IN FLAMES – Get their classic albums

October 20th, 2014
by EvilG

 IN FLAMES - Get their classic albums

Century Media Records has licensed the classic back catalogue of the legendary IN FLAMES. All albums come in a luxurious Special Edition Digipak for a special price, all but “Lunar Strain” and “Subterranean” are available on 180gr black vinyl and you can also complete your digital collection.

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CANNIBAL CORPSE addresses Russian tour issues

October 20th, 2014
by EvilG


CANNIBAL CORPSE recently completed their tour of Russia, a place they have played previously played many times with no issues. Unfortunately, as many Russian fans are already aware, this tour did not go as planned. CANNIBAL CORPSE has released a statement, which can be read below.

A message to our Russian fans:
As you all are certainly aware by now, our concerts in Ufa, Moscow, and St. Petersburg were cancelled. We were present in these cities and ready to perform each of these shows but were not permitted to. In Ufa the power was turned off shortly before the show (we were told because the venue was late on rent), and in Moscow and St. Petersburg we were told that we did not have the correct visas and that if we attempted to perform the concert would be stopped by police and we would be detained and deported (prior to the tour we had been told that we did have the correct visas and that all of our paperwork was in order).

Our show in Nizhny Novgorod also had problems. In that city we performed half of our set before being stopped by police. We were told the police needed to search the venue for drugs and that the show had to be terminated.

These are the reasons for the cancellations as far as we have been told.

On the brighter side, we had a fantastic time performing in Krasnodar, Samara, Chelyabinsk, and Yekaterinburg. We were able to play our full set in all four of those cities.

We came to Russia excited and prepared to play all of the scheduled concerts, and we apologize that we were not able to do so. It was beyond our control. We are extremely disappointed. We have played in Russia many times and we love our Russian fans. Hopefully someday the situation for us in Russia will be different and we will be able to return.

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AMON AMARTH announces European tour for early 2015

October 20th, 2014
by EvilG

Swedish heavy metal icons AMON AMARTH will be returning to Europe in January/February for a month long tour in regional UK, regional France and Spain/Portugal.

Comments the band: “UK, Portugal, Spain and France&#8230get ready this January for a Viking invasion! We’ll be making an extensive UK expedition where we’ll be pillaging smaller clubs in virtually every nook and cranny of the country. We’re also making a more in depth raid of France, Spain and Portugal. Finally! As support on this mission we’re bringing our friends in Huntress and up-and-comers Savage Messiah. Don’t miss this awesome night of metal and we will take no prisoners!

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At The Gates: Debut promotional video clip for “Death And The Labyrinth”!

October 20th, 2014
by EvilG

The release date for “At War With Reality”, the much anticipated new studio album by Swedish melodic Death Metal pioneers AT THE GATES, is drawing closer. Here are the exact release dates by territory:

GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / FINLAND: Friday, October 24, 2014.
NORTH AMERICA / UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, October 27, 2014.
ITALY / SPAIN / POLAND: Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
SWEDEN: Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, October 31, 2014.

The time is come now to reveal the album’s first promotional video clip for the song “Death And The Labyrinth”. Directed by Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil, etc.), the vibrant clip can be seen here:

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MASSACRE – Classic release coming on limited edition Full Dynamic Range vinyl LP

October 20th, 2014
by EvilG

FROM BEYOND, the classic debut album from Tampa death metallers MASSACRE, is available now on limited edition Full Dynamic Range vinyl LP.

Originally released in 1991, FROM BEYOND delivered a perfect example of the Florida death metal sound, featuring legends of the scene including RICK ROZZ, TERRY BUTLER and BILL ANDREWS, who played in DEATH‘s LEPROSY and SPIRITUAL HEALINGline-ups.  The album also features artwork by the legendary ED REPKA (MEGADETH, DEATH, MUNICIPAL WASTE).

FROM BEYOND has been specially remastered from the original tapes in Full Dynamic Range (FDR) audio, allowing the music’s nuances to shine through and giving the whole album a more ferocious and dynamic sound than ever before.

