CIPHER SYSTEM recording sophomore album: “Communicate the Storms”

February 7th, 2011
by EvilG

Swedish melodic death metallers CIPHER SYSTEM have uploaded the first videos from the recording of their sophomore album, “Communicate The Storms” which is believed to be among most melodic death metal fans top 3 albums of 2011.
Mixing will once again be handled by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg (Sweden) in the beginning of April.

Here are the links to the videos where you can hear the new singer Carl for the first time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huC58PF70i4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1KSizo2iKI

No contract has yet been signed for the upcoming album so interested parties should get in contact with the band at: info@uprising.se
According to the band, “The music direction hasn’t changed that much since [the release of 2004’s debut, ‘Central Tunnel Eight’], so it’s still melodic death metal we are talking about.” Song titles set to appear on the CD include “A Lesson Learned”, “End My Path”, “Forget To Forgive”, “Objection”, “The Failure Start” and “Project Life Collapse”.

CIPHER SYSTEM is:

Carl Obbel – Vocals
Johan Eskilsson – Guitar (Ex Dead by April)
Andreas Allenmark – Guitar (Ex Anata)
Henric Carlsson – Bass (Ex Nightrage)
Emil Frisk – Drums
Peter Engström – Keyboards

“Central Tunnel Eight” was released in November 2004 through Lifeforce Records.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ciphersystem
Myspace: www.myspace.com/ciphersystem

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TO CAST A SHADOW: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

February 7th, 2011
by EvilG

TO CAST A SHADOW: 'In Memory Of'

TO CAST A SHADOW: 'In Memory Of'

TO CAST A SHADOW’s highly anticipated new full-length album “In Memory Of” will be released on February 14 via Kolony Records. The band’s sophomore opus, following the acclaimed debut “All Alone” (2007), is now available for streaming in its entirety at InvisibleOranges.com (Note: the stream will only be available from February 7 until February 20).

The CD was recorded at Hamar Recordings in Norway with producer Kristian Sigland (THE CREST, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY) and was mastered at Leon Music Studio in Sweden by Rikard Lofgren.
“In Memory Of” track listing:
01. Tormented
02. Morose
03. Nightfall
04. Oceans Apart
05. Betula
06. My Misery
07. When You Leave the Room
08. Set Afire
09. The Answer
10. In Memory Of

The cover art for the album was created by Matthew Vickerstaff of Darkwave Art and can be viewed below.

For more information: www.tocastashadow.com

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WORMROT DEBUT THE NEW TRACK, “ERASED EXISTENCE,” ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES

February 7th, 2011
by EvilG

WORMROT have debuted another new track from their forthcoming release, DIRGE. Entitled, “ERASED EXISTENCE,” this new track is short, speedy, brutal and ugly — just the way grindcore should be. Listen to it here:

DIRGE will be available this spring on EARACHE RECORDS.

The Dirge Across America tour will take WORMROT from coast to coast in the months of March and April of this year. Appearances at the highly anticipated Scion Rock Fest and SXSW music festival will be among many of the tour’s major highlights to come. Here are the dates:

Mar 03 – San Diego, CA – The Ruby Room
Mar 04 – Los Angeles, CA – The Blvd.
Mar 05 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House (Scion Rock Fest)
Mar 06 – Oakland, Ca – Hazmat Warehouse
Mar 07 – Sacramento, CA – On The Y
Mar 08 – Reno, NV – Ground Zero (House Show)
Mar 10 – Portland, OR – Red Room
Mar 11 – Seattle, WA – The Morgue
Mar 12 – Boise, ID – The Shredder
Mar 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Raunch Records
Mar 14 – Cheyenne, WY – Ernie November (In-store)
Mar 15 – Denver, CO – Blast-O-Mat
Mar 17 – Austin, TX – Lipps Lounge
Mar 18 – Austin, TX – Lovejoys

w/TOMBS

Mar 22 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
Mar 23 – Panama City, FL – C-Level
Mar 24 – Tampa, FL – Ransitions Art Gallery
Mar 25 – Miami, FL – Churchill’s Pub
Mar 26 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
Mar 27 – Atlanta, GA – Archive Gallery
Mar 28 – Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
Mar 29 – Richmond, VA – Gallery 5
Mar 30 – Washington, DC – The Red Door
Mar 31 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Apr 01 – Worcester, MA – Club Oasis
Apr 02 – Brockton, MA – O’Brien’s Pub

Apr 05 – Peeksill, NY – Popeye’s
Apr 07 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
Apr 08 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
Apr 09 – Chicago, IL – Memories
Apr 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad planet
Apr 12 – Columbia, MO – Sideshow
Apr 13 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory

More dates will be announced soon.

