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Atlanta based blacked doom quartet, WITHERED, has launched the second track from their upcoming album, “Dualitas,” due out Nov. 09/10. “The Progenitor’s Grasp” is available now, exclusively at Brooklyn Vegan. http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/10/new_withered_mp.html The lead track, “Extinguished With the Weary,” debuted recently as part of the new “Metal Swim” collection, presented by Scion A/V and Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. It can be heard streaming on the band’s myspace page now http://www.myspace.com/withered
Like its predecessor, the critically acclaimed “Static Tensions,” “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). Pre-order for the album is available now. (http://store.prostheticrecords.com/index.php/bands/withered) 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.”
Joining up with label mates SKELETONWITCH and LANDMINE MARATHON for the “North American Skullsplitter 2010 Tour.” Their confirmed dates are:
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)%
WITHERED appeared on the “Blackened Fest” in 2009 with Mayhem, and also toured with Watain, Marduk, and appeared at 2009’s inaugural Scion Rock Fest, along with Skeletonwitch, Mastodon, Torche, and more, as well as Maryland Death Fest.
Some past praise for WITHERED:
“A fusion of black metal, doom, grind and crust that somehow evoked both lacerating primitivism and next-level sophistication.” — Decibel
“An unholy combo of death/doom, crusty grindcore, blazing black metal and dexterous post-rock.” — Decibel
“Withered combine a love for Norwegian black metal, grindcore, Swedish melodic death metal and reverberating doom. They celebrate everything that is righteous about metal from the last 15 years.” — Metal Hammer
“A combination of rampaging blackened metal, wallowing, doom-styled heaviosity and punk-charged urgency, Withered set a new standard for contemporary metal.” — Metal Hammer
“Dense, lurching doom…songs as bleak and fraught with palpable tension as a blackened tornado funnel cloud on a distant horizon.” — Revolver
“Withered delight in infusing their love of the chilly blasting of black metal and the lumbering fury of death metal with the forward-thinking prog sludge perfected by Mastodon.” — Kerrang
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The Dead Walk Again in 2010 and ODERUS URUNGUS is among them
Oderus Urungus, chief scumdog of marauding mutant metal impresarios GWAR, will be dropping by Trinity Bellwoods Park on Saturday Oct. 23rd, 2010 to be given the newly minted title of Honorary Grand Marshal. Oderus will start the zombie walk by making an opening announcement to the ravenous undead hordes before sending them forth with the new tradition of The Throwing of the Severed Head.
The Toronto Zombie Walk will be hosting its eighth annual zombie walk on Saturday, October 23, 2010 and is the biggest Zombie walk in North America! The walking dead will begin their 5 kill-o-meter lurch across Toronto from Trinity Bellwoods Park to Christie Pits Park at 3pm. Pre-festivities start at 12pm and include Henry’s Photo Booth to preserve all your undead memories, Creeped Out’s annual Blood Booth, prize give-aways to die for and a dubbing of The 2010 Toronto Zombie Walk Grand Marshal, Oderus Urungus, at 3pm.
Registration for The Toronto Zombie Walk is free and open to all. Participants can register for the walk in advance on the Toronto Zombie Walk website, or in person at Eyesore Cinema or Starstruck Entertainment (Square One, Mississauga) or they can register on the day of, at the walk. http://www.torontozombiewalk.ca/2010_registration.php | http://www.torontozombiewalk.ca
GWAR’s latest masterpiece “Bloody Pit of Horror” will be in stores on November 9th, but you can pre-order your copy today from the official GWAR page on the Metal Blade Records website at: http://www.metalblade.com/gwar. The landing page includes all current tour dates, GWAR footage from BOTH Gwar.tv and MetalBlade.tv, and pre-orders for “Bloody Pit of Horror” on CD, a GWAR t-shirt, or the ultimate “Bloody Pit” package that includes the CD, the GWAR t-shirt, and a 12×12 autographed cover print!
