ASKING ALEXANDRIA Shoot New Video For “A Prophecy,” Post Video Stills Online and Check In From The All That Remains Tour

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

One of the hottest new bands to storm onto the metalcore scene in years is undoubtedly ASKING ALEXANDRIA, a UK sensation that is now currently making major waves throughout the world. This is easily the UK’s most notable metal export of the decade and they have captured the hearts of the youth with their overly energetic and entertaining live performances.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA just filmed a video for their track “A Prophecy” with acclaimed director Robby Starbuck (August Burns Red, Silverstein) and head over now to www.myspace.com/askingalexandria now to check out some of the stellar live action shots. Look for the video to surface sometime next month.

The group kicked off a massive North American tour as direct support to All That Remains this past week, which runs through Nov. 14th. If you haven’t witnessed a live ASKING ALEXANDRIA show then you are truly missing out on what is unquestionably one of the most intense and physical live events that will surely leave you begging for more. Either see below or visit the band’s MySpace page to view their complete touring itinerary.

A very candid interview with Ben Bruce (guitars) and the Gun Shy Assassin can be viewed at the link below. If you ever wanted an honest look into the madness that takes place on the road then this interview is a must read.
http://gunshyassassin.com/2010/10/19/asking-alexandria-the-gun-shy-interview/

Bruce checks in from tour with the following report: “From 6PM through until 6AM the following morning. One of the most grueling and punishing 12 hours of my life. The video shoot for ‘A Prophecy’ tested our physical and mental stability. We shot the video in the backroads of downtown LA. Rain machines, fire, cold weather and freezing water conditions in strangers pools were just some of the things we had to endure through out the video shoot. We were all very sick whilst shooting this due to the extreme conditions we were asked to perform in. Blisters on our feet, growling, empty stomachs and lots of make up and hairspray that spent less time where it was intended draining into our mouths due to the rain, but it was all worth going through. The video shoot was quite the experience, and we can’t wait to show the world how it has come out.
So far the tour has been amazing. Its such an honor to be sharing the stage with All That Remains. We are all huge fans of the band, and it’s been a great time getting to know them and watch them perform every night. This tour is a really great opportunity for us as we are getting the chance to perform infront of alot of new people who wouldn’t necessarily come to our shows. I’m sure it’s going to be amazing the whole way through, so hopefully you can make it out.”
ASKING ALEXANDRIA fans rejoice as a new release, Stand Up And Scream (Stepped Up And Scratched), is now set for a Dec. release. This is essentially a remixed, dub step version of their debut album. New artwork and packaging will also be a part of this release and released online over the coming weeks.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA’s highly acclaimed debut offering, Stand Up and Scream, quickly caught everyone’s attention as they combined hardcore music with European Trance, soft catchy melodies and a sound more mature than just your average play by numbers hardcore outfit. This was just the refreshing new sound that people have been waiting for.
ASKING ALEXANDRIA – Fall Touring Schedule W/ALL THAT REMAINS
10/21/10 Farmington, NM @Gators w/ BORN OF OSIRIS

10/22/10 ALBUQUERQUE, NM @SUNSHINE THEATRE

10/23/10 Lubbock, TX @Cactus Courtyard

10/24/10 Corpus Christi, TX@House of Rock

10/25/10 AUSTIN, TX @EMO’S

10/26/10 HOUSTON, TX @WAREHOUSE LIVE

10/27/10 DALLAS, TX @THE PALLADIUM SHOWROOM

10/28/10 Memphis, TN @New Daisy Theatre

10/29/10 ATLANTA, GA @THE MASQUERADE

10/30/10 ORLANDO, FL @THE CLUB AT FIRESTONE

10/31/10 CHARLOTTE, NC @AMOS’ SOUTHEND

11/01/10 Raleigh, NC @Lincoln Theatre

11/03/10 Norfolk, VA @The Norva

11/04/10 Baltimore, MD @Rams Head Live

11/05/10 Philadelphia, PA @The Trocadero

11/06/10 HARTFORD, CT @WEBSTER THEATRE

11/08/10 Syracuse, NY@The Lost Horizon

11/09/10 Toronto, ON @Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/10/10 Albany, NY @Northern Lights

11/11/10 New York, NY@ Best Buy Theater

11/12/10 Columbus, OH @Newport Music Hall
11/13/10 Detroit, MI @The Majestic Theatre

11/14/10 Chicago, IL @Metro

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BARREN EARTH ANNOUNCES SPECIAL LP/EP BUNDLE IN ANTICIPATION OF DEBUT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG
“The Finnish Metal Tour 2” to kick off this winter

HELSINKI, FINLAND – Finland’s new wave prog/death metal supergroup has announced a specially priced bundle pack of the band’s critically acclaimed debut EP, ‘Our Twilight’, and debut LP, Curse of the Red River, in anticipation of their first ever North American tour, “The Finnish Metal Tour 2”.  Both albums can be purchased together through the Peaceville Records webstore at: http://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/product/261/2362/.

