HALFORD IV – MADE OF METAL Coming this month on Metal God Records

September 4th, 2010
by EvilG
HALFORD IV - MADE OF METAL Coming this month on Metal God Records

HALFORD IV - MADE OF METAL Coming this month on Metal God Records

Metal God Entertainment and Rob Halford are pleased to announce the release of ‘Halford IV  Made Of Metal featuring fourteen (14) new Halford studio recordings debuting world-wide September 27th (UK & EU), September 28th (North America) and October 13, 2010 (Japan).

Produced by Roy Z. and recorded during 2009 and 2010, Made Of Metal showcases a bulk of material (words & music) penned exclusively by Rob Halford.  Made Of Metal features fourteen (14) new Halford studio tracks including: The Mower, Made Of Metal, Fire And Ice, Till The Day I Die, Undisputed, Heartless and Thunder And Lightning.

Halford¹s new NASCAR-themed, animated-music video Made Of Metal created by London-based Animator Dean Wright debuts September 13, 2010.  Sneak peek now available at: http://www.robhalford.com/madeofmetal.  The single ‘Made Of Metal’ digital download available at iTunes and www.HalfordMusic.com.

Halford¹s first live performances in more than seven years has included appearances this year in San Francisco, Montreal¹s Heavy Metal Festival and Ozzfest 2010.

Halford have confirmed Headline performances October 15, 2010 in Nagoya, Japan and October 16, 2010 at Tokyo¹s Loud Park Festival 10.

Halford have also confirmed South America Headline performances October 20 Lima, Peru; October 22 Santiago, Chile; October 24 Sao Paulo, Brazil; October 26 and October 27, 2010 Buenos Aires, Argentina.

November and December Halford touring details will be announced September
21, 2010 at: <http://www.robhalford.com/index.php/halford-tours>

‘It has been a long wait for the global Halford fan-base, and of course I¹m very pleased to return with Halford IV  Made Of Metal this September 2010,’ comments Rob Halford.

‘It is probably the most personal release of my solo career; in terms of my writing and performances.  Halford IV  Made Of Metal hits hard on many musical and emotional levels.  I¹m certain it will be recognized as one of the band¹s best releases, and I¹m looking forward to performing the new tracks this year, and re-connecting the Halford band with its legions of Metal fans.’

Halford IV  Made Of Metal is releasing on Metal God Records September 27th (UK, EU, Australia – ADA Global / Warner Music Group), October 28th (North America – Fontana / Universal Music Group) and October 13, 2010 Japan (Fontana International / Universal Music Japan).

Track Listing:
1) Undisputed
2) Fire and Ice
3) Made Of Metal
4) Speed Of Sound
5) Like There¹s No Tomorrow
6) Till The Day I Day
7) We Own The Night
8) Heartless
9) Hell Razor
10) Thunder and Lightning
11) Twenty-Five Years
12) Matador
13) I Know We Stand A Chance
14) The Mower

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Kamelot singer falls ill, North American Tour To Go On!

September 3rd, 2010
by EvilG
Roy Kahn - Kamelot

Roy Kahn - Kamelot

The following statement was made by the band:

“Hello Kamelot Nation,

The band and crew are all here in Tampa rehearsing for the tour – Visas have been cleared and the guys are in good spirits and ready to party with all of you. However, during rehearsals, Roy became severely ill.  Due to this, as yet undiagnosed, illness, Roy reluctantly has been forced to head back home to Norway. He is currently under his physician’s care, but unfortunately these circumstances will prevent him from joining us on the North American concert tour. Of course, we want Roy to take care of his health as priority one for now and the future. After much consideration on how to proceed, we all in Kamelot feel strongly about keeping our commitment to our fans, promoters, and support bands on this tour! We are all ready and excited about playing these shows, we have flown in people from around the world to be apart of it and it has been in the works over a year! Therefore, we are working diligently with a fantastic singer willing to step in in the eleventh hour in order
to make this tour a reality – our good friend Michael Erikson from Circus Maximus (Norway) has agreed to fill in for Roy! And we are excited to announce a special guest: Swedish vocalist Elize Ryd from Amaranthe will be joining the band on the North American Tour. She will also be part of the VIP meet and greet! Elize toured with us on our Summer Pandemonium Tour and also the European tour earlier this Spring. Also as a special thank you to our North American fans, our friends at ESP guitars have donated a beautiful ESP guitar which will be signed by Thomas Youngblood and given away at the end of our North American tour – this contest is open only to North American tour concert goers. Fans can enter for a chance to win this exclusive item by signing up in the designated area at each show! More surprises are in store at many shows including special guest appearances and more.”

