PLACE OF SKULLS Join The Giddy Up! Records Roster; European Tour To Commence This Saturday

October 22nd, 2010
by EvilG

Giddy Up! Records is pleased to announce the addition of Tennessee doomers PLACE OF SKULLS to their expanding artist roster, which currently includes Moth Eater, Black Water Rising and Demonica. The New York City-based indie imprint will release PLACE OF SKULLS’ fourth full-length, As A Dog Returns, in North American on November 9, 2010.

Said Giddy Up! label head Steve Seabury: “To me, Victor Griffin is a legend in the doom scene. I am like a little kid at the doom store. It’s an absolute honor and privilege to have PLACE OF SKULLS join the Giddy Up! Records family. This record is just amazing. I love it.”

The follow-up to 2006’s The Black Is Never Far was recorded at Lakeside Studios in Knoxville by Travis Wyrick and founding guitarist/vocalist Victor Griffin (Pentagram, Death Row etc.) with drums recorded and engineered by Mike Dearing. Audio streams of “The Maker” and the title track are currently available on the band official MySpace page. Check them out HERE.

In related news, the band will kick off a two-week European tour with Eternal Elysium this Saturday. As a special bonus, PLACE OF SKULLS fans in or around Berlin are eligible for a free pass to Hammer Of Doom 4 in Wurzburg and a FREE copy of As A Dog Returns. Contact placeofskulls@msn.com for more info!  

PLACE OF SKULLS European Tour 2010
w/ Eternal Elysium
View Tour Poster HERE:

10/23/2010 Posthalle, Hammer Of Doom 4 Festival – Würzburg, GER
10/24/2010 Gebäude 9 – Köln, GER
10/25/2010 Le Klub – Paris, FR
10/26/2010 Little Devil – Tilburg, NL
10/28/2010 Loppen – Kopenhagen, DK
10/29/2010 Rockefeller/ John Dee – Oslo, NOR w/ Orange Goblin
10/30/2010 Tribute Sandnes, Stavanger, NOR w/ Orange Goblin
10/31/2010 TBA
11/02/2010 Hafenklang – Hamburg, GER
11/03/2010 Mau – Rostock, GER
11/04/2010 White Trash – Berlin, GER
11/05/2010 Falkendom – Bielefeld, GER
11/06/2010 JH De Lochtink – Eeklo, BEL
11/07/2010 Baroeg, Dutch Doom Days 9  – Rotterdam, NL
11/08/2010 Rosenkeller – Jena, GER
Formed in early 2000 by  Griffin, bassist Lee Abney and drummer Tim Tomaselli, PLACE OF SKULLS — a biblical reference to Golgotha — carries the torch of prior Griffin and Abney bands such as Death Row and Pentagram in the ever-burgeoning underground scene of doom metal. But as their sound continues to expand beyond those boundaries, they incorporate intricate dynamics in their songs that few bands of the same genre explore and lyrically reflect upon their spiritual beliefs, faith, God, politics, and the search for peace. Having stepped outside the proverbial box of “doom metal,” PLACE OF SKULLS opens the door of accessibility to a whole other cross section of heavy rock enthusiast. But by no means should this be taken lightly. Their sound is as crushing and molten live as ever and no less threatening than any of their musical counterparts in volume.
http://www.placeofskulls.com http://www.myspace.com/placeofskullsdoom http://www.giddyuprecords.com/

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PSYCROPTIC: US Tour Starts October 2010!

October 22nd, 2010
by EvilG
Tour poster: NILE, EX DEO, PSYCROPTIC, KEEP OF KALESSIN, PATHOLOGY

Tour poster: NILE, EX DEO, PSYCROPTIC, KEEP OF KALESSIN, PATHOLOGY

Fresh on the heels of PSYCROPTIC‘s successful first ever Co-Headlining tour of Europe with CEPHALIC CARNAGE on the ‘Initiation of the Misled’ tour, the band are set to embark on a comprehensive North American tour supporting Death Metal legends NILE on their upcoming tour. Along with PATHOLOGY and fellow Nuclear Blast Label Mates, EX DEO & KEEP OF KALESSIN, the US tour will cover cities from Coast to Coast throughout October, November and December.

