MNEMIC - Supporting Deftones on tour!
Denmarks finest, Modern Thrash Metal band MNEMIC, will support DEFTONES on their
European tour, starting in February 2007.
The release of the new MNEMIC album "Passenger" is on January, 19th in Europe.
The album features the new singer Guillaume Bideau (ex-SCARVE) and guest
appearences by Jeff Walker (ex-CARCASS) and Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH). Check
out some soundbites at www.myspace.com/mnemicofficial
Here as the confirmed dates:
08.03.07 LIVERPOOL - Univerisity (GB)
09.03.07 LEEDS - University (GB)
12.03.07 MANCHESTER - Academy (GB)
12.03.07 GLASGOW - Academy (GB)
13.03.07 NEWCASTLE - Academy (GB)
14.03.07 NOTTINGHAM - Rock City (GB)
15.03.07 BIRMINGHAM - Academy (GB)
16.03.07 NORWICH - UEA (GB)
18.03.07 BRISTOL - Academy (GB)
19.03.07 PORTSMOUTH - Guildhall (GB)
20.03.07 LONDON - Brixton Academy (GB)
22.03.07 PARIS - Olympia (F)
23.03.07 WIESBADEN - Schlachthof (D)
24.03.07 KöLN - E-Werk (D)
25.03.07 TILBURG - 013 (NL)
26.03.07 HAMBURG - Docks (D)
27.03.07 BERLIN - Columbiahalle (D)
29.03.07 DORTMUND - Westhafallenhalle (D)
30.03.07 DIJON - Zenith (F)
31.03.07 MüNCHEN - Elserhalle (D)
02.04.07 VIENNA - Gasometer (A)
03.04.07 ZüRICH - Volkshaus (CH)
04.04.07 MILAN - Alcatrazz (I)
06.04.07 CLERMONT-FERRAD - Coop de Mai (F)
09.04.07 AMSTERDAM - Paradiso (NL)
10.04.07 BRUSSELS - Halles de Schaerbeek (B)
IN FLAMES - Official statement / award nominee
Sweden’s metallers IN FLAMES have posted a statement on their official homepage
according to some band-split rumours and current live-situation:
For the upcoming US-tour Björn will be sitting out as his wife is due to give
birth to their second child. Substituting on guitar will be our good friend
Henrik Danhage from Evergrey.
We planned to play the tour with Jesper, but as previously reported: Jesper
is taking the rest of the year off due to personal reasons, so Niklas
Engelin(Passenger / Engel) is filling in for him all the dates until Dec 20th.
We’ve all heard the speculations and rumours and we want to put a stop to it
here and now: NO, In Flames are not breaking up! NO, Jesper or Björn are NOT
quitting the band! We simply didn’t want to disappoint anyone so all shows that
were booked prior to these circumstances will be done with the above named
New shows/tours are being booked for next year as we speak, featuring the 5 of
us (Anders,Björn,Peter,Daniel & Jesper).
So stop worrying/speculating/gossiping and we’ll see you all very soon.
Anders, Björn, Peter, Daniel & Jesper
Furthermore the band has been nominated twice for P3 Gold – Best Rock/Metal and
Best Live Act!
Please click HERE for more P3 Gold information and HERE to vote for IN FLAMES!
RAGE - Split with Mike Terrana
Since a while there have been rumours about Mike leaving RAGE, so now Peavy and
Victor speak to the public:
"From now on we won’t continue our collaboration with Mike because of personal
and musical differences that have been existing for a while now and became
unbearable. This cut is definitely not easy for us - but to avoid damage to RAGE
we have no other choice.
Unfortunately, there’s not much left from our former unity. A while ago
communication between Mike and us broke down completely, so we have to pull the
emergency brake. We decided to work with a new drummer in the future because we
don’t want to ruin it all to a point where there’s no future at all.
We want to keep our power and joy in music, so there’s no other way. We are
aware how much this line up meant to you (and us) but that’s life. A band,
especially a three-piece, is like a relationship. Over the years we just drifted
apart. We wish Mike all the best for his further career.
Nevertheless, there’s a bright perspective in front of us: We definitely won’t
cancel a single show and are working intensely at the moment to present you a
suitable new drummer soon.
We have lots of plans for the next year, among others we’ll play some
exclusive orchestra shows for you.
We hope you all keep the faith in the future and promise to keep up our quality
level to 100%
See ya soon!
