Lazarus A.D. Posts Exclusive ‘The Ultimate Sacrifice’ Video Shoot Photos

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG
LAZARUS AD - Black Rivers Flow

LAZARUS AD - Black Rivers Flow

Wisconsin thrash metallers LAZARUS A.D. have just posted four exclusive photos taken on set during their music video shoot for ‘The Ultimate Sacrifice’. Head to the band’s official Facebook page to view the photos, and make sure to tune into next Monday, March 7th to witness the unveiling of the new video. recently finished posting a series of video blogs chronicling “The Making of Black Rivers Flow”. Check out the final installment at this link. The behind the scenes footage for the series was filmed by the band and produced/edited by Clay Cook at Dirty Cheese Design & Development. Check out all of the previous installments at

Black Rivers Flow was released on February 1st on Metal Blade Records and is already seeing some amazing numbers on the charts. The album landed at #35 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums chart, and #86 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart. Black Rivers Flow also charted at #90 in Canada on the Hard Music charts. LAZARUS A.D. and Bonded by Blood are touring in Europe this spring. See below for all current European and U.S. tour dates.




Mar. 09 – London, UK – O2 Academy 2
Mar. 10 – Bristol, UK – Area 81
Mar. 11 – Milton Keynes, UK – Crauford Arms
Mar. 12 – Leeds, UK – The Well
Mar. 13 – Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
Mar. 14 – Nottingham, UK – The Maze
Mar. 15 – Southampton, UK – Joiners
Mar. 16 – Norwich, UK – Metal Lust @ The Brickmakers
Mar. 17 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
Mar. 18 – Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
Mar. 19 – Prague, Czech Republic – Modra Vopice
Mar. 20 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
Mar. 21 – Vienna, Austria – 3Raum/Arena
Mar. 22 – Bologna, Italy – Blogs Club
Mar. 23 – Barcelona, Spain – Mephisto
Mar. 24 – Madrid, Spain – Hebe
Mar. 25 – Paris, France – Paris Extreme Festival
Mar. 26 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27 Black
Mar. 27 – Porto, Portugal – Porto Rio
Mar. 29 – Hamburg, Germany – Headcrash
Mar. 30 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Merleyn
Mar. 31 – Copenhagen, Denmark – The Rock

Apr. 01 – Cologne, Germany – The Underground
Apr. 02 – Bruges, Belgium – JH Comma

Here’s what critics are already saying about Black Rivers Flow:


LAZARUS A.D.’s Black Rivers Flow is meticulously perfect. The guitar solos are reminiscent of Slayer, the riffs remind me of Coroner, Atheist and Testament, and the precision of the guitar work brings to mind Metallica and Megadeth.”

“This band is in no danger of suffering from a sophomore slump (the title track is especially wicked).”

“Grade-A modern American thrash metal.”

“The album wraps up with the seven-minute ‘Eternal Vengeance’, which builds from a mellow vocal introduction reminiscent of James Hetfield’s (Metallica) somber moments to the crunching heaviness that defines the rest of the album. It too is a strong and, in a different way, expansive cut. LAZARUS A.D. have taken a big step forward with Black Rivers Flow and kept the killer instinct intact. No flash in the pan, this is a band to watch in 2011 and beyond.”

LAZARUS A.D. gets a lot of things right on Black Rivers Flow, namely the classic thrash feel, the headbangability and the incorporation of a second, very different vocal presence. Just be careful listening to this while driving. This album might make you a little reckless. RIYL: Metallica, Lamb of God, Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch, Goatwhore.”



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SIX FEET UNDER release update on new line up; Chimaira Guitarist Joins SFU!

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG

Tampa, FL Death metallers, SIX FEET UNDER, has delivered the following update regarding the bands line up:


We would like to announce and welcome the addition of guitarist Rob Arnold (Chimaira) to the SIX FEET UNDER family! Just wanted to give you a SIX FEET UNDER band update and let you all know that we would like to announce our good friend Rob Arnold will be joining SFU as 2nd rhythm guitarist for upcoming touring duties, as well as collaborating on the new CD.