After whats been a mammoth touring schedule for 2010, that has also included China,Inner Mongolia, Australia and New Zealand, the band will head into the studio at the beginning of 2011 to record the highly anticipated follow up to 2008’s critically acclaimed ‘(Ob)Servant’. Songwriting for the new album is well under way and will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that PSYCROPTIC really are

Australia’s premier extreme metal band.

NILE, EX DEO, PSYCROPTIC, KEEP OF KALESSIN, PATHOLOGY

10/31/10  Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

11/01/10  Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY

11/02/10  Sonar – Baltimore, MD

11/03/10  Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY

11/04/10  Rocko’s – Manchester, NH

11/05/10  Club Hell – Providence, RI

11/06/10  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

11/07/10  Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

11/08/10  Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

11/09/10  Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

11/12/10  El Corazon – Seattle, WA

11/13/10  Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

11/14/10  Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

11/15/10  Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

11/16/10  The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

11/17/10  U.B.’s Bar – Mesa, AZ

11/18/10  The Rock – Tucson, AZ

11/19/10  The War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX ç NO Nile, Ex Deo

11/20/10  Emo’s – Austin, TX

11/21/10  Numbers – Houston, TX

11/23/10  Club Firestone – Orlando, FL

11/24/10  Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
PSYCROPTIC, KEEP OF KALESSIN, PATHOLOGY
11/26/10  Brass Mug – Tampa, FL

11/27/10  The Muse – Nashville, TN

11/28/10  Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

11/29/10  Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ

11/30/10  Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA

12/01/10  Petit Campus – Montreal, QC – CANADA
12/02/10  Sneaky Dee’s – Toronto, ON – CANADA

12/03/10  Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN

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DEATH ANGEL: Vocalist to Take Part in “Winter Metal Symphony”

October 22nd, 2010
by EvilG
Winter Metal Symphony

Winter Metal Symphony

Vocalist Mark Osegueda of Bay Area thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, will be one of many contributing artists at this years Winter Metal Symphony (formerly the Christmas Metal Symphony), taking place on January 22, 2011 in Tilburg, Netherlands. Confirmed artist so far include Nils K. Rue (PAGAN MIND), Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-THE GATHERING), Anna Phoebe (TSO).   Tickets are on sale now and cost € 28,00 (presale) or € 32,50 (show day).  Tickets ordered before November 15. 2010 will receive a free gift the night of the show. For information and to purchase tickets visit http://goo.gl/gILU.

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STRATOVARIUS To Release Elysium Album In January; Single in November!

October 21st, 2010
by EvilG
Stratovarius - DARKEST HOUS (Single)

Stratovarius - DARKEST HOUS (Single)

Stratovarius are putting the finishing touches on their thirteenth full-length studio album “Elysium” in 5-by-5 studios, Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki, Finland. The album will be released on January 12th, 2011 by JVC in Asia and worldwide on January 14th, 2011 by Edel/EarMusic.
A single with two new songs of “Elysium” will be released on 26 November this year, coinciding with the start date of the “7 sinners world tour” on which Stratovarius will join Helloween as very special guests – kicking off the same day in the Szene, Vienna.

The single also contains a demo track, and two unreleased live tracks recorded earlier this year on Stratovarius’ wildly successful 2009/2010 “Polaris” world tour.

The following tracks will be part of the single:

Darkest Hours (from the upcoming album “Elysium”)
Infernal Maze (from the upcoming album “Elysium”)
Darkest Hours (demo version)
Against the Wind (live recording, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Black Diamond (live recording, Göteborg, Sweden)

Preliminary tracklist of “Elysium”: (order of songs and working titles are subject to change)

Heavenly Divine
Infernal Maze
Elysium, part I, II and III
Civilization
Darkest Hours
Under Flaming Skies
No return
New Horizon
Move the Mountain
Castaway (Japan Bonus Track)

Stratovarius - Elysium

Stratovarius - Elysium

Cover artwork by Gyula Havancsák. Band photo by Kimmo Syväri.

See information about upcoming live dates here, or below.