Yours Peavy & Victor"
DESTRUCTION -The Re-recorded "Thrash Anthem" set is ready
Legendary thrashers DESTRUCTION have announced the track listing and release
date of their latest monster session with the studio team that brought you last
years hugely successful 'Inventor Of Evil' release. "Thrash Anthems" will
contain 13 fully re-recorded and re-mastered classic Destruction live favourites
plus a few surprises; "Cracked Brain" featuring the vocals of bassist / front
man Schmier for the first time, two new songs; "Profanity" and "Deposition (Your
Heads Will Roll)", and a special guest appearance by former guitar player Harry
The album will be released in three formats including vinyl on January 22nd and
the band leave for the first leg of the 'Anthems' world tour which will kick off
in America on January 20th.
Full Track Listing of "Thrash Anthems" -
Deposition (Your Heads Will Roll) - New Track
Release From Agony
Sign Of Fear
Life Without Sense
Curse The Gods
Profanity (New Track)
Forthcoming Live Dates for AFM artists
Masterplan - (with Saxon);
Feb. 28 - UK Glasgow Garage
Mar. 02 - UK Belfast Spring & Airbrake
Mar. 03 - IRL Dublin Temple Bar Music Centre
Mar. 04 - UK Manchester Academy 2
Mar. 06 - UK Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Mar. 07 - UK Nottingham Rock City
Mar. 08 - UK Cardiff Coal Exchange
Mar. 09 - UK London Astoria
Jon Oliva's Pain
30th March 2007 Prog Power Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham.
For details of tickets etc. contact the relevant venue.
The Rotters – Single of the year according to Rough Trade shops
Exciting news this and we're quite chuffed to be honest. Not too many of these
Never has one seven inch polarised opinion so completely. Buy it for £3 from the
White Heat Records shop.
The Low Miffs – new single released this week
Available in all good record shops and on the website for £3 – The new sound of
young Scotland is not something you'd quite expect; like Kurt Weil drunkenly
sparring with Bruce Springsteen in a Glaswegian bar.
Go and listen for yourself or buy at the shop. 7" Vinyl only limited to 1000
copies. White Heat are also helping out with the album launch party which will
be at Noise Noise Noise on December 11th. Also appearing will be the wonderful
Xerox Teens and Yeborobo, a night not to be missed. BUY HERE
United Musical project about to sign lives away
The rumour mill is in overdrive. The best band to come out of Birmingham since
Black Sabbath are taking the journey into the world of albums and the NME and
touring with Art Brut and all that kinda stuff. Hear where it all began on their
triple a-side single limited to just 1000 copies. Go see the video for the
mighty "Beards and Drugs" here or buy the single for £3 from the White Heat
Headless appear on some Live Lounge thing
Go see them perform here.
Also Stampede / Suffer is still available at the shop on CD and Vinyl. You can
also get a special offer if you buy it alongside the album by infamous side
project The Teenage Mutants. Go listen to them and then buy the 7", CD, Teenage
Mutants album or full bundle.
Les Incompetents wave goodbye!
The send off was possibly better then anyone could have anticipated. A show at
the 100 Club that sold out in an hour an all ages show at Acton Town Hall with
Jamie-T. All their recordings in one place plus an introduction by "sports
personality of the year" David Walliams limited to 1000 copies. They spoiled
you. Go and post messages lamenting their passing on their myspace or buy the
record. Then go and see what three former members are up to Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man.
Last few copies of Reunion and How It All Went Wrong, still lying about as well.
Comanechi - new single "My Pussy" with a free book will be released early
Fresh off a tour with, current world faves, The Gossip. Check their split stoner
seven inch with Trencher spin off T.I.M.E (most beautiful artwork ever) and
we've got about 100 odd copies of Naked lying about. You can also get their
beautiful T- shirts on the site as well.
Trencher release new album - Entitled "Lips
Put out by the lovely people at Southern get your copy here - www.southern.com -
and check out these live dates.
Dec 10 2006 POP club, soho,London
Dec 14 2006 nouveau casino
Dec 15 2006 orleans
Dec 16 2006 l'usine, geneva
Dec 17 2006 sirius, lyon
Cutting Pink With Knives Release An Album
Listen to them here - buy it here - http://www.posteverything.com/artists/release.php?id=14964
- then go see them play live at them dates there below....
Dec 14 2006 Barden's Boudoir w/PART CHIMP!, London - WOW!!
Dec 16 2006 mitre, Stourbridge
But first make sure you buy Trencher and Cutting Pink With Knives Split 5 Inch .
Definitely the most beautiful looking record ever made. Ode To Exorcist by
Trencher is one of THE defining moments of your musical life.
Ddd - breaks wrist cancels gigs, bugger
You support The Brakes, you get sheadloads of press, plays on John Kennedy,
6Music Top Tens and you can do nothing to follow it up. Ah well expect a video
for Knives and some gigs in the new year.
