Frontiers Records announces the new North American distributor

December 3rd, 2010
by EvilG

Frontiers Records is proud to announce the signing of a new Distribution Agreement for its label products with EMI Music Distribution in North America.

The new Agreement will be effective from January 1st 2011 and marks a “huge step forward in the label’s expansion strategy” – as stated by Frontiers President, Serafino Perugino.

EMI Music will distribute physical product from Frontiers Records in the United States of America and Canada. Plans are already underway to expand the territorial areas of partnership.

“We are happy that Frontiers Records have chosen us to partner with to release some of the greatest rock bands of all time – on their label you will find greats such as Whitesnake, Asia and Yes” said EMI’s Executive VP / General Manager Mike Harris. “True classic rock artists that have sold millions of records worldwide. We look forward to a very rewarding relationship and know we will see true success in 2011.”

Frontiers has recently announced the new partnership with Derek Shulman and 2Plus Music Entertainment who will oversee the label development and marketing over the North American market in conjunction with the EMI team in New York. Shulman said: “Our friends at EMI are all real music enthusiasts and we are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship with them. The North American Frontiers team is gearing up for the first quarter release, which includes new music from Mr. Big, Nelson and Whitesnake”.

The first releases which will be distributed with the new set up in January 2011 will be the recent YOSO debut “Elements”, the ALLEN LANDE hit album “The Showdown”, along with NELSON’s recent comeback “Lightning Strikes Twice” and MR. BIG forthcoming “What If…”. The first quarter release plan shall be officially announced shortly.

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MUNICIPAL WASTE TO KICK OFF EUROPEAN TOUR TONIGHT

December 3rd, 2010
by EvilG

Richmond, Virginia’s MUNICIPAL WASTE have returned to Europe to kick off a headlining tour tonight tonight in Belfast, UK.

The UK has been hit with widespread snow this week, but despite having to sleep in the airport overnight, MUNICIPAL WASTE have not allowed the weather to stop them from bringing their famously energetic live show back to Europe and have safely arrived in Belfast for the start of the tour.

MUNICIPAL WASTE frontman TONY FORESTA recently commented:

“I’m really looking forward to getting back over there.  It feels like it’s been forever since we’ve been.  It seems like each time we come back the crowds get bigger and crazier.  It’s always good to come back year after year to see the same familiar faces as well as hordes of new ones getting rowdy to our music.  I can’t wait.  This time we’re taking Ramming Speed and Saviours.  Both bands we’ve known for a while and dig them as friends as well as musicians, so I’m assuming that every night will be entertaining onstage as well as everywhere else this rowdy crew goes.  It should be a fun one.”

Catch MUNICIPAL WASTE on tour in Europe, with support from SAVIOURS and RAMMING SPEED, at the following shows:

03 Dec – Belfast, UK – Spring & Airbrake
04 Dec – Dublin, Ireland – Whelans
05 Dec – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
07 Dec – Paris, France – Glazart
08 Dec – Koln, Germany – Underground
09 Dec – Gent, Belgium – Minus One
10 Dec – Essen, Germany – Cafe Nova
11 Dec – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Speedfest (no support)
13 Dec – Bristol, UK – Fleece & Firkin
14 Dec – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
15 Dec – Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
17 Dec – London, UK – Academy 2
18 Dec – Helsinki, Finland – Nosturi (no support)

View the UK flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/mw_uktour_dec2010.jpg

Watch MUNICIPAL WASTE’s new video for the song “Wolves Of Chernobyl” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqX1Y2tAMO4

MUNICIPAL WASTE’s latest album, MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE, is available now worldwide.  Get the album in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_671_75 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_671_75

For more MUNICIPAL WASTE news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/municipalwaste

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DEATH ANGEL: Eastern European Tour Announced

December 3rd, 2010
by EvilG
Death Angel - Relentless Retribution

Death Angel - Relentless Retribution

Bay Area thrash legends DEATH ANGEL have announced tour dates in Eastern Europe in support of their latest release, Relentless Retribution. Joining them are Greek thrashers SUICIDAL ANGELS. Confirmed dates are as follows:

