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TURISAS – Interview with violinist Olli Vänskä
By Peter Atkinson
Turisas violinist Olli Vänskä is a bit out frazzled and all apologies as he calls in from the studio in Helsinki, Finland, where the “battle metal” horde are rushing to finish work on their as-yet-untitled fourth album.
“I am calling late,” he says. “I had two interviews today. One of them I nailed right on time, this one I didn’t. I’m so sorry man. It’s a little crazy here.” Read the rest of this entry »
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Five of the worlds finest drummers and D’Addario’s MARCO SOCCOLI convened for a private dinner during this year’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Drumming icons BILL WARD (Black Sabbath) GENE HOGLAN (Testament, Death, Strapping Young Lad, Dethklok) DAVE LOMBARDO (Slayer, Philm) BRANN DAILOR (Mastodon) and Shawn Drover (Megadeth) all gathered for a night out in Anaheim last Friday (Jan 25th).
GENE HOGLAN had this to say about the evening:
”I had dinner with these fine gentlemen last night. Brann Dailor, Bill Ward, Dave Lombardo, Shawn Drover and Marco Soccoli. It was amazing, incredible and inspirational! ‘Hoglan further elaborated, “We were blessed to be able to get together to show our love and support for our dear friend and godfather to us all, Bill Ward. He is the nicest, sweetest man one could ever meet, and he has given so much support to our scene for ages, that for each of us to be a part of this round table discussion, this ‘summit’, if you will, was truly an unforgettable honor. And many, MANY thanks to our brother Marco Soccoli from D’Addario for putting us all together for Bill. When it happens again, you can count me in, TOTALLY!”
Gene Hoglan recently released his long-awaited instructional DVD, “The Atomic Clock”. Available at Hoglan Industries (http://hoglanindustries.com/) in the U.S. and at Reversed Records (http://www.reversedrecords.com/estore.html)in Canada, the disc showcases Hoglan’s three decades of experience of performing and recording with the world’s most well-known metal bands such as DEVIN TOWNSEND, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, ZIMMERS HOLE, and most recently FEAR FACTORY, along with many others on his resume.
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Dirk Verbeuren, drum skin assassin for Swedish melodic metal band SOILWORK, will be performing at this year’s Titans Of The Throne III Drum Festival at the House Of Rock in Miami, Florida on February 20th.
Also showcasing that evening will be Gus Rios (Malevolent Creation, Upon Infliction) and Derek Roddy (ex-Hate Eternal, Serpents Rise).
Tickets are $15 in advance; doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Titans Of The Throne Facebook page.
SOILWORK’s ninth studio album & first dual-disc release, The Living Infinite, will be released on February 27th in Asia (via license to Marquee Records), in Europe on March 1st, and in North America on March 5th.
Produced by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH), The Living Infinite features artwork by 2005’s Stabbing The Drama artist Mircea Eftemie Gabriel of MNEMIC.
Listen to the new song “This Momentary Bliss” on YouTube: http://youtu.be/LR2C2kEONIU
The album’s furious opening track, “Spectrum Of Eternity,” is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD here: http://bit.ly/euswsoe Trust us, this one will make your road rage pale in comparison.
