog by Don Alsterberg (Gonzales, Junip, Soundtrack Of Our Lives, The International Noise Conspiracy) at Don Pierre Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

GRAVEYARD are confirmed to play at this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival the weekend of June 9 – 12 in Manchester, Tennessee.  View GRAVEYARD’s artist profile on the Bonnaroo website here.

 

Check out the video for the title track – directed by Artur Wolgers of STLSKR and produced by STLSKR – at this location… and keep an eye out for an original Black Sabbath Master Of Reality-era poster from 1971!

 

Purchase Hisingen Blues on iTunes at this location.  The following package bundles are still available at the Nuclear Blast Webshop:

 

 

Listen to new tracks “Hisingen Blues” and “Ain’t Fit To Live Here” in their entirety on the band’s Facebook Player.

 

GRAVEYARD are:

 

  • Joakim Nilsson – Guitar & Vocals
  • Jonatan Ramm – Guitar & Vocals
  • Rikard Edlund – Bass
  • Axel Sjöberg – Drums

Visit GRAVEYARD online at www.facebook.com/GRAVEYARDOFFICIAL, on Twitter, at www.myspace.com/GRAVEYARDSONGS & on YouTube.com/GRAVEYARDSONGS.

 

 

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BRIAN POSEHN TO GUEST ON NEW EVILE ALBUM; FINAL STUDIO VIDEO AVAILABLE

April 27th, 2011
by EvilG

British thrashers EVILE have revealed that American comedian BRIAN POSEHN will appear as a guest on the band’s new, as-yet untitled album.

The comedian and self-professed metal nerd teamed up with EVILE to record backing vocals for the new album, which is due to be released later this year on Earache Records.

BRIAN POSEHN comments:

“I’m very excited that my yelling will be featured on the next Evile disc; they’re one of my favorite newish bands and, in my not-so-humble opinion, the British saviors of thrash metal!”

EVILE have now finished recording their new album, and have posted their final studio video.  Watch it now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SoXBx7wP8

The band posted the second most recent video over the Easter weekend, giving a sneak preview of some new material.  Incase you missed it, watch it now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLFmaWk7NDk

EVILE lead guitarist OL DRAKE comments:

“We made it.  Evile’s third album is mixed and completed.  No one got in any fights, no one shouted the word “Fuck” into anyone’s face and it’s sounding great.  From the last video it was quite evident that we’ve done a slow, cleaner and more eerie track.  The song’s initial intention was for Mike/because of the loss of Mike.  We all have our individual thoughts on the track; in my eyes the track is for Mike, and for anyone who has lost anyone close or special to them in their life.  If people don’t like the track or don’t understand its sentiment/meaning, I really couldn’t care less; it was conceived for us and Mike alone.  As Russ said, “It’s a brilliant song for a brilliant guy”.

“A fan (Tom Myton) messaged Russ and Matt via Facebook asking if he could come get ‘Enter the Grave’ signed and just say hi, as he lives just down the road from the studio.  We just happened to have enough time the next day to take a break from mixing and let him in.  We let him listen to a track and hang out for a bit; it was great to have the song listened to by an outside party and for it to be complimented well.  Cheers Tom!  Hope you like the finished product.

“We had a great time recording with Russ this time.  I think because he knew us a lot more, he didn’t hold back on any suggestions this time, which I’m glad of.  This was also our first time recording with Joel.  Because we get on with Joel really well, it was just a breeze.  He had just as much input as anyone else in the band and it was fun tracking a bassist who uses his fingers and a pick depending on which he wants in certain songs (I think we even got some slap bass in there for a laugh).

“I just want to thank all fans of Evile, old and new, for the continuing support and for following our progress on album 3.  With what we’ve been through over the past two years, we’ve literally poured our heart and soul into this material for the past year or two, and worked our arses off for the past five weeks getting the album sounding the best it can for us and for you.  I hope all the journalists who hear the album to review it simply review the album and leave it at that.  The album is obviously going to be put up on the internet after its release, but when it leaks prior to its release date, I can tell you from an artist’s point of view it’s slightly heartbreaking.  Am I not supposed to say that?  Oh well.  I hope you all enjoy our third instalment of Evile as much as we are!

