MELECHESH: Second Video Trailer Posted

August 30th, 2010
by EvilG
MELECHESH - The Epigenesis

MELECHESH - The Epigenesis

Mesopotamian thrashing black metal pioneers MELECHESH have issued the second video in a series of album trailers for the bands highly anticipated new album The Epigenesis here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvZUjqikolM (or watch is below)

The Epigenesis
was recorded in the newly built first class Babajim Studios in Istanbul, Turkey. The album was mixed by Reuben de Lautour and mastered by Pieter Snapper. In an unprecedented move in metal, the band chose to record the album entirely in Istanbul in an attempt to capture the inspiring surroundings. Babajim Studios is run by some of the most elite sound engineers in Turkey. The artwork to their long awaited 5th album was handled by renowned UK based occult artist John Coulthart, whom the band has previously collaborated with before.The record will be released on October 1st in Europe and on October 26th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

For more info visit: www.melechesh.com | www.myspace.com/melechesh | www.nuclearblast.de/melechesh

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EARACHE RECORDS UNVEILS EARACHE.TV VIDEO WEBSITE

August 30th, 2010
by EvilG
EARACHE RECORDS UNVEILS EARACHE.TV VIDEO WEBSITE

EARACHE RECORDS UNVEILS EARACHE.TV VIDEO WEBSITE

Renowned British indie record label, Earache Records, has unveiled a brand new video website, Earache.TV.

Earache Records has long been an innovator in the world of extreme music, and its latest project, powered by MUZU.TV, aims to make all of its videos available to be watched online, completely free.

Check out the new website with its huge selection of videos and watch them all for free at http://www.earache.tv

Earache.TV contains not only the usual selection of promotional music videos from all of its bands, but also, for the first time ever, a huge selection of full live shows from many of the artists.

Also included on the new website are a number of interviews with band members, as well as numerous documentaries and clips from the label’s various DVD releases.

Earache aims to make every single video and concert that the label has ever recorded available for fans to view for free, all in one easy-to-find location.

Keep checking back at http://www.earache.tv as the site is updated with more new videos.

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SKELETONWITCH Premiere New Video, Comment on Ozzfest

August 30th, 2010
by EvilG

Blackened thrash tyrants, SKELETONWITCH, have premiered the video for the track, “Submit To The Suffering,” exclusively as MetalSucks.net Check it out NOW!  http://www.metalsucks.net/2010/08/26/exclusive-video-premiere-skeletonwitchs-submit-to-the-suffering/ The video was shot by director Don Tyler (Mastodon, Ringworm) before the band hit the road for the summer, which included a Canadian tour supporting HIGH ON FIRE, a stop at Heavy MTL Festival in Montreal, QC, Ozzfest and off dates with the likes of DEVILDRIVER, KINGDOM OF SORROW and more.

Guitarist Nate Garnette provided some insight into the new video: “”We filmed out in the woods at Mullet Chad’s house….15 friends +15 30-packs of beer= new Skeletonwitch video!”

Guitarist Scott Hedrick commented on the conclusion of Ozzfest: “Ozzfest was fucking killer! The protestors, the rain, your Grandma……no one could stop the metal! The only downside was that there were only 6 shows. We would’ve loved about 660 more! Thanks to everyone who came out and the entire Ozzfest crew for making that shit happen.”

The band’s upcoming dates are as follows:
8/29              Saarbrucken, GER – Garage $$
8/30              Luzem, SZ – Schuur $$
9/01              Ljubljana, SI – Orto Bar $$
9/02              Vienna, AU- Arena $$
9/03              Bischofswerda, GER- Eastclub $$
9/04              München, GER- Feierwerk $$
9/05              Prague, EZ- Exit Chemlnice $$
9/06              Berlin, GER- Magnet $$
9/07              Copenhagen, DA- The Rock $$
9/08              Hamburg, GER- Hafenklang $$
9/09              Antwerpen, BE- Trix $$
9/10              Essen, GER- Turock Fest $$
9/11              Birmingham, UK- O2 Academy $$
9/12              Colchester, UK- Arts Centre $$
9/13              Bristol, UK- The Croft $$
9/14              Glasgow, UK- Ivory Blacks $$
9/15              Newcastle upon Tyne, UK- O2 Academy $$
9/16              London, UK- Underworld $$
9/17              Plymouth, UK- White Rabbit $$
9/18              Tilburg, NL- Extase, Incubate Festival $$

