Former/Present Members Of BLACK SABBATH, HAMMERFALL, KING DIAMOND, VENOM Launch Supergroup

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG
Magnus Rosn, Tony Martin, Andy LaRocque

Magnus Rosn, Tony Martin, Andy LaRocque

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin, ex-HAMMERFALL bassist Magnus Rosén and KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque have launched an all-star project that also features drummer Danny Needham (VENOM).

The as-yet-unnamed four-piece are currently writing material at LaRocque’s Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden and in England.

The foursome stress: “This all-star band is not a project! It’s a band!”

Check out a photo below of Rosén, Martin and LaRocque in Sweden in late February. Martin held two workshops in Göteborg and Falköping, Sweden at Rosén’s Musikstationen and Musikskolan respectively. According to Rosén, “Tony Martin was a hit with his tales from the ten years he played with Black Sabbath. He also talked about his way of singing, plus even had a little live performance.”

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FIREWIND Announce New Digital Single Details, Post Behind-The-Scenes Video Clip Online and Gus G. Nominated For A Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Award

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG
FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

The Greek metallic powerhouse FIREWIND, led by the modern day guitar hero Gus G, is currently preparing for a slew of activity over the course of the next few months. The group are set to release a new digital single for the stunning song, “Embrace The Sun,” on March 15th, which will also feature the much anticipated video for the track shot by acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames). This comes off their latest album, Days of Defiance, which is an epic, exhilarating rollercoaster of melodic metal proficiency coupled with a barrage of jaw-dropping guitar-work that will leave you breathless.

A special, behind-the-scenes look into the making of the “Embrace The Sun” and “World On Fire” videos can now be seen exclusively at the link below. In this clip you will get a glimpse into the many hours of work it takes to create such a visual masterpiece. This also features in-depth interviews with the band members on the set, so check it out below:



FIREWIND is currently working on putting together a massive North American touring package for the fall, so stay tuned to for a big announcement over the coming weeks.

Gus G’s guitar prowess was recently further validated as Revolver Magazine’s Golden Gods Awards has nominated him in the “Best Guitarist” category, which is decided upon by fan voting. Click now on the link below to cast your vote for Gus now and stay tuned as the winners will be announced live on April 20th at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles.

FIREWIND have also recently been confirmed to appear with the song “World On Fire” as part of a new ten-song mega pack in February for Activision Publishing’s “Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock” alongside Children Of Bodom, Black Label Society and many others. For more information about “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock” and the entire line-up of downloadable songs and disc imports, please visit:

FIREWIND live shows 2011:

03.03.2011 Club Quattro – Osaka, Japan

04.03.2011 Club Quattro – Nagoya, Japan

05.03.2011 Club Quattro – Tokyo, Japan

19.06.2011 Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France /

25.06.2011 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium /

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SLAYER Frontman “Suffering From Vertigo Due To Extreme Dehydration And Lack Of Rest”

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG
SLAYER - Tom Araya

SLAYER - Tom Araya

According to a new Facebook posting by Sandra Araya, wife of SLAYER’s Tom Araya, the bassist/vocalist “was suffering from vertigo due to extreme dehydration and lack of rest,” which caused the cancelation of the band’s appearance at the Sydney, Australia stop of the Soundwave festival on Sunday, February 27.


She added: “Our doctor is in the process of getting the results on the test that were ran (major time zone difference and being the weekend has held up those results). Hopefully there will be nothing more to add after the results are returned.”


According to Soundwave Festival promoter AJ Madda Tom “will be OK” for the next Soundwave show in Melbourne on Friday, March 4th.


Slayer recently recruited Gary Holt from San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS as a temporary fill-in in for Jeff Hanneman who is currently recovering from surgery. Holt is accompanying Tom Araya (bass, vocals), Kerry King (guitar) and Dave Lombardo (drums) on their Australian Soundwave Festival tour, which kicked off on Saturday, February 26th in Brisbane.

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“Nokturnel Frontman Comments On New Management, Announces New Live Dates”

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG

March 1, 2011 – Nokturnel frontman, and founding member Tom Stevens has announced the band is now being represented by Metal Matters PR & Management.

