Tuska Festival Postponed

November 23rd, 2010
by Arto Lehtinen

Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, the biggest metal festival in Finland, has changed its dates for the 2011 festival. The 14th annual Tuska Festival will be held at the new location of Suvilahti, Helsinki, during July 22.-24. The reason for this change of dates is that a certain international festival will most likely be organizing their Finnish festival in Helsinki on the very same weekend Tuska had announced as their 2011 festival dates.

www.tuska-festival.fi

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GOATWHORE confirmed for SPLATTERHOUSE® soundtrack; tour with Watain, Black Anvil is underway!

November 22nd, 2010
by EvilG

GOATWHORE confirmed for SPLATTERHOUSE® soundtrack; tour with Watain, Black Anvil is underway!

Goatwhore’s Apocalyptic Havoc has been confirmed for the soundtrack for upcoming Xbox 360® and PlayStation® 3 game, SPLATTERHOUSE (Rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB and releasing November 23, 2010). The entire soundtrack consists of some of the best metal that’s out today and fits perfectly with the game’s over-the-top violent imagery. Fans can check out SPLATTERHOUSE trailers, Goatwhore tour dates, videos and order the game right now at metalblade.com/goatwhore!

The SPLATTERHOUSE in game soundtrack includes:

Goatwhore – “Apocalyptic Havoc”

The Accused – “Pounding Nails”

ASG – “Dream Song”

Cavalera Conspiracy – “Must Kill”

Five Finger Death Punch – “Dying Breed”

The Haunted – “Hollow Ground”

High On Fire – “Fire, Flood & Plague”

Invisible Enemies – “Dead Eyes”

Lamb of God – “Walk With Me in Hell”

Mastodon – “Blood and Thunder”

Municipal Waste – “Rigorous Vengeance”

Mutant Supremacy – “Morbid Dismemberment”

Terrorizer – “Dead Shall Rise”

WolfShirt – “Headlong Into Monsters”

Goatwhore’s Apocalyptic Havoc video recently appeared in an episode of Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC in a segment about extreme metal-inspired artist, Buff Monster. The segment can be seen on Hulu.com now HERE. And make sure not miss Goatwhore on tour this Fall with Watain and Black Anvil!

Goatwhore’s Carving Out The Eyes Of God is out NOW and is their most critically acclaimed album to date.

“The band’s tightest, most guitar-driven offering to date. An unholy smorgasbord of rigid tempo shifts, gargantuan hooks, blasting black mass anthems, and Falgoust’s soot and venom snarl” Decibel Magazine

“Their most varied record to date. Songs sear with an old-school, punk propelled urgency that comes from years of Motörhead, Venom, and Hellhammer worship.” Revolver Magazine

“Like a modern day, roid injected sword fight between Celtic Frost and Venom…a must have for anyone who has every raised a set of horns.” Outburn Magazine

“Falgoust is a master at rabid, feral poetry, penning apocalyptic manifestos rich in detail and rhythm, but doesn’t permit his voice to overtake the music.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

GOATWHORE

Tour w/ Watain and Black Anvil

11/22 Dallas, TX The Loft

11/23 Austin, TX Emo’s

11/24 Houston, TX Numbers

11/26 Metairie, LA The Bar

11/27 Orlando, FL Back Booth

11/29 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade

11/30 Baltimore, MD Sonar

12/01 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s

12/02 New York, NY Santos Party House

12/03 Montreal, QB Les Foufounes Electriques

12/04 Toronto, ON The Opera House

http://www.splatterhousegame.com

http://www.youtube.com/SplatterhouseGame

http://www.twitter.com/westmansion

http://www.facebook.com/splatterhousegame

http://www.myspace.com/goatwhore

http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666

http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola

http://www.youtube.com/goatwhore

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EPICA – Free Live Webcast Announced

November 22nd, 2010
by EvilG

TheRave.com will be streaming EPICA live in concert from The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. The worldwide broadcast will begin at 8pm CDT (9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific/2a GMT) on Sunday, November 28th. The concert will also be rebroadcast at a later date to be determined. SCAR SYMMETRY, BLACKGUARD and THE AGONIST are also scheduled to be a part of the broadcast.

The stream is free for fans around the world to view from the comfort of their home computers. Visit this location to be a part of this exclusive event.

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OVERKILL SIDE PROJECT BRONX CASKET CO. SIGNS TO EONE MUSIC

November 22nd, 2010
by EvilG
BRONX CASKET CO.

