ANVIL’s Lips Message To Japanese Fans ” I wish you all the very best and hope for your safety”

March 19th, 2011
by EvilG
Anvil - Juggernaut Of Justice

Anvil - Juggernaut Of Justice

Lips, the frontman Toronto-based metal legends ANVIL, has issued the following message to the band’s Japanese fans via Facebook:

“Just like to say I’m sending my regards to my dear friends and fans in Japan. I wish you all the very best and hope for your safety. Japan is a place of pure determination and is the most highly motivated society in the world. You shall prevail…”

Check out Anvil’s official Facebook page here.


Anvil will release their new album, Juggernaut Of Justice, on May 10th via The End Records. The album was recorded at Dave Grohl’s (NIRVANA, FOO FIGHTERS) Studio 606 in Northridge, California with famed producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, AIRBOURNE, ALICE COOPER).


Juggernaut Of Justice features the following tracklisting:


‘Juggernaut Of Justice’

‘When Hell Breaks Loose’

‘New Orleans Voodoo’

‘On Fire’


‘Turn It Up’

‘This Ride’

‘Not Afraid’




‘Swing Thing’


The album’s title track, ‘Juggernaut Of Justice’, is currently available for download as part of The End Records Spring 2011 sampler, at this location.


Frontman Steve “Lips” Kudlow recently commented: “I must say that this is by far the best Anvil ever. There will be a few new surprises including Glenn 5’s first lead vocals in Anvil’s history. The production that Bob Marlette has done far surpasses anything we’ve done in the past. The excitement within the band is over the top and we can’t wait to unleash this amazing CD to the fans.”

Drummer Robb Reiner concurs: “The new album is pure Anvil with a new fresh kick, very exciting. Looking to rocking with The End, putting the music where it belongs – in everybody’s ears and face!”

Prior to the release of Juggernaut Of Justice, The End will be releasing the definitive Anvil anthology. The collection will be comprised of classics old and new, with some surprises, and will showcase the band’s entire career spanning back to 1978.

Anvil have confirmed dates for a full Canadian headline tour following the initial announcement of three support dates with ALICE COOPER (**). Their schedule is now as follows; venues will be confirmed soon.

6 – St. John’s, Newfoundland
9 – Halifax, Nova Scotia
10 – Moncton, New Brunswick
11 – Fredricton, New Brunswick
13 – Chicoutimi, Quebec
14 – Quebec City, Quebec **
15 – Montreal, Quebec
16 – Ottawa, Ontario **
17 – Hamilton, Ontario **
18 – Sudbury, Ontario **
20 – Kingston, Ontario
21 – London, Ontario
23 – Thunder Bay, Ontario
24 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
25 – Regina, Saskatchewan
27 – Edmonton, Alberta
28 – Calgary, Alberta
30 – Victoria, British Columbia
31 – Vancouver, British Columbia

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DON JAMIESON to release “Live and Hilarious” April 26th, 2011

March 19th, 2011
by EvilG

New audio clip from the album and an interview with Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel available

Agoura Hills, CA – March 18th, 2011 – Comedian Don Jamieson is set to release his debut album, Live and Hilarious, on April 26th, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded at Bar Anticipation (or “Bar A”, as we’ve been told it’s referred to as over in Jersey) on January 30th, 2011 in front of a room packed full of comedy and metal fans. The show was a resounding success and will set the bar high for Metal Blade Records’ first EVER stand-up comedy release! The album’s title is a parody of Live and Dangerous, the classic Thin Lizzy album and Don Jamieson’s name/logo has been transformed into a Thin Lizzy-esque logo, which will be seen on the disc and on a new t-shirt available on Metal Blade’s webstore, powered by Indiemerch. Live and Hilarious is available for pre-order and a clip from the album, Metal, Music, Masturbation, can be heard now at!


Don Jamieson chatted with Metal Blade TV earlier this year to talk about his record deal with CEO Brian Slagel. The video can now be seen on and Don Jamieson’s official youtube channel HERE.


