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Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters ARSIS, are pleased to officially announce Brandon Ellis as their new guitarist. Brandon has toured with the band in the past but will finally make his recording debut with ARSIS’ upcoming full-length release. Brandon replaces guitarist Nick Cordle who was recently tapped to replace Christopher Amott in Swedish supergroup, ARCH ENEMY.
“I am super happy to say that Brandon Ellis has recently become the new lead guitarist for ARSIS,” commented vocalist/guitarist Jim Malone. “Not only is he one of the best musicians that I have been able to work with, but he shares my passion for all things that are 80′s metal, including ridiculously tacky paint jobs on guitars. I am beyond excited about writing new material with Brandon. Until then, listen for his shredilicious leads on the upcoming ARSIS full length. Come check him out live with ARSISthis December!”
“Initially when Nick joined ARCH ENEMY, we all thought we could make it work with him having the time for both bands,” continued bassist Noah Martin. “Things unfortunately overlapped and we weren’t able to work on the new album with him. We appreciate everything he’s done for ARSIS. We’ll miss our friend greatly and do wish him all the best. Both Nick and Ryan Knight (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER), contributed ridiculous leads for the album.
Brandon‘s solos on this full-length are both crushing and particularly creative. His presence, along with Shawn‘s (Priest – drums), were integral to the tone of this album. We’re in the post-production stage, now that the masters were just finished. In the meantime, come have beers with us on the SONATA ARCTICA run!”
Check out a quick example of Brandon’s playing here.
SONATA ARCTICA, ARSIS
12/06/12 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
12/07/12 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
12/08/12 The Note – West Chester, PA
12/09/12 Empire – West Springfield, VA
12/11/12 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
12/12/12 The Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
12/13/12 Peabody´s – Cleveland, OH
12/14/12 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
12/15/12 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
12/17/12 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
12/18/12 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM (ARSIS only)
12/19/12 Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ (ARSIS only)
12/20/12 Whisky A Go Go – Hollywood, CA
12/21/12 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV (ARSIS only)
12/23/12 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK (ARSIS only)
ARSIS recently wrapped of the recording sessions for their fifth full-length release. The album was tracked at Audiohammer Studios in FL with producer Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER). The follow up to their 2010 release Starve For The Devil is tentatively scheduled for a first quarter of 2013 release via Nuclear Blast. The album will also debut new drummer/longtime session member, Shawn Priest.
Check out pre-production for the track “Choking On Sand” at GuitarWorld.com http://www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-arsis-premiere-pre-production-demo-new-song-choking-sand.
Starve For The Devil was released in North America on February 9th 2010 and debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
The video clip for the ARSIS song “Forced To Rock” can be viewed on YouTube.
James Malone – Guitars/Vocals
Noah Martin – Bass
Shawn Priest – Drums
Brandon Ellis – Guitar
For more info visit: www.facebook.com/ARSIS | www.nuclearblastusa.com
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AWARD-WINNING BANGER FILMS’ CALL TO ARMS TO THE METAL COMMUNITY
Global Grassroots Initiative Aims To Unite Metal Fans and Musicphiles to Help Make
Metal Evolution: Extreme Metal “The Lost Episode”
Due to an overwhelming demand from metal fans worldwide, Grammy-nominated and Juno award-winning Banger Films is setting out to raise funds to make what has become known as “The Lost Episode” a reality. Metal Evolution: Extreme Metal “The Lost Episode” covers co-director Sam Dunn’s favourite genres: Death Metal, Black Metal and Grindcore, and he is reaching out to metal fans to help make it happen.
“Hundreds of fans have emailed us demanding, pleading, that we do this episode,” says Banger Films co-founder Sam Dunn. “So in response we’re launching an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funding within the Metal community to finance the episode. The goal is to raise $175,000 in 90 days!” The campaign kicked off Friday, September 14th. Details of the campaign, including cool donor gifts at various contribution levels can be found here:
What you get for your donations:
Pre-Order of The Lost Episode – Pre-order your digital download copy of The Lost Episode of Metal Evolution to be delivered by password protected link directly to your inbox when it’s finished.
