CATARACT seeking new
After several discussions, Cataract and bass player Michael decided to
part ways. We thank him for everything in the past 8 years and wish him all the
best for his future!!!
We are now looking for an immediate replacement. We need a dedicated
person that is willing to play a lot, take part in regular rehearsals, spend
your holidays touring with the coolest bands, take some crazy rides and spend
weekends in vans, on stages and in foreign beds.
You should bring talent and experience in bands if possible, and it
would be ace if you listen to lots of metal and hardcore. You should be loving
this as we do, willing to share a future vision in the band and not being
afraid of changes and discussions. Creativity is a must.
We offer all of the above and some nice extras such as an endorsement
deal, a record contract, forthcoming touring all over Europe and more. There is
a bright future ahead for Cataract. We want you to be part of it.
Just send your application to email@example.com. Write everything we
would need to know about you. Don´t forget to write down your phone number too!
You will get an answer within a few days.
SHOWS CANCELLED: due to the missing link in the band we are
forced to call off the shows in Stuttgart/LKH and Berchtesgaden/Kuckucksnest.
Metal Blade Records signs Job for a Cowboy!
I am very pleased to announce the addition of AZ metal mayhem quintet Job
for a Cowboy to the Metal Blade Records roster. They are currently on
the Steers & Beers Tour with From
A Second Story Window, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, and Animosity
which just kicked off on June 10th and is already receiving very positive
feedback. Their EP ‘Doom’
is still available for purchase from the band’s site, select stores, and you
can get it from the band at their shows. Job For A Cowboy will be going into
the studio to record their first full length release at the end of the year and
will be out in Spring of 2007.
“We know so many bands that are working so very hard to be signed, and
we are extremely grateful that we have gotten this opportunity. We have not
taken anything for granted and we love to thank everyone that came to our shows
and supported us. And thank you to all the bands that we've made friends with
along the way, the promoters that taken so many chances on the band, and everyone
who’s been apart of our development." Job For A Cowboy
"We are very excited to welcome Job For A Cowboy to the Metal
Blade Family. They have done a tremendous job of promotion through their
myspace page and we look forward to continuing their amazing progress." Brian Slagel Owner/CEO Metal Blade Records
Ravi Bhadriraju (guitarist)
Jonny Davy (vocals)
Bobby Thompson (guitarist)
Elliot Sellers (drummer)
Brent Riggs (bassist)
Interview with Chris Barnes
of SIX FEET UNDER now up on the National Hockey League's official website!
A senior writer for NHL.com, the National Hockey
League's official website, recently conducted an interview with Chris Barnes of
Six Feet Under to talk about his attachment to the Buffalo Sabres, Chris’
hometown hockey team, who are playing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs right now.
Here’s an excerpt from the
interview that just took place on Wednesday, May 31 st:
Chris Barnes, the vocalist from the heavy-metal band Six Feet Under,
calls Tampa home these days, but his heart remains in his home town of Buffalo
-- and with his beloved Sabres.
For that reason, Barnes finds himself in his Tampa house every night
Buffalo plays in these Stanley Cup Playoffs, parked in front of the television
or listening to the team's radio broadcast through the Internet. The whole
time, he lives and dies by the fortunes of a team he has followed since his
childhood days in Buffalo .
Click the following like to check out the interview in it’s entirety:
UNEARTH - More album
III: IN THE EYES OF FIRE –
OUT 11th / 14th AUGUST 2006
It’s finally done – Massachusetts’ hottest are about to unleash a new
album filled with a crushing mixture of the best in Metal/Hardcore around.
After recording this piece of groundbreaking heavy music with producer legend
Terry Date (PANTERA, DEFTONES, WHITE ZOMBIE, SOUNDGARDEN…) in March 2006 the
band will finally release their highly anticipated follow-up to the greatly
awarded 2004 effort ‘The Oncoming Storm’ in early August 2006!
‘III: In The Eyes Of Fire’ will kick you’re a** with it’s dynamite-like
metallic hardcore on the 11th of August (G/A/S) / 14th
of August (rest of Europe).
“III- In the Eyes of Fire is our angriest, fastest, darkest and
heaviest album to date. In the past we have always come across better live than
on record, but this recording finally captures our live energy and aggression.
We can't wait to head back to Europe to play these songs live.” (Trevor Phipps)
MENDEED - + Chrome Division + Coldseed
NUCLEAR BLAST is proud to announce the release parties for MENDEED,
DIVISION and COLDSEED
in the following venues/cities:
Releaseparties Mendeed / Chrome Division / Coldseed:
23.06.06 Club - Prag Stuttgart
23.06.06 Rockfabrik - Augsburg
30.06.06 HMC - Ingolstadt
07.07.06 Komm - Bayreuth
07.07.06 Sputnikhalle - Münster
07.07.06 Ringlokschuppen - Bielefeld
08.07.06 Sumpfblume - Hameln
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER - Tour
Germany's most unique band DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER will
embark on an extensive tour in September to promote their new album
"Riders On The Storm" (in stores: August 25th). The dates are:
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER - RIDERS ON THE STORM TOUR 2006
+TÝR (Färöer Inseln) + HÄMATOM (D) + MINDCRIME (D)
06.09. Berlin - Kesselhaus
07.09. Rostock - Mauclub
08.09. Erfurt - Club Centrum
09.09. Andernach - JUZ Live Club
10.09. Hannover - Faust
12.09. Bochum - Matrix
13.09. Köln - Underground
14.09. Karlsruhe - Substage
15.09. Kaiserslautern - Kammgarn
16.09. Hamburg - Grünspan
17.09. Frankfurt - Batschkapp
19.09. Bielefeld - Forum
20.09. Nürnberg - Hirsch
21.09. München - Backstage
22.09. A-Wörgl - Komma
23.09. A-Traun - Spinnerei
24.09. A-Wien - Arena
26.09. Stuttgart - die Röhre
27.09. Heidelberg - Schwimmbad Music Club
28.09. Freiburg - Jazzhaus
29.09. CH-Winterthur - Salzhaus
30.09. CH-Bern - Gaskessel
09.12. Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
BLIND GUARDIAN - Special at Earthshaker
We're pleased to announce that Blind Guardian will be
guests at this year's Earthshaker Fest. Due to release their new album "A
Twist In The Myth" in the fall (on 01.09. 2006), we'll be premiering some
of the band's new songs over the PA for everyone in attendance to hear. The
band will also be holding an autograph session on Friday night; stay tuned for
In any case, we can confirm there will be a massive giveaway for the fans in
1st Prize - a Meet & Greet session for 10 people with Blind Guardian at the
Earthshaker Fest 2006. The winner will receive a big fan package containing a
CD, DVD, shirt and a commemorative photo with the band.
