March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM, the latest album from Canadian blackened doom merchants WOODS OF YPRES, is out now in North America.

Originally released in 2009, WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM received critical acclaim upon its release, and has now been reissued worldwide by Earache Records.

WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM is available now on CD, and will be available on limited edition coloured double vinyl on April 11th exclusively from the Earache Webstore.  The limited edition vinyl will be available in the following colors and quantities:

100 – Shards of Love (pink with white splatter)
200 – Pain & Piss (yellow with red splatter)
300 – Wood Green
400 – Black

Get WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM now in North America on CD, and pre-order the limited edition coloured vinyl, athttp://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_745

WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM is also available now worldwide on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/album/woods-4-the-green-album/id408538564

The album is available in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_758

WOODS OF YPRES recently released a new music video for the track, “I Was Buried In Mount Pleasant Cemetery”, which is taken from WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM.  Watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9TvcAMENJE

Get more WOODS OF YPRES news and information at:

Official site – http://www.woodsofypres.ca
MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/woodsofypres
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/woodsofypres

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SoundCheck Hollywood Announces Its Grand Opening Autograph Signings For March 23rd and 24th

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

SoundCheck Hollywood (located at 8872 Sunset Blvd.) will be officially opening its doors to the public with an exciting grand opening extravaganza that will have metal/hard rock community flooding the Hollywood streets. This all kicks off with an autograph signing with ASKING ALEXANDRIA, who will be there to meet fans, sign autographs and take photos on Wednesday, March 23rdat 3PM. See below or visit www.facebook.com/soundcheckhollywood to view the entire list of band appearances.


Wednesday, March 23rd





Thursday, March 24th






More bands TBA


SoundCheck Hollywood is essentially a lifestyle music store that will feature CDs, Vinyl and DVDs from all artists spanning the spectrum of the metal/underground rock genres, but will separate itself from any other store with the special emphasis of limited edition merchandise that will cover the walls.


However, the specialness does not stop there. SoundCheck will offer fans a unique meet and greet opportunity with bands that takes place in the “backstage” of the store which will differ greatly from your normal autograph signings. Founder Ash Avildsen states: “We want to create an intimate environment that no other store has ever offered fans when they go to meet their favorite artists at a signing. SoundCheck’s backstage will be far different from your typical “move-it-along” setting, i.e. having a line of people looking over your shoulder while you are sharing your coveted moment with the band you came to meet.”


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SCAR SYMMETRY: Track by Track Incl. Snippets of New Album Online

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

Swedish progressive melodic death metal icons SCAR SYMMETRY have posted a video track by track for the bands upcoming album The Unseen Empire. The videos explain the lyrical concept of the album, which deals with conspiracy theories / illuminati themes. The track by track by drummer Henrik Ohlsson also contains short snippets of every song fromThe Unseen Empire!

The first single “Illuminoid Dream Sequence” can be streamed in its entirety on the bands Facebook profile: www.facebook.com/scarsymmetry

The Unseen Empire will be released April 15 (Europe) and May 17th (North America) 2011 via Nuclear Blast!

For more info visit: www.scarsymmetry.comwww.facebook.com/scarsymmetrywww.nuclearblast.de/scarsymmetry


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SYLOSIS Release New Videoclip

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

UK-based modern thrashers SYLOSIS have just released the videoclip for the song “Empyreal”. The track is taken from the album Edge Of The Earth, which will be released on April 19th in North America.

Check it out the clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXdPoL1yQsA

SYLOSIS’ Nuclear Blast debut “Conclusion Of An Age” was released in North America on January 27 2009.

SYLOSIS‘ musical style can be described as “brutal, technical and deceptively melodic modern metal that favors invention over cliché and never shies away from nimble shifts in style, tempo or mood. The quintet manage to bring an epic, technical and melodic feel to the old-school thrash sound, combining incredible guitar solos and bloodlust vocals. The outcome, a sound that is both devastatingly feral and blisteringly precise.”
For more info visit: www.sylosis.comwww.myspace.com/sylosis



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HEAVENWOOD (Oporto, Portugal) – New album showcases scheduled in Portugal/ 2 New songs streaming online

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

Portuguese Dark Goth Metal act HEAVENWOOD have scheduled two showcases for introducing the new ABYSS MASTERPIECE album which was released last March 14th in Portugal, and March 18th in Europe via Listenable Records, and will be released on May 3rd 2011 in North America through eOne Distribution. The band shall present 5 versions to some of the new songs of the new album and signing autographs for friends and fans in two separate occasions. First date due March 27 at the auditorium of FNAC STORE in Norte Shopping, Matosinhos, Portugal and session starts at 9:30pm. Second date is April 2 at the auditorium of FNAC STORE in Guimarães Shopping, Guimarães, Portugal, starting hour at 10pm.

