HAVOK: Denver Thrash Titans To Kick Off US Tour Today

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

Denver, Colorado thrash titans HAVOK will kick off their fall US tour today at the White Rabbit in San Antonio, Texas. The band’s latest jaunt will wind through over two weeks worth of dates before drawing to a close in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The band will be joined by Wretched and Armed For The Apocalypse. View tour poster HERE.

Formed in 2004, HAVOK released their debut full-length, Burn, via Candlelight Records last year. Said MetalSucks of the 12-track long player, “A little more technical, a little proggier, a little more epic, and a helluva lot catchier than the stuff their peers are playing…while every song on the album is guaranteed to give you roadburn, the songs are also dynamic, giving the album excellent replay value.” Added MetalReview: “It’s pretty simple. HAVOK‘s chops are top-notch, and their creative-within-borders style of songwriting sidesteps the beer-bonged and bong-toked dufus thrash metal. That stuff gets cranked out at an alarming rate. This stuff right here doesn’t get cranked out enough.” Blabbermouth gave the record an 8/10 rating saying, “..add it to your list of ‘Essential Thrash Albums of 2009,'” while AngryMetalGuy.com noted bluntly: “The riffing on Burn is fucking killer.

HAVOK Fall 2010 Tour w/ Wretched, Armed For The Apocalypse

10/20/2010 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
10/21/2010 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
10/22/2010 The Compound – Albuquerque, NM
10/23/2010 Dv8 – Tucson, AZ
10/25/2010 The Farm – Las Vegas, NV
10/27/2010 Knickerbockers – Lincoln, NE
10/28/2010 Nestor Tavern – Fargo, ND
10/29/2010 Rocks Bar – St. Cloud, MN
10/30/2010 Warehouse – La Crosse, WI
11/02/2010 The Space – St. Paul, MN
11/03/2010 Bar 3 – Rockford, IL
11/04/2010 The Vault – Bay City, MI
11/05/2010 Carriage House – Louisville, OH
11/06/2010 Underground – Sandusky, OH
11/07/2010 The Silo – Reading, PA
11/10/2010 Championships – Trenton, NJ
11/11/2010 Bourbon St. – Baltimore, MD
11/12/2010 Hooligans – Jacksonville, NC



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October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

DETROIT, MI – Aaron Bridgewater, vocalist for Detroit’s emerging technical death metal act, As They Sleep, has posted a blog update explaining the concept behind the band’s forthcoming full-length, and Solid State Records debut, Dynasty.  The blog post can be viewed on Solid State’s official website at: http://www.solidstaterecords.com/artists/287/As_They_Sleep/blog/271/, providing insight behind the complex record’s focus on the rise and fall of various empires throughout history.

Dynasty is slated to hit stores on November 22nd, and delivers a package of brutally heavy and savagely technical death metal, tied together with the help of powerhouse audio wizard, Jason Suecof (All That Remains, Chimaira, Demon Hunter).

The new record can be pre-ordered now at: http://www.zambooie.com/solidstate/detail.tpl?sku=SSRCD26491&cart=128534586119100.  A special Dynasty CD/t-shirt combo can also be pre-ordered at: http://www.zambooie.com/solidstate/detail.tpl?sku=SSRCOMBO26491&.

The track list for Dynasty is…

1. Oracle of the Dead

2. To the Republic

3. The Third Reich

4. Bedlam at the Nile

5. The Darkest Ages

6. Ritual

7. The Offering

8. Attila

9. Poseidon

10. God of War

11. The Unseen

As They Sleep will support their sophomore effort on the road this December on the “Solid State Records: A Very Metal Christmas Tour”, alongside label-mates Living Sacrifice, The Showdown, Becoming the Archetype, and To Speak of Wolves.

A new song from Dynasty, “Oracle of the Dead” is currently streaming on the band’s official MySpace page at: www.myspace.com/astheysleep.

