KYLESA’S “SPIRAL SHADOW” SET FOR OCT. 26 RELEASE ON SEASON OF MIST

August 12th, 2010
by EvilG
Kylesa

Kylesa

Innovative Psych-Metal band will tour North America this fall with High On Fire & Torche

Aug. 12 —  Kylesa will release Spiral Shadow, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to their breakthrough album Static Tensions, on Oct. 26 via Season of Mist.    Recorded at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC earlier this summer, the eleven-track album was once again produced by band member and renowned producer Phillip Cope (Baroness, Withered).    Static Tensions received worldwide praise with Spin profiling the band in their November 2009 issue, Terrorizer putting the release in their top five releases of 2009, Pitchfork saying “If the world were just, Kylesa would be a household name” and Revolver awarding the release 4 stars.  Over the past eighteen months, the co-ed Savannah-based quintet worked non-stop including an unrelenting tour schedule that took them around the globe three times, writing songs for the new album and ultimately recording Spiral Shadow.    Kylesa, who are currently on tour in Europe with Converge, will join High On Fire and Torche for a five-week trek beginning Sept. 29 in San Francisco and wrapping up on Nov. 7 at the Fun Fun Fun Festival in Austin.  The Georgia band also recently confirmed two additional festival appearances:  The Soundwave Festival (Feb. 2011 touring festival  in Australia) and the Raleigh-based Hopscotch Music Festival on Sept. 11.   August                      12           Vienna, Austria                                 Arena                                 13           Jaromer, Czechoslavakia                   Brutal Assault                                 14           Mikkeli, Finland                                 Jurassic Rock Festival                                 15           Leper, Belgium                                  Ieper Fest                                 19           Hasselt, Belgium                                Pukkelpop Festival                                 20           Dinkelsbuhl, Germany                        Summerbreeze Festival                                 21           Ludinghausen, Germany                    Area 4 Festival   September               11           Raleigh, NC                                       Hopscotch Festival                                 29           San Francisco, CA                            Great American Music Hall                                 30           Pomona, CA                                      The Glass House   October                   1              Flagstaff, AZ                                     Orpheum Theater                                 2              Albuquerque, NM                             Launchpad                                 3              Denver, CO                                      Bluebird Theater                                 5              Minneapolis, MN                              Varsity Theater                                 6              Milwaukee, WI                                 Turner Hall Ballroom                                 8              Rock Island, IL                                 Rock Island Brewing Co.                                 9              Urbana, IL                                        Canopy Club                                 10           Chicago, IL                                        Riot Fest @ Metro                                 11           Bloomington, IN                                 The Bluebird                                 13           Newport, KY                                     Southgate House                                 14           Detroit, MI                                         Majestic Theatre                                 15           Cleveland, OH                                   The Grog Shop                                 16           Rochester, NY                                   Water Street Music Hall                                 17           Northampton, MA                              Pearl Street                                 19           Halifax, NS                                         The Paragon Theatre                                 21           Portland, ME                                      Port City Music Hall                                 22           Providence, RI                                    Club Hell                                 24           New York, NY                                  Webster Hall                                 26           Philadelphia, PA                                  Starlight Ballroom                                 27           Carborro, NC                                     Cat’s Cradle                                 29           Gainesville, FL                                     The Fest 9   November                7              Austin, TX                                          Fun Fun Fun Fest   February                  26           Brisbane, QLD                                     Brisbane Soundwave Festival                                 27           Sydney, NSW                                      Sydney Soundwave Festival   March                      4              Melbourne, VIC                                  Melbourne Soundwave Festival                                 5              Adelaide, SA                                      Adelaide Soundwave Festival                                 7              Perth, WA                                           Perth Soundwave Festival

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BEHEMOTH – New music video for the track “Alas, Lord Is Upon Me”

August 12th, 2010
by EvilG
Behemoth - Alas, Lord Is Upon Me

Behemoth - Alas, Lord Is Upon Me

New music video for the track “Alas, Lord Is Upon Me” now live on MetalBlade.tv and Behemoth’s official YouTube Channel!

check out the video below or head over to MetalBlade.tv and BEHEMOTH’s official YouTube Channel to check out the brand new production video for the track “Alas, Lord Is Upon Me” off the group’s latest release Evangelion. The video for “Alas, Lord Is Upon Me” was produced and directed by Rafal Szermanowicz and Grupa 13 who also shot BEHEMOTH’s videos for Ov Fire and the Void and At the left hand ov God. Fans can also check out a behind the scenes clip from the video shoot HERE.

