January 7th, 2011
by EvilG

One band that many veteran metal heads feel should have hit the big time was New York’s The Rods.  Comprised of members David “Rock” Feinstein (guitar/lead vocals), Garry Bordonaro (bass/vocals), and Carl Canedy (drums/vocals), The Rods would go on to open arena shows for such renowned groups as Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne (the ‘Blizzard of Oz’ tour), the Scorpions, Rainbow (Joe Lynn Turner era), and during the mid ’80s, even had a then-unknown Metallica opening a headlining tour for them.  Add to it the fact that Feinstein is the cousin of the late, great Ronnie James Dio (both played together in Elf) and Canedy is an acclaimed metal producer (having worked on classic early releases by Megadeth, Anthrax, Overkill, etc.), and it makes it even more baffling why The Rods never got their due.

But this appears to changing quickly, as the trio has signed on with the Niji Entertainment Group, a label that was created by Ronnie James Dio and his wife/manager, Wendy Dio. The band’s seventh release overall (and sixth release overall for Niji) is titled ‘Vengeance,’ and will be released on March 29, 2011. The release comes hot on the heels of Feinstein’s recently-released solo album, ‘Bitten by the Beast.’

The first single off ‘Vengeance’ will be “The Code,” which features vocals from none other than Ronnie James Dio (one of the very last songs that Ronnie ever recorded, before his untimely death in May of 2010). This aforementioned Rods line-up has been rocking and rolling for nearly 30 years, and the group has been officially invited to play SXSW this year in Austin, Texas. More info and tour dates will be announced soon, so get ready to rock once more with The Rods!

‘Vengeance’ Track Listing:

5. “THE CODE” (Featuring Ronnie James Dio)

For more information, visit:

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MOTÖRHEAD THE WÖRLD IS YOURS Out Feruary 8, 2011; 2011 North American Tour Announced

January 7th, 2011
by Celtic Bob

Legendary rock’n’roll band Motörhead is proud to announce the formation of Motörhead Music as they prepare to release THE WÖRLD IS YOURS on February 8. Joining forces with EMI Music Services, Motörhead Music is owned by Motörhead and represents their very first venture into the record company business.

To celebrate their 35th anniversary and the release of THE WÖRLD IS YOURS, the band also announces their 2011 North American tour, which kicks off January 25th in Anaheim, CA and wraps up March 11 in Los Angeles.  For a full listing of dates, see below or head over to the band’s website at www.imotorhead.com.

Motörhead has never just been the best rock’n’roll band in the world. They’ve never just been the loudest. Or the hardest. Or the toughest. Or the bad-ass-est.

No…Motörhead is a lifestyle.

Motörhead is a mindset, a belief, a way to live your life, a way to both survive and beat a society that sometimes seems intent on trying to grind you down.

Which is why Motörhead has chosen now, in what might be some of the most tense times in recent global history, to release a hell-raising, rebel-rousing rock’n’roll statement known as THE WÖRLD IS YOURS.

Written and performed by Lemmy Kilmister, Philip Campbell and Mikkey Dee in both Los Angeles, CA and Wales, with production once again by Cameron Webb, THE WÖRLD IS YOURS serves to remind everyone that you should never stop questioning or critiquing a society that would surely chew you up and spit you out if given half a chance. And with 10 soul-scorching testaments to the unbridled power this world-famous trio continually maintains, THE WÖRLD IS YOURS delivers some of the finest, most important Motörmusic yet.

On instant classics such as Get Back In Line, Kilmister thunders that ‘The way we are is not the way we used to be my friend’, and ‘We are trapped in luxury, starving on parole, no-one told us who to love, we have sold our souls’, whilst on Brotherhood Of Man Kilmister roars ‘You cannot hide the truth from me I know what’s in your heart, greed and jealousy each equal, all your days now dark’. And with the defiant, uproarious Rock’n’Roll Music, Kilmister and co remind everyone that ‘Rock’n’roll music is the true religion’ and ‘Rock’n’roll even gonna set you free, make the lame walk and the blind see’…

Recorded during late spring of last year, the album’s creation was thrown into turmoil by the poor health and sad eventual passing of Philip Campbell’s father; the situation dictated that Philip needed to be home during some of the scheduled recording time, so Motörhead hired a studio in Wales where Campbell was able to continue working on ideas and record tracks whilst first Mikkey and Lemmy, and then just Lemmy, laid down the rest of the album in LA. But being Motörhead, nothing phased them, and with THE WÖRLD IS YOURS the band has triumphed over adversity to produce an absolute stormer in this, their 35th year as THE greatest, loudest and just plain goddamn coolest band around.