In other news, That Metal Show launches its new season this weekend on VH1 Classic. The first episode airs on Saturday, March 19th at 11pm EST and features none other than Metallica’s Kirk Hammett! That Metal Show is hosted by radio DJ and metal personality Eddie Trunk, alongside comedians Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson. For more information, head over to


“He’s a sarcastic, caustic rib-splitter who can wind up any audience and splatter them hysterically” – The Village Voice


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 has also appeared as a guest on Joy Behar’s show on CNN HLN.


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.”


Enter 2010: Don Jamieson inked a deal with legendary metal label Metal Blade Records to release the comedian’s debut stand-up comedy album. The album, titled Live and Hilarious, was filmed during Don’s performance at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como, NJ on January 30 and will be released in 2011. When asked about why he chose Jersey as the location for his performance for the upcoming stand-up album, Don had this to say; “I’m a Jersey boy and there’s nowhere better to record my first ever live comedy CD than good old Dirty Jerzy! Malls, mullets and metal!!”


Follow Don Jamieson at the following locations:


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Reissue Of Old Waind’s “Where The Snows Are Never Gone” Out Today On Negative Existence

March 19th, 2011
by EvilG

Originally recorded and released in 1997 OLD WAINDS’ Where the Snows are Never Gone features eight blistering tracks of absolutely heavy and ruthless Nordic black metal. Fourteen years later, Negative Existence is proud to make this highly sought-after classic available to a new generation of metal fans. is currently streaming two tracks from the release – “Gods Gazing from Beyond” and “Cold Mourning of the Pale Moon” at the following location: If you like what you hear (and why the hell wouldn’t you?), cruise over to to order your copy.

The music on Where the Snows are Never Gone can be described as unholy Nordic Metal comparable to early MAYHEM, BURZUM, ENSLAVED, DARKTHRONE, BATHORY with an added touch of old school Death/Thrash. This seminal cold creation from the most powerful Black Metal formation in Northern Russia forever etched the name of OLD WAINDS in the black book of black metal.

1. Unholy Nordland Fire

2. Winter Warriors

3. Gods Gazing From Beyond

4. Eternal Wanderer of Winter Nights

5. Where the Snows Are Never Gone…

6. At the Gates of Frosty Mountains

7. Guardians of the Icy Kingdom

8. Cold Mourning of the Pale Moon – (not official site)


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March 19th, 2011
by EvilG

WORCESTER, MA – Rise Above Foundation is collaborating with the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival (NEMHF) inWorcester next month in their efforts to provide Massachusetts children in foster care with enriching activities, opportunities, and experiences.


The Central Mass.-based nonprofit Rise Above has partnered with NEMHF to offer opportunities to share with festival goers more about the organization and to build community support.  Rise Above’s presence on festival promotions and at the festival itself, slated for April 14-16 at the Palladium, will also be a chance for Rise Above to raise awareness and funds through exclusive merchandise available at the event.


“There are almost 10,000 kids in foster care here in Massachusetts.  We want to inspire them to look beyond their current situation and allow them to put their worries aside and enjoy life as a kid,” says Rise Above co-founder Wade Sulzman. “Our partnership with NEMHF is valuable way for us to get the word out about what Rise Above is all about.”


In addition, NEMHF has generously donated tickets to the festival for area foster children. For more information about tickets for foster children to NEMHC, please visit Rise Above’s website at


Above Rise Above

Founded in 2009, Rise Above is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established to respond to the growing need to give youth in foster care opportunities that will give them a sense of normalcy, provide comfort, and build self-esteem. By funding individual wishes for requests like prom expenses, soccer registration, and clarinet lessons, Rise Above strives to provide positive experiences for foster children.  Learn more at


About the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Thursday, April14 through Saturday, April 16 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.  The Festival features dozens of bands each day of the 3-day, all-ages event. For more information, including ticket information, log on to


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March 19th, 2011
by EvilG

Ronnie James DioFormer DIO members Rudy Sarzo (bass), Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) will be joining forces with singers Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and Toby Jepson (FASTWAY, LITTLE ANGELS, GUN) for a number of shows in Europe under the name DIO DISCIPLES.


