August 17th, 2012
by EvilG


SNEW got it’s start November 2005 in Hollywood, CA. For a definition of Snew’s sound, how and why they do what they do, let it be said; bands like AC/DC, Motörhead, The Stooges, MC5, The Ramones, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin and Kiss perfected raw electrified monster rock and roll and the members of Snew took notes.

Snew’s debut album, released was June 2008, entitled “Snew You” was named one of the Top Ten hard rock albums of 2008 by and has continued to receive high praise from fans worldwide.

Snew’s 2010 album “We Do What We Want” was produced by acclaimed producer, Surround Sound pioneer and author Bobby Owsinski (he also produced Snew You) and was engineered and mixed by the Grammy Award winning Ed Cherney (Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, AC/DC, Spinal Tap).

The third and latest album “What’s It To Ya” has once again been produced by Owsinski and joining him this time is the legendary Ken Scott who recorded and mixed. Ken’s credits as a producer and engineer include the Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Devo, Supertramp, Alice Cooper, Mahavishnu Orchestra and a vast number of other classics in rock history.

Band Line-Up:
Lead Vocals: Curtis Don Vito
Guitar: Andy Lux
Bass: Willie Basse
Drums: Mark Ohrenberger

1- Release The Beast
2- I Got A Rocket
3- Pull My Stinger
4- Electrolux

5- Tearing Up Your City
6- Clever Girl
7- Unglued
8- Bad Words
9- What’s It To Ya
10- All Over You

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JOE STUMP “Revenge of the Shredlord” is out today!

August 17th, 2012
by EvilG

To those of you in guitar and metal circles Joe Stump should need no introduction. The Shredlord has been raining down full throttle neo-classical shred/speed metal since “Guitar Dominance” was released almost 20 years ago.

Joe Stump is one of the most intense and over the top guitarists on the planet. His maniacal guitar driven releases are amazing displays of power and jaw dropping technical command. He was named by Guitar One magazine as one of the 10 fastest shredders of all time, by Guitar World magazine as one of the 50 fastest players of all time and by Guitarist magazine as one of the top 20 shredders of all time. He has appeared in countless guitar based and metal publications, fanzines and webzines worldwide.

He has toured the world both as a solo artist and with power metal bands Joe Stump’s Reign of Terror and HolyHell. Joe’s also an Associate Professor on the guitar faculty at the esteemed Berklee College of Music where he’s been the metal/shred guitar specialist for the last 19 years. “Revenge of the Shredlord” marks Joe’s 9th solo release and his best work to date.

On his new album Joe Stump comments, “The new record is heavy, dark and very classically influenced. I always try to step up my game in every way with each record. I try to take every aspect of what I do to the next level and out do what I’ve done on past releases. On ‘Revenge Of The Shredlord’ my playing, composing, as well my production skills are up quite a few notches, solo-wise this is my finest hour. My last record ‘Virtuostic Vendetta’ (2009 – Lion Music) was a much more diverse mix of tracks with some older school Hendrix, Robin Trower and Frank Marino influenced tunes alongside the neo-classical/speed metal/European power metal things that are always on my releases. This record’s more intense, much heavier and quite a bit darker sounding in comparison”.

While “Revenge of the Shredlord” is extremely intense guitar wise there are still plenty of killer riffs and strong melodies. Joe’s amazing playing is showcased nicely inside very listenable musical songs that use influences from various schools of metal. It’ll appeal to both guitar enthusiasts as well as fans of guitar driven metal. The Shredlord will have his revenge on 17 August 2012!!!

Listen to 20 minutes of Revenge Of The Shredlord at

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August 17th, 2012
by EvilG

 New Anthrax Dates Announced for September/October Tour

 Bassist Frank Bello Headed for Toronto Film Festival

NASA's Curiosity Wakes Up to a Dose of Anthrax

NASA’s Curiosity Wakes Up to a Dose of Anthrax

They are one of the bands that helped define the “metal/thrash” genre (with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – The Big Four). Their music has been played at New York’s Yankee Stadium, in Moscow, Warsaw, Australia, Japan, and at Castle Donington in the UK. But now, thanks to NASA, Anthrax is the first metal band to ever have its music played on Mars.

