MORTIIS’ ‘PERFECTLY DEFECT’: PERFECTLY FREE!

October 7th, 2010
by EvilG

OSLO, Norway – Mortiis returns to satiate fans’ desire for new music this October 10 with “Perfectly Defect,” a completely free, full-length, downloadable album.

“Putting ‘Perfectly Defect’ out as a free download was a decision we made after some consideration,” said the band’s namesake Mortiis. “The new model of the music business is important to keep in mind; there´s a new mentality out there in terms of how people acquire their music now. For better or worse, music seems to have become a medium a lot of people aren´t prepared to pay for in the old fashioned way. So, we paid to record it out of our own pockets ‘cos we thought it would be a really cool gift to our fans that have been waiting around for ages for something new to come out.”

Mortiis has spent much of the past couple years writing and recording “The Great Deceiver,” the long-awaited follow-up to 2004’s full-length “The Grudge” and the 2007 remix album, “Some Kind of Heroin.” “Perfectly Defect” is the quintessential prelude to the world of “The Great Deceiver” – while the latter is heavier and darker, the former is varied, experimental, and largely instrumental. The bottom line is that “Perfectly Defect” leads into “The Great Deceiver” acting as a crucial stage in the evolution of Mortiis’ music.

“When we were writing and working on ‘The Great Deceiver’, we were coming up with all sorts of inspired stuff, a really varied collection of music,” Mortiis offered. “Some of it was far too varied and experimental to be included in such an angry, dark album as ‘The Great Deceiver’ so we created a brand new album that is the introductory element to the more intricate world of ‘The Great Deceiver.’”

“I think we really captured a cool vibe here,” Mortiis enthused. “It’s not easy marrying anger with melody, but I believe we did it. The songs on ‘Perfectly Defect’ were created across a period of time, and I believe it shows in terms of what inspired these songs. They’re rather soundtrack-y in a dark and sometimes bombastic way.”

With the concept of digital distribution came a new empowerment for Mortiis – one where the artist controls his own artistic destiny.

“After our record deal finally expired, I had developed a profound aversion to the very idea of letting other people control my art, my lifework,” he said. “So, again, the idea of the new technology really did grow on me. We dealt with some really evil stuff in the industry. Nothing shocking in terms of industry practice, but at a human level, it was a living nightmare. It reached a point where we fired everyone around us except for the handful of people we knew we could trust. It was a big move, but had to be done in order to survive. It was like rewinding the clock back to the start and beginning with a clean slate. We started working on a ton of new music right then. With the advent of modern technology, we realized we could do a lot of stuff without the often self-serving, meddling record labels. No record label would ever have let us put out an album for free, with the option to donate if the fans wanted to.”

The album will be available at www.mortiis.com beginning on October 10. There is no cost for the download, but donations to cover the cost of recording may be made through the website.

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TRIPTYKON TO KICK OFF DEBUT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

October 7th, 2010
by EvilG

TRIPTYKON TO KICK OFF DEBUT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR; “Weltenbrand Tour 2010” coming to a city near you this month

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Swiss extreme metal act, Triptykon, will kick off their first ever North American tour, the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”, tonight in New York City. Norway’s technical black metal band,1349, and Chicago’s veteran progressive metal act, Yakuza, will round out the package on the highly anticipated North American live debut of the 2008 project created by Tom Gabriel Warrior (Celtic Frost, Hellhammer). The month-long voyage is sure to be this fall’s heaviest tour.

Tom Gabriel Warrior (vocals, guitars) describes his emotions of anticipation on this new undertaking:

“Ever since my earliest days in Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, I have been extremely fortunate to be able to count on the support, fanaticism, and immense loyalty of the North American metal scene. The recognition my work has received there eclipses anything I have ever encountered in my own native country. Of the 125 concerts performed on the final Celtic Frost tour in 2006 and 2007, for example, a full 71 were played in North America. Some of these performances rank among the most memorable ones in my entire career.”

“It is thus an immense honor for me to now bring my new group Triptykon to North America for the first time. Triptykon is further pursuing the path I once began with Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, and I am looking forward to continuing to forge this darkest of musical alliances with all of you. We shall all celebrate masses of unleashed heaviness and morbidity. Only death is real!”

Triptykon will also release a brand new EP, ‘Shatter’, while on American soil later this month. The five-song EP is set to hit stores on October 25th, courtesy of Century Media Records (under license from Prowling Death Records Ltd.), and follows the band’s highly acclaimed debut album, Eparistera Daimones, which released in March. ‘Shatter’ will be available as a CD, digital download, and 12″ vinyl. The EP will further contain the lyrics to all songs as well as detailed liner notes and credits.

