“Black Rivers Flow” set to come out February 1, 2011 – “The Ultimate Sacrifice” currently #12 on SiriusXM Liquid Metal’s Devil’s Dozen countdown.
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – December 14, 2010 – Midwest thrashers LAZARUS A.D. have released their first single, The Ultimate Sacrifice, via myspace and youtube after having premiered exclusively this past week on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal. The highly anticipated album, Black Rivers Flow, was recorded in July and August 2010 at Belle City Sound with Chris Djuricic and was mixed and mastered by James Murphy at Safehouse Production.
Bassist and lead vocalist Jeff Paulick comments; “First off, I have to say we are incredibly proud of Black Rivers Flow. It’s been three and a half years since we recorded our last album and we’ve grown a lot since then. During the writing process for Black Rivers Flow we were dealing with great personal tragedies. We found a way to draw strength from those tragedies and use it as inspiration to write what we feel is an incredibly more sound record than the last. On Black Rivers Flow, everyone stepped up their game; the riffs are heavier, the choruses catchier, and the vocals have improved and been diversified tenfold. We are on a mission to show the world that we are a force to be reckoned with and aren’t thinking about a trend, we’re thinking long term. I think our fans will hear these songs and be blown away. The energy and power this time around is undeniable, and we hope the reaction amongst the community reflects just that.”
Don’t forget to catch LAZARUS A.D. in action as they tour the states as a part of the North American Retribution Tour alongside thrash metal legends Death Angel. Joining the tour will be Early Man, Bonded by Blood, and Hexen.
Upcoming Tour Dates
Jan. 28 – Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
Jan. 29 – Championship Bar and Grill – Trenton, NJ
North American Retribution Tour 2011 – Death Angel headlines with LAZARUS A.D., Early Man, Bonded By Blood and Hexen
Jan. 30 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
Jan. 31 – The Casbah – Charlotte, NC
Feb. 01 – Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
Feb. 02 – Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
Feb. 03 – Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
Feb. 04 – Club Hell – Providence, RI
Feb. 05 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Feb. 06 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA
Feb. 07 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
Feb. 08 – Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
Feb. 09 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Feb. 10 – Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY
Feb. 11 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Feb. 12 – Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
Feb. 13 – Numbers – Houston, TX (w/ D.R.I.)
Feb. 14 – Emo’s – Austin, TX (w/ D.R.I.)
Feb. 15 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX (w/ D.R.I.)
“We wanted to emphasize on these themes and relate them to life’s everyday struggles, all while staying true to our personal interpretations of metal. We feel by combining these elements, we have created an interesting concept album for our fellow metal heads to discover.” comments vocalist / guitarist Brian Gamblin.
The Divine Equal can be pre-ordered on Titans Eve bandcamp link here, in addition to a free download of their track “Becoming The Demon” at the following link here on PureGrainAudio.com.
1. Mourning Star
3. Becoming The Demon
4. Into the Fire
5. Serpent Rising
6. Tides Of Doom
9. Living Lifeless
10. Searching for Nothing
11. The Divine Equal
Titans Eve came together when brothers Brian (guitar/vocals) and Kyle Gamblin (guitar/backup vocals) decided to start their own musical project in 2008 after the departure of previous projects. The line up of Titans Eve was completed with the recruitment of Jesse Hord (bass) and Casey Ory (drums), from there the Vancouver-based band have set out to create honest, powerful modern metal and have repeatedly piled into the “Titan Train” (i.e. their 2007 Ford E-350 van) and traveled across Canada, bringing their music to as great an audience as possible. They’ve played over 80 shows in the past year and a half and 2011 will see them travel further than ever before as tour dates will be announced for Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
January 8, 2011 – Fernridge Hall – Langley, BC w/ Auroch, Tribune, Tyrannicide (All Ages)
January 22, 2011 – Funky Winkerbeans – Vancouver, BC
February 19, 2011 – Funky Winkerbeans – Vancouver, BC w/ Reaver
Titans Eve – The Divine Equal – 2011
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Adding to Loud / Metal Radio Charts January/February/March/April
Winds of Plague and After the Burial confirmed as supporting acts.
San Diego, CA’s AS I LAY DYING will hit the ground running in 2011 with a full US tour. The dates start on February 12th at the Aggie Theater in Ft. Collins, CO and wrap up March 18th in Sacramento, CA. The tour will hit cities that the band hasn’t been to in years and cities the band has yet to visit, including: Green Bay, WI, Pensacola, FL, Burlington, VT and much more. The full schedule is below and on asilaydying.com and thepowerlessrise.com. This is a great opportunity for fans to see AS I LAY DYING in an intimate club-setting, which should make for some insane circle pits and stage dives!
