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:


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 or in North America at

View an image of the slipcase for the new 3-CD set at

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 at

For more NAPALM DEATH news and info, go to

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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

Watch the band’s first video from the studio below or at

You can also view a number of photos from the studio on the band’s official Facebook page at

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

Get both of EVILE’s albums, ENTER THE GRAVE and INFECTED NATIONS, in Europe now at or in North America at

For more EVILE news and info, head to:

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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

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 or in North America at

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

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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: (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!


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.

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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 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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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, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter and at

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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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Victoria, BC’s Unleash the Archers Unveil 2 Preview Tracks

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG

Power/melodic death metal heavyweights Unleash the Archers are streaming two pre-production tracks from their upcoming release,Demons of the AstroWaste, due out this May.


The album is a concept piece telling the tale of an all-powerful sword that is created to protect mankind, but ultimately corrupts to evil whoever wields it.


Dawn of Ages (album track 2):

“Dawn of Ages is about the creation of the sword that features throughout the whole album,” explains vocalist Brittney Hayes, “it was created by a noble warrior at the dawn of mankind, and was meant to protect them from evil… but that’s not exactly how things turn out.”


City of Iron (album track 9):

“The sword’s owner, after having destroyed an entire planet filled with innocent people, secludes himself and begins building his own prison,” says Hayes. “As the structure slowly evolves into a weaponized planet made of iron, he is influenced into wielding this new power throughout the universe…”


Kicking off with Demons of the AstroWaste release shows in Victoria (May 20th) and Vancouver (May 22nd), Unleash the Archers will be embarking on a massive cross-Canada tour in promotion of the album. Stay tuned for info and check them out in your town!


The band’s 2009 release, ‘Behold the Devastation’, is out on CDN Records and available at these locations:




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March 28th, 2011
by EvilG

Between October 2010 and February 2011, launched a series of six free monthly music samplers showcasing various genres of extreme metal:  Thrash, Death, Folk, Gothic, Doom and Black Metal.

The “Metalhit Free Download Series” was made available exclusively in the USA via and to eMusic subscribers worldwide. Metalhit also has the compilations posted online and available for free at this location:

Some select artists featured on the samplers include:

Abominable Putridity, Asphyx, Behexen, Diathra, Doom:VS, Evoken, Hirax, Inquisition, Lifelover, Manegarm, Moonspell,Nunslaughter, Obtest, Ophis, Pathology, Possessed, Sacred Reich, Sig:Ar:Tyr, Sinisiter, Skepticism, Skyforger, The Howling Void, Urgehal, and many more!


About is metal’s premiere underground digital music store, featuring more than 20,000 high-fidelity Mp3s and full albums for $4.99. represents the core of the underground black/death/doom metal movement, supporting the digital music catalogs of more than ninety different extreme metal labels, delivering content to the top digital music vendors worldwide. also manages exclusive US CD distribution for a handful of labels via a partnership with MRI/Megaforce Records. additionally manages, a leader in extreme metal media coverage since 1989.

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SLAYER AND ROB ZOMBIE TO BRING HELL ON EARTH TO NORTH AMERICA; The Two Metal Icons Will Together for the First Time in More than a Decade

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG
Slayer - North American Tour With Rob Zombie and Exodus

Slayer - North American Tour With Rob Zombie and Exodus

LOS ANGELES, CA – MONDAY, March 28, 2011 — Get ready for hell on earth, because for the first time since they tour together on Ozzfest 1999, Rob Zombie and Slayer are teaming up to hit the road, bringing a glorious purgatory to fans in 12 North American cities. The co-headline trek kicks off Wednesday, July 20 at the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 1 at 10:00AM local time.  Tickets for all shows are available at the venues’ box office, and via the online outlets as listed below.

“We haven’t toured with Zombie since Ozzfest 1999, so you can expect no less than ‘hell on earth,'” said Slayer’s Kerry King.  “Total sonic annihilation and a visual bludgeoning.  Bring your own body bag…”

“Total destruction on stage and off is what this combination promises,” states Zombie, “Seriously, how much more Hell could you ask for? The answer is none more Hell.”

Both Zombie and Slayer will present their full headline sets at every show, and both bands will close shows over the course of the tour.  San Francisco’s thrash-metal band Exodus has been confirmed to open all shows.

Slayer has been performing its classic 1990 Seasons In the Abyss album in its entirety over the past several months, but will instead draw from its entire 30-year catalogue for this tour’s setlist.

Never one to play it safe, Zombie will be bringing his legendary stage show out in full force. Audiences can expect an exploding non-stop barrage of sin, sex and Satan guaranteed to rip your face off. This a true rock and roll spectacle at its finest.

Rob Zombie: With more than 15 million albums sold, seven Grammy nominations, the helming of five major motion pictures (including the #1 record-breaking “Halloween”) and dozens of music videos under his belt, Zombie is truly a force to be reckoned with in today’s entertainment landscape.  For over 25 years his unique meld of horror and hard rock has influenced his sound as a musician, and more recently, his vision as a director and writer.  After the tour, Zombie will be starting production on his sixth feature film, “The Lords of Salem,” with the producers of the Paranormal Activity franchise.