View the tour flyer here: http://wormrot.tumblr.com/post/3119219000/us-tour-poster-2011-more-dates-to-be-added

If you’ve ever wanted to hear WORMROT slowed down, check out a video of the band having to play two “mellowed” songs from their set list for event permit officers in Vietnam at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z2uunEs01k

WORMROT‘s debut album, ABUSE, is available now worldwide featuring 23 tracks of pure, world-class grindcore.  Get the album now in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_733

ABUSE is also available worldwide on iTunes with an incredible 34 bonus tracks at http://itunes.apple.com/album/abuse/id363581828

For more WORMROT news and info, head to:

MySpacehttp://www.myspace.com/wormrotgrind
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Wormrot/237638635639
Tumblrhttp://wormrot.tumblr.com
Twitterhttp://twitter.com/Wormrot

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Metal Storm Awards 2010

February 7th, 2011
by EvilG
Metal Storm Awards 2010

Metal Storm Awards 2010

The Metal Storm (metalstorm.net) Awards 2010 are now open for February. Voting will close the last day of the month, with the results revealed March the 1st. Metal Storm is one of the world’s largest metal webzines, and each year since 2004 they have run annual awards in February, where thousands of people vote for their favourite albums.

Check out the awards page here: http://www.metalstorm.net/awards/index.php

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BONDED BY BLOOD Live Concert Footage Available

February 7th, 2011
by EvilG

BONDED BY BLOOD has posted a multi-camera live concert that was filmed at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago IL by UVTV (http://www.undergroundvideotelevision.com) . The video features high quality audio that was professionally multitracked and mixed. The setlist for the show is as follows:

1: Mind Pollution

2: Prototype: Death Machine

3: Another Disease

4: Exiled To Earth

5: Immortal Life

6: Psychotic Pulse

7: Feed The Beast

The full concert is available below, at the UVTV website, and on iTunes

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Legendary UK doom metallers CATHEDRAL call it quits

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG
Cathedral (2010)

Cathedral (2010)

Their statement reads as follows:

After a twenty-one year career, Cathedral announce their forthcoming retirement from the scene. The band will make their exit from the live arena at the end of this year and plan to record one final studio album to be released in 2012.

According to vocalist Lee Dorrian: “It’s simply time for us to bow out. Twenty-one years is a very long time and it’s almost a miracle that we managed to come this far! We’ve had a great time during Cathedral’s existence and it has literally been our life. It’s just time to move on and leave our recorded legacy to linger”.

Since forming in 1990 the band have released nine studio albums and several EP’s. A large part of their career was spent recording for Earache Records, debuting with the landmark 1991 Doom Metal classic Forest of Equilibrium. This was followed by the seminal 1993 Ethereal Mirror album which was released by Columbia records in America to large critical acclaim.

More recently Cathedral have continued to expand on their overall sound, releasing two albums for the Nuclear Blast label. Dorrian continues: “Our latest album The Guessing Game is exactly where we wanted to be after all this time. Staying in one place, being repetitive and predictable is something we wanted to avoid right from the off.”

The band’s uncompromising individual style has gained them a large cult-following around the world. They recently reunited with the original line-up for their twentieth anniversary concert to perform their aforementioned debut in its entirety. They are scheduled to make several final live appearances 2011, including dates in Japan and at the Maryland Deathfest. More dates will follow including a farewell London show later in the year.

Dorrian concludes: “We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to those special people who have supported Cathedral over the years. It may sound like a cliché but it’s certainly true – we simply wouldn’t have been able to do it without you, thanks!”

