Canadian Music Week – Cryptopsy, Beneath The Massacre – Montreal Metal Storms The Gates – March 9th – Opera House

February 18th, 2011
by EvilG

Montreal metal will be storming the gates of Canadian Music Week, March 9th, 2011 in Toronto, ON at The Opera House (735 Queen St. East) for a true celebration of Montreal’s metal scene. Technical death metallers Cryptopsy & Beneath The Massacre will be leading the charge alongside Toronto’s own Fatality and Montreal’s The Catalyst who will give you a lesson in old school meets modern thrash.

Ontario’s own bastion of all things gore, Disgust will be making an appearance to the pleasure of those who like their death metal pure & sickly to the veins.

Also representing Canada’s metal capital is Montreal’s Dissension, Dush, and Sykode who round out the opening acts; each delivering very different styles and sounds to illustrate the variety in Montreal’s metal scene. From melodic/symphonic, blackened thrash, to gothic-tinged doom rock, and progressive metalcore, STORMING THE GATES…TABARNAK! is the CMW event for METAL.

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February 18th, 2011
by EvilG

So metal heads, what’s YOUR prescription for music to thrive by?

The latest “Expand Your Playlist” radio ad for Kaiser Permanente Hospitals begins like this: “There’s a reason why you see so many people walking around with earphones.  We love listening to music…” And then, out of nowhere and like the sound of a needle scratching a record, the soothing female voice bashes gothic doom metal.  Listen to Kaiser Permanente’s latest radio commercial here (especially at the 0:08 mark).

“Listen to music daily.  Twice daily.  Three times daily or just as needed,” the commercial continues.  “Explore new music.  Expand your play list… because not only can music rock your world, it can make you happier and healthier.”

Taking a small break from the 32-hour, in-studio marathon of placing the finishing touches on the new WHILE HEAVEN WEPT album, guitarist & songwriter Tom Phillips took some time to ponder the commercial’s message and offers his take on the grossly misunderstood genre of gothic doom metal.  His response:

“First and foremost, I truly think it is a shame that ANY form of music is ever branded with a negative connotation; it wasn’t lost on me that this was a misguided attempt at humor on the part of Kaiser Permanente, but the reality is this is the kind of mentality that results in music ultimately being blamed for violence and tragedy.

“Further, a healthcare organization should recognize the value of music as a constructive outlet in dealing with tribulations and negativity.  Despite the fact that WHILE HEAVEN WEPT has little to do with anything ‘gothic,’ most of the Doom Metal musicians I know are able to lead happier, healthier lives due to the cathartic aspects of this music.

“One of the greatest things about music is the fact that it is open to the interpretation of the individual (i.e. what is ‘dark’ to one person is ‘beautiful’ to another, etc.).  Over the years we’ve corresponded with so many people all over the world who took the time to share their most intimate stories of loss and strife and went on to explain how our music (and the music of our colleagues) made a genuine difference in their lives, how they felt understood or simply that they weren’t alone in this world.  If that doesn’t make you feel good, I don’t know what would!

“The bottom line is any form of music can be helpful, healing, and inspiring perhaps even more so than the most advanced medicine in many cases.  I personally would not be here today if it weren’t for Doom Metal, so I hope that Kaiser Permanente and corporations in general will rethink their marketing strategies in the future so as to avoid implications that ring of ignorance.”

WHILE HEAVEN WEPT’s Nuclear Blast debut, Fear Of Infinity, is the follow-up studio album to 2009’s Vast Oceans Lachrymose.  A late Spring release is expected.

On Saturday, March 26th, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT will be headlining a benefit concert at Volume 11 Tavern in Raleigh, North Carolina for Tony “Dio” Leonardo, a local metal promoter who recently underwent a nephrectomy.  They are also confirmed to perform their emotive, epic metal on the center stage at the ProgPowerUSA XII festival on Saturday, September 17th in Atlanta, Georgia.  View the festival line-up here.

