After a 17-year absence from performing live in Los Angeles, Germany’s legendary heavy metal band ACCEPT proudly announces their exclusive West Coast show on October 19th in Hollywood, California at The Key Club. The show will be streamed live around the world via Stickam.com.
Tickets for ACCEPT’s October 19th show are now on sale exclusively at EnterTheVault.com. The show will go on sale via all normal ticketing systems on September 21st. EnterTheVault.com VIP tickets for the pre-show Meet & Greet session are also available. All VIP ticket buyers will also receive a customized poster signed by the band.
ACCEPT’s return to the touring circuit at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre on May 8th, 2010 was officially sold out.
Blood Of The Nations was released yesterday in North America and debuted as the #25 Rock Album on iTunes. It was recorded at Backstage Studio in England with famed producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Opeth, Arch Enemy).
ACCEPT’s co-headlining tour with King’s X launches next week in Poughkeepsie, New York. Confirmed tour dates & pre-sale links are available on the band’s MySpace page.
ACCEPT 2010 is: WOLF HOFFMANN, PETER BALTES, MARK TORNILLO, HERMAN FRANK, and STEFAN SCHWARZMANN.
View the video for “Teutonic Terror” – directed and produced by Dave Blass for Grid 41 – here. View the 2-minute behind-the-scenes video here.
View footage of Wolf Hoffman & Mark Tornillo on VH1’s “That Metal Show”here.
The Greek melodic metal phenomenon FIREWIND, led by the young guitar sensation Gus G., have returned with the scathing new studio album Days of Defiance, which is easily their defining musical moment. The disc is set for an October 25th release worldwide. Days of Defiance is a truly ambitious and dynamic opus featuring some of the most brilliant guitar playing the genre has seen in many years.
FIREWIND will celebrate the album’s release with a limited number of special North American headlining shows. The trek, which kicks off on Nov. 4th and runs through Nov. 7th, features Powerglove and The Absence in the support slots. Either see below or visit www.myspace.com/firewind to view all of the dates and these shows are not to be missed. Direct ticketbuy links are listed below as well.
Gus G. states: “The video for ‘World on Fire’ was shot entirely on green screen and I think this time Patric Ullaeus has outdone himself! The concept is based on the album cover artwork and it’s something we’re doing for the first time on a video of ours. There’s a barbaric vibe to it, lots of fire, metal warriors and even a Valkyrie. We’re very pleased with the final result and we believe this is our best video yet. Check it out and let the FIREWIND rage on.
“We are also very happy to announce four special album release shows in North America this fall in support of our new record, Days of Defiance. It’s been awhile since FIREWIND played North America, as our last tour was Spring/Summer 2008.
TESTAMENT WRAP-UP ON THE AMERICAN CARNAGE TOUR, BEGIN WRITING AND RECORDING NEW ALBUM, DUE MID-2011
STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES ON THE FOLLOW UP TO THE AWARD WINNING ALBUM ‘THE FORMATION OF DAMNATION’!
Bay Area heavy metal legends TESTAMENT have just wrapped up on the historical AMERICAN CARNAGE tour with Slayer and Megadeth! The band would like to thank all of their loyal and remarkable fans for supporting them on this recent run, and enjoyed meeting their biggest supporters at the exclusive VIP Meet & Greets! Now that TESTAMENT is back from tearing up the stage on the AMERICAN CARNAGE tour, they are ready to head into writing and recording mode for their upcoming follow up to their Golden Gods “Album of the Year”, The Formation of Damnation!
“The AMERICAN CARNAGE tour was great for us, but now is the time for us to hold off on performing and go full steam ahead on getting the record finished,” affirms vocalist Chuck Billy. “We currently have studio time booked at the end of this year, and we’re shooting for a mid-2011 release. The new album will most likely be a culmination of The Gathering and The Formation of Damnation, but we’re definitely not going to forget who we are or our roots. I think we’ve found a comfortable spot in our writing style.”
“I think the tour went really well for us. It’s the first time we had a stage set to our live performance, which was a lot of fun, and it brought the band to a whole new level in regards to performing. Playing with Megadeth and Slayer again was a lot of fun,” adds guitarist Eric Peterson. “We’re going to be home during the fall and winter working on new material. As we speak, I’m working on new music, and we’re shooting to record by the end of the year. That’s our plan, but we’re not going to just put out a record to put out a record. We have standards, and we’re picky as to what exactly we want to put out.”
