March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

Gross, Grimy, Groove is the best way to describe Southern California’s THE DEVASTATED.

Featuring past members of Impending Doom and Oblige, THE DEVASTATED have been hard at work crafting their first eardrum assault! The band is currently wrapping up tracking with young producer Chris Eck, and mixing later this month with Daniel Castleman at Lambesis Studios in San Diego, CA. Now, Century Media is excited to announce that THE DEVASTATED has inked a worldwide deal with the label and is gearing up to release this dirty, destructive record this summer.


THE DEVASTATED states: “We are proud to announce our signing to Century Media Records. The backing and tremendous sense of family is that of which we have always hoped for in a label. We knew almost immediately that this was the perfect fit. We can’t wait to release the record and get out on the road. Expect the unexpected and stay tuned to our facebook page for constant updates.”


To get a taste of what THE DEVASTATED is all about, head over to their official Facebook page to hear a rough version of the song “Pseudo Smile Campaign”:


THE DEVASTATED are also set to hit the road with Suicide Silence as part of the Black Dynamite Tour. Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker had the following to say about the band: “The Devastated is the heaviest thing to hit the Earth since the asteroids that killed off the dinosaurs.” Additional support will come from I Declare War and dates can be found below.


3/27/11 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Downtown Brew

3/28/11 – Lancaster, CA – Mango Tango

3/29/11 – Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk

3/30/11 – Chico, CA – Senator Theatre

3/31/11 – Reno, NV – The Alley

4/01/11 – Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s Pizza


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March 18th, 2011
by EvilG


Californian thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD are currently on the road in Europe with fellow thrashers LAZARUS A.D. for a co-headlining tour.

The band are tearing their way around 14 countries and have just wrapped up the first leg of the tour in the UK.  The shows are BONDED BY BLOOD’s first appearances in Europe with their new frontman, MAURO GONZALEZ.

BONDED BY BLOOD bassist JERRY GARCIA has posted an update from the road.  An excerpt follows:

“Well it’s been 10 days now since we landed in Europe.  I was excited to return here and do an actual tour this time around!  The tour has been great thus far…  Minus a few bumps on the road here and there.  Luckily everything has been sorted out and we seem to be back in full throttle for the next few weeks.

“Apparently there has been many things going on across the globe in the past week or so; watching footage of the tsunami in Japan was something that I will never, ever forget…  My thoughts go out to the Japanese that were affected by these events.

“I love the UK, it reminds me a lot of the States but with a different atmosphere.  The shows have been pretty great, especially in Leeds and in Glasgow!  Thank you for the good times, UK!

“Tonight is our first night here in Germany.  So far the hospitality has been great and I’m glad to be out of the UK and explore new countries!  Thank you to everyone that has come out to see us over the past 9 days, you guys kick ass!”

Read the full tour blog at

Catch BONDED BY BLOOD on tour in Europe with LAZARUS A.D. at the following remaining shows:

Mar. 18 – Zürich, 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 – Lazzaretto
Mar. 23 – Barcelona, Spain – Mephisto
Mar. 24 – Madrid, Spain – Hebe
Mar. 25 – Paris, France – Paris Extreme
Mar. 26 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27 Black
Mar. 27 – Porto, Portugal – Porto Rio
Mar. 29 – Hamburg, Germany – Headcrush
Mar. 30 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Merleyn
Mar. 31 – Copenhagen, Denmark – The Rock
Apr. 01 – Cologne, Germany – The Underground
Apr. 02 – Bruges, Belgium – JH Comma

View the European tour flyer at

Following their European tour, BONDED BY BLOOD will head back out on the road in North America.  See them live at the following shows:

Apr. 17 – Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY

Apr. 18 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
Apr. 19 – Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
Apr. 20 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
Apr. 22 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Apr. 23 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Apr. 24 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 25 – The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Apr. 26 – Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
Apr. 27 – The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL
Apr. 28 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Apr. 29 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 01 – Clicks – Tyler, TX
May 02 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
May 03 – Trees – Dallas, TX
May 05 – Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
May 06 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
May 07 – The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ (w/ D.R.I.)
May 08 – Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ (w/ D.R.I.)
May 09 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
May 10 – The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
May 11 – The Grand Ballroom at Regency Center – San Francisco, CA
May 12 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
May 13 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
May 14 – The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
May 16 – Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
May 18 – Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
May 19 – Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL
May 20 – Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
May 21 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
May 22 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

May 23 – Expo Five – Louisville, KY
May 24 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
May 26 – The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
May 27 – The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA
May 28 – MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA
May 29 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
May 31 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA

BONDED BY BLOOD’s new album, EXILED TO EARTH, is available now worldwide on limited edition CD with a free patch, as well as special low price CD and limited edition coloured vinyl.

