Saturday, April 30, 2011

Symphony X posts second new song

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“Dehumanized,” a new track off of the upcoming SYMPHONY X album Iconoclast, is now available for streaming on the band’s Facebook page;

SYMPHONY X’s digital single will go on sale on May 3rd; details will soon be announced.  Iconoclast is SYMPHONY X’s eighth studio album and will be available in Europe on June 17th, in North America on June 21st, and in Japan on June 22nd.

Illustrator and film concept artist Warren Flanagan (Watchmen, The Incredible Hulk, 2012) is the talent behind the artwork for the digital
single and the album.   Iconoclast is the follow-up to 2007’s Paradise
Lost, which has sold over 60,000 copies in North America.

SYMPHONY X are six shows into their North American headlining tour with Boston‘s Powerglove and Montreal’s Blackguard.  The band have performed several songs from the new album in Europe and are playing an extended set for their American and Canadian fans.  They play Peabody’s in Cleveland tonight.  Remaining tour dates for are as follows:

04/29/11  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
04/30/11  Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
05/01/11  Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
05/02/11  Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
05/04/11  Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
05/06/11  Showbox – Seattle, WA
05/07/11  Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
05/08/11  The Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
05/10/11  House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
05/11/11  Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
05/13/11  Trees – Dallas, TX
05/14/11  Scout Bar – Houston, TX
05/15/11  Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
05/17/11  The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL
05/18/11  Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
05/19/11  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
05/20/11  Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
05/21/11  Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
05/22/11  Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

Friday, April 29, 2011

New Dream Theater drummer announced

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Mike Mangini

Watch a Communic album trailer

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The Norwegian metalers from COMMUNIC have uploaded the first album trailer for their upcoming album „The Bottom Deep“!

Check it out at and stay tuned for more!

The music of the exceptional band from Norway includes many elements from various metal genres. Their grasp for variety of power, melody, and intelligent lyrics with a highly progressive musical approach made COMMUNIC one of the best newcomers for years! If you like progressiv metal, there is no way without COMMUNIC!!

„The Bottom Deep“ will be out July 22, 2011 via Nuclear Blast!

Above Symmetry posts video clip

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Norway’s acclaimed Prog Metal youngsters ABOVE SYMMETRY have just re-released their impressing 2010 “Ripples” debut all over Europe via InsideOutMusic on April 25th, 2011. This re-launched version of the album includes slightly modified artwork with the stellar original 10 songs as well as 3 special additional audio tracks and a video clip enhancement as bonus. Here is the exact tracklisting:

ABOVE SYMMETRY – “Ripples” CD (69:24) 1. Intro (1:30)
2. Ripples (6:33)
3. Do I Dare? (5:31)
4. Remorse (6:21)
5. Between Black & White (8:12)
6. Catatonic Coma (5:44)
7. Torn Apart (4:58)
8. Traces Inside (7:51)
9. Reflections (2:03)
10. The Purpose (5:58)
11. Trails Of Clarity (5:42) *
12. Traces Inside [Edit] (4:13) *
13. Ripples [Edit] (4:48) *
+ Traces Inside [Video-Clip Enhancement] (4:20) *
    Bonus Tracks

