HALCYON WAY CANCELS EUROPEAN TOUR; Guitarist Jon Bodan diagnosed with Lymphoma

October 19th, 2010
by EvilG

Atlanta metal band Halcyon Way regrets to announce the cancellation of their upcoming European tour with Stuck Mojo.

Guitarist Jon Bodan was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma, a form of cancer. After weeks of intense testing, it was the opinion of Jon’s doctors and everyone involved with the tour that the best course of action was for the band to not take part in the tour. This will allow Jon to quickly begin an aggressive treatment program.

All of the members of Halcyon Way would like to thank the fans and the members of Fozzy, Stuck Mojo and their management team for all of your support and understanding. We hope to make the trip to Europe in the near future! At this time, the band is looking forward to Jon’s speedy recovery and playing Florida Power Fest in December with Blind Guardian!

Halcyon Way recently released their sophomore album, “Building The Towers”, through Nightmare Records in North America on October 12, 2010.

Produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Svartsot) and guitarist Jon Bodan, “Building The Towers” features the 10 best songs the band has ever written, superb performances by all involved, including new vocalist Steve Braun (formerly of Italy’s Ashent) and guest vocalist Pamela Moore (yes, Sister Mary from Queensryche’s “Operation Mindcrime”). Topped by a stunning artwork courtesy of Travis Smith (Nevermore, Opeth etc.), the album comes across as nothing but a masterpiece in the making.

Aurally combining the heaviness of bands like Testament, the technical prowess of Dream Theater, the power metallic attitude of Evergrey and soaring vocal melodies, Halcyon Way will leave you awestricken by their punishing riffs and unforgettable hooks.

www.halcyonway.com

www.myspace.com/halcyonway

www.facebook.com/halcyonway

www.twitter.com/halcyonway

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Massive Slavery: Global Enslavement is Here!

October 19th, 2010
by EvilG
MASSIVE SLAVERY "Global Enslavement"

MASSIVE SLAVERY "Global Enslavement"

Have you heard MASSIVE SLAVERY’s Global Enslavement? If not, you are strongly encouraged to find out why Lords of Metal dubbed it “The breakthrough metal album of the year!” and critics around the globe have been raving about the new masterpiece from the elite Canadian death metal unit. Available now from Maple Metal Records!

MASSIVE SLAVERY grabbed the No. 1 slot on Reverb Nation in Northern Quebec, www.reverbnation.com/massiveslavery and the song “Humanity’s Last Hope” will be featured on the Rock Band video game in November. A video is also in the works to coincide with the release of this song on Rock Band.

“This is a great album from a very talented band; great production value and great performances. Riff after killer riff Massive Slavery are laying down the smack.” – Metal-Rules (3.5/5)

“Global Enslavement is an album that delivers a quintessential death metal experience. It combines a refreshingly unique mix of melodic, brutal and technical death metal. Bravo!” – Bravewords (8.5/10)

“The perfect balance between extreme and melodic death metal: With hooks, brutality, and groove.” – Boulevard Brutal (9/10)

“This is just an awesome debut by an ambitious band that’s not afraid to raise their voice.” – DeathMetal.be (92/100)

“Massive Slavery deliver a refined version of melodic death metal on steroids that grips you like a vice and beats you into submission.” – The New Review (4/5)


BIO

Global Enslavement is a Revolutionary Album in Modern Death Metal. It is a concept death metal album that explores some of the darkest parts of modern history that caused the epic failures of our society today. ‘Global Enslavement’ was released July 26th via Maple Metal Records, Toronto/Canada; the label launched by John Belrose, producer of Exciter’s “Heavy Metal Maniac”.

MASSIVE SLAVERY hail from the towns of Val d’Or and Rouyn-Noranda, the gold-mining district in Northern Quebec. The province of Quebec, Canada has traditionally been a hot bed for great metal talent and now MASSIVE SLAVERY can be added to that illustrious list.

