MENDEED - Tracklist of new album revealed
MENDEED have revealed the tracklist of their forthcoming album "Dead Lived By
Love", due in Spring 2007:
1. Burning Fear
2. The Fight
3. The Dead Live By Love
4. Fuel The Fire
6. Our War
7. Blood Brothers
8. Through Dead Eyes
9. Reload 'N' Kill
10. Take Me As I Am
11. It's Not Over Yet
At the moment, our Scots are still kicking major ass live on stage with NAPALM
DEATH and BORN FROM PAIN, check out the tour dates to experience their fiercely
show at a club nearby!
AFTER FOREVER - Amazon metal @ Nuclear Blast
There have been a lot of rumours already, now it's finally official: Another
superb band has found its way to the realms of Nuclear Blast - AFTER FOREVER!
The Dutch act around front amazon Floor Jansen (also known from various guest
appearances for projects of Arjen Lucassen / AYREON) is specialized in thrilling
Melodic / Gothic Metal and ranks among the "big ones" of the scene in their home
The band already toured with NIGHTWISH and had appearances at EVERY important
festival BeNeLux-wide (such as Lowlands, Pinkpop, Graspop, Dynamo Open Air,
Fields Of Rock), not to forget a steadily growing fan base in South America,
France, Spain and Germany!
Guitarist Sander Gommans about the signing: "AFTER FOREVER has grown a lot the
past years, we´ve done more and more shows and festivals worldwide and also
experienced a lot of improvement musically. I feel that AFTER FOREVER is
stronger than ever, as a group but also musically, this is the right time to
choose for a label that can help us realising our dreams! Because the core of
the AFTER FOREVER songs is metal orientated, it´s a very natural decision for us
to choose for Nuclear Blast!"
AFTER FOREVER have almost finished the recordings for their new, yet untitled
album, which is going to be released in Spring 2007. Produced by Gordon
Groothedde (Dutch studio luminary), the record not only contains great new songs
but also an overwhelming session with the Prague Symphonic Orchestra! A tour
afterwards is already planned as well…
The Provenance - 'Red Flags' out now
The new album by Sweden's The Provenance is finally available. 'Red Flags'
contains 10 tracks of completely unique rock/metal and is essential listening
for music lovers everywhere.
Cornelius speaks about the Solefald and Sturmgeist albums
Jagshemash, Ladies and Gentlemen!
It is a pleasure to write you on the eve of Borat's great movie film premiere
- I for sure will not miss out on that one. I am now back in Berlin, where I try
to recuperate after a long and sunny Norwegian summer (I know it sounds like a
contradiction in terms, that a Norwegian summer could be long and sunny; global
warning has finally come to Scandinavia, though. Check out the film "An
Inconvient Truth" for more infoganda: http://www.climatecrisis.net/
Over to the music updates:
On November 16th, Sturmgeist's new album "Über" was released world wide
through Season of Mist. Metal Hammer (UK) magazine's Malcolm Dome gave the album
the score 8/10, stating that "Sturmgeist deliver a cohesive, cogent performance.
One reason is that each track showcases almost the complete breadth of the
project's inventive, splayed sense of adventure.
At times it is like listening to Lordi interpreted by Dimmu Borgir, with the
depraved guidance of Al Jourgensen and Finntroll. And some of the choruses sound
like old German drinking songs."
The German magazine Rock Hard awarded the album a lousy 3/10, claiming that
this "wenig bis gar nicht beseelten Scheibe" would only fit in on dancefloors in
the countryside. Not too bad, after all, as being Jäger-drunk in Redneck County
definitely matches the Sturmgeist definition of "party".
I have edited a Sturmgeist profile at MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/sturmbruderschaft),
where you will find the songs "Rock Me Amadeus", a cover of Falco's classic from
1985, and "Blood-Axe", along with "Master Hunter" and "Shock & Awe" from last
year's "Meister Mephisto album.
On November 13th, Solefald's sixth studio album "Black for Death: An
Icelandic Odyssey part 2" will see the light of day on Season of Mist.
Concluding our Icelandic odyssey is something of a high for me, as we have been
working on it since 2003. The album tells the story of an outlawed poet in
medieval Iceland, Bragi, and how he strives for survival, revenge and sanity.
More than being just plain Viking Metal, this album offers a psychological
journey to the frontiers of life, told by Loki the Trickster:
"Centuries have flowed down the cyclical drain of time since the events I am
about to tell; kings born and queens gone, the chain of human lives grown in one
end and withered away in the other. My skin is still tight like a drumskin, my
mind unpredictable as ever, whereas all that remains of the protagonists you are
about to know, is teeth and bones. Know me not by name, but by my colours: RED
FOR FIRE + BLACK FOR DEATH. Sometimes I confess my evil actions, not because I
really regret them, but because making a confession makes me feel good. Such is
the case of the drama I once participated in, a fight for the QUEEN IN THE BAY
I visited the hall of King Haukur, disguised as a warrior, and fell in
love with his frost-white queen, Disa. I saw how little she loved her husband,
and how fond she was of the king's poet, who was known sometimes as Bragi the
Beautiful. The queen and the skald loved each other. I told Haukur about the
unfaithfulness of his wife, and consequently, Bragi was outlawed at the Althing
the following year. For seven years he strayed the land of ice, until he tried
to jump into the fire of the volcano Hekla.
Then, unexpectedly, the High One intervened, encouraging Bragi to live on and
have justice done. When Bragi decided to return to Haukur's hall in Reykjavik,
he was pulled into a stone and led to the SILVER DWARF, the king of the
UNDERWORLD. The Silver Dwarf taught Bragi a lesson about pride and endurance,
and thus fortified, the poet continued his NECRODYSSEY towards the Bay of Smoke.
While walking he summoned his ancestors, the ALLFATHERS, resolved to fight for
their legend and their honour. You can guess, mortal, that my fellow gods
disapproved of my ploys, for while Bragi suffered in the cold, I went to the
banquet in Ægir's hall, where the unforgettable LOKASENNA took place, the
quarrel of the gods.
LOKI TRICKSTER GOD was the cause of the fight, as he had had Bragi outlawed
in Midgard. Loki's disrepute shall be SPOKEN TO THE END OF ALL. Now that you
know my name, do not judge me too harshly; I still carry the scar that Bragi's
sword left on my abdomen. When he came back to the hall of the king, Disa stood
there waiting for him, with the thrall Jarður. As she embraced Bragi, and told
him what had really happened, they were spotted by Haukur's guard. As soon as
Haukur arrived, Bragi drove his sword into the king's right eye, in a fit of
divine rage, then he buryed the same sword deeply into my stomach. Haukur died
on the spot, Bragi was killed shortly after. Disa and Jarður managed to get away
unnoticed, and escape with the ship they had waiting. They crossed the DARK
WAVES DYING, fleeing from yet another LOKASENNA, finally landing on the shores
of Norway. May you enjoy my story, and honour your SAGATELLER by living it, over
and over again."
Talking of Loki the Trickster: The track "Loki Trickster God" features a vocal
guest appearance by Ulver's Trickster G., expressing the Norse jester's yearning
for c.a.r.n.a.l. love.
Today I completed a new Solefald profile at MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/solefaldofficial),
that contains two tracks from the new album. I am sure the entire album is
floating around in bit torrent space already, but by visiting our MySpace page
you can listen to parts of it while actually retaining your status as a lawful
Next year I will publish my first book in English through my own piccolissimo
publishing house, Propagenia Press. Put simply, the book will be a subjective
biography about Solefald, containing all published and some unpublished lyrics,
band photographs, as well as a few funny anecdotes and controversial statements
on the State of the Me(n)tal Nation.
In 2007 it will be ten years since our debut album "The Linear Scaffold"
first appeared, thus I find it appropriate to recapitulate our saga of mindcrime
and madness, poverty and poetry, in the form of a book. Designers Trine Paulsen
and Kim Sølve will take care of the design.
For those about to rock - we you salute!
IN FLAMES Exclusive in-store signing @ The VANS shop in London!