The Unholy Scripture – The complete transcripts of the entire Metal Evolution series (over 300 pages) – right from our deliverables package required by broadcasters – get a word for word look at the series. It also comes with the credits including cast, crew, music and archival footage. Sam will even share a note describing his highlights from the making of each episode.
Scutifer Ov Sonneillon – Digital download link, The Unholy Scripture (series transcripts) and a Special Thanks on our website.
Neophyte Ov Verin – Digital download link and Special Thanks acknowledgement in the end credits.
Disciple Ov Verdelet – Personalized postcard from Sam+Scot, digital download link and Special Thanks acknowledgement in the end credits.
Heavy Metal Ancestral Lords – Available for the FIRST TIME EVER – the groundbreaking Heavy Metal Family Tree as a HUGE high gloss Limited Edition poster (46″x28″ full colour with silver ink) personally made out to YOU and signed by Scot and Sam. Limited to a run of 666, each poster will be hand-numbered by Sam. This is the kind of thing you’ll want to frame for your lair. Plus you’ll get a digital download link and acknowledgement in the end credits.
There are also a lot of other cool donor gifts, like for $50.000, which you can see at: http://www.indiegogo.com/ExtremeMetal/
Originally broadcast on VH1 Classic (USA) and Much More Music (Canada), Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn’s series Metal Evolution presented 11 episodes based on their “Heavy Metal Family Tree” originally shown in their groundbreaking documentary, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey. Host and metalhead-turned-anthropologist Sam Dunn crisscrossed the globe exploring the vast history of Heavy Metal across its 40+ year history, covering everything from the Pre-History of Metal and Shock Rock to Grunge and Thrash Metal. But one very important episode was left out: Extreme Metal. Perceived to be perhaps too niche or “extreme” to attract enough audience interest, the episode did not see the light of day, ironic considering it is Heavy Metal’s most vibrant and fastest growing genre.
“For many fans, including myself, extreme metal is massively important. It continues to push metal forward, both sonically and aesthetically,” says Sam. Alex Webster, co-founder/bass player of death metal legends Cannibal Corpse, agrees: “There’s really no way that you could tell the complete story of heavy metal without including a chapter that covers extreme metal. And given their knowledge, experience, and passion for the genre of heavy metal, I think that Banger Films are the most qualified people to do it!”
Contributors’ support will send Sam on a global journey from San Francisco and Tampa to the United Kingdom, Norway and Sweden to investigate the history, myths and intricacies of extreme metal. Sam will unravel the lineage between Extreme Metal’s divergent branches – Death Metal, Grindcore and Black Metal – and meet with the sub-genre’s most influential sonic architects, including members of Death, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Napalm Death, Entombed, Emperor, Dimmu Borgir, Opeth, Enslaved and many more. The result will be an unforgettable portrait of metal’s most iconoclastic sub-genre.
Pic by Derek Tokar
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Melodic Metallers FIREWIND are wrapping up the calendar year 2012 with 4 special club-shows in their native Greece, where the band in order to commence the celebration of the bands 10th Anniversary of existence. The shows will be each at two nights in the same venues of Athens and Thessaloniki and will feature two different sets. Here are the exact dates:
15.12.2012 Thessaloniki (Greece) – 8ball Club
16.12.2012 Thessaloniki (Greece) – 8ball Club
20.12.2012 Athens (Greece) – Kyttaro Live
21.12.2012 Athens (Greece) – Kyttaro Live
Currently, FIREWINDs mastermind guitar-wizzard and Ozzy Osbourne bandmember Gus G. is over in the UK for two special guitar clinic event starting today. Make sure to catch him here:
Thursday, November 8th, 2012 Birmingham / UK – Pmt Birmingham (7 PM)
Saturday, November 10th, 2012 Poole / UK – Absolute Music (7:30 PM)
Most recently, FIREWIND have also been confirmed to appear at 2013s Sweden Rock Festival, taking place in Sölvesborg, Sweden from June 5th 8th. Other bands appearing include Kiss, Rush, Status Quo, Saxon, Accept, Amon Amarth, Bullet, Leprous and many more. Check out more details here: www.swedenrock.com or here: www.facebook.com/swedenrockfestival
