ARCHSPIRE “All Shall Align” limited digipack CD

April 13th, 2011
by EvilG
Vancouver tech death metal outfit ARCHSPIRE, compared to the likes of Origin, Decrepit Birth, Spawn Of Possession or fellow Canadians Beneath The Massacre, will release “All Shall Align” as limited digipack CD on Trendkill Recordings on 14th of April in Europe & Uk, 21th of April in US & Canada.

Digital is available now through Itunes and fully available as streaming on Deezer and more !

Limited digipack CD and very limited CD/T-Shirt bundles, including exclusive artwork by Toshihiro Egawa ( Dying Fetus, Suicide Silence, Devourment… ) are still available at Trendkill webshop :

Canadian tour starts this week, don’t miss a show in your town and the opportunity to get CD’s and Shirts through the band !

15.04.2011 @ Vancouver BC – The Rickshaw Theater – CD Release Party
16.04.2011 @ Kelowna B C- Oasis Nightclub
17.04.2011 @ Calgary AB – Dickens Pub
18.04.2011 @ Edmonton AB – The Mead Hall
20.04.2011 @ Saskatoon SA – Walkers Event Center
21.04.2011 @ Brandon MB – The North Hill Inn
22.04.2011 @ Thunderbay ON – Kilroys
23.04.2011 @ Sault St Marie ON – TBA
24.04.2011 @ Oshawa ON – The Deizel Room
25.04.2011 @ Ottawa ON – The Rainbow
26.04.2011 @ Trois Rivieres QC – L’Accro Bar
27.04.2011 @ Quebec QC – The Scanner
28.04.2011 @ Montreal QC – Cafe Chaos
29.04.2011 @ Peterborough ON – TBA
30.04.2011 @ Toronto ON – The Hard Luck Bar
01.04.2011 @ North Bay ON – TBA
03.04.2011 @ Winnipeg MB – The Zoo
04.04.2011 @ Regina SK – The Exchange
05.04.2011 @ TBA
06.04.2011 @ Jasper AB – TBA
07.04.2011 @ Kamloops BC – Plaza Heritage Hotel
More info on ARCHSPIRE :

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LAST CHANCE TO REASON Video Game Demo Available For Free Download

April 13th, 2011
by EvilG

Band’s Prosthetic debut, “Level 2,” out now in North America

“Level 2,” the Prosthetic debut from Maine progressive metallers LAST CHANCE TO REASON, is out today! To commemorate the release, the band has posted a free downloadable demo version of a companion video game, also titled “Level 2.” Go to the band’s official blog site to get instructions and download the first stage! Developed by the band itself, the game was designed by drummer Evan Sammons and noted indie video game developer Tom Vine, who also programmed the game, and features artwork from pixel artist Francis Coulombe.


“Level 2,” the album, can be ordered on Itunes Canada at


The band is currently on a tour that will end at New England Metal and Hardcore Fest this weekend. Look for more dates to be announced shortly.


4/12 Sandusky, OH – The Underground @

4/13 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar and Grill @

4/14 Brookfield, CT – The Room @

4/16 Worcester, MA- The Palladium, NE Metal and Hardcore Fest


@ w/ Wretched, Sons of Aurelius


LAST CHANCE TO REASON teamed up with producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, The Human Abstract) 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. 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.

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ORIGIN: Studio Vlog Part 1 Now Online

April 13th, 2011
by EvilG

Technical death masters, ORIGIN, have uploaded their first video blog chronicling the making of their  upcoming masterpiece entitled Entity. Part 1 documents John Longstrength recording his drum parts for the album. Look for Entity in both physical and digital formats on June 7 (N. America) and June 10 (Europe). Artwork (attached) was handled this time around by Colin Marks.

One of the most intense and technical forces of the contemporary death metal world, ORIGIN has returned to stake its claim as the leader of metal’s new wave of extremity with its fifth studio effort. As expected, the death grind trio of Mike Flores (bass, vocals), Paul Ryan (guitar, vocals) and John Longstreth (drums) continues to churn out frantic, hell-paced grids of metal torment, but now further complements the arrangements with a newfound propensity for churning grooves and the hook-laden approach that first reared its ugly, but accessible head on the band’s 2007 offering, Antithesis. The band once again returned to Chapman Recording Studios in Lenexa, Kansas to work with longtime engineer and friend Robert Rebeck.