IN FLAMES will be doing an exclusive signing in the VANS shop on Carnaby Street
while in London for the UNHOLY ALLIANCE tour with Slayer, Lamb Of God and
Children Of Bodom.
The signing takes place on November 20th @ 4pm
The address is:
The Vans Shop
47 Carnaby St.
We are also together with ESP Guitars arranging a competition where one lucky
winner will walk away with a brand new ESP guitar.
For more info on the competition, please check www.vans.co.uk
Aeternus + Devilish Impressions EU Tour
1- Devilish Impressions LIVE!
AETERNUS (NO) European tour in December will be supported by DEVILISH
IMPRESSIONS (Conquer Rec. UK), the Polish Avant-Garde Black/Death metalers (
Together with DARKSHINE (FR) and ARUM (BR), they are now ready to destroy the
stages!> (below dats as TBA - we are looking for promotor who want to book this
28.11.06 -Tue - D - Hamburg @ Markthalle
29.11.06 -Wed- D - Berlin @ K17
30.11.06 -Thu - D - Waltershausen @ KuFa
01.12.06 - Fri - D - Bitterfeld @ Festung
02.12.06 - Sat - D - Elterlein @ Hagalaz
03.12.06 - Sun - D - Munchen @ Titanic City
04.12.06 - Mon- tba - we are looking for promoter who want to book this date!!!
05.12.06 - Tue- A - Vienna @ Escape
06.12.06 - Wed- SLO - Maribor @ Klub Mc-Pekarna
07.12.06 - Thu- tba - we are looking for promotor who want to book this date!!!
08.12.06 - Fri- tba - we are looking for promotor who want to book this date!!!
09.12.06 - Sat- NL - Arnhem @ Metal Meeting
10.12.06 - Sun- LONDON @ ELECTROWERKZ doors 6PM
11.12.06 - Mon- UK - tba - we are looking for promotor who want to book this
12.12.06 - Tue- UK - BRADFORD @ Rio's
13.12.06 - Wed- UK - DERBY, @ The First Floor Club
14.12.06 - Thu - BEL - GENT @ The Frontline
15.12.06 - Fri - tba - we are looking for promotor who want to book this date!!!
16.12.06 - Sat - IT - Prato @ Anomalia
17.12.06 - Sun - IT - Torino
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter (D) + Natron (I) + Rotting Faith (F), Worms Of
28-11-2006 - UK, LONDON @ Camden THE UNDERWORLD doors at 6PM (18.00)
AETERNUS (Norway) + DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS (Poland/UK), DARKSHINE (France), ARUM
10.12.06 - Sun- UK, LONDON @ ELECTROWERKZ doors 6PM Tickets available at
DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS who has signed records deal with British label
Conquer Records in June 2006 has been confirmed as a main support act for
AETERNUS on their European tour in November/December this year. The band will be
promoting their latest effort - 'Plurima Mortis Imago' which is out now.
The band's first official release consists of 9 new compositions, plus - as a
special bonus - video clip to "SataniChaoSymphony'. DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS' new
album may be a big step forward on the Avant-Garde Black/Death metal scene, as
this time the band goes even further to gain more brutality combined with unique
atmosphere and a subtle melody of each track.
According to one of the band's member: ' (...) it is a record for every metal
fan, as it contains a mass of technical death metal riffs as well as essential
dose of original melodies, breathtakingly fast blasts, raging vocals and
beautiful keyboard passages, enveloped in a totally sick and furious atmosphere
of all-pervading coldness, rebellion and licentiousness!
With this record we want to prove that not everything within this field has
been said. Moving across the genre makes it possible to distance oneself and
play the music a little differently, but without losing the original spirit of
what metal has always been, is and what it should be in the future!!!' (Quazarre)
One of 'Plurima Mortis Imago' producers is Arek Malczewski, who is also the
producer and sound engineer for Behemoth, Vesania, Asgaard and Lost Soul amongst
others. Editing and mixing were carried out in the home studio of Asgaard's
keyboard player, Wojtek Kostrzewa, and finally the album was mastered by the
Wieslawski Brothers of the Hertz Studio in Bialystok (Vader, Decapitated, Hate
- Upcoming TOURS and shows in EU & UK 2006/2007
- Members of ASGAARD, LUNA AD NOCTUM
- Songs on CD-Compilations: Terrorizer (UK), 2x Zero-Tolerance (UK), Legacy
(GER), Metallian (FR) Necromance Mag, Brutallica Mag.,+ many others
- 1 video-clip promoting an album (to be played on TV)
- CD including 1 video clip
Band; DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS
Album; PLURIMA MORTIS IMAGO
Style; Avantgarde Black Metal
Format; LTD. CD
02 Rebellion Of Will Manifesto
03 Visions Of Kingdome To Come
04 Dracula's Mechanized Universe
05 Funeral Of God
06 Alpha & Omega Spaces
07 Crowned To Be Crucified
08 Smell Of Death
Blood Red Throne start work on new album
Norwegian death metallers Blood Red Throne have been working in Jailhouse studio
for the last 2 days on a pre production for the new album due out on Earache
70% of the material is written and the band started pre production to test both
the studio and the two new members, Anders Haave (drums) and Vald (vocals).
4 songs have been recorded so far and the band is extremely pleased with both
the material and the sound.
"This time, we aim for a more classic Death Metal sound, ala Gorguts
"Considered Dead" / Suffocation "Despise the Sun" kind of sound. We have grown
tired with the over-produced and fully triggered drum kits that so many bands
use today, besides we have taken a slightly new direction with our music and the
analog and dynamic sound fits the music better. We have also chosen a different
approach to the recording process of the instruments.
We are very pleased with the outcome of the 4 songs and cant wait till the
actual album recording starts, hopefully sometime in December".
Some working titles of the forthcoming songs: "Rebirth in Blood", "Come Death"
and "No New beginning".
For more information see: www.myspace.com/bloodredthrone666 or
Severe Torture hit the UK!
Dutch death metallers SEVERE TORTURE hit the UK this week with VADER and GOD
DETHRONED Catch them in Dublin tonight at the Temple Bar Music Centre, tomorrow
at the UNDERWORLD in Camden, London And Saturday 4th November at the Concorde 2
Further dates include:
6/11/06 Essen, Germancy at Turock
7/11/06 Haarlem, Holland at Patronaat
8/11/06 Bremen, Germany at Schlachthof
9/11/06 Eindhoven, Holland at Effenaar
Hear SEVERE TORTURE interviewed LIVE on www.totalrock.com at 4pm UK time on
Friday 3rd November Email the studio with questions email@example.com
The latest Severe Torture tour diary installment:
After we left Spain we had one show to do in Dijon (FR) before going to Italy.
We played in this venue called The Vapeur and it was an amazing venue! Best
catering sofar and huge stage as well. 300 people showed up and we had the
chance to play a extra long set with Sawn Off & Consuming the Dying added.
For the next days we are playing 4 shows in Italy, which is new to us because
usually we only play Italy once when we're on tour. The first show took place in
the city of Bologna. The venue was huge and way to big for the package we had so
it appeared al little strange at first. But luckily, the people that showed up
were up or a solid night of deathmetal. The atmosphere was great and the crowd
gave us a warm welcome back to Italy. Grazi!
Rome was the setting for the second day in Italy. We arrived in time to do some
serious sightseeing, so we got the chance to visit the Colloseum and such. This
was kinda cool since we were playing Shadows of Rome in the nightliner at night
for a couple of weeks now so it was cool to be able to witness where the carnage
used to take place. After we went out of the tourist mode we did a show for a
bloodthirsty crowd at the Alpheus. It was great to hear people screaming for
songs ranging from "Misanthropic Carnage" to "End of Christ".
The next 2 shows on the list were Siena and Padova. Club Sonar in Siena started
out a little calm but turned into a good show after we did our little trick...
Next was Padova and for the last Italian show it was great!
People were really into us and went crazy! We stayed at the cub pretty long
and had a nice little party outside till early in the morning...
