BRIAN FORSYTHE of Rhino Bucket and Kix

February 26th, 2011
by Marko Syrjala




Brian Forsythe is best known for his work with successful U.S rockers Kix. The band started its career in the late 70’s with the classic line up of Brian Forsythe, vocalist Steve Whiteman, guitarist Ronnie Younkins, drummer Jimmy Chalfant and bassist Donnie Purnell. They released such hard rock classics as MIDNITE DYNAMITE, BLOW MY FUSE and HOT WIRE. Brian left the band in 1992 but he briefly returned to play in Kix’s final studio release SHOW BUSINESS which was released in 1995.  After some touring Brian left again and the whole band slowly disbanded until they decided to reform Kix without Donnie in 2004. Since then Kix have been playing some shows every then and now including Rocklahoma Festival in 2008. But there’s been more than just Kix in his musical journey. In addition to many projects during the years he’s currently playing with rockin’ country band The Shakehandlers as well as with blues band The Purple Gang but the main band for Brian currently is definitely Rhino Bucket.

Rhino Bucket was originally formed in 1987 and band find some great success with its 1990 s/t debut album. The sophomore album GET USED TO IT was released in 1992 but it failed to reach its predecessors success. PAIN, which featured former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright, came out in 1994 but soon band called it’s quits before returning again in 2001 with original members Georg Dolivo bassist Reeve Jones, drummer Liam Jason (who had changed his sex and was now called Jackie Enx!) and Brian who was now invited to join the bands ranks to replace Greg Fields. A new lineup released its first album AND THEN IT GOT UGLY in 2006 and THE HARDEST TOWN followed in 2009. The latter once again featured Simon Wright on drums. The bands latest release WHO’S GOT MINE saw the light of day in January of 2011 and soon after, for the first time ever, the band arrived in Finland to play a series of club shows around the country. Brian kindly sat down with us before the bands show in Helsinki and here are the results of our little conversation. Topics include, of course, the latest from Rhino Bucket camp and well as some Kix stuff as well… Read on!

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Crashdiet Winter Tour 2010 with Nasty Idols and Dirty Passion Kulturbolaget Malmoe Sweden

February 26th, 2011
by Anders Sandvall


Winter Tour – 2010

Nasty Idols – special guest

Dirty Passion – support act




10/12 – 2010


Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall


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THE BODY: Five-Week U.S. Tour Assault Begins This Weekend

February 25th, 2011
by EvilG

Not a band to sit around long enough for their smoldering amp heads to cool, THE BODY have just completed three shows in the Northeast US with Braveyoung, and are now entering full-on tour mode once again for the next five weeks.


Kicking off this Saturday evening in Ithaca, New York, the band will bulldoze another path across the country once again, including an appearance at next weeks’ massive Scion Rock Fest in California alongside Bastard Noise, Integrity, Morbid Angel, Obituary, Christian Mistress, Nails, Black Breath, Necrite and more.


THE BODY will also decimate multiple parties and showcases alongside Austin’s SXSW festivities, including the Converse and Thrasher’s Death Match alongside Zoroaster, Weedeater, Liturgy and Trash Talk, the BrooklynVegan/Profound Lore SXSW showcase with Dark Castle, Tombs, Grayceon, Wolvhammer, Castevet, Batillus, Altaar and Deafhaven, a party for their new booking agency Ballistic Missile Booking, and a Sleeping Giant Glossolalia/Not Not Fun day party on the last day of the fest, followed that same evening by a throwdown at Bro Fest with Liturgy, The Funeral Pyre, Owen Hart and more.


Following the multitude of live assaults in the Lone Star State, THE BODY will continue working their way back east alongside Australia’s disheartening Whitehorse for the following two weeks where they’ll complete the tour in their hometown of Providence, Rhode Island.