As stated multiple times in the past, ORIGIN proves once again that they stand head and shoulders above their peers.

Catch the band, with their new frontman Jason Keyser, on tour with HATE ETERNAL, VITAL REMAINS and ABYSMAL DAWN in North America starting on June 15 at Emo’s in Austin, Texas. Look for ORIGIN on the road in Europe, South America, Mexico, Asia, Australia and the rest of the world in 2011 and 2012.

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BlackBrew Line-up changes

April 13th, 2011
by EvilG
Jimmy Ash has parted ways with BlackBrew to pursue his solo project.  Jimmy has been a great friend, performer and contributor to BlackBrew during the last 10 months and he will be missed.  We wish Jimmy Ash the best of luck in his future music endeavors.

Daryl Hernandez is now playing guitar with BlackBrew.  Daryl is weeks away from obtaining his Master’s Degree in Classical Performance.  Daryl comes from the band Demonia, and brings a fantastic stage presence and musical ability to BlackBrew.  Additionally, Daryl owns and operates The House of Rock program in Covina, CA.  This program works with kids of various playing abilities, and puts them into a band environment.  These bands play shows across Southern California.  Daryl has expanded his business from Covina to include Ontario and Diamond Bar.

Mark Bouras is filling in as a 2nd guitar player with BlackBrew.  He will be making his debut this Thursday night at the Key Club in Hollywood CA in direct support for the BulletBoys. Mark comes to BlackBrew from the progressive metal band Ellerman.  Additionally, Mark has a successful solo project and teaching practice.  Clips of Mark’s playing can be heard here.

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April 13th, 2011
by EvilG, metal’s premiere digital download store, has launched the first of many future monthly compilations to be available for free download worldwide!

Owner, Mike Riddick, comments:

“What’s unique about these monthly compilations is that they will feature as-of-yet unreleased tracks from metal bands spanning a variety of genres.  Metalheads want to be ‘in the know’ on the latest titles, and what better way to do this than to offer up legal downloads of the latest from metal’s greatest labels…days-to-weeks before their official release!”

Metalhit’s first compilation includes 11 downloadable tracks from: Agoraphobic Nosebleed, While Heaven Wept, Blut Aus Nord, Feral, Necros Christos, Nightshade, Putridity, Satan’s Host, Spearhead, Hope for the Dying and Leaves’ Eyes.

Visitors to Metalhit’s site may also enter to win a free copy of Blut Aus Nord’s latest CD, “777 Sect(s),” courtesy of Debemur Morti Productions.

The compilation can be downloaded here:

Check back in mid-May for an all new set of free unreleased songs and a new contest!

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SCAR OF THE SUN Signs With Scarlet Records

April 13th, 2011
by EvilG

Greek modern atmospheric metallers SCAR OF THE SUN have signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the worldwide release of their much anticipated debut album “A Series Of Unfortunate Concurrencies”, a multi-dimensional musical concept blending many elements and influences, from gothic and doom atmospheres to modern electronic samples, from symphonic arrangements to the Swedish sound, with a touch of progressive structures and lots of heaviness and drama.

The album was co-produced and mixed by renowned Canadian producer Rhys Fulber (PARADISE LOST, FEAR FACTORY, MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD) and mastered by Greg Reely (PARADISE LOST, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HED) and features special guest appearances by Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY), Bob Katsionis (FIREWIND), Marios Iliopoulos (NIGHTRAGE), Chris Antoniou (SEPTIC FLESH) and Leah Randi (CONJURE ONE).

“A Series Of Unfortunate Concurrencies” will be released in Europe on May 26th 2011 and in the USA on June14th 2011.

For more info please visit

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April 13th, 2011
by EvilG
Headbanger's Kitchen

Headbanger's Kitchen

Heavy Metal cooking show Headbanger’s Kitchen, hosted by Demonic Resurrection frontman ‘Demonstealer’ have just released the 2nd episode of the show. The episode features vocalists Vinay Venkatesh and Sunneith Revankar of Mumbai metal giants ‘Bhayanak Maut’. The food section of the episode witnesses the birth of the ‘Bhayanak Bacon Bomb’ served with a side of cheesy potatoes.