CATHEDRAL Call It Quits

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Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2011 at 14:15:47 EST

Legendary UK doom metallers CATHEDRAL have called it quits.

Their statement reads as follows:

After a twenty-one year career, Cathedral announce their forthcoming retirement from the scene. The band will make their exit from the live arena at the end of this year and plan to record one final studio album to be released in 2012.

According to vocalist Lee Dorrian: “It’s simply time for us to bow out. Twenty-one years is a very long time and it’s almost a miracle that we managed to come this far! We’ve had a great time during Cathedral’s existence and it has literally been our life. It’s just time to move on and leave our recorded legacy to linger”.

Since forming in 1990 the band have released nine studio albums and several EP’s. A large part of their career was spent recording for Earache Records, debuting with the landmark 1991 Doom Metal classic Forest of Equilibrium. This was followed by the seminal 1993 Ethereal Mirror album which was released by Columbia records in America to large critical acclaim.

More recently Cathedral have continued to expand on their overall sound, releasing two albums for the Nuclear Blast label. Dorrian continues: “Our latest album The Guessing Game is exactly where we wanted to be after all this time. Staying in one place, being repetitive and predictable is something we wanted to avoid right from the off.”

The band’s uncompromising individual style has gained them a large cult-following around the world. They recently reunited with the original line-up for their twentieth anniversary concert to perform their aforementioned debut in its entirety. They are scheduled to make several final live appearances 2011, including dates in Japan and at the Maryland Deathfest. More dates will follow including a farewell London show later in the year.

Dorrian concludes: “We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to those special people who have supported Cathedral over the years. It may sound like a cliché but it’s certainly true – we simply wouldn’t have been able to do it without you, thanks!”

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Ragdolls: video interview with Vikki Violence

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG

Ragdolls has uploaded a nine-minute video interview with lead singer Vikki Violence, conducted by italian webzine Informazione Metal. You can watch the footage at this location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxNfJD9NJ40. Ragdolls’s new album, “Dead Girls Don’t Say No”, is scheduled for release on February 25th through logic(il)logic Records. Ragdolls will headline a short tour of Italy in march:

march 03 – Jack The Ripper, Roncà (VR) + Superhorrorfuck

march 04 – Rock N’ Roll Arena, Romagnano Sesia (NO) + guest

march 05 – Rock N’ Roll, Rho (MI) + guest

www.myspace.com/ragdollsvbg

www.streetsymphonies.com/logicillogic

www.informazionemetal.blogspot.com

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Announcing the launch of Indie Label Metal Mantra Records

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG
Metal Mantra Records

Metal Mantra Records

Heavy Metal enthusiasts had a prayer answered recently with the launching of Indie Label Metal Mantra Records, LLC, based in Bucks County.

This upstart record label is catering to the genre that is responsible for  many others, most of which thrive today, all around the world. With strict focus on what they call ‘Pure Metal’, Metal Mantra Records is reigniting  a flame that has been fading in the local scene, for some time.

While the grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of Heavy Metal flourish, their forefathers, having earned an eternal place in the World of Metal, are scaling back on touring, recording, likely in preparation for them enjoy their Golden Years,  which they richly deserve.  With only a modicum of bands from the local or underground scenes who exhibit that classic style and sound, the ‘Pure’ Metal genre risks extinction. As the waves of ‘modern metal’ such as Black, Core, Death, Screamo, etc., and all that spawns from them, are breaking on the shores of listeners, the foundation from which they are rooted has had few additions to its structure.

Bands like Slipknot, approaching their 3rd decade have Disturbed, and Korn following in their footsteps. The sounds of Morbid Angel  already in their 3rd decade, will live on through the efforts of  Autopsy, and God Dethroned. In countries around the Globe, the mid-range guitars and ‘tin’ sounding drums of Black Metal is as prevalent as the breeze, and show no signs of fading. Multi-faceted bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Children Of Bodom, Avenged Sevenfold, and female fronted performers such as The Agonist, Holy Moses, Straight Line Stitch, Arch Enemy, and the like, demonstrate an ever-popular blending of styles and sounds, that are becoming as standard, as they were recently unique.