SONIC RETRIBUTION EASTERN EUROPE TOUR 2011
DEATH ANGEL, SUICIDAL ANGELS
+ guests on selected shows:
RESISTANCE, ROOTS OF DEATH, ADIMIRION
13.03.2011 (HUN) Budapest / Durer Kert
15.03.2011 (ROM) Cluj Napoca / tbc
16.03.2011 (ROM) Bucarest / Silverchurch
17.03.2011 (BUL) Sofia / Blue Box
18.03.2011 (TUR) Istanbul / Oldschool
19.03.2011 (GRE) Thessaloniki / 8ball
20.03.2011 (GRE) Atheens / 7 Sins
22.03.2011 (B&H) Sarajevo / Cinemas Sloga
23.03.2011 (CRO)  Zagreb / Mochvara
24.03.2011 (SLO) Ljubljana / Menza
25.03.2011 (ITA) Romagnano Sesia (Novara) / Rock’N’Roll Arena
26.03.2011 (ITA) Pinarella Di Cervia / Rockplanet
27.03.2011 (ITA) Roma / Blackout
29.03.2011 (A) Graz / Explosiv
30.03.2011 (CZ) Cheb / Kas
31.03.2011 (POL) Wrocław / Firlej
01.04.2011 (POL) Warszawa / Progresja
02.04.2011 (POL) Katowice / Mega Club

For a complete list of tour dates visit the bands newly redesigned website at www.DeathAngel.us.

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SEPULTURA US/CANADA TOUR ANNOUNCED VIP TICKETS ONSALE

December 3rd, 2010
by EvilG

Legendary Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA, will return to the US for a massive headlining tour next April/May in support of their upcoming Nuclear Blast Records debut! Joining them will be a veritable united nations on metal in the form of Austria’s BELPHEGOR, Norway’s KEEP OF KALESSIN, Poland’s HATE, Montreal Canada’s NEURAXIS, and California based thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD. Starting May 23 Seattle Washington’s own insanely heavy, melodic metal kings NEVERMORE, will replace bondage obsessed blackened death metallers BELPHEGOR to finish out the tour.

SEPULTURA have now added a special event VIP ticket for a pre-show meet-and-greet to take place one hour before doors. Each night, fans will get to meet and greet SEPULTURA. VIP and reduced service charge tickets on sale December 4 exclusively through Enterthevault.com Tickets ONSALE NOW!!!!

SEPULTURA, BELPHEGOR, HATE, KEEP OF KALESSIN, NEURAXIS, BONDED BY BLOOD
04/18/11  The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/19/11  Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
04/20/11  Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
04/22/11  The Palladium – Worcester, MA
04/23/11  Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
04/24/11  The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
04/25/11  The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
04/26/11  Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
04/27/11  The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL
04/28/11  Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
04/29/11  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
05/01/11  Clicks – Tyler, TX
05/02/11  Scout Bar – Houston, TX
05/03/11  Trees – Dallas, TX
05/05/11  Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
05/06/11  Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
05/07/11  The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ  (w/ D.R.I.)
05/08/11  Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ  (w/ D.R.I.)
05/09/11  House of Blues – San Diego, CA
05/10/11  The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
05/11/11  The Grand Ballroom at Regency Center – San Francisco, CA
05/12/11  Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
05/13/11  El Corazon – Seattle, WA
05/14/11  The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
05/16/11  Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
05/18/11  Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
05/19/11  Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL
05/20/11  Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
05/21/11  Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
05/22/11  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

SEPULTURA, NEVERMORE, HATE, KEEP OF KALESSIN, NEURAXIS, BONDED BY BLOOD
05/23/11  Expo Five – Louisville, KY
05/24/11  The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
05/26/11  The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
05/27/11  The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA
05/28/11  Dickens – Calgary, AB – CANADA
05/29/11  Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
05/31/11  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA

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INCANTATION Members Comment On Decibel Hall Of Fame Shows

December 3rd, 2010
by EvilG

After a string of successful shows commemorating the recent induction of their 1991 classic, Onward To Golgotha into Decibel’s Hall Of Fame, members of INCANTATION have made the following statements thanking fans and friends for their continued support.

