BORKNAGAR SIGN WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH CENTURY MEDIA

March 29th, 2011
by EvilG

The 28th of March BORKNAGAR signed a 3 album deal with Century Media Records.

BORKNAGAR is currently working on material for a new album, at this point roughly scheduled to be released in early 2012.

Øystein G. Brun comments:

” Well, sometimes life takes slightly unexpected yet great turns! Due to internal business affairs the deal with Indie recordings was mutually terminated by both parties in January 2011. Since then we have been negotiating a possible re-signing with CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS. While you are reading this, Jens F. Ryland and I are at the headquarters of CMR in Dortmund to ink a new deal with our old partners in crime. If feels very good to be back in the fold of the mighty Century family- there is simply no team- no label alike. Thanks to Jens Preuter (head A&R) we have worked out and landed a deal that we are 110% sure will serve the future endeavors of BORKNAGAR in the best possible and most potent way. We share so much history with CMR and we are now preparing to create more musical history for the future to come- together with our friends at the Century family!”

 

Head of A&R at Century Media, Jens Preuter, comments:

“We are very proud to welcome back such a great and highly influential band. Whether you want to call it Black-, Progressive-, Viking-, Folk- or whatever Metal, Borknagar always managed to be just themselves on a unique and high level. I already heard some pre-production demos from the upcoming album and I can tell you it will be not just another masterpiece, but probably the best material they’ve done so far. In case you live near by Dortmund, Germany, you can come by the Die Burg bar on Thursday, March 29 evening and party with Øystein G. Brun, Jens F. Ryland and the Century Media crew.”

 

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MARIONETTE Joins Forces with ZOMBIEKRIG and CIPHER SYSTEM for Exclusive Gothenburg Concert

March 29th, 2011
by EvilG
Swedish metal sextet MARIONETTE has confirmed an exclusive headlining show at Sticky Fingers (Top Floor) in Gothenburg on May 27th.  The concert, presented by Loudfarmer.com, will see MARIONETTE perform its first headline concert in Gothenburg in over a year, giving attendees a chance to experience never before played songs from the bands third album as well as favorites from the Spite and Enemies records.  Completing the bill will be ZOMBIEKRIG – fresh off its Swedish dates with THE HAUNTED – and CIPHER SYSTEM, performing live for the first time in over six years.
Bassist and founding member of MARIONETTE Mikael Medin comments:  “It’s been over a year since we did a proper headlining concert in our hometown Gothenburg.  Since that last show we’ve done a fair amount of touring in Europe and the UK and recorded a new album.  We look forward to having ZOMBIEKRIG and CIPHER SYSTEM join us for this show! Our friends at Loudfarmer.com are running a cool contest worth checking out if you’re looking to snag 2 free tickets to the show and a chance to pass the line.  We look forward to making this night memorable for everyone!”

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ANNEX THEORY Unveils Debut EP Artwork and Announce Canadian Tour

March 29th, 2011
by EvilG
Annex Theory - “Beneath The Skin”

Annex Theory - “Beneath The Skin”

Winnipeg, Manitoba’s ANNEX THEORY, which features in its ranks former QUO VADIS vocalist Trevor Birnie, has revealed the artwork for its upcoming debut EP, “Beneath The Skin.” The art was designed by drummer Adam Jefkins—who had also previously wrapped up assisting in costume design for the 2011 feature length film “Goon,” starring Seann William Scott (American PieRole Models) and Jay Bruchel (How To Train Your DragonThe Sorcerers ApprenticeTropic Thunder).

The band has also announced a Canadian tour supporting progressive death metallers LAIKA. Guitarist Sam Jacobs comments:

“Touring was something we had planned on doing from day one, so it’s an incredible feeling to finally have the chance to hit the road! We want to thank the guys in LAIKA for throwing us on this tour, it’s a great chance for us to start spreading the word and show people what ANNEX THEORY is all about! It’s gonna be one hell of a time.”

