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Pure Metal News: July 2006 Part 2

July 2006 News: Part 1

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AGATHODAIMON - Spanish/Portuguese tour etc  

AGATHODAIMON are busy working on the new album which will be recorded late this year; currently a new bass player is being trained. A tour through Spain and Portugal is confirmed for November, and gigs in Romania and England are in the making.

The website was shortly ago relaunched, and a new page on myspace is available as well

The next gig will take place as headliner at the Baden In Blut-Festival (22nd July), here are the current tour dates:

22-Jul-06 D Lörrach Grütt Park, Baden In Blut Festival
08-Sep-06 A Reinsberg Burgarena, Precursors! Festival
09-Sep-06 D Avalon Waidhofen/Thaya
06-Okt-06 D Lisberg Way Of Darkness Festival
10-Nov-06 POR Porto Porto Rio
11-Nov-06 POR Faro Ass. Musicos
12-Nov-06 POR Cacilhas Culto Club
14-Nov-06 SP Santiago de Compostela Sala Nasa
15-Nov-06 SP Santander Sala D'Manu
16-Nov-06 SP Tarragona Sala Zero
17-Nov-06 SP Murcia Sala Gamma
18-Nov-06 SP Madrid Ritmo & Compas


GOD DETHRONED - New album ready + European tour booked! 

Dutch Deathsters GOD DETHRONED are gearing up for another Blitzkrieg European tour with Vader & Severe Torture. Being the main support and having the new album out during the tour will give the band a lot of well-deserved exposure. Scroll down for the full touring schedule!

"The Toxic Touch" is the band's 6th album for Metal Blade Records and was recorded at Soundlodge Studios in Germany with Producer Joerg Uken. Mastering was handled at Wisseloord Studios in Holland. 

The tracklisting is as follows:

01. Faithless

02. Hating Life

03. 2014

04. Falling Down

05. On Wings of Pestilence

06. The Day You Died

07. Away From Emptiness

08. Macabre World

09. Typhoid Mary

10. Fail to Exist 

The Japanese edition will have a bonus track called "Bleeding Mirrors". 

- 'The Toxic Touch' is the product of two years of extensive and intense touring all over the world. The new line-up has proved to be superior to all the previous ones. You could see it as a learning process. While everybody knows us as a band with a fine mix between the brutal and the melodic parts, people appreciate us mostly for our groove and melody, especially live. The new album reflects that more than ever before.

The number of blast-beats on this album has been decreased to a minimum. Why? Simply because in a live situation it's probably the most boring part. In the new situation the blast-beat adds something special, the explosion, whereas in the past it was just a common part of our style and therefore 'nothing special', comments GOD DETHRONED mainman Henri Sattler, and adds: - 'The Toxic Touch' has become an album with new and broader influences, techniques and songwriting, but sounds exactly the way God Dethroned should sound anno 2006. This time with our best and heaviest production to date.' 

„The Toxic Touch- will be released on the 20th of October in G/A/S, and on the 23rd of October in Europe! 

The cover artwork will be revealed soon!

Blitzkrieg 4 European Tour

Vader, GOD DETHRONED,Severe Torture 

28.09.06 GER Berlin @ K17
29.09.06 GER Jena @ F-Haus
30.09.06 GER Giebelstadt @ Stadhalle-I Park Klingholz
01.10.06 GER Hannover @ MuzikZentrum
02.10.06 BEL Mons @ La Marginale
03.10.06 FR Paris @ Novueau Casino
04.10.06 FR Nancy @ Azimut 854
05.10.06 CH Lausanne @ Le Docks
06.10.06 FR Rennes @ Antipode
07.10.06 FR Le Havre @ Le Siecle
08.10.06 FR Limoges @ John Lennon
09.10.06 SP Irun @ Tunk
10.10.06 SP Vigo @ La Iguana
11.10.06 POR Gaia (Porto) @ Hard Club
12.10.06 SP Sevilla @ Sala Q
13.10.06 SP Murcia @ Gamma
14.10.06 SP Madrid @ Ritmo & Compas
15.10.06 SP Barcelona @ Mephisto
17.10.06 FR Dijon @ Vapeur
18.10.06 ITA Bologna @ Estragon
19.10.06 ITA Rome @ Alpheus
20.10.06 ITA La Gabbia @ Bassano Del Grappa
21.10.06 ITA Prato @ Anomalia
22.10.06 A Althofen @ EndorphiN Club
23.10.06 A Salzburg @ Rockhaus
24.10.06 A Vienna @ Planet Music
25.10.06 GER Augsburg @ The Kantine
26.10.06 CH Zurich @ Abart Music
27.10.06 GER Trier @ Exhaus
28.10.06 HOL Sneek @ Bolwerk
29.10.06 BEL Vosselaar @ Biebob
31.10.06 UK Bradford @ Rio
01.11.06 SCO Glasgow @ Soundhaus
02.11.06 IRE Dublin @ Temple Bar Music Centre
03.11.06 UK London @ Camden Underworld
04.11.06 UK Brighton @ Concorde 2
05.11.06 UK Manchester @ Satan's Hollow
06.11.06 GER Essen @ Turock
07.11.06 HOL Haarlem @ Patronaat
08.11.06 GER Bremen @ Schlachthof
09.11.06 HOL Eindhoven @ Effenaar


