July 5th, 2010
by EvilG

San Diego-based death metal die-hards PATHOLOGY are releasing their highly anticipated new full-length, Legacy of the Ancients, tomorrow, Tuesday, July 6 on Victory Records. The album, mixed and mastered by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse), is already getting great feedback from press with Metal Maniacs exclaiming, “You can feel through the sounds the rotting bowels, septic flesh wounds, Ebola breathing, cannibalistic head banging monsters these guys are. Obliteration and blood splatter coming your way low and HEAVY!”

The album will be specially priced for just $9.99 at all FYE stores as well as available from other stores and mail-orders or direct from Victory Records as part of a special package which includes a t-shirt (additional outlets listed below). The album features great artwork from Par Olofsson, which opens as a tri-fold expanded cover piece.  Legacy of the Ancients is also being made available soon as a limited 500 piece vinyl pressing that is sure to be a collector’s item. The vinyl can already be pre-ordered directly from

The band’s video for the song “Code Injection” will make its worldwide debut tonight on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball (3am ET/12 am PT). Directed by Gary Smithson (Exodus, High On Fire) it conveys the group’s brutal performance.

Speaking of performance, fans will get plenty of opportunities to see Pathology live for the remainder of the year as they perform 3 back-to-back North American tours in support of Legacy of the Ancients. Kicking off with a headlining performance at the Second Annual Las Vegas Death Fest July 17, followed by some shows with Jungle Rot, Woe of Tyrants and Lightning Swords of Death before the August 4th start of the full Enthroned and Destroyer 666 tour. This will be followed by additional national tours with Immolation, Vader, Abigail Williams and then Nile, Ex Deo, Psycroptic and Keep of Kalessin.

All tour dates and more information can be found at or

PATHOLOGY – Legacy of the Ancients available Tuesday, July 6th at:
All FYE locations Hot Topic Hastings Newbury Comics Bull Moose Zia Records Rasputin’s Silver Platters The Exclusive Co. Amoeba Electric Fetus Easy Street Records Waterloo Records Vintage Vinyl

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BLEEDING FIST to celebrate five-year anniversary with exclusive show

July 5th, 2010
by EvilG
BLEEDING FIST celebrate 5th anniversary at this year's Haliaetum Open Air

BLEEDING FIST celebrate 5th anniversary at this year's Haliaetum Open Air

Slovenian kings of “chaos black metal” BLEEDING FIST will celebrate their five-year anniversary with an exclusive show at this year’s edition of Haliaetum Open Air ( performing as co-headliners with Forgotten Tomb and Purgatory.
The band comments:
“This concert will be the first step on a journey through suffering and utter pain to let thy countenance be raised up towards the dark light of the damned one in order to invoke his soul! Blood shall be spilled, candles burned and insane fanaticism shall obsess all the present at this glorious Satanic ritual!
BLEEDING FIST recently released a new MCD entitled Macabrum Bestia Ex Abyssus through MORIBUND RECORDS.
For more info, consult,, and

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ID: Exorcist – Under a Ton Of Ice 07/2010 NEW SONG ONLINE

July 5th, 2010
by EvilG

It’s time to reveal first new ID: Exorcist -song in front of the public eye. FEED MY BLOODSTREAM is now available in band’s Myspace

A little reminder from the previous press release:

Finland’s best kept secret when talking about intense balls-to-the-wall metal-massacre, ID: Exorcist releases it’s new full-lenght album Under a Ton Of Ice during July 2010.

Under a Ton Of Ice presents ID: Exorcist more darker, mature and aggressive than on their previous works. Mix up Sentenced’s chilling melancholy with American-stylish bonebraker riffs á la Sepultura and Machine Head, and there you have it! The album is produced, engineerd and mixed by the band itself, mainman of the process being guitarist Sami Hauru.

The tracklist:

13th Day
Let me go the way I want to
More life
Feed my bloodstream
Death of a broken man
Good gone bad
Demon shaped phoenix
Dirt requiem

The video for the song Demon Shaped Phoenix is now available at Youtube!

All the songs from band’s previous album,’s “Album of the week” Flatline are now available at ID: Exorcist myspace

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ANGRA announces the title, cover artwork and track list of the new record

July 5th, 2010
by EvilG
ANGRA - Aqua

ANGRA - Aqua

After a long period of mystery, ANGRA has announced the official title of its seventh full length: “Aqua”. It will be the first material released in the last four years and after the return of the drummer Ricardo Confessori to the band.