Confirmed dates are as follows:

August 11th – Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Royal Albert Arms
August 12th – Thunder Bay, Ontario – Kilroy’s
August 14th – Toronto, Ontario – Blue Moon
August 15th – Windsor, Ontario – Coach and horses
August 17th – Montreal, Quebec – Katacombes
August 20th – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Coconut Grove
August 23th – Quebec City, Quebec – Bar Octobre
August 24th – Ottawa, Ontario – Cafe Dekcuf
August 25th – Sault ste. Marie, Ontario – The Rosie
August 27th – Thunder Bay, Ontario – Kilroy’s – FINAL DAY

Beneath The Skin” was produced and mixed by Carlin Lemon Heibert, cousin of COMEBACK KID guitarist Jeremy Heibert, and was mastered by TESSERACT guitarist Acle Kahney.  The EP will see a worldwide digital release in May, while physical copies will be made available through the band exclusively.
LAIKA will soon enter the studio to record the follow-up to its self-released debut album, “Crafting The Cataclysm.”

According to a press release, ANNEX THEORY “combines high-level musicianship with catchy choruses and heavy grooves.” The band has opened for NEURAXIS, WITHIN THE RUINS, SUFFOKATE, LAST CHANCE TO REASON, DESPISED ICONMISERY INDEX, and ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF among others.

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AUTOPSY REVEALS ‘MACABRE ETERNAL’ COVER ART AND TRACK LIST

March 29th, 2011
by EvilG

AUTOPSY ‘MACABRE ETERNAL’

AUTOPSY ‘MACABRE ETERNAL’

Long-awaited studio album from death metal legend out in May

 

CALIFORNIA – Autopsy has revealed the cover art and track list for the legendary group’s long-awaited fifth studio album, Macabre Eternal. The highly anticipated release is slated to hit stores on May 31st on Peaceville Records, while a special double-colored vinyl edition, packaged with a gatefold sleeve and numbered to 2000 copies, will be available on May 16th through the Peaceville webstore.

 

The track list for Macabre Eternal is…

1. HAND OF DARKNESS

2. DIRTY GORE WHORE

3. ALWAYS ABOUT TO DIE

4. MACABRE ETERNAL

5. DELIVER ME FROM SANITY

6. SEEDS OF THE DOOMED

7. BRIDGE OF BONES

8. BORN UNDEAD

9. SEWN INTO ONE

10. BLUDGEONED AND BRAINED

11. SADISTIC GRATIFICATION

12. SPILL MY BLOOD

Cover art comes courtesy of Wes Benscoter (Bloodbath, Cattle Decapitation, Slayer).

One of the early breed of US death metal acts, and most respected names in the genre, Autopsy formed in 1987 in San Francisco, and released four albums on Peaceville Records – beginning with the classic debut Severed Survival in 1989 – before disbanding in 1995, with members going on to form Abscess.

Autopsy triumphantly and officially returned from the grave after a 15 year hiatus with the 2010 EP, ‘The Tomb Within’, delighting critics and fans alike.

Autopsy also celebrated this long overdue return with three headlining festivals at Maryland Deathfest, PartySan and Hole in the Sky, featuring friend, Dan Lilker (Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault), on bass.

The band will play several 2011 festival dates in support of Macabre Eternal.

Stay tuned for more information on Autopsy and Macabre Eternal.

Autopsy is…

Chris Reifert – drums/vocals

Danny Coralles – guitar

Eric Cutler – guitar

Joe Trevisano – bass

 

 

For more info…

www.autopsydeathmetal.com

www.peaceville.com

 

 

 

 

Fresno Media

www.fresnomediausa.com

www.facebook.com/FresnoMedia

 

 

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NEURONIA – “Follow The White Mouse” international release

March 29th, 2011
by EvilG

„Follow the White Mouse”, the newest album from Polish metallers Neuronia is now available internationally on Metal Scrap Records. The disc has been released on 21st March in an attractive collectible version. The band also plans to surprise their fans in Poland with a yet unknown surprise release.

The album features seven earblasting tracks of melodic post-death/doom metal with a distinguishing, individual sound. The intro and outro tracks were recorded by ex-Riverside keyboardist Jacek Melnicki, who also mixed and produced the album. Other distinguished guests also took part in recording, e.g. Paul (Pandemonium), who pitched in with guest vocals on ‘Make Them Die’ and Opath (Corruption, Leash Eye), who contributed with a guitar solo in ‘Faster’.

 

The international premiere of „Follow the White Mouse” took place on March 19. The album was released via Total Metal Records, a subdivision of Ukraine’s premier underground metal label Metal Scrap Records, operating since the mid-90s. Lately, Metal Scrap has also released international editions of works of highly respected Polish bands QUO VADIS and CRYPTIC.