    The full “Ripples” album can be currently streamed and checked out via AOL’s music website here: - Goldmine Magazine is offering a free download of the album’s main promotional song “Traces Inside” as their special “download of the week” here: Additionally, the video clip for “Traces Inside” has now been launched online at InsideOutMusic’s Youtube channel for everyone to see: ABOVE SYMMETRY’s debut full-length album “Ripples” was recorded in their home-studio in Skien, Norway, and later on mixed and mastered to sonic perfection at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden by Jens Bogren, who has previously produced bands such as Opeth, Paradise Lost, Hammerfall or Symphony X. Bogren was obviously impressed by the potential of the young musicians and comments on “Ripples” as follows: “The debut album from these guys is one of the best progressive metal albums I've heard in a looong time! Since 1992, to be exact! It was an honor helping the band getting the album the way they deserve." By the end of 2010, the band’s energetic front man had entered the “X Factor Norway” TV show / contest, which was broadcasted with large national buzz and despite the massive amount of competition in talent shows such as this, Atle was runner-up on the show’s finals, a testament to what a great singer and performer he is. “I never expected to do so well,” he commented after the results were announced. “It’s been a lot of hard work but a lot of fun though, and the publicity surrounding the show has also been helpful in raising the band’s profile in our home country.”ABOVE SYMMETRY additionally checked in with a status report on their current activities as follows: "It’s been a busy year for our front man Atle since he finished X-Factor in Dec 2010 with a fantastic 2nd place. He is working hard and constantly booked on TV shows and various other projects. Of course we are proud of him, as it will introduce our band and our music to a far bigger new audience. Nevertheless we are already starting to work on new material as we speak and plan to have the follow-up album written and ready by end of the year. For now we are also very excited that Atle will sing with Kamelot in Oslo in front of thousands of fans - another step to get our music heard! We would like to play a one-off show in Oslo in summer and are working on a few festival appearances, so fans have a chance to see us live again at last." Atle’s guest appearance with Kamelot takes place on May 14th, 2011 at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, Norway. ABOVE SYMMETRY Line-Up:Atle Pettersen – Vocals Robin Ognedal – Guitars Rein T. Blomquist – Bass Nickolas Main Henriksen – Keyboards Joachim Strøm Ekelund – Drums Further information on ABOVE SYMMETRY and “Ripples” can be found on: (Newly launched! Please “like”!) InsideOutMusic

Chrome Division posts the making of...

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Norwegian doomsday rock n roller CHROME DIVISION (featuring Shagrath/DIMMU BORGIR and Shady Blue aka Athera/SUSPERIA) just posted the official making of the upcoming video clip for the song „Bulldogs Unleashed“.
Bulldogs Unleashed“ comes off the brand new album „3rd Round Knockout“ which marks the bands first one to feature Shady Blue on vocals and will be released May 6, 2011 via Nuclear Blast.

Dream Theater's drummer audition documentary

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The 3rd and final episode of Dream Theater's drummer audition
documentary, "The Spirit Carries On", will be available TODAY
(Friday, April 29th) at 11 AM EST at Roadrunner Records'
YouTube Channel!

If you're in Germany, please use the following links to watch
the first 2 episodes:

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Listenable signs Sarah Jezebel Deva

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After spending 14 years in Cradle Of Filth as a backing singer, she also spent 6 years in Therion and Mortiis. Sarah has sung on over 35 albums with bands including The Kovenant , The Gathering, Mystic Circle, Trigger The Bloodshed and many others. In 2005, joined forces with Chris Rehn and created Angtoria and received an amazing response in Europe.

Although under her solo name, SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA is a touring band and a tight one. "The Corruption Of Mercy"will be released in late June

Sarah comments: 
"We are extremely proud and excited to announce that we have signed a 3 album deal with the mighty Listenable Records. We have slowly been writing the new album "The Corruption Of Mercy" over the last 12 months, in between shows and other musical priorities at Escape Route Studio's in Essex, England. A majority of the album was written by myself and Dan Abela but further down the line, we enlisted the help of Pzy Clone from The Kovenant for his amazing orchestrations and programming. Pzy Clone truly was the icing on the cake for this album. In our eyes, this album should have been the first cd released under the SJD name and we feel its totally on par with Angtoria's "God Has A Plan For Us All". The release date will be June 20th and it couldn't come sooner for us! "

Dan Abela - Guitars,
Jamie Abela - Drums,
Jonny Gray - Guitars,
Ablaz - Bass,
Sarah Jezebel Deva - Vocals

More info and new album songs will be posted shortly on

Nightfall adds two members

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Greek symphonic death metal gods NIGHTFALL proudly announce two new members on board their mighty trireme! Constantine on guitar and Stathis Ridis on bass. They both took their baptism of fire in recent show April 8 giving their best on stage.

