A supergroup of musicians from the heavy 90s’ scene, united by their desire to play raw, aggressive and sludgy metal. Down from New Orleans consists of singer Phil Anselmo (ex-Pantera), guitarists Pepper Keenan (ex-Corrosion Of Conformity) and Kirk Windstein (Crowbar), drummer Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod) and “newbie” (joined in 1999) bassist Rex Brown (ex-Pantera). The band’s classic debut “NOLA” arrived in 1995, and they are currently working on their fourth album. Their releases may be few and far between, but Down is still recognized as one of the finest metal bands of our time. Regardless if you prefer “old-school” or “modern” metal, this is a SRF-debut to look forward to.
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Confirmed bands so far out of a total of around 70:
Judas Priest –
last show ever in Sweden
Whitesnake – with very special guests
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Thin Lizzy Helloween
Rhapsody of Fire
Jason & the Scorchers
Five Horse Johnson
Dan Reed Band
The tickets to Sweden Rock Festival 2011 are now released and you buy them directly online at our homepage.
TURISAS are in the midst of their first North American tour in support of ‘Stand Up and Fight’, the new opus which is due out on March 8th via Century Media Records. Now, on the day before the band launches their attack on Los Angeles, TURISAS has stopped in the desert with director Iain Sclater to shoot an epic new video for the album’s title track. Influenced by the film ‘Mad Max’ and the band’s own image, the video is sure to provide a thrilling new look at the battle metallers in their first-ever US shot music video.
‘Stand Up and Fight’ is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2007’s ‘The Varangian Way’ which is sure to meet the demands of fans everywhere with their almost 70s-inspired anthemic hooks. Catch TURISAS on tour now with Cradle of Filth, Nachtmystium and Daniel Lioneye as part of the ‘Creatures of the Black Abyss’ North American tour. Dates for the trek are below.
2/8 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia Live
2/9 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
2/11 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre
2/12 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
2/13 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
2/15 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center
2/16 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
2/18 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
2/20 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
2/21 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
2/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
2/25 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
2/26 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
2/27 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
2/28 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
3/2 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
3/3 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
3/4 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
3/5 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
3/6 Baltimore, MD @ Bourbon Street Ballroom
3/8 Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre
3/9 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
3/11 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
3/12 Orlando, FL @ Firestone
3/13 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Eagle Rock Entertainment have been deeply saddened by the news of the death of Gary Moore, the consummate musician acknowledged as one of the finest guitarists that the British Isles has ever produced. In a career that dates back to the 1960s, there are few musical genres that he has not turned his adroit musical hand to, and on top of his acclaimed solo work he has graced the line-ups of several notable rock bands, Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II and Skid Row to name but three.
Eagle Rock Entertainment were privileged to work with Gary Moore and his team on many projects over the past few years – releasing his three most recent studio albums, a live box set album, three DVDs and a Blu-ray. It was a relationship that began in 2004 and was cherished by all those at the label.
Lindsay Brown of Eagle Rock Entertainment commented, “Gary Moore was truly a giant of contemporary guitarists. We feel honored to have worked with him, released his amazing music and indeed to have called him a friend. He will be sorely missed by all those who knew him, and all fans of original guitar music, and leaves a gap that simply cannot be filled.”
Mike Carden, President of Operations for Eagle Rock in North America, adds “It isn’t often you get the opportunity to work with a legend who is also a gentlemen. Gary Moore was such a legend and he will be sorely missed.”
Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Hamburg, & Paris.
After three members left the band in December 2010, now a replacement for ex-guitarist Uwe Lulis has been found! The new one is Oliver Geibig, who already produced the album Born A Rebel for the band and has been playing for years along with Tomi Göttlich in the Hard Rock band The Magic of Radio (www.the-magic-of-radio.de) and Schlammbein (www.schlammbein.de).
To get to know him, questions can be asked for a first small interview on www.rebellion.st!
Currently, Rebellion are looking for a second guitarist and a drummer to complete the line up once again.
