CHARLIE BENANTE DRUMS TO A NEW TOON: Anthrax Drummer Joins Forces with Disney To Create “Vinylmation” Figures

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG
Anthrax's Benante Teams up with Disney for "Vinylmation" Figures

Anthrax's Benante Teams up with Disney for "Vinylmation" Figures

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 12, 2010 – A few months ago, Disney Product Developers Holli McHugh and Donald Ferro teamed up with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante to create an epic new vinyl – “Vinylmation” that is.  These new collectible figures are the hottest craze to hit Disney Parks & Resorts.  Based on the character Mickey Mouse, the Vinylmation figures take on different looks, urban styles and characters, and often depict different Disney park attractions and icons.

Benante knew at a young age there was art and music in his blood.  A Disney fan from the start, it was Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” that led him to get hooked on creating art in all forms, as well as his love for Mickey Mouse and the flawless and seamless animation that only Disney could provide.

Known mainly for his drumming skills, Benante has performed on over fifty tours spanning the globe and has been instrumental in the creation and development of the art and graphic designs seen on numerous band album covers, t-shirts and more.

Now, marching to the beat of another drum, comes Benante’s nine (9) music inspired 9″ Vinylmation figures.  Benante has intricately wound gauze-like material reminiscent of sheet music around the Vinylmation, from head to toe, creating an almost mummified appearance with an ear for music and an eye for design, which is clearly a tribute to his love for music and art.  Not one to kiss and tell, Benante has also created three additional Vinylmation figures he calls “Kisses.”  How can you not love them?

If you want to check out Benante’s rocking’ new Vinylmation figures and meet the man himself, be sure and hit D Street in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort on October 23 from 5-8PM.  More details can be accessed at  www.DisneyDStreet.com

You can also catch Benante and Anthrax, currently on the Jagermeister Fall Music Tour with Slayer and Megadeth.  The band is currently working on their brand new album – with Joey Belladonna on vocals – that will be released in early 2011.

Remaining dates for the Jagermeister tour are as follows:

OCTOBER
14 War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN
15 DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, MI
16 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
18 Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO  (headline show)
19 Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UT
20 The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV
21 Gibson Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA

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PEACEVILLE RECORDS TO RE-RELEASE CLASSIC DARKTHRONE ALBUM, ‘PANZERFAUST’ 2-CD and vinyl editions out later this month

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Panzerfaust - Darkthrone

Panzerfaust - Darkthrone

GREAT BRITAIN – Britain’s independent heavy metal powerhouse, Peaceville Records, will begin releasing new editions of classic Darkthrone albums later this month from the recently acquired Moonfog Productions catalogue titles.
The first re-issue, Panzerfaust, – Darkthrone’s fifth album overall – will be released as a double-disc set and individually numbered vinyl (2000) on October 25th.  The 2-CD edition includes a bonus disc featuring commentary from Darkthrone’s infamous drummer/lyricist, Fenriz, for a first hand perspective behind the creation of the 1995 Frost-fuelled black metal masterpiece.

Additionally, Peaceville Records will re-issue the rare second Isengard release, Høstmørke(1995), on October 25th.  The album, which was performed entirely by Fenriz, also features a special commentary disc conducted by Fenriz, reflecting on the recording process, as well as an insight into the time of the recording.

Panzerfaust and Høstmørke can be pre-ordered now at the Peaceville webstore at: http://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/.

For more information on Peaceville Records…




www.peaceville.com

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Slayer releases Vinyl Conflict Box Set

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG
Slayer - The Vinyl Conflict - Product Shot

Slayer - The Vinyl Conflict - Product Shot

Slayer’s much anticipated Vinyl Conflict box set is now available via Slayer’s online store.

For nearly 30 years, Slayer has been the single most distinctive and radical thrash metal band anywhere. Graphic lyrics, saturated in controversy and disturbing imagery…the frenzied guitar playing, powerful vocals, and unrelenting pounding drums at breakneck speed…the unparalleled concert performances…the shocking and blood-fueled albums all have kept their rabid, head-banging fans enthralled in mayhem.

