Amoral is heading out for a European tour this November as the main support act for Dark Tranquillity. The band – whose recently released album “Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows” has been praised both by the media as well as the fans – will play a 50-minute set each night. Also on the bill are bands Acyl and The Lehmann Project.
“We are thrilled to get to share the stage with the Gothenburg legends”, says guitarist Ben Varon. “There’s a bunch of familar cities and venues on the tour initerary where we’ve had a great time before, so this shaping up to be a great run!”
Before the European tour, Amoral will play a string of shows in its homeland Finland, with dates annouced soon. The bands next performance is at Tuska Festival, Helsinki.
SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have released “WORLD ON FIRE” the first single and title track off their new album today, Friday the 13th at radio. Listen to the hell-raising “World On Fire” on Revolver HERE and Slashonline.com HERE. To download the song on iTunes, http://smarturl.it/slashworldonfire.Read the rest of this entry »
Canadian hard rockers FAMOUS UNDERGROUND, the band featuring former SLIK TOXIK vocalist Nick Walsh, have released a new video for the song “Bullet Train“, taken from their international debut release. The video can be viewed below:
Canadian hard rockers FAMOUS UNDERGROUND, the band featuring former SLIK TOXIK vocalist Nick Walsh, have released a new video for the song “Bullet Train“, taken from their international debut release. The video can be viewed below: http://youtu.be/72sXrmIXYfk FAMOUS UNDERGROUND recently announced a show for Toronto, ON on June 27th at Rockpile East. Walsh has checked in with the following update: “Come One, Come All! This truly is an entrance to summer bash. Even if you are planning on going away for the long weekend, spend your Friday night with FAMOUS UNDERGROUND, some friends and rock! We will be performing some new songs that we are in the middle of recording and mixing for our next CD. Hope to see you all there. Horns up!” Go to the event page here for complete details. FAMOUS UNDERGROUND’s self-titled studio release produced by Nick Walsh and mixed by Darius Szczepaniak (The Black Crowes, Sacrifice) at Rouge Valley Studio in Toronto. The new recording takes Walsh’s writing to a more defined state where the lyrics delve more into the complexities of the real world. www.famousunderground.tvwww.facebook.com/famousunderground’]
FAMOUS UNDERGROUND recently announced a show for Toronto, ON on June 27th at Rockpile East. Walsh has checked in with the following update:
“Come One, Come All! This truly is an entrance to summer bash. Even if you are planning on going away for the long weekend, spend your Friday night with FAMOUS UNDERGROUND, some friends and rock! We will be performing some new songs that we are in the middle of recording and mixing for our next CD. Hope to see you all there. Horns up!”
Go to the event page here for complete details.
FAMOUS UNDERGROUND’s self-titled studio release produced by Nick Walsh and mixed by Darius Szczepaniak (The Black Crowes, Sacrifice) at Rouge Valley Studio in Toronto. The new recording takes Walsh’s writing to a more defined state where the lyrics delve more into the complexities of the real world.
Following the April premiere of Super Duper Alice Cooper at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the subsequent release of the documentary on DVD, Blu-Ray, Deluxe Editions, and digital formats this month via Eagle Rock Entertainment, rock’s greatest showman, Alice Cooper, heads out on a lengthy North American tour.
The summer trek starts with three shows in Michigan June 26-28 before Cooper joins Motley Crue’s final “All Bad Things Must Come To An End” tour as a Very Special Guest on July 2nd, running through late November.
The tour marks the debut of Alice’s new guitarist Nita Strauss, who was recently ranked #1 on Guitar World’s list of “10 Female Guitar Players You Should Know.” She takes the place of Orianthi, who has toured with Alice for the past few years. Nita, who has made her name in bands including the Iron Maidens, Femme Fatale, and LA Kiss, joins Alice’s band’s three guitar attack, which also features guitarists Ryan Roxie and Tommy Henriksen, plus longtime bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel.
Super Duper Alice Cooper was produced and directed by the Banger Films team of Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen and Reginald Harkema. Banger previously delivered the award-winning documentaries “Iron Maiden: Flight 666” and “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage.” Eagle Rock Entertainment released the film in DVD and Blu-Ray on June 3rd, including a deluxe edition with extensive bonus material film footage from a rare 1972 Montreal concert and a full length recent Alice Cooper concert from the 2009 Montreux Festival on CD.
