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Pure Metal News: October 2006

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October 2006 News Part 2

The Provenance - Download EP available now

'Second and Last but not Always', the new single featured on the forthcoming RED FLAGS album (October 30th) is available for download now from here. With the title track, plus 3 exclusives (including a storming My Bloody Valentine cover), this is a sign of great things to come.

Darkthrone - forthcoming single

On November 23rd Darkthrone will release their new single, 'Forebyggende Krig' on numbered 7" vinyl, limited to 2,000 copies. This offer is online only and a real collector's gem. Don't miss out.

Katatonia tribute album

Coming this December from Northern Silence Productions is a perfect homage to Katatonia. 'December Songs - A Tribute to Katatonia' features cover versions of the Swedes' classic tracks spread across 2 CDs. Not to be missed.

My Dying Bride new releases

September 18th sees the release of 'Deeper Down', the first single to be lifted from the highly anticipated new MY DYING BRIDE album, 'A Line of Deathless Kings' (out October 9th). The album will also be made available as a special edition and as a limited double-vinyl release.

CANNIBAL CORPSE European tour dates!

Cannibal Corpse + support:

Thursday 22-02 France Antipode Rennes
Friday 23-02 Spain Platenuena Durango

Saturday 24-02 Portugal hard Club Oporto

Sunday 25-02 Spain Caracol Madrid
Monday 26-02 Spain Apollo Barcelona
Tuesday 27-02 France Ninkasi Kao Lyon
Wednesday 28-02 Italy Nouvo Estragon Bologna
Thursday 01-03 Italy Alpheus Rome

Saturday 03-03 Greece AN Club Athens
Sunday 04-03 Greece Hydrogios Thessaloniki

Monday 05-03 Bulgaria Sredec hall Sofia

Tuesday 06-03 Romania Preotease Bucharest
Wednesday 07-03 Serbia SKC Beograd

Thursday 08-03 Slovenia Media park Lubljana
Friday 09-03 Hungary A 38 Budapest
Saturday 10-03 Germany Backstage Munchen
Sunday 11-03 Czech rep Abaton Praha
Monday 12-03 Poland Loch Ness Cracow

Wednesday 14-03 Latvia Melna Piektiena Riga
Thursday 15-03 Estonia tba tallin

Friday 16-03 Finland Tavastia Helsinki

Saturday 17-03 Finland Pakkahuone Tampere

Monday 19-03 Sweden Koren Gothenburg

Tuesday 20-03 Denmark The Rock Kobenhavn

Wednesday 21-03 Germany Musik Zentrum Hannover

Thursday 22-03 Germany F Haus Jena

Friday 23-03 Holland Effenaar Eindhoven

Saturday 24-03 Belgium Biebob Vosselaar

Booking: Metallysee

Backyard Babies - On the road again

Swedish Rock ’n’ Rollers BACKYARD BABIES are about to hit Europe for a good load of sweaty live shows filled with the band’s typical onstage energetic performance, whiskey-drenched vocals, powerful licks and rocking riffs!

In April 2006, BACKYARD BABIES delivered their fifth studio full-length slab of top class, balls-out Rock with "People Like People Like People Like Us", and was well received by press and fans alike. You can still check out two songs from the album at the band’s official e-card:

Also, watch the great clip for "Dysfunctional Professional" at Century Media’s page, just follow this link:

To experience BACKYARD BABIES live, see them at the following dates:

BACKYARD BABIES Live - supports to be announced shortly

20.11.2006 Oxford (UK) - Zodiac

21.11.2006 Dudley (UK) - JB's

22.11.2006 Manchester (UK) - Academy 3

23.11.2006 London (UK) - Mean Fiddler

New album "People Like People Like People Like Us" is out now

Decapitated "Day 69" video now available in it’s entirety at!

Technically savvy Polish death metallers DECAPITATED are currently blazing through the US and Canada with SUFFOCATION and are set to embark on a second leg of their US tour in late October with industrialised metal powerhouses, FEAR FACTORY. DECAPITATED’S latest effort, "Organic Halucinosis," is a pummelling wall of concise sound that has turned the heads and ears of many within the metal community.

The highly anticipated "Day 69" music video, a featured track from "Organic Halucinosis," is now available for viewing

and features some of DECAPITATED’S finest musical work. Check out DECAPITATAED on tour in North America throughout the fall and indulge in death metal’s freshest act!

Deicide extra German show!

Following the release of their critically acclaimed album "The Stench of Redemption" Deicide will be touring Europe in January 2007.

Note: There has been two alterations to the dates previously announced.

There is now an extra date in Germany and the Glasgow venue is confirmed as Cathouse on 11th January 2007.

See dates below:

Deicide + Visceral Bleeding + Psycroptic

05.01.07 HOL Eindhoven @ Effenaar

06.01.07 HOL Nijmegen @ Doornroosje

07.01.07 GER Saarbrucken @ Roxy

08.01.07 HOL Rotterdam @ Baroeg

09.01.07 UK Manchester @ Jilly's Rockworld

10.01.07 IRE Dublin @ Temple Bar Music Centre

11.01.07 UK Glasgow @ Cathouse

12.01.07 UK London @ London ULU

13.01.07 FR Paris @ La Locomotive

14.01.07 FR Limoges @ CC John Lennon

15.01.07 SP Bilbao @ Bilborock

16.01.07 POR Porto @ Hard Club

17.01.07 SP Madrid @ Caracol

18.01.07 SP Barcelona @ Razzmatazz II

19.01.01 tba tba @ tbc

20.01.07 ITA Ravenna @ Rock Planet

21.01.07 ITA San Giorgio In Bosco (PD) @ La Gabbia

22.01.07 CRO Zagreb @ Mochvara

23.01.07 A Graz @ Opheum

24.01.07 A Traun n/Linz @ Spinnerei

25.01.07 A Innsbruck @ Hafen

26.01.07 GER Essen @ Zeche Carl

27.01.07 HOL Sneek @ Het Bolwerk

28.01.07 BEL Vosselaar @ Biebob

Ephel Duath new drummer studied with Yousson N'Dour

Returning home after 15 hours travelling from Holland, a tired but very happy Davide of Ephel Duath said:

"Our new drummer Sergio Ponti has been astonishing. We are happy we have the fourth Ephel Duath. Sergio Ponti made his debut with us on 28th September he's a fresh talent and he's pushing our sound to new exciting rhythmical perspectives.

Here's some information about our new percussionist: he studied with Mokhtar Samba (Yousson N'Dour,Salif Keita, Richard Bona, Jean Luc Ponty) and Jay Dittamo (Band From Utopia, Junoon). He has played with Mike Keneally (solo artist, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Robert Fripp), Arthur Barrow (Zappa, Giorgio Moroder, Diana Ross, Joe Cocker), Ian Anderson, SFOM Orchestra, Bernardo Lanzetti (PFM) and many others.

He played in two editions of the Los Angeles's NAMM show. He organized clinic tours for Ellade Bandini, Marco Minnemann, Clive Bunker and Horacio Hernandez.

Welcome Sergio!"

Catch Ephel Duath on tour on the following dates:

Oct 6 2006 Gate 52 Bussolengo (Vr)

Oct 13 2006 Rockpool Halle/Saale

Oct 15 2006 Damnation Festival @ Jilly's Rockworld and Music Box Manchester Oct 16 2006 Little Civic Wolverhampton Oct 17 2006 Underworld London Oct 18 2006 The Old Angel Notthingam Oct 19 2006 The Gasworks Bar Bradford Oct 20 2006 No. Fifteen Bolton Oct 21 2006 Attik Rushden Oct 22 2006 The Gander Bournemouth Oct 23 2006 Cavern Exeter Related links:

Oct 24 2006 Nexus Supporting Red Sparowes Southampton Oct 26 2006 The Crown Middlesbrough Oct 31 2006 Batofar Paris Nov 1 2006 Magasin 4 Bruxelles

Municipal Waste invite you to party!

Municipal Waste cordially invite you and everyone else to join them to get


"We are leaving for over 2 months with Gwar and we are throwing a last second going away bash. Come out and thrash!


(with special sexy guest's)


This Saturday. Oct 7th.

8pm $5

Bring Bikes Drinks and Skateboards!

The Bike Lot

512 E. 8th St.

Richmond, Va

Directions: 9th Street (Manchester) Bridge South. Pass Hull St. Left on Marx St. Second Warehouse on the Left. or... Cross the Lee Bridge (also considered Belvidere or something) Left onto Hull St. Right onto Commerce.

Left on Marx St. Second Warehouse on your right. "

If you cannot make this Bike Lot party try any of the following dates or wait anxiously for the forthcoming Earache re-release of "Hazardous Mutation" with the extra LIVE IN RICHMOND 2006 bonus DVD that includes wizards, and will allow you to enjoy a Municipal Waste party by proxy.

Oct 4 2006 Jaxx, West Springfield

Oct 13 2006 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

Oct 14 2006 Palladium, Worcester, MA

Oct 15 2006 Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ

Oct 16 2006 Norva, Norfolk, VA

Oct 17 2006 Ziggy's Winston Salem, NC

Oct 19 2006 Mr. Small's Theatre, Millvale, PA

Oct 20 2006 Saratoga Winners, Cohoes, NY

Oct 21 2006 Webster Theatre, Hartford, CT

Oct 22 2006 Club Soda, Montreal, QC

Oct 23 2006 Opera House, Toronto, ON

Oct 25 2006 Peabody's Down Under, Cleveland, OH

Oct 26 2006 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY

Oct 27 2006 Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH

Oct 28 2006 Harpo's, Detroit, MI

Oct 29 2006 The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN

Oct 30 2006 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Oct 31 2006 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI

Nov 1 2006 House of Blues, Chicago, IL

Nov 2 2006 The Beaumont Club, Kansas City, MO

Nov 3 2006 Ogden Theater, Denver, CO

Nov 4 2006 Avalon Theater, Salt Lake City, UT

Nov 5 2006 Big Easy Concert House, Boise, ID

Nov 7 2006 Big Easy, Spokane, WA

Nov 8 2006 The Fenix (formerly the Premier) Seattle, WA

Nov 9 2006 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver

Nov 10 2006 Roseland Theater Portland, OR

Nov 11 2006 Midtown Bend, OR

Nov 12 2006 Senator Theater Chico, CA

Nov 13 2006 New Oasis Sparks, NV

Nov 14 2006 The Warfield San Francisco, CA

Nov 15 2006 House of Blues San Deigo, CA

Nov 20 2006 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA

Nov 22 2006 Marquee Theater Tempe, AZ

Nov 24 2006 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX

Nov 25 2006 Gypsy Tea Room Dallas, TX

Nov 26 2006 Meridian Houston, TX

Nov 27 2006 House of Blues New Orleans, LA

Nov 28 2006 Floyd's Music Store Tallahassee, FL

Nov 29 2006 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Nov 30 2006 Jannus Landing St. Petersburg, FL

Dec 1 2006 House of Blues Buena Vista, FL

THE OCEAN live-update

The Ocean

presented by Metal Hammer, In Your Face, Waste Of Mind, Tabu Absinth.
05.10. Stockholm (S) Lava w/Totalt Jävla Mörker
06.10. Gothenburg (S) Sticky Fingers w/Totalt Jävla Mörker
12.10. Potsdam Waschhaus w/Traktor
13.10. Marianske Lazne (CZ) Rampa w/Traktor
14.10. Niesky Juz Holz (Moshpitcrew presents) w/Traktor
15.10. München Orangehouse w/Traktor
17.10. Lausanne (CH) Le Romandie w/Traktor
18.10. Paris (F) L-Espace Curial w/Manimal
19.10. Reims (F) La Cartonnerie w/Manimal
20.10. St. Germain en Laye (F) La Clé w/Manimal
21.10. Lille (F) Festival Les Ecclictiques w/Manimal
22.10. Leuven (B) Sojo
23.10. Gent (B) Frontline
25.10. Bordeaux (F) L-Heretic Club w/Blockheads
26.10. Toulouse (F) SDF Ramonville w/Manimal
27.10. Avignon (F) Les Passagers du Zinc w/Manimal
28.10. Dijon (F) Les Tanneries w/Manimal
31.10. London (UK) Underworld
01.11. Manchester (UK) Club
02.11. Newcastle (UK) Trillians
05.11. Southampton (UK) Unit 22


Doro - Tour Dates, Guest List Alert and "Warrior Soul" Special Winter Edition Info

As you all know, Doro Pesch and band land in the UK for four shows in early November (see below for dates). To celebrate this and further dates around the world, AFM will be releasing "Warrior Soul - Winter Edition; 20 Years A Warrior Soul" a bumper special edition of this years album with outstanding features.

Released on November 27th, the album is released in three formats;

Winter Edition Standard - featuring a special Digi Pack version of "Warrior Soul" with colour booklet, bonus CD inc. live tracks and a brand new song.
Winter Edition - 20 Years A Warrior Soul - featuring the bonus CD and a double DVD featuring Ms Pesch and band in action in Düsseldorf this year, as well as a 90min documentary shot in DVD9 format.
3. The Warrior Soul Winter Edition Fan Box - Limited to 1000 copies, this contains the DVD pack, the bonus CD, a t-shirt / autographed card and the limited edition Doro / Warrior Soul snow-globe!!

We all know you want the snow globe!!

Forthcoming Live Dates for AFM artists


7th Nov.2006 Bradford, Rio's

8th Nov.2006 Dudley, JB's

9th Nov. 2006 Nottingham, Rock City

10th Nov. 2006 London, The Underworld.