Here is a list of all next FIREWIND live-dates revealed so far:
15.12.2012 Thessaloniki (Greece) – 8ball Club
16.12.2012 Thessaloniki (Greece) – 8ball Club
20.12.2012 Athens (Greece) – Kyttaro Live
21.12.2012 Athens (Greece) – Kyttaro Live
25.04.2013 Melbourne/Richmond (Australia) The Corner Hotel
26.04.2013 Perth (Australia) Rosemount Hotel
27.04.2013 Sydney/Leichhardt (Australia) The Bald Faced Stag
28.04.2013 Brisbane (Australia) Beetle Bar
05.05.-12.05.2013 Full Metal Cruise (DE/UK/F/NL) / http://www.full-metal-cruise.com
05.06.-08.06.2014 Sölvesborg (Sweden) Sweden Rock Festival / http://www.swedenrock.com
08.08 2013 Derbyshire (UK) Bloodstock Open Air http://www.bloodstock.uk.com
A live-clip of the FIREWIND song Glorious off their current album Few Against Many recorded live (with fancams) in Londons O2 Academy during the bands last headlining tour can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=5_Jsf3crOWs
A recent interview with FIREWINDs Gus G. filmed in London for O2 Academy TV during the ongoing tour with Leaves Eyes can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7LjeoKFmWo
FIREWINDs current album, Few Against Many, was mixed by Jason Suecof & Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios (Trivium, All That Remains, Death Angel, etc.) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, Hatebreed, Symphony X, etc.). The iconic albums artwork was once again created by FIREWINDs longtime partner in all design matters, Gustavo Sazes / www.abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Angra, Dream Evil, etc.). While the albums standard version is available in the CD format as well as LP and also as Digital Download, Few Against Many is also released as limited edition Digipak CD with two bonus tracks. Few Against Many has recently climbed up the national sales charts in Greece to occupy the # 1 top spot for several weeks!
More FIREWIND online action:
Album track by track video with Gus G., Pt. 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBUayMOMkfE
Album track by track video with Gus G., Pt. 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qjajKR7tH8
Album EPK-clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l41HCQJdmE
Wall Of Sound official video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aihNvw4b8bE
Edge Of A Dream (Feat. Apocalyptica) official video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRlEiDQbbpY
Guitar play-through video for Few Against Many: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KniFgWoXDCQ
Stay tuned for more news on FIREWIND soon.
Century Media Records online:
Century Media webshop:
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Alunah are proud to announce that they have signed a deal with Napalm Records / Spinning Goblin Productions! The legendary Austrian label, home to Karma to Burn, The Sword, Candlemass, The Answer, Brant Bjork and Monster Magnet just to name a few, will be re-releasing their second album “White Hoarhound” on 12” vinyl mid January.
The limited edition 12” vinyl gatefold will be available in two colours – white and transparent green. The tracks have been remastered for vinyl by Tony Reed and will sound warmer and heavier than ever! The gatefold also features new artwork.
Sophie Day, singer and guitarist commented about the band’s new deal “Alunah are extremely happy to be joining the Napalm Records / Spinning Goblin Productions family with the upcoming vinyl release of our current album. We’re sitting amongst some amazing bands and the label really understand what we’re about, 2013 looks set to be a great year for us”. Sophie also said this about Alunah’s PR company “Platinum PR have done a great job in getting us coverage in the European press, we really hope that we can expand on that coverage with this release and subsequently, our tour“.
Alunah will be touring Europe in 2013 to support the vinyl release, as for remaining 2012 dates, they will be playing with Gentlemans Pistols on Friday November 16th in their home city of Birmingham, England and with Gods of Hellfire and Arkham Witch in Bradford on Saturday 10th November. They will also be working with Oath Communications to film and produce a new video to accompany the track “White Hoarhound” .