“This one’s for you, Mike.”

If you missed any of EVILE’s previous studio videos, you can still watch them all here:

Part 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmhTBl5uZPc
Part 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY12rPqgODk
Part 3 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZqHm_XmxG0
Part 4 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgSp246ClaQ
Part 5 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0lJgOpCT_Q
Part 6 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLFmaWk7NDk

See EVILE live at the following shows:

30 Apr – Barroselas, Portugal – SWR Barroselas Metalfest XIV
28 May – Dokkum, Netherlands – Dokk’em Open Air
10-12 Jun – Donington, UK – Download Festival
01 Jul – Löbnitz, Germany – With Full Force
08 Jul – Gävle, Sweden – Getaway Rock
14 Jul – Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany – Dong Open Air
15 Jul – Tolmin, Slovenia – Metalcamp Festival
17 Jul – Vizovice, Czechh Republic – Masters of Rock
13 Aug – Oulu, Finland – Jalometalli Festival

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/evile_festivals2011.jpg

EVILE’s thrash metal anthem, “Thrasher”, is available to download now on the Rock Band Network, along with every song from INFECTED NATIONS.  Get the tracks now by heading to EVILE’s official Rock Band page at http://www.rockband.com/songs/artists/Evile

Get EVILE’s first two albums, ENTER THE GRAVE and INFECTED NATIONS, in Europe now at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41

Get more EVILE news and info at:

Official website – http://www.evile.co.uk
MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/evileuk
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/evileuk
Twitter – http://twitter.com/evileuk

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THE SLAYER MOBILE APP – THE HEAVIEST APP ON THE PLANET

April 27th, 2011
by EvilG
THE SLAYER MOBILE APP - THE HEAVIEST APP ON THE PLANET

THE SLAYER MOBILE APP - THE HEAVIEST APP ON THE PLANET

LOS ANGELES, CA – April 27, 2011 —

Following the success of their uber-hot “Pinball Rocks” music game app, Slayer has just launched its official Slayer Mobile App for iPhone, iPod, and Android.  The Slayer App, identified on your screen by Slayer’s iconic Eagle logo, is free and offers fans access to exclusive content, the latest band news, photos you can’t get anywhere else, the band’s social media feeds, music and music videos, a merch store, a fan wall, tour dates, and much more.  Additionally, the menu functionality of the Slayer App will be available in multiple languages – French, Spanish, Russian, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Dutch, Turkish, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), and Korean.

The Slayer App is now available in the iTunes store – http://bit.ly/eegFca – and for Android – http://bit.ly/ekhtPB – so log on and get totally connected to Slayer.

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY ANNOUNCE UPCOMING TOUR AS THEY WRAP-UP WORK ON NEW ALBUM

April 27th, 2011
by EvilG

FORTHCOMING RELEASE THE FIRST FROM THE ANIMOSITY-ERA LINE-UP IN TWENTY PLUS YEARS



Apr. 27, Raleigh, N.C. — Corrosion of Conformity, the legendary North Carolina trio who reunited last summer for a dozen dates and a seven-inch single, have confirmed a full summer tour kicking off May 26 in Carrboro, N.C. at Cat’s Cradle with the illustrious hardcore band Scream as support.

The band’s upcoming schedule also includes an extensive European run with stops at a number of the continent’s major summer festivals including Hellfest, Getaway and Graspop.  Returning to the States in mid-July, COC joins Clutch for a handful of dates.

Corrosion of Conformity is wrapping up work on a new album, the first new release featuring the Animosity-era line-up of Woodroe Weatherman, Reed Mullin and Mike Dean since the mid-’80s.  Further details to be announced shortly.

