August 24th, 2010
by EvilG

Chicago based multinational extreme-metal act AGAINST THE PLAGUES  begin working on new songs for as yet untitled second album.

Commented co founder Varyen Chylinski:

“I am very excited to announce that we are currently working with the songs for new album! We have 6 songs almost finished and another 2 in progress.  Next month we will start recording them as a preproduction material and as soon as we have them ready we will expose some of them on our website.  We are working with new music in our practice room in Chicago and as I see after several rehearsals  , new songs are much more faster  and extreme than the previous album “Decoding the Mainframe”. New AGAINST THE PLAGUES material has a lot of absolutely amazing riffs and “inhuman” blast beats which is completely new chapter for the band. All of our hard dying fans who were waiting for new music from our camp so long – will be delighted, I guarantee that! Also we decided to invite few special guests to make this material even more unique. It will be big surprise for all of You!

We will give you more updates very soon.  I would like to thank you all for great support and fantastic feedback we received after releasing our last album. I can promise – it’s going to be the best material we ever done!”

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August 24th, 2010
by EvilG

Band Will Join Slayer and Megadeth on Jagermeister Fall Music Tour
While Preparing for First New Album with Belladonna in 21 Years

LOS ANGELES, CA  (Monday, August 23, 2010) — Following seven historic shows as part of “The Big Four” European festival dates with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth, Anthrax will join Slayer and Megadeth on the Jagermeister Fall Music Tour set to kick off September 24 at Superpages in Dallas, TX.  The 20-date concert trek will mark the first U.S. tour Anthrax has done since vocalist Joey Belladonna rejoined the band earlier this year, and the first time the three bands have shared an American stage since the classic 1991 “Clash of the Titans” tour.  Tickets are on sale now at ( for the Knoxville date).

For this tour, Anthrax has teamed up with Artist Arena to offer fans the ultimate Anthrax VIP Package, which consists of a Meet & Greet pass to meet Anthrax, an autographed commemorative poster, a commemorative tour laminate, and an exclusive VIP-only Anthrax T-shirt.  For more details, and to get your Anthrax VIP Package, log onto – Usermane:  anthrax – Password:  tickets

Media showered praise on the Belladonna-fronted Anthrax for the European “Big Four” festivals:  “It’s been almost two decades since [Belladonna] initially parted with Anthrax, but he proved to be in raw, primal and fine form,” one European journalist wrote, while another noted, “Anthrax made their presence known with a raucous roar…you would never have known that they weren’t the headliners.”

“It’s great to see so many people getting excited about us being together again,” said Belladonna.  “Even with just one day of rehearsal before the show in Poland, we played really well and really jelled together on stage.  We had a great time in Europe, and are looking forward to seeing our U.S. fans this fall.”

“Everything has been going so great, just like we hoped it would,” said guitarist Scott Ian.  “We wanted Joey to say yes to coming back to the band, we hoped all would go well, and everything couldn’t be going any better.”

For the Jagermeister Fall Music Tour, fans can expect an Anthrax set packed with some of their all-time favorite songs – “Caught In The Mosh,” “AntiSocial, “Madhouse,” and “Indians,” are just a few that the band knows HAVE to be played.

“There are a lot of songs to fit into 50-minutes,” laughed drummer Charlie Benante, “so we’ll probably change up the set list a little from night to night, and we might debut a new song from our upcoming album as well.”

Since returning from the European tour, the members of Anthrax have begun writing and rehearsing for their new album which is expected out in early 2011.

“We’ve got an unusual luxury of hindsight,” Ian explained.  “We finished an album more than a year ago, we’ve lived with those 12 songs since then, and we can look back on them and see what we really love and what we can make even better, especially with Joey back in the fold.  On these U.S. dates, we’ll have a portable rig with us so we can work on the songs during any down time, and get everything to the point where we’ll be ready to get into the studio as soon as possible.”

Added Benante, “There are five or six songs from a year ago that we don’t want to change, we love them the way they are, other than having Joey making them his own with his vocals.  Then there’s another five or six that we may want to rework, and then there are a bunch of other tunes that are still in the early stages, that we want to finish.”

With worldwide sales in excess of 10-million, Anthrax is about to celebrate its 29th year as a band.  Over its career, Anthrax has received multiple Gold and Platinum albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and a host of other accolades from the press, industry and fans.  Belladonna, an essential part of Anthrax’s lineup from 1985 to 1992, sang on some of the band’s most popular albums including Spreading the Disease, Among the Living and Persistence of Time.  He had reunited with original members of Anthrax for the 2005 – 2007 “Among the Living Tour,” but is now permanently back in the fold.