The EP’s track listing is…

01. Shatter

02. I Am The Twilight

03. Crucifixus

04. Circle Of The Tyrants (live)

05. Dethroned Emperor (live) – Featuring guest lead vocals by Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone/Sarke

Stay tuned to www.myspace.com/triptykonofficial for more info regarding Triptykon and the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”.

Decibel Magazine and Stereogum/Haunting the Chapel present the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”

10/6-New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre

10/7-Boston, MA @ The Middle East

10/8-Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar

10/9-Philadelphia, PA @ Polaris

10/10-Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electrique

10/11-Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

10/13-Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

10/14-Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre

10/15-Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre

10/16-Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge

10/17-St. Paul, MN @ Station 4

10/19-Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre

10/21-Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

10/22-Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

10/23-San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

10/24-Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

10/25-Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

10/27-Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee

10/28-Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre

10/29-Austin, TX @ Emo’s Outside

10/30-Houston, TX @ The Warsaw

Triptykon is…

Tom Gabriel Warrior – guitar/vocals

V. Santura – guitar, vocals

Norman Lonhard – drums, percussion

Vanja Slajh – bass

For more information…

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EXUMER posts new video clip from K.I.T. festival

October 7th, 2010
by EvilG

German thrashers EXUMER have posted one out of two video clips taken from the “Keep it True Festival 12”, DVD compilation, which was filmed in spring 2009. The band’s performance on the festival was recorded during their “5 Nights of Fire  Tour”, and featured former singer/guitarist Paul Arakaki alongside main frontman Mem V. Stein. The DVD also includes a bonus interview with both singers recorded at the same show.

Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments: “We posted the song “Fallen Saint”, and decided to showcase Paul. We wanted to give the fans who were not able to attend any of our last year’s shows a chance to see how we looked/sounded like with two singers. We have been missing our friend during our current tour and missed him on the first leg of the “European Ignition Tour 2010″, earlier in the spring.
However, we are currently rehearsing and writing the new EXUMER material from the up-coming album, to be released next year, between dates in order to sound as organic as possible. This was one of our greatest challenges with last year’s line-up, where 3 of us were located in the U.S. and two in Germany. It is a little easier now with me and our bassist residing in NYC and the rest of the band living in Germany. It makes it possible to get together and operate as a band, rather than a bunch guys in front of computers swapping files. The new album should satisfy most our old fans and we hope to gain some new ones alog the way”

For more information go to www.myspace.com/exumerwakingthefire

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=106741491&release=108631771

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WOE: New Track Stream Available Via Stereogum

October 7th, 2010
by EvilG

Today Stereogum premieres “Quietly, Undramatically,” the title track from the upcoming new full-length from Philly black metallers WOE. Set for a North American release on October 12 via Candlelight Records, Quietly, Undramatically was recorded at Gradwell House in Haddon Heights, New Jersey with additional tracking completed at frontman Chris Grigg’s BS1 in Philadelphia. The album is the first to feature a full band ensemble comprised of members from Absu, Woods Of Ypres, The Green Evening Requiem, Infernal Stronghold and Rumpelstiltskin Grinder.

To check out “Quietly, Undramatically,” visit:
http://stereogum.com/534191/woe-quietly-undramatically-stereogum-premiere/franchises/haunting-the-chapel

WOE will celebrate the release with a free performance, along with labelmates  KRIEG, at Philadelphia’s Kung Fu Necktie (1248 North Front Street) on October 28. Both bands will also hit Rhode Island and New York City that weekend [confirmed dates below].

10/28/2010 King Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA FREE SHOW w/ KRIEG, Infernal Stronghold
10/29/2010 Machines With Magnets – Pawtucket, RI w/ KRIEG, Sewer Goddess, Dead Times
10/30/2010 The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY w/ KRIEG

For additional live performances visit the band’s recently redesigned site at: http://quietly.WOEunholy.com

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METAL CLUB: Music Monitor Network Launches Metal Club + Metallica To Release “Live At Grimey’s” CD & Vinyl

October 7th, 2010
by EvilG

MUSIC MONITOR NETWORK LAUNCHES METAL CLUB

METALLICA TO RELEASE A SPECIAL RECORDING OF BAND’S INTIMATE FAN-ONLY SHOW AT 150-CAPACITY VENUE THE BASEMENT IN NASHVILLE ON NOVEMBER 26TH, 2010

