THE AMENTA ‘VO1D’ New Release 8th March – FREE

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

‘VO1D’ New Release 8th March – FREE!

Australian extreme music collective, THE AMENTA, have announced the track listing for their enormous multimedia release “V01D” . Combining the harsh, ugly electronics of previous works with a wall-of-noise approach to melody which has hitherto only been hinted, “V01D” is a true multi-media experience. “V01D” is to be released on March 8th, 2011 via www.theamenta.com exclusively.

With guest appearances by “Occasus” era vocalist Mark “Cesium 137” Bevan and former bass player Dale Harrison and incorporating a new song, re-records, an ARMOURED ANGEL cover, electronic experiments, remixes professional video and mastered by Alan Douches (HATE ETERNAL, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), “V01D” is THE AMENTA’s response to download culture. “V01D” will be FREE. 16 audio tracks and 5 videos, free to the fan. Released 8th of March.

As a taster for this massive release, THE AMENTA have also released a multi-media “single” for the track ‘Vermin’, featuring a film clip, live clips, remixes and the re-record.

‘Vermin’ is free. It can be downloaded from www.theamenta.com. It is available for one week only. Do not miss out.

The film clip for ‘Vermin’ can also be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOTiQ99aOoI

Track listing for “V01D” is as follows:

AUDIO

1. Empty

2. V01D (exclusive new song)

3. Erebus (re-recorded)

4. Ache

5. Junky (re-recorded)

6. Spine (re-recorded)

7. Null

8. Vermin (re-recorded)

9. Nihil (re-recorded)

10. Nil

11. Enigmatize (originally performed by ARMOURED ANGEL)

12. None

13. Junky (remix)

14. Nihil (remix)

15. Vermin (remix)

16. Erebus (remix)

 

VIDEO

THE AMENTA LIVE IN SYDNEY

(Multi-camera, pro-audio video)

1. Junky

2. Vermin

3. Mictlan

4. Erebus

5. Vermin (film clip, never before released)

THE AMENTA AUSTRALIAN ‘VO1D’ TOUR MARCH – JUNE 2011

with RUINS and Ouroboros performing at:

Mar 26th – Valve Bar, Tempe *

April 1st – The Arthouse, Melbourne**

April 2nd – The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart (AA)

April 2nd -The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart (18+)

April 3rd – The Pelly Bar,Frankston *

April 8th – The Bass Bar, Wagga Wagga

April 9th – The Maram, Canberra

April 15th – Monstrothic, Brisbane**

April 29th – Club LED, Newcastle**

April 30th – The Gaelic Theatre, Sydney

*The Amenta Only

**The Amenta and Ruins Only


VO1D – Coming March 8th!

www.theamenta.com

www.myspace.com/theamenta

www.myspace.com/ruinsblackmetal

www.myspace.com/ouroborosmetal

www.jonhockingdesign.com

www.soundworkstouring.com

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KAOTEON – VENI VIDI VOMUI

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

KAOTEON released through the much respected OSMOSE PRODUCTIONS their debut album “VENI VIDI VOMUI”.

VVV was recorded and mixed at Mixdown Studios in the bullet-scarred city of Beirut, while mastering took place at Unisound studios (Sweden) by none other than Dan Swanö (BloodBath, Unicorn, Edge of Sanity, Diabolical Masquerade, Pan.Thy.Monium, Nightingale, Katatonia, etc…).

Osmose states:

“Forged in the Middle East where Terror and War never rest; the Lebanese Extreme Black/Death Metal band KAOTEON brings forth their first full length record with Osmose Productions to blast your ears and damage your minds. This kaotik opus is titled Veni Vidi Vomui, which translates to I came, I saw, I vomited.

KAOTEON’s full length is a statement of anger and disgust towards civil wars, terrorism, invasions, sectarianism, and deceit. These themes are dissected throughout their lyrics to project Lebanon’s daily life.

Several bands wrote about the ripping political and religious instability in the middle east but KAOTEON lives it to this day. From Shrieks, Low Grunts, and High Pitched vocals to fast and mind blowing blasts, this is a not to miss record for every Extreme Metal fan that enjoy uncompromising metal riffs.

 

This is going to be an unmatched statement of hatred. Zero tolerance.”

 

http://www.osmoseproductions.com/item/2/0-110402-1101-1-0/114724119/kaoteon-veni-vidi-vomui.html

 

Words from the band: “Expect nothing but utter brutality, unseen anger and solemn disgust. The black hearted beast of KAOTEON is back and will burn everything that stands in its way, for the fires of hell rages within our hearts.”