01/25/2011     US    Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
01/28/2011     US    Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
01/29/2011     US    Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
01/31/2011     US    San Diego, CA – House of Blues
02/02/2011     US    San Francisco, CA – Warfield
02/04/2011     US    Seattle, WA – Sodo
02/05/2011     US    Portland, OR – Roseland
02/07/2011     CA    Vancouver – Vogue
02/09/2011     CA    Edmonton – Edmonton Event Centre
02/10/2011     CA    Calgary – Flames Central
02/12/2011     CA    Winnipeg – Burton Cummings Theatre
02/13/2011     US    Fargo, ND – The Venue
02/15/2011     US    Minneapolis, MN – 1st Ave
02/16/2011     US    Milwaukee, WI – Rave Ballroom
02/17/2011     US    Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
02/19/2011     US    Chicago, IL – The Congress Theatre
02/20/2011     US    St Louis, MO – Pops
02/22/2011     US    Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit
02/23/2011     US    Detroit, MI – Royal Oaks
02/25/2011     CA    Kitchener – Elements
02/26/2011     CA    Toronto – Koolhouse
02/28/2011     US    New York, NY – Best Buy
03/01/2011     US    Boston, MA – House of Blues (Avalon)
03/03/2011     US    Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/04/2011     US    Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
03/05/2011     US    TBA – TBA
03/08/2011     US    Austin, TX – Stubb’s
03/10/2011     US    Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
03/11/2011     US    Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Live

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Y&T – Bassist Phil Kennemore Dead At 57

January 7th, 2011
by EvilG
Y&T - Bassist Phil Kennemore

Y&T - Bassist Phil Kennemore

Y&T guitarist/vocalist Dave Meniketti has released the following message:

“It is with profound sadness and disbelief that I tell you that my best buddy for 37 years passed away this morning, January 7th, 2011 at 1 AM at Stanford Hospital. Bravely and steadfastly battling the horrible spectacle of lung cancer, at the end he was surrounded by his family members, and the Y&T family up until his final breath.

All the beautiful things that I could say about my buddy Phil could never be summed up in a short sentence or two, and I promise that I will be back to say so much more about how I feel about him and his talents in due time. But for now, at 3 AM, after just having returned home from his passing, let me at least put this out there.

Phil Kennemore was not only a sweet and passionate man with his life, friends and family, but as an artist, he also had that rare ability to say what was on his mind with the most eloquent, clever, and to-the-point lyrics, yet could turn it on it’s head in a second with some other viewpoint on reality and nail the point dead center. He was able to do what very few can – say the things that others have been thinking, but could never quite seem to put into words. He has always had a keen knack for doing that.

As a musician, with those huge fingers, his bass playing was always loud, strong, and deep, filling the largest or smallest of stages equally.

He had an amazingly strong life force that has influenced everyone who ever had the opportunity to be called a friend of his. I am forever grateful for our lifelong friendship, that was always in place throughout the worst and best of times. I will miss his sense of humor, his amazing wit, but most of all I will always miss not seeing him to my left on the stages I will play from this moment forward.

Yes, he was one of the class guys on this planet, and in this business, and I will always do what I can to spread the legacy of Phil Kennemore across the globe on every stage that I land on.

You know how much I love you Phil, and you knew how much your fans and fellow musicians loved and respected you. There was nothing left unsaid. You had a rich and wonderful life and I can only tell you that I was happy to have been alongside you every step of the glorious way.

Cheers to you, Phil.

Your friend forever, Dave.”

Phil Kennemore – October 20, 1953 – January 7th, 2011

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HEAVENWOOD – New Song Streaming Online/ New session bass-player announced

January 7th, 2011
by EvilG

” Morning Glory Clouds (In Manus Tuas Domine) “, a brand new track from the Portuguese Dark-Rock/ Metal outfit HEAVENWOOD, is available for exclusive streaming on the band’s MySpace page. The song comes off the band’s new album, ” Abyss Masterpiece “, which will be released on February 28 via Listenable Records. The follow-up to 2008’s ” Redemption “ was produced by Ricardo Dias & HEAVENWOOD and was mixed & mastered by Kristian “ Kohle ” Kohlmannslehner at Kohlekeller Studios, Germany.