“Got The Time,” from the band’s 1990 Gold-certified Persistence of Time, was one of several songs on NASA’s wake-up playlist for the Mars Rover, Curiosity, that touched down on the Red Planet August 5. “Got The Time” woke Curiosity up on Day Six, along with “Echelon” by 30 Seconds to Mars. Since Curiosity’s Mars landing, the playlist has also included The Beatles’ “Good Morning Good Morning,” the theme from “Star Wars,” and Wagner’s “The Ride of the Valkyries.”

As Anthrax’s Scott Ian put it, “Yes, there will be moshing on Mars.”

Next on Anthrax’s Planet Earth agenda is a Fall co-headline tour with Testament, with Death Angel supporting. This will be Leg Three of the Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel hat-trick, and will mark Anthrax’s first tour of Canada in support of the band’s most recent release, Worship Music, called the Metal Album of the Year by an abundance of journalists.

Added Ian, “With Testament and Death Angel before, we played sold-out shows, raging crowds and EPIC war dances, and we can’t wait to do it again, especially for our Canadian fans who have been waiting a long to time ‘worship music’ with us.”

Several new dates have been added to the thrash-fest routing, including shows in Chicago, Detroit, Hartford and Atlantic City. The complete itinerary is below.

And if that’s not enough Anthrax news for you, Anthrax’s bassist, Frank Bello, will attend the premiere of “Greetings From Tim Buckley” at next month’s Toronto Film Festival. Bello made his feature film debut in the supporting role of punk rock legend Richard Hell in the film that stars Penn Badgley of “Gossip Girl” fame. Bello auditioned for the role on a Thursday, was cast on Friday, and reported to the set the following Monday, the morning after Anthrax’s big Yankee Stadium concert last September with The Big Four.

With the new dates added, the complete itinerary for the Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel thrash-fest are as follows:


14 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA


15 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR


16 Toyota Arena, Kennewick, WA


17 Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA


19 The Showbox @ The Market, Seattle, WA


20 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC


21 MacEwan Hall Ballroom, Calgary, AL


22 Events Center, Edmonton, AL


24 The Odeon, Saskatoon, SK


25 Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB


27 Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL


28 Harpo’s Concert Theatre, Detroit, MI


29 Danforth Hall, Toronto, ON


30 Capitole du Quebec, Quebec City, QC






2 Metropolis, Montreal, QC


3 State Theatre, Portland, ME


4 Webster Theatre, Hartford, CT


5 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ


6 House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ




For Anthrax – Scott Ian/guitar, Charlie Benante/drums, Rob Caggiano/guitar, Joey Belladonna/vocals, and Frank Bello/bass – this co-headline tour with Testament will follow the band’s summer-long slot on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival where they headlined the tour’s Jagermeister Stage, and played a special “bare bones, guerrilla” performance. The Mayhem tour, as well as these dates with Testament, are in support of 2011’s Worship Music, Anthrax’s first new album in eight years, and the first with Belladonna on vocals in twenty years. The album debuted at #12 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, has received stellar reviews and been called “the metal album of the year” by numerous critics and music tastemakers, including VH-1/That Metal Show’s Eddie Trunk, and Alexander Milas, editor of the UK’s Metal Hammer. Worship Music also landed on copious amounts of “year-end-bests” lists.

The return of Belladonna and Anthrax’s remarkable renewal began in 2009 in a Cleveland hotel bar with Anthrax’s Benante and Ian, and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, when he first brought up the idea of The Big Four – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, the four bands that served as the original architects for the “thrash/speed-metal” scene,” yet had never shared the same stage before. The first of (so far) fourteen Big Four events took place on June 16, 2010, culminating in what was Anthrax’s New York homecoming concert – The Big Four at Yankee Stadium on September 14, 2011, the day after Worship Music hit stores. “We came into The Big Four as the underdog,” said Benante. “We were the band that had the most to prove, and we’ve worked really, really hard to do that.”

Anthrax’s worldwide sales have exceeded 10-million and the band has received multiple Gold and Platinum albums, numerous Grammy nominations, and a host of other accolades from the press, industry and fans.


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August 17th, 2012
by EvilG

British crossover thrashers SSS are gearing up for this weekend’s Radfest, which takes place on Sunday, 19th August at Hackney Downs Studios in London.