Born from a concept conceived by bassist Marc-André Barrette (ex-Paroxysm) and guitarist Joël St-Amant (ex-Descend into Nothingness), Massive Slavery was officially created in the winter of 2009.

Having previously worked with Joel in “Descend into Nothingness”, drummer Pierre-Alexandre Mercier (ex-Decrepity) did not hesitate to join the crew. Even if the band were still looking for a front man, they began to write and work on fresh material.

After a couple of months of hunting around, their search was finally rewarded when vocalist Jon ‘The ProF’ St-Pierre landed the role, to round out this new quartet. His addition to the band gave new dynamics, and a boost of energy to push the band into finalizing the writing of their first album.

The collaboration of this musical assault Global Enslavement combines a mix of melodic, brutal and technical death metal.

The album was produced and recorded by Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Beneath the Massacre, Neuraxis) in January, at Northern Studio in Northern Quebec. It was mixed and mastered by Pierre Rémillard (Anvil, Kataklysm, Misery Index, Malevolent Creation) in February, at Wild Studio north of Montreal.

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DARKEST HOUR ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR

October 19th, 2010
by EvilG

DARKEST HOUR will heading over to Europe this winter and they couldn’t be more excited to get back across the pond. “Put on your winter jacket and get ready for endless nights of good times, because were headed back to Europe. We’re bringing the legacy tour overseas – playing songs from our entire catalog. We fell in love with Europe in 2000 and have enjoyed touring there for an entire decade.  Playing from squats to arenas and everywhere in between, we’ve made some of our closest friends and have had some of the best times or our lives.  Experiencing all forms of cultures and enjoying the beautiful diversity of the European continent has always been a joy for the entire band.  Since our European bros are true purists I am sure they will enjoy the set we have cooked up for them.” says guitarist Mike Schleibaum.

Coming along for the ride will be PROTEST THE HERO, BORN OF OSIRIS and PURIFIED IN BLOOD. Ticket info can be found at http://www.darkesthour.cc

26.01.11 Germany Stuttgart @ Röhre

27.01.11 Holland Nijmegen @ Doornroosje

28.01.11 UK Manchester @ Club Academy

29.01.11 UK Nottingham @ Rock City

30.01.11 UK London @ Garage

31.01.11 Belgium Antwerpen @ Trix

01.02.11 Germany Berlin @ Magnet

02.02.11 Germany Aschaffenburg @ Colos Saal

03.02.11 Germany Hamburg @ Knust

04.02.11 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island

05.02.11 Germany München @ Feierwerk

06.02.11 Hungary Budapest @ Dürer Kert

07.02.11 Austria Vienna @ Arena

08.02.11 Italy Bologna @ Sottotetto Club

09.02.11 Italy Rome @ Init Club

10.02.11 Switzerland @ Aarau Kiff

11.02.11 Germany Trier @ Exhaus

12.02.11 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik

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.

In the meantime, they’ll be celebrating their 15 year anniversary as a band by touring the US on the “Legacy Tour” with VEIL OF MAYA, PERIPHERY and REVOCATION. Ticket info can be found at www.darkesthour.cc

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

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

http://twitter.com/Darkesthourrock

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Sepulchral Productions to Release Unholy Black Metal Trinity

October 19th, 2010
by EvilG

Montreal’s Sepulchral Productions is proud to announce the November 9th release of three new black metal juggernauts. Varying shades of grimness and black metal might are offered in the industrial force of Borgne’s Entraves de l’Âme, the chilling atmospherics on Forteresse’sPar Hauts Bois et Vastes Plaines,and the raw/ambient plague of Neige et Noirceur’s La Seigneurie des Loups. Information on each of these stunning albums is included below.

Borgne – Entraves de l’Âme

Drown in Nothingness

Tainted Utopia

Die Trying to Take Off the Rope

Dark Mirror

Suffering to Buy Our Poison

The Plague

Moorwanderung.

