Edenbridge – New Video For “Higher”

June 18th, 2010
by EvilG

Fans of the Austrian Symphonic Metal masters Edenbridge may watch the clip to the new hit “Higher” below!

The new album “Solitaire” will hit the streets in early July!


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Killitorous Release New Music Video

June 18th, 2010
by EvilG

Ottawa technical Death Grind band Killitorous(featuring Eric Morotti from Blind Witness on drums) has released a new music for a song off their upcoming EP called: “Carving a Totem pole a top blood mountain whilst enslaving the local mountain-folk population as cattle…”

The debut EP entitled “PRETEND TO MAKE BABIES” is currently beinyg mixed and mastered with Chris Donaldson(CRYTOPSY, THE AGONIST, NEURAXIS…) and should be expected July 5th everywhere….


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June 18th, 2010
by EvilG
Vocalist Urban Breed

Vocalist Urban Breed

American progressive metallers DARK EMPIRE have announced the addition of Swedish vocalist Urban Breed (PYRAMAZE, BLOODBOUND, TAD MOROSE) to the group’s ranks. Urban replaces Jens Carlsson (PERSUADER, SAVAGE CIRCUS), who split from the band on good terms in 2008.

Commented DARK EMPIRE bandleader/guitarist Matt Moliti: “I cannot express how thrilled I am to be collaborating with Urban. His vocals have the perfect blend of power and dynamics that I think will truly take DARK EMPIRE’s music to the next level. I’m excited as hell for people to hear the material!”

Demo samples from DARK EMPIRE’s forthcoming third album, “From Refuge To Ruin”, will be posted to the band’s MySpace page in the coming weeks.

Regarding the sound of DARK EMPIRE’s new songs, Matt said, “The new material has the sound that was established on [2008’s] ‘Humanity Dethroned’, but we’ve added some new elements, such as seven-string guitars, mellotrons, and a good deal of old-school doom metal and ’70s prog-rock influence. I really think these were the missing puzzle pieces and what we’re going to present on ‘From Refuge To Ruin’ is the ultimate culmination of what I started back in 2004. We’re looking at nine songs, with two that are near or over the 10-minute mark. We’ll also be doing two covers for bonus tracks. More details on all of that to come.”

He added, “We will start recording in the fall with producer Jeremy Krull. We’re also in talks with drummers, and we should be able to make a final announcement on who will be performing on the album soon. The plans are for a spring 2011 release.”

DARK EMPIRE released its sophomore effort, “Humanity Dethroned”, in 2008 on Killzone Records.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/darkempireband.


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ILL DISPOSED Drummer To Sit Out 6 Shows

June 18th, 2010
by EvilG

Our drummer Thomas is forced to sit out 6 shows in June/July and will be temporarily replaced by our very good friend Morten Toft Hansen (Raunchy).

The shows are:

28.06 – Kristiansand (NO)

29.06 – Aarhus (DK)

30.06 – Copenhagen (DK)

01.07 – Flensburg (DE)

30.07 – Riedfest (DE)

31.07 – Eisenwahn Open Air (DE)

For more on the band visit: www.illdisposed.dk


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“Who Was I” at the Magic Circle Festival @ Metalcamp!

June 18th, 2010
by EvilG

Who Was I, the progressive brutal metal band from Melbourne, Florida, have been confirmed for Magic Circle Festival IV and will hit the main stage right after MANOWAR on July 11, 2010.

Known for their rhythmic unity, mind blowing grooves, explosive melodies and throaty lyrics Who Was I have been obliterating audiences in the US since 2005. Connections magazine boasts, “the combined talent in this band is absolutely staggering!!! Magnificently melodic, yet edgy songwriting with hints of good old American 80’s metal combined with modern metal of today.” Their appearance at Magic Circle Festval @ Metalcamp marks Who Was I’s very first concert outside the US and they are ready to take Europe by storm.

Who Was I CDs will be available at the Magic Circle Music merch booth.

For more on Who Was I please visit their myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/whowasirocks

For more on Magic Circle Festival at Metalcamp please visit: http://www.magiccirclefestival.com/


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KOZELJNIK: Insidious Serbian Black Metal set to unleash their second full-length

June 18th, 2010
by EvilG

Long Island, New York’s Paragon Records’ latest signing KOZELJNIK are set to unleash their second full-length Deeper The Fall this June 22nd. Hailing from Belgrade, Serbia, this malicious duo are sure to infect black metal fans across the globe with their brew of inspiring, ever-morphing product.