Visit the band on their official profiles, join the discussions and keep up-to-date:
NEURAXIS is now streaming their new album, “Asylon,” in its entirety, exclusively at Stereokiller.com Check it out here: http://www.stereokiller.com/neuraxis “Asylon” will be released in North America next Tuesday, February 15th, 2011. The album can be pre-ordered at Prosthetic Records’ webstore, now: http://store.prostheticrecords.com/ Pre-orders begin shipping tomorrow.
“Asylon” was recorded at Wildsound Studio with producer Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Last Felony, The Agonist). The cover art was created by artist Dennis Sibeijn of Damnengine Artwork, who worked with the band on their previous album, “The Thin Line Between,” as well with Job For A Cowboy, Chimaira and more. The track listing is:
3. Savior and Destroyer
4. By The Flesh
10. Left To Devour
NEURAXIS will support death metal masters Deicide in February and March and legendary extreme metal act, Sepultura in April and May.
See NEURAXIS on the following dates:
2/10 Ottowa, Ontario, Canada – Mavericks #
2/11 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s #
2/12 Cleveland, OH – Pirate’s Cove #
2/13 Nashville, TN – The Muse #
2/15 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade *
2/16 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall *
2/17 Raleigh, NC – Volume 11 *
2/18 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero *
2/19 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall *
2/20 Worcester, MA – The Palladium *
2/21 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre *
2/22 Quebec City, QUE – Imperial de Quebec *
2/23 Montreal, QUE – Cafe Campus *
2/24 London, ONT – Music Hall *
2/25 Toronto, ONT – Opera House *
2/26 Chicago, IL – Reggie Rock Club *
2/27 Detroit, MI – Blondie’s *
2/28 Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall *
3/1 Tulsa, OK – Marquee *
3/2 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater *
3/4 Seattle, WA – El Corazon *
3/5 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre *
3/7 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon *
3/8 Los Angeles, CA – Key Club *
3/9/ San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick *
3/10 Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse *
3/11 Amirillo, TX – The War Legion Underground #
3/12 Ft Worth, TX – Rail Club #
3/13 Houston, TX – Numbers #
3/15 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug #
3/16 Nashville, TN – The Muse(2nd show) #
3/17 Newport News, VA – Budda’s Place #
3/18 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar and Grill #
3/19 Manchester, NH – Rocko’s #
4/18 Toronto, ON – Opera House $
4/19 Quebec , QC – Imperial $
4/20 Montreal, QC – Club Soda $
4/21 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks $
4/22 Worcester, MA – Palladium $
4/23 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom $
4/24 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero $
4/25 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theater $
4/26 Charlotte, NC – The Tremont Hall $
4/27 Orlando, FL – The Club At Firestone $
4/28 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room $
4/29 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade $
5/01 Tyler, TX – Clicks $
5/02 Houston, TX – Scout Bar $
5/03 Dallas, TX – Trees $
5/04 Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory $
5/05 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s $
5/06 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater $
5/07 Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse $
5/08 Tucson, AZ – Club DV8 $
5/09 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues $
5/10 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory $
5/11 San Francisco, CA – The Grand Ballroom $
5/12 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater $
5/13 Seattle, WA – El Corazon $
5/14 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory $
5/16 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theater $
5/17 Wichita, KS – The OZ Café $
5/18 St Paul, MN – Station 4 $
5/19 Chicago, IL – Reggie Rock Club $
5/20 Detroit, MI – Blondie’s $
5/21 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall $
5/22 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s $
5/23 Louisville, KY – Expo Five %
5/24 Milwaukee, WI – Rave %
5/26 Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo %
5/27 Regina, SK – The Exchange %
5/28 Calgary, AB – Dickens %
5/29 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room %
5/30 Prince George, BC – Third %
5/31 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater %
# w/ Blackguard
* w/ Deicide, Belphegor, Pathology, Blackguard
$ w/ Sepultura, Belphegor, Hate, Keep Of Kalessin, Bonded By Blood
% w/ Sepultura, Nevermore, Hate, Keep of Kalessin, Bonded By Blood
The technical death metal outfit was founded in 1994 and has done time on the road with bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Despised Icon, The Faceless and took part in the 2008 Canadian Summer Slaughter Tour, with Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Beneath the Massacre and more.
