GEEZER BUTLER SQUASHES RUMORS OF BLACK SABBATH REUNION

February 17th, 2011
by EvilG

Feb. 17, LOS ANGELES — Responding to ongoing rumors surrounding a possible Black Sabbath reunion, Geezer Butler has issued the following statement:   “I would like to make it clear, because of mounting speculation and rumours, that there will be definitely no reunion of all four original members of Black Sabbath, whether to record an album or to tour.”

Geezer Butler with Heaven and Hell - Live in Helsinki (2006)

Geezer Butler with Heaven and Hell - Live in Helsinki (2006)

Butler’s most recent musical outing was with Heaven & Hell, a four piece featuring Black Sabbath band mate Tony Iommi as well as one time Black Sabbath members Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice.  The band released Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell in November of 2010.   www.geezerbutler.com

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GOD DETHRONED calls it quits!

February 17th, 2011
by EvilG
GOD DETHRONED - "Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross"

GOD DETHRONED - "Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross"

Read the statement of GOD DETHRONED mainman Henri Sattler: “For a Nihilist, nothing is at least something. 2011 is GOD DETHRONED’s final year in existence.

We could have spent another year in a tour bus because the amount of offers was endless, but I just don’t feel like touring anymore. People told me to take a break for a year or maybe two, but as I’m an “all, or nothing at all” type of person, I decided to call it quits. Not immediately, but in December of this year we will definitely play our last show. That’s gonna be at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting in Holland. I’m very proud of what we achieved with the band, but the time has come for new challenges. I would like to thank all of our fans for their support for all these years.” Cheers, Henri

On behalf of GOD DETHRONED

Confirmed GOD DETHRONED live shows:

02/07/11 – NL – Nijmegen – Fortarock

20/08/11 – DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival (final German show)

17/12/11 – NL – Eindhoven – Metal Meeting (farewell show)

http://www.facebook.com/goddethronedofficial

http://www.goddethroned.com/

http://www.myspace.com/villavampiria

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DIAMOND PLATE ENTER THE STUDIO TO RECORD DEBUT ALBUM, GENERATION WHY?

February 16th, 2011
by EvilG

DIAMOND PLATE have officially commenced the recording sessions for their Spring 2011 debut album, GENERATION WHY? with producer, Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, DEICIDE, NEVERMORE, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD) at RAX Trax in the band’s hometown of Chicago, IL. “Working with Neil has been incredible;” says guitarist, Konrad Kuplec. “Our plan is simple: bring together great songs, playing, and production with an insane amount of energy. We want to focus on capturing a vibe on this album that hasn’t been felt in metal in a long time. People will be amazed at how much improvement and strength there will be on this debut.”

By incorporating elements of extreme metal, hardcore and other outside interests, DIAMOND PLATE aims to make a solid thrash album that is proudly modern, yet can stand the test of time. Neil Kernon, no stranger to making records that were hallmarks of aggression, is helping to shape GENERATION WHY? into just that: “I am very excited to be working with Diamond Plate. We’re all ready to make a killer album. This is going to be a blast!”

View 2 photos of DIAMOND PLATE in the studio:

http://earacherecords.com/myspace/diamondplatestudio1.JPG

http://earacherecords.com/myspace/diamondplatestudio2.JPG

GENERATION WHY? will be released on EARACHE RECORDS in Spring, 2011.

DIAMOND PLATE is a young, dynamic band from Chicago, IL who have taken the midwest metal scene by storm and now have their eyes set on global domination. Formed in 2008, this high-energy act has already earned high honors from respected outlets such as Terrorizer magazine, who named DIAMOND PLATE as one of the Best Unsigned Bands in the very year that the band first got together.

For music, info and more, go to http://www.myspace.com/diamondplate1

Follow DIAMOND PLATE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/diamondplate1

‘Like’ DIAMOND PLATE on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DiamondPlate

Catch footage of DIAMOND PLATE in action at http://www.youtube.com/user/diamondplateofficial

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EVILE – XBOX LIVE GAME WITH FAME: PLAY ROCK BAND WITH OL DRAKE TOMORROW

February 16th, 2011
by EvilG

EVILE guitarist, Ol Drake is the latest artist spotlighted in the Xbox LIVE Game With Fame program. Tomorrow night, Thursday, February 17th 2011 from 5 to 8 PM, EST, Ol will be playing Rock Band 3 and wants fans from all over the world to join him in playing the latest EVILE, OCEANO and CAULDRON tracks from Rock Band Network, as well as jamming to the thousands of other Rock Band favorites available on disc and online.