SUBWAY TO SALLY - Acoustic album + DVD to be released in November  

In April 2006, Medieval metallers SUBWAY TO SALLY embarked on their very first acoustic tour named "Nackt" (="Naked") through primary churches and smaller clubs with intimate atmosphere all over Germany. The unique project turned out to be a great success!

Accompanied by cellist B.Deutung (ex-INCHTABOKATABLES) the band created magical, unforgettable evenings - both for the fans and themselves. Everyone who has missed the tour can cheer up now: SUBWAY TO SALLY recorded their "Nackt" concerts on April 30th (aural for the CD) and May 5th (visually for the DVD) at the Passionskirche in Berlin - the material will be released as high class CD/DVD package in November.

Besides, SUBWAY TO SALLY are working on songs for a new studio CD, presumably to be released at the end of April/beginning of May 2007.


IN FLAMES - Vote the band for a Kerrang award  

Help us getting IN FLAMES a Kerrang award! All you have to do is to go to, register and vote for the band in the fitting listed categories ("best album", "best live band", "best band on the planet"). Deadline is on August 7th. Spread the word!  


THE OCEAN vs. Tomas Hallbom 

... once again appearing at:

Fredericia Hardcore Festival in Fredericia, Denmark

Friday, August 4th

- We will be headlining Friday night, and we will be playing a set consisting of both THE OCEAN and BREACH songs.'

more infos on the fest here:
The [piss-warm] Ocean 


FALCONER - Press release on new album! 

FALCONER have finished recordings on their fifth studio album entitled „Northwind".

Comments guitar player Stefan Weinerhall: "'Northwind', the fifth album of FALCONER is a return to the folkish style after some experiment on the last one.

Very melodic and catchy, and with Mathias back on vocals he gives the album that extra epic touch that none other can do. The album is not a concept album although the title sums up the atmosphere of both the music and the lyrics. From catchy metal to sweet ballads to medieval minstrels gone electrified, there´s something for all tastes."  

The album will be released as a limited first edition including a bonus-cd with recordings of four Swedish folk songs and a video documentary of the album recordings.  

Tracklist "Northwind":

1. Northwind

2. Waltz with the dead

3. Spirit of the hawk

4. Legend and the lore

5. Catch the shadows

6. Tower of the queen

7. Long gone by

8. Perjury and sanctity

9. Fairyland fanfare

10. Himmel så trind

11. Blinded

12. Delusion

13. Home of the knave

14. Black tarn (instr)

Child of the wild 2006 (Japan bonus) 

Tracklist bonus CD:

1. Kristallen den fina

2. Ridom ridom

3. Liten vätte

4. Vårvindar friska

+ video documentary of the recording."Northwind" will be released the 22nd of September (G/A/S) / 25th of September (Europe)! 


SFU European Summer tour / support band confirmed! 

BORN FROM PAIN are confirmed as support act for the SIX FEET UNDER summer shows! 

European Summer tour 2006

Friday 04-08 Wacken Open Air, Germany

Sunday 06-08 Haarlem, Patronaat, Holland

Monday 07-08 Stuttgart, Röhre, Germany

Wednesday 09-08 Vosselaar, Biebob, Belgium

Thursday 10-08 Rotterdam, Baroeg, Holland

Friday 11-08 Düdingen, Bad Bonn, Switzerland

Saturday 12-08 Party.San Open Air, Germany 

booking: Metallysee Concerts 


MALEVOLENT CREATION - Added to the domination tour!  