Chris Barnes comments; “I couldn’t be happier about the new songs and line up! Rob and myself have been collaborating on new songs along with the bands new drummer, Kevin Talley ( for the past few months. We are all feeling really excited about the bands future, and the raw intensity of the songs that we have created together so far. THIS IS THE HEAVIEST MOST EXCITING MATERIAL THAT IVE WORKED ON SINCE THE BLEEDING, AND IM STOKED THAT ROB WILL BE HELPING OUT CREATING THIS CD WITH US! We’ve all known each other for a while and we’re really looking forward to continue writing the new CD and future tours. We are committed to taking SIX FEET UNDER to the next level of brutality!!!”


Rob Arnold comments; “It’s been an amazing honor and opportunity to have been called upon by one of my biggest idols, Chris Barnes!! SIX FEET UNDER and the Barnes era Cannibal stuff had enormous effects on me as a young musician, and still do to this day. In 1996, I was a kid in the front row screaming my head off to ‘Lycanthropy’ and ‘Torn to the Bone’…and now here I am, being asked to play the songs on stage with the band! Dreams do come true!!! And the stuff we’ve been writing absolutely RIPS! Watch out!!”


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Montreal’s Derelict Streaming New Music Online

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG

Montreal technical death metallers Derelict are streaming a new track online as a preview of their next album. Listen to it here:



“Perpetuation is about our current social system, which has humanity pitted against itself in endless competition and misery,” explains vocalist Eric Burnet. “We can choose to perpetuate this system until we burn ourselves out, or we can choose to do something more sustainable and perpetuate our species.”


This is the first of three songs to be released this month as part of Derelict’s new promotional demo.


“Although we’re labeling this as a demo, the production is full album quality,” says Burnet. “We went with Chris Donaldson (Beneath The Massacre, The Agonist, etc) again for the mix and master, and we got Sébastien Pittet (ex-Augury touring bassist) on fretless bass duties. All in all we’re pretty psyched and we hope this gets people excited for our next album.”

Check out more work from Seb Pittet at


Over the next few months Derelict will be putting the finishing touches on their next release, playing select shows around Quebec, Ontario, and the East Coast, and looking at expanding their reach to the US and Europe.


Derelict’s 2009 release ‘Unspoken Words’ is available in stores across Canada through Year Of The Sun Records, in the US and online through Relapse Records, as well as on iTunes.


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MARIONETTE “Adding The Final Touches” to Third Full Length Album, Tour Diary Available

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG

Gothenburg Sweden based metal sextet MARIONETTE is currently in the process of mastering its yet to be titled third full length album at Masters of Audio Studio in Stockholm with Erik Broheden (RAMMSTEIN, TURBONEGRO, WITHIN TEMPTATION). Song titles set to appear on the CD include “Something Forgotten”, “Remember Your Name”, “Stand In Line” and “Lights Out”. Guitarist and backing vocalist Aron Parmerud commented:


“Our third album is currently being mastered at Masters of Audio Studio in Stockholm. These guys really know what they are doing, having worked with acts like RAMMSTEIN, TURBONEGRO, WITHIN TEMPTATION, and THE HELLACOPTERS among many others. We’re currently adding the final touches and making some final tweaks, but the light at the end of the tunnel is drawing very near! We worked really hard on all the compositions and we feel this is by far the most unique, dynamic, and mature record we’ve made. Here is a photo we took recently after completing the mixing at Pontus Hjelm’s PH Studio (Dead By April) in Gothenburg.”


MARIONETTE also recently completed European dates with the MURDERDOLLS – the band consisting of Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT, ROB ZOMBIE) and Wednesday 13 – on the “Women and Children Last Tour”. Aron Parmerud commented:


“We recently completed our European dates with the MURDERDOLLS on their “Women And Children Last Tour.” It was great to get back down to play in Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and Italy again. We want to give a special thanks to all of our new fans in France as well. We’ll be back to see you soon! Big thanks to the MURDERDOLLS and their crew for helping us make this the best tour MARIONETTE has ever done. We have confirmed a date in Copenhagen on March 19th; we look forward to playing some new songs from our upcoming record that we haven’t tried yet live!”


