SCION A/V METAL is proud to present the label showcase for the legendary EARACHE RECORDS at The Glass House in Pomona, CA on Saturday January 12th, 2013 featuring performances from OCEANO, VEKTOR, BONDED BY BLOOD and WHITE WIZZARD.
This event will coincide with the 25th ANNIVERSARY of the groundbreaking Nottingham, England based label, which has been at the forefront of bringing countless legendary and pioneering acts of extreme metal and beyond to the world.
The tickets for this event are FREE with RSVP at the link below.
RSVP is strictly required. Early arrival to the venue is suggested as space is limited and entry will not be guaranteed.
This is a matinee show that will start at 1:00pm PST
About the bands:
OCEANO – Having relentlessly toured the globe since the release of 2010′s “Contagion”, Chicago’s reigning titans of technical death mark their long awaited return to The Glass House to blaze at the helm of this mammoth event.
VEKTOR – Sci fi themed and fueled with furious fervor all wrapped in a cutthroat progressive thrash primer, VEKTOR’s renowned live performances will leave all your senses frayed to say the least.
BONDED BY BLOOD – Pomona’s hometown thrash hero’s will be playing fresh off the heels of their new blistering opus “The Aftermath”. Be sure to check out their recent video for “Crawling in the Shadows” made with SCION A/V and directed by Dave Vorhes.
WHITE WIZZARD – Raw, good time, fist-raising trad metal from LA with grandiose lyrics and classic rock riffs all in a sound that pays homage to an era where metal was fueled by bombastic good times filled with excess.
When asked about how he felt to be a part of this epic event, David DiSanto of Vektor said “We’re real stoked to be a part of this event. 25 years is longer than most of us have been on Earth! Congrats to Earache and thank you to Scion for all of the support for the show. See you sleazoids there!”.
Along with Vektor’s excitement, Pomona based Bonded by Blood also expressed their enthusiasm for this hometown rager. States Carlos Relgado: “We are excited to say that we are going to be a part of this year’s Earache showcase, along with Scion who have been super cool and have gone out of their way to support us and the scene. We just couldn’t be more grateful for them to put on shows like this – down the street from where we rehearse none the less! The Glass House in Pomona has always been one of the best known (yet also sort of unknown) places to play. In the past couple of years or so they have not been having very many metal shows. We are hoping to change that.
We look forward to seeing a lot of friends and family and we can’t wait to share the stage once again with great friends such as Vektor and White Wizzard. Cheers!”
About SCION A/V:
Scion A/V is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion A/V has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced a collection of ‘zines. In addition, Scion A/V executes the annual Scion Music(less) Conference and operates 17 broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit: www.scionav.com
Album Download and Stream featuring Gypsyhawk and Pilgrim now live!
Back on September 15, Metal Blade Records and Scion A/V teamed up to bring you the label’s showcase featuring SIX FEET UNDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION, BATTLECROSS, GYPSYHAWK, and PILGRIM for a free matinee show at the Glasshouse in Pomona, Calif. As if the free showcase that celebrated 30 years of Metal Blade Records wasn’t cool enough, Scion A/V had a crew on hand to conduct interviews with each of the bands for a series of video interviews and record the showcase for a free limited 7″ release and digital download/stream featuring a track each from GYPSYHAWK and PILGRIM.
Head over to AOL Music to download (or stream) the digital copy of the 7″ and to check out the video interviews with all of the bands that performed the showcase as well as interviews with members of Metal Blade’s staff who offer some insight into the world of the heavy metal music industry.
Fans of BLOODBATH, GRAVE, VOMITORY, and BOLT THROWER are advised to pay special attention to this announcement. On January 25, 2013, Apostasy Records will release
At the End the Dead Await, the debut album from Swedish Death Metal Brutes OVERTORTURE. Inclusive of veteran players from GRAVE, COLDWORKER, DEMONICAL, and INSISION, it will come as no surprise that with At the End the Dead Await OVERTORTURE has created a work of overwhelming brutality, tempered only by a penchant for melody. Self-produced by the band and mixed/mastered by Ola Englund (SIX FEET UNDER), the album is made complete with the artwork of Gustav Germann (Guger Art) who has also worked with HAIL OF BULLETS and VOMITORY. How could any self-respecting fan of DM possibly go wrong?
01. Black Shrouds of Dementia
02. Murder for the Masses
03. Slaves to the Atom
04. The Outer Limits
06. The Strain
07. The Coming Doom
08. Towards the Within
09. Suffer As One
10. At the End the Dead Await
Overtorture formed in 2011 by Magnus Martinsson, Joel Fornbrant, Fredrik Widigs and Jonas Torndal, known from bands like Grave, Coldworker, Demonical and Witchery with the mission to deliver diverse Death Metal with both melody and brutality! Songs quickly came together and demos of some neck-breaking songs were put into final form in late 2011.
