Rock legends KISS will be broadcasting a LIVE webcast of their final stop from the 2010 “Hottest Show on Earth” tour at the KROQ Epicenter Twenty Ten Festival on Saturday, September 25th at 8:30PM PT / 11:30PM ET. Be sure to tune in for a special performance where fans from around the world can experience this event first-hand and interact by posting comments and questions using Ustream’s Social Stream or chat. Watch and chat at http://www.ustream.tv/kiss.
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- Getaway Festival - Sweden (Aug 25, 2015)
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KISS – “Hottest Show on Earth” LIVE WEBCAST on Ustream this Saturday, Sep 25th at 8:30PM PT / 11:30PM ET
The wait is finally over. The debut EP from PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION is now available through Abyss Records. The self-titled EP can be purchased at www.officialabyssrecords.com.
It’s as if the gods of metal have come down from the top of Mount Thrashlympus with a 30-pack of PBR and a fistful of whoop-ass. This particular divine visitation comes in the form a giant trash truck driven by five seasoned veterans known as PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION. Featuring members of D.R.I, DEAD HORSE and VERBAL ABUSE, PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION has come to bash in the head that doesn’t bang. All hell breaks loose this September when the band releases their debut EP on Abyss Records. For more on these “All-Scar” thrashers, visit www.myspace.com/pasadenanapalmdivision.
Spell It Out
100 Beers With A Zombie
Non Ti Amo
Speaking In Tongues
KURT BRECHT – Vocals (D.R.I.)
GREG MARTIN – Guitar/B. Vox (Dead Horse)
RONNY GUYOTE – Drums/B. Vox (Dead Horse)
SCOTT SEVALL – Guitar/B. Vox (Dead Horse)
BUBBA D. – Bass/B. vocals (Verbal Abuse)
International music critics and rock gourmets agree: King’s X is among the most unusual acts in the history of rock music. Their technical skills are above reproach, and their creativity has impressed fans and media alike. Next to Rush, there is currently no other rock trio capable of producing such a dense and at the same time transparent sound. The much anticipated double CD/DVD set, Live Love in London, showcases prime examples of King’s X’s incredible live show of classic groove rock featuring great melodies with vocal harmonies, driving rhythms and tough guitars. The album is set for a November release through InsideOut Music and will be available as a deluxe DVD+2CD edition in a special embossed package, as well as a 2CD set. A standard DVD-only version will also be available exclusively through CMDistro.com.
The band are also extremely excited to embark on a co-headlining run with metal legends Accept, which kicks off tomorrow (Sept. 24th). Either see below or head over now to http://www.kingsxrocks.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/KingsXFanPage to view their touring itinerary. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for samples of new music from Live Love in London and pre-order package info.
Live Love in London is the first official DVD release by a band renowned for just such a transcendent rock show! The King’s X trio of Ty Tabor (guitars, vocals), Dug Pinnick (bass, vocals) and Jerry Gaskill (drums, vocals) have spanned continents and decades together, honing their craft, welcoming their fans in to experience inspired performances that come from their hearts.
Live Love in London was shot in January of 2009 at the Electric Ballroom in London, UK, because, as Tabor states, “London was the first place that accepted King’s X. It has always been my favorite place to play.” Pinnick recalls, “We were touring the US, playing for very small crowds, then we went to London; it was the Marquee and it was sold out!” Gaskill agrees, “London was the first place to make me feel like we might actually be a valid band.”
King’s X w/ Accept
9/24 Ram’s Head Live , Baltimore, MD
9/25 The Starland Ballroom , Sayreville, NJ
9/27 B B King’s, New York, NY
9/29 Showcase Live, Foxboro, MA
10/1 The Silo, Reading, PA
10/2 The Emerald Theatre, Mount Clemens, MI
10/6 Scatz, Middleton, WI
10/8 The Agora, Cleveland, OH
10/9 The Arcada , Saint Charles, IL
10/12 House of Blues, Dallas, TX
10/13 House of Blues, Houston, TX
Mesopotamian thrashing black metal pioneers MELECHESH have issued the fifth video in a series of album trailers for the bands highly anticipated new album The Epigenesis here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce1byvUiRzg.
Furthermore, Jerusalem’s JORZINE have uploaded an exclusive picture-book of the recording process to the following location http://www.jorzine.com/concerts/melechesh_The_Epigenesis/album/index.html.
