ALL SHALL PERISH: New Song From Upcoming Release Posted Online!

March 4th, 2011
by EvilG

Oakland, California extreme metallers ALL SHALL PERISH have posted  the brand new track “Divine Illusion” to their Facebook page ( Like/share the band on Facebook in order to hear it! The song comes from their yet-to-be-named upcoming album due out in the Summer to coincide with their appearance at this year’s ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL TOUR.

Commented the band: “This is just a small taste of what is coming with the new record. We definitely brought back the brutality with this one and the breakdowns are gonna leave panties wet and asses sore… and you begging for more!”

ALL SHALL PERISH recently wrapped up their fourth album and follow up to their 2008 release Awaken the Dreamers. The record was completed right before the band hit the road for their current tour with KATAKLYSM, DECREPIT BIRTH, CONDUCTING FOR THE GRAVE and ABYSMAL DAWN.

ALL SHALL PERISH have been added to this years installment of the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYEM FESTIVAL! ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, the heralded hard rock and metal event of the summer, is swiftly becoming the heavy music fans’ summertime rite of passage. The 4th annual summertime juggernaut announces the 2011 line-up with DISTURBED, GODSMACK and MEGADETH, joined by MACHINE HEAD, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, ALL SHALL PERISH and many more of today’s most electrifying artists. The tour will make a 26 date trek across the country beginning on July 9th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. Tune in to and for up-to-date ticketing information and show dates.
ALL SHALL PERISH recently parted ways with original drummer Matt Kuykendall. The group stated at the time, “It’s always tough to part ways with a long-time member and friend, but it was absolutely necessary in order to maintain forward progress.” A four-minute video message introducing new drummer Adam Pierce can be viewed at
The new album will also mark the recording debut of guitar virtuoso Francesco Artusato from Treviso, Italy. Examples of his playing may be found here


Awaken The Dreamers, the third full-length album from Oakland, California-based extreme metallers ALL SHALL PERISH, sold just under 5,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 126. The follow-up to “The Price of Existence” was recorded once again at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland with producer Zack Ohren (LIGHT THIS CITY, DECREPIT BIRTH).

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March 4th, 2011
by EvilG

WORCESTER, Mass. – The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and Break Thru Music are teaming up to give a local New England band a chance of a lifetime to play at this year’s 13th annual festival.

Break Thru Music is a new company dedicated to offering upcoming bands a shot playing in front of packed-houses while opening for nationally-known bands.

Break Thru Music will host a series of five shows at the Webster in Hartford, Conn., where bands will complete for a slot on the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 13. This competition is the only way a local band can earn a spot at the festival. More information on Break Thru Music and the competitions is available at

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Thursday, April14 through Saturday, April 16 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.

The lineup for Thursday is: Attack Attack!, Vanna, MyChildren MyBride, Our Last Night, Stray from the Path, Arsonist Get All The Girls, A Bullet For Pretty Boy, Lions Lions, Armor For The Broken, This Or the Apocalypse, I, the Breather, Across The Sun, Too Late The Hero, Attila, A Plea For Purging, Dr. Acula, The Crimson Armada, Legacy, Counterparts, Legion, An Early Ending, Vemia, and Capitals.

Bands scheduled for Friday are: Biohazard, Blood for Blood, Bury Your Dead, Terror, Winds of Plague, Cruel Hand, Your Demise, Thy Will Be Done, This Is Hell, The Carrier, Suffokate, Born Low, Murder Death Kill, Stick To Your Guns, Trapped Under Ice, Lionheart, Shai Hulud, Close Your Eyes, Legend, Monsters, The World We Knew, The Great Commission, The Greenery, Hundredth, King Conquer, and Betrayal.

Saturday’s lineup is: Hatebreed, Between the Buried and Me, Oceano, Carnifex, Born of Osiris, Job For A Cowboy, Times Of Grace, The Ocean, Dying Fetus, Skeletonwitch, Lazarus A.D., Beneath The Massacre, The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, 3 Inches Of Blood, Within the Ruins, The Contortionist, Volumes, Molotov Solution, Nails, Hung, Sons of Aurelius, A Life Once Lost, Confrontation, Last Chance To Reason, Burning the Masses, Cephalic Carnage, Revocation, Structures, Withered, and Wretched.

