Memorial For Former ALICE IN CHAINS Bassist Mike Starr Announced

March 13th, 2011
by EvilG
Alice In Chains

Alice In Chains

According to his mother Gayle, the official public gathering/memorial for late ALICE IN CHAINS bassist Mike Starr will be held on Sunday, March 20th at The Fountain (Seattle Center) in Seattle, Washington starting at 4 PM. Details:

The Fountain
Inside the Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
www.seattlecenter.com
Click here for map.

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Mike Starr had addiction problems, but was on the road to recovery and didn’t commit suicide, two of his friends said the day after the former Alice in Chains bassist was found dead (March 8th) in a Salt Lake City house.

Starr, who played bass for the seminal Seattle grunge band from its formation in 1987 to 1993, died nearly three weeks after being arrested by Salt Lake City police on February 18.

 

“I don’t think this was a suicide,” said Brett Gunn of Salt Lake City, Starr’s Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor. “We had a lot of plans.”

 

Starr was living in the 1900 block of Richards Street with Spencer Roddan, a fellow musician who had known Starr for several years after being introduced to him by a friend, Travis Meeks (DAYS OF THE NEW). Roddan and Meeks met while in rehab at Utah’s Cirque Lodge Drug Rehab Center in Sundance.

 

“I don’t think [his death] was intentional,” said Roddan. “Our deal was he had to be clean. He said he was going to make me proud.”

 

Starr has been living with Roddan for about six weeks. He and Meeks had been making music in Roddan’s basement recording studio. Meeks had booked shows on the East Coast the weekend of March 18, Roddan said, and Starr was going to join him on the road.

 

Starr had other musical plans, Gunn said. He wanted to collaborate with Gunn’s Salt Lake City band NAZTY HABIT, and had spoken of playing with hard-rock bands P.O.D. and KORN.

 

Starr appeared on Alice In Chains’ most successful albums including the band’s debut Facelift (1990), Sap (1992) and Dirt (1992). Starr later played bass for the band SUN RED SUN, which featured Ray Gillen and Bobby Rondinelli, both former members of BLACK SABBATH. The project was cut short by Gillen’s death in 1993.

 

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THIRTEENTH SIGN ANNOUNCE NEW GUITARIST, NEW ALBUM NEARING COMPLETION

March 13th, 2011
by EvilG

‘British death/thrash metal band Thirteenth Sign are proud to announce that they have a new lead guitarist- Adam Moore. Adam recorded all the solos on Thirteenth Signs close to completion second album entitled ‘Rise of the black angel’ and is currently rehearsing the new material for live shows. ”We considerer ourselves extremely privileged to have Adam as a part of Thirteenth Sign as he is probably the best guitarist we have ever met and has absolutely no ego! His solos on the new tracks are real highlights of the album, guitar fans will be able to hear influences from Friedman, Loomis and Petrucci in his playing as well as his own style and skills.”

‘Rise of the black angel’ will be mixed by the end of March, mastering completed as soon as possible. If plans work out mastering will hopefully be handled by Paul Allender (Cradle of Filth) and released via Battlegod productions later in the year.’

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EAST OF THE WALL Announce Recording Plans For New Album

March 12th, 2011
by EvilG

EAST OF THE WALL is extremely excited to announce that they will enter the studio on May 8th to begin work on their next record, The Apologist. The New Jersey-based technical metal unit will be recording at Translator Audio in Brooklyn, New York with Andrew Schneider, renowned for his work with Cave In, Pelican, Keelhaul, Unsane, Rosetta, City of Ships, Made Out of Babies and many others.

 

The tentative track listing for The Apologist is as follows:

 

“False Build”

“Naif”

“Linear Failure”

“My Favorite Society Guy”

“Precious Memories”

“The Apologist”

“Running Tab of Sweetness”

“Horseback Riding In A Bicycle World”

“A Functional Tumor”

“Nurser of Small Hurts”

“Whiskey Sipper”

“Underachiever”

The Apologist will be released this fall by Translation Loss Records, as with their acclaimed previous album, 2010’s Ressentiment. EAST OF THE WALL will be supporting the record with extensive touring.