MELECHESH have made the track “Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin” available for streaming on their Myspace page www.myspace.com/Melechesh. The track comes from the bands new album The Epigenesis.
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 (attached) 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 Epigenesis will be released on October 1st in Europe and on October 26th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
Pre-order a copy of The Epigenesis with or without an exclusive shirt design at the following location http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/Artist/Melechesh/10330.
MELECHESH will be direct support to ROTTING CHRIST on their tour next March/April 2011. Joining them will be Polish death metallers HATE, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, and LECHEROUS NOCTURNE.
ROTTING CHRIST, MELECHESH, HATE, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, LECHEROUS NOCTURNE
03/09/11 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
03/10/11 Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
03/11/11 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
03/12/11 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
03/13/11 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
03/14/11 Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
03/15/11 Petite Campus – Montreal, QC – CANADA
03/16/11 Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA
03/17/11 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
03/18/11 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
03/19/11 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
03/20/11 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
03/22/11 The Republik – Calgary, AB – CANADA
03/23/11 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
03/25/11 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
03/26/11 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
03/27/11 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
03/28/11 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
03/29/11 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
03/30/11 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
03/31/11 U.B’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
04/01/11 The War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX
04/02/11 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK
04/03/11 Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
04/04/11 Emo’s – Austin, TX
04/05/11 Walter’s – Houston, TX
04/07/11 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
04/08/11 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
04/09/11 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
04/10/11 The Casbah – Charlotte, NC
MELECHESH vocalist/guitarist Ashmedi is originally from Jerusalem, was raised by a single parent and has never met his father. Neither Israeli nor Palestinian he found himself in the middle of a war he had no side in. He has witnessed the uprising, bombings, tear gas, bullets, and death of friends from both sides. He started MELECHESH as an escape and to express himself, which in turn caused him to lose favor with his family who cast him out. He later landed a record deal and relocated to Europe where he had a lot of challenges but also many significant successes. This is his life and his destiny is to create Sonic Magick!
Virginia-based melodic tech death metal masters, ARSIS, are pleased to announce their headlining tour set to take place this upcoming December! “A Tour for the Sick” is presented by MetalInjection.net and will include 8 bit metal heroes POWERGLOVE and the Sumerian Records touring juggernaut CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE. ARSIS vocalist/guitarist Jim Malone commented:
“What does a band that is notorious for canceling tours, video game induced tendinitis, and a Noah Martin look-a-like all have in common? If you have spent the better part of your existence trying to play 16th triplet arpeggios at 250 bpm you will probably be overcome with joy (or something) to hear that we (meaning ARSIS dudes), POWERGLOVE, and CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE are teaming up for a US tour this December. We are beyond stoked for our first headlining tour in support of Starve for the Devil and hope to see you at one (or more) of the tour dates. We promise to ‘turn up the hell’ on this one and make your weekend (or week night) one that is ‘rock hard’ and metalificated.”
ARSIS, POWERGLOVE, CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE
12/01/10 Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
12/02/10 Evening Star Music Hall – Niagara Falls, NY
12/03/10 Pirates Cove – Cleveland, OH
12/04/10 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
12/05/10 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
12/07/10 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
12/08/10 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
12/09/10 The Venue – Boise, ID
12/10/10 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
12/11/10 Branx (Loveland) – Portland, OR
12/12/10 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
12/13/10 The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
12/14/10 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
12/15/10 Club Khaos – Amarillo, TX
12/16/10 The Marquee Theatre – Tulsa, OK
12/18/10 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
Starve For The Devil was released in North America on February 9th and debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
The video clip for the ARSIS song “Forced To Rock” can be viewed on YouTube.
From the Faroe Islands to Seattle in less then two weeks! Thanks to climate change you can now sail the Northwest Passage! Please welcome NEVERMORE and for the very first time in 20 years live on stage we will find our very own SANCTUARY on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival!!!
The confirmed 30 out of 40 bands are:
Uli Jon Roth
70000TONS OF METAL will sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to Cozumel, Mexico and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 28, 2011.
Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma’s cruise. It’s also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!
Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$249 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, all meals, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and 24 room service!
What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check out http://www.70000tons.com/ for more information and book your cabin NOW!
The new album ABRAHADABRA by Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR is now available for streaming in its entirety today & tomorrow on the band’s MySpace page. The stream will end on Friday evening at 7 p.m. PACIFIC / 10 p.m. EASTERN.
