September 16th, 2010
by EvilG
Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini

Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini

In the fourth of nine installments, bassist/vocalist Grutle Kjellson and rhythm guitarist/songwriter Ivar Bjørnson of the progressive/psychedelic Norwegian black metal band ENSLAVED offer commentary on the songs that will appear on the band’s new album Axioma Ethica Odini, which is scheduled for release in Europe on September 27th and in North America on September 28th.

Grutle on “The Beacon”:

“Seemingly a straight forward song by listening to the opening, but becomes a bit ‘progressive’ after a while.  A very energetic song with a crystal clear live song potency: It’s intense, brutal, desperate and yet also groovy at times.  The title was inspired by a movie I saw.  In old times, they would light beacons to summon their allies to aid.  The lyrics deal with watching out for certain signals within your own mind and body, and running to aid when the beacons are lit.”

Ivar on “The Beacon”:
“This one I had a killer feeling for right from the start of making it: It starts with a nod to classic Norwegian Metal before pairing the old school BM-feeling with Classic Rock before going into dark territories with the middle-section of the song.  Again, the singers really raise the bar with their efforts: Grutle’s harsh vocals have the perfect aggression and timing, while [keyboard player] Herbrand’s clean vocals take on a few unexpected turns in the chorus.  The gem is Herbrand’s organ in this song:  The organ-lead in the second verse takes me back to Deep Purple, while the way it is used in the middle-section has to be the blackest use of the [Hammond] B3 [organ] ever!”

Click here to read the commentaries on “Ethica Odini,” “Raidho,” and “Waruun.”

Fans interested in creating an official entry for ENSLAVED’s video contest for the track “Ethica Odini” can obtain details hereContest ends Thursday, September 30th.

Nuclear Blast USA’s Webshop is now taking pre-orders for ENSLAVED’s exclusive North American Axioma Ethica Odini pre-order bundle, which includes the new album plus an ENSLAVED t-shirt for $20.00.

ENSLAVED will embark on a 7-show “Circling Above and Within Tour” of Europe beginning October 15th and will return to North America in November as the direct support act for DIMMU BORGIR.  All upcoming tour dates are available here.

View the four-part in-studio video series of ENSLAVED members answering fan questions on the making of Axioma Ethica Odini on the band’s official YouTube channel.

View Metal Hammer’s video interview here where Ivar Bjørnson & Grutle Kjellson shed some insight on the new album artwork by Norwegian artist Truls Espedal.

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

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Free Music Now Available From Dream Theater’s JAMES LABRIE’s New Solo Album; Get “Mislead” From Static Impulse (September 28th Release) Now

September 16th, 2010
by EvilG

Dream Theater’s JAMES LABRIE is easily one of the defining, elite and naturally talented vocalists the world has to offer and after selling over a million albums worldwide he further challenges himself with an aggressive and dynamic new solo effort. Go to http://www.insideoutmusic.com/specials/jameslabrie/ to get a FREE MP3 of the song “Mislead” from JAMES LABRIE’s new album, Static Impulse. All you have to do is spread the word via Facebook or Twitter and the song is yours! The album comes out on September 27th in the UK/EU and September 28th in North America.

LABRIE states: “The track ‘Mislead’ was a sleeping giant for Matt Guillory (keyboards) and I. Most of the parts came quickly, but seemed to be missing the key elements or ingredients that would keep you in its grip the entire ride. We kept playing with the interaction of the instruments and vocal melodies. Matt kept working his magic with the interplay of the keys, bass, guitar and drums. It wasn’t until I was almost ready to lay my vocals that Matt and I felt it had all that it needed, but we wouldn’t see the proof in the pudding until after both mine and Peter’s vocals were laid.

“Peter’s vocals were done before mine which enabled me to feed off his energy and really nail the attitude and personality needed for this song. What began as one of the maybe, maybe not tunes for this disc. It ultimately ended up being one of our favorites. The lyrics I wrote deal with the ever present corruption and oppression in far too many governments. I know lighten up right, I’m light; it’s them who need to chill out. Enjoy.”

Guillory further comments: “In the writing process, ‘Mislead’ ended up being more of a challenge than the other songs. It’s got all the right ingredients though; dense syncopated riffing, atmospheric keyboards, melodic hooks, and over-the-top vocals. In the end, we’re really pleased with the way it turned out. I absolutely love the contrast between James’ crystal-clear lead vocal delivery and Peter’s melo-death screams.”

