Watch GWAR’s Epic Halloween Night performance LIVE from the Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

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:

http://Gwarlive.com

http://Webcast.TheRave.com

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

http://www.gwar.net

http://www.gwar.tv

http://www.gwarbq.com

http://www.youtube.com/gwar

http://www.metalblade.tv

http://www.facebook.com/gwar http://www.myspace.com/gwarofficial

TWITTER FEEDS:

ODERUS: http://twitter.com/therealoderus

BALSAC: http://twitter.com/BalSacJoD

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Ion Dissonance

October 13th, 2010
by EvilG

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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ENFORCER CONFIRMS EUROPEAN TOUR WITH AIRBOURNE

October 12th, 2010
by EvilG

Swedish heavy metal sensations ENFORCER have confirmed a European tour supporting Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE.

ENFORCER are set to kick off the tour on November 6th in Bochum, Germany, and will be on the road until mid-December.

ENFORCER frontman OLOF WIKSTRAND comments:

“Finally we’re hitting the road properly after the summer’s festival season.  Going to be great to get out there to meet up with all our fans and friends from before, as well as new, to play some old and new material.  Opening for Airbourne is also a good opportunity for us to spread our message in a broader way.  Get ready for Diamonds on the road!”

Catch ENFORCER live in Europe with AIRBOURNE at the following shows:

06 Nov – Bochum, Germany – Ruhcongress
07 Nov – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega Mainhall
09 Nov – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
10 Nov – Stockholm, Sweden – Tyrol
12 Nov – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahoune
13 Nov – Helsinki, Finland – Cable Factory
16 Nov – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
17 Nov – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Arena
18 Nov – Dresden, Germany – Alter Schlachthof
20 Nov – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
22 Nov – Munich, Germany – Zenith
23 Nov – Basel, Switzerland – St. Jakobshalle Arena
24 Nov – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
26 Nov – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
27 Nov – Lille, France – Aeronef
29 Nov – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
30 Nov – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Mainhall Box
02 Dec – London, UK – Brixton Academy
04 Dec – Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
05 Dec – Belfast, UK – Ulster Hall
07 Dec – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia
09 Dec – Manchester, UK – Academy
10 Dec – Birmingham, UK – Academy

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/enforcer_airbourne_2010.jpg

Enforcer’s new album, DIAMONDS, is available now in Europe on limited edition digipak CD and regular CD.  Get your copy now at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_751

For more ENFORCER news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/enforcerswe

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Metal Blade Records partners with Germany’s Cyclone Empire Records

October 12th, 2010
by EvilG

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce a new partnership with underground German label, Cyclone Empire. Metal Blade will have the pleasure of bringing some of the most intense and cutting edge metal in Europe to North American shores. Cyclone Empire has been leading the underground in Europe with releases from the legendary Evocation, as well as underground acts such as Demonical, The Grotesquery, Black Sun Aeon, Funebrarum, Demiurg, Facebreaker and many more.

Cyclone Empire’s Martin Purr comments: “It’s very exciting to be taking the cooperation between our two labels to the next level. We have been searching for a serious and reliable partner in the North American territory for quite a while and I am particularly glad to have signed this licensing deal with Metal Blade Records, one of the most renowned partners in Metal you could possibly get there and also good old friends. With us licensing and releasing selected Metal Blade catalogue on vinyl, this mutual partnership will become even closer and stronger!”

The first two releases that fans will be able to get their hands on in North America are Evocation’s third full-length album, Apocalyptic, and Facebreaker’s latest slab of death metal, Infected.