“Imagine the blasting sound of supernovae compressed on a disk to serve as the soundtrack for the end of this wretched universe – This is what Veni Vidi Vomui sounds like!”

 

Tracklist:

 

1. Veni Vidi Vomui

2. Jihannam Wa Bi2sal Massir

3. Wartimes

4. Hateforged Retaliation

5. Provenance of Hatred

6. Anthem of the Dead

7. One by One (Dogs Heed the Call)

8. Decrepitude

9. Wrenched

10. Love Died (In Your Cunt)

11. To Purge One’s Self

 

More Details below:

http://www.osmoseproductions.com/heading/2-159/kaoteon.html
http://www.myspace.com/kaoteon
http://www.facebook.com/pages/KAOTEON/32072402693

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BLOODBATH TO RELEASE ‘BLOODBATH OVER BLOODSTOCK’ LIVE DVD

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

Bloodbath Over Bloodstock

Bloodbath Over Bloodstock

‘Bloodbath Over Bloodstock’ due out April 25th on Peaceville Records


STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Swedish extreme metal act, Bloodbath, has announced the forthcoming release of an all-new live DVD, Bloodbath Over Bloodstock, due out later this spring on Peaceville Records. The deluxe mediabook-packaged release will feature Bloodbath’s August 2010 set from the famed Bloodstock Festival – one of the UK’s leading metal events – consisting of songs from the critically-acclaimed tornado of blasphemy, The Fathomless Mastery (2008), as well as other classics and fan favorites.  The full package will also include a 16-page booklet and a wealth of extras, featuring bonus footage taken from PartySan festival in 2008 and extensive band member interviews. Bloodbath Over Bloodstock will hit stores on April 25th.

Bloodbath, a heavy metal supergroup hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, formed in 1998 with a mutual fascination for the glory days of death metal (especially Swedish legends such as Entombed and Dismember).  The band’s core line-up has remained mostly solid through the years, since the ‘Breeding Death’ EP was unleashed back in 2000.  Bloodbath features prominent members of Katatonia and Opeth, including the unmistakable, Mikael Äkerfeldt, on vocals.

Stay tuned for more information on Bloodbath and Bloodbath Over Bloodstock.

Bloodbath online…

Bloodbath is…
Mikael Åkerfeldt – lead vocals
Anders “Blakkheim” Nyström – lead guitars
Per “Sodomizer” Eriksson – guitars
Jonas Renkse – bass
Martin “Axe” Axenrot – drums, percussion

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DECAPITATED: STUDIO REPORT #3

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG
Vogg with Malta @ Soundboard

Vogg with Malta @ Soundboard

Polish technical death metal band DECAPITATED continue their work at Radio Gdańsk Studio in Poland recording their Nuclear Blast debut and follow-up to 2006’s Organic Hallucinosis.

 

Guitarist & founding member Wacek “Vogg”Kiełtyka checks in once again from the studio:

 

Hi Everyone,

We are half-way through with guitar tracking. All is going according to the plan and in a few days we are starting with the bass. The guitars sound heavy yet very selective. I must admit we have come up with a very original sound that in my opinion resembles ‘black storm clouds.’  Heinrich [bassist] is coming to the studio the day after tomorrow and we will crack on with the bass then. Malta is a very demanding engineer and he is controlling the whole situation meticulously. The new material is beginning to take its shape and it is getting more and more interesting. Take it easy folks!”

Preliminary song titles used for the recording sessions include:

-Slow
-Riff 1 Clean
-Diablo
-Hits
-Fast One (Need More!!!)
-7 Idea
-Witek Idea
-Chilis Assasin
-Clean Song

DECAPITATED’s fifth studio album is being produced by Wacek Kiełtyka and sound engineered by Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski.  Drums have been recorded with Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, MESHUGGAH, DIMMU BORGIR, KEEP OF KALESSIN, DEFLESHED), who is also handling mixing duties.  The band will be self-releasing the new album in their native Poland.

DECAPITATED’s line-up includes: Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka on guitar, Kerim “Krimh” Lechner (Thorns Of Ivy, Tone Intimacy) on drums, Rafał Piotrowski (Ketha, Forgotten Souls) on lead vocals, and Filip “Heinrich” Hałucha (Vesenia, Rootwater, Unsun, Masachist) on bass.

Visit DECAPITATED online at www.DECAPITATEDBAND.net, www.facebook.com/DECAPITATED, www.myspace.com/DECAPITATED, and Twitter.com/DECAPITATED.

