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Stern Pinball, the only makers of real pinball games on the planet, has teamed up with Nuclear Blast USA to sponsor a worldwide contest for ONE LUCKY METAL FAN to win all of the new CDs & DVDs released in 2010 by Nuclear Blast USA.
Nuclear Blast USA’s 2010 catalog consists of:
- ACCEPT – Blood Of The Nations Digi-Pak CD
- AMORPHIS – Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes 2-CD/2-DVD
- AMORPHIS – Magic And Mayhem (Tales From The Early Years) CD
- ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY – The Reign Of Darkness CD
- ARSIS – Starve For The Devil CD
- AVANTASIA – The Wicked Symphony CD
- BLIND GUARDIAN – At The Edge Of Time Deluxe Edition 2-CD
- CANDLEMASS – Ashes To Ashes Live CD/DVD
- CATHEDRAL – The Guessing Game CD
- CRADLE OF FILTH – Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa Deluxe Digi-Pak CD
- DEATH ANGEL – Relentless Retribution CD
- DECREPIT BIRTH – Polarity CD
- DIMMU BORGIR – ABRAHADABRA Digi-Pak CD
- ELUVEITIE – Everything Remains As It Never Was CD
- ENSLAVED – Axioma Ethica Odini Digi-Pak CD
- EXODUS – Exhibit B: The Human Condition CD
- EXODUS – Shovel Headed Tour Machine: Live At Wacken And Other Assorted Atrocities DVD/Live CD
- FORBIDDEN – Omega Wave CD
- IMMOLATION – Majesty And Decay CD
- IMMORTAL – The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh: Live At Wacken DVD
- KATALYSM – Heaven’s Venom CD
- KEEP OF KALESSIN – Reptilian CD
- MALEVOLENT CREATION – Invidious Dominion CD
- MELECHESH – Epigenesis CD
- MESHUGGAH – Alive DVD/Live CD
- MNEMIC – Sons Of The System CD
- PAIN – Cynic Paradise CD
- REVAMP – ReVamp CD
- RHAPSODY OF FIRE – The Frozen Tears Of Angels CD
- SABATON – Coat Of Arms CD
- SOILWORK – The Panic Broadcast CD
- TAROT – The Gravity Of Light CD
- THE CRINN – Dreaming Saturn CD
- THERION – Sitra Ahra CD
- UNLEASHED – As Yggdrasil Trembles CD
All interested metal fans can enter here. This contest ends November 15th. Duplicate entries will be disqualified.
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Today Stereogum premieres “The Grand Inquisitor II – Roots & Locusts,” the fifth track from Anthropocentric, the upcoming full-length from German progressive/atmospheric metal enigmas THE OCEAN. Set for a North American release on November 9 via Metal Blade Records, Anthropocentric serves as part two of the concept explored on the band’s well-received Heliocentric long player, released this past spring.
The concept at the base of both offerings is a critique of Christianity from varying philosophical and personal perspectives. Both records were recorded in the mountainous isolation of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the highest elevated city in Europe, and recorded and mixed by their house sound engineer Julien Fehlmann.
To check out “The Grand Inquisitor II – Roots & Locusts,” point your browser HERE. In addition, the LANDING PAGE for Anthropocentric is now live as well, offering fans in the US, UK, Canada, and Europe a chance to pre-order the album. “She Was The Universe,” the third track off Anthropocentric, is streaming now. Metal Blade Records will continue to update the LANDING PAGE leading up to and throughout the release of Anthropocentric with news, tours, dates, video footage, and more so be sure to check back frequently.
More on Anthropocentric:
Despite the fact that Darwin inaugurated a paradigm shift in modern natural science, his thoughts were not the last nail in Christianity’s coffin. There are still people who believe that the teachings in Genesis are to be taken verbatim. These people are at the crosslines of Anthropocentric. The album challenges the views of creationists and other modern fundamentalists who still believe that the earth is at the center of the universe and no more than 5,000 years old. Where Heliocentric covered a large range of dynamics and styles from calm, soulful songs based on piano and vocals to moments of eclectic heaviness, Anthropocentric is more straight forward, technical and soul-searingly heavy, whilst still tapping into the band’s signature range of dynamics.
