NEURAXIS Announce Track Listing for “Asylon”; Vocalist Alex Leblanc Comments on Album Title

January 13th, 2011
by EvilG
Neuraxis - Asylon

Neuraxis - Asylon

Montreal-based tech death metallers, NEURAXIS, have unveiled the track listing for their upcoming album, “Asylon,” which will be released in North America on February 15th, 2011.

The track, “Asylum,” debuted last week and can still be heard at Prosthetic Records’ webstore, where the official pre-order is now running.

The track listing is:

1. Reptile
2. Asylum
3. Savior and Destroyer
4. By The Flesh
5. Sinister
6. Trauma
7. Resilience
8. Purity
9. V
10. Left To Devour

Vocalist Alex Leblanc commented on the decision to title the album, “Asylon:” “’Asylum’ is the first song I wrote for the album.  It opened up a ton of ideas for all the other ones.  After I was done writing all the lyrics, I was looking for the word asylum in Latin.  I realized it did not exist but it did in ancient Greek.  The word ‘asylon’ had a deeper meaning so it was more fitting to use it to globalize the whole mood/concept of the album.”

“Asylon” 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.
NEURAXIS will support death metal masters Deicide in February and March and legendary extreme metal act, Sepultura in April and May.

See NEURAXIS on the following dates:
2/5            Drummondville, QC @ Drummondville Metalfest/ Salle Gaston Mandeville
2/10            Ottowa, 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              Tucson, 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 %
5/31              Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater %
# w/ Blackguard
* w/ Deicide, Belphegor, Pathology, Blackguard
$ w/ Sepultura, Belphegor, Hate, Keep Of Kalessin, Bonded By Blood
% w/ Sepultura, Nevermore, Hate, Keep of Kalessin, Bonded By Blood

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.

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Marc Rizzo and Offer Legionnaire Track ‘Release the Kraken’ for Download

January 13th, 2011
by EvilG


Marc Rizzo Touring Solo — Now Through January 30th!

Internationally-recognized guitarist MARC RIZZO and are offering up an exclusive download of the track ‘Release the Kraken’, cut from RIZZO’s most recent solo release, Legionnaire. The track is available now at this link in celebration of RIZZO’s current solo tour supporting the album. See below for all current U.S. tour dates featuring MARC RIZZO.

New Jersey native MARC RIZZO first played solo for sold out crowds on his first U.S. solo tour in 2007. RIZZO released two solo albums with Shrapnel Records in 2006 and 2007, entitled Colossal Myopia and The Ultimate Devotion. In 2010, RIZZO released his latest album on his own Phlamencore Records, entitled Legionnaire. RIZZO has been endorsed by the likes of Peavey, Yamaha and B.C. Rich, and currently has a B.C. Rich Stealth Pro Marc Rizzo 7 String Signature guitar available for public purchase. RIZZO currently has an instructional DVD available for purchase through Rock House Method.

RIZZO is also well known for his position in popular metal act SOULFLY, with whom he has released four records to date; Prohpecy (2004), Dark Ages (2005), Conquer (2008), and Omen (2010). In addition, he took part in CAVALERA CONSPIRACY with SEPULTURA co-founders Max and Igor Cavalera, affixing his prowess to Inflikted in 2008.


1/13 Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre

1/14 Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail

1/15 West Hollywood, CA @ Viper Room

1/18 Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers

1/19 Wichita, KS @ The Lizard lounge

1/20 Amarillo, TX @ Club Khoas

1/21 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

1/23 Corpus Christi, TX @ Zero’s

1/24 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar

1/25 Fayetteville, AR @ Rogue

1/26 St. Louis, MO @ FUBAR

1/28 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans

1/30 Greensboro, NC @ Arizona’ Pete’s

For more information on MARC RIZZO, please visit these sites:

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Fortress Under Siege Are Back

January 13th, 2011
by EvilG

FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE, Greek progressive power metalers are back. Some 14 years after their debut mini CD release they have reunite and already have finished recording and mixing of their new album. The band is currently negotiating with record labels for the release of their new album, while a medley sample from their new work can be streamed at

FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE current line up is:

Michael Smeros – Vocals
Fotis Sotiropoulos – Guitars
Vangelis Hatziandreou – Bass
George Georgiou – Keyboards
Spiros Zenebisis – Drums

Official ReverbNation page:
Official MySpace page:

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STYGIAN CRYPT PRODUCTIONS proudly presents new release of Russian metal label BACKFIRE PRODUCTIONS: THE EXTINCT DREAMS

January 13th, 2011
by EvilG

THE EXTINCT DREAMS –    “Потустороннее сияние” (Shining Of Beyond)

The Extinct Dreams (Digi)

The Extinct Dreams (Digi)

Catalogue number: BP013 / Format: Digipack CD

Track list:

1. Сияние (брахмаджйоти )

2. По ту сторону

3. Трансценденция

4. Крик отчаяния (развоплощение)

Music style: ambient funeral doom death metal

Line up:

Roman – guitar, vocal

Semjon – bass

Kirill – guitar, vocal

Masha – keyboard

Den – drums


2007 – Into The Extinct Dreams (demo)

2007 – November Rehearsal (demo)

2008 – Ars Moriendi (Backfire Prod.)

2010 – Потустороннее Сияние / Shinig of Beyound (Backfire Prod./Stygian Crypt Prod.)

Band contact:


The band was found in summer 2006 by Roman (vocal) and Semjon (bass). Choosing the name Ars Moriendi the musicians turns to somber doom\death with grind elements.

For some months the line-up was unstable but in January of 2007 keyboard palyer Masha joined the band and with her help the drummer of cult doom\death band Black Forest (split-up since the beginning of 2000) Filin also joit to them. Not long before the musicians’ve known about the band with the same name so they’ve change the name to The Extinct Dreams.

Since that time the band continue it’s work with the new name and with the new line-up. In 2007 the band has recorded two demos “Into The Extinct Dreams” and “November Rehearsal” (it was done with tape-recorder during rehearsal). Some track are available at the web-page of the band.

In 2007 the band successfully played at Only Metal Fest and at some local metal session and also was included in band-list of portal. The most outstanding event for the band was live shows at «Petrodoom 2008» in St. Peterburg and Shadow Fest in Moscow. Also label Backfire Prod. from Novosibirsk city has released the first album of the band «Ars Moriendi».

In 2010 the band has recorded the new album «Потустороннее Сияние» (“Shining from beyond”) with using of acoustic guitar, clean voice and ambiental elements. The lyrics based on astral themes with Vedic fragments applying to spiritual shining beyond material universe.

STYGIAN CRYPT PRODUCTIONS is exclusive worldwide distributor of all BACKFIRE PRODUCTIONS releases.

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Vanden Plas – “Holes In The Sky” Official Video now Available

January 13th, 2011
by EvilG

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS, have released a new video for the song  “Holes in the Sky”. The new videoclip is taken from the album “The Seraphic Clockwork” (available now from Frontiers Records).

“The Seraphic Clockwork” track listing:

01. Frequency

02. Holes In The Sky

03. Scar of an Angel

04. Sound of Blood

05. The Final Murder

06. Quicksilver

07. Rush of Silence

08. On My Way to Jerusalem

VANDEN PLAS “The Seraphic Clockwork”

VANDEN PLAS “The Seraphic Clockwork”

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Bang Tango – Re-issues out soon

January 13th, 2011
by EvilG

It’s hard not to think about lost opportunities when referring to Bang Tango. Perhaps one of the most original and eclectic members of the glam/funk scene, this group had it all: great songs, clever image and significant sound. Unfortunately, they never managed to achieve the success they deserved. However, the fans have not forgotten about them and after many tribulations, Bang Tango have returned in not one but two incarnations: one with the original singer and another featuring the original musicians. Now, thanks to the exclusive re-issues of “Psycho Cafe”, “Dancin’ on Coals” and “Ain’t No Jive… Live”, music lovers all around the world may once again return to the early 1990’s.

