OCEANO RELEASES “CREATING THE CONTAGION” DVD TRAILER

October 1st, 2010
by EvilG

Chicago deathcore heavyweights, OCEANO have released a 6+ minute trailer for a bonus DVD that fans can find EXCLUSIVELY at all Transworld stores (which include FYE, Coconuts, Saturday Matinee, Spin Street and more) bundled with new copies of CONTAGION on November 9th. Entitled CREATING THE CONTAGION, this exclusive DVD captures everything that fans would want to know about the CONTAGION recording sessions and then some. Get up close and personal with OCEANO through in-depth interviews, tracking session footage and even a tour of the kitchen pantry at Planet Z Studios. For a taste of the CREATING THE CONTAGION DVD, watch the trailer below:


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CALIBER 666 SIGN WITH IBEX MOON RECORDS

October 1st, 2010
by EvilG
CALIBER 666 - Blood Fueled Chaos

CALIBER 666 - Blood Fueled Chaos

Swedish death-mongers CALIBER 666 are pleased to announce that they have signed with North America’s premier death metal label, Ibex Moon Records. The band’s full-length debut, Blood Fueled Chaos, will be available digitally on October 1st via MetalHit.com.

Mixed and mastered by Fred Estby (ex-DISMEMBER), Blood Fueled Chaos features guest performances from LG Petrov of ENTOMBED (“The Worthless”) and DISMEMBER vocalist Matti Kärki (“Let The Blood Flow”). The band has posted four tracks from album on their official myspace page. Visit www.myspace.com/caliber666sweden to experience the brutality.

To The Killing Fields

Black Smoke

Let The Blood Flow

Incineration

A Part Of The Art

The Worthless

Frontline

Serpents Walk

Genocide

Morphing

CALIBER 666 is:

Peter Pettersson:Battery

Jim Riggo:Bass

Tony Riggo:Guitar

Tomas Burgman:Guitar

Joakim Mikiver:Vocals Read the rest of this entry »

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STARTING TONIGHT AT THE GIBSON AMPHITHEATRE @ UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD ROB ZOMBIE and ALICE COOPER THE HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY TOUR

September 30th, 2010
by Celtic Bob

The masters of musical mayhem have paired up yet again to embark on a three week tour of debauchery. Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper have returned to destroy a city near you on The Halloween Hootenanny Tour with special guests Murderdolls. The tour kicks off in Los Angeles at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Thursday, September 30th and will criss-cross the USA with a tour de force of ghoulish s delights for your aural pleasure, giving the fans a show of a lifetime.

In other Zombie news, fans will soon get the ultimate interactive experience as their hero is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to create the new 3D maze, “Rob Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses: In 3D ZombieVision.” As part of the Halloween Horror Nights event, fans will be treated to a nightmarish world of carnage and chaos Rob Zombie-style based upon Zombie’s cult hit film “House Of 1000 Corpses.” Vampire buffs also got a treat when the track “What” from Rob Zombie’s latest release HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 appeared in an episode of the smash HBO series “True Blood.”

Zombie addicts can also look forward to the release of the special edition of HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 set to street on Friday, September 24th. This deluxe version of HD2 will feature 3 brand new tracks called “Everything Is Boring,” “Michael” and “Devil’s Hole Girls And The Big Revolution,” as well as a re-imagining of “The Man Who Laughs.” Additionally, the package will include a brand new video for “Mars Needs Women” (shot during the Gruesome Twosome tour with Alice Cooper), a live version of Cooper’s classic “School’s Out” performed with Cooper and a 30-minute DVD featuring a tour documentary entitled “Transylvanian Transmissions,” along with all-new expanded artwork.

With more than 15 million albums sold, 7 Grammy nominations, the helming of 5 major motion pictures and dozens of music videos under his belt, Rob Zombie is a force to be reckoned with in today’s entertainment landscape. Zombie’s unique meld of horror and hard rock has influenced his sound as a musician, and more recently his vision as a director and writer.

