Friday, December 30, 2011

Barry Clayton has died

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Barry Clayton, the man behind the spoken-word introduction to "The Number of the Beast", the title track of IRON MAIDEN's classic 1982 album, has died at the age of 80.

During the recording sessions for "The Number Of The Beast", the band reportedly asked the famous horror film actor Vincent Price to read the intro text to the title song. However, according to MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson, Price refused to do it for anything less than £25,000. The bandmembers then heard of someone who read ghost stories at Capital Radio and got him to do it instead. The man was Clayton, who had no interest in MAIDEN, but obliged when he was asked to put on a Vincent Price kind of voice.

According to the Islington Tribune, Clayton was a resident of Islington, which
is in Greater London, England, for 40 years. He was a pioneer of black television and radio programming. He produced the "Black Londoners" radio program for the BBC — the first black daily radio program — from its first airing in 1974 until 1988 when he left to join Capital Radio.

Clayton's deep, booming voice is forever etched in the minds of IRON MAIDEN
fans, thanks to the way he spoke those famous, ominous words that start "The
Number Of The Beast":

"Woe to You Oh Earth and Sea
For the Devil sends the beast with wrath
Because he knows the time is short
Let him who have understanding
Reckon the number of the beast
For it is a human number
Its number is six hundred and sixty six."

The Prophecy 23 announces 2nd album

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THE PROPHECY²³ announce their 2nd record

After the overwhelming reviews of their first record "...To The Pit" and many crazy live-shows (i.a. WACKEN OPEN AIR 2011) THE PROPHECY²³ announce their second record "GREEN MACHINE LASER BEAM". It will be produced by Kristian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner in the Kohlekeller Studios in January and February 2012. 

He already worked on chart-breaker like Crematory and Powerwolf. The second record of THE PROPHECY²³ will be released by MASSACRE RECORDS in spring/summer 2012. 

The cover artwork was again drawn by Marvin Clifford (MAD Magazine, etc.).

Lebowski streams "Cinematic"

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After hundreds of positive reviews and thousands of CD's sold.
 
The "Cinematic" is now available for full-length streaming on Bandcamp!

You can listen anytime, anywhere and share with your friends.

Bandcamp profile:

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Living Corpse announces new album

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Italians Living Corpse, after a massive lineup change, have set "And Everything Slips Away" as the title of their new full-length album due in early 2012 via Coroner Records.

The album, which includes 11 tracks, was mixed and mastered by Ettore Rigotti at The Metal House Studio (Disarmonia Mundi, Destrage, Blood Stain Child, Rise To Fall, Slowmotion Apocalypse, etc...).

The cover artwork was created by Jon Barmby (Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Your Demise).

Further details about official release date, tracklist, etc... will be revealed soon.

Five Serpents Tour 2012 Update

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ROCK HARD presents
"FIVE SERPENTS TOUR 2012"
EVILE
+ PORTRAIT
+ DR. LIVING DEAD

14/01/12  HU  Budapest - Club 202 *
15/01/12  DE  Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik
17/01/12  DE  München - Backstage
18/01/12  IT  Milan - Bitte Club
19/01/12  DE  Aalen - Rock It
20/01/12  DE  Wangen - Jugendhaus
21/01/12  CH  Aarau - Kiff
22/01/12  DE  Köln - Werkstatt
24/01/12  FR  Paris - La Scene Bastille
25/01/12  DE  Weinheim - Café Central
26/01/12  NL  Tilburg - 013
27/01/12  NL  Enschede - Atak
28/01/12  DK  Randers - Midwinter Meltdown
29/01/12  DE  Hamburg - Hafenklang
31/01/12  DE  Osnabrück - Bastard Club
01/02/12  DE  Saarbrücken - Garage
02/02/12  DE  Braunschweig - Schweinebarmann
03/02/12  BE  Vosselaar - Biebob
04/02/12  DE  Bamberg - Live Club
05/02/12  DE  Essen - Turock
* without DR. LIVING DEAD
 
Tickets (for Germany only): METALTIX; +49 (4627) 18 38 38; www.metaltix.com

Nyt Malrun album den 5. marts

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På MALRUNs andet album ”The Empty Frame”, der opfølger den anmelderroste debut ”Beauty in Chaos” (2010), rammer MALRUN den perfekte kombination af fængende rock melodier og energisk, groovy metal. Albummet kan meget vel vise sig at være blandt de mest lovende nye melodiske metalalbums i 2012. Musikalsk navigerer MALRUN i grænselandet mellem hårdtslående metal, groovy riffs og melodisk rock med et nyt og moderne islæt. Derfor henvender musikken sig både til det brede publikum og til metalmiljøet. ”The Empty Frame” er produceret, mixet og masteret af Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amarenthe, Mercenary).

