Today the rad folks at Metalunderground.com premiere brand new track, “Scumbag In Disguise,” from Denver thrash collective HAVOK. The tune comes off the band’s upcoming new full-length entitled Time Is Up, which is slated for a March 29th release via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to the ravaging Burn long-player was mastered by James Murphy and features ten tracks of flawlessly executed thrash anthems. Check it ” Scumbag In Disguise,” the seventh track off this mammoth offering, HERE.
HAVOK formed in 2004. After two self-released albums, the band caught the attention of England’s Candlelight Records and by the Spring of 2009, the band unleashed Burn to the metal masses. The album peaked on CMJ’s Loud Rock chart at 15 and broke MediaGuide’s Top 10. Continued radio play came from KBPI/Denver, KUPD/Phoenix, WKLL/Waterville NY and WSOU/South Orange NJ. Music Choice and the syndicated metal program Full Metal Jackie also gave HAVOK repeated airtime.
HAVOKwill kick off the first tour in support of Time Is Up next month as support for Florida death metallers Malevolent Creation. Stay tuned for further info.
The father of late heavy metal singer RONNIE JAMES DIO (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, RAINBOW, ELF), Pat Padavona, 92, passed away peacefully on December 28th at Cortland Care Center in Cortland, New York. He served his country during World War II. He enjoyed working with his hands, making many pieces of fine furniture and accent pieces.
Pat is survived by his daughter-in-law, Wendy Dio-Padavona, his brother Johnny, his grandson Dan and wife Terri Padavona, and his great-grandchildren Joey and Julia Padavona. Pat was pre-deceased by his wife Anna and his son Ronnie.
Pat Padavona was laid to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Cortland.
Italian battalion THE SECRET are finally returning to the U.S. this Spring, their first tour on American soil since 2009. The crew will land stateside in early March to embark on a newly announced tour of the country alongside The Funeral Pyre. THE SECRET toured North America in 2009 with Early Graves, and were planning to book a second tour with the band, when EG singer Makh Daniels was killed in a van accident, delaying all plans. “This tragedy had a big impact on our lives,” THE SECRET’s guitarist Michael Bertoldini stated in a brand new interview with by Noisecreep.com. But looking towards the upcoming tour, he states “I’m gonna see a lot of friends I haven’t seen in awhile and I’m gonna visit new parts of the country I’ve never seen.” Check out the full story here.
The full tour routing at press time is as follows, with more announcements to be made in the coming days as more plans are confirmed and put into action:
THE SECRET Spring 2011 U.S. Tour w/ The Funeral Pyre:
3/12/2011 924 Gilman St. – Berkeley, CA
3/13/2011 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
3/14/2011 Skrappy’s – Tucson, AZ
3/16/2011 Pine Box – Midland, TX 3/17/2011 *TBA – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/18/2011 Southern Lord/Power of the Riff showcase – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/19/2011 *TBA – Austin, TX @ SXSW 3/20/2011 Bro Fest/Club Dada – Dallas, TX
3/21/2011 Downtown Music – Little Rock, AR
3/22/2011 Firehouse – Birmingham, AL
3/23/2011 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
3/24/2011 Milestone Tavern – Charlotte, NC
3/25/2011 The Triple – Richmond, VA
3/26/2011 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
3/27/2011 Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY
3/28/2011 Daniel St – Milford, CT
3/29/2011 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
3/30/2011 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
3/31/2011 Mickey Finn’s – Toledo, OH
4/01/2011 Mac’s – Lansing, MI
4/02/2011 Fubar Lounge – St. Louis, MO
4/03/2011 Scion Lab – Kansas City, MO
4/04/2011 Reverb – Tulsa, OK
4/05/2011 Rubber Gloves – Denton, TX
4/06/2011 Ten Eleven – San Antonio, TX
4/08/2011 Nile Underground – Mesa, AZ
THE SECRET’s newest full-length Solve Et Coagula — their first for Southern Lord Recordings — was released to in September, unleashing it’s brutally-charged surge of noise-laden metallic hatred on the unsuspecting public, and since appearing on countless “Best of 2010” lists in recent weeks. Recorded by Kurt Ballou at his Godcity Studios (Trap Them, Converge, Disfear), Solve Et Coagula runs rampant with dismantling breakdowns, gargantuan riffage and jackhammer blastbeats, all empowered by the most shredding vocal attack. THE SECRET’s attack is surely cutting edge, and places them near the top of the heaviest bands to ever surge forth from Italy. Solve Et Coagula exposes the sound of humanity’s failure and defeat, embodied as pure aural rage. http://www.myspace.com/thesecret
ADAM WARREN, vocalist for Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO, is due to appear on TotalRock Radio this Sunday, 16th January to take part in an interview.
