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NEW ALBUM “BLOODY PIT OF HORROR” IN STORES NOVEMBER 9th ON METAL BLADE RECORDS
The two year 25th Anniversary Slay-A-Bration is showing no signs of slowing down, as your lords and masters GWAR are set to receive yet another accolade glossing their infinite greatness, this time in the form of a stunning endorsement from the academic community. GWAR is finally being recognized by The Ivy League colleges, and is now set to receive the prestigious honor of being one of a select few to be inducted into The Harvard Lampoon.
The Harvard Lampoon is America’s oldest institution of humor, operating from the Harvard campus since 1876, and boasting an elite cadre of members that include the likes of Conan O’Brian and BJ Novak, as well as many of America’s top comedy writers and performers. The ceremony will take place this Saturday October 16th at the world-famous Harvard Lampoon Castle in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Lampoon put out an official statement on GWAR’s induction:
“In honor of their prodigious achievements of slaughter, brutality, conquer, mayhem, and madness, The Harvard Lampoon is delighted to present GWAR with the award of “Most Terrible, Vile, Disgusting, Disturbed, yet Revoltingly Awesome Band Ever.” On October 16th the band will travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts to visit the Castle and celebrate in a private induction ceremony, banquet, and live human sacrifice in their honor.”
When reached for a comment on this prestigious honor Oderus briefly laid down his crack pipe and muttered:
“Me and the guys are as pleased as pig-shit to accept this near-meaningless accolade from a bunch of booze-sodden degenerates. To walk in the shoes that tread in the footsteps that tied the shoelaces that were Elijah Wood’s big ass hairy hobbit feet fills me with a feeling not unlike lust but nothing like nausea. To mumble the words that were the drool that became the Jell-o that fell out of Bill Cosby’s butt is the third most important thing to happen to me today. And finally, to lap at the glistening shores that is the toilet that Sarah Silverman left a dookie in is akin to having sex with Jesus’s wife. We are honored, pleased, and gassy as hell as we accept this mantle-crushing award and the considerable attached cash prize…there is a cash prize, right?”
In other GWAR news…
The band has announced that they will be performing for the first time on network television on October 28th, when they take to the stage on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”. The shows airs 12:35 Eastern and the band will be tearing through their new single “Zombies, March!”
GWAR is giving human scum across the globe with the chance to watch their Halloween show streaming live from The Rave/Eagle’s Club in Milwaukee. The event will be a Pay Per View extravaganza and is scheduled to kick of at 11:00 PM Eastern Halloween night. Make sure to head over to GWARLive.com to sign up for the Pay Per View event of a lifetime today!
Tickets for this exclusive stream are $2.99 if you order before October 15, $3.99 if you order between October 16-30 and $4.99 the day of the broadcast.
TO ACCESS LIVE CONCERT STREAM VISIT:
GWAR’s latest masterpiece “Bloody Pit of Horror” will be in stores on November 9th, but you can pre-order your copy today from the official GWAR page on the Metal Blade Records website at: http://www.metalblade.com/gwar. The landing page includes all current tour dates, GWAR footage from BOTH Gwar.tv and MetalBlade.tv, and pre-orders for “Bloody Pit of Horror” on CD, a GWAR t-shirt, or the ultimate “Bloody Pit” package that includes the CD, the GWAR t-shirt, and a 12×12 autographed cover print!
Catch GWAR on the “Bloody Tour Of Horror”, with The Casualties, Infernaeon and Mobile Deathcamp:
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/15 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
10/16 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Rock N Shock Festival*
10/17 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Telus
10/19 – Moncton, NB @ Club Oxygen
10/20 – Halifax, NS @ The New Palace
10/22 – Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Imperial
10/23 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/24 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
10/26 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/27 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
10/30 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
10/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/02 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/03 – Little Rock, AR @ The Village
11/04 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/05 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/06 – Austin, TX @ Waterloo Park*
11/08 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
11/09 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
11/10 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
11/11 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater
11/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/13 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
11/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
11/15 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/17 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
11/18 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
11/19 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
11/20 – Bend, OR @ Midtown Music Hall
11/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
11/22 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House Concert Hall
11/24 – Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
11/26 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/27 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/28 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
12/01 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
12/02 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
12/03 – Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
12/04 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
12/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
*Denotes Festival Date
NO SLEEP TIL… FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
FOR MORE INFO ON THE FESTIVAL VISIT:
12/10 – Auckland, New Zealand @ ASB Showgrounds
12/12 – Perth, Australia @ Arena Joondalup
12/15 – Adelaide, Australia @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
12/17 – Melbourne, Australia @ Melbourne Showgrounds
12/18 – Sydney, Australia @ The Entertainment Quarter Moore Park
12/19 – Brisbane, New Zealand @ RNA Showgrounds
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Dustineyes has posted online a promotional teaser video for their upcoming album “Bullet For My Generation”. The video can be viewed at this address: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CHGUGVlj-I The album is set for release via logic(il)logic on October 31, 2010.