Alice recently marked the tenth anniversary of his radio show “Nights With Alice Cooper,” which airs five days a week across the USA, Canada and Australia, as well as in the UK and Germany, syndicated worldwide by United Stations.
Ladies and Gents, sometimes no matter how hard you try and no matter how much you want something to happen, at times events and other circumstances that are completely out of your control unfortunately conspire to prevent those things happening. So it’s with great regret that we have to announce that the European leg of the ‘Thrash Invasion’ tour has been cancelled. Its a shitty situation but things were always out of our hands on this tour! Needless to say ourselves and the other bands involved are gutted. We will, however, be looking to reschedule the shows at a later date. The UK tour is still going ahead as planned with Onslaught and Artillery and believe me it’s going to be pretty damn epic! We would like to thank and wish Zetro all the very best with Exodus and hope to hook up with him and the rest of the guys from Hatriot very soon.
All the best
With a musical career spanning three decades, KREATOR, ambassadors of Germany’s distinctive brand of smoldering thrash metal, will be returning to North America once again, this time as direct support to Sweden’s unstoppable melodic death metallers ARCH ENEMY.
Sponsored by Dean Guitars, the 26-show co-headlining “War Eternal – American Tour 2014” features support from California’s HUNTRESS and Chicago’s STARKILL (on select dates). The trek launches on October 23rd in Baltimore, Maryland, includes eight Canadian shows, and ends on November 23rd in Cleveland, Ohio.
“It’s been three long years since ARCH ENEMY last played North America, but now the wait is over!” states ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott. “We’re riding a veritable metal tsunami in Europe with our new album War Eternal and look forward to spreading the chaos on this North American run!ARCH ENEMY is very proud and excited to be teaming up with Teutonic thrash titans KREATOR as well as HUNTRESS and STARKILL! Miss this show at your own peril!”
“Both bands have been talking about touring together for many years, now it becomes reality,” states KREATOR guitarist frontman Mille Petrozza.“KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY on one bill in the USA and Canada! We are looking forward for another killer run in support of our album Phantom Antichrist before we will start writing new stuff in 2015! With ARCH ENEMY’s new album War Eternal being a monster, this will be THE metal tour of the fall. Don’t miss it!”
Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the addition of German thrashers CRIPPER to its roster! CRIPPER are convincing with their enthralling mix of old-school and modern thrash metal. Served with technical refinement and a lot of groove, they kick ass while being varied and distinct. Since their founding in 2005, the guys and gal from Hannover, Germany have left their marks as being a rousing live band, carrying the audience with dashing songs and sweaty shows. On tours with Overkill and Onslaught, CRIPPER have spread their virus throughout Europe. Once a big festival was infected, they would book the band again – CRIPPER played several times on festivals such as: Summer Breeze, Wacken Rocks, Metalfest, and Rockharz Open Air. But there’s more – boarding the well-known 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise ship from Miami twice, playing the Brutal Assault festival in the Czech Republic, shows at the Bang Your Head, in Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Switzerland and being invited to enter the stage of the Slovenian Metaldays five times have allowed CRIPPER to gain international recognition and a continuously growing fanbase. Read the rest of this entry »
Swedish Metallers IN SOLITUDE are heading on a European tour together with Finnish Rockers BEASTMILK, starting from October on. Scandinavian colleagues OBNOXIOUS YOUTH will support them.
Comments IN SOLITUDE: “We’re very glad to announce this headlining tour, and we can’t wait to steer and spill death’s lights in Europe again. And in such splendid company. We’re sure this will be something particularly steep and special for all of us!”