BRONX CASKET CO.

(New York, NY) — eOne Music has signed a world wide deal with NY rock band BRONX CASKET CO. “I am totally psyched to be working with eOne for the new Bronx Casket release! They did an amazing job with the Overkill record and I know they will do the same for this.  Having a label home where people “get” it and are psyched to work a record is a great feeling, ” says front man DD Verni.

The band originally formed in 1998 by Overkill co-founder and bassist DD Verni.  Having played in one of the most respected thrash bands ever for over 2 decades, why have another band.  Two reason states DD, “the challenge of writing interesting new material and for fun of course!”

The bands second release caught the ear of playwright Andrea Lepcio. Soon after, Verni and Lepcio were collaborating with 3-time Tony Winner Hinton Battle to direct and choreograph. Soon the seeds of The “Bronx Casket Co, A New Musical” were planted. Verni quickly recruited several members from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to perform. The cast consisted of performers from the Broadway shows Hairspray, Rent and Dance of the Vampire. There have been several performances off-Broadway for producers/backers and the show is still in the writing stages. It has a gothic/Broadway score with a twisted love story woven throughout. Songs from the first two Bronx Casket Co. releases are included in the show, as well as 13 new songs D.D. Verni penned just for the musical.

It’s been five years since BRONX CASKET CO last released an album and has been well worth the wait. Verni concludes, “This Bronx Casket record is the best we have done, and we are looking forward to getting out on the road and doing some shows.” As with every Bronx Casket Co release Verni has charted new territory, and stretched his writing boundaries.

For more information on The Bronx Caskett Co, visit:

http://www.myspace.com/bronxcasketco
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bronx_Casket_Co.

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GRIFTEGARD: Three Tracks From Overlooked Full-Length Streaming Via Decibel Magazine

November 22nd, 2010
by EvilG

Norrköping, Sweden doom metal goliaths GRIFTEGÅRD – vocalist Thomas Eriksson (Bokor), guitarist/lyricist Ola Blomkvist (Spetälsk, The Doomsday Cult), guitarist Per Broddesson (The Doomsday Cult, Wolverine etc.), bassist Thomas Jansson (Wolverine), and drummer Jens Gustafsson —  unleashed their debut full-length, Solemn-Sacred-Severe, in the US earlier this year via Van Records. Branded “a milestone” by Sweden Rock Magazine, who gave the record a much-deserved 9/10 rating upon its Euro release late last year, Solemn-Sacred-Severe was recorded and mixed during the first half of 2009 in Milk Studios, Norrköping, and produced by the band, with co-producer engineer/studio owner Magnus Jonsson. Arguably one of the genre’s most eclectic offerings this year, the riff heavy masterwork includes appearances from various friends of the band, all of whom added to the already multi-textured epic doom hymns.

If you somehow missed witnessing the inherent crush of this record upon its release, now’s your chance to check out three tracks — “Charles Taze Russell,” “I Refuse These Ashes,” and “Noah’s hands” (complete with commentary from Blomkvist) — courtesy of Decibel Magazine HERE.
http://www.myspace.com/griftegrd
http://www.van-records.de

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RANDY RHOADS – Rare and Unpublished Photos

November 22nd, 2010
by EvilG

The Metal Den  has obtained several unpublished photos of late great guitarist Randy Rhoads performing  with OZZY OSBOURNE in Rochester, NY on April 29, 1981.

This coming December 6 is Randy’s birthday, and had he lived the ‘forever young’ pioneer of  neo-classical metal would be staring down 54 years of age. One thing is for sure, Randy’s six string
wizardry will never be forgotten.

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AS THEY SLEEP RELEASES SOLID STATE RECORDS DEBUT, ‘DYNASTY’Full album stream up on AOL.com

November 22nd, 2010
by EvilG
As They Sleep debuts track from 'Dynasty'

As They Sleep 'Dynasty'

DETROIT, MI – As They Sleep, Detroit’s rising technical death metal group, is proud to announce the release of its second full-length record, and Solid State Records debut, Dynasty, available everywhere today.  Dynasty can be purchased online through the Solid State Records webstore at: http://zambooie.com/details.tpl?sku=SSRCD26491 and on iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dynasty/id401374105.

“We are super stoked for the release today,” said vocalist, Aaron Bridgewater.  “I was running errands this morning and saw it in an FYE store, GEEKED!  Christmas came early for us this year… A very metal Christmas indeed!”