METALLICA’S LIVE AT GRIMEY’S WILL BE RELEASED ON CD AND VINYL, AND SOLD, ALONG WITH OTHER EXCLUSIVES, THROUGH METAL CLUB RETAILERS

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Monitor Network, largest of the independent record store coalitions with stores in both the US and Canada –is proud to announce the launch of Metal Club. Metal Club is a group of record stores throughout the US and Canada that work to connect the vibrant metal community with their local record store. Fans will be able to visit their local Metal Club store for special metal promotional pieces, exciting in-store events, and a series of exclusive Metal Club releases, starting with today’s announcement from Metallica.

On June 12th, 2008, multi-platinum rock band Metallica staged an intimate, surprise performance at The Basement, an 150-capacity venue below Nashville record store Grimey’s New & Preloved Music. In attendance were ecstatic Metallica fan club members from all over the world, Grimey’s staffers, and a few lucky friends.

Now the explosive energy of that hot and sweaty, bursting to the rafters show, which took place the night before Metallica played the Bonnaroo Festival, has been captured on the recording Live at Grimey’s, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on the day after Thanksgiving, November 26th. “To have a band of the magnitude of Metallica actually come into a record store, set up and record a live performance, and then provide it to record stores so that they can have it on the shelves for the holidays is fantastic,” says Metal Club head honcho, Michael Kurtz. “Music is something special and not just a disposable commodity. Being able to provide metal fans and record stores with something this special is exceptionally gratifying. This is going to be the gift that every metal fan is going to want this holiday season.”

Live at Grimey’s, which includes such highlights as “Welcome Home (Sanitarium),” a blistering “Master of Puppets,” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” will be released on standard CD plus as a limited-edition two-disc set on regular-weight 10″ vinyl with a gatefold jacket. The release date is Black Friday, November 26, 2010.

Live at Grimey’s will be distributed by the Coalition of Independent Music Stores’ distribution company, Junketboy, and sold exclusively at Metal Club stores, which include independent record stores across the country, along with Hastings stores. Please visit www.mymetalclub.com for a list of all potential participating retailers.

Formed in Los Angeles in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 100 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1993’s Kill ‘Em All (3x), 1984’s Ride the Lightning (5x), 1986’s Master of Puppets (6x), 1988’s …And Justice For All (8x), 1996’s Load (5x), 1997’s ReLoad (3x), and 2003’s St. Anger (2x). Their latest album, Death Magnetic, was certified platinum just six weeks after it debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in October 2008. Metallica have also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including seven Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum last year.

The track-listing for Live at Grimey’s is as follows:

“No Remorse”
“Fuel”
“Harvester of Sorrow”
“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
“For Whom The Bell Tolls”
“Master of Puppets”
“Sad But True”
“Motorbreath”
“Seek and Destroy”

www.mymetalclub.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Metal-Club/131812633532017

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ARSON ANTHEM SET TO RELEASE FIRST FULL-LENGTH LP ON OCTOBER 12TH, STREAMING NOW!

October 7th, 2010
by Celtic Bob

HOUSECORE RECORDS act ARSON ANTHEM and MySpace Music are currently streaming the band’s entire upcoming October 12th release, Insecurity Notoriety, right now! Head over to the MySpace Music main page to be directed to the stream: http://www.myspace.com/music.

ARSON ANTHEM is comprised of metal greats Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual), Hank Williams III (Superjoint Ritual, Assjack), Mike IX Williams (Outlaw Order, Eyehategod), and Collin Yeo (Ponykiller). The band was brought together in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, with Mike Williams moving into Anselmo’s spare apartment after his home and possessions were destroyed. Through this connection, Williams and Anselmo spent time listening to Anselmo’s irreplaceable hardcore music collection. The members relived the days of early 80’s hardcore bands, such as Discharge, Negative Approach, Sheer Terror, and many others. It didn’t take long for the music to squash their cabin fever, and inspire them to create a new venture that is now ARSON ANTHEM. Anselmo knew of the underrated, yet unbridled percussion skills that he and William’s mutual friend Hank Williams III possessed, causing the contact to be made and the band to come together. Finally, bassist Collin Yeo was recruited, and the sound was born. “All we had to do was meet and jam,” states Anselmo. “Fucking perfect, fucking real, fuck all.”