Visit Napalm Records: http://www.napalmrecords.com/
Visit Spinning Goblin Productions: https://www.facebook.com/spinninggoblin
Visit Platinum PR: http://platinum-pr.blogspot.co.uk/
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Reckless Love @ Barfly, London
11th October 2012
Reckless Love have enjoyed quite a bit of success on these shores recently, after performing to a packed tent at Download and very nearly stealing the show on their run supporting Black Veil Brides. No doubt helped by the meteoric rise of fellow glam-metal group Steel Panther, although they are a lot more serious and less of a gimmick, Reckless Love have easily appealed to the same audience and snowballed in popularity.
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Tags: Barfly, London, Reckless Love
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Norwegian progressive extreme metal band ENSLAVED will return to the U.S. and Canada in early 2013 for a headlining, 20-show “Winter Rite” tour joined by U.S. doom metallers Pallbearer and occult rockers Ancient VVisdom as openers. Kick-off is in Philadelphia on January 30th with the tour closing in New York City on February 22nd.
ENSLAVED rhythm guitarist/songwriter/lyricist Ivar Bjørnson checks in from Norway about the upcoming trek:
“North America has become like a second home-shore to us; the rising support we’ve been getting for the last albums and tours has been amazing! We’re more than ready to come over again and play our new album Riitiir live to show that the new material is extremely well-fitted for a live setting, and to reflect the enthusiasm and dedication we’ve been getting from the fans over there! See you on the road!”
Confirmed dates for ENSLAVED’s headlining “Winter Rite 2013” tour are:
01/30/13 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
01/31/13 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
02/01/13 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
02/02/13 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
02/03/13 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
02/04/13 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
02/06/13 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
02/08/13 The Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
02/09/13 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
02/10/13 Branx – Portland, OR
02/11/13 The Highline – Seattle, WA
02/12/13 Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
02/14/13 The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
02/15/13 Dickens Pub – Calgary, AB – CANADA
02/16/13 The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA
02/17/13 Osborne Village Inn – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
02/19/13 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
02/20/13 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA
02/21/13 The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
02/22/13 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
RIITIIR, ENSLAVED’s twelfth studio album, debuted at #8 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in October with the band’s highest first-week sales in their career in the United States. The album is already a contender for many “Best of” year-end lists around the world for 2012. Pick up a copy at the Nuclear Blast Webshop, iTunes, or Amazon and see why that is.
ENSLAVED will be headlining Scion A/V’s Roadburn Records showcase on Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at The Roxy in West Hollywood. Also performing are White Hills, Scott Kelly, Earthless, and Astra. RSVP to the All Ages event here: www.scionav.com/METALSHOW
Do a little visual meditation with the “Thoughts Like Hammers” video on YouTube.
ENSLAVED will be on the Barge To Hell cruise; will you?
Thoughts are liquid and hammers are stone at:
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Holland’s leading death metal monarchs SINISTER come raging forth from the depths bearing another brutal dose of their overpowering intensity in the form of their massive eleventh studio full-length, The Carnage Ending, via Massacre Records this November 27th in North America.
Since 1988, the pulverizing SINISTER has inundated the international death metal scene with a plethora of full-length albums, EPs, notable demos and splits amidst continuous festival performances and international touring with everyone from Suffocation to Cannibal Corpse to Deicide to Rotting Christ. Their 1992 debut full-length Cross The Styx remains a landmark album for the Dutch death scene, and notable albums like 1995’s Hate, 1998’s Aggressive Measures and 2006’s Afterburner have continually kept the band’s name in a well-respected spot over countless inferior acts.
Despite numerous member changes and revamping of the lineup over the years, the band called it quits for several years in the mid-‘90s only to be resurrected by original vocalist Aad Kloosterwaard reformed the band in 2006. The band released Afterburner, their final album for Nuclear Blast, and signed with Massacre Records as their new label home. In 2011 Adrie was left alone and formed a brand new SINISTER lineup, and recruited his allies in project band Absurd Universe, the new members having already proven their skills through acts like Supreme Pain, Consolation, Unlord, Putrefied, Lunatics without Skateboards and many more.
The new lineup went back to the band’s roots and came up with ten brand new but old-school, modern-sounding pieces for their latest effort. The newest bloodbath in SINISTER’s venerable twenty-three year history, and third album for Massacre Records, The Carnage Ending destroys anything in earshot with a potent and massive sixty-six minute dosage of the band’s respected and straightforward style, crushingly captured at Soundlodge Studio with Jörg Uken (God Dethroned, Dew-Scented, Defloration, etc.).