2nd Prize - 20 people will have the chance to participate in soccer goal target
Blind Guardian. Each person who wins against Blind Guardian will receive a
special Earthshaker package that includes a t-shirt, poster and CD sampler.
You want to win ? To enter click HERE.
Contest closes on July 10th.
HAMMERFALL - Studio news
HAMMERFALL recently entered the studio to begin recording
the follow-up to 2005's “Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken”.
The album will be released on October 20th, through Nuclear Blast Records, with
a single release on the track “Natural High” available on September, 22nd.
Other song titles on the album include "Carved In Stone,"
"Titan," "Dark Wings, Dark Words," "Shadow
Empire," "Rebel Inside," "Threshold, "Howlin' With The
Pac," and "The Fire Burns Forever”.
Guitar player and main songwriter
Oscar Dronjak comments: “Our goal was to get as heavy and energetic production
as we had on the previous albums, but to improve it and the performance even
more. Musically, we built on the foundation of our previous work and developed
the sound, and perhaps brought back some of the speed.
Without losing the
heaviness and the groove, of course. HammerFall is, and always will be, a Heavy
Everyone who will visit this years Earthshaker Festival (www.earthshaker-fest.de)
will get the chance to listen to one of those new tracks live. Says Oscar: “We
will do "The Fire Burns Forever", the song we recorded a video
together with the Swedish athletics a couple of weeks back. As far as I know,
it will be available for download during August only, so it will be in
promotion for that. We're also going to bust out a few songs we haven't done in
a while, just for fun.”
Don’t miss it!
Oscar, Joacim & Stefan along with Producer Charlie Bauernfeind
AMON AMARTH announce more album
Swedish Viking death metal heroes AMON AMARTH have set "With
Oden On Our Side" as the title of their sixth full-length album
The CD was recorded at Fascination
Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren.
Track listing "With Oden On Our
01. Valhall Awaits Me
02. Runes to My Memory03. Asator
04. Hermod's Ride to Hel (Lokes Treachery Part 1)
05. Gods of War Arise
06. With Oden On Our Side
07. Cry of the Black Birds
08. Under the Northern Star
09. Prediction of Warfare
"With Oden On Our Side" will
be released the 22nd (G/A/S) / 25th (Europe) of
September on Metal Blade Europe. There will be a limited first edition with
a bonus disc. This bonus disc contents the AMON AMARTH gig from 2004´s edition
of the infamous Wacken Open Air!
AMON AMARTH will be doing a full European headlining tour
in October this year!
Hate Eternal complete filming of live
US Death Metal giants Hate Eternal headlined The Garage in
London on June 4 and recorded a special set that was filmed for a live DVD
release, as yet untitled, and due out October this year.
The DVD will include:
The full London set (Sunday 4th June)
An in depth interview with the band filmed immediately
post-gig Documentary on the making of "I, Monarch" On tour footage
All of the band's promo videos including "Powers That Be" and
Hate Eternal continue their tour in Europe until June 10.
The band recently completed a US trek in support of Chimaira and Arch Enemy.
The band's current album, "I, Monarch" was the
last to feature departed drummer Derek Roddy, who was replaced by Reno Kiilerich
for the European tour.
Anata blown away by US debut at
Swedish tech-death maestros Anata made their US debut
appearance at the Maryland Deathfest over the weekend of May 27 and 28,
alongside Earache labelmates Severe Torture and Municipal Waste.
According to one audience member Anata had a bigger
audience than any other band; bigger than Vital Remains, bigger than Dismember
and Necrophagist. The place was packed!
Vocalist and band mastermind Fredrik Schälin enthused;
"The reactions from the crowd was great, both on stage and afterwards.
Lots of photos of us were shot and albums signed. A lot of fans told us that we
were the main reason for them going to the festival. Even some of the other
bands (Neuraxis, Alarum) were thrilled to meet us. But this was of course
mutual, both great bands.... ³We were blown away!"
The band¹s new album, ŒThe Conductor¹s Departure¹ is due
out via Wicked World on June 19.
Crowpath European tour
Swedish band Crowpath have announced European dates
following their latest album Son of sulphur, (a concept album about an
They will be setting Europe alight
15/06 Selestat, France @ Zone 51 (w/Hatebreed)
16/06 Verdun, France @ Auberge de Jeunesse (w/Shall not
17/06 Luzern, Switzerland @ Sedel (w/Cropment, Amok)
19/06 Lyon, France @ the Sonic (w/Amen ra, Geneva)
20/06 Strasbourg, France @ Molodoi
22/06 Hoogeveen, Holland @ Trashfest
23/06 Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4 (w/Psalm)
24/06 Reims, France @ CS Turenne (w/Shall not kill)
01/09 Helsingör, Denmark @ Elvaerket (w/Mugshot, MCIP)
02/09 Roskilde, Denmark @ oBscene (w/Mugshot, MCIP)
Deicide will be over in the UK for press and interviews
from 5th July until 8th July Email firstname.lastname@example.org for interviews or call
07957 687 983 New Deicide album out 21st August 2006.
DEICIDE US DATES
DEICIDE slaughter the Iliff Park Saloon on 6/6/06 and forge
forward with more dates for July!
Fresh off the heels of a brutally successful 6/6/06 show at
the Iliff Park Saloon in Aurora, Colorado, DEICIDE have confirmed a series of
July tour dates. Their 6/6/06 show went off with spark and delivered both
classic and new materials, satisfying the savagely adoring crowd of loyal fans!
DEICIDE have also released a US, UK, and European iTunes EP appropriately named
"The Stench Of Redemption (666) EP" featuring 2 tracks from the
forthcoming full-length, "The Stench of Redemption" due out on 8/22.