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February 18th, 2011
by EvilG


Award-winning Scribabs game developer Paolo Vallerga has unveiled his latest creation: “011,” quite possibly bestowing Sweden’s THERION with the prestige of being the first metal band with a board game to their name since 1978’s “KISS On Tour.”

THERION mastermind Christofer Johnsson provides a little background on when the band was told about the idea:

“Paolo Vallerga approached the band at the show in Milano [Italy] last year with this great idea of making a fantasy board game based upon stage characters mixed with mythology.  We instantly thought it was the coolest thing we’ve heard in ages and loved the idea!  The name of the game is ‘011’ and you will find me, Thomas [Vikström, vocals], Christian [Vidal, guitars], Johan [Koleberg, drums], Snowy [Shaw, session/touring vocalist], Katarina [Lilja, session/touring vocalist], Lori [Lewis, session/touring vocalist], and Nalle [Påhlsson, bass] appearing as even more fantastic characters than we are in reality!  There will be more news on this coming soon!”

According to the Scribabs website, “‘011’ is set in a time ucronic, during an undefined ‘year 011.’ The world can be described as an alternate version of XIX century. The world can be described as an alternate version of the nineteenth century. Science is deeply bound with esotericism, as many religions and creeds coexist with philosophies and convictions, in a cauldron of cultures and ideals that is both challenging and frightening at the same time. Science is deeply bound with Esotericism, as with many religions and philosophies co-exist… in a cauldron of cultures and ideals that is both challenging and frightening at the same time. Events take place in Turin. Events take place in the magical city par excellence of Turin.”

The website goes on to say:

“One of the very particular notes is the extraordinary participation in the game, in the guise of Protagonists, of the members of THERION, the Swedish symphonic metal band founded by Christofer Johnsson.  The musicians have performed with great steam punk enthusiasm to embody the atmosphere of the game.  The month of June will see the creation of a video… in which the band will appear in the alter ego of themselves in the game.  For now we can say nothing more!”

View the Scribabs homepage (in English via Google Translate) for a description of “011” and more pictures here.

THERION’s 2010 album, Sitra Ahra, debuted at #44 on the Billboard Top New Artists (Heatseekers) chart, #58 on the Current Hard Music Albums, and #122 Independent Current Albums chart following its October 26th release.  The album was produced by Christofer Johnsson and mixed by Lennart Östlund (Led Zeppelin, ABBA) at the legendary Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.  Album artwork was created by Thomas Ewerhard (James LaBrie, Avantasia, Darkane, Edguy).

In their sole North American appearance, THERION will be headlining at 2011’s ProgPower XII Festival on Saturday, September 17th in Atlanta, Georgia.  Tickets to ProgPower XII will be available for purchase in March, 2011 via TicketMaster.

Visit THERION online at (Mozilla Firefox browser),,, and

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February 18th, 2011
by EvilG

MUNICIPAL WASTE will be taking part in this year’s annual Scion Rock Fest, Saturday March 5th in Pomona, CA. The Waste will be a headliner at the Glass House show which also features veteran bands DEATH ANGEL, IMMOLATION, ATHIEST, BONDED BY BLOOD and more. Frontman, Tony Foresta has written up a brief update about the eagerly awaited Scion Fest and other things going on in the world of MUNICIPAL WASTE:

“We’ve been taking a break from touring since our last run through Europe in December. We feel its much deserved after many years of relentless touring and gigging all over the place. Now were just hanging around with our friends and families jamming with our other bands and writing new Waste songs. We’re in the early stages of writing a new album about 5 songs deep and are planning to play very few gigs this year.

The stuff we do have scheduled is pretty exciting –the Scion Fest in California with Morbid Angel, Bastard Noise, Death Angel and Integrity as well as many others is one of those gigs. I’m pretty stoked about all the bands especially Integrity. I used to be scared of that Dwid guy when I was younger Haha. Morbid Angel is great too and Death Angel is one of the best live thrash bands I’ve ever seen.