We were overwhelmed by the positive response we got to the first HK episode, which we had shot with a on-the-fly home-video feel. Obviously, being motivated by the response, we decided to bring in tighter, bigger and better production values, giving it a more international appeal rather than a localized feel” Srinivas Sunderrajan, Director, Enter Guerrilla Films.

A brand new website has also been launched that has been designed by 15 year old metal fan Pratheek Rebala.

Headbanger’s Kitchen is a heavy metal cooking show started in March 2011 by Demonstealer (Demonic Resurrection/Workshop/ReptilianDeath) and Srinivas Sunderrajan (Scribe). The show is hosted by Demonstealer who rustles up some of his favourite dishes and invites one metal band to sample his cooking and sit down for an informal interview.

Watch the videos directly on youtube:

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Singer WADE BLACK Parts Ways With Dan Spitz’ DEUXMONKEY

April 13th, 2011
by EvilG

Ohh the drama….. was sent a statement from former CRIMSON GLORY singer Wade Black (BLACK REIGN) regarding him parting with DEUXMONKEY, the project led by former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz:

“I’ve searched the world for musicians that possessed the talent and shared vision to bring you a band like no other. As previously announced in November of last year, I have found it in Black Reign!!! During my quest for the ultimate band line-up, I did a short stint with Dan Spitz for his DeuxMonkey project, thinking this might be the band that would be the answer to my quest. I quickly realized it wasn’t! I gave Dan a verbal cease and desist on all my lyrics and vocals. I felt the songs were not up to my standards, and they were not to be released with my vocals. He agreed. Now, almost a year later, he’s trying to release those songs with my vocals. Further, he is making misleading statements, saying that I’m in that band. The reality is that he is lying to all of his fans and mine, stealing my voice, lyrics and likeness – all to serve his own needs. I say it one more time so the world can hear me as well: Dan, cease and desist from using any of my vocals, lyrics, and likeness. Otherwise, the use of my name and likeness and any unauthorized use will be regarded as what it is: stealing! Dan, let’s keep this out of the legal system and settle this issue quickly so we can both move on.”

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April 13th, 2011
by EvilG
Travis Neal

Travis Neal

UK tech metal act CYANIDE SERENITY have revealed Divine Heresy’s Travis Neal as their new singer.

The band issued the following statement:
“We are incredibly delighted to announce Travis as our new singer, we are hoping this will be the end of constant changing of vocalists, we have a lot of bad luck in this area and hope we can move on without any more setbacks. Travis is an exceptional singer and has an incredible scream, he is the ideal candidate alongside Matt and we cannot wait to hit the stage with him!”

CYANIDE SERENITY will re-record their 2011 album ‘Consume Me’ next month with Travis and have released the title track ‘Consume Me’ as a taster of what to expect with him at the helm:

The band have also announced that from the 24th April until the 8th May they will make their third trip to India with a follow on string of dates in Sri Lanka.  The band will be the first international band to do such a long Indian tour spanning 7 cities, Chennai, Kerla, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore, as well as being the first international act to play Kerla and the first UK act to play in Sri Lanka. Whilst in India the band will also perform at the Deccan Rock Festival in Hyderbad on 7th May with Decapitated, Sybreed and Nervecell. Details about the shows and tour can be found from the bands official Facebook page.

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April 13th, 2011
by Robert Williams


Interview with Ancient Creation vocalist Steve Bentley

Conducted by Robert Williams

Kansas City traditional metallers Ancient Creation return with their triumphant third full length record "Moonlight Monument" released this month through North Carolina’s Heaven and Hell Records. Fans of early Fates Warning and Mercyful Fate would do themselves a favor to check out the new album, showcasing an old school American metal feel, not that far removed from Twisted Tower Dire. Riff upon mighty riff complemented by vocalist Steve Bentley’s powerful vocals make this an early candidate for one of the best metal records released stateside so far this year. Vocalist Steve Bentley recently took the time to chat with to bring us up to speed with all of the excitement surounding the release of "Moonlight Monument"…

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Pr-Order Bruce Moore’s FOR THOSE ABOUT TO COOK

April 12th, 2011
by Celtic Bob

The first 500 pre-orders will be listed as Supporting Vocals in the book and on the website. Those    of    you who pre-order after May 7 will have their names listed on the website only. This is to thank all of you who contribute to make this book happen – we cannot do it without you and we will give you an honourable mention as a Supporting Vocal!