Sign on to Xbox LIVE from 5 PM to 8 PM EST tomorrow, Thursday, February 17th 2011 to get your chance to play with Ol. He will be playing with the Gamertag EvileOlDrake. Send him an invite to play and get your chance to Game With Fame!

For more info, go to http://www.rockband.com/blog/game-with-fame-evile

Xbox LIVE users can also find more Game With Fame info on the dashboard.

EVILE have been chosen as Rock Band Network‘s February 2011 Artist of the Month. The thrilling UK thrashers have been waving the flag for the multi-million selling Rock Band video game series ever since their signature song, “Thrasher” was included as DLC for the original game. Now several iterations later, EVILE‘s link to the Rock Band series has intensified thanks to the work of Ol Drake and Rock Band Network.

Go to http://www.rockband.com/blog/rbn-aotm-feb-evile to read an exclusive interview with EVILE guitarist Ol Drake as he talks about the challenge of authoring tracks for Rock Band Network, why he chose to do it himself and much more.

Purchase the entire INFECTED NATIONS album, plus the bonus track “My Parasite” from Rock Band Network here: http://earache.com/rockband/

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

For more EVILE news and info, head to:

Official websitehttp://www.evile.co.uk
MySpacehttp://www.myspace.com/evileuk
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/evileuk
Twitterhttp://twitter.com/evileuk

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GARY HOLT OF EXODUS COMMENTS ON UPCOMING GUEST GUITARIST SLOT WITH SLAYER

February 16th, 2011
by EvilG
EXODUS - GARY HOLT Live Photo by DirtJunior

EXODUS - GARY HOLT Live Photo by DirtJunior

As announced by SLAYER yesterday, Gary Holt of EXODUS will be temporarily filling in for guitarist Jeff Hanneman during SLAYER’s upcoming tour dates.  He will immediately join Slayer members Kerry King, Tom Araya and Dave Lombardo on their five-date Australian Soundwave Festival that begins February 26.

Gary Holt offers the following comments about his upcoming stint as touring guitarist for one of metal’s most venerated bands:

“How can I put into words how excited I am to have been asked to play with SLAYER?  Hard to describe for sure.  Legendary band, check.  Old friends since the birth of thrash metal. Check.  Get to play ‘Angel Of Death’ live, priceless!  I’ll do my best to live up to the standard they’ve set for so many years, while we all wish Jeff a speedy return to health and his rightful place in SLAYER.”

SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman is currently recuperating at home after emergency surgery on his right arm after contracting a serious infection, possibly caused by a spider bite.  He is expected to make a full recovery and will return to the SLAYER line-up as soon as he has fully recovered.

Log onto www.SLAYER.net for all of SLAYER’s tour dates.

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ULCER: Grant Us Death Artwork + Track Listing Revealed

February 16th, 2011
by EvilG

Polish death metallers ULCER, who recently joined Pulverised Records’ crushing roster, are pleased to unveil the track-listing and cover art to their upcoming full-length, Grant Us Death. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Grzegorz Kulawiak at Sinquest Sound Studio in Lublin, Poland, the ten-track full-length features the stark but striking cover art of Bartlomiej Kurzok with a layout conceptualized by ULCER frontman D. (aka Sonneillon). Check it out HERE.

Grant Us Death Track Listing:

01. Grant Us Death
02. Devilspeed
03. Bloodpainted Salvation
04. The Love Song
05. Godcremation
06. Thanatoeuphoria
07. Devitalized
08. The Pact
09. My Lord Has Horns
10. When Horror Comes

Formed in 2006, the young ULCER consists of past and present members from Blaze Of Perdition, Squashed Bowels, Deivos and Abusiveness. The band recorded two demos in 2006 and a debut full-length album entitled Serpent Trinity in 2007.   To check out a preview of “The Love Song,” the fourth track off Grant Us Death,  visit the ULCER‘s official MySpace page at: http://www.myspace.com/ulcerdeathmetal or http://www.myspace.com/pulverisedrecords.    

http://www.myspace.com/ulcerdeathmetal
http://www.pulverised.net

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GOLEM – “ONE BULLET LEFT” Release Details

February 16th, 2011
by EvilG

SOUTHERN BRIGADE RECORDS proudly presents the third album from Italian Metaòl Band GOLEM called “ONE BULLET LEFT”.

