DEMONIC RESURRECTION FRONTMAN TO “COOK” A MEAL FOR FANS

January 31st, 2011
by EvilG

Demonstealer Records has announced a new contest for fans who support and buy original music called “The Demon’s Dinner Party”. All fans who purchase music and merchandise through the month of Feb from the DSR OFFER section of the online retail store CDRack.in or the “Monday Specials” on the DSR Facebook page stand a chance to win an invite to the party.

What makes the party different is that the Demonstealer, frontman of prolific Indian band Demonic Resurrection will cook dinner for the winners of the contest who will get to pick a member of their favourite DSR band (Demonic Resurrection, Albatross, Devoid & Workshop) who will join them for dinner. Winners will also get to select what dish they want to eat from the Demonstealer’s cooking blog on Facebook.

“I’ve been posting recipes and photos of my food online for almost 2 years now and I’ve always had fans saying ‘open a restaurant’ or ‘let us taste your food’. So I figured this would be a great chance for fans to not only get to eat some of the food they’ve been seeing but also interact with their fav metal musicians. “ says Demonstealer.

Details on the entire contest can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/notes/demonstealer-records/the-demons-dinner-party-win-a-dinner-cooked-by-demonstealer-with-your-fav-dsr-ar/10150090768259890

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TO CAST A SHADOW: ‘In Memory Of’ track-by-track

January 31st, 2011
by EvilG
TO CAST A SHADOW: 'In Memory Of'

TO CAST A SHADOW: 'In Memory Of'

TO CAST A SHADOW’s tale begins with a group of three friends coming together in a basement to play loud and pounding grooves, and continues through epochs of experimenting within a range of heavy musical stylings. Influenced by THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL, MY DYING BRIDE, TYPE O NEGATIVE, SATYRICON, ANATHEMA, TOOL, PARADISE LOST and BLACK SABBATH, the band’s musical expression has landed firmly within the domain of melodic doom/goth metal. The sound was finally complete when a female singer was added to the mix.

Marcus Granlien, guitarist of Norway’s TO CAST A SHADOW, commented on songs of upcoming sophomore album ‘In Memory Of’, due on February 14, 2011 in U.K. (February 18 in the rest of Europe) via Kolony Records:

Tormented: This is a very different song, and a new side of TCAS. So we thought it might be fun to surprise a few people out there and start the new album with this (in a TCAS sense) extreme song. It started out with a couple of riffs that gave Kent the opportunity to really experiment on the drums, and there is even a blastbeat at 3:40. Not very typical TCAS stuff!  We invited Hans Kristian Nørgaard to do some male vocals on this song, and he came up with a couple of lines that  really lifted the song to another level, and it matched Gunnhild ‘s dark and hypnotizing voice. All in all a good song to illustrate some of the changes and progress we ‘ve had these last years. The intro to this song was created by Rikard Lofgren at Leonmusic, Sweden.

Morose: Kent surprised us all when he came up with this weird and creepy tune, based on a true story. It has a smooth, progressive rhythm that almost feels off-beat, and it matches the strange story told in the lyrics. Gunnhild returned to the studio to record another version of this song, and it resulted in a lot more presence. The tom-tom drums were fine-tuned and somewhat highlighted in the verses of this song, and the resounding attack of the birch drum shells is well displayed here. We recorded the guitars with a Fender strat, although a Gibson Explorer is used on some lead parts. At 2:05 you can hear me play my 20 year old beat-up, worn out acoustic guitar. In a strange way it has aged well, even though it belongs in a scrapheap. Gunnhild’s amazing operatic voice at 2:57 is worth noticing.

Nightfall: Nightfall is one of those songs that just oozes of that classic TCAS sound. Some of these riffs came to life during one of the bands many jam sessions, and the whole song is based on the opening riff.  At 0:22, co-producer, Kristian Sigland came up with some tapped harmonics for the verse, that almost sounds like a harp if you listen closely. It sounded so good that we simply let him play it himself. On most parts of the album Stian uses a MarkBass amp along with a distortion pedal from EBS, and it sounds really dirty and gritty on this song. The guitar solo is the exact same solo that I’ve played the very first time the band jammed on this riff. It had the right sound immediately, and a very bluesy feel, so there was no point in changing it. During this solo you can hear Kent playing the drums along with the leadguitar in a way that defies description. The drums and the guitars just seem to match and fill each other out perfectly.