ABRAHADABRA will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and in North America on October 12th. Fans who purchase a physical copy of the new album will find a coupon good for 2€ /$2 off any band merchandise redeemable at any upcoming DIMMU BORGIR show.
DIMMU BORGIR’s co-headlining tour with Korn launched on September 19th in Amsterdam. The band’s headlining “Darkness Reborn World Tour” in Europe launched on Tuesday in London with fellow countrymen Enslaved and Sahg as opening acts. Triptykon will replace Enslaved & Sahg at the following three shows: Milan on September 27th, in Zagreb on September 29th, and in Luxembourg on September 30th. Ticket links for European dates are available at www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR.
DIMMU’s 32-date run across North America launches on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts and ends Tuesday, December 14th in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Support will come from Enslaved and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes. Advanced pre-sale tickets & VIP packages for this tour are now on sale via ArtistArena.com (User Name: dimmuborgir; Password: tickets). Ticketing widget is available here (same log-in).
The “Gateways” single is available for purchase on iTunes at this location.
Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here.
View a four-part video interview recorded in Europe with DIMMU BORGIR founding member / guitarist / songwriter Silenoz and Norwegian composer and Berklee College of Music summa cum laude alumnus Gaute Storaas at the following links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.
A digital puzzle of a DIMMU BORGIR band photo can be found here. (Scroll down. It takes a few seconds to load.)
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of THE POODLES live package including the “No Quarter” CD and “In The Flesh” DVD on November 5th 2010.
Having carved in stone their reputation as prime time entertainers with the release of three acclaimed studio albums and over 350 shows in the entire Europe in the past few years, not counting Gold and Platinum record awards in their home country, THE POODLES close the first chapter of their musical adventure and set their sails for the next step.
As a tribute to the first years on the road, THE POODLES offer the fans a live package including a CD and a DVD recorded during the “Clash of the Elements” tour in 2009, which portrays the band in the most natural environment: the live show. “The high points for us as a band is anytime we go on stage”, says guitar player Henrik Bergqvist. “This may sound like somewhat of a cliché but it is no less true. It doesn’t matter if we play a crowd of 10.000 people at Graspop or in front of a handful on a rainy November Monday in Copenhagen, those are the moments we relish and live for. We’ve had so many special moments on stage over the past couple of years that it seems impossible to single even a few of them out. Having said this, some special moments can certainly be seen on the live DVD and heard on the live CD”.
“We are very proud of how the live CD and live DVD turned out and we feel that they really shows what the band is like on stage” continues Bergqvist, “being able to watch a DVD of your favourite band is great and there are a few really nice ones out there, but the connection that takes place between the band and the crowd during live shows cannot be formatted to the screen. You can catch a glimpse of it, but to experience a band live will always be different from listening to or viewing a recording of that band. Have a look and see for yourselves, though!”
Aptly titled “In The Flesh” the DVD is a real in deep look at the Poodles style of life with in-deep interviews, that present each band member, behind-the stage instant footage and a collection of the promo videoclips shot for the “Clash of the Elements” promotion. In addition, a selection of the band’s classic cuts performed live shows that the Poodles are delivering the goods when the play live. The live cd, soundtrack of the DVD, plus the song “Lullaby For Jimmy” as cd exclusive, shows that behind the look and the words there is a solid band playing great music!
Henrik concludes: “The future plans for The Poodles is closely connected to the band’s cooperation with Frontiers Records. The band expects to play for an ever expanding audience as a result of it and take the mission of Heavy Metal to virgin lands. We want to see our beloved fans again on the road and make new friends too. The future is bright for us, and that’s good because we already wear shades!”
The live CD “No Quarter” tracklisting includes:
Too Much Of Everything; Caroline; Seven Seas; Metal Will Stand Tall; Like No Tomorrow; One Out Of Ten; Lullaby For Jimmy; Drum Solo; Echoes From The Past; Thunderball; I Rule The Night; Night Of Passion; Flesh & Blood; Line Of Fire.
The Live DVD “In The Flesh” table of contents include:
Movie: Introduction; Stockholm, Party & Fun; About The Poodles; Metal Standing Tall; The Director & Crew; Being On Top; Jakob; Henrik; Pontus; Kicken; The First Five Rows; Tribute To The Fans; End Credits.
Concert: Too Much Of Everything; Caroline; Seven Seas; Metal Will Stand Tall; Like No Tomorrow; One Out Of Ten; Echoes From The Past; Thunderball; I Rule The Night; Night Of Passion; Flesh & Blood; Line Of Fire.