 

In addition, Ressentiment, will be released on vinyl in Europe on March 11th, via Germany’s I.Corrupt.Records. Preorders for American import copies are currently being taken at the band’s official website: www.eastofthewall.com.

EAST OF THE WALL upcoming shows:

 

 

3/24/2011 Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY w/ Meek Is Murder (record release show) and Wizardry

4/02/2011 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ (Jay Sica benefit) w/ Abacinate, The Binary Code, Fit for An Autopsy, Sydbarret, The Ghost In Black and White, many more

Stay tuned for continuous updates on the band’s live actions as well as updates on the upcoming album.

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LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH: California Black Metallers Comment On Tour Cancellation

March 12th, 2011
by EvilG

Win The Special Vinyl Edition Of The Extra Dimensional Wound Via Decibel This Weekend

Los Angeles black metal collective, LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH, who were slated to kick off a month-long U.S. tour supporting death metal legends Master last week, were forced to head back home when the headliners were prevented from entering the country.

Commented vocalist Autarch of the unfortunate tour cancellation: “Know this: LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH was thoroughly prepared for this tour only to be thwarted by circumstances beyond our control. I assure you all, we shall return with a vengeance in the near future. Already the black teet of kaos have begun to drip strange opportunity upon the ashes of this Master disaster. I shall reveal more details as they materialize.”

LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH’s The Extra Dimensional Wound, their second full-length, released via Metal Blade Records last year, was released on vinyl in December via Canonical Hours Records and is available as a deluxe gatefold LP featuring two 200-gram discs with a 12-page booklet and expanded artwork in a limited edition of 500 copies. In honor of its infernal magnanimity, Decibel Magazine is holding a special caption contest this weekend. The photo to be captioned features LSOD guitarist and Endless Blizzard mastermind Roskva manning the merch table. Best caption wins the vinyl. For further details (and to check out the photo) visit Decibel Magazine. Contest ends at 8:00am Monday! Don’t miss it.

 

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PATHOLOGY ANNOUNCES NEXT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH GRAVE

March 12th, 2011
by EvilG

San Diego-based brutal death metal/slam band PATHOLOGY completed their month-long tour opening for DEICIDE and BELPHEGOR last night in Tempe, AZ. The tour proved to be the band’s most successful jaunt as well as marked the maiden voyage of the group’s new lineup which received warm responses from the crowd night after night.

 

Today the band announces their next US and Canadian run opening for Sweden’s GRAVE and Norway’s BLOOD RED THRONE beginning Aug. 30 in Tampa, Florida.  Dates listed below.

 

“We’re very excited to already be able to announce our next tour,” says drummer Dave Astor. “We’ll be opening for Grave, another legend in the death metal scene.  This tour will be in support of a new album as we’ll be recording this summer.”

 

Before PATHOLOGY begins recording, the band is headed to Europe for five weeks of shows opening for OBITUARY and GRAVE, starting on March 24th.  The dates will also include festival appearances at Paris Extreme Fest, Denmark’s Royal Metal Fest and Holland’s Neurotic Deathfest.

 

For more information, visit www.pathologymusic.com

 

 

GRAVE / BLOOD RED THRONE / PATHOLOGY / GIGAN

8/30    Brass Mug – Tampa, FL

8/31    Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

9/1       Casbah – Charlotte, NC

9/2       Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ

9/3       The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

9/4       Petit Campus – Montreal, QU

9/5       Mod Club – Toronto, ON

9/6       Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY

9/7       Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

9/8       Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

9/9       Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

9/10    Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

9/11    Osbourne Village Inn – Winnipeg, MB

9/12    The Exchange – Regina, SK

9/13    Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AL

9/14    Dickens – Calgary, AL

9/15    The Biltmore – Vancouver, BC

9/16    El Corazon – Seattle, WA

9/17    Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

9/18    Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

9/19    Key Club – W. Hollywood, CA

9/20    Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

9/21    Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV

9/22    Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

 

