NIGHTWISH Reveal Concept For Upcoming Imaginarium Release; Band Preparing Movie To Accompany Album, First Artwork Teaser Revealed

February 10th, 2011
by EvilG
Nightwish - Imaginarium

Nightwish - Imaginarium

In the midst of recording a new album, Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have been preparing a movie.

Imaginarium is a music fantasy film based on the forthcoming Nightwish album of the same title and its 13 songs.

The protagonist of the film is a songwriter with an otherworldly imagination. He is an old man who still thinks he`s a young boy. While asleep he travels into his distant past where his dreams of old come back to him mixed to the young boy`s world of fantasy and music.

In his dreams the old man fights to find the memories most important to him.

This never-done-before project originates to more than two years in the past when Nightwish mainman Tuomas Holopainen first introduced his ambitious idea of the Imaginarium concept to the fellow band members and to Mr. Stobe Harju, the director behind ‘The Islander’ music video. He will be the director of this full-length feature. The film will be produced by Solar Films Inc. together with Nightwish.

The shootings for Imaginarium will begin this spring, it will have its premiere in 2012 and the album it`s based on will be released in an undefined point in time.

Nightwish will hold a press conference related to this project at the end of February.

Nightwish leader Tuomas Holopainen issued the following update earlier this month:

“In the excitement of Yuletide magic I wrote there would be secrets revealed at the end of January. There are big things happening within and around the Nightwish camp but the Big Boys and Bosses just sent me an ultimatum to keep my mouth shut for a couple more months, or I would wake up with a horse’s head in my bed.

I truly am very sorry about needing to keep future plans and sights still in secrecy. The purpose is not to annoy anybody or cause a carefully planned hype over the matter. Due to the changes in the schedule things will be revealed later during the spring.

The recordings continue, I’m off to E-Major Studios next weekend to put together all the files for the orchestral and choir sessions in London. I’m in daily contact with Mr. Pip Williams, going over the arrangements and new ideas for the songs. The demos he has sent me sound simply otherworldly! Beautiful, twisted, tribal and cinematic stuff. And with a theme album coming up, the mood changes seem to be more present than ever before.

Yup, it still is the Burton-Gaiman-Dali – amusement park we are about to enter.

More coming up once the mobsters grant me permission.”

Germany’s Metal Hammer Magazine recently caught up with Holopainen, who took them on a video tour of the “summer camp” where he worked on the band’s forthcoming album.

Part 1

Part 2

Bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala checked in with the following update at the beginning of January:

“At the moment I have most of the bass tracks for the new album recorded. I started already a few weeks back, but I’ve been taking my time with the recordings. It’s the luxury of having your own equipment and a former job as studio engineer. For now I’ve been taking it pretty easy for the last two weeks. The holiday season and all that goes with it, you know…

Right now I’m collecting my inner plutonium for the critical mass again. I always do that before recording something. After all we’re not a pop band, and these songs need some really serious explosives. Too bad you can’t hear them yet.

I just had to twist the knife here. I’m a sadist also. The songs are really good by the way.

Of course we all would like to see this project finished, released and out for all the world to hear. The success we’ve been blessed or cursed with is demanding in its own ways. Everything has to be planned in long term. All the parts of releasing albums, videos and tours have to match carefully when you get to this stage of things.

And so we all get fed up with the waiting. Try to be patient and we’ll do our best to reward you later on.

And so we come to this: I hope you all had a nice holiday time. Also all of those people who don’t really care about that stuff. It’s a new year 2011. Let’s make it a good one!”

Stay tuned for further updates.

Check out some photos from the studio at this location.

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What will they come up with next!? – A “metal” tribute to Frank Sinatra?