First single “Zombies, March!” is up now on http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/music/1043
Tour w/ The Casualties, Infernaeon, Mobile Deathcamp
10/07 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
10/08 Ybor City, FL The Ritz Ybor
10/09 Orlando, FL Firestone Live
10/10 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
10/11 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
10/12 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
10/13 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
10/14 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
10/15 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
10/16 Worcester, MA The Palladium – Rock N Shock Festival
10/17 Montreal, QB Theatre Telus
10/19 Moncton, NB Club Oxygen
10/20 Halifax, NS The New Palace
10/22 Quebec City, QC Theatre Imperial
10/23 Toronto, ON Opera House
10/24 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
10/26 Chicago, IL House of Blues
10/27 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
10/29 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
10/30 Detroit, MI Harpo’s
10/31 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
11/02 Dallas, TX House of Blues
11/03 Little Rock, AR The Village
11/04 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
11/05 Houston, TX House of Blues
11/06 Austin, TX Waterloo Park – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Second Leg Of Tour w/ The Casualties, Infernaeon, Mobile Deathcamp
11/08 Lawrence, KS Granada
11/09 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
11/10 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
11/11 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater
11/12 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
11/13 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
11/14 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
11/15 San Diego, CA House of Blues
11/16 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
11/17 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theatre
11/18 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
11/19 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
11/20 Bend, OR Midtown Music Hall
11/21 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
11/22 Pomona, CA The Glass House
11/24 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air
11/26 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
11/27 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
11/28 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
11/29 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
12/01 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Centre
12/02 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall Ballroom
12/03 Regina, SK Riddell Centre
12/04 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick Centre
12/06 Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze
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BISON b.c. will be touring in support of their most recent release Dark Ages, which just came out via Metal Blade Records on April 13 2010. Previous tours in support of Dark Ages have seen BISON b.c. out with bands such as High On Fire, Shadows Fall, Priestess, Kylessa, Baroness, 3 Inches of Blood, and just recently Helmet just to name a few. Since its release, Dark Ages has been met by praise from fans and critics alike. Here is what critics have been saying about the band’s third release and second for Metal Blade:
“Bison b.c. thinks as epic as prehistoric predecessor Mastodon, with Thin Lizzy corollaries and a hardcore fifth gear with vocals to match.” The Austin Chronicle
“colossal, large, big as it gets, massive… They delivered a level of volume and energy that started everybody off six beers deep.” Decibel Magazine
“Dark Ages is another strong outing from what is turning out to be a truly special band. More importantly for those in a constant pursuit of heaviness, Dark Ages is not the sound of the earth moving off its axis; it is the sound of Bison b.c. shoving it off with contemptuous rage.” Blabbermouth.net
NEW TOUR DATES:
10.12 Armstrong, BC @ The Branding Iron Pub
10.14 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s
10.15 Brandon, MB @ Parthenon Pizza
10.16 Winnipeg, MB @ Royal Albert Hotel
10.17 Thunder Bay, ON @ Kilroy’s
10.19 London, ON @ London Music Hall
10.20 Ottawa, ON @ Cafe De Kcuf
10.21 Montreal, QC @ II Motore
10.22 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
10.23 Windsor, ON @ Blind Dog
12.10 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
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R.I.P. Steve Lee (Gotthard)
According to Switzerland’s Blick.ch, GOTTHARD singer Steve Lee was killed in a motorcycle accident in Nevada yesterday (Tuesday, October 5 at 16:13 PM). He was 47 years old.
Lee was on a Töfftour with 30 colleagues when they pulled over to put on their rain gear on Interstate 15 between Mesquite and Las Vegas, NV. A trucked seized and hit five parked motorbikes including Lee’s who died on the scene.
Lee’s girlfriend Brigitte Voss Balzarini and Gotthard bassist Marc Lynn (45) were also injured in the accident.
Bassist Chris Von Rohr of fellow Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS told Blick: “I’m speechless, can even think of what to say. My deepest condolences.”
Gotthard Manager Jan Bayati said “It is a tragedy. Even the American media will report on the tragic accident.”
