SATURNUS – New Lineup/Band Photo; Seeking a new Record Label

March 21st, 2011
by EvilG

Saturnus - New Band Photo 2011

Saturnus - New Band Photo 2011

SATURNUS(Denmark) – One of the most inspiring and widely recognised names in the melancholic doom metal genre started way back in 1991. Since then they have released 3 albums and an ep. A slow output some might think but with each one standing beside itself as a monumental release of emotional and crashing doom metal,one cannot judge or cast a weary eye. The band have just finished a short tour behind the iron curtain which brought them to Moldova, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. which they put it themselves as ” exceeding well and above  all our expectations with full houses everywhere “.

Some words from Thomas, Vocals:

“Saturnus has been through a major transition due to a necessary line-up change arising from different views on how things needed to be run. This put the brakes on the bands progression for so long that eventually something had to break or otherwise we would inevitably have split up.

We love playing live whenever we can and right now we want to do it more than ever to follow on and raise our profile once again to echo the success of our last album ‘Veronica Decides to Die’ and previous efforts.

The new line-up is just perfect. All the things I (Thomas) have been looking for in musicians has been delivered perfectly; the creativity, the lust for playing live, the understanding of the universe of  Saturnus and the way to compose is just perfect.

I could not wish for better.”


Leaving Firebox Records was necessary for Saturnus and even with 1 contractual album left to be fulfilled, both parties amicably decided to annul the contract we had and go our separate ways.

So now the future lies open for Saturnus. We need a record label to fully get the ship back out to sea again, and believe me we are hungry like never before.”

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Demo Recording Info

Produced by Jon/Starstruck Studios & Saturnus.

Recorded at Starstruck Studios & Rehearsal Room between Oct 2010 – Feb 2011.

Mixing/Mastering by Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica, Morbid Angel, Blind Guardian,etc.) at Sweet Silence  NV.
All Music & Lyrics by Saturnus.

Tracks

1:The Litany Of Rain 2:A Father’s Providence   3:Wind Torn  4:Between (working title).
You can check out a live version of Wind Torn here, recorded at the 2009 Madrid is The Dark Festival.

Discography:
Paradise Belongs to You (1996) Euphonious Records
For the Loveless Lonely Nights MCD (1998) Euphonious Records
Martyre (2000) Euphonious Records
Veronika Decides to Die (2006) Firebox Records

http://www.myspace.com/saturnus

 

 

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ZAKK WYLDE – Black Label Society, ex-Ozzy Osbourne

March 21st, 2011
by Marko Syrjala

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ZAKK WYLDE

INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

Guitar virtuoso Zakk Wylde is best known about his long stint in support of former Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne and leading his own band Black Label Society which recently released its 8th studio album ORDER OF THE BLACK. Wylde has gone through many changes during the last two years. His long term run as Osbourne’s guitarist came to an end and he also faced serious health problems in 2009 when he was suddenly hospitalized due to blood cuts. Fortunately, everything seems to be fine in Wylde’s camp now.  His health problems are long gone and ORDER OF BLACK is becoming their most successful release to date. Black Label Society’s new tour reached Finland in early March and in Helsinki we had a pleasure to speak with the man himself and hear all the latest news from Wylde’s world. Read on!

 

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NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen has issued the following studio update

March 19th, 2011
by EvilG

“Petrax Studio, March 2011

 

A week or so ago I felt the Curse of the Mummy was cast upon us. The vocal recordings were set to begin on Monday, March 7th but Anette (Olzon; vocals) fell at her home just a few days before that and broke her rib. Thinking positive, luckily just that, from the sound of it it could’ve been much worse. So now she just needs to rest and heal well before we continue, the new vocal recording date set to the beginning of April. We’ll take our time and do nothing half-way at this point.

 

So we called Marco to enter the studio for a couple of days before he left for winter holidays with his family. We figured we need to make the best of the booked studio time anyway. The first thing he told me on Tuesday was that he’d slipped on his front porch and hurt his rib, not sure if he’ll be able to sing. At the same time Mikko (Karmila, the recording engineer) was lying in bed, sick to the core.