Apocalyptic, the new album from the influential Swedes, Evocation, is the latest in the band’s come back since their re-incarnation in 2005. The band was active between 1991 and 1993 and recorded two demos that become some of the most sought after recordings in underground metal. Their cult status never waned and the band is recording some of their best material to date. In early 2010, Evocation started to record Apocalyptic. For the production of the new album, the band has been working in their own Evocation Studios. Drums were produced with Roberto Laghi (In Flames, Hardcore Superstar). Mastering duties were handled by the excellent crew at Studio Mega (Sonic Syndicate, Katatonia). Cover artwork and layout were done by the Polish artist Xaay (Behemoth, Nile). After having established themselves as one of Sweden’s most important Death Metal acts, this album sees Evocation take death metal to another level both as musicians and also as songwriters. No one will be left untouched by Apocalyptic. The album will be promoted by the band with massive touring and festival shows. The European release is scheduled for the 29th of October through CYCLONE EMPIRE RECORDS. Apocalyptic will also be licensed in the US & Canada by METAL BLADE RECORDS and will be releases on November 9th.

Listen to Sweet Obsession, watch music videos and order Apocalyptic now at http://www.metalblade.com/evocation.

Facebreaker has been developing their aggressive style of death metal since 1999. They are set to release their third full length album, Infected, this fall. The album was recorded with some of the most renowned minds in metal, Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge Studios and Peter Tägtgren in Abyss studios. The combination of the band’s collective recording, touring and songwriting experience with the talents of Kjellgren and Tägtgren lends itself to what will sure to become Facebreaker’s most brutal and accomplished album to date. Infected will be available in North America on November 9th.

Listen to Bloodthirst, watch live videos and order Infected at http://www.metalblade.com/facebreaker.

For more information about Cyclone Empire Records, Evocation and Facebreaker, visit these links:

http://www.cyclone-empire.com

http://www.myspace.com/cycloneempire

http://www.evocation.se

http://www.myspace.com/evocationswe

http://www.facebreaker.com

http://www.myspace.com/facebreaker_mail

http://www.metalblade.com

http://www.metalblade.tv

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AC/DC: HIGH-VOLTAGE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL- THE ULTIMATE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY

October 12th, 2010
by EvilG

AC/DC: HIGH VOLTAGE ROCK 'N' ROLL

AC/DC: HIGH VOLTAGE ROCK 'N' ROLL

FIRST COMPLETE ‘ILLUSTRATED RETROSPECTIVE’ BOOK ON ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR BANDS IN ROCK HISTORY, CELEBRATES 4 DECADES IN WORDS AND PHOTOS

MINNEAPOLIS ? Voyageur Press has joined forces with renowned rock journalist Phil Sutcliffe for the brand new book, AC/DC – HIGH-VOLTAGE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL: The Ultimate Illustrated History. This lovingly assembled tome — the first complete illustrated history published about this legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee — arrives October 15th, 2010 to celebrate four decades of simply ass-kicking rock n’ roll, perfectly mixing expertly researched text and many never-before-seen photos. This heavy duty 224-page volume follows AC/DC’s long-and-winding career, from the early days as a bar band in Australia, through the tragic passing of singer Bon Scott, and of course, their massive comeback success with one of rock’s all-time classic (and best-selling) albums, Back in Black.

AC/DC is currently comprised of Brian Johnson (vocals), Angus Young (lead guitar), Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar), Cliff Williams (bass), and Phil Rudd (drums). Formed in Australia during the early 1970s, the group — then lead by hard-living frontman Bon Scott — became a regional sensation with a brand of tough, bluesy hard rock, that soon translated globally, on the strength of such classics as “T.N.T.,” “Dirty Deeds,” “Whole Lotta Rosie,” “Sin City,” and “Highway to Hell.” But on the eve of becoming a worldwide arena headliner, Scott died in 1980 after a hard night of drinking. Replaced by Johnson, the group issued Back in Black just a few months later, and has been rightfully considered one of rock’s all-time great recording and live acts.

Featuring over 400 illustrations (including handbills, posters, backstage passes, and vinyl from around the globe, as well as rare candid and performance photography), and a special “spinner” cover image of Angus Young, AC/DC – HIGH-VOLTAGE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL: The Ultimate Illustrated History is sure to appeal to both the longtime fan and the newcomer. Sidebars by rock’s finest journalists weighing in on various eras of the AC/DC are included throughout the book, as well as an album-by-album analysis, and info on the guitar gear championed by the Young brothers. While many AC/DC fans have heard and experienced the group live on stage numerous times over the years, there has simply never been a book which has chronicled the group’s entire history as vividly as AC/DC – HIGH-VOLTAGE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL: The Ultimate Illustrated History.