The much anticipated new full-length offering, Static Impulse, also marks LABRIE’s first solo effort in over five years and is sure to please his legion of diehard fans, as well as win over many new devotees in the process. A special pre-order package is now available exclusively through CMDistro.com where fans can pre-order the album along with an exclusive t-shirt. Click on the link below to purchase now.

Static Impulse also features the immensely talented longtime songwriting partner and keyboardist Matt Guillory. Another notable performance is Peter Wildoer from metal titans DARKANE on drums and screaming vocals. The group is rounded out by Marco Sfogli on guitars and Ray Riendeau on bass. Static Impulse is set for a September 28th release on InsideOut Music and was mixed and mastered by the renowned Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia).
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September 16th, 2010
by EvilG

Detroit deathcore destroyers, AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH will be taking their larger than life destructive sounds out on the road once again as part of the Malus Clothing Portals Tour. Joining them will be headliners, ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS, ION DISSONANCE, WITHIN THE RUINS, DESTRUCTION OF A ROSE and STRUCTURES. The tour will run throughout North America from mid-October to late-November and will surely be a head-smashingly good time for all.

Here are the dates:

Oct 15 2010 The Vault – Temecula, CA
Oct 16 2010 Cobalt Cafe – Canoga, CA
Oct 17 2010 Soma – San Diego, CA
Oct 18 2010 Skrappy’s – Tucson, AZ
Oct 19 2010 The Fusion Factory – Albequrque, NM
Oct 21 2010 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
Oct 22 2010 Shadowplay Lounge – Woodlands, TX
Oct 24 2010 Art Ambush Acoustic – Waco, TX
Oct 25 2010 High Ground – Metarie, LA
Oct 27 2010 Ground Control – West Palm Beach, FL
Oct 28 2010 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
Oct 29 2010 Gallery 13 – Columbus, GA
Oct 30 2010 Backdoor Skatepark – Greenville, NC
Oct 31 2010 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
Nov 1 2010 Eleanor Rigby’s – Jermyn, PA
Nov 2 2010 Hangar 84 – Vineland, NJ
Nov 3 2010 The Dippy Dome – Howell, NJ
Nov 4 2010 Club Karma – Patchogue, NY
Nov 5 2010 BOGIES – Albany, NY
Nov 6 2010 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
Nov 7 2010 Waterfront Tavern – Holyoke, MA
Nov 8 2010 The Heirloom Art’s Theatre – Danbury, CT
Nov 9 2010 Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
Nov 10 2010 Frankie’s – Toledo, OH
Nov 11 2010 The Modern Exchange – Southgate, MI
Nov 12 2010 Local Noise – Bartlett, IL
Nov 13 2010 Jefferson Community Center – Jefferson, SD
Nov 14 2010 The Space – St. Paul, MN
Nov 15 2010 Eagles Lounge – Wichita, KS
Nov 16 2010 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO
Nov 17 2010 The Venue – Boise, ID
Nov 18 2010 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Nov 20 2010 Club Retro – Orangevale, CA
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Sawthis publish video diary

September 16th, 2010
by EvilG

Sawthis have published the video diary of the promotional tour of the new album “Egod” in Eastern Europe supporting the legendary Polish band Vader.
Watch the video below:

The new album “Egod” is entirely available for listening on the band’s official myspace profile: www.myspace.com/sawthismusic

official Facebook profile
official LastFm profile

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Metalodic Signs Icewind

September 16th, 2010
by EvilG
Icewind- Again Came The Storm

Icewind- Again Came The Storm

Metalodic are happy  to announce that the power metal band Icewind has joined the Metalodic Family. The second album, “Again Came The Storm”, will release on 15th of November around the world.

