NACHTMYSTIUM Release Video for “Every Last Drop”

November 9th, 2010
by EvilG

NACHTMYSTIUM Release Video for “Every Last Drop”; Available Now Via Stereogum
Banned by Major Outlets – View the Eerie, Uncensored Clip Now!

NACHTMYSTIUM has become one of the most notorious, shocking artists to come along in quite some time. The band has rocketed to the forefront of the metal scene since they inked with Century Media a few years ago and since released two of the genre’s most respected albums of all time. Now NACHTMYSTIUM is back with a new video for their song “Every Last Drop” which is sure to keep the controversy coming.

NACHTMYSTIUM has now teamed with Stereogum/Haunting the Chapel to unveil this eerie clip. Directed by Seldon Hunt and Jimmy Hubbard and starring NACHTMYSTIUM main man Blake Judd, Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) and Aubrey Smith, the clip takes you through a psychotic spiral of drug addiction, death and despair. The clip was shot in Brooklyn, NY this past summer with edits by Alan Dubin (Khanate, Gnaw), make up by Brandy McDonald and Chris Polinski acting as Director of Photography.

Check out the eerie clip now at Stereogum but be forewarned, the video is graphic. Also, be sure to pick up a copy of ‘Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II’, out now via Century Media.

Video available here:

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PERIPHERY and VEIL OF MAYA Kick Off A Massive North American Fall Tour With Darkest Hour This Week
; Open Guestlist and Interview Availability For All Shows

November 9th, 2010
by EvilG

Very rarely does a band come along that just defies the boundaries of conventionality, but the experimental, progressive metal outfit PERIPHERY have done just that and have blazed a trail of originality that has sent a shockwave throughout the metal world. This Maryland based six-piece are one of the few who actually feature three guitar players and are led by the virtuoso Misha Mansoor, whose unique ability and style has him quickly being mentioned as one of the most gifted new players to come along in years. The group’s highly acclaimed debut, self-titled album is a work of sheer precision packaged with a propulsive blend of melody, intensity and undeniable songwriting prowess.

PERIPHERY will be embarking on a massive North American tour alongside Darkest Hour, labelmates Veil of Maya and Revocation this week, so be sure to either see below or head over now to to view their entire tour schedule. We have an open guestlist to all of these shows, so if you are interested in checking it out let me know asap and I can put you down for a +1. These are two of our most promising up and coming bands so hopefully you can make it out to see them. In person interviews with both bands are also available if you are interested.

Mansoor checks in with his thoughts on the upcoming tour and future plans: “Hey everyone, it’s been an amazing whirlwind of a year for PERIPHERY and there are no signs of slowing down anytime soon. We are currently preparing for a long tour with Darkest Hour, Veil of Maya and Revocation, which is going to be a blast and we can’t wait to get back out there to play for everyone. Also, we encourage everyone to come and meet us at our merch booth after each and every show to come and hang with us. We love hearing feedback from our fans and getting a chance to meet new people.

