Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY have just released a new video clip for the song “Tales Of Thy Spineless”, which comes from their latest masterpiece End Of Disclosure. The video was shot during their record release show on March 22, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden by Ville Lipiainen (AMORPHIS, NIGHTWISH, THE 69 EYES). Fans can check out all the brutality here:
April 4, 2013 – Vaunted Orange County, CA heavy metal Triple Axe Attack, LEATHERWOLF, featuring Michael Olivieri (vocals, guitar), Rob Math (guitar), Greg Erba (guitar), Pat Guyton (bass), and Dean Roberts (drums), will be kicking off their Unchained 2013 touring activities this Saturday, April 6 at Mirror Image Studios in Anaheim, CA. The four-band bill also includes former Metal Blade recording artists HERETIC as well as SAME VEIN and HYPNOSTIC. Tickets are $10.00.
LEATHERWOLF have also been confirmed as headliners for Pathfinder Metalfest IV in Marietta, GA on July 13 and will appear at both Skull Fest in North Platte, NE on October 19 and Rock Harvest II in White Marsh, MD on November 9, respectively. LEATHERWOLF will join fellow California metal veterans VICIOUS RUMORS and New Jersey’s SEVEN WITCHES on the Metal Masters 2013 tour which is currently set to kick off September 21 at the Indianapolis Metal Fest in Indianapolis, IN.
Swedish heavy metal band BULLET have posted a music video for the track “Rolling Home” here http://youtu.be/IROr0PkAkLg. The song comes off their latest album Full Pull, which was released on September 25th, 2012 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was recorded at Gutterview Recorders in Solna/Stockholm Sweden, along with producers/engineers Nicke Andersson (Hellacopters, Entombed) and Fred Estby (Dismember).
Arlington, Texas thrashers TEJASMOSIS recently won the third annual Battle Of The Bands online contest at The Metal Den. They signed with The Metal Den Records in March of this year and plan to release their debut EP entitled “Diatribe” (artwork seen above) on July 9th, 2013. The first digital single from the forthcoming EP is planned for release via iTunes in June. Details will be announced shortly.
With the weather refusing to jump into Spring, we continue to brace ourselves for a Nordic winter evening and once again, Scandinvian sounds prove as the perfect soundtrack. After supporting Dimmu Borgir back in 2010 and doing a few shows along the way in the UK, tonight sees a sold out show for Enslaved, allowing both crowd and band to embrace a headline set.
Breaking News: The wait is over. World Premiere for Automan.ca Bona Fide Official video launch, April 12th 2013 to YouTube, Vimeo and Television media World Wide!! The band will also premiere the video and perform LIVE at the Hard Rock Cafe Toronto Canada April 12th 2013.
Deadline Music / Cleopatra Records is proud to announce the release of “Cold,” the premier single from the upcoming Queensrÿche CD, Frequency Unknown (due out Tuesday, April 23rd). Mixed by Anthony Focx (Jason Newsted, Aerosmith, Night Ranger, Ted Nugent) the single is available on iTunes for downloading and will also be released as a special limited-edition 7” vinyl single with a newly-recorded version of the Queensrÿche classic “Silent Lucidity” – mixed by Jürgen Engler (Doro Pesch, Die Krupps ) -on the B-side.
The theme of most Jagermiester tours is that of the eclectic, mixing a variety of bands together that make for an interesting and diverse show. Ranging in style with previous line ups with bands such as Skindred, Therapy? , Black Spiders, Slayer and Korn among others. Tonight the line up diversity is no different, with bands from Feed the Rhino right up to the occult heavy Ghost. The Brixton academy’s lush interior dripped in Jagermiester banners, along with a crowd clutching as many Jagermiester shots as possible, all ready for a metal party.
Darkness came to London for one night, when satanic death metal band Deicide arrived. Peddling their anti-Christian message, the Underworld finally lived up to its name, as it became the stage for Benton’s satanic sermon.
It’s finally here, the first full length album from the former Sabaton members Myhr, Montelius, Mullback and Sundén! Together with the ace vocalist Nils Patrik Johansson and Stefan “Pizza” Eriksson they’ve created an album that continues where their previous EP ended and takes Civil War to the next level!
Official release for the standard CD and digital version of the album is June 11. BUT we now offer you the possibility of pre-ordering these two super deluxe limited vinyl+CD combo packages (limited to 2000 copies worldwide). If you pre-order then you’ll get the album three weeks in advance; on May 22nd, depending on where you live.
This limited edition of the album come with BOTH Vinyl (2 x 12″ black vinyl) and CD, packaged in an exclusive 6 page Gatefold pack, and feature an exclusive bonus song; “March Across The Belts”. Check out the beautiful front cover of the album here.
