Züül’s Out of Time – Trad-Metal Album of the Year

August 19th, 2010
by EvilG
Züül - Out of Time

Züül - Out of Time

How can we be so bold? Because we love this album, that’s why! Out of Time by Carbondale, IL’s Züül will renew your faith in the power of traditional heavy metal. Great riffs, killer solos, melodic twin leads, and catchy choruses collectively define every single one of these nine tracks. Taking influence from a variety of classic acts, such as TYGERS OF PAN TANG, VIRTUE, RIOT, and BLITZKRIEG, yet without sounding exactly like any one of them, Züül write the highest quality heavy metal and Out of Time is all the proof you’ll need.

“There are no frills, gimmicks or trends to be heard on Out of Time – it’s a raw clump of coal housing an unpolished gem deep within, and it’s damn near flawless. Züül’s Out of Time will be a worthy competitor for album of the year.” – Teeth of the Divine

“Out of Time is a fitting tribute to…the best period of heavy metal history, hands down. It’s classic, simple metal that catches both your attention and the brilliance of that wonderful period.Züül is the band to watch!” – Metal Psalter

“Out of Time bulls forward, mixing the likes of Diamond Head or Angel Witch with punk. This music needs to be meant, and Züül more than mean it. They tear it from their guts and hurl it with bravado, snot, and piss.” – Invisible Oranges

“An album that takes us to the golden age of Heavy Metal and that will delight fans of such music.” – Queens of Steel

“Zuul is pure fast metal in the mold of early Maiden and especially Tygers of Pan Tang, with a little bit of Diamondhead and Thin Lizzy at their hardest thrown in. Great driving metal tunes with LOUD guitars coming at you from everywhere!” – Wormwood Chronicles

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BONDED BY BLOOD BEGIN 5 MONTHS OF TOURING IN NORTH AMERICA

August 19th, 2010
by EvilG

One week after the North American release of their new album, EXILED TO EARTH, Pomona, CA’s own BONDED BY BLOOD will be kicking off the first of several tours that keep them out on the road until deep into December. The first part of their trek, which started at The Rickshaw Theater in Vancouver, BC sees BONDED BY BLOOD team up with thrash legends EXODUS and HOLY GRAIL (as well as MALEVOLENT CREATION on all US dates of this leg) for the March of Brutality Tour. BONDED BY BLOOD looks forward to seeing all of their great fans and picking up many new ones along the way at this and each of their shows over the next few months. Here are the dates:

“March of Brutality” Tour w/EXODUS, MALEVOLENT CREATION and HOLY GRAIL

Aug. 17 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
Aug. 18 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Aug. 19 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
Aug. 20 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Aug. 21 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
Aug. 23 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Aug. 24 – The Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Aug. 25 – Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
Aug. 27 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Aug. 28 – The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
Aug. 29 – Polaris – Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 31 – Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
Sep. 01 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
Sep. 02 – Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY
Sep. 03 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Sep. 04 – The Social – Orlando, FL
Sep. 05 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sep. 07 – The Door – Dallas, TX
Sep. 08 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Sep. 09 – The War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX (No EXODUS, MALEVOLENT CREATION or HOLY GRAIL)
Sep. 10 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ
Sep. 11 – Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
Sep. 12 – The Avalon – Santa Clara, CA
Sep. 13 – New Oasis – Sparks, NV
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GUITAR HERO®: WARRIORS OF ROCK UNLEASHES ALL 90+ ON-DISC TRACKS

August 19th, 2010
by EvilG

Bringing the ultimate set list to furious finger-fretting rockaholics around the world this September, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) revealed today the entire Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock on-disc lineup.  With more than 90 tracks focusing on guitar shredding hits, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is headlined by some of the largests bands in rock and features original tracks written and composed by AAA talent, special re-records by famous artists, and bands that are making their Guitar Hero® debut.

“We engaged our fans to find out what they really wanted and then hand-picked over 90 tracks that deliver the ultimate rock experience,” said Tim Riley, Vice President of Music Affairs for Guitar Hero.  “From the new guitar controller to the gameplay to the on-disc set list, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is truly a return to rock.”

When Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock ships on September 28, gamers will join the quest to save rock and strive to keep up with the blistering solo’s and intense rifts as they shred their way through the largest Guitar Hero set list to date.  The full track list includes:

  • A Perfect Circle – “The Outsider”
  • Aerosmith – “Cryin’”
  • AFI – “Dancing Through Sunday”
  • Alice Cooper – “No More Mr. Nice Guy”
  • Alter Bridge – “Ties That Bind”
  • Anberlin – “The Feel Good Drag”
  • Anthrax – “Indians”
  • Arch Enemy – “Nemesis”
  • Atreyu            – “Ravenous”
  • Avenged Sevenfold – “Bat Country”
  • Bad Brains – “Re-Ignition (Live)”
  • Band Of Skulls – “I Know What I Am”
  • Black Sabbath – “Children Of The Grave”
  • Blind Melon – “Tones Of Home”
  • Blue Öyster Cult – “Burnin’ For You”
  • Bush – “Machinehead”
  • Buzzcocks – “What Do I Get?”
  • Children Of Bodom – “If You Want Peace… Prepare For War”
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Fortunate Son”
  • The Cure – “Fascination Street”
  • Deep Purple – “Burn”
  • Def Leppard – “Pour Some Sugar On Me (Live)”
  • Dethklok – “Bloodlines”
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Setting Fire To Sleeping Giants”
  • Dire Straits – “Money For Nothing”
  • DragonForce – “Fury of the Storm”
  • Drowning Pool – “Bodies”
  • Edgar Winter– “Free Ride”
  • Fall Out Boy – “Dance, Dance”
  • Five Finger Death Punch – “Hard To See”
  • Flyleaf – “Again”
  • Foo Fighters – “No Way Back”
  • Foreigner – “Feels Like The First Time”
  • George Thorogood and The Destroyers – “Move It On Over (Live)”
  • The Hives – “Tick Tick Boom”
  • Interpol – “Slow Hands”
  • Jane’s Addiction – “Been Caught Stealing”
  • Jethro Tull – “Aqualung”
  • John 5 – “Black Widow Of La Porte”
  • KISS – “Love Gun”
  • Linkin Park – “Bleed It Out”
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Call Me The Breeze (Live)”
  • Megadeth – “Sudden Death”
  • Megadeth – “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due”
  • Megadeth – “This Day We Fight!”
  • Metallica & Ozzy Osbourne – “Paranoid (Live)”
  • Muse – “Uprising”
  • My Chemical Romance – “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)”
  • Neil Young – “Rockin’ In The Free World”
  • Nickelback – “How You Remind Me”
  • Night Ranger – “(You Can Still) Rock In America”
  • Nine Inch Nails – “Wish”
  • The Offspring – “Self Esteem”
  • Orianthi – “Suffocated”
  • Pantera – “I’m Broken”
  • Phoenix – “Lasso”
  • Poison – “Unskinny Bop”
  • Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • Queensrÿche – “Jet City Woman”
  • Rammstein – “Waidmanns Heil”
  • The Ramones – “Theme From Spiderman”
  • Red Rider – “Lunatic Fringe”
  • R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion”
  • Rise Against – “Savior”
  • The Rolling Stones – “Stray Cat Blues”
  • The Runaways – “Cherry Bomb”
  • Rush – “2112 Pt. 1 – Overture”
  • Rush – “2112 Pt. 2 – The Temples Of Syrinx”
  • Rush – “2112 Pt. 3 – Discovery”
  • Rush – “2112 Pt. 4 – Presentation”
  • Rush – “2112 Pt. 5 – Oracle: The Dream”
  • Rush – “2112 Pt. 6 – Soliloquy”
  • Rush – “2112 Pt. 7 – Grand Finale”
  • RX Bandits – “It’s Only Another Parsec…”
  • Silversun Pickups – “There’s No Secrets This Year”
  • Slash featuring Ian Astbury – “Ghost”
  • Slayer – “Chemical Warfare”
  • Slipknot – “Psychosocial”
  • Snot – “Deadfall”
  • Soundgarden – “Black Rain”
  • Steve Vai – “Speeding” (Vault Version)
  • Stone Temple Pilots – “Interstate Love Song”
  • Strung Out – “Calling”
  • Styx – “Renegade”
  • Sum 41 – “Motivation”
  • Tesla – “Modern Day Cowboy”
  • Them Crooked Vultures – “Scumbag Blues”
  • Third Eye Blind – “Graduate”
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Listen To Her Heart”
  • Twisted Sister – “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
  • The Vines – “Get Free”
  • The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”
  • ZZ Top – “Sharp Dressed Man (Live)”

In Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, join with friends on an epic rock journey to save rock.  Featuring an impressive 90+ track set list and a host of all-new gameplay features, living room legends and their friends can strum, drum and wail in the most immersive music videogame experience to date.  Delivering the quintessential rock music collection that focuses on guitar shredding hits from bands such as Black Sabbath, Slipknot and Megadeth and larger-than-life band anthems from Queen, Muse and KISS, players can unleash more rewards and unlockable content than ever before in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock’s Quest Mode, the franchise’s first ever story-based mode, and Quickplay+, which invites challenge-starved fanatics to test their rock skills.  Running on the powerful Guitar Hero engine that has been expanded and refined and with encores from the critically-acclaimed and fan favorite gameplay features that made Guitar Hero one of the most popular franchises of all-time – such as Party Play, Competitive modes and any combination of up to four instruments – the game offers a complete interactive and connected experience bringing friends and foes to the stage in the ultimate rock music experience.

