Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Safety Fire releases a lyrics music video

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Recently signed to InsideOut Music, progressive metalers THE SAFETY FIRE have now debuted a lyric music video for their first single, “Huge Hammers”, on YouTube! Taken from the band’s upcoming full-length album, “Grind the Ocean”, “Huge Hammers” is fans’ first preview of THE SAFETY FIRE’s imminent release.

To watch the lyric music video, click the link below!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_PXsOXEOhw

“Huge Hammers” will also be released as a digital single on September 4th in the UK, just in time for their tour with RISE TO REMAIN as support. The single will be made available in the rest of Europe and North America on September 19th and 20th, respectively.
In regards to the debut of “Huge Hammers”, THE SAFETY FIRE comments:

“The last week has been awesome! It's great to see that everyone is as excited about this as we are. The signing was an important moment for us, as we finally get to share our music. Get hyped, ‘Huge Hammers’.”

THE SAFETY FIRE guitarist Derya Nagle produced and mixed “Grind the Ocean” as part of his “BlackBear Productions” operation, through which he also produced and worked with up-and-coming bands such as RISE TO REMAIN (EMI), THE HAARP MACHINE (Sumerian), and PALEHORSE (Eyesofsound). “Grind the Ocean” is set to be released in 2012 as the band’s  follow-up to their critically acclaimed EP “Sections”, so stay tuned for more new material from THE SAFETY FIRE coming soon!


For more information about the band, check out:
http://www.facebook.com/thesafetyfire

Steve Hackett premiers new song

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NEW ALBUM “BEYOND THE SHROUDED HORIZON” IN STORES IN EUROPE SEPTEMBER 26th AND NORTH AMERICA ON SEPTEMBER 27th ON INSIDEOUT MUSIC
 
End of September (Release dates: G/S/A September 23rd 2011 / Europe September 26th 2011 / North America September 27th 2011) STEVE HACKETT returns with another stunning release "Beyond the Shrouded Horizon". This highly anticipated album, due to be released through Inside Out/EMI Records, will be available in four formats: Standard Jewel case CD; Limited Special Edition 2 CD media book including  9 bonus tracks (6 of which are previously unreleased); 180g vinyl LP with gatefold sleeve (incl. the entire album + bonus disc as digital download) and digital album. The album will be the focus of HACKETT's "Breaking Waves" Tour and is sure to amaze and astound old and new fans alike, blasting them into Rock's stratosphere.


Today sees the world premiere of the first single from “Beyond the Shrouded Horizon” entitled “A Place Called Freedom”.

In North America GuitarWorld.com the online of Guitar World Magazine is hosting the track at
http://www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-steve-hackett-premieres-new-song-place-called-freedom


In the United Kingdom, ClassicRockMagazine.com the online home of Classic Rock magazine UK is streaming the track at
http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/bonus-track-of-the-day-steve-hackett


In Germany and for the rest of Europe the track will be streaming courtesy of Rock Hard magazine Germany at
http://www.rockhard.de/megazine/praesentationen/steve-hackett.html

"Beyond the Shrouded Horizon" is a deeply profound and mystical, yet heartfelt and spellbinding, progressive rock record which will seduce the listener. It marks another step on the enthralling journey we are taking with HACKETT as he makes sense of his life through music.

The album strikes a joyous note while remaining a fascinating and deeply personal affair. As HACKETT says:
"For all you restless souls out there, tighten your seatbelts and join me at full throttle on a ride from the shores of Loch Lomond to the Rings of Saturn."

 
Beyond the Shrouded Horizon


Available as:

CD / Limited Edition 2 CD Media Book including a bonus disc with six previously unreleased tracks / 180g vinyl gatefold LP (incl. the album as digital download) / digital album

Track Listing 

01. Loch Lomond
02. The Phoenix Flown
03. Wanderlust
04. Til These Eyes
05. Prairie Angel
06. A Place Called Freedom
07. Between The Sunset And The Coconut Palms
08. Waking To Life
09. Two Faces Of Cairo
10. Looking For Fantasy
11. Summer's Breath
12. Catwalk
13. Turn This Island Earth

Bonus CD (Limited Special Edition only)
1.   Four Winds: North
2.   Four Winds: South
3.   Four Winds: East
4.   Four Winds: West
5.   Pieds En L'Air
6.   She Said Maybe
7.   Enter The Night
8.   Eruption: Tommy
9.   Reconditioned Nightmare


For more information please check:
STEVE HACKETT online 

www.hackettsongs.com
www.myspace.com/stevehackett
 

Danske Rising udgiver debut plade

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De københavnske metallere i RISING udsender d. 24. oktober deres debutalbum ”To Solemn Ash” via Target Distribution i Danmark.