After the mechanical fury of IV, Borgne is back with a more complex and torturous opus on which the martial and brutal parts are interlaced with darker, more eerie moments. On this album, Borgne mastermind Bornyhake has allied himself with Xasthur’s Malefic and Vinterriket’s CZ who supply very haunting keyboard pieces to the music. But don’t let the somewhat more organic side of this new album fool you, Entraves de l’Âme will plunge you directly into a universe of hatred and horror…

http://www.myspace.com/borgne

Forteresse – Par Hauts Bois et Vastes Plaines

For its third album, Forteresse takes a more hypnotic and introspective approach and offers a majestic and melancholic opus that is sure to appeal to the fans of the group. Athros’ voice, Moribond’s sweeping guitar melodies and that ever cold and raw sound, all trademarks of the band, are as ever-present as always, but the outfit has also developed it’s atmospheric side by adding keyboards passages that add an ambient touch Forteresse’s own Métal Noir Québécois. As the album in itself is but one long journey and has to be listened in its entirety to be best discovered, the group has elected to name all tracks by the same name as the album…

www.myspace.com/forteresse

Neige et Noirceur – La Seigneurie des Loups

Croix de Feu, Croix de Fer

Ancien Folklore Québécois

1837

La Seigneurie des Loups

Les Plaines de Krolok

While its split with Monarque is still fresh, Neige et Noirceur strikes again, for the first time under the Sepulchral Productions banner. Without a doubt the best release of the group to this day, La Seigneurie Des Loups features, as usual, a raw Black/Ambient breed that might bring Paysage d’Hiver to mind to certain while forging it’s own identity as well as having a very Quebecois, side. Cold, dark and hypnotic, Neige et Noirceur summons images of these long, wintery Quebec nights!

www.myspace.com/neigeetnoirceur

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WHITE WIZZARD: ‘SHOOTING STAR’ SINGLE AVAILABLE TO BUY EXCLUSIVELY ON ITUNES

October 19th, 2010
by EvilG
White Wizzard - Oct.2010 Promo Photo

White Wizzard - Oct. 2010 Promo Photo

SHOOTING STAR, the brand new single from Los Angeles traditional heavy metal band WHITE WIZZARD, is available to buy now exclusively on iTunes.

SHOOTING STAR is a new, original track and was written as a tribute to RONNIE JAMES DIO.  Also included on the digital single is a cover of DIO’s anthemic WE ROCK as the second track.  The two tracks are the first songs to be recorded with new WHITE WIZZARD vocalist PETER ELLIS.

Get the SHOOTING STAR single on iTunes now at http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/shooting-star/id397791481

The SHOOTING STAR single 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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MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick

October 19th, 2010
by Arto Lehtinen

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MEGADETH’s CHRIS BRODERICK

Interview by Arto Lehtinen and Marko Syrjälä

Transcription by David Groves

Megadeth headlined the third day at Tuska and offered a great deal of the classic Megadeth tunes as well as newer stuff from the excellent ENDGAME album. Before Megadeth concluded the annual Tuska festival, we had the great opportunity to talk to the band’s guitarist Chris Broderick about the big four tour, the latest studio album, and of course Jag Panzer and Nevermore.

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The Misfits Hat Trickers Sir Reg : Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland, 13/09/10

October 19th, 2010
by Arto Lehtinen

 

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The Misfits / Hat Trickers/ Sir Reg 

Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland, 13/09/10

By Petri Da Costa 

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SHADOWS FALL AND CRAVE ONLINE DEBUT 2ND EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM ‘MADNESS IN MANILA’ CD/DVD SET

October 19th, 2010
by Celtic Bob
Shadows Fall - NEW DVD/CD ‘MADNESS IN MANILA’

Shadows Fall - NEW DVD/CD ‘MADNESS IN MANILA’

SHADOWS FALL and Crave Online have just unveiled another exclusive clip from the band’s upcoming CD/DVD set, entitled Madness in Manila. The clip features a live performance of ‘Redemption’, live in Manila, Philippines! Head to the link above to watch the clip! Madness in Manila is set for release on October 25th, 2010, and marks the impressive 15 year anniversary of SHADOWS FALL!