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and by Vicarious Visions for the Wii™ system from Nintendo.  The game is rated “T” (Teen – Lyrics, Mild Fantasy Violence and Mild Suggestive Themes) by the ESRB.  For more information about Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, please visit GuitarHero.com.

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MELECHESH: Win An Autographed Jackson Guitar

August 19th, 2010
by EvilG
MELECHESH: Win An Autographed Jackson Guitar

MELECHESH: Win An Autographed Jackson Guitar

Mesopotamian thrashing black metal pioneers MELECHESH, Nuclear Blast Records and Jackson Guitars have teamed up to give away an original Jackson King V! The guitar is exactly like the one MELECHESH guitarist/frontman Ashmedi plays and is signed by the man himself. Check out the video of Ashmedi showing off and talking about the guitar at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fso6b5y5_Pw and then surf to www.nuclearblast.de/win to for a chance to win!

MELECHESH recently issued the first of a series of video trailers for the bands highly anticipated new album The Epigenesis here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG_qWcN2hxI.

The Epigenesis
was recorded in the newly built first class Babajim Studios in Istanbul, Turkey. The album was mixed by Reuben de Lautour and mastered by Pieter Snapper. In an unprecedented move in metal, the band chose to record the album entirely in Istanbul in an attempt to capture the inspiring surroundings. Babajim Studios is run by some of the most elite sound engineers in Turkey. The artwork to their long awaited 5th album was handled by renowned UK based occult artist John Coulthart, whom the band has previously collaborated with before.The record will be released on October 1st in Europe and on October 26th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

For more information and music visit: www.melechesh.com | www.myspace.com/melechesh

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Twisted Sister, Tuff, W.A.S.P. Members Cover Nugent for Fat Chick Tribute Album

August 17th, 2010
by EvilG
WHOLE LOTTA LOVE: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks

WHOLE LOTTA LOVE: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks

Three additional musicians have been confirmed for the upcoming tribute album “WHOLE LOTTA LOVE: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks.” Founding Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French, Tuff vocalist Stevie Rachelle and drummer Stet Howland (Lita Ford, W.A.S.P.) have collaborated on a new recording of the Ted Nugent cult favorite “Thunder Thighs,” a track from his 1986 “Penetrator” album. As Ted himself reveals in its liner notes, “‘Thunder Thighs’ is a career highpoint, as far as I and many others are concerned.” The story of a lusty young lady with a healthy appetite (and healthy curves to match), the new version is delivered with equal gusto and enthusiasm by the talented trio above. The track was arranged and produced by Paul LaPlaca (Chris Caffrey, The Great Kat, Zandelle), who also contributes bass and rhythm guitar. A sample of the song is now available at the official “WHOLE LOTTA LOVE” MySpace page.

http://www.myspace.com/WholeLottaLoveTribute

“I am the voice of this lost Nugent nugget,” says Stevie Rachelle, “and it sure was a fun one to sing! Uncle Ted does indeed rock. Always has, always will.”

“I recorded my guitar parts fresh out of seeing ‘Avatar’ by James Cameron,” comments Jay Jay French. “So even though I was laying down tracks for a song about some girl with meaty legs, all I kept picturing were those elongated blue aliens with their 3% body fat!”

“Ironically, I found myself working on ‘Thunder Thighs’ during a thunderstorm,” reveals Stet Howland, “and a lightning strike fried my system! To say that the files got corrupted would be an understatement! Long story short, after buying a new computer, reloading and upgrading my Pro Tools and shouting a lot of random curse words, my drum tracks were done!”
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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Premiere New Song From Forthcoming Album

August 17th, 2010
by EvilG

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS have posted the song “Final Destiny of the Gods,” the first new song from their anticipated second album In the Absence of Light to their official MySpace page. Fans can have their first listen by visiting: http://www.myspace.com/abigailwilliams.

Recorded at Conquistador Studios in Cleveland, Ohio, In the Absence of Light was mixed by Peter Tagtgren (Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Celtic Frost) and features artwork by Farron Kerzner (Nachtmystium, Lightning Swords of Death). The album presents new band members, guitarist Ian Jekelis and drummer Ken Bedene, alongside vocalist/guitarist Sorceron.

Several weeks ago the band announced the first tour in support of the album. Kicking of September 29, the band will perform alongside Immolation, Vader with Lecherous Nocturne and Pathology for four weeks. Confirmed dates are below. Tickets are on sale now.

