Saturday, October 30, 2010

Imagery - New single

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Imagery launchs new single
Last is available on Myspace and also for free download

After the release of the critically acclaimed self-titled demo, the
brazilian progressive metal band IMAGERY just released a new single. Called
"Last", the music will also be part of the band's debut album coming out in

According to Joceir Bertoni, IMAGERY's vocalist and guitarist, "Last"
summarizes the whole musical search of the band and can be considered as a
sample of what will presented by the band in it's debut album. "Last has
melody, harmony, technique and poetry, elements that we consider essential
for our music. Throughout it's more than eight minutes, we worked this music
alchemy in a way we emphasized each of these elements in the several
passages of the song."

"Last" perfectly encapsulates the term progressive applied to contemporary
rock. IMAGERY musicians knows what really means the progressive genre, often
misunderstood. "But everything happens naturally," notes Joceir. "We do not
seek to follow any textbook about the style, we just let the music flow
naturally. Our influences are very elastic, and this reflects on
compositions like Last, where, through a single theme, we visit different
musical styles like heavy metal, progressive rock, fusion and jazz. And
nothing repeats itself!"

"Last" is available on the band's Myspace page

Nachtgeschrei - New song on-line

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Fans can listen to a brandnew track on

Friday, October 29, 2010

Triumph - 10 albums re-released

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Triumph is one of Canada's greatest Hard Rock bands. With 10 classic albums released between 1976 and 1987, they have left an indelible mark on the history of Hard Rock, Melodic Rock and are nowadays considered among the forefathers of Progressive Metal.

Epitomizing the essence of the Power trio sound: Rik Emmett (guitar and vocals), Mike Levine (bass and keyboards) and Gil Moore (drums and vocals) are regarded as virtuoso musicians in their own right and great entertainers thanks to the Triumph concert spectacle that was second to none.

Frontiers Records is therefore proud to announce that the official reissues of Triumph’s 10 classic albums, in digipak version and with the original tracklistings, will be released on December 3rd.

In The Beginning (1976)
Rock and Roll Machine (1977)
Just a Game (1979)
Progressions of Power (1980)
Allied Forces (1981)
Never Surrender (1983)
Thunder Seven (1984)
Stages (Live) (1985)
The Sport of Kings (1986)
Surveillance (1987)

All CDs have been remastered and feature an extensive booklet including lyrics.

In addition, Frontiers will issue a very limited collector’s edition Box Set entitled “Diamond Collection” which will include all the 10 albums in vinyl replica, and will feature the artwork from the original vinyl edition of the albums.

While future plans remain uncertain for the band, and after the recent reunion shows, the time to re-live the impressive legacy of their music has come. This new set of reissues is a real present to the Triumph fans, both old and new, who now have the opportunity to own these timeless masterpieces of Classic Rock. Enjoy !

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AFM Records News

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EKTOMORF: Special acoustic show in Berlin! Win a ticket!
A very special event will take place in Berlin on November 18th. EKTOMORF will present an exclusive acoustic show infront of an invited audience of the press. Besides there will be the premiere of two new EKTOMORF videoclips taken from the up-coming new album "Redemption" which will be released on December 17. This new record will also be presented in full length at this exclusive setting.

But YOU can be there too!
Because EKTOMORF draw 3 x 2 tickets for their fans to be part of this very special NOT PUBLIC gig!

What do you have to do? Answer folloing question:

How is the latest EKTOMORF album called (which was released in March 2009)?
Send your answers along with your name and your phone number to:

Good Luck!

A LIFE DIVIDED: Snippet of the new single “Heart On Fire”

The Munich-based electro rock group A LIFE DIVIDED stream a snippet of their up-coming single “Heart On Fire” on their MySpace. The single will be released on November 5th.



EKTOMORF:   ILL NIÑO typischen Latin-Rhythmen kombiniert. Auf der Platte „sind einige großartige Songs vertreten,  
ILL NIÑO: “Dead New World” out now

The new ILL NIÑO record „Dead New World“ hit the stores today. The follow-up to 2008’s “Enigma” shows the band’s typical style at its best. Straight heaviness and catchy refrains combined with the ILL NIÑO’s characteristic Latin rhythms. On the new record “there are great songs which makes “Dead New World” definitely worth buying” ( “Dead New World" is available as jewelcase and limited digipak.

“Dead New World“ tracking list:

01. God Is Only For The Dead
02. The Art Of War
03. Against The Wall
04. Mi Revolucion
05. Bleed Like You
06. Serve The Grave
07. If You Were Me
08. Ritual
09. Killing You, Killing Me
10. How Could I Believe
11. Bullet With Butterfly Wings (SMASHING PUMPKINS cover)
12. Scarred

ROSS THE BOSS: “Hailstorm” out now and song on YouTube

Ex-Manowar guitarist and main songwriter Ross „The Boss“ Friedman and his band release their second record today. “Hailstorm” will be available as jewelcase, limited digipak and gatefold LP.

The song “Kingdom Arise” gives some foretaste. Shouldn’t Manowar sound like this today?

