Tuesday, August 31, 2010

AFM Records News

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MASTERPLAN: Release official videoclip of "Time To Be King"
After releasing their 4th album "Time To Be King" and entering the charts all over Europe, Masterplan just released the official videoclip of the title track.
Check: www.metal-hammer.de

SYMPHORCE unveil more new album deatils!
Modern power metallers SYMPHORCE have just unveiled further details about their upcoming new studio album. It will be titled "Unrestricted", the release is scheduled for October 15th.
Take a look at the cover artwork here:

SOLUTION .45 present videoclip of "Gravitational Lensing"
Last Friday the band released the first videoclip of their debut album "For Aeons Past" on Myspace.

KICKHUNTER release 2nd part of their "All In" Making Of!
Second round: Hamburg-based rockers KICKHUNTER have just released the 2nd part of their "Making Of" that is dedicated to their new album "All In".
"All In" has been released on July 23rd.

MADE OF HATE: new songs & videos online!
Poland´s metal hopefuls MADE OF HATE released their second album “Pathogen” on August 27th. Guitarist Michal gives some insight on the recordings and his gear in 2 videos that you can find HERE. Also snippets of 2 new tracks are available at the MADE OF HATE myspace page.

CRYSTAL VIPER unveil new album details!
Polish female fronted traditional heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER will release their brand new studio album titled "Legends" on October 22, 2010. As the title suggest, all the lyrics will be based on the original Polish legends from the middle-ages. The album was recorded and mixed at the MP Studio in Poland, with engineer Mariusz Pietka and producer Bart Gabriel. Several specials guests are featured as well: Stefan Kaufmann (U.D.O., ex-ACCEPT), Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER), Rhino (the famous ex-MANOWAR drummer), and Sven D'Anna & Dano Boland (WIZARD).
Check out the artwork by legendary French artist Chris Moyen, who is known from cooperation with such legendary acts as SLAYER, TRIVIUM, BEHERIT or BLASPHEMY:

Alter Bridge signs new deal

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Alter Bridge have announced a new record deal.

The band have signed to Roadrunner in worldwide deal for everywhere, except in North America.
New album AB III is due out on October 11. The full track listing is:
  1. Slip To The Void
  2. Isolation
  3. Ghost Of Days Gone By
  4. All Hope Is Gone
  5. Still Remains
  6. Make It Right
  7. Wonderful Life
  8. I Know It Hurts
  9. Show Me A Sign
  10. Fallout
  11. Breathe Again
  12. Coeur D’Alene
  13. Life Must Go On
  14. Words Darker Than Their Wings

Return to Earth premiers new video

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RETURN TO EARTH premieres music video for 'Automata'! In conjunction with the new release Automata the alternative metal act RETURN TO EARTH launched the music video for the title track 'Automata' on their landing page. Surf over to http://www.metalblade.com/returntoearth/ to check it out!

The video for 'Automata' was created by the same team that brought fans the two trailers for the album, Damien Serban and Yann Bertrand from Absinthe Studio in France (www.absinthestudio.com).

RETURN TO EARTH released Automata mid-August. You can purchase the Digipak CD from www.emp.de for just 12,99 Euro!


OSI - Debut album re-released

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Metal Blade Records set to release OSI's 2003 release OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE this September!On September 24/27, 2010 Metal Blade Records will be releasing the re-issue of super group OSI's self-titled 2003 release OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE. The album, which was recorded in June 2002 and mixed in August 2002 at the Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut, will contain the following tracks and a Multimedia section:

1. The New Math (what he said)
2. OSI
3. When You're Ready
4. Horseshoes and B-52's
5. Head
6. Hello, Helicopter!
7. ShutDOWN
8. Dirt from a Holy Place
9. Memory Daydreams Lapses
10. Standby (looks like rain)

*Limited Edition (CD above + extra CD with 3 more tracks and 3 videos)
1. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (08:49)
2. New Mama (02:22)
3. The Thing That Never Was (17:21)

*Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun is a Pink Floyd cover performed by Kevin Moore and Mike Portnoy. New Mama is a Neil Young cover performed by Kevin Moore. The Thing That Never Was is the original Looks Like Rain demo performed by Jim Matheos and Mike Portnoy.

