IT’S ABOUT TIME: GWAR TO SWEDEN ROCK!

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

Lethal monsters from outer space, frozen inside Antarctica for millions of years and defrosted in the 80s due to the hairspray fumes from hair metal fans? Or “only” a band from Virginia with a stageshow even crazier than the music? Either way, Gwar have released twelve albums since 1988, most recently last year’s “Bloody pit of horror”. Their sound has varied, with influences from punk, Frank Zappa-like experimentation and, obviously, brutal metal. The latter ingredient dominates the Gwar sound of today. Other important components of the Gwar concept is the mixture of explicite genitals-related humor (beware of fluid-spraying from the stage) and, indeed, political commentaries. Plus “murders” of objectional individuals – don’t be surprised if you see someone like Mr. Lordi get “executed” on stage during Gwar’s SRF debut. An experience you won’t easily forget!


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VITAL REMAINS Seeks New Guitarist

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

US-based death/black metallers VITAL REMAINS have issued the following update:

 

“We are looking for a pro lead guitarist with good gear and good attitude. Must have valid passport, valid drivers license and clean criminal record!

 

If you are chosen you must relocate to Rhode Island. No exceptions!

 

Must be able to tour anytime, anywhere, without question.

 

No druggies, junkies, pot-heads, burnouts, drunks, posers, lazy, pussy-whipped motherfuckers need not apply!

Also no dead-beats with their hands out need apply as well!! Team players only.

 

We are looking for a long term dedicated musician who wants to work hard.

 

Requirements for audition:

 

Please make a video of yourself playing solos off the songs ‘Icons of Evil’ and ‘Dechristianize’. Also include a bio, CD and a list of anything you might have done in the past.

 

If we like what we see, you will be contacted and asked to come out for a live audition. You will be responsible for covering your own flights and living costs while you are here.

 

Only if you are chosen for this gig will you then be reimbursed for flights. All others will have to cover their own flight home.

 

Please send all interested parties and or videos to the following email: vitalremains2000@aol.com.”

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MOTÖRHEAD Appears On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon; Video Available

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

MOTÖRHEAD was guest on last night’s (Wednesday, March 2nd) edition of NBC-TV’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon promoting their new album, The Wörld Is Yours. According to Fallon’s website, “Motorhead performed on the show tonight, and it was totally badass. They stuck around after the taping ended to play their song, ‘Get Back In Line’, exclusively for our site.”

Check out the footage below.

 

 

Motorhead - the world is yours

Motorhead - the world is yours

 

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Announcing new band…..FINAL DECREE (featuring members of HIRAX, DEATHRIDERS, & PHANTOM-X)

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

We are officially announcing the band.. FINAL DECREE !!! Glenn Rogers (ex-HIRAX) on guitar, Dave Watson (ex-DEATHRIDERS) on guitar, Daniel Cordova (ex-VENGEANCE RISING) on bass, Jorge Iacobellis (HIRAX) on drums, and Kevin Goocher (PHANTOM-X) on vocals. The band is currently writing and preparing to record in hopes to have the first release of the new band to the public very soon. We are all excited about this project and can’t wait to share it with everyone.

 

www.myspace.com/KevinGoocher

www.myspace.com/PhantomXmetal

www.Phantom-X.net

www.TinselTone.com/KevinGoocher

 

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RAM – New album mastered!

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

The yet untitled new RAM album has been mastered by Dragan Tanskovich at Bohus Recordings and is ready for release. RAM are currently in negotiations with a number of record companies concerning the release of the new album.

 

RAM

RAM

Oscar Carlquist,vocals has the following to say about the new album:

Again we are pushing the envelope of the RAM sound, this album differs quite a bit from our 2009 release “Lightbringer”, the sound is rawer and has a strong nerve and honest live like feel but still it is extremely powerful it was produced by me and Harry Granroth (guitars) and Per Stålberg and Olle Björk and recorded at Welfare Studios here in Gothenburg, Dragan Tanskovich is also a huge part of this by contributing massive power in the mastering process.

Songwise we are showing new sides of the band, the album is a 10 song sonic rollercoaster displaying an array of  different styles, emotions tempos and agressions but all within the concept of traditional Heavy Metal of course. In all honesty I can’t choose one single song that is representative of the sound of the album as a whole. We are really pleased with this album that feels like a really cool direction to take from Lightbringer and we can’t wait to blast these new song live!

www.ram-metal.com

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PAGAN’S MIND – Title Of New Album Revealed, New Song Available For Streaming

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

On March 2nd, Norwegian metallers PAGAN’S MIND revealed the title of their forthcoming sixth studio album on The Metal Madman Radio Show. The album will be called Heavenly Ecstasy and the song ‘Intermission’, which debuted on the show, is now available for streaming here.