The band is offering a pre-order offer for the Madness in Manila set, including three separate package options! See below for all pre-order options, and click the links to order your bundle:

Pre- Order – Madness in Manila CD/DVD set – $18

Pre- Order Bundle #1 – Madness in Manila CD/DVD set, exclusive SHADOWS FALL t-shirt – $28 **

Pre- Order Bundle #2 – Madness in Manila CD/DVD set, exclusive SHADOWS FALL t-shirt, exclusive Madness in Manila 3-D laminate (only 100 being made) – $32 **

** Includes signed booklet while supplies last.

SHADOWS FALL’s first visit to Manila, Philippines came when many bands weren’t performing in the city, but through the immense devotion of their fans, the band had a massive, unprecedented reception. In April 2009, the band made their triumphant return to the Philippines to headline the Pulp Summer Slam Festival in Manila for over 22,000 people!  Madness in Manila chronicles this event, and includes over 60 minutes of live footage, pryo and all, and various little gems from their 2009 Far East tour. Bonus footage includes video from the Philippines show performance of ‘Redemption’ and ‘Venomous’, the Japan Club Citta show performance of ‘The Light That Blinds’, and the Korean show performance of ‘Thoughts Without Words’. Also included with the DVD is an audio CD of the performance!

SHADOWS FALL is pleased to announce their first and only New York City performance this year, taking place at Santos Party House on December 18th, 2010. Santos Party House is an intimate venue, so this particular show should not be missed by any metal fan! A limited amount of pre-sale tickets will be available to fans beginning today at 3pm ET. The pre-sale tickets include a special commemorative show laminate, and the first 30 people in line on the day of show that purchased tickets through the special pre-sale will be invited to a pre-show to hang out with the band! Act now and don’t miss this awesome opportunity! Purchase your tickets here!

An official listening party for the Madness in Manila CD/DVD will take place on Friday, October 22nd in New York City at Idle Hands Bar! The listening party will begin at 10pm, and happens to be the last stop on the annual Heavy Hitter Inc. CMJ Bar Crawl (this event and the crawl are 21+). Idle Hands Bar is located downstairs at 25 Avenue B, and is co-owned by industry guru’s Marc Schapiro of Branch Marketing Collective and SHADOWS FALL’s very own manager, Dave ‘The Rev’ Ciancio of Yeah! Management. If you would like to RSVP for the Bar Crawl and the Madness in Manila listening party, please send an email with your full name to radio@heavyhitterinc.com.

For more information on SHADOWS FALL, visit these sites:

http://www.shadowsfall.com
http://www.myspace.com/shadowsfall
http://www.twitter.com/brianshadfall
http://www.twitter.com/shadowsfallband

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haarp TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘THE FILTH’ ON NOVEMBER 23RD, 2010

October 19th, 2010
by Celtic Bob

New Orleans heavy metal act haarp’s brand new album, The Filth, to be released on November 23rd, 2010 on HOUSECORE RECORDS. The Filth is produced by label owner Philip Anselmo. With several DIY releases to their name, their debut full length album for HOUSECORE RECORDS, The Filth is an ugly, oppressive journey into heavy metal. Famed artist and tattoo master PAUL BOOTH is credited for the amazing album artwork for the new record.

On August 27th, 2005, two of New Orleans’ extreme metal bands, manic grind freaks rat in a bucket and black metal blazers De Capa Preta, were slated to play a show at the now defunct Dixie Taverne in the heart of Mid-City.  Due to ‘inclement weather’ and the threat of Hurricane Katrina making landfall, the bands decided that since many people were evacuating the city, the show could not go on.