In addition to the AC/DC book, Voyageur Press will be issuing another major rock title this fall, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot’s THE BEATLES VS. THE ROLLING STONES: Sound Opinions on the Great Rock n’ Roll Rivalry. These titles join Voyageur Press’ other most recent “Illustrated History” releases, Dan Durchholz’s and Gary Graff’s NEIL YOUNG: Long May You Run,Jon Bream’s NEIL DIAMOND IS FOREVER: The Illustrated Story of the Man and His Music , Phil Sutcliffe’s QUEEN: The Crown Kings of Rock, and Jim DeRogatis’ THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: An Illustrated History of A Walk on the Wild Side. All are jam-packed with photos, artifacts, and comprehensive histories of each artist.

ABOUT VOYAGEUR PRESS:

Since 1972, Voyageur Press has published high-quality books and calendars in a variety of subjects, including nature and science, regional interest and travel, American heritage and country life, crafts, sports, and more.

ABOUT PHIL SUTCLIFFE:

London-based freelance journalist Phil Sutcliffe has been writing about rock since 1974 and has interviewed greats like Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Radiohead, Nirvana, Nick Cave, and Queen. His work has appeared in myriad publications, including Mojo, Q, the Los Angeles Times, Blender, Sounds, and more. Phil’s back catalog is mostly available on the world’s best archive of music writing: www.rocksbackpages.com. Phil is also the author of Voyageur Press’ Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock.

For more information on these and other Voyageur titles, go to www.voyageurpress.com.

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ENSLAVED MEMBER COMMENTS ON BILLBOARD CHART ENTRY

October 12th, 2010
by EvilG

Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini

Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini

Axioma Ethica Odini, the new album by Norway’s renowned progressive/psychedelic black metal band ENSLAVED, has sold over 1,400 copies in the U.S. since its release on September 28th and has debuted at #16 on the Billboard Heatseekers (New Artists) chart, #40 in the Current Hard Music Albums chart, and #72 on the Independent Current Albums chart.

ENSLAVED guitarist/songwriter Ivar Bjørnson has checked in from the road in Europe with their reaction to the news:

“We received news last week of the great first week sales in the U.S. with accompanying chart positions.  Most important is the fact that we out-did our own previous achievements [with 2008’s Vertebrae] in the U.S. market.  We’re not competing with anything else than our own ambitions.  We want to express our sincere appreciation to the wonderful people at Nuclear Blast U.S. for their relentless efforts in promoting ENSLAVED, as this is also their achievement!”

Axioma Ethica Odini is the follow-up to 2008’s Vertebrae, which sold over 1,100 copies its first week of release in North America according to Nielsen SoundScan and debuted on the American Billboard Hard Music chart at #11 and on the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #49Vertebrae also won Terrorizer Magazine’s coveted “Album of the Year” award for 2008.  In their native Norway, Vertebrae entered the official charts at #20 and earned  ENSLAVED their third consecutive Spellemann award (the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy).

ENSLAVED will be direct support for fellow countrymen DIMMU BORGIR on a 32-date run across North America which launches on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts and ends Tuesday, December 14th in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.  Also on the bill are Blood Red Throne and Dawn Of Ashes.

Advanced pre-sale tickets & VIP packages for the “Darkness Reborn World Tour” are now on sale via ArtistArena.com (User Name: dimmuborgir; Password: tickets).  Ticketing widget is available here (same log-in).