For the first time in the band’s storied history, The Vinyl Conflict collects all 10 original Slayer albums from American Recordings and puts them together in this limited edition box set. Each album has been re-mastered from the original flat master tapes and is pressed on the highest quality 180-gram audiophile vinyl.  Also included are reproductions of the original LP artwork, including inner sleeve art, all in heavyweight, litho-wrapped chip jackets.  From 1986’s Reign In Blood to 1994’s Divine Intervention to 2009’s World Painted Blood, it’s all here, it’s all on vinyl and it’s all original Slayer.

www.slayer.net

Vinyl Conflict buy link: http://www.sonymusicdigital.com/slayer/features/5604536

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SOILWORK: Part 1 of Tour Documentary Released

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG
Soilwork

Soilwork

The Godfathers of Swedish modern metal, SOILWORK, have uploaded part 1 of the bands tour documentary to the following location (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlduvcFVXIQ). The footage was filmed and edited by Tommy Jones and taken during the bands first North American headlining tour this past Summer in support of The Panic Broadcast. Check out all the exclusive live footage and tour hijinks now!

Check out the video clip for the song “Deliverance Is Mine” on the bands Myspace page http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=105994975. The track comes off SOILWORKs brand new studio album The Panic Broadcast, and was directed by Ivan Colic (EX DEO, TYPE O NEGATIVE, UNLEASHED) and produced by Stanimir Lucik!
SOILWORK, recently scanned 5,257 copies of their new album The Panic Broadcast in its first week of sales in the United States according to Nielson Soundscan. That makes it the bands highest selling record in its first week ever, with Stabbing the Drama being a close second with 5,204 copies. The Panic Broadcast also came in at #88 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart making it their highest charting record yet!
The Panic Broadcast, was released on July 2 in EUROPE and July 13 in North America via Nuclear Blast.

GUITAR WORLD magazine recently posted an interview and lesson with guitarist Peter Wichers at the following location www.guitarworld.com/soilwork_lesson. In the video Wichers breaks down riffs from their new album The Panic Broadcast and talks about his gear and influences as a guitar player.

The Panic Broadcast is the first album to feature original guitarist, songwriter & producer Peter Wichers since his return to the band in 2008. Produced by Wichers and mixed by Jen Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KATATONIA, SYMPHONY X), this is the record long time SOILWORK fans have been waiting for! Order the regular or deluxe edition at the following location http://bit.ly/c6FJeo.

The Panic Broadcast Deluxe Edition Tracklist:

1. Late for the Kill, Early for the Slaughter

2. Two Lives Worth of Reckoning

3. The Thrill

4. Deliverance is Mine

5. Night Comes Clean

6. King of the Threshold

7. Let This River Flow

8. Epitome

9. The Akuma Afterglow

10. Enter Dog Of Pavlov

11. Sweet Demise (Bonus Track)


DVD:

• Extended Studio Footage

• High-Definition Drum Video

• Photo Gallery

Approx. 30 min. running time

For more info visit: www.soilwork.net | www.myspace.com/soilwork | www.nuclearblast.de/soilwork

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STERN PINBALL & NUCLEAR BLAST USA TEAM UP FOR BEST CONTEST OF 2010

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Stern Pinball, the only makers of real pinball games on the planet, has teamed up with Nuclear Blast USA to sponsor a worldwide contest for ONE LUCKY METAL FAN to win all of the new CDs & DVDs released in 2010 by Nuclear Blast USA.