Hurricane Katrina struck and devastated the Gulf Coast region and effected many aspects of people’s lives. The music scene in New Orleans was not spared from this change and many bands, including rat in a bucket and De Capa Preta, suffered members departing the band, and ultimately calling it quits.

Keith Sierra Jr., drummer from rat in a bucket, and Grant Tom, guitarist from De Capa Preta, got in contact with each other from their temporary locations and discussed the state of the music scene. After digging up old conversations and ideas they had discussed at various local shows, they decided to return to New Orleans and start a new band.  This new band would approach music from a new direction from the speed and chaos of their respective previous bands, and focus more on mid-tempo and slower music.  The immediate choice for vocalist was Shaun Emmons of rat in a bucket, who shared the varied and eclectic musical tastes of Keith and Grant. Several tryouts later, Ryan Pomes of Milktoast joined the group and finalized the lineup as bassist.

“To call haarp “slow” would be somewhat fair, but to say that they’re just “another slow band” would be sacrilege,” states label owner Philip Anselmo. “Their music is crushing, resolute, dramatic and conceptually insane.  If critics are going to try and lump them into any one genre, than they’d better put the crown on haarp’s collective heads once it’s picked.  This ain’t Doom Metal by any stretch. haarp makes playing halftime sound like an original idea all over again.  This music is essential.”

haarp is:

Shaun Emmons- Vocals
Grant Tom – Guitar
Ryan Pomes – Bass
Keith Sierra – Drums

For more information on haarp, please visit these sites:

http://www.myspace.com/haarpnola
http://www.thehousecorerecords.com/

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Cradle Of Filth – new single out today; 2CD and vinyl editions also available to pre-order

October 18th, 2010
by EvilG

Cradle of Filth reveals artwork for 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa'

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

Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned), the first single to be lifted from Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, the forthcoming album from Cradle Of Filth, is now available to download from iTunes, Amazon and all major download stores.

The video for the track is streaming on the mini-site for the album, which is released on November 1st (November 9th in USA).

Click here for more info about the fans’ edition.

In addition to the video, the mini-site also features 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 video blogs, fan competitions, previews of different tracks from the album and more.

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)

And by Metal Hammer as:

“Yet another sumptuous and spectacular eruption of gothic melodrama, perverted sonic schlock and balls-out extreme metal bombast… a dazzling and dastardly display of destructive devilry.”

The vinyl and 2CD special editions of the album are also now available to pre-order.

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

The 2CD edition of the album features 4 bonus tracks and comes packaged in a 20 page digibook.

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

www.peaceville.com/cradleoffilth

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TRIPTYKON RELEASES “SHATTER” MUSIC VIDEO; ‘Shatter’ EP out next week on Century Media Records

October 18th, 2010
by EvilG
Triptykon’s ‘Shatter’ EP

Triptykon’s ‘Shatter’ EP

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Triptykon, the highly acclaimed extreme metal group fronted by former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer/guitarist, Tom Gabriel Warrior, has captured the visual side of their deeply dark and mesmerizing art in the group’s first music video for “Shatter”, the title track of the new five-song EP which is set to hit stores on October 25th on Century Media Records.

The visually stimulating video combines the imagery of occult metal with the somber aesthetics of 1920s-era silent movies, and is based on a concept devised by Warrior himself. It can be seen online now at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrRi25jZRFY.

The video was filmed in Leipzig, Germany in late September 2010, and directed by Philipp Hirsch of Film-M (www.film-m.de).

Triptykon in currently in the midst of their first ever North American tour, a co-headlining run alongside Norway’s, 1349, on the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”. Chicago’s veteran progressive metal act, Yakuza, rounds out the package on this fall’s heaviest tour.