What started out as a mere side project featuring members of Moonsorrow, Swallow The Sun, Kreator, and more, has evolved into full-fledged heavy metal titan.  Barren Earth is set to bring their brand of forward thinking, keyboard soaked metal to North America for their debut US tour, alongside fellow countrymen Finntroll, Ensiferum and Rotten Sound, set to take place throughout February 2011.

“To be a part of an exciting package of quality Finnish metal (and accomplished beer hounds) in the “The Finnish Metal Tour 2″ lineup is certainly a fortunate opportunity for us to embark on our first international tour as Barren Earth,” states guitarist, Janne Perttilä.  “We’re eagerly looking forward to spreading the Curse Of The Red River for our overseas friends, old and new!”

Keep checking the band website at: www.barrenearth.com for further updates.

Jan. 31 – Orlando, FL – The Club at Firestone
Feb. 01 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Feb. 02 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall
Feb. 03 – Tulsa, OK – Marquee
Feb. 04 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Alternative Lounging
Feb. 05 – Forth Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater
Feb. 06 – Amarillo, TX – The War Legion Underground
Feb. 07 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
Feb. 08 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
Feb. 09 – Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
Feb. 10 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
Feb. 11 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Feb. 12 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Feb. 14 – Calgary, AB – The Republik
Feb. 15 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
Feb. 16 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Feb. 18 – St. Paul, MN – Station 4
Feb. 19 – Chicago, IL – Reggie Rock Club
Feb. 20 – Detroit, MI – Blondie’s
Feb. 21 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
Feb. 22 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Feb. 23 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial de Quebec
Feb. 24 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Feb. 25 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Feb. 26 – New York City, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
Feb. 27 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Mar. 01 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
Mar. 02 – West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
Mar. 03 – Charlotte, NC – The Casbah
Mar. 04 – Raleigh, NC – Volume 11
Barren Earth is…
Mikko Kotamäki – Vocals (Swallow The Sun)
Olli-Pekka Laine – Bass (Ex-Amorphis, Mannhai)
Kasper Mårtenson –Keyboards (Ex-Amorphis, Ben Granfelt Band)
Janne Perttilä – Guitar (Rytmihäiriö)
Marko Tarvonen – Drums (Moonsorrow)
Sami Ylisirniö – Guitar (Kreator, Waltari)

For more information on Barren Earth…

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WHILE HEAVEN WEPT Release Clips From Upcoming Live Album

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

Virginia’s epic doom unit WHILE HEAVEN WEPT will be releasing their first live album via Italy’s diverse Cruz Del Sur Music, on December 7, 2010.

The material on the album was pulled from a 24-track audio capture of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT’s performance at the Hammer Of Doom Festival in Würzburg, Germany on February 6th, 2010. The master was synchronized to the pro-shot multi-camera footage, resulting in the band’s very first DVD. The end product, Triumph:Tragedy:Transcendence – Live At The Hammer Of Doom Festival, will be released as a CD/DVD set, showcasing both high quality audio and video evidence of the monumental performance.

Additionally, a 2xLP version of T:T:T is available now, released as a joint collaboration between Cruz Del Sur Music, Iron Kodex, and High Roller Records. Limited to 1000 copies, the double gatefold layout includes a poster and insert, with 300 available on 180 gram orange vinyl and 700 on 180 gram black.

Check out four mammoth live clips from the DVD, the impressive 2xLP layout and more here.

More live clips of the event as well as high quality audio samples will be posted closer to the approaching release date. Stay tuned for more details.

www.whileheavenwept.net
www.myspace.com/whileheavenwept
www.cruzdelsurmusic.com
www.myspace.com/cruzdelsurmusic

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THE BOY WILL DROWN COMPLETE SECOND LEG OF EUROPEAN TOUR, POST UPDATE

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

British technical death metallers THE BOY WILL DROWN are currently on the road in Europe and have completed the second leg of their headlining European tour.

THE BOY WILL DROWN have just finished the second run of shows, which saw them perform throughout mainland Europe with support from FORGETTOFORGIVE.  The band is returning to the UK for the final leg of the tour, which includes some rescheduled shows.

THE BOY WILL DROWN update from the road:

“We’ve had an amazing time with FORGETTOFORGIVE and we all left as good friends!  They’re an amazing band and amazing people so we certainly recommend people check ’em out.  Great shows were played and more awesome sights were seen.  Waking up to the sunny view of the Swiss Alps is something none of us, I think, will ever forget.  Makes all the problems we’ve experienced on tour seem insignificant.