February 10th, 2011
by EvilG
SIN-Atra

SIN-Atra

New York, NY (February 10, 2011)–What would timeless songs like “New York, New York,” “Lady Is A Tramp,” and “Fly Me To The Moon,” sound like cranked out of Marshall stacks, crooned by members of Cheap Trick, Twisted Sister, Deep Purple, Anthrax, Mr. Big, or Queensrÿche? This can now be experienced on SIN-Atra, a brand new album to be released by Eagle Rock Entertainment on March 29, 2011. [MSRP $13.98]

This all-star project, created from the team that brought you the merry, molten melodies of We Wish You A Metal Xmas, reinvents the classic songs that the great Frank Sinatra performed and, in turn, made famous. These twelve cherished tunes, written by some of the greatest songwriters of all time, are given a radical hard rock/heavy metal treatment, resulting in electrically charged versions of the classics.

Some of the most potent and recognizable voices of rock rework such legendary gems as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Strangers In The Night,” and “That’s Life,” including Dee Snider, Robin Zander, Glenn Hughes, Joey Belladonna, Geoff Tate, , Tim “Ripper” Owens, Eric Martin, and dUg Pinnick. Producers Bob Kulick, of KISS and Meat Loaf fame, and Brett Chassen, recreated these songs on guitar and drums, respectively, rounded out by Billy Sheehan (bass) and Doug Katsaros (keyboards, orchestration). Also making an appearance as lead guitarist on “That’s Life” is renowned rock guitarist Richie Kotzen.

These familiar favorites are beloved the world over, but they’ve never been heard like this before! “A fantastic CD,” says executive producer Wendy Dio, “keeping the era alive with today’s musicians.”

Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Hamburg, & Paris.

For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com, or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Kayos-Productions/102922656447240. To access photos and/or cover art, please visit www.kayosproductions.com, and click the photo tab.

Track Listing:
1.) New York, New York – Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad)
2.) I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple)
3.) Summerwind – Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche)
4.) It Was A Very Good Year – Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
5.) Witchcraft – Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth)
6.) Fly Me To The Moon – Robin Zander (Cheap Trick)
7.) Lady Is A Tramp – Eric Martin (Mr. Big)
8.) Strangers In The Night – Joey Belladonna (Anthrax)
9.) High Hopes – Franky Perez (Scars on Broadway)
10.) I’ve Got The World On A String – dUg Pinnick (King’s X)
11.) Love And Marriage – Elias Soriano (Nonpoint)
12.) That’s Life – Jani Lane (Warrant)

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR -Live at Club Tavastia, Helsinki

February 10th, 2011
by Marko Syrjala

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR

03.02 2011

CLUB TAVASTIA, HELSINKI, FINLAND

REVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

 

Sweden’s finest glam rock/metal sleaze band Hardcore Superstar returned in Finland to play two shows legendary Club Tavastia in Helsinki. Hardcore Superstar have been around for over twelve years and it seems that their popularity is constantly growing. Their ascension might look slow but it’s happening all the time for sure and the proof for that is that now band did two sold shows in here. The latest release SPLIT YOUR LIP came out in the fall of 2010 and it’s definitely one of the strongest releases of the bands career. Things seem to be going good for Hardcore Superstar so it’s time to check out their current live condition.

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THE FAMINE: “CHAOS WAS THE ULTIMATE GOAL” IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO“Ad Mortem” music video

February 9th, 2011
by EvilG

TEXAS – The Famine is less than a week away from the release of its sophomore Solid State Records full-length, The Architects of Guilt, and the North Texas technical death metal group is proud to unveil the music video for the record’s first single “Ad Mortem”, which is now live on Noisecreep.com at: http://www.noisecreep.com/2011/02/09/the-famine-ad-mortem-video-premiere/.

The video was shot in December at a steel fabrication shop in Dallas with director, Michael Dalton, in an attempt to capture the frustration of ferocity that permeates through the 11 tracks on The Architects of Guilt.

“As I talked to Nick (vocals) about this video, he let me know he wanted to not just set the feel for the track, but for the whole album,” said Dalton.  “From shooting to editing, chaos was the ultimate goal.”