Joe Fackrell, spokesman for the Nevada Highway Patrol confirmed the death. Whether the driver will be charged is not yet known.
View an In Memoriam video here.
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Blood Stain Child, Japanese cyber-melodeath band with contemporary Japanese music culture influences, signs with Coroner Records for the release of its fifth album.
The album will be released in the spring of 2011, although the release date has not been confirmed yet. Ettore Rigotti (Disarmonia Mundi, Slowmotion Apocalypse, Destrage, Stigma) will take care of production, mix and mastering of the album in his “The Metal House” studios.
After the success of the previous album “Mozaiq”, mixed by Tue Madsen and released in Europe and America by Dockyard1/Locomotive and after some line-up problems, the band finally announces the new members: Greek vocalist Sophia and drummer GAMI (ex-Youthquake) had been added to the band.
Songs’ pre-productions with the new line-up have been completed and recording sessions for the fifth studio album have already started.
For more information about the band click here.
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Dimmu Borgir - Decibel Magazine’s November 2010 issue
Decibel Magazine’s November 2010 issue is available on newsstands now and features Norway’s symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR in a North American cover exclusive.
Metal journalist J. “Comrade” Bennett and celebrated band photographer Jon Pushnik traveled to Berlin, Germany in July to attend ABRAHADABRA’s exclusive listening party and be on-set while DIMMU BORGIR filmed the video for the “Gateways” single.
“DIMMU BORGIR pull a few rabbits out of their hat while putting the symphony into ‘symphonic black metal,’” reports Bennett. The feature addresses Aleister Crowley’s “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law” code of ethics, includes “Conductor in Extremis” Gaute Storaas weighing in on the new album, discusses the long-standing relationships between guitarist Silenoz, frontman Shagrath, and guitarist Galder, and delves into the often strange permutations of Dimmumania.
Issue #73 can be ordered directly from The Decibel Store by clicking here.
ABRAHADABRA will be released 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 is currently headlining their “Darkness Reborn World Tour” in Europe with fellow countrymen Enslaved and Sahg as opening acts. 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 video for the track “Gateways” can be viewed on the Nuclear Blast Europe & DIMMU BORGIR YouTube channels.
The “Gateways” single is available for purchase on iTunes at this location.
Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here.
Watch a new video interview by StormbringerZine with Silenoz and German album artist / painter / graphic designer Joachim Luetke (Arch Enemy, Kreator, Sopor Aeternus) here. Chuul.net’s interview with guitarist Galder can be viewed here.
Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.
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Shadows Fall - NEW DVD/CD ‘MADNESS IN MANILA’
PRE-ORDER FOR CD/DVD SET ‘MADNESS IN MANILA’ AVAILABLE NOW; HITS STORES ON OCTOBER 25TH 2010
Massachusetts’ SHADOWS FALL is pleased to announce an official listening party for the Madness in Manila CD/DVD on Friday, October 22nd in New York City at Idle Hands Bar. The listening party will begin at 10pm, and happens to be the last stop on the annual Heavy Hitter Inc. CMJ Bar Crawl (this event and the crawl are 21+). Idle Hands Bar is located downstairs at 25 Avenue B, and is co-owned by industry guru’s Marc Schapiro of Branch Marketing Collective and SHADOWS FALL’s very own manager, Dave ‘The Rev’ Ciancio of Yeah! Management. If you would like to RSVP for the Bar Crawl and the Madness in Manila listening party, please send an email with your full name to email@example.com.
AOL Music’s resident metal website Noisecreep.com recently debuted an exclusive live track, ‘A Public Execution’, cut from the band’s upcoming CD/DVD set titled Madness in Manila. The set is poised for release on October 25th, 2010, and marks the impressive 15 year anniversary of SHADOWS FALL! Head over to AOL Noisecreep to stream the track!