“Seven Sinners” tour together with Helloween
November 26, 2010: Szene, Vienna, Austria
November 27, 2010: Winter Masters of Rock, Zlin, Czech Republic
November 28, 2010: Petöfi Hall, budapest, Hungary
December 1, 2010: Neue Stadthalle, Langen, Germany
December 2, 2010: Hof Ter Lo, Antwerp, Belgium
December 4, 2010: Hardrock Hell Festival, Prestatyn, UK
December 5, 2010: The HMV Forum, London, UK
December 6, 2010: Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland
December 8, 2010: Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden
December 9, 2010: Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
December 10, 2010: Lisebergshallen, Gothenburg, Sweden
December 11, 2010: Arenan, Stockholm, Sweden
December 13, 2010: Rock Cafe, Tallinn, Estonia
December 14, 2010: Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland
December 15, 2010: House Of Culture, Helsinki, Finland
December 17, 2010: Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
December 18, 2010: Studio, Cracow, Poland
December 19, 2010: Mala Sportovni Hala, Prague, Czech Republic
January 11, 2011 – Elysee Montmatre, Paris, France
January 12, 2011 – Le Transbordeur, Lyon, France
January 14, 2011 – Rockstar Live, Bilbao, Spain
January 15, 2011 – La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
January 16, 2011 – Razzmatazz I, Barcelona, Spain
January 18, 2011 – Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
January 19, 2011 – Altantico, Rome, Italy
January 21, 2011 – Fuzz Live Music Club, Athen, Greece
January 22, 2011 – Principal Club Theatre, Thessaloniki, Greece
January 23, 2011 – Hristo Botev Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria
January 24, 2011 – Hristo Botev Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria
January 26, 2011 – Boogaloo Club, Zagreb, Croatia
January 27, 2011 – Kino Siska Club, Ljubljana, Slovenia
January 28, 2011 – Sports Hall, Hlohovec, Slovakia
January 29, 2011 – Sports Hall, Presov, Slovakia
January 31, 2011 – Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
February 01, 2011 – Garage, Saarbrücken, Germany
February 02, 2011 – Brückenforum, Bonn, Germany
February 04, 2011 – Capitol, Hannover, Germany
February 05, 2011 – Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany
February 06, 2011 – Halle Gartlage, Osnabrück, Germany
February 09, 2011 – Docks, Hamburg, Germany
February 10, 2011 – Jako Arena, Bamberg, Germany
February 11, 2011 – All-Kart-Halle, Kaufbeuren, Germany
February 12, 2011 – Volksbankmesse, Balingen, Germany

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‘METAL SURVIVAL KIT’ 3CD & 1DVD BOX SET AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW

October 21st, 2010
by EvilG
'METAL SURVIVAL KIT' 3CD & 1DVD BOX SET AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW

'METAL SURVIVAL KIT'

Earache Records is due to release METAL SURVIVAL KIT, the ultimate box set for all metal fans, on November 22nd for the incredible price of just a single CD.

METAL SURVIVAL KIT celebrates the diversity and comradeship of metal, offering over 80 tracks spread across three CDs and one DVD.

The three audio discs, “Festival Faves”, “Future Classics” and “Under the Radar”, offer an indispensable mixture of established classic hits, the best of metal’s new breed and more underground artists deserving of recognition.

Included are tracks from such greats as NAPALM DEATH, WHITE WIZZARD, ANNIHILATOR, AT THE GATES, EVILE, CARCASS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, CLUTCH, MORBID ANGEL, GODFLESH, ENFORCER, GAMA BOMB, DEICIDE, OCEANO, BONDED BY BLOOD and many, many more.

The DVD includes classic videos as well as previously unreleased videos from EVILE, MUNICIPAL WASTE, AT THE GATES, WHITE WIZZARD, BONDED BY BLOOD, AKERCOCKE and more.

METAL SURVIVAL KIT also includes a selection of exclusive, free essential goodies, including earplugs in a handy holder, a woven patch, a keyring and stickers.  Everything comes housed in a rigid, deluxe box.