The Multimedia section is approximately 19 minutes long and includes a concept piece directed and edited by Kevin Moore for Horseshoes and B-52's as well as two separate documentary style clips shot at Carriage House Studios during the recording of the album.

OSI (Office of Strategic Influence) is an American progressive experimental super-group formed by Fates Warning guitarist Jim Matheos back in 2003 and features the talents of Kevin Moore (Chroma Key, Dream Theater). The band's name refers to the short-lived US government agency Office of Strategic Influence which was established shortly after 9/11 to manufacture and promote pro-US propaganda in domestic and foreign media. OSI inked a deal with Metal Blade Records back in May and is currently working on their fourth album and Metal Blade debut, which will be out in 2011. The band gained a strong underground following through the release of their 3 full-length records and an EP. Their 2009 album, Blood and includes guests Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) and Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth). Past participants include Mike Portnoy on the first two albums, Sean Malone and Steven Wilson on the debut, and Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning) on Free.

OSI's music can't easily be pigeonholed and is a completely different animal when compared to its founders' other projects. The music is a combination of dark rock chorus' with atmospheric, often industrial keys and is an eclectic mix of both Moore's and Matheos' influences.

Office Of Strategic Influence will be released on Metal Blade Records the 24th/27th of September 2010!


The Ocean reveals track list

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THE OCEAN reveal track listing and details on "Anthropocentric" THE OCEAN are currently in the process of mixing their upcoming album Anthropocentric at Studio Mecanique in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the same place where Heliocentric was recorded and mixed. The album will be mastered on August 25th by Svante Forsbäck in Helsinki.

Musically, the album feels somehow heavier than Heliocentric. "The sound is more dense and maybe a tad more raw, which suits the songs perfectly", comments guitar player Jonathan Nido. The album covers a similar sonic and dynamic range as Heliocentric, also including a number of calm, acoustic moments – but these are for the most part orchestrated with guitars, and not so much with piano and string section. The focus is on the heavy songs: "The album is a pretty big production, and still has a very earthy, organic feel to it", comments Staps. "We have spent a great deal of time on the basic sound this time around, drums, bass, guitars and vocals… and at this stage I am pretty confident that this will pay off in the end!"

As far as the concepts behind Anthropocentric are concerned, the focus is on man and his place in the universe: at the center, as many fundamental Christians still claim today, or more likely a dust particle in its periphery? All lyrics are circling around this question. "Anthropocentric will continue the critique of christianity, inspired by the questions that Dostoyevsky asked and some of the answers that Friedrich Nietzsche and Richard Dawkins gave", comments Staps.

At the base of the album are three songs with the titles "The Grand Inquisitor I, II and III". These songs have been inspired by the chapter of the same title in Fjodor Dostoyevsky's novel The Brothers Karamasov: a conversation between the brothers Ivan, an atheist, and Alyoscha, a monk. Ivan tells Alyoscha the story of a Second Coming of Christ in 16th century Sevilla. According to this parable, Jesus is arrested by the Catholic inquisition. The grand inquisitor who interrogates Jesus casts a new light on the legend of the temptation of Christ: he reproaches Jesus with having betrayed humanity and having deprived man of salvation by giving him freedom. The conversation between Ivan and Alyoscha mirrors, to some degree, the conversation between the grand inquisitor and Christ and raises more questions than it answers. "This long dialogue, which for the most part is rather a monologue of Ivan, is so complex and recondite that one could easily find inspiration for 10 concept albums about Christianity in it", comments Staps.

Only 6 guest musicians are appearing on the album, all classical musicians, most of whom are guesting on the final track of the album. Anthropocentric is an album by The Ocean's consolidated nucleus. "It is the first album where all members have actively partaken in the songwriting", comments Staps.

The track listing for Anthropocentric is as follows:
1. Anthropocentric
2. The Grand Inquisitor I: Karamazov baseness
3. She Was The Universe
4. For He That Wavereth…
5. The Grand Inquisitor II: Roots & Locusts
6. The Grand Inquisitor III: A Tiny Grain of Faith
7. Sewers Of The Soul
8. Wille Zum Untergang
9. Heaven TV
10. The Almightiness Contradiction
11. The Grand Inquisitor IV: Exclusion From Redemption

The last track is a bonus track which will only appear on the vinyl and the limited European deluxe Digipak version!