Florida Death Metal warriors MALEVOLENT CREATION are another band officially confirmed for The Domination Tour 2007! American death metalllers will join forces together with ROTTING CHRIST and CARPATHIAN FOREST for the tour beginning on February 2007.

Dates and places will be announced soon. MALEVOLENT CREATION featuring Jon Rubin (guitars), Tony Laureano (drums), Phil Fasciana (guitars), Brett Hoffmann (vocals) and Jason Blachowicz (bass) are currently in pre production process for their 10th studio album "Doomsday X" for Nuclear Blast Records. Right after The Domination Tour 2007 MALEVOLENT CREATION will headline a European/ UK/ Scandinavian tournee.  


Brainstorm touring update  

28.07.06 Metalway Festival, Gernika (E) (NEW)
Metalway Festival, Jerez (E) (NEW)
Metal Dayz, Pratteln (CH)
Sziget Festival, Budapest (H) (NEW)
Deichbrand Festival, Cuxhaven (D)
Ragnarock Open Air, Oslo (N)
Bloodstock 06 UK Metalfest, Derby (UK)
, Bochum (D) 


Anticulture Records New Signing - The Senseless  

Anticulture Records proudly announce the signing of The Senseless

The Senseless' is a solo studio project from Sam Bean (bass player in The Berzerker).

After relocating to the UK earlier this year, 'The Senseless' have been developing their own take of fast, melodic and harsh death metal. Apparently the English air may have brought further damage to Sam's brain.

The recording session for the first album will start in the next few days and the release is set for spring 2007.

Website and Myspace page available soon !!


ILLUMINATE - New album!  

Germany poets of dark romance, ILLUMINATE, finished their tenth record (!) "Zwei Seelen" to stir up the scene. The toweringly album will be available in the stores the 29th of September.

The album is heavier than the previous ones, thank you drums and more guitars, as singer Johannes Berthold says. The thrill of anticipation in the fan-scene was amplified by the gig at this years WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN where the new Gothic Rock ballad "Es Brennt Die Welt" stunned every fan. "The song describes with strong metaphors what happened in the night of 13th February 1945.

In that night, 40.000 people died because of the senseless bombing of the city of Dresden", says Johannes. The album features the typical dark ILLUMINATE style with songs like "Tote Gärten" and "Siehst Du Mich in Dir?" but also fresh tones with tunes like the hit "Wer Lieben will!." - a song without keyboards.

An intended contrast: "The duality of the both sides of the album must be drastic and striking. On this record, we have well-known romantic and emotional moments, but also tragic and depressive moments." As a bonus, the first ever-live CD in the history of ILLUMINATE will be included. The concert took place in Mexico, October 2005. "Zwei Seelen" shows the rocking side of the band and convinces with its intense and emotional tightrope walk.


HAMMERFALL - New album details  

Sweden's HAMMERFALL have set "Threshold" as the title of its new album, due in the U.S. on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records (October 23 in Europe, except in Germany, where it will arrive on October 20). The complete track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Threshold
02. The Fire Burns Forever
03. Rebel Inside
04. Natural High
05. Dark Wings, Dark Words
06. Howlin' With The 'Pac
07. Shadow Empire
08. Carved In Stone
09. Reign Of The Hammer
10. Genocide
11. Titan

HAMMERFALL's video for "The Fire Burns Forever", the brand new track the band recorded with some of the Swedish participants in the European Athletics Championships, has been posted online at

The single track will be available as download only between August 6 and September 6, exclusively at the iTunes music store and Nuclear Blast Musicshop. HAMMERFALL and the athletes will also perform "The Fire Burns Forever" at the official opening of the Championships on August 6 in Gothenburg, Sweden.


Jon Oliva News Update 

Jon Oliva's Pain confirmed as headliners of The Prog Power UK Festival, 31st March 2007, The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course. For more details on the bill, see 100 minutes of new material and Savatage classics coming up! 

NEXT WEEK ! FAN + PRESS 'MEET AND GREET' for; JON OLIVA'S PAIN; The new EP "Strait-Jacket Memoirs" is out and the build up to the new album has begun. The 'Voice Of The Mountain King' is on his way to the UK. 


Deicide video online! 