After 4 days we left Italy and invaded Austria. First on the list was Althofen
and club Endorphin turned out to be a really small bar with a tiny stage in the
corner. With a minimal backline and no triggers we did our best to turn the
place upside down and that was much appreciated by the fans. After the show we
headed off to Salzburg were we woke up at 10 in the morning. Time enough to do
some sightseeing and get some real breakfast.
Rockhaus is a great venue and we did a great show. After the show we took our
place in the bar next to the venue and after Vaders show the whole tour
entourage joined the party!
Last show in Austria was Vienna and we have good memories of Vienna. In the past
we played in the Arena but this time the show was in a venue called Planet
Music. Great venue and the show was organised by the guys from Goddamned X who
were support act since Italy. They did a very good job and the show went very
Get more information on Severe torture here:
Cult of Luna video online
Swedish art-noise collective CULT OF LUNA have released their video for "Back to
Chapel Town", a track that features on their latest album out on Earache records
"Somewhere Along the Highway".
Filmed in Umea near where the band are from, the video took 5 days to make
and is produced and directed by the band The video "Back To Chapel Town" is now
finished and you can watch it here:
Look out for Cult of Luna on tour in Europe early 2007
www.earache.com for more updates and your local music TV!
Leaves Eyes vocalist Liv Kirstine releases debut album
'Enter My Religion' enchants with beautiful melodies, irresistible rhythms and
subdued folk flair - first class atmospheric pop/rock sending shivers down your
spine!" Daniela Sickinger ( Metal Heart)
Since Liv Kristine appeared in the music scene, she turned out to be one of the
most extraordinary and creative female artists in Europe. She has left her
footprints in various genres: with her gothic metal band Theatre of Tragedy she
secured her position in the history of music and as front-woman of Leaves Eyes
she continued with that success. Liv Kristine - the charismatic singer with the
unique and seducing voice announces the comeback of her solo project in 2006.
Together with Leaves Eyes she has gained worldwide success. Moreover, in her
former band Theatre of Tragedy she and her soprano-voice were always in the
centre of attention. As a solo artist she enchants with pop music of her own
brand. No wonder that there always are musicians asking for a collaboration with
the talented Norwegian singer. Her guest vocals for Atrocity and Umbra et Imago
are only some projects to mention in which Liv was involved in 2004.
The most successful of all is the song 'Nymphetamine' which she recorded with
the British cult band Cradle of Filth which brought a nomination for the Grammy
AS I LAY DYING headline shows + reschedule Paris show!
AILD will play two headline shows on off days. Here´s the dates:
Friday, 10th of November - LINGEN (GER) / ALTER SCHLACHTHOF
Saturday, 18th of November - STOKE (UK) / SUGAR MILL
The Paris show with BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE last week got cancelled since the
Bullet singer was suffering from a throat infection. The whole show got
rescheduled for the 12th of November! www.asilaydying.com
POWERWOLF preparing for studio & launch of new website!
Great news for all children of the night: On all hallow´s eve Powerwolf will
unleash their brandnew website featuring a lot of specials and content all
wolfmanicas were longing for since months. Vivist www.powerwolf.net and get
Moreover the wolves have revealed more details about their schedule for the
recordings of the follow up for "Return in bloodred": "Right now we have started
with a pre-production, which will keep us busy throughout November" says Falk
Maria Schlegel. In early January the wolves will enter famous Woodhouse Studios
in Hagen/Germany for the recordings before they will head on to Studio Fredman
in Gothenburg/Sweden in February to mix the album with no one else than Mr.
Fredrik Nordström (Hammerfall, In flames, Dimmu Borgir), who also was
responsible for the sound on "Return in bloodred".
"Working out the new songs is exciting as hell and we can´t wait to finally
record what we´re elaborating at the moment." sais Falk. "Attila is at his best
and there a lots of melodies to die for - along with the heaviest tunes we´ve
written so far" More details to follow.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER prepares to go down under!
Fresh off the very successful Hatebreed tour where The Black Dahlia Murder was
direct support and an incredible set at LOUD PARK Festival in Japan where the
band played in front of over 7,000 kids; BDM are now preparing to take their
ferocious live set down under to promote their sophomore album Miasma to their
Once the band returns from Australia they will head home to continue working
on their 3rd full length release which will be out the summer of 2007. In other
news the band's final video for the album Miasma is Statutory Ape, just made its
premier on Saturday 10/21 on Headbangers Ball.
If you missed HBB this last weekend you can go to YouTube.com or Yahoo.com to
catch the band slaying the audience at Sounds of the Underground and running
amuck with The Ape!
Here's what madman and death metal vocalist extraordinaire Trevor Strnad had
to say about the tour with Hatebreed, the band's set in Japan, and the premier
of their latest video Statutory Ape.
'The Hatebreed tour was indeed a lot of fun and was a brutal package. All
five of the bands were very cool guys and we had an absolute blast touring with
them… Although Jamey Jasta almost poisoned Brian and I with his heavy handed bar
tending skills. Oh and we love Gary Holt in a very platonic metal-man way.
As for our stop in Japan, it was an honor to be playing at the biggest metal
festival of all time in Japan. The reaction was something that we never could
have expected. The energy of the crowd was unbelievable and it was great to feel
so much metal in the air in one place. We can't wait to come back to Japan and
follow up this successful performance.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Statutory Ape video that we shot this summer on
the Sounds of the underground tour. You can see how much fun we had on the tour
as well as our honorary mascot The Ape. The video will premier this weekend on
Headbangers Ball and is also available on YouTube.com and Yahoo.com so check it
CANNIBAL CORPSE recaps Australia/New Zealand tour!
We have just returned from a very successful tour of Australia and New Zealand.
We would like to thank the guys at Soundworks Touring for doing such a great job
with the organization and promotion of the tour.
Thanks also go out to Darren and all at Stomp for the help they gave us before
and during the tour, and to the clubs and local promoters that helped make the
We would also like to say thanks and hello to Psycroptic, Plague, and
Ulcerate. It was great to share the stage with such killer bands while we were
Finally, and most importantly, we would like to say a huge thank you to all
of the fans who attended the shows in Australia and New Zealand. We had not been
to Australia in many years, and we had never been to New Zealand, so we were not
entirely sure what to expect. The size and enthusiasm of the crowds was even
greater than we had hoped for, and we wanted to make sure you all knew how much
we appreciate that.
We got the chance to hang out with a lot of friends old and new, and you all
made the long trip and hectic schedule (8 shows in 8 days, with flights between
each city) more than worth the effort for us. We'll make sure that we return to
Australia and New Zealand a lot more often, because you guys rule!
FOREVER IN TERROR to begin recording new record!
Summer... was amazing. We made great friends, saw great places and jammed. We
want to thank everyone who was involved. We realize that there are tons of
people involved that made it possible for all of those shows to happen. There
are way too many people for us to thank individually but we would like to thank
all of you. At every venue, bar, hotel, gas station, Wendy's, and the people
that make hot pockets for making it possible. Thanks. Now down to business, we
have a lot going on this fall and winter.
Our recording schedule is nearly finalized and we can't wait to get started.
The songs we have been writing are killer and we're sure you'll all love them.
We'll be releasing our Metal Blade Records debut next summer. We have been
excited and hysterical about this for months and can't wait for you to hear the
final product. Up until the start of pre-production for the album we'll be doing
weekend shows to keep up our chops and try out new songs.
All those shows will be on the shows page so check them out and see if we are
playing near you. One of those shows will be November 27th @ Fat Jimmy's in Kent.
The show will be a Halloween show hosted by Mistress Juliya who we have had the
pleasure of chilling with before. And now we'll do it again.
Another weekend of Forever in Terror/Mistress Juliya mayhem. We hope to see
all of you there costume or no costume. It's going to be a blast. For now...
good day. F.I.T.
Upcoming BRAINSTORM Shows
28.12.06 Munich (D) Metropolis Stormbringer Metal Meeting
29.12.06 Bochum (D) Matrix X-mas Metal Meeting
30.12.06 Pratteln (CH) Z7 End Of Days Festival
22./23.06.07 Balingen (D) Bang Your Head
Deathchain continues with Dynamic Arts Records
Deathchain continues with Dynamic Arts Records
Deathchain, the biggest name in Death/Thrash Metal from Finland has re-signed
with Dynamic Arts Records. Production of third album has already begun under the
title Cult of Death. Release of the upcoming album have been scheduled to May
On the upcoming album Deathchain dwells into the darker sound of Death/Thrash
Metal. Some titles from the forthcoming album: Incantations Of Shub-Niggurath,
Serpent of the Deep, Deathammer, In the Crypt of Vengeance ja Witchstorm.