The punishing concept album, with a focus on the rise and fall of empires throughout history, is currently streaming in its entirety this week at: http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/10.

The track list for Dynasty is…

1. Oracle of the Dead

2. To the Republic

3. The Third Reich

4. Bedlam at the Nile

5. The Darkest Ages

6. Ritual

7. The Offering

8. Attila

9. Poseidon

10. God of War

11. The Unseen

The music video for the first single off Dynasty, “Oracle of the Dead”, will premiere in the coming weeks.  A behind the scenes video blog of the “Oracle of the Dead” video shoot can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWhJqkZ6lAA.

Be sure to check out Aaron Bridgewater’s blog post at: http://www.solidstaterecords.com/artists/287/As_They_Sleep/blog/271/, for even more details aboutDynasty.

Stay tuned for more information on As They Sleep, Dynasty, and the “Solid State Records: A Very Metal Christmas Tour”.

“Solid State Records: A Very Metal Christmas Tour”…

Nov 30 – El Paso, TX @ Open Gate

Dec 2 – Yucca Valley, CA @ Joshua Springs Chapel

Dec 3 – Ventura, CA @ Epic Ventura

Dec 4 – Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater

Dec 5 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

Dec 6 – Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe

Dec 7 – Mesa, AZ @ The Underground

Dec 8 – Albuquerque, NM @ Tramway Community

Dec 10 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Bandwagon

Dec 11 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory

Dec 12 – Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
As They Sleep online… 

www.myspace.com/astheysleep

www.facebook.com/pages/As-They-Sleep/36666539944

www.solidstaterecords.com

www.heavymetal.about.com/b/2010/11/21/5-questions-with-as-they-sleep.htm

www.highwiredaze.com/solidstatexmas

As They Sleep is…
Aaron Bridgewater – Vocals
Nick Morris – Guitar
Barry Gomez – Guitar
Derek Kosiba – Bass
Tony Lukitsh – Drums

Fresno Media www.fresnomediausa.com

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DIABOLICAL Signs North American Deal With Abyss Records; Announce New Album and European Tour

November 22nd, 2010
by EvilG

Swedish death metal veterans DIABOLICAL have signed with Abyss Records for the worldwide release of their upcoming full-length album, Ars Vitae; due out in February of 2011.

Ars Vitae contains 17 tracks and will feature a mix of new material – recorded earlier this year at Necromorbus Studios – and previously unreleased recordings. The band has recently made one new song, “Eye,” available for download on their website (www.diabolical.se). The track can also be previewed on the band’s official YouTube channel -www.youtube.com/user/DiabolicalOfficial. “It’s an honour having a dedicated label like Abyss releasing the album over there, we are looking forward to that.” comments guitarist Carl Stjärnlöv.

For more on DIABOLICAL visit:

www.diabolical.se

www.myspace.com/religionist

www.facebook.com/diabolicalofficial

In preparation for the release of Ars Vitae, DIABOLICAL has announced the following European tour dates with URN and INTERMENT:

BLACK STEEL WORSHIP TOUR 2010

24.11 Sweden – Stockholm – Sugarbar

25.11 Germany – Hamburg – Bambi Galore

26.11 The Netherlands – Tilburg – 013 *

27.11 Germany – Wermelskirchen – AJZ Bahndamm

28.11 Italy – Brescia – Decimo Secolo

30.11 Slovenia – Ljubljana – Channel Zero

01.12 Slovakia – Bratislava – Randal Club

02.12 Slovakia – Banska Bystrica – Tirish Pub

03.12 Czech Republic – Slavonice – Kawarna

04.12 Germany – Bitterfeld – Festung

05.12 Germany – Berlin – Blackland

* with MISERY INDEX + GRAVE + BLACK BREATH + ARISIS etc

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BLACKGUARD GIVE ALBUM UPDATE AND ANNOUNCE SYMPHONY X DATES

November 22nd, 2010
by EvilG

Since their announcement of joining the Victory Records family, Blackguard has been touring non-stop and gearing up for their next record.

“This is going to be our most dynamic release to date. We’re going to have a few slower songs on this album; more head banging tunes. We’re also going to be introducing some new elements to our song to mix things up a bit. Not to sound too cliché but we definitely don’t want to write the same record over and over again and this record is going to be a great step forward for us.” Says vocalist Paul Ablaze.