 

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THE RODS SUPPORT FORTHCOMING RELEASE, ‘VENGEANCE,’ WITH UPCOMING TEXAS APPEARANCES

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

Most well-versed metalheads will be very familiar with the Rods and their contribution to heavy metal. Such classic albums as 1981’s ‘The Rods’ and 1982’s ‘Wild Dogs’ fit perfectly in with the sound of the burgeoning “New Wave of British Heavy Metal” scene (despite the fact that the Rods were New York natives!), and resulted in shows with such big-time acts as Iron Maiden, the Scorpions, Twisted Sister, and Ozzy Osbourne, as well as taking a then-unknown Metallica out as support on the Rods’ first headlining tour.

Now, Texas fans will be able to not only catch the Rods in full concert flight, but also get to the meet the band at a record store appearance. On March 19, the band (singer/guitarist David “Rock” Feinstein, bassist Garry Bordonaro, and drummer Carl Canedy) will be performing, meeting fans and signing merchandise at Cheapo Records in Austin at 11:00 am. Then, later in the evening (10:15 pm, to be exact), the band will be performing at Rusty Spurs in Austin (as part of the SXSW Festival).

The Rods in store performance.

3/19/11
11:00 AM
Cheapo Records
914 N. Lamar
Austin, TX  78703
512-477-4499

The Rods in concert.

3/19/11
10:15 P.M.
Rusty Spurs
(512) 482-9002
405 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78701

May 10 will see the official release of ‘Vengeance,’ a recording that includes the first single “The Code,” featuring lead vocals from Feinstein’s cousin, Ronnie James Dio (which was one of the very last songs Ronnie ever recorded, before his passing last year). ‘Vengeance’ will be released via the Niji Entertainment Group, and comes hot on the heels of Feinstein’s recently-released solo album, ‘Bitten by the Beast.’ 2011 also marks the 30 year anniversary for this veteran metal band.

As renowned Quiet Riot/Ozzy/Dio/Whitesnake/Blue Oyster Cult bassist Rudy Sarzo remembers, “The Rods opened up for Ozzy during the 1981 ‘Blizzard Of Oz’ tour. I was blown away by their no holds barred metal onslaught performance and became an instant fan!” With a full US tour planned for the summer, fans will soon be able to experience the mighty metal of the Rods first hand themselves.

‘Vengeance’ Track Listing:

1. “RAISE SOME HELL
2. “I JUST WANNA ROCK”
3. “REBELS HIGHWAY”
4. “RIDE FREE OR DIE”
5. “THE CODE” (Featuring Ronnie James Dio)
6. “LIVIN’ OUTSIDE THE LAW”
7. “LET IT RIPP”
8. “FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE”
9. “MADMAN”
10. “RUNNIN WILD”
11. “VENGEANCE”

For more information, visit:

www.therods.com

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Mastiphal confirms release date of „Parvzya” and first live show in India!

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

Musicians of black metal act Mastiphal set the release date of their new effort entitled “Parvzya” for 15th May 2011. In Sweden’s Necromorbus Studio (Watain, Funeral Mist, Destroyer 666) the band has just finished working on all new songs which will be featured on „Parvzya” The album was mixed by Sverker “Widda” Widgren.

 

„We were working for almost one year on the new songs. But we didn’t want to rush things up. „Widda” is a patient guy, who took our opinions into consideration during final mixing. Previously the album was to be released in autumn, but fortunately there was no pressure from the label’s site, which trusted and supported us. Thanks to those conditions we’re now for the first time fully satisfied with our work. In the 90’s we definitely didn’t have such comfortable conditions. This time the album sounds perfectly and reflects fully what we’re capable of” – comments Flauros, band’s singer.

 

„Parvzya” will be released by Witching Hour Productions on 15th May as exclusive digibook CD and gatefold LP.

 

Mastiphal also recently confirmed their appearance on “The Underground Unleashed” festival, which will take place in September in Darjeeling, India. During three days’ festival fans will have the chance to see another Polish band, dark metal Darzamat, one of the headliners together with American Incantation. The festival will take place between 30th September and 2nd October.

 

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New in the line-up are second guitarist Daamr, with whom Flauros cooperated in Darzamat and InDread Cold, bass played Oppressor and drummer Senator.