Ronnie James Dio’s widow and manager Wendy remarked: “There will never be another Ronnie, but we want to keep his music alive and hope you will support the band and become one of the DIO DISCIPLES. We will post the UK/European tour dates as they are confirmed, and we are planning some US dates also. Hope to see you at one of the shows.”


A Ronnie James Dio tribute album is in the works by Dio’s widow Wendy according to a new interview by Noisecreep’s Steve Baltin.


“It probably won’t come out this year, but everybody signed up,” Dio told Noisecreep.


So, who’s signed on thus far? “Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Glenn Hughes, Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS), Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD),” she said, adding Grohl will do the Black Sabbath hit ‘Mob Rules,’ and Halford will be taking on ‘Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll.’ And artists keep coming on. “I just talked to ALICE (COOPER), roped Alice in and SEBASTIAN (BACH) and Chris (Jericho),” she said, referring to fellow attendees at the Golden Gods press conference. And Cooper already has a song in mind, going back to the Elf days, according to Wendy.


Read the entire interview at Noisecreep.


Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography Of Ronnie James Dio, the revealing memoir of the heavy metal master, will be published in the spring of 2012 via MTV Books.

An excerpt from a press release reads: “with nearly five decades of worldwide success and album sales in the tens of millions as the front man of ELF, RAINBOW, DIO, BLACK SABBATH, and, most recently, HEAVEN & HELL, Ronnie James Dio grabbed the mic, took the stage, and led a movement whose influence resonates to this day. In Rainbow In The Dark, Dio himself will introduce the reader to this incredible life and the over 50 photographs included will provide readers with an unprecedented all-access pass to the rock concert of a lifetime.”



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BLACKGUARD Release Music Video for Firefight

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

What more can you ask for in a metal video than fire, apocalyptic warfare, speakers stacked to the ceiling, and more shredding than you’ll know what to do with? Nothing? Then you are in for a treat with Blackguard’s new video for ‘Firefight’. The Canadian metal lords (and lady) have released the video for the title track off the hugely anticipated album Firefight, out March 29th on Victory Records.



For more information on Blackguard visit:


Check out Blackguard’s latest album FIREFIGHT. FIREFIGHT is available to order today at

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March 18th, 2011
by EvilG
Erik Ravn

Erik Ravn

Mainman Erik Ravn from Danish symphonic metallers WUTHERING HEIGHTS has issued the following update:


“As some of you know, the reason for the current inactivity of Wuthering Heights is my bad health. For more than a year I have suffered from serious back pain. I have had surgery twice, but so far my condition has not improved. My situation leaves me no energy for creative production. Also, as I am currently unable to hold a day job, I have no financial basis for the recording or performing of my music. Therefore I am forced to put Wuthering Heights on hold for the time being.


Writing music and playing in a band has been the center of my life for more than twenty years so this is not something I take lightly. I want to be honest with the fans – I don’t want them holding on to false hope for new music from Wuthering Heights in the near future. I would rather everyone be pleasantly surprised when we (hopefully) do something again further down the line.


You will still be able to contact the band via our website and email address, courtesy of Intromental Management.


Finally, let me take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the amazing rollercoaster ride that has been the history of Wuthering Heights – most importantly our fans, without whom none of this would matter anyway.”


Wuthering Heights - Salt (One of the best releases from 2010!)

Wuthering Heights - Salt (One of the best releases from 2010!)

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March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM, the latest album from Canadian blackened doom merchants WOODS OF YPRES, has just been released in Europe and is due to hit North America on Tuesday, March 22nd.

WOODS OF YPRES founding member and frontman DAVID GOLD recently took some time to discuss the writing process for the album.  Read part 2 below:

“A year from the day I arrived back in Canada, July 2009, we were in the studio with a new band, two tours already behind us, and we were recording W4: The Green Album.  By the fall and another tour later, we were signed to Earache Records.  Now, March 2011, The Green Album gets a worldwide release, less than two years since we started writing it and less than four years since I first said ‘fuck it all’ and moved to Seoul.  What can I say?  The plan?  It was just so crazy that it worked!