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René Thomsen guitarist surrounded by world renowned musicians his new release “UnBroken”

October 20th, 2014
by EvilG

Thomsen- “Unbroken” will be released in the US on October 28th!

Following the success of his debut album “Let´s Get Ruthless” (2009), which featured a wide range of renowned metal musician guest, René Thomsen, guitarist, composer, and mastermind, continues this superb combination for his second release, Unbroken! Includes international known musician guests, from Udo DirkschneiderVinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell), Bobby Jarzombek (Halford, Fates Warning, Sebastian Bach, Riot), David Vincent (Morbid Angel), Mathias Don Dieth (U.D.O.), Andre Hilgers (Rage, Sinner) and Helge Engelke (Fair Warning, Dreamtide), who have lent not only their technical skills but also glamour to the material.

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EVIL DRIVE releases new song and video “The Land of the Dead”

October 19th, 2014
by Marko Syrjala

EVIL DRIVE TO PUBLISH NEW SONG AND VIDEO

A Finnish melodic metallers Evil Drive is taking a big step forward in its career by publishing the new song “The Land of the Dead”. The song has been recorded during the summer of 2014 under demanding eye of Juuso Elminen in Äänilaitos studio.The song offers a taste of how the upcoming full length Evil Drive album will sound like. A music video of “The Land of the Dead” is directed by a young talent Tino-Viljami Vanhala.

Viktoria Viren: “One and a half years of hard work has shaped Evil Drive a brilliant metal machine.”

Ville Wiren: “The band released the” Bullet “video a year ago, and has since toured diligently both at Finland and abroad. The feedback from the public and the media has been really positive. ” The Land Of The Dead ” determines the musical direction of the band which is a combination of catchy melodies and explosive playing. This is also the band’s first release with the new bass player Marko Syrjälä.”

LINK TO “THE LAND OF THE DEAD” VIDEO

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EVIL DRIVE 2014:

Viktoria Viren-Vocals
Juha Beck- Drums
Ville Wiren-Guitars
Niko Huusari-Guitars
Marko Syrjälä-Bass

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Eluveitie Calgary Oct 11, 2014

October 19th, 2014
by Monika Deviat

Eluveitie

with Tyr and Metsatoll

October 11, 2014

Review by Monika Deviat & JP Wood

Photos by Monika Deviat

 

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Eluveitie © Monika Deviat

 

Folk metal seems to be growing in popularity and in Calgary Alta., there is a strong following. The MacEwan Hall Ballroom was at approximately 80% of the 1000 person capacity for Eluveitie’s all ages gig on October 11, 2014. Joining the Swiss folk metal band on the tour were Estonia’s Mestatoll and Faroese heavy metal band Týr. Fans arrived to the university located venue early and the line-up spanned the building. After doors opened many rushed to the front of the stage, some to the beer gardens and others to the merch booths. The attendees ranged from kids only a few years old with their parents (and it looked there were a few unimpressed looking teenagers with their parents) to seasoned metal veterans. Overall the crowd was on the younger side and their youthful excitement made for a boisterous evening.

Metsatoll were the opening act and were given a generous forty-five minute set. Since their appearance at the Noctis Valkyries Metal festival in 2010, Mestatoll has gathered a sizeable following in Calgary. With three albums on a bigger label since their first appearance they also have a much higher profile.  Their music has a very authentic feel, especially being able to watch Lauri “Varulven” Õunapuu skillfully play many traditional instruments live. Quite a few of the songs played this evening were off the newest album, Karjajuht [Spinefarm Records, 2014] and the heavier material went over very well with the crowd.

