Introducing the Power Prog and Metal Fest

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG
Power Prog and Metal Fest

Power Prog and Metal Fest

The Power Prog and Metal Festival ( PPM Fest) is the beginnings of an idea of a music lover who took the crazy challenge to organize a festival in Belgium (in Wallonia) dedicated to a style relatively unknown to the public.

Indeed, Wallonia has always been a poor relation to face with Flanders, which has well established structures such as “Graspop Metal Meeting”, the “Metal Female Voices Fest” or “Alcatraz Metal Festival”.

Of course, “Dour Festival” is still one of the major summer music festival, but it is mainly devoted to alternative music and leaves two unused slots:

One of hard rock and metal, a style that remains very popular – for comparison, the Graspop brings together over one hundred thousand people each year in Flanders, many from across Europe.

The other is that a great musical event indoors, and occurring “off season” in relation to the many summer festivals.

With this in mind, the PPM fest aims to become a Walloon festival with international ambition, having nothing to envy from the best in terms of organization, professionalism, and a good quality of lineup.

During more than forty years of existence, the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal have often been underestimated or categorized as a minority in the music industry. That while we all still remember the songs of Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, AC / DC, Metallica or Scorpions, whose ballads and tubes have been around the world and happiness of radios.

In this spirit, the PPM Fest wants to be a musical event of international standing in the context of MONS 2015 European Capital of Culture. It intends to offer, each year on the site LOTTO MONS EXPO, a quality music lineup as rich and attractive as the one proposed in 2010. Festival organizers intend in this way contribute to the efforts by all regional actors and make their way to add value.

The location of the city of Mons, near France, Brussels, Flanders, and reasonably remote from Germany or Holland, and facilities (roads and railways), make ideal for attracting a very important.

By implementing this festival in Mons organizers offer the city the opportunity to position themselves in first place for hosting world-renowned artists in Wallonia. Similarly, the city will actively participate in developing new talent, as many Belgian training will share the stage with famous names.

For the first edition, the PPM Fest had the honor of hosting one of the most iconic names in the Hard Rock and Metal scene since the mid 70s.

Indeed, the German group The Scorpions has agreed to play at the top poster of this first edition, 2010.

They came to Mons for a single date, before starting their world tour farewell in May, tour that will take place primarily in stages.

The show was impressive, both musically and visually. Moreover, the fact that this group has accepted the invitation of the organizers of the PPM Fest reflects the seriousness and commitment of the latter (Proof is, Scorpions will headline this year’s Graspop).

By bringing in a headliner of this magnitude, the organizers had a dual objective:

– Open the festival to a wider audience, as well as less specialized media;

– allow a less informed public to discover other high-quality training and give them the opportunity to bring their music to the greatest number.

Since the announcement of the PPM Fest held in Mons, and even before that are known the headliners, the festival has received numerous expressions of support and aroused great interest among all those involved in the dissemination of their favorite music. The enthusiasm of the public and the trade press shows that this festival has its place in our region.

The quality of lineup offered by the PPM Fest is certainly no stranger to this!

In addition to international stars such as the Scorpions, the festival was pleased to host a range of high quality European groups, most of which had not yet had the opportunity to play in Belgium. Internationally recognized band as the Italians DGM and ASTRA, the Norwegians of PAGAN’S MIND, the French of ADAGIO, the English PYTHIA (whose vocalist is one of six singers in the famous British group of medieval music MEDIEVAL Baebi) , the Germans Ivanoe and DREAMSCAPE and also the Belgians of VIRUS IV.

As you certainly understand from reading these few lines, the PPM Fest results of passionate commitment to music rather than a commercial transaction.

That said, gather the energies and skills of each, will allow all to reap the benefits of the festival, either by communicating a passion, by attending a special event, ensuring a degree of visibility or positioning in terms of cultural development. As the organizers are still convinced that Wallonia is a host country for all cultures, they hope to gain the support of everyone – both institutional and commercial – who will be the heart of this challenge with them

 

Program, animations…

April 30th 2011…

Doors Lotto Mons Expo will open at 10 am and from 10.30, the 17 groups will set, alternating possession of two scenes.

On site, the focus will be on music. However, many events will take place as photo exhibitions, stalls with comic book signing by the author, signing sessions with most of the artists and other surprises…

It is also possible to eat and drink with the presence of many stalls offering pastas, pizzas, burgers, fries, sandwiches and various drinks … And for those who wish, many stands merchandising, cd’s / dvd’s and others to allow “shopping” breaks.

A VIP area, ready for our partners, sponsors and celebrities, will be constructed. A particular care, an individual will be provided to accommodate disabled guests.

 

Bands

Europe (S)- Hammerfall (S)- Edguy(D)- Gamma Ray (D)- Rage (D)- Vandenplas (D)- Empyrios(I)- Mind Key(I)- Resistance(B)- Nightmare (F) – Max Pie (B) -Iron Mask (B/PL)- Ethernity (B)- Age of Torment (B) – Syrens Call (F) – Last Breath Messiah (B) – Stainless (B) – Blackout (B)

Communication Plan

A poster campaign and the distribution of flyers at each event (concert) of this type but also in Wallonia and Flanders in northern France. (Spirit 66, Forest National, Biebop, Hof Ter Lo, Zenith, …) (40,000 flyers A2 + 2,500 + 2,500 + 200 A1 + A3 banners …)

Banners placed in high-traffic locations such as fields along motorways, major intersections, shopping malls, …

Mobile advertising, in partnership with transport companies …

Radio ads on the largest partner channels and private radio stations and those officiating on the internet …

TV ads on national and regional chains … (under negotiation)

Inserts in magazines (Rock Hard magazine, Metallian, …)

Newspapers, boxes and all-private partners

The groups involved have also had their own network promotion (myspace, facebook, …) and will not fail to inform their Fan for their participation in this event.

And of course on the web:

Website dedicated: www.powerprogandmetal.com and www.myspace.com/powerprogandmetal

Numerous Webzines: Music in Belgium, MusicNet, …

Facebook page dedicated

Price and Sales Network

Several types of tickets will be sold:

– Tickets (basic) entitling site access: 55€ presale / 65€ on site

– Tickets”VIP”with access to the VIP area, drinks, food + good places for concerts. 300 ex. Maximum: 150€ only available in advance.

Tickets may be ordered directly through the festival site and on sites dedicated Ticketnet as Fnac, Sherpa, Night & Day … and of course, on site.

 

Accommodation

Mons station is close by, we hope to have free shuttles to the festival. (Station / Festival / Station)

Agreements with the campsite, near Vaux Hall and the youth hostel and some hotels are under negotiation.

Signposting from the main entrances to the city of Mons is expected.

 

General Manager : Antonio Carlino

Booster S.A.

22, Av. Wanderpepen

7130 Binche

Gsm : 0475/53.28.91

e-mail : boosterbinche@skynet.be

Fax : 064/65.08.95

 

 

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ARGUS: Details On New Album Confirmed

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG
Italian heavy metal label Cruz Del Sur Music confirms May 3, 2011 as the official release date for the sophomore album from Pennsylvania-based ARGUS! Entitled Boldly Stride The Doomed, this is the first release from ARGUS via Cruz Del Sur. View the album’s cover art and more at this location.

Boldly Stride The Doomed Track Listing:
1. Abandoning The Gates Of Byzantium
2. A Curse On The World
3. Wolves Of Dusk
4. The Ladder
5. Durendal
6. 42-7-29
7. Boldly Stride The Doomed
8. Fading Silver Light
9. Pieces Of Your Smile
10. The Ruins Of Ouroboros 

ARGUS stormed onto the underground metal scene with their twin guitar-driven, doom-tinged, working class metal sound with a self-recorded demo in early 2007, on John Brenner’s (Revelation/Against the Nature) DIY label, Bland Hand Records. The band was roundly welcomed by the metal community at home as well as abroad and established its foundation amongst friends/fans within the scene. With this initial momentum, the band created a buzz that was only solidified by their punishing live performances. Their self-titled debut album was released on Shadow Kingdom Records in 2009 receiving praise from media outlets worldwide. The band continued to gain notoriety attracting like-minded fans world-wide who celebrate the genre and its core values of: hard work, discipline and integrity.
Featuring the powerful voice of former Penance vocalist Butch Balich, ARGUS prepares to cement themselves within the metal archives with their sophomore effort, Boldly Stride the Doomed

Promos of the album as well as interviews with ARGUS will be available to North American journalists immediately via Earsplit PR. Please get in touch with all requests right away! 

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GRAVEYARD: “WE LISTEN TO EVERYTHING FROM SLAYER TO HOWLIN’ WOLF”

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG
GRAVEYARD - Hisingen Blues

GRAVEYARD - Hisingen Blues

In a recent interview with TheGreatSouthernBrainfart.com, Jonatan Ramm of the Swedish classic rockers GRAVEYARD discussed musical influences, the magic that recording in analog captures, the origins of the title for their new album Hisingen Blues, and his admiration for Fleetwood Mac’s blues-rock guitarist Peter Green.

 

Read the entire interview here.

 

The iTunes pre-order for Hisingen Blues is now available for purchase online at this location.  Hisingen Blues pre-order package bundles are now available on the Nuclear Blast Webshop.

 

 

GRAVEYARD’s sophomore studio album was produced, recorded, and mixed in analog by Don Alsterberg (José Gonzales, Junip, Soundtrack Of Our Lives, The International Noise Conspiracy) at Don Pierre Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

View the video for “Hisingen Blues” – directed by Artur Wolgers of STLSKR and produced by STLSKR – at this location.  Enter a worldwide contest to win a copy of the Hisingen Blues CD by answering five questions about the music video.

 

Listen to new tracks “Hisingen Blues” and “Ain’t Fit To Live Here” on GRAVEYARD’s MySpace player.

 

GRAVEYARD are:

 

  • Joakim Nilsson – Guitar & Vocals
  • Jonatan Ramm – Guitar & Vocals
  • Rikard Edlund – Bass
  • Axel Sjöberg – Drums

Stream GRAVEYARD’s entire, self-titled debut album here.

Visit GRAVEYARD online at www.myspace.com/GRAVEYARDSONGS & on Facebook.

 

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ABORTED ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG

Belgian death metal veterans ABORTED will begin recording its seventh full length record to date from June onwards at the infamous Hansen Studios with producer Jacob Hansen (Invocator, Hatesphere, Volbeat). The band will be tracking over 15 tracks of the most brutal and intense material they have written to date. The sonic onslaught – baptized as “Global Flatline” – will contain 12 tracks with additional bonus material featured on limited editions.

 

The artwork for “Global Flatline” will once again be handled by Justin Osbourne who previously worked with the band on its 2010 EP “Coronary Reconstruction” as well. Since 2011 marks the ten year anniversary of ABORTED’s “Engineering The Dead” record, the band decided to re-record two tracks of the album as part of the bonus material for “Global Flatline”. You can vote for your favorite “Engineering The Dead” songs on the band’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/Abortedofficial

Vocalist, founder and gurgloroth Sven de Caluwé comments:

“We are thrilled to be finally recording “Global Flatline” and have the material out there. It is exciting in many ways, one being that this might be one of the most important records in ABORTED’s career. We really took our time in composing the most heavy and uncompromising material the band has written to date. Some of the material is faster than ever, some of the material is slower than ever, some old school and some new school, inspired by all eras of ABORTED, yet still sounding unique on its own. Writing this record definitely took us back to the roots of why we started playing this kind of music in the first place, the passion and adrenaline you get from playing extreme metal.

 

Obviously it just isn’t a carbon copy of “Goremageddon” or “Engineering The Dead” or anything: there are plenty of new elements as well since we never believe in writing the same record. Those who checked out “Coronary Reconstruction” have had a small taste of what’s to come and we can guarantee you won’t be disappointed with “Global Flatline”!

 

We are also very excited to be working again with Jacob Hansen, the man who produced “Goremageddon” and “The Haematobic” EP and it was always a pleasure to work with him then, so this should be a blast.”

 

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ARCH ENEMY POSTS VIDEO DOCUMENTARY OF ‘KHAOS LEGIONS’ SHOWCASE

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG

Arch Enemy "Khaos Legions"

Arch Enemy "Khaos Legions"

Free download of “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone” available later this week


SWEDEN – Swedish metal heavyweight, Arch Enemy, has posted a short video documentary chronicling the band’s recent Khaos Legions showcase at the AJZ Bahndamm in Wermelskirchen, Germany.  The intimate performance took place on March 14th in front of 150 select fans and media to kick off the Khaos Legions campaign. The documentary includes some unheard snippets of the new song, “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone”, which will be made available to the public on Friday, April 1st as a free download.  Head over to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPg9fdxhg3U to witness the KHAOS.

Khaos Legions, Arch Enemy’s ninth studio album, is slated to hit stores later this summer on Century Media Records.  It will mark a return to new, original material, after releasing the Tyrants Of The Rising Sun – Live In Japan live DVD/CD (2008) and the re-recordings album, The Root Of All Evil (2009).

Arch Enemy is currently gearing up for several live dates to unleash Khaos Legions upon the masses.
Stay tuned for more information on Arch Enemy and Khaos Legions.

ARCH ENEMY LIVE KHAOS:
May-14-2011 – Boulevard Festival @ C.O.C. Stadium, Casablanca (Morocco)
May-27-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Switzerland, Pratteln
May-28-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Germany, Dessau
May-29-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Austria, Mining
May-31-2011 – Majestic Music Club, Bratislava (Slovakia)
June-04-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Hungary
June-05-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Czech Republic
June-18-2011 – Metaltown 2011, Gothenburg (Sweden)
June-23-2011 – Kulturfabrik, Luxembourg
June-25-2011 – Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel (Belgium)
July-02-2011 – Fortarock Festival Park Brakkenstein, Nijmegen (Netherlands)
July-10-2011 – Sonisphere Knebworth, Apollo Stage (UK)
July-12-2011 – Metal Camp, Tolmin, Slovenia
July14-2011 – Lez’ Art Scenique Festival, Selesat (France)
July-15-2011 – Sonisphere Spain, Getafe-Open Air
July-22-2011 – Tuska, Suvilahti, Helsinki (Finland)
July-30-2011 – MetaLmorphosiS 2011 (Cyprus)
August-18-2011 – Summer Breeze Open Air Dinkelsbühl (Germany)

ARCH ENEMY online:
Century Media Records online:
Century Media webshop:

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IN FLAMES SIGN WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH CENTURY MEDIA

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG

Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of IN FLAMES. “We are very happy to make IN FLAMES part of the Century Media Family. The band has a very loyal international fan base and has found a partner with an international set up,” says Antje Lange, Century Media Records.

 

“This is number 10….. Album number 10!!!!! That we even made it this far, that is amazing. Then, to deliver the album of our career, that is something else….. It’s fast, slow, heavy and mellow. It’s happy, sad, angry and calm. ‘Sounds of a playground Fading’ is everything we ever done on crack (it’s a metaphor boys and girls), it’s cask strength whisky when it’s THAT perfect moment. Use and abuse!!!!!

 

By the way, we are happy to be in bed with Century media. They know the business, we know the music, a perfect match. What can possibly go wrong….ha, ha, ha!!!!!!”

– Anders Fridén/In Flames

 

IN FLAMES was founded 1990 in Gothenburg and soon became one of the most successful Swedish Metal bands since the release of their break-through album “The Jester Race” in 1996. Like many of the predecessors, their last album “A Sense Of Purpose” (2008) charted all over the world including the band¹s highest ever entry on the American Billboard top 200 with an amazing #28. Other notable chart entries: Sweden #1, European Billboard top 100 #7, Canada Billboard top 200 # 7, Germany #6, UK (top 200) #54, Finland #3, Japan #14, and Norway# 17. “A Sense Of Purpose” was at the time of release the 7th most sold album in the whole of Europe.

 

In September 2010 IN FLAMES once again entered their own IF Studios together with Roberto Laghi, Daniel Bergstrand and Örjan Örnkloo to start the recording of the new album. The album ‘Sounds Of A Playground Fading’ is planned for a June 2011 release. Around that time, IN FLAMES will play some of the most important European summer festivals (Sonisphere, Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park, Hellfest, and more), followed by the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival US tour in July and an European tour in Fall/Winter 2011.

 

Expect nothing but the maximum when one of biggest metal bands teams up with one of biggest worldwide metal labels.

 

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NAPALM DEATH ‘INSIDE THE TORN APART/WORDS FROM THE EXIT WOUND/BREED TO BREATHE’ 3-CD SET OUT NOW IN EUROPE

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG

A new, limited edition 3-CD set from British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH is out now in Europe for the price of just one regular CD.

This new set features NAPALM DEATH’s final three and formerly out of print Earache releases, highlighting much sought after music from the band’s prolific late ’90s period.

The set includes the following releases:

* INSIDE THE TORN APART
* WORDS FROM THE EXIT WOUND
* BREED TO BREATHE

The CDs come in individual jewel cases with the original, full booklets, and are all housed together in a slipcase sleeve.  The 3-disc set features 30 tracks and a total running time of almost 2 hours.

Also available now is another recently released 3-CD value set featuring DIATRIBES, GREED KILLING and BOOTLEGGED IN JAPAN.

Get both of these 3-CD sets now in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_672_76 or in North America athttp://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_672_76

View an image of the slipcase for the new 3-CD set at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/napalm_3cdset2.jpg

NAPALM DEATH – LIVE AT ROCK CITY is available now on iTunes as part of Earache’s INTO THE PIT live series, featuring 27 tracks from a classic NAPALM DEATH show in Nottingham, UK in 1989.  Get the live album now exclusively on iTunes athttp://itunes.apple.com/album/live-at-rock-city/id407085295

For more NAPALM DEATH news and info, go to http://www.myspace.com/napalmdeath

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EVILE POST NEW VIDEO FROM THE STUDIO

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG

British thrashers EVILE recently entered the studio to begin recording their third album.

The band are holed up at Parlour Studios in Kettering and are once again working with producer RUSS RUSSELL (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR), who recorded the band’s previous effort, 2009’s INFECTED NATIONS.

EVILE have posted a brand new video from the studio to give fans a sneak peek at what’s going on so far.  Watch the new video below or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY12rPqgODk

Watch the band’s first video from the studio below or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmhTBl5uZPc

You can also view a number of photos from the studio on the band’s official Facebook page at http://j.mp/gml1ya

EVILE lead guitarist OL DRAKE comments from the studio:

“All drums are down and sounding great.  Huge and well written.  Ben did an awesome job and got them down fast.  We’re on the eighth day now and we’ve just started tracking the guitars.  There’s a very relaxed and fun atmosphere in the studio, so I think that’s helping to get things done.  It’s my birthday today too, so buy me some Jagermeister or some porn and shout something at me on Facetube!”

EVILE have a number of summer shows already scheduled, including a performance at the legendary Download festival in the UK.  Catch them live at the following confirmed shows:

June 10-12 – Donington, UK – Download Festival
July 17 – Vizovice, Czech Republic – Masters of Rock

EVILE’s thrash metal anthem, “Thrasher”. is available to download now on the Rock Band Network, along with every song from INFECTED NATIONS.  Get the tracks now by heading to EVILE’s official Rock Band page at http://www.rockband.com/songs/artists/Evile

Get both of EVILE’s albums, ENTER THE GRAVE and INFECTED NATIONS, in Europe now at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41

For more EVILE news and info, head to:

Official website – http://www.evile.co.uk
MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/evileuk
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/evileuk
Twitter – http://twitter.com/evileuk

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WORMROT – ‘SPOT A PATHETIC’ OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO AVAILABLE ONLINE

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG

Singapore grindcore trio WORMROT have released a new music video, for the track “Spot A Pathetic”, which is taken from the band’s upcoming new album, DIRGE.

Filmed just weeks ago at The Blvd in Los Angeles, California, the video for “Spot A Pathetic” captures WORMROT at their best, performing live in front of a packed crowd of riotous grinders and metalheads.  The video was directed by DAVE VORHES (WHITE WIZZARD, BONDED BY BLOOD).

Watch the official music video for “Spot A Pathetic” now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpGLXau0RVQ

DIRGE is due to be released in North America on May 3rd, and in Europe on May 23rd.  The album features 25 tracks of insane grindcore and will be available on CD, as well as limited edition coloured vinyl LP with 2 bonus tracks.

The coloured vinyl will be available in the following quantities and colours:

100 – Black & White Splatter
200 – Yellow
300 – Red & White Splatter
300 – Red
600 – Black

DIRGE will also be available in Europe on limited edition CD with a bonus DVD featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album.

Pre-order DIRGE now in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_750 or in North America athttp://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_733

WORMROT are currently on the road for their “Dirge Across America” tour.  Catch them at the following remaining shows:

Mar 28 – Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
Mar 29 – Richmond, VA – Gallery 5
Mar 30 – Baltimore, MD – The Talking Head
Mar 31 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Apr 01 – Worcester, MA – Club Oasis
Apr 02 – Brockton, MA – O’Brien’s Pub
Apr 03 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
Apr 05 – Peeksill, NY – Popeye’s
Apr 07 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
Apr 08 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
Apr 09 – Chicago, IL – Pancho’s
Apr 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad planet
Apr 11 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Apr 12 – Columbia, MO – Sideshow
Apr 13 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
Apr 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Chaser’s

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

Get more WORMROT news and info at:

MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/wormrotgrind
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wormrot/237638635639
Tumblr – http://wormrot.tumblr.com
Twitter – http://twitter.com/Wormrot

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BLACKGUARD Perform “The Fear Of All Flesh” on FUEL TV

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG

Earlier this month, epic metal masters BLACKGUARD performed their single “Firefight” on Fuel TV’s ‘The Daily Habit’.  With their Victory debut right around the corner, the exclusive performance of “The Fear Of All Flesh”, an unreleased track off of the band’s forthcoming album Firefight, is now available.

 

‘The Daily Habit’ performance can be seen here (and below):

 

Firefight is out on March 29th.  Pre-orders are available through the Victory Records Webstore

 

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MELECHESH: “Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin” Video Clip Released

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG

Mesopotamian thrashing black metal pioneers MELECHESH have released the highly anticipated video clip for the song “Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin” from their most recent masterpiece The Epigenesis.

Commented mainman Ashmedi: “Finally the video clip for ‘Grand Gathas of Baal Sin’ is ready. It was not an easy process but worth the effort. We are very proud of this clip and we consider our collaboration with Rouzbeh to be very positive.”

The clip was shot at the cisterns in Istanbul, Turkey in late 2010 by Canadian director Rouzbeh Heydari and produced byTumay Irgas.

Check out the clip at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O5D0A-YHxg (and below)


Director: Rouzbeh Heydari
Producer: Tumay Irgas
Camera: Rouzbeh Heydari, Emin Murat Kılıç
Editor: Chris Lazar
VFX Artist: Nick Flook

MELECHESH are currently on tour as direct support to ROTTING CHRIST in North America. Joining them are polish death metallersHATE, along with ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, and LECHEROUS NOCTURNE!

 

ROTTING CHRIST, MELECHESH, HATE, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, LECHEROUS NOCTURNE
03/25/11  El Corazon – Seattle, WA

03/26/11  Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

03/27/11  DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

03/28/11  Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

03/29/11  The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

03/30/11  Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA

03/31/11  U.B’s Bar – Mesa, AZ

04/01/11  The War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX

04/02/11  The Marquee – Tulsa, OK

04/03/11  Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX

04/04/11  Emo’s – Austin, TX

04/05/11  Walter’s – Houston, TX

04/07/11  Brass Mug – Tampa, FL

04/08/11  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

04/09/11  Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
04/10/11  The Casbah – Charlotte, NC

The Epigenesis was recorded in the newly built first class Babajim Studios in Istanbul, Turkey. The album was mixed by Reuben de Lautour and mastered by Pieter Snapper. In an unprecedented move in metal, the band chose to record the album entirely in Istanbul in an attempt to capture the inspiring surroundings. Babajim Studios is run by some of the most elite sound engineers in Turkey.

For more info visit: www.melechesh.comwww.facebook.com/melecheshwww.nuclearblast.de/melechesh

 

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HAVOK: Album Streaming

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG

Today, the rad folks at MetalSucks are streaming HAVOK’s upcoming Time Is Up full-length in its entirety! Time Is Up has been flooring fans and critics nationwide with its unapologetic hailstorm of thrash metal anthems! Confirmed Blabbermouth in a review of the record this weekend, “Don’t lump HAVOK in with the steaming pile of retro wannabes stinking up the scene; the Colorado clan is now a member the Real Deal Club. The case was made and closed with Time Is Up, an album that will end up one of the very best thrash metal releases of 2011.”

Time Is Up will be unleashed to the North American masses tomorrow, March 29, 2011, via Candlelight Records. In the meantime, check out the stream by pointing your browser HERE

For ordering options, visit Candlelight USA.

After wrapping up a successful tour supporting Florida death metallers Malevolent Creation, HAVOK made two appearances at SXSW. Check out footage from their performance on the MetalSucks showcase at Headhunter’s courtesy of Metal Injection HERE.

 

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RAM – New album title “Death”

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG
RAM

RAM

RAM has not yet signed any deal for the release of “Death”, but negotiations continue, a release this fall is planned.

RAM’s upcoming album “Death” will feature a guest appearance by Swedish multi artist Freddie Wadling who has had a very successful solo career as well as played with Swedish Cult acts as The Leather Nun, Blue for two and Fleshquartet (Fläskkvartetten).

RAM will release a 7 inch vinyl single through German label High Roller Records entitled “Under the Scythe” on the 13th of May 2011. The song will be featured on RAM’s upcoming album “Death”. The B side will contain a cover version of Mercyful Fate’s song “Evil” from their classic 1983 album “Melissa”. The song is a “duet” with Oscar Carlquist and Hellbutcher from Swedish cult black metal band Nifelheim, dont expect Hellbutcher’s vocals to be anything near what he does in Nifelheim.

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HAMMERFALL: NEW SONG AVAILABLE ONLINE

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG
HammerFall - Infected

HammerFall - Infected

“One More Time,” a track off the new album by Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL, is now available online for streaming on the band’s Facebook page.

HAMMERFALL’s eighth studio album, Infected, will be released in Europe on May 20th and in North America on June 7th.  The album was produced by James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF), who also handled mixing duties.

The track listing for Infected is as follows:

01) Patient Zero
02) Bang Your Head
03) One More Time
04) The Outlaw
05) Send Me A Sign
06) Dia De Los Muertos
07) I Refuse
08) 666 – The Enemy Within
09) Immortalized
10) Let’s Get It On
11) Redemption

A video will be shot with Patrick Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, ENSLAVED, ARCH ENEMY) of Revolver Film, who also created the album artwork for Infected.

Infected is the follow-up to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and achieved gold status in Sweden for sales in excess of 20,000 copies.  The album registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe: #2 in Sweden, #7 in Germany, #20 in Switzerland, #21 in the U.K. (Indie Albums chart), #25 in Austria, #46 in Norway, and #95 in France.

Visit HAMMERFALL online at www.HAMMERFALL.net, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter and at www.HAMMERFALL.tv.

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NFL FOOTBALL PLAYERS/HEADBANGERS, FREE REIGN, RETURN WITH HARD-HITTING NEW SINGLE, “ONE STEP AWAY”

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG
Comprised of two Dallas Cowboys (Marc Colombo and Leonard Davis) and a Miami Dolphin (Cory Procter), Free Reign is certainly a larger than life heavy metal crew.  With the line-up rounded out by non-footballer and accomplished guitarist Justin Chapman, the quartet is readying the release of an all-new single, “One Step Away” which follows up on the promise of last year’s five-song release, ‘Tragedy’.  The “One Step Away” single is currently on sale via iTunes and all digital sales providers.

Explains Colombo, “‘One Step Away’ is a song about feeling close to success – whether it’d be a band that has worked so hard but could not quite reach their dream, or a team/player that’s accomplished so much but a championship just seems to allude them.  What keeps people coming back is the idea that maybe this time nothing will stand in your way of achieving your ultimate goal.”

“One Step Away” will be released by the band via their own label, DC Rightside Music, and a new, full-length studio album will follow-up the single in April 2011.

Recently, Free Reign won Revolver Magazine’s Golden Gods Award, for “Most Metal Athletes.”

In the group, right tackle Colombo handles vocals, right guard Davis handles bass, and center/guard Procter mans the drums. Immediately upon hitting the metal scene, Free Reign was heralded by some of hard rock/heavy metal’s most recognizable names, including Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde (“FREE REIGN kicks ass! These guys will pound you into submission, check them out now!”), and Twisted Sister’s Eddie Ojeda (“These guys are Twisted Cowboys, I love it…horns up!!”).  And with the impending arrival of “One Step Away,” Free Reign are quickly becoming a true hard rocking powerhouse.

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