SOUNDGARDEN Release First Ever Live Album

March 23rd, 2011
by Celtic Bob

Soundgarden have just released their first ever live album, Live on I5, which can be streamed in full on the band’s Facebook page.

Titled Live on I5 – a reference to the Interstate 5 which runs up and down the West Coast-  the new collection compiles live tracks from a 1996 run by the band and captures the band at the height of their recording and touring career.  This carefully selected compilation includes fan favorites like “Spoonman”, “Rusty Cage”, “Burden In My Hand,” and “Black Hole Sun” (performed by Chris Cornell solo), as well what insiders are calling the definitive live performance of “Jesus Christ Pose.”  As a bonus, the disc includes two brilliantly inspired covers:  The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” and The Stooges’ anarchic proto-punk classic, “Search & Destroy.” The band took out recording engineer, Adam Kasper with them on the West Coast leg of this tour- the first time they ever recorded any live shows. They rented a mobile 24 track machine/truck and recorded the gigs on 2″ tape. Soundgarden had always intended to release it as a live record soon after the tour, but alas, they disbanded and the tapes were left in the closet of Studio X in Seattle (now called Bad Animals) to gather dust until now.

Live on I5 is the follow-up to Soundgarden’s celebrated 2010 reunion, with the band re-staking their well deserved place, earning a Grammy nomination for previously unreleased track “Black Rain” for Best Hard Rock Performance, gracing the covers of music magazines SPIN and Guitar World, performing on the second night of Conan and topping critics’ lists with their fall 2010 release, Telephantasm. The multi-label, career-spanning collection, also available in collector’s editions with the band’s first-ever DVD and booklet,  was a comprehensive retrospective of the enormously influential band whose music put Seattle and a young label called Sub Pop on the map.  As befits a group whose sound redefined a musical generation, they also proved themselves to be innovators with their partnership with Guitar Hero, with 1 million copies of Telephantasm sold, bundled within the launch of Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock. The album went platinum before even hitting stores- a first time certification for the RIAA.

Soundgarden’s subsequent live appearances had all the chemistry and intensity fans and critics had hoped for with the band’s legendary heavy sound and power intact.  Their headlining Lollapalooza spot last year found the four members playing their classic material from the ‘90s to longtime fans and a new generation who never thought they’d be lucky enough to see them.  Rolling Stone wrote, “Chris Cornell is the ultimate rock frontman” and Spin said, “The band kicked into an epic set that was the sonic equivalent of a blueprint of the Seattle sound: heavy, loud, and full of metal guitar heroics and classic rock pomp.”

With Live on I5, we catch the now-legendary rock titans at the top of their game. The collection captures the rawness, spontaneity and magic that happens at live gigs between Soundgarden and their audiences.  It cements the band’s place in rock history and shows why their appeal is as strong and as timeless as ever.

Watch this space for additional news on Soundgarden: www.soundgardenworld.com

Tracklisting in full:

1.         Spoonman

2.         Searching With My Good Eye Closed

3.         Let Me Drown

Tracks 1-3: Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – November 30, 1996

4.         Head Down

Recorded live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, WA – December 18, 1996

5.         Outshined

Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – November 30, 1996

6.         Rusty Cage

Recorded live at Pacific National Exhibition Forum, Vancouver, BC, Canada – December 7, 1996

7.          Burden In My Hand

Recorded live at Salem Armory, Salem, OR – December 8, 1996

8.         Helter Skelter

9.         Boot Camp

Tracks 8 and 9: Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – November 30, 1996

10.      Nothing To Say

Recorded live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, WA – December 18, 1996

11.       Slaves And Bulldozers

12.      Dusty

13.      Fell On Black Days

Tracks 11-13: Recorded live at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA – December 5, 1996

14.      Search And Destroy

Recorded live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, WA – December 18, 1996

15.      Ty Cobb

Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – November 30, 1996

16.      Black Hole Sun

Recorded live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, WA – December 17, 1996

17.       Jesus Christ Pose

Recorded live at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA – December 5, 1996

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EVIL SURVIVES ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

In support of the upcoming release of their 2008 debut album Metal Vengeance on CD and digital formats for the first time, Canadian heavy metal traditionalists EVIL SURVIVES prepare to hit the road for a jaunt across Canada and the United States. Originally released on vinyl format-only by Canadian label War on Music Records, Metal Vengeance hits store shelves on CD April 19th in North America and April 26th throughout the rest of the world care of Heavy Artillery Records.