DEICIDE are set to bring their ferocity back to the US in full support of
"The Stench of Redemption ." Confirmed dates are as follows:
July 12th - Corpus Christi, TX
July 13th - McAllen, TX
July 14th - Laredo, TX
July 15th - Austin, TX
July 16th - Houston, TX
There are no European dates for Deicide scheduled at
present, but you can be sure they will be touring in Europe soon following the
release of "The stench of redepmtion".
Check Earache.com for updated tour and venue information
and make sure to download your copy of "The Stench Of Redemption (666)
EP" from the iTunes music store NOW!
Biomechanical 666 show
On the 06-06-06 Biomechanical made their way to Bournemouth
to play a show packed with awesome extreme metal bands!
Frontman Jon said "Headliners Akercocke have been
fantastic with everybody... it was a night of crushing metal with Malefice,
Joda Cema and the Akercocke boys - the place was packed!"
Biomechanical hit the stage with "Enemy Within"
and "The Empires of the Worlds" both taken from the latest
Biomechanical album "The Empires of the Worlds" - out on Earache
records. Biomechanical dedicated The Emperial March to the guys from Akercocke
who share a huge passion for the Star Wars movies and finished the set with a
frantic rendition of Raining Blood.
Catch Biomechanical at Uxfest 2006, on Sunday 6th August at
Carling Islington Academy.
Anata Uk Tour
ANATA CONFIRM UK DATES
Swedish band Anata have confirmed 5 UK dates after the
release of their 4th album "The conductor's departure" (Released June
19th on Wicked world) The tech-deathsters will headline the following shows:
July 15 2006
ANATA/Callous @ The Brickyard Carlisle, UK Jul 16 2006
ANATA/Callous @ The Engine Room Brighton, UK Jul 17 2006 ANATA/Callous @ The
13th Note Cafe Glasgow, UK Jul 19 2006 ANATA/Callous @ Hostile Manchester, UK
Jul 21 2006 ANATA/Callous @ The Red Room Hawick, UK
Lacuna Coil announce UK headline tour
Italian Rock sensations LACUNA COIL have announced they
will be heading back to the UK for a headlining tour this fall, in support of
their new album "Karmacode".Since the release of
"Karmacode" in April of this year LACUNA COIL have already made their
mark on the music world, with worldwide critical acclaim for
"Karmacode", a sold out US tour with the legendary Rob Zombie, they
have graced the covers of over 40 magazines across the world including the UK's
Metal Hammer, Terrorizer & Burn with more stunning covers to follow in the
coming weeks and months, a top 40 UK single for their debut "Our
Truth", a prestigious main stage slot on this years Download Festival, a performance
at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards due to be televised across Europe by
LACUNA COIL will then head back out to the US to perform on
the main stage at this years Ozzfest.
The second single to be taken from "Karmacode" is
LACUNA COIL's mesmerising version of the classic Depeche Mode track "Enjoy
The Silence",which is due to be released on Monday 26th June.Far from
merely copying the original, 'Enjoy The Silence' sees Lacuna Coil really
explore their own musicality and give a classic pop song a brand new twist.
Cristina and Co will be hitting the road in the UK
throughout October for one of the Autumn's hottest tours.
Catch them at the following venues:
6th Portsmouth Pyramids (tel: 02392 824355)
7th Cardiff Coal Exchange (tel: 020920 488020)
8th Birmingham Academy (tel: 0870 7712000)
10th Glasgow Barrowlands (tel: 0871 220 0260 / www.gigsinscotland.com
/ doors 7pm)
11th Nottingham Rock City (tel: 0115 958
8484/www.alt-tickets.co.uk / doors 7:30pm/ tickets Â£15)
12th Manchester Academy (tel: 0161 832 1111)
13th London Astoria (tel: 0870 060 3777)
16th Dublin Olympia (www.mcd.ie/www.ticketmaster.ie / tickets â‚¬27.65 inc booking fee / doors 7pm)
17th Sheffield Corporation (tel: 0114 276 0262/ doors 7pm /
Other ticket outlet: : www.getLIVE.co.uk /
0870 400 0688 ( 24hrcc)
TICKETS ON SALE FROM MONDAY 12TH JUNE 2006
(Full European dates available www.centurymedia.de Â
- supports to be announced shortly)
Conquer Records News June 2006
Conquer Records is extremely proud to announce recent
signing of Polish avant-garde black/death metal act - DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS!!!
Their latest masterpiece "Plurima Mortis Imago" – will hit the
streets at the end of September this year and will prove that not everything
has been done in this genre yet!!!
The album contains the following tracks: Lunarium, Rebellion of Will Manifesto, Visions of Kingdom to come…, Dracula’s
Mechanized Universe, Funeral of God, Alpha & Omega Spaces, Crowned to be
crucified, Smell of Death, SataniChaoSymphony. Check out some tracks from the
upcoming album at the band’s website:
THREAT SIGNAL - On metal TV show
Due to scheduling conflicts, Canuck thrash legends Razor
will not be able to perform at the July 8th fundraising show for the Heavy
Metal Music Association of Canada at The Marquee (280 Coxwell St) in Toronto,
They have been replaced by rising Canadian stars THREAT SIGNAL who have
released their debut on Nuclear Blast on May 26th. Also appearing on the bill
are TRIPCHORD. This show will be filmed as a pilot for a metal TV show Metal On
Metal hosted by HMMAC CEO Ray "Black Metal" Wallace.
The show is described as a "Heavy Metal version of Soul
Train", based on Canadian acts with audience participation in Metal Mental
Meltdown Trivia where fans can win prizes based on answering questions from the
Heavy Metal board game of the same name.
GOREFEST - + Mendeed confirmed for
Two more Nuclear Blast acts have been confirmed for the
2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth:
Dutch Death Metal legend GOREFEST and UK Metalcore sensation MENDEED have been
added to the bill.
The guys are in excellent company: other confirmed Nuclear
Blast artists are DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, COMMUNIC, DEATHSTARS, EDGUY,
EKTOMORF, HAMMERFALL, KATAKLYSM, KNORKATOR, ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD
QUARTET, RAGE, SCAR SYMMETRY, SOILWORK, and WINTERSUN.
