CYNTHESIS Album Details And Cover Art Unveiled

February 23rd, 2011
by EvilG

DeEvolution, the anticipated debut full-length from CYNTHESIS, is set for worldwide release via Sensory Records on April 19th, 2011.

A label priority for Sensory this year, the magnificent DeEvolution tells the story of an elite group of leaders from a heavily industrialized city who find, brainwash and then exploit an indigenous tribes’ shaman, believing he would be the perfect supreme leader. By propping him up as possessing all the answers to society’s ills, the elites use him in order to gain and keep more control over the masses in order to influence the masses via religion, media, consumerism and government.

Check out the brilliant cover artwork for DeEvolution created by Dennis “Damn Engine” Sibeijn (Exodus, Dragonforce, Lamb of God, Him) at this location.

DeEvolution Track Listing:

1. The Man Without Skin
2. Incision
3. Divided Day
4. Shallow World
5. Profits Of Disaster
6. The Edifice Grin
7. Twilight
8. A Song Of Unrest

CYNTHESIS reunites three original members of progressive metal heroes Zero Hour — founding twin brothers Jasun and Troy Tipton and original vocalist Erik Rosvold — for the first time on a recording since their heralded albums The Towers of Avarice [2001] and Metamorphosis [2003], both considered landmark releases in the progressive metal community. DeEvolution was recorded and produced in 2010 by Dino Alden (Marty Friedman, Tony MacAlpine, Vinnie Moore, Zero Hour), and while trademark styles of both the Tipton Brothers and Rosvold shine heavily throughout the release, over the course of eight epic anthems, it is very clear by more relaxed pace and epic story of DeEvolution that this is NOT a new Zero Hour album.

Promos of DeEvolution will be available to North and South American journalists in mere days, and interviews with the members of CYNTHESIS will begin immediately afterward! Get in touch with Earsplit PR with all press requests.

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DEVILDRIVER guitarists Are Giving Away A Signed Blackstar Series One 100 Amplifier!

February 23rd, 2011
by EvilG
DEVILDRIVER guitarists Are Giving Away A Signed Blackstar Series One 100 Amplifier

DEVILDRIVER guitarists Are Giving Away A Signed Blackstar Series One 100 Amplifier

Having launched the guitar-based web site, DEVILDRIVER guitarists Mike Spreitzer and Jeff Kendrick, are currently running a competition. By signing up for both the All Axess website and Facebook page, (one entry for each website), you will be entered in the draw to win a “Blackstar Series One 100” amplifier (valued at $1400) signed by the DevilDriver guitarists.

All Axess launches new videos each week by guitarists of various bands which teach you how to play their songs the way they were meant to be played. They include exclusive videos of DevilDriver guitarists Mike Spreitzer and Jeff Kendrick, teaching you how to play songs such as “Clouds over California”, “Hold Back the Day”, and “I Could Care Less”. Most recently they filmed Misha Mansoor and Alex Bois of Periphery giving a rundown of their guitar rig, which was filmed before their show in London.

All Axess is owned and operated by Mike Spreitzer and Jeff Kendrick of DevilDriver. The website will focus on instructional videos from professional guitarists and will have an emphasis on learning the songs that made the guitarists well known and taught by them. The page will also contain a biographical database of many of the worlds best known guitar players as well as future blogs on the science of guitar playing and a celebrity blog focusing on celebrities discussing guitars and guitar playing.

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EXTREME NOISE TERROR Frontman Phil Vane Passes Away

February 23rd, 2011
by EvilG

UK crust punk pioneers EXTREME NOISE TERROR’s vocalist Phil Vane was found dead yesterday by friends. No cause of death has yet been reported.

The band’s website has been updated with the following:

“The rumors are true – we’re sorry to announced that Phil (Vane) passed away recently. The band will make a full statement soon, but for now we need to take the time to come to terms with this terrible loss.”