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Metsatoll © Monika Deviat

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Týr was playing in Calgary for the second time this year and in the same venue they joined Children of Bodom and Death Angel at in February. This line up was a better fit for the band, but it seemed they had garnered some enthusiastic fans over their last visits. Týr focused heavily on the last two albums and brought more metal influence to the folk themed night. Vocalist Heri Joensen took the time to introduce and explain a few of the tunes, like “By the Sword In My Hand”, about “the unfortunate introduction of Christianity to the Faroe Islands”. This particular song had the audience screaming the lyrics along with the band. “Hold the Heathen Hammer High” may have been the heaviest and faster version we’ve seen them do. Bassist Gunnar Thomsen was smiling and engaging the crowd throughout the entire set and Amon Djurhuus was throwing horns from behind the drum kit. Terji Skibenæs was quite the showman shredding on the guitar and trading solos with Joensen. It’s possible Týr almost stole the show that night.

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Eluveitie hit the stage at 10:00 pm sharp. The stage was set up to allow as much room as possible to the eight member band and included some banners with risers for the musicians to stand on at the back of the stage. As always, people were having fun moshing and crowd surfing even though this may not have exactly fit the music. Overall the sound was good, but quite loud and frontman Chrigel Glanzmann’s vocals were a little overdriven at times. The instrumentation and mix of all the various instruments sounded great this evening. The song selection for the night had many picks from the newest album Origins [Nuclear Blast, 2014] and of course contained a good selection of older favorites.

Glanzmann included some storytelling, including a longer monologue of the backstory of Vianna the little girl who is the main character of the new album. Anna Murphy introduced “Call of the Mountains”, explaining the band had recorded in the song in many different languages, and polled the audience as to which language they wanted to hear the song sung in. Calgary gave a lack luster response to the suggestion of English, booed French and cheered very loudly for their choice of Swiss German. “Inis Mona” ended the night with more clapping, singing and dancing from the crowd.

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Candlefest 2014 @ Camden Underworld, London

October 19th, 2014
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Day 1: 4th October 2014

Review by Ben Spencer

Photography  by Jo Blackened

After commuting to North London for an early mid afternoon fix of metal in the form of Candlefest 2014, it emerged that Hybris were unable to open this year’s festival. As a result, the crowd was left eagerly awaiting for some live music in the from Black Metal outfit Ethereal…

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Audio Fidelity To Release Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “The Christmas Attic” On 2-LP Set!

October 18th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Christmas arrives early this year with the release of Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s  rock opera “The Christmas Attic” on 2-LP Set by Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity. Originally released in 1998, “The Christmas Attic” is the second installment of Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas Trilogy. The story begins On Christmas Eve,  when a young girl’s curiosity leads her to a night of mischief and magic when she decides to sneak up into the attic of her parents’ home while she should be asleep.  This album contains a mix of vocal and instrumental songs. The track “Christmas Canon,” one of the TSO’s most well-known songs, is a variation of Pachelbel’s famous Canon in D Major, with lyrics and new music added as well as Boughs of Holly and a soulful rendition of Music Box Blues.

“The Christmas Attic” is being made available on vinyl for the first time in a 2-LP set. The brilliantly remastered records are packaged in a seasonal gatefold jacket that includes a colorful 12-page booklet filled with the tale of The Christmas Attic as well as the lyrics to all the songs.

When founder and producer Paul O’Neill first conceived Trans-Siberian Orchestra, his goal was as straightforward as it was ambitious: “…create a progressive rock band that would push the boundaries further than any group before, following in the footsteps of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Pink Floyd, the Who…but take it way, way further.”

With more than 9 million albums sold TSO has inspired generations of fans to rediscover the multi-dimensional art form of the rock opera. They’ve become one of the world’s top acts and listed in Billboard magazine as one of the top touring artists of the past decade. Their $20 million-plus stage production has played to over 11 million people in 80+ cities across the globe. TSO will once again be touring during the 2014 and 2015 holiday season with “The Christmas Attic” show. Last year they welcomed-in the New Year in front of over one million German fans in a nationally televised show live from the Brandenberg Gate.

