TARJA: Act I To See North American Release Tomorrow!

September 3rd, 2012
by EvilG

Act I, the first ever live solo offering from legendary Finnish songstress/former Nightwish soprano, TARJA TURUNEN, will be unleashed to North American fans TOMORROW, September 4, 2012 via Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records. Available in 2-CD, 2-DVD and Blu-Ray formats, Act I was recorded and filmed with 10 HD cameras at the breathtaking Teatro El Círculo in Rosario, Argentina earlier this Spring resulting in a visual production Terrorizer.com called “mind boggling.” Act I boasts an elaborate track listing of solo tunes, Nightwish classics and various covers including a rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom Of The Opera,” Gary Moore’s “Over The Hills and Far Away,” Whitesnake’s “Still Of The Night” and a variety of video extras.

Check out “In For The Kill” as well as the latest DVD trailer HERE:

 

http://www.tarja-act1.com

http://www.tarjaturunen.com

http://www.facebook.com/tarjaofficial

http://www.eaglerockent.com

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REVAMP To Enter Studio In December

September 3rd, 2012
by EvilG

REVAMP, the band led by former AFTER FOREVER vocalist Floor Jansen, will enter the studio in December to begin recording its sophomore album for a tentative March/April 2013 release.

A new one-and-a-half-minute video update from Jansen regarding the progress of the songwriting sessions for the upcoming CD can be seen below.

REVAMP returned to the live stage in January at Metropool in Hengelo, The Netherlands as the support act for EPICA.

Video footage of REVAMP performing a brand new song, entitled “Sins”, during the concert can be seen below.

Jansen performed at Carioca Club in São Paulo, Brazil in November 2011 as a special guest of MAYAN, the band featuring EPICA/ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst. This marked his first live appearance since her burn-out last year, which forced her to put on hold all concert activities.

REVAMP’s self-titled debut album was released in Europe on May 28, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Dark Descent Records & Destro Records Team Up For Thevetat’s Disease to Divide Demo

September 3rd, 2012
by EvilG

NY classic death metal band make their first offering. Deep in the mind since 2004, it wasn’t until 2011 the beast that is Thevetat took its proper shape. Total filthy death metal is spewed forth in this three song demo. Crushing riffs, gutteral vocals, and relentless blasting open the gates of hell. Featuring members of Ceremonium, Hemlock and Cerebral Haemorrage, Thevetat bring unholy power to the abyssic domain of corruption with an emphasis on strong songwriting and occult themes. Disease to Divide is a cooperation between Dark Descent and Destro Records. Death metal that speaks for the dead.
Disease to Divide is currently streaming at this location.

Lifeless
Transmigration of Souls
Nihilistic Doctrine

Thevetat is:
Matthew Szablewicz: vocals
Thomas Pioli: lead/rhythm guitars and bass
Matt Slagle: session drums
www.facebook.com/Thevetat

Dark Descent Records has just launched its official Bandcamp page, which features streaming copies of more than twenty of underground death metal’s finest releases. Visit darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com to stream albums from Uncanny, Father Befouled, Binah, Coffin Texts, Anhedonist and many more.

All titles streaming are available for purchase at:

www.darkdescentrecords.com

www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords

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Blood God – No Brain. But Balls!

September 3rd, 2012
by EvilG

A new power is rising. And it demands blood! But who would expected something else when Debauchery mastermind Thomas Gurrath has his infamous fingers in the pie? Notorious border crosser that he is, he is famed for his explicit live shows, looked us straight into the eyes from the cover page of Germany’s leading gutter press BILD as a result of his controversial ban from teachership and used every free minute of the last decade to play gigs and festivals. Since 2003, the extreme music scene had to learn but one thing: Wherever he shows up, scantily dressed women, liters of booze and burning concert pits are never far away. As is the case this time: Not long after his brutal Debauchery assault

“Germany’s Next Death Metal”, he wades on through this ocean of blood and body parts as a prophet to declare the will of a new lord: The Blood God is coming. His kingdom come, his will be done!

This time around, however, Death Metal is not on the menu: Thought as the follower of Gurrath`s Hard Rock project Big Ball, Blood God unites the musicians’ most prominent preferences: Sweaty, over-thetop Heavy Rock, booze and women… lots of women! “No Brain, But Balls!!!”, therefore, is a more than apt name for an album firmly rooted in the tradition of legends like Accept and AC/DC and is spreading a crystal clear message with its masculine, biting songs: Turn off your fucking brains and party like there is no tomorrow! With this mighty Blood God debut, Thomas Gurrath proves how to do it: Already the lascivious lady on the cover or songs like “Blowjob Barbie”, “Stupid But Sexy” or

“Hard Rock Party Bus” declare but one thing: Sex, Drugs & Blood’n’Roll. For Blood God, the rock’n’roll dream has not become a cliché, a set phrase devoid of meaning. Blood God is dead serious – and that never was so much fun before!