“The Green Album was certainly the only album I knew how to write as it was the only thing still preoccupying what was left of my heart and brain at the time and I’m thankful that something good could come of it all, after all.  The 16 songs of the album tell the story through the stages of such a journey that inevitably gets a whole lot worse before it gets any better.  What starts with total life-changing devastation ends with the arrival of spring again and the promise of summer.  If nothing else at all, at the time, it was enough.

“W4: The Green Album was certainly an inspired creation and has more reason to exist than anything else we’d ever written to date.  It wasn’t just more music for music’s sake, but literally life and death, to me.  That album is honest, about something real and based on true events.  At nearly 80 minutes of music ranging from gothic doom, post-rock, sludge, prog and forest metal, listen, take what you like and leave the rest.

“These have been a rather painful four years for a lot of people.  If you’ve recently felt your world shift and experienced change against your will, you’ll likely relate to W4: The Green Album.  Four years later, acceptance is hope for the rest of the journey, for we’ve found that the journey does continue after all.  Grieve the loss of everything you once loved but always keep moving forward.  Drag that weight!”

Read part 1 at

WOODS OF YPRES are currently on tour in North America in support of WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM.  Catch the band live at the following remaining shows:

March 18 – St. John, NB @ SunStar Lounge
March 19 – Halifax, NS @ Coconut Grove
March 20 – Moncton, NB @ The Manhattan Bar
March 21 – Fredericton, NB @ The Capital Complex

View the tour flyer at

WOODS OF YPRES recently released a new music video, for the track “I Was Buried In Mount Pleasant Cemetery”.  Watch the video at

WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM is out now in Europe on CD and will be available soon on limited edition coloured vinyl.  Get the CD now in Europe at

Pre-order WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM in North America at

WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM is available now worldwide on iTunes.  Get the album at

Get more WOODS OF YPRES news and info at:

Official site –
MySpace –
Facebook –

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March 18th, 2011
by EvilG


Noctem signs with Rising Records for the release of their new album.Mark Daghorn, owner from the label worked as producer for bands like Cradle of filth or Porcupine tree and has in his rooster bands like Trigger the bloodshed, Sarah Jezdebel and Bleed from within, etc.


In words of Mark Daghorn, owner of the record company: We are delighted that Noctem have chosen to release their new album on Rising Records worldwide and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with the band.


In words of the band: We can proudly say this is a new step to the next level for the Noctem’s career. Mark Daghorn is a great proffesional and is an honor to work with him in this new album for us.


More info in and the official websites from the band:


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March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

The track “All Blackened Sky” from the first solo album by Demonaz – founding member & lyricist of Norway’s IMMORTAL – is now available for streaming online here (and below).

Demonaz - March Of The Norse

Demonaz - March Of The Norse

Demonaz’s solo debut, March Of The Norse, will be available in North America on May 17th.


Visit DEMONAZ online at:





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March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

Gross, Grimy, Groove is the best way to describe Southern California’s THE DEVASTATED.

Featuring past members of Impending Doom and Oblige, THE DEVASTATED have been hard at work crafting their first eardrum assault! The band is currently wrapping up tracking with young producer Chris Eck, and mixing later this month with Daniel Castleman at Lambesis Studios in San Diego, CA. Now, Century Media is excited to announce that THE DEVASTATED has inked a worldwide deal with the label and is gearing up to release this dirty, destructive record this summer.


THE DEVASTATED states: “We are proud to announce our signing to Century Media Records. The backing and tremendous sense of family is that of which we have always hoped for in a label. We knew almost immediately that this was the perfect fit. We can’t wait to release the record and get out on the road. Expect the unexpected and stay tuned to our facebook page for constant updates.”


To get a taste of what THE DEVASTATED is all about, head over to their official Facebook page to hear a rough version of the song “Pseudo Smile Campaign”:


THE DEVASTATED are also set to hit the road with Suicide Silence as part of the Black Dynamite Tour. Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker had the following to say about the band: “The Devastated is the heaviest thing to hit the Earth since the asteroids that killed off the dinosaurs.” Additional support will come from I Declare War and dates can be found below.