“We also say bye to our good mate Ryan Mason; we got some awesome footage, photos and good times!  Currently being edited so updates will be available and floating about soon.  It was an absolute pleasure to have him onboard and we’ll hopefully be seeing him on future tours soon for more of his ‘Painting & Decorating’ skills!

“After a few days rest at home, we’re now on the final leg of the tour, this time with Eradication.  A few changes have been made to the schedule.”

Catch THE BOY WILL DROWN on their remaining shows in the UK at:

THE BOY WILL DROWN w/ ERADICATION
20 October – Stoke, UK – The Sugarmill
22 October – Coventry, UK – The Rising Sun
23 October – Hull, UK – The Ringside
25 October – Newcastle, UK – Trillians
26 October – Leicester, UK – Sumo Bar

THE BOY WILL DROWN have also announced a 2011 European tour.  See them at the following shows:

THE BOY WILL DROWN w/ HEIGHTS
04 Jan 2011 Northampton, UK – Soundhouse
05 Jan 2011 Reading, UK – Facebar
06 Jan 2011 Portsmouth, UK – The Kraken Wakes
07 Jan 2011 Houthalen, Belgium – JH The Bassment
08 Jan 2011 Wolfsburg, Germany – Jugendhaus Ost
10 Jan 2011 Hamburg, Germany – Astra Stube
11 Jan 2011 Prague, Czech Republic – 007
12 Jan 2011 Brno, Czech Republic – Melodka Club
13 Jan 2011 Velke Mezirici, Czech Republic – Club Rock Depo
14 Jan 2011 Budapest, Hungary – Roham Barue
15 Jan 2011 Zilina, Slovakia – Nova Pekaren
16 Jan 2011 Vienna, Austria – Shelter
17 Jan 2011 Tilburg, Netherlands – Little Devil

View the 2011 tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/tbwd_eurotour2011.jpg

To celebrate their current European tour, THE BOY WILL DROWN’s debut album, FETISH, is on sale on iTunes until the end of October.  Get the album now for just £4.49 at http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/fetish/id315963636

FETISH is also available worldwide on deluxe digipak CD with expanded artwork and a bonus track.  Get the album in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_699 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_699

Get more news and info from THE BOY WILL DROWN:

MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/tbwd
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Boy-Will-Drown/67196530638
Twitter – http://twitter.com/theboywilldrown
Tumblr – http://tbwd.tumblr.com

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GAMA BOMB KICK OFF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS SATURDAY

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB are gearing up for their first ever North American tour, which kicks off this Saturday, October 23rd in Seattle, Washington.

GAMA BOMB will be tearing around the USA and Canada with the likes of OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN, EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD and DRI, and will be out on the road until just before Christmas.

GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY BYRNE reveals how the band has been preparing for such a huge tour so far away:

“Speaking to embassy people through bullet-proof glass; working out how long a pair of underpants can be made to last; factoring in strepped throat, voltage converters and flu pills: just some of the work that has gone into bringing GAMA BOMB to North America this winter.  Dollars feel more like money than Euro – they’re thicker and crunch up nicely.  We won’t be seeing too many of them over the next few months, but we’re jonesing to get to the US and begin the tour to end all tours.

“If you’re reading this and are in a good mood, please bring us some real moonshine, hooch or bath tub white lightning (test it first for potability – we can’t afford to go blind) or failing that your local beer.  We intend to drink America.”

Catch GAMA BOMB live at the following shows:

GAMA BOMB w/ EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD
Oct 23 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Oct 24 – Red Room – Vancouver, BC
Oct 25 – Third – Prince George, BC
Oct 26 – The Mead Hall – Edmonton, AL
Oct 27 – Exchange – Regina, SK
Oct 28 – Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB
Oct 29 – Crocks 16 South Cumberland St – Thunder Bay, ON
Oct 30 – The Rox Tavern – St Cloud, MN
Oct 31 – The Dojo – Indianapolis, IN
Nov 01 – Music Hall – London, ON
Nov 02 – Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
Nov 03 – Championship Bar and Grill – Trenton, NJ

GAMA BOMB w/ FORBIDDEN, EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD
Nov 04 – Jaxx – West Springfield, VA

GAMA BOMB w/ OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN, EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD
Nov 05 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Nov 06 – Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
Nov 07 – Cub Hell – Providence, RI
Nov 08 – Sonar – Baltimore, MD
Nov 09 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
Nov 10 – Amos – Charlotte, NC
Nov 11 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
Nov 12 – Hooligan – Jacksonville, NC
Nov 13 – Club Firestone – Orlando, FL
Nov 14 – Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 15 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Nov 16 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
Nov 17 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Nov 18 – Diesel Nightclub – Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 19 – Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
Nov 20 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