“Solid State Records: A Very Metal Christmas Tour”…

Dec 2 – Yucca Valley, CA @ Joshua Springs Chapel

Dec 3 – Ventura, CA @ Paradigm

Dec 4 – Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater

Dec 5 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

Dec 6 – Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe

Dec 7 – Mesa, AZ @ The Underground

Dec 8 – Albuquerque, NM @ Tramway Community

Dec 10 – Dallas, TX @ The Door

Dec 11 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory

Dec 12 – Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music

As They Sleep online… 




As They Sleep is…

Aaron Bridgewater – Vocals

Nick Morris – Guitar

Barry Gomez – Guitar

Derek Kosiba – Bass

Tony Lukitsh – Drums

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DISKREET: Debut Album Out Next Week; Record Release Massacre Confirmed

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

Hailed as ‘The Best New Band in Death Metal’ by Kerrang!, Topeka’s death dealers DISKREET return with their full-length debut, Engage The Mechanicality.   To see North American release this October 26th on Siege Of Amida Records via Candlelight USA, the eagerly anticipated 11-track assault is arguably one of the most technically brutal albums to emerge this year. Engage The Mechanicality takes every pulverizing aspect of the band’s 2007 Infernal Rise EP to a higher level of intensity. From face-melting drumming, to furious fretwork, and inhuman barks and bellows, this is an album that shows no mercy.   Produced by the band, Engage the Mechanicalty was mixed by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage), and bears album artwork is courtesy of Par Ollofsson (Cult Of Luna, Psycroptic, Severed Savior).

Engage The Mechanicality Track Listing:
01. Engage (Intro)
02. Valley Of Kings
03. Serpents Tongue
04. Spinal Cord Collection
05. Bishop of War
06. The Fall of Mankind
07. We Are Legion
08. Human Harvest
09. Pawning the Sanctuary
10. Graves
11. Haunt Of Fear

To celebrate the release of Engage The Mechanicality, DISKREET have dubbed their appearance at the Hammerween 2010 costume and metal gathering at the massive Beaumont Club in Kansas City, Missouri on October 30th as the official release party for the album. The band will throw down in the 1200-capacity club alongside several other heavy-hitters including the headlining Hammerlord (features ex/current members of The Esoteric, Nodes of Ranvier, The Blinding Light).  

DISKREET Record Release Show:
10/30/2010 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO w/ Hammerlord, Troglodyte, more

Check out the album art, record release flyer, live footage and more at this location.   More updates on DISKREET activities will be announced through the new year.


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Almah Guitarist Paulo Schroeber Launches Website

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG
Almah guitarist Paulo Schroeber

Almah guitarist Paulo Schroeber

Almah’s guitarist Paulo Schroeber has launched a new official website

Paulo Schroeber,  guitarist virtuoso from the bands Almah, Astafix and Hammer 67 launches his Official Website in English.

Check out the following link http://www.pauloschroeber.com/ to get actual news, biography, interviews, photos, videos, links, tour dates, equipment and all the most important details of Paulo Schroeber’s career, especially regarding the release of his solo album and his upcoming DVD with Almah riffs and solos.

Video teaser of the upcoming DVD with Almah riffs and solos

Also are available :
Myspace http://www.myspace.com/pauloschroeber
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/PauloSchroeber
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001583595948
Official Blog http://pshroebereurope.blogspot.com/
Official Blog (French) http://pschroeberfrance.blogspot.com/
Twitter http://twitter.com/PSchroeber

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October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

Dimmu Borgir

Dimmu Borgir

ABRAHADABRA, the new album by Norway’s symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR, has sold over 9,428 copies in the U.S. since its October 12th release last week and has debuted at #42 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #5 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #6 on the Independent Current Albums chart.  ABRAHADABRA also debuted at #4 on the Top Rock albums and #30 Top Albums charts at iTunes (U.S.) the day of its release.  In Canada, the album debuted at #4 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Hard Albums chart.

Physical versions of ABRAHADABRA include a coupon good for 2€ /$2 off any band merchandise redeemable at any upcoming DIMMU BORGIR show.

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 pre-sale tickets & VIP packages for this tour are now on sale via ArtistArena.com (User Name: dimmuborgir; Password: tickets).  Ticketing widget is available here (same log-in).

The video for the track “Gateways” can be viewed on the DIMMU BORGIR YouTube channel.

Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here.

Read the Romerikes Blad feature on DIMMU BORGIR here (translated from Norwegian).  Additional live & behind-the-scenes photos are available for viewing here.

