AUTOPSY LAUNCHES ‘THE TOMB WITHIN’ MINI-SITE ‘The Tomb Within’ EP out this October on Peaceville Records

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG
Autopsy 'The Tomb Within'

Autopsy 'The Tomb Within'

CALIFORNIA – San Francisco Bay Area gore legend, Autopsy, has launched a mini-site at:  http://www.peaceville.com/autopsy/ in anticipation of their first EP of newly recorded tracks since officially reforming last year, titled, ‘The Tomb Within’.  The new mini-site features audio samples of each of the EP’s five gut-wrenching tracks, as well as an in studio video trailer for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the forthcoming musical bloodbath, to be released on October 5th on Peaceville Records.

‘The Tomb Within’ EP was recorded in mid-July 2010 at Fantasy Studios with Adam Munoz, and unites the original trio of Chris Reifert, Danny Coralles, and Eric Cutler, joined on bass by Joe Trevisano (ex-Abscess).  It is the band’s first album of newly recorded tracks in over a decade.  Cover art is supplied by renowned fantasy/horror artist Matt Cavotta.

The track list for ‘The Tomb Within’ is…

1. The Tomb Within
2. My Corpse Shall Rise
3. Seven Skulls
4. Human Genocide
5. Mutant Village

Autopsy decided to make an official comeback after working together on two songs for the special 20th anniversary edition of their debut album, Severed Survival, in late 2008.  The band had originally decided to split before the release of their 4th album, Shitfun, in 1995.

The 12” vinyl edition of ‘The Tomb Within’ comes with a free poster of the stunning cover artwork, and is limited to just 1000 numbered copies.  It can be pre-ordered at: http://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/product/261/2264/.  The CD edition can be pre-ordered at: http://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/product/261/2265/, and will include a special limited postcard.

Autopsy emerged in 1987, and had an almost immediate impact on the global underground heavy metal scene.  Frontman Chris Reifert was already known due to his work as drummer with Florida’s highly respected extreme metal combo, Death, along with Chuck Schuldiner.  Autopsy’s debut album, Severed Survival, was unleashed in 1989 on Peaceville Records, and the band went on to become true legends in the death metal scene, recording four studio albums in total, before splitting up in the mid 90’s.

Autopsy issued the following statement about their reformation and the forthcoming EP…

“As many of you know, for years it has been repeatedly stated that Autopsy was over with and done for good.  While that was indeed true for a long span of time, it is no longer the case.  Autopsy has come to the solid realization that the time is now right to resume their mission of gore soaked death metal brutality and to fulfill this mission with maximum intensity.  Make no mistake about it, Autopsy is not about reliving the past, basking in nostalgia or riding on efforts from years long gone.  The band is hungry to devour fresh minds and souls and has been amassing an arsenal of new and deathly material to unleash upon those who also hunger for such brutality.  The surgical instruments are being sharpened and a pure death metal assault of the most horrific order is underway as you read these very words.  On behalf of the band, thanks goes out to all who relented and simply would not allow this beast to remain in the grave.  Your persistence will be met with unspeakable and unapologetic sonic atrocities. Let the blood flow….”

Head to www.peaceville.com for more information on Autopsy, and ‘The Tomb Within’.

Autopsy is…

Chris Reifert – drums/vocals
Danny Coralles – guitar
Eric Cutler – guitar
Joe Trevisano – bass

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TEXTURES ANNOUNCES NEW KEYBOARD PLAYER

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG
TEXTURES ANNOUNCES NEW KEYBOARD PLAYER

TEXTURES ANNOUNCES NEW KEYBOARD PLAYER

The members of Dutch extreme progressive technical metal band TEXTURES are proud to announce the addition of new keyboard and sample-maestro Uri Dijk to their line-up.

According to the band, “This past summer Uri helped out by filling in on keyboards [our] festival appearances.  During the rehearsals and live shows, there was a strong personal and musical connection between Uri and the members of TEXTURES, which made [us] decide to ask Uri to join TEXTURES as a full member.  Uri gladly accepted, which means TEXTURES is a 6-piece again after a small period being without a keyboard player.”