Mastiphal recorded 11 new songs. However only 9 of them will be featured on CD version. One extra track was recorded exclusively for vinyl version, another one for special compilation entitled Silesian Black Attack. – This compilation features most important black metal bands from our region. For this album every band (among them as well Besatt, Furia, Massemord or Throneum) will record one new song. The release date is also set for 2011 – adds Flauros.

Mastiphal together with Christ Agony, Behemoth and Graveland, is one of the oldest black metal bands in Poland. In September 2009 Witching Hour Productions released retrospective double CD entitled „Damnatio Memoriae” which contained all recorded Mastiphal releases from the past. The band returned to stage activity this year playing two shows with Mayhem, first after over a 10-year break.

 

Current Mastiphal line-up:

Flauros – vocal

Daamr – guitars, bass

Oppressor – guitars, bass

Cymeris – guitars

Senator – drums

 

www.myspace.com/mastiphalofficial

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BARN BURNER announce Canadian tour!

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

LET’S PARTY!!!!…is one of Kevin Keegan’s famous quotes.  And they will be doing just that with the announcement of a new tour with 3 Inches Of Blood and Cancer Bats!

Kevin tells us “we will be hitting the road with 3 inches of Blood and Cancer Bats in May in Canada so look forward to us bothering you for a place to stay on our way across Canada with a couple of the most killer bands this country has to offer. We should have our new album out by then so let’s party!”

Montreal, QC natives, Barn Burner, are now done laying tracks for their follow up to Bangers, their critically acclaimed Metal Blade Records debut. The band has been touring and working on new tunes for upwards of two years now, and are hungry to get these new songs in your brain!

Vocalist/guitarist Kevin Keegan has offered up the following update: “We have been itching to get back into the studio and record what we have been working on for 2 years now. The new tunes are fiercer but still catchy enough to show to your dad. Excited to work with Adrian Popovich at Mountain City again and drink all of his shitty coffee. Basically, this new record will just give us more excuses to drink beer and play shows.”


Have no doubts Barn Burner will do just that – drink beer and play shows!

BARN BURNER
w/ 3 Inches & Cancer Bats
05.16 Trius Ruvueres, QC @ Le Dartagnan
05.17 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
05.18 Kingston, ON @ Time To Laugh Comedy Club
05.19 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
05.20 London, ON @ Rumrunners Music Hall
05.21 Sudbury, ON @ Jubilee Hall
05.24 Regina, SK @ Distrikt
05.25 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
05.26 Calgary, AB @ Gateway
05.27 Kelowna, BC @ Flashbacks
05.28 Vancouver, BC @ Flashbacks

Here’s what critics (and comedian Brian Posehn) had to say about their previous album, Bangers:”Anyone listening to Barn Burner? I hear elements of Fu Manchu, C.O.C., Maiden and Thin Lizzy. Great hard rock with big hooks.” comedian and actor, Brian Posehn

http://www.myspace.com/theinfamousbarnburner
http://www.facebook.com/theinfamousbarnburner
http://www.youtube.com/bernardburner
http://twitter.com/barnburnermtl

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TRAP THEM Premiere Second Track of the Week on Noisecreep

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

TRAP THEM have premiered the track, “Damage Prose” from their Prosthetic Records’ debut, “Darker Handcraft,” exclusively on Noisecreep: http://ht.ly/45KMO The band is debuting a track a day this week on various websites; be sure to check the band’s (http://twitter.com/trapthem) and label’s (http://twitter.com/prostheticrcds) Twitter pages every day to find the rest!

“Darker Handcraft’” hit the streets in North America on vinyl today, and March 15th on CD and digital. Due to popular demand, the vinyl is currently being repressed on black, a transparent green and on a red and yellow mixed wax; the green and red/yellow mix are limited to 100 copies each. Pre-order is up now and LPs will be shipping in mid-March. Be sure to order now, as the first pressing went quickly! CDs and exclusive TRAP THEM T shirts are also available, all at the official Prosthetic Webshop: http://store.prostheticrecords.com/index.php/bands/trap-them?p=1

TRAP THEM recorded “Darker Handcraft” at Godcity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Disfear, Black Breath). The album artwork and layout was done by Justin Bartlett (Sunn 0))), The Funeral Pyre).

Brooklyn Vegan commented on the album: “Trap Them have crafted the first must-hear record of 2011, and possibly their best LP to date. Highly, highly recommended.”

TRAP THEM will be touring down to South By Southwest starting next week with The Red Chord and Gaza, and will then be heading to Europe in April with Rotten Sound, Gaza, the Kandidate and Haust.

