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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DEATH ANGEL: More South American Dates Announced

August 13th, 2010
by EvilG

San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, have added more dates for their first ever South American tour! The following dates have been confirmed:
10/16  Arequipa, Peru – La Boveda

10/17  Lima, Peru – Barranco Bar

10/20 Santiago, Chile – Teatro Caupolican

10/21  Buenos Aires, Argentina – The Roxy Live
10/22 Curitiba, Brasil – John Bull Music Hall
10/23  São Paulo, Brazil – Clash Club

10/31 Catanduva, Brasil @ Armazém do Café
Vocalist Mark Osegueda recently commented:

“I can’t begin to tell you how excited all of us in DEATH ANGEL are for our first South American tour in the band’s history! We have hoped and dreamed of this day from the moment the band started playing live shows. So not only is this tour fulfilling a dream, but also what we feel is destiny! The first of many tours in South America!”
Osegueda on what their South American fans expect:

“A full blown thrash assault spanning the entire career of DEATH ANGEL! A relentless show of energy that you and us won’t soon forget! South America best prepare itself for The Ultra-Violence of a live DEATH ANGEL show!”


DEATH ANGEL
s new album Relentless Retribution is set for release on September 3rd in Europe and the 14th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

Relentless Retribution Track Listing:
1. Relentless Revolution
2. Claws In So Deep
3. Truce
4. Into The Arms of Righteous Anger
5. River Of Rapture
6. Absence Of Light
7. This Hate
8. Death Of The Meek
9. Opponents At Sides
10. I Chose The Sky
11. Volcanic
12. Where They Lay

“Claws In So Deep” features performances by the popular acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. The track “Truce” also features a guest guitar solo by Producer Jason Suecof.

Relentless Retribution was recorded at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with production genius Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITE CHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER).

DEATH ANGEL recently uploaded the album cover art by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOY,CARNIFEX, WHITECHAPEL) for their upcoming release entitled Relentless Retribution, to their official Myspace page www.myspace.com/DeathAngel.

DEATH ANGEL are currently direct support to Swedish melodic metallers SOILWORK this Summer. Joining them will be Quebec’s tech-death masters AUGURY, Roadrunner Records recording artists MUTINY WITHIN, and pirate themed thrashers SWASHBUCKLE. For more information, tour dates and ticket giveaway information visit www.DEATHANGEL.us & www.myspace.com/DEATHANGEL.

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KATAKLYSM: “Push The Venom” Video Clip Online

August 13th, 2010
by EvilG
KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"

KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"

Iconic Montreal based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have made the video clip for the song “Push The Venom” available for viewing here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlUNc8vA1Tg. The track comes off their new album Heaven’s Venom, which will be released on August 13th in Europe and August 24th in North America. The follow-up to 2008’s Prevail, was recorded by KATAKLYSM guitarist J-F  Dagenais (MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX) and was mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC, DARK TRANQUILLITY).

Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: “After the crazy videos we did with EX DEO it was only natural for us to upgrade the KATAKLYSM visuals as well. We decided to try to recreate the underworld fantasy atmosphere depicted in the artwork with some great visual effects. The song is about surviving the judgment that others cast upon you, and that which is important and feels right to you. Spread your venom and not the lies of your

enemies! Ivan did another fantastic job and we are super happy with it

and hopefully you guys dig it too. See you on tour!”
Pre-order Heaven’s Venom with or without an exclusive shirt design while supplies last at the following location http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/Search/kataklysm.


KATAKLYSM
recently shot a video clip for the song “Push The Venom” this month with director Ivan Colic (TYPE O NEGATIVE, UNLEASHED, DEATHSTARS, EX DEO)  in Belgrade, Serbia.


Heaven’s Venom
track listing:
1. A Soulless God
2. Determined (Vows of Vengeance)
3. Faith Made of Shrapnel
4. Push the Venom
5. Hail the Renegade
6. As the Walls Collapse
7. Numb & Intoxicated
8. At the Edge of the World
9. Suicide River
10. Blind Savior

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THE CONTORTIONIST DEBUT NEW SONG ‘PRIMAL DIRECTIVE’

August 13th, 2010
by EvilG

THE CONTORTIONIST DEBUT NEW SONG ‘PRIMAL DIRECTIVE’ AND NEW MYSPACE LAYOUT TODAY, NEW TRACK ‘EXPIRE’ SPINNING NOW ON SIRIUS XM!