Running the creative gamut of black metal, each track on Deeper The Fall melds elements of savage, triumphant, depressive, antagonistic, schizophrenic, and anguished songcraft, roaming all realms of the genre, and leaving not one moment of the release to waste. Featuring members of other current Serbian acts The Stone and May Result, the pair bring on extra musicians for live performances, but otherwise mastermind these clever passages between the two of them, and bring the creative force of two bands to the table with every KOZELJNIK anthem during the recording process. Fans of Negură Bunget, S.V.E.S.T., Mayhem, Enslaved, Bergraven and Corpus Cristii should certainly be intrigued.

Deeper The Fall Track Listing:

1. ThetruthisDeath.

2. The All-Consuming

3. Void To Final Consumption

4. Deeper The Fall

5. Breeding The Apocalypse

6. A.o.t.U.





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June 18th, 2010
by EvilG


Steve Bolognese of extreme metallers INTO ETERNITY will be joining Los Angeles thrashers RATTLEHEAD on their summer “THRASHED AND DETOURED 2010″ nationwide campaign alongside fellow thrash band HEXEN (OSM RECORDS).

RATTLEHEAD will be touring in support of their upcoming LP entitled “TALES FROM THE GUTTER” due out in early July 2010. Touring alongside will be HeXeN, supporting their acclaimed debut release “STATES OF INSURGENCY”

The tour will cover over 30 shows in 35 days, with select east coast dates also featuring MANTIC RITUAL (NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS):

7/9/2010 Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky a GoGo

7/10/2010 Las Vegas, NV @ Lucky Lady

7/11/2010 Phoenix, AZ @ UB’s Bar

7/12/2010 Albuquerque, NM @ Warehouse 805

7/13/2010 Ft. Worth, TX @ Rock Dogs

7/14/2010 San Antonio, @ TX Ten Eleven

7/15/2010 Austin, TX @ Headhunters

7/16/2010 Jackson, MI @ The Warehouse

7/17/2010 Longwood, FL @ Liquid Scrips

7/18/2010 New Port Richey, FL @ Bourbon Street

7/19/2010 Atlanta, GA @ Lenny’s

7/20/2010 Springfield, VA @ TBA w/ Mantic Ritual

7/21/2010 Bethlehem, PA @ Hard Bean Cafe w/ Mantic Ritual

7/22/2010 Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Diner w/ Mantic Ritual

7/23/2010 Montclair, NJ @ Meatlocker w/ Mantic Ritual

7/24/2010 Long Island, NY @ Broadway w/ Mantic Ritual

7/25/2010 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose w/ Mantic Ritual

7/26/2010 Cleveland, OH @ Now Thatís Class w/ Mantic Ritual

7/27/2010 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Mixtape

7/28/2010 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club

7/29/2010 Milwaukee, WI @ On The Limiter

7/30/2010 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mew’s

7/31/2010 Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers

8/1/2010 Wichita, KS @ OZ Cafe

8/2/2010 Denver, CO @ Lion’s Lair

8/3/2010 Salt Lake, UT @ Outer Rim

8/5/2010 Portland, OR @ Satyricon

8/6/2010 Seattle, WA @ Club Motor

8/7/2010 Medford, OR @ Musichead

8/8/2010 San Francisco, CA @ TBA

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.myspace.com/rattlehead /   www.myspace.com/hexen


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June 18th, 2010
by EvilG


All recordings and mixing are now complete for the forthcoming solo album from one of metal leading keyboard maestros – Mistheria. The keyboard wizard has checked in with the following guest updates.

Mark Boals (Royal Hunt, Ring of Fire, Y. Malmsteen) has completed his recordings on the song “Eye of the Storm – Metal Opera 82″. Of course, the song sounds nothing short of awesome! With a mix between elegant melody and metal power, Mark’s vocals made the song totally captivating! After long years trying to make real our collaboration, I’m really proud to feature Mark, one of the greatest metal singers, on my new album!

Mark comments, “This song brought back fond memories of the roots of Neo-Classic Metal. I had a blast recording it, and working with Mistheria!”

Rob Rock has posted the following statement on his involvement in the album.

“Recording for Mistheria was a pleasure for me. Lies and Deception is a great song we wrote together and the song is just full of monster musicians exploding all over the place. A very interesting song to be a part of. The song is also very energizing and my vocal performance is high octane, somewhat like my Wicked Maiden (Impellitteri) and Slayer of Souls (Rob Rock) vibe in a way. A very “live” vocal take, with lots of “on the spot” ad-libbing, which added a very emotional and natural performance attitude to the song. I really like it!” – RR

Italian Bass player Alberto Rigoni (Twinspirits / solo) completes the “Dragon Fire” album line-up. Thanks to a great mixture of perfect performance and powerful rich sound, Alberto did an excellent job recording whole album with his fantastic 6-strings Elrick Bass.

The album’s personel in full is: Vocals – John West, Mark Boals, Rob Rock, Titta Tani, Lance King.