 

The international version of the album features an enhanced 12-page booklet, and a laser pit-art engraving makes this CD a catch for every collector. The CD comes in an elegant jewelcase box. The album is readily available for purchase through Metal Scrap Records’ online shop (http://www.metalscraprecords.org.ua/en), as well as through many distributors in Europe, the Americas and Asia (full list of distributors available on the Metal Scrap Records’ website).

 

‘Metal Scrap is a perfect label for us. We’ve practically spoken the same language from the start of our negotiations and we’ve set all the details very quick’, says Neuronia’s singer, Maciek ‘Tektur’ Nawrot. ‘Suffice to say that we’ve signed the contract in mid-January, and two months later we’ve got the CD’s fresh from the pressing plant, and they sound – AND LOOK – brilliant!’

 

But this isn’t the end of Neuronia’s current release plans. The Warsaw-based band is going to surprise their Polish fans with a completely new recording. ‘I won’t divulge our plans, but I can assure everybody that this will be the first time that they will hear a non-English Neuronia’, Tektur concludes.

 

www.myspace.com/neuronia

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1rRPnd4mjA

www.neuronia.bandcamp.com/

www.reverbnation.com/Neuronia

 

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OGEN: NEW SONG AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING

March 29th, 2011
by EvilG
Italian atmospheric black metal band OGEN has released a new song (‘Crest of the Forgotten’) taken from the upcoming ‘Black Metal Unbound’ EP, to be released by Kolony Records on the first week of June.
The song can be streamed here.
The CD was recorded at Elfo Studio in Italy with producer Daniele Mandelli (FORGOTTEN TOMB), and features a guest appearance by BE’LAKOR lead singer George Kosmas in the song “Shattered Earth Volcano”.

“Black Metal Unbound” track listing:

01. Shattered Earth Volcano
02. Black Tusk Retaliation
03. Crest Of The Forgotten
04. As A Leaden Sun Shineth Upon
05. Steep Rope To Desolation 

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MARDUK: Swedish Black Metallers to Unleash Three-Song EP

March 29th, 2011
by EvilG

Swedish black metallers MARDUK recently completed recording three new songs for an upcoming EP. Dubbed Iron Dawn, the EP is set for release via Regain Records on May 27, 2011, at the Maryland Deathfest where the band will make their long-anticipated appearance. The EP will also be available at the six additional North American shows to follow with a worldwide street date of May 30, 2011.

 

Additionally, the EP will be issued as a digipak and on 12” vinyl (limited to 500 copies worldwide). Further details to be announced soon. View the cover art HERE.

 

 

Iron Dawn Track Listing:

1. Warschau 2: Headhunter Halfmoon.

2. Wacht Am Rhein: Drumbeats Of Death.

3. Prochorovka: Blood And Sunflowers.

 

MARDUK Seven Bowls Of Wrath North American Tour 2011

w/ Aura Noir, Black Anvil, Panzerfaust, HOD:

5/27/2011 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD (MARDUK, Aura Noir only)

5/29/2011 Cafe Campus – Montreal, QC

5/30/2011 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON

5/31/2011 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

6/01/2011 I-Rock Nightclub – Detroit, MI

6/02/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

6/03/2011 Williamsburg Music Hall – Brooklyn, NY

 

http://www.marduk.nu

 

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Finnish Heavy Metal Film at Los Angeles Film Festival

March 29th, 2011
by EvilG

Finnish Heavy Metal Film - Promised Land of Heavy Metal

Finnish Heavy Metal Film - Promised Land of Heavy Metal

Indie documentary feature film “Promised Land of Heavy Metal” will be shown at the first ever Heavy Metal Film Festival in Los Angeles USA, from 31st March to 3rd April at the Downtown Independent Cinema. Films including “Meshuggah Alive”, “Anvil – the story of Anvil” and “Heavy Metal Thunder – The Movie” about Saxon are also featured at the festival.

The official website for the LA film festival is: www.heavymetalff.com

About “Promised Land of Heavy Metal” Documentary:

Promised Land of Heavy Metal is a HD TV feature documentary film about the history and philosophy of Heavy Metal and how it became such a big deal in a small country called Finland.

