North Carolina doom brigade, BLACK SKIES, who announced their US tour throughout July earlier this month have added three more confirmed dates to the trek. Those dates include June 12 at Jambalaya in Arcata, CA , June 19 at The Nightmare in Dallas, TX and July 21 at Checkpoint Charlie’s In new Orleans, LA. Updated tour itinerary below.
The band will hit the road with a new lineup, new songs and a high energy live display of sonic power they’ve built their name upon. Founding members Kevin Clark and Michelle Temple will be joined by ex-Des Ark drummer Tim Herzog. Former roommates, Kevin and Tim have remained in contact over the years and are very much looking forward to the opportunity to finally make music together. BLACK SKIES’ new material retains the heaviness of their earlier work, with more dynamic song structures and a psychedelic edge creating a more interesting overall sound. Following the tour, the band will begin preparations for recording what they hope to be their best release to date.
Says guitarist Kevin Clark of the upcoming trek: ” We’ve had our share of ups and downs over the past 12 months, but getting out west last year was without a doubt one of the better moments. We are thrilled to be heading out there again this summer, seeing the faces and places that made it such a blast. We played with a lot of great bands and met a lot of awesome souls with a true love and hunger for music. Those people are a big part of the drive for us to continue doing what we love to do, and we are eternally grateful for them.”
Guitarist, songwriter & producer Peter Wichers of the Godfathers of Swedish modern metal SOILWORK, answered a series of questions from fans regarding the band’s upcoming album The Panic Broadcast and all things SOILWORK!
Coming at you straight from Antarctica, galactic gut-punchers GWAR are releasing two hilarious video segments recorded at SXSW on METAL BLADE TV! The videos feature the almighty GWAR parading the streets of Austin, TX and interacting with their unfamiliar surroundings. The first video will debut on METAL BLADE TV today, June 21st, and the second will hit the web on June 23rd. Visit the link above to view the video!
GWAR are currently touring around U.S. and coming off of their highly regarded performance at this year’s Bonnaroo festival. See below for all GWAR tour dates:
On June 29th, Classic Albums: Black Sabbath – Paranoid will be released on DVD and Blu-ray. Eagle Rock Entertainment’s acclaimed and award-winning Classic Albumsseries will uncover the story of the making of this landmark heavy metal collection. Black Sabbath: Classic Albums – Paranoid is released, just in time for the 40th anniversary of the album. Clocking in at over 97 minutes, the documentary features brand new interviews with Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitars), Geezer Butler (bass), and Bill Ward (drums).
The DVD chronicles the creation of the locomotive force and unrelenting energy behind these tracks, which ignited an electrified and unforeseen brand of blues-rock. The comprehensive collection of interviews, demonstrations, archive videos, and feature cuts from timeless epics such as “War Pigs,” “Iron Man,” and the title track, is complemented with 40 minutes of bonus features. For the first time a classic album title is also released on Blu-Ray.
In a new clip just released from the documentary, Henry Rollins and legendary journalist Geoff Barton discuss the song “Fairies Wear Boots.” Also featured in the video clip is Paranoid engineer Tom Allom (Judas Priest, Def Leppard).
Pick up Classic Albums: Black Sabbath – Paranoid at this link.
In this clip, Henry Rollins and legendary rock journalist Geoff Barton, discuss the song “Fairies Wear Boots.” It comes off ‘Classic Albums: Black Sabbath – Paranoid’ which is out on 6/29/10.
This marks yet another powerhouse tour that the band is participating in. Their support list includes FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD and TRIVIUM as of late. DIRGE WITHIN are currently finishing up a run with GWAR.
DIRGE WITHIN’s debut album, “Force Fed Lies”, was released last year via E1 Music. The CD was mixed by Jeff Rose and Martin “Ginge” Ford of Nott-In-Pill studios in Newport, Wales, United Kingdom. Edsel Dope (DOPE) produced the effort alongside Chris Djuricic (Studio One). The album features guest appearances by Corey Beaulieu of TRIVUM and Michael Angelo Batio of NITRO. Stephen Jensen created the cover artwork from F3 studios. Fans can purchase / preview here.
The “Forever the Martyr” video was filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina with director Ramon Boutviseth (TRIVIUM, INCUBUS). You can view that below:
DEATHGASM REINTRODUCES BLASPHERIAN's ALLEGIANCE TO THE WILL OF DAMNATION
In 2007 Houston’s BLASPHERIAN released an iniquitous EP of death metal dread called Allegiance to the Will of Damnation that was coveted far and wide. In recognition of the need to satisfy the thirst of new fans and BLASPHERIAN diehards alike, Deathgasm Records brings you a reissue of the EP, which includes two bonus tracks and the Summoning of the Infernal Hordes 2006 rehearsal demo. The bonus tracks include “Unholy Blood” from the sold out split 7″ with Evil Incarnate and “To Walk the Path of Unrighteousness” from a split 7″ with Houston partners in Satanic crime Adumus (nearly sold out). The rehearsal demo is of surprisingly good sound quality and just as essential for an self-respecting BLASPHERIAN demon.