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

11/05/10  The Palladium – Worcester, MA

11/06/10  Northern Lights – Albany, NY

11/07/10  Recher Theater – Towson, MD

11/08/10  Terminal 5 – New York, NY

11/10/10  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

11/12/10  Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA

11/13/10  Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI

11/14/10  House of Blues – Chicago, IL

11/15/10  The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

11/16/10  Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

11/18/10  MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA

11/19/10  Edmonton Events Center – Edmonton, AB – CANADA

11/21/10  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA

11/22/10  The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

11/23/10  Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR

11/24/10  Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA

11/26/10  The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

11/27/10  The Fox Theater – Pomona, CA

11/28/10  The Regency Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

11/30/10  House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

12/01/10  Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ

12/02/10  Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ

12/03/10  Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

12/04/10  Gothic Theater – Englewood (Denver), CO

12/06/10  House of Blues – Dallas, TX

12/07/10  House of Blues – Houston, TX

12/09/10  Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

12/10/10  Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA

12/11/10  Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY

12/12/10  Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA

12/13/10  Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA

12/14/10  Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA

Click here to read the first four of nine insightful commentaries on the new tracks that make up Axioma Ethica Odini.

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

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THE CROWN Premiere ‘Doomsday King’

October 12th, 2010
by EvilG

THE CROWN have long been kings of the underground death metal community. Bringing record after record of monstrous brutality before taking a brief hiatus, the band is back and better than ever with a brand new album being unleashed tomorrow! ‘Doomsday King’ is now available as an exclusive stream to MetalUnderground.com to celebrate it’s release this week.

Head over to MetalUnderground.com to get your first taste of the record and be sure to pick up your copy and support real, underground death metal! Rejoice, THE CROWN are back!

(Stream available here: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=60830)

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TRIPTYKON Return with ‘Shatter’ EP; Release Commercial for Co-Headlining Tour with 1349

October 11th, 2010
by EvilG

TRIPTYKON are currently ripping through North America, slaying audiences with their first chance to see the monstrous new creation of TOM G. WARRIOR live! The co-headlining trek also features black metal royalty 1349 and support from Bruce Lamont’s YAKUZA. To further promote this incredible journey, TRIPTYKON has created the following promotional video for the tour: http://bit.ly/cNX4Qd

TRIPTYKON is also set to unveil a new release for the end of the month. ‘Shatter’ is an EP comprised of previously unreleased material as well as songs recorded during the band’s set at last year’s ROADBURN FESTIVAL in Holland. ‘Shatter’ will be available on October 25th via CMDistro.com and anywhere digital music is sold!

For those that consider themselves to be true metal heads, the chance to see the iconic TOM G. WARRIOR live is not one to be taken lightly. Make sure you head out to a show near you and support live, underground music! Dates for the tour are available at http://www.myspace.com/triptykonofficial

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS Launches SignMeTo Social Network

October 11th, 2010
by EvilG
ROADRUNNER RECORDS Launches SignMeTo Social Network

ROADRUNNER RECORDS Launches SignMeTo Social Network

Roadrunner Records has announced the launch of web property SignMeTo Roadrunner Records, a dynamic new free service that mimics the actual A&R process using social networking tactics.

SignMeTo is a fun and functional way for fans and unsigned bands to participate in the music industry’s A&R process. Users begin by signing up as “scouts,” and unsigned bands create their own profiles, which scouts then rate and tag. The band profiles offer comprehensive functionality, with bands being able to upload photos, video, music and tour dates. For added convenience, artists and managers are able to use one dashboard to control multiple profiles.

Scouts then peruse the site and rate and review bands, which impact SignMeTo charts, which refresh daily or weekly by genre. The more each scout interacts with the site, the more weight their opinions carry. New charts are formed as users spread new tags, with genres expanding from the very simple “Alternative” or “Rock” all the way to more complex genres like “Russian Death Metal.” Besides other chart incentives, bands can also earn badges, some of which are bestowed by real Roadrunner A&R staff. SignMeTo already boasts 6,000+ active band profiles and 10,000+ scouts.

For bands, an added perk is that profile URLs are static, meaning that artists can use their SignMeTo profiles instead of clunkier, existing platforms. Unlike other services that allow bands to host music and content for free, SignMeTo provides an endgame: prevailing as the top-ranked artist in their respective genre or user-generated tag charts. And who knows — maybe a lucky few will end up with a Roadrunner Records deal!