THE OCEAN will release their new album Anthropocentric in November of 2010! It's the second part of a concept spread over two albums. The first one named Heliocentric has been released in April of this year.


Negligence - Landing page

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Slovenian Thrash Kings NEGLIGENCE launch landing page and first song off upcoming new album 'Coordinates Of Confusion'! Slovenian Thrash Kings NEGLIGENCE have launched a landing page that includes pre-order deals for the new album Coordinates Of Confusion and that is featuring a brand new song.

Surf over to http://www.metalblade.com/negligence/ and listen to 'Mind Decay', the first single taken off the new album Coordinates Of Confusion!

On the same site you can watch the official video clip for 'Warmachine', taken off the bands debut album Options Off A Trapped Mind.

Coordinates Of Confusion has been mixed by Ruzz (drums) in their own Negligence studio in late spring of 2010 and was mastered at West West Side Music in New York by Alan Douches.

Comments NEGLIGENCE: "We really feel that what we've done on this record, is a big step forward for us. We took a different approach in writing the songs, since we wrote them altogether. This resulted in a more mature and heavier album opposed to our first album 'Options of a trapped mind'. That being said, we've still remained loyal to our own sound, our own thing so we're really just can't wait for our fans to get hold of the new album and hear for themselves."

Coordinates Of Confusion track listing
1. Mind Decay
2. Screaming Fear
3. Addicted To Aggression
4. Disharmony
5. The Way To…
6. Insane Asylum
7. The Q Box
8. Sickened
9. Shark Attack
10. Coordinates Of Confusion

Coordinates Of Confusion will be released the 8th/11th of October 2010 via Metal Blade Records in Europe!

NEGLIGENCE was formed in 2000 by Dyz and Jey, two excellent Slovenian guitarists who shared the same passion for music and decided to start working together. They soon found a proper and stable line-up and played lots of shows in their homeland Slovenia including a gig at the infamous Metal Camp festival. Between 2003 and 2005 they also released three unnamed demos.

2005 marks a turning point in the history of NEGLIGENCE when they parted ways with their old singer and presented the 15-year old Alex as their new frontman. The band gathered a bigger fanbase and in 2007 NEGLIGENCE independently released their debut album Options Of A Trapped Mind. The album opened many new doors for the group and got a good reception amongst metal fans and received great reviews worldwide. Following the release, the band went on to promote their album supporting some of the biggest acts in metal, such as Exodus, Forbidden, Heathen, Sadus and Death Angel among others.

At the end of 2009, long-time member Dyz parted ways with the band but was still part of the production for the second album. NEGLIGENCE have recently found a second guitar player – his name is Aljo - who will help increasing the sheer power the band is able to deliver on stage!

Alex - vocals
Jey – guitars
Aljo - guitars
Lipnik - bass
Ruzz - drums


Hail of Bullets - Landing page

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HAIL OF BULLETS launch landing page for 'On Divine Winds' including new song, video from bonus-dvd and pre-order deals! Bonus-dvd details revealed! Dutch Death Metal Masters HAIL OF BULLETS have launched a landing page for their upcoming new album 'On Divine Winds'!

Surf over to http://www.metalblade.com/hailofbullets/ to check out the new song Operation Z, a live video of Nachthexen (taken from the first album …Of Frost And War) and the pre-order deals available Worldwide. In Europe you can decide between the regular cd, the limited edition Digibook including bonus track and bonus-dvd, a bundle including the Digibook and a brand new Flag and the limited 2-Gatefold-LP!

The limited edition Digibook includes a full live-DVD. The DVD was recorded with multiple cameras at Summer Breeze festival 2008 and includes the whole 45-minute set! The dvd will feature an additional two video clips.

Comments singer Martin van Drunen on the concept of 'On Divine Winds': "This time Hail of Bullets takes on the Pacific War. The expansion of the Empire of Japan throughout Asia, introducing a full scale war using all forces combined. The massive strike back of the Americans, whose marines bravely fought many tough and bloody battles on now forgotten insulate islands spread throughout the whole Pacific. This led to desperate Japanese defense tactics such as Kamikaze, human bullets and suicidal Banzai charges. Until finally, incendiary bombings brought the empire to its knees."

The album title 'On Divine Winds' refers to the translation for the Japanese word Kamikaze, as kami stands for "God" and kaze means "wind".