NEW TRACK ‘FLOURISH’ STREAMING NOW AT AOL NOISECREEP!

THE CONTORTIONIST "Exoplanet"

THE CONTORTIONIST "Exoplanet"

NEW TRACK ‘ADVENT’ DEBUTING THIS WEEKING WITH FULL METAL JACKIE!

UPCOMING FALL TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

Indianapolis, Indiana’s THE CONTORTIONIST is poised to release their GOOD FIGHT MUSIC debut, Exoplanet on August 31st! The new track ‘Primal Directive’ is posted on THE CONTORTIONIST’s brand new MySpace, and is also included on the new, free FYE/Decibel sampler! The sampler can be found at www.tonesofdeath.com/fye/. In addition to this debut, AOL Noisecreep is pleased to unveil another new track, ‘Flourish’, next Wednesday, August 11th. Head to AOL Noisecreep throughout the month to view updates on THE CONTORTIONIST!

Make sure to tune into Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal to hear the new track ‘Expire’, spinning now! You can request ‘Expire’ by tweeting to @JoseMangin and/or @SXMLiquidMetal, or go to the Sirius XM Liquid Metal Facebook page!

Pre-order Exoplanet now at MerchNow, and pick up some great new t-shirt designs! Exoplanet features amazing production work, brought to you by UNEARTH’S Ken Susi. Susi feels that THE CONTORTIONIST has something fresh and unique to bring to the table. “THE CONTORTIONIST is not your typical, run of the mill band. Lots of bands in this day and age are copy-cats or just plain old rip-offs of other bands. This is truly an original band; from the overall look, sound, and structure of the songs.”

THE CONTORTIONIST will soon be unveiling more major fall tour dates, so stay up to date by heading to the new MySpace page! See below for current tour dates!

THE CONTORTIONIST TOUR DATES:

Aug 19, Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater

w/Whitechapel, Heavy Lies The Crown, The Room Colored Charlatan, Run Amok

Aug 28, Jackson, MI @ Club 789

w/The Yellow Sign, Sentinel, The Ancient, Lookoutbelow!, Onfall

For more information on THE CONTORTIONIST be sure to visit:

http://www.myspace.com/thecontortionistband

http://www.goodfightmusic.com

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ACCEPT: 24-HOUR NEWS MARATHON TO BEGIN ON AUGUST 19TH

August 12th, 2010
by EvilG
ACCEPT 2010

ACCEPT 2010

To celebrate the release of their long-awaited new studio album Blood Of The Nations, Germany’s ACCEPT are proud to announce a 24-hour News Marathon on August 19th in celebration of the album’s European release date on August 20th.

The marathon will take place on the official ACCEPT website and all accompanying Social Networking sites (Facebook, Twitter and MySpace) for 24 hours straight.  Fans will gain access to exclusive ACCEPT news from all over the world, see personal video messages from the band members, take part in a variety of raffles and giveaways, and much, much more.

The ACCEPT News Marathon will begin at 12 midnight PACIFIC / 2 a.m. CENTRAL / 3 a.m. EASTERN.  Up-to-the-minute news on ACCEPT will be posted and updated every hour all day long.  Fans are encouraged to be a part of this historic event!

Blood Of The Nations was recorded at Backstage Studio in Derbyshire, England with acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (Exodus, Arch Enemy, Megadeth).  The track listing for the album — which marks the recording debut of the band’s latest addition, ex-TT QUICK vocalist Mark Tornillo — is as follows:

01. Beat The Bastards
02. Teutonic Terror
03. The Abyss
04. Blood Of The Nations
05. Shades Of Death
06. Locked And Loaded

07. Time Machine (Bonus Track)
08. Kill The Pain
09. Rollin’ Thunder
10. Pandemic
11. New World Comin’
12. No Shelter
13. Bucketful Of Hate

Blood Of The Nations will be released in Japan on September 4th and in the North America on September 19th.  Nuclear Blast USA’s Webshop is now taking pre-orders for the exclusive mail-order digi-pak edition, which features the bonus track “Time Machine.”  The pre-order bundle includes an ACCEPT “Teutonic Terror” t-shirt and can be ordered here.

ACCEPT’s 2010 line-up includes Wolf Hoffmann on guitar, Peter Baltes on bass, Stefan Schwarzmann on drums, Herman Frank on guitar and Mark Tornillo on vocals.