March 26 – Winnipeg MB @ The Zoo – w/ Nuclear Assault

April 25 – Winnipeg MB @ Royal Albert – w/ Cauldron, Holy Grail

April 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Secret Space

April 29 – Appleton, WI @ BFG

April 30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Doghouse

May 1 – Chicago, IL @ TBA

May 2 – Dayton, OH @ TBA

May 3 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class

May 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBA

May 7 – Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s

May 8 – St Catherines, ON @ Celtic Pub

May 9 – Pembroke, ON @ TBA

May 11 – Quebec City, QC @ Bar le scanner

May 12 – Montreal, QC @ Katacombes

May 13 – Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe

May 14 – Toronto, ON @ The Bovine

May 20 – Brandon, MB @ TBA w/ Striker

May 21 – Winnipeg, MB @ Deathtrap w/ Striker

 

Based out Winnipeg, Manitoba EVIL SURVIVES first began spreading their metallic mayhem when the in the summer of 2006 Front man Karl “Axe n’ Smash” Warkentin and guitarist Adrian Riff began the arduous task of recruiting like minded metal heads. Finally after three months the search was complete and EVIL SURVIVES was born. By June 2008 EVIL SURVIVES made its first performance- by no coincidence…but fate! – outside of an Iron Maiden concert in their home town of Winnipeg. Less than a month later, EVIL SURVIVES entered the studio to record their debut full length album Metal Vengeance released exclusively on vinyl on War on Music.

On the heels of a growing renown, EVIL SURVIVES were right back in studio by the end of 2009 to record their second full length album, entitled Powerkiller, released by War on Music on vinyl and limited edition cassette. Mixed entirely in analog, the master reels contained over 40 minutes of driving NWOBHM worship, sounding like 1985-2009 never even happened. Powerkiller caught the attention of New York metal merchants HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS who released the album on CD and digitally on October 12th 2010.

Touring non-stop across Canada and beyond, EVIL SURVIVES quickly gained a reputation as a ripping live act, with piercing croons, guitar heroics, shotgun bass, and wild antics. Taking the torch from those who came before them, EVIL SURVIVES are positioned to become a leading force for the fight for the rightful return of Heavy Metal… and the execution of false metal everywhere.


Listen to EVIL SURVIVES at http://heavyartillery.bandcamp.com

 

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ANAL CUNT Announce US Tour

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG
America’s most hated band, ANAL CUNT, will be taking their shitshow on the road this coming month in support of their latest release,Fuckin’ A (PATAC Records). The tour will kick off in their Boston stomping grounds on May 24th and wind its way across the entire US throughout the month of April. A European tour is also in the works for later this year. No one is safe!

ANAL CUNT have been shocking, appalling, and causing grievous bodily harm to audiences all over the world since 1988,  peddling their ultraviolent noise-riddled grindcore and giving birth to some of the most hilarious (and hideously offensive) song titles in heavy metal history. Like GG Allin and the Dwarves before them, ANAL CUNT practice what they preach, gleefully embracing their own degeneracy and weathering an endless storm of drug busts, jail time, riots, controversy, and a drug-induced coma with two middle fingers aloft. Love them or hate them – they don’t give a fuck either way.

ANAL CUNT ‘FUCKIN’ A’  TOURDATES:

1 Frederick,MD @ Krugs
2 Baltimore,MD @ Sonar
3 Charlotte,NC @ Tremont
4 Atlanta,GA @ Drunken Unicorn
5 Tampa,FL @ Brass Mug
6 Columbia,SC @ New Brookland
7 Florence,SC @ Dr Buzzards
8 Savannah,GA @ Wormhole
9 New Orleans,LA @ Sibera
10 San Antonio,TX @ Korova
11 Austin,TX @ Emos
12 OKC,OK @ Conservatory
13 DAY OFF
14 Phoenix,AZ @ ICYC
15 Escondido,CA @ Cafe Metaphor
16 LA,CA @ The Blvd
17 Oakland,CA @ Metro
18 Portland,OR @ Branx
19 Seattle,WA @ El Corazon
20 Boise,ID @ Red Room
21 DAY OFF
22 Denver,CO @ tba
23 Omaha,NE @ Sandbox
24 Chicago,IL @ Memories
25 St Louis,MO @ Fubar
26 Indy,IN @ Vollath Tavern
27 Lansing,MI @ Macs
28 Pittsburgh,PA @ 31st street Pub
29 Columbus,OH @ Summit
30 Cleveland,OH @ Now Thats Class