“We’re super excited that Slayer and Megadeth asked us to be part of this tour,” said Ian, “especially coming off of the European shows.  To tour with both of them again in the U.S. is an unbelievable high, and we can’t wait.  This is why we love being in a band:  it’s not work, it’s ‘let’s go out and have some fun with our friends.'”

Anthrax will also headline two shows while out on the Jagermeister tour.  Complete dates for the Jagermeister Fall Music Tour and Anthrax’s headline shows are as follows:

23    Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK (headline show)
24 Center, Dallas, TX
25    AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
26    Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX
28    Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA
30    Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN

1    Arena at Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, GA
2    Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
3    Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami, FL
5    Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
6    1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD
8    Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, NY
9    Toyota Pavilion @ Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA
10    LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
12    Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
14    War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN
15    DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, MI
16    Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
18    Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO  (headline show)
19    Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UT
20    The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV
21    Gibson Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA

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Rusty Cage Records Closes

August 24th, 2010
by EvilG

The following update comes to us from  Rusty Cage Records:

“Due to several reasons we have decided to quit all label activities. For some time we strongly feel we can’t give our bands the support they need.

We really want to thank them, their fans and you for the support during the 4 years.

We hope to see you somewhere at a concert or festival!”

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INNER EDEN – Band Interview

August 23rd, 2010
by UK Team


Interviewed by Danny Draper

Photos: Altercarnated Photography


On a lovely warm evening in Camden, I sat down with Inner Eden. A band from from London via Birmingham. We talked about themselves and their dreams for Inner Eden  and also matters concerning the internet, music in general and testicles….

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ANGRA: band releases online game on Guitar Flash

August 22nd, 2010
by EvilG

ANGRA ( has released an online game on
Guitar Flash format as new way to promote their latest album “Aqua”.
The game cointaining the first single “Arising Thunder” is similar to
the classic “Guitar Hero” which allows the player to perform a guitar
sound through a joystick or a computer keyboard.
Click in the link ( to play
“Arising Thunder” through “Guitar Flash”.
In the meantime, ANGRA continues to organize the new world tour in
support to their seventh studio album “Aqua”.
Please contact Base2 Management by phone (+55.11.3673-2758) or e-mail
( to book a concert in your city.

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SCAR OF THE SUN To Open For DARK TRANQUILLITY On Two Dates of the “Where Death Is Most Alive Tour 2010”

August 22nd, 2010
by EvilG

Greek atmospheric metal band SCAR OF THE SUN will be opening for Swedish deathsters DARK TRANQUILLITY on two consecutive dates of the “Where Death Is Most Alive Tour 2010”. The band was voted by fans and visitors through Century Media Records’ online poll which was set up for every single date of the tour. A  competition that initially received 600 band applications and was cleared down to 158 with SCAR OF THE SUN being among the final contestants.

SCAR OF THE SUN will be opening for DARK TRANQUILLITY and INSOMNIUM on the following dates:
16.10.2010 @ Gala Hala/Media Park, Ljubljana (SLOVENIA)

17.10.2010 @ Orpheum, Graz (AUSTRIA)

For more information on the “Where Death Is Most Alive Tour 2010” check:
SCAR OF THE SUN’s debut album, “A Series of Unfortunate Concurrencies”, was mixed and mastered by acclaimed sound engineers Rhys Fulber (FEAR FACTORY, PARADISE LOST, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY) and Greg Reely (PARADISE LOST, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY,SKINNY PUPPY) and features guest appearances by Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY), Bob Katsionis (FIREWIND, OUTLOUD), Marios Iliopoulos (NIGHTRAGE), Chris Antoniou (SEPTICFLESH) and Leah Randi (CONJURE ONE). The CD has yet to be released as the band is currently shopping for a record deal.

For more information on the band, please visit or

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD Post Behind-The-Scenes of Mayhem Fest Video Online

August 22nd, 2010
by EvilG

The biggest defenders of traditional heavy metal, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, just wrapped up a very successful run on this summer’s Mayhem Fest and have posted a video online that documents their daily activities as a part of this event. Click on the link below now for a special all access look into the life of a band on a traveling summer festival. Stay tuned to for news on a big fall tour announcement to be made soon.

