NEURAXIS streaming Savior and Destroyer

February 1st, 2011
by EvilG

NEURAXIS streaming “Savior and Destroyer” song from the upcoming album ASYLON on starting today!

Go HERE ( to listen to Savior and Destroyer.

Asylon will be released in North America on Feb. 15/11 and was recorded at Wildsound Studio with producer Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Last Felony, The Agonist). The cover art was created by artist Dennis Sibeijn of Damnengine Artwork, who worked with the band on their previous album, “The Thin Line Between,” as well with Job For A Cowboy, Chimaira and more.

The technical death metal outfit was founded in 1994 and has done time on the road with bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Despised Icon, The Faceless and took part in the 2008 Canadian Summer Slaughter Tour, with Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Beneath the Massacre and more.

See NEURAXIS on the following dates:

2/5     Drummondville, QC @ Drummondville Metalfest/ Salle Gaston Mandeville
2/10   Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – Mavericks #
2/11   Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s #
2/12   Cleveland, OH – Pirate’s Cove #
2/13   Nashville, TN – The Muse #
2/15   Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade *
2/16   Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall *
2/17   Raleigh, NC – Volume 11 *
2/18   Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero *
2/19   Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall *
2/20   Worcester, MA – The Palladium *
2/21   New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre *
2/22   Quebec City,  QUE –  Imperial de Quebec *
2/23   Montreal, QUE – Cafe Campus *
2/24   London, ONT – Music Hall *
2/25   Toronto, ONT –  Opera House *
2/26   Chicago, IL – Reggie Rock Club *
2/27   Detroit, MI – Blondie’s *
2/28   Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall *
3/1     Tulsa, OK – Marquee *
3/2     Denver, CO –  Bluebird Theater *
3/4     Seattle, WA – El Corazon *
3/5     Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre *
3/7     Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon *
3/8     Los Angeles, CA – Key Club *
3/9     San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick *
3/10   Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse *
3/11   Amirillo, TX – The War Legion Underground #
3/12   Ft Worth, TX – Rail Club #
3/13   Houston, TX – Numbers #
3/15   Tampa, FL – Brass Mug #
3/16   Nashville, TN – The Muse(2nd show) #
3/17   Newport News, VA – Budda’s Place #
3/18   Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar and Grill #
3/19   Manchester, NH – Rocko’s #
4/18   Toronto, ON – Opera House $
4/19   Quebec , QC – Imperial $
4/20   Montreal, QC – Club Soda $
4/21   Ottawa, ON – Mavericks $
4/22   Worcester, MA – Palladium $
4/23   Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom $
4/24   Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero $
4/25   New York, NY – The Gramercy Theater $
4/26   Charlotte, NC – The Tremont Hall $
4/27   Orlando, FL – The Club At Firestone $
4/28   Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room $
4/29   Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade $
5/01   Tyler, TX – Clicks $
5/02   Houston, TX – Scout Bar $
5/03   Dallas, TX – Trees $
5/04   Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory $
5/05   Lubbock, TX – Jake’s $
5/06   Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater $
5/07   Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse $
5/08   Tuscson, AZ – Club DV8 $
5/09   San Diego, CA – House Of Blues $
5/10   Reno, NV – Knitting Factory $
5/11   San Francisco, CA – The Grand Ballroom $
5/12   Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater $
5/13   Seattle, WA – El Corazon $
5/14   Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory $
5/16   Englewood, CO – Gothic Theater $
5/17   Wichita, KS – The OZ Café $
5/18   St Paul, MN – Station 4 $
5/19   Chicago, IL – Reggie Rock Club $
5/20   Detroit, MI – Blondie’s $
5/21   Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall $
5/22   Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s $
5/23   Louisville, KY – Expo Five $
5/24   Milwaukee, WI – Rave $
5/26   Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo $
5/27   Regina, SK – The Exchange $
5/28   Calgary, AB – Dickens $
5/29   Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room $
5/30   Prince George, BC – Third $

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Indestructible Noise Command and Post ‘God Loves Violence’ – Free for Download Today

February 1st, 2011
by EvilG

Set to Release New Full-Length Album, Heaven Sent, Hellbound, This Spring

New EP Bleed the Line hits #11 on the CMJ Loud Rock Charts!

