Special pre show meet and greet VIP tickets are onsale now as well , and with this you get a preshow meet and greet , a t-shirt and a customized poster made for the show to be signed by the band and as an ADDED BONUS FOR LOS ANGELES ……….. a VIP ticket will also guarantee you a spot in the pit at the Wiltern show.
MONSTER FEST 2010 – Monster Fest is the biggest one-day annual Rock & Metal Festival to hit Merced County and it is growing every year with 1500 in attendance expected. For the First time since the Monster Fest journey began, we have added an international artist featuring legendary guitar player “George Lynch” (Dokken) and the “Lynch Mob”. Along with “George Lynch” are Damage Inc. (tribute to early Metallica), Izzy Ozborne (salute to Ozzy) plus 30 other bands on 6 stages indoor and outdoor presenting some of the best original cover, tribute, rock and metal bands this side of the Sierra’s. Plus, this year new rock genres have been added such as Punk Rock and Christian Rock. Sponsored by Merced Honda, Budweiser, Clear, Bad Boys Audio, Sfarzo Guitar Strings, Quality Inn and Garza Tire in Winton.
About George Lynch: George Lynch is a hard rock guitarist best known as a member of the band Dokken and his own band Lynch Mob. Lynch was born in Spokane, Washington and raised in the small town of Auburn, California. Great White guitarist Mark Kendall claims George started two-hand tapping before Eddie Van Halen did. George Lynch (born September 28, 1954) is a hard rock guitarist best known as a member of the band Dokken, his own bands Lynch Mob and Souls Of We.
This all age event brings great music, retail and display booths, good food and beverages for all, including those 21 and older plus some fun activities as well. It all begins Saturday October 2nd, 2010 at the Merced County Fairgrounds in Merced Ca.
Gates open at 3:00pm – Show starts at 3:30pm till 12:00am.
For more information:
Merced County Fairgrounds
900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Merced, California 95341 mercedcountyfair.com
$20 pre-sale $25 Door
Blackened death collective VALDUR, who dwell within thesmall town of Mammoth Lakes, California located high within the Sierra Mountain Range and feature current and former members of Plutocracy, Weverin and Endless Blizzard, unleashed their long-awaited full-length Raven God Amongst Us upon unsuspecting masses earlier this summer. Featuring nine tracks of sonic decay, the self-financed long player was recorded at Trench Studios and released via drummer Sxuperion’s own BloodyMountain Records.
Check out the band’s recent video for “Vicious Existence,” by following: http://tinyurl.com/3ypn622. All visuals were taken by Sxuperion within the Mammoth Lakes area (except for the tree photo at beginning, by Scot/Tarna).
In related news, the band will be performing a special release show tonight with fellow black metal horde LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH in Mammoth Lakes.
LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH/VALDUR Friday – September 24, 2010
6201 Minaret Rd # 200
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Check out the show flyer HERE.
Swedish death metal masters NOMINON will be broadcast on Texas Metal Syndicate TV tonight at 11:00 PM Central Standard Time. The show, which will feature footage from NOMINON’s recent North American tour, can be seen throughout the Houston, TX area on the following stations:
Expect nothing but brutality as one of Swedish death metal’s finest invades your living room this weekend. Tomorrow night’s show, which airs at 10:00 PM Central Standard Time, will feature BUTCHERED SAINT. Visit www.TexasMetalSyndicate.com for details.
September 20th sees the release of ‘The Embodiment Of Darkness And Light’ the debut album from Australian progressive death metal heavyweights Aeon of Horus through Harvest Moon Records.
Upon its initial release in 2009 ‘The Embodiment Of Darkness And Light’ receieved widespread critical acclaim due to its showcasing of technicality and rhythmic complexity with a sweeping dynamic, often venturing into symphonic passages and subtle melodic interludes.
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‘The Embodiment Of Darkness And Light’ is available to purchase now from: http://www.harvestmoonrecords.net/store.html
ABOUT THE BAND
Aeon of Horus is:
Andy Annand – Vocals & KeyboardBen Hocking – DrumsScott Carter – BassPeter Meere – Guitar
The four piece combines technicality and rhythmic complexity with a sweeping dynamic, often venturing into symphonic passages and subtle melodic interludes.