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Shoot New Video For “A Prophecy,” Post Video Stills Online and Check In From The All That Remains Tour

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

One of the hottest new bands to storm onto the metalcore scene in years is undoubtedly ASKING ALEXANDRIA, a UK sensation that is now currently making major waves throughout the world. This is easily the UK’s most notable metal export of the decade and they have captured the hearts of the youth with their overly energetic and entertaining live performances.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA just filmed a video for their track “A Prophecy” with acclaimed director Robby Starbuck (August Burns Red, Silverstein) and head over now to www.myspace.com/askingalexandria now to check out some of the stellar live action shots. Look for the video to surface sometime next month.

The group kicked off a massive North American tour as direct support to All That Remains this past week, which runs through Nov. 14th. If you haven’t witnessed a live ASKING ALEXANDRIA show then you are truly missing out on what is unquestionably one of the most intense and physical live events that will surely leave you begging for more. Either see below or visit the band’s MySpace page to view their complete touring itinerary.

A very candid interview with Ben Bruce (guitars) and the Gun Shy Assassin can be viewed at the link below. If you ever wanted an honest look into the madness that takes place on the road then this interview is a must read.

Bruce checks in from tour with the following report: “From 6PM through until 6AM the following morning. One of the most grueling and punishing 12 hours of my life. The video shoot for ‘A Prophecy’ tested our physical and mental stability. We shot the video in the backroads of downtown LA. Rain machines, fire, cold weather and freezing water conditions in strangers pools were just some of the things we had to endure through out the video shoot. We were all very sick whilst shooting this due to the extreme conditions we were asked to perform in. Blisters on our feet, growling, empty stomachs and lots of make up and hairspray that spent less time where it was intended draining into our mouths due to the rain, but it was all worth going through. The video shoot was quite the experience, and we can’t wait to show the world how it has come out.
So far the tour has been amazing. Its such an honor to be sharing the stage with All That Remains. We are all huge fans of the band, and it’s been a great time getting to know them and watch them perform every night. This tour is a really great opportunity for us as we are getting the chance to perform infront of alot of new people who wouldn’t necessarily come to our shows. I’m sure it’s going to be amazing the whole way through, so hopefully you can make it out.”
ASKING ALEXANDRIA fans rejoice as a new release, Stand Up And Scream (Stepped Up And Scratched), is now set for a Dec. release. This is essentially a remixed, dub step version of their debut album. New artwork and packaging will also be a part of this release and released online over the coming weeks.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA’s highly acclaimed debut offering, Stand Up and Scream, quickly caught everyone’s attention as they combined hardcore music with European Trance, soft catchy melodies and a sound more mature than just your average play by numbers hardcore outfit. This was just the refreshing new sound that people have been waiting for.
10/21/10 Farmington, NM @Gators w/ BORN OF OSIRIS


10/23/10 Lubbock, TX @Cactus Courtyard

10/24/10 Corpus Christi, TX@House of Rock

10/25/10 AUSTIN, TX @EMO’S



10/28/10 Memphis, TN @New Daisy Theatre




11/01/10 Raleigh, NC @Lincoln Theatre

11/03/10 Norfolk, VA @The Norva

11/04/10 Baltimore, MD @Rams Head Live

11/05/10 Philadelphia, PA @The Trocadero


11/08/10 Syracuse, NY@The Lost Horizon

11/09/10 Toronto, ON @Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/10/10 Albany, NY @Northern Lights

11/11/10 New York, NY@ Best Buy Theater

11/12/10 Columbus, OH @Newport Music Hall
11/13/10 Detroit, MI @The Majestic Theatre

11/14/10 Chicago, IL @Metro

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October 20th, 2010
by EvilG
“The Finnish Metal Tour 2” to kick off this winter

HELSINKI, FINLAND – Finland’s new wave prog/death metal supergroup has announced a specially priced bundle pack of the band’s critically acclaimed debut EP, ‘Our Twilight’, and debut LP, Curse of the Red River, in anticipation of their first ever North American tour, “The Finnish Metal Tour 2”.  Both albums can be purchased together through the Peaceville Records webstore at: http://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/product/261/2362/.

