HURTSMILE: The latest from Gary Cherone and his band of “brothers” to release their debut album

January 20th, 2011
by EvilG

Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of HURTSMILE self-titled debut album on February 8, 2011 in the US.

HURTSMILE is a new band featuring singer Gary Cherone (Extreme, Van Halen) who has teamed up with his brother Mark to write his most succinct record to date. The self-titled, HURTSMILE is a raw sonic sucker punch in the face! From the opening buzz saw riff of “Just War Theory” to the epic finale of ”Slave” and “Beyond The Garden/Kicking Against the Goads”, Gary continues to push and poke you in the ear with his lyrically provocative themes.

Hurtsmile was a long time coming… I always wanted to write a record with my brother,” says Gary. “I’m a big fan of Mark’s song writing and his snarling guitar riffs.” The timing was right as Extreme was in-between their touring and record cycle, leaving Gary the freedom. They recruited Joe Pessia (bass) an alumnus of Nuno Bettencourt’s Dramagods as well as the guitar player for Tantric. Joe also engineered, and co-produced the record with Gary. To round off the lineup they enlisted heavy hitter Dana Spellman on drums “It’s an east coast-Boston thing,” states Gary. “Mark, my brother, was in a band with Nuno’s brother… Joe was in Nuno’s band and Dana was a friend, and student of Mike Mangini (former Extreme drummer) … we like to keep it in the family.”

The lineup is not the only thing familiar with the band. In true Cherone fashion, the record is chock full of swaggering guitar, soaring vocals and the trademark Cherone eclecticism on tracks such as “Jesus Would You Meet Me”, the reggae-tinged “Just War Reprise” and the Dylanesq “The Murder of Daniel Faulkner (4699)”. “Hurtsmile was about returning to my roots, writing a record in my basement, a straight up rock ‘n’ roll record… but it turned out to be more diverse and ambitious than I expected.”

Gary is no stranger to taking on intense topics, and Hurtsmile is no exception. The first half of the record is a group of more loosely knit songs such as the cynically inquisitive “Just War Theory“, the limit’s of free speech “Tolerance Song (edit)” and the disturbingly mesmerizing “Kaffur (Infidel)”, inspired by the beheading of Daniel Pearl.

The 2nd half of the record is more conceptually cohesive; an introspective look at the nature of man and the condition of the human heart. “Stillborn” introduced earlier, and “Set Me Free” both touch on mans inclination toward darkness, culminating with an epic journey from sin to salvation… “Slave” to “Beyond the Garden/Kicking Against the Goads“.

For the most part both themes are represented as 2 sides of a record. A concept familiar to Extreme fans but make no mistake, whether reading between the lines or just moved by the visceral power of the music, this is a completely different type of record. Gary adds, “All the boys in the band have brought something new to the table, and you’ll never know what hit you!”

“Hurtsmile” tracklisting includes:

Just War Theory; Stillborn; Love Thy Neighbor; Kaffur (Infidel); Painter Paint; Tolerance Song (Edit); Set Me Free; Jesus Would You Meet Me; Slave; Beyond The Garden / Kicking Against The Goads; Just War Reprise; The Murder Of Daniel Faulkner (4699).

The songs “Just War Theory” and “Love Thy Neighbor” can exclusively be listened in full in streaming on the Frontiers Web radio. Tune in at: www.frontiers.it/webradio

Hurtsmile:

Gary Cherone – Vocals

Mark Cherone – Guitars

Joe Pessia  – Bass, Mandolin

Dana Spellman – Drums, Percussion

Produced by Gary Cherone, Joe Pessia

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SACRED MOTHER TONGUE, Johnny Can’t Dance, Envy Assured and Elimination @ The Purple Turtle, London

January 20th, 2011
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

SACRED MOTHER TONGUE

Support: Johnny Can’t Dance, Envy Assured and Elimination

Venue: The Purple Turtle, London

7th Jan 2011

Words By Danny Draper

Photos by Altercarnated Photography

 

 

To the Purple Turtle I say! For tonight, the metal is here!

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Nergal (BEHEMOTH) Released From Hospital!