Uri comments about joining TEXTURES:

“First of all, I am honored to have been asked to join TEXTURES.  This is an opportunity that doesn’t come along every day, and let’s be honest, how could I refuse?  Getting to know the guys in the past few weeks has shown me that the spirit of TEXTURES is as much alive as ever and that this is just an amazing group of friends who have worked very hard to bring mind-blowing music to the world.  I feel privileged to be able to become a part of this and I am happy the band is now complete again.  I hope I can bring as much atmosphere and musicality to the band and its music as [former keyboard player] Richard [Rietdijk] did.  We are back in business!”

TEXTURES adds the following about Uri joining the band:

“To see Richard leave shortly after the departure of [lead singer] Eric [Kalsbeek], was quite a blow for us.  Richard was a part of the band from the beginning, so it would feel pretty weird to fit a new person in that role.  But after Uri joined us to help us out for the live shows, it felt really good to have a well-skilled person on keys again.  It was such a good experience with Uri that we couldn’t see ourselves moving on without him.  Uri is more than a well-skilled synth-maestro and besides, he’s an amazing guy to be around.  We are very glad that Uri accepted the position and we are working very hard to write new material.  We are working on taking it to the next level, so be ready!!”

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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ENSLAVED: TRACK-BY-TRACK COMMENTARY SERIES, PART 2

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG
Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini

Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini

In the second of nine installments, bassist/vocalist Grutle Kjellson and rhythm guitarist/songwriter Ivar Bjørnson of the progressive/psychedelic Norwegian black metal band ENSLAVED offer commentary on the songs that will appear on the band’s new album Axioma Ethica Odini, which is scheduled for release in Europe on September 27th and in North America on September 28th.

Grutle on “Raidho”:

“A signature Ivar-song.  Full of cool riffs, both straight forward and a little bit weird, too!  A bit complex, still a very enjoyable song to arrange vocals on.  This was the first song me and Herbrand [Larsen, keyboard player and clean vocalist] did the vocal arrangements for on Axioma Ethica Odini and one of the first we recorded (I remember ‘Giants’ being the very first).  This song turned out to be one of the most brutal songs on the album, and probably the one containing the most harsh vocals.  Love this one, and am really looking forward to playing it live.”

Ivar on “Raidho”:

“’Raidho’ is a song where the song title and the song itself are very closely linked.  The title itself is the name of a rune that translated to travel, vehicle and so on.  My ambition was to make a song that would convey the feeling of travel; try to depict a ‘moving wheel’ through riffing.  It turned out that quite a lot of ENSLAVED’s music had this feeling.  If that is a coincidence or not sounds too much like quack-speculation, but I do come from a family of travelers, sailors, and even whalers (‘ey, don’t go Greenpeace on me now!).  Perhaps this ‘nomadic’ feeling is our connection to Motörhead… one of Metal’s hardest touring bands?  Anyways, when I separated the rhythmic guitar voice (there’s one ‘straight-ahead-guitar’ with the chords, and one ‘drone’ with a rhythmic pattern) and had the drums follow that, I discovered we had what I would almost call a Motörhead-part – which turned out to be the middle-section.  I am not a fan of ‘explaining’ lyrics as it limits the reader’s potential for exploration and self-reflection. This one, however, is quite easy to decipher on the surface at least – then again, there are so many ways to travel…”

Click here to read Part 1 of the commentary on “Ethica Odini.”

Fans interested in creating an official entry for ENSLAVED’s video contest for the track “Ethica Odini” can obtain details hereContest ends Thursday, September 30th. Read the rest of this entry »

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IMMOLATION: Entire New York Show Available for Streaming

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG

New York death metal legends, IMMOLATION, recently played its first club show in seven years at New York City’s Webster Hall as part of the Blackened Music Series sponsored. Stream or download the concert at the following location http://culture.wnyc.org/articles/music-hub/2010/sep/08/no-cover-immolation. This link was brought to us courtesy of WNYC an NPR (National Public Radio) station.
IMMOLATION will headline a US tour this Fall in support of their Nuclear Blast debut, Majesty and Decay. Joining them will be the Polish death metal tank and label mates VADER, along with ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, LECHEROUS NOCTURNE, and PATHOLOGY:

IMMOLATION, VADER, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, LECHEROUS NOCTURNE, PATHOLOGY
9/29     Baltimore, MD – Sonar
9/30     Farmingdale , NY – Crazy Donkey
10/1     Providence, RI – Club Hell
10/2     Manchester , NH – Rocko’s
10/3     Montreal, ON – Foufounes Electriques
10/4     Toronto, ON – MOD Club
10/5     Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
10/6     Detroit, MI – Blondie’s
10/7     Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
10/8     St Paul , MN – Station4
10/10   Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/11   Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
10/12   Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
10/13   San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
10/14   West Hollywood, CA – The Whiskey
10/15   Santa Ana ,CA – The Galaxy
10/16   Ramona , CA – Ramona Mainstage
10/17   Mesa, AZ – U.B.’s
10/18   Tucson, AZ – The Rock
10/20   Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/21   Houston, TX – The Warsaw
10/22   Tulsa, OK – Marquee
10/23   Louisville, KY – Uncle Pleasants
10/24   Raleigh, NC – Volume 11
10/25   Springfield, VA – Jaxx
10/26   Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
10/27   Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
10/28   Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club

Reduced service charge tickets will go on sale today through www.Enterthevault.com. On sale at all major ticketing services after June 4, 2010.

IMMOLATION’s latest release Majesty and Decay was recorded at Sound Studios in New York with longtime producer Paul Orofino. Mixing duties were handled this time by Zack Ohren (DECREPIT BIRTH, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH). Cover art was created by Pär Olofsson (THE FACELESS, IMMORTAL, ABYSMAL DAWN). IMMOLATION recently wrapped the “Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour” as direct support to NILE.

Visit IMMOLATION online at www.myspace.com/IMMOLATIONwww.EVERLASTINGFIRE.com

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THE BOY WILL DROWN PREPARING FOR TOUR, FORCED TO CANCEL FIRST SHOWS

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG

British technical death metal sensations THE BOY WILL DROWN have been forced to cancel the first few shows of their upcoming European tour.

THE BOY WILL DROWN will no longer be playing the first shows on the opening UK leg and will now kick off the tour on September 30th at the Purple Turtle in London.

To celebrate the tour, THE BOY WILL DROWN’s debut album, FETISH, is on sale on iTunes now until the end of October.  Get the album now for the special tour price of £4.49 at http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/fetish/id315963636

THE BOY WILL DROWN drummer ED discusses the band’s recent activities and the upcoming tour:

“Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel the start of our tour due to lack of money.  Our earnings were drastically cut and we couldn’t afford to do it, what with the renting of a van etc.  So our tour is kicking off with Wreck Of The Minotaur in London on September 30th!

“Liam has been, and still is, on holiday at the moment, so the rest of us have been practising at home and trying to get ourselves ready for our longest tour to date.  I think we’re all gonna be spending some of our earnings on new/more equipment.  I know I’m looking forward to playing on NON-BROKEN cymbals!

“A week going up and down the country with The Bridal Procession should be ace, we’re all really looking forward to playing with those guys and Heights.  Galleons are on a few of the shows as well, and we’ve got some more tours lined up with them for next year already.  I’ve been chatting to a few of them and they seem safe boys.  Heavy drinkers and smokers by all accounts, so I suppose we’ll have to be out partying every night…  Oh it’s a hard life ain’t it, haha.

“After that, it’s back over to Europe again which we always enjoy so much!  We’re spending three days in Italy so we’re hoping to get some sight-seeing in too.  Soak up the culture.  I think we have one or two days rest after Europe and then it’s back on the road with Eradication for a week.  It’s gonna be hard, but we always end up loving every minute of it…  Apart from the van getting gased out with farts, haha!”