SOILWORK’s world tour launches with a 54-show headlining trek through the U.S. and Canada this March. Support comes from Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, The Browning, and Wretched. Tour dates are:
03/12/13 Empire – West Springfield, VA
03/13/13 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
03/14/13 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
03/15/13 The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
03/16/13 Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
03/17/13 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC – CANADA
03/18/13 Dagobert – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
03/19/13 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON – CANADA
03/20/13 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
03/21/13 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
03/22/13 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
03/23/13 Token Lounge – Westland, MI
03/24/13 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
03/25/13 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
03/26/13 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
03/27/13 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
03/28/13 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
03/29/13 The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA
03/30/13 The Distillery – Calgary, AB – CANADA
03/31/13 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
04/01/13 The Generator – Prince George, B.C. – CANADA
04/02/13 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
04/03/13 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
04/04/13 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
04/05/13 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
04/06/13 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
04/07/13 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ
04/08/13 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
04/09/13 Las Vegas Country Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
04/11/13 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
04/12/13 Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
04/13/13 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
04/14/13 The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
04/15/13 Trees – Dallas, TX
04/16/13 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
04/17/13 Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
04/18/13 Lucky Mule – Abilene, TX
04/19/13 The Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
04/20/13 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
04/21/13 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
04/22/13 House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
04/23/13 Geo’s – McAllen, TX
04/24/13 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
04/26/13 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
04/27/13 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
04/28/13 The Casbah – Charlotte, NC
04/29/13 Kingdom – Richmond, VA
04/30/13 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
05/01/13 Mexicali Live – Teaneck, NJ
05/02/13 The Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY
05/03/13 Broadway Joes – Buffalo, NY
05/04/13 Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH
05/05/13 Music Hall – London, ON – CANADA
05/06/13 Station 58 – Syracuse, NY
05/07/13 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Advanced tickets and VIP Meet & Greet packages (early entry + a shirt of choice from the band’s merchandise) are available at EnterTheVault.com.
SOILWORK’s 2010 album, The Panic Broadcast, debuted on the American Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #88.
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RAW Metal (division of Metal on Metal Records) has recently put out 2 releases on cassette format (pro-tapes, limited to 66 copies each).
The first one is “On Crom’s Mountain”, the debut album of the UK heavy/doom metal brigands ARKHAM WITCH (originally released by Barbarian Wrath on CD in 2011). The tape edition has a new cover art (by Jowita Kaminska-Peruzzi) that will be also used on the vinyl edition of the album (to be out soon on Journey’s End Records). The most spot on and colourful description of this album must be from Hellride Music Forums (by Michael Ballue): “Ten (…) rough and ready, in your face metal smashers leaping out of the speakers to savage the listener like a rabid wolf. (…) The magnificent beast that first roared on the demo is just bigger, stronger and more experienced. (…) Arkham Witch have an all too rare ability to write songs that are unadulterated metal yet catchy and immediate beyond belief. As you head bang, they burrow into your brain like an aggressive horde of parasites. (…) There is a wealth of variety and not even close to a single clunker in this over 50 minutes of mayhem.(…)” You can find more info about “On Crom’s Mountain” and listen to the entire album on the page of this release.
The second cassette is OUTRAGE “7 is 1 and Other Tales” which is a tape-only compilation release, consisting of two titles this old German act recorded and self-released in 2006: “7 is 1 Take One” full-length and “Tales of Counted Sorrows” EP. These songs show the band developing their own particular style of blackened thrash metal with a touch of doom – the compositions have more twists and less early black metal elements than their old ’80s material (of which many songs were re-recorded in 2011 and released as “Go to Hell” CD), while still remaining quite primordial. One of the songs (“Killer”) features guest vocals by Volker “Iron Lung” Frerich of WARHAMMER. For more info about “7 is 1 and Other Tales” and for listening to a few tracks head on to the page of this release on Metal on Metal Records website.
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LA power/thrashers HERETIC have posted a video for “Child of War”, a song coming off “A Time of Crisis” album which we released last July by Metal on Metal Records. The clip was shot and directed by Metal Refuge TV’s FreddyMedal (a.k.a. Fred Swift of Down Heaval/Augmented) and can be seen on YouTube.
HERETIC is currently working on the follow-up effort which will feature such new tracks as “Demonize” (title track) and “Quick Sand”. This summer the band will come to Europe for the first time to play at the Headbangers Open Air festival in Germany, and the album is planned to be released in July.
Also OUTRAGE, German old school black/thrash band, have a new video featuring live footage as well. “Into the Abyss of Belial” is a song they wrote in 1985 and re-recorded in 2011 for “Go to Hell” album, released in November the same year through Metal on Metal Records. The clip was edited by Alexander Haas of Nodeoland and can be watched it on the label’s YouTube channel.
OUTRAGE is in the process of recording of their next album “The Elemental War”. The release is planned for 2013, which marks the 30th anniversary of the band. According to the founder and guitarist, Udo “The Bringer of Doom”, the new songs are in the same style as those he wrote in the ’80s, but the new album will be more raw sounding than “Go to Hell”.
