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Pure Metal News: November 2007 Part 2

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November 2007 Part 1

Compiled by John Stefanis

THE ARCANE ORDER to release "In The Wake Of Collisions"

Danish modern thrashers THE ARCANE ORDER return after their successful debut "The Machinery Of Oblivion" with a record no one would have expected. "In The Wake Of Collisions" is not the logical follow-up and it is not what people are used to in meaning of being a fan of the band. It's way beyond what the band once created. Improved instrumental skills and even more improved songwriting are what makes this record stand out.

Inspired by STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's complex compositions mixed with their Danish vibe and very own sound, THE ARCANE ORDER set out to release a hurricane of a modern thrash metal album! Produced in the most brutal and crystal clear way by Jacob Hansen (NEAERA, VOLBEAT, HATESPHERE...) at the infamous Hansen Studios, "In The Wake Of Collisions" will definitely crush everything in its wake.


01. Death Is Imminent
02. Between Reason And Hubris
03. The Serpent Tower
04. Eruptions Of Red
05. When Oceans Become Deserts
06. Unleash The Tyrant
07. The Reaping Reverence
08. Sanctity Of Allegiance
09. Horizons Buried

"In The Wake Of Collisions" will be unleashed on January 11th (G/A/CH/I) | January 14th (Europe) through Metal Blade Records.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER - Vote for your BDM set list

We've decided to let you guys pick the songs that we will be playing when we come to a venue near you. Here's how it works...

Step One: Surf our MySpace and make the subject of your message to us "MY VOTE".
Step Two: Tell us what show you will be attending. Date, City, Venue, etc.
Step Three: Pick three songs you want us to play.
Step Four: Send us your vote!

WARNING: Votes including the ROLLING STONES song "Paint it Black" will be discarded.

NEAERA - Touring update concerning European dates

Hello there NEAERA supporters in Italy, France and Spain,

we have some bad and some good news to share with you about our upcoming Southern European shows:

due to some health problems our singer Benny will not be able to perform on the upcoming dates in Italy, France and Spain. We hope that Benny will have a quick recovery and that he will be ready to perform the remaining dates in 2007. Get well soon, dic*head, hahaha!

Luckily enough, despite the very short amount of time, we have managed to find a replacement singer, namely our friend Mathias Ockl (formerly FEAR MY THOUGHTS). We all have to say a big thank you to Matze for filling in for Benny on such short notice. We are all more than confident that Matze will give 110% to get the job done!

Unfortunately for our Italian fans, we cannot make the first two shows of the tour. This is because Matze only had very little time to rearrange his private schedule in order to be able to play the tour in the first place.

We deeply regret that we have to cancel the shows, and we hope the disappointment is not too big...! We promise to do our VERY best in order to return as soon as possible! We have very good memories of the shows in Italy (Hell On Earth 2005 in Bologna, Darkness Over Europe 2006 in Cesena Milano, Road To Devastation this January with Kataklysm, amazing shows!), so we hate to take this step. Please bear with us and please understand that this is a very tough situation. But the alternative would have been to cancel the whole tour, and we didn´t want that. Thank you all for your understanding!

Cheers and all the best to you all,

CATARACT launch studio report

Swiss Thrashcore machine CATARACT just uploaded the first three parts of their studio report about being at Tue Madsen's Antfarm Studio in Denmark recording the new album. Check it out by clicking here:

AMON AMARTH launch tour media player

Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH have launched a media player to help promote their upcoming North American tour along with HIMSA and SONIC SYNDICATE. Check it out by clicking here.

Check out the special tour MySpace page to show all Tourdates and additional info!

BRAINSTORM to release "Downburst"

Highly successful German metallers BRAINSTORM are back with a bang! After celebrating "Ten Years Of BRAINSTORM" with the re-releases of their first two efforts ("Hungry" & "Unholy") and the release of their first ever 2-DVD set "Honey From The B's", BRAINSTORM are launching another powerful rocket: "Downburst" is ready to strike and BRAINSTORM are back stronger than ever before, with songs that range from fast, hard and double-kick-driven bastards to epic soundscapes to melodic metal hymns!

Being perfectly brought into shape by producing team Sascha Paeth and Miro, "Downburst" is ready to strike every nerve of the listener with its variety and pounding heaviness!

"Downburst" will be released as a regular jewelcase as well as in a limited edition jakebox (100% plastic-free) including 2 bonus tracks!


01. Falling Spiral Down
02. Fire Walk With Me
03. Stained With Sin
04. Redemption In Your Eyes
05. End In Sorrow
06. How Do You Feel
07. Protect Me From Myself
08. Surrounding Walls
09. Frozen
10. All Alone

Bonus tracks Limited Version Europe
11. Crawling In Chains (bonus)
12. Hold Tight (exkluisve Europe bonus track)

The album will be unleashed on January 25th (G/A/CH/I) | January 28th (Europe) through Metal Blade Records.

ARCH ENEMY - The Tyrant rises. Live all over Europe

After playing two packed headlining shows in Greece and Spain, metal masters ARCH ENEMY will now embark on the highly anticipated European leg of the Black Crusade Tour with Machine Head, Trivium, Dragonforce and Shadows Fall.

Starting tomorrow, November 20th in Glasgow, the tour will run until mid December and will be the first chance for the band's European fans to witness ARCH ENEMY unleash tracks off their highly acclaimed "Rise Of The Tyrant" album live!

To prepare yourself for this massive touring package, feel free to listen to some ARCH ENEMY tunes @ and watch the impressive Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, etc.) directed video clip for the album's first single "Revolution Begins"

Here are the exact dates:


"The Black Crusade" Tour Europe

with Machine Head, Trivium, Dragonforce, Shadows Fall

20.11.2007 SECC @ Glasgow, United Kingdom
21.11.2007 MEN Arena @ Manchester, United Kingdom
23.11.2007 NEC @ Birmingham, United Kingdom
24.11.2007 Brixton Academy @ London, United Kingdom
25.11.2007 Brixton Academy @ London, United Kingdom
26.11.2007 CIA Arena @ Cardiff, United Kingdom


ARCH ENEMY - "Rise Of The Tyrant" CD / Ltd. Edition CD incl. Slipcase & Bonus 3" DVD / LP

ARCH ENEMY - "Revolution Begins" CD-Single incl. previously unreleased cover & live tracks

WARBRINGER - Download the entire "One By One The Wicked Fall" demo for free

While LA thrashers WARBRINGER are preparing the release of their debut album "War Without End" in February 2008, you can now enjoy their highly acclaimed demo "One By One The Wicked Fall" in its entirety as free download!

Head over , scroll down the page and get this fantastic thrash onslaught NOW!

"War Without End", produced by the acclaimed Bill Metoyer (Slayer, D.R.I. and Sacred Reich), is shaping up to be one of the most vicious debuts to come along in years and is destined to add another glorious chapter to thrash metal's illustrious history.

Be sure to check out for additional info and current touring itinerary.


From November 17 to December 5, MUNICIPAL WASTE will be bringing the party on the road for a tour of the west coast. Then again, it's never really a party unless you bring some friends, right? So what better friends to bring then one of the innovators of thrash, the legendary SUICIDAL TENDENCIES.

Considered a dream tour by many, this is a pairing that fans have been clamoring for for a long time. However, no one is more excited about the tour than MUNICIPAL WASTE themselves. "I can't wait;" says drummer, Dave Witte. "Getting to tour with such an influential band like SUICIDAL TENDENCIES is very exciting to me. I'm looking forward to hearing the classics that were so important to me as a kid"

It is no secret, of course, that SUICIDAL TENDENCIES is a major influence to every member of MUNICIPAL WASTE, even if the influence escapes the band every once in a while. "SUICIDAL TENDENCIES...never heard of 'em;" states the sarcastic WASTE frontman, Tony Foresta. "I hope they're not a ska band." Fear not. There will be no ska on the menu at these shows, just pure THRASH served up fast and furious.

Catch MUNICIPAL WASTE and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES on these west coast dates:

17 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre
18 El Paso TX Club 101
19 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theater
20 Phoenix AZ One Place
21 West Hollywood CA House of Blues
23 Santa Ana CA Galaxy Concert Theatre
24 Ventura CA Majestic Ventura Theatre
25 Orangevale CA The Boardwalk
27 Portland OR Roseland Theatre
28 Seattle WA El Corazon
30 Petaluma CA Phoenix Theater

01 Santa Cruz CA 418 Project
02 San Francisco CA Slim's
04 Sparks, NV The New Oasis
05 Las Vegas NV House of Blues

For all the latest dates and more, go to

MUNICIPAL WASTE - THE ART OF PARTYING is now available for sale at the EARACHE U.S. Webstore


Earache announces the release of an explosive collection of tracks from the growing legion of New-School Thrash & Crossover bands, set to appear instores in UK and Europe on 21 January 2008 & February 5th in USA.

The compilation entitled 'Thrashing Like A Maniac' brings together the very best of the new crop of bands who are revelling in re-awakening the long lost genre, and building on the work of the past thrash masters. It will surely please old and new fans of the genre alike, if razor-sharp riffs, blistering drum speeds and shredding guitar solos are what you crave.

To find out more about the release head over to

For many of the acts this collection brings together their very first recordings. Bands include Earache's Evile and Bonded By Blood, plus the debut of recent Earache signees, Irish Thrashers Gama Bomb, as well as the leaders of the current thrash-pack - Municipal Waste. Hand-picked tracks from Dekapitator, Warbringer, Fueled By Fire, Toxic Holocaust, SSS, Mutant, Brasil's Violator, Merciless Death, UK's Deadfall, Lazarus, Send More Paramedics and Sweden's Decadence also appear.

'Thrashing Like A Maniac' comes at a time where thrash is once again making its mark on the world of heavy metal. Featuring bands drawing on old school thrash's no-frills aggression and injecting a healthy dosage of energy and fun back into the scene.

