Blind Guardian – North American tour dates confirmed

September 8th, 2010
by EvilG
BLIND GUARDIAN

BLIND GUARDIAN

Triumphantly returning to North American shores in support of the Billboard-charting new album At The Edge Of Time, we are pleased to announce the western hemisphere’s portion of the Sacred Worlds And Songs Divine 2010 World Tour, commencing on November 19th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and concluding on December 22nd in West Springfield, Virginia.  Support acts are California’s Holy Grail and Florida’s Seven Kingdoms.

Hansi checks in from the secret Blind Guardian bunker about the upcoming trek:

“Christmas will be a little earlier this year, ‘cause The Guardian is coming to town in November and December!  The band is really excited to announce this upcoming tour.  Finally, we will get the chance to preach our Sacred Words and play our Songs Divine somewhere near your neighborhood.  We have prepared a nice package of music and bands for our Northern American followers.  Our friends from Holy Grail and Seven Kingdoms will join us on this glorious mission and will have their part in these magical nights to come.  Both bands are underground now, but I can feel that the future is theirs. They really carry the spirit of a new American Power Metal generation.  Touring the U.S. and Canada does always means a tremendous amount of fun, so we are really anxious to see if the people in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and Albuquerque – where we have not played before – can scream as loud as their brothers and sisters in New York, Quebec, Toronto, or Hollywood.  We’ll soon find out when we meet you at the edge of time.

“Of course, we have to arrange some time in between playing and traveling for some Christmas gift shopping.  I am sure I will find plenty of cool Star Wars action figures and I am already aware of some great Christmas shops near Washington where I will be able to get some great atypical Christmas tree ornaments.  Strange worlds we are living in: The funniest ones sometimes have been produced in Germany, where you can’t  get them in stores, so the U.S./Canada trip definitely pays off.

“As for books: Last time we ended up in Portland for a day, and whether I’ll make it to Powell’s (City of) Books, you never know.  All in all, I have far too many books which I  have not yet read, but I am constantly working on it.  Since I am getting older and the saying is: “The older you get, the less sleep you need,” I am very optimistic I will manage to read them all when the nights are getting shorter.”

Confirmed North American dates for the Sacred Worlds And Songs Divine Tour are as follows:

Date City Venue Country
2010-11-19
Blind Guardian in Philadelphia, PA
The Trocadero Theatre
United States
Address: 1003 Arch Street. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-11-20
Blind Guardian in New York City, NY
Nokia Theatre Times Square
United States
Address: 1515 Broadway at W. 44th Street. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-11-21
Blind Guardian in Worcester, MA
The Palladium
United States
Address: 261 Main Street. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-11-23
Blind Guardian in Montreal, QC
Metropolis
Canada
Address: 59 Rue Sainte-Catherine East. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-11-25
Blind Guardian in Quebec City, QC
Théâtre Capitole
Canada
Address: 972 Rue Saint-Jean. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-11-26
Blind Guardian in Toronto, ON
Kool Haus
Canada
Address: 132 Queens Quay East. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-11-27
Blind Guardian in Royal Oak, MI
Royal Oak Music Theatre
United States
Address: 318 West 4th Street. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-11-29
Blind Guardian in Chicago, IL
Bottom Lounge
United States
Address: 1375 West Lake Street. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-11-30
Blind Guardian in Minneapolis, MN
Cabooze
United States
Address: 917 Cedar Avenue. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-12-01
Blind Guardian in Winnipeg, MB
The Garrick Centre
Canada
Address: 330 Garry Street. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-12-03
Blind Guardian in Calgary, AB
MacEwan Ballroom
Canada
Address: 2500 University Drive Northwest. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-12-04
Blind Guardian in Edmonton, AB
The Starlite Room
Canada
Address: 10030 102 Street Northwest. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-12-06
Blind Guardian in Seattle, WA
Showbox at the Market
United States
Address: 1426 1st Avenue. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-12-08
Blind Guardian in San Francisco, CA
The Regency Ballroom
United States
Address: 1290 Sutter St.. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-12-09
Blind Guardian in Los Angeles, CA
The Music Box at Henry Fonda Theater
United States
Address: 6126 Hollywood Blvd.. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-12-10
Blind Guardian in Tempe, AZ
Marquee Theatre
United States
Address: 730 North Mill Avenue. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-12-11
Blind Guardian in Albuquerque, NM
Sunshine Theatre
United States
Address: 120 Central Avenue Southwest. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-12-12
Blind Guardian in Denver, CO
Bluebird Theatre
United States
Address: 3317 East Colfax Avenue. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-12-14
Blind Guardian in Dallas, TX
Trees
United States
Address: 2709 Elm Street. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-12-15
Blind Guardian in San Antonio, TX
Scout Bar
United States
Address: 19314 US Highway 281 N # 110. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-12-17
Blind Guardian in Asheville, NC
The Orange Peel
United States
Address: 101 Biltmore Avenue. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-12-18
Blind Guardian in St. Petersburg, FL
The State Theatre
United States
Address: 687 Central Avenue. Florida Power Fest
2010-12-19
Blind Guardian in Atlanta, GA
The Masquerade
United States
Address: 695 North Ave Northeast. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-12-21
Blind Guardian in Raleigh, NC
Lincoln Theatre
United States
Address: 126 East Cabarrus Street. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
2010-12-22
Blind Guardian in Springfield, VA
Jaxx Nightclub
United States
Address: 6355 Rolling Road. Support acts: Holy Grail, Seven Kingdoms
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RALF SCHEEPERS / PRIMAL FEAR Sept. News Update