The band will be joining the likes of VERONICA FALLS, TRASH TALK, CEREMONY and more at the one-day festival, which features three stages as well as a market including a poster exhibition, pop-up record store, clothes and food stalls.  SSS will be performing at 4:30pm.

SSS bassist MARK MAGILL comments:

“We’re looking forward to getting down and playing Radfest.  We always love playing in London.  Last time we were down there it was berzerk, so we’re hoping this will be more of the same.  Come down and say hello!”

Radfest tickets cost just £15 in advance and are available now from TicketWeb at or from WeGotTickets at

View the Radfest flyer at

For more information go to

SSS were recently confirmed for this year’s Bloodshed Fest in the Netherlands, and are also planning a string of European shows surrounding the festival date.  See the band live at the following shows:

Aug. 19 – London, UK – Radfest
Sep. 08 – Wrexham, UK – The Dirty Weekender at Midnight Lounge
Oct. 13 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Bloodshed Fest

SSS’ latest album, PROBLEMS TO THE ANSWER, features 25 snarling tracks and is available now on CD and limited edition picture disc LP.  Get the album in Europe at or in North America at

PROBLEMS TO THE ANSWER is also available on iTunes at

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WINTERSUN Unveil Cover Artwork for “Time I”

August 17th, 2012
by EvilG
Wintersun TIME I

Wintersun TIME I

This short but significant excerpt of the track “Sons of Winter And Stars” is the battle cry of a band that released their self-titled debut album eight long years ago. WINTERSUN has had to live up to the highest expectations and pressure of time for the eagerly awaited successor ever since. As Wintersun turned out to be a critically-acclaimed masterpiece, the band unintentionally found themselves facing the situation of having to out-do their previous work.

It’s 2012 and it´s finally time to unleash WINTERSUN´s second full-length album Time I. Over the course of eight years the band has taken both their music and visuals to yet another level. While listening to their new effort you´ll be taken on a journey through the doors of time, beyond the stars, beyond the birth of the worlds, to an infinite universe.

Recently the band went into the studio with photographer Nana Simelius to shoot the new pictures for the upcoming album and now the breathtakingly beautiful front cover of Time I has been unveiled. Artwork was created this time by Cameron Gray (BORN OF OSIRIS, DEAD LETTER CIRCUS).

Commented the band:

“We searched many options who could actually make the cover for Time I. Cameron´s way of creating art was just something that stood out immediately and we feel it suited best for Jari´s vision as a cover for Time I. We are really happy for the result and hopefully this collaboration continues in the future releases as well!”

Homepage Cameron Gray:

Official album teaser:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Check out a behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot here:

Click here to see the photo gallery of the photo shoot:

The new album Time I will be released October 12 (Europe) and October 23, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast.




Time I track listing:


1. When Time Fades Away


2. Sons of Winter and Stars


I Rain of Stars


II Surrounded by Darkness


III Journey Inside a Dream


IV Sons of Winter and Stars


3. Land of Snow and Sorrow


4. Darkness and Frost


5. Time

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August 17th, 2012
by EvilG

10th studio album due out October 30th on Nuclear Blast Records

Cradle of Filth

Cradle of Filth

ENGLAND – UK extreme metal act, Cradle of Filth, has announced an October 30th North American release date for the band’s 10th studio album, The Manticore & Other Horrors, out just in time for Halloween courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records.

Commented the band’s infamous front man, Dani Filth, “This is our 10th commandment in metal. We have diversified and kept alive the spirit of this band and breathed it into something that I can proudly say, slays like an absolute motherf**ker. The Manticore is coming… Long live the filth!”

Recorded in eight weeks at both Springvale and Grindstone studios (where it was also mixed by Scott Atkins), Suffolk, the album is a testament to the longevity of The ‘Filth, as not only does it reek of Cradle’s (feared or revered) brand of delicious metal vamperotica, but this thoroughly modern album places the band firmly in fresh killing fields anew.

The Manticore & Other Horrors itself possesses an altogether new atmosphere for the band, incorporating a heavier, faster NWOBBM punk vibe that is both current and cruel, blended with ornate orchestration and the quirky immediateness of 2000’s Midian opus.