3/27/11 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Downtown Brew

3/28/11 – Lancaster, CA – Mango Tango

3/29/11 – Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk

3/30/11 – Chico, CA – Senator Theatre

3/31/11 – Reno, NV – The Alley

4/01/11 – Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s Pizza


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March 18th, 2011
by EvilG


Californian thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD are currently on the road in Europe with fellow thrashers LAZARUS A.D. for a co-headlining tour.

The band are tearing their way around 14 countries and have just wrapped up the first leg of the tour in the UK.  The shows are BONDED BY BLOOD’s first appearances in Europe with their new frontman, MAURO GONZALEZ.

BONDED BY BLOOD bassist JERRY GARCIA has posted an update from the road.  An excerpt follows:

“Well it’s been 10 days now since we landed in Europe.  I was excited to return here and do an actual tour this time around!  The tour has been great thus far…  Minus a few bumps on the road here and there.  Luckily everything has been sorted out and we seem to be back in full throttle for the next few weeks.

“Apparently there has been many things going on across the globe in the past week or so; watching footage of the tsunami in Japan was something that I will never, ever forget…  My thoughts go out to the Japanese that were affected by these events.

“I love the UK, it reminds me a lot of the States but with a different atmosphere.  The shows have been pretty great, especially in Leeds and in Glasgow!  Thank you for the good times, UK!

“Tonight is our first night here in Germany.  So far the hospitality has been great and I’m glad to be out of the UK and explore new countries!  Thank you to everyone that has come out to see us over the past 9 days, you guys kick ass!”

Read the full tour blog at

Catch BONDED BY BLOOD on tour in Europe with LAZARUS A.D. at the following remaining shows:

Mar. 18 – Zürich, Switzerland – Dynamo
Mar. 19 – Prague, Czech Republic – Modra Vopice
Mar. 20 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
Mar. 21 – Vienna, Austria – 3Raum/Arena
Mar. 22 – Bologna, Italy – Lazzaretto
Mar. 23 – Barcelona, Spain – Mephisto
Mar. 24 – Madrid, Spain – Hebe
Mar. 25 – Paris, France – Paris Extreme
Mar. 26 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27 Black
Mar. 27 – Porto, Portugal – Porto Rio
Mar. 29 – Hamburg, Germany – Headcrush
Mar. 30 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Merleyn
Mar. 31 – Copenhagen, Denmark – The Rock
Apr. 01 – Cologne, Germany – The Underground
Apr. 02 – Bruges, Belgium – JH Comma

View the European tour flyer at

Following their European tour, BONDED BY BLOOD will head back out on the road in North America.  See them live at the following shows:

Apr. 17 – Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY

Apr. 18 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
Apr. 19 – Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
Apr. 20 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
Apr. 22 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Apr. 23 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Apr. 24 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 25 – The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Apr. 26 – Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
Apr. 27 – The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL
Apr. 28 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Apr. 29 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 01 – Clicks – Tyler, TX
May 02 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
May 03 – Trees – Dallas, TX
May 05 – Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
May 06 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
May 07 – The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ (w/ D.R.I.)
May 08 – Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ (w/ D.R.I.)
May 09 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
May 10 – The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
May 11 – The Grand Ballroom at Regency Center – San Francisco, CA
May 12 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
May 13 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
May 14 – The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
May 16 – Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
May 18 – Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
May 19 – Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL
May 20 – Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
May 21 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
May 22 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

May 23 – Expo Five – Louisville, KY
May 24 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
May 26 – The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
May 27 – The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA
May 28 – MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA
May 29 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
May 31 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA

BONDED BY BLOOD’s new album, EXILED TO EARTH, is available now worldwide on limited edition CD with a free patch, as well as special low price CD and limited edition coloured vinyl.