Dynamic Arts Records have released the previous albums Deadmeat Disciples
(2003) and Deathrash Assault (2005). During the November and December '05
Deathchain travelled through 13 countries and did 25 shows along the legends
Destruction and Candlemass. Latest album Deathrash Assault hit the official
Finnish charts to place 18.
Municipal Waste - Landphil recorded in coffin
Landphil, bassist of Virginian thrashers Municipal Waste has claimed in this
week's Kerrang magazine that he recorded his bass lines from inside a coffin
Those of you who have seen Municipal Waste, may believe this highly likely
For you to become a believer catch them in the USA on the following dates:
3 Nov 2006 Ogden Theater Denver, CO
4 Nov 2006 Avalon Theater Salt Lake City, UT
5 Nov 2006 Big Easy Concert House Boise, ID
7 Nov 2006 Big Easy Spokane, WA
8 Nov 2006 The Fenix (formerly the Premier) Seattle, WA
9 Nov 2006 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver
10 Nov 2006 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
11 Nov 2006 Midtown Bend, OR
12 Nov 2006 Senator Theater Chico, CA
13 Nov 2006 New Oasis Sparks, NV
14 Nov 2006 The Warfield San Francisco, CA
15 Nov 2006 House of Blues San Diego, CA
18 Nov 2006 Glasshouse Pomona, CA
19 Nov 2006 Ventura Theatre Ventura, CA
20 Nov 2006 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
21 Nov 2006 Key Club@ Morongo Cabazon, CA
22 Nov 2006 Marquee Theater Tempe, AZ
24 Nov 2006 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
25 Nov 2006 Gypsy Tea Room Dallas, TX
26 Nov 2006 Meridian Houston, TX
27 Nov 2006 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
28 Nov 2006 Floyd's Music Store Tallahassee, FL
29 Nov 2006 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, FL 30 Nov 2006 Jannus Landing St.
1 Dec 2006 House of Blues Buena Vista, FL
2 Dec 2006 Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
4 Dec 2006 Exit/In Nashville, TN
5 Dec 2006 Blue Cats Knoxville, TN
6 Dec 2006 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
8 Dec 2006 House of Blues N. Myrtle Beach
9 Dec 2006 The Canal Club Richmond, VA
10 Dec 2006 9:30 Club Washington D.C., DC
11 Dec 2006 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
12 Dec 2006 The Buffalo Icon Buffalo, NY
Ephel Duath's drummer talks sheet music on youtube and Ephel Duath report
on Italian Jazz-metallers Ephel Duath are now back home in Italy after their
"We've just returned home after seventeen hours travelling from Bruxelles to
Padua." Davide Ephel Duath's guitarist reports "The first part of the Ephel
Duath's Imploding Euro Tour is finished and it's time to reflect.
We have been lucky with nine UK dates and extremely good support band, the
math-corers Tangaroa. The tour crew has became a sort of enlarged family, and we
have to thanks these five crazy Tangaroa guys for some of the funniest moments
of the whole tour. Our favourite shows were at London Underworld, the
Bournemouth's Gander and supporting Red Sparowes @ Southampton's Nexus.
Before leaving the UK we have did a last minute show at the University of
Luton with our label mates Biomechanical. That was one hell of a crazy crowd!
Then we were off to France and Belgium playing in two very different venues.
The Batofar in Paris - an old red boat in the river Seine, and Magasen 4 in
Brussels a sort of small musical factory in the centre of the city.
Probably the best two shows of the whole tour for the band's performance, but
go to Paris was the strangest and funniest show of the Ephel Duath's Imploding
We want to thank all the people who came out to see us on the tour, we feel a
growing support for Ephel Duath and this pushes us to do the best at every
Up the Ephels!
Thanks, Lucio, Fabio, Sergio and Davide."
Ephel Duath's new drummer Sergio talks about playing live from Sheet music on a
short You tube clip
Now Ephel Duath are back home they are ready to continue work on their next
For more information on Ephel Duath and what they are currently up to tune in
tomorrow to hear the band interviewed by the legendary Malcolm Dome on
From www.totalrock.com/events.php "Sat 4th Nov 18:00 - 21:00 Doom & Co
Experimental, extreme jazz metallers, Ephel Duath, chat about their genius new
release "Pain Necessary To Know"
Biomechanical Dytone endorsement
Jamie, guitar wizard of Biomechanical has recently been endorsed by Dytone - he
"What happened is the guys from Guitar, amp and keyboard in Brighton
basically arranged for a string endorsement for the tour, and as a result of
this I got a Dytone endorsement.
Dytone is a German company that makes effects pedals, they are all handmade
- I use them for distortion boost on solos and also the delays in choruses
Maybe in the future I'll have a chance to have some hand made to my
See Jamie, his new effects pedals, and Biomechanical tomorrow night at the
Underworld in London with Exodus Or on these dates throughout Europe:
7-Nov-06 Tuesday UK London Underworld
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
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
SUBWAY TO SALLY - "Nackt"-release pushed back
Dear fans and partners,
please notice: Due to shipment delays, we have to push back the release of
SUBWAY TO SALLY's live CD/DVD "Nackt" a week.
Which means: "Nackt" won't be released on November 10th but November 17th!
SOILWORK - To headline the X-mas festivals
After the cancellation of SIX FEET UNDER, the X-mas festival tour finally found
a new headliner: SOILWORK! The guys will bring you the full Swedish Melodic
Death attack at the following dates:
X-MAS FESTIVAL TOUR
SOILWORK - GOREFEST- BELPHEGOR - KRISIUN - DARZAMAT
08.12. D BERLIN @ K 17
09.12. D ENGELDORF(leipzig) @ HELLRAISER
10.12. A WIEN @ PLANET MUSIC
11.12. D MUNCHEN @ BACKSTAGE
12.12. CH PRATTELN @ Z7
13.12. D LUDWIGSBURG @ ROCKFABRIK
14.12. D FRANKFURT @ BATCHKAPP
15.12. FR STRASBOURG @ LA LAITERIE
16.12. BL ANTWERPEN @ HOF TER LOO
17.12. NL TILBURG @ 013
18.12. D ESSEN @ ZECHE CARL
19.12. FR PARIS @ LA LOCOMOTIVE
The graves are about to open! Swedish Black Metal inquisitors WATAIN just inked
a deal with Season of Mist to release their third full-length album in Europe.
The tentative release date is set for March 2007.
The release will be followed by a European Tour.
After the release of the highly acclaimed 'Casus Luciferi' album in 2003 and the
tour with Dissection in 2004, Watain have been forging and wielding material
that clearly reveals their true potential as craftsmen of lethal Black Metal
The recording of the album will take place in the infamous Necromorbus Studio
(Funeral mist, Malign, Ofermod etc).
Those who experienced Watain on stage can witness of a blood-soaked, rusty
metallic machinery embodying every aspect of the traditional Satanic Black Metal
cult, re-living and taking further the sinister legacy of Venom, Hellhammer and
Mayhem. But believe us when we say ‘you have seen nothing yet!'
DAGOBA WITH FULL FORCE!
We're proud to announce that DAGOBA's overwhelming rise isn't about to stop!
After last week's successful show in Paris with STONE SOUR and the late November
gigs in Benelux that unleashed tons of cheerful comments on the band's MySpace
page, the French metallers have been confirmed to play at the 14th edition of
the With Full Force festival, set to take place in Leipzig, Germany, from June
29th to July 1st, 2007. Other confirmed acts are CHILDREN OF BODOM, CANNIBAL
CORPSE, EKTOMORF, CREMATORY, and many others.