Guitars – George Bellas, Roger Staffelbach, Emir Hot, Neil Zaza

Bass – Dino Fiorenza, Alberto Rigoni

Drums – John Macaluso

Lion Music can now confirm the track listing is as follows:

01. Dragon Fire.

02. Lies and Deception.

03. Killing the pain.

04. Two of us.

05. Metal Opera (part 1): A.D. 1982.

06. Metal Opera (part 2): Eye of the storm.

07. Now it’s never.

08. Fire and Flames.

09. The Prelude of my life.

10. Chopin Fantasy.

11. The power of one.

12. The Beast.

13. A beautiful dream.

Mistheria – Dragon’s Fire will see release later in 2010.


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June 18th, 2010
by EvilG


Silence doesn’t mean inactivity: Titta Tani is the new singer of Italian progressive metallers Ashent.

The band report: After a short but intense period of transition, the new Ashent line-up is finally completed. Titta Tani (Claudio Simonetti – Daemonia, Goblin, ex DGM and ex Necrophagia) officially joins the band, replacing the bands dear friend Steve Braun.After 5 years spent together, we friendly decided to follow different musical adventures, hoping to continue to improve ourselves as men, musicians and song-writers, with honesty and genuine passion. We wish Steve all the best, in order to reach new goals with his new band. Now, we are fully focused on the next gigs and we’re continuing the composition of our 3rd album that, with reasonable certainty, will be recorded during the next fall-winter period.

Steve’s statement: “Today is a very bittersweet day for me. My Ashent family and I have regretfully decided to part ways. Due to the economic problems in the world it was getting increasing harder to get over to Italy. After quite a few discussions we decided that the only way for Ashent to move forward is for them to look for a new singer. My wife Tara and I love our Ashent family and are sad that this period has to come to an end but we love Ashent too much to let it suffer because I couldn’t be a part as much as was needed. With this being said I couldn’t be happier that Titta has joined the Ashent family. He is an awesome singer as well as a great guy. We met last May when we did a few shows together and instantly I considered him a true friend. Thank you all for the memories and most of all your love and friendship. God Bless!!!!”

Titta’s personal statement: “Ashent welcome me as a family receives a relative who has been far away for a long time: with friendship and affection. And it’s FANTASTIC. To replace such an impressive singer as Steve is a challange that cannot be undervalued, but I will give the best of myself in order to find the way into the fans’ hearts of this amazing band!”

So guys, see you at the next gigs, and stay tuned checking the official pages.




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June 18th, 2010
by EvilG


Lion Music are delighted to announce the signing of progressive metallers Anthriel.

Hailing from Finland. Anthriel’s music can be described as a progressive metal band with straight metal and neo-classical influences. Formed in 2004 by Timo Niemisto (guitars), Antti Hakulinen (keyboards) and Jari Kuokkanen (drums) and Klaus Wirzenius (bass), it wasn’t until vocalist Simo Silvan joined in 2008 that the band really found their true direction.

With a style that is sure to appeal to fans of the likes of Symphony X, Adagio and Yngwie Malmsteen the bands debut album “The Pathway” is an absolute monster offering, possessing an exceptionally high standard of songwriting from start to finish with first class performances from all musicians, the final icing comes in the guise of an ultra powerful production which puts many of the genres leaders to shame.

“Anthriel – The Pathway” is set for release on October 15th 2010. More information on the album to follow soon. In the meantime check out the band at http://www.myspace.com/anthrielmusic where 2 samples can be heard from the debut album.


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All-Star Riff Rockers BLACK RIVER Unveil New Video

June 18th, 2010
by EvilG
BLACK RIVER - “Black’n’roll”

BLACK RIVER - “Black’n’roll”

All-star band BLACK RIVER, which features within its ranks members of Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Neolithic and Rootwater, are proud to unleash their first video for the song “Lucky In Hell” (see below) which comes off their upcoming new full-length Black ‘N’ Roll. The video features one of the most talented and popular Polish actresses – Magdalena Cielecka – who’s won several important awards over the years at cinema festivals in Edinburgh, Geneva, Tokyo and Gdynia, among others.

Black ‘N’ Roll is BLACK RIVER’s second full-length and offers 45 minutes of gritty, bar-ready riff rock anthems! The long player was recorded at Studio Sonus and Studio Gdansk, engineered by Malta (Behemoth) and debuted at #20 on the official Polish charts upon its European release earlier this year. Said guitarist Kay of the offering: “It has the taste of good whiskey, it smells with sweat of girls dancing at the strip bar and with odor of car tires burnt on tarmac.” For fans of The Cult, Monster Magnet and Danzig.

Black ‘N’ Roll will be released in North America by Armoury Records/Eagle Rock on July 20th.