In March 2012 the band tapped Andreas Hemmander who’s an old friend and former band mate (Bloodride) of Magnus as second guitarist, and the line-up was finally complete. Shortly after the band signed a world wide deal with Apostasy Records and started recording the debut album “At the End the Dead Await.
Norwegian black ‘n’ roll assassins VREID recently completed work on their latest long player. Titled Welcome Farewell, the follow-up to 2011’s V — whichDecibel called, “…VREID’s finest hour,” and Metal Army America commended for its “integrity and sheer electrical power,” — was recorded at bassist Hváll’s own Studio 1184 and is set for North American release via Indie Recordings March 5, 2013.
Comments bassist Hváll of the new material, “two years after we started writing new riffs, our new beast is now complete. It’s been a lot of work, but we are utterly pleased with the result. ‘Dark,’ ‘heavy’ and ‘VREID’ are the three keywords to describe it. The artwork takes us in a new direction this time, and is done by the wizard Kim Holm. His work is spectacular and has captured the music and lyrics beyond words. In February the new album will see the light of day, and we can’t wait to unleash it, and come out and play for you again.”
Additionally, you can sample latest VREID single “The Reap” as well as the Welcome Farewell cover art courtesy of esteemed metal rag Terrorizer HERE! Further details on Welcome Farewell to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Progressive metal band Rectified Spirit announced the release of their self titled debut album on 28th December 2012. The band has now released an audio teaser for the album on their soundcloud page. The album has been recorded at Lucid Recess studios in Guwahati and mixed and mastered by Zorran Mendonsa who has worked with other Indian artists like Demonic Resurrection, Them Clones and Indus Creed.
Guitarist and Founder Samudragupta commented: “Recording at Lucid Recess with Siddharth and Amitabh Barooa was an absolutely homely affair for all of us as we have been friends from a long time. Their presence itself motivated us and they ensured that we performed to our full potential in the studio. Working with Zorran was a blessing,he has made the album sound huge as well as dynamic and it’s the kind of sound we’ve been dreaming off. Throughout the making of this record he has been deeply motivating, inspiring and has been our friend, philosopher and guide.”
Extreme metallers from Murcia, Dark Confessions continue presenting their blasting debut “Insanity”.
The album is receiving an outstanding feedback from the international metal press and the fans of the most extreme sounds:
MetalHammer .-“It will please the most ardent fans of the genre”.
Subterráneo Heavy .- “If you are overwhelmed by the 473 words I’ve written then I will summarize my text in just two: ESSENTIAL ALBUM”.
Mutilador .- “As its name says, Insanity is really insane, full of energy and brutality”.
“BioHazard” is a blasting and direct track, influenced by bands such as Job for a Cowboy, Carnifex, Dying Fetus. The video has been produced by the band themselves, directed by Victor M.López and counting with the collaboration of Henry Menacho. Click on the image below to watch the video:
As a follow-up to their acclaimed 2011 full-length album Tattered and Bound, Vancouver death metal band Abriosis are set to release their latest EP, Vessel on February 1st, 2013. Vessel merges disorienting waves of sonic violence with an ever-present thunderous pulse. Though short and sweet, this EP hits hard; representing the latest evolution in the band’s signature progressive death metal sound.
Vessel marks the first Abriosis recording to feature the band’s new vocalist, Alxs Ness (ex-Without Mercy). Ness’ Youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/Alxxxs) has attracted over one million views split between her death metal vocal covers and vocal technique/advice videos.
The following video trailer includes samples of all 4 tracks from Vessel:
“Vessel is what we have been working towards for years,” comments Abriosis guitarist Taylor Lipton. ”It’s disorienting while holding down groove. Every song has its own face and personality. We are very proud of this release, and excited to see where it brings us!”
In keeping with tradition, the band plans to release the digital version of the EP entirely for free via their official website, www.ABRIOSIS.com.
A distant howling heralds the arrival of the wolf! DEATH WOLF has now announced that their second studio album, II: Black Armoured Death, will be released on February 18th in Europe and on February 19th in North America via Century Media Records. Besides the DANZIG-influenced material in the vein of the songs on DEATH WOLF’s self-titled debut album, fans can also expect II: Black Armoured Death to cover a wide musical spectrum that will surely be worth a listen for every fan of dark sinister punk rock with a metal edge. See below for the album’s track-listing: II: Black Armoured Death track-listing:
Noche De Brujas
Lord Of Putrefaction
Darkness Of Hel
Luciferian Blood Covenant
Black Armoured Death
Death Wolf March
Little Black Angel
In addition to II: Black Armoured Death, DEATH WOLF will also be releasing a new 7″, Bloodscent, this month. Featuring different arrangements of two tracks on II: Black Armoured Death, this limited 7″ will be hand-numbered and pressed on white wax– and only available at CM Distro and on the road this February/March on DEATH WOLF’s tour with MARDUK, MOONSPELL and INQUISITION. Stay tuned for more information about Bloodscent and this upcoming tour coming soon!