“… a little Pachelbel, a little Bach, and some rock and blues”

Disc One
SIDE ONE
1 The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve
2 Boughs Of Holly
3 The World That She Sees
4 The World That He Sees
5 Midnight Christmas Eve

SIDE TWO
1 The March Of The Kings/Hark The Herald Angel
2 The Three Kings And I (What Really Happened)
3 Christmas Canon
4 Joy/Angels We Have Heard On High

Disc Two
SIDE ONE
1 Find Our Way Home
2 Appalachian Snowfall
3 The Music Box
4 The Snow Came Down

SIDE TWO
1 Christmas In The Air
2 Dream Child (A Christmas Dream)
3 An Angel’s Share
4 Music Box Blues

Produced by Paul O’Neil
Co-Produced by Robert Kinkel
Mastered for this vinyl release by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

For more information: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/trans-siberian-orchestrathe-christmas-attic

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HUNTRESS To Support AMON AMARTH In Europe/UK Early 2015!

October 18th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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California’s HUNTRESS will be touring  North Amercia this fall with Arch Enemy and Kreator in support of their latest release, 2013’s Starbound Beast. The tour begins October 23rd in Baltimore, MD and runs through November 23rd in Cleveland, OH.

HUNTRESS will continue their rapid  pace, having just announced a full European tour with Amon Amarth as direct support! Vocalist Jill Janus on the upcoming tour :

“The Gods have spoken! HUNTRESS will spend a wintery month with the Vikings from Sweden; Amon Amarth! It’s a fantasy come true to tour with one of our favorite bands as direct support. Huntress will bring the fury to Europe and the UK once again! This is an exciting time for us, just launching into a North American tour with the mighty Arch Enemy and Kreator. Our attack has been relentless, we’re now recording our third album in Los Angeles with production duo Andrew Alekel (Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Queens of the Stone Age, Clutch) and Jim Rota (Sound City, Fireball Ministry, Kyng), slated for release in early 2015. Spread it, shred it, behead it! Hail Heavy Metal!”

HUNTRESS was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal bands Professor and Dark Black. They thrive on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS remains true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.

Starbound Beast – the latest critically acclaimed album by HUNTRESS -is available worldwide on Napalm Records.

Watch the band’s video “Zenith”, which was nominated by Revolver Magazine for their “Best Film and Video” Golden Gods Award: http://youtu.be/c1OltqVcr1Q

HUNTRESS on Tour in Europe/UK with AMON AMARTH:

15/01/15 FR – Lille – Le Splendid
16/01/15 UK – Brighton – Concorde 2
17/01/15 UK – Plymouth – The Hub
18/01/15 UK – Bristol – Thelka
19/01/15 UK – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
21/01/15 UK – Norwich – Waterfront
22/01/15 UK – Colchester – Arts Center
23/01/15 UK – Oxford – Academy2
24/01/15 UK – Stoke – Sugarmill
25/01/15 UK – Manchester – Academy2
27/01/15 UK – Glasgow – Classic Grand
28/01/15 UK – Leeds – Stylus
29/01/15 UK – Newcastle – Uni
30/01/15 UK – Lemmington – Assembly
31/01/15 UK – Southampton – 1865
02/02/15 FR – Rouen – Le Cargo
03/02/15 FR – Reims – Le Cartonnerie
04/02/15 FR – Nancy – L ́Autre Canal
05/02/15 FR – Nimes – La Paloma
06/02/15 ES – Bilbao – Santana 27
07/02/15 ES – Barcelona – Razzmatazz1
08/02/15 ES – Madrid – La Riviera
10/02/15 PT – Lisboa – Paradise Garage
11/02/15 PT – Porto – Hard Club
12/02/15 ES – Santiago – Captol
14/02/15 FR – Clermont-Ferrand – Le Cooperative De Mai
15/02/15 FR – Strasbourg – Laiterie

HUNTRESS on Tour with Arch Enemy & Kreator in North America:
10-19: Merriam, KS @ Aftershock (Huntress only)
10-21: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five (w/ Gwar & Decapitated)
10-22: Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose (Huntress only)
10-23: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
10-24: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
10-25: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10-26: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
10-27: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10-28: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theater
10-29: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
11-01: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
11-02: Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
11-03: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11-04: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11-06: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
11-07: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11-08: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11-10: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center
11-11: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11-12: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11-14: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
11-15: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11-16: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11-18: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
11-19: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11-20: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11-21: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
11-22: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
11-23: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11-26: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater (Huntress only)

