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Following the release of their sophomore album Powerkiller, Canadian heavy metal heroes EVIL SURVIVES strike back with another entry in the HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS discography with a reissue of their debut Metal Vengeance. Available for the first time ever on CD and digital formats, Metal Vengeance was originally released by renowned Canadian vinyl-only metal label War On Music. Metal Vengeance will be re-released world wide on March 22nd 2011.
Based out Winnipeg, Manitoba EVIL SURVIVES first began spreading their metallic mayhem when the in the summer of 2006 Front man Karl “Axe n’ Smash” Warkentin and guitarist Adrian Riff began the arduous task of recruiting like minded metal heads. Finally after three months the search was complete and EVIL SURVIVES was born. By June 2008 EVIL SURVIVES made its first performance- by no coincidence…but fate! – outside of an Iron Maiden concert in their home town of Winnipeg. Less than a month later, EVIL SURVIVES entered the studio to record their debut full length album Metal Vengeance released exclusively on vinyl on War on Music.
On the heels of a growing renown, EVIL SURVIVES were right back in studio by the end of 2009 to record their second full length album, entitled Powerkiller, released by War on Music on vinyl and limited edition cassette. Mixed entirely in analog, the master reels contained over 40 minutes of driving NWOBHM worship, sounding like 1985-2009 never even happened. Powerkiller caught the attention of New York metal merchants HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS who will be released the album on CD and digitally on October 12th 2010.
Touring non-stop across Canada and beyond, EVIL SURVIVES quickly gained a reputation as a ripping live act, with piercing croons, guitar heroics, shotgun bass, and wild antics. Taking the torch from those who came before them, EVIL SURVIVES are positioned to become a leading force for the fight for the rightful return of Heavy Metal… and the execution of false metal everywhere.
Listen to EVIL SURVIVES at www.myspace.com/evilsurvives
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Combining modern hard rock and metal with powerful vocals, huge driving guitars, and a massive rhythm section, DEAD OF NIGHT is poised to destroy the current stale world of rock. With a strong focus on the melodic elements of the 80’s, the dark harmonies of the 90’s and a new modern twist, they have teamed up to deliver a familiar, but original sound. DEAD OF NIGHT is comprised of seasoned musicians Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall), Jon Donais (Shadows Fall), Derek Kerswill (ex-Unearth, ex-Seemless, Kingdom Of Sorrow), Jeff Fultz (ex-Seemless) and newly announced singer Jason Witte (ex-Goaded).
Demos of new DEAD OF NIGHT music have recently surfaced. Fans can listen to the tracks at the band’s MySpace and Facebook pages. Recorded by the band and mixed by Chris “Zeuss” Harris, DEAD OF NIGHT conjure sounds of classic metal and rock influences such as early Metallica, Motley Crue, Alice In Chains and even Whitesnake, yet still maintain a modern edge that is clearly heard in songs such as ‘Shades of Grey’ and ‘In Your Hands’.
“There are too many bands out there with one radio-friendly song and nine throw-away tracks just to fill up an album,” states Jason Donias.
“We want our audience to be blown away with each and every song,” adds Matt Bachand. “This project has been a lot of fun as it is quite a departure from what we usually do musically, we are all looking forward to getting on the stage and showing the world what DEAD OF NIGHT is all about.”
The band has yet to debut the material live, but plan on scheduling some regional shows soon. To learn more about DEAD OF NIGHT, visit these sites below:
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Death metal legends MASTER are proud to announce their 2011 U.S. headlining tour. Scheduled to take place next month, the debauchery will commence on March 1 in Fredrick, Maryland and run through over a month’s worth of dates before coming to a close on April 3 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band will be joined by Los Angeles black metal collective Lightning Swords Of Death and Ohio thrashers Mobile Deathcamp.
Said MASTER mainman Paul Speckmann of the trek: “Looking forward to bringing MASTER Metal back to the USA and sharing a few new tracks from The Human Machine as well as playing the classics once again for you! MASTER guitarist Alex Nejezchleba and Peter Bajci from the Czech Republic will be joining me on the American trek. MASTER your own Destiny.”