Monster Energy is the official energy drink of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 13. All In Merch is the official merchandise company and Hails & Horns is the official magazine.

Metal Blade Records, Atticus Black, D’Addario Strings and Evans Drumheads are also sponsors of this year’s festival. Break Thru Music ( is hosting series of events for bands to complete for a slot on the festival. Mazur PR coordinates media inquiries and Metal Injection supplies fans with videos and interviews at for a preview of all the bands. Jeremy Saffer from and Aaron Peppelis from provide all the official festival photos. This year the festival has also teamed up with a charity called Rise Above ( to help children in Massachusetts get funding for them to learn instruments, play sports and go to events.

Doors open at 1 p.m. on Thursday and the festival will run from 1 to 10:45 p.m. Doors open at noon on Friday and Saturday, with the shows running from noon to 12:45 a.m. It is an all-ages event.

Tickets for Thursday cost $25. Friday and Saturday individual day tickets cost $35. A 3-day ticket costs $89 with a discounted rate of $69 if purchased before February 15. All tickets go on sale Friday, February 4 at 10 a.m. at FYE Stores, online at or (800) 477-6849.


Performers are subject to change.


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March 4th, 2011
by EvilG

This Friday, March 4th at 6 p.m. PACIFIC / 9 p.m. EASTERN, the Ωmega Wave live podcast will host special guest Barney Greenway of Napalm Death.   It will then be made available for streaming on demand.


FORBIDDEN / Demonica / SpiralArms guitarist & songwriter Craig Locicero and his co-host “Barbwire” Bill Shields (former host for In the Dark Radio, Professional Wrestler and current Ordained Minister of the Collective Conscious) will be taking questions and speaking off-the-cuff on whatever news-related and controversial subject may come up.


The goals of the show are two-fold:


1) To speak to different compelling and controversial lyricists in Metal and Hard Rock weekly.  They will be asked about their motivation, their craft, and what exactly inspires them in these challenging times to do what they do.  Their thoughts & opinions on the most current affairs and intensely debated issues will also be discussed.


2) Have listeners sit in on a real conversation between good friends without censorship watering those thoughts down.  Hosts Bill and Craig will be taking questions & topic suggestions live and will have unfiltered reactions to them in real time. These conversations will not hold back and could get very heated at times, depending on the topic.


Tune in live this Friday to the Ωmega Wave Show here.


Previous podcasts & guests include: Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth, Sons of Liberty), Henrik Ohlsson (Scar Symmetry), and Neil Fallon (Clutch, the Company Band).  All of them had much different points of view but all generally want the same thing: a better world for our children’s children to live in!


Future guests will include Michael Amott & Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy, Dave Brockie of Gwar, Maurizio Iacono of Kataklysm, Charles Elliott of Abysmal Dawn and many more!


Listen to the tracks “Forsaken At The Gates” and “Dragging My Casket” from FORBIDDEN’s 2010 reunion album, Omega Wave, here.


Purchase Omega Wave (digi-pak or vinyl version) at the Nuclear Blast USA webstore.


Visit FORBIDDEN online at,, and


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March 4th, 2011
by EvilG

Headbanger's Kitchen

Headbanger's Kitchen

Demonic Resurrection frontman Demonstealer has teamed up with Srinivaas Sunderrajan, bass player for metal band Scribe to create an online heavy metal cooking show called ‘Headbanger’s Kitchen’. On the show, the Demonstealer rustles up some of his favourite dishes and invites one metal band to sample his cooking and sit down for an informal interview. The first episode of the show features Dubai metal veterans Nervecell as guests. The show is produced by Enter Guerrilla productions, headed by Srinivaas.

I’ve always had a passion for food and cooking and I started a recipe blog on facebook called Demonic Cookery which became quite popular. So I decided to take that to the next level by making cooking videos and I came up with the idea of merging my passion for cooking and love for heavy metal into creating a unique show like Headbanger’s Kitchen. After that I teamed up with Srinivaas who had already done the DR music video and he helped me bring this vision to life’ said Demonstealer.