To achieve the desired feeling of chaos, the video combines quick edits of performance footage, filmed in the dark, cold Dallas warehouse, with images and video from traumatic events throughout history.

“(Vocalist, Nick Nowell) wanted it to be dark, chaotic and to feel oppressive, which is where all of the close ups and stock footage came in.  As I’m sure my editor will tell you, watching hours of stock footage helps you to realize that mankind has accomplished both incredible and terrible things, and we’ve been to some really dark places.  I think the goal of this video was to allow the viewer to catch even the slightest glimpse of that.  And to maybe get stoked on some metal.”

The Architects of Guilt will hit stores on February 15th.  It can be pre-ordered through the Solid State Records webstore at: http://zambooie.com/solidstate/detail.tpl?sku=SSRCD95282, while a special CD/t-shirt combo pre-order is also available at: http://zambooie.com/solidstate/detail.tpl?sku=SSRCOMBO95282.

“Ad Mortem” is also available for download on iTunes at: http://www.solidstaterecords.com/itunes_links/the_famine_ad_mortem.php, or on Amazon.com at: http://www.solidstaterecords.com/itunes_links/the_famine_ad_mortem_amazon.php.             Four songs from the forthcoming album are currently streaming on The Famine’s official MySpace at: http://www.myspace.com/thefaminedestroys, offering fans a sneak peek at what’s in store when the album drops next week.

The track list for The Architects of Guilt is…1. The New Hell
2. Ad Mortem
3. We Are The Wolves
4. Turner Classic Diaries
5. Bigger Cages, Longer Chains!6. The Crown and The Holy See
7. VII The Fraudulent
8. A Pavement Of Good Intentions
9. A Fragile Peace
10. Pyrithion House
11. To The Teeth


The Famine is…Nick Nowell – vocalsAndrew Godwin – guitarMark Garza – drumsJon Richardson – bass  The Famine online…www.thefaminedestroys.comwww.myspace.com/thefaminedestroyswww.facebook.com/thefaminedestroyswww.solidstaterecords.com

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Motörhead release 20th studio album, The Wörld Is Yours; Video for “Get Back In Line” available now

February 9th, 2011
by EvilG
Motorhead - the world is yours

Motorhead - the world is yours

Legendary metal group Motörhead have just released their 20th studio album titled, The Wörld Is Yours, which is the follow-up to the band’s 2008 album, Motörizer. Lemmy and Co. also recently released a video for the single “Get Back In Line” which can be seen here: http://bit.ly/fZT8UU.

Motörhead are currently on the road on a U.S. tour that will wrap up in Los Angeles at Club Nokia on March 11th. After that the band will take on Australia and South America in April/May before returning to Europe for a summer tour. For a complete list of dates visit www.imotorhead.com.

Since there can never be enough Motörhead, the tour will coincide with the US premiere of LEMMY, the critically acclaimed documentary about Motörhead’s iconic founder which has already been tearing up the worldwide film festival circuit.

To stay current with all things Motörhead visit: www.imotorhead.com

“Get Back In Line” video:


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DEVASTATOR CHANGE NAME TO BLESSED CURSE; SIGN FOREIGN LICENSING DEAL WITH CYCLONE EMPIRE; LOOK FOR US PARTNER

February 9th, 2011
by EvilG

Blessed Curse

Blessed Curse

This year we are celebrating 10 years as a band since we first formed at the young age of 14 in a garage.  This is definitely a new and exciting time for our band and we have a lot of news to report.   We will now be known as BLESSED CURSE. At this point we’ve decided to change our name due to the ever-increasing number of bands deciding to use the name Devastator, and “…..tor” bands in general, that have been springing up these days so we’ve concluded that it is best for our band to stand out from the pack as much as possible, apart from our music alone, by changing our name from Devastator to Blessed Curse.  This new name fits our band to the letter because of our extensive history of being a band from an area where there is not much of anything for a music scene and having to travel to build any kind of fanbase, life on the road, all the ups and downs and in betweens of being in a metal band.  Also, about a year ago we were fortunate to meet a local fan of our band for many years named Clark Webb, who is now wielding rhythm guitar with us, making our band officially no longer a trio and making us an even more powerful force to be reckoned with in the metal music world.