GAMA BOMB w/ FORBIDDEN, EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD
Nov 21 – Mavericks – Ottawa, ON ***
Nov 22 – Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
Nov 23 – MOD Club – Toronto, ON
Nov 24 – Blondies – Detroit, MI
Nov 25 – The Muse – Nashville, TN ***
Nov 26 – Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY
Nov 27 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Nov 28 – Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Nov 29 – Station 4 – St Paul, MN
Dec 01 – Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
Dec 02 – Emo’s Alternative Lounging – Austin, TX
Dec 03 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Dec 04 – Trees – Ft. Worth, TX
Dec 05 – The War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX ***
Dec 06 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ
Dec 07 – U.B.’s – Mesa, AZ
Dec 08 – Whiskey a Go Go – West Hollyood, CA
Dec 09 – Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
Dec 10 – New Oasis – Sparks, NV
Dec 11 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
Dec 12 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA ***
Dec 13 – Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV ***

*** Without FORBIDDEN

GAMA BOMB w/ DRI, EVILE
Dec 15 – Gator’s – Farmington, NM
Dec 16 – Club 21 – Pueblo, CO
Dec 17 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
Dec 18 – Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT

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

GAMA BOMB’s latest album, TALES FROM THE GRAVE IN SPACE, is available now worldwide on limited edition CD with a bonus 5-track EP, as well as limited edition vinyl and special low price CD.  Get your copy in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_50 or in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_50

TALES FROM THE GRAVE IN SPACE is also still available to download for free at http://www.earache.com/gamabomb

For more GAMA BOMB news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/gamabomb

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LACUNA COIL Gives Fans the Chance to “Win the Band”

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG
LACUNA COIL Gives Fans the Chance to "Win the Band"

LACUNA COIL Gives Fans the Chance to "Win the Band"

Long time leaders in the modern metal/hard rock movement, LACUNA COIL has gained quite the world wide fan base since exploding on the metal scene after stints on Ozzfest, The Blackest of the Black tour, the Jagermeister Music Tour and Music As A Weapon. Now these Italian icons are giving fans the chance to ‘win the band’. In a new contest being run by Century Media, LACUNA COIL has teamed up with their sponsors to give away their entire gear setup!

That’s right, you can win some of the most respected gear in the music industry thanks to LACUNA COIL and their supporters at Beyer Dynamic, Ibanez, ESP, EMG Pickups, Gallien Krueger, Line 6 and Vic Firth! Simply visit this web page (http://www.centurymedia.com/specials/lacunacoil/) and either tweet or post a Facebook update to be entered for a chance to win!

GRAND PRIZE: The band’s lineup of equipment – 2 guitars, a bass, microphone, amps, pedals, etc + the entire LACUNA COIL catalog including many rarities and special editions!

1st Runner Up: A bass and guitar courtesy of ESP guitars and Ibanez basses + the entire LACUNA COIL catalog.

2nd Runner Up: A guitar courtesy of ESP guitars + the entire LACUNA COIL catalog

3rd Runner Up: The entire LACUNA COIL catalog including many rarities and special editions!

Winners will be announced on December 10th.

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AS I LAY DYING perform “Anodyne Sea” and “Vacancy” on Fuel TV’s “The Daily Habit”

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

Special two-song performance airing Wednesday, October 20th at 9:30pm ET/PT

Limited Edition Super Deluxe Fan Boxset of “The Powerless Rise” available November 9th

Grammy®-nominated metal group AS I LAY DYING will perform “Anodyne Sea” and “Vacancy” off their latest release The Powerless Rise (Metal Blade) on Wednesday, October 20 on FUEL TV’s “The Daily Habit” at 9:30pm ET/PT. The cast of “Jackass 3-D” will also be appearing on the episode. “The Daily Habit” encompasses the world of the action sports enthusiast, mixing the best in pop culture with today’s top action sports personalities, cutting-edge music, product reviews, and comedy. Visit: www.fuel.tv and watch archived episodes online here: www.fuel.tv/thedailyhabit. Read the rest of this entry »

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MOTORHEAD To Re-Record ‘Ace Of Spades’ For UK Beer Commercial

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG
Motorhead - Ace of Spades

Motorhead - Ace of Spades

According to Ian Burrell from Independent.co.uk, MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy Kilmister has re-recorded the band’s legendary ‘Ace Of Spades’ at half the tempo as a blues number – and sanctioned it for a commercial.

The new, languid version of ‘Ace Of Spades’ will air this Sunday in the UK. Lemmy will be seen supping a glass of French lager instead of his usual Jack Daniel’s, as part of an advertising campaign for Kronenbourg 1664 titled Slow Down The Pace. The track, on which Lemmy plays harmonica, will be made available for download from the beer brand’s website.

‘Ace Of Spades’ has not been re-recorded before. It features Lemmy’s two Motorhead bandmates, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, who both appear in the TV ad jamming in a bar close to Lemmy’s home in Los Angeles, but which has been dressed to give the impression of rural France.