The Voodoo Lounge, Dublin October 14th 2006

The Underworld, London November 12th 2006

Masterplan - (with Saxon);

Feb. 28 - UK Glasgow Garage
Mar. 02 - UK Belfast Spring & Airbrake
Mar. 03 - IRL Dublin Temple Bar Music Centre
Mar. 04 - UK Manchester Academy 2
Mar. 06 - UK Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Mar. 07 - UK Nottingham Rock City
Mar. 08 - UK Cardiff Coal Exchange
Mar. 09 - UK London Astoria

Jon Oliva's Pain

30th March 2007 Prog Power Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham.

Rise Above Records Newsletter - October 2006

Stock updates.

Circulus Vinyl.

Firstly major apologies to everyone who has Pre-Ordered the vinyl version of new Circulus album, Clocks Are Like People. Initial copies were faulty and had to be returned to the pressing plant. We have just been told that replacements have arrived at our distribution company and will be with us by Monday. All orders will be shipped on Monday & Tuesday of next week, if not sooner. Thanks for your patience on this.

Electric Wizard Vinyl's.

Finally they’re here. Deluxe vinyl versions of the classic self titled debut & masterwork, ‘Come My Fanatics’, making it’s debut Vinyl appearance.

Pressings quantities;


Ice Blue Gatefold LP + Black 7" x 500
Florescent Lime Green Gatefold LP + Black Vinyl 7" x 500
Black Vinyl Gatefold LP + Black Vinyl 7" x 500

‘Come My Fanatics’

Space dust Violet Sparkle Vinyl Double Gatefold LP + Space dust Violet Sparkle Vinyl 7"(PS) x 100 (SOLD OUT)

Space dust Violet Sparkle Vinyl Double Gatefold LP + Black Vinyl 7" (PS) x 400

Deep Red Vinyl Double Gatefold LP + Black Vinyl 7" (PS) x 500

Black Vinyl Double Gatefold LP + Black Vinyl 7" (PS) x 500

Grand Magus ST Expanded version - Now in stock!

Repackaged & re-mastered after being out of print for some time. Contains two extra tracks. Specially re-mastered by JB & Oneman.

Possessed & Luv Machine CD’s - Now in stock.

Yes, they’re finally here and both look & sound amazing!

Firebird CD & LP.

The new album from Bill Steers Firebird is finally out and in stock. Chock full of killer riffs & 70’s grooves, Hot Wings is Mr Steers most convincing and revitalised to album to date.
100% Pro-Tools Free!

Band related news & forthcoming shows

Firebird - Hot Wings Gets a live airing at the first ‘It’s Heavy!’ evening, Sunday 22nd October at Camden Barfly, London.

To celebrate the release of their latest album, 'Hot Wings' (released Oct 2nd), Firebird play the first in a series of Rise Above hosted nights titled 'It's Heavy!'. Sharing the bill will be Princes In The Tower, featuring key Circulus members, Michael Tyack, Will Summers & Victor Hugo Llamas, whose debut album will be recorded later this year. Princes The bands style is a more stripped down version of Circulus with a stronger Medieval flavour.
They are joined by heavy London trio, Winters whose debut EP is released on Rise Above Records on October 16th.
DJ's Dozza & Co will be supplying heavy sounds old & new. Doors are at 7pm, get there early!
Tickets on sale from Ticketweb ( & Stargreen (

Firwbird will also be appearing at the following shows;

Crippled Black Pheonix,Firebird,
Day For Airstrikes and Burnst
@ Jabez Clegg,Manchester Mon 23rd October

live at Penny Lane,
Sweden Thursday 19th October 2006

Look out for more UK dates soon.

Chrome Hoof - Release New EP on Rise Above.

The Avant-Garde Kraut Doom Prog troupe known as Chrome Hoof unleash their latest offering, a headfu*k of an EP tiled ‘Beyond Zade’ on Mon Oct 30th. Most definitely not for the faint hearted and narrow-minded amongst you, which, come to think of it, doesn’t probably count for many!

Possessed story to be on BBC TV.

It will be 30 years to the day on Weds 25th October that Rise Above Relics artists , Possessed, suffered a fatal blow which took the lives of three of it’s band members, Vernon Pereira, Mick Reeves & Terry Davies. The band were travelling home from a successful show in Carlisle, when their van drove into the back of a stationed beer tanker. Look out West Midlands residents for a special report on BBC, Midlands today, around about the time of the anniversary.

Winters News & Gigs

London band, Winters release their debut, self-titled EP through Rise Above Records on October 16th. They play the following shows;

Oct 2006

Wed 4th - Barfly, London, with Die So Fluid.
Fri 20th - Cooler, Bristol, with Crippled Black Phoenix.
Sat 21st - The Turks, Reading, with Obiat.
Sun 22nd - Barfly, London, with Firebird.
Fri 27th - The Brixton Windmill, London, with The Magnificent Shimmering Beasts.

Circulus - Upcoming Shows

Following on from the success of their latest album, ‘Clocks Are Like People’, Circulus will release a new single through Rise Above Records on Oct 30th.

Oct 2006

Thurs 5th - Fopp Record Store, London (new store, Tottenham Court Rd) W1 7pm
Fri 6th - Union Chapel, Islington, 7pm
Thurs 26th - Fabric, London London EC1 8pm
Fri 27th - Barfly, Liverpool Liverpool L1 4BH
Sat 28th - Dry Bar, Manchester Manchester


Thurs 2nd - Club I For Bach, Cardiff
Fri 3rd - Plug, Sheffield
Sat 4th - Social, Nottingham
Tues 7th - Musician, Leicester
Weds 8th - Little Civic, Wolverhampton
Fri 10 - Cooler, Bristol
Sat 11 - Lord Mayor's Show, London


16 - Purcell Room + Chrome Hoof, London London

Witchcraft tour the USA with Danava!


Mon 23rd - Seattle - Sunset Tavern
Tues 24th - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
Thurs 26th - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord
Fri - 27th, Los Angeles, CA - TBA
Sat - 28th, Las Vegas, NV or San Diego, CA - TBA
Sun - 29th, Tucson, AZ - Vaudeville
Tues - 31st, HALLOWEEN Austin, TX - Parish


Wed - 1st, Houston, TX - Proletariat
Thurs November 2nd, New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
Fri -3rd, Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
Sat - 4th, Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
Sun - 5th, GUY FAWKES Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
Mon - 6th, Baltimore, MD - Talking Head Club
Wed - 8th, New York, NY - TBA
Thurs - 9th, Boston, MA - TBA
Fri - 10th, Brooklyn, NY - North Six
Sat - 11th, Philadelphia, PA - The Khyber w/Blue Cheer & Pearls and
Sun - 12th, Pittsburgh, PA - Moosewood Lodge
Mon - 13th, Columbus, OH - Little Brothers
Tues - 14th, Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Wed - 15th, Madison, WI/Milwaukee - TBA
Thurs - 16th, Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock

A possible London date is being scheduled for some time in December. The guys will also make their only hometown appearance in Örebro this year, at
Retrofestivalen on the 25th of November. This is followed by a gig in Malmö on the 29th of December at Club Beyond.

New single (vinyl only), ‘If Crimson Was Your Colour’ is finally released later this month.

Taint News & Shows

After their European/Uk tour and appearences at the Hellfest, Leperfest and Give It A Name festivals, Taint are finishing the year with some great shows. Song writing for the next album is under way, with 7 tracks and more quickly forming. Such titles as 'Barstorn Zombie Revival', 'Mass Appeal Sadness' and 'Goddamn This City' might give you indication of what's to follow.

Taint shows:


25th - Buffalo, Cardiff w/ Baroness & Torche

17th - Bristol, tbc w/ Capricorns


24th - Athens, Gr, The Underworld

25th - Thessaloniki, Gr, tbc

Grand Magus

We're playing the infamous (in Sweden at least) "34 000 tons of Metal" cruise between October 6-7 on the Baltic Sea. Other bands include The Haunted, Annihilator, Morgana Lefay, Treat and Persuader. I

Info at

The guys are currently writing new material for their next studio album.


The London based doomsters will play with Reverend Bizarre, The Gates of Slumber & Centurions Ghost at The Underworld, London on October 28th. Doors
are at 6pm, so get there early. Next month the band will hit Necrodeath Studios in Birmingham with Mick Kenny (Annal Nathrakh, frost, Mistress) behind the desk to record a split 7" with The Gates of Slumber - due for an early 2007 release.

Cathedral - Japan, Mexico & Finland

Cathedral round off a successful year with shows in Japan, Mexico & Finland.

Oct 14th - Loud Park Festival - Tokyo, Japan

Nov 18th - Monterrey Metal Festival, Monterrey, Mexico.

Dec 29th - Helldone Festival - Tavastia, Helsinki, Japan.

Chimaira signs with Nuclear Blast records

We are very glad to welcome another excellent band to the Nuclear Blast family: New Wave of American Heavy Metal precursors CHIMAIRA!

The band has signed a worldwide deal with the label except for the USA (where further releases will be dealt by Ferret Records).

Singer Mark Hunter about the signing:

"For our friends outside of the US, we have linked up with Nuclear Blast. We met these guys on the European Sounds Of The Underground tour and were so thrilled to learn that they too were big of fans of CHIMAIRA. They had this hunger in their eyes that showed us they were going to sign CHIMAIRA if it was the last thing they did. That made us feel incredible. Not to mention the owner promised us his Porsche if we signed...we are holding you to that Markus! On a serious note, both Nuclear and Ferret have great ideas to deliver some killer goods to the fans.

Things have never felt as good for us as they do right now, and its due in part to the killer music we're creating, plus the faith and enthusiasm we're seeing from the awesome group of guys over there at the labels. CHIMAIRA still has an abundance of life and creativity flowing through our veins, and this new chapter in our lives may prove to be our greatest. Get ready for the most real, most passionate, and most technically punishing CHIMAIRA record yet! -The beast has finally been unleashed..."

The new album is scheduled to be released in February 2007.

For more info check

Amon Amarth hit European Charts!

AMON AMARTH „With Oden On Our Side" has hit European Charts! Congratulations to the fivepiece for these excellent Chart entries!

Germany (official Charts): 21

Sweden (official Charts): 21

Austria (official Charts): 27

MP3: AMON AMARTH - "Runes To My memory" taken from "With Oden On Our Side"

click here to watch the awesome video clip AMON AMARTH did for "Runes To My Memory"!

Amon Amarth + Wintersun + Tyr

02.11.2006 (D) FRANKFURT / Batschkapp
03.11.2006 (D) OSNABRÜCK-GEORGSMARIENHÜTTE / Eventcenter B 51
04.11.2006 (D) LICHTENFELS / Stadthalle
05.11.2006 (I) MILAN / Alcatraz
06.11.2006 (CH) PRATTELN / Z 7
08.11.2006 (HR) ZAGREB / Boogaloo
09.11.2006 (SLO) LJUBLJANA / VPK
10.11.2006 (A) LINZ / Posthof
11.11.2006 (A) WIEN / Planet Music
12.11.2006 (H) BUDAPEST / Wigwam
14.11.2006 (PL) WROCLAW / WZ
15.11.2006 (D) BERLIN / Columbia Club
16.11.2006 (D) HALLE / Easy Schorre
17.11.2006 (D) ERFURT / Club Centrum
18.11.2006 (D) KAUFBEUREN / All Kart Halle
19.11.2006 (D) STUTTGART / LKA
20.11.2006 (F) PARIS / Elysee Montmartre
22.11.2006 (GB) BRADFORD / Rio
23.11.2006 (GB) LONDON / Scala (new venue!)
24.11.2006 (B) ANTWERP / Hof Ter Lo
25.11.2006 (NL) WEERT / Bosuil
26.11.2006 (D) BOCHUM / Zeche
28.11.2006 (D) KÖLN / Live Music Hall
29.11.2006 (D) HAMBURG / Markthalle
Ticket-Hotline METALTIX (only Germany)

04627/18 38 38 -

booking: Continental Records

IN FLAMES - Competition

IN FLAMES challenge fans in EA SPORTS™ 2006 FIFA World Cup™ Throughout the course of their upcoming European tour the Swedish metal gods IN FLAMES have come up with something very special: A dual with a specially selected group of fans on a number of tour dates. The weapon of choice is EA SPORTS™ 2006
FIFA World Cup™ on the XBOX360.

While being on tour even the giants of metal need to relax. As passionate gamers Nuclear Blast’s Swedish metal-maniacs IN FLAMES take a break with their
EA-SPORTS games every evening. On selected locations two fans will be able to meet their idols and challenge them to a game on the XBOX360. Any lucky
fans who manage to see off the challenge of the In Flames boys will be in line for some exciting prizes! In cooperation with EA-Sports and Nuclear Blast contestants for - not yet determined - tour dates are wanted.

Applications to: / Subject: INFLAMESXBOX (Be sure you state your desired tour location) Applicants under 18 can not be included.

Blood Red Throne fervently work to complete their new album

Norwegian death metal juggernauts, BLOOD RED THRONE are fervently working to complete laying out material for their assuredly gore laden forthcoming Earache release. BLOOD RED THRONE have welcomed new vocalist Vlad and drummer, Anders Haave, who will be joining BLOOD RED THRONE to record their forthcoming album. This album will mark the bands’ fourth studio release and is slated for pre-production in late October, with final recording scheduled for December. During a now infamous tour run with MORTICIAN, BLOOD RED THRONE vocalist Vlad was commissioned to take over for Will Rhamer (MORTICIAN front man) after being arrested mid-tour, and was joined by fellow Earache artist Jason Mendonca from AKERCOCKE. BLOOD RED THRONE’S latest Earache release, "Altered Genesis" can be found on the Earache US and UK web store and expect a new slaughtering from BLOOD RED THRONE in early 2007!

Earache Extreme Metal Racing PS2 game trailer online

Earache Extreme Metal Racing Playstation 2 videogame trailer now online

You can now catch a glimpse of the final trailer for Earache Records’

forthcoming videogame online. ‘Earache Extreme Metal Racing’ is due to be released in the UK and Europe on November 3rd on PlayStation 2, PSP and PC and is set to take the videogaming world by storm.