This new single, for me, sums up everything that is so right about music
when it's made by a man with a singular vision, this is so out of step with
everything that's going on right now. It's limited to 500 copies and you can buy
it here. Next chance to sample him live is the Artrocker New Years Eve Party.
Neils Children - release new single "Lucifer Sam" on Modern Pop Records
Get it here - http://www.myspace.com/modernpop records - they then bugger off to
embark on a Japanese Tour the lucky b*stards. Buy the fantastic Another Day /
Something You Said here and check out the special deal we're doing on that as
Forward Russia - Currently ripping up America
A UK tour has been announced for next Feb, you should have "Give Me A Wall" by
now if not you can get it everywhere.
Diskreet on tour with Necrophagist and Misery Index Feb/March 07
Diskreet are pure adrenalised brutality personified. Unorthodox structures
blended with pummelling groove combined with a savage attack of buzz saw guitars
and some of the most ultra-violent blast ridden drumming in the genre, creating
a sound that will satisfy the most dedicated Death Metal head, as well as
worshippers of the modern Tech/Grind movement.
Since forming in late 2003, Diskreet have developed a huge following in their
native Kansas, ripping up the stage with a hugely diverse range of ground
breaking acts that reflect their refusal to be pigeonholed into one genre. These
bands include Deicide, The Acacia Strain, Napalm Death, Despised Icon, Through
The Eyes Of The Dead, From A Second Story Window, Origin, Into The Moat, Psyopus,
Ed Gein, All Else Failed, Pissing Razors, Anal Blast, Cannae, Incantation and
many, many more.
See the band on tour with Necrophagist and Misery Index Feb/March 2007
28.02.2007 France TBA
01.03.2007 France Paris Scene Bastille
02.03.2007 UK London Carlington Academy
03.03.2007 UK Leeds Josephs Well
04.03.2007 UK Manchester Music Box
05.03.2007 Ireland Dublin Voodoo Lounge
06.03.2007 UK TBA
07.03.2007 UK Glasgow Cathouse
08.03.2007 UK TBA
09.03.2007 UK TBA
10.03.2007 Holland Sneek Het Bolwerk
11.03.2007 Belgium Kontich Lintfabriek
12.03.2007 Holland Den Bosch W2
13.03.2007 Germany Giessen MUK
14.03.2007 Germany Karlsruhe SubstageDebut Cd by Diskreet out 5/02/07 on Siege
Of Amida Records
GOREFEST - Stay unlucky with touring!
The Gods don `t seem to be good with GOREFEST when it comes to touring. Again
there will be no live shows by the Dutch guys.
Metallysee Agency has shortly announced the cancellation of this year’s X-MASS
FESTIVALS. This concerns not only Dutch Death Metal legend GOREFEST who have
quite a history with cancelled tours now, but also BELPHEGOR. GOREFEST-guitarist
Frank Harthoorn explains: "Ever since SIX FEET UNDER pulled out of this tour a
couple of months ago, this has been a bit of an ongoing mess. We thought we'd
stick with the plan, since this would be about the last chance to do some proper
touring for "La Muerte" before we hit the studio for the next album.
When we heard that headliner TRAIL OF TEARS split up last week, we already
kind of felt this one slipping away, so we suggested to Metallysee we'd head out
with a couple of the remaining bands. You know, join forces, cut prices, split
the difference and what-not.
Metallysee, however, wasn't having any of that, so come the end of 2006
we're looking at three cancelled tours, about 50 cancelled gigs, all within 11
months. That's something, isn't it? Almost looks like that curse Dani Filth put
on us back in '94 is finally kicking in.
Oh well, worse things happen at sea, I guess. Thankfully, Ed [Warby, drums]
and Boudewijn [Vincent Bonebakker, guitar] have come up with some frightfully
heavy sh*t for us to play with. They even wrote some songs as well, so for the
next months, we'll be throwing riffs, fills, leads and, well, stuff at each
NECRO adds Freddy Cricien of Madball to LONDON show
FREDDY CRICIEN has been added to the bill of NECRO’s premiere European
appearance at The Scala, Kings Cross, London on January. 11th 2007.
Freddy takes time off from setting the world on fire as vocalist with New York
hardcore pioneers MADBALL to showcase his other talents.
"I grew up with a love for all music. But there are two genres I’ve always been
especially passionate about, the ones that I relate to the most. That’s HIP-HOP
"I’ve made my mark in the world of hardcore and I’m very grateful for the career
it’s given me. Now it’s time to showcase my other side....it’s been a long time
LONDON The Scala
Thursday January 11th 2007
Tickets on sale now at:
NECRO has chosen London to make his long-awaited European debut.
