MARCUS JIDELL (Evergrey) Signs with Lion Music for Debut Solo Album

June 28th, 2013
by EvilG

Lion Music are delighted to announce the forthcoming release of “Pictures From A Time Traveller”, the incredible debut instrumental album from Evergrey guitar-master MARCUS JIDELL.  Featuring 7 tracks of outstanding, diverse and top shelf virtuoso guitar excellence, “Pictures From A Time Traveller” gets its digital release on 16 August 2013 via Lion Music.

Marcus Jidell is one of the most respected metal guitarists to have come out of Sweden since Yngwie Malmsteen. With a guitar style that has won him universal acclaim, Marcus is a current member of one of Sweden’s biggest and hardest touring metal acts Evergrey, and has previously worked with prog-metallers Royal Hunt.

Marcus has a very personalised sound, extremely heavy at one end, yet extremely melodic at the other, all the time with a superb feel for phrasing and originality of song craft, and its these traits which are evident throughout “Pictures From A Time Traveller”.

Track Listing
01. Arctica.
02. Huldra (Ruler of the Forest).
03. Tesla World System.
04. Rei Zan.
05. El-Amarna (Ruins of Akhetaton).
06. Space Dog.
07. Wedding Song.

A sampler mp3 can be heard now at Soundcloud http://snd.sc/14xw3aM

Full details and pre-order links coming shortly.

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TURISAS Debuts New Song “For Your Own Good” From Upcoming Album ‘Turisas2013′

June 27th, 2013
by EvilG

Turisas 2013 - Promo 1

The red and black are back! With their new album ‘Turisas2013′ set for a September 3 release in North America, TURISAS are giving fans a first taste of the new material – the album’s opening track, “For Your Own Good,” can now be heard here: http://youtu.be/eRym6gz4bVA.

“‘Turisas2013′ is a very varied album, it has some of the heaviest and fastest tracks that we’ve ever done, but ‘For Your Own Good’ comes more from the lighter end,” says TURISAS frontman Mathias Nygard of the track “It’s a very catchy song and we hope you’ll enjoy the track that we picked to give you a very first taste of the many flavours to come.”

In addition to its September 3 release in North America, ‘Turisas2013′ is scheduled for worldwide releases August 21 in Finland, August 26 in Europe, and September 2 in the U.K. Read the rest of this entry »

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KITTIE Added To Spread The Metal Non-Profit Festival Line Up

June 27th, 2013
by Celtic Bob

STM_Festival_Toronto_Sept_17-18

Spread The Metal Festival announce all-female Canadian heavy metal band Kittie to their Toronto line up, which includes Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, Nephelium, Derelict, Crimson Shadows, Deathpoint, Edge of Attack, Hallows Die, Beheading of The King and many more who will perform in raising funds for Kiva, an organization that reduces poverty by providing monetary support to struggling entrepreneurs in developing countries. This year’s Toronto edition will be held at the famed Opera House on September 7th and 8th.

Toronto event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/142645535907013/170312256473674/

Ticket info:

Complete Festival Pass Available Here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/279311

Day One Passes Available Here:

http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/309347

Day Two Passes Available Here:

http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/309731

LINEUP:

September 7th:

BOTB Winner
Evertrapped
Nephelium
Derelict
The Catalyst
Crimson Shadows
BEHEADING OF A KING
AUGURY
SUFFOCATION

September 8th:

Answer With Metal
Hallows Die
TBA
Deathpoint
Edge of Attack
Sanktuary
SKULL FIST
THE AGONIST
KITTIE

STM Fest organizer Matt Day comments:

“This is the second of many Spread the Metal Festivals to come, and this one comes to you in the form of Kittie, Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, and many more tearing up The Opera House stage in Toronto. 100% of the profits from the festival are going to Kiva.org in order to fight poverty and eventually injustice around the world. There’s a lot in it for fans this year as well though, since they can make off with signed albums, VIP experiences, album downloads and so much more. Now go forth and Spread the Metal.”

In addition, the Halifax edition will be held on August 24th & 25th and also feature The Agonist, Augury, Skullfist, Deathpoint, The Catalyst, Erimha, Death Valley Driver, Sanktuary and many more to be announced at a later date.

All profits will be donated by Spread the Metal Records to The Heart and Stroke Foundation in order for them to continue their life-saving work.

Halifax event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/393736497391434/

August 24th:

BOTB Winner
Doom Machine
Cottus
Burnt Church
Terratomb
Deathpoint
The Catalyst
ERIMHA
AUGURY
TBA

August 25th:

Malixiria
Ear to Ear
Evertrapped
Degrade
TBA
Death Valley Driver
Sanktuary
TBA
SKULL FIST
THE AGONIST

To compliment the festival, the label is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to raise additional funds for Kiva.