You can listen to two songs here:
My Glorious Burden on http://www.myspace.com/metalodicrecords
Signs of Temptation on http://www.myspace.com/icewindmetal

Track List:

01. Signs of Temptation
02. Blood Stained History
03. My Glorious Burden
04. My Own Tragedy
05. The Last March
06. The Happening
07. Hymn For a Brighter Dawn
08. As Fool We Dance
09. Oh Winter Morning
10. Again Came The Storm

Powerful and Melodic are the best words to define Again came The Storm. With Strong Guitar Riffs and Beautiful piano melodies,  this 53mn record  mix all elements that all amateurs of POWER METAL ask for. This release will reach all fans of bands such as EDGUY, SONATA ARCTICA, KAMELOT and FIREWIND.  To get a high quality production, Icewind relied on music industry big names. Mastering has been done by ALAN DOUCHES at WEST WEST SIDE MASTERING (SYMPHONY X, MASTODON, SEPULTURA, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) in New York, USA. The splendid artwork is the creation of JAN MEININGHAUS ( BRAINSTORM, FALCONER, MYSTIC PROPHECY, DREAM EVIL). The long awaited album is about to be released under Metalodic Records.

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September 16th, 2010
by EvilG


After a 17-year absence from performing live in Los Angeles, Germany’s legendary heavy metal band ACCEPT proudly announces their exclusive West Coast show on October 19th in Hollywood, California at The Key Club.  The show will be streamed live around the world via Stickam.com.

Tickets for ACCEPT’s October 19th show are now on sale exclusively at EnterTheVault.com.  The show will go on sale via all normal ticketing systems on September 21st.  EnterTheVault.com VIP tickets for the pre-show Meet & Greet session are also available.  All VIP ticket buyers will also receive a customized poster signed by the band.

ACCEPT’s return to the touring circuit at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre on May 8th, 2010 was officially sold out.

Blood Of The Nations was released yesterday in North America and debuted as the #25 Rock Album on iTunes.  It was recorded at Backstage Studio in England with famed producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Opeth, Arch Enemy).

ACCEPT’s co-headlining tour with King’s X launches next week in Poughkeepsie, New York.  Confirmed tour dates & pre-sale links are available on the band’s MySpace page.


View the video for “Teutonic Terror” – directed and produced by Dave Blass for Grid 41here.  View the 2-minute behind-the-scenes video here.

View footage of Wolf Hoffman & Mark Tornillo on VH1’s “That Metal Show” here.

Visit ACCEPT online at www.ACCEPTWORLDWIDE.com, www.myspace.com/ACCEPTTHEBAND, www.facebook.com/ACCEPTTHEBAND, and at twitter.com/ACCEPTTHEBAND.

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FIREWIND Debut New “World On Fire” Promo Video; Headlining U.S. Shows On Sale Now

September 16th, 2010
by EvilG
FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

The Greek melodic metal phenomenon FIREWIND, led by the young guitar sensation Gus G., have returned with the scathing new studio album Days of Defiance, which is easily their defining musical moment. The disc is set for an October 25th release worldwide. Days of Defiance is a truly ambitious and dynamic opus featuring some of the most brilliant guitar playing the genre has seen in many years.

The video for the album’s blistering lead-off single, “World On Fire,” can now be viewed exclusively at MetalSucks, so click on the link below now to check it out. The clip was shot by the renowned Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Lacuna Coil).

FIREWIND will celebrate the album’s release with a limited number of special North American headlining shows. The trek, which kicks off on Nov. 4th and runs through Nov. 7th, features Powerglove and The Absence in the support slots. Either see below or visit www.myspace.com/firewind to view all of the dates and these shows are not to be missed. Direct ticketbuy links are listed below as well.
Gus G. states: “The video for ‘World on Fire’ was shot entirely on green screen and I think this time Patric Ullaeus has outdone himself! The concept is based on the album cover artwork and it’s something we’re doing for the first time on a video of ours. There’s a barbaric vibe to it, lots of fire, metal warriors and even a Valkyrie. We’re very pleased with the final result and we believe this is our best video yet. Check it out and let the FIREWIND rage on.

“We are also very happy to announce four special album release shows in North America this fall in support of our new record, Days of Defiance. It’s been awhile since FIREWIND played North America, as our last tour was Spring/Summer 2008.

“This is a very special run for us, as it will be the first time we’ll play the new songs live. It also might be awhile until we come back for a full North American run, so we REALLY hope to see many of you come out to these shows. We’ll be sure to rock you to the ground and that’s a promise!”
FIREWIND Headlining Shows
11/4 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC https://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/onlineSale?action=selectPerformance&performance_id=1327050
11/5 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/15004528840A2886?LID
11/6 The Gramercy – New York, NY http://www.livenation.com/event/0000452AF9C49405?sid
11/7 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, Que http://www.admission.com/html/home.htmI (Tickets on-sale Friday, Sept. 17th)

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September 16th, 2010
by EvilG




Bay Area heavy metal legends TESTAMENT have just wrapped up on the historical AMERICAN CARNAGE tour with Slayer and Megadeth! The band would like to thank all of their loyal and remarkable fans for supporting them on this recent run, and enjoyed meeting their biggest supporters at the exclusive VIP Meet & Greets! Now that TESTAMENT is back from tearing up the stage on the AMERICAN CARNAGE tour, they are ready to head into writing and recording mode for their upcoming follow up to their Golden Gods “Album of the Year”, The Formation of Damnation!

