HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL ORGANIZER ANNOUNCES PARTIAL LINE-UP

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG
HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL

HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL

Sponsored by Nuclear Blast USA, Decibel Magazine, Amoeba Music L.A. and Dean Guitars, the world’s first-ever film festival dedicated to heavy metal music is set to take place at the Downtown Independent Cinema in Los Angeles, California this coming March 31st through April 3rd, 2011.

 

Festival organizer and long-time metalhead Samuel Douek is proud to announce the first portion of the maiden line-up for 2011’s Heavy Metal Film Festival.  Many more films will be announced soon.

“I think the Metal community in Los Angeles will be surprised in many ways and people around the world will be intrigued about what our festival is all about.  This is shaping up to be an international event with films from Lithuania, the U.K., USA, and Finland.  To open the very first Heavy Metal Film Festival, we have decided to give the honor to LAS MARIMBAS DEL INFIERNO (MARIMBAS FROM HELL) directed by Julio Hernández Cordón.  A Guatemalan film with co-production from France & México, this tells an amazing story of survival, cultural tradition, Heavy Metal, and trying to live a decent life.  This film premiered as an official selection at the Toronto Film Festival and then played at San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain.  The film has already been selected at the Miami International Film Festival and will definitely travel the world.  We are extremely happy to have the Los Angeles premiere of this unique and original story.  The opening night screening will be followed by a reception.”

Other films screening at the Heavy Metal Film Festival include:

PROMISED LAND OF HEAVY METAL (Kimmo Kuusniemi&Tanja Katinka Karttunen) Finland 2010: A feature documentary film about the history and philosophy of Heavy Metal and how it became such a big deal in a small country called Finland.   From its early “underground” days to the present success stories, interviews with famous – and infamous – musicians, experts, events organizers, a psychiatrist, a priest, and a doctor of theology all tell the story of Finnish Metal.  Can metal survive when it becomes mainstream and Eurovision and Pop Idol competitions are won by metal?  Metal has even entered the Finnish Lutheran church which organizes metal masses.  Includes interviews with Finnish metal’s heavy hitters NIGHTWISH, HIM, SONATA ARCTICA, NIGHTWISH, and LORDI plus ENTOMBED from Sweden, Norway’s DIMMU BORGIR, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE from the U.S., plus the Madam President of Finland herself, Tarja Halonen.
THE BUNNY GAME (Adam Rehmeier) USA 2011: A violent drama in black and white that will promise to be the talk of the festival, its dialogue and photography scream Metal. With a soundtrack from local black metal band Harrasor, the film follows the life of a drug addicted prostitute and how she is picked up by a truck driver and held against her will for 5 days. The Bunny Game is as much twisted performance art as traditional feature film.  Equal parts snuff film and extremely non-traditional therapy, it’s clear that normal cinematic rules don’t apply.  The director states:  “We wanted to make a film the same way in which we recorded music, and in that sense, The Bunny Game, is very much a musician’s film.”  Includes a Q & A session with the director and cast.

THREE DAYS (Daina Pupkeviciute) Lithuania 2011: A creative documentary about a thrash metal band from Lithuania named DISSIMULATION from the Ledo Takas Records roster.  The film follows the band for three days on a road trip covering what Metal is all about.  The band has not played together in months and they are on their way to a metal fest in Lithuania.  This film manages to bring the intense and beautiful scenery of Lithuania and its landscapes to the Metal life of Lithuania and its citizens.  The members of DISSIMULATION are not, by any means, your normal characters; discussions about life and transformation are only the beginning of a philosophical debate that makes the band what it is.

ABSENT (Justin Hunt) USA 2011: This explores the worldwide crisis of absent and disengaged fathers and the negative impact that the “father wound” makes on society.  Weaving interviews with participants who speak from observation and personal experience, the film includes on-camera testimony from author John Eldredge, World Champion boxer Johnny Tapia, fitness model Robin Decker and James Hetfield, best known as co-founder of METALLICA.  Includes a Q & A session with the director.