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“Headbangers Ball”: Watch Last Week’s Episode (15/02) ONLINE

February 23rd, 2011
by EvilG

You can always watch all the episodes of MTV GREECE‘s “Headbangers Ball” ONLINE via MTV‘s official website:

ORIGINAL TV AIRDATE: February 15th / RE-RUN TV AIRDATE: February 20th

ORIGINAL TV AIRDATE: February 8th / RE-RUN TV AIRDATE: February 13th
*** With videos by: ACCEPT / DIMMU BORGIR / AS I LAY DYING / SERJ TANKIAN (“Metal X-Files”) / LEGION OF THE DAMNED (“Hungry For Heaven”) / SIRENIA / DEATH ANGEL / WHITESNAKE / GRIP INC / DRYED (“Greece Attacks”)
### The Greek version of “Headbangers Ball” is hosted by Orpheus Spiliotopoulos & Vanessa Christodoulou and airs on MTV GREECE every Tuesday at 11 pm and on re-run every Sunday at 1 am (early Monday).

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February 23rd, 2011
by EvilG

Formed in Sweden in 1990, UNCANNY released two demos (1991’s Transportation to the Uncanny and 1992’s Nyktalgia), a split release in 1993 with ANCIENT RITES and one full-length in 1994 titled Splenium For Nyktophobia. For the first time ever, all one and a half hours of classic-era Swedish death metal will be released together on one double-disc package by Dark Descent Records.

Like the limited run 3LP Uncanny box set released by The Crypt in 2010, this 2CD will be titled

MCMXCI – MCMXCIV and feature original artwork from Splenium For Nyktophobia as well as artwork from the demo era.

MCMXCI – MCMXCIV is currently available through Dark Descent Records. For more details or to order this double-disc package, visit this location.


Ken Englund – Drums (Centinex, Interment (Swe), Moondark, Dellamorte)

Mats Forsell – Guitar (Fulmination)

Christoffer Harborg – Bass (S.G.R.)

Fredrik Norrman – Guitar (Katatonia (Swe), October Tide, Fulmination)

Jens Törnroos – Vocals (S.G.R., Interment (Swe))

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SOURVEIN: North Carolina Doom Metal Heathens Announce U.S. Tour

February 23rd, 2011
by EvilG

North Carolina doom metal heathens, SOURVEIN, will kick off a short U.S. tour this March. Dubbed the “Disturbing The Peace Tour 2011,” the 13-date journey will begin in Baltimore, Maryland at Club Sonar on March 1 and level cities in North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee before coming full circle on March 13 at Krug’s Place in Frederick, Maryland. The band will be joined by Jucifer on select dates. Said vocalist/guitarist T-Roy Medlin of the upcoming jaunt: “Can’t wait to hit the road with Jucifer, bring the doom and unleash some new songs’!”

SOURVEIN Disturbing The Peace Tour 2011:

3/01/2011 Sonar – Baltimore, MD

3/02/2011 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

3/03/2011 Cadelonia Lounge – Athens, GA

3/04/2011 Wormhole – Savannah, GA

3/05/2011 Checkpoint Charlie’s – New Orleans, LA

Jucifer joins tour:

3/06/2011 Rouge – Fayetteville, AR

3/07/2011 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN

3/08/2011 Exit Inn – Nashville, TN

3/09/2011 JJ’s – Chattanooga, TN

3/10/2011 Soapbox Lounge – Wilmington, NC

3/11/2011 Tremont – Charlotte, NC

3/12/2011 Hideaway – Johnson City, TN

3/13/2011 Krug’s Place – Frederick, MD w/ Iron Man (no Jucifer)

SOURVEIN are readying to release their third studio full-length, titled Black Fangs, this June via Candlelight Records. Further details to be announced in the coming weeks.

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February 23rd, 2011
by EvilG

Scottish death metallers CEREBRAL BORE have finished shooting a new music video for the title-track of their debut album, MANIACAL MISCREATION.