The band is offering an amazing pre-order offer for the Madness in Manila set, including three separate package options! See below for all pre-order options, and click the links to order your bundle:
- Pre- Order – Madness in Manila CD/DVD set – $18
- Pre- Order Bundle #1 – Madness in Manila CD/DVD set, exclusive SHADOWS FALL t-shirt – $28 **
- Pre- Order Bundle #2 – Madness in Manila CD/DVD set, exclusive SHADOWS FALL t-shirt, exclusive Madness in Manila 3-D laminate (only 100 being made) – $32 **
** Includes signed booklet while supplies last.
SHADOWS FALL’s first visit to Manila, Philippines came when many bands weren’t performing in the city, but through the immense devotion of their fans, the band had a massive, unprecedented reception. In April 2009, the band made their triumphant return to the Philippines to headline the Pulp Summer Slam Festival in Manila for over 22,000 people! Madness in Manila chronicles this event, and includes over 60 minutes of live footage, pryo and all, and various little gems from their 2009 Far East tour. Bonus footage includes video from the Philippines show performance of ‘Redemption’ and ‘Venomous’, the Japan Club Citta show performance of ‘The Light That Blinds’, and the Korean show performance of ‘Thoughts Without Words’. Also included with the DVD is an audio CD of the performance!
“It took multiple cameras and killer audio mix to capture the explosive energy and maniacal crowd of the Pulp Summer Slam, and this DVD does just that,” states vocalist Brian Fair. “This was our first performance after completing the recording of Retribution, so we came out swinging with new songs, ready to attack the stage. The crowd of 22,000 in Manila gave us an overwhelming welcome and absolutely destroyed the place. Lots of metal, pyro and Red horse beer. It truly was Madness in Manila.”
See below for the CD tracklisting:
1. The Light That Blinds
3. Failure Of The Devout
4. Crushing Belial
5. Burning The Lives
6. A Public Execution
7. Casting Shade
8. Destroyer Of Senses
9. What Drives The Weak
10. The Power of I and I
11. Enlightened By The Cold
12. Thoughts Without Words
13. Inspiration On Demand
15. The Great Collapse
SHADOWS FALL have one more Asia tour date, which will have them returning to the site of the DVD filming, Manila, Philippines! See below for the show info!
CURRENT TOUR DATES IN ASIA:
10/6 – Manila, Philippines @ Stellar Night Club
For more information on SHADOWS FALL, visit these sites:
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Produced by Sandra Torres
Concept by Robert Williams
Ahhh…The joys of Autumn. The leaves turn pretty shades of orange and brown, the weather is generally cooler this time of year and maggot ridden zombie corpses rise from their graves to crack the skulls of the living, ripping their spines from their flesh only to ultimately climax by sucking out their brains like a gelatinous milkshake for the undead. No day in October is more synonymous with these kind of timeless festivities than Halloween… or “All Hallow’s Eve” if you happen to be of British descent. You can expect to find marathon horror movie specials on all of your major television networks this time of year, but for those of more discerning taste, we thought we’d compile some Halloween chit-chat and feedback specific to those of the metal faith. We at Metal-Rules.com have put together a compilation video of some of metal’s biggest acts weighing in on every headbanger’s favorite holiday and if that weren’t enough we reached out via e-mail to an even broader panel of our bretheren of steel for a lengthy Halloween text roundup. It wouldn’t be A METAL HALLOWEEN without some Trick or Treat action, so make sure you enter our exclusive giveaway located towards the bottom of the page. From everyone at Metal-Rules.com, we wish you all a happy and bloodsoaked Halloween!