3/9       Boston, MA- Great Scott %
3/10      Providence, RI- Club Hell %
3/11      Hackensack, NJ- School of Rock %
3/12      Baltimore, MD- Talking Head %
3/13      West Springfield, VA- Jaxx %
3/14      Greensboro, NC- Greene St. Club %
3/15      Johnson City, TN- The Hideaway %
3/16      Nashville, TN- Exit/In %
3/17      Austin, TX- Emo’s, Full Metal Texas
3/18      Austin, TX- Emo’s Annex, NE Metal and Hardcore Fest Invades Austin Pt2 %
3/18      Austin, TX- ND at 501 Studios, Power of the Riff
3/19      Austin, TX- Scoot Inn, Thrasher Deathmatch
3/20      Little Rock, AR- Downtown Music %
4/1       Karlsruhe, Germany – Stadtmitte #
4/2       Koln, Germany – Underground #
4/3       Rosswein, Germany – Juha #
4/4       Prague, Czech Rep. – Exit Chmelnice #
4/5       Bratislava, Slovakia – Randal #
4/6       Munchen, Germany – Feierwerk Kranhalle #
4/7       Salzburg, Austria – Rockhouse #
4/8       Mezzago, Italy – Bloom #
4/9       Rome, Italy – Init #
4/10      Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo Werk 21 #
4/11      Paris, France – Glazart #
4/12      London, UK – Underworld #
4/13      Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit #
4/14      Colchester, UK – Arts Centre #
4/15      Tilburg, Holland – Roadburn Festival
4/15      Antwerpen, Belgium – Trix #
4/16      Sneek, Holland – Bolwerk #
4/17      Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang #
4/18      Lyngby, Denmark – Templet #
4/19      Gothenburg, Sweden – Henriksberg #
4/21      Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Slussen #
4/22      Turku, Finland – Klubi #
4/23      Jyvaskyla, Finland – Lutakko #
4/24      Helsinki, Finland – Nosturi #
# w/ Rotten Sound, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
% w/ The Red Chord, Gaza

TRAP THEM’s sound combines elements of old school Swedish death metal, punk, and d-beat and take influence from bands such as Entombed, Black Flag, Nasum and Tragedy. The band has toured with the likes of Napalm Death, Disfear, Skeletonwitch, Victims, Rotten Sound, Toxic Holocaust and Every Time I Die, among others, and played the Scion Rock Fest, Maryland Deathfest and the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The band has previously released two full-lengths and several 7-inches and EPs between Southern Lord, Deathwish Inc and Trash Art.

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Lamb of God’s Chris Adler and Mapex Drums Draw an Impressive 730 Fans to Tour Kickoff in Salt Lake City, Utah

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

LAMB OF GOD’s CHRIS ADLER and MAPEX Drums were thrilled to see a whopping 730 fans arrive at the “A Throne with a View” tour’s impressive Salt Lake City, UT kick-off show at BackBeats Drum Shop on Monday the 28th. A typical drum clinic will draw about 50-70 attendees. This impressive turnout is only a taste of what is yet to come on the “A Throne with a View” tour, and ADLER hopes to see many more fans out at his upcoming appearances. The tour will take ADLER through the country until March 16th when the tour lands in Hollywood, FL at Resurrection Drums. The tour is sponsored by MAPEX DRUMS, AQUARIAN, PRO MARK, GIBRALTAR, MEINL, and ZOOM (SAMSON).

 

“Never would I have expected such a massive and warm response,” states ADLER. “I had a blast jamming tunes and talking shop and SLC really brought it. Honestly, I was shocked and a bit of a nervous wreck without my bandmates, but in the end I loved every minute of it. I’m lucky to have the opportunity and I hope to share that, and if all goes well, inspire everyone that stops by.”

 

“The performance CHRIS ADLER brings to his drum clinic is at the same level as his performance with the band live and in the studio,” states Joe Hibbs of MAPEX Drums. “Because he is truly a musical and drumming artist, fans know it is important to see him in these truly special clinic appearances.”

 

“The “A Throne with a View” tour with CHRIS ADLER was a huge success,” adds Sean Chase of BackBeats Drum Shop in Salt Lake City, UT. “A sell-out crowd of over 700 attendees witnessed an inspiring performance and insight from one the world’s greatest drummers. Chris’ humility, honesty, and passion for our craft gives us all something to aspire to.”

 

“GIBRALTAR is proud to support CHRIS ADLER,” affirms GIBRALTAR Hardware Artist Relations manager Kim Graham. “He has been an artist of ours for eight years and is an amazing person and drummer to have on our team.  It’s no surprise that this clinic tour is such a success!”