 


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TRACKLISTING FOR Fuckin’ A: 

1. Fuck Yeah
2. Crankin’ My Bands Demo On A Box At The Beach
3. Loudest Stereo
4. Kickin’ Your Ass And Fuckin’ Your Bitch
5. Hot Girls On The Road
6. Whiskey, Coke And Sluts
7. All I Give A Fuck About Is Sex
8. I’m Gonna Give You AIDS
9. Yay! It’s Pink!
10. I Wish My Dealer Was Open

 

PRAISE FOR FUCKIN’ A

Fuckin’ A” absolutely guts every cock rock cliche from stem to sternum.” – Metal Underground

“Reviewing an Anal Cunt album is probably the shittiest thing I’ve done this week.” – Stereokiller

“Even when the jokes fall flat, it’s all played loud enough, hard enough, straight enough to not even matter. Sounds from a shriveled sac so goddamn obnoxious and catchy it’s almost enough to make up for Lord Petrus’s sudden croakage.” – Left Hand Path

The final two tracks are just genius though and are definitely my personal highlights. Closing your album that mocks the 80s with a soppy ballad entitled ‘I Wish My Dealer Was Open’ is just pure fucking class. Typical Anal Cunt. If you have avoided their music up until now this album may be your gateway into enjoying their sound.” – The Number of the Blog

Fuckin’ A is one of those Anal Cunt releases that shy away from being spastic manifestations of primal anger, ignorance and stupidity in favor of simply being funny.” – Metal Storm

” Putnam sounds like AC/DC’s Brian Johnson on a coke binge after smoking a carton of cigarettes.” – Kik Axe Music


ANAL CUNT IS:

Seth Putnam—vocals and guitar
Tim Morse—drums


www.myspace.com/axcx

http://www.patacrecords.com/
http://www.myspace.com/patacrecords

 

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Believer premieres new track “Mindsteps” on MetalBlade.com

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG
Believer - Transhuman

Believer - Transhuman

The final and one of the most dynamic tracks on Transhuman, entitled Mindsteps, is now up on metalblade.com/believer. Fans can pre-order their copy of Transhuman HERE where the album is available on its own or bundled with a t-shirt. Also available on the band’s pre-order page is a video that shows how the cover art came to be.

 

Transhuman track listing:

1. Lie Awake

2. G.U.T

3. Multiverse

4. End of Infinity

5. Transfection

6. Clean Room

7. Currents

8. Traveler

9. Ego Machine

10. Being No One

11. Entanglement

12. Mindsteps

 

The band adds, “Kevin Leaman (BELIEVER guitarist) recommended Kevin Gutierrez from Assembly Line Studios for mixing this record. Leaman had worked with Gutierrez previously and said that he was really easy to work with. From the first telephone conversation it was clear that Gutierrez understood exactly what we were looking for sonically and he seemed really interested in helping us achieve that.”

 

“We let Kevin know we wanted this album to sound very musical; not just be heavy. We wanted to use the whole frequency range and not have all the mids scooped out so that everything going on in the tunes was audible. Most importantly, we wanted to keep the dynamics. We were a little nervous about not being there physically for the mix, but we spent so much time tweaking in the sounds for tracking that we were confident he had good stuff to work with. The rough mixes we made for ourselves already sounded pretty decent.”

 

“Kevin was fast and efficient. He’d send us reference mixes as he completed each song and we’d be emailing/texting comments back and forth at all hours of the day and night. He was very responsive to our change requests and was really helpful in setting up the mastering session and communicating what we wanted to Maor Appelbaum of Maor Appelbaum Mastering. Maor also understood what we were trying to achieve with the dynamics and the overall listening experience we wanted to create on this album.”

 

“Sonically we’re extremely happy with this album and can’t wait for other people to hear it. We feel like this is a really strong and unique album in the BELIEVER catalog and it’s something we’re definitely proud of.”

 

“So what will you hear? We focused more on the overall musicality which included more instrumental layers than we used before. The vocals were also more of a focus as we have had much feedback throughout the years, specifically to get out of the one dimensional realm. Kurt wanted the vocals to be more complimentary to the overall tune feel, so he used many facets of his vocal abilities. As with all Believer albums, this one is definitely unique.”

 

Transhumanism: The study of the ramifications, promises, and potential dangers of technologies that will enable us to overcome fundamental human limitations, and the related study of the ethical matters involved in developing and using such technologies.