The band from Bari comes back on the scene after 6 years from his last and fortunate album“Black Era”. The new album, recorded and mixed at the GOLEM DUNGEON STUDIOS (Capurso, BA – IT) by GIUSEPPE DENTAMARO, is an incredible evolution of both skill and sound that combines melodic keyboards and samples themes and some very extreme aggressive moments.

Vocal melodies and catchy refreains make GoleM’s sound very recognizable and remarkable from people who love modern ad versatile metal swedish style, very well mixed screamin’ and clean vocals, crystal-clear sounds supported by and incredible performance from the musicians involved! The graphic design as every GoleM work was made by CLAUDIO GRILLI’S COOLGRAPHICS.

ONE BULLET LEFT will be released on 30 april 2011 also via digital download and will be available on every major retailer like iTunes, cdbaby.com, Rhapsody, emusic and much more.

Here’s the new and current line-up:

MATTEO DE BELLIS guitars & vocals

OTTAVIO MARZO guitars

DOMENICO BOTTALICO bass

RINO “BIG ROGER” RICCO drums

GoleM will celebrate the release of ONE BULLET LEFT on 11 march with a release-party during the first semifinal of GOLEM DUNGEON CONTEST at the TARGET CLUB in BARI. The new website will be on line soon: www.golemneverdies.it, and two new songs are already available on the new myspace page: www.myspace.com/golemneverdies. The band also has launched his new facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/GoleM/116045821799039

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Lazarus A.D. Posts “The Making of ‘Black Rivers Flow’: Episode 6 – For the Record”

February 16th, 2011
by EvilG

On Tour Now with Death Angel & Bonded By Blood

Wisconsin thrash metallers LAZARUS A.D. and MetalInjection.net have just posted the sixth and final video blog in their series detailing “The Making of Black Rivers Flow”. Check out the new installment at this link (and below). The behind the scenes footage for the series was filmed by the band and produced/edited by Clay Cook at Dirty Cheese Design & Development. Check out all of the previous installments at MetalInjection.net.

Black Rivers Flow was released on February 1st on Metal Blade Records and is already seeing some amazing numbers on the charts. The album landed at #35 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums chart, and #86 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart. Black Rivers Flow also charted at #90 in Canada on the Hard Music charts. These numbers are only the beginning of an exciting year for LAZARUS A.D..

The band is currently touring alongside thrash metal legends Death Angel on the North American Retribution Tour. Bonded by Blood will also perform. LAZARUS A.D. and Bonded by Blood have also just released a number of European tour dates that will launch them throughout the continent this March. See below for all current European and U.S. tour dates.
NORTH AMERICAN RETRIBUTION TOUR 2011 w/ DEATH ANGEL, BONDED BY BLOOD
Feb. 16 – Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
Feb. 18 – Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ
Feb. 19 – Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
Feb. 20 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Feb. 21 – Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 22 – The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
Feb. 23 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
Feb. 24 – The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
Feb. 26 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

EUROPEAN TOUR w/ BONDED BY BLOOD

Mar. 09 – London, UK – O2 Academy 2
Mar. 10 – Bristol, UK – Area 81
Mar. 11 – Milton Keynes, UK – Crauford Arms
Mar. 12 – Leeds, UK – The Well
Mar. 13 – Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
Mar. 14 – Nottingham, UK – The Maze
Mar. 15 – Southampton, UK – Joiners
Mar. 16 – Norwich, UK – Metal Lust @ The Brickmakers
Mar. 17 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
Mar. 18 – Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
Mar. 19 – Prague, Czech Republic – Modra Vopice
Mar. 20 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
Mar. 21 – Vienna, Austria – 3Raum/Arena
Mar. 22 – Bologna, Italy – Blogs Club
Mar. 23 – Barcelona, Spain – Mephisto
Mar. 24 – Madrid, Spain – Hebe
Mar. 25 – Paris, France – Paris Extreme Festival
Mar. 26 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27 Black
Mar. 27 – Porto, Portugal – Porto Rio
Mar. 29 – Hamburg, Germany – Headcrash
Mar. 30 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Merleyn
Mar. 31 – Copenhagen, Denmark – The Rock

