RIKKI ROCKETT From POISON Walks The Green Carpet In Support Of Building A No-Kill Shelter

November 6th, 2010
by Celtic Bob

Rikki Rockett from POISON  will walk the green carpet in support of HUMANITY THRU MUSIC Saturday, November 6th in Hollywood. ROCKETT will join WENDY DIO, actress/photographer SHARI BELAFONTE, Com-Con Icon/”Lost” Producer PAUL DINI, Actor TYLER MANE /Michael Myers of Halloween 1&2 fame and many more celebs and Rockstars will grace this year First Annual Humanity Thru Music concert and dinner in support f building a No-Kill animal sanctuary in California.

Iconic radio personality JIM LADD, of KLOS, has joined on to host this year’s concert event and will also walk the green carpet in support of our much needed NO-Kill animal Sanctuary in California. LADD will start the night out on the carpet and end the night rockin us out to the combined forces of YES & TOTO former founding members new project YOSO in a montage that was 30 years in the making – YOSO will play such Platinum hits from both bands Roundabout, Owner Of A Lonely Heart, Rosanna, Hold The Line and so much more!!

Huge “Silent Auction” with Joe Satriani, Rob Zombie, Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai, Alice Cooper, Marky Ramone and so many other rockstars who have contributed singed guitars and other items Also there are great items such as Hollywood Bowl tickets, signed Star Wars collection with a bottle of Skywalker Ranch wine, signed sports memorabilia, dinner at Sugar Rock, a night at Luck Stick bowling alley for 8-16 guests and more to help support the upcoming concert HUMANITY THRU MUSIC and the building of a No-Kill animal sanctuary. Right now you can get your ticket for $35 as a special Halloween price – Go to www.ticketfly.com or Paypal to donations@furfeather.org and get yours now!!!

NIGHTS SCHEDULE: Will-call opens at 5:30 pm to check in and purchase tickets with the Green Carpet and silent auction starting at 6:00 pm. The vegetarian paw-sta buffet starts at 6:30 pm with $1 wine bars.  8:00 pm is your cue to go rock-out to classic rock in the amphitheater for the concert that will start at 8:30pm.  The concert will end about 10:00 pm.

ONLINE ADVANCE SALE: General Admission seats, dinner (festival seating) is now $35 till 11/05, reg. $50, VIP seating, dinner is $100 (guaranteed first 5 rows), $195 VIP Backstage (First 3 center rows seating guaranteed | VIP Lounge | After-Show Meet & Greet | Special YOSO Gift bag), Platinum group seating for 10 includes all above* $1250.
TO BUY TICKETS – Go to www.ticketfly.com, for Paypal go to www.myspace.com/furfeather OR Paypal directly with ticket seat-type and quantities to music@furfeather.org – You will be provided with a confirmation page you will bring to will-call night of the event. Will-call starts @ 5:30 pm sharp!

SO – Come wag your tail and rock-out in Hollywood on November, 6th at the First Annual “Humanity Thru Music” concert and paw-sta dinner in benefit of Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary a 501c3 dedicated to much needed animal welfare in California. Come help save the lives of our homeless animals from having to enter shelters and face needless euthanasia by supporting the building of Southern California’s first full NO-KILL animal sanctuary, medical and educational center.
We want to thank our sponsors for all the gracious help in making this all happen – MUSICIANS INSTITUTE, MODERN DOG MAGAZINE AND PARADIGM SHIFT WORLDWIDE, INC – THANK YOU!!

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CANNIBAL CORPSE release guitar tab book; kick-off east coast US tour

November 5th, 2010
by EvilG
CANNIBAL CORPSE release guitar tab book

CANNIBAL CORPSE release guitar tab book

Fans have been asking Cannibal Corpse how they play their songs for years. Finally, musicians and fans alike will now be able to see exactly how some of the most intense death metal is played in a new tab book from Cannibal Corpse! The new tab book, published by Hal Leonard, transcribes thirteen Cannibal Corpse fan favorites, including: Devoured by Vermin, Frantic Disembowelment, I Will Kill You, Make Them Suffer, Pit of Zombies, Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead, Vomit the Soul, The Wretched Spawn, and more. The 128-page book is available now at these links: halleonard.com, amazon.com, musicdispatch.com, and at your local music retailer. If your local music store carries tab books and doesn’t have this in stock – make sure to ask for it!

