OZZY OSBOURNE Documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne To Debut At Tribeca Festival

March 15th, 2011
by EvilG
OZZY OSBOURNE Documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne

OZZY OSBOURNE Documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne

Rick Warner from Bloomberg reports that the OZZY OSBOURNE documentary, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, will be shown at the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from April 20th to May 1st in New York.

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (originally given the MUCH BETTER title ‘Wreckage Of My Past: The Story Of Ozzy Osbourne’), directed by Mike Fleiss and Mike Piscitelli, recounts the turbulent career of the heavy metal musician turned reality-show star. The 91 minute film is also the first release from his son Jack Osbourne’s Jacko Productions.

Ozzy Osbourne’s four decade track record as a culturally relevant artist is unprecedented, but his personal struggles have been shrouded in secrecy, until now. Featuring never before seen footage uncovered from the archives and interviews with PAUL McCARTNEY, TOMMY LEE and others, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne is the first documentary to take viewers inside the complex mind of rock’s great icon. Emerging from a working class family in war torn England, Osbourne and his neighborhood friends formed BLACK SABBATH and invented heavy metal. Plagued by self doubt, Osbourne the solo superstar went on a binge that lasted 40 years. God Bless Ozzy Osbourne will relive the highs of his triumphs as well as his journey to sobriety, which Ozzy regards as his greatest accomplishment.

Filming for God Bless Ozzy Osbourne began in January 2008. The documentary will reportedly include additional interviews with all the principal members of Black Sabbath, the various incarnations of Ozzy’s solo band, family and friends.

Jack Osbourne recently completed God Bless Ozzy Osbourne and talks about it with Artisan News below:

 

 

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JUDAS PRIEST – Berlin Date Added To Epitaph World Tour

March 15th, 2011
by EvilG
Judas Priest

Judas Priest

British metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have added a date in Berlin, Germany to their upcoming Epitaph World Tour. The band will play O2 World on August 9th. See their complete tour schedule below.

Judas Priest are looking for fan-input for the set-list. Says the band: “We are planning on possibly doing a track from every album throughout our career in the set list so let us know what your favourites are and maybe we’ll pick some of them!!”

Post your Epitaph Tour set-lists requests here.

Despite announcing their final world tour, Judas Priest are writing new material. Says the band in a brief update: “All is going really well – more details later!”

 

A press release on Judas Priest’s final tour reads as follows:

 

“After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking their very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, Judas Priest – one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, have announced this will be their final world tour!!

 

However, the mighty Priest will certainly be going out strong as they rock the planet starting in 2011 on the massive Epitaph tour – hitting all the major cities throughout the world they will be playing the songs that helped make the name Judas Priest synonymous with heavy metal!

 

With all guns blazing and amps cranked to eleven, the band will be giving all their fans one last chance to witness the ultimate metal experience that is Judas Priest!”

 

 

Judas Priest Epitaph tour dates:

 

June

7 – Eindhaar – Tilburg, Holland

9 – Sweden Rock – Solvesborg, Sweden

11 – Sauna Festival – Tampere, Finland

14 – Spektrum – Oslo, Norway

15 – Edward Greig Plass – Bergen, Norway

17 – Copenhell Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark

19 – Hellfest – Nantes, France

20 – Le Zenith – Paris, France

22 – Gods of Metal Festival – Milan, Italy

23 – Sonisphere Festival – Switzerland

25 – Graspop Festival – Dessel, Belgium

27 – Zenith – Munich, Germany

28 – O2 Arena – Prague, Czech Republic

29 – Stadthalle – Vienna, Austria

 

July

1 – Belgrade Arena – Belgrade, Serbia

3 – Romexpo – Bucharest, Romania

5 – Water Park, P Faliro – Athens, Greece

8 – Akademik Stadium – Sofia, Bulgaria

10 – Kazlicesme Festival Site – Istanbul, Turkey

 

July (with QUEENSRŸCHE and RIVAL SONS)

15 – Newport Centre – Newport, UK

16 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK

17 – The Dome – Doncaster, UK

19 – SECC – Glasgow, Scotland

20 – Metro Arena – Newcastle, UK

21 – Civic Hall – Wolverhampton, UK

23 – High Voltage Festival – London, UK

24 – BIC – Bournemouth, UK

 

July

27 – Atlantico Pavillion – Lisbon, Portugal

29 – Coliseum – La Coruna, Spain

30 – La Cubierta – Madrid, Spain

31 – Bec – Bilbao, Spain

 

August

2 – Badalona – Barcelona, Spain

5 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany

7 – Colmar Wine Festival – Colmar, France

9 – O2 World – Berlin, Germany

10 – Metal Hammer Festival/Spodek – Katowice, Poland

11 – Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary

 

 

 

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New Contest from Eddie Trunk! Attend Private VIP Media Event at Hard Rock Café in NYC’s Times Square

March 15th, 2011
by EvilG
EDDIE TRUNK Book Contest: "Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal"

EDDIE TRUNK Book Contest: "Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal"

Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal“, hits shelves Friday, April 1st, & we want YOU to be at the Private VIP Media Event at Hard Rock Café in NYC’s Times Square! ENTER NOW!

