Danish war merchants PANZERCHRIST have agreed on a new series of tactics with LISTENABLE corps and are unleashing their new assault, entitled Regiment Ragnarok, on this miserable world on April 18th, 2011. Both parties are chuffed about the new strategy.
Panzerchrist was formed in 1994 as a result of band general Michael Enevoldsen wanting to make even harder hitting music than what he already did with his previous band, Illdisposed. Now with five critically-acclaimed albums and the sixth just around the corner, 2011 will be the year Panzerchrist turns its devastating artillery from your speakers to your face and play live for the first time in 11 years.
Check new battlefield locations :
April 2nd – Arhus DK – Voxhall
July 9th – Frederika , 7000 , Dk – Metal Magic Festival
August 12th – Erfurt , TH , DE – Partysan
The band is currently gearing up for combat, it will be the most brutal mission they will once again successfully accomplish, never mind the number of victims, victory is at hand.
In early 2011 Heaven and Hell Records will release CD version of Core Device ‘What I Have Become’.
Cover art provided by renowned artist Travis Smith whose work has been seen on Opeth, Nevermore, Riverside and many others of the most well known names in the heavy metal genre. The work Travis has created based on the concept given only he could have captured in such a graceful matter.
Release date for Core ‘What I Have Become’ to be announced soon.
In the midst of recording a new album, Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have been preparing a movie.
Imaginarium is a music fantasy film based on the forthcoming Nightwish album of the same title and its 13 songs.
The protagonist of the film is a songwriter with an otherworldly imagination. He is an old man who still thinks he`s a young boy. While asleep he travels into his distant past where his dreams of old come back to him mixed to the young boy`s world of fantasy and music.
In his dreams the old man fights to find the memories most important to him.
This never-done-before project originates to more than two years in the past when Nightwish mainman Tuomas Holopainen first introduced his ambitious idea of the Imaginarium concept to the fellow band members and to Mr. Stobe Harju, the director behind ‘The Islander’ music video. He will be the director of this full-length feature. The film will be produced by Solar Films Inc. together with Nightwish.
The shootings for Imaginarium will begin this spring, it will have its premiere in 2012 and the album it`s based on will be released in an undefined point in time.
Nightwish will hold a press conference related to this project at the end of February.
Nightwish leader Tuomas Holopainen issued the following update earlier this month:
“In the excitement of Yuletide magic I wrote there would be secrets revealed at the end of January. There are big things happening within and around the Nightwish camp but the Big Boys and Bosses just sent me an ultimatum to keep my mouth shut for a couple more months, or I would wake up with a horse’s head in my bed.
I truly am very sorry about needing to keep future plans and sights still in secrecy. The purpose is not to annoy anybody or cause a carefully planned hype over the matter. Due to the changes in the schedule things will be revealed later during the spring.
The recordings continue, I’m off to E-Major Studios next weekend to put together all the files for the orchestral and choir sessions in London. I’m in daily contact with Mr. Pip Williams, going over the arrangements and new ideas for the songs. The demos he has sent me sound simply otherworldly! Beautiful, twisted, tribal and cinematic stuff. And with a theme album coming up, the mood changes seem to be more present than ever before.
Yup, it still is the Burton-Gaiman-Dali – amusement park we are about to enter.
More coming up once the mobsters grant me permission.”
Germany’s Metal Hammer Magazine recently caught up with Holopainen, who took them on a video tour of the “summer camp” where he worked on the band’s forthcoming album.
Bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala checked in with the following update at the beginning of January:
“At the moment I have most of the bass tracks for the new album recorded. I started already a few weeks back, but I’ve been taking my time with the recordings. It’s the luxury of having your own equipment and a former job as studio engineer. For now I’ve been taking it pretty easy for the last two weeks. The holiday season and all that goes with it, you know…
Right now I’m collecting my inner plutonium for the critical mass again. I always do that before recording something. After all we’re not a pop band, and these songs need some really serious explosives. Too bad you can’t hear them yet.
I just had to twist the knife here. I’m a sadist also. The songs are really good by the way.
Of course we all would like to see this project finished, released and out for all the world to hear. The success we’ve been blessed or cursed with is demanding in its own ways. Everything has to be planned in long term. All the parts of releasing albums, videos and tours have to match carefully when you get to this stage of things.