Meanwhile the first dates for the ‘ Abyssus Convucatum Est Tour 2011 ‘ shall be revealed very soon.

In other news, ‘ Winter Slave ‘ and ‘ Leonor ‘ (with RAM-ZET’s Miriam Renvag on vocals) , two brand new tracks taken from ‘ Abyss Masterpiece ‘ are available for streaming on the band’s MySpace page. Both songs comes off the band’s new album which the media across the globe have been replying positively with numerous excellent reviews (Metal Hammer Magazine Germany 5/7; Rock Hard Magazine Germany 8/10; Terrorizer Magazine U.K. 7/10; Heavy Sound France 8.5/10; Heavy Hardes Magazine Germany 4/6; Reflections Of Darkness Webzine Holland 9/10; Metal Fan Magazine Romenia 8.3/10; Loud! Magazine Portugal 7.9/10; Scratch The Surface Webzine Portugal 8/10; Ruído Sonoro Webzine Portugal 93,90/100; Metal Imperium Portugal 8.7/10; Stormbringer Austria 4/5; Legacy Germany 11/15; Metal Glory Germany 7/10; Metal Italia Italy 7/10; RockNHeavy Portugal 8/10; U-Zine France 7/10; among many others). The follow-up to 2008’s Redemption was produced by Ricardo Dias and HEAVENWOOD and was mixed and mastered by Kristian “Kohle” Kohlmannslehner at Kohlekeller Studios, Germany and the cover art for the record was developed and realized by Matthew Vickerstaff of Darkwave Art.

For more updated information on the bands new showcase dates yet to be announced please follow to their Official MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/heavenwood.

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March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

WORCESTER, Mass. – Reunited metal-core purveyors Biohazard will make their New England Metal and Hardcore Festival debut this year.


“It’s been years since we’ve played anywhere in New England – 15 years with the original Biohazard, so the show will be off the hook for our old school friends,” said guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei.  “I’m looking forward to playing in front of those people who have never seen Biohazard before but have heard the stories from their older brothers or sisters about the shows back in the day.  I’m looking forward to finally getting Biohazard back to New England with the ORIGINAL lineup!”


The band plans to treat fans to a set full of Biohazard classics, and possibly a preview of some new material that will be featured on their upcoming spring release.


“We’ll play some new songs, but it’s been a while since we played so there are a lot of old songs people want to hear,” Graziadei said.  “Regardless, it’s gonna rock!”


The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Thursday, April14 through Saturday, April 16 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.


The lineup for Thursday is:  Attack Attack, Vanna, My Children My Bride, Our Last Night, Stray From The Path, Lions Lions, Arsonist Get All The Girls, A Bullet For Pretty Boy, Armor For The Broken, This Or The Apocalypse, I, The Breather, Across The Sun, Counterparts, Too Late The Hero, City Lights, Memphis May Fire, Attila, A Plea For Purging, Dr. Acula, The Crimson Armada, This Romantic Tragedy, Capitals, An Early Ending, Legacy, Gone Astray, and Your Last Request.


Bands scheduled for Friday are:  Biohazard, Blood For Blood, Bury Your Dead, Winds Of Plague, Stick To Your Guns, Close Your Eyes, Your Demise, Legend, Thy Will Be Done, Molotov Solution, Monsters, The Great Commission, The World We Knew, Murder Death Kill, Hundredth, She Has Fallen, Years Since The Storm, Terror, Trapped Under Ice, Lionheart, This Is Hell, Shai Hulud, The Carrier, Death Ray Vision, Venia, The Greenery, Born Low, Confrontation, King Conquer, Betrayal, and Faces of Bayon.


Saturday’s lineup is:  Hatebreed, Between The Buried And Me, Born Of Osiris, Times Of Grace, Darkest Hour, Carnifex, Job For A Cowboy, Dying Fetus, Oceano, The Ocean, Cephalic Carnage, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Within The Ruins, Contortionist, Volumes, Structures, Skeletonwitch, 3 Inches Of Blood, Nails, Beneath The Massacre, A Life Once Lost, Revocation, Withered, Lazarus AD, Burning The Masses, Last Chance To Reason, Son Of Aurelius, Hung, and Wretched.