Thrashing Like A Maniac is released on CD and Vinyl LP, both formats also come with a bonus FREE 24 page Xeroxed B/W zine entitled Speed Merchants which contains exclusive interviews with all the bands featured.

The tracklisting is as follows:

01. BONDED BY BLOOD - 'Immortal Life'
02. EVILE - 'Thrasher'
03. MUNICIPAL WASTE - 'The Art of Partying'
04. DEKAPITATOR - 'Deathstrike Command'
05. FUELED BY FIRE - 'Massive Execution'
06. DECADENCE - 'Corrosion'
07. WARBRINGER - 'Total War'
08. SSS - 'Overload'
09. GAMA BOMB - 'Zombi Brew'
10. MERCILESS DEATH - 'Exumer'
11. DEADFALL - 'Resistance Is Futile'
12. LAZARUS - 'Last Breath'
13. TOXIC HOLOCAUST - 'War is Hell'
14. MUTANT - 'Psycho Therapy'
15. VIOLATOR - 'Atomic Nightmare'
16. SEND MORE PARAMEDICS - 'Twilight of the Flies'


The Headbangers Ball End of Year Countdown has officially begun! Help DEICIDE's crushing video for "Desecration" make it onto the list of winners that will be aired on Headbangers Ball's year-end special (airing 12/29/07) and be prominently featured on the Headbangers Blog ( All you must do is go to, click on 'Vote' and scroll down until you see the link for "Desecration" by DEICIDE. You can vote as many times as you like and the more times you vote, the happier Satan will be.

View some recent shots of Ralph Santolla recording guitar parts for the upcoming DEICIDE album, TILL DEATH DO US PART at Morrisound Studios in Florida:

Look at pictures of Steve Asheim in the studio laying down drums for TILL DEATH DO US PART at Morrisound Studios in Florida:

TILL DEATH DO US PART will be released in early 2008.

The live DVD, DOOMSDAY L.A. is available NOW through the EARACHE U.S.


MESHUGGAH - Album Title Announced + US Tour

Swedish technical Cyber Thrash institution MESHUGGAH revealed the title of their upcoming album - the name will be "ObZen" and itŽs the long awaited follow-up to "Catch Thirtythree" from 2005. The album will be released in March 2008.

In other News, MESHUGGAH just confirmed a North America tour, supporting legendary Industrial Metal heroes MINISTRY! Here are the confirmed dates:

Mar. 28 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC CANADA
Mar. 29 - Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
Mar. 30 - Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
Apr. 01 - Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Apr. 02 - Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Apr. 05 - House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
Apr. 06 - House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
Apr. 07 - House of Blues, San Diego, CA
Apr. 08 - Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
Apr. 09 - House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
Apr. 11 - The Great Salt Air, Salt Lake City, UT
Apr. 12 - Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
Apr. 15 - La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX
Apr. 17 - Palladium, Dallas, TX
Apr. 18 - Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX
Apr. 19 - House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
Apr. 22 - Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg, FL
Apr. 23 - House of Blues, Orlando, FL
Apr. 24 - Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC
Apr. 25 - Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
Apr. 26 - Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
Apr. 27 - Palladium, Worcester, MA
Apr. 29 - Fillmore Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
May 01 - Irving Plaza, New York, NY
May 02 - Irving Plaza, New York, NY
May 03 - Metropolis, Montreal, QC CANADA
May 04 - Koolhaus, Toronto, ON CANADA
May 06 - Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH
May 07 - Emerald Theatre, Detroit, MI
May 08 - House of Blues, Chicago, IL

NIGHTWISH & SONIC SYNDICATE embark on a North America Tour 2008

Finnish superstars NIGHTWISH and highly acclaimed newcomers SONIC SYNDICATE from Sweden will embark on a North America Tour together in 2008!

NIGHTWISHŽs new record DARK PASSION PLAY achieved GOLD status in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and Sweden shortly after its release, and even triple-platinum in their home country Finland! Not to mention # 1 in almost each and every country!

SONIC SYNDICATE released their latest album "Only Inhuman" in May 2007 and did play the main festivals in Germany such as WITH FULL FORCE, WACKEN and UP FROM THE GROUND before heading out on the EASTPAK ANTIDOTE TOUR in Europe with SOILWORK, DARK TRANQUILLITY and CALIBAN, followed up by their first US tour with AMON AMARTH and HIMSA.

Swedish youngsters about the support tour:

"Just got home from a very successful European tour with our fellow countrymen and label mates of Soilwork and it wasnŽt even necessary to unpack our bags cause weŽre leaving in a mather of days for America to support another great Swedish act namely Amon Amarth.

However the breaking news that dropped my jaw to the ground today and leaving it there for good over half an hour was that Sonic Syndicate have been confirmed to open for the scandinavia's own Nightwish on there upcoming American tour.

I would just like to say that me and the band who all are hardcore Nightwish fans are extremly thrilled about this and weŽre really looking forward for an massive tour with a lot of crazy stuff and brilliant gigs! IŽm already with passion studying an Finnish dictionary and we literary canŽt wait for 2008... Kippis!" /Richard SONIC SYNDICATE

During the EASTPAK ANTIDOTE TOUR, SONIC SYNDICATE was fully endorsed by EASTPAK! For more infos about EASTPAK check

Confirmed North America Tourdates:
05.05. USA Savreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
06.05. USA Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
07.05. USA Poughkeepsie, NY - Chance Theater
09.05. CAN Quebec, QUE - Centre De Foires
11.05. CAN London, ONT - Cowboys
14.05. CAN Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
15.05. CAN Regina, SK - The Drink
16.05. CAN Edmonton, AL - Starlite Room
17.05. CAN Calgary, AL - MacEwan Ballroom
19.05. CAN Victoria, BC - Sugar
20.05. CAN Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
22.05. USA Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
23.05. USA San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
24.05. USA Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
26.05. USA Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
27.05. USA Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
28.05. USA Sauget, IL - Pops
30.05. USA Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
31.05. USA Mokena, IL - Pearl Room

BLIND GUARDIAN - In the cinema and signing session

Legendary Fantasy Metal band BLIND GUARDIAN have contributed the main song to the new action/fantasy movie "In The Name Of The King - Dungeon Siege". On this occasion, BLIND GUARDIAN will hold a signing session at a special premiere screening of the movie on the 29th of November. This special event begins at 19.00 CET in the "UCI Kinowelt Ruhr Park" with the signing session, the movie begins at 20.00.

The exact address:
UCI KINOWELT Ruhr Park | Am Einkaufszentrum 22 | 44791 Bochum Germany
Advance sale of tickets is possible at, via phone (+49 (0)234 / 23 90 222) or at the UCI Kinowelt Ruhr Park.

"In The Name Of The King" - the screen adaption of the successful computer game "Dungeon Siege" Black clouds rising in Ehb, the once peaceful kingdom of king Konreid (BURT REYNOLDS). The drugs, an army of gruesome and brutal warriors, are murdering and destroying in the name of the evil wizard Gallian (RAY LIOTTA), who wants to enslave the country. At one of the bestial assaults, the krugs murder the son of the ordinary peasant called Farmer (JASON STATHAM) and kidnap his beautiful wife Solana (CLAIRE FORLANI). Farmer, frantic of fury and pain, wants revenge! He will not rest until he find his wife and retalite the murder of his son. Be sure to not miss this special event! More information of the movie can be found at

DIMMU BORGIR - Gold in Norway

DIMMU BORGIR's latest album, "In Sorte Diaboli", has been certified gold in the band's home country of Norway for sales in excess of 10,000 copes. DIMMU BORGIR is said to be the first metal band in Norway to shift more than 10,000 units of a single release. The staff of Indie Distribution presented DIMMU BORGIR with an award to commemorate this achievement. Pictured here are from left to right: Silenoz, Galder, Tony Laureano (stand-in drummer), Thomas (Indie Dist.), Shagrath, Vortex, Hellhammer, Guro (Indie Dist.), Erik (Indie Dist.), Mustis, and Espen (Indie Dist.). (Photo was taken by: Karolina E. Piwko)

TESTAMENT - Album title revealed!

San Francisco Bay Area Thrash metallers TESTAMENT have set "The Formation of Damnation" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in early 2008. The band is currently recording the drum tracks with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS) at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California. The drums are overtaken by drumlegend Pual Bostaph (ex-SLAYER, EXODUS), as former drummer Nick Barker (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) had to step down from the job due to visa problems.

MESHUGGAH - album title revealed and US tour confirmed

Swedish technical Cyber Thrash institution MESHUGGAH revealed the title of their upcoming album - the name will be "ObZen" and itŽs the long awaited follow-up to "Catch Thirtythree" from 2005. The album will be released in March 2008. In other News, MESHUGGAH just confirmed a North America tour, supporting legendary Industrial Metal heroes MINISTRY! Here are the confirmed dates:

Mar. 28 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC CANADA
Mar. 29 - Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
Mar. 30 - Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
Apr. 01 - Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Apr. 02 - Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Apr. 05 - House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
Apr. 06 - House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
Apr. 07 - House of Blues, San Diego, CA
Apr. 08 - Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
Apr. 09 - House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
Apr. 11 - The Great Salt Air, Salt Lake City, UT
Apr. 12 - Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
Apr. 15 - La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX
Apr. 17 - Palladium, Dallas, TX
Apr. 18 - Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX
Apr. 19 - House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
Apr. 22 - Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg, FL
Apr. 23 - House of Blues, Orlando, FL
Apr. 24 - Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC
Apr. 25 - Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
Apr. 26 - Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
Apr. 27 - Palladium, Worcester, MA
Apr. 29 - Fillmore Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
May 01 - Irving Plaza, New York, NY
May 02 - Irving Plaza, New York, NY
May 03 - Metropolis, Montreal, QC CANADA
May 04 - Koolhaus, Toronto, ON CANADA
May 06 - Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH
May 07 - Emerald Theatre, Detroit, MI
May 08 - House of Blues, Chicago, IL

IN FLAMES - Studio Diary + Signing session

IN FLAMES are currently recording the follow-up to last yearŽs "Come Clarity" at their own IF Studios. You can watch the progress in the video diary - Episode 11 is now online at this location!