Dates are:

May 26 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle (w/Scream)

27 Baltimore, MD Maryland Death Fest @ Sonar

28 Braddock, PA Braddock Elk’s Lodge

June 17 Clisson, France Hellfest

18 Bilbao, Spain Sala Santana

19 Barcelos, Portugarl GSM Fest

21 Madrid, Spain Sala Caracol

22 Badalona, Spain Estraperlo Club

23 Mallorca, Spain Sala Assaig

24 Desselt, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting

26 Krakow, Poland Rotunda

28 Budapest, Hungary Club 202

30 Rome, Italy Init

July 1 Bologna, Italy Blogos

3 Berlin, Germany White Trash

4 Gdynia, Poland Ucho

5 Hamburg, Germany Hafenklang

7 Gavle, Sweden Getaway Rock Fest

20 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl

22 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE

23 Flint, MI The Machine Shop

24 Traverse City, MI Ground Zero

26 Columbia, MO Blue Note

27 Urbana, IL The Canopy Club

31 Louisville, KY Expo Five

July 20 – 31 w/Clutch

 

www.coc.com

 

www.facebook.com/corrosionofconformity

 

 

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HOT GRAVES Release Necros Mixos Sacraficio Covers EP for Free Download

April 27th, 2011
by EvilG
Gainesville, FL’s death-thrash destroyers ov the faith, HOT GRAVES, have just released a brand-new covers EP, Necros Mixos Sacraficio, and thrown it up for free download on their Bandcamp page. The hell-raisin’ trio take us on a blackened d-beat odyssey through both cult and classic territories. A cut from The Accused cozies up next to a Discharge anthem, Roky Erickson‘s ghost turns its wild eyes to the Floor, a moment of Midnight crashes into GWAR‘s unholy racket, and the carnage left by Cannibal Corpse bleeds into Pentagram‘s last days.
Check out the video for their cover of “Madman” (PENTAGRAM) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CvNR_TlaaI
Download Necros Mixos Sacraficio for FREE here: http://hotgraves.bandcamp.com/album/necros-mixos-sacrificio
HOT GRAVES frontman Myk commented:
“Cover songs: most people start out playing them to get acquainted with the in’s and out’s ov songcraft and performance, we all certainly did. But after awhile, they take on more significance, music becomes more sacred, or more worthy ov blaspheme. This recording signifies for HOT GRAVES a tribute to influences, and a credit to our own sense ov taking liberties within arrangements and lyrics and adaptations. For one thing, we tend to play everything D-Beat, and that is no exception here. Some ov these covers may seem strange to you, hopefully not, but each one represents a key to what makes HOT GRAVES, including the song we took our name from.” 

NECROS MIXOS SACRAFICIO – Cover Songs Worship TRACKLISTING:

1. War = Death 2011 – The Accused
2. What Do I Get? – Discharge
3. White Faces – Roky Erickson
4. Scimitar – Floor
5. Hot Graves – Midnight
6. Maggot Medley – GWAR / Cannibal Corpse
7. Madman – Pentagram

ABUM CREDITS: Released 08 April 2011

Myk – Guitar / Vocals
Hutch – Bass
Matt – Drums

Guest backing vocals on “Maggot Medley” and “War = Death” by Mike & Micah from Bartholin.
Guest vocals on “Maggot Medley” (2nd half) by Damian from Impurity.
No songs written by Hot Graves, all songs by respective artists named, all arrangements by Hot Graves.
Drums recorded 04/01/11 at Thee Goatshed.
All other everything recorded 04/02/11-04/05/11 at Baphomet’s Lair Studio.
Recorded / Mixed / Mastered by Myk Colby.
All respect due to the bands we cover here.
LINKS: Facebook
http://www.youtube.com/user/hotgraves
http://www.myspace.com/hotgraves
http://www.hotgraves.bandcamp.com
http://satanikrecordings.bigcartel.com/
http://www.satanikrecordings.wordpress.com

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Turisas premiere “Stand Up and Fight” video

April 27th, 2011
by EvilG

TURISAS released one of the most thrilling albums of the year with their new battle metal masterpiece ‘Stand Up and Fight’. The new release also brought the band stateside once again, this time pillaging North America alongside Cradle of Filth, Nachtmystium and Daniel Lioneye. Now, the band has completed work on the first video to accompany the album’s title track.

“Stand Up and Fight” was premiered today on Bloody-Disgusting.com and captures the intensity of TURISAS while showing the band tearing through the desert with weapons drawn. The stunning video can be viewed at the following location.