The newcomers commented as follows:

"Hello fans of Nightfall!
I'm more than happy to announce you that now I'm part of the Athenean conspiracy. I have been a huge Nightfall fan myself since their very first steps and it's actually a dream come true for me playing with this band. Nightfall is now stronger than ever along with their best album release and line-up, ready to unleash the massive hordes of Astron Black! See you on the road."


Check Constantine on the links below:

"Greetings to all
I am extremely delighted to inform you that i have joined the legendary Death Metal band Nightfall! It is a great honor for me to share the stage with them for this killer album and I believe that Nightfall will undoubtedly be one of the most rewarding experience of my career."

Stathis Ridis

Check Stathis Ridis on the links below:

Here's an update from the Lizzy Borden camp

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"2010 was an amazing year for LIZZY BORDEN touring in Europe, Japan and the States with our "Appointment with death show". The festivals and headline dates in every country were all very special to us in one way or another. This was all possible due to our very well received "Appointment With Death" record.

We created two epic video’s that aired on MTV (one of which was nominated for video of the year on headbangers ball) and a brand new stage show that proved to everyone that this was a new era for Lizzy Borden. The Appointment with death show and record took a giant leap forward into a whole new generation of fans all around the world. (Don't miss our year end summary video). We are now in the writing process for a new Lizzy Borden record as well as new video’s and a brand new stage show soon to follow.

Because we do not wish to repeat ourselves we are taking our time with this new release to make sure we create songs that inspire us for the visual medium as well as our usual audio mayhem. This new record is already heading in a more (individual) song oriented direction, and it is my hope that we end up with at least ten new songs that can stand on their own and will be the soundtrack for our new generation of Lizzy Borden fans, all the while satisfying our dedicated fans who have been with us from the beginning.

We learned so much from last year in what you want from us from switching songs in and out of the set based on reaction, all of that is starting to feed into the writing for the new record. At one point last year we had seven songs in the set from "appointment with death" and the only complaint we had was to play longer! It is our strong desire that we have that same problem for our upcoming release.

Because we want this new release to be very special and something very different than anything we have done before we are on the hunt to find the right producer that can understand the misunderstood. Finding that "right producer" may be the biggest task we have at hand.

Having said all of the above, we can’t stay off the stage for too long or we will start to go studio-crazy, so you just may find us out and about playing shows in 2011 while we work on the new record, possibly here and there all over the world. Please check-in to our facebook fan page for upcoming shows and more recording updates throughout 2011.

We hope to see you all very soon!"

Hate Eternal posts new video clip

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The second of six HATE ETERNAL video clips is currently live on Metal Injection – HERE - one of metal's premier destinations for video interviews with bands, live performance footage, and coverage of everything metal. Check out footage of Erik Rutan and co. in the studio as they work on recording Phoenix Amongst the Ashes and stay tuned to Metal Injection over the coming weeks as the site posts four more video clips from HATE ETERNAL in the studio!

HATE ETERNAL recorded their fifth studio album at frontman Erik Rutan's own Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, FL with mastering handled by Alan Douches of West West Side. J.J. Hrubovcak has been added as the band's bassist, alongside the devastating combo of Erik Rutan on guitar and Jade Simonetto on drums.

Commented Rutan: "Phoenix Amongst the Ashes is an album that we as a band worked so very hard on to achieve a record of mammoth dynamic proportions. Jade, J.J and I gave everything we had to make a death metal record that would incorporate a balance of speed, heaviness, melody, and pure power. Every song we labored over to have stand out with originality, individuality and unique creativity. We feel we accomplished everything we set out to do with this album and are very proud of the results; we hope you all will agree."

The first single off of Phoenix Amongst the Ashes - Haunting Abound - can now be heard on the band’s landing page HERE. Erik Rutan comments on the first single: "Haunting Abound is a song that we feel carries the intensity and the vibe of traditional HATE ETERNAL, yet explores new territory with a certain heaviness that has never been presented before in a HATE ETERNAL song. Infusing more dynamics and expanding our sound whilst retaining the integrity and ferocity that fans expect from us. This is only a small taste of things to come upon listening to Phoenix Amongst The Ashes."