Get stampeded by the unwavering “Transylvania (City Of The Damned),” the third track from The Carnage Ending, and more SINISTER action AT THIS LOCATION.
Review copies of The Carnage Ending and interviews with SINISTER are available now to North and South American journalists via Earsplit PR.
The Carnage Ending Track Listing:
1. Gates Of Bloodshed (Intro)
2. Unheavenly Domain
3. Transylvania (City Of The Damned)
4. My Casual Enemy
5. Crown Of Thorns
6. The Carnage Ending
7. Oath Of Rebirth
8. Regarding The Imagery
9. Blood Ecstasy
10. Defamatory Content
11. The Final Destroyer
Adrie “Aad” Kloosterwaard – vocals
Dennis Hartog – guitars
Bas Brussaard – guitars
Mathijs Brussaard – bass
Toep Duin – drums
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To celebrate Black (Metal) Friday, Century Media Records will re-issue two classic titles: BORKNAGAR’s The Olden Domain and MAYHEM’s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas! Limited to 1,000 copies each, these titles will be available only at your local independent music store starting on Friday, November 23rd. To find a participating store near you, please check out www.recordstoreday.com.
The Olden Domain is BORKNAGAR’s second studio album, and their first to feature English lyrics. It also marks the beginning of the band’s transition to their trademark progressive/folk/black metal sound featured on later records. This would be the band’s last studio album to feature Garm (credited on this album as “Fiery G. Maelstrom”) on vocals. It is also their first album to feature Kai K. Lie on bass, replacing Infernus.
Songwriting for De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas began as early as 1987, but due to the suicide of vocalist Per “Dead” Ohlin and murder of guitarist Øystein “Euronymous” Aarseth, the album’s release was delayed until May of 1994. De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is widely considered to be one of the most influential black metal albums of all time. Now available as a deluxe double LP in gatefold packaging with bonus poster, the darkness continues to bleed forth.
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Swiss new wave of folk metal pioneers ELUVEITIE recently checked in from their current UK tour to give this exciting update:
“We cannot wait to be back in North America in support of our two latest releases, for the first time headlining with material from our recent concept album! To celebrate this occasion, we have decided to treat our North American fans to a very special show. One that we in fact have only performed once before. Besides a selection of our all-time hits, we will be playing the full album Helvetios from beginning to end, live on stage, every night!”
Tickets are going fast so make sure you get yours in time! Purchase links can be found in the touring section on www.eluveitie.ch. Also included on the bill are Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN (who just celebrated worldwide charts success with their long-awaited release Time I) and the German Folk Metal heroes from VARG.
ELUVEITIE, WINTERSUN, VARG
11/28/12 910 Live – Tempe, AZ
11/29/12 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
11/30/12 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
12/01/12 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
12/02/12 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
12/03/12 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
12/05/12 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
12/06/12 Republik – Calgary, AB – CANADA
12/07/12 Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK – CANADA
12/08/12 West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
12/09/12 Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN
12/11/12 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
12/12/12 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
12/13/12 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
12/14/12 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON – CANADA
12/15/12 Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
12/16/12 Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
12/18/12 Water Street Music Hall (at The Club) – Rochester, NY
12/19/12 Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
12/20/12 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
12/21/12 Royale Boston – Boston, MA
ELUVEITIE released The Early Years, a collection of re-rerecorded and re-mastered early material, on September 25th.
ELUVEITIE scanned 4,242 copies of their latest album Helvetios in its first week of sales in the United States according to Nielson Soundscan. Helvetios came in at #143 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart and #3 on the Heatseekers chart, making it their highest charting record yet! ELUVEITIE also cracked the Canadian Top 200 coming in at #73! Helvetios was released on February 28 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
ELUVEITIE “Omnos” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msRy4vcSX4k
ELUVEITIE “Inis Mona” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iijKLHCQw5o
For more info on ELUVEITIE visit: www.eluveitie.ch | www.facebook.com/eluveitie | www.nuclearblast.de/eluveitie
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SUICIDE SILENCE have set up an official Mitch Lucker memorial fund in support of the family of the band’s late singer. Lucker passed away last Thursday, November 1 after a motorcycle accident Halloween night.