Make sure to keep an eye out for more updated information and on the writing and recording of the new album! Stay tuned for in-studio updates later this fall and winter! You can keep up with all things TESTAMENT at www.myspace.com/testamentlegions!
Can’t wait until next year to get your TESTAMENT fix? Tune in to Australia’s ‘The Racket’ to hear Chuck and Eric host the Triple J show! The show will air on Tuesday, September 28th at 10pm ET Australia time/8am ET US time. Tune into the show at this link: http://triplej.net.au/racket
TESTAMENT’S highly successful and award-winning album The Formation of Damnation was recently reissued in a deluxe tour edition in celebration of their two amazing tours this year. See below for information on the album!
The Formation of Damnation (Deluxe Tour Edition)
2-disc deluxe tour edition of the band’s comeback album! Includes bonus
footage of classic tracks + more:
1. The Persecuted Won’t Forget
2. Killing Season
4. The Evil Has Landed
5. The Formation Of Damnation
6. Henchmen Ride
7. More Than Meets The Eye
8. Dangers Of The Faithless
9. False Evidence Appearing Real (F.E.A.R.)
10. Leave Me Forever
• The New Order *Audio and Video
• Practice What You Preach *Audio and Video
• Souls Of Black *Audio and Video
*Recorded in Alcatraz for their MTV “52/52” special
Direct news from the band themselves: “After the cancellation of the Kamelot tour, LEAVES’ EYES will play the next headlining shows in the USA and Canada:
@ Club Soda
@ Opera House
“Direct support will come from our Canadian friends BLACKGUARD. Be sure to come and check out the show – we hope to see you all there!” For more information, please consult http://www.myspace.com/leaveseyespage
“Burning Silence”, the new video from Costa Rica-based melodic extreme metal band SIGHT OF EMPTINESS, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in front of 15000 Metal fans as Sight Of Emptiness opened for MEGADETH at Autodromo La Guacima in San Jose, Costa Rica.
A total of five great Video Episodes of the ‘Making of’ & moments before and during the concert can be viewed on the band’s official YouTube Channel ( http://www.youtube.com/filthysoe ).
SIGHT OF EMPTINESS supported MEGADETH on May 9 at Autodromo La Guacima in San Jose, Costa Rica. In addition, they were previously handpicked by both DARK TRANQUILLITY and AMON AMARTH to open their shows in the country. They also shared stages with such bands as LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, TESTAMENT, FIREWIND and SABBAT (featuring Andy Sneap, producer of the latest MEGADETH album, “Endgame”).
In other news, singer Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE, ANOTHER ANIMAL, LIFE OF AGONY) made an special appearance with SIGHT OF EMPTINESS on July 10th at Jazz Cafe in Escazu, Costa Rica, the crowd was treated with renditions of songs in tribute to Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN & HELL, DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW), Peter Steele (TYPE O NEGATIVE) and Paul Gray(SLIPKNOT), with Crane taking the mic for the Dio portion of the show.
SIGHT OF EMPTINESS‘s second album, “Absolution of Humanity”, was mastered by Jens Bogren (OPETH, SOILWORK, BLOODBATH, KATATONIA, SYMPHONY X, AMON AMARTH) at Fascination Street Studios. The cover artwork was created by Costa Rican artist Pablo Vargas.
Labels interested in releasing the new album or signing the band can contact SIGHT OF EMPTINESS at firstname.lastname@example.org
British death metal act IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION, who are currently working on the follow-up to their 2009 debut album, OF WINTER BORN, were recently forced to cancel much of their European tour after the band’s tour van crashed.
The band was driving through France on their way back to the UK, when the van carrying members of both IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION and labelmates AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH was involved in a crash on the motorway. Thankfully no one was seriously injured, though members were left with broken bones, cuts and bruises.
Almost a month on from the crash, IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION bassist CHRIS BALL discusses the band’s recovery and progress on the new album:
“After nearly a month after our crash, we’re all doing well – we’re using this time to finish writing, spend time with our family and friends and get a butt-load of gaming in, haha! My knee still can’t bend that much but it shouldn’t take long for it to get back to normal and Sam’s foot is returning to its normal self!