For more information on Pathology, please visit:

www.victoryrecords.com/artists/pathology

www.myspace.com/pathologydm

http://www.facebook.com/pages/pathology/31079205597

 

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TEXTURES STUDIO REPORT – PART ONE

March 12th, 2011
by EvilG
Textures

Textures

Progressive technical metal band TEXTURES continue their work on their fourth studio album at Split Second Sound studios in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

In their first video report, TEXTURES guitarist & backing vocalist Jochem Jacobs and drummer Stef Broks discuss their new studio, their songwriting process, working titles of new songs, and more.  View “Return to the Studio, Part One” here.

 

The band’s 2003 debut album, Polars, received worldwide critical acclaim and TEXTURES went on to receive an Essent Award for Most Promising Act in 2004 in their native Holland.  Their 2006 sophomore album, Drawing Circles, was their true breakthrough and solidified TEXTURES into the annuls of the early djent movement.

The as-yet-untitled new album is the follow-up to 2008’s Silhouettes.  A Fall 2011 release is expected through Nuclear Blast Records.

Visit TEXTURES online:

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – The Birth Of Rock Theater Airing On PBS

March 12th, 2011
by EvilG
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Beethoven's Last Night

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Beethoven's Last Night

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA has issued the following update:

 

While the band is getting ready to kick off the Beethoven’s Last Night 2011 World Tour with eleven shows across Europe, there’s also a lot going on to prepare for the US and Canada tour. Recently PBS stations across the country have begun airing TSO’s exciting new TV special, The Birth of Rock Theater, which features never before seen live footage. This special captures the excitement of TSO’s legendary concerts as well as interviews with Paul O’Neill as he talks about the past, present and future of Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

 

Click here for a list of stations and air times.

 

TSO have also added some matinee shows for selected cities, so check the tour dates for more details.

 

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AVANTASIA Confirm DVD Release Date For “The Flying Opera: Around The World In 20 Days”

March 12th, 2011
by EvilG
AVANTASIA: 'The Flying Opera' DVD

AVANTASIA: 'The Flying Opera' DVD

AVANTASIA – founded by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet – will release their new double DVD concert film and documentary, called The Flying Opera: Around The World In 20 Days, on March 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. The title will be released in Japan/East-Asia on Avalon-Marquee.

 

Started only as a studio project, in 2008 Avantasia embarked on a world tour to write heavy metal history. For the first time a giant all-star project like that did not only gather in the studio to record an album, but The Metal Opera went on tour to play to hundreds of thousands of fans all over the globe within just a few weeks.

 

On March 18th fans will get the chance to relive the experience with the 2DVD package. One DVD will feature a full concert film in stereo and Dolby 5.1, recorded during their shows at Wacken Open Air 2008 and Masters Of Rock Festival 2008, the second DVD contains a documentary, shot by a camera team that followed the giant trek around the globe to give viewers the chance to catch a glimpse of never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage, interview-material, the start of Avantasia and its history and all the video clips that Avantasia has ever shot.

 

The limited edition also contains two CDs featuring the concert and many never before seen photos.

 

Sammet says: “I am so proud of this DVD package and the featured footage, even though it took a little longer to finally complete it. It gives people an idea of what an impact the first appearance of Avantasia on stage had, and you will get an idea of how everything went beyond our expectations and what the roots and the seeds for the current Avantasia tour are. It portrays one year in Avantasia’s history, maybe the most important year in the project’s history because that is when a studio-project became a traveling institution. There are many Metal Operas, but we made it something real, something to take hold of. Something alive…”

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SLAYER Update – Gary Holt Continues To Replace Jeff Hanneman On European Carnage Tour

March 12th, 2011
by EvilG

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt will continue to replace Jeff Hanneman on SLAYER’s European Carnage tour, which kicks-off this weekend in the Ukraine. Jeff Hanneman is still recovering and is feeling better already.

Gary Holt also replaced Jeff Hanneman on guitar on the band’s Australian shows ealier this month. Jeff is currently recovering from surgery after an arm infection due to a spider bite.