“The AMERICAN CARNAGE tour was great for us, but now is the time for us to hold off on performing and go full steam ahead on getting the record finished,” affirms vocalist Chuck Billy. “We currently have studio time booked at the end of this year, and we’re shooting for a mid-2011 release. The new album will most likely be a culmination of The Gathering and The Formation of Damnation, but we’re definitely not going to forget who we are or our roots. I think we’ve found a comfortable spot in our writing style.”

“I think the tour went really well for us. It’s the first time we had a stage set to our live performance, which was a lot of fun, and it brought the band to a whole new level in regards to performing. Playing with Megadeth and Slayer again was a lot of fun,” adds guitarist Eric Peterson. “We’re going to be home during the fall and winter working on new material. As we speak, I’m working on new music, and we’re shooting to record by the end of the year. That’s our plan, but we’re not going to just put out a record to put out a record. We have standards, and we’re picky as to what exactly we want to put out.”

Make sure to keep an eye out for more updated information and on the writing and recording of the new album! Stay tuned for in-studio updates later this fall and winter! You can keep up with all things TESTAMENT at www.myspace.com/testamentlegions!

Can’t wait until next year to get your TESTAMENT fix? Tune in to Australia’s ‘The Racket’ to hear Chuck and Eric host the Triple J show! The show will air on Tuesday, September 28th at 10pm ET Australia time/8am ET US time. Tune into the show at this link: http://triplej.net.au/racket

TESTAMENT’S highly successful and award-winning album The Formation of Damnation was recently reissued in a deluxe tour edition in celebration of their two amazing tours this year.  See below for information on the album!

The Formation of Damnation (Deluxe Tour Edition)

2-disc deluxe tour edition of the band’s comeback album! Includes bonus

footage of classic tracks + more:

Disc 1:

1. The Persecuted Won’t Forget

2. Killing Season

3. Afterlife

4. The Evil Has Landed

5. The Formation Of Damnation

6. Henchmen Ride

7. More Than Meets The Eye

8. Dangers Of The Faithless

9. False Evidence Appearing Real (F.E.A.R.)

10. Leave Me Forever

Disc 2

• The New Order *Audio and Video

• Practice What You Preach *Audio and Video

• Souls Of Black *Audio and Video

*Recorded in Alcatraz for their MTV “52/52” special

• More Than Meets The Eye music video

For more info on TESTAMENT be sure to visit:



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LEAVES’ EYES North America tour update!

September 16th, 2010
by EvilG

Direct news from the band themselves: “After the cancellation of the Kamelot tour, LEAVES’ EYES will play the next headlining shows in the USA and Canada:

September 18 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
September 19 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
September 20 Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
September 21 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s

“Direct support will come from our Canadian friends BLACKGUARD. Be sure to come and check out the show – we hope to see you all there!”

For more information, please consult http://www.myspace.com/leaveseyespage

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SIGHT OF EMPTINESS: ‘Burning Silence’ Video Released

September 16th, 2010
by EvilG

“Burning Silence”, the new video from Costa Rica-based melodic extreme metal band SIGHT OF EMPTINESS, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in front of 15000 Metal fans as Sight Of Emptiness opened for MEGADETH  at Autodromo La Guacima in San Jose, Costa Rica.

A total of five great Video Episodes of the ‘Making of’ & moments before and during the concert can be viewed on the band’s official YouTube Channelhttp://www.youtube.com/filthysoe ).

SIGHT OF EMPTINESS supported MEGADETH on May 9 at Autodromo La Guacima in San Jose, Costa Rica. In addition, they were previously handpicked by both DARK TRANQUILLITY and AMON AMARTH to open their shows in the country. They also shared stages with such bands as LACUNA COILIN FLAMESARCH ENEMYTESTAMENTFIREWIND and SABBAT (featuring Andy Sneap, producer of the latest MEGADETH album, “Endgame”).