In other news, IN FLAMES will be doing an exclusive signing for the "Guitar Hero 3" release this weekend. The signing takes place at MEDIA MARKT in Gothenburg/Sweden on Saturday November 24th and starts at 2pm To find your way there check this location!

SUBWAY TO SALLY - Performing at Bundesvision Song Contest

The seven extraordinary musicians forming SUBWAY TO SALLY will participate in the Bundesvision Song Contest 2008, broadcasted by Pro7/TV-Total, to represent the federal state of Brandenburg. At BuViSoCo, the bands compete for the favour of the audience. Like in the European model, each band represents the state of their origin. Good luck to our SUBWAYs!

NILE - Video interview and guitar lesson online

Karl Sanders and Dallas Toler-Wade talk about their new album "Itchyphallic" and give a deep insigt to the secrets of playing the axes. Check it out HERE!

TIAMAT - "Amanethes" coming soon

Swedish legendary rockers TIAMAT have finished recording their newest effort "Amanethes". The album will be mixed in the Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany, in Janurary. The release date is April, 18. "Amanethes" is the long awaited follow up to "Prey" from 2003.

CLAWFINGER - Interview for AreaGames

The crossover legends CLAWFINGER have recorded a BandŽn Play interview for AreaGames. See Zak and Jocke testing the new first-person-shooter Halo 3 in a nearly 20 minute lasting interview. The guys talking about RAMMSTEIN, Enter the Matrix and the life as a pro-musician. The moderation is in German, the interview is in English. Check it out HERE!

CHIMAIRA - Touring Europe early 2008

CHIMAIRA are currently on the road in the US with bands such as KATAKLYSM, DIVINE HERESY and TERROR and will come to Europe crushing some stages pretty soon!

Check out the bandŽs statement and stay tuned for more infos: "What's up everyone?! Just checking in from our headlining tour in the States, so far it has been going great! We could not have asked for a better line up with our bros Kataklysm, Terror and Divine Heresy in tow. The crowds have been great! We could not be happier right now! Things are going great in our camp and we feel we performing at our peak every night!

Once again we can't describe how bummed we were that we had to cancel the Eastpak tour but I can PROMISE you that we are more stoked than ever to come over and destroy in the UK and Europe early next year! We also promise to bring you one of our best live sets ever and make up for the fact that we have not been over in such a long time. Thanks again to all our fans for being patient with us and we will see you soon!!!" CHIMAIRA

DEATHSTARS - In the studio

On Monday 29th of October DEATHSTARS entered Metrosonic Recording Studios in NYC to begin the recording of their new album to be released in spring 2008. This album will start another chapter in their history of vanity, darkness, blood and sleaze. The recording sessions will continue throughout November and December and the mix is set for January so get prepared for a 2008 filled with exploding Deathglam! Watch some clips from their studio sessions HERE and stay tuned more more dark infos!

PARADISE LOST - confirmed to tour Europe with HIM; new documentary Double-DVD out in November 2007; trailer available

Legendary founding fathers of "gothic metal" PARADISE LOST have been confirmed as support of Finnish rockers HIM on their European tour in February/March 2008. The band will use this great opportunity, which coincides with the band's 20th anniversary in 2008, to further present you their highly acclaimed "In Requiem" album live, so have a look at the exact dates below & be there!

Furthermore, "Over The Madness - A Diran Noubar Film" will be released via Century Media Records on November 26, 2007 as a double DVD set offering the first-ever, extremely comprehensive and very personal documentary on PARADISE LOST and the genre Gothic Metal - definitely a must-see for every fan! The film's World Premiere was held at the Cannes Film Festival's Market in May 2007 followed by a German Premiere at the Wave Gotik Festival in Leipzig the same month.

The documentary features first-hand accounts from all current and former band members and many other dramatically influential acts. Furthermore, Noubar accompanied the band from their native Halifax (UK) to tour stops in Mexico and Greece where PARADISE LOST are regarded rock "gods". Watch the trailer for "Over The Madness - A Diran Noubar Film" by clicking HERE!


02.12.2007 Glasgow (UK) @ Garage
03.12.2007 Manchester (UK) @ Hop and Grape
04.12.2007 Wolverhampton (UK) @ Wulfrun Hall
05.12.2007 London (UK) @ Islington Academy

Supporting HIM

16.02.2008 Berlin (D) @ Tempodrom
17.02.2008 Mannheim (D) @ Mozartsaal
18.02.2008 München (D) @ Elserhalle
20.02.2008 Leipzig (D) @ Haus Auensee
23.02.2008 Dortmund (D) @ Westfalenhalle 2
24.02.2008 Köln (D) @ Palladium
26.02.2008 Hamburg (D) @ Docks
27.02.2008 Hamburg (D) @ Docks
28.02.2008 Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
29.02.2008 Tilburg (NL) @ O13
03.03.2008 Madrid (ES) @ La Riviera
04.03.2008 Barcelona (ES) @ Espacio Movistar
06.03.2008 Milan (I) @ Alcatrazz
07.03.2008 Florence (I) @ Saschall
08.03.2008 Modena (I) @ Vox
10.03.2008 Zürich (CH) @ Xtra
11.03.2008 Wien (AT) @ Gasometer
12.03.2008 Prague (CZ) @ Lucerna

Visit PARADISE LOST's websites:

IN THIS MOMENT - To play FREE live interactive show

Currently touring the US with Ozzy Osbourne, Los Angeles' up and coming metal act IN THIS MOMENT will perform a FREE live interactive show @ DeepRockDrive this Sunday, November 25, 2007. You can watch it from anywhere in the world right on your computer, so don't miss the chance to see frontlady Maria Brink & her comrades destroy your desktop with some infectious metal tunes from their much lauded debut "Beautiful Tragedy"!

To get your free ticket, simply sign up for a free account at and watch IN THIS MOMENT play live right from your computer!

For more details on DeepRockDrive -

Further info on IN THIS MOMENT can be obtained at the following websites:


The forthcoming release from UK extreme progressive metallers Biomechanical is set to feature four exclusive orchestral tracks. These expanded and re-worked orchestral versions will only be available on a limited edition first pressing of 'Cannibalised' which is due to be released on February 11th 2008 in UK/Europe and Feb 26th in the USA.

These exclusive orchestral tracks have been masterminded by Biomechanical main man John K and include the songs 'Imperium (Absolution Parts I+III)' and 'Through The Remains (Consumed)' taken from 'The Empires Of The Worlds' and two tracks adapted from 'Cannibalised', which include 'Beyond The Descent (Fallen In Fear/Regenerated)' and 'Reborn Into Darkness (Through Hatred Arise)'. You can take a listen to the track 'Reborn Into Darkness (Through Hatred Arise)' at

Mixed by the legendary producer Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Bruce Dickinson), 'Cannibalised' showcases an aggressive and confrontational side of Biomechanical, which is complemented by the addition of epic and cinematic-sounding orchestral tracks, adding to an exhilerating listening experience. With a fresh new line-up, which sees John K joined by Chris Van Hayden, Gus Drax, Jono Lodge and ex-DragonForce bassist Adrian Lambert, this release marks a new era for Biomechanical.

To view an exclusive picture of the new line-up and hear advance tracks from 'Cannibalised' head over to


Following the release of their eagerly anticipated album 'Sworn Vengeance' last week, Dutch Death Metallers Severe Torture will be stepping in to the Total Rock studio tomorrow to spin some of their favourite tracks from the album. On top of giving listeners a taste of their latest release, Severe Torture will also play some of their personal favourite tunes as well as chatting to broadcaster and journalist Malcolm Dome.

The show will air tomorrow, Thursday 22nd November from 2pm - 3pm UK time and you can tune in at or

'Sworn Vengeance' is out now on Earache. To find out more about the release head over to and check Severe Torture out at


The latest release from Dutch Death Metal destroyers, SEVERE TORTURE is out NOW in America. SWORN VENGEANCE, which hit the shelves this week has already been met with blistering reviews, such the one in Decibel magazine which describes the album as "cross-eyed, headbanging, spiked-armband pumpin' violence that steamrolls like a lost ENTOMBED death 'n' roll jam."

SWORN VENGEANCE is also available in a Limited Edition format, which contains cover versions of the CRO-MAGS track "It's The Limit" and ENTOMBED's "Eyemaster".

This album is a must-have for all fans of direct and pure death metal without any frills. To hear the track "Dismal Perception" taken from SWORN VENGANCE and to find out more about the release, head over to

SEVERE TORTURE - SWORN VENGEANCE is now available for sale at the EARACHE U.S. Webstore


Our friends at Hurley are hosting the exclusive premiere of Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster's new video for "Darkest Of Kin".

Head over to and check out the video, as well as the best in surf, skate, art and more.

If you just want to skip to the chase and see the video, then click here

MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER have announced a string of UK dates beginning at Manchester Roadhouse on January 11th.

They will be joined by A DAY TO REMEMBER

+ A Day To Remember

January 2008

11th MANCHESTER - Roadhouse
12th ABERDEEN - Moshulu
13th GLASGOW - Barfly
14th YORK - Fibbers
15th BIRMINGHAM - Barfly
16th CARDIFF - Barfly
17th CAMBRIDGE - Barfly
18th BRIGHTON - Barfly
19th SOUTHAMPTON - Joiners
20th LONDON - Barfly

Last year, the band released their second album, "MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER: II" to critical acclaim.