Among the perks are signed albums and set lists from every band at the festival (including some that aren’t), guitar picks, album downloads, etc. As well, fans will have the chance to attend the sound check, hang out with the headliner of their choice, and even punch a record label exec! Full list of available perks below on the crowd funding page:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/spread-the-metal-festival-2013/x/2699098

Band Search For Indie Opener

HOW BANDS CAN SHARE THE STAGE:

Based on a points system, bands interested in performing on the festival will have to share the following link:

http://igg.me/at/STMFest2013/x/2699098

Each “share” on FB of the STM Festival Indiegogo crowd funding campaign = 1 point
Each ticket sold to the festival = 5 points
Each contribution made by a band member from a participating band = 10 points
All participating band members make a contribution = 25 points
The participating band that raises the most money through the campaign = 50 points

When making contributions on the crowd funding page, contributors are urged to add a comment letting STM Records know, which participating band they’re supporting to help get a spot on the festival lineup.

So what does the band win?

The band selected will receive an opening slot at the “Spread the Metal Festival 2013 – Toronto Edition”, full backline, get a chance to meet Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, and many more, and have their album reviewed by Spread the Metal Records and other industry reps.

Bands interested in participating and questions can email info(@)spreadthemetal.com.

Metal Battle: Perform at the “Spread the Metal Festival 2013 – Toronto Edition”: https://www.facebook.com/events/586105598088404/

Metal Battle: Perform at the “Spread the Metal Festival 2013 – Halifax Edition”: https://www.facebook.com/events/115461735291210/
For more info about the festival and Spread The Metal Records, please visit these links:

www.SpreadTheMetal.com

Festival Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/SpreadTheMetalFestival

Toronto Edition – https://www.facebook.com/events/142645535907013/

Halifax Edition – https://www.facebook.com/events/393736497391434/

Kiva – www.kiva.org

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Take Break From New Album To Perform Live Dates In The US And South America

June 26th, 2013
by EvilG
Corrosion Of Conformity "Animosity"

Corrosion Of Conformity “Animosity”

Following their recent performance at the Fifth Annual Scion Fest in Memphis, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY has announced live assaults for August. In addition to their already planned participation at Gwar’s annual BBQ, the trio will perform a headlining show in Wilmington, Delaware before heading to South America for a string of dates. The August shows mark a break from continued work in the recording studio on the band’s new album, expected for release in early 2014.

“We need a little escape from the studio,” comments vocalist/bassist Mike Dean. “We thought it would be good to see the light of the day a little bit. We are excited to play Brazil, Peru, Columbia, and Argentina for the first time ever. Of course returning to Mexico City and playing Gwar’s BBQ will be highlights for our summer as well. The new material is sounding really good but it’s time to get the perspective provided only by playing in front of a live audience. And we are talking about some very live audiences in this case.” Read the rest of this entry »

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ASHES OF ARES Post First Studio Update

June 26th, 2013
by EvilG
Ashes of Ares

Ashes of Ares

ASHES OF ARES, the new group featuring Matt Barlow (ex-ICED EARTH), Van Williams (ex-NEVERMORE) and Freddie Vidales (ex-ICED EARTH), recently finished recording their debut album at Morrisound Studios with producer Jim Morris (DEATH, ICED EARTH, CONTROL DENIED). Check out their first studio update here: http://youtu.be/X6Iecq5Tw1g

Commented vocalist Matt Barlow: “Brothers and Sisters! We are happy to report that the record has been mastered and sent to Nuclear Blast! We hope to have the album presented to all of you by the end of summer. There should be some really cool stuff available to you between now and then, and we are really excited that the Nuclear Blast team is working so hard for us…and more importantly, you! Thank you for your patience and continued support in anticipation for the debut album from ASHES OF ARES!”

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Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Tony MacAlpine, Derek Sherinian “Live In Tokyo” Out September 3

June 26th, 2013
by EvilG

EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
MIKE PORTNOY, BILLY SHEEHAN, TONY MACALPINE, DEREK SHERINIAN

LIVE IN TOKYO

~On DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD, Digital Audio, and Digital Video~

~September 3, 2013~



On September 3, 2013, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live In Tokyo by Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian on DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD and digital audio and video formats [Pre-book Order Date August 18, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD, $16.98 2CD]. Read the rest of this entry »

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BEYOND THE SHORE announce tour with FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY and LEGION

June 26th, 2013
by EvilG

Lexington, KY’s Beyond the Shore will be joining Fit For An Autopy and Legion for the second half of their upcoming US tour. The tour begins on July 25th, with Beyond the Shore hopping on board on August 4th in Greensboro, NC through the conclusion of the tour on August 12th in Pittsburgh, PA.

As previously announced, Beyond the Shore will also be supporting Bermuda on “The Blackest Hearts Tour,” which begins on June 28th in Memphis, TN. All confirmed dates for Beyond the Shore can be seen below, as well as on facebook.com/beyondtheshoreofficial.

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ANATHEMA, ALCEST ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST MAMIFFER

June 26th, 2013
by EvilG

Live Blu-ray “Universal” out September 17 via Kscope

 

NEW YORK – Anathema has announced its most extensive North American tour in the band’s celebrated career with co-headliner Alcest and special guest Mamiffer. Anathema has only performed twice as a full band in North America at the infamous Milwaukee Metal Fest in 2000 and 2001, as well as supporting a few dates of Blackfield’s 2011 tour as an acoustic duo. The fall 2013 co-headlining tour has the band visiting many cities in both the U.S. and Canada for the first time, beginning September 12 in Philadelphia, Pa.