 

Immensely heavy, deceptively melodic, ambitiously daring, and brilliantly played. BELIEVER’s brand new concept album TRANSHUMAN available everywhere April 12!

 

BELIEVER is:

Kurt Bachman – guitars/vocals

Joey Daub – drums

Jeff King – keyboards/guitars

Kevin Leaman – guitars

 

Follow Believer at the following locations:

http://www.believerband.com

http://www.facebook.com/believerband

http://www.youtube.com/believerband

http://twitter.com/blvrbnd

http://www.myspace.com/believerband

 

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PAIN: Cover Artwork Revealed

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG
Pain - You Only Live Twice

Pain - You Only Live Twice

Swedish industrial metallers PAIN have revealed the cover artwork (below) for the bands upcoming album You Only Live Twice.

Commented mainman & producer Peter Tägtgren: “I really wanted something with a Nightmare Before Christmas meetsAlice In Wonderland kind of feeling but with our mascot, the painhead in it. The artist Heile created what I wanted but did it in his own way. It really has this kind of Tim Burton feel to it. It will be really crazy on a big backdrop. We’re also gonna do some inflatable stuff with our Painhead. Its gonna be our Eddie, like IRON MAIDEN has.”

You Only Live Twice is set to be released on June 3 (Europe) and June 21 (North America) 2011 via Nuclear Blast!

For more info visit: www.painworldwide.comwww.facebook.com/painwww.nuclearblast.de/pain

 

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BONDED BY BLOOD CHECK IN FROM EUROPEAN TOUR

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

Californian thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD are currently shredding their way around Europe on a co-headlining tour with LAZARUS A.D.

The tour is BONDED BY BLOOD’s first outing in Europe with new frontman MAURO GONZALEZ.  Following the first leg of the tour in the UK, the band are now in mainland Europe where bassist JERRY GARCIA has been keeping a tour diary of the band’s antics.

An excerpt from JERRY’s latest tour update follows:

“Hey what’s up guys!  Just checking in here from Vienna in Austria.  We had some incredibly epic nights recently and the highlights without a doubt are Zurich, Switzerland and Prague, Czech Republic!  The fans out there absolutely kick ass.  We had fans hanging from the ceiling, singing our songs, jumping on stage, buying us all sorts of alcoholic beverages, buying us pizza!  Great times in both of these countries.  It is such an honor to be able to come halfway across the globe and meet people that want nothing more than to spend some time with you and have a beer or two.  It is an incredibly humbling experience and one I will never forget.

“The scenery out here is rad!  Everything looks so epic that it is hard to explain.  After touring nothing but North America I am happy to see a forest where different kinds of trees grow and animals live, or buildings that were built hundreds of years ago compared to the skyscrapers of New York.

“Lately we all came down with a bit of a cold and cough.  We’re doing better now and the great catering we get every night is helping us get back to 100% way faster than any of the times we’ve been sick on tour in the States when all we have to eat sometimes is a McDouble and tap water.”

Read the full tour update and check out some photos at BONDED BY BLOOD’s official blog at http://bondedbybloodofficial.tumblr.com

Read JERRY GARCIA’s first tour diary entry on his personal blog at http://j.mp/f4Or4K

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

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

Following their European tour, BONDED BY BLOOD will be heading back out on the road in North America.  See them live 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

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 athttp://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_16

Get more BONDED BY BLOOD news and info at:

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

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AUTOPSY TO RELEASE VINYL EDITION OF ‘MACABRE ETERNAL’; Long-awaited studio album from death metal legend out in May

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

CALIFORNIA – San Francisco Bay Area death metal legend, Autopsy, has completed recording its long-awaited fifth studio album, Macabre Eternal, due out May 31st on Peaceville Records. The band has announced that it will release a special vinyl edition of the forthcoming musical massacre before the CD and digital versions hit stores, available exclusively through the Peaceville web-store at: http://www.peaceville.com on May 16th.

Autopsy drummer/vocalist, Chris Reifert, states, “We’ve brewed up the sickest and heaviest material that our rotten souls could possibly spew forth, and we are confident that it’s our best stuff yet. The EP was a taste of what’s to come, but now it’s time for the full assault from beyond the grave.

“The album will contain no repeated EP tracks, no re-recorded old songs, no triggered trickery, and nothing less than the pure death metal brutality that Autopsy has always delivered.”