The OCEANO frontman will be talking to LOUISE BROWN – editor of Terrorizer magazine – about the band’s continuing rise to success and about their new album, CONTAGION, which is due to be released in Europe on Monday, 17th January.
To hear the interview and get the latest OCEANO scoops, tune in to “The Gutter Ballet” on TotalRock Radio from 3pm to 5pm UK time this Sunday, 16th January at http://www.totalrock.com
CONTAGION, the follow-up to OCEANO’s 2009 debut album DEPTHS, has already been making waves in the USA, where the album stormed onto the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at number 3 in its first week of release.
CONTAGION is available to pre-order now in Europe on limited edition CD with a bonus DVD featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album. The album is also available as a standard edition CD at an ultra-low price.
OCEANO are currently on the road in the USA on the “Contaminating the Coast” tour, with FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS, UPON A BURNING BODY, THE GREAT COMMISSION and I THE BREATHER. Catch them live at the following remaining shows:
1/13 Ogden, UT @ The Basement
1/14 Boise, ID @ Mardi Gras Ballroom
1/15 Reno, NV @ The Alley
1/16 Soledad, CA @ The Castle
1/17 Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s
1/18 Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace Center
1/19 Ventura, CA @ Knights of Columbus
1/20 Victorville, CA @ VVEC
1/21 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ BLEEDING THROUGH
1/22 San Diego, CA @ Soma w/BLEEDING THROUGH
The New Haven, CT based black metal band IPSISSIMUS are currently putting the finishing touches on the band’s Metal Blade debut, The Way of Descent, which will be released in the spring. Drummer Haimatokharmes has just issued the following update, ” IPSISSIMUS’ debut album with Metal Blade will be entitled The Way of Descent – the title aims to encapsulate the lyrical matter of the new songs, which deal with various katagogic themes in Gnostic, Luciferian, and Merkavah traditions as applied to Left Hand ethics and praxis. We finished the recording in October and the beginning of November at Sonic Environments Studios with our ‘sonic alchemist,’ (producer and mixer) Jeff Weed. It’s an interesting sound, at turns raw and filthy, yet also warm and spacious, which I suppose is fitting for hymns to the abyss. Expect some traditional black, melodic riffage à la the ‘Fatima’ material as well as the occasional avant-garde element – I believe this will be the first black metal album to employ a waterphone.”
IPSISSIMUS is also excited announce that they will be providing direct support for Toxic Holocaust Jan. 13, 2011, at Daniel St. in Milford, CT. IPSISSIMUS will also be taking part in day one of Boston’s “No Life Fest” at the Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain on Saturday, March 5th and playing the Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY with The Secret and The Funeral Pyre on Sunday, March 27.
Stay tuned to MetalBlade.com for further details, release date, music, and preorder information for The Way of Descent, available everywhere this spring.
On Monday, January 17th, 2011 at 12 noon PACIFIC / 3 p.m. EASTERN / 9 p.m. CET, MESHUGGAH members Tomas Haake and Jens Kidman will host a live stream of the band’s first DVD Alive, which debuted at #8 on the Nielsen SoundScan Top Music DVD Video chart in North America the week following its February 2010 release.
The event will begin with a live Q&A video session via uStream.com with Haake and Kidman, who will answer questions submitted by fans via MESHUGGAH’s Twitter and Facebook pages.
A second stream of the live DVD will take place at 4 p.m. PACIFIC / 7 p.m. EASTERN / 1 a.m. CET.