“We also will have a fresh new, longer setlist with a BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW SONG and a few fun surprises just for this tour. We are also giving lessons on our respective instruments (a lot of days are already booked!), so please come out early to see us and jam with us. Contact us on myspace or facebook if you are interested in lessons.
11/12/10     Worcester, MA     @ The Palladium w/ Darkest Hour
11/13/10     New York, NY     @ Gramercy Theatre w/ Darkest Hour
11/14/10     Allentown, PA     @ Crocodile Rock w/ Darkest Hour
11/15/10     Quebec City, Canada     @ Dagobert w/ Darkest Hour
11/16/10     Montreal, Canada     @ Tulipe w/ Darkest Hour
11/17/10     Toronto, Canada     @ Mod Club w/ Darkest Hour
11/19/10     Cleveland, OH     @ Peabody’s w/ Darkest Hour
11/20/10     West Dundee, IL     @ Clearwater Theatre w/ Darkest Hour
11/21/10     Des Moines, IA     @ People’s Court w/ Darkest Hour
11/22/10     Denver, CO     @ Marquis Theatre w/ Darkest Hour
11/23/10     Salt Lake City, UT     @ In The Venue w/ Darkest Hour
11/24/10     Las Vegas, NV     @ Area 702 w/ Darkest Hour
11/26/10     San Diego, CA     @ Soma w/ Darkest Hour
11/27/10     Pomona, CA     @ The Glasshouse w/ Darkest Hour
11/28/10     San Francisco, CA     @ DNA Lounge w/ Darkest Hour
11/29/10     West Hollywood, CA     @ The Whisky w/ Darkest Hour
11/30/10     Mesa, AZ     @ Nile Theatre w/ Darkest Hour
12/01/10     Albuquerque, NM     @ The Launchpad w/ Darkest Hour
12/02/10     Lubbock, TX     @ Tequila Jungle
12/03/10     Austin, TX     @ Emo’s w/ Darkest Hour
12/04/10     Dallas, TX     @ Trees w/ Darkest Hour
12/05/10     Houston, TX     @ Warehouse Live w/ Darkest Hour
12/07/10     St. Petersburg, FL     @ State Theatre w/ Darkest Hour
12/08/10     Atlanta, GA     @ The Masquerade w/ Darkest Hour
12/09/10     Wilmington, NC     @ The Soapbox w/ Darkest Hour
12/10/10     Philadelphia, PA     @ Starlight Ballroom w/ Darkest Hour
12/11/10     Baltimore, MD     @ Ottobar w/ Darkest Hour
12/12/10     Richmond, VA     @ Hat Factory w/ Darkest Hour

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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Autumn Tour & Live Update

November 9th, 2010
by EvilG

After several months of hibernation and plotting, Cascadian metal horde WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM are back on the hunt this autumn season, with live appearances booked on two continents over the next two months.

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM have locked down a quick but pungent string of European tour dates, kicking off November 24th with a handful of dates throughout Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, including a date in London with Shrinebuilder, all building up to their scheduled appearance at the highly anticipated All Tomorrow’s Parties “Nightmare Before Christmas Festival” on December 3rd, alongside Neurosis, Throbbing Gristle, Deerhoof, event curators Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and more. The pack have also been confirmed as opening support for one of the newly scheduled Seattle Neurosis shows; WITTR and labelmates Black Breath will kick off the show at Neumo’s on December 30th.  

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Confirmed Live Actions:

11/24/2010 Cassiopeia – Berlin, Germany

11/25/2010 Underground – Koln, Germany

11/26/2010 Club Schocken – Stuttgart, Germany

11/27/2010 Doornroosje – Nijmegen, Netherlands Antilles

11/29/2010 Cluny 2 – Newcastle, UK

11/30/2010 Classic Grand – Glasgow, UK

12/01/2010 Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK

12/02/2010 Scala – London, UK w/ Shrinebuilder

12/03/2010 ATP Nightmare Before Christmas Fest – Minehead, UK w/ Neurosis, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, more

12/30/2010 Neumos – Seattle, WA w/ Neurosis, Black Breath
Stateside tour actions from WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM are in the planning stages now for the coming months, so stay tuned for more updates as more details are unveiled.

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WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH: “MMX” IN STORES NOW; Third studio album out on Lifeforce Records

November 9th, 2010
by EvilG

BERLIN, GERMANY – German technical death metal outfit, War from a Harlots Mouth, is proud to announce the release of their third studio album, MMX, out today on Lifeforce Records.  The haunting full-length, which combines elements of tech metal, grind, hardcore, and jazz is available for purchase through the Lifeforce webstore at:, while a special digital edition of MMX, featuring two bonus tracks, can be downloaded through iTunes at:

The track list for MMX is…

01. Insomnia

02. To Age And Obsolete

03. The Increased Sensation Of Dullness

04. Sleep Is The Brother Of Death

05. The Polyglutamine Pact

06. Cancer Man

07. C.G.B. Spender

08. Sugarcoat

09. Spineless

10. Recluse MMX

11. Inferno III/VI

War From A Harlots Mouth is currently on the road overseas in support of MMX on the high profile, “Never Say Die” tour, alongside Parkway Drive, Comeback Kid, Bleeding Through and more.