And so we all get fed up with the waiting. Try to be patient and we’ll do our best to reward you later on.
And so we come to this: I hope you all had a nice holiday time. Also all of those people who don’t really care about that stuff. It’s a new year 2011. Let’s make it a good one!”
New York, NY (February 10, 2011)–What would timeless songs like “New York, New York,” “Lady Is A Tramp,” and “Fly Me To The Moon,” sound like cranked out of Marshall stacks, crooned by members of Cheap Trick, Twisted Sister, Deep Purple, Anthrax, Mr. Big, or Queensrÿche? This can now be experienced on SIN-Atra, a brand new album to be released by Eagle Rock Entertainment on March 29, 2011. [MSRP $13.98]
This all-star project, created from the team that brought you the merry, molten melodies of We Wish You A Metal Xmas, reinvents the classic songs that the great Frank Sinatra performed and, in turn, made famous. These twelve cherished tunes, written by some of the greatest songwriters of all time, are given a radical hard rock/heavy metal treatment, resulting in electrically charged versions of the classics.
Some of the most potent and recognizable voices of rock rework such legendary gems as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Strangers In The Night,” and “That’s Life,” including Dee Snider, Robin Zander, Glenn Hughes, Joey Belladonna, Geoff Tate, , Tim “Ripper” Owens, Eric Martin, and dUg Pinnick. Producers Bob Kulick, of KISS and Meat Loaf fame, and Brett Chassen, recreated these songs on guitar and drums, respectively, rounded out by Billy Sheehan (bass) and Doug Katsaros (keyboards, orchestration). Also making an appearance as lead guitarist on “That’s Life” is renowned rock guitarist Richie Kotzen.
These familiar favorites are beloved the world over, but they’ve never been heard like this before! “A fantastic CD,” says executive producer Wendy Dio, “keeping the era alive with today’s musicians.”
Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Hamburg, & Paris.
Track Listing: 1.) New York, New York – Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad)
2.) I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple)
3.) Summerwind – Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche)
4.) It Was A Very Good Year – Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
5.) Witchcraft – Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth)
6.) Fly Me To The Moon – Robin Zander (Cheap Trick)
7.) Lady Is A Tramp – Eric Martin (Mr. Big)
8.) Strangers In The Night – Joey Belladonna (Anthrax)
9.) High Hopes – Franky Perez (Scars on Broadway)
10.) I’ve Got The World On A String – dUg Pinnick (King’s X)
11.) Love And Marriage – Elias Soriano (Nonpoint)
12.) That’s Life – Jani Lane (Warrant)
Sweden’s finest glam rock/metal sleaze band Hardcore Superstar returned in Finland to play two shows legendary Club Tavastia in Helsinki. Hardcore Superstar have been around for over twelve years and it seems that their popularity is constantly growing. Their ascension might look slow but it’s happening all the time for sure and the proof for that is that now band did two sold shows in here. The latest release SPLIT YOUR LIP came out in the fall of 2010 and it’s definitely one of the strongest releases of the bands career. Things seem to be going good for Hardcore Superstar so it’s time to check out their current live condition.
TEXAS – The Famine is less than a week away from the release of its sophomore Solid State Records full-length, The Architects of Guilt, and the North Texas technical death metal group is proud to unveil the music video for the record’s first single “Ad Mortem”, which is now live on Noisecreep.com at: http://www.noisecreep.com/2011/02/09/the-famine-ad-mortem-video-premiere/.
The video was shot in December at a steel fabrication shop in Dallas with director, Michael Dalton, in an attempt to capture the frustration of ferocity that permeates through the 11 tracks on The Architects of Guilt.
“As I talked to Nick (vocals) about this video, he let me know he wanted to not just set the feel for the track, but for the whole album,” said Dalton. “From shooting to editing, chaos was the ultimate goal.”
To achieve the desired feeling of chaos, the video combines quick edits of performance footage, filmed in the dark, cold Dallas warehouse, with images and video from traumatic events throughout history.
“(Vocalist, Nick Nowell) wanted it to be dark, chaotic and to feel oppressive, which is where all of the close ups and stock footage came in. As I’m sure my editor will tell you, watching hours of stock footage helps you to realize that mankind has accomplished both incredible and terrible things, and we’ve been to some really dark places. I think the goal of this video was to allow the viewer to catch even the slightest glimpse of that. And to maybe get stoked on some metal.”