MARIONETTE’s tour diary from the “Women and Children Last Tour” can be viewed at the link below:

Photographs from Jan 23rd concert in Milan courtesy of MetalItalia Webzine can be viewed at the link below:


Marionette Myspace:

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: 4th and final teaser clip from “Global Evisceration” DVD now live

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG
CANNIBAL CORPSE: "Global Evisceration"

CANNIBAL CORPSE: "Global Evisceration"

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – February 28, 2011 – In conjunction with the release of CANNIBAL CORPSE’s 4th DVD Global Evisceration on March 15, Metal Blade Records has teamed up with AUX.TV to debut the final teaser clip featuring the band in Malta. Check it out beow. Global Evisceration was shot and edited by director Denise Korycki (Wild Wind Productions) who also shot and directed Centuries of Torment – The First 20 Years (entered the Billboard Music Video Charts at #8 in its 1st week of release!) in addition to DVD’s for bands like As I Lay Dying, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, and Super Joint Ritual.


Global Evisceration contains one disc and is approximately 3 hours long with artwork by the infamous Vince Locke. The main program includes full live-song performances from two live shows: the Gothic Theater in Englewood, CO shot on 5/3/10 and Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, NM shot on 5/8/10. Global Evisceration also includes bonus performances and extra segments including behind the scenes footage covering Evisceration Plague era tours.


Head over to the CANNIBAL CORPSE landing page HERE to check out the first video – an excerpt that didn’t make the final cut featuring Jesse Jackson – the second video featuring part of a live performance of Stripped, Raped and Strangled – the third video that is part of a live performance of the track Scalding Hail, and to check out preorder options for Global Evisceration.


Package #1: Global Evisceration DVD

Package #2: Global Evisceration DVD + Comic Book/CD Version (while supplies last)

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SCAR OF THE SUN To Open For PARADISE LOST On 1st Date of “Draconian Times” Tour

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG
Greek atmospheric metal band SCAR OF THE SUN will be opening for British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST on Friday, March 18, at the Fuzz Club in Athens. That will be PARADISE LOST‘s first Greek date out of three and the first date of the band’s upcoming “Draconian Times” tour.
PARADISE LOST‘s “Draconian Times” Tour:

Mar. 18 – Fuzz – Athens, Greece
Mar. 19 – Fuzz – Athens, Greece
Mar. 20 – Principal – Thessaloniki, Greece
Mar. 29 – Tivoli – Utrecht, Holland
Mar. 30 – Bataclan – Paris, France
Mar. 31 – Zeche – Bochum, Germany
Apr. 01 – The Forum – London, UK
SCAR OF THE SUN‘s debut album, “A Series of Unfortunate Concurrencies”, will be released worldwide this May through a well respected & historic record label in Italy, the name of which shall be announced shortly as the band has just signed the contract. The album was mixed and mastered by acclaimed sound engineers Rhys Fulber (FEAR FACTORY, PARADISE LOST, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY) and Greg Reely (PARADISE LOST, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY,SKINNY PUPPY) and features guest appearances by Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY), Bob Katsionis (FIREWIND, OUTLOUD), Marios Iliopoulos (NIGHTRAGE), Chris Antoniou (SEPTICFLESH) and Leah Randi (CONJURE ONE).
In the past SCAR OF THE SUN has supported such acts as PAIN OF SALVATION, AGUA DE ANIQUE, DISILLUSION and LAKE OF TEARS in Greece and also DARK TRANQUILLITY on two dates of the “Where Death Is Most Alive Tour 2010” in Slovenia and Austria. The band has also performed at 2009’s Rockwave Festival (Greece) alongside names such as SLIPKNOT, DOWN, MASTODON, SAXON and others.
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ALTARS OF DESTRUCTION – past, present and future

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG

One of the earliest metal-bands in Finland was ALTARS OF DESTRUCTION. They entered the scene along STONE, AIRDASH, A.R.G. and NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE in the second half of the 1980s.

However, due to some twists of fate and a record deal that after all did not happen, the band went into hibernation. They might have already been considered history, but fortunately reformed several years ago and set their energy towards recording that one debut album they did not had the chance to deliver earlier. “Gallery Of Pain” was released in April 2010 through Violent Journey Records. Autumn of 2010 saw the first video, “Cross The Line (Of No Return)” by Jani “ViSKi” Viskari.

A new Interview by fireangel / Night Elves is the first AOD-interview in English and also the first one to cover AOD’s story extensively. Interviewees were Kimmo Osmo (Guitar), Pasi Osmo (Bass) and Mika Luoma (Vocals).


Some excerpts:

Anja Fireangel: When the band was formed in 1986, you were between 16 and 18 years old. When and how did you learn to play an instrument or to do vocals? Which were your heroes that motivated you so much to start a band yourself? How did the band members get into contact with each other?

