October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

(New York, NY) — DARKEST HOUR is preparing fans for the “Legacy Tour” by announcing a one of a kind contest. DARKEST HOUR is challenging fans across the country to submit their highest scores for a chance to win a prize pack from Guitar Hero along with the chance to challenge DARKEST HOUR to a “Shred-Off” on the “Legacy Tour” which starts the second week of November.

To enter, fans must submit a video or a screen-shot of their high score from one of the following:

• Guitar Hero 6, “Warriors of Rock”

• Guitar Hero for the Apple iPhone or iPod Touch

• Guitar Hero 5, using Darkest Hour’s track, “Demons”.

Prizes Include: ­

• GRAND PRIZE: A chance to challenge DARKEST HOUR to a “Shred-Off” at the concert, early entry to the show, Guitar Hero 6, “Warriors of Rock” game and guitar, the Guitar Hero App for the iPhone/iPod Touch, a Darkest Hour t-shirt, and an autographed poster!

• 2ND PLACE: A ticket to the show of your choice, a Darkest Hour t-shirt, a signed poster from the band and a free download of the Guitar Hero App for the iPhone/iPod!

• 3RD PLACE: A Darkest Hour t-shirt and signed poster from the band!

You must submit your video or screen shot to http://tinyurl.com/shredoffcontest to be reviewed. The high score winner will be selected prior to the show by the band.

DARKEST HOUR will be heading out on the road with VEIL OF MAYA and PERIPHERY through November and December. Celebrating their 15-year anniversary as a band they will be playing selections spanning from their debut full length “Mark of the Judas” to their latest release. Included will be the epic instrumental “Veritas, Aequitas” along with other surprises from their catalog. Tickets can be bought here [http://www.darkesthour.cc], dates are below.

11/12-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/13-New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

11/14-Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

11/15-Quebec City, QC @ Dagobert

11/16-Montreal, QC @ Tulipe

11/17-Toronto, ON @ Mod Club

11/18-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre

11/19-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s

11/20-West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theatre

11/21-Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court

11/22-Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

11/23-Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue

11/24-Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702

11/26-San Diego, CA @ Soma

11/27-Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse

11/28-San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

11/29-West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky

11/30-Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre

12/01-Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad

12/02-Lubbock, TX @ Tequila Jungle

12/03-Austin, TX @ Emo’s

12/04-Dallas, TX @ Trees

12/05-Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

12/07-St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre

12/08-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

12/09-Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox

12/10-Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom

12/11-Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

12/12-Richmond, VA @ Hat Factory

DARKEST HOUR have been busy working on their upcoming full length with Peter Wichers (SOILWORK) for their debut eOne Music release due out early next year.

For more information on DARKEST HOUR and their experience in the studio with Peter, visit http://www.darkesthour.cc for updates over the next few months.

http://www.myspace.com/darkesthour / http://twitter.com/Darkesthourrock

For more information on E1 Metal please visit http://www.e1metal.com/ or follow @E1MetalATTACK

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October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

OL DRAKE, lead guitarist for British thrashers EVILE, recently bungee jumped next to London’s Tower Bridge along with Metal Hammer editor ALEXANDER MILAS, raising £2000 for charity.

OL DRAKE was dressed as a cowboy for the event, jumping in memory of late EVILE bassist MIKE ALEXANDER and in aid of the British Lung Foundation.  ALEXANDER MILAS, who was dressed as Zorro, jumped in memory of Dio and in aid of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.

Check out video footage of the jump:

You can still donate to the British Lung foundation for OL DRAKE’s jump at http://www.justgiving.com/Ol-Jump4metal or for ALEXANDER MILAS at http://www.ronniejamesdio.com

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS ‘Return To Zero’ out in North America!

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG


‘Return To Zero’, the 7th full-length album by SPIRITUAL BEGGARS and their first on InsideOut Music is out now!  SPIRTUAL BEGGARS formed in 1994 and is a project from Michael Amott (Carcass/Arch Enemy) that celebrates the classic hard rock sound of the ’70s.  This is the band’s first new album in five years and features an even more impressive all-star line-up.