$$ European Bangover w/ Warbringer, Angelus Apatrida

SKELETONWITCH are supporting “Breathing the Fire” which was recorded in Seattle, WA with legendary producer, Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire, Soundgarden). The album was released by PROSTHETIC RECORDS on October 13, 2009 and debuted at number 151 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and number 2 on the magazine’s “Heatseekers’ Chart.” Get the album now from the Prosthetic Webstore for $8.99! (http://store.prostheticrecords.com/index.php/bands/skeletonwitch)

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VINDICATOR “THE ANTIQUE WITCHERIES” MADE AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING

August 30th, 2010
by EvilG

In advance of the release of the sophomore album by Midwest thrash maniacs VINDICATOR, Heavy Artillery Records are making the entire album available for streaming at the label’s Bandcamp profile as of today. Entitled, The Antique Witcheries, the new album hits store shelves worldwide August 31st.
Preview The Antique Witcheries at:

http://heavyartillery.bandcamp.com/album/the-antique-witcheries

In support of The Antique Witcheries VINDICATOR will be hitting the road with their “Recipe for Anarchy Tour”. Listed below are the tour dates and stay tuned for additional dates.

September 17th Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt

September 18th Worchester, MA @ The Raven

September 21st Richmond, VA @ TBA

September 22nd Newport News, VA @ Buddah’s Place

September 23rd Raleigh, NC @ The Dive Bar
September 25th St Petersburg, FL @ Fubar

September 29th Atlanta, GA @ Lenny’s Bar

September 30th Asheville, NC @ Stella Blue

October 1st Charleston, WV @ The Blue Parrot

October 2nd Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose

October 3rd Akron, OH @ Sadie Rene’s

October 5th Columbus, OH @ Carabar

October 6th Toledo, OH @ Ramalama Records

October 8th Chicago, IL @ Nite Cap

October 9th Lincoln, NE @ The Gallow’s

October 10th Denver, CO @ TBA

October 13th Boise, ID @ The Redroom

October 15th Seattle, WA @ Galway Arms Pub

October 17th Portland, OR @ The Red Room

October 18th Medford, OR @ Skate Shop

October 19th San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside

October 21st Las Vegas, NV @ Aruba Hotel

October 22nd Escondido, CA @ The Metaphor Café

October 23rd Riverside, CA @ The Common Ground

October 24th Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room

October 26th San Antonio, TX @ Ten Eleven

Check out VINDICATOR at www.myspace.com/savindicator

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A STORM OF LIGHT Tour Update

August 30th, 2010
by EvilG

Band To Play U.S. Dates With Today Is The Day And Sleep; European Tour To Commence This October

Brooklyn kings of atmospheric doom, A STORM OF LIGHT, are gearing up for a short stint of U.S. tour dates next week that include performances with experimental metal/noise exhibitionists Today Is The Day and reunited stoner metallers Sleep before heading to Europe for a month’s worth of shows in October. Said guitarist/vocalist John Graham of the upcoming shows: “The next couple of months are going to be a lot of fun for us. We’re lucky enough to share the stage with the legendary Sleep, brutalists Today Is the Day, and then embark on our fourth European tour. Awesome!”