Meanwhile, HEAVENWOOD have announced the addition to their line-up of Paulo Chanoca (DEMON DAGGER/ DECREPIDEMIC) as new session bass-player.

Commented HEAVENWOOD’s manager, Filipe Marta: ” ‘ Morning Glory Clouds ‘ is an amazing song that will grab the listeners attention from it’s very beginning thanks to very addictive melodies/ chorus and catchy riffs. I think this one is the perfect first single of this new album and I’m certain that will become a smash hit on every rock club dance floor and radio stations  around the world and people must check it and spread it everywhere. Morning Glory Clouds is a chilling song that no one will forget. Concerning the new session bassist, I think Paulo is a natural born talented bass-player. A true war bomber aircraft that will transmit a lot of power and groove to HEAVENWOOD. He’s got a vast experience and knowledge in extreme music that will enable him to make a very good contribution to the band “.

More info at www.myspace.com/heavenwood or www.listenable.net.
Watch Kristian “Kohle” Kohlmannslehner talking about mixing the new Heavenwood album “Abyss Masterpiece” at Kohlekeller Studios here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJrdvT77x-s&feature=related

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Factory of Dreams releases MELOTRONICAL & Teaser Video

January 7th, 2011
by EvilG
Factory of Dreams - MELOTRONICAL Booklet preview

Factory of Dreams - MELOTRONICAL Booklet preview

Melotronical is available for immediate pre-sale at a $2 discount from http://www.progrockrecords.com/shop/view.php?id=243 and will ship in late January 2011. The CD will be available from your favorite chain, digital download service or online reseller worldwide on March 8, 2011. It will be available on the Mindawn digital download service in mid January 2011. Price will go up when units ship.
Watch the Spectacular promotional video in 720p HQ @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJG0GHGBvRYOr download the full HQ version or the stunning version for iPad and iPhone 4 from http://melotronical.com

New revamped album version of ‘Whispering Eyes’ @ http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_songs/610937#!/artist/song_details/6646870 An extended preview (audio streaming) is available with more samples from other tracks @ http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_songs/610937#!/artist/song_details/6645977

Here’s what Hugo Flores had to say: “Melotronical is different, very special, quite aggressive some times, and perhaps our best album to date… Every track from this album has something unique, maybe related to the way the album was designed; a conceptual album, following a storyline that in the end will make sense to everyone. It’s a timeless story, about who every living being IS…  and what’s also great is the booklet with no less than 13 specific images created to support the story and music! I hope that all tracks will stick in your mind for a long time, we tried to come up with ideas that would definitely make a difference.Hope you enjoy it and a Happy 2011 to everyone!”

Other pre-ordering sites:




http://www.amazon.co.uk/Melotronical-Factory-Dreams/dp/B004GY6EG0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294227947&sr=8-1 http://www.cdwow.com/CD/factory-of-dreams-melotronical/dp/19992287#bc=aeb3

Band official sites:




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January 7th, 2011
by EvilG

Starting tomorrow night in Albuquerque, NM, Billboard-charting deathcore act, OCEANO will embark Contaminating The Coast tour. Sponsored by AMP magazine and running throughout the month of January, the Contaminating The Coast tour will see the band get in front of their rabid western fans who have been waiting a long time for the band’s return. Trekking along with OCEANO will be their friends, FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS, UPON A BURNING BODY, THE GREAT COMMISSION and I THE BREATHER.

Here are the dates:

1/7 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
1/8 Las Cruces, NM @ Mikey’s Place
1/9 Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
1/10 Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy’s
1/11 Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Center
1/12 Las Vegas, NV @ Feelgoods
1/13 Ogden, UT @ The Basement
1/14 Boise, ID @ Mardi Gras Ballroom
1/15 Reno, NV @ The Alley
1/16 Soledad, CA @ The Castle
1/17 Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s
1/18 Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace Center
1/19 Ventura, CA @ Knights of Columbus
1/20 Victorville, CA @ VVEC
1/21 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ BLEEDING THROUGH
1/22 San Diego, CA @ Soma w/BLEEDING THROUGH

View the Contaminating The Coast tour flyer here: http://earacherecords.com/myspace/contaminationtour.jpg

OCEANO‘s new album, CONTAGION landed the Chicago deathcore heavyweights at number 163 on the Billboard Current Artist Chart in its first week of release. The band also debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at number 3.