The total amount of the collected money will go straight to the educational fund of Lucker‘s five-year-old daughter, Kenadee.
Those who donate $20 or more will receive a commemorative t-shirt. If you donate $20 or more, please be sure to include a name, shipping address and shirt size (S-4XL) in the comment box at time of donation. If you donate $5 or more, please be sure to include your full name as we will add your name to a tribute page coming soon on www.SuicideSilence.net.
The band closes: “We thank you for your continued love & support through this devastating time.“
Surf to www.suicidesilence.net/donate to place your donation. The site crashed immediately after being announced late last night due to unexpected amounts of traffic. If you experience similar problems, please head over to the band’s Facebook page.
For more info visit: www.suicidesilence.net | www.facebook.com/suicidesilence | www.nuclearblast.de/suicidesilence
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Shadow Kingdom Records has inked a deal with UK-based speed metal trio DECEPTOR for the release of the band’s forthcoming MCD, Chains of Delusion.
This six-song slab of progressive and aggressive thrash meets trad metal mastery comes on the heels of the band’s 2011 self-released EP, Soothsayer, which Terrorizer called “modern, thrash-tinged metal at its very best.”
The band has posted a video for the track Heatseeker at this location. The song is also streaming at shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com/album/chains-of-delusion.
Chains of Delusion will be out on January 21, 2013 through Shadow Kingdom Records.
Label owner Tim McGrogan had this to say about DECEPTOR:
Where on earth are the good quality Thrash Metal bands of today hiding? We can’t find them because there literally aren’t any bands out there worth mentioning because it has all been done before until we found DECEPTOR! Deceptor resides in the U.K. where Thrash Metal barely existed even back in the heyday of the 1980′s. They’ve been quietly putting some quality Heavy / Thrash metal out themselves and passing them around like it’s still the 80′s. If they did exist in the 80′s they would have been underground legends back then because we simply cannot find bands that can do things the way Deceptor does on so many different levels. This band doesn’t even for a second write anything that doesn’t have you on the edge of your seat wanting more! That’s going to be the biggest complaint about this EP, is that the fans will want more. We’re not sure how they were able to put such a highly technical effort together, yet make it flow so effortlessly and catchy. We’re scratching our heads over here wondering how in the world they pulled off such intricate, catchy song writing. They’ve taken the absolute best parts of Speed, Thrash, and Heavy metal from circa ’80-’85 and put it all together in their own format. To describe what they sound like would almost be an insult to how good they are, but we can tell you to look at Paul Di’Anno era Maiden, “Rust in Piece” era Megadeth, and “Seven Churches” era Possessed and then try to wrap your head twice around that!
1. Transmission I
2. To Know Infinity
4. Transmission II
5. Sentient Shackles
6. Walking Dust
Paul Fulda – Bass and Vocals
Sam Mackertich – Guitar and Vocals
James Ashbey – Drums
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We are pleased to announce the firstly confirmed acts for SWR barroselas metalfest XVI set to take place from 24th to 27th April 2013 in the small village of Barroselas.
Starting with the tempestuous black/death worshipers Belphegor and going on to the heavy metal veterans Manilla Road, in between of the mysterious Agalloch, the dark horde Negura Bunget or the fast and mortal SCD, there are certainly several points of interest for you to come pay us a visit.
These are just the first damned bands to be announced! Wait, bleed and be prepared for much more…
X-mas promotions and tickets are already available for direct order at www.swr-inc.net wherein you can also book your hostel or reserve your bus trip to Barroselas at the lowest fares.
SWR barroselas metalfest XVI special packs include the 3 days ticket for the festival, the official cup, 3 drink tokens, the 15 years double DVD plus comic book and much more…
This is a limited edition offer! As it always happens year after year, it will surely sold out in the very next weeks!
So what are you waiting for?
Order your tickets now and make the most of SWR barroselas metalfest XVI x-mas campaign!