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
Legendary metal group Motörhead have just released their 20th studio album titled, The Wörld Is Yours, which is the follow-up to the band’s 2008 album, Motörizer. Lemmy and Co. also recently released a video for the single “Get Back In Line” which can be seen here: http://bit.ly/fZT8UU.
Motörhead are currently on the road on a U.S. tour that will wrap up in Los Angeles at Club Nokia on March 11th. After that the band will take on Australia and South America in April/May before returning to Europe for a summer tour. For a complete list of dates visit www.imotorhead.com.
Since there can never be enough Motörhead, the tour will coincide with the US premiere of LEMMY, the critically acclaimed documentary about Motörhead’s iconic founder which has already been tearing up the worldwide film festival circuit.
This year we are celebrating 10 years as a band since we first formed at the young age of 14 in a garage. This is definitely a new and exciting time for our band and we have a lot of news to report. We will now be known as BLESSED CURSE. At this point we’ve decided to change our name due to the ever-increasing number of bands deciding to use the name Devastator, and “…..tor” bands in general, that have been springing up these days so we’ve concluded that it is best for our band to stand out from the pack as much as possible, apart from our music alone, by changing our name from Devastator to Blessed Curse. This new name fits our band to the letter because of our extensive history of being a band from an area where there is not much of anything for a music scene and having to travel to build any kind of fanbase, life on the road, all the ups and downs and in betweens of being in a metal band. Also, about a year ago we were fortunate to meet a local fan of our band for many years named Clark Webb, who is now wielding rhythm guitar with us, making our band officially no longer a trio and making us an even more powerful force to be reckoned with in the metal music world.
We are currently recording our debut full-length album and are extremely proud of how it is coming along. We are back at Trident Studios working with producer Juan Urteaga (Exodus, Sadus, Testament, Heathen), who also did our 2009 EP Burn the Beast, so it is awesome to be working together again. The drums have turned out even better than we could have hoped for and the guitar tracks are heavy enough to cause an earthquake. Prepare for maximum reaction headbanging as we look forward to crushing the cities of Earth with our new tunes and spreading the Blessed Curse!
As of January 2011 we have inked a licensing deal with the label Cyclone Empire based in Germany, home to Evocation, Paganizer, Demonical, Fragments of Unbecoming, etc. Our debut album will be released by early summer and have a worldwide release/distribution everywhere excluding Canada and America where we are looking for a US label home to get our music properly released domestically so get in touch – email@example.com/#!/pages/Blessed-Curse/198232413527448 or www.myspace.com/devastatorblast
Advent of Bedlam has just posted the brand new music video for the track, “The Stench of your Faith“, cut from the band’s 2010 release, Behold the Chaos, recorded at Cavan Studio and produced by the band’s guitar player Max Gutierrez while the artwork was created by Alex Hoffman of Cypher Visual (Behemoth, Abigail Williams, Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish)
The video was shot by Lunas Films Inc. and edited by Andres Carrillo from Pandemonium TV based on the band’s proposed concept.
The clip was premiered on Sunday, February 07th 2011 during that night’s Pandemonium Television show by VM Latino in Costa Rica. However band’s friends, fans and colleagues were able to watch the video on Saturday, January 29th during the video’s release party held in Casa Rock Bar, Heredia Costa Rica.
“The Stench of your Faith” video clip is now available in Advent of Bedlam’s official youtube channel and have post it in their official website and social media sites as well.
The North Americanpreorder for UK prog metallers, TesseracT, begins today at CM Distro. All fans who purchase a copy of One, the band’s debut album, prior to street date will receive the exclusive track, Hollow. Longtime TesseracT supporters will know Hollow as the band’s live intro track. A code and instructions to download the track will be emailed to everyone on March 22nd, One’s official street date. Fans who prefer to buy the digital album from iTunes will be offered the same promotion beginning March 8th. The European preorder will be announced shortly.Once the album is released, this promotion will no longer be valid, so preorder today.
In other digital news, Nascent, the band’s first single, is available now on all digital platforms. It features the instrumental version of the song as well. The band recently filmed a video for Nascent with director Tim Fox of cultlovesyou. To get a sneak peak at the video, check out the newly posted teaser here.