The album’s title can be likened to a bestiary, a collection of stories on monsters – personal demons, Chimeras, literary fiends and world-enslaving entities to blame but a few. “Manticore,” the ravening title track, is a song about a beautiful mythological horror that comes to be feared as the disfigurehead of foreign occupation in the Indian provinces.

The songs “Illicitus” and “Pallid Reflection” bare the sweet ingredients of vampirism and lycanthropy; the wicked “For Your Vulgar Delectation” and “Frost On Her Pillow” are woven perversely into grim fairy tales, whilst classic, monumental tracks like “The Abhorrent and Siding With The Titans” both extol tentacular Lovecraftian values.

Cradle of Filth will spread its darkness upon European lands with a tour throughout November and December.

Stay tuned for more information on Cradle Of Filth and The Manticore & Other Horrors.

Cradle Of Filth is…

Dani Filth – vocals
Paul Allender – guitar
James McIlroy – guitar
David Pybus – bass
Martin Skaroupka – drums

Cradle Of Filth online…

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MISS MAY I: 3rd Annual VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine Music Awards to Honor Vocalist LEVI BENTON with the “Male Metal Star of Tomorrow” Award

August 17th, 2012
by EvilG

Tune in to AXS TV on August 26 at 8pm PT to Watch Live!

Catch MISS MAY I Headlining on THE AP TOUR FALL 2012 – Tickets On Sale Now!

Troy, OH’s MISS MAY I are pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine MusicAwards will honor vocalist Levi Benton with the “Male Metal Star of Tomorrow” award! The VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine Music Awards honors the biggest stars in the music business and takes place on Sunday, August 26 at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at 8pm PT. This year, the VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine Music Awards will be broadcast LIVE exclusively on AXS TV. Coverage will begin from the Rock n’ Roll Royal Red Carpet at 6pm PT and stay LIVE with the Awards program at 8pm PT.


Tickets are on sale now for $26 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or in person at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Joint box office. Online sales: For more information, call the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at (800) 693-ROCK or go to or


RSVP FOR PRESS IS ESSENTIAL: Please specify if you are requesting red carpet coverage and/or a live review. Press must reply no later than noon August 24th.

WHERE: THE JOINT at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino–4455 Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV,89169 (702) 693-5000

For more information on the VEGAS ROCKS! MAGAZINE AWARDS, log on to: For more information about AXS TV :





MISS MAY I recently announced their upcoming headlining position on ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE’s annual fall tour, THE AP TOUR FALL 2012, sponsored by PETERSAYSDENIM. The tour, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will be heading out on a 32-day trek that kicks off mid-October till the end of November. MISS MAY I will receive direct support from California heavy hitters THE GHOST INSIDE, melodic metal act LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, Australia’s modern metal quintet THE AMITY AFFLICTION, and technical metal up-and-comers GLASS CLOUD. See below for current tour dates.


Tickets for the AP TOUR FALL 2012 are on sale now! Buy them at:





10-16 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

10-17 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

10-18 Boston, MA @ Royale Night Club

10-19 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts

10-20 Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

10-21 Baltimore, MD @ The Recher Theatre

10-23 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

10-24 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend Music Hall

10-25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

10-26 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre

10-27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

10-28 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

10-30 Houston, TX @ House of Blues

10-31 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

11-01 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

11-03 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile

11-04 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

11-06 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

11-07 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

11-08 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

11-09 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

11-10 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

11-12 Salt Lake City @ In The Venue

11-13 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

11-15 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4

11-16 Sauget, IL @ Pops

11-17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

11-18 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

11-20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

11-21 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

11-23 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

11-24 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues



MISS MAY I’s most recent album, At Heart, was released on June 12, 2012 with Rise Records and reached #32 on the Billboard Top 200 it its first week.



B.J. Stead – rhythm guitar

Jerod Boyd – drums

Justin Aufdemkampe – lead guitar

Levi Benton – lead vocals

Ryan Neff – bass guitar, clean vocals



For more information on MISS MAY I, please visit these sites:

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Shadowside wins the 11th Independent Music Awards

August 17th, 2012
by EvilG


Female fronted mix of power/thrash metal band Shadowside, one of the rising stars of Brazilian Metal music, has just added an important international award to their career. The fans have spoken and the band is the winner of the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards on the Best Metal/Hardcore album category, in the Vox Pop poll, the fan-determined portion of the influential international awards program for independent bands and fans. The quartet competed against Asking Alexndria, 16 Second Stare, Hemoptysis and Scarab.