CONTAGION is now out in North America. Buy CONTAGION along with several special mercy packs at the EARACHE US WEBSTORE: http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_672_698

Purchase CONTAGION now on iTunes with an exclusive bonus track at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/contagion/id395335661

OCEANO‘s CREATING THE CONTAGION “making-of” bonus DVD can be found EXCLUSIVELY at all Transworld stores (which include FYE, Coconuts, Saturday Matinee, Spin Street and more) with purchase of the new album, CONTAGION. Order the limited CD/DVD edition of CONTAGION at http://www.fye.com/Contagion-Front-Page_stcVVproductId119180260VVcatId455366VVviewprod.htm

For a taste of the CREATING THE CONTAGION DVD, watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu3Zdudwjc8

OCEANO have debuted their newest video for the CONTAGION track, “Weaponized.” Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mlsdx_IDhwQ

Follow OCEANO on Twitter: http://twitter.com/oceanometal
‘Like’ OCEANO on Facebook: http://facebook.com/oceanometal
Add OCEANO on MySpace: http://myspace.com/oceano

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IMAGIKA – “After 17 years…I’ve decided to put the band to rest”

January 6th, 2011
by EvilG

Imagika - New 2010 Line-up

Imagika - Final Line-up


IMAGIKA has finally called it a day. Lead Guitarist/Songwriter Steve Rice comments on the bands demise. ”All things must come to an end and for IMAGIKA the time is now.  After 17 years, 7 worldwide releases, 2 vocalist, 5 guitarist, 3 bassist, 2 drummers, countless performances and tour dates I’ve decided to put the band to rest. The reasons are many, but the truth is that it’s time for something new and to move forward without being bound to the past. I’m not mourning the end because I’m grateful the band lasted as long as it did. I look forward to building upon the music and legacy of a band I spearheaded for close to 2 decades with my new project. I would personally like to thank all the fans, press, labels, booking agents, promoters, venues, studios, engineers, artist, instrument manufactures and everyone else that had a helping hand in IMAGIKA’s career. It could not have happened without you!  I will personally still handle and oversea everything Imagika post mortem for the foreseeable future.”

Moving forward, drummer Wayne Devecchi, former Eldritch guitarist Roberto Proietti and I have formed a new Metal/ Thrash project that will take our collective musical ideas to the next level. Fans of our past bands music will not be disappointed as we’ve put together some great catchy material that is melodic, complex and heavy. A five song instrumental demo has already been recorded and we are presently seeking a Pro Vocalist and Bassists to complete the project. Interested parties can contact us at burnaltar@gmail.com Please have reviewable audio or video media.

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January 6th, 2011
by EvilG

Additional video footage of Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL in the studio (plus other holiday shenanigans) has been posted on HAMMERFALL’s official Video Blog site at www.HAMMERFALL.tv.

The band is currently recording the follow up to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory – which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart for top new artists – with producer James Michael (Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, SIXX:AM, Meat Loaf).  The as-yet-untitled new album will be released in Europe on May 20th.  A summer release in North America is expected.

Regarding the sound of the new HAMMERFALL songs, guitarist Oscar Dronjak shares: “The new material contains a lot of fresh ways to look at the musical ideas, we’re trying to preserve the essence of what HAMMERFALL is while at the same time updating the execution and approach. Definitely heavier and less straight forward than the previous albums, yet remaining true to what we believe heavy metal is all about.”

No Sacrifice, No Victory 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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DEICIDE Announce ‘To Hell With God’ Pre-Order; Prepare For Tour

January 6th, 2011
by EvilG

The mighty DEICIDE is now set to make their return! On February 15, the original purveyors of blasphemy and destruction will unleash ‘To Hell With God’, their first effort for Century Media since inking in 2009. Now the album is available for pre-order through CM Distro ( http://www.cmdistro.com/Item/Deicide_-_-To_Hell_With_God-_CD_+_Shirt_-Pre-Order-/PKG000581) in a package that also gives fans the opportunity to get an exclusive t-shirt.