We are currently recording our debut full-length album and are extremely proud of how it is coming along.  We are back at Trident Studios working with producer Juan Urteaga (Exodus, Sadus, Testament, Heathen), who also did our 2009 EP Burn the Beast, so it is awesome to be working together again.  The drums have turned out even better than we could have hoped for and the guitar tracks are heavy enough to cause an earthquake.  Prepare for maximum reaction headbanging as we look forward to crushing the cities of Earth with our new tunes and spreading the Blessed Curse!
As of January 2011 we have inked a licensing deal with the label Cyclone Empire based in Germany, home to Evocation, Paganizer, Demonical, Fragments of Unbecoming, etc.  Our debut album will be released by early summer and have a worldwide release/distribution  everywhere excluding Canada and America where we are looking for a US label home to get our music properly released domestically so get in touch – salemrosemusic@aol.com www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Blessed-Curse/198232413527448 or www.myspace.com/devastatorblast

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Advent of Bedlam’ new video clip unveiled

February 9th, 2011
by EvilG

Advent of Bedlam has just posted the brand new music video for the track, “The Stench of your Faith“, cut from the band’s 2010 release, Behold the Chaos, recorded at Cavan Studio and produced by the band’s guitar player Max Gutierrez while the artwork was created by Alex Hoffman of Cypher Visual (Behemoth, Abigail Williams, Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish)

The video was shot by Lunas Films Inc. and edited by Andres Carrillo from Pandemonium TV based on the band’s proposed concept.

The clip was premiered on Sunday, February 07th 2011 during that night’s Pandemonium Television show by VM Latino in Costa Rica. However band’s friends, fans and colleagues were able to watch the video on Saturday, January 29th during the video’s release party held in Casa Rock Bar, Heredia Costa Rica.

“The Stench of your Faith” video clip is now available in Advent of Bedlam’s official youtube channel and have post it in their official website and social media sites as well.

Advent Of Bedlam – Death Metal  www.adventofbedlam.com

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TesseracT announce North Americanpreorder, Nascent single and video teaser online now!

February 9th, 2011
by EvilG

The North Americanpreorder for UK prog metallers, TesseracT, begins today at CM Distro.  All fans who purchase a copy of One, the band’s debut album, prior to street date will receive the exclusive track, Hollow. Longtime TesseracT supporters will know Hollow as the band’s live intro track. A code and instructions to download the track will be emailed to everyone on March 22nd, One’s official street date. Fans who prefer to buy the digital album from iTunes will be offered the same promotion beginning March 8th. The European preorder will be announced shortly.Once the album is released, this promotion will no longer be valid, so preorder today.

In other digital news, Nascent, the band’s first single, is available now on all digital platforms. It features the instrumental version of the song as well. The band recently filmed a video for Nascent with director Tim Fox of cultlovesyou. To get a sneak peak at the video, check out the newly posted teaser here.

The band is also preparing to return stateside in support of One, recently announcing a mammoth tour alongside Protest the Hero and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. Dates are below.

