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


Tangent Plane www.tangent-plane.de (NEW MYSPACE DESIGN ONLINE)

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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.


Direct link to YouTube;: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRKr27HVYzM
YouTube : www.youtube.com/Demonicalofficial
Facebook : www.facebook.com/Demonicalofficial
MySpace : www.myspace.com/thedemonicalhorde
Web : www.demonical.net

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March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG


Californian thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD are preparing for their transatlantic journey ahead of their European tour, which starts next Wednesday, March 9th in London, UK.

BONDED BY BLOOD are teaming up with fellow US thrashers LAZARUS A.D. for a co-headlining tour which will take them around 14 European countries.  The tour will be the band’s first run of shows in Europe with new frontman MAURO GONZALEZ.


“We are about to leave for our first European tour with our new front man.  We are excited to play for all our European fans on this tour and we hope to see you guys at one of our gigs.  We just finished destroying North America alongside Lazarus A.D. and now we bring the devastation over to Europe!”

Catch BONDED BY BLOOD on tour in Europe with LAZARUS A.D. at the following shows:

Mar. 09 – London, UK – Academy 2
Mar. 10 – Bristol, UK – Area 81
Mar. 11 – Milton Keynes, UK – Crauford Arms
Mar. 12 – Leeds, UK – The Well
Mar. 13 – Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
Mar. 14 – Nottingham, UK – The Maze
Mar. 15 – Southampton, UK – Joiners
Mar. 16 – Norwich, UK – Metal Lust @ The Brickmakers
Mar. 17 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
Mar. 18 – Zürich, Switzerland – Dynamo
Mar. 19 – Prague, Czech Republic – Modra Vopice
Mar. 20 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
Mar. 21 – Vienna, Austria – 3Raum/Arena
Mar. 22 – Bologna, Italy – Lazzaretto
Mar. 23 – Barcelona, Spain – Mephisto
Mar. 24 – Madrid, Spain – Hebe
Mar. 25 – Paris, France – Paris Extreme
Mar. 26 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27 Black
Mar. 27 – Porto, Portugal – Porto Rio
Mar. 29 – Hamburg, Germany – Headcrush
Mar. 30 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Merleyn
Mar. 31 – Copenhagen, Denmark – The Rock
Apr. 01 – Cologne, Germany – The Underground
Apr. 02 – Bruges, Belgium – JH Comma

View the European tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/bbb_laztour_2011.jpg

Catch BONDED BY BLOOD on tour in North America at the following shows:

Apr. 17 – Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY

Apr. 18 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
Apr. 19 – Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
Apr. 20 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
Apr. 22 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Apr. 23 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Apr. 24 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 25 – The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Apr. 26 – Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
Apr. 27 – The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL
Apr. 28 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Apr. 29 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 01 – Clicks – Tyler, TX
May 02 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
May 03 – Trees – Dallas, TX
May 05 – Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
May 06 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
May 07 – The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ (w/ D.R.I.)
May 08 – Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ (w/ D.R.I.)
May 09 – 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 – Reggies 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 – CANADA
May 27 – The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA
May 28 – MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA
May 29 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
May 31 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA

Get tickets for the North American tour at http://www.enterthevault.com/artist.php?id=645

BONDED BY BLOOD’s new album, EXILED TO EARTH, is available now worldwide on limited edition CD with a free patch, as well as special low price CD and limited edition coloured vinyl.

Get the album now in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_16 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_16

For more BONDED BY BLOOD news and info, head to:

MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/bondedbyblood
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/officialbondedbyblood
Twitter – http://twitter.com/bondedbybloodLA

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March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

Lethal monsters from outer space, frozen inside Antarctica for millions of years and defrosted in the 80s due to the hairspray fumes from hair metal fans? Or “only” a band from Virginia with a stageshow even crazier than the music? Either way, Gwar have released twelve albums since 1988, most recently last year’s “Bloody pit of horror”. Their sound has varied, with influences from punk, Frank Zappa-like experimentation and, obviously, brutal metal. The latter ingredient dominates the Gwar sound of today. Other important components of the Gwar concept is the mixture of explicite genitals-related humor (beware of fluid-spraying from the stage) and, indeed, political commentaries. Plus “murders” of objectional individuals – don’t be surprised if you see someone like Mr. Lordi get “executed” on stage during Gwar’s SRF debut. An experience you won’t easily forget!

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VITAL REMAINS Seeks New Guitarist

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

US-based death/black metallers VITAL REMAINS have issued the following update:


“We are looking for a pro lead guitarist with good gear and good attitude. Must have valid passport, valid drivers license and clean criminal record!


If you are chosen you must relocate to Rhode Island. No exceptions!


Must be able to tour anytime, anywhere, without question.


No druggies, junkies, pot-heads, burnouts, drunks, posers, lazy, pussy-whipped motherfuckers need not apply!

Also no dead-beats with their hands out need apply as well!! Team players only.


We are looking for a long term dedicated musician who wants to work hard.


Requirements for audition:


Please make a video of yourself playing solos off the songs ‘Icons of Evil’ and ‘Dechristianize’. Also include a bio, CD and a list of anything you might have done in the past.


If we like what we see, you will be contacted and asked to come out for a live audition. You will be responsible for covering your own flights and living costs while you are here.


Only if you are chosen for this gig will you then be reimbursed for flights. All others will have to cover their own flight home.


Please send all interested parties and or videos to the following email: vitalremains2000@aol.com.”