“Hailstorm” tracking list:

1. I.A.G.
2. Kingdom Arise
3. Dead Man’s Curve
4. Hailstorm
5. Burn Alive
6. Crom
7. Behold The Kingdom
8. Great Gods Glorious
9. Shining Path
10. Among The Ruins
11. Empire’s Anthem

CRYSTAL VIPER: Studio report, track-by-track and „The Ghost Ship“ free download

The Polish true heavy metal follower CRYSTAL VIPER released their new studio album “Legends” last week. The record is available as jewelcase, limited digipak and vinyl LP.
The song „The Ghost Ship“ can be downloaded exclusively at Classic Rock magazine online. Find out what the song is about in this track-by-track by front singer here.

“Legends” tracking list:

1. The Truth (Intro)
2. The Ghost Ship
3. Blood Of The Heroes
4. Greed Is Blind
5. Sydonia Bork
6. Goddess Of Death
7. Night Of The Sin
8. Secret Of The Black Water
9. A Man Of Stone
10. Black Leviathan
11. TV War (ACCEPT Cover)

ORDEN OGAN: “Vale” re-release, new songs on Facebook and tour dates

The German power metal stars ORDEN OGAN will re-release their sold-out and critically acclaimed debut “Vale” on November 12th. It will be available as a high-quality digipak which features the completely re-mastered album as well as plenty bonus material.

On ORDEN OGANS Facebook page you will find two of the bonus tracks. The folk version of the hit “We Are Pirates” and a re-mastered version of „To New Shores Of Sadness“.
„Vale“ Re-Release tracking list:

1. Graves Bay
2. To New Shores Of Sadness
3. Winds Of Vale
4. Farewell
5. Reality Lost
6. This Is
7. This Was
8. Something Pretending
9. The Lords Of The Flies
10. ... And If You Do Right
11. What I’m Recalling
12. A Friend Of Mine
13. The Candle Lights

Bonus material:
14. We Are Pirates! (Folk Version)
15. Winds Of Vale (Demo)
16. Welcome Liberty (Orchestral Version)
17. The Yearning Remains
Video clip “The Lords Of The Flies” (2010)
”Vale” Comic (PDF)

This winter ORDEN OGAN will kick off a big tour through Europe. First they start supporting Tiamat followed by a tour with Van Canto.

ORDEN OGAN tour dates:

21.10. Marburg (D) - Knubbel
22.10. Hanau (D) - Filli Forever
29.10. Leeuwarden (NL) - Barbaars! Festival (w/ Powerwolf)
31.10. Brilon (D) - Sanchos

25.11. Haarlem (NL) - Partonaat
26.11. Rotterdam (NL) - Baroeg
27.11. Frankfurt (D) - Batschkapp
28.11. Eindhoven (NL) - Dynamo Open Air
29.11. London (UK) - Underworld
30.11. Paris (F) - Trabendo
01.12. Nantes (F) - Ferrailleur
02.12. Montpellier (F) - Secret Place
04.12. Pinarella (IT) - tbc
05.12. Bologna (IT) - tbc
06.12. Pratteln (CH) - Z7
08.12. Vosselar (B) - Biebob
09.12. Hamburg (D) - Markthalle
10.12. tbc (PL)
11.12. Warsaw (PL) - Progresja
12.12. Katowice (PL) - Mega Club
13.12. Brno (CZ) - Faval Club
14.12. Budapest (HU) - Dürer Kert
15.12. München (D) - Backstage
16.12. Essen (D) - Turock
17.12. Glauchau (D) - Alte Spinnerei
18.12. Berlin (D) - K17

22.12. Aschafffenburg (D) - Colos-Saal (w/ Freedom Call)

28.12. Bochum (D) - Matrix
06.01. Frankfurt (D) - Nachtleben
07.01. Köln (D) - Essigfabrik
08.01. Schweinfurt - Stadthalle
09.01. Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik

THE NEW BLACK: Finished works on new album, photosession and tour with Alter Bridge

The German heavy rockers THE NEW BLACK have finished the works on their new album. Here you can have a sneak peak of their latest photosession with pro-photographer Severin Schweiger. Check out the „making-of“ pictures at the band’s Facebook:

THE NEW BLACK are currently on tour with Alter Bridge in Germany:


29.10. D-Hamburg, Markthalle
06.11. D-Köln, E-Werk
25.11. D-München, Theaterfabrik
28.11. D-Frankfurt, Batschkapp
29.11. D-Dortmund, FZW

Prosperity Denied E-card

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Macabre - Tour dates

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MACABRE: “Grim Scary Tales” release information; European tour with Napalm Death and Immolation

To celebrate their 25th anniversary Chicago’s Murder Metal pioneers MACABRE return in their original line-up with a brand new studio album entitled "Grim Scary Tales".

"Grim Scary Tales" is set for a January 31st 2011 European release date and features thirteen tracks of the special Murder Metal blend, thematically dealing on historic (serial)-killers such as Nero and Dracula. With cover art by Scott Jackson from Monster Man Graphics & Rock 'N' Roll Comics fame. More information on the release can be found HERE

Additionally MACABRE is about to embark on an European tour as special guest with NAPALM DEATH – IMMOLATION and WAKING THE CADAVER, starting Thursday November 4h in Hamburg, Germany. During this five week tour, dubbed the "Campaign for musical destruction tour 2010", the band is exclusively selling the new album at these shows. Fans can get their copy way before the late January release date. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found below.