Bang Tango was formed in 1987 in Los Angeles, California. The original line-up consisted of vocalist Joe LeSte, guitarists Kyle Stevens and Mark Knight, bassist Kyle Kyle (born Kyle Keiderling) and drummer Tigg Ketler. The group was lucky enough to sign to MCA Records without even releasing a single demo. In 1989, they recorded their first album “Psycho Cafe”, which immediately caught the attention of rock enthusiasts, both locally and nationally. The LP was definitely ahead of its time, delivering great metal riffs, funky bass lines, intense drumming and LeSte’s wide vocal range, easily mixing glam, hard rock and funk. “Psycho Cafe” spawned a couple of hits, such as “Breaking Up a Heart of Stone” and one of the band’s most famous tracks – “Someone Like You”.

In 1991, Bang Tango returned with their sophomore album “Dancin’ on Coals”. The LP brought a significant change in the group’s music, pushing it more towards funk rock in the vein of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their style was still a bit difficult to classify but such tracks as “Dressed Up Vamp” and “Soul To Soul” brought nothing less than sheer musical genius.

1992 brought the band’s second live material (after “Live Injection” from 1989). The 5-track EP entitled “Ain’t No Jive… Live” showcased Bang Tango at the peak of their talent. All of the songs included in this material sound as good as on the albums, though they are played faster and with much more energy. The group played some of their best known hits such as “Someone Like You”, “Dancin’ On Coals” and “Attack of Life”, as well as a premiere track for that time (“20th Century Boy”) and the ballad “Midnight Strikes”, with LeSte’s stellar performance.

In 1994, Bang Tango released their third LP called “Love After Death”. Unfortunately, the album was not as successful as the band had hoped and, in 1995, the guys decided to call it quits. In the following year, the group reunited just to disband again in 1998. Another reunion took place in 1999, when original members Joe LeSte and Kyle Kyle teamed up with bassist Mattie B. (ex-Altar Boys) for a national tour, which proved to be a great success. A new album was in the making but, eventually, it never got released. In 2002, LeSte reformed the band again, this time with a completely new line-up. The group is still actively touring. In 2010, the original members of Bang Tango: Tigg Ketler, Mark Knight and Kyle Kyle decided to bring back yet another version of the legendary band.

The exclusive re-releases of Bang Tango’s “Psycho Cafe”, “Dancin’ on Coals” and “Ain’t No Jive… Live” bring back the very beginnings of this fantastic band. For all fans of glam rock, hard rock or funk rock – this is a trip you can’t afford to miss! The albums will be available in a new digipak edition each limited to 2000 copies. Re-release of “Dancin’ On Coals” includes 2 bonus tracks. Metal Mind Productions set the release date for 31st January 2011.

Bang Tango – “Psycho Cafe” (re-release)

Bang Tango - Psycho Cafe

Bang Tango - Psycho Cafe

Label: Metal Mind Records

Cat. No.: MASS CD 1419 DG

Barcode: 5907785036604

Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numbered copies)

Genre: funk / glam rock

Release date: 31.01.2011


1. Attack of Life

2. Someone Like You

3. Wrap My Wings

4. Breaking Up A Heart of Stone

5. Shotgun Man

6. Don’t Stop Now

7. Love Injection

8. Just For You

9. Do What You’re Told

10. Sweet Little Razor

Bang Tango – “Dancin’ On Coals” (re-release + bonus tracks)

Bang Tango - Dancin On Coals

Bang Tango - Dancin On Coals

Label: Metal Mind Records

Cat. No.: MASS CD 1420 DG

Barcode: 5907785036611

Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numbered copies)

Genre: funk / glam rock

Release date: 31.01.2011


1. Soul to Soul

2. United and True

3. Emotion in Gear

4. I’m in Love

5. Big Line

6. Midnight Struck

7. Dancin’ on Coals

8. My Saltine

9. Dressed Up Vamp

10. Last Kiss

11. Cactus Juice

Bonus tracks:

12. 20th Century Boy

13. Futurama (live)

Bang Tango – “Ain’t No Jive… Live” (re-release)

Bang Tango - Aint No Jive Live!

Bang Tango - Aint No Jive...Live!