Stay tuned for more info on War From A Harlots Mouth and MMX. For more information…

Third studio album out on Lifeforce Records
BERLIN, GERMANY – German technical death metal outfit, War from a Harlots Mouth, is proud to announce the release of their third studio album, MMX, out today on Lifeforce Records.  The haunting full-length, which combines elements of tech metal, grind, hardcore, and jazz is available for purchase through the Lifeforce webstore at:, while a special digital edition of MMX, featuring two bonus tracks, can be downloaded through iTunes at:
MMX is a monumental, bar-raising album.” –
“(War from a Harlots Mouth) coupled the best parts of both of their previous albums as well as new material, and created a monster.” –
The track list for MMX is…
01. Insomnia
02. To Age And Obsolete
03. The Increased Sensation Of Dullness
04. Sleep Is The Brother Of Death
05. The Polyglutamine Pact
06. Cancer Man
07. C.G.B. Spender
08. Sugarcoat
09. Spineless
10. Recluse MMX
11. Inferno III/VI
War From A Harlots Mouth is currently on the road overseas in support of MMX on the high profile, “Never Say Die” tour, alongside Parkway Drive, Comeback Kid, Bleeding Through and more.
Stay tuned for more info on War From A Harlots Mouth and MMX.
For more information…

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BEHEMOTH “Evangelia Heretika” DVD goes PLATINUM in Poland!

November 9th, 2010
by EvilG

Behemoth is proud to announce that their brand new DVD, Evangelia Heretika, has already gone platinum in their home country of Poland! The DVD was released in Europe on Friday, November 5th, and is available TODAY, November 9th in North America! Fans can order NOW at the following locations:,, (live audio only) and your local record store.

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HINSIDES Signs With Abyss Records

November 9th, 2010
by EvilG

Abyss Records is proud to announce signing Norwegian nihilists HINSIDES. The band’s recently self released Universe Aspire In Mysticism (limited to 500 copies) is now available exclusively through Abyss Records. HINSIDES has signed to Abyss Records with plans to release their 3rd, as-of-yet-untitled album in late 2011. In the meantime check out the new release while they last for only $10 plus shipping & handling.

Dark Matter Dawn

666 to Nero

Black Witchery Ritual

Within Infinite Mysteries


The Passage

Universe Aspire

Moonlights Path to Darkness

Hinsides was started up in the late winter of 2005. Hinsides is about the ancient myths and the search for the universe of all times,  the mysteries of the universe, and the parallels to the nature forces that surround us.

We stress the false and lying ways of Christianity throughout time, which are also used today to suppress knowledge and wisdom.

Hinsides performs anti-christian misanthropic Black metal. We also use dark gloomy atmospheric elements  to manifest our dark visions in our music.


Gravkald – Vocals

Saksen – Guitar

Glaurung – Bass

Stian – Drums

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ALL SHALL PERISH: Begin Work on Fourth Album

November 9th, 2010
by EvilG

Oakland, California extreme metal band ALL SHALL PERISH has begun working on their fourth album and follow up to their 2008 release Awaken the Dreamers. Guitarist Ben Orum had this to say about the bands new material:

“After two very successful tours at home and abroad, we are now home writing the new ALL SHALL PERISH record! The writing process is flowing very naturally, and so far the material itself is very impressive. It is safe to say this will be one of the most aggressive, epic, groovy records we have ever written. I can not wait to start playing this material live”

ALL SHALL PERISH recently parted ways with original drummer Matt Kuykendall. The group stated at the time, “It’s always tough to part ways with a long-time member and friend, but it was absolutely necessary in order to maintain forward progress.” A four-minute video message introducing new drummer Adam Pierce can be viewed at
The new album will also mark the recording debut of guitar virtuoso Francesco Artusato from Treviso, Italy. Examples of his playing may be found here

Awaken The Dreamers, the third full-length album from Oakland, California-based extreme metallers ALL SHALL PERISH, sold just under 5,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 126. The follow-up to “The Price of Existence” was recorded once again at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland with producer Zack Ohren (LIGHT THIS CITY, DECREPIT BIRTH).

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GWAR – Vote for GWAR / Get Bloody Pit Of Horror for 6.66

November 9th, 2010
by EvilG

Gwar "Bloody Pit of Horror"

Gwar "Bloody Pit of Horror" caught up with “Beefcake the Mighty” (in costume) b4 their show in Montreal.  Here are excerpts from the interview….and here is the direct link:!.aspx

When asked what the lyrical content of the new album is….
“It’s the words.  The words, that the singer sings…that’s the lyrical content, as is with most albums.”