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SODOM to Release New EP Sacred Warpath in January 2015 on SPV/Steamhammer

October 18th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Listen up, everybody! Mister Tom Angelripper has important things to say on the subject of the brand-new SODOM EP Sacred Warpath, on the state of the world and on life in general. He’s really vented his feelings: “Since we’ve been getting the impression that the world is falling apart at the seams, we’ve decided to make our voices head … while there’s still time. ‘Sacred Warpath’ was originally written for our upcoming album, but we feel it’s a good idea to release it now as an appetizer for future Sodom tracks. Because it’s going to get raw, brutal and will be a reflection of all the things that we’re afraid of and that give us nightmares. Pretty much like that hate-filled world we live in. And it’s probably more authentic than any of our releases so far.”

Tom Angelripper on the bonus material of SODOM’s new EP: “The record includes three representative titles which we recorded in Germany this year, and it’s guaranteed to become a rare collectors’ item. The cover will feature a re-paint of an old design from the 80s, which I did for a demo cover, painted in oil by Christian Ermel. This may all sound a little old-school, but that’s intentional. That’s what we’ve always been and always will be about. We very much hope to tie over the waiting time until the arrival of our new album. And now listen to my unmistakable demand on this world: turn back on your sacred warpath and find the path of peace before it’s too late. Our music will help you!”

Sacred Warpath will be released worldwide through SPV / Steamhammer on November 28th  in Germany, December 1st  in Europe and late January 2015 in the USA as CD, 10″ clear vinyl (limited to 1.000 copies) and download.

Track Listing Sacred Warpath:

CD-EP:
1. Sacred Warpath
2. The Saw Is The Law (live)
3. City Of God (live)
4. Stigmatized (live)

10″ Clear Vinyl:

Side 1:
1. Sacred Warpath

Side 2:
1. The Saw Is The Law (live)
2. City Of God (live)
3. Stigmatized (live)

SODOM Live Dates 2014/2015
EPITOME OF TORTURE-RUSSIAN TOUR
31.10. BY-Minsk – Re-Public
01.11. RUS-Moscow – Klub Volta
03.11. RUS-Krasnojarsk – Klub Podium
04.11. RUS-Nowosibirsk – Klub Rock City
06.11. RUS-Ekatrinenburg – Klub Teleclub
07.11. RUS-Krasnadora – Arena Hall
08.11. RUS-St. Petersburg – Klub Zal Ozhidaniya
on tour with KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY
04.12. NL-Tilburg – 013
05.12. D-Ludwigsburg – MHP Arena
06.12. D-Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
07.12. D-Saarbrücken – Garage
08.12. D-Hamburg – Docks
09.12. D-Berlin – Huxleys
10.12. A-Vienna – Gasometer
11.12. D-Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
12.12. D-Geiselwind – Eventhall
13.12. D-Munich – Tonhalle
14.12. CH-Pratteln – Z7
EPITOME OF TORTURE-TOUR 2014/2015
20.12. SE-Norrkoeping – Black Christmas Metal Festival
20.02. UK-London – Underworld
21.02. IRL-Dublin – Voodoo Lounge
23.05. US-Baltimore – Maryland Deathfest

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SABATON: ‘Night Witches’ Lyric Video Released + European Tour Starts Next Month!

October 18th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Swedish Heavy Metal institution SABATON released their seventh full-length record Heroes on May 16, 2014 via Nuclear Blast and reached some of the highest chart entries in the band history, among them the first #1 in their native Sweden, #2 in Finland, #3 in Germany, #4 in Czech Republic, #6 in Poland, #7 in Switzerland – and many more!