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New Instanzia and Icewind album preorder launch! One month before the official release date. For those who pre order Again Came The Storm or Ghosts, you will receive a signed copy and some goodies of the band…
Just go to http://www.metalodic.com/Label/pages/Shop.php
Instanzia - Ghosts (Release date: 22/11/2010)
Icewind - Again Came The Storm
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Metalodic on MySpace
Metalodic on Twitter
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When not making heads bang nightly, BONDED BY BLOOD have been detailing all of their tour experiences on a tour blog exclusively at SkullsNBones.com. In their latest installment, the band details 3 Texas shows that saw the band playing video games in their van, having meetings with BBQ ribs and playing surprise festivals:
“Today was a bit of a shocker! We played at the Ridglea Theater in Ft. Worth Texas with Cattle Decapitation and Devourment. What happened was that two tours combined into one big ass gig. There was 11 bands total that played I believe, it was a huge package – “that’s what she said”
We played a shorter set than usual due to the obvious time constraints of having so many bands packed into one bill but it was pretty cool. This was most definitely not our crowd and at moments I felt lost in a crowd full of kids decorated in large ear piercings, tattoos, and colorful band t shirts or whom I’ve never heard of before. We went on 6th and the previous bands were all death core bands so we knew we were going to sound completely out of place, we didn’t give two shits tho and went up there and did our thing. I am happy to say that up to that point we were the first band to get the crowd moving. We had a few fans in the crowd and they started the pit for us, thank you!”
Read BONDED BY BLOOD‘s latest tour blog entry at http://www.skullsnbones.com/profiles/blogs/check-out-the-second-bonded-by
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Finnish saatto metal band Saattue has a new drummer. M. Ahlstén decided to leave the group after being a member of Saattue for five years and being responsible for recording drums for both of the band’s albums, Jäähyvästi (2006) and Vuoroveri (2009). The new drummer is S. Köykkä, formerly a member of Finnish funeral doom metal band Colosseum. Saattue gives a big thank you to Mikael and welcomes Sameli in.
Saattue’s second album Vuoroveri was released in November 2009 on Spikefarm Records. The album includes 8 tracks of doomy and multidimensional saatto metal.
Saattue writes its lyrics in Finnish and calls its music saatto metal. Saatto, as well as Saattue, means procession in Finnish.
For more information visit www.myspace.com/saattue
SPINEFARM homepages: www.spinefarm.fi | www.myspace.com/spinefarm
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KnuckleBonz Unveils a Ronnie James Dio Limited Edition Collectible!
A Portion of all Proceeds at KnuckleBonz.com will be Donated to the ‘Stand Up and Shout’ Cancer Fund Created in Honor of Ronnie James Dio
October 14, 2010: KnuckleBonz is excited to announce its production of the Ronnie James Dio Rock Iconz® statue.
This is a limited edition statue with only 3000 created, making these highly collectible. Each figure in the edition is hand-painted, numbered and includes a certificate of authenticity.
This is an officially licensed product, approved and endorsed by Wendy Dio and Niji Entertainment. Wendy Dio remarked about the project, “Ronnie would be very proud.” KnuckleBonz is honored to be creating a tribute piece of Ronnie James Dio, widely recognized as one of the most powerful singers in all of heavy metal.
A portion of all sales from www.knucklebonz.com will be donated to the “Stand Up and Shout” Cancer Fund created in honor of Ronnie James Dio.
The Ronnie James Dio Rock Iconz Statue: The sculpture of Dio is displayed with his signature devil horns and iconic crouched stance. This is a hand-crafted statue. Every piece is painted by hand and numbered. A certificate of authenticity is included on the base of each statue. The statue is approximately 8” hiqh and stands on an attractive wooden display base. The Ronnie James Dio limited edition statue will be available December 2010. Pre-orders are available at HYPERLINK “http://www.knucklebonz.com” www.knucklebonz.com.