In other news, singer Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOEANOTHER ANIMALLIFE OF AGONY) made an special appearance with SIGHT OF EMPTINESS on July 10th at Jazz Cafe in Escazu, Costa Rica, the crowd was treated with renditions of songs in tribute to Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN & HELLDIOBLACK SABBATHRAINBOW), Peter Steele (TYPE O NEGATIVE) and Paul Gray(SLIPKNOT), with Crane taking the mic for the Dio portion of the show.

SIGHT OF EMPTINESS‘s second album, “Absolution of Humanity”, was mastered by Jens Bogren (OPETHSOILWORKBLOODBATHKATATONIASYMPHONY X, AMON AMARTH) at Fascination Street Studios. The cover artwork was created by Costa Rican artist Pablo Vargas.

Labels interested in releasing the new album or signing the band can contact SIGHT OF EMPTINESS at eduardochz@gmail.com

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September 16th, 2010
by EvilG

British death metal act IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION, who are currently working on the follow-up to their 2009 debut album, OF WINTER BORN, were recently forced to cancel much of their European tour after the band’s tour van crashed.

The band was driving through France on their way back to the UK, when the van carrying members of both IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION and labelmates AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH was involved in a crash on the motorway.  Thankfully no one was seriously injured, though members were left with broken bones, cuts and bruises.

Almost a month on from the crash, IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION bassist CHRIS BALL discusses the band’s recovery and progress on the new album:

“After nearly a month after our crash, we’re all doing well – we’re using this time to finish writing, spend time with our family and friends and get a butt-load of gaming in, haha!  My knee still can’t bend that much but it shouldn’t take long for it to get back to normal and Sam’s foot is returning to its normal self!

“In terms of recording and writing, we’ve pretty much finished writing the album and it’s sounding massive!  This one will blow ‘Of Winter Born’ out of the water, so everyone needs to hold onto their hats for it as we are sure it will not disappoint.  We should be hitting the studio soon and we are definitely aching to show everyone what we’ve done!

“We will not be playing any shows for the remainder of this year as we really want to concentrate on making our new release perfect and worth the extended wait for!  We are sure we’ll sort a home show for a come-back, if not a few around the UK!  Just keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page or Twitter for announcements.

“Keep partying hard!”

IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION’s debut album, OF WINTER BORN, is available now worldwide.  Get your copy in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_133 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_133

OF WINTER BORN is also available on iTunes at http://j.mp/a9m53F

Stay tuned for some big news from IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION:

MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/ignominiousincarceration
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/ignominiousincarceration
Twitter – http://twitter.com/official_II

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September 16th, 2010
by EvilG



In 2008 Christian Liljegren joined forces with Tommy Johansson, a 20 year old super talented vocalist and guitar hero. Both shared a big passion for melodic neoclassical metal and GOLDEN RESURRECTION was born.

The complete line up for GOLDEN RESURRECTION:
Christian Liljegren [Divinefire, Audiovision, ex Narnia] – Vocals
Tommy Johansson [ReinXeed] – Guitars, keyboards & backing vocals
Stefan Käck – Bass
Rickard Gustafsson [Pantokrator] – Drums
Olov Andersson [Audiovision] – Keyboards & Backing vocals

Now two years after GOLDEN RESURRECTION was formed the debut album “GLORY TO MY KING” is finally ready to be released. The album was produced and mixed by melodic mastermind Erik Mårtensson [W.E.T., Eclipse] and the crystal clear mastering done by Micke Lind [DIO,  Candlemass, Talisman]

GOLDEN RESURRECTION inked a deal with KING RECORDS JAPAN who releases many big metal artists like PRIMAL FEAR, PRETTY MAIDS, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, KAMELOT & LION’S SHARE and many more.

Release date: October 27, 2010 in JAPAN
Christian’s own established label LILJEGREN RECORDS former RIVEL RECORDS will release it for the rest of the world on NOVEMBER 12, 2010.

GOLDEN RESURRECTION’s first official promotion video on the opening track
“SEE MY COMMANDS”, is now available to watch below:

definitely check out GOLDEN RESURRECTION.