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Cradle of Filth - 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa'
A new video blog from Cradle Of Filth is now streaming on the mini-site for the band’s forthcoming album, Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, at www.peaceville.com/cradleoffilth.
In the new video Dani and the rest of the band discuss how they work, their history, their plans for the future and some of the controversy that has followed them through their career.
In addition to this video the mini-site features also info about the album, a gallery featuring new band pics and elements from the album artwork, a link to download a MP3 of the track Lilith Immaculate, downloads and more. The site is being updated on a weekly basis with new video blogs, fan competitions, promo videos, new downloads and more.
A preview of Deceiving Eyes, a new track from the album, is also streaming on the mini-site. The track is also playing on the band’s iPhone app. A different track from the album is added to the site every Wednesday in the lead up to release on November 1st (November 9th in USA).
Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, released on the band’s own AbraCadaver imprint through Peaceville Records and through Nuclear Blast in the USA, is the band’s ninth studio album and has been described by Rocksound as displaying:
“a masterful control over the multi-faceted Cradle Of Filth sound; brutal vocal gymnastics, skull-rattling double-kicks, symphonic flourishes, dramatic narrative and balls-out axe-slinging all make their presence known, but in a manner which routinely serves to bolster the coherency of the greater whole…this fucking slays.” (9/10)
Details of the special fan’s edition are also now online. The limited boxset is available exclusively from the Peaceville site. Dani has already stated, this is will be, ‘the best Cradle Of Filth release that we have ever created, the ultimate version of our ultimate album. For you, our loyal mortal appreciators.’
The fans’ edition comes packaged in a deluxe hard box containing:
- 2CDs – the album plus a disc of bonus tracks and demos (including Adest Rosa Secreta Eros, an exclusive track that will not be available on any other edition of the album)
- DVD – the promo video for Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned) plus a documentary on the making of the video
- A LP sized 64 page hard-back book. The book features hi-quality artwork and photos and a short story based around the album written by Dani. A sneak preview of some of the pages from the book, which will also house the 2CDs and DVD included in the set, is now on the band’s mini-site.
- · An exclusive t-shirt available only in this box
- · A stunning limited edition lenticular 3D image of the album cover art , ready for framing
- · Five 8” x 6”photographic prints of members of the band.
- · An official certificate of authenticity from the band
The set costs £49.95 (+ P&P).
The vinyl and 2CD special editions of the album are also now available to pre-order. The 2CD edition of the album features 4 bonus tracks and comes packaged in a 20 page digibook and costs £11.99.
The double, heavyweight (180gsm), coloured (1 disc on blue and 1 disc on red) vinyl edition is limited to 2000 numbered copies and comes packaged a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves. The vinyl edition also comes with a dropcard with a unique code to download digital version the album. The vinyl edition costs £17.99
An album t-shirt is also available for £14.99.
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Los Angeles traditional heavy metal band WHITE WIZZARD have released a cover of DIO’s legendary anthem, WE ROCK.
The track is featured as the ‘Track Of The Day’ on the website of Classic Rock magazine and is available to download for free. Get the track now at http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/track-of-the-day-white-wizzard
WHITE WIZZARD’s cover of WE ROCK is also due to be included as the second track on the band’s new single, SHOOTING STAR – a brand new, original track which was written as a tribute to RONNIE JAMES DIO. The two tracks are the first to be recorded with new WHITE WIZZARD vocalist PETER ELLIS.
Listen to SHOOTING STAR online now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjJAEz__Ol4
The SHOOTING STAR single, along with WE ROCK, is due to be released on iTunes on October 18th and will also be available on limited edition 7″ vinyl exclusively on WHITE WIZZARD’s upcoming UK headlining tour. All profits will go to the Children Of The Night charity.