CEREBRAL BORE filmed the video for “Maniacal Miscreation” at Upwood Military Base in Peterborough, UK.  The video was shot with director PHIL BERRIDGE, who also filmed the band’s first video for the track “The Bald Cadaver”.

View some photos from the set of the video at

MANIACAL MISCREATION is due to be released on Earache Records on April 4th in Europe and June 7th in North America.

Watch CEREBRAL BORE’s first music video, for “The Bald Cadaver”, at

CEREBRAL BORE were recently confirmed for this year’s Neurotic Deathfest, which takes place on April 29th and 30th in Tilburg, Netherlands.  The band have previously performed at the festival, as well as such other notable death metal festivals as Obscene Extreme in the Czech Republic and the Central Illinois Metalfest in the USA, and have also played in countries as diverse as Israel, Russia and more.

CEREBRAL BORE formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 2006 and is comprised of frontwoman SOM PLUIJMERS, guitarist PAUL MCGUIRE, bassist KYLE RUTHERFORD and drummer ALLAN MCDIBET.

For more CEREBRAL BORE news and info, head to

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NYC SUCKS Vol 2: Out Now! Free Metal!

February 23rd, 2011
by EvilG


OH HELL YES. Volume 2 of NYC Sucks, the completely free compilation we’ve put together to spotlight some of the best metal bands currently dominating the New York metal scene, IS FINALLY HERE. Featuring thirteen songs by as many bands, who run the gamut from death metal to stoner metal to black metal to grind to we-don’t-even-know-what-the-hell-to-call-it — this is a great sampling of all that New York’s thriving metal scene has to offer. And we’re giving it to you for the low, low cost of FREE.

You can stream, or, better yet, just download the comp at the link below. It contains high-quality 320kbps MP3s, as well as a PDF of digital liner notes with information about all the bands. Please help get the word out… send the comp to your friends, put it up on torrent sites, submit it to .rar Mediafire blogs… just spread the friggin’ music by any means necessary!

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1. Wetnurse – “Not Your Choice”
2. Tombs – “The Great Silence”
3. Moth Eater – “Aftermath”
4. Hull – “Healer”
5. The Austerity Program – “Song 6″
6. Defeatist – “Dawn of No Light”
7. Goes Cube – “Year of the Human”
8. Krallice – “Autochthon”
9. Empyreon – “Beyond Perception”
10. Abacinate – “The Bundy Curse”
11. IKILLYA – “Godsize”
12. Atakke – “Fight Makes Right”
13. The Ghost in Black and White – “Restraint Impalement”

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AZARATH – second band of BEHEMOTH’s drummer – strikes back with new album and new line-up! Touring in April!

February 23rd, 2011
by EvilG


Most merciless underground act returns with new release! Recording session of fifth album by the mighty Azarath took place in January and February in famous Hertz Studio (Vader, Behemoth, Lost Soul) where Wiesławscy Bros were responsible for production, mixing and mastering duties. Yet untitled full-length album will be released on 6th of June 2011 by Witching Hour Productions.

Recently Azarath underwent some personal changes – Necrosodom (guitar and vocals) replaced Bruno. Bass duties are now handled by P. Music was composed and arranged by Inferno and Bart, while Necrosodom wrote all the lyrics. 10 new devilish hymns were recorded for this album – as Inferno comments: “The character and atmosphere of music was changed considerably. The music is dark, ominous and spatial – in many parts refers to Black Metal and classics of the genre. Aggression and sonic massacre is not lacking at all – as this is our main frontline”. Here are the titles of several songs – “Behold The Satan’s Sword”, “Under The Will of The Lord”, “Deathstorms Raid The Earth”, “Lucifer’s Rising”.