After building an rabid following across America the critically acclaimed
Brooklyn death-rapper has set his sights on Europe before he knuckles down to
work on his new album, due for a long-awaited release next year and premiers
his, "Drugs, Gory Death and Sex Tour" at a special one-night-only headline show
at The Scala, Kings Cross, London on January 11th 2007.
"I'm super excited about playing England, home of Ozzy and Sabbath, The Beatles
and so many other legendary artists" say’s Necro. "I will definitely murder
London, it's all about the fans, and all onlookers will get to see what a Necro
UK fanbase looks like.
Expect brutal energy, lots of pit's, lots of blood and the most rugged music
ever. I feel honoured to be lacing London first, as far as this being my first
show in Europe ever, it's a great start and a great place to set shit off. Bring
your women England!!!!!! I wanna see what you got for me".
Necro's story begins much like your typical hip-hop story. Raised in the
Glenwood projects of Brooklyn, NY, he was poor and began selling drugs at the
age of 16, got into hip-hop...blah, blah, blah. But Necro is anything but your
While some of his biggest influences are hip-hop greats like Rakim, Kool G
Rap and Big Daddy Kane, the harsh realities of his life also drew him to the
sounds of bands like Slayer and Megadeth. Although he was able to recite all the
lyrics to Slick Rick's "La-di-da-di" at 7 years old, he would also blast
Metallica's "Kill Em All" out the window of his bedroom so all the kids in the
projects could hear it. He even admits to crying when Cliff Burton (Metallica's
bassist) died. Nope, he is not your typical rapper.
Igor Cavelera, drummer of heavy metal legends Sepultura is one of the many
headbangers that Necro can count as fans. People like John Tardy of Obituary,
Away of Voivod, members of Slipknot & Hatebreed who normally would say "rap is
crap" have embraced him and have even collaborated musically with him. Sure, he
may be one of the most brutal rappers ever painting pictures of death and gore.
But he also represents every kid in the struggle and sick fu*k who is down and
out, cast aside and forgotten by society.
"Metal is everything to me, as much as hip hop. I am just as influenced by
metal, metal is a huge inspiration to me, I am metal, It's in my veins and
blood. I'm more of a metal head then those who claim it, I don't need to rock
tight jeans and long hair to be metal -
It's all about the music and my
attitude, the riffs, the drums, the lyrics - not a fuc*ing image. I'm old
school, I come from the 80's school of metal not that 90's sh*t or that 2000
shit, but the 80's when shit was pure, taking it back to the first Sabbath
album, that's what metal is; Kill Em All, Reign In Blood, Slowly We Rot,
Leprosy, Master Of Puppets, I could go on forever, real Metalheads know the
LONDON The Scala
Thursday January 11th 2007
Tickets on sale now at:
Early Napalm Death cited by UK Turner Art Prize Nominee Mark Titchner
Mark Titchner, one of the Art world's nominees for 2006's prestigious ‘Turner
Prize’ has declared the music of Napalm Death as distinctly influential in his
work. Titchner explains the appeal of ‘abrasive music’
and describes his interest in how bands such as Napalm Death are able to use the
voice as an instrument and push the boundaries of language.
Titchner sees a vivid resemblance between the style of Napalm Death’s music and
what he depicts within his art, choosing one of the founding members Nicholas
Bullen to speak on behalf of his work. In an interview about the artist,
Bullen describes the similarities between the two stating that "I think in
the work that I’ve made in the past in terms of music, we’ve always tried to be
very dense, to distil, to compress sound into sudden bursts and forward
movements, to try and move towards what we would perceive as the future, and I
think Mark does that in the sense of, his work, whilst never stating a utopian
vision, always hints at that and hints at a sense of joy of being alive".
You can take a look at Mark’s work and listen to Nicholas Bullen’s opinions on
it at www.tate.org.uk/britain/turnerprize/2006/marktitchner.htm
Earache Records issues a 20 year anniversary edition of the highly influential
debut Napalm Death album "Scum" in early 2007, complete with an recently filmed
in-depth DVD documentary about the making of the album.
DEICIDE WRAP UP PRODUCTION ON "DOOMSDAY IN LA"
Death metal legends DEICIDE are wrapping up production on their forthcoming live
DVD! Off the heels of an extensive North American tour, spanning the US and
Mexico, DEICIDE will be heading to Australia and New Zealand for a headlining
tour in full support of critically acclaimed, "The Stench of Redemption."
DEICIDE are also gearing up to release their second live DVD, "Doomsday in
LA" featuring the current lineup shift, including Ralph Santolla (ex Death/Iced
Earth) and Jack Owen (ex Cannibal Corpse).