The show launches on 4th March on

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STEVEN TYLER Launces New App.

March 4th, 2011
by Celtic Bob

The iconic rocker and American Idol judge, Steven Tyler has launched his new mobile App, “Steven Tyler’s AppSoLewdly” today, available exclusively at the iTunes app store.  For $2.99, fans can have access to exclusive, unpredictable, and uncensored content including self made videos, never before seen photos and other noises from his head like a digital sound box filled with his most outrageous and funny “Tylerisms.” The app can be purchased at

Straight from his mind, Tyler’s self-created App is an intimate journey in the daily and deeply personal adventures of the Demon of Screamin’ himself!  Chronicling everything from his new life in California, to the set of American Idol and into the depths of working in the recording studio this is the one and only place to see the full and un-edited man himself.

Just like Steven, you can never predict what videos or photos will be available, so fans should be sure to check the App often.

Steven Tyler is the iconic songwriter, lyricist, author, composer and voice of Aerosmith – America’s Greatest Rock and Roll band – and is considered one of rock’s most recognizable and dynamic frontmen. Rolling Stone Magazine has cited him one of the greatest singers of all time. He is currently a judge on American Idol, a role for which The New York Times referred to him as “genius” in.  His long anticipated autobiography, Does The Noise In My Head Bother You? is set for release in May 2011.  A new Aerosmith record is expected later this year and a tour has been confirmed with dates to be announced.

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March 4th, 2011
by EvilG

Fallen Earth, LLC, developers of the self-titled  massively multiplayer online game, Fallen Earth, announced their latest collaboration with Nuclear Blast Records, the world’s largest independent heavy metal label, inviting players and fans of both the popular post-apocalyptic MMO and hit artist Kataklysm to post their burning questions about the band, set to be answered and documented during the group’s North American tour.

Fans are encouraged to post their questions—either in text or video format—on the Fallen Earth Facebook page beginning today through Tuesday, March 8.

Making a pit-stop to the Fallen Earth development studio during their present tour, Kataklysm band members will sit down with developers to answer and record player questions later this month. The visit will be documented for Kataklysm’s forthcoming DVD, The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined, and will be available for players and fans via Fallen Earth’s in-game “Nuclear Blast Radio” and the Fallen Earth website.

For more information, visit

Visit the Fallen Earth Facebook page here.

Visit KATAKLYSM online at, on Facebook, on MySpace, on Twitter, and the band’s official YouTube channel.

About Fallen Earth, LLC

Formed in 2003, FALLEN EARTH, LLC is a special purpose entity born out of Icarus Studios dedicated to the production of the independently produced and published, massively multiplayer online game (MMO) unlike any other, Fallen Earth. Set in the Grand Canyon in 2156 and mixing first-person shooter-style action with role-playing game design, Fallen Earth allows players to explore a post-apocalyptic world through crafting, trading, and scavenging. Fallen Earth is co-developed with Icarus Studios using the patented technology xScape Platform and available exclusively for the PC. Fallen Earth is rated “M” for “Mature” by the ESRB.

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MASTER: Death Metal Legends Forced To Cancel Headlining Tour

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

Death metal legends MASTER, who were scheduled to kick off their long-anticipated U.S. headlining tour earlier this week with support from Lightning Swords Of Death and Mobile Deathcamp, were denied entry into the country and forced to return to the Czech Republic.


Said MASTER mainman Paul Speckmann in a statement: “We arrived Tuesday morning in Holland and after intense questioning we proceeded to the eye and body scan machine. Along with the other passengers, we proceeded to the plane. We arrived in Detroit and went to passport control. I waited for about two hours for any word on the guys. The police came to explain that the visa waiver program didn’t apply to musicians. So they sent me to customs and proceeded to tear apart everything and sent me on my way. I waited for six hours to get on another airplane and return to Europe. Thankfully the lady at the Delta checkout counter was very helpful and confirmed that the guys would be on the next plane in the evening and I could return with them. The guys were escorted to the plane by four police officers and returned their passports when we arrived in Amsterdam. Since when are musicians and terrorists in the same category? Again I apologize to all the bands, organizers and fans of course. I guess the CD cover of the Human Machine CD has become a reality!”