RISING udgav deres debut-EP i 2009, og siden da er det gået stærkt for bandet i form af bl.a., DMeA-nominering, to Europa-turneer og en optræden på Roskilde Festival 2010. Sidste år signede bandet med det tyske selskab Exile on Mainstream, som nu udgiver deres debutalbum ”To Solemn Ash” i Europa og USA, og altså i Danmark via Target Distribution d. 24. oktober.
Bandet har nu lagt det spritnye nummer ”Through the Eyes of Catalysis” fra debutalbummet online, hvor det kan streames fra deres Facebook-side, samt høres på Youtube og Soundcloud.

”To Solemn Ash” er produceret af det nye producertalent Jakob Reichert Nielsen (Lack, Trust, Obstacles m.fl.), masteret af Alan Douches (Mastodon, High on Fire, Converge m.fl.), og artworket er skabt af den anerkendte danske visuelle kunstner Jakob Printzlau, også bedre kendt som Plastic Kid, der også har arbejdet med navne som Volbeat, Kashmir, Veto og Bring Me The Horizon. Albummet, som indeholder 10 numre, vil blive tilgængeligt som digipak CD, LP gatefold 180-grams vinyl og download.

RISING
To Solemn Ash 
Tracklist:
01. Mausoleum
02. Sea of Basalt
03. The Vault
04.
Cohorts Rise
05. Hunter’s Crown

06. Through the Eyes of Catalysis
07. Under Callous Wings
08. Passage
09. Heir to the Flames
10.
Seven Riders
”To Solemn Ash” udkommer som nævnt tidligere mandag d. 24. oktober på Exile On Mainstream Records via Target Distribution i Danmark.


The Rotted unveils album artwork

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Crust punk Death metal band The Rotted have set the release date for the new album 'Ad Nauseam'.

In true heavy metal style the album will be released this Halloween (31st October 2011) on Candlelight Records

The dark and dirty artwork for 'Ad Nauseam', as drawn by our very own bass playing Minister Of The Sinister, The Reverend M. Trudgill was also revealed today along with a 'track by track' Youtube video sampler by vocalist Ben McCrow.

The artwork is inspired by the lyrics and each part represents a different song.

Hear singer Ben go through all the songs from the album 'Ad Nauseam' Track-By-Track at the below link

01. Anarchogram Sun
02. Rex Oblivione
03. Surrounded By Skulls
04. Non Serviam
05. Just Add Nauseam
06. Entering The Arena Of The Unwell
07. The House Of Bedlam
08. Apathy In The UK
09. Motorbastards
10. The Hammer Of Witches
11. Put Me Out Of Your Misery

In true heavy metal style the album will be released this Halloween (31st October 2011) on Candlelight Records.


The Rotted play Old School D-Beat Death Metal. Dark nihilistic lyrics are spat out over a wall of heavy as hell and fast as fuck music, just like your mother use to disapprove of. The Rotted are the soundtrack for the end of days.

In early 2008 The Rotted rose from two already dead UK bands. Vocalist Ben McCrow and guitarist Tim Carley, the two main men behind Death Grind legends Gorerotted were joined by bass player Reverend Trudgill and drummer Nate Gould, both previously of Blackened Murder Metal loonies Screamin' Daemon. The debut album 'Get Dead Or Die Trying' (Metal Blade Records) hit stores in July of the same year. Produced by Russ Russell (Evile, Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, Lock-Up) and engineered by James Dunkley (Blaze Bailey, Crowbar), 'Get Dead…' has received fantastic reviews across the Metal press.

Two years of intense UK and European touring followed the album release with festival highlights including Wacken Open Air 2008, Summer Breeze 2008, Dynamo 2008, Elsrock 2008, Vlamrock 2008, Bloodstock 2009, Hammerfest 2009, Headbangers festival 2009 and Hellfire festival 2009.

In 2009 a video was shot for the album track 'Nothin' But A Nosebleed' and has been a regular fixture on Scuzz TV and other channels.