Commented Stevens:
“It’s been a long time coming that I get some help with things outside of writing and playing music. I appreciate my legions of loyal fans and will continue to stay personable with you all as much as I can. This is a great moment in Nokturnel’s history. I have worked my ass off to get myself where you see me now in 2011 with big things on the underground’s horizon. I am accomplishing things that are extremely important to me and words cannot explain the seriousness of delivering unto you the most crushing songs and performances of my career. I am going to shock you all and it’s coming in waves. Expect the first new song since the Demonic Supremacy single and much more very soon.”

Metal Matters Doug Burgess Comments:
“We are both, honored, and excited to have the opportunity to work with Tom, and Nokturnel. Tom Stevens has been an influence to many over the span of his career, and he’s pushing full steam ahead. Always remaining active in the underground metal scene, Tom has garnered the respect of both his peers, and fans alike. Others claim “Kvlt”, but Tom Stevens “cult” status speaks for itself, when a man who has never received industry help, and little by way of media impacts extreme music the way he has, it can not be denied.”

“Nokturnel is currently working on what will prove to be their most impressive music to date, and we couldn’t be more pleased to be a part of everything going on. 2011 is going to be a huge year for Nokturnel, and very soon, they will be releasing more big announcements, but for now you’ll have to suffer the wait.”

Upcoming Live Dates:
Nokturnel will co headline along with MASTER in San Antonio Texas March 25th.
Nokturnel has been confirmed to perform at  Maryland Deathfest IX on Sunday, May 29th get tickets HERE
Nokturnel has also been confirmed for “Glorious Times Presents: A Day of Death“, on Saturday, July 16th, at Club Infinity, Williamsville, NY.  Full Line-up and ticket information at this location.

Nokturnel is:
Tom Stevens – Vocals/Guitar
Bill Reuter – Bass
Duane Timlin – Drums

Metal Matters


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PTSD with Marco Minnemann on drums announcing the new album

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG
Great, very great, absolutely great news from PTSD side. First of all the band reached a great deal with one of the best drummer in the world, MARCO MINNEMANN (now rumored to be the new DREAM THEATER drummer but also with Kreator, Necrophagist, Ephel Duath, Joe Satriani) who has already recorded the drums parts for the next full lenght probably ready to be released in the summer via My Kingdom Music with the title “A Sense Of Decay”. The album will be anticipated by the single “Event Horizon” which will feature the videoclip of the song and other unreleased stuff.
It will contain 13 songs for about 60 minutes of extreme articulated and variegated Post Metal. For the mix of the album PTSD have a deal with JIM CARUANA (among his works there are mainstream stars of the International music business like Jeff Buckley, Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce etc.).
At the same time the band is organizing with some agencies a tour in Europe (15 gigs) with the same Marco Minnemann on drums.
Expect great news from this side in the next weeks.
Promo video clip presenting the new album here:

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Five more acts confirmed for BANG YOUR HEAD!!! fest 2011

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG

LEGION OF THE DAMNED, DESASTER, METAL INQUISITOR, CRYSTAL VIPER and CRIPPER have been confirmed for this year’s edition of Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place July 15-16, 2011 in Balingen, Germany.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):


More confirmations to follow soon.

For more information, visit

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ONSLAUGHT Unveil First Video In Twenty Years Via Metal Injection Today

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG

A world premiere of the brand new video from UK thrash legends ONSLAUGHT is available via online video juggernaut Metal Injection now!


The title track to the band’s brutal new studio album, the video for “Sounds Of Violence” is ONSLAUGHT’s first official video in twenty years, the last being from the band’s 1990 full-length In Search Of Sanity. “The Sound Of Violence,” stated ONSLAUGHT vocalist Sy Keeler “was inspired by the horrendous loss of over 150,000,000 souls throughout the 20th Century, instigated by religious tyranny and dictatorial madness of humankind. The lyrics echo the horrific realities of war and remarkable resistance endured by our fellow men and women which continues to this day. Wake up world; welcome to a land of devastating brutality where conflict is a part of everyday life. This is the Sound Of Violence.” The video was filmed and edited By Lukas Hambach of Bloodwork Entertainment (Destruction, Gamma Ray) and produced by Tommy Morriello and Thosten Lütje.



ONSLAUGHT’s fifth studio album Sounds Of Violence was released in North American in early February via Germany’s AFM Records. The now critically-acclaimed album falls perfectly in line with their massive 2007 comeback album Killing Peace, yet broadens the classic ONSLAUGHT style once again, helping the band maintain an original edge. Recorded and produced in the renowned Hansen-Studios (Destruction, Heathen, Mercenary), the blazing record boasts ten brand new original tracks, as well as a cover of Motörhead’s classic “Bomber,” featuring guest appearances by Phil Campbell (Motörhead) and Tom Angelripper (Sodom).