On Tuesday, November 9, AS I LAY DYING released a Limited Edition Super Deluxe Fan Boxset. The package includes The Powerless Rise CD and 12″ vinyl picture disc, The Powerless Rise DVD documentary w/in studio footage and interviews + extras: guitar, bass, and drum tabs featuring Jordan Mancino, Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso and Josh Gilbert, song stems for “Upside Down Kingdom,” expanded recording outtakes, a hardcover book w/ lyrics, photos and editorial from the band, 12″ X 12″ lithograph, 3 guitar picks, mini drumstick keychain, As I Lay Dying patch, As I Lay Dying window cling and metal As I Lay Dying logo pin. Quantities are limited and once sold out they are gone forever.
Released earlier this year, The Powerless Rise debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #10 and marks yet another major feat for the metal band that refuses to compromise their sound to conform to the mainstream as they continue to deliver heavy and melodic music to their fans around the world.
“the album demonstrates that the group has reached a new level of song songcraft and performance.” Guitar World Magazine
“a dominant force in the metalcore world.” Las Vegas Weekly
“metal/hardcore tour de force…as brutal as an uppercut to the throat” Alternative Press Magazine
“an instantly memorable modern metal album.” SputnikMusic.com
A little update about “Reborn In Sleaze: A Tribute To Dave Lepard”: sadly, some bands have abandoned the idea of taking part to the tribute cd. But we want to inform you that we found substitutes.
A short five tracks sample has been posted online on Street Symphonies RecordsYouTube channel:
The bands involved will be fully revealed some time in the near future, but in the clip you can hear two “new acquisitions”: Pompei Nights, a young and talented band from Sweden, who recently signed with Street Symphonies, performing “Back On Trakk”, and Speed Stroke (the new project of ex Johnny Burning’s guitar players Niko and D.B.) playing “Riot In Everyone”. Also in the clip it is possible to listen to Skull Daze (“Queen Obscene/69 Shots”), Cyanide 4 (“Out Of Line”) and Blackrain (“Lost Horizons”).
“Reborn In Sleaze: A Tribute To Dave Lepard” is scheduled for a late spring 2011 release.
Phoenix, Arizona thrashers Hemoptysis have teamed up with Dose of Metal to stream “Hopeless” a week before you can hear it on the bands Official web site. “Hopeless” is the second single from Misanthropic Slaughter, the bands full length debut, to be released in early 2011 (Produced by Ryan Greene, Megadeth, NOFX). To preview “Hopeless” (as well as the title track “Misanthropic Slaughter”, and “Shadow of Death”) visit Dose of Metal HERE: http://www.doseofmetal.com/2010/12/exclusive-new-hemoptysis-song-stream/
Here’s what’s being said about “Misanthropic Slaughter” by metal music reviewers thus far…
“Of all the unsigned bands I’ve heard over the last 3 years or so, they are without a doubt the band that has it all together…” — Scott – www.Hookinmouth.net
Rated 9 out of 10
“…it rips…” — Vince Neilstein – www.Metalsucks.net
“…this is some of the best Oldschool Thrash Metal I’ve heard in a long time…It’s incredible how an unsigned band like this manages to sound better than lots of signed bands.”
— Guido – www.doseofmetal.com Rated 9 out of 10
The Official video for “Shadow of Death” guest stars Chris Cannella (Autumn’s End) on guitar can be viewed below:
According to Classicrockmagazine.com, former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy has put together a new band, with what he describes as “having the holy shit factor”.
Joining him in this project are vocalist Chas West (BONHAM), bassist Sean McNabb (QUIET RIOT, GREAT WHITE) and drummer Gary Holland (Great White).
“The idea is to put the rock star back into everyone’s lives,” explains Goldy, who’s currently working with BUDGIE. “So, you’ve got four people who look great, are amazing at their craft and the music pierces your soul. And they’re all good people. I think people miss that sort of thing.”
The band currently have no name but are toying with the idea of calling themselves 13th Floor – “Because nobody ever likes to admit there is a 13th floor in a building!”
Modern metallers LYZANXIA have uploaded a special version of ‘Under Lie’ from their latest album LOCUST on their bandpage http://listn.to/lyzanxia and made it available as a free download . This surreal version has been remixed by Frenchcore DJ Psiko www.myspace.com/psikoradiation
British melodic death metallers THE SOULLESS, who recently changed their name from IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION, are going into the studio tomorrow, December 15th, to begin recording their new album.