More information on www.withfullforce.de
Those of you mighty metal freaks who attended this year's edition of France's
Hellfest late June probably noticed that many cameras were set all around the
place to shoot bands performing on stage. The DVD will be ready pretty soon, and
for now you can watch the trailer on Snatch Music's MySpace page here. We're
pleased to inform you that it will feature DAGOBA, among others. And if you look
really carefully, you might see yourself in the crowd. Hi mom!!
Following the recent release of Sturmgeist's sophomore album 'Über',
kommandant Cornelius von Jakhelln has an interesting and funny idea…
Here's the message from the man:
"I hereby announce the first Sturmgeist competition ever! If you do remember the
PartyGeist section of our late website, where listeners could have their party
pictures posted for all to see, then you'll easily get the point.
Here it is: As we want to emphasize the fraternal nature of Sturmgeist (after
all, our MySpace page carries the name 'Sturmbruderschaft'), we ask all fanatics
out there to send us footage from your very own party action! Make it hot or
cold, hard or smooth, as long as it R.O.C.K.S! We only ask you two things,
namely that the footage contains: a) a quarrel and b) the colours red, black and
If you want to appear in our "Bloodaxe" video, record your fun in
high-resolution MPEG format, burn a DVD and send it to our Norwegian distributor
Indie Distribution AS
C/O Eric Bloodaxe
We will edit a hilarious video for "Bloodaxe" from the contributions we receive,
and distribute it through TV and the Internet. You can listen to the song "Bloodaxe"
in our MySpace profile, or find it on the album "Über" that came out November
If you're in lack of ideas, here are some further suggestions:
- Sing "Bloodaxe" in a particularly spectacular way (gestures, costumes,
feathers, blood... everything is allowed!)
- Play along on the guitar like a true hero, even if you're not in possession of
one (a guitar, that is...)
- Give someone a hug when soaked with beer
- Striptease or titty flashing done the Viking way
- Film your own drinking contest
- Engage someone in a duel with a paper axe
- Stage an England-Germany soccer match indoors
Party über Alles!"
11 Nov 06 La Roche s/ Yon (85) (FR) Le Fuzz'Yon (+ Redrum)
17 Nov 06 Nantes (44) (FR) Olympic (+ Black Bomb A)
18 Nov 06 Savigny le Temple (77) (FR) l'Empreinte (+ Kaizen)
24 Nov 06 Auch (32) (FR) Le Cri'Art
25 Nov 06 Agen (47) (FR) Le Florida
08 Dec 06 Paris (75) (FR) Elysée Montmartre (+ The Arrs)
09 Dec 06 Nancy (54) (FR) MJC du Haut du Lièvre
15 Dec 06 Le Thor (84) (FR) Auditorium
16 Dec 06 Tarbes (65) (FR) La Gespe
13 Jan 07 La Louvière (BE) LL Metal Fest
03 Feb 07 Liévin (62) (FR) Arc-en-Ciel
KILL THE THRILL live
14 Nov 06 Marseille (FR) La Machine à Coudre (+ Enablers)
25 Nov 06 Saviése (CH) Aoc Rock Festival (+ Destruction + )
16 Dec 06 Macon (FR) Cave à Musique (+ Semtazone + WDCS + Zatopek + Soft Parade)
ANCIENT RITES live
09 Dec 06 Arnhem (NL) Musis Sacrum - Arnhem Metal Meeting
17 Feb 07 Oostende (BE) Memento Mori Metal Fest
ROTTING CHRIST live
26 Jan 07 Istanbul (TR) Studio Live
27 Jan 07 Eskisehir (TR) 222 Park
28 Jan 07 Ankara (TR) Saklikent
ROTTING CHRIST + CARPATHIAN FOREST
(+ Malevolent Creation + Incantation + Neuraxis)
14 Feb 07 Warsaw (PL) Progresja
15 Feb 07 Leipzig (DE) Hellriser
16 Feb 07 Wien (AU) Szene
17 Feb 07 Salzburg (AU) Rockhaus
18 Feb 07 Innsbruck (AU) Hafen
19 Feb 07 Plattern (CH) Z7
20 Feb 07 Strasbourg (FR) Laiterie
21 Feb 07 Paris (FR) Locomotive
22 Feb 07 Eindhoven (NL) Effenaar
23 Feb 07 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
24 Feb 07 Adelsheim (DE) Live Factory
25 Feb 07 Brno (CZ) Fledo
26 Feb 07 Bratislava (CZ) Randal
27 Feb 07 Este (PD) Sottosopra (IT) Rock Club
28 Feb 07 Munchen (DE) Metropolis
01 Mar 07 Osnabruck (DE) N8
02 Mar 07 Groningen (NL) Vera
03 Mar 07 Essen (DE) Turock
04 Mar 07 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
Cambian Dawn in studio
CAMBIAN DAWN are currently recording a new 5-song EP at The Library in North
London with evil studio genius Will Spong, who produced and engineered the
"Wastrel Children Of An Insane Universe" demo.
This will be the first recording to feature the band's new line-up with Chris
Goodchild on guitar, and the plan is that we'll use this EP to snare ourselves a
record deal next year.
From what we've heard of the rough studio mixes, the end result will be
something really special. We'll keep you posted on our progress.
If anyone's that curious, you might like to take a look at my blog on my
Much to our surprise, Wychwood Brewery (creators of the mighty brew
Hobgoblin) have partly sponsored the recording, and intend to post photos of us
all wearing Hobgoblin t-shirts in the studio on their website!
In "other news", our friend Susie has come up with a rather nifty design which
will feature on the updated band website and also (sometime in the future)
In the meantime, feel free to email us at this address or via myspace.
Thanks for all your support so far - the best is yet to come! Chin chin!
Matt K from CAMBIAN DAWN
KATATONIA - CLASSIC ALBUM PLUS BONUS EP
The re-issue of the 1996 doom/goth metal classic 'Brave Murder Day' from
Katatonia is out now. This release has been re-mastered and also includes the
follow-up EP 'Sounds of Decay'. Buy HERE.
TAROT - Video "Ashes To The Stars" online!
NIGHTWISH bass player Marco Hietala and his side band TAROT recently locked up
in studio to record their new album "Crows Fly Black'.
The result of these sessions: very intense and exciting Finnish Heavy Metal
songs - not for nothing the band is called "Godfathers of Finnish Heavy Metal'
in their home country.
The record has already been released in Finland at the end of November and
will finally be available in the rest of Europe starting on January 19th 2007.
Thus, it does not take too long for the first glorious highlight in 2007 to
arise - TAROT! Check out the new video for 'Ashes To The Stars' on the band
BORN FROM PAIN update / competition
'We're currently on tour with Napalm Death and Mendeed in Europe and having a
blast. We have about 10 days left of the tour and the previous 3 weeks or so
have been killer. Everyone is having a good time and the shows have been really
good for us and we seem to be getting people into the Born From Pain sound,
which is very encouraging.
There have been a few mishaps on the way, such as buses breaking down, or
amps blowing up, but apart from that its all been smooth sailing with some
awesome shows. I'm sure the rest of the tour will rock just as hard too. As for
Born From Pain, the new album titled "War" is out via Metal Blade Records on the
14th November in the States, the 17th November in Germany, Austria and
Switzerland and the 20th November in the rest of Europe.
So far the feedback we have been getting from fans and press has been awesome
and we're siked for everybody to get to hear it. The War Is On.'
There´s a HUGE competition going on for BORN FROM PAIN maniacs in Germany,
Austria and Switzerland! Don´t miss the chance to win a guitar, an amp, fan
packages and other goodies! Surf over to www.metalblade.de for more details!
ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET - Christmas tour
ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET, the new Swedish band featuring former THE
CROWN vocalist Johan Lindstrand, will embark on a two-week European tour, dubbed
"The X-Mass Mayhem Tour", in late December/early January. Confirmed dates are as
25.12.2006 BERLIN - K17 (D)
26.12.2006 KASSEL - Musiktheater (D)
27.12.2006 CHEMNITZ - Südbahnhof (D)
28.12.2006 OBERNDORF - Bahnhof (D)
29.12.2006 SAARBRüCKEN - Roxy (D)
30.12.2006 WüRZBURG - AKW (D)
31.12.2006 PRATTELN - Z7 (CH)
01.01.2007 KONSTANZ - Contrast (D)
02.01.2007 KARLSRUHE - Katakombe (D)
03.01.2007 BIELEFELD - Movie (D)
04.01.2007 ESSEN - tbc (D)
05.01.2007 RIJSSEN - Club Lucky (NL)
06.01.2007 FLENSBURG - Roxy (D)
SUBWAY TO SALLY - Premiere of "Nackt" a complete success!