+ OBNOXIOUS YOUTH
02/10/14 SE – Malmö – Babel
03/10/14 SE – Gothenburg – Truckstop Alaska
04/10/14 SE – Stockholm – Kägelbanan
05/10/14 DK – Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
06/10/14 DE – Hamburg – Hafenklang
07/10/14 PL – Wroclaw – Firlej
08/10/14 DE – Berlin – Cassiopeia
09/10/14 DE – Leipzig- Hellraiser
10/10/14 AT – Wien – Arena
11/10/14 FR – Colmar – Grillen
12/10/14 FR – Marseille – Portrail Coucou
13/10/14 FR – Nantes – Ferralieur
14/10/14 FR – Paris – Glazart
15/10/14 UK – London – Underworld
16/10/14 UK – Glasgow – Underworld
17/10/14 IE – Dublin – Voodoo Lounge
18/10/14 UK – Manchester – Sound Control
19/10/14 UK – Bristol – Exchange
20/10/14 DE – Köln – MTC
21/10/14 DE – München – Feierwerk
22/10/14 AT – Innsbruck – Weekender Club
23/10/14 DE – Trier – Exhaus
24/10/14 DE – Essen – Turock
25/10/14 BE – Antwerpen – Kavka
26/10/14 NL – Arnhem – Willemeen
IN SOLITUDE from Uppsala have released their third album “Sister” in the fall of last year and the band looks back to some gigs at bigger festivals such as Wacken, Summer Breeze or Metalcamp already.
With the release of their hugely anticipated new long-player, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, now less than one month away, New Orleans devious metal merchants unleash all out Hell with “Schadenfreude,” currently corrupting the airwaves of mega music portal, Loudwire.
Literally meaning the pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others, ninth cut, “Schadenfreude,” is at once predatory, epic, misanthropic and sadistic. Notes vocalist Ben Falgoust of the debaucherous hymn:
“This song represents the downward spiral of man at his most vile. The seething element of satisfaction when others around fail and fall, then the gratitude that this sickly rejoicing has accomplished in the overall end.”
Adds Loudwire: “‘Schadenfreude’ is a classic take-no-prisoners, leave-no-survivors type of GOATWHORE track. The band’s black metal influence is at the forefront of ‘Schadenfreude,’ as guitarist Sammy Duet builds a dark atmosphere with his open chords and sinister progressions, while vocalist Ben Falgoust explores his full guttural range throughout the track.”
The Rogue Records America roster just keeps growing with amazing talent! Tampa, FL six-piece progressive metal band AKELDAMA has signed a two-record distribution deal with Rogue Records America.
AKELDAMA announces their relationship with Rogue Records America by releasing their re-mastered and remixed three-song EP, simply titled Akeldama for free to anyone who wants it. The band has also become involved with PROJECT ROGUE-TITANS with the recent recruitment of both singers Andrew Zink and Connor Reibling.
“These guys just really shook my foundation when I heard them,” said Rogue Records America owner Dean Martinetti. “The landscapes in their music is layered thick and never at any moment loses its momentum or pacing. It’s really just well done. So, we had to ask them if they’d be a part of the family…and thankfully, they said yes.”
AKELDAMA released their first full-length record, entitled Everything Beautiful on September 6, 2013. The release was met with overwhelming support from the progressive metal community and was named a “top release of 2013” by both GotDjent.com and MindEqualsBlown.com. The release was noted for its crushing grooves, lush and ambient atmosphere as well as its elite cast of guest contributors, distinguished artists Ashe O’hara (Tesseract), Keshav Dhar (Skyharbor) and Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry).
When the Internet first became commercially available, a lot of guitarists popped in swaggering and swashing. There are a few of them that are true and pure assiduous shredders. MEGADETH’s Chris Broderick is one of them with previous service in significant bands like Nevermore and Jag Panzer. Metal-Rules.com catch up with Chris to learn about what’s going on Megadeth camp, the mixed to negative feedback for SUPER COLLIDER, Jason Becker, the teaching experience andchat a bit about his motivations, methods and metallic ambitions…
The longest serving Megadeth drummer, Shawn Drover shares with our readers some of his thoughts on creativity, motivation, Dave Mustaine’s non public side.Shawn seems to be a man that is not afraid to speak his mind, and his long and diverse presence in the music business definitely gave us a lot of interesting things to ask about.
Reactivated Seattle metal legends SANCTUARY have wrapped-up the recording of their new album, The Year The Sun Died! Due to be released on Sept. 29th in Europe and on Sept. 30th in North America, The Year The Sun Died was recorded in Seattle at Soundhouse Studios with Zeuss (WHITECHAPEL, HATEBREED) and features 11 tracks, plus a bonus cover of THE DOORS’ classic, “Waiting For The Sun”.