Get the album now in Europe at or in North America at

Get more BONDED BY BLOOD news and info at:

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Art of Dying Listening Party

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

To celebrate their debut album on Disturbed’s Intoxication Records imprint on Reprise, Art of Dying will be featuring a Facebook listening party for Vices and Virtues starting today, Friday, March 18th at 10:00 a.m. PST. Click “Like” on the band’s Facebook page to listen to the whole album until Monday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m PST. Be the first to listen before the album is released! Check it out

This hard rock band from Vancouver, Canada, known for their unique three part harmonies and blaring guitars, will be debuting their first major-label album,  Vices and Virtues, on March 22, 2011. The band consists of vocalist/lyricist Jonny Hetherington, guitarist Greg Bradley, guitarist Tavis Stanley, bassist Cale Gontier, and drummer Jeff Brown. Before signing to Intoxication Records, Art of Dying had released their own self-titled debut in 2006. This album landed them a nomination for a Canadian Radio Music Award and also won them the prestigious Seeds radio contest in Vancouver, past winners of which have included Nickelback and Theory of a Deadman.

Their first single, “Die Trying,” is currently climbing the active rock charts and they will soon embark on the Avalanche tour with Stone Sour, Theory Of A Deadman, Skillet, and Halestorm which kicks off March 24 in Chicago, IL. Their new song, Completely, premiered on Check it out here:


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OZZY OSBOURNE – Blizzard Of Ozz, Diary Of A Madman Definitive Edition Details

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG
OZZY OSBOURNE - Blizzard Of Ozz

OZZY OSBOURNE - Blizzard Of Ozz

On May 31st, music fans will have their first taste of re-issues from rock icon OZZY OSBOURNE’s catalog of work, with the releases of two albums which form the cornerstone of Ozzy Osbourne’s career as a solo artist: Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman (Epic Records/Legacy Recordings).


Long revered by rock fans around the world, these two albums created a template for hard rock in the 1980’s and beyond as they were marked by the ground-breaking and historic union of Ozzy and the late guitar hero Randy Rhoads. These definitive versions of 1980’s Blizzard Of Ozz (with previously unreleased bonus tracks) and 1981’s Diary Of A Madman are available individually on vinyl or CD, or together in a deluxe collector’s box. All versions were restored and remastered from the original analog sources by George Marino.


The 30th Anniversary Edition of Blizzard Of Ozz CD includes the original album in its entirety, restored and remastered for this edition, with bonus tracks, while the new Legacy Edition of Diary Of A Madman includes the original album in its entirety, restored and remastered for this edition, with a bonus second CD of previously unreleased live performances featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads with rhythm section Rudy Sarzo (bass) and Tommy Aldridge (drums). A single disc version of the remastered Diary Of A Madman will also be available.


For serious fans and collectors, the limited edition 30th Anniversary deluxe boxed set houses the restored and remastered vinyl and CD editions of Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman, the Ozzy Live compact disc. Beyond the music, the box set is highlighted by a variety of exclusives including an expansive 100-page coffee table book, a two-sided wall-size poster, a precise and detailed full-size replica of Ozzy’s iconic gold cross that he has worn for 30 years, and Thirty Years After The Blizzard DVD.


This new Thirty Years After The Blizzard DVD chronicles Ozzy’s years with Randy Rhoads features previously unseen footage of Ozzy and Randy filmed in 1981 & 1982; it incorporates rare archival photos and films; along with new and revelatory interviews with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD), STEVE VAI, NIKKI SIXX, ROB HALFORD, ZAKK WYLDE, BLACK SABBATH’s Bill Ward and more. The DVD also contains over 70 minutes of additional rare live performances and interviews; included is the premiere of more than 30 minutes of newly-discovered never-bootlegged footage of Ozzy and Randy from the Blizzard Of Ozz tour shot from the front of the stage at New York’s fabled Palladium on May 2nd, 1981. This new feature is a must-see for aficionados of Ozzy’s epic release, Blizzard of Ozz and its pivotal effect on rock & roll history.


Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman are landmark albums that took metal in a new direction in the early 1980’s, inspiring whole new generations of rock bands and fans. ‘Crazy Train’, the first single from Blizzard Of Ozz, has become one of Ozzy’s musical signatures, a perennial on the rock playlists and as part of Ozzy’s live performances.


Blizzard Of Ozz (30th Anniversary Expanded Edition) tracklisting:

‘I Don’t Know’

‘Crazy Train’

‘Goodbye To Romance’


‘Suicide Solution’

‘Mr. Crowley’

‘No Bone Movies’

‘Revelation (Mother Earth)’

‘Steal Away (The Night)’


Bonus Tracks:

‘You Looking At Me, Looking At You’ (Non-LP B-Side, Previously Unreleased in the U.S.)

‘Goodbye To Romance’ (2010 Guitar & Vocal Mix, Previously Unreleased)

‘RR’ (Previously Unreleased – Randy Rhoads guitar solo)


Diary Of A Madman (Legacy Edition) tracklisting:

Disc 1:

‘Over The Mountain’

‘Flying High Again’

‘You Can’t Kill Rock And Roll’


‘Little Dolls’



‘Diary Of A Madman’


Disc 2:

Ozzy Live (recorded on the Blizzard Of Ozz tour)

‘I Don’t Know’

‘Crazy Train’


‘Mr. Crowley’

‘Flying High Again’

‘Revelation (Mother Earth)’

‘Steal Away (The Night)’

‘Suicide Solution’

‘Iron Man’

‘Children Of The Grave’



Diary of a Madman/Blizzard of Ozz 30th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set:

Box Set Includes:

Blizzard Of Ozz (30th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

Diary Of A Madman (Legacy Edition)

Blizzard Of Ozz (180-gram LP – original album only)

Diary Of A Madman (180-gram LP – original album only)

DVD contains Thirty Years After The Blizzard documentary – and additional rare and unreleased performances and interviews.


With combined worldwide sales of more than 10 million copies, Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman have been awarded gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications in a variety of countries including Canada, Korea, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Brazil, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States, where Blizzard of Ozz has been certified RIAA 4x platinum and Diary of a Madman is RIAA triple platinum.


One of the most iconic figures in pop culture, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy winner Ozzy Osbourne has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, approximately 50 million with his seminal metal band Black Sabbath and the rest as a solo artist.


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March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

CARY, N.C.—March 17, 2011—Developers at Fallen Earth, LLC today released their latest patch, version 1.8, for the self-titled post-apocalyptic massively multiplayer online game (MMO), Fallen Earth. Patch v1.8 features a new territory with all-new content and achievements, enhancements to the economy and the introduction of Nuclear Blast Radio.

The new territory, titled Terminal Woods boasts 50 new missions, a PvP zone, several new camps and encounter areas, recipes and gear as well as additional achievements. At about half the size of a full Sector, players will enjoy an all-new ecosystem which introduces new creatures as well as bosses.

“In Terminal Woods, players start to receive hints as to why there is a huge wall between Sector 4’s Alpha County andKaibab Forest,” said Senior Game Designer, Marie Croall. “Pieces of the story are beginning to unravel, giving players much more to look forward to as we head to Sector 4.”

Working closely with Nuclear Blast Records and several of the label’s hit artists, developers are also introducingNuclear Blast Radio (NBR). The radio features over a dozen tracks across multiple artists and players can tune into the station at the new underground bunker bar located in the town of Boneclaw in Sector 1.

The latest patch also includes several improvements to the economy, the addition of two new chat channels to enhance grouping and socializing and a slew of general fixes.

For more information about Fallen Earth or to download a free trial, visit

About Fallen Earth, LLC

Formed in 2003, FALLEN EARTH, LLC is a special purpose entity born out of Icarus Studios dedicated to the production of the independently produced and published, massively multiplayer online game (MMO) unlike any other, Fallen Earth. Set in the Grand Canyon in 2156 and mixing first-person shooter-style action with role-playing game design, Fallen Earthallows players to explore a post-apocalyptic world through crafting, trading, and scavenging. Fallen Earth is co-developed with Icarus Studios using the patented technology xScape Platform and available exclusively for the PC. Fallen Earth is rated “M” for “Mature” by the ESRB.