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Metal on Metal Records announced the signing of the US power/heavy metal veterans ATTACKER and the release of their new album “Giants of Canaan”.
Mike Sabatini, the band’s drummer and founder, commented: “I just wanted to say on behalf of the band and myself, that we are thrilled to be working with Metal On Metal Records! Jowita and Simone do a fantastic first class job with their releases (no cheap packaging!) and are truly passionate about what they do. That in itself is very important to us, we didn’t want to just sign with anyone. We have had a great working relationship with Jowita for several years now with her doing the cover art for our last 2 releases, “The Unknown” and “Standing the Test of Time”, both awesome artworks. We look forward to nothing but great things to come with our new partners… See you on the road!!!”
Jowita Kaminska-Peruzzi, Metal on Metal Records CEO, added: “The first time I met the band was at my first Keep It True festival visit in 2004. Taking photos was just the start – then I worked for them on the cover arts and saw them live four more times. I had been kept updated on the vocalists search situation and I was really happy to hear they eventually got the great Bobby “Leather Lungs” Lucas – he is definitely a more than worthy successor to Bob Mitchell! This year marks the 30th anniversary of Attacker but in spite of their age they have more stamina than many young bands! It’s a great honor for us to be working with this legendary act of which we’ve been big fans for many, many years, but there’s also the friendship factor that makes things just perfect.”
“Giants of Canaan”, the 5th album of ATTACKER, will be released by Metal on Metal Records on February 2nd, at the Metal Assault festival where the band will perform alongside other legendary traditional metal acts like MANILLA ROAD, BROCAS HELM and RAVEN, as well as their label-mates SKELATOR. Visitors of the festival will have the chance to purchase the CD directly from the label or the band there.
“Giants of Canaan” was recorded at Katalomi Studios in New Jersey, engineered and mixed by Patrick “Taps” Guden and drummer Michael Sabatini, and mastered by the renown engineer Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New York. The new album contains pure classic heavy/power metal ATTACKER has been known for since years.
Three songs off the album, “The Hammer”, “Curse the Light” and “Black Winds Calling” are available for streaming from Metal on Metal Records website. And a short promo clip featuring a fragment of the title track can be watched on YouTube.
The track listing for “Giants of Canaan” is as follows:
- As They Descend
- Giants of Canaan
- Trapped in Black
- The Hammer
- Washed in Blood
- Sands of Time
- Curse the Light
- Black Winds Calling
- Steel Vengeance
- Born into Battle
- The Glen of the Ghost
The album art was painted by Jowita Kaminska-Peruzzi (who’s also the author of the previous covers of Attacker, Exodus, Witchburner, Forsaken, Meliah Rage, Manilla Road, Deceased, Arkham Witch and others). More details about “Giants of Canaan” and high-res cover image can be found on the page of this release.
ATTACKER “Giants of Canaan” CD can be pre-ordered with a discount from Metal on Metal Records website until February 2nd, while the digital download (in lossless formats) can be bought from the Bandcamp page.
ATTACKER was formed in 1983 in New Jersey and had their debut album “Battle at Helm’s Deep” released on Metal Blade Records in 1985. After the sophomore album “The Second Coming” the band split up in 1989. They came back to the scene 12 years later, in 2001. During that decade 2 full-length albums and a best-of compilation were released. After some hiatus the band recruited a new singer Bobby “Leather Lungs” Lucas (known from SEVEN WITCHES, OVERLORDE and MORBID SIN) and bassist Jon Hanemann, who replaced Lou Ciarlo in April 2012. With those two new musicians, the founding members Mike Sabatini (drums) and Pat Marinelli (guitars), as well as Mike Benetatos (guitars) who’s been in the band since the reunion, ATTACKER recorded their 5th album “Giants of Canaan”.