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/music/1581

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SABATON FINAL EUROPAN PART OF WORLD WAR TOUR

April 27th, 2011
by EvilG
Sabaton - Coat of Arms

Sabaton - Coat of Arms

We are thrilled to announce the final European part of the World War Tour.

Under the name of “Power of Metal Tour” we will bring some of the most wanted bands amongst our fans, Grave Digger & Powerwolf and team up for the Powermetal show of the year.

Also the new upcoming Skull Fist will join us.

 

This is something you cannot miss, and make sure you get your tickets in time, they are on sale from today available HERE

 

Here are the dates:

 

TOURDATES

07.09.2011 AT – Vienna, Arena

08.09.2011 DE – Munich, Backstage

09.09.2011 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn

10.09.2011 DE – Würzburg, Posthalle

11.09.2011 NL – Eindhoven, Effenaar

13.09.2011 CH – Zürich, Volkshaus

14.09.2011 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage

15.09.2011 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle

16.09.2011 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser

17.09.2011 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhall

 

Visit us at: www.sabaton.net / www.facebook.com/sabaton

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HEATHEN: North American Tour To Commence Today In Vancouver

April 26th, 2011
by EvilG

Today Bay Area legends HEATHEN kick off a long-anticipated North American tour with headliners/German thrash kings Destruction! The North American Reckoning Tour 2011 will commence at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver and ravage its way through 19 cities before drawing to a close at The Key Club in Hollywood. Warbeast will also be joining the trek.

 

Commented guitarist Kragen Lum: “We’re stoked to be going out on the road again with our friends in Destruction on the North American Reckoning Tour. Get ready for the chaos!”

 

HEATHEN will be touring in support of their critically-acclaimed The Evolution Of Chaos full-length, which marked their first studio offering in nearly 20 years! Released in North American via Holland’s Mascot Records last year, the record reaped praise from critics and fans nationwide. “There are hardly any weak moments on the album and this is as close as it gets to a modern-day thrash classic,” said Metal Underground in a 4.5/5 review. Added About.com in a 4/5 rating: “Oldschool thrashers certainly remember HEATHEN from back in the day, but their return will garner them a whole new generation of fans,” while Mind Over Metal noted: “There’s nary a boring moment on the album, and when combined with strong production and memorable artwork, you have a solid contender for one of the best metal releases of 2010. The band’s current lineup includes Lum (Prototype), David White (vocals), Lee Altus (guitar; Exodus), Jon Torres (bass; Angelwitch) and Darren Minter (drums).

 

HEATHEN “North American Reckoning” Tour

with Destrcution and Warbeast!

4/26/2011 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

4/27/2011 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

4/29/2011 Oakland Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA

4/30/2011 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA

5/01/2011 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

5/03/2011 Oriental Theatre – Denver, CO

5/05/2011 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

5/06/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

5/07/2011 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI

5/08/2011 Maverick’s Bar – Ottawa, ON

5/09/2011 Foufones Electriques – Montreal, QC

5/10/2011 Bourbon Street Ballroom – Baltimore, MD

5/11/2011 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

5/12/2011 Church of Boston – Boston, MA

5/13/2011 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA

5/16/2011 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX

5/17/2011 Mug Shots – Austin, TX

5/18/2011 Numbers – Houston, TX

5/20/2011 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA

5/21/11 Angel’s Roadhouse – Yucaipa, CA

5/22/11 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/heathen.official

http://www.myspace.com/heathenmetal

http://www.mascotrecords.com

HEATHEN: North American Tour To Commence Today In Vancouver

Today Bay Area legends HEATHEN kick off a long-anticipated North American tour with headliners/German thrash kings Destruction! The North American Reckoning Tour 2011 will commence at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver and ravage its way through 19 cities before drawing to a close at The Key Club in Hollywood. Warbeast will also be joining the trek.

Commented guitarist Kragen Lum: “We’re stoked to be going out on the road again with our friends in Destruction on the North American Reckoning Tour. Get ready for the chaos!”