In addition, BLIND GUARDIAN will appear at the event as
special guests but will not perform. The band will hold a listening session for
their upcoming album, "A Twist in the Myth" (due in September), and will also
take part in an autograph session on July 21.
Finnish metallers Insomnium have completed their
Finnish metallers Insomnium have completed their third album. The new
release is titled "Above the Weeping World" and contains nine tracks
of epic melodic death metal.
All the familiar Insomnium ingredients - sorrow
and fury, melancholy and anguish – are present but in a meaner and tighter
form. Working in the famous Fantom and Finnvox studios has made sure that this
time the overall sound is stunningly heavy. The album is released in October
2006 by Candlelight Records.
A Video for the song "Mortal Share" will be launched before
"This is by far the best Insomnium album", Says vocalist and
bassist Niilo Sevänen. "This is the First time we feel that we really
succeeded in studio and all the songs sound just the way they should. This time
we also feel that we have nine great tracks on the album – none of the songs
are any weaker than the others. Even the video looks really cool. So naturally
we are very, very happy with the result " here is a link for a sneak
preview of the demo version of the video.
INSOMNIUM - Above the Weeping World out 09/10/06
1. The Gale
2. Mortal Share
3. Drawn to Black
4. Change of Heart
5. At the Gates of Sleep
6. The Killjoy
7. Last Statement
8. Devoid of Caring
9. In the Groves of Death
Catch the band live at the following shows:
01.7 Tuska Festival, Helsinki, Finland
30.9 Bloodstock Festival, Derby, UK
13.10 Baroeg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
14.10 Dynamo, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Arnocorps - The Greatest
Band Of All Times UK & Ireland Tour '06
"Action Adventure Hardcore Rock and Roll" heroes are about to
embark on a large UK and Ireland tour.
See you at the party!
23-06-2006Club 85, Hitchin
- 24-06-2006The Soundhaus, Northampton
All dayer w/ The Litmus Kids + Juggernaut Punch + Never So True + 1000 Hertz +
Goodbye To The Bad Guy + The Atrocity Exhibit. Starts 4pm. Tickets £5, includes
entry to Blastchamber clubnight.
- 25-06-2006The Phoenix, Dartford, Kent All dayer w/ The Inbreds + more
- 28-06-2006The Cluny, Sunderland
- 29-06-2006Junktion 7, Nottingham
- 30-06-2006Dublin Castle, Camden, London
- 02-07-2006SW Unite Festival, Townhouse, Torquay Headlining second stage,
three day festival - click here for more details!
- 03-07-2006Flapper & Firkin, Birmingham
- 04-07-2006Tom's Bar, Pontypridd, Wales
- 06-07-2006Richardson's, Galway, Ireland
- 07-07-2006The Bunker @ Lavery's, Belfast, Ireland
- 08-07-2006Bohemian's Bar, Dublin, Ireland
- 09-07-2006Fred Zeppelin's, Cork, Ireland
- 11-07-2006The Soundhaus, Glasgow, Scotland
- 13-07-2006Two Pigs, Cheltenham
- 14-07-2006Townhouse, Torquay
- 15-07-2006The Attic, Oakley Arms, Rushden, Northamptonshire
UNEARTH shoot their first video for upcoming album
III: In The Eyes Of Fire!
On June 6th, UNEARTH teamed up with Darren Doane (Def Tones, Every Tim
e I Die, As I Lay Dying, A Life Once Lost and Poison The Well) to create their
first video for ‘Giles’ from their upcoming Metal Blade Records
release III: In The Eyes Of Fire
The footage was shot at a massive soundstage in Burbank, California to
capture the bands raw, pure metal in this performance driven video clip.
Director Darren Doane on UNEARTH and the new Giles video,
“Music videos are a tricky thing. To show the band, to show a movie? Or both?
In my opinion, a video should do one thing and be an extension of who the band
is. As much as I love telling stories, I love bands more. Sometimes I get a
song so brutal that I can’t even imagine a storyline. This is what happened
when I heard this new Unearth song.
Music evokes imagery. How to embrace
UNEARTH and add that external extension to the power of the song became the
question. To make the biggest performance video we can; was going to be about
hundreds and thousands of amps of light. One of my favorite lighting
coordinators/Gaffers is a man named Joel Unagnst.
He's been involved in some of
the biggest and best projects ever. From No Doubt, to Metallica, Van Halen,
Motley Crue... So, I begged him to be apart of this video and help me create a
world of light, darkness, shadows, lightning, with exploding surges of lights.
He agreed and we are off. In the end it will not be about the lights. The
lights and lack of light has one job, and that’s to embrace the song and power
of the band. If we forget that, we lose. Videos are about the band. This band
kicks a**. This video must kick a**.”
**To check out a sneak of the video ‘Giles’ before it airs go to the
following link where you can either view or download the trailer.
Don’t miss UNEARTH as they tour on Ozzfest all summer long!
CELLADOR new video online
”Ok, so some of you may know that our debut album entitled ENTER
DECEPTION is coming out here very soon, June 27th in the USA, June 21st in
Japan, and June 30th in Europe. We have lots of interesting stuff including a
bunch of reviews, interviews, media coverage, starting to take shape for our
record, we'll try to post as much of it as we can as they come along for all of
As stated in the last update we have released and unveiled the first
track off our debut record called "Leaving All Behind" through a
number of different sites like myspace.com
and through Metal Blade's European, USA, and Japanese websites.
weeks after release we found out from Metal Blade that Leaving All Behind
actually made the Top 10 most downloaded tracks the first 2 weeks it was
released on downloadpunk.com, the
website that Metal Blade releases all their band's audio clips from. The song
reached as high as #6, which we heard was quite amazing especially for a band's
first record and audio clip. This is great because it’s showing us the interest
that’s being generated already for our band which is awesome and only has us
more pumped for its release.
Also the radio add date for ENTER
DECEPTION is June 13th, essentially meaning it goes to all metal and hard
rock radio stations in the USA at that time for radio play.