Set for an early Spring 2011 release date, Blackguard have been, and will be on tour, keeping their name and their music familiar, ensuring not to disappoint. Currently, the band is on tour with Epica, Scar Symmetry and the Agonist. They have ecently announced their involvement in the Symphony X tour slated to kick off April 21st in Philadelphia, immediately after their return from yet-to-be-announced European dates.

“It is a dream tour. Our band has spent the better part of the last 2 years on tour to get to this point. We very much look forward to seeing old friends, making new friends and being a part of what will be the supreme springtime event. We want to thank everyone involved for giving us this opportunity and we will not disappoint.”

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Dawn of Ashes music video ‘making-of’ featured on Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps

November 22nd, 2010
by EvilG

Dawn of Ashes music video ‘making-of’ featured on Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps!;  On tour now with Dimmu Borgir and Enslaved

Dawn of Ashes shot their new video for Transformation Within Fictional Mutation just weeks ago with director David H. Greathouse (special effects master, film director and music video director behind Mushroomhead’s videos). The video was produced by Robert Kurtzman’s (KNB EFX founder, F/X legend, director) PRECINCT 13, who also handled the special effects. Dawn of Ashes shot on location at the Bissman Building in Mansfield, Ohio, which is widely rumored to be haunted and was recently featured on an episode of the Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunters.

The behind the scenes footage for Transformation Within Fictional Mutation can be seen now on episode #15 of Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps over on creaturecorps.net! Make sure to watch the episode to see how the special effects of this over-the-top music video came together.

The Transformation Within Fictional Mutation video was recently premiered on BloodyDisgusting.com and can be seen now on MetalBlade.tv. Dawn of Ashes’ tour with Dimmu Borgir and Enslaved is underway and wraps up on December 14th in Quebec City, Canada.

“DAWN OF ASHES —a horror metal group complete with flesh-eaten faces—are 100 percent melodic death metal. And what works for this band (unlike so many of their counterparts) is that the songs here aren’t built around the strengths of any one member. Vocals aren’t over-the-top, solos aren’t soul-sucking and the drummer doesn’t go nuts on the China cymbal during breakdowns… the ability to play Chapters over and over and not get sick of it shows that this band is doing a lot right.” Decibel Magazine

“A whirlwind of eerie melodic black metal” Revolver Magazine

“Kristof Bathory will scare the crap out of you with his delivery. It’s definitely an album worth listening to though, just maybe not before bed.” Powerplay Magazine (UK)

DAWN OF ASHES

Tour w/ Dimmu Borgir, Enslaved, and Blood Red Throne

11/19 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center

11/21 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater

11/22 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory

11/23 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre

11/24 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo

11/26 Reno, NV The Knitting Factory

11/27 Pomona, CA The Fox Theater

11/28 San Francisco, CA The Regency Grand Ballroom

11/30 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues

12/01 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater

12/02 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre

12/03 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre

12/04 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater

12/06 Dallas, TX House of Blues

12/07 Houston, TX House of Blues

12/09 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

12/10 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

12/11 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom

12/12 Toronto, ON Sound Academy

12/13 Montreal, QC Metropolis

12/14 Quebec City, QC Imperial

http://www.dawnofashes.com/

http://www.myspace.com/dawnofashes

http://www.facebook.com/dawnofashesofficial

http://twitter.com/dawnofashes

http://www.metalblade.com/dawnofashes/

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‘METAL SURVIVAL KIT’ 3-CD, 1-DVD BOX SET OUT NOW IN EUROPE

November 22nd, 2010
by EvilG

METAL SURVIVAL KIT, an essential box set for all metalheads and an ideal gift for Christmas, is out now in Europe for the amazing price of just one regular CD.

Celebrating the diversity of metal music, METAL SURVIVAL KIT offers over 80 killer tracks spread across three CDs and a DVD, all housed together in a rigid, deluxe “survival” box including free earplugs in a handy holder, a woven patch, a keyring and stickers.

The three CDs – ‘Festival Faves’, ‘Future Classics’ and ‘Under the Radar’ – offer an indispensable mix of classic metal hits, the best of metal’s new breed and true underground artists.  The DVD features classic metal videos as well as previously unreleased offerings.

METAL SURVIVAL KIT includes tracks from such metal greats as NAPALM DEATH, AT THE GATES, DEICIDE, CARCASS, MORBID ANGEL, GODFLESH, CLUTCH, EVILE, WHITE WIZZARD, ENFORCER, OCEANO, MUNICIPAL WASTE, BONDED BY BLOOD, GAMA BOMB and many more.