We tell the story of Finnish Metal, from it’s early “underground” days to the present success stories, by interviewing famous – and infamous – musicians, experts and events organizers, a psychiatrist, a priest and a doctor of theology. Can metal survive when it becomes mainstream, and Eurovision and Pop Idol competitions are won by metal? Metal has even entered the Finnish Lutheran church, that organizes metal masses.

The film includes all the big stars of Finnish Metal (HIM, Lordi, Sonata Arctica, Nightwish…) many international celebrities (Entombed SWEDEN, Dimmu Borgir NORWAY, Killswitch Engage USA, Carcass UK…) and finally Madam President of Finland, Tarja Halonen.

The film takes us – literally – from the graveyard to the Finnish President’s palace!

“Promised Land of Heavy Metal” is narrated by Kimmo Kuusniemi, a filmmaker and forefather of Finnish Metal. After forming the pioneering metal band Sarcofagus Kuusniemi left his homeland 18 years ago despairing of it’s apathy towards the music he loves. Now based in Britain Kuusniemi sees the current popularity of Finnish Heavy Metal as a surprising phenomenon, after all he was the one fighting for the cause more than 30 years ago. And now, in “Promised Land of Heavy Metal”, he sets out to discover what exactly happened to Metal in Finland while he was gone.

The documentary is entirely in English. It’s co-produced by Finnish TV YLE.

The film has had great reviews and is well received and known all around the world.
The documentary was the first feature film available as an App for iPhones from the Apple Store (as noted by The Wall Street Journal USA).
Multilingual European DVD distribution by Cyclone Empire, Germany.
The USA representation by MDI Distribution.

More information at:

LA Heavy Metal Film Festival: www.heavymetalff.com

Official film site: www.promisedlandofmetal.com Email film makers: press@promisedlandofmetal.com

USA film representation by MDI/Laurie Montgomery  Laurie@mdidistribution.com Telephone Laurie: +1 404 934 9226

Film App Link (USA): http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/promised-land-of-heavy-metal/id347890175?mt=8

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Celebrate 30th Anniversary In Rock With DEDICATED TO CHAOS Album This Summer

March 29th, 2011
by Celtic Bob

Queensrÿche announced today that their new album will be called Dedicated to Chaos and it will be released this summer. It’s the band’s first effort for its new label, Roadrunner Records/Loud & Proud.  The band – featuring Geoff Tate, Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Parker Lundgren — is currently planning a tour in support of the new opus, which was recorded in its native Seattle. Tour dates and information will be released when available.

“Modern life moves fast,” commented frontman Geoff Tate about the album. “Plug into the rhythm of the now with our 12th studio album, Dedicated to Chaos. It’s a clash and slash of musical experimentation anchored by the pulse of digital code.” He did issue one suggestion to listeners as well, saying: “Enjoy – headphones are a must.”

Queensrÿche’s 1988-issued album Operation: Mindcrime is universally respected as a classic concept release about rock, revenge and redemption, which is ultimately regarded as one of the most important and essential hard rock records in the genre’s expansive canon. 1990’s follow-up, Empire, yielded a #1 single, the Grammy-nominated ballad “Silent Lucidity,” which the band performed at the 1992 Grammy Awards accompanied by a supporting orchestra.

In 2006, the band released Operation: Mindcrime II, a scorching sequel to their original. The band then hit the road performing both albums Operation: Mindcrime and Operation: Mindcrime II back-to-back in their entirety in an incredible theatrical presentation throughout the year. The final performance was recorded at The Moore Theatre in Seattle that October and the Mindcrime at the Moore double CD/DVD release debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Music DVD Chart and eventually reached Gold status in the U.S.

The band is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and Dedicated to Chaos marks a new and riveting chapter in Queensrÿche’s already impressive history that fans will not want to miss.

And the chaos has just begun.

Visit http://www.queensryche.com/ for more information.

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Is MIKE MANGINI The New DREAM THEATER Drummer?

March 29th, 2011
by EvilG
MIKE MANGINI

MIKE MANGINI

According to Eddie Trunk — co-host of the VH1 Classic television program “That Metal Show” who has a long-running radio show, “Friday Night Rocks”, on New York’s Q104.3 FM — Mike Mangini, the 47-year-old session artist who has played for ANNIHILATOR, EXTREME, JAMES LABRIE and STEVE VAI, is strongly rumored to have joined DREAM THEATER as the replacement for the recently departed Mike Portnoy.