“We learned that Ronnie wanted to work on a statue project before he fell ill. We are honored that Wendy Dio and his management called on us for this project,” remarks Tony Simerman, President and Creative Director of KnuckleBonz, Inc. “It’s been a real pleasure to work with Ronnie’s family and the people at Niji on this project. I was a fan of Ronnie’s very early and owned all the original Rainbow records. I was fortunate enough to see him out in front of Sabbath. RJD was one of the greatest live performers I have ever seen,” adds Simerman.
KnuckleBonz creates hi-end sculpture that features rock’s most highly influential artists. Dedicated to honoring rocks greatest through master artistry, KnuckleBonz has established the music-based sculpture series: Rock Iconz.
Pricing and Availability:
The Ronnie James Dio Rock Iconz Statue is scheduled to ship December 2010 and will be available at www.knucklebonz.com and through select retailers worldwide. This is a limited edition statue created by KnuckleBonz; only 3000 will be created. This collectible is created at 1/9 scale, making the figure approximately 8” tall on top of a wooden display base. The Ronnie James Dio Rock Iconz statue can be reserved by pre-ordering at www.knucklebonz.com.
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HELLOWEEN - 7 Sinners
German heavy metal legends, Helloween are set to release their 13th studio album, 7 Sinners, on November 9, 2010 in North America via The End Records. This week Helloween premiered the video for the first single, “Are You Metal?” off the new album. Watch the video here, and then ask yourself, Are You Metal?
If there is a golden thread throughout the more than 25 years of Helloween’s history, 13 studio albums, countless headliner tours around the globe and more than 5 million records sold, then it is their special kind of attitude: don’t take yourself too seriously and simply live statements like: “just have fun with the shit you’re doing.” Maybe it is exactly this easiness that allows Helloween to be one of the most constant bands of the genre while simultaneously being the one band who dares to experiment more than their musical peers. While some copycats would rather stick with the same old patterns, Andi Deris, Michael Weikath, Sascha Gerstner, Markus Großkopf and Dani Löble aren’t afraid of taking risks – and are rightfully rewarded with success.
7 Sinners is definitively one of the fastest and hardest albums in the Helloween’s history and it bursts with vitality. That might partly be due to the versatility of the various songwriters within the band, who over time have become so homogenous, that the 13 songs formed a unity on their own in the studio , but it may also be due to the fact that the album was recorded completely without a click track, which, considering the extreme speed of the songs is an impressive feat. Especially drummer Löble, who proves that his technique is at a world-class-level. Following his excellent inner clock, bass and drums drive tracks like “Are You Metal?”, “Long Live The King” and “Who Is Mr. Madman?” to dizzying tempos. 7 Sinners with its typically strong melodies and the tangible joy of playing, is a true metal album whose range reaches astonishing dimensions.
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2010 will go down as the year that we lost one of hard rock/heavy metal’s all-time great vocalists, Ronnie James Dio (after a valiant battle with cancer). Throughout a career that saw Ronnie pen or co-pen classics with such legendary acts as Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and with his solo group, Dio, there are simply not enough words to describe the singer’s contribution to rock music worldwide. Niji Entertainment Group Inc. has announced the opening of www.officialronniejamesdiowebstore.com. Dio fans around the world will now be able to purchase official tour shirts, jackets, hats, CD’s, DVD’s, blu-rays, vinyl and box sets from Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio on the web store. There will be many cool new Dio items recently designed that will be MUST HAVES for your collections! The web store also offers all the official Heaven & Hell items including shirts, CD’s, DVD’s and vinyl.
Dean Schachtel, General Manager for Niji Entertainment Group, commented ‘Fans were having a hard time finding product in stores. They can now have a one stop shop at our web store and purchase their favorite Dio collectables and memorabilia at fair prices.’ The web store also offers worldwide shipping which is certain to please Dio’s large and loyal fan base. Selected official Dio t-shirts will be available for purchase as well. This week features an official 1985 Sacred Heart t-shirt. Each week thereafter, a different one will be available, eventually including classic tour t-shirts.