Due to the financial loss, MASTER U.S. tour merch, a CD/T-shirt combo is being sold domestically for $20.00 US/ $30.00 EU via PayPal (

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March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG


Sponsored by Nuclear Blast USA, Decibel Magazine, Amoeba Music L.A. and Dean Guitars, the world’s first-ever film festival dedicated to heavy metal music is set to take place at the Downtown Independent Cinema in Los Angeles, California this coming March 31st through April 3rd, 2011.


Festival organizer and long-time metalhead Samuel Douek is proud to announce the first portion of the maiden line-up for 2011’s Heavy Metal Film Festival.  Many more films will be announced soon.

“I think the Metal community in Los Angeles will be surprised in many ways and people around the world will be intrigued about what our festival is all about.  This is shaping up to be an international event with films from Lithuania, the U.K., USA, and Finland.  To open the very first Heavy Metal Film Festival, we have decided to give the honor to LAS MARIMBAS DEL INFIERNO (MARIMBAS FROM HELL) directed by Julio Hernández Cordón.  A Guatemalan film with co-production from France & México, this tells an amazing story of survival, cultural tradition, Heavy Metal, and trying to live a decent life.  This film premiered as an official selection at the Toronto Film Festival and then played at San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain.  The film has already been selected at the Miami International Film Festival and will definitely travel the world.  We are extremely happy to have the Los Angeles premiere of this unique and original story.  The opening night screening will be followed by a reception.”

Other films screening at the Heavy Metal Film Festival include:

PROMISED LAND OF HEAVY METAL (Kimmo Kuusniemi&Tanja Katinka Karttunen) Finland 2010: A feature documentary film about the history and philosophy of Heavy Metal and how it became such a big deal in a small country called Finland.   From its early “underground” days to the present success stories, interviews with famous – and infamous – musicians, experts, events organizers, a psychiatrist, a priest, and a doctor of theology all tell the story of Finnish Metal.  Can metal survive when it becomes mainstream and Eurovision and Pop Idol competitions are won by metal?  Metal has even entered the Finnish Lutheran church which organizes metal masses.  Includes interviews with Finnish metal’s heavy hitters NIGHTWISH, HIM, SONATA ARCTICA, NIGHTWISH, and LORDI plus ENTOMBED from Sweden, Norway’s DIMMU BORGIR, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE from the U.S., plus the Madam President of Finland herself, Tarja Halonen.
THE BUNNY GAME (Adam Rehmeier) USA 2011: A violent drama in black and white that will promise to be the talk of the festival, its dialogue and photography scream Metal. With a soundtrack from local black metal band Harrasor, the film follows the life of a drug addicted prostitute and how she is picked up by a truck driver and held against her will for 5 days. The Bunny Game is as much twisted performance art as traditional feature film.  Equal parts snuff film and extremely non-traditional therapy, it’s clear that normal cinematic rules don’t apply.  The director states:  “We wanted to make a film the same way in which we recorded music, and in that sense, The Bunny Game, is very much a musician’s film.”  Includes a Q & A session with the director and cast.

THREE DAYS (Daina Pupkeviciute) Lithuania 2011: A creative documentary about a thrash metal band from Lithuania named DISSIMULATION from the Ledo Takas Records roster.  The film follows the band for three days on a road trip covering what Metal is all about.  The band has not played together in months and they are on their way to a metal fest in Lithuania.  This film manages to bring the intense and beautiful scenery of Lithuania and its landscapes to the Metal life of Lithuania and its citizens.  The members of DISSIMULATION are not, by any means, your normal characters; discussions about life and transformation are only the beginning of a philosophical debate that makes the band what it is.

ABSENT (Justin Hunt) USA 2011: This explores the worldwide crisis of absent and disengaged fathers and the negative impact that the “father wound” makes on society.  Weaving interviews with participants who speak from observation and personal experience, the film includes on-camera testimony from author John Eldredge, World Champion boxer Johnny Tapia, fitness model Robin Decker and James Hetfield, best known as co-founder of METALLICA.  Includes a Q & A session with the director.