Nuclear Blast USA’s 2010 catalog consists of:

  • ACCEPT – Blood Of The Nations Digi-Pak CD
  • AMORPHIS – Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes 2-CD/2-DVD
  • AMORPHIS – Magic And Mayhem (Tales From The Early Years) CD
  • ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY – The Reign Of Darkness CD
  • ARSIS – Starve For The Devil CD
  • AVANTASIA – The Wicked Symphony CD
  • BLIND GUARDIAN – At The Edge Of Time Deluxe Edition 2-CD
  • CANDLEMASS – Ashes To Ashes Live CD/DVD
  • CATHEDRAL – The Guessing Game CD
  • CRADLE OF FILTH – Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa Deluxe Digi-Pak CD
  • DEATH ANGEL – Relentless Retribution CD
  • DECREPIT BIRTH – Polarity CD
  • DIMMU BORGIR – ABRAHADABRA Digi-Pak CD
  • ELUVEITIE – Everything Remains As It Never Was CD
  • ENSLAVED – Axioma Ethica Odini Digi-Pak CD
  • EXODUS – Exhibit B: The Human Condition CD
  • EXODUS – Shovel Headed Tour Machine: Live At Wacken And Other Assorted Atrocities DVD/Live CD
  • FORBIDDEN – Omega Wave CD
  • IMMOLATION – Majesty And Decay CD
  • IMMORTAL – The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh: Live At Wacken DVD
  • KATALYSM – Heaven’s Venom CD
  • KEEP OF KALESSIN – Reptilian CD
  • MALEVOLENT CREATION – Invidious Dominion CD
  • MELECHESH – Epigenesis CD
  • MESHUGGAH – Alive DVD/Live CD
  • MNEMIC – Sons Of The System CD
  • PAIN – Cynic Paradise CD
  • REVAMP – ReVamp CD
  • RHAPSODY OF FIRE – The Frozen Tears Of Angels CD
  • SABATON – Coat Of Arms CD
  • SOILWORK – The Panic Broadcast CD
  • TAROT – The Gravity Of Light CD
  • THE CRINN – Dreaming Saturn CD
  • THERION – Sitra Ahra CD
  • UNLEASHED – As Yggdrasil Trembles CD

All interested metal fans can enter here.  This contest ends November 15th.  Duplicate entries will be disqualified.

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THE OCEAN: “The Grand Inquisitor II – Roots & Locusts” Track Premiere

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Today Stereogum premieres “The Grand Inquisitor II – Roots & Locusts,” the fifth track from Anthropocentric, the upcoming full-length from German progressive/atmospheric metal enigmas THE OCEAN. Set for a North American release on November 9 via Metal Blade Records, Anthropocentric serves as part two of the concept explored on the band’s well-received Heliocentric long player, released this past spring.

The concept at the base of both offerings is a critique of Christianity from varying philosophical and personal perspectives. Both records were recorded in the mountainous isolation of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the highest elevated city in Europe, and recorded and mixed by their house sound engineer Julien Fehlmann.

To check out “The Grand Inquisitor II – Roots & Locusts,” point your browser HERE. In addition, the LANDING PAGE for Anthropocentric is now live as well, offering fans in the US, UK, Canada, and Europe a chance to pre-order the album. “She Was The Universe,” the third track off Anthropocentric, is streaming now. Metal Blade Records will continue to update the LANDING PAGE leading up to and throughout the release of Anthropocentric with news, tours, dates, video footage, and more so be sure to check back frequently.

More on Anthropocentric:
Despite the fact that Darwin inaugurated a paradigm shift in modern natural science, his thoughts were not the last nail in Christianity’s coffin. There are still people who believe that the teachings in Genesis are to be taken verbatim. These people are at the crosslines of  Anthropocentric. The album challenges the views of creationists and other modern fundamentalists who still believe that the earth is at the center of the universe and no more than 5,000 years old. Where Heliocentric covered a large range of dynamics and styles from calm, soulful songs based on piano and vocals to moments of eclectic heaviness, Anthropocentric is more straight forward, technical and soul-searingly heavy, whilst still tapping into the band’s signature range of dynamics.