The game features ten evil Earache racing teams battling it out on a torturous track that takes the wicked racers into the depths of hell and beyond. The teams you can drive around the

4 satanically-inspired levels include Mortiis, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Akercocke, Decapitated, Biomechanical, Municipal Waste, The Berzerker,

Linea77 and Society 1.

For the first time this game introduces the world of video gaming to the genre of extreme metal head on, as fans will simultaneously be able to race their favourite artists whilst doing battle to over 3 hours of Earache’s most annihilating releases. The soundtrack to this brutal game not only features music and videos from the racing teams, but also includes tracks from classic Earache bands such as Napalm Death, At The Gates, Cathedral plus bonus unreleased material and videos.

You can watch the trailer at this location , and be sure to pick up your own copy of this all-assaulting game when its released on November 3rd.

Earache Damnation!

Earache bands Damnation in a week's time

In just over a week's time in Manchester UK, Damnation festival will take place where you can see a plethora of Earache acts for only 15 of your english pounds.

Earache death metal overlords AKERCOCKE will headline this year's DAMNATION FESTIVAL in the heart of Manchester on October 15th. You can also experience extreme legends THE HAUNTED, Earache's jazz metallers EPHEL DUATH who will subject the damnation massive to their self-styled "intentional discomfort", BIOMECHANICAL; Earache's "progressive epic thrash metallers" will be bringing forth the furious metal and the ferocious Mistress who describe themselves as "a big fat sloppy sh*t with blast beats hanging off it" will hit Jilly's Rockworld and Music Box next Sunday.

Tickets for Damnation Festival 2006 are priced £15 and are on sale now through or and in person at Manchester's Piccadilly Box Office, and Liverpool's Radio City Box Office.

For further information about the event visit: or



Jagermeister stage

The Haunted...............22.20 - 23.35

Skindred......................21.00 - 22.00

Biomechanical..............20.10 - 20.40

Murder One..................19.25 - 19.55

Head-On.......................18.40 - 19.10

Kingsize Blues..............17.55 - 18.25

Evile.............................17.15 - 17.45

Terrorizer stage

Akercocke.....................21.35 - 22.50

Stampin' Ground...........20.30 - 21.15

Ephel Duath..................19.40 - 20.20

Send More Paramedics..19.00 - 19.30

Mistress........................18.20 - 18.50

Madman Is Absolute.....17.40 - 18.10

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The Berzerker announce headlining 2006 UK winter tour dates

Grind masters THE BERZERKER have announced winter headlining tour dates alongside fellow extreme acts MIKSHA, NEKKROSIS, ABGOTT and BAZOOKA. The tour will span all over the UK and will take place throughout December.

Stirring up a little winter madness, THE BERZERKER are set for a rejuvenated world take over and are toiling to complete their forthcoming Earache release, expected to hit in March 2007. THE BERZERKER’S latest Earache release, "World of Lies" is chock full of blaring precision and features unparalleled grind mastery that is better experienced live - come out and grind with THE BERZERKER!






Thursday 7th - HOBBITS ˆ WESTON ˆ SUPER ˆ MARE






Wednesday 13th ˆ BRICKYARD ˆ CARLISLE

Thursday 14th ˆ EDWARDS No 8 - BIRMINGHAM

Friday 15th ˆ THE ATTIC - RUSHDEN

Saturday 16th ˆ THE DOME ˆ LONDON

Morian signed to Dynamic Arts - MP3-Single available for download!

Finnish band MORIAN was founded in the year 2002 by guitarist / songwriter Sami Niittykoski. After a few demos, gigs and some line-up changes the band made its first four-song promo CD "Firewalkers". After the release MORIAN decided to put the songs of "Firewalkers" on their web page as a free downloadable release, and what was the result? All the hell broke loose. MORIAN’s melodic rock spiced up with dynamic metal parts soon began to receive widespread acclaim on the internet, resulting to thousands of visitors and countless downloads (e.g. 20 000 downloadings on "Firewalkers" song till today) from all over the world. The title song "Firewalkers" was one of the most requested songs on a Canadian radio station for three months, and ever on spread the word about these crazy Finnish rockers and their killer tunes. Since then, MORIAN has been spawning fans from Southern Europe to USA and Japan, among many other countries - but something was still missing: a professional distributing channel.

Now this need has been fullfilled as the band has signed a deal with Finnish Dynamic Arts Records. Both, MORIAN and label are pleased and anxious about upcoming co-operation. Band’s vocalist Janne Siekkinen: "Things are looking very bright for MORIAN right now; thanks to our collaboration with Dynamic Arts our music can finally reach fans all around the world in a way it’s really supposed to. After all those countless hours of practicing, song writing and searching for that true "MORIAN-sound", here we stand. And we’re ready to roll. Besides, now with a professional collaboration partner we have more time to concentrate on the more crucial things in MORIAN - like developing new practical jokes to use on drunken, passed-out band members"

How about the future? The band will lock themselves up in to studio during the end year ’06 - January ’07 with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Apocalyptica, Sentenced, etc.). Before the debut feel free to familiarize yourself with MORIAN by downloading the (free) self-titled song from their promo "Firewalkers" at record label’s or band’s web sites.

Chain your wives and children while you may, for it’s time to raise some hell.

MORIAN is here.

For more information on band visit their official or MySpace - web pages.

MP3-single "Firewalkers" - available for download now!

HAMMERFALL - Jukebox & release parties!

To all hungry HAMMERFALL-Fans out there: Here comes the ultimate "Threshold" jukebox! Streams of every song, the video to the single "Natural High", Photos and Infos about the new album. Click here, check it out and be happy!

Furthermore there will be some release parties in order to celebrate "Threshold". Bang that head that doesn’t bang!

20.10. U2 Ingolstadt
20.10. Club Prag Stuttgart
21.10. Matrix Bochum 21.10. Rockclub Hildesheim
27.10. Die Pumpe Kiel
28.10. Steinbruch Darmstadt

EDGUY - to tour South America & DVD planed!

Good news everyone! Our famous fun fluffers EDGUY will play a tour in South America!

01.11.2006 SANTIAGO DE CHILE - Estadio Chile November (RCH)
03.11.2006 SAO PAULO - Credidard Hall (BR)
04.11.2006 RIO DE JANEIRO - Claro Hall (BR)
05.11.2006 CURITIBA - Master Hall (BR) 07.11.2006 PORTO ALEGRE - Opinião (BR)
18.11.2006 MONTERREY - Monterrey Metal Fest (MEX)
19.11.2006 MEXICO CITY - tba (MEX)

The best is: People without opportunity to travel to these gigs can still be part of the tour! EDGUY will record the São Paulo show for a live DVD! What a thrill of anticipation! Furthermore EDGUY are confirmed for the BANG YOUR HEAD Festival 2007 as headliner!

EKTOMORF - Release parties

The "Outcast" is loose and can’t wait to capture your local record store! Our Hungarian Tribal Thrashers EKTOMORF hit back again. A reason to celebrate! And as we all know: It sucks to do a party on your own at your house. That’s why there will be loads of release parties!

26.10.06 Rockfabrik Nürnberg
27.10.06 Rockclub U2 Ingolstadt
27.10.06 Rockfabrik Augsburg
27.10.06 Rofa Schweinfurt
27.10.06 Flash St. Wendel
28.10.06 Katakombe Karlsruhe
28.10.06 Club Prag Stuttgart []
28.10.06 Sumpfblume Hameln
04.11.06 Matrix Bochum
06.11.06 Keller München

IMMORTAL - Tour dates announced!

2007 will be a good year for all IMMORTAL fans out there: The legendary and recently reunited Black Metal outfit will return with a couple of carefully selected live shows. Vocalist and guitarist Abbath, drummer Horgh and bass player Apollyon will not only headline the prestigious Wacken festival, but they’ll also come to the USA for two special shows in New York and Los Angeles. As if those news weren’t spectacular enough, the band is also confirmed as headliner at the infamous Inferno Festival, set to take place April 5th to 7th in Oslo, Norway.

05.-07.04.2007 OSLO - Inferno Festival 2007 (N)
13.07.2007 NEW YORK, NY - B.B. Kings (USA)

15.07.2007 LOS ANGELES, CA - The Avalon (USA)
02.-04.08.2007 WACKEN - Wacken Open Air (D)

DEATHSTARS - To support Cradle of Filth

Swedish industrial Goth metal band DEATHSTARS has been confirmed as the support act for CRADLE OF FILTH on their upcoming European tour beginning on November 12 in Tilburg, Holland. A complete list of dates can be found here!.

As previously reported DEATHSTARS' video for the song "Blitzkrieg" has been posted online at the group's official web site. Check it out: Windows Media (60.2 MB), Quicktime (72.4 MB). The track comes off the band's sophomore album, "Termination Bliss", which entered the German Media Control chart in February at position No. 87.

DEATHSTARS recently announced the addition of guitarist Cat to the group's ranks. Cat, who previously played with the band as a session member, is "an excellent guitar player with heart filled with deathsleaze and a body built for s*x," according to a posting on the group's web site. "Cat will visit a girlfriend close to you on the upcoming European tour."

In existence since January 2000 (formerly known as SWORDMASTER), DEATHSTARS features in it’s ranks former DISSECTION drummer Ole Öhman and guitarist Emil Nödtveidt (brother of late DISSECTION leader Jon).

THRESHOLD - Album update!

Threshold are currently recording the follow-up to their award winning 2004 album 'Subsurface'. Recording is taking place at Thin Ice Studios and Bray Studios in the south of England, produced by Karl Groom and Richard West.

The new album has a working title of 'Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams', and the song titles are: Slipstream, This is your life, Elusive, Disappear, Fighting for breath, Hollow, Safe to fly, One degree down, Landing lights.

Mac, in the middle of vocal sessions at Bray, said: 'If I thought it would be this good I'd have joined Threshold sooner! I've got a good feeling about this album. I think things are going to snowball for us next year, I thought so even before I heard the demos. I'm having brilliant time!'

Threshold's last album 'Subsurface' picked up 15 Album Of The Month awards across the globe. Earlier this year the band moved to Nuclear Blast Records to join a highly successful roster of bands including In Flames, Nightwish and Blind Guardian.

Recording and mixing of 'Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams' is expected to be complete in November, with a release planned for early in 2007.

THIS ENDING press release

THIS ENDING have finished the recordings for their debut album "Inside The Machine". The album was recorded at Offbeat studio, Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Linus Nirbrant & This Ending. Mastering was done by Peter in de Betou at Tailor Maid.

The music of THIS ENDING embodies the qualities of technical death/thrash and the catchiness of melodic death metal! A combination that is refreshing to the genre yet still brutal and dark enough to scare your parents. Ushering in a new era of Swedish death metal, THIS ENDING is brutality and darkness, yet melodic and catchy. "Inside The Machine" features 10 tracks of non stop violence with astonishing musicianship and a new approach to song writing that leaves you wanting more"

Here´s the complete tracklisting for "Inside The Machine":

Seed of destruction
Inside the machine
Pitch black
Plague angel
Lidless eyes
Nailed down
Let the world burn
Into pain
This ending
The high profile musicians of THIS ENDING are/have been active in the following bands: Amon Amarth, A Canorous Quintet, Guidance of Sin, Niden Div. 187 and Sins of Omission.

Mårten Hansen - Vocals
Leo Pignon - Guitar
Linus Nirbrant - Guitar
Jesper Löfgren - Bass
Fredrik Andersson - Drums"Inside The Machine" will be released the 1st of December in G/A/S and the 4th of December in the rest of Europe!

Metal Blade Records signs Since The Flood!

We are pleased to announce Metal Blade Records has officially inked a world wide deal with the brutal North Shore/Boston Massachusetts hardcore band Since the Flood. Since The Flood’s debut release, No Compromise will mark the bands follow up to the underground hit Valor and Vengeance which came out through Iron Clad Recordings (Unearth frontman Trevor Phipps’ label) in February 2005. No Compromise, recorded at Outpost Studios in Stoughton, MA with Jim Siegal (Blood for Blood, Cave In, and the Dropkick Murphys), shows the band heading in a more focused and intense direction with the end results being a far more concentrated hardcore record than anything they have done in the past. " There's no doubt in our mind that both old fans, and new, will be very surprised and pleased with the direction we've gone musically since Valor and Vengeance" states the band.

No Compromise will be released in early 2007. More information and tour dates will be released shortly. In the meantime if you have yet to check these guys out go HERE and listen to some songs off of Valor and Vengeance.

Since The Flood is:
Luke Buckbee - drums
Kevin Leary - guitars
Chuck Bouley - vocals
Dave Stauble - guitars
Rob Deangelis - bass

Metal Blade Records signs AEON!

We are also very pleased to announce the signing of AEON, one of our latest additions to the Metal Blade family. Known for their technicality and sheer brutality AEON has made a place for themselves among the leaders of the death metal community by creating excruciatingly heavy, yet catchy songs that have caught the attention death metal heavy weights Cannibal Corpse, who are some of their biggest supporters. "AEON’s musicianship is among the best in death metal, but their songwriting is what truly sets them apart. It's rare to find a death metal band that is simultaneously crushingly brutal and infectiously catchy. AEON is one of those rare bands" states Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster.

Not content with merely playing extremely fast, Aeon set out to take death metal to a new level by having all the instruments "support" each other while taking the time to create superior riffs, lyrics and vocal patterns with thought behind them. With the band already working on new material for their Metal Blade debut and tours already in the works, you can expect to see great things from this Swedish death metal quintet.

Here’s what guitarist Zeb Nilsson had to say about their recent signing:
"This is the kind of deal we’ve been waiting for since we started up as a band. We are all very exited about this new chapter for us, and we already have 7 or 8 new songs done for our next album and they all sound killer, I am very satisfied so far…"

Stay tuned for more information on Aeon’s upcoming Metal Blade debut and tour dates.