THE BODY U.S. Tour Assault:

2/26/2011 Community School Of Music + Arts – Ithaca, NY

2/27/2011 Helter Shelter – Pittsburgh, PA

3/03/2011 The Trainyard – Las Cruces, NM

3/04/2011 Trunkspace – Phoenix, AZ w/ Greg Ginn & The Royal We

3/05/2011 Scion Rock Fest – Pomona, CA

3/07/2011 Blast O Mat – Denver, CO

3/08/2011 The Bourbon Theatre (front room) – Lincoln, NE

3/09/2011 APOP Records – St. Louis, MO

3/10/2011 The Dojo – Indianapolis, IN

3/11/2011 The Project Lodge – Madison, WI

3/12/2011 Pancho’s – Chicago, IL

3/13/2011 Stubbed Lady – Kansas City, MO

3/14/2011 Downtown Music – Little Rock, AR

3/17/2011 Scoot Inn – Austin TX @ Converse and Thrasher’s Death Match [day show]

3/18/2011 The Iron Bear – Austin, TX @ Ballistic Missile Booking SXSW party

3/19/2011 Lovejoy’s – Austin, TX @ BrooklynVegan/Profound Lore SXSW showcase

3/20/2011 The Parlor – Austin, TX @ Sleeping Giant Glossolalia/Not Not Fun SXSW party

3/20/2011 Club Dada – Dallas, TX @ Bro Fest

3/21/2011 Sluggo’s – Pensacola, FL w/ Whitehorse

3/22/2011 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Whitehorse

3/23/2011 The Junkyard – Gainesville, FL w/ Whitehorse

3/24/2011 Transitions Art Gallery – Tampa, FL w/ Whitehorse

3/25/2011 Local 529 – Atlanta, GA w/ Whitehorse

3/26/2011 Motorco Music Hall – Raleigh, NC w/ Whitehorse

3/27/2011 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Whitehorse

3/28/2011 Golden West – Baltimore, MD w/ Whitehorse, Oak

3/29/2011 *TBA – Washington, DC w/ Whitehorse

3/30/2011 The Ox – Philadelphia, PA w/ Whitehorse, Serpent Throne, James Plotkin

3/31/2011 *TBA – New York, NY w/ Whitehorse

4/01/2011 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Whitehorse, Unearthly Trance

4/02/2011 Machines With Magnets – Providence, RI w/ Whitehorse, Child Bite, Prussia

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‘METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries’ Book Cover Revealed

February 25th, 2011
by EvilG

Bazillion Points Books has revealed the final cover artwork for METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries, a mammoth 744-page hardcover journey into black metal, death metal, and beyond by Norway’s metal godfather Jon Kristiansen. “The greatest heavy metal story ever told” will be available June 6, 2011, wherever books are sold, and is available for preorder now with two bonus limited patches at this location:


Part anthology, part memoir, and years in the making, METALION includes over 600 reproduction pages from every issue of Slayer Mag, spanning from the early 1980s through 2010. In addition, author Jon Kristiansen recounts his life’s story, from alienated outsider to central figure in Norwegian black metal to world-weary metal survivor. The book also features over 100 rare photographs, including two color sections and a portrait gallery of photographs taken by Kristiansen himself.


The astonishing combination of archival material includes scores of key historic interviews with the most revered  figures in extreme metal, including Mayhem, Emperor, Slayer, Kreator, Nihilist, Celtic Frost, Bathory, Cathedral, Entombed, Morbid, Napalm Death, Metallica, Opeth, Cradle of Filth, Sadistik Execution, Usurper, Nifelheim, Darkthrone, Sodom, Destruction, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Exodus, Dissection, Candlemass, Carcass, Sepultura, Gorgoroth, Death, Watain, Sadus, Satyricon, Enslaved, Pentagram, Jarboe, Immortal, Possessed, Overkill, Ulver, Dark Angel, and countless others.


“From the start, I made Slayer Mag as honestly and as well as I could,” says Kristiansen. “I never knew any other way. I hope that I have produced something that will stand the test of time.”