Oceans apart: A very dark and romantic song, that is played on a hot-rodded baritone guitar to get that deep and wonderful low sound. Even though TCAS has always played doom metal, this song introduces a new chapter in the bands history, when I growl throughout the refrain at 1:36, making it almost sound like some old-school Paradise Lost stuff. Being one of the heaviest songs on the album, it is surprising to hear how the ending turns into something completely different. Once again, we got HK Nørgaard to add the final howl at 4:07 to release the full aggression that lies within this tune. Kent’s Yamaha Recording Custom set gets some serious beating on this one.

Betula: A very short, special little song, for someone special…?  We had the honor of working with Nell from Theatre of Tragedy on this one, and she really gave her heart and soul. All the additional background voices were created by Nell at the spot while recording.  It fades in with a synth-guitar effect from a Boss GT-8 board, and you might recognise it from the first album, where the same effect was used on “A suicidal mind”.  My beat up acoustic guitar is still hanging in there…

My Misery: Even though these pounding grooves and catchy guitar parts might sound like classic TCAS stuff, the arrangement and the vocals lift this song into a new and dark dimension for the band. Filled with emotions, frustration and anger it simply stands out as one of the most intense songs on the album. We re-arranged this song several times, and my growling became the lead vocals while Gunnhild’s somber voice lies beneath.  At 3:05 the intensity and aggression disappears, and the song transforms into a depressive state.  When the bass enters along with the rhythm guitar at 3:23, they are both dropped all the way down to a low A-tuning, just to make your speakers rumble a little bit more.

When you leave the room: This heartfelt and personal song is actually Stian’s debut as a songwriter and singer for TCAS, and what a fantastic debut! It starts off with Gunnhild’s amazing operatic voice and  continues with some really heavy, classic doom metal chords. All male vocals are performed by Stian himself, and like most of the other songs it’s based on a true story. As opposed to some of the other songs, Stian displays a more introverted song writing style in terms of the actual vocal lines for Gunnhild, and this broadens the quality and versatility of the entire album. And when Gunnhild added a personal touch to the vocal lines, the circle was complete. At 2:03 you can hear another guitar synth pad from my GT-8 board. The first 15 seconds of the guitar solo was created by co-producer and The Crest guitarist Kristian Sigland, due to the fact that I wanted a different approach on this solo. Although performed by me alone, hardcore fans of “The Crest” might recognise Siglands unique approach to guitar solo’s.

Set afire: Once again Kent came up with a delicate and catchy tune with a groove that just keeps on going. Inspired by old-school black metal guitar riffs, I had to switch the JSX amp setting to the Extreme channel, to produce that angry evil sound that Kent wanted for this song. Although being a pretty straight forward metal-rock tune, Gunnhild’s superb voice creates a spine-tingling sensation that might cause goose bumps. Set afire reaches an intense highlight at 3:45, when Gunnhild empties her lungs and produces so much raw energy that the input level on her microphone went way beyond the maximum peaks, and you can actually hear the speakers cracking up. A very cool effect that we decided to keep!

The answer: “Time has forsaken me”. A very honest, sore and fragile intro that introduces a Rhodes-piano for the first time in TCAS’ history. Rickard Engborg helped out, and created some very cool keys, while Gunnhild and me perform a duet. Apart from the intro, this song is just raw energy, and Gunnhild really pushes her voice to the extreme to enhance that “live-sound” that this song was written for. This is the second song with the baritone guitar, and at 3:13 you can hear the guitars turning into a deep, dark and massive Black Sabbath-style riff.