A STORM OF LIGHT U.S./Euro Tour Dates 2010

08/31/10 32st St Pub – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Today Is the Day

09/01/10 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Today Is the Day

09/03/10 Santos Party House – New York, NY w/ Today Is the Day

09/04/10 AS220 – Providence, RI w/ Today Is the Day

09/07/10 Starlight Ballroom – Philadelphia, PA w/ Sleep

09/08/10 Brooklyn Masonic Temple – Brooklyn, NY w/ Sleep, Lichens

10/01/10 Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK

10/02/10 Whelans – Dublin, Irelandw/ Stand Up Guy

10/03/10 The Spring And Airbrake – Belfast, Ireland w/ Stand Up Guy

10/04/10 Captain’s Rest – Glasgow, Scotland

10/05/10 The Croft – Bristol, UK

10/06/10 The Underworld – London, UK w/ Sedula, Sons Of Alpha Centauri

10/07/10 Nouveau Casino – Paris, France

10/08/10 Simplon – Groningen, Netherlands

10/09/10 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands

10/10/10 Juha West Matinee Show – Stuttgart, Germany

10/12/10 Rhiz – Vienna, Austria

10/13/10 Kset – Zagreb, Croatia

10/14/10 Randall – Bratislava, Slovakia

10/16/10 Firlej – Wroclaw, Poland

10/17/10 Powiekszenie – Warsaw, Poland

10/20/10 Nabaklab – Riga, Latvia

10/21/10 Nosturi – Helsinki, Finland

10/23/10 Garage – Oslo, Norway

10/24/10 Debaser – Stockholm, Sweden

10/25/10 Loppen – Copenhagen, Denmark

10/26/10 Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany

10/27/10 Feierwerk – Munich, Germany

10/28/10 Spazio – Turin, Italy

10/29/10 Urban – Perugia, Italy

10/30/10 Init Club – Rome, Italy

A STORM OF LIGHT — guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Josh Graham (Neurosis visuals, Blood And Time, Battle Of Mice), bassist/vocalist Domenic Seita (formerly of Tombs and Asea) and guitarist/keyboardist Joel Hamilton (Book Of Knots, Battle Of Mice) — released their second full-length, entitled Forgive Us Our Trespasses via Neurot last October.

http://www.astormoflight.com
http://www.neurotrecordings.com

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WATAIN: Swedish Black Metal Squadron To Wage War On North America

August 30th, 2010
by EvilG

Swedish black metal overlords WATAIN, who unleashed their Lawless Darkness full-length earlier this summer, will shower their blasphemy upon North American soil later this fall. Presented by Decibel Magazine and sponsored in part by Fangoria, Metal Injection and Killer Tours, the unholy trek will commence on November 6 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh and bludgeon its way through over two dozen cities before coming to close on December 4 at the Opera House in Toronto. Support will come from Goatwhore and Black Anvil.

Lawless Darkness was released via Season Of Mist on June 7. Recorded at Necromorbus Studio (Deathspell Omega, Funeral Mist, Ondskapt et al) in Alvik, Sweden with cover art by Zbigniew M. Bielak, the record continues to reap critical accolades from press nationwide and abroad. In addition to scoring cover spots in some of metal’s most esteemed publications including Decibel, Terrorizer, and Subterranea (Metal Hammer’s extreme metal supplement), “Reaping Death,” the latest single off Lawless Darkness, was certified gold in Sweden for sales in excess of 10,000 copies.

There Is No Escape; They Are Coming.

WATAIN: Lawless Darkness North American Tour 2010

w/ Goatwhore, Black Anvil

11/06/2010 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA

11/07/2010 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

11/08/2010 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

11/10/2010 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO

11/11/2010 Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT

11/12/2010 Branx (Loveland) – Portland, OR

11/13/2010 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

11/16/2010 Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA

11/17/2010 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

11/18/2010 The Ruby Room – San Diego, CA

11/19/2010 The Whiskey – Hollywood, CA

11/20/2010 Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

11/21/2010 Club 101 – El Paso, TX

11/22/2010 The Loft – Dallas, TX

11/23/2010 Emo’s – Austin, TX

11/24/2010 Numbers – Houston, TX

11/27/2010 Back Booth – Orlando, FL

11/29/2010 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

11/30/2010 Sonar – Baltimore, MD

12/01/2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

12/02/2010 Santo’s New York, NY [No Goatwhore]

12/03/2010 Le Fou Founes – Montreal, QC [No Goatwhore]

12/04/2010 Opera House – Toronto, ON [No Goatwhore]

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KAMELOT Record Release Party Confirmed At NYC Date Of Headlining Tour

August 30th, 2010
by EvilG
KAMELOT - Poetry For The Poisoned

KAMELOT - Poetry For The Poisoned

KAMELOT will embark on its first North American tour in two years, headlining the Pandemonium Over North America Tour, which kicks off September 8th in support of the band’s upcoming ninth studio album Poetry for the Poisoned. Support on the trek will come from Leaves’ Eyes and Blackguard.