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March 18th, 2011
by EvilG


Polish technical death metallers DECAPITATED continue their work at Radio Gdańsk Studio in Poland recording their Nuclear Blast debut and follow-up to 2006’s Organic Hallucinosis.


Guitarist & founding member Wacek “Vogg”Kiełtyka checks in once again from the studio:


“Over the last few days, we have recorded riffs with distant sounds and effects. I must admit that it sounds broad. It has an incredible  space and is deep. We have found some really interesting themes like ‘Sonar’ and ‘Satan’s Bees.’  Yesterday we put the last traces of the basic guitars and we’re beginning vocals. Everything is going according to plan and in 2 weeks we should finish the session.


“Rafał will certainly cope with his work and put down decent vocals. He is totally boozed and so everything should go fine. Solos and clean guitars are left – which are totally novum in Decap – and then the whole album is ready.  The material begins to mature from day to day, and now I hear that it will be a concert album.”


DECAPITATED will soon be announcing the new album’s title and present the album artwork.


DECAPITATED’s fifth studio album is being produced by Wacek Kiełtyka and sound engineered by Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski.  Drums were recorded with Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, MESHUGGAH, DIMMU BORGIR, KEEP OF KALESSIN, DEFLESHED), who also handled mixing duties.  The band will be self-releasing the new album in their native Poland.

DECAPITATED’s line-up includes: Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka on guitar, Kerim “Krimh” Lechner (Thorns Of Ivy, Tone Intimacy) on drums, Rafał Piotrowski (Ketha, Forgotten Souls) on lead vocals, and Filip “Heinrich” Hałucha (Vesenia, Rootwater, Unsun, Masachist) on bass.


Visit DECAPITATED online:

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CIPHER SYSTEM – Update and a new video from the recording of “Communicate the Storms”

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

We haven’t really made any official anouncement regarding the release of our upcoming album “Communicate the Storms” even though we already have started to record it.

We grew tired of nothing happening to the band. No label wanted to sign us since we have been lazy not doing anything the last few years, (Line-up struggle has been the main reason) and bookers/promotors don’t want to touch us as our latest album came out 2004 =)  We thought we where sitting on a gold album in the making (we still do), but no label was willing to invest in our dream. So we came to the conclusion that we need to do this album our selves. If not only for our selves, then we do this for the people out there that really want to have a second album from us.

We aim to get Cipher System signed when we are done with the album in april. But in reality, that could take months and so could the release of the album! What we are saying is, keep faith in us and hear us when we say that we REALLY want to show you “Communicate the Storms” as soon as possible.

The rest of this week and the next is the last weeks of recording for the new album, then we enter Studio Fredman for a week of mix. Exciting times… =)

We have also just started working with Allen Wright at Go Down Believing booking, so we feel really .


More videos from the recordings can be found here.

New band photos can be found here:

Thank you for your support!!

Henric C.
on the behalf of Cipher System

Henric Carlsson
Musician in Cipher System

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Trans Siberian Orchestra: tour start in Zürich

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG
Trans Siberian Orchestra

Trans Siberian Orchestra

Yesterday, Trans-Siberian Orchestra marked the first concert of their “Beethoven’s Last Night” European tour with a stirring performance in front of a 4,000 person Swiss audience.

After the concert was over you could still see the light-show shimmering in the eyes of the audience as the normally reserved Swiss pronounced the evening as “stunning”, “a performance without comparison” and remarked that “you would have to watch 10 shows to notice every single nuance!”
After this impressive two and a half hour live performance, the band and mastermind Paul O’Neill, released the swiss audience as they prepared to make their way to Germany for their next show.
Further tourdates are:

17.3. München
18.3. Wien
19.3. Stuttgart
20.3. Mainz
22.3. Berlin
23.3. Hamburg
24.3. Düsseldorf

Trans Siberian Orchestra

Trans Siberian Orchestra


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March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

FORBIDDEN guitarist & songwriter Craig Locicero checks in about his latest Ωmega Wave Podcast guest, C.J. Ortiz:


“This week’s show may be our most relevant program so far. With all of the devastation, fear. and suffering happening in different parts of the world, Bill and I thought it was important to change things up.  We need something positive now.  Enter C.J. Ortiz of!