Aeon is:
Tom my Dahlström - Vocals
Zeb Nilsson - Guitar
Daniel Dlimi - Guitar
Nils Fjellström - Drums
Max Carlberg - Bass - Official Aeon forum

Arizona ’s JOB FOR A COWBOY looking for new drummer

"Job for a Cowboy and drummer Elliott Sellers have parted ways. It was a mutual agreement that ended on a good note. Job for a Cowboy is in search of a permanent drummer that can keep up with a heavy touring schedule.

For all those who are interested in trying out here’s all we need from you:
Some type of video or Mp3 of you showcasing your work and performing what you do best, after that we'll talk and work from there. Once you've done that you can email Job for a Cowboy at

We would need you to relocate during our writing process and prepare to enter the studio within the next coming months. We will provide food, living shelter, and equipment." JFAC

CANNIBAL CORPSE confirms Wacken Open Air 2007

They couldn't make it this year, but they will be destroying Wacken next year. Cannibal Corpse have been confirmed for the Wacken Open Air festival 2007. WOA might be Europe 's biggest metal festival and takes place every first weekend of August. Other acts confirmed include Amorphis, Immortal, In Flames, Rage, Moonspell, Samael and Blind Guardian.

In addition, Cannibal Corpse will be doing a full European tour in the spring of 2007!


27.10. Halloween Show / Druckluft, Oberhausen

Fear My Thoughts / Butterfly Coma

28.10. Underground - Köln


11.11. Essen Bebt (Weststadthallen Essen)

Hatebreed, Unearth, BC, ZM, Waterdown

25.11. Nachtcafé - Gerolstein

01.12 Die Halle - Frankfurt

29.12. Potsdam - Lindenpark Hardcore Festival


30.12. Niesky - Holz ( Germany)


02.03.2007 Matrix / Bochum

w/ Parkway Drive, The Warriors, Carpathian

My Dying Bride - New album out now

The highly anticipated new My Dying Bride album, 'A Line of Deathless Kings', is available from today on CD and as a special UK edition of the album (which includes an enhanced video for 'Deeper Down', plus poster & postcards set). Also available on double-vinyl.

The Provenance - The Video

The new video for 'Second and Last but Not Always', the first single from forthcoming album 'RED FLAGS' by THE PROVENANCE, can be viewed here. Check it out.

IMPIOUS recording update

Straight from the keyboard of Valle Adzic (guitars): "Sorry for the lack of updates. Things have been really crazy and we just didn’t feel like we had the time to write a studio diary for this album. Anyways, here’s some news for ya!

The new album is almost done. This weekend we’ll do some last bits of recording. We’ll also have Thomas Backelin from mighty Lord Belial come over for some guest vocals on a slower and very dark track. Will be fun! The mix will be done next weekend, so expect some samples here in a few weeks.

We’ve set the title "Holy Murder Masquerade" for the new album. Some of the song titles are "The Confession", "Bound To Bleed (For A Sacred Need)", "T.P.S.", "Death On Floor 44", "Holy Murder Masquerade" and "Three Of One".

The cover is also done. It’s awesome! Come back in a week and take a look at it."

CANNIBAL CORPSE touring update

The booking for the European CANNIBAL CORPSE tour is finished. Here’s the final tour schedule!


Thursday 22-02 France Antipode Rennes

Friday 23-02 Spain Platenuena Durango
Saturday 24-02 Portugal hard Club Oporto

Sunday 25-02 Spain Caracol Mardid

Monday 26-02 Spain Apollo Barcelona

Tuesday 27-02 France Ninkasi Kao Lyon
Wednesday28-03 Italy Nouvo Estragon Bologna
Thursday 01-03 Italy Alpheus Rome

Friday 02-03 off
Saturday 03-03 Greece Ann Club Athens

Sunday 04-03 Greece Hydrogios Thessaloniki
Monday 05-03 Bulgaria Sredec hall Sofia

Tuesday 06-03 Romania Preotease Bucharest

Wednesday07-03 Serbia SKC Beograd
Thursday 08-03 Slovenia Media park Lubljana

Friday 09-03 Hungary A 38 Budapest
Saturday 10-03 Germany Backstage München

Sunday 11-03 czech rep Abaton Praha

Monday 12-03 Poland Loch Ness Cracow
Tuesday 13-03 Off

Wednesday14-03 Latvia Melna Piektiena Riga
Thursday 15-03 Estonia Club Hollywood Tallinn
Friday 16-03 Finland Travastia Helsinki
Saturday 17-03 Finland Pakkahuone Tampere
Sunday 18-03 off
Monday 19-03 sweden Koren Gothenborg
Tuesday 20-03 Denmark The Rock Kobenhavn

Wednesday 21-03 Germany Musik Zentrum Hannover
Thursday 22-03 Germany F Haus Jena
Friday 23-03 Holland Effenaar Eindhoven
Saturday 24-03 Belgium Biebob Vosselaar

Booking: Metallysee

DIMMU BORGIR - Studio report!

DIMMU BORGIR axeman Silenoz has just checked in on with a studio report. "Finally we arrived in Studio Fredman. It's now located outside Gothenburg in a godforsaken place in the middle of fuc*ing nowhere, which couldn't be more perfect. Things started not as planned ,as usual, as we found out already before departure that we were a car short because of calculating the amount of equipment totally wrong. But hey, we're just musicians and we're spoiled having the crew taking care of that usually, so in lack of further excuses we blame it on them and their absence…
Anyhow, Hellhammer phoned a friend of his and luckily he was free to help us out driving it down to In The Middle of Nowhere. Thanks Espen! We'll start tracking drums tomorrow and we'll try and keep you guys posted on what's happening, and perhaps also post some photos if Frank the webmaster can make it happen. We're very excited about the new material and can't wait to get started!" DIMMU BORGIR`s upcoming, yet untitled album is set for release in 2007.

SUBWAY TO SALLY - 'Sieben' live clip online

Take the time and check out the awesome live clip of SUBWAY TO SALLY's 'Sieben', taken from the forthcoming "Nackt" CD/DVD (featuring filmings & recordings from the band's acoustic tour last Spring):

"Nackt" will get in stores on November 10th.

Don't forget the "Nackt" DVD world premiere at movie theatres all over Germany and Austria on November 6th, presented by UCI KINOWELT, Metal Hammer, Sonic Seducer and Nuclear Blast. Please find more info here!

GOREFEST - Turkish dates cancelled

GOREFEST guitarist Frank Harthoorn just delivered the sad news that the band`s shows in Turkey have been cancelled. "Right, this really sucks. We were supposed to be going over to Turkey at the start of November to do two shows in Istanbul and Ankara. Last two weeks however, rumours came to our attention these shows were being cancelled. We knew nothing about this, but these people apparently were much better informed then us, since the promoter seems to have vanished into thin air. E-mails are bouncing, phones are disconnected. To our Turkish fans, please let it be known we are not the ones fuc*ing this up. We had a great time last year in Istanbul, and were all revved up and ready to go out and administer some frightfully heavy metal to you guys 'n gals. I guess we'll just have to postpone it all again. Don't worry though, we WILL get there!"

HAMMERFALL - Swedish signing sessions

Starting on Wednesday, October 18, HAMMERFALL will travel around Sweden signing albums for a few days. It all begins with a kick off party at Club Backstage Umeå on October 17, and here's the rest of the schedule:

Oct. 18: Rocks, Umeå; 17:00
Oct. 19: Skivbörsen, Västerås; 15:00
Oct. 19: Najz Prajz, Ouml;rebro; 17:30
Oct. 20: Kringlan Skivor, Södertälje; 15:00
Oct. 20: Bengans, Stockholm; 17:30
Oct. 21: Bengans, Göteborg; 14:00

The release party on October 21, at Trägårn in Göteborg, begins at 20:30, with Rundgång's Melker and Mattias as DJs, and at 22:00 heavy metal band DREAMLAND plays HAMMERFALL songs on stage.

As previously reported, a HAMMERFALL e-card containing audio samples of all the tracks from the group's upcoming "Threshold" album plus the "Natural High" video can be accessed at this location.

HAMMERFALL's new single, "Natural High", entered the Swedish chart at position No. 6. The video for the song can be viewed at Also available is a nine-minute video interview with HAMMERFALL vocalist Joacim Cans and Dronjak about the group's upcoming CD, "Threshold". Check it out at this location.

"Threshold" (view artwork at this location) was recorded at Lundgård Studios in Denmark with producer Charlie Bauerfiend and is scheduled for release on October 23 in Europe (October 20 in Germany) and October 31 in North America.

Ephel Duath on this afternoon!

Ephel Duath with be on the Metal Lunchbox this afternoon on about 1pm Uk time talking about their new drummer and forthcoming tour

Catch them live on the following dates:


15.10.2006 UK MANCHESTER Jilly's Rockworld Damnation Festival

16.10.2006 UK WOLVERHAMPTON Little Civic

17.10.2006 UK LONDON Underworld

18.10.2006 UK NOTTINGHAM The Old Angel

19.10.2006 UK BRADFORD Gasworks


21.10.2006 UK RUSHDEN Attik

22.10.2006 UK BOURNEMOUTH The Gander

23.10.2006 UK EXETER Cavern

24.10.2006 UK SOUTHAMPTON Nexus TBC

26.10.2006 UK MIDDLESBROUGH The Crown

31.10.2006 FR PARIS, Batofar

01.11.2006 BE BRUXELLES, Magasin 4

Hate Eternal DVD - 'The Perilous Fight' trailer online

For any Death Metal act, success in the live arena is paramount. Each band is judged on its ability to deliver in front of a live audience, to re-create the musicianship forged on record into a precision live delivery.

Every band strives to become known as the best Death Metal live act as a matter of honour. Certainly Hate Eternal view every live appearance this way.

The band, led by the enigmatic Erik Rutan, have always let loose a 'take no prisoners' approach to all that they do. The very name of the band expresses such a rage and fury, leaving the listener in no doubt what to expect. Over the course of the three caustic albums - 'Conquering the Throne', 'King of All Kings' and 'I, Monarch' - Hate Eternal have refined and honed their devastating brand of all-out, total speed, hate-fuelled Death Metal. Despite line up changes, van crashes, tornados and a myriad of trials and tribulations along the way, the band have prevailed. And the live setting is the where Hate Eternal excels.

Filmed live in London June 4 2006 at The Garage, 'The Perilous Fight' shows Hate Eternal at their best. Coming at the end of an extensive US and European touring period that saw them bring Real Death Metal to new audiences by touring with the likes of Hatebreed, Chimaira and Arch Enemy, and featuring stand in drummer Reno Killerich, filling the drum stool vacated at the 11th hour by Derek Roddy, the band are tight and focused from the off.

Raging through 12 tracks selected from all their albums, the band blast, grind and pummel their way through the set with malice and intent. Rutan is also well known for spending years as part of the Morbid Angel line (a role he recently reprised) and works the crowd like a veteran, stoking the fires that little bit more throughout the performance.

The extras include an interview with the band immediately post-gig, where Rutan describes at length the reasons for his chosen musical path and how he has overcome the various obstacles thrown up during the band's existence.

Additionally, all of the band's promo videos are included, in particular the unreleased clip for 'The Victorious Reign' filmed by Shane Drake (Trivium, Hawthorne Heights, Panic! At the Disco). Rutan also takes us on a tour of his own Mana Recording Studios, scene of much of his production work on bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Job for A Cowboy and of course, Hate Eternal.

With live sound expertly mixed by Rutan himself and artwork by Paul Romano (Mastodon), 'The Perilous Fight' is the definitive Hate Eternal audio-visual document

You can watch the trailer online at:

HATE ETERNAL "The Perilous Fight" is released on Earache records on October 16th.


(Hate Eternal live at the Garage, London 4th June 2006) 1. Two Demons 2. Servants of the Gods 3. The Vicious Reign 4. Dogma Condemned 5. I, Monarch 6. Behold Judas 7. The Obscure Terror 8. To know our enemies 9. Powers that be 10. By his own decree 11. Sons of darkness 12. King of all kings

Promo videos:

1. The Powers that be

2. I, Monarch

3. The Victorious reign

Bonus feature:

Hate Eternal interview

Behind the scenes at Mana studios

Check for more information Buy it now at

Biomechanical to tour Europe with Exodus!

Biomechanical will support Exodus on their forthcoming European tour in November and December. Jon K frontman of Biomechanical says: "This is going to be Biomechanical's first big European tour and we are honoured to be able to support one of the most influential bands in the world of Thrash Metal. I have always been a big Exodus fan and it was awesome to hear that they dig Biomechanical. We can't wait!!"