As part of the tour, the New York City date at premiere concert and events venue NOKIA Theatre Times Square had been dubbed as the official release party for the album. To celebrate the release, the band and venue will present fans with special first time previews of the new album, a commemorative Poetry for the Poisoned shot glass, and more special events to mark the occasion of their amazing new album.

KAMELOT North American Fall 2010 Tour:

9/08/2010 House Of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
9/10/2010 Progpower USA Festival – Atlanta, GA
9/11/2010 Jaxx Nightclub – Springfield, VA
9/14/2010 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
9/15/2010 Nokia Theatre – New York, NY – RECORD RELEASE SHOW
9/17/2010 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/18/2010 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
9/19/2010 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/21/2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
9/22/2010 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
9/24/2010 Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, IL
9/25/2010 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
9/27/2010 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
9/29/2010 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
10/01/2010 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
10/02/2010 House of Blues – San Diego, CA

One of metal’s most unique, influential and prestigious current acts, KAMELOT are set to release their most insightful and ambitious project to date, Poetry for the Poisoned on September 14th, 2010. On their ninth studio album, founding guitarist Thomas Youngblood and vocalist Roy Khan are joined by drummer Casey Grillo, keyboardist Oliver Palotai, and new bassist Sean Tibbetts to blend the trademark KAMELOT sound with new elements making it the band’s most diverse release to date.

http://www.kamelot.com
http://www.myspace.com/kamelot
http://www.poetryforthepoisoned.com
http://www.knifefightmedia.com

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SAVATAGE LEGENDS REUNITE TO HELP KIDS: Classic line-up performs together for the first time in 10 years!

August 29th, 2010
by EvilG
Rockstar Superstar Project -  “Serenity”

Rockstar Superstar Project - “Serenity”

Chicago, IL- August 28, 2010 – Metal giants Zak Stevens, Jon Olivia and Chris Caffery appear together on a track called “Claws,” off the upcoming “Serenity” CD by Rockstar Superstar Project. “Serenity,” which is the first ever music CD recommended by Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors, has taken nearly two years to complete and is almost here, just in time to kick off National Recovery Month 2010.

“My brother and I were and still are HUGE Savatage fans and we thought it was a no-brainer to invite them to participate on this project. “Savatage is one of those bands that will live on forever in the hearts of metal fans all over the world and what better of a band to perform the heaviest track on the CD?” says Super Star

“Our goal with the CD is to send a strong message that living a life without drugs and alcohol is the only way to achieve your dreams,” said Rock Star. “Since we know there are kids who would rather listen to music than read a book, we are using music to reach them in the language they understand.”

Joining the fight via guest appearances on the CD are music icons including Cherie Currie (RUNAWAYS), Stevie Rachelle, (TUFF), George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT, RATT), Mark Slaughter (SLAUGHTER), Zak Stevens (SAVATAGE, CIRCLE II CIRCLE), Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Bruce Kulick (KISS, UNION), Howard Leese (HEART), Bob Kulick (MEAT LOAF), Lorraine Lewis (ex-FEMME FATALE, ROKTOPUSS), David Schultz (GOO GOO DOLLS, BERLIN), Veronica Freeman (BENEDICTUM), Ted Poley (DANGER DANGER), Todd La Torre (CRIMSON GLORY),and of course Rock Star aka Marc Kancler (Guitars) and Super Star aka Kris Kancler (Drums) and many more.