 

On this tour, ADLER is playing on MAPEX’s newly released Black Panther “Blaster” drum set. MAPEX introduced the Black Panther Drum Collection in January at the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA and this will be the first opportunity for many fans to see and hear it. The Blaster kit features a unique maple and walnut shell design and is the first in a series of new drum sets based on MAPEX’s popular series of Black Panther Snare Drums.

ADLER appeared at the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival in 2005 and performed a “Battle” clinic tour with his brother Willie Adler across Europe in 2008. “A Throne with a View” is his first and only U.S. clinic tour in 2011. See below for all current clinic tour dates, and watch an example of one of ADLER’s aforementioned drum clinics here.

 

 

REMAINING “A THRONE WITH A VIEW” CLINIC TOUR DATES

3/2 Bellevue, WA @ Donn Bennett Drum Studio

3/3 Fresno, CA @ Bentley’s Drum Shop

3/6 San Antonio, TX @ Jeff Ryder Drum Shop

3/7 Nashville, TN @ Forks Drum Closet

3/8 Kansas City, MO @ Explorers Percussion

3/9 Memphis, TN @ Memphis Drum Shop

3/10 Kenner, LA @ Ray Fransen Drum Shop

3/14 Plainview, NY @ Original Long Island Drum Center

3/15 Portland, ME @ Drum Shop

3/16 Hollywood, FL @ Resurrection Drums

 

 

CHRIS ADLER recently announced the release of a comprehensive behind the scenes narrative book, detailing the early days of the band through the writing and recording of the LAMB OF GOD album, New American Gospel. This is the first and only book chronicling the history of the making of this classic album. Known for not pulling any punches, ADLER tells the real story, warts and all. The book includes drum tablature transcribed and verified by master technician Travis Orbin (travisorbin.com) and ADLER himself, and are designed to provide accurate insight into the drumming on the album as well as a convenient learning and teaching tool to teachers and drummers alike. The book is a must-have for any fans of LAMB OF GOD or ADLER’s drumming, as well as fans looking for ‘fly-on-the-wall’ access to how and why critical choices and decisions were made in the process of creating New American Gospel. Throughout the narrative, ADLER speaks frankly of his drumming, the successes, the failures, and obstacles that ultimately led to him contemplating leaving the band years ago. To purchase the book, head to this link, or www.chris-adler.com.

 

Fans should be sure to head to CHRIS ADLER’s brand new website, www.chris-adler.com, to catch up on first-hand information, endorsements, and appearances. The site also includes a small store of exclusive items used by ADLER and special giveaways throughout the year.

 

For more information on the tour, the book, and more, head to www.chris-adler.com and www.mapexdrums.com.

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KAOS – Show Updates

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG
Greetings KAOS Maniacs!!!
We would like to thank everyone who came out to The Temple last Friday night at Annex Rehearsal Studios in San Lorenzo. It was truly a Metal Meltdown in every sense of the term and a great welcome to our new bass player Chad Murphy (x-The Venting Machine). Here is a clip from the show. (Thank you Roseman!)
Next show…
This Saturday March 5, 2011 KAOS Invades Los Banos!
We will be appearing live at The Lucky Strike with Khyral, Native Burn, Sworn to the Black and Nothing But Losers.
The Lucky Strike Club
551 I Street
Los Banos, CA 93635
(209) 826-1277
No cover charge, 21 & Over, Show at 9:00 pm.
In other KAOS news…
“The Pits of Existence” was selected as one of the Silence So Loud Best Thrash Metal Albums of 2010. Check it out here:
Also, Robert Williams, writer for Metal-Rules.com chose “The Pits of Existence” for one of his top 20 Metal Albums of 2010. Check it out here:

We just have to say that it is an ABSOLUTE HONOR to be completely DIY and be listed amongst all of those great and legendary bands. Thank you Helter and Robert!
Mobile Forces…
In an effort to continue building our presence, we are starting The KAOS Mobile Forces. If you want to get involved and receive KAOS text updates, go here to fill out the widget:
MARCH WITH US!!!
Until next time… Keep Thrashing!!
Jason and the boyz
KAOS AMONG US ALL!
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EVILE CONFIRMED FOR UK’S DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

British thrashers EVILE are among the latest artists to be confirmed for this year’s edition of the legendary Download festival, which takes place 10 – 12 June at Donington Park in the UK.