As mentioned above, the release of “Giants of Canaan” will coincide with ATTACKER‘s appearance at the Metal Assault III festival in Würzburg, Germany, where they will share the stage with MANILLA ROAD, BROCAS HELM, RAVEN, JUTTA WEINHOLD BAND, SKELATOR and others, followed by the headlining show at the Screaming for Metal festival in Madrid, Spain the next night. The band has more shows in the plans, including Childhood Heroes festival in March in New York (with HELSTAR, HERETIC, VIKING and WRATH), Warriors of Metal VI festival in June in Ohio (with MELIAH RAGE, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, STEEL ASSASSIN, TWISTED TOWER DIRE and many others), as well as a 2-week European tour in September including Ages of Metal festival in Belgium (with DIAMOND HEAD, TYGERS OF PAN TANG and others t.b.a.).
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Belgium-based metal legends ENTHRONED have announced new live shows in United Kingdom and Ireland as part of their Obsidium Campaign 2013. The tour will kick off on the 27th of February in Belfast (IE)and play in Dublin (IE), Glasgow (UK), London (UK) and Exeter (UK). More news below.
The band will be touring in support of their latest full-length album entitled “Obsidium”, released in March 2012 on Agonia Records, and quoted as one the best 2012 metal releases by PopMatters. Premier track off the album is available at this location:
ENTHRONED Obsidium Campaign 2013 dates:
February 27 – Ireland, Belfast – Voodoo
February 28 – Ireland, Dublin – The Pint
March 01 – UK, Glasgow – Audio
March 02 – UK, London – Elektrowerkz
March 03 – UK, Exeter – Cavern
Other confirmed shows:
May 30th – Serbia, Belgrade – Darkness Rising Festival
July 27th – Holland, Steenwijk – Stonehenge Festival
ENTHRONED on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Frater.Silurian
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Vigilance: ‘Queen of the Midnight Fire’
The Slovenian occult act Vigilance is proud to reveal the artwork of their upcoming album entitled “Queen of the Midnight Fire”.
“Queen of the Midnight Fire” is scheduled to be released on Metal Tank Records (Exact date T.B.A.). Ripping with its excellent mixture of genuine traditional Speed / Heavy Metal filled with profound devotion for primordial occultism, Vigilance itself reflects perfectly a lethal dose of true metal, real old school attitude fueled with dark emotions and spell bound intensity.
Prepare for a voyage beyond mortal knowledge.
The following song titles are expected to appear on “Queen of the Midnight Fire”:
1. Queen of the Midnight Fire
2. Behind the Cellar Door
4. What Lies Beyond…
5. Night Terrors
6. Four Crowns of Hell
7. Poetry and the Gods
8. Under Sulphurous Skies
9. Ritual of Death
More information can be obtained by visiting the renewed site at www.metaltankrecords.com
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New York death metal veterans, SUFFOCATION, have posted photos from their recent video shoot for the song “As Grace Descends” here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152111275674298.496675.62183074297&type=1. The clip was shot by director Tommy Jones (KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK, DEATH ANGEL) at Duff’s in Brooklyn, NY where several fans showed up for the filming. The song comes from their upcoming soon-to-be-death-metal-classic, Pinnacle of Bedlam.
Pinnacle of Bedlam album trailers:
Pinnacle of Bedlam is now available for pre-order! Order the CD or deluxe CD/DVD digipak version of the record, with or without an exclusive t-shirt design while supplies last, from the following location http://jsrdirect.com/webstores/nuclearblast/. Pinnacle of Bedlam will be released on February 15th in Europe and on February 19th in North America.
Pinnacle of Bedlam deluxe digipak track listing:
01. Cycles Of Suffering
02. Purgatorial Punishment
03. Eminent Wrath
04. As Grace Descends
05. Sullen Days
06. Pinnacle Of Bedlam
07. My Demise
09. Rapture Of Revocation
10. Beginning Of Sorrow
Bonus: The making of Pinnacle of Bedlam DVD
The brand new tracks “Cycles of Suffering” and “As Grace Descends” are available for streaming and free download now!
Pinnacle of Bedlam was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering was handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE). Pinnacle of Bedlam features 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on their Despise The Sun EP. Artwork was handled by artist Raymond Swanland (DEEDS OF FLESH, PSYCROPTIC).
SUFFOCATION were among the inductees for this year’s class of the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame. The event was held on October 18, 2012 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Pictures from the press conference can be viewed here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151091714073649.445624.41340788648&type=3.