"Doomsday in LA" was filmed at the famed Knitting Factory in Los Angeles,
California and captures the live essence of both new and old DEICIDE
compositions! DEICIDE are also slated to hit the UK and Europe in early January
of 2007, vowing to bring brutality with finesse to a worldwide audience. Expect
"Doomsday in LA" in February 2007, bringing forward some of DEICIDE’S most
substantial work to date!
THE SHOWDOWN - European tour; preview for new album available
THE SHOWDOWN have been confirmed to tour Europe in early 2007 alongside Norma
Jean and He Is Legend, so be prepared for a live delicacy guaranteeing fresh,
extreme and intense sounds!
In November 2006, Century Media Records reissued THE SHOWDOWN’s 2004 debut album
"A Chorus Of Obliteration", licensed from the band’s US-label Mono Vs.
Stereo, featuring an exclusive European bonus track as well as a video
enhancement. The album has been well received by press and fans, and THE
SHOWDOWN was attested by Metal Hammer Germany to show "the potential to play in
the premier league very soon".
Proof for that is already on the way, as Century Media Records will release the
band’s new album "Temptation Come My Way" in Spring 2007, so stay tuned for
that! The title track and "I Victim" can also be checked as appetizers at the
band’s Myspace site: http://www.myspace.com/theshowdown
THE SHOWDOWN Live
With NORMA JEAN, HE IS LEGEND, Maylene & The Sons Of Desaster
16.01.2007 Academy 3, Birmingham (UK)
17.01.2007 Academy 3, Manchester (UK)
18.01.2007 Corporation, Sheffield (UK)
19.01.2007 King Tuts Garage, 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)
HIMSA - Sign Worldwide Deal With Century Media Records
Century Media is extremely proud to welcome HIMSA to its worldwide family.
The Seattle-based metal quintet’s ferocious blend of melodic, unrelenting thrash
speed mixed with old-school influences resulted in a savage, unique and
uncompromising sound that was welcome, refreshing and undeniable. The group
continued to carve out their own unique niche in the scene through relentless
touring alongside a wide variety of artists from Danzig and Behemoth to As I Lay
Dying and Shadows Fall, helping them win over legions of fans worldwide.
HIMSA further describe their feelings over the new partnership: "We are very
excited, thrilled and honored to be asked to join the Century Media army.
All of us are huge fans and supporters of the label and have always admired CM's
continuous drive for releasing great and memorable albums throughout the years.
The relationships that have grown and prospered between CM and other bands on
their roster shows the honesty, loyalty and sincerity they have as a family.
We feel it is the best move for us as individuals and as a band. With Sammi
Curr (guitars) rejoining HIMSA and writing new material with Kirby Johnson
(guitars), our integrity and passion are at an all-time high with this next
step. As soon as the new album is recorded, we will be back on the road
destroying your towns."
HIMSA’s debut full-length, "Courting Tragedy and Disaster" (2003), was hailed by
Revolver magazine as "a manic 11-song effort that's as speedy and raw as it is
technical and melodic," earning the band a highlight as one of 10 bands labeled
as the "future of metal."
However, it was 2006’s "Hail Horror" that began to show what this band was
truly capable of, as they let their brutal catchiness naturally coexist
alongside musical complexity. The album, produced by the renowned Tue Maden (The
Haunted, Mnemic), perfected the formula that has allowed the band to continue
building their own niche in the current metal scene and gaining attention from
MTV, FUSE, Revolver, Guitar World, Outburn, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and countless
In other news, HIMSA have been added to the Century Family’s Third Annual
Christmas Balls show, which takes place Wednesday, Dec. 13th at The Key Club in
Hollywood, CA (USA). The event will also feature the LA based quintet In This
Moment and will be headlined by Sweden’s Dream Evil, who will be making their
American debut and only U.S. appearance of 2006.
In 2007, HIMSA are destined to leave their definitive mark on the genre.
Official Website – www.himsa.org
Official MySpace Page – www.myspace.com/himsa
THE HAUNTED - change of tour plans; confirmed to support Killswitch Engage
Sweden’s THE HAUNTED have announced a change in their touring schedule for 2007.
Instead of doing their previously scheduled headliner tour in Europe, THE
HAUNTED have just been confirmed to embark on an extensive run of shows as main
support to Killswitch Engage, so be prepared for this truly massive modern metal
package kicking off early January all over Europe and spread the word
The UK dates are as follows:
Killswitch Engage & The Haunted & opener
Jan. 07 - Nottingham @ Rock City
Jan. 08 - Glasgow @ Barrowlands
Jan. 10 - Dublin @ Ambassador Theatre
Jan. 11 - Manchester @ Academy
Jan. 12 - Birmingham @ Academy
Jan. 13 - London @ Brixton Academy
Jan. 14 - Bristol @ Academy
The Haunted will return for further own headline activity in Europe later in the
Stream the brilliant new video for the song "The Flood" taken off "The Dead Eye"
at the band’s Century Media Records artist page, just click HERE!