One of the early breed of US death metal acts, and most respected names in the genre, Autopsy formed in 1987 in San Francisco, and released 4 albums on Peaceville Records – beginning with the classic debut Severed Survival in 1989 – before disbanding in 1995, with members going on to form Abscess.

Autopsy triumphantly and officially returned from the grave after a 15 year hiatus with the 2010 EP, ‘The Tomb Within’, delighting critics and fans alike.

Autopsy also celebrated this long overdue return with three headlining festivals at Maryland Deathfest, PartySan and Hole in the Sky, featuring friend, Dan Lilker (Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault), on bass.

The band will play several 2011 festival dates in support of Macabre Eternal.

Stay tuned for more information on Autopsy and Macabre Eternal.

 

 

Autopsy is…

Chris Reifert – drums/vocals

Danny Coralles – guitar

Eric Cutler – guitar

Joe Trevisano – bass

 

 

For more info…

www.autopsydeathmetal.com

www.peaceville.com

 

 

 

 

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HEAVY MTL 2011 Details

March 22nd, 2011
by Celtic Bob

CONCERT PROMOTION TITANS EVENKO AND LIVE NATION TEAM UP
TO BRING THE HEAVY BRAND TO TORONTO FOR THE SUMMER OF 2011

WHILE HEAVY MTL 2011 IS SET TO INVADE MONTREAL FOR ITS
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED THIRD EDITION!

BOTH LINE UPS AND ON-SALES LISTED BELOW!
(LINE UPS DIFFER IN EACH MARKET)

HEAVY MTL 2011
Packs One Heavy Punch!
KISS, Motörhead, Disturbed,
Billy Talent, Godsmack
and many more!
July 23 – 24, 2011 / Parc Jean-Drapeau

TICKETS ON SALE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH AT NOON!
Tickets available at Bell Centre
By phone: (514) 790-2525 or 1 877 668-8269
Order online: www.heavymtl.com or www.evenko.ca
Ticket prices: Single-day ticket: $83 / Week-end pass: $148.50
Reserved seating 1 day: $110 / Reserved seating week-end: $205.50
TAXES AND SERVICE FEES ARE INCLUDED
Group sales: ventesauxgroupes@evenko.ca ou 1-866-365-SHOW (7469)
Now it can be said. Or rather, shouted out loud, from the tops of buildings and mountains: HEAVY MTL is again bringing you a line-up sure to unite tens of thousands of hard rock and metal fans for an unparalleled, mind-blowing weekend at Parc Jean-Drapeau.
And you know when KISS shows up in town, it’s going to bring the mayhem to a whole new level. Continuing their decades-old relationship with Montrealers, the most influential hard rock band of all time bring their record-breaking, genre-defining, bone- crunching pyrotechnic theatrics to Parc Jean-Drapeau. Groundhogs and ducks: time to take cover! And stay under cover for awhile as  Disturbed brings back their dark, winding riffs to the stage, joining  the bombastic power of Godsmack’s nu metal and Juno-award winner Billy Talent’s indie-ish hard rock as they crank the levels sky-high.
Add to that the sonic wall of one of the originators of the new wave of British metal and you’ve got a party goin’ on – Motörhead will be sure to keep the guitar gods happy. As well as Anthrax, one of the Big Four of thrash metal, prog-metallers Opeth and even more of the biggest and best hard rock and heavy metal perpetrators around.
Last year’s second edition of HEAVY MTL saw 42,500 faithful bang their heads in unison and enjoy the heaviness that is HEAVY.  This year that call to hard rock and heavy metal fans goes even further and reaches out down the 401 as the event expands to include the HEAVY T.O. weekend, which launches its first assault on Toronto’s Downsview Park. Why have all the fun in one place: It’s time for Toronto’s fans of hard and heavy rock to stand up and count to ‘11’ on their amps. If you like your music loud and your t-shirts black, you’ll be embarrassed if you’re caught anywhere else this summer!
Tickets for HEAVY MTL go on sale this Saturday, March 26 at noon via evenko.ca. Be sure to check out heavymtl.com, Facebook page and Twitter account for news and updates before the festival goes on sale Saturday.

And if this isn’t enough rock & metal for March, stay tuned for a few more heavy, crunchy announcements to be added to the line-ups.

HEAVY MTL DATES
July 23-24, 2011 at PARC JEAN-DRAPEAU
And stay tuned for Heavy in the City events!