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http://www.theoceancollective.com/heliocentric
http://www.metalblade.com/theocean
http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
http://www.myspace.com/theoceancollective
http://twitter.com/OceanCollective
http://www.youtube.com/theoceancollective
http://www.metalblade.com
http://www.metalblade.tv

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Cradle Of Filth – new video blog & track on

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG
Cradle of Filth reveals artwork for 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa'

Cradle of Filth - 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa'

A new video blog from Cradle Of Filth is now streaming on the mini-site for the band’s forthcoming album, Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, at www.peaceville.com/cradleoffilth.

In the new video Dani and the rest of the band discuss how they work, their history, their plans for the future and some of the controversy that has followed them through their career.

In addition to this video the mini-site features also info about the album, a gallery featuring new band pics and elements from the album artwork, a link to download a MP3 of the track Lilith Immaculate, downloads and more. The site is being updated on a weekly basis with new video blogs, fan competitions, promo videos, new downloads and more.

A preview of Deceiving Eyes, a new track from the album, is also streaming on the mini-site. The track is also playing on the band’s iPhone app. A different track from the album is added to the site every Wednesday in the lead up to release on November 1st (November 9th in USA).

Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, released on the band’s own AbraCadaver imprint through Peaceville Records and through Nuclear Blast in the USA, is the band’s ninth studio album and has been described by Rocksound as displaying:

“a masterful control over the multi-faceted Cradle Of Filth sound; brutal vocal gymnastics, skull-rattling double-kicks, symphonic flourishes, dramatic narrative and balls-out axe-slinging all make their presence known, but in a manner which routinely serves to bolster the coherency of the greater whole…this fucking slays.” (9/10)

Details of the special fan’s edition are also now online. The limited boxset is available exclusively from the Peaceville site. Dani has already stated, this is will be, ‘the best Cradle Of Filth release that we have ever created, the ultimate version of our ultimate album. For you, our loyal mortal appreciators.’

The fans’ edition comes packaged in a deluxe hard box containing:

  • 2CDs – the album plus a disc of bonus tracks and demos (including  Adest Rosa Secreta Eros, an exclusive track that will not be available on any other edition of the album)
  • DVD – the promo video for Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned) plus a documentary on the making of the video
  • A LP sized 64 page hard-back book. The book features hi-quality artwork and photos and a short story based around the album written by Dani. A sneak preview of some of the pages from the book, which will also house the 2CDs and DVD included in the set, is now on the band’s mini-site.
  • · An exclusive t-shirt available only in this box
  • · A stunning limited edition lenticular 3D image of the album cover art , ready for framing
  • · Five 8” x 6”photographic prints of members of the band.

  • · An official certificate of authenticity from the band

The set costs £49.95 (+ P&P).

The vinyl and 2CD special editions of the album are also now available to pre-order.  The 2CD edition of the album features 4 bonus tracks and comes packaged in a 20 page digibook and costs £11.99.

The double, heavyweight (180gsm), coloured (1 disc on blue and 1 disc on red) vinyl edition is limited to 2000 numbered copies and comes packaged a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves. The vinyl edition also comes with a dropcard with a unique code to download digital version the album. The vinyl edition costs £17.99

An album t-shirt is also available for £14.99.

www.peaceville.com/cradleoffilth

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WHITE WIZZARD: COVER OF DIO’S ‘WE ROCK’ AVAILABLE ON CLASSIC ROCK

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Los Angeles traditional heavy metal band WHITE WIZZARD have released a cover of DIO’s legendary anthem, WE ROCK.

The track is featured as the ‘Track Of The Day’ on the website of Classic Rock magazine and is available to download for free.  Get the track now at http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/track-of-the-day-white-wizzard

WHITE WIZZARD’s cover of WE ROCK is also due to be included as the second track on the band’s new single, SHOOTING STAR – a brand new, original track which was written as a tribute to RONNIE JAMES DIO.  The two tracks are the first to be recorded with new WHITE WIZZARD vocalist PETER ELLIS.