On last Monday, November 6th, the world premiere of Subway To Sally's "Nackt"
DVD took place in five UCI KINOWELT movie theatres (Berlin, Gera, Leipzig,
Dresden and Vienna). Especially the event in the German capital Berlin turned
out to be a fulminate success:
Sold out venue, enthusiastic audience - and of course the band also attended
the party, giving an exclusive signing session for their fans who, in parts,
travelled long distances to enjoy the premiere.
IMPORTANT: Due to delays in delivery, the release of "Nackt" has been pushed
back a week; the CD/DVD package will be available on November 17th now!
MADDER MORTEM - December tour dates announced
Madder Mortem will be playing some European shows throughout December. Click
here for a full list of dates, plus information on the other bands on the bill.
THUNDERSTONE - Eurovision song contest
Our Finnish melodic metal darlings THUNDERSTONE will be part of a rather special
event: they are one of a dozen acts that will compete to represent Finland in
the 2007 edition of the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST! The contest will take place in
May 2007 in Helsinki - and as everybody will remember, this year's winner were
LORDI. Good luck to THUNDERSTONE!
HAMMERFALL - Music video contest
Be a director yourself - and win loads of money! In co-operation with the online
platform MusiTag, HAMMERFALL want YOU to create a new video for one of their
songs. The contest runs until November 25th and the best clip gets rewarded with
1.000 Euro! Just follow this link to get more info and instructions. Become part
of the HAMMERFALL film universe!
VARIOUS ARTISTS - New podblast & myspace available!
Check out the second POD BLAST - Nuclear Blast's one and only podcast - by
following this link! This time, Abbath from I / IMMORTAL and Zoltan Farkas of
EKTOMORF present you songs of WINTERSUN, DEATHSTARS, SUBWAY TO SALLY and
MESHUGGAH and of course also material from their own bands.
The official Nuclear Blast Europe MySpace page has been completed:
Designed with the help of Mike Ruiz and Robert Kimura - both employees of the
Nuclear Blast American office - Nuclear Blast Europe can now also enjoy the
benefits of being part of MySpace.com, the world's largest online community!
Orpheus Spiliotopoulos (NB Greece) and Eugen Leis (NB Europe Street Team) will
be the two people who will maintain this page from here and forward. Take a look
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER - Live over Russia and Summer Breeze confirmed!
Nastrovje! DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER are going to play two exclusive shows in
mother Russia! The dates are as follows:
27.01.07 RU-MOSKAU (Club Toschka)
28.01.07 RU-ST.PETERSBURG (Club Roks)
In other news, the REITER have just been confirmed as first band on the billing
of the Summer Breeze Open Air 2007! More bands to be confirmed soon, check
www.summer-breeze.de for regular updates.
NEAERA to play two tours this Winter!
Germanys up and rising Metalheroes NEAERA have secured slots on two great tours
this coming Winter!
Metal Hammer presents SPIRIT TOUR 2006
HEAVEN SHALL BURN + CALIBAN + NEAERA + DEADLOCK
+ MISERY SPEAKS + AS WE FIGHT + FIRE IN THE ATTIC
25.12. Leipzig (D) / Werk 2
26.12. Essen (D) / Weststadthalle
27.12. Karlsruhe (D) / Substage
28.12. Losheim (D) / Eisenbahnhalle
29.12. Tielt (B) / Europahal
30.12. Hamburg (D) / Markthalle
Metal Hammer presents
THE ROAD TO DEVASTATION TOUR 2007
KATAKLYSM + NEAERA + FEAR MY THOUGHTS + QUO VADIS
Thursday 04-01 Arnhem, Holland @ Goudvishal
Friday 05-01 Vosselaar, Belgium @ Biebob
Saturday 06-01 Hannover, Germany @ Muzik Zentrum
Sunday 07-01 Flensburg, Germany @ Roxy
Monday 08-01 Essen, Germany @ Zeche Karl
Tuesday 09-01 Berlin, Germany @ K-17 Berlin
Wednesday 10-01 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Stengade
Thursday 11-01 Engelsdorf, Germany @ Hellraiser Club
Friday 12-01 Jena, Germany @ F Haus
Saturday 13-01 Munich, Germany @ Backstage
Sunday 14-01 Budapest, Hungary @ Kultiplex
Monday 15-01 Prague, Czech Rep @ Back Pez
Tuesday 16-01 Zagreb, Croatia @ Boogaloo
Wednesday17-01 Ljubliana, Slovenia @ Media Park
Thursday 18-01 Adelsheim, Germany @ Live factory
Friday 19-01 Karlsruhe, Germany @ Substage
Saturday 20-01 Erstfelt, Switzerland @ Transilvania Live
Sunday 21-01 Frankfurt, Germany @ Backstapp
Monday 22-01 Osnabruck, Germany @ Bastard Club
Tuesday 23-01 Dornbin, Austria @ Spielboden
Wednesday 24-01 Martigny, Switzerland @ Caves du manoir
Thursday 25-01 Bolzano, Italy @ Bunker
Friday 26-01 Salzburg, Austria @ Rockhouse
Saturday 27-01 Vienna, Austria @ Planet Music
other NEAERA shows:
02.12.06 St. Petersburg (RUS) / Arctic
03.12.06 Moscow (RUS) / Tabula Rasa Club
A Greater Harvest
We're pleased to announce that the new RED HARVEST album will be entitled 'A
Greater Darkness'. The Norwegian gang's debut on Season of Mist is to be
released next February 19th in Europe (February 20th in the U.S. ).
Here's the tracklisting:
2. Hole In Me
3. Dead Cities
4. Mouth Of Madness
5. Beyond The Limits Of Physical X-perience
6. Icons Of Fear The Curse Of The Universe
7. I Sweat W.O.M.D
9. Distorted Eyes
After having witnessed the sheer force of Ofu Kahn and his crew steering
their dark vessel on the recently released 'Harvest Bloody Harvest' DVD, it's
time to get a new experience of pure industrial metal and discover some unknown
This Ending changing Myspace address!
THIS ENDING changing myspace address - the new address is www.myspace.com/thisending
- update your URL's and make sure you recruit yourself as one of This Ending
Circulus - Song Of Our Despair CD Single/7" (RISEMCD/794) Released this
Monday 20 Nov 06
It got to number one in Mark Ratcliffe round table last week and is receiving
national airplay as we speak.
Yes, the new single from the amazing Circulus is released on Monday. Song Of Our
Despair comes in CD & 7" limited vinyl formats.
The vinyl will be in Lilac, Clear & black and will feature the previously
unreleased B-Side Honeycomb.
CD version will feature non Album track Tapestry & Honeycomb.
This single will not be available through the Rise Above store for a few weeks.
However you can buy it online from here
Or at Fopp, HMV, Virgin & selected stores
Catch the band at their Xmas extravaganza, which promises to be something that
really should really not be missed. It's a medieval cosmic showdown between
Circulus and Chrome Hoof that will have folk talking for years to come.
Programme & refreshments available on the night!
Saturday 16th Dec
An Evening with Circulus & Chrome Hoof - Purcell Room, Southbank London
Book online - www.rfh.org.uk
Box Office - 08703 800 400
Controversial Cosmonaughts, Chrome Hoof, release their long awaited self titled
EP through Rise Above Monday 27th November. It will come in CD & limited vinyl
As well as their performance at the Purcell Rooms with Circulus on Dec 16th, the
band have the following date;
Thurs 23 November
Chrome Hoof Live @Too 2 Much (Raymonds Review Bar)Walkers Court( Off Brewer St)
London, Soho W1.