View the video clip for the track “Cataclysmic Purification” at this location http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEYSU4XGLpI. The footage was directed by David Brodsky (ARSIS, GOD FORBID, KATAKLYSM, SWASHBUCKLE) with animation by Tim Kellen.
Blood Oath, the follow-up to 2006′s self-titled record, was recorded by Joe Cincotta (who worked on the band’s last two releases) and mixed by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH). Cover artwork was once again brought to life by Jon Zig (DEEDS OF FLESH, DISGORGE, GORGASM). The album was released on July 14, 2009.
For more info visit: www.facebook.com/Suffocation | www.nuclearblastusa.com/Suffocation | www.myspace.com/Suffocation
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BATTLECROSS, In Flames, Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish
Band set to hit the road this weekend with In Flames and will make its first appearance at New England Metal Fest in April
Detroit Thrashers Battlecross have announced that they will enter the studio next month to record their follow-up to their 2011 Metal Blade debut Pursuit of Honor, which topped the Sirius XM Liquid Metal charts, garnered great reviews and earned the band high profile tours, including last summer’s Trespass America Festival Tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage and Trivium. The band will begin recording immediately after the ‘Another Year, Another Tour’ with In Flames, Demon Hunter and All Shall Perish for 27 North American dates that begins on February 2 in Ft. Lauderdale.
Battlecross will look to Mark Lewis and crew at Audiohammer Studios in Florida to record their follow up to 2011/2012′s breakout album, scheduled for release in summer 2013. Lewis, responsible for the production and/or engineering for bands such as The Black Dahlia Murder, Trivium, Devil Driver, and Deicide said, “I can’t wait to be a part of Battlecross‘ next record. From the moment I heard the band I knew I wanted to be a part of their development. Hearing the new music has only solidified that feeling. Working with our good friends at Metal Blade and bringing great new music to the masses is what it’s all about.”
Eyal Levy will handle engineering duties on the record and Armored Saint’s Joey Vera, who mastered the band’s cover version of Pantera’s “Fucking Hostile,” will master.
Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala says the band is “stoked to be working with a prolific studio and producer at Audiohammer. We’re so focused on making a killer follow up album and we feel that Mark Lewis will help bring our raw, live sound to life.”
Metal Blade President Michael Faley said, “2013 is destined to be big year for Battlecross starting with a tour with In Flames in February, followed by recording the new album with Mark Lewis in March and April. We have high expectations for the bands sophomore effort which will be released to coincide with a massive tour this summer (stay tuned for details). We are excited by the band’s “non-stop” approach which has landed them on significant tours and support from Jose Mangin at Sirius XM Liquid Metal. Thanks for all the support from the metal community.”
In addition, festival organizer Scott Lee, recently announced the addition of Battlecross to the 15th annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts. This will be the band’s first appearance and will join Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Opeth and many more.
Pursuit of Honor’s three singles ‘Push Pull Destroy,’ ‘Man of Stone’ and ‘Breaking You,’ spent more than 50 combined weeks on Sirius XM Liquid Metal ‘Devil’s Dozen’ list of most requested songs, with ‘Push Pull Destroy’ at the top spot for five weeks last spring. The accompanying video has racked up more than 1.5 million views on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miZLob1Hi4I and was the break-out track for these high-energy thrashers.
Catch Battlecross on the road starting this weekend:
w/ In Flames, Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish
02/02 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
02/04 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
02/05 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
02/07 Covington, KY The Madison Theatre
02/08 Joilet, IL Mojoes
02/09 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
02/10 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
02/12 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theatre
02/13 San Diego, CA House of Blues
02/14 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
02/15 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theatre
02/16 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
02/18 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
02/20 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
02/21 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
02/22 Saskatoon, SK Odeon Events Centre
02/23 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick Centre
02/24 Fargo, ND The Venue
02/26 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
02/27 Guelph, ON Guelph Concert Theatre
02/28 Quebec City, QB Theatre Imperial
03/01 Moncton, NB Casino NB
03/02 Halifax, NS Cunard Centre
03/04 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
03/05 Clifton Park, NJ Upstate Concert Hall
03/06 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
03/07 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
New England Metal Festival
04/18 Worcester, MA The Palladium
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Finntroll – Blodsvept
FINNTROLL has now finished recording their 6th album, Blodsvept, which will be released via Century Media Records on March 25th in Europe and March 26th in North America! Recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Blodsvept features cover artwork by the band’s own guitarist Skrymer (who also did the artwork for the band’s previous releases). This painting perfectly visualizes the musical aura of FINNTROLL that combines influences of black and death metal with folk music, ska, Latin music, psychobilly, and Klezmer in a unique and insane sonic assault.