January 19th, 2011
by EvilG
BEHEMOTH's Nergal

BEHEMOTH's Nergal

We are happy and relieved to inform you, that Nergal left the hematology division of Uniwersyteckie Centrum Kliniczne (UCK) in Gdansk on Monday, January 17th, four weeks after he underwent a bone marrow transplant procedure. Below you can find his comment:

“Hey! What’s up! At last – one could say. After almost half a year of treatment in various hospitals, several cycles of chemotherapy, irradiation and a bone marrow transplant, I have been finally released home in a pretty fuckin’ good condition. I’m feeling ok, taking the intensity of treatment under consideration. That was not an easy period of my life, but, as I envisioned, I left the hospital victorious. I never considered any other options, but anyway, there were rough moments too… At this point I must express my thanks to the people who made all of those downs fairly bearable. My parents – thank you. You deserve a monument for all your love and patience. Dorotka, thank you for your heroic attitude, love and support. I can’t forget Doda’s fans, who made a gigantic effort for me and other ill people. You rule! Absolutely fantastic Behemoth fans from all over the world were organizing various events to make people aware of what leukemia is. To all of you out there – my deepest respect! Thank you – the real heroes – Prof. Hellmann, Dr. Piekarska, Dr. Knopinska, Doc. Giebel, Prof. Hołowiecki and all the nurses of the hematology division of the Medical Academy in Gdansk and the Oncology Clinic in Gliwice for all the professionalism and great hearts. My band mates for all the friendship and never-ending support. All my friends for sticking to me throughout the whole period of my illness. The list is too long to mention you all, but remember, you have special place in my heart.”

Nergal will now go through a recovery which will last for several months. During this time he will stay in his flat in one of the Gdansk’s districts.

“Although the whole treatment went really good, as well as the bone marrow transplant and the post-transplant period, the next several months is the time when I must really take care of myself. Of course I will have plenty of time to recover, think about the strategy and my return to the stage – which approaches imminently (laughs). First of all however I must rebuild my physical condition… apart from that, I hunger for playing, I haven’t been playing the guitar for a half of year now! Really much to catch up, but also a huge motivation and a desire to work again at the same time. This year will be a really important one for me and the band!”

http://www.behemoth.pl

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http://www.facebook.com/behemoth

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PARTY.SAN Open Air 2011 Update

January 19th, 2011
by EvilG

PARTY.SAN Open Air 2011 Update Triptykon, Gorguts, Enslaved, Exhumed + Cliteater Added To The Bill! TRIPTYKON – Raised from the ashes of Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, by mastermind Tom Gabriel Fischer himself, PARTY.SAN 2011 is proud and honored  to announce the addition of TRIPTYKON to its expanding bill of bands. Hell literally broke loose with the release of the band’s Eparistera Daimone debut. Pitch black and truly evil music for devoted fans of extreme metal.http://www.myspace.com/triptykonofficial

GORGUTS from Canada recently joined the PARTY.SAN bill. A death metal dinosaur of sorts, the band formed in 1989 and, having survived a host of trends, tragedies and breakups, are still going strong today. GORGUTS will present to you a technical and extremely furious death metal show you will never forget. http://ww.myspace.com/gorgutsofficial

ENSLAVED are easily among Norway’s finest bands. The progressive black/Viking metal ensamble has remained dark and innovative for their two-decade-long existence and will bring their monolithic blackness to the PARTY.SAN 2011 stage. http://www.myspace.com/enslaved

EXHUMED – Excreting their malignant essence onto an unsuspecting metal scene back in 1998 with their confrontational debut, Gore Metal, EXHUMED have since become synonymous with the genre they helped brand. Their signature sound, a savage blend of snarling, grinding, down-tuned guitars, alternately abrasively screeched and grotesquely gurgled vocals, and pummeling, straightforward drumming, have become universally recognized as the hallmarks of the style now known as gore metal. To be more precise: EXHUMED are essentially the bastard Californian children of the great Carcass. See them live at PARTY.SAN! http://www.myspace.com/exhumed

CLITEATER – We are happy to announce the participation of dutch grinders CLITEATER at PARTY.SAN 2011. If you are a fan of Dead Infection, Necrony or Mortician, this band is  for you. Expect a wave of grinding madness! These guys don’t exit the sateg without leaving a bloody mess. Grind deluxe! http://www.myspace.com/cliteater

Also on the PARTY.SAN 2011 bill:
AT THE GATES
BELPHEGOR
ENSIFERUM
HAIL OF BULLETS
MELECHESH
MORBID ANGEL
MORGOTH
NACHTMYSTIUM
NEGURA BUNGET
PANZER CHRIST
TAAKE