More information about GOLDEN RESURRECTION:


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PRO-PAIN: New North American Release Date Confirmed

September 16th, 2010
by EvilG

A new North American release date for the new full-length from PRO-PAIN has been set for September 28th, via Regain Records. The powerful new album, entitled Absolute Power, is the thirteenth studio full-length from these American crossover champions.

Absolute Power explores several sides to the tried-and-true American unit’s somewhat patented sound. While a vast chunk of the album immediately recalls standard PRO-PAIN NYC-style metal/hardcore crossover attacks, many elements at play on Absolute Power infiltrate totally new ground for the band. Recorded at Little Creek Studio in Gelterkinden, Switzerland, the record features ten thunderous anthems that bridge the gap between the hardcore club and the rock arena.
Absolute Power Track Listing:
01. Unrestrained
02. Destroy The Enemy
03. Stand My Ground [featuring Schmier from Destruction]
04. Road To Nowhere
05. AWOL
06. Hell On Earth
07. Divided We Stand
08. Gone Rogue (I Apologize)
09. Rise Of The Antichrist
10. Hate Coalition

Formed by vocalist/bassist Gary Meskil (ex-Crumbsuckers), New York-based PRO-PAIN have over the years benefited from substantial support from an ever-growing and loyal fanbase as well as metal media and radio. Today, now joined by long term guitarist Tom Klimchuck, as well as newer members Marshall Stephens on rhythm guitar and Ricky Halverson (ex-Narcotic Self, Cellador, Stephen Pearcy’s RATT) on drums, the band’s worldwide catalog sales approaches one million units.   Promos of Absolute Power are available now, as well as interviews with PRO-PAIN. In North America, contact an Earsplit rep with all promo and requests of the band…. you’ll find us in the circle pit.

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September 16th, 2010
by EvilG
DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

Nuclear Blast Records is proud to announce the various exclusive editions of DIMMU BORGIR’s new album, ABRAHADABRA, which will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and in North America on October 12th.

ABRAHADABRA WORLDWIDE iTUNES DIGITAL EDITION – Available for pre-order beginning September 28th.

Exclusive iTunes version will include a digital booklet, the official “Gateways” video, plus the following two bonus tracks:

  • “Gateways” (Orchestral Version)
  • “The Demiurge Molecule” (Orchestral Version)


This exclusive digital version will include the following bonus track:

  • “Dimmu Borgir” (Orchestral Version)



Deluxe metal Ammo Box (actually used in battle), hand-numbered and limited to 350 copies includes:

  • ABRAHADABRA North American deluxe cross digipak version with one bonus track
  • DIMMU BORGIR belt buckle
  • DIMMU BORGIR dog tags
  • Poster flag
  • Exclusive t-shirt (one size fits all)

This limited edition ammo box version can be purchased for $70.00 ONLY at the Nuclear Blast Webstore.


Exclusive North American deluxe cross digipak version will include an enhanced “Gateways” video track + the following bonus track:

  • “Dimmu Borgir” (Orchestral Version)

This deluxe digipak version is available for pre-order at the Nuclear Blast Webstore for $12.00.

A pre-order bundle (digipak + choice of male shirts or female t-shirt) is available for pre-order at the Nuclear Blast Webstore for $25.00.


Exclusive North American double gatefold black vinyl version (180 gram) will include the following bonus track:

  • “Dimmu Borgir” (Orchestral Version)

This vinyl version is available for pre-order at the Nuclear Blast Webstore for $16.00.

A pre-order bundle (vinyl + choice of male shirts or female t-shirt) is available for pre-order at the Nuclear Blast Webstore for $29.00.

Exclusive shirts from pre-order bundles can also be ordered separately for $15.00 at the Nuclear Blast Web Store.

View ALL Nuclear Blast USA pre-order bundles here.


Exclusive Hot Topic jewel case version will include an enhanced “Gateways” video track + the following three bonus tracks:

  • Deep Purple “Perfect Strangers” cover
  • GGFH “D.M.D.R” cover
  • “Dimmu Borgir” (Orchestral Version)


Receive a free exclusive poster with the in-store purchase of the album.

“Gateways,” the first video released to support the new album ABRAHADABRA by Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR, is now available for viewing at the Nuclear Blast & DIMMU BORGIR YouTube channels.

The “Gateways” single is now available for purchase on iTunes at this location and can also be streamed on the band’s MySpace page.