At the incredible price of a normal CD, the 3-CD, 1-DVD METAL SURVIVAL KIT is the ultimate bargain for all true metalheads and is an ideal Christmas present.  Get your copy now in Europe from the Earache Webstore at http://earache.com/webstore/product_info.php/products_id/2520

You can also get METAL SURVIVAL KIT from Play.com at http://www.play.com/Music/CD/4-/16298807/Metal-Survival-Kit/Product.html

View an image of the METAL SURVIVAL KIT at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/metalsurvivalkit.jpg

Watch a video unveiling the box and its contents at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr9l87LNyXQ

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JAG PANZER – Cover Art And Tracklist Of Forthcoming Album Revealed

November 22nd, 2010
by EvilG

US traditional power metallers JAG PANZER have revealed the cover art and tracklist of their forthcoming album, Scourge Of The Light. Check out the artwork, painted by LA artist Justin Yun, below.

Jag Panzer - Scourge Of The Light (band logo and album title not yet added to artwork)

Jag Panzer - Scourge Of The Light (band logo and album title not yet added to artwork)

The album tracklist as follows:

‘Condemned To Fight’

‘The Setting Of The Sun’

‘Bringing On The End’

‘Call To Arms’

‘Cycles’

‘Overlord’

‘Let It Out’

‘Union’

‘Burn’

The Book Of Kells’

The album is slated for a February 2011 release through SPV. More details will be revealed soon.

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BUCKCHERRY – guitarist Keith Nelson

November 22nd, 2010
by Marko Syrjala
Buckcherry

BUCKCHERRY

INTERVIEW AND LIVE PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS BY VILLE RUSO

The Los Angeles based hard rock band Buckcherry was originally formed in 1995 by vocalist Joshua Todd and guitarist Keith Nelson. The original line up also included bassist Jonathan Brightman, drummer Devon Glenn and second guitarist Yogi who joined bands ranks a few years later. In 1999 band signed a record deal with DreamWorks Records and their self titled debut album was then released later on the same year. The hit singles; “Lit Up” and For the Movies” helped band to reach great success. Their sophomore album TIMEBOMB was released in 2001 but although the band then got a great gig as a support act for AC/DC – they surprisingly went into hiatus, just one year later, when Josh decided to leave group and start his solo career.  It wasn’t until 2005 when Josh and Keith decided reform Buckcherry, now with all renewed lineup. Drummer Xavier Muriel, bassist Jimmy Ashhurst and guitarist Stevie D. were the new members and together this lineup soon released Buckcherry’s most successful album to date called 15. The album went to platinum in States with the help of mega successful singles “Crazy Bitch” and “Sorry”.  BLACK BUTTERFLY was released in 2008 and on following year band released its first ever live release called LIVE & LOUD. Buckcherry’s fifth studio album ALL NIGHT LONG came out just a couple of months ago and it finally did bring band back to Europe. A package tour called TASTE OF CHAOS arrived in Helsinki on mid November and then we had a chance to sit down with Keith Nelson and talk about the bands current activities, the past, and some future plans as well. Read on!

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ANNIHILATOR – Vocalist Dave Padden

November 22nd, 2010
by Arto Lehtinen

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Interview with vocalist Dave Padden

INTERVIEW BY ARTO LEHTINEN AND MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

Long time Canadian thrash metal icons, Annihilator, are known for being the soul and mind of the guitar wizard Jeff Waters who has navigated the band throughout the years. However, the guitarist/vocalist Dave Padden has become an essential part of the Annihilator camp within these past seven – eight years. Annihilator has visited Finland a couple of times before as a support for Judas Priest in 1991 and Trivium a few years back. It was clearly time for them to have the headliner slot here. The Tavastia club was entirely packed when Waters and company got on the stage. Before the four piece thrashers stormed onto the stage to wake the fury, we had the privilege of having a chat with the vocalist of Annihilator Dave Padden who talked about the on-going tour, the re-issued albums, and several other interesting issues about the mighty Annihilator!


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Michael Monroe on Another Night In The Sun Tour 2010 at Kb Malmoe, Sweden

November 22nd, 2010
by Anders Sandvall

 

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Michael Monroe

Another Night In The Sun Tour 2010

Kulturbolaget

Malmoe

Sweden

12/10-2010

 

Reviewed and live photos by: Anders Sandvall

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