Montreal based, melodic death metal band YOUR LAST WISH have inked a worldwide deal with Canadian label Maple Metal Records to release their 2nd full-length album “Desolation”. The North American release date is scheduled for May 1st, and the Worldwide release date is set for June 4th.
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Another prominent name in the tricolor metal scene will attend the new album by Heretic’s Dreams, entitled “Walk in time”, whose output is expected to next September, with the support of Videoradio Music Publishing. After announcing the presence of Terence Holler, voice of Eldricht, in the song “Fighting Times”, Francesca Di Ventura & co. will host in the song “Outcasted” the famous guitarist Steve Volta, current member of Pino Scotto’s band, as well as Pandemonium and Perpetual Fire. Another notable guest will be Gabriele Caselli of the Eldricht, who will play the keyboards in “The Broken Silence”, a song currently in the works. In the next days, the new single track of the new album entitled “Chains of Blood” will be released, recorded in the last february in the Kicks Studio in Rome with the presence of the master guitar Gabriele Bellini. To the tune of “Chains of Blood” , Heretic’s Dream have created a video clip edited by Apexhouse studio of Stevenage, entirely filmed in London. The same video will be released at the same time with the new single track. The band discloses the name of the new bassist Valerio Cascone, already present at the recording of “Chains of Blood”. A former graduate at St.Louis College of Music and former member of Putrid Fusion and Nerodia, the new component boasts an activity that ranges from grunge, punk, hardcore, trash and grind. In the next weeks, will be announced the names of two more guests of considerable artistic stature.
“Chains Of Blood” Video:http://youtu.be/GrI9ZpLex18
FREEDOMS REIGN, featuring FATES WARNING’s original guitarist and founding member Victor Arduini, are streaming a new track from their forthcoming self-titled release.
Titled “Shadows of Doubt,” the track is the first single off of the album that Arduini’s comeback to the Metal world since he left FATES WARNING after the release of The Spectre Within in 1985. Stream “Shadows of Doubt” at this location.
Michael Amott, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS’ guitarist and main songwriter, comments about “Kingmaker”:
“Here’s another taste of our forthcoming opus ‘Earth Blues’…behold the ‘Kingmaker’! Looking forward to hitting the road in a few days and jamming new and old songs on stage!”
Dame-Nation V is the fifth independent female fronted hard rock festival that signs bands from all parts of North America. www.dame-nation.com
The first North American female fronted hard rock fest, Dame-Nation™, will be hosting it’s fifth annual event in Chicago, IL on August 15th, 2013. Dame-Nation V will be a must-be-at event this summer as former Century Media artists and the recently
reunited, Luna Mortis, are set to perform at Reggies Chicago in The Rock Room. Dame-Nation owner and producer Eric Sanchez, comments, “I had the pleasure of finally meeting Mary from Luna Mortis a month or so ago. We were able to discuss a topic that I’ve wanted to ask for quite a few years, but didn’t have a chance since Luna Mortis was broken up. I had heard that they were reuniting and wanted to know if they would like to headline the 5th anniversary of Dame-Nation. This year is a special
one for me and to have Mary and the boys be a part of this years festivities will make it even more memorable for everyone involved, including the fans.”
“The Burden of Sorrow” to be released April 16th on Metal Blade Records
It’s a struggle for some bands to get started, while others appear to seamlessly come together. With years of perspective and experience, the three members of Pyrithion – Tim Lambesis, Ryan Glisan, and Andy Godwin – have created a dark and intense death metal record almost overnight. The individual members’ prior success aside, the music speaks for itself. A brand new guitar demonstration video for The Invention of Hatred has been made available on-line. Fans can watch Ryan Glisan play through the song here: metalblade.com/pyrithion.
Ryan Glisan adds, “In cooperation with Jackson Guitars, I have decided to start doing a series of demonstration videos as well as youtube lessons and product demos, so to start, here is a quick play-through demonstration video of the Pyrithion song “The Invention of Hatred” off our upcoming EP, “The Burden of Sorrow”, which we will be releasing via Metal Blade Records April 16.
Pyrithion’s debut release, The Burden of Sorrow, stands as a showcase of what the members are capable of putting together over what merely amounted to an extended weekend. The total potential in Pyrithion is incredible and there is much anticipation for how the band will continue to develop as they prepare for a full length record.
Canadian hard rockers FAMOUS UNDERGROUND – the new project of Nick Walsh, formerly frontman of SLIK TOXIK, together with his long-time bassist/musical partner Laurie-Anne Green at his side – recently inked a world-wide two album deal with German label Dust On The Tracks Records(DOTT).
The group’s self-titled debut album, which is slated for release on June 7th, will be released through Sony (Europe), MVD (USA), RSK (UK) and Universal (Canada).