SATURDAY, JULY 23rd, 2011
part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour
Disturbed
Godsmack
Billy Talent
In Flames
Trivium
Unearth
Kindgom of Sorrow
Red Fang
Machine Head
Suicide Silence
All Shall Perish
Straight Line Stitch
SUNDAY, JULY 24th, 2011
KISS
Motörhead
Opeth
Anthrax
Children of Bodom
As I Lay Dying
The Sword
Times of Grace
DevilDriver

www.HeavyMTL.com

HEAVY IS SET TO TAKE OVER TORONTO!

JULY 23rd & 24th, 2011
DOWNSVIEW PARK, TORONTO

MEGADETH · ROB ZOMBIE
BILLY TALENT · SLAYER
ANTHRAX · MOTÖRHEAD · OPETH
MASTODON · CHILDREN OF BODOM · TESTAMENT
AS I LAY DYING · THE SWORD · TIMES OF GRACE · DEVILDRIVER
ANVIL  · BAPTIZED IN BLOOD · MELISSA AUF DER MAUR & MORE!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: WWW.HEAVYTO.COM
TICKETS ON SALE
FRIDAY, MARCH 25th at 11:00AM

Tickets also available all Ticketmaster Outlets, Rotate This, Soundscapes
or call 1-855-985-5000 to charge by phone.

TICKETS:
Weekend Pass: $135 plus service charges
Weekend Pass Special Edition Ticket*: $145 plus service charges
Live Nation Lounge**: Single day $150 Weekend pass $275 plus service charges
Saturday admittance: $72.50 plus service charges
Sunday admittance: $72.50 plus service charges

*Weekend Pass Special Edition Ticket includes:  This limited edition Heavy T.O. 2011 Weekend Pass Special Edition Ticket is something special that fans can keep for years to come!

**Live Nation Lounge ticket includes: 19+ only area, exclusive bar and restrooms, access to limited GA bleacher seating, and a limited edition Heavy T.O. 2011 Commemorative Laminate (to be picked up at entrance gate on day-of-show)

The remarkable success of HEAVY MTL prompted the launch of a new event, right down the 401 – that’s right, we’re talkin’ HEAVY T.O. “Thanks to the incredible support of fans and the sheer momentum Heavy has gained in two short years, we felt this experience needed to be shared elsewhere in Canada” said evenko’s director of concerts and events, Nick Farkas. “Toronto metal fans have been begging for an outdoor metal festival – we’re answering those calls with Heavy T.O.” said Live Nation Promoter, Emmanuel Patterson.

Set to take place on the same weekend as HEAVY MTL, metal and hard rock fans in the GTA will be able to get up close and personal with the amazing HEAVY T.O. experience. The event will feature two full days of programming and will undoubtedly make Canada the envy of the international metal and hard rock communities.

Saturday, July 23
Megadeth
Anthrax
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Norris Post New Video Teaser Online For New Album

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

Canadian experimental tech metal outfit Norris has posted a new video teaser for their new album “The Great White North” online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM3Is_JKLuM

 

Norris’ new album is now available in stores and on-line through Year of The Sun Records. “We’re extremely proud of having this record be our first release of 2011,” states label head C. Benner. “I don’t think metal fans will be dissapointed when they hear the honesty and anger that Norris has been able to capture with this album.”

 

Norris have been ripping their way through Canada leaving behind a trail of devoted fans who have been a key factor in spreading the band’s extreme blend of metal, rock, and hardcore across the country. The band’s explosive sound has been praised by Exclaim Magazine in the past as “…simply obliterating… manages to come barreling out of the speakers with unbridled passion.”

 

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www.myspace.com/rightnorris

 

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MASTIPHAL new song available for streaming!

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

“Man Strikes God Falls” is the new Mastiphal song, that has just been added to band’s official myspace page (www.myspace.com/mastiphalofficial). This recording comes from the album “Parvzya“, which will be released on 15th May 2011 via Witching Hour Productions.

“This song is the announcement of what will appear on new Mastiphal album. In our opinion the content of “Parvzya” is closer to the essence of black metal. There’s unique oldchool feeling in it and what’s more the album includes two crucial elements: specific atmosphere and shitloads of satan!” – underlines Flauros, singer of Mastiphal.

A short trailer for “Parvzya” can be viewed below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xWigE8BKoQ&tracker=False&hd=1

“Parvzya”was mixed and mastered with producer Sverker “Widda” Widgren at his Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm, Sweden (WATAIN, FUNERAL MIST, DESTROYER 666). MASTIPHAL, one of the most important Polish black metal bands of the ’90s,  recorded 10 new songs. However only 9 of them will be featured on CD version. In addition to the exclusive digibook CD as well as a limited LP version – 180-gram black grey vinyl with the full album on CD as bonus “Reclaming the Throne” song!