Azarath  signed with Witching Hour, the label which will first release EP „Holy Possession” and then forthcoming full album. „Holy Possession” consisting of title track and cover of “Rebel Souls” by Damnation will be available as CD and 7”EP since 10th April. CD edition will be limited to 666 units (‘die hard’) and 7”EP will be limited to 333 copies – white vinyl with metal envelope containing also poster and badge. Iconoclastic graphics for full album and LP were designed by Boris Kaluzhny aka Hatefrost, Ukrainian artist residing in New York.

Under this link you can check the samples of upcoming annihilation:

In the middle of April, Azarath will embark on ‘Unholy Carnival Tour’ presenting new setlist with special stage effects. Here are the details:

13.04.2011 LUBLIN – GRAFFITI
14.04.2011 RZESZOW – POD PALMA
15.04.2011 KRAKOW – FABRYKA
16.04.2011 KATOWICE – ARKADA

Azarath - EP

Azarath - EP

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HATCHET signs Publishing Agreement with SALEM ROSE MUSIC PUBLISHING

February 23rd, 2011
by EvilG

Salem Rose Music Publishing has announced its publishing cooperation with HATCHET. This Bay Area, California quartet have been steadily building a compelling story for themselves the last 5 years between several DIY national tours and a 2008 debut on Metal Blade Records.  Now with a revamped lineup and a new 3-song demo the band are seeking a new label to release the album.

“We had a great spark early on with Awaiting Evil, however the pure passion and hard work ethic that it truly takes to support it was not shared by all original members. We now have a stronger, mature, and musically tight 4-piece,” explains singer/guitarist Jules Ramos.  “We are as a group and I personally excited to be working with Salem Rose Music. With Marco’s expertise and obvious great rep not only as a manager of bands like Warbringer & Bonded By Blood, his publishing roster showcases some great bands and all showing momentum in positive directions. I am confident we are in good hands and can’t wait to see what we can accomplish. A new label for our sophomore album is step one.”

Salem Rose Music began in 2007 as a management company handling the affairs of WARBRINGER, as well as establishing a Music Publishing division handling the administration of works for emerging artists including DIABOLIC, HEXEN, BLESSED CURSE (ex-Devastator), EMBRYONIC DEVOURMENT, AVENGER OF BLOOD, SEVENTH CALLING and more. Since the company, a creative venture from industry vet Marco Barbieri, which assists young bands in their ambitions, has begun managing additional artists, including ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, PATHOLOGY and BONDED BY BLOOD, as well as entertaining new avenues like promoting local shows/festivals, consulting and producing.
For more information, visit:

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February 23rd, 2011
by EvilG

MORIBUND RECORDS announces two new release dates: DODSFERD’s Spitting With Hatred The Insignificance of Life will be released on March 22nd in North America (March 21st worldwide), while HAERESIARCHS OF DIS’ In Obsecration of the Seven Darks will be released on April 19th in North America (April 18th worldwide). More info follows below!


DODSFERD – Spitting With Hatred The Insignificance of Life
Greek black ’n’ roll machine DODSFERD returns with his defiant sixth album. The scarred ‘n’ scabrous Spitting With Hatred The Insigificance of Life is quintessential DODSFERD: caustic and crammed with filthy hooks. An album of intoxicating dissonance, absolute desolation and bleak, suicidal black metal seething with a pissed-off madness that demands to be heard! From depressive dirges to hard-rocking black ‘n’ roll, from punk disgust to sweeps of mournful melody, from fear and loathing to triumph and glory – join DODSFERD and revel in The Insignificance Of Life!   More info:


HAERESIARCHS OF DIS – In Obsecration of the Seven Darks

After blazing trails with his Denuntiatis Cinis debut for MORIBUND and reaping unanimously fanatic praise from the international press, one-man maelstrom of miasmic misery HAERESIARCHS OF DIS returns with his hotly anticipated In Obsecration of the Seven Darks. Taking the previous MORIBUND album to more epic and extreme ends, mainman Cernunnos summons forth a frightening and bold vision of black metal: the complexity more entangling, the experimental touches even further out there, the violence absolutely mesmerizing. HAERESIARCHS OF DIS now enters the uppermost echelon of black metal.