To celebrate the life of the man that has become synonymous with metal, the double disc set, ‘Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987’ will be released on November 9th, 2010. This item is available for pre-order for only $15.98, and as an added bonus until November 5th, 2010, includes an original stick on backstage pass. The first disc was recorded at the first-ever UK performance by Dio’s solo group, while on tour supporting their classic debut, ‘Holy Diver.’ And the set-list does a superb job reflecting Dio’s debut (featuring such classics as “Rainbow in the Dark,” “Stand Up And Shout,” etc.), as well as classics from both Rainbow and Black Sabbath (“Man on the Silver Mountain,” “Heaven and Hell,” etc.) – resulting in a thorough retrospective of Dio’s career, from Rainbow to Black Sabbath to solo hits. The second disc of ‘Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987’ features guitarist Craig Goldy’s debut – recorded in 1987, in support of the ‘Dream Evil’ album, and contains high
lights from Dio’s career. ‘Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987’ will be the very first release from the Niji Entertainment Group (which was formed by Ronnie James Dio and his wife/manager, Wendy Dio, in early 2010). The set will be released as a deluxe digipak including a booklet filled with rare photographs and liner notes, and original replica all access laminates from both shows. Ronnie was the executive producer on the Donington project, and was very much looking forward to the release.
One of the brand new exclusive collectable pieces available on the Dio web store is an autographed limited edition baseball, presented in a display case (only two thousand were produced). Each piece is numbered, and features Ronnie’s DIO logo and autograph. It was well-known to many Dio fans that Ronnie loved baseball, and it was his dream to play in the major leagues. He was once quoted saying he would trade in his rockstar career for one playing with the Yankees!
The Niji Entertainment Group is a full service record label, and will be releasing rare and unreleased recordings from Dio and other artists. November 23rd will see two additional releases from the Niji Entertainment Group – a deluxe limited edition picture disc of Dio’s classic solo debut, ‘Holy Diver,’ and ‘Bitten By The Beast’ from David “Rock” Feinstein. “Rock” is Ronnie’s cousin, and was a member of Elf, and the leader of the legendary NY band The Rods. ‘Bitten By The Beast,’ features the single “Metal Will Never Die,” with lead vocals by Ronnie James Dio. This single will be heavily worked to active rock and metal radio this fall.
Between Facebook, Myspace and Twitter, the Dio social media followers now numbers over one million.
While Ronnie was alive, he always wanted to have his own action figure/statue. And now, this has become a reality – KnuckleBonz has created the Ronnie James Dio rock iconz statue, which will be available in late fall 2010. These statues are only produced in limited edition runs of 3000, which make them highly collectible and sought after from fans. A portion from the sales of the Dio statue will go to the Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, in honor of Ronnie James Dio. Preorders available by visiting www. knucklebonz.com.
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Cross over thrash kings SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will kick off their long-anticipated U.S. tour tomorrow in Reno. The Join The Army/Deja Vu Tour 2010 will make its way through nearly a month’s worth of dates before coming to a close in Albuquerque. Check out the recently-launched tour trailer HERE.
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES U.S. Tour 2010 Join The Army/ Deja Vu Tour
10/15/2010 Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
10/16/2010 Roseland – Portland, OR
10/17/2010 Showbox – Seattle, WA
10/19/2010 Phoenix Theatre- Petaluma, CA 10/20/2010 Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
10/22/2010 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
10/24/2010 Pima County Fairground – Tucson, AZ 10/26/2010 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
10/28/2010 Al Rosa – Columbus, OH
10/29/2010 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
10/30/2010 Eagles – Milwaukee, WI
10/31/2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
11/02/2010 Pops – St. Louis, MO
11/04/2010 Meridioen – Houston, TX
11/06/2010 Palladium Showroom – Dallas, TX
11/07/2010 Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX
11/09/2010 State Theatre – Tampa, FL
11/10/2010 Firestone – Orlando, FL
11/12/2010 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
11/13/2010 Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/14/2010 Terminal 5 – New York, NY 11/15/2010 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
11/17/2010 Metro – Chicago, IL
11/18/2010 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/20/2010 Summit – Denver, CO
11/21/2010 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
The ST tour coincides with the No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family offering released September 7 via the band’s own Suicidal Records. The record features re-recorded tracks from SUICIDAL TENDENCIES’ second album, Join The Army originally released in 1987, as well as tunes from the second full-length from No Mercy, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES guitarist Mike Clark’s speed metal band (which found ST vocalist Mike Muir on vocals) from 1986. Also included is a new version of the classic ST track, “Possessed To Skate.” A video for the song is also in the works. Get ready for the cyco invasion!