 

On Wednesday Marco was still hurting, Anette hadn’t improved at all, Mikko was still sick in bed and Tero (Kinnunen, the other recording engineer) was run over by a horse and a cart (!)

 

There was three more weeks of studio time left and I was alone sipping some Shiraz by the studio’s mixing console trying to come up with a counter – spell to put the poor mummy’s soul to rest.

 

Now, a week later things are looking much brighter. Marco was actually able to sing a couple of tracks thanks to Mr. Burana, Tero hurt his pride worse than his body, Mikko is back from the dead, and I just heard Anette was able to go outside for the first time in two weeks. Wonderful news! I also got all my keyboard, piano & hammond – parts recorded, we got majority of the soundscapes a’la Mr. Jussi Tegelman put in place and Mikko already started the editing process. So no studio time wasted after all.

 

Now it’s all about waiting for Anette to get well, getting Marco to record the rest of his vocals, and flying Troy over to record his pipes and show us some of his legendary magic.

 

In the meanwhile, a beautiful springtime to everyone. I’ll write more soon.”

 

 

Nightwish announced that the very first show for their Imaginarium World Tour will take place at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA, on Saturday, January 21st, 2012. This will be the biggest Nightwish show production ever on North American soil and strictly a one-off – there will be no US tour until later in 2012.

 

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ANVIL’s Lips Message To Japanese Fans ” I wish you all the very best and hope for your safety”

March 19th, 2011
by EvilG
Anvil - Juggernaut Of Justice

Anvil - Juggernaut Of Justice

Lips, the frontman Toronto-based metal legends ANVIL, has issued the following message to the band’s Japanese fans via Facebook:

“Just like to say I’m sending my regards to my dear friends and fans in Japan. I wish you all the very best and hope for your safety. Japan is a place of pure determination and is the most highly motivated society in the world. You shall prevail…”

Check out Anvil’s official Facebook page here.

 

Anvil will release their new album, Juggernaut Of Justice, on May 10th via The End Records. The album was recorded at Dave Grohl’s (NIRVANA, FOO FIGHTERS) Studio 606 in Northridge, California with famed producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, AIRBOURNE, ALICE COOPER).

 

Juggernaut Of Justice features the following tracklisting:

 

‘Juggernaut Of Justice’

‘When Hell Breaks Loose’

‘New Orleans Voodoo’

‘On Fire’

‘FukenEh!’

‘Turn It Up’

‘This Ride’

‘Not Afraid’

‘Conspiracy’

‘Running’

‘Paranormal’

‘Swing Thing’

 

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.

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

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DON JAMIESON to release “Live and Hilarious” April 26th, 2011

March 19th, 2011
by EvilG

New audio clip from the album and an interview with Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel available

Agoura Hills, CA – March 18th, 2011 – Comedian Don Jamieson is set to release his debut album, Live and Hilarious, on April 26th, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded at Bar Anticipation (or “Bar A”, as we’ve been told it’s referred to as over in Jersey) on January 30th, 2011 in front of a room packed full of comedy and metal fans. The show was a resounding success and will set the bar high for Metal Blade Records’ first EVER stand-up comedy release! The album’s title is a parody of Live and Dangerous, the classic Thin Lizzy album and Don Jamieson’s name/logo has been transformed into a Thin Lizzy-esque logo, which will be seen on the disc and on a new t-shirt available on Metal Blade’s webstore, powered by Indiemerch. Live and Hilarious is available for pre-order and a clip from the album, Metal, Music, Masturbation, can be heard now at metalblade.com/donjamieson!

 

Don Jamieson chatted with Metal Blade TV earlier this year to talk about his record deal with CEO Brian Slagel. The video can now be seen on metalblade.tv and Don Jamieson’s official youtube channel HERE.

 

In other news, That Metal Show launches its new season this weekend on VH1 Classic. The first episode airs on Saturday, March 19th at 11pm EST and features none other than Metallica’s Kirk Hammett! That Metal Show is hosted by radio DJ and metal personality Eddie Trunk, alongside comedians Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson. For more information, head over to VH1.com.