More info on THE HAUNTED here:
Berzerker Birmingham show rescheduled
The Berzerker have had to reschedule their Birmingham show after original venue
Edwards No.8 burnt down, to The Palace venue in Tamworth.
Quoted in this weeks Kerrang Luke Berzerker describes what the experience will
be like – "...as a fan told us, "My boyfriend got two teeth knocked out, we
couldn’t find the hospital, we missed the last train home, walked eight miles in
the pouring rain...IT WAS THE GREATEST DAY OF MY LIFE...I love you..."
Dates should be listed as follows:
THE BERZERKER UK HEADLINE TOUR
03 The Engine room - Brighton
04 The Nexus - Southampton
05 The Cavern club - Exeter
06 The first floor club - Derby
07 Hobbits - Weston super Mare
08 Tomms Sanctuary Music Venue - Pontypridd
09 The Soundhouse - Bolton
10 Temple Bar Music Centre - Dublin
11 The Soundhaus - Glasgow
12 Jilly's - Manchester
13 The Brickyard - Carlisle
14 The Palace Venue - Tamworth
15 The Attic - Rushden
16 The Dome - London
THE CHARIOT / BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE - European tour & E-CARD online
US-based chaos core outfit THE CHARIOT and progressive modern death metallers
BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE are teaming up for a powerful tour package predestined to
be a set of unforgettable shows hitting Europe in January/February 2007! Check
the dates given below and have a look at the e-card specially designed to
celebrate this awesome tour package including songs of both bands and more.
Click this link:
Here are the dates for the upcoming European tour:
BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE
SHAPED BY FATE
29.01.2007 UK, Swindon @ The Furnace
30.01.2007 UK, Cardiff @ Clwb Ifor Bach
31.01.2007 UK, Nottingham @ Rock City
01.02.2007 UK, Liverpool @ Roadkill
02.02.2007 UK, Milton Keynes @ Pitz Club
03.02.2007 UK, Aberdeen @ Moshulu
04.02.2007 UK, Manchester @ Satans Hollow
05.02.2007 UK, London @ Underworld
06.02.2007 UK, Wolverhampton @ Canal Club
Also, watch out for new albums by THE CHARIOT and BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE in
Spring 2007, which will be released in Europe via Century Media Records licensed
from Solid State Records. BTA is currently in the studio working on their new
"The Physics of Fire".
NEW SIGNING TO TYRANT SYNDICATE PRODUCTIONS
Tyrant Syndicate have just announced the signing of new Norwegian death
metallers, Obliteration, who will be recording their as yet untitled debut album
in January. Prepare for the attack!
PEACEVILLE DECEMBER OFFER
Head on over to our webstore now, where you'll find a huge range of our titles
for just £6.99 throughout this month from your favourite Peaceville artists.
IMPORTANT: Last order dates to guarantee Xmas delivery are 18th December (UK) &
15th December (Europe & Rest of the World).
UNEARTH announce full European headlining tour!
Coming off the heels of their wildly successful main support UK/European tour
with Hatebreed, UNEARTH are happy to announce their first ever headlining tour
of the UK and Europe. Their friends in Job For A Cowboy, Despised Icon and Daath
will be along for the ride.
UNEARTH (Metal Blade)
+ JOB FOR A COWBOY (Metal Blade)
+ DESPISED ICON (Century Media)
+ DAATH (Roadrunner)
20.03.2007 UK EXETER LEMON GROVE*
21.03.2007 UK NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY*
22.03.2007 UK MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3*
23.03.2007 UK WOLVERHAMPTON WOLFRUN HALL*
24.03.2007 UK LONDON MEAN FIDDLER*
26.03.2007 UK OXFORD ZODIAC*
27.03.2007 UK GLASGOW GARAGE*
28.03.2007 UK STOKE SUGARMILL*
29.03.2007 UK PORTSMOUTH WEDGEWOOD ROOMS*
30.03.2007 UK NEWPORT TJ'S*
01.04.2007 BELGIUM VOSSELAAR BIEBOB
02.04.2007 FRANCE PARIS TREBENDO
03.04.2007 GERMANY KOLN UNDERGROUND**
04.04.2007 GERMANY BOCHUM MATRIX**
05.04.2007 GERMANY HAMBURG GRUNSPAN**
06.04.2007 GERMANY BERLIN KATO**
08.04.2007 GERMANY CHEMNITZ AJZ TALSCHOCK**
09.04.2007 GERMANY ASCHAFFENBURG COLOS-SAAL**
10.04.2007 GERMANY MUNICH BACKSTAGE**
11.04.2007 AUSTRIA VIENNA PLANET MUSIC**
12.04.2007 AUSTRIA SALZBURG ROCKHOUSE**
13.04.2007 ITALY BOLOGNA ESTRAGON
15.04.2007 SWITZERLAND ZURICH ROHSTOFFLAGER**
16.04.2007 FRANCE STRASBOURG LA LAITERIE
* presented by SCUZZ TV
** presented by METAL HAMMER magazine Germany, www.allschools.net + www.metal.de
booking: The Agency Group – www.theagencygroup.com
Metal Blade signs SONIC REIGN
SONIC REIGN is one of the best Black Metal bands ever to come out of Germany and
will take the metal world by storm with their upcoming album RAW DARK PURE!