“Aqua” is a Latin word and means “water” in English. It represents the unique style that presented ANGRA to the world. Its incredible ability in mixing various music genres, transcending from Classical to Metal, Folklore to Modern, Pop to Experimental, has an unquestionable relevance nowadays and it is described in each detail of the new work.

The experience of great musicians like Eduardo Falaschi (singer), Rafael Bittencourt and Kiko Loureiro (guitar players), Felipe Andreoli (bassist) and Ricardo Confessori (drummer) is one of the characteristics easily heard after an initial audition of “Aqua”. Artists who reached a higher level in an important moment of their careers and united the perfect way of playing, good sounds, conscious experimentalism joined to attractive themes.

The concept and the musical atmospheres of this new record, as well as the main classics of ANGRA discography are based on a rich and involving history. The whole composition of the album was directly inspired by “The Tempest” – the last play written by William Shakespeare and shown here through an epic vision compared to its dark side. “We really dedicated ourselves to the last work of Shakespeare to create “Aqua”. Besides all the qualities of the text, we founded out that the element “water” is one of the main characters of the history. It transforms itself during the cycles and changes the things around. It represents the rage of high tides and tempests, and then the forgiveness and wisdom in calm. Everything happens after a violent storm that occurs in the sea, in an island hill. While the wild waters come from up and down, a ship and the entire crew are fighting for surviving. As from this point, we developed one very interesting narrative that will get the attention of the listeners”, said the guitarist Rafael Bittencourt.

“Aqua” was produced by a new team that confirms the actual renovation purpose of the band. The album was entirely arranged by the musicians, co-produced and mixed by Brendan Duffey and Adriano Daga, from Norcal Studios, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering Studios, in California (EUA).

The art concept was created by the renowned Brazilian artist Gustavo Sazes supervised by Rafael Bittencourt and Kiko Loureiro. “We have been worked with Isabel de Amorim since the “Fireworks” album so we wanted to change the artistic style in this new CD and the work made by Gustavo Sazes was exactly what we were looking for. Actually he is already our website designer and it was a natural choice”, said Kiko Loureiro.

“Aqua” will be released in Japan on July 31st by JVC/Victor and will be distributed in Europe by SPV/Steamhammer afterwards. In Brazil it will be self-financed and released on August 17th. “We need to have a support for the international market and the SPV and JVC have always been done an excellent work related to the promotion of our last records. But in Brazil we will make it different this time. It will be self-financed so that we can control everything referred to the CD”, said the vocalist Edu Falaschi.

After “Aqua” is officially released, ANGRA will start a new world tour.

Aqua Track List:

01. Viderunt Te Aquæ

02. Arising Thunder

03. Awake From Darkness

04. Lease Of Life

05. The Rage Of The Waters

06. Spirit Of The Air

07. Hollow

08. A Monster In Her Eyes

09. Weakness Of A Man

10. Ashes

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July 5th, 2010
by EvilG


Austria’s webzine conducted an interview with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine when the band played in Vienna on July 1, 2010. Watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On whether “Big Four” tour [featuring METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX] is something special for him or if it’s just “another MEGADETH tour”:

Mustaine: “Of course it’s special. It’s historical. It’s life-changing for a lot of people that were there. And I think the bragging rights for people who actually witnessed it versus somebody who saw it on YouTube or saw it in a movie theater or is gonna see it on the DVD that’s coming up… they weren’t there. So to actually watch it was a fantastic thing. Standing up on stage where I was [during the ‘Big Four’ jam at the Sonisphere festival in Sofia, Bulgaria on June 22], being able to look next to me, on either side being flanked by so much tremendous talent, it was great. It’s just one of those things where in the moment it doesn’t seem as enormous as it really is. After the fact, you look back and you’re like… You know like when you survive a car crash, you don’t think it’s such a big deal until you watch it in slow motion, you’re thinking, ‘Oh, my god, I can’t believe I survived.’ So going up on stage was really, really amazing. Especially when I looked back and saw how everybody was embracing everyone and how I think that… If you were there, you would have heard when, through all the goodbyes and everything at the end, when James [Hetfield, METALLICA frontman] and I embraced, the whole audience went [wild], ’cause it’s what they’ve been waiting for. It’s what I think James and I both have been waiting for, too, so it’s a good thing.”