Get the album now in Europe at or in North America at

Get more BONDED BY BLOOD news and info at:

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Art of Dying Listening Party

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

To celebrate their debut album on Disturbed’s Intoxication Records imprint on Reprise, Art of Dying will be featuring a Facebook listening party for Vices and Virtues starting today, Friday, March 18th at 10:00 a.m. PST. Click “Like” on the band’s Facebook page to listen to the whole album until Monday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m PST. Be the first to listen before the album is released! Check it out

This hard rock band from Vancouver, Canada, known for their unique three part harmonies and blaring guitars, will be debuting their first major-label album,  Vices and Virtues, on March 22, 2011. The band consists of vocalist/lyricist Jonny Hetherington, guitarist Greg Bradley, guitarist Tavis Stanley, bassist Cale Gontier, and drummer Jeff Brown. Before signing to Intoxication Records, Art of Dying had released their own self-titled debut in 2006. This album landed them a nomination for a Canadian Radio Music Award and also won them the prestigious Seeds radio contest in Vancouver, past winners of which have included Nickelback and Theory of a Deadman.

Their first single, “Die Trying,” is currently climbing the active rock charts and they will soon embark on the Avalanche tour with Stone Sour, Theory Of A Deadman, Skillet, and Halestorm which kicks off March 24 in Chicago, IL. Their new song, Completely, premiered on Check it out here:


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OZZY OSBOURNE – Blizzard Of Ozz, Diary Of A Madman Definitive Edition Details

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG
OZZY OSBOURNE - Blizzard Of Ozz

OZZY OSBOURNE - Blizzard Of Ozz

On May 31st, music fans will have their first taste of re-issues from rock icon OZZY OSBOURNE’s catalog of work, with the releases of two albums which form the cornerstone of Ozzy Osbourne’s career as a solo artist: Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman (Epic Records/Legacy Recordings).


Long revered by rock fans around the world, these two albums created a template for hard rock in the 1980’s and beyond as they were marked by the ground-breaking and historic union of Ozzy and the late guitar hero Randy Rhoads. These definitive versions of 1980’s Blizzard Of Ozz (with previously unreleased bonus tracks) and 1981’s Diary Of A Madman are available individually on vinyl or CD, or together in a deluxe collector’s box. All versions were restored and remastered from the original analog sources by George Marino.


The 30th Anniversary Edition of Blizzard Of Ozz CD includes the original album in its entirety, restored and remastered for this edition, with bonus tracks, while the new Legacy Edition of Diary Of A Madman includes the original album in its entirety, restored and remastered for this edition, with a bonus second CD of previously unreleased live performances featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads with rhythm section Rudy Sarzo (bass) and Tommy Aldridge (drums). A single disc version of the remastered Diary Of A Madman will also be available.


For serious fans and collectors, the limited edition 30th Anniversary deluxe boxed set houses the restored and remastered vinyl and CD editions of Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman, the Ozzy Live compact disc. Beyond the music, the box set is highlighted by a variety of exclusives including an expansive 100-page coffee table book, a two-sided wall-size poster, a precise and detailed full-size replica of Ozzy’s iconic gold cross that he has worn for 30 years, and Thirty Years After The Blizzard DVD.


This new Thirty Years After The Blizzard DVD chronicles Ozzy’s years with Randy Rhoads features previously unseen footage of Ozzy and Randy filmed in 1981 & 1982; it incorporates rare archival photos and films; along with new and revelatory interviews with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD), STEVE VAI, NIKKI SIXX, ROB HALFORD, ZAKK WYLDE, BLACK SABBATH’s Bill Ward and more. The DVD also contains over 70 minutes of additional rare live performances and interviews; included is the premiere of more than 30 minutes of newly-discovered never-bootlegged footage of Ozzy and Randy from the Blizzard Of Ozz tour shot from the front of the stage at New York’s fabled Palladium on May 2nd, 1981. This new feature is a must-see for aficionados of Ozzy’s epic release, Blizzard of Ozz and its pivotal effect on rock & roll history.


Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman are landmark albums that took metal in a new direction in the early 1980’s, inspiring whole new generations of rock bands and fans. ‘Crazy Train’, the first single from Blizzard Of Ozz, has become one of Ozzy’s musical signatures, a perennial on the rock playlists and as part of Ozzy’s live performances.