See Biomechanical support Exodus on the following dates:

1-Nov-06 Wednesday UK Manchester Music Box

2-Nov-06 Thursday UK Nottingham Junktion 7

3-Nov-06 Friday UK Bradford Rio

4-Nov-06 Saturday Ireland Dublin Voodoo Lounge

5-Nov-06 Sunday UK Newcastle Trillians

6-Nov-06 Monday UK Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall

7-Nov-06 Tuesday UK London Underworld

8-Nov-06 Wednesday France Paris - venue

9-Nov-06 Thursday Holland Eindhoven Effenaar

10-Nov-06 Friday Holland Haarlem Patronaat

11-Nov-06 Saturday Belgium Hasselt Muziek-o-droom

13-Nov-06 Monday Germany Osnabrück Rosenhof

14-Nov-06 Tuesday Germany Bochum Matrix

15-Nov-06 Wednesday Germany schweinfurt Stattbahnhof

16-Nov-06 Thursday Germany Berlin Kato

17-Nov-06 Friday Germany Saarbrucken Roxy

18-Nov-06 Saturday Denmark Copenhagen Kino

19-Nov-06 Sunday Norway Olso John Dee

20-Nov-06 Monday Sweden Gothenburg Sticky Fingers

22-Nov-06 Wednesday finland Oulu Teatria

23-Nov-06 Thursday finland Helsinki Tavastia

25-Nov-06 Saturday Poland Poznan Eskalup

26-Nov-06 Sunday Czech Rep Brno Faval club

27-Nov-06 Monday Austria Wien Arena

28-Nov-06 Tuesday Hungary Budapest Wigwam

29-Nov-06 Wednesday Serbia Belgrade SKC

30-Nov-06 Thursday Italy Padova Sottosopra

1-Dec-06 Friday Italy Siena Sonar Club

2-Dec-06 Saturday Italy Senigalia(Ancona) Mamamia

3-Dec-06 Sunday Italy Naples Duel Beat

4-Dec-06 Monday Switzerland Wil Remise

5-Dec-06 Tuesday France Lyon

7-Dec-06 Thursday Spain Villareal Salatal

8-Dec-06 Friday Spain Bilbao Santana

9-Dec-06 Saturday Spain Madrid Ritmo & Compas

10-Dec-06 Sunday Spain Barcelona Apolo 2

Look out for the re-release of "The Empires of the worlds" on November 13th featuring Biomechanical's new cover of Judas Priest's PAINKILLER

With Passion - An update from Mana Studios!

Armed with killer new vocalist, Fidel Campos, WITH PASSION have been meticulously tracking songs for their forthcoming Earache release "What We See When We Shut Our Eyes." Drum tracks have been completed for "Vengeance"

and "Encryption" and WITH PASSION are currently pushing ahead to complete guitar and vocal tracks. "Mana Studios is amazing..." states bassist Mike Nordeen enthusiastically, "...the album is coming out amazing and exceeding our expectations." The new album will also include gripping guest vocals by Guy from THE RED CHORD, in addition to the solid precision of Fidel’s musings. "What We See When We Shut Our Eyes" will include ten new tracks from WITH PASSION, each running the heaviness gamut - featuring sweeping solos coupled with grabbing breakdowns to delicate, attention-grabbing tapping parts. WITH PASSION’S second Earache effort, "What We See When We Shut Our Eyes," is due out in February 2007 and WITH PASSION plan on hitting the road in full support of the new album.

Check out WITH PASSION on MySpace:

At The Gates Limited Picture LP Release Announced

The all-time classic ‘Slaughter Of The Soul’ from Swedish death-metallers At The Gates is being released as a Limited Picture LP throughout the UK and Europe on October 16th. This exclusive vinyl release (1500 copies) contains timelessly brutal tracks taken from the original 1995 record plus six added tracks, as yet unreleased on vinyl.

This limited edition picture LP serves as a memorial to the band’s legendary power-fuelled, raw sound, which became the blueprint for Swedish Death Metal. With original artwork designed by Kristian Wahlin this release is a definite collectors item.

The full tracklisting for the LP is as follows:

01. Blinded by Fear

02. Slaughter of the Soul

03. Cold

04. Under A Serpent Sun

05. Into the Dead Sky

06. Suicide Nation

07. World of Lies

08. Unto Others

09. Nausea

10. Need

11. The Flames of the End

12. Legion (Slaughterlord cover)

13. The Dying (unreleased track)

14. Captor of Sin (Slayer cover)

15. Unto Others ('95 Demo)

16. Suicide Nation ('95 Demo)

7. Bister Verklighet (No Security cover)

The Limited Picture LP can also be pre-ordered at the UK/Europe webstore at

EQUILIBRIUM - Sign with Nuclear Blast!

EQUILIBRIUM, for many people the hottest newcomer band from Germany since many years, signed a muti-album contract with Nuclear Blast. The melodic Black Metal band from Munich gained a huge fanbase with their last album "Turis Fratyr" and with many successful live gigs. EQUILIBRIUM will enter a studio in January 2007 in order to record their next output "Sagas". An early summer release is expected.

The band: "A deal with Nuclear Blast? Wow. A dream came true. We´re looking forward to some cool years and even cooler records!"

DORO - Tour Dates, Guest List Alert and "Warrior Soul" Special Winter Edition Info

As you all know, Doro Pesch and band land in the UK for four shows in early November (see below for dates). To celebrate this and further dates around the world, AFM will be releasing "Warrior Soul - Winter Edition; 20 Years A Warrior Soul" a bumper special edition of this years album with outstanding features.

Now, brought forward to November 13th, the album is released in three formats;

1. Winter Edition Standard - featuring a special Digi Pack version of "Warrior Soul" with colour booklet, bonus CD inc. live tracks and a brand new song.

2. Winter Edition - 20 Years A Warrior Soul - featuring the bonus CD and a double DVD featuring Ms Pesch and band in action in Düsseldorf this year, as well as a 90min documentary shot in DVD9 format.

3. The Warrior Soul Winter Edition Fan Box - Limited to 1000 copies, this contains the DVD pack, the bonus CD, a t-shirt / autographed card and the limited edition Doro / Warrior Soul snow-globe!!

We all know you want the snow globe!!

Forthcoming Live Dates for AFM artists


7th Nov.2006 Bradford, Rio's

8th Nov.2006 Dudley, JB's

9th Nov. 2006 Nottingham, Rock City

10th Nov. 2006 London, The Underworld.


The Voodoo Lounge, Dublin October 14th 2006

The Underworld, London November 12th 2006

Masterplan - (with Saxon);

Feb. 28 - UK Glasgow Garage
Mar. 02 - UK Belfast Spring & Airbrake
Mar. 03 - IRL Dublin Temple Bar Music Centre
Mar. 04 - UK Manchester Academy 2
Mar. 06 - UK Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Mar. 07 - UK Nottingham Rock City
Mar. 08 - UK Cardiff Coal Exchange
Mar. 09 - UK London Astoria

Jon Oliva's Pain

30th March 2007 Prog Power Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham.

Ephel Duath live dates

Oct 15 2006 Damnation Festival @ Jilly's Rockworld and Music Box Manchester

Oct 16 2006 Little Civic Wolverhampton

Oct 17 2006 Underworld London

Oct 18 2006 The Old Angel Notthingam

Oct 19 2006 The Gasworks Bar Bradford

Oct 20 2006 No. Fifteen Bolton

Oct 21 2006 Attik Rushden

Oct 22 2006 The Gander Bournemouth

Oct 23 2006 Cavern Exeter

Oct 24 2006 Nexus Supporting Red Sparowes Southampton

Oct 26 2006 The Crown Middlesbrough

Oct 31 2006 Batofar Paris

Nov 1 2006 Magasin 4 Bruxelles

Decapitated to be interviewed by extreme metal mistress Jasmine St. Claire

Metal’s finest lady, Jasmine St. Claire, is known for her hard-hitting DVD series, METAL’S DARKSIDE, which exposes and highlights some of extreme metals’ most dynamic characters. Possessing a true passion and flare for extreme music, Jasmine is slated to interview DECAPITATED on the FEAR FACTORY supporting leg of their US tour! Excited and eager to speak with the envelope pushing band, Jasmine will interview DECAPITATED in their element - thrashing precise guitar lick, kicking up booming beats and laying out crushing growls. DECAPITATED’S latest release, "Organic Halucinosis" has been received with critical majesty and has firmly planted their spot in the technical heart of metal experts everywhere. Keep a lookout for DECAPITATED’S interview with Jasmine and come out to see DECAPITATED slaughter crowds throughout the US!

The Berzerker’s new album to be titled "Animosity"

THE BERZERKER’s 4th studio album for Earache Records will be titled "ANIMOSITY". Out March 2007 THE BERZERKER continue and develop the theme of hate fuelled lyrics and extreme sonic assault seen in "WORLD OF LIES" that makes THE BERZERKER one of the worlds most extreme bands.

For the past month THE BERZERKER has been holding an CD cover art competition, some of the entries can be seen at

Feel free to comment!

For anyone in the United Kingdom, be sure to come on out for your dose of brutality FULL TOURING SUPPORT FROM:

MIKSHA (anticulture) - NEKKROSIS (attic) - ABGOTT (helvete and hate) with guest dj from Berlin - BAZOOKA (aural carnage)






Thursday 7th - HOBBITS - WESTON - SUPER - MARE






Wednesday 13th - BRICKYARD - CARLISLE

Thursday 14th - EDWARDS No 8 - BIRMINGHAM

Friday 15th - THE ATTIC - RUSHDEN

Saturday 16th - THE DOME - LONDON

Deicide featured on the cover of PIT magazine

Issue #56 of Pit Magazine, one of metals’ most respected publications, features DEICIDE on the cover alongside metal gods SLAYER and CRADLE OF FILTH. This issue of PIT contains a revealing feature interview with Glen Benton, dynamically infamous front man of DEICIDE, which provides further insight into the mind that helped create "The Stench of Redemption." Pick up your copy of PIT at a store near you or log on to and catch a glimpse of DEICIDE in their triumphant glory! See DEICIDE on the road this fall and winter blazing the death metal trail and bringing heaviness back!

Conquer Records news

1- Devilish Impressions’ „Plurima Mortis Imago" out now on Conquer Records!!!

We have been waiting for ages for this moment and, eventually, the band’s

latest beast has been unleashed! Before it hits the shelves you can get your

copy at the label’s website:; e-mail: /

Tel. (0044) 208 5379400

/ Mob. (0044) 7956375851

The album consists of 9 compositions, plus - as a special bonus track -

video clip to "SataniChaoSymphony".

"A blend of furious speed, majestic guitar work, awesome dynamics and a

sense of cold-blooded atmosphere that will chill you to the bone. Devilish

Impressions play epic metal that slithers direct from the sewers of Hell."

(Jamie Graham - TERRORIZER Magazine, issue 148; Fear Candy comp. 32).

2- ** upcoming shows!!!

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter (D) + Natron (I) + Rotting Faith (F), DEVILISH

IMPRESSIONS (PL/UK), Worms Of Sabnock


Tickets available at

EQUILIBRIUM - Sign with Nuclear Blast!

EQUILIBRIUM, for many people the hottest newcomer band from Germany since many years, signed a muti-album contract with Nuclear Blast. The melodic Black Metal band from Munich gained a huge fan base with their last album "Turis Fratyr" and with many successful live gigs. EQUILIBRIUM will enter a studio in January 2007 in order to record their next output "Sagas". An early summer release is expected.

The band: "A deal with Nuclear Blast? Wow. A dream came true. We’re looking forward to some cool years and even cooler records!"

DEW-SCENTED - New album, tour dates

Even though they played many live shows in the last time, DEW-SCENTED weren’t lazy. 12 songs are written and there’s an idea for a cool cover version. This time the band will start the recordings at the end of October - in the Soundlodge Studios (GOD DETHRONED, OBSCENITY, etc.) with Jörg Uken. The mix and mastering will be handled by legend Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, MACHINE HEAD, etc.)! A early 2007 release is expected, a title hasn’t been announced yet.

In other news, DEW-SCENTED are complete again! Guitar player Flo Müller, who left the band after the "Impact" album, joined the fold again! Welcome back!

DEW-SCENTED will also support shooting stars TRIVIUM on three shows in Germany!
Here are the whole DEW-SCENTED livedates for 2006:

Nov. 16 - Zürich, SWI @ Jugendkulturhaus Dynamo*
Nov. 17 - Graz, AUT @ Orpheum*
Nov. 18 - Bochum, GER @ Matrix / Brainchrusher Festival*
Nov. 19 - Hollfeld / Bayreuth GER @ Stadthalle*
Dec. 04 - München, GER @ Backstage**
Dec. 05 - Ludwigsburg, GER @ Rockfabrik

Dec. 06 - Frankfurt, GER @ Batschkapp**
Dec. 07 - Hameln, GER @ Kulturzentrum Regenbogen

Dec. 08 - Hannover, GER @ Faust / X-Mas Metal Meeting

Dec. 09 - Köln, GER @ Live Music Hall**
Dec. 15 - Annaberg-Buchholz, GER @ Alte Brauerei
Dec. 16 - Freising, GER @ Lindenkeller

* with Noise Forest and Fallen Yggdrasil
** with Trivium and Wolf

with Wolf and more

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Pagan Altar latest news

The Time Lord' vinyl LP is being repressed and anyone interested should contact Ola at I HATE RECORDS.

Volume 1 is now again available from Oracle records; if you wish to order a copy checkout the merchandise page of the Pagan Altar website.

The Pagan Altar Templars Forum is now up and running and can be found by clicking on the link on the fans page or by going to

The recording of the 'Mythical and Magical' album has had to be put on hold for a time again as Terry was taken into hospital a few weeks ago and had to undergo open heart surgery. As far as we can tell it has been successful and he appears to be recovering slowly. He would like me to convey his personal gratitude for the many get well messages we have received and that as soon as he is able work on the album will continue.

It has also put back plans the band had for performing live again but hopefully that will also be back on track in the not too distant future!

New ULTRA DOLPHINS track posted, East Coast tour with GOSPEL

ULTRA DOLPHINS debut album, briefly titled "Mar", will finally see the light of day on November 7th in both the CD and LP formats. These 12 tracks span a solid 30 minutes and represent a fairly major departure from the band..s previous spazz-oriented, garage band freak-outs. Without losing focus on songwriting, the off-kilter structures move continually forward building up frantic but calculated momentum. Several piano tracks accompany drums and noisy guitars along with well-placed vocal melodies. The result is a dizzying but somehow unified listening experience which features a band at the height of their creative prowess.