Catch WHITE WIZZARD live in the UK and get your hands on one of the limited edition SHOOTING STAR 7″ vinyls at the following shows:
05 November 2010 – Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms
06 November 2010 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy 2
07 November 2010 – Belfast, UK – Auntie Annie’s Porterhouse
08 November 2010 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
10 November 2010 – Sheffield, UK – The Corporation
11 November 2010 – Manchester, UK – Satan’s Hollow
13 November 2010 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
14 November 2010 – London, UK – The Underworld
Get tickets for the shows from SeeTickets at http://bit.ly/cxBd35
View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/ww_ott_uktour2010.jpg
WHITE WIZZARD’s debut full-length album, OVER THE TOP, is out now worldwide on CD and vinyl LP. Get the album in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_737 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_706
For more WHITE WIZZARD news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/whitewizzard
Tags: Ronnie James Dio, White Wizzard
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ANNIHILATOR: FREE BOOKSHELF BOX AVAILABLE
Following the recent release of the new, self-titled album from Canadian melodic thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR, Earache Records launched the ‘Total Annihilation’ campaign, reissuing six albums from the band’s illustrious back-catalogue in Europe.
The first four releases in the Total Annihilation campaign – CARNIVAL DIABLOS, CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW, WAKING THE FURY and KING OF THE KILL – are available now, with REFRESH THE DEMON and REMAINS due to be released soon.
To thank fans for purchasing these great metal milestones, Earache Records is offering a free, sturdy bookshelf box to fans as a way of neatly and proudly displaying the six reissued albums. The free bookshelf box features stunning ANNIHILATOR artwork and includes a personal message to the fans from ANNIHILATOR mastermind and guitarist JEFF WATERS.
To get your free ANNIHILATOR bookshelf box, simply e-mail your full name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Annihilator box”.
This offer is only available to European fans; CDs not included.
View a picture of the bookshelf box at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/annihilator_bookshelf_box.jpg
Get your hands on CARNIVAL DIABLOS, CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW, WAKING THE FURY and KING OF THE KILL now in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_749
REFRESH THE DEMON is due to be released on October 25th, with REMAINS due on November 8th.
To celebrate these deluxe reissues, Earache is also offering all fans a completely free ANNIHILATOR compilation album, called TOTAL ANNIHILATION. Download your copy now for free at http://www.earache.com/totalannihilation
Don’t miss ANNIHILATOR live on their European headlining tour at the following remaining shows:
Oct. 12 – Cologne, GER – Stollwerk
Oct. 14 – Berlin, GER – C-Club
Oct. 15 – Hamburg, GER – Knust
Oct. 16 – Copenhagen, DEN – The Rock
Oct. 18 – Oslo, NOR – John Dee
Oct. 19 – Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
Oct. 20 – Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
Oct. 22 – Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
Oct. 23 – Tallinn, EST – Tapper Club
Oct. 24 – Vilnius, LIT – New York
Oct. 26 – Warsaw, POL – Progresja
Oct. 27 – Krakow, POL – Loch Ness
Oct. 28 – Prague, CZR – Retro Music Hall
Oct. 30 – Wörgl, AUT – Komma
Nov. 01 – Pratteln, SWI – Z7
Nov. 02 – Nuremberg, GER – Hirsch
Nov. 03 – Milan, ITA – Live Club
Nov. 05 – Barcelona, SPA – Mephisto
Nov. 06 – Madrid, SPA – Sala Live
Nov. 07 – Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzoki
Nov. 10 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Nov. 11 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Nov. 13 – Newcastle, UK – Legends
Nov. 14 – Glasgow, UK – Garage
Nov. 15 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Nov. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Nov. 18 – Bristol, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 20 – London, UK – Islington Academy
Nov. 24 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Principal Club Theatre
Nov. 25 – Athens, Greece – Gagarin 205 Club
View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/ann_euro_tour.jpg
Get tickets to see ANNIHILATOR from TicketMaster at http://j.mp/agadFc
For more ANNIHILATOR news and info, head to http://www.annihilatormetal.com
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(New York, NY) — In addition to the few dates announced last week, CROWBAR will be hitting the road hard this winter along side BLACK TUSK. Dates will span most of the eastern seaboard through the middle of December. All tour dates are below. Tickets will go on sale this week.