Mayhem Tour Video –
3 INCHES OF BLOOD have also teamed back up with acclaimed director Rick Podd (The Watcher, Hellraiser), who previously shot their “Battles and Brotherhood” video, to shoot a new clip for the track “Silent Killer.” The video will make its premiere early next month.

The group’s latest album, Here Waits Thy Doom, was also recently reissued as a Mayhem Tour edition with four exclusive new tracks along with a bonus DVD featuring their video for “Battles and Brotherhood,” their performance on Fuel TV and more.

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TRIAD: new photos online

August 22nd, 2010
by EvilG

The band TRIAD ( is ready to start a
new stage in their career. They will enter the studio to record the
first full length after reaching an impressive downloading mark
related to their demo “Istmos da Alma”.

The band uploaded a new photo session on the official Flickr to
celebrate this as well as a video containing some images from the

Click the links below to see the photos and watch the video.

Link 01:

Link 02:

The photo director was the renowned Fabio Stachi and an old and
abandoned building was used as a location to do his work in the band
hometown, São Paulo.
In the meantime TRIAD has been recording its first full length which
is planned to be released in the second semester in this year.

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August 22nd, 2010
by EvilG

After delivering a standout performance at this year’s Central Illinois Metalfest and laying waste to the States as a part of the Campaign For Death Metal Purity tour, Chicago’s CARDIAC ARREST are taking their skull-splitting brand of death metal back out on the road. Beginning August 25th, CARDIAC ARREST will join up with ENTHRONED, DESTROYER 666 and PATHOLOGY to close out what is already being called this summer’s most extreme tour.

The remaining dates are as follows:

Aug 22 Salt Lake City @ Bar Delux

Aug 23 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

Aug 24 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

Aug 25 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club w/ Cardiac Arrest

Aug 26 Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s w/ Cardiac Arrest

Aug 27 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House w/ Cardiac Arrest

Aug 28 Montreal, QC @ Katacombes w/ Cardiac Arrest

Aug 29 Philadelphia, PA @ Club Polaris “Hostile City Deathfest”

Tickets can still be purchased online at

Additionally, CARDIAC ARREST will be joining the likes of CANNABIS CORPSE, MISERY INDEX and many others as part of this year’s New Jersey Deathfest. The fest, which is being held at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ, will take place on October 22nd & 23rd. CARDIAC ARREST will be performing on Saturday the 23rd. For details and ticket information, visit

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BERSERKERFOX – European and US release of “History.Altar.Ashes” set for September 14th!

August 22nd, 2010
by EvilG

Following the highly successful Australian launch of BerserkerfoX’s debut album “History.Altar.Ashes” in June 2010, European and US release dates have now been set for 14th September 2010 through Ovis Records (Norway).

Exclusive presale copies of the debut release will be available August 20th to members of Ovis Records’ Facebook site, as well as BerserkerfoX’s ReverbNation and Facebook pages.

Log on to and for up-to-date announcements. In the meantime, digital downloads of the album are available from iTunes,, BandCamp, Napster, WiMP and Spotify.

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DEMONICAL – Read to fully focus third full-length album

August 22nd, 2010
by EvilG

The Swedish hellfire horde DEMONICAL have issued the following statement:

Last weekends muddy – but utterly amazing – Party San Open Air Festival wrapped up the touring cycle for ”Hellsworn”. Heads down for each and everyone who came and showed their loyalty at the about 50 massacres we did in support of the disc. You will all be remembered !!

We will now fully focus on our third yet untitled full-length album. The material is more or less written and ready, a rehearsal/pre-production stage will start within the nearest days followed by the actual album recordings at Necromorbus Studios in mid-September lasting throughout the fall.

Album- and track titles, artwork etc will be published along the way and the curse itself will be unleashed upon mankind in April 2011 through Cyclone Empire.

The release will – of course – be supported by a full European headlining tour and several summer festivals.

Stay alert, the war machine marches on !!

/ Martin & Demonical

DEMONICAL website :
DEMONICAL merchandise :
DEMONICAL @ Facebook :

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August 21st, 2010
by EvilG

Ravage, the traditional heavy metal/ thrash band who most recently released their full length “The End Of Tomorrow” album through Metal Blade Records has announced a handful of East Coast tour dates. The band will return to the New York area for the first time since last fall’s Iron and Steel Festival.

Singer Al Ravage commented, “We haven’t played out in a while because we have been working on new material and side-projects, but it will be great to get out there again to see all of our New York area friends and also once again witness a set of Manowar material played by the guy who helped forge the original ‘Gloves Of Metal’… should be good times and hope to see you all there.”