Meanwhile those who have stood the test of time, forge ahead like the Champions they are. Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Overkill, Ozzy, and Motorhead watch as their partners fade; King Diamond/Mercyful Fate, Scorpions, Ritchie Blackmore, and  Twisted Sister,  or pass on completely; Dio, Schudiner, Steele, Chris Dudek ,Phil Kennemore. Glimmers of hope appear with the return of Megadeth, Accept, Manowar, and Kreator. Though these well respected, tireless, pioneers of all things Metal press onward, who is waiting in the wings? Who will carry the flag, and defend the faith once Father Time has deemed it necessary to retire the Metal Elite?

With the launching of Metal Mantra Records comes a commitment to provide, even on a local, ‘underground’ scale, an opportunity for bands with a traditional Metal sound to be heard.  Info taken from the company Bio states, “ METAL MANTRA RECORDS is focused on ‘Pure’ HEAVY METAL and it’s immediate sub-genres*, is personally funded by the owners, and believe that the majority of earnings attributed to a creative piece, should be paid to the Artist(s). As such, METAL MANTRA RECORDS offers to work with METAL Artists after close scrutiny of their operational processes…….Decades of experience, trial and error has produced a fresh and innovative approach to the business. Gone are the days of Artists signing away rights and royalties of their creations, or having to pay out of pocket for sub-par production.”

The up-and-coming Label defines ‘Pure Metal and it’s immediate sub-genres’ as: Classic, Progressive, Power, Speed, Thrash, and Doom Metal, and emphatically state they, “openly support all forms of METAL, and music in general.”, choosing to direct their energy, helping to re-build ‘Pure’ Metal, beginning on a local level.

Metal Mantra Records is currently involved in active negotiations with companies on several Continents, in an effort to secure distribution deals so the sound of ‘Pure’ Metal once again reaches Metal listeners, World Wide. A spokesperson for the label said, “We’re on a conference call this Friday(2/4) with a German Record Company, and are confident we’ll be announcing that we’ve reached an agreement with them, soon after.” One thing is certain; After this is achieved, once again the Flag of Heavy Metal will fly high for all to see.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Metal-Mantra-Records-LLC/162894500424563
http://www.reverbnation.com/label/metalmantrarecords
http://www.myspace.com/560993391

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Tangent Plane – Project Elimi :: UNVEIL COVER ARTWORK + TRACK LIST

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG
Tangent Plane - Project Elimi

Tangent Plane - Project Elimi

The cover artwork and track listing of TANGENT PLANE’s new album PROJECT ELIMI have been unveiled. The second effort from Germany’s premiere progressive power metaller’s will be released on March 25 via 7HARD Records.

The album cover made by Jonas Kawalek (Mystic Prophecy, Devils Train, etc.)

Mixed and mastered by C. Schmid and R.D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Suicidal Angels, Orden Ogan, Eldritch, etc.)

Track Listing:

1. One Month in Real-Time

2. One with the Lies

3. Ice Age

4. Borrow me your Dullness

5. Do You Live

6. Deadborn

7. One Moment and the Murder after

8. Project Elimi

Progressive Power Metal :: Over 76 min. running time – value for money!

THE CRUSADES CONTINUES :: SO FAR – PROG ON!

Check for news:

www.tanget-plane.de

www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Tangent-Plane/173516582693543

www.7hard.com

www.rockngrowl.com

www.trendxl.de

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PATHOLOGY NAMES NEW VOCALIST; GUITARIST RETURNS; BAND GETS BACK TO THE ROAD OPENING FOR DEICIDE THIS MONTH

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG

2010 was a volatile year for San Diego’s Pathology. While it saw the band releasing their Victory Records debut, Legacy of the Ancients and doing three tours alongside Nile, Immolation/Vader and Destroyer 666, the group was plagued by a rotation of fill-in singers and ultimately a horrible van accident that derailed the band from continuing.