What I’m really hopping to transpire out of that weekend is for Scion to give The Waste some cars. That would be really nice of them huh? Even just one car that all of the Waste members can share. I can get behind that. I wouldn’t mind Dave driving me around to get groceries every once in a while. I mean cmon we’ve been doing videos, gigs and all sorts of whoring ourselves out for them for a while now and I just figure its about time Toyota steps it up a notch and hooks a brotha up with some wheels. Hell I’ll even take one of those funky boxy looking ones. I mean think about how pissed off Jay Randell would be if he looks out the window and see’s the Waste rolling by in a fleet of free and luxurious Scion xB’s. He will Tweet so hard about that. Shit they should just hook us up for that idea alone. What was I talking about again? Oh yeah that Fest in California. So were going to play that. I’m going to headwalk during Systems Overload.”

The Scion Rock Fest will take place on Saturday March 5th from 4 PM to 12 AM over 4 stages at Pomona, CA’s Glass House and Fox Theater. More info on this highly anticipated show can be found at

MUNICIPAL WASTE’s latest album, MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE is available now worldwide. Get your copy in the USA at


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DEMONICAL – “Death Infernal” headlining tour across Europe this May

February 18th, 2011
by EvilG

The Swedish masters of death metal darkness, DEMONICAL, will head out on the “Death Infernal” headlining tour across Europe during May, Support will come from the promising young death metal Swedes FERAL and the fast German black/death force ARROGANZ making this a lethal dose of sheer brutality and darkness.
To make it even more insane GLORIA MORTI, supreme death mertal violence from Finland, will join as special guests at the first nine battles.

DEMONICAL + FERAL + ARROGANZ (* + GLORIA MORTI) – Death Infernal tour 2011
03.05 (SWE) Stockholm / Sugarbar *
05.05 (GER) Hamburg / Bambi Galore *
06.05 (GER) Bad Oeynhausen / Black Sabbath *
07.05 (NL) Eindhoven / The Rambler *
08.05 (BEL) Oostende / OHK *
09.05 (UK) London / Purple Turtle *
10.05 (FRA) Valenciennes / Peniche Igelrock *
11.05 (GER) Neuss / Das Haus *
12.05 (GER) Aalen / Rock It *
13.05 (ITA) Brescia / Decimo Secolo
14.05 (ITA) Gorizia / Pieffe Factory
15.05 (SLO) Ljubljana / Channel Zero
17.05 (AT) Vienna / Escape Metalcorner
18.05 (SK) Banska Bystrica / Tirish Pub
19.05 (CZE) Prague / Modra Vopice
20.05 (GER) Jena / Rosenkeller
21.05 (GER) Lübeck / Treibsand

Tour powered by : Legacy Magazine, Hard Rocker Magazine, Ancient Spirit Magazine, Firestarter Merchandise, Cyclone Empire, Ibex Moon, Blacksmith Records, Sure Shot Worx and Twilight 13 Media.

Tour poster :

This is what the bands have to say about the crusade :

Sverker (Demonical)
The time has come to raise the throne once again! Infernal Death spreads through 17 cities in 19 days, together with Feral, Arroganz and Gloria Morti, in what seems to become the greatest Demonical tour so far! After 8 months off the road, we are truly looking forward to play our new album “Death Infernal” live and meet our allies all over Europe again. What Stays on the road Happens on the road! Let the earth tremble, once again!
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Hook (Feral)
We are thrilled to hit the road with one of our favourite bands from Sweden right now, there is no doubt that we will have a complete blast with Demonical and the rest of the lineup. We are also looking forward to finally get a chance to promote our album “Dragged to the Altar” that will be released before the tour. Europe should best prepare itself, because in early May we will open the gates and let the death metal flow!
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Haunse (Arroganz)
It`s just fucking great to make our first big tour with Demonical and Feral. These three weeks will be a brutal kick in the ass of Europe! May is the perfect time for us, because in the end of April our debut album “Dark and Deathless” will be released, so we are able to show these hellish hordes out there how we spread our spirit of hate. The Death Infernal tour 2011 is the first leg of our path… And there is no turning back motherfuckers!

Juho (Gloria Morti)
Finally we get to take our show abroad. Our latest album “Anthems of Annihilation” has taken us a huge step forward and touring in Europe with Demonical is a great way to prove our point. It will be a full on slaughter!