"SONIC REIGN is exactly the band we were looking for!", comments Metal Blade
Europe spokesman Andreas Reissnauer. "Their songwriting is over the top, their
technical abilities of international standards!
SONIC REIGN is able to create a dark, eerie atmosphere and their songs have
a groovy, crushing edge. RAW DARK PURE is modern Black Metal breathing the
SONIC REIGN was born in late 1997 as a tool to realize the shared musical vision
of the two members Ben and Sebastian. After a demo MC their style changed from a
melodic approach to Black Metal into modern Black Metal - the eager effort to
recreate both the spirit and atmosphere of early 90s Black Metal using new
The first record sporting this style was the MCD "the decline portrait". The
first full length album RAW DARK PURE delivers an even more extreme, dense and
dark atmosphere - the member's vision made flesh."
SONIC REIGN comments the signing as follows: "Metal Blade Records is a very
strong label and we hope and believe that SONIC REIGN as well as the label will
benefit from this collaboration.
We want to reach something with this band and we feel that the best way to
achieve this goal is to hand the business issues over to professionals that
understand and support our musical vision. Without a doubt Metal Blade fullfill
RAW DARK PURE will be released on the 5th of April, 2007 via Metal Blade Europe.
An American release date will be announced shortly.
1. deceit doctrine
2. fucked up but glorious
3. reminiscence of imperial wrath
4. the martyr urge
6. tyrant blessed
7. to rebel and to fail
8. raw dark pure
Check out excerpts of RAW DARK PURE at http://myspace.com/sonicreign and add the
band to your friends.
Official homepage: http://www.sonicreign.de/
ASRAI JOIN SEASON OF MIST
Season of Mist is proud to announce the fresh signing of Dutch Gothic Metal act
ASRAI. Their third full-length album is scheduled for late spring 2007 and will
be followed by a European tour. ASRAI comment After "Touch in the Dark", new
songs were to be released and a new path to be explored to let loose our next
Travelling through different seasons, the best was the misty one. Season of
Mist appeared and the road became clear to us all. We are looking forward to
combine both our visions. We can't wait to say; Season of Mist 'till death do us
Visit ASRAI's MySpace fanpage and official website.
SEASON OF MIST SIGN SALEM
On the signing side again, we're proud to let you know that Israeli band SALEM
recently joined the Season of Mist fold. The band's new material, described by
the band as "heavier, modern, dark and highly unique", is expected to surface on
the "Necessary Evil" album in the first half of 2007.
For now, you can check the band's MySpace page and official website.
Red Harvest's "A Greater Darkness" will be released February 19th, 2007. For
this occasion Red Harvest will give a release party at Club Maiden in Oslo (NO)
on February 23rd. To make this party stand out, the band will play the entire "A
Greater Darkness" album live that evening. And after a short break there'll be
time for some 'oldies but goldies'.
MAYHEM finished recording their new album "Ordo Ad Chao" last week. Here are
Blasphemer's first words on this awaited release "The sound is raw and powerful,
and listening to it, it reminds me of the "Wolf's Lair Abyss" era, only more
varied and more philosophical. The album also contains the most aggressive songs
in the MAYHEM history as well as the most wicked and darkest."
"Ordo Ad Chao" is tentatively scheduled for April 2007 and will come in a very
LIVE DATES FOR SEASON OF MIST BANDS
15 Dec 06 Le Thor (84) (FR) Auditorium
16 Dec 06 Tarbes (65) (FR) La Gespe
13 Jan 07 La Louvire (BE) LL Metal Fest
03 Feb 07 Livin (62) (FR) Arc-en-Ciel
16 Dec 06 Macon (FR) Cave Musique (+ Semtazone + WDCS + Zatopek + Soft Parade)
10 Mar 07 Nevers (FR) Caf Charbon (+ Cadavera)
11 Mar 07 Paris (FR) La scne Bastille
MACABRE (+ Jungle Rot + ...)