HEAVY METAL THUNDER – THE MOVIE
(Craig Hooper) U.K. 2010: ***EXCLUSIVE, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN 120 MINUTE VERSION FOR HMFF*** SAXON are true heavy metal heroes. Their story is a classic rock ‘n’ roll saga: five friends from the backstreets of Yorkshire, England setting out to take on the world. The resulting chart glory, mixed with band in-fighting and full-on rock excess, ensures their dramatic tale will become part of heavy metal history.  This feature-length documentary film tells the full warts-and-all story of 30 years of heartache, earache, success and excess. Produced by critically acclaimed documentary filmmakers Coolhead, it not only has contributions from SAXON members past and present, but also from the likes of Lars Ulrich (METALLICA), Lemmy & “Fast” Eddie Clarke (MOTÖRHEAD), and many, many others.  It also features freshly-uncovered archived material. The whole production was funded by SAXON‘s army of loyal fans, who pre-ordered copies of the film before it was completed, providing Coolhead with the budget to make the film.

ANVIL, THE STORY OF ANVIL
(Sacha Gervasi) USA 2008:  Probably the most awarded music film in the last few years, we are lucky enough that it is about a Metal Band, ANVIL!  We decided to screen this film for many reasons.  First, because we can; second, because director Sacha and Lips will be joining us for a Q & A session after the film for a very special presentation.

 

ASSORTED ATROCITIES (Craig Cefola & Rob Dukes) USA 2011: ***EXCLUSIVE EDIT FOR HMFF WITH 20 MINUTES OF BONUS MATERIAL*** After EXODUS pioneered the Bay Area Thrash scene back in 1980, the band has gone through hell and back a few times.  Without achieving the commercial success as some of their peers, they have stayed true to both their music and fans, still creating some of the best music in the thrash metal genre.  This film covers the last 5 years of the band’s history and brings you into their inner circle. Including stories about original vocalist Paul Baloff’s craziest moments, tales from the road, and an inside look at the recording process of “Shovel Headed Kill Machine,” this special screening of Assorted Atrocities features bonus footage not available on the band’s 2010 DVD of the same name.  Live footage includes EXODUS in South America, Japan, Australia, and Europe plus the band’s voice-over sessions for the cartoon “METALOCALYPSE.”

 

HATED: G.G. Allin & the Murder Junkies (Todd Phillips) USA 1994:  ***MIDNIGHT SCREENING*** Documentary about the life & death of the notorious underground punk icon G.G. Allin, the foul-mouthed, heroin-shooting lead singer of the Murder Junkies, who would throw excrement at the crowd, start fights with the biggest guys in the audience, and threatened to kill himself onstage. He was considered the lowest common denominator of our society by some, an avant-garde artist by others. He died of an overdose in the early ‘90s.

 

Stay tuned for additions to the festival line-up, plus the announcement of the short films section.

On Thursday, March 10th, advanced tickets to the HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL will be available for purchase via the Downtown Independent Cinema Box Office.  Ticket prices will be as follows:

$9.00 per film

$15.00 – Opening Night Screening (includes After-Party)

$33.00 – Day Pass (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

$66.60 – Advanced Purchase Festival Pass (ONLY 30 available at this SPECIAL PRICE; includes Opening Night)
$99.00 – Advanced Purchase Festival Pass (ONLY 100 available; includes Opening Night)

 

For more information about volunteering for this event, please write in to heavymetalfilmfestival@gmail.com.

Visit the HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL online at www.HEAVYMETALFF.com, on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

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HATE: North American Invasion Begins Next Week

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

In support of their latest masterpiece, Erebos, Polish extremists HATE are set to take North America by storm with a massive tour that kicks off next week (March 9th) at Jaxx in Springfield, VA. For the first leg of the tour, HATE will team up with Rotting Christ, Melechesh, Abigail Williams and Lecherous Nocturne for 30 shows. For the second tour, which begins on April 18th, HATE will support Sepultura, Belphegor and, on select shows Nevermore, during a 38-show run covering the US and Canada. The band has also been confirmed to play some extra concerts between the mentioned tours. The HATE North America invasion will contain altogether 76 shows in the period of three months! Bandleader ATF Sinner comments,

 

“We’ve been looking for such an opportunity for years. It’s going to be the biggest and most presigious tour we’ve taken part in, and we just can’t wait to be there to spew Erebos songs on the crowds! I know such a long tour is a challenge, but I’m sure we’re well prepare for it. It’s gonna be our second tour in North America after last year’s raid with Hypocrisy which was a great experience for us.”

 

For a taste of the mayhem to come, check out this video of the band performing the song “Luminous Horizon” from Erebos live in Kiev.