HEATHEN will be touring in support of their critically-acclaimed The Evolution Of Chaos full-length, which marked their first studio offering in nearly 20 years! Released in North American via Holland’s Mascot Records last year, the record reaped praise from critics and fans nationwide. “There are hardly any weak moments on the album and this is as close as it gets to a modern-day thrash classic,” said Metal Underground in a 4.5/5 review. Added About.com in a 4/5 rating: “Oldschool thrashers certainly remember HEATHEN from back in the day, but their return will garner them a whole new generation of fans,” while Mind Over Metal noted: “There’s nary a boring moment on the album, and when combined with strong production and memorable artwork, you have a solid contender for one of the best metal releases of 2010. The band’s current lineup includes Lum (Prototype), David White (vocals), Lee Altus (guitar; Exodus), Jon Torres (bass; Angelwitch) and Darren Minter (drums).

HEATHEN “North American Reckoning” Tour
with Destrcution and Warbeast!

4/26/2011 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
4/27/2011 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
4/29/2011 Oakland Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
4/30/2011 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
5/01/2011 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
5/03/2011 Oriental Theatre – Denver, CO
5/05/2011 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
5/06/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
5/07/2011 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
5/08/2011 Maverick’s Bar – Ottawa, ON

5/09/2011 Foufones Electriques – Montreal, QC
5/10/2011 Bourbon Street Ballroom – Baltimore, MD
5/11/2011 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
5/12/2011 Church of Boston – Boston, MA
5/13/2011 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
5/16/2011 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
5/17/2011 Mug Shots – Austin, TX
5/18/2011 Numbers – Houston, TX
5/20/2011 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana,  CA
5/21/11 Angel’s Roadhouse – Yucaipa, CA
5/22/11 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
For interviews + guest list requests, contact EarsplitPR.
https://www.facebook.com/heathen.official
http://www.myspace.com/heathenmetal
http://www.mascotrecords.comHEATHEN: North American Tour To Commence Today In Vancouver

 

Today Bay Area legends HEATHEN kick off a long-anticipated North American tour with headliners/German thrash kings Destruction! The North American Reckoning Tour 2011 will commence at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver and ravage its way through 19 cities before drawing to a close at The Key Club in Hollywood. Warbeast will also be joining the trek.

 

Commented guitarist Kragen Lum: “We’re stoked to be going out on the road again with our friends in Destruction on the North American Reckoning Tour. Get ready for the chaos!”

 

HEATHEN will be touring in support of their critically-acclaimed The Evolution Of Chaos full-length, which marked their first studio offering in nearly 20 years! Released in North American via Holland’s Mascot Records last year, the record reaped praise from critics and fans nationwide. “There are hardly any weak moments on the album and this is as close as it gets to a modern-day thrash classic,” said Metal Underground in a 4.5/5 review. Added About.com in a 4/5 rating: “Oldschool thrashers certainly remember HEATHEN from back in the day, but their return will garner them a whole new generation of fans,” while Mind Over Metal noted: “There’s nary a boring moment on the album, and when combined with strong production and memorable artwork, you have a solid contender for one of the best metal releases of 2010. The band’s current lineup includes Lum (Prototype), David White (vocals), Lee Altus (guitar; Exodus), Jon Torres (bass; Angelwitch) and Darren Minter (drums).

 

HEATHEN “North American Reckoning” Tour

with Destrcution and Warbeast!

4/26/2011 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

4/27/2011 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

4/29/2011 Oakland Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA

4/30/2011 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA

5/01/2011 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

5/03/2011 Oriental Theatre – Denver, CO

5/05/2011 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

5/06/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

5/07/2011 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI

5/08/2011 Maverick’s Bar – Ottawa, ON

5/09/2011 Foufones Electriques – Montreal, QC

5/10/2011 Bourbon Street Ballroom – Baltimore, MD

5/11/2011 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

5/12/2011 Church of Boston – Boston, MA

5/13/2011 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA

5/16/2011 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX

5/17/2011 Mug Shots – Austin, TX

5/18/2011 Numbers – Houston, TX

5/20/2011 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA

5/21/11 Angel’s Roadhouse – Yucaipa, CA

5/22/11 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

 

For interviews + guest list requests, contact EarsplitPR.