***MACABRE tour dates***
04.11. Hamburg - Logo (Germany)
05.11. Aalborg - Metal Fest (Denmark)
06.11. Berlin - SO36 (Germany)
07.11. Drachten - Iduna (Netherlands)
08.11. Hannover - Bei Chez Heinz (Germany)
09.11. Koln - Underground (Germany)
10.11. Lille - L'Aeronef (France)
11.11. Vaureal - Le Forum (France)
12.11. Rennes - Antipode (France)
13.11. Villava - Sala Totem (Spain)
14.11. Santiago De Compostela - Sala Capitol (Spain)
15.11. Madrid - Sala Live (Spain)
16.11. Badalona - Estraperlo Club (Spain)
18.11. Bologna - Estragon (Italy)
19.11. Geneva - Usine (Switzerland)
20.11. Nimes - Xtrem Rakan Fest (France)
21.11 Basel - Sommercasino (Switzerland)
22.11. Stuttgart - Universum (Germany)
23.11. Klagenfurt - Stereo Club (Austria)
24.11. Ljublijana - Menza Pri Koritu (Slovenia)
25.11. München - Backstage (Germany)
26.11. Kufstein - Kulturfabrik (Austria)
27.11. Eindhoven - Dynamo (Netherlands)
28.11. Wrexham - Central Station (Great Britain)
30.11. Cardiff - Millenium Music Hall (Great Britain)
01.12 Dublin - The Village (Ireland)
02.12. Derby - Old Bell (Great Britian)
03.12. Manchester - Academy (Great Britain)
04.12. La Ferme du Bièreau - Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
05.12. Aachen - Musik Bunker (Germany)
07.12. Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik (Germany)
08.12. Kassel - Kulturfabrik Salzmann (Germany)
09.12. Leipzig - Conne Island (Germany)
10.12. Prague - KC Vltavska (Czech Republic)
11.12. Krakow - Klub Studio (Poland)
12.12. Bratislava - Majesic (Slovakia)
13.12. Würzburg - Postbahnhof (Germany)

Relapse Records News

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KILL THE CLIENT: ‘Set For Extinction’ Streaming Online

Dallas, TX’s KILL THE CLIENT are streaming their brand new album Set For Extinction online now via the band’s MySpace page: Set For Extinction is set for a November 1st international release date, and is available for pre-order on CD and LP now at this location.

TOMBS: ‘Fear Is The Weapon’ Limited Edition Collection To See Release

will release a 14 track collection of early material, tracks from their split with PLANKS, and previously unreleased demos this November via Relapse. This collection, titled Fear Is The Weapon, will see its release on November 9th exclusively through Relapse Mail-order and is up for pre-order now. Fear Is The Weapon will be strictly limited to a one-time pressing of 1,000 copies.

CONTROL DENIED: ‘The Fragile Art Of Existence’ Sees Release; Rare 1999 Demo Posted

CONTROL DENIED’s legendary first album ‘The Fragile Art of Existence’ sees its official international re-issue today. ‘The Fragile Art of Existence’, originally released in 1999 to critical acclaim, has been re-mastered, re-packaged and features liner notes from CONTROL DENIED drummer Richard Christy, never-before-seen photographs, as well as over an hour of previously unreleased demo and rehearsal tracks.

One of those rare demos, a 1999 cut of the band’s “Breaking The Broken” track featuring CONTROL DENIED / DEATH guitarist Chuck Schuldiner on vocals can be heard online now via This version of “Breaking The Broken” appears on the second disc of ‘The Fragile Art of Existence’ expanded re-issue.

Two versions of ‘The Fragile Art of Existence’ re-issue are now available. The worldwide version is a two-CD set including the original album plus a bonus CD of early demo material. The second version is limited to 1,000 copies and is a three-disc set including an extra bonus disc of demo tracks. The complete track listing of songs included in the three-disc set can be found below and photos of the packaging can be found here. This special re-issue package is available exclusively via now.

FUCK THE FACTS: Issue Update On New Album

FUCK THE FACTS have been working on their new full-length and follow-up to their Disgorge, Mexico album and self-released Unnamed EP. The album, titled Die Miserable, is expected to be 9 tracks and roughly 40 minutes in length. FUCK THE FACTS self-recorded the album that is currently being mixed by Craig Boychuk. Die Miserable will see a spring 2011 release date with additional album details and in-studio footage to be posted soon.

FUCK THE FACTS’ Topon Das commented on the new album; “Back in January we put together a little home studio and spent the month tracking a majority of what will be our next full length album. Everything was shelved while we went on various tours, released our ‘Unnamed’ 7” EP and then ‘Disgorge Mexico: The DVD’. But now having all of that out of the way, we are recording the finishing touches of this new album which we have aptly titled ‘Die Miserable’, after the feeling I have every time I need to write a quote about a new album.”

“Mixing will be handled by our long time friend (aka: sucker) Craig Boychuk. He’s pretty much had his hands and ears on almost everything we’ve recorded over the last few years, so we feel confident that he won’t totally fuck it up. We’re not very good at rushing out our full lengths, so we’re thinking this should see the light of day in the spring of 2011.”

“Keep an eye out for more updates, videos, blogs and all that shit bands put up when a new album is coming out. Even if our album isn’t any good, the garbage we’ll be posting to hype it up will be awesome.”

