SYN:drom – drummer Daniel Mikaelsson

August 14th, 2010
by Anders Sandvall

 

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 SYN:drom – drummer Daniel Mikaelsson

Interview by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Thomas Hörnkvist at ViciSolum Produtions for making the interview possible.

Thanks to Henrik Karlsson at Sound Pollution for all the help.

Promo pictures of the band are taken from the bands website.

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SYN:drom is a Swedish death metal act that released their debut album WITH FLESH UNBOUND earlier this year. I really liked the band’s brutal death metal and decided to hook up with drummer Daniel Mikaelsson in order to know a little bit more about the band’s past, present and future. If you are in the neighbourhood when the band is performing live, be sure to catch them in action! This interview is dedicated to all fans of brutal death metal.

 

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Flash Back Fridays on Metal Blade TV launches today!

August 13th, 2010
by EvilG

On Fridays, Metal Blade Records will be releasing a classic production video from the vaults on MetalBlade.tv. First up on Metal Blade TV’sFlash Back Fridays is Cannibal Corpse’s video for “Sentenced to Burn” off the album Gallery of Suicide, which was released April 21, 1998. Seeing as the label has been around for almost 30 years now, we have quite a bit of videos to go through and digitize for the rabid metal world to view. Be sure to keep an eye on MetalBlade.tv, or simply follow us on Twitter or Facebook to find out what classic Metal Blade video has been pulled from the vaults. Have a favorite Metal Blade video you want us to add? Leave us a comment on Facebook and get your friends to ‘Like’ it. Video requests will be tallied every other month and videos with the most votes will be pulled from the vaults and added to MetalBlade.tv as soon as we get our grubby metal hands on it.

Watch “Gallery Of Suicide” now on MetalBlade.tv!

Follow Metal Blade Records:

http://www.metalblade.com

http://www.metalblade.tv

http://www.myspace.com/metalbladerecords

http://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords

http://twitter.com/MetalBlade

http://www.youtube.com/metalbladerecords

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TESTAMENT FEATURED AT 93.3 WMMR PHILADELPHIA, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CHUCK BILLY AVAILABLE NOW!

August 13th, 2010
by EvilG

TESTAMENT

TESTAMENT

CATCH TESTAMENT WITH SLAYER AND MEGADETH ON THE AMERICAN CARNAGE TOUR!

Bay Area thrash kings TESTAMENT are receiving more radio love this week; this time in the city of brotherly love at 93.3 WMMR Philadelphia! An exclusive interview with Chuck Billy and WMMR jock Markus Goldman is available for streaming now at WMMR’s website! Tune in and rock out! “I am very excited for AMERICAN CARNAGE to come to Camden this Sunday,” states Goldman. “I look forward to seeing Testament, Megadeth and Slayer kill it!”

TESTAMENT recently visited the Sirius XM Liquid Metal studios for a station takeover! Fans still have the chance to listen to the takeover on August 15th at 3pm ET, and August 17th at 10am ET. TESTAMENT’s Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson cover topics such as the AMERICAN CARNAGE TOUR and the writing of their highly anticipated follow up to Liquid Metal’s 2008 “Album of the Year”, The Formation of Damnation!

TESTAMENT are currently touring the country with Slayer and Megadeth on the history-making AMERICAN CARNAGE TOUR! TESTAMENT are uniting with devoted fans every night on the road with their exclusive AMERICAN CARNAGE TOUR VIP packs, and shredding on stage with the original Clash of the Titans line-up. “New thrash fans that only heard rumors and never were able to witness Clash of the Titans will be delighted because all three bands are just as heavy and lethal as ever, if not more,” states guitarist Eric Peterson. “Old school thrash fans, if you missed the line-up before, you don’t want to miss this!”

As mentioned above, TESTAMENT is celebrating the heralded AMERICAN CARNAGE TOUR by offering an amazing opportunity with their VIP package. This is the fan’s chance to meet the band and get exclusive limited addition merchandise on this epic tour before TESTAMENT head into the studio to record the follow up to their Golden Gods “Album of the Year”, The Formation of Damnation! Now, the Testament VIP package offers some great additions, including an exclusive TESTAMENT Affliction T-shirt!