Check out “Claws” here www.serenityalbum.com

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX – The Big Four: Live From Sonisphere 2010 DVD Now Available For Pre-Order

August 27th, 2010
by EvilG
The Big Four: Live From Sonisphere 2010 DVD Now Available For Pre-Order

The Big Four: Live From Sonisphere 2010 DVD Now Available For Pre-Order

METALLICA have issued the following update:

“You may have heard us say something about a DVD at the end of the satellite broadcast or read it in the internet rumor mill . . . it’s true, there will be a DVD Release of the Big 4 show from Sofia, Bulgaria!! We had such an awesome time hanging with ANTHRAX, MEGADETH and SLAYER and the cameras were already rolling, so why not?

Here’s the scoop: The DVD hits the streets on October 15 in Northern Europe, October 18 in most of the rest of the world, October 19 in North America and the full shows from all four bands will be included in the two disc set along with behind the scenes and interview footage. In addition to the two DVD set and the corresponding Blu-ray, there will be a limited edition ‘super deluxe’ box set including the DVD set, five CD’s with ALL the music, a 24 page booklet, a poster, photos of each band, and a Big 4 guitar pick.

The clever title of the DVD is The Big 4 Live From Sofia, Bulgaria (yes, that’s really it!!) and you if you’re interested in the box set, it is currently available in the Metallica Store for pre-order. It is also available for pre-order for Met Club Members over at metclub.com.

All DVD orders placed at the Metallica Store and at metclub.com, including the pre-order of the deluxe box set, will ALSO receive one limited edition, exclusive RED Big 4 guitar pick with one of four different print colors (white, black, silver or gold). This red guitar pick is not available in stores!

To pre-order the deluxe set, click here. It will start shipping on October 15, 2010. To our friends outside of North America, this special box set will be available at your favorite local stores and online retailers as well, should you choose to avoid international shipping charges.”

According to BraveWords.com sources, the Deluxe edition DVD Box set includes five CDs featuring each band’s entire live set:

ANTHRAX – one disc
SLAYER – one disc
MEGADETH – one disc
Metallica – two discs

The Deluxe Edition also features an event poster, posters from each band (four posters) and guitar pick (subject to change). The Box size: 20.5 x 15 x 4cm (subject to change).

The package documents the landmark event where Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax played together for the first time in their history at the Sonisphere Festival at Bemowo Airport in Warsaw, Poland in front of 100,000 fans this past June 16th. The night also featured the legendary jam cover of the DIAMOND HEAD classic ‘Am I Evil?’ by all bands.


The band’s setlists were as follows:

Metallica:

‘Creeping Death’
‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’
‘Fuel’
‘Harvester Of Sorrow’
‘Fade To Black’
‘That Was Just Your Life’
‘Cyanide’
‘Sad But True’
‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium)’
‘All Nightmare Long’
‘One’
‘Master Of Puppets’
‘Blackened’
‘Nothing Else Matters’
‘Enter Sandman’

Encore:
‘Am I Evil? (with the Big Four)
‘Hit The Lights’
‘Seek and Destroy

Slayer:

‘World Painted Blood’
‘Jihad’
‘War Ensemble’
‘Hate Worldwide’
‘Dead Skin Mask’
‘Angel of Death’
‘Disciple’
‘South of Heaven’
‘Mandatory Suicide’
‘Chemical Warfare’
‘Raining Blood’

Megadeth:

‘Holy Wars… The Punishment Due’
‘Hangar 18′
‘Take No Prisoners’
‘Five Magics’
‘Poison Was The Cure’
‘Lucretia’
‘Tornado Of Souls’
‘Dawn Patrol’
‘Rust in Peace… Polaris’
‘Headcrusher’
‘Sweating Bullets’
‘Symphony Of Destruction’
‘Peace Sells’

Anthrax:

‘Caught In A Mosh’
‘Got the Time’
‘Indians’
‘Antisocial’
‘Madhouse’
‘Only’ (video below!)
‘N.F.L’
‘I Am The Law’

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I.N.C. (Indestructible Noise Command) Return

August 27th, 2010
by EvilG
 I.N.C.

I.N.C.