Nergal comments on “Alas, Lord Is Upon Me:

“First of all, we’ve overcome ourselves with this new video clip. Period. It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a very long time. Pretty much no digital intervention, no blue boxes, no fake shit this time, but great filming, good acting, and a fuckin’ awesome storyline. It’s disturbing, crazy, and evil. We’ve had over 70 people working for us on this video so we can easily say it was the biggest production so far. I’m beyond excited! Wait and see…”

Dariusz Szermanowicz of Grupa #13 adds; “This time we decided to make something different. We’d like to make video in ‘cinematic’ style without so many VFX like in last two videos. We found great location, we had dozen of actors and extras and awesome stylizing. During the 16 hours of hard work we’ve created amazingly killer video!”

In other news: Behemoth set to release Evangelia Heretika DVD this fall; 2disc re-release of early EP’s out very early 2011

BEHEMOTH will be unleashing the group’s second-ever DVD titled Evangelia Heretika this fall, 2010. Evangelia Heretika will be released in the US via Metal Blade Records, in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records, and in Poland via Mystic Records. Stay tuned to MetalBlade.com for more details, such as DVD content, video clips, and preorder information.

In very early 2011, Metal Blade Records will be releasing BEHEMOTH’s EP’s Conjuration and Slaves Shall Serve as a 2CD set. More info on this release will be made available in the coming weeks.

http://www.behemoth.pl

http://www.myspace.com/behemoth

http://www.facebook.com/behemoth

http://www.youtube.com/Behemothofficial

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ENCOFFINATION Album To Se Release Via Selfmadegod Records

August 12th, 2010
by EvilG

Selfmadegod Records is proud to announce the release of the CD version of the debut album by the U.S. death metal/doom band ENCOFFINATION, entitled Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh.

Formed in 2009, ENCOFFINATION is the sepulchral embodiment of rancid death. Crushing, suffocating death metal doom of the lowest caliber. Named for the ritual preparation of the dead for burial, ENCOFFINATION exists below the plane of mortality; deep within the realms of death and decay. Slowly they lurch forth with their educated form of blasphemy, occult, and ritualistic expulsion of the holy from the earth.

This is the first full length from this amazing two-piece band, which is comprised of Ghoat on vocals, guitar, and bass (also in Festered) and Elektrokutioner on drums (also in Decrepitaph, Festered, Tombstones, Beyond Hell, Scaremaker). The follow-up to their After Their Temples Descend Below The Earth 7-inch, released earlier this year,  this Georgia/Texas-based duo attacks with the 8-song Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh, featuring over 30 minutes of cryptic metal influenced by early ‘90s American doom/death and bands like Incantation, Disembowelment, and Morpheus Descends. The album has already been released on tape format by Ritval Death Offerings, and the vinyl version is available on Psychedelic Lotus Order. Now it’s time for the CD version! View the cover art and more here.

Prepare for the most soul draining and graven death metal album of the year this September!

Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh Tracklisting:
1. Procession
2. Nefarious Yet Elegant Are the Bowels of Hell
3. Miasma of Rotten Serenity
4. Eucharist of Bone and Flame
5. Interlude
6. Beyond the Grace of Flesh Go I
7. Entombment of the Breathing Flesh
8. Coffinpsalms

http://www.myspace.com/encoffination
http://www.selfmadegod.com
http://myspace.com/selfmadegodrecords

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ABYSMAL DAWN: Drum Footage Posted

August 12th, 2010
by EvilG

Los Angeles, CA’s ABYSMAL DAWN and Sick Drummer Magazine have recently posted “drum cam” footage of drummer Scott Fuller performing “Programmed To Consume” at this location. This footage comes from the band’s recent performance at the Tidalwave Metal Fest, held July 24th in San Francisco, CA.

ABYSMAL DAWN are currently working on the follow-up album to their Relapse debut Programmed To Consume. The band has recently logged-in time at Trench Studios in Corona, CA with John Haddad (PHOBIA, INTRONAUT, HIRAX). The album will be mixed by Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOATWHORE, HATE ETERNAL) at his Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, FL. An early 2011 release date is expected with additional recording / album details to be made available shortly.

Additionally, ABYSMAL DAWN will be taking part in the 10th annual Gathering Of The Sick Fest this weekend in Albuquerque, NM. Complete festival details can be found here and a listing of ABYSMAL DAWN tour dates can be found below.

ABYSMAL DAWN is available for interviews / studio reports upon request.  To speak with the band, simply contact Betsey Cichoracki at Relapse Records via any of the means listed at the bottom of this message.  Updated ABYSMAL DAWN news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com and the ABYSMAL DAWN MySpace: www.MySpace.com/AbysmalDawn.