Following a hugely successful year in 2010, when EVILE won a coveted Metal Hammer Golden God award and spent months on the road in North America with the likes of OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN and KREATOR, the band are now heading to the UK’s home of rock for what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable performance.  EVILE will be performing alongside the likes of such rock giants as DEF LEPPARD and SYSTEM OF A DOWN.

EVILE drummer BEN CARTER comments:

“Evile are both honoured and excited to be making our first appearance at Download this year!  Donington has been the spiritual home of rock and metal for so many years, now finally we can make our mark there and become part of that legacy.  I’ve attended Download in the past, and seen many bands perform on the smaller stages and go on to huge success, and I think that’s what Download can do for a band.  There’s something about the place that’s special, so we’re all so eager to get on stage and have our Download moment!  BRING IT ON!!!!!”

Check out EVILE’s official Download page at http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk/2011/lineup/artist/evile

Tickets for Download are available to purchase now.  Get your tickets and more info at http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk

EVILE’s thrash metal anthem, “Thrasher”, is available now on the Rock Band Network, along with every song from the band’s latest album, INFECTED NATIONS.  Get the tracks now by heading to EVILE’s official Rock Band page at http://www.rockband.com/songs/artists/Evile

Both of EVILE’s albums, ENTER THE GRAVE and INFECTED NATIONS, are available now worldwide.  Get them in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41

For more EVILE news and info, head to:

Official website – http://www.evile.co.uk
MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/evileuk
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/evileuk
Twitter – http://twitter.com/evileuk

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NEW YORK BLACK/THRASH BAND OV DUST RELEASE NEW SONGS FOR STREAMING

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

New York band Ov Dust have posted two new songs ‘Final Act’ & ‘Duality of Light’ from their debute release
‘Resurrection of an American Heretic’. Both songs are available for streaming at the bands
website www.ovdust.com.

Resurrection of an American Heretic is the band’s first full length release following a short
three song demo branded ‘impressively jagged’ by Decibel Magazine (nov 200).
Recorded and mixed at Overit Studios during the spring of 2010 and
mastered by legendary producer Don Fury (Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All,
MDC, Eyes Of Hate, Raw Power), ‘Resurrection of an American Heretic’
is comprised of nine tracks spanning more than 50 minutes and illustrates
the bands talent for mixing elements of black metal with old school thrash
creating a distinctive brand of extreme metal.

Formed in early 2008 Ov Dust firmly stepped away from the embittered mainstream,
straddling the line between the underground and misunderstood, creating the grinding
music of inherent dissension. With the release of the debut album, the unmistakable
sounds of incendiary heresy, initially indistinguishable from the rustling of leaves
across the autumn floor, now roar with unabated yearning and intent,
signaling the resurrection of an American heretic.

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HOUR OF 13 – NEW SINGER TO MAKE LIVE DEBUT THIS SATURDAY IN NYC

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

North Carolina doom metallers, HOUR OF 13 will be returning to New York City this Saturday, March 5th at Cake Shop for “An Evening of Doom and Magick.” Even after considering that this show is yet another rare US live appearance for the band, the night will be made even more notable by the debut of their new lead singer. This mystery man has been a part of several well regarded doom acts and has a voice that will fit snugly into HOUR OF 13‘s recognizable sound.

HOUR OF 13 guitarist and founder, Chad Davis had this to say about the impending debut of the band’s new frontman: “HOUR OF 13 could not be more pleased with the dedication and amount of work our new vocalist has shown. He is a valuable  talent to have in the band. He is a vital presence that we were needing in the fold and thanks to him, we are stronger and more focused than ever.”

HOUR OF 13
‘s new singer will make his official debut with the band this weekend in New York City.  Only 100 tickets are being sold for this show so act fast or you will only ever hear the tale of how momentous this occasion was. Purchase your HOUR OF 13 tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/153879

HOUR OF 13 w/NATUR and PILGRIM
Saturday, March 5th
Cake Shop
152 Ludlow Street
New York, NY

View the show flyer here: http://earacherecords.com/myspace/Ho13NYCFlyer.jpg

HOUR OF 13 recently released audio of the new singer at a recent band rehearsal. HOUR OF 13‘s management released a statement saying: “The reason we let those audition demos out on theobelisk.net was because we were so floored by what we had come into — how the new guy was owning it. We wanted to let Hour of 13s fans know that not only would the band be able to keep going, but that their best is still ahead. Get ready because you’re gonna be floored.”