Since that tragic event November 10th, the guys have been putting things back in order. In addition to a new van, trailer and gear, Pathology has also enlisted a new full-time vocalist to replace original voice Matti Way, who was unable to tour with the band. Jonathan Huber, formerly of I Declare War, has taken over duties as front-man for Pathology. In addition to his stellar vocal capabilities, Jonathan proved to have the right attitude and presence that won him the spot.

“I’m very honored and feel very privileged to now be a part of the Pathology family,” stated Jonathan. “After being a fan of theirs for three years, being in the band is pretty surreal. I look forward to touring and recording with the band, and thank them for this opportunity.”

In addition, the band has welcomed back guitarist Tim Tiszczenko, who stepped down mid-way through the touring cycle. Tim joins his replacement guitarist Kevin Schwartz for a dual-guitar assault. Both guitar players have also been writing new material in the downtime, bringing a whole new level of intensity to the band.

Drummer Dave Astor has this to say, “I am happy to have Tim back in the band. He is a big part of the Pathology sound. He’s had time to reconsider and is fully committed now. It’s the right thing. I’m excited to be working with him again.”

Fans can see the new lineup beginning mid-month as they will open for DEICIDE and BELPHEGOR (tour dates below).

“I’m very excited to get back on the road,” responded Dave. “We have been working hard to get things back in working order after our car wreck and I am thrilled to be playing again and am looking forward to showing the fans the new lineup.  I have always been a big fan of Deicide. I remember seeing and meeting them in 1992 on Halloween here in San Diego. So to be touring with them 19 years later is very cool! We play very early on this tour so make sure to get there and catch our set.”

Headlining date:

2/14      Cahootenanny’s – Johnson City, TN

Tour with Deicide, Belphegor, Blackguard, Neuraxis

2/15      The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

2/16      Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

2/17      Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

2/18      The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

2/19      Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

2/20      The Palladium – Worcester, MA

2/21      The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

2/22      Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QU

2/23      Café Campus – Montreal, QU

2/24      Music Hall – London, ON

2/25      Opera House – Toronto, ON

2/26      Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

2/27      Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

2/28      Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY

3/1        Marquee – Oklahoma City, OK

3/2        Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO

3/4        El Corazon – Seattle, WA

3/5        Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

3/6        Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA

3/7        Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV

3/8        The Key Club – W. Hollywood, CA

3/9        Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

3/10      Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

For more information on PATHOLOGY, please visit:

www.myspace.com/pathologydm

www.victorypresscenter.com/pathology

www.victoryrecords.com/artists/pathology

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DOOM IN JUNE II FESTIVAL – Saturday, June 4th, 2011

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG

DOOM IN JUNE II FESTIVAL – Saturday, June 4th, 2011 – The Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas – Lineup announced

As promised the celebrated DOOM IN JUNE FEST returns for the Second Annual homage to some of the coolest names in Doom and Stoner Rock Saturday, June 4th, 2011. Last year’s inaugural show was a fun-filled day of some great music that saw people congregating to Las Vegas from around the world. This year Salem Rose Music gives you another dose.

Following a similar format Doom In June II Fest kicks off the summer the first weekend of June (Sat. June 4th) with 15 confirmed bands – some longtime established names and an opportunity to catch some of the brightest young talents – in a carefree, good time environment at the infamous longtime rock club The Cheyenne Saloon (3103 N. Rancho Blvd.).

Set to perform are SOLITUDE AETURNUS, HOODED MENANCE (from Finland), STONE AXE, WO FAT, DUSTED ANGEL, LEECHES OF LORE, WHITE WITCH CANYON, HALLOWED ENGINE, STONEHELM, METH LEPPARD, PSILOCYBIN, …OF THE HORIZON, CROWNED BY FIRE, THE SWAMP DONKEY and locals DEAD NEON.

Doors open at noon with bands performing for 12 hours on one stage. Tickets now on sale at www.brownpapertickets.com for only $25 advance.