Also available on the landing page are pre-order packages that include the CD and a CD/T-shirt package.

HATE ETERNAL return to European shores this week in support of their new album Phoenix Amongst The Ashes. The tour kicks off April 29th in Würzburg, Germany and will run through May 21st ending in Essen, Germany.

29/04/11 – DE - Würzburg - Posthalle
30/04/11 – NL - Tilburg - Neurotic Death Fest
01/05/11 - UK - Bristol - The Fleece
02/05/11 - UK - Manchester - Moho Live
03/05/11 - UK - London - Underworld
04/05/11 – BE - Vosselaar – Biebob
05/05/11 – FR – Paris – Nouveau Casino
06/05/11 – ES – San Sebastian – Sala Mogambos
07/05/11 – ES - La Coruna - Sala Ola Green
08/05/11 – PT – Lisboa – Cine Teatro De Corroios
09/05/11 – ES – Badalona – Estraperlo Club
11/05/11 – CH – Zürich - Abart
12/05/11 – IT - Rome - Blackout Club
13/05/11 – IT - Romano Sesia - Rock N Roll Arena
14/05/11 – SI - Ljubljana - Gala Hala
15/05/11 – AT - Wien - Arena
16/05/11 – DE - München - Feierwerk
17/05/11 – SK - Bratislava - Randal
18/05/11 – PL - Krakow - Rotund
19/05/11 – DE - Berlin - Cassiopeia
20/05/11 – DE - Leipzig – Theaterfabrik
21/05/11 – DE – Essen – Turock

Albert Mudrian of Decibel Magazine declares that Phoenix Amongst the Ashes is "the best death metal record I've heard in FOREVER!" while the folks over at Metal Sucks proclaim that "Phoenix Amongst the Ashes" is the moment Erik Rutan's entire career has been leading towards - it's heavy, it's catchy, and it's innovative. This is the best death metal album of 2011 so far, and other bands are going to have to work pretty hard to top it."

Tracklisting for Phoenix Amongst the Ashes:
01. Rebirth
02. The Eternal Ruler
03. Thorns of Acacia
04. Haunting Abound
05. The Art of Redemption
06. Phoenix Amongst the Ashes
07. Deathveil
08. Hatesworn
09. Lake Ablaze
10. The Fire of Resurrection

Artwork was once again handled by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Chiodos, The Acacia Strain, Godflesh, Earth Crisis) who has also created cover art for HATE ETERNAL’s I, Monarch, The Perilous Fight (DVD), and Fury & Flames.

Phoenix Amongst the Ashes will be released May 6/9 on CD and LP via Metal Blade Records in Europe!

Barn Burner announces new album

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With the volume, technicality and intensity that embodies heavy metal and the overarching catchiness and longevity of stoner and classic rock, BARN BURNER capture a signature sound that cannot be easily placed or categorized. Cultivating the principles of partying and the everlasting might of the riff, BARN BURNER creates a live atmosphere that render an audience incapable of standing still. Whether it is giving your best friend a well-deserved swill of beer or lovingly smashing the bottle over his head to the sound of a ruthless riff, BARN BURNER will fulfill the demands of its listeners. Having finished their second record and follow up to the critically acclaimed Bangers, BARN BURNER are prepared to unleash something more fierce.

Keg Stand and Deliver, the debut single from the new album Bangers II: Scum of the Earth, can be heard NOW on Pre-orders are also available!

Bangers II: Scum of the Earth will be released June 3/6 in Europe!

The upcoming release of their second full-length record, entitled Bangers II: Scum of the Earth, saw BARN BURNER teaming up with producer/engineer Adrian Popovich once again (Tricky Woo, Priestess, Sam Roberts, The Dears, and Sebastian Grainger) to create a truly original heavy metal record. While maintaining some of the core aspects of their previous record, BARN BURNER have captured something more intense, taking steps to create an album more dynamic then their last. Having already toured Canada, the U.S. and Europe with the likes of Priestess, Bison B.C., and 3 Inches of Blood, BARN BURNER intend to continue its war path in support of the Metal Blade release of Bangers II.