Advance praise for METALION:


“The legendary Slayer Mag gets its long overdue anthology”-Decibel


“Presiding over the birth of extreme metal from its Scandinavian heartland, the first issue of the legendary Slayer Mag was cranked out in 1985 and over the years shifted its coverage to provide an insider view of Swedish death metal and Norwegian black metal through their formative and most controversial years.”-Terrorizer


“Best idea since sliced bread.”-Fenriz, Darkthrone

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February 25th, 2011
by EvilG

Frontiers Records is proud to announce the signing of Warrant, one of the most popular and successful American hard rock bands to come out of the Los Angeles musical scene. The band is currently in the studio recording a brand new album under the direction of Keith Olsen (Scorpions, Whitesnake and Night Ranger). The album tentatively titled “ROCKAHOLIC” is scheduled for a May 2011 Worldwide release.

Jerry Dixon commented, “The last few years has been like holding in a big “secret“ from the world and now we get to share it. I really think we captured a perfect mix of the past and present on this record. Each song has its own vibe that’s going to take people on a kick-ass Warrant rollercoaster ride. To help achieve an old school sound mixed with the flair of today, we called on the legendary Keith Olsen to do the production. There’s enough 80’s influence on songs like “Tears In The City” & “Sex Ain’t Love” to keep the die-hard Warrant fans rocking while introducing them to new material”.

Warrant has sold over 8 million records worldwide. The band first came into the spotlight with their debut multiplatinum album “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich”, which included the smash hit single “Heaven.” The band continued its success in the 90’s with the multiplatinum album “Cherry Pie” and the gold album “Dog Eat Dog”, both albums providing more hit singles in the Billboard Top 30.”ROCKAHOLIC” is sure to add more Billboard action for the band. With singer Robert Mason on lead vocals and original band members Erik Turner and Joey Allen on guitars, Jerry Dixon on bass and Steven Sweet on drums Warrant is ready to spread the ROCKAHOLIC addiction to the world.

2011 Rockaholic Schedule:
March: US Tour
April 29th – May 9th Australia Tour
May 13th – M3 Rock Festival
September: South America Tour
October: European Tour

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SYMFONIA: All-Star Melodic Metal Project To Release Debut Via Armoury Records This April

February 25th, 2011
by EvilG


New Song Stream Available — the new melodic metal project featuring the all-star lineup guitarist Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius), vocalist Andre Matos (ex-Angra), drummer Uli Kusch (ex-Helloween), bassist Jari Kainulainen (ex-Stratovarius) and keyboardist Mikko Harkin (ex-Sonata Artica) — are gearing up to release their debut full-length. Titled In Paradisum, the ten-track offering was recorded mainly in Finland, mixed and mastered in Italy and produced by Timo Tolkki. The record will be released in North America via Armoury Records on April 19, 2011.

To check out a stream of “Pilgrim Road,” the sixth track off In Paradisum, visit the band’s official website HERE [click the “News” link]. In Paradisum Track Listing:
01. Fields Of Avalon
02. Come By The Hills
03. Santiago
04. Alayna
05. Forevermore
06. Pilgrim Road
07. In Paradisum
08. Rhapsody In Black
09. I Walk In Neon
10. Don’t Let me Go

Honoring the heritage of their previous bands, SYMFONIA is a force no serious melodic metal fan will be able to ignore. The band made its live debut on February 18 at the Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki, Finland. To check out some fan-filmed video footage, point your browser HERE.

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Mark “M.E.” Edwards – Custom presets for new VST AMP RACK plugin; Statement regarding the recent passing of Gary Moore

February 25th, 2011
by EvilG

Steinberg USA has invited M.E. to design custom presets for the  new VST AMP RACK plugin  that comes with their new CUBASE 6 DAW software.  This is a great honor for M.E. These presets will be made available via download  from the Steinberg website in the coming months.

Meanwhile. M.E. will be demonstrating the VST AMP RACK during two New York City area CLUB CUBASE events during the first week of March. They will be held at GUITAR CENTER stores. Dates and information can be found at:


And a video has been uploaded to Youtube showing M.E. working on his presets with Steinberg’s Sal Pelaez at G&S Recording Studios in New Jersey. Check it out:


Screen shots from one of M.E.’s presets can be viewed at his Facebook page.