In other news, Ravage currently has a music video for the song “Grapes Of Wrath” in post-production. A release date for the video will be announced soon. Check the Ravage myspace page for the latest updates. A flyer for the New York show is available at this location

Announced tour dates are as follows with more TBA

9/9/2010 – at Ralph’s Diner – Worcester, MA – Ravage w/TBA
9/11/2010 – at TBA – Boston, MA – Ravage w/ ROSS THE BOSS
9/12/2010 – at The Bowery Electric – New York, NY – Ravage w/ ROSS THE BOSS and MAGUS BEAST

Contact –

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PRIMAL FEAR – Tim “Ripper” Owens To Guest On Ralf Scheepers Solo Album

August 21st, 2010
by EvilG

PRIMAL FEAR vocalist Ralf Scheepers is working on his first solo album. An update from Primal Fear and SINNER bassist Mat Sinner – who is playing bass on the entire record and producing – reads as follows:

“Tonight we received the vocal files from Tim “Ripper” Owens (HAIL!, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) for the groovemachine ‘Remission Of Sin’ from Ralf’s forthcoming solo album and this is a great moment for us and will be for the fans – both gladiators side by side – singing and screaming – great!”

Other guests on the album include guitarist Sander Gommans (AFTER FOREVER/HDK), drummer Snowy Shaw (DREAM EVIL, THERION, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, NOTRE DAME. Alex Kühr recently shot the cover artwork in Germany.

About the style of the solo effort Sinner told recently: “In part it’s very metal. Very metal. So it will not be Ralf’s ballad album. There were some ballads where Ralf was showing a different kind of music, his talent in music, because he’s playing all the instruments on one song, for example. So you hear him playing guitar, keyboards, so it’s very interesting. But overall I will say it’s a very tough metal album.”

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August 21st, 2010
by EvilG





Singer Chuck Billy said, “I’m  humbled and proud to be recognized as a Native American contribution to the Arts and Music”.

TESTAMENT vocalist and Native American activist Chuck Billy is pleased to announce his inclusion in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian’s new exhibition, “Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture”. The exhibition is located on the National Mall on the second-floor level of the Sealaska Gallery, and is open until January 2nd, 2011.

Quoting the Smithsonian official press release, “Up Where We Belong” tells [Native artist’s] stories and histories and provides visitors the opportunity to hear music and discover artists with whom these exceptional musicians collaborated. Visitors will also learn of the musical greats who inspired these artists, as well as the growing number of contemporary performers who follow in their path.”

Chuck Billy is featured in the “Encore” segment of the exhibition, which features artists who represent the span of Native achievement in mainstream music over the past half century, according to the Smithsonian. Other musicians featured in this segment are saxophonist Jim Pepper, and singer Debora Iyall.

For more information about the “Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture” exhibition, please visit this website.



8/19 Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena

8/20 Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion

8/21 Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium

8/23 Kansas City, KS @ Capital Federal Park @ Sandstone Arena

8/25 Denver, CO @ Magness Arena

8/26 Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum

8/27 Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre

8/29 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

8/30 Long Beach, CA @ Long Beach Arena

8/31 San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace

9/1 Sacramento, CA @ Arco Arena

9/3 Seattle, WA @ Wamu Theatre

9/4 Portland, OR @ Washington County Fairgrounds

For more info on TESTAMENT be sure to visit:

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RATT To Release Special Edition Of Infestation Album With Bonus DVD In Japan This October

August 20th, 2010
by EvilG
RATT 2010

RATT 2010

A special limited special edition of RATT’s new studio album, Infestation, will be released in Japan on October 6th.

This special release will include songs from the band’s rare debut EP, Ratt, and six live tracks. The bonus DVD features behind-the-scenes footage from the Infestation release party, held on April 21st, 2010, a music video for ‘Best of Me’, and making-of the music video.

Also includes a description and lyrics.

Further details can be found here.

It was previously announced that on September 22nd, Ratt will be releasing their first-ever live CD plus DVD, called Rattn’ Live, in Japan via Roadrunner. More details will be revealed soon.

Infestation debuted at #30 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart and #4 on the Top Hard Music chart.

The band’s upcoming tour dates include:


20 – Northwoods Rock Rally – Glen Fora, WI

21 – Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH


4 – Speaking Rock Event Center – El Paso, TX

17 – Shrine Mosque – Springfield, MO

18 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Maryland Heights, MO

Posted in Glam Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal | Comments (0)

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