THE SOULLESS are heading into Outhouse Studios in Reading, England with producer JOHN MITCHELL (ARCHITECTS, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, ENTER A SHIKARI) and will be recording until midway through January, 2011.
The as-yet untitled new album is due to be released on Earache Records in April, 2011.
THE SOULLESS frontman ANDY WARDLE comments:
“We are all beyond excited to start this process. The last few weeks we have been relentlessly rehearsing the tracks and are very happy with our creation. We know it is going to sound even better when finished at Outhouse.
“Everything will be heavily documented and regular video updates will be up after each stage of recording. Artwork, an official video, album title, tours and new merch are all in the works, so this is the calm before the storm…”
THE SOULLESS recently released a brand new pre-production track to give fans a taste of what to expect from the new album. Listen to the new track, “Earthbound”, on the band’s MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/wearethesoulless
Watch a recent video from THE SOULLESS, in which the band members discuss the name change and preview a clip of some new material:
Indian Metallers Demonic Resurrection have inked a merchandising deal with OMerch, a company set up by Opeth and their management to handle merchandise. The company boasts of an all-star roster including bands like Opeth, Enslaved, Katatonia, Textures and Nevermore, among other big metal bands. The bands international webstore is open at http://www.bandstores.co.uk/shop/demonicresurrection/products.php?cat=1641
“We are extremely delighted to sign up with OMerch as they are a terrific company and make great quality merchandise. We were looking to make it easier for our overseas fans to get access to our merch and when OMerch contacted us saying they were interested we didn’t have to think twice about it.” – Demonstealer (Vocals/Guitars)
2010 has been THE year for Demonic Resurrection, they signed to Candlelight Records earlier this year through which their 3rd album ‘The Return To Darkness’ was released worldwide to rave reviews from the press. The band also picked up the Global Metal award at the Metal Hammer Golden God awards in June following it up with 2 awards at the Rolling Stone India Metal Awards. They also played at the Inferno Festival in Norway and Brutal Assault in Czech Republic.
Northwestern metal horde WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM have just announced an upcoming mini-tour to take place this January, following their previously announced performance with Neurosis and labelmates Black Breath in Seattle on December 30th. The ‘Wolves will embark on the newly announced dates just days after the start of 2011, and have stops planned for stateside audiences in Oregon and Washington, as well as first time appearances in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. The mini-tour closes out in Olympia, Washington on January 9th with a benefit show for the Wolftown Wildlife Rehabilitation Project and local victims of the Green Scare. Check out the tour poster and more here.
Confirmed WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Live Appearances:
12/30/2010 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA w/ Neurosis, Black Breath
01/04/2011 Branx – Portland, OR w/ Druden, Wilderness, thee.casualty.company
01/06/2011 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC w/ Ahna, Gyibaaw, Sick, thee.casualty.company
01/07/2011 The Sons of Norway Hall – Victoria, BC w/ Shibboleth, Northern, thee.casualty.company
01/08/2011 Jinx Art Space – Bellingham, WA w/ Druden, Frozen Cloak, thee.casualty.company
01/09/2011 The Loft on Cherry – Olympia, WA w/ Alda, Druden, RVIVR
This new rash of shows follow the band’s recently completed tour through several European countries, which included a date in London with Shrinebuilder as well as the coveted All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival in Minehead, United Kingdom where they appeared alongside Neurosis, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and more last week. These will likely be the last live dates WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM will be planning for the coming months, as they are planning to hole up through the Winter months preparing their next full-length release.
Electric Wizard is one of the most revered and influential doom metal-acts of our time. They’re also a band that loves flipping the bird at everybody, themselves included. Since their 1995 debut they have released a total of seven albums packed with drug-romanticism, hedonism, occult symbolism and good old-fashioned horror-motifs. Releases like “Come My Fanatics…” (1997) and “Dopethrone” (2000) have been pronounced classics, though their immediate successors got a slightly more tepid response. However, the band’s previous album “Witchcult Today” (2007) re-ignited the fire. Its successor is the brand new “Black Masses”, and this summer will see the debut at SRF for Jus Oborn & Co. Great news for any doom metal-fan! Read more under Bands 2011
Confirmed bands so far out of a total of around 70:
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Rhapsody of Fire
Jason & the Scorchers
Dan Reed Band
The tickets to Sweden Rock Festival 2011 are now released and you buy them directly online at our homepage.