Further updates from Slayer to follow.

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EARTH Announce U.S. Tour; Band To Headline Mexico’s Aural Fest Next Week

March 11th, 2011
by EvilG

Following the recent release of their latest mammoth full-length, Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1, we’re proud to announce EARTH’s first confirmed American tour installment in support of the album.

Set to take place this June, EARTH will tour through the Midwest and Northeast regions of America showcasing material from the new album and their new touring lineup to a dozen cities, with support from Washington state-mate, soloist Ô Paon for the entire trek.

This newly announced string of North American dates will follow EARTH’s massive European tour with Sabbath Assembly which engulfs the entire months of April and May for the band.

And before any of the full tour activities even get underway, EARTH have also been confirmed alongside the Melvins to headline Aural Fest, a massive music celebration which takes place during the country’s Festival de Mexico!

Later this Summer, EARTH are also confirmed to appear at I’ll Be Your Mirror, a festival curated by Portishead & ATP America, taking place in Asbury Park, New Jersey, alongside countless other acts.

EARTH – Confirmed 2011 Live Appearances:

Aural Fest @ Festival de Mexico:

3/19/2011 Lunario Paseo de la Reforma – Mexico City w/ the Melvins

European Tour w/ Sabbath Assembly:

4/01/2011 Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, England

4/02/2011 Islington Mill – Manchester, England

4/03/2011 Hare & Hounds – Birmingham, England

4/04/2011 The Cluny – Newcastle, England

4/05/2011 Stereo – Glasgow, Scotland

4/07/2011 Auntie Annies Porterhouse – Belfast, Ireland

4/08/2011 Button Factory/Crawdaddy – Dublin, Ireland

4/09/2011 Cyprus Avenue – Cork, Ireland

4/11/2011 Millennium Music Hall 2 – Cardiff, England

4/12/2011 Scala – London, England

4/13/2011 La Maroquinerie – Paris, France

4/14/2011 Sugar Factory – Amsterdam, Holland

4/15/2011 Roadburn Festival – Tilburg, Holland

4/17/2011 Inkonst – Malmo, Sweden

4/18/2011 Nefertiti – Gothenburg, Sweden

4/19/2011 Bla/John Dee – Oslo, Norway

4/20/2011 Strand – Stockholm, Sweden

4/21/2011 Tavastia – Helsinki, Finland

4/22/2011 Friction Festival – Berlin, Germany

4/23/2011 Dude Fest – Karlsruhe, Germany

4/24/2011 Impetus Festival – Lausanne, Switzerland

4/26/2011 Spazio 211 – Torino, Italy

4/27/2011 Init Club – Rome, Italy

4/28/2011 Locomotiv – Bologna, Italy

4/29/2011 Unwound – Padova, Italy

4/30/2011 MC Velenje – Velenje, Slovenia

5/01/2011 Arena – Vienna, Austria

5/02/2011 Feierwerk – Munich, Germany

5/03/2011 Beatpol – Dresden, Germany

5/04/2011 Gebaeude9 – Koln, Germany

5/05/2011 Stadsschouwburg – Brugge, Holland

Midwest/East Coast American Tour:

6/08/2011 Mayne Stage – Chicago, IL w/ Ô Paon

6/09/2011 Mad Planet – Milwaukee, WI w/ Ô Paon

6/10/2011 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ Ô Paon

6/11/2011 The Strut – Kalamazoo, MI w/ Ô Paon

6/12/2011 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH w/ Ô Paon

6/13/2011 Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia, PA w/ Ô Paon

6/14/2011 Wadsworth Theatre – New Haven, CT w/ Ô Paon

6/15/2011 Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA w/ Ô Paon

6/16/2011 Le Poisson Rouge – New York City, NY w/ Ô Paon

6/17/2011 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Ô Paon

6/18/2011 *TBA – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Ô Paon

6/19/2011 Southgate House – Newport, KY w/ Ô Paon

ATP Fest, curated by Portishead

10/02/2011 I’ll Be Your Mirror, curated by Portishead & ATP – Asbury Park, NJ

Released on February 22nd via Southern Lord Recordings, Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1 represents yet another new chapter in the EARTH lineage, as the band continues to expand their trademark slow-morphing drone a bit beyond the realms they’ve explored on their last handful of releases and recent years of touring, and continuing to reproduce continually inspiring music as they have with every recording to date.