2. Ett Folk Förbannat
3. När Jättar Marschera
5. Rösets Kung
6. Skövlarens Död
9. Två Ormar
20.06.2013 – Jaworzno @ Metalfest Poland
22.06.2013 – Clisson @ Hellfest
20.06.2013 – Jaworzno @ Metalfest Poland
13.07.2013 – Ballenstedt @ Rock Harz Festival
More dates to be announced soon!
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“Reach Beyond the Sun” pre-order bundles, including vinyl and exclusive t-shirt available now
Shai Hulud has launched a brand new studio video on MetalBlade.com. The video spotlights guitar tracking for “The Mean Spirits, Breathing” from Reach Beyond the Sun, with guitarist Matt Fox, producer Chad Gilbert, and engineer Kyle Black. The video is streaming now on metalblade.com/shaihulud.
Shai Hulud recently unveiled the second single from Reach Beyond the Sun. The band partnered with Alternative Press to stream A Human Failing on AltPress.com. Fans might recall Alternative Press issue #216 from July of 2006, which featured a comprehensive oral history on Shai Hulud. To listen to A Human Failing, head over to AltPress.com HERE.
Shai Hulud’s new album, Reach Beyond the Sun, will be released on February 19th, 2013. The title track for the album is streaming on-line, and is available for purchase on iTunes HERE. To listen, visit metalblade.com/shaihulud. Throughout the next few weeks, the band will also be posting candid studio video blogs, new music, and more, so watch out for updates as they are made available.
“10 seconds into opener “The Mean Spirits, Breathing,” it’s indisputable that Reach Beyond the Sun is Hearts Once Nourished with Hope and Compassion proper sequel…the best Shai Hulud has sounded in 15 years.” 10/10, Outburn Magazine
“Matt Fox might not be a household name, but his influence on modern metal is irrefutable.” Noisecreep.com
East Coast record release shows
02/13 Amityville, NY Revolution
02/15 Haverhill, MA Anchors Up
02/16 Trenton, NJ Backstage at Champions
02/17 Danbury, CT Heirloom Arts Theater
Soundwave Festival (SOLD OUT)
02/23 Brisbane, Australia
02/24 Sydney, Australia
03/01 Melbourne, Australia
03/02 Adelaide, Australia
03/04 Perth, Australia
Failed States European Tour 2013
w/ Propagandhi, War on Women
04/12 Berlin, DE SO36
04/13 Hamburg, DE Grünspan
04/14 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg
04/15 Nottingham, UK Rock City w/ Comeback Kid
04/17 London, UK The Electric Ballroom w/ Comeback Kid
04/18 Glasgow, UK Garage w/ Comeback Kid
04/19 Sheffield, UK Corporation w/ Comeback Kid
04/20 Hasselt, BE Muziekodroom
04/21 Köln, DE Essigfabrik
04/23 München, DE Backstage
04/24 Zürich, CH Komplex
04/25 Wien, AT Arena
04/26 Milano, IT Officina Creative Ansaldo
04/27 Stuttgart, DE LKA
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TOM KEIFER EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF “THE FLOWER SONG” ON USATODAY.COM
FIRST SINGLE FROM LONG AWAITED SOLO DEBUT “THE WAY LIFE GOES” – DUE OUT APRIL 30
The time has come for fans of Tom Keifer who’ve been waiting over 10 years to finally hear his solo music. “The Flower Song” has premiered on USAToday.com, who proclaim “has the feel of a vintage Faces cut – a little ‘Maggie May,’ a little ’Ooh La La’ – with Keifer’s gritty vocals front and center.” It’s the first single from his highly anticipated solo album, The Way Life Goes, due out April 30 via Merovee Records in conjunction with ADA Label Services.