Michael Amott (Guitar, also in Arch Enemy and Carcass)
Apollo Papathanasio (Vocals, also in Firewind)
Per Wiberg (Keys, also in Opeth)
Sharlee D’Angelo (Bass, also in Arch Enemy and Witchery)
Ludwig Witt (Drums, also in Firebird)

‘Return to Zero’ also features the bonus track “Time To Live”, a cover of the Uriah Heep classic. The album is available in-stores and online everywhere! Check out links to buy below:

ITUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/return-to-zero/id395499446
AMAZONMP3: http://www.amazon.com/Return-to-Zero-digital-booklet/dp/B0045NOQ1C
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Return-Zero-Spiritual-Beggars/dp/B0040XJ5N6
CMDISTRO: http://www.cmdistro.com/Search/return_to_zero
HMV CANADA: http://hmv.ca/Products/Detail/593680.aspx

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Job For A Cowboy Announces Fall U.S. Headlining Tour

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG


Glendale, AZ heavy metal powerhouse JOB FOR A COWBOY (JFAC) has announced a fall U.S. headlining tour. The trek will launch on December 5 in San Antonio, TX and feature support from Skeletonwitch and Misery Index. The official admat of the JFAC tour can be viewed now at this location.

JOB FOR A COWBOY continues to tour in support of its latest release, Ruination. The album skyrocketed to #42 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart in its first week of release and has met to scads of critical acclaim for its astounding dexterity, scorching attack, sleek arrangement and thundering musical muscle. The itinerary for the JFAC headlining tour is shaping up as follows:


Winter 2010 North American “Ruination” Tour

December 5 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit

December 6 Dallas, TX The Door

December 7 Houston, TX Warehouse Live

December 9 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre

December 10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room

December 11 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit’s

December 12 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade

December 14 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Downunder

December 15 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar

December 16 New York, NY Santos Party House

December 17 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church

December 18 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights

December 19 Richmond, VA Canal Club

December 20 Nashville, TN Rocketown

On November 23, Metal Blade Records will release JOB FOR A COWBOY’s Ruination as a limited edition 3×10″ colored vinyl / CD box set; the collection housing the album as well as both rare and live material from the award winning band. The special set’s track listing is as follows:

a. LP #1: Vinyl color: green


1. Unfurling a Darkened Gospel

2. Summon the Hounds

3. Constitutional Masturbation

ii. SIDE B

1. Regurgitated Disinformation

2. March to the Global Enslavement

b. LP #2: Vinyl color: orange


1. Butchering the Enlightened

2. Lords of Chaos

3. Psychological Immortality

ii. SIDE B

1. To Detonate and Exterminate

2. Ruination

c. LP #3: Vinyl color: red


1. The Matter of Splatter (Exhumed cover song

) 2. Embedded (Live @ 2007 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)

3. Altered from Catechization (Live @ 2007 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)

ii. SIDE B

1. Entombment of a Machine (Live @ Unitarian Church, Philadelphia 2009)

2. Unfurling A Darkened Gospel (Live @ Unitarian Church, Philadelphia 2009)

3. Regurgitated Disinformation (Live @ Unitarian Church, Philadelphia 2009)

2.) Bonus CD

1. The Matter of Splatter (Exhumed cover song)

2. Embedded (Live @ 2007 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)

3. Altered from Catechization (Live @ 2007 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)

4. Entombment of a Machine (Live @ Unitarian Church, Philadelphia 2009)

5. Unfurling A Darkened Gospel (Live @ Unitarian Church, Philadelphia 2009)

6. Regurgitated Disinformation (Live @ Unitarian Church, Philadelphia 2009)

Recently, JOB FOR A COWBOY unveiled its new music video, for the track “Ruination”. The engaging clip presents a visual interpretation of JFAC vocalist Jonny Davy’s end-time lyrics via vintage atomic bomb testing and Cold War propaganda films. Check out JFAC’s “Ruination” video now at this location.