The Halloween Hootenanny Tour Featuring The Gruesome Twosome with special guests Murderdolls:

SEPTEMBER
30 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre

OCTOBER
01 San Diego, CA Harrah’s Rincon
02 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
04 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
06 Kansas City, MO Independence Event Center
07 St. Charles, MO The Family Arena
08 Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum
09 Youngstown, OH Covelli Center
10 Johnstown, PA Cambria War Memorial
12 Binghamton, NY Broome County Arena
14 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
16 Worcester, MA DCU Center
17 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
19 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Performing Arts Theater
20 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
21 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
23 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon At Grand Prairie
24 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre

For more information, please click on www.robzombie.com or www.myspace.com/robzombie.

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STEREOGUM.COM LAUNCHES TICKET GIVEAWAY IN ANTICIPATION OF TRIPTYKON’S DEBUT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

September 30th, 2010
by Celtic Bob

Stereogum.com’s “Haunting The Chapel” has launched a special ticket giveaway in lieu of Triptykon’s first ever North American tour, a headlining run on the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”. Five lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets to their city of choice, so head over to: http://stereogum.com/528581/win-tickets-to-triptykons-haunting-the-chapel-presented-first-north-american-headlining-tour/franchises/haunting-the-chapel/ for all the details!
Triptykon, the group formed by former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer, guitarist, and main songwriter, Tom Gabriel Warrior, will kick off the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010” next week in New York City. Norway’s technical black metal band,1349, and Chicago’s veteran progressive metal act, Yakuza, will round out the bill on what is sure to be this fall’s heaviest tour.

Triptykon will also follow its highly acclaimed debut album, Eparistera Daimones, with the release of ‘Shatter’, an all-new five-track EP, to be released on Century Media Records on October 25th. ‘Shatter’ will be available through Century Media Records (under license from Prowling Death Records Ltd.) as a CD, digital download, and 12″ vinyl. The EP will further contain the lyrics to all songs as well as detailed liner notes and credits.
The EP’s track listing is…


01. Shatter

02. I Am The Twilight

03. Crucifixus


04. Circle Of The Tyrants (live)
05. Dethroned Emperor (live) – Featuring guest lead vocals by Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone/Sarke
Stay tuned to www.myspace.com/triptykonofficial for more info regarding Triptykon and the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”.

Decibel Magazine and Stereogum/Haunting the Chapel present the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”…
10/6-New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
10/7-Boston, MA @ The Middle East
10/8-Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
10/9-Philadelphia, PA @ Polaris
10/10-Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electrique
10/11-Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
10/13-Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/14-Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
10/15-Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
10/16-Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
10/17-St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/19-Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
10/21-Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/22-Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/23-San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
10/24-Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10/25-Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
10/27-Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
10/28-Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
10/29-Austin, TX @ Emo’s Outside
10/30-Houston, TX @ The Warsaw

Triptykon is…
Tom Gabriel Warrior – guitar, vocals
V. Santura – guitar, vocals
Norman Lonhard – drums, percussion
Vanja Slajh – bass

For more information…
www.myspace.com/triptykonofficial
www.centurymedia.com
www.decibelmagazine.com
www.stereogum.com/category/haunting-the-chapel

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SHADOWS FALL AND AOL NOISECREEP DEBUT EXCLUSIVE LIVE TRACK ‘A PUBLIC EXECUTION’ TODAY!

September 30th, 2010
by Celtic Bob

Massachusetts metal machine SHADOWS FALL and AOL Music’s resident metal website Noisecreep.com have just debuted an exclusive live track, ‘A Public Execution’, cut from the band’s upcoming CD/DVD set titled Madness in Manila. The set is poised for release on October 25th, 2010, and marks the impressive 15 year anniversary of SHADOWS FALL! Head over to AOL Noisecreep to stream the track!

The band is offering an amazing pre-order offer for the Madness in Manila set, including three separate package options! See below for all pre-order options, and click the links to order your bundle:

Pre- Order – Madness in Manila CD/DVD set – $18

Pre- Order Bundle #1 – Madness in Manila CD/DVD set, exclusive SHADOWS FALL t-shirt – $28 **

Pre- Order Bundle #2 – Madness in Manila CD/DVD set, exclusive SHADOWS FALL t-shirt, exclusive Madness in Manila 3-D laminate (only 100 being made) – $32 **