Apr. 01 – Cologne, Germany – The Underground
Apr. 02 – Bruges, Belgium – JH Comma

Here’s what critics are already saying about Black Rivers Flow:

LAZARUS A.D.’s Black Rivers Flow is meticulously perfect. The guitar solos are reminiscent of Slayer, the riffs remind me of Coroner, Atheist and Testament, and the precision of the guitar work brings to mind Metallica and Megadeth.” Altsounds.com

“This band is in no danger of suffering from a sophomore slump (the title track is especially wicked).” MetalSucks.net

“Grade-A modern American thrash metal.” Blabbermouth.net

“The album wraps up with the seven-minute ‘Eternal Vengeance’, which builds from a mellow vocal introduction reminiscent of James Hetfield’s (Metallica) somber moments to the crunching heaviness that defines the rest of the album. It too is a strong and, in a different way, expansive cut. LAZARUS A.D. have taken a big step forward with Black Rivers Flow and kept the killer instinct intact. No flash in the pan, this is a band to watch in 2011 and beyond.” Blabbermouth.net

LAZARUS A.D. gets a lot of things right on Black Rivers Flow, namely the classic thrash feel, the headbangability and the incorporation of a second, very different vocal presence. Just be careful listening to this while driving. This album might make you a little reckless. RIYL: Metallica, Lamb of God, Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch, Goatwhore.” TheNewReview.net


Lazarus A.D. is
Jeff Paulick –Bass/Lead Vocals
Dan Gapen- Lead Guitar / Vocals
Alex Lackner- Guitar
Ryan Shutler-Drums

For more information on LAZARUS A.D. visit the following locations:
http://lazarusad.com/
http://www.facebook.com/lazarusad
http://twitter.com/LAZARUSAD
http://www.myspace.com/lazarus1
http://www.metalblade.com/LazarusAD/
http://www.thirddegreemerch.com/lazarusad

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PAUL WARDINGHAM: Releases Solo Instrumental Metal Album “Assimilate Regenerate”

February 16th, 2011
by EvilG
PAUL WARDINGHAM: Releases Solo Instrumental Metal Album “Assimilate Regenerate”

PAUL WARDINGHAM: Releases Solo Instrumental Metal Album “Assimilate Regenerate”

Australian based guitarist and producer Paul Wardingham, is releasing his debut solo instrumental album, “Assimilate Regenerate”, scheduled for release on February 21st 2011 through Enigmatic Records.

Described as hi-tech melodic metal, Paul’s style combines 7-string mechanical metal grooves, melodic choruses, and otherworldly guitar solos. This album is sure to impress fans of guitar legends like Jeff Loomis and John Petrucci, although musically it shares more in common with artists such as Devin Townsend, Scar Symmetry, Fear Factory, and Meshuggah.

Paul Wardingham was recently featured on Universum’s latest album “Mortuus Machina” contributing a guest guitar solo on the track “Aeon Displacement”. He is also known as one half of the Collins/Wardingham Project, a collaboration with Australian drum phenomenon Grant Collins. Their critically acclaimed progressive metal fusion album “Interactive” was released in 2006 through Enigmatic Records.

“Assimilate Regenerate” track listing:

01. Assimilate Regenerate 02. Futureshock 03. Ghost In The Machine 04. Brain Interactive Construct 05. Fields Of Utopia 06. Enter The Metaverse 07. Mindwarp 08. Clones 09. Cyber Warfare 10. Orbital Decay 11. Black Hole Device

For pre-orders, additional information, videos and soundclips visit: www.paulwardingham.com or www.enigmaticrecords.com

Full preview track “Mindwarp”:

“Studio Teaser: Making of Assimilate Regenerate”

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Death metal all-stars: Necronaut to make one-off appearance at Sweden Rock Festival!

February 16th, 2011
by EvilG

Necronaut is no ordinary project. When the celebrated, eponymous debut album was released this past autumn, Swedish daily paper Expressen wrote: “if Dave Grohl had dared getting his hands dirty, Probot could have turned out as well as former Dismember drummer Fred Estbys solo project”. Death metal veteran Fred Estby has gathered some of Sweden’s hardest, most uncompromising musicians for a unique appearance at Sweden Rock Festival. According to the band leader, this may very well be Necronaut’s only public concert ever. He also promises that the all-star line-up will deliver not only Necronaut material, but also some other brutal surprises.