Don’t miss Cannibal Corpse on tour starting November 5th with Dying Fetus, Vital Remains and Devourment!

CANNIBAL CORPSE Tour brought to you by BC Rich, Metal Blade Records, Good Fight Entertainment, and Relapse Records

With Dying Fetus, Vital Remains, and Devourment

11/05 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox Laundrolounge

11/06 Charleston, SC Charleston Oasis

11/07 Birmingham, AL Zydeco

11/08 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theater

11/09 Nashville, TN Exit In

11/10 Lexington, KY Buster’s

11/11 East St. Louis, MO Pop’s

11/12 Des Moines, IA People’s Court

11/13 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection

11/14 Madison, WI The Annex

11/16 Columbus, OH Skully’s

11/17 Williamsville, NY Infinity

11/18 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s

11/19 New York, NY Santos Party House

11/20 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero

11/21 Washington DC Rock & Roll Hotel

11/22 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel

http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse

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http://www.cannibalcorpse.net

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Revolver Magazine To Premiere New GWAR Song “KZ Necromancer” Today

November 5th, 2010
by EvilG

NEW ALBUM “BLOODY PIT OF HORROR” IN STORES NOVEMBER 9th ON METAL BLADE RECORDS

Only six days remain until GWAR unleashes their new album “Bloody Pit of Horror” to the masses. Your Lords and Masters have deemed it necessary to let the human scum hear another track before the album is released, so they have allowed Revolver Magazine to premiere a new track from “Bloody Pit of Horror”. Starting today you can be one of the first to hear the blistering track “KZ Necromancer” at http://www.revolvermag.com.

When reached for comment GWAR lead singer Oderus Urungus had the following to say about the song “KZ Necromancer” and allowing Revolver Magazine to premiere it.

“This is it, the sickest and my personal favorite song on the album…in fact this masterpiece of macabre metal about the sickening connection between Cthulu and the Nazi Death-Camp Doctors is maybe the creepiest GWAR song ever! From the deathly depths of the endless sea comes the KZ NECROMANCER.”

Last week GWAR took to the stage on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on NBC. The band performed their new single “Zombies, March”. Check out the performance for yourself at: http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/

Fangoria.com premiered the brand new video from Intergalactic Shock Rockers GWAR. The video is for the song “Zombies, March!” which comes off of GWAR’s new album “Bloody Pit of Horror” which is slated for a November 9th release on Metal Blade Records. The video was shot on location at The National in Richmond, VA by acclaimed Fangoria Director Dave McKendry. Check out the video at FANGORIA.com.

GWAR’s latest masterpiece “Bloody Pit of Horror” will be in stores on November 9th, but you can pre-order your copy today from the official GWAR page on the Metal Blade Records website at: http://www.metalblade.com/gwar. The landing page includes all current tour dates, GWAR footage from BOTH Gwar.tv and MetalBlade.tv, and pre-orders for “Bloody Pit of Horror” on CD, a GWAR t-shirt, or the ultimate “Bloody Pit” package that includes the CD, the GWAR t-shirt, and a 12×12 autographed cover print!