** Includes signed booklet while supplies last.

SHADOWS FALL’s first visit to Manila, Philippines came when many bands weren’t performing in the city, but through the immense devotion of their fans, the band had a massive, unprecedented reception. In April 2009, the band made their triumphant return to the Philippines to headline the Pulp Summer Slam Festival in Manila for over 22,000 people! Madness in Manila chronicles this event, and includes over 60 minutes of live footage, pryo and all, and various little gems from their 2009 Far East tour. Bonus footage includes video from the Philippines show performance of ‘Redemption’ and ‘Venomous’, the Japan Club Citta show performance of ‘The Light That Blinds’, and the Korean show performance of ‘Thoughts Without Words’. Also included with the DVD is an audio CD of the performance!

“It took multiple cameras and killer audio mix to capture the explosive energy and maniacal crowd of the Pulp Summer Slam, and this DVD does just that,” states vocalist Brian Fair. “This was our first performance after completing the recording of Retribution, so we came out swinging with new songs, ready to attack the stage. The crowd of 22,000 in Manila gave us an overwhelming welcome and absolutely destroyed the place. Lots of metal, pyro and Red horse beer. It truly was Madness in Manila.”

See below for the CD tracklisting:

1. The Light That Blinds
2. Forevermore
3. Failure Of The Devout
4. Crushing Belial
5. Burning The Lives
6. A Public Execution
7. Casting Shade
8. Destroyer Of Senses
9. What Drives The Weak
10. The Power of I and I
11. Enlightened By The Cold
12. Thoughts Without Words
13. Inspiration On Demand
14. War
15. The Great Collapse
16. Redemption

SHADOWS FALL recently announced a new slew of dates that will take them all over Asia in the coming weeks! The tour will have them returning to the site of the DVD filming, Manila, Philippines! See below for all current dates.

CURRENT TOUR DATES IN ASIA:
9/30 – Bangkok, Thailand @ SCB Park, Mahisorn Hall
10/2 – Taipei, Taiwan @ KHS Auditorium
10/4 – Zeng Jiang, China @ Shiye Island, Midi Fest
10/6 – Manila, Philippines @ Stellar Night Club

For more information on SHADOWS FALL, visit these sites:

http://www.shadowsfall.com
http://www.myspace.com/shadowsfall
http://www.twitter.com/brianshadfall
http://www.twitter.com/shadowsfallband

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TEXTURES: THIRD INSTRUCTIONAL GUITAR VIDEO NOW ONLINE

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

TEXTURES 7-string guitarist Bart Hennephof has uploaded a third instructional video explaining “some of the coolest riffs used in the songs by TEXTURES” for his “Inside The Songs” series.  This new video offers an inside look into playing “Old Days Born Anew” from the band’s third album Silhouettes (2008).

States Hennephof: “Some cool thrashy parts and full-speed picking going on in this one.  I’m explaining the riffs and also a bit about the gear and effects we use in this song. Stay tuned for more riffage!”

View the video for “Stream Of Consciousness” (from 2006’s Drawing Circleshere.  View the video for “Laments Of An Icarus” (from 2008’s Silhouettes) here.

The band’s follow-up to 2008’s Silhouettes is due out in 2011.

Visit TEXTURES online at www.texturesband.com, www.myspace.com/textures, and www.youtube.com/texturestv.

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Helsinki Metal Meeting 2011

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

The three day Helsinki Metal Meeting will take place at the Cable Factory from February 17-19, 2011. German metal legends ACCEPT will headline the Saturday, February 19th.

More artists will be announced on October 25 and tickets for the event will go on sale on November 1.

The annual confab brings together industry professionals from around the globe, as well as native and international acts at the Cable Factory, in downtown Helsinki.

You can find more information at Myspace.com/finnishmetalexpo

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SIXX: A.M.- New Album Nears Completion

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx’ SIXX: A.M. will record an album to be released in conjunction with Sixx’s new book, This Is Gonna Hurt, with songs inspired by Sixx’s photographs. Producer/engineer/songwriter James Michael has checked in with an update on the record.

With regards to the book This Is Gonna Hurt, the William Morrow Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers has announced March 22nd as the release date for This Is Gonna Hurt. The 224 page hardcover will feature a foreword by Sixx’s ex-girlfriend, tattoo artist and star of reality TV show L.A. Ink, Kat Von D.