On whether the “Big Four” tour will hit the U.S.:

Mustaine: “That’s up to METALLICA and their camp, because I think it’s fairly obvious, for myself… it doesn’t need to be the ‘Big Four’ for me to wanna play with James and Lars [Ulrich, METALLICA drummer]. I think if the ‘Big Four’ [tour in the U.S.] doesn’t happen, certainly a MEGADETH/METALLICA tour would be great — whether it’s just the two of us or if we have a support group or something like that. But yeah, I think it was really fun because of what we stand for in heavy metal. Me and James are like the ‘big daddies’ of this whole thing — we were the two guitar players that set the wheels in motion when the first tapes were made of METALLICA. I think it’s exciting now to look back and see all the millions of bands that have been created off what me and James did sitting in a room in Norwalk [California].”

According to, a DVD of the Sonisphere concert in Sofia, Bulgaria — which was beamed via satellite in HD to cinemas and was seen by more than 100,000 fans globally — is set to be released later this year. TV deals have also been struck for sets from Sonisphere and in Britain ITV2 will screen highlights from the U.K. festival. VH1 will show Sonisphere in the U.S.

In the U.K. it was screened in 79 cinemas. “At the Odeon in Leicester Square in London there was a mosh pit, and at the end of the show they had a stage invasion, which is just phenomenal to even think about,” says promoter Stuart Galbraith. “Not only are we hitting the territories that we’re playing with this tour, [with the cinecast] we’ve taken the ‘Big Four’ and Sonisphere into countries we haven’t been able to get to this year.”

METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX — the so-called “Big Four” of 1980s thrash metal — played together for the first time in history on June 16 in front of 81,000 fans in Warsaw, Poland.

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EXMORTEM Has Been Put To Rest

July 5th, 2010
by EvilG
Martin and the blue elefant

Last promo shot: Martin and the blue elefant

After more than 15 years as the driving force in Exmortem, Martin Thim have decided that its time to focus on new adventures and Exmortem is hereby history.

Exmortem have been one of the leading acts in the Danish metalscene for many years and set the bar high with albums like “Berzerker Legions” and latest “Funeral Phantoms”.

Our last album “Funeral Phantoms” is also viewed as the bands absolutely best release and we are proud to leave on the top of our career. With Funeral Phantoms we reached what we have always aimed for, so now it’s time for something new.

I’m also extremely proud to look back and be able to say that we never  repeated ourselves, each album has it’s own sound and atmosphere, no album is alike. That is very satisfying as an artist!!

So why stop now?

The motivation is simply not there anymore and I would never try and  force something just to keep going and I’ve never found it especially interesting to repeat myself. I’ve been working on some new material with Andreas for a new band, but there is no guarantee at this point that we will actually record anything, we would need the right people and they are not easy to find here. Apart from that I’m involved in a fully electronic project that is miles away from this genre.

Anyway, I’ve always been an entrepreneur and fiery soul, so life is simply too short to just focus on one thing, there is new territory to be discovered and I need to make new music. So this is the end of one thing and the beginning of something new, whatever that will be.

Morten will still be active in Spectral Mortuary and Simon got Horned Almighty that will soon have an album out on Candlelight. Kim is killing stuff and me and Andreas will be back eventually.

I would like to use this opportunity to say “thank you very much!” to  all the past members of the band, you are all part of the history of  Exmortem and a big thanks to those we have worked with!! I would also like to say a big hello and cheers to all the cool people I’ve meet through this music…you know who you are…I’ve also meet a lot of not so cool people, but you probably don’t know who you are…

Throughout the years there has been a lot of rumors about this band…. and they are all true!

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do”

Martin Thim and Exmortem.

To all you new folks out there, remember to check out those bands that started death metal, cause they got something most bands just don’t have today…. So find those first albums by bands like: Death, Morbid Angel, Entombed, Autopsy, Obituary, Dismember, Immolation, Pestilence, Bolt Thrower, Carcass, Grave, Morgoth, Cannibal Corpse, Gorguts, Ripping Corpse, Suffocation, Incantation and so on… that shit just sounded evil and wild… not triggered and clean.