DIMMU’s 32-date run across North America launches on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts and ends Tuesday, December 14th in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.  Support will come from Enslaved and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes.  Advanced tickets for this tour go on sale on September 15th.

Advanced ticket links for all tour dates are available at www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR.

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

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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GOATWHORE lined up for three amazing tours after an incredible run on 2010’s Ozzfest! Band to enter the studio in early 2011!

September 16th, 2010
by EvilG

After a very successful run on this summer’s Ozzfest, New Orleans, Louisiana’s sons of American no-frills black metal meets death and roll GOATWHORE will be once again hitting the road in support of their current album CARVING OUT THE EYES OF GOD, which came out in June 2009. Starting on September 22 in Raleigh, NC at Volume 11, GOATWHORE will be joining label mates The Absence for 6 dates and will head straight into the start of The Black Dahlia Murder tour that kicks off on September 28 in Columbus OH at Skully’s. Shortly after the tour alongside fellow label mates The Black Dahlia Murder, GOATWHORE will be ending a very successful year of touring by joining Watain and Black Anvil for a tour that takes the band across the US throughout the month of November. Shortly after GOATWHORE finishes up their run with Watain and Black Anvil, the band will be entering the studio to begin recording their 5th full-length album, and 3rd for Metal Blade Records. More details on the studio and the new material will be made available over the coming months on Metal Blade’s and GOATWHORE’s sites.

“Just when one tour comes to an end another few step into place. We have, as always, put an extreme effort on touring for each release we put out. Our most current release, CARVING OUT THE EYES OF GOD, is no exception and has brought us on many great touring adventures. Just returning home from Ozzfest 2010 we find ourselves locking in the rest of the year with two excellent tours. First, alongside our good friends in The Black Dahlia Murder, then a final end of the year outing with the black art of Watain. The Ozzfest experience was a great thing to be a part of. Playing and hanging with good friends and the bonus of watching some legendary musicians that have influenced us from our earlier metal years. We are looking forward to finishing up the year and getting things rolling for the next release. Hope to see everyone on the road in the next couple of months” comments vocalist Ben Falgoust.

Drummer Zack Simmons adds; “this has been a great time touring for this record. We’ve been very fortunate to been included on a lot of good tours. It was an honor to be included on Ozzfest once again. We are very confident and determined to deliver another killer record and tour our asses off again, as we always do! Stay fuck!!! Stay thirsty, my friends! P.S. Be careful where you store your sewing needles. You never know what can happen…”


Tour w/ The Absence

09/22 Raleigh, NC Volume 11

09/23 West Springfield, VA Jaxx

09/24 Trenton, NJ Championships Bar & Grill

09/25 Middletown, NY TMT Metalfest @ Orange County Fair

09/26 Jermyn, PA Eleanor Rigby’s

09/27 Pittsburgh, PA 31st Street Pub

Tour w/ The Black Dahlia Murder and Arkaik

09/28 Columbus, OH Skully’s

09/29 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place

09/30 Brooklyn, NY Europa

10/01 Hartford, CT Webster Underground

10/02 Bucksport, ME The Kave

10/03 Quebec City , QB Imperial De Quebec

10/04 Montreal, QC Petit Campus

10/05 Ottawa, ON Ritual

10/06 Toronto , ON The Wreck Room

10/07 Lemoyne, PA Championship

10/08 Richmond, VA The Canal Club

10/09 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox Laundro Lounge

10/10 Charlotte , NC The Casbah

10/12 East St. Louis, MO Pop’s

10/13 Des Moines , IA The Vaudeville

10/14 DeKalb, IL House Café

10/15 Grand Rapids, MI Mixtape Café

10/16 Toledo, OH Headliners

Tour w/ Watain and Black Anvil

11/06 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls

11/07 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club

11/08 St. Paul, MN Station 4

11/10 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre

11/11 Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas

11/12 Portland, OR Branx (Loveland)

11/13 Seattle, WA Studio Seven

11/14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater

11/16 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk

11/17 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge

11/18 San Diego, CA Ruby Room

11/19 West Hollywood, CA The Whisky

11/20 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse

11/21 El Paso, TX Club 101

11/22 Dallas, TX The Loft

11/23 Austin, TX Emo’s

11/24 Houston, TX Numbers

11/26 Metairie, LA The Bar

11/27 Orlando, FL Back Booth

11/29 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade

11/30 Baltimore, MD Sonar

12/01 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s

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