Formed in 2005, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS have been called “a buzz band,” and “a band to watch.” They have endured more than their fair share of opposition, including revolving door member changes and in 2007 altogether disbanding. But through it all, the core of the band has kept a level head, a steady eye, and an unbridled passion for what they do. The band’s 2006 Legend EP and 2008 debut, In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns (produced by James Murphy and featuring Emperor drummer Trym Torson) have now sold a combined 35,000 in the US. The band has toured exhaustively including their most recent West Coast headlining dates.
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS w/ Immolation, Vader, Lecherous Nocturne, Pathology:
09/29/2010 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
09/30/2010 Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
10/01/2010 Club Hell – Providence, RI
10/02/2010 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
10/03/2010 FouFounes – Montreal, QC
10/04/2010 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
10/05/2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
10/06/2010 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
10/07/2010 Rave – Milwaukee, WI
10/08/2010 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
10/10/2010 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/11/2010 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
10/12/2010 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
10/13/2010 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/14/2010 Whiskey A Go Go – W. Hollywood, CA
10/15/2010 Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
10/16/2010 Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
10/17/2010 UB’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
10/18/2010 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
10/20/2010 Emo’s – Austin, TX
10/21/2010 The Warsaw – Houston, TX
10/22/2010 Marquee – Tulsa, OK
10/23/2010 Uncle Pleasant’s – Louisville, KY
10/24/2010 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
10/25/2010 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
10/26/2010 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
10/27/2010 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
10/28/2010 Reggie Rock Club – Chicago, IL

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VOIVOD Members Contribute to ‘MEAN DEVIATION: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal’

August 17th, 2010
by EvilG
VOIVOD Members Contribute to 'MEAN DEVIATION: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal'

VOIVOD Members Contribute to 'MEAN DEVIATION: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal'

Bazillion Points Books is proud to announce the late 2010 release of ‘MEAN DEVIATION: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal’, by Jeff Wagner-a former editor of Metal Maniacs magazine and veteran supporter of metal’s most risk-taking bands. Wagner analyzes the heady side of metal in this exhaustive history of a relentlessly ambitious musical subculture. The book features extensive original artwork throughout by VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin, including the lavish front cover which can be viewed at this location:

http://www.mean-deviation.com

The book’s foreword was penned by PORCUPINE TREE founder Steven Wilson. Revered in progressive rock circles, the multi-talented Wilson is also highly respected by metalheads as producer of three landmark Opeth albums. As he writes: “In Jeff Wagner’s MEAN DEVIATION, we now have a definitive book on the relationship between metal and progressive music, and the myriad variation of styles that it has given rise to…In the meantime, metal continues to mutate and evolve, sometimes in the most unexpected ways, demonstrating that it is far from spent and is, in fact, the most flexible of musical forms.”

Beginning with 1970s progressive rock acts Rush and King Crimson, MEAN DEVIATION unfurls a colorful tapestry of sounds and styles, from the “Big Three” of 1980s prog metal-Queensrÿche, Fates Warning, and Dream Theater-to extreme pioneers Voivod, Watchtower, and Arcturus. As sparks of inspiration spread to obscure outposts in Scandinavia, Florida, and Japan, progressive metal burst into full creative flame with the successes of prog metal overlords Opeth, Meshuggah, Tool, Between the Buried and Me, and many others.

“One thing prog metal certainly is, is metal,” Wagner continues. “Hard and bold and brash, but refined, adulterated, and mutated. Progressive metal is heavy metal taken somewhere illuminating and sometimes bizarre.”

Weighing in at 400 pages, the heavily-illustrated book includes a 16-page color photo insert, a constellation of appendixes, and a full index. For more information, and to preorder, visit:

http://www.mean-deviation.com

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BONE GNAWER Re-Sign To Pulverised Records

August 17th, 2010
by EvilG

Singapore-based Pulverised Records is pleased to announce the re-signing of horror/gore death metallers BONE GNAWER.

BONE GNAWER is the collaboration between legendary growler Kam Lee (ex-Mantas, ex-Massacre, ex-Denial Fiend), Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Demiurg, Ribspreader etc.), Ronnie Bjornstrom (Hate Ammo, Ribspreader, Taedeat) and Morgan Lie (Naglfar).

Commented Lee of the new album deal and the band’s upcoming recording: “It feels good to be back with Pulverised. This is the one label that has a true understanding of the type of oldschool ’90s style of death metal we play.This time around we’re taking another brave and bold approach to our musical direction and lyrical concepts. We always strive to go against the grain and not cater to modern trends, all the while staying true to the oldschool death metal sound.This time around we are going for a torture and vengeance type lyrical concept, although some of those traditional ‘cannibal themed’ type lyrics will remain. We are [going for] a grittier feel and a much darker edged ‘grind-house’ appeal to our lyrical concepts taking influences from some of the more hardcore exploitation type films of the late ’70s such as I Spit On Your Grave and Last House On The Left. Musically we are retaining the horrific blend of oldschool death metal we are known for, yet combining it with an even catchier flair.”