Catch THE BOY WILL DROWN live throughout the UK and Europe at the following shows:

THE BOY WILL DROWN w/ WRECK OF THE MINOTAUR
30 Sep 2010 London, UK – The Purple Turtle

THE BOY WILL DROWN w/ THE BRIDAL PROCESSION
1 Oct 2010 Bournemouth, UK – iBar
2 Oct 2010 Birmingham, UK – Eddie’s
4 Oct 2010 Glasgow, UK – The Classic Grand
5 Oct 2010 Aberdeen, UK – The Tunnels
6 Oct 2010 Grimsby, UK – Matrix
7 Oct 2010 Reading, UK – The Facebar

THE BOY WILL DROWN w/ FORGET TO FORGIVE
08 Oct 2010 Hasselt, Belgium – TBC
09 Oct 2010 Alpen aan den Rijn, Netherlands – Making Moshkings Festival
13 Oct 2010 Ravenna, Italy – C.C Lughe
15 Oct 2010 Vienna, Austria – Escape Metalcorner
16 Oct 2010 Paderborn, Germany – Kulturwerkstatt
17 Oct 2010 Mechelen, Belgium – JC Metteko

THE BOY WILL DROWN w/ ERADICATION
20 Oct 2010 Stoke, UK – The Sugarmill
21 Oct 2010 Bridgend, UK – Hobos
22 Oct 2010 Northampton, UK – Roadmender
23 Oct 2010 High Wycombe, UK – The White Horse
24 Oct 2010 Leeds, UK – Cockpit
25 Oct 2010 Newcastle, UK – Trillians
26 Oct 2010 Leicester, UK – Sumo Bar

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/tbwd_eurotour2010.jpg

FETISH is available worldwide on limited edition deluxe digipak CD with expanded artwork and a bonus track.  Get your copy in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_699 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_699

For more THE BOY WILL DROWN news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/tbwd

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MUTANT SUPREMACY’s Infinite Suffering Now Streaming at Hails & Horns!

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG

Brooklyn, NY’s most vicious new death squad, MUTANT SUPREMACY, have teamed up with Hails & Horns Magazine to stream their entire new album. Featuring almost an hour of grave-robbing old-school death metal brutality, Infinite Suffering was recorded at Full Force Studio in in January 2010 with Joe Cincotta (Suffocation, Internal Bleeding). The band will be celebrating the CD release at NYC’s Cake Shop tonight, desecrating the stage alongside fellow Brooklyn heshers Natur.

Check out the album HERE! http://www.hailsandhorns.com/news/mutant-supremacy-infinite-suffering-full-album-stream/

The album is now available on CD and 12″ vinyl, and features cover art by New York tattoo and visual artist John Clue. The vinyl version comes with 16×24″ poster of entire cover art (what is on the cover is a detail of the  full painting), hand written lyrics and band photo (on inner sleeve), green/black/yellow splatter pattern vinyl and limited to 500 copies.
“Morbid Dismemberment” is to be featured on the soundtrack to the Namco/Bandai video game Splatterhouse, scheduled for release fall 2010, appearing along side Goatwhore, Terrorizer, The Haunted, Municipal Waste, High on Fire and Mastodon. A portion of the song is featured in the games current trailer, and is viewable on the game’s website, http://www.splatterhousegame.com, or here:

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Noctis IV: Metal Fest – Sept 24 & 25

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG

Calgary, Alta. Canada: (September 8, 2010) Scarab Metal Productions is putting the final touches on the Noctis IV Metal Fest and Conference. The festival is taking place over two days at the University of Calgary’s MacEwan Hall Ballroom. Headlining the event, are German thrash gods, SODOM in a rare North American appearance. Sub headliners include grinders ROTTEN SOUND from Finland, and legendary death metallers INCANTATION (USA). Making a first Canadian appearance will be the pagan/war metal act METSATOLL from Estonia, and giving folk metal fans something to rejoice will be Swedish folk metal band, MANEGARM. Lending the festival an evil twist will be the up and coming black rock occultists THE DEVIL’S BLOOD from the Netherlands; reclusive black metallers ROOT from the Czech Republic; and brutal death/war metal act MARTIAL BARRAGE from Manitoba. Completing the international line-up are MIDNIGHT, speed metal hellions from the USA. Other Canadian acts on the bill include tech/prog metal act DIVINITY, from Calgary, whose recent release The Singularity has met with outstanding international reviews, and STRIKER, a speed metal act from Edmonton, recently recruited for the 2011 Headbangers Open Air Festival in Germany. Also appearing from Calgary are death/thrashers MARK OF CAIN, prog/power act VIATHYN, and new death/doomers, OMINOSITY, all with recent CD releases.