North American Co-Headline Trek Kicks Off On February 22nd In Ventura, California
Multi-Artist Bill To Also Feature For Today, The Color Morale, And The Chariot
Tickets On Sale December 21st
Ferret Music recording group The Devil Wears Prada and Metal Blade Records’ As I Lay Dying have announced details of their upcoming North American co-headline tour. The hugely anticipated trek gets underway February 22nd at Ventura, California’s Majestic Ventura Theater Half House and then continues through early April (see attached itinerary). Tickets for all dates will be on sale Friday, December 21st.
The Devil Wears Prada and As I Lay Dying will be accompanied on the epic tour by For Today (on all dates except March 7th-March 8th), The Color Morale (February 22nd – March 7th), and The Chariot (March 8th – April 4th). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.tdwpband.com/tour and www.asilaydying.com/events.
The tour follows The Devil Wears Prada’s 2011 breakthrough, “DEAD THRONE,” which confirmed the band as one of the most potent and powerful in modern American metal. The album’s latest video, “Mammoth,” premiered to great acclaim earlier this year and is streaming now at the band’s official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/TDWP.
The Devil Wears Prada followed the release of “DEAD THRONE” with the hugely successful “Dead Throne Tour: North America,” captured for posterity on the recently released CD/DVD, “DEAD&ALIVE.” The collection includes performances of songs spanning TDWP’s career, including such fan favorites as “Danger: Wildman,” “Born To Lose,” “Kansas,” “Assistant To The Regional Manager,” and “Outnumbered.” In addition, “DEAD&ALIVE” features an array of behind-the-scenes footage shot and edited by the band’s own Jeremy DePoyster.
Long hailed as a genuinely electrifying live act, The Devil Wears Prada have also proven indefatigable road warriors. In addition to countless headline dates and festival sets, recent highlights include spending summer 2012 alongside Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, and the one and only Motörhead as one of the main stage headliners on the all-star Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
As I Lay Dying preceded the release of their 6th full-length studio album, “AWAKENED,” with a highly successful run on 2012′s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival where the band rotated between the side and main stages. Just before “AWAKENED” dropped via Metal Blade Records on September 25th, the band released their first production video for the album for the track “A Greater Foundation.” Fans instantly took to the Internet to express their love of the new song – AND to discuss the relevance of the lyrics. Check out the video and comments HERE.
The five-piece San Diego, Calif. based metal act, As I Lay Dying, recently concluded their run on the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour where they toured alongside Asking Alexandria, Memphis May Fire, and Attila, including a stop at the hugely successful California Metal Fest where the band electrified the stage and decimated metal fans with their powerful and blistering live set that the band is known for. “AWAKENED,” which Rick Florino from Artist Direct called “…their best album yet,” noting “it’s a high water mark for modern metal, and it’s going to wake up the entire genre” giving the release 5 out of 5 stars, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #11, selling over 28,000 copies in its first week in the US alone.
For their latest release, “AWAKENED,” As I Lay Dying –NICK HIPA (guitar), TIM LAMBESIS (vocals), JORDAN MANCINO (drums), PHIL SGROSSO (guitar) and JOSH GILBERT (bass)–holed up in the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, CO with renowned rock producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents) and mixer Colin Richardson. The group’s last LP, 2010s “THE POWERLESS RISE,” debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #10, at #2 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart and #3 on Billboard’s Hard Music Albums Chart.
22 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theater Half House
23 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
24 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
26 Reno, NV Knitting Factory Concert House
27 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
28 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
01 San Diego, CA Soma
02 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
03 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
05 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
06 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
07 Dallas, TX House of Blues – Dallas
08 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Events Center
09 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
10 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
12 Nashville, TN Rocketown
13 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
14 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
15 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
16 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
17 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
19 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
20 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
21 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
22 Williamsville, NY Club Infinity
23 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
24, 25 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theater
27 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
28 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
29 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
30 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
2 Lawrence, KS The Granada Theatre
3, 4 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
British shred-heavy melodic metallers Savage Messiah have just released a brand new music video for the track “All Seeing I”!
The new video shows the band in their element, tearing up the stage with an adrenaline-fuelled performance that’s sure to make a few necks sore! The video was filmed in Birmingham, England in October and is currently featured on the front page of VEVO in the USA.
“All Seeing I” is taken from Savage Messiah’s latest album, ‘Plague of Conscience’, which is available now on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl. Get the album in Europe at http://bit.ly/A9ClhQ or in North America at http://bit.ly/AgH8Dc
‘Plague of Conscience’ is also available on iTunes with an exclusive bonus track at http://bit.ly/zqbuz3
But that’s not all! To celebrate the holiday season, Earache is holding a Christmas sale, with loads of items on offer and CDs available from just £0.25/$0.49! We’ll even throw in a FREE surprise with orders over £20/$30 and a FREE Worldwide Metal 6-CD box set with orders over £40/$60!