Shot by director/producer Ian McFarland of Killswitch Productions during MESHUGGAH’s 2009 North American tour and at their 2008 performance at the Loudpark Festival in Tokyo, Japan, Alive contains concert footage of selections from the band’s Billboard Top 200-charting 2008 release, obZen, in addition to their time-tested career staples. Gracefully interlacing the live tracks are behind-the-scenes vignettes shot in black & white that give Alive a concert film feel so unlike many of the live DVDs currently on the market. The result is a visceral, visual abduction into the band’s metric insanity-in-action.
Alive comes with a bonus live audio CD containing twelve tracks.
(New York, NY) — Veteran metal act DARKEST HOUR has officially announced their new record entitled “The Human Romance” to be released on February 22, 2011. This is the bands seventh full length and their debut for new label eOne Music.
Renowned SOILWORK guitarist Peter Wichers, along with the band, produced the record himself.
The new single “Savor The Kill” can be heard exclusively on Noisecreep.com here [http://aol.it/fh0Nl5]
“This time around, the DARKEST HOUR songs were composed a bit differently than was the case in the past.”
Guitarist and founding member Mike Schleibaum explains, “we have been working on these tunes ever since we left the studio last April. ‘The Eternal Return’ was written during a very dark, bleak time for the band and I think that record matches that in both tone and character. Our vision was for it to be an in your-face, no-frills aggressive assault. The new material shares in that aggression and pushes DARKEST HOUR beyond the unknown.”
The band has also released another behind the scenes studio video which can be seen here: [http://bit.ly/hkDWK8]
1. Terra Nocturnus 2. The World Engulfed In Flames 3. Savor The Kill 4. Man And Swine 5. Love As A Weapon 6. Your Every Day Disaster 7. Violent By Nature 8. Purgatory 9. Severed Separates 10. Wound 11. Terra Solaris 12. Beyond The Life You Know
The band recently completed an Australian tour with CARFINEX and will continue their 15 Year Anniversary “Legacy” tour in Europe through the middle of February. The band’s next tour has them headlining the “ATTICUS METAL TOUR” along side BORN OF OSIRIS. “Atticus Metal” promises to be one of the most exciting tours for the first half of 2011 and is a must see for all metal fans alike. For additional information feel free to head over to http://www.facebook.com/atticusmetaltour.
DARKEST HOUR is: John Henry – vocals, Mike “Lonestar” Carrigan – guitar, Mike Schleibaum – guitar, Ryan Parrish – drums and Paul Burnette – bass guitar.
For more information on the band and their tour dates, visit:
British thrashers EVILE recently launched a competition in conjunction with Metal Hammer to offer UK bands the chance to support them at one of five shows on their headlining UK tour.
EVILE have chosen the ten finalists for each of the cities and now they need your help with picking the winners! Throughout next week, voting will take place to decide which five bands will get to share stages around the UK with EVILE.
Voting for each city will take place on the following days:
Don’t miss EVILE live on tour with the competition winners, along with ELIMINATION and MUTANT, at the following shows:
09 February 2011 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
10 February 2011 – Newcastle, UK – Academy
11 February 2011 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
12 February 2011 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
13 February 2011 – London, UK – Underworld
EVILE’s latest album, INFECTED NATIONS, is available now worldwide as a limited edition redux version, including a bonus disc with the band’s cover of PANTERA’s “Cemetery Gates”, as well as eight songs recorded at a live rehearsal in the studio and six songs recorded live at Hammerfest in 2009. The European version also includes a free INFECTED NATIONS album cover patch and an EVILE sticker sheet.
This week, Candlelight Records USA is proud to finally unleash the brilliant new full-length from England’s unique blackened genre-benders THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL, which has been bathed in praise by metal media outlets worldwide in recent months.
Officially on the streets as of January 11th, the band’s latest masterpiece of bizarre and infectious blend of theatrics and musical bastardization The Murder of Jesus The Jew, is ready for the North American public’s consumption. The album details the historical life of Jesus (Yeshua), the Jewish rabbi who was slaughtered on a tree by the Romans on a cold winter day 2000 years ago, and thereafter his people condemned to be pariahs of the earth due to Christian hatred. It is ironic that the Jewish roots of the Christian church have been erased and the blame of their man-god’s death cruelly placed upon a people already broken by the yoke of Roman imperialism. Truth is often blinded by faith, none more so than the story of Jesus and his maligned people.