Oct. 18 Austin, TX – Emo’s
Oct. 19 Houston, TX – Numbers
Oct. 21 Lafayette, LA – Sadie’s Downtown
Oct. 22 Shreveport, LA – Riverside Warehouse
Oct. 30 Gulfport MS – The Door
Oct. 31 New Orleans, LA – House Of Shock
w/ BLACK TUSK
Nov 27 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
Nov 28 Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
Nov 29 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Nov 30 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
Dec 1 Charleston, SC @ Jimbo’s Rock Lounge
Dec 2 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Dec 3 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Dec 4 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar & Grill
Dec 5 New York, NY @ Santo’s Party House
Dec 6 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary Coast
Dec 7 Providence, RI @ Club Hell
Dec 8 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
Dec 9 Niagara Falls, NY @ Evening Star Music Hall
Dec 10 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room
Dec 11 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
Dec 12 St Louis, MO @ Fubar
Dec 13 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
Dec 14 Little Rock @ The Village
Dec 15 Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
Dec 16 Dallas @ Trees
Newly signed to eOne Music, sludge metal legends CROWBAR recently re-released three influential records, CROWBAR, LIVE +1 and TIME HEALS NOTHING on October 5th, 2010. These three records are the band’s core titles and have influenced many of today’s major metal acts including LAMB OF GOD and HATEBREED. With each title originally being released in the early nineties, this will be the first time all three records will be widely available in stores and online. A new CROWBAR record is planned for early 2011.
Kirk Windstein formed CROWBAR in 1991. Since that time, the band’s sound has profoundly influenced a new generation of metal acts the world over. Weinstein is also a key member of KINGDOM OF SORROW (with HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta) and DOWN.
Visit http://www.crowbarmusic.com/ for more information.
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DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra
In honor of its North American release date, ShockHound.com is offering ABRAHADABRA, the new album by Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR, for purchase in MP3 format for $6.99 at this location.
View Shockhound.com’s Taco Tuesday video review of ABRAHADABRA here.
DIMMU BORGIR’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 pre-sale tickets & VIP packages for this tour are now on sale via ArtistArena.com (User Name: dimmuborgir; Password: tickets). Ticketing widget is available here (same log-in).
The video for the track “Gateways” can be viewed on the Nuclear Blast Europe & DIMMU BORGIR YouTube channels.
The “Gateways” single is available for purchase on iTunes at this location. Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here.
Watch a new video interview by FaceCulture.com with DIMMU guitarist/songwriter Silenoz here (Part 1), here (Part 2), and here (Part 3).
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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Paragon Records is proud to announce the reissue of The Flames Of Eternity’s Decline and Cold from Ukrainian black metal legion KHORS. The now classic first two full-lengths — originally released in 2005 and 2006 respectively — will come as a two-CD set with a new layout, nine bonus tracks and a rare early video from the band. Though KHORS have long progressed musically, these early recordings still brim with the unique atmosphere of Pagan black metal that the band was built upon. The Flames Of Eternity’s Decline/Cold will be released via Paragon Records on October 19, 2010. Check out the cover art HERE.
KHORS was formed by former Astrofaes bassist, Khorus, in August 2004, with an aim to create gloomy, atmospheric black metal. Sometime later, guitarist/vocalist Helg (Runes Of Dianceht) and drummer Khaoth (Tessaract, ex-Astrofaes, ex-Hate Forest) joined the fold. The band was later rounded out by guitarist Warth.