Be sure to call in
to your station and request CELLADOR if you’re not already hearing it in the
coming weeks. Show them there really is a rising US interest in
power/speed/true metal, we already see it and know it but some of these out of
touch radio guys need to hear it from you!! We did a bunch of radio ID's so you
very well may even be hearing us introduce our own song for you guys when it
Our video we recorded for the song Leaving All Behind off our
debut record is completely finished and can already be viewed at HERE but we are waiting a little bit still
before exhibiting it ourselves due to the policy of many potential TV shows
that will be playing the video!
We played a number of shows these last weeks that were very successful
and are very anxious to begin touring for our debut record. Keep checking back
in the next weeks to find out all the information on tour dates.” CELLADOR
RED AIM recording new
"Yes, it is true. RED AIM are on the verge of a new aera. As
reported in the media before, Dr. Rogers and crew have transcended into the
realms of the ones who love to love the dead. WE promised you more details from
the crypt - and now it´s time to unleash some facts:
Some days ago the saartanic five have finished a first studio session for the
upcoming album "The Pink Necromantic". The title track (which will be
the leading theme for the concept of the album - "the main theme of the
necromantic as he rises") and some more catchy tracks have been recorded
and will be mixed while these news come to light.
One or two more studio sessions in different studios with different
producers are on the schedule for the upcoming months, and the pink necromantic
is supposed to see the pale light of a release later this year.
The concept of the pink necromantic will be accompanied by a mere philosophical
essay based upon the words of some classical philosophers as well as the deeds
of some necromantic gentlemen in history."
MNEMIC - Begin tracking new album
The Danish Metal Machine MNEMIC have begun recording their
yet-to-be-titled third album for Nuclear Blast Records in Los Angeles.
Production is being handled by Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory, Threat
Signal) as well as new addition Warren Riker (Down, Cathedral, The Fugees) who
began tracking the band at Track Record Studios (Kiss, Megadeth, Aerosmith)
this past weekend.
The band had this to say, "Finally after 2 weeks of
rehearsals and pre-production we've started tracking the drums with Warren
Riker and Christian Olde Wolbers in North Hollywood. We've been really busy
working on 13 brand new songs that kick a**, and along with new singer Guillaume
Bideau (ex-Scarve) this marks a new era for the band. Things are sounding great
and we are just getting started!"
This marks the first time that MNEMIC have done pre-production and recording in
America and the second production project of Olde Wolbers for Nuclear Blast as
he recently turned the knobs for Threat Signal's debut Under Reprisal (due out
August 22nd in North America). He commented recently, "I'm honored to get
the opportunity to work with MNEMIC, and I am actually a fan of the band."
The follow-up to 2004's "The Audio Injected Soul", MNEMIC's new album
is due out in early 2007.
BLEED THE SKY - Guitarist in critical
Orange County's BLEED THE SKY have
issued the following statement regarding the condition of their guitarist Wayne
Miller, who was recently hospitalized in Louisville while the band was on tour
"We all went and saw Wayne at the hospital today in Louisville. According
to the doctors he has severe pneumonia caused by some sort of viral infection
which they haven't pinpointed yet. The infection has caused lots of
complications where he's essentially on life support to breathe for him, keep
him hydrated and protect against further infection. They thought it was an
appendicitis at first, and then a form of strep thoat, but now they're not
sure. His condition, they said, is critical but stable. We're going to be here
until he gets back on his feet, so any shows as of now, we will not be playing
until further notice. Based on what we saw, he doesn't look like he's going to
be getting out of that bed any time soon, it's really serious."
Get well soon, Wayne!
Sandwiched between a three day mini tour with OBITUARY in
June and a more substantial UK tour as main support to CRYPTOPSY in August
GOREROTTED's Wilson and Ben are guest DJ's at HELLBOUND at the Mean Fiddler,
London on Friday July 21st.
HELLBOUND is an earth-shaking Terrorizer sponsored
soundclash of the very best new and classic tunes that takes place every third
Friday in conjunction with ROCK at the Mean Fiddler in the heart of stinking
London. Expect a brutal set of tracks that rock GOREROTTED's sick and twisted
world plus Metal Blade giveaways. For more info: www.rocklondon.co.uk
The final dates for the Cryptopsy / Gorerotted are
confirmed and tickets are on sale now! The London show on August 19th has now
been moved to the Mean Fiddler. The legendary Celtic Frost will be headlining
with Cryptopsy, Gorerotted and She Said Destroy supporting. It’s Celtic Frost's
first time in the UK for years so expect a packed out show. Doors are at 4.30PM
with Gorerotted hitting the stage at 6pm. It’s an early curfew so make sure you
get down there in time!
CRYPTOPSY / GOREROTTED / SHE SAID DESTORY / SYLOSIS
UK AND IRELAND TOUR
12 August 2006 - Ghostfest Festival (Cockpit) - Leeds,
13 August 2006 - Rock City - Nottingham, England
14 August 2006 Satan¹s Hollow, Manchester, England
15 August 2006 - An Cruiscin Lan - Cork, Ireland
16 August 2006 - Temple Bar Music Venue - Dublin, Ireland
17 August 2006 - Barfly - Glasgow, Scotland
18 August 2006 - TBC
19 August 2006 - Mean Fiddler - London, England (+ CELTIC
20 August 2006 - The Waterfront - Norwich, England
27.06 Rimini, The Velvet (Italy) with Evergreen Terrace,
Boy Sets Fire
!!!!29.06!!! Frankfurt show cancelled – instead the play in
Saarbrücken, Garage w/ Evergreen Terrace, Madball
01.07. Rhauderfehn (Germany), JuKuz
05.07. Augsburg (Germany), Kantine w/Evergreen Terrrace
06.07. Berlin (Germany), Kato w/Evergreen Terrrace
07.07. Bielefeld (Germany), Falkendom w/Evergreen Terrrace
08.07. Burning Season Festival, Unterrohr (Austria)
15.07. Frankfurt (Germany), 025 w/Cataract
22.07. Zabbaduscher Open Air, Urbach (Germany)
05.08. Fredericia Hardcore Fest, (Denmark)
15.09. Oberwil, Destroying Minds Fest, (Switzerland) w/
Fear My Thoughts and more
The Ocean live
04.08. Fredericia (DK) Fredericia Hardcore Fest
05.08. Chemnitz, Welcome Goodbye Summer Open Air w/Maroon u.a.
09.08. Cottbus, Gladhouse
10.08. Svojsice u Prelouce (CZ), Brutal Assault Festival w/Napalm Death/Morbid
Angel/Fear Factory a.v.a.