“We stumbled upon C.J. via one of our listeners who had sent us a link to one of his daily motivational podcasts. This particular podcast was directed towards the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Reverend Phelps and his hate spewing, ignorant diatribes and followers being able to continue their protesting against gay rights.  ‘Don’t hate the haters’ he said among many other logical and insightful things.  It sounds like simple and useful advice, but it’s all about his conviction and delivery.  C.J. Ortiz is highly educated and a gifted communicator.  He may be able to help some metalheads keep their heads up in these most difficult times. I highly recommend everyone give the show a listen and take from it what you will.


“For next week’s show, I will be with FORBIDDEN in South America and will try at all costs to do our show live on location!”


Tune in to the Ωmega Wave Show here.  Read more about “The Metal Motivator” here.


Locicero and his co-host “Barbwire” Bill Shields (former host for “In the Dark” Radio, professional wrestler, and current Ordained Minister of the Collective Conscious) take questions and speak off-the-cuff on whatever news-related and controversial subject may come up. The goals of the Omega Wave Podcast are two-fold:


1) To speak to different compelling and controversial lyricists in Metal and Hard Rock weekly.  They will be asked about their motivation, their craft, and what exactly inspires them in these challenging times to do what they do.  Their thoughts & opinions on the most current affairs and intensely debated issues will also be discussed.


2) Have listeners sit in on a real conversation between good friends without censorship watering those thoughts down.  Hosts Bill and Craig will take questions & topic suggestions live and do not filter their reactions to them. These conversations can get very heated at times, depending on the topic.


Previous guests include: Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth, Sons of Liberty), Henrik Ohlsson (Scar Symmetry), and Neil Fallon (Clutch, the Company Band).  Future guests will include Michael Amott & Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy, Dave Brockie of Gwar, Maurizio Iacono of Kataklysm, Charles Elliott of Abysmal Dawn and many more.


Listen to the tracks “Forsaken At The Gates” and “Dragging My Casket” from FORBIDDEN’s 2010 reunion album,Omega Wave, here.


Purchase Omega Wave (digi-pak or vinyl version) at the Nuclear Blast USA webstore.


Visit FORBIDDEN online at, and


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Kings of Black Metal Festival – New band confirmed: Under That Spell

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

In the end of 2008, after leaving his previous Band “Helrunar“, songwriter and guitar-player Dionysos formed the German Black Metal band “Under That Spell”. The band combines the traditional and atmospheric style of the early 90’s with rather modern elements, to express their own interpretation of what Black Metal is today. Don’t miss it.

Kings of Black Metal Festival 2011
16.04.2011: Stadthalle Alsfeld, Alsfeld / Germany

/w WATAIN (Sweden), DORNENREICH (Austria), ENDSTILLE (Germany), TAAKE (Norway), CORPUS CHRISTII (Portugal), INQUISITION (USA), TROLL (Norway), ALCEST (France), UNDER THAT SPELL and as special guest CHROME DIVISION (Norway)

Tickets available at:

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DEATH ANGEL: Tour of South East Asia Announced

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG
Death Angel

Death Angel

Bay Area thrash legends DEATH ANGEL are very happy to announce their tour of South East Asia! Confirmed dates are as follows:

April 30 – Manila, PHILIPPINES (Pulp Summer Slam w/ ANTHRAXHELLYEAH)
May 2 – Bangkok, THAILAND (AP Park – Esplanade Complex w/ ANTHRAXHELLYEAH)
May 4 – Taipei, TAIWAN (Wall Live House)
May 6 – Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA (Number One Cafe)
May 7 – Bandung, INDONESIA (Score! Ciwalk)
May 8 – Jakarta, INDONESIA (Bulungan Outdoor)


The latest music video from DEATH ANGEL, “River of Rapture”, is now available for viewing  at the following location ( The footage was shot and edited by director Tommy Jones during the bands tour with SOILWORK this past Summer. The song comes off their new album Relentless Retribution, which was released on September 14, 2010.