For more information on ARSON ANTHEM and the upcoming masterpiece Insecurity Notoriety, visit these sites today:

http://www.myspace.com/arsonanthem
http://www.thehousecorerecords.com/

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DOWN RELEASES 3 DISC (2 CD/1 DVD) SET ‘DIARY OF A MAD BAND’

October 7th, 2010
by Celtic Bob

NOLA’s DOWN has released their 3 disc (2 CD/1 DVD) set, Diary of a Mad Band today! Make sure to head to your local record store today and pick up a copy, and make sure to grab the 180 Gram triple vinyl version with a bonus DVD, available on October 26th! You can purchase deluxe versions of Diary of a Mad Band here, at Amazon here, and on iTunes here. Also, you can listen to the full audio portion of the set now at AOL Music! The stream will be only be available un next Sunday, October 10th, so listen now!

Diary of a Mad Band features a 17 track, 2 CD full concert, live in London during DOWN’s very first European tour in 2006! The DVD highlights DOWN in the practice room, as well as six blistering weeks of the same European tour, promoted completely by word of mouth. No label, no publicity, just the band jetting off on a plane and setting across the continent. This is the first time DOWN performed on the road in four years, and marked the practical rebirth of NOLA metal. Raw, unseen and uncut, the DVD also features a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette entitled ‘Tyrades and Shananigans’. Plus, witness some of metal’s greatest icons (including Cronos of Venom, Fenriz of Darkthrone, Witchcraft, Alice in Chains, and Satyr and Frost of Satyricon) come out of the underground and pay homage to DOWN. All in all, the DVD includes a staggering 130 minutes of unreleased footage!

DVD: Diary of a Mad Band
w/ BONUS DVD FEATURETTE ‘Tyrades and Shananigans’
1. Lysergic Funeral Procession
2. Lifer
3. Losing All
4. Rehab
5. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore
6. Ghosts Along The Mississippi
7. Learn From This Mistake
8. Underneath Everything
9. Temptation’s Wings
10. There’s Something On My Side
11. Hail The Leaf
12. Lies
13. The Seed
14. Eyes Of The South
15. Jail
16. Stone The Crows
17. Bury Me In Smoke

2 CD: LIVE IN EUROPE
1. Losing All
2. Lifer
3. Lysergic Funeral Procession
4. Rehab
5. Temptations Wings
6. Ghosts Along The Mississippi
7. Learn From This Mistake
8. Hail The Leaf
9. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore
10. Lies, I Don’t Know What They Say But…
11. Underneath Everything
12. The Seed
13. Eyes Of The South
14. Jail
15. Stone The Crows
16. Bury Me In Smoke

DOWN features the all-star line-up of vocalist Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Arson Anthem), guitarist Pepper Keenan (Corrosion of Conformity), guitarist Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdom of Sorrow), bassist Rex Brown (Pantera), and drummer Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Crowbar). Based in New Orleans, LA, DOWN boasts an intense domestic and international fan base. Their last album, III: Over and Under has scanned over 113,000 copies, and internationally, DOWN has seen staggering sales of over 1 million. Regarded as one of the most explosive live acts of our generation, DOWN is constantly touring the globe. Stay tuned for tour dates in the future!

For more information about DOWN and Diary of a Mad Band, please visit these sites:

http://www.down-nola.com/
http://www.myspace.com/downnola

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MANOWAR Re-recording Battle Hymns

October 6th, 2010
by DREAMASTER

Manowar Battle Hymns 1982According to Manowar Official Facebook, bassist Joey DeMaio have confirmed that the band is in studio re-recording the classic and milestone Battle Hymns.

Battle hymns released in 1982 is Manowar’s debut album and it established them as one of the first epic heavy power metal bands. It is considered a classic today and one important Heavy Metal releases of the eighties.

UPDATE:

According to the german Manowar fan site www.manowar.at, Joey DeMaio declared recently in an interview that besides the band being in studio re-recording Battle Hmyns at the moment, a new DVD named “Blood of the Kings – Chapter One” will be published as well. On the DVD there shall be footage of the recordings of Battle Hymns. In addition to this Manowar will play the whole Battle Hymns on the upcoming tour. The New studio album from ‘The Asgard Saga’ is due to be released late 2011/early 2012.