New Jersey Scene Leaders BEYOND DISHONOR Release New ‘Breaking Bad’ Inspired Music Video for ‘Heisenberg’ – New EP ‘Generations’ Drops June 2013
Trenton, New Jersey metalcore mainstays BEYOND DISHONOR have released a music video for their first single, entitled ‘Heisenberg’, today via their official YouTube channel. Watch here – http://youtu.be/BLRfAGgK23Y. Any fan of the hit television drama ‘Breaking Bad’ will immediately recognize that ‘Heisenberg’ is a tribute to the popular show— complete with yellow meth lab suits, greasy cigar-smoking drug kingpins, shady factory laboratories galore and more. ‘Heisenberg’ is cut from the band’s upcoming EP Generations, set to drop in June 2013.
“It’s an obvious homage to one of our favorite pieces of entertainment, but it is wrapped around a stronger metaphor – just as Walt perfects the formula against his better judgement, so too are we forced to find and perfect the formula for notice and respect in this tumultuous industry and genre,” states lead vocalist Reese Dunlap. “That theme is referenced throughout the song, and goes one step further in the video, where we are, in a sense, a victim of this formulaic control. It is only when we have ‘perfected the formula’ that we can finally escape mediocrity.”
En Route To Heavy MTL: Round 5: Epic/Prog Night Guest Judges James Labrie (Dream Theater) & Dominic ‘Forest’ Lapointe (Augury, Beyond Creation)
Following the success of the inaugural edition in 2012, Dungeon Works Productions and Evenko are proud to present En Route to Heavy MTL 2013 and the selected twenty bands that will be participating from the months of January to June to win one of two opening slots at this year’s 2013 HVY MTL.
Today’s digital age has made metal more accessible than ever as the internet has been a key tool in creating word of mouth between metal fans and their love for the music. Irish extreme metal band CHOSEN recently demonstrated this by offering their debut album ‘Resolution’ for free download via their official website www.chosen.ie, which has now reached over 5,000 FREE downloads since its release on March 30th.
Drummer / Percussionist David McCann is proud to comment the following:
“We’re simply blown away by overall response to ‘Resolution’ and could never have predicted this intense level of interest. While 5,000 downloads in just one week may seem relatively small in the grand scheme of things, for a niche band such as ourselves it’s more than we could have ever expected and only reinforces the notion than putting this album up for free download was the right move.”
POWERWOLF has spilled blood and sweat to finish the mix for the predecessor of Blood Of The Saints at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. Get ready for a really monstrous masterpiece and expect more updates with regard to the upcoming album.
After the enormous success of the Wolfsnächte Tour in 2012, the wolves will conquer Europe again under the banner of Wolfsnächte Tour 2013 this year.
Tour dates (with MAJESTY, BATTLE BEAST, as well as ASHES OF ARES and WISDOM on select dates) include…
FEAR FACTORY will embark on their first full headlining tour in support of 2012’s conceptual mega-album The Industrialist. Performances begin next week, with the tour set to visit 38 cities throughout the US and Canada. The tour represents the first live dates by the band on American soil in nearly a year. The World Industrialist tour will feature support from Hate Eternal and Kobra And The Lotus.
Speaking with Full Metal Jackie, vocalist Burton C. Bell describes The Industrialist as, “a very deliberate album and one that came about very naturally to us. There is something so tight about the album. Focus is the one thing that is on this record that doesn’t really appear on any of our other records. The focus of the music, the sounds, the aggression and the concept. Everything had its purpose and we knew exactly what we were doing and what we had to do.”
Steve Harris British Lion with support act Zico Chain on European Tour 2013 at Kulturbolaget Malmoe, Sweden
Steve Harris British Lion
European Tour 2013
Zico Chain – support act
Kulturbolaget, Malmo, Sweden
March 12, 2013
Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall
Hellish Rock Part II:
HELLOWEEN & GAMMA RAY
Pakkahuone Tampere Finland
The 30th of March 2013
The leading names in German power metal conquered Finland yet again with Hellish Rock Tour Pt II. Hellish Rock Pt II will be crisscrossing the global the whole year, in Europe, Asia, etc. All the three gigs on the Finnish soil were totally packed as over 4000 people had arrived to witness Gamma Ray and Helloween on the stage again. Both the bands truly enjoy a loyal and even a bit of a fanatical following amongst the Finnish metal fans. That could be witnessed at the Tampere show, when the venue was nearly to explode when over 1000 fans had crawled in. Therefore, moving to any side was more or less a “mission impossible” task. The night was definitely full of triumphant power metal as both Gamma Ray and Helloween delivered a fistful of power metal with catchy melodies.
According to Hollywoodreporter.com, BLACK SABBATH will do a cameo in CSI’s season finale. In the lead-up to the release of their upcoming album, 13, the band will appear in the finale of the crime drama on May 15, CBS announced Wednesday. The band will play a concert in the show attended by some of the characters. The performance in CSI will debut 13′s first single, ‘End Of The Beginning’.
“When we first heard that Black Sabbath was interested in premiering a song on CSI from their first studio album in 35 years, we were all really excited,” said the show’s executive producer, Don McGill, in a release. “So many of us are longtime fans.”
Sabbath’s Geezer Butler adds: “I’ve seen almost every episode of CSI, so it’s cool to say I’m actually in the season finale! Black Sabbath will be playing a track from the new album; watch out for it!”