Pasi Osmo: I was 17 when I started to play seriously. First playing guitar for a few months and singing for my own band. My brother Kimmo had a band of his own with some school buddies, playing bass and [doing] vocals, but wanted to change over to guitar. He convinced me into joining his band and taking the bassist role. This was a good decision, because the bass works better for me, and Kimmo is more talented with guitar than I could ever be.

Back then in the mid 80’s we listened to old heavy, BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE, LED ZEPPELIN etc., gradually bands like VENOM, SLAYER, METALLICA etc., stepped into the picture. All of these bands have made an impression on our music. There were no famous thrash bands in Finland yet at that point, but metal-wise we had great names like ZERO NINE, TAROT and OZ.”




“Anja Fireangel: In Kimmo’s photoalbum on Myspace is a newspaper-scan about AOD playing a gig with STONE and added comments about how at a similar gig with them the police came because stage diving was not permitted. Could you please tell of that gig and also in general how the atmosphere at your concerts was?

Kimmo Osmo: The atmosphere back then at shows was real intense and sometimes brutal, and our audience sure knew how to put on a show of their own… We played joint gigs with STONE, AIRDASH, and PRESTIGE. One of the gigs with STONE was definitely the most memorable, when the crowd started stage diving and the cops stopped their show…then hell broke loose.



The complete interview can be found from this link:

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THE OCEAN Announce North American Tour With Between The Buried And Me

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG

German atmospheric progressive metal collective and Metal Blade Recording artists, THE OCEAN, are pleased to announce a near month-long North American tour this April! Presented by Peter Says Denim, In association with Guitar World &, “The Hypersleep Dialogues Trek”will begin in Farmingdale, New York at The Crazy Donkey, include a stop at this year’s New England Metal And Hardcore fest in Worcester, Massachusetts and wind its way through 20 cities before making a final stop in Ashville, North Carolina at The Orange Peel. The band will be joined by headliners (and recent Metal Blade signees) Between The Buried And Me, Job For A Cowboy and Cephalic Carnage on select dates. View tour poster HERE.


Said guitarist Robin Staps of the upcoming live assaults: “THE OCEAN will be touring the US and Canada with Between The Buried And Me! We’re excited to get back over there finally, and are particularly excited about our appearance at New England Metal Fest at the beginning of the tour!”


Peter Says Denim Presents Between The Buried And Me

In association with Guitar World &

With Job For A Cowboy, The Ocean & Cephalic Carnage (*on select dates)


4/15/2011 The Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY

4/16/2011 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal And Hardcore Festival)

4/17/2011 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA

4/18/2011 Atlar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA

4/19/2011 Club Infinity – Williamsville, NY

4/20/2011 Le National – Montreal, QC

4/21/2011 Opera House – Toronto, ON

4/22/2011 Headliner’s – Toledo, OH

4/23/2011 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI

4/25/2011 Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI

4/26/2011 Granada – Lawrence, KS

4/27/2011 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO *

4/29/2011 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

4/30/2011 El Corazon – Seattle, WA *

5/01/2011 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR *

5/03/2011 Ace Of Clubs – Sacramento, CA *

5/04/2011 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA *

5/05/2011 Glasshouse Music Hall – Pomona, CA *

5/06/2011 Soma – San Diego, CA *

5/07/2011 Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ *

5/09/2011 The Door – Dallas, TX

5/10/2011 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK

5/11/2011 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN

5/12/2011 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

5/13/2011 Rockettown – Nashville, TN

5/14/2011 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC


Check out a live clip of “Firmament” filmed during THE OCEAN’s Heliocentric record release show on March 26th, 2010 HERE.


THE OCEAN will be touring in support of their 2010 separately-issued double album: Heliocentric and Anthropocentric (released in April and November 2010 respectively). This mammoth conceptual effort took almost two years to complete. From a lyrical and artistic point of view, the albums represent a fundamental and philosophical critique of Christianity. Both albums scored rave reviews worldwide, including Album Of The Month in Metal Hammer Germany, Italy and Greece, and a cover feature in the December issue of Metal Hammer UK’s/Subterranea (their extreme metal supplement). Said AMG Magazine: “This is the most forward-thinking statement by THE OCEAN yet, and stands as the most seamlessly integrated and consistent recording they’ve issued to date.” Added Rock Sound (UK): “Luxurious, tectonic, ingenious, calculated, charismatic, enterprising, dexterous, inventive, unrestrained, fascinating and poignant. If all this doesn’t convince you to at least check them out, then seriously, fuck off.”