Save now on your ticket to PARTY.SAN METAL OPEN AIR 2011 which includes various limited t-shirt or P.S:O:A DVD combos. For more info, visit: http://www.cudgel.de:   – Ticket PSOA 2011 w/ out Shirt: 49,90€ + delivery
– Ticket PSOA 2011 + limited to 666pieces shirt in S,M,L,Xl,XXL: 49,90€ + delivery
– Ticket PSOA 2011 + DVD 2009: 65,00€ + delivery
– Ticket PSOA 2011 + DVD 05, 07 or 08: 54,00€ + delivery
– DVD 2009: 19,99€ + delivery  

PARTY.SAN is an annual metal festival founded in 1996 as an open air birthday party with several local bands. Due to troubles with the public order office the official open air, called Endsommer-Festival, had to be delayed from August to September. Nevertheless the first festival took place unofficially in August, thus there  were two open air festivals that year. In the years to follow, festival was held the second weekend in August and has grown to accommodate  more than 10,000 visitors and prides itself on showcasing extreme metal’s finest acts. PARTY.SAN 2011 will run from August 11 – 13, 2011 at Flugplatz Obermehler in Schlotheim, Germany.
For more info, visit: http://www.party-san.de
http://www.cudgel.de

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Cleveland Sold Out In One Week! MANOWAR Adds Two More Shows In The USA!

January 19th, 2011
by EvilG
MANOWAR

MANOWAR

The fans have spoken once again! MANOWAR’s show at The Agora in Cleveland, OH on March 12, 2011 is officially SOLD OUT after tickets were on sale for only 1 week! No formal advertising done – just the power of the MANOWAR fans alone!

But those who waited and missed the opportunity to buy a ticket, now have another chance: MANOWAR has just confirmed a SECOND show at The Agora in Cleveland, OH. The additional date is March 11, 2011. Tickets are on sale NOW! Click HERE to buy and don’t miss this opportunity!

Those who have already purchased a ticket for March 12 should also join the fight for true metal on March 11! Although the band will play Battle Hymns from beginning to end on both nights, the setlists WILL be different! The ground will shake with the un-measurable power of MANOWAR and their fans for two nights in a row in Cleveland!

And we issue a call to all true brothers and sisters in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Montreal, Toronto, Québec and everywhere else to come see MANOWAR at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on March 5, 2011! Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM EST!

Due to the upcoming travel schedule, there will be NO OTHER SHOWS IN THE USA on this leg of the tour. The band is scheduled to re-enter the studio in April. So those wishing to see the “Battle Hymns Tour” in the US are advised to purchase tickets for Worcester, MA on Saturday March 5 or for the second Cleveland show on Friday March 11 2011.

These shows in the USA will also feature HolyHell as very special guests!

Upcoming MANOWAR tour dates worldwide:

Saturday March 05, 2011 @ The Palladium in Worcester, MA – USA

Friday March 11, 2011 @ The Agora in Cleveland, OH – USA

Saturday March 12, 2011 @ The Agora in Cleveland, OH – USA (SOLD OUT)

Friday March 18, 2011 @ Principal Club Theater in Thessaloniki – Greece

Friday March 25, 2011 @ St. Jakobshalle in Basel – Switzerland

Sunday March 27, 2011 @ O2 Academy in Birmingham – UK (SOLD OUT)

Saturday April 02, 2011 @ Campo Pequeno in Lisbon – Portugal

Friday April 08, 2011 @ Rodahal in Kerkrade – The Netherland

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KATATONIA ANNOUNCES SPECIAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWS

January 19th, 2011
by EvilG

Tickets on sale now for “Last Fair Day Gone Night Tour 2011”

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Northern Music Co., in association with The Agency Group, are proud to announce five very special European shows to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Swedish master of melancholy, Katatonia.

Performances are scheduled for Luxembourg, Germany, Holland, France and England, and the band will perform two sets at each show. The first set will see the band play Last Fair Deal Gone Downfront to back, the album that put them firmly on the musical map. The second set will consist of a mixed set of carefully picked songs from the band’s extensive catalogue. The full performance will be well over two hours of live music.