Extras: Like No Tomorrow (Video); I Rule The Night (Video); In The Flesh (Video); Warrior (The Movie Trailer); Majestic Film And Metal Warriors
The DVD will be released in NTSC Region Free format with Screen 16:9 and Mix in 2.0.
There will also be a limited release of a luxury packaging including the live CD “No Quarter” and the DVD “In The Flesh” is a luxury digipak edition.
“In The Flesh” trailer can be enjoyed following this link on Youtube:
The songs “One Out Of Ten” and “Caroline” can exclusively be listened in full in streaming on the Frontiers Web radio. Tune in at: www.frontiers.it/webradio
* Jakob Samuel – vocals
* Pontus Egberg – bass
* Christian Lundqvist – drums
* Henrik Bergqvist – guitars
Vancouver BC’s BISON will be returning this fall to ON/QC Canada with their mighty mammoth sound starting Oct. 12 in Armstrong BC and ending Oct. 23 in Hamilton, ONT!
These dates are in support of their latest release “Dark Ages” that came out via Metal Blade Records on April 13/10.
A bison is “a big, hairy, strong animal,” says James Farwell, who plays guitar and sings for Bison b.c. That could as just as well describe the band, which rose from the ass-end of the continent in Vancouver, Canada, to utter its doomed, plaintive call, and tramples through the constellations on its four shaggy limbs (James, Dan And, Masa Anzai, and Brad Mackinnon). Ghostly, windswept prairies, the mythical haunts of native lore: it is all there. Self-described “Canadian dirtbags” and veterans of Vancouver’s deep thrash and indie scenes, they are hitting their stride and offering up a new soundtrack for our last party before certain extinction. There is illness, abuse, apocalypse, and French horn.
Their first Metal Blade release, Quiet Earth, showed what that earth’s last sound might be like. It was heavy, sick, and crazy; stomping and banging, elegiac with cello. Just beneath the rock they described a bad trip through a devastated world where resigned dignity and camaraderie with the friends that remain are the only consolations.
This mixture of rowdiness and gentleness is very much of their hard-living, hard-loving hometown: fucked-up modernity’s last outpost on the rim of a vast, menacing wilderness. In their new release, James sings, “Vancouver’s an empty bottle, our dying thirst causing problems. Stand at dawn, the beginning of something heartfelt and replaceable.” No matter where we are, this is what it has come to in this age. So let’s listen to these gentlemen and rock out together.
Relentless touring – with the likes of Priestess, Baroness, 3 Inches Of Blood, Shadows Fall, Helmet, Voivod, Kylessa, High On Fire and more – has fine tuned the band’s dedication to the riff to metallic perfection. Dark Ages breathes like a rabid animal that you’d find tied up in WINO’s backyard. It’s Flying V’s, analog perfection, loud & sludgy, played by hairy dudes in dirty denim jackets.
10.12 Armstrong, BC @ Branding Iron Pub
10.14 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s
10.15 Brandon, MB @ Parthenon Pizza
10.16 Winnipeg, MB @ The Royal Albert Arms
10.19 London, ON @ London Music Hall #
10.20 Ottawa, ON @ Dekcuf
10.21 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
10.22 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
10.23 Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
Ibex Moon recording artists and death metal purists GRAVEHILL have been added to the already stacked lineup for next year’s Maryland Deathfest. Set to take place May 27 – 29 @ Sonar in Baltimore, MD, Maryland Deathfest is heralded as America’s biggest metal party of the year. The following bands have been confirmed for MDF 2011 thus far:
AURA NOIR (Norway)
CREATIVE WASTE (Saudi Arabia)
CRIPPLE BASTARDS (Italy)
DEFEATED SANITY (Germany)
HOODED MENACE (Finland)
IMPALED NAZARENE (Finland)
THE KILL (Australia)
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY (Netherlands)
LOCK UP (UK)
MALIGNANT TUMOUR (Czech Republic)
ORANGE GOBLIN (UK)
Visit www.supremebrutality.com for details and updates.
GRAVEHILL has also been added to the Los Angeles date of IMMOLATION’s current North American tour. The show will take place on Oct. 15th @ The Galaxy Theater (3503 S. Harbor Blvd Santa Ana, Los AngelesCA92704). CREPITUS, LECHEROUS NOCTURNE, PATHOLOGY, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS & VADER will round out the bill. Visit www.myspace.com/gravehill666 or www.galaxytheater.com for ticket information.