The band had this to say about the reissue: “When we wrote this we were doing something that was missing in the U.S. scene. We were mixing satanic death metal with elements of doom and bestial lacerations that seem so commonplace these days.”
Deathgasm Records will also be releasing the upcoming BLASPHERIAN weapon Infernal Warriors of Death. The band is excited, to say the least, about the lethal projectile. “You can expect much more of the same, but mixed with more feeling and speed. Imagine BLASPHERIAN’s patented style melded with Incantation, Immolation and Possessed.” Wear light clothing; it’s about to get hotter than Hell.
Brian Tichy performing with Billy Idol (Photo by Charles Jischke)
June 2010 – WHITESNAKE have officially announced that bassist URIAH DUFFY & drummer CHRIS FRAZIER are going their separate ways from the band after a fun filled & successful journey together.
WHITESNAKE wish URIAH & CHRIS every success in pursuing their individual musical careers & express their sincere gratitude for the exceptional contribution they both made to the legacy of the band.
WHITESNAKE are proud to welcome drummer/vocalist extraordinaire, BRIAN TICHY. (www.briantichy.com)
WHITESNAKE are currently in the studio writing & recording the follow up to their award winning ‘GOOD TO BE BAD’ album, which is expected to be released throughout the world on the FRONTIERS label in Spring 2011 to coincide with their return to touring.
At this time WHITESNAKE are still exploring their options for the position of new Bass Player/Singer.
STREETCLEANER, the seminal 1989 album from British industrial metal pioneers GODFLESH, has been reissued and is out now on CD in Europe in a deluxe digipak.
GODFLESH’s second release, STREETCLEANER proved to be one of the band’s most successful albums, cementing their status as one of the most influential industrial bands ever. Now, STREETCLEANER has been reissued as a special expanded version, with all tracks remastered by GODFLESH founding member JUSTIN BROADRICK. STREETCLEANER now also includes a bonus disc featuring 12 previously unreleased live tracks, remixes and demos, and comes housed in a deluxe multi-panel digipak with detailed liner notes.
GODFLESH founding member JUSTIN BROADRICK comments:
“Long awaited, and now fleshed to to the MAX, ‘Streetcleaner’, THE most direct statement of intent we made as GODFLESH, finally presented as it should be…”
The full track listing for STREETCLEANER is as follows:
01. Like Rats
02. Christbait Rising
04. Dream Long Dead
05. Head Dirt
06. Devastator / Mighty Trust Krusher
07. Life Is Easy
09. Locust Furnace
10. Tiny Tears
12. Dead Head
01. Like Rats (Original Unreleased Mix)
02. Christbait Rising (Original Unreleased Mix)
03. Pulp (Original Unreleased Mix)
04. Dream Long Dead (Original Unreleased Mix)
05. Head Dirt (Original Unreleased Mix)
06. Streetcleaner (Live In Geneva 1990)
07. Head Dirt (Live In Geneva 1990)
08. Pulp (Rehearsal May 1989)
09. Dream Long Dead (Rehearsal April 1989)
10. Christbait Rising (Rehearsal April 1989)
11. Deadhead (Original Demo Guitar & Machine 1988)
12. Suction (Original Demo Guitar & Machine 1988)
Sorrow - “Hatred And Disgust / Forgotten Sunrise EP” (remastered)
Metal Mind Productions presents a re-release of the only studio album by the American death/doom metal band Sorrow.
Sorrow’s history is a by-the-book example of a band who had genuine talent, but just weren’t lucky enough to survive the avalanche of metal releases in the early 90’s. Today, the group’s debut album “Hatred and Disgust” (1992), along with the preceding EP “Forgotten Sunrise” (1991), are considered as true metal classics, hunted by music collectors all around the world. This exclusive double reissue brings back these classics in all of their brutal, devastating glory…
The group was originally formed in 1988, bearing the name Apparition. Back then, the five-piece (consisting of vocalist Rob Hermandez, bassist Rich Figlia, drummer Mike Hymson and guitarists Andy Marchione and Brett Clarin) played straight-forward thrash metal, much like many other bands on the New York scene. The scene itself was divided between thrash and hardcore fans. Apparition was a quite successful project, recording overall 2 demos and 1 EP – “Eternally Forgotten/Curse The Sunrise” – released by Relapse Records.
One of the most important and influential bands in Poland, legend of extreme underground scene, returns on stage!
MAGNUS signed a contract with Witching Hour Production for releasing 2 studio albums and reissues of all recordings from the 90s.
Creators of “Scarlet Slaughterer”, “I Was Watching My Death” and “Alcoholic Suicide” return fully equipped and with combat readiness. This will definitely by just the return to past – MAGNUS at the end of first decade of XXI century is stronger and more dangerous than ever.
First outcome of cooperation with Witching Hour will be new album „ACCEPTANCE OF DEATH” which will see the light of day in September. 13 songs recorded for this release is the essence of death/thrash/black as it was played in the 80’s. Songs’ structures, specific sound and atmosphere that reminds of such acts as SARCOFAGO and early SEPULTURA give us the impression of time being stopped in that decade. MAGNUS is the living legend and the proof of old school glory – you will have the chance to check it on your own on 15th September, when “Acceptance Of Death” will hit the stores – 40 minutes of uncompromising attack in vein of fierce Brazilian and Columbian acts.