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MOTÖRHEAD Appears On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon; Video Available

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

MOTÖRHEAD was guest on last night’s (Wednesday, March 2nd) edition of NBC-TV’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon promoting their new album, The Wörld Is Yours. According to Fallon’s website, “Motorhead performed on the show tonight, and it was totally badass. They stuck around after the taping ended to play their song, ‘Get Back In Line’, exclusively for our site.”

Check out the footage below.



Motorhead - the world is yours

Motorhead - the world is yours


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Announcing new band…..FINAL DECREE (featuring members of HIRAX, DEATHRIDERS, & PHANTOM-X)

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

We are officially announcing the band.. FINAL DECREE !!! Glenn Rogers (ex-HIRAX) on guitar, Dave Watson (ex-DEATHRIDERS) on guitar, Daniel Cordova (ex-VENGEANCE RISING) on bass, Jorge Iacobellis (HIRAX) on drums, and Kevin Goocher (PHANTOM-X) on vocals. The band is currently writing and preparing to record in hopes to have the first release of the new band to the public very soon. We are all excited about this project and can’t wait to share it with everyone.







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RAM – New album mastered!

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

The yet untitled new RAM album has been mastered by Dragan Tanskovich at Bohus Recordings and is ready for release. RAM are currently in negotiations with a number of record companies concerning the release of the new album.




Oscar Carlquist,vocals has the following to say about the new album:

Again we are pushing the envelope of the RAM sound, this album differs quite a bit from our 2009 release “Lightbringer”, the sound is rawer and has a strong nerve and honest live like feel but still it is extremely powerful it was produced by me and Harry Granroth (guitars) and Per Stålberg and Olle Björk and recorded at Welfare Studios here in Gothenburg, Dragan Tanskovich is also a huge part of this by contributing massive power in the mastering process.

Songwise we are showing new sides of the band, the album is a 10 song sonic rollercoaster displaying an array of  different styles, emotions tempos and agressions but all within the concept of traditional Heavy Metal of course. In all honesty I can’t choose one single song that is representative of the sound of the album as a whole. We are really pleased with this album that feels like a really cool direction to take from Lightbringer and we can’t wait to blast these new song live!


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PAGAN’S MIND – Title Of New Album Revealed, New Song Available For Streaming

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

On March 2nd, Norwegian metallers PAGAN’S MIND revealed the title of their forthcoming sixth studio album on The Metal Madman Radio Show. The album will be called Heavenly Ecstasy and the song ‘Intermission’, which debuted on the show, is now available for streaming here.


Pagan's Mind: Nils K Rue, Jorn Viggo Lofstad, Ronny Tegner, Steinar Krokmo, Stian Kristoffersen

Pagan's Mind: Nils K Rue, Jorn Viggo Lofstad, Ronny Tegner, Steinar Krokmo, Stian Kristoffersen



Heavenly Ecstasy, the follow-up to 2007’s God’s Equation, was mixed last fall by Stefan Glaumann – known for his work with RAMMSTEIN, MADONNA, WITHIN TEMPTATION – at Toytown Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.

For more information visit Pagansmind.com.

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NEVERMORE On Tour With Temporary Replacement For Bassist Jim Sheppard; Live Footage Available

March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

NEVERMORE bassist Jim Sheppard recently underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. Rather than cancel their planned European tour, the band brought in ONE UNDONE’s Dagna Barrera as a temporary replacement. Barrera previously toured as a member of Nevermore frontman Warrel Dane’s solo band.

Footage of Barrera on stage with Nevermore is available below:

Remaining dates on the tour are as follows:


3 – Barcelona, Spain – Apollo

4 – Lyon, France – Transbordeur

5 – Florence, Italy – Viper

6 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7

7 – Milan, Italy – Magazzini Generali

8 – Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg – Kulturfabrik

10 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Cvetlicarna

11 – Munich, Germany – Backstage

12 – Wien, Austria – Gasometer

13 – Würzburg, Germany – Posthalle

14 – Budapest, Hungary – Petoefi Hall

16 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle

17 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp

8 – Geiselwind, Germany – Music Hall

19 – Tilburg, The Netherlands – O13

20 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Melkweg

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March 3rd, 2011
by EvilG

KILL RITUAL is Here! Featuring ex members of Imagika, Dark Angel and Eldritch!  www.myspace.com/killritual

New Band, New music, Same Mission!  Time To Kill !!


Steven Rice- (x Imagika)- Lead Guitar
Josh Gibson-Vocals
Wayne DeVecchi-(x Imagika, Doom Society)-Drums
Roberto Proietti-(x Eldritch)-Guitar
Danyael Williams-(x Dark Angel)-Bass

New CD “Serpentine Rituals” in 2011


Steven Rice - Lead Guitar

Steven Rice - Lead Guitar


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SYMFONIA – Vocalist Andre Matos

March 3rd, 2011
by Arto Lehtinen




Symfonia. Does that name of the band ring any bells out there yet? Maybe not for everyone as Symfonia is basically a new band on the metal map. But behind Symfonia there are well known names and persons involved in the band. When unveiling names such as Andre Matos, Timo Tolkki, Uli Kusch, Jari Kainulainen and Mikko Harkin it is quite obvious the interest toward this five piece may increase tremendously. The Metal-Rules.com team had an nice and pleasant task to witness the debut show of Symfonia at the Finnish Metal Expo. After the show we were lucky enough to have an opportunity of doing an interesting and in-depth interview with vocalist Andre Matos regarding the birth of Symfonia, Avantasia, and plenty of other topics including Symfonia’s future activities. Ladies and gentleman, the first Symfonia interview here at Metal-Rules.com.


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