(Craig Hooper) U.K. 2010: ***EXCLUSIVE, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN 120 MINUTE VERSION FOR HMFF*** SAXON are true heavy metal heroes. Their story is a classic rock ‘n’ roll saga: five friends from the backstreets of Yorkshire, England setting out to take on the world. The resulting chart glory, mixed with band in-fighting and full-on rock excess, ensures their dramatic tale will become part of heavy metal history.  This feature-length documentary film tells the full warts-and-all story of 30 years of heartache, earache, success and excess. Produced by critically acclaimed documentary filmmakers Coolhead, it not only has contributions from SAXON members past and present, but also from the likes of Lars Ulrich (METALLICA), Lemmy & “Fast” Eddie Clarke (MOTÖRHEAD), and many, many others.  It also features freshly-uncovered archived material. The whole production was funded by SAXON‘s army of loyal fans, who pre-ordered copies of the film before it was completed, providing Coolhead with the budget to make the film.

(Sacha Gervasi) USA 2008:  Probably the most awarded music film in the last few years, we are lucky enough that it is about a Metal Band, ANVIL!  We decided to screen this film for many reasons.  First, because we can; second, because director Sacha and Lips will be joining us for a Q & A session after the film for a very special presentation.


ASSORTED ATROCITIES (Craig Cefola & Rob Dukes) USA 2011: ***EXCLUSIVE EDIT FOR HMFF WITH 20 MINUTES OF BONUS MATERIAL*** After EXODUS pioneered the Bay Area Thrash scene back in 1980, the band has gone through hell and back a few times.  Without achieving the commercial success as some of their peers, they have stayed true to both their music and fans, still creating some of the best music in the thrash metal genre.  This film covers the last 5 years of the band’s history and brings you into their inner circle. Including stories about original vocalist Paul Baloff’s craziest moments, tales from the road, and an inside look at the recording process of “Shovel Headed Kill Machine,” this special screening of Assorted Atrocities features bonus footage not available on the band’s 2010 DVD of the same name.  Live footage includes EXODUS in South America, Japan, Australia, and Europe plus the band’s voice-over sessions for the cartoon “METALOCALYPSE.”


HATED: G.G. Allin & the Murder Junkies (Todd Phillips) USA 1994:  ***MIDNIGHT SCREENING*** Documentary about the life & death of the notorious underground punk icon G.G. Allin, the foul-mouthed, heroin-shooting lead singer of the Murder Junkies, who would throw excrement at the crowd, start fights with the biggest guys in the audience, and threatened to kill himself onstage. He was considered the lowest common denominator of our society by some, an avant-garde artist by others. He died of an overdose in the early ‘90s.


Stay tuned for additions to the festival line-up, plus the announcement of the short films section.

On Thursday, March 10th, advanced tickets to the HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL will be available for purchase via the Downtown Independent Cinema Box Office.  Ticket prices will be as follows:

$9.00 per film

$15.00 – Opening Night Screening (includes After-Party)

$33.00 – Day Pass (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

$66.60 – Advanced Purchase Festival Pass (ONLY 30 available at this SPECIAL PRICE; includes Opening Night)
$99.00 – Advanced Purchase Festival Pass (ONLY 100 available; includes Opening Night)


For more information about volunteering for this event, please write in to

Visit the HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL online at, on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and YouTube.


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HATE: North American Invasion Begins Next Week

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

In support of their latest masterpiece, Erebos, Polish extremists HATE are set to take North America by storm with a massive tour that kicks off next week (March 9th) at Jaxx in Springfield, VA. For the first leg of the tour, HATE will team up with Rotting Christ, Melechesh, Abigail Williams and Lecherous Nocturne for 30 shows. For the second tour, which begins on April 18th, HATE will support Sepultura, Belphegor and, on select shows Nevermore, during a 38-show run covering the US and Canada. The band has also been confirmed to play some extra concerts between the mentioned tours. The HATE North America invasion will contain altogether 76 shows in the period of three months! Bandleader ATF Sinner comments,


“We’ve been looking for such an opportunity for years. It’s going to be the biggest and most presigious tour we’ve taken part in, and we just can’t wait to be there to spew Erebos songs on the crowds! I know such a long tour is a challenge, but I’m sure we’re well prepare for it. It’s gonna be our second tour in North America after last year’s raid with Hypocrisy which was a great experience for us.”