'On Divine Winds' track listing:
1. The Eve Of Battle
2. Operation Z
3. The Mukden Incident
4. Strategy Of Attrition
5. Full Scale War
6. Guadalcanal
7. On Coral Shores
8. Unsung Heroes
9. Tokyo Napalm Holocaust
10. Sugar Loaf Hill (bonus track on ltd. 1st Digibook edition!)
11. Kamikaze
12. To Bear The Unbearable

'On Divine Winds' was produced by Ed Warby and like before the monstrous mix was in the capable hands of Mr Dan Swanö.

'On Divine Winds' features 12 tracks on the limited first Digibook edtion and 11 tracks on the regular jewelcase version. The album will be released October 8/11 via Metal Blade Records in Europe!


Cataract - Landing page

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Swiss Thrashers CATARACT launch landing page and first song off upcoming new album 'Killing The Eternal'! Swiss Thrashers CATARACT have launched a landing page that includes pre-order deals for the new album Killing The Eternal and that is featuring a brand new song.

Surf over to http://www.metalblade.com/cataract/ and listen to 'Reap The Outcasts', the first single taken off the new album Killing The Eternal!

Comments CATARACT: 'Reap The Outcasts' is a great representation of our new full length "Killing The Eternal"! It has a lot of variation packed in one song; crushing guitars and pounding drums alongside pissed off vocals. It's one of the last songs we wrote before we went to the studio and it sums up very well what Cataract is all about, from our very first album up to the last one. "Killing The Eternal" is all about catching the intense feeling of a live show, strip off the unnecessary lengths and deliver Cataract's trademarks in one hard hitting bit. Enjoy!

Killing The Eternal was recorded at the Antfarm studios in Aarhus, Denmark under the direction of long-time band producer Tue Madsen.

The limited first Digipak edition of Killing The Eternal will feature 13 songs including the bonus track 'Spawned By Illusions'.

Track listing Killing The Eternal:
1. Never
2. Lost Souls
3. Reap The Outcasts
4. Killing The Eternal
5. Failed
6. Urban Waste
7. Makind´s Burden
8. Hollow Steps
9. Drain, Murder And Loss
10. The Faith You Have Misused
11. Black Ash
12. Spawned By Illusions (Digi bonus track!)
13. Allegory To A Dying World

Killing The Eternal will be released on Metal Blade Records the 24th/27th of September 2010!


Vote for Bigelf

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Pure Steel Records signs Warrant

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The German Speed Metal legends WARRANT have signed a deal with Pure Steel Records and are about to write songs for a new album.  

In front of this the long sold-out EP “First Strike” and the full-length “The Enforcer” will be re-released on one CD with new cover-artwork and new layout as well as some live-songs as bonuses. For the Re-release the band will be on tour with NECRONOMICON in October as well as on some festivals.


2010-10-01 – (NL) Kerkrade-Rocktempel (+ Necronomicon)
2010-10-08 – Frankfurt-Die Halle (+ Necronomicon)
2010-10-09 – Essen-Sounds (+ Necronomicon)
2010-10-16– (CH) True as Steel Festival- Zürich/Dynamo
2010-10-24 – (NL) Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival-Hoorn
2010-11-20 – Pforzheim-Rockstüble (+ Necronomicon)
2011-04-23 Metropole Ruhr Festival-Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle

The Burning ofentliggør cover

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The Burning offentliggør cover og sang fra Hail The Horde

The Burning offentliggør cover og lufter første nummer fra deres nye plade "Hail The Horde". Det er Århusianernes tredje udspil gennem tyske Massacre Records som udgiver pladen d. 22 oktober. Det nye nummer "Bait The Hook" , kan høres på bandets nye myspace her:

Coveret til "Hail The Horde" er lavet af Brent Elliot White (Megadeth, Trivium, White Chapel) og kan ses her:
Bandet har byttet lidt rundt på tracklisten og den ser nu således ud:

The Burning - Hail The Horde
01. Godless
02. Bait The Hook
03. Flames Be Your Friend
04. Nihilist Life
05. Swing The Pendulum
06. Wolf Moon (Featuring. Nico from Artillery)
07. Hail The Horde (Featuring. Scott & Bjørn Jensen from Dawn Of Demise)
08. Inverted Cross Syndrome
09. Metamorphosis
10. Baptized In Bong Water
11. Turn Or Burn
12. Disownment