Visit ACCEPT online at www.ACCEPTWORLDWIDE.com, www.myspace.com/accepttheband, and www.facebook.com/accepttheband.

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Man injured at the Finnish Sonisphere dies

August 12th, 2010
by Arto Lehtinen

According to Finnish newspapers, a 50 year old man died of head injuries sustained at the Sonisphere Festival. According to the officers, some object hit the man on his head. The Finnish Sonisphere was arranged in Pori last weekend when the severe thunder storms hit the festival area causing major damages. 40 people sustained various injuries and two of them were categorized as serious.

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EVILE GUITARIST AND METAL HAMMER EDITOR TO BUNGEE JUMP FOR CHARITY

August 12th, 2010
by EvilG

In March 2010, EVILE’s OL DRAKE issued the following statement upon realising his band had been nominated for a Metal Hammer Golden God award:

“If we win, I promise we will do a bungee jump, dressed as cowboys.  I’m writing that without checking if anyone else will do it, but that’s how I roll.  But I definitely will.”

Four months later, Metal Hammer Golden God award in hand, OL and EVILE are facing up to the consequences of that statement.  OL DRAKE, lead guitarist of EVILE and recipient of Metal Hammer Golden Gods “Metal As Fuck” award, will bungee jump for charity dressed as a cowboy.  Accompanying him will be ALEXANDER MILAS, editor of Metal Hammer magazine and winner of 2009 “PPA Editor of the Year” award.

To get an idea of the 170ft jump, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8Gk3emWTm4

OL DRAKE will be jumping in aid of the British Lung Foundation, in memory of late EVILE bassist MIKE ALEXANDER.  The British Lung Foundation are the only UK charity that helps people with any lung condition.  There are 8 million people in this country with lung disease – whether it’s pneumonia, asthma, COPD, or lung cancer, the charity strives to be there for them and their loved ones.  The British Lung Foundation provides information and support for people with pulmonary embolisms and their families via the help line, publications and recent scientific research into the condition.  For more information, go to http://www.lunguk.org

ALEXANDER MILAS will be jumping in aid of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout cancer charity, in memory of DIO.  Stand Up and Shout is primarily to provide free cancer screening programs and testing to the public regardless of any individual’s ability to pay for it, and to provide financial assistance to cancer patients who are burdened with the cost of healthcare.  For more information, go to http://www.ronniejamesdio.com

The bungee jump will take place in September 2010.  Join the Facebook group for more details:
http://www.earache.com/jump4metal
http://www.earache.com/bungee

To sponsor OL DRAKE, go to http://www.justgiving.com/ol-jump4metal

To sponsor ALEXANDER MILAS, go to http://www.ronniejamesdio.com and donate, making sure to put JUMP4METAL in the subject or comments line.

OL DRAKE recalls how he nonchalantly suggested a bungee jump dressed as a cowboy:

“I remember when we were nominated for Best UK Band at the Metal Hammer awards. We were up against Judas Priest, so naturally I thought there’s no competition there. I thought, why not make a ridiculous statement that won’t happen, because we can’t, and shouldn’t, beat Judas Priest. I said I would bungee jump dressed as a cowboy if we won an award at the Golden Gods.

“Little did I know we would win the ‘Metal as Fuck’ award. I’m a man of my word, so I’m going to do it along with Metal Guru and MH Editor, Alexander Milas.  Instead of it just being some silly joke, I thought it would be great to make this a jump for charity, and that’s why I want to help raise awareness for the British Lung Foundation in memory of our late bassist, Mike Alexander, who passed away from a pulmonary embolism last year.”

ALEXANDER MILAS comments on why he is standing by OL DRAKE and joining in this jump for charity:

“When Ol first told me he wanted to jump off a bridge in a cowboy outfit, I thought: ‘wow, that sounds fucking idiotic – can I come?’ So imagine my dismay when he later replied that he was actually serious. Why the cowboy outfits? I have no idea, but I figure if you’re going into battle with gravity, you might as well do it in style, and generate some cash for a charity in honour of one of the greatest heavy metal singers of all time, Ronnie James Dio. It’s my hope that with this act of sheer metallic tomfoolery, we can help raise some cash for a truly worth causes, the Stand Up And Shout Foundation for my part, and the British Lung Foundation in honour of the late, great Mike Alexander for Ol.”

EVILE and Metal Hammer thank you for your support.

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