Blizzard Of Ozz (30th Anniversary Expanded Edition) tracklisting:

‘I Don’t Know’

‘Crazy Train’

‘Goodbye To Romance’


‘Suicide Solution’

‘Mr. Crowley’

‘No Bone Movies’

‘Revelation (Mother Earth)’

‘Steal Away (The Night)’


Bonus Tracks:

‘You Looking At Me, Looking At You’ (Non-LP B-Side, Previously Unreleased in the U.S.)

‘Goodbye To Romance’ (2010 Guitar & Vocal Mix, Previously Unreleased)

‘RR’ (Previously Unreleased – Randy Rhoads guitar solo)


Diary Of A Madman (Legacy Edition) tracklisting:

Disc 1:

‘Over The Mountain’

‘Flying High Again’

‘You Can’t Kill Rock And Roll’


‘Little Dolls’



‘Diary Of A Madman’


Disc 2:

Ozzy Live (recorded on the Blizzard Of Ozz tour)

‘I Don’t Know’

‘Crazy Train’


‘Mr. Crowley’

‘Flying High Again’

‘Revelation (Mother Earth)’

‘Steal Away (The Night)’

‘Suicide Solution’

‘Iron Man’

‘Children Of The Grave’



Diary of a Madman/Blizzard of Ozz 30th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set:

Box Set Includes:

Blizzard Of Ozz (30th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

Diary Of A Madman (Legacy Edition)

Blizzard Of Ozz (180-gram LP – original album only)

Diary Of A Madman (180-gram LP – original album only)

DVD contains Thirty Years After The Blizzard documentary – and additional rare and unreleased performances and interviews.


With combined worldwide sales of more than 10 million copies, Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman have been awarded gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications in a variety of countries including Canada, Korea, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Brazil, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States, where Blizzard of Ozz has been certified RIAA 4x platinum and Diary of a Madman is RIAA triple platinum.


One of the most iconic figures in pop culture, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy winner Ozzy Osbourne has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, approximately 50 million with his seminal metal band Black Sabbath and the rest as a solo artist.


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March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

CARY, N.C.—March 17, 2011—Developers at Fallen Earth, LLC today released their latest patch, version 1.8, for the self-titled post-apocalyptic massively multiplayer online game (MMO), Fallen Earth. Patch v1.8 features a new territory with all-new content and achievements, enhancements to the economy and the introduction of Nuclear Blast Radio.

The new territory, titled Terminal Woods boasts 50 new missions, a PvP zone, several new camps and encounter areas, recipes and gear as well as additional achievements. At about half the size of a full Sector, players will enjoy an all-new ecosystem which introduces new creatures as well as bosses.

“In Terminal Woods, players start to receive hints as to why there is a huge wall between Sector 4’s Alpha County andKaibab Forest,” said Senior Game Designer, Marie Croall. “Pieces of the story are beginning to unravel, giving players much more to look forward to as we head to Sector 4.”

Working closely with Nuclear Blast Records and several of the label’s hit artists, developers are also introducingNuclear Blast Radio (NBR). The radio features over a dozen tracks across multiple artists and players can tune into the station at the new underground bunker bar located in the town of Boneclaw in Sector 1.

The latest patch also includes several improvements to the economy, the addition of two new chat channels to enhance grouping and socializing and a slew of general fixes.

For more information about Fallen Earth or to download a free trial, visit

About Fallen Earth, LLC

Formed in 2003, FALLEN EARTH, LLC is a special purpose entity born out of Icarus Studios dedicated to the production of the independently produced and published, massively multiplayer online game (MMO) unlike any other, Fallen Earth. Set in the Grand Canyon in 2156 and mixing first-person shooter-style action with role-playing game design, Fallen Earthallows players to explore a post-apocalyptic world through crafting, trading, and scavenging. Fallen Earth is co-developed with Icarus Studios using the patented technology xScape Platform and available exclusively for the PC. Fallen Earth is rated “M” for “Mature” by the ESRB.


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