Label: Metal Mind Records

Cat. No.: MASS CD 1421 DG

Barcode: 5907785036628

Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numbered copies)

Genre: funk / glam rock

Release date: 31.01.2011


1. Dancin’ On Coals

2. 20th Century Boy

3. Someone Like You

4. Midnight Struck

5. Attack Of Life

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Addicted To Pain – bassist Bob Horvath

January 13th, 2011
by EvilG

Addicted To Pain

Interview with bassist Bob Horvath

Interviewed by EvilG

Addicted To Pain

Thrashy/groove metal band Addicted To Pain hail from Albany, New York. In late 2010 they unleashed their first-ever release – a self-titled EP – on MegaForce Records. The group is comprised of Leo Curley (vocals,guitar), Bob Horvath (bass), and Gregory Nash (drums). The formation of Addicted to Pain can be linked to an earlier group called Eyesore (with now Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner). Years and several bands later Horvath and Leo hooked up with Nash and Addicted To Pain were born.

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Municipal Waste, Rytmihairio, Axegressor, and Forca Macabra – Helsinki Finland

January 13th, 2011
by Arto Lehtinen


Municipal Waste / Rythmihairio / Axegressor

Forca Macabra

18th of December 2010

Nosturi Helsinki Finland

Live review/pics by Arto Lehtinen

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ARCH ENEMY, Grand Magus, Malefice, Cthonic @ The HMV Forum

January 13th, 2011
by UK Team

United Kingdom of Heavy Metal Tour

ARCH ENEMY, Grand Magus, Malefice, Cthonic

@ The HMV Forum

27th November 2010

Reviewer: Sabrina Dersel

Photos: Altercarnated Photography

Tonight was the United Kingdom of Heavy Metal Tour; on the bill tonight; Taiwanese Chthonic, UK Malefice, Swedish Grand Magus and Headliners Arch Enemy.

Despite the freezing cold outside, people made it tonight and the venue was filled!


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GWAR re-opens “The Bloody Pit of Horror” temporarily – new tour dates announced

January 12th, 2011
by EvilG

Gwar "Bloody Pit of Horror"



After a brief return home to their hulking Antarctic stronghold, intergalactic murder-machines GWAR are returning to the U.S. for one final spurt of touring before doing whatever the hell they are up to after that. The Lords and Masters of this world apparently tired of abusing penguins and are ready to return to the surface world and begin the homestretch towards the conclusion of their seemingly endless 25th Anniversary “Slay-a-Bration”, which has now grown to encompass their 26th year of rebirth on Earth from the icy prison that for centuries had been their fate. When will GWAR stop celebrating their 25th anniversary? Only one warty front-thing can say for certain. Oderus was reached for comment at his command bunker located deep beneath the GWAR Fortress, where he took a break from his undead re-creation of the Battle of Stalingrad to chime in about the campaign of continuing idiocy and destruction GWAR plans on schleping to you, the faithful human scum.

“It’s seems we were about 8000 zombies short of our goal, which was to fill every hull of our Skumdog War Fleet with blood-mad slavering zombie shock-soldiers. So we decided to come back to the U.S., re-open the Bloody Pit, and mutate some more of our helpless followers. Then we shall invade the very heart of the galaxy with our infected hatred and lust for war against all things alive. That and party.”

The new GWAR dates are as follows:

Thu/Feb-17 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre

Fri/Feb-18 Allentown PA @ Crocodile Rock

Sat/Feb-19 Millvale PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre

Sun/Feb-20 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Mon/Feb-21 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater

Tue/Feb-22 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

Wed/Feb-23 Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

Thu/Feb-24 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

Fri/Feb-25 Richmond, VA @ The National

In other GWAR related news, Metal Blade Records has announced the release dates for the vinyl versions of both GWAR’s “Lust and Space” and “Bloody Pit of Horror”.

“Lust in Space” is being released on January 18 and it is a picture disc with a gatefold sleeve.