In an August 31st Twitter posting, Sixx wrote: “So happy I just finished my new book. Next time remind me to use a ghostwriter.”

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Calibre Zero – Mexican tour and working on European tour and new album

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

Calibre Zero, a metal/rock band from Madrid, sends us the following news update:

The band will be touring Mexico for first time this October – dates below:

8/10 Zamora (Quinta Guayacán)

9/10 México D.F. (El Chopo in the morning)

9/10 México D.F. (Blue Factor)

12/10 México D.F. (Est. Underground San Lázaro)

14/10 Ecatepec (Clandestino)

15/10 Cuernavaca (Rincón de María)

16/10 Celaya (TBA)

20/10 Puebla (Show for Sicom Tv in the morning)

20/10 Puebla (Rockutla Club)

22/10 Hidalgo (Progreso de Obregón)

23/10 Huauchinango (La casa de Carranza)

The band is going to be recording a brand new album during November. The release of the new cd will be in the beginning of 2011.

Calibre Zero will be touring again Europe during three weeks in March 2011. The band has booked shows in Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and France already. All the dates will be make public in some weeks.

By the way everyone can be informed about all our news in our official Facebook page directly managed by ourselves http://www.facebook.com/pages/Calibre-Zero-Official/133787716644600

This is a link for seeing our last video. A live recording for the Spanish Tv Show “Una vuelta por” broadcasted in Castilla La Mancha Tv http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O9IcavURgM

www.myspace.com/calibrezerorock

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Broken Melody signed new booking deal with Metal Maniac Agency

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

The Italy based melodic heavy metal band BROKEN MELODY, want to let you know some huge news around. The band signed a new booking deal with Metal Maniac Agency for an European Tour in February 2011 and soon you’ll get the show list on Myspace. The band also completed the composition of the new album and they are aiming for a great change of label. Broken Melody are starting a little Acoustic Tour for this winter with some electric shows that will bring for the first time on stage a preview of a new song from the new album. In the next days, the band will present on Myspace a sneak peek for a limited time of a new song. Stay tuned, more information about the USA tour and South America tour coming next month.

Info:
http://www.myspace.com/brokenmelody01
http://www.broken-melody.com
or find us on Facebook!!! Just write BROKEN MELODY!!!

Official shop:
http://brokenmelody.bigcartel.com/

Official Youtube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/brokenmelodych

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BEHEMOTH DVD “EVANGELIA HERETIKA” DVD landing page now live

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG
BEHEMOTH "EVANGELIA HERETIKA" (DVD)

BEHEMOTH "EVANGELIA HERETIKA" (DVD)

Evangelia Heretika landing page contains pre-orders, bundle offers & first sneak peak at the DVD!

In preparation for the release of BEHEMOTH’s second-ever DVD; titled Evangelia Heretika out on November 9th, 2010, Metal Blade Records has created a landing page for fans of the king’s of blackened death metal. The landing page for the Evangelia Heretika DVD is host to a pre-order for the release, bundle offers including the limited edition pressing of the band’s highly successful release Evangelion on vinyl (more details below), and the first video clip taken from the DVD to give fans a sneak peak of the content. Go HERE to check it out.

Vocalist and guitarist Nergal comments; “We’ve been through hell and back to make this release happen. I know we only have a few DVD’s in our catalogue so far but they are not even close to what you are gonna experience with EVANGELIA HERETIKA! Expect approximately 5 hours of essential Behemoth. Long-time Behemoth artistic collaborator, Graal, has provided us with some of his most disturbing and completed visuals to date.”

BEHEMOTH Evangelia Heretika DVD Content: 3 Discs Featuring 2 full shows (live in Paris 2008 and Live in Warsaw 2009), Every BEHEMOTH music video ever made, Evangelion tour documentary featuring band interviews plus tons of backstage footage; a total of 5 hours of material including a bonus Live in Warsaw Audio CD.