Roy especially would like to add,
“I am terribly sorry that I cannot do this upcoming tour in North-America this fall. We have our most fantastic album ever coming out in September, and the timing could have been better I guess. The band has my full and unconditional blessing to go out there and kick ass regardless, and I feel we have found a good replacement in Michael. He is a very good singer and long time friend. Be good to him! Hope to see you soon!” All the best from Roy Khan.

Michael Erikson-
“Roy and I go way back , so when he called and asked me to help him and the rest of Kamelot to do their long planned USA tour , I told him ” Sure bro , I am there for you ”
It will be big shoes to fill , but in his honor I will do my best to give the Kamelot fans a show they have long awaited . So grab your earplugs and come join the party !” states vocalist Michael Eriksen

We cannot thank you enough for your tremendous support over the years, and look forward to being out to meet more of you on the road! Please join us in wishing Roy a speedy recovery, and swift return to us!”

Stay tuned for further details by visiting www.kamelot.com

KAMELOT will release Poetry For The Poisoned on September 10th in Europe. September 14th, 2010 in North America.

KAMELOT will embark on its first North American tour in two years starting September 8th. Support on the trek will come from Leaves’ Eyes and Blackguard.

KAMELOT North American Fall 2010 Tour Dates:
9/08/2010 House Of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
9/10/2010 Progpower USA Festival – Atlanta, GA
9/11/2010 Jaxx Nightclub – Springfield, VA
9/14/2010 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
9/15/2010 Nokia Theatre – New York, NY – RECORD RELEASE SHOW
9/17/2010 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/18/2010 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
9/19/2010 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/21/2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
9/22/2010 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
9/24/2010 Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, IL
9/25/2010 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
9/27/2010 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
9/29/2010 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
10/01/2010 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
10/02/2010 House of Blues – San Diego, CA


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September 3rd, 2010
by EvilG
Dimmu Borgir

Dimmu Borgir

A foreboding Wagnerian majesty will soon shroud all major cities in the U.S. and Canada.  Launching the “Darkness Reborn Tour” on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts, Norway’s infamous symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR return to the western hemisphere on a headlining, 32-date run across North America supported by fellow countrymen Enslaved and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes from Los Angeles.

Confirmed tour dates are:

11/05/10  The Palladium – Worcester, MA

11/06/10  Northern Lights – Albany, NY

11/07/10  Recher Theater – Towson, MD

11/08/10  Terminal 5 – New York, NY

11/10/10  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

11/12/10  Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA

11/13/10  Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI

11/14/10  House of Blues – Chicago, IL

11/15/10  The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

11/16/10  Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

11/18/10  MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA

11/19/10  Edmonton Events Center – Edmonton, AB – CANADA

11/21/10  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA

11/22/10  The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

11/23/10  Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR

11/24/10  Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA

11/26/10  The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

11/27/10  The Fox Theater – Pomona, CA

11/28/10  The Regency Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

11/30/10  House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

12/01/10  Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ

12/02/10  Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ

12/03/10  Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

12/04/10  Gothic Theater – Englewood (Denver), CO

12/06/10  House of Blues – Dallas, TX

12/07/10  House of Blues – Houston, TX

12/09/10  Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

12/10/10  Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA

12/11/10  Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY

12/12/10  Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA

12/13/10  Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA

12/14/10  Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA

Advanced tickets will go on sale online on Wednesday, September 15th.

DIMMU BORGIR’s new studio album, ABRAHADABRA, will be released in North America on October 12th.  The “Gateways” single is now available for streaming on the band’s MySpace page and is available for purchase on iTunes at this location.

Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad 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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September 3rd, 2010
by EvilG

Immortal (Photo by Peter Beste)

Immortal (Photo by Peter Beste)

For their first music video in 15 years, Norwegian black metal band IMMORTAL will host its exclusive premiere on the band’s official website.

The video for the title track of IMMORTAL’s reunion album All Shall Fall was shot in Norway by Vardefilm and features the band’s full line-up: Abbath, Apollyon, Horgh, and founding member / lyricist Demonaz.

Nuclear Blast USA’s webshop is now taking pre-orders for IMMORTAL’s first official DVD & live CD release, The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh, a visual documentation of the band’s headlining reunion show at the prestigious Wacken Open Air festival in Germany in 2007.  The $20.00 pre-order bundle includes an IMMORTAL “All Shall Fall” t-shirt and can be ordered here.

The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh will be released in Europe on August 6th and in North America on September 14th.  The track listing for both the DVD and the live CD is as follows:

01. Intro

02. The Sun No Longer Rises (from Pure Holocaust)

03. Withstand The Fall Of Time (from At The Heart Of Winter)

04. Sons Of Northern Darkness (from Sons Of Northern Darkness)

05. Tyrants (from Sons Of Northern Darkness)

06. One By One (from Sons Of Northern Darkness)

07. Wrath From Above (from Damned In Black)

08. Unholy Forces Of Evil (from Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism)

09. Unsilent Storms In The North Abyss (from Pure Holocaust)

10. At The Heart Of Winter (from At The Heart Of Winter)

11. Battles In The North (from Battles In The North)

12. Blashyrk (Mighty Ravendark) (from Battles In The North)

View the trailer for The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh here.

Visit IMMORTAL online at www.IMMORTALOFFICIAL.com, www.myspace.com/IMMORTALOFFICIAL, and www.facebook.com/IMMORTALOFFICIAL.

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FIREWIND Unveil Days of Defiance Album Cover Art and Track Listing; Announce iTunes Exclusive Track

September 3rd, 2010
by EvilG
FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

The Greek melodic metal phenomenon FIREWIND, led by the young guitar sensation Gus G. has returned with the scathing new studio album effort Days of Defiance, which is easily their defining musical moment. The much anticipated disc is set for an October 25th release in Europe, as well as an October 26th release in North America. Days of Defiance is a truly ambitious and dynamic opus featuring some of the most brilliant guitar playing the genre has seen in many years.

The striking cover artwork was designed by the band’s longtime partner in all design matters, Gustavo Sazes / www.abstrata.net and can now be viewed at www.myspace.com/firewind.

A special iTunes edition for Days of Defiance will feature the exclusive new track, “Riding On The Wind.”

FIREWIND’s guitarist and songwriter Gus G., currently on tour with Ozzy Osbourne in Europe, checks in with the following comment about the album and its artwork: “I’m very excited and cannot wait for our fans to listen to our new album! We feel we’ve captured great performances and took our songwriting to the next level on this one. There’s tons of cool guitar on there and I believe Bob has finally managed to reach warp-speed with his keyboard solos! Even more seriously, I highly recommend that you listen to this album at a very loud volume.

“As for the artwork, it was once again done by our visual wizard and webmaster extraordinaire, Gustavo Sazes. This time we asked Gustavo to come up with a great landscape scenery, with a more traditional approach and even get the “pencil” style of artwork on there, but also combine it with more modern stuff. So, he gave us that…with a slight futuristic, sci-fi element and I think the end result is stunning!”

FIREWIND – Days of Defiance Track Listing

1. The Ark Of Lies
2. World On Fire
3. Chariot
4. Embrace The Sun
5. The Departure
6. Heading For The Dawn
7. Broken
8. Cold As Ice
9. Kill In The Name Of Love
10. SKG
11. Losing Faith
12. The Yearning
13. When All Is Said And Done
14. Riding On The Wind (iTunes Exclusive)

Click on the link below to view a new trailer featuring a short advance clip of the new “World On Fire” video, shot with acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus / www.revolver.se (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDV3-svl4lg.

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September 3rd, 2010
by EvilG
Evile 2010

Evile 2010

British thrashers EVILE have revealed that they are currently hard at work writing for a brand new studio album.