“Bloody Pit of Horror” will be released on February 15 and it is a picture disc with a die cut gatefold


Who would have guessed that everyone’s favorite bellicose bass player Beefcake the Mighty had a soft side? When he’s not out singing about or actually beating things to death, the rotund one has volunteered for Bloody to offer his advice to the lovelorn. Check out Beefcake’s first column at:

GWAR’s latest masterpiece “Bloody Pit of Horror” is in stores on now and you can also purchase it on the official GWAR page on the Metal Blade Records website at: The landing page includes all current tour dates, GWAR footage from both and, and pre-orders for “Bloody Pit of Horror” on CD, a GWAR t-shirt, or the ultimate “Bloody Pit” package that includes the CD, the GWAR t-shirt, and a 12×12 autographed cover print! (While supplies last or until GWAR decides to start using the prints as rolling papers…whichever comes first)

Catch GWAR on the “Bloody Tour Of Horror Redux”

Thu/Feb-17 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre

Fri/Feb-18 Allentown PA @ Crocodile Rock

Sat/Feb-19 Millvale PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre

Sun/Feb-20 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Mon/Feb-21 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater

Tue/Feb-22 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

Wed/Feb-23 Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

Thu/Feb-24 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

Fri/Feb-25 Richmond, VA @ The National





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January 12th, 2011
by EvilG

Singapore’s #1 grindcore export, WORMROT have released a brand new track from their forthcoming album, DIRGE. The track, entitled “Manipulation,” is a minute-long burst of ferocity, terror and outright aggression. It hits all of the marks that have endeared WORMROT to the worldwide metal underground.

“Manipulation,” along with the rest of DIRGE was completed less than 10 days ago. Drums were completed on January 4th, guitars, vocals, mixing and mastering were completed in various days ending on January 10th. In many ways, “Manipulation” is as raw as WORMROT gets — a hell of a way to raise the already high expectations for DIRGE.

Check out “Manipulation,” the debut track from WORMROT‘s forthcoming album, DIRGE, as well as a  first look at the album’s cover art, created by Andrei Bouzikov (MUNICIPAL WASTE, SKELETONWITCH, CANNABIS CORPSE) below:

DIRGE arrives in North America on May 3rd.

The rumors are true! WORMROT will be grinding up the audience at the Scion Rock Fest. It takes place in Pomona, CA on March 5th at the Fox Theater and The Glass House.. While the wait is on to announce whom WORMROT will be playing with, we can also now confirm that Scion will not be their only US gig. The band has a full scale US tour that will take WORMROT from coast to coast in March and April, including a stop at SXSW. Dates will be announced soon.

WORMROT‘s debut album, ABUSE, is available now worldwide featuring 23 tracks of pure grindcore. Get the album now in North America along with several exclusive mercy and vinyl combos at

is also available now on iTunes with 34 (yes, 34!) bonus tracks:

Keep up-to-date with all WORMROT news and info at:


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January 12th, 2011
by EvilG
Black Sabbath "Live At Hammersmith Odeon"

Black Sabbath "Live At Hammersmith Odeon"

Heavy Metal legends Black Sabbath have released BLACK SABBATH: LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON, a 3-LP 180 gram vinyl with a triple gatefold packaging. This release is limited to 3,000 numbered copies and is a Metal Club exclusive, so make sure to snatch yours up at a participating retailer now before it sells out!

Black Sabbath: Live At Hammersmith Odeon features Ronnie James Dio, Tommy Iommi, Terry “Geezer” Butler and Vinny Appice LIVE at Hammersmith Odeon in January 1982 during Black Sabbath’s tour for The Mob Rules.

Available for the first time on limited-edition numbered vinyl, the concert spotlights Black Sabbath as they storm through 14 of the Dio-era’s best including, “Neon Knights,” “Heaven And Hell,” “Children Of The Sea” and “Country Girl.” The band also performs several pre-Dio classics including, “Paranoid,” “Children Of The Grave” and a white-hot version of “War Pigs.”

About Metal Club:

Metal Club is a group of record stores throughout the US and Canada that work to connect the vibrant metal community with their local record store. Fans will be able to visit their local Metal Club store for special metal promotional pieces, exciting in-store events, and a series of exclusive Metal Club releases. Please visit for store locations, news and information on other Metal Club releases.