It’s the last Friday in March, deep in the heart of what is supposed to Spring, with the onset of British Summer Time on the horizon – and it’s fucking freezing. In fact, the remnants of the previous weekend’s snow are still piled, not terribly neatly, at the edges of some pavements.
Add to the fact, that it’s Good Friday – which means that in this small part of the world the moral majority still dictate to the vast majority by forcing bars to remain firmly closed for all but a few fleeting hours and entertainment to finish at the unearthly hour of 11am! Read the rest of this entry »
Kiko Loureiro has just finished playing some dates in his home country of Brazil in support of last year’s “Sounds Of Innocence” his fourth solo effort to date. Besides all of the current activity surrounding his current solo work, Kiko is also excited to make another record with Brazilian power metal legends Angra. Following the departure of vocalist Edu Falaschi after the “Aqua” album released in 2010, the band has struggled to find a legitimate replacement for their longtime singer. Kiko recalls performing with Rhapsody Of Fire vocalist Fabio Leone aboard the recent 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise and what the future may hold in terms of the next singer for Angra. The gifted metal guitarist also shared his early musical influences and his advice to aspiring players… Read the rest of this entry »
AMARANTHE’s ‘The Nexus’ Lands at #12 on the Soundscan Heatseeker Chart
#36 Current Hard Music Albums Core Stores
#61 Hard Music Albums
#1 on the iTunes Metal Chart on Release Day!
AMARANTHE – The Nexus
Swedish/Danish modern metal sextet AMARANTHE released their new album, The Nexus,last week to great success! The album landed on the iTunes Metal chart at #1! Additionally, the band can reveal that they are positioned at an outstanding #12 on the Soundscan Heatseeker chart, #36 on the Current Hard Music Albums Core Stores chart, and #61 on the Hard Music Albums chart. Only more greatness to come from AMARANTHE!
“To finally have a proper release in the USA is awesome in itself, but to see it hit number ONE on the iTunes metal charts is mindblowing! We just recently learned that we are at #12 on the Soundscan Heatseeker charts, which is a really good indication for things to come as well,” states guitarist and keyboardist Olof Mörck. “Right now we are looking at every possible opportunity to come back to the US and perform over there again, our first and only show at the ProgPower festival in Atlanta was a great experience indeed! So watch out, as THE NEXUS live machine will hit American shores this year!”
Due to a “variety of personal issues and matters with one of the members,” San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS will not perform at Maryland Deathfest XI, set to take place May 23-26 in Baltimore. Replacing them on the bill are Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH.
EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has spent the last two years filling in for SLAYER founding axeman Jeff Hanneman who in January 2011 contracted necrotizing fasciitis, likely caused by a spider bite, and has been undergoing surgeries, skin grafts and intense rehab since.
EXODUS’ latest album, “Exhibit B: The Human Condition”, was released in North America on May 18, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Due to speculation, the band clarified the matter with the following statement:
“We have recently observed a whirlwind of speculation, conspiracy theories, and just plain ole dumb-assed comments on the internet regarding Exodus’ future and that of Gary Holt’s commitment to this band. The following is an attempt to shed some light on actual facts, as well as trying to clear the air. The reason we cancelled our appearance at this years Maryland Death Fest was, in fact, due to Gary’s commitment to his sudden and seriously ill father. Actually, just days prior to the start of the Metal Alliance tour, we were making arrangements to have someone fill in for Gary due to his unknown status. As things worked out, his father was able to recover to a somewhat stable condition, yet he is still not “out of the woods” and continues to be a closely monitored. This was obviously a private and personal matter that didn’t warrant public knowledge, but it seems the press release from MDF and then the interview given by Gary about not quitting Exodus was just a random coincidence and we felt it necessary to inform people of the real story. Exodus is not disbanding! Gary will continue to perform on the current Metal Alliance tour, as well as splitting his time between Exodus & Slayer in the future. The band (with Holt) will be appearing at this year’s Hell & Heaven Fest in Guadalajara Mexico as advertised on May 19th. After which, Gary will return home to support and care for his family. Our apologies to the MDF staff, as well as to the Exodus fans, who were eager to see us, and we hope everyone understands that family and loved ones comes first.”
The world’s most prestigious metal festival, Wacken Open Air, known for its elite line up of the globe’s best metal bands is bringing the largest metal contest on the planet Wacken Metal Battle to Canada. Recruiting 37 independent Canadian bands after hundreds of submissions to compete, Wacken Metal Battle Canadawill select one true champion to represent the nation with highest honour at this summer’s 2013 edition of Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken, Germany.