 

 

HATE North American Tour Dates

 

 

 

w/ ROTTING CHRIST, MELECHESH, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS and

 

LECHEROUS NOCTURNE

 

March 9 @ Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

March 10 @ Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ

March 11 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

March 12 @ Rocko’s – Manchester, NH

March 13 @ The Webster Theater – Hartford, CT

March 14 @ Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY

March 15 @ Petit Campus – Montreal, QC – CANADA

March 16 @ Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA

March 17 @ Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

March 18 @ Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

March 19 @ Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

March 20 @ Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

March 22 @ The Republik – Calgary, AB – CANADA

March 23 @ Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA

March 25 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA

March 26 @ Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

March 27 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

March 28 @ Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

March 29 @ The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

March 30 @ Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA

March 31 @ UB’s Restaurant & Bar – Mesa, AZ

 

April 1 @ The Nat Ballroom – Amarillo, TX

April 2 @ The Marquee – Tulsa, OK

April 3 @ Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX

April 4 @ Emo’s – Austin, TX

April 5 @ Walter’s – Houston, TX

April 7 @ Brass Mug – Tampa, FL

April 8 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

April 9 @ Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

April 10 @ The Casbah – Charlotte, NC

 

 

w/ SEPULTURA, BELPHEGOR, KEEP OF KALESSIN, NEURAXIS and

 

BONDED BY BLOOD

 

April 18 @ The Opera House – Toronto, ON

April 19 @ Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC

April 20 @ Club Soda – Montreal, QC

April 22 @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA

April 23 @ Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

April 24 @ The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

April 25 @ The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

April 26 @ Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

April 27 @ The Club At Firestone – Orlando, FL

April 28 @ Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

April 29 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

 

May 1 @ Clicks – Tyler, TX

May 2 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX

May 3 @ Trees – Dallas, TX

May 5 @ Jake’s – Lubbock, TX

May 6 @ Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

May 7 @ The Clubhouse (feat. D.R.I.) – Tempe, AZ

May 8 @ Club DV8 (feat. D.R.I.) – Tucson, AZ

May 9 @ House Of Blues – San Diego, CA

May 10 @ The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

May 11 @ The Grand Ballroom At Regency Center – San Francisco, CA

May 12 @ Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

May 13 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA

May 14 @ The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

May 16 @ Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO

May 18 @ Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

May 19 @ Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

May 20 @ Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

May 21 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

May 22 @ Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

 

w/ NEVERMORE, KEEP OF KALESSIN, NEURAXIS, and BONDED BY BLOOD

 

 

May 23 @ Expo Five – Louisville, KY

May 24 @ The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

May 26 @ The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB

May 27 @ The Exchange – Regina, SK

May 28 @ Dickens – Calgary, AB

May 29 @ Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB

May 31 @ Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

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LAST CHANCE TO REASON Premiere Canadian Tour Video Diary

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

Prog-metalers, LAST CHANCE TO REASON, have launched a tour diary video documenting their current Canadian run. Check it out now, exclusively, at Metal Injection: http://ht.ly/46yKI The band is in Canada for several more shows and will then meet up with Atheist for a trek that swings down the east coast. The band will then join forces with Wretched and Sons of Aurelius for about a month of dates, before hitting New England Metal Fest. LAST CHANCE TO REASON’s Prosthetic debut, “Level 2,” hits the streets on April 12th in North America. Pre-order for the CD, on its own, or with a shirt is available at PROSTHETIC’s official webstore: http://store.prostheticrecords.com/index.php/bands/last-chance-to-reason

LAST CHANCE TO REASON teamed up with producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me) to create a modern take on the classic progressive concept album. Drawing influence from the 70’s prog of King Crimson and Yes, composers Steve Reich and Schoenberg as well as prog-metal masters Opeth, Dream Theater and Cynic, LCTR’s “Level 2” takes the band in awe-inspiring new directions.

Set in a Tron-like virtual world, the album’s concept revolves around the relationship between man and technology, our move from physical reality to virtual spaces and what these changes mean to our lives and our art. The lyrics are expressed from the point of view of an artificial intelligence facing the violent reality of a videogame world.