DVD I
LIVE IN WARSAW 2009 E.V.
RECORDED: 25.IX.2009 AT STODOLA, WARSAW, POLAND

1. INTRO
2. OV FIRE AND THE VOID
3. DEMIGOD
4. PAN SATYROS
5. SHEMHAMFORASH
6. CONQUER ALL
7. DECADE OV THERION
8. WOLVES GUARD MY COFFIN
9. CHRISTIANS TO THE LIONS
10. AT THE LEFT HAND OV GOD
11. SLAVES SHALL SERVE
12. AS ABOVE SO BELOW
13. DRUM SOLO
14. LAM
15. ALAS, LORD IS UPON ME
16. ANTICHRISTIAN PHENOMENON
17. CHANT FOR EZKATON 2000 E.V.
18. LUCIFER

LIVE IN PARIS 2008 E.V.
RECORDED: 17.II.2008 AT LA LOCOMOTIVE, PARIS, FRANCE

1. ROME 64 C.E.
2. SLAYING THE PROPHETS OV ISA
3. ANTICHRISTIAN PHENOMENON
4. DEMIGOD
5. FROM THE PAGAN VASTLANDS
6. CONQUER ALL
7. PROMETHERION
8. DRUM SOLO
9. SLAVES SHALL SERVE
10. AS ABOVE SO BELOW
11. AT THE LEFT HAND OV GOD
12. SUMMONING OV THE ANCIENT ONES
13. CHRISTGRINDING AVENUE
14. CHRISTIANS TO THE LIONS
15. SCULPTING THE THRONE OV SETH
16. DECADE OV THERION
17. CHANT FOR EZKATON 2000 E.V.
18. I GOT ERECTION
19. PURE EVIL & HATE

DVD II
DOCUMENTARIES

1. EVANGELIA NOVA
2. DE ARTE HERETIKA

VIDEOS AND BONUS MATERIAL
1. DECADE OV THERION
2. AS ABOVE SO BELOW
3. CONQUER ALL
4. SLAVES SHALL SERVE
5. PROMETHERION
6. AT THE LEFT HAND OV GOD
7. INNER SANCTUM
8. OV FIRE AND THE VOID
9. ALAS, LORD IS UPON ME

CD III
BONUS AUDIO CD – LIVE IN WARSAW 2009 E.V.

1. INTRO
2. OV FIRE AND THE VOID
3. DEMIGOD
4. PAN SATYROS
5. SHEMHAMFORASH
6. CONQUER ALL
7. DECADE OV THERION
8. WOLVES GUARD MY COFFIN
9. CHRISTIANS TO THE LIONS
10. AT THE LEFT HAND OV GOD
11. SLAVES SHALL SERVE
12. AS ABOVE SO BELOW
13. DRUM SOLO
14. LAM
15. ALAS, LORD IS UPON ME
16. ANTICHRISTIAN PHENOMENON
17. CHANT FOR EZKATON 2000 E.V.
18. LUCIFER

Evangelia Heretika will be released in the US via Metal Blade Records (November 9th, 2010), in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records, and in Poland via Mystic Records.

Evangelion is also available on vinyl as a limited, hand numbered package that includes Evangelion as a picture disc, a BEHEMOTH patch, poster, and booklet with lyrics and photos. Go HERE to check out this amazing collector’s item.

http://www.behemoth.pl
http://www.myspace.com/behemoth
http://www.facebook.com/behemoth
http://www.youtube.com/user/Behemothofficial

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WOLVSERPENT Kick Off Fall Tour in Denver

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

Boise, ID’s most intriguing export, the newly-christened WOLVSERPENT have hit the road, and will be kicking off their first-ever full US tour in Denver, CO, supported by the enigmatic Velnias. During the month-long trek, the ghostly duo will will be playing their upcoming opus Blood Seed in its overwhelming entirely, unraveling their haunting gothic tapestries of violin and doom, ambient and pathos, upon an army of strangers.  WOLVSERPENT will be joined along their left-hand path by their friends and allies in Locrian, Ehnahre, Oak, Subrosa, and more.