The band is offering a limited number of VIP Packages for every United States date on the tour. Act now and make sure to take hold of this great opportunity to be a part of METAL HISTORY with TESTAMENT this summer!

The exclusive AMERICAN CARNAGE TOUR VIP package includes:

– One general admission ticket with early entry (where available)
– Exclusive Meet & Greet with the members of TESTAMENT
– Personal photograph with the band
– Autograph session (includes 8X10 photo)
– Exclusive TESTAMENT Affliction Shirt
– Collectible Tour Poster (limited, numbered)
– Exclusive TESTAMENT Music Skin
– Official VIP Meet and Greet Laminate
– Official set of TESTAMENT Guitar Picks

See below for all AMERICAN CARNAGE TOUR dates, as well as more recently announced international dates:

TESTAMENT ON THE 2010 AMERICAN CARNAGE TOUR:

8/14 Boston, MA @ Tsongas Center At UMASS Lowell

8/15 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center

8/16 Wallingford, CT @ Chevrolet Theater

8/18 Cleveland, OH @ Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre

8/19 Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena

8/20 Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion

8/21 Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium

8/23 Kansas City, KS @ Capital Federal Park @ Sandstone Arena

8/25 Denver, CO @ Magness Arena

8/26 Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum

8/27 Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre

8/29 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

8/30 Long Beach, CA @ Long Beach Arena

8/31 San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace

9/1 Sacramento, CA @ Arco Arena

9/3 Seattle, WA @ Wamu Theatre

9/4 Portland, OR @ Washington County Fairgrounds

TESTAMENT’S highly successful and award-winning album The Formation of Damnation was recently reissued in a deluxe tour edition in celebration of ‘Rust in Peace’ and AMERICAN CARNAGE.  See below for information on the album!

The Formation of Damnation (Deluxe Tour Edition)

2-disc deluxe tour edition of the band’s comeback album! Includes bonus

footage of classic tracks + more:

Disc 1:

1. The Persecuted Won’t Forget

2. Killing Season

3. Afterlife

4. The Evil Has Landed

5. The Formation Of Damnation

6. Henchmen Ride

7. More Than Meets The Eye

8. Dangers Of The Faithless

9. False Evidence Appearing Real (F.E.A.R.)

10. Leave Me Forever

Disc 2

• The New Order *Audio and Video

• Practice What You Preach *Audio and Video

• Souls Of Black *Audio and Video

*Recorded in Alcatraz for their MTV “52/52” special

• More Than Meets The Eye music video

For more info on TESTAMENT be sure to visit:

http://www.myspace.com/testamentlegions

http://www.testamentlegions.com

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Metal Mike to make guest DJ “meet/greet” appearance on eve of Ozzfest 2010- Monday August 16

August 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Most heavy metal musicians would be content to enjoy a nice quiet day off prior to playing on the main-stage of one of the biggest metal festivals of the summer.  But not HALFORD guitarist, shredder Metal Mike Chlasiak.  On the eve of Ozzfest 2010 Chicago, August 16th, Metal Mike has decided to hit the town and pay a visit to Reggie’s Rock Club to hang with Chicago metal fans.

Event details:

“Pre-Ozzfest Guest DJ metal jam featuring special guest Metal Mike: -Reggie’s Music Joint and Rock Club- 7-9 PM HALFORD band guitarist Metal Mike will be stopping by to “meet/greet” metal fans. Once at the club, he will be helping metal DJ Dave compile a Metal Mike approved playlist and be on hand for photos, autographs and general hanging out with fans.  Reggie’s has become the “go to” metal club in Chicago, and having Metal Mike pay a visit solidifies their place as Chicago’s premier rock and metal club!  Club talent buyer Elle Quintana commented, “We are excited that Metal Mike has chosen our club to swing by and spend time with fans.  Given we are filling a bus of metal fans and taking them to Ozzfest the next day, this is a total treat for the fans!”  Metal fans can also enjoy half price drafts and $1 tacos.  Plus there will be giveaways courtesy of Chicago’s very own Pivotal Rockordings record label and Metalforever.com.