Life In The Shadows is a 35-minute documentary on THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL where Metatron explains his controversial lyrics and ideas on religion, J.D Tait guides us around the Meads’ Bridge Gate Studios and Urakbarameel vents his annoyance at being labeled a ‘Battle Metal’ band. View the three-part movie at this locationfor a look inside the incredible concepts behind the new album.
Metal Blade set to release Don Jamieson’s debut stand-up comedy album, “Live and Hilarious,” in 2011
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – January 13, 2011 – Metal Blade Records is pleased to welcome comedian and metalhead DON JAMIESON to its roster. DON JAMIESON, who is currently co-hosting VH1 Classic’s hit heavy metal talk show series “That Metal Show,” will be filming his performance at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como, NJ on January 30 for his upcoming Metal Blade Records debut titled Live and Hilarious. Fans will have two chances to catch the comedian on the 30th as DON performs at both 7pm and 9pm. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at the following link: www.tixx.com.
“Metal Blade is easily the most respected label in the world of metal. If you see their stamp on a record, you know it will be heavy! My live stand-up record will bring a metal attitude to comedy and hopefully be one of their heaviest releases of 2011!” Don Jamieson
“We are very excited to welcome Don Jamieson to the Metal Blade Family. I have long been a big fan of comedy and am looking forward to working with Don. Not only is he an accomplished stand up, but a huge metal fan as well. This will be a new and exciting addition to our metal blade roster.” Brian Slagel
If you’re in the NY/NJ area be sure to catch DON JAMIESON at Bar Anticipation on Sunday January 30th. And for those who cannot make it, be sure to stay tuned to MetalBlade.com for further details and updates on DON JAMIESON’s Metal Blade debut Live and Hilarious.
And for all your SIRIUS XM subscribers out there, be sure to catch DON JAMIESON appearing on Getting Late on Wednesday, 1/19/2011 at 11pm Eastern. Getting Late is SIRIUS Comedy’s late night talk show, during which your host interviews comedians, actors, writers and artists in a completely uncensored format.
“He’s a sarcastic, caustic rib-splitter who can wind up any audience and splatter them hysterically” – The Village Voice
Don is currently co-hosting VH1 Classic’s hit heavy metal talk show series, “That Metal Show.” The program is a round-table talk show where legends of rock hang out and discuss their past and current projects in front of a live studio audience full of metal maniacs. Rolling Stone Magazine just dubbed “That Metal Show” one of the 50 Best Reasons to Watch TV!
Amongst his many accomplishments, comedian Don Jamieson’s proudest moment is becoming an “Emmy Award-Winner” for his work on HBO’s “Inside the NFL.” Don and long-time comedy partner, Jim Florentine, lent their brand of humor to the popular sports show; writing, producing and performing sports-themed comedy sketches.
The two have also collaborated on the hidden-camera DVD and Comedy Central web series, “Meet the Creeps” as well as a series of prank call CD’s, “Terrorizing Telemarketers,” which get a lot of airplay on the Howard Stern Radio Show. He is also a joke writer for the country’s best celebrity roaster, Lisa Lampanelli and has lent his voice to MTV2’s “Crank Yankers.”
Don’s stand-up act brings his everyday take on life, the hip, the cool and the tragically sublime into the spotlight. Besides performing at clubs in New York City, Don tears it up at clubs and theatres all over the country. For the last four years, he has been the regular opener for Andrew Dice Clay. His reputation as one of New York City’s top comics was cemented when he was asked to perform live on ABC’s Good Morning America.
Don started his career as one of the young and talented comedy minds at MTV helping to launch the careers of comics like Jon Stewart, Kevin James, Pauly Shore (sorry) and Tom Green, but unbeknownst to many, Don was spending his nights on the local comedy scene developing his own comic style.
Making the transition from comedian to television host isn’t easy for most. Don has hosted his own series, OLN’s “Beach Ambush,” and is currently in production for the SEVENTH season of VH1 Classic’s, “That Metal Show.”
Montreal-based tech death metallers, NEURAXIS, have unveiled the track listing for their upcoming album, “Asylon,” which will be released in North America on February 15th, 2011.