Thursday, October 28, 2010

ProgPower USA 2011

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EVERGREY and VANDEN PLAS will perform at the ProgPower USA XII kick-off show on Thursday, September 15, 2011 as part of the annual event's festivities. The returning fan favorites will co-headline the night and will each perform a 90-plus-minute special set. There will be no opening act. In addition, EVERGREY will play an acoustic show as part of Mid-Week Mayhem on Wednesday, September 14, with metal karaoke immediately following to round out the night. Due to the intimate nature of the setting, only 200 tickets will be made available to the public. VANDEN PLAS will also perform a semi-acoustic show on Saturday, September 17 as part of the exclusive "Gold Badge Series" of shows. Tickets for this show are not available to public, as ProgPower USA XII Gold Badge tickets are sold out.

North America's premier progressive and power metal festival returns to Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia on September 16-17, 2011 with the following confirmed bands:

* THERION (U.S. exclusive)
* ARCTURUS (U.S. exclusive)
* DREAM EVIL (U.S. exclusive)
* LABYRINTH (U.S. exclusive)
* MOB RULES (U.S. exclusive)
* ELDRITCH (U.S exclusive)
* RED CIRCUIT (U.S. exclusive)
* HAKEN (U.S. exclusive)

Ticket information for all nights will be announced soon on the festival web site.

Disbelief - December Tour

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Jagger/DISBELIEF: "Disbelief are proud to announce that they've found new bandmembers: Corny Althammer, drums (Ahab, Deadeyedsleeper) and Wolfgang Rothbauer, guitar (In Slumber, Third Moon). Both will join DISBELIEF live for the first time on the upcoming tour  with Six Feet Under in December! Furthermore Alex Hagenauer from Soul Demise will help Disbelief out on the guitar."

HASTUR (I) + Supports
01.12. Koeln (Ger) Essigfabrik          
02.12. Adelsheim (Ger) Live Factory  
03.12. Berlin (Ger) K  17 
04.12. Glauchau (Ger) Alte Spinnerei  
05.12. Cham (Ger) L.A.
06.12. Ljubljana (Slo) Gala Hala Metelkova 
07.12. Wien (A) Szene         
09.12. Graz (A) Explosiv  
10.12. Aigen (A) Kikas 
11.12. Bischofswerda (Ger) East Club         
12.12. Kassel (Ger) Kulturfabrik Salzmann

Seventh Wonder - New album December 3

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One of the most anticipated releases in the progressive metal genre is released on December 3rd 2010.  Having built a reputation as one of the most exciting, skilled and enthralling metal acts currently on the scene as well as making a name for themselves with potent live performances Sweden Rock  Festival and two shows at the prestigious ProgPower USA, Swedish progressive metal masters Seventh Wonder have raised the bar even further with “The Great Escape”.

This spectacular new album is a continuation of where the band left us last with 2008’s “Mercy Falls”. The band’s trademark first class melodies and great choruses are still in focus along with astonishing lead work from all musicians throughout the CD.   Yet there is for the first time in Seventh Wonder history a really epic track on the album with the adventurous title track that clocks in at 30 minutes.

The story of this track is based on the epic space saga Aniara, written in 1956 by Swedish Nobel Prize winner Harry Martinson.  The band even obtained written permission from the author’s daughter who holds the copyright, to use phrases from the original book after hearing a few Seventh Wonder tracks and liked them. The rest of the lyrics on the album sees the bands usual wide variety of topics dealing with everyday life and challenges in our modern society, as well as more fictional stories and historical themes. Some other novel musical excursions also appear on the album, while staying true to the Seventh Wonder formula of writing music.

Sonically the new album is somewhat drier than its predecessor “Mercy Falls” and in that sense more reminiscent of the sound on “Waiting In The Wings”, a more guitar driven sound. The sound is still very clear such that all instruments are clearly audible, as we have come to expect from Seventh Wonder releases with the album being a great reflection of the power the band possess in the live arena.

Never an act to stand still the band wanted to try something new this time. The new stuff constitutes about half of the albums playing time and is made up of the aforementioned epic title track on one hand and the slow, almost poppy song “Long Way Home” on the other, featuring Jenny Karevik on additional vocals and Andreas Blomqvist playing fretless bass, adding to the different feel of the track. If these two tracks represent the new flavour, then the rest of the songs are exactly what you would expect from Seventh Wonder, only newer and better.

 In the build up to release the band made their first promotional video for the song “Alley Cat” which scored over 20,000 hits on YouTube within 14 days of upload and at the time of writing has had over 35,000 hits.   A clear sign the band are ready to move to the next level in terms of popularity.

“The Great Escape” features some new flavours for the Seventh Wonder fans indeed, but always staying true to the formula that have gained them thousands of fans around the globe; -technically advanced progressive metal with hooks and melodies to die for.

01. Wiseman.
02. Alley Cat.
03. The Angelmaker.
04. King of Whitewater.
05. Long Way Home.
06. Move on Through.
07. The Great Escape.

Andreas Blomqvist – Bass
Johan Liefvendahl – Guitar
Tommy Karevik – Vocals
Andreas Söderin – Keyboards
Johnny Sandin - Drums

Music & arrangements by: Seventh Wonder.
Lyrics by: Blomqvist / Karevik.
Recorded by: Seventh Wonder and Johan Larsson.
Mixed and mastered by: Erik Mårtensson. []
Artwork and concept by: Johan Larsson [].
Additional vocals by: Jenny Karevik and Johan Larsson .
Violin on ‘King of Whitewater’ by: Arto Järvelä.