Matt Doman, creative director at the advertising agency BBH, admitted Lemmy “was quite challenging but really because he’s very protective of the track. We spent a rollercoaster of a day with him in the recording studio.”

Read more here.

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WOLF Issue New Album Update; Fan-Filmed Live Footage of Saxon Covers Posted

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG
Wolf

Wolf

After delivering a masterly lesson in heavy metal with 2009’s Ravenous, Sweden’s synonym for “heavy fucking metal”, WOLF, are now diligently working on the much anticipated follow-up.

The band comments: “Hi all! We’d like to announce that Wolf will be entering Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden in November to record our follow up to the success of our Grammi nominated 2009 album, Ravenous. We will be working alongside producer Pelle Saether. We have been hard at work writing new songs and some songtitles are: ‘Fullmoon Possession’, ‘Skullcrusher’, ‘False Preacher’ and ‘Adrenaline Overdrive’. We feel fired up and ready to deliver a kick ass heavy metal album to you all in spring 2011. Tour plans for next year are also taking form and we know that we’re gonna hit more places than ever before. Festival season is also gonna be a blast as usual!

A fun note for our fans are also that Wolf is featured in the new book Mera Hårdrock with the album Ravenous as well as an interview regarding horror and music with guitarist Johannes Axeman. This book is written by tv/radio personalities Matthias Lindblad and Melker Becker and it’s their second book featuring heavy metal.

We’d also like to tell you about our performance at the Dean guitars UK meeting where we had the great honour to perform with SAXON guitarist Doug Scarret as guest. We played two Saxon songs and they can be viewed as fan filmed material.

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Canadian Folk Metallers Scythia Post Vlog #1 From Exiled Across Canada Tour

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

Canadian folk metallers Scythia have posted their first video blog from their “Exiled Across Canada” tour taken in Kelowna, BC with guitarist and vocalist Dave Khan.

Scythia is currently on tour in promotion of their debut album “…Of War” released October 5th as a “Pay What You Want Album” via http://scythia.bandcamp.com/

“Exiled Across Canada” Tour Dates
October 14, 2010 – Brandiz Pub, Vancouver, BC
October 15, 2010 – Brooklyn Lounge / Lake City Bowl, Kelowna, BC
October 16, 2010 – Voodoo’s, Penticton, BC
October 17, 2010 – Vern’s, Calgary, AB
October 18, 2010 – TBA, Regina, SK
October 19, 2010 – The Zoo, Winnipeg, MB
October 20, 2010 – Kilroy’s, Thunder Bay, ON
October 22, 2010 – Smiling Buddha, Toronto, ON
October 23, 2010 – Coach and Horses, Windsor, ON
October 24, 2010 – TBA, Waterloo, ON
October 25, 2010 – Hard Luck Bar, Toronto, ON
October 26, 2010 – Top Shelf, Ajax, ON
October 27, 2010 – Bar Octobre, Quebec City, QC
October 28, 2010 – Bar Le Magog, Sherbrooke, QC
October 29, 2010 – Le Stage Rock Cafe, Trois Rivieres, QC
October 31, 2010 – Katakombes, Montreal, QC
November 1, 2010 – TBA, Sudbury, ON
November 3, 2010 – Parthenon Pizza, Brandon, MB
November 4, 2010 – Walker’s Night Club, Saskatoon, SK
November 5, 2010 – DV8, Edmonton, AB
November 6, 2010 – The Dirty Jersey, Kamloops, BC
November 7, 2010 – Funky Winkerbeans, Vancouver, BC

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DAWN OF ASHES films music video with Robert Kurtzman’s CREATURE CORPS

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG
Behind-the-scenes of the DAWN OF ASHES music video with Robert Kurtzman's CREATURE CORPS:

Behind-the-scenes of the DAWN OF ASHES music video with Robert Kurtzman's CREATURE CORPS:

Last week, Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps took over one of Ohio’s most notoriously haunted locations – The Bissman Building in Mansfield – for the filming of  “Transformation Within Fictional Mutation,” the first music video from Metal Blade recording artists DAWN OF ASHES’ new album, GENOCIDE CHAPTERS. Directed by David H. Greathouse, the video was produced by Robert Kurtzman, Scott Licina and Tim Smith.

More Behind-the-scenes photos can be seen below.