After 2008’s self explanatory “Let The Metal Do The Talking”, Swedish traditional metal exponents OVERDRIVE deliver the most pulsating album of their career with the pedal to the metal bombast of “Angelmaker”. This new album sees Overdrive pummel the listener with their heaviest release yet. Home to 12 tracks all of which will make any self respecting metal fan throw the “horns” in appreciation.
With a history dating back over 20 years the line up has been consistent since their initial formation in 1980, with the exception of vocalist Per “PerilOz” Karlsson who came onboard for the bands reformation in 2003. This lengthy combined experience between the band members makes Overdrive run like a well oiled machine, locked in, loaded and ready to unleash its metallic grit to all generations of metal fans.
Lyrically the album deals with a variety of topics, from catholic priests, vampires and Indians to psychopaths and warnings of our world going down the drain. While the title track tells the gruesome story of the Swedish angelmakers. A group of women who “took care” of illegitimate children through drowning, suffocation or starvation, being paid for their services. The last angelmaker was convicted in the 1920’s, yet still the story is one that shocks.
The work on “Angelmaker” started in late 2008. Janne Stark (Locomotive Breath / Constancia) started writing a couple of tracks, “Thriller” and” Angelmaker”, which set the style and approach. Then Kjelle Jacobsson, Janne, Per Karlsson and Kenth Ericsson started writing, each on their own. Demos were made and finally the band sat down together in February 2010 to select from the 25+ songs that had been written. 18 songs were selected. Rehearsals began and in May recordings started. With no hurry and the aim of simply making this the best Overdrive album ever. The drums were recorded by Johan Blomström at Studio Sound Palace, while the guitars, bass and vocals were recorded at various studios. The mixing, by Pelle Saether (Grand Design/Zello/Zeelion) at Studio Underground in Västerås started in July and in August the album was finished. Next the band drafted 10 people to help evaluate and select the final track listing for the album which proved to be an eye-opening experience for the band. In November 2010 the album was mastered and finished and an extension of the bands deal with Lion Music was signed.
Given their pedigree and reputation it’s no surprise to hear Overdrive enter the third decade of their career hitting new heights with “Angelmaker”; a slice of traditional metal as good as you will hear in 2011.
Danish progressive metallers Infinity Overture return with their second album “The Infinite Overture pt.1”. Led by the superb guitar and compositional skills of Neils Vejlyt, the band have taken a step away from the symphonic metal slant of their debut to mark the start of altogether darker and more distinctive journey with enhanced progressive elements blended with gothic textures.
The listener will also notice the new album being more guitar driven due to the reduction of symphonic elements. The new material also showcases the virtuoso side of the band making great use of dynamically rich music wrapped around irresistible vocal melodies. Vejlyt must be applauded for managing to combine all these elements whilst still ensuring the song remains the main priority and these are 9 compelling compositions.
As a result of the slight change of musical direction Vejlyt saw fit to change the band line-up to best bring out the new music and also ensure the calibre of musicianship was high enough to perform the new material live.
New female vocalist Kimmie Tenna Nielsen is the most major change, with her moving and powerful voice driving on the new compositions, her performance is set to make her an upcoming talent in the metal world. Bassist Bernardo Fesch has brought awesome bass groves to the compositions whilst drummer Jakob Vand has adds his grand technical skills and ideas to the band making for a very exciting rhythm section.
Niels Vejlyt also secured the services of two of his favourite vocalists to perform some guest spots on the new release – namely Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire) and Amanda Somerville (Epica, Kamelot etc). Niels describes this as, “An honour to have such greats on the songs”.
In addition to these two household names are a number of other guest backing vocalists all adding further depth to the compositions.
Production guru Sascha Paeth (Edguy, Rhapsody of Fire, Kamelot) once again oversaw the mix and master with the outcome being another full and rich sounding release from Infinity Overture.
EARACHE RECORDS and SkullsNBones.com are saluting the end of a very metal year with a very metal contest. This is a contest so metal that it can’t even be contained to 1 week — it’s going on for 8! Every Friday for the next eight weeks, SkullsNBones will pick one winner to receive this year’s critically acclaimed AT THE GATES 3 DVD set, THE FLAMES OF THE END along with one of EARACHE‘s other great 2010 releases like WORMROT‘s ABUSE, OCEANO‘s CONTAGION, BONDED BY BLOOD‘s EXILED TO EARTH and more!
-Your post must be at least two sentences to count, so make it good!
-You must live in the continental United States
-You must be over 18
-You may enter as many times as you want, but don’t be annoying!
-If you don’t want to comment your entry here, you may email them at contests(at)skullsnbones.com
-Winners will be announced every Friday for the next eight weeks beginning on Dec. 17th