(1) rockin’ winner gets:

This is your chance to mingle with Rock’s finest, at the city’s sickest venue!  This giveaway ends on Sunday, March 20th, so enter now to win your way into the kickass event of the year!

 

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DOWNSPIRIT To Support GRAVE DIGGER for European Tour

March 15th, 2011
by EvilG
Downspirit

Downspirit

DOWNSPIRIT, the German/Swiss blues/metal-oriented band formed by SYMPHORCE/ex-FREEDOM CALL guitarist Cedric “Cede” Dupont, have announced a string of European dates supporting GRAVE DIGGER. Downspirit’s live itinerary can be seen below.

 

Downspirit recently announced a new bassist and drummer to their ranks. Longtime friends Dennis Wohlbold (bass) and Steffen Theurer (drummer) are taking over the rhythm duties from now on.

 

The band states: “We are so excited to have found such a blasting replacement and enrichment on the rhythm section! Everything sounds killer and we can’t wait for you to meet Dennis and Steffen (Theurer) on one of our next shows. Seb and Sven decided to head on for a different future in their lifes, and we wish them all the best!”

 

Downspirit tour dates:

 

March (with Grave Digger, Orden Ogan)

25 – Speyer, Germany – Halle 101

27 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp

30 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Rockfabrik

31 – Munich, Germany – New Backstage

 

April

2 – Osnabrück, Germany – Headbanger’s Ballroom

 

April (with Grave Digger, Orden Ogan)

3 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7

9 – Andernach, Germany – Live Club

10 – Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebob

 

April

16 – Basel, Switzerland – Redrocks

30 – Esslingen, Germany – Komma

 

May

20 – Lengnau, Switzerland – AG Halt Festival

 

June

11 – Schleswig, Germany – Valhalla Festival

24 – Speyer, Germany – Halle 101

25 – Weiher, Germany – Live Music Hall

 

July

1 – Biesenthal b. Berlin, Germany – Kiss my Rock Festival TBA

 

November

19 – Donaueschingen, Germany – Delta Animal House

 

December

17 – Winterthur, Switzerland – Albani

 

Downspirit is:

 

Steffen Lauth – Vocals

Cédric “Cede” Dupont – Lead Guitars

Axel “Aki” Reissmann – Rhythm Guitars

Dennis Wohlbold – Bass

Steffen Theurer – Drums

 

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FIREWIND – “Embrace The Sun” Video Clip launched online

March 15th, 2011
by EvilG

FIREWIND – “Embrace The Sun” Video Clip launched online; Digital Single out now; Gus G. nominated for Metal Hammer UK’s Golden God Award; FIREWIND confirmed to appear at UK’s Sonisphere festival!

Greece’s melodic Metal shooting stars FIREWIND, led by the modern day guitar hero Gus G, are proud to launch their newest video for the “Days Of Defiance” album release: The clip for the band’s new single “Embrace The Sun” was directed by acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Arch Enemy, etc.) and can now be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlstARCNT2c

FIREWIND are releasing their newest single “Embrace The Sun” all over Europe digitally today (See the artwork above!). The single for the acclaimed album track “Embrace The Sun” comes with a special instrumental mixdown of the song as b-side as well as the video clip for song both in regular and in alternate band-performance-only version. It can be purchased here via I-Tunes: http://itunes.apple.com/de/album/embrace-the-sun-single/id421516777

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

A special, behind-the-scenes look into the making of the “Embrace The Sun” video and the previously released first clip “World On Fire” alongside interviews with the band members can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaQ_LRmrAgU

Gus G.’s guitar prowess was recently further validated as UK’s METAL HAMMER magazine has nominated him for a 2011 “Golden God” award in the “best shredder” category, recognizing not only the fantastic work he has done recently as Ozzy Osbourne’s right hand man, but also the incredible contribution to metal he continues with the mighty Firewind! Support Gus G. by visiting the poll and giving your vote via the link below:   http://goldengods.metalhammer.co.uk