Regarding GWAR’s Jimmy Fallon appearance:
“So Fallon stepped up to bat and said, “no one will take them?  I’ll take them!”  Like the fat kid picked last for soccer, we finally got picked after 25 years, and fatter then ever.”
Regarding his home planet “cholesterol”:
“Why am I violent now?!  Because of the way the people treated me on my own planet.  (in tears…..)”

VOTE NOW for GWAR’s “ZOMBIES MARCH” video on AUX Video Throwdown!

“Zombies March” video was shot on location at The National in Richmond, VA by acclaimed Fangoria Director Dave McKendry.

Every week, AUX takes two music videos and puts them head to head – you vote for your favorite and the winner airs in power rotation on Aux TV.  Its a battle between songs, bands and fans – vote for your favorite video now!

Bloody Pit Of Horror comes out today and you can get it at for the low low price of 6.66!  LoudTrax will also be running a contest to win a GWAR pack including 1 pair of drum sticks signed, Guitar & bass picks, 2 tour shirts,  2 T’s, 1 tour poster signed by the whole band and slaves and 1 signed drum head art work!

Go to for more information.

It has been 25 years since the heavy metal holocaust known as GWAR burst upon our world in an explosion of blood, guts, and screaming steel. In this time they have revealed themselves not only as the un-disputed masters of “shock rock”, but also as an international cultural icon that has both touched the lives, and in some cases ruined the clothing, of many thousands of people. Often copied, never tamed, GWAR has set a standard of consistency in their work that is unmatched in rock and roll history. This year sees GWAR release their 12th original album, GWAR’s Bloody Pit of Horror, and continue in their non-stop tour schedule until the world is finally brought into groveling submission.

GWAR are still touring for the release “Bloody Pit Of Horror”, which came out today!  See below for rest of tour dates:

Tour w/ The Casualties, Infernaeon, Mobile Deathcamp
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
End Tour
11/06 Austin, TX Waterloo Park – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Second Leg Of Tour w/ The Casualties, Infernaeon, Mobile Deathcamp
11/08 Lawrence, KS Granada
11/09 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
11/10 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
11/11 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater
11/12 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
11/13 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
11/14 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
11/15 San Diego, CA House of Blues
11/16 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
11/17 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theatre
11/18 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
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
11/24 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air
11/26 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
11/27 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
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

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November 9th, 2010
by EvilG


New Jersey’s progressive metal masters SYMPHONY X are pleased to announce their headlining North American tour featuring Seattle’s Nevermore, Soilwork from Sweden, Boston‘s Powerglove, and Blackguard from Montreal.  The trek will launch on April 21st in Philadelphia and wrap-up on West Springfield, Virginia on May 22nd.

Exclusive pre-sale tickets are available now at  V.I.P. tickets/packages are available for select shows and will include early entry and a Meet & Greet.  After December 1st, tickets can be purchased via regular ticketing outlets.

Confirmed dates for SYMPHONY X’s headlining tour are as follows:

04/21/11  The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

04/22/11  Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY

04/23/11  The Palladium – Worcester, MA

04/25/11  Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
04/26/11  Salle Albert Rosseau – Quebec City, QC – CANADA

04/27/11  The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/29/11  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

04/30/11  Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

05/01/11  Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

05/02/11  Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

05/04/11  Ogden Theater – Denver, CO

05/06/11  Showbox – Seattle, WA

05/07/11  Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

05/08/11  The Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

05/10/11  The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

05/11/11  Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ

05/13/11  Trees – Dallas, TX

05/14/11  Scout Bar – Houston, TX
05/15/11  Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX

05/17/11  The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL

05/18/11  Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

05/19/11  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

05/20/11  Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

05/21/11  Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

05/22/11  Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

SYMPHONY X are currently recording their Nuclear Blast debut and follow-up to 2007’s Paradise Lost, which has sold over 60,000 copies in North America.