Monster Energy is the official energy drink of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 13.  All In Merch is the official merchandise company and Hails & Horns is the official magazine.


Metal Blade Records, Atticus Black, D’Addario Strings and Evans Drumheads, Atticus Black, Rock Star Enegry Drink Mayhem Festival, Jak Prints, T-Mobile, Zildjian,Killer Tours, and ReturnToThePit.com are also sponsors of this year’s festival.  Break Thru Music (breakthrumusic.net) is hosting series of events for bands to complete for a slot on the festival.  Mazur PR coordinates media inquiries and Metal Injection supplies fans with videos and interviews at metalinjection.net for a preview of all the bands.  Jeremy Saffer from jeremysaffer.com and Aaron Peppelis from returntothepit.com provide all the official festival photos. This year the festival has also teamed up with a charity called Rise Above (weriseabove.org) to help children in Massachusetts get funding for them to learn instruments, play sports and go to events.


Doors open at 1 p.m. on Thursday and the festival will run from 1 to 10:45 p.m.  Doors open at noon on Friday and Saturday, with the shows running from noon to 12:45 a.m.  It is an all-ages event.


Tickets for Thursday cost $25.  Friday and Saturday individual day tickets cost $35.  A 3-day ticket costs $89.  Tickets are on sale now at FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or (800) 477-6849.


Performers are subject to change.




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March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG
KILLING THE DRAGON (2002) picture disc

KILLING THE DRAGON (2002) picture disc

To coincide with this year’s Record Store Day (which falls on Saturday, April 16th), Niji Entertainment will be issuing a very special, LIMITED EDITION, Deluxe Numbered Picture Disc LP of Dio’s 2002 release, ‘Killing the Dragon,’ of which only 2,500 copies will be made.


Each copy will be numbered in a unique way – by a special Dio hologram sticker.


Also on Saturday, April 16th, former Dio band members Craig Goldy, Simon Wright, and Scott Warren will participate in an in-store appearance from 12:30pm to 3:30pm at the Mad Platter record store, which is located at 1223 University Avenue, #160, in Riverside, CA 92507-7238. You can also call the store at (951) 328-1600.


‘Killing the Dragon’ marked the first collaboration between Dio and guitarist Doug Aldrich, who has subsequently joined Whitesnake. The album also spawned the single/video “Push,” which featured Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass. And exclusively for the picture disc edition of ‘Killing the Dragon,’ Dio’s longtime engineer, Wyn Davis, mixed and remastered the album.


Get ready to grab your copy quickly of the ‘Killing the Dragon’ picture disc, as this collector’s item is bound to disappear quickly!


‘Killing the Dragon’ Track List:


1. “Killing the Dragon”

2. “Along Comes a Spider”

3. “Scream”

4. “Better in the Dark”

5. “Rock & Roll”

6. “Push”

7. “Guilty”

8. “Throw Away Children”

9. “Before the Fall”

10. “Cold Feet”


For more information, visit:




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Complete Details Revealed For Heavy MTL, Heavy T.O.

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

More details have been announced for Canada’s leading “metal” festivals, Heavy MTL and Heavy T.O., which will take place in July.

Heavy MTL takes place July 23rd – 24th at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, PQ. The line-up is as follows:

Saturday, July 23rd (part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour)














Sunday, July 24th











Heavy T.O. takes place July 23rd – 24 at Downsview Park in Toronto, ON. The line-up is as follows:


Saturday, July 23rd











Sunday, July 24th










Tickets go on sale on Saturday, March 26th at noon for both events.


An official teaser clip for Heavy MTL & Heavy T.O. 2011 has been launched. The video features the MEGADETH track, ‘Holy Wars… The Punishment Due’, from the band’s 1990 album, Rust In Peace. Check it out below:




Further details below:




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March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

THE HAUNTED are back with their follow-up to 2008’s ‘Versus’ and it’s bigger and more exciting than they’ve ever been! ‘Unseen’ sees a band who is unwilling to remain still and continues to push the boundaries of their sound and growth. REVOLVER Magazine recently gave ‘Unseen’ a four star review saying, “‘Unseen’ is daring and varied in its scope and execution, each track markedly different in genre and approach from the last, but never losing the distinctive HAUNTED touch.”

‘Unseen’ will be released upon the masses in North America tomorrow, but THE HAUNTED have released one more trailer for fans to check out before they get to hear this beastly slab of Swedish metal.