Forget the Lord’s Prayer, forget the ten commandments, forget churchgoing: Each Sunday morning, the Blood God himself suffers a “Hangover From Hell” and has only one rule for his disciples: Rock ‘til you drop – on Earth as it is in Hell. Amen!

Sales points:

– new project by Debauchery frontman Thomas Gurrath

– follow-up to Big Ball who toured Europe with Saxon and Doro

– world wide touring missions with Debauchery (headliner tours through Europe, gigs in China and at Wacken, support shows for Six Feet Under, Napalm Death, Destruction)

– straight Heavy Rock for all fans of AC/DC and Accept, produced by Dennis Wars (Pink Cream 69, Krokus) and Tom Naumann (Sinner, Primal Fear)

– bonus for the Death Metal community: the second CD contains the whole album with “Debauchery style” grunts

 

 

Track listing:

1- Blowjob Barbie

2- Womanizer

3- Nasty Lover

4- Stupid But Sexy

5- This Woman Makes Me Crawl

6- No Brain But Balls

7- Psycho Pussy

8- Lovemaker

9- Rock The Hell – Out Of Me

10- Love & Pain

11- Hangover From Hell

12- Hard Rock Party Bus

13- Sex Kitten

 

 

Band:

Thomas is the avatar of the Blood God: guitars & voices

 

Guests:

Tom Naumann (ex-Primal Fear): additional guitars

Dennis Ward (Unisonic/Pink Cream 69): bass guitar, backing vocals

Juli (Debauchery): female vocals

Andi (Debauchery): drums

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Hellectricity – debut album out in October

September 3rd, 2012
by EvilG

“Metal/rock’n’roll without the pressure to break all limits of heaviness and speed” – that’s how we can summarize the music of the new band Hellectricity. Their debut studio album will be released by Metal Mind Productions on October, 29th in Europe and December, 11th in USA (via MVD). Although the band is new on the music scene, its members have an established history in the music business – they include musicians known from such bands as Corruption, Lostbone, Hedfirst, Carnal, and The Supergroup. They started to play together in 2009. One year later Hellectricity released their well received first EP entitled „Cold Blood Desire”. Now they are about to release their first full-length album “Salem Blood” which constitutes a return to the classic metal music of the 80s. but played in a modern way.

As the musicians ensure, Hellectricity feel no need to reinvent rock music or to strive for the originality of their own music. They just have fun while working on this project, which can be clearly heard on their album. “Salem Blood” contains ten dynamic, energetic metal/rock&roll songs that tell a story of the Inquisition, demons and humans. It does sound interesting, and here is how the band describe their work in the studio: “The material featured on the album was recorded in June and July 2011 at Sound Division studio in Warsaw, Poland. The recording process went quite smoothly but mixing and mastering was just a never-ending story. Arek Malczewski, who was working with us on ‘Salem Blood’, is a sought-after guy on all fronts. We know him from our previous collaboration on Behemoth, Decapitated and Black River albums – he’s always on the run, working on some projects. He is probably the busiest man in the world. That’s why the final work on the album was done in several sessions. Fortunately, around April this year we were able to bring everything to a happy end.”

 

Today the band reveal the cover artwork and tracklist of “Salem Blood”. Full details to follow soon.

 

Hellectricity

“Salem Blood”

 

 

Tracklist:

 

1. Silver Bullets

2. Endless Lie

3. Wolf Or Man

4. Plaque LXIX

5. Nightmare

6. Don’t Burn The Witch

7. Eat Me Alive

8. Beware Of Light

9. Salem Blood

10. Prophecy

 

Line-up:

Rufus (Corruption) – vocals

Przemas (Lostbone) – guitar

Kuba (Hedfirst) – guitar

Wiśnia (Carnal, The Supergroup) – drums

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SONATA ARCTICA – Exclusive ‘Shitload Of Money’ Signed Edition CD Single Delayed; Video Available

September 3rd, 2012
by EvilG

Finnish metallers SONATA ARCTICA have issued the following update regarding a delay with their ‘Shitload Of Money’ signed edition CD singles.