ONSLAUGHT members Sy Keeler and Nige Rockett are available for interviews to North American journalists via Earsplit anytime via phone or email. Please get in touch for more information, and stay tuned for more ONSLAUGHT updates as the band prepare to assault North America full-on later this year!


“…this is as good as metal gets… 10/10” – Ultimate Guitar


“…a massive dose of skull-crushing metal with first-rate guitar work and angry lyrics.” –


“It’s as violent musically and conceptually as it’s predecessor… put this on your ‘must buy’ list for 2011.” – Hellride Music


“…the darkest, meanest sounding and heaviest album in their career. 4/5” – Metal Rules


“…Onslaught’s finest effort. Everything comes together here, from the thick buzz saw riffs to the deft songwriting and arrangement. 5/5” – Dangerdog


“…easily Onslaught’s best album and a must-have for thrash-heads. 4.5/5” – The New Review


“…a collection of songs that not only stand up to their already-impressive legacy, but in fact build on it. 4.5/5” – OneMetal


“…a relentless, well-crafted and fresh-sounding metal record… 4.5/5” – The Metal Register

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WOE: Philadelphia Black Metal Legion Announce West Coast Tour Dates; Band To Ravage Scion Stage…

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG

Philadelphia black metal legion WOE will embark on rare string of live dates this March. The short trek will commence on March 5 at the upcoming Scion Fest in Pamona, California alongside the likes of Morbid Angel, Obituary, Integrity and Nails and ravage its way around the West Coast before drawing to a temporary close in Seattle, Washington at The Highline. The festivities will pick up again on the 31st with a hometonw show at Kung Fu Necktie and a spot on this year’s MACRoCk fest on April 1 in Harrisonburg, Virginia with Cannabis Corpse, Inter Arma, Withered, US Christmas and more. View the tour poster HERE.

Said band mastermind Chris Grigg of the upcoming dates: “WOE is not given to hyperbole so it is with stern, stoic determination that we say we hope those in attendance of our upcoming West Coast performances are ready to have their heads blown the fuck off.”


WOE West Coast Tour 2011:

3/05/2011 Scion fest – Pomona, CA

3/06/2011 The Hamat – Oakland, CA

3/07/2011 On The Y – Sacramento, CA

3/08/2011 The Knockout – San Francisco, CA

3/09/2011 Ol Hawk Eyes Art Shackle – Chico, CA

3/10/2011 Empire Squared – Eureka, CA

3/11/2011 Plan B – Portland, OR

3/12/2011 The Highline – Seattle, WA

3/31/2011 King Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

4/01/2011 MACRoCk – Harrisonburg, VA


WOE’s critically acclaimed Quietly, Undramatically was released in North America on October 12 via Candlelight Records. The full-length 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 and continues to reap praise from fans and critics alike.


Said the Washington Times of the record: “Woe’s artistry cuts so deep as the band understands the depths of desperation. Their music at times wallows in its own hatred while at others displays optimism that life will improve. It is a satisfying bait and switch because the band knows when to sacrifice betterment at the altar of the bleak.” Added MetalSucks, “Woe’s punk spirit goes beyond bouts with d-beats and energy to spare. They don’t give a fuck about convention, just about stretching what they love to the point where it may not be what it originally was anymore…Undramatic my ass. This is the sound of black metal to come.” Metal Underground commended the band saying: “The album has a huge amount of variation, and tacks on enough unforeseen twists to keep even the most jaded metal fan listening for the whole run time. Fans of U.S. black metal need to make a point of keeping up with Woe,” while noted, “After the brilliant A Spell For The Death Of Man, Woe puts out another sharp, dynamic black metal album that shows major growth and maturity.” Popdose kept it short and sweet: “The USBM scene needs more bands like Woe to take charge and push the genre forward.”

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TRAP THEM To Premiere New Track A Day This Week; Second Pressing of Darker Handcraft LP Announced

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG

TRAP THEM are premiering a track a day from their Prosthetic Records’ debut, “Darker Handcraft,” this week on various sites. Today, the song, “Slumcult and Gather,” can be heard exclusively on Decibel’s website, here: Be sure to check the band’s ( and label’s ( Twitter pages every day to find the rest!