DAWN OF ASHES joined ROB ZOMBIE, ALICE COOPER, GWAR, and BLACK VEIL BRIDES (among others) to perform at the annual ROCK AND SHOCK event in Worcester, MA this past weekend, and will soon head out on the DARKNESS REBORN TOUR with DIMMU BORGIR, ENSLAVED, and BLOOD RED THRONE. The tour kicks off on November 5th and runs through December 14th. For dates and more, visit http://www.myspace.com/dawnofashes

The Bissman Building was recently investigated by TAPS for an episode of the hit television series GHOST HUNTERS entitled THE CHOPPING BLOCK, which airs tomorrow night, October 20th on SYFY, and has become a staple of Ohio film production, with varied appearances in films such as THE RAGE, THE DEAD MATTER, and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. Tours of this paranormal hotbed can be sheduled at http://www.hauntedbissmanbuilding.com/

Look for the Making-Of  “Transformation…” on a future episode of Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps: The Webseries. New episodes can be seen every Friday, exclusively on http://www.creaturecorps.net, presented by Precinct 13 Entertainment, LLC and the Kik Axe Entertainment Network.

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About Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps:

With offices in Michigan and Ohio, ROBERT KURTZMAN’S CREATURE CORPSTM (CreatureCorps.net) is an award winning, full-service special make-up, creature, character, and visual effects company specializing in design and creation of amazing creatures, prosthetics, animatronics, human and animal replicas, digital visual effects, compositing, 2D and 3D animation, special props and costumes.
Creature Corps’ diverse team of make-up artists, concept designers, sculptors, animators, costume designers, and prop builders have created and  executed ground breaking special effects for hundreds of blockbuster films, genre classics, television series, and commercial campaigns for over 25 years.

The Creature Corps is also a full-service film, music video, and commercial production facility, and are making their twisted creations available to collectors as well as the haunted attraction industry through their new product line of costumes and props.

About Kik Axe Entertainment:

KIK AXE ENTERTAINMENT? (CORPKA.com) is a multi-faceted entertainment company. Based in Chicago with affiliates in Los Angeles, Kik Axe features in-house project development for a variety of entertainment mediums in addition to offering PR services for music and film-related projects. Kik Axe Entertainment was established in 2009.

THE KIK AXE ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK? is our online network of websites. Unlike many entertainment networks that only bring “news” destinations together, The Kik Axe Network brings together music and culture brands, along with sites that are specific to individuals, products, or projects that will have cross-over appeal.

Behind-the-scenes  of the DAWN OF ASHES music video with Robert Kurtzman's CREATURE CORPS:

Behind-the-scenes of the DAWN OF ASHES music video with Robert Kurtzman's CREATURE CORPS:

Behind-the-scenes  of the DAWN OF ASHES music video with Robert Kurtzman's CREATURE CORPS:

Behind-the-scenes of the DAWN OF ASHES music video with Robert Kurtzman's CREATURE CORPS:

Behind-the-scenes  of the DAWN OF ASHES music video with Robert Kurtzman's CREATURE CORPS:

Behind-the-scenes of the DAWN OF ASHES music video with Robert Kurtzman's CREATURE CORPS:

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DORO: Fear No Evil – Ultimate Collector’s Edition Out Now On AFM Records; Band To Tour Germany With Motorhead In December

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG
DORO - Fear No Evil - Ultimate Collectors Edition

DORO - Fear No Evil - Ultimate Collectors Edition

DORO PESCH, who completed a handful of U.S. tour dates as well as a successful debut appearance in Japan earlier this month, recently unleashed the Fear No Evil – Ultimate Collector’s Edition box set via Germany’s AFM Records. The stunning set includes the Fear No Evil album with different cover art and bonus tracks (“All We Are 2007” and “On My Own”) plus the Herzblut and Celebrate EPs, a gorgeous DORO poster print and sticker, all packed in a hard cover box.

PESCH released Fear No Evil in January 2009. The record went on to become her most successful release in nearly 20 years. Earning the #11 spot on the official German charts, the record finds PESCH returning to her musical roots. Songs like “Night Of The Warlock” and “Celebrate” breathe the spirit of the ’80s and find the Queen of Metal delivering her best vocal performance to date.

Fear No Evil Track List
1. Night Of The Warlock
2. Running From The Devil
3. Celebrate
4. Caught In A Battle
5. Herzblut
6. On The Run
7. Walking With The Angels
8. I Lay My Head
9. It Kills Me
10. Long Lost For Love
11. 25 Years
Bonus tracks:
12. All We Are (2007)
13. On My Own

Celebrate EP Track List
01. Celebrate
02. Celebrate (FeaturingSaxon’s Biff Byford)
03. Celebrate (Full Metal Female Version)
04. The Night Of The Warlock
05. Rescue Me

Herzblut EP Track List
01. Herzblut (Single Version)
02. Herzblut (Album Version)
03. A Fond Le Coer (Herzblut French Version)
04. Te Doy Mi Corazon (Herzblut Spanish Version)
05. Eu Dou Teo Meu Coracao (Herzblut Portugese Version)
06. Share My Fate

Lineup
Doro Pesch – vocals
Joe Taylor – guitars
Nick Douglas – bass
Oliver Palotai – keyboards
Johnny Dee – drums

In related news, DORO and her band mates will return to Russia for three dates in Moscow, Sankt Petersburg and Stavropol later this month before ending the year on a very special tour opening for Motorhead (one of DORO‘s all time favorite bands) on the German leg of the European tour! Immediately following those shows, DORO will embark on her own headlining shows through the end of the year.