EVILE, who recently won a coveted Metal Hammer Golden Gods award, are writing the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2009 album, INFECTED NATIONS.  The band announce that they will once again be working with producer RUSS RUSSELL.

EVILE lead guitarist OL DRAKE comments:

“We’re well on our way into writing the material for Evile’s third album now.  We’ve been playing around with the odd part and riffs since ‘Infected Nations’ came out in 2009.  I have about ten song ideas which are being built on daily, but not going to stop there.  We’re not going to limit ourselves this time to a certain number of songs.  We’re just going to write until it’s time to give up and go into pre-production.  We’ve been sending tracks/recordings/ideas back and forth between ourselves, Russ Russell and our management (Wiseblood) and there’s an excellent vibe going.

“I don’t want this to be a typical ‘new album’ update using the same descriptions and words most bands use to big up an album, so I’ll just say the new stuff is really getting my blood boiling and my heart racing.  We’ve been through a lot over the past year, and it’s being naturally reflected in the music which is coming out.  I’ve never been as passionate as I am now about writing the best material we can.  With Joel in the mix, and him being a die-hard thrash fan since the ’80s, I’m looking forward to see how this will turn out.  Keep an eye on our website for more details, and come catch us on one of the 77 shows in September-December in North America!  (If you don’t see me I’ll be busy riffing for the benefit of your ears.)”
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TANK – cover artwork and tracklistening of “War Machine” revealed

September 3rd, 2010
by EvilG
Tank - War Machine

Tank - War Machine

As previously announced Metal Mind Productions will release “War Machine” – a brand new studio album of the legendary British band Tank.

Tank – featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar alongside ex-Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen frontman Doogie White, ex-Bruce Dickinson bassist Chris Dale and ex-Zodiac Mindwarp drummer Dave ‘Grav’ Cavill – are back in action and ready to establish themselves once more as one of Britain’s finest rock bands. The band’s seventh studio album will be released in October and as the band claims: “we think it’s going to be our best album so far”.

Front cover illustration of “War Machine” was done by Jens Reinhold / zenz-art.com

The production was handled by Pedro Ferreira (known from his previous work with The Darkness, Therapy?, Meatloaf) and the recording was done at Pedrock Studios, London, UK. Drums were recorded by Tony Newton at Steve Harris’ (Iron Maiden) Barnyard Studios. Due to the changed line-up, “War Machine” will combine all the influences and experience of individual band members. Cliff Evans: “We intend to make this a classic British rock/metal album that every fan should have in their collection”.

“War Machine” will be released in 4 different versions: as a jewel case CD, a limited edition digipak CD including 2 bonus tracks and LP with one bonus track. Japanese edition of the album will include two exclusive bonus tracks which won’t be available elsewhere.

The tracklist of the standard CD edition looks as follows:

1. Judgement Day

2. Feast Of The Devil

3. Phoenix Rising

4. War Machine

5. Great Expectations

6. After All

7. The Last Laugh

8. World Without Pity

9. My Insanity

Metal Mind Productions set up the release date for 25th October in Europe and 7th December in USA (via MVD).

Tank online: http://tankofficial.com

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Vindex – “Ultima Thule” released digitally with 2 bonus tracks

September 3rd, 2010
by EvilG
Vindex - Ultima Thule

Vindex - Ultima Thule

The highly-acclaimed 3rd Vindex album Ultima Thule (2010) was released digitally via Deep Within Music.

Reviews of Ultima Thule (http://www.vindex.sk/?content=news&subContent1=press):

www.powermetal.de : 9/10
www.metal.de 8/10 :
www.lordsofmetal.nl : 79/100

This release contains 2 previously unreleased tracks:
– My Time Is Gonna Come
– Polar Ride

Samples can be found on the band’s website: www.vindex.sk

Album cover: http://www.vindex.sk/content/shop/pictures/large/20100301-Vindex-Ultima_Thule.jpg
Band photo: http://www.vindex.sk/content/band/070520_band_500.jpg

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Hollow – Two progressive power metal classics to be re-released