“Darker Handcraft’” will be released in North America tomorrow, March 1st on vinyl, and March 15th on CD and digital. Due to popular demand, the vinyl is currently being repressed on black, a transparent green and on a red and yellow mixed wax; the green and red/yellow mix are limited to 100 copies each. Pre-order is up now and LPs will be shipping in mid-March. Be sure to order now, as the first pressing went quickly! CDs and exclusive TRAP THEM T shirts are also available, all at the official Prosthetic Webshop:


TRAP THEM recorded “Darker Handcraft” at Godcity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Disfear, Black Breath). The album artwork and layout was done by Justin Bartlett (Sunn 0))), The Funeral Pyre).


Brooklyn Vegan commented on the album: “Trap Them have crafted the first must-hear record of 2011, and possibly their best LP to date. Highly, highly recommended.”


TRAP THEM will be touring down to South By Southwet starting next week with The Red Chord and Gaza, and will then be heading to Europe in April with Rotten Sound, Gaza, the Kandidate and Haust.


3/9 Boston, MA- Great Scott %

3/10 Providence, RI- Club Hell %

3/11 Hackensack, NJ- School of Rock %

3/12 Baltimore, MD- Talking Head %

3/13 West Springfield, VA- Jaxx %

3/14 Greensboro, NC- Greene St. Club %

3/15 Johnson City, TN- The Hideaway %

3/16 Nashville, TN- Exit/In %

3/17 Austin, TX- Emo’s, Full Metal Texas

3/18 Austin, TX- Emo’s Annex, NE Metal and Hardcore Fest Invades Austin Pt2 %

3/18 Austin, TX- ND at 501 Studios, Power of the Riff

3/19 Austin, TX- Scoot Inn, Thrasher Deathmatch

3/20 Little Rock, AR- Downtown Music %

4/1 Karlsruhe, Germany – Stadtmitte #

4/2 Koln, Germany – Underground #

4/3 Rosswein, Germany – Juha #

4/4 Prague, Czech Rep. – Exit Chmelnice #

4/5 Bratislava, Slovakia – Randal #

4/6 Munchen, Germany – Feierwerk Kranhalle #

4/7 Salzburg, Austria – Rockhouse #

4/8 Mezzago, Italy – Bloom #

4/9 Rome, Italy – Init #

4/10 Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo Werk 21 #

4/11 Paris, France – Glazart #

4/12 London, UK – Underworld #

4/13 Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit #

4/14 Colchester, UK – Arts Centre #

4/15 Tilburg, Holland – Roadburn Festival

4/15 Antwerpen, Belgium – Trix #

4/16 Sneek, Holland – Bolwerk #

4/17 Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang #

4/18 Lyngby, Denmark – Templet #

4/19 Gothenburg, Sweden – Henriksberg #

4/21 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Slussen #

4/22 Turku, Finland – Klubi #

4/23 Jyvaskyla, Finland – Lutakko #

4/24 Helsinki, Finland – Nosturi #

# w/ Rotten Sound, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust

% w/ The Red Chord, Gaza


TRAP THEM’s sound combines elements of old school Swedish death metal, punk, and d-beat and take influence from bands such as Entombed, Black Flag, Nasum and Tragedy. The band has toured with the likes of Napalm Death, Disfear, Skeletonwitch, Victims, Rotten Sound, Toxic Holocaust and Every Time I Die, among others, and played the Scion Rock Fest, Maryland Deathfest and the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The band has previously released two full-lengths and several 7-inches and EPs between Southern Lord, Deathwish Inc and Trash Art.



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Lazarus A.D. Posts Exclusive ‘The Ultimate Sacrifice’ Video Shoot Photos

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG
LAZARUS AD - Black Rivers Flow

LAZARUS AD - Black Rivers Flow

Wisconsin thrash metallers LAZARUS A.D. have just posted four exclusive photos taken on set during their music video shoot for ‘The Ultimate Sacrifice’. Head to the band’s official Facebook page to view the photos, and make sure to tune into next Monday, March 7th to witness the unveiling of the new video. recently finished posting a series of video blogs chronicling “The Making of Black Rivers Flow”. Check out the final installment at this link. 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

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. LAZARUS A.D. and Bonded by Blood are touring in Europe this spring. See below for all current European and U.S. tour dates.




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.”