In related news, KHORS will unleash a new full-length, Return To Abandoned, to the masses later this year. Details to be revealed in the coming weeks.
The Flame Of Eternity’s Decline Track Listing
01. Wounds Of The Past
02. Eyes Of Eternal Loneliness
03. Throne Of Antiquity
04. Trees are remembers
06. Moan Of The Grief
07. Spirit Of Fury
08. Flame Of Eternity
09. Wounds Of The Past (wood mix)
10. Spirit Of Fury (moon mix)
11. Moan Of The Grief (live)
12. Trees Are Remembers (demo)
13. Eyes Of Eternal Loneliness (demo)
14. Throne Of Antiquity (demo)
15. Flame Of Eternity (demo)
Cold Track Listing:
05. Conscious Burning
07. In The Depths Of Black Hills
08. The Abyss
09. Cold (art-rock version)
10. Ashes (live)
11. Garnet (video)
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In part three of his ongoing Deciblog adventures, WOE frontman Chris Grigg talks about his latest gear purchases, the anticipation of the band’s upcoming full-length, the importance of band rehearsal and the woes (pun absolutely intended) of being way too busy. To read through Grigg’s latest installment, visit: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/diary/a-day-in-the-life-of-chris-grigg-woe-part-drei/
WOE‘s Quietly, Undramatically full-length was released in North America on October 12. Recorded at Gradwell House in Haddon Heights, New Jersey with additional tracking completed at Grigg’s BS1 in Philadelphia. The album is the first to feature a full band ensemble comprised of members from Absu, Woods Of Ypres, The Green Evening Requiem, Infernal Stronghold and Rumpelstiltskin Grinder. Check out the Candlelight ecard here: http://www.candlelightrecords.co.uk/digital/ecard/woe_ecard/woe_ecard.html
WOE will celebrate the release with a free performance, along with labelmates KRIEG, at Philadelphia’s Kung Fu Necktie (1248 North Front Street) on October 28. Both bands will also hit Rhode Island and New York City that weekend [confirmed dates below].
10/28/2010 King Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA FREE SHOW w/ KRIEG, Infernal Stronghold
10/29/2010 Machines With Magnets – Pawtucket, RI w/ KRIEG, Sewer Goddess, Dead Times
10/30/2010 The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY w/ KRIEG
For additional live performances visit the band’s recently redesigned site at: http://quietly.WOEunholy.com
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GOD DETHRONED launch landing page and release first song off new album ‘Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’!
Mighty Dutch Death Metallers GOD DETHRONED have launched a landing page for their upcoming new album 0’Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’!
Make sure to surf over to http://www.metalblade.com/goddethroned/ to stream the title track off the new album and to find out about the various pre-order deals!
Comments singer/guitarist Henri Sattler on the title track: “The 1905 Schlieffen Plan made by the Prussian Count von Schlieffen after England signed the previous Entente Cordiale in 1904 with France. The plan was based on a battle between Hannibal and the Roman army in 216 B.C. that was later modified and eventually failed when put into practice. It remains uncertain if the changes to the Schlieffen Plan or the plan itself was the reason for not being successful.”
The bands 9th album was recorded at the Soundlodge Studios in Leer, Germany.
Comments singer/guitarist Henri Sattler: “Musically the new album turned out to be one of the most extreme records we ever did. Nevertheless with the very recognizable God Dethroned hooks present in all the songs.Producer Joerg Uken outdid himself this time, because our new album is in my opinion the best produced album we ever had. Extremely raw, heavy, but crystal clear and super dynamic at the same time.”
Track listing ‘Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’!