Watch a video revealing the box and its contents at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr9l87LNyXQ

Pre-order your essential METAL SURVIVAL KIT now for just £7.99/€11.49 from Play.com at http://www.play.com/Music/CD/4-/16298807/Metal-Survival-Kit/Product.html

METAL SURVIVAL KIT is also available to pre-order in Europe from the Earache Webstore at http://www.earache.com/webstore/product_info.php/products_id/2520

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WOLVHAMMER Announce Fall Tour Dates

October 21st, 2010
by EvilG

Minneapolis, MN’s WOLVHAMMER have announced a string of live actions in support of their critically acclaimed slab of raw power, Black Marketeers
of WWIII, which was unleashed by
Init Records on July 13th. This two-week onslaught will take them from their native Northern climes down through the Dirty South and back up to their stomping grounds of Chicago, IL,
where the illustrious Sanford Parker  did a bang-up job bringing their latest opus into ugly, screaming life.  Along the way, they’ll be desecrating stages with the likes of Swan King, Hunters, and the mighty Inquisition – don’t miss out!


Wolvhammer Fall Tour Dates

Oct. 28th Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
Oct. 29th Sioux Falls, SD – Nutty’s North
Oct. 31st Denver, CO – Three Kings Tavern – Paul Romano Art Show/Halloween Bash
Nov. 1st  Kansas City, MO -The Riot Room
Nov. 2nd  Wichita, KS – Rock Island Live
Nov. 3rd  Austin, TX – Red Seven
Nov. 4th  San Antonio, TX – The Ten Eleven
Nov. 5th  Baton Rouge, LA – House
Nov. 7th  New Orleans, LA – Te Te’s Bar w/ Inquisition
Nov. 8th  Columbia, MO – TBA
Nov. 9th Chicago – The Empty Bottle w/ Swan King and Hunters
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WORMROT NYC CONCERT FOOTAGE AND FULL AUDIO NOW STREAMING

October 21st, 2010
by EvilG

Singaporean underground grind act, WORMROT recently completed their 1st tour of North America. If you want to relive it or weren’t able to see the band’s absolutely killer live show at your closest club, performance space or abandoned party supply store, Metal Injection has exactly what you’re looking for.

The Metal Injection crew braved the tight spaces and absolutely insane pits of WORMROT‘s show at Archeron in Brooklyn, NY last month to deliver raw, up close footage of the band grinding it out at what they said was one of their favorite shows of the tour. Start by watching “Intro” here: http://www.metalinjection.net/tv/view/5857/wormrot-intro-live-15

In addition, Metal Injection has an exclusive audio stream of the FULL show available for your listening pleasure. Check it out here: http://www.metalinjection.net/av/wormrot-exclusive-free-download-entire-set-brooklyn-show

As Mike Hill of TOMBS tour managed WORMROT on their North American tour, he collected his thoughts and wrote about moments that give an inside look on the rigors of having to lead a band new to the country through unexpected and often difficult circumstances. With Invisible Oranges calling Mike “one of the finest bloggers today” it is only natural that he share his thoughts with the world. Read them here: http://everythingwentblack.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/135/

As Singapore’s underground grind sensations, WORMROT were steadily touring North America for the first time, they blogged about their experiences for the seminal extreme music resource, Invisible Oranges.  Read WORMROT‘s 3rd tour blog here: http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2010/10/wormrot-us-tour-diary-pt-3/

WORMROT‘s debut album, ABUSE, is available now worldwide featuring 23 tracks of pure grindcore. Get the album now in North America along with several exclusive mercy and vinyl combos at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_733.

ABUSE
is also available now on iTunes with 34 (yes, 34!) bonus tracks: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/abuse/id363581828

Keep up-to-date with all WORMROT news and info at:
MySpacehttp://www.myspace.com/wormrotgrind
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Wormrot/237638635639
Twitterhttp://twitter.com/Wormrot

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NARNIA Announce Final Concerts In Germany And Mexico

October 21st, 2010
by EvilG

Sweden’s NARNIA have issued the following statement from C.J. Grimmark (guitars/keyboards):

“We are pleased to announce that we will do, not only one but TWO final appearances before the band will finally be put to sleep.

These two occations have been carefully chosen among the many wonderful audiences and fantastic concert promoters that we have met during the years.

On November 20th we’re excited and blessed to once again travel to Mexico City and headline the Together For The Revolution festival along with the great bands ROB ROCK, BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE and DEBORAH.