Slayer: The Chicago Tribune‘s Greg Kot wrote that the  four-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning Slayer is “one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, forget about genre.”  Indeed, few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named “Best Live Band” by numerous media outlets including RevolverSPIN, and Metal Hammer.  With songs that mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society – God’s terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, chemical warfare, the hideous minds of serial killers, and the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us, Slayer remains crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the Mainstream.

Dates for the Slayer and Rob Zombie tour are as follows:

20    Sovereign Center, Reading, PA – and all Ticketmaster locations
22    DTE Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI – and all Ticketmaster locations
23    Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA – and all Ticketmaster locations
24    Heavy T.O. at Downsview Park, Toronto, ON  Canada – and all Ticketmaster locations
27    MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB  Canada – and all Ticketmaster locations
29    Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, SK  Canada – and all Ticketmaster locations
30    Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB  Canada – and all Ticketmaster locations
31    Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB  Canada – and all Ticketmaster locations

2    Save-On-Foods Memorial Center, Victoria, BC  Canada –
3    Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC  Canada – and all Ticketmaster locations
5     Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR –
6    WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA – and all Ticketmaster locations

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IRON MAIDEN – Barricade Collapse Forces Cancellation Of Rio de Janeiro Show; Video Available

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG

IRON MAIDEN’s March 27th show at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was cancelled when the audience barricade set up in front of the stage collapsed during the first song of the night, ‘Satellite 15 … The Final Frontier’. Video footage of frontman Bruce Dickinson asking the fans to step back from the stage once he’d noticed the collapse can be seen below.

According to a report from Brazil’s, the band stopped playing and Dickinson explained that the band would return to the stage once the barricade had been repaired. After 20 minutes, the crowd began losing its patience and Dickinson then returned to the stage to inform the audience that the show had to be cancelled.

He also informed the fans that Iron Maiden would play the HSBC Arena (March 28th) at the same time to make up for the cancellation. Footage of Dickinson addressing the crowd can be viewed below.

IRON MAIDEN - the final frontier

IRON MAIDEN - the final frontier

The following update from the promotion company, Evenpro, regarding the make-up date set for tonight (March 28th) has been issued via Iron Maiden’s official website:

“The Iron Maiden Concert at HSBC ARENA has been postponed to Monday, March, 28th due to technical problems with the barricade provided in front of the stage. This decision was taken by HSBC ARENA in agreement with the band’s staff, because it’s their priority not to put fans’ safety in risk.

Iron Maiden will stay in Rio de Janeiro one more day to be able to make the show and not leave Rio de Janeiro out of this leg of The Final Frontier Tour.


All the fans at tonight’s (Sunday) concert must bring their tickets stub tomorrow to be allowed entry the concert.


For those fans who cannot attend the concert on Monday, the refund policy will be as follows:


— for those who had acquired the tickets at the HSBC Arena box office and other P.O.S, will be able to ask refund at the HSBC Arena box office from April 4th onwards, with the tickets stubs.


–f or those who have acquired through Call Center or internet, please keep the ticket stub and make contact with, or phone number 4003-1527, from April 4th on.


The band are naturally very sorry for any fans that can’t return tomorrow but promise a great and safe show tomorrow Monday for those who do.


HSBC Arena and the band thank the incredible fans for their understanding of this difficult situation and their cooperation. As much as the band wish to play for their fans the safety of each one of those fans is always paramount. Iron Maiden look forward to a fantastic concert tomorrow.”


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March 28th, 2011
by Robert Williams

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Interview with Stryper guitarist Oz Fox

conducted by Robert Williams

The yellow and black attack otherwise known as Stryper has been dishing out and delivering their distinct brand of hard rocking Christian metal for going on thirty years now. With the release of the band’s latest studio effort "The Covering" the band showcases the secular hard rock and heavy metal music they grew up with, paying tribute to their peers from metal’s heyday in the eighties with faithful interpretations of songs by the likes of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne and so on. Taking a quick time out on the band’s tour bus, longtime Stryper lead guitarist Oz Fox took the time to fill us in on the band’s new album, as well as a trip or two down memory lane.          

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Hanker call it quits

March 27th, 2011
by EvilG
Hanker: Left to right: Pascal Cliche (lead singer/guitar), Luc Guay (drums), Laurent Imbeau (bass) and Patrick Gravel (guitar/back vocals)

Hanker: Left to right: Pascal Cliche (lead singer/guitar), Luc Guay (drums), Laurent Imbeau (bass) and Patrick Gravel (guitar/back vocals)

After a career spanning 26 years, Hanker announce today their retirement from the scene. It was more and more difficult for them to carry on with jobs and other daily obligations. However, their legacy is here to stay: 5 great CDs and 1 EP (which ALL received many praise reviews from diverse media) and countless gigs throughout these years.

One of the highlight is their appearance in Germany as one of the headliners at the Headbangers Open Air festival in July 2004. Hanker went out on a high note with their latest album Conspiracy Of Mass Extinction released in 2010 via Hellion Records in Germany, which received many great reviews.

The band members would like to sincerely thank all their fans that have been exceptionally loyal throughout all these years and all the metal media that have supported them in this great ride.



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