On a final, and sadder, note… below is M.E.s statement regarding the recent passing of Gary Moore.


On February 6, 2011, the world lost a legendary guitarist. Ireland’s Gary Moore. When I read the news, I was in shock.


I am a huge fan of Gary’s rock/metal work, and had the pleasure to see him live on the WILD FRONTIER tour. For about 25 years, I have been referring to Gary as “my favorite living guitarist”. He influenced me greatly. Just a week before his death, I had performed two of his tunes live. His instrumental BLINDER, and his version of Free’s WISHING WELL. And his influence from tunes like PARISIENNE WALKWAYS and THE MESSIAH WILL COME AGAIN can be found in a number of my songs, specifically LOVERS.


R.I.P. Gary Moore. We lost you far too soon….but your music will not only live on forever in your own recordings, but also in the inspiration you have given other players who will continue to speak your praises. – Mark “M.E.” Edwards Guitarist/Overlorde

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Artillery – world-premiere of the video “Warrior Blood”

February 25th, 2011
by EvilG

The promo video to “Warrior Blood” – a track from “My Blood”, the forthcoming album by Artillery – is available on Metal Mind Productions’ channel on YouTube. The video was recorded in early February with Morten Madsen as a producer.

Artillery on the set of the video - photo by John-son

Artillery on the set of the video - photo by John-son

As previously announced, Artillery, one of the best thrash metal bands around, returns with a brand new studio album. New material entitled “My Blood” is the follow-up to their highly acclaimed album “When Death Comes” (2009). The album will be released as a jewel case CD and as a digipak CD including 2 bonus tracks. Japanese edition of the album will include an exclusive bonus track which won’t be available elsewhere. Metal Mind Productions set the release date for 21st March in Europe, 16th March in Japan (via King Records) and 5th April in USA (via MVD).

Denmark’s Artillery is one of Europe’s earliest exponents of thrash metal and the band’s contribution to the bourgeoning genre is difficult to ignore. The Danish quartet successfully managed to fuse an abrasive brutality with technicality and good melodies, with the noteworthy guitar leads of the Stützer brothers as well as the remarkable vocals from Flemming Rønsdorf serving as highlights. Due to Artillery’s demos being well distributed, the band gained worldwide recognition even before the release of their first official album; and the band’s first three studio albums, “Fear of Tomorrow”, “Terror Squad” and “By Inheritance”, all assumed the status of classics in the thrash genre. However, due to lack of support from labels and internal band disputes, Artillery never really achieved their big breakthrough and thus split up in 1991. In late 1999, Artillery reunited and released the critically acclaimed album “B.A.C.K.”, but they never really took off as a band again. A few live appearances came in the wake of the release, only to be followed by silence. However, in 2008 the classic core of Artillery, consisting of Morten and Michael Stützer as well as Peter Thorslund (bass) and Carsten N. Nielsen (drums) rejoined forces and subsequently employed new vocalist Søren Adamsen, who provided the band with a rejuvenated energy and a musical prowess that was soon witnessed on the live DVD “One Foot in the Grave, The Other One in the Trash”, containing updated versions of classic material. Another new chapter in the life of Artillery has now begun with their brand new studio album, “My Blood”, which contains 11 blistering tracks that fill the void between past glory and future splendor. New material was recorded between November 2010 and January 2011 at Medley Studios in Denmark with Søren Andersen as the producer. The band promote the new album with a video clip to the track “Warrior Blood”. What can we expect from the musical side of the new album? Guitarist Michael Stützer says: “The sound is a bit more heavy than it was on ‘When Death Comes’. The music is a mixture of our previous albums ‘When Death Comes’ and ‘By Inheritance’, with a slight touch of ‘Terror Squad’ and ‘Fear of Tomorrow’ with some oriental pieces.” The producer Søren Andersen added: “There is an almost rock´n roll feeling in some of the songs”.