Onstage at 9.45.
New Witchcraft Vinyl only Single out now!
Having been initially refused entry to the States, the boys had to fly back to
Sweden to await their visas being reprocessed. Having missed the first week of
shows, they had them rescheduled and got back in the States second time lucky a
week after their initial refusal.
The gigs with Danava have been going down a storm, several of which have sold
Hero and inspiration to the band Bobby Liebling from the legendary Pentagram
even shared the stage with the lads for songs in DC!
The new vinyl only single featuring two brand new tracks - 'If Crimson Was
Your Colour' / 'I Know You Killed Someone' is available now in three colours -
Red, Clear & Black.
Order yours now from the store whilst there's still a chance.
Firebird / Gentlemans Pistols / Winters Tour
The new Firebird album, Hot Wings is out now! Vinyl version will follow shortly.
In the mean time they have line up shows with this killer package at the
12 Underworld, London
13 Fenton, Leeds
14 Independent, Sunderland
17 Monkey Bar, Swansea
18 Nottingham, Old Angel (TBC)
Litmus - Planetfall released early 2007
Yes, their album is finally finished and will be released early next year. What
can we say - it rules! Great songs with hypnotic vocals, layers of effects,
Mellotrons & Moogs that will take you to dimensions you never yet realised.
Spacerock for the 21st Century indeed! More news on this release soon.
Winters EP/12" out now!
Hailed as the UK's answer to Redd Kross, Saint Vitus & Melvins, Winters begin
work on their debut Lp "Black Clouds In Twin Galaxies" on the 22nd November with
producer Dan Swift to be released in March 2007. In the meantime their debut EP
is available now on CD & Limited 12" vinyl through the Rise Above store.
Catch them out on the road with Gentlemans Pistols & Firebird. They also have
their own date beforehand;
11 Bull & Gate London
Burning Saviours / Gentlemans Pistols 7"s coming at you soon
Yes, after some heavy delays beyond our control, these 7's will be finally be
with us shortly. Both will be limited to 500, first 100 of each will be clear
On another note we are delighted to announce that Gentlemans Pistols will be
recording their debut album for Rise Above in early 2007!
Capricorns to support - Neurosis at The Forum, London this Saturday 18th Nov
See the band seriously destroying right now at the following other shows;
17 The Cooler, Bristol (With Taint)
26 Medicine Bar Birmingham (with Don Cabalero)
30 Scala London (with Don Cabalero)
Will begin work on their next masterwork in April 2007.
17 The Cooler Bristol + Capricorns
25 Underworld w/ Noiselust & Mahakala Athens, Greece
26 Rock Bottom w/ Noiselust & Mahakala Thessalonika, Greece
16 Mean Fiddler, London (with Orange Goblin & Grand Magus)
Grand Magus writing new material & London show
Following the success of this years Doomed Trinity Tour, ‘Real Swedish Metal
Band'; Grand Magus, have since enlisted the services of new drummer Sebastian.
They are currently working hard on new material, with a view to start
recording in the summer of 2007.
In the meantime they play the Orange Goblin Xmas knees up at the Mean Fiddler,
London December 16th.
Possessed/Luv Machine LP Vinyl delays
They will be with us soon - sorry for the delay. Please keep checking back on
The Berzerker - touring update
The Berzerker have been forced to cancel their Birmingham show after the club
The Berzerker himself has this to say:
"As I'm sure some of your are aware Edward's No.8 club has burnt to the ground.
We were set to play there on the 14th of December. We are sorting out a new
venue as we speak and details will follow as they are confirmed"
City nightclub destroyed by fire.
A major fire has destroyed a busy nightclub in Birmingham's city centre.
Five hundred people had to be led to safety as the blaze took hold in the
early hours at Edward's No.8 club.
Ten people were treated for minor injuries but firefighters, who praised
nightclub staff for their actions, say all inside the club escaped.
Get your tickets to see THE BERZERKER while you still can!!
3 The Engine room - Brighton
4 The Nexus - Southampton
5 The Cavern club - Exeter
6 The first floor club - Derby
7 Hobbits - Weston super mare
8 Tomms Sanctuary music venue - Pontypridd
9 The Soundhouse - Bolton
10 Temple bar music centre - Dublin
11 The Soundhaus - Glasgow
12 Jilly's - Manchester
13 The Brickyard - Carlisle
14 Edwards No 8 - Birmingham
15 The Attic - Rushden
16 The Dome - London
The Berzerker December 2007 tour will consist of:
Matt wilcock and Dave gray of Akercocke
and LUKE KENNY the lady killer
For more information go to www.earache.com
The Haunted - European tour 2007/New UK Date & video tour-diary online
One of the most interesting and challenging metal outfits of our times, THE
HAUNTED, have just released their monster 'The Dead Eye' and are back home from
the initial European showcase run for the album, but this was just the beginning
of a long live campaign for this outstanding album!
THE HAUNTED posted a statement on their myspace on their European tour, here
'Hey! The European shows went great. A special thank you to the people who
came out to the shows in Stockholm and Gothenburg. We've never had as big a
crowd as this at home and that feels extra special to us, being home and all. We
have a special request for all our fans out there...
If you have video recordings from any of the show - share it man! Send us a
file or a link to the material so we can post it on our youtube-thing etc. and
let other folks see it as well. These next couple of days is resting and hanging
with the families. Just chillin´ and getting the batteries loaded again.
We're posting a little diary film from these last two weeks, a little
something the Bergman of the band put together for our entertainment, hope you
enjoy...On Thursday we get on the plane and head to Seattle and Blackest Of The
Black, and Mr Glen Danzig! We are stoked!
Thank you all and we'll see you soon!
Peace!/ The Haunted'
Here's the link the band's tour diary - just click HERE!
THE HAUNTED will gather all their energy once again for a full European assault
in early 2007.
THE HAUNTED UK SHOWS 2007:
03.02. UK London Mean Fiddler * NEW DATE
04.02. UK Bristol Academy 2
05.02. UK Birmingham Academy 2
06.02. UK Dublin Voodo Lounge
07.02. UK Liverpool Academy 2
08.02. UK Nottingham Rock City
09.02. UK Glasgow Cathouse
10.02. UK Manchester Hope & Grape
11.02. UK Leeds Cockpit
12.02. UK Norwich Waterfront
Norma Jean - UK Release Date For The New album "Redeemer" & Tour!
On Monday 15th January 2006, Atlanta-based noisecore quintet NORMA JEAN return
with, 'Redeemer', the stunning follow-up to 2005's critically acclaimed 'O' God,
(Please note different release dates - US Sept 06, Rest Of Europe - 6th
November 2006, UK - 15th January 2007).
Produced by Ross Robinson (At The Drive-in, From First To Last, Sepultura),
'Redeemer' is at once the heaviest and most personal album in this band's
With their 2002 Solid State Records debut, 'Bless The Martyr And Kiss The
Child', NORMA JEAN established themselves as one of the noisiest and most
adventurous young bands in extreme music today. With 'O' God, The Aftermath'
(2005), drummer Daniel Davison, bassist Jake Schultz, and guitarists Chris Day
and Scottie Henry welcomed new vocalist and Arkansas native Cory Brandan to
their lineup and took their artful, technical noise to the proverbial next
level, earning raving reviews and a 2006 Grammy nomination (for Asterik Studios'
awe-inspiring artwork) in the process, and embarking on a grueling tour schedule
that most recently found them on the US Ozzfest 2006's second stage.
Licensed from the band's US label Solid State Records, Century Media Records
now is proud to present 'Redeemer' to the European audience. Simply slide it
into your player, and you will feel 'Redeemer' more than any other NORMA JEAN
album. Emotional, spiritual, visceral, physical - this isn't just the third
album NORMA JEAN wanted to make; it's the career-defining statement they had to
make! That 'Redeemer' marks a new step in the success story of the band has been
proved lately at the US Billboard Top 200, where the US release of the album
entered at #38.