Previously, US magazine Revolver had announced Gus G. to be nominated as well in the “Best Guitarist” category of the “Golden Gods” award, which is decided upon by fan voting. Click now on the link below to cast your vote for Gus now and stay tuned as the winners will be announced live on April 20th at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles: http://www.revolvermag.com/beta/goldengods/voting

Presented by the Guitar magazine (Germany) and Top Guitar magazine (Poland), Gus G. most recently showcases some of his breathtaking playing techniques in a contest clip that invites other talented players to reproduce the piece as video recording on their own in order qualify to be handpicked by Gus to win one of his ESP Ltd. signature model guitars as well as a Blackstar HT 5S Ministack Amp. Additionally FIREWIND shirts will be given away too…

The contest runs up to April 15th, 2011, so find more details and get ready for some quality shredding right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzpCnZol_zk

Furthermore, Gus G. has been featured in a new commercial by his longtime guitar partners ESP. The clip can be watched here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHYf1-Txzww

Soon to announce intense headlining tour activity for both in North America and Europe for the Fall, FIREWIND have just been announced to appear at this year’s UK edition of the Sonisphere festival, taking place in Knebworth, UK on July 8th – 10th, 2011. FIREWIND will appear as part of a splendid line-up, which features the likes of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Motörhead, The Sisters Of Mercy, Mastodon, In Flames, Architects, Volbeat and many, many more.

Gus G. comments on FIREWIND’s appearance as follows: “We’re very excited for our debut performance at Sonisphere festival! We’re truly honoured to be a part of Sonisphere UK and to share the stage with the Big 4 and so many other great bands!! Knebworth get ready, we’ll set your world on fire!!!”.

More details about UK’s Sonisphere can be found here: http://uk.sonispherefestivals.com

FIREWIND have also confirmed to be appearing at Basinfire Festival in Czech Republic on July 1st. Here are all upcoming festival dates announced so far:

FIREWIND live shows 2011:

19.06.2011 Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France / www.hellfest.fr
25.06.2011 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium / www.graspop.be
01.07.2011 Basinfire Festival, Spálené Poříčí, Czech Republic / http://www.basinfirefest.cz
08.–10.07.2011 Sonisphere Festival – Knebworth, UK / http://uk.sonispherefestivals.com
More dates will be announced soon…

Check out the furious opening track “The Ark Of Lies” from FIREWIND’s current masterpiece album “Days Of Defiance” completely free after you tweet or Facebook about the song. Go here for more details: www.centurymedia.com/specials/firewind/

FIREWIND online:
http://www.firewind.gr
http://www.myspace.com/firewind

Also visit:
http://www.centurymedia.com
http://www.myspace.com/centurymediaeurope
http://www.youtube.com/centurymedia
http://www.twitter.com/centurymediaeu

Check out the new Century Media webshop: http://www.cmdistro.com

 

 

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Crocell inks deal with Ultimhate Records

March 15th, 2011
by EvilG

The Danish death metal band Crocell have inked a deal with Ultimhate Records, who will release the band’s second album, “The Wretched Eidola”, on April 26 in Denmark and April 29 in the rest of the world.

 

During the last months Crocell have negotiated with several labels, which is why the follow-up to 2008’s “The God We Drowned” has been delayed a while. But now Crocell have agreed on a deal with the Belgian label Ultimhate Records, who recently also released the debut album by the fellow Danes in Essence.

 

Guitarist Smukke Ken comments: “Ultimhate Records is a fairly small and new label but after a personal meeting with the A&R boss we had a great impression and they are very eager to release “The Wretched Eidola”. They are dedicated and willing to put a lot of effort into presenting this new album to as many people as possible – and now we are just looking forward to finally releasing it as well as getting out there on stage and present the new songs live!”

 

A few videos of Crocell’s performance at the Musik Aarhus Festival in January can be found on the band’s Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/crocelldk).

 

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POISON Celebrates 25 Years with ‘Double Dose Of Poison: Ultimate Hits’ & Tour

March 15th, 2011
by Celtic Bob

To celebrate Poison’s 25th Anniversary, 35 of the multi-platinum band’s top hits and fan favorites have been gathered for Double Dose Of Poison: Ultimate Hits, a new career-spanning 2CD and digital collection to be released May 3 by Capitol/EMI.  This summer, Poison will hit the road with Mötley Crüe and the New York Dolls for an extensive North American tour.

Double Dose Of Poison: Ultimate Hits features all of the band’s charting singles, including the #1 smash ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” Top 10 hits “Nothin’ But  A Good Time,” “Unskinny Bop,” and “Something To Believe In,” and other big hits and fan favorites, including “Talk Dirty To Me,” “I Want Action,” “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” “Fallen Angel,” “Ride The Wind,” and many more, including standouts from the band’s most recent album, 2007’s Poison’d!.