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STREAM OF PASSION to tour Canada for the first time

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG
STREAM OF PASSION

STREAM OF PASSION

Napalm recording artists STREAM OF PASSION are thrilled to announce their upcoming Canadian tour dates! For the first time in its history, the band will cross the ocean to bring their energetic live performance to the Québec and Ontario regions. STREAM OF PASSION will be performing together with Canadian bands Unexpect and Manahil. Here are the CONFIRMED dates + venues:

October 12 @ Bar Le Cactus (Rimouski)
October 13 @ Le Zaricot (Saint-Hyacinthe)
October 14 @ L’Impérial (Québec)
October 15 @ Côté-Cour (Jonquière)
October 16 @ Petit-Théatre (Rouyn-Noranda)
October 17 @ Bar Le Magog (Sherbrooke)
October 19 @ Sneaky Dee’s (Toronto)
October 20 @ Café Campus (Montréal)

In the words of lead singer Marcela Bovio: “We’re incredibly excited to play in Canada for the first time and share our passion and energy with the Canadian people. We’re truly in our element when we’re performing live, so you can be sure we’ll be giving everything we’ve got on stage! À tout à l’heure!”   PRESS + RADIO: Please get in touch ASAP for guest-list spots!!!

In other STREAM OF PASSION news, the band has filmed an exclusive Vlog in anticipation of their Canadian tour where they bake a special Canada-themed cake! This STREAM OF PASSION Vlog can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNRLHc5qDJ8

For more info, consult www.streamofpassion.com and www.napalmrecords.com.

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WE WISH YOU A METAL XMAS AND A HEADBANGING NEW YEAR SPECIAL EDITION 2CD

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG

WE WISH YOU A METAL XMAS AND A HEADBANGING NEW YEAR

WE WISH YOU A METAL XMAS AND A HEADBANGING NEW YEAR

~Complete With A Bonus Disc!~
~Stuffing Your Stocking September 21, 2010~

New York, NY (September 9, 2010)—Imagine this: It’s December and you hear the knock of Christmas carolers at your door. You go to your front stoop to be greeted by members of ZZ Top, Motörhead, Anvil, Whitesnake, Them Crooked Vultures, and Alice Cooper. Is that how you prefer your holiday cheer delivered? Then consider yourself on Eagle Rock’s Christmas list! We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year Special Edition will be released as a 2CD set on September 21. [MSRP $15.98]
We Wish You A Metal Xmas is a headbanging holiday treat, with hard rock and heavy metal-charged versions of your favorite joyful tunes. This revved up 2010 version is completed with four new tracks from the companion EP released in 2009.

The late great Ronnie James Dio, Lemmy Kilmister, Alice Cooper, Billy F Gibbons (ZZ Top), Geoff Tate (Queensryche), and Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures), in addition to many others, crank out some fierce and festive merriment on classics like “Run Rudolph Run,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” and “Silver Bells.” The four bonus tracks include “O Christmas Tree,” featuring Doro Pesch and Michael Schenker, “Auld Lang Syne,” performed by Girlschool, “Frosty The Snowman,” featuring Steve “Lips” Kudlow (Anvil) and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” featuring Dez Fafara (DevilDriver) and Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake).

Deck the halls with boughs of rocking!

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.