Listen to SHOOTING STAR online now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjJAEz__Ol4

The SHOOTING STAR single, along with WE ROCK, is due to be released on iTunes on October 18th and will also be available on limited edition 7″ vinyl exclusively on WHITE WIZZARD’s upcoming UK headlining tour.  All profits will go to the Children Of The Night charity.

Catch WHITE WIZZARD live in the UK and get your hands on one of the limited edition SHOOTING STAR 7″ vinyls at the following shows:

05 November 2010 – Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms
06 November 2010 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy 2
07 November 2010 – Belfast, UK – Auntie Annie’s Porterhouse
08 November 2010 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
10 November 2010 – Sheffield, UK – The Corporation
11 November 2010 – Manchester, UK – Satan’s Hollow
13 November 2010 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
14 November 2010 – London, UK – The Underworld

Get tickets for the shows from SeeTickets at http://bit.ly/cxBd35

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/ww_ott_uktour2010.jpg

WHITE WIZZARD’s debut full-length album, OVER THE TOP, is out now worldwide on CD and vinyl LP.  Get the album in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_737 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_706

For more WHITE WIZZARD news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/whitewizzard

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ANNIHILATOR: FREE BOOKSHELF BOX AVAILABLE

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG
ANNIHILATOR: FREE BOOKSHELF BOX AVAILABLE

ANNIHILATOR: FREE BOOKSHELF BOX AVAILABLE

Following the recent release of the new, self-titled album from Canadian melodic thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR, Earache Records launched the ‘Total Annihilation’ campaign, reissuing six albums from the band’s illustrious back-catalogue in Europe.

The first four releases in the Total Annihilation campaign – CARNIVAL DIABLOS, CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW, WAKING THE FURY and KING OF THE KILL – are available now, with REFRESH THE DEMON and REMAINS due to be released soon.

To thank fans for purchasing these great metal milestones, Earache Records is offering a free, sturdy bookshelf box to fans as a way of neatly and proudly displaying the six reissued albums.  The free bookshelf box features stunning ANNIHILATOR artwork and includes a personal message to the fans from ANNIHILATOR mastermind and guitarist JEFF WATERS.

To get your free ANNIHILATOR bookshelf box, simply e-mail your full name and address to annihilatorbox@earache.com with the subject “Annihilator box”.

This offer is only available to European fans; CDs not included.

View a picture of the bookshelf box at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/annihilator_bookshelf_box.jpg

Get your hands on CARNIVAL DIABLOS, CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW, WAKING THE FURY and KING OF THE KILL now in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_749

REFRESH THE DEMON is due to be released on October 25th, with REMAINS due on November 8th.

To celebrate these deluxe reissues, Earache is also offering all fans a completely free ANNIHILATOR compilation album, called TOTAL ANNIHILATION.  Download your copy now for free at http://www.earache.com/totalannihilation

Don’t miss ANNIHILATOR live on their European headlining tour at the following remaining shows:

Oct. 12 – Cologne, GER – Stollwerk
Oct. 14 – Berlin, GER – C-Club
Oct. 15 – Hamburg, GER – Knust
Oct. 16 – Copenhagen, DEN – The Rock
Oct. 18 – Oslo, NOR – John Dee
Oct. 19 – Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
Oct. 20 – Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
Oct. 22 – Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
Oct. 23 – Tallinn, EST – Tapper Club
Oct. 24 – Vilnius, LIT – New York
Oct. 26 – Warsaw, POL – Progresja
Oct. 27 – Krakow, POL – Loch Ness
Oct. 28 – Prague, CZR – Retro Music Hall
Oct. 30 – Wörgl, AUT – Komma
Nov. 01 – Pratteln, SWI – Z7
Nov. 02 – Nuremberg, GER – Hirsch
Nov. 03 – Milan, ITA – Live Club
Nov. 05 – Barcelona, SPA – Mephisto
Nov. 06 – Madrid, SPA – Sala Live
Nov. 07 – Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzoki
Nov. 10 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Nov. 11 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Nov. 13 – Newcastle, UK – Legends
Nov. 14 – Glasgow, UK – Garage
Nov. 15 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Nov. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Nov. 18 – Bristol, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 20 – London, UK – Islington Academy
Nov. 24 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Principal Club Theatre
Nov. 25 – Athens, Greece – Gagarin 205 Club