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February 18th, 2011
by EvilG


The legends who put German heavy metal – as opposed to hard rock – on the world map. Accept released their modest debut in 1979, and broke through in 1981 with the “Breaker”-album and a praised tour with Judas Priest. Subsequent releases like “Restless and Wild” (1982) and “Balls of the Wall” (1983) officially elevated Accept to the echelons of metal. Essential factors were the ultra-heavy sound, the classically inspired guitar playing and, not least, Udo Dirkschneider – equally original as a singer and a front man.

In 1987, Udo left Accept to create U.D.O. He returned to Accept in 1992-96, after which the band  dissolved. 2005 saw a temporary comeback, including an appearance at SRF, but Udo was adamant that if Accept wanted to make a full-scale comeback, they would have to do it without him. This they did. In 2010, Accept released their first album with their new American vocalist Mark Tornillo (ex-TT Quick), “Blood of the Nations”. The record was a great success, and Accept now return to SRF as a band in triumph.

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Wednesday june 8
Hardcore Superstar – Five Horse Johnson – Crashdïet – Seventribe

Thursday june 9
Judas Priest – The Cult – Thin Lizzy – Joan Jett – Morbid Angel – Buckcherry – Clutch – FM – Moonspell – The Damned – Dan Reed – Groundhogs

Friday june 10
Whitesnake – Rob Zombie – Helloween – Mr Big – Down – Iced Earth – Overkill – Jason & The Scorchers – The Brew

Saturday june 11
Ozzy Osbourne – Saxon – Styx – Kansas – Molly Hatchet – Hawkwind – Lee Aaron – Walter Trout – Electric Wizard – Rage (Acoustic)

Confirmed bands so far out of a total of around 70:

Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest –
last show ever in Sweden
Whitesnake –
with very special guests
Rob Zombie
The Cult
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Thin Lizzy
Morbid Angel
Iced Earth
Mr Big
Molly Hatchet
Rhapsody of Fire
Hardcore Superstar
The Haunted
The Damned
Lee Aaron
Jason & the Scorchers
Five Horse Johnson
Electric Wizard
Doc Holliday
Agent Steel
Dan Reed Band
Walter Trout
Mason Ruffner
The Brew
Fläsket Brinner
Rage (Acoustic)

The tickets to Sweden Rock Festival 2011 are now released and you buy them directly online at our homepage.

More information at:

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PEGAZUS: Fifth New Audio Sample Released from upcoming album “In Metal We Trust”

February 18th, 2011
by EvilG


An audio sample of the new song “Death Or Glory” from Australian metallers PEGAZUS is available for streaming on the band’s MySpace page. The track comes off the group’s first studio album in nine years, “In Metal We Trust”, which will be released on April 15 through Black Leather Records (with distribution from Twilight Vertrieb). According to a press release, the CD contains “11 brand new classic heavy metal songs with original singer Justin Fleming back on vocals! As a tribute to the great guitarists of the ’80s, PEGAZUS has invited Ross The Boss (MANOWAR, ROSS THE BOSS, THE DICTATORS), Jeff Watson (NIGHT RANGER, MOTHER’S ARMY) and David Shankle (MANOWAR, DSG) to contribute a solo to the song “Old Skool Metal Dayz”.

“In Metal We Trust” track listing :

01. Metal Messiah

02. Road Warrior

03. Old Skool Metal Dayz

04. We Live To Rock

05. Haunting Me

06. Eye For An Eye

07. Ghost Rider

08. Metal Gods

09. End Of The World

10. Death Or Glory

11. Old Skool Metal Dayz (extended version feat. David Shankle, Ross the Boss, Jeff Watson


Justin Fleming – Lead Vocals

Johnny Stoj – Guitars and Vocals

Cory Betts – Bass

Ange Sotiro – Drums



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February 18th, 2011
by EvilG


Bay Area thrashers Heathen will be replacing Deströyer 666 on the upcoming “North American Reckoning” tour headlined by German thrash masters DESTRUCTION.  Deströyer 666 have had to cancel their involvement with the tour due to an unavoidable personal commitment.