Known throughout the world as one of the most controversial bands currently offending the powers that be, it is easy to forget that in amongst the shock headlines, half truths and scandals, Deicide are still one of the most vicious and relevant bands in Death Metal.

With brand new video 'Homage For Satan', a vitriolic anti-christian anthem directed by Detroit based Scrambled Visual, about to be unleashed on the masses, Deicide are sure to once again find themselves under the microscope of some of the so-called protectors of society as Deicide frontman Glen Benton stares the camera down with his trademark inverted crucifix branded defiantly onto his forehead, spitting bile both literally and lyrically. Check it out for yourself right here:  


Decapitated new video - Day 69' now online 

Effortlessly redefining extremity in music, Decapitated have consistently achieved damn close to death metal perfection since their groundbreaking debut 'Winds Of Creation' in 2000.

This year's earth shattering 'Organic Hallucinosis' saw them rightfully reassert their position as Death Metal standard bearers and the mammoth touring schedule they undertook in support of it saw them honed into a fearsome live proposition.

You can get some idea of why these young Poles are so revered by clicking on this link and checking out the brand new video for one of the stand out tracks from 'Organic Hallucinosis' - 'Day 69'. 

'Oragnic Hallucinosis' is available now from the earache webstore 


Hate Eternal DVD 

The forthcoming Hate Eternal DVD will be named - The Perilous Fight'. With artwork from Paul Romano (Trivium, Mastodon), a live show filmed at the Garage in London, and behind the scenes footage from the recording studio, all the music videos and more you know you will love, Hate Eternal. 


Municipal Waste tour update 

MUNICIPAL WASTE have been unleashing the bastard in audiences throughout the US over the last few weeks. Playing a variety of venues, from intimate VFW shows to a guest slot on the Maryland leg of the Sounds of the Underground tour, MUNICIPAL WASTE have reached out to fans and delivered their passion for a good 'ol time to the masses. 

Lead singer Tony Guardrail checked in while on tour and proclaimed that MUNICIPAL WASTE'S slot on The Sounds of the Underground tour "was awesome"

and notes that each show they have played on their summer tour has been an amazing experience. Shows have included boogie boards thrown out for crowd "surfing", trampolines, and all sorts of random novelties that have established MUNICIPAL WASTE as a live force to be reckoned with. 

MUNICIPAL WASTE are gearing up for a six day stint in California to round out their summer US tour and will embark on a six day tour of Australia! 

MUNICIPAL WASTE are excited to bring the waste to and are geared to ravish Australian audiences with their beer driven melodies.

Check for MUNICIPAL WASTE up-to-date tour information and come out and face the waste! 

Municipal Waste extra dates in the ! 

Municipal Waste have announced yet more shows! Beat the heat and face the waste at the following venues: 


24.08.2006 UK EXETER Cavern Club

25.08.2006 UK READING Carling Festival

26.08.2006 UK LEEDS Carling Festival

27.08.2006 UK MANCHESTER Music Box

28.08.2006 UK NEWCASTLE Cumberland Arms

29.08.2006 UK RUSHDEN The Attic 


Deicide front cover of Zero Tolerance magazine 

- People will be like 'What happened to your forehead?'!When my kids ask me, I say 'This is why you shouldn't run in church'  

See for a look! 


Deicide record their own radio show! 

Entitled - Steve-O's Metal show', Steve Asheim and Glen Benton have recorded their own hour and a half long metal marathon for 

The show will air the week of August 21st 2006 and includes a guest appearance from Arnold Swarchenegger. Stay tuned for more details. 


Biomechanical Totallyrock! 

Check out TotalRock Radio

this Sunday 30th July 10 am to 12 midday, where Biomechanical will be on - Breakfast at Talita's' talking about the new album, roast dinners, Jagermeister, and their gig a week Sunday - UXFEST with the likes of Skindred, Murder One, Kingsize blues, Swedish band Engel, and French band Eths. 