 

Pagan's Mind: Nils K Rue, Jorn Viggo Lofstad, Ronny Tegner, Steinar Krokmo, Stian Kristoffersen

Pagan's Mind: Nils K Rue, Jorn Viggo Lofstad, Ronny Tegner, Steinar Krokmo, Stian Kristoffersen

 

 

Heavenly Ecstasy, the follow-up to 2007’s God’s Equation, was mixed last fall by Stefan Glaumann – known for his work with RAMMSTEIN, MADONNA, WITHIN TEMPTATION – at Toytown Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.

For more information visit Pagansmind.com.

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NEVERMORE On Tour With Temporary Replacement For Bassist Jim Sheppard; Live Footage Available

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

NEVERMORE bassist Jim Sheppard recently underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. Rather than cancel their planned European tour, the band brought in ONE UNDONE’s Dagna Barrera as a temporary replacement. Barrera previously toured as a member of Nevermore frontman Warrel Dane’s solo band.

Footage of Barrera on stage with Nevermore is available below:

Remaining dates on the tour are as follows:

March

3 – Barcelona, Spain – Apollo

4 – Lyon, France – Transbordeur

5 – Florence, Italy – Viper

6 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7

7 – Milan, Italy – Magazzini Generali

8 – Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg – Kulturfabrik

10 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Cvetlicarna

11 – Munich, Germany – Backstage

12 – Wien, Austria – Gasometer

13 – Würzburg, Germany – Posthalle

14 – Budapest, Hungary – Petoefi Hall

16 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle

17 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp

8 – Geiselwind, Germany – Music Hall

19 – Tilburg, The Netherlands – O13

20 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Melkweg

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KILL RITUAL (x IMAGIKA, DARK ANGEL and ELDRITCH)

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

KILL RITUAL is Here! Featuring ex members of Imagika, Dark Angel and Eldritch!  www.myspace.com/killritual

New Band, New music, Same Mission!  Time To Kill !!

KILL RITUAL is:

Steven Rice- (x Imagika)- Lead Guitar
Josh Gibson-Vocals
Wayne DeVecchi-(x Imagika, Doom Society)-Drums
Roberto Proietti-(x Eldritch)-Guitar
Danyael Williams-(x Dark Angel)-Bass

New CD “Serpentine Rituals” in 2011

 

Steven Rice - Lead Guitar

Steven Rice - Lead Guitar

 

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SYMFONIA – Vocalist Andre Matos

March 3rd, 2011
by Arto Lehtinen

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SYMFONIA

INTERVIEW BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ AND ARTO LEHTINEN

Symfonia. Does that name of the band ring any bells out there yet? Maybe not for everyone as Symfonia is basically a new band on the metal map. But behind Symfonia there are well known names and persons involved in the band. When unveiling names such as Andre Matos, Timo Tolkki, Uli Kusch, Jari Kainulainen and Mikko Harkin it is quite obvious the interest toward this five piece may increase tremendously. The Metal-Rules.com team had an nice and pleasant task to witness the debut show of Symfonia at the Finnish Metal Expo. After the show we were lucky enough to have an opportunity of doing an interesting and in-depth interview with vocalist Andre Matos regarding the birth of Symfonia, Avantasia, and plenty of other topics including Symfonia’s future activities. Ladies and gentleman, the first Symfonia interview here at Metal-Rules.com.

 

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THE AMENTA ‘VO1D’ New Release 8th March – FREE

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

‘VO1D’ New Release 8th March – FREE!

Australian extreme music collective, THE AMENTA, have announced the track listing for their enormous multimedia release “V01D” . Combining the harsh, ugly electronics of previous works with a wall-of-noise approach to melody which has hitherto only been hinted, “V01D” is a true multi-media experience. “V01D” is to be released on March 8th, 2011 via www.theamenta.com exclusively.

With guest appearances by “Occasus” era vocalist Mark “Cesium 137” Bevan and former bass player Dale Harrison and incorporating a new song, re-records, an ARMOURED ANGEL cover, electronic experiments, remixes professional video and mastered by Alan Douches (HATE ETERNAL, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), “V01D” is THE AMENTA’s response to download culture. “V01D” will be FREE. 16 audio tracks and 5 videos, free to the fan. Released 8th of March.