The ‘Shatter’ EP follows the band’s praised debut album, Eparistera Daimones, which released in March. ‘Shatter’ will be available as a CD, digital download, and 12″ vinyl. The EP will further contain the lyrics to all songs as well as detailed liner notes and credits.

The EP’s track listing is…

01. Shatter

02. I Am The Twilight

03. Crucifixus

04. Circle Of The Tyrants (live)

05. Dethroned Emperor (live) – Featuring guest lead vocals by Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone/Sarke

A very special and limited vinyl box set entitled, Eparistera Daimones – The Complete Sessions, will also be available via CM Distro as of October 25, containing the Eparistera Daimones album on 2LP picture vinyl with gatefold cover, printed inner sleeves, and two posters, plus the newly released “Shatter” EP on picture vinyl with regular sleeve and printed inner sleeve. The box is made of heavy cardboard with matte finish, silver foil logo print and embossed Triptykon emblem, and the picture vinyls are will only be available in this box set. The box is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies worldwide, which can be purchased at: www.cmdistro.de/index.php?page=product&info=3986720.

Stay tuned to www.myspace.com/triptykonofficial for more info regarding Triptykon, the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”, and the ‘Shatter’ EP.

Decibel Magazine and Stereogum/Haunting the Chapel present the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”

10/19-Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre

10/21-Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

10/22-Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

10/23-San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

10/24-Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

10/25-Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

10/27-Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee

10/28-Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre

10/29-Austin, TX @ Emo’s Outside

Triptykon is…

Tom Gabriel Warrior – guitar/vocals

V. Santura – guitar, vocals

Norman Lonhard – drums, percussion

Vanja Slajh – bass

For more information…
TRIPTYKON RELEASES “SHATTER” MUSIC VIDEO
‘Shatter’ EP out next week on Century Media Records
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Triptykon, the highly acclaimed extreme metal group fronted by former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer/guitarist, Tom Gabriel Warrior, has captured the visual side of their deeply dark and mesmerizing art in the group’s first music video for “Shatter”, the title track of the new five-song EP which is set to hit stores on October 25th on Century Media Records.
The visually stimulating video combines the imagery of occult metal with the somber aesthetics of 1920s-era silent movies, and is based on a concept devised by Warrior himself.  It can be seen online now at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrRi25jZRFY.
The video was filmed in Leipzig, Germany in late September 2010, and directed by Philipp Hirsch of Film-M (www.film-m.de).
Triptykon in currently in the midst of their first ever North American tour, a co-headlining run alongside Norway’s, 1349, on the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”.  Chicago’s veteran progressive metal act, Yakuza, rounds out the package on this fall’s heaviest tour.
The ‘Shatter’ EP follows the band’s praised debut album, Eparistera Daimones, which released in March.  ‘Shatter’ will be available as a CD, digital download, and 12″ vinyl.  The EP will further contain the lyrics to all songs as well as detailed liner notes and credits.
The EP’s track listing is…
01. Shatter
02. I Am The Twilight
03. Crucifixus
04. Circle Of The Tyrants (live)
05. Dethroned Emperor (live) – Featuring guest lead vocals by Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone/Sarke
A very special and limited vinyl box set entitled, Eparistera Daimones – The Complete Sessions, will also be available via CM Distro as of October 25, containing the Eparistera Daimones album on 2LP picture vinyl with gatefold cover, printed inner sleeves, and two posters, plus the newly released “Shatter” EP on picture vinyl with regular sleeve and printed inner sleeve.  The box is made of heavy cardboard with matte finish, silver foil logo print and embossed Triptykon emblem, and the picture vinyls are will only be available in this box set.  The box is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies worldwide, which can be purchased at: www.cmdistro.de/index.php?page=product&info=3986720.
Stay tuned to www.myspace.com/triptykonofficial for more info regarding Triptykon, the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”, and the ‘Shatter’ EP.
Decibel Magazine and Stereogum/Haunting the Chapel present the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”
10/19-Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
10/21-Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/22-Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/23-San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
10/24-Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10/25-Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
10/27-Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
10/28-Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
10/29-Austin, TX @ Emo’s Outside
Triptykon is…
Tom Gabriel Warrior – guitar/vocals
V. Santura – guitar, vocals
Norman Lonhard – drums, percussion
Vanja Slajh – bass
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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Reunion – “We’re Gonna Try To Get Back Together And Get The Four Piece Going; Deliverance With That Same Lineup”