“We are absolutely stoked! We really did not expect to win, the guys in the band thought I was joking when I broke the news to them. All we can say is thank you to all the fans that took the time to vote for us, you guys rock!”, says lead singer Dani Nolden.

More than 60000 music fans from all around the world have voted online for their favorite self-released and independent label artists. This year’s Vox Pop winners represent more than 350 Nominees in more than 70 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories.

Artist and industry judging pannel included Keith Richards, Ozzy Osbourne, Tori Amos, Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), Gwar, Benji Madden (Good Charlotte), Kevin Lyman (Mayhem Festival), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone Magazine), Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan, Suzanne Vega, Alan Light (Live From Artists Den), Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour) and Bill Bragin (Lincoln Center), among many other artists and industry professionals.

“The IMAs celebrate artists who follow their own muse and the music fans who support them,” said Executive Director, Martin Folkman. “The Vox Pop award is one of the many ways the program motivates fans to discover and support incredible independent talent, which is the purpose of The Independent Music Awards,” Folkman said.

Winners of the contest will be awarded expressive promotion, distribution and opportunities that places them in front of millions of fans, programmers, talent buyers, film, TV & Gaming Music Supervisors, Media and other gatekeepers. The complete list of winners in all categories can be found at

Bands such as Lacuna Coil, All that Remains, Diablo Swing Orchestra and Vixen have also participated in the Independent Music Awards in previous editions.

At this very moment, Shadowside is on tour in support of their latest album Inner Monster Out, produced, mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Hammerfall and more) and features special guest appearances of Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork), Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity) and Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil) on the title track.

Promoters interested in booking the band that has toured 21 countries so far should contact the band’s booking agency B. Musik Management at

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SLAUGHTER BY THE WATER 3: Confirmed to Stream Main Stage Performances – Watch it LIVE for Just $1.99!

August 17th, 2012
by EvilG

Hosted by TESTAMENT’s Chuck Billy with Performances by Exodus, Philm, Severed Fifth, Absu, Witchaven, Impaled, Autopsy, Fog of War, Abysmal Dawn and More!

Taking Place on August 25, 2012 on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda, CA


Slaughter By The Water 3 is pleased to announce that will be joining up to stream the festival live from the USS Hornet! Fans can watch the main stage performances at the festival on for just a one-time payment of $1.99. The stream will be located here:


“I want to express how extremely happy I am. After all of the time, effort and love that we put into the festival last year, 23,000 people watched the festival online via,” states Slaughter By The Water organizer Nicholas Gomez. “This year, to let the world share in this uniquely historic annual event with us just as they did before, we’re pleased to be teaming up with UStream once again!”


“The purpose for the live stream… we have Exodus performing on a military ship! Although that seems like reason enough, we’re here in the Bay Area throwing the largest metal event to depict the Bay Area’s rich musical history to the entire world,” adds Nicholas. “That’s why we’ve chosen Exodus as the headliner, because they are the originators of Bay Area thrash and got the world to “waltz it up”. What place more metal to do this than on a WWII air craft carrier?”


Aside from Bay Area thrash headliners Exodus, the main stage will also include performances by Philm, Severed Fifth, Absu, Witchaven, Impaled, Autopsy, Fog of War and Abysmal Dawn. The Pier stage will include performances by Enemy In Peril, Desecrator, Necrosin, Hemotoxin, Mudface, Scars of Envy and ZH.


The third annual Slaughter By The Water event will take place on August 25, 2012 on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda, CA. Sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, Lock & Shock, Rock The Bike, Bay Area Rocks, Scion, Native American Health Center, Dunlop, Anchor Bay Tattoos, Ustream, and Expressions College. The event is hosted by Testament’s Chuck Billy.


Slaughter By The Water is a music festival that stands out from the rest. This is not your ‘normal’ American metal festival,” states Nicholas. “We like to keep it interesting by adding some distinct and unique notables. Also, fans can undergo the ‘nautical festival experience’ without having to leave a dock, pay expensive cruise prices, or pop some Dramamine.”