For more information email salemrosemusic@aol.com or visit us on Facebook  or www.myspace.com/doominjune

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THE FAMINE POSTS FIFTH BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO BLOG‘

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG

TEXAS – Dallas/Ft. Worth-based brutal death metal act, The Famine, has posted a new behind-the-scenes video blog on the Solid State Records YouTube channel, in anticipation of its forthcoming full-length, The Architects of Guilt.  The fifth installment of the in-studio series, entitled “Studio Session Shenanigans”, recaps the numerous gags, pranks, and bloopers that took place during the The Architects of Guilt Dallas recording sessions last summer.  From the infamous, Satan’s Blood hot sauce, to airsoft gun shots to the back of the head, to cupcakes filled with year-old shaven beard hair, all the action can be seen online now at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUlAyL9hFMA.

The Architects of Guilt, The Famine’s sophomore Solid State Records release, will hit stores on February 15th.

The first four in-studio video blogs can still be seen online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avjKz9OVVPMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skb7zdwLsTEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwN7GQzY4ec, and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tLNbQsuggk, while four brand new songs from The Architects of Guilt, “A Fragile Peace”, “The New Hell”, “VII The Fraudulent”, and “Ad Mortem”, are currently streaming on the band’s official MySpace page at: http://www.myspace.com/thefaminedestroys.            A video trailer for the forthcoming album can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufYjsMFFTSA.
The track list for The Architects of Guilt is…1. The New Hell
2. Ad Mortem
3. We Are The Wolves
4. Turner Classic Diaries
5. Bigger Cages, Longer Chains!6. The Crown and The Holy See
7. VII The Fraudulent
8. A Pavement Of Good Intentions
9. A Fragile Peace
10. Pyrithion House
11. To The Teeth

The Architects of Guilt
can be pre-ordered through the Solid State Records webstore at: http://zambooie.com/solidstate/detail.tpl?sku=SSRCD95282, while a special CD/t-shirt combo pre-order is also available at: http://zambooie.com/solidstate/detail.tpl?sku=SSRCOMBO95282.
“Ad Mortem”, the album’s first single, is now available for download on iTunes at: http://www.solidstaterecords.com/itunes_links/the_famine_ad_mortem.php, or on Amazon.com at: http://www.solidstaterecords.com/itunes_links/the_famine_ad_mortem_amazon.php.
The music video for “Ad Mortem” will premiere next week.

Stay tuned for more information on The Famine and The Architects of Guilt.

The Famine is…
Nick Nowell – vocals
Andrew Godwin – guitar
Mark Garza – drums
Jon Richardson – bass

The Famine online…www.thefaminedestroys.comwww.myspace.com/thefaminedestroyswww.facebook.com/thefaminedestroyswww.solidstaterecords.com

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MONSTERWORKS: Image is Nothing; Metal is Everything

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG

The entity known as Monsterworks began as a death metal organism (metallicum necronominominom) spawned in a primordial swamp and went on to evolve into the sophisticated supermetal machine (uber-ferrous tonka) it is today in the fleeting span of 3.5 billion years. This incubation period has resulted in a genus that communicates through an intriguing musical blend borrowing from the best of proto-thrash, death and traditional metal.

Consisting of Hugo (bass), James (drums), Marcus (lead guitar) and Jon (guitar/vocals), Monsterworks has thrown all its collective experience into a new and ambitious slab of granite joy: The God Album; a philosophical journey navigating the woes of religion and its implications for the modern world. Monsterworks has been described as “thinking man’s metal”, a label to be proud of insofar as one can distinguish the message among the roaring and screaming that characterizes its sound.

Vocalist Jon (also vocalist/lyricist for Chicago based metal band The Living Fields) says “since the release of our heavy metal space adventure concept albums: Spacial Operations and Singularity, I was intrigued with the idea of ‘themed’ records rather than straight narrative stories. This new album has something to say from a few different angles and I hope it will reinforce the importance of critical thinking and the dangers of blind faith. We live in an age of great technological achievement, yet a significant part of the populations of supposedly modern industrialised nations believe that the Earth is six thousand years old. There is something profoundly bizarre about that. It is worth having a cup of tea or a few beers and pondering whilst listening to The God Album.”

Monsterworks has been compared with Strapping Young Lad, 3 Inches of Blood, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Death Angel.

Everything You Believe is a Lie

Monomythic

Reprieve

The Enemy of My Enemy

Origin

False Miracle

God

Let It Go

(Hymn of) Fire

The God Album is released through Casket Music on 28 February 2011 (UK) and 8 March 2011 (USA), distributed by PHD worldwide.