Slovenian black avantgardists DEKADENT will release a brand new single entitled “Black Love” via G-Records/Rough Trade next friday (February 11) exclusively on iTunes and other online music stores. The single was recorded during the new album “Venera: Trial & Tribulation” sessions and was not included on the album. Highly appealing “Black Love” boasts of extreme black metal riffing and epic alpine melodies after which the Slovenian quartet is known for. The single also includes additional female vocal performance by Mojca Simčič.
DEKADENT also concluded with filming their latest video for “Raided”, which is another prominent track from their up-coming release “Venera: Trial & Tribulation”. Make sure to see the new video online or on the special DVD release of the next month’s issue of German megazine Rock Hard.
“Venera: Trial & Tribulation” is scheduled for official release via G-Records/Rough Trade on 4th of March. The album will be available at iTunes and Amazon online stores as well.
Artur – Vocals, Guitars, FX
Gajwasz – Guitars
Naur – BassTyph – Drums
“Welcome to Hell Tour” kicks off on February 10 Knoxville, TN! Headline run includes support from The Acacia Strain, Veil of Maya, Chelsea Grin, and I declare war.
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – February 7, 2011 – Knoxville, TN’s WHITECHAPEL have given Blank TV the exclusive premier of their new live music video Breeding Violence, which was shot in Nashville, TN on January 8th with director Scott Hansen (Ill Nino, Willie Nelson, A Day to Remember, DWP, Bless the Fall, We Came As Romans). Fans can watch the new video here:
And don’t forget to catch WHITECHAPEL live as they tour across the US as headliners on the Welcome to Hell Tour. Joining WHITECHAPEL on the road is The Acacia Strain, Veil of Maya, Chelsea Grin, and I declare war. Fans can purchase tickets for the Welcome to Hell Tour now at the following location: http://whitechapelband.com. And don’t forget to pick up the FREE official WHITECHAPEL iPod App that includes the band’s latest music, videos, photos, news, and tour dates! Get your free WHITECHAPEL App at the iTunes store.
Upcoming WHITECHAPEL tour dates:
Live Nation, Decibel Magazine & ThePRP.com Presents the Welcome to Hell Tour featuring WHITECHAPEL w/ The Acacia Strain, Veil of Maya, Chelsea Grin, and I declare war
CALIFORNIA – Legendary San Francisco Bay Area gore grind act, Autopsy, has stepped back into the mighty Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA to begin recording its first full-length album since 1995’s, Shitfun, entitled, Macabre Eternal. The forthcoming record will be released in early June 2011 on Peaceville Records.
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.”
He continues, “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.”
The band has confirmed “Always About To Die”, “Hand Of Darkness”, “Spill My Blood” and “Bludgeoned And Brained” as a few of the titles which will be included in this horrific creation.
Autopsy announced its permanent reunion in June 2010, and then released ‘The Tomb Within’ EP, the band’s first collection of newly recorded tracks in over a decade, in October. The EP was recorded at Fantasy Studios with Adam Munoz, and reunited the original trio of Chris Reifert, Danny Coralles, and Eric Cutler, joined on bass by Joe Trevisano (ex-Abscess).
The band will play several festival dates in 2011 leading up to the release of Macabre Eternal.
Stay tuned for more information on Autopsy and Macabre Eternal.
April 30th – Neurotic Death Fest – Tilburg, Holland
June 3rd – Chaos in Tejas Festival – Austin, Texas
July 1st, 2nd or 3rd (exact performance date TBA) – Roskilde Festival – Roskilde, Denmark
July 15th – Hammer Open Air Festival – Lieto, Finland
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – February 7, 2011 – Florida’s kings of death metal, CANNIBAL CORPSE, are set to release the group’s 4th DVD titled Global Evisceration on March 15 via Metal Blade Records. Global Evisceration was shot and edited by director Denise Korycki (Wild Wind Productions) who also shot and directed Centuries of Torment – The First 20 Years (entered the Billboard Music Video Charts at #8 in its 1st week of release!) in addition to DVD’s for bands like As I Lay Dying, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, and Super Joint Ritual.