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GUS G NOMINATED IN METAL HAMMER GOLDEN GODS 2011

March 11th, 2011
by EvilG

Get your voting heads on! Gus G (Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne) is nominated in the 2011 Metal Hammer ‘Golden Gods poll.

Gus features in the ‘Best Shredder’ category, recognizing not only the fantastic work he has done as Ozzy’s right hand man, but also the incredible contribution to metal he continues to build with the mighty Firewind!

Show your love for Gus G via this link: http://goldengods.metalhammer.co.uk/

GET VOTING NOW!

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HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE: BLIND GUARDIAN ‘TRAVELERS AT THE EDGE OF TIME’

March 11th, 2011
by EvilG
BLIND GUARDIAN ‘TRAVELERS AT THE EDGE OF TIME’

BLIND GUARDIAN - ‘TRAVELERS AT THE EDGE OF TIME’

Sponsored by Nuclear Blast USA, Decibel Magazine, Amoeba Music L.A. and Dean Guitars, the world’s first-ever film festival dedicated to heavy metal music will be taking place at the Downtown Independent Cinema in Los Angeles, California this coming March 31stthrough April 3rd, 2011.

 

Organizer and lifelong metalhead Samuel Douek shares an exciting addition to the HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL’s inaugural line-up:

 

“We are proud to announce that Germany’s BLIND GUARDIAN have submitted a magical, one-of-a-kind, still-in-the-making film edited by Andreas Fiekers called ‘TRAVELERS AT THE EDGE OF TIME’ for a world premiere to debut exclusively at the Heavy Metal Film Festival in Downtown Los Angeles.  The new film speaks to the band’s evolution and how it led them into the symphonic saga of their latest album, 2010’s Billboard Top 200-charting At The Edge Of Time.TRAVELERS AT THE EDGE OF TIME’ will be screened at the HMFF’s special Closing Night event on Sunday at 9 p.m.”

 

TRAVELERS AT THE EDGE OF TIME (Editor: Andreas Fiekers) Germany 2011:  This documentary follows Germany’s legendary Power Metal band BLIND GUARDIAN through an unfinished cycle of their remarkable career up to now.  Showcasing an intimate insight throughout the massive amount of events the musicians had to face since Summer 2009, the film begins abruptly during the production for their breathtaking opus At The Edge Of Time when the band begins orchestra recordings at the Rudolfinum in Prague.  During the fragile act of creating real music, BLIND GUARDIAN are suddenly confronted with the virtual reality of a computer game called Sacred 2.  While tasting the sweetness of having accomplished one mission, another one immediately starts with dreary rehearsals in the “Twilight Hall” before the band heads off  to spread their mystical message to thousands of enthusiastic bards on another world tour.  We will meet an unmasked Hansi Kürsch, André Olbrich, Marcus Siepen, Frederik Ehmke, and their crew members through the many private on-the-road & behind-the-scenes encounters.  Fans will witness BLIND GUARDIAN take part in their never-ending quest for perfection beyond the musical aspects when cameras follow the band onto different stages from the first indoor shows to subsequent outdoor shows on the “Sacred World and Songs Divine Tour.”  Travelers At The Edge Of Time then takes on a new voyage when the group gets back to the studio and starts working on its lifetime project: the orchestral album.  Both completion of this film project and the touring cycle for the latest album are not yet complete, proving only one thing: There is no real beginning, nor there is a real ending…

In addition to the BLIND GUARDIAN film’s world premiere, “UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US” has been added to the midnight screening taking place on Saturday, April 2nd.