I.N.C. put out two albums in the late 80s on Giant records and played with metal giants such as Pantera, Megadeth and Testament. They are back after 20 years apart and have a new release, please check it out on their Reverbnation page! If you like it, please become a fan, they can use your support!

http://www.reverbnation.com/#/indestructiblenoisecommand

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announces Headlining Tour

August 27th, 2010
by EvilG
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER announces headlining tour

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER announces headlining tour

Having just returned from a successful tour in Europe with Despised Icon including a devastating set at Germany’s Summer Breeze Festival, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER are ready to hit the road again in the US in support of their fourth crushing opus Deflorate. THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s headlining tour begins Tuesday September 28 in Columbus, OH at Skully’s and finishes up on Saturday October 16 in Toledo, OH at the Headliners. Support on THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s headlining tour comes from label-mates and New Orleans Louisiana natives GOATWHORE, and Riverside County California’s Arkaik. The upcoming headline run marks the last leg of the Deflorate touring cycle; once the band returns home they will begin writing and recording their next full-length album.

Tickets go on sale this weekend.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER with Goatwhore and Arkaik

09/28 Columbus, OH Skully’s

09/29 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place

09/30 Brooklyn, NY Europa

10/01 Hartford, CT Webster Underground

10/02 Bucksport, ME The Kave

10/03 Quebec, QC Imperial de Quebec

10/04 Montreal, QC Petit Café

10/05 Ottawa, ON Ritual

10/06 Toronto, ON The Wreck Room

10/07 Lemoyne, PA Championship

10/08 Richmond, VA Canal Club

10/09 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox Laundrolounge

10/10 Charlotte, NC The Casbah

10/12 East St. Louis, MO Pop’s

10/13 Des Moines, IA The Vaudeville Mews

10/14 DeKalb, IL House Café

10/15 Grand Rapids, MI Mixtape Café

10/16 Toledo, OH Headliners

Deflorate, which came out on September 15th 2009, hit the #43 position in Billboard’s Top 200 chart, #5 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart, #4 on Billboard’s Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #50 on HITS Top 50 Albums chart. The carnage didn’t stop here though as THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s Deflorate also landed on Canada’s Billboard Charts coming in at #52 in the Top 200 chart, #3 in the Top Independent Albums chart, and #6 in the Top Hard Music Albums chart.

“If nothing else, this is an essential record of 2009, as far as fans of well-written melodic death metal are concerned.” Terrorizer Magazine

“one of America’s best extreme bands.” Revolver Magazine

“a brilliantly orchestrated onslaught of demonic vocals, maniacal percussive explosions, complex and creative rhythms, and face-melting guitar solos.” 4/4 Fangoria.com

“face-searing melodic death metal capable of inducing involuntary spontaneous human combustion” ABC 12 WJRT

“an album that exceeds the accomplishments of previous albums on virtually every level…With Deflorate, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER proves more convincingly than ever that they are one of the top extreme metal acts in the world.” Blabbermouth.net

“Add the studio adventure DVD extra ‘We’re Going Places,’ and you have one of the most satisfying components of Black Dahlia’s murderous catalog.” The Daily News McKeesport

“For any metal lover, this album is absolutely perfect.” KillerTours.com

http://www.myspace.com/blackdahliamurder

http://www.youtube.com/blackdahliamurdertv

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MY DYING BRIDE TO RELEASE 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION; ‘Evinta’ out this fall on Peaceville Records

August 27th, 2010
by EvilG
My Dying Bride

My Dying Bride

YORKSHIRE, UK – 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the UK doom titan, My Dying Bride. To commemorate two decades of doom and gloom, the band embarked upon a project to re-work familiar melodies and themes from My Dying Bride’s extensive catalogue into long, flowing symphonic compositions, including new vocals and passages from vocalist, Aaron Stainthorpe. These arrangements have been brought to life, in cooperation with keyboard maestro Johnny Maudling (of Bal Sagoth fame), and will be released as Evinta this fall on Peaceville Records.