Pladen er produceret, mixet og mastered af Jacob Bredahl og Tue Madsen har stået for tromme indspilning, bandet udtaler:
Det er klart vores mest kompromisløse, rå og naturligt lydende plade endnu, man kan høre at det er mennesker der spiller den her gang, vi har ladet småfejl blive, vi har ikke brugt triggers, autotunet, soundreplacet eller noget af den slags, og det hele hyler og skramler men lyder til gengæld langt mere dyrisk og fandenivoldsk end det nogensinde har gjort før.
Musikalsk er vi ovre i noget midthalvfemser groove metal blandet med tunge rockomkvæd og crossover thrash. 
The Burning er i øvrigt aktuelle på MTV Headbangers Ball touren igennem Danmark sammen med Invocator og Raunchy i hele september, hvor der i følge bandet vil blive luftet sange fra Hail the Horde".

New Sahg song on MySpace

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Sahg has posted the track Hollow Mountain (from the Sahg III album) on their MySpace profile. 

Please follow this link to listen: http://www.myspace.com/sahg

The new album is out now!

Here is a few sneak peeks into the making of the album.

"Nothing flashy or extreme, they triumph through mere (mere!) stone-solid songwriting." - ALBUM OF THE MONTH – 8,5/10, Terrorizer
“Where do the faults lie with the third Sahg album? Seriously, you`re going to be pressed to find them” - 8/10,  Rock Sound

Not many heavy metal bands can boast of chart positions and two-page bulletins in all the national newspapers for a debut album. Sahg can. With their gloomy chords, ten ton rhythms and a taste for the heavy rock pioneers of the seventies, the Bergen-based quartet had the audience and critics toss their hats in the air with excitement. Sahg I (2006) filled a void in the Norwegian metal fauna, and was an indisputable success in Norway, as well as abroad. The album got 10 out of 10 points in German Rock Hard Magazine, and 8 out of 10 in the UK edition of Metal Hammer. The success debut album brought the band on tour stateside, as opening act for extreme metal pioneers Celtic Frost, and made Sahg "the one to watch" at a string of metal festivals.

Two years later, Sahg confirmed their status as Norway's undisputable doom lords. Many considered Sahg II as a more refined album than the debut, and featuring spearhead tracks like Ascent to Decadence and Pyromancer, the album became another door-opener for the quartet. In the wake of the second album release, the band toured Europe as support act to legendary headliners Trouble, played arenas across India, and performed at prestigious festivals like Wacken, Inferno, and Metalcamp.

Fast forward to 2010. New songs and new opportunities. With a fistful of potential heavy rock classics and buckets of regained energy, Sahg entered the studio to record their third album. August 30th it will see the light of day. 

SAHG is: 
Olav Iversen - Vocals/Guitar
King - Bass
Thomas Tofthagen - Guitar
Thomas Lönnheim – Drums

Relapse Records signs Royal Thunder

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Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Atlanta, GA’s ROYAL THUNDER.

ROYAL THUNDER (Mlny Parsonz – bass / vocals, Josh Weaver – guitar, Jesse Stuber - drums) is a haunting rock band that lures listeners in with their dark rhythms and soulful vocals. The band formed in 2007 and self-recorded and released a seven song EP in late 2009. Relapse Records will re-release the self-titled EP this fall as the band writes for their debut full-length. Audio samples from EP can be heard online now via the ROYAL THUNDER MySpace: MySpace.com/RoyalThunderMusic.

ROYAL THUNDER commented on the signing: "Relapse makes it look easy, but they’re known for their work ethic and that’s right where we want to be"

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cephalic Carnage on tour

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CEPHALIC CARNAGE are streaming their brand new full-length album Misled By Certainty online now via MySpace.com/CephalicCarnage. Misled By Certainty is set for a September 6th international release date, and is available for pre-order now including a limited edition deluxe package. More information on the available formats can be found here.

CEPHALIC CARNAGE, who have just completed the Summer Slaughter tour, will embark on a co-headlining tour of Europe with PSYCROPTIC starting September 10th. This tour, dubbed the “Initiation of The Misled European Tour 2010’, also includes ION DISSONANCE, HOUR OF PENANCE, and DYSCARNATE. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found below with more CEPHALIC CARNAGE tour dates to be announced shortly.