“The singles will be shipped to the customers on September 14th as a priority delivery. We are very sorry for the delay. This single is strictly limited, and only available from the official Sonata Arctica web shop. If you haven’t ordered yours yet, you can get it from http://shop.sonataarctica.info/

SONATA ARCTICA - 'Shitload Of Money'

SONATA ARCTICA – ‘Shitload Of Money’

Sonata Arctica recently released a video for ‘Shitload Of Money’, taken from their latest album Stones Grow Her Name. Check it out below:

 

 Stones Grow Her Name features the following tracklisting:

‘Only The Broken Hearts (Make You Beautiful)’

‘Shitload of Money’

‘Losing My Insanity’

‘Somewhere Close To You’

‘I Have A Right’

‘Alone In Heaven’

‘The Day’

‘Cinderblox’

‘Don’t Be Mean’

‘Wildfire II’

‘Wildfire III’

 

The official Mobile Songpier app for Stones Grow Her Name is available at this location.

Watch the video for ‘I Have A Right’ below:

 

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Motorhead release their new live DVD and CD – The World is Ours Vol 2 Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else on 24th September

September 3rd, 2012
by EvilG

On September 24th, 2012 the loudest, most real and raucous rock’n’roll Grammy-winning band in the world, Motörhead, will release “The Wörld Is Ours – Vol 2 – Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else”, the follow-up to 2011’s “The Wörld Is Ours – Vol 1 – Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else”.

Like it’s sibling, Anyplace Crazy… will come packed with more magnificent Motörmaterial from “The Wörld Is Yours” tour, including the triumphant 2011 Wacken headline appearance as well as highlights from the Sonisphere and Rio shows.

Motorhead

Motorhead

Release Dates: U K: September 24th, 2012
The band will commence with their 2012 European Tour on November 5th in Wolverhampton, UK, ending on December 11th in Kempten, supported by Anthrax.

 

Formats:

* digipak – DVD + 2 CDs

* a double-disc CD only

* a double-vinyl gatefold sleeved version (W:O:A concert)

* a blu-ray version

* a direct-to-consumer box featuring 2 CDs, a DVD, Blu-ray and a special booklet featuring exclusive on and offstage photography

 

TRACKLISTING

 

WACKEN OPEN AIR

GERMANY, AUGUST 6th, 2011

01 Iron Fist

02 Stay Clean

03 Get Back In Line

04 Metropolis

05 Over the Top

06 One Night Stand

07 Rock Out

08 The Thousand Names of God

09 I Know How To Die

10 The Chase Is Better Than the Catch

11 In the Name of Tragedy

12 Just ‘Cos You Got the Power

13 Going to Brazil

14 Killed by Death

15 Bomber

16 Ace of Spades

17 Overkill

 

SONISPHERE FESTIVAL UK, JULY 10th, 2011

01 Iron Fist

02 I Know How To Die

03 In The Name of Tragedy

04 Killed by Death

05 Ace of Spades

06 Overkill

ROCK IN RIO

BRAZIL, SEPTEMBER 25th, 2011

01 Stay Clean

02 Over the Top

03 The Chase Is Better Than the Catch

04 Going to Brazil

05 Killed by Death

 

BONUS FEATURE:

Festival Impressions W:O:A

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Dragonsclaw Announce Special Guest Appearance for Upcoming Album

September 3rd, 2012
by EvilG

Australian power metalers Dragonsclaw are currently working on their second album and have released this update:

“We are extremely happy to announce that the legendary Jack Starr (of Burning Starr / ex Virgin Steele) will be contributing to a track on our upcoming album. If anyone hasn’t checked out Jack’s new Burning Starr album “Land of The Dead”, please do yourself a favor and pick this one up… this is metal at it’s finest! Our thanks also to Rhino (of Manowar/Angels Of Babylon) for tracking Jack’s solos at his studio!

Dragonsclaw - Promo Photo

Dragonsclaw – Promo Photo

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Geoff Tate’s Queensryche Line-up Announced; And Now there are two Queensryches

September 2nd, 2012
by EvilG

This following was posted to Geoff Tate’s Queensryche page here www.queensryche.com/2012/09/01/new-lineup-2/:

“I’m sure the last few months have been very frustrating for you. I know they have been for me. There are so many questions and so few answers.

It is said that adversity makes one stronger. Well, I’m definitely in a better place now than I’ve ever been before. I feel very positive and excited.

The challenge, when you’re in a creative environment, is keeping things fresh and invigorating, and after working with the same people for thirty years, it gets very difficult—You walk into the room, and everybody knows what everyone is going to do. There’s no spark, the chemistry is very tried and true and you just keep coming up with the same ways of expressing yourself.

Today is a new day and I am thrilled to announce the new Queensrÿche.

Joining me are: Rudy Sarzo, Bobby Blotzer, Glen Drover, Kelly Gray and Randy Gane.