 

UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US (Aaron Aites & Audrey Ewell) USA 2009: Until The Light Takes Us tells the story of black metal. Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-nineties when a rash of suicides, murders, and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal is and what it stands for to other musicians, artists and music fans worldwide. Until The Light Takes Us goes behind the highly sensationalized media reports of “Satanists running amok in Europe” to examine the complex and largely misunderstood principles and beliefs that led to this rebellion against both Christianity and modern culture.

To capture this on film, directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell moved to Norway and lived with the musicians for several years, building relationships that allowed them to create a surprisingly intimate portrait of this violent, but ultimately misunderstood, movement. The result is a poignant, moving story that’s as much about the idea that reality is composed of whatever the most people believe, regardless of what’s actually true, as it is about a music scene that blazed a path of murder and arson across the northern sky.

 

Stay tuned for additions to the festival line-up, plus the announcement of the short films section.

Las Marimbas Del Infierno (Marimbas From Hell) by Julio Hernández Cordón will be opening the festival on Thursday evening, March 31st.

 

The first portion of the maiden line-up for 2011’s Heavy Metal Film Festival can be viewed at the festival’s official site.  Click HERE to download HMFF movie posters (Password: b=8X+6G).

 

On Thursday, March 10th, advanced tickets to the HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL will be available for purchase via the Downtown Independent Cinema Box Office.  Ticket prices will be as follows:

  • $9.00 per film
  • $15.00 – Opening Night Screening (includes After-Party)
  • $33.00 – Day Pass (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
  • $66.60 – Advanced Purchase Festival Pass (ONLY 30 available at this SPECIAL PRICE; includes Opening Night)
  • $99.00 – Advanced Purchase Festival Pass (ONLY 100 available; includes Opening Night)

 

For information about volunteering for this event, please write in to heavymetalfilmfestival@gmail.com.

 

Visit the HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL online at www.HEAVYMETALFF.com, on FacebookMySpaceTwitter, and YouTube.

 

Visit BLIND GUARDIAN online at www.BLIND-GUARDIAN.comwww.facebook.com/BLINDGUARDIAN,www.myspace.com/BLINDGUARDIAN, and twitter.com/BLIND_GUARDIAN.

 

 

 

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DEADLOCK – ‘BIZARRO WORLD’ DEBUTS IN GERMAN TOP 100

March 11th, 2011
by EvilG

Deadlock confirmed to play Wacken and Summer Breeze

GERMANY – Germany’s premiere melodic heavy metal group, Deadlock, is proud to announce that its fifth studio effort, Bizarro World, has entered the German album charts at #61, the band’s first charting in its career.

 

“Dear Deadlock-family, we are more than stoked that we entered the German album charts (#61) for the first time with our new baby, Bizarro World,” said the band in an official statement.

 

“We and especially Sebastian put a lot of blood, work and passion into this album and we really appreciate your support. Thanks a lot to all the fans, supporters, endorsers, management, label, mix and mastering studio for making this possible! You mean the world to us!”

 

Bizarro World will hit stores next week in North America on Lifeforce Records.

 

 

The track list for Bizarro World is…

 

1. Virus Jones

2. State Of Decay

3. Falling Skywards

4. Earthlings

5. You Left Me Dead

6. Brutal Romance

7. Alienation

8. Renegade

9. Htrae

10. Bizarro World

11. Paranoia Extravaganza

 

 

Deadlock will hit the road for a German tour alongside Ill Nino in support of the new record. The band has also confirmed several spring and summer festival performances, including newly added dates on Wacken and Summer Breeze.

 

Bizarro World can be pre-ordered now on Amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/Bizarro-World-Deadlock/dp/B004DR8Q8Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1298536787&sr=8-1, while a digital single of the song, “State of Decay”, is downloadable now through iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/state-of-decay-single/id414877510.

 

The recently released music video for the opening track off Bizarro World, “Virus Jones”, can be seen on the official Lifeforce Records YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYPfUQlstxw.

 

An album teaser is currently streaming on the official Deadlock MySpace at: http://www.myspace.com/deadlock.

 

Stay tuned for more information on Deadlock and Bizarro World.