Reggie’s Music Joint and Reggie’s Rock Club is located at- 2105 S. State Street, Chicago Il www.reggieslive.com

Metal Mike websites: www.metalmike.net, www.Twitter.com/MetalMikeC, www.MySpace.com/MetalMikeChlasciak, www.MySpace.com/Painmuseum

HALFORD band and Ozzfest websites: www.robhalford.com, www.ozzfest.com

Supporting websites: www.pivotalalliance.com, www.metalforever.com, www.thecmf.com

The special appearances are supported by Chicago Metal Factory, Pivotal Rockordings, Metalforever.com, Reggies Music Joint and Reggie’s Rock Club

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EXUMER RETURNS TO POLAND AFTER 22 YEARS

August 13th, 2010
by EvilG

German thrashers EXUMER will play two shows in Poland during the 2nd part of their “EUROPEAN IGNITION TOUR 2010″, on October 8 and 9. This marks the band’s first live appearances in Poland after an absence of 22 years. EXUMER were among the first acts out of the Western territories to have their records released domestically in Poland during the 1980s.  The band’s popularity in Poland was confirmed by 3 sold-out live shows in 1988, each event drawing close to 8000 fans.

Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments: ” We were very lucky to have our records released domestically in Poland and in Brazil in the 80s, opening up two huge markets that welcomed us with open arms, tons of record sales and thrashing fans. Times have changed and we do not expect thousands of people to come out to the two events we are scheduled to play in Poland as they have in the 1980s. Nevertheless, the amount of steady fan requests from Poland since our reformation 2 years ago makes us hopeful to see many of the old fans again and meet the new generation of Polish thrashers.”

For additional information visit: www.myspace.com/exumerwakingthefire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbksCTYMSsQ

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MAGNUS reveals cover artwork and tracklist of their new album “Acceptance Of Death” – first in 15 years!

August 13th, 2010
by EvilG
Magnus - 2010

Magnus - 2010

One of the most important and influential bands in Poland, legend of extreme underground scene, will release its new album “Acceptance Of Death” on September 15th via Witching Hour Productions

MAGNUS signed a contract with Witching Hour Productions for releasing 2 studio albums and reissues of all recordings from the 90s.

First outcome of this cooperation will be “Acceptance Of Death” which includes 13 new songs or raw and brutal oldschool death/black metal:

1.False God
2.Appear
3.Spirits
4.Essence
5.Worm
6.To Understand Death
7.Private Religion
8.Nothing More
9.When You Rest 6 Feet Under
10.They’ll Bury
11.Mournful Song
12.Just Like Life
13.There’s No Use Lamenting
The album was recorded in three different places: Tower Studio, DSP Studio and ATK Studio. Mixing and mastering duties were handled by Marcin Bors in Fonoplastykon Studio.

MAGNUS “Acceptance Of Death”

MAGNUS “Acceptance Of Death”

Creators of “Scarlet Slaughterer”, “I Was Watching My Death” and “Alcoholic Suicide” return after 13 years since their last stage appearance – but their new effort will assure everyone that they are here stronger than ever. You can already listen to first song opening “Acceptance Of Death” entitled “False God” at www.withinghour.pl and www.myspace.com/magnus1989. “Acceptance Of Death” will hit the stores on September 15th as 10-panel exclusive digipack and 12” picture LP (hand-numbered and limited to 500 units)

Comments Rob Bandit (band leader and singer):

“We’ve been summoning ourselves for this ceremony for almost 16 years. Our mind were clean, free from responsibilities, and deadlines. In such favorable constellation – we created an album untouched by any dependencies, fast, heavy, furious and hideous – set of traits typical for Magnus. Every song on “Acceptance Of Death” is an impulse, deathly rasp of brain cells, destination, contempt, stigmatizing indifference, metal mobilization – and uncontaminated with any commercial thought.

“Acceptance Of Death” is the same Magnus you know from previous albums as it was recorded mostly by the same people who created “I Was Watching My Death” or “Alcoholic Suicide”, friends who understand each other, who follow the same path, who are bound with 20 years of friendship. However, since those early releases the earth revolved thousands of times – which had an impact on our paranormal minds – so expect Magnus of XXI century, reborn Magnus that is still uncompromising, honest and true”.

Songs’ structures, specific sound and atmosphere that reminds of such acts as SARCOFAGO and early SEPULTURA give us the impression of time being stopped in that decade. MAGNUS is the living legend and the proof of old school glory – you will have the chance to check it on your own on 15th September, when “Acceptance Of Death” will hit the stores – 40 minutes of uncompromising attack in vein of fierce Brazilian and Columbian acts.