You can find more information about this in th following interview that bassist Joey Demaio gave to colombian webzine:
Interview-with Joey-Demaio-of-Manowar

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DAKRYA: New Full Length To Be Released By Sensory Records

October 6th, 2010
by EvilG

When seven Greek charlatans get together, the musical visions that spring from their minds can only be described as a true freakshow.   Back in late 2004 the idea of a band that could develop a theatrical attitude and combine different musical elements with the dynamics of metal and rock sound, brought DAKRYA to life. Following the usual demos and local live shows, the band released its debut album Monumento in the spring of 2008. Receiving great reviews and good support from both the media and the fans in and around Greece, DAKRYA started touring on a broader scale, supporting international bands such as Moonspell and more.

In 2009 the band began to work on new material; the main goal was to put even more emphasis on the “theatrical” style of DAKRYA, and in January 2010 the band entered the studio with engineer George Bokos (Rotting Christ), to record their sophomore album Crime Scene. Come March 2010 the band found themselves sitting in a studio in Sweden mixing the album together with Pelle Saether (Diablo Swing Orchestra, Draconian, Madder Mortem), followed by a trip to another Swedish sound-guru, Göran Finnberg (Opeth, In Flames, Arch Enemy) for the mastering of the disc.   From beginning to end, Crime Scene is a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Ranging from the psychotic and cinematic melodrama heard in bands like Diablo Swing Orchestra and Unexpect to the orchestrated gothic metal comparable to Therion and Theatre of Tragedy, DAKRYA paints their mark all over the canvas.   Check out the promotional video for the album, cover art and more HERE.

Crime Scene track listing:

1. The Charlatans
2. Blind Man’s Bluff
3. Scaremongering
4. The Urban Tribe
5. Camouflage
6. Phantasmagoria
7. Inertia
8. Dramatis Personae
9. A Dreadful Side Scene

http://www.dakrya.com http://www.myspace.com/dakrya http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

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AUTOPSY REVEALS ‘THE TOMB WITHIN’’The Tomb Within’ EP out now on Peaceville Records

October 6th, 2010
by EvilG

CALIFORNIA – San Francisco Bay Area gore legend, Autopsy, is proud to announce the release of ‘The Tomb Within’ EP, the first collection of newly recorded tracks in over a decade from the influential death metal band, out today on Peaceville Records.

The highly anticipated, ‘The Tomb Within’, was recorded in mid-July 2010 at Fantasy Studios with Adam Munoz, and unites the original trio of Chris Reifert, Danny Coralles, and Eric Cutler, joined on bass by Joe Trevisano (ex-Abscess).

“If you are into metal and you don’t like this your head needs thorough examination,” raves Heavymetal.About.com.

Cover art is supplied by renowned fantasy/horror artist, Matt Cavotta.

The track list for ‘The Tomb Within’ is…

1. The Tomb Within2. My Corpse Shall Rise3. Seven Skulls4. Human Genocide5. Mutant Village

Both the CD and 12” vinyl edition of ‘The Tomb Within’ can be purchased now at the Peaceville webstore.  The vinyl edition comes with a free poster of the stunning cover artwork, and is limited to just 1,000 numbered copies.  It can purchased online at: http://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/product/261/2264/, while the CD edition can be ordered at: http://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/product/261/2265/.

The EP’s title track is currently streaming on the album’s mini-site at: http://www.peaceville.com/autopsy/.  Along with the song stream, the mini-site also features audio samples of each of the EP’s four other gut-wrenching tracks, as well as an in studio, behind-the-scenes video trailer, offering fans a glimpse at the creative process of Autopsy’s latest musical bloodbath.

Autopsy decided to make an official comeback after working together on two songs for the special 20th anniversary edition of their debut album, Severed Survival, in late 2008.  The band had originally decided to split before the release of their 4th album, Shitfun, in 1995..

Autopsy emerged in 1987, and had an almost immediate impact on the global underground heavy metal scene.  Frontman Chris Reifert was already known due to his work as drummer with Florida’s highly respected extreme metal combo, Death, along with Chuck Schuldiner.  Autopsy’s debut album, Severed Survival, was unleashed in 1989 on Peaceville Records, and the band went on to become a true legend in the death metal scene, recording four studio albums in total, before splitting up in the mid 90’s.

Head to www.peaceville.com for more information on Autopsy, and ‘The Tomb Within’.

Autopsy is…

Chris Reifert – drums/vocals

Danny Coralles – guitar

Eric Cutler – guitar

Joe Trevisano – bass

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MUNICIPAL WASTE ADDS NEW DATES WITH SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, HIGH ON FIRE & KYLESA

October 6th, 2010
by EvilG

Richmond, VA’s MUNICIPAL WASTE have added a number of dates en route to their Fun Fun Fun Fest appearance on November 6th. They’ll be playing alongside such revered acts as SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, HIGH ON FIRE & KYLESA.