Kaktus Project was created in 2008. Its style is based on melodic metal music : you mix a bit of Stratovarius, Edguy, sprinkled with Helloween and then you get Kaktus Project. Effective song titles with catchy melodies as guitar solos, both technical and fast. The presence of various artists provides consistent as different titles, switching from a speed metal song to a ballad at the piano sung by Amanda Somerville, accompanied by Oliver Palotai.
So Kaktus Project in a whole album of metal music, unpretentious, effective and various, through a large number of artists. The cover is behind the brushes of JP Fournier (Edguy, Avantasia etc…)
The release of Supersition is scheduled for the end of 2010. You can listen to the first single Farewell at www.myspace.com/metalodicrecords or www.myspace.com/kaktus project
All guests and track list are listed below. More infos and cover will be revealed soon!
Kaktus Project – Superstition
1 : Alone in the dark “3:44”
2 : Farewell “4:55”
3 : I’m living my death “4:45”
4 : My reality “4:30”
5 : Possession “3:20”
6 : Superstition “3:35”
7 : Tonight “5:20”
8 : My tears “3:50”
9 : Above the flames “4:00”
10 : Cold in the night “3:25”
11 : Dark room “4:48”
12 : The sadness “4:08”
13 : Resurection “4:20”
14 : Future World “3:40”
Amanda Somerville (Avantasia…)
Mike Dimeo (Masterplan, Riot, The Lizards)
Sylvain Rouviere “kaktus”
Henning Basse (Metalium, Sons Of Season )
Oliver Hartmann (ex At vance , Hartmann)
Sylvain Rouviere “kaktus”
Patrick Manouguian (Helene segara I muvrini…)
Alesk ( No Way, Chattahoochee)
Vincent Morla (Larry Crockett Band, Teste of hell)
Charley Corbiaux (Heavenly)
Olvier Lapauze (Heavenly)
Didier Chesneau (Headline)
Christophe Babin (Headline, Virus IV..)
Matthieu g Plana (Heavenly)
Fanfan (ex Cry Freedom Family)
Igor Lalai (Igor Lalai)
Manu Martin (Patrick Rondat..)
Oliver Palotai(Kamelot,Sons Of Season.)
David Rousseau (No way, Sainte Ombre..)
Guest Benoit vedrenne (edgar allan)
Portuguese Dark/Goth Metallers, HEAVENWOOD, has set “ Abyss Masterpiece “ as the title of its fourth album.
Commented HEAVENWOOD guitar-player Ricardo Dias:
“ Abyss Masterpiece “ perfectly symbolizes all the feelings that flow on each one of the songs included in this album. An album that will be dark, deep, melancholic, and above all with a very intense sound on which each song have their own soul. We consider “ Abyss Masterpiece “ another step forward on HEAVENWOOD’s career.
“ Abyss Masterpiece “ recording sessions took place at Ultrasound Studios in Braga, Portugal, between August and September 2010 under the guidance of Daniel Cardoso, Pedro Mendes and Ricardo Dias (HEAVENWOOD).
Mixing and mastering of this work will happen in Germany with a producer soon to be announced.
The release date is to be unveiled as well as the bands inked deal for this new record.
12 songs will be included on the album and there are plans for some bonus material.
Song titles set to appear on the CD include: ‘ The Arcadia Order ‘, ‘ Fading Sun ‘, ‘ Sudden Scars ‘, ‘ Leonor ‘, ‘ Poem For Mathilde ‘, ‘ Her Lament ‘, ‘ September Blood ‘, ‘ Morning Glory ‘, ‘ Goddess Presiding Over Solitude ‘, ‘ Like Yesterday ‘, ‘ Burden ‘ and ‘ Winter Slave ‘.
Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB are currently tearing their way around Europe on their “Graveyard Disturbance” headlining tour, with support from Danish metal award winners CROCELL.
As the tour nears its end, GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY BYRNE updates:
“We’ve seen much bigger crowds and at least four contenders for the rowdiest shows ever so far. This has been the best European tour we’ve ever done and it’s sharpening us up nicely for our stretch in the US. We’re in Spain right now and urge any fans reading this to bring us some manchego and rioja.”