In Memory of: Although this is not a typical title track, this beautiful, but tragic and heartfelt song managed to capture the essence of To Cast a Shadow. Gunnhilds performance is simply stunning and features so much presence and sincerity. In the final stage of the recording process, the band decided to add a guitar solo, and the one you can hear at 2:55 was written and recorded in 5 minutes, and it turned out to be perhaps the best solo on the album. Due to the fact that we had already started to disassemble the guitar gear, it was accidentally recorded with only 1 Shure microphone, instead of the standard 4 microphone set-up.

The CD was recorded at Hamar Recordings in Norway with producer Kristian Sigland (THE CREST, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY) and was mastered at Leon Music Studio in Sweden by Rikard Lofgren. The artwork was developed and realized by Matthew Vickerstaff of Darkwave Art (MY DYING BRIDE, CRADLE OF FILTH).

For more information:

www.tocastashadow.com

www.kolonyrecords.com

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NACHTMYSTIUM: North American Tour With Cradle Of Filth Begins In Mere Days

January 31st, 2011
by EvilG

The anticipated Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour — featuring Chicago’s black meddlers NACHTMYSTIUM as direct support for Cradle of Filth — embarks this Tuesday, February 1st! The massive expedition will invade 30 North American cities, engulfing the continent in a clockwise vortex over the next six-and-a-half weeks. As NACHTMYSTIUM’s first major tour of 2011, and first tour since their massive North American headlining tour with Zoroaster, The Atlas Moth and Dark Castle last fall, these dates will showcase the unit unveiling much of the material on last year’s incredible Addicts: Black Meddle Part II album which the band have not previously performed live. Check out the full tour schedule below.

Addicts: Black Meddle Part II was released by Century Media in North America in June 2010, and has since infected the planet with it’s blackened but genre-defying experimentation, holding top spots on year-end lists worldwide and continually garnishing major press coverage. NACHTMYSTIUM were recently also featured on the main cover of the massive Chicago-area music newspaper The Illinois Entertainer, showing their local scene embracing the act more than ever as they continue to infiltrate the rest of the planet.

Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour
with Cradle Of Filth, Nachtmystium, Turisas, Daniel Lioneye
2/01/2011 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
2/02/2011 Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX
2/04/2011 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
2/05/2011 Fox Theater – Pomona, CA
2/06/2011 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/08/2011 Club Nokia Live – Los Angeles, CA
2/09/2011 The Regency – San Francisco, CA
2/11/2011 Showbox Theatre – Seattle, WA
2/12/2011 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
2/13/2011 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
2/15/2011 Edmonton Events Centre – Edmonton, AB
2/16/2011 MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB
2/18/2011 Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
2/20/2011 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
2/21/2011 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
2/22/2011 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
2/23/2011 Club Zoo – Pittsburgh, PA
2/25/2011 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
2/26/2011 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
2/27/2011 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/28/2011 Imperial De Quebec – Quebec City, QC
3/02/2011 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
3/03/2011 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
3/04/2011 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
3/05/2011 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
3/08/2011 Norva Theatre – Norfolk, VA
3/09/2011 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
3/11/2011 Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL
3/12/2011 Firestone – Orlando, FL
3/13/2011 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

Much more news on NACHTMYSTIUM will be announced over the coming weeks and months as the band continue to tour, as well as focus on concocting their follow-up to the Addicts… opus.

http://www.myspace.com/nachtmystium
http://www.centurymedia.com

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Claymore Signs with Unseen Music Group

January 31st, 2011
by EvilG

Bulgarian black metallers CLAYMORE inked a deal with the US label Unseen Music Group, LLC for future compilation project. The songs Gift of Hate and Near Death Experience, the personal favorites of the owner Mr. Bernie L. Simpson aka D.Monic Method, will be featured. More details coming soon… In the mean time the band is finishing the work on their new album From Ignorance to Remembrance and makes plans to start the recording process. A rehearsal video of the latest work in progress could be seen on the following link

http://blip.tv/file/4676219

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Psy:Code Bass player Dag

January 31st, 2011
by Anders Sandvall

 

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Dag bass player in Psy:Code

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Target Promotion for the promo pictures of the band

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Here is an interview with Dag the bass player in the Danish band Psy:Code that released their debut album DELUSION this past summer. We talked about the album, touring, production and what the band are gonna do under 2011. So here you have a  interview with  Psy:Code.