The great Grand Finale will take place at the Christmas Rocknight festival in Ennepetal, Germany. We have had the pleasure and honour to enter the stage of Haus Ennepetal several times before since the late 90s on the festivals Christmas Rocknight, Fishcore and Legends Of Rock. We value the loyalty of the audience and the promoter Detlev Westermann highly and we are happy to end our journey at this particular event.

We really hope to see each and everyone of you who is able to make it to these two VERY special concerts.”

More on Narnia at this location.

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VH1 CLASSIC’S ORIGINAL HIT SERIES “THAT METAL SHOW” Episodes Featuring Philip Anselmo, Chuck Billy and More

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

VH1 CLASSIC’S original HIT SERIES “THAT METAL SHOW” IS BACK for A SIXTH season COMPLETE WITH A HEAVY ROSTER OF ROck ICONS

“That Metal Show” Premieres With a Tribute to Ronnie James Dio
Saturday, October 16 at 11PM *

New Episodes of “Behind The Music Remastered” Air Saturday, October 16 at 9PM*

New York, NY— October 04, 2010 – VH1 Classic, the ultimate destination for rock and metal, is giving fans the opportunity to catch their favorite musicians every Saturday night during “ROCKTOBER” beginning Saturday, October 16 at 9 PM* with all new episodes of “Behind The Music: Remasterd” and the new sixth season of “That Metal Show.”

“Behind the Music Remastered” premieres Saturday, October 16 at 9PM*
VH1’s Emmy Award-nominated and critically acclaimed series “Behind The Music,” returns to continue some of the rock world’s most iconic stories. Starting October 16 at 9 PM*, VH1 Classic will air nine new one-hour episodes of “Behind the Music Remastered” featuring some of classic rocks’ seminal artists and bands.  Picking up where the original “Behind the Music” episode left off, VH1 Classic will air brand new interviews, footage, and video clips that update the stories of several classic artists over the last 10 to 15 years. Each episode premieres at 9PM*. Complete lineup below.

10/16 – Poison
10/23 – Leif Garrett
10/30 – Alice Cooper
11/06 – Boy George
11/13 – Hall & Oates
11/20 – Duran Duran
11/27 – Lynyrd Skynyrd
12/04 –   Fleetwood Mac
12/11 – Green Day

“That Metal Show” Season Six Premieres Saturday, October 16 at 11PM*
Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine are back and ready to rock out on season six of the VH1 Classic hit original series “That Metal Show” on Saturday, October 16 at 11PM*. “That Metal Show” is bigger and badder than ever, with a new one-hour format, giving viewers more time to get up close and personal with their favorite metal artists. The season kicks off with a special episode tribute to Ronnie James Dio; his family and friends will stop by to share great memories about the rock legend’s life and music.  The season continues with a stellar line-up of metal guests. Each episode premieres at 11PM*.  Complete lineup below.

10/16 – Ronnie Dio Tribute (featuring Geezer Butler, Tom Morello, Vinny Appice, Simon Wright, Wendy Dio, and 3rd time guest Rob Halford)

10/23 – Michael Anthony (Van Halen / Chickenfoot), Carrie Keagan and Kip Winger

10/30 – Philip Anselmo (Pantera / Down) and Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth Band, Mr. Big)

11/06 – Phil Collen (Def Leppard) and Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot)

11/13 – Tesla (Jeff Keith and Frank Hannon) and Testament (Chuck Billy)

11/20 – Bill Ward (Black Sabbath) and Danzig

11/27 – Jason Bonham and Rikki Rockett (Poison)

12/04 – Slash and Myles Kennedy (Slash’s singer)

12/11 – Scrap Metal

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HAVOK: Denver Thrash Titans To Kick Off US Tour Today

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

Denver, Colorado thrash titans HAVOK will kick off their fall US tour today at the White Rabbit in San Antonio, Texas. The band’s latest jaunt will wind through over two weeks worth of dates before drawing to a close in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The band will be joined by Wretched and Armed For The Apocalypse. View tour poster HERE.