Magnus, who started it’s career in 1987, recorded three incredible albums in the 90s, and played live with such acts as Napalm Death, Deicide, Gorefest, Morbid Angel and Cannibal Corpse. The band disbanded in 1997 to return with new album in 2010.

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NECRONAUT: Cover Art + Track Listing Revealed

August 13th, 2010
by EvilG

After more than 20 active years within the death metal scene, former Dismember/Carnage drummer Fred Estby needed to express his passion for different kinds of extreme music; a passion he’s bore since his youth. In 2008, Estby started writing/recording material with the intention of utilizing one unique vocalist for each song. Dubbed NECRONAUT, the project would become a reality just one year later when the drummer began contacting the many talented metal musicians he had in mind.

NECRONAUT
‘s self-titled full-length is slated for release later this year via Regain Records. The cover was created by Chet Zar , known for his makeup effects for movies such as The Ring, Planet of the Apes and Darkman [http://www.chetzar.com]. NECRONAUT‘s approach is crude and dead simple a la early Bathory and Venom fused with Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden, but with an unorthodox, bass-heavy production that allows the album to stand out amongst its peers. The goal was primitive brute force, but because of the manner in which Estby chose to achieve it, he also managed to create an aura of pure malevolence that, prior to this album’s creation, was likely difficult to imagine. Check out the final track listing and guest list below. Check out the cover art here: http://tinyurl.com/26psgpk

Track list/Guest list:
1. Crimson Fields – Chris Reifert (Speech)
2. Twilight At The Trenches – Andreas “Drette” Axelson (Vocals)
3. In Dark Tribute – Hellbutcher (Vocals), Tyrant (Lead Guitar)
4. Soulside Serpents – JB (Vocals), Robert “Strings” Dahlqvist (Lead Guitar), Robert Pehrsson (Lead Guitar)
5. Infecting Madness – Chris Reifert (Vocals), Uffe Cederlund (Lead Guitar)
6. After The Void – Joakim Nilsson (Vocals), David Blomqvist (Lead Guitar)
7. The Lie In Which The Truth Is Buried – Fred Estby (Vocals), Nicke Andersson (Lead Guitar)
8. Returning To Kill The Light – Erik Danielsson (Vocals), JB (Lead Guitar)
9. Tower Of Death – Nicke Andersson (Vocals)
10. Rise Of The Sentinel – Tomas Lindberg (Vocals), David Blomqvist (Lead Guitar)

Who’s Who: Hellbutcher (Nifelheim), Tyrant (Nifelheim, Dagger), Andreas “Drette” Axelson (Tormented, Tortyr, ex-Edge Of Sanity), Chris Reifert (Autopsy, ex-Abscess), Uffe Cederlund (Disfear, Principals Of Existence, ex-Entombed), JB (Grand Magus), Erik (Watain), Tomas Lindberg (Disfear, At The Gates, The Great Deceiver), Nicke Andersson (Imperial State Electric, Death Breath), Joakim Nilsson (Graveyard), David Blomqvist (Dismember, Dagger, Shreds Of Death), Robert “Strings” Dahlqvist (Dundertåget, Thunder Express), Robert Pehrsson (Dundertåget, Death Breath, Thunder Express) http://www.myspace.com/necronaut666
http://www.regainrecords.com

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SAVAGE MESSIAH SIGNS TO EARACHE RECORDS

August 13th, 2010
by EvilG

British thrashers SAVAGE MESSIAH have signed a worldwide, multi-album deal with Earache Records.

Formed in London, England in 2007, SAVAGE MESSIAH self-released their debut album, SPITTING VENOM, in 2007 to positive reviews.  In 2009 the band entered the studio with acclaimed Grammy-nominated producer CHRIS TSANGARIDES (JUDAS PRIEST, BLACK SABBATH, THIN LIZZY, BRUCE DICKINSON) to record their second album, INSURRECTION RISING.  The album was mixed by SCOTT ATKINS (GAMA BOMB, SYLOSIS, IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION).  The band is currently working on its third album, due to be released on Earache Records in 2011.