Advance tickets for the main stage performances (general admission) are on sale now and are just $35.00. Tickets cost $45.00 at the door. Tickets are available at Main stage performances begin at 5pm and go until 12:30am aboard the USS Hornet. From noon to 9pm, access to the entire pier, which includes Pier Stage entertainment, food vendors and retailers, is FREE to the public. The pier stage is powered by Rock the Bike and anyone can join in on the fun and pedal to power the stage! In an effort to take part in green initiatives, there will be stationary bikes set up next to the Pier Stage with a power gauge. Attendees can hop on a bike to increase power to the stage… be interactive!


GET TO THE HORNET EARLY! All main stage ticket purchases also entitle you to a discounted admission rate to freely roam the USS Hornet on the day of the event between the hours of 10am to 4pm. Discounted admission is $12.00 per person in addition to the cost of the general admission ticket. Slaughter By The Water general admission tickets only get you access to the ship and our private tours after 5pm.


There is free parking at this event.


For more important information about the history of the festival, the USS Hornet and its television ties, private tours, information on the band performing and more, please visit these sites:

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Lovecraftian Death Metallers AUROCH Announce Signing To Hellthrasher Productions For Debut Album

August 17th, 2012
by EvilG

Vancouver BC’s Lovecraftian death metal trio Auroch are proud to announce their signing to metal label Hellthrasher Productions for the release of their first full-length album ‘From Forgotten Worlds’ set to be released later this October.

“This is merely the beginning. We look forward to this pact with such a dedicated label known for their great releases and support of metal.” comments vocalist / guitarist Seb Montessi.

The band is now streaming two of their latest singles from the release at the following links below.

Slaves To A Flame Undying’ –

‘From Forgotten Worlds’ –

Showcasing the band’s metamorphoses from thrash metal band into a full-fledged death metal assault, the debut full-length album is raw, relentless and tapping into a musical current of the wrath of Lovecraft’s Ancient Ones. Any and all who question or condemn modern conventions should sympathize with the ideologies and mythos provided. Fans of barbaric blasting and technical shredding should associate with the musicality.

Album Pre-Order – (immediate download of first single with pre order)

Video – Studio update –


From Forgotten Worlds

1. From Forgotten Worlds
2. Fleshless Ascension (Paths of Dawn)
3. Slaves To A Flame Undying
4. Dregs Of Sanity
5. Talisman For Total Temporal Collapse
6. Terra Akeldama
7. Bloodborne Conspiracy
8. Tundra Moon

For more info on the band, their upcoming release and tour dates, please follow the band on their Facebook fanpage and Twitter.

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MANOWAR’s New Studio Album, “The Lord Of Steel” coming September 28, 2012

August 17th, 2012
by EvilG

MANOWAR’s new studio album, The Lord Of Steel, will be released into worldwide retail on September 28, 2012 (dates may vary from territory to territory), following a limited-edition pre-release as the ‘Hammer Edition’ in collaboration with Metal Hammer (UK).


The retail edition of The Lord Of Steel will feature different mixes and mastering, spectacular new art by fantasy artist Ken Kelly, and other surprises. The album will be available as CD, limited-edition vinyl and digital album.


“MANOWAR have always dared to do things differently. You have to look at these two versions like a movie that comes out in alternate versions; a Director’s Cut or alternate endings or stories even told from different perspectives.” explained bassist Joey DeMaio. “For those of you who enjoyed the first taste of The Lord Of Steel, meaning the Metal Hammer version, I can tell you that the forthcoming Lord Of Steel release on Magic Circle Entertainment will be even more unique and yes, more brutal.” he continued.


Described by the press as “a brutal and unstoppable force of molten metal” and “flawlessly heavy” The Lord Of Steel is a raw-to-the-bone production, merging vintage elements with the trademark sound MANOWAR have developed over the years. “When you have to make room for literally hundreds of other instruments such as Orchestras, Choirs, Marching Armies on Gods Of War for example, you have to create sonic space for that. The fewer instruments you have the louder they can be individually. As an artist you want to give your audience new experiences. This is not ‘elevator music’. This is an album that hits you hard right between the eyes and does not let up.” said Joey DeMaio.