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GRAVE DIGGER "The Clans Will Rise Again"
GRAVE DIGGER on tour with very special guests GRAND MAGUS & SISTER SIN
Date Day Country City Venue
24.03.2011 Th Germany Hamburg Markthalle
25.03.2011 Fr Germany Speyer Halle 101
26.03.2011 Sa Germany Memmingen Kaminwerk
27.03.2011 Su Germany Frankfurt Batschkapp
28.03.2011 Mo Germany Berlin C-Club
29.03.2011 Tu Germany Bochum Zeche
30.03.2011 We Germany Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik
31.03.2011 Th Germany Munich New Backstage
01.04.2011 Fr Germany Glauchau Alte Spinnerei
02.04.2011 Sa Germany Lichtenfels Stadthalle
03.04.2011 Su Swiss Pratteln Z7
04.04.2011 Mo Italy Milan Alcatraz
05.04.2011 Tu Slov Ljubljana Hala Metelkova
06.04.2011 We Croatia Zagreb Mocvara Club
07.04.2011 Th Slov Bratislava Randall
08.04.2011 Fr Czech Zlin Masters of Rock
09.04.2011 Sa Germany Andernach Live Club
10.04.2011 Su Belgium Vosselaar Biebob
to be continued in France, Spain and Portgugal
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Sabaton - Coat of Arms
WORLD WAR TOUR UPDATE The World War Tour is raging on, leaving sold out places behind us everywhere.
This tour is beyond what anyone had dared to believe and we now expect that most of the tickets for the whole tour will be gone.
The latest shows to be added to the Sold Out league is the big Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland and also the Batchkapp in Frankfurt.
Do not miss out the videoblogging on our website and on our youtube.
Here is the tour if someone have missed it:
15/09/10 Stavanger – Folken
16/09/10 Bergen – Garage
17/09/10 Haugesund – Byscenen
18/09/10 Oslo – Rockefeller
24/09/10 Karlstad – Nöjesfabriken
25/09/10 Köpenhamn – Amager Bio – VENUE UPGRADED
26/09/10 Hamburg – Markthalle – SOLD OUT
27/09/10 Zaandam – De Kade – SOLD OUT
29/09/10 Hannover – Musikzentrum – SOLD OUT
30/09/10 Leipzig – Hellraiser
01/10/10 Geiselwind – Musik Hall – SOLD OUT
02/10/10 München – Backstage – SOLD OUT
03/10/10 Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik – SOLD OUT
05/10/10 Köln – Live Music Hall – VENUE UPGRADED
06/10/10 Saarbrücken – Garage
07/10/10 Milan – Alcatraz
08/10/10 Pratteln – Z7 – SOLD OUT
09/10/10 Paris – Nouveau Casino – SOLD OUT
11/10/10 Manchester – Academy 2
12/10/10 Glasgow – Garage
14/10/10 London – Electric Ballroom
15/10/10 Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
16/10/10 Sheffield – Corporation
17/10/10 Brighton – Concorde 2
19/10/10 Antwerpen – Hof Ter Lo – SOLD OUT
20/10/10 Frankfurt – Batschkapp – SOLD OUT
21/10/10 Nijmegen – Doornroosje – SOLD OUT
22/10/10 Dortmund – FZW
23/10/10 Antwerpen – Hof Ter Lo – EXTRA SHOW – SOLD OUT
28/10/10 Huskvarna – Folkets Park
29/10/10 Lund – Mejeriet
30/10/10 Norrköping – Flygeln
01/11/10 Tallin – Rock Café
02/11/10 Riga – Melna Piekdiena
03/11/10 Minsk – Reaktor
05/11/10 Vienna – Szene
06/11/10 Zlin – MOR Café
07/11/10 Prague – KD Vltavska
08/11/10 Krakow – Studio
10/11/10 Katowice – Mega Club
11/11/10 Lodz – Dekompresja
12/11/10 Rzeszow – Pod Palma
13/11/10 Bratislava – Majestic Musik Club
14/11/10 Budapest – WigWam
16/11/10 Sofia Blue – Box Club
17/11/10 Bucharest – Silver Church
19/11/10 Belgrade – SKC
20/11/10 Zagreb – Tvornica – VENUE UPGRADED
21/11/10 Graz – Seifenfabrik
22/11/10 Woergl – Komma
23/11/10 Berlin – Colombia Club
25/11/10 Göteborg – Trädgårn
26/11/10 Ronneby – Club Ron
27/11/10 Stockholm – Arenan
03/12/10 Helsinki – Tavastia – SOLD OUT
04/12/10 Turku – Klubi – SOLD OUT
05/12/10 Åland – Dino’s
08/12/10 Trondheim – Blæst
09/12/10 Östersund – Gamla Teatern
10/12/10 Piteå – Norrmalmia
11/12/10 Umeå – Idunteatern
Tickets can be found on www.sabaton.net