Four tracks from the record are currently available at the band’s official MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/blackriverpl.
Black ‘N’ Roll Track Listing:

1. “Barf Bag”

2. “Isabel”

3. “Lucky In Hell”

4. “Black ‘N’ Roll”

5. “Breaking The Wall”

6. “Free Man”

7. “Too Far Away”

8. “Loaded Weapon”

9. “Morphine”

10. “Like A Bitch”

11. “Young ‘N’ Drunk”


Taff – Vocals (Neolithic, Testor, Geisha Goner, Rootwater)

Orion – Bass (Behemoth, Neolithic, Vesania)

Daray – Drums (Dimmu Borgir, Neolithic, Vader, Masachist, Faust et al)

Art – Guitars

Kay – Guitars (Kayzen, Kashtany, Neolithic)

Check the clip out here:




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RAMESSES Album Launch Party In London Tonight

June 18th, 2010
by EvilG

UK doom trio RAMESSES are throwing a launch party at Rough Trade East in London tonight, in celebration of their latest opus Take The Curse, to be released on Monday, June 21st. RAMESSES takes the stage for a devastating live set showcasing some new material from Take The Curse.

The festivities will also include special DJ sets by Jake and Dinos Chapman, the internationally renowned visionaries behind the brutally brilliant sculpture “Fucking Hell” which was used exclusively for the layout of Take The Curse.

This will be the last live show for RAMESSES until their autumn tour, which will be fully announced in the coming weeks.

RAMESSES Take the Curse – Album Launch Party:

Friday 18th June

Rough Trade East – London, England

Times: 6pm to 11pm (no admission after 10:15pm)

RAMESSES play live at 10pm

PLEASE NOTE – Tickets are free but limited to 100 wristbands that must be collected from Rough Trade. http://www.roughtrade.com/

RAMESSES were spawned in the woodland of Dorset, England. They have been disfiguring the innards of their army of devoted listeners since 2003 when drummer Mark Greening and guitarist Tim Bagshaw hooked up with Adam Richardson (bass + vox). In the intervening years, RAMESSES have ripped an incurable wound in the metal scene with killer live shows around the UK and Europe.




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Watain videointerview in four parts

June 18th, 2010
by EvilG

This is Imhotep’s best work thus far, and E. replies are great, with the result that this is a really good interview.

Imhotep’s Paul Kearns and Roy Kristensen drove to Stockholm to find out what’s hiding behind the (lawless) darkness. This interview was recorded at Watain’s rehearsal place.

In the first part they talk about the band, the Lair (rehearsal place / bar), “Sworn To The Dark”, the growing success and Dissection’s “Reinkaos”.

In the second part they talk about the (black metal) scene and (response) to the new album “Lawless Darkness”.

In the third part they talk about Watain’s lyrics.

In the fourth part they talk about the listeners, Carl McCoy / WATers of AIN and black metal.

Watain (10) part 1/4

Watain (10) part 2/4

Watain (10) part 3/4

Watain (10) part 4/4


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Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Added

June 18th, 2010
by EvilG
Summer Slaughter 2010

Summer Slaughter 2010

New dates have been added to this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour featuring Decapitated, The Faceless, All Shall perish, The Red Chord, Veil Of Maya, Cephalic Carnage, Decrepit Birth, Carnifex, Animals As Leaders, and Vital Remains .


7/19-Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
7/28-Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11

For a full list of dates and more information, please visit Myspace.com/SummerSlaughterTour.


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Mini Tour featuring Corrosion Of Conformity “Animosity” Lineup

June 18th, 2010
by EvilG
Corrosion Of Conformity "Animosity"

Corrosion Of Conformity "Animosity"

Southern Lord Recordings is proud to announce a West Coast mini-tour, featuring several SL artists as well as some very special opening and headlining guests.

Running from August 8th through 12th, the three-show tour features Southern Lord artists Eagle Twin, Black Breath and the return of Goatsnake. All of this is in addition to the headliner for the festivities; the recently reunited circa-1986 Animosity album lineup of Corrosion Of Conformity, featuring Woody Weatherman on guitar, Mike Dean on bass and vocals, and Reed Mullin on drums! The tour will also showcase openers Righteous Fool featuring Mike and Reed from C.O.C.

The string of dates kick off in Los Angeles at the Southern Lord sponsored The Power Of The Riff Festival, featuring this tour’s full lineup as well as countless other brutal acts including Repulsion, Trap Them, Nails, From Ashes Rise and more. The full lineup and info behind the fest will be announced soon.

Southern Lord West Coast Mini Tour:

8/08/2010 Echo and Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA @ The Power of the Riff Fest

8/10/2010 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA [buy tickets]

8/12/2010 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA [buy tickets]






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