The band is also preparing to return stateside in support of One, recently announcing a mammoth tour alongside Protest the Hero and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. Dates are below.
Pimmit Hills, Virginia-based doomsters KING GIANT have just unveiled their new performance-based video. The second video from their 2009-released Southern Darkness full-length, this brand new visual portrayal of the track “Solace” was filmed at Washington D.C.’s infamous 9:30 Club, and portrays the band boasting their soulful Southern rock in a thunderous live setting. The video was produced by Kevin Barker and Double Kick Productions, who also produced the first video from Southern Darkness, for the track “13 To 1”, released last September.
View both the brand new “Solace” video as well as the previously-released “13 To 1” video at this location.
After self-releasing Southern Darkness in mid 2009, KING GIANT are now proud to announce the 12″ vinyl version of the release! Also being self-released by the band, via their own Graveyard Hill Records imprint, the massive album is available in two color schemes [oxblood, and oxblood with gold/silver splatter], both pressed on quality 180-gram wax, bound in a deluxe gatefold setup, and including a free digital download card of the album as well. More details and ordering info is available via http://www.kinggiant.com now.
KING GIANT are in pre-production of their next album now. Few details are available as of now, but the album title is confirmed as Dismal Hollow, and the band will begin recording in March for a release date later this Summer to be announced soon. KING GIANT played at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia last week where they previewed a bit of the new material for the first time, and were actually joined on stage by doom legend Victor Griffin (Pentagram, Place of Skulls) to take part in the band’s cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “The Needle And The Spoon.”
More widespread touring and live appearances are imminent for the remainder of 2011; more details will be announced as they are confirmed throughout the year.
Following months of touring in North America to round off 2010, British thrashers EVILE are back on the road in their homeland as they kick off a five-date headlining UK tour.
EVILE will be tearing their way around the UK with support from fellow Brit thrashers ELIMINATION and MUTANT. Each show of the tour will also feature a winning band from EVILE’s recent support slot competition in conjunction with Metal Hammer.
EVILE lead guitarist OL DRAKE comments:
“I’m just about to step out of the door to embark on our last set of dates before going into the studio to record Evile’s third album. Quickly reading through the Evile feature in today’s Kerrang! has put me quite in the mood for getting back out there, even if it is for five dates in the UK. Really excited to see all those smiling faces going mental, and hopefully we’ll have a raw version of a new track to play for you all.
“50 years ago today, The Beatles played the Cavern in Liverpool. 50 years after, Evile play the Academy in Manchester. It will be remembered. Just… not like The Beatles Cavern thing. Probably from me falling over, or forgetting a solo or something.”
Don’t miss EVILE live at the following shows:
EVILE w/ ELIMINATION, MUTANT
09 Feb. – Manchester, UK – Academy 3 (w/ BLUDVERA)
10 Feb. – Newcastle, UK – Academy (w/ VORTEX)
11 Feb. – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse (w/ CIRCLE OF TYRANTS)
12 Feb. – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms (w/ IMPALED EXISTENCE)
13 Feb. – London, UK – Underworld (w/ BLEEDING OATH)
After years of waiting the first Sylvan CD “Deliverance” is available again. And it’s a Special Edition!
Beside a narrowly mixed artwork and a overworked version of “A Fairytale Ending”, the special edition contains a bonus CD with the 12 1/2 minutes prog epic “The Lie”. This song based on so far unreleased material from the “Deliverance” writing session and was recorded specially for this edition!
Every beginning is hard, none more so than writing a new album. Where is the journey to go? What is the right direction? We really try to explore a new aspect from our music with every new album and that can be a very time-consuming and exhausting process.
Because of that we started 2011 with a renovation of our rehearsal room and now we have the right and cozy atmosphere to announce the official start of the “Sylvan 8th studio album writing process” 🙂
French black metal label Debemur Morti Productions’ reissue of the BLUT AUS NORD classic The Mystical Beast of Rebellion is now available in North America. Debemur Morti is now taking orders for the 2xCD version of this black metal masterpiece, the second disc of which features brand new material, “The Fall (Chapters 7, 7 & 7).” A new T-shirt design is available as well.
Furthermore, the recording of Blut Aus Nord’s highly anticipated 777 is nearly complete. Plans are in motion for an April 2011 release. Stay tuned to the newly relaunched www.BlutAusNord.com for updates.