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Guitar World Magazine today hosts the world premiere of the new video from Canada’s metal wizards DIVINITY. This is the first official video from the band’s recently released Candlelight Records debut The Singularity, and was shot for the song “Lay In The Bed You’ve Made.” The vibrant, explosive video was directed and filmed by fellow Calgarian and cinematographer Doug Cook, who also created DIVINITY’s “Plasma” video, from the band’s 2007 Allegory release. “The song is about taking responsibility at both a personal level and as a civilization; how the decisions we make have trapped us in certain ways and a limited number of people have controlled our fate almost arbitrarily in some aspects,” stated guitarist Sacha Laskow. “We went with director Doug Cook once again as he is intensely creative and professional. Working with Doug is always an awesome experience and he matched the visuals to the music perfectly. We wanted more of a performance-based video this time to showcase the playing aspect but still maintain some concept as well.” Stop by Guitar World’s website now to see the world premiere for “Lay In The Bed You’ve Made” here: http://www.guitarworld.com/divinity
DIVINITY recently embarked on their national Canadian Singulari-tour in support of The Singularity. Check out the remaining dates via their official Myspace page [http://www.myspace.com/divinitymetal] and stay tuned for DIVINITY tour updates and news on this talented, volatile act throughout the rest of the year and well into the future.
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MetalSucks recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist Kirk Windstein of CROWBAR, DOWN and KINGDOM OF SORROW. Windstein addressed the recent news surrounding his decision to drop off Kingdom of Sorrow’s Ozzfest stint in favor of treating his alcohol problem. He also explained the myriad delays that affected the upcoming Down DVD “Diary of a Madband,” which comes out tomorrow but was originally filmed in 2006, updated fans about the forthcoming new Crowbar album and commented on Crowbar’s legacy as a band that influences today’s young crop of metal bands.
On leaning on his bandmates for support and advice during the recovery process:
Yeah, totally. I’ve talked to Rex [Brown, Down bassist] about it because he’s dealt with a lot of problems himself. There’s not a person in any of my bands that hasn’t experienced it from time to time with the exception of Nicky and Charlie from Kingdom of Sorrow (the drummer and guitar player); they’ve never had a drink or tried a drug in their life. Everyone else in my bands, in Down and Jamey from Kingdom and the guys in Crowbar, have all at times had issues with stuff. Every person is different, and it’s a matter of keeping yourself healthy and not letting it get out of control. For me, it got out of control. Would I be a fool and a liar to sit here and say that I don’t think about it? It’s a normal thing to always think that you can control it. That’s what the battle of it is. It’s like “okay, I’m home. I’m detoxed. I get it. I’m in the right headspace. I’m physically and mentally in the right place and headed in the right direction.” It’s a matter of you realizing that you doing what you need to do is basically what it comes down to.
On a new Down album:
2011 I would say. Yeah. Something for sure. We’re not even there yet, so I think that’s totally feasible. Obviously not this year because it would have to be signed, sealed, delivered and done already. It’s not there by any means. It’s always going to happen and Down is always going to be there. So that’s a good thing.
On the progress of the upcoming Crowbar record:
As far as where we’re at with the recording of the record, I should be finishing guitars tonight. I’m going there with the intention of them being finished on the 12 tracks. There is one mellow, instrumental segue piece that I’ll probably finish up maybe this weekend. I started vocals and have a lot of lyrics written already. There is one more thing to be done on bass. The drums have been complete [for a while]. So we’re really moving along well. It’s just a matter of finishing everything up. Zeuss is going to mix it for us. He mixed the last Kingdom and also tracked and mixed the first Kingdom. He’s done quite a bit of stuff for Hatebreed and a lot of other bands. I’m looking forward to getting it out and getting on the road. With that said, with the new Crowbar record we’re also going to have a 10 song live CD with 2 unreleased studio bonus tracks — brand new bonus stuff that’ll be released through Housecore which is Phil’s label. There are some re-releases in the back coming out through him as well. So I’m looking forward to that too. There’s a lot going on with Crowbar right now, which is good. I like to keep all three bands busy, man.