If you live within the 48 continental United States or in the United Kingdom, you can pre-order with our web shop by clicking on the link to the right. If you DON’T live in this area, send us an email and we’ll talk about how you can get on the list of Supporting Vocals too!

For Those About To Cook is a collection of recipes, anecdotes and pictures from musicians and music industry personnel. With contributions from numerous musical genres and countries, this is truly a multi-genre and multi-ethnic collector’s cookbook. Readers will be presented with recipes ranging from appetizers to full course meals and desserts. For Those About To Cook is more than a cookbook: it is also a fan collectible as it includes short informative biographies, high quality pictures of the artists (mostly in a kitchen setting), pictures of the food and, in some cases, a quote about why the recipe or food is important to the contributor.

Readers and fans will gain an insider’s view into the lifestyle and habits of the artists and bands; a sort of backstage pass or behind-the-scenes look into the lives of their favorite artists far from the stage and the studio.

About: Bruce Moore is a regular weekly contributor to PureGrainAudio, and has been published in various national and international music magazines including HM Magazine, Thrash Magazine, Crave, Sick Drummer, and The Gauntlet.

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PAIN: 2nd Studio Trailer Online Now

April 12th, 2011
by EvilG

PAIN, the Swedish industrial metallers led by iconic producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY), have uploaded their second studio trailer for their upcoming album You Only Live Twice. Check it out at (and below).

Pain - You Only Live Twice

Pain - You Only Live Twice

PAIN recently  released a brand new song off the bands upcoming masterpiece You Only Live Twice. Surf to to stream and download the track “Dirty Woman”.

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

Attached artwork and promo pic were both created this time around by German artist Heile (INDICA, LEGION OF THE DAMNED).

Mainman & producer Peter Tägtgren recently commented on the artwork: “I really wanted something with a Nightmare Before Christmas meets Alice 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.”

For more info visit:


PAIN - Peter Tägtgren promo photo 2011

PAIN - Peter Tägtgren promo photo 2011

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Fetus In Fetu releasing debut album

April 12th, 2011
by EvilG

The danish based Death Metal act FETUS IN FETU, can now announce the release date for the debut album ”Abnormal Disfigurement”, the album will be avalibel every through Casket Music / Copro Records the 30th may. Already now its possible to stream the three songs ”Bring Your Slasherhook”, ”Raped In The Crypt” and ”Sacrifice, the Flesh” on the groups MySpace profile:

The record also contains a couple of guest appearances, guitarist Janus Svenningsen of Necroptic (Severe Records) and Emesis, as well as guest vocals from Morten Svendsen from Transparent.


”Abnormal Disfigurement” are recorded in the bands own studie Fetus Studio in Brønderslev, Denmark and produced and mixed by the band guitarist Johnni and later mastered by Thomas Bekker (brother of singer Michael Bekker).


The singer Michael Bekker have giving the following statement about the release:

”Now Fetus In Fetu are finally ready with our first full-length album, thanks to our manager Carsten Brogaard of Revolution Music and Casket Music for believing in us. We look forword to get in the van and get out on the European and Danish road, we will come with full force and a bag full of old school death metal. Since we recorded the album last year, we’ve had some chances in our line-up, we’ve gotten a new bassist in Lasse Toft, our old bassist Astor have taken over the lead guitar, after Christian left the band, a roll he is much more suited. The first time we will play with the new line-up are the 4th june at the Day Of Decay warm up show at Rock Caféen in Aalborg, Denmark. Here it will be possible to buy the new album, which will be released the 30th may, aswell as new t-shirts and other great stuff. Stay brutal and keep supporting metal!!!”