ABYSMAL DAWN tour dates:

Aug. 13       Las Vegas, NV              Cheyanne Saloon (w/ MALEVOLENT CREATION)

Aug. 14       Albuquerque, NM           The Compound (as part of Gathering of the Sick Fest)

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bibleblack – vocalist Kacper Rozanski, guitarist Mike Wead and Simon Johansson

August 12th, 2010
by Anders Sandvall

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bibleblack

 

Vocalist Kacper Rozanski, Guitarist Mike Wead and Simon Johansson

 

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to The Boss of Vic Records Roel van Reijemersdal for all the help

Thanks to Vic Records for the promo pictures of the band taken by: P. Hellström and K. Alutoine/Seance

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THE BLACK SWAN EPILOGUE is the name of the excellent debut album that comes from the Swedish progressive doom metal act BibleBlack. The band consists of some very well known Swedish musicians like Mike Wead (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate) and his partner in crime Simon Johansson (Memory Garden, ex- Steel Attack). They have joined forces together with Tobhias Ljung on drums, Jonaz Bulund on bass and Kacper Rozanski on lead vocals and this is what they came up with. A brilliant debut album. I had the pleasure to have a talk with Kacper, Simon and Mike about the band, the future as well as some personal matters with Mike. 

 


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SWASHBUCKLE: Reveal Track Listing & Artwork

August 11th, 2010
by EvilG
Swashbuckle - Crime Always Pays

Swashbuckle - Crime Always Pays

New Jerseys pirate themed thrash metal maniacs SWASHBUCKLE have revealed the cover artwork and tracklisting of their forthcoming album Crime Always Pays…! The album will be released via Nuclear Blast on September 10th in Europe.

Commented vocalist/bassit Admiral Nobeard: Crime Always Pays… is our heaviest and fastest record to date. It’ll tear your head off of your neck and shove a pegleg in your eye-sockets.  We’re proud to have Nuclear Blast release this malicious metal madness, and we’re sure you’ll all be pleased with the shennanigans that are about to ensue. Thrash Hard, Mosh Fast, and Leave a Decaying Corpse swingin’ from the noose! AVAST!“

The tracklisting is as follows:

01. Slowly Wept The Sea
02. We Are The Storm
03. This Round’s On YOU!
04. Powder Keg
05. Where Victory Is Penned
06. Of Hooks And Hornswogglers
07. A Time Of Wooden Ships & Iron Men
08. Crime Always Pays
09. Raw Doggin’ At The Raw Bar
10. The Gallow’s Pole Dancer
11. Legacy’s Allure
12. At The Bottom Of A Glass
13. To Steal A Life
14. You Bring The Cannon, We’ll Bring The Balls
15. Surf-N-Turf (For Piratical Girth)
16. Rope’s End
Crime Always Pays… was recorded at The Sound of Revolution Studios in Ewing NJ with engineer Len Carmichael, whom the band worked with on Back to the Noose.

Catch the band on tour now in North America with SOILWORK, DEATH ANGEL, AUGURY and MUTINY WITHIN!

For more info visit: www.swashbuckle.com | www.myspace.com/swashbuckle

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SLEEP: Marijuanaut’s Return US 2010 Tour Update

August 11th, 2010
by EvilG

Legendary stoner metallers SLEEP, who recently announced their long-anticipated reunion tour, have added several new stops to the impending trek including additional shows in Brooklyn and San Francisco. Dubbed the Marijuanaut’s Return US Tour 2010, the journey will commence on September 3 at the prestigious All Tomorrow’s Parties Music Fest in Monticello, New York and draw to a close on the second of two dates at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California. Support will be provided by a revolving roster of bands throughout the tour including: Doomriders, Unearthly Trance, A Storm Of Light, Lichens, Sub Oslo, Scott Kelly, YOB and Thrones. Check out the David D’Andrea tour poster, which will be available at each show as a 26″ x 26″ glow-in-the-dark screen print, here: http://tinyurl.com/33lzzwr SLEEP split in 1997 after two hugely influential albums. Members went on to form underground heroes OM and High On Fire, and more recently metal supergroup Shrinebuilder. On the Marijuanaut’s Return Tour, original members Al Cisneros and Matt Pike will be joined by drummer Jason Roeder of Neurosis to perform the seminal Holy Mountain album in its entirety as well as selections from Dopesmoker and more.
SLEEP: Marijuanaut’s Return US Tour 2010
9/03/2010 All Tomorrow’s Parties – Monticello, NY
9/04/2010 FYE Fest – Los Angeles, CA
9/05/2010 Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
9/06/2010 Brooklyn Masonic Temple – New York, NY w/ Doomriders, Unearthly Trance
9/07/2010 Starlight Ballroom – Philadelphia, PA w/ A Storm Of Light
9/08/2010 Brooklyn Masonic Temple – New York, NY w/ A Storm Of Light, Lichens
9/09/2010 Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, IL w/ Lichens
9/10/2010 Mohawk – Austin, TX w/ Sub Oslo w/ Sub Oslo
9/11/2010 Roseland Theater/Music Fest NW – Portland, OR w/ Scott Kelly, YOB
9/12/2010 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA w/ Thrones
9/13/2010 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
SLEEP debuted with 1991’s Volume One album, recorded for San Francisco label Tupelo. Earache Records received the band’s next recordings in the mail as a demo. The label — impressed by SLEEP‘s single-mindedness and unique vision — immediately signed the band and released the tape exactly as it was received. Record stores worldwide stocked SLEEP’s Holy Mountain from November 1992 to this day.