March 23 – Kingston, ON @ Stages

March 24 – Ottawa, ON @Capital Music Hall

March 25 – Montreal, PQ @ Le National

March 26 – Oshawa, ON @ The Green Bottle

March 27 – Barrie, ON @ The Mansion

March 29 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks

March 30 – Winnipeg, MB @ WECC

March 31 – Yorkton, SK @ Agri Pavillion

April 1 – Edmonton, AB @ Avenue

April 2 – Calgary, AB @ The Gate / SAIT

April 4 – Abbotsford, BC @ Abby Arts Centre

April 5 – Seattle, WA @ Corazon

April 6 – Portland, OR @ Branx

April 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

April 9 – San Diego, CA @ Soma Side Stage

April 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour

April 11 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

April 12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre

April 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702

April 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon

April 16 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

April 18 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Outside

April 19 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

April 20 – Dallas, TX @ The Door

April 22 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

April 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Downstairs

April 24 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club

April 26 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

April 27 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

April 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

April 30 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

May 1 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs

May 3 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

May 4 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

May 6 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

May 7 – London, ON @ London Music Hall

May 8 – Chatham, ON @ Encore Bar

May 9 – Kitchener. ON @ Wax Nightclub

May 11- Hamilton, ON @ Studio Theatre

May 12 – St. Catharines, ON @ L3 Nightclub

www.tesseractband.co.uk

www.facebook.com/tesseractband

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KING GIANT: New Video And Vinyl Release Available; Band Begins Work On New Album

February 9th, 2011
by EvilG

Pimmit Hills, Virginia-based doomsters KING GIANT have just unveiled their new performance-based video. The second video from their 2009-released Southern Darkness full-length, this brand new visual portrayal of the track “Solace” was filmed at Washington D.C.’s infamous 9:30 Club, and portrays the band boasting their soulful Southern rock in a thunderous live setting. The video was produced by Kevin Barker and Double Kick Productions, who also produced the first video from Southern Darkness, for the track “13 To 1”, released last September.

View both the brand new “Solace” video as well as the previously-released “13 To 1” video at this location.

After self-releasing Southern Darkness in mid 2009, KING GIANT are now proud to announce the 12″ vinyl version of the release! Also being self-released by the band, via their own Graveyard Hill Records imprint, the massive album is available in two color schemes [oxblood, and oxblood with gold/silver splatter], both pressed on quality 180-gram wax, bound in a deluxe gatefold setup, and including a free digital download card of the album as well. More details and ordering info is available via http://www.kinggiant.com now.

KING GIANT are in pre-production of their next album now. Few details are available as of now, but the album title is confirmed as Dismal Hollow, and the band will begin recording in March for a release date later this Summer to be announced soon. KING GIANT played at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia last week where they previewed a bit of the new material for the first time, and were actually joined on stage by  doom legend Victor Griffin (Pentagram, Place of Skulls) to take part in the band’s cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “The Needle And The Spoon.”

More widespread touring and live appearances are imminent for the remainder of 2011; more details will be announced as they are confirmed throughout the year.

http://www.kinggiant.com

http://www.myspace.com/kinggiant

http://www.youtube.com/user/Kinggiantband

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EVILE UK HEADLINING TOUR STARTS TODAY

February 9th, 2011
by EvilG

Following months of touring in North America to round off 2010, British thrashers EVILE are back on the road in their homeland as they kick off a five-date headlining UK tour.

EVILE will be tearing their way around the UK with support from fellow Brit thrashers ELIMINATION and MUTANT.  Each show of the tour will also feature a winning band from EVILE’s recent support slot competition in conjunction with Metal Hammer.

EVILE lead guitarist OL DRAKE comments:

“I’m just about to step out of the door to embark on our last set of dates before going into the studio to record Evile’s third album.  Quickly reading through the Evile feature in today’s Kerrang! has put me quite in the mood for getting back out there, even if it is for five dates in the UK.  Really excited to see all those smiling faces going mental, and hopefully we’ll have a raw version of a new track to play for you all.

“50 years ago today, The Beatles played the Cavern in Liverpool.  50 years after, Evile play the Academy in Manchester.  It will be remembered.  Just… not like The Beatles Cavern thing.  Probably from me falling over, or forgetting a solo or something.”