Catch the band live:
3/03     Lethbridge, AB – The Royal Canadian Legion #
3/07     Toronto, ON- Wreck Room %
3/08     Monteal, QC- Petit Campus *
3/09     NYC, NY- Santos Party House *
3/10     Baltimore, MD- Sonar *
3/12     Atlanta, GA- The Masquerade *
3/15     Nashville, TN- The End @
3/16     Alma, AR – Swad Shop @
3/18     Tulsa, OK – Reverb @
3/19     Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club @
3/20     Austin, TX- Dirty Dog Bar (SXSW) @
3/22     Amarillo, TX- Ebgb’s @
3/23     Gallup, NM- Juggernaut @
3/27     Fresno, CA- Bell Tower @
3/28     Santa Cruz- The Blue Lagoon @
3/30     Portland, OR- Branx @
3/31     Seattle, WA- El Corazon @
4/3       Englewood, CO- Gothic Theatre @
4/5       Minneapolis, MN- Cabooze @
4/7       St. Louis, MO- Fubar @
4/9       La Crosse, WI- Warehouse @
4/10     Portage, IN- Camelot Hall @
4/16     Worcester, MA- The Palladium, NE Metal and Hardcore Fest
# w/ Suffokate, The Contortionist
% w/ Atheist
* w/ Atheist, A Life Once Lost, Revocation
@ w/ Wretched, Sons of Aurelius

Since forming in 2005, LAST CHANCE TO REASON has shared the stage with Born of Osiris, Genghis Tron, Periphery, The Red Chord, Daath, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Unearth and many more.
Myspace.com/lastchancetoreason

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APERION- ACT OF HYBRIS

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

APERION’S FIRST CHILD IN EUROPE

The band Aperion, who has grinded their ideas almost in secret for several years, struck Slovenia in 2010 with their long awaited first album Act of Hybris. The bands hidden wishes came true, as they emerged on the foreign music scene unexpectedly quick and the album called for a reproduction. Good news apparently travels fast, as proven by numerous comments of foreign critics. Aperion received excellent reviews, not only in Slovenia, but also in England, France, USA, Spain, Germany Italy… The songs from their first album found their way onto four compilations across Europe and even in America, which is particularly difficult to conquer. The French audience has rewarded them with the third place on La Grose radio station, after competing with great names such as Metallica, Scorpions, The Rolling Stones, Slayer, Helloween, Megadeth,…

 

Last year the band presented their first album to the Slovene audience at various festivals and their independent tour and this year they are going abroad. They signed a contract with the German label G-records and on the 4th of March their album will be released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

 

Mastering by Mika Jussila (Apocalyptica, Nightwish, Amorphis,..)

 

ACT OF HYBRIS -Album Trailer

 

ACT OF HYBRIS -FAIRYTALE MIND first EU single-Trailer!

 

Ü – first Official Video from the Debut Album

http://www.youtube.com/user/aperionn#p/u/6/j9eHgDKFqXU

 

Ü- remix /Bonus track for the EU Release !

 

APERION- Act Of Hybris

 

www.aperion.org

www.myspace.com/aperionband

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DECEASED Announce Plans to Records New Album

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG
Virginian death/thrash metal veterans metal DECEASED will be heading back into the studio this year to record Surreal Overdose, their first full-length of all-new material since 2005’s As The Weird Travel On. The long-running metal maestros have kept the faith since 1985, summoning a slew of cult releases and building up an immensely dedicated fanbase that has followed the band merrily into hell and back. Now, at the dawn of 2011, King Fowley and his band of ‘bangers have returned!

King Fowley will return to the drum kit for this recording, handling both drums and vocals. The band will welcome in longtime live member Shane Fuegel on guitar (replacing long time band member Mark Adams who retired from music in 2007), while Mike Smith continues on studio guitar alongside longtime bassist Les Snyder.

 

The new record will be recorded at Assembly Line Studios in Virginia with Kevin Gutierrez engineering and King Fowley producing. The CD will be handled in the states by the band’s own label, Shrieks from the Hearse Records, alongside PATAC Records. Hell’s Headbangers will handle the vinyl edition, while overseas distribution will be announced shortly.

*The band is currently seeking live gigs and press opportunities. King Fowley is available for interviews now; please contact Catharsis PR for all things dirty and Deceased.*

 

BAND INFO:

Deceased has attained a dedicated, though cult following throughout a lengthy recording and live career. Founded in 1984, by drummer and vocalist King Fowley, the first band to sign Relapse Records, they released four full albums through the label, along with a number of EPs, demos and re-releases of early demos. Leaving Relapse Records in 2003 to sign to Thrash Corner, the band continues to release material to this day. Their sound centers around the powerhouse drumming and horror lyrics barked, sometimes narrated vocals of Fowley, telling tales of zombies and classic works of horror from The Twilight Zone to the works of Edgar Allan Poe (“Dark Chilling Heartbeat” retells “The Tell-Tale Heart” on their Supernatural Addiction album), while the twin guitars often move quickly from riff to riff – the band’s songs typically work through several time signature and tempo changes. From their fairly primitive origins, while their core sound has always retained an almost punk/hardcore edge to its rawness, Deceased became more and more ambitious in terms of their use of melody in their progressive, lengthy thrash guitar workouts. This transition in their career was marked by the release of a full zombie concept LP, “Fearless Undead Machines”, with cover art by painter Wes Benscoter and spoken samples from George A. Romero’s “..of the Dead” films, as well as the band’s own attempts to stage classic horror monologue and storytelling. In 2005 the band signed with Thrash Corner Records and released ‘As the Weird Travel On’ which was accepted instantly in the underground as one of few old-school metal bands still putting out quality material. The band started their own label in 2008 called Shrieks from the Hearse Records. They re-released ‘Fearless Undead Machines’ as a 2 cd set soon after. 2009-10 saw the band on the road more then ever with lengthy tours both on the east and west coasts.

Website: UPTHETOMBSTONES.NET

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DeathRiders announce Stay Screamin’ 2011 European Tour

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

DeathRiders (feat. Neil Turbin the Original Voice of Anthrax) announce Stay Screamin’ 2011 European Tour

Fistful Of Metal Alive

6.5.2011 Highway to DOKK’EM Open Air Pop Podium

Romein Leeuwarden, NL

7.5.2011 Metal Bash Open Air Neu Wulmstorf, DE

9.5.2011 Little Devil Tilburg, NL

10.5.2011 Bastard Club Osnabruck, DE

12.5.2011 Escape Metal Corner Vienna, AT

14.5.2011 The ACE Rock & Metal Club Berlin, DE

More Dates tba

3/11/2011 Musicians Institute Concert Hall – Hollywood, CA

3/13/2011 Whisky a Go-Go – W.Hollywood, CA

4/1/2011 The Vault – Thrash’A Fool’s Day – Temecula, CA

4/22/2011 Whisky a Go-Go -Fistful Of Metal Alive – One Night Only US – W.Hollywood, CA

http://deathridersblog.wordpress.com/2011/03/01/deathriders-stay-screamin-2011-european-tour/

http://deathridersblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/stayscreamineurope2011.jpg?w=450&h=90

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PROGRESSIVE POWER METAL – Sneak Peak at Tangent Plane’s new album “Project Elimi” :: Release Date: 25.03.2011

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

The result is the musical and lyrical concept in the mind of keyboardist and composer Ralph Swan. Again and again he took temporary project musicians to realize his musical visions. With a 4-track EP and various concerts with support for Fates Warning, Mind Odyssey, Sieges Even, etc. Due to the positive reviews from the media, fans and not least of the musicians the band was found in 2007.

 

In early 2008, the album “Among Grey Masks” taken in self-distributed and collected excellent reviews. At this time, manifested the solid line-up Tangent Plane: Ralph Swan Warrior – Keyboards, Bass – account Kostas (GRE), the guitarist Piero Pellegrino (ITA) and the singer Jan Michaelis (GER), and the drummer Dennis Hofmann (GER ).

 

Early 2010 the band worked in the studio with C. Schmid and RD Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Suicidal Angels, Orden Ogan, Eldritch, etc.) the first part of the “Project Elimi” trilogy. In May 2010 the band signed at 7Hard Records.

 

THE CRUSADES CONTINUES :: SO FAR – PROG ON!

 

Band Members:

Jan Michaelis – Vocals

Piero Pellegrino – Guitars

Kostas Kontos – Bass Ralph

Swan Krieger – Keyboards

Dennis Hoffmann – Drums

 

Tangent Plane www.tangent-plane.de (NEW MYSPACE DESIGN ONLINE)

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Upcoming Demonical shows in Europe + Usa + Asia

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

Announcement from DEMONICAL, the masters of Swedish Death Metal Darkness:

 

“We are utterly thrilled to announce our first ever battle on US-soil – the Rites of Darkness Festival in San Antonio TX – as well as our first ever shows in Thailand and Spain.