Track Listing:
Disc 1:
1.)   We Wish You A Merry Christmas
(Jeff Scott Soto / Bruce Kulick / Bob Kulick / Chris Wyse / Ray Luzier)

2.)  Run Rudolph Run
(Lemmy / Billy F Gibbons / Dave Grohl)

3.)  Santa Claws Is Coming To Town
(Alice Cooper / John 5 / Billy Sheehan / Vinny Appice)

4.)  God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
(Ronnie James Dio / Tony Iommi / Rudy Sarzo / Simon Wright)

5.)  Silver Bells
(Geoff Tate / Carlos Cavazo / James Lomenzo / Ray Luzier)

6.)  Little Drummer Boy
(Dug Pinnick / George Lynch / Billy Sheehan / Simon Phillips)

7.)  Santa Claus Is Back In Town
(Tim Ripper Owens / Steve Morse / Juan Garcia / Marco Mendoza / Vinny Appice)

8.)  Silent Night
(Chuck Billy / Scott Ian / Jon Donais / Chris Wyse / John Tempesta)

9.)  Deck The Halls
(Oni Logan / Craig Goldy / Tony Franklin / John Tempesta)

10.) Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer
(Stephen Pearcy / Tracii Guns / Bob Kulick / Billy Sheehan / Greg Bissonette)

11.) Rocking Round The Xmas Tree
(Joe Lynn Turner / Bruce Kulick / Bob Kulick / Rudy Sarzo / Simon Wright)

12.) Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
(Tommy Shaw / Steve Lukather / Marco Mendoza / Kenny Aronoff)

Disc 2:
13.) O Christmas Tree
(Doro Pesch / Michael Schenker / Tony Franklin / Frankie Banali)

14.) Auld Lang Syne
(Girlschool)

15.) Frosty The Snowman
(Steve “Lips” Kudlow / Bumblefoot / Chris Chaney / Kenny Aronoff)

16.) Rudolph The Red Noised Reindeer
(Dez Fafara / Doug Aldrich / Blasko / John Tempesta)

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BLOOD RED THRONE ANNOUNCES MEXICAN SHOWS THIS WEEKEND

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG
BLOOD RED THRONE's 2009 album, SOULS OF DAMNATION

BLOOD RED THRONE's 2009 album, SOULS OF DAMNATION

Norwegian death metal tyrants BLOOD RED THRONE have confirmed two shows in Mexico this weekend.

The band will be making their first ever appearance in the country and will be performing on Saturday, September 11th in Mexico City, and on Sunday, September 12th in Guadalajara.

BLOOD RED THRONE guitarist DØD comments:

“Blood Red Throne is very excited to announce that we will play in Mexico for the very first time on September 11th and 12th.  Mr Hustler, our old singer, will join us for these two gigs as well, so it will be a special event for all of us!”

BLOOD RED THRONE have also confirmed a North American tour supporting DIMMU BORGIR.  The band will be joining their fellow countrymen in DIMMU BORGIR and ENSLAVED on the “Darkness Reborn Tour”, which kicks off on November 5th and runs through to mid-December.  Also appearing on the tour will be DAWN OF ASHES from Los Angeles.

BLOOD RED THRONE guitarist DØD adds:

“Finally, Blood Red Throne is making it to the US!  November 5th will be the first out of 32 gigs across the US and Canada supporting Dimmu Borgir and Enslaved.  Be prepared for this supreme Nordic metal attack this winter 2010!!!”

Catch BLOOD RED THRONE live on tour at the following shows:

BLOOD RED THRONE
Sep. 11 – Circo Volador – Mexico City, Mexico
Sep. 12 – Organic Bar – Guadalajara, Mexico

BLOOD RED THRONE w/ DIMMU BORGIR, ENSLAVED, DAWN OF ASHES
Nov. 05 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Nov. 06 – Northern Lights – Albany, NY
Nov. 07 – Recher Theater – Towson, MD
Nov. 08 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
Nov. 10 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Nov. 12 – Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 13 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
Nov. 14 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Nov. 15 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Nov. 16 – Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 18 – MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA
Nov. 19 – Edmonton Events Center – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
Nov. 21 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
Nov. 22 – The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
Nov. 23 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
Nov. 24 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
Nov. 26 – The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
Nov. 27 – The Fox Theater – Pomona, CA
Nov. 28 – The Regency Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
Nov. 30 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
Dec. 01 – Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ
Dec. 02 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
Dec. 03 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
Dec. 04 – Gothic Theater – Englewood (Denver), CO
Dec. 06 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Dec. 07 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Dec. 09 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Dec. 10 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
Dec. 11 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
Dec. 12 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – Canada
Dec. 13 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC – Canada
Dec. 14 – Imperial – Quebec City, QC – Canada