To celebrate the release of this long-overdue full-length, the band will embark on a solid east coast week+ party to showcase the new songs publicly. ULTRA DOLPHINS should also have both formats of "Mar" at said dates (most of which are with Level Plane's mighty GOSPEL):

10/21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Fireproof - w/ Dactyl, You Will Die, Bacon Wagon (Sweden)

10/25 - Charlottesville, VA @ TBA - w/ Gospel

10/26 - Savannah, GA @ Guitar Bar - w/ Gospel, VCR

10/27 - Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST V - w/ Gospel, VCR and 1 million badass bands

10/29 - Charleston, SC @ Cumberlands - w/ Gospel, VCR

10/30 - Asheville, NC @ El Nuevo - w/ Gospel

10/31 - Richmond, VA @ The Bike Lot - w/ Gospel, The Catalyst, Brainworms

11/02 - Wilmington, DE @ Mojo-13

11/04 - New York, NY @ Sin-é - Neurot & Robotic Empire CMJ Showcase - w/ Kayo Dot, Made Out Of Babies, MGR, Grails, Tone, Versoma

A new, streaming-only track from the album has now been posted on myspace:

New POISONBLACK Video To Make Its Headbangers Ball Debut

POISONBLACK’s captivating new video for "Rush" will make its Headbangers Ball debut this Saturday at 10PM EST/7PM PST. The track is from their new acclaimed album, Lust Stained Despair, and features ex-Sentenced frontman Ville Laihiala on lead vocals and guitars.

This offering is a voracious hard rock assault laden with mesmerizing gothic overtones and is definitely a must for Amorphis, H.I.M. and Katatonia fans. For those who can’t wait until this weekend click on the link below to check out the video now.


In the spring of 2006, POISONBLACK headed back into Tonebox Studio in its hometown of Oulu, Finland to complete work on Lust Stained Despair. Laihiala states: "We added additional feelings and frustrations to the already existing ones and it’s what the songs required from each individual in order to make us sound as poisonous as we do. All three words in the title, ‘Lust Stained Despair,’ are individually giving a picture, a feeling about the music and lyrics. Enough said." The effort was mixed and mastered at Antfarm Studios by the acclaimed Tue Madsen (Himsa, The Haunted).

With Sentenced put to rest, Laihiala’s main priority is now Poisonblack, and with a more focused lineup in place, the group are poised to deliver a release that should add a glimmer of hope to an otherwise bleak world.

Official Website -

"Tales of lust, seduction and ultimate destruction." - Outburn

"Slow and mournful; this is really a more commercial version of Sentenced."
-- Metal Maniacs

New KRISIUN Video To Make Its Headbangers Ball Debut This Weekend

Brazilian death metal titans KRISIUN are currently assassinating U.S. crowds on a tour with Six Feet Under, Decapitated and Abysmal Dawn, which wraps up next week. This is the group’s second U.S. run in support of their highly acclaimed new album, AssassiNation, which was released earlier this year. Their new video for the track "Vicious Wrath" will make its Headbangers Ball debut this Saturday on MTV2 at 10PM EST/7PM PST. This is a stripped down clip accentuating the sheer brutality of their live performances. For those who can’t wait until this weekend click on the link below to check out the video now.

Vicious Wrath

The blood brothers in KRISIUN have solidified their position as the most brutal family around today while further establishing their status as one of death metal’s most devastating acts on the Monsters of Chaos tour alongside Morbid Angel, Behemoth and Despised Icon this past spring. AssassiNation is a savage extreme metal assault that incorporates moshable grooves without compromising their trademark skull-splitting intensity.

KRISIUN W/Six Feet Under, Decapitated, Abysmal Dawn:

10/05 Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH
10/06 Goodtimes Emporium - Somerville, MA
10/07 Mark’s Place - Bedford, NH
10/08 BB King’s - New York City, NY
10/09 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
10/10 Lawrenceville Moose Lodge - Pittsburgh, PA
10/12 Hooligan’s - Jacksonville, NC
10/13 Peppermint Beach Club - Virginia Beach, VA
10/14 KC’S - Fredericksburg, VA

"The living definition of death metal." --Outburn

"AssassiNation is a crushing career pinnacle." --Revolver

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Witchcraft: US Tour updates !

Sweden's Witchcraft will finally tour the US in support of their current album Firewood, along with the US re-release of their self-titled debut album this fall. Beginning October 23 the band will bring their highly acclaimed, groove-laden proto-doom rock to venues across the US.

Joining Witchcraft for the dates is Portland, Oregon-based Danava.
Several venues are still being confirmed but the routing is as follows:

Witchcraft with Danava:
10/23 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
10/24 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
10/26 San Francisco, CA - Café Du Nord
10/27 San Diego, CA - *venue TBA
10/28 Los Angeles, CA - Pedros Cantina
10/29 Tucson AZ - Vaudeville
10/31 Austin, TX - The Parish
11/01 Houston, TX - The Proletariat
11/02 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack's
11/03 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
11/04 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
11/05 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
11/06 Baltimore, MD - Talking Head
11/08 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
11/09 Boston, MA - Middle East
11/10 Brooklyn, NY - North Six
11/11 Philadelphia, PA - *venue TBA
11/12 Pittsburgh, PA - Lawrenceville Moose Lodge
11/13 Columbus, OH - Little Brothers
11/14 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
11/15 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
11/16 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock

Witchcraft in Italy 2007

Witchcraft will do a short tour in Italy in January 2007. Here are the dates:
Wed. 17th of January 2007
@ FIRST FLOOR - Montesilvano, Pescara

Thu. 18th of January 2007

Fri. 19th of January 2007
@ COX18 - Milano

Sat. 20th of January 2007
@ LUCILLE - Verona

Multi-band lineup at the Green Dragon, Croydon

EXPERIENCE! Shock upon shock! Terror upon terror!
SEE! - Killer Androids on a Raygun Rampage!
SEE! Fantastic sights LEAP at you! In SHOCKING 3D!

Featuring Klam, The Super Dead, Ten Foot Nun, The Starvin’ Ungries, Chuck Farley, Kobayashi, Brand-B, Atomic Suples and Nosferatu D2 on 29 October

For more info, check

DIECAST - Sepultura Tour;Billboard Heatseekers Chart

DIECAST Hit The Road With Sepultura This Fall;

New Album Hits Billboard Heatseekers Chart

Fresh off a sold-out string of Florida dates with Nonpoint, DIECAST will be teaming up with genre legends Sepultura for a massive five-week tour this fall, which will be the group’s first national U.S. tour in support of their highly acclaimed new album Internal Revolution. This will be preceded by a string of dates with labelmates God Forbid and A Life Once Lost on the East Coast. (See below for the itinerary.) The group’s stunning first single, "Fade Away," impacted Active Rock radio this week; look for a video for the track, shot by acclaimed director David Brodsky (God Forbid, GWAR, The Red Chord), to make its MTV2 debut later this month.

Paul Stoddard (vocals) further conveys his excitement over the band’s recent and upcoming activity: "It was great to finally do some shows again. The Nonpoint guys were great to us, and their fans were amazing. All the fans were open-minded to something a little different, gave us a chance and loved us. I also got to finally see the response to the new record in person from our fans. You people learn lyrics fast! If we didn't make it your way, just wait a little while. We are ready to tour and we don't want to stop!

"We have a few dates coming up with God Forbid and A Life Once Lost, and then we go out for five weeks with Sepultura. What an honor that will be. Arise was one of the first CDs I ever bought, and now I'll get to share the stage with them. It's gonna be nuts! Thanks again to everyone for buying the record, spreading the word about us, and all the continued e-mails and support. I can't wait to chill at the bar with everyone soon."

Internal Revolution, praised by Decibel magazine as, "perhaps the best music of the band’s career," had a phenomenal first week at retail entering the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #7 in the Northeast region. With a new lineup intact, the group were able to expand upon their influences with no preconceived boundaries, and the results were unlike anything they ever expected. This is most evident on "Fade Away," which can now be streamed at the link below.



w/Sepultura, Sworn Enemy, Suicide Silence

11/16 The Marquee Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
11/17 The Vault - Long Beach, CA
11/18 The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
11/21 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
11/22 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
11/24 Odgen Theatre - Denver, CO
11/26 Rivoli Theatre - Fargo, ND
11/27 The Rock - Minneapolis, MN
11/29 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
11/30 House of Blues - Chicago, IL
12/01 Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH
12/02 Harpo’s - Detroit, MI
12/04 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
12/05 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
12/06 Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
12/08 Hooligan’s - Jacksonville, NC
12/09 Jester’s Pub - Fayetteville, NC
12/11 House of Blues - Orlando, FL
12/12 State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
12/14 The Meridian - Houston, TX
12/15 Galaxy Theatre - Dallas, TX
12/16 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
12/19 Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
12/20 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
12/21 The Whisky - Los Angeles, CA
12/22 The Glass House - Pomona, CA

"Internal Revolution is flawlessly executed and so focused it’s scary." --Blabbermouth

"A Band To Watch" --Revolver

New Official Website -

BRAND NEW SIN Cracks Open The Tequila; Tour Report

The highly anticipated BRAND NEW SIN album, Tequila, is now available in stores, with the group already more than a week into the Jagermeister tour with Mushroomhead, Soil and The Autumn Offering. To celebrate the album’s release, the group delivered an amazing impromptu acoustic performance on Active Rock station KMKF’s "The Morning Show," which airs on 101.5FM in Manhattan, Kansas. The group also recently shot a live video for the track "Motormeth" in their hometown of Syracuse in front of over 2,000 rabid fans; look for the clip to surface later this month.

The band is also this week’s MTV Metal File feature, in which they discuss how the album was recorded, the inspiration behind its title and overcoming the perils of addiction. Click below to check it out.

MTV News

Joe Altier (vocals) checks in with the following report from the road: "The tour so far has been great. Been to some places we have never been (Topeka, Fargo), and can definitely say it’s been fun so far. The Mushroomhead and Soil camps are making us feel at home. We are all wondering if our livers will make it through Thanksgiving. All joking aside more dates have been added to the end of the tour, so please stay tuned, as we will be hitting a lot of East Coast dates in November.

"Our new album Tequila was dropped on the unsuspecting masses this past Tuesday, so make sure to go get it. Hell, buy a couple of copies and give them to friends. The response so far has been amazing. The ‘Motormeth’ video is almost complete and will be available shortly. Again, we thank everyone back home for making that one hell of a day. We’ve got some tours in the works that will carry us through the next year, so spread the word and we will see you all very soon."

Decibel magazine praises Tequila as "accessible, blue-collar, blooze-tinged metal...there's a conviction in the music, a complete lack of pretension, that makes these five guys easy to like." The disc also includes a bonus video enhancement of the band performing an acoustic version of Big Show theme "Crank It Up" live in the WWE studios.

Tequila is a voracious hard rock assault laden with soaring, captivating melodies and crushing anthems that are sure to get anyone’s blood flowing and fists pumping. The album will also further establish BNS as one of rock’s premiere tandems, a testament backed perfectly by the new track "Motormeth," which can be streamed at the link below.


BRAND NEW SIN’s Tequila will prove that authentic, meat-and-potatoes classic hard rock is chased with an undeniable raw fury that refuses to be denied.


w/Mushroomhead, Soil, Autumn Offering (Jagermeister Music Tour)

10/10 Slim’s - San Francisco, CA
10/12 The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
10/13 Club Underground - Reno, NV
10/14 Phoenix Theatre - Petaluma, CA
10/15 The Galaxy - Santa Ana, CA
10/16 Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
10/17 Whisky a Go-Go - Hollywood, CA
10/18 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
10/19 Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
10/22 The Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO
10/24 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
10/25 Monkey Bar - Huntington, WV
10/26 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
10/27 Harpo’s - Detroit, MI
10/28 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
10/29 Streeter’s - Traverse City, MI
10/30 The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
10/31 Mr. Small’s Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA
11/01 Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
11/04 Mark’s Place - Bedford, NH
11/05 Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA


12/02 Electric Company - Utica, NY

"BRAND NEW SIN are one of America’s most exciting and damn near perfect metal bands." -- Brave Words

"Deep-south sludge rock with a melodic tenderness that is surprisingly satisfying." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Bludgeoning riffs and squealing leads are the stuff of which BRAND NEW SIN is made." -- Metal Edge

"BRAND NEW SIN delivers pure soul driven music created for the enjoyment of the rock enthusiast." -- Outburn

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Century Media: October Editions of Podcast and Metal Monthly Webzine!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another month in the world of Century Media, this month of October we bring you the new issues of Century Media’s "METAL MONTHLY" and the Century Media PODCAST.

The October issue of Metal Monthly offers an awesome interview with guitarist Anders Bjorler from Swedish titans THE HAUNTED. Also interviews with Boston’s DIECAST, Canada’s INTO ETERNITY, Bay Area’s own ALL SHALL PERISH, and North Carolina’s GLASS CASKET.

METAL MONTHLY includes album reviews on INTO ETERNITY - The Scattering Of Ashes, MERCENARY - The Hours That Remain, BLIND GUARDIAN - A Twist In The Myth, SUFFOCATION - Suffocation, MASTODON - Blood Mountain, SEEMLESS - What Have We Become, VADER - Impressions In Blood, and the Classic Review on MOONSPELL - Wolfheart.

You will also read about this month’s "UP AND COMING" with SCAR SYMMETRY. As well the "FEATURE" on DRAVEN Shoes, and let’s not forget the "HEAD 2 HEAD" with THE HAUNTED - The Dead Eye, and THE AUTUMN PROJECT - A Burning Light.

This months PODCAST includes brand new single from LACUNA COIL - "Closer", NAPALM DEATH - "When All Is Said And Done, BRAND NEW SIN - "Motormeth", DREAM EVIL - "Fire Battle In Metal", CELTIC FROST, NIGHTWISH, DIECAST and many more!

The return of Trouble

New album Simple Mind Condition coming February 20, 2007 on Escapimusic.

Classic albums Psalm 9 and The Skull have all been remastered with bonus DVDs on Escapimusic - in stores October 24, 2006. Plastic Green Head has also been remastered, again with a bonus DVD and is available on February 20, 2007.