As a taster for this massive release, THE AMENTA have also released a multi-media “single” for the track ‘Vermin’, featuring a film clip, live clips, remixes and the re-record.

‘Vermin’ is free. It can be downloaded from www.theamenta.com. It is available for one week only. Do not miss out.

The film clip for ‘Vermin’ can also be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOTiQ99aOoI

Track listing for “V01D” is as follows:

AUDIO

1. Empty

2. V01D (exclusive new song)

3. Erebus (re-recorded)

4. Ache

5. Junky (re-recorded)

6. Spine (re-recorded)

7. Null

8. Vermin (re-recorded)

9. Nihil (re-recorded)

10. Nil

11. Enigmatize (originally performed by ARMOURED ANGEL)

12. None

13. Junky (remix)

14. Nihil (remix)

15. Vermin (remix)

16. Erebus (remix)

 

VIDEO

THE AMENTA LIVE IN SYDNEY

(Multi-camera, pro-audio video)

1. Junky

2. Vermin

3. Mictlan

4. Erebus

5. Vermin (film clip, never before released)

THE AMENTA AUSTRALIAN ‘VO1D’ TOUR MARCH – JUNE 2011

with RUINS and Ouroboros performing at:

Mar 26th – Valve Bar, Tempe *

April 1st – The Arthouse, Melbourne**

April 2nd – The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart (AA)

April 2nd -The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart (18+)

April 3rd – The Pelly Bar,Frankston *

April 8th – The Bass Bar, Wagga Wagga

April 9th – The Maram, Canberra

April 15th – Monstrothic, Brisbane**

April 29th – Club LED, Newcastle**

April 30th – The Gaelic Theatre, Sydney

*The Amenta Only

**The Amenta and Ruins Only


VO1D – Coming March 8th!

www.theamenta.com

www.myspace.com/theamenta

www.myspace.com/ruinsblackmetal

www.myspace.com/ouroborosmetal

www.jonhockingdesign.com

www.soundworkstouring.com

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KAOTEON – VENI VIDI VOMUI

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

KAOTEON released through the much respected OSMOSE PRODUCTIONS their debut album “VENI VIDI VOMUI”.

VVV was recorded and mixed at Mixdown Studios in the bullet-scarred city of Beirut, while mastering took place at Unisound studios (Sweden) by none other than Dan Swanö (BloodBath, Unicorn, Edge of Sanity, Diabolical Masquerade, Pan.Thy.Monium, Nightingale, Katatonia, etc…).

Osmose states:

“Forged in the Middle East where Terror and War never rest; the Lebanese Extreme Black/Death Metal band KAOTEON brings forth their first full length record with Osmose Productions to blast your ears and damage your minds. This kaotik opus is titled Veni Vidi Vomui, which translates to I came, I saw, I vomited.

KAOTEON’s full length is a statement of anger and disgust towards civil wars, terrorism, invasions, sectarianism, and deceit. These themes are dissected throughout their lyrics to project Lebanon’s daily life.

Several bands wrote about the ripping political and religious instability in the middle east but KAOTEON lives it to this day. From Shrieks, Low Grunts, and High Pitched vocals to fast and mind blowing blasts, this is a not to miss record for every Extreme Metal fan that enjoy uncompromising metal riffs.

 

This is going to be an unmatched statement of hatred. Zero tolerance.”

 

http://www.osmoseproductions.com/item/2/0-110402-1101-1-0/114724119/kaoteon-veni-vidi-vomui.html

 

Words from the band: “Expect nothing but utter brutality, unseen anger and solemn disgust. The black hearted beast of KAOTEON is back and will burn everything that stands in its way, for the fires of hell rages within our hearts.”

“Imagine the blasting sound of supernovae compressed on a disk to serve as the soundtrack for the end of this wretched universe – This is what Veni Vidi Vomui sounds like!”