September 8th, 2010
by EvilG
RALF SCHEEPERS

RALF SCHEEPERS

Swedish guitarist Magnus Karlsson (PRIMAL FEAR, STARBREAKER, LAST TRIBE) has finished laying down his parts for the forthcoming solo album from Ralf Scheepers of German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR. According to a posting on the PRIMAL FEAR web site, “Magnus delivered his guitar parts on some songs of the album and did a killer job as always. Just some more lead guitars are missing by some other great players and we’re ready to mix the album after the forthcoming [PRIMAL FEAR] European tour!”

As previously reported, powerhouse American vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens (HAIL!, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will make a guest appearance on Scheepers’ forthcoming CD. Owens will be heard dueting with Scheepers in the track “Remission Of Sin”. Other guest musicians expected to appear on the album include Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (DIMMU BORGIR, THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) on drums, Sander Gommans (AFTER FOREVER, HDK) on guitar and PRIMAL FEAR’s Mat Sinner playing bass on the entire LP and producing. A photo shoot with Alex Kuehr for the CD’s cover took place in early July in Germany.

In a recent interview with the “Metalzone” radio show (web site) with Kostas Purevil Kyriakakis and Helena Mihailidou, Scheepers revealed that his upcoming solo album will include a remake of his song “Saints Of Rock” from Scheepers’ pre-PRIMAL FEAR band TYRAN PACE and a cover version of “Before The Dawn’ from JUDAS PRIEST. “‘Saints Of Rock’ is gonna be, of course, a little bit more modern than it was [when the original version was recorded] in 1986,” he explained. “I mean, right now we have much more possibilities to make songs sound a little bit more modern, starting with the drum sound and the bass sounds — having a much more distorted sound.” He added, “I think ‘Before The Dawn’ pretty much is a [straight] cover — [there’s] just a little more orchestral things going on, I have more strings in the song compared to the JUDAS PRIEST [original]. Back then there wasn’t much strings going on. I think they even have a piano [in the original version], which I don’t have. I have strings and I have this atmosphere stuff going on. Vocal-wise, I just added a harmony at the last bridge before last chorus, I added a harmony which is not on the original, but that’s the basic difference.”