Bassist & vocalist Schmier comments on the new touring bill, which still includes Warbeast from Texas:

“We are really happy to announce our old friends HEATHEN as a replacement for Deströyer 666!  These Bay Area thrashers are one of my favorite thrash bands of all time and we will be sharing the European stages with them in some weeks on the Killfest tour.  It’s fantastic to have an opportunity to tour with old friends on both sides of the globe! German & Bay Area Thrash together on tour – how much more kick-ass can it get?!  I can’t wait to hit the road again now, hope to see you all out there!”

DESTRUCTION will be touring in support of their new studio album, Day Of Reckoning, due out in the U.S. and Canada on March 8th, 2011 and on February 18th in Europe.  Confirmed dates are as follows:



05/07/11  HARPO’S – DETROIT, MI
05/11/11  B.B. KINGS – NEW YORK, NY
05/13/11  JAXX – SPRINGFIELD, VA     ***NO HEATHEN***


05/17/11  MUG SHOTS – AUSTIN, TX

05/21/11  ANGEL’S – YUCAIPA, CA

Nuclear Blast USA’s Webshop is now taking pre-orders for the exclusive Day Of Reckoning North American bundle.  Pre-order offers include: Exclusive t-shirt & CD for $22.00 ; CD only for $10.00.

Day Of Reckoning’s track listing is as follows:

01. The Price

02. Hate Is My Fuel

03. Armageddonizer

04. Devil’s Advocate

05. Day Of Reckoning

06. Sorcerer Of Black Magic

07. Misfit

08. The Demon Is God

09. Church Of Disgust

10. Destroyer Or Creator

11. Sheep Of The Regime
Bonus Track:

12. Stand Up And Shout (DIO cover song)
North American Bonus Track:

13. The Price (demo version)

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BLEEDING FIST complete new video, set release date

February 17th, 2011
by EvilG

Slovenian chaos-black metallers BLEEDING FIST have recently completed a video for new track “Monuments Desecration,” which can be viewed here:

“Monuments Desecration” is a song off BLEEDING FIST’s forthcoming new MCD for MORIBUND entitled Devil’s Ferox, set for release on May 31st. The Devil’s Ferox EP will comprise five brand-new songs, including a tribute track to the legendary Death SS, and will also include an enhanced portion featuring videos for “Invocation Into Devil’s Flesh” and the EP’s title track. BLEEDING FIST have already released two critically acclaimed records on MORIBUND: last year’s Macabrum Bestia Ex Abyssus MCD (from which “Invocation Into Devil’s Flesh” is taken) and their 2009 debut album Bestial Kruzifix666ion.

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DECIBEL Magazine and Turisas premiere “the great escape”

February 17th, 2011
by EvilG
TURISAS “Stand Up And Fight”

TURISAS “Stand Up And Fight”

TURISAS have been one of the most highly regarded bands in the Viking Metal community. Wildly celebrated throughout Europe and then catapulting into the American spotlight with the release of ‘The Varangian Way’, the band has become known for their catchy songs and fiery stage shows. Now, TURISAS are gearing up to release their latest, ‘Stand Up and Fight’, via Century Media on March 8th and have teamed with DECIBEL Magazine to premiere “The Great Escape”.

Head over to DECIBEL to check out the song now as well as check out an in-depth quote from TURISAS front man Mathias “Warlord” Nygård.

TURISAS is currently pillaging cities across North America on their tour with Cradle of Filth, Nachtmystium and Daniel Lioneye. Check out dates below.

2/18 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

2/20 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

2/21 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

2/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo

2/25 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

2/26 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

2/27 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

2/28 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec

3/2 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero

3/3 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

3/4 Worcester, MA @ Palladium

3/5 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

3/6 Baltimore, MD @ Bourbon Street Ballroom

3/8 Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre

3/9 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

3/11 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

3/12 Orlando, FL @ Firestone

3/13 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

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CAGE – “The Rise To Power – Live” DVD Details

February 17th, 2011
by EvilG


CAGE –  “The Rise To Power – Live”

Music Buy Mail – DVD1573

Format: 2DVD

Order #: DVD1573

EAN: 4020110215732

Release: 15. March 2011

Specials: 2DVD set with live material, unreleased songs and a preview of new material of forthcoming album.