The band then signed to London Records. Their debut album for the major took the form of one mammoth 63-minute leviathan of a track entitled “Jerusalem.” The band resisted the label’s attempts at radio edits and bringing in their own engineer to remix the album in view of “marketability.” London baulked at the prospect of promoting what probably still is the most extreme music ever recorded for a major label, so shelved the recording and dropped the band.

SLEEP‘s music has been featured in films by Harmony Korine and Jim Jarmusch.   http://www.myspace.com/rifffilledland

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GODFLESH – “STREETCLEANER” DELUXE EDITION OUT NOW IN NORTH AMERICA

August 11th, 2010
by EvilG
GODFLESH 'STREETCLEANER' REISSUE

GODFLESH 'STREETCLEANER' REISSUE

STREETCLEANER, the seminal 1989 album from British industrial metal pioneers GODFLESH, has been reissued and is out now in North America.

GODFLESH‘s second release, STREETCLEANER proved to be one of the band’s most successful albums, cementing their status as one of the most influential industrial bands ever. STREETCLEANER has now been reissued as a special expanded edition, with all tracks remastered by GODFLESH founding member JUSTIN BROADRICK. STREETCLEANER now also includes a bonus disc featuring 12 previously unreleased live tracks, remixes and demos with detailed liner notes.

GODFLESH founding member JUSTIN BROADRICK comments:

“Long awaited, and now fleshed to the MAX, ‘Streetcleaner’, THE most
direct statement of intent we made as GODFLESH, finally presented as it
should be…”

The full track listing for STREETCLEANER is as follows:

01. Like Rats
02. Christbait Rising
03. Pulp
04. Dream Long Dead
05. Head Dirt
06. Devastator / Mighty Trust Krusher
07. Life Is Easy
08. Streetcleaner
09. Locust Furnace
10. Tiny Tears
11. Wound
12. Dead Head
13. Suction

BONUS DISC
01. Like Rats (Original Unreleased Mix)
02. Christbait Rising (Original Unreleased Mix)
03. Pulp (Original Unreleased Mix)
04. Dream Long Dead (Original Unreleased Mix)
05. Head Dirt (Original Unreleased Mix)
06. Streetcleaner (Live In Geneva 1990)
07. Head Dirt (Live In Geneva 1990)
08. Pulp (Rehearsal May 1989)
09. Dream Long Dead (Rehearsal April 1989)
10. Christbait Rising (Rehearsal April 1989)
11. Deadhead (Original Demo Guitar & Machine 1988)
12. Suction (Original Demo Guitar & Machine 1988)

Get STREETCLEANER now in North America at
http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_54

STREETCLEANER is also available now on iTunes with all of the bonus tracks
at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/streetcleaner-remastered/id372900225

View the STREETCLEANER album cover at
http://earacherecords.com/myspace/godflesh_streetcleaner.jpg

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TESTAMENT FEATURED AS IN-STUDIO GUESTS, TODAY AT 6PM ET ON SIRIUS XM LIQUID METAL!

August 11th, 2010
by EvilG

Testament

Testament

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

Bay Area thrash kings TESTAMENT are once again honored and thrilled to visit the Sirius XM Liquid Metal studios! The TESTAMENT takeover will commence at 6pm ET today, August 11th! Fans will have the chance to relive the hour of band updates, stories and music on August 12th at 11pm ET, August 15th at 3pm ET, and August 17th at 10am ET. TESTAMENT’s Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson will be joined by longtime friend Louie Clemente, Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin and special guest Richard Christy (Howard Stern producer and drummer of Charred Walls Of The Damned). The band will cover topics such as the AMERICAN CARNAGE TOUR and the writing of thei highly anticipated follow up to Liquid Metal’s 2008 “Album of the Year”, The Formation of Damnation!