Lead guitarist Anders Nyström had the following to say:

“Who could believe that Katatonia would make it all this way, 20 years down the road… It’s quite amazing that 2011 will give us the chance to celebrate an anniversary most marriages don’t reach! Another pleasant coincidence is that our classic album ‘Last Fair Deal Gone Down’ has just grown a decade old itself, so what do we do, you ask? Well, THAT! We have decided to re-visit ‘Last Fair Deal Gone Down’ for the first time ever in its entirety and also to take the chance of digging up some of the more obscure songs that we’ve never or rarely played live while blinding in some well known classics from the rest of our catalogue. We hope you’ll come and join us in this special celebration as this shall be a one-time opportunity to witness the Last Fair Day Gone Night!”

The band will offer exclusive VIP ticket packages, limited to only 70 for each show, which will include a laminated VIP pass exclusive to the show, access to sound check, a meet and greet with Katatonia, a t-shirt exclusive to that particular show, a special tour program, and a very special limited edition vinyl of their latest opus, Night is The New Day, amongst other exclusive items. All the goods will be included in a specially made Katatonia messenger bag. The VIP laminate will also allow early access to venues, so that VIP’s can get the best seats in the house.

In addition, all 350 VIP´s will automatically be entered into a draw for one lucky VIP to win a grand prize made available by a selection of the band´s equipment endorsers. Exact contents of this prize will be announced on the band´s official website within the next few weeks.

Dates and venues are as follows:

May 4th – Kulturfabrik – Luxembourg

May 5th – Stollwerck – Cologne, Germany

May 6th – Koko – London, UK (Live DVD recording)

May 7th – De Kade – Zaandam, Holland

May 8th – Alhambra – Paris, France

VIP tickets can be purchased exclusively through the official Katatonia website at: www.katatonia.com. General admission tickets are on sale now.

For more information…

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The Rotted enter Parlour Studios

January 19th, 2011
by EvilG

London based D-Beat Death Metallers The Rotted have just entered Parlour Studios to record the follow up to 2008’s Get Dead Or Die Trying. Production duties will once again be handled by Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, Evile etc).
Says vocalist Ben McCrow: “So this is where I give it the obligatory “This is our best/heaviest/brutalist/most epic album yet blah blah bollocks etc etc” is it!? Well, that’s for you to decide, I already know what I think, but what I will say is that this album will take no fucking prisoners, and that fans of Napalm Death, Entombed, Motorhead and Wolfbrigade are in for a real treat!”
The as yet untitled album is set for release mid/late 2011
Also available: Anarchogram EP (Anarchogram Industries): 2 brand new tracks, plus 4 cover songs, released Summer 2011

http://www.therotted.com

http://www.myspace.com/therotted

http://www.facebook.com/therotted

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ACCEPT Add Dates in South & Central America to the “Blood Of The Nations 2011” Tour!

January 19th, 2011
by EvilG
ACCEPT 2010

ACCEPT

Even now, almost a year since the band’s incredible first live comeback appearance in New York’s sold-out Gramercy Theater, astonishing success stories keep pouring in day after day. Just last week, ACCEPT kicked off their massive “Blood Of The Nations 2011 Tour” of Europe. They announced shows in the USA, Canada and Russia and by now have set a clear signal that ACCEPT are back mightier than ever!

The shows in Osnabrueck, Bad Arolsen, Antwerp and Paris were packed with passionate metal-loving fans. Advance ticket sales for Paris indicate a sold-out house. Russia has been bellowing for tickets to the five coveted March dates. The two-hour plus performance pummels the fans with classics like “Balls To The Wall”, “Metal Heart” and the immortal “Princess Of The Dawn”, completed with the pedal to the metal bombast of their new hits “Teutonic Terror”, “The Abyss” and “Pandemic”.

The entire “Blood Of The Nations 2011 Tour” will involve over 80 mind-blowing concerts around the globe. Today, ACCEPT are proud to announce another batch of shows. They just confirmed dates for Central and South America are as follows (links to tickets on the TOUR page):

08.05.2011 MEXICO / Mexico City – Circo Volador

10.05.2011 BOLIVIA / La Paz – TBD

11.05.2011 PERU / Lima – Barranco Bar

13.05.2011 CHILE / Santiago – Teatro Novedades

14.05.2011 ARGENTINA / Buenos Aires – El Teatro Flores

15.05.2011 BRAZIL / Sao Paulo – Carioca Club

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WHITESNAKE To Release Their Much Anticipated New Album “Forevermore”

January 19th, 2011
by EvilG
WHITESNAKE  “Forevermore”

WHITESNAKE “Forevermore”

WHITESNAKE, the legendary rock’n’roll legacy founded and formed by renowned singer/songwriter David Coverdale, unleashes a brand new storming ‘Snake statement, “Forevermore” on Frontiers Records on March 25th in Europe and March 29th in North America.