July 2010 saw The Rotted back in the studio with James Dunkley and the band releasing 'Anarchogram', a self-funded, self-released EP on their own label Anarchogram Industries. 'Anarchogram' features 2 new songs and 4 bonus cover versions. Each member of The Rotted chose a track to cover that inspired them to play Extreme Metal.

More intense touring followed the release of 'Anarchogram', the most recent being a hugely successful 27 date European tour with old school Swedish Death Metallers Grave and USA Grinders Misery Index. The tour kicked off during November 2010 and took The Rotted to every corner of mainland Europe. The Rotted also took park in a joint headline UK tour with Relapse artists Man Must Die in July 2010 and one off UK shows with Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower and Onslaught during Spring and Summer 2010. December 2010 saw The Rotted hit the UK again for a run of headline shows as well as jetting out to Israel to headline shows in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa.

January and February 2011 will saw The Rotted enter Parlour Studio with Russ Russell once again at the producers helm to record their second full length album.

For fans of Napalm Death, Entombed, Wolfbrigade, Motorhead, Terrorizer, Dismember, Impaled Nazarene, Marduk, Discharge, GBH, Celtic Frost, Black Sabbath, Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front.

Illdisposed Tour Dates

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30.09 DK Copenhagen - The Rock
01.10 DK Agger - De Sorte Huse

02.10 DE Berlin - K17
03.10 DE Jena - F-Haus
05.10 DE Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
06.10 DE Bayreuth - TBA
07.10 AUT Wien - Escape
08.10 AUT Klagenfurt - Volxhaus
09.10 HUN Budapest - Club 202
11.10 SK Bratislava
12.10 DE Cottbus - Gladhouse
13.10 DE Essen - Turock
14.10 DE Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik
29.10 DE Ahrtal - Circle Pit Festival
03.11 DK Aalborg Metal Festival

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Screaming Shadows posts new video clip

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Jolly Roger Records is proud to announce Night Keeper's videoclip is now on line, titletrack from new Screaming Shadows album, coming out on 3rd October 2011.
 
Featuring Mattia Stancioiu (Labyrinth, Vision Divine, Crown of Autumn) on drums and Gianluigi Girardi (Crown of Autumn) on vocals.
 
Recorded and mixed at Elnor Studio by Mattia Stancioiu and Francesco Marras and mastered at House of Audio Studios (germany) by  Jurgen Lusky (Angra, Axxis, Kiko Loureiro...), Night Keeper is the most varied, powerful and complete album of the band's career, containing 12 tracks of pure heavy metal with power progressive influences.
 
You can see videoclip to this link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyDavNScBt4

Listenable Records signs Stéphan Forté

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Stéphan Forté has just signed a worldwide deal with Listenable Records (Gojira, Soilwork, Adagio) for the release of his first instrumental solo album “The Shadows Compendium”.

The album  will be distributed in US by E1 distribution, UK by ADA/WARNER and features several guests such as Jeff Loomis, Mattias Eklundh, Glen Drover, Daniele Gottardo and Derek Taylor.

Stéphan: “I am very happy to sign with Listenable for “The Shadows Compendium” The label did a great job for Adagio"’s latest album “Archangels In Black” and I am really pleased to have such a strong Metal label supporting an instrumental album worldwide. I’ve been working on the writing for more than 4 years and I’m glad to finally be ready to share this music with you guys. This albums reflects my very personal vision of guitar, it is of course a Metal album, featuring some insane guitar chops, but still very melodic. Right now, I am practicing the songs in order to be ready to play them perfectly for the showcase tour in October. As far as the guests, I am lucky to have such talented friends, they all did amazing solos, Jeff, Glen, Mattias, Daniele and Derek, guys you kick serious asses, thanks again buddies!!”

The artwork has been done by Ludovic Cordelières at Rusalka Design (http://www.rusalkadesign.com) and Perrine Perez Fuentes at PPF pictures (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Perrine-Perez-Fuentes-PPF-Pictures/120735818716)

 Stéphan will embark for a masterclass and showcase tour in Europe in October introducing the album and his new LÂG signature 7 strings guitar.
Adagio will enter in studio to record it’s 5th album around January 10th 2012. More news soon.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Glorior Belli posts video trailer

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French black metal goliaths, GLORIOR BELLI, just premiered the second single off their upcoming new album The Great Southern Darkness (to be released September, 23rd/26th, 2011), exclusively via our dear friends at www.metalnews.de. Click HERE to check out Negative Incarnate!