What started out as a mere side project featuring members of Moonsorrow, Swallow The Sun, Kreator, and more, has evolved into full-fledged heavy metal titan.  Barren Earth is set to bring their brand of forward thinking, keyboard soaked metal to North America for their debut US tour, alongside fellow countrymen Finntroll, Ensiferum and Rotten Sound, set to take place throughout February 2011.

“To be a part of an exciting package of quality Finnish metal (and accomplished beer hounds) in the “The Finnish Metal Tour 2” lineup is certainly a fortunate opportunity for us to embark on our first international tour as Barren Earth,” states guitarist, Janne Perttilä.  “We’re eagerly looking forward to spreading the Curse Of The Red River for our overseas friends, old and new!”

Keep checking the band website at: www.barrenearth.com for further updates.

Jan. 31 – Orlando, FL – The Club at Firestone
Feb. 01 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Feb. 02 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall
Feb. 03 – Tulsa, OK – Marquee
Feb. 04 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Alternative Lounging
Feb. 05 – Forth Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater
Feb. 06 – Amarillo, TX – The War Legion Underground
Feb. 07 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
Feb. 08 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
Feb. 09 – Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
Feb. 10 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
Feb. 11 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Feb. 12 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Feb. 14 – Calgary, AB – The Republik
Feb. 15 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
Feb. 16 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Feb. 18 – St. Paul, MN – Station 4
Feb. 19 – Chicago, IL – Reggie Rock Club
Feb. 20 – Detroit, MI – Blondie’s
Feb. 21 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
Feb. 22 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Feb. 23 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial de Quebec
Feb. 24 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Feb. 25 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Feb. 26 – New York City, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
Feb. 27 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Mar. 01 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
Mar. 02 – West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
Mar. 03 – Charlotte, NC – The Casbah
Mar. 04 – Raleigh, NC – Volume 11
Barren Earth is…
Mikko Kotamäki – Vocals (Swallow The Sun)
Olli-Pekka Laine – Bass (Ex-Amorphis, Mannhai)
Kasper Mårtenson –Keyboards (Ex-Amorphis, Ben Granfelt Band)
Janne Perttilä – Guitar (Rytmihäiriö)
Marko Tarvonen – Drums (Moonsorrow)
Sami Ylisirniö – Guitar (Kreator, Waltari)

For more information on Barren Earth…

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WHILE HEAVEN WEPT Release Clips From Upcoming Live Album

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

Virginia’s epic doom unit WHILE HEAVEN WEPT will be releasing their first live album via Italy’s diverse Cruz Del Sur Music, on December 7, 2010.

The material on the album was pulled from a 24-track audio capture of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT’s performance at the Hammer Of Doom Festival in Würzburg, Germany on February 6th, 2010. The master was synchronized to the pro-shot multi-camera footage, resulting in the band’s very first DVD. The end product, Triumph:Tragedy:Transcendence – Live At The Hammer Of Doom Festival, will be released as a CD/DVD set, showcasing both high quality audio and video evidence of the monumental performance.

Additionally, a 2xLP version of T:T:T is available now, released as a joint collaboration between Cruz Del Sur Music, Iron Kodex, and High Roller Records. Limited to 1000 copies, the double gatefold layout includes a poster and insert, with 300 available on 180 gram orange vinyl and 700 on 180 gram black.

Check out four mammoth live clips from the DVD, the impressive 2xLP layout and more here.

More live clips of the event as well as high quality audio samples will be posted closer to the approaching release date. Stay tuned for more details.


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October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

British technical death metallers THE BOY WILL DROWN are currently on the road in Europe and have completed the second leg of their headlining European tour.

THE BOY WILL DROWN have just finished the second run of shows, which saw them perform throughout mainland Europe with support from FORGETTOFORGIVE.  The band is returning to the UK for the final leg of the tour, which includes some rescheduled shows.

THE BOY WILL DROWN update from the road:

“We’ve had an amazing time with FORGETTOFORGIVE and we all left as good friends!  They’re an amazing band and amazing people so we certainly recommend people check ’em out.  Great shows were played and more awesome sights were seen.  Waking up to the sunny view of the Swiss Alps is something none of us, I think, will ever forget.  Makes all the problems we’ve experienced on tour seem insignificant.

“We also say bye to our good mate Ryan Mason; we got some awesome footage, photos and good times!  Currently being edited so updates will be available and floating about soon.  It was an absolute pleasure to have him onboard and we’ll hopefully be seeing him on future tours soon for more of his ‘Painting & Decorating’ skills!