The track, “Asylum,” debuted last week and can still be heard at Prosthetic Records’ webstore, where the official pre-order is now running.
The track listing is:
3. Savior and Destroyer
4. By The Flesh
10. Left To Devour
Vocalist Alex Leblanc commented on the decision to title the album, “Asylon:” “’Asylum’ is the first song I wrote for the album. It opened up a ton of ideas for all the other ones. After I was done writing all the lyrics, I was looking for the word asylum in Latin. I realized it did not exist but it did in ancient Greek. The word ‘asylon’ had a deeper meaning so it was more fitting to use it to globalize the whole mood/concept of the album.”
“Asylon” was recorded at Wildsound Studio with producer Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Last Felony, The Agonist). The cover art was created by artist Dennis Sibeijn of Damnengine Artwork, who worked with the band on their previous album, “The Thin Line Between,” as well with Job For A Cowboy, Chimaira and more.
NEURAXIS will support death metal masters Deicide in February and March and legendary extreme metal act, Sepultura in April and May.
See NEURAXIS on the following dates: 2/5 Drummondville, QC @ Drummondville Metalfest/ Salle Gaston Mandeville
2/10 Ottowa, Ontario, Canada – Mavericks # 2/11 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s #
2/12 Cleveland, OH – Pirate’s Cove #
2/13 Nashville, TN – The Muse #
2/15 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade *
2/16 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall *
2/17 Raleigh, NC – Volume 11 *
2/18 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero *
2/19 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall *
2/20 Worcester, MA – The Palladium *
2/21 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre * 2/22 Quebec City, QUE – Imperial de Quebec *
2/23 Montreal, QUE – Cafe Campus *
2/24 London, ONT – Music Hall *
2/25 Toronto, ONT – Opera House * 2/26 Chicago, IL – Reggie Rock Club *
2/27 Detroit, MI – Blondie’s *
2/28 Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall *
3/1 Tulsa, OK – Marquee *
3/2 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater *
3/4 Seattle, WA – El Corazon *
3/5 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre *
3/7 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon *
3/8 Los Angeles, CA – Key Club *
3/9/ San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick *
3/10 Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse *
3/11 Amirillo, TX – The War Legion Underground #
3/12 Ft Worth, TX – Rail Club #
3/13 Houston, TX – Numbers #
3/15 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug #
3/16 Nashville, TN – The Muse(2nd show) #
3/17 Newport News, VA – Budda’s Place #
3/18 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar and Grill #
3/19 Manchester, NH – Rocko’s # 4/18 Toronto, ON – Opera House $
4/19 Quebec , QC – Imperial $
4/20 Montreal, QC – Club Soda $
4/21 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks $ 4/22 Worcester, MA – Palladium $
4/23 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom $
4/24 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero $
4/25 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theater $
4/26 Charlotte, NC – The Tremont Hall $
4/27 Orlando, FL – The Club At Firestone $
4/28 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room $
4/29 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade $
5/01 Tyler, TX – Clicks $
5/02 Houston, TX – Scout Bar $
5/03 Dallas, TX – Trees $
5/04 Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory $
5/05 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s $
5/06 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater $
5/07 Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse $
5/08 Tucson, AZ – Club DV8 $
5/09 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues $
5/10 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory $
5/11 San Francisco, CA – The Grand Ballroom $
5/12 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater $
5/13 Seattle, WA – El Corazon $
5/14 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory $
5/16 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theater $
5/17 Wichita, KS – The OZ Café $
5/18 St Paul, MN – Station 4 $
5/19 Chicago, IL – Reggie Rock Club $
5/20 Detroit, MI – Blondie’s $
5/21 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall $
5/22 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s $
5/23 Louisville, KY – Expo Five %
5/24 Milwaukee, WI – Rave % 5/26 Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo %
5/27 Regina, SK – The Exchange %
5/28 Calgary, AB – Dickens %
5/29 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room %
5/30 Prince George, BC – Third %
5/31 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater % # w/ Blackguard
* w/ Deicide, Belphegor, Pathology, Blackguard
$ w/ Sepultura, Belphegor, Hate, Keep Of Kalessin, Bonded By Blood
% w/ Sepultura, Nevermore, Hate, Keep of Kalessin, Bonded By Blood
The technical death metal outfit was founded in 1994 and has done time on the road with bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Despised Icon, The Faceless and took part in the 2008 Canadian Summer Slaughter Tour, with Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Beneath the Massacre and more.