Sept. 10            Darmstadt, Germany      Steinbruch Theatre
Sept. 11            Munchen, Germany        Feierwerk
Sept. 12            Aarschot, Belgium         JC De Klinker
Sept. 13            London, UK                   Underworld
Sept. 14            Plymouth, UK                The White Rabbit
Sept. 15            Manchester, UK             Moho Live
Sept. 16            Colchester, UK              Arts Center
Sept. 17            Sneek, Netherlands        Bolwerk
Sept. 18            Tourcoing, France          Nautilys
Sept. 19            Nantes, France              Le Ferailleur
Sept. 20            San Sebastian, Spain     Sala Mogambos
Sept. 21            Almeria, Spain               Sala Jala Jala
Sept. 22            Badalona, Spain            Estraperlo Club
Sept. 23            Luynes, France              Le Korigan Live
Sept. 24            Sursee, Switzerland       Kulturewerk 118
Sept. 25            Pinarella, Italy                Rock Planet
Sept. 26            Ljubljana, Slovenia         Gala Hala
Sept. 27            Wien, Austria                Arena
Sept. 28            Leipzig, Germany           Theaterfabrik
Sept. 29            Prague, Czech Rep.       Exit Chmelnice
Sept. 30            Berlin, Germany             K17
Oct. 1               Eindhoven, Netherlands  Dynamo (as part of Bloodshed Festival)
Oct. 2               Oberhausen, Germany   Death Feast Ultimate

Kill the Client posts preview track

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Dallas, TX’s KILL THE CLIENT have posted the first preview track, “As Roaches”, from their forthcoming Relapse debut Set For Extinction online now via the band’s MySpace page: MySpace.com/KillTheClient. Set For Extinction is set for a November 1st international release date, and is available for pre-order now at this location.

Hero Destroyed streams new album

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Pittsburgh, PA’s HERO DESTROYED is streaming their brand new album Throes in its entirety at this location: HeroDestroyed.info. Throes will see its North American release date next Tuesday, August 31st in North America and September 6th internationally. The album is available for pre-order now at Relapse.com.

Mose Giganticus premiers video

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MOSE GIGANTICUS see the premiere of the first video, for “The Left Path”, from their Relapse debut Gift Horse online now via Popmatters.com. The video was filmed in west Philadelphia with director Joshua Camerote. “The Left Path” video encompasses the energy of a West Philly house show while paying homage to the classic NIRVANA video “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.

Gift Horse was released last month and is currently streaming in its entirety at MoseGiganticus.info.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Deadlock supporting Sonic Syndicate

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DEADLOCK are unstoppable. After successful shows with LACUNA COIL  in spring, amazing festival appearances at Graspop Metal Meeting, Vainstream Rockfest and Vainstream Beastfest the band now will rock German stages in November with Sweden’s SONIC SYNDICATE. A nice break for the band from their production for the new album, which will be released early 2011 via Lifeforce Records. Keep your ears open, it is possible DEADLOCK is giving you a preview on some of the new material at these shows!!


Sonic Syndicate, Deadlock, Blowsight (Opener)

02.11.2010 Frankfurt / Batschkapp
07.11.2010 Stuttgart / Die Röhre
16.11.2010 Köln / Underground
17.11.2010 Berlin / C-Club
19.11.2010 Leipzig / Hellraiser
20.11.2010 Bochum / Matrix
21.11.2010 Hamburg / Logo


The Last Felony on tour

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THE LAST FELONY will tour Europe in November with MISERY INDEX, GRAVE, ARSIS and THE ROTTED to promote their just released and critically acclaimed Lifeforce Records debut “Too Many Humans”.