Artillery - My Blood

Artillery - My Blood

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February 25th, 2011
by EvilG

After Baton Rogue Morgue our Agency signs another amazing band coming out from the cold lands of Finland: SKULLDRIVER!!!

– Here some biographical notes to present the band:

It all started back in 1999 in a small redneck village in the southern part of Finland called Liljendal.

Kuli and Karda a.k.a “Mr.Deeler” where about 16 years old, they started jamming together with their friend Joni Kosonen (who now plays guitar in a band called Circle of Contempt).

They started a band called Infiltrator and played together for a few years playing mostly covers, but had a few songs of their own. As the years went on Joni moved with his family to the northern part of Finland, the rest of the guys got kicked out from their rehearsal place wich was supported by the church, due to some conflicting opinions with the local priest and soon the band would split.

In 2005 the guys came together again.

Pede and Kuli found themselves jamming together and Karda was heading back home, later to be known as camp Skulldriver.

Some new members were joining, Jocke a.k.a “J.P Ecker Holmes” and Tomi.

Now things started to happen.

New material was written immediately.

Hard riffing ,grooving and with a touch of insane energy …Skulldriver was founded…

In 2006 they released their first EP with the tracks Locomotive and Push the button.

For about a year the band played shows here and there in small clubs and bars and the audience feedback was overwhelming.

New material kept coming and a new EP with the songs “Saviour” and “Usage” wich was released on the internet.

The guys continued writing material and playing gigs with such bands as Kiuas, Omnium gatherum, Sturm und drang, Baton Rogue Morgue, Coprolith, Trident, Millennia and many more. The reputation in the Finninsh underground metal scene was here to stay, and is yet growing!

In 2009 the former drummer of Millennia called Arska joined the Skulldriver crew as a third guitar player, the redneck godforsaken bastard crew was complete, he found his place immediately and it didn´t take long for the guys to decide to make a full-length album consisting of old and new material. And so in January 2010 “Facts, Fictions and Fucked up Situations” was self released.

– Web resources:

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THE POODLES – The new videoclip “Cuts Like a Knife”

February 25th, 2011
by EvilG

THE POODLES have unleashed a new video for  “Cuts Like a Knife”. The new videoclip is  taken from the forthcoming album  “Performocracy”  out on in Europe on April the 15 th 2011,  May 3rd 2011 in North America.

THE POODLES - “Performocracy”

THE POODLES - “Performocracy”

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EYEHATEGOD Ready For Tomorrow’s Annual Mardi Gras Show

February 24th, 2011
by EvilG

Band Returns Safely From Their East Coast Tour; Mike Williams Comments On CT Cancellation The members of EYEHATEGOD arrived home from their latest East Coast run of dates earlier this week with varying degrees of injuries — mental, spiritual and physical. Dubbed the “Unchecking Our Already Questionable Health In A Shitty Van Tour 2011,” vocalist Mike Williams, guitarists Jimmy Bower and Brian Patton, bassist Gary Mader and drummer Joey LaCaze, kicked off the festivities in Philadelphia, PA on February 16th and systematically leveled clubs in Baltimore, Brooklyn, Syracuse and Boston before being forced to miss their show in Connecticut

Commented Williams of the cancellation: “Due to horribly bad weather, we had to cancel our Milford, Connecticut show on Monday in order to make it back down South. Many apologies to the true fans who came to the show disappointed. EYEHATEGOD are greedy, money pig bastards, so don’t think we passed up this gig for any other reason but shitty snow and ice.” Check out footage of the band playing a new tune at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia HERE

Bringing the festivities to a close, the proud brothers of New Orleans riff debauchery and feedback will play their annual Mardi Gras show tomorrow at Siberia with Phobia and Venomous Maximus.

February 25, 2011
2227 St Claude Ave.
New Orleans, LA

As previously reported, EYEHATEGOD will unleash an official live DVD on March 22 via MVD. Simply titled Live, the 88-minute production features multi-camera footage from 2009 (Baltimore, MD) and 2010 (Cleveland, OH), with bonus clips from the last show of their 2010 European tour and videos never before released before on DVD. A perfect dose of Black Flag meets Black Sabbath in ragged, live glory. For more info, point your browser HERE.