 

 

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Former SODOM Guitarist Dirk Strahlimeier Passes

January 30th, 2011
by EvilG
Former SODOM Guitarist Dirk Strahlimeier

Former SODOM Guitarist Dirk Strahlimeier

Former SODOM guitarist Dirk Strahlimeier – who played with the band from 1995 through 1996 – has passed away.

Leader Tom Angelripper has issued the following statement:

“As I learned from a reliable source, our ex-guitarist Dirk ‘Strahli’ Strahlmeier died this month in a hospital in Düsseldorf, Germany. Currently we don’t know the exact circumstances of his death. Strahli played on the album Masquerade In Blood which was released in 1995 on SPV. After that we had lost contact with him. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

R.I.P. Brother!”

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Primal Fear – Ralf Scheepers

January 30th, 2011
by EvilG

PRIMAL FEAR – Ralf Scheepers

Interview by EvilG

There are a handful of bands that have come out in recent years who I not only "like" but who I have added to the pile of bands that I religiously follow. One of those bands is Primal Fear. In my opinion, their latest album, BLACK SUN, is easily one of the best releases of 2002! If you love heavy aggressive power metal with ripping lead guitars and top notch vocals, this should be a band you are already intimately familiar with. Thanks to the people at Nuclear Blast Records I was recently given the opportunity to talk with the vocalist of Primal Fear about the new album and the band.

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THIN LIZZY – Drummer Brian Downey

January 30th, 2011
by Marko Syrjala

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BRIAN DOWNEY

INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

Thin Lizzy started their 2011 tour in early January. Prior to their sold out show London, I had opportunity to sit down with founding member Brian Downey to discuss the new lineup, the future, as well as some past events. Read on! 


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SATANIC WARMASTER REMOVED FROM HELLFEST 2011

January 29th, 2011
by EvilG

Finnish black metal band SATANIC WARMASTER has been removed from the French Hellfest festival (held in Clisson, France in July 2011) because of pressure from other artists performing at the festival. SATANIC WARMASTER has made the following statement due to the decision of the Hellfest organizers:

”It has been brough to my attention, that the organizers of the festival cannot hold on to our agreement to have SATANIC WARMASTER perform at the 2011 Hellfest. This was because of pressure put to the organizers by other artists booked on the festival.

”It is a disappointment (despite being totally expected) to see such mentality still present in the ’individualist’ and ’free-thinking’ metal community that any musical act can still be boycotted because of false preconceptions and arbitrary political motivations of other,      ’bigger’ artists. It is also more than amusing to see that the censorship and boycott some of the French authorities tried to push on the festival earlier are now excercised by the festival organization itself.

”Obviously because I have never upheld any modern taboos or lived my life as an apologetic dabbler, it makes me also a target for politically motivated artists to keep us from playing        because of their self-righteous reasons. Any artist can be put on a mock trial by taking words         out of their context without thinking of the actual message, and SATANIC WARMASTER once again hangs crucified by hysterics driven by the love for a world and values I feel no oneness with.

”Everyone who has even slightest interest in this musical style knows what black metal is about, and in that light only a moralist or someone with a very extreme double standard can say that SATANIC WARMASTER is in some manner different from other artists of the genre.

”It makes me want to puke for making a statement like this, which is almost something that a politician would do, but to clear some things, it was mandatory to bite the bullet this time.

”Just to make sure everyone has their labels right, SATANIC WARMASTER’s ideology is Satanism and music style black metal. Whoever claims otherwise does so only because of personal feelings and/or resentment.

-Werwolf / SATANIC WARMASTER”

SATANIC WARMASTER is a Finnish black metal musical project started in 1998 with tens of thousands of sold albums worldwide without the support of any major distribution companies or record labels. The band reflects a Satanist’s world view and is known for its unapologetic, arrogant and amoral stance.