 

“He’s a sarcastic, caustic rib-splitter who can wind up any audience and splatter them hysterically” – The Village Voice

 

Amongst his many accomplishments, comedian Don Jamieson’s proudest moment is becoming an “Emmy Award-Winner” for his work on HBO’s Inside the NFL. Don and long-time comedy partner, Jim Florentine, lent their brand of humor to the popular sports show; writing, producing and performing sports-themed comedy sketches.

 

The two have also collaborated on the hidden-camera DVD and Comedy Central web series, “Meet the Creeps” as well as a series of prank call CD’s, “Terrorizing Telemarketers,” which get a lot of airplay on the Howard Stern Radio Show. He is also a joke writer for the country’s best celebrity roaster, Lisa Lampanelli and has lent his voice to MTV2’s Crank Yankers.

 

Don’s stand-up act brings his everyday take on life, the hip, the cool and the tragically sublime into the spotlight. Besides performing at clubs in New York City, Don tears it up at clubs and theatres all over the country. For the last four years, he has been the regular opener for Andrew Dice Clay. His reputation as one of New York City’s top comics was cemented when he was asked to perform live on ABC’s Good Morning America. Don has also appeared as a guest on Joy Behar’s show on CNN HLN.

 

Don started his career as one of the young and talented comedy minds at MTV helping to launch the careers of comics like Jon Stewart, Kevin James, Pauly Shore (sorry) and Tom Green, but unbeknownst to many, Don was spending his nights on the local comedy scene developing his own comic style.

 

Making the transition from comedian to television host isn’t easy for most. Don has hosted his own series, OLN’s “Beach Ambush,” and is currently in production for the SEVENTH season of VH1 Classic’s, “That Metal Show.”

 

Enter 2010: Don Jamieson inked a deal with legendary metal label Metal Blade Records to release the comedian’s debut stand-up comedy album. The album, titled Live and Hilarious, was filmed during Don’s performance at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como, NJ on January 30 and will be released in 2011. When asked about why he chose Jersey as the location for his performance for the upcoming stand-up album, Don had this to say; “I’m a Jersey boy and there’s nowhere better to record my first ever live comedy CD than good old Dirty Jerzy! Malls, mullets and metal!!”

 

Follow Don Jamieson at the following locations:

www.donjamieson.com

www.metalblade.com/donjamieson

www.youtube.com/donjamiesonofficial

www.myspace.com/donjamieson

www.facebook.com/donjamieson2

www.twitter.com/realdonjamieson

www.facebook.com/donjamiesonofficial

 

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Reissue Of Old Waind’s “Where The Snows Are Never Gone” Out Today On Negative Existence

March 19th, 2011
by EvilG

Originally recorded and released in 1997 OLD WAINDS’ Where the Snows are Never Gone features eight blistering tracks of absolutely heavy and ruthless Nordic black metal. Fourteen years later, Negative Existence is proud to make this highly sought-after classic available to a new generation of metal fans. Apochs.net is currently streaming two tracks from the release – “Gods Gazing from Beyond” and “Cold Mourning of the Pale Moon” at the following location: www.apochs.net/Exclusive/OldWainds.html. If you like what you hear (and why the hell wouldn’t you?), cruise over to www.negative-existence.com to order your copy.

The music on Where the Snows are Never Gone can be described as unholy Nordic Metal comparable to early MAYHEM, BURZUM, ENSLAVED, DARKTHRONE, BATHORY with an added touch of old school Death/Thrash. This seminal cold creation from the most powerful Black Metal formation in Northern Russia forever etched the name of OLD WAINDS in the black book of black metal.