September 3rd, 2010
by EvilG

Hollow is easily one of the most underrated bands in the history of progressive power metal. Their two stunning albums – “Modern Cathedral” and “Architect of the Mind” – never received the attention they deserved, despite stellar reviews in the music press. Metal Mind Productions presents the exclusive double reissue which brings back true classics from the past, filled with music that brings “power” back to “power metal”…

The history of the band began in the early 1990’s in the university town of Umeå, Sweden. There guitarist/vocalist Andreas Stoltz teamed up with Marcus Bigren (guitar), Thomas Nilsson (bass) and Urban Vikstrom (drums) to form a unique power metal group, which they called Vaalkyrian. The name was eventually changed to Hollow and in 1995 the band released a demo called ‘Speak To Me”, which contained six tracks. This was followed in 1997 by a self-titled EP with 4 tracks, which caught the attention of MM Records – a small, independent label. This way, by the end of the year Hollow managed to release their debut LP – “Modern Cathedral”. In 1998 the album got re-issued with a new cover by Nuclear Blast.

“Modern Cathedral” was an amazing collection of progressive power metal tracks strongly influenced by such acts as Queensryche, Crimson Glory or Elegy. With their debut release Hollow have proven that the genre holds no secrets for them. Crafty compositions (like the doom-infected “In Your Arms” or the brilliant power ballad “Lies”), phenomenal guitarwork and Andreas Stoltz’s impressive vocals all made up for a truly extraordinary LP. Hollow returned in 1999 with their sophomore offering – “Architect of the Mind”. This time the music was even heavier and more powerful than on “Modern Cathedral”. With such brilliant tracks as “Rain”, “Father” or the ultra-fast “Shadow God” the group once again showcased their incredible skills. Even Stoltz’s singing got better – his vocals in mid and high register were equally mind-blowing. The album received a very warm reception in the music press and Hollow were considered a breath of fresh air on the power metal scene. Unfortunately, due to several circumstances the band ceased to exist not long after the release of “Architect of the Mind”… As of 1999, Hollow remains a solo project governed solely by Andreas Stoltz. He occasionally posts new tracks on his MySpace page, the latest being called “Descending” – a song written in memory of Crimson Glory’s late vocalist Midnight who departed in July, 2009.

This exclusive double re-release of “Modern Cathedral” and “Architect of the Mind” holds two extraordinary musical gems that after all these years shine with the same overwhelming intensity. Both albums are absolutely essential for fans of progressive power metal, delivering all the best this genre has to offer. The new digipak edition is limited to 2000 copies. Remastered using tube technology, digitally edited on a golden disc. Metal Mind Productions set the release date for 11th October in Europe and 7th December in USA (via MVD).

Hollow - “Architect Of The Mind / Modern Cathedral” (remastered)

Hollow - “Architect Of The Mind / Modern Cathedral” (remastered)

Hollow “Architect Of The Mind / Modern Cathedral” (remastered)
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MASS CD 1396 DGD
Barcode: 5907785036338
Format: 2CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numbered copies)
Genre: Progressive power metal
Release date: 11.10.2010 Europe / 07.12.2010 USA


CD 1 – “Architect of the Mind”

1. Transcending Sorrow
2. Cogito
3. Rain
4. Shadow God
5. Secluded Dreams
6. Walls of Confusion
7. Binary Creed
8. Deified
9. Alone In Darkness
10. Shutdown
11. Father  

CD 2 – “Modern Cathedral”

1. Trademark
2. Can You Hear Me?
3. Speak To Me
4. Bagatell
5. Crusaders
6. Lies
7. Wounds
8. In Your Arms
9. Whispers
10. Hold Your Banners High
11. What I Can Be
12. Waiting

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September 3rd, 2010
by EvilG


In a recent interview with David E. Gehlke of Blistering.com, BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist and lyricist Hansi Kürsch answers editor David E. Gehlke’s questions about the new Billboard-charting album At The Edge Of Time, the songwriting process with guitarist André Olbrich (“We don’t have to talk a lot anymore”), if BLIND GUARDIAN would ever play their seminal fifth studio album Imaginations From The Other Side live in its entirety, and what makes “The Bard’s Song” such a special song.