Aeon of Horus formed in 2006 and began playing live in early 2007. By late 2007 they had recorded and released a self-titled EP. The band continued to write and in early 2008 they began recording their first full length album, ‘The Embodiment of Darkness and Light’.
While their EP hinted at the intensity and superior musicianship of Aeon of Horus, this full length release showcases the culmination of their efforts in an epic sensory experience. Crushing riffs and technicality combine with epic and dark movements to form a unique brand of progressive metal.
The latter part of 2010 is proving to be a busy time for the band. Peter Meere, formally of melodic death metal outfit Templestowe has taken over guitar duties for the band with Scott Carter, mixer/engineer of the band’s debut album taking over bass duties from the recently departed Chris Pratt.
Drummer Ben Hocking states: “We are very happy to have Pete and Scott in the band. Both are amazing musicians and breathe new life to our sound and vision. Having been friends of Aeon of Horus since its infancy, Pete and Scott were a logical choice and have taken to the band with ease”.
Having been hard at work on new material for a forthcoming release for several months, Aeon of Horus will be hitting the road in December and January around Australia to showcase both new material written with the new members and songs of the band’s acclaimed 2009 release The Embodiment of Darkness and Light.
Check out Aeon of Horus on Myspace at: http://www.myspace.com/aeonofhorus
RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'A Photographic Memoir' Due In November
Rufus Stone Limited Editions has set a November 30 release date for the “Ronnie James Dio – A Photographic Memoir” book.
Ronnie James Dio was one of rock’s most respected and talented frontmen, renowned for his instantly recognizable vocals, lyrics and stagecraft. On May 16, 2010, Ronnie succumbed to cancer and the world of hard rock lost one of its greatest talents.
Renowned music photographer PG Brunelli traveled the world with RonniePG‘s photography and weaves a memoir of Ronnie‘s life starting onstage at Donington Monsters of Rock in 1983. Featuring unique written contributions from Bruce Dickinson (IRON MAIDEN), Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Doug Aldrich (DIO, WHITESNAKE) and many of Ronnie‘s peers, colleagues and fellow professionals, this book has been compiled with the knowledge and approval of Dio‘s wife/manager, Wendy.
Available in two limited edition versions, starting at just £40 (plus postage and handling), “Ronnie James Dio – A Photographic Memoir” is released at the end of November 2010. To secure your standard or hardkase version (£150 plus postage and handling) early ordering is essential. £10 from the sale of the standard version and £30 from the sale of the hardkase edition will be donated to the Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, in honor of Ronnie James Dio.
According to The Pulse of Radio, Bret Michaels’ health woes are not over yet. The rocker/reality star will undergo heart surgery in January to repair a hole in his heart — a condition he’s had since birth, but only recently discovered.
His rep said, “Is he 100 percent? No, but he’s in good spirits, he’s having fun on the road, he loves his fans and has always said music heals him. He said that there are times when, of course, he worries but he has great people around him and he’s very cautious.”
The hole was discovered after Michaels suffered a stroke several months ago — which came on the heels of a brain hemorrhage. He’s since made a remarkable recovery and returned to touring.
His rep added, “Maybe sometimes he gets a little tired easier and on occasion he’ll get a headache, but that’s when he knows it’s time to rest. He’ll rest up, have surgery, take some time off, hopefully take a family vacation and get back on the road touring and promoting his upcoming book.”
Extreme metal at its very best, plain and simple, is what the Atlanta based quintet DAATH delivers. The group’s highly anticipated third full-length release is going to be self-titled and is set for an Oct. 25th release. The disc is a face melting masterpiece that was co-produced by the renowned Mark Lewis (Trivium, Devildriver) and Eyal Levi (guitars). Stay tuned in the coming weeks for a big North American touring announcement.
Metal Mark from Skulls ‘N’ Bones recently spent some time in the studio with the band and compiled a video series documenting the recording process, so click on the link below now to check out the sixth installment featuring the drum tracking sessions with the renowned Kevin Talley (ex-Chimaira, Dying Fetus) destroying the kit. http://www.skullsnbones.com/video/daath-studio-report-kevin
Talley further states: “Ladies, prepare to drop your pants when you hear the drumming on this album. It’s just pure fucking pounding coming from all directions. I am better than Lars on this disc.”