Live premiere of the new tracks will take place June 3rd at the “Silesian Massacre” festival in Katowice, Poland, where MASTIPHAL will play with DODHEIMSGARD, URGEHAL, ENTOMBED and KATAKLYSMMASTIPHAL have been confirmed also for “The Underground Unleashed 2011″ festival (INCANTATION, DARZAMAT, DEMONICAL), set to take place September 30 – October 2, in Darjeeling, India.

“Parvzya” track listing:
1. Intro
2. The Wall of Phantom
3. Under The Sign of the Morning Star
4. May He Rot in Hell
5. Sovereign’s Return
6. Man Strikes God Falls
7. Nihil Esse
8. Parvzya
9. Chosen Obituaries
10. Reclaming the Throne*
11. Triumph of Destruction
*only vinyl edition

A double-CD digipack from MASTIPHAL was made available on September 25, 2009 via Witching Hour Productions. Entitled “Damnatio Memoriae”, the set contains the group’s entire discography and, as a special bonus, footage of band performing live in 1994 as well as the remastered audio track from that concert.

Mastiphal current line-up
Flauros – vocal
Daamr – guitars, bass
Oppressor – guitars, bass
Cymeris – guitars
Senator – drums

Discography:

“Sowing Profane Seed” – (Baron Records 1994)
“For a Glory of All Evil Spirits, Rise for Victory” –
(Baron Records 1995 /Nocturn Records 1996)
“Seed of Victory” – (Vox Mortiis 1998)
“Czarne Zastępy – W hołdzie Kat” – compilation – (Pagan Records 1998)
“A Tribute to Hell” – compilation – (Full Moon Productions 1998)
“Damnatio Memoriae” – (Witching Hour Productions 2009)
“Parvzya” – (Witching Hour Productions 2011)

www.myspace.com/mastiphalofficial
www.youtube.com/mastiphalofficial

 

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WOODS OF YPRES – ‘WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM’ OUT NOW IN NORTH AMERICA

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM, the latest album from Canadian blackened doom merchants WOODS OF YPRES, is out now in North America.

Originally released in 2009, WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM received critical acclaim upon its release, and has now been reissued worldwide by Earache Records.

WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM is available now on CD, and will be available on limited edition coloured double vinyl on April 11th exclusively from the Earache Webstore.  The limited edition vinyl will be available in the following colors and quantities:

100 – Shards of Love (pink with white splatter)
200 – Pain & Piss (yellow with red splatter)
300 – Wood Green
400 – Black

Get WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM now in North America on CD, and pre-order the limited edition coloured vinyl, athttp://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_745

WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM is also available now worldwide on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/album/woods-4-the-green-album/id408538564

The album is available in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_758

WOODS OF YPRES recently released a new music video for the track, “I Was Buried In Mount Pleasant Cemetery”, which is taken from WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM.  Watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9TvcAMENJE

Get more WOODS OF YPRES news and information at:

Official site – http://www.woodsofypres.ca
MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/woodsofypres
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/woodsofypres

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SoundCheck Hollywood Announces Its Grand Opening Autograph Signings For March 23rd and 24th

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

SoundCheck Hollywood (located at 8872 Sunset Blvd.) will be officially opening its doors to the public with an exciting grand opening extravaganza that will have metal/hard rock community flooding the Hollywood streets. This all kicks off with an autograph signing with ASKING ALEXANDRIA, who will be there to meet fans, sign autographs and take photos on Wednesday, March 23rdat 3PM. See below or visit www.facebook.com/soundcheckhollywood to view the entire list of band appearances.

 

Wednesday, March 23rd

ASKING ALEXANDRIA – 3PM

I SEE STARS – 5PM

ANIMALS AS LEADERS – 6PM

 

Thursday, March 24th

 

THE FACELESS – 5PM

 

SUICIDE SILENCE – 8PM

 

More bands TBA

 

SoundCheck Hollywood is essentially a lifestyle music store that will feature CDs, Vinyl and DVDs from all artists spanning the spectrum of the metal/underground rock genres, but will separate itself from any other store with the special emphasis of limited edition merchandise that will cover the walls.