Global Evisceration contains one disc and is approximately 3 hours long with artwork by the infamous Vince Locke. The main program includes full live-song performances from two live shows: the Gothic Theater in Englewood, CO shot on 5/3/10 and Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, NM shot on 5/8/10. Global Evisceration also includes bonus performances and extra segments including behind the scenes footage covering Evisceration Plague era tours.
Head over to the CANNIBAL CORPSE landing page HERE for the first sneak peek at Global Evisceration and to check out preorder options.
Package #1: Global Evisceration DVD
Package #2: Global Evisceration DVD + Comic Book/CD Version (while supplies last)
According to The Sun, GARY MOORE – who died in Estepona, Spain yesterday (February 6th) at the age of 58 – choked on his vomit after knocking back champagne and brandy.
The 58-year-old ex-THIN LIZZY star was discovered just before 4am by his girlfriend, unconscious in their Spanish hotel room.
Medics found him lying lifeless on his back wearing just his underpants.
An ambulance source said: “We believe the deceased had been drinking heavily.”
A source at The Kempinski hotel on Spain’s Costa del Sol – where suites cost up to £3,500 a night – said: “There were definite signs of alcohol in the room.
“His girlfriend was very distraught, in floods of tears.”
In a career dating back to the 1960s, Moore played with artists including Phil Lynott and Brian Downey as early as his secondary school days, leading him to membership with the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy on three separate occasions. Moore shared the stage with such blues and rock luminaries as B.B. KING, ALBERT KING, COLOSSEUM II, GREG LAKE and SKID ROW (not to be confused with the glam metal band of the same name), as well as having a successful solo career.
Moore collaborated with a broad range of artists including GEORGE HARRISON, TRILOK GURTU, DR. STRANGELY STRANGE, COLOSSEUM II, ALBERT COLLINS, JIMMY NAIL, MO FOSTER, GINGER BAKER, JACK BRUCE, JIM CAPALDI, VICKI BROWN, COZY POWELL, THE BEACH BOYS, OZZY OSBOURNE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER on the composer’s Variations (album) in 1977. He experimented with many musical genres, including rock, jazz, blues, country, electric blues, hard rock and heavy metal, according to Wikipedia.
As announced earlier on Artillery, one of the best thrash metal bands around, returns with a brand new studio album. New material entitled “My Blood”. New material entitled “My Blood” is the follow up to the highly acclaimed album “When Death Comes” from 2009! And today you can hear two preview tracks (“Monster” and “Warrior Blood”) on MMP’s profile on Myspace: www.myspace.com/metalmindproductions.
“My Blood” will be released as a jewel case CD and as a digipak CD including 2 bonus tracks. Japanese edition of the album will include an exclusive bonus track which won’t be available elsewhere. Metal Mind Productions set the release date for 21th March in Europe, 16th March in Japan (via King Records) and 5th April in USA (via MVD). Artillery – “My Blood”
Artillery - My Blood
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MASS CD 1440
Cat. No.: MASS CD 1441 DG (ltd. CD Digipak)
Barcode: 5907785036840 (ltd. CD Digipak)
Format: CD / CD DG
Genre: thrash metal
Release date: 21.03.2011 Europe / 16.03.2011 Japan / 05.04.2011 USA
1. Mi Sangre (The Blood Song)
3. Dark Days
4. Death Is An Illusion
5. Ain´t Giving In
6. Prelude To Madness
8. Warrior Blood
9. Concealed In The Dark
10. End Of Eternity
11. The Great
Bonus tracks (ltd. digipak only): 12. Show Your Hate 2011
13. Eternal War 2011
Bonus track (Japanese edition only): 12. The Almighty 2011