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THE HAUNTED returns with revamped line-up; launches introductory video clip

June 26th, 2013
by EvilG
The Haunted - 2013 - Photo by Daniel Falk / Framed Noise

The Haunted – 2013 – Photo by Daniel Falk / Framed Noise

 Sweden’s metal pioneers THE HAUNTED are finally back in the spotlight after almost a year without public activity, following a major line-up change around autumn 2012. But the time has finally come to break the silence and announce the return of THE HAUNTED to form…

THE HAUNTED line-up 2013:

(From left to right in above picture)

Jensen – Guitars

Ola Englund – Guitars

Marco Aro – Vocals

Jonas Björler – Bass

Adrian Erlandsson – Drums

Watch the following video for a proper introduction to the new THE HAUNTED line-up with interviews and fresh rehearsal room footage: http://youtu.be/yA1buY8jTSo

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Interview with Iron Kingdom

June 25th, 2013
by J P

We recently had the chance to talk to Chris of Iron Kingdom.  Based in British Columbia, Canada, this quartet have recently released their new album GATES OF ETERNITY.   For more information visit www.ironkingdom.com

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE Part Ways With Guitarist Tom Hess

June 25th, 2013
by EvilG
Rhapsody of Fire - Tom Hess

Rhapsody of Fire – Tom Hess

Italian symphonic metallers RHAPSODY OF FIRE have parted ways with guitarist Tom Hess.

A message states: “Alex Staropoli and Tom Hess announce that due to philosophical differences, we have mutually decided to respectfully part ways. Rhapsody Of Fire and Tom both sincerely wish each other the very best for their respective futures.”

Current band lineup:

Fabio Lione – Vocals
Alex Staropoli – Keyboards
Roberto De Micheli – Guitars
Oliver Holzwarth – Bass
Alex Holzwarth – Drums

Rhapsody Of Fire released Live – From Chaos To Eternity back in May via AFM. Live – From Chaos To Eternity is available as two-CD Digipak and as limited three-vinyl set. The material (a mixture of old classics and newer tracks) was recorded on the band’s latest European tour in spring 2012.

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The SIN CITY SINNERS Are Going Solo

June 25th, 2013
by Celtic Bob

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Las Vegas’ Favorite band The Sin City Sinners have decided to go solo… But don’t worry it’s just for 4 nights.
Each week in July one of The Sinners will put on their own online solo show via stage it. They will pick the songs, guests & take the requests you want to hear! Who’s show will be the most popular? You have to tune in to find out, but don’t wait only 75 tickets will be made available to each event! Each show is 30 minutes with a 20 minute encore and have been set to “pay what you can”. There will also be several cool one of a kind giveaways at each show.

Check out the full schedule & get tickets here: http://www.stageit.com/SINCITYSINNERS

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WATAIN premieres “All That May Bleed” single online

June 24th, 2013
by EvilG

“All That May Bleed”, the first single from WATAIN’s new album, The Wild Hunt, can now be heard online here.

 “All That May Bleed” will be released on June 25th in North America as a digital download and limited 7″. Side B will be a track called “Play with the Devil,” originally recorded by the black/heavy metal band TAIWAZ in 1988 in WATAIN’s hometown, Uppsala (Gottfrid Åhman from IN SOLITUDE participates on solo guitar in WATAIN’s version).

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EXUMER to co-headline ‘Slaughterfest Tour 2013′ in Europe alongside ONSLAUGHT!

June 24th, 2013
by EvilG

Support comes from M-PIRE OF EVIL and MASTER!

American/German Thrashers EXUMER will return to Europe in the fall to co-headline the Slaughterfest Tour alongside ONSLAUGHT!

Comments EXUMER frontman Mem von Stein: “The Slaughterfest tour will be the most important step for us to re-establish EXUMER as a household name and finally promote our last album “Fire & Damnation” in the correct way, reaching fans Europe wide. We want to give fans the opportunity to check us out in an memorable event that people will talk about for some time to come.”

Support comes from M-PIRE OF EVIL and MASTER making this a strong package and a must-see for all people into Thrash Metal and beyond!

Confirmed dates below, more to follow soon!

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Behold! The Monolith Members Comment on Kevin McDade’s Death

June 24th, 2013
by EvilG

Chase Manhattan and Matt Price of Los Angeles-based stoner/doom outfit BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH have issued the following statement on the tragic loss of singer/bassist Kevin McDade:

“We are deeply saddened to report the loss of our band member, friend and brother Kevin McDade in a car accident early Friday evening. Needless to say we are absolutely devastated by this. Our hearts and thoughts go out to his parents, family and girlfriend. Thanks for the time we had and the music we made together. We will, and already do, miss you terribly.  -Chase and Matt”

Kevin McDade died as a result of an auto accident on Friday, June 21st. He was 29 years old.

R.I.P. Kevin.

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