GLORIOR BELLI recently issued The Great Southern Darkness video teaser. Check out now at THIS location!

The Great Southern Darkness offers up 11 tracks that magnify GLORIOR BELLI's finest qualities -debilitatingly fast, yet simultaneously dark and swampy with all the Americana/stoner/blues elements the band - and their fans - have come to embrace. Said Revolver in an advance review of the record: "The album combines vicious black-metal riffery with deep New Orleans stoner grooves to create a metal monolith that is equal parts northern blaze and southern trendkill."

Formed in the suburbs of Paris during the close of 2002, what began as a noxious duo soon became an untamable beast, acting as a beacon for everyone looking to free themselves of the influence of the Demiurge. Lyrics and themes explored throughout the years reveal a sincere inclination for rebel-ism and a sense of poetry. Today, GLORIOR BELLI has garnered a stellar reputation in the extreme music community for mixing desert rock textures with the brutal, ominous, doom-laden vibe typical of black metal. But don’t bother trying to restrain that which cannot be confined, for this is merely the greatest curse of the cosmic scheme.

The Great Southern Darkness is scheduled for a European release on September 23/26, 2011 via Metal Blade Records.

Check out the first single Secret Ride To Rebellion at the band's official landing page, where you will also find pre-order details, HERE.

Charred Walls of the Damned posts new song

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CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED returns with the follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut! Richard Christy, Tim "Ripper" Owns, Jason Suecof and Steve DiGiorgio once again join forces to bring to life Christy's latest body of work, Cold Winds on Timeless Days. The writing process for the new album actually began while the band was mixing their 2010 debut. Richard Christy used his experience on the first album to write songs that catered not only to each member's playing style, but to Jason Suecof's production style. The result: demos that turned out nearly identical to what ended up on the album!

With 12 songs clocking in at 58 minutes, fans are getting a lot more music this time around. Recording twelve songs in a short amount of time is no easy feat, but one that was accomplished because of the stellar talents in the band. Christy elaborates further: "I wanted to get a natural sound out of this album, I wanted everyone to be well rehearsed, not that I wanted the album to be rushed, but I wanted the spontaneous live feel and not over think anything too much." Richard Christy describes Cold Winds on Timeless Days as a "perfect storm of producing" – Audiohammer's Jason Suecof produced and Mark Lewis mixed, while mastering was handled by Alan Douches at West Westside.

Fans can hear the first single, Zerospan, as well as place pre-orders now on http://www.metalblade.com/cwotd.

Cold Winds On Timeless Days track listing:
01. Timeless Days
02. Ashes Falling Upon Us
03. Zerospan
04. Cold Winds
05. Lead the Way
06. Forever Marching On
07. Guiding Me
08. The Beast Outside My Window
09. On Unclean Ground
10. Bloodworm
11. Admire the Heroes
12. Avoid the Light

Cannibal Corpse @ Full of Hate Tour 2012

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All survivors of Neckbreaker’s Ball and Hatefest will finally get a new chance to crush their heads: FULL OF HATE, presented by tour-promoter Rock The Nation, is a spectacular upcoming festival-tour throughout Europe, successfully started in 2009 and coming up now with a new package of bestial hordes out of the international death- and thrash-metal-elite. FULL OF HATE grants to be a pure killer package once again, giving fans of the most extreme metal genres what they need and what they truly deserve!

CANNIBAL CORPSE – supreme leaders of the Death Metal scene – will co-headline the tour alongside Polish Extreme metal veterans BEHEMOTH.

FULL OF HATE Tour 2012
CANNIBAL CORPSE
+ BEHEMOTH
+ LEGION OF THE DAMNED
+ MISERY INDEX
+ SUICIDAL ANGELS
+ Special Guest (tbc)
09/02/12 - DE – Hamburg - Markthalle
10/02/12 - DE – Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
11/02/12 - DE – Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
12/02/12 - NL – Enschede - Atak
13/02/12 - FR – Paris - Bataclan
14/02/12 - DE – Saarbrücken - Garage
15/02/12 - CH – Pratteln - Z7
16/02/12 - IT – Milan - Live Club
17/02/12 - AT – Wien - Arena
18/02/12 - DE – München - Backstage
19/02/12 - BE – Antwerpen - Trix
21/02/12 - IT – Bologna - Estragon
22/02/12 - SK – Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
23/02/12 - CZ – Prague - KD Vltavska
24/02/12 - AT – Linz - Posthof
25/02/12 - DE – Geiselwind - Music Hall
27/02/12 - SE – Stockholm - Munchenbryggeriet
28/02/12 - SE – Gothenburg - Traedgarn
29/02/12 - DK - Aarhus - Voxhall
01/03/12 - DE – Berlin - Postbahnhof
02/03/12 - DE – Leipzig - Hellraiser
03/03/12 - DE – Giessen - Hessenhalle
04/03/12 - NL – Tilburg - O13 "Neurotic Deathfest"

Note: The ticket pre-sale for the FULL OF HATE Tour will start on September 1st, 2011!