On the sound of the new Crowbar record:
Basically, just Crowbar in the year 2010 is basically what it is. It encompasses every influence and every style that Crowbar has ever done through the course of the previous 8 studio records – over the course of the last 20 years. Some of the stuff sounds very similar to our very early stuff and some of it is stuff that we’ve never done before. It’s just Crowbar. It’s heavy. It’s aggressive. It’s dark. It’s fast at times. It’s very melodic and super doom metal at times. It’s a real thunderous collection of tunes. I’m very excited about it.
To read the full interview, visit:http://www.metalsucks.net/2010/10/04/kirk-windstein-the-metalsucks-interview/
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Houston, TX based progressive-instrumetalists, SCALE THE SUMMIT have entered Paint It Black Studios in Orlando, FL with producer Mark Lewis (Devildriver, All That Remains, The Black Dahlia Murder). The band is recording the follow up to their 2009 Prosthetic Records’ debut, “Carving Desert Canyons.”
Guitarist Chris Letchford commented; “We have been home writing for quite some time now and I’m excited to say that we just made it to Orlando this morning to start work on our next record with with Mark Lewis. I have been a fan of the production work that he has been doing for many years now. I love the ‘hugeness’ of the recordings he does and I felt that is what was missing from our last record. We’re all really excited to be working with Mark on this one. We have been working out a lot of new dynamic ideas for this new record and I know he is the guy to really help us capture all of it. We’ll be doing 12 songs this time, all of which are really a step up from our latest album. I can’t wait to get these songs finished and released for everyone to hear.”
SCALE THE SUMMIT formed in 2005 while attending the Musicians’ Institute in Los Angeles. The band relocated to Houston, TX in 2006 and recorded their first, self released album. They released “Carving Desert Canyons”, which Revolver called, “”a cinematic blast of intricately melodic fretwork and pummeling percussion” last year.
The band, who received praise from Guitar World for their “tightly-woven guitar interplay, irregular time signatures and tasteful licks,” has toured with the likes of PROTEST THE HERO, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, CYNIC, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and were handpicked by DREAM THEATER to participate in the 2009 installment of their famed “Progressive Nation” festival tour. SCALE THE SUMMIT has been featured prominently in Guitar Player and Revolver magazines, and have tracks available for the Rock Band video game through the Rock Band Network.
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Drummer extraordinaire Gene Hoglan has posted an update on his myspace blog about his past 12 months of the 13 he has spent on the road touring with Fear Factory for their release of “Mechanize” along with his own promotion of his drum DVD “The Atomic Clock” released on his own Hoglan Industries (USA/INT) and Reversed Records in Canada plus landing himself on the cover of the November 2010 issue of Modern Drummer. To check out what Gene The Machine comments about please visit this following link.