“Between Double Dose Of Poison and the 25th Anniversary Tour, I honestly can’t think of a better way to mark this major milestone,” says Poison’s singer Bret Michaels.  “I’m so excited to get back out on the road with the band again to celebrate – and ‘Double Dose’ is going to be such a must-have collection: All the hits in one place. This is going to be really special for all of the fans – and especially for all of those who have been with us since Day One.”

Poison’s highly-anticipated tour with Mötley Crüe and the New York Dolls kicks off June 7 at Dallas’ Gexa Energy Pavilion, before continuing on to more than 30 other cities and major venues across North America, including Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl on June 14, Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre on June 28, Detroit’s DTE Energy Music Center on June 29, and Chicago’s FMB Amphitheatre on July 1.

Bret Michaels has partnered with Dean Guitars to represent a line of guitars, and he will soon release a new vocal warm-up CD.  This fall, he’ll hit the high seas aboard the Bret Michaels Super Cruise.  Check www.bretmichaels.com for updates.

www.poisonweb.com

Double Dose Of Poison: Ultimate Hits [2CD, Digital]
Disc 1
Disc 2
1.  Talk Dirty To Me
1.  We’re An American Band
2.  I Want Action
2.  So Tell Me Why
3.  I Won’t Forget You
3.  No More Lookin’ Back [Live]
4.  Cry Tough
4.  Can’t You See
5.  Look What The Cat Dragged In
5.  Little Willy
6.  Nothin’ But A Good Time
6.  Suffragette City
7.  Fallen Angel
7.  Look But You Can’t Touch
8.  Every Rose Has Its Thorn
8.  Until You Suffer Some (Fire And Ice)
9.  Your Mama Don’t Dance
9.  Bastard Son Of A Thousand Blues
10.  Unskinny Bop
10.  Lay Your Body Down
11.  Rock And Roll All Nite
11.  Sexual Thing
12.  Ride The Wind
12.  (Flesh & Blood) Sacrifice
13.  Something To Believe In
13.  What I Like About You
14.  Life Goes On
14.  Love On The Rocks
15.  Stand
15.  Face The Hangman
16.  The Last Song
16.  Livin’ For The Minute
17.  Shooting Star
17.  Cover Of The Rolling Stone

18.  Poor Boy Blues

Poison: Confirmed North American Tour Dates
[all dates with Mötley Crüe and New York Dolls]
June 07           Dallas, TX                               Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 09           San Antonio, TX                      AT&T Center
June 10           Houston, TX                            Toyota Center
June 12           Albuquerque, NM                     Hard Rock Pavilion
June 14           Los Angeles, CA                     Hollywood Bowl
June 15           San Francisco, CA                 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
June 17           Phoenix, AZ                             Desert Sky Pavilion
June 18           Las Vegas, NV                        TBD
June 19           Salt Lake City, UT                   USANA Amphitheatre
June 21           Kansas City, MO                     Sprint Center
June 22           Maryland Heights, MO             Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 24           Minneapolis, MN                      Target Center
June 25           Milwaukee, WI                         Bradley Center
June 26           Cincinnati, OH                         Riverbend Music Center
June 28           Toronto, ON                            Molson Amphitheatre
June 29           Clarkston, MI                           DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 01             Tinley Park, IL                         FMB Amphitheatre
July 02             Noblesville, IN                          Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 03             Nashville, TN                           Bridgestone Arena
July 05             Hollywood, FL                         Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
July 06             Tampa, FL                              St. Petersburg Times Forum
July 08             Biloxi, MS                                Mississippi Coast Coliseum
July 10             Atlanta, GA                              Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 12             Charlotte, NC                          Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 13             Hershey, PA                            Star Pavilion at Hershey Park
July 15             Uncasville, CT                         Mohegan Sun Arena
July 16             Camden, NJ                            Susquehanna Bank Center
July 19             Mansfield, MA                          Comcast Center
July 20             Uniondale, NY                         Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 22             Darien Center, NY                   Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 23             Saratoga Springs, NY             Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24             Pittsburgh, PA                         Stage AE
July 29             Youngstown, OH                     Covelli Centre
July 30             Frederick, MD                         Outlaw Jam 2011
July 31             Scranton, PA                           Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 5          Tomah, WI                              Fort McCoy

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BLIND GUARDIAN Update from Hansi!

March 15th, 2011
by EvilG
BLIND GUARDIAN

BLIND GUARDIAN

Another year, another message. Here, as promised a little while ago, the ultimate report about what we were dealing with the past few months and what to expect for the upcoming year.