GWAR

Tour w/ The Casualties, Infernaeon, Mobile Deathcamp

11/03 Little Rock, AR The Village

11/04 New Orleans, LA House of Blues

11/05 Houston, TX House of Blues

End Tour

11/06 Austin, TX Waterloo Park – Fun Fun Fun Fest

Second Leg Of Tour w/ The Casualties, Infernaeon, Mobile Deathcamp

11/08 Lawrence, KS Granada

11/09 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom

11/10 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre

11/11 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater

11/12 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

11/13 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre

11/14 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre

11/15 San Diego, CA House of Blues

11/16 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues

11/17 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theatre

11/18 Chico, CA Senator Theatre

11/19 Reno, NV Knitting Factory

11/20 Bend, OR Midtown Music Hall

11/21 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom

11/22 Pomona, CA The Glass House

11/24 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air

11/26 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre

11/27 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory

11/28 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo

11/29 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

12/01 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Centre

12/02 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall Ballroom

12/03 Regina, SK Riddell Centre

12/04 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick Centre

12/06 Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze

NO SLEEP TIL… FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

FOR MORE INFO ON THE FESTIVAL VISIT: HTTP://WWW.NOSLEEPTIL.COM.AU/

12/10 Auckland, NZ ASB Showgrounds

12/12 Perth, NZ Arena Joondalup

12/15 Adelaide, NZ Adelaide Entertainment Centre

12/17 Melbourne, AU Melbourne Showgrounds

12/18 Sydney, AU Entertainment Quarter & Hordern Pavilion

12/19 Brisbane, AU RNA Showgrounds

AFTER XMAS DATES

12/26 New York, NY Nokia Theatre

12/27 Burlington, VT Higher Ground

12/28 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place

12/29 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

12/30 Norfolk, VA The NorVa

CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB

http://www.gwar.net

http://www.gwar.tv

http://www.gwarbq.com

http://www.youtube.com/gwar

http://www.metalblade.tv

http://www.facebook.com/gwar

http://www.myspace.com/gwarofficial

http://www.gwarjapan.net

TWITTER FEEDS:

ODERUS: http://twitter.com/therealoderus

BALSAC: http://twitter.com/BalSacJoD

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Rhapsody of Fire, Mustasch, Walter Trout and Groundhogs to Sweden Rock 2011!

November 5th, 2010
by EvilG

Finally it’s time for RHAPSODY OF FIRE to play Sweden Rock. With “The Cold Embrace of Fear” the band have arrived at their ninth full-length album, and in 2011 they make their highly anticipated return to the live scene. Including SRF, like so many of you have been yearning for so long.

Machistic rock, based on fat riffs, contagious choruses and a lethal groove is their simple but effective recipe for success.  MUSTASCH will be back at the festival next summer.
Next artist has developed his very own style as a blues- and rock guitarist, examplified by his latest and 20th (!) solo record “Common Ground”. We welcome WALTER TROUT to Sweden Rock 2011.
Last, but not least we proudly present legendary GROUNDHOGS with guitarist Tony McPhee up front!.

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BLIND GUARDIAN – Hansi Kursch

November 5th, 2010
by Erich Heintzelman

 BLIND GUARDIAN – Hansi Kursch

Interviewed by Erich

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EXUMER CONFIRMED TO HEADLINE MEXICAN THRASH METAL FESTIVAL

November 4th, 2010
by EvilG
"Thrash or Die",  festival in Tijuana/Mexico on December 17, 2010.

"Thrash or Die", festival in Tijuana/Mexico on December 17, 2010.

German thrashers EXUMER have been confirmed to headline the “Thrash or Die”,  festival in Tijuana/Mexico on December 17, 2010.

This appearance marks the band’s first live performance in Mexico to date and EXUMER’s final live show for 2010.

The two main supports in the festival’s line-up are Californian thrashers FULED BY FIRE and BONDED BY BLOOD, who have also supported EXUMER

at last year’s Thrasho de Mayo festival.

Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments: “It is a great honor for us finally play in Mexico, especially this year which is our 25th anniversary. We know that we have many Mexican fans and that was quite evident when we played at the Thrasho de Mayo festival last year in L.A. I am quiet convinced that we will have a similar reception in Tijuana and we are very much looking forward to meet our Mexican fans. We are going to take a brief break from playing after this show in order to record our new album and then return to the stage with a completely new live-set, late spring/early summer 2011.”

For additional information go to: www.myspace.com/exumerwakingthefire

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Lazarus A.D. announces “Blow Up Our Video” contest winner!

November 4th, 2010
by EvilG

Lazarus A.D. is happy to announce the winner of their “Blow Up Our Video” contest, where fans were invited to create their own videos for the song Last Breath. The song has been a fan favorite at shows since 2005 and is one of the songs that appeared on the original 3 song demo that Lazarus A.D. released. The band has chosen youtube user “oldestofsouls” as the winner of the contest and the winning entry can be seen HERE:

1st place- username:oldestofsouls

2nd Place- username:soulcrusher37

3rd Place- username:megaluisdeth

First place receives an ESP LTD MH-103QM STB guitar signed by the band, as well as a t-shirt and a copy of the upcoming new album. Second place receives a custom designed Lazarus A.D. drumhead, a t-shirt and a copy of the upcoming new album. Third place receives a t-shirt and a copy of the upcoming new album.

Lazarus A.D. is also excited to be a part of Death Angel’s first headlining tour since 1990! The North American Retribution tour will also feature Early Man, Bonded By Blood and Hexen and will kick off on January 30th. Tickets are available at EnterTheVault.com and other ticket outlets.