With "II", MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER expound on the true tales of 1920's gangster Ma Barker and her prohibition era real-life crime family, pushing the ingredients from their critically acclaimed, self-titled debut toward a more complex assault. The album feature 11 tracks augmented by a striking 16 page, full color booklet featuring powerful photography from Ryan Russell (Mastodon, Big Business, Slayer).

Running wild with a monolithic three guitar attack and a metronomic rhythm section, MAYLENE's hit men unleash furious fire as intricate guitar riffing and whiskey drenched grooves merge with lead kingpin Dallas Taylor's (ex-UNDEROATH) gripping lyrical lore that will take your imagination back to a time when the exploits of gangs of criminals gripped the American people and press.

The final track listing for "MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER: II" is:

1.) "Memories of the Grove"
2.) "Dry the River"
3.) "Plenty Strong and Plenty Wrong"
4.) "Darkest of Kin"
5.) "Raised by the Tide"
6.) "Wylie"
7.) "Death is an Alcoholic"
8.) "Everyone Needs a Hasting"
9.) "Don't Ever Cross a Trowell"
10.) "Tale of the Runaways"
11.) "The Day Hell Broke Loose at Sicard Hollow"


Norwegian doom rockers OCTAVIA SPERATI, will be touring the UK again from 21st November until 2nd December in support of their highly acclaimed second album "Grace Submerged".

"It's a winning combination, one can't help but feel these Norwegian atmospheric doom merchants are on the cusp of something special" - CLASSIC ROCK
22 - (UK) Submarine, Cleethorpes
23 - (UK) Leopard, Doncaster
24 - (UK) Legends, Newcastle
25 - (UK) West Riding, Huddersfield
26 - (UK) Pressure Point, Brighton
28 - (UK) 12 bar, Swindon
29 - (UK) Sawyers, Kettering
01 - (UK) Borderline London - Candlelight Xmas 2007 Party w/ Dam and October File
02 - (UK) Club Academy Manchester

PANTHEON-I new video online

PANTHEON-I have posted a video clip for the track "Where Angels Burn" at this location

15 - (FR) Rennes Ubu
16 - (FR) Bordeaux Barbey
17 - (FR) Paris Locomotive
18 - (FR) Lyon Transbordour
19 - (FR) Toulouse Havana
20 - (FR) Marseille Club Rock Hard
21 - (FR) Eloyes Centre Culturel
22 - (FR) Limoges CC John Lennon

" Pantheon I on itunes
" Pantheon I website
" Pantheon I MySpace

North Carolina's DAYLIGHT DIES have issued the following update

"We're pleased to announce that all songs for our third album have been written. This includes eight songs that add up to roughly 50 minutes in length.
"This is certainly our most varied and dynamic effort, with simultaneously our meanest and our most fragile songs to date. We're especially proud of this album, as it's certainly our best.

"As stated previously, the material is a mix of beautiful melancholic leads and harsh dissonant rhythms; despair-driven hooks and the overall dark atmosphere you've come to expect. We're still refining lyrics, but two song titles will be 'The Morning Light' and 'Cathedral'. We'll divulge more titles, including the album title in the near future. We enter the studio in a bit under three weeks."

DAYLIGHT DIES' latest album, "Dismantling Devotion", is out on Candlelight Records. The CD was mixed by Jens Bogren and mastered by Thomas Eberger at The Cutting Room (OPETH, THE HIVES).


Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU sign deal with Candlelight Records

Proscriptor says of the deal, "With the launch of the new ABSU line-up, (members Aethyris and Vastator) and a new studio album in the works, I felt it was time to re-evaluate the career path of the band. Candlelight's expanding growth, as an independent label with their proven creative support, is one of the many reasons I feel this is the superlative opportunity for ABSU.

"Working with Osmose Productions for over 15 years has been a prosperous experience and I have the utmost respect for the label's manager, Herve Herbaut. I wish him good fortune and success in the future. "

ABSU begin recording in February/March 2008 anticipating a release before June 2008 for Candlelight Records

Absu projected track listing: (in no particular order)
1. 1 - 13 Globes
2. 2 - In The Name of Auebothiabathabaithobeuee
3. 3 - Between the Absu of Eridu & Erech
4. 4 - Night Fire Canonization
5. 5 - Those of the Void Will Re-Enter
6. 6 - Nunbarshegunu
7. 7 - Girra's Temple
8. 8 - Magick Square Cipher
9. 9 - Ye Uttuku Spells
10. 10 - Amy
11. 11 - …Of the Dead Who Never Rest In Their Tombs Are the Attendance Of Familiar Spirits…Including:
a. (a) - Diversified Signs Inscribed
b. (b) - Voor
c. (c) - Sceptre Command
d. (d) - Twix Yesterday, the Day & the Morrow
e. (e) - Our Earth of Black

Proscriptor added: "Lyrically, I am concentrating more on Sumerian-based occult themes of magick and mythology versus the Celtic aspect of my previous writings, which was heavily expressed on the last few ABSU studio albums. Musically speaking, the material will be quite similar to 'Tara', but with more of a '70s progressive/psychedelic texture within it. You will not be disappointed - trust me. I will be utilizing the first logo created by Equitant and Belgian artist Kris Verwimp will handle the cover illustration once again."

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS live recording posted

North American black metal band ABIGAIL WILLIAMS recently posted a live recording of their first show since reforming. The concert took place in the group's new hometown - Cleveland, Ohio - at Peabody's Downunder opening for friends Enslaved, The Faceless, Arsis, and The Agonist. Check it out on the band's MySpace page.

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS are preparing to embark on a tour of their own, beginning tomorrow (Saturday, 17th November) in Pompton Lakes, NJ with Light This City, Cattle Decapitation, Malevolent Creation and headliners Vader.


19 - (US) TBA, Worcester, Massachusetts
20 - (CDN) Imperial, Quabec City
21 - (CDN) Foufounes, Creation Montreal
22 - (CDN) The Opera House, Creation Toronto
23 - (US) The Penny ArcadeRochester, New York
24 - (US) The Hayloft, Detroit
25 - (US) Chicago, IL , Logan Square
26 - (US) St. Louis, MO , Pop's
27 - (US) Kansas City, MO , Static Bar
28 - (US) Denver, CO , Cervantes Ballroom
30 - (US) Seattle, WA , Studio Seven


01 - (US) Portland, OR , Rock n Roll Pizza
02 - (US) Oakland, CA , Oakland Metro
03 - (US) Los Angeles, CA , House of Blues
04 - (US) San Diego, CA , Soma
05 - (US) Tucson, AZ , The Rock
06 - (US) Farmington, NM , Gator's
07 - (US) El Paso, TX , Chic's
09 - (US) Dallas, TX , Ridglea Theater
10 - (US) Houston, TX , Java Jazz
11 - (US) Mission, TX , Smoking Aces
13 - (US) New Orleans, LA , The Hangar
14 - (US) Atlanta, GA , The Masquerade
15 - (US) Spartanburg, SC , Ground Zero
16 - (US) Springfield, VA , Jaxx
17 - (US) Cleveland, OH , Peabody's
18 - (US) New York, NY , Gramercy Theatre

THE FORESHADOWING will perform their first official concert in Rome

THE FORESHADOWING will perform their first official concert in Rome at Jailbreak Club on 11th January 2008. The band will present the entire debut album live and after the show there will be a metal dj set and listening session of Candlelight Records' music. The first 100 entries will receive a Candlelight Rec. free compilation CD!

Debut album "Days of Nothing" also available on iTunes

11 - (IT) Jailbreak, Rome

DISTORTED about to enter Underground Studios with producer Pelle Seather

Female fronted Israeli metal stalwarts DISTORTED are about to enter Underground Studios with producer Pelle Seather to record the follow up to their 2006 album 'Memorial' that surprised both friend & foe in the international media & underground scene.

Vocalist Miri Milman comments on the material 'We are extremely thrilled about the new material, it has been a couple of intense months for us, focusing on nothing but the writing & every little detail. The new album is going to be a huge leap forward for DISTORTED, everything just fits together. The material is more mature: catchy & intense at the same time, whilst keeping the oriental melodies & singing that marked our style before, it just takes it to a whole new level'.

To complete the package, DISTORTED's new album is going to feature guest appearances from Thomas Vikström (THERION), Lisa Johansson (DRACONIAN) and Sven De Caluwe (ABORTED) , who will also be doing the artwork for the record. More updates on artwork, track listing, album title and such will be available in the coming weeks as well as studio reports on the bands MySpace / youtube sites.
DISTORTED recently signed with UK based label CANDLELIGHT records & this new album should be released in early 2008.

" Distorted website
" Distorted MySpace

IN BATTLE: tour dates with Marduk announced

IN BATTLE join forces with the mighty Marduk for a tour of Europe in January. the dates are below:

05 - (SK) Liptovsky Mikulas @ tba
06 - (HUN) Budapest @ tba
07 - (ROM) Cluj Napoca @ tba
08 - (ROM) Bucarest @ Studio Martin
09 - (BUL) Sofia @ Black Box
11 - (TUR) Istanbul @ Studio Live
12 - (TUR) Eskisehir @ Hayal Kahvesi
13 - (TUR) Izmir @ tba
15 - (GRE) Atheens @ An Club
16 - (GRE) Thessaloniki @ tba
17 - (MAC) Skopje @ MKC
18 - (SER) Belgrade @ SKC
19 - (CRO) Zagreb @ Mochvara
20 - (SLO) Ljubljana @ Media Park
21 - (AT) Graz @ PPC
22 - (AT) Wien @ tba
23 - (AT) Salzburg @ Cave
24 - (CZ) Pilsen @ KD Serikova
25 - (DE) Bischofswerda @ East Club
26 - (DE) Berlin @ K17

TO-MERA: "Delusions" posted online

The cover artwork for To-Mera's second album, entitled "Delusions", has been posted online at this location (art created by Eliran Kantor).
"Delusions" is scheduled for release on 18th February, 2008. A song from the album, entitled "The Lie", has been posted on the band's MySpace page.
" To-Mera on itunes
" To-Mera website
" To-Mera MySpace

OBITUARY: European tour 2008 E-card online

An e-card has been launched to promote Obituary's upcoming European tour, featuring streaming audio from the recent studio release Xecutioner's Return. Check it out at this location.