Internationally established thrash metal band INDESTRUCTIBLE NOISE COMMAND and have just posted a free download ‘God Loves Violence’, the new single cut from the band’s current EP Bleed the Line, and also from their upcoming full-length, Heaven Sent, Hellbound. The track is produced by Fredrik Nordström (At the Gates, In Flames, Opeth). Head to this link to download the track now!

INDESTRUCTIBLE NOISE COMMAND recently announced their signing with UK record label Rising Records. The band will be releasing a new full-length album later this spring with the label, entitled Heaven Sent, Hellbound. The release is being produced by world-famous record producer Fredrik Nordström (At the Gates, In Flames, Opeth), and the artwork is illustrated by famous artist Sam Shearon (Iron Maiden, Rob Zombie, Fear Factory).

In it’s first week, INDESTRUCTIBLE NOISE COMMAND’s new EP Bleed the Line debuted at #4 Most Added on the CMJ Loud Rock charts. The EP entered the charts at #12 and is currently on the cusp of the top 10 at #11. The EP is currently spinning at many college and commercial radio stations nationwide.

Bleed the Line EP is available now in digital format. Fans can download the record at iTunes and now. The Bleed the Line EP was written, recorded and produced by the band between the spring and summer of 2010, aside from the single ‘God Loves Violence’, which was cut by seasoned producer Fredrik Nordström (At the Gates, In Flames, Opeth). The Bleed the Line EP is released on the band’s label, M90 Records, and is the first music that the band has released in 20 years. The artwork for the Bleed the Line EP was illustrated by Dennis Guevera.

EP tracklisting:

1- God Loves Violence (Fredrik Nordström mix)
2- Bleed the Line
3- Rain (feat. Ron Thal of Guns N’ Roses)
4- Full Metal Jacket
5- If I Were President
6- Fueled By Regret recently posted the brand new music video for the single ‘God Loves Violence’. Head to this link to view the new video. An original music video depicting scenes of violence and war was posted on YouTube several months ago, but after receiving over 100,000 views in under two weeks, the video was banned. This new video was filmed by New York City based filmmaker Justin Johnson. Justin is known for his popular short political satire, Hillary in Bosnia, which has over 2.4 million views, and was featured on Fox News and other TV outlets.

In a recent interview with Metal Sanaz, guitarist Erik Barath mentions more upcoming plans for the band. “We will shoot another video in April and planning to tour the UK in the summer and hopefully other parts of Europe as well. We want to play the US end of summer, start of fall but things change all the time and we may tour sooner.”

Through humble beginnings in Connecticut, INDESTRUCTIBLE NOISE COMMAND exceeded their own expectations and the expectations of others with two successful full-length Giant Records releases, Razorback (1987) and The Visitor (1988). Giant Records signed I.N.C. after witnessing the band’s crushing live performances with the likes of Exodus, Megadeth and King Diamond; all of which taking place only six months after they had graduated high school. In 1988 with The Visitor, the band hit #1 on the CMJ Metal charts and stole the U.K. #2 Import slot out from underneath Aerosmith. Now based in New York City, the band is back with their Bleed the Line EP and Heaven Sent, Hellbound. I.N.C. is an original pioneer of the thrash metal scene, resurrected in order to take back a genre recently flooded with neo-thrash carbon copies. Revived and back with a vengeance, I.N.C. is ready to prove ownership of the scene in 2011.


Erik Barath – Guitar

Tony Fabrizi – Guitar

Dennis Gergely – Vocals

Dennis Leeflang – Drums

Samuel J. Roon – Bass

For more information on INDESTRUCTIBLE NOISE COMMAND, please visit these sites:

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Line-Up For 2011 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

February 1st, 2011
by EvilG

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter it’s teenage years this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the event will take place on Thursday April 14, Friday April 15 and Saturday April 16. As per usual this is an ALL AGES festival.