Don’t forget to check out EYEHATEGOD‘s newly launched website at:

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February 24th, 2011
by EvilG

The Canadian blackened doom merchants, WOODS OF YPRES have lined up a North American tour in support of the EARACHE reissue of the their acclaimed 2009 effort, WOODS IV: THE GREEN ALBUM. This will be WOODS OF YPRES‘ first full-on tour since mainman David Gold got back from a teaching stint in Kuwait.

Back on the road where he belongs, David checked in to say a few words about his anticipation for the tour

“It’s perfect!  W4: The Green Album was always intended to be a “spring” album centred around themes of rain, renewal, reinvention and recycling of the soul and here we are at the dirty end of winter 2011, having The Green Album re-released on Earache Records and touring the east coast in the very green and hopeful but yet typically still cold and cloudy month of March. It’ll include a special green beer St. Patrick’s Day show in Worcester and a long awaited return to celtic-flavoured Eastern Canada!  So pack a cheap umbrella of which you can plan to get drunk and forget at the venue because us bad-luck-fucks are bringing our no-leaf-clover doom and gloom to your town this March with the black cloud-still-a-followin’ over our heads. Even though we’ve got nothin’ left to lose and no other purpose left in life but to exhibit our cathartic recklessness for your entertainment.

We knew what love was and now, we also know how to be cruel.  A WOODS OF YPRES show is a heavy, heaving slab of both.  It’s poison-medicine for both hardworking modern minds who’ve just given up on their dreams and fellow bleeding fucking hearts who no longer give a shit. Anyways, the timing of The Green Album re-release and The Green Album tour may be the first thing in the history of this band that has ever gone right…so we’re very excited and surprised about the coincidence, because that’s all is really is.  Bring your merch money for a “Wet Leather” t-shirt and a Green Album double-vinyl. See you in March!  Come drink beers, hear the band’s music and watch watch us personally destroy what’s left of ourselves!”

Here are the dates:

March 10 – Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario @ The Rosie
March 11 – Sudbury Ontario, @ The Serbian Centre (Sudbury Metalfeast)
March 12 – Barrie, Ontario @ The Fox Lounge
March 13 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Mod Club
March 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johhny Brenda’s
March 16 – New York City, NY @ The Bowery Electric
March 17 – Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Rock Diner
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 here:

WOODS OF YPRES, has released a brand new music video for the song “I Was Buried In Mount Pleasant Cemetery.” Richly colored and drenched with scenes of mourning, regret and memories of better times, the video perfectly primes fans for the March 22 reissue of WOODS IV: THE GREEN ALBUM, as well as the impending release of WOODS V later this year.

Watch the new video for “I Was Buried In Mount Pleasant Cemetery” here:

will be reissued by EARACHE RECORDS in North America on March 22nd. For more info, go to

The entire WOODS OF YPRES catalogue is now available on iTunes: and

WOODS OF YPRES official site:


official UltimateMetal forum:

‘Like’ WOODS OF YPRES on Facebook:

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Aurora Borealis – Free CD Download Available

February 24th, 2011
by EvilG
Aurora Borealis - Timeline: The Beginning and End Of Everything

Aurora Borealis - Timeline: The Beginning and End Of Everything

After tons of long hard work we are proud to share the new Aurora Borealis cd Timeline: The Beginning and End Of Everything. The CD is available as a free download Courtesy of Aurora Borealis.  They are 256kb mp3’s and full high res art / layout. A direct Link is Here:

The Hard Copy of the cd is only available through the band by pay pal or by sending check or money order to Ron Vento 3432 Rockefeller CT Waldorf MD 20602 $10 USA and $14 World. It has a 12 page full color booklet with artwork by Ron Miller (production designer for the movie Dune)  There will only be one pressing. The cd was recorded at Nightsky Studios.