Musicians confirmed so far:

Fred Estby (ex-Dismember)
Nicke Andersson (Imperial State Electric, ex-Hellacopters, ex-Entombed)
Tomas “Tompa” Lindberg (At The Gates)
Erik Danielsson (Watain)
Tyrant (Nifelheim)
Hellbutcher (Nifelheim)
Janne “JB” Christoffersson (Grand Magus)
Andreas “Drette” Axelsson (Tormented, ex-Edge Of Sanity)
David Blomqvist (Dismember)
Tobias Christiansson (Dismember, Grave)
Robert Pehrsson (Dundertåget, Deathbreath)


Read more under Bands 2011

4-day tickets sold out! – Get your 3-day ticket now!


CONFIRMED DATES FOR SOME OF THE BANDS:

Wednesday june 8
Hardcore Superstar – Five Horse Johnson – Crashdïet – Seventribe

Thursday june 9
Judas Priest – The Cult – Thin Lizzy – Joan Jett – Morbid Angel – Buckcherry – Clutch – FM – Moonspell – The Damned – Dan Reed – Groundhogs

Friday june 10
Whitesnake – Rob Zombie – Helloween – Mr Big – Down – Iced Earth – Overkill – Jason & The Scorchers – The Brew

Saturday june 11
Ozzy Osbourne – Saxon – Styx – Kansas – Molly Hatchet – Hawkwind – Lee Aaron – Walter Trout – Electric Wizard – Rage (Acoustic)


Confirmed bands so far out of a total of around 70:

Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest –
last show ever in Sweden
Whitesnake –
with very special guests
Rob Zombie
The Cult
Saxon
Down
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Thin Lizzy
Helloween
Kansas
Morbid Angel
Styx
Iced Earth
Mr Big
Hawkwind
Necronaut
Molly Hatchet
Rhapsody of Fire
Hardcore Superstar
Stryper
Clutch
Mustasch
Destruction
Overkill
The Haunted
Buckcherry
The Damned
Lee Aaron
Jason & the Scorchers
Five Horse Johnson
Evergrey
FM
Electric Wizard
Doc Holliday
Crashdïet
Moonspell
Agent Steel
Ghost
Dan Reed Band
Walter Trout
Raubtier
Groundhogs
Houston
Mason Ruffner
The Brew
Fläsket Brinner
Rage (Acoustic)

The tickets to Sweden Rock Festival 2011 are now released and you buy them directly online at our homepage.

More information at:
www.swedenrock.com

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Releases Free Five Song EP; Issues Update on ‘Deconstruction’

February 16th, 2011
by EvilG
DEVIN TOWNSEND

DEVIN TOWNSEND

DEVIN TOWNSEND has been one of the leaders of the progressive moment since he first picked up a guitar. He is held in the highest regards of metal fans around the world, as has been seen by the incredible fan fare that surrounded last year’s ‘Addicted’ and the touring that surrounded it. Now Devin has multiple albums and touring in the works for 2011 and is ready to kick things off.

First of all, a free five-song acoustic EP has been made available for download online. Featuring the tracks “Supercrush,” “Kingdom,” “Truth,” “Om,” and “By Your Command,” the EP can be downloaded at the following location:

http://www.insideoutmusic.com/specials/DTP/

DEVIN TOWNSEND is also hard at work on two albums that are slated for 2011 releases, ‘Deconstruction‘ and ‘Ghost‘. Below you will find a video update from Devin himself as he workd on the orchestral recording for ‘Deconstruction’. Check it out and be sure to catch DEVIN TOWNSEND on his upcoming European tour.

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SATAN’S HOST: release date set for new album, plus artwork + track listing revealed

February 16th, 2011
by EvilG

MORIBUND RECORDS has confirmed May 3rd as the release date for SATAN’S HOST’s brand-new album, By the Hands of the Devil. A hugely anticipated release, By the Hands of the Devil sees the return of original SATAN’S HOST vocalist Leviathan Thisiren (AKA Harry Conklin of JAG PANZER/TITAN FORCE fame) back into the SATAN’S HOST grotto.