Vocalist/guitarist Kevin Keegan tells us "we will be hitting the road with 3 inches of Blood and Cancer Bats in May in Canada so look forward to us bothering you for a place to stay on our way across Canada with a couple of the most killer bands this country has to offer. Let's party!"

"This music is all about the swagger, and the foursome carries themselves like the 1976-77 Habs: they will own you, plain and simple, no matter how hung over they are from the night before." Decibel Magazine

"huge groovy riffs that would make Phil Lynott proud."

"the band is electrifying, and whether you are in the mood to headbang or not, they inject something into your bloodstream that renders you incapable of resisting the overpowering urge." Outburn Magazine

Twinspirits posts the making of videos

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Italian progressive metallers Twinspirits who released their third album "Legacy" on Lion Music in February 2011 have made available a number of special "making of" videos on YouTube to give fans an exclusive peak behind the scenes of the albums creation.

Twinspirits keyboardist/composer Daniele Liverani worked his way through over 150GB of recorded footage to produce the following clips.


Other videos can be found at:







“Legacy” is being widely hailed as Twinspirits best work to date with some selected comments:

"Like contemporaries Circus Maximus, Sun Caged, and Mind's Eye, Twinspirits have created the template for modern progressive metal - instead of playing by the steadfast symphonic rules, they don't walk on thin ice or turn their music into an emotional train wreck or conjure up a concoction of overzealous vain ridden solos that go nowhere - there is catchiness, tough riffs, hook laden arrangements, and the passionate technical tinge that all makes this album something exceptional, as there is a lot for those whole the musical scheme of things and there is a lot for those who love 'songs' as well."

"Daniele Liverani is well known for his grand visions (‘Genius Rock Opera’ anyone?) but with Twinspirits he seems to have found his niche, delivering creating intelligent, mature and enjoyable metal all performed to virtuoso levels by all involved. "

“Legacy” is an album that will speak to the ears and hearts of every progressive metal fan. Liverani is an unrest musician and composer and has led the Italian progressive metalers to a fresh album of elegant progressive/power metal."

"Once more, on Legacy, Twinspirits delivers an ambitious, intriguing blend of melodic and heavy progressive metal. Thanks to a settled line-up, Twinspirits is hitting their groove. Strongly recommended!"

"Twinspirits is moving towards the major league with this album and "Legacy" is a clear move in the right direction both soundwise as well as musically."

"This album features 11 tracks of operatic at times Progressive Metal and with this album have a 30 minute epic split into 5 parts entitled 'The Endless Sleep' is a masterpiece in it's own right” 

Order online and full information on "Twinspirits - Legacy" can be found at

Seventh Wonder announces new drummer

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Swedish progressive metal act Seventh Wonder after a long search are pleased to confirm Stefan Norgren (ex Lion’s Share) as their new permanent drummer after a long search to replace the departed Johnny Sandin. 

Stefan is an experienced musician who was educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, has been a teacher and drum instructor for many years, possesses a great voice and also plays piano and guitar.  Stefan brings a slightly heavier, angrier and more groove based drumming approach to the band.

On his appointment to Seventh Wonder Stefan comments: “I can’t wait to take on this challenge. Johnny´s work is insane so listening to the bands back catalogue and learning the drum parts has been both exciting and scary. My philosophy will be to stay true to the original drums while adding my personal touch.”

On Stefan’s arrival in the band Seventh Wonder guitarist Johan Liefvendahl comments: “When he walked in we instantly hit it off personally, which is very important in any band. We spent the day jamming and he auditioned a few SW songs and we all felt that what he brought was just what we were looking for. We’re very happy to have him aboard!” 

Keyboard player Andreas Söderin adds: “Obviously, not having a drummer all these months had in a way brought the band to a standstill. When Stefan set up his gear and began tearing it up with us that day it was kind of like a rocket launch for us. Seventh Wonder is now at full speed ahead!”

Seventh Wonder released their fourth album “The Great Escape” in December 2011 on Lion Music.  The video for the track “Alley Cat” from that release has seen over 130k views on YouTube.