Praying Mantis turns up the heat

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Praying Mantis turn up the heat for Halloween!

Come join the WITCH HUNT and watch the legend burn:

Praying Mantis have just celebrated their 30th Anniversary. The band were a landmark in the founding’s of  the New Wave of British Heavy Metal era, appearing on the legendary Metal for Muthas 1 Compilation as well as touring alongside legends Iron Maiden and Angel Witch.

To celebrate their 30th Anniversary, the band are releasing their awesome never been released new single WITCH HUNT as a FREE DOWNLOAD for 5 days available via itunes starting on the 29th October 2010.

This will be followed by a Special Limited Edition EP in late November 2010 which will include a number of their classic tracks!

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Label news....

CRUSHING BLOW are our FIRST french band signed to our label and we're really PROUD of that !!! 7 years after their first album "Far Away", the band is back with a new female singer & a new album called "Cease Fire" ! We have NO doubt that their hi-class refined Heavy-Metal will please all into bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Helloween, Doro... METAL combined with CLASS !!!
> Click HERE to order their new album  "Cease Fire" !!!

WITCHCURSE have just unleashed their debut album "Heavy Metal Poison" on CD thru INFERNÖ Records one month ago and the responses from the underground press & maniacs worldwide are just beyond all expectations ! The band is now currently preparing their European Tour for 2011... Dates are planned for Bulgaria, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Spain and Portugal.. Gigs organisers can contact the band for more infos !
> click HERE to order their album "Heavy Metal Poison" !!!

Two years after we released for Europe their album "Hell Only Knows" that quickly went sold-out and got many & many very positive reviews from the underground press, Chilean Leather Rebels VASTATOR decided to work with us again for the release of their new album "Machine Hell"… 11 songs of outstanding dark pounding & incisive Heavy Metal !!!  Feat. Guest appearances of Veronica FREEMAN (Benedictum) and Metal Mike (Halford, Painmuseum, Testament)… Pure HEAVY METAL to the BONE !!!
> click HERE to order their new album "Machine Hell" !!!

Things are doing good for bulgarian RAMPART !!! The album "Voice Of The Wilderness" is getting more & more great responses from the underground press and the band got interviewed in the new issue of NOIZZ EATER Magazine which is one of the BEST underground magazines dealing with TRUE Hard-Rock & Heavy-Metal band ! Your can get your hard copy or download for free the issue from ! RAMPART will also appear with another interview in British Magazine FIREWORKS in the December issue and on the magazine's compilation with "Mirror To Dreams".  The band also appears in a Tribute compilation to Helloween/Gamma Ray called "Helloray" with the song "Just A Little Sign" that you can listen on the band's page... At the moment, the band is working on the follower to "Voice Of The Wilderness" to be released in 2011.... Stay tuned !!!
> click HERE to order their album "Voice Of The Wilderness" !!!

BUTCHER - the BEAST from Arizona, USA is returning 14 years after the classic album "Iron Tiger" ! The new album will be released thru INFERNÖ Records - date release is November 20th, 2010 !!!  "Welcome To The Night" is not only the band's second album but your WORST Nightmare EVER !!! "Welcome To The Night" is made of 14 songs based on your deepest & darkest fears ! Ferocious, Vicious & Hard Rocking ! No doubt this new album will soon be considered as a milestone in the Heavy-Metal History !

You have been very numerous asking for some news about Japanese Samurais HELLHOUND… Find below the very last news we got from the band (as stated on their myspace page), since bassist Swordmaster left the band… no other news has been sent to us… "Swordmaster, the bassist/one of the HELLHOUND founders left the band after the show at Sakae Tightrope, Nagoya on May 3rd, 2010. We deeply appreciate all of his efforts and major contribution to us HELLHOUND for these years, and really wish him a future success. We still haven't reached any decisions as for the replacement and our future plans yet, but will soon get prepared for the production of the forthcoming new album anyway. We'll keep you updated.
HELLHOUND June 1st, 2010"

> click HERE to order their album "Metal Fire From Hell" !!!

Other news....

Canadian SKULL FIST are about to hit Europe for some dates in January 2011 ! Don’t miss this awesome band if you’re into old-school heavy-metal ! They got the talent & attitude and will kick your ass ! They’ll play METAL ASSAULT Festival in Würzburg/Germany and more dates in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany will soon be announced ! Stay tuned and look for the new dates to be soon announced on !!!!
November 13th, 2010 - Torreilles (France)

Proudly presented by PYRENEAN METALHEADS Records, this bill gathers some of the most exciting french bands of the moment ! RESISTANCE, HÜRLEMENT, LONEWOLF & KILLERS !!! Dont' miss it !
Click on the bill to enlarge for all details !!!


Pictavia's ugliest bastards MANZER will soon invade ASIA for three dates !
- 06/11/2010 - The Rock Pub (Bangkok - Thailand) - w/ Abigail, Funeral in Heaven, Goatchrist 666, Orator & Zygoatsis
- 10/11/2010 - Russian Cultural Centre (Dhaka, Bangladesh) - w/ Orator, Vetust & Viral Oppression
- 14/11/2010 - Clancy's Bar (Colombo, Sri Lanka) - w/ Fallen Grace, Funeral in Heaven & Pariah Demise


RAZORWYRE hailing from New Zealand are definitely a band you have to check out ! Heavily influenced by Thrash Metal, Heavy-Metal and a very pleasant touch from the NWOBHM style, this band will make you rock fuckin' HARD !!! The band have just released a 5-song mini-CD called "Coming Out" you can download for free on or if you're a die-hard maniac, you'll buy it from them as it also available on CD ! We'll do our best to get some copies for our mailorder to please your metallic needs !!!