1. The Declaration of War
2. Storm of Steel
3. Fire Storm
4. The Killing is Faceless
5. Under the Sign of the Iron Cross
6. Chaos Reigns at Dawn
7. Through Byzantine Hemispheres
8. The Red Baron
9. On Fields of Death & Desolation
GOD DETHRONED is:
Henri “T.S.K.” Sattler – vocals & lead guitars
Henk “Henke” Zinger – bass
Michiel “Mike” vd Plicht – drums
Danny Tunker – guitars
‘Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’ will be released the 19th/22nd of November 2010 via Metal Blade Records in Europe and the 23rd of November in North America!
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Like a freight train of brutality and sheer brute force busting out at the seams comes the highly anticipated new AFTER THE BURIAL album, In Dreams, which is set for a Nov. 23rd release. This offering is quickly going to raise the bar for all others within the metal genre as this group effectively unleashes a barrage of jaw-dropping dual guitar dynamics that is backed by a captivating energy and groove resulting in an overall unrelenting output of punishment. This Minnesota quintet is hell-bent on forging their own unique path within the extreme metal genre and In Dreams proves that they are well on their way to that very goal.
AFTER THE BURIAL will spend this winter touring relentlessly across North America on the “December Decimation” tour. This group has something for everyone and could be best described as a Meshuggah and Unearth hybrid that pleases the tech nuts while providing an entertaining stage show that is sure to always get the metalcore kids into a violent frenzy. Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/aftertheburial now to view their entire touring itinerary.
You can access the striking new album’s cover art now at the link below.
AFTER THE BURIAL further comment: “It’s been a long time coming, but we’re excited to announce that our new record In Dreams will be hitting shelves on November 23rd! We’ve spent the last year putting all of our hard work into this album, and we can assure you that the intricate dynamics of In Dreams will satisfy your appetite for the crushing guitars, driving drums and powerful vocals you’ve come to expect from us. Also, be sure to come catch us on the road this November as we hit the road with Winds Of Plague, Carnifex, War Of Ages, and Upon A Burning Body. It’s going to be a rager.”
AFTER THE BURIAL is an 8 string brutal guitar assault and their sophomore album, Rareform, hinted at their true potential, but In Dreams brings all of their combined talents to fruition. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as MetalSucks.net will exclusively debut a brand new track online. Also, don’t forget to check out all of the band’s pre-production videos on their MySpace page now.
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Japan’s premier Extreme Metallers, METAL SAFARI, who recently released theirlong-awaited second album “Prisoner” in Japan via SPIRITUAL BEAST, have posted their new video for the song “How to die.” from that album.
On another news, the drummer YAZU has recently inked an endorsement deal with MAPEX Drums. Known for the high quality sound and used by many renowned drummers from around the world, including Chris Adler (Lamb of God), Aquiles Priester (ex-Angra, Hangar), Gregg Bissonette, John Boecklin (DevilDriver) Moe Carlson (Protest The Hero) and Dani (ChthoniC) among others, the MAPEX drum kit will definitely bring the METAL SAFARI groove to the next level.
For more info, visit http://www.mapexjapan.com/
(the news of signing with YAZU should be posted shortly)
In the meantime, the guitar player HIRO has also received his own page (where you can listen to one song from their new album) on the KRANK Amps’ website, whom he’s endorsed with. He isn’t actually “nobody”in the guitar players’ world, as he has played the role of demonstrators at various music trade shows including the NAMM Show in the US and the Music Fair in Japan.
The band is currently shopping for labels to release the album in Europe and in North America.
About METAL SAFARI:
Centered around award-winning future guitar heror HIRO (endorsed user of KRANK Amps and Caparison Guitars), emotional screaming beast INA, and young powerhouse drummer YAZU (endorsed user of Mapex Drums and Firce Cymbals), along with their big friend JUN on bass (also endorsed user of Caparison Guitars), they were “proud to be independent”, releasing demo recordings on the internet, shooting music videos on their own, and handing more than 20,000 demo CDs to the fans of national/international metal acts, all without any support from labels.