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Chris Reifert of AUTOPSY/DEATH Contributes Foreward to ‘METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries’

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

Bazillion Points Books is proud to reveal that legendary American death metal pioneer Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY, ABSCESS, DEATH, THE RAVENOUS) has contributed a foreword to the upcoming 744-page hardcover book METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries, by Jon Kristiansen. Reifert’s connection to the Norwegian Slayer Mag dates to the late 1980s, when he and Kristiansen regularly exchanged demo cassettes and handwritten letters through the mail between California and Norway.


“Ask anyone who was around and into underground metal way back when,” begins Reifert, “and they will certainly mention Slayer Mag when discussing classic deathly literature…as you read it, I think you’ll enjoy being transported back in time to the early years of death metal.”


Part anthology, part memoir, and years in the making, METALION includes over 600 reproduction pages from every issue of Slayer mag, spanning from the early 1980s through 2010. In addition, author Jon Kristiansen recounts his life’s story, from alienated outsider to central figure in Norwegian black metal to world-weary metal survivor. The book also features over 100 rare photographs, including two color sections and a portrait gallery of photographs taken by Kristiansen himself.


“The greatest heavy metal story ever told” will be available June 6, 2011, wherever books are sold, and is available for preorder now with two bonus limited patches from Bazillion Points Books, “America’s smallest but heaviest book publisher.”




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Cradle of Filth and “The Creatures of the Black Abyss” tour

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

Cradle of Filth and “The Creatures of the Black Abyss” tour

Boots of Filth

 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
March 3rd, 2011

Review and pictures by Kyle Moore, the Metal Magnus  

My history with Cradle of Filth is a lengthy one. They’ve treated me both wonderfully and terribly, depending on the album or concert in question. I’m a huge fan of their earlier work, up til around DAMNATION AND A DAY. Then NYMPHETAMINE happened, and I completely checked out of the abyss that had become Dani Filth’s lackluster creative mind. Call me boring, but I am one of those fans who wants to hear nothing but tracks from the first half of Cradle’s career in a concert setting, leaving new material completely behind. My pickiness aside, Cradle can put on a great live show when they want – something that doesn’t always happen. The second time I ever saw them live, some six years ago, they were outright terrible. In addition to being completely upstaged by openers Arch-Enemy, they looked bored, flaccid, and flat-out lame. Thankfully they had improved tremendously when I saw them in early ’09.

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The Finnish Metal Tour 2 with Finntroll & Ensiferum

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

The Finnish Metal Tour 2 with Finntroll & Ensiferum


The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY

February 26th, 2011

Review and pictures by Kyle Moore, the Metal Magnus

Last April, I was fortunate enough to catch the original Finnish metal tour featuring Finntroll and their sister band Moonsorrow, which thoroughly blew me away. The tour must have been quite a success, since Finntroll enlisted Viking metal warlords Ensiferum for a second round of stateside Pagan folk lunacy. Also on board were two Finnish bands I hadn’t heard of, Barren Earth and Rotten Sound.


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Glen Drover To Release a NEW Instrumental Guitar CD Metalusion on MAGNA CARTA RECORDS out APRIL 5TH 2011

March 21st, 2011
by EvilG
Glen Drover - Metalusion

Glen Drover - Metalusion

Glen Drover unleashes his NEW instrumental masterpiece on Magna Carta Records, April 5th to the world. Drover’s extraordinary talent of arranging/composing lends to the new music’s fresh melodies for songs that shows his true diversity and only in Glen Drover’s musical notes will you understand:



Members: Glen Drover – Guitars, Jim Gilmour – Keyboards, Paul Yee – Bass,Chris Sutherland – Drums

With the release of his solo debut, Metalusion, guitarist Glen Dover, best known for his precision and power playing with headbanger stalwarts Megadeth and Eidolon, blends the technically demanding musicianship that typified the classic jazz-rock genre with the venom and attack of modern metal.

The instrumental, 10-track Metalusion, featuring five original compositions and metallic- edged interpretations of material composed by rock and jazz-rock giants Frank Zappa, Al DiMeola and Jean-Luc Ponty, melds the robust properties of distinct sonic strains that reveals a new and mysterious element on the periodic table of musical genres.

Metalusion presents a side of Drover’s musical identity that the metal community has rarely witnessed, while boasting diverse yet highly cohesive tracks. “Each song should sound as though it was meant to be included on the record,” says Drover. “Nothing should seem as though it’s out of place.”