Don’t miss EVILE live at the following shows:

EVILE w/ ELIMINATION, MUTANT
09 Feb. – Manchester, UK – Academy 3 (w/ BLUDVERA)
10 Feb. – Newcastle, UK – Academy (w/ VORTEX)
11 Feb. – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse (w/ CIRCLE OF TYRANTS)
12 Feb. – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms (w/ IMPALED EXISTENCE)
13 Feb. – London, UK – Underworld (w/ BLEEDING OATH)

Grab your tickets while you still can by heading to http://www.seetickets.com/Tour/EVILE

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/evile_tourfeb11_pn.jpg

Both of EVILE’s albums, ENTER THE GRAVE and INFECTED NATIONS, are available now worldwide.  Get them in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41

For more EVILE news and info, head to:

Official website – http://www.evile.co.uk
MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/evileuk
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/evileuk
Twitter – http://twitter.com/evileuk

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Sylvan – DELIVERANCE (SPECIAL EDITION) Available Again

February 9th, 2011
by EvilG

After years of waiting the first Sylvan CD “Deliverance” is available again. And it’s a Special Edition!

Beside a narrowly mixed artwork and a overworked version of “A Fairytale Ending”, the special edition contains a bonus CD with the 12 1/2 minutes prog epic “The Lie”. This song based on so far unreleased material from the “Deliverance” writing session and was recorded specially for this edition!

You can watch and hear a “Deliverance” Medley (including a sample from “The Lie”) on our YouTube channel SYLVAN TV:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAC1zhthbII

The “Deliverance Special Edition” is available from now on in the SYLVAN Online Shop:
http://www.sylvan.de/shop/product_info.php?products_id=72&language=en

And as a digital download version in many current download portal, such as:
iTunes: http://www.apple.com/itunes/
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com
THE WRITING PROCESS FOR OUR 8TH STUDIO ALBUM HAS STARTED

Every beginning is hard, none more so than writing a new album. Where is the journey to go? What is the right direction? We really try to explore a new aspect from our music with every new album and that can be a very time-consuming and exhausting process.

Because of that we started 2011 with a renovation of our rehearsal room and now we have the right and cozy atmosphere to announce the official start of the “Sylvan 8th studio album writing process” 🙂

To be continued …

www.sylvan.de
www.sylvan.de/shop
www.youtube.com/sylvantv
www.myspace.com/sylvanhome

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Debemur Morti Productions Reissue of BLUT AUS NORD Classic “The Mystical Beast Of Rebellion”

February 9th, 2011
by EvilG
BLUT AUS NORD "The Mystical Beast Of Rebellion"

BLUT AUS NORD "The Mystical Beast Of Rebellion"

French black metal label Debemur Morti Productions’ reissue of the BLUT AUS NORD classic The Mystical Beast of Rebellion is now available in North America. Debemur Morti is now taking orders for the 2xCD version of this black metal masterpiece, the second disc of which features brand new material, “The Fall (Chapters 7, 7 & 7).” A new T-shirt design is available as well.

For more details or to purchase this essential release, please visit: www.debemur-morti.com.

Furthermore, the recording of Blut Aus Nord’s highly anticipated 777 is nearly complete. Plans are in motion for an April 2011 release. Stay tuned to the newly relaunched www.BlutAusNord.com for updates.
The Mystical Beast of Rebellion