 

 

Deadlock is…

Johannes Prem – vocals

Sabine Weniger – vocals

Sebastian Reichl – guitar, keyboards

Gert Rymen – guitar

John Gahlert – bass

Tobias Graf – drums

 

 

Deadlock online…

www.myspace.com/deadlock

www.facebook.com/deadlockofficial

www.deadlock-official.com

www.lifeforcerecords.com

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY To Release “The Song Remains Not The Same”

March 11th, 2011
by Celtic Bob
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY 'The Song Remains Not The Same'

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY 'The Song Remains Not The Same'

BLS frontman/guitar god Zakk Wylde is proud to announce the upcoming release of THE SONG REMAINS NOT THE SAME (Entertainment One Music) on May 3rd. The offering features unplugged versions of material from Black Label Society’s latest album, ORDER OF THE BLACK, as well as additional material recorded during the ORDER OF THE BLACK sessions. THE SONG REMAINS NOT THE SAME was conceived, created and compiled by Zakk Wylde himself and the title is, of course, a nod to one of Wylde’s favorite bands, Led Zeppelin. To the right is the cover art and please see below for full track listing.

In other Black Label Society news, the next single from ORDER OF THE BLACK, “Darkest Days” will impact radio on March 21st. The track showcases Wylde’s softer side with soulful lyrics, a hauntingly beautiful melody and captivating piano played by the guitar icon himself. An alternate version of the song featuring country superstar John Rich will appear on THE SONG REMAINS NOT THE SAME.

 

The Song Remains Not The Same” track listing:

01. Overlord (Unplugged version)
02. Parade Of The Dead (Unplugged version)
03. Riders Of The Damned (Unplugged version)
04. Darkest Days (Unplugged version)
05. Juniors Eyes
06. Helpless
07. Bridge Over Troubled Water
08. Can’t Find My Way Home
09. Darkest Days (featuring John Rich)
10. The First Noel

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ANVIL – Canadian Tour Dates Announced, East Coast Shows Confirmed

March 11th, 2011
by EvilG
Anvil - Juggernaut Of Justice

Anvil - Juggernaut Of Justice

Toronto-based metal legends ANVIL have confirmed dates for a full Canadian headline tour following the initial announcement of three support dates with ALICE COOPER (**). Their schedule is now as follows; venues will be confirmed soon.

 

May

6 – St. John’s, Newfoundland

9 – Halifax, Nova Scotia

10 – Moncton, New Brunswick

11 – Fredricton, New Brunswick

13 – Chicoutimi, Quebec

14 – Quebec City, Quebec **

15 – Montreal, Quebec

16 – Ottawa, Ontario **

17 – Hamilton, Ontario **

18 – Sudbury, Ontario **

20 – Kingston, Ontario

21 – London, Ontario

23 – Thunder Bay, Ontario

24 – Winnipeg, Manitoba

25 – Regina, Saskatchewan

27 – Edmonton, Alberta

28 – Calgary, Alberta

30 – Victoria, British Columbia

31 – Vancouver, British Columbia

 

Anvil will release their new album, Juggernaut Of Justice, on May 10th via The End Records. The album’s title track, ‘Juggernaut Of Justice’, is currently available for download as part of The End Records Spring 2011 sampler, at this location.

Frontman Steve “Lips” Kudlow recently commented: “I must say that this is by far the best Anvil ever. There will be a few new surprises including Glenn 5’s first lead vocals in Anvil’s history. The production that Bob Marlette has done far surpasses anything we’ve done in the past. The excitement within the band is over the top and we can’t wait to unleash this amazing CD to the fans.”

Drummer Robb Reiner concurs: “The new album is pure Anvil with a new fresh kick, very exciting. Looking to rocking with The End, putting the music where it belongs – in everybody’s ears and face!”

Prior to the release of Juggernaut Of Justice, The End will be releasing the definitive Anvil anthology. The collection will be comprised of classics old and new, with some surprises, and will showcase the band’s entire career spanning back to 1978.

 

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