Here are the dates:
MISERY INDEX (co-headline)
GRAVE (co-headline)

presented by Rock Hard, Fuze, Legacy, Metal.de

01.11.10 Netherlands Zaandam @ Kade
02.11.10 Germany Bochum @ Matrix
03.11.10 Germany Hamburg @ Markthalle
04.11.10 Germany Kassel @ Kulturfabrik Salzmann
05.11.10 Germany Berlin @ K17
06.11.10 Poland Zabrze @ Wiatrak
07.11.10 Germany München @ Feierwerk
08.11.10 Slovakia Bratislava @ Randal Club
09.11.10 Czech Rep Ostrava @ Boomerang
10.11.10 Austria Wien @ Viper Room
11.11.10 Slovenia Ljubljana @ Gala Hala
12.11.10 Italy Bruneck/Bolzano @ Ufo
13.11.10 Italy Vicenza @ Mac2
14.11.10 Italy Rome @ Init Club
15.11.10 Switzerland Luzern @ Schüür
16.11.10 TBA
17.11.10 Spain Barcelona @ Mephisto
18.11.10 Spain Madrid @ Ritmo & Compas
19.11.10 Spain Bilbao @ Santana 27 Blue
20.11.10 TBA
21.11.10 France Paris @ Glazart
22.11.10 UK London @ Relentless Garage
23.11.10 Ireland Dublin @ Whelans
24.11.10 UK Plymouth @ White Rabbit
25.11.10 Belgium Gent @ Minus One
26.11.10 Netherlands Tilburg @ 013
27.11.10 Germany Leipzig @ Theaterfabrik

Omnium Gatherum begins recording

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The recording sessions for OMNIUM GATHERUM’s 5th album (and Lifeforce Records debut) started at Astia Studio in Lappeenranta, Finland by Teemu Aalto, and the album will be mixed and mastered at Unisound studio in Örebro, Sweden by the almighty Dan Swanö.  
The studio diary is now online and will be updated constantly, follow this link http://omniumgatherum5th.blogspot.com/

Fordevelse joins Semargl

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KOLDBRANN former drummer Fordervelse joined  SEMARGL
Norwegian drummer Tom V. "Fordervelse" Nilsen (ex-KOLDBRANN, ARVAS)  became a permanent member of Norwegian-Ukrainian pop black metal band  SEMARGL. His debut in this band was when they headlined the annual  festival "Music Bike Ukraine", which took place in the city of  Uzhgorod, July of this year. Shortly after, SEMARGL played the  festival "Devilstone Open Air" in AnykÅ¡Äniai (Lithuania), which also  featured amongst others  MAYHEM, GRAVE, and TANKARD.
Fordervelse commented: "It all started when I accidentally saw a  
YouTube video for the song  "Credo Revolution". It was an unusual  
combination of elements including black metal, electronic and dance  
music. This did not leave me cold! And after listening to their latest  
disc, I was determined to get acquainted with the band. After several  
weeks of communication, I was offered a permanent place as the drummer  
for SEMARGL.  I gladly agreed!"
Video footage of SEMARGL's performance at the "Devilstone Open Air  
2010" festival can be viewed below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF2CsmIb5fo
The band's fourth album "Ordo Bellictum Satanas" was released in March  
via German label Twilight Vertrieb. The CD was recorded at at  
Blacklight Recording Studio in Kiev. Guest musicians on this album  
include: Jonny Maudling (BAL-SAGOTH, MY DYING BRIDE), Nera (DARZAMAT),  

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Transcend signs Elimination

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Transcend are very pleased to announce the latest edition to their label and management roster.

Formed in 2007, Elimination had one vision; to create pure metal devastation. They did just that with the release of their debut EP, 'Welcome to Deathrow' and follow up EP, 'Nightmare Asylum'. Decimating audiences with live performances all over the UK, Elimination have since shared the stage with the likes of Evile, Gama Bomb, Criminal, Wolf, Cauldron, Forbidden, and Accept. April 2010 saw the release of their debut album, 'Destroyed by Creation'. Already described as the best British Thrash album of the year, it bears twelve tracks that expertly combine the melody and brutality that make Heavy Metal great.

Rob Ferguson of Transcend commented – ‘Elimination are pure British Thrash at its very best and are a welcome addition to our stable of straight up home grown Metal acts.  Here at Transcend we always have an eye out for bands with the potential to stick around for the long haul and ride out the affectations of the scene bands.  Elimination have a bunch of killer tunes and an awesome video ready to go which we cannot wait to unleash.  Release details will be announced soon.’

Non Opus Dei - Album details

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Details of NON OPUS DEI new album “Eternal Circle!"