I assume everyone reading these lines has had a chance to discover At the Edge of Timeand hopefully still enjoys it as much as we do. The very positive feedback we have gotten worldwide is of course a strong motivation for us. As said at other places before, we consider this album as the perfect connection between new and old. It contains a little bit of everything but still has a strong musical thread running throughout and offers us many options for our next projects.

It is no surprise when I tell you that the next journey will certainly lead us into an even more classical direction. There will be a few more trips to Prague necessary to finalize all orchestral recordings for our classical project but all things must come to an end eventually. The result of the stuff we have already recorded keeps me in a very good and optimistic mood, even though I consider the wait until the project’s completion very painful. Charlie [Bauerfeind] and I nonetheless will start working on the first vocal recordings during the next days. Since we will be interrupted by quite a lot of upcoming shows I would be happy if I were to find myself in a position to finish the first five songs vocalwise before the year is over. It is challenging stuff for everyone. One fine day, all of a sudden, when no one expects it, I will announce its completion. Certainly not within the next twelve months, but one very, very fine day.

From one long-term project to another. As we had time to share some serious moments with each other during the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise (somewhere on the oceans of time) Jon [Schaffer; Iced EarthSons of Liberty] and I had finally found the chance to put our minds together for a possible next Demons & Wizards album. We cheerfully simultaneously announced our wish to start working on it as quickly as possible. Although time is an issue for both of us we nonetheless decided to start songwriting together during the European summer festival season when Jon will be in Europe for Iced Earth performances. During that season we will use every possible moment to complete as much material as possible. To guarantee a good-mood-songwriting feeling I have already saved some good bottles of red wine and a smaller amount of Johnny Walker black label in our studio. Things are still in the mist but we are about to recognize structures of a busy future.

As for the people who have bought the limited edition and may have started wondering about the promised additional stuff on the connected media page I can, one more time, promise that your waiting will soon be over and all your doubts about the value of having such questionable access will be erased. We have several things we are about to accomplish during the next days. Once finished we will make an official announcement telling you when the material will be available for download.

Apart from having worked on some remixes of the new stuff we obviously were able to catch a lot of impressions from our time on the road during the last months. Touring in all these European and Northern American venues was a definite blast and we cannot wait to hit the next countries and cities fairly soon. As we recorded most of the shows we have played so far, I can tell you that there have been a number of outstanding magic moments. I mostly was impressed by the great response the new stuff has gotten. Even when we toured in the early nineties it usually took one round to establish new material. But that is not the case with any of the new ones we played. They immediately got very significant responses each night. Another approval for their quality, I dare to say. Of course, we will try to come up with more new songs for the shows we are going to play during the next months. Since we have some time to waste until then we have decided to work on even more songs to be performed for these shows. I will keep it a secret which songs we are working on… though it won ‘t be many, I have to confess. Yes, I know how to spoil a story. It ‘s one of my best qualities – apart from looking cool while sitting on a chair.

Enjoy life.

Hansi

 

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Prepare to be “Infected” by HAMMERFALL on May 20th

March 15th, 2011
by EvilG
HammerFall

HammerFall

In May, 20th, HAMMERFALL is going to release their new album called Infected.  Laying down the foundation themselves in their own studio in Sweden, the band then traveled to Nashville, TN, to finish it up with acclaimed producer James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF). He also mixed the album, giving it a decisive updated edge without losing anything of the essence of the band. “James helped us create something that was new and exciting while still in the line of our heritage”, Oscar Dronjak, guitar player and founder of the band, explains.

 

“Never before have we sounded this fresh and up to date without losing the essence of what HammerFall is all about: Pure “Infected” Heavy Metal!”, comments vocalist and frontman Joacim Cans.

 

You will experience us like you’ve never done before! We’ve got a lot of fresh influences shining through in the music, but everything you love about HammerFall will still be there“, says Oscar. “This is HammerFall in 2011, the legend has been reborn!”.

 

On March 12th, the album was introduced for the first time to an international group of press people in Göteborg, where the album received a great response. Metal Hammer Spain calls it “the HammerFall of the future“, while British Powerplay Magazine comments: “Infected will have the name HammerFall spreading like a virus. Prepare for an epidemic!”.

HammerFall - Infected
The slipcase cover.

 

The album consists eleven songs, and the limited first edition will also include a bonus DVD with unreleased video material of five of the Infected tracks.

 

A compete track listing of the album reads as follows:

 

Patient Zero

B.Y.H.