Their 11th studio album, “Forevermore” was recorded, produced and mixed by Coverdale, guitarist Doug Aldrich and Michael McIntyre at Snakebyte Studios and Grumblenott Studios & Villas in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, with additional work at Casa Dala, Sherman Oaks, CA, and WHITESNAKE will take to the road for a full world tour in support of the release.

Formed in 1977, and steered by the legendary Coverdale, WHITESNAKE carry a rightful reputation as one of the world’s leading rock’n’roll bands. Coverdale’s blues and soul roots, combined with a feral sense of rock and roll, have consistently shaped the ‘Snake’s sound, and add to that Coverdale’s love and appreciation of impeccable musicianship and you have a failsafe recipe for success.

Their ascent to the very top of the rock’n’roll tree was confirmed with 1987’s self-titled mega-platinum album, which saw two top 10 hits, two number one singles with ‘Here I Go Again’ and ‘Is This Love’ and a virtual 24 hour domination of MTV around the world. Such triumphs were surely foretold when as a young man from Saltburn-By-Sea; Coverdale enthusiastically answered the call to be Deep Purple’s singer. Such bombast, bravado, talent and passion have thus helped establish WHITESNAKE as the perennial platinum favorite they have become.

With “Forevermore” Coverdale has reignited an explosively fruitful vein of creativity with guitarist and co-writer/producer Aldrich, Reb Beach (Winger, Alice Cooper) on guitar, Brian Tichy (Ozzy, Billy Idol, Foreigner) on drums and Michael Devin (Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Lynch Mob) on bass, and as with all WHITESNAKE’s albums, Coverdale aided so capably by Aldrich opens up his heart and soul to express emotions and empathy rarely heard these days in any musical genre.

More than simply their latest release, “Forevermore” represents WHITESNAKE’s no holds barred, most heartfelt, melodic and musically muscular excursion for many a year.

The album’s release will be anticipated by the digital only release of the first single/video clip “Love Will Set You Free” on February 21st.

Love Will Set You Free (sample)

“Forevermore” will be specially released on a “Snake Pack” edition for the first 3 weeks in England only. This very special release – arranged in conjunction with Future Publishing and Classic Rock magazine – will come with a collector’s edition 132 pages deluxe magazine + A1 poster & metal pin badge and shall feature an exclusive cover art and 2 bonus live tracks “Slide It In” and “Cheap An’ Nasty” which will serve as an appetizer for the forthcoming “Live @ Donington 1990” to be released in the summer 2011.

The album is also being released on a double gatefold vinyl format, with deluxe special editions to be announced shortly.

This time Coverdale and Co. have really laid it on the line for their fans, and be sure of this, the Snake’s charms are going to convert a whole new army of believers… just watch.

“Forevermore” will include the following songs:

Steal Your Heart Away; All Out Of Luck; Love Will Set You Free; Easier Said Than Done; Tell Me How; I Need You (Shine A Light); One Of These Days; Love And Treat Me Right; Dogs In The Street; Fare Thee Well; Whipping Boy Blues; My Evil Ways; Forevermore.

WHITESNAKE is:

David Coverdale – vocals

Doug Aldrich – guitar

Reb Beach – guitars

Michael Devin – bass

Brian Tichy – drums

Produced by Los Bros Brutalos (David Coverdale, Doug Aldrich, Michael McIntyre)

Weblinks: www.whitesnake.com / www.frontiers.it

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WORMROT ANNOUNCES FIRST DATES OF THE “DIRGE ACROSS AMERICA” TOUR

January 19th, 2011
by EvilG

WORMROT, Singapore’s number 1 grindcore export are set to conquer the US once again on the Dirge Across America tour. When last seen in the US on their ABUSE tour, WORMROT played in every sweaty basement, dingy shoebox club and abandoned party supply store they could book and loved every minute of it. The band loved the US so much that they made sure to come back as fast as they could to play the newest material from their upcoming opus, DIRGE for their crazed American fans.