More info:

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Barn Burner playing ONTARIO this weekend

February 23rd, 2011
by EvilG

BARN BURNER returns to the road after recording in Mountain City Studios for new album!
If you are in any of these cities, this show is a MUST see show, you may even hear a new song or two!

Feb. 24 Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club
Feb. 25 Hamilton, ON @ Absinthe Club
Feb. 26 London, ON @ London Music Hall

Montreal, QC natives, Barn Burner, are now done laying tracks for their follow up to Bangers, their criticially acclaimed Metal Blade Records debut. The band has been touring and working on new tunes for upwards of two years now, and are hungry to lay down the new tracks.

Vocalist/guitarist Kevin Keegan has offered up the following update: “We have been itching to get back into the studio and record what we have been working on for 2 years now. The new tunes are fiercer but still catchy enough to show to your dad. Excited to work with Adrian Popovich at Mountain City again and drink all of his shitty coffee. Basically, this new record will just give us more excuses to drink beer and play shows.”

Have no doubts Barn Burner will do just that – drink beer and play shows! Keep an eye out for more tour dates later this year.

Here’s what critics (and comedian Brian Posehn) had to say about their previous album, Bangers:

“Anyone listening to Barn Burner? I hear elements of Fu Manchu, C.O.C., Maiden and Thin Lizzy. Great hard rock with big hooks.” comedian and actor, Brian Posehn

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Tora Tora releases follow-up (to Wild America) material from 1994

February 23rd, 2011
by EvilG

Tora Tora - Revolution Day

Tora Tora - Revolution Day

FnA Records releases a not so new album from Tora Tora.  In fact, inferior copies have been floating around the internet for years to the dismay of the band.  Guitarist Keith Douglas comments: “The files found and shared on the net are a poor copy from cassette to cd that are actually too fast. This release will be the closest thing ever to the original recording. Revolution Day Is Here!”

Revolution Day is material that was being worked on by Tora Tora for the follow-up to Wild America when the band found themselves in the midst of a new genre called Grunge. Fans of the hard rock genre would be disappointed as they saw their favorite bands dropped from their labels.  What was a successful band like Tora Tora to do?

Anthony Corder recollecting the Revolution Day sessions: “The Revolution Day project was an interesting time for TORA TORA.  It was the ’93-’94 era, we were overlapping the last embers of our Wild America dates, rehearsing ideas for the new project, growing from our touring experiences, and experimenting with recording techniques.  We relocated our rehearsal space to a warehouse over by the Memphis airport, and tried to stay focused on pre-production.  We were pulling together ideas from handheld cassette recorders, scribbled napkins, & 8 track recordings we made on the bus or hotel rooms.  I think we were more comfortable with our creative spirits, more confident in our ideas and our approach to songwriting.  All of us contributed on the former projects, but everyone was struggling for the third project to keep the TORA identity, and go somewhere new at the same time.   We definitely had moments of anxiety and frustration but it was all well worth it once we locked down the tunes.  We were joined by The Memphis Horns as well as Susan Marshall and Stacy Plunk, adding back-up vocals on two tracks.  The Revolution sessions were some of our most memorable escapades, and had us back at home in Ardent, hanging with Molly’s LaCasita crew, and me personally closing down most Midtown establishments.”

So what can the fans expect on Revolution Day?  Well those fans of Tora Tora who fell in love with the bluesy feel of Walkin’ Shoes and Phantom Rider, can expect more of the same (just with an updated feel) on tracks like Mississippi Voodoo Child, Candle And The Stone, Shelter From The Rain, Me and You, and Rescue Me.  There are also your hard rockers on this album like “Living A World Away”,   “Out Of The Storm” and “Little Texas”. Revolution Day shows a huge growth over Wild America as the band became more comfortable in the studio.  On top of that, Anthony Corder’s voice is at a top-notch level.  The fans will not be disappointed.