Det lyriske tema på ”The Empty Frame” fokuserer primært på livsændrende begivenheder og hvordan livets vilkårlige tilfældigheder kan lede til store omvæltninger, tab, tristhed, krise m.v. men samtidig åbner nye muligheder for at udfylde ”den tomme ramme” – et symbol for det liv der endnu mangler at blive levet. Og som altid er MALRUNs lyriske univers krydret med små bidder af ironi, sarkasme, humor og sex.

MALRUNs debutalbum fra 2010 høstede et rigtig flot anmeldergennemsnit i Europa på 8 ud af 10, og MALRUN har siden rettet fokus uden for landets grænser mod et mere internationalt setup. I dag håndterer Dragon Productions fra Hamborg al europæisk booking for MALRUN, mens Gordeon Music fra Berlin er ansvarlige for Europæisk PR. MALRUN har allerede spillet sammen med bands som Staind (US), TYR (Færøerne), Mercenary (DK), og tog i foråret 2011 på tour med Audrey Horne (NO) gennem Tyskland og Schweiz. Udgivelsen af ”The Empty Frame” følges nu op af en endnu mere omfattende 3½ ugers tour (21. April til 13. Maj), hvor MALRUN supporter Die Apokalyptischen Reiter (D) i Tyskland, Østrig, Schweiz, Belgien, Holland, Frankrig, England, Spanien og Italien.

MALRUN har sat alle sejl og intensiveret livekoncerterne og eksponeringen i hele Europa, og alt på baggrund af de 5 gutters dedikation og umættelige passion for deres musik.

Den internationale presse har skrevet:

Rock Hard (9 ud af 10): “The debut of the year 2010....MALRUN leaves its scent marks between modern metal and alternative rock
Metalnews.de (6½ ud af 7): “It is not really possible to fit the album into any specific category and that is exactly what makes it so interesting
Terroverlag.de (9 ud af 10): “On top of it all Jacob is a Super-Singer... Jackpot!”
Metal.de (7 ud af 10): “a convincing show that does not stand back for compeditors on an international level
Aardschock magazine (85 ud af 100): “Metal of the future. Malrun is the new promise of Denmark. An album full of fat, melodic guitar riffs, great vocals and damn catchy choruses

Live tour anmeldelse, Metal-impressions.de: “Joy of playing! Harmony on stage, a great band and an outstanding singer! Their music, a blend of modern metal, hard rock and alternative suited the audience. Created not so typical Danish, but rather American, the sound was refreshing. The band played confidently through the set and brought the audience in the right mood. Class!!”

“The Empty Frame” trackliste:
01. Face Of The Unknown
02. Shadowborn
03. Moving Into Fear
04. New Blood
05. Sink Forever Down
06. Strip Show Of An Angel
07. The Iron March
08. Bloody Mary
09. Into The Sun
10. The Lyapunov Exponent
11. Pariah
12. Take It To The Grave
13. Yoke Of Stone

”The Empty Frame” udsendes i Danmark og resten af Europa mandag d. 5. marts 2012 via Mighty Music/Target Distribution.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Nyt Jerkstore album 1. februar

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Jerkstore udgiver d. 1. februar 2012 sit femte album, ”The Road Ends”. Albummet indeholder 14 sange og allerede nu er der mulighed for at lytte til albummets fire første sange på henholdsvis bandets Facebook-profil og Myspace-profil (se link nederst). Desuden er det allerede nu muligt at forudbestille albummet i bandets shop (http://jerkstoreband.bigcartel.com/). 

Udover at albummet er tilgængeligt på CD vil albummet fra 1. februar 2012 også kunne købes og høres via de gængse digitale services som Itunes, Spotify, Wimp, 247MS, for blot at nævne nogle få steder.

Link til Jerkstore på Facebook:

Link til streaming på Facebook:

Link til streaming på Jerkstores Myspace-profil:

Myon posts new video clip

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Finland’s Myon brings the danger and adrenaline back in to rock, with their new single and video Call Of The Senses”.

“The song is a story about extreme adrenaline search, so we needed a video that really shows all about what experiencing the extremes can be” – says the band’s leader Mika Pohjola. The video features Hustler´s cover model Kimberly Knox, a.k.a. Veera Julia Ikkala, who is also building a career as a singer.

Video "Call Of The Senses" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOmX1Cbc5bk

She has also directed the video. “When I heard “Call Of The Senses” for the first time and was asked to act in the video, my decision was an immediate ”YES!” This is because, personally the song touches me deeply and for me it is easy to relate to adrenaline seeking behaviour. To me life has always been about the extremes. Truly feeling each moment and following my instincts, for better and worse. I started to then build a clear picture in my mind about how to bring this across to our viewers and ended up directing the video myself, for I had a distinct vision that I wished to show the audience: Living life to the extreme… Really feeling the adrenaline and life to the maximum in certain moments. Be it for good or bad. Evidently such lifestyle takes its toll, in a way or another. To some it can be worth it, to some it is not. But my point was not to moralize or judge, ONLY to show what such moments and lifestyle of extremes may be.” Says Kimberly Knox about the theme of the video.