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CHARLIE BENANTE DRUMS TO A NEW TOON: Anthrax Drummer Joins Forces with Disney To Create “Vinylmation” Figures

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG
Anthrax's Benante Teams up with Disney for "Vinylmation" Figures

Anthrax's Benante Teams up with Disney for "Vinylmation" Figures

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 12, 2010 – A few months ago, Disney Product Developers Holli McHugh and Donald Ferro teamed up with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante to create an epic new vinyl – “Vinylmation” that is.  These new collectible figures are the hottest craze to hit Disney Parks & Resorts.  Based on the character Mickey Mouse, the Vinylmation figures take on different looks, urban styles and characters, and often depict different Disney park attractions and icons.

Benante knew at a young age there was art and music in his blood.  A Disney fan from the start, it was Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” that led him to get hooked on creating art in all forms, as well as his love for Mickey Mouse and the flawless and seamless animation that only Disney could provide.

Known mainly for his drumming skills, Benante has performed on over fifty tours spanning the globe and has been instrumental in the creation and development of the art and graphic designs seen on numerous band album covers, t-shirts and more.

Now, marching to the beat of another drum, comes Benante’s nine (9) music inspired 9″ Vinylmation figures.  Benante has intricately wound gauze-like material reminiscent of sheet music around the Vinylmation, from head to toe, creating an almost mummified appearance with an ear for music and an eye for design, which is clearly a tribute to his love for music and art.  Not one to kiss and tell, Benante has also created three additional Vinylmation figures he calls “Kisses.”  How can you not love them?

If you want to check out Benante’s rocking’ new Vinylmation figures and meet the man himself, be sure and hit D Street in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort on October 23 from 5-8PM.  More details can be accessed at  www.DisneyDStreet.com

You can also catch Benante and Anthrax, currently on the Jagermeister Fall Music Tour with Slayer and Megadeth.  The band is currently working on their brand new album – with Joey Belladonna on vocals – that will be released in early 2011.

Remaining dates for the Jagermeister tour are as follows:

14 War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN
15 DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, MI
16 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
18 Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO  (headline show)
19 Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UT
20 The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV
21 Gibson Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA

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October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Panzerfaust - Darkthrone

Panzerfaust - Darkthrone

GREAT BRITAIN – Britain’s independent heavy metal powerhouse, Peaceville Records, will begin releasing new editions of classic Darkthrone albums later this month from the recently acquired Moonfog Productions catalogue titles.
The first re-issue, Panzerfaust, – Darkthrone’s fifth album overall – will be released as a double-disc set and individually numbered vinyl (2000) on October 25th.  The 2-CD edition includes a bonus disc featuring commentary from Darkthrone’s infamous drummer/lyricist, Fenriz, for a first hand perspective behind the creation of the 1995 Frost-fuelled black metal masterpiece.

Additionally, Peaceville Records will re-issue the rare second Isengard release, Høstmørke(1995), on October 25th.  The album, which was performed entirely by Fenriz, also features a special commentary disc conducted by Fenriz, reflecting on the recording process, as well as an insight into the time of the recording.

Panzerfaust and Høstmørke can be pre-ordered now at the Peaceville webstore at: http://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/.

For more information on Peaceville Records…


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Slayer releases Vinyl Conflict Box Set

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG
Slayer - The Vinyl Conflict - Product Shot

Slayer - The Vinyl Conflict - Product Shot

Slayer’s much anticipated Vinyl Conflict box set is now available via Slayer’s online store.

For nearly 30 years, Slayer has been the single most distinctive and radical thrash metal band anywhere. Graphic lyrics, saturated in controversy and disturbing imagery…the frenzied guitar playing, powerful vocals, and unrelenting pounding drums at breakneck speed…the unparalleled concert performances…the shocking and blood-fueled albums all have kept their rabid, head-banging fans enthralled in mayhem.