Satan's Host (2011)

Satan's Host (2011)

Recorded at Flatline Audio with in-demand producer Dave Otero (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, COBALT),  this new opus has taken the band to new heights in every aspect: lyrical content, musicianship, power, melody, and pure infernal magick. Prepare for Satanic power metal majesty!   Fittingly, By the Hands of the Devil once again features artwork by the legendary Joe Petagno (MOTORHEAD, MARDUK, KRISIUN), which can be viewed here:

Satan's Host - By the Hands of the Devil

Satan's Host - By the Hands of the Devil

Lastly, SATAN’S HOST have revealed the track listing for By the Hands of the Devil as thus:

1. By the Hands of the Devil
2. Shades of the Unlight
3. Demontia
4. Before the Flame
5. Bleeding Hearts of the Damned
6. Black Hilted Knife
7. Revival
8. Fallen Angel
9. Inferior Worlds
10. Norwegian Wood*

*bonus track
For more information, consult www.satanshost.com and www.moribundcult.com.

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SLAYER Recruits EXODUS Guitarist GARY HOLT For Upcoming Tour

February 16th, 2011
by EvilG
EXODUS' Gary Holt to Appear at NAMM

EXODUS' Gary Holt

SLAYER has recruited Gary Holt from veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS to be SLAYER’s guest guitarist, temporary filling in for Jeff Hanneman who is currently recovering from surgery. Holt will immediately join Tom Araya (bass, vocals), Kerry King (guitar) and Dave Lombardo (drums) for their five-date Australian Soundwave Festival tour that begins February 26.

Hanneman underwent emergency surgery on his right arm late last month after contracting a serious infection, possibly caused by a spider bite. He is now recuperating at home and is expected to make a full recovery. He will return to the SLAYER lineup as soon as he has fully recovered.

While Hanneman’s doctors were not able to definitively identify the infection’s origin, they diagnosed necrotizing fasciitis, an infection caused by bacteria. According to WebMD, necrotizing fasciitis can destroy skin, fat, and the tissue covering the muscles. The disease sometimes is called “flesh-eating” bacteria.

“Jeff is our brother, we’ve all been friends and together as a band for almost 30 years,” said Araya, “so we just want him to completely recover as soon as possible.”

“After everything that happened last year,” King added, “we all agreed that we just can’t let our fans down again,” referring to Araya’s severe back and neck pain that prompted his January 2010 surgery, unfortunately leading to the band’s postponement or cancellation of numerous shows in 2009 and 2010. “Jeff is totally on board with this decision, so we will tour as planned. At this point, we can’t pinpoint exactly what day he’ll be back, but he’ll be back as soon as he possibly can. And we can’t wait for Jeff to get better and get his ass back on the road.”

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CROWBAR SETS CAREER FIRST WEEK SALES RECORD IN THE US

February 16th, 2011
by EvilG

(New York, NY) — CROWBAR’s new album SEVER THE WICKED HAND sold 3.7k copies in its first week in stores making it the biggest first week of sales in their twenty year career.
The record fared well on Billboards various charts as well:

#4 Heatseekers
#22 Independent

# 16 on Hard Rock Chart
#58 on Canadian Soundscan Indie Chart
#59 on Canadian Soundscan Hard Music Chart

Kirk Windstein offers his comment.
“A huge thanks to all of the CROWBAR fans who bought SEVER THE WICKED HAND this week! This was by far the biggest first week we’ve ever had! Equally big thanks to all at eOne, Jamey Jasta and Steve Ross for believing in us. Let’s keep it up, spread the word and stay HEAVY!”

The band is getting ready to kick off the inaugural “Metalliance Tour” along side HELMET and ST VITUS. Pegged to be the most talked about metal tour this spring, dates below span coast to coast with a spotlight on this years SXSW festival in Austin, TX. Visit http://metalliancetour.com for more info.