“Hi, yes we would like to thank everyone for the support. We had a great time! Incantation fans are the best and we look forward to seeing you guys next time on tour”. – John (McEntee, guitar/vocals)

“Hello friends and metallers. I would like to personally thank all my friends and everybody that came out this past weekend to support Incantation. We traveled some serious miles to bring all of you the best live Incantation shows to date. It was an honor to play for you the album that helped create the path for what Incantation is today. Playing the Onward To Golgotha songs were a pleasure and from the crowd response, I’m glad you liked it as well as we did playing it. And for those of you who got to hear our new unreleased material for the up and coming movie soundtrack for After Party Massacre it was again a great feeling to hear you tell us that it’s some of the best Incantation you’ve ever heard. Amazing response, THANK YOU!!! I would like to thank Albert and all of the Decibel Magazine metal crew, Dan from Pantheon Agency, the local promoters in Chicago, NYC and Cleveland, Funerus, Fatalist, Cardiac Arrest, Mortician, Embalmer, Soulless, the best Incantation working crew their ever could be, ‘My Neighbors’ Driver John, Evl, Kristoff, and Anderson, most importantly John McEntee, Alex Bouks, Chuck Sherwood, Jill McEntee, Sam Inzerra and everybody else that was involved to make this happen!! As you may have heard we recorded this weekend audio and video, so look for this amazing blasphemous metal weekend to be available on DVD so it can be remembered forever!!!! Hail Fuckin’ Metal!!!”

– Kyle Severn (drums)

“Just got home from a great few days and very tiring time. I want to thank all the fans and Albert and Decibel for making this all happen; especially everyone from NY who stuck around to make that show happen. Cheers” – Alex (Bouks, guitar)

“Many killer memories and also some real insane moments that’ll forever be carved into our memories from this Onward to Golgotha trifecta of metal assault! The first show took place at the Reggie’s Rock Club after merging with Funerus and Fatalist we were welcomed by the hellish maniacs who attended that night. Cardiac Arrest was a true sight to behold with their unrelenting rage and force. Great to share a stage with those grinding, churning, malevolent purveyors of metal yet again. The staff and everyone at the Reggie’s Rock Club were brilliant. Re-introducing or reuniting with friends from Cult of Daath, Ezurate, Cyanide and our other friends and comrades who made the trek to come and show their support. It was great to share a stage and or see you all again! Our new mage of the stage, sound guy namely a John “Evl” Sustar was great at providing his talents to make for a killer show. Also his expertise came through with his amazing recording of the three shows which is sure to surface. Through the set of the first release which is the whole intent of these shows we also played some other tracks from the lengthy career of the project which were hopefully taken as we intended. With nothing but torturous metal energy!! From there we left for the long journey to NY’s own Europa club. Aside from the new found camaraderie of our plethora of ‘Johns.’ Merch guy, number 2 of 4, John ‘Mr.’ Anderson keep our sprits high with his technique of cutting off impatient commuters in ‘The City.’ The 15+ hours on the road there (with little to no sleep) made my mind wonder to a scene in In the Mouth of Madness where the very road beneath the car would disappear to storm clouds and lightning. All of us persevered to a very rushed but successful show with the mighty Mortician sharing a stage with us for total of a little over an hour. Fatalist however who traveled from California wasn’t so fortunate when they were notified they wouldn’t be playing that night due to time constraints of an early end and a ‘double dipping’ situation having both a show and dance club on the same night. Our sympathies go out to them for although the events that transpired were out of our hands, long travels and miscommunication reigned indefinitely. The metal merchants which included Jim and Craig of the original Golgothaline up, Richard Christy, and many others who came out to support were a standing tribute to the dedication and ardent nature of metal. We salute you all, and thank you for making the night memorable. After a frenzy of equipment and merch whirlwinded from the Europa, we found ourselves back in the vans making miles yet again back to Cleveland. With our John 3 of 4, ‘Driver John’ Williams put forth an effort that shamed most, by hauling us and the gear for eleven-hour stints and just pushing himself to the limit. We finally arrive in Cleveland to a great start when Embalmer took the stage followed by thrash masters Soulless who after their 2nd song were abruptly stopped by a power outage that lasted what seemed like forever. After almost two hours of darkness the mood had turned from boredom to rage when Fatalist hit the stage crushing the audience before their immediate departure back home. Funerus was to follow pulverizing the audience yet again. With the whole of the show and the entire weekend for that matter Kristoff who took time from his busy schedule of shooting After Party Massacre, not to mention his horrormerch.com business. He and his camera were to follow documenting the trip, the insanity, and the violent barrage of metal that took place. Also to mention Kristoff’s footage will be an official Onward to Golgotha: Weekend With Incantation DVD set, for next years release. Many hails to his flurry of paparazzi moments and all of the hard work he put into each show. In conclusion, the first album personally speaking was a mind altering experience back in the early 90’s when I was a foot shorter and much more a novice to legendary death metal acts such as the one I’m now proud to be a part of. With a line-up of such insane musicianship and talent that made the Onward to Golgotha album I could only hope that the past three shows paid homage to them and kept the flames of their legacy burning bright. A strange situation in a way to find this said album being herald into a hall of fame when it was only such, to the minds of those whom came into contact with it. Amongst the 15-18 year-olds back then (myself included) who treated this album as a time honored piece, never could imagine such a thing. Hails to everyone who was involved and whom we’ve met while out for the three show run this past weekend. Till our next meeting.”