With the release of the debut album “Return To My Blood” in May 2006, METAL SAFARI gained more and more public attentions, resulting in an appearance at the biggest Rock Festival in Taiwan, “FORMOZ FESTIVAL 2006”. The momentum continued, and METAL SAFARI went out on a 6-date headlining Asian tour in 2007, playing in Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China, where they headlined “MODERN SKY FESTIVAL 2007”. The popular demands also brought them to Europe, where they participated in 12-date tour throughout Poland alongside of such
acts as VIRGIN SNATCH, THY DISEASE, and MAHAVATAR. METAL SAFARI earned their place in the history of Japanese metal as the first-ever extreme metal band played in the mainland China, and also as the first metal band ever toured in Poland (after visual-kei rockers DIR EN GREY). These are ALL done independently, without any support from labels.
Domestically, METAL SAFARI participated twice in “Ju-Ongaku-Sai” (Heavy Music Fest), the biggest festival of Japanese metal/hardcore bands, first as one of the main stage acts and then as the headliner. METAL SAFARI also supported THY WILL BE DONE and CALIBAN on their Japan tours, and shared the stage with from LOUDNESS to EDGE OF SPIRIT, or to SUNS OWL and BLOOD STAIN CHILD. Not only did these activities put them at #7 of domestic independent bands of all genres, #1 of Metal bands, #1 of Hardcore bands, and #1 of Thrash bands in “Top Artist Chart” on MySpace.com, but METAL SAFARI has become the most-awaited Japanese band to play at “LOUD PARK”, the biggest metal festival in Japan.
For more information, please visit:
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GRAVE DIGGER "The Clans Will Rise Again"
It happened once again.
The new GRAVE DIGGER album entered the official German Media Control Charts at #28 and the Top 100 in Switzerland at #86.
Behind “Excalibur” (1999 – #21) this is the second highest entry in band history at a time, where the christmas business is already on the run and selling heavyweights pushing down the rates.
More countries will be analyzed soon.
Thanks for your support and see you on our tour in 2011″
Chris, Axel, Jens, HP and Stefan
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Watch GWAR’s Epic Halloween Night performance LIVE from the Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NEW ALBUM “BLOODY PIT OF HORROR” IN STORES NOVEMBER 9th ON METAL BLADE RECORDS
Every year on Halloween, GWAR takes to the stage to put on a spectacle that only certain fans in certain cities have gotten to witness. But this year, GWAR is giving human scum across the globe the chance to watch their Halloween show streaming live from The Rave/Eagle’s Club in Milwaukee. The event will be a Pay Per View extravaganza and is scheduled to kick of at 11:00 PM Eastern Halloween night. Make sure to head over to GWARLive.com to sign up for the Pay Per View event of a lifetime today! Tickets for this exclusive stream are $2.99 if you order before October 15, $3.99 if you order between October 16-30 and $4.99 the day of the broadcast.
TheRave.com, is the online entertainment source for The Rave / Eagles Club, well known as one of America’s most haunted live entertainment complexes.
TheRave.com most recently streamed live concerts from Shinedown, Underoath, Benny Benassi, DevilDriver, Epica, Vader and others. These webcasts have been seen by over 100,000 people in over one hundred countries.
TO ACCESS LIVE CONCERT STREAM VISIT:
Contacted at a recent midget-juggling festival, held at an undisclosed (and completely fictitious) location, GWAR lead singer Oderus Urungus screamed what sounded like “Bllllaaauuggh”, before launching himself into a nearby Jagermeister display. Later, when fully conscious, the warty one sounded off about the Internet, inter-species dating, and golf, all in complete gibberish.
When he finally gave us a workable quote, it sounded something like this –
“People don’t understand how much money we are contractually obligated to waste every day. That money has got to come from somewhere so we grind it out of our fans. Now if you are telling me that there is a way to do that without ever having to leave the city of Milwaukee? This Interwebnet fascinates me no end!”