“After a few days rest at home, we’re now on the final leg of the tour, this time with Eradication.  A few changes have been made to the schedule.”

Catch THE BOY WILL DROWN on their remaining shows in the UK at:

20 October – Stoke, UK – The Sugarmill
22 October – Coventry, UK – The Rising Sun
23 October – Hull, UK – The Ringside
25 October – Newcastle, UK – Trillians
26 October – Leicester, UK – Sumo Bar

THE BOY WILL DROWN have also announced a 2011 European tour.  See them at the following shows:

04 Jan 2011 Northampton, UK – Soundhouse
05 Jan 2011 Reading, UK – Facebar
06 Jan 2011 Portsmouth, UK – The Kraken Wakes
07 Jan 2011 Houthalen, Belgium – JH The Bassment
08 Jan 2011 Wolfsburg, Germany – Jugendhaus Ost
10 Jan 2011 Hamburg, Germany – Astra Stube
11 Jan 2011 Prague, Czech Republic – 007
12 Jan 2011 Brno, Czech Republic – Melodka Club
13 Jan 2011 Velke Mezirici, Czech Republic – Club Rock Depo
14 Jan 2011 Budapest, Hungary – Roham Barue
15 Jan 2011 Zilina, Slovakia – Nova Pekaren
16 Jan 2011 Vienna, Austria – Shelter
17 Jan 2011 Tilburg, Netherlands – Little Devil

View the 2011 tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/tbwd_eurotour2011.jpg

To celebrate their current European tour, THE BOY WILL DROWN’s debut album, FETISH, is on sale on iTunes until the end of October.  Get the album now for just £4.49 at http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/fetish/id315963636

FETISH is also available worldwide on deluxe digipak CD with expanded artwork and a bonus track.  Get the album in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_699 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_699

Get more news and info from THE BOY WILL DROWN:

MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/tbwd
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Boy-Will-Drown/67196530638
Twitter – http://twitter.com/theboywilldrown
Tumblr – http://tbwd.tumblr.com

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October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB are gearing up for their first ever North American tour, which kicks off this Saturday, October 23rd in Seattle, Washington.

GAMA BOMB will be tearing around the USA and Canada with the likes of OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN, EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD and DRI, and will be out on the road until just before Christmas.

GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY BYRNE reveals how the band has been preparing for such a huge tour so far away:

“Speaking to embassy people through bullet-proof glass; working out how long a pair of underpants can be made to last; factoring in strepped throat, voltage converters and flu pills: just some of the work that has gone into bringing GAMA BOMB to North America this winter.  Dollars feel more like money than Euro – they’re thicker and crunch up nicely.  We won’t be seeing too many of them over the next few months, but we’re jonesing to get to the US and begin the tour to end all tours.

“If you’re reading this and are in a good mood, please bring us some real moonshine, hooch or bath tub white lightning (test it first for potability – we can’t afford to go blind) or failing that your local beer.  We intend to drink America.”

Catch GAMA BOMB live at the following shows:

Oct 23 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Oct 24 – Red Room – Vancouver, BC
Oct 25 – Third – Prince George, BC
Oct 26 – The Mead Hall – Edmonton, AL
Oct 27 – Exchange – Regina, SK
Oct 28 – Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB
Oct 29 – Crocks 16 South Cumberland St – Thunder Bay, ON
Oct 30 – The Rox Tavern – St Cloud, MN
Oct 31 – The Dojo – Indianapolis, IN
Nov 01 – Music Hall – London, ON
Nov 02 – Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
Nov 03 – Championship Bar and Grill – Trenton, NJ

Nov 04 – Jaxx – West Springfield, VA

Nov 05 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Nov 06 – Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
Nov 07 – Cub Hell – Providence, RI
Nov 08 – Sonar – Baltimore, MD
Nov 09 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
Nov 10 – Amos – Charlotte, NC
Nov 11 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
Nov 12 – Hooligan – Jacksonville, NC
Nov 13 – Club Firestone – Orlando, FL
Nov 14 – Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 15 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Nov 16 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
Nov 17 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Nov 18 – Diesel Nightclub – Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 19 – Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
Nov 20 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