Log on to  to hear John spin some tunes and drop them an e-mail say hi / ask questions @ 


Earache bands on tour 



26.08.2006 IT RIOLO TERME Frogstock Festival 


25.08.2006 SE UPPSALA Blodbad 


06.08.2006 LONDON Carling Academy Uxfest

02.09.2006 DONCASTER  - Cancelled

13.10.2006 GREAT YARMOUTH End Of Days Fest

15.10.2006 MANCHESTER Damnation Festival 


01.09.2006 DK HELSINGÖR Elvaerket (w/Mugshot, MCIP)

02.09.2006 DK ROSKILDE oBscene (w/Mugshot, MCIP) 


29.07.2006 IT SONDRIO Berbenno Di Valtellina So Rock Day Festival

11.08.2006 CZ HOVZD Brutal Assault Festival

30.09.2006 NL BAARLO (L) JC Sjiwa Progpower Europe 2006

15.10.2006 UK MANCHESTER Jilly's Rockworld Damnation Festival 


27.07.2006 LA SPEZIA PopEye Festival

28.07.2006 MONTALE (PT) Moon-Tale

29.07.2006 PESCINA (AQ) Pescinfestival

30.07.2006 ROSETO (TE) Soundlabs

25.08.2006 RIOLO TERME (RA) Frog Stock

26.08.2006 CAMPOBASSO (tba)

07.09.2006 OSNAGO (LC) Festa dell'Unità

08.09.2006 SUSA (TO) Festa della birra

17.09.2006 PESARO Festa dell'Unità 


24.08.2006 UK EXETER Cavern Club

25.08.2006 UK READING Carling Festival

26.08.2006 UK LEEDS Carling Festival

27.08.2006 UK MANCHESTER Music Box *NEW*

28.08.2006 UK NEWCASTLE Cumberland Arms *NEW*

29.08.2006 UK RUSHDEN The Attic *NEW* 



05.08.2006 DE WACKEN Wacken Open Air

07.08.2006 BU KAVARNA Monsters Of Rock Festival

11.08.2006 AT TRAUN Spinnerei

12.08.2006 CZ SVOJSICE Brutal Assault Festival

14.08.2006 AT VIENNA Planet Music

15.08.2006 HU BUDAPEST Sziget Festival


18.08.2006 DE DINKELSBUEHL-SINBRONN Summer Breeze

19.08.2006 BE SINT-LIEVENS HOUTEM CC De Fabrik

20.08.2006 NL TILBURG 013

22.08.2006 UK LONDON Mean Fiddler

24.08.2006 NO BERGEN Hole In The Sky

26.08.2006 DE GEMUNDEN AM MAIN, Up From The Ground Open Air 


10.08.2006 CZ HOVZD Brutal Assault Festival

11.08.2006 DE BAD BERKA Party San Open Air

20.08.2006 NL TILBURG 013 (M.M.M. Festival) 


28.09.2006 DE BERLIN K17

29.09.2006 DE JENA F-Haus

30.09.2006 DE GIEBELSTADT Stadhalle-I Park Klingholz

01.10.2006 DE HANNOVER MuzikZentrum

02.10.2006 BE MONS La Marginale

03.10.2006 FR PARIS Nouveau Casino

04.10.2006 FR NANCY Azimut 854

05.10.2006 CH LAUSANNE Le Docks

06.10.2006 FR RENNES Antipode

07.10.2006 FR LE HAVRE Le Siecle

08.10.2006 FR LIMOGES John Lennon

09.10.2006 SP IRUN Tunk

10.10.2006 SP VIGO La Iguana

11.10.2006 PT GAIA (Porto) Hard Club

12.10.2006 SP SEVILLA Sala Q

13.10.2006 SP MURCIA Gamma

14.10.2006 SP MADRID Ritmo & Compas

15.10.2006 SP BARCELONA Mephisto

16.10.2006 Day off

17.10.2006 FR DIJON Vapeur

18.10.2006 IT BOLOGNA Estragon

19.10.2006 IT ROME Alpheus

20.10.2006 IT LA GABBIA Bassano Del Grappa

21.10.2006 IT PRATO Anomalia

22.10.2006 AT ALTHOFEN nr. KLAGENFURT Endorphin Club

23.10.2006 AT SALZBURG Rockhaus

24.10.2006 AT VIENNA Planet Music

25.10.2006 DE AUGSBERG The Kantine

26.10.2006 CH ZURICH Abart Music

27.10.2006 DE TRIER Exhaus

28.10.2006 NL SNEEK Bolwerk

29.10.2006 BE VOSSELAAR Biebob

30.10.2006 Day off

31.10.2006 UK BRADFORD Rio

01.11.2006 UK GLASGOW Soundhaus

02.11.2006 IR DUBLIN Temple Bar Music Centre

03.11.2006 UK LONDON Camden Underworld

04.11.2006 UK BRIGHTON Concorde 2

05.11.2006 UK MANCHESTER Satan's Hollow

06.11.2006 DE ESSEN Turock

07.11.2006 NL HAARLEM Patronaat

08.11.2006 DE BREMEN Schlachthof

09.11.2006 NL EINDHOVEN Effenaar 


Poisonblack - To Support Lacuna Coil!!! 