“The Flower Song” will be serviced to AAA radio stations nationwide on February 4, while “Solid Ground” will be serviced to all Rock formats on March 11.
“To me, that song is about how unbelievable it is that you’re able to find that one person that’s perfect for you,” as Tom Keifer explained to USA Today’s Brian Mansfield. “Obviously, it’s told from the perspective of a guy, but I think it’s true for both men and women: When you find that one person, it’s a miracle.”
The Way Life Goes ranges from intimate, organic, acoustic tracks to driving hard rock. It embraces the blues, rock and country roots that have always been present in his unique sound which has generated the sale of over 15 million records worldwide for Cinderella.
In touring news, Keifer will launch his first-ever solo tour on February 9 in Winston-Salem, NC at Ziggy’s. The 14-city trek of small, intimate rooms is an up-close and personal preview of songs from The Way Life Goes, along with some Cinderella classics. Dates beyond February 28 are currently in the works.
Check out Tom Keifer at any of the following stops:
2/09 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
2/11 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
2/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ JC Dobbs
2/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
2/16 – Salisbury, MA @ Blue Ocean
2/17 – Portland, ME @ Asylum
2/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
2/20 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd& Lindsley
2/22 – Chicago, IL @ Viper Alley
2/23 – Lexington, KY @ Buster’s
2/24 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Bag
2/26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
2/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century
2/28 – White Marsh, MD @ House of Rock
Visit Tom Keifer online:
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Chicago death metallers BROKEN HOPE have now posted a new EPK, which includes a brief recap of the band’s history, information about their upcoming album, and more. To watch it, please click the link below:
In regards to BROKEN HOPE’s new album, Jeremy Wagner (guitars) comments: “We finished writing the new BROKEN HOPE album and plan to start recording in March with Chris Djuric at Belle City Sound and Scott Creekmore at Mercenary Digital Studios. As reported recently, the 11 tracks include, ‘The Flesh Mechanic’ and ‘Give Me the Bottom Half’…and these are just the tip of a massive and sick iceberg. We plan to turn this new monstrosity in to Century Media in May–before our appearances at Extremefest (Germany) and Maryland Death Fest 2013.”
BH was formed in 1988 by Wagner while he was in high school. Shortly after formation, they recorded two demo tapes and signed with indie label, Grind-Core Records. Then in 1991, they released their debut album, Swamped In Gore, launching the band out of the underground and into the mainstream. From there, the band signed to Metal Blade Records and released three more albums, all stellar examples of BH’s fury, which etched their place in death metal history.
After BH’s last album (1999′s Grotesque Blessings) and world tours, Wagner cleaned house and put BH into “metal hibernation” in 2000. On January 20, 2010, original BH vocalist Joe Ptacek tragically committed suicide. He was only 37 years old. Before his death, Ptacek met with Wagner and Glass and discussed the resurrection of BH. With Ptacek’s death, Wagner and Glass took time off to reconsider their next moves.
In 2012, BH signed with Hard Impact Management and vowed to make BH a full-time monster– forever. Wagner and Glass recruited longtime friend and GORGASM vocalist, Damian Leski, as their new vocalist, and shortly after marked their return on the highly successful Carnival of Death tour. BH’s high-intensity COD concerts received top-praise, and confirmed BH was back, and more rabid than ever. BH is currently booked for the 2013 editions of Extremefest (Germany) and Maryland Death Fest.
BH’s first decade was filled with non-stop writing, touring, and constant visibility. The next chapter in their career will be even more productive as the band vows to never go away again.