03/17/11        Dallas, TX @ Southside Music Hall
03/18/11        Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog / SXSW
03/19/11        New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
03/20/11        St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
03/21/11        Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
03/22/11        Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
03/23/11        Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
03/24/11        Worcester, MA @ Palladium
03/25/11        New York, NY @ Irving Plaza **VIP TICKETS SOLD OUT**
03/26/11        Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
03/27/11        Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
03/28/11        Merriam, KS @ Aftershock (No Helmet)
03/29/11        Denver, CO @ The Summit
03/31/11        Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
04/01/11        Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/03/11        San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
04/04/11        San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
04/05/11        Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues

For more information on CROWBAR, please visit:

http://www.crowbarrules.com/
http://www.twitter.com/crowbarrules
http://www.myspace.com/crowbar
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crowbar-Band/65626548376

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BELPHEGOR: Forced to Miss Shows on Upcoming Tour

February 16th, 2011
by EvilG
Belphegor - Blood Magick Necromance

Belphegor - Blood Magick Necromance

Kings of supreme death/black metal art, BELPHEGOR, have issued that following statement in regards to their upcoming tour with DEICIDE:

“Due to circumstances beyond the band’s control we are being forced to cancel eleven shows, since we were initially not given the green light to enter the country. We were promised that we would be fine two weeks ago, but still all the members were not got their stuff. We all tried everything to make it happen, so it’s a terrible situation. We were waiting, sharp and ready to rumble and kick serious ass, but couldn’t do anything.

The USA immigration forms are approved so now we have new visa interviews at the USA embassy in Vienna at the beginning of next week. Now we have re-schedule the flights to make it happen.  We will now start the tour in Chicago, IL at Reggie’s on the 26th. We want to apologize to the demons and everyone who’s bought a ticket to see us tear the stage with Deicide. See you in Chicago!”


BELPHEGOR
will be direct support to DEICIDE on the “God Is Dead – To Hell With God Tour” this February.  The trek is sponsored by Bloody-Disgusting.com and also features BLACKGUARD, NEURAXIS and PATHOLOGY.  Tour dates are as follows:

02/26/11  Reggie Rock Club – Chicago, IL

02/27/11  Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

02/28/11  Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY

03/01/11  The Marquee – Tulsa, OK

03/02/11  Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO

03/04/11  El Corazon – Seattle, WA

03/05/11  Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

03/06/11  Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA

03/07/11  Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV

03/08/11  The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

03/09/11  Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

03/10/11  The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

03/11/11  The War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX

03/12/11  Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX

03/13/11  Numbers – Houston, TX

03/15/11  Brass Mug – Tampa, FL

Blood Magick Necromance, BELPHEGOR’s ninth studio album, was released on January 14th, 2011 in Europe and on February 8th, 2011 in North America.  The album was produced by the legendary Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY) at his Abyss Studios (IMMORTAL, DIMMU BORGIR, HYPOCRISY, DARK FUNERAL etc.) in Pärlby, Sweden and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren.  Album artwork was designed by renowned Austrian artist Joachim Luetke (DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR).

Bloody-Disgusting.com recently hosted the exclusive video premiere for “Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Sathan.” Stated BELPHEGOR bass player Serpenth: We decided to anchor the clip on Bloody-Disgusting.com to avoid censorship troubles with moral persecutors.” The song can be heard in its entirety on BELPHEGOR’s Facebook player and on their MySpace page.

A trailer of the recording process of Blood Magick Necromance can be viewed here.

The track listing for Blood Magick Necromance is as follows:

1. IN BLOOD – DEVOUR THIS SANCTITY

2. RISE TO FALL AND FALL TO RISE

3. BLOOD MAGICK NECROMANCE

4. DISCIPLINE THROUGH PUNISHMENT

5. ANGELI MORTIS DE PROFUNDIS

6. IMPALED UPON THE TONGUE OF SATHAN

7. POSSESSED BURNING EYES

8. SADO MESSIAH
BELPHEGOR will be direct support to the legendary SEPULTURA this April/May along with HATE, KEEP OF KALESSIN, NEURAXIS, and BONDED BY BLOOD.  The band will also take part in a handful of special headlining shows in the midst of the tour.  Tour dates are:

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
04/21/11  Mavericks – Ottawa, ON – CANADA *** BELPHEGOR HEADLINING SHOW – NO SEPULTURA***
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
05/04/11  Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK *** BELPHEGOR HEADLINING SHOW – NO SEPULTURA***
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
05/17/11  The Oz Café – Wichita, KS *** BELPHEGOR HEADLINING SHOW – NO SEPULTURA***
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

Tickets for VIP packages are on sale now at Enterthevault.com.

Visit BELPHEGOR online at www.belphegor.at, on Facebook, www.myspace.com/BELPHEGOR, and on Twitter.com/_BELPHEGOR.

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