 

Mangini is notorious for his technical prowess and holds three out of four World’s Fastest Drummer titles. These include the Fastest Matched grip at 1,247 strokes in 60 seconds; Fastest Hands, which he earned by executing 1,203 single-stroke notes in 60 seconds without drumsticks mallets etc.; Fastest Traditional Grip which he earned by executing 1,126 strokes in 60 seconds; and Fastest Single Stroke Foot record, playing 13,222 hits in 15 minutes and 5,222 hits in five minutes.

 

Mangini has written two books about his drumming techniques. These books, titled “Rhythm Knowledge”, are a practice method for deconstructing and simplifying complex polyrhythms and time signatures.

 

Mangini joined ANNIHILATOR in 1991 and appeared on the band’s “Set The World On Fire” album. He toured with the group in support of the CD until 1994 at which point he was asked to play with the Massachusetts band EXTREME, replacing that group’s original drummer Paul Geary.

 

After EXTREME dissolved in 1996, Mike was informed through drummer Jonathan Mover that guitarist Steve Vai was auditioning drummers for his live band. Mike successfully auditioned for Steve Vai’s band and relocated to Los Angeles.

 

From late 1996 to early 2000, Mangini was the highly regarded drummer of Vai’s live ensemble, which also included bassist Philip Bynoe, guitar wizard Mike Keneally and (in 2000) guitarist Dave Weiner. Mike also recorded several drum tracks for Steve’s “Fire Garden” and “Ultrazone” albums.

 

In 2005, Mike accepted a full-time teaching position at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and today he is a prominent faculty member in the school’s percussion department.

 

Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than 20 years ago, abruptly quit the band last summer while on tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD.

 

He played on AVENGED SEVENFOLD’s latest album, “Nightmare”, following the death of that band’s drummer, Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, and toured with them in late 2010 .

 

 

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ASTRAL DOORS – Album and DVD News

March 29th, 2011
by EvilG
Astral Doors

Astral Doors

Swedish metallers ASTRAL DOORS have issued the following update:

“The work with the upcoming album continues. Even though we’re not even half way through the process we can already feel that this release will be something special. This time around we deal with religion, once and for all, and the working title of the album is Jerusalem.

Our intention is that the album will be released in October in connection with a European tour.

The first DVD from the band is also in the making. Some additional material will be filmed this summer and we’re talking about a winter release.”

for more on the band visit AstralDoors.com.

 

 

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EUROPEAN CARNAGE TOUR 2011 w/ Slayer and Megadeth

March 29th, 2011
by Arto Lehtinen

SLAYER

The Old Ice Hall

The 17th of March 2011

Helsinki Finland

REVIEW AND PICTURES BY ARTO LEHTINEN AND MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

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Introducing the Power Prog and Metal Fest

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG
Power Prog and Metal Fest

Power Prog and Metal Fest

The Power Prog and Metal Festival ( PPM Fest) is the beginnings of an idea of a music lover who took the crazy challenge to organize a festival in Belgium (in Wallonia) dedicated to a style relatively unknown to the public.

Indeed, Wallonia has always been a poor relation to face with Flanders, which has well established structures such as “Graspop Metal Meeting”, the “Metal Female Voices Fest” or “Alcatraz Metal Festival”.

Of course, “Dour Festival” is still one of the major summer music festival, but it is mainly devoted to alternative music and leaves two unused slots:

One of hard rock and metal, a style that remains very popular – for comparison, the Graspop brings together over one hundred thousand people each year in Flanders, many from across Europe.

The other is that a great musical event indoors, and occurring “off season” in relation to the many summer festivals.

With this in mind, the PPM fest aims to become a Walloon festival with international ambition, having nothing to envy from the best in terms of organization, professionalism, and a good quality of lineup.

During more than forty years of existence, the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal have often been underestimated or categorized as a minority in the music industry. That while we all still remember the songs of Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, AC / DC, Metallica or Scorpions, whose ballads and tubes have been around the world and happiness of radios.

In this spirit, the PPM Fest wants to be a musical event of international standing in the context of MONS 2015 European Capital of Culture. It intends to offer, each year on the site LOTTO MONS EXPO, a quality music lineup as rich and attractive as the one proposed in 2010. Festival organizers intend in this way contribute to the efforts by all regional actors and make their way to add value.

The location of the city of Mons, near France, Brussels, Flanders, and reasonably remote from Germany or Holland, and facilities (roads and railways), make ideal for attracting a very important.