For more information, contact Werewolf Records:

e-mail: werwolf@blackmetal.fi

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CAULDRON US MINI TOUR WITH VOLTURE CONTINUE TONIGHT AND TOMORROW

January 29th, 2011
by EvilG
Cauldron - Burning Fortune

Cauldron - Burning Fortune

After a rollicking start to their US mini tour last night in Richmond, Va, Canadian traditional metal stalwarts, CAULDRON continue on their quest to spread their timeless sound throughout America. Supporting Ryan Waste‘s (MUNICIPAL WASTE) traditional metal band, VOLTURE, CAULDRON will be playing new songs from their forthcoming album, BURNING FORTUNE and taking audiences in Philadelphia and New York back to a time when meaningful, melodic, pure heavy metal ruled the landscape.

Catch CAULDRON with VOLTURE this weekend:

Jan. 29 – Millcreek Tavern – Philadelphia, PA
Jan. 30 – Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY

CAULDRON recently announced an upcoming tour that will see the band trekking across eastern Canada throughout February. The band will be taking their timeless brand of raw, exciting heavy metal to the masses all around the great white north and getting fans stoked for the release of their upcoming album, BURNING FORTUNE. Here are the dates:

FEB. 11 – TORONTO, ON – SNEAKY DEES
FEB. 12 – ST. CATHARINES, ON – MIKADO’S
FEB. 18 – OTTAWA, ON – MAVERICKS
FEB. 19 – MONTREAL, QC – KATACOMBES
FEB. 24 – QUEBEC, QC – SCANNER CLUB
FEB. 25 – MONCTON, NB – THE MANHATTAN
FEB. 26 – DARTMOUTH, NS – CD HEAVEN – all ages free in-store early show (6pm)
FEB. 26 – HALIFAX, NS – GUS’ PUB (10pm)
FEB. 28 – FREDERICTON, NB – THE CAPITAL

CAULDRON‘s new album, BURNING FORTUNE is due to be released through Earache Records on February 15th in North America. Pre-order the album with special CAULDRON merch packs at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_700

CAULDRON has been making a video series documenting the making of BURNING FORTUNE, featuring interviews, studio footage, the latest inside scoops on the new album and more.

In the latest video of the series, CAULDRON members JASON DECAY and IAN CHAINS give fans a sneak peek into their lives as they show you around their homes and music collections. Watch the video online now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0sRk0jZanQ

Watch the previous videos in the series:

Part 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lko47_Gzwo
Part 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbCACPMsUvo
Part 3 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUpGzWOvIRQ

A brand new track from BURNING FORTUNE, “All Or Nothing”, is available to listen to now on CAULDRON‘s MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/cauldronmetal

For more CAULDRON news and info, head to:
MySpacehttp://www.myspace.com/cauldronmetal
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/cauldronmetal
Twitterhttp://twitter.com/cauldronmetal

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – Beethoven’s Last Night Tour

January 29th, 2011
by EvilG
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Beethoven's Last Night

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Beethoven's Last Night

This spring, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA will embark on their 2011 Beethoven’s Last Night Tour. Although the routing is primarily in Europe and The United States, TSO has added a second Canadian date to their live itinerary – May 19th in Rama, ON at Casino Rama. The complete schedule is below.

So begins TSO’s live performance of “Beethoven’s Last Night” in its entirety. Come experience the tale of Beethoven’s last night on earth. Combining what happened with what might have happened, the story revolves around the tough choice that the composer must make with what will be his life’s legacy.