– Chuck (Sherwood, bass)

Originally released in 1991, Onward To Golgotha redefined the bounds of brutality and blasphemy for death metal and has long been heralded as one of the heaviest and most uncompromising metal albums in the world. Decibel also named Onward… one of the 20 best death metal albums of all time as well as one of the most important records in the genre.

Relapse Records will release a limited “Hall of Fame” edition vinyl version of Onward To Golgotha to coincide with these dates. The deluxe edition will be strictly limited to one pressing of 1,000 copies on colored vinyl and include an embroidered INCANTATION Onward To Golgotha patch and sticker. Visit the Relapse Records Webstore for details or to order.

www.incantation.com

www.ibexmoonrecords.com

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ABYSMAL DAWN: Post In-Studio Footage

December 3rd, 2010
by EvilG

ABYSMAL DAWN has posted a brief video clip taped during the recording of their brand new album Leveling The Plane of Existence online now at this location. The first of the in-studio videos includes an interview with ABYSMAL DAWN drummer Scott Fuller, insight on the band’s writing process, and a run-down of Fuller’s recording set-up. Additional studio footage will be posted shortly.

ABYSMAL DAWN recently unveiled the new Par Olofsson (EXODUS, THE FACELESS, BRAINDRILL) artwork to adorn Leveling The Plane of Existence online now at this location. Leveling The Plane of Existence, the follow-up 2008’s Programmed To Consume, has been set for a February 1st North American release date (February 7th – UK, February 11th – Germany, Benelux, February 14th – rest of EU) and is available for pre-order here. Leveling The Plane of Existence’s track listing is as follows:

1. The Age of Ruin

2. Pixilated Ignorance

3. In Service of Time

4. Rapture Renowned

5. Our Primitive Nature

6. Perpetual Dormancy

7. Leveling the Plane of Existence

8. Manufactured Humanity

9. My Own Savior

10. The Sleeper Awakens

ABYSMAL DAWN has announced the first North American tour in support of Leveling The Plane of Existence for early next year. ABYSMAL DAWN will be teaming up with KATAKLYSM, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH and more for this four-week tour that will kick-off on February 24th in Cleveland, OH. ABYSMAL DAWN will also be headlining a show on December 10th in Simi Valley, CA where they will be playing a host of new material and taping the performance. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cites can be found below with more to be announced soon.

Updated ABYSMAL DAWN news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com, the ABYSMAL DAWN MySpace: www.MySpace.com/AbysmalDawn and Facebook page.

ABYSMAL DAWN tour dates:

Dec. 10       Simi Valley, CA             118 West

***All dates from February 24 thru March w/ KATAKLYSM, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH, more***

Feb. 24       Cleveland, OH                Peabody’s

Feb. 25       Chicago, IL                    Reggie’s Rock Club

Feb. 26       Detroit, MI                     Harpo’s

Feb. 27       St. Paul, MN                 Station 4

Feb. 28       Winnipeg, MB                Park Theatre

March 2      Edmonton, AB               Starlite

March 3      Kelowna, BC                 Lake City Bowl

March 4      Vancouver, BC               Rickshaw Theatre

March 5      Seattle, WA                  Studio Seven

March 6      Portland, OR                 Branx

March 8      Hollywood, CA               The Whisky

March 9      San Diego, CA               Soma

March 11    Amarillo, TX                   El Cien

March 12    Ft. Worth, TX                 Ridglea Theatre

March 13    San Antonio, TX             White Rabbit

March 15    St. Petersburg, FL         State Theatre

March 16    Raleigh, NC                   Volume 11

March 17    Springfield, VA               Jaxx

March 18    Columbus, OH               Alrosa Villa

March 19    Niagara Falls, NY           Evening Star Music Hall

March 20    Montreal, QC                 Club Soda

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Bathory Tribute All-Star Sensation TWILIGHT OF THE GODS confirmed for 70000TONS OF METAL!