Bands performing on Thursday April 14 include Attack Attack, Vanna, MyChildren MyBride, Our Last Night, Stray From The Path, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Bullet For Pretty Boy, Lions Lions, Armor For The Broken, This Or The Apocalypse, I The Breather, Across The Sun, Too Late The Hero, Attila, Plee For Purging, Dr. Acula, The Crimson Armada, Legacy, Counterparts, Legion and others.  Doors open at 1:00PM. Festival runs  from 1:00pm to 10:45PM.

Friday April 15 will include performances from Biohazard, Bury Your Dead (featuring the return of Mat Bruso doing the first three records “You Had Me At Hello” “Beauty and the Breakdown” and “Cover Your Tracks”), Terror, Cruel Hand, Your Demise, Thy Will Be Done,  This Is Hell, The Carrier, Suffocate, Murder Death Kill, Terror, Stick To Your Guns, Trapped Under Ice, First Blood, Lionheart, Shai Hulud, Close Your Eyes, Legend, Monsters, The Great Commission, The Greenery, Hundreth, King Conquer, Betrayal and more to be added.Doors open at 12:00PM. Festival runs  from 12:00PM to 12:45AM.

Bands performing on Saturday April 16 include Hatebreed, Between The Buried And Me, Job For A Cowboy, The  Ocean, Carnifax, Oceano, Born Of Osiris, Dying Fetus, Skeletonwitch, Lazarus A.D., Beneath The Massacre, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, 3 Inches Of Blood, Within The Ruins, Contortionist, Volumes, Molotov Solution, Nails, Hung, Sons Of Aurelius, A Life Once Lost, Confrontation, Last Chance To Reason, Revocation, Structures, Withered, Wretched and more to be added. Doors open at 12:00PM. Festival runs  from 12:00PM to 12:45AM.

Tickets for Thursday cost $25. Friday and Saturday individual day tickets cost $30. A 3-day ticket costs $79 BUT if you buy them before February 15 they cost $69.  All tickets are on sale FRIDAY FEBRUARY 4 @ 10AM at all FYE Stores, online at or call (800) 477-6849.

Sponsors this year include Monster Energy Drink, All In Merchandise, Ibanez, Tama, D’Addario, Atticus Black, Metal Blade Records, Artery Recordings and Hails & Horns Magazine.  Heavy Hitter coordinates all our radio promotions, Mazur Pr coordinates our media inquiries and Metal Injection supplies fans with all the videos and interviews on their site so you can get a preview of all the bands to perform. Jeremy Saffer from and Aaron Peppelis from provide all the official festival photos.


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February 1st, 2011
by EvilG


Los Angeles-based painter/cartoonist Tom Neely has dedicated his talents to creating the official artwork for the FIRST ANNUAL HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL, set to take place at the Downtown Independent Cinema in Los Angeles, California this coming March 31st through April 3rd, 2011.

Festival organizer and long-time metalhead Samuel Douek states the following about his collaboration with Neely:  “Hollywood has certainly seen a fair amount of film festivals, but none as heavy as this!  The artwork celebrates the heavy arrival of metal in Hollywood and I’m very happy with Tom Neely’s fingerprints being all over this soon-to-be historical event.”

On his involvement with the HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL artist Tom Neely shares:  “Being the first edition of this festival, I wanted to make sure the arrival of the festival in L.A. was noted.  What better than to say: Hell descends on Hollywood!”

There is still an open call for submissions, which can include full-length features, documentaries, shorts, “making-of”s and live concerts.  The only required theme is that the footage focus on heavy metal music.  Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 11th, 2011.  Filmmakers, please write in to for specs.

The program for the HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL will be finalized and announced on Friday, February 18th, 2011.

For more information about submitting to the film festival or volunteering for the event, please write in to

Visit the HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL online on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter to be among the first to receive updates!

Learn more about Tom Neely and his twisted art & comics at:  Read his interview with The Comics Reporter here.