The Mystical Beast of Rebellion
1 – The Fall: Chapter I
2 – The Fall: Chapter II
3 – The Fall: Chapter III
4 – The Fall: Chapter IV
5 – The Fall: Chapter V
6 – The Fall: Chapter VI
7 – The Fall: Chapter 7
8 – The Fall: Chapter 7
9 – The Fall: Chapter 7
Considered by many to be the band’s greatest work, BLUT AUS NORD’s The Mystical Beast Of Rebellion marked a crucial transition from the French enigma’s Black Metal genesis toward a discordant, forward-thinking future. Originally released in 2001, The Mystical Beast Of Rebellion surges with hypnotic fury, inducing trance-like states through increasingly dissonant riffing. Now buttressed by an entire bonus CD/LP’s worth of new material (that slows proceedings to a murky crawl), BLUT AUS NORD’s The Mystical Beast Of Rebellion has become an even taller monolith of obsidian dread. With this reissue, BLUT AUS NORD consummates the original work, delving deeper into the abyss first entered almost a decade ago. Three new songs have been written – “The Fall (Chapter 7, 7 and… 7)” – comprising an exclusive new album that plots a divergent path to the same destination. In conjunction with the brutal, hypnotic minimalism of the first six chapters, these crawling, cavernous pieces give the masterpiece a more wholesome dimension. In line with the defiant mindset of today, the second part of this release sees the band try new things, writing the thickest track of their history: a painful progression subtly roaring over 19 oppressing minutes. In order to establish an equilibrium, every artist should be afforded an opportunity to showcase the antithesis of his work. With this surprising reissue, BLUT AUS NORD takes up the mantle and presents The Mystical Beast Of Rebellion in an intriguing new light.
Legendary Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA, have posted the third of several video updates from the studio where they are recording their new album. View the clip below:
SEPULTURA has tapped Roy Z. (JUDAS PRIEST, HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN) to produce the group’s new CD, slated for an early summer release. The CD is once again being recorded at Trama Studios in São Paulo, Brazil.
SEPULTURA will return to the US for a massive headlining tour next April/May in support of their upcoming Nuclear Blast Records debut! Joining them will be a veritable united nations on metal in the form of Austria’s BELPHEGOR, Norway’s KEEP OF KALESSIN, Poland’s HATE, Montreal Canada’s NEURAXIS, and California based thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD. Starting May 23 Seattle Washington’s own insanely heavy, melodic metal kings NEVERMORE, will replace bondage obsessed blackened death metallers BELPHEGOR to finish out the tour.
SEPULTURA, BELPHEGOR, HATE, KEEP OF KALESSIN, NEURAXIS, BONDED BY BLOOD
04/18/11 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/19/11 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
04/20/11 Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
04/22/11 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
04/23/11 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
04/24/11 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
04/25/11 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
04/26/11 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
04/27/11 The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL
04/28/11 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
04/29/11 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
05/01/11 Clicks – Tyler, TX
05/02/11 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
05/03/11 Trees – Dallas, TX
05/05/11 Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
05/06/11 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
05/07/11 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ (w/ D.R.I.)
05/08/11 Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ (w/ D.R.I.)
05/09/11 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
05/10/11 The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
05/11/11 The Grand Ballroom at Regency Center – San Francisco, CA
05/12/11 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
05/13/11 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
05/14/11 The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
05/16/11 Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
05/18/11 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
05/19/11 Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL
05/20/11 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
05/21/11 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
05/22/11 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH SEPULTURA, NEVERMORE, HATE, KEEP OF KALESSIN, NEURAXIS, BONDED BY BLOOD
05/23/11 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
05/24/11 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
05/26/11 The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
05/27/11 The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA
05/28/11 Dickens – Calgary, AB – CANADA
05/29/11 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
05/31/11 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA SEPULTURA have now added a special event VIP ticket for a pre-show meet-and-greet to take place one hour before doors. Each night, fans will get to meet and greet SEPULTURA. VIP and reduced service charge tickets on sale now exclusively through Enterthevault.com. Tickets also on sale through all other normal ticketing systems. SEPULTURA recently inked a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band will enter the studio before the end of the year to begin work on a new studio album for a 2011 release.