For the first time in the band’s storied history, The Vinyl Conflict collects all 10 original Slayer albums from American Recordings and puts them together in this limited edition box set. Each album has been re-mastered from the original flat master tapes and is pressed on the highest quality 180-gram audiophile vinyl.  Also included are reproductions of the original LP artwork, including inner sleeve art, all in heavyweight, litho-wrapped chip jackets.  From 1986’s Reign In Blood to 1994’s Divine Intervention to 2009’s World Painted Blood, it’s all here, it’s all on vinyl and it’s all original Slayer.


Vinyl Conflict buy link: http://www.sonymusicdigital.com/slayer/features/5604536

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SOILWORK: Part 1 of Tour Documentary Released

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG


The Godfathers of Swedish modern metal, SOILWORK, have uploaded part 1 of the bands tour documentary to the following location (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlduvcFVXIQ). 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 http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=105994975. 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)


• 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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October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Stern Pinball, the only makers of real pinball games on the planet, has teamed up with Nuclear Blast USA to sponsor a worldwide contest for ONE LUCKY METAL FAN to win all of the new CDs & DVDs released in 2010 by Nuclear Blast USA.

Nuclear Blast USA’s 2010 catalog consists of:

  • ACCEPT – Blood Of The Nations Digi-Pak CD
  • AMORPHIS – Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes 2-CD/2-DVD
  • AMORPHIS – Magic And Mayhem (Tales From The Early Years) CD
  • ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY – The Reign Of Darkness CD
  • ARSIS – Starve For The Devil CD
  • AVANTASIA – The Wicked Symphony CD
  • BLIND GUARDIAN – At The Edge Of Time Deluxe Edition 2-CD
  • CANDLEMASS – Ashes To Ashes Live CD/DVD
  • CATHEDRAL – The Guessing Game CD
  • CRADLE OF FILTH – Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa Deluxe Digi-Pak CD
  • DEATH ANGEL – Relentless Retribution CD
  • DECREPIT BIRTH – Polarity CD
  • ELUVEITIE – Everything Remains As It Never Was CD
  • ENSLAVED – Axioma Ethica Odini Digi-Pak CD
  • EXODUS – Exhibit B: The Human Condition CD
  • EXODUS – Shovel Headed Tour Machine: Live At Wacken And Other Assorted Atrocities DVD/Live CD
  • FORBIDDEN – Omega Wave CD
  • IMMOLATION – Majesty And Decay CD
  • IMMORTAL – The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh: Live At Wacken DVD
  • KATALYSM – Heaven’s Venom CD
  • KEEP OF KALESSIN – Reptilian CD
  • MALEVOLENT CREATION – Invidious Dominion CD
  • MELECHESH – Epigenesis CD
  • MESHUGGAH – Alive DVD/Live CD
  • MNEMIC – Sons Of The System CD
  • PAIN – Cynic Paradise CD
  • REVAMP – ReVamp CD
  • RHAPSODY OF FIRE – The Frozen Tears Of Angels CD
  • SABATON – Coat Of Arms CD
  • SOILWORK – The Panic Broadcast CD
  • TAROT – The Gravity Of Light CD
  • THE CRINN – Dreaming Saturn CD
  • THERION – Sitra Ahra CD
  • UNLEASHED – As Yggdrasil Trembles CD

All interested metal fans can enter here.  This contest ends November 15th.  Duplicate entries will be disqualified.

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THE OCEAN: “The Grand Inquisitor II – Roots & Locusts” Track Premiere

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Today Stereogum premieres “The Grand Inquisitor II – Roots & Locusts,” the fifth track from Anthropocentric, the upcoming full-length from German progressive/atmospheric metal enigmas THE OCEAN. Set for a North American release on November 9 via Metal Blade Records, Anthropocentric serves as part two of the concept explored on the band’s well-received Heliocentric long player, released this past spring.

The concept at the base of both offerings is a critique of Christianity from varying philosophical and personal perspectives. Both records were recorded in the mountainous isolation of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the highest elevated city in Europe, and recorded and mixed by their house sound engineer Julien Fehlmann.