Jon Satterley, Senior Vice President of New Media and Global Business Development and chief architect of SignMeTo, said, “Roadrunner Records is one of the few record labels left with a recognizable brand — one that stands for the very best in rock, metal and alternative music. We wanted to create a fun place for the thousands of bands and fans who are part of our world… but perhaps not yet on the artist roster. To immerse themselves in the culture of the label — a culture they themselves created and keep creating. SignMeTo is a place to discover new music, engage in real musical critiquing, and (as an artist) test yourself against the thousands of other musicians hoping to get discovered.”

Launched in 2010, SignMeTo Roadrunner Records is Roadrunner’s unique take on the world of A&R, music discovery and social networking. Dedicated to providing a quality experience to a vibrant community of fans and artists, SignMeTo is fast proving to be the destination site for unsigned rock, alternative and metal music.

Originally founded in 1980 in the Netherlands, Roadrunner Records has earned its place as one of the most prominent international independent record labels. Established primarily as a hard rock label, Roadrunner now boasts depth and variety in its artists. The label has recently experienced unprecedented success with multi-platinum artists NICKELBACK and SLIPKNOT, near-platinum THEORY OF A DEADMAN, gold-certified STONE SOUR and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, as well as modern heavy hitters KORN, DREAM THEATER, MEGADETH, TRIVIUM and OPETH. Roadrunner’s current roster also includes such diverse acts such as THE PARLOR MOB, plus up-and-comers like YOUNG THE GIANT, BLACK STONE CHERRY and AIRBOURNE. Loud & Proud Records, a label joint-venture with Roadrunner, is home to established heritage rock acts including ROB ZOMBIE, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, RATT, MEAT LOAF (North America) and KISS (Europe and select territories). Roadrunner catalog includes now-classic albums from seminal artists such as TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEPULTURA and KING DIAMOND. Still headquartered in the Netherlands, Roadrunner occupies offices in New York, now the A&R hub for the label, as well as the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Japan and Australia.

Check it out here: http://signmeto.roadrunnerrecords.com/

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RISING posts two new 7” tracks and announces vinyl release dates in late November

October 11th, 2010
by EvilG

Denmark’s sludge metal three-piece RISING has just posted two new tracks on their Myspace-site. These are the first pieces of music from the band since 2009’s critically acclaimed self titled debut EP, and the two tracks are from a forthcoming 7-inch vinyl to be released on Red Tape on November 29th. The two tracks “Legacy of Wolves” and “Daughter of The Sun” displays an even fiercer and aggressive side of the band than heard on their debut EP.

RISING’s debut EP will finally be released as a vinyl, also on November 29th and hereby mark a simultaneous release of the 7” and the EP. The German based metal/punk-label Pain of Mind will be the label for the EP vinyl edition, which will be a 12” in a limited edition of 500 ex, of which 150 are white vinyl. Both vinyl releases will be available through RISING’s Myspace, the labels and various mail orders and record dealers throughout the world.

RISING have since the release of their self titled debut EP had a high level of activity: A nomination at the Danish Metal Awards 2009 as “Best New Talent”, two European tours and one Irish tour in 2010 as well as shows in Sweden and their native homeland of Denmark including a performance at this year’s Roskilde Festival. Apart from releasing the forthcoming new 7” vinyl and the 12” EP vinyl edition, RISING is hard at work writing their debut album to be recorded in March/April next year and released on a yet undisclosed German label in September 2011.
www.myspace.com/risingdk

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EVILE: ‘INFECTED NATIONS’ REDUX OUT NOW IN EUROPE

October 11th, 2010
by EvilG

INFECTED NATIONS, the ripping 2009 album from British thrashers EVILE, has been re-released as a special redux version and is available now in Europe.