“Evinta, a project almost 15 years in the making, an idea that has sat smouldering and never really had a reason to burn alive until now,” explains guitarist, Andrew Craighan. “Nine albums worth of darkness recreated anew to mark 20 years of MDB. Music arranged to the soundscapes of sorrows past. Finally the 20th anniversary allows us to release this music in a form it has been desperately, woefully waiting for. Enjoy the darkness.”

Evinta will be available as both a two-disc and special three-disc set, each disc its own sprawling classical work spanning a large period of My Dying Bride’s album material. The three-disc set will also be accompanied by a specially limited 72 page hardback book, featuring rare images and photographs from the band’s personal archive from over the years.

To coincide with this 20 year celebration, My Dying Bride will also re-release a vinyl version of one of the band’s most respected early works, Turn Loose the Swans, which will be limited to 2000 numbered copies, and features the original vinyl cover artwork design and gatefold sleeve.

My Dying Bride has been the leading light of doom metal since their debut album, As the Flower Withers, was released on Peaceville Records back in 1992. Influenced by acts such as Celtic Frost and Candlemass, the band’s heavy atmospherics have carved a huge worldwide following over the years and they remain at the pinnacle of the genre.

My Dying Bride is…

Aaron Stainthorpe – Vocals

Andrew Craighan – Guitar

Hamish Glencross – Guitar

Lena Abé – Bass

Dan Mullins – Drums

Shaun Macgowan – Keyboards/Violin

My Dying Bride online…

www.myspace.com/mdbride

www.mydyingbride.org

www.peaceville.com

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DIMMU BORGIR: “GATEWAYS” SINGLE NOW AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING

August 27th, 2010
by EvilG
DIMMU BORGIR: "GATEWAYS" SINGLE

DIMMU BORGIR: "GATEWAYS" SINGLE

“Gateways,” the single off the new album by Norway’s symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR, is now available for streaming on the band’s MySpace page.

Fans who are interested in receiving an orchestral version of “Gateways” plus additional exclusive DIMMU BORGIR content can do so by entering their e-mail address into the widget located here.

DIMMU BORGIR’s latest offering, ABRAHADABRA, will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and in North America on October 12th.

Fellow countrymen Enslaved and Sahg will be the opening acts on DIMMU BORGIR’s headlining “Darkness Reborn World Tour” in Europe, which launches on September 21st in London.

View tour dates and visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and  www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Adds More Dates To First Ever Solo Headlining Tour; Announces Main Support and Special VIP Packages

August 27th, 2010
by EvilG

One of metal’s most intriguing, ominous and immensely talented figures, the mighty Devin Townsend, has been holed up undergoing intense rehearsals as he prepares to embark on a headlining tour for the first time in his solo career. This will be a special evening exploring a 15 year musical journey with Townsend performing songs spanning his entire vast catalog. This tour kicks off on Oct. 8th and either see below or visit www.myspace.com/devintownsenddtb to view the tour itinerary.

Special VIP Packages and Presale Tickets will be available for the tour.  Please visit https://tixx1.artistarena.com/devintownsend for more information.

Progressive Metal act TesseracT, who are one of the most talked about bands among musicians and tech-heads, thanks to the quintet’s time signatures and musical complexity, will be supporting Devin on all shows. Periphery will be main support on the Springfield, VA, and West Chester, PA dates.

Devin Townsend states: “So it looks like I’ll be seeing some of you on the East Coast as well and I’m very excited! The year has been very cool in terms of getting back out and touring my stuff. The reception overall has been really warm, and those who ‘enjoy my current direction’ seem to be very into it. This American run is just a sign-off for the year while I continue making these two new records. I have a feeling the future holds a lot of touring, so if I don’t see you on this run, I hope to see you in the future (keep in mind that bands have little influence over the towns they play, so it’s nothing personal if we miss yours).

“We’re touring with a cool band named Tesseract, and my band and I have been working hard to learn songs from as many parts of the solo catalog as we can to make it worth your time. We’re in shape and we sound great, so we appreciate you coming and spending a few bucks to get into the show in times like these. Feel free to check out any music online, I don’t frown on downloading, but it’s great if you come out after hearing something you like.

