The exclusive re-releases of Warlock’s albums out soon

January 10th, 2011
by EvilG

Warlock is without question one of the most prominent bands in the history of German heavy metal. Their musical journey began in the early 1980’s and came to a sudden stop in 1987, when the group’s singer, Doro Pesch, was forced to continue her career under a new moniker. This year, Metal Mind Productions are proud to present three exclusive re-releases of Warlock’s amazing albums – „Hellbound”, „True As Steel” and „Triumph and Agony”, all of which capture the sheer essence of heavy metal, delivering fast and melodic riffs, intense drumming and stunning vocal performances by one of the best female metal singers of all times!

The band was originally assembled in 1982 in Düsseldorf, Germany and featured the following line-up: Doro Pesch (vocals), Peter Szigeti (guitar), Frank Rittel (bass), Rudy Graf (guitar) and Michael Eurich (drums). In 1984, Warlock released their spectacular debut album entitled “Burning the Witches”, which brought them even more fame and recognition. In May 1985, the band released their second LP “Hellbound” via Vertigo Records. The follow-up was a significant step away from the traditional heavy metal approach which could be heard on “Burning The Witches”. This time the group focused more on incorporating elements of hard rock and power metal into their style. Nevertheless, “Hellbound” proved to be the heaviest and most intense material that Warlock has ever recorded, and probably one of the heaviest albums released in 1985 (outside of thrash metal, that is). The LP featured such highlights as “Earthshaker Rock”, “Wrathchild” and the beautiful closing ballad “Catch My Heart”. By the end of their touring period, Rudy Graf left Warlock and was soon replaced by Niko Arvanitis (ex-Stormwind). The renewed line-up signed a record deal with Phonogram for their next album. The band’s third opus “True As Steel” saw the light of day in August 1986. The LP became a big success in the US, mostly thanks to a fair amount of airplay for the single “Fight For Rock”. In terms of style, “True As Steel” showcased a bit more mainstream approach, with a greater emphasis on melodic choruses and, at times, clearly influenced by such bands as Dokken or Quiet Riot. The highlights of the LP include the powerful opener “Mr. Gold”, the speed-metal anthem “Midnite in China” and the stunning power ballad “Love Song”. Soon after the album was released, Warlock performed at the Monsters of Rock festival in Germany, next to such legendary acts as Scorpions, Def Leppard, Ozzy Osbourne and Bon Jovi. Next, they went on a full tour to promote the album, at the end of which bassist Frank Rittel and guitarist Peter Szigeti called it quits. They were replaced by Tommy Bolan (ex-Armed Forces) and Tommy Henriksen. Warlock’s fourth LP “Triumph and Agony” was released in September 1987. The album went even further into mainstream grounds, delivering perhaps the most cohesive material in the band’s entire career. The music video “All We Are” was often played on MTV’s “Headbanger’s Ball” and, to this day, the song remains the most successful Warlock single. Other fine cuts from the album include the crushing “I Rule the Ruins”, the rock-oriented “Metal Tango” and the touching “Für Immer” (“Forever”) with inspirational lyrics sung in German. The release was followed by the group’s first ever American tour, during which they supported Megadeth along with Sanctuary. This was followed by a series of headlining shows, with Warlock being supported by such acts as Lillian Axe or Fates Warning. Unfortunately, after the tour has ended, both Michael Eurich and Niko Arvanitis left the group, leaving Doro as the band’s sole original member. After the recruitment of drummer Bobby Rondinelli (ex-Rainbow) and guitarist Jon Levin, Doro was ready to record Warlock’s fifth LP. However, her plans were foiled by a law suit issued by the group’s ex-manager who claimed the rights for Warlock’s name. Surprisingly, he won and Doro, pressured by her record label, chose to continue her career under a new moniker. As DORO, the singer released many successful albums, the most recent being “Fear No Evil” from 2009.

In 2004, Doro reunited with the original members of Warlock for a few festival performances. Unfortunately, legal problems made it impossible for the band to continue using their original name. Warlock ceased to exist along with “Triumph and Agony”, a title which proved to be an ironic metaphor of the group’s future. Nevertheless, thanks to the exclusive re-releases of „Hellbound”, „True As Steel” and „Triumph and Agony” fans may once again revisit the golden years of Warlock – the years that brought the true quintessence of heavy metal. The albums will be available in a new digipak edition each limited to 2000 copies. Each title includes bonus tracks. Metal Mind Productions set the release date for 31st January 2011.