Together we shall embark on a new musical journey that will be a greater extension of where Queensrÿche has ever been.

With this new project, with these new people, it’s a whole new scene. There are new ideas, different musical backgrounds and a whole new set of parameters. Everyone has ideas you haven’t heard before, and everyone is throwing them against the wall and suddenly … the music has a whole new life.

I look forward to this new life and I hope to see you on tour as all of us come together and begin this new era.”

Geoff Tate

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Gamma Ray – Statement from former drummer Daniel Zimmermann; New band photo available

September 2nd, 2012
by EvilG

The below update on the departure of Daniel Zimmermann has been posted to the band’s official site www.gammaray.org:

Dear All!
You might have heard it through the grapevine already or asked yourself why Dan didn’t play on the recent shows this year.
We are very sorry to announce that since January 2012 Dan has left GAMMARAY to change for a more settled lifestyle that doesn’t take him away from home so often.

Here’s his statement to all of you:

Dear fans,

Thank you very much for your never-ending support and the countless magic moments with you during the last 15 years.
You are the best !!! (Eh kloar)

Being the drummer of Gamma Ray was an eventful, exciting, challenging and very emotional time and I would never want to miss it.

Now it is time for me to try out new avenues.

Stay Metal forever in eternity

Dan

We have waited with an official statement to leave open the chance for a change of heart and because we didn’t really want to start an official search for a new drummer.

Meanwhile, the guy who has played all the shows with us this year has grown so much into the band that now we can proudly present him as our new drummer,

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome …..
Mr. Michael Ehré !!!

Gamma Ray 2012

Gamma Ray 2012

Michael is already known in the scene for his work with “Uli Jon Roth”, “Metalium”, “Firewind” and his band “Love Might Kill” where he proved that he is not only a great drummer but an excellent songwriter aswell.

We have already started working on new material for the next GAMMARAY album together and we are very much looking forward to enter this new era of the Rays with a fresh wind in our sails and go around the world together with a new, hopefully killer album.

Here is a video announcement from the band:

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Overkill – Bobby Blitz

September 2nd, 2012
by Carlos Llanas

Electric Age.jpg

Interview with Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth

Conducted by: Carlos M. Llanas

Since the early 80’s, Overkill has been ripping stages and releasing albums consecutively, and to this day, they continue to put on energetic and exciting live shows.  They have conquered many fans with their style of thrash metal, and they are considered by many as one of the greatest thrash bands that ever existed; I have to agree completely.  How can you not?  With classic releases like "Feel the fire" and "Taking Over", they helped pave the roadway for a genre with a scene that has benefit greatly by these records.  Sure, the scene has increased significantly since the mid-2000’s, but unlike these "Junior Thrashers", Overkill never forgot, and never forgave.

 


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LUCA TURILLI’S RHAPSODY – New Choir Recording For The Cinematic World Tour

September 1st, 2012
by EvilG

CINEMATIC WORLD TOUR

CINEMATIC WORLD TOUR

After a summer devoted to work, work and more work, LUCA TURILLI’S RHAPSODY are proud to announce that all is proceeding perfectly with the production of their Ascending To Infinity Cinematic World Tour. Luca Turilli and Alessandro Conti just came back from the Backyard Studios of Kempten (Germany) after having recorded a new session of epic choirs exclusively for it.

Luca explains: “As in our shows we will also play some of the very old Rhapsody songs, rarely or never played until now, we decided to re-record the choirs for those same songs in order to present them on stage with the best sound quality possible. Moreover we decided to add a great choral impact to some songs that originally were not featuring a choir”.

Alessandro adds: “A couple of days ago we met in Germany some of the singers who already performed on the new album Ascending To Infinity and, thanks to their unique vocal power, we gave new energy and new life to those glorious and legendary tracks that made the history of Rhapsody!”

The singers who performed in the new choral session are: the Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody frontman Alessandro Conti, the singer and photographer Johnny Eisprung; Matthias Stockinger, singer and actor actually performing in the musical Evita, and the AOR legend DAN LUCAS, who sold 1.4 million copies with the super single ‘Heart Of America’.