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March 1st, 2011
by EvilG

Fresh off a month long run with Eluveitie, Los Angeles’ Holy Grail will be teaming up with Canadian band Cauldron for a North American tour April 15th through May 12th. Holy Grail will close all U.S shows and Cauldron will close all Canadian dates. Local bands chosen by Holy Grail, Cauldron, and the tour’s promoters will fill out the bills in each market.


Holy Grail has been touring in support of their fall 2010 release, “Crisis in Utopia”, and has supported Exodus, Blind Guardian, and Eluveitie so far in the touring cycle. Prior to this tour, Holy Grail will be going to the UK for a co-headline tour with Roadrunner Records band Revoker.


Only assembled a few years ago, Holy Grail is already at the forefront of the new wave of metal that pays homage to such legends as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Dio. The band’s debut EP IMPROPER BURIAL (released in late 2009), featuring just two original tracks and two covers, earned Holy Grail significant press accolades including a 2-page feature in hometown paper LA Weekly, a spot on Decibel’s “25 Most Anticipated Releases Of 2010” list and inclusion on Metal Hammer’s “Guide To The Best In The Upcoming New Wave Of Trad Metal”. Holy Grail was also recognized with a nomination for Metal Hammer’s 2010 Golden God Awards in the “Best New Band’ category – quite an honor since they hadn’t even released a full-length album yet! Metal Hammer sums it up best: “With a killer name, awesome logo and a sound that is more metal than metal itself, Holy Grail are one of the most promising traditionally inclined metal bands to emerge from the US in the past decade…This is metal played with conviction and belief and you’re going to love it.”


Holy Grail on tour:



15 West Hollywood, CA Viper Room

16 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Opera House

17 Portland, OR Dante’s

18 Seattle, WA El Corazon

19 Vancouver, BC Media Club

21 Calgary, AB Republik

22 Edmonton, AB Brixx Bar & Grill

25 Winnipeg, MB Royal Albert

26 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks

28 Toronto, ON The Wreck Room

29 Quebec, QC L’Agitee

30 Montreal, QC Il Motore


1 Allston, MA Great Scott

2 Hartford, CT Webster Underground

3 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero

4 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool

5 Washington, DC Red Palace

6 Columbus, OH The Summit

7 Chicago, IL Subterranean

8 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club

9 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room

10 Denver, CO Three Kings Tavern

11 Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas

12 Mesa, AZ Nile Theatre




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SCALE THE SUMMIT Streaming New Album Now; “The Collective” in Stores

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG

Progressive instrumental act, SCALE THE SUMMIT, is streaming their new record, “The Collective,” exclusively at the website of their hometown paper, The Houston Chronicle. Check out the record, now. The band will kick off a tour with Fair to Midland and Periphery in Houston on Thursday.


“The Collective” was recorded at Paint It Black Studios in Orlando, FL with producer Mark Lewis (Devildriver, All That Remains, The Black Dahlia Murder). The standard CD is available now, as is a signed booklet version bundled with a high quality, limited edition, American Apparel shirt. Order it now at:


The track listing of “The Collective,” is as follows:


1. Colossal


2. Whales


3. Emersion


4. The Levitated


5. Secret Earth


6. Gallows


7. Origin of Species


8. Alpenglow


9. Black Hills


10. Balkan


11. Drifting Figures



See the band live:


3/3 Houston, TX- Warehouse Live


3/4 Dallas, TX- Trees


3/5 Austin, TX- Emo’s Inside


3/6 Lubbock, TX- Jake’s Sports Café

3/7 Tucson, AZ- The Noise #


3/8 Mesa, AZ- The Underground


3/9 Victorville, CA- VVEC


3/10 San Diego, CA- Epicenter w/ Periphery only


3/11 West Hollywood, CA- Whisky A Go-Go


3/12 Bakersfield, CA- Jerry’s Pizza


3/13 Sacramento, CA- Ace Of Spades


3/15 Portland, OR- Hawthorne Theatre


3/16 Seattle, WA- Studio Seven


3/17 Spokane, WA- The A Club


3/18 Boise, ID- The Venue


3/20 Colorado Springs, CO- The Black Sheep


3/21 Denver, CO- Marquis Theatre


3/22 Kansas City, MO- Scion Lab #


3/23 Cedar Falls, IA- The Wheelhouse


3/24 St. Paul, MN- Station 4


3/25 Flint, MI- The Machine Shop


3/26 Madison, WI- The Annex


3/28 Chicago, IL- Bottom Lounge


3/29 Toronto, ON- Mod Club


3/30 Pittsburgh, PA- Smiling Moose


4/1 Hartford, CT- Webster Underground


4/2 Worcester, MA-The Palladium


4/3 Philadelphia, PA- The Barbary


4/4 Portland, ME- Deering Grange #


4/5 Burlington, VT- Monkey House #


4/6 New York, NY- Santo’s Party House


4/7 Springfield, VA- Jaxx


4/8 Knoxville, TN- The Cider House


4/9 Asheville, NC- The Orange Peel


4/10 Atlanta, GA- The Masquerade


4/12 New Orleans, LA- The Parish @ House of Blues


4/13 Little Rock, AR- Juanita’s


4/14 Tulsa, OK- The Marquee


4/15 Oklahoma City, OK- Conservatory


# Headline dates


SCALE THE SUMMIT formed in 2005 while attending the Musicians’ Institute in Los Angeles. The band relocated to Texas in 2006, where they recorded their first, self-released album. After signing with Prosthetic, they released “Carving Desert Canyons”, which Revolver called, “a cinematic blast of intricately melodic fretwork and pummeling percussion,” in 2009.


The band, who received praise from Guitar World for their “tightly-woven guitar interplay, irregular time signatures and tasteful licks,” has toured with the likes of PROTEST THE HERO, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, CYNIC, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and were handpicked by DREAM THEATER to participate in the 2009 installment of their famed “Progressive Nation” festival tour. SCALE THE SUMMIT has also been featured prominently in Guitar Player magazine, and has tracks available for the Rock Band video game through the Rock Band Network.

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Zombiefication’s Midnight Stench Gets the Vinyl Treatment

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG

In 2010 Mexico’s legendary ZOMBIEFICATION crawled out the grave with disgust and finally released their long awaited debut album Midnight Stench on CD through Asphyxiate Recordings. Playing a rotten style of death metal that crosses the early Stockholm sound with Mexico’s own proud tradition of ancient cult death metal, you can now experience Midnight Stench on vinyl, the way it was always meant to be experienced. Chaos Records recently made available two vinyl editions of this already classic album. Inclusive of an exclusive bonus track, “Blood & Disgorge,” the LP is available in limited edition (200 copies) 350 gram vinyl with gatefold jacket and 180 gram silver vinyl. The regular LP edition is available in 350 gram black vinyl with gatefold jacket.


Midnight Stench LP Track List

Side A:


The Shining


Cryptic Broadcast


Anthem to the Deathmarch


Last Resting Place


Jacko’s Funeral Pyre


Sleepless Mutter




Side B:


Broken Gravestone




Hitchcock Screaming in Phobia


The Early Years


Blood & Disgorge (exclusive bonus track)


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QUEENSRYCHE’s Geoff Tate Pours It On With New Vintage Of Insania

March 1st, 2011
by Celtic Bob

Queensryche lead singer Geoff Tate took a trip to Three Rivers Winery in Walla Walla, Washington last week to oversee final production of his latest vintage of Insania. The forthcoming release of Insania Red (2009) and Insania White (2010) is set for March 15, 2011 and marks the third vintage. The wine will be available for order beginning today, March 1st, on the Queensryche website at Three Rivers Winery is offering a $10 shipping rate on all 6 bottle purchases and free shipping on all “case plus” purchases on the two new releases. Please use promo code GTFAN at to redeem the offer. Tate, who thrives on and enjoys the creative wine process from barrel to bottle, will be signing an autograph card which will be included in the first 100 orders. Order soon as the first two vintages quickly sold out. Enjoy!