Warlock: “Hellbound” (re-release + bonus tracks)

Warlock - Hellbound

Warlock - Hellbound

Label: Metal Mind Records

Cat. No.: MASS CD 1416 DG

Barcode: 5907785036574

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

Genre: heavy metal

Release date: 31.01.2011


1. Hellbound

2. All Night

3. Earthshaker Rock

4. Wrathchild

5. Down And Out

6. Out Of Control

7. Time To Die

8. Shout It Out

9. Catch My Heart

Bonus tracks:

10. Hellraiser

11. Hellbound (live)

Warlock: “True As Steel” (re-release + bonus tracks)

Warlock - True As Steel

Warlock - True As Steel

Label: Metal Mind Records

Cat. No.: MASS CD 1417 DG

Barcode: 5907785036581

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

Genre: heavy metal

Release date: 31.01.2011


1. Mr. Gold

2. Fight For Rock

3. Love In The Danger Zone

4. Speed of Sound

5. Midnite In China

6. Vorwäts, All Right!

7. True As Steel

8. Lady In A Rock’n’Roll Hell

9. Love Song

10. Igloo On The Moon (Reckless)

11. T.O.L.

Bonus tracks:

12. You Hurt My Soul

13. Turn It On

14. Evil

Warlock – “Triumph And Agony” (re-release + bonus tracks)

Warlock - Triumph And Agony

Warlock - Triumph And Agony

Label: Metal Mind Records

Cat. No.: MASS CD 1418 DG

Barcode: 5907785036598

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

Genre: heavy metal

Release date: 31.01.2011


1. All We Are

2. Three Minute Warning

3. I Rule The Ruins

4. Kiss of Death

5. Make Time For Love

6. East Meets West

7. Touch of Evil

8. Metal Tango

9. Cold, Cold World

10. Für Immer

Bonus tracks:

11. East Meets West (live)

12. Angels with Dirty Faces

13. Under the Gun

14. Something Wicked This Way Comes

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January 10th, 2011
by UK Team

Children of Bodom

Interviewed: London,  December 9th,  2010

Interviewer: Danny Draper

Photos: Altercarnated Photography

On a lovely winter’s day, Jo and I ventured to the Head offices in London to meet up with Janne and Alexi for a quick chat about the new album and plans before the playback.

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Nothing Left For Tomorrow – Yasmina

January 10th, 2011
by Robert Williams

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Interview with Yasmina Ketita

Conducted by Robert Williams

Formed from the ashes of crossover thrashers A.C.O.A. comes the London, Ontario based Nothing Left For Tomorrow, a band which prominently features the diverse vocal talents of Yasmina Ketita. With two EP releases already to their credit, as well as the self-released debut full length album "Nightbreed" Nothing Left For Tomorrow are currently making a name for themselves in underground circles and look forward to bringing their metal to the masses in the new year. recently caught up with NLFT vocalist Yasmina for an update on the exciting young band’s plans for the future…

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Iron Fate – Bassist Jan Abraham

January 10th, 2011
by Anders Sandvall



Bassist Jan Abraham – Iron Fate

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Tom Hack at Massacre Records for setting up this interview

Thanks to Massacre Records for the promo pictures 



Iron Fate is a new band from Germany that plays old school heavy metal. I had the pleasure to talk to the bass player, Jan Abraham. We talked about their debut album, their background, and the impact that Ronnie James Dio had on the band. Iron Fate is something that you have to check out if you’re into heavy metal music in the veins of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden etc. Enjoy!

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Onslaught – Nige Rockett

January 10th, 2011
by Arto Lehtinen


The British legendary thrash metal five piece Onslaught reunited five years ago. The band did plenty of gigs all around. As a result of the reunion, the triumphant KILLING PEACE saw the light of day.  The band’s newest opus SOUNDS OF VIOLENCE takes their brand of thrash metal to into a more extreme phase, presenting the pure true and violent thrash metal to the bone. Onslaught hasn’t given up an inch. The British thrashers will soon be embarking on gigs and festivals. It is a huge pleasure to have a chat with one of the founding members of Onslaught, Nige Rockett. He tells more about why the band chose to work with Jacob Hansen and why the band signed a deal with AFM. Time now for METAL FORCESSS.

Interview and pics by Arto Lehtinen


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SLAYER Guitarist Kerry King Performs ‘Raining Blood’ With Dave Lombardo’s PHILM; SLAYER RiB ESP Guitar!

January 9th, 2011
by EvilG’s Aniruddh “Andrew” Bansal has posted footage of SLAYER’s Kerry King performing ‘Raining Blood’ with drummer Dave Lombardo’s PHILM as part of the annual Guitar Center Drum-Off Grand Finals at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The show took place on January 8th. Check it out below.