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

“Grade-A modern American thrash metal.”

“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.”

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.”



For more information on LAZARUS A.D. visit the following locations:

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SIX FEET UNDER release update on new line up; Chimaira Guitarist Joins SFU!

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG

Tampa, FL Death metallers, SIX FEET UNDER, has delivered the following update regarding the bands line up:


We would like to announce and welcome the addition of guitarist Rob Arnold (Chimaira) to the SIX FEET UNDER family! Just wanted to give you a SIX FEET UNDER band update and let you all know that we would like to announce our good friend Rob Arnold will be joining SFU as 2nd rhythm guitarist for upcoming touring duties, as well as collaborating on the new CD.


Chris Barnes comments; “I couldn’t be happier about the new songs and line up! Rob and myself have been collaborating on new songs along with the bands new drummer, Kevin Talley ( for the past few months. We are all feeling really excited about the bands future, and the raw intensity of the songs that we have created together so far. THIS IS THE HEAVIEST MOST EXCITING MATERIAL THAT IVE WORKED ON SINCE THE BLEEDING, AND IM STOKED THAT ROB WILL BE HELPING OUT CREATING THIS CD WITH US! We’ve all known each other for a while and we’re really looking forward to continue writing the new CD and future tours. We are committed to taking SIX FEET UNDER to the next level of brutality!!!”


Rob Arnold comments; “It’s been an amazing honor and opportunity to have been called upon by one of my biggest idols, Chris Barnes!! SIX FEET UNDER and the Barnes era Cannibal stuff had enormous effects on me as a young musician, and still do to this day. In 1996, I was a kid in the front row screaming my head off to ‘Lycanthropy’ and ‘Torn to the Bone’…and now here I am, being asked to play the songs on stage with the band! Dreams do come true!!! And the stuff we’ve been writing absolutely RIPS! Watch out!!”


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Montreal’s Derelict Streaming New Music Online

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG

Montreal technical death metallers Derelict are streaming a new track online as a preview of their next album. Listen to it here:



“Perpetuation is about our current social system, which has humanity pitted against itself in endless competition and misery,” explains vocalist Eric Burnet. “We can choose to perpetuate this system until we burn ourselves out, or we can choose to do something more sustainable and perpetuate our species.”


This is the first of three songs to be released this month as part of Derelict’s new promotional demo.


“Although we’re labeling this as a demo, the production is full album quality,” says Burnet. “We went with Chris Donaldson (Beneath The Massacre, The Agonist, etc) again for the mix and master, and we got Sébastien Pittet (ex-Augury touring bassist) on fretless bass duties. All in all we’re pretty psyched and we hope this gets people excited for our next album.”

Check out more work from Seb Pittet at


Over the next few months Derelict will be putting the finishing touches on their next release, playing select shows around Quebec, Ontario, and the East Coast, and looking at expanding their reach to the US and Europe.


Derelict’s 2009 release ‘Unspoken Words’ is available in stores across Canada through Year Of The Sun Records, in the US and online through Relapse Records, as well as on iTunes.


For more info visit:

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MARIONETTE “Adding The Final Touches” to Third Full Length Album, Tour Diary Available

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG

Gothenburg Sweden based metal sextet MARIONETTE is currently in the process of mastering its yet to be titled third full length album at Masters of Audio Studio in Stockholm with Erik Broheden (RAMMSTEIN, TURBONEGRO, WITHIN TEMPTATION). Song titles set to appear on the CD include “Something Forgotten”, “Remember Your Name”, “Stand In Line” and “Lights Out”. Guitarist and backing vocalist Aron Parmerud commented:


“Our third album is currently being mastered at Masters of Audio Studio in Stockholm. These guys really know what they are doing, having worked with acts like RAMMSTEIN, TURBONEGRO, WITHIN TEMPTATION, and THE HELLACOPTERS among many others. We’re currently adding the final touches and making some final tweaks, but the light at the end of the tunnel is drawing very near! We worked really hard on all the compositions and we feel this is by far the most unique, dynamic, and mature record we’ve made. Here is a photo we took recently after completing the mixing at Pontus Hjelm’s PH Studio (Dead By April) in Gothenburg.”