Candlelight artists tour dates

15 - (FR) Rennes Ubu
16 - (FR) Bordeaux Barbey
17 - (FR) Paris Locomotive
18 - (FR) Lyon Transbordour
19 - (FR) Toulouse Havana
20 - (FR) Marseille Club Rock Hard
21 - (FR) Eloyes Centre Culturel
22 - (FR) Limoges CC John Lennon

01 - (UK) Borderline London

29 - (D) Schweinfurt, Stadtt Bahnhof
30 - (D) Freiburg, Crash
01 - (D) Obermarchtal, Kreuz
02 - (D) Wuerzburg, Soundpark Ost
03 - (D) Giessen, Muk
04 - (D) Darmstadt, Steinbruch Theater
05 - (D) Trier, Ex Haus
06 - (D) Hamburg, Logo
07 - (D) Pirmasens, Quasimodo
09 - (AT) Wien,Viper Room
11 - (D) Koeln,Underground
12 - (D) Berlin,K17
13 - (D) Hannover,Mz Nord
14 - (D) Glauchau ,Alte Spinnnerei
15 - (D) Osnabrueck,Bastard Club
16 - (BE) Ostendfest Ostend, Belgium

21 - (DE) Metropolis, Munich
22 - (DE) Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg
23 - (NL) Helling, Utrecht
24 - (NL) Dordrecht Bibelot
25 - (BE) Biebob, Vosselaar
27 - (SE) Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg
28 - (NO) Rockefeller, Oslo
29 - (SE) Klubben, Stockholm
01 - (FI) Nosturi, Helsinki

21 - (SE) Uppsala Konserthuset
25 - (NL) Dynamo - Eindhoven
26 - (NL) Hedon - Zwolle
27 - (NL) Patronaat - Haarlem

29 - (UK) - ProgPower UK III , - Bristol

30 - (FI) Inferno, Tampere
01 - (FI) Nightlife, Lahti
02 - (FI) Hellä, Tampere

05 - (SK) Liptovsky Mikulas @ tba
06 - (HUN) Budapest @ tba
07 - (ROM) Cluj Napoca @ tba
08 - (ROM) Bucarest @ Studio Martin
09 - (BUL) Sofia @ Black Box
11 - (TUR) Istanbul @ Studio Live
12 - (TUR) Eskisehir @ Hayal Kahvesi
13 - (TUR) Izmir @ tba
15 - (GRE) Atheens @ An Club
16 - (GRE) Thessaloniki @ tba
17 - (MAC) Skopje @ MKC
18 - (SER) Belgrade @ SKC
19 - (CRO) Zagreb @ Mochvara
20 - (SLO) Ljubljana @ Media Park
21 - (AT) Graz @ PPC
22 - (AT) Wien @ tba
23 - (AT) Salzburg @ Cave
24 - (CZ) Pilsen @ KD Serikova
25 - (DE) Bischofswerda @ East Club
26 - (DE) Berlin @ K17

22 - (H) Pecs, Toxic Music Club

11 - (IT) Jailbreak, Rome

22 - (UK) Submarine, Cleethorpes
23 - (UK) Leopard, Doncaster
24 - (UK) Legends, Newcastle
25 - (UK) West Riding, Huddersfield
26 - (UK) Pressure point, Brighton
29 - (UK) Sawyers, Kettering
30 - (UK) TBC, Liverpool
01 - (UK) Borderline London
02 - (UK) Club Academy, Manchester
28 - (NO) Garage - Cliveaid Bergen

07 - (US) Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
08 - (US) Brooklyn, NY @ Club Europa
09 - (US) Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
03 - (NL) Zwolle Hedon
04 - (NL) Tilburg O 13
05 - (D) Osnabrueck Hyde Park
06 - (D) Hamburg Markthalle
08 - (PL) Warsaw Proxima
09 - (PL) Krakow Studio
10 - (AT) Graz Tba
11 - (AT) Vienna Planet Music
12 - (HR) Zagreb Boogaloo
14 - (IT) Florence The Viper Club,
15 - (IT) Milan Alcatraz
16 - (FR) Lyon CCO
17 - (SP) Barcelona Razzmatazz 2
18 - (SP) Madrid Heineken
19 - (SP) Bergara Sala Jam
21 - (FR) Rennes Antipode
22 - (FR) Paris La Locomotive
23 - (D) Germany Bochum Zeche
24 - (D) Frankfurt Batschkapp
25 - (D) Gemünden Sporthalle Langenprozelten
26 - (D) Glauchau Alte Spinnerei
27 - (CZ) Prague Abaton
29 - (HU) Budapest A 38
30 - (D) Munich Backstage
31 - (CH) Swiss Pratteln Z7
01 - (FR) Strasbourg La Laiterie
02 - (BE) Antwerpen Hof Ter Loo
03 - (UK) London The Fridge

01 - (UK) Borderline London
09 - (UK) London Underworld
10 - (F) Paris Locomotive
11 - (BE) Antwerp Hof Ter Loo
12 - (CH) Pratteln Z7
13 - (IT) Milan Transsilvania
15 - (D) Munich Backstage
16 - (AT) Graz Orpheum
17 - (D) Stuttgart Rohre
18 - (D) Essen Turock
19 - (NL) Hellendoorn Lantaarn
20 - (NL) Den Bosch Willem 2
22 - (D) Hamburg Markthalle
23 - (D) Saarbracken Roxy
24 - (D) Wiesbaden Schlachthof
25 - (CH) Lausanne, Le Docks
26 - (FR) Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
27 - (FR) Rennes, Ubu

20 - (CDN) Imperial, Quabec City
21 - (CDN) Foufounes, Creation Montreal
22 - (CDN) The Opera House, Creation Toronto
23 - (US) The Penny ArcadeRochester, New York
24 - (US) The Hayloft, Detroit
25 - (US) Chicago, IL , Logan Square
26 - (US) St. Louis, MO , Pop's
27 - (US) Kansas City, MO , Static Bar
28 - (US) Denver, CO , Cervantes Ballroom
30 - (US) Seattle, WA , Studio Seven
01 - (US) Portland, OR , Rock n Roll Pizza
02 - (US) Oakland, CA , Oakland Metro
03 - (US) Los Angeles, CA , House of Blues
04 - (US) San Diego, CA , Soma
05 - (US) Tucson, AZ , The Rock
06 - (US) Farmington, NM , Gator's
07 - (US) El Paso, TX , Chic's
09 - (US) Dallas, TX , Ridglea Theater
10 - (US) Houston, TX , Java Jazz
11 - (US) Mission, TX , Smoking Aces
13 - (US) New Orleans, LA , The Hangar
14 - (US) Atlanta, GA , The Masquerade
15 - (US) Spartanburg, SC , Ground Zero
16 - (US) Springfield, VA , Jaxx
17 - (US) Cleveland, OH , Peabody's
18 - (US) New York, NY , Gramercy Theatre

DORO - Anthems For The Champion - The Queen

Over the years, the very special, deep friendship between Metal Queen Doro Pesch and Boxing Queen Regina Halmich has been cemented in many ways, so now, especially to celebrate Regina's last fight on November 30th, Doro is presenting the new song "The Queen" which will be Regina's anthem for this special evening. To share in this special event with all the fans of Doro, Regina and the millions of TV spectators expected, Doro will not only perform "The Queen" on fight night live but also release her new EP also entitled "Anthems For The Champion - The Queen" (a collection of all fight hymns sung by Doro for Regina over the years) here on December 3rd!


U.D.O. - "Metallized - 20 Years In Metal

U.D.O., the German band led by legendary Accept frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release a "Best Of" album on December 3rd. The first 12 tracks on "Metallized" were voted for by the fans on the U.D.O. web-page, but, additionally, the CD will include two unreleased tracks as well as an acoustic version of the Accept classic "Balls To The Wall" and a live version of "The Bullet And The Bomb".
Furthermore, the booklet will be packed with lots of unseen and rare photos and it will include a band history written by Andreas Schöwe.

Heart Of Gold
Animal House
Cut Me Out
They Want War
Cry Soldier Cry
In The Darkness
Man And Machine
Train Ride In Russia
Independence Day
Shadow Maker (unreleased song)
Terror In Paradise (unreleased song)
Balls To The Wall (acoustic version)
Bullet And The Bomb (live from St. Petersburg)

AXXIS - Doom Of Destiny Tour

AFM hard rockers Axxis whose new album "Doom Of Destiny" was released here on November 19th have released more details on their forthcoming tour with Helloween and Gamma Ray that calls in at The Forum, London on January 8th.

Unfortunately vocalist Lakonia won't be accompanying the band. Says keyboard player Harry Oellers on this, "On our forthcoming tour the female vocals will be sung by Ana Mladinovici, vocalist of Rumanian band MAGICA. We are really happy to collaborate with such an amazing song-stress, who perfectly understands how the feelings of the newest Axxis album "Doom of Destiny" has to be performed on stage".

Ana adds: "I am very happy and at the same proud that I was chosen to join the Axxis team on their tour with Helloween and Gamma Ray. I know that this will also help my band Magica, a lot because of the promotion around this event. So all you metal fans out there in Europe, be prepared; Heavy Metal is coming your way, hard and with a touch of "magic"!"

MAGICA's recent album "Hereafter" was released on the 19th of October and interviews are taking place now!!