December 3rd, 2010
by EvilG
70000 TONS OF METAL

70000 TONS OF METAL

Christmas is coming soon, so it is time for the first of their surprises to be revealed: Five prominent heroes of the Northern metal-scene have joined forces to pay endless tribute to the dignified Swedish cult-combo Bathory. As TWILIGHT OF THE GODS, Alan Nemtheanga (Primordial), Nick Barker (ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Cradle Of Filth), Blasphemer (ex-Mayhem), Frode Glesnes (Einherjer) and Patrik Lindgren (Thyrfing) will open the history-books to honor the fabulous legacy of master Quorthon 6 years after his tragic decease. 70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival. Stay tuned for more Christmas surprises and specials to be announced soon!

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Agent Steel
Amon Amarth
Blackguard
Blind Guardian
Cripper
Dark Tranquillity
Death Angel
Ensiferum
Epica
Exodus
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Iced Earth
Korpiklaani
Marduk
Moonspell
Nevermore
Obituary
Rage
Raven
Sabaton
Sanctuary
Saxon
Sodom
Sonata Arctica
Swashbuckle
Testament
Trouble
Twilight Of The Gods (performing BATHORY masterpieces)
Týr
Uli Jon Roth
Unleashed
Voivod
Witchburner

70000TONS OF METAL will sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to Cozumel, Mexico and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 28, 2011.

Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma’s cruise. It’s also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$249 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, all meals, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and 24 room service!

What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check out http://www.70000tons.com/ for more information and book your cabin NOW!

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OCEANO CONTAMINATES THE WEST COAST THIS JANUARY

December 2nd, 2010
by EvilG

Fresh off of the success of their sold out Contagion Across The Nation tour, Chicago deathcore heavyweights, OCEANO are pleased to announce the Contaminating The Coast tour. Sponsored by AMP magazine and running throughout the month of January, the Contaminating The Coast tour will see the year’s heaviest Billboard charting act get in front of their rabid western fans who have been waiting a long time for the band’s return. Trekking along with OCEANO will be their friends, FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS, UPON A BURNING BODY, THE GREAT COMMISSION and I THE BREATHER. The full list of dates for this January tour will be announced soon at http://myspace.com/oceano and http://facebook.com/oceanometal.

View the Contaminating The Coast tour flyer here: http://earacherecords.com/myspace/contaminationtour.jpg

OCEANO‘s new album, CONTAGION landed the Chicago deathcore heavyweights at number 163 on the Billboard Current Artist Chart in its first week of release. The band also debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart at number 3.

CONTAGION is now out in North America. Produced by Zeuss (MUNICIPAL WASTE, THE ACACIA STRAIN, HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL), the new album is about a government-born virus that becomes an epidemic and spreads chaos amongst the population. CONTAGION is a major step forward for OCEANO. Their signature breakdowns and inhuman heaviness is still intact, but the band’s traditional death metal influence now shines through more than ever, leading to a stronger melding of old school and modern extremities.

Buy CONTAGION along with several special mercy packs at the EARACHE US WEBSTORE: http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_672_698

Purchase CONTAGION now on iTunes with an exclusive bonus track at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/contagion/id395335661

View an image for the iTunes exclusive version at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/oceano_contagion_itunes.jpg

OCEANO‘s CREATING THE CONTAGION “making-of” bonus DVD can be found EXCLUSIVELY at all Transworld stores (which include FYE, Coconuts, Saturday Matinee, Spin Street and more) with purchase of the new album, CONTAGION. Order the limited CD/DVD edition of CONTAGION at http://www.fye.com/Contagion-Front-Page_stcVVproductId119180260VVcatId455366VVviewprod.htm

For a taste of the CREATING THE CONTAGION DVD, watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu3Zdudwjc8

OCEANO helps Canada say goodbye to DESPISED ICON in the most brutal way possible. See them tomorrow at Rockpile in Etobicoke, ON. Buy your tickets here.