MARIONETTE also recently completed European dates with the MURDERDOLLS – the band consisting of Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT, ROB ZOMBIE) and Wednesday 13 – on the “Women and Children Last Tour”. Aron Parmerud commented:


“We recently completed our European dates with the MURDERDOLLS on their “Women And Children Last Tour.” It was great to get back down to play in Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and Italy again. We want to give a special thanks to all of our new fans in France as well. We’ll be back to see you soon! Big thanks to the MURDERDOLLS and their crew for helping us make this the best tour MARIONETTE has ever done. We have confirmed a date in Copenhagen on March 19th; we look forward to playing some new songs from our upcoming record that we haven’t tried yet live!”


MARIONETTE’s tour diary from the “Women and Children Last Tour” can be viewed at the link below:

Photographs from Jan 23rd concert in Milan courtesy of MetalItalia Webzine can be viewed at the link below:


Marionette Myspace:

Marionette Official Website:

Marionette Youtube Page:

Marionette on Twitter:

Marionette Facebook Page:

Warner/Chappell Scandinavia:

Pivotal Management:

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: 4th and final teaser clip from “Global Evisceration” DVD now live

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG
CANNIBAL CORPSE: "Global Evisceration"

CANNIBAL CORPSE: "Global Evisceration"

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – February 28, 2011 – In conjunction with the release of CANNIBAL CORPSE’s 4th DVD Global Evisceration on March 15, Metal Blade Records has teamed up with AUX.TV to debut the final teaser clip featuring the band in Malta. Check it out beow. Global Evisceration was shot and edited by director Denise Korycki (Wild Wind Productions) who also shot and directed Centuries of Torment – The First 20 Years (entered the Billboard Music Video Charts at #8 in its 1st week of release!) in addition to DVD’s for bands like As I Lay Dying, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, and Super Joint Ritual.


Global Evisceration contains one disc and is approximately 3 hours long with artwork by the infamous Vince Locke. The main program includes full live-song performances from two live shows: the Gothic Theater in Englewood, CO shot on 5/3/10 and Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, NM shot on 5/8/10. Global Evisceration also includes bonus performances and extra segments including behind the scenes footage covering Evisceration Plague era tours.


Head over to the CANNIBAL CORPSE landing page HERE to check out the first video – an excerpt that didn’t make the final cut featuring Jesse Jackson – the second video featuring part of a live performance of Stripped, Raped and Strangled – the third video that is part of a live performance of the track Scalding Hail, and to check out preorder options for Global Evisceration.


Package #1: Global Evisceration DVD

Package #2: Global Evisceration DVD + Comic Book/CD Version (while supplies last)

Order at


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SCAR OF THE SUN To Open For PARADISE LOST On 1st Date of “Draconian Times” Tour

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG
Greek atmospheric metal band SCAR OF THE SUN will be opening for British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST on Friday, March 18, at the Fuzz Club in Athens. That will be PARADISE LOST‘s first Greek date out of three and the first date of the band’s upcoming “Draconian Times” tour.
PARADISE LOST‘s “Draconian Times” Tour:

Mar. 18 – Fuzz – Athens, Greece
Mar. 19 – Fuzz – Athens, Greece
Mar. 20 – Principal – Thessaloniki, Greece
Mar. 29 – Tivoli – Utrecht, Holland
Mar. 30 – Bataclan – Paris, France
Mar. 31 – Zeche – Bochum, Germany
Apr. 01 – The Forum – London, UK
SCAR OF THE SUN‘s debut album, “A Series of Unfortunate Concurrencies”, will be released worldwide this May through a well respected & historic record label in Italy, the name of which shall be announced shortly as the band has just signed the contract. The album was mixed and mastered by acclaimed sound engineers Rhys Fulber (FEAR FACTORY, PARADISE LOST, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY) and Greg Reely (PARADISE LOST, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY,SKINNY PUPPY) and features guest appearances by Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY), Bob Katsionis (FIREWIND, OUTLOUD), Marios Iliopoulos (NIGHTRAGE), Chris Antoniou (SEPTICFLESH) and Leah Randi (CONJURE ONE).
In the past SCAR OF THE SUN has supported such acts as PAIN OF SALVATION, AGUA DE ANIQUE, DISILLUSION and LAKE OF TEARS in Greece and also DARK TRANQUILLITY on two dates of the “Where Death Is Most Alive Tour 2010” in Slovenia and Austria. The band has also performed at 2009’s Rockwave Festival (Greece) alongside names such as SLIPKNOT, DOWN, MASTODON, SAXON and others.
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