As previously reported, back in 1986 Slayer released their landmark album Reign In Blood that helped shape the sound of metal for decades to come. 25 years later, it’s high time to give that album the credit it’s due, and ESP is doing just that with the limited-edition Slayer-2011 guitar.

ESP - limited-edition Slayer-2011 guitar

ESP - limited-edition Slayer-2011 guitar

Limited to just 250 guitars worldwide, the LTD Slayer-2011 is highlighted with a custom graphic finish that employs elements of the cover artwork from the Reign In Blood album. Details include a special LTD headstock logo in Slayer’s distinctive typeface, pentagram-shaped neck inlays, and the Slayer logo inlaid near the 12th fret.

The guitar uses bolt-on construction, an alder body, a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, 24 XJ frets, a TOM bridge with string-thru-body design, and EMG 81 (bridge) and EMG 85 (neck) active pickups.

For more visit ESP Guitars at

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HELLOWEEN with Stratovarius and Avatar

January 8th, 2011
by Marko Syrjala





14th and 15th of December 2010

Tampere and Helsinki



German power metal pioneers Helloween have been a regular visitor in Finland since 1987 when the band made its virgin visit in Hameenlinna’s legendary Giants of Rock festival with Dio among other acts. Since then band has faced many up and down hills in its career. The band has gone through many changes including a number of lineup changes and they have had problems with record companies but they have survived and, in fact, during the past few years Helloween’s success has increased tremendously. In 2008 Helloween played two gigs with their colleagues Gamma Ray on the HELLISH ROCK tour and venues were entirely packed.  Obviously, due to the highly successful package tour, Helloween have now asked Finnish power metallers Stratovarius to take part in their tour. Doing this tour, without having the new album released, was quite an interesting choice from Stratovarius. However a package consisting of two leading power metal names on the bill turned out to be another great success and the two Finland shows were quickly sold out again.

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Sonic Unyon Metal To Reissue Debut AUGURY Album This March

January 8th, 2011
by EvilG

Canadian-based Sonic Unyon Metal are proud to announce that they’ll officially reissue Concealed, the classic first album from progressive death metal outfit AUGURY, this March. Originally released in 2004 via Galy Records, this updated version features a fully remastered recording of the album, also expanded to include two bonus tracks from the band’s 2006 demo. This definitive edition will also be packaged in a new digipak format, designed by Sven De Calluwe of Aborted.

Formed in Montreal, Quebec at the end of 2001, AUGURY immediately made an impact in the Canadian death metal scene with their technical/classically-inspired progressive death metal attack. The unit entered the studio with Yannick St-Amand (Martyr, Unexpect) in 2004 to record their Concealed debut. The record was mixed by Jean-Francois Dagenais (Kataklysm, Misery Index) and then set loose upon the anxious public. After the release of Concealed, AUGURY signed with Nuclear Blast Records, who in 2009 unveiled the band’s critically acclaimed 2009 album Fragmentary Evidence, further cementing the band’s name into the upper ranks of the progressive death scene.

Sonic Unyon Metal will re-unleash Concealed to North American audiences on March 8th, 2011. Check out the updated artwork and more at this location.  

Concealed reissue track listing:
1. Beatus
2. …Ever Know Peace Again
3. Cosmic Migration
4. Nocebo
5. Alien Shores
6. In Russian Dolls Universes
7. Becoming God
8. The Lair Of Purity
9. From Eden Estranged
10. …As Sea Devours Land
11. Skyless (Bonus Track – 2006 demo)
12. Faith Puppeteers (Bonus Track – 2006 demo)

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Folk Metallers Scythia Reveal Episode 3 of Red Wizard Series on Blank TV

January 8th, 2011
by EvilG

Vancouver folk metallers Scythia have revealed episode 3 of their 5 part Red Wizard mini series on Blank TV.

The episode chronicles Scythia’s encounter with the red wizard once again as he searches for his castle keys and unleashes balls of fire against those in his path.

To view the episode please visit the following link here.

The mini series captures Scythia’s encounters with the evil Red Wizard during their fall 2010 “Exiled Across Canada Tour” that was in support of their debut “…Of War”.

Past episodes:



Upcoming show dates

Feb 19 – Vancouver – Rickshaw – Cthulhupalooza II fest w/ The Thickets
Feb 26 – Vancouver – Funky Winkerbeans w/ Makaria

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January 8th, 2011
by EvilG

(New York, NY) — DARKEST HOUR has released a short behind the scenes video around their time in the studio working on their upcoming record.

The video can be seen here:

The band just finished up in the studio putting the finishing touches on their next record to be released later this year. This is their follow-up to 2009’s The Eternal Return. The album was produced by Peter Wichers (All That Remains, Soilwork) and Darkest Hour.