Check out “Let It Go” from The God Album at:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR0SaOct30Y

Official website: www.supermetal.net

Myspace: www.myspace.com/monsterworks

Facebook: www.facebook.com/monsterworks

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HEAVY ARTILLERY TO RELEASE “METAL VENEGENACE” BY EVIL SURVIVES

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG

Following the release of their sophomore album Powerkiller, Canadian heavy metal heroes EVIL SURVIVES strike back with another entry in the HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS discography with a reissue of their debut Metal Vengeance. Available for the first time ever on CD and digital formats, Metal Vengeance was originally released by renowned Canadian vinyl-only metal label War On Music. Metal Vengeance will be re-released world wide on March 22nd 2011.

Based out Winnipeg, Manitoba EVIL SURVIVES first began spreading their metallic mayhem when the in the summer of 2006 Front man Karl “Axe n’ Smash” Warkentin and guitarist Adrian Riff began the arduous task of recruiting like minded metal heads. Finally after three months the search was complete and EVIL SURVIVES was born. By June 2008 EVIL SURVIVES made its first performance- by no coincidence…but fate! – outside of an Iron Maiden concert in their home town of Winnipeg.  Less than a month later, EVIL SURVIVES entered the studio to record their debut full length album Metal Vengeance released exclusively on vinyl on War on Music.

On the heels of a growing renown, EVIL SURVIVES were right back in studio by the end of 2009 to record their second full length album, entitled Powerkiller, released by War on Music on vinyl and limited edition cassette. Mixed entirely in analog, the master reels contained over 40 minutes of driving NWOBHM worship, sounding like 1985-2009 never even happened.  Powerkiller caught the attention of New York metal merchants HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS who will be released the album on CD and digitally on October 12th 2010.

Touring non-stop across Canada and beyond, EVIL SURVIVES quickly gained a reputation as a ripping live act, with piercing croons, guitar heroics, shotgun bass, and wild antics. Taking the torch from those who came before them, EVIL SURVIVES are positioned to become a leading force for the fight for the rightful return of Heavy Metal… and the execution of false metal everywhere.

Listen to EVIL SURVIVES at www.myspace.com/evilsurvives

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Dead of Night Releases New Demos – Featuring Past and Present Members of Shadows Fall, Unearth, and More

February 6th, 2011
by EvilG

Combining modern hard rock and metal with powerful vocals, huge driving guitars, and a massive rhythm section, DEAD OF NIGHT is poised to destroy the current stale world of rock. With a strong focus on the melodic elements of the 80’s, the dark harmonies of the 90’s and a new modern twist, they have teamed up to deliver a familiar, but original sound. DEAD OF NIGHT is comprised of seasoned musicians Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall), Jon Donais (Shadows Fall), Derek Kerswill (ex-Unearth, ex-Seemless, Kingdom Of Sorrow), Jeff Fultz (ex-Seemless) and newly announced singer Jason Witte (ex-Goaded).

Demos of new DEAD OF NIGHT music have recently surfaced. Fans can listen to the tracks at the band’s MySpace and Facebook pages. Recorded by the band and mixed by Chris “Zeuss” Harris, DEAD OF NIGHT conjure sounds of classic metal and rock influences such as early Metallica, Motley Crue, Alice In Chains and even Whitesnake, yet still maintain a modern edge that is clearly heard in songs such as ‘Shades of Grey’ and ‘In Your Hands’.

“There are too many bands out there with one radio-friendly song and nine throw-away tracks just to fill up an album,” states Jason Donias.

“We want our audience to be blown away with each and every song,” adds Matt Bachand. “This project has been a lot of fun as it is quite a departure from what we usually do musically, we are all looking forward to getting on the stage and showing the world what DEAD OF NIGHT is all about.”

The band has yet to debut the material live, but plan on scheduling some regional shows soon. To learn more about DEAD OF NIGHT, visit these sites below:

http://www.facebook.com/deadofnightband

http://www.myspace.com/officialdeadofnightband

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