For a taste of the mayhem to come, check out this video of the band performing the song “Luminous Horizon” from Erebos live in Kiev.



HATE North American Tour Dates








March 9 @ Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

March 10 @ Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ

March 11 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

March 12 @ Rocko’s – Manchester, NH

March 13 @ The Webster Theater – Hartford, CT

March 14 @ Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY

March 15 @ Petit Campus – Montreal, QC – CANADA

March 16 @ Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA

March 17 @ Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

March 18 @ Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

March 19 @ Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

March 20 @ Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

March 22 @ The Republik – Calgary, AB – CANADA

March 23 @ Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA

March 25 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA

March 26 @ Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

March 27 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

March 28 @ Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

March 29 @ The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

March 30 @ Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA

March 31 @ UB’s Restaurant & Bar – Mesa, AZ


April 1 @ The Nat Ballroom – Amarillo, TX

April 2 @ The Marquee – Tulsa, OK

April 3 @ Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX

April 4 @ Emo’s – Austin, TX

April 5 @ Walter’s – Houston, TX

April 7 @ Brass Mug – Tampa, FL

April 8 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

April 9 @ Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

April 10 @ The Casbah – Charlotte, NC







April 18 @ The Opera House – Toronto, ON

April 19 @ Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC

April 20 @ Club Soda – Montreal, QC

April 22 @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA

April 23 @ Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

April 24 @ The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

April 25 @ The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

April 26 @ Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

April 27 @ The Club At Firestone – Orlando, FL

April 28 @ Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

April 29 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA


May 1 @ Clicks – Tyler, TX

May 2 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX

May 3 @ Trees – Dallas, TX

May 5 @ Jake’s – Lubbock, TX

May 6 @ Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

May 7 @ The Clubhouse (feat. D.R.I.) – Tempe, AZ

May 8 @ Club DV8 (feat. D.R.I.) – Tucson, AZ

May 9 @ House Of Blues – San Diego, CA

May 10 @ The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

May 11 @ The Grand Ballroom At Regency Center – San Francisco, CA

May 12 @ Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

May 13 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA

May 14 @ The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

May 16 @ Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO

May 18 @ Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

May 19 @ Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

May 20 @ Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

May 21 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

May 22 @ Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH





May 23 @ Expo Five – Louisville, KY

May 24 @ The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

May 26 @ The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB

May 27 @ The Exchange – Regina, SK

May 28 @ Dickens – Calgary, AB

May 29 @ Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB

May 31 @ Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

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LAST CHANCE TO REASON Premiere Canadian Tour Video Diary

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

Prog-metalers, LAST CHANCE TO REASON, have launched a tour diary video documenting their current Canadian run. Check it out now, exclusively, at Metal Injection: The band is in Canada for several more shows and will then meet up with Atheist for a trek that swings down the east coast. The band will then join forces with Wretched and Sons of Aurelius for about a month of dates, before hitting New England Metal Fest. LAST CHANCE TO REASON’s Prosthetic debut, “Level 2,” hits the streets on April 12th in North America. Pre-order for the CD, on its own, or with a shirt is available at PROSTHETIC’s official webstore:

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

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

Catch the band live:
3/03     Lethbridge, AB – The Royal Canadian Legion #
3/07     Toronto, ON- Wreck Room %
3/08     Monteal, QC- Petit Campus *
3/09     NYC, NY- Santos Party House *
3/10     Baltimore, MD- Sonar *
3/12     Atlanta, GA- The Masquerade *
3/15     Nashville, TN- The End @
3/16     Alma, AR – Swad Shop @
3/18     Tulsa, OK – Reverb @
3/19     Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club @
3/20     Austin, TX- Dirty Dog Bar (SXSW) @
3/22     Amarillo, TX- Ebgb’s @
3/23     Gallup, NM- Juggernaut @
3/27     Fresno, CA- Bell Tower @
3/28     Santa Cruz- The Blue Lagoon @
3/30     Portland, OR- Branx @
3/31     Seattle, WA- El Corazon @
4/3       Englewood, CO- Gothic Theatre @
4/5       Minneapolis, MN- Cabooze @
4/7       St. Louis, MO- Fubar @
4/9       La Crosse, WI- Warehouse @
4/10     Portage, IN- Camelot Hall @
4/16     Worcester, MA- The Palladium, NE Metal and Hardcore Fest
# w/ Suffokate, The Contortionist
% w/ Atheist
* w/ Atheist, A Life Once Lost, Revocation
@ w/ Wretched, Sons of Aurelius

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

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March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG


The band Aperion, who has grinded their ideas almost in secret for several years, struck Slovenia in 2010 with their long awaited first album Act of Hybris. The bands hidden wishes came true, as they emerged on the foreign music scene unexpectedly quick and the album called for a reproduction. Good news apparently travels fast, as proven by numerous comments of foreign critics. Aperion received excellent reviews, not only in Slovenia, but also in England, France, USA, Spain, Germany Italy… The songs from their first album found their way onto four compilations across Europe and even in America, which is particularly difficult to conquer. The French audience has rewarded them with the third place on La Grose radio station, after competing with great names such as Metallica, Scorpions, The Rolling Stones, Slayer, Helloween, Megadeth,…


Last year the band presented their first album to the Slovene audience at various festivals and their independent tour and this year they are going abroad. They signed a contract with the German label G-records and on the 4th of March their album will be released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


Mastering by Mika Jussila (Apocalyptica, Nightwish, Amorphis,..)


ACT OF HYBRIS -Album Trailer


ACT OF HYBRIS -FAIRYTALE MIND first EU single-Trailer!


Ü – first Official Video from the Debut Album


Ü- remix /Bonus track for the EU Release !


APERION- Act Of Hybris

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DECEASED Announce Plans to Records New Album

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG
Virginian death/thrash metal veterans metal DECEASED will be heading back into the studio this year to record Surreal Overdose, their first full-length of all-new material since 2005’s As The Weird Travel On. The long-running metal maestros have kept the faith since 1985, summoning a slew of cult releases and building up an immensely dedicated fanbase that has followed the band merrily into hell and back. Now, at the dawn of 2011, King Fowley and his band of ‘bangers have returned!

King Fowley will return to the drum kit for this recording, handling both drums and vocals. The band will welcome in longtime live member Shane Fuegel on guitar (replacing long time band member Mark Adams who retired from music in 2007), while Mike Smith continues on studio guitar alongside longtime bassist Les Snyder.


The new record will be recorded at Assembly Line Studios in Virginia with Kevin Gutierrez engineering and King Fowley producing. The CD will be handled in the states by the band’s own label, Shrieks from the Hearse Records, alongside PATAC Records. Hell’s Headbangers will handle the vinyl edition, while overseas distribution will be announced shortly.

*The band is currently seeking live gigs and press opportunities. King Fowley is available for interviews now; please contact Catharsis PR for all things dirty and Deceased.*



Deceased has attained a dedicated, though cult following throughout a lengthy recording and live career. Founded in 1984, by drummer and vocalist King Fowley, the first band to sign Relapse Records, they released four full albums through the label, along with a number of EPs, demos and re-releases of early demos. Leaving Relapse Records in 2003 to sign to Thrash Corner, the band continues to release material to this day. Their sound centers around the powerhouse drumming and horror lyrics barked, sometimes narrated vocals of Fowley, telling tales of zombies and classic works of horror from The Twilight Zone to the works of Edgar Allan Poe (“Dark Chilling Heartbeat” retells “The Tell-Tale Heart” on their Supernatural Addiction album), while the twin guitars often move quickly from riff to riff – the band’s songs typically work through several time signature and tempo changes. From their fairly primitive origins, while their core sound has always retained an almost punk/hardcore edge to its rawness, Deceased became more and more ambitious in terms of their use of melody in their progressive, lengthy thrash guitar workouts. This transition in their career was marked by the release of a full zombie concept LP, “Fearless Undead Machines”, with cover art by painter Wes Benscoter and spoken samples from George A. Romero’s “..of the Dead” films, as well as the band’s own attempts to stage classic horror monologue and storytelling. In 2005 the band signed with Thrash Corner Records and released ‘As the Weird Travel On’ which was accepted instantly in the underground as one of few old-school metal bands still putting out quality material. The band started their own label in 2008 called Shrieks from the Hearse Records. They re-released ‘Fearless Undead Machines’ as a 2 cd set soon after. 2009-10 saw the band on the road more then ever with lengthy tours both on the east and west coasts.