Watch out for NORMA JEAN presenting their new material Live to European fans
alongside label mates HE IS LEGEND (new album ‘Suck Out The Poison' to be
released on 15th January on Century Media) in early 2007, see below for the
NORMA JEAN Live
With HE IS LEGEND
16.01.2007 Academy 3, Birmingham (UK)
17.01.2007 Academy 3, Manchester (UK)
18.01.2007 Corporation, Sheffield (UK)
19.01.2007 tba, Glasgow (UK)
20.01.2007 Cockpit, Leeds (UK)
21.01.2007 Sugar Mill, Stoke (UK)
22.01.2007 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (UK)
23.01.2007 Zodiac, Oxford (UK)
24.01.2007 Islington Academy, London (UK)
Neuraxis confirm European dates
Following the release of their fourth studio album "Trilateral Progression"
through Earache last year, Montreal-based technical death metal act NEURAXIS
have been officially confirmed for The Domination Tour 2007.
The tour kicks off on February 15 and runs through first days of March.
Neuraxis - Domination Tour
Rotting Christ + Malevolent Creation + Carpathian Forest
+ Incantation + Neuraxis + Harm
14.02.07 - GER, Berlin @ Kato
15.02.07 - GER, Leipzig @ Hellriser
16.02.07 - AUSTRIA, Wien @ Szene
17.02.07 - AUSTRIA, Salzburg @ Rockhaus
18.02.07 - AUSTRIA, Innsbruck @ Hafen
19.02.07 - CH(SWITZERLAND), Plattern @ Z7
20.02.07 - FR, Strasbourg @ Laiterie
21.02.07 - FR, Paris @ Locomotive
22.02.07 - HOL, Eindhoven @ Effenaar
23.02.07 - BEL, Vosselaar @ Biebob
24.02.07 - GER, Adelsheim @ Live Factory
25.02.07 - CZ, Brno @ Fledo
26.02.07 - CZ, Bratislava @ Randal
27.02.07 - ITA, Este (PD) @ Sottosopra Rock Club
28.02.07 - GER, Munchen @ Metropolis
01.03.07 - GER, Osnabruck @ N8
02.03.07 - HOL, Groningen @ Vera
03.03.07 - GER, Essen @ Turock
04.03.07 - HOL, Rotterdam @ Baroeg
Municipal Waste - A Photo editorial on life on the road!
Road warriors, MUNICIPAL WASTE, are no strangers to the touring life - spending
a majority of the year on tour throughout the US an Europe, the road has become
a welcome signature of the band's lifestyle! Independent music authority, IMPOSE
Magazine, has photo documented a glimpse into the touring life of MUNICIPAL
WASTE in their September/November 2006 issue (FREE at most independent music
outlets in the the US - find it and it is yours!).
The photos, taken at a recent Philadelphia show, exposes the fun, the
uncomfortable, and the sheer awesomeness of touring with the waste! Check out
some select shots from IMPOSE (taken by ALEX SMITH) below and check out
www.imposemagazine.com for more details!
A re-issue of 'Hazardous Mutation,' complete with bonus live footage DVD and
clips of MUNICIPAL WASTE antics, is due out January 2007 - face the waste!
EXODUS - On BBC radio 6 show!
Exodus will be featured on the Bruce Dickinson show on BBC Radio 6 on November
For more info please check this location!
EXODUS ON BRUCE DICKINSON'S ROCK SHOW
Iron Maiden front-man Bruce's special guests on Saturday 25th November are
veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers EXODUS.
Listen to Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music rock show live via the internet between
9:00pm to Midnight UK Time (between 3:00pm and 6:00pm EST) (plus online or on
MESHUGGAH - News
MESHUGGAH´s over-the-top record 'Nothing' has been released again on the 3rd of
november with a new hammering guitar sound and special DVD, but we´ve also got
some brandnew and hot news regarding the upcoming MESHUGGAH album!
According to MESHUGGAH guitar player Marten, the band´s currently writing
some new material and 'the plan is to have the album out late spring.' Of
course, they will announce some tourdates around this time, so watch out!
The band hasn´t got a working title or any cover ideas yet, but the whole
process is getting closer! More MESHUGGAH news coming soon! www.meshuggah.net
THRESHOLD - To play Metalcamp festival
Threshold are booked to perform at Metalcamp 2007 in Slovenia next July.
Metalcamp claims to be the hottest and longest metal event of 2007 with 7 days
of camping and beach party, 5 days of live music across 2 stages, and more than
Other bands confirmed for Metalcamp 2007 so far include BLIND GUARDIAN,
IMMORTAL, DORO, SODOM, DEW-SCENTED and GRAVEWORM.
THRESHOLD's last album Subsurface picked up 15 "Album Of The Month" awards
across the globe.
Threshold are currently in the studio recording their new album Pilot in the Sky
of Dreams to be released in March 2007.
MALEVOLENT CREATION - New album, touring update
The legendary Death Metal band MALVEVOLENT CREATION has completed the writing
and the preproduction demos for 13 songs. The recording sessions of the tenth
album will start in the coming weeks of november! The expected title is still
"DOOMSDAY X". In other news, MALEVOLENT CREATION will play many shows in the
next time. Check out the dates:
Touring starts in Europe with "The Domination Tour 2007"
Rotting Christ + Malevolent Creation + Carpathian Forest + Incantation +
Neuraxis + Harm
14.02.07 GER Berlin @ Kato
15.02.07 GER Leipzig @ Hellriser
16.02.07 A Wien @ Szene
17.02.07 A Salzburg @ Rockhaus
18.02.07 A Innsbruck @ Hafen
19.02.07 CH Plattern @ Z7
20.02.07 FR Strasbourg @ Laiterie
21.02.07 FR Paris @ Locomotive
22.02.07 HOL Eindhoven @ Effenaar
23.02.07 BEL Vosselaar @ Biebob
24.02.07 GER Adelsheim @ Live Factory
25.02.07 CZ Brno @ Fledo
26.02.07 SK Bratislava @ Randal
27.02.07 ITA Este (PD) @ Sottosopra Rock Club
28.02.07 GER Munchen @ Metropolis
01.03.07 GER Osnabruck @ N8
02.03.07 HOL Groningen @ Vera
03.03.07 GER Essen @ Turock
04.03.07 HOL Rotterdam @ Baroeg
Malevolent Creation then continues throughout Europe headlining shows for the
"Malevolent Creation- European tour 2007 with:
Malevolent Creation + Rotten Sound + Nightrage + Incantation ** + Sardonic *
06.03.07 UK Bradford @ Rio **
07.03.07 UK Glasgow @ Soundhaus **
08.03.07 IRE Dublin @ Voodoo Lounge **
09.03.07 UK Bolton @ Soundhause **
10.03.07 UK London @ Elektrowerkz **
11.03.07 HOL Arnhem @ Goudvishal **
12.03.07 GER tba @ tba *
13.03.07 DEN Kopenhagen @ The Rock *
14.03.07 DEN Aalborg @ Studenterhuset *
15.03.07 SWE Gothenburg @ Musikens Hus *
16.03.07 SWE Stockholm @ Klubben *
17.03.07 SWE Malmoe @ Bodini *
18.03.07 GER tba @ tba *
19.03.07 GER day off *
20.03.07 GER tba @ tba *
21.03.07 GER Trier @ ExHaus *
22.03.07 GER/CH tba @ tba *
23.03.07 ITA Rome @ tba
24.03.07 ITA Colle Val Di'Elsa @ Sonar
25.03.07 FR Marseille @ Le Korigan
26.03.07 SP Barcelona @ Mephisto
27.03.07 SP Madrid @ Ritmo & Compas
28.03.07 SP tba @ tba
29.03.07 SP Almeria @ Sala Genesis
30.03.07 POR Corroios n/Lisbon @ Cine Teatro
31.03.07 POR Mangualde @ CC St.Andre
01.04.07 SP Irun @ Tunk
02.04.07 FR tba @ tba
03.04.07 FR/CH tba @ tba
04.04.07 GER tba @ tba
MALEVOLENT CREATION recording and touring line up:
Jon Rubin - guitars
Phil Fasciana - guitars
Dave Culross - drums
Jason Blachowicz - bass
Brett Hoffmann - vocals
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