The Dirge Across America tour will take WORMROT from coast to coast in the months of March and April of this year. Appearances at the highly anticipated Scion Rock Fest and SXSW music festival will be among many of the tour’s major highlights to come. Here are the first batch of confirmed dates:

Mar 03 – San Diego, CA – The Ruby Room
Mar 04 – Los Angeles, CA – The Blvd.
Mar 05 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House (Scion Rock Fest)
Mar 07 – Sacramento, CA – On The Y
Mar 08 – Reno, NV – Ground Zero (House Show)
Mar 11 – Seattle, WA – The Morgue
Mar 12 – Boise, ID – The Shredder
Mar 14 – Cheyenne, WY – Ernie November (In-store)
Mar 15 – Denver, CO – Blast-O-Mat
Mar 29 – Richmond, VA – Gallery 5

More dates will be announced soon.

View the Dirge Across America tour flyer here: http://earacherecords.com/myspace/dirgeacrossamerica.jpg

Check out “Manipulation,” the debut track from WORMROT‘s forthcoming album, DIRGE, as well as a  first look at the album’s cover art, created by Andrei Bouzikov (MUNICIPAL WASTE, SKELETONWITCH, CANNABIS CORPSE) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1Pt3TojQ6g.

DIRGE arrives in North America on May 3rd.

WORMROT‘s debut album, ABUSE, is available now worldwide featuring 23 tracks of pure grindcore. Get the album now in North America along with several exclusive mercy and vinyl combos at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_733.

ABUSE
is also available now on iTunes with 34 (yes, 34!) bonus tracks: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/abuse/id363581828

Keep up-to-date with all WORMROT news and info at:

MySpacehttp://www.myspace.com/wormrotgrind
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Wormrot/237638635639
Twitterhttp://twitter.com/Wormrot

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THE FAMINE POSTS “THE NEW HELL” ON MYSPACE, “AD MORTEM” ON ITUNES

January 19th, 2011
by EvilG
‘The Architects of Guilt’ out next month
TEXAS – North Texas devastating death metal act, The Famine, has posted a third track from the forthcoming full-length, The Architects of Guilt, on the band’s official MySpace page.  “The New Hell”, the album’s punishing opening track, can be streamed online now at: http://www.myspace.com/thefaminedestroys, while a mobile-web-accessible YouTube audio stream is also available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0eZCCz2rbA.  “The New Hell” joins the recently released, “Ad Mortem” and “VII The Fraudulent”, as the first songs to be revealed from The Famine’s sophomore Solid State Records release.

“’The New Hell’ is a place where Brian Deneke can be killed in part because he has a Mohawk and a leather jacket, and his murderer can get probation for being a good Christian,” explains vocalist Nick Nowell of the new track.  “’The New Hell’ is a place where James Byrd can have his body parts strewn across several miles of country road because of his skin color.  ‘The New Hell’ is a place where we can all look the other way, and that is much more horrifying than anything I ever read about in Sunday school.”

The Architects of Guilt will hit stores on February 15th.
The first single from The Architects of Guilt, “Ad Mortem”, is now available for download on iTunes, where the band is currently featured on the “Rock” and “Metal” pages, at: http://www.solidstaterecords.com/itunes_links/the_famine_ad_mortem.php, or on Amazon.com at: http://www.solidstaterecords.com/itunes_links/the_famine_ad_mortem_amazon.php.

The track list for The Architects of Guilt is…
1. The New Hell
2. Ad Mortem
3. We Are The Wolves
4. Turner Classic Diaries
5. Bigger Cages, Longer Chains!
6. The Crown and The Holy See
7. VII The Fraudulent
8. A Pavement Of Good Intentions
9. A Fragile Peace
10. Pyrithion House
11. To The Teeth

“This album is dripping with testosterone and will definitely put some hair on your chest! There will be no sophomore slump with The Famine.” – IndieVisionMusic.com
Two behind-the-scenes video blogs, filmed during the band’s summer recording session, can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwN7GQzY4ec and: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tLNbQsuggk.

The Architects of Guilt can be pre-ordered now through the Solid State Records webstore at: http://zambooie.com/solidstate/detail.tpl?sku=SSRCD95282, while a CD/t-shirt combo pre-order is available at: http://zambooie.com/solidstate/detail.tpl?sku=SSRCOMBO95282.

Stay tuned for more information on The Famine and The Architects of Guilt.