BLOOD RED THRONE’s 2009 album, SOULS OF DAMNATION, is available now worldwide.  Get your copy in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_14 or in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_14

For more BLOOD RED THRONE news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/bloodredthrone666

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ALIEN – Original Lineup Back With New Single, “Ready To Fly”

September 10th, 2010
by EvilG
Alien  "Ready To Fly"

Alien "Ready To Fly"

Alien “Ready To Fly” will be released on the 10th of Oct (10.10.10) by Manora Records.

The platinum selling Swedish AOR phenomena is back after some 22 years. “Ready To Fly” is an up to date production by Mårten Eriksson and Mats Lindfors, catching the classic Alien sound. Melodic rock at it’s best!!

“Swedens best AOR band ever are back with original line-up playing songs from their self titled 1988 debut album… probably a 9,5 out of 10… Encore of this gig is a new song called Ready To Fly, a really good power ballad that fits well with the old material and according to me it shoul get some airplay since it’s that good.”

– Planet AOR, review on ALIEN 2010 live premiere.

www.alientheband.com

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TÝR confirmed for 70000TONS OF METAL!

September 9th, 2010
by EvilG
70000 TONS OF METAL

70000 TONS OF METAL

The Vikings are taking over! Welcome to the beautiful Faroe Islands and welcome TÝR on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival. With 26 out of 40 bands on board they sail on. Where are they off to this time? You shall know soon!
The confirmed 26 out of 40 bands are:

Agent Steel
Amon Amarth
Death Angel
Ensiferum
Epica
Exodus
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Forbidden
Iced Earth
Korpiklaani
Marduk
Moonspell
Obituary
Rage
Raven
Saxon
Sodom
Sonata Arctica
Swashbuckle
Testament
Trouble
Týr
Uli Jon Roth
Unleashed
Witchburner

70000TONS OF METAL will sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to Cozumel, Mexico and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 28, 2011.

Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma’s cruise. It’s also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$249 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, all meals, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and 24 room service!

What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check out http://www.70000tons.com/ for more information and book your cabin NOW!

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SVART CROWN signs to LISTENABLE RECORDS

September 9th, 2010
by EvilG

LISTENABLE RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of French death/black metal band SVART CROWN!

Following their first effort, 2008’s Ages of Decay,SVART CROWN is back with a work of absolute blackness. Spawned in France by guitarist/vocalist J.B Le bail, SVART CROWN was born in 2005 with the idea to push the boundaries of extreme music and create a new dimension of brutality and blackness. Following numerous tours in its native land, SVART CROWN released its first album, Ages of Decay, in early 2008. The band has been promoting this first effort since then, with countless shows and two European runs.

Around J.B lebail, completing the lineup are guitarist C.Frandrois, bassist L.Veyssière and drummer G.Barthélemy (also known for his works with Diabolic, Drowning, Balrog or Antaeus). SVART CROWN has now finished the new album Witnessing The Fall, which marks a new and significant step in the history of the band. The sulphurous and oppressive atmosphere are emphasized by an organic sound crafted by Francis Caste (Kickback, Arkhon Infaustus, Phazm) at St Marthe studio.

SVART CROWN has successfully mixed an old-school feeling with various modern influences. Witnessing the Fall is simply the new face of the band: a black beast, full of anger, a symbol of humanity in perdition. It will be released early next year in North America on LISTENABLE RECORDS.

The band is embarking on a tour with the notorious SHINING in Oct/Nov 2010.

LIVE DATES :
Oct 09 – St Dizier, France -Evenning Metal Fest + Nightmare .