Visit SYMPHONY X online at,,, and

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November 9th, 2010
by EvilG

Brooklyn, NY native Sal Abruscato – who played drums on three TYPE O NEGATIVE albums: Slow, Deep & Hard, Origin Of The Feces and Bloody Kisses, as well as four LIFE OF AGONY releases: River Runs Red, Ugly, River Runs Again and Broken Valley – is now the singer, songwriter and guitarist for A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH.

Joining Sal in A Pale Horse Named Death is fellow Brooklyn resident, producer, engineer and musician Matt Brown.

Sal and Matt are currently in the midst of negotiations with several record companies, to determine which label will release And Hell Will Follow Me – the debut album from A Pale Horse Named Death.

For further details, click here.

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GOD DETHRONED to premiere “Storm Of Steel”

November 9th, 2010
by EvilG
GOD DETHRONED - "Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross"

GOD DETHRONED - "Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross"

Mighty Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED have announced that will be premiering the second track from Under the Sign of the Iron Cross, Storm Of Steel! The song perpetuates Henri Sattler’s lyrical WWI theme and describes what it was like to go over the trench and be a part of a charge in the war of attrition style warfare for which WWI was best known. Musically, the song is just as much of a barrage of steel and iron to aurally represent the machine gun and artillery fire experience! Listen to Storm Of Steel now at HERE!

Make sure to shead over to to stream the title track off the new album and to find out about the various pre-order deals!

Under the Sign of the Iron Cross, 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.”

‘Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’ track listing:

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


Henri “T.S.K.” Sattler – vocals and 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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HULL: New Song/Video Footage Available From Secret Brooklyn Show; Band Continues Work On Upcoming Full-Length

November 9th, 2010
by EvilG

Brooklyn, New York-based triple-guitar led sludge merchants HULL recently came out of hiding to play a surprise CMJ performance with Kylesa at Public Assembly on their home turf. The crushing performance brought with it an unexpected, brand new, as-yet-untitled track from the band’s upcoming full-length. Check it out HERE.  

HULL have been holed up at an undisclosed location working on the follow-up to their Sole Lord debut, issued via The End Records in 2009. The unsung five-piece’s difficult-to-pinpoint but ultimately all-consuming brand of post-hardcore/sludge metal continues to draw praise from the masses. Metal Hammer said the band sit, “…somewhere between the somnambulant art metal of Neurosis, the clattering abrasive prog of Mastodon and the raging doom rock of High On Fire,” while a Sole Lord review from The Sleeping Shaman insists, “HULL can barely be contained within the confines of a mere CD, their ideas, energy and exuberance flow forth and threaten to break free and cause all manner of trouble.” Added The Dreaded Press: “Because you can hear as clear as day that HULL have no shortage of musical skill available to them, not just in the guitar work and drumming but in their ear for song structures that keep things moving, making shifts from down-tuned bludgeon to gentle clean-tone tapping lines or subtle tonal swells seem not just effortless but utterly appropriate.”

HULL‘s sophomore full-length will be co-produced by Brett Romnes (who played drums on the band’s long coveted Viking Funeral EP, initially self-released in 2007) and mixed by Bill Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Neurosis, EHG, Melvins et al). A May 2011 street date is expected.

Check out additional footage of the band  playing “Viking Funeral” (Movement #2) HERE.

Further updates on HULL‘s recording process will be announced in the coming weeks.

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EMI Label Services/ Caroline Distribution Announce ‘The Metal Crew’ – a New Retail / Consumer Initiative – Website Launches November 9!

November 9th, 2010
by EvilG

New York, NY, November 8, 2010….EMI Label Services is once again bringing metal to the  masses with an extensive new retail program known as The Metal Crew. This  will include online, retail and consumer components aimed at spreading the  word about some of EMI’s heaviest metal acts. The campaign will work with  retail to create ongoing discounts, official seal of approval stickers and  better placement for their legendary list of metal labels including: Century  Media, Nuclear Blast, Earache and Candlelight along with Season of Mist,  Willowtip and Crash Music.

In addition to the retail elements,  The Metal Crew will have an interactive web home for fans and industry alike. Metal heads will be encouraged to visit the website for news and  reviews about upcoming releases, behind the scenes footage of some of  metal’s top artists and a comprehensive look at all things metal for each  month – including a list of where you can buy new metal releases.