1. Unholy Nordland Fire

2. Winter Warriors

3. Gods Gazing From Beyond

4. Eternal Wanderer of Winter Nights

5. Where the Snows Are Never Gone…

6. At the Gates of Frosty Mountains

7. Guardians of the Icy Kingdom

8. Cold Mourning of the Pale Moon

 

www.myspace.com/oldwainds – (not official site)

www.negative-existence.com

 

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RISE ABOVE FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL

March 19th, 2011
by EvilG

WORCESTER, MA – Rise Above Foundation is collaborating with the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival (NEMHF) inWorcester next month in their efforts to provide Massachusetts children in foster care with enriching activities, opportunities, and experiences.

 

The Central Mass.-based nonprofit Rise Above has partnered with NEMHF to offer opportunities to share with festival goers more about the organization and to build community support.  Rise Above’s presence on festival promotions and at the festival itself, slated for April 14-16 at the Palladium, will also be a chance for Rise Above to raise awareness and funds through exclusive merchandise available at the event.

 

“There are almost 10,000 kids in foster care here in Massachusetts.  We want to inspire them to look beyond their current situation and allow them to put their worries aside and enjoy life as a kid,” says Rise Above co-founder Wade Sulzman. “Our partnership with NEMHF is valuable way for us to get the word out about what Rise Above is all about.”

 

In addition, NEMHF has generously donated tickets to the festival for area foster children. For more information about tickets for foster children to NEMHC, please visit Rise Above’s website at www.weriseabove.org.

 

Above Rise Above

Founded in 2009, Rise Above is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established to respond to the growing need to give youth in foster care opportunities that will give them a sense of normalcy, provide comfort, and build self-esteem. By funding individual wishes for requests like prom expenses, soccer registration, and clarinet lessons, Rise Above strives to provide positive experiences for foster children.  Learn more at www.weriseabove.org.

 

About the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Thursday, April14 through Saturday, April 16 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.  The Festival features dozens of bands each day of the 3-day, all-ages event. For more information, including ticket information, log on to www.metalandhardcorefestival.com.

 

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Former DIO Members To Tour Europe With TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS, TOBY JEPSON As DIO DISCIPLES

March 19th, 2011
by EvilG

Ronnie James DioFormer DIO members Rudy Sarzo (bass), Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) will be joining forces with singers Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and Toby Jepson (FASTWAY, LITTLE ANGELS, GUN) for a number of shows in Europe under the name DIO DISCIPLES.

 

Ronnie James Dio’s widow and manager Wendy remarked: “There will never be another Ronnie, but we want to keep his music alive and hope you will support the band and become one of the DIO DISCIPLES. We will post the UK/European tour dates as they are confirmed, and we are planning some US dates also. Hope to see you at one of the shows.”

 

A Ronnie James Dio tribute album is in the works by Dio’s widow Wendy according to a new interview by Noisecreep’s Steve Baltin.

 

“It probably won’t come out this year, but everybody signed up,” Dio told Noisecreep.

 

So, who’s signed on thus far? “Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Glenn Hughes, Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS), Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD),” she said, adding Grohl will do the Black Sabbath hit ‘Mob Rules,’ and Halford will be taking on ‘Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll.’ And artists keep coming on. “I just talked to ALICE (COOPER), roped Alice in and SEBASTIAN (BACH) and Chris (Jericho),” she said, referring to fellow attendees at the Golden Gods press conference. And Cooper already has a song in mind, going back to the Elf days, according to Wendy.

 

Read the entire interview at Noisecreep.

 

Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography Of Ronnie James Dio, the revealing memoir of the heavy metal master, will be published in the spring of 2012 via MTV Books.

An excerpt from a press release reads: “with nearly five decades of worldwide success and album sales in the tens of millions as the front man of ELF, RAINBOW, DIO, BLACK SABBATH, and, most recently, HEAVEN & HELL, Ronnie James Dio grabbed the mic, took the stage, and led a movement whose influence resonates to this day. In Rainbow In The Dark, Dio himself will introduce the reader to this incredible life and the over 50 photographs included will provide readers with an unprecedented all-access pass to the rock concert of a lifetime.”