Feel free to also find out more about SWR barroselas metalfest by watching some video reports on the latest edition of the Iberian foremost extreme music festival [ #0 / #1 / #2 / #3 / #4 / #5 ].
BELPHEGOR | Austria | www.belphegor.at
AGALLOCH | USA | www.agalloch.org
MANILLA ROAD | USA | www.manillaroad.net
NEGURA BUNGET | Romania | www.negurabunget.com
SCD | France | www.facebook.com/scdmusic
MISS LAVA | Portugal | www.facebook.com/misslavaofficial
NATRON | Italy | www.facebook.com/natronband
AKPHAEZYA | France | www.akphaezya.com
VULVECTOMY | Italy | www.facebook.com/vulvectomyslam
BENEATH | Iceland | www.beneath.is
LUCTUS | Lithuania | www.facebook.com/luctuslt
ZOMBIEFICATION | Mexico | www.facebook.com/zombiefication666
AND MUCH MORE…
location:SWR barroselas metalfest | Barroselas | Av. São Paulo da Cruz | GPS 41.643836; -8.686147
web: www.swr-fest.com | www.swr-inc.net
facebook: www.facebook.com/SWR.barroselas.metalfest / www.facebook.com/SWR.inc.pt
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Click here for larger image (Poster by Brooke McKaig)
Lizzy Borden will be celebrating thirty years of American Metal. 1983-2013
Lizzy Bordens 30 years of American metal tour is a brand new show, created from the ground up just for this monumental 30 year anniversary. The new show will encompass songs from each and every Lizzy Borden record to date, including classic songs like “Me against the World“, “American Metal“, “Master of Disguise” Plus songs the band has never performed live.
2012 Promo video
Lizzy Borden Official live show
Tomorrow Never Comes
Under Your Skin
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Music and Arts USA, a not for profit whose mission is to bring music programs into our public schools free of charge, is holding their first fundraiser in NYC on Dec 20th, at 78 Below 380 Columbus Ave. For this event, they are partnering with the American Red Cross and donating a portion of the proceeds to help with the cost of Hurricane Sandy.
Rex Brown (Pantera, Down, Kill Devil Hill) Bobby Rondinelli (Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Quiet Riot) Alex Skolnick (Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio) Steve Augeri (Journey, Tyketto) and a growing roster of musicians and sponsors, who in conjunction with Music and Arts USA and School of Hard Knocks (David Gross, Jamey Staub, Zak Gross) will be performing for one night to raise funds and awareness for music programs in public schools because of budget cuts. These musicians are flying in for this special night to perform.
Riley Goldstein, a talented young singer/songwriter and “I Space Walk Sometimes”, a incredible young band will be performing early in the evening.
Ronin Guitars will be donating a custom made electric guitar that will be signed by all of the performers and then be put up for auction. http://www.roninguitars.com/
Freddie Matera, a custom leather smith and artist will be design a guitar strap to be auctioned off as well.http://freddiematara.com/
In addition a Ken Bebensee custom six string fretless bass will also be up for bid. Gifts and prizes will be given out during the night
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Norwegian Death metal band No Dawn has signed a deal with Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group. During February No Dawn will travel to Parma in Italy to record their debut album. Wormholedeath will unleash the album world-wide through Aural Music Group. The release will take place in early 2013.
The whole band together stated :
“We are very happy to share the news of being signed with WormHoleDeath! This being our first record deal ever, we are totally confident with the aggreement and the people involved. In short, No Dawn will push the envelope further together with WormHoleDeath!”
A&R “Worm” stated:
“It is just great to be working with the Norwegian bands since they are all so professional, passionate and experienced. No Dawn is one of these! I met these guys in Rome few months ago and I really loved their attitude and I understood how they were working hard on their project, so I decided to sign them. They already toured with big names like Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under and Master, as these bands wanted No dawn to support them. The songs are just fantastic… We have all the elements to make a great album here. Please support this band, you will hear a lot from them!”
No Dawn hails from Steinkjer, in the middle parts of Norway. Formed back in 2002, as a thrash metal project. The band sounds quite different today opposed to the beginning, going from extreme thrash to being a more brutal and technical death metal act. The band has more and more frequently entered the stage and toured with bands like Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under and Master.
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