The artwork are made by Remy of Headsplit Design, and the layout by Carsten Brogaard of Revolution Music. The albums cover can be seen here: ( and the track list are as followed:


1 Moulded Blood
2 Raped in the Crypt
3 Molested with a Knife*
4 Bring your Slasherhook
5 Abnormal Disfigurement^
6 Sleeping with the Dead^*
7 Golgatha
8 Sacrifice, the Flesh

*Guitar solo by Janus Svenningsen af Necroptic (Severe Records) and Emesis
^Vocal by Morten Svendsen by Transparent





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BOOK OF BLACK EARTH Unveil Track Listing; “The Cold Testament” To Hit the Streets on May 24th

April 12th, 2011
by EvilG

Seattle-based blackened death metal act, BOOK OF BLACK EARTH, have unveiled the track listing for their new album, “The Cold Testament.” The ten song album will hit the streets on May 24th, 2011. “The Cold Testament,” was tracked by Chris Common (Pelican, The Sword) at the Red Room Studio in Seattle and mixed and mastered by Dan Swano (Bloodbath, Nasum, Opeth) at Unisound in Sweden. The cover was done by renowned artist, Derek Noble. “The Cold Testament” pre-order is now available, exclusively, through Prosthetic Records’ webstore; The CD can be ordered on its own, or in a bundle with an exclusive T-shirt design. Get your copy, now!


“The Cold Testament” track listing is as follows:


Weight of the World

Cross Contamination


Irritating Spectre


Research and Destroy

Road Dogs From Hell

I See Demons


Look for the band, who have previously appeared with the likes of Watain, Cattle Decapitation, The Black Dahlia Murder, Amebix, and many more, to hit the road later this year in support of “The Cold Testament.”



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WITHERED tour dates

April 12th, 2011
by EvilG

Blackened doom Georgian beasts, WITHERED, have confirmed a slew of shows this month, including appearances at MACrock and New England Metal Fest, as well as dates with Krallice, and some headline dates. WITHERED continue to support “Dualitas,” which was released in October of 2010 and made Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of the Year list. Since then, the band has supported Danzig on his “Blackest of the Black Tour,” and toured with label mates, Skeletonwitch.


Singer/guitarist Mike Thompson commented on the April dates: “Our tour dates this April will harbor a monsoon of dynamics, venues, and participants. It feels very chaotic, just the way we love to work. It’ll begin with a one-off date April 1st as we participate in the return of the MACRock festival this year. It’ll be rewarding to bring our new music to this part of the country again, which we’ve neglected unintentionally for several years now. Following that, we’ve also been invited to participate in NEMF once again. This is always a good opportunity for Withered to bring our music to more diverse crowds than we’re used to. Plus, we’ll get to share the stage with some great bands and friends as well. After that we have a mix of headlining dates and a northeast US/Canadian run with Krallice. We’ve been talking about doing something together for quite a few years now so it’s great to see this materialize. We’ll be offering quite a mix of withered material for these dates from all three albums. We’re excited about playing some songs from “Memento Mori” that haven’t been performed in several years in addition to reaching into the deeper compositions from “Folie Circulaire” and “Dualitas”. It will feel great to be on the road again.


4/1 Harrison, VA- Blue Nile (MACrock)

4/15 Wilmington, DE- Mojo 13 (w/ Dying Fetus)

4/16 Worcester, MA- The Palladium, NE Metal and Hardcore Fest

4/19 Trenton, NJ- Championship Bar and Grill

4/20 Kingston, NY- The Basement

4/22 Buffalo, NY- Broadway Joe’s

4/23 Rochester, NY- Montage Music Hall

4/24 Allston, MA- Great Scott #

4/25 Montreal, QC- Katacombes #

4/26 Toronto, ON- Sneaky Dee’s #

4/27 Cleveland, OH- Now That’s Class #

4/29 Baltimore, MD- Talking Head #

5/1 Frederick, MD- Krug’s Place

5/2 Richmond, VA- Strange Matter

# w/ Krallice


Like its predecessor, the critically acclaimed “Folie Circulaire,” “Dualitas,” was recorded by KYLESA’s Phillip Cope at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC. The CD and vinyl versions of the album have different covers, both of which were created by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium, The Acacia Strain). The band appeared on the “Blackened Fest” in 2009 with Mayhem, and also toured with Watain, Marduk, and appeared at 2009’s inaugural Scion Rock Fest, as well as Maryland Death Fest.

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