CANNIBAL CORPSE released their latest DVD Global Evisceration in March of 2011. The DVD hit the charts in Germany, England, the U.S. and Canada.

Tickets & Info:
http://www.fullofhate.eu
 

As You Drown announces album details

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Swedish extreme death metallers AS YOU DROWN have announced Rat King as the title of their upcoming sophomore album to be released October 7/10 worldwide via Metal Blade Records. The successor to the bands 2009 debut Reflection, Rat King was recorded at the bands own AYD Studio in Borås and was mixed and mastered by Plec (WATAIN, SCAR SYMMETRY, MISERATION) at Panic Room Studio in Skövde in July 2011.

Lyrically, the album explores the medieval German folk phenomena of rat kings, which were associated with plagues that devastated the European continent.

Surf now over to http://www.metalblade.com/asyoudrown to check out the pre-order information and the first single You Should Be Paranoid! Make sure to play on maximum volume!

Rat King tracklisting:
1. Conqueror
2. Slaves To The Kingdom Of Fear
3. You Should Be Paranoid
4. Rabid Wolves In Sheep's Clothing
5. Your Loyal Betrayer
6. The Coming
7. The Nothing
8. Bleeding Structure
9. Cleansing Hands

Vocalist Henrik Blomqvist commented on Rat King: "We are delighted to finally be finished with the recording of our second album, entitled Rat King, which will be out in October via Metal Blade. The album - mixed and mastered by Plec at Panic Room Studios - features artwork by Mark Riddick, as well as by Sven de Caluwe of the mighty ABORTED, and nine epic songs of skull crushing death metal mayhem and darkness. It feels like we've taken everything we do to a whole new level on this one, and we can't wait to get out on the road and play these songs live. This new material is INTENSE, although at the same time a lot more varied and dynamic than what we've done in the past. Keep your eyes and ears open friends. Death! Destruction!! GOATS!"

About the band:
AS YOU DROWN formed in Borås, Sweden in 2003. Inspired by the speed and relentless brutality of contemporary death metal and atmosphere and straightforward structure of the genres´ predecessors. Reflection, the debut album from AS YOU DROWN was recorded at AYD Studio in Borås; mixed and mastered by Christian Silver at Studio Mega in Varberg Sweden (THE CROWN, OLD MAN’S CHILD), and released worldwide via Metal Blade Records in July 2009. Reflection received critical acclaim from underground publications worldwide, with special attention given to the band’s ability to appeal to a broad extreme metal audience. In spring 2010, AS YOU DROWN hit the road with VADER on the Blitzkrieg 5 Europe and UK tour as the direct support artist in addition to appearing at several underground festivals in Europe during the summer of that same year.

AS YOU DROWN is:
Henrik Blomqvist – Vocals
Mikael Åkerström – Guitars
Simon Exner – Guitars
Martin Latvala – Drums
Robert Karlsson – Bass

Rat King will be released via Metal Blade Records in Europe on October 7th/10th!

AS YOU DROWN will hit the road with French LIVARKAHIL in October, with more dates to be announced:

LIVARKAHIL
+ AS YOU DROWN
26/10/11 – FR – Marseille – Le Local
27/10/11 – FR – Nice – Sezamo
29/10/11 – FR – Vernouillet – Warm Up

Arch/Matheos @ Keep It True 2012

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The new progressive rock band, ARCH/MATHEOS featuring Jim Matheos (current member of the progressive rock powerhouse Fates Warning and OSI) and John Arch (former vocalist of Fates Warning) are readying the release of their highly anticipated debut album Sympathetic Resonance September 9th/12th on Metal Blade Records. The album is available for pre-order now at ARCHMATHEOS.com

GuitarWorld.com the online home of Guitar World Magazine is offering an exclusive look inside Sympathetic Resonance. Running bi-weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays through September 7th, Jim Matheos and John Arch will provide a track by track video description of each song on the album. After the description of the song, each video features an exclusive 30 second sneak peek of the song. Check out the first video discussing the opening track "Neurotically Wired" at http://www.guitarworld.com/archmatheos-track-track-neurotically-wired and be sure to check back frequently!