One More Time

The Outlaw

Send Me A Sign

Dia De Los Muertos

I Refuse

666 – The Enemy Within

Immortalized

Let’s Get It On

Redemption

 

The first single will be One More Time, released on April 6th, digital only. A video will be shot by Patrick Ullaeus, who is also responsible for the cover artwork of Infected.

 

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Kings of Black Metal location changed from Giessen to Alsfeld

March 15th, 2011
by EvilG

The Kings of Black Metal Festival location is changed from Giessen to nearby Alsfeld.
Beside the decreasing number of available tickets for the festival, following reasons led us to this decision:

– optimal transport connection (the railway station is just a few minutes away from the venue)
– free parking space in front of the hall
– more space inside of the hall for a more relaxed atmosphere
– better sound- and view conditions

All in all we consider these advantages decisive to displace the festival from Giessen to the town hall of nearby Alsfeld. We are sure that we are able to offer both the fans and the bands a higher quality festival there.

Kings of Black Metal Festival 2011
16.04.2011: Stadthalle Alsfeld, Alsfeld / Germany
http://www.myspace.com/kingsofblackmetal

/w WATAIN (Sweden), DORNENREICH (Austria), ENDSTILLE (Germany), TAAKE (Norway), CORPUS CHRISTII (Portugal), INQUISITION (USA), TROLL (Norway), ALCEST (France) and as special guest CHROME DIVISION (Norway)

Tickets available at:
http://www.db-agency.de/shop
http://www.db-agency.de/shop/product_info.php?info=p57_Kings-of-Black-Metal-2011.html

 

 

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SABATON – Drummer Leaves Tour

March 15th, 2011
by EvilG
Sabaton - Coat of Arms

Sabaton - Coat of Arms

THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

Unfortunately our drummer Daniel Mullback had to leave the current tour due to problems with his knees.

 

But… The show must go on, and this Swedish War Machine cannot be stopped that easy…

We stole Nightmare´s drummer Kevin, did some rehearsals during the day and were able to do the whole show yesterday.

 

For the last shows we have recruited our old friend Robert Bäck from Falun to handle the drums.

 

With less then 24 hours to learn a complete Sabaton show we want to dedicate a huge thanks to Kevin who saved the day!

 

Achtung Panzer, we’ll never fall!

 

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ALICE COOPER To Release OLD SCHOOL Box Set

March 15th, 2011
by Celtic Bob
Alice Cooper box

Alice Cooper box

Due in June, the original Alice Cooper group box set comes in a commemorative 12-inch square “school desk” box and includes:

** Four CDs from the years 1964-1974:

– Disc 1: Demos, rarities, live, and advertisements
– Disc 2: Demos from “Muscle Of Love”, a pre-production of songs from “School’s Out”,1973 Madison Square Garden live track, and advertisements.
– Disc 3: Spoken word
– Disc 4: Live show of the 1971 “Killer” tour in St. Louis

* DVD (single disc in Amaray case) with three never-before-seen features (over two hours)

64-page, full-color yearbook style book with hard front and back cover:

– Period pictures of all band members, many never before seen
– Book written by Lonn Friend, a well-known heavy metal journalist

Gatefold folder containing:

– Two tour programs
– Ticket stubs
– Set list
– Five prints

* Bootleg Vinyl: 1971 “Killer” live show in St. Louis
* Seven-inch vinyl: Songs “Wonder Whose Lovin’ Her Now” and “Lay Down & Die, Goodbye” from The Nazz
* Immediate download of the “Elected” music video (AliceCooper.com exclusive) — available as a M4V or MOV download as soon as you complete the pre-order transaction.

 

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD WIN 2011 INDIE AWARD FOR “METAL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR”

March 14th, 2011
by EvilG
3 INCHES OF BLOOD

3 INCHES OF BLOOD

3 INCHES OF BLOOD are excited to announce that they have won the 2011 Indie award for “Metal Artist/Group Of The Year”. The 11th annual Indie Awards – or the “Grammys-of-the-Canadian-Indie-Scene” – took place on Saturday, March 12 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, marking the closing festivities of Canadian Music Week. Century Media, EMI Music Canada, and 3IOB’s entire Canadian team would like to congratulate the band on an incredible year!

 

3IOB vocalist Cam Pipes comments, “We’d like to thanks all our fans for voting for us. As a metal band, it’s nice to be recognized on a national scale. Congrats also to our friends in Cancer Bats who also picked up an Indie award the same night. Both bands winning sets up our upcoming tour together with a little extra notoriety.”

 

3 INCHES OF BLOOD will team up with fellow Canadians CANCER BATS for a cross- Canada run in May. Right before that they will hit the U.S. with SKELETONWITCH for a two week run through the Midwest and East coast, which will include a stop at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA on April 16th.