This time around, the DARKEST HOUR songs were composed a bit differently than was the case in the past. Guitarist and founding member Mike Schleibaum explains, “We have been working on these tunes ever since we left the studio last April.” Schleibaum continues, “The Eternal Return’ was written during a very dark, bleak time for the band and I think that record matches that in both tone and character. Our vision was for it to be an in-your-face, no-frills aggressive assault. The new material shares in that aggression and pushes DARKEST HOUR beyond the unknown.”

DARKEST HOUR is currently in Australia with Carnifex and will continue their 15 Year Anniversary “Legacy” tour in Europe through the middle of February.

For more information on the band and their tour dates, visit:

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BELPHEGOR: “Impaled Upon the Tongue of Sathan” Video Now Online

January 8th, 2011
by EvilG

Austria’s kings of death/black metal art, BELPHEGOR, have uploaded the video clip for “Impaled Upon the Tongue of Sathan“ music video to the following location ( decided to anchor the clip on, to avoid censorship troubles with moral persecutors,” commented the bands bass player Serpenth.

The clip was shot and edited this past October by director Alexander Koenig in Abtenau, Austria. Keeping with the concept of the forthcoming Blood Magick Necromance, album the crew went through over 60 liters of fresh blood within two nights of shooting. Smashing all oppressive morals with anti-Christian sentiment, the band presents a raw look at depraved blood rites which celebrate the liberation of man through death.

As Serpenth previously stated: “The clip aims to strip down the viewer’s psyche with an onslaught of sadistic sex, musick and magick. The ritual action caught on tape was also inspired in part by the world famous works of Viennese Actionists ( such as Hermann Nitsch and Gunter BrusRachael Kozak took over the role of the possessed Sukkubus. As Pro-Domina she was perfect and totally into the role.

BELPHEGOR will be direct support to the legendary SEPULTURA this April/May soon after their tour with DEICIDE! The band will also take part in a handful of special headlining shows in the midst of the tour.

BELPHEGOR will be direct support to DEICIDE on the “God Is Dead – To Hell With God Tour”, which kicks off on Feb. 15th of next year. The trek is being sponsored by For more dates and info visit and

Blood Magick Necromance was produced by the legendary Peter Tägtgren at his Abyss Studios (IMMORTAL, DIMMU BORGIR, HYPOCRISY, etc.) in Pärlby, Sweden and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren. The album will be released on January 14th, 2011 in Europe and on February 8th, 2011 in North America!

The cover art (attached) was designed by renowned Austrian artist Joachim Luetke (KREATOR, DIMMU BORGIR, etc). and Helmut Wolech ( fetish photograper and ex-mortician ).

Blood Magick Necromance
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Enemy Of The Sun – band leader, guitarist and producer Waldemar Sorychta

January 8th, 2011
by Anders Sandvall



Enemy Of The Sun guitarist and producer Waldemar Sorychta

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Tom Hack at Massacre Records for setting up this interview

Promo pictures by: Massacre Records, thank you.


Here is a short interview with band leader, guitarist and producer Waldemar Sorychta. I don’t think that the man needs any further introduction because as we all know this man is considered a legend within the extreme metal community. Here is what he had to say about his new band Enemy Of The Sun, their new album CAEDIUM, his career and a little more.


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January 7th, 2011
by EvilG

Canadian heavy metal trio CAULDRON are offering fans a free, limited edition CHROMIUM DIOXIDE fanzine with limited edition copies of the band’s upcoming new album, BURNING FORTUNE.

Due to be released in Europe on February 14th and in North America on February 15th, the limited edition CD and vinyl versions of BURNING FORTUNE will include a free special edition copy of CHROMIUM DIOXIDE – a rare and collectible CAULDRON-themed issue of the magazine dedicated entirely to the young Canadian bangers.

CAULDRON frontman JASON DECAY comments:

“Chromium Dioxide is our favourite zine out there, plus we’re good friends with the creator, Phil, so when Earache suggested we include a Cauldron special edition of the magazine as a bonus with the new album, it was a no-brainer.  It’s really an honor to have a magazine, let alone one of the most addictive reads out there, dedicate an entire – although mini – issue to us.”


“The initial project was entitled “Harry Potter & The Witch’s Warm Mouth”, but for copyright reasons, we decided on “Chromium Dioxide: Burning Fortune Special Edition”.