 

 

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BLACKGUARD Release Music Video for Firefight

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

What more can you ask for in a metal video than fire, apocalyptic warfare, speakers stacked to the ceiling, and more shredding than you’ll know what to do with? Nothing? Then you are in for a treat with Blackguard’s new video for ‘Firefight’. The Canadian metal lords (and lady) have released the video for the title track off the hugely anticipated album Firefight, out March 29th on Victory Records.

Blackguard

Blackguard

For more information on Blackguard visit:

http://www.victoryrecords.com/artists/blackguard

http://victoryrecords.com/merch/blackguard

http://www.myspace.com/blackguard

 

Check out Blackguard’s latest album FIREFIGHT. FIREFIGHT is available to order today at http://www.VictoryRecords.com.

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WUTHERING HEIGHTS On Hold Due To Illness

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG
Erik Ravn

Erik Ravn

Mainman Erik Ravn from Danish symphonic metallers WUTHERING HEIGHTS has issued the following update:

 

“As some of you know, the reason for the current inactivity of Wuthering Heights is my bad health. For more than a year I have suffered from serious back pain. I have had surgery twice, but so far my condition has not improved. My situation leaves me no energy for creative production. Also, as I am currently unable to hold a day job, I have no financial basis for the recording or performing of my music. Therefore I am forced to put Wuthering Heights on hold for the time being.

 

Writing music and playing in a band has been the center of my life for more than twenty years so this is not something I take lightly. I want to be honest with the fans – I don’t want them holding on to false hope for new music from Wuthering Heights in the near future. I would rather everyone be pleasantly surprised when we (hopefully) do something again further down the line.

 

You will still be able to contact the band via our website and email address, courtesy of Intromental Management.

 

Finally, let me take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the amazing rollercoaster ride that has been the history of Wuthering Heights – most importantly our fans, without whom none of this would matter anyway.”

 

Wuthering Heights - Salt (One of the best releases from 2010!)

Wuthering Heights - Salt (One of the best releases from 2010!)

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WOODS OF YPRES FRONTMAN DISCUSSES THE WRITING OF ‘WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM’ – PART 2

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM, the latest album from Canadian blackened doom merchants WOODS OF YPRES, has just been released in Europe and is due to hit North America on Tuesday, March 22nd.

WOODS OF YPRES founding member and frontman DAVID GOLD recently took some time to discuss the writing process for the album.  Read part 2 below:

“A year from the day I arrived back in Canada, July 2009, we were in the studio with a new band, two tours already behind us, and we were recording W4: The Green Album.  By the fall and another tour later, we were signed to Earache Records.  Now, March 2011, The Green Album gets a worldwide release, less than two years since we started writing it and less than four years since I first said ‘fuck it all’ and moved to Seoul.  What can I say?  The plan?  It was just so crazy that it worked!

“The Green Album was certainly the only album I knew how to write as it was the only thing still preoccupying what was left of my heart and brain at the time and I’m thankful that something good could come of it all, after all.  The 16 songs of the album tell the story through the stages of such a journey that inevitably gets a whole lot worse before it gets any better.  What starts with total life-changing devastation ends with the arrival of spring again and the promise of summer.  If nothing else at all, at the time, it was enough.

“W4: The Green Album was certainly an inspired creation and has more reason to exist than anything else we’d ever written to date.  It wasn’t just more music for music’s sake, but literally life and death, to me.  That album is honest, about something real and based on true events.  At nearly 80 minutes of music ranging from gothic doom, post-rock, sludge, prog and forest metal, listen, take what you like and leave the rest.

“These have been a rather painful four years for a lot of people.  If you’ve recently felt your world shift and experienced change against your will, you’ll likely relate to W4: The Green Album.  Four years later, acceptance is hope for the rest of the journey, for we’ve found that the journey does continue after all.  Grieve the loss of everything you once loved but always keep moving forward.  Drag that weight!”