The follow-up to EVILE’s debut album, ENTER THE GRAVE, INFECTED NATIONS sees the band finding a new level of maturity and song-writing craftsmanship, creating a heavier thrash sound with even more infectious riffs to headbang to.

On top of the nine album tracks, the INFECTED NATIONS Redux also features a bonus disc with EVILE’s popular cover of PANTERA’s “Cemetery Gates”, as well as eight songs recorded at a live rehearsal in the studio and six songs recorded live at Hammerfest in 2009.  The album also includes a free INFECTED NATIONS album cover woven patch and an EVILE sticker sheet, as well as the chance to win frontman MATT DRAKE’s very own guitar.

Get your copy now in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41 or pre-order the album in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41
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Party San Festival – Bad Berka Germany

October 11th, 2010
by Arto Lehtinen

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ANTHRAX Performs New Song With JOEY BELLADONNA For First Time

October 10th, 2010
by EvilG
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ANTHRAX performed a new song, “Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t”, with singer Joey Belladonna for the first time during last night’s (Friday, October 8th) concert at at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York as part of the Jägermeister Music Tour with SLAYER and MEGADETH. Watch fan-filmed video footage of the performance below.

ANTHRAX debuted “Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t” on May 28, 2008 at Double Door in Chicago, Illinois during the band’s first-ever gig with then-singer Dan Nelson. The song was also recorded with Dan for what was supposed to be the next ANTHRAX album, “Worship Music”, but ended up getting shelved — along with the rest of the CD — following the departure of Nelson and return of Belladonna.

Following seven historic shows as part of the “Big Four” European festival dates with METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH, ANTHRAX has joined SLAYER and MEGADETH on the Jägermeister Fall Music Tour, which kicked off September 24 at Superpages in Dallas, Texas. The 20-date concert trek marks the first U.S. tour ANTHRAX has done since Belladonna rejoined the band earlier this year, and the first time the three bands have shared an American stage since the classic 1991 “Clash of the Titans” tour.

For this tour, ANTHRAX has teamed up with Artist Arena to offer fans the ultimate ANTHRAX VIP Package, which consists of a meet-and-greet pass to meet ANTHRAX, an autographed commemorative poster, a commemorative tour laminate, and an exclusive VIP-only ANTHRAX T-shirt.

Since returning from the European tour, the members of ANTHRAX have begun writing and rehearsing for their new album which is expected out in early 2011.

“Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t” with Joey Belladonna – October 8, 2010:

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Edu Falaschi (Angra, Almah) presents new official photo gallery

October 9th, 2010
by EvilG

The singer of ANGRA and ALMAH, Edu Falaschi presents his new official gallery of photos at the official website www.edufalaschi.com.br.

More than 600 photos demonstrate various eras and aspects of the entire career and life of the musician and producer.   ANGRA and ALMAH official and live photos, Edu Falaschi official and offstage pictures, special guest appearances and workshops, studio work, photos with friends, partners and fans, many old photos and the most recent ones – everything you can find here:
http://edufalaschi.com.br/eng/gallery/
Edu Falaschi’s team thanks all the photographers, fans and friends who helped to create the biggest online collection of photos of the musician.

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CAGE To Debut Three New Songs On Atlantic Invasion Tour 2010

October 9th, 2010
by EvilG
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CAGE will once again return to the US east coast for a string of dates October 14th-24th. The band will debut three new songs from their as of yet untitled upcoming CD slated for second quarter 2011.

Says singer Sean Peck, “We have had such a killer time on the East Coast where some serious metal heads dwell, we had to return and expand our search for more Vikings!”

Upon their return Cage will announce the details of the two-disc DVD release. The dates are as follows:

October

15 – The Local – Marrieta, GA

16 – Jaxx – Springfield, VA

17 – The Triple – Richmond, VA

19 – The Sonar – Baltimore, MD

20 – Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE

21 – Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ

22 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

23 – The Silo – Reading, PA (Iron And Steel Fest 2)

24 – Traxx – Long Island, NY

More details can be found on the Cage website at Cageheavymetal.com.

Check out a tour promo below:

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