October 18th, 2010
by EvilG

DOWN guitarist Pepper Keenan spoke with Elliot Levin from Examiner.com recently about a number of topics. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

Examiner: When does North America get to see Down play live again?

Pepper: “That’s a good question. Right now we’re working on new material, so we’re trying to keep up more of a brisk pace, once we get some new shit out. We’re moving backwards towards the NOLA sound, go-for-the-throat kind of shit. We’re not putting too much time into the production of it, like the last two records we did. Which I enjoyed doing, but now it’s time to go backwards a little bit, have some fun. So maybe this summer.”

Examiner: I recall reading recently that you’re thinking of releasing say a four song EP, and then hitting the road.

Pepper: “Well it’s more than a four song EP, but we’re talking about finally getting this thing together, I don’t wanna go into any detail yet, but it’s going to be pretty massive. The first EP will be the first section of a whole big deal we’re working on. It’s gonna be fucking nuts.”

Examiner: The original line up of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is out on tour right now, what’s your take on that?

Pepper: “I think it’s a bunch of shit.”

Examiner: You’re not happy about it?

Pepper: “No, no, no. I mean, we want to do something again, it’s just I was so busy with Down and those guys had an opportunity as a three piece which is cool because some of the Animosity stuff people were asking about, and now with (drummer Reed) Mullin back in the band we’re gonna try to get back together and get the four piece going (with Woody Weatherman on lead guitar and Mike Dean on bass), Deliverance, with that same lineup.”

Examiner: So you’re going to let them ride out this tour and then everything’s back to normal?

Pepper: “Yeah, that’s what we’re talking about. They’re gonna do a recording of some of the songs they wrote, which is cool, hell I’ve been doing Down shit. So hopefully we’ll get that shit wrapped up and get back out there, we don’t have a record deal or nothing, but we got a shitload of interest that want to see CoC out there, it’s just kind of a matter of getting all our ducks in a row.”

Read the entire interview here.

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REPTILIAN DEATH RELEASE SECOND PRACTICE SESSION VIDEO

October 18th, 2010
by EvilG

Indian Death metal band Reptilian Death have released their second drum practice session video on their Youtube Channel. (www.youtube.com/reptiliandeath)

The band previously also released their brand new logo designed by none other than Michal ‘Xaay’ who previously did the logo for Demonic Resurrection as well as artwork for Nile, Behemoth and many more artists.

The new video shows Demonstealer practicing two tracks from the new album which the band will soon be entering the studio to record. The album is slated for a 2012 release.

Reptilian Death is a death metal band from Mumbai, India. It is also the side project of Demonic Resurrection frontman ‘Demonstealer’.

Join Reptilian Death on:
Reverbnationwww.reverbnation.com/reptiliandeath
Myspacewww.myspace.com/reptiliandeath
Twitterwww.twitter.com/reptiliandeath
Facebook – www.facebook.com/pages/Reptilian-Death/142305219119123

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ADDICTED TO PAIN SET TO LAUNCH TOUR IN SUPPORT OF SELF-TITLED EP

October 18th, 2010
by EvilG

Addicted to Pain are certainly turning heads with their recently-released self-titled EP, which was overseen by renowned heavy metal producer Alex Perialas (Anthrax, S.O.D., Testament, Pro-Pain, etc.).   And the Albany, New York-based trio – which is comprised of Leo Curley (vocals,guitar), Bob Horvath (bass), and Gregory Nash (drums) – are taking it to the streets, by opening for Texas Hippie Coalition on an upcoming tour, that will include dates in October and November on the east coast.