DORO Fall/Winter Tour Dates 2010
10/27/2010 Dvoretz Detskogo Tvorchestva – Stavropol, Russia
10/28/2010 Tochka Club – Moscow, Russia
10/29/2010 Orlandina Club – Sankt Petersburg, Russia
11/30/2010 Phillipshalle – Düsseldorf, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/01/2010 AWD Hall – Hannover, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/03/2010 Trier Arena – Trier, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/04/2010 Schleyerhalle – Stuttgart, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/07/2010 Arena Treptow – Berlin, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/08/2010 Rhein-Main Halle – Wiesbaden, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/10/2010 Chemnitz Arena – Chemnitz, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/11/2010 Zenith – München, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/15/2010 Aladin – Bremen, Germany
12/16/2010 Max – Kiel, German
12/18/2010 Stadthalle – Limburg, Germany
12/19/2010 Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, Germany
12/21/2010 Spectrum – Augsburg, Germany
12/22/2010 Rockhal – Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg
12/23/2010 Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
12/26/2010 Hirsch – Nürnberg, Germany
12/27/2010 Hessenhalle – Gießen, Germany
12/29/2010 Jurahalle – Crailsheim, Germany
12/30/2010 VAZ – Burglengenfeld, Germany

http://www.doropesch.com http://www.myspace.com/doroband http://www.facebook.com/DoroPeschOfficial

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SOILWORK: Part 2 of Tour Documentary Now Online

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

The Godfathers of Swedish modern metal, SOILWORK, have uploaded part 2 of the bands tour documentary:

The footage was filmed and edited by Tommy Jones and taken during the bands first North American headlining tour this past Summer in support of The Panic Broadcast. Check out all the exclusive live footage and tour hijinks now!

Check out the video clip for the song “Deliverance Is Mine” on the bands Myspace page and below:


SOILWORK – Deliverance Is Mine

SOILWORK | Myspace Music Videos

The track comes off SOILWORKs brand new studio album The Panic Broadcast, and was directed by Ivan Colic (EX DEO, TYPE O NEGATIVE, UNLEASHED) and produced by Stanimir Lucik!
SOILWORK, recently scanned 5,257 copies of their new album The Panic Broadcast in its first week of sales in the United States according to Nielson Soundscan. That makes it the bands highest selling record in its first week ever, with Stabbing the Drama being a close second with 5,204 copies. The Panic Broadcast also came in at #88 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart making it their highest charting record yet!
The Panic Broadcast, was released on July 2 in EUROPE and July 13 in North America via Nuclear Blast.

GUITAR WORLD magazine recently posted an interview and lesson with guitarist Peter Wichers at the following location www.guitarworld.com/soilwork_lesson. In the video Wichers breaks down riffs from their new album The Panic Broadcast and talks about his gear and influences as a guitar player.

The Panic Broadcast is the first album to feature original guitarist, songwriter & producer Peter Wichers since his return to the band in 2008. Produced by Wichers and mixed by Jen Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KATATONIA, SYMPHONY X), this is the record long time SOILWORK fans have been waiting for! Order the regular or deluxe edition at the following location http://bit.ly/c6FJeo.

The Panic Broadcast Deluxe Edition Tracklist:

1. Late for the Kill, Early for the Slaughter

2. Two Lives Worth of Reckoning

3. The Thrill

4. Deliverance is Mine

5. Night Comes Clean

6. King of the Threshold

7. Let This River Flow

8. Epitome

9. The Akuma Afterglow

10. Enter Dog Of Pavlov

11. Sweet Demise (Bonus Track)


DVD:

• Extended Studio Footage

• High-Definition Drum Video

• Photo Gallery

Approx. 30 min. running time

For more info visit: www.soilwork.net | www.myspace.com/soilwork | www.nuclearblast.de/soilwork

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WOODS OF YPRES SIGN WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH EARACHE RECORDS

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG
WOODS OF YPRES

WOODS OF YPRES

EARACHE RECORDS is proud to announce the worldwide signing of the Canadian cult metal act, WOODS OF YPRES. Formed in 2002, WOODS OF YPRES have earned critical acclaim for their ever-evolving, envelope-pushing mix of blackened doom metal. Most often compared to bands such as AGALLOCH and TYPE O NEGATIVE, WOODS OF YPRES toe a thin line between the catchy, the artistic and the extreme to create an unmistakable signature sound.