29 Dec 06 Dundee, IL (USA) Clearwater Theatre
30 Dec 06 Mokena, IL (USA) Pearl Room
05 Jan 07 Lahti (FI) Torvi (+ Testicals + Boner)
14 Feb 07 Helsinki (FI) Noise Klubi, Nightlife Rock (+ Total Devastation +
15 Feb 07 Tampere (FI) Vastavirta (+ Total Devastation + Satura Lanx)
16 Feb 07 Jyvskyl (FI) Lutakko (+ Total Devastation + Satura Lanx)
26 Jan 07 Istanbul (TR) Studio Live
27 Jan 07 Eskisehir (TR) 222 Park
28 Jan 07 Ankara (TR) Saklikent
09 Feb Dordrecht (NL) Bibelot
17 Feb 07 Oostende (BE) Memento Mori Metal Fest
ROTTING CHRIST + CARPATHIAN FOREST (+ Malevolent Creation + Incantation +
Neuraxis + Harm)
14 Feb 07 Berlin (DE) Kato
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 Pratteln (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
09-11 Aug 07 Bad Berka (DE) Party San Festival (+ Vader, Belphegor, Melechesh...)
AMORPHIS - Composing new material
AMORPHIS' guitar player Esa Holopainen has posted the following update on the
band's official website www.amorphis.net
"It's been a really hectic year in the AMORPHIS camp and at the same time one of
the best ones in our career. We released 'Eclipse', the first album with Mr.
Joutsen on vocals, in spring and all the response from album & shows has been
We really find the mood which I honestly thought that we lost years back.
Big thanks to Tomi and his inspiration to all of us. With 'Eclipse' we opened
new era in our career, and yes, we are still together with this lineup.
Anyway, to brief you a bit; we are currently composing new material for the next
AMORPHIS album. No title or release date has been issued yet, but we'll enter
the Sonic Pump Studios again at the beginning of January 2007 with the same team
as on the last session.
Mr. Karmila will be mixing the tracks sometime in late February at Finnvox
Studio. We'll keep you updated, and meanwhile, check our tourdates; we are going
to do shows whenever possible during making our new 'kid' come alive."
Check out AMORPHIS live at the following upcoming shows:
30.12.2006 Helsinki, Tavastia (FIN)
31.12.2006 Oulu, Teatria (FIN)
05.05.2007 Budapest, A38 (H)
2.-4.8.2007 Wacken Open Air (D)
THRESHOLD - To play Progpower USA VIII
THRESHOLD are booked to perform at the 8th ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta
Other bands confirmed so far include SONATA ARCTICA, VIRGIN STEELE, REDEMPTION,
RAINTIME, FIREWIND, COMMUNIC, VANDEN PLAS and FREAK KITCHEN, with more bands
still to be announced.
THRESHOLD are currently in the studio recording their new album to be released
on 23 March 2007. The album is being mixed at Thin Ice Studios in England by
Threshold's Karl Groom who's recent credits include DRAGONFORCE, GALAHAD and
DEW-SCENTED - Album & tour update
DEW-SCENTED just announced the new album title and are confirmed for the No
Mercy Festivals 2007
Our German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have set "Incinerate" as title for their
upcoming album, which will be released end of March 2007. Currently, legendary
producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, etc.) is finishing the mix.
In other news, DEW-SCENTED are confirmed for the No Mercy Festival Tour 2007
with BEHEMOTH, NAPALM DEATH, MOONSPELL and more.
SYMPHORCE finish recording "Become Death"
German Power Thrashers SYMPHORCE have finished recording their highly
anticipated new album "Become Death" at the House Of Music Studios in Winterbach
(near Stuttgart/Germany) with producer Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69).
Mastering duties will be handled by Achim Köhler (BRAINSTORM).
Listen to what singer Andy B. Franck (also in BRAINSTORM) had to say about
"You can expect the heaviest and most intense SYMPHORCE album to date! Every
song contains more power, aggression and emotion than we would have ever
expected! Our new drummer Steffen Theurer has done an amazing job as well!"
"Become Death" will see the light of day on February 23rd, 2007 (G/A/S) and
February 26th, 2007 (rest of Europe). There will be a limited first edition
including a 45 min. bonus DVD (filmed live in Holland).
Tracklist "Become Death":
In The Hopes Of A Dream
Towards The Light
Inside The Cast
Darkness Fills The Sky
Death Has Come
No Final Words To Say
Lost But Found
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