OCEANO have debuted their newest video for the CONTAGION track, “Weaponized.” Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mlsdx_IDhwQ

Follow OCEANO on Twitter: http://twitter.com/oceanometal

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HEAVENWOOD reveal the name of the producer to mix/master their new album

December 2nd, 2010
by EvilG

Portugese Dark-Rock/Metal band HEAVENWOOD has tapped Kristian ” Kohle ” Kohlmannslehner ( CREMATORY, UNDER SEIGE, SIEGES EVEN, AGATHODAIMON, BENIGHTED ) to mix and master its fourth album titled ‘ Abyss Masterpiece ‘ in December at Kohlekeller Studios in Germany. Check a Kohlekeller Studio Videotour at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUpaOGdZYqE .
The initial recording sessions for the CD took place at USStudios and editing at 213 Studio (Braga and Oporto, Portugal, respectively).

HEAVENWOOD‘s forthcoming album (worked alongside with Russian Symphonic Classical Composer Dominic G. Joutsen) will feature a guest appearance by singer Miriam Renvag of the Norwegian metallers RAM-ZET on a track titled ‘ Leonor ‘ and will be released earlier 2011 through an European label soon to be announced.

Song titles set to appear on the CD include:
‘The Arcadia Order’ , ‘Fading Sun’, ‘Like Yesterday’, ‘Winter Slave’, ‘September Blood’, ‘Sudden Scars’, ‘A Poem For Mathilde’, ‘Leonor’, ‘Burden’, ‘Goddess Presiding Over Solitude’,
‘Morning Glory (In Manus Tuas Domine)’ and ‘Her Lament‘.

HEAVENWOOD previously relelased three albums — “Diva”, “Swallow” and “Redemption” — and shared stage with IN FLAMES, CRADLE OF FILTH, ATROCITYTHEATRE OF TRAGEDY and LAKE OF TEARS, among others. Some famous metal musicians also appear as guests on their previous releases such as, Liv Kristine (LEAVES’ EYES), Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY), Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR) and Gus G (FIREWIND/ OZZY OSBOURNE).

Kohlekeller Studio Info at:

http://www.kohlekeller.de/

http://www.myspace.com/kohlekellerstudio

HEAVENWOOD Info at:

http://www.myspace.com/heavenwood

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SICK DRUMMER PRESENTS: CATO BEKKEVOLD OF ENSLAVED

December 2nd, 2010
by EvilG

SickDrummer.com captured drum footage of ENSLAVED’s Cato Bekkevold at the Knitting Factory in Reno, Nevada on November 26th playing the track “Ethica Odini” from the band’s latest album, Axioma Ethica Odini.  View the live video here.

ENSLAVED are direct support on fellow countrymen DIMMU BORGIR’s headlining “Darkness Reborn Tour” across North America.  Also on the bill are Blood Red Throne and Dawn Of Ashes.  Advanced pre-sale tickets & VIP packages for the “Darkness Reborn World Tour” are now on sale via ArtistArena.com (User Name: dimmuborgir; Password: tickets).  Ticketing widget is available here (same log-in).

Remaining tour dates are as follows:

12/03/10  Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

12/04/10  Gothic Theater – Englewood (Denver), CO

12/06/10  House of Blues – Dallas, TX

12/07/10  House of Blues – Houston, TX

12/09/10  Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

12/10/10  Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA

12/11/10  Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY

12/12/10  Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA

12/13/10  Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA

12/14/10  Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA

Axioma Ethica Odini debuted at #16 on the Billboard Heatseekers (New Artists) chart, #40 in the Current Hard Music Albums chart, and #72 on the Independent Current Albums chart the week following its release.

Visit ENSLAVED online at www.ENSLAVED.no, www.myspace.com/ENSLAVED, www.facebook.com/ENSLAVED, www.youtube.com/user/enslavedofficial, and www.twitter.com/enslavedband.