01. Planet Crusher (Prog Power USA)

02. I Am The King (Prog Power USA)

03. Kill The Devil (Prog Power USA)

04. Scarlet Witch (Prog Power USA)

05. Hell Destroyer (Prog Power USA)

06. Black River Falls (Prog Power USA)

07. Speed Kills (Prog Power USA)

08. Metal Devil (Prog Power USA)

09. The Dungeons Are Calling (Prog Power USA)

01. Rise Of The Beast (Keep It True festival)

02. Kill The Devil (Keep It True festival)

03. Final Solution (Keep It True festival)

04. King Diamond (Monterrey, Mexico, Mago De Oz festival)

05. Chupacabra (Monterrey, Mexico, Mago De Oz festival)

06. Shoot To Kill (Monterrey, Metal Fest)

07. From Death To Legend (Monterrey, Metal Fest 2)

08. Wings Of Destruction (Monterrey, Metal Fest)

09. War Of The Undead (unreleased bonus track)

10. Skinned Alive (unreleased bonus track)

11. Europe Raging

12. Mexico Madness

13. New Album Preview!

3 hidden Easter Eggs are also somewhere on the DVD!


San Diego metalers CAGE are ready to release of their first ever DVD, CAGE- THE RISE TO POWER. The package is a 2 disc DVD set packed full of material and will be released on March 15th 2011 in Europe through Music Buy Mail and through HEAVY METAL MEDIA for North America and the rest of the world.

Disc 1 features their entire performance at Progpower X in Atlanta Georgia, USA. Disc 2 features footage from various festivals and performances around the world as well as backstage and on tour clips. Also on disc 2, are 5 unreleased audio tracks including one off of their upcoming brand new CD.

CAGE is currently in the studio finishing their follow up to SCIENCE OF ANNIHILATION which is due out 2nd quarter 2011. CAGE is currently booking dates to tour Europe in May 2011 in support of the DVD and upcoming new CD release. Guitarist STEVEN BROGDEN and Bassist PETE STONE have recently joined to help form their most vicious lineup yet.

Format: DVD, NTSC, region free

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MUTILATION RITES Announce New Release, USA Tour (Including SXSW & Festival Appearances)

February 17th, 2011
by EvilG

Brooklyn-based black metallers MUTILATION RITES have been furiously busy doing the devil’s work since 2009, criss-crossing the USA (and Mexico!) bringing total aural devastation unto all who fall under their spell. They have just announced the beginning of yet another mammoth American tour, one that hits nearly every corner of the country and sees them sharing stages with the likes of Batillus, Hull, The Body, Weekend Nachos, Valdur, Necrite, Woe, and many other underground dwellers. The band will be appearing at this year’s edition of SXSW as well as the Oakland Black/Death Fest, and are kicking things off with a hometown show with Eyehategod, Magrudergrind, and Misery Index tomorrow night (February 18th, 2011).

After a few lineup changes, MUTILATION RITES has solidified into their deadliest incarnation yet. Their sound draws from the poisoned wells of blackthrash, doom, and crust punk, as well as referencing the ravishing grimness and ice-cold tremolo picking of the mid-90’s Scandinavian masters; the result is ugly, hateful, and distorted, just as a New York black metal band should be. The band features current and former members of Tombs, Disassociate, Curandera, Rabia, and Heuristic.

MUTILATION RITES are also gearing up to release three brand-new songs on cassette (courtesy of Poison Infiltration) as well as a split with Brooklyn bros BATILLUS on Shinebox later this year. The songs were recorded with Kevin Bernsten (of TRIAC) at Developing Nations in Baltimore, and will rip your fucking face off.