By implementing this festival in Mons organizers offer the city the opportunity to position themselves in first place for hosting world-renowned artists in Wallonia. Similarly, the city will actively participate in developing new talent, as many Belgian training will share the stage with famous names.

For the first edition, the PPM Fest had the honor of hosting one of the most iconic names in the Hard Rock and Metal scene since the mid 70s.

Indeed, the German group The Scorpions has agreed to play at the top poster of this first edition, 2010.

They came to Mons for a single date, before starting their world tour farewell in May, tour that will take place primarily in stages.

The show was impressive, both musically and visually. Moreover, the fact that this group has accepted the invitation of the organizers of the PPM Fest reflects the seriousness and commitment of the latter (Proof is, Scorpions will headline this year’s Graspop).

By bringing in a headliner of this magnitude, the organizers had a dual objective:

– Open the festival to a wider audience, as well as less specialized media;

– allow a less informed public to discover other high-quality training and give them the opportunity to bring their music to the greatest number.

Since the announcement of the PPM Fest held in Mons, and even before that are known the headliners, the festival has received numerous expressions of support and aroused great interest among all those involved in the dissemination of their favorite music. The enthusiasm of the public and the trade press shows that this festival has its place in our region.

The quality of lineup offered by the PPM Fest is certainly no stranger to this!

In addition to international stars such as the Scorpions, the festival was pleased to host a range of high quality European groups, most of which had not yet had the opportunity to play in Belgium. Internationally recognized band as the Italians DGM and ASTRA, the Norwegians of PAGAN’S MIND, the French of ADAGIO, the English PYTHIA (whose vocalist is one of six singers in the famous British group of medieval music MEDIEVAL Baebi) , the Germans Ivanoe and DREAMSCAPE and also the Belgians of VIRUS IV.

As you certainly understand from reading these few lines, the PPM Fest results of passionate commitment to music rather than a commercial transaction.

That said, gather the energies and skills of each, will allow all to reap the benefits of the festival, either by communicating a passion, by attending a special event, ensuring a degree of visibility or positioning in terms of cultural development. As the organizers are still convinced that Wallonia is a host country for all cultures, they hope to gain the support of everyone – both institutional and commercial – who will be the heart of this challenge with them

 

Program, animations…

April 30th 2011…

Doors Lotto Mons Expo will open at 10 am and from 10.30, the 17 groups will set, alternating possession of two scenes.

On site, the focus will be on music. However, many events will take place as photo exhibitions, stalls with comic book signing by the author, signing sessions with most of the artists and other surprises…

It is also possible to eat and drink with the presence of many stalls offering pastas, pizzas, burgers, fries, sandwiches and various drinks … And for those who wish, many stands merchandising, cd’s / dvd’s and others to allow “shopping” breaks.

A VIP area, ready for our partners, sponsors and celebrities, will be constructed. A particular care, an individual will be provided to accommodate disabled guests.

 

Bands

Europe (S)- Hammerfall (S)- Edguy(D)- Gamma Ray (D)- Rage (D)- Vandenplas (D)- Empyrios(I)- Mind Key(I)- Resistance(B)- Nightmare (F) – Max Pie (B) -Iron Mask (B/PL)- Ethernity (B)- Age of Torment (B) – Syrens Call (F) – Last Breath Messiah (B) – Stainless (B) – Blackout (B)

Communication Plan

A poster campaign and the distribution of flyers at each event (concert) of this type but also in Wallonia and Flanders in northern France. (Spirit 66, Forest National, Biebop, Hof Ter Lo, Zenith, …) (40,000 flyers A2 + 2,500 + 2,500 + 200 A1 + A3 banners …)

Banners placed in high-traffic locations such as fields along motorways, major intersections, shopping malls, …

Mobile advertising, in partnership with transport companies …

Radio ads on the largest partner channels and private radio stations and those officiating on the internet …

TV ads on national and regional chains … (under negotiation)

Inserts in magazines (Rock Hard magazine, Metallian, …)

Newspapers, boxes and all-private partners

The groups involved have also had their own network promotion (myspace, facebook, …) and will not fail to inform their Fan for their participation in this event.