Assisting Drover with forging a perfect musical balance is Canadian multi-instrumentalist and bassist Paul Yee (who co-engineered the record), drummer Chris Sutherland (Kim Mitchell), Saga’s Jim Gilmour on keyboards and a number of special guests, including Nevermore’s power metal/prog metal guitarist Jeff Loomis, Opeth’s and Talisman’s ass-kicking axe man Fredrik Åkesson, veteran Steve Smyth of the Bay Area’s rejuvenated Forbidden, Ohm’s guitar maven and erstwhile Megadeth genius Chris Poland and classical metal master Vinnie Moore of UFO.

Glen Drover is regarded internationally as one of the greatest players in the industry. Starting his recording career playing with such bands as Testament, King Diamond and of course let’s not forget the multi-platinum award-winning metal band Megadeth. Drover remains one of the most active guitarists in the shred guitar scene today. His rise to Platinum success and cult status with founding member Dave Mustaine of the legendary and highly successful progressive metal band Megadeth proves Glen Drover’s has got what it takes to explore the outer limits of extreme instrumental music.


For more information click on www.magnacarta.NET

Check out ‘Metalusion’ by Glen Drover Audio CD

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New Rock’N’Roll Cook Book by Bruce Moore: “For Those About To Cook”

March 21st, 2011
by Celtic Bob

Safkhet Publishing, a new independent publisher in Cambridge, has signed Bruce Moore from Mechanicsville, Virginia, for the cook book For Those About To Cook. Bruce is a regular weekly contributor to PureGrainAudio, and has been published in various national and international music magazines including HM Magazine, Thrash Magazine, Crave, Sick Drummer, and The Gauntlet.

For Those About To Cook is a collection of recipes, anecdotes and pictures from musicians and music industry personnel. With contributions from numerous musical genres and countries, this is truly a multi-genre and multi-ethnic collector’s cookbook. Readers will be presented with recipes ranging from appetizers to full course meals and desserts. For Those About To Cook is more than a cookbook: it is also a fan collectible as it includes short informative biographies, high quality pictures of the artists (mostly in a kitchen setting), pictures of the food and, in some cases, a quote about why the recipe or food is important to the contributor.

Readers and fans will gain an insider’s view into the lifestyle and habits of the artists and bands; a sort of backstage pass or behind-the-scenes look into the lives of their favorite artists far from the stage and the studio.

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PRO-PAIN – FOUL TASTE OF FREEDOM TOUR 2011; Celebrating 20 Years Of Pro-Pain (1991 – 2011)

March 21st, 2011
by EvilG

PRO-PAIN will play their classic debut album “Foul Taste Of Freedom” live and in it’s entirety along with many other favorites!!


DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW, and get your tickets early!!


For the main support slot we have confirmed TENSIDE from Germany (new album out 01.04.2011) and other supports to be confirmed shortly.


Stay tuned for more news …….




www.myspace.com/propainspace | Rawhead Inc./Soulfood Music


Celebrating 20 Years Of Pro-Pain (1991 – 2011)






support: TENSIDE

06.05.2011 MIDDELBURG (NL) De Spot

07.05.2011 TORHOUT (BE) Club de B

08.05.2011 LEIDEN (NL) LVC

10.05.2011 HAMBURG (D) Logo

11.05.2011 BERLIN (D) K17

12.05.2011 OSNABRUECK (D) Headbangers Ballroom

13.05.2011 ESSEN (D) Turock

15.05.2011 KATOWICE (PL) Mega Club

16.05.2011 GYDNIA (PL) Ucho Club

17.05.2011 LOVOSICE (CZ) Gambrinus Club

18.05.2011 LIBEREC (CZ) Casta Club

19.05.2011 PRAGUE (CZ) Exit Chmelnice

20.05.2011 JENA (D) Fhaus

21.05.2011 SONTHOFEN (D) Barfly

22.05.2011 DEN BOSCH (NL) W2

23.05.2011 FRANKFURT (D) Nachtleben

24.05.2011 KASSEL (D) Musiktheater

25.05.2011 AALEN (D) Rock It

26.05.2011 NIEDERGOERSDORF (D) OFTundGut Festival

27.05.2011 LANDSHUT (D) Rock An Der Isar Festival

28.05.2011 BISCHOFSWERDA (D) East Club Open Air

24.06.2011 TRINEC (CZ) Noc Plna Hvezd Open Air

25.06.2011 BURKHARDTSDORF (D) Rock im Zwönitztal Open Air

06.07.2011 PÉCS (HU) Rockmarathon Festival

08.07.2011 WEGORZEWO (PL) Seven Festival

… more dates coming soon!



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