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

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

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

The exclusive AMERICAN CARNAGE TOUR VIP package includes:

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

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

TESTAMENT ON THE 2010 AMERICAN CARNAGE TOUR:

8/11 Albany, NY @ Glen Falls Civic Center

8/12 East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center

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

8/15 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center

8/16 Wallingford, CT @ Chevrolet Theater

8/18 Cleveland, OH @ Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre

8/19 Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena

8/20 Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion

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

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

8/25 Denver, CO @ Magness Arena

8/26 Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum

8/27 Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre

8/29 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

8/30 Long Beach, CA @ Long Beach Arena

8/31 San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace

9/1 Sacramento, CA @ Arco Arena

9/3 Seattle, WA @ Wamu Theatre

9/4 Portland, OR @ Washington County Fairgrounds

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

The Formation of Damnation (Deluxe Tour Edition)

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

footage of classic tracks + more:

Disc 1:

1. The Persecuted Won’t Forget

2. Killing Season

3. Afterlife

4. The Evil Has Landed

5. The Formation Of Damnation

6. Henchmen Ride

7. More Than Meets The Eye

8. Dangers Of The Faithless

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

10. Leave Me Forever

Disc 2

• The New Order *Audio and Video

• Practice What You Preach *Audio and Video

• Souls Of Black *Audio and Video

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

• More Than Meets The Eye music video

Check out a new interview with Chuck Billy of Testament done last week.  Below are some excerpts.  Here’s the link:  http://www.loudtrax.com/Interviews.aspx

Excerpts:
Regarding Festivals in Europe vs. North America: …”In America everyone is “sue” happy and everyone wants to sue someone for something.  So I don’t think you can get away with having a festival like that in Europe over in America or Canada.”

Regarding the new Testament album: “We really want to pretend like we’re still writing songs for Formation of Damnation!”
Favorite Testament album:  …” Testament (album) is definitely Formation of Damnation.”

For more info on TESTAMENT be sure to visit:

http://www.myspace.com/testamentlegions

http://www.testamentlegions.com

phone interview with Chuck Billy of Testament last week.  Below are some excerpts.  Hope you post and let us know if we can do anything for you.

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Antonio
Excerpts:
Regarding Festivals in Europe vs. North America: …”In America everyone is “sue” happy and everyone wants to sue someone for something.  So I don’t think you can get away with having a festival like that in Europe over in America or Canada.”

Regarding the new Testament album: “We really want to pretend like we’re still writing songs for Formation of Damnation!”

Favorite Testament album:  …” Testament (album) is definitely Formation of Damnation.”

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DAATH Announce North American Release Date and Title Info For New Full-Length Release; Second Webisode Posted Online

August 11th, 2010
by EvilG

Extreme metal at its very best, plain and simple, is what the Atlanta based quintet DAATH delivers. The group’s highly anticipated third full-length release is going to be self-titled and is set for an Oct. 26th North American release.

DAATH are currently putting the finishing touches on the new disc, which is being co-produced by the renowned Mark Lewis (Trivium, Devildriver) and Eyal Levi (guitars). Metal Mark from Skulls N Bones recently spent some time in the studio with the band and compiled a video series documenting the recording process, so click on the link below now to check out the second installment.
http://www.skullsnbones.com/video/daath-studio-report-vocals

Sean Z. (vocals) further states: “This album will definitely be the most real thing this band has put out to date. It’s on a level everyone can relate to. The lyrics have taken a brand new direction and the music compliments the insanity creating a fucking masterpiece of a way different kind.”

Currently the group is more determined, energized, and focused than ever before and is continuing to expand upon their unique, uncompromising and dynamic sound. For those previously uninitiated, feel free to head over to www.myspace.com/daath to see what they are all about.

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ACCEPT ANNOUNCE FIRST LEG OF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

August 11th, 2010
by EvilG
ACCEPT 2010

ACCEPT 2010

After debuting their new line up to a sold-out audience in New York this past May and then traveling to Europe to devastate the masses with shows in 16 different countries in 80 days (including two shows opening for AC/DC), Germany’s legendary metal band ACCEPT will return to tour the U.S. for the first time in 14 years on a co-headlining tour with King’s X.  Their first show will kick-off the eleventh annual ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta.

Guitarist & songwriter Wolf Hoffman checks in about the band’s time in Germany & their upcoming North American trek:

“Believe me, this was boot camp, but we loved every minute of it!  Twelve months ago, there was nothing on the horizon that would have made us believe we would be on the stages of the world again as ACCEPT… and here we are!   [New lead vocalist] Mark Tornillo inspires us to get it all out in a way we have not been challenged before.  We can’t wait to be on stage with him!!!!   He is the new kid on the block and he is the reason we are back again.  It is such a relief, such vitamin shot!!!  And if we could, we would never stop!!!”