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

Get tickets to see ANNIHILATOR from TicketMaster at http://j.mp/agadFc

For more ANNIHILATOR news and info, head to http://www.annihilatormetal.com

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CROWBAR ANNOUNCE FIRST HEADLINING TOUR IN OVER FIVE YEARS

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

(New York, NY) — In addition to the few dates announced last week, CROWBAR will be hitting the road hard this winter along side BLACK TUSK. Dates will span most of the eastern seaboard through the middle of December. All tour dates are below. Tickets will go on sale this week.

Oct. 18 Austin, TX – Emo’s

Oct. 19 Houston, TX – Numbers

Oct. 21 Lafayette, LA – Sadie’s Downtown

Oct. 22 Shreveport, LA – Riverside Warehouse

Oct. 30 Gulfport MS – The Door

Oct. 31 New Orleans, LA – House Of Shock

w/ BLACK TUSK

Nov 27 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx

Nov 28 Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit

Nov 29 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn

Nov 30 Raleigh, NC  @ Volume 11

Dec 1  Charleston, SC @ Jimbo’s Rock Lounge

Dec 2  Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

Dec 3  Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

Dec 4  Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar & Grill

Dec 5  New York, NY @ Santo’s Party House

Dec 6  Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary Coast

Dec 7  Providence, RI @ Club Hell

Dec 8  Cambridge, MA @ Middle East

Dec 9  Niagara Falls, NY @ Evening Star Music Hall

Dec 10  Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room

Dec 11  Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club

Dec 12  St Louis, MO @ Fubar

Dec 13  Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone

Dec 14  Little Rock @ The Village

Dec 15  Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee

Dec 16  Dallas @ Trees

Newly signed to eOne Music, sludge metal legends CROWBAR recently re-released three influential records, CROWBAR, LIVE +1 and TIME HEALS NOTHING on October 5th, 2010. These three records are the band’s core titles and have influenced many of today’s major metal acts including LAMB OF GOD and HATEBREED. With each title originally being released in the early nineties, this will be the first time all three records will be widely available in stores and online. A new CROWBAR record is planned for early 2011.

Kirk Windstein formed CROWBAR in 1991. Since that time, the band’s sound has profoundly influenced a new generation of metal acts the world over. Weinstein is also a key member of KINGDOM OF SORROW (with HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta) and DOWN.

Visit http://www.crowbarmusic.com/ for more information.

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NEW DIMMU BORGIR ALBUM (MP3 format) ON SALE FOR $6.99 ON SHOCKHOUND.com

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG
DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

In honor of its North American release date, ShockHound.com is offering ABRAHADABRA, the new album by Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR, for purchase in MP3 format for $6.99 at this location.

View Shockhound.com’s Taco Tuesday video review of ABRAHADABRA here.

DIMMU BORGIR’s 32-date run across North America launches on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts and ends Tuesday, December 14th in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.  Support will come from Enslaved and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes.  Advanced pre-sale tickets & VIP packages for this tour are now on sale via ArtistArena.com (User Name: dimmuborgir; Password: tickets).  Ticketing widget is available here (same log-in).

The video for the track “Gateways” can be viewed on the Nuclear Blast Europe & DIMMU BORGIR YouTube channels.

The “Gateways” single is available for purchase on iTunes at this location.  Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here.