Stay tuned for details on Lazarus A.D.’s upcoming new album and sophomore release, which is sure to be one of the breakout records for 2011!

LAZARUS A.D.

North American Retribution 2011 tour in support of Death Angel

Also w/ Early Man, Bonded By Blood, Hexen

Jan. 30 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

Jan. 31 – The Cabsbah – Charlotte, NC

Feb. 01 – Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

Feb. 02 – Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY

Feb. 03 – Rocko’s – Manchester, NH

Feb. 04 – Club Hell – Providence, RI

Feb. 05 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

Feb. 06 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA

Feb. 07 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

Feb. 08 – Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

Feb. 09 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

Feb. 10 – Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY

Feb. 11 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

Feb. 12 – Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK

Feb. 13 – Numbers – Houston, TX (w/ D.R.I.)

Feb. 14 – Emo’s – Austin, TX (w/ D.R.I.)

Feb. 15 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX (w/ D.R.I.)

Feb. 16 – Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX

Feb. 18 – Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ

Feb. 19 – Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

Feb. 20 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

Feb. 21 – Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV

Feb. 22 – The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

Feb. 23 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

Feb. 24 – The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA

Feb. 25 – Lost on Main – Chico, CA

Feb. 26 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

http://www.lazarusad.com/

http://www.myspace.com/lazarus1

http://www.facebook.com/lazarusad

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The Return of PEGAZUS – Euro Festival date and New Album for 2011!

November 4th, 2010
by EvilG
Pegazus

Pegazus return in 2011!

PEGAZUS confirmed for HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR 2011 !

In 2011, it will be 13 years ago when the Australian Heavy Metallers from PEGAZUS last performed live in Europe. But the band is back and the first festival for 2011 is confirmed !

The band is added to the bill of Headbangers Open Air, which takes place from July 28 – 30 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany.

In addition, the worldwide return of the band will be kicked of with the release of a new album ! The tentative release date for this yet-untitled album is scheduled for Spring 2011 and contains 11 brand new classic Heavy Metal songs with original singer Justin Fleming back on vocals! Stay tuned for more news to come!

For more info, please visit :

www.myspace.com/pegazusmusic
/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/PEGAZUS/56974008938 /
http://www.headbangers-open-air.de/

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Behemoth releases third and final “Evangelia Heretika” DVD teaser!

November 4th, 2010
by EvilG
BEHEMOTH "EVANGELIA HERETIKA" (DVD)

BEHEMOTH "EVANGELIA HERETIKA" (DVD)

The third and final teaser for Evangelia Heretika, the forthcoming DVD from Behemoth, can be viewed now on MetalBlade.tv and BELOW! The DVD includes 3 discs featuring: 2 full shows (live in Paris 2008 and Live in Warsaw 2009), every BEHEMOTH music video ever made, Evangelion tour documentary featuring band interviews plus tons of backstage footage; a total of over 5 hours of material plus a bonus Live in Warsaw Audio CD. Evangelia Heretika becomes available this Friday, November 5th on Nuclear Blast in Europe and Mystic in Poland. In North America, it will be released under Metal Blade banner on November 9th! Get your copy now! ENJOY!

Order your copy of Evangelia Heretika at metalblade.com/behemoth.

DVD I

LIVE IN WARSAW 2009 E.V.

RECORDED: 25.IX.2009 AT STODOLA, WARSAW, POLAND

1. INTRO

2. OV FIRE AND THE VOID

3. DEMIGOD

4. PAN SATYROS

5. SHEMHAMFORASH

6. CONQUER ALL

7. DECADE OV THERION

8. WOLVES GUARD MY COFFIN

9. CHRISTIANS TO THE LIONS

10. AT THE LEFT HAND OV GOD

11. SLAVES SHALL SERVE

12. AS ABOVE SO BELOW

13. DRUM SOLO

14. LAM

15. ALAS, LORD IS UPON ME

16. ANTICHRISTIAN PHENOMENON

17. CHANT FOR EZKATON 2000 E.V.

18. LUCIFER

LIVE IN PARIS 2008 E.V.