We can also reveal that Pablo Magallanes will join us as a second guitarist on the upcoming march through Europe. The addition of a second axe-man for live situations brings us to new heights and we can deliver the tracks – both new and old – with more power and might”

 

Here are all (so far) confirmed shows for 2011:

 

DEMONICAL + FERAL + ARROGANZ (* + GLORIA MORTI ) – ‘Death Infernal tour 2011’

03.05 (SWE) Stockholm / Sugarbar *

05.05 (GER) Hamburg / Bambi Galore *

06.05 (GER) Bad Oeynhausen / Black Sabbath *

07.05 (NL) Eindhoven / The Rambler *

08.05 (BEL) Oostende / OHK *

09.05 (UK) London / Purple Turtle *

10.05 (FRA) Valenciennes / Peniche Igelrock *

11.05 (GER) Neuss / Das Haus *

12.05 (GER) Aalen / Rock It *

13.05 (ITA) Brescia / Decimo Secolo

14.05 (ITA) Gorizia / Pieffe Factory

15.05 (SLO) Ljubljana / Channel Zero

17.05 (AT) Vienna / Escape Metalcorner

18.05 (SK) Banska Bystrica / Tirish Pub

19.05 (CZE) Prague / Modra Vopice

20.05 (GER) Jena / Rosenkeller

21.05 (GER) Lübeck / Treibsand

 

Tour poster

 

DEMONICAL + more

18.08 (GER) Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze Festival

 

DEMONICAL – ‘Asian Death Infernal tour 2011’

30.09 (IND) Darjeeling / The Underground Unleashed Festival

02.10 (THA) Bangkok / The Rock Pub << NEW !!

 

DEMONICAL + supports

21.10 (SPA) Zaragoza / Ultimatum << NEW !!

22.10 (SPA) Barcelona / tba << NEW !!

 

DEMONICAL + more

09.12 (USA) San Antonio TX / Rites of Darkness Festival << NEW !!

 

More dates tba soon.

 

Direct link to YouTube;: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRKr27HVYzM
YouTube : www.youtube.com/Demonicalofficial
Facebook : www.facebook.com/Demonicalofficial
MySpace : www.myspace.com/thedemonicalhorde
Web : www.demonical.net

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BONDED BY BLOOD PREPARING FOR EUROPEAN TOUR WITH LAZARUS A.D.

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG
New BONDED BY BLOOD Line-up Pic

New BONDED BY BLOOD Line-up Pic

Californian thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD are preparing for their transatlantic journey ahead of their European tour, which starts next Wednesday, March 9th in London, UK.

BONDED BY BLOOD are teaming up with fellow US thrashers LAZARUS A.D. for a co-headlining tour which will take them around 14 European countries.  The tour will be the band’s first run of shows in Europe with new frontman MAURO GONZALEZ.

BONDED BY BLOOD bassist JERRY GARCIA comments:

“We are about to leave for our first European tour with our new front man.  We are excited to play for all our European fans on this tour and we hope to see you guys at one of our gigs.  We just finished destroying North America alongside Lazarus A.D. and now we bring the devastation over to Europe!”

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

Mar. 09 – London, UK – Academy 2
Mar. 10 – Bristol, UK – Area 81
Mar. 11 – Milton Keynes, UK – Crauford Arms
Mar. 12 – Leeds, UK – The Well
Mar. 13 – Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
Mar. 14 – Nottingham, UK – The Maze
Mar. 15 – Southampton, UK – Joiners
Mar. 16 – Norwich, UK – Metal Lust @ The Brickmakers
Mar. 17 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
Mar. 18 – Zürich, Switzerland – Dynamo
Mar. 19 – Prague, Czech Republic – Modra Vopice
Mar. 20 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
Mar. 21 – Vienna, Austria – 3Raum/Arena
Mar. 22 – Bologna, Italy – Lazzaretto
Mar. 23 – Barcelona, Spain – Mephisto
Mar. 24 – Madrid, Spain – Hebe
Mar. 25 – Paris, France – Paris Extreme
Mar. 26 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27 Black
Mar. 27 – Porto, Portugal – Porto Rio
Mar. 29 – Hamburg, Germany – Headcrush
Mar. 30 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Merleyn
Mar. 31 – Copenhagen, Denmark – The Rock
Apr. 01 – Cologne, Germany – The Underground
Apr. 02 – Bruges, Belgium – JH Comma

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

Catch BONDED BY BLOOD on tour in North America at the following shows:

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

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

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

Get tickets for the North American tour at http://www.enterthevault.com/artist.php?id=645

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

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

For more BONDED BY BLOOD news and info, head to:

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

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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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