DEICIDE is also gearing up for an incredible tour to promote ‘To Hell With God’ this February. This will be fans’ first chance to see Glen Benton (vocals/bass), Steve Asheim (drums), Jack Owen and Ralph Santolla (guitars) tear through the ferocious new material along with classics from the band’s 20+ year legacy of evil. Support on the ‘God is Dead – To Hell With God’ tour comes from Belphegor, Neuraxis, Blackguard and Pathology. Dates for the trek are below.

Stay tuned for more news regarding DEICIDE’s new album and touring plans.

‘God Is Dead – To Hell With God’ Tour

DEICIDE w/ Belphegor, Neuraxis, Blackguard & Pathology

Feb. 15 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

Feb. 16 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall

Feb. 17 – Raleigh, NC – Volume 11

Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero

Feb. 19 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall

Feb. 20 – Providence, RI – Club Hell

Feb. 21 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre

Feb. 22 – Quebec City, QUE – Imperial de Quebec

Feb. 23 – Montreal, QUE – Cafe Campus

Feb. 24 – London, ONT – Music Hall

Feb. 25 – Toronto, ONT – Opera House

Feb. 26 – Chicago, IL – Reggie Rock Club

Feb. 27 – Detroit, MI – Blondie’s

Feb. 28 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall

Mar. 01 – Tulsa, OK – Marquee

Mar. 02 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Mar. 04 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Mar. 05 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

Mar. 07 – Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon

Mar. 08 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club

Mar. 09 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

Mar. 10 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse

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French Death Metalers BLOODY SIGN split up

January 6th, 2011
by EvilG

French band BLOODY SIGN has decided to split up after 15 years of devotion to death metal. Bass/vocalist Hagend left the band in early December, which leaded Ilmar & Kalevi both founders of the band to dissolve, rather than looking for a replacement.

BLOODY SIGN eternally thanks all the people who supported our sounds and dedication to extreme music.

But from the burning remains of the band should rise a new dark sound propagation with both founder members and……. See you in strange new aeons!

Chaos Echoes the band’s third album has recently been released on gatefold LP by Blood Harvest rec.

… For the Unknown!

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MetalSucks Launches The AMON AMARTH Viking Beard Contest

January 6th, 2011
by EvilG

Grow Some Gnarly Hair; Win A Rad Prize Pack!

In conjunction with the release of AMON AMARTH’s Surtur Rising full-length, slated for release this March via Metal Blade Records, MetalSucks has launched the official Viking beard contest! Inspired by the magnificent mane of vocalist Johan Hegg, the contest will run from now until the record’s release date and be judged by the folks at MetalSucks and the band.
For the boys:
Step 1) Send MetalSucks a completely clean-shaven picture of yourself NOW — before Tuesday, January 11th at 11:59pm EST — holding up a sign that says “MetalSucks” and the date. Send all entries to news [at] metalsucks [dot] net with the subject AMON AMARTH Viking Beard Contest.
Step 2) Grow a beard.
Step 3) On March 29th, the day Surtur Rising is released, send team MetalSucks a new picture of yourself… same deal: Hold up a sign with “MetalSucks” and the date, only this time you’ll also need to write a secret passcode on your sign that will be revealed on MetalSucks on March 29th.
For the ladies:
The same as above, but for your armpits or leg hair! MetalSucks will be choosing one male winner and one female winner, both with an identical prize pack, so the playing field is equal for everyone.
Prize packs include: A lock from Johan Hegg’s beard, the “super duper fan edition” of Surtur Rising (of which only a limited number will be made), a drumhead signed by the whole band and more….
For additional info, visit the official contest page HERE.