Finland's POISONBLACK will support LACUNA COIL on their highly anticipated European tour to present their upcoming album - Lust Stained Despair' live.

POISONBLACK's new masterpiece - Lust Stained Despair' was mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Sick Of It All, Heaven Shall Burn) at Antfarm Studios and is due to hit UK shops September 4th 2006. 

POISONBLACK was founded by Ville Laihiala, the voice of the legendary, but now defunct SENTENCED, the founders of melancholy-driven Finnish rock that had several number one singles and gold albums in Finland. 

Expect their ever-so slightly raunchy video for the track 'Rush' to be available very soon! 

Check them out live on tour with LACUNA COIL: 

06.10.2006 (UK) Portsmouth - Pyramids 

07.10.2006 (UK) Cardiff - Coal Exchange 

08.10.2006 (UK) Birmingham - Academy 

10.10.2006 (UK) Glasgow - Barrowland 

11.10.2006 (UK) Nottingham - Rock City 

12.10.2006 (UK) Manchester - Academy 

13.10.2006 (UK) London - Astoria 

16.10.2006 (UK) Dublin - Olympia 

17.10.2006 (UK) Sheffield - Corporation 


FIREWIND: E-Card incl. full album stream

SWORN ENEMY - E- Card & UK tour  

SWORN ENEMY: E-Card incl. full album stream online / Tour!!! 

SWORN ENEMY launched an e-card for their new piece of hate called - Beginning Of The End'! This e-card features the entire (!) album as online stream, details on the record and the band alike, a regularly updated touring section as well as a media section with the online stream of the SWORN ENEMY video clip for the track - Scared Of The Unknown'! 

Just click the link and enjoy:  

"Killer tracks like 'Scared Of The Unknown', 'Absorb The Lies' or 'We Hate' aren't only catchy but also come along with massive, nasty riffs setting your neck muscles on fire!" 

Metal Hammer (D) 


On tour with 100 Demons 

13.08.2006 London  /Underworld 

14.08.2006 Southampton / Joiners 

15.08.2006 Manchester / Jilly´s Rockworld 

16.08.2006 Leeds / Joseph´s Well 

17.08.2006 Glasgow / Barfly 

18.08.2006 Yeovil / Ski Lounge 

FIREWIND: E-Card incl. full (!) album stream online! 

FIREWIND just completed a jam-packed e-Card for their brilliant upcoming release - Allegiance'! The e-Card contains a full (!) album online stream, as well as interesting facts on the band, tour dates and a - tell a friend'

feature. In the media section of the e-Card you can check out the video clip of the first single - Falling To Pieces' and a two minute teaser of a FIREWIND documentary that is available in full length on the album. 

The FIREWIND e-Card: 

- Allegiance' will be released in the UK on  Monday, July 24, 2006. 

Official FIREWIND homepage: 


IGNITE - new video for "Bleeding" - Century Media Records News 

- Bleeding' is the first video from IGNITE's new album - Our Darkest Days'

that was released on Century Media Records in Europe May 15th, 2006. IGNITE who have been crafting some of the most definitive melodic west coast hardcore over the past decade are also known for their no holds barred social and politically engaging lyrics. This song and video is no different as the subject deals with the Iraq occupation by the U.S. As bassist Brett Rasmussen explains, it is about - the lies our Government told us to get us into a war without taking the rest of the world's consideration into it.' 

Vocalist Zoli Teglas who wrote the lyrics has a younger brother currently stationed in Iraq where as he explains - he is forced to risk his life driving Halliburton execs to meetings that benefit the politicians and not the people.' 

The performance footage of the video was shot in the blistering California Desert. Interspersed with news footage of the war and intense images, the message is driven home by director Chris Sims (Lamb Of God, As I Lay Dying). 