For their twelfth studio album MANOWAR have tapped into the world of action heroes and their stories, writing their first song specifically for a Hollywood movie, ‘EL GRINGO’ and another one, Expendable, inspired by Sylvester Stallone’s action movie franchise ‘The Expendables’. The band has meanwhile confirmed their next movie project, ‘Soldiers’, for ‘The Expendables 2’ star Jean-Claude Van Damme.


From the furious title track and the pumping ‘Black List’, to the power ballad ‘Righteous Glory’ and the Ennio Morricone homage ‘El Gringo’ – The Lord Of Steel is full of surprises.


The Lord Of Steel (Retail Edition) will be mixed and mastered by long-time collaborators mixing engineer Ronald Prent and two-time Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper.


Press and fans say about The Lord Of Steel:


“A flawless, powerful heavy metal album” (, Germany)


“Put The Lord Of Steel into your CD player and hit ‘play’. It will only take a few seconds to realize that this is one of the most powerful and crushing metal albums ever released, with levels of sound quality and sonic precision that outstrip virtually everything else that is available in 2012.


Songs like Expendable, Annihilation and the impossibly vicious Hail, Kill And Die provide something that is conspicuous by its absence from the majority of heavy music these days. It’s a sense of righteous pride and a simplicity of sentiment, combined with the thunderous clangour of driving, muscular metal riffs and rhythms delivered with extreme intensity and overwhelming belief.


Coinciding with the release of the album, MANOWAR will kick off the Lord Of Steel World Tour with first shows in October and November, in Europe and the United States.


The Lord Of Steel World Tour – Leg 1 – Confirmed Dates:

Tue, Oct 09, 2012 – Zaragoza, Spain – Interpeñas

Thu, Oct 11, 2012 – La Coruña, Spain – Coliseum

Sat, Oct 13, 2012 – Barcelona, Spain – St Jordi Club

Sun, Oct 14, 2012 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera

Tue, Oct 16, 2012 – Paris, France – Trabendo

Fri, Oct 19, 2012 – Kerkrade, Holland – Rodahal

Sat, Oct 20, 2012 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle

Tue, Oct 23, 2012 – Pardubice, Czech Republic – CEZ Arena

Wed, Oct 24, 2012 – Prague, Czech Republic – Mala Sportovni Hala

Fri, Oct 26, 2012 – Zlin, Czech Republic – Euronics

Fri, Nov 23, 2012 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium

Sat, Nov 24, 2012 – Long Island, NY – The Paramount

Sun, Nov 25, 2012 – Long Island, NY – The Paramount


Release: CD / Limited Vinyl / Digital Album: 09/28/2012* (*dates may vary in territories)

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Baroness – Updated condition of band members

August 17th, 2012
by EvilG


The band members of Baroness and their crew are recovering from injuries sustained after their tour bus crashed outside of Bath, England early on Wednesday morning.


John Baizley has broken his left arm and left leg. Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae. All three remain in the hospital as of this writing. Pete Adams has been treated and released from the hospital.


Three of the five crew members who were on the bus have also been treated and released. One member is still undergoing testing. The driver of the bus remains in critical condition.


Please stay tuned for further updates. Thank you for all the support during this extremely difficult time.

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Heavens Basement announce working with John Feldman!

August 16th, 2012
by EvilG

Heavens Basement have today announced that since signing with Red Bull Records they have been working with renowned LA based produced John Feldman.  Feldman has previously worked with the likes of Papa Roach, The Used and Escape The Fate.

About working with John Feldman, the band said… Working with Feldy was a real boost for us. We both come from slightly different musical backgrounds so there was this great positive friction that sparked a lot of energy and it pushed all of us to our creative best. He has a brilliant energy and was always up for a challenge which was vital for us to make the album we wanted to make.”

Big things are coming from Heavens Basement so watch this space for updates, for now check out the guys on tour in Sweden in this mini tour clip…

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Slovakian Progressive Female Metaller working new music video called from the song “TOYS”

August 16th, 2012
by EvilG
Slovakian Progressive Female Metaller SNOVONNE working on for new music and for new music video for the song called “TOYS” in Florida.