The Metal Crew will build upon EMI’s already storied history  of supporting the genre and serve as a lead in to their popular March is  Metal Month campaign, which has become an event in itself for both retail  and metal heads. Sarah Wefald, Senior Coordinator of Customer Marketing for  EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution said “Obviously we love metal, so  it was really nice to see the hard work pay off with March is Metal Month  for the last two years, with fans and record stores coming together to spread the good word of metal. We hope this new way for everyone to interact  will make it even better.”

Century Media’s Vice  President of Sales, Andrew Hosner, adds “Century Media is excited that metal  will finally be getting the retail recognition it so richly deserves in the  form of The Metal Crew. The Crew will help to bring metal fans together and  make it easier for them to track down and support the latest releases from some of the best metal labels the world has to offer.”

The  Metal Crew’s website will launch on November 9th, featuring Dimmu Borgir, Kylesa, Daath, and King’s X as November’s Crew. The Metal Crew will not only  be the best new spot to read up on metal’s top stories, but will also create  discounts and other great initiatives for your favorite artists. Raise your horns to salute EMI Label Services and check out for more info!

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Hate Eternal begins recording fifth studio album!

November 9th, 2010
by EvilG
Hate Eternal 2010

Hate Eternal 2010

Hate Eternal is working on their fifth studio album (second for Metal Blade Records) and follow up to Fury & Flames once again at Erik Rutan’s own Mana Recording Studios. JJ Hrubovcak has been added as the band’s bassist and the devastating combo of Erik Rutan on guitar and Jade Simonetto on drums is at work once again. The album promises to be one of the most intense death metal albums of 2011.

Front man Erik Rutan offers the following update: “The band has been locked up in Mana Recording Studios doing pre-production for the past 2 months, finishing up songs that we have been writing over the last year in between tours and albums that I’ve produced, and we feel we have come up with one of Hate Eternal’s heaviest, most twisted, evil, melodic, and insane albums yet.

It was my goal to expand upon what the band has done in the past, and add new dynamics and twists to the traditional, dissonant Hate Eternal style, yet keep it in the same vein. It took the three of us really pushing ourselves, and digging deep into the essence of who we are as musicians and writers and players to create something very unique and special. We cannot wait for everyone to hear what we have in store. Look out for updates from the studio over the next few months.”

Hate Eternal is:

Erik Rutan – Guitar and Vocals

Jade Simonetto – Drums

JJ Hrubovcak – Bass

Eric Rutan - Studio 2010

Erik Rutan - Studio 2010

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DAWN OF ASHES new video, release and tour dates

November 9th, 2010
by EvilG

Head over to the premier horror movie site Bloody Disgusting to check out DAWN OF ASHES’ first production video for the track Transformation Within Fictional Mutation off the band’s Metal Blade debut, Genocide Chapters.

DAWN OF ASHES shot the video just weeks ago with director by David H. Greathouse (special effects master, film director, and music video director behind Mushroomhead’s videos), which was produced by Robert Kurtzman’s (KNB EFX founder, special effects legend, director) PRECINCT 13, who also handled the special effects. DoA shot on location at the Bissman Building in Mansfield, Ohio, which is widely rumored to be haunted and was recently featured on an episode of the Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunters.

In other news DAWN OF ASHES hits the road next week as a part of the Darkness Reborn Tour featuring Dimmu Borgir, Enslaved, and Blood Red Throne!

Tour Dates:
11/05 Worcester, MA The Palladium
11/06 Albany, NY Northern Lights
11/07 Towson, MD Recher Theater
11/08 New York, NY Terminal 5
11/10 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/12 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
11/13 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
11/14 Chicago, IL House of Blues
11/15 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
11/16 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
11/18 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
11/19 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center
11/21 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
11/22 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory
11/23 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
11/24 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
11/26 Reno, NV The Knitting Factory
11/27 Pomona, CA The Fox Theater
11/28 San Francisco, CA The Regency Grand Ballroom
11/30 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
12/01 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater
12/02 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
12/03 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
12/04 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater
12/06 Dallas, TX House of Blues
12/07 Houston, TX House of Blues
12/09 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
12/10 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
12/11 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
12/12 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
12/13 Montreal, QC Metropolis
12/14 Quebec City, QC Imperial

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