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GWAR Singer Oderus Urungus Defends Sarah Palin “Slaying”

December 2nd, 2010
by EvilG

ODERUS TO TAKE OVER DECIBEL MAGAZINE’S TWITTER ACCOUNT THIS FRIDAY FROM 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN

GWAR have always made this world a better place by killing off celebrities and politicians on stage during their legendary live show. Blood thirsty GWAR fans crave and expect this, and yes, your Lords and Masters make good on it nightly. The “Bloody Tour of Horror” is no exception to this as it features warty front thing Oderus Urungus and the rest of the band tearing apart Lady Gaga and former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Apparently the Sarah Palin constituents and supporters have caught wind of the nightly slaying and the political blogs and websites have been just overwhelmed with comments about Palin’s untimely demise. Check out the video below. Is GWAR getting ready to delve into the political field even more? Will Oderus run for president? Is Sarah Palin really dead? Did Oderus fuck her corpse? Only one alien would have the answer to that question…

When reached for comment on this highly offensive slaying of Mrs. Palin, (to Republicans and tea partiers at least) possible presidential candidate and overlord Oderus gave the following statement: “Is this what American politics has come to? We have killed every President since Reagan, regardless of party affiliation, and the proof of it is all over the net…but the right-wing tea bag numb-nuts are getting their knickers in a twist over somebody that doesn’t even hold office, and in fact left her office as Alaskan governor in order to concentrate on her reality show…and is this woman actually being considered as a potential president? Why does the agenda of the right require that America be viewed as a global laughing stock? Because between Wikileaks and the attention this idiot gets, that is exactly what you are…” scoffed Oderus.

“Besides, we don’t even kill her, just rip her in half, and honestly she seems to love it! Anything for attention, I suppose.”

Santa Oderus is currently featured on the latest issue of Decibel Magazine. The magazine also features an amazing story about the inner workings of GWAR’s infamous “Slave Pit”. If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, you can do so online at decibelmagazine.com.

In addition to being on the cover of Decibel, Oderus will be taking over Decibel’s twitter account this Friday December 3rd from 3-4 PM EST. Make sure to follow @dbmagazine on Twitter and see what kind of Christmas Cheer Oderus has in store. He will be giving away prizes and will be answering questions from you, the lowly human scum. This could be your one chance to interact with biggest dicked alien front man in the music business, unless you bring crack to an upcoming show…then Oderus will hang with you all night.

Recently GWAR took to the stage on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on NBC. The band performed their new single “Zombies, March”. The performance will be airing again this Friday night December 3rd at 12:35 AM EST on NBC, so if you missed it the first time or if you saw it the first time, watch it again this Friday night.

GWAR’s latest masterpiece “Bloody Pit of Horror” is in stores on now and you can also purchase it on the official GWAR page on the Metal Blade Records website at: http://www.metalblade.com/gwar. The landing page includes all current tour dates, GWAR footage from both GWAR.tv and MetalBlade.tv, and pre-orders for “Bloody Pit of Horror” on CD, a GWAR t-shirt, or the ultimate “Bloody Pit” package that includes the CD, the GWAR t-shirt, and a 12×12 autographed cover print! (While supplies last or until GWAR decides to start using the prints as rolling papers…whichever comes first)

Catch GWAR on the “Bloody Tour Of Horror”, with The Casualties, Infernaeon and Mobile Deathcamp:

12/2 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

12/3 – Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre

12/4 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre

12/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze

NO SLEEP TIL… FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

FOR MORE INFO ON THE FESTIVAL VISIT: http://www.nosleeptil.com.au

12/10 – Auckland, New Zealand @ ASB Showgrounds

12/12 – Perth, Australia @ Arena Joondalup

12/15 – Adelaide, Australia @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre

12/17 – Melbourne, Australia @ Melbourne Showgrounds

12/18 – Sydney, Australia @ The Entertainment Quarter Moore Park

12/19 – Brisbane, Australia @ RNA Showgrounds

AFTER XMAS DATES

12/26 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

12/27 – So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

12/28 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

12/29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

12/30 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB

http://www.gwar.net

http://www.gwar.tv

http://www.gwarbq.com

http://www.youtube.com/gwar

http://www.metalblade.tv

http://www.facebook.com/gwar

http://www.myspace.com/gwarofficial

http://www.gwarjapan.net

TWITTER FEEDS:

ODERUS: http://twitter.com/therealoderus

BALSAC: http://twitter.com/BalSacJoD

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Power Theory Announce New Drummer

December 2nd, 2010
by EvilG

Philadelphia, PA area True Metal Band Power Theory announce drummer Chris Smith (After Glow, Tears of the Departed) as their newest full time member.

Immediate plans are upcoming local live shows in December and January in which they will record 4 or 5 songs for a live EP to showcase how Chris’s Metal Machine Drumming put their existing material over the top, as well as recording drum tracks for their next full length album “An Axe to Grind” set to be released in Summer/Fall 2011.