When asked what has surprised the band the most about their fans, Hoffman responds enthusiastically:

“NO DOUBT ABOUT IT – the biggest surprise is the way they make us feel welcomed.  Of course we hoped the fans would be happy to have us back – who would not believe that about their fans? –  but, what is happening here, EVERYWHERE we go, is a TOTAL KNOCK-OUT for us.  WE HAVE NOT SEEN FANS SO HAPPY IN A LONG, LONG TIME.”

Confirmed tour dates are:

09/09/2010  ProgPower USA Kick-Off – Atlanta, GA Center Stage

09/23/2010  The Chance  – Poughkeepsie, NY

09/24/2010  Ram’s Head Live  – Baltimore, MD

09/25/2010  The Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

09/27/2010  B. B. King’s – New York, NY

09/29/2010  Showcase Live  – Foxboro, MA

10/01/2010  The Silo – Reading, PA

10/02/2010  The Emerald Theatre – Mt. Clemens, MI

10/09/2010  The Arcada Theatre – St. Charles (Chicago), IL

10/12/2010  House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

10/13/2010  House Of Blues – Houston TX

More October dates will be announced soon.

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.

Blood Of The Nations, ACCEPT’s twelfth full-length studio album recorded at Backstage Studio in England with famed producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Opeth, Arch Enemy), will be released in North America on September 14th.  Exclusive pre-sale bundles can be purchased at the Nuclear Blast Web Store.

View the video for “Teutonic Terror” – directed and produced by Dave Blass for Grid 41here.  View the 2-minute behind-the-scenes video here.

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

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Alex Skolnick Leaves TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

August 11th, 2010
by EvilG

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has checked in with the following update:

“It’s been nearly ten years since my first TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA winter tour. Each year it’s been an incredible experience, traveling from arena to arena being an important part of the largest symphonic rock production in history. This year, however, I’ve decided to make the difficult decision of stepping out of the spotlight (and lasers, fog, fire and snow) and embarking upon new adventures.

The reasons for this are twofold.

As one might imagine, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra winter tour is a demanding one — with long days and an action-packed show that calls for no less than 200% of yourself, often twice a day from the mid-October rehearsals to the final show in January.

While the awesome response from fans and the collaboration with fellow performers make it beyond worth it, there comes a point, after so many years of annual grueling intensity, for some of us to draw upon that quarter of a year’s worth of time and energy in order to launch a renewed focus on our own visions.

In my case, this process begins with the release of a brand new (ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO) album to be followed by heavy touring, including winter dates in support of RODRIGO Y GABRIELA.

There are many other endeavors in the works, the information of which will be continually updated online at AlexSkolnick.com. Furthermore, as someone who has been on tour with multiple projects and running on all cylinders during the entire calendar year since 2006, reclaiming this three-month period will open up the option to take breaks once in a while, remember what home looks like, lessen the constant separation from friends and loved ones and recharge my own batteries as needed.

Of course, I’ll miss doing the Trans-Siberian Orchestra tour. The stage time, friendships and overall experience has

I’m grateful to Paul O’Neil and Nightcastle Management for the opportunity, to all the musicians and singers for the good times and to all the fans for the unyielding support; you guys are the best! I look forward to seeing many of you out there in different configurations.”

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JANE’S ADDICTION “LIVE VOODOO ” Their First Live DVD and Blu-ray – With Original Band Lineup

August 11th, 2010
by EvilG

New York, NY (August 11, 2010)—In 2009, Jane’s Addiction spooked up a musical celebration on Halloween Night at the Voodoo Experience in New Orleans. On August 31, Eagle Rock will capture their one-of-a-kind concert experience on their first ever live DVD and Blu-ray: Live Voodoo. [MSRP $14.98 for DVD, $19.98 for Blu-ray]

Live Voodoo features the original Jane’s Addiction line-up – guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Eric Avery, drummer Stephen Perkins, and enigmatic frontman Perry Farrell - enjoying a glorious reunification. They carry the crowd through 13 cuts, predominantly culled from their first two albums. The band stirs up some voodoo of their own, buoyed by the mesmerizing magic of Farrells unmatched stage presence, and Navarro’s hyper-charged and heavy riffage. Roused to a riotous climax, the stage is invaded by a singing, dancing and costumed mass of fans in pure punk rock fashion. In addition to the New Orleans show, the DVD and Blu-ray feature bonus footage from LA gigs in 2008, a photo gallery, and a featurette from NME.