SAVAGE MESSIAH bassist SASHA CRON comments:

“We are very proud and excited to sign with Earache Records.  This is an exciting time for Savage Messiah as we are currently writing our new album, and hope to be on tour soon to present the new material.

“We would like to thank everybody at Earache for this fantastic opportunity, and we are really looking forward to getting out and thrashing with the fans!”

SAVAGE MESSIAH consists of lead guitarist and vocalist DAVE SILVER, lead guitarist SY TAPLIN, bassist SASHA CRON and drummer MAURICIO CHAMUCERO.  View a photo of the band at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/savagemessiah.jpg

Check out SAVAGE MESSIAH’s track, “Insurrection Rising”, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3R2uE2l8R4

For more SAVAGE MESSIAH news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/savagemessiahmetal

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WIN AN ESP GUITAR AUTOGRAPHED BY EXODUS!

August 13th, 2010
by EvilG
WIN AN ESP GUITAR AUTOGRAPHED BY EXODUS

WIN AN ESP GUITAR AUTOGRAPHED BY EXODUS

To celebrate EXODUS’ headlining North American tour and the arrival of 2010’s first – and ONLY! – Friday the 13th, Bloody-Disgusting.com (the web’s #1 source for all things horror) has teamed up with Nuclear Blast USA & ESP Guitars to offer fans an exclusive chance to win an autographed EXODUS ESP Viper-200FM guitar.

To enter, you must be (or become) a registered member of the Bloody-Disgusting.com community, The Infected, and leave a comment.  It’s 100% bed-bug free!

View the contest announcement on Bloody-Disgusting.com.  Become a member of The Infected here.

This contest will end on Sunday, September 12th.

EXODUS will help kick-off Ozzfest 2010 in San Bernardino, California this Saturday, August 14th and then headline the March Of Brutality Tour with Malevolent Creation, Holy Grail, and Bonded By Blood.

EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition, hit #1 on the CMJ Loud Rock radio chart and has sold over 4,600 copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan, debuting at #114 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #43 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart, #19 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, and #12 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart.  Exhibit B also debuted at #19 on the Neilsen SoundScan LOUD Chart in Canada.

For tour dates & all things EXODUS, check out the following sites online: www.myspace.com/EXODUS, www.facebook.com/exodusattack, www.YouTube.com/exodus & www.twitter.com/_exodus.

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MUNICIPAL WASTE ANNOUNCES NEW EUROPEAN TOUR

August 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Richmond, Virginia’s MUNICIPAL WASTE have announced dates for a new European tour this December.

MUNICIPAL WASTE will be making their way around Europe, including a run of UK shows, with support from Californian metallers SAVIOURS and Boston crossover thrashers RAMMING SPEED.

MUNICIPAL WASTE drummer DAVE WITTE comments:

“I can’t wait to get back to the UK/Europe in December.  We have some killer bands coming with us.  Saviours and Ramming Speed make this one hell of a package.  Seeing as we had to sit out the summer dates, it will be about 10 months since we’ve been to the UK/Europe, for the first time in about 5 years… So, no worries people, we’re making good on ourselves and will return full speed ahead!”

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

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

MUNICIPAL WASTE recently filmed a music video for the song “Acid Sentence”, which comes off the band’s latest album, MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE.  Check out the gruesome video now at http://www.fangoria.com

MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE is available worldwide now.  Get your copy in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_671_75 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_671_75

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

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Auction to benefit Ronnie James Dio “Stand Up & Shout” cancer fund

August 13th, 2010
by EvilG
DIO live from Heaven and Hell/Megadeth/Down Sunday, March 11, 2007 Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, BC  Canada

DIO live from Heaven and Hell/Megadeth/Down Sunday, March 11, 2007 Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, BC Canada

Aces & Ales pub in Las Vegas (owned by Alice Cooper guitarist Keri Kelli) is hosting an online auction, with 100% of all proceeds going to the Ronnie James Dio “Stand Up & Shout” cancer fund. There are many great, R’n’R and beer related items—from Alice Cooper and KISS to Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada!

PLEASE visit the link below to view the catalog and bid on items. The auction will run through Monday August 16th at 6PM PST.