Click to watch the video:  

Or check out their ecard:

- Our Darkest Days' has been racking up critical and fan success as the best Ignite album. - The album's strength lies not only in its strong musical qualities but also its socially conscious and challenging lyrics' says which goes on to call it - The best album so far in 2006.'

Popular website for heavy music calls the band - one of the only remaining hardcore bands from the mid 90's that have never compromised their beliefs or their music.' 

IGNITE are currently killing all with their appearances at huge European fests including With Full Force Festival (D) which had 10,000 people singing along with Zoli as well as Hellfest (F), Graspop (B) and Pressure Fest (D).

The band is also doing European tour dates with With Honor and Convict. They will be back stateside for late August and will be playing with the legendary Gorilla Biscuits for their reunion tour on Aug 21st at The Glasshouse, Pomona CA. 

- Any band that refuses to be pigeonholed in the early 21st century should be commended, and Ignite continue on their path with their 2006 release Our Darkest Days.' - ALLMUSIC.COM

- ! it remains politically charged, packed with great tunes and determined to wring every ounce of emotion out of frontman Zoli Teglas's vocal range.' - KERRANG! (UK) 

- An astonishingly bright and honest album.' - ROCK SOUND (UK) 

- In their 13th year of the hardcore-veterans from Orange County release their masterpiece! A classic example of a melodic hardcore-album that should be a noteworthy example for a lot of younger bands.' - VISIONS (D) 

'Masterpiece. Stroke of genius. Classic. Melodic hardcore never sounded better! 

Completely enthusiastic!' - METAL HAMMER (D) 

'... great melodies, riffs and hooks. The extreme density of hits is scary.'



THIS ENDING in writing mode 

THIS ENDING are currently working on new material and have so far written 5 new songs. Some new song titles are "Pitch Black" and "Armageddon". - We will enter Offbeat studio in late August to commence recording our first full length album. The recording is scheduled to be finished by the end of September.' 


MACHINEMADE GOD live update 

04.08.06 - DK - Fredericia - Hardcore Fest

20.08.06 - DE - Übach-Palenberg - Rockfabrik + MAROON, DEADSOIL

09.09.06 - DE - Remchingen - Metal Festival

16.09.06 - CH - Oberwil - Destroying Minds Fest + FEAR MY THOUGHTS

20.09.06 - DE - Essen - Turock

14.10.06 - DE - Düren - tba

28.10.06 - DE - Köln - Underground + DRY KILL LOGIC



KORODED (Silverdust Records) live update 

16.09.2006 JÜLICH (D) KSE Fest w/ Demia

07.10.2006 ESSEN (D) TuRock w/ Ektomorf

10.10.2006 KÖLN (D) MTC - Rock gegen Aids

11.10.2006 MÜNCHEN (D) Orange House w/ Apron

12.10.2006 REGENSBURG (D) Alte Mälzerei w/Apron

13.10.2006 DEGGENDORF (D) Buck's w/Apron

14.10.2006 PASSAU (D) Zeughaus w/ Apron

27.10.2006 SCHWALMTAL (D) Jugendhaus - Rock gegen Rechts

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Amon Amarth reveal cover artwork for "With Oden On Our Side" 

The CD was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren.

"With Oden On Our Side" will be released the 22nd (G/A/S) / 25th (Europe) of September on Metal Blade Europe.

Track listing "With Oden On Our Side":
01. Valhall Awaits Me
02. Runes to My Memory

03. 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

· Change of content for the bonus-disc (CD)!

There will be a limited first digipack edition with a bonus disc and the following content:

1.      Where Silent Gods Stand Guard (live at Wacken 2004)

2.      Death In Fire (live at Wacken 2004)

3.      With Oden On Our Side (demo version)

4.      Hermod's Ride to Hel - Lokes Treachery Part 1 (demo version)

5.      Once Sent From The Golden Hall (Sunlight Studio Recording 1997)

6.      Return Of The Gods (Sunlight Studio Recording 1997 - previously unreleased song)  

AMON AMARTH online player to be launched soon!

Around August 15th there will be an audio player online featuring two full new songs, a competition and lots of other nice features. Check it out at An additional newspiece will be sent the day it is up and running.  

AMON AMARTH upcoming shows:

4th of August - Wacken Open Air

11th of August - London - The Underworld

AMON AMARTH will be doing a full European headlining tour in October this year! Stay tuned for more details! 


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