With this signing comes controversy. As many may know, WOODS OF YPRES had previously announced that they were disbanding so why would EARACHE sign a defunct act? Truth is, the band never really broke up to begin with. Let frontman, David Gold explain his side of things:

“After 8 long years of pushing forward, recording five albums and going on multiple tours as an independent band, we are very proud to announce that we have finally signed WOODS OF YPRES to Earache Records. To address the rumors (some that we ran with and some that we started ourselves), WOODS OF YPRES never actually broke up/disbanded/quit/ended, at all. Allow me to explain.

We just released the massive W4: The GREEN Album late last year (not even a year ago yet!), toured North America this past summer and then in August, we recorded our fifth album, Woods 5: “You Were the Light”.  We’ve always been gluttons for pain and punishment in this band, and we’ve put ourselves through some hellishly busy years while keeping this band alive (not even considering all the side projects the guys and I have done during the same time!). Being the black and ‘true doom’ artists that we are, we simply couldn’t resist the urge to take advantage of the opportunity to experiment with the drama and reaction to the news that we finally, unexpectedly and mysteriously decided to give up after all this time, after all that momentum, after coming this far.

Putting an end to WOODS OF YPRES, after all it’s been through, would be the saddest and most unfair thing we could ever do to this band and our supporters. I also think it was important for us, the band, to imagine and realize how it would feel, if it were true, if we did decide to finally call it quits when things were just starting to happen.  Offering the news of our demise was also the most satisfying false sense of temporary satisfaction we could possibly give to our many haters who’ve been hoping that we’d finally quit for years, of whose lost spirits we can now continue to crush with the announcement of our signing to the mighty Earache Records!

So WOODS OF YPRES never broke up, and we are in fact, finally, stronger than ever.  However, at the end of August of this year, I did move to Kuwait for work.  I am here now, in the desert, working.  When I come home (maybe sooner than expected), we will finally have the opportunity for a fresh start for a new era of the band and a redefinition of the WOODS OF YPRES sound!  W5 is the end of our “indy” career and also the start of our “pro” career with Earache.  The opportunity to write and record W6 in collaboration with Earache is the most exciting opportunity this band has ever had and I can already say that it will be our finest work.  In the meantime, we intend to tour, hard, everywhere!  Contact your local promoters and tell them to bring us to town!  This band will never quit.  All the best is still yet to come.  On behalf of the band, Evan, Shane and Joel, thank you for all your kind wishes of congra tulations now, and especially for all your support and encouragement throughout these last eight years!  More news soon!  DG – w/”

WOODS 5 and reissues of their entire catalogue will be out on EARACHE RECORDS in 2011.

WOODS OF YPRES is:

David Gold – Vocals/Guitar
Evan Madden – Drums
Shane Madden – Bass
Joel Violette – Lead Guitar

Watch an in-studio video of WOODS OF YPRES recording WOODS 5 YOU WERE THE LIGHT below:


WOODS OF YPRES
official site: http://www.woodsofypres.ca/

WOODS OF YPRES on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/woodsofypres

WOODS OF YPRES official UltimateMetal forum: http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/woods-ypres-386/

‘Like’ WOODS OF YPRES on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/woodsofypres

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MUNICIPAL WASTE PREMIERE THE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “WOLVES OF CHERNOBYL”

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

MUNICIPAL WASTE have premiered the new music video, “Wolves of Chernobyl.” Directed by Dave Brodsky (SHADOWS FALL, GWAR, KYLESA) and taken from the band’s 2009 release, MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE, “Wolves of Chernobyl” captures the critically acclaimed Richmond, VA act at their rowdy best.

Watch the video for “Wolves of Chernobyl” below:

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

Catch MUNICIPAL WASTE on these dates:

Oct 31 – The Fest – The Venue – Gainesville, FL
Nov 2 – Hi-Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN (w/HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
Nov 3 – Downtown Music Hall – Little Rock, AR
Nov 4 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX (w/SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
Nov 5 – The Riverfront Warehouse – Shreveport, LA (w/HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
Nov 6 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Waterloo Park – Austin, TX
Nov 9 – The End – Nashville, TN
Nov 10 – V Club – Huntington, WV

Catch MUNICIPAL WASTE live on tour in Europe with SAVIOURS and RAMMING SPEED at the following shows:

03 Dec – Belfast, UK – Spring & Airbrake
04 Dec – Dublin, Ireland – Whelans
05 Dec – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
07 Dec – Paris, France – Glazart
08 Dec – Koln, Germany – Underground
09 Dec – Gent, Belgium – Minus One
10 Dec – Essen, Germany – Cafe Nova
11 Dec – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Speedfest (no support)
13 Dec – Bristol, UK – Fleece & Firkin
14 Dec – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
15 Dec – Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
17 Dec – London, UK – Academy 2
18 Dec – Helsinki, Finland – Nosturi (no support)

MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE
is available now worldwide. Get your copy in the USA at
http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_671_75

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

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