This is such a great cause, in the name of a great rock icon Ronnie James Dio, we hope you will participate! http://auctions.readysetauction.com/acesales/

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PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION To Release Debut EP On Abyss Records

August 13th, 2010
by EvilG

It’s as if the gods of metal have come down from the top of Mount Thrashlympus with a 30-pack of PBR and a fistful of whoop-ass. This particular divine visitation comes in the form a giant trash truck driven by five seasoned veterans known as PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION. Featuring members of D.R.I, DEAD HORSE and VERBAL ABUSE, PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION has come to bash in the head that doesn’t bang. All hell breaks loose this September when the band releases their debut EP on Abyss Records. For more on these “All-Scar” thrashers, visit www.myspace.com/pasadenanapalmdivision.

Spell It Out

100 Beers With A Zombie

Non Ti Amo

Speaking In Tongues

Failure

Bonus Track:

Okra

KURT BRECHT – Vocals (D.R.I.)

GREG MARTIN – Guitar/B. Vox (Dead Horse)

RONNY GUYOTE – Drums/B. Vox (Dead Horse)

SCOTT SEVALL – Guitar/B. Vox (Dead Horse)

BUBBA D. – Bass/B. vocals (Verbal Abuse)

PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION Upcoming Live Dates:

8/13 @ Emo’s – Austin, TX (w/ Corrosion Of Conformity)

8/14 @ Bonds 007 – San Antonio, TX

9/3 @ Tsunami Bar – Monroe, LA

9/4 @ The Bar – Metairie, LA

NEW Official PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION (US) merchandise is now available through Abyss Records. As the anticipation of the up-coming debut release from PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION (US) “P.N.D. EP” through Abyss Records grows near, Abyss now offers fans Official license merchandise from PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION (3 different regular T-SHIRT & 1 Girly TEE design available). Soon to follow the debut CD EP release from PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION which features an all star line up.

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New Hard Rockin’ song packs for the Guitar Hero ® App for iPhone and iPod touch

August 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Summer is getting even hotter with the addition of three new, rockin’ song packs for the Guitar Hero ® App for iPhone and iPod touch from Activision Publishing, Inc.  Whether hanging out in the sand or by the pool, road tripping across the country or chilling at home,  players will be able to rock out to tracks from KISS and Motörhead anywhere they like.  Available for purchase through the app’s in-game store, the song packs will contain the following tracks:

KISS Song Pack

•             “Love Gun”

•             “Lick It Up”

•             “I Love It Loud”

Motörhead Song Pack

•             “Iron Fist”

•             “Ace Of Spades”

•             “Overkill”

Published by Activision and created by Guitar Hero veteran developer, Vicarious Visions, Inc., and built exclusively from the ground up for the iPhone and iPod touch, the Guitar Hero app takes full advantage of the platforms’ functionality and features all-new, innovative gameplay that will keep players rocking out as they strum, tap, slide and whammy to the hottest tracks from bands they know and love.  The game also features a robust avatar customization mode that lets players personalize their game; built-in social integration so gamers can share their scores with their friends on Facebook, check leaderboards and get updates through in-game news feeds; intuitive new mechanics that challenge fans to tap, strum and whammy their way to the top of the Rock Ranks; and the ability to download new tracks from an in-game music store; wannabe rock stars will be shredding on guitar or ripping it up on bass whenever, wherever they want. Read the rest of this entry »

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EVILE POSTS TOUR UPDATE AHEAD OF BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

August 13th, 2010
by EvilG

British thrashers EVILE are currently doing the summer festival rounds in Europe ahead of a huge three-month North American trek.

EVILE has just a few shows left this month, including an appearance on the Ronnie James Dio main stage at the UK’s Bloodstock festival this weekend, before the massive tour that will see the band team up with the likes of OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN, DRI, BONDED BY BLOOD, GAMA BOMB and EARLY MAN.

EVILE lead guitarist OL DRAKE updates:

“We just got back from playing two festivals in Europe which both kicked arse.  Up first was Wacken.  We’d been waiting to play this for years, and we finally got there.  What a place!  We played to a packed tent of great metalheads (thank you again for watching our set).  It was a tough as hell set to play; every time a pit broke out, the dust and dirt would come onto the stage.  We all had black teeth, couldn’t breathe and all our gear is now brown.  Metal!  First shower I’ve had where the water going down the drain is pure black.  Thank you Wacken!