Ascending To Infinity Cinematic World Tour dates:

 

November

9 – Annecy, France – Le Brise Glace

10 – Charleroi, Belgium – Coliseum

11 – Enschede, Netherlands – Atak

12 – London, England – O2 Islington

14 – Bilbao, Spain – Sala Santana 27

15 – Madrid, Spain – Caracol

16 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Bikini

20 – Wörgl, Austria – Komma

22 – Bologna, Italy – Estragon

23 – Milan, Italy – Live Club

24 – Rome, Italy – Orion

25 – Treviso, Italy – New Age

26 – Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur

28 – Budapest, Hungary – Club 202

29 – Prague, Czech Republic – Club Matrix

30 – München, Germany – Backstage

 

December

1 – Geiselwind, Germany – Musichall

3 – Köln, Germany – Essigfabrik

4 – Zoetermeer, Netherlands – Boerderij

5 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix

6 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle

9 – Paris, France – Le Trabendo

10 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie

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The raw version of the new Crimson Glory song available

September 1st, 2012
by Arto Lehtinen

The raw version of the new Crimson Glory song has been uploaded to the youtube site. The band also posted the following statement regarding the new material:

“This is a rough/raw demo version of a new Crimson Glory song entitled “Garden Of Shadows”, from the new Crimson Glory concept album. A rarity, this version is not the final version to be released on the record, but is the original version of the song and was the first song written for the concept album.”

 

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CANNIBAL CORPSE confirm dates in Southeast Asia, Australia, Japan and more!

September 1st, 2012
by EvilG

Death metal icons, Cannibal Corpse, have confirmed that they will be spending most of the month of October this year in the eastern hemisphere. This will be the band’s first time in many of these cities, which include Jakarta, Tokyo, Perth, Seoul, as well as a show in Hawaii on their way back into the western hemisphere. The entire confirmed schedule can be seen below.

This tour, once complete, will leave few stones left unturned for Cannibal Corpse in the realm of international touring, as they completed a thorough tour of Eastern Europe in 2010 in which they performed in 10 countries in 18 days and met some random characters along the way. That experience was documented and released as the Global Evisceration DVD, which is available on-line HERE. Updates from the band’s trek this October will be available (pending internet connectivity, of course) via the band’s twitter account (@CorpseOfficial), bassist Alex Webster’s twitter account (@AlexCannibal), and the official Cannibal Corpse facebook page.

CANNIBAL CORPSE are touring in support of their critically lauded, impossibly brutal full-length, Torture, released through Metal Blade Records earlier this Spring. On the twelfth studio offering of their inspiring twenty-four year career, the Floridian quintet have never sounded so vital, the album building upon the wealth of powerful, dark, and memorable songs comprising 2006’s Kill and 2009’s Evisceration Plague and pointedly upping the ante at every turn. The record landed the band at #38 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart upon its first week of release, making it the highest debut in CANNIBAL CORPSE history! Torture landed at #7 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #4 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart and #32 Billboard Top Current Albums Chart. Produced by Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan, Torture continues to reap critical accolades from critics and fans around the globe and is yet another testament to CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s permanent allegiance to shrewdly arranged, pile-driving death metal madness.

CANNIBAL CORPSE
10/04 Adelade, Australia Flowers
10/05 Melbourne, Australia Billboards
10/06 Sydney, Australia Metro
10/08 Brisbane, Australia Hifi
10/09 Perth, Australia Capitol
10/11 Bangkok, Thailand Hollywood Awards
10/12 Jakarta, Indonesia Plaza Selatan Senayan
10/13 Solo, Indonesia Manahan Sports Center
10/15 Tokyo, Japan Club Quatro
10/16 Osaka, Japan Club Quatro
10/17 Nagoya, Japan Club Quatro
10/19 Seoul, South Korea Ax Hall
10/20 Beijing, China Yu Gong Yi Shan
10/21 Taipei, Taiwan The Wall Livehouse
10/24 Honolulu, HI Hawaiian Brian’s

http://www.cannibalcorpse.net
http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse
http://twitter.com/corpseofficial
http://www.youtube.com/cannibalcorpse

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SISTER release video from Sonisphere festival

September 1st, 2012
by EvilG

Swedish sleaze and punk influenced metal band SISTER recently filmed a video for the track Werewolves on Blackstreet during the band’s recent performance at this year’s Sonisphere Festival in Madrid, Spain. Shot and edited by Jimmy Johansson, Werewolves on Blackstreet highlights the band’s experience at the festival both on and off stage. Check it out HERE.

“The trip to Madrid and Sonisphere Festival was an awesome experience. We definitely had a fucking blast! To share the stage with giants like Slayer, Soundgarden, Limp Bizkit, The Offspring and Metallica is just wicked. Check out our video and catch some of the highlights from our travel.

Sonisphere is indeed a great festival both on and off stage. We want to send out a big thanks to the festival organizers and to our Spanish fans! And of course Jimmy, son of K, Johansson for shooting and editing all of our stupidities. See you guys next time!
http://www.twitter.com/sister_official
http://www.facebook.com/sisterband
http://www.sisteronline.net/

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