Grab a festive metal bargain now while you can at:
The Italian Speed Metal Band “Hammered” has just announed the title of their debut album: “The Beginning”. The album will be released in March. “The Beginning” will feature various guest appearances by talented musicians such as Adriano Crasnich (Frame Of Pain, Overtures), Raffaello Indri (Elvenking), Gabriele Pala (Azure Agony), Fulvio Sain (Tempesta), Alberto Blasizza (Dark Wave) and many more.
The Italian Power Metal Band “Highlord” has just revealed the tracklist for the new album “The Warning After”. The album will be released in late March 2013 by Punishment 18 Records. The new album will contain ten songs and some of them will feature Ralf Scheepers (Gamma Ray, Primal Fear, Ayreon). Mor info will follow soon.
02.The Goggle Mirror
03.Brothers to the end
04.Inside the vacuity circle
05.Standing in the rain
06.No more heroes
07.Of tears and rhymes
08.The warning after
09.In this wicked world
10.Arcade warriors (feat. Ralf Scheepers of Primal Fear)
The holidays are around the corner, and the folks at 70000TONS OF METAL have revealed a special present! So here it is: Canadian Guitar Mastermind Jeff Waters will host “JAMMING WITH WATERS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS”, the official 70000TONS OF METAL All-Star Jam! And they want to have your input! Head over to the official 70000TONS OF METAL Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/70000tons/107567389067 and give your feedback on which of the musicians on board you would like to participate in the most incredible jam session the Metal world has ever seen. And guess what? You can even join in yourself! Ever wanted to jam with Jeff Waters in International Waters? You can do so, but only on 70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship “Majesty of the Seas” for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at www.70000tons.com and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans!
They spare no expense to remove the seats in front of the stage in the theater, or do you really like seated Heavy Metal shows? This is 70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise where you enjoy unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board. And don’t forget, every band plays twice! There are also Clinics, Work-Shops, the infamous 70000TONS OF METAL Karaoke, Bars that never close, you heard right: They don’t close! Two full days at Sea, a fun-and-sun-filled day on a beautiful Caribbean Island and an opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the Artists that all join us for the entire trip. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!
The following 27 out of 40 bands have already been announced:
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
METAL CHURCH (Reunion Show)
RAGE and LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA
SUBWAY TO SALLY
70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, will sail Monday, January 28, 2013 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, February 1, 2013.
Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$299 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 room service!
What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check out http://www.70000tons.com/ for more information.
Lizzy Borden have released their version of the Christmas classic “Silent Night” now available for streaming on their Youtube page or click on video below.
As previously reported, Lizzy Borden will be celebrating thirty years of American Metal in 2013 with a brand new show, created from the ground up just for the monumental 30 year anniversary. The new show will encompass songs from each and every Lizzy Borden record to date, including classic songs like “Me against the World“, “American Metal“, “Master of Disguise” Plus songs the band has never performed live.
Due to scheduling conflicts, Antony (vocals) will be unable to perform with multinational thrashers NIGHTRAGE at the Gothenburg Sound Festival on January 5 in Gothenburg, Sweden. His replacement for this show only will be NIGHTRAGE;s former frontman Tomas Lindberg from AT THE GATES. NIGHTRAGE states: “We are super-excited about this!”
Comments Antony, “as some of you may already know, the band has been selected to play the Gothenburg Sound Festival in January. Unfortunately, due to some scheduling conflicts I was unable to resolve, I will have to miss this show. It will be the first NIGHTRAGE show in six years that I will miss and it completely sucks!
This festival’s lineup is of legendary proportions (CEREMONIAL OATH, GARDENIAN). But fear not, I am proud to announce that we are going to just tack one more to that list of legends for our friends and fans in Sweden. That’s right, the one and only Tomas Lindberg will be helping us for this one-off show. And it’s safe to say I am jealous as fuck not to see this take place. I have also seen the setlist for this show, and let me tell you, no one will be disappointed.”
Lindberg, who is also known for his work with THE CROWN and LOCK UP, appeared on NIGHTRAGE’s first two albums (2003 – Sweet Vengeance and 2005 – Descent Into Chaos) before being replaced by Jimmie Strimell, who sang on 2007′s A New Disease Is Born.
NIGHTRAGE’s fifth album, Insidious, was released in September 2011 via Lifeforce Records. The CD featured guest appearances by Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND), Tomas S. Englund (EVERGREY), Apollo Papathanasio (FIREWIND, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), John K (BIOMECHANICAL) and Tomas Lindberg.
Video clip for “DELIRIUM OF THE FALLEN” taken from the album “Insidious” can be found here: