The popular AFM Records label compilation „All For Metal“ continues with part 3. This time, „All For Metal III“ includes even more video clip (36!) on DVD and just like its predecessors, a bonus CD (15 tracks).
Again this compilation will be available for a special low price (suggest retail price 9,99 €).
01. Orden Ogan – The Things We Believe In
02. U.D.O. – Leatherhead
03. Kissin’ Dynamite – Money, Sex & Power
04. Masterplan – Time To Be King
05. Heavenly – Fullmoon
06. Shakra – Back On Track
07. The Last Vegas – Evil Eyes
08. Morton – Weeping Bell
09. Triosphere – Marionette
10. Brainstorm – In These Walls
11. Iron Mask – God Punishes, I Kill
12. Crystal Viper – Witch’s Mark
13. At Vance – Facing Your Enemy
14. Wolfpakk – Reptiles Kiss
15. Sinner – Back On Trail
16. Oz – Dominator
17. Elvenking – The Loser
18. Nightmare – Sunrise In Hell
19. Epysode – Obsessions
20. Stahlmann – Tanzmaschine
21. A Life Divided – Heart On Fire
22. Eisbrecher – Eiszeit
23. The Murder Of My Sweet – Unbreakable
24. Lake Of Tears – House Of The Setting Sun
25. The New Black – The King I Was
26. Lyriel – Leverage
27. All Hail The Yeti – The Art Of Mourning
28. Black Messiah – Windloni
29. Ektomorf – The One
30. Solution .45 – Gravitational Lensing
31. Fear Factory – The Industrialist
32. Ministry – Ghouldiggers
33. Suidakra – Dowth 2059
34. Korzus – Truth
35. Onslaught – The Sound Of Violence
36. Tankard – Rules For Fools
01. Bloodbound – Metalheads Unite
02. Mob Rules – Cannibal Nation
03. Iron Savior – Hall Of The Heroes
04. Dragonland – The Tempest
05. Voodoo Circle – King Of Your Dreams
06. Magica – Center Of The Great Unknown
07. Almah – Bullets On The Altar
08. Kryptos – The Mask Of Anubis
09. Paradox – Brutalized
10. Mors Principium Est – Destroyer Of All
11. Words Of Farewell – Sorae
12. Thormesis – Sterbend Herz
13. Merrimack – Gospel Of The Void
14. Byfrost – Buried Alive
15. Vore – The Unseen Hand
Nearly 100 Donated Guitars Will be Auctioned on Saturday, December 1 at 2 P.M. at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, CA to Raise Money for Dio Cancer Fund
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the world-renowned voice of Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell, will participate in the upcoming Icons & Idols-Rock ‘n’ Roll Auction at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, December 1 at 2 P.M. Nearly 100 donated guitars signed by a variety of celebrities from the music world will go on the auction block to benefit the Fund’s mission of cancer prevention, research and education.
The collection includes guitars signed by the Jonas Brothers, Slash, Tom Morello, Tony Iommi and members of Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, the Alice Cooper Band, Metallica and Iron Maiden. Among the rarities are a prototype electric guitar made for and signed by Eddie Van Halen and a custom hand-carved Ronnie James Dio memorial guitar created by DBZ Guitars. Also in the collection is an Epiphone electric guitar signed by a host of country music stars, among them Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney, an ESP acoustic electric guitar signed by “Twilight” film star Robert Pattinson and three guitars hand painted by the famous elephants of the Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project in Thailand.
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a privately funded 501C3 charity organization which has already raised more than $600,000 in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research and the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life.
Julien’s Auctions, which specializes in entertainment memorabilia, is located at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150, Beverly Hills, California 90210.
A free public exhibition of many of the items included in the auction will be available for viewing during the auction
house’s regular business hours of 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. beginning Monday, November 19 through Friday, November 30.
For hours, visit: www.juliensauctions.com.
New PHILIP ANSELMO / WARBEAST Split EP ‘War of the Gargantuas’ Hits Stores January 8, 2013
WARBEAST Set to Release New Full Length Album ‘Destroy’ in Early 2013
Louisiana heavy metal marvel DOWN and Texas thrashers WARBEAST are pleased to announce several U.S. tour dates in 2013. The upcoming tour, dubbed “The Weed & Speed Tour: West Coast Throwdown in the Year of XIII”, will kick off on January 11, 2013 in Houston, TX at Warehouse Live. The tour will make its way through several states, coming to a close on February 1st in Chattanooga, TN at Track 29.
Before the start of the tour, WARBEAST will headline the War of the Gargantuas release party show on January 5th at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, TX. See directly below for all currently released tour dates.
DOWN and WARBEAST 2013 U.S. Tour Dates:
1/5 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club (WARBEAST ONLY, War of the Gargantuas Release Show)
1/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom
1/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
1/14 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
1/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club
1/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
1/18 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim
1/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
1/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
1/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
1/23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
1/24 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
1/26 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
1/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
1/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
1/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
2/1 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
DOWN vocalist PHILIP ANSELMO and WARBEAST recently announced that they will be releasing a new split album entitled War of the Gargantuas. The split will be released on January 8, 2012 via Housecore Records and will include two songs from each artist. This album serves as the first release of any solo work by PHILIP ANSELMO during the span of his nearly 30-year legacy. Also, the two WARBEAST tracks on the split feature former bassist Alan Bovee before his amicable departure from the band. Since then, Dre Karst has joined on bass.
WARBEAST alsorecently announced the upcoming release of their second full-length album, Destroy. The album is scheduled to be released in early 2013 via Housecore Records and is currently in the mastering stages. Stay tuned for more information on Destroy coming very soon.
Heavy metal grand-daddies BLACK SABBATH checked in today with the brief update that Geezer Butler is all set to record some more bass tracks on the new album.
In the interview footage below, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi talks with Eric Blair about being a cancer survivor , The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, progress on the new Black Sabbath album, Rick Rubin, Bill Ward, and his fondest memories of RONNIE JAMES DIO.
When asked about progress on new Black Sabbath material and reports that he has laid down guitar for 15 new songs, he responds, “I know that, but that’s wrong. When Ozzy (Osbourne) said it, I think he meant what we’d done… we’d written the 15 songs and we played them all. But now, at the moment, we’re recording them. We recorded them at first, at my house in England, just as demos, but now we’re doing them for real. So, we’re about six tracks in now, at the moment.”
Due for release on December 12th is Black Sabbath – The Vinyl Collection: 1970 – 1978, a limited edition box-set celebrating the iconic albums featuring the full original Black Sabbath lineup.
- 9×12” LP: full reproductions of the original album releases, remastered from the band’s personal archives on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. Titles include: Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality (with poster), Volume 4 (with photo insert book), Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Sabotage, Technical Ecstasy, Never Say Die, Live At Last.
- 7” single: featuring the band’s debut single ‘Evil Woman’ and non-album B-side ‘Wicked World’.
- 12” x 12” hard-backed book: containing original tour programmes from 1970, 1975, 1976 and 1978.
- Back to Black Sabbath download voucher: for easy download of the full set
- Includes an exclusive limited edition 12×12 print of the box set design. Only 50 prints available.
According to Billboard.biz, Mike Easterlin, head of promotion at Roadrunner Records, has ascended to GM following the departure of label president Jonas Nachsin yesterday. Earlier this month, Easterlin received another promotion when he was named GM of Fueled By Ramen. He will now oversee both Roadrunner and Fueled by Ramen but that they will have separate staffs.
Nine staffers were let go from Roadrunner yesterday, mostly in the finance, royalty and IT areas, in the hours after Nachsin’s departure was announced to the staff.
Easterlin came to Roadrunner in 2007 when the label merged its promotion staff with that of Lava/Atlantic, where he had worked as senior VP of promotion since 2005. Before that he worked as national director of pop promotion at Virgin Records and VP of pop promotion at Def Jam.
In December 2006, the Warner Music Group announced that it had entered into a deal to acquire a 73.5% stake in Roadrunner Music for $73.5 million; the deal closed on January 30, 2007. At the time, the label employed about 100-120 people worldwide and had offices in eight countries. WMG fully acquired Roadrunner in November of 2010.
After WMG assumed full ownership of the company, about 20 staffers were let go at the label’s headquarters in the Netherlands as Warner assumed back-office support functions. About 36 staffers were let go in the April 2012 downsizing and most of the label’s offices were shut.
Current artists on the Roadrunner roster include DREAM THEATER, MACHINE HEAD, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, OPETH, RATT, RUSH, SLIPKNOT, SOULFLY, STONE SOUR and TRIVIUM.
STRATOVARIUS have finished work on the follow-up to 2011′s Elysium. Says the band: “Wonderful news! We just walked out from Finnvox studios with our new album in our hands! Band’s longtime friend and mastering guru Mr. (Mika) Jussila (NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, SENTENCED) gave his magical touch to our record and it sounds awesome!!!”
The as-yet-untitled album is the first to feature drummer Rolf Pilve and is due out in the spring via Edel/JVC.
Stratovarius and AMARANTHE are teaming up in a double headline bill next spring. The Nordic Nexus Of Nemesis Tour 2013 will kick off in Munich, Germany on March 20th.
Former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno stopped the show during a concert in Donetsk, Ukraine, after a member of the audience kept shouting Bruce Dickinson’s name. Scroll down to watch video of the incident.
The singer referred to his successor’s celebrated “air raid siren” voice and made a homophobic reference to him.
Di’Anno said: “I’m sorry – I don’t do opera,” and mimicked Dickinson’s vocal on ‘Run To The Hills’. He added: “It’s too f–king easy – and I’m not gay.”
“This is punk. If you like Bruce Dickinson go home and listen to his records. Why did you buy a ticket, motherf–ker? This is real punk, man. This is what made Iron Maiden – not the money-making machine.
“If you don’t like me, f–k off. Better still – you want to fight? You’ll be sorry. I’m sorry, I didn’t say I was a nice guy. You f–k me up, I’ll kick your f–king ass.”
He then delivered a rendition of early Maiden track Running Free, describing it as “the song that made Iron Maiden famous,” and adding: “It’s about sex, drugs, rock’n’roll, Harley Davidson motorcycles.”
Di’Anno, who recently spent time in jail after being found guilty of benefit fraud, fronted the NWOBHM giants for their first two albums before being replaced by Dickinson in 1981.
Pivotal Rockordings have made the NONEXIST cover of CORONER‘s “Masked Jackal” and free extensive artwork to accompany the band’s latest album From My Cold Dead Hands available at http://label.pivotalalliance.com/nonexistbonus/. A free cover of MEGADETH‘s “In My Darkest Hour” and NONEXIST‘s first single “Fire At Will” are also available at the same link with more free covers to be made available in the coming weeks through various media outlets and social media sites. The free artwork has been made available to accompany the band’s latest digital-only release and features 20 full pages of custom album art as well as front and back covers, all available in multiple formats (JPG,PDF,PSD) for fans to do with as they see fit – print, wallpaper, fanart, etc. All artwork was conceptualized and created by Sofia Bennrup and Johan Reinholdz specifically for this album and its songs.
The band features former ARCH ENEMY and current HEARSE vocalist Johan Liiva and ANDROMEDA/SKYFIRE guitarist Johan Reinholdz. NONEXIST has released its first new full-length album in 10 years, From My Cold Dead Hands, on November 2nd digitally via Pivotal Rockordings. NONEXIST will make its first live appearance at Scorched Tundra Festival, set to take place December 28th at Sticky Fingers in Sweden, playing alongside ZOMBIEKRIG, SWITCH OPENS, NO HAWAII and label mates ELDRIMNER. NONEXIST‘s live lineup will include the following musicians:Johan Liiva (ex-ARCH ENEMY) – Vocals
Johan Reinholdz (SKYFIRE, ANDROMEDA) – Guitars
Linus Abrahamsson (ANDROMEDA) – Bass
Johan Ålgard (FAITHFUL DARKNESS) – Guitars
Joakim Strandberg-Nilsson (FAITHFUL DARKNESS) – DrumsFrom My Cold Dead Hands was recorded at Multipass Studios, features 9 blistering tracks and is also accompanied by cover songs that Pivotal Rockordings is releasing for free via various social media websites and media outlets. For more information on where exactly to find these cover songs please visit http://label.pivotalalliance.com to read the latest news. NONEXIST‘s debut full-length record Deus Deceptor was released in 2002 via Century Media/New Hawen Records and the lineup at the time included Johan Liiva, Johan Reinholdz, and DEFLESHED/DARK FUNERAL drummer Matte Modin. Deus Deceptor was produced by Tommy Tägtgren and Johan Reinholdz at Abyss Studios and featured a musical direction described as a cross between early ARCH ENEMY and CARCASS (circa Heartwork).
1. Dark and Tortured Universe
2. Presence Everlasting
3. Flesh Falls from the Bone
4. Days without End
5. Fire at Will
6. Collective Coma
7. From My Cold Dead Hands
8. Lost in Darkness and Confusion
9. Here Comes the Pain
FREE BONUS TRACKS
Megadeth – “In My Darkest Hour”
Coroner – “Masked Jackal”
Atomic Rooster – “Death Walks Behind You”
Merciless – “Realm of the Dark”
Eucharist – “Greeting Immortality”
BONDED BY BLOOD, who recently released their new album, THE AFTERMATH, have been confirmed for this year’s “Barge to Hell” cruise, which sets sail from Miami to the Bahamas on December 3rd and returns on December 7th.
The band will be joining the likes of AT THE GATES, BEHEMOTH, SODOM, SEPULTURA, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NAPALM DEATH and many more on one of the most extreme cruises in the world.
BONDED BY BLOOD have also confirmed a European tour with VADER and ABORTED, which is set to take place through January and February, 2013. Dates are due to be announced soon.
BONDED BY BLOOD drummer CARLOS REGALADO comments:
“We are ecstatic to be one of the lucky bands this year to be included in the Barge to Hell cruise! We can’t wait to share the stage with all these legendary bands, and being able to play on such a huge ship while it sails to the Bahamas is just unreal. See you all on deck!
“We are also excited to announce that in January we are heading overseas to Europe to tour with the legendary Vader! It’s been a while since we have done a proper European tour and we just can’t wait to get back out there and support The Aftermath live. We look forward to meeting some new fans and seeing some familiar faces; see you on the road!”
Dec. 03-07 – Miami,FL/Nassau, Bahamas – Barge to Hell Cruise
Dec. 22 – Hollywood, CA – Key Club
Apr. 20 – Santa Ana, CA – Carn-Evil at Malone’s
BONDED BY BLOOD’s new album, THE AFTERMATH, was recorded with producer and former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist LOGAN MADER (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, DEVILDRIVER, GOJIRA) and is out now worldwide on CD.
Century Media Records is proud to welcome Swedish black metal extremists WATAIN to its worldwide family. Legitimately labeled as genre leaders, deservedly awarded with a Swedish Grammy, playing the world’s biggest stages and touring the globe constantly while reaching numerous top positions in the annual reader’s polls, WATAIN have worked hard and achieved a lot over the past years despite successfully ignoring any kind of conformity and concession to the metal mainstream. Unrivaled in their unwillingness to compromise and clear artistic vision, WATAIN are most befittingly described with the title of BATHORY’s third opus – “Blood Fire Death”, a fact they never fail to underline with their infamous live shows: The stench of rotting animal cadavers, the inferno of candelabras and torches, chalices of blood, darkness and death – WATAIN are a full scale attack on all sensory organs. In days of toothless, sterile, family-friendly metal they embody danger and dread and are rewarded with a maximum of support and appreciation.
“We are writing this from a magical place of desolation and desert-like vastness, where wondrous things are at this very moment taking place. Things that will come to colour our world as well as yours in the strangest hues for many years to come. We are entering this new chapter of WATAIN with a will and confidence to make it the most diverse and rememberable so far. And with the things that we have in mind for the future, it looks like it will be just so. Just wait and see, f***ers! Loud and terrible shall the trumpets of Devils sound…”
“Century Media is massively excited to work with WATAIN. This band has it all: charisma, the firm will to conquer the world, and an authenticity you rarely find these days. Mixed with their creativity and musical impact – this band will make it to the top. They are a healthy slap in the face for any Metal Bourgeois. We are ready to kill for them!” says Antje Lange, General Manager Century Media Europe
“I am very proud and excited to welcome WATAIN to the Century Media family. There are few bands that remind me of when I first discovered metal as a teenager that could give me the same feeling of extreme release and evil such as SLAYER, VENOM and MERCYFUL FATE did. WATAIN is one of those rare bands and I look forward to being a part of their growing career and helping today’s future metalhead find their way!” adds Don Robertson, President Century Media USA.
Formed back in 1998, the first two albums Rabid Death’s Curse (2000) and Casus Luciferi (2003) established the band firmly within the underground scene whereas Sworn To The Dark (2007) and especially Lawless Darkness (2010) helped them conquer a wider audience making them one of the most talked about acts in recent years. Musically rooted in classic black metal inspired by the likes of VENOM, HELLHAMMER, BATHORY, MAYHEM, DISSECTION as well as the grandeur of old IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, RAINBOW, it is the larger-than-life aesthetics and total dedication to their art that elevates WATAIN beyond almost any other extreme metal band out there. WATAIN is satanic metal at its most frightening and fascinating.
After celebrating their 13th anniversary with the release of the DVD/double live album Opus Diaboli (2012) under the band’s own imprint His Master’s Noise, followed by an US tour with BEHEMOTH, THE DEVIL’S BLOOD and IN SOLITUDE earlier this year plus celebrated shows at Wacken and Bloodstock Open Air, 2013 will see the release of WATAIN’s much anticipated fifth studio album via His Master’s Noise in collaboration with Century Media Records. Beware!
„In The Name Of Metal“ is an unmistakable statement by Swedish metallers BLOODBOUND. The album is now released in whole Europe, the USA to follow on November 27th. „Metalheads Unite“, the first single, is available for free download here. Just follow the link www.afm-records.com/free enter the code „MG52K2V“.
KISSIN‘ DYNAMITE‘s European tour is turning into a real world tour! The German power rockers now also conquer the Asian continent as they will play three concerts in Japan:
9th of Feb – Osaka @ FANJtwice
10th of Feb – Nagoya @ Apollo Theater
11th of Feb – Tokyo @ Club Holiday Shinjuku
Also a new TV show called “Hairforce 1” will start today (Thursday, November 15th, 21:00 CET) on German TV station IM1. Kissin’ Dynamite’s Hannes and Jim will host the show, their first interview partner there is the legendary Slash. Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-08q3WLPMk