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February 1st, 2011
by EvilG


“The first time HAMMERFALL was here [in Nashville],” writes scribe Mark Groman, “eleven years ago, it was for the recording of [2000’s] Renegade at Michael Wagner’s studio, adjacent to ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann’s farm. Instead of a classic metal tunesmith, the Hammers have opted for a contemporary, some might say cutting edge, producer, in SIXX: A.M. singer James Michael (PAPA ROACH, TRAPT, SALIVA) . . . [T]he band recorded 11:30 am – 3 pm daily, allowing Michael to do his magic throughout the night. He was still tinkering, dialing in sounds during our playback. The producer felt many of the lyrics stand on their own, as poetry, and opted for a “guerilla attitude, a spontaneity to just go for it,” with the vocals. Cans, for one, was ecstatic with the results.”

In this world exclusive in-studio feature, vocalist Joacim Cans states: “I don’t know exactly where the idea to use James came from, but I’m so into Sixx: A.M.  Then I found out he’s not only the singer, but the songwriter and producer [of the band].  I envisioned this album in a certain way and wondered what a guy like James could do with HAMMERFALL. We have our sound, our songs… what could he do with a heavy metal album to make it modern, without losing the soul?  I wanted to open up HAMMERFALL, make it a bit more interesting. We’ve been working with (producer) Charlie Bauerfeind since 2002. I wanted to make a different record, one that sounds different to everything else (in our catalog).”

Groman gives a track-by-track breakdown of songs that will appear on the new album, with commentaries throughout by the band members.  Read the exclusive online report here.

The next two in-studio chats with HAMMERFALL members are as follows:

  • Guitarist Oscar Dronjak this Thursday, February 3rd at 9 a.m. PACIFIC / 12 p.m. EASTERN / 6 p.m. (18:00) CET.
  • Drummer Anders Johansson this Saturday, February 5th at 8:30 a.m. PACIFIC / 11:30 a.m. EASTERN / 5:30 p.m. (17:30) CET.

HAMMERFALL continue to work on the recording of their new album with producer James Michael (Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, SIXX:AM, Meat Loaf).  The as-yet-untitled new release is the follow-up to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory (which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart) and will be available in Europe on May 20th.  A summer release date in North America is expected.

View the band’s latest video blog installment, “Zombified,” here.

No Sacrifice, No Victory achieved gold status in Sweden for sales in excess of 20,000 copies.  The album registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe: #2 in Sweden, #7 in Germany, #20 in Switzerland, #21 in the U.K. (Indie Albums chart), #25 in Austria, #46 in Norway, and #95 in France.

Visit HAMMERFALL online at, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter and at

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Progressive Power Metal band “Tangent Plane” announce the release of the “Project Elimi”

February 1st, 2011
by EvilG

The mix and mastering for the new TANGENT PLANE album “PROJECT ELIMI“, are already done at the Prophecy and Music Factory Studios Kempten/Germany under the supervision of R.D.LIAPAKIS and C. SCHMID (Mystic Prophecy, Suicidal Angels, Orden Ogan, Eldritch, etc.).

Artwork by Jonas Kawalek (Mystic Prophecy, Devils Train).

Release Date: 25th March 2011 over the 7HARD label.

Watch out for big promotion in magazines like ROCK HARD, HEAVY, ROCK TRIBUNE, LEGACY, INHARD, ECLIPSED, ROCK IT, etc.


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February 1st, 2011
by EvilG

Oscar Dronjak, guitarist for the Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL, is a maniac for music, but ask him what he dedicates most of his time to outside of recording new albums & touring and the response is both quick & passionate: mixed martial arts, and the UFC, in particular.

When it comes to having knowledge about the latest news or controversies in the world’s fastest growing sport, Dronjak is the MMA go-to guy in the metal world.  “[T]he first UFC event I watched was Ultimate Ultimate 1996.  That was all it took; I was instantly hooked to the beautiful combination of violence and technique,” he confesses.

In the first installment of his weekly blog, Dronjak discusses his jump from being a pro-wresting fan to his introduction to the MMA world, censorship in Sweden, and how the metal underground wasn’t the only scene with a tape-trading community.  Read the full blog here.

Having teamed up with producer James Michael (Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, SIXX:AM, Meat Loaf), HAMMERFALL are currently finishing up the recording of their new album, which is the follow-up to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory (which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart).  The as-yet-untitled new release will be available in Europe on May 20th.  A summer release date in North America is expected.

View the band’s latest video blog installment, “Zombified,” here.

No Sacrifice, No Victory achieved gold status in Sweden for sales in excess of 20,000 copies.  The album registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe: #2 in Sweden, #7 in Germany, #20 in Switzerland, #21 in the U.K. (Indie Albums chart), #25 in Austria, #46 in Norway, and #95 in France.

Visit HAMMERFALL online at, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter and at

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SEPULTURA: Second Studio Blog Posted

February 1st, 2011
by EvilG

Legendary Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA, have posted the second of several video updates from the studio where they are recording their new album. View the clip here

SEPULTURA has tapped Roy Z. (JUDAS PRIEST, HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN) to produce the group’s new CD, slated for an early summer release. The CD is once again being recorded at Trama Studios in São Paulo, Brazil.

SEPULTURA will return to the US for a massive headlining tour next April/May in support of their upcoming Nuclear Blast Records debut! Joining them will be a veritable united nations on metal in the form of Austria’s BELPHEGOR, Norway’s KEEP OF KALESSIN, Poland’s HATE, Montreal Canada’s NEURAXIS, and California based thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD. Starting May 23 Seattle Washington’s own insanely heavy, melodic metal kings NEVERMORE, will replace bondage obsessed blackened death metallers BELPHEGOR to finish out the tour.

04/18/11  The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA

04/19/11  Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA

04/20/11  Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA

04/22/11  The Palladium – Worcester, MA

04/23/11  Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

04/24/11  The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

04/25/11  The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

04/26/11  Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

04/27/11  The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL

04/28/11  Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

04/29/11  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

05/01/11  Clicks – Tyler, TX

05/02/11  Scout Bar – Houston, TX

05/03/11  Trees – Dallas, TX

05/05/11  Jake’s – Lubbock, TX

05/06/11  Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

05/07/11  The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ  (w/ D.R.I.)

05/08/11  Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ  (w/ D.R.I.)

05/09/11  House of Blues – San Diego, CA

05/10/11  The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

05/11/11  The Grand Ballroom at Regency Center – San Francisco, CA

05/12/11  Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

05/13/11  El Corazon – Seattle, WA

05/14/11  The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

05/16/11  Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO

05/18/11  Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

05/19/11  Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL

05/20/11  Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

05/21/11  Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

05/22/11  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
05/23/11  Expo Five – Louisville, KY

05/24/11  The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

05/26/11  The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA

05/27/11  The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA

05/28/11  Dickens – Calgary, AB – CANADA

05/29/11  Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA

05/31/11  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
SEPULTURA have now added a special event VIP ticket for a pre-show meet-and-greet to take place one hour before doors. Each night, fans will get to meet and greet SEPULTURA. VIP and reduced service charge tickets on sale now exclusively through Tickets also on sale through all other normal ticketing systems.
SEPULTURA recently inked a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band will enter the studio before the end of the year to begin work on a new studio album for a 2011 release.

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February 1st, 2011
by EvilG

Italian progressive metal band Twinspirits return with their third album “Legacy” on 18th February 2011. “Legacy” takes all the best aspects of the bands previous two releases and adds a heavier dynamic and more cohesive sound thanks to a fixed line-up, the same that delivered the highly praised “The Forbidden City” and spent time on the road promoting that release.

“Legacy” marks the second album of vocalist Göran Nyström in the band, and his voice delivers another commanding performance over the material penned by band mastermind and keyboardist Daniele Liverani. Guitarist Tommy Ermolli takes a heavier role this time round whilst the rhythm section of bassist Alberto Rigoni and drummer Dario Ciccioni hold down the complex patterns with precision.

“Legacy” is divided in 2 main parts. In the first part we have 6 powerful straight ahead songs, still being progressive in nature and with a more direct feel to them than has been heard from the band before. The second part of the album is a multi suite movement, “The Endless Sleep”, divided in 5 songs (symphonic intro + 4 songs) that is more like an album within an album being very theatrical and visionary.

On the albums lyrical slant Liverani comments, “Lyrically the first 6 songs are independent to the suite, and are cover subject, including personal experiences, thoughts about life in this era, and different kind of reflections of human beings into this modern world we are living in”.

“The second part, the suite, is covering a concept story that runs through a journey that the main character is undertaking after a premature death, whereby he’s discovering a role that he’s involved in after he passes away, and the meeting with a superior entity that is giving him a sort of second chance to get back to the human life to accomplish a human rescue mission as a second millennium messiah…a very struggling story that will be revealed part by part of “the endless sleep” 30 min. suite. The key points of the concept are in part “I’m leaving this world” where the main character describes the moment he passes away and his extra body experience, the song “Legacy” where we have the relationship between him and the superior entity that is explaining his new role in the afterlife, the songs “what am I supposed to do” is a very moving moment where he meets his parents while he’s back to human life temporary, and the final part “tell me the truth” continues the description of the relationship of the main character with his afterlife guide mentor”.

Twinspirits will be getting back on the road in spring 2011 promoting the new album with a tour and some European festival appearances.

A promotional video for ”Slave To This World” was released in January 2011 and has won strong praise from the bands fan base and beyond.

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February 1st, 2011
by EvilG
Canadian power metallers Borealis

Canadian power metallers Borealis

Lion Music are delighted to announce the signing of Canadian power metallers Borealis who will release their new album “Fall From Grace” on May 20th 2011.

With soaring vocals, lightning fast guitars and a rock solid backline, Borealis is bringing leather back, and dragging power metal up with it. It’s been that way from the start for these Canadian guys: all or nothing, and it shows in their music.

Musically Borealis leans towards the classic power metal sound, not too far removed from bands such as Evergrey or even Savatage in their prime, but also the more progressive bands like Vanden Plas or Dream Theater springs to mind here and there. It’s all about energy, aggression, melodies and finesse – and Borealis has it all in spades.

With an independently released debut safely in the bag, the band took it upon themselves to give ProgPower USA one heck of a kick-start when they visited the world famous festival in September of 2010, and with a 45 minute set comprised of songs from both the upcoming disc “Fall From Grace” as well as the debut made sure all 1100 people in attendance would leave with a positive memory of Borealis.

Their forthcoming offering “Fall From Grace” is sure to see the buzz generated by the bands performance at ProgPower USA reach a larger audience worldwide on May 20th 2011.

Full release information to follow shortly.





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Lion Music Sign No Gravity to the labels roster

February 1st, 2011
by EvilG

No Gravity are a new progressive metal band from guitarist Simone Fiorletta (Moonlight Comedy / solo) who see the release of their debut album “Worlds In Collision” on Lion Music on March 18th 2011.

No Gravity was born when the Italian guitarist developed ideas with the intention of producing an album with the best singers from the prog power world in a single package.

With a line up of vocalists Michele Luppi (Killing Touch), Andy Kuntz (Vanden Plas), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, Vision Divine), Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth), Mark Basile (DGM) and Emiliano Germani (Moonlight Comedy) the debut album “Worlds In Collision” certainly lives up to the promise of Fiorletta’s original vision.

No Gravity is completed by an equally skilled band in second guitarist Davide Perruzza, keyboardist Andrea De Paoli, bassist Andrea Casali and drummer Marco Aiello.

All music for the debut was composed by Simone Fiorletta whose main emphasis was to produce strong songs, whilst lyrics and vocal melody lines were written by each tracks respective singer.

Full release information to follow shortly.





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Thin Lizzy Booked For Sweden Rock 2011

February 1st, 2011
by EvilG

Thin Lizzy was one of the prime hard-rock bands of the 70s. During the years with legendary vocalist/bassist Phil Lynott at the helm, i.e. 1969-83, the band produced innumerable classic tracks like “Whisky in the Jar”, “Boys Are Back In Town”, “Jailbreak”, “Don’t Believe a Word” and “Cold Sweat”. Songs with a unique combination of groove, melody and ingenuity. No reunion was ever made before Lynott’s passing in 1986, but ten years later the surviving members of Thin Lizzy’s final line-up decided to start playing the classics again, under the old monicker. The line-up changed several times, and in 2009 Thin Lizzy seemed to face permanent dissolution. But no. May 2010 marked the band’s official return in its strongest incarnation for a very long time. Namely former Thin Lizzy-members Scott Gorham (guitar), Brian Downey (drums), Darren Wharton (keyboards) and Marco Mendoza (bass), along with guitarist Viv Campbell (Def Leppard, ex-Dio) and singer Ricky Warwick (ex-The Almighty). Saying that Thin Lizzy are welcome back to SRF would be an understatement, the legend is back with a vengeance!

Check out a new interview with THIN LIZZY here.

Read more under Bands 2011

It’s now less than 50! 4-day tickets left!

Confirmed bands so far out of a total of around 70:

Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest –
last show ever in Sweden
Whitesnake –
with very special guests
Rob Zombie
The Cult
Thin Lizzy
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Morbid Angel
Mr Big
Molly Hatchet
Rhapsody of Fire
Hardcore Superstar
The Haunted
The Damned
Jason & the Scorchers
Five Horse Johnson
Electric Wizard
Doc Holliday
Agent Steel
Dan Reed Band
Walter Trout
Mason Ruffner
Fläsket Brinner
Rage (Acoustic)

The tickets to Sweden Rock Festival 2011 are now released and you buy them directly online at our homepage.

More information at:

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BIRTH A.D. – Stillbirth of a Nation (and thrash ’til death!)

February 1st, 2011
by EvilG

In the fearsome tradition of crossover thrash forged by acts like D.R.I., S.O.D., C.O.C, and a lot of other bands with three-letter acronyms comes BIRTH A.D.! The band formed in 2008 in Austin, Texas, as a side project of Candlelight Recording artists and underground American black metal legion AVERSE SEFIRA, and have been kicking up an unholy racket ever since.

BIRTH A.D.‘s first offering is their self-produced EP, Stillbirth of a Nation. Their snarling crossover anthems stand a head and shoulders above the current thrash pack, combining the political fury of punk rock and balls-out intensity of vintage speed metal with their own metal thrashing madness. No gimmicks, no high-tops, no trends – Birth A.D. are the real fucking deal. Their debut effort is chaos incarnate, a raging slab of sociopolitical outrage and razor-edged riffs guaranteed to incite riots and draw blood.

The band’s inaugural outing was a successful eleven-date tour of Japan in October 2009, and since then have appeared with numerous high-profile touring thrash metal acts throughout the United States. BIRTH A.D. is currently working on new material and seeking label support in order to crush, kill, destroy!
BIRTH A.D. is:

Jeff Tandy – Yelling, Bass

Brian Morrison – Guitars

Mark Perry – Drums


Official Website:



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February 1st, 2011
by EvilG
Evile - Feb. 2011

Evile - Feb. 2011

British thrashers EVILE are set to kick off a headlining UK tour on February 9th in Manchester, with support from ELIMINATION and MUTANT.

EVILE recently launched a competition, in conjunction with Metal Hammer, to offer UK bands the chance to fill the final support slot at any one of the five shows on the upcoming tour.  EVILE themselves chose ten finalists for each of the cities, and the readers of Metal Hammer then voted to decide which five bands will get to share the stage with EVILE.

After thousands of votes, the winners for each city are now confirmed:

Manchester – BLUDVERA
Newcastle – VORTEX

See EVILE on tour in the UK with these bands plus ELIMINATION and MUTANT at the following shows:

09 February 2011 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
10 February 2011 – Newcastle, UK – Academy
11 February 2011 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
12 February 2011 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
13 February 2011 – London, UK – Underworld

View the tour flyer at

Get tickets for the shows now at

Both of EVILE’s albums, ENTER THE GRAVE and INFECTED NATIONS, are available now worldwide.  Get them in Europe at or in North America at

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February 1st, 2011
by EvilG

On 1st March 2011 the Bulgarian death metal artists will enter the studio to record their third album. The album will contain 9 new songs full of eternal pain. They will make a video to one of the songs. At the moment, the band is looking for a new label. The members of the band expect their album to be released as late as the end of 2011 or the beginning of 2012.



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