MASTER released their tenth studio album, The Human Machine, last May via Singapore’s Pulverised Records. Said Blabbermouth in a review of the record: “MASTER albums have always boasted riffing defined by density, nastiness, and slight contortions that make them memorable.” Terrorizer added: “Dragging its venomous oldschool intent like a caveman with his club, MASTER are proudly living up to their name and taking their place among death metal’s founding fathers. Commended Metal Maniacs: “The Human Machine is a monster here to restore the idea that the world’s most grotesque and horrifying subject matter has a place to unfurl itself and those of us who indulge can do so without worrying if a hair’s out of place.”
MASTER U.S. Tour 2011 MASTER Only
3/1/2011 Krug’s – Frederick, MD w/ Strong Intention
3/2/2011 O’Brien’s – Boston, MA
3/3/2011 Sonar – Baltimore, MD w/ Strong Intention
LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH Joins Tour
3/04/2011 Europa – Brooklyn, NY w/ Strong Intention
3/05/2011 Diablo – Buffalo, NY w/ Strong Intention
3/05/2011 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY (late show) w/ Strong Intention
3/06/2011 Popeye’s – Peekskill, NY w/ Strong Intention
MOBILE DEATHCAMP Joins Tour
3/07/2011 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
3/08/2011 The Summit – Columbus, OH
3/09/2011 Macs – Lansing, MI
3/10/2011 Vollrath Tavern – Indianapolis, IN
3/11/2011 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
3/12/2011 Fubar – St Louis, MO
MASTER/LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH Only
3/13/2011 The Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
3/14/2011 The Marquis – Denver, CO
3/15/2011 Club Vegas – Ogden, UT
3/16/2011 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
3/17/2011 Branx – Portland, OR
3/18/2011 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
3/19/2011 The Metaphor – Escondido, CA
3/20/2011 The Blvd. – Hollywood, CA
3/21/2011 Ub’s – Mesa, AZ
3/23/2011 Emo’s – Austin, TX
MASTER/LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH/MOBILE DEATHCAMP
3/24/2011 The Rail Club – Ft Worth, TX
3/25/2011 007 Rock Bar – San Antonio, TX
3/26/2011 Walter’s – Houston, TX
3/27/2011 Rouge – Fayetteville, AR
3/28/2011 The Muse – Nashville, TN
3/29/2011 Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
3/30/2011 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
3/31/2011 Tremont Music – Charlotte, NC
4/01/2011 Club 306 – Roanoke, VA
4/02/2011 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
4/03/2011 31 Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
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Germany’s veteran melodic heavy metal outfit, Deadlock, has released a digital single of the song, “State Of Decay”, downloadable now through iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/state-of-decay-single/id414877510. In addition to the track itself, the digital single contains two bonus remixes; “State Of Decay” remix by S.U.N. Project, and “Virus Jones” by TRICKPOP. “State Of Decay” is the first track to be released from Deadlock’s fifth studio album, Bizarro World, which is due out on March 15th on Lifeforce Records.
In addition to the “State Of Decay” digital single, Deadlock has launched a free downloadable ringtone (MP3 and iPhone format), available on the Lifeforce Records official website at: www.lifeforcerecords.com/sounds/Deadlock_ringtone.zip.
A Bizarro World album teaser is currently streaming on the official Deadlock MySpace at: http://www.myspace.com/deadlock.
The track list for Bizarro World is…1. Virus Jones2. State Of Decay3. Falling Skywards4. Earthlings5. You Left Me Dead6. Brutal Romance7. Alienation8. Renegade9. Htrae10. Bizarro World11. Paranoia Extravaganza“’Bizarro World’ is a gem of an album” – AllVoices.com“DEADLOCK manages to combine elements of all around the musical spectrum into one giant cohesive piece of musical artwork.” SCRATCHtheSurface Webzine Bizarro World was produced by Deadlock guitarist, Sebastian Reichl, at Slaughter’s Palace studios this fall.
On Bizarro World, Deadlock has designed an interpretation of a world built up on extremes and antitheses. The album is based on the concept of “Bizarro”, which originated in DC Comics in the early 1960s, and represents a weirdly mutilated version of earthly creations. However, contrary to the concept of a world stigmatizing perfection, sonically, Bizarro World strives for the opposite.
Deadlock’s sound can be described as a combination of opposed elements, such as sharp guitar-assaults, pop and dance quotations, orchestral profundity, gruffly growls, and beautiful clean vocals. With Bizarro World, the band seeks to improve on what they already did so well in the past, while offering a wider, self-assured view on symphonic and brutal metal, based on a progressive approach.
Over their previous Lifeforce offerings, Earth.Revolt (2005), Wolves (2007) and Manifesto (2008), Deadlock has accentuated the signature of their metal sound, which hovers somewhere in between beauty and darkness, with increasing relevance. The band has toured in support of such accredited acts as Lacuna Coil, All That Remains, Sonic Syndicate, Dark Tranquillity, Caliban, and Heaven Shall Burn within the past two years.Stay tuned for more information on Deadlock and Bizarro World.
Johannes Prem – vocals
Sabine Weniger – vocals
Sebastian Reichl – guitar,
Rymen – guitar
John Gahlert – bass
Tobias Graf – drums
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Gary Moore was a guitarist with Thin Lizzy and was also acclaimed for his solo work. The renowned rock guitarist Gary Moore has died, the BBC has learned. Mr Moore, 58, was, originally from Belfast, and was a former member of the legendary Irish group Thin Lizzy.
Adam Parsons, who manages Thin Lizzy, told the BBC that Mr Moore had died in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Mr Moore was originally drafted into Thin Lizzy by its singer Phil Lynott. He later gained acclaim for his solo work and was a former member of the Irish group Skid Row.
The Northern Ireland guitarist was only 16 when he moved from Belfast to Dublin in 1969, to join Skid Row, which featured Lynott as lead vocalist.
He was later brought into Thin Lizzy by Lynott to replace the departing Eric Bell, another guitarist from Northern Ireland.
Mr Bell told the BBC on Sunday he was still “in shock” at Mr Moore’s death.
“I still can’t believe it,” he said.
“He was so robust, he wasn’t a rock casualty, he was a healthy guy.
“He was a superb player and a dedicated musician.”
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Los Angeles, CA – Rock legend, Realistic Rock author, and Sabian’s World’s Greatest Rock Drummer Carmine Appice is now offering rare tracks and impossible to find, out of production albums available as digital downloads directly from his official web site. Some of Carmine’s best performances new and old are available along with a brand new track from King Kobra titled “Monsters and Heroes”. All proceeds from this track will be donated to the Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund. Other rare albums include “BBA (Beck, Bogert & Appice) Live in London” recorded in 1973; Carmine’s solo release “Rockers”; “Party Tested”, the 1980 release by DNA (Derringer & Appice); and Mothers Army “Planet Earth” with Joe Lynn Turner, Jeff Watson and Bob Daisley.
More tracks and full albums will be added to the continually expanding catalog each month. All tracks are just 99¢ each and full album downloads offer a reduced price from the single track downloads price. Some of these tracks are not on iTunes or Amazon.com. They are only available on the official Carmine Appice web site.
To preview and download tracks, visit:
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GUITAR LEGEND STEVE VAI
Berkleemusic and Vai Host A Live Online Event for Guitar Players of All Levels Worldwide
Berkleemusic, the online continuing education division of Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, along with Grammy®-award winning guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, today announced a call to action for guitarists around the world to join forces and set the Guinness® World Record for the largest online guitar lesson on March 3rd, 2011. This first-of-its-kind initiative will bring together the worldwide community of guitarists in an unprecedented online celebration of music education.
Vai, who is currently recording a new album and preparing for an extensive world tour, is a Berklee alumnus with a devoted fan base in over seventy countries. Although he is not a guitar instructor, Vai is a passionate advocate for music exploration and hopes the event will encourage players to continue to cultivate their own unique style and spirit on the instrument. “This online event, and the larger efforts Berkleemusic is making to teach students around world, is a great example of the collaboration that happens at Berklee,” says Vai. “Whether you’re in Boston, Bombay, or Brussels, we’ll all be together on March 3rd.”
The World’s Largest Online Guitar Lesson is a one-time event that takes place Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 1:30PM EST. Berkleemusic has partnered with Livestream, the pre-eminent live streaming video platform, to host this event in their New York City studio. Participants can learn more about the online lesson at www.berkleemusic.com/vai-live.
Vai’s FREE online lesson will last 30 minutes, and will provide a look into Steve’s technique with a focus on how guitarists can develop and gain insight into their own playing. In order to further engage with his fans, Steve is also encouraging participants to submit questions to him online, which he will answer onstage at the conclusion of his online lesson. Interested participants can submit questions to Steve on the event’s web page, located here: www.berkleemusic.com/vai-live.
As a gesture of its commitment to music education, Berkleemusic will donate one dollar for every person that joins the online lesson to the Steve Vai Online Scholarship Fund at Berkleemusic, which is designed to reward and assist outstanding students studying in Berkleemusic’s multi-course certificate programs.
“Steve Vai is one of the most popular guitarists on the planet, and deservedly so,” says Dave Kusek, CEO of Berkleemusic. “We’re thrilled and honored to partner with Steve for this unique online guitar lesson, and excited to play a part in exposing a record-setting number of guitarists from around the world to his ‘otherworldly’ techniques.”
Berkleemusic and Steve Vai have also partnered to author a brand new 12-week online course: Steve Vai Guitar Techniques. This online course presents students with the chance to gain a deep understanding of Vai’s death-defying playing styles, repertoire, techniques, and musical concepts from anywhere in the world, and incorporate their learnings into their own playing. The Steve Vai Guitar Techniques online course builds upon the renowned guitar curriculum that Berklee has been providing to students for decades. The course is now open for enrollment for the school’s spring term which begins on April 4th, 2011. For more information regarding the course, registration information, and to sample an online guitar course, visit Berkleemusic.com.
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British metal gods JUDAS PRIEST have added new live dates in Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey to their upcoming Epitaph World Tour. Check out their itinerary below.
Despite announcing their final world tour, Judas Priest are writing new material! Says the band in a brief update: “All is going really well – more details later!”
A press release on Judas Priest’s final tour reads as follows:
After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking their very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, Judas Priest – one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, have announced this will be their final world tour!!
However, the mighty Priest will certainly be going out strong as they rock the planet starting in 2011 on the massive Epitaph tour – hitting all the major cities throughout the world they will be playing the songs that helped make the name Judas Priest synonymous with heavy metal!
With all guns blazing and amps cranked to eleven, the band will be giving all their fans one last chance to witness the ultimate metal experience that is Judas Priest!
Judas Priest Epitaph tour dates:
7 – Eindhaar – Tilburg, Holland
9 – Sweden Rock – Solvesborg, Sweden
11 – Sauna Festival – Tampere, Finland
14 – Spektrum – Oslo, Norway
15 – Edward Greig Plass – Bergen, Norway
17 – Copenhell Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark
19 – Hellfest – Nantes, France
20 – Le Zenith – Paris, France
22 – Gods of Metal Festival – Milan, Italy
23 – Sonisphere Festival – Switzerland
25 – Graspop Festival – Dessel, Belgium
27 – Zenith – Munich, Germany
28 – O2 Arena – Prague, Czech Republic
29 – Stadthalle – Vienna, Austria
1 – Belgrade Arena – Belgrade, Serbia
3 – Romexpo – Bucharest, Romania
8 – Akademik Stadium – Sofia, Bulgaria
10 – Kazlicesme Festival Site – Istanbul, Turkey
10 – Metal Hammer Festival – Katovice, Poland
23 – High Voltage Festival – London, UK
5 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
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One of the most influential names on the Swedish metal scene is Gothenburg’s Evergrey. The band debuted in 1998 and their melodic, dark, political and technical metal increased its fanbase with every new release. Albums like “In Search of Truth” (2001), “Recreation Day” (2003) and “Monday Morning Apocalypse” (2006) are all modern metal classics. In May 2010, fans were shocked to find out that Evergrey had lost three of their five members. Obviously, the band’s future looked bleak. Thankfully, singer/guitarist/band leader Tom S Englund and keyboard player Rikard Zander held their ground. Another strong line-up has made another strong album, called “Glorious Collision”. Evergrey are back with a vengeance, making their return to SRF an event to look forward to for any and all metal fans.
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Canadian blackened doom metal act, WOODS OF YPRES, has released a brand new music video for the song “I Was Buried In Mount Pleasant Cemetery.” Hosted exclusively on the Deciblog, this video is a visual compliment to the melancholy track off of WOODS IV: THE GREEN ALBUM which vividly looks at loss in its many forms. Richly colored and drenched with scenes of mourning, regret and memories of better times, the video perfectly primes fans for the March 22 reissue of WOODS IV: THE GREEN ALBUM, as well as the impending release of WOODS V later this year.
Watch the Deciblog exclusive video for WOODS OF YPRES‘ “I Was Buried In Mount Pleasant Cemetery” here: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/exclusive-woods-of-ypres-i-was-buried-in-mount-pleasant-cemetery/
WOODS IV: THE GREEN ALBUM will be reissued by EARACHE RECORDS in North America on March 22nd. For more info, go to http://earache.com/uswebstore
The entire WOODS OF YPRES catalogue is now available on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/woods-of-ypres/id410068288 and http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/woods-of-ypres/id279745445
WOODS OF YPRES official site: http://www.woodsofypres.ca/
WOODS OF YPRES on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/woodsofypres
WOODS OF YPRES official UltimateMetal forum: http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/woods-ypres-386/
‘Like’ WOODS OF YPRES on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/woodsofypres
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SOUNDWORKS TOURING presents DEICIDE with BELPHEGOR, HOUR OF PENANCE, THE AMENTA
‘TO HELL WITH GOD, GOD IS DEAD’ EUROPEAN TOUR June / July 2011
DEICIDE still stand strong to this day, as one of the most influential and controversial metal bands ever. With a relentlessly brutal sound and uncompromisingly blasphemous lyrics, DEICIDE was an original pioneer of the brutal sound and imagery associated with death metal. In 1987, Glen Benton and Steve Asheim teamed to launch one of the most talked about, controversial and venomous crusades in metal history and have since risen to international notoriety and released two of the highest selling death metal albums of all time. In 2011 DEICIDE have unleashed ‘To Hell With God’! The title shines light on exactly what fans can expect – a blasphemous hell ride with their favourite death metal veterans.
Joining the ‘TO HELL WITH GOD, GOD IS DEAD’ 2011 European Tour are Austrian death/ black metal maniacs BELPHEGOR, the Italian brutal death machine HOUR OF PENANCE, and Australian industrial death masters THE AMENTA.
DEICIDE with Belphegor, Hour Of Penance and The Amenta performing at:
17 June – Copenhagen / Denmark @ Copenhell Festival*
18 June – Gothenburg / Sweden @ Metal Town*
23 June – Rotterdam /Holland @ Baroeg
24 June – Drachten/ Holland @ Iduna
25 June – London / UK @ London Deathfest at the Underworld
26 June – Plymouth / UK @ The White Rabbit
27 June – Liverpool / UK @ The Masque
28 June – Nottingham / UK @ Rescue Rooms
29 June – Namur / Belgium @ Cinex
30 June – Lyon / France @ Ninkasi Kao
01 July – Winterhur / Switzerland @ Gaswerk
02 July – Kassel / Germany @ Salzmann Factory
03 July – Prague / Czech Republic @ Exit Chmelnice
04 July – Katowize / Poland @ Mega Club^
05 July – Poznan / Poland @ Eskulap Club or Blue Note tba
06 July – Bremen / Germany @ Tivoli
07 July – Koeln / Germany @ Essigfabrik
08 July – Torgau / Germany @ In Flammen Festival
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
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ROOT‘s new, 9th full-lenght album will be released in autumn as a CD and a noble vinyl. It is being currently recorded. You can expect more epic, slower compositions as well as some more agressive and faster parts. More information about the new album will follow soon.
At the same time the band announces appearance on a handful of shows this spring, summer and autumn:
18.03. Praha Exit Chmelnice
08.04. Hořovice klub Labe
09.04. České Budějovice Velbloud
15.04. Litomyšl MC Kotelna
16.04. Kropáčova Vrutice RC
01.05. Athens (GR) An Club
11.06. Vyšní Lhoty – KAMENITÉ OPEN AIR
18.06. Blatno u Hlinska v Čechách BLATNO ROCK METAL
24.06. Třinec NOC PLNÁ HVĚZD
25.06. Karlovy Vary DENNIS HOPPER PARTY
01.07. Spálené Poříčí BASINFIREFEST
02.07. Orlová ROCK THERAPY
22.07. Pößneck (D) HELLS PLEASURE
23.07. Hranice PSYCHE MUSIC ART FEST
05.08. Plasy CZECH ROCK BLOCK
20.08. Ostrava SLEZSKOOSTRAVSKÝ ROCK FEST
08.10. Pardubice CZECH METAL LEGENDS
15.10. Třebíč Béčko
21.10. Aš Klubíčko
22.10. Klatovy RC
18.11. Uherské Hradiště Mír
19.11. Brno Melodka
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CANDLELIGHT TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Candlelight’s American office turns 10 in 2011! In celebration we will be having sales via our official webstore all year long. Visit the store regularly for details. Also in celebration, Candlelight has partnered with Decibel Magazine to present special monthly profiles and interviews with some of our biggest artists. You can read these monthly installments by regularly checking out their very informative site at http://www.decibelmagazine.com
THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL – Metal Hammer Magazine says, “elusive, eccentric, and very, very English, The Meads of Asphodel have been warping the boundaries of black metal since their inception.” Live4Metal says, “their quirky Englishness, mixed with their flirtation with black metal and of course their crusty punk underbelly never fails to both amuse and impress.” Released January 11, The Murder of Jesus The Jew is now finally available for North American fans. This musical documentary is unlike any other you will hear this year. Definitely worth checking out!
HAVOK – The Denver-based thrashers are now readying to return to action. Time Is Up, HAVOK’s second album, is set for release March 29. A special pre-order promotion launched this week for the record via Candlelight’s official webstore, and next week the band kicks off their first tour in support of the new record. The tour, alongside Malevolent Creation, will have HAVOK performing across the US. The band hopes to see you at one of the shows. Dates for the tour are:
2/12/11 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
2/13/11 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
2/14/11 Buddha’s Place – Virginia Beach, VA
2/15/11 Warehouse 66 – Stamford, CT
2/16/11 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
2/17/11 Championships – Trenton, NJ
2/18/11 Evening Star – Buffalo, NY
2/19/11 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
2/20/11 Another Hole in the Wall – Steger, IL
2/22/11 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
2/23/11 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
2/24/11 The Annex – Madison, WI
2/25/11 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
2/26/11 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
2/27/11 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
2/28/11 Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT
3/01/11 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
3/02/11 Branx – Portland, OR
3/04/11 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
3/05/11 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
3/06/11 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
3/08/11 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
3/09/11 Emo’s – Austin, TX
3/10/11 Riverside Warehouse – Shreveport, LA
ZYKLON – The career-spanning 3-CD set, Storm Manifesto, is now in North American stores. Over the course of their three solid recordings, Norway’s ZYKLON impressed metal fans worldwide. Formed in 1998 by then-Emperor guitarist Samoth and drummer Trym Torsten (the duo teaming with Secthdamon and Destructor of Myrskog; Daemon from Limbonic Art appeared on one album), ZYKLON quickly and permanently made a lasting mark on extreme metal. Storm Manifesto features previously unavailable material.
KRYOBURN – New Mexico’s KRYOBURN finally make their return with their second album, Three Years Eclipsed. Five years separate this and their debut, Enigmatic Existence. Vocalist/guitarist Todd Brashear shares, “it took us a while to get this done. With all the changes we’ve had going on in the past couple of years, we had to find our legs again.” Produced by Tue Madsen (Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell), Three Years Eclipsed finds the band expanding their musical base, now adding progressive flairs to their intense metal sound. It is sure to peak the curiosity of new listeners. Three Years Eclipsed is available in stores now.
ABSU – Announced late last year, ABSU will share the stage with Immortal on six select American shows in mid-February. Band leader/drummer Proscriptor recently conducted an interview with Noisecreep and made comment regarding the band’s forthcoming album, Abzu. “We are working on the final touches. It’s composed and arranged. It’s the most maniacal collection of songs. It will include the standard topics I’ve discussed but we’re test driving a new kind of musical theme.” The band plan to enter the studio shortly after the completion of dates with Immortal and look for an autumn release. Dates with Immortal are:
2/19/11 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
2/20/11 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
2/21/11 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
2/22/11 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
2/24/11 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/26/11 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – The Los Angeles-based band returns to the road in March alongside Rotten Christ and Melechesh for a massive North American tour. The band will be performing selections from their latest album In the Absence of Light. The Gauntlet notes, “In the Absence of Light is Abigail Williams’ best work to date. It’s mercilessly honest, and timelessly critical, in an era where so much metal should be forgotten.” Prior to their dates with Rotting Christ, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS will travel to Mexico for the first time. Dates are:
3/04/11 Discoteque Organic – Guadalajara, Mexico
3/05/11 Circo Volador – Mexico City, Mexico
3/06/11 Ibex Bar – Monterray, Mexico
3/08/11 Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
3/09/11 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
3/10/11 Champions Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
3/11/11 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
3/12/11 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
3/13/11 Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
3/14/11 Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
3/15/11 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
3/16/11 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
3/17/11 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
3/18/11 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
3/19/11 Reggi’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
3/20/11 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
3/22/11 The Republik – Calgary, AB
3/23/11 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
3/25/11 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
3/26/11 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
3/27/11 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
3/28/11 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
3/29/11 Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
3/30/11 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
3/31/11 UB’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
4/01/11 The Nat Ballroom – Amarillo, TX
4/02/11 Marquee – Tulsa, OK
4/03/11 Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
4/04/11 Emo’s – Austin, TX
4/05/11 Walter’s – Houston, TX
4/07/11 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
4/08/11 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/09/11 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
4/10/11 The Casbah – Charlotte, NC
BURZUM – Fallen will see North American release via Candlelight on April 5. The album is the second since Varg Vikernes’ release from prison. The album features seven new compositions, each adding another storied journey to the celebrated BURZUM legacy. The album’s musical focus joins sounds of BURZUM’s early releases with key elements of 2010’s Belus. The striking and classical nature of the album’s cover art is new for BURZUM. A special pre-order promotion will launch via Candlelight’s official webstore on February 15.
CRUACHAN – Ireland’s CRUACHAN are set to reignite the Pagan metal flame with the release of their new album, Blood on the Black Robe. Set for release April 19, it is the band’s first new album in nearly four years. Founder/vocalist Keith Fay noted, “we are reborn,” on signing with Candlelight early August of 2010. “Returning to our musical roots, we hope to stamp our mark on what we started but also spearhead its revival.” Blood on the Black Robe is a more urgent and darker recording. It features eleven new songs that both old and new fans can embrace. It features guest performance from former vocalist Karen Gilligan.
SCION ROCK FEST – Candlelight is again proud to have performers at the upcoming Scion Rock Fest. Philadelphia’s WOE will make their west coast live debut alongside Morbid Angel, Obituary, Agalloch, Atheist, Municipal Waste and more. WOE is expected to play selections from their acclaimed second album Quietly, Undramatically that was released late last year. England’s ANAAL NATHRAKH were just confirmed as an additional performer, marking only the second time the band will perform on US soil. No word yet if the band will perform selections from their forthcoming album Passion, now confirmed for North American release on May 17th. Tickets for the festival are already sold out but there is a waitlist if you’d like to try your luck. Visit http://www.scionrock.com.
NOW AVAILABLE – Current new releases from Candlelight include label debuts from DEMONIC RESURRECTION, EASTERN FRONT, OBSIDIAN and HORNED ALMIGHTY. All were released January 25 in North America and are available now via our official webstore. Also available is the debut from THE WRETCHED END (featuring Samoth/Emperor-Zyklon), WINTERFYLLETH, KRIEG and OCTOBER TIDE (featuring Fredrik Norrman/Katatonia).
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Relapse Records death metal band Abysmal Dawn released their third album “Levelling the Plane of Existence” on Feb. 1, 2011. LoudTrax.com had the opportunity to interview guitarist / vocalist Charles Elliott.
Once again, LoudTrax.com is proud to offer the lowest price online($6.66) for another great metal album.
excerpts from Charles Elliot interview:
We aren’t afraid to experiment a little especially if the song calls for it. We listen to a lot of different styles of music but we’re primarily an extreme metal band of course.
“Having great artwork is important to me though and I feel like it affects the vibe of a whole record. ”
Regarding the song “The Sleeper Awakens”…….”It’s actually Erik Rutan’s favorite song and it’s sort of ironic that one of the brutalist people on the planet would be into the mellowest song on the record. ”
Here is the Link: https://www.loudtrax.com/blog/post/Abysmal-Dawn-interview-and-new-album.aspx
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Prepare Yourself For THE TAKING. The Brand New Album From DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED: ~April 19, 2011~
Eagle Rock Entertainment will release The Taking, a brand new studio album from Duff McKagan’s Loaded on vinyl (April 12) and CD (April 19). [MSRP $13.98].
A Grammy and American Music Award-winning songwriter/recording artist who has sold over 100 million records, Duff McKagan helped shape the music of an entire generation. He was a founding member of Guns ‘N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, and formed Loaded in 1999. Though most widely know as rock’s premiere bassist, McKagan once again takes front and center on lead vocals and guitars. Long time Loaded members Jeff Rouse (bassist) and Mike Squires (guitar) return along with drummer Isaac Carpenter who joined in late 2009.
Recorded by Terry Date (Soundgarden, Avenged Sevenfold), the album follows the band’s 2009 debut Sick. A feature-length film, The Taking (in the style of A Hard Day’s Night crossed with The Song Remains The Same), is due this summer.
“This record really sort of took a life of its’ own, and the songs really revealed themselves to us as we went along,” says Duff. ”Terry Date came into the picture at a time when his genius ear helped to capture a sonic theme for the record. You can’t underestimate what a guy like TD brings to the table. The Taking is the closest thing to a ‘concept’ record that I have ever been involved with. Pain, loss, triumph, and redemption. Life. Bring it.”
Fans have already been warmed up with tracks “We Win” and “Fight On,” (currently available on all digital service providers). “We Win” was played at Qwest Field, the home of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, McKagan’s hometown. It was also heard during the World Series on the MLB Network. Proceeds from downloads of “Fight On,” a song inspired by America’s military veterans, were donated to the Puget Sound Healthcare System veterans administration.
For more information, visit http://duff-loaded.com/.
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.
For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com, or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Kayos-Productions/102922656447240 . To access photos and/or cover art, please visit www.kayosproductions.com , and click the photo tab.
1.) Lords of Abaddon
2.) Executioner’s Song
3.) Dead Skin
4.) We Win
5.) Easier Lying
6.) She’s An Anchor
7.) Wrecking Ball
8.) King Of The World
10.) Your Name
11.) Follow Me To Hell
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