In a June 2010 interview with Metal Assault, Scheepers stated about the musical direction of his forthcoming solo CD, “It’s more diverse [than PRIMAL FEAR], you can say.” He added, “In the beginning I had those ballads that we couldn’t use for PRIMAL FEAR because they might be too mellow, but now we’ve started to write together on it. Basically, it’s my ideas on it, but I have a great team, with Mat and Magnus and some other members — Sander [Gommans], the ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist, helped me a lot. It’s a good variety — from the hardest to the softest tones.”

PRIMAL FEAR recently released a new live DVD, “16.6 – All Over The World” (recorded in various locations between September and November 2009), and a live CD, aptly titled “Live In The USA”.

The brand new Primal Fear European tour is about to kick off:

18.09.2010 POL – Warsaw – Progresja
19.09.2010 CZ – Pardubice – Zluty Pes Pardubice
21.09.2010 D – Aschaffenburg – Colossaal
22.09.2010 D – Munich – Backstage
23.09.2010 D – Cologne – Underground
25.09.2010 IT – Bari Modugno – Demode
26.09.2010 IT – Rome – Black Out
28.09.2010 AUT – Woergl – Komma
29.09.2010 D – Nuernberg – Hirsch
30.09.2010 D – Osnabrueck – Lagerhalle
01.10.2010 D – Burglengenfeld – VA Zentrum
02.10.2010 D – Bad Arolsen – Outback
04.10.2010 SWE – Vaesteras – Sigurdsgatan2
05.10.2010 SWE – Stockholm – Gotokolare
06.10.2010 SWE – Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
08.10.2010 FIN – Tampere – Sputnik
09.10.2010 FIN – Helsinki – Dantes Highlight
11.10.2009 D – Hamburg – New Headbangers Ballroom
12.10.2010 FRA – Paris – La Scene Bastille
13.10.2010 FRA – Lyon – Marche Gare
14.10.2010 FRA – Mulhouse – Noumatrouf
15.10.2010 D – Speyer – Halle 101
04.12.2010 BEL – Kuuren – Hippodrom

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The Summer Rock Festival 2010 with Royal Republic and headliner-act Europe in Svedala, Sweden

September 8th, 2010
by Anders Sandvall

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The Summer Rock Festival

Friluftsbadet

Svedala

Sweden

16/7 – 2010

Royal Republic

Europe – Headline -

Reviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Guest Contributor: Ulrika Henriksson

Live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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EVIL SURVIVES AND SPELLCASTER ANNOUNCE “SPEEDKILLER” TOUR DATES

September 7th, 2010
by EvilG

In support of their upcoming releases on HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS, label mates EVIL SURVIVES and SPELLCASTER will be hitting the road throughout October for the “Speedkiller” U.S. tour.

The tour name is derived from the upcoming releases from each band, hitting store shelves on September 14th and October 12th respectively; the debut EP from SPELLCASTER entitled Spells of Speed followed by Powerkiller, the second album by EVIL SURVIVES.

Catch the “Speedkiller” tour:

October 6th Seattle, WA @ Funhouse

October 7th Portland, OR @ Plan B

October 8th Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman Street

October 9th San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern

October 10th Escondido, CA @ Metaphor Café

October 11th TBA

October 13th Phoenix, AZ @ TBA

October 14th Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

October 15th Albuquerque, NM @ Andre’s Underground

October 16th Lubbock, TX @ Whiskey Dix Bar

October 17th San Antonio, TX @ The Korova

October 18th Austin, TX @ Emo’s

October 19th Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory

October 20th Kansas City, MO @ TBA

October 21st St Louis, MO @ Fubar

October 22nd Chicago, IL @ Nite Cap

October 23rd Milwaukee, WI @ Monkey Bar

October 24th Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock

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

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MESHUGGAH: “BLEED” NOW AVAILABLE ON THE ROCKBAND NETWORK

September 7th, 2010
by EvilG
MESHUGGAH - ObZen

MESHUGGAH - ObZen

The MESHUGGAH track “Bleed” is now available for purchase from the RockBand Network’s online store for Playstation 3 & XBOX 360.  The track comes off the band’s release ObZen, which debuted at #59 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in March, 2008.

Add “Bleed” to your RockBand music library by purchasing the song game track here.

Other Nuclear Blast artist tracks available on the Rock Band Network include EXODUS’ “Riot Act,” DEATH ANGEL’s “Dethroned,” TESTAMENT’s “Henchmen Ride,” and “We Are The Nightmare” by ARSIS.  Metal fans are encouraged to submit artist & song requests for Rock Band here.

View Killswitch Productions’ video for “Bleed” in high definition here.

“Bleed” can also be found on the full in-game soundtrack for Iron Man 2: The Video Game.

MESHUGGAH’s first live DVD, Alive, was released this past February and debuted at #8 on the Nielsen SoundScan Top Music DVD Video chart. View Alive’s official trailer at this location.

Visit MESHUGGAH online at www.MESHUGGAH.net, www.myspace.com/MESHUGGAH, www.facebook.com/MESHUGGAH, and twitter.com/MESHUGGAHBAND.

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DEADSEA To Embark On October Tour; New Album To Drop In 2010

September 7th, 2010
by EvilG

Columbus, Ohio’s unique prog/doom/tech/stoner/metal unit DEADSEA are putting the final touches on their upcoming Grand Delugeon US tour. Set to kick off on the first of October, the band will splatter the Midwest, Northwest, West Coast and Southern US states — the band’s first time to tour the West Coast — on a three-week rampage, with the entire tour being centered around this year’s annual Fall Into Darkness Festival in Portland, Oregon.

DEADSEA will be slaying their nightly audience with their totally unclassifiable gargantuan alloy, which is comprised of countless strains of “out there metal.” Fans who venture out to the shows will hear selections from the band’s upcoming album they’re wrapping up now, set for release later in 2010. As with their previous full-lengths — 2005’s Desiderata LP and 2007’s self-titled CD — this new yet-to-be-titled full-length will again be released on the band’s own Chrome Leaf Records, who’ve also been responsible for releases from Prosanctus Inferi, Nekrasov/Aderlating (split), Portal and more in recent years.

DEADSEA Grand Delugeon 2010 US Tour:

10/01/2010 *TBA – Chicago, IL

10/02/2010 Bong Ward – Milwaukee, WI

10/03/2010 Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN

10/04/2010 Memory Lanes – Minneapolis, MN

10/05/2010 Bourbon Theatre- Lincoln, NE

10/06/2010 *TBA – Denver, CO

10/07/2010 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Laughter

10/08/2010 Red Room Tavern – Boise, ID

10/09/2010 Berbati’s Pan – Portland, OR @ Fall Into Darkness Fest

10/11/2010 Alibi- Arcata, CA

10/12/2010 *TBA – Oakland, CA

10/13/2010 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA w/ Grayceon

10/15/2010 *TBA – Los Angeles, CA w/ Landmine Marathon

10/16/2010 *TBA – San Diego, CA w/ Landmine Marathon

10/17/2010 Sound Kontrol – Phoenix, AZ w/ Landmine Marathon

10/18/2010 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Albuquerque, NM

10/19/2010 Pine Box – Midland, TX

10/20/2010 Headhunter’s – Austin, TX

10/21/2010 Nightmare – Dallas, TX w/ Christian Mistress

10/22/2010 *TBA – Nashville, TN

More news on DEADSEA’s upcoming album will be released in mere days, along with more confirmed tour dates.

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DEATH ANGEL: North American Headlining Tour Announced

September 7th, 2010
by EvilG
Death Angel - Relentless Retribution

Death Angel - Relentless Retribution

San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, will embark on their first North American headlining tour in support of their new album Relentless Retribution in early 2011! Joining them are some of the best names in the new wave of thrash metal today including LAZARUS A.D., EARLY MAN, BONDED BY BLOOD, and HEXEN. Reduced service charge tickets will go on sale today through www.Enterthevault.com. On sale at all major ticketing services after September 25, 2010. Meet and greet packages will go on sale September 25th as well. Packages will include a concert ticket, meet and greet, photo, autograph, merchandise and more! Details on where to obtain these will be announced shortly.
Vocalist Mark Osegueda commented:
“We are so excited, and proud to finally be doing our first headlining tour of North America since, the now infamous, Act III tour of 1990! We have put together a line up of bands that we feel will give all the fans what they deserve! An all out blow showcasing all the best elements of thrash metal found today! Ending of course with a full headlining set by DEATH ANGEL that we promise will leave everyone feeling relentlessly and sonically ravaged!  See you on the road! In the pit! And at the bar!”
“North American Retribution 2011”
DEATH ANGEL, LAZARUS A.D., EARLY MAN, BONDED BY BLOOD, HEXEN

01/30/11  Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

01/31/11  The Cabsbah – Charlotte, NC

02/01/11  Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

02/02/11  Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY

02/03/11  Rocko’s – Manchester, NH

02/04/11  Club Hell – Providence, RI

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

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

02/07/11  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

02/08/11  Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

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

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

02/11/11  Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

02/12/11  Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK

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

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

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

02/16/11  Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX

02/18/11  Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ

02/19/11  Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

02/20/11  Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

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

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

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

02/24/11  The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA

02/25/11  Lost on Main – Chico, CA

02/26/11  Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
DEATH ANGEL will perform on the “70K Tons of Metal” cruise occurring January 24th through 28th, 2011. Check out the band talking about the event at the following location http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5ZXJRSJI_8.

Relentless Retribution will be released on September 14th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. Preorder a copy of the album with or without an exclusive shirt design at the following location http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/Search/death_angel

Relentless Retribution Track Listing:
1. Relentless Revolution
2. Claws In So Deep
3. Truce
4. Into The Arms of Righteous Anger
5. River Of Rapture
6. Absence Of Light
7. This Hate
8. Death Of The Meek
9. Opponents At Sides
10. I Chose The Sky
11. Volcanic
12. Where They Lay

“Claws In So Deep” features performances by the popular acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. The track “Truce” also features a guest guitar solo by Producer Jason Suecof.

Relentless Retribution was recorded at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with production genius Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITE CHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER). Cover art by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOY,CARNIFEX, WHITECHAPEL) is attached.

For more information visit: www.DEATHANGEL.us | www.myspace.com/DEATHANGEL

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Dark Synergy – You Are The Killer

September 7th, 2010
by EvilG

Dark Synergy was formed in April 2007 by guitarist/songwriter/producer Col Brown with female vocalist, Nellie Mokbel. During 2007 Col invited the vocalist to participate in an audition for a lead singer. Col was very impressed by her vocals and genuine passion for his music. The natural choice for Col was to make Nellie his lead singer, bringing with her a unique vocal styling to his music.

Nellie posed the question of a band name – Col suggested  Dark Synergy, after the song ‘Dark Synergy’ written by him in 2006. Nellie liked the name and believed in it. As she put it, ‘I like it, and it says a lot!’ Thus, Dark Synergy was born. Dark Synergy expands the limits of Rock by blending both metal and heavy rock  as well as goth and sc-fi influences into a unique style, described by Col as “Cyber-Goth”. Nellie’s passionate, yet delicate and soulful voice is the icing on the cake. Col’s trademark heavy metal riffs, dark left of center, sci-fi, minimalist lyrics, and searing lead guitar solos complete the musical package.

The Dark Synergy EP titled “You Are The Killer”, released independently June 2009 on Dark Synergy Records (DSR) features Simone White (ex Michael Franti – Disposable Heroes Of Hip Hoprisy) on drums, as well as Stuart J. Spaans on fretless and standard electric bass. ”You Are The Killer” is carefully produced, arranged and timed and has won over both, national and international fans.

The title track from the EP, “You Are The Killer” was in rotation on radarradio.com.au, Australia Top 50 for 4 months and won Ugly Phil’s unsigned band competition 2 December 2009 on Triple M FM Australia. Both the tracks “You Are The Killer” and “No Illusions” have been played on internet radio stations in the USA, and “No Illusions” was included on the USA Gothic compilation CD “The Funeral Vol 4”.

With a rapidly growing fan base in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, Dark Synergy is looking to record their highly anticipated debut album.
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CRADLE OF FILTH LAUNCHES ‘DARKLY, DARKLY, VENUS AVERSA’ MINI-SITE; Ninth studio album due out this November on Nuclear Blast Records

September 7th, 2010
by EvilG
Cradle of Filth reveals artwork for 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa'

Cradle of Filth - 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa'

ENGLAND – One of the most infamous and notorious names in metal, Cradle Of Filth, continue to shock, excite, disgust and inspire in equal measures. Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, the latest chapter of the band’s dark history, is to be released through Nuclear Blast Records on November 9th, but fans can get a preview of the album at the new Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa mini-site, which is live now at: www.peaceville.com/cradleoffilth.

The mini-site features info about the album, a gallery of new band pics and elements from the album artwork, a link to download a MP3 of the track “Lilith Immaculate”, downloads and more. The site will be updated on a weekly basis with video blogs, fan competitions, promo videos, an iPhone app, new downloads and more. Previews of different tracks from the album will be added every Wednesday starting September 22nd.

Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa is the band’s ninth studio album, and in the words of Cradle’s infamous frontman, Dani Filth, is “without doubt the fastest and most brutal album we’ve created to date. As an acquaintance of the band so aptly noted, this is like ‘Iron Maiden on crack in a graveyard of angels!’”

“This album is Cradle at our most sinister and darkened fairytale,” continues Dani. “A gothic horror themed slay-ride of fervour and perversion; yet amidst the orchestral melodrama and lush, cinematic production, there sits stalwart a ravening beast of furious riffing, flesh ripping vocals and monstrous, unstoppable percussion.”

Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa was recorded at Monkey Puzzle Studios near Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk, England. It is the follow-up to 2008’s Godspeed On The Devil’s Thunder. Artwork comes courtesy of Natalie Shau.

The Grammy-nominated, Cradle Of Filth, has been a pioneer of extreme music since their 1994 debut, and has continued to evolve with each subsequent release. The band has continually refused to bow to convention, or conform to prevalent trends and fads, and has constantly sought to push the boundaries of their art. This rings true once more onDarkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa.

A loyal stalwart to the satanic horror ethos, Cradle Of Filth has again created a concept album, this time based on Adam’s first wife, the lascivious demoness Lilith. Throwing medieval nuns, Knights, Templars, Greek mythology, lashings of sex, occult lore, and violent bloodshed together into a creative milieu, Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa is a dark erotic nightmare set to Cradle Of Filth’s unique scope of supreme vampyric metal.

Whether through their wildly elaborate & theatrical live shows (which incorporate giant lumbering puppets, fire-breathing dancers, freaks and stilt-walkers), provocative merchandise (including the now legendary ‘Jesus Is A C***’ t-shirt), breathtaking artwork, or the weighty subject matter of their albums (their latest told the story of a French Lord who fought alongside Joan Of Arc before embarking on a horrific killing spree), this is a band whose uncompromising stance has been rewarded with legions of fans around the world, making them the most successful British heavy metal band since Iron Maiden.

Stay tuned to www.peaceville.com/cradleoffilth for more info.

Cradle Of Filth is…
Dani Filth (vocals)Paul Allender (guitar)
James McIlroy (guitar)
David Pybus (bass)
Martin Skaroupka (drums)
Ashley Ellyllon (keys)

Cradle Of Filth online…
www.cradleoffilth.com

www.myspace.com/cradleoffilth

www.facebook.com/pages/Cradle-of-Filth/6514209076

www.nuclearblastusa.com

www.myspace.com/nuclearblastusa

Stay tuned to www.peaceville.com/cradleoffilth for more info.

Cradle Of Filth is…
Dani Filth (vocals)
Paul Allender (guitar)
James McIlroy (guitar)
David Pybus (bass)
Martin Skaroupka (drums)
Ashley Ellyllon (keys)
Cradle Of Filth online…
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DAWN OF ASHES premiere full stream of new album ‘Genocide Chapters’

September 7th, 2010
by EvilG

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – September 07, 2010 – Metal Blade Records has teamed up with premier horror site Bloody Disgusting to exclusively stream the extreme horror metal act DAWN OF ASHES’ new album, titled Genocide Chapters, in its entirety starting today! Be sure to head over to BLOODYDISGUSTING.com, a leader in the online horror community delivering sought after content such as horror movie reviews, trailers, interviews, news, and now music content, to check out the new album Genocide Chapters before it even hits stores and be sure to leave a comment. If you like what you hear head over to the band’s landing page and pre-order the album while there is still time to take advantage of the discounted prices. Genocide Chapters is available by itself or bundled with a t-shirt (two designs available!) and can now also be pre-ordered on iTunes.

Genocide Chapters track listing is as follows:

1. Conjuration of the Maskim’s Black Blood

2. Nyarlathotep’s Children of the Void

3. Seething the Flesh in the River of Phlegethon

4. Transformation within Fictional Mutation

5. The Ancient Draining Room

6. Reanimation of the Dark Ages

7. London’s Anthem for the Pleasure of Mutilation

8. Sacrilegious Reflection

9. God-Like Demon

10. Carnal Consummation in the Empty Space

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ROSS THE BOSS To Rock US East Coast This Week

September 7th, 2010
by EvilG

Power metal rockers ROSS THE BOSS — featuring Ross The Boss of Manowar and Dictators fame — have several American shows happening this week! The band will be headlining the Midweek Mayhem show this Wednesday, which is the pre-party for the annual Progpower USA Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. This special concert will also feature Scott Columbus also of Manowar fame performing with RTB!   The band then heads to upstate New York the following day to headline a shows at Fusion, and the following day in Allston, Massachusetts. The festivities come to a culmination this Sunday with a headlining ROSS THE BOSS performance at the Duff’s Bar sponsored Thunderfest 2010 in New York City.

ROSS THE BOSS East Coast USA September 2010 Concerts:

9/08/2010 The Loft – Atlanta, GA @ Progpower USA Pre-Party w/ Vangough, Seven Kingdoms

9/09/2010 Fusion – Syracuse, NY w/ Seventh Calling, Titanium Black, Trial By Fire

9/10/2010 O’brien’s Pub – Allston, MA

9/12/2010 Bowery Electric – New York, NY w/ Magus Beast, Ravage, Martyrd, Horrifier. Seventh Calling, Made Again

Ross has been captivating rock and metal fans since the early 70’s. Originally as a member of The Dictators, he is best known for his work as co-founder of Manowar. As the band’s main songwriter and guitarist, his work can be found on Manowar’s first six albums. After releasing the first official ROSS THE BOSS album New Metal Leader in 2009, AFM Records will release the second full-length from RTB stateside on November 9th. More info on the album’s unveiling will be announced in mere days.

http://www.ross-the-boss.com
http://www.myspace.com/newmetalleader
http://www.afm-records.de
http://www.myspace.com/afmrecordsgermany

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BONDED BY BLOOD: ‘EXILED TO EARTH’ OUT NOW IN THE UK

September 7th, 2010
by EvilG

EXILED TO EARTH, the long-awaited new album from Pomona, California thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD, is out now in the UK.  The album is already available in the rest of the world.