12.08. Barcelona (E) Saint Feliu Festival
13.08. Wellin (B) Sortie 23 Festival w/Hatesphere/DeathByStereo u.v.a.
18.08. Dinkelsbühl, Summerbreeze Festival w/ Gojira, Kreator, Heaven Shall Burn
26.08. Gent (B) Ieper Fest
ALL SHALL PERISH - Video preview
Oakland Death Metal band All Shall Perish have released a
30 second teaser from their upcoming video for “Eradication”. The video was shot
on a massive sound stage in Ojai, Ca at the Brooks Institute by the up and
coming director and skateboarding enthusiast Richie Valdez (The Red Chord,
The song “Eradication” comes off of the band’s new album “The Price of
Existence” which will be released Aug 8th
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FU MANCHU - Signed a worldwide recording agreement with The Century
Legendary Orange County hard rockers FU MANCHU to
release tenth album early next year.
After nine albums, countless world tours and more
than a dozen years of leading their scene, FU MANCHU – perhaps the
definitive Southern California hard rock band of the last decade – have signed a
worldwide recording agreement with The Century Family. Their tenth,
as-yet-untitled album will surface in early 2007 on Century Media Records in
Europe and on Liquor and Poker Music in America. An Asian release will be
confirmed in the coming months.
“FU MANCHU is one of the most influential rock
groups of recent times,” says Marco Barbieri, president of The Century Family
and Liquor and Poker Music’s “high roller.” “We’re proud and excited to
welcome the band to our roster, and we look forward to being part of a new
chapter of their impressive history.”
Founded by guitarist/vocalist Scott Hill, FU
MANCHU debuted their ‘70s-inspired fuzz rock on 1994’s acclaimed “No
One Rides For Free”. Over the next decade, the group received extensive
international acclaim for such landmark albums as 1996’s “In Search Of…”, the
following year’s “The Action Is Go”, 2000’s “King of the Road” (hailed by
Rolling Stone as “the ultimate desert-rock car album”) and “California Crossing”
Most recently, the group released “Start The
Machine” in 2004. Supported by a nationwide tour with Corrosion of Conformity,
the album was praised by All Music Guide as proof that “FU MANCHU have actually
improved with age: They first stood out simply as one of the first groups
to do what they do, and now deservingly stand out as one of the best at
what they do.”
The band – which for the last four-plus years has
featured Hill, drummer
Scott Reeder (ex-Smile) and longtime members Bob
Balch (guitars) and Brad
Davis (bass) – also has several famous alumni:
Nebula mainstays Eddie Glass
and Ruben Romano, as well as former Kyuss/Queens
of the Stone Age drummer Brant Bjork.
FU MANCHU will track their new album at
Hollywood’s Grandmaster Recorders studios (Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Black Crowes) –
where they also recorded “In Search Of…” and “The Action Is Go” – with
co-producer Andrew Alekel (Weezer, Rancid, Queens of the Stone Age). The band plans
to record 13 new songs and, in classic FU fashion, three cover songs: The
Cars’ “Moving In Stereo,” Void’s “Who Are You” and Van Halen’s “D.O.A.”
“We are excited to be working with Liquor and
Poker and the entire Century Family,” Hill says. “We feel that they really
understand rock bands like us. Our new record is heavier, thicker, fuzzier and
more aggressive than anything that we've done for a while. We can’t
wait to get this record out and then hit the road to play these songs live.
We can only turn up so much at practice, but these songs are meant to be
Although recording will take precedence for the
immediate future, FU MANCHU will perform live periodically throughout the
rest of 2006 and kick off a full world tour early next year.
Coil - Release 'Enjoy The Silence' as 2nd Single
Following on from the chart success of their
debut single ‘Our Truth,’ LACUNA COIL’s second single to be taken from the
critically acclaimed album ‘Karmacode’. ‘Enjoy The Silence’ is due to be
released in the UK next Monday, 26th June 2006
The band have created an intense and mesmerizing
reworking of the Depeche Mode classic, adding new arrangements and vocal
parts to make it the perfect LACUNA COIL song.
The single is available in 3 different formats
(see below) including live versions of “To The Edge” & “Fragile” as well
as “Virtual Environment” a previously unreleased track. Also watch out for
the Digipak-version that contains an interview enhancement and a free
poster as well as a 7” vinyl-single that comes in blue vinyl.
Andrea Ferro (male vocals) checks in with the
following report: “Hi everyone, just checking in from home. We are
almost done with our round of European festivals, and it’s really been a blast!
Some shows, we played in front of some of the biggest crowds we’ve ever
seen, and with so many of our favourite bands.”
Right now the band is gearing up for their
much-anticipated return to the U.S. on June 29th as part of this year’s Ozzfest
main stage line-up. In between they will play a number of high profile
off-dates this summer with the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu and
Disturbed, among others.
AN EXCLUSIVE LIVE VERSION OF ‘ENJOY THE SILENCE’
IS AVAILABLE ONLY ON iTUNES FROM MONDAY 26TH JUNE:
Enjoy The Silence will be available in the
Enjoy The Silence - Vol I (CD Single Digipack +
Enjoy The Silence
To The Edge (live)
Enhanced video interview
Enjoy The Silence - Vol II (CD Single)
Enjoy The Silence
Virtual Environment (previously unreleased)
Enjoy The Silence - Vol III (7” Blue Coloured
Enjoy The Silence
COMPETITION EXCLUSIVE TO ‘ENJOY THE SILENCE’
Inserting either ‘Enjoy The Silence’ CD into any
computer gives fans a chance to win tickets for a Lacuna Coil gig of
their choice in October.
Extra dates for the forthcoming headlining
October tour are due to be announced soon due to the fantastic ticket sales
in the first 2 weeks.
Season of Mist News - Ava
Inferi - Upcoming Live Dates
Portuguese doom metal band AVA INFERI is more
than ever online. The band has become a part of the ever increasing MySpace
community, so if you are a member or a surfing visitor, pop by www.myspace.com/avainferi
to say "Hi" to Rune, Carmen and Co. Of course, the official www.ava-inferi.com
website is still on.