Watch a new video interview by FaceCulture.com with DIMMU guitarist/songwriter Silenoz here (Part 1), here (Part 2), and here (Part 3).

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.

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KHORS: Ukrainian Black Metal Legion To Reissue First Two Full-Lengths

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Paragon Records is proud to announce the reissue of The Flames Of Eternity’s Decline and Cold from Ukrainian black metal legion KHORS. The now classic first two full-lengths — originally released in 2005 and 2006 respectively — will come as a two-CD set with a new layout, nine bonus tracks and a rare early video from the band. Though KHORS have long progressed musically, these early recordings still brim with the unique atmosphere of Pagan black metal that the band was built upon. The Flames Of Eternity’s Decline/Cold will be released via Paragon Records on October 19, 2010. Check out the cover art HERE.

KHORS was formed by former Astrofaes bassist, Khorus, in August 2004, with an aim to create gloomy, atmospheric black metal. Sometime later, guitarist/vocalist Helg (Runes Of Dianceht) and drummer Khaoth (Tessaract, ex-Astrofaes, ex-Hate Forest) joined the fold. The band was later rounded out by guitarist Warth.

In related news, KHORS will unleash a new full-length, Return To Abandoned, to the masses later this year. Details to be revealed in the coming weeks.

The Flame Of Eternity’s Decline Track Listing

01. Wounds Of The Past

02. Eyes Of Eternal Loneliness

03. Throne Of Antiquity

04. Trees are remembers

05. Breath

06. Moan Of The Grief

07. Spirit Of Fury

08. Flame Of Eternity

Bonus:

09. Wounds Of The Past (wood mix)

10. Spirit Of Fury (moon mix)

11. Moan Of The Grief (live)

12. Trees Are Remembers (demo)

13. Eyes Of Eternal Loneliness (demo)

14. Throne Of Antiquity (demo)

15. Flame Of Eternity (demo)

Cold Track Listing:

01. Cold

02. Ashes

03. Garnet

04. Misery

05. Conscious Burning

06. Whispers

07. In The Depths Of Black Hills

08. The Abyss


Bonus:

09. Cold (art-rock version)

10. Ashes (live)

11. Garnet (video)

http://www.khors.info

http://www.myspace.com/khorspagan

http://www.themetalunderground.com

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WOE: A Day In The Life Of Chris Grigg Part III; New Record To Be Unleashed Via Candlelight

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

In part three of his ongoing Deciblog adventures, WOE frontman Chris Grigg talks about his latest gear purchases, the anticipation of the band’s upcoming full-length, the importance of band rehearsal and the woes (pun absolutely intended) of being way too busy. To read through Grigg’s latest installment, visit: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/diary/a-day-in-the-life-of-chris-grigg-woe-part-drei/

WOE‘s Quietly, Undramatically full-length was released in North America on October 12. Recorded at Gradwell House in Haddon Heights, New Jersey with additional tracking completed at Grigg’s BS1 in Philadelphia. The album is the first to feature a full band ensemble comprised of members from Absu, Woods Of Ypres, The Green Evening Requiem, Infernal Stronghold and Rumpelstiltskin Grinder.   Check out the Candlelight ecard here: http://www.candlelightrecords.co.uk/digital/ecard/woe_ecard/woe_ecard.html

WOE will celebrate the release with a free performance, along with labelmates KRIEG, at Philadelphia’s Kung Fu Necktie (1248 North Front Street) on October 28. Both bands will also hit Rhode Island and New York City that weekend [confirmed dates below].

10/28/2010 King Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA FREE SHOW w/ KRIEG, Infernal Stronghold
10/29/2010 Machines With Magnets – Pawtucket, RI w/ KRIEG, Sewer Goddess, Dead Times
10/30/2010 The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY w/ KRIEG

For additional live performances visit the band’s recently redesigned site at: http://quietly.WOEunholy.com

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GOD DETHRONED launch landing page and release first song off new album ‘Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’!