“I’m excited to get out there and play our stuff for people,” says Nash. “I’m psyched to see how people react to the Pain material in a live atmosphere.”

“Can’t wait to get up there and play my heart out for the fans, and of course, us,” adds Horvath. “We love what we do and you will see it in our performance. So get your ass out there so you can see one of the best up and coming bands…ADDICTED TO PAIN!”

The tour will hit such states as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and South Carolina, and is sure to be a high-energy, headbanging good-time.  Meanwhile, you are hereby commanded to familiarize yourself with the work of Addicted to Pain beforehand, by purchasing the release via iTunes <http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/addicted-to-pain-ep/id390517674>, or through the group’s official site and Myspace page.   And according to Curley, be prepared to be blown away when Addicted to Pain hit the stage. “This tour is the reward for three years of hard work. I feel sorry for any crowd that gets in front of us…even more for those who don’t.”

CONFIRMED TOUR DATES Opening for Texas Hippie Coalition:

10/31/10 in Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joes
11/2/10 in Watertown, NY @ Exhibition Hall
11/3/10 in Penneville, NY @ Moniraes
11/4/10 in Pittsburgh, PA @ Johnny B’s
11/5/10 in Reading, PA @ The Silo
11/6/10 in Hartford, CT @ Up Or On The Rocks
11/7/10 in Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live
11/11/10 in Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
11/12/10 in Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
http://www.myspace.com/addictedtopain
http://www.facebook.com/addictedtopain

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WOLVSERPENT FALL TOUR DATES; Post First Entry of “Brutalizer Tour Diary”

October 18th, 2010
by EvilG

Boise, ID’s chamber-doom all-stars WOLVSERPENT are currently pounding the pavement in support of their new record, Blood Seed, which is now available from label 20 Buck Spin, and have been documenting the madness for esteemed metal blog Invisible Oranges. Read their first entry (complete with photos, ruminations of the perils of truck stop food, and an Unartig-filmed video from their Brooklyn gig – sneak a peek at their mesmerizing candlelit live ritual here: http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=WBStp6XXNAI) at THIS location: http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2010/10/wolvserpent-us-tour-diary-pt-1/

WOLVSERPENT have been winding their way through the nation in support of their latest opus for 20 Buck Spin. During the month-long trek, the ghostly duo will will be playing Blood Seed in its overwhelming entirely, unraveling their haunting gothic tapestries of violin and doom, ambient and pathos, upon an army of strangers.  WOLVSERPENT have been joined along their left-hand path by their friends and allies in Locrian, Ehnahre, Oak, Subrosa, and more.

Blood Seed, the group’s fourth full-length (and first under the WOLVSERPENT name) was released on 500 slabs of virgin vinyl by the ever-evolutionary 20 Buck Spin on October 5, 2010. The entire album is now streaming on the 20 Buck Spin website – immerse yourself here: http://www.20buckspin.com/site/wolvserpent-blood-seed-lp-full-album-stream/

Oct 17 Little Rock AR @ Downtown music w/ Pallbearer and Ehnahre

Oct 19 New Orleans LA @ Mudlark Theatre

Oct 20 Austin TX @ Red 7 w/ Javalina

Oct 21 Las Cruces NM @ The Trainyard w/ Yazata

Oct 22 Phoenix @25th St and Chambers w/GOG

Oct 24 Las Vegas NV @ Brass Lounge w/ Dead Neon

Oct 25 Salt Lake City UT @ Burt’s Tiki w/ Subrosa

Oct 29-31 @ VAC Boise ID

Nov 4 Seattle WA @ The Comet w/(a) Story of Rats

Nov 6 Eugene OR @ The Gup w/ Rye Wolves and Vivimancer


Visit: www.wolvserpent.com for up to date info on Wolvserpent and Aelter

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