1 – The Fall: Chapter I

2 – The Fall: Chapter II

3 – The Fall: Chapter III

4 – The Fall: Chapter IV

5 – The Fall: Chapter V

6 – The Fall: Chapter VI

7 – The Fall: Chapter 7

8 – The Fall: Chapter 7

9 – The Fall: Chapter 7

Considered by many to be the band’s greatest work, BLUT AUS NORD’s The Mystical Beast Of Rebellion marked a crucial transition from the French enigma’s Black Metal genesis toward a discordant, forward-thinking future. Originally released in 2001, The Mystical Beast Of Rebellion surges with hypnotic fury, inducing trance-like states through increasingly dissonant riffing. Now buttressed by an entire bonus CD/LP’s worth of new material (that slows proceedings to a murky crawl), BLUT AUS NORD’s The Mystical Beast Of Rebellion has become an even taller monolith of obsidian dread. With this reissue, BLUT AUS NORD consummates the original work, delving deeper into the abyss first entered almost a decade ago. Three new songs have been written – “The Fall (Chapter 7, 7 and… 7)” – comprising an exclusive new album that plots a divergent path to the same destination. In conjunction with the brutal, hypnotic minimalism of the first six chapters, these crawling, cavernous pieces give the masterpiece a more wholesome dimension. In line with the defiant mindset of today, the second part of this release sees the band try new things, writing the thickest track of their history: a painful progression subtly roaring over 19 oppressing minutes. In order to establish an equilibrium, every artist should be afforded an opportunity to showcase the antithesis of his work. With this surprising reissue, BLUT AUS NORD takes up the mantle and presents The Mystical Beast Of Rebellion in an intriguing new light.

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SEPULTURA: Third Studio Blog Posted

February 9th, 2011
by EvilG

Legendary Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA, have posted the third of several video updates from the studio where they are recording their new album. View the clip below:

SEPULTURA has tapped Roy Z. (JUDAS PRIEST, HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN) to produce the group’s new CD, slated for an early summer release. The CD is once again being recorded at Trama Studios in São Paulo, Brazil.

SEPULTURA will return to the US for a massive headlining tour next April/May in support of their upcoming Nuclear Blast Records debut! Joining them will be a veritable united nations on metal in the form of Austria’s BELPHEGOR, Norway’s KEEP OF KALESSIN, Poland’s HATE, Montreal Canada’s NEURAXIS, and California based thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD. Starting May 23 Seattle Washington’s own insanely heavy, melodic metal kings NEVERMORE, will replace bondage obsessed blackened death metallers BELPHEGOR to finish out the tour.

SEPULTURA, BELPHEGOR, HATE, KEEP OF KALESSIN, NEURAXIS, BONDED BY BLOOD
04/18/11  The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA

04/19/11  Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA

04/20/11  Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA

04/22/11  The Palladium – Worcester, MA

04/23/11  Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

04/24/11  The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

04/25/11  The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

04/26/11  Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

04/27/11  The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL

04/28/11  Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

04/29/11  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

05/01/11  Clicks – Tyler, TX

05/02/11  Scout Bar – Houston, TX

05/03/11  Trees – Dallas, TX

05/05/11  Jake’s – Lubbock, TX

05/06/11  Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

05/07/11  The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ  (w/ D.R.I.)

05/08/11  Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ  (w/ D.R.I.)

05/09/11  House of Blues – San Diego, CA

05/10/11  The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

05/11/11  The Grand Ballroom at Regency Center – San Francisco, CA

05/12/11  Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

05/13/11  El Corazon – Seattle, WA

05/14/11  The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

05/16/11  Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO

05/18/11  Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

05/19/11  Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL

05/20/11  Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

05/21/11  Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

05/22/11  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
SEPULTURA, NEVERMORE, HATE, KEEP OF KALESSIN, NEURAXIS, BONDED BY BLOOD
05/23/11  Expo Five – Louisville, KY

05/24/11  The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

05/26/11  The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA

05/27/11  The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA

05/28/11  Dickens – Calgary, AB – CANADA

05/29/11  Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA

05/31/11  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
SEPULTURA have now added a special event VIP ticket for a pre-show meet-and-greet to take place one hour before doors. Each night, fans will get to meet and greet SEPULTURA. VIP and reduced service charge tickets on sale now exclusively through Enterthevault.com. Tickets also on sale through all other normal ticketing systems.
SEPULTURA recently inked a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band will enter the studio before the end of the year to begin work on a new studio album for a 2011 release.