To check out “The Grand Inquisitor II – Roots & Locusts,” point your browser HERE. In addition, the LANDING PAGE for Anthropocentric is now live as well, offering fans in the US, UK, Canada, and Europe a chance to pre-order the album. “She Was The Universe,” the third track off Anthropocentric, is streaming now. Metal Blade Records will continue to update the LANDING PAGE leading up to and throughout the release of Anthropocentric with news, tours, dates, video footage, and more so be sure to check back frequently.

More on Anthropocentric:
Despite the fact that Darwin inaugurated a paradigm shift in modern natural science, his thoughts were not the last nail in Christianity’s coffin. There are still people who believe that the teachings in Genesis are to be taken verbatim. These people are at the crosslines of  Anthropocentric. The album challenges the views of creationists and other modern fundamentalists who still believe that the earth is at the center of the universe and no more than 5,000 years old. Where Heliocentric covered a large range of dynamics and styles from calm, soulful songs based on piano and vocals to moments of eclectic heaviness, Anthropocentric is more straight forward, technical and soul-searingly heavy, whilst still tapping into the band’s signature range of dynamics.



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Cradle Of Filth – new video blog & track on

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG
Cradle of Filth reveals artwork for 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa'

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

A new video blog from Cradle Of Filth is now streaming on the mini-site for the band’s forthcoming album, Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, at www.peaceville.com/cradleoffilth.

In the new video Dani and the rest of the band discuss how they work, their history, their plans for the future and some of the controversy that has followed them through their career.

In addition to this video the mini-site features also info about the album, a gallery featuring 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 is being updated on a weekly basis with new video blogs, fan competitions, promo videos, new downloads and more.

A preview of Deceiving Eyes, a new track from the album, is also streaming on the mini-site. The track is also playing on the band’s iPhone app. A different track from the album is added to the site every Wednesday in the lead up to release on November 1st (November 9th in USA).

Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, released on the band’s own AbraCadaver imprint through Peaceville Records and through Nuclear Blast in the USA, is the band’s ninth studio album and has been described by Rocksound as displaying:

“a masterful control over the multi-faceted Cradle Of Filth sound; brutal vocal gymnastics, skull-rattling double-kicks, symphonic flourishes, dramatic narrative and balls-out axe-slinging all make their presence known, but in a manner which routinely serves to bolster the coherency of the greater whole…this fucking slays.” (9/10)

Details of the special fan’s edition are also now online. The limited boxset is available exclusively from the Peaceville site. Dani has already stated, this is will be, ‘the best Cradle Of Filth release that we have ever created, the ultimate version of our ultimate album. For you, our loyal mortal appreciators.’

The fans’ edition comes packaged in a deluxe hard box containing:

  • 2CDs – the album plus a disc of bonus tracks and demos (including  Adest Rosa Secreta Eros, an exclusive track that will not be available on any other edition of the album)
  • DVD – the promo video for Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned) plus a documentary on the making of the video
  • A LP sized 64 page hard-back book. The book features hi-quality artwork and photos and a short story based around the album written by Dani. A sneak preview of some of the pages from the book, which will also house the 2CDs and DVD included in the set, is now on the band’s mini-site.
  • · An exclusive t-shirt available only in this box
  • · A stunning limited edition lenticular 3D image of the album cover art , ready for framing
  • · Five 8” x 6”photographic prints of members of the band.

  • · An official certificate of authenticity from the band

The set costs £49.95 (+ P&P).

The vinyl and 2CD special editions of the album are also now available to pre-order.  The 2CD edition of the album features 4 bonus tracks and comes packaged in a 20 page digibook and costs £11.99.

The double, heavyweight (180gsm), coloured (1 disc on blue and 1 disc on red) vinyl edition is limited to 2000 numbered copies and comes packaged a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves. The vinyl edition also comes with a dropcard with a unique code to download digital version the album. The vinyl edition costs £17.99

An album t-shirt is also available for £14.99.