Today the band unveils the lyric video on the album opening track ‘Night Witches’.
Check out the clip on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/C7NSUFDHFgg

Commented guitarist Thobbe Englund: „Actually it’s one of my favorites. It reminds me a lot of JUDAS PRIEST, in a kind of ACCEPT style. It’s a really cool metal song – tough & hard.”

Added guitarist Chris Rörland: „It’s a very good opening song for the album. You start with it, and you get a good idea for the whole album.”

Order your copy of Heroes at this address: http://smarturl.it/SABATON-Heroes-Order

Or digitally:

NB MP3 – http://www.nuclearblast.de/label/music/band/downloads/71102.sabaton.html
iTunes – http://georiot.co/SABATONHeroesItunes
Google Play – http://smarturl.it/SABATON-HeroesGoogle
amazonMP3 – http://georiot.co/SABATONHeroesAMZMP3

More on »Heroes«:

Trailer #1: http://youtu.be/q-OKZsaZUNQ
Trailer #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J08IPJdmtZ8
Trailer #3: http://youtu.be/YdePhX2y3qE
Track-By-Track #1: http://youtu.be/9Dwv6y-QbI8
Track-By-Track #2: http://youtu.be/AC5h7j7B1T0
Track-By-Track #3: http://youtu.be/wXuiJJIe338

‘Resist And Bite’ (lyric video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGtEH1i78sI
‘To Hell And Back’ (official music video): http://youtu.be/hZNeastYxEc

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EXODUS’ Highly-Anticipated New Album “Blood In, Blood Out” Out Now via Nuclear Blast

October 15th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Blood In, Blood Out, the brand new album by EXODUS that Yahoo Music calls, “one of the most anticipated heavy metal records of the year”, has been unleashed to the word today via Nuclear Blast. Pick up a copy of the album at your local music retailers. Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), Blood In, Blood Out can be ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak + bonus DVD, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition box set formats. The album can also be purchased via iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

“This entire band could not be more proud and excited for this record to hit the US like an atom bomb,” states guitarist Gary Holt. “D-Day is upon us, time to go to war!”

“We’re so excited for this release,” adds vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza. “I think it’s the best effort that I’ve ever given vocally. If you love what EXODUS has done over the past 30 years, you’re really going to love Blood In, Blood Out, so go pick this shit up and will see you out there on tour live!”

Critics have had nothing but tremendously positive things to say about Blood In, Blood Out – which is being considered a return to form by many.

“Pared down to a simple sentence, this album is fucking sick,” chimed the first web review for the record, penned by Blabbermouth’s Ray Van Horn, Jr. Shortly after, Decibel Magazine’s Kevin Stewart Panko gave great praise to both returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza and guitarists Gary Holt and Lee Altus, saying tracks on the record feature, “Sousa spitting forth from a venomous thesaurus and some of the most adventurous lead work that Holt and Altus have ever recorded.” The EXODUS rhythm section receives equal praise from About.com Heavy Metal’s Dave Schalek, who states, “[Tom] Hunting shows no signs of slowing down and bassist Jack Gibson anchors down the album’s bottom heavy sound.”

“EXODUS deliver the definite lesson in violence,” adds Rue Morgue’s Aaron Lupton, while Outburn Magazine offered positive remarks in both review and feature form. “A vintage thrash metal voice placed on top of an EXODUS sound again harnessed to perfection by Andy Sneap has resulted in an album that batters the eardrums as effectively as it boils the blood,” remarks Scott Alisoglu. The most recent stellar-rating review comes from New Noise Magazine, in which Brandon Ringo states, “Once again, EXODUS has proven exactly why they have attained such a legendary stature over the years and are considered one of the greatest bands in thrash metal even 30 years later!”

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt recently announced that he has officially joined the ESP Guitars’ acclaimed artist endorsement roster, just in time for the release of Blood In, Blood Out!

“I am way beyond excited to announce my return to the mighty ESP!” said Holt. “The new guitars are amazing, and I can’t wait to unleash the new signature model on the world! It’s gonna be a sick shred machine with that crushing tone ESP has been long known for! Can’t wait to let this beast roar!”