 

Tracklist:

 

1. Veni Vidi Vomui

2. Jihannam Wa Bi2sal Massir

3. Wartimes

4. Hateforged Retaliation

5. Provenance of Hatred

6. Anthem of the Dead

7. One by One (Dogs Heed the Call)

8. Decrepitude

9. Wrenched

10. Love Died (In Your Cunt)

11. To Purge One’s Self

 

More Details below:

http://www.osmoseproductions.com/heading/2-159/kaoteon.html
http://www.myspace.com/kaoteon
http://www.facebook.com/pages/KAOTEON/32072402693

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BLOODBATH TO RELEASE ‘BLOODBATH OVER BLOODSTOCK’ LIVE DVD

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

Bloodbath Over Bloodstock

Bloodbath Over Bloodstock

‘Bloodbath Over Bloodstock’ due out April 25th on Peaceville Records


STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Swedish extreme metal act, Bloodbath, has announced the forthcoming release of an all-new live DVD, Bloodbath Over Bloodstock, due out later this spring on Peaceville Records. The deluxe mediabook-packaged release will feature Bloodbath’s August 2010 set from the famed Bloodstock Festival – one of the UK’s leading metal events – consisting of songs from the critically-acclaimed tornado of blasphemy, The Fathomless Mastery (2008), as well as other classics and fan favorites.  The full package will also include a 16-page booklet and a wealth of extras, featuring bonus footage taken from PartySan festival in 2008 and extensive band member interviews. Bloodbath Over Bloodstock will hit stores on April 25th.

Bloodbath, a heavy metal supergroup hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, formed in 1998 with a mutual fascination for the glory days of death metal (especially Swedish legends such as Entombed and Dismember).  The band’s core line-up has remained mostly solid through the years, since the ‘Breeding Death’ EP was unleashed back in 2000.  Bloodbath features prominent members of Katatonia and Opeth, including the unmistakable, Mikael Äkerfeldt, on vocals.

Stay tuned for more information on Bloodbath and Bloodbath Over Bloodstock.

Bloodbath online…

Bloodbath is…
Mikael Åkerfeldt – lead vocals
Anders “Blakkheim” Nyström – lead guitars
Per “Sodomizer” Eriksson – guitars
Jonas Renkse – bass
Martin “Axe” Axenrot – drums, percussion

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DECAPITATED: STUDIO REPORT #3

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG
Vogg with Malta @ Soundboard

Vogg with Malta @ Soundboard

Polish technical death metal band DECAPITATED continue their work at Radio Gdańsk Studio in Poland recording their Nuclear Blast debut and follow-up to 2006’s Organic Hallucinosis.

 

Guitarist & founding member Wacek “Vogg”Kiełtyka checks in once again from the studio:

 

Hi Everyone,

We are half-way through with guitar tracking. All is going according to the plan and in a few days we are starting with the bass. The guitars sound heavy yet very selective. I must admit we have come up with a very original sound that in my opinion resembles ‘black storm clouds.’  Heinrich [bassist] is coming to the studio the day after tomorrow and we will crack on with the bass then. Malta is a very demanding engineer and he is controlling the whole situation meticulously. The new material is beginning to take its shape and it is getting more and more interesting. Take it easy folks!”

Preliminary song titles used for the recording sessions include:

-Slow
-Riff 1 Clean
-Diablo
-Hits
-Fast One (Need More!!!)
-7 Idea
-Witek Idea
-Chilis Assasin
-Clean Song

DECAPITATED’s fifth studio album is being produced by Wacek Kiełtyka and sound engineered by Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski.  Drums have been recorded with Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, MESHUGGAH, DIMMU BORGIR, KEEP OF KALESSIN, DEFLESHED), who is also handling mixing duties.  The band will be self-releasing the new album in their native Poland.

DECAPITATED’s line-up includes: Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka on guitar, Kerim “Krimh” Lechner (Thorns Of Ivy, Tone Intimacy) on drums, Rafał Piotrowski (Ketha, Forgotten Souls) on lead vocals, and Filip “Heinrich” Hałucha (Vesenia, Rootwater, Unsun, Masachist) on bass.

Visit DECAPITATED online at www.DECAPITATEDBAND.net, www.facebook.com/DECAPITATED, www.myspace.com/DECAPITATED, and Twitter.com/DECAPITATED.

 

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THE RODS SUPPORT FORTHCOMING RELEASE, ‘VENGEANCE,’ WITH UPCOMING TEXAS APPEARANCES

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

Most well-versed metalheads will be very familiar with the Rods and their contribution to heavy metal. Such classic albums as 1981’s ‘The Rods’ and 1982’s ‘Wild Dogs’ fit perfectly in with the sound of the burgeoning “New Wave of British Heavy Metal” scene (despite the fact that the Rods were New York natives!), and resulted in shows with such big-time acts as Iron Maiden, the Scorpions, Twisted Sister, and Ozzy Osbourne, as well as taking a then-unknown Metallica out as support on the Rods’ first headlining tour.

Now, Texas fans will be able to not only catch the Rods in full concert flight, but also get to the meet the band at a record store appearance. On March 19, the band (singer/guitarist David “Rock” Feinstein, bassist Garry Bordonaro, and drummer Carl Canedy) will be performing, meeting fans and signing merchandise at Cheapo Records in Austin at 11:00 am. Then, later in the evening (10:15 pm, to be exact), the band will be performing at Rusty Spurs in Austin (as part of the SXSW Festival).

The Rods in store performance.

3/19/11
11:00 AM
Cheapo Records
914 N. Lamar
Austin, TX  78703
512-477-4499

The Rods in concert.

3/19/11
10:15 P.M.
Rusty Spurs
(512) 482-9002
405 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78701

May 10 will see the official release of ‘Vengeance,’ a recording that includes the first single “The Code,” featuring lead vocals from Feinstein’s cousin, Ronnie James Dio (which was one of the very last songs Ronnie ever recorded, before his passing last year). ‘Vengeance’ will be released via the Niji Entertainment Group, and comes hot on the heels of Feinstein’s recently-released solo album, ‘Bitten by the Beast.’ 2011 also marks the 30 year anniversary for this veteran metal band.

As renowned Quiet Riot/Ozzy/Dio/Whitesnake/Blue Oyster Cult bassist Rudy Sarzo remembers, “The Rods opened up for Ozzy during the 1981 ‘Blizzard Of Oz’ tour. I was blown away by their no holds barred metal onslaught performance and became an instant fan!” With a full US tour planned for the summer, fans will soon be able to experience the mighty metal of the Rods first hand themselves.

‘Vengeance’ Track Listing:

1. “RAISE SOME HELL
2. “I JUST WANNA ROCK”
3. “REBELS HIGHWAY”
4. “RIDE FREE OR DIE”
5. “THE CODE” (Featuring Ronnie James Dio)
6. “LIVIN’ OUTSIDE THE LAW”
7. “LET IT RIPP”
8. “FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE”
9. “MADMAN”
10. “RUNNIN WILD”
11. “VENGEANCE”

For more information, visit:

www.therods.com

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Mastiphal confirms release date of „Parvzya” and first live show in India!

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

Musicians of black metal act Mastiphal set the release date of their new effort entitled “Parvzya” for 15th May 2011. In Sweden’s Necromorbus Studio (Watain, Funeral Mist, Destroyer 666) the band has just finished working on all new songs which will be featured on „Parvzya” The album was mixed by Sverker “Widda” Widgren.

 

„We were working for almost one year on the new songs. But we didn’t want to rush things up. „Widda” is a patient guy, who took our opinions into consideration during final mixing. Previously the album was to be released in autumn, but fortunately there was no pressure from the label’s site, which trusted and supported us. Thanks to those conditions we’re now for the first time fully satisfied with our work. In the 90’s we definitely didn’t have such comfortable conditions. This time the album sounds perfectly and reflects fully what we’re capable of” – comments Flauros, band’s singer.

 

„Parvzya” will be released by Witching Hour Productions on 15th May as exclusive digibook CD and gatefold LP.

 

Mastiphal also recently confirmed their appearance on “The Underground Unleashed” festival, which will take place in September in Darjeeling, India. During three days’ festival fans will have the chance to see another Polish band, dark metal Darzamat, one of the headliners together with American Incantation. The festival will take place between 30th September and 2nd October.

 

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New in the line-up are second guitarist Daamr, with whom Flauros cooperated in Darzamat and InDread Cold, bass played Oppressor and drummer Senator.

Mastiphal recorded 11 new songs. However only 9 of them will be featured on CD version. One extra track was recorded exclusively for vinyl version, another one for special compilation entitled Silesian Black Attack. – This compilation features most important black metal bands from our region. For this album every band (among them as well Besatt, Furia, Massemord or Throneum) will record one new song. The release date is also set for 2011 – adds Flauros.

Mastiphal together with Christ Agony, Behemoth and Graveland, is one of the oldest black metal bands in Poland. In September 2009 Witching Hour Productions released retrospective double CD entitled „Damnatio Memoriae” which contained all recorded Mastiphal releases from the past. The band returned to stage activity this year playing two shows with Mayhem, first after over a 10-year break.

 

Current Mastiphal line-up:

Flauros – vocal

Daamr – guitars, bass

Oppressor – guitars, bass

Cymeris – guitars

Senator – drums

 

www.myspace.com/mastiphalofficial

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