Conquering the hard rock world in the late eighties / early nineties, Jane’s Addiction created a landscape that many alternative rock bands would follow, such as Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails and Rage Against the Machine. Formed after a meeting of the minds between Farrell and Avery, the band started a buzz in LA after the addition of Navarro and Perkins. In 2010, with over 7 million albums sold in the US alone, Jane’s Addiction is still regarded as a pop culture tour-de-force. Live Voodoo brings their supreme and inimitable live experience home.

Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Hamburg, & Paris.

For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com. To access photos and/or cover art, please visit www.kayosproductions.com <http://www.kayosproductions.com>,  and click the photo tab.

Track Listing:
1.)   Up The Beach
2.)  Mountain Song
3.)  Ain’t No Right
4.)  Three Days
5.)  Whores
6.)  Then She Did…
7.)  Been Caught Stealing
8.)  Ocean Size
9.)  Ted, Just Admit It
10.) Summertime Rolls
11.) Stop!
12.) Jane Says
13.) Chip Away

Bonus Features:
Bonus Tracks:
1.)   1% (Los Angeles, 2008)
2.)  Ocean Size (La Cita, Los Angeles – 10/23/08)

NME Featurette
Photo Gallery

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MARIONETTE Hits The Studio

August 11th, 2010
by EvilG

MARIONETTE Hits The Studio, Photos Available, More “The SlaughTour
2010” Headline U.K. And Scandinavian Shows with DARK TRANQUILLITY
Announced

Gothenburg Sweden based metal sextet MARIONETTE recently entered Studio
Fredman with producer Fredrik Nordström (IN FLAMES, BRING ME THE HORIZON)
to begin recording the band’s as of yet-untitled third album.  Guitarist
and backing vocalist Aron Parmerud made the following remarks regarding the
recording sessions and progress thus far:

“The recordings for our third album are underway! We spent a great deal
of time after our last UK/EU tour with BLESSTHEFALL working on new songs
and ended up with over 14 songs.  Last month Jimmy came in and nailed each
of the songs on drums and from there we began tracking the guitars and bass
all at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg.  Linus [Johansson, keyboards] and I
are working with the ambiance of the music and the keyboards.  Alexander
[Andersson, vocals] is currently working hard on the lyrics and vocal
lines. We’ve made some studio photos available on our Official Facebook
Page.*

“Fans of our Spite and more so Enemies albums will find some familiar
elements in our new songs.  Listeners will certainly hear contrasts between
brutal and beautiful, progressive and catchy, and up-tempo and down-tempo.
There are more elements that will be very new to our listeners.  We’re
eager to perform a few of these new songs live on our upcoming “The
SlaughTour 2010” dates in the UK and Denmark, and our recently confirmed
shows with fellow Gothenburgers DARK TRANQUILLITY in Sweden and Norway.  So
come out, see us live, and be the first to hear some new MARIONETTE songs
this October and November!”

In addition to MARIONETTE’s “The SlaughTour 2010” headline tour, the
band will join fellow Gothenburgers DARK TRANQUILLITY on the final Swedish
and Norwegian dates of the “Where Death is Most Alive Part II” Tour.
Joining MARIONETTE behind the drums for the upcoming treks will be Robert
Johansson (ELDRIMNER), replacing Jimmy Olausson who amicably left
MARIONETTE to pursue other musical endeavors.

“The SlaughTour 2010” dates are as follows:
Oct. 1, 2010 – The Rock, Copenhagen, DK
Oct. 6, 2010 – Joiner’s, Southampton, UK
Oct. 7, 2010 – Orange Box, Yeovil, UK
Oct. 8, 2010 – Asylum 2, Birmingham, UK
Oct. 9, 2010 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Oct. 10, 2010 – Central Station, Wrexham, UK
Oct. 11, 2010 – The Well, Leeds, UK
Oct. 13, 2010 – Kasbah Night Club, Coventry, UK
Oct. 14, 2010 – Hyem, Newcastle, UK
Oct. 16, 2010 – King Tut’s Glasgow, UK
Oct. 17, 2010 – O2 Academy2 Islington, London, UK
Oct. 18, 2010 – White Rabbit, Plymouth, UK

“Where Death Is Most Alive Part II” (Dark Tranquillity, Avatar,
MARIONETTE):

Nov. 4, 2010 – Debaser Medis, Stockholm SE
Nov. 5, 2010 – Club 700, Örebro, SE
Nov. 6, 2010 – John Dee, Oslo, NO
Nov. 7, 2010 – Trädgån, Gothenburg, SE

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GAMA BOMB ANNOUNCES HEADLINING EUROPEAN TOUR, STAND-IN GUITARIST

August 11th, 2010
by EvilG

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have confirmed a headlining European tour for September, before the band heads to North America in October for a two-month trek with the likes of OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN, DRI, EVILE and BONDED BY BLOOD.