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, an early bandmate and decades-long friend of Holt (and celebrated guest soloist on Blood In, Blood Out) commented, “Gary has influenced a whole generation of metal guitarists with his wicked riffs and leads in EXODUS. I’m happy that he’s jumped on for the ESP ride!”

ESP’s director of artist relations Chris Cannella says, “I am so proud to have Gary onboard at ESP. Not only is he one of the best players in metal… he created thrash metal!”

To learn more, visit http://www.espguitars.com/.

EXODUS will hit the road with Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies this fall! Get your tickets via the official EXODUS Facebook page. Due to the overwhelmingly demand, EXODUS VIP Experience packages are available for the entire tour via SLOtix.com. Visit the site for tour package details.

All EXODUS VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or an EXODUS guitar.  At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!

EXODUS in North America with SLAYER & SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
11/11 – The Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
11/12 – The Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
11/14 – The Forum – Inglewood, CA
11/15 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
11/17 – Coca Cola Bricktown Events Venter – Oklahoma City, OK
11/18 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX
11/19 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Grand Prairie (Dallas), TX
11/21 – Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
11/22 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
11/23 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC (EXODUS ONLY)
11/24 – Empire – North Springfield, VA (EXODUS ONLY)
11/25 – Washington Avenue Armory – Albany, NY
11/26 – Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
11/28 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/29 – Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ
11/30 – Tower Theater – Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA
12/02 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
12/03 – Madison Theatre – Covington, KY (EXODUS ONLY)
12/04 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
12/05 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
12/06 – The Venue at Horseshoe Casino – Hammond, IN
12/07 – Aftershock – Merriam, KS (EXODUS ONLY)
12/08 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO (EXODUS ONLY)
12/09 – Pub Station – Billings, MT (EXODUS ONLY)
12/10 – The Hop – Spokane, WA (EXODUS ONLY)
12/11 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA  (EXODUS ONLY)
12/12 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR  (EXODUS ONLY)

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OBITUARY Premiere New Song via Guitar World

October 15th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Death metal legends OBITUARY make their Relapse debut with Inked In Blood, their 9th full length LP. Inked in Blood will be released October 27th in North America/UK/World and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th via Relapse Records. Almost three decades in, Inked In Blood stands out as one of the finest moments in OBITUARY’s already godlike discography.

Today the band has premiered the title track from the upcoming album.  Listen to “Inked in Blood” via Guitar World HERE.  It can also be heard on SoundCloud HERE.   Previous singles, “Visions in My Head” and “Violence” can be heard HERE and HERE.

Additionally, Guitar World is giving away an autographed ESP guitar signed by the entire band at this location.  OBITUARY have also partnered with Metal Injection for a vocal cover contest for the song “Violence”.  Details can be seen HERE.

Inked in Blood is available for pre-order from Relapse Records HERE and via iTunes HERE.  The album will be released on CD/Deluxe CD/2xLP/Digital/Deluxe Digital.  The limited edition, one time press deluxe CD includes two exclusive bonus songs and is packaged in a 3D embossed digipak along with a die-cut album cover sticker.   The bonus songs, available on the deluxe CD and digital verisons, are two classic tracks (“Intoxicated” and “Bloodsoaked”), from Slowly We Rot, re-recorded this year live out of Morrisound Studios in Tampa, FL and engineered by legendary death metal producer Jim Morris. A special vinyl color will be available exclusively via each of the following means: North American Indie Stores, Florida record stores, Relapse.com and for Kickstarter backers.

In support of their new album the band will be touring extensively through North America and Europe throughout 2014 and 2015.  They kick off their first leg of US dates with Carcass and Exhumed on October 28th followed by a North American run with Death (DTA) and Massacre from November 14th through December 7th.  Then the band heads to Europe for a two week headlining tour in January.  A complete list of dates is available below.