Catch MUNICIPAL WASTE on these dates:

Oct 8 – Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
Oct 9 – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
Oct 31 – The Fest – The Venue – Gainesville, FL
Nov 2 – Hi-Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN (w/HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
Nov 3 – Downtown Music Hall – Little Rock, AR
Nov 4 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX (w/SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
Nov 5 – The Riverfront Warehouse – Shreveport, LA (w/HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
Nov 6 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Waterloo Park – Austin, TX
Nov 9 – The End    – Nashville, TN
Nov 10 – V Club    – Huntington, WV

Taken from the band’s most recent album, MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE, the new music video for “Acid Sentence” centers around a serial killer who bathes his victims in acid. Shot in the style of a classic black and white horror film, video offers all of the aggression and fierce gore that fans have come to love about MUNICIPAL WASTE and FANGORIA.

“Acid Sentence”
was directed by David McKendry. To give the fans an extra dose of terrifying bloody gore, David also recruited the effects talents at Dapper Cadaver, whose fine gore craftsmanship has graced TV shows like BONES and DEXTER. All of their hard effort has paid off in a video that stands alone as a pure piece of memorable horror.

Watch the video for MUNICIPAL WASTE‘s “Acid Sentence” TODAY at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP6j4pJX68o

MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE
is available now worldwide. Get your copy in the USA at
http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_671_75

For more news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/municipalwaste

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Dawn of Disease: New track online / News about the album

October 6th, 2010
by EvilG

We have uploaded a brand new song called “Death Shall Be Mine” on our myspace-site. The song comes off our forthcoming album “Legends of Brutality” which was recorded at the mighty Soundlodge Studio (God Dethroned, Dew-Scented, Sinister…) together with producer Jörg Uken. At the moment we are looking for a label for the new record, so we don’t have a release date yet. Interested labels can get in touch.

Tracklist – Legends of Brutality
01. Gasping For Life (Intro)
02. Above The Gods
(Guestvocals: Henri / God Dehtroned)
03. Impervious Mind
04. Legends Of Brutality
05. Soul Harvest
06. When White Turns Red
07. Death Shall Be Mine
08. Justified Retaliation
09. Out Of Breath
10. Sinister Rapture
(Guestvocals: Henri / God Dethroned)
11. Bitter Fate
12. Silence Prevails (Outro)

http://www.myspace.com/dawnofdisease

Upcoming concerts:
09.10.2010: Rock The Night, Bastard Club – Osnabrück / Germany
29.10.2010: 20th Anniversary – Sudden Death, Bastard Club – Osnabrück / Germany
30.10.2010: Metal Bang IX, Komplex – Schüttorf / Germany
12.11.2010: Ear Terror Festival, Alte Post – Emden / Germany

Hope to see you there!
http://www.dawnofdisease.com/dod_band_lob.jpg

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POWERGLOVE ANNOUNCE CMJ SHOWCASE & NYC COMIC CON APPEARANCE

October 6th, 2010
by EvilG

(New York, NY) — POWERGLOVE have officially announced their participation in the 2010 CMJ Music Marathon held in New York City this month. Presented by Metalsucks.com and NYC based metal promoters 1000 Knives, the band will take the stage at 8PM at Fontana’s on 10/23 with Wetnurse, The Binary Code, Pack of Wolves, Meek is Murder and Batillus.

More info can be found here, http://bit.ly/9jdnkH.

The band will also be doing an autograph signing in full costume at this year’s New York Comic Convention on Friday 10/8 during a special event held in the famed “Autograph Alley” at table #10 on from 5:30 – 6:30 at the Javits Center They will be at booth #1684 otherwise picking fights with other costumed superheroes. “Being the weirdos that we are, we sometimes are a bit out of place at some of the appearances. However, being surrounded by over 80,000 comic book and Anime nerds, along with legends such as Bruce Campbell and Stan Lee will make us feel right at home.” says the band.

POWERGLOVE released their debut record “Saturday Morning Apocalypse” via eOne Music a few weeks ago and haven’t slowed down. Their rendition of the Transformers theme song can be heard here, [http://bit.ly/95zKvO] and the new record can be previewed and purchased here [http://bit.ly/95zKvO].