Check out their beautiful graphic designs and find news,
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
23-24-25 Jun 06 Dessel (BE) Graspop Metal Meeting
22 Jul 06 Schulen (Herk de Stad) (BE)
23 Jun 06 Clisson (44) (FR) Hellfest
22 Jul 06 Saint Amarin (68) (FR) Festival
Mix'Thur (ancien stade du
02 Sep 06 Charleville Mezieres (08) (FR) Square
Bayard - Festival Cabaret Vert
08 Sep 06 Sains-En-Gohelle (62) (FR) Halle des
Sports 09-10 Sep 06 Raismes (FR) Raismesfest
22 Sep 06 Genve (CH) L'Usine de Genve - Transit
23 Sep 06 Joeuf (54) (FR) Salle Curel (+
24 Sep 06 Lyon (69) (FR) CCO (+ The Old Dead
06 Oct 06 Bourg En Bresse (01) (FR) La Tannerie
25 Oct 06 Chaumont (52) (FR) Centre culturel
28 Oct 06 Nivelles (BE) Winter Octopus Festival
24 Jun 06 Cannes (FR) MJC PICAUD
30 Jun 06 Montreux (CH) Under The Sky Festival
01 Jul 06 Talange (57) (FR) Salle Jacques Brel (+
Beyon-d-Lusion + Two Tone Club + ...)
12 Jul 06 Macon (71) (FR) Cave Musique (acoustic
concert - free entrance)
14 Jul 06 Spital am Semmering (AT) Kaltenbach
Open Air 2006 www.kaltenbach-openair.at
15 Jul 06 Neukirchen-Vluyn (DE) Dong Open Air
festival, (+ Dragonland + Die Apokalyptischen Reiter + others)
20-22 Jul 06 Urbana, IL (USA) The Canopy Club -
Central Illinois Metalfest
04-05 Aug 06 Hultsfred (SE) Folkets Park - Gates
10-12 Aug 06 Svojsice u Prelouce (CZ) Brutal
Assault Festival www.brutalassault.cz
04-05 Aug 06 Hultsfred (SE) Folkets Park - Gates
06-07 Oct 06 Notodden (NO) Motsty festival
19 Aug 06 Gjerstad (NO) Mlla Festival www.mollamusic.com
THE OLD DEAD TREE
24 Sep 06 Lyon (69) (FR) CCO (+ Dagoba)
REMEMBERING NEVER to tour
Europe with Shai Hulud in August 2006
South Floridian socio-politico rage-core unit
REMEMBERING NEVER are hitting the road for a sting of dates with Shai Hulud and
Parkway Drive this August and September.
From a cynical eye towards those who govern in
all realms to messages of a vegetarian lifestyle, Remembering Never isn¹t
afraid to ruffle feathers.
Incorporating metallic speed and ire into their
guitars, shards of melody and chaotic arrangements that threaten to collapse
their sound is a combination of technical skill and primal aggression.
SHAI HULUD w/ REMEMBERING NEVER, Parkway Drive
EUROPEAN TOUR 2006
Leipzig - Conne Island
D Giessen - Muk 500
CH Gränichen - Open Air
B Ieper - Ieper Fest
UK Swindon - The
UK Manchester - Music
UK Aberdeen - Moshulu
UK Liverpool -
UK Newport - TJ`s
UK London - Underworld
D Trier - Exhaus
NL Tilburg - 013
D Hamburg - Molotow
S Linköping - Dead Fest
D Berlin - Magnet
HU Budapest - Süss Fel
A Vienna - Arena
I Ravena - Rock Planet
I Milano - Transilvania
D München - Backstage
D Karlsruhe -
D Bochum - Matrix
REMEMBERING NEVER released their Zeuss produced
ŒGOD SAVE US¹ album on Ferret earlier this year. Check out the video for the
album¹s title track
HELL ON EARTH TOUR 2006
One of the highlights in the EUROPEAN SCENE returns as
every year, a melting pot of the hottest bands in the metal and hardcore
scenes. Besides the PERSISTENCE TOUR the most important celebration of
underground music in Europe. M.A.D Tourbooking presents THE HELL ON EARTH TOUR
2006 with partners Metal Blade, Century Media and Alveran Records, and print
sponsors we don’t need to promise anything you know what you get
BURN (NOT UK DATES) - CATARACT - MAROON - GOD FORBID - FULL BLOWN CHAOS-
PURIFIED IN BLOOD - and special guest ANOTHER PERFECT MURDER and others check
the webside for more infos
The dates are as follows;
15.09. Haarlem – Patronat
16.09. London – Mean Fiedler (Great Britain)
17.09. Bournemouth – Opera House (Great Britain)
18.09. Manchester – Rockworld (Great Britain)
20.09. Milton Keynes – Pitts (Great Britain)
21.09. Trier – Es Haus (Germany)
23.09. Berlin – SO 36 (Germany)
24.09. Frankfurt – Batschkapp (Germany)
25.09. Salzburg - Rockhaus (Austria)
26.09. Pnarella Di Cervia – Rockplanet Club (Italy)
27.09. Solotuhrn - Kofmehl (CH)
28.09, Stuttgart - TBC (Germany)
01.10. Hasselt – Music O Drom (Belgium)
02.10. Dresden – Reithalle (Germany)
04.10. Hamburg – Markthalle (Germany)
05.10. Hannover - TBC (D)
06.10. Aalborg – Studebterhus (Denmark)
07.10. Essen – Fun Box Amilie (Germany)
PRESENTED BY M.A.D. TOURBOOKING: www.mad-tourbooking.de
HELL ON EARTH TOUR HOMEPAGE: www.hellonearthtour.de
Label: www.metalblade.de ; www.centurymedia.net
My Space: www.myspace.com/heavenshallburn
THE HAUNTED Complete New
Album; Post Studio and Video Report
Swedish thrash titans THE HAUNTED have just
completed the recording process for the highly anticipated follow-up to 2004’s
critically acclaimed “rEVOLVEr” album.
The new album was recorded in Denmark at Antfarm Studios with renowned producer Tue Madsen (Himsa, Kataklysm)
and it looks to be their most accomplished work to date.