RECORDED: 17.II.2008 AT LA LOCOMOTIVE, PARIS, FRANCE

1. ROME 64 C.E.

2. SLAYING THE PROPHETS OV ISA

3. ANTICHRISTIAN PHENOMENON

4. DEMIGOD

5. FROM THE PAGAN VASTLANDS

6. CONQUER ALL

7. PROMETHERION

8. DRUM SOLO

9. SLAVES SHALL SERVE

10. AS ABOVE SO BELOW

11. AT THE LEFT HAND OV GOD

12. SUMMONING OV THE ANCIENT ONES

13. CHRISTGRINDING AVENUE

14. CHRISTIANS TO THE LIONS

15. SCULPTING THE THRONE OV SETH

16. DECADE OV THERION

17. CHANT FOR EZKATON 2000 E.V.

18. I GOT ERECTION

19. PURE EVIL & HATE

DVD II

DOCUMENTARIES

1. EVANGELIA NOVA

2. DE ARTE HERETIKA

VIDEOS AND BONUS MATERIAL

1. DECADE OV THERION

2. AS ABOVE SO BELOW

3. CONQUER ALL

4. SLAVES SHALL SERVE

5. PROMETHERION

6. AT THE LEFT HAND OV GOD

7. INNER SANCTUM

8. OV FIRE AND THE VOID

9. ALAS, LORD IS UPON ME

CD III

BONUS AUDIO CD – LIVE IN WARSAW 2009 E.V.

1. INTRO

2. OV FIRE AND THE VOID

3. DEMIGOD

4. PAN SATYROS

5. SHEMHAMFORASH

6. CONQUER ALL

7. DECADE OV THERION

8. WOLVES GUARD MY COFFIN

9. CHRISTIANS TO THE LIONS

10. AT THE LEFT HAND OV GOD

11. SLAVES SHALL SERVE

12. AS ABOVE SO BELOW

13. DRUM SOLO

14. LAM

15. ALAS, LORD IS UPON ME

16. ANTICHRISTIAN PHENOMENON

17. CHANT FOR EZKATON 2000 E.V.

18. LUCIFER

Evangelion is also available on vinyl as a limited, hand numbered package that includes Evangelion as a picture disc, a BEHEMOTH patch, poster, and booklet with lyrics and photos. Go HERE to check out this amazing collector’s item.

http://www.behemoth.pl

http://www.myspace.com/behemoth

http://www.facebook.com/behemoth

http://www.youtube.com/ Behemothofficial

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WHITE WIZZARD UK TOUR STARTS TOMORROW

November 4th, 2010
by EvilG

Los Angeles traditional heavy metallers WHITE WIZZARD are due to kick off a headlining UK tour tomorrow, Friday, 5th November.

WHITE WIZZARD have crossed the Atlantic for their first ever headlining UK tour, which begins in Wolverhampton on Friday and finishes with a show at The Underworld in London on Sunday, 14th November.

Another great reason to catch WHITE WIZZARD live on their UK tour, besides seeing the band’s highly energetic, pure heavy metal live show, is to get your hands on one of the special limited edition 7″ vinyls of the band’s new single, SHOOTING STAR, which was written as a tribute to RONNIE JAMES DIO.  The single also includes a cover of DIO’s legendary anthem, WE ROCK.

All profits from the SHOOTING STAR single will go to the Children Of The Night charity.

Check out a video of WHITE WIZZARD in the studio during the recording of the SHOOTING STAR single at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DUeFNQvYCo

See WHITE WIZZARD live in the UK and get your hands on one of the limited edition vinyls at the following shows:

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

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

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

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

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

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FIREWIND Kick Off US Tour Tonight; GUS G Meet and Greet Scheduled for NYC at Sam Ash

November 4th, 2010
by EvilG
FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

The mighty FIREWIND is just hours away from taking the stage in Raleigh, NC to kick off their short run of dates in North America. Anticipation for trek has been mounting for weeks, especially since these performances are on the heels of the release of ‘Days of Defiance’, FIREWIND’s latest opus. Now fans also have a chance to meet the man himself, the Greek guitar god GUS G has announced a meet and greet prior to the New York show at Sam Ash.

In conjunction with Blackstar Amps, GUS G will appear at Sam Ash on 48th St this Saturday (November 6) at 2PM. Later that night, FIREWIND will take the stage for an incredible headline set at Gramercy Theater with support coming from Powerglove and The Absence.

Make sure you catch FIREWIND on this run of dates, you will regret it if you don’t!


11/04 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
11/05 – Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
11/06 – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
11/07 – Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC

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FORBIDDEN: Comment on First Tour in 15 Years

November 3rd, 2010
by EvilG
Forbidden 2010

Forbidden 2010

Reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrashers FORBIDDEN are set to embark on their first tour in 15 years, this time as direct support to Overkill! Immediately proceeding the trek the band will continue on their own headlining tour with Evile, Gamma Bomb, and Bonded By Blood.