“It will be an injustice to the fans not to record a few our heavier songs with Chris’s drumming and see how much tighter and heavier the material becomes, plus it’ll be a little live teaser before to the new one” quotes guitarist BB Ballinger.

The band would also like to acknowledge and thank Infernal Opera drummer Michael Alberque for his help keeping the back-line while our search for a permanent drummer took place.

POWER THEORY web pages…

http://www.reverbnation.com/c./rpk/170115?access_code=fc6b87cfbf866fe4eae9&auto_play=true
http://www.powertheory.net
http://www.myspace.com/powertheorytheband
http://www.sonicbids.com/powertheorytheband
http://www.reverbnation.com/powertheorytheband
http://www.jango.com/music/POWER+THEORY

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CREATION’S END: First Live Performance & NYC Record Release Show This Friday

December 2nd, 2010
by EvilG

This Friday, December 3rd will mark the virgin live performance from NYC progressive metal superpower CREATION’S END. This special hometown show at Manhattan’s Ace Of Clubs also doubles as the official CD release show for the band’s debut album A New Beginning, which was released by Sensory Records on November 9th, and immediately received a ravenously positive response from media and fans alike.   The members of CREATION’S END — the lineup comprised of guitarist Rudy Albert (ex-Zandelle), drummer Dario Rodriguez, Mike DiMeo (ex-Masterplan, ex-Riot), Joe Black (Chris Caffery, ex-Zandelle) and Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie Band) who traveled all the way from Italy for this special show — will be available for in-person interviews at the show. Please get in touch with Earsplit right away with any requests!  

CREATION’S END Record Release Show:
12/3/2010 Ace Of Clubs – New York, NY w/ The MP Project, Monstar Zero, Clearview

The Metal Register is also currently running a CD giveaway contest for CREATION’S END this week, so swing by for a chance to win HERE.

Further American and European tour dates for CREATION’S END are being planned for the coming year, with a special appearance at Atlanta, Georgia’s annual ProgPower USA in September 2011 already confirmed, where they’ll perform alongside Therion, Sanctuary, Dream Evil, Arcturus and more.

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SICK DRUMMER PRESENTS: DARAY OF DIMMU BORGIR

December 2nd, 2010
by EvilG

SickDrummer.com shot drum footage of DIMMU BORGIR’s Daray in Reno, Nevada playing the track “Gateways” from the band’s latest album, ABRAHADABRA.  View the footage here.

DIMMU’s North American “Darkness Reborn” tour continues through December 14th.  Support comes from ENSLAVED and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes.  Advanced pre-sale tickets & VIP packages for this tour are now on sale via ArtistArena.com (User Name: dimmuborgir; Password: tickets).  Ticketing widget is available here (same log-in).

ABRAHADABRA was released on October 12th in North America and debuted at #42 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #5 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #6 on the Independent Current Albums chart.  It also debuted at #4 on the Top Rock albums and #30 Top Albums charts at iTunes (U.S.) the day of its release.  In Canada, ABRAHADABRA debuted at #4 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Hard Albums chart.

Listen to ExplicitlyIntense.com’s audio interview with DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Silenoz here.

Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here.

View the “Gateways” video on DIMMU BORGIR’s Official YouTube channel.

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.

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LAMB OF GOD RECEIVES GRAMMY NOMINATION IN THE 2011 ‘BEST METAL PERFORMANCE’ CATEGORY

December 2nd, 2010
by EvilG

LAMB OF GOD

LAMB OF GOD

LAMB OF GOD is pleased to announce their third Grammy nomination, this time for the track ‘In Your Words’, cut from their Hourglass anthology released on June 1st, 2010. The track is nominated in the 2011 ‘Best Metal Performance’ category. The band has previously received Grammy nominations for ‘Redneck’ (Sacrament) and ‘Set to Fail’ (Wrath).

LAMB OF GOD and Epic Records have multiple Hourglass gift options available now for purchase at www.lamb-of-god.com and Amazon.com, including the Vinyl Box Set, USB Box Set, Deluxe Set and Super Deluxe Set (as seen above)! The 3 CD Anthology can be purchased at your local record store. Head to the above link to view available gift sets.

To learn more about LAMB OF GOD, please visit www.lamb-of-god.com

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