Blood Seed, the group’s fourth full-length (and first under the WOLVSERPENT name) will be released on 500 slabs of virgin vinyl by the ever-evolutionary 20 Buck Spin on October 5, 2010. The entire album is now streaming on the 20 Buck Spin website – immerse yourself here: http://www.20buckspin.com/site/wolvserpent-blood-seed-lp-full-album-stream/

WOLVSERPENT FALL TOUR DATES

Sept 30 Denver CO @ The Further Shop w/ Velnias

Oct 2 Milwaukee @ Borg Ward

Oct 3 Chicago IL @ Enemy w/ Locrian

Oct 4 Columbus OH @ Carabar w/ Bringers of Disease

Oct 5 Brooklyn NY @ Archeron w/ Archon and Bezoar

Oct 7 Boston MA @ Starlab w/ Ehnahre

Oct 8 Greenfield MA @ John Doe Jr. w/ Ehnahre

Oct 9 Ithaca NY @ Warehouse w/ Ehnahre

Oct 10 far Rockaway NY @ Red Light District w/ Ehnahre

Oct 11 Baltimore MD @ Golden West w/ Oak and Ehnahre

Oct 12 Chapel Hill NC @ Nightlight w/ Ehnahre

Oct 13 Charlotte NC @ The Milestone w Ehnahre

Oct 14 Atlanta GA @ Eyedrum w/ Ehnahre

Oct 15 Nashville TN @ Little Hamilton w/ Loss, Mourner and Ehnahre

Oct 16 Memphis TN @ Poplar Lounge w/ Ehnahre and Dead-I-On

Oct 17 Little Rock AR @ Downtown music w/ Pallbearer and Ehnahre

Oct 19 New Orleans LA @ Mudlark Theatre

Oct 20 Austin TX @ Red 7 w/ Javalina

Oct 21 Las Cruces NM @ The Trainyard w/ Yazata

Oct 22 Phoenix @25th St and Chambers w/GOG

Oct 24 Las Vegas NV @ Brass Lounge w/ Dead Neon

Oct 25 Salt Lake City UT @ Burt’s Tiki w/ Subrosa

Oct 29-31 @ VAC Boise ID

Nov 4 Seattle WA @ The Comet w/(a) Story of Rats

Nov 6 Eugene OR @ The Gup w/ Rye Wolves and Vivimancer


Visit: www.wolvserpent.com

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SPIRITUAL BEAST Release new METAL SAFARI album

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

After 4 years of making, Japan’s premier Extreme Metallers, METAL SAFARI is finally releasing their long-awaited sophomore album.   Centered around award-winning future guitar heror HIRO (endorsed user of KRANK Amps and Caparison Guitars), emotional screaming beast INA, and young powerhouse drummer YAZU (endorsed user of Mapex Drums and Firce Cymbals), along with their big friend JUN on bass (also endorsed user of Caparison Guitars), they were “proud to be independent”, releasing demo recordings on the internet, shooting music videos on their own, and handing more than 20,000 demo CDs to the fans of national/international metal acts, all without any support from labels.     With the release of the debut album “Return To My Blood” in May 2006, METAL SAFARI gained more and more public attentions, resulting in an appearance at the biggest Rock Festival in Taiwan, “FORMOZ FESTIVAL 2006″. The momentum continued, and METAL SAFARI went out on a 6-date headlining Asian tour in 2007, playing in Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China, where they headlined “MODERN SKY FESTIVAL 2007″. The popular demands also brought them to Europe, where they participated in 12-date tour throughout Poland alongside of such acts as VIRGIN SNATCH, THY DISEASE, and MAHAVATAR. METAL SAFARI earned their place in the history of Japanese metal as the first-ever extreme metal band played in the mainland China, and also as the first metal band ever toured in Poland (after visual-kei rockers DIR EN GREY). These are ALL done independently, without any support from labels.   Domestically, METAL SAFARI participated twice in “Ju-Ongaku-Sai” (Heavy Music Fest), the biggest festival of Japanese metal/hardcore bands, first as one of the main stage acts and then as the headliner. METAL SAFARI also supported THY WILL BE DONE and CALIBAN on their Japan tours, and shared the stage with from LOUDNESS to EDGE OF SPIRIT, or to SUNS OWL and BLOOD STAIN CHILD. Not only did these activities put them at #7 of domestic independent bands of all genres, #1 of Metal bands, #1 of Hardcore bands, and #1 of Thrash bands in “Top Artist Chart” on MySpace.com, but METAL SAFARI became the most-awaited Japanese band to play at “LOUD PARK”, the biggest metal festival in Japan.   Now, with a new album “Prisoner” and a deal with SPIRITUAL BEAST, they are ready to take the world by storm!!   A short video trailer of the album can be seen here:     Two songs are currently available for streaming at AirPlayDirect where radio stations can also download them for airplay.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

October 22, 2010: Shinsaibashi Club Drop, Osaka, Japan
October 30, 2010: Shibuya Cyclone, Tokyo, Japan (one-man release party!)