“It’s been 15 years since FORBIDDEN has actually toured in North America,“ commented an enthusiastic Craig Locicero. “That blows my fucking mind to say it! The funny thing is that even when we did tour here, we never properly did it. It was always a very short cycle with little or no support from the labels. Well, times have changed and so has FORBIDDEN’s situation. With Nuclear Blast having our backs and properly promoting and supporting Omega Wave,  I feel a sense of hope for this band that we have never felt before. Strange feeling, really. But we will take it.

Our goal is to get better every night and eventually become the live band that we never got to be. That takes dedication and a lot of hard work. We’re digging in commiting to just that.

We hope our fans will appreciate us as much as we appreciate them. See you all on the road soon!“

FORBIDDEN, EVILE, GAMMA BOMB, BONDED BY BLOOD

11/04/10  Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN, EVILE, GAMMA BOMB, BONDED BY BLOOD

11/05/10  Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

11/06/10  Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY

11/07/10  Club Hell – Providence, RI

11/08/10  Sonar – Baltimore, MD

11/09/10  Canal Club – Richmond, VA

11/10/10  Amos – Charlotte, NC

11/11/10  Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

11/13/10  Club Firestone – Orlando, FL

11/14/10  Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL

11/15/10  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

11/16/10  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

11/17/10  Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

11/18/10  Diesel Nightclub – Pittsburgh, PA

11/19/10  Rocko’s – Manchester, NH

11/20/10  Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

FORBIDDEN, EVILE, GAMMA BOMB, BONDED BY BLOOD

11/22/10  Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA

11/23/10  MOD Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA

11/24/10  Blondies – Detroit, MI

11/26/10  Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY

11/27/10  Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

11/28/10  The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

11/29/10  Station 4 – St Paul, MN

12/01/10  Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX

12/02/10  Emo’s – Austin, TX

12/03/10  Scout Bar – Houston, TX

12/06/10  The Rock – Tucson, AZ

12/07/10  U.B.’s – Mesa, AZ

12/08/10  Whiskey a Go Go – Hollywood, CA

12/09/10  Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA

12/10/10  New Oasis – Sparks, NV

12/11/10  DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

VIP tickets for pre-show Meet & Greet sessions with the band are now on sale at EnterTheVault.com.  VIP ticket buyers will also receive a customized poster signed by the band.

FORBIDDEN 2010 features Russ Anderson on vocals, Craig Locicero on guitar, Steve Smyth on guitar, Matt Camacho on bass and Mark Hernandez on drums.

FORBIDDEN have uploaded the songs “Dragging My Casket” and “Forsaken At The Gates” to their official MySpace page. The tracks come off of Omega Wave, FORBIDDEN’s fifth studio album after a 13-year recording hiatus, and was released in Europe on October 22nd and on October 26th in North America.  It was recorded at Sonic Room/Audio Voyage Studios in Livermore, California, produced by FORBIDDEN guitarist / songwriter Craig Locicero with Tim Narducci, and mixed by Sean Beavan (Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails).
Order Omega Wave with or without an exclusive shirt design from the following location while supplies last http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/Artist/Forbidden/11237

Read all the studio blog entries on the making of Omega Wave here.  Song titles on Omega Wave include:

  • Alpha Century
  • Forsaken At The Gates
  • Swine
  • Immortal Wounds
  • Hopenosis
  • Adapt Or Die
  • Inhuman Race
  • Behind The Mask
  • Dragging My Casket
  • Overthrow
  • Omega Wave

FORBIDDEN are confirmed for January 2011’s 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise.

For more info visit: www.facebook.com/FORBIDDENOFFICIAL | twitter.com/ForbiddenMetal.

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ROB HALFORD – My Favorite BLACK SABBATH Album Is…

November 3rd, 2010
by EvilG
Rob Halford

Rob Halford

JUDAS PRIEST singer ROB HALFORD spoke with Steve Newton from Straight.com recently about his upcoming dates opening for BLACK SABBATH singer OZZY OSBOURNE. When asked what his fave Black Sabbath album was, the Metal God chose the band’s scary self-titled debut from 1970.