 

https://www.facebook.com/heathen.official

http://www.myspace.com/heathenmetal

http://www.mascotrecords.com

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ARKHUM: Debut Album From Oregon Death Metal Horde Engulfing Listeners

April 26th, 2011
by EvilG

Eugene, Oregon-based sci-fi metal practitioners ARKHUM have been reaping worldwide praise to their debut full-length album, Anno Universum, recently released in North America on Vendlus Records. Following a long line of demos and EP’s, ARKHUM’s crushing, biological death metal is fully embodied on the debut album, with Anno Universum’s ravenous eight tracks covering more solid ground in 33 minutes than many contemporary tech-death metallers can in twice the time.

 

Following the recent release of the album, ARKHUM are booking more live appearances to showcase the material, their next being a hometown headlining show this week, with more in the planning stages.

 

ARKHUM Live:

4/30/2011 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR w/ Tormentium, Jean Grey, Rocket Propelled Chainsaws [tix]

 

 

Exploring multiple facets of the death metal genre, ARKHUM simultaneously utilize classic patterns and integrate their own technical flair and sci-fi imagery on their Anno Universum debut full-length. Through a torrential flood of unique, technically-proficient and utterly corrosive death metal, the album documents war-torn stories of torment, despair and pain, born of vast, unexplored realms of the cosmos, not just here on Earth.

 

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BLEEDING FIST added to SWR Fest

April 26th, 2011
by EvilG

Slovenian chaos black metallers BLEEDING FIST have been added to this year’s edition of the annual SWR Fest in Barroselas, Portugal. The band will be playing the first day of the fest, May 29th, and will be debuting new songs from their forthcoming Devils Ferox MCD, set for release by MORIBUND on May 31st.

 

As previously reported, the Devil’s Ferox MCD will comprise five brand-new songs, including a tribute track to the legendary Death SS, and will also include an enhanced portion featuring videos for “Invocation Into Devil’s Flesh” and the EP’s title track. A video for the MCD’s “Monuments Desecration” was completed recently and can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWM-KxA8hUw

 

For more info, consult www.bleeding-fist.com, www.myspace.com/bleedingfist, and www.moribundcult.com.

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IHSAHN Confirmed For ProgPower USA

April 26th, 2011
by EvilG

Former Emperor vocalist/guitarist IHSAHN will make his first American solo appearance at ProgPower USA, scheduled September 14-17 at Center Stage in Atlanta. Confirmed by festival organizer Glenn Harveston, IHSAHN replaces Arcturus on the Friday evening lineup of the popular music festival. Tickets are nearly sold out; fans are encouraged to buy tickets now.

 

IHSAHN comments, “I am very excited to get the opportunity to play at ProgPower. My backing band, Leprous, played the festival last year and had a fantastic time. Given the nature of my solo-material, I believe this festival will be a great place to present it live. I have already performed at several festivals/shows in Europe in 2009/2010 and will do a few more this year.”

 

IHSAHN’s performance is expected to include selections from all three solo albums – The Adversary (2006), Angl (2008) and his most recent, After (2010). “As compelling as Emperor’s best,” says Decibel in a review of After in their February 2010 issue. Continuing, the magazine notes, “IHSAHN sounds as fresh as he did fifteen years ago, but with the hindsight of a grown man.” Revolver called the album, “brimming with classical, goth, prog, and eighties-metal passages.”

 

After completes IHSAHN’s planned trilogy of initial recordings. The album showcases the Norwegian icon with drummer Asgeir Mickelson (Spiral Architect), bassist Lars K. Norberg (Spiral Architect), and saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (Shining). Currently at work on his fourth album, IHSAHN confirms he is eighty percent done with the songwriting and is planning for a mid-2012 release.

 

 

Spellemann (Norwegian Grammy) Award Nominee IHSAHN (born Vegard Tveitan) began playing music at a very early age. As a teenager, his friendship with Tomas Haugen (a.k.a. Samoth) would trigger the start of his music career — one that to date includes over fifty individual recordings, five high-profile Emperor European tours (the band reaching US shores on only three occasions) and the respect of fans and peers worldwide. In mid-2009, IHSAHN gave his first live performance in Oslo supporting Opeth.