Nov 21 – Mavericks – Ottawa, ON ***
Nov 22 – Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
Nov 23 – MOD Club – Toronto, ON
Nov 24 – Blondies – Detroit, MI
Nov 25 – The Muse – Nashville, TN ***
Nov 26 – Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY
Nov 27 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Nov 28 – Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Nov 29 – Station 4 – St Paul, MN
Dec 01 – Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
Dec 02 – Emo’s Alternative Lounging – Austin, TX
Dec 03 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Dec 04 – Trees – Ft. Worth, TX
Dec 05 – The War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX ***
Dec 06 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ
Dec 07 – U.B.’s – Mesa, AZ
Dec 08 – Whiskey a Go Go – West Hollyood, CA
Dec 09 – Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
Dec 10 – New Oasis – Sparks, NV
Dec 11 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
Dec 12 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA ***
Dec 13 – Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV ***

*** Without FORBIDDEN

Dec 15 – Gator’s – Farmington, NM
Dec 16 – Club 21 – Pueblo, CO
Dec 17 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
Dec 18 – Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/gamabomb_us_flyer.jpg

GAMA BOMB’s latest album, TALES FROM THE GRAVE IN SPACE, is available now worldwide on limited edition CD with a bonus 5-track EP, as well as limited edition vinyl and special low price CD.  Get your copy in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_50 or in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_50

TALES FROM THE GRAVE IN SPACE is also still available to download for free at http://www.earache.com/gamabomb

For more GAMA BOMB news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/gamabomb

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LACUNA COIL Gives Fans the Chance to “Win the Band”

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG
LACUNA COIL Gives Fans the Chance to "Win the Band"

LACUNA COIL Gives Fans the Chance to "Win the Band"

Long time leaders in the modern metal/hard rock movement, LACUNA COIL has gained quite the world wide fan base since exploding on the metal scene after stints on Ozzfest, The Blackest of the Black tour, the Jagermeister Music Tour and Music As A Weapon. Now these Italian icons are giving fans the chance to ‘win the band’. In a new contest being run by Century Media, LACUNA COIL has teamed up with their sponsors to give away their entire gear setup!

That’s right, you can win some of the most respected gear in the music industry thanks to LACUNA COIL and their supporters at Beyer Dynamic, Ibanez, ESP, EMG Pickups, Gallien Krueger, Line 6 and Vic Firth! Simply visit this web page (http://www.centurymedia.com/specials/lacunacoil/) and either tweet or post a Facebook update to be entered for a chance to win!

GRAND PRIZE: The band’s lineup of equipment – 2 guitars, a bass, microphone, amps, pedals, etc + the entire LACUNA COIL catalog including many rarities and special editions!

1st Runner Up: A bass and guitar courtesy of ESP guitars and Ibanez basses + the entire LACUNA COIL catalog.

2nd Runner Up: A guitar courtesy of ESP guitars + the entire LACUNA COIL catalog

3rd Runner Up: The entire LACUNA COIL catalog including many rarities and special editions!

Winners will be announced on December 10th.

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AS I LAY DYING perform “Anodyne Sea” and “Vacancy” on Fuel TV’s “The Daily Habit”

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

Special two-song performance airing Wednesday, October 20th at 9:30pm ET/PT

Limited Edition Super Deluxe Fan Boxset of “The Powerless Rise” available November 9th

Grammy®-nominated metal group AS I LAY DYING will perform “Anodyne Sea” and “Vacancy” off their latest release The Powerless Rise (Metal Blade) on Wednesday, October 20 on FUEL TV’s “The Daily Habit” at 9:30pm ET/PT. The cast of “Jackass 3-D” will also be appearing on the episode. “The Daily Habit” encompasses the world of the action sports enthusiast, mixing the best in pop culture with today’s top action sports personalities, cutting-edge music, product reviews, and comedy. Visit: www.fuel.tv and watch archived episodes online here: www.fuel.tv/thedailyhabit. Read the rest of this entry »

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MOTORHEAD To Re-Record ‘Ace Of Spades’ For UK Beer Commercial

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG
Motorhead - Ace of Spades

Motorhead - Ace of Spades

According to Ian Burrell from Independent.co.uk, MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy Kilmister has re-recorded the band’s legendary ‘Ace Of Spades’ at half the tempo as a blues number – and sanctioned it for a commercial.