Read part 1 at http://j.mp/eX0msA

WOODS OF YPRES are currently on tour in North America in support of WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM.  Catch the band live at the following remaining shows:

March 18 – St. John, NB @ SunStar Lounge
March 19 – Halifax, NS @ Coconut Grove
March 20 – Moncton, NB @ The Manhattan Bar
March 21 – Fredericton, NB @ The Capital Complex

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/WOYtour.jpg

WOODS OF YPRES recently released a new music video, for the track “I Was Buried In Mount Pleasant Cemetery”.  Watch the video athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9TvcAMENJE

WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM is out now in Europe on CD and will be available soon on limited edition coloured vinyl.  Get the CD now in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_758

Pre-order WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_745

WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM is available now worldwide on iTunes.  Get the album at http://itunes.apple.com/album/woods-4-the-green-album/id408538564

Get more WOODS OF YPRES news and info at:

Official site – http://www.woodsofypres.ca
MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/woodsofypres
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/woodsofypres

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NOCTEM: NEW IMAGE AND SIGNING IN 2011

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG
NOCTEM 2011

NOCTEM 2011

Noctem signs with Rising Records for the release of their new album.Mark Daghorn, owner from the label worked as producer for bands like Cradle of filth or Porcupine tree and has in his rooster bands like Trigger the bloodshed, Sarah Jezdebel and Bleed from within, etc.

 

In words of Mark Daghorn, owner of the record company: We are delighted that Noctem have chosen to release their new album on Rising Records worldwide and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with the band.

 

In words of the band: We can proudly say this is a new step to the next level for the Noctem’s career. Mark Daghorn is a great proffesional and is an honor to work with him in this new album for us.

 

More info in www.risingrecords.org and the official websites from the band:

www.noctemofficial.com

www.myspace.com/noctemofficial

 

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IMMORTAL’S DEMONAZ: NEW TRACK FROM DEBUT ALBUM NOW ONLINE

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

The track “All Blackened Sky” from the first solo album by Demonaz – founding member & lyricist of Norway’s IMMORTAL – is now available for streaming online here (and below).

Demonaz - March Of The Norse

Demonaz - March Of The Norse

Demonaz’s solo debut, March Of The Norse, will be available in North America on May 17th.

 

Visit DEMONAZ online at:

www.facebook.com/DEMONAZ

www.myspace.com/DEMONAZ

Twitter

 

 

 

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THE DEVASTATED SIGN WITH CENTURY MEDIA; NEW TRACK ONLINE AND TOUR ANNOUNCED

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

Gross, Grimy, Groove is the best way to describe Southern California’s THE DEVASTATED.

Featuring past members of Impending Doom and Oblige, THE DEVASTATED have been hard at work crafting their first eardrum assault! The band is currently wrapping up tracking with young producer Chris Eck, and mixing later this month with Daniel Castleman at Lambesis Studios in San Diego, CA. Now, Century Media is excited to announce that THE DEVASTATED has inked a worldwide deal with the label and is gearing up to release this dirty, destructive record this summer.

 

THE DEVASTATED states: “We are proud to announce our signing to Century Media Records. The backing and tremendous sense of family is that of which we have always hoped for in a label. We knew almost immediately that this was the perfect fit. We can’t wait to release the record and get out on the road. Expect the unexpected and stay tuned to our facebook page for constant updates.”

 

To get a taste of what THE DEVASTATED is all about, head over to their official Facebook page to hear a rough version of the song “Pseudo Smile Campaign”: www.facebook.com/thedevastated

 

THE DEVASTATED are also set to hit the road with Suicide Silence as part of the Black Dynamite Tour. Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker had the following to say about the band: “The Devastated is the heaviest thing to hit the Earth since the asteroids that killed off the dinosaurs.” Additional support will come from I Declare War and dates can be found below.

 

3/27/11 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Downtown Brew

3/28/11 – Lancaster, CA – Mango Tango

3/29/11 – Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk

3/30/11 – Chico, CA – Senator Theatre

3/31/11 – Reno, NV – The Alley

4/01/11 – Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s Pizza

 

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BONDED BY BLOOD POSTS EUROPEAN TOUR UPDATE

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG
New BONDED BY BLOOD Line-up Pic

BONDED BY BLOOD

Californian thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD are currently on the road in Europe with fellow thrashers LAZARUS A.D. for a co-headlining tour.