The group spent months working on the new material
pushing themselves to create something unique that combines certain elements of
their previous work, while ultimately forging ahead in new, unexplored
directions. An announcement in regards to the title of the new album and its
release date will follow over the next few weeks.
Peter Dolving (vocals) checks in with the
following post studio report: "Oh, the power of the Internet and wireless
computers. I'm currently sitting on the john writing this report thinking about
all you good folks out there, while my kids are watching cartoons in the living
We just finished a new album and I gotta say, I'm proud as fu*k. It's
bigger, better, madder and thicker. Hell, that's the weird part with the album
business - how the hell to describe what you've just done. Anyway, it rocks.
Big time. Really.
Per (drums) told me at rehearsals a couple of
days ago, ‘If I died tomorrow I couldn't be more satisfied so if people don't
like it, fu*k them.’ I couldn't agree more. We started writing around Ozzfest
last year, bouncing around ideas, recording anything that came to mind without
the old ‘more or less metal’-filter, and pretty much knew that we were sick of
the whole 900 bpm-chugga-chugga-AAARRRGGGGH-PUKE-end.
We wanted to do something
we'd just touched upon with our previous four albums. This album is simply more
diverse, dynamic and HEAVY AS FU*K. Bands like Trouble, Autopsy, Ganx, Masters
Of The Universe, King Crimson and early Metallica have all really had a great
influence on us as a band, and I think this album really draws a lot in color
from those artists.”
“We just completed the recording process and are
now putting the artwork together with Manne Andreasson, a bearded weirdo and
dear friend or ours.
Working with Tue Madsen's been great. The dude is
down-to-earth man, and working with someone who's got his sh*t together like
that is a joy. Anders spent six weeks in Denmark getting guitars down while
working with Per and Jonas and then helping me out while I was doing vocals.
Before we started recording, he was telling us he didn't want to do ANY solos
on this record, but in the end we got him to do four really cool pieces.
think we've managed to find an immense sound: the drums are clearer, heavier
and less processed, and we've even got acoustic guitars, congas, strings and
loads of weird noise manipulations going on. As far as the vocals go, I
honestly didn't know I could even sing some of the stuff. I was nervous as fu*k
when I got down to Tue's studio, and felt like a complete rookie: ‘Sh*t, how
the hell am I going to live up to this.’ Turns out all I had to do was keep
running my miles and warm up like when we're on tour. You can look forward to
an album we're proud as fu*k of, and we're looking forward to seeing you all
again as soon as we head out for tour. It'll be ugly as ever, I'm sure.
Click the link below to check out the band’s
latest video from the studio.
Blade welcomes THIS ENDING!
Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of
THIS ENDING from Stockholm, Sweden! THIS ENDING were formerly known as The
Plague, but had to change their name due to legal constraints.
THIS ENDING started during the fall of 2005. 13 songs were
created, three of which are featured on the downloadable demo (check their
homepage or myspace-site – links below) recorded at Offbeat Studio in the
winter of 2005.
THIS ENDING existed in a previous incarnation as A Canorous Quintet. After
several years of absence from the metal scene the guys decided that the time
was right for a new era. It was time for the age of the plague. Members of the
band are/have been active in the following bands: Amon Amarth, Guidance Of Sin,
Niden Div. 187 and Sins Of Omission, among others.
"We are very pleased to be working with one of the
most dedicated metal labels in the industry. Metal Blade is the first and only
label that came to our minds when we were deciding on which label to present
our demo with. We felt that they would understand and appreciate our style. We
are confident that THIS ENDING and Metal Blade will have a strong future
together and look forward to the outcome of this partnership. We will be very
proud to bear the Metal Blade logo on our releases." (THIS ENDING)
A full length album is due to be recorded during August and
September at Off-Beat Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. No release date has been set
yet. Expect the best possible dark and evil Death Metal from these high profile
THIS ENDING is:
Mårten Hansen - vocals
Leo Pignon - guitar
Linus Nirbrant - guitar
Jesper Löfgren - bass
Fredrik Andersson – drums
Check out these sites to find out more about THIS ENDING
and stream/download their three demo songs!
BLEED THE SKY - Guitarist recovered!
HOSPITALIZED BLEED THE SKY MEMBER RECOVERS; BAND RE-JOINS
Having recovered from a diagnosis of severe pneumonia compounded by an unknown
viral infection, BLEED THE SKY guitarist Wayne Miller is in stable enough
condition for his band mates to re-join the Dope tour on June 30th in
Philadelphia. They will be performing as a four-piece.
Following his June 18th performance in Louisville, Kentucky, Miller was rushed
to a nearby hospital with a high fever. Encouraging his bandmates to continue
with the tour, Miller stayed behind, but his condition worsened. After his
admission into the Intensive Care Unit, family members flew out from California
and BLEED THE SKY dropped off the Dope tour two nights later to drive 15 hours
to be by his side. It appears this outpouring of moral support greatly aided
"You're not gonna believe what the second thing was that Wayne said after
he got off the respirator," reported BLEED THE SKY bassist Daylen 'Disco'
Elsey with relieved laughter. "Well, the first thing he said was, 'I'm
really tired.' The second thing he said was, 'So what are we gonna do about the
two shows that we missed?' Can you believe that?! [laughter] The guy almost
dies and he's worried about the shows he missed!"
"We're trying to keep the dying to a minimum on this tour," joked
BLEED THE SKY guitarist Kyle Moorman.
"We all took shifts watching him," continued Elsey. "He kept
trying to take the tubes out of this nose, but we wouldn't let him. For some
crazy reason, he thought we were gonna kick him out of the band 'cause he got
sick. Yeah, right. We're gonna finish out the tour with Kyle covering all the
guitar work 'cause we know he wants us to, but there's no way he's outta the
band. He's irreplaceable."
With Miller now in stable condition, the four-piece BLEED THE SKY will play the
remaining 22 shows on the Jagermeister-sponsored Summer Of Sin Tour headlined
States the band, "We really wanna thank everyone for their support through
this whole situation. The online posts, the text messages, the phone calls.
They all helped us stay positive for Wayne."
Well-wishers can post comments on BLEED THE SKY's MySpace site, located at this location.