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The Chicago based VEIL OF MAYA encompasses the good old American blue collar work ethic and have definitely taken the hard road to success grinding it out on the road through countless tours over the years, but now that backbreaking schedule is paying off tenfold. This quartet are one of the few very bands that can authentically mix elements of progressive metal, melodic death metal, thrash and hardcore brutality together effectively, all while keeping the listener constantly interested with baited breath wondering just what is coming next. This is exactly why they will have a career for years to come.
VEIL OF MAYA will be embarking on a massive North American tour alongside Darkest Hour, labelmates Periphery and Revocation this Nov/Dec, so be sure to either see below or head over now to www.myspace.com/veilofmaya to view their entire tour schedule. Also, be sure to check out their new eye-popping video clip for the track, “Unbreakable,” shot by renowned director Raul Gonzo.
“We are definitely stoked to tour with darkest hour, I’ve been a fan for awhile and am excited to be part of the legacy tour with them! I’m also excited to be back out with our friends in Periphery it’s always exciting to watch them play!”
-Sam Applebaum – Drums
“We are all pumped to be on the Darkest Hour legacy tour… We met the dudes awhile back and they’re so awesome to be around! We are playing a couple new songs from [id] and we can’t wait to re-visit some of the great places we came through on Summer Slaughter! It’s a great tour with a lot of awesome bands, and friends new and old! We hope to see everyone there, and we’ll of course be hanging around our merch booth everynight so come say what’s up!”
-Brandon Butler – Vocals
VEIL OF MAYA’s dynamic second full-length album, id, was met with rave reviews and quickly caught the attention of the underground with it’s refreshing and unique approach.
11/12/10 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium w/ Darkest Hour [details]
11/13/10 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre w/ Darkest Hour [details]
11/14/10 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock w/ Darkest Hour [details]
11/15/10 Quebec City, Canada @ Dagobert w/ Darkest Hour [details]
11/16/10 Montreal, Canada @ Tulipe w/ Darkest Hour [details]
11/17/10 Toronto, Canada @ Mod Club w/ Darkest Hour [details]
11/19/10 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s w/ Darkest Hour [details]
11/20/10 West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theatre w/ Darkest Hour [details]
11/21/10 Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court w/ Darkest Hour [details]
11/22/10 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre w/ Darkest Hour [details]
11/23/10 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue w/ Darkest Hour [details]
11/24/10 Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702 w/ Darkest Hour [details]
11/26/10 San Diego, CA @ Soma w/ Darkest Hour [details]
11/27/10 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse w/ Darkest Hour [details]
11/28/10 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge w/ Darkest Hour [details]
11/29/10 West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky w/ Darkest Hour [details]
11/30/10 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre w/ Darkest Hour [details]
12/01/10 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad w/ Darkest Hour [details]
12/02/10 Lubbock, TX @ Tequila Jungle [details]
12/03/10 Austin, TX @ Emo’s w/ Darkest Hour [details]
12/04/10 Dallas, TX @ Trees w/ Darkest Hour [details]
12/05/10 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live w/ Darkest Hour [details]
12/07/10 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre w/ Darkest Hour [details]
12/08/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade w/ Darkest Hour [details]
12/09/10 Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox w/ Darkest Hour [details]
12/10/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom w/ Darkest Hour [details]
12/11/10 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Darkest Hour [details]
12/12/10 Richmond, VA @ Hat Factory w/ Darkest Hour [details]
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BORN OF OSIRIS are mature well beyond their years and this dynamic extreme progressive juggernaut has now perfectly honed all of their collective talents to create what will soon be a pinnacle release for the metal genre. This ground-breaking six-piece group creates an epic mix of intricate and memorable melodies with challenging time signatures that still hold an infectious groove, all while maintaining sheer, tasteful brutality. Their much anticipated third full-length album, set for an early 2011 release, is going to serve the scene the much needed wake-up call it so much needs.
BORN OF OSIRIS will take a break from the recording process to join All That Remains and labelmates Asking Alexandria for a North American run, which all kicks off for them on Oct. 19th. Either see below or visit www.myspace.com/boronofosiris to view their complete touring itinerary. Also, be sure to check out the MySpace page for their new webisode series providing an in-depth look into the current recording process. You don’t want to miss out on this.