For more info visit: www.Sepultura.com | www.myspace.com/Sepultura

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Apostate’s Latest Release, Trapped in a Sleep, Now Streaming

February 9th, 2011
by EvilG
Apostate - Trapped in a Sleep

Apostate - Trapped in a Sleep

Trapped in a Sleep, the newest opus from Ukranian doom-dealers Apostate is now streaming in full at the underground webzine, Apochs.net. Visit this location to access this exclusive stream. Prepare to be crushed…

Veteran Ukrainian doom/death act APOSTATE released Trapped in a Sleep late last year on Black Art Records and listeners lucky enough to have experienced it are still thawing out and paying contractors for the repairs to their damaged souls. A collection of dynamically composed songs that combine doom’s crushing despair with death’s frightening aggression in a way that continually captivates, Trapped in a Sleep is a work that is strangely beautiful, darkly majestic, and impossibly heavy.

www.myspace.com/apostateua

Apostate was formed in 1993 in Lviv (Ukraine). The first demo Consign to Oblivion was recorded in 1995. This tape was very well received by Ukrainian underground press and fans. In 1997 appears an EP A Song of the Dead Lake. This work and plenty of live performances brought for Apostate a cult status. The band split up in 1998. In 1999 vocalist gathered new line-up and continued Apostate, but in 2001 they disbanded again. In 2007 compilation From Consign To Oblivion to A Song Of The Dead Lake was released. Its positive feedback was the reason why Oleksandr Kostko (bass guitar) decided to reanimate Apostate in January 2009. During 2009-2010 the band has actively played live (including Doom Over Kiev III fest), sharing the stage with the renowned bands such as Cemetery Of Scream, Skepticism, Sadist, Crionics, Virgin Snatch, Parricide. Especially precious was the experience of supporting Therion in part of their “Sitra Ahra” tour across the Baltics. In October 2010 the new album Trapped in a Sleep was released. Currently the band is planning a European tour in support of this album for 2011, as well as writing material for the next album.

Current line-up:

Olexandr Kostko – bass

Volodymyr Dejneko – guitars/vocals

Bohdan Kozub – vocals

Ihor Kudyk – drums

Oleh Biblyj – keyboards

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SVART CROWN – Witnessing The Fall Out Now In North America

February 9th, 2011
by EvilG
SVART CROWN - Witnessing The Fall

SVART CROWN - Witnessing The Fall

French black metalists SVART CROWN invade North American shores with their latest brutal masterpiece, Witnessing The Fall. Out today (February 8th, 2011) in North America, Witnessing The Fall delivers nothing but the most creative and cerebral blend of blackened insanity and death metal fury to invade our airspace in quite sometime.

For details, visit www.listenable.net.

Where The Lights Ends

Colosseum

Dogs Of Gods

Nahash The Temptator

Here Comes Your Salvation

Into A Demential Sea

An Eternal Descent

Strength Higher Than Justice

Incestuous Breath

Of Sulphur And Fire

www.myspace.com/svartcrown

Spawned in France by guitarist/vocalist J.B Le Bail, SVART CROWN was born in 2005 with the idea to push the boundaries of extreme music, and create a new dimension of brutality and blackness. Following numerous tours in his native land, SVART CROWN released its first album, Ages Of Decay in early 2008. The band has been promoting this first effort since then, with countless shows and two European runs. Around J.B. Le bail, guitarist C. Frandrois, bassist L. Veyssière and drummer G. Barthélemy (also known for his work with Diabolic, Drowning, Balrog and Antaeus) complete the line-up. Following their first effort, SVART CROWN is back with a work of absolute blackness. All the frenzy and the barbarian fury that are the trademark of the band are blended here in a determinedly occult album called: Witnessing The Fall. The sulphurous and oppressive atmosphere are emphasized by an organic sound crafted by Francis Caste (Kickback, Arkhon Infaustus, Phazm) at St Marthe studio. SVART CROWN has successfully mixed an old school feeling with various modern influences; Witnessing The Fall is simply the new face of the band; a black beast, full of anger, symbol of a humanity in perdition.

J.B. Le Bail – Guitars & Vox

G. Barthelemy – Drums

L. Veyssiere – Bass

C. Flandrois – Guitars

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