Seventh Wonder will be headlining the prestigious PROGPOWER EUROPE Festival on Friday September 30.

Full info on “The Great Escape” at

Lock Up unveils cover artwork

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Prepare yourself for a milestone in grind and another classic album from one of the leaders of the genre: The new LOCK UP album  “Necropolis Transparent” will be released on July, 1, 2011.
The song writing and production on the new recorded surpassing everything the band has done so far.
The speed, riffing and intensity make this record more than just a grindcore album and see LOCK UP come into their own true identity.

Now, the band announced the tracklist and the artwork of the upcoming album:

01. Brethren Of The Pentagram
02. Accelerated Mutation 
03. The Embodiment Of Paradox And Chaos
04. Necropolis Transparent 
05. Parasite Drama
06. Anvil Of Flesh
07. Rage Incarnate Reborn   
08. Unseen Enemy
09. Stygian Reverberations 
10. Life Of Devastation 
11. Roar Of A Thousand Throats 
12. Infiltrate And Destroy 
13. Discharge The Fear
14. Vomiting Evil   
15. Stigmatyr (bonus track)
16. Through The Eyes Of My Shadow Self 
17. Tartarus (instrumental)

Pure Steel Records signs Omen

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The legendary OMEN featuring mastermind Kenny Powell have signed a worldwide deal with the German Label Pure Steel Records. The band works on a production with their 9th official release "Hammer damage", which will be reeleased in the 3rd quarter of 2011. After some changes of band members at the vocalist and drums section half a year before, everybody thought OMEN would have got completed the best line up they could find, but listen yourself to the  Pre-Song named Epitaph auf on their official My Space page ( with the new OMEN: Kenny Powell (G)-Andy Haas (B) Wampa (Drums) and new vocalist Matt Story.

The comment from the label to the deal was: "We are very happy that one of the best US-Metal bands from the 80s will work with us and we are all very excited waiting for the new LP and CD which will become a classic OMEN album in the style of their early works. So we are prepared for another "Battle Cry"!  

The band states:
"Epic Power Metal band Omen has signed with Pure Steel Records. The world wide deal with the fast rising German based label is for all manufactured product and starts with their much anticipated release “ Hammer Damage “. In addition to the CD, Pure Steel will also press a run of old school vinyl for the new Omen release. With songs like the Flesh Ripping title cut, Hammer Damage and other soon to be classic Anthems including, Epitaph, Era of Crisis, The Canyon, and Knights of the Crimson Cross, founding member guitarist, Kenny Powell along with new vocalist, Matt Story, long time bassist, Andy Haas and veteran touring drummer, Wampa. Omen is poised for a return to the Glory days of Metal when they were cranking out some of the all time Metal War Hymns like “ Battle Cry ” and “ Warning of Danger”. “ Hammer Damage “ is due to be released later this year and the band is already planning extensive world wide touring to support this up-coming Monster."

Listen to a new Stormwarrior song

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Fans can listen to a brandnew STORMWARRIOR track "Ravenhearte" on:

News from the Metalville camp

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Metalville – the next Step

Metalville has changed in a few territories the distribution partner.

In Germany, Austria and the Netherlands we are now distributed by Rough Trade.

The releaseplan is a little bit restructed – and ready to go:

A World Destroyer

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A new Stile, a new Band at Metalville.
The year 2010 is almost over, but shortly befroe ending Swedens most talented Newcomer DEGRADEAD signed by Metalville.

Jesper Strömblad ( ex- In Flames ) named the band “The Future of Metal” and helped them at the start of the carreer. The Debut was classified at Rock Hard Magazine as 10x Dynamite.
The second album “ Out of Body Experience” topped the previous release and all expectations by entering the swedish charts on position Nr. 48.

"A World Destroyer" was recorded at Peter Tägtgren's (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) Abyss Studios in Pärlby, outside Ludvika, Sweden, produced by DEGRADEAD and Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, CENTINEX, WORLD BELOW).

The Death Metal Shooting Stars with their 3rd Album
Album Release Concert on May 26th at Debaser Medis in Stockholm. 