15th September is the release date of new NON OPUS DEI album “Eternal Circle”. Sixth effort of this band originating from Olsztyn, Poland is 30-minut extreme black metal punch in the face. Ten songs filled with anger, passion and electrifying atmosphere. “Eternal Circle” will be releases by Witching Hour Productions as special digipack edition with 40-page hand-sewn booklet presenting visual aspects of the album. One of the graphic elements of booklet will be absinthe wormwood – due to its magical attributes. “Eternal Circle” will also be releases as exclusive 12” transparent vinyl with special insert, limited to 500 units. Whole artwork and design was created by known artist Bartek Rogalewicz (HELLYWOOD.net)

Special website presenting  whole visual concept will appear soon. Meanwhile you can check second song from “Eternal Circle” entitled “Woda Dla Umarłych” – Non Opus Dei is also shooting video to this song which is available from now on at www.witchinghour.pl and www.myspace.com/nonopusdeipoland.

Current Non Opus Dei line-up is:
Klimorh (guitar, vocals, lyrics)
Gonzo (drums)
Budda (guitar)
Rochu (drums)

Recording session started in Bat Studio in Olsztyn where drums were recorded under supervision of Szymon Czech (Nyia, Third Degree) who produced the whole album. Later the band moved to his private studio to record guitar tracks. They finished work at Studio X recording bass and vocals, and returned to Szymon’s studio for mix and mastering. Album was entitled “Eternal Circle” and will hit the stores on 15th September 2010.

Here’s tracklist:
1.Woda Dla Umarłych
2.The Prisioner Of The Worlds
3.Demon Nietzschego
4.Dark Nebula
5.Przystrojona Słońcem
6.Death Hussar Legions
7.Point Zero
8.Galaxy In Her
9.Until The Wheel Stops

Misery Index - European Tour Dates

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MISERY INDEX has announced a four-week headlining European tour starting on November 1st  in the Netherlands. Co-headlining this run is Sweden’s GRAVE and support will come from ARSIS, THE LAST FELONY, and THE ROTTED. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below with more to be announced soon.

MISERY INDEX are touring in support of their brand new album Heirs To Thievery which is currently streaming in its entirety at HeirsToThievery.info. The album is also available for download via Amazon.com for a special, reduced rate during its August $5 promotion.

***All dates from Nov. 1 thru 27 w/ GRAVE, ARSIS, THE LAST FELONY, THE ROTTED***
Nov. 1   Zaandam, Netherlands    Kade
Nov. 2   Bochum, Germany         Matrix
Nov. 3   Hamburg, Germany        Markthalle
Nov. 4   Kassel, Germany           Kulturfabrik Salzmann
Nov. 5   Berlin, Germany             K17
Nov. 6   Zabrze, Poland              Wiatrak
Nov. 7   Munchen, Germany        Feierwerk
Nov. 8   Bratislava, Slovakia        Randal Club
Nov. 9   Ostrava, Czech Rep.      Boomerang
Nov. 10 Wien, Austria                Viper Room
Nov. 11 Ljubljana, Slovenia         Gala Hala
Nov. 12 Bolzano, Italy                Ufo
Nov. 13 Vicenza, Italy                Mac2
Nov. 14 Rome, Italy                    Init Club
Nov. 15 Luzern, Switzerland        Schuur
Nov. 17 Barcelona, Spain           Mephisto
Nov. 18 Madrid, Spain                Ritmo & Compas
Nov. 19 Bilbao, Spain                 Santana 27 Blue
Nov. 21 Paris, France                 Glazart
Nov. 22 London, UK                   Relentless Garage
Nov. 23 Dublin, Ireland                Whelans
Nov. 24 Plymouth, UK                White Rabbit
Nov. 25 Gent, Belgium               Minus One
Nov. 26 Tilburg, Netherlands       013
Nov. 27 Leipzig, Germany           Theaterfabrik

“Misery Index are steadily becoming one of death metal’s most commanding and distinctive bands.”

“Over the years the band has become a constant factor that has never disappointed!”

“So you think ‘Traitors’ was monstrously good? ‘Heirs to Thievery’ is even better!

Heirs to Thievery is a jolt to the system akin to extreme paranoia and wild-eyed rage brought on by a three-day meth binge culminating in a stolen ambulance ride through streets jam packed with Greek rioters in an uproar over the current financial crisis.”