The new, languid version of ‘Ace Of Spades’ will air this Sunday in the UK. Lemmy will be seen supping a glass of French lager instead of his usual Jack Daniel’s, as part of an advertising campaign for Kronenbourg 1664 titled Slow Down The Pace. The track, on which Lemmy plays harmonica, will be made available for download from the beer brand’s website.

‘Ace Of Spades’ has not been re-recorded before. It features Lemmy’s two Motorhead bandmates, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, who both appear in the TV ad jamming in a bar close to Lemmy’s home in Los Angeles, but which has been dressed to give the impression of rural France.

Matt Doman, creative director at the advertising agency BBH, admitted Lemmy “was quite challenging but really because he’s very protective of the track. We spent a rollercoaster of a day with him in the recording studio.”

Read more here.

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WOLF Issue New Album Update; Fan-Filmed Live Footage of Saxon Covers Posted

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG


After delivering a masterly lesson in heavy metal with 2009’s Ravenous, Sweden’s synonym for “heavy fucking metal”, WOLF, are now diligently working on the much anticipated follow-up.

The band comments: “Hi all! We’d like to announce that Wolf will be entering Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden in November to record our follow up to the success of our Grammi nominated 2009 album, Ravenous. We will be working alongside producer Pelle Saether. We have been hard at work writing new songs and some songtitles are: ‘Fullmoon Possession’, ‘Skullcrusher’, ‘False Preacher’ and ‘Adrenaline Overdrive’. We feel fired up and ready to deliver a kick ass heavy metal album to you all in spring 2011. Tour plans for next year are also taking form and we know that we’re gonna hit more places than ever before. Festival season is also gonna be a blast as usual!

A fun note for our fans are also that Wolf is featured in the new book Mera Hårdrock with the album Ravenous as well as an interview regarding horror and music with guitarist Johannes Axeman. This book is written by tv/radio personalities Matthias Lindblad and Melker Becker and it’s their second book featuring heavy metal.

We’d also like to tell you about our performance at the Dean guitars UK meeting where we had the great honour to perform with SAXON guitarist Doug Scarret as guest. We played two Saxon songs and they can be viewed as fan filmed material.

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Canadian Folk Metallers Scythia Post Vlog #1 From Exiled Across Canada Tour

October 20th, 2010
by EvilG

Canadian folk metallers Scythia have posted their first video blog from their “Exiled Across Canada” tour taken in Kelowna, BC with guitarist and vocalist Dave Khan.

Scythia is currently on tour in promotion of their debut album “…Of War” released October 5th as a “Pay What You Want Album” via http://scythia.bandcamp.com/

“Exiled Across Canada” Tour Dates
October 14, 2010 – Brandiz Pub, Vancouver, BC
October 15, 2010 – Brooklyn Lounge / Lake City Bowl, Kelowna, BC
October 16, 2010 – Voodoo’s, Penticton, BC
October 17, 2010 – Vern’s, Calgary, AB
October 18, 2010 – TBA, Regina, SK
October 19, 2010 – The Zoo, Winnipeg, MB
October 20, 2010 – Kilroy’s, Thunder Bay, ON
October 22, 2010 – Smiling Buddha, Toronto, ON
October 23, 2010 – Coach and Horses, Windsor, ON
October 24, 2010 – TBA, Waterloo, ON
October 25, 2010 – Hard Luck Bar, Toronto, ON
October 26, 2010 – Top Shelf, Ajax, ON
October 27, 2010 – Bar Octobre, Quebec City, QC
October 28, 2010 – Bar Le Magog, Sherbrooke, QC
October 29, 2010 – Le Stage Rock Cafe, Trois Rivieres, QC
October 31, 2010 – Katakombes, Montreal, QC
November 1, 2010 – TBA, Sudbury, ON
November 3, 2010 – Parthenon Pizza, Brandon, MB
November 4, 2010 – Walker’s Night Club, Saskatoon, SK
November 5, 2010 – DV8, Edmonton, AB
November 6, 2010 – The Dirty Jersey, Kamloops, BC
November 7, 2010 – Funky Winkerbeans, Vancouver, BC

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