In other GWAR news, the band has announced that they will be performing for the first time on network television on October 28th, when they take to the stage on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”. The shows airs 12:35 Eastern and the band will be tearing through their new single “Zombies, March!”
This past weekend syndicated radio show “Chaos With Full Metal Jackie” premiered the track “Gathering of Ghouls” from GWAR’s upcoming new album. For more information check out
Bloody-Disgusting.com premiered the first single from “Bloody Pit of Horror” “Zombies March!” Check it out at: http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/music/1043
GWAR’s latest masterpiece “Bloody Pit of Horror” will be in stores on November 9th, but you can pre-order your copy today from the official GWAR page on the Metal Blade Records website at: http://www.metalblade.com/gwar. The landing page includes all current tour dates, GWAR footage from BOTH Gwar.tv and MetalBlade.tv, and pre-orders for “Bloody Pit of Horror” on CD, a GWAR t-shirt, or the ultimate “Bloody Pit” package that includes the CD, the GWAR t-shirt, and a 12×12 autographed cover print!
Catch GWAR on the “Bloody Tour Of Horror”, with The Casualties, Infernaeon and Mobile Deathcamp:
10/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
10/13 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/15 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
10/16 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Rock N Shock Festival*
10/17 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Telus
10/19 – Moncton, NB @ Club Oxygen
10/20 – Halifax, NS @ The New Palace
10/22 – Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Imperial
10/23 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/24 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
10/26 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/27 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
10/30 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
10/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/02 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/03 – Little Rock, AR @ The Village
11/04 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/05 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/06 – Austin, TX @ Waterloo Park*
11/08 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
11/09 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
11/10 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
11/11 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater
11/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/13 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
11/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
11/15 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/17 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
11/18 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
11/19 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
11/20 – Bend, OR @ Midtown Music Hall
11/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
11/22 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House Concert Hall
11/24 – Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
11/26 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/27 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/28 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
12/01 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
12/02 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
12/03 – Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
12/04 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
12/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
*Denotes Festival Date
NO SLEEP TIL… FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND FOR MORE INFO ON THE FESTIVAL VISIT: HTTP://WWW.NOSLEEPTIL.COM.AU/
12/10 – Auckland, New Zealand @ ASB Showgrounds
12/12 – Perth, Australia @ Arena Joondalup
12/15 – Adelaide, Australia @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
12/17 – Melbourne, Australia @ Melbourne Showgrounds
12/18 – Sydney, Australia @ The Entertainment Quarter Moore Park
12/19 – Brisbane, New Zealand @ RNA Showgrounds
CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB
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Certain Hardcore Elements: Ion Dissonance Do It Their Way
Interview by Shawn Jam Hill
The metal world can be an overcrowded miasma of no-hit wonder grinders shamelessly thrashing out the same breakdowns and attitude to an audience of audio sheep content with recycled riffology.
Thank Lucifer for Montreal’s Ion Dissonance, an incendiary band for whom jaw-dropping technicality and inhuman brutality coalesce into sheer auditory chaos leaving the listener no choice but to be floored. Their latest slab, Cursed (Century Media), is a whirling dervish of neck-snapping metal as on the blistering “After Everything That’s Happened, What Did You Expect?” (a succinctly pissed-off break-up song if there ever was one) and funerary dirge on the cheekily titled “We Like To Call This One…Fuck Off!” ,a snarling pounder that showcases vocal tiger Kevin McCaughey’s well-honed war cry. Throw in the technical pummeling drummer Jean-Francois Richard metes out to his kit and the twin guitar assault of Antoine Lussier and Sebastien Chaput’s swirling, scratchy style and you’ve got a band that truly stands apart from the horde.
Metal-Rules.com recently caught up with the affable vokiller shortly before the band departed for Europe for a string of shows via phoner to talk about the making of Cursed, plans for the future and why writing mind-numbingly acerbic and angry lyrics at work can really get the job done.
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