Catch GAMA BOMB live in Europe with CROCELL at the following remaining shows:
Sep 23 – Benavente, Portugal – Side B
Sep 24 – Madrid, Spain – Live
Sep 25 – Badalona, Spain – Estraperlo
View the Graveyard Disturbance tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/gamabomb_graveyardtour.jpg
GAMA BOMB are set to cross the Atlantic in October, as they kick off their first ever North American tour. Catch them live at the following shows:
GAMA BOMB w/ EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD
Oct 22 – Dante’s – Portland, OR
Oct 23 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Oct 24 – Red Room – Vancouver, BC
Oct 25 – Third – Prince George, BC
Oct 26 – The Mead Hall – Edmonton, AL
Oct 27 – Exchange – Regina, SK
Oct 28 – Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB
Oct 29 – Crocks 16 South Cumberland St – Thunder Bay, ON
Oct 30 – The Rox Tavern – St Cloud, MN
Oct 31 – The Dojo – Indianapolis, IN
Nov 01 – Music Hall – London, ON
Nov 02 – Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
Nov 03 – Championship Bar and Grill – Trenton, NJ
GAMA BOMB w/ FORBIDDEN, EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD
Nov 04 – Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
GAMA BOMB w/ OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN, EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD
Nov 05 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Nov 06 – Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
Nov 07 – Cub Hell – Providence, RI
Nov 08 – Sonar – Baltimore, MD
Nov 09 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
Nov 10 – Amos – Charlotte, NC
Nov 11 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
Nov 12 – Hooligan – Jacksonville, NC
Nov 13 – Club Firestone – Orlando, FL
Nov 14 – Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 15 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Nov 16 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
Nov 17 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Nov 18 – Diesel Nightclub – Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 19 – Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
Nov 20 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
GAMA BOMB w/ FORBIDDEN, EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD
Nov 21 – Mavericks – Ottawa, ON ***
Nov 22 – Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
Nov 23 – MOD Club – Toronto, ON
Nov 24 – Blondies – Detroit, MI
Nov 25 – The Muse – Nashville, TN ***
Nov 26 – Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY
Nov 27 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Nov 28 – Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Nov 29 – Station 4 – St Paul, MN
Dec 01 – Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
Dec 02 – Emo’s Alternative Lounging – Austin, TX
Dec 03 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Dec 04 – Trees – Ft. Worth, TX
Dec 05 – The War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX ***
Dec 06 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ
Dec 07 – U.B.’s – Mesa, AZ
Dec 08 – Whiskey a Go Go – West Hollyood, CA
Dec 09 – Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
Dec 10 – New Oasis – Sparks, NV
Dec 11 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
Dec 12 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA ***
Dec 13 – Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV ***
*** Without FORBIDDEN
GAMA BOMB w/ DRI, EVILE
Dec 15 – Gator’s – Farmington, NM
Dec 16 – Club 21 – Pueblo, CO
Dec 17 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
Dec 18 – Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT
GAMA BOMB’s latest album, TALES FROM THE GRAVE IN SPACE, is available worldwide on limited edition CD with a bonus 5-track EP, as well as limited edition vinyl and special low price CD. Get your copy in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_50 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_50
TALES FROM THE GRAVE IN SPACE is also still available to download for free at http://www.earache.com/gamabomb
For more GAMA BOMB news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/gamabomb
Atlanta’s blackened doom heathens, WITHERED have launched “Extinguished With the Weary,” the lead track from their upcoming album, “Dualitas,” due November 9th, as part of the new “Metal Swim” collection, presented by Scion A/V and Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. The track is available exclusively as a free download on www.AdultSwim.com/metal NOW. “Dualitas,” was recorded by KYLESA’s Phillip Cope at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC. The CD and vinyl versions of the album have different covers, both of which were created by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium, The Acacia Strain), who also did the cover for its critically acclaimed predecessor, “Folie Circulaire.” Prosthetic has launched the pre-order for the album at their OFFICIAL WEBSTORE. The vinyl version of “Dualitas,” will be a 500 piece limited edition gatefold double LP set on 150-gram wax, which contains the exclusive 33 minute instrumental track, “Dwell.”
Guitarist/vocalist Mike Thompson commented on the track: “We chose ‘Extinguished With The Weary,” because this song really showcases some of the newer styling to be experienced on ‘Dualitas.’ It is actually the last song we wrote for the album and we always have a tendency to gravitate towards our newest music when given a choice. We are always looking ahead. This song in particular deals with this same concept. It is about letting go of your emotional & moral foundation. Casting away all the conditioning forced upon you by society, family, friends, etc. so you can redevelop your own reality and approach to life. It’s about finding the freedom to, and eliminating any fear of, establishing a pure existence for yourself without repercussion. Also, it’s really heavy and nasty; a really good listen.”