The graphic video clip for the song “Truce” was shot by director Robert Sexton (SOULFLYTHE DWARVESMONDO GENERATORAMEN) and can be viewed here ( Sextonpreviously worked with DEATH ANGEL on the clip for the track “Dethroned” off the band’s 2008 effort “Killing Season”.Photos from the video shoot can also be viewed at the following location

Relentless Retribution sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 10 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. The record also came in at #188 on Billboards Top Current Albums chart, making it DEATH ANGEL’s highest charting record since the bands reformation in 2004.

Relentless Retribution Track Listing:
1. Relentless Revolution
2. Claws In So Deep
3. Truce
4. Into The Arms of Righteous Anger
5. River Of Rapture
6. Absence Of Light
7. This Hate
8. Death Of The Meek
9. Opponents At Sides
10. I Chose The Sky
11. Volcanic
12. Where They Lay

“Claws In So Deep” features performances by the popular acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. The track “Truce” also features a guest guitar solo by Producer Jason Suecof.

Relentless Retribution was recorded at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with production genius Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM,AUGUST BURNS REDTHE BLACK DAHLIA MURDERALL THAT REMAINSWHITE CHAPELDEVILDRIVER). Cover art was handled this time by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOY,CARNIFEX, WHITECHAPEL).

For more information visit:


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Alice Cooper/Rob Zombie – Hoppus on Music

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

The legendary Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie grace Fuse’s studio as they sit down for a candid conversation with Mark Hoppus for a brand new episode of “Hoppus on Music.” Tune in this Friday, 3/18, at 11pm/10c on Fuse TV.


Also joining Mark will be A Day to Remember rocking out hard on the Fuse stage!


Mark Hoppus, blink-182’s Frontman/Bassist and host of Fuse’s “Hoppus on Music,” is auctioning off collectable blink-182 items on eBay in order to benefit the American National Red Cross’s Japanese relief efforts. Several of the exclusive pieces include the blink-182 original lyric sheets to “The Rock Show,” Mark’s orange shirt from the “Dammit” music video, and a blink-182 tour backstage pass. The winning bidder will also have his/her item personalized and autographed by Mark.


For the complete list of items up for auction, fans can visit:

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KATAKLYSM: Shoot Music Video at Hometown Show!

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG


Montreal based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM will film a video clip for the song “At the Edge of the World ” this Sunday at the bands hometown show at Club Soda in Montreal. This will also mark the end to the bands “Spread the Venom” European/North American tour. “At the Edge of the World” comes from the bands latest acclaimed album Heaven’s Venom.

Already a favorite amongst fans and satellite radio providers such as SIRIUS/XM, the “At the Edge of the World” video clip will be filmed by director Tommy Jones (DEATH ANGELSOILWORK), who is also helming the bands upcoming Documentary /DVD “THE IRON WILL: 20 YEARS DETERMINED”.

Last but not least, the band will sport the cover of Montreal’s most important weekly paper this week, The Mirror, for the first time ever! Check out the cover here

KATAKLYSM were recently made the first band to feature Rock Band’s new double bass drum pedal application! This feature is now on Rock Band versions 2 and 3. The following songs are now available for purchase and game play:

“At the Edge of the World”
“At the Edge of the World” (double bass version)
“Determined (Vows of Vengeance)”
“Determined (Vows of Vengeance)” (double bass version)
“Numb & Intoxicated”

“Numb & Intoxicated” (double bass version)

KATAKLYSM are currently wrapping up the North American leg of their “Spread the Venom 2010 – 2011 World Tour“. With them are groove ladden death shredders ALL SHALL PERISH, technical/progressive death masters DECREPIT BIRTH, Sumerian Records‘ touring juggernaut CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE, and Relapse Records‘ modern death metal merchants ABYSMAL DAWN.
03/17/11  Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

03/18/11  AlRosa Villa – Columbus, OH

03/19/11  Evening Star Music Hall – Niagara Falls, NY

03/20/11  Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA

KATAKLYSM’s new album Heaven’s Venom was released on August 24th in North America and sold around 2,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 7 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart and #196 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart, making it the bands highest charting album and their biggest first week sales to date. Heatseekers lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

Heaven’s Venom was recorded by KATAKLYSM guitarist J-F  Dagenais (MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX) and was mixed byTue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC, DARK TRANQUILLITY).