 

However, the specialness does not stop there. SoundCheck will offer fans a unique meet and greet opportunity with bands that takes place in the “backstage” of the store which will differ greatly from your normal autograph signings. Founder Ash Avildsen states: “We want to create an intimate environment that no other store has ever offered fans when they go to meet their favorite artists at a signing. SoundCheck’s backstage will be far different from your typical “move-it-along” setting, i.e. having a line of people looking over your shoulder while you are sharing your coveted moment with the band you came to meet.”

 

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SCAR SYMMETRY: Track by Track Incl. Snippets of New Album Online

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

Swedish progressive melodic death metal icons SCAR SYMMETRY have posted a video track by track for the bands upcoming album The Unseen Empire. The videos explain the lyrical concept of the album, which deals with conspiracy theories / illuminati themes. The track by track by drummer Henrik Ohlsson also contains short snippets of every song fromThe Unseen Empire!

The first single “Illuminoid Dream Sequence” can be streamed in its entirety on the bands Facebook profile: www.facebook.com/scarsymmetry

The Unseen Empire will be released April 15 (Europe) and May 17th (North America) 2011 via Nuclear Blast!

For more info visit: www.scarsymmetry.comwww.facebook.com/scarsymmetrywww.nuclearblast.de/scarsymmetry

 

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SYLOSIS Release New Videoclip

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

UK-based modern thrashers SYLOSIS have just released the videoclip for the song “Empyreal”. The track is taken from the album Edge Of The Earth, which will be released on April 19th in North America.

Check it out the clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXdPoL1yQsA

SYLOSIS’ Nuclear Blast debut “Conclusion Of An Age” was released in North America on January 27 2009.

SYLOSIS‘ musical style can be described as “brutal, technical and deceptively melodic modern metal that favors invention over cliché and never shies away from nimble shifts in style, tempo or mood. The quintet manage to bring an epic, technical and melodic feel to the old-school thrash sound, combining incredible guitar solos and bloodlust vocals. The outcome, a sound that is both devastatingly feral and blisteringly precise.”
For more info visit: www.sylosis.comwww.myspace.com/sylosis

 

 

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HEAVENWOOD (Oporto, Portugal) – New album showcases scheduled in Portugal/ 2 New songs streaming online

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

Portuguese Dark Goth Metal act HEAVENWOOD have scheduled two showcases for introducing the new ABYSS MASTERPIECE album which was released last March 14th in Portugal, and March 18th in Europe via Listenable Records, and will be released on May 3rd 2011 in North America through eOne Distribution. The band shall present 5 versions to some of the new songs of the new album and signing autographs for friends and fans in two separate occasions. First date due March 27 at the auditorium of FNAC STORE in Norte Shopping, Matosinhos, Portugal and session starts at 9:30pm. Second date is April 2 at the auditorium of FNAC STORE in Guimarães Shopping, Guimarães, Portugal, starting hour at 10pm.

Meanwhile the first dates for the ‘ Abyssus Convucatum Est Tour 2011 ‘ shall be revealed very soon.

In other news, ‘ Winter Slave ‘ and ‘ Leonor ‘ (with RAM-ZET’s Miriam Renvag on vocals) , two brand new tracks taken from ‘ Abyss Masterpiece ‘ are available for streaming on the band’s MySpace page. Both songs comes off the band’s new album which the media across the globe have been replying positively with numerous excellent reviews (Metal Hammer Magazine Germany 5/7; Rock Hard Magazine Germany 8/10; Terrorizer Magazine U.K. 7/10; Heavy Sound France 8.5/10; Heavy Hardes Magazine Germany 4/6; Reflections Of Darkness Webzine Holland 9/10; Metal Fan Magazine Romenia 8.3/10; Loud! Magazine Portugal 7.9/10; Scratch The Surface Webzine Portugal 8/10; Ruído Sonoro Webzine Portugal 93,90/100; Metal Imperium Portugal 8.7/10; Stormbringer Austria 4/5; Legacy Germany 11/15; Metal Glory Germany 7/10; Metal Italia Italy 7/10; RockNHeavy Portugal 8/10; U-Zine France 7/10; among many others). The follow-up to 2008’s Redemption was produced by Ricardo Dias and HEAVENWOOD and was mixed and mastered by Kristian “Kohle” Kohlmannslehner at Kohlekeller Studios, Germany and the cover art for the record was developed and realized by Matthew Vickerstaff of Darkwave Art.

For more updated information on the bands new showcase dates yet to be announced please follow to their Official MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/heavenwood.

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