“In terms of recording and writing, we’ve pretty much finished writing the album and it’s sounding massive! This one will blow ‘Of Winter Born’ out of the water, so everyone needs to hold onto their hats for it as we are sure it will not disappoint. We should be hitting the studio soon and we are definitely aching to show everyone what we’ve done!
“We will not be playing any shows for the remainder of this year as we really want to concentrate on making our new release perfect and worth the extended wait for! We are sure we’ll sort a home show for a come-back, if not a few around the UK! Just keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page or Twitter for announcements.
LILJEGREN RECORDS PROUDLY PRESENTS:
GOLDEN RESURRECTION – NEW SWEDISH MELODIC NEOCLASSICAL METAL EXPLOSION!!!
Christian Liljegren vocalist and founder of DIVINEFIRE, NARNIA & AUDIOVISION is back with a NEW SWEDISH MELODIC NEOCLASSICAL METAL SENSATION called GOLDEN RESURRECTION.
In 2008 Christian Liljegren joined forces with Tommy Johansson, a 20 year old super talented vocalist and guitar hero. Both shared a big passion for melodic neoclassical metal and GOLDEN RESURRECTION was born.
The complete line up for GOLDEN RESURRECTION:
Christian Liljegren [Divinefire, Audiovision, ex Narnia] – Vocals
Tommy Johansson [ReinXeed] – Guitars, keyboards & backing vocals
Stefan Käck – Bass
Rickard Gustafsson [Pantokrator] – Drums
Olov Andersson [Audiovision] – Keyboards & Backing vocals
Now two years after GOLDEN RESURRECTION was formed the debut album “GLORY TO MY KING” is finally ready to be released. The album was produced and mixed by melodic mastermind Erik Mårtensson [W.E.T., Eclipse] and the crystal clear mastering done by Micke Lind [DIO, Candlemass, Talisman]
GOLDEN RESURRECTION inked a deal with KING RECORDS JAPAN who releases many big metal artists like PRIMAL FEAR, PRETTY MAIDS, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, KAMELOT & LION’S SHARE and many more.
GOLDEN RESURRECTION – GLORY TO MY LRCD003
Release date: October 27, 2010 in JAPAN
Christian’s own established label LILJEGREN RECORDS former RIVEL RECORDS will release it for the rest of the world on NOVEMBER 12, 2010.
GOLDEN RESURRECTION’s first official promotion video on the opening track
“SEE MY COMMANDS”, is now available to watch below:
Metal Fans who likes NARNIA, MALMSTEEN, IMPELLITTERI, ROB ROCK & EUROPE should
definitely check out GOLDEN RESURRECTION.
A new North American release date for the new full-length from PRO-PAIN has been set for September 28th, via Regain Records. The powerful new album, entitled Absolute Power, is the thirteenth studio full-length from these American crossover champions.
Absolute Power explores several sides to the tried-and-true American unit’s somewhat patented sound. While a vast chunk of the album immediately recalls standard PRO-PAIN NYC-style metal/hardcore crossover attacks, many elements at play on Absolute Power infiltrate totally new ground for the band. Recorded at Little Creek Studio in Gelterkinden, Switzerland, the record features ten thunderous anthems that bridge the gap between the hardcore club and the rock arena. Absolute Power Track Listing: 01. Unrestrained
02. Destroy The Enemy
03. Stand My Ground [featuring Schmier from Destruction]
04. Road To Nowhere
06. Hell On Earth
07. Divided We Stand
08. Gone Rogue (I Apologize)
09. Rise Of The Antichrist
10. Hate Coalition
Formed by vocalist/bassist Gary Meskil (ex-Crumbsuckers), New York-based PRO-PAIN have over the years benefited from substantial support from an ever-growing and loyal fanbase as well as metal media and radio. Today, now joined by long term guitarist Tom Klimchuck, as well as newer members Marshall Stephens on rhythm guitar and Ricky Halverson (ex-Narcotic Self, Cellador, Stephen Pearcy’s RATT) on drums, the band’s worldwide catalog sales approaches one million units. Promos of Absolute Power are available now, as well as interviews with PRO-PAIN. In North America, contact an Earsplit rep with all promo and requests of the band…. you’ll find us in the circle pit. http://www.pro-pain.com http://www.myspace.com/propainspace http://regainrecords.com http://www.myspace.com/regainrecords
Nuclear Blast Records is proud to announce the various exclusive editions of DIMMU BORGIR’s new album, ABRAHADABRA, which will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and in North America on October 12th.