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

GOD DETHRONED launch landing page and release first song off new album ‘Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’!

Mighty Dutch Death Metallers GOD DETHRONED have launched a landing page for their upcoming new album 0’Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’!

Make sure to surf over to http://www.metalblade.com/goddethroned/ to stream the title track off the new album and to find out about the various pre-order deals!

Comments singer/guitarist Henri Sattler on the title track: “The 1905 Schlieffen Plan made by the Prussian Count von Schlieffen after England signed the previous Entente Cordiale in 1904 with France. The plan was based on a battle between Hannibal and the Roman army in 216 B.C. that was later modified and eventually failed when put into practice. It remains uncertain if the changes to the Schlieffen Plan or the plan itself was the reason for not being successful.”

The bands 9th album was recorded at the Soundlodge Studios in Leer, Germany.

Comments singer/guitarist Henri Sattler: “Musically the new album turned out to be one of the most extreme records we ever did. Nevertheless with the very recognizable God Dethroned hooks present in all the songs.Producer Joerg Uken outdid himself this time, because our new album is in my opinion the best produced album we ever had. Extremely raw, heavy, but crystal clear and super dynamic at the same time.”

Track listing ‘Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’!

1. The Declaration of War

2. Storm of Steel

3. Fire Storm

4. The Killing is Faceless

5. Under the Sign of the Iron Cross

6. Chaos Reigns at Dawn

7. Through Byzantine Hemispheres

8. The Red Baron

9. On Fields of Death & Desolation

GOD DETHRONED is:

Henri “T.S.K.” Sattler – vocals & lead guitars

Henk “Henke” Zinger – bass

Michiel “Mike” vd Plicht – drums

Danny Tunker – guitars

‘Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’ will be released the 19th/22nd of November 2010 via Metal Blade Records in Europe and the 23rd of November in North America!

http://www.goddethroned.com/

http://www.myspace.com/villavampiria

http://www.facebook.com/goddethronedofficial

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AFTER THE BURIAL Post Striking Cover Art For Their New Album, In Dreams

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

Like a freight train of brutality and sheer brute force busting out at the seams comes the highly anticipated new AFTER THE BURIAL album, In Dreams, which is set for a Nov. 23rd release. This offering is quickly going to raise the bar for all others within the metal genre as this group effectively unleashes a barrage of jaw-dropping dual guitar dynamics that is backed by a captivating energy and groove resulting in an overall unrelenting output of punishment. This Minnesota quintet is hell-bent on forging their own unique path within the extreme metal genre and In Dreams proves that they are well on their way to that very goal.

AFTER THE BURIAL will spend this winter touring relentlessly across North America on the “December Decimation” tour. This group has something for everyone and could be best described as a Meshuggah and Unearth hybrid that pleases the tech nuts while providing an entertaining stage show that is sure to always get the metalcore kids into a violent frenzy. Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/aftertheburial now to view their entire touring itinerary.

You can access the striking new album’s cover art now at the link below.

http://fearthehowl.com/lhotl/dmcb/sumerian/atbcoverwebfinal.jpg

AFTER THE BURIAL further comment: “It’s been a long time coming, but we’re excited to announce that our new record In Dreams will be hitting shelves on November 23rd! We’ve spent the last year putting all of our hard work into this album, and we can assure you that the intricate dynamics of In Dreams will satisfy your appetite for the crushing guitars, driving drums and powerful vocals you’ve come to expect from us. Also, be sure to come catch us on the road this November as we hit the road with Winds Of Plague, Carnifex, War Of Ages, and Upon A Burning Body. It’s going to be a rager.”

AFTER THE BURIAL is an 8 string brutal guitar assault and their sophomore album, Rareform, hinted at their true potential, but In Dreams brings all of their combined talents to fruition. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as MetalSucks.net will exclusively debut a brand new track online. Also, don’t forget to check out all of the band’s pre-production videos on their MySpace page now.

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