“Timeline: The Beginning And End Of Everything”, which was produced by the band’s guitarist/vocalist Ron Vento, marks the recording debut of drummer Mark Green. It will consist of nine tracks and two narratives. The album is a conceptual effort that starts from the beginning of all existence and continues through until the very end of universe and the eventual retraction and rebirth of it all.

“Timeline: The Beginning And End Of Everything” track listing:

01. Our Legacy
02. Crucible Of Creation
03. Formation
04. Stygian Depths
05. A Creature Called Human (Among Other Things)
06. The Evolution After Evolution
07. The Only Space Race That Matters
08. Beyond The Oort Cloud
09. Tearing Holes In The Fabric Of Time
10. Prelude To Cessation
11. The Rebirth

Now on facebook at!/pages/Aurora-Borealis-official/110855228945757


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Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne Band) Nominated In The “Best Drummer” Category At Revolver’s Golden Gods Awards

February 24th, 2011
by EvilG

Tommy Clufetos is easily one of the most exciting drummers around today as his jaw-dropping performances on stage with Ozzy Osbourne left hundreds of thousands breathless. His drumming prowess is further validated as Revolver Magazine’s Golden Gods Awards has nominated him in the “Best Drummer” category, which is decided upon by fan voting. Click now on the link below to cast your vote for Tommy now and stay tuned as the winners will be announced live on April 20th at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles.

Tommy Clufetos states: “I’m honored to be nominated for ‘Best Drummer’ at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards, and to be in the same company with such amazing musicians! I look forward to a great night.”

For additional information on Tommy Clufetos feel free to check out

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LAST CHANCE TO REASON Post New Track On Facebook

February 24th, 2011
by EvilG

Experimental prog-metal sextet, LAST CHANCE TO REASON, has posted the track, “Coded To Fail,” on their Facebook page. Go there now and “Like” the profile to get an exclusive listen to the track from their Prosthetic Records’ debut, “Level 2,” due out in North America on April 12th. Be sure to “share” the page! Pre-order for the CD, on its own, or with a shirt is available at PROSTHETIC’s official webstore. Last week, the band unveiled a sneak peak at the “Level 2” video game, inspired by the album. Check out the footage now. The band is currently on a Canadian tour and will join Atheist for dates in early March. They will also be appearing at this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.


LAST CHANCE TO REASON teamed up with producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me) to create a modern take on the classic progressive concept album. Drawing influence from the 70’s prog of King Crimson and Yes, composers Steve Reich and Schoenberg as well as prog-metal masters Opeth, Dream Theater and Cynic, LCTR’s “Level 2” takes the band in awe-inspiring new directions.


Set in a Tron-like virtual world, the album’s concept revolves around the relationship between man and technology, our move from physical reality to virtual spaces and what these changes mean to our lives and our art. The lyrics are expressed from the point of view of an artificial intelligence facing the violent reality of a videogame world.


Catch the band live:

2/23 Barrie ON – The Mansion #

2/24 Brantford ON – Club NV #

2/25 Sudbury ON – Jubilee #

2/26 Thunder Bay ON – Croc’s #

2/27 Winnipeg, MB- The Zoo #

3/01 Saskatoon SK – Walkers #

3/02 Edmonton AB – Avenue Theater #

3/03 Lethbridge, AB – The Royal Canadian Legion #

3/07 Toronto, ON- Wreck Room %

3/08 Monteal, QC- Petit Campus *

3/09 NYC, NY- Santos Party House *

3/10 Baltimore, MD- Sonar *

3/12 Atlanta, GA- The Masquerade *

4/16 Worcester, MA- The Palladium, NE Metal and Hardcore Fest

# w/ Within The Ruins, Suffokate, The Contortionist

% w/ Atheist

* w/ Atheist, A Life Once Lost, Revocation


Since forming in 2005, LAST CHANCE TO REASON has shared the stage with Born of Osiris, Genghis Tron, Periphery, The Red Chord, Daath, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Unearth and many more.

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