 

IHSAHN is endorsed exclusively by Ibanez Guitars, Line 6, Steinberg and Blackstar Amplification.

 

Tickets for ProgPower USA are available now via Ticketmaster.

 

http://www.ihsahn.com

http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com

http://www.progpowerusa.com

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Orphaned Land guitarist to guest with Marty Friedman for Israel concert

April 26th, 2011
by EvilG

ORPHANED LAND have made international headlines recently for their hard work to unite fans in Arabic countries through heavy metal, even giving away their most recent album, ‘The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR’, to fans in these countries (as well as the United States). Now, another exciting announcement has come from the camp as guitarist Yossi Sassi has been invited to share the stage with former Megadeth guitar virtuoso MARTY FRIEDMAN for his upcoming show in Israel on May 31st at Reading 3 Club in Tel Aviv.

 

Yossi comments, “Although I have shared stages with Metallica, Iron Maiden and many others, I’m excited more than ever to cooperate with Marty on the same stage, shoulder to shoulder. His recordings with the legendary Jason Becker were one of the milestones for me as a guitarist, through his wonderful solos with Megadeth to his current impressive solo career. Since the beginning of our relationship, Marty seems to be as pleasant and professional as one can be during mutual preperations towards the show together. I believe we’ll produce nice work together, in the upcoming show and beyond.”

 

As state above, ORPHANED LAND have posted ‘The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR’ online for download by fans in Arabic countries as well as the US. If you reside in one of these territories, visit http://www.metalarmyinternational.com to download the album for free. ORPHANED LAND was also featured on PRI’s The World as a force bonding Muslim and Jewish youth in the Middle East through the mutual love of music. Check out the story here.

 

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EXUMER announces details for new CD

April 26th, 2011
by EvilG

German thrashers EXUMER will be recording and mixing their first album release in 24 years, in Dortmund/Germany over the summer. The band has recruited legendary producer, Waldemar Sorychta (Grip Inc., Enemy of the Sun, Voodoocult, Therion, Tiamat, Moonspell etc.), to produce what will be the third EXUMER album to date. The band will enter the studio in early June and remain there throughout July to complete the recording/mixing process.

EXUMER commissioned Baptiste Treton, a French born artist who resides in Vietnam, to illustrate the new album’s artwork.

 

Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments:

“We basically took off from playing live for this entire year in order to concentrate solely on writing, recording and mixing this record. Waldemar was the most logical choice for us in regards to producing this very important album. We heard what he had done with the last SODOM album and we all agreed that he is capable of preserving the spirit of a 1980s thrash band but still make them sound relevant today. That is exactly what we envision for EXUMER. We became quite confident that we will achieve this objective after meeting Waldemar earlier this year and trust his intuition as a producer, songwriter and musician, as well as his ability to push EXUMER’s envelope when it is necessary.”

 

EXUMER began negotiating with several labels to release their upcoming CD and will announce the album’s title once a deal is closed.

 

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‘NEW NOISE ATTACK’ LOW PRICE COMPILATION ALBUM OUT NOW

April 26th, 2011
by EvilG

NEW NOISE ATTACK, a new low price compilation album featuring tracks from some of the hottest new names in metal, is out now.

NEW NOISE ATTACK features fourteen songs from some of the best up-and-coming metal artists, including a number of previously unreleased tracks and some which have not previously been available on CD.

The album is an essential compilation for all metalheads looking to stay ahead of the curve, and is the perfect sampler at just half the price of a regular new CD release.