... that's all fiends - now you can BURN IN HELL !!!!

Calm Hatchery reveals cover artwork

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CALM HATCHERY reveals cover artwork and tracklist for “Sacrilege Of Humanity”! New song available for streaming on Myspace!
CALM HATCHERY, death metal quintet from northern Poland, featuring past and present members of Dead Infection or Tehace has finished putting final touches on their new, second album, entitled „Sacrilege Of Humanity”. The band signed worldwide deal with Selfmadegod, and the album shall hit the stores on 15th November 2010. ). Cover artwork was designed by Mentalporn (Deathstars, Behemoth). On band’s Myspace page ( third song – “We Are The Universe” - from new album was made available for streaming
Band’s guitar player, Huzar, comments on the content of new release: „Our new album is quite diverse. We tried to combine technically advanced parts with some kind of simplicity and directness to get better contrast and avoid being monotonous. There are also some solutions that put more space into music – just to step aside for a moment from death metal standards. There is also lots of melodies , but the album is still uncompromising. “Sacrilege Of Humanity” doesn’t promote hate, but is rather cumulating some form of cosmic energy flowing from minds of five people. We are aware that everything surrounding us is cosmic, and we’re just a small part of it…” 
„Sacrilege Of Humanity” is technical, brutal death metal inspired by such genre leaders as Nile, Morbid Angel, Decapitated or Immolation. Flawless sound of second Calm Hatchery is guaranteed by Hertz Studio, Bialystok where the album was recorded and supervised by Wiesławscy Bros (Behemoth, Vader, Hate).

1.Rattlesnake’s Dream
2.Sea Of Truth
4.We Are The Universe
5.Mirror Giants
6.Hymn Of The Forgotten
8.Lost In The Sands
9.Those Who Were
10.Shine For The Chosen One
11.The Blood Of Stalingrad
Calm Hatchery debuted 4 years ago with „El Alamein” album. Recently the band achieved quite big success wining on 20th August Rock Generacja festival and having the opportunity to present itself next day in Koszalin Amphitheatre together with Vader and Napalm Death.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

J.S. Soto - Live album in December

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Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of JEFF SCOTT SOTO’s double live album “Live at Firefest 2008” on December 3rd 2010. Firefest has become a pivotal event in the Melodic Rock season in Europe. Born from the ashes of the ‘Gods of AOR’ festival, Firefest started in 2004 and not only did they continue the tradition of Europe’s finest Melodic Rock/AOR festivals, but exceeded all previous expectations.

Not many bands have the chance to play on ‘that’ stage nowadays and when Bruce Mee and Kieran Dargan have realized the demand for particular artists to continuing rounding up annually. Jeff Scott Soto was no stranger to ‘that’ stage. He performed at the Gods festival in 2002 putting up an amazing show that was mirrored with a live CD/DVD. So when the call came to Jeff about the new and continued version of this proven festival, he wasted no time in answering “Of course!”.

But not all good things come easily… “Unfortunately the date clashed with my commitments touring with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in the US for their annual Winter Tour” recalls Jeff. “This meant a week of 12 hour rehearsals in the US, leaving on a Friday to land in London on a Saturday morning, bee-line it up to Nottingham for 4 hours in traffic, meet with the band for 30 minutes, as they were wrapping up the ONLY rehearsal we had prior to the show (the last time we had played together was nearly a year prior!), straight to the venue and onstage within the next hour!”

But once onstage, the warmth of the crowd and the energy transmitted by the electricity of the event was such that Jeff and his band stormed through our 70 minute set like gangbusters! It was the first time the songs from the “Beautiful Mess” album were performed in Europe and the last show the original JSS band featuring Howie Simon on guitar, Dave Dzialak on drums and Gary Schutt on bass played together.

In JSS words: “Here it is in all its glory, a little extra something for you all to help me remember this wonderful night of music and memories”.

“Live at Firefest 2008” tracklisting includes:
CD1: 21st Century; Colour My XTC (prelude); Soul Divine; Drowning; Our Song; DD Solo; Guitar Jam; Mountain; Eyes Of Love; Testify; Broken Man.
CD2: Hey; Crazy; Piano Medley (If This Is The End, Nobody Said It Was Easy, 4 U); Gin & Tonic Sky; I'll Be Waiting; Funky Medley (Play That Funky Music, Jungle Boogie, The Roof Is On Fire, Brick House, Shake Your Booty, Kung Fu Fighting, Yo Baby Yo, Macho Man, Ice Ice Baby, Stayin’ Alive, Another One Bites The Dust, Walk This Way, My Love, My Friend)

The songs “21st Century” and “Eyes Of Love” can exclusively be listened in full in streaming on the Frontiers Web radio. Tune in at:


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

King's X - Live release details

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KINGS X Reveal Details for ‘Live Love in London’ 2CD/DVD Release; launch new DVD trailer on youtube!