Further details on the follow-up to BONE GNAWER‘s Feast Of Flesh debut to be announced soon.

http://www.myspace.com/bonegnawerband
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THE BODY Premiere New Track On Stereogum; U.S. Tour Still Underway

August 17th, 2010
by EvilG

Stereogum.com today premiered the track “Even Saints Knew Their Hour Of Failure And Loss,” from THE BODY’s latest soul-raping full-length All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood. Check it out here: http://stereogum.com/474981/the-body-even-saints-knew-their-hour-of-failure-and-loss-stereogum-premiere/franchises/haunting-the-chapel/

The dense, diverse seven tracks on All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood form of the most twisted releases in recent doom metal history. The typical duo of THE BODY have teamed up with The Assembly Of Light Choir on this damning full-length, adding a totally mind engulfing, spine-chilling and downright freaky twist to the band’s already devastating doom, resulting in astonished, bewildered praise from Pitchfork, The New York Times, Decibel, Terrorizer, Metal Hammer, Rue Morgue and countless other major and D.I.Y. media outlets internationally in recent months.

The Rhode Island-based duo embarked on a two-month long tour in July in support of the release, and are about halfway through the venture as we speak, preparing to unleash hell on Denver tonight. Some of the dates are still being scheduled by the band themselves from the road, so stay tuned for updates on the rest of the tour.  

Remaining dates of THE BODY’s Summer US Tour:

8/17/2010 Rhinoceropolis – Denver, CO
8/18/2010 Studded Bird – Kansas City, MO
8/19/2010 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
8/20/2010 UUnder The Mooch Records – Tulsa, OK
8/21/2010 Pastime Tavern – Dallas, TX
8/22/2010 Sugar Shack – Baton Rouge, LA w/ Thou
8/23/2010 Mudlark Theatre – New Orleans, LA w/ Thou
8/24-27/2010 *TBA – Little Rock, AR (show on one of these dates)
8/28/2010 Farside – Tallahassee, FL
8/29/2010 Sluggos – Pensacola FL
8/30/2010 *TBA – Gainesville, FL
8/31/2010 Transitions – Tampa, FL
9/01/2010 *TBA – Ft. Meyers, FL
9/02/2010 *TBA – Miami, FL
9/03/2010 *TBA – Jacksonville, FL
9/04/2010 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
9/05/2010 Static Age Records –  Asheville, NC w/ US Christmas
9/06/2010 Legit Biz – Greensboro, NC
9/07/2010 Little Hamilton Collective – Nashville, TN
9/08/2010 APOP Records – St. Louis, MO
9/09/2010 Carnegie Arts Center – Somerset, KY
9/10/2010 The Bunker – Cincinnati, OH
9/11/2010 *TBA – Columbus, OH
9/12/2010 *TBA – Pittsburgh, PA
9/13/2010 *TBA – Richmond, VA
9/14/2010 *TBA – Philadelphia, PA
9/15/2010 *TBA – Baltimore, MD
9/16/2010 *TBA – New York City, NY
9/17/2010 *TBA – Western MA
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IN THIS MOMENT Wrap-Up A Very Successful Summer On The Mayhem Fest; Post New Performance Video Online

August 17th, 2010
by EvilG

IN THIS MOMENT emerge from this summer’s Rockstar Mayhem Fest as one of the event’s most talked about performances. The group’s highly acclaimed new full-length album, A Star-Crossed Wasteland, is now available in stores everywhere. The first week sales for the disc mark the band’s highest Billboard Top 200 charting entry debuting at #40. Click on the link below to view the band in action on Mayhem headlining the side stage in front of thousands of rabid fans.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGckTK9RFgw

IN THIS MOMENT will also be performing a series of special headlining shows all this week to get them back to LA for a massive homecoming show at The Whisky on Friday, Aug. 20th. Support on all of these headlining shows will be the Las Vegas based hard rock sensation Otherwise (featuring vocalist Adrian Patrick), who will be performing the soon to be ITM smash hit “The Promise” with Maria Brink at every show. Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/inthismoment now to view their entire touring itinerary.

Chris Howorth (guitars) further states: “As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end and it’s with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to Mayhem Fest 2010. This tour was so much fun and so good for our band that we wish it would just continue on for the rest of the year. We are definitely all feeling the end of tour blues after this run and will miss our bus mates in Norma Jean, along with all the new friends we made this summer, but we are also really excited and optimistic for our headlining shows and our future tour plans (we are putting together something really cool for our fans this fall). We want to keep touring to support our new CD through 2011, so stay tuned to our MySpace page in the coming weeks for a major announcement.”

IN THIS MOMENT performing “Just Drive” and “The Promise” on Fuel TV’s “The Daily Habit” show can be viewed now at the links below.