Recently Jim Matheos and John Arch recently took some time to discuss Sympathetic Resonance with Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel for Metal Blade TV. Jim and John discuss how the project came together as a natural evolution from Arch’s "Twist of Fate" EP. They also reflect on the recording process, how they started slowly with baby steps and how John’s return to music on a full time basis was due to Jim’s inspiration. The interview can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.archmatheos.com

ARCH/ MATHEOS has released the first single off the group's upcoming full-length debut Sympathetic Resonance. The new track, a 5 minute clip of the song Stained Glass Sky that clocks in at just less than 14 minutes, can be heard at http://www.archmatheos.com

Sympathetic Resonance will be available in two formats. First as a digipak-CD and second on limited vinyl as 2-Gatefold-LP including the 'A Twist Of Fate' EP! A shirt bundle is available as well, check out the pre-order section at http://www.archmatheos.com!

Cover art for Sympathetic Resonance was fashioned using an image created by light painting photographer Dennis Calvert, who has described light painting as "The ability to see in 4 dimensions, time traveling, and creating fantasy using only what we base all reality on, light."

Sympathetic Resonance track listing:
Neurotically Wired
Midnight Serenade
Stained Glass Sky
On the Fence
Any Given Day (Strangers Like Me)
Incense and Myrrh

The band -accompanied by Joey Vera on bass, Bobby Jarzombek on drums, and Frank Aresti on additional lead guitar- began tracking the drums on January 12 and continued to record through March with Jim Matheos producing. ARCH/ MATHEOS is pleased to announce Sympathetic Resonance as the title of the debut album, which will be released September 9/12, 2011 in Europe!

Lineup:
John Arch – vocals (former Fates Warning)
Jim Matheos – guitars (Fates Warning, OSI)
Joey Vera – bass (Armored Saint, Anthrax, Fates Warning, Seven Witches)
Bobby Jarzombek – drums (Halford, Fates Warning, Sebastian Bach, Riot)
Frank Aresti - additional lead guitar (Fates Warning)

ARCH/MATHEOS have now been confirmed as headliners for the Keep It True festival, taking place April 27-28, 2012 in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany! Find out more about the line-up and presale tickets at http://www.keep-it-true.de/.


3 posts new song online

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3 has completed work on their new album, The Ghost You Gave to Me. The album was recorded at Applehead Studios (Coheed and Cambria, Morningwood, Straylight Run) in Woodstock, NY. This is the band's sixth studio album since 1999 and is a massive step forward for the group. The 3 trademarks are intact - many musical peaks and valleys, bright and uplifting chorus's alongside dark and heavy passages powered by Gartdrumm's aggressive drumming and the acoustic/electric guitar duo of Joey Eppard and Billy Riker. The Ghost You Gave to Me is 3 at their most inspired!

Surf now over to http://www.metalblade.com/3 to check out the first single Numbers and the pre-order options!

Following the release of Revisions and after several tours with Porcupine Tree and an epic run on the first Progressive Nation Tour with Dream Theater, Opeth and Between the Buried and Me, 3 returned home brimming with inspiration. Joey Eppard, Billy Riker, Daniel Grimsland and The Gartdrumm immediately began creating demos of ideas that would evolve into The Ghost You Gave to Me. It wasn't long before the songs took on a life of their own. The band found themselves growing out of the standard rock compositional format into something more cinematic in nature. Joey Eppard adds: "The songs told us where to go and the instrumentation followed. We knew this record would be our most progressive but it would be on our terms, and in our own way. As always songwriting and melody are the driving forces behind the sounds capes we generate. I think the biggest challenge was to rise to the occasion lyrically with so many musical scene changes. What I found was that I had to let go and allow the words and melody to be as creative and original as the music, if not more so. In a progressive situation this can be time consuming and indeed the bulk of my efforts were focused on exceeding my own lyrical standards. For example, "Only Child," an eight minute epic that traverses a myriad of musical scenes has enough great lyrics for half a record."

The cover art was done by the talented Colin Marks (http://www.rain-song.co.uk/).