Now that POWERGLOVE has taken the Flintstones from the stone age into the metal age, they will hit the road with FIREWIND this fall followed by ARSIS and CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE this winter.

w/ Firewind

Nov. 04 – Raleigh, NC – Volume 11

Nov. 05 – West Springfield, VA – Jaxx

Nov. 06 – New York, NY – The Gramercy

Nov. 07 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques

w/ Arsis and Conducting From The Grave

Dec. 01 – Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ

Dec. 02 – Evening Star Music Hall – Niagara Falls, NY

Dec. 03 – Pirates Cove – Cleveland, OH

Dec. 04 – Harpo’s – Detroit, MI

Dec. 05 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

Dec. 07 – Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

Dec. 08 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT

Dec. 09 – The Venue – Boise, ID

Dec. 10 – Studio 7 – Seattle, WA

Dec. 11 – Branx (Loveland) – Portland, OR

Dec. 12 – Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA

Dec. 13 – The Whisky – Hollywood, CA

Dec. 14 – The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

Dec. 15 – Club Khaos – Amarillo, TX

Dec. 16 – The Marquee Theatre – Tulsa, OK

Dec. 18 – Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

TOUR POSTER: http://www.box.net/shared/a61x9uds7b

“We are POWERGLOVE and we are here to f*ck with your childhood!” proclaims the band at the beginning of their live shows. After finding success mining the brains of the A.D.D. driven video game generation with songs like “Tetris,” POWERGLOVE have set their sights on the inner child in all of us. To this end, the band has set its blasters from stun to kill; it’s target: the world!

POWERGLOVE is composed of four battle-hardened rockers out of Boston, MA: Alex Berkson, Bassil Silver, Chris Marchiel, and Nick Avila. This band shreds metal renditions of everything from old school 8- bit video game classics to contemporary blockbusters, all with a heavy metal attitude!

For more information on E1 Metal please visit http://www.e1metal.com/ or follow @E1MetalATTACK

For more information on POWERGLOVE visit the links below.

PHOTOS: http://www.box.net/shared/hqlsout30e

http://twitter.com/powergloveband

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

http://www.myspace.com/powerglove

http://www.facebook.com/pages/PowerGlove/26997286776

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WITHERED Launch Second Track from “Dualitas”

October 6th, 2010
by EvilG

Atlanta based blacked doom quartet, WITHERED, has launched the second track from their upcoming album, “Dualitas,” due out Nov. 09/10. “The Progenitor’s Grasp” is available now, exclusively at Brooklyn Vegan. http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/10/new_withered_mp.html The lead track, “Extinguished With the Weary,” debuted recently as part of the new “Metal Swim” collection, presented by Scion A/V and Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. It can be heard streaming on the band’s myspace page now http://www.myspace.com/withered

Like its predecessor, the critically acclaimed “Static Tensions,” “Dualitas,” was recorded by KYLESA’s Phillip Cope at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC. The CD and vinyl versions of the album have different covers, both of which were created by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium, The Acacia Strain). Pre-order for the album is available now. (http://store.prostheticrecords.com/index.php/bands/withered) The vinyl version of “Dualitas,” will be a 500 piece limited edition gatefold double LP set on 150-gram wax, which contains the exclusive 33 minute instrumental track, “Dwell.”

Joining up with label mates SKELETONWITCH and LANDMINE MARATHON for the “North American Skullsplitter 2010 Tour.” Their confirmed dates are:

11/23            Windsor, ON- Chubby Pickle %
11/24            London, ON- London Music Hall %
11/25            Hamilton, ON- Absinthe %
11/26            Kingston, ON- The Mansion (Wine Cellar)%

WITHERED appeared on the “Blackened Fest” in 2009 with Mayhem, and also toured  with Watain, Marduk, and appeared at 2009’s inaugural Scion Rock Fest, along with Skeletonwitch, Mastodon, Torche, and more, as well as Maryland Death Fest.

Some past praise for WITHERED:

“A fusion of black metal, doom, grind and crust that somehow evoked both lacerating primitivism and next-level sophistication.” — Decibel

“An unholy combo of death/doom, crusty grindcore, blazing black metal and dexterous post-rock.” — Decibel

“Withered combine a love for Norwegian black metal, grindcore, Swedish melodic death metal and reverberating doom. They celebrate everything that is righteous about metal from the last 15 years.” — Metal Hammer

“A combination of rampaging blackened metal, wallowing, doom-styled heaviosity and punk-charged urgency, Withered set a new standard for contemporary metal.” — Metal Hammer

“Dense, lurching doom…songs as bleak and fraught with palpable tension as a blackened tornado funnel cloud on a distant horizon.” — Revolver

“Withered delight in infusing their love of the chilly blasting of black metal and the lumbering fury of death metal with the forward-thinking prog sludge perfected by Mastodon.” — Kerrang

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The Dead Walk Again in 2010 and ODERUS URUNGUS is among them!