ABRAHADABRA WORLDWIDE iTUNES DIGITAL EDITION – Available for pre-order beginning September 28th.
Exclusive iTunes version will include a digital booklet, the official “Gateways” video, plus the following two bonus tracks:
“Gateways” (Orchestral Version)
“The Demiurge Molecule” (Orchestral Version)
ABRAHADABRA AMAZON MP3, RHAPSODY, eMUSIC, and NAPSTER DIGITAL EDITIONS – Available on October 12th.
This exclusive digital version will include the following bonus track:
“Dimmu Borgir” (Orchestral Version)
ABRAHADABRA NORTH AMERICAN EDITIONS
ABRAHADABRA NUCLEAR BLAST USA’s EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED EDITION WEBSTORE EDITION – Available for pre-order NOW.
Deluxe metal Ammo Box (actually used in battle), hand-numbered and limited to 350 copies includes:
ABRAHADABRA North American deluxe cross digipak version with one bonus track
View ALL Nuclear Blast USA pre-order bundles here.
ABRAHADABRA HOT TOPIC EDITION
Exclusive Hot Topic jewel case version will include an enhanced “Gateways” video track + the following three bonus tracks:
Deep Purple “Perfect Strangers” cover
GGFH “D.M.D.R” cover
“Dimmu Borgir” (Orchestral Version)
ABRAHADABRA at FYE / SAM GOODY
Receive a free exclusive poster with the in-store purchase of the album.
“Gateways,” the first video released to support the new album ABRAHADABRA by Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR, is now available for viewing at the Nuclear Blast & DIMMU BORGIR YouTube channels.
The “Gateways” single is now available for purchase on iTunes at this location and can also be streamed on the band’s MySpace page.
DIMMU’s 32-date run across North America launches on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts and ends Tuesday, December 14th in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Support will come from Enslaved and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes. Advanced tickets for this tour go on sale on September 15th.
After a very successful run on this summer’s Ozzfest, New Orleans, Louisiana’s sons of American no-frills black metal meets death and roll GOATWHORE will be once again hitting the road in support of their current album CARVING OUT THE EYES OF GOD, which came out in June 2009. Starting on September 22 in Raleigh, NC at Volume 11, GOATWHORE will be joining label mates The Absence for 6 dates and will head straight into the start of The Black Dahlia Murder tour that kicks off on September 28 in Columbus OH at Skully’s. Shortly after the tour alongside fellow label mates The Black Dahlia Murder, GOATWHORE will be ending a very successful year of touring by joining Watain and Black Anvil for a tour that takes the band across the US throughout the month of November. Shortly after GOATWHORE finishes up their run with Watain and Black Anvil, the band will be entering the studio to begin recording their 5th full-length album, and 3rd for Metal Blade Records. More details on the studio and the new material will be made available over the coming months on Metal Blade’s and GOATWHORE’s sites.
“Just when one tour comes to an end another few step into place. We have, as always, put an extreme effort on touring for each release we put out. Our most current release, CARVING OUT THE EYES OF GOD, is no exception and has brought us on many great touring adventures. Just returning home from Ozzfest 2010 we find ourselves locking in the rest of the year with two excellent tours. First, alongside our good friends in The Black Dahlia Murder, then a final end of the year outing with the black art of Watain. The Ozzfest experience was a great thing to be a part of. Playing and hanging with good friends and the bonus of watching some legendary musicians that have influenced us from our earlier metal years. We are looking forward to finishing up the year and getting things rolling for the next release. Hope to see everyone on the road in the next couple of months” comments vocalist Ben Falgoust.