“The collaboration was natural and, I guess, somewhat inevitable.  Funny thing is, the mag was born in the Cauldron jam space.  We’d all be pounding back discount beers together, and while the boys practised, I’d be hanging out working my art projects.  Basically an Alcoholics Unanimous meets a five-man Art Community Centre.  We toyed with the idea of creating a band called Chromium Dioxide, named after that old cassette tape technology, but it never really came to pass due to hectic schedules… and my lack of musical talent.  But I’m just fine just being the Sleazy P. Martini of Cauldron.  We know our roles.

“The collaboration was just a fun way we’d all be on the same level – except this time I was on leads.”

Get a sneak peak of the CAULDRON special edition of CHROMIUM DIOXIDE at

As well as the limited edition CD and limited edition vinyl versions of BURNING FORTUNE, which include the free special edition of CHROMIUM DIOXIDE, the album is also available without the fanzine on low price CD.

Pre-order your copy now in Europe at or in North America at

Catch CAULDRON live on tour at the following shows:

Jan. 28 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Jan. 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Millcreek Tavern
Jan. 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
Feb. 11 – Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s
Feb. 12 – St. Catharines, ON – Mikado’s
Feb. 18 – Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
Feb. 19 – Montreal, QC – Katacombes
Feb. 24 – Quebec, QC – Scanner Club
Feb. 25 – Moncton, NB – The Manhattan
Feb. 26 – Dartmouth, NS – CD Heaven (early in-store show)
Feb. 26 – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub
Feb. 28 – Fredericton, NB – The Capital

View the tour flyer at

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Progressive Metal band Timesword search for a new singer

January 7th, 2011
by EvilG
Progressive Metal band Timesword

Progressive Metal band Timesword

Italian Progressige Metal/Rock band “Timesword” is sorry to inform you that “Mark Pastorino” will no longer be the singer,the separation has been amicable and consensual. Timesword inform all the fans and supporters that the band will work immediately to find a replacement for future work.

For applications please send an email to with curriculum, website or myspace, the band will respond by communicating all the details for an audition.


is a musical project born in December 2005 from the mind of Dan Logoluso, guitarist and founder of the group. After taking time out from the live scene, an idea was born:the simple sound of a minor triad evoked and developed a complete and intense work of art.

At the beginning there was no planning,no real direction, but, after just a few months, three songs were already in the making, as if inspired by something unknown and greater. After a while Dan decided he needed to put his music into the skilful hands of true musicians who could arrange and give life to the project while understanding its musical meaning. Thus started a long journey, looking for the best possible musicians: the first to be won over by the music was Bryan Beller, one of the best bass players on the international scene – having worked with “James Labrie”, “Steve Vai”, “Mike Keneally”, “Dweezil Zappa” an many more – who in a short period of time learned and recorded two songs. After a couple of months Dan met drummer Alex Galanti and bass player Luca Prederi, previously in KOMADAY an Italian Prog Trash band with a full length called “Ghost and the Wiseman” released by Lucretia Records on 2006.

Subsequently enters the line up keyboardist Alberto Sonzogni, multifaceted musician graduated in Organ and composition at the Istituto Musicale Donizetti in Bergamo and artist committed to 360 ° with collaborations both classical face that modern, participated in the project in 2007 to SpellBlast Choirs of the parties drafting the album Horns of silence (made by Fuel, which is distributed by SELF / FRONTIERS).

At the end of 2008 comes into the singer Mark Pastorino not much has also become the rhythm guitarist renowned Italian band SECRET SPHERE.

On 5 March 2010 have been released the debut album called “Chains of Sin” under 7HARD records with a worldwide distribution.

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January 7th, 2011
by EvilG

British thrashers EVILE have confirmed the main support bands for their upcoming UK tour, which kicks off on February 9th in Manchester.

Joining EVILE on the road will be fellow British thrashers ELIMINATION and MUTANT.  Each show of the tour will also see one extra lucky band opening the show, as chosen by EVILE themselves and the readers of Metal Hammer.

The competition to enter your band for one of the shows has now closed and EVILE are in the process of choosing the best three bands for each city.  The readers of Metal Hammer online will then get the chance to vote for which bands get to support EVILE at each show.

To find out which bands made the shortlist, head to the Metal Hammer website on Thursday, 13th January at

Don’t miss EVILE live 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

Get tickets for the shows at

View the tour flyer at

EVILE’s latest album, INFECTED NATIONS, is available now worldwide as a limited edition redux version, including a bonus disc with the band’s cover of PANTERA’s “Cemetery Gates”, as well as eight songs recorded at a live rehearsal in the studio and six songs recorded lived at Hammerfest in 2009.  The European version also includes a free INFECTED NATIONS album cover patch and an EVILE sticker sheet.

Get your copy now in Europe at or in North America at

For more EVILE news and info, head to or check the band out on MySpace at

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