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DeathRiders announce Stay Screamin’ 2011 European Tour

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

DeathRiders (feat. Neil Turbin the Original Voice of Anthrax) announce Stay Screamin’ 2011 European Tour

Fistful Of Metal Alive

6.5.2011 Highway to DOKK’EM Open Air Pop Podium

Romein Leeuwarden, NL

7.5.2011 Metal Bash Open Air Neu Wulmstorf, DE

9.5.2011 Little Devil Tilburg, NL

10.5.2011 Bastard Club Osnabruck, DE

12.5.2011 Escape Metal Corner Vienna, AT

14.5.2011 The ACE Rock & Metal Club Berlin, DE

More Dates tba

3/11/2011 Musicians Institute Concert Hall – Hollywood, CA

3/13/2011 Whisky a Go-Go – W.Hollywood, CA

4/1/2011 The Vault – Thrash’A Fool’s Day – Temecula, CA

4/22/2011 Whisky a Go-Go -Fistful Of Metal Alive – One Night Only US – W.Hollywood, CA

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PROGRESSIVE POWER METAL – Sneak Peak at Tangent Plane’s new album “Project Elimi” :: Release Date: 25.03.2011

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

The result is the musical and lyrical concept in the mind of keyboardist and composer Ralph Swan. Again and again he took temporary project musicians to realize his musical visions. With a 4-track EP and various concerts with support for Fates Warning, Mind Odyssey, Sieges Even, etc. Due to the positive reviews from the media, fans and not least of the musicians the band was found in 2007.


In early 2008, the album “Among Grey Masks” taken in self-distributed and collected excellent reviews. At this time, manifested the solid line-up Tangent Plane: Ralph Swan Warrior – Keyboards, Bass – account Kostas (GRE), the guitarist Piero Pellegrino (ITA) and the singer Jan Michaelis (GER), and the drummer Dennis Hofmann (GER ).


Early 2010 the band worked in the studio with C. Schmid and RD Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Suicidal Angels, Orden Ogan, Eldritch, etc.) the first part of the “Project Elimi” trilogy. In May 2010 the band signed at 7Hard Records.




Band Members:

Jan Michaelis – Vocals

Piero Pellegrino – Guitars

Kostas Kontos – Bass Ralph

Swan Krieger – Keyboards

Dennis Hoffmann – Drums



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Upcoming Demonical shows in Europe + Usa + Asia

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

Announcement from DEMONICAL, the masters of Swedish Death Metal Darkness:


“We are utterly thrilled to announce our first ever battle on US-soil – the Rites of Darkness Festival in San Antonio TX – as well as our first ever shows in Thailand and Spain.

We can also reveal that Pablo Magallanes will join us as a second guitarist on the upcoming march through Europe. The addition of a second axe-man for live situations brings us to new heights and we can deliver the tracks – both new and old – with more power and might”


Here are all (so far) confirmed shows for 2011:


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 poster



18.08 (GER) Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze Festival


DEMONICAL – ‘Asian Death Infernal tour 2011’

30.09 (IND) Darjeeling / The Underground Unleashed Festival

02.10 (THA) Bangkok / The Rock Pub << NEW !!


DEMONICAL + supports

21.10 (SPA) Zaragoza / Ultimatum << NEW !!

22.10 (SPA) Barcelona / tba << NEW !!



09.12 (USA) San Antonio TX / Rites of Darkness Festival << NEW !!


More dates tba soon.


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