Formed in 2004, HAVOK released their debut full-length, Burn, via Candlelight Records last year. Said MetalSucks of the 12-track long player, “A little more technical, a little proggier, a little more epic, and a helluva lot catchier than the stuff their peers are playing…while every song on the album is guaranteed to give you roadburn, the songs are also dynamic, giving the album excellent replay value.” Added MetalReview: “It’s pretty simple. HAVOK‘s chops are top-notch, and their creative-within-borders style of songwriting sidesteps the beer-bonged and bong-toked dufus thrash metal. That stuff gets cranked out at an alarming rate. This stuff right here doesn’t get cranked out enough.” Blabbermouth gave the record an 8/10 rating saying, “..add it to your list of ‘Essential Thrash Albums of 2009,'” while AngryMetalGuy.com noted bluntly: “The riffing on Burn is fucking killer.

HAVOK Fall 2010 Tour w/ Wretched, Armed For The Apocalypse

10/20/2010 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
10/21/2010 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
10/22/2010 The Compound – Albuquerque, NM
10/23/2010 Dv8 – Tucson, AZ
10/25/2010 The Farm – Las Vegas, NV
10/27/2010 Knickerbockers – Lincoln, NE
10/28/2010 Nestor Tavern – Fargo, ND
10/29/2010 Rocks Bar – St. Cloud, MN
10/30/2010 Warehouse – La Crosse, WI
11/02/2010 The Space – St. Paul, MN
11/03/2010 Bar 3 – Rockford, IL
11/04/2010 The Vault – Bay City, MI
11/05/2010 Carriage House – Louisville, OH
11/06/2010 Underground – Sandusky, OH
11/07/2010 The Silo – Reading, PA
11/10/2010 Championships – Trenton, NJ
11/11/2010 Bourbon St. – Baltimore, MD
11/12/2010 Hooligans – Jacksonville, NC

http://www.myspace.com/havok

http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com/

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AS THEY SLEEP EXPLAINS MEANING BEHIND SOLID STATE DEBUT, ANNOUNCES DECEMBER TOUR

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

DETROIT, MI – Aaron Bridgewater, vocalist for Detroit’s emerging technical death metal act, As They Sleep, has posted a blog update explaining the concept behind the band’s forthcoming full-length, and Solid State Records debut, Dynasty.  The blog post can be viewed on Solid State’s official website at: http://www.solidstaterecords.com/artists/287/As_They_Sleep/blog/271/, providing insight behind the complex record’s focus on the rise and fall of various empires throughout history.

Dynasty is slated to hit stores on November 22nd, and delivers a package of brutally heavy and savagely technical death metal, tied together with the help of powerhouse audio wizard, Jason Suecof (All That Remains, Chimaira, Demon Hunter).

The new record can be pre-ordered now at: http://www.zambooie.com/solidstate/detail.tpl?sku=SSRCD26491&cart=128534586119100.  A special Dynasty CD/t-shirt combo can also be pre-ordered at: http://www.zambooie.com/solidstate/detail.tpl?sku=SSRCOMBO26491&.

The track list for Dynasty is…

1. Oracle of the Dead

2. To the Republic

3. The Third Reich

4. Bedlam at the Nile

5. The Darkest Ages

6. Ritual

7. The Offering

8. Attila

9. Poseidon

10. God of War

11. The Unseen

As They Sleep will support their sophomore effort on the road this December on the “Solid State Records: A Very Metal Christmas Tour”, alongside label-mates Living Sacrifice, The Showdown, Becoming the Archetype, and To Speak of Wolves.

A new song from Dynasty, “Oracle of the Dead” is currently streaming on the band’s official MySpace page at: www.myspace.com/astheysleep.

“Solid State Records: A Very Metal Christmas Tour”…

Dec 2 – Yucca Valley, CA @ Joshua Springs Chapel

Dec 3 – Ventura, CA @ Paradigm

Dec 4 – Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater

Dec 5 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

Dec 6 – Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe

Dec 7 – Mesa, AZ @ The Underground

Dec 8 – Albuquerque, NM @ Tramway Community

Dec 10 – Dallas, TX @ The Door

Dec 11 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory

Dec 12 – Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music

As They Sleep online… 
www.myspace.com/astheysleep

www.facebook.com/pages/As-They-Sleep/36666539944

www.solidstaterecords.com

www.hailsandhorns.com/interview/as-they-sleep-interview-with-aaron-bridgewater/

As They Sleep is…

Aaron Bridgewater – Vocals

Nick Morris – Guitar

Barry Gomez – Guitar

Derek Kosiba – Bass

Tony Lukitsh – Drums

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DISKREET: Debut Album Out Next Week; Record Release Massacre Confirmed