The band are tearing their way around 14 countries and have just wrapped up the first leg of the tour in the UK.  The shows are BONDED BY BLOOD’s first appearances in Europe with their new frontman, MAURO GONZALEZ.

BONDED BY BLOOD bassist JERRY GARCIA has posted an update from the road.  An excerpt follows:

“Well it’s been 10 days now since we landed in Europe.  I was excited to return here and do an actual tour this time around!  The tour has been great thus far…  Minus a few bumps on the road here and there.  Luckily everything has been sorted out and we seem to be back in full throttle for the next few weeks.

“Apparently there has been many things going on across the globe in the past week or so; watching footage of the tsunami in Japan was something that I will never, ever forget…  My thoughts go out to the Japanese that were affected by these events.

“I love the UK, it reminds me a lot of the States but with a different atmosphere.  The shows have been pretty great, especially in Leeds and in Glasgow!  Thank you for the good times, UK!

“Tonight is our first night here in Germany.  So far the hospitality has been great and I’m glad to be out of the UK and explore new countries!  Thank you to everyone that has come out to see us over the past 9 days, you guys kick ass!”

Read the full tour blog at http://moreworldsthanone.tumblr.com

Catch BONDED BY BLOOD on tour in Europe with LAZARUS A.D. at the following remaining shows:

Mar. 18 – Zürich, Switzerland – Dynamo
Mar. 19 – Prague, Czech Republic – Modra Vopice
Mar. 20 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
Mar. 21 – Vienna, Austria – 3Raum/Arena
Mar. 22 – Bologna, Italy – Lazzaretto
Mar. 23 – Barcelona, Spain – Mephisto
Mar. 24 – Madrid, Spain – Hebe
Mar. 25 – Paris, France – Paris Extreme
Mar. 26 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27 Black
Mar. 27 – Porto, Portugal – Porto Rio
Mar. 29 – Hamburg, Germany – Headcrush
Mar. 30 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Merleyn
Mar. 31 – Copenhagen, Denmark – The Rock
Apr. 01 – Cologne, Germany – The Underground
Apr. 02 – Bruges, Belgium – JH Comma

View the European tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/bbb_laztour_2011.jpg

Following their European tour, BONDED BY BLOOD will head back out on the road in North America.  See them live at the following shows:

BONDED BY BLOOD w/ HATE
Apr. 17 – Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY

BONDED BY BLOOD w/ SEPULTURA, BELPHEGOR, HATE, KEEP OF KALESSIN, NEURAXIS
Apr. 18 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
Apr. 19 – Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
Apr. 20 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
Apr. 22 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Apr. 23 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Apr. 24 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 25 – The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Apr. 26 – Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
Apr. 27 – The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL
Apr. 28 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Apr. 29 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 01 – Clicks – Tyler, TX
May 02 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
May 03 – Trees – Dallas, TX
May 05 – Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
May 06 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
May 07 – The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ (w/ D.R.I.)
May 08 – Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ (w/ D.R.I.)
May 09 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
May 10 – The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
May 11 – The Grand Ballroom at Regency Center – San Francisco, CA
May 12 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
May 13 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
May 14 – The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
May 16 – Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
May 18 – Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
May 19 – Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL
May 20 – Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
May 21 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
May 22 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

BONDED BY BLOOD w/SEPULTURA, NEVERMORE, HATE, KEEP OF KALESSIN, NEURAXIS
May 23 – Expo Five – Louisville, KY
May 24 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
May 26 – The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
May 27 – The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA
May 28 – MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA
May 29 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
May 31 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA

BONDED BY BLOOD’s new album, EXILED TO EARTH, is available now worldwide on limited edition CD with a free patch, as well as special low price CD and limited edition coloured vinyl.

Get the album now in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_16 or in North America athttp://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_16

Get more BONDED BY BLOOD news and info at:

MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/bondedbyblood
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/officialbondedbyblood
Twitter – http://twitter.com/bondedbybloodLA

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