Just In time for Xmas (December 3rd)

AFM announces the release of the bumper stocking fillers "ALL FOR METAL" (CD/DVD Set) and the "HEART BREAKERS" compilations. The DVD / CD box set contains video clips from all your favourite AFM artists as well as some rare live material and the CD includes highlights from all the latest AFM releases as well as brand new songs from Dezperadoz, Paradox and President Evil.
"Heart Breakers" includes 18 of the best AFM Metal Ballads by bands as diverse as; Shakra, Krokus, Masterplan, Edguy and U.D.O.

To Mera announce album release date + London show

"Delusions" will be released on the 18th of Febuary 08

In the 18 months since the release of their debut album "Transcendental", To-Mera has already forged forward to sit amongst the cream of the progressive metal crop. Prestigious support slots with the likes of Dream Theater and Emperor, plus numerous high profile European festival performances have proved that there was a great deal of substance to the band's initial hype. Now with their second album "Delusions", To-Mera has once again pushed their musical ideas forward to ever greater heights. All the elements present on the last album have been greatly expanded upon. The music displays a much broader range of moods, tempos and dynamics, ranging from fragile subtlety to epic bombast via everything in between.

The result is a more sophisticated, melodic and coherent album, teeming with massively heavy riffing, challenging rhythms and jaw-dropping technicality. The vocals of front woman Julie Kiss have become substantially more versatile and powerful, taking on a jazzier tone that befits the more adventurous musical output. To-Mera have succeeded in creating a daring and forward-thinking metal album, defined by a belief that the term "progressive" is not simply a genre tag.
the band will also be playing new material from the new album at the candlelight Xmas show on December 1st at the borderline london.

Track list: for Delusions

The Lie
The Glory of a New Day
Inside the Hourglass
A Sorrow to Kill
Fallen From Grace

SONIC SYNDICATE - Win ROOKIE OF THE YEAR award at Swedish National Radio

NUCLEAR BLAST is very proud to announce that swedish youngsters SONIC SYNDICATE have won the ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Award at P4 National Radio Sweden! The award was presented to the band in Stockholm last Saturday and a management representative picked up the award for them since the band is currently touring US with AMON AMARTH.

Karin, bass player in SONIC SYNDICATE, states the following regarding this awesome news:
"I thought Xmas was in December. I woke up this morning with technology bringing me a early present. Sonic Syndicate has been awarded the P4 Dist National Radio Rookie of the Year award.

2007 has been like a big holiday with all kinds of gifts. We released our Debut album " Only Inhuman" on Nuclear Blast Records, we confirmed some of the biggest festivals of our dreams shortly after, have been out touring with some great bands that we grew up listening to and now this great news in my crappy little mobile phone.

I have to add a BIG thank you to our label Nuclear Blast, MNG Management and Ronnie at Triada promotion here in Sweden. I also have to say thank you to everyone else throughout Europe like Metal Hammer and Rock Hard Germany, Kerrang UK, P4 and Bandit Radio Sweden and all the other amazing magazines and media partners who have helped us spread the word about Sonic Syndicate. The world is watching you and you are just as much a part of this with us and our fans.

I can't express how great it feels for us to be voted P4 National Radio Rookie of the year in my homeland, SWEDEN!"


AVANTASIA - Hit top ten German single charts

It`s another true sensation in the 20 year-history of NUCLEAR BLAST: yesterday was the first time a NB single charted in the top ten of the German single charts!!! Who else than Tobias Sammet`s Opera Metal- allstar project AVANTASIA could have done the trick?

Both "Lost in space" EPs entered the charts on position 9 - which marks the highest chart entry after German teen idols Tokio Hotel. So far the highest NUCLEAR BLAST entry in the German single charts after the first sales week used to be "Nemo" by NIGHTWISH on position 12 in 2004. The EPs also hit the Swedish charts on positions 3 and 4, and also in Norway on 4. Congratulations to Tobias Sammet and AVANTASIA! The third AVANTASIA album "The Scarecrow" will hit the shelves January 25th 2008.

PRIMORDIAL to play exclusive UK show!

Irish pagan metal outfit PRIMORDIAL announce a one-off UK show at the Camden Underworld on February 2nd 2008.

This will be the bands first London show since the summer of 2006 and follows hot on the heals of their most recent album "To the Nameless Dead" which was released earlier this month on Metal Blade to much critical acclaim, both in mainland Europe and the UK.

Full line up details will be announced in the following week, but the band are keen to make this a special event and are working to add some of their personal favourites to the show.

Plus special guests
The Underworld - London
Saturday February 2nd, 2008
Tickets £10 in advance

08700 600 100

0207 734 8932

FOREVER IN TERROR seeking new lead guitarist

Hey friends..

We are on the hunt for a new lead guitarist!

7-string players only apply!

Must be under 23. A sick shredder on guitar (sweeping, tapping, speedpicking, etc.. A MUST!)

We will have tabs posted soon.

If seriously interested in joining the new heavy metal machine, please get in touch via



CRIMINAL demoing new songs

Last weekend was spent demoing four new songs. We are lucky that our new bass player Dan has got all the infrastructure to record on ProTools, so we took the gear to the rehearsal studio and recorded there.

We had a few technical problems though, so we didn't manage to finish everything, but what we hear so far is fu*king brutal.

The songs in question (some are working titles):

"Invasion" - an epic intro gives way to a typical CRIMINAL song, with many rhythm changes and some interesting guitar harmonies.

"Temptation" - very METAL song in 6/8, with a few PENTAGRAM influences (you know which PENTAGRAM I mean).

"Sons of Cain" - reminds me a bit of NEVERMORE, again with loads of rhythm changes and some ultra heavy slow parts.

"The Infidel" - 100% old school thrash/death, with a little Slayer and a little PENTAGRAM, and a middle-eight that will destroy everything when we play it live.

We are thinking about posting this last one on our MySpace page within the next few days, when the mix is done. We may even play it on the Chilean tour, who knows.

We'll keep you updated on the progress of the new material and, of course, when there is concrete news about the new album.



CATARACT - Studio report update

We're almost done with the guitars and even though there's nothing done on the mix they sound massive! There's one more song left now and then we're probably gonna flip a coin to see who's starting on the bass… I actually would love to, but apparently it's not that easy. Fedi just met up with us so we have plenty of time to work on those extra things and then of course the vocals. And that's it for today, really…

Complete CATARACT Studioreport on

AS I LAY DYING to play Wacken Open Air

San Diego's finest AS I LAY DYING have just been confirmed for Germany's traditional Wacken Open Air taking place from July 31st to August 2nd in Wacken, Germany.

HAIL OF BULLETS sign with Metal Blade Records

It's with great honour that we announce the signing of Dutch Death Metal supergroup HAIL OF BULLETS!

HAIL OF BULLETS was formed in late 2006 by former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin van Drunen, ex-HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby and both THANATOS guitarists Paul Baayens and Stephan Gebédi. A mutual love for old school death metal bands like AUTOPSY, BOLT THROWER, MASSACRE, CELTIC FROST and DEATH resulted in the idea to form a band together.

In the summer of 2007 the band recorded a four-song promo-CD in Rotterdam, which was mixed by the infamous Death Metal guru Dan Swanö in Sweden. And Swanö stated it right: "If this promo doesn't get you guys a good record deal, I will eat my laptop!"

Dan's stomach is still in good shape since Metal Blade Records didn't hesitate to sign HAIL OF BULLETS. The band is ready to record their debut album in February 2008. The as-yet-untitled album is expected to be released by Metal Blade Europe in May of 2008.

HAIL OF BULLETS are looking forward to play selected summer festivals in 2008! Stay tuned.

The whole four-song promo-cd is available for streaming at - check it out and spread the word.

"When we heard the final Swano mix of the promo, the question for me was not if we got signed at all, but more to whom. We're all very experienced musicians and we knew that we created an awful fu*ken heavy piece of molten metal. A smart and appropriate A & R man/woman at a high quality label recognizes this immediately. So Metal Blade didn't hesitate. Important to me was that they let us free in performing in our other bands and they didn't have a problem with that at all. Of course as a young metalkid I saw this label rising from a little company 'til the standard that it has now; the name Brian Slagel always remaining in the back of my head as one of the pioneers. Always delivering quality metal bands and never a bad word in the press from whatever what signing. The Pact is solid. We'll deliver our old school death metal supreme, Metal Blade will do the rest. We're one of the best in what we do and they're in theirs. Blades meet Bullets!" (Martin van Drunen, vocals)

"The HAIL OF BULLETS promo was sent out to just a handful of carefully selected record labels. Metal Blade was my personal first choice, so when they actually made us an interesting offer, it was an offer I definitely could not refuse! Many classic metal albums have been released on Metal Blade Records over the past few decades, so an old school Death Metal band signing to a classic metal label can be seen as the ultimate metal marriage forged in the fires of Hades!" (Stephan Gebédi, guitars)

Martin van Drunen - vocals
Paul Baayens - guitars
Stephan Gebédi - guitars
Theo van Eekelen - bass
Ed Warby - drums

CANNIBAL CORPSE guitar auctioned on ebay

The original Dean Cadillac electric guitar, which was played by CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Rob Barrett on the "Kill" World Tour is being auctioned on ebay from Thursday November 29th 20h to Sunday, December 9th 20h!!

(Auction starts at 8:00pm CET (20:00 CET European time) / 7:00pm GST / 2:00pm EST / 11:00am PST)

The guitar was signed by all five members of CANNIBAL CORPSE.

The guitar is in good condition and will be shipped in its original case.

Check out the European Metal Blade ebay shop where the auction will kick off on the 29th of November (don't forget!) at this location:

The complete proceeds of this auction will be donated to the charity is a German organisation which helps children with cancer and their families with everyday problems as well as making the children's wishes come true.