Friday, February 18 @ Club Europa ,Brooklyn, NYEYEHATEGOD, Misery Index, Magrudergrind, Strong Intention
Friday, February 18 @ The Charleston, Brooklyn, NYEYEHATEGOD after party with Woe
Wednesday, February 23 @ Helter Skelter, Pittsburgh, PAMy Left Uterus, Free Clinic, Eric Ciora
Thursday, February 24 @ The Leathershop, Lima, OH
Friday, February 25 @ Crown Liquors, Chicago, ILBlack September, Welkin Dust, Pilgrim
Saturday, February 26 @ The Monkey Bar, Milwaukee, WI w/ The Antiprism, Architects of the Aftermath, Subjugation, Embitterment
Sunday, February 27 @ The Rathole, Minneapolis, MNw/ Taboo
Monday, February 28 @ Nick and Eddies, Minneapolis, MN w/ Taboo
Tuesday, March 1 @ BFG House, Appleton, WI
Wednesday, March 2 @ Lothlorien’s, Madison,WI
Thursday, March 3 @ The Replay Lounge, Lawrence, KS w/ Mansion, and Melting Point of Bronze
Friday, March 4 @ Live Music Institute, Topeka, KS (matinee)
Friday, March 4 @ Detto’s Barn, Liberty. MOw/ Boreas, Sucked Dry, Weekend Dad, Bait Fish
Saturday, March 5 @ Blast-o-Mat, Denver, COw/ Weaponizer, No Thought, Expurgate
Sunday, March 6 @ Salt Lake City Recording Services, Salt Lake City, UTw/ Doomed to Extinction, All Systems Fail, Moon of Delirium
Monday, March 7 @ Liquid, Boise, ID
Tuesday, March 8 @ Plan B, Portland, Oregon
w/ Winter In The Blood, Heathen Shrine, and Grim Ritual
Wednesday, March 9 @ Charleston Music Venue, Bremerton, WA
Thursday, March 10 @ The Morgue, Seattle, WA
Friday, March 11 @ Black Forest, Eugene ORw/ Boogie Monster
Saturday, March 12 @ Oakland Black/Death Fest, Oakland, CAw/ Valdur, Necrite, Chronaexus, Pale Chalice, Pandiscordian Necrogenesis
Sunday, March 13 @ The Knockout, San Francisco, CA w/ Population Reductions
Monday, March 14 @ The Mountain Bar, Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, March 15 @ Eleven, San Diego, CA
Wednesday, March 16 @ TBA, Phoenix, AZ
Friday, March 18 @ Triple Crown Tattoo Shop, Austin, TXW Hull, Batillus, Pack of Wolves, Lions of Tsavo (starts at 1 pm)
Saturday, March 19 @ The Phoenix Project, Dallas TX
Sunday, March 20 @ TBA, Houston TX
Monday, March 21 @ Siberia, New Orleanes, LAw/ The Body, Hull, Batillus
Tuesday March 22 @ The Archive Gallery, Atlanta GA w/ Vimur, Weekend Nachos, Death in the Dirt, In Ruins
Wednesday March 23 @ The Pony Pen, Savannah GA
Thursday March 24 @ Slim’s Downtown Distillery, Raleigh, North Carolina w/ Man Will Destroy Himself
Friday March 25 @ TBA, Richmond VA
Saturday March 26 @ TBA, Baltimore, MD
Sunday March 27 @ TBA, Philly, PA
Monday March 28 @ Lit Lounge, New York City, NY



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MANOWAR Bring Battle Hymns Tour To Spain in April!

February 17th, 2011
by EvilG


The demands of the Spanish fans have been answered and MANOWAR will bring the Battle Hymns Tour and TRUE metal to Spain on April 10, 2011 at La Riviera!

MANOWAR’s last performance in Madrid sold out almost instantly! This is a second chance for all the Manowarriors in Spain to see a VERY special performance!

This show will be MANOWAR’s only appearance in Spain on this tour!

In addition to performing MANOWAR classics, the band will perform the entire Battle Hymns record in celebration of the release of Battle Hymns 2011! And YOU can help shape the set list: Vote for your favorite song on so that the untamed power of MANOWAR and their fans will shake the ground of Madrid, Spain!