Wine Spectator Online / October 2008 (Magazine version appeared in the March 31, 2009 issue):

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IMMORTAL with ABSU: The Gramercy Theater, New York, NY February 19th, 2011

March 1st, 2011
by EvilG


Words and pictures by Kyle Moore, the Metal Magnus

The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY

February 19th, 2011

I was fortunate enough to cover Immortal’s concert in Brooklyn nearly a year ago, and at the time I didn’t expect I’d ever get to see them live again. But to my delight, the true sons of northern darkness came back to the States for a second tour. This time, it would be in a far superior venue to their last digs, where there wasn’t anything to keep rambunctious fans off the stage (one fan even stopped Abbath from playing to give him a hug.) It was an appropriately frigid winter night in the Big Apple, a sudden frost that dispelled what had previously been a very warm week. No doubt we can thank Immortal for bringing the icy cold of Blashyrkh with them to the States.
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Birth A.D. – Jeff Tandy

March 1st, 2011
by Robert Williams

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Interview with Jeff Tandy

Conducted by Robert Williams

Birth A.D. are a crossover thrash metal three-piece comprised of two former members of the late nineties death metal act Death of Millions as well as bassist and vocalist Jeff Tandy of Averse Sefira. The band’s music has been compared to DRI, SOD and Corrosion of Conformity and the ten song self-released EP "Stillbirth Of A Nation" has already garnered some moderate success for the band in underground thrash circles. Bassist and vocalist Jeff Tandy recently took the time to chat with and filled us in on the current activities of this exciting new group.

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KAMELOT Announce Full North American Tour

February 28th, 2011
by EvilG
KAMELOT - North America 2011

KAMELOT - North America 2011

In the ongoing KAMELOT campaign for their newest release, Poetry For The Poisoned, the band have confirmed a full North American tour, Pandemonium Over North America 2011.


Along for the ride, are folk/power metalers ALESTORM, who are happy to bring their brand of “Pirate infused metal” to the Kamelot legions. Also, aboard are Canada’s ferocious BLACKGUARD and THE AGONIST.


Due to continuing medical and personal issues, Roy Khan will not be able to finish the remaining touring in support of Poetry for the Poisoned.


He states: “I am here in Norway still recovering from what seems to have been a severe burnout syndrome. I am getting better but still under medical care. My priorities at the moment are my health & family. My future endeavors in Kamelot and music in general are being evaluated, however at this time my focus is on getting back on my feet and spending time with family and friends. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes!”


With the news of Roy’s continued absence, it is announced that metal icon Fabio Lione (RHAPSODY OF FIRE) will be joining the tour and handling the lead vocal duties.


Fabio Lione is eager to get on the road, stating, “I am excited and pleased to be part of the next Kamelot tour..I always loved the sound of the band… and I think this will be a great experience for me, the band, and for all the fans of great music and Kamelot… see you soon on tour and let’s rock!!!”


In addition to Fabio, throughout these shows there will also be special guest and vocal appearances from top artists in the scene, this is a special and rare tour, and one not to be missed.


In addition, Kamelot’s Pandemonium Over Europe 2011 is building, adding EVERGREY, AMARANTHE and SONS OF SEASONS to the already announced European tour schedule.




Upcoming Kamelot tour dates:



7 – Santiago De Chile, Chile – Teatro Teleton

8 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Velez Sarsfield (opening for IRON MAIDEN)

9 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Espaço Lux

10 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Opiniao Bar

12 – Bogota, Columbia – Teatro Metropol

22 – Paris, France – Elysee Montmartre

23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso

24 – Antwerp, Belgium – Hof Ter Lo

27 – Nottingham, England – Rock City

28 – London, England – KoKo

29 – Luxemburg, Luxembourg – Den Atelier

30 – Luzern, Switzerland – Schüür



1 – Milano, Italy – Magazzini Generali

3 – Budapest, Hungary – Petöfi Hall

5 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Majestic Music Club

6 – Krakow, Poland – Kwadrat

7 – Berlin, Germany – C-Club

8 – Stuttgart, Germany – Longhorn / LKA

10 – Köln, Germany – Live Music Hall

11 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle

12 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Trädgårn

14 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene

15 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio





26 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquarade

27 – West Springfield, VA – Jaxx

28 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero

30 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre

31- Worcester, MA – The Palladium



2 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda

3 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial De Quebec

4 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club

6 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s

7 – Detroit, MI – Blondie’s

8 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

9 – St. Paul, NM – Station 4

12 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

13 – Portland, OR – Peter’s Room

14 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

15 – West Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues

16 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse

17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

18 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

20 – Dallas, TX – Trees

21 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar

23 – Orlando, FL – The Club At Firestone

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