Listen to 3 exclusive tracks featuring that put the band’s new vocalist to the test at http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2011/02/14/hourof13demos/

THE RITUALIST, the latest album from North Carolina doom metallers, HOUR OF 13 is now available on Earache Records. Purchase your copy now alongside special merch packs at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_738.

THE RITUALIST
HOUR OF 13‘s second album – has been fully updated and remastered and features eight tracks of occult-inspired, doom-laden metal. It available now worldwide on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/album/the-ritualist/id396756084

Listen to HOUR OF 13‘s track, “Demons All Around Me”, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhY0a3wCZ8Y

For more HOUR OF 13 news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/hourof13doom

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Norris Streams Entire New Album “The Great White North” Online

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

“The album as a whole is a disrespect to western civilization,” commented Norris frontman Curtis Wilson. “Our culture has lost all hope in my eyes. I think about leaving this shit hole for a more simple life in a less developed country, but then I realize we have brain washed all countries into wanting our shitty, over-consumptive lives anyway, so I might has well just stay here. I do paint a very grim picture of where the future is heading for us but, I also believe in positive change for the willing.”
“This album is one of the angriest records that I’ve heard in a long time,” states Year of the Sun’s president C. Benner. “You can legimitmately feel the frustration, the hostility, and the honestly throughout ‘The Great White North’ and it’s extremely refreshing. It’s really quite an impressive record and I think it really speaks to what’s happening in the world around us right now.”

Norris have been ripping their way through Canada leaving behind a trail of devoted fans who have been a key factor in spreading the band’s extreme blend of metal, rock, and hardcore across the country. The band’s explosive sound has been praised by Exclaim Magazine as “…simply obliterating…. manages to come barreling out of the speakers with unbridled passion.”
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www.myspace.com/rightnorris Canadian experimental tech metal outfit Norris is currently streaming their entire new album “The Great White North” online at http://yearofthesun.bandcamp.com/album/norris-the-great-white-north. Fans can also download the band’s crushing new single “Food For Thought” absolutely free for a limited time only at the same location. Norris’ new album is scheduled for a March 22nd, 2011 release date through Year of The Sun Records.

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MÖTLEY CRÜE TO HEADLINE SUMMER TOUR WITH SUPPORT FROM POISON AND SPECIAL GUESTS NEW YORK DOLLS

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG
MÖTLEY CRÜE TO HEADLINE SUMMER TOUR WITH SUPPORT FROM POISON AND SPECIAL GUESTS NEW YORK DOLLS

MÖTLEY CRÜE TO HEADLINE SUMMER TOUR WITH SUPPORT FROM POISON AND SPECIAL GUESTS NEW YORK DOLLS

Mötley Crüe, one of the world’s most iconic rock bands, have announced initial details today for their summer headlining tour with support from Poison and special guests New York Dolls (not to be confused with Poison’s solo tour, “Glam-A-Geddon 25”). The official announcement by Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and New York Dolls’ David Johansen was made on the syndicated radio show, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx Tuesday March 1st at 7:00pm local time (check www.sixxsense.com for a list of stations). Additionally, the announcement can be heard on SixxSense.com, iheartradio and on the new Sixx Sense XM 161 Channel. The trek will kick off June 7th in Dallas, TX and hit approximately 40 cities before coming to a close in early August.

 

Beginning March 11th, Mötley S.I.N. Club members will have first crack at tickets and VIP Packages during the exclusive fan club presale. Visit www.motleysinclub.com and check out all the Mötley Crüe fan club benefits and join today.

 

A national on sale starts the weekend of March 18th. All tour information can be found at www.motley.com.

 

Mötley Crüe, Poison and New York Dolls Summer Tour Dates

JUNE

7 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion

9 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center

10 Houston, TX Toyota Center

12 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Pavilion

14 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

15 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

17 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion

18 Las Vegas, NV Venue TBD

19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater

21 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

22 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

24 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

25 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center

26 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

28 Toronto, ON Molson Ampitheater

29 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

 

JULY

1 Tinley Park, IL FMB Amphitheater

2 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center

3 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

5 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena

6 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum

8 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum

9 Pelham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center (Mötley Crüe & NY Dolls Only)

10 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood

12 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

13 Hershey, PA Star Pavilion at Hershey Park

15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

16 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

19 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center

20 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

22 Darien Lakes, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center

23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

24 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE

27 Cheyenne, WY Frontier Days (Mötley Crüe Only)

29 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre

30 Frederick, MD Outlaw Jam 2011

31 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

 

AUGUST

5 Tomah, WI Fort MCoy

 

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