GAMA BOMB will kick off the “Graveyard Disturbance” tour on September 16th in Nijmegen, Netherlands, with support for the tour coming from Danish metal award winners CROCELL.

GAMA BOMB bassist JOE McGUIGAN comments:

“We’re seriously looking forward to the GRAVEYARD DISTURBANCE TOUR: it’s been a while since we kicked over some tombstones in Europe.  We’ll be touring in a slightly different incarnation, though, as our lead guitar player Domo ‘The Kid’ Dixon will be sitting out touring for the rest of 2010 to concentrate on personal stuff.

“Our pal and original guitbox player Kevy Canavan, who played on our first album, Survival of the Fastest, will be filling in for Domo on our European and US tours this year.  As we’re revving up for a major US tour later this year, these will be our final European dates until some point in 2011, we’re not sure when.

“So get your ass to Mars (i.e. the graveyard (i.e. your local smelly club (that we’re playing in))) and help us chug some beers!”

Catch GAMA BOMB live in Europe with CROCELL at the following shows:

Sep 16 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Merleyn
Sep 17 – Frankfurt, Germany – Effer Music Club
Sep 18 – Milan, Italy – Metal Disorder Festival
Sep 19 – Bologna, Italy – Rock Hard Festival
Sep 20 – Marseille, France – O’Bundless
Sep 21 – Bordeaux, France – Heretic Club
Sep 22 – Monzon, Spain – Serjos
Sep 23 – Benavente, Spain – Side B
Sep 24 – Madrid, Spain – Live
Sep 25 – Badalona, Spain – Estraperlo

View the Graveyard Disturbance tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/gamabomb_graveyardtour.jpg

Catch GAMA BOMB live on their first ever North American tour:

GAMA BOMB w/ EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD
Oct 22 – Dante’s – Portland, OR
Oct 23 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Oct 24 – Red Room – Vancouver, BC
Oct 25 – Third – Prince George, BC
Oct 26 – The Mead Hall – Edmonton, AL
Oct 27 – Exchange – Regina, SK
Oct 28 – Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB
Oct 29 – Crocks 16 South Cumberland St – Thunder Bay, ON
Oct 30 – The Rox Tavern – St Cloud, MN
Oct 31 – The Dojo – Indianapolis, IN
Nov 01 – Music Hall – London, ON
Nov 02 – Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
Nov 03 – Championship Bar and Grill – Trenton, NJ

GAMA BOMB w/ FORBIDDEN, EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD
Nov 04 – Jaxx – West Springfield, VA

GAMA BOMB w/ OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN, EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD
Nov 05 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Nov 06 – Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
Nov 07 – Cub Hell – Providence, RI
Nov 08 – Sonar – Baltimore, MD
Nov 09 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
Nov 10 – Amos – Charlotte, NC
Nov 11 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
Nov 12 – Hooligan – Jacksonville, NC
Nov 13 – Club Firestone – Orlando, FL
Nov 14 – Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 15 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Nov 16 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
Nov 17 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Nov 18 – Diesel Nightclub – Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 19 – Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
Nov 20 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

GAMA BOMB w/ FORBIDDEN, EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD
Nov 22 – Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
Nov 23 – MOD Club – Toronto, ON
Nov 24 – Blondies – Detroit, MI
Nov 26 – Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY
Nov 27 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Nov 28 – Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Nov 29 – Station 4 – St Paul, MN
Dec 01 – Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
Dec 02 – Emo’s Alternative Lounging – Austin, TX
Dec 03 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Dec 04 – Trees – Ft. Worth, TX
Dec 06 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ
Dec 07 – U.B.’s – Mesa, AZ
Dec 08 – Whiskey a Go Go – West Hollyood, CA
Dec 09 – Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
Dec 10 – New Oasis – Sparks, NV
Dec 11 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

GAMA BOMB w/ EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD
Nov 21 – Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
Nov 25 – The Muse – Nashville, TN
Dec 05 – The War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX
Dec 12 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Dec 13 – Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV

GAMA BOMB w/ DRI, EVILE
Dec 15 – Gator’s – Farmington, NM
Dec 16 – Club 21 – Pueblo, CO
Dec 17 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
Dec 18 – Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT

GAMA BOMB’s new album, TALES FROM THE GRAVE IN SPACE, is available now worldwide on limited edition CD, special low price CD and limited edition coloured vinyl.  Get your copy in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_50 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_50

TALES FROM THE GRAVE IN SPACE is also still available to download for free at http://www.earache.com/gamabomb

For more GAMA BOMB news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/gamabomb

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