Front-man Warrel Dane comments: “Now that hell has officially frozen over and the pigs have flown, I can proudly say ‘The Year The Sun Died’ is finished. The record that nobody thought would ever get here has come in kicking…and yes, there is screaming!
Working with Zeuss (aka the commander) was great. He really pushed us all to be better. This is a very modern sounding record with roots still firmly planted in old school, six-string metal, and I gotta give him creds for that.”
SANCTUARY was formed in Seattle in 1985 and released two studio albums on Epic Records, Refuge Denied in 1987 and Into the Mirror Black in 1989. They toured the world with the likes of MEGADETH, WARLOCK, FATES WARNING, DEATH ANGEL and many more. In 1992, the band officially disbanded with singer Warrel Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard forming the critically acclaimed group, NEVERMORE. SANCTUARY announced in 2010 that they would be reuniting and played metal festivals in both Europe and the USA with the original line-up, save for guitarist Sean Blosi. Former FORCED ENTRY guitarist Brad Hull has stepped in to fill his shoes as a permanent touring and recording member.
Warrel Dane – Vocals
Jim Sheppard – Bass
Brad Hull – Guitars
Lenny Rutledge – Guitar
Dave Budbill – Drums
Rob Zombie’s first concert film, The Zombie Horror Picture Show, released May 19 by Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/UMe, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Music DVD chart and has retained the chart’s top spot for its second week of release. Zombie also recently teased out his next feature film project called ‘31.’ To celebrate, Zombie has teamed with ZUUS Media (“ZUUS”) and CraveOnline for a horror filmmaking contest. Fans of Rob Zombie’s music and films are invited to create three-minute short horror films for the chance to have their entry selected to premiere across ZUUS, CraveOnline and RobZombie.com. For more information about the contest, visit http://zombiehorrorpictureshow.com/.
Available on Blu-ray, DVD and longform digital video, The Zombie Horror Picture Show puts the viewer at the center of the hot and nasty action for a blistering set of 16 Rob Zombie classics, including “Dragula,” “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town,” “Living Dead Girl,” “More Human Than Human,” and the crushing cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re An American Band” from the seven-time Grammy® nominee’s Top 10 2013 album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. Recorded live over two sizzling nights in Texas, the film captures Zombie’s elaborate, multi-media production of mind-blowing SFX, animatronic robots, pyrotechnics, oversized LED screens and state-of-the-art light show combined with his powerhouse band featuring John 5, Piggy D and Ginger Fish.
Since 1997, Rob Zombie has achieved great solo artist success with several multi-platinum and gold albums including Hellbilly Deluxe, The Sinister Urge and Educated Horses. As a rock icon and filmmaker with a unique vision, Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of his music and films. Zombie has sold more than fifteen million albums worldwide, and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of six feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million. Zombie’s Halloween, released in 2007, earned the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend.
Jarno Anttila suddenly ran out of bullets after serving 18 years in the ranks of the Impaled Nazarene -army. He started to dream of totally different kind of band. The year was 2010 Anno Domini and the first victims of his were drummer Janne Mannonen (also familiar from YUP) and Niko Karppinen (former hired session musician in Finnish band called Sentenced), who should be able to handle bass duties in the steering wheel of this Rolls Royce of instruments.
Obscure connections also provided obscure results in the search of the guitarist. Tommi Kanerva who had gained fame in numerous punk and hardcore-acts like Kostajat, Murheenlaakso and Vaasankatu SS. Mikko “Mojo” Ojala’s remarkable ability to generate growls beyond the grave combined with powerful clean vocals convinced the others that he was the right guy to take a spot as a frontman of the band. This gave birth to Rämlord, the band where old guys play old-school metal with modern additions.
If you happen to wander in the middle of the night at the graveyard hearing voices from the darkest pits of hell and hear groans of the lost souls… Oh yes! It’s Rämlord which with the certainty of over 2000 played gigs is ready to devastate your comprehension of everything safe and familiar or….normal.
Check out Rämlord playing live nearby you! Band will be performing in official Tuska –club at Virgin Oil on Saturday 28.6.2014 with Omnium Gatherum and Medeia! After the gig band promises to follow up their motto adapted from Venom: “We drink the booze of the dying alcoholics!”
Single contains the following songs:
1) Evolve to Monster
2) Mark of Cain