More on Surtur Rising:
Surtur Rising marks AMON AMARTH’s eighth studio release and undoubtedly one of 2011’s most anticipated albums by fans and critics alike. Surtur Rising is the follow-up to the highly acclaimed 2008 release, Twilight Of The Thunder God, which landed the #7 spot in Revolver Magazine’s Top 20 Albums of 2008 and what MetalSucks called a “bottomless gauntlet of riffs that the band endlessly takes gargantuan swigs from, sounding both lush and emotive as well as skull crushingly heavy… every goddamn one is a chest-beating anthem.” Outburn declared how Twilight Of The Thunder God “will render you nothing short of ecstatic” and Time Out New York noted that “AMON AMARTH plays some of the most unabashedly epic metal you’re likely to find these days.”   Further details on Surtur Rising to come. Stay tuned.

http://twitter.com/amonamarthband http://www.metalblade.com

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HELSTAR Houston CD Release Show 2-12-11

January 6th, 2011
by EvilG


All Ages Doors @ 7:00 PM $10 Advance / $15 Door Advance Tickets Online: www.myonstageevents.com/Secure/buildticket3.aspx?ID=307&Campaign=Portal

Numbers Night Club 300 Westheimer Rd Houston TX  77006 713-526-6551


Official HELSTAR Websites:

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January 6th, 2011
by EvilG
Cauldron - Burning Fortune

Cauldron - Burning Fortune

CAULDRON have announced a new tour that will see the band trekking across eastern Canada throughout February. The band will be taking their timeless brand of raw, exciting heavy metal to the masses all around the great white north and getting fans stoked for the release of their upcoming album, BURNING FORTUNE. Here are the dates:

FEB. 26 – DARTMOUTH, NS – CD HEAVEN – all ages free in-store early show (6pm)
FEB. 26 – HALIFAX, NS – GUS’ PUB (10pm)

The USA will also have its first taste of BURNING FORTUNE in January when CAULDRON teams up with VOLTURE for 3 special shows:

Jan. 28 2011 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Jan. 29 2011 – Philadelphia, PA – Millcreek Tavern
Jan. 30 2011 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool

CAULDRON‘s new album, BURNING FORTUNE is due to be released through Earache Records on February 15th in North America. Pre-order the album with special CAULDRON merch packs at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_700

CAULDRON has been making a video series documenting the making of BURNING FORTUNE, featuring interviews, studio footage, the latest inside scoops on the new album and more.

In the latest video of the series, CAULDRON members JASON DECAY and IAN CHAINS give fans a sneak peek into their lives as they show you around their homes and music collections. Watch the video online now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0sRk0jZanQ

Watch the previous videos in the series:

Part 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lko47_Gzwo
Part 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbCACPMsUvo
Part 3 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUpGzWOvIRQ

A brand new track from BURNING FORTUNE, “All Or Nothing”, is available to listen to now on CAULDRON‘s MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/cauldronmetal

For more CAULDRON news and info, head to:

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Second Lazarus A.D. single ‘Black Rivers Flow’ available

January 6th, 2011
by EvilG

First episode of “The Making of Black Rivers Flow” posted at MetalInjection.net


Wisconsin thrash metallers LAZARUS A.D. and AOL’s Noisecreep.com are pleased to debut the new title track ‘Black Rivers Flow’, cut from LAZARUS A.D.’s upcoming full-length release of the same name. The track is available for streaming now at this link. The band’s recently released first single, ‘The Ultimate Sacrifice’ can be heard now on metalblade.com/lazarusad with pre-order packages coming soon!

LAZARUS A.D. and MetalInjection.net have just released the first of six exclusive episodes chronicling “The Making of Black Rivers Flow”.The behind the scenes footage for the series was filmed by the band and produced/edited by Clay Cook at Dirty Cheese Design & Development. Stay tuned into MetalInjection.net for new episodes posting throughout the month of January!

“This time in the studio, we decided to record what was going on behind the scenes during the recording of Black Rivers Flow,” states bassist and vocalist Jeff Paulick. “We compiled over 50 hours of footage and edited this into six episodes that show you a side of the band rarely ever seen. We hope this gives everyone a deeper understanding of what went into the recording of Black Rivers Flow.”

LAZARUS A.D.’s highly anticipated upcoming album, Black Rivers Flow, was recorded in July and August 2010 at Belle City Sound with Chris Djuricic and was mixed and mastered by James Murphy at Safehouse Production. The album hits stores on February 1st, 2011.