Marc Rizzo Touring Solo — Now Through January 30th!
Internationally-recognized guitarist MARC RIZZO and TheNewReview.net are offering up an exclusive download of the track ‘Release the Kraken’, cut from RIZZO’s most recent solo release, Legionnaire. The track is available now at this link in celebration of RIZZO’s current solo tour supporting the album. See below for all current U.S. tour dates featuring MARC RIZZO.
New Jersey native MARC RIZZO first played solo for sold out crowds on his first U.S. solo tour in 2007. RIZZO released two solo albums with Shrapnel Records in 2006 and 2007, entitled Colossal Myopiaand The Ultimate Devotion. In 2010, RIZZO released his latest album on his own Phlamencore Records, entitled Legionnaire. RIZZO has been endorsed by the likes of Peavey, Yamaha and B.C. Rich, and currently has a B.C. Rich Stealth Pro Marc Rizzo 7 String Signature guitar available for public purchase. RIZZO currently has an instructional DVD available for purchase through Rock House Method.
RIZZO is also well known for his position in popular metal act SOULFLY, with whom he has released four records to date; Prohpecy (2004), Dark Ages (2005), Conquer (2008), and Omen (2010). In addition, he took part in CAVALERA CONSPIRACY with SEPULTURA co-founders Max and Igor Cavalera, affixing his prowess to Inflikted in 2008.
REMAINING MARC RIZZO SOLO U.S. TOUR DATES:
1/13 Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre
1/14 Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail
1/15 West Hollywood, CA @ Viper Room
1/18 Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
1/19 Wichita, KS @ The Lizard lounge
1/20 Amarillo, TX @ Club Khoas
1/21 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
1/23 Corpus Christi, TX @ Zero’s
1/24 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
1/25 Fayetteville, AR @ Rogue
1/26 St. Louis, MO @ FUBAR
1/28 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
1/30 Greensboro, NC @ Arizona’ Pete’s
For more information on MARC RIZZO, please visit these sites:
FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE, Greek progressive power metalers are back. Some 14 years after their debut mini CD release they have reunite and already have finished recording and mixing of their new album. The band is currently negotiating with record labels for the release of their new album, while a medley sample from their new work can be streamed at http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_5699683
FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE current line up is:
Michael Smeros – Vocals
Fotis Sotiropoulos – Guitars
Vangelis Hatziandreou – Bass
George Georgiou – Keyboards
Spiros Zenebisis – Drums
The band was found in summer 2006 by Roman (vocal) and Semjon (bass). Choosing the name Ars Moriendi the musicians turns to somber doom\death with grind elements.
For some months the line-up was unstable but in January of 2007 keyboard palyer Masha joined the band and with her help the drummer of cult doom\death band Black Forest (split-up since the beginning of 2000) Filin also joit to them. Not long before the musicians’ve known about the band with the same name so they’ve change the name to The Extinct Dreams.
Since that time the band continue it’s work with the new name and with the new line-up. In 2007 the band has recorded two demos “Into The Extinct Dreams” and “November Rehearsal” (it was done with tape-recorder during rehearsal). Some track are available at the web-page of the band.
In 2007 the band successfully played at Only Metal Fest and at some local metal session and also was included in band-list of doom-art.ru portal. The most outstanding event for the band was live shows at «Petrodoom 2008» in St. Peterburg and Shadow Fest in Moscow. Also label Backfire Prod. from Novosibirsk city has released the first album of the band «Ars Moriendi».
In 2010 the band has recorded the new album «Потустороннее Сияние» (“Shining from beyond”) with using of acoustic guitar, clean voice and ambiental elements. The lyrics based on astral themes with Vedic fragments applying to spiritual shining beyond material universe.
STYGIAN CRYPT PRODUCTIONS is exclusive worldwide distributor of all BACKFIRE PRODUCTIONS releases.
German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS, have released a new video for the song “Holes in the Sky”. The new videoclip is taken from the album “The Seraphic Clockwork” (available now from Frontiers Records).