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Agonia Records proudly announce signing of French Black/Death Metal band VORKREIST

January 12th, 2011
by EvilG

Insane atmospheres, catchy parts, Vorkreist is the perfect mix between grimnness of Black metal and Brutality of death metal. Sickness is the ultimate artist of this world. Vorkreist is its Apostle. Worth mentioning the line up consist of members of Hell-Militia, Blacklodge, Secrets Of The Moon, Glorior Belli or Merrimack to list just a few.
Before the follow up of their latest album Sickness Sovereign will be unleashed some rarities will be released on vinyl. We will keep you posted about future projects and their firm dates.

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SIRENIA: Another New Track Available for Streaming

January 12th, 2011
by EvilG
Sirenia - The Enigma of Life

Sirenia - The Enigma of Life

Norwegian-Spanish gothic metal icons SIRENIA, lead by mastermind Morten Veland (MORTEMIA, ex-TRISTANIA), have posted another brand new song to their Myspace page ( “Fallen Angel” comes from the bands forthcoming masterpiece entitled The Enigma of Life. The Enigma of Life is set to be unleashed on January 21 2011 in Europe and on February 15 in North America.

Commented mainman Morten Veland: The release date for The Enigma Of Life is closing in now. To shorten the waiting period we have decided to release one more track from the album. This is the track ‘Fallen Angel’, we hope you will enjoy it while you wait for the album. Cheers!”

The Enigma of Life North American Track Listing:

01. The End of It All

02. Fallen Angel

03. All My Dreams

04. This Darkness

05. The Twilight in Your Eyes

06. Winter Land

07. A Seaside Serenade

08. Darkened Days to Come

09. Coming Down

10. This Lonely Lake

11. Fading Star

12. The Enigma of Life

13. Oscura Realidad
North American Bonus Track:
14. El Enigma De La Vida (acoustic version)

iTunes Exclusive Bonus Track:
15. El Enigma De La Vida

For more info visit: | |

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BLOTTED SCIENCE announce ‘The Animation Of Entomology’ EP

January 12th, 2011
by EvilG


January 12, 2011 – Acclaimed guitarist Ron Jarzombek (BLOTTED SCIENCE, WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK) has posted the following update on his website:

“For those of you waiting for new BLOTTED SCIENCE material… BUG OFF!   “This concept started to take shape in June of ’08 when BLOTTED SCIENCE got together for the first time to rehearse and threw ideas around for a second CD.  We wanted to score some kind of creepy horror film, and so something was definitely abuzz.

“The idea of writing music that syncs up perfectly with clips of disgusting insects and other creepy creatures was set in motion.   “After working with close to a dozen movie clips, it became apparent that to do a full-length CD, it would take far too long to complete.  You need to take in the fact that we are writing exclusively with a 12-tone system 100% of the time, so things get very detailed, nitpicky and restricted.  On the timing side of things – counts, measures, time signatures, and note subdivisions also now have to conform to frames per second and more importantly match and coincide with what is on-screen.  Throw out any semblance of verses and choruses too while you’re at it.  Rather than have musical sections last a series of measures, some full sections now last just a few counts.  I’ve scored music to film before with SPASTIC INK’s ‘A Wild Hare’ and ‘The Cereal Mouse’, and Alex and I have written with a specific 12-tone system on the first BLOTTED SCIENCE CD, ‘The Machinations Of Dementia’, but putting these two together has been brutally intense.

“Will all of this be too much for fans to take in? We shall see….. literally..…

“The EP, entitled ‘The Animation Of Entomology’, will contain 7 new BLOTTED SCIENCE songs, and will be approx. 24 minutes long.  

“Hannes (Grossmann, drums) will be going into Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany on January 31, 2011, with V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS, TRIPTYKON) engineering, and is now preparing for the session. Alex (Webster, bass) is recording his bass tracks at his Hell Whole Studios in Tampa, and I am locked away in my Live Oak Studios here in San Antonio.

“If all goes well we should have everything recorded in a few months.”

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