And of course on the web:

Website dedicated: www.powerprogandmetal.com and www.myspace.com/powerprogandmetal

Numerous Webzines: Music in Belgium, MusicNet, …

Facebook page dedicated

Price and Sales Network

Several types of tickets will be sold:

– Tickets (basic) entitling site access: 55€ presale / 65€ on site

– Tickets”VIP”with access to the VIP area, drinks, food + good places for concerts. 300 ex. Maximum: 150€ only available in advance.

Tickets may be ordered directly through the festival site and on sites dedicated Ticketnet as Fnac, Sherpa, Night & Day … and of course, on site.

 

Accommodation

Mons station is close by, we hope to have free shuttles to the festival. (Station / Festival / Station)

Agreements with the campsite, near Vaux Hall and the youth hostel and some hotels are under negotiation.

Signposting from the main entrances to the city of Mons is expected.

 

General Manager : Antonio Carlino

Booster S.A.

22, Av. Wanderpepen

7130 Binche

Gsm : 0475/53.28.91

e-mail : boosterbinche@skynet.be

Fax : 064/65.08.95

 

 

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ARGUS: Details On New Album Confirmed

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG
Italian heavy metal label Cruz Del Sur Music confirms May 3, 2011 as the official release date for the sophomore album from Pennsylvania-based ARGUS! Entitled Boldly Stride The Doomed, this is the first release from ARGUS via Cruz Del Sur. View the album’s cover art and more at this location.

Boldly Stride The Doomed Track Listing:
1. Abandoning The Gates Of Byzantium
2. A Curse On The World
3. Wolves Of Dusk
4. The Ladder
5. Durendal
6. 42-7-29
7. Boldly Stride The Doomed
8. Fading Silver Light
9. Pieces Of Your Smile
10. The Ruins Of Ouroboros 

ARGUS stormed onto the underground metal scene with their twin guitar-driven, doom-tinged, working class metal sound with a self-recorded demo in early 2007, on John Brenner’s (Revelation/Against the Nature) DIY label, Bland Hand Records. The band was roundly welcomed by the metal community at home as well as abroad and established its foundation amongst friends/fans within the scene. With this initial momentum, the band created a buzz that was only solidified by their punishing live performances. Their self-titled debut album was released on Shadow Kingdom Records in 2009 receiving praise from media outlets worldwide. The band continued to gain notoriety attracting like-minded fans world-wide who celebrate the genre and its core values of: hard work, discipline and integrity.
Featuring the powerful voice of former Penance vocalist Butch Balich, ARGUS prepares to cement themselves within the metal archives with their sophomore effort, Boldly Stride the Doomed

Promos of the album as well as interviews with ARGUS will be available to North American journalists immediately via Earsplit PR. Please get in touch with all requests right away! 

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GRAVEYARD: “WE LISTEN TO EVERYTHING FROM SLAYER TO HOWLIN’ WOLF”

March 28th, 2011
by EvilG
GRAVEYARD - Hisingen Blues

GRAVEYARD - Hisingen Blues

In a recent interview with TheGreatSouthernBrainfart.com, Jonatan Ramm of the Swedish classic rockers GRAVEYARD discussed musical influences, the magic that recording in analog captures, the origins of the title for their new album Hisingen Blues, and his admiration for Fleetwood Mac’s blues-rock guitarist Peter Green.

 

Read the entire interview here.

 

The iTunes pre-order for Hisingen Blues is now available for purchase online at this location.  Hisingen Blues pre-order package bundles are now available on the Nuclear Blast Webshop.

 

 

GRAVEYARD’s sophomore studio album was produced, recorded, and mixed in analog by Don Alsterberg (José Gonzales, Junip, Soundtrack Of Our Lives, The International Noise Conspiracy) at Don Pierre Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

View the video for “Hisingen Blues” – directed by Artur Wolgers of STLSKR and produced by STLSKR – at this location.  Enter a worldwide contest to win a copy of the Hisingen Blues CD by answering five questions about the music video.

 

Listen to new tracks “Hisingen Blues” and “Ain’t Fit To Live Here” on GRAVEYARD’s MySpace player.

 

GRAVEYARD are:

 

  • Joakim Nilsson – Guitar & Vocals
  • Jonatan Ramm – Guitar & Vocals
  • Rikard Edlund – Bass
  • Axel Sjöberg – Drums

Stream GRAVEYARD’s entire, self-titled debut album here.

Visit GRAVEYARD online at www.myspace.com/GRAVEYARDSONGS & on Facebook.

 

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