Blind & Seduced

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Shraphead from Eidskog, Norway has existed since August 2004. Within these 4 years the band have played many shows as support for famous bands and packed shows as headliners, and received great feedback from audience and media.
In 2006 the band release their their ep named “Ageless” which contained 4 songs the band had written from the beginning. After the release they went on a successful Norwegian tour and also played a couple of festivals later that summer. Early 2008 Shraphead went into the studio again, this time with other producers and new material. After spreading the result all around the world the band has gotten unbelievable feedback. Their debut album is yet to come, but the music has already gotten a lot of exciting feedback.

At Metal Hammer already Demo of the month – hopefully album of the month with us in 2011.

Album Release concert on May 27th in Oslo at ROCK IN

Killer Metal from Norway

Are you a Shraphead ????????


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Think the Brought Low but with radio-friendly songs or the Black Label Society with more of a Southern spin and you're close to the sound of Brooklyn's Black Water Rising. Featuring former Dust to Dust vocalist Rob Traynor, former Stereomud guitarist Johnny Fattoruso, former Boiler Room drummer Mike Meselsohn, and bassist Oddie McLaughlin, the band began gigging around New York City.

Hard rockers BLACK WATER RISING are proud to announce the european release of their self-titled debut album. The self-titled debut from BLACK WATER RISING, is a collection of soul baring, angst ridden, riff heavy material that is proudly anchored in the foundations of traditional hard rock song writing. Its giant guitar driven monster riffs are served up on a bed of crushing grooves with soaring melodic vocals and big hooks. Basically, NO FRILLS RIFF ROCK!

The Quill
Full Circle

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The Quill is back! Five years after the most recent studio album the band is ready to once again spread its musical gospel. The new album “Full Circle” is packed with heavy rock firmly rooted in the seventies but vibrant and updated rather than retro.

Yes, there’s a new twist to the sound. Less is more, if you will. The songs are sharp, direct and catchy, built around big riffs, big grooves and big hooks. Just check out ”Sleeping with your enemy” and try to get that chorus out of your head. Surrender to the up-tempo outburst of energy that is ”Medicine”. And physically feel how ”Bring it on” simply rocks like a motherfucker. Very much classic rock and yet contemporary in the Foo Fighters/Queens Of The Stone Age vein.

Needless to say, The Quill is a band reborn. This is what they are meant to do. Great music and great shows will always find an audience.

More is yet to come, of course we have more in the back hand…….

We are excited about the second Riotgod Album in Fall 2011 as well as a brand new studieo album of Astral Doors and of course we can`t wait to see the first Degradead DVD in Winter.

Oh yes – and we are going on tour


Under this flag unite 3 Metalville bands, that are very rare in our territories.

Astral Doors, Riotgod, and The Quill together in a package is the ultimate club concert surprise for all Retro Rock Fans.

With the experience after touring with Grave Digger, Blind Guardian and Doro  - and the first studio album since 1,5 years the ASTRAL DOORS are proud to be back on tour.
After the successful debut album and minitour in 2010 RIOTGOD is back with the second album and ready for the 2nd tour.
The package is complete with Swedens Stoner Rock Band THE QUILL. After 5 years the band is hungry to be back on the road. The new studio record will be released in July 2011 and might be the best of their carreer.

15.10.2011 Frankfurt Musikkeller
16.10.2011 Karlsruhe Stadtmitte
17.10.2011 Ingolstadt Cafe Zentral
18.10.2011 Wien Viper Room
20.10.2011 Salzburg Club b.lack
21.10.2011 München Garage Delüx
22.10.2011 Winterthur Gaswerk
23.10.2011 Geiselwind Strohofer
24.10.2011 Dresden Puskin Club
26.10.2011 Hamburg Logo
27.10.2011 Berlin K17
28.10.2011 Osnabrück Ballroom
29.10.2011 Moers Bollwerk
30.10.2011 Tongeren Rockstage 

With excitement we expect – the Desert Forces of Rock.

Many thanks and all the best from Metalville...........................