The riffs, groove, snarl and rage are as fierce as ever, putting most all other contemporary death metal bands to shame. OBITUARY are THE definitive death metal band, and Inked In Blood is an instant classic among their already storied catalog. OBITUARY are both the originators and the torchbearers of the genre! Inked In Blood is the sound of true death metal kings reclaiming their throne!!!

OBITUARY Tour Dates:

Oct 18                 Tampa, FL           Brass Mug (Album release party)
Oct 25                 Mexico City, Mexico      Heaven and Hell Festival 2014

***Oct 28 to Nov 09 with Carcass, Exhumed and Noisem***

Oct 28                 Tucson, AZ                   The Rock
Oct 29                 El Paso, TX                   Tricky Falls
Oct 31                 Colorado Springs, CO     The Black Sheep
Nov 01                 Lawrence, KS                Granada
Nov 02                 Sauget, IL                     Pops
Nov 04                 Raleigh, NC                   Lincoln Theater
Nov 05                 Richmond, VA               The Broadberry
Nov 06                 Asheville, NC                 The Orange Peel
Nov 07                 Nashville, TN                 Exit/In
Nov 08                 Louisville, KY                Diamond Pub & Billiards
Nov 09                 Cincinnati, OH               The Madison Theater
Nov 11                 Fort Worth, TX             The Rail Club w/ Massacre and Rivers of Nihil
Nov 13                 Las Vegas, NV               LVCS w/ Massacre and Rivers of Nihil

***All Dates Nov 14 – Dec 07 w/ Death DTA, Massacre, Rivers of Nihil***

Nov 14                 Los Angeles, CA   Club Nokia
Nov 15                 Ramona, CA                  Ramona Mainstage
Nov 16                 San Francisco, CA                  DNA Lounge
Nov 18                 Seattle, WA                   Studio Seven
Nov 19                 Vancouver, BC               The Rickshaw Theatre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 21                 Calgary, AB                   MacEwan Ballroom w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 22                 Regina, SK                    Riddell Centre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 23                 Winnipeg, MB                Park Theatre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 24                 Minneapolis, MN   Amsterdam Bar & Hall w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 25                 Chicago, IL                   Metro
Nov 26                 Cleveland, OH                Agora Theatre and Ballroom
Nov 27                 Toronto, ON                  Phoenix Concert Hall
Nov 28                 Montreal, QC                 Le National
Nov 29                 Boston, MA                   Brighton Music Hall
Nov 30                 New York, NY               Best Buy Theatre
Dec 03                 Springfield, VA              Empire
Dec 04                 Charlotte, NC                 Tremont Music Hall
Dec 05                 Atlanta, GA                    The Masquerade
Dec 06                 Tampa, FL                    Orpheum
Dec 07                 Miami, FL                     Grand Central

***Inked In Blood Euro Tour 2015 w/ Empire of Evil and Dustbolt***

Jan 15                  Essen, Germany             Turock
Jan 16                  Alkmar, Holland             Victory
Jan 17                  Bremen, Germany          Tivoli
Jan 18                  Praha, Czech Republic    Futurum
Jan 19                  Krakow, Poland             Fabryka
Jan 21                  Budapest, Hungary         Durer Kurt
Jan 22                  Vienna, Austria               Szene
Jan 23                  Innsbruck, Austria          Weekender Club
Jan 24                  Romagnano, Italy           R&R Area
Jan 25                  Luzern, Switzerland        Schuur
Jan 27                  Barcelona, Spain             Salamandra
Jan 28                  Toulouse, France           Metronum
Jan 29                  Paris, France                 Divan du Monde
Jan 30                  Enschede, Holland Atak
Jan 31                  Antwerp, Belgium  Zaal de Kuup/Horror Festival
Feb 01                 London, England   Underworld

May 22                Baltimore, MD               Maryland Deathfest XIII (2015) @ Edison Lot

For More Info Visit:

http://www.obituary.cc

https://www.facebook.com/ObituaryBand

http://instagram.com/obituaryband

https://twitter.com/obituarytheband

http://www.relapse.com

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