With At The Edge Of Time, BLIND GUARDIAN secured the #1 position on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, #19 on the Independent Current Albums chart, #29 on the Top Internet Albums chart, and #108 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.  In Canada, At The Edge Of Time debuted at #18 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart and #108 on the Top 200 chart according to Nielsen Canadian Soundscan.

At The Edge Of Time was released in North America on August 24th and features album artwork created by Colombian artist Felipe Machado Franco (Iced Earth, At Vance, Axel Rudi Pell).

View the video for the single “A Voice In The Dark” – directed by Ivan Colic and produced by Stanimir “Staca” Lukic – here.

Download the free BLIND GUARDIAN iPhone / iTouch app from this link.

View the e-card for At The Edge Of Time here.

Visit BLIND GUARDIAN online at www.BLIND-GUARDIAN.com, www.facebook.com/blindguardian, www.myspace.com/BLINDGUARDIAN, and www.twitter.com/blind_guardian.

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September 3rd, 2010
by EvilG

TEXTURES 7-string guitarist Bart Hennephof has launched an “Inside The Songs” online video series explaining “some of the coolest riffs used in the songs by TEXTURES.  I talk about how they are created and what processes we have gone through to come up with rhythms and patterns that challenge us while still keeping it as musical as possible.  I think it’s a nice way to get some insight into our songs, and for guitarists, it’s cool to see how some riffs are played.”

First in the series, which was recorded at Final Focus Studio in Tilburg, offers an inside look into playing the song “Stream Of Consciousness” from the band’s second album Drawing Circles from 2006.  View the video here.

For guitar tabs and information on Skype lessons from Bart, e-mail him at: bart@texturesband.com.

The band’s follow-up to 2008’s Silhouettes is due out in 2011.

Visit TEXTURES online at www.texturesband.com, www.myspace.com/textures, and www.youtube.com/texturestv.

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September 3rd, 2010
by EvilG


In a recent interview with Jay Nanda of the San Antonio Examiner, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffman checks in about the writing process for the new album Blood Of The Nations, the band’s long-time not-so-secret-anymore lyricist, and the “friendly rivalry” with their fellow countrymen the Scorpions.

Read the entire interview here.

Blood Of The Nations was recorded at Backstage Studio in England with famed producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Opeth, Arch Enemy) and will be released in North America on September 14th.  Exclusive pre-sale bundles can be purchased at the Nuclear Blast Web Store.

ACCEPT will be co-headlining their upcoming tour with King’s X, kicking-off with an appearance at the eleventh annual ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, Georgia.  Confirmed tour dates are:

09/09/2010  ProgPower USA Kick-Off – Atlanta, GA Center Stage (**No King’s X**)

09/23/2010  The Chance  – Poughkeepsie, NY

09/24/2010  Ram’s Head Live  – Baltimore, MD

09/25/2010  The Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

09/26/2010  ***IN-STORE SIGNING AT VINTAGE VINYL*** – Fords, NJ

09/27/2010  B. B. King’s – New York, NY

09/29/2010  Showcase Live  – Foxboro, MA
10/01/2010  The Silo – Reading, PA
10/02/2010  The Emerald Theatre – Mt. Clemens, MI

10/08/2010  The Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
10/09/2010  The Arcada Theatre – St. Charles, IL

10/12/2010  House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

10/13/2010  House Of Blues – Houston TX

Additional dates for October & November will be announced soon.

ACCEPT’s 2010 line-up includes Wolf Hoffmann on guitar, Peter Baltes on bass, Stefan Schwarzmann on drums, Herman Frank on guitar and Mark Tornillo on vocals.

View footage of Wolf Hoffman & Mark Tornillo on VH1’s “That Metal Show” here.  View the video for “Teutonic Terror” – directed and produced by Dave Blass for Grid 41here.  View the 2-minute behind-the-scenes video here.

Visit ACCEPT online at www.ACCEPTWORLDWIDE.com, www.myspace.com/accepttheband, www.facebook.com/accepttheband, and www.twitter.com/accepttheband.

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September 3rd, 2010
by EvilG
EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition

EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition

The House Of Zazz host Sam Hatch of WWUH was able to hang out on the EXODUS bus during the band’s stop at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on August 27, 2010.