Rock legends KING’S X are back and better than ever, currently wrapping up a co-headlining run with thrash legends ACCEPT in the US! In 2011, the prog titans will unleash a brand new album on the masses but – just in time for the holidays – the band will release ‘Live Love in London’, a 2CD/DVD package featuring some of the greatest hits from the past 30 years. This incredible release features two hours of the KING’S X’s greatest hits live such as “Over My Head,” “Goldilox,” “Pray,” and more!

International music critics and rock gourmets agree: King’s X is among the most unusual acts in the history of rock music. Their technical skills are above reproach, and their creativity has impressed fans and media alike. Next to Rush, there is currently no other rock trio capable of producing such a dense and at the same time transparent sound. The musicians from Texas continue to lend, with amazing elegance, a noticeable lightness to their powerful and dynamic compositions. Live Love in London showcases this talent, a prime example of King’s X’s incredible live show of classic groove rock featuring great melodies with vocal harmonies, driving rhythms and tough guitars

‘Live Love in London’ is the first-ever official KING’S X live DVD and it was recorded in January 2009 at the Electric Ballroom in London. As of today it is available throughout Europe in three different formats (as 2 CD/DVD Ltd. Ed. Deluxe Digipak, 2CD Standard Version and DVD Standard Version).´

To give you an idea what to expect, KING’S X just launched a brand new DVD trailer via youtube. Head over to to check it out and be sure to pick up your copy of ‘Live Love in London’ in stores today!

KING’S X – Live Love In London DVD1 Groove Machine
2 Alright
3 Pleiades
4 Move
5 What Is This?
6 Lost In Germany
7 Black Flag
8 Pray
9 Dogman
10 Go Tell Somebody
11 Julie
12 Looking For Love
13 Summerland
14 Over My Head
15 It’s Love
16 We Were Born To Be Loved
17 Goldilox
18 Visions
19 Moanjam

KING’S X – Live Love In London (2CD)
1. Groove Machine
2. Alright
3. pleiades
4. Move
5. What Is This?
6. Lost In Germany
7. Black Flag
8. Pray
9. Dogman
10. Go Tell Somebody
11. Julie

12. Looking For Love
13. Summerland
14. Over My Head
15. It’s Love
16. We Were Born To Be Loved
17. Goldilox
18. Visions
19. Moanjam

Line-Up:Ty Tabor (guitars, vocals)
Dug Pinnick (bass, vocals)
Jerry Gaskill (drums, vocals)

Discography:Out of the Silent Planet (1988)
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska (1989)
Faith Hope Love (1990)
King’s X (1992)
Dogman (1994)
Ear Candy (1996)
Best of (1997)
Tapehead (1998)
Please Come Home...Mr Bulbous (2000)
Manic Moonlight (2001)
Black like Sunday (2003)
Live all over the Place (2004)
Ogre Tones (2005)
XV (2008)
Live Love In London DVD (2010)

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LCM Promotion News

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The Swedish melodic Supermetal band 7DAYS are back with their long awaited 2nd album - INTO FOREVER. 7DAYS is a must album for all lovers of AVANTASIA,SYMPHONY X & AYREON. Featuring a killer line-up with members from THERION, DIVINEFIRE, HARMONY, DARK WATER, MURDER OF MY SWEET, ROYAL HUNT, ROB ROCK & NARNIA.

ReinXeed - The Swedish melodic power metal band are back with their 3rd album MAJESTIC. The album scored 88 points in BURRN! MAGAZINE in JAPAN and reached top positions on JAPANESE METAL CHARTS for several months. The 22 year young Tommy Johansson guitar & vocal hero in ReinXeed & GOLDEN RESURRECTION reaching new fans all over the world with his exceptionell guitarplaying and vocal talents.

JOHNNY LENNARTSSON GROUP - THE NEW CLASSIC ROCK AND POWER HOUSE TRIO SENSATION FROM SWEDEN. Feel The Fire is the title of the debut album and what you get is melodic classic rock in the finest way. The musical influences are  MICHAEL LANDAU, JEFF BECK, JOE BONAMASSA, BLACK COUNTY COMMUNION & STEVE LUKATHER.

Nyt Oliver Weers album i januar

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OLIVER WEERS udgiver nyt album d. 9. januar 2011, men løfter allerede nu sløret for hvad der er i vente

 (Foto: Kristian Ødegaard Jensen)

OLIVER WEERS tryllebandt første gang det danske publikum med sin karismatiske stemme i X-factor tilbage i 2008. Mange erindrer nok hans løvebrøl af en stemme, der sidenhen banede vejen for hans første album ”Get Ready”. Udgivelsen, der bl.a. havde legenderne Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) og Tommy Aldridge (Ozzy, Whitesnake) på bas og trommer, blev rost af anmelderne herhjemme. Efterfølgende spillede OLIVER WEERS support for Motley Crüe og Whitesnake under deres besøg i Danmark, begge gange i KB Hallen. ”Get Ready” blev kort efter udgivet i Europa og licenseret til Japan med succes, hvor der også fulgte rigtig pæne ord med fra Japans to største magasiner Burrn og Player.

OLIVER WEERS’ næste udspil er døbt ”Evil’s Back” og er et album spækket med 12 sange, der bevæger sig over hårdt skårede riffs, fængende hooklines, til bløde ballader alle tilsat en vokal, der vil blæse lytteren bagover. Albummet er skabt i samarbejde med Anders Borre (bas og producer), Anders Bo (guitar), Morten Hellborn (trommer) og Laki Ragazas (guitar), der alle har været en del af OLIVER WEERS’ live besætning. Kristian Thomsen, der tidligere har siddet bag pulten for bl.a. Black City og A Kid Hereafter, har mixet ”Evil’s Back” og udtaler: ”Evil's Back” er en symfoni af uforfalsket hard-rock samt overmenneskelige vokalpræstationer. Det mest autentiske album jeg har arbejdet med.”