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October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Los Angeles traditional heavy metal band WHITE WIZZARD have released a cover of DIO’s legendary anthem, WE ROCK.

The track is featured as the ‘Track Of The Day’ on the website of Classic Rock magazine and is available to download for free.  Get the track now at http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/track-of-the-day-white-wizzard

WHITE WIZZARD’s cover of WE ROCK is also due to be included as the second track on the band’s new single, SHOOTING STAR – a brand new, original track which was written as a tribute to RONNIE JAMES DIO.  The two tracks are the first to be recorded with new WHITE WIZZARD vocalist PETER ELLIS.

Listen to SHOOTING STAR online now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjJAEz__Ol4

The SHOOTING STAR single, along with WE ROCK, is due to be released on iTunes on October 18th and will also be available on limited edition 7″ vinyl exclusively on WHITE WIZZARD’s upcoming UK headlining tour.  All profits will go to the Children Of The Night charity.

Catch WHITE WIZZARD live in the UK and get your hands on one of the limited edition SHOOTING STAR 7″ vinyls at the following shows:

05 November 2010 – Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms
06 November 2010 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy 2
07 November 2010 – Belfast, UK – Auntie Annie’s Porterhouse
08 November 2010 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
10 November 2010 – Sheffield, UK – The Corporation
11 November 2010 – Manchester, UK – Satan’s Hollow
13 November 2010 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
14 November 2010 – London, UK – The Underworld

Get tickets for the shows from SeeTickets at http://bit.ly/cxBd35

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/ww_ott_uktour2010.jpg

WHITE WIZZARD’s debut full-length album, OVER THE TOP, is out now worldwide on CD and vinyl LP.  Get the album in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_737 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_706

For more WHITE WIZZARD news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/whitewizzard

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October 13th, 2010
by EvilG


Following the recent release of the new, self-titled album from Canadian melodic thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR, Earache Records launched the ‘Total Annihilation’ campaign, reissuing six albums from the band’s illustrious back-catalogue in Europe.

The first four releases in the Total Annihilation campaign – CARNIVAL DIABLOS, CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW, WAKING THE FURY and KING OF THE KILL – are available now, with REFRESH THE DEMON and REMAINS due to be released soon.

To thank fans for purchasing these great metal milestones, Earache Records is offering a free, sturdy bookshelf box to fans as a way of neatly and proudly displaying the six reissued albums.  The free bookshelf box features stunning ANNIHILATOR artwork and includes a personal message to the fans from ANNIHILATOR mastermind and guitarist JEFF WATERS.

To get your free ANNIHILATOR bookshelf box, simply e-mail your full name and address to annihilatorbox@earache.com with the subject “Annihilator box”.

This offer is only available to European fans; CDs not included.

View a picture of the bookshelf box at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/annihilator_bookshelf_box.jpg

Get your hands on CARNIVAL DIABLOS, CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW, WAKING THE FURY and KING OF THE KILL now in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_749

REFRESH THE DEMON is due to be released on October 25th, with REMAINS due on November 8th.

To celebrate these deluxe reissues, Earache is also offering all fans a completely free ANNIHILATOR compilation album, called TOTAL ANNIHILATION.  Download your copy now for free at http://www.earache.com/totalannihilation

Don’t miss ANNIHILATOR live on their European headlining tour at the following remaining shows:

Oct. 12 – Cologne, GER – Stollwerk
Oct. 14 – Berlin, GER – C-Club
Oct. 15 – Hamburg, GER – Knust
Oct. 16 – Copenhagen, DEN – The Rock
Oct. 18 – Oslo, NOR – John Dee
Oct. 19 – Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
Oct. 20 – Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
Oct. 22 – Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
Oct. 23 – Tallinn, EST – Tapper Club
Oct. 24 – Vilnius, LIT – New York
Oct. 26 – Warsaw, POL – Progresja
Oct. 27 – Krakow, POL – Loch Ness
Oct. 28 – Prague, CZR – Retro Music Hall
Oct. 30 – Wörgl, AUT – Komma
Nov. 01 – Pratteln, SWI – Z7
Nov. 02 – Nuremberg, GER – Hirsch
Nov. 03 – Milan, ITA – Live Club
Nov. 05 – Barcelona, SPA – Mephisto
Nov. 06 – Madrid, SPA – Sala Live
Nov. 07 – Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzoki
Nov. 10 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Nov. 11 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Nov. 13 – Newcastle, UK – Legends
Nov. 14 – Glasgow, UK – Garage
Nov. 15 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Nov. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Nov. 18 – Bristol, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 20 – London, UK – Islington Academy
Nov. 24 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Principal Club Theatre
Nov. 25 – Athens, Greece – Gagarin 205 Club

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

Get tickets to see ANNIHILATOR from TicketMaster at http://j.mp/agadFc

For more ANNIHILATOR news and info, head to http://www.annihilatormetal.com

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October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

(New York, NY) — In addition to the few dates announced last week, CROWBAR will be hitting the road hard this winter along side BLACK TUSK. Dates will span most of the eastern seaboard through the middle of December. All tour dates are below. Tickets will go on sale this week.

Oct. 18 Austin, TX – Emo’s

Oct. 19 Houston, TX – Numbers

Oct. 21 Lafayette, LA – Sadie’s Downtown

Oct. 22 Shreveport, LA – Riverside Warehouse

Oct. 30 Gulfport MS – The Door

Oct. 31 New Orleans, LA – House Of Shock


Nov 27 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx

Nov 28 Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit

Nov 29 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn

Nov 30 Raleigh, NC  @ Volume 11

Dec 1  Charleston, SC @ Jimbo’s Rock Lounge

Dec 2  Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

Dec 3  Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

Dec 4  Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar & Grill

Dec 5  New York, NY @ Santo’s Party House

Dec 6  Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary Coast

Dec 7  Providence, RI @ Club Hell

Dec 8  Cambridge, MA @ Middle East

Dec 9  Niagara Falls, NY @ Evening Star Music Hall

Dec 10  Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room

Dec 11  Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club

Dec 12  St Louis, MO @ Fubar

Dec 13  Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone

Dec 14  Little Rock @ The Village

Dec 15  Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee

Dec 16  Dallas @ Trees

Newly signed to eOne Music, sludge metal legends CROWBAR recently re-released three influential records, CROWBAR, LIVE +1 and TIME HEALS NOTHING on October 5th, 2010. These three records are the band’s core titles and have influenced many of today’s major metal acts including LAMB OF GOD and HATEBREED. With each title originally being released in the early nineties, this will be the first time all three records will be widely available in stores and online. A new CROWBAR record is planned for early 2011.

Kirk Windstein formed CROWBAR in 1991. Since that time, the band’s sound has profoundly influenced a new generation of metal acts the world over. Weinstein is also a key member of KINGDOM OF SORROW (with HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta) and DOWN.

Visit http://www.crowbarmusic.com/ for more information.

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October 13th, 2010
by EvilG
DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

In honor of its North American release date, ShockHound.com is offering ABRAHADABRA, the new album by Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR, for purchase in MP3 format for $6.99 at this location.

View Shockhound.com’s Taco Tuesday video review of ABRAHADABRA here.

DIMMU BORGIR’s 32-date run across North America launches on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts and ends Tuesday, December 14th in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.  Support will come from Enslaved and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes.  Advanced pre-sale tickets & VIP packages for this tour are now on sale via ArtistArena.com (User Name: dimmuborgir; Password: tickets).  Ticketing widget is available here (same log-in).

The video for the track “Gateways” can be viewed on the Nuclear Blast Europe & DIMMU BORGIR YouTube channels.

The “Gateways” single is available for purchase on iTunes at this location.  Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here.

Watch a new video interview by FaceCulture.com with DIMMU guitarist/songwriter Silenoz here (Part 1), here (Part 2), and here (Part 3).

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.

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