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

Hailed as ‘The Best New Band in Death Metal’ by Kerrang!, Topeka’s death dealers DISKREET return with their full-length debut, Engage The Mechanicality.   To see North American release this October 26th on Siege Of Amida Records via Candlelight USA, the eagerly anticipated 11-track assault is arguably one of the most technically brutal albums to emerge this year. Engage The Mechanicality takes every pulverizing aspect of the band’s 2007 Infernal Rise EP to a higher level of intensity. From face-melting drumming, to furious fretwork, and inhuman barks and bellows, this is an album that shows no mercy.   Produced by the band, Engage the Mechanicalty was mixed by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage), and bears album artwork is courtesy of Par Ollofsson (Cult Of Luna, Psycroptic, Severed Savior).

Engage The Mechanicality Track Listing:
01. Engage (Intro)
02. Valley Of Kings
03. Serpents Tongue
04. Spinal Cord Collection
05. Bishop of War
06. The Fall of Mankind
07. We Are Legion
08. Human Harvest
09. Pawning the Sanctuary
10. Graves
11. Haunt Of Fear

To celebrate the release of Engage The Mechanicality, DISKREET have dubbed their appearance at the Hammerween 2010 costume and metal gathering at the massive Beaumont Club in Kansas City, Missouri on October 30th as the official release party for the album. The band will throw down in the 1200-capacity club alongside several other heavy-hitters including the headlining Hammerlord (features ex/current members of The Esoteric, Nodes of Ranvier, The Blinding Light).  

DISKREET Record Release Show:
10/30/2010 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO w/ Hammerlord, Troglodyte, more

Check out the album art, record release flyer, live footage and more at this location.   More updates on DISKREET activities will be announced through the new year.

http://www.myspace.com/diskreet
http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com
http://www.siegeofamida.net

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Almah Guitarist Paulo Schroeber Launches Website

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG
Almah guitarist Paulo Schroeber

Almah guitarist Paulo Schroeber

Almah’s guitarist Paulo Schroeber has launched a new official website

Paulo Schroeber,  guitarist virtuoso from the bands Almah, Astafix and Hammer 67 launches his Official Website in English.

Check out the following link http://www.pauloschroeber.com/ to get actual news, biography, interviews, photos, videos, links, tour dates, equipment and all the most important details of Paulo Schroeber’s career, especially regarding the release of his solo album and his upcoming DVD with Almah riffs and solos.

Video teaser of the upcoming DVD with Almah riffs and solos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUadObiomCM

Also are available :
Myspace http://www.myspace.com/pauloschroeber
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/PauloSchroeber
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001583595948
Official Blog http://pshroebereurope.blogspot.com/
Official Blog (French) http://pschroeberfrance.blogspot.com/
Twitter http://twitter.com/PSchroeber

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DIMMU BORGIR’S ABRAHADABRA DEBUTS ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

Dimmu Borgir

Dimmu Borgir

ABRAHADABRA, the new album by Norway’s symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR, has sold over 9,428 copies in the U.S. since its October 12th release last week and has debuted at #42 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #5 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #6 on the Independent Current Albums chart.  ABRAHADABRA also debuted at #4 on the Top Rock albums and #30 Top Albums charts at iTunes (U.S.) the day of its release.  In Canada, the album debuted at #4 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Hard Albums chart.

Physical versions of ABRAHADABRA include a coupon good for 2€ /$2 off any band merchandise redeemable at any upcoming DIMMU BORGIR show.

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

The video for the track “Gateways” can be viewed on the DIMMU BORGIR YouTube channel.

Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here.

Read the Romerikes Blad feature on DIMMU BORGIR here (translated from Norwegian).  Additional live & behind-the-scenes photos are available for viewing here.