Songwriter and shred guru Gary Holt spoke with Sam about vintage thrash metal, neo-thrash, the state of the music industry, his love for Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance, Rob Dukes’ relationship to Sol Rosenberg, vintage Hondo Strat copy guitars and his persistent night terrors.

Listen to the entire interview here.

EXODUS are currently on their headlining “March Of Brutality Tour” with Malevolent Creation, Holy Grail, and Bonded By Blood.  Remaining tour dates are:

09/03/10  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

09/04/10  The Social – Orlando, FL

09/05/10  Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

09/07/10  The Door – Dallas, TX

09/08/10  Emo’s – Austin, TX

09/10/10  The Rock – Tucson, AZ

09/11/10  The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA

09/12/10  The Avalon – Santa Clara, CA

09/13/10  New Oasis – Sparks, NV

Bloody-Disgusting.com is currently hosting an exclusive online contest to win an autographed EXODUS ESP Viper-200FM guitar.

EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition, hit #1 on the CMJ Loud Rock radio chart and debuted at #114 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #43 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart, #19 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, and #12 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart.

Visit EXODUS online at www.myspace.com/EXODUS, www.facebook.com/exodusattack, www.YouTube.com/exodus, and www.twitter.com/_exodus

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MELECHESH: Third Video Trailer Posted

September 3rd, 2010
by EvilG

Mesopotamian thrashing black metal pioneers MELECHESH have issued the third video in a series of album trailers for the bands highly anticipated new album The Epigenesis here:

The Epigenesis was recorded in the newly built first class Babajim Studios in Istanbul, Turkey. The album was mixed by Reuben de Lautour and mastered by Pieter Snapper. In an unprecedented move in metal, the band chose to record the album entirely in Istanbul in an attempt to capture the inspiring surroundings. Babajim Studios is run by some of the most elite sound engineers in Turkey. The artwork to their long awaited 5th album was handled by renowned UK based occult artist John Coulthart, whom the band has previously collaborated with before.The record will be released on October 1st in Europe and on October 26th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

For more info visit: www.melechesh.com | www.myspace.com/melechesh | www.nuclearblast.de/melechesh

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Post New Track Online; New Pre-Order Packages Now Available

September 3rd, 2010
by EvilG


Sweden’s SPIRITUAL BEGGARS finally return to the spotlight with their first new studio album in five years, Return To Zero. Once again, the Beggars effortlessly manage to confirm they are a band that continues to defy musical boundaries and that delivers Classic Heavy Rock at its very best! The much anticipated disc is set for an Oct 12th North American release via InsideOut Music (and is out now in the UK/Europe)
Head over now to the band’s new MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/spiritualbeggars) to stream the new track “The Chaos Of Rebirth.”

A specially priced pre-order bundle package is now available exclusively at CMDistro.com, so click on the link below now to purchase.
New singer Apollo Papathanasio states: “I was completely inspired by doing the recordings for the new SPIRITUAL BEGGARS album. Working with Richard Bengtsson (co-producer/mixer) and Michael Amott while recording was fun and super creative! We were all on the same page and we had a good flow in the studio and I’m more than pleased with the end result! There were no arguments, we worked effectively – and we laughed a lot.  Michael and I share the same kind of humor and that was awesome. I always liked SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, but as I’m listening to the catalogue more carefully, I understand more what fantastic songs and arrangements they have on their past albums. I’m proud to be a part of this band and the new album. The biggest difference between SPIRITUAL BEGGARS and other bands that I’ve played with is that this band gives me the opportunity to use a more bluesy vocal approach. ‘Return To Zero’ has that instant feeling of the 70’s that I love, lots of groove and the cool improvised stuff that we did in the studio. To me, it’s perfect. Looking forward to come out and play live with the guys!”

Spiritual Beggars is Michael Amott (Guitars | ARCH ENEMY, CARCASS, Ludwig Witt (Drums | FIREBIRD), Per Wiberg (Keys | OPETH), Sharlee D’Angelo (Bass | ARCH ENEMY, WITCHERY) and Apollo Papathanasio (Vocals | FIREWIND)

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