“I’m doing some VIP appearances as well and I’ve got some cool things planned for that. I am stoked to talk with you and see where you’re at. All in all, I love to play, and I think a ripping time is in the cards for these shows. No politics or religion, lets rock!”

Devin Townsend w/TesseracT

October 08th Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
October 09th Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
October 10th Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
October 12th San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
October 14th Hollywood, CA – Key Club
October 15th San Diego, CA – Ramona Mainstage
October 16th Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
October 26th Springfield, VA – Jaxx Nightclub
October 27th West Chester, PA – The Note
October 28th New York, NY – Blender Theater at The Gramercy
October 29th Worcester, MA – The Palladium Upstairs
October 30th Oneonta, NY – Oneonta Theatre
October 31st Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
November 2nd Montreal, QUE – Foufounes Electriques
November 3rd Toronto, ONT – The Mod Club
November 4th London, ONT – London Music Hall
November 5th Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder
November 6th Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
November 7th Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

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POWERGLOVE REVEAL MORPHING ALBUM ART TRAILER AND AUDIO TEASER FOR NEW RECORD

August 27th, 2010
by EvilG
Powerglove

Powerglove

(New York, NY) — The unstoppable POWERGLOVE have released the morphing album cover and video teaser surrounding their next record “Saturday Morning Apocalypse” which is due out September 28th, 2010. Combining power metal style with nostalgic theme songs of popular 1980’s cartoon theme songs, the band has tapped into the minds of generation X and Y with their most interesting release to date.

The teaser trailer with morphing album art can be seen here: http://bit.ly/csYI66

“Saturday Morning Apocalypse came out brighter and darker, faster and slower than our previous releases,” says drummer Bassil Silver. This is the band’s first record with eOne Music and this time they’re taking their songs in a new direction. The band had previously stuck to 8 bit Nintendo game theme songs. However, this new release is their take on Saturday morning cartoons and movies that anyone who’s grown up in the 80’s will immediately recognize. Silver concludes with, “No matter what we write, we know all the comments will be about how bizarre we look, how ridiculous this track list is, and the fact that we somehow got Tony Kakko to sing the Pokemon theme for us. We would tell you how clown-rapingly awesome it is, but you can decide that for yourself when the album comes out in September.”

A full track listing of their power metal renditions of 80’s cartoon themes can be found below.

1. X-Men

2. Gotta Catch Em All

3. The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest

4. This Is Halloween

5. Batman

6. Transformers

7. Inspector Gadget

8. Heffalumps and Woozles (Winnie The Pooh)

9. The Simpsons (Feat. Tony Kakko)

10. The Flinstones

11. Gotta Catch Em All (Feat. Tony Kakko)

“We are POWERGLOVE and we are here to f*ck with your childhood!” proclaims the band at the beginning of their live shows. After finding success mining the brains of the A.D.D. driven video game generation with songs like “Tetris,” POWERGLOVE have set their sights on the inner child in all of us. To this end, the band has set its blasters from stun to kill; it’s target: the world! The band has recently completed two separate, successful, tours with HAMMERFALL and SONATA ARTICA. Watch for them this summer as they continue to add dates for video game festivals and live performances.

POWERGLOVE is composed of four battle-hardened rockers out of Boston, MA: Alex Berkson, Bassil Silver-Hajo, Chris Marchiel, and Nick Avila. This band shreds metal renditions of everything from old school 8- bit video game classics to contemporary blockbusters, all with a heavy metal attitude – and there’s nothing you can do to stop them!

For more information on E1 Metal please visit http://www.e1metal.com/ or follow @E1MetalATTACK

For more information on POWERGLOVE visit the links below.

SINGING ANNOUNCEMENT: http://www.box.net/shared/ihx3klsnf2

PHOTOS: http://www.box.net/shared/hqlsout30e

http://twitter.com/powergloveband

http://www.youtube.com/user/vgmetaldotcom

http://www.myspace.com/powerglove

http://www.facebook.com/pages/PowerGlove/26997286776

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