After the finishing THE WEDDING TOUR part. II, SNOVONNE has started to work new video for the song “TOYS” 

“‘it’s gonna hurt a lot less if you call it a game’… Working on the new video for “Toys”, coming to you by the end of summer!” Says official facebook site of SNOVONNE

What’s next for Snovonne?
Well, I am currently in Florida finishing off the new video for ‘Toys’ which is scheduled for the end of summer. Then I’ll start working on new material, which I can’t wait to get my hands on! In the meantime, Pete, Tuky and Sam are working on things in Europe. We’re already planning tours for next year.”  –

Female Progressive-metaller – a singer and songwriter living by turns in Germany, London, USA and Slovakia. Her music combines temperament and unpredictability, orchestral and theatrical monumentality and playful bitterness of language.
|Snovonne’s Music|
A brave mix of temper and heavy riffs with fragile and heart-breaking melodies. Pure elegance in all the dark shades full of expression and emotion. Every word she writes and each note she sings is lived through to the bone. This authenticity makes the Sno-fans personally relate to her – they even translate the lyrics into different languages and present them on their profiles as something that defines their personality. Rock and metal is where Sno feels at home but she usually mixes in elements from different genres. As she says: “it’s depending on what the song needs”.
|It’s Sno, Baby – Not Sugar|
Was recorded by Sno at her home studio in London. She spent the last days of 2009 in Hannover, Germany with Jan Nemec (Magic Minds Music, worked with Celtic Frost, Grave Digger, Running Wild) mixing and mastering the album. “My Sweet Fiend”, the twisted rock epic, was post-produced by Ryan Chapin and Chris Domingo (Global Mastering, FL, USA) who’ve achieved a Grammy award for one of Seal’s albums.
|The Nightmare Bride|
Album is a finely tuned, darkly gothic concept album based around our deepest human dreams and fears. Hard rock and thrash elements combine beautifully with Sno’s soaring vocals to create a deeply melodic but heavy sound. The album contains 17 tracks including two singles The Difference and Puppet’s Lyric. Both of these songs were released with official video. It also features a unique cover of Sick of It All’s Evil Schemer endorsed by Armand Majidi from the band. Continuing the heavy-hitter endorsement theme, the album also includes a duet on Ill Will with Bjorn Strid of Swedish death metal giants Soilwork confirming Snovonne’s metal credentials.
‘The Nightmare Bride,’ is released by Rogue Records America / SORE Media and Snovonne is presenting the concept live on the Wedding tour 2012.


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Death Thrashers MORTOR Unleash FREE DOWNLOAD ‘Under The Flag’ From New Album ‘Shoot ‘Em Up’

August 16th, 2012
by EvilG

Ottawa, ON death thrashers MORTOR whom are gearing up for the release of their new album ‘Shoot ‘Em Up’ on Tuesday, September 18th are unleashing to fans a FREE DOWNLOAD of the first single ‘Under The Flag‘ at the following location here.

Youtube embed link –

Album Trailer –

Recorded at Garage Studios by Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY, MYTHOSIS) and engineered by Mathieu Marcotte (AUGURY), Shoot ‘Em Up includes 14 tracks of blistering speed, crushing riffs, and trademark catchy hooks and is the follow up to the band’s 2010 gut wrenching annihilator ‘Metal Ride’.

In additional news, the band will be opening up for German thrash metal legends KREATOR and Finnish death / doom metal band Swallow The Sun in their home town of Ottawa on Sunday, September 9th at Mavericks (221 Rideau St.) and will be sharing with local fans exclusive advance copies of their new album at the show. For more info please visit the following link here.

For more info and updates on Mortor please visit their official website at, Facebook and Twitter.

Music Video – Death From Above (2010) –

Live Video – Swallow By Hate (2009) –

Show Dates

September 9, 2012 – Mavericks – Ottawa, ON – w/ Kreator, Swallow The Sun, From The Deep


1. Intro 00:44
2. Under The Flag 03:00
3. Eat Lead 03:37
4. Shoot ‘Em Up 03:00
5. Clusterfuck 03:24
6. Trigger Happy 02:41
7. Locked And Loaded 03:35
8. Infidels 03:51
9. Whiskey Surgery 03:59
10. For Glory 03:42
11. Days of Our Knives 03:55
12. Point Blank 03:29
13. The Bonesaw 04:20
14. Let’s Deflagrate 04:05

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