Tickets will go on sale Monday, February 21st 2011 on

The time to strike is now! ¡Salud!

Upcoming MANOWAR tour dates worldwide:

Saturday March 05, 2011 @ The Palladium in Worcester, MA – USA

Friday March 11, 2011 @ The Agora in Cleveland, OH – USA

Saturday March 12, 2011 @ The Agora in Cleveland, OH – USA (SOLD OUT)

Thursday March 17, 2011 @ Principal Club Theater in Thessaloniki – Greece

Friday March 18, 2011 @ Principal Club Theater in Thessaloniki – Greece (SOLD OUT)

Saturday March 19, 2011 @ Principal Club Theater in Thessaloniki – Greece (SOLD OUT)

Friday March 25, 2011 @ St. Jakobshalle in Basel – Switzerland

Sunday March 27, 2011 @ O2 Academy in Birmingham – UK (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday March 29, 2011 @ Tradgarn in Gothenburg – Sweden (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday March 30, 2011 @ Tradgarn in Gothenburg – Sweden

Saturday April 02, 2011 @ Campo Pequeno in Lisbon – Portugal

Friday April 08, 2011 @ Rodahal in Kerkrade – The Netherlands

Sunday April 10, 2011 @ La Riviera in Madrid – Spain

Check out for constant updates!

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX – Big Four Show Announced For Germany

February 17th, 2011
by EvilG


METALLICA has issued the following update:

“If you’ve been following along, you know that the Big Four of ANTHRAX, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ‘Tallica already have two shows scheduled in Europe in July… well, the party is expanding!

We’re here today to tell you about and addition to the European vacation with a show in Gelsenkirchen, Germany at the Veltins Arena on July 2nd, 2011. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, February 19th at 9:00 AM local time at MetClub members should check for more details on a special pre-sale for Clubbers only.

Yes, that headline said “shows” with an “s.” Keep watching here for a couple more announcements in the coming weeks.”

Speaking to Noisecreep’s Jon Wiederhorn, Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine responds to the question: Why is there only one Big Four US show confirmed?

Says Mustaine: “That, I don’t know. But I do know this – and it’s not me speaking on behalf of any of the Big Four collectively or individually – it started off as one date before, and then it ended up being several. So I would say for people that pray, do so. For people that don’t, start.”

Read more on Mustaine’s chat with Noisecreep at this location.

The Big Four announced on January 25th that they will play one exclusive show on Metallica’s home turf on Saturday, April 23rd at the Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA.

During an appearance on a recent edition of The Kevin & Bean Show on the Los Angeles-based radio station KROQ-FM (106.7), Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich explained why there is only one US show:

“Let’s take baby steps here. We did seven or eight dates last year, we’re doing one show in England and one show in France.

Listen, we don’t wanna cram this down people’s throats., we don’t wanna sort of overstay the welcome, and we don’t know what kind of response there’s gonna be to this in America, so we’re starting, obviously, without being disrespectful to the rest of the wonderful country…

We have a history in Southern California, Slayer has a history in Southern California, (Dave) Mustaine has a history in Southern California, so there’s a lot of history in California. And we picked the Coachella site where this is going down the week after the Coachella, which is probably – along with Bonnaroo – the favorite festival site to go to in North America.

If there is enough demand for it, obviously there’s a very strong possibility that there’ll be more shows, but we don’t wanna overextend the welcome and we also don’t wanna turn it into something that becomes just this whole nostalgia trip. So it’s a balancing act, you know.”

Listen to Ulrich’s appearance on The Kevin & Bean Show here.

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Blackguard Release Firefight Album Teaser

February 17th, 2011
by EvilG

With the impending release of the highly anticipated album Firefight, Blackguard is here to empower the masses. The gradual leak of album and song teasers is getting metal heads stoked worldwide. The latest album teaser gives you yet another taste for what’s approaching on March 29, 2011.

Check out the Firefight album promo here

Get your preorders for Firefight here

For more information on Blackguard check out:

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