KATAKLYSM recently shot a video clip for the song “Push The Venom” with director Ivan Colic (TYPE O NEGATIVE, UNLEASHED, DEATHSTARS, EX DEO)  in Belgrade, Serbia. The clip can be viewed here

Order Heaven’s Venom at the following location

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March 18th, 2011
by EvilG
Evile 2010

Evile 2010

British thrashers EVILE are set to enter the studio this weekend to begin recording their third album.

EVILE will be playing a show in London this Friday, 18th March with CHTHONIC, before heading to Prestatyn, Wales on Saturday for a performance at Hammerfest.  The band will then be heading into Parlour Studios on Sunday to begin recording the follow-up to 2009’s INFECTED NATIONS, and will once again be working with producer RUSS RUSSELL (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR).

EVILE lead guitarist OL DRAKE comments:

“This has been one hell of a 2011 already.  We’ve been working non-stop on the material for Evile’s third album since early last year, and the past few months saw the workload pile up drastically.  We’re on top of it though.

“Tomorrow we play London with our friends Chthonic from Taiwan, then we head over to Prestatyn for Hammerfest.  Just like with Infected Nations, we’re again heading to the studio shortly after playing Hammerfest, though this time it’s the very day after.  To the great Parlour Studios we will venture along with the even greater Russ Russell.  He was at the helm/desk/brain for ‘Infected Nations’, and we see him as a member of the band, even more so on this third offering.  We’ll be in there for approximately a month, and we’ll be focusing on roughly ten tracks to delight your ears.

“If I was to say what the direction of this third album would be, I’d have to say a mix of the approach to ‘Enter the Grave’, the ideas on ‘Infected Nations’ and an amalgamation of brand new ideas we can’t wait to try out.  We have to try out new things as artists; we don’t ever ever want to stick to doing the same thing all the time.  It will be aggressive yet mature, in my opinion, and before your ask – yes, fast.”

Catch EVILE live at the following shows:

March 18 – London, UK – The Underworld
March 19 – Prestatyn, UK – Hammerfest
June 10-12 – Donington, UK – Download Festival
July 17 – Vizovice, Czech Republic – Masters of Rock
July 23-24 – London, UK – High Voltage Festival

View the flyer for EVILE’s London show with CHTHONIC at

EVILE’s thrash metal anthem, “Thrasher”, is available to download now on the Rock Band Network, along with every song from INFECTED NATIONS.  Get the tracks now by heading to EVILE’s official Rock Band page at

Get both of EVILE’s albums, ENTER THE GRAVE and INFECTED NATIONS, in Europe at or in North America at

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WRETCHED Debut Music Video, Embark on Exodus of America Tour

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

Near the beginning of the ‘Exodus of America’ tour, WRETCHED have debuted the video for “My Carrion.” WRETCHED may have begun as a jam band in 2005, but Steven Funderburk (guitar) and Marshall Wieczorek (drums) knew the first time that they played together there was a strong connection. Throughout the past few years, the band has progressed in awareness of music theory and composition, allowing them to create distinctive, quality music. “We always make sure our songs and music are structured very well and are carefully thought out,” states Funderburk, “we put feeling and soul into our music.”

This is no more evident than in their new video for “My Carrion.” The band brings vicious guitar solos, masterfully crafted drumming, and commanding vocals to the desert – allowing nothing but the ripping musicianship to shine. WRETCHED’s Beyond The Gate is available on Victory Records.

Music Video for ‘My Carrion



Exodus of America Tour w/ Son of Aurelius, Last Chance to Reason:

March 18- Tulsa, OK @ Reverb

March 19- Houston, TC @ BFE Rock Club

March 20- Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar

March 22- Amarillo, TX @ Ebgb’s

March 23- Gallup, NM @ Juggernaut

March 24- Tempe, AZ @ Big Fish Pub

March 27- Fresno, CA @ Bell Tower

March 28- Santa Cruz, CA @ The Blue Lagoon

March 30- Portland, OR @ Branx

March 31- Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

April 3- Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

April 5- South Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze

April 6- Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks

April 7- St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

April 8- Springfield, IL @ Black Sheep Café

April 9- La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse

April 10- Portage, IN @ Camelot

April 12- Sandusky, OH @ The Underground

April 13- Trenton, NJ @ Championships

April 14- Brookfield, CT @ The Room

April 15- Kingston, NY @ The Basement

April 16- Worcester, MA New England Metal and Hardcore Fest @ Palladium




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