 

Born out of a love for pure metal, weaned on a diet of fantasy and mythology, Vancouver’s 3 INCHES OF BLOOD are one of the biggest defenders of traditional heavy metal and have been slaying the infidel for nearly a decade. In that time, they’ve released three albums and splattered the ground with crimson streaks while on tour with such acclaimed acts as Satyricon, The Black Dahlia Murder, Motorhead and Cradle of Filth, to name a few. The band’s latest album, the monumental Here Waits Thy Doom (September 8, 2009, Century Media) has set the standard for new heavy metal.

 

 

3 INCHES OF BLOOD: CANADIAN TOUR DATES

*w/Cancer Bats

 

March 24 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre – MANITOBA METALFEST

March 25 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo – MANITOBA METALFEST

May 2 – Banff, AB @ Devils Gap

May 3 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos

May 4 – Brandon, MB @ North Hill Inn *

May 6 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks *

May 7 – Timmins, ON @ The Victory Tavern *

May 9 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle *

May 10 – Moncton, NB @ The Manhattan *

May 11 – Charlottetown, PEI @ Hunter’s Ale House *

May 12 – Moncton, NB @ The Manhattan *

May 13 – Halifax, NS @ The Paragon Theatre *

May 14 – Halifax, NS @ The Pavilion *

May 15 – Fredericton, NB @ Nicky Zee’s Nightclub *

May 16 – Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Le Dartagnan *

May 17 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub *

May 18 – Kingston, ON @ Time To Laugh Comedy Club *

May 19 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club Theatre *

May 20 – London, ON @ Rumrunners *

May 21 – Sudbury, ON @ Jubilee Hall *

May 24 – Regina, SK @ The Distrikt *

May 25 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room *

May 26 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway bar – SAIT Campus *

May 27 – Kelowna, BC @ Flashbacks *

May 28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre *

May 29 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub *

 

For more information on 3 Inches of Blood, please visit: www.myspace.com/3iob

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TERMINATRYX – unique South African Industrial-Metal band

March 14th, 2011
by EvilG
TERMINATRYX > Rare South African Horror-laced music video / short film combo
“Virus” the Horror-inspired music video of Cape Town based female-fronted Industrial-Metal band TERMINATRYX is in fact a three-pronged project breaking South African boundaries and expectations.

Originally in October 2009 a werewolf transformation promo clip was produced by Paul BlomSonja Ruppersberg for their South African HORRORFEST Film Festival (est. 2005).  It was directed by Paul (also a Fangoria contributing writer), stars Sonja (who is the HorrorFest postergirl) and features make-up FX by Clinton Smith.

A woman finds an unmarked envelope on her doorstep containing an old Betamax tape.  She digs an old player from her cupboard and views it. A full moon appears on screen – and things get hairy(!)

See the uncensored TERMINATRYX “Virus” music video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDiRabFQXvg
Watch the original HorrorFest trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFh62j-3IpI
Catch a teaser of the expanded movie & music video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2pVRqC5Has

The outcome of this promo clip was very well received, and even American Werewolf In London director John Landis was impressed when it was passed on to him. With a very tight shoot of a single night for the original promo clip, some of the prosthetics by world class make-up FX artist Clinton Smith (from Cosmesis) could not be utilized.  (Smith has done exceptional work for movies like The Last House On The Left remake, Laconia, and Death Race 2).

So, mid-2010 they loaded up and head down the Cape Town east coast to Betty’s Bay, to expand upon this exciting clip.  This was transformed into the impacting “Virus” music video for Paul & Sonja’s band TERMINATRYX, as well as an even more involved short film, “Marked” (featuring soon at: http://www.YouTube.com/FlamedropProductions)

The bulk of this expanded shoot was done over a single weekend with very little sleep in the middle of the Cape Town winter (with a few pick-up shots in July and October). A grueling shoot had Sonja running around the woods in the cold night, and naked in a freezing mountain pool. The movie was shot on the Canon 5D MKII camera by Marnus Tredoux – camera supplied by Visual Impact / Magus, chosen for its superior quality and user friendly handling – http://www.visuals.tv This multi-purpose project is unlike any South African music video, short film, or promo clip, and was produced by Paul & Sonja’s Flamedrop Productions, in co-operation with Cosmesis Advanced Prosthetic Studio, Visual Impact / Magus, Magic Hour Productions, Furry Wood Productions and Silver Bullet Lighting. Both TERMINATRYX “Virus” and “Marked” made their debut at the 2010 South African HORRORFEST Film Festival over Halloween season, and got the Audience Choice Award, plus Best Special Make-Up FX.