Drummer Zack Simmons adds; “this has been a great time touring for this record. We’ve been very fortunate to been included on a lot of good tours. It was an honor to be included on Ozzfest once again. We are very confident and determined to deliver another killer record and tour our asses off again, as we always do! Stay fuck!!! Stay thirsty, my friends! P.S. Be careful where you store your sewing needles. You never know what can happen…”
Tour w/ The Absence
09/22 Raleigh, NC Volume 11
09/23 West Springfield, VA Jaxx
09/24 Trenton, NJ Championships Bar & Grill
09/25 Middletown, NY TMT Metalfest @ Orange County Fair
MSN /ROCK METAL TV offer an complete video report and an interview with IRON MAIDEN. Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith, Dave Murray, Nicko McBrian and Janick Gers talk in depth about their new album, and they show an excerpt of their next video clip along with live footage.
ROCK METAL TV / MSN it´s a new online television rock and metal orientated created by Microsoft-Spain. It´s directed by Mario Ruiz from Krea Films and longtime Spanish journalist Rafa Basa (www.rafabasa.com)
Warrant now has it’s official red wine called what else?
Cherry Pie Red!!!
The label follows the rock theme that fans will love and the wine in the bottle… a real wine drinker will rock out to the taste!
Warrant’s 2007 Cherry Pie Red
As with the strum of the electric guitar and the bang of a big bass drum within a rock anthem melody, this sexy wine strokes balance and resonates with flavors of cherries, raspberries and mocha. The notes finish with innuendo of espresso and tobacco. Great acidity pairs it well with foods such as spaghetti, beef, and spicy dishes. Also pairs well with classic rock, good times & great friends. $39.99 (US)
ZOMBIE TO GET HIS OWN UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD ATTRACTION: “ROB ZOMBIE’S HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES: IN 3D ZOMBIEVISION!”
The masters of musical mayhem have paired up yet again to embark on a three week tour of debauchery. Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper have returned to destroy a city near you on The Halloween Hootenanny Tour with special guests Murderdolls. The tour kicks off in Los Angeles at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Thursday, September 30th and will criss-cross the USA with a tour de force of ghoulish s delights for your aural pleasure, giving the fans a show of a lifetime.
In other Zombie news, fans will soon get the ultimate interactive experience as their hero is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to create the new 3D maze, “Rob Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses: In 3D ZombieVision.” As part of the Halloween Horror Nights event, fans will be treated to a nightmarish world of carnage and chaos Rob Zombie-style based upon Zombie’s cult hit film “House Of 1000 Corpses.” Vampire buffs also got a treat when the track “What” from Rob Zombie’s latest release HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 appeared in an episode of the smash HBO series “True Blood.”
Zombie addicts can also look forward to the release of the special edition of HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 set to street on Friday, September 24th. This deluxe version of HD2 will feature 3 brand new tracks called “Everything Is Boring,” “Michael” and “Devil’s Hole Girls And The Big Revolution,” as well as a re-imagining of “The Man Who Laughs.” Additionally, the package will include a brand new video for “Mars Needs Women” (shot during the Gruesome Twosome tour with Alice Cooper), a live version of Cooper’s classic “School’s Out” performed with Cooper and a 30-minute DVD featuring a tour documentary entitled “Transylvanian Transmissions,” along with all-new expanded artwork.
With more than 15 million albums sold, 7 Grammy nominations, the helming of 5 major motion pictures and dozens of music videos under his belt, Rob Zombie is a force to be reckoned with in today’s entertainment landscape. Zombie’s unique meld of horror and hard rock has influenced his sound as a musician, and more recently his vision as a director and writer.
The Halloween Hootenanny Tour Featuring The Gruesome Twosome with special guests Murderdolls:
Earlier today, Henny Wolter elaborated to Metal-Rules.com on why he quit Primal Fear. His posting can be read here. After this became public, we were contacted by Ralf Scheepers with a further explanation on what went down. His comments are below:
“It is pretty unfair to complain about a 2 man enterprise although he has been invited to join the company. He didn’t do it though due to the lack of having the balls to take the financial risk. All in all it was only a matter of earning money for Henny in the end anyway, that’s why his statement about PF not being a band anymore is simply the biggest joke on earth! We have even canceled shows because one guy -> “Henny” didn’t want to do them as of getting less fee as usual. Not to mention that the 2 man enterprise wouldn’t have received any money at all for those shows.