October 6th, 2010
by EvilG
The Dead Walk Again in 2010 and ODERUS URUNGUS is among them

The Dead Walk Again in 2010 and ODERUS URUNGUS is among them

Oderus Urungus, chief scumdog of marauding mutant metal impresarios GWAR, will be dropping by Trinity Bellwoods Park on Saturday Oct. 23rd, 2010 to be given the newly minted title of Honorary Grand Marshal. Oderus will start the zombie walk by making an opening announcement to the ravenous undead hordes before sending them forth with the new tradition of The Throwing of the Severed Head.

The Toronto Zombie Walk will be hosting its eighth annual zombie walk on Saturday, October 23, 2010 and is the biggest Zombie walk in North America! The walking dead will begin their 5 kill-o-meter lurch across Toronto from Trinity Bellwoods Park to Christie Pits Park at 3pm. Pre-festivities start at 12pm and include Henry’s Photo Booth to preserve all your undead memories, Creeped Out’s annual Blood Booth, prize give-aways to die for and a dubbing of The 2010 Toronto Zombie Walk Grand Marshal, Oderus Urungus, at 3pm.

Registration for The Toronto Zombie Walk is free and open to all. Participants can register for the walk in advance on the Toronto Zombie Walk website, or in person at Eyesore Cinema or Starstruck Entertainment (Square One, Mississauga) or they can register on the day of, at the walk. http://www.torontozombiewalk.ca/2010_registration.php | http://www.torontozombiewalk.ca

GWAR’s latest masterpiece “Bloody Pit of Horror” will be in stores on November 9th, but you can pre-order your copy today from the official GWAR page on the Metal Blade Records website at: http://www.metalblade.com/gwar. The landing page includes all current tour dates, GWAR footage from BOTH Gwar.tv and MetalBlade.tv, and pre-orders for “Bloody Pit of Horror” on CD, a GWAR t-shirt, or the ultimate “Bloody Pit” package that includes the CD, the GWAR t-shirt, and a 12×12 autographed cover print!

First single “Zombies, March!” is up now on http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/music/1043

GWAR

Tour w/ The Casualties, Infernaeon, Mobile Deathcamp

10/07 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution

10/08 Ybor City, FL The Ritz Ybor

10/09 Orlando, FL Firestone Live

10/10 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade

10/11 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend

10/12 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts

10/13 Cleveland, OH House of Blues

10/14 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

10/15 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights

10/16 Worcester, MA The Palladium – Rock N Shock Festival

10/17 Montreal, QB Theatre Telus

10/19 Moncton, NB Club Oxygen

10/20 Halifax, NS The New Palace

10/22 Quebec City, QC Theatre Imperial

10/23 Toronto, ON Opera House

10/24 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall

10/26 Chicago, IL House of Blues

10/27 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

10/29 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection

10/30 Detroit, MI Harpo’s

10/31 Milwaukee, WI The Rave

11/02 Dallas, TX House of Blues

11/03 Little Rock, AR The Village

11/04 New Orleans, LA House of Blues

11/05 Houston, TX House of Blues

End Tour

11/06 Austin, TX Waterloo Park – Fun Fun Fun Fest

Second Leg Of Tour w/ The Casualties, Infernaeon, Mobile Deathcamp

11/08 Lawrence, KS Granada

11/09 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom

11/10 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre

11/11 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater

11/12 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

11/13 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre

11/14 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre

11/15 San Diego, CA House of Blues

11/16 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues

11/17 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theatre

11/18 Chico, CA Senator Theatre

11/19 Reno, NV Knitting Factory

11/20 Bend, OR Midtown Music Hall

11/21 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom

11/22 Pomona, CA The Glass House

11/24 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air

11/26 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre

11/27 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory

11/28 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo

11/29 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

12/01 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Centre

12/02 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall Ballroom

12/03 Regina, SK Riddell Centre

12/04 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick Centre

12/06 Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze

http://www.gwar.net

http://www.myspace.com/gwarofficial

http://www.youtube.com/gwar

http://www.facebook.com/gwar

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