Paul & Sonja are currently gearing up for another short film and music video, as well as writing a feature film screenplay. Another audio-visual project they spearhead is THE MAKABRA ENSEMBLE, creating new soundtracks for silent classics silent movies and performing it live to the screen. The next boundary-stretching TERMINATRYX release is a full remix album of their self-titled album incl. Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Sheep On Drugs (both UK), Industriezone (Austria), Modern-e-Quartet (Greece), The Awakening (RSA / USA), and local remixers like Battery 9, Mr. Sakitumi, Nul & more.

All TERMINATRYX releases can be found here: http://lnk.ms/F5g72
Music Credits:
“Virus” performed by TERMINATRYX
Music & Lyrics by Paul Blom – copyright 2008 Flamedrop Productions / ENT Entertainment
Movie Credits for “Marked” the short film / S.A. HORRORFEST promo clip / TERMINATRYX “Virus” music video:
Produced by: Paul André Blom, Sonja Ruppersberg, Clinton Smith, Louw Verwoerd
Starring: Sonja Ruppersberg, Paul Blom, Ronnie Belcher, Patrick Davidson
Directed by: Paul André Blom
Special Make-Up- & Prosthetic FX: Clinton Smith & the Cosmesis team (incl. Ashley, Liesl, Lauren, Gerald, Adrian, Michael, Jenny – full credits at end of the clip)
Director Of Photography & Camera: Marnus Tredoux
1st AD & Location: Louw Verwoerd
Editing / AfterFX / Grading: Leon Visser
Special smoke FX & blood splatter FX: Kevin Bitters
Music by: Terminatryx
Production Co-ordination: Jenny Verwoerd
Lighting: Silver Bullet
Additional shots: Paul Blom & Leon Visser
Camera Supply: Visual Impact / Magus
Assistants: Tiaan Barnard & Javan Mattei
Stills: Tiaan Barnard, Ronnie Belcher, Olivari Auret, Javan Mattei
(full detailed credits at the end of the movie)
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MASTIPHAL – new album trailer available!

March 14th, 2011
by EvilG

“Parvzya”, new studio album from Polish black metallers MASTIPHAL, will be released on May 15 via Witching Hour Productions. The CD was mixed and mastered with producer Sverker “Widda” Widgren at his Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm, Sweden (WATAIN, FUNERAL MIST, DESTROYER 666).

 

MASTIPHAL, one of the most important Polish black metal bands of the ’90s, recorded 10 new songs. However only 9 of them will be featured on CD version. In addition to the exclusive digibook CD as well as a limited LP version – 180-gram black grey vinyl with the full album on CD as bonus “Reclaming the Throne” song!

 

A short trailer for “Parvzya” can be viewed below.

 

 

Live premiere of the new tracks will take place June 3rd at the “Silesian Massacre” festival in Katowice, Poland, where MASTIPHAL will play with DODHEIMSGARD, URGEHAL, ENTOMBED and KATAKLYSM. MASTIPHAL have been confirmed also for “The Underground Unleashed 2011” festival (INCANTATION, DARZAMAT, DEMONICAL), set to take place September 30 – October 2, in Darjeeling, India.

 

 

“Parvzya” track listing:

 

1. Intro

2. The Wall of Phantom

3. Under The Sign of the Morning Star

4. May He Rot in Hell

5. Sovereign’s Return

6. Man Strikes God Falls

7. Nihil Esse

8. Parvzya

9. Chosen Obituaries

10. Reclaming the Throne*

11. Triumph of Destruction

 

*only vinyl edition

 

A double-CD digipack from MASTIPHAL was made available on September 25, 2009 via Witching Hour Productions. Entitled “Damnatio Memoriae”, the set contains the group’s entire discography and, as a special bonus, footage of band performing live in 1994 as well as the remastered audio track from that concert.

 

Mastiphal current line-up

Flauros – vocal

Daamr – guitars, bass

Oppressor – guitars, bass

Cymeris – guitars

Senator – drums

 

Discography:

“Sowing Profane Seed” – (Baron Records 1994)

“For a Glory of All Evil Spirits, Rise for Victory” –

(Baron Records 1995 /Nocturn Records 1996)

“Seed of Victory” – (Vox Mortiis 1998)

“Czarne Zastępy – W hołdzie Kat” – compilation – (Pagan Records 1998)

“A Tribute to Hell” – compilation – (Full Moon Productions 1998)

“Damnatio Memoriae” – (Witching Hour Productions 2009)

“Parvzya” – (Witching Hour Productions 2011)

 

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