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Hellfest 2010: Four hours of HQ LIVE footage available

July 5th, 2010
by EvilG

Four hours of High Quaility Live Footage from Hellfest 2010 – France can be found on METALHEADTV accesing the link below:

METALHEAD TV Episode 114 – Hellfest 2010
Watch bands like Deftones, Kiss, Twisted Sister, As I Lay Dying, Negura Bunget, Hypocrisy, Fear Factory, My Dying Bride, Nevermore, Motorhead, Slayer and many others performing live !

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Colin Farrell To Play OZZY OSBOURNE In Upcoming Bopic?

July 4th, 2010
by EvilG

Ozzy Osbourne

According to, Colin Farrell has reportedly agreed to star as OZZY OSBOURNE in a upcoming biopic of the rock legend’s life.

Despite the 61-year-old Black Sabbath frontman’s desire to be played by an unknown from his home city of Birmingham, Perez Hilton reports that the 34-year-old Crazy Heart star has signed on for the role.

A source said: “At least Colin and Ozzy are on the same page when it comes to using four-letter words! Colin drinks, he smokes, he womanises. He’s just a sleeve tattoo away from being a real rock star.”

Hilton went on to express his approval at the casting, saying: “The more we think about it, the more we think that he’ll nail it!”

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TESTAMENT Frontman Performs With DEVIN TOWNSEND At Finland’s TUSKA Festival

July 4th, 2010
by EvilG
Devin townsend on stage at TUSKA. Photo by Arto Lehtinen of

Devin townsend on stage at TUSKA. Photo by Arto Lehtinen of

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) performed his “Ziltoid The Omniscient” concept album in its entirety on Friday, July 2 at the thirteenth annual Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland as a special one-off world-exclusive show. His DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT also played a set the following day at the festival, which featured additional appearances by TESTAMENT and OBITUARY, among many others.

Fan-filmed video footage of TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy putting on a cape and singing “Planet Smasher” during Devin Townsend‘s “Ziltoid” performance at Tuska can be viewed below.

“Ziltoid” setlist:

01. ZTO
02. By Your Command
03. Ziltoidia Attaxxx
04. Solar Winds
05. Hyperdrive
06. Guitar Duel (Ziltoid vs. Devin aka Captain Spectacular)
07. Intermission (Monty Python)
08. Kingdom
09. N9
10. Planet Smasher (feat. Chuck Billy)
11. Color Your World
12. The Greys
13. Deep Peace


01. Addicted!
02. Supercrush!
03. Numbered!
04. Truth
05. OM
06. Deadhead
07. Gaia
08. Earth Day
09. Seventh Wave
10. Life

Finnish mainstream media coverage of Devin‘s appearance at Tuska:

* Helsingin Sanomat
* Ilta-Sanomat
* Turun Sanomat
* Nöjesbloggen

“Addicted”, the second in a series of albums from Townsend to be made available under the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker, came out in November 2009 and has become the fastest-selling solo record in Devin‘s career.

Townsend is currently working on two new albums for 2011 release.

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Percussionist Who Played On BRUCE DICKINSON’s Balls To Picasso Passes

July 4th, 2010
by EvilG

Los Angeles based Latin hard rockers TRIBE OF GYPSIES, featuring guitarist/producer Roy Z (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, JUDAS PRIEST), have issued the following update:

“To all the Tribe fans out, especially those of you who were with us in the early days – it is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that our original congalero, Doug Van Booven, passed away last night. Dougie played on the first Tribe Of Gypsies album and the Nothing Lasts Forever EP (as well as percussion on Bruce Dickinson’s 1994 solo album Balls To Picasso) and his passion and spirit was a big part of those records. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Dougie’s family and friends and all those who knew him. Rest in peace, brother.”

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RONNIE JAMES DIO – Video Footage From Memorial Benefit Gala In Finland Online

July 4th, 2010
by EvilG

Finnish metal media group Night Elves have posted details and footage from a memorial gala for RONNIE JAMES DIO held on July 2nd in Helsinki to coincide with the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival. The proceeds from the event went to Cancer Society of Finland.