Watch BONDED BY BLOOD’s awesome new video for “Prototype: Death Machine” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShtuB1rq6Tk

Set 600 years in the future, EXILED TO EARTH tells the tale of the Crong, an alien race sent to Earth with one goal – global domination.  A skilled group of warriors must now face the impossible and overthrow the Crong to take back our planet.  View a photo of BONDED BY BLOOD frontman JOSE BARRALES holding a signed comic strip, illustrating some of the story, at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/bbb_josecomicstrip.jpg

Recently named as of the “New Big Four” of thrash by The Guardian, one of the UK’s most widely read newspapers, BONDED BY BLOOD’s follow-up to their 2008 debut, FEED THE BEAST, sees the band leading the charge in the new generation of thrash with even tighter riffs and more shredding solos.

The full EXILED TO EARTH track listing is as follows:

01. 600 A.B. (After The Bomb)
02. Episodes Of Aggression
03. Prototype: Death Machine
04. Prison Planet
05. Genetic Encryption
06. Blood Spilled Offerings
07. Exiled To Earth
08. Parasitic Infection
09. Desolate Future
10. Sector 87
11. Cross-Insemination

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RAVAGE COMPLETES MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘GRAPES OF WRATH’ – SCREEN CAPS AVAILABLE

September 7th, 2010
by EvilG

Ravage, the heavy metal band from Boston MA who released their most recent full-length album “The End Of Tomorrow” on Metal Blade Records, has announced the completion of a music video for the song “Grapes Of Wrath”. The video was shot in an industrial area near the band’s home town of Malden, MA and was directed by local movie producer John Koziol – who most recently worked on the action comedy LAWSON: WHITE HEAT. The video’s dramatic story serves as both a commentary on the current state of the American economy and media. Singer Al Ravage commented, “The video has some little surprises and homages to stuff like the early 80’s JUDAS PRIEST videos and David Croneberg movies. It is crazy and outrageous and fun – everything you’d expect from a Ravage video”

The video will debut on the irreverent video game review site s www.dpaddbags.com with a date to be announced soon.

Screen caps from the video are now available on the band’s myspace and facebook sites. They can be viewed at this location http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4871647&fbid=435061997021&id=59130002021&ref=nf#!/album.php?aid=237790&id=59130002021

RAVAGE recently announced a date in support of ROSS THE BOSS in New York City at The Bowery Electric on Sunday September 12th

CONTACT – www.myspace.com/swwr

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UNLEASHED confirmed for 70000TONS OF METAL!

September 7th, 2010
by EvilG
70000 TONS OF METAL

70000 TONS OF METAL

70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival made a brief stop in Stockholm, Sweden to greet UNLEASHED, The Chief Vikings of Swedish Death Metal on board!
With 25 out of 40 bands on board they set sail again. Where may thier next port call be…?

The confirmed 25 out of 40 bands are:

Agent Steel
Amon Amarth
Death Angel
Ensiferum
Epica
Exodus
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Forbidden
Iced Earth
Korpiklaani
Marduk
Moonspell
Obituary
Rage
Raven
Saxon
Sodom
Sonata Arctica
Swashbuckle
Testament
Trouble
Unleashed
Uli Jon Roth
Witchburner

70000TONS OF METAL will sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to Cozumel, Mexico and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 28, 2011.

Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma’s cruise. It’s also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$249 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, all meals, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and 24 room service!

What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check out http://www.70000tons.com/ for more information and book your cabin NOW!

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KAIZEN – New Guitarist

September 7th, 2010
by EvilG

French metal band KAIZEN is glad to announce the official recruitment of a new guitarist, called Clément Delam. He succeeds to Julien Maurel who left the band in November 2009 to pursue other projects.

Clément is working hard with us since last May. Durind this period, we took our time to determine if it could work together. It does. We already know him pretty well for years. You will see him for the first time on stage with Kaizen, December, 4th in Lyon at the Sounds like hell festival. It’s been awhile we’re working in the shadow, but we did not lose our time, writing and pre-producing arond 80 demos. We need to sort out in this vast collection, change parts, re-arrange… We think it’s going to be a bit surprising, we hope so. We also decided to redesign a little bit our myspace page to coincide with the arrival of Clément. Please be indulgent, we’re not professional css coder.

Regards,
Kaizen

http://www.myspace.com/kaizen

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