A specially priced pre-order package featuring an exclusive shirt and new CD is available now at the link below for only $20, so click below to purchase now as this is a very limited offer.
The stunning new DAATH track, “Indestructible Overdose,” is also now available at the link below.
Currently the group is more determined, energized and focused than ever before and is continuing to expand upon their unique, uncompromising and dynamic sound. For those previously uninitiated, feel free to head over to www.myspace.com/daath to see what they are all about.
Rock legends KISS will be broadcasting a LIVE webcast of their final stop from the 2010 “Hottest Show on Earth” tour at the KROQ Epicenter Twenty Ten Festival on Saturday, September 25th at 8:30PM PT / 11:30PM ET. Be sure to tune in for a special performance where fans from around the world can experience this event first-hand and interact by posting comments and questions using Ustream’s Social Stream or chat. Watch and chat at http://www.ustream.tv/kiss.
The wait is finally over. The debut EP from PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION is now available through Abyss Records. The self-titled EP can be purchased at www.officialabyssrecords.com.
It’s as if the gods of metal have come down from the top of Mount Thrashlympus with a 30-pack of PBR and a fistful of whoop-ass. This particular divine visitation comes in the form a giant trash truck driven by five seasoned veterans known as PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION. Featuring members of D.R.I, DEAD HORSE and VERBAL ABUSE, PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION has come to bash in the head that doesn’t bang. All hell breaks loose this September when the band releases their debut EP on Abyss Records. For more on these “All-Scar” thrashers, visit www.myspace.com/pasadenanapalmdivision.
International music critics and rock gourmets agree: King’s X is among the most unusual acts in the history of rock music. Their technical skills are above reproach, and their creativity has impressed fans and media alike. Next to Rush, there is currently no other rock trio capable of producing such a dense and at the same time transparent sound. The much anticipated double CD/DVD set, Live Love in London, showcases prime examples of King’s X’s incredible live show of classic groove rock featuring great melodies with vocal harmonies, driving rhythms and tough guitars. The album is set for a November release through InsideOut Music and will be available as a deluxe DVD+2CD edition in a special embossed package, as well as a 2CD set. A standard DVD-only version will also be available exclusively through CMDistro.com.
The band are also extremely excited to embark on a co-headlining run with metal legends Accept, which kicks off tomorrow (Sept. 24th). Either see below or head over now to http://www.kingsxrocks.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/KingsXFanPageto view their touring itinerary. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for samples of new music from Live Love in Londonand pre-order package info.
Live Love in Londonis the first official DVD release by a band renowned for just such a transcendent rock show! The King’s X trio of Ty Tabor (guitars, vocals), Dug Pinnick (bass, vocals) and Jerry Gaskill (drums, vocals) have spanned continents and decades together, honing their craft, welcoming their fans in to experience inspired performances that come from their hearts.
Live Love in London was shot in January of 2009 at the Electric Ballroom in London, UK, because, as Tabor states, “London was the first place that accepted King’s X. It has always been my favorite place to play.” Pinnick recalls, “We were touring the US, playing for very small crowds, then we went to London; it was the Marquee and it was sold out!” Gaskill agrees, “London was the first place to make me feel like we might actually be a valid band.”
King’s X w/ Accept 9/24 Ram’s Head Live , Baltimore, MD
9/25 The Starland Ballroom , Sayreville, NJ
9/27 B B King’s, New York, NY
9/29 Showcase Live, Foxboro, MA
10/1 The Silo, Reading, PA 10/2 The Emerald Theatre, Mount Clemens, MI
10/6 Scatz, Middleton, WI
10/8 The Agora, Cleveland, OH
10/9 The Arcada , Saint Charles, IL
10/12 House of Blues, Dallas, TX
10/13 House of Blues, Houston, TX
Mesopotamian thrashing black metal pioneers MELECHESH have issued the fifth video in a series of album trailers for the bands highly anticipated new album The Epigenesis here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce1byvUiRzg.