For more information,  visit:

http://www.spiritual-beast.com
http://www.metalsafari.com

http://www.myspace.com/metalsafari
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=MetalSafariTokyo

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NOCTEM RELEASSES NEW VIDEO AND SIGNS WITH “THE FLAMING ARTS AGENCY”

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

“Divinity” video is now released; with the collaboration of Christos Antoniou (Septic Flesh) in the orchestral arrangements and a team formed by more than 80 people, the third video from the Noctem’s debut album “Divinity” (Noisehead Records.2009) is the last and most epic visual opus from the spanish extreme metal band.

Directed by Miguel Angel Font Bisier (“Across Heracles Towards”) from Ht Prods.

The spanish extreme metal band also announces their signing with “The Flaming Arts”, well-known Booking and Management agency in the international metal scene (Septic Flesh, Hate, Blood Red Throne, Sybreed, Cattle Decapitation and more).

In Noctem’s own words: “We’re really satisfied with this next step in our career; working with a so professional agency like The Flaming Arts is a real honor for us”.

In the words of “The Flaming Arts agency”: “We’ve worked already couple of times together and it was always a pleasure to see such serious and hard working band. I really like the way Noctem is taking care of their career. We are happy to announce them in our roster and help them to achieve new level”.

www.myspace.com/noctemofficial

www.noctemofficial.com (new website coming soon)

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BONDED BY BLOOD BACK ON THE ROAD WITH NEW FRONTMAN

September 30th, 2010
by EvilG

BONDED BY BLOOD have announced that MAURO GONZALES from MUTANTS OF WAR will front the band on all 2010 North American tour dates following the departure of JOSE BARRALES, who has left the band to pursue a new career path. The band has given a brief statement on the situation:

“After 5 long years of hard work and dedication our vocalist and friend Jose Barrales has decided to part ways with the band due to personal and financial reasons. We all wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors! We have, however, moved forward and found a great replacement for the upcoming tours. He is a friend, fan and a great singer named Mauro Gonzalez from local band Mutants of War. We have been rehearsing with Mauro non-stop for the upcoming 2010 calendar and can’t wait to hit the road!  Refreshed and recharged Bonded By Blood is ready to crush your face in like never before! Be sure to catch us all at our upcoming tour dates with Early Man/Evile and Overkill/Forbidden/Gama Bomb!”

BONDED BY BLOOD
‘s North American tour – which starts September 30th in Tulsa, Oklahoma – will go ahead as planned with the newly recruited frontman.

Departing singer JOSE BARRALES comments:

“Since BBB is leaving on tour today, I’ve decided to let you all know that I have left the band.  It was one of the hardest decisions I have had to make in a very long time and it crushes me to do so, but I just couldn’t continue any longer.

“For the past two to three years, I have been struggling with financial, personal, band and family problems that seemed to get even more chaotic as time went by. I don’t really want to go into detail on my personal reason on why I left the band; what I really want to say in this announcement is thank you – thank you to all the bands, fans and friends that helped me out on the road, thank you for believing in me and BBB, thank you for all the support.

“As for BBB, they will continue without me. For the past couple of weeks they have been rehearsing with a good friend of ours, Mauro Gonzales, from the band Mutants Of War. I only hope you guys treat him with the same respect you treated me.

“As for me, I will be around.  I will never leave the music world, but for now, I need to fix some problems of my own.  I hope you respect my decision and hope one day I can be on stage once again.  One last thank you to everyone at Earache: Dig, Dan, Ali, Talita, Al, Summer, Rich and Ant.  Ruben, Jerry, Juan and Alex: you guys will never be forgotten, best five years ever. Give them hell, fuckers!”
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