“Then we ventured to good old Belgium to play Alcatraz Metal Fest.  We headlined the second stage and had a blast.  The crew and crowd were great and friendly.  Other than Kreator having to lend us their airport shuttle from a big mix-up, everything was awesome!

“Up next we have what I’d call our ‘home festival’, Bloodstock Open Air.  Without Bloodstock I don’t think we’d be where we are today, so we’ll always have a special place for it.  Can’t wait to get there and pound some Bloodstock metal yet again!  See you all there!”
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BONDED BY BLOOD – “EXILED TO EARTH” A TOP 5 DEBUT ON CMJ LOUD ROCK CHARTS

August 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Following up the impressive listing as last week’s number 1 most added album on the CMJ Loud Rock charts, BONDED BY BLOOD‘s newly released album, EXILED TO EARTH made an equally impressive showing on this week’s charts. In its first week of full album rotation, EXILED TO EARTH debuted on CMJ‘s regular Loud Rock charts at number 4. DJ’s nationwide have shown great enthusiasm for EXILED TO EARTH and spins on the album’s lead single, “Prototype: Death Machine” have gotten extremely positive feedback from listeners. In fact it’s the help of those very listeners that will take BONDED BY BLOOD to the top of the CMJ Loud Rock charts in the coming weeks by dialing up their local stations and requesting “Prototype: Death Machine.”

The radio world is not the only place that is excited about EXILED TO EARTH. Read what the metal press has to say about the album:

“Exiled To Earth is further proof that the thrash metal revival is far from dead.” – Outburn magazine

“It’s all about the riffs, the solos and the killer arrangements and BBB know how to execute all three with aplomb and passion.” – Decibel magazine

“The neo-thrash is still spectacular and guitarists Alex Lee and Juan Juarez sound better than ever.” – The Onion AV Club

“The guitar work is almost impeccable for what this band is doing, with guitar solos that at times leave you feeling mindfucked.” – Stereokiller.com

Order BONDED BY BLOOD‘s new album, EXILED TO EARTH from the EARACHE US WEBSTORE. It’s the only place where you’ll be able to purchase the CD along with limited edition colored vinyls, t-shirts and combo packs: http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_16

Fans can also buy EXILED TO EARTH at FYE (http://www.fye.com/Exiled-to-Earth-Front-Page_stcVVproductId109774827VVcatId455366VVviewprod.htm), Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Exiled-Earth-Bonded-Blood/dp/B003U3SQW8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1281392692&sr=8-1) and iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/exiled-to-earth/id382295067).

BONDED BY BLOOD frontman JOSE BARRALES recently sat down to discuss EXILED TO EARTH, offering some insight into the story behind the album as well as a track-by-track breakdown.  Check out the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRG3pQXGNBw

BONDED BY BLOOD was recently named as one of “The New Big Four” by The Guardian, one of the UK’s most widely read periodicals. Standing alongside labelmates, MUNICIPAL WASTE and EVILE in the list, it is a complete honor for BONDED BY BLOOD to be thought of in the same light as the original “Big Four”METALLICA, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and SLAYER. For anyone, let alone The Guardian to say that BONDED BY BLOOD is one of the bands who definitively lead the new generation of thrash is a statement that cannot be overlooked.

Read The Guardian‘s thoughts on BONDED BY BLOOD and “The New Big Four” by scrolling down to the end of this article:http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jul/22/big-four-tour-metallica-slayer

Pomona, CA’s BONDED BY BLOOD cannot wait to begin playing shows in support of their forthcoming album, EXILED TO EARTH. The band intends on making metal fans everywhere take notice in a big way. They kick things off next month by playing several prestigious European festivals and headline UK shows before venturing back to the US to join EXODUS on their March of Brutality tour, which also features MALEVOLENT CREATION and HOLY GRAIL. Finally after the newly-announced EARLY MAN tour, BONDED BY BLOOD will be doing dates with OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN, EVILE and GAMA BOMB on the Killfest II tour. BONDED BY BLOOD will be hitting every nook and cranny of North America with 5 solid months of touring. There will be no excuse to miss this powerful, young 5-piece when they come to your town.
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