At the request of the mad geniuses behind Adult Swim and Scion A/V, blackened-thrash titans SKELETONWITCH traveled to Atlanta the day after finishing their stint on Ozzfest’s second stage to appear in a video for their track “Bringers of Death,” a B-side from 2007′s “Beyond The Permafrost” that was previously unreleased in North America. The video was commissioned by Adult Swim as part of their free “Metal Swim” collection, which features this video as well as 16 new and rare tracks from some of today’s heaviest bands. Check out this sick and twisted video and the tracks at www.adultswim.com/metal.
Nearly 200 behind-the-scenes pictures from the video shoot — including some shots of the band hanging out with the video’s stunt coordinator, Amy Dumas (the former WWF/WWE wrestler “Lita”) — can be seen at this location: www.tinyurl.com/adultswimskeletonwitch.
Guitarist Scott Hedrick commented: “It’s an absolute pleasure to be involved with people who do what they do because they love doing it, and not for any other fucking reason. That’s been our mentality since day one, and all the bands on this compilation and everyone at Adult Swim seems to share our point of view. We’re happy to be in such great company and a part of a FREE compilation for any and everyone who likes heavy music.
‘It was also killer to be a part of the music video that accompanies the comp. The good people at Adult Swim kept a cooler full of Budweiser for us at the shoot, but what we remember of it was a blast! Heavy Metal is indeed still the law…AND it is still fucking fun!”
SKELETONWITCH just returned from the “European Bangover Tour” and, as previously mentioned, spent the summer touring with Ozzfest, as well as touring Canada with High On Fire. The band will be headlining the “North American Skullsplitter Tour 2010” later this fall with label mates WITHERED and LANDMINE MARATHON.
11/23 Windsor, ON- Chubby Pickle #
11/24 London, ON- London Music Hall #
11/25 Hamilton, ON- Absinthe #
11/26 Kingston, ON- The Mansion (Wine Cellar) #
The band, which hails from Bath, England, has just finished writing its new album, the follow-up to 2009 debut, OF WINTER BORN. The band has released the following statement regarding the name change:
“The band started in the pits of hell that was Sam’s basement. We were just playing heavy music and having fun. When we decided on the name Ignominious Incarceration, we never anticipated the level we would get to. Had we known, I’m sure we would have chosen a simpler name. The band started to get gigs and we started to take the band way more seriously as we discovered how much fun we could have. We did our first tour with Trigger The Bloodshed and this was when we were first approached by Earache Records. This was a real turning point for the band and we realised we could make something of it. We debated changing the name whilst recording ‘Of Winter Born’, but chose to stick with it. We don’t regret doing this as it is what represented the band at the time.
“Over the last couple of years since ‘Of Winter Born’, we have matured as people as well as a band. When we came to write the second album, we decided we wanted to do something different from the last one. Not a huge alteration in style, but more a progression of what we enjoy most and feel we can write the best. This then led to the discussion of our name. Obviously the name is very long and hard to pronounce. As a band, you’re trying to promote yourselves and get your music to the people. We wanted a new name which was easy to remember and say, and to get ourselves out there. With the change in music, we thought it was a perfect opportunity to change our name as well. This almost ‘re-launching’ of the band has given us new life and we are so motivated towards the new project.
“As for the name-choosing itself, this was no easy task! As we were changing the name, we had to be 100% happy with it this time. We found it really hard to find a name bang-on-the-money. In the end, we wrote down thousands of names and set ourselves a deadline to pick the best one. We all liked ‘The Soulless’, which was in fact a working title for a new song. We feel the name has a dark, edgy feel to it, but is not instantly recognisable as metal and it’s easy to say! We feel this represents us a lot better, as well as our new music.
“We have a lot of plans for The Soulless; the new album is written and we will be going into the studio very soon. Everything we do in the next few months will be filmed so we can keep you updated. We did a pre-production demo track, which we are going to put online soon to show you a glimpse of the new material we have been talking about. When we finish in the studio, we will be recording our first official video. We are really excited to get back on the road again as the newly evolved band, The Soulless.”
Watch a video from the band announcing their name change, along with a short clip of new music, at http://vimeo.com/15217916
Get OF WINTER BORN now in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_133 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_133
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