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

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Shoot New Video For “A Prophecy,” Post Video Stills Online and Check In From The All That Remains Tour

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

One of the hottest new bands to storm onto the metalcore scene in years is undoubtedly ASKING ALEXANDRIA, a UK sensation that is now currently making major waves throughout the world. This is easily the UK’s most notable metal export of the decade and they have captured the hearts of the youth with their overly energetic and entertaining live performances.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA just filmed a video for their track “A Prophecy” with acclaimed director Robby Starbuck (August Burns Red, Silverstein) and head over now to www.myspace.com/askingalexandria now to check out some of the stellar live action shots. Look for the video to surface sometime next month.

The group kicked off a massive North American tour as direct support to All That Remains this past week, which runs through Nov. 14th. If you haven’t witnessed a live ASKING ALEXANDRIA show then you are truly missing out on what is unquestionably one of the most intense and physical live events that will surely leave you begging for more. Either see below or visit the band’s MySpace page to view their complete touring itinerary.

A very candid interview with Ben Bruce (guitars) and the Gun Shy Assassin can be viewed at the link below. If you ever wanted an honest look into the madness that takes place on the road then this interview is a must read.
http://gunshyassassin.com/2010/10/19/asking-alexandria-the-gun-shy-interview/

Bruce checks in from tour with the following report: “From 6PM through until 6AM the following morning. One of the most grueling and punishing 12 hours of my life. The video shoot for ‘A Prophecy’ tested our physical and mental stability. We shot the video in the backroads of downtown LA. Rain machines, fire, cold weather and freezing water conditions in strangers pools were just some of the things we had to endure through out the video shoot. We were all very sick whilst shooting this due to the extreme conditions we were asked to perform in. Blisters on our feet, growling, empty stomachs and lots of make up and hairspray that spent less time where it was intended draining into our mouths due to the rain, but it was all worth going through. The video shoot was quite the experience, and we can’t wait to show the world how it has come out.
So far the tour has been amazing. Its such an honor to be sharing the stage with All That Remains. We are all huge fans of the band, and it’s been a great time getting to know them and watch them perform every night. This tour is a really great opportunity for us as we are getting the chance to perform infront of alot of new people who wouldn’t necessarily come to our shows. I’m sure it’s going to be amazing the whole way through, so hopefully you can make it out.”
ASKING ALEXANDRIA fans rejoice as a new release, Stand Up And Scream (Stepped Up And Scratched), is now set for a Dec. release. This is essentially a remixed, dub step version of their debut album. New artwork and packaging will also be a part of this release and released online over the coming weeks.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA’s highly acclaimed debut offering, Stand Up and Scream, quickly caught everyone’s attention as they combined hardcore music with European Trance, soft catchy melodies and a sound more mature than just your average play by numbers hardcore outfit. This was just the refreshing new sound that people have been waiting for.
ASKING ALEXANDRIA – Fall Touring Schedule W/ALL THAT REMAINS
10/21/10 Farmington, NM @Gators w/ BORN OF OSIRIS

10/22/10 ALBUQUERQUE, NM @SUNSHINE THEATRE

10/23/10 Lubbock, TX @Cactus Courtyard

10/24/10 Corpus Christi, TX@House of Rock

10/25/10 AUSTIN, TX @EMO’S

10/26/10 HOUSTON, TX @WAREHOUSE LIVE

10/27/10 DALLAS, TX @THE PALLADIUM SHOWROOM

10/28/10 Memphis, TN @New Daisy Theatre

10/29/10 ATLANTA, GA @THE MASQUERADE

10/30/10 ORLANDO, FL @THE CLUB AT FIRESTONE

10/31/10 CHARLOTTE, NC @AMOS’ SOUTHEND

11/01/10 Raleigh, NC @Lincoln Theatre

11/03/10 Norfolk, VA @The Norva

11/04/10 Baltimore, MD @Rams Head Live

11/05/10 Philadelphia, PA @The Trocadero

11/06/10 HARTFORD, CT @WEBSTER THEATRE

11/08/10 Syracuse, NY@The Lost Horizon

11/09/10 Toronto, ON @Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/10/10 Albany, NY @Northern Lights

11/11/10 New York, NY@ Best Buy Theater

11/12/10 Columbus, OH @Newport Music Hall
11/13/10 Detroit, MI @The Majestic Theatre

11/14/10 Chicago, IL @Metro

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