March

16 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion

17 – Munchen, Germany – Zenith

18 – A-Wein, Austria – Stadhalle

19 – Stuttgart, Germany – Scleyerhalle

20 – Mainz, Germany – Phoenixhalle

22 – Berlin, Germany – Tempdrome

23 – Hamburg, Germany – CCH2

24 – Dusseldorf, Germany – Philliphalle

25 – Antwerp, Belgium – Staddsschouwburg

26 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall

28 – London, England – Hammersmith Apollo

April

2 – Battle Creek, MI – Kellog Arena

3 – Windsor, ON – Caesars Windsors Coliseum

5 – Akron, OH – EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall

6 – Erie, PA – Tulio Arena

7 – Reading, PA – Reading Eagle Theatre / Sovereign Center

8 – Syracuse, NY – On Center

9 – Atlantic City, NJ – Ceasars Circus Maximus

10 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun

13 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theater

14 – Wheeling, WV – Westbanco

15 – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner

16 – Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum

17 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Civic Center

19 – Chatanooga, TN – Memorial

20 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Coliseum

21 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum

22 – Tallahassee, FL – Leon County Civic Center

23 – Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Civic Center

24 – Estero, FL – Germain Arena

27 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Civic Center

28 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum

29 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center -Concert Hall

30 – Jackson, MS – Mississippi Coliseum

May

1 – Beaumont, TX – Bueamont Civic

4 – Albuquerque, NM – Santa Ana Star Center

5 – El Paso, TX – County Coliseum

6 – Amarillo, TX – Civic Center

8 – Corpus Christi, TX – Selena Auditorium

11 – Evansville, IN – The Center

12 – Cape Girardeau, MO – Show Me Center

13 – Moline, IL – iWireless Center

14 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino – Showroom

15 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center

17 – Rockford, IL – Coranado Theater

19 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama

20 – Binghamton, NY – Broome County Arena

21 – Poughkeepsie NY – Mid-Hudson Civic Center

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – ARIZONA Shows in March 2011 featuring ORIGINAL guitar lineup – Michael Gilbert & Edward Carlson

January 29th, 2011
by EvilG
Flotsam and Jetsam

Flotsam and Jetsam

For the first time in nearly 15 years, guitarists Michael Gilbert and Ed Carlson will be performing with legendary Arizona thrashers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM for a pair of exclusive Arizona shows. The dates include:

FLAGSTAFF: Friday, March 25, 2011

Orpheum Theater
15 W. Aspen St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Tickets: www.moshpitarmy.net

TUCSON: Saturday, March 26, 2011

DV8
5851 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712
Tickets: www.moshpitarmy.net

Line-up:
Eric ‘AK’ Knutson
Michael Gilbert
Jason Ward
Edward Carlson
Craig Nielsen

Official Site: http://www.flotsam-and-jetsam.com/

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BONDED BY BLOOD ANNOUNCE MAURO GONZALEZ AS PERMANENT FRONTMAN, BEGIN TOUR WITH DEATH ANGEL and LAZARUS A.D.

January 28th, 2011
by EvilG

New BONDED BY BLOOD Line-up Pic

New BONDED BY BLOOD Line-up Pic

In Fall of 2010, vocalist, Mauro Gonzalez stepped in at the last minute to front Pomona, CA thrash act, BONDED BY BLOOD through a long stretch of touring that only convened towards the end of the year. Because of the tremendous job he did in fronting the band on short notice with little rehearsal through a seemingly never-ending schedule of dates, BONDED BY BLOOD is proud to announce Mauro Gonzalez as a permanent member.

BONDED BY BLOOD bassist, Jerry Garcia states: “We would like to formally announce that Mauro Gonzalez is now officially the new frontman for Bonded By Blood. He has shown great promise and dedication in the past few months and we have received great reviews from many old fans, new fans, and well-established musicians throughout our recent North American trek. We are very excited about our decision and we hope that you guys welcome him into the BBB family like we have! See you guys on the killing road real soon.”

Officially inducted frontman, Mauro and the rest of BONDED BY BLOOD will tear up the road once again starting today on the North American Retribution Tour with DEATH ANGEL and LAZARUS A.D.