In This Moment – Just Drive

http://www.fuel.tv/music?bcpid=5807873001&bclid=1396506070&bctid=180340230001

In This Moment – The Promise

http://www.fuel.tv/music?bcpid=5807873001&bclid=1396506070&bctid=180340230001

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The Finnish Metal Tour Returns to the USA in 2010

August 17th, 2010
by EvilG

Following a successful first run in 2010, The Finnish Metal Tour will once again unleash itself on North America in early 2011. Dubbed “The Finnish Metal Tour 2”, and presented by title sponsor Decibel Magazine, the tour will feature co-headliners Finntroll (Century Media) and Ensiferum (Spinefarm). Additional support will come from Barren Earth (Peaceville), and Rotten Sound (Relapse). The tour will start on January 31st 2011 in Orlando FL, and conclude on March 4th in Raleigh NC.

FINNTROLL have returned with their highly anticipated new slab of folk-rooted metal hymns entitled Nifelvind that is now available everywhere. It was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (Apocalyptica, Amorphis, Ensiferum) in Helsinki, Finland and mastered by Mika Jussila (Children Of Bodom, Sonata Arctica, HIM) at Finnvox Studios. The album cover artwork was done again by the band’s own guitarist Skrymer and visually captures the true FINNTROLL spirit perfectly. The band toured throughout North America this past April with Moonsorrow and Swallow the Sun. Head over now to www.myspace.com/officialfinntroll in order to stream new tracks and view their tour itinerary.

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM released their 4th album “From Afar” on September 8, 2009 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Tero Kinnunen (Nightwish, Amorphis) and Janne Joutsenniemi, who produced the band’s previous offering, Victory Songs and mixed by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced, Amorphis). Ensiferum completed their first headline tour of the USA this past November with Blackguard and Swashbuckle. Visit the band’s MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/officialensiferum to check out tracks, and view the latest tour dates and news as it becomes available.

Ensiferum bassist Sami Hinkka had this to say about the upcoming tour: “Greetings from the north our brothers and sisters of the new continent! The time has come to unite forces with our fellow countrymen and raid your cities with unforeseen power. The amount of alcohol consumption on this tour is going to be horrifying, so don’t forget to bring your drinking horn! Grab your swords and hold them high with pride and join the ultimate metal event of 2011. Folk on!”

Tickets for the tour will be available starting August 17th, 2010 via an exclusive internet presale on www.enterthevault.com. VIP tickets will also be available and include a pre-show meet & greet with Finntroll and Ensiferum. All shows will then go on sale through normal ticketing systems on September 7th, 2010.

The dates are as follows:

1/31    Orlando, FL                  The Club at Firestone

2/1     Atlanta, GA                   The Masquerade

2/2     Louisville, KY                 Headliner’s Music Hall

2/3     Tulsa, OK                      Marquee

2/4     Austin, TX                      Emo’s Alternative Lounging

2/5     Dallas, TX                      Ridglea Theater

2/6     Amarillo, TX                  The War Legion Underground

2/7     Tempe, AZ                    Clubhouse

2/8     Los Angeles, CA            Key Club

2/9     Ramona, CA                  Ramona Mainstage

2/10    San Francisco, CA        DNA Lounge

2/11    Portland, OR                Hawthorne Theatre

2/12    Seattle, WA                  El Corazon

2/14    Calgary, AB                  The Republik

2/15    Edmonton, AB              Starlite Room

2/16    Regina, SK                    The Exchange

2/18    Minneapolis, MN         Station 4

2/19    Chicago, IL                   Reggie Rock Club

2/20    Detroit, MI                   Blondie’s

2/21    Cleveland, OH             Peabody’s

2/22    Toronto, ON                 Opera House

2/23    Quebec City, QC          Imperial de Quebec

2/24    Montreal, QC              Metropolis

2/25    Rochester, NY              Montage Music Hall

2/26    New York City, NY       The Gramercy Theatre

2/27    Worcester, MA            The Palladium

3/1      Philadelphia, PA          The Trocadero

3/2      West Springfield, VA   Jaxx

3/3      Charlotte, NC               The Casbah

3/4      Raleigh, NC                  Volume 11

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IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION & AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH INVOLVED IN CRASH, FORCED TO CANCEL TOUR

August 17th, 2010
by EvilG

British death metal act IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION have been forced to cancel their headlining European tour with Detroit deathcore destroyers AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH after the bands’ tour van crashed.

After a strong start to the tour, a few of the shows in mainland Europe fell through with promoters, so the bands had decided to head back to the UK to continue with the tour there and add some more shows.

Whilst driving through France on their way back to Calais, the van carrying the members of both IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION and AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH was involved in a crash on the motorway.  All members are thankfully alive and well, although some had to be taken to hospital for injuries such as broken bones.

IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION bassist CHRIS BALL comments:

“Hey guys, sorry the tour got cut short but due to a major incident we are unable to do any shows for a while, we are all ok and still going strong.  Up until the incident we had been enjoying the tour and have made some great friends in the process.

“We will be back as soon as we’re all 100% fit enough to take to the stage again.  In the mean time just keep your eyes and ears peeled for us hitting the studio at some point and new tour dates.  Thanks.”

AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH guitarist KYLE McILMURRAY describes the incident:

“Basically we were making a late night drive back to the UK when we nicked a semi truck and got sent like a pinball down the freeway.  Most of us sustained minor injuries compared to the guys in Ignom…  Thankfully we’re all alive.  We’ll take back pain over death any day.

“The injuries and damage were so intense that we were forced to cancel the remainder of the tour and head back home.  We are so thankful to have had such a great time with the guys in the other bands and play the shows that we did.  Words cannot describe how bummed we are that we didn’t get to finish it up.  We’ve never backed out on a tour like this..  But unfortunately it was out of our hands.

“Now that we’re home with our families and safe we’re going to get ready for the road in September with Suffokate and The Red Shore..  It will most certainly be a banger!”
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FIREWIND Release New Digital Single; Post Audio Snippet On Their MySpace

August 17th, 2010
by EvilG
FIREWIND Release New Digital Single; Post Audio Snippet On Their MySpace

FIREWIND Release New Digital Single; Post Audio Snippet On Their MySpace

The Greek metal phenomenon FIREWIND, led by the young guitar sensation Gus G. has returned with the scathing new effort Days of Defiance, which is easily their defining moment. The much anticipated disc is set for an Oct. 26th North American release (Oct. 25th throughout Europe) and it’s a truly ambitious and dynamic opus featuring some of the most brilliant guitar playing the genre has seen in many years.

The “World On Fire” single is now available for purchase on digital platforms, so click on the link below now to purchase.
http://bit.ly/bZhVcp
An audio snippet of the track can be heard now at www.myspace.com/firewind

Click on the link below to view a new trailer featuring a clip of the new “World On Fire” video. Be sure to stay tuned to the band’s MySpace page in the coming weeks for the new album’s cover art and track listing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDV3-svl4lg

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MELECHESH: First Video Trailer Posted

August 17th, 2010
by EvilG

Mesopotamian thrashing black metal pioneers MELECHESH have issued the first of a series of video trailers for the bands highly anticipated new album The Epigenesis:

The Epigenesis was recorded in the newly built first class Babajim Studios in Istanbul, Turkey. The album was mixed by Reuben de Lautour and mastered by Pieter Snapper. In an unprecedented move in metal, the band chose to record the album entirely in Istanbul in an attempt to capture the inspiring surroundings. Babajim Studios is run by some of the most elite sound engineers in Turkey. The artwork to their long awaited 5th album was handled by renowned UK based occult artist John Coulthart, whom the band has previously collaborated with before.The record will be released on October 1st in Europe and on October 26th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

For more info visit: www.melechesh.com | www.myspace.com/melechesh | www.nuclearblast.de/melechesh

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Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax Jagermeister Fall Music Tour

August 17th, 2010
by EvilG

JAGERMEISTER ANNOUNCES FALL MUSIC TOUR FEATURING SLAYER AND MEGADETH
WITH SPECIAL GUEST ANTHRAX

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 17, 2010 — Jagermeister, the brand known for decades of involvement with rock and metals bands, continues to own the concert circuit with the announcement of the 2010 Fall Jagermeister Music Tour, North America’s biggest thrash tour in 20 years with the 1991 original “Clash of the Titans” lineup – Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax.  The brand’s 17th Music Tour will bring three of the hardest hitting metal bands in the world to one stage and will feature complete performances of Slayer’s much lauded Seasons In The Abyss album from 1990, Megadeth’s landmark 1990 album Rust In Peace, and the return of Anthrax’s singer Joey Belladonna.  The tour kicks off September 24 and will play 20 venues across the nation.

“I’ve been working with Jagermeister since 2004 to try to make the first Jagermeister Music Tour Trifecta happen,” said guitarist Kerry King of Slayer.  “I always have such a killer time on the Jagermeister Music Tour, and this time we’re coming through with Megadeth and Anthrax so you know everyone will be on the top of their game for these shows.”  Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine adds, “It is a rush to finally be a part of the Jagermeister Music Tour!”

“Slayer has been a long time friend and supporter of the brand,” says Bill Henderson, Senior Vice President Marketing and Advertising at Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc.  “Jagermeister has been sponsoring them since 2001 and named them as headliner of both the 2003 and 2004 Fall Music Tours.  It is great to work with them again and know that adding Megadeth and Anthrax to the program will make this a tour to remember.”