Lee McKinney (guitars) states: “As for the new album, I should start by saying it’s WAY heavier than anything the band ever released. There is definitely nothing we’ve done that’s anywhere near this heavy. We have moved onto seven strings and it couldn’t have complimented our sound any better. We brought back the ‘BOO-bounce’ on this one. It’s definitely a really fun and upbeat album. We’ve also been writing this album for a long time. We had 16 to 18 songs going into the studio and we are going to be leaving with 12 songs that we feel are the strongest. We all live in a house together and that has really upped the creativity level. We go from on tour to living at home together, so we are all focusing on the band constantly. Also, the addition of our new guitar player Jason Richardson has increased the amount of shred on this album. There are some really incredible guitar solos on this album from the both of us. It takes the band to a whole new level of musicality. This album contains an awesome mix of our most heavy, most technical, most atmospheric and most beautiful melodies ever. No matter what album you’ve liked better of ours so far, this one tops both easily. We are producing this album at Bota Studio outside of Chicago, IL. Brandon Paddock (John Feldman’s engineer) will be taking up mixing duties on this one.
“As for the tour, this will be the last time we are going to be playing so much of The New Reign and A Higher Place. Starting next year we are going to be playing as much of this new album as we can. We will definitely be playing a new song live on this tour. We just wish we would have had the chance to release it to everyone before we start playing it every night. Aside from us, All That Remains is a great band and label mates Asking Alexandria will be joining us on the tour, so come on out and hang with us. It’s going to be a night to remember, we promise.”
BORN OF OSIRIS w/All That Remains, Asking Alexandria10/19/10 Colorado Springs, CO @The Black Sheep
10/20/10 DENVER, CO @THE SUMMIT MUSIC HALL
10/21/10 Farmington, NM @Gators
10/22/10 ALBUQUERQUE, NM @SUNSHINE THEATRE
10/23/10 Lubbock, TX @Cactus Courtyard
10/24/10 Corpus Christi, TX@House of Rock
10/25/10 AUSTIN, TX @EMO’S
10/26/10 HOUSTON, TX @WAREHOUSE LIVE
10/27/10 DALLAS, TX @THE PALLADIUM SHOWROOM
10/28/10 Memphis, TN @New Daisy Theatre
10/29/10 ATLANTA, GA @THE MASQUERADE
10/30/10 ORLANDO, FL @THE CLUB AT FIRESTONE
10/31/10 CHARLOTTE, NC @AMOS’ SOUTHEND
11/01/10 Raleigh, NC @Lincoln Theatre
11/03/10 Norfolk, VA @The Norva
11/04/10 Baltimore, MD @Rams Head Live
11/05/10 Philadelphia, PA @The Trocadero
11/06/10 HARTFORD, CT @WEBSTER THEATRE
11/08/10 Syracuse, NY@The Lost Horizon
11/09/10 Toronto, ON @Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/10/10 Albany, NY @Northern Lights
11/11/10 New York, NY@ Best Buy Theater
11/12/10 Columbus, OH @Newport Music Hall
11/13/10 Detroit, MI @The Majestic Theatre
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Swedish doomers OCTOBER TIDE (featuring ex-Katatonia guitarist Fredrik Norrman) have lined-up the following shows in order to support their highly anticipated “comeback” album “A Thin Shell”.
22.10 2010 SWE – Gävle – Club Monster
05.11 2010 SWE – Västerås – Sigurdsgatan 25 << NEW !!
07.11 2010 ROM – Bucharest – The Silver Church Club
11.12 2010 SWE – Söderhamn – Julslakten
15.01 2011 NL – Arnhem – Willemeen << NEW !!
More shows to be announced soon.
Formed in 1995 by then KATATONIA guitarist Fredrik Norrman and KATATONIA/BLOODBATH vocalist Jonas Renkse OCTOBER TIDE quickly made a mark with two albums recorded and released during the years 1997 and 1999.
Their new album “A Thin Shell” is out now through Candlelight Records.
Recorded at Black Lounge studios with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY) and featuring artwork by Travis Smith (OPETH, TESTAMENT etc) “A Thin Shell” delivers what fans have anxiously awaited from this treasured band. Seven doom-laden and emotive songs that are every bit as heavy as they are catchy fill the impressive recording that officially closes the band’s self-imposed, decade-long hiatus.