The Famine is…
Nick Nowell – vocals
Andrew Godwin – guitar
Mark Garza – drums
Jon Richardson – bass

The Famine online…

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NYC SUCKS Vol. 1: Free Digital Compilation, Available Now

January 19th, 2011
by EvilG

NYC sucks Vol1

NYC sucks Vol1

“NYC SUCKS” VOLUME 1 OUT NOW!
FREE DIGITAL COMPILATION HIGHLIGHTS THE BEST OF NYC’S METAL SCENE
FEAT. BLACK ANVIL, MADE OUT OF BABIES, BATILLUS, NAAM AND MORE

IT’S HERE! IT’S FINALLY HERE!!! Volume 1 of NYC Sucks, the completely free comp we’ve compiled to spotlight some of the best metal bands currently dominating the New York metal scene. This volume features fourteen songs by as many bands, who run the gamut of genres, from death to tech to prog to grind to black to hardcore to doom and more. We truly feel that this is a great sampling of all that New York’s thriving metal scene has to offer, and we’re beyond proud to be sharing it with you — absolutely, 100% free of charge.

You can stream, or, better yet, just download the comp at the below address. It contains high-quality 320kbps MP3s, and as well as a PDF of digital liner notes with information about all the bands. Please help get the word out… send the comp to your friends, put it up on torrent sites, submit it to .rar Mediafire blogs… just spread the friggin’ music by any means necessary!

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Tracklisting:
1. East of the Wall, “The Ladder”
2. Made out of Babies, “Invisible Ink”
3. Tiger Flowers, “Cuts”
4. Black Anvil, “The Evil of All Roots”
5. Naam, “Frosted Tread”
6. Batillus, “The Children of the Night Make Their Music”
7. Meek is Murder, “Sundowners” (demo)
8. The Binary Code, “Encircled”
9. Castevet, “Stones”
10. Hung, “Desert of Sad”
11. Wizardry, “The Falconer”
12. Pyrrhon, “King of All Tears”
13. Mutant Supremacy, “Epitaph”
14. Incendiary, “Victory in Defeat”

And don’t forget that Volume 2, featuring thirteen more great bands and songs, will be out on February 22nd!!!

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PEGAZUS REVEALS NEW ALBUM DETAILS

January 19th, 2011
by EvilG
Pegazus - "IN METAL WE TRUST"

Pegazus - "IN METAL WE TRUST"

THE THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER IS BACK WITH A NEW ALBUM !

It’s been 9 years since the Australian Metallers of PEGAZUS have released their last studio album and although the band always stayed active, they are now back with a worldwide release !

PEGAZUS will release their brand new album “IN METAL WE TRUST” on April 15, 2011 through Black Leather Records. The distribution is in hands of the German company TWILIGHT VERTRIEB.

The album contains 11 brand new classic Heavy Metal songs with original singer Justin Fleming back on vocals ! As a tribute to the great guitarists of the 80’s, Pegazus has invited Ross The Boss ( Founding member Manowar, Ross The Boss, The Dictators a.o. ), Jeff Watson ( ex-Night Ranger / Mothers Army ) and David Shankle ( formerly of Manowar, DSG ) to contribute a solo for the song “Old Skool Metal Dayz”.

In addition, the band has put up today a brand new MySpace design based on the new CD cover artwork. The first sample ( for the song “Metal Messiah” ) from the new album can be found there as well. You can check this all out here : www.myspace.com/pegazusmusic

The band is revealing now for the very first time the cover artwork for “IN METAL WE TRUST” with the complete tracklisting :

TRACK LIST :

1. Metal Messiah

2. Road Warrior

3. Old Skool Metal Dayz

4. We Live To Rock

5. Haunting Me

6. Eye For An Eye

7. Ghost Rider

8. Metal Gods

9. End Of The World

10. Death Or Glory

11. Old Skool Metal Dayz

Extended Version feat. David Shankle, Ross the Boss & Jeff Watson

PEGAZUS is :

Justin Fleming – Lead Vocals

Johnny Stoj – Guitars and Vocals

Cory Betts – Bass

Ange Sotiro – Drums

For all info and a new sample, please visit the brand new MySpace at : www.myspace.com/pegazusmusic

Follow Pegazus also through these sites :

Twitter : www.twitter.com/pegazusmusic
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/pages/PEGAZUS/56974008938

YouTube : www.youtube.com/user/pegazusmusic

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Interview With Author/Journalist Joel McIver

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Joel McIver

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Seven Kingdoms

Interview with guitarist Camden Cruz

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