In the beginning, when there were no blueprints, no set paths, no boundaries or steps to follow, SLAYER assaulted the world with its new hybrid of metal and punk.  Heavier, faster and darker than the rest, Slayer – guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, vocalist/bassist Tom Araya, and drummer Dave Lombardo – set the new standard that all others continue to follow.  And that has continued through to 2010.  Revolver, SPIN and Metal Hammer have all named Slayer “Best Live Band.”  Esquire presented them with an Esky Award.  They’ve got two Grammys, a Kerrang! Hall of Fame Award and multiple Revolver Readers’ Poll Awards.  For this fall’s Jagermeister Music Tour, Slayer’s Tom Araya promises “no ballads, no acoustic numbers, no slow tempos.”

For the past two decades, Megadeth’s storied career, including more than 20-million worldwide sales and eight Grammy nods, has not only set standards in hard rock and metal, but defined them.  Megadeth’s signature shredding and rousing lyrics have drawn fans in since the band’s beginnings, and are the very things that keep them interested, excited, and of course, head-banging, at every turn.  Founding vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine, a NY Times best selling author who was the recipient of the first annual Golden God Award at the inaugural Revolver Golden God Awards in 2009, is renowned for his ability to use the vehicle of music to shake things up, to make a point and to rattle your brain, literally, figuratively and sonically, which he did with 2009’s ENDGAME, which received some of the highest critical accolades of the band’s already impressive career.  The band’s fourth album, Rust In Peace, saw the band cement their status as one of the most important metal bands with masterpieces like “Hanger 18″ and “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due.”

With worldwide sales in excess of 10-million, Anthrax, who along with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth, is credited with originating the thrash genre, is about to celebrate its 29th year as a band, and continues to be one of metal’s all-time great acts.  Over the band’s career, Anthrax has received multiple Gold and Platinum albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and a host of other accolades from the press, industry and fans.  Earlier this year, Anthrax announced that vocalist Joey Belladonna, an essential part of Anthrax’s lineup from 1985 to 1992, was rejoining the band, and has taken his place onstage this summer as Anthrax has joined Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – The Big Four founding members of Thrash – as co-headliners of a series of Sonisphere Festivals in seven European cities.  Plans are for the “classic era” Anthrax to write and record a new album for a 2011 release.

The Jagermeister Fall Music Tour will feature Jagermeister custom prizes from tour sponsors Schecter Guitars and Peavey Electronics.  In addition, Jagermeister will be hosting nightly text-to-win giveaways including Tap machines and other branded POS.  Giveaways are subject to state and local laws and participants must be of legal drinking age or older.  The Jagermeister Fall MusicTour will be produced by Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc.

Register to win VIP tickets and backstage access, where legal at www[dot]jagermeistermusictour[dot]com

JAGERMEISTER IS DEDICATED TO MUSIC, NOT UNDERAGE DRINKING.

About Jägermeister

Jägermeister, which translates to “master hunter”, is the #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States and one of the top shot brands in the world. The liqueur is based on a secret recipe, combining 56 different natural ingredients, including select herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits from every corner of the globe. Jägermeister, with the distinctive square bottle, was developed in 1934 in Germany and the brand quickly gained global fame through its innovative marketing, unique taste profile and its association with good times. Jägermeister Liqueur is 35% Alc./Vol. and imported exclusively by Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc., New Rochelle, NY www.jager.com. Jägermeister is available in the following sizes in the United States: 50ml, 100ml, 200ml, 375ml, 750ml, 1L, 1.75L.

About Synergy

Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. is the United States premier traveling festival production company.  SGE produces the Jägermeister Music Tours as well as the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival and co produces the Worldwide Rockstar Taste of Chaos as well as the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.  In 2010 alone SGE will produce over 125 Large Music Festival Events in over 100 cities in 15 countries throughout the world with attendance in excess of 1 million people.  Company principals John Reese and John Oakes have a combined 32 years of experience in artist management, large scale festival production and brand integration and have worked with artists as diverse as Guns N Roses and The Cure. SGE excels at integrating brands needs with large scale musical entertainment.”Jägermeister is our newest client and we have a strong three year relationship working with them on MAYHEM.  They are a company that completely understands what their brand is all about and together we feel like we can present successful, fresh ideas in the integration of their product and fans of music.” John Reese, CEO of SGE.


JAGERMEISTER FALL MUSIC TOUR SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER

24        Superpages.com Center, Dallas, TX

25        AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

26        Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX

28        Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA

30        Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN

OCTOBER

1        The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, GA

2        Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL

3        Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami, FL

5        Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

6        1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD

8        Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, NY

9        Toyota Pavilion @ Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA

10        LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH

12        Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY

14        War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN

15        DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, MI

16        Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI

19        Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UT

20        The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV

21        Gibson Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA

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