“It took 24 hours to make,” he says, “believe it or not, but the sound is absolutely mindblowing. If you just listen to the sound, how they were able to do that work in such a short space of time is extraordinary.

“I think a lot of musicians agree that generally your first record is very, very important,” he adds, “because you’re really coming from a very pure, new, uncluttered source. You’ve got nothing to prove because you’ve proved nothing yet; you haven’t really got a massive fanbase, so you’re searching to build that. Your record company’s not interfering with your music as they tend to do when you become successful—same with managers, agents, promoters. You’re really coming into your existence at a different level.

“If you look back at the history of your favourite band, generally the first couple are the ones that really kind of grab you. So that’s why I feel that first Sabbath album for me—much like Sad Wings of Destiny for Judas Priest—is a very important release.”

Halford has performed as the vocalist for Black Sabbath at three shows. He replaced Ronnie James Dio for two nights in November 1992, when Dio elected not to open a show for Ozzy Osbourne. Halford also replaced Osbourne in Black Sabbath on August 25, 2004 (his 53rd birthday) at an Ozzfest show in Camden, New Jersey, since Osbourne could not perform due to bronchitis.

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Scythia – Folk You! We’re Back From Tour!!! Vancouver Nov 7th

November 3rd, 2010
by EvilG
Scythia Announce "Exiled Across Canada" Tour Dates

Scythia Announce "Exiled Across Canada" Tour Dates

Folk metallers Scythia have announced they will be returning home to Vancouver, BC for their home coming show November 7th at Funky Winkerbeans. Over the last six weeks Scythia has been on their “Exiled Across Canada Tour” in promotion of their debut album “…Of War” released October 5th as a “Pay What You Want Album” via http://scythia.bandcamp.com/ .

“We the Fierce Riders of Scythia have crossed through the snow cap mountains of the rockies, through the bad lands of prairies and into the heart of the beast of the Canadian corridor. As we trek back home we like thank all the new riders of Scythial and look forward to the hometown crowd.” comments vocalist/guitarist Dave Khan.

Free download of Fierce Riders of Scythia is now available at the following link – http://scythia.bandcamp.com/

Recent tour video can be found at – www.youtube.com/scythiaband

“Exiled Across Canada” Tour Dates

November 2, 2010 – Kilroy’s, Thunder Bay, ON
November 3, 2010 – Parthenon Pizza, Brandon, MB
November 4, 2010 – Walker’s Night Club, Saskatoon, SK
November 5, 2010 – DV8, Edmonton, AB
November 6, 2010 – The Dirty Jersey, Kamloops, BC
November 7, 2010 – Funky Winkerbeans, Vancouver, BC

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DEMONIC RESURRECTION EXTENDS ‘THE UNRELENTING GUITAR COVER CONTEST’

November 3rd, 2010
by EvilG

On 11th October Indian Metallers Demonic Resurrection announced ‘The Unrelenting Guitar Cover Contest’ inviting fans to upload a guitar cover of the song ‘The Unrelenting Surge Of Vengeance’ from the album ‘The Return To Darkness’ which was released on Demonstealer Records in India and Candlelight Records Worldwide. After many requests from fans the band has extended and expanded the contest.

The cover contest required guitar players to record a video of them covering of the song and upload it on youtube. The prize was a bag of signed Demonic Resurrection goodies and a kickass ESP Guitar T-Shirt. However the band has upped the prize to an additional 1500 INR gift voucher from Furtados Music who are the biggest importers for musical instruments in India as well as have a chain of retail stores for instruments.

The band has also extended the contest to vocalists, bass players and drummers. Backing tracks for all instruments have been uploaded to their reverbnation page (www.reverbnation.com/demonicresurrection) for fans to download and use for their entries.

All contest details are posted online on the bands Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/notes/demonic-resurrection/the-unrelenting-cover-contest-extended-version-20/449582824810

“The response to the contest has been over whelming, we thought this would primarily be for our Indian fans but we got entries from the USA and even from Nepal. We also had a lot of vocalists and bassists etc who also wanted to cover the song so we decided to expand it and have it for them as well. We’ve got some good versions from the guitar players so far and we can’t wait to see what the vocalists, drummers and bassists come up with.” – Demonstealer (Vocals/Guitars)

Current entries for the guitar contest can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/user/DemonicTube#grid/user/EF670B202C19C0E1

The video for ‘The Unrelenting Surge Of Vengeance’ was released in January on youtube. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1gjrpMF5ak

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