Track listing for Black Rivers Flow:

1. American Dreams

2. The Ultimate Sacrifice

3. The Strong Prevail

4. Black Rivers Flow

5. Casting Forward

6. Light A City (Up In Smoke)

7. Through Your Eyes

8. Beneath the Waves of Hatred

9. Eternal Vengeance

LAZARUS A.D. is set to tour the U.S. this winter on the North American Retribution Tour alongside thrash metal legends Death Angel. Joining the tour will be Bonded by Blood, and Hexen.


Jan. 13 – Miramar Theatre- Milwaukee, WI

Jan. 28 – Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY

Jan. 29 – Championship Bar and Grill – Trenton, NJ


Jan. 30 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

Jan. 31 – The Casbah – 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. 26 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

Here’s what critics had to say of the LAZARUS A.D.’s Metal Blade debut, The Onslaught:

“The thrash revival seems to have spawned two types of bands – retro sound-alikes and those who are looking to make the genre relevant now. Lazarus A.D. are one of the latter…” Revolver Magazine

“straightforward…engaging…Kill ‘Em All style climax.” Decibel Magazine

“Get ready for some friggin ridiculous thrash from Wisconsin! Not bay area thrash, think Master of Puppets era Metallica thrash” Hails & Horns Magazine

“…the way it combines rapid-fire riffage, abrupt rhythm changes and cutting guitar harmonies within double bass drumming is worthy of praise.” Guitar World from ‘The Next Metallica?’ article

“This one hits so hard it hurts…it’s meaner than a hungry pit bull with rabies…In two words, damn good.” Blabbermouth.net

Lazarus A.D. is

Jeff Paulick – Bass/Lead Vocals

Dan Gapen – Lead Guitar / Vocals

Alex Lackner – Guitar

Ryan Shutler – Drums

For more information on LAZARUS A.D. visit the following locations:







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January 6th, 2011
by EvilG


Internationally-recognized guitarist MARC RIZZO, known for his exceptional solo work and involvement with SOULFLY and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, is kicking off his fifth solo tour this Friday, January 7th in Dayton, OH! Marc is touring is support of his new album Legionnaire, and will travel through the month of January until January 28th in Greensboro, NC. See below for all current U.S. tour dates featuring MARC RIZZO.

“Usually once or twice a year between my tours with other projects, I can get out and do solo stuff,” states RIZZO. “This is my first solo tour of the year in support of Legionnaire, and it’s a whole new set list that we’re playing. It’ll be a great, interactive show. We’ll play a couple cover songs, and we’ll throw in a few songs with vocals, but the majority of the set will be a fun, high-energy instrumental performance.”

New Jersey native MARC RIZZO first played solo for sold out crowds on his first U.S. solo tour in 2007. RIZZO released two solo albums with Shrapnel Records in 2006 and 2007, entitled Colossal Myopia and The Ultimate Devotion. In 2010, RIZZO released his latest album on his own Phlamencore Records, entitled Legionnaire. RIZZO has been endorsed by the likes of Peavey, Yamaha and B.C. Rich, and currently has a B.C. Rich Stealth Pro Marc Rizzo 7 String Signature guitar available for public purchase. RIZZO currently has an instructional DVD available for purchase through Rock House Method.

RIZZO is also well known for his position in popular metal act SOULFLY, with whom he has released four records to date; Prohpecy (2004), Dark Ages (2005), Conquer (2008), and Omen (2010). In addition, he took part in CAVALERA CONSPIRACY with SEPULTURA co-founders Max and Igor Cavalera, affixing his prowess to Inflikted in 2008.


1/7 Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s House Of Rock

1/8 Sandusky, OH @ The Underground

1/9 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s

1/11 Warren, MI @ The Ritz

1/12 Rockford, IL @ Bar 3

1/13 Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre

1/14 Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail

1/15 West Hollywood, CA @ Viper Room

1/18 Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers

1/19 Wichita, KS @ The Lizard lounge

1/20 Amarillo, TX @ Club Khoas

1/21 Bryan, TX @ The Stafford

1/23 Corpus Christi, TX @ Zero’s

1/24 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar

1/25 Fayetteville, AR @ Rogue

1/26 St. Louis, MO @ FUBAR

1/28 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans

1/30 Greensboro, NC @ Arizona’ Pete’s

For more information on MARC RIZZO, please visit these sites:



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