OCTOBER TIDE line-up :
Fredrik Norrman – guitars (ex-KATATONIA)
Tobias Netzell – vocals (IN MOURNING)
Robin Bergh – drums (AMARAN)
Emil Alstermark – guitars (MANDYLON)
Pierre Stam – bass (IN MOURNING)
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CONTAGION, the new album from Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO, is available to pre-order now on iTunes in the USA and Canada.
Due to be released in North America on November 9th, CONTAGION is the long awaited follow-up to OCEANO’s 2009 Billboard-charting debut album, DEPTHS, and features eleven brutal new tracks. Get the album on iTunes and you’ll also receive an exclusive bonus demo track not available anywhere else.
Pre-order CONTAGION now on iTunes with the exclusive bonus track at http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/contagion/id395337546
View an image for the iTunes exclusive version at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/oceano_contagion_itunes.jpg
CONTAGION is also available to pre-order on CD from the Earache Webstore along with new t-shirt and hoodie combo packs. Everyone who pre-orders any version of the new CD from the Webstore will also be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a free iPad.
Pre-order CONTAGION in North America from the Earache Webstore at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_672_698
You can also pre-order CONTAGION directly from the band at their merch stall at any of their current shows.
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Guitarist/vocalist Ashmedi of Mesopotamian blackened thrash pioneers MELECHESH, has issued the first of several track by track explanations of songs from their forthcoming album. The Epigenesis will be released on October 1st in Europe and on October 26th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
1. Ghouls Of Nineveh
“This song is a statement on how one riff can be effective and devastating! It is very powerful and live it is neck breaking. The song itself revolved around a singular riff, very non cliché to extreme metal. Some people expected a conformist start for the album, i.e. a faster song and we rejected the idea. This song sets the mood for a multi faceted album. This song is almost like a hymn. ‘Ghouls of Nineveh’ revolves around Assyrian/Mesopotamian deities, who are the Annunaki. Some of the brass bells you hear are a result of a pestle and mortar I found in my childhood house in Jerusalem when I went for a visit. The brass pestle and mortar was in my house as far as I can recall, yet this time when I was there in 2009, I experimented with it and the sound was bright. Better than any bell I know of. So I confiscated it and used it on the album as a percussive instrument! The final guitar lead was improvised on the spot and the piano cosmetic lead was split between Reuben the engineer and myself. This Fazioli Grand piano cost as much as a house in some parts of the USA ($120,000), so I was slightly careful with it!”
2. Grand Gathas of Baal Sin
“Gathas are the sacred writings of Zarathustra. However I liked to integrate themes and made Gathas for Lord Sin (Baal is not only a deity but actually the word means Lord). Sin is the name of the Mesopotamian moon deity so it is a play on words. Musically this song is meant to resemble a stampede or a whirlwind of chaos with frantic riffing tones, which breaks with epic middle eastern scaling and beats. The drum toms on this song represent war drums or ritualistic drums. With the set of right speakers the drum toms are explosive and bombastic. The group Chanting ‘Sin Baal Sin Baal’ remind me with Sufi rituals. There is a little part in the end like a jam with non distorted guitars. This was purely by chance the tape was rolling and I could only hear drum tracks so I jammed on the drums on a couple of channels. Eventually we thought ok lets use it. The very final note on the song is the Persian Santur.”
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Indiana Brutal thrash band BLOOD TRIBE will release their second album, “Repulse”, in November 2010 through Dark Harvest Records. The CD was recorded at Kill Co. Audio in Evansville , Indiana), with producer Ryan Key who also recorded their debut release. The Cd is being mastered by Jamie King (Graves of Valor, Between the Buried and Me, Through the Eyes of the Dead).
With the addition of new vocalist Jonathon Drew, guitarist Danny Wade and Bassist Matt Courtney, the band has finally solidified a powerful line up.
Repulse takes on a more death metal feel than the previous album. The new video “In Fair Verona” will also be available on the cd as bonus material.
“Repulse” track listing:
02. Manipulated Sexuality
03. A Scar for every Sin
04. Force fed Suffering
05. In Fair Verona
Bonus In Fair Verona Video
Blood Tribe will hold a CD-release party in Evansville, Indiana at a later date to be determined.
You can keep up with the news of the release by checking out these sites:
Dark Harvest Records
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