North American Retribution 2011 Tour w/DEATH ANGEL and LAZARUS A.D

Jan. 28 – Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY (No DEATH ANGEL)
Jan. 29 – Championship bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ (No DEATH ANGEL)
Jan. 30 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
Jan. 31 – The Cabsbah – Charlotte, NC
Feb. 01 – Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
Feb. 02 – Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
Feb. 03 – Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
Feb. 04 – Club Hell – Providence, RI
Feb. 05 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Feb. 06 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA
Feb. 07 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
Feb. 08 – Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
Feb. 09 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Feb. 10 – Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY
Feb. 11 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Feb. 12 – Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
Feb. 13 – Numbers – Houston, TX (w/ D.R.I.)
Feb. 14 – Emo’s – Austin, TX (w/ D.R.I.)
Feb. 15 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX (w/ D.R.I.)
Feb. 16 – Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
Feb. 18 – Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ
Feb. 19 – Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
Feb. 20 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Feb. 21 – Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 22 – The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
Feb. 23 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
Feb. 24 – The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
Feb. 26 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

Catch BONDED BY BLOOD on tour worldwide:

Mar. 05 – The Glass House – Pomona, CA (Scion Rock Fest)

w/LAZARUS A.D.

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

Apr. 17 – Bradway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY (w/HATE)

w/SEPULTURA, BELPHEGOR, HATE, KEEP OF KALESSIN, NEURAXIS

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

w/SEPULTURA, NEVERMORE, HATE, KEEP OF KALESSIN, NEURAXIS

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 – Dickens – Calgary, AB – CANADA
May 29 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
May 31 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA

Tickets for this tour are now available here: 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 colored vinyl. Get your copy in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_16

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THE OCEAN: Special Museum Show In Berlin Featuring Guest Musicians This Saturday

January 28th, 2011
by EvilG

On Saturday, January 29th, THE OCEAN will play a unique performance at the Museum für Musikinstrumente at Potsdamer Platz, Berlin. The band will play amidst a collection of historic cembalo from the 16th century. “We will have our piano player Irakli Mamrikishvili with us, who will play on one of these instruments,” said the band in a collective statement, “as well as our live cello player Dalai Theofilopoulou.” The show will also be filmed for an upcoming  DVD. Though THE OCEAN will not be playing anything off Anthropocentric during this particular performance, they will be performing some Precambrian tunes they’ve never played before.

THE SHOW IS FREE OF CHARGE (with a “Lange Nacht der Museen”-ticket, which gives you admission to all Berlin museums for the whole night between 6:00pm and 3:00am). For more info, visit: http://www.mim-berlin.de.

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR TO ROUND OFF WEDNESDAY NIGHTS PARTY AT SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2011

January 28th, 2011
by EvilG
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR

Once they were regarded as a glam band, actually somewhat suspicious for “real” metalheads. Today Hardcore Superstar is one of the most successful and respected bands on the Swedish metal hard-rock scene. The turning-point was the band’s eponymous, eventually classic album from 2005. It was succeded by three more highly successful albums, most recently last year’s “Split Your Lip”. The band who descibes their music as a synergy between thrash and sleaze is also a standing favorite of the SRF-crowd’s. In other words, prepare for a crowd gone wild when the band will round off wednesday june 8 and classics like “We Don’t Celebrate Sundays”, “Dreamin’ in a Casket” and “Wild Boys” join forces with fresh faves as “Sadistic Girls” in one great party-mix.
Picture by: Michael Johansson

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It’s now less than 1000 4-day tickets left!


Confirmed bands so far out of a total of around 70:

Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest –
last show ever in Sweden
Whitesnake –
with very special guests
Rob Zombie
The Cult
Saxon
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Helloween
Kansas
Morbid Angel
Styx
Mr Big
Hawkwind
Molly Hatchet
Rhapsody of Fire
Hardcore Superstar
Stryper
Clutch
Mustasch
Destruction
Overkill
The Haunted
Buckcherry
The Damned
Jason & the Scorchers
FM
Electric Wizard
Doc Holliday
Crashdïet
Moonspell
Agent Steel
Ghost
Dan Reed Band
Walter Trout
Raubtier
Groundhogs
Mason Ruffner
Fläsket Brinner
Rage (Acoustic)

The tickets to Sweden Rock Festival 2011 are now released and you buy them directly online at our homepage.

More information at:
www.swedenrock.com

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