Celtic Frost on - Great Albums Podcast

Here is a link to the Celtic Frost podcast show "'s Great Albums" in streaming video format. This show was recorded in San Francisco on October 3, 2006:

Here is the actual podcast feature page that has both audio and video formats available for download:

Guest host and resident metalhead Christine Carney talks thrash and albums with Tom Gabriel Fischer and Martin Eric Ain.

Don't miss Celtic Frost on their first North American tour in 17 years! Click on the "Itinerary" section at for a full list of shows!

Celtic Frost will be holding Post-show Autograph Signings at the following live shows:

+ October 17th - Sauget, IL - Pop's
+ October 20th - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
+ October 21st - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues

LACUNA COIL Make Their Big Screen Debut

Featured On Masters of Horror II Soundtrack

LACUNA COIL’s stunning performance from this summer’s Kerrang! sponsored Download Festival will make its way to movie theaters across the U.S. as part of a one night screening on Thursday, October 19th. The screening is set to take place in over 80 cites and will also feature other Download performances from such artists as Guns N’ Roses, The Deftones, Avenged Sevenfold and Trivium, among others. Plus, viewers will see exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the artists. Click on the link below for a list of cities and times.


LACUNA COIL will also be featured on the upcoming Masters of Horror II, the soundtrack to the top-rated series on Showtime that hits stores on October 24th. Their track, "Virtual Environment," has never been released in the U.S. and appears alongside such renowned artists as Seether, Shinedown and Hatebreed. It will also be featured in an upcoming episode.

Due to overwhelming demand, LACUNA COIL will return to the U.S. this November as direct support to Danzig as part of the next incarnation of his highly successful Blackest of The Black tour. This is the group’s third U.S. run in support of Karmacode, their highly praised new album. It wraps up a highly successful year with numerous highlights such as a main stage Ozzfest slot, a sold-out tour with Rob Zombie, a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and a Top 30 Active Rock hit single with the track "Our Truth."

This tour also coincides with the launch of the group’s new single for "Closer," the third single from Karmacode. The radio mix and edit of "Closer" was done by Brian Malouf (Michael Jackson, Madonna, Pearl Jam), and the captivating video for the track, completed by the directorial team Fort Awesome (who also shot the group’s acclaimed "Our Truth" clip), can be viewed by clicking the link below.


"With Karmacode, LACUNA COIL are on the brink of a mainstream breakthrough." - Billboard

"Karmacode is LACUNA COIL’s most polished album yet." -- Blender

"LACUNA COIL’s Karmacode is a hard rock hit." -- LA Times

"Karmacode will surely be one of the hottest releases of 2006." -- Revolver

"An artist to watch. Ethereal, entrancing and haunting, this is timely yet timeless music." -- Rolling Stone

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Unique "Deuce" format to contain 4-track CD and 7" single

Legendary SoCal quartet FU MANCHU - hailed by their hometown O.C. Weekly as "soul-cleansing, no-frills, balls-out rock n’ roll" - will issue a new EP, Hung Out To Dry, on Nov. 28. The four-track release will contain two songs from their forthcoming tenth studio album, a cover of Van Halen’s "D.O.A." and an original track exclusive to the EP, which will be limited to 3,000 copies worldwide. It can be pre-ordered for $6 at this location: PRE-ORDER EP (Please note that the image is not the actual cover art.)

To make the EP even more appealing, the band’s American label, Liquor and Poker Music - the rock imprint of Century Media Records - will release the Hung Out EP in a unique dual format. Nicknamed "The Deuce," the gatefold seven-inch single will also include a compact disc. The track listing is as follows:


1. Hung Out To Dry (album version)
2. Between The Lines (album version)
3. Never Again (EP exclusive)
4. D.O.A. (EP exclusive)


A. Hung Out To Dry (album version)
B. Between The Lines (album version)

"This EP is a small sampling of what’s to come," says founding member Scott Hill (vocals/guitar). "I think the whole band wanted to get a little more aggressive with these new songs. I sure did. I’m a huge fan of old punk and hardcore, and those influences are starting to show.

"‘Hung Out To Dry’ was the first song we wrote as soon as we finished touring for our last record," he continues. "We kept playing the main riff throughout the year while we were on tour. Bob (Balch, guitars) and I pulled out the old fuzz pedal to get a dirty tone. ‘Between The Lines’ and ‘Never Again’ were written to beats that (drummer Scott) Reeder would play. Once Reeder gets going, it’s hard to stop him. Listen closely - he even screams in the break in ‘Between The Lines.’"

The Hung Out EP was co-produced by Andrew Alekel (Weezer, Rancid, Queens of the Stone Age) and the band themselves. Recording took place at Hollywood’s Grandmaster Recorders (Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age), while finishing touches were added at Oasis Mastering by Gene Grimaldi (Velvet Revolver, Pennywise, Rev. Horton Heat).

In their first performance in 10 months, FU MANCHU will debut new material from both the Hung Out EP and their as-yet-untitled new full-length at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, Calif. on Nov. 16. A flier is posted on the band’s MySpace page,

INTO ETERNITY Emerge As Gigantour’s Most Talked-About Act

Album of the week on

New YouTube Lesson Posted (addition to the recent Riffs / Solos for Nothing)

The buzz on INTO ETERNITY right now is undeniable as they gained legions of new rabid fans on this year’s Gigantour, emerging as one of the fest’s most talked about acts. This was their first nationwide tour in support of their highly anticipated new album, The Scattering of Ashes, which was released last week to rave reviews. The disc also had an impressive first week at retail landing at #57 on the Top New Artist chart and #76 on the Hard Music chart. They also just completed a new video for the album’s opening track, "Severe Emotional Distress," with up-and-coming director Kevin Wildt (Set Your Goals, The Warriors); look for it to make its online debut next month. Click on the link below to steam an MP3 of the track.

Sever Emotional Distress

With the band now back in their hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada), Tim Roth (guitars) checks in with the following post tour report: "Days ago, we were frying in Florida, only to return home to snow. I guess touring the U.S. isn't so bad after all! We would like to thank all of the bands we had the pleasure of touring with on Gigantour. Everyone treated us like old friends and we all had an amazing time. A big hello goes out to all the crew and staff, along with a huge thank you to Megadeth for giving us the chance to play arenas. It’s great to know that extreme metal can still shine on the bigest stages of the world.

"In other news, our video is finally complete. I think it turned out really well. Kevin did a great job producing it. The storyline goes perfect with the aggressiveness of the song and the meaning behind the lyrics. Hopefully the video will give people a chance to check out our band. It can only help us I'm sure and we will definitely be seeing you all again real soon."

Drawing from all aspects of heavy music, The Scattering of Ashes is the perfect blend of technicality, memorable songwriting, traditional heavy metal and the sheer savagery of metal’s extreme genres. This is the group’s first offering with new vocalist Stu Block, whose schizophrenic vocal performance might as well serve as a timeline of heavy metal’s evolution.

Upon first listen to The Scattering of Ashes, it’s easy to see that the band’s musicianship is second to none. Roth has cemented his foothold as one of today’s most exciting six- stringers, which has been further solidified by fan reactions to his instructional YouTube series. Click on the link below to view the fourth installment where Tim will explain the rhythm tracks to the track "Nothing," which is from their latest album. Stay tuned, as the next installment will feature Stu Block’s stunning vocal exercise for the same track.

INTO ETERNITY have shown that they aren’t afraid to bridge the gap between Dream Theater and Death, as well as appease all fans of guitar-oriented music. With The Scattering of Ashes, they prove that they are here to ride the new wave of technically proficient metal and create a tsunami all their own.

"These Canadians are adding a new dimension to the metal genre." --Brave Words

"The Scattering of Ashes is a breakthrough album that’s as catchy as it is technical."

"Stunning musical virtuosity and truly original ideas." --Revolver

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DREAM EVIL Stand United; Shoot New Video

Two years after adding another epic chapter to The Book of Heavy Metal, Sweden’s DREAM EVIL return with United, a ferocious larger-than-life assault that will leave anyone proudly screaming for vengeance. United was recorded at the famed Studio Fredman with DREAM EVIL guitarist and legendary producer Fredrik Nordstrom (Arch Enemy, Opeth, At The Gates). The album carries on with the band’s tradition of stunning melodies, captivating vocals and bombastic guitar solos, all capped off with a bittersweet ballad approach and thunderous speed outbursts.

DREAM EVIL recently completed a new video for the album’s opening track, "Fire! Battle! In Metal!," with renowned director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil). The video definitely lives up to its title, and will be posted online later this month. Check out an MP3 of the track at the link below.

The limited edition first pressing of United, which is set for an October 31st release, will include a bonus second CD containing five exclusive, brand new songs: "Calling Your Name," "Dynamite," "Into The Unknown," "I Will Never" and "Vengeance".

DREAM EVIL have returned with their most accomplished work yet, and all will stand united to champion heavy metal’s most dedicated supporters.

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Hits The Road, Announces Video Contest

When L.A. rock warriors FIREBALL MINISTRY kick off their first-ever headlining tour (the "Triple Threat Tour") tonight in suburban Denver, they’ll be joined by longtime friend Yael on drums. Yael - a former bandmate of bassist Johny Chow - is filling in for John Oreshnick, whose prior commitments prevented him from being able to participate in the six-week, Hot Topic-sponsored nationwide trek with Artimus Pyledriver and Vains of Jenna in tow. A photo of Yael with Chow, guitarist Emily J. Burton and front man James A. Rota has been posted on the band’s MySpace page,

In other news, the band’s new live video for "The Broken" was inspired by a fan’s homemade video that was recently posted on (The fan’s clip can be viewed at Using footage shot during their summer tour with Disturbed, Rota then edited a homemade video of his own for the song, which has now been posted on the Triple Threat Tour’s MySpace page, Look for it to premiere on MTV2 in the weeks ahead.

Over the course of the tour, FIREBALL MINISTRY is inviting fans to create their own videos for "The Broken" and also post them on YouTube. When the tour ends in Las Vegas two days before Thanksgiving, the group will select a winner, who will be rewarded with an autographed Dean VX Guitar. (Please make sure include the words "Fireball Ministry" in the title of any uploaded clips.)

The complete 35-date itinerary for the Triple Threat Tour appears below. Another longtime friend of FIREBALL MINISTRY, skateboard hero and Jackass/Viva La Bam personality Bam Margera - who picked the group to appear on his "Viva La Bands" compilation and its corresponding tour, and whose just-launched record label, Filthy Note, features Vains of Jenna on its roster - will appear at select stops.

FIREBALL MINISTRY w/Artimus Pyledriver and Vains of Jenna

10/13 Hubba’s Pub - Aurora, CO
10/14 Chatterbox - Lincoln, NE
10/15 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
10/17 Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI
10/18 Headliner’s - Toledo, OH
10/19 Rivari Room - Columbus, OH
10/20 Machine Shop - Flint, MI
10/21 The Ritz - Warren, MI
10/22 Pirate’s Cove - Cleveland, OH
10/24 Dragonfly - Harrisburg, PA
10/25 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
10/26 Rex’s Tavern - Westchester, PA
10/27 The Knitting Factory - New York, NY
10/28 Webster Theatre Underground - Hartford, CT
10/29 The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ
10/30 Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
10/31 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
11/01 Hooligan’s - Jacksonville, NC
11/02 The Music Farm - Charleston, SC
11/03 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC
11/04 The Nick - Birmingham, AL
11/05 Smith’s Olde Bar - Atlanta, GA
11/06 Exit/IN - Nashville, TN
11/07 Juanita’s - Little Rock, AR
11/09 Curtain Club - Dallas, TX
11/10 Meridian - Houston, TX
11/11 The Sanctuary - San Antonio, TX
11/12 Redrum - Austin, TX
11/14 Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM
11/16 The Big Fish Pub - Tempe, AZ
11/17 Plush - Tucson, AZ
11/18 Jumping Turtle - San Marcos, CA
11/19 The Knitting Factory - Los Angeles, CA
11/20 The Dome - Bakersfield, CA
11/21 Empire Ballroom - Las Vegas, NV


This news from the organisers:

Hi friends,

It is only three weeks to go for KIT VII and we want to give you a short summary of the schedule:

The metal market will be from 11:00 am till 3:00 pm. After that the traders will put their stuff out and at 4:00 pm the hall will open for the concert. . You find the running order on our website As usual you will get tickets for KIT VIII on our merchandise stand. The date for KIT VIII is April 13th and April 14th 2007.

As usual the Friday will be held in Dittigheim and the Saturday in Koenigshofen. Also please remember not to come to KIT VII without a ticket, cause it is totally sold out.

Metal On,

Oli + Tarek

4. November 2006, Dittigheim Sporthalle

Valkyrie live dates

Nov 4 2006Alley Katz w/ Alabama Thunderpussy, The Last Van Zant RICHMOND, VA

Nov 16 2006Linwood Grill w/ The Atomic Bitchwax, Ichabod, Angels of Meth, Bloodhorse BOSTON, MA

Nov 17 2006Megalith Fest '06 with The Atomic Bitchwax, Eldemur Krimm, the Brought Low, RPG, Ogre PORTLAND, ME

Nov 18 2006Pussycat Lounge, with A Thousand Knives of Fire, Negative Reaction, and Maegashira NEW YORK CITY, NY

Falcon: DIE WONTCHA Sessions Booked

Falcon will enter the Polar Bear Lair in Middletown, MD, in late October to record DIE WONTCHA, the follow-up to the self-titled '04 album. Chris Kozlowski will again be engineering. The cows next door better be prepared for Greg's bass thunder!