OLIVER WEERS om ”Evil’s Back”: ”Med det nye album kan folk forvente mere dybde og tungere toner. Ikke tung i en metal kontekst men med et mere detaljeret og spændende touch. Tekstuniverset har et udgangspunkt i den globale krise og det skifte, der sker i folks opførsel overfor hinanden, for vi er alle i samme båd uanset, hvor du kigger hen. Jeg tror og håber, at lytteren derude kan relatere til mine tekster, men derudover formår at lave sine egne fortolkninger af sangene.”

”Evil’s Back” udgives på Target Records d. 9. januar 2011 i Danmark og p.t. forhandles med internationale samarbejdspartnere omkring den udenlandske udgivelsesdato, men allerede nu kan man få en forsmag på, hvad der venter ved at hente nummeret ”All My Life”. Nummeret kan downloades gratis på her. Udgivelsen vil blive fulgt op af en tour på de danske spillesteder i foråret 2011 og efterfølgende Europa-tour.

Et par af de mange lovprisninger ”Get Ready” fik med på vejen af den danske presse:

”Hold kæft hvor bliver jeg i godt humør af hans tonstunge debut…” – 5 stjerner, BT

”Anden pladekunstner i DR's X Factor-programmer leverer stærk debut… forfriskende og iørefaldende…” – 4 stjerner, GAFFA

”En lovende debut fra en stærk sanger...Kan blive Danmarks næste heavyhåb efter Volbeat” – 4 stjerner, Nordjyske Stiftstidende

Monday, October 25, 2010

Primodial - Update on album recordings

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PRIMORDIAL post update on drum position and album recordings!
A.A. Nemtheanga – singer of Irish Pagan Metallers PRIMORDIAL – has posted an update about what is going on in the bands camp.

"It’s been a while since my last confession. Joking aside it really has been a long time since our last transmission and the reasons are manifold and really pretty simple. This has been one of the most tumultuous years in the band since the mid nineties. The wheels very nearly came clean off, so where do I start.

We can’t go any further without clearing up the drummer situation. Truth is, we had an incident in Greece that if you follow or know anything about the band has been well documented so we won’t go into again. Simon had some real problems that night, firstly we thank the Greek fans for their understanding and we will be back in 2011. Yes it’s true in the aftermath of that we auditioned some drummers and I must also thank everyone who applied from abroad, the Irish drummers we did play with and everyone who sent us emails and messages wishing us strength and asking after Simon.

Suffice is to say Simon is the drummer of Primordial and I have no doubt this will never change, he is fit and well and we rehearsed yesterday. For our own piece of mind we had to audition people and in hindsight maybe something positive came out of it in that we had to put the album recording back and I feel we will be better prepared. We all of course have a long history together of over two decades in various personal combinations and to put it mundanely you go through ups and downs and this year has had more than it’s fair share of downs. For the first time in years we played a few very average shows and by our own admission became unfocused. Yet as always we regroup, our own biggest critics and in one month we enter the studio to record album number seven.

We would like to extend massive thanks to Gareth Averill for filling in at short notice for a fistful of gigs over the summer. In case you didn’t know he’s the guy who shot and edited our dvd and as you may recognise, my cousin. He stood up to the plate and in a couple of days learned our set, having been a session drummer in the Irish indie/rock scene for a decade. The whole experience and auditioning drummers at the very least gave us a greater insight into the dynamic that makes Primordial Primordial and that dynamic belongs to all five of us. We may have stand ins for shows now and again because we are not a professional band nor make a living from it and life gets in the way of us all doing every show but we realised that replace one of the five of us creatively and Primordial is not Primordial.

For the foreseeable future Cathal Murphy is going to be behind the kit live, making his debut with us at the end of the month in Spain and Portugal. Simon is just taking a break for a short while, nothing more and nothing less. This will be our first time in Madrid and Barcelona since 2000 when we played with Immortal. Been way too long.

Touring and festival plans are being thrown about now for 2011, hopefully some more news very soon.

The new songs are coming thick and fast at this stage as studio time is approaching. Sometimes I really wish we made a living from the band so could take more time than the snatches of rehearsal we get but that said we also thrive on some pressure and it seems to give the songs some extra edge. Foel Studios in Wales is booked for two sessions in November and December. Looking forward to a Welsh Indian Winter. Bring on the monsoon season."

Portrait to enter the studio

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PORTRAIT to play final show in Helsinki before entering studio for album recordings!

Swedish Heavy Metal fanatics PORTRAIT will play Helsinki on November 12th and will enter the studio shortly after. Read the update from the band:

"On November 12th, Portrait returns to Helsinki to play the Helvation Festival together with among others Grand Magus. This will be the last show to be performed before the recording of the new album, and the first time the material is performed live. See all you Finnish maniacs there! Some new merchandise stock just in: The limited picture disc version of the debut LP, plus new patches. Check the 'releases' section on the website for details.

Lastly, all European booking errands should henceforth be directed to the Elastic Artists Agency"