SVART CROWN ON TOUR THIS FALL WITH SHINING AND ENTHRONED
Oct 20 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
Oct 21 – Osnabr, Germany – TBA
Oct 22 – Ahrnem, Netherlands – Willemeen
Oct 23 – Best, The Netherlands – JC Todo
Oct 24 – Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebob
Oct 25 – London, England – Underworld
Oct 26 – Paris, France – Glasart
Oct 27 – Frankfurt, Germany – Nachtleben
Oct 28 – Essen, Germany – Turok
Oct 29 – Berlin, Germany – K17
Oct 30 – Bitterfeld, Germany – Festung
Oct 31 – Ng, Germany – Z-bau
Nov 01 – Laibach, Slovenia – Gala Hala
Nov 02 – Salzburg, Austria – Rockhouse
Nov 03 – Wien, Austria – Scene
Nov 04 – Brno, Czech Republic – Faval
Nov 05 – Bischofswerda, Germany – East Club
Nov 06 – Munchen, Germany – Backstage club
Nov 20 – Nancy, France – Metal Ride Fest + Devildriver + Loudblast.

www.myspace.com/svartcrown

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BONDED BY BLOOD ANNOUNCE TOUR WITH DEATH ANGEL, COMMENT ON CURRENT TOUR WITH EXODUS

September 9th, 2010
by EvilG

Pomona, CA’s own BONDED BY BLOOD were recently announced as part of the stellar lineup for the North American Retribution 2011 Tour. Headlined by metal pioneers, DEATH ANGEL, BONDED BY BLOOD will also see themselves touring alongside such talented acts as LAZARUS A.D; EARLY MAN and HEXEN. “Next year should definitely be a great tour;” says BONDED BY BLOOD guitarist, Juan Juarez. “We’re really looking forward to be playing alongside Death Angel, as they are a well-respected band in the thrash scene. I saw Lazarus AD with Kreator and they know how to tear shit up. And we’ve played with Hexen a few times before and they are a bunch of good dudes who definitely put on kick-ass shows. Be ready for us to be in your town and tear shit apart!”

Catch BONDED BY BLOOD with DEATH ANGEL, LAZARUS A.D; EARLY MAN and HEXEN on the North American Retribution 2011 Tour:

Jan. 24 – War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX (No DEATH ANGEL, LAZARUS A.D.)
Jan. 26 – The Muse – Nashvile, TN (No DEATH ANGEL, LAZARUS A.D.)
Jan. 28 – Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY (No DEATH ANGEL)
Jan. 29 – Championship bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ (No DEATH ANGEL)
Jan. 30 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
Jan. 31 – The Cabsbah – Charlotte, NC
Feb. 01 – Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
Feb. 02 – Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
Feb. 03 – Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
Feb. 04 – Club Hell – Providence, RI
Feb. 05 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Feb. 06 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA
Feb. 07 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
Feb. 08 – Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
Feb. 09 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Feb. 10 – Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY
Feb. 11 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Feb. 12 – Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
Feb. 13 – Numbers – Houston, TX (w/ D.R.I.)
Feb. 14 – Emo’s – Austin, TX (w/ D.R.I.)
Feb. 15 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX (w/ D.R.I.)
Feb. 16 – Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
Feb. 18 – Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ
Feb. 19 – Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
Feb. 20 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Feb. 21 – Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 22 – The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
Feb. 23 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
Feb. 24 – The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
Feb. 26 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
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NOCTURNAL FEAR split with longtime drummer, find new one

September 9th, 2010
by EvilG

NOCTURNAL FEAR, Detroit’s war-thrash death-squad, have discharged longtime drummer Aggressor. New drummer Witchhammer is already learning the band’s set, and the band is rehearsing tracks for forthcoming new album Excessive Cruelty, to be released next year on MORIBUND RECORDS. Says founding guitarist Rev. Chris Slavehunter PhD., “It’s not easy being in Detroit’s and arguably the USA’s fastest and most face-ripping thrash band. Witchhammer has the devotion and drive to become a true NF shock trooper! Our new album and shows will bear this out. Heed my words, posers – the knock on your door in the middle of the night may be us! Death to false metal!”

As previously reported, NOCTURNAL FEAR recently added new member Warmonger on bass. The band is rounded out by Slavehunter on all guitars and Devastator on vocals. A release date for NOCTURNAL FEAR’s Excessive Cruelty will be announced later this year. In the meantime, consult www.myspace.com/nocturnalfear and www.moribundcult.com.

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