NEW NOISE ATTACK features the following raging metal tracks:

ENFORCER – Midnight Vice
WHITE WIZZARD – Shooting Star *
CAULDRON – All Or Nothing
HOUR OF 13 – Naked Star
THE SOULLESS – Earthbound **
THE BROWNING – Standing On The Edge *
WOODS OF YPRES – I Was Buried In Mount Pleasant Cemetery
WORMROT – Erased Existence **
OCEANO – Weaponized
CEREBRAL BORE – The Bald Cadaver
AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH – This Night Is The Coroner’s
BONDED BY BLOOD – Prototype: Death Machine
SSS – Eat Me Drink Me Burn Me **
DIAMOND PLATE – Waste Of Life (Demo) **

* Previously unavailable on CD
** Previously unreleased

View the flyer for NEW NOISE ATTACK at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/newnoiseattack_flyer.jpg

NEW NOISE ATTACK is out now on CD, and is also available in a pack featuring the CD along with any t-shirt from any of the bands featured on the album.

Get NEW NOISE ATTACK now in Europe at http://j.mp/fcMVTX or in North America at http://j.mp/dX4yO3

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Barn Burner announces “Bangers II: Scum of the Earth”; new track posted

April 26th, 2011
by EvilG

With the volume, technicality and intensity that embodies heavy metal and the overarching catchiness and longevity of stoner and classic rock, Barn Burner capture a signature sound that cannot be easily placed or categorized. Cultivating the principles of partying and the everlasting might of the riff, Barn Burner creates a live atmosphere that render an audience incapable of standing still. Whether it is giving your best friend a well-deserved swill of beer or lovingly smashing the bottle over his head to the sound of a ruthless riff, Barn Burner will fulfill the demands of its listeners. Having finished their second record and follow up to the critically acclaimed Bangers, Barn Burner are prepared to unleash something more fierce.

 

The debut single from the album, Keg Stand and Deliver, can be heard NOW on www.metalblade.com/barnburner. Pre-orders are also available, including a t-shirt/CD bundle.

 

The upcoming release of their second full-length record, entitled Bangers II: Scum of the Earth, saw Barn Burner teaming up with producer/engineer Adrian Popovich once again (Tricky Woo, Priestess, Sam Roberts, The Dears, and Sebastian Grainger) to create a truly original heavy metal record. While maintaining some of the core aspects of their previous record, Barn Burner have captured something more intense, taking steps to create an album more dynamic then their last. Having already toured Canada, the U.S. and Europe with the likes of Priestess, Bison B.C., and 3 inches of Blood, Barn Burner intend to continue its war path in support of the Metal Blade release of Bangers II.

 

Vocalist/guitarist Kevin Keegan tells us “we will be hitting the road with 3 inches of Blood and Cancer Bats in May in Canada so look forward to us bothering you for a place to stay on our way across Canada with a couple of the most killer bands this country has to offer. Let’s party!”

 

The band has also confirmed a run of headlining US shows along the west coast. All current dates are listed below.

 

BARN BURNER

Tour w/ 3 Inches Of Blood, Caner Bats 05/16 Trois-Rivieres, QC Le Dartagnan

05/17 Ottawa, ON Ritual Nightclub

05/18 Kingston, ON Time To Laugh Comedy Club

05/19 Toronto, ON The Mod Club Theatre

05/20 London, ON Rumrunners

05/21 Sudbury, ON Jubilee Hall

05/24 Regina, SK The Distrikt

05/25 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room

05/26 Calgary, AB The Gateway bar – SAIT Campus

05/27 Kelowna, BC Flashbacks

05/28 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theatre

05/29 Victoria, BC Sugar Nightclub

End Tour

06/02 Seattle, WA El Corazon

06/03 Salem, OR The Wasteland 7 Thirty

06/04 Arcata, CA The Alibi

06/06 Crockett, CA Toots Tavern

06/07 Anaheim, CA Doll Hut

06/08 San Diego, CA The Ruby Room

06/09 Monterey, CA Jose’s Underground Lounge

06/10 Sacramento, CA On the Y

06/11 Redding, CA Bombay’s Bar

06/12 Medford, OR Music Head

06/14 Spokane, WA The Hop

06/15 Tacoma, WA Hell’s Kitchen

 

“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

 

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

 

“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

 

http://www.metalblade.com/barnburner

http://www.myspace.com/theinfamousbarnburner

http://www.facebook.com/theinfamousbarnburner

http://www.youtube.com/bernardburner

http://twitter.com/barnburnermtl

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