Denmark’s Artillery is one of Europe’s earliest exponents of thrash metal and the band’s contribution to the bourgeoning genre is difficult to ignore. The Danish quartet successfully managed to fuse an abrasive brutality with technicality and good melodies, with the noteworthy guitar leads of the Stützer brothers as well as the remarkable vocals from Flemming Rønsdorf serving as highlights. Due to Artillery’s demos being well distributed, the band gained worldwide recognition even before the release of their first official album; and the band’s first three studio albums, “Fear of Tomorrow”, “Terror Squad” and “By Inheritance”, all assumed the status of classics in the thrash genre. However, due to lack of support from labels and internal band disputes, Artillery never really achieved their big breakthrough and thus split up in 1991. In late 1999, Artillery reunited and released the critically acclaimed album “B.A.C.K.”, but they never really took off as a band again. A few live appearances came in the wake of the release, only to be followed by silence. However, in 2008 the classic core of Artillery, consisting of Morten and Michael Stützer as well as Peter Thorslund (bass) and Carsten N. Nielsen (drums) rejoined forces and subsequently employed new vocalist Søren Adamsen, who provided the band with a rejuvenated energy and a musical prowess that was soon witnessed on the live DVD “One Foot in the Grave, The Other One in the Trash”, containing updated versions of classic material. Another new chapter in the life of Artillery has now begun with their brand new studio album, “My Blood”, which contains 11 blistering tracks that fill the void between past glory and future splendor. New material was recorded between November 2010 and January 2011 at Medley Studios in Denmark with Søren Andersen as the producer. The band will promote the new album with a video clip to the track “Warrior Blood”. What can we expect from the musical side of the new album? Guitarist Michael Stützer says: “The sound is a bit more heavy than it was on ‘When Death Comes’. The music is a mixture of our previous albums ‘When Death Comes’ and ‘By Inheritance’, with a slight touch of ‘Terror Squad’ and ‘Fear of Tomorrow’ with some oriental pieces.”
We at the BerserkerfoX camp are very excited to announce our signing with touring/promotional body Deadsets Promotions. Deadsets Promotions (http://www.myspace.com/deadsetspromotions) will be bringing BerserkerfoX’s spicy melodic death stylings to all new venues all across the Australian continent in 2011.
To kick it off, catch BerserkerfoX at Club LED, Newcastle on March 25th, and supporting the deadly mammoth WHIPLASH festival on March 26th at the Valve Bar, Tempe.
CD VERSION’S SUCCESS DIO’S STRONGEST CHART DEBUT IN THE “SOUNDSCAN” ERA”
The recently-released double-disc Dio CD, ‘Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987,’ is about to get a glorious vinyl makeover. On February 15, 2011, the album will be issued as a double vinyl set with deluxe gatefold packaging, and on 180 gram vinyl – the first-ever Dio album to be released in this high quality vinyl format. The album was mixed and mastered under the supervision of Dio’s longtime engineer, Wyn Davis, and comes hot on the heels of the CD version’s success (debuting at #98 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart – Dio’s strongest chart debut in the “Soundscan era”).
The first disc of ‘Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987’ was recorded at the first-ever UK performance by Dio’s solo group (while on tour supporting their classic debut, ‘Holy Diver’), and features guitarist Vivian Campbell. The set-list does a superb job reflecting Dio’s debut (featuring such classics as “Rainbow in the Dark,” “Stand Up And Shout,” etc.), as well as classics from both Rainbow and Black Sabbath (“Man on the Silver Mountain,” “Heaven and Hell,” etc.) – resulting in a thorough retrospective of Dio’s career, from Rainbow to Black Sabbath to solo hits. The second disc of ‘Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987’ features guitarist Craig Goldy’s debut – recorded in 1987, in support of the ‘Dream Evil’ album, and contains further highlights from Dio’s career.
Between Facebook, Myspace and Twitter, the Dio social media followers now number over one million. The CD version of ‘Dio at Donington’ has scanned over 43,000 in the the USA alone, and in the Sounscan era, Dio has scanned over 3,000,000 albums. ‘The Very Beast Of Dio’ was recently certified Gold in the USA, and sales are approaching 700,000 units. Also recently opened for business is the Official Dio Webstore, which gives fans worldwide the opportunity to purchase t-shirts, limited edition items, and CD’s/DVD’s that fans have been requesting.
2011 is shaping up to be a busy shopping year for Dio collectors, so stay tuned!