In additional news, it has been announced Gene will be hitting the road once again with Fear Factory in December for “The Industrial Discipline Tour” in Europe w/ High On Fire. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Dec. 04 – Gruenspan – Hamburg, Germany
Dec. 05 – 013 – Tilburg, Holland
Dec. 06 – Den Atelier – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Dec. 07 – Trix – Antwerp, Belgium
Dec. 08 – Garage – Saarbrucken, Germany
Dec. 09 – Arena – Vienna, Austra
Dec. 11 – Komplex 457 – Zurich, Switzerland
Dec. 12 – Estragon – Bologna, Italy
Dec. 13 – Essigfabrik – Köln, Germany
Dec. 14 – Trianon – Paris, France
Dec. 15 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK
Dec. 16 – QMU – Glasgow, UK
Dec. 18 – Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK
Dec. 19 – Forum – London, UK
Dec. 20 – Academy – Bristol, UK
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Gene Hoglan – The Atomic Clock – DVD (Instructional) 2010
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Video Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/genehoglanofficial#p/f/5/cSGkxNpP8aU
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Edu Falaschi (Angra, Almah) produces the debut album of Artemis: the band reveals a few details of this collaboration in the interview for the fan-club of the singer
Along with his activities as a frontman of Angra which is back on track with its 7th studio album Aqua recently released by SPV, Edu Falaschi continues his career as a producer. Having established his name producing the own bands Symbols (Symbols – 1998, Call to the End – 2000) and Almah (Almah -2006, Fragile Equality – 2008), now he works with other promising names of Brazilian metal scene such as Artemis, Still Alive and Angels Holocaust. Edu joined Artemis from Brasília in the second half of 2009 at the pre-production stage, and now the whole work at the album is almost finished, – as it has been recently reported by the Artemis musicians in the interview for “Edu Falaschi European Fan Club”. In the interview the drummer Pedro Senna and the guitarist Nathan Grego tell about various details of the new album, the history of Artemis and its influences, the new singer Alírio Netto, upcoming single and, of course, about the collaboration with the producer Edu Falaschi.
A few parts of the interview: Pedro Senna: I met Edu a few years ago, because I was always a big fan of Angra and I have always been present at shows and backstage, we were not friends yet, but we already had some contact. When Almah released “Fragile Equality” I was sure that he was the right guy to produce our album. Our press office was the same (MS Metal Press) and I asked Edu Macedo to contact him and then we started talking about the project. It was a hard time to Artemis, we had line-up and sound changes.
Edu Falaschi European Fan Club: Could you explain how do you work together, the band and Edu Falaschi?
Pedro Senna: When we started working on the album, we still didn’t have any song prepared for the fact that the band has started again, so we came up with little ideas of riffs and melodies, and he was directing us to these ideas to turn their song with all parts. They all got through enough changes over the time, so we decided to do more than one year of pre-production, so that the songs were cut and mature enough to enter the studio and record them.
Edu Falaschi European Fan Club: Have you got some stress due to the celebrity and experience of your producer?
Pedro Senna: Work with Edu always been easy, the only problem was change some dates due to numerous commitments that he had, but it was easy to solve too.
Edu Falaschi European Fan Club: I’d like to know what do you learn with Edu Falaschi as a producer … I’m sure it’s very rewarding to work with an experimented and awesome musician and producer as him! Pedro Senna: This was another factor that led us to want to work with him, we learned a lot of things, like how to think in a composition, or how to work with a band in a professional level. We’ve gained much experience with this album and I’m sure the next will be even better because of this and other experiences that we acquire over time.
Nathan Grego: Work with Edu is a great learning experience for me, I could spend time discussing and learning about composition, part of songs, what works and what does not work and styles. As composer of the band I had much contact with Edu and I believe that the ideas he added in the compositions have become crucial for the identity of each one. The complete interview with Artemis by Sylvie Catez (Edu Falaschi European Fan Club/ Edu Falaschi France) you can find here http://edufalaschifrenchblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/artemis-tells-about-his-work-with-edu.html Edu Falaschi started his career as a producer in 1998 with his band Symbols. He also produced both Almah albums, “Almah” (2006/2007) and “Fragile Equality” (2008, together with his band mate Felipe Andreoli). Falaschi together with the other band members of Angra produced the recent CD of the band “Aqua” (2010). Currently Eduardo is finishing the debut albums of two Brazilian bands Artemis and Still Alive and a new EP of Angels Holocaust as a producer. More about Edu Falaschi Producer:
http://www.edufalaschi.com.br/eng/?page_id=134 http://www.edufalaschi.com.br http://www.myspace.com/edufalaschiofficial http://twitter.com/edufalaschi http://www.youtube.com/edufalaschiofficial http://www.youtube.com/user/artemisbrazil
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