Gates of Slumber: Upcoming Shows

Oct 25 2006 The Irish Centre. Birmingham

Oct 26 2006 The Star and Garter Manchester

Oct 27 2006 The Fenton, Woodhouse Lane Leeds

Oct 28 2006 The Underworld London

Oct 29 2006 Baroeg--DUTCH DOOM DAY! Rotterdam

Oct 30 2006 Lichschauspielhaus Itzehoe

Oct 31 2006 The Freysitz-club Salzburg

Nov 1 2006 Kunstverein Nuremburg

Nov 2 2006 Marktwirtschaft Halle

Nov 3 2006 Batofar Paris

Nov 4 2006 The Frontline -- Belgium DOOM Night Gent

Dec 25 2006 The Manger Bethlehem

Goat Horn has disbanded...

This from Jason Decay:

Brandon Wars and Jason Decay will no longer carry on as Goat Horn. After years of working together the obstacles in our path to our goals has brought everything to a stand still. Instead of working together with the constant frustrations, a descision has been made and Jason Decay and Brandon Wars have gone their seperate ways.

To all the fans and friends that have supported Goat Horn through out the years; all is NOT lost. Through the ashes of this conclusion to the Goat Horn legacy, Decay and Wars' new music ventures will continue in seperate directions. Jason Decay, along with Al Biddle (Drums) will continue on down the Goat Horn path as CAULDRON once a new guitar player is enlisted (serious, positive spirited recruits get in touch!!).

It was not an easy descision to make. Although everything came to head at the last show. Sort of like breaking up with a really hot chick that's a psycho. Like she's so hot and you love banging her but in the end you hate the person she is or the person you have become.

Fan support has been a tremendous fuel for the fire that had inspired Goat Horn to give back ten fold and has never and will never be taken for granted. I personally feel terrible about what has happened and I am very sorry to every loyal individual of our legion. I never wanted to let anyone down and hopefully this never happens again. Everyone's encouragement and understanding is greatly appreciated in this matter.

Your's in Metal and brotherhood,
Jason Decay

And from Brandon Wars:

Hey. I just wanted to thank everyone who was ever involved with the band. I had a great time playing for all of you. Thank you for all the e-mails of support. This is really hard for me to write this because I never wanted to visit this site or think about the band again. I realized that are a lot of people that really supported the band and would be upset to hear the news.

It is not very often that as a musician you get to play for your favourite band, but with me it was very true.

Goodbye and All the Best.

Brandon Wars.


Oct 22 2006 Tunbridge Wells Forum Tunbridge Wells

Oct 24 2006 The Hat Factory Luton, Bedfordshire


OK, So we are in the studio recording what is to become the next part in a 3 part trilogy of albums starring the fictional characters of H5N1.

We are once again recording with long time collaborator slash co-producer Justin Phelps at the famed Hyde St. Studios in SF.

Mike is using a vintage HIWATT DR-100 tube amp and it sounds thick and juicy.

If anyone has a nice DV cam and can come film some of this stuff, let us know at

Hypocrisy upcoming dates

Oct 26 2006 The Pound San Francisco, CA

Oct 27 2006 The Pound San Francisco, CA

Oct 28 2006 The Galaxy Theatre Santa Ana, CA

Oct 29 2006 The Key Club Hollywood, CA

Oct 30 2006 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ

Oct 31 2006 Texas Avenue Live El Paso, TX

Nov 1 2006 Warehouse Live Houston, TX

Nov 2 2006 House of Blues New Orleans, LA

Nov 3 2006 The State Theatre St. Petersburg, FL

Nov 4 2006 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Nov 5 2006 Backbooth Orlando, FL

Nov 6 2006 Jesters Pub Fayetteville, NC

Nov 7 2006 Jaxx West Springfield, VA

Nov 8 2006 B.B. Kings Blues Club New York City, NY

Nov 10 2006 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ

Nov 11 2006 Crocodile Rock Cafe Allentown, PA

Nov 12 2006 Webster Theatre Hartford, CT

Nov 13 2006 Medley Montreal, QC

Nov 14 2006 The Opera House Toronto, ON

Nov 15 2006 Penny Arcade Rochester, NY

Nov 16 2006 Revolution Hall Troy, NY

Nov 17 2006 The Palladium Worcester, MA

Nov 18 2006 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY

Nov 19 2006 Peabodys Down Under Cleveland, OH

Nov 20 2006 The Embassy London, ON

Nov 21 2006 Temple Club Lansing, MI

Nov 22 2006 Club Fever South Bend, IN

Nov 24 2006 Harpos Concert Theatre Detroit, MI

Nov 25 2006 Metro/Smart Bar Chicago, IL

Nov 26 2006 Shooters Saginaw, MI

Nov 27 2006 Pops Sauget, IL

Nov 28 2006 The Rock Nightclub Maplewood, MN

Nov 29 2006 Ramada Conference Center Winnipeg, MB

Nov 30 2006 Exchange Regina, SK

Dec 1 2006 Starlite Room Edmonton, AB

Dec 2 2006 Warehouse Calgary, AB

Dec 3 2006 Big Easy Concert House Spokane, WA

Dec 4 2006 Sugar Victoria, BC

Dec 5 2006 Studio Seven Seattle, WA

Dec 6 2006 Roseland Theatre Portland, OR

Dec 8 2006 Gothic Theater Englewood, CO

Dec 9 2006 Sunshine Theatre Albuquerque, NM

Dec 10 2006 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV

MIRROR OF DECEPTION new album out now

"Shards" is out now!

Our new album "Shards" was released on 6th of October!

If you live in Europe you can order it directly from our website or get it from various metal mailorder companies. If you live in the U.S. check, they should stock it soon.

We hope that you will enjoy the new album!

Jochen/ MoD

Upcoming shows:

Oct 20 2006 Shards release party Göppingen

Oct 28 2006 K17 Berlin

Oct 29 2006 Lutherkeller Zwickau

Nov 3 2006 Mysteria Recklinghausen

Nov 4 2006 Belgian Doom Night IV Ghent

Nov 9 2006 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg

Dec 23 2006 X-Mas Metal Meeting IV Lisberg (near Bamberg)

Jun 15 2007 Boller Open Air Boll

CAPRICORNS upcoming dates

Oct 28 2006 Tap 'n' Tin Chatham, Kent

Nov 2 2006 London Underworld London

Nov 4 2006 Interkonnect Festival Bolton

Nov 17 2006 TBC Bristol

Nov 26 2006 Medicine Bar Birmingham

The Miskatonic Foundation latest news


Two releases are currently in production - the long awaited DESOLATION ANGELS CD boxset (3 years in the making and counting!!), with which we are currently dealing with artwork and packaging issues with the pressing plant, and secondly, WARNING's astounding "Watching from a distance" opus. The artwork has been finished, and it will go to press shortly.

Battlewitch upcoming shows

Nov 4 2006 Studio Day! Swindon

Nov 10 2006 The Black Cat Bradford on Avon

Dec 16 2006 Walcot Palais Bath

Dec 27 2006 Terry's Trowbridge

CENTURION’S GHOST upcoming dates

Oct 25 2006 Edwards No.8 Birmingham

Oct 26 2006 Star & Garter Manchester

Oct 27 2006 The Fenton Leeds

Oct 28 2006 The Underworld London

Oct 29 2006 Dutch Doom Day V Festival Rotterdam

Oct 30 2006 Lichtschauspielhaus Itzehoe

Oct 31 2006 The Freysitz-club Salzburg

Nov 1 2006 Doom Over Nuernberg II Nuernberg

Nov 2 2006 Marktwirtschaft Halle

Nov 3 2006 Le Batofar Paris

Nov 4 2006 Belgian Doom Night IV Gent

Nov 18 2006 Flakkfest 2006 Middelharnis

Nov 30 2006 Trillians Newcastle

Dec 2 2006 The Market Tavern Bradford


This from the band:

...except for the mastering which will be done sometime in the next week or so. Can't say yet as of when it will be released but we're working on it.

The CD was engineered once again by Chris Kozlowski @ Polar Bear studio in Middletown MD.

Here's the tracklisting (in no particular order):

1. Broken wings
2. Eyes of Destiny
3. (I Alone) The Traveller
4. Cemetery Earth
5. Fire and Ice
6. The Conqueror Worm
7. Empyrean Dream (instr.)
8. The Seventh Circle
9. Shadows of Death

We've reached the end of a long journey here and I gotta say that Chris Kozlowski has really done a fantastic job with it. "ER" sounds better than "TPM" but the new one blows them both away hands down in terms of sound quality.

Solitude Aeturnus - "Alone" press release

Texas' long running heavy doomers Solitude Aeturnus will release their 6th studio album entitled "Alone" through Massacre Records on November 10th. A current deal is being negotiated with an as of yet unnamed label for a North American release during the same month. Running order and song titles are;

Scent of Death
Waiting for the Light
Blessed be the Dead
Upon Within
Is There
Tomorrows Dead
Essence of Black

Running time on the album is just over the hour mark. The album was recorded at Nomad Studios in Carrolton Texas with both Sterling Winfield (Pantera) and J.T. Longoria (King Diamond) sharing engineering duties. Artwork for Alone was done by Travis Smith and will be available for preview soon. The band is very well pleased with the results and will plan some live dates shortly after to promote the release. Says guitarist John Perez, "This is easily some of heaviest and most overcast material that we've ever done. It's bleak and at the same time we've pulled a slightly more metallic edge to the overall album. It's a little different sound for us but one that I've been striving to attain for some time now. In fact it is the best sounding record we've ever done. A polished yet HEAVY as hell album to my ears. We're all extremely happy with the overall results". More news to follow closer to the release date.

RETRIBUTE RECORDS latest releases:

ZILLAH-Substitute For A Catastrophe Cd Out Now!

APARTMENT 213 Cleveland Power Violence Cd Out Now

Burning Saviours: NEW VOCALIST

This from the band;

We welcome Fredrik Andersson as our new vocalist and fluteplayer.

Fredrik Andersson - Vocals and Flute
Mikael Marjanen - Guitar
Henry Pyykkö - Lead Guitar
Fredrik Evertsson - Bass
Martin Wijkström - Drums


Hello to all of you Hordes of Doom

Finally Dominaeon is also released on Double vinyl format. You can purchase a copy of it directly from us, from Immortal Vinyl Recs or from Distros worldwide. It also contains another two live tracks from our HOA 2004 show.



Unsilence: upcoming shows

Nov 5 2006 Retro Bar Manchester

Fall of the Idols upcoming shows

Oct 27 2006Club 25 Vaasa

Oct 28 2006TVO Turku

Nov 23 2006Vastavirta Tampere

Nov 24 2006Rytmikatti Kouvola

Nov 25 2006Hannibal Hämeenlinna

SOLSTICE - "Blood Fire doom" Boxset

This from Rich Walker:

Today, on the 31st of August I just signed a deal with German label CYCLONE EMPIRE to release the history of the band. Although it will NOT contain the early demo's of the band it will include a titanic amount of rare and unreleased material not readily available together for the first time as well as the standard albums and a DVD

Contained will be the "LAMENTATIONS" CD with bonus tracks being the "RAGNAROK" Demo from 1994,the "HALCYON" CD with bonus tracks being the "DRUNKEN DUNGEON SESSION" Demo 1997 (All FIVE tracks as opposed to the three track commercially available at the time), "DRUNKEN DUNGEON SESSION II" demo which is the cover version of CANDLEMASS' "Solitude" with KARL SIMON of THE GATES OF SLUMBER providing the vocals, "WINTER MOON RAPTURE" Chiswick Reach demo version from 1994 and more... "NEW DARK AGE" CD with bonus tracks being covers of TRESPASS and IRON MAIDEN. And finally the "SINISTRAL VISTA'S" DVD featuring full live sets from Lithuania in 1994, England in 2000 (Including the unreleased songs "BLOODFEUD" and "AEQUINOCTIUM II", The promotional video for "THE SLEEPING TYRANT", footage and interview from WOA 2000, Select cuts from various other live shows, Flyer and photo gallery.

In addition the Boxset will come complete with a book detailing the history of the band written by myself, where I shall recount numerous anecdotes and ramble incoherently a load of old bollocks in the vain hope of entertaining you all.

Each album will be remastered, and repackaged to give maximum value for money, with alot of original artwork lovingly restored by my mate after I leathered him with a pool cue and smashed his head off the table a few times. The individual CDs will have entertaining and informative liner notes written by Mr S*
of S*****, and a whole new thanks list where I shall thank a lot of you who were not originally on the thanks lists in the futile hope you might buy me a drink should we meet.

Did I mention, that all the SOLSTICE CD's will be available too as separate issues at mid price with all the extras, except the DVD which will only come with the boxset.


Well I did now.

LATEST NEWS 18.8.06 - Coming soon on limited edition double LP (400 on Blood red Vinyl - 100 on black) with all new incredible artwork by MARTIN HANFORD, "LAMENTATIONS", the masterpiece of EPIC DOOM METAL from 1994 features RICH WALKER of ISEN TORR and LENNAERT ROOMER of FROSTBYTE TATTOO'S...two unreleased bonus tracks as well, indeed!!

Rumours that the "NEW DARK AGE" Mark II line up of Walker, Netherwood, Ingram, Budby & Budby would be performing at the BELGIAN DOOM NIGHT in November as a one off reformation are unfounded. Though it was offered (Thankyou Fred), we regret that it would be impossible at this moment in time...However, do not give up all hope. Normal skullcrushing service will resume shortly.

FIREBIRD this SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER at KBY- Camden Barfly

The bill is as follows, doors at 7 pm, £6.50 advance, £tba on the door.

FIREBIRD - Bill Steer rockin' machine is back! Come and celebrate the
release of their fourth and uncompromising full length on Rise Above!

PRINCESS IN THE TOWER - Side project of key Circulus members, Michael Tyack, Will Summers & Victor Hugo Llamas.

WINTERS - Heavy Rocking Rise Above newbies

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