Soon after the release of new album, Witching Hour will re-release the older recordings of MAGNUS.
Magnus, who started it’s career in 1987, recorded three incredible albums in the 90s, and played live with such acts as Napalm Death, Deicide, Gorefest, Morbid Angel and Cannibal Corpse. The band disbanded in 1997 to return with new album in 2010.
This is your shot to WIN the Metal God Jacket seen in the video and other prizes from RevZilla.com – just by making your own music video.
We are looking for YOU to create your own music video for a chance to win! First Prize is The Metal God Jacket and $500 in TeamZilla Cash, Second Prize is $250 in TeamZilla Cash, Third Place is a Hug and an Icon Helmet. (official details)
Here at RevZilla we are huge rock music fans. We genuinely mourned the passing of Ronnie James Dio this May. As we sat around one day talking about Dio here at RevZilla HQ, one of us joked that if Dio was riding a motorcycle with us, he would have been rocking the Icon Metal God Jacket, no question. That simple comment set us on a path which would eventually lead to us making our own tribute Dio music video (seen below) and deciding to give the jacket and some other prizes away. The video below was a blast to make and is OUR moto music video; a tribute to our favorite singer.
For a chance to win, make your own moto music video, pick your own music and feature whatever makes you happy. Bikes, Babes, Metal, Pets, Moto – whatever rev’s your engine – then upload it to YOUTUBE.COM as a VIDEO RESPONSE to our Dio Music Video (see below). Oh, and we are 100% looking to get more than just go-pro riding footage with a soundtrack! CREATIVITY TAKES THE CAKE! Deadline for submission will be August 31st 2010, we will pick the winner in early September 2010. Click for Official Contest Rules & Instructions.
Thanks to Toby at CMM gmbh for help for making the interview possible.
Promo pictures from the Hartmann website.
Oliver Hartmann is one of the most renowned singers in the melodic hardrock scene. He has recently released his third solo album simply titled 3. I thought that the album was brilliant and felt like it was time to check out what this genius singer was up to. Hartmann had the time to sit down and had a chat with me. Besides his own solo career we also talked about his performances on the Avantasia albums and his collaborations with Edguy singer Tobias Sammett.
In advance of his new album, Scream, OZZY OSBOURNE took over the Sunset Strip with two record release events yesterday (Sunday, June 20th).
That afternoon, the rock icon hosted an in-store signing at Amoeba Music on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. Later that night, some lucky fans joined Ozzy for a private record release playback and rare club performance down Sunset Blvd. at the House Of Blues.
The first 600 fans in line who purchased a copy at Amoeba Music also received a free ticket to that night’s House Of Blues performance.
Ozzy’s setlist was as follows:
‘Bark At The Moon’
‘Let Me Hear You Scream’
‘I Don’t Know’
‘Fairies Wear Boots’
‘Shot In The Dark’
‘I Don’t Want To Change The World’
Pro pictures from Ozzy’s CD signing at Amoeba Store Hollywood and the live performance at House of Blues Hollywood can be viewed at MetalAssault.com.
Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be viewed below:
Poland’s TVN Warszawa recently aired a report on the program Stolica covering the June 16th kick-off show of the Big Four festival tour featuring METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX. Check it out below.
The Big Four – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax are bringing their historic European tour to the global stage with a concert shown via satellite in High-Definition (HD) in Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country. These four legendary acts broke out of the underground thrash movement in the 1980’s to dominate the metal world, selling millions of records and packing arenas across the globe. Despite huge demand, these musical giants have never shared the same stage until now. The legendary concert from the tour’s stop at the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria will air on Tuesday, June 22nd at more than 65 Cineplex theatres in Canada.
In December 2009, the bands announced that they would be joining forces to take part in the traveling Sonisphere Festival for only seven shows across Europe. Now, this one-time only event from the Sofia show makes it possible for fans far and wide to participate in what otherwise is a very limited run of dates. The HD concert presentation will memorialize the event and the impact will be amplified globally with the cinema screenings, making the dreams of fans around the world over become a reality.
Lars Ulrich of Metallica says of this historic announcement, “Who would have thought that more than 25 years after its inception, thrash metal’s Big Four would not only still be around, be more popular than ever, playing shows together at stadiums all over Europe, and on top of that, coming to a movie theatre near you in High Definition (for better or worse??!!). Bring it on!”
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian says “Damn, as if this Big Four tour wasn’t exciting enough now we get to be on the big screen worldwide! Metal at the movies, two big horns up! It is unbelievably gratifying that this means so much to the metal community around the globe. Get your tix, grab some popcorn and get ready to bang your head!”
Declares Slayer’s Kerry King: “I can’t believe someone didn’t make this happen 15 years ago! The fans finally get what they want. I think it’s awesome!”
Says Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine: “The magnitude of this event hasn’t really sunk in yet, and I am thrilled to know that people around the planet will be able to walk into a movie theatre and experience the greatest line up of heavy metal in the history of the world!”