FnA Records, LLC. formed in 2009 to bring Rockers and Metalheads some of the best unreleased and hard-to-find music from the 80’s and early 90’s.  We are also a label that allows you, the fans to bring us music that you remember from “Back In The Day”, and to have it professionally released.  FnA Records has been the home for the last 3 Tora Tora albums: “Bombs Away”, “Miss B. Havin”, and “Before & After”.  To pick up your copy, visit the website at:

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PEGAZUS: “Haunting Me” Video Released

February 23rd, 2011
by EvilG



The Australian Metallers of PEGAZUS have just released the video for “Haunting Me”. The song has been taken from the band’s upcoming album “In Metal We Trust”, which will be released on April 15, 2011 through Black Leather Records. The worldwide distribution is in hands of the German company TWILIGHT VERTRIEB.

The “Haunting Me” video can be seen below.

The video was filmed on location in Melbourne, Australia and directed by Aaron McLoughlin & Judd Hyland. Founding member and guitarist Johnny Stoj about the video shoot : ” The ‘Haunting Me’ video shoot was personally my best experience ever with making a music video. It was so awesome working with film director Aaron McLoughlin and such a professional crew. Really looking forward to getting back over to Europe to crank out some Heavy Metal tunes on our ‘In Metal We Trust Tour’ and also hitting the Festivals.”

In addition, the band has revealed an album video teaser, which can be seen here :

The new album contains 11 brand new classic Heavy Metal songs with original singer Justin Fleming back on vocals ! As a tribute to the great guitarists of the 80’s, Pegazus has invited Ross The Boss ( Founding member Manowar, Ross The Boss, The Dictators a.o. ), Jeff Watson ( ex-Night Ranger / Mothers Army ) and David Shankle ( formerly of Manowar, DSG ) to contribute a solo for the song “Old Skool Metal Dayz”.

Vocalist Justin Fleming about his return to the band : ” When I got the call from the band, I was of course shocked about Rob’s departure, but felt honoured to be asked to come back into the band. Since then it’s been a blast. We have played a lot of great shows, including the Skid Row tour and then the recording of In Metal We Trust. I think the album will shock a lot of people with the strength and power of the songs. We put all our heart into this album, there are no filler songs and from start to finish In Metal We Trust kicks serious ass! The upcoming tour is going to be awesome, we really cant wait to hit the road to meet and bring the Pegazus live show to our fans all around the world. Its been far too long since the band has been over to Europe and I’m pumped to get on stage and put on a show the Pegazus Warriors will never forget.”

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THE HAUNTED – New Song Posted from “THE UNSEEN”

February 22nd, 2011
by EvilG
THE HAUNTED - "Unseen"

THE HAUNTED - "Unseen"

“Disappear”, a brand new song from Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED, was premiered on last night’s (February 21) edition of BBC Radio 1’s “Rock Show With Daniel P Carter”. “Disappear” can be heard in the YouTube clip below.

“Disappear” comes off THE HAUNTED’s seventh studio album, “Unseen”, which will be released in late March via Century Media Records. The CD was once again recorded with longtime producer Tue Madsen (MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GOREFEST, SICK OF IT ALL) at his Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark.

Regarding the “Unseen” cover artwork, which can be seen below, THE HAUNTED said, “The artwork design was made by our friend Frode, who also did the art for [2004’s] ‘rEVOLVEr’. We really like his design aesthetic, and he seems to come up with something unique every single time.”

“Unseen” track listing:

01. Never Better

02. No Ghost

03. Catch 22

04. Disappear

05. Motionless

06. Unseen

07. The Skull

08. Ocean Park

09. The City

10. Them

11. All Ends Well

12. Done

THE HAUNTED recently signed a new worldwide deal with Century Media Records for the release of the group’s next CD.

THE HAUNTED’s last three albums — “rEVOLVEr”, “The Dead Eye” and “Versus” — were all issued through the German label.

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