BROKEN HOPE 2013:
Damian Leski – vocals
Jeremy Wagner – guitars
Shaun Glass – bass
Chuck Wepfer – lead guitars
Mike Miczek – drums
Swamped in Gore (1991)
The Bowels of Repugnance (1993)
Repulsive Conception (1995)
Grotesque Blessings (1999)
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Second annual Decibel Magazine tour to commence in May
Cannibal Corpse will be releasing a box set to commemorate their 25th anniversary: Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal. The box contains: all 12 full length studio albums in a 12 CD foldout case with new artwork, “Torturing and Eviscerating LIVE” on CD and LP Picture Disc recorded in Tampa, FL 2010 / Milwaukee, WI 2012, PLUS: NEW EXCLUSIVE images by VINCE LOCKE, 12″ X 12″ graphic prints of all 13 original album covers, and a 2013 Cannibal Corpse Calendar. The box will be in stores on March 19th and is available for pre-order, along with the previously announced series of Cannibal Corpse picture discs, at metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.
Kicking off in May, this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour gauntlet will last a full week longer than its 2012 counterpart, spanning over 30 North American dates. Presented by Metal Blade, Indiemerchstore.com, Nuclear Blast, Lace Pickups, Century Media and Season of Mist, the 2013 Decibel Magazine Tour will bring together the kind of globally-renowned, boundary-pushing innovators that have made it possible for the magazine to continue thriving for over 100 issues. Coming off a tour noted for Behemoth frontman Nergal’s triumphant return to the States following his battle with leukemia—which culminated in an explosive sold-out closing gig in New York City—Decibel had no choice but to go bigger and even more badass.
“We’re psyched to be headlining this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour along with Immolation and Napalm Death,” says Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster. “This is a lineup of bands that have been a consistent part of the death/grind scene for decades, and we’re proud to be a part of it. It will be a legendary night for extreme music.”
Here’s an early opportunity to score a great deal AND avoid standing in line. Twenty premium packages are available in each market that include your ticket to the show, a tour T-shirt, a tour poster, a super-exclusive “Skip the Line” pass to move you to the front when doors open, one free track, Scourge of Iron, from the forthcoming Cannibal Corpse box set, Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal (3/19), and one 10% off coupon for a purchase on IndieMerchStore.com. The price of this package is less than you would spend on a ticket and a tour shirt at the show! More details, including ticket info, will be announced at www.decibelmagazinetour.com.
2013 DECIBEL MAGAZINE TOUR DATES
May 10 / Houston, TX / Fitzgerald’s
May 11 / Dallas, TX / Trees
May 12 / San Antonio, TX / Backstage Live
May 14 / Tucson, AZ / The Rock
May 15 / Ramona, CA / Ramona Mainstage
May 16 / Santa Ana, CA / The Observatory
May 17 / Oakland, CA / Oakland Metro
May 18 / Portland, OR / Wonder Ballroom
May 19 / Seattle, WA / El Corazon
May 21 / Vancouver, BC / Commodore Ballroom
May 22 / Calgary, AB / MacEwan Ballroom
May 23 / Edmonton, AB / Starlight Room
May 24 / Regina, SK / Riddell Centre
May 25 / Winnipeg, MB / The Garrick
May 26 / St. Paul, MN / Mill City Nights
May 28 / Chicago, IL / Bottom Lounge
May 29 / Detroit, MI / Harpos
May 30 / Buffalo, NY / Town Ballroom
May 31 / Toronto, ON / The Phoenix
Jun 01 / Montreal, QC / Club Soda
Jun 02 / Boston, MA / Royale
Jun 04 / New Haven, CT / Toad’s Place
Jun 05 / Brooklyn, NY / Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jun 06 / Philadelphia, PA / Union Transfer
Jun 07 / Cleveland, OH / Peabodys
Jun 09 / St. Louis, MO / Pops
Jun 11 / Atlanta, GA / Masquerade
Jun 12 / Orlando, FL / Beacham
Cannibal Corpse’s latest release, Torture, landed the band at #38 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart upon its first week of release, making it the highest debut in Cannibal Corpse history! Torture landed at #7 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #4 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart and #32 Billboard Top Current Albums Chart. Produced by Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan, Torture continues to reap critical accolades from critics and fans around the globe and is yet another testament to Cannibal Corpse’s permanent allegiance to shrewdly arranged, pile-driving death metal madness.
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