MELECHESH have made the track “Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin” available for streaming on their Myspace page www.myspace.com/Melechesh. The track comes from the bands new album The Epigenesis.
The Epigenesis was recorded in the newly built first class Babajim Studios in Istanbul, Turkey. The album was mixed by Reuben de Lautour and mastered by Pieter Snapper. In an unprecedented move in metal, the band chose to record the album entirely in Istanbul in an attempt to capture the inspiring surroundings. Babajim Studios is run by some of the most elite sound engineers in Turkey.
The artwork (attached) to their long awaited 5th album was handled by renowned UK based occult artist John Coulthart, whom the band has previously collaborated with before.
The Epigenesis will be released on October 1st in Europe and on October 26th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
Pre-order a copy of The Epigenesis with or without an exclusive shirt design at the following location http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/Artist/Melechesh/10330.
MELECHESH will be direct support to ROTTING CHRIST on their tour next March/April 2011. Joining them will be Polish death metallers HATE, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, and LECHEROUS NOCTURNE. ROTTING CHRIST, MELECHESH, HATE, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, LECHEROUS NOCTURNE 03/09/11 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
03/10/11 Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
03/11/11 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
03/12/11 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
03/13/11 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
03/14/11 Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
03/15/11 Petite Campus – Montreal, QC – CANADA
03/16/11 Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA
03/17/11 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
03/18/11 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
03/19/11 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
03/20/11 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
03/22/11 The Republik – Calgary, AB – CANADA
03/23/11 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
03/25/11 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
03/26/11 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
03/27/11 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
03/28/11 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
03/29/11 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
03/30/11 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
03/31/11 U.B’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
04/01/11 The War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX
04/02/11 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK
04/03/11 Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
04/04/11 Emo’s – Austin, TX
04/05/11 Walter’s – Houston, TX
04/07/11 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
04/08/11 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
04/09/11 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
04/10/11 The Casbah – Charlotte, NC BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES:
MELECHESH vocalist/guitarist Ashmedi is originally from Jerusalem, was raised by a single parent and has never met his father. Neither Israeli nor Palestinian he found himself in the middle of a war he had no side in. He has witnessed the uprising, bombings, tear gas, bullets, and death of friends from both sides. He started MELECHESH as an escape and to express himself, which in turn caused him to lose favor with his family who cast him out. He later landed a record deal and relocated to Europe where he had a lot of challenges but also many significant successes. This is his life and his destiny is to create Sonic Magick!
Virginia-based melodic tech death metal masters, ARSIS, are pleased to announce their headlining tour set to take place this upcoming December! “A Tour for the Sick” is presented by MetalInjection.net and will include 8 bit metal heroes POWERGLOVE and the Sumerian Records touring juggernaut CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE. ARSIS vocalist/guitarist Jim Malone commented:
“What does a band that is notorious for canceling tours, video game induced tendinitis, and a Noah Martin look-a-like all have in common? If you have spent the better part of your existence trying to play 16th triplet arpeggios at 250 bpm you will probably be overcome with joy (or something) to hear that we (meaning ARSIS dudes), POWERGLOVE, and CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE are teaming up for a US tour this December. We are beyond stoked for our first headlining tour in support of Starve for the Devil and hope to see you at one (or more) of the tour dates. We promise to ‘turn up the hell’ on this one and make your weekend (or week night) one that is ‘rock hard’ and metalificated.” ARSIS, POWERGLOVE, CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE
12/01/10 Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
12/02/10 Evening Star Music Hall – Niagara Falls, NY
12/03/10 Pirates Cove – Cleveland, OH
12/04/10 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
12/05/10 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
12/07/10 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
12/08/10 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
12/09/10 The Venue – Boise, ID
12/10/10 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
12/11/10 Branx (Loveland) – Portland, OR
12/12/10 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
12/13/10 The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
12/14/10 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
12/15/10 Club Khaos – Amarillo, TX
12/16/10 The Marquee Theatre – Tulsa, OK
12/18/10 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
Starve For The Devilwas released in North America on February 9th anddebuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
The video clip for the ARSIS song “Forced To Rock” can be viewed on YouTube.