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Denmark: 13,50 EUR
Finland: 36,50 EUR
France: 16,50 EUR
Great Britain: 22,00 EUR
Ireland: 33 EUR
Italy: 26,50 EUR
Austria: 16 EUR
Poland: 26 EUR
Portugal: 31,50 EUR
Sweden: 26,50 EUR
Russia: 64,00 EUR
USA: 126,00 EUR
Canada: 126 EUR
Brazil: 166,00 EUR
Japan: 166,00 EUR

BRAINSTORM announce rescheduled tour dates w/ POWERWOLF

After being forced to cancel parts of their upcoming European tour because of EVERGREY's cancelletion, German highly successful metallers BRAINSTORM just announced the rescheduled dates plus two new support bands!

ROCK HARD & & present

Tour 2008

04.03.08 Tue DK Copenhagen @ The Rock*
05.03.08 Wed DE Hamburg @ Markthalle*
07.03.08 Fri NL Weert @ De Bosuil*
08.03.08 Sat DE Memmingen @ Kaminwerk
09.03.08 Sun DE Saarbrücken @ Garage
11.03.08 Tue CH Pratteln @ Z7
12.03.08 Wed DE Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
14.03.08 Fri FR Paris @ Venue tba
15.03.08 Sat BE Vosselaar @ Biebob*
16.03.08 Sun DE Langen @ Stadthalle
18.03.08 Tue DE Bochum @ Zeche
19.03.08 Wed DE Nürnberg @ Hirsch
21.03.08 Fri AT Wien @ Szene*
22.03.08 Sat HU Budapest @ A Zene Haza*
*=without POWERWOLF

The tour kicks off only one month after the release of their highly anticipated seventh studio album "Downburst" on January 25th (G/A/CH/I) | January 28th (Europe)!

Upcoming POWERWOLF shows:
22.12.07 - DE - Grafenhausen - Schwarzwaldhalle
25.12.07 - DE - Schiffweiler - Mühlbachhalle
15.03.08 - DE - Nanzdietschweiler - Headbanger's Night 5

Obliteration to join Ramesses for UK shows

Norway's next death metal heroes, Obliteration, will join black doom gods Ramesses for some UK shows in March 2008. Details are listed in the tour news section with more to be added as they are confirmed.


Following the release of the critically-acclaimed Fear of a Blank Planet album and the success of their 2007 North American tour comes Porcupine Tree's latest offering 'Nil Recurring'. The mini-album (29 minutes of music) was written during the 'Fear Of A Blank Planet' sessions, completed over the Summer of 2007, and is now presented as a cohesive, self-contained Porcupine Tree work in its own right, set for general release on February 18th, 2008.

The title track features Robert Fripp on lead guitar, and the album moves through the full Porcupine Tree spectrum of atmospheric ambience, melodic hooks, and crushing riffs.Packaged in deluxe Super Jewel case in textured slipcase.

Porcupine Tree is regarded as one of the most impressive experimental/progressive/psychedelic rock bands to emerge from the UK since their inception in 1991, having enjoyed a successful recording career spanning over 15 years.

Frontman Steven Wilson is also known for his recent work with Aviv Geffen as Blackfield and for hisproduction and musical contributions on the Opeth albums 'BlackwaterPark', 'Deliverance' and 'Damnation'.


Click HERE to check out a fascinating new and lengthy video interview with Fenriz of the mighty darkthrone. Courtesy of Cristiane at Total Rock.

WINDS OF PLAGUE - Hit Europe and post new song

A dark ominous cloud has been cast upon the Southern California landscape as the

ferocious WINDS OF PLAGUE prepare to unleash their wrath across Europe with their sophomore release, "Decimate The Weak" January 28th, 2008. Right before embarking on their European tour with the legendary Shai Hulud and Dead Hearts the band posted the brand new track "One Body Too Many" on their myspace profile:

"Decimate The Weak" was recorded with Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying) and mixed by the legendary Tue Madsen (Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted), its artwork was crafted by Pär Olofsson (Dominion, Deeds Of Flesh). Make sure to check out their crushing mix of modern metal, atmospheric sounds of Scandinavian black metal and classic American metal which should cater the needs of fans from Bleeding Through as well as Nile and Vital Remains.


supporting Shai Hulud, with Dead Hearts

27.11.2007 London Underworld United Kingdom
28.11.2007 Southend On Sea Chinnerys United Kingdom
29.11.2007 Nottingham Rock City United Kingdom
30.11.2007 Leeds Rios United Kingdom
01.12.2007 Milton Keynes The Pitz Club United Kingdom
02.12.2007 Hull The Welly Club United Kingdom
03.12.2007 Glasgow Cathouse United Kingdom
04.12.2007 Aberdeen Moshulu United Kingdom
05.12.2007 Manchester Music Box United Kingdom
06.12.2007 Cardiff Clwb Lfor Bach United Kingdom
07.12.2007 Brighton Freebutt United Kingdom

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FU MANCHU - launch official YouTube page; tons of new video content posted; touring Europe NOW

Southern Californian rock quartet FU MANCHU have launched an official YouTube page, which features exclusive live clips, tour diaries and their stunning new video for the track, "Hung Out To Dry." Click on the link below to check it out and stay tuned each week for new video instalments from the road.

The group are currently playing the last shows of their headlining European tour for the "We Must Obey" album cycle, see below for the last dates to catch them live!

23.11.07 - Halle (D) @ East Schorre
26.11.07 - Birmingham (UK) @ Academy 2
27.11.07 - Newcastle (UK) @ Academy 2
28.11.07 - Glasgow (UK) @ Cathouse
29.11.07 - Manchester (UK) @ Academy 3
30.11.07 - London (UK) @Islington Academy

Visit FU MANCHU @:

HIMSA team up with THE AGONY SCENE for European headline tour

After a highly successful European tour alongside As I Lay Dying, Darkest Hour and Architects in September, Seattle's HIMSA will return to Europe on their own headlining tour in March 2008. Direct support will be label mates The Agony Scene who will presenting songs from their new album "Get Damned" which is due to be released in the UK on 18th February 2008(Euro release January 21st, 2008).

HIMSA unleashed their latest full-length "Summon In Thunder" via Century Media Records in September 2007 receiving praise from fans and media worldwide for their stunning mix of brutal metal with a razor-sharp old school edge. Click here for their highly entertaining video clips for "Big Timber" and 'Unleash Carnage' at or clip of 'Big Timber' is being shown at a music video night at London's NFT on Thursday 29th November, called BUG ( the idea of which is to screen some of the most inspiring new music videos on a big screen, and hopefully promote the music and directorial talent to a new audience and is hosted by the BFI.

If you need more Himsa then check out the first instalment of Himsa TV at, the band, currently touring the US with Amon Amarth, will be updating this regularly whilst on the road.

The bill will be completed by Trustkill's Too Pure Too Die and UK bruisers Ted Maul (uk dates only - Anterior for the mainland Europe shows)


March 2008

Thur 13th - Yeovil The Orange Box - (Tel: 08458 738 299 / )
Fri 14th - Birmingham Barfly - (Tel:0870 907 0999 /
Sat 15th - Leeds Rios - (Tel: 0870 444 5556 / )
Sun 16th - Sheffield Corporation - (Tel: 0114 276 0262 /
Mon 17th - Glasgow Barfly - (Tel:0870 907 0999 /
Tues 18th - Cardiff Barfly - (Tel:0870 907 0999 /
Weds 19th - London Underworld - (Tel: 08700 600100 /

For full European tour please see


An exclusive premiere for the upcoming album 'Cannibalised' from UK extreme metallers Biomechanical is set to take place in London tomorrow.

This invite-only event will showcase the relentlessly brutal sound of 'Cannibalised', which is accompanied by cinematic touches and earth-shattering solos, making it a must-hear masterpiece. The premiere will challenge the audience to the task of surviving the twisting and turning panoramic sounds of 'Cannibalised', whilst seated in a central London cinema.

'Cannibalised' is a boundary breaking release that delves deep into the mind of Biomechanical main-man John K and its intense sound fiercely complements a frenzied story that surrounds the concept of the album. You can find more about the release and hear the advance track 'Fallen in Fear' at

'Cannibalised' is set to be released on February 11th 2008.


Irish thrashers Gama Bomb played the biggest gig of their career last weekend as they supported metal heavyweights Machine Head on their home soil. Gama Bomb guitarist and vocalist Phil Byrne has spoken out about playing the sell-out gig at Dublin's Ambassador Theatre:

"The experience of playing with Machine Head is going to be pretty hard to beat. Since it was a sold out show in one of our personal favourite venues and on our own home turf, it was a really exciting night. The gig was a real taste of what it?s like to totally storm in a high-end venue and we can't wait to do it again!"

He has also revealed how Rob Flynn made a special effort to meet up with them backstage:

"Rob Flynn actually came knocking on our dressing room door and we were all shocked by how genuine and friendly he was. He hung out for a bit and talked sh*t with us and had a laugh; he's a cool dude".

After signing to Earache Records a few months ago, and with plans for a 2008 album entitled 'Citizen Brain' in the pipeline, Phil has commented upon the positive reaction from the crowd to their own brand of Irish thrash:

"The crowd were so supportive and energetic, and even the hardcore MH fans didn't get impatient with us and cheered, which was cool. There were also some pretty storming circle-pits going and a lot of young thrashers up front was worth all the work just to see those kids going apesh*t and having a blast. One of the best gigs we've ever done and one of the best experiences we've had as a band - roll on more gigs!"

To find out more about Gama Bomb visit

EARACHESlaybells Xmas Sale! CDs & More from 99p / 1.39 Euro

Festive Tidings All

Simple mail out this time, the EARACHE SLAYBELLS XMAS SALE has started! You can now buy a multitude of Earache CDs both new releases and classics and new release at outrageously low prices! All Official Earache Tshirts have been reduced in price and we have introduced almost 30 value packs combining CDs, DVDs and Tshirts to maximise the savings for you!