The Ghost You Gave to Me track listing:
01. Sirenum Scopuli
02. React
03. Sparrow
04. High Times
05. Numbers
06. One With the Sun
07. The Ghost You Gave to Me
08. Pretty
09. Afterglow
10. It's Alive
11. Only Child
12. The Barrier

The Ghost You Gave to Me will be released October, 7th/10th via Metal Blade Records in Europe!

Nuclear Blast signs Texas In July

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Nuclear Blast is proud to announce the signing of Pennsylvania quintet TEXAS IN JULY for all European territories!

The band will release their brand new album „One Reality“ on October 7, containing exclusive bonus material.

Furthermore the band will go on tour with label mates TASTERS shortly after the release of „One Reality“.

Check out the song „Magnolia“ at www.facebook.com/texasinjulyband
Commented the band: „TIJ is thrilled that we have been given the opportunity to work with such a great label overseas! Last year when we traveled to Europe for the month of July, it was one of the best experiences this band ever had. We are looking forward to the tour in October/November with our new label mates, TASTERS, very much. We worked extremely hard on our new CD "One Reality" and are very thankful that our European fans will now have the opportunity to purchase our CD in stores near them, with exclusive content, and at a fair price, now that we are working with Nuclear Blast. Our good friends, twice-over tour mates, and U.S. label mates, WE CAME AS ROMANS have also joined Nuclear Blast, and it's so nice to join them on Nuclear Blast, and so nice to be label mates, once again! We are grateful to be part of the Nuclear Blast family, and we welcome them to the TEXAS IN JULY family.“

TEXAS IN JULY
TASTERS
18.10. D         Berlin                                     - Comet Club


19.10. D         Wolfsburg                              - Jugendhaus Ost


21.10. I           Rom                                       - Traffic


22.10. I           Cesena                                 - Vidia International


23.10. A         Graz                                       - Explosiv


24.10. HU      Gyor                                       - Tatanka Music Club

 
25.10. A         Wien                                      - Viper Room


26.10. CZ       Prag                                       - 007


27.10. D         Schweinfurt                           - Stadtbahnhof

 
28.10. D         Trier                                       - Exhaus

 
29.10. D         Balingen                                - Rock Without Limits

 
31.10. F         Lyon                                       - La Marquise


02.11. B         Hasselt                                  - War Of Ages


03.11. UK      London                                  - In Purple Turtle Festival

 
04.11. UK      Brighton                                 - Audio


05.11. IRL      Dublin                                    - Fibber Magees

 
06.11. UK      Manchester                           - Moho Live

 
07.11. UK      Newcastle                             - Riverside

 
08.11. UK      Leeds                                    - The Well

 
09.11. UK      Leicester                               - Lock42


11.11. NL       Arnhem                                  - Willemeen


12.11. D         Köln                                       - MTC


15.11. D         Hamburg                               - Logo


16.11. D         Dessau                                  - Beatclub

 
18.11. D         München                                - Backstage


Contrition udsender debut single i dag

Metalnews Power of Metal.dk
Da Mighty Music i samarbejde med The Rock i maj slog dørene op til talentkonkurrencen MIGHTY FIGHT NIGHT skete det med masser af sommerfugle i maven fra de tre dystende bands. Hvert band havde fået stillet 20 minutter til rådighed til at overbevise publikum og de tre dommere, og efter en hård og tæt konkurrence blev det CONTRITION, der løb med sejren.

CONTRITION har derfor været i Hansen Studios og indspille med producerne Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Raunchy, Mercenary) og Jeppe Andersson (Scarred By Beauty, Invisius). Resultatet er singlen ”Lycanthropy”. En forsmag på hvad der er i vente fra et af de bands, der med garanti vil være med til at tegne fremtiden for dansk metalmusik.

"Lycanthropy" repræsenterer vores udvikling som band rigtig godt,” udtaler guitarist Andreas Koll Petersen. ”Så det at indspille "Lycanthropy" i et af Danmarks bedste studier, var helt sikkert en kanon oplevelse, og forhåbentlig ikke den sidste. Det var fedt at arbejde i de omgivelser, og det er noget vi altid har drømt om!”



”Lycanthropy” udkommer som officiel digital single på bl.a. iTunes via Mighty Music og Universal Music i dag.

Politiken.tv var på pletten, da CONTRITION vandt Mighty Fight Night og har offentliggjort dette indslag. Se øvrigt stemningsbilleder fra en fantastisk og inspirerende aften her.