The vocalists at the gala, held at the Tavastia club, included:

Ari Koivunen (AMORAL)
Asim Searah (THE NIBIRUAN)
Antony Parviainen (MACHINE MEN)
Patrik Eriksson
Tuple Salmela (TAROT)
Aleksi Parviainen (REVERSION, SOULCAGE)

The band on the night was as follows:

Guitar – Erkka Korhonen, Ben Varon (AMORAL), Zachary Hietala (TAROT) and Mr Crab (BLEAK, DIMEBAG BEYOND FOREVER)
Bass – Jari Ilomäki (SOULCAGE)
Keyboard – Vili Ollila
Drums – Janne Parviainen (ENSIFERUM)

The following video footage are courtesy of CalthaGold:

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Day 2 – Sonisphere photos: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax

July 4th, 2010
by EvilG

Photos from Sonisphere 2010 Romania Day Two with Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax can be found on METALHEAD below:

Metallica HQ photos from Sonisphere 2010 Romania

Slayer HQ photos from Sonisphere 2010 Romania

Megadeth HQ photos from Sonisphere 2010 Romania

Anthrax HQ photos from Sonisphere 2010 Romania

Sonisphere Romania took place in Bucharest between the 25th and the 27th of June 20010 and over 85.000 rockers attended in the three days of live rock and metal !

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HORD – New Single Release to MySpace on July 6

July 4th, 2010
by EvilG

Hord will release on July 6th 9pm the first single “Unreal city” from their new album “The waste land” (release on nov. 2010) !!! This album been recorded at Amsterdam with Jochem Jacob (Textures).

See you on July 6th on their myspace !!

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ALMAH (feat. Angra’s Edu Falaschi) fficial statement about recent tour and future of the band

July 4th, 2010
by EvilG

Almah - live

Almah - live

ALMAH/Edu Falaschi official statement

Brazilian prog power metal band feat. Angra’s singer Edu Falaschi ALMAH has just finished another part of Fragile Equality Tour. The band played in various cities of Brazil finishing this leg on the stage of Marreco’s fest in Brasilia.

ALMAH’s founder, frontman and mastermind Edu Falaschi has come up with an official statement about the recent tour and the future of the band:

“I would like to give a lot of thanks to everybody from the name of Almah for your incredible love and support during these five years of the band.  The whole FRAGILE EQUALITY TOUR was unforgettable, mainly due to the amazing presence of the fans on the latest shows: it’s impossible to explain how it feels to see you singing along to all our songs! We haven’t been able to visit all the cities where we would like to play, but we will make it possible in the next tour! At the moment Felipe Andreoli and me are quite busy with the new ANGRA’s things, which naturally slow down the rhythm of Almah activities. However, it doesn’t mean that the band will be stopped. We are already working at new ideas for the next album and when the best moment for it comes we will record a new CD and we will back on track! See you soon, my friends! ALMAH is here: Edu Falaschi, Felipe Andreoli, Marcelo Barbosa, Paulo Schroeber and Marcelo Moreira!”


ALMAH was initially established in 2006 as a project of ANGRA’s singer Edu Falaschi. Since then ALMAH has released two albums worldwide (Almah 2006/2007, Fragile Equality 2008), has turned from a solo-project into a regular band, and has won its own important place on the world metal scene. Edu Falaschi’s mate from Angra Felipe Andreoli (bass) also joined the band in 2007 and they work in ALMAH simultaneously with Angra. The band also relies on Marcelo Barbosa (guitars), Paulo Schroeber (guitars) and Marcelo Moreira (drums). All the musicians of Almah have got their important place on Brazilian metal scene playing in various bands and projects, producing CDs, making workshops and doing teaching and didactic work. Read the rest of this entry »

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FEAR FACTORY confirmed for 70000 TONS OF METAL!

July 4th, 2010
by EvilG


On their way back South 70000 TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival had to make another stop in the Golden State, but they chose the big city this time: Los Angeles. Ashore they were greeted by one of the most influential innovators of Industrial Metal: FEAR FACTORY. That brings the count to 19 out of 40. Who will be next?

The confirmed 19 out of 40 bands are:

Amon Amarth
Death Angel
Fear Factory
Sonata Arctica
Uli Jon Roth

70000TONS OF METAL will sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to Cozumel, Mexico and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 28, 2011.

Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma’s cruise. It’s also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$249 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, all meals, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and 24 room service!

What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check out for more information and book your cabin NOW!

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