Add to this the chance to win tickets to see Municipal Waste on their next UK tour, free gifts and reductions on four of our other label pages, most notably Listenable Records and Nuclear Blast and you to will see why we think this is our best sale EVER!

All the fun ends on Monday 14th January so be sure not to miss out!

Also don't forget to check out the Earache Records Ebay store as prices are reduced there too plus there are all the normal rarities and exclusives to check out!

Happy shopping!

Webstore Manager


With the release of Biomechanical's upcoming album 'Cannibalised' set for February 11th 2008, the band's mainman John K has commented for the first time about its position in the sequence of Biomechanical releases to date. He reveals that the albums conceal a hitherto hidden story which is interwoven across the albums, a story which spans almost a decade.

Opening up about the concept behind the trilogy of albums, which include 2002's 'Eight Moons', 2005's 'The Empires Of The Worlds' and next year's 'Cannibalised' the vocalist has shared with fans an exclusive insight into the ideas that emerge across the trilogy of records and the meaning behind the music?s explosive journey.

Speaking about the plan that he had for the albums, John K has revealed that it all began in 1999 when his love for film music combined with his desire to write a metal album and resulted in the decision to write a record that followed a story. Discussing this further John K states:

"The story grew and I realized that it would be better to get it done over three albums. The titles of the albums were there pretty much from the beginning, along with their content (story wise) and a general idea of the musical style too. The concept behind the story that runs throughout the albums doesn?t necessarily run from A to B, but is used as a vehicle to described issues that I wanted to talk about through the Biomechanical music".

Tackling the clear themes of fear, entrapment and the human spirit, John K has also revealed the conceptual story which unfolds over the three Biomechanical releases to date.

Talking about 'Eight Moons' he reveals:

"The concept of 'Eight Moons' is about fear and our ability (or lack of ability) to fight against it. It goes through human emotions and describes a life of a down and out guy who is waiting for a painless death, in order to be freed from his frail body. On the verge of death he finds hope in the darkest place of his mind".

John K continues on how this evolved in to the 2005 release 'The Empires Of The Worlds':

"On the second album 'The Empires Of The Worlds' the character from 'Eight Moons' becomes what he was previously fighting against. He falls in to the trap of the ancient command that has been running through our veins for ages, which dictates the entire Human race and drives it to commit horrific atrocities in the name of God, Money, Country".

The story concludes in the forthcoming release 'Cannibalised', whose story is told from the perspective of somebody who realizes there is no way out of this reality, and 'Cannibalised' is the acceptance of the death of his spirit. John states:

"The last album 'Cannibalised' talks about the human spiritual death and draws on the fact that the spirit is in constant decline purely because we don't care about anything other than our own skin".

You can read the full insight into mind-blowing concept behind Biomechanical's catalogue of releases at

Check out Biomechanical at

'Cannibalised' will be released on February 11th 2008 in UK and Europe and February 26th in USA.


The mighty BLOOD RED THRONE is featured in a 2 page interview within the pages of the November/December 2007 issue of Metal Maniacs magazine. Speaking with famed ex-EMPEROR member and BLOOD RED THRONE founder, Tchort, Metal Maniacs gets some very biting commentary on the band's place in today's death metal scene, their unique process of writing and rehearsing, the importance of groove to the band's sound ("Groove is the ultimate," says Tchort) and who exactly would round out a dream touring lineup as the "Kings of Groove."

Read Tchort's fascinating interview in the November/December 2007 issue of Metal Maniacs, on newsstands NOW!.

According to Metal Mayhem UK, BLOOD RED THRONE's new album, COME DEATH "...has an old school death metal feel: pummeling bass and ripping guitars will leave listeners feeling like a corpse in Ed Gein's wed shed: gutted, decapitated and hung out to dry."

If those words alone do not want to make you listen to COME DEATH, then let the music speak for itself and buy it at the EARACHE U.S. Webstore (, FYE.COM ( or other leading music retailers.

Watch the video for "Taste of God" here:


Merseyside hardcore thrash merchants SSS have been confirmed as one of the support acts for the upcoming Gallows tour in February 2008. The tour will see SSS rock into venues up and down the UK alongside Fu*ked Up, Set Your Goals and UK punks Gallows.

SSS frontman Foxy has spoken out about what to expect from the tour:

"SSS is stoked to be on this tour. It will be explosive from the start. The bill is diverse and thats a good thing. Everyone will go home with a souvenir, be it a thick lip, chipped teeth or a black eye. SSS will flick the switch to unleash the beast".

After a storming set at London's Brixton Academy supporting US metallers Killswitch Engage last month, SSS will be sure to bring their own dose of energy, chaos and all out hardcore thrashing madness to the proceedings.

The full list of tour dates are as follows:

February 2008

15th Norwich UEA
16th Birmingham Academy
18th Cardiff University
19th Nottingham Rock City
21st Manchester Academy 2
22nd Newcastle Academy
23rd Glasgow ABC
24th Leeds Met University
26th Exeter Lemon Grove
27th Portsmouth Pyramid

For a taste of what to expect, check out this live footage of SSS performing the thrash anthem 'The Beast' earlier this year

The SSS album 'Short Sharp Shock' is out now. Check them out at


Keith Buckley Of Every Time I Die joined Fall Out Boy onstage in Buffalo, New York for a version of Pantera's 'Walk'. Check it out at

Did you miss EVERY TIME I DIE on Jimmy Kimmel?

Jimmy Kimmel on way past your bedtime? Did you pass out from sugar coma awaiting Every Time I Die's steller performance? Well, we got ya covered!

Click to view a LOW quality video clip of the bands performance. Once we get something a little clearer we will post it up, but this is for everyone who missed it and wants to see it now!

Ferret welcomes GWEN STACY to the family

We are proud to announce the signing of GWEN STACY. The Indianapolis, IN four piece play furious and experimental hardcore with a mission to push the envelope with every song they write.

The band is currently in the studio with Producer Brian McTernan (Cave In, Snapcase, Thrice) and Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, The Bled) recording their full-length debut album THE LIFE I KNOW to be released on February 4th, 2008.

In the meantime you can check out some material at


Our friends over at were kind enough to show LoveHateHero some love by premiering the band's BRAND NEW video for the song RED DRESS off of their latest record WHITE LIES.

The video was shot in the bands home state of California at the GlassHouse in Pomona. The band is home from a lengthy and rigorous touring schedule for most of 2007. Check out the video for Red Dress by clicking

POISON THE WELL news update


Just checking in and letting everyone know what's going on in the Poison the Well camp.

We just finished up tour a couple of weeks ago from a two month tour with Gallows and Blackhole in the UK and Underoath, Everytime I Die and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster in the US.

We just want to thank all the bands for having us out and thank everyone who came out to the shows and supported the tours. It was really an awesome time and a great way to close out the year for us!

We have some more tours being lined up. We'll let you know as soon as something is a bit more solid to post.

That's about it for now. We'll just be chilling out in Florida and are going to probably start writing some more new music for the next record very soon. We'll keep everyone posted.




November 2007

29th ABERDEEN Moshulu
30th SHEFFIELD Leadmill

December 2007

1st LEEDS Cockpit
3rd STOKE ON TRENT Sugarmill
4th LEICESTER Charlotte
6th NOTTINGHAM Rock City
8th LUX LUXEMBOURG Den Atelier
10th SWE STOCKHOLM Klubben
13th GER BERLIN Kato
16th GER KOLN Prime Club

Shai Hulud
+ Winds Of Plague

November 2007

29th UK Nottingham @ Rock City
30th UK Leeds @ Rios

December 2007

1st UK Milton Keynes @ The Pitz Club
2nd UK Hull @ The Welly Club
3rd UK Glasgow @ Cathouse
4th UK Aberdeen @ Moshulu
5th UK Manchester @ Music Box
6th UK Cardiff @ Clwb Ifor Bach
7th UK Brighton @ Free Butt
8th Holland Hengelo @ Innocent
9th Germany Giessen @ Muk
10th Germany Hamburg @ Logo
11th Germany Berlin @ Magnet
12th Germany München @ Feierwerk
13th Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
14th Switzerland Lausanne @ Le Romandie
15th Italy Cesena @ Vidia Club
16th Italy Pordenone @ Deposito Giordani
17th Slovenia Ljubljana @ Channel Zero
18th Serbia Belgrade @ SKC
19th Croatia Zagreb @ Mocvara
20th Austria Wien @ Arena
21st Germany Rosswein @ Juha
22nd Germany Karlsruhe @ Jubez

+ A Day To Remember

January 2008

11th MANCHESTER - Roadhouse
12th ABERDEEN - Moshulu
13th GLASGOW - Barfly
14th YORK - Fibbers
15th BIRMINGHAM - Barfly
16th CARDIFF - Barfly
17th CAMBRIDGE - Barfly
18th BRIGHTON - Barfly
19th SOUTHAMPTON - Joiners
20th LONDON - Barfly

Bullet For My Valentine
+ Skindred

January 2008

31st NEWPORT - Centre

February 2008

1st WOLVERHAMPTON - Civic Centre
3rd GLASGOW - Academy
4th MANCHESTER - Academy
7th LONDON - Brixton Academy
10th KOLN (D) - Ewerk
11th MUNICH (D) - George Elser Halle
13th PARIS (F) - Olympia
15th WEISBADEN (D) - Schlachtof
16th HAMBURG (D) - Grosse Freihet
18th COPENHAGEN (DK) - Vega
19th GOTHENBURG (S) - Tragarn
20th STOCKHOLM (S) - Tyrol

+ Skindred

February 2008

2nd STOKE ON TRENT - Sugarmill
5th OXFORD - Academy
8th COLCHESTER - Arts Centre


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