Tragically on 18th of December 2011, Niko Vainikainen, who can be seen in some scenes in the video died in as extreme way as he lived. We want to respect his memory with this video as well. For he truly was a person of extremes and lived his life to the fullest, following the call of his senses.

Call Of The Senses” Single and Video, will be released digitally 01.01.2012
The new single “Call Of The Senses” Proves once again, that Myon is taking music to the new direction and brings rock back to the new era 2012.  

Vitalworks era has began.

Myon :
Jukka Nummi Voc
Mika Pohjola Keyboards
Jyrki Laiho Gtr
Keijo Koivikko Bass
Matti Torro Drums

Myon discography:
1998 Heaven’s Garden
2002 Ghost In Paradise
2005 Slideshow
2007 Frameworks
2010 Inner Fire (Single)
2011 After It’s Gone (Single)
2012 Call Of The Senses (Single)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Madmaze's debut album out in January

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Frames of Alienation", debut album from italian thrasher metallers Madmaze, will be released on January 15, via Punishment 18 Records. Artwork has been created by popular american artist Ed Repka who previously worked for Death, Defiance, Atheist, Massacre, Megadeth, Toxik, Nuclear Assault, Vio-Lence, Municipal Waste and many more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1PjFaduXag&feature=player_embedded

Lord Volture posts video clip

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Heavy metal group LORD VOLTURE from the Netherlands present a new music video as  a Christmas treat to their fans to show their heart-felt appreciation of the positive feedback they so kindly received from different parts of the world last year. It is a video for the HEARTS OF STEEL song  from their first album BEAST OF THUNDER.

HEARTS OF STEEL VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kk7h2jhwG4

Let's Unite In Rock

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LET’S UNITE IN ROCK was written by HENRIK FLYMAN (Evil Masquerade) to the benefit of METAL FOR CANCER. Please go to www.metalforcancer.com and buy a copy of the song. It’s for a very good cause and all income is donated to the AUSTRALIAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION.


Metal For Cancer is an idea put together by Richard Ofsoski where carefully selected quality Heavy Metal and hard rock artists contribute music for digital download to help raise funds for the fight against cancer.

All proceeds go to ACRF (Australian Cancer Research Foundation) and approved by them www.acrf.com.au

THE BAND:
Henrik Flyman - guitar (Evil Masquerade)
Peter Wildoer - drums (James LaBrie, Darkane, Arch Enemy)
Thor Jeppesen - bass (Evil Masquerade)
Artur Meinild - keyboard (Evil Masquerade)

SINGERS:Mats Leven (Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen)
Snowy Shaw (Therion, Mercyful Fate, Dream Evil)
Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica, Northern Kings)
Apollo Papathanasio (Evil Masquerade, Firewind, Spiritual Beggars)
Tony Mills (TNT, Shy)
Silvio Massaro (Vanishing Point)
Richard Ofsoski (Ofsoski, Sedition)
Henrik Flyman (Evil Masquerade)
Lance King (Avian, Pyramaze)
Dagfinn Joensen (Fate)

LEAD GUITARISTS:Glen Drover (Megadeth, Testament, Eidolon)
Henrik Flyman (Evil Masquerade)
Stu Marshall (Empires Of Eden)

MIXED AND MASTERED BY:Jacob Hansen
Hansen Studios

COMPOSED AND PRODUCED BY:
Henrik Flyman

COVER ARTIST:
Barbara Ahearn

VIDEO:
Thomas Trane
Crazy Trane Productions

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:
Dark Minstrel Music

Mosfet - Thrash Assassination!

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Video of the song Thrash Assassination. Taken from the „Deathlike Thrash´n´Roll“ LP.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

House Of Metal 2-3 March 2012

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House of Metal is a two day indoor festival dedicated to various kinds of metal. The festival premiered at Umeå Folkets Hus in February 2007.

The festival has a capacity of 2700 visitors per night and enforces an age limit of 13. There are also various bar areas where the age limit is 18.

HoM has three stages and a coverband-stage and every year app. 25 bands, Swedish and international, crowd these stages. The festival also spots a market area selling CDs and candy etc and during daytime there are free guitar and drum clinics.

The goal is to become the best metal festival in Sweden and that goal is not too far off. Exceptional acts have visited the festival over the years, among others Lamb of God, Behemoth, Meshuggah, Soilwork, Satyricon, Pain, Nocturnal Rites, Entombed, Opeth, Samael, just to mention a few.

The festival is blessed with fantastic reviews by both media and visitors, visitors not only native to Sweden but arriving from all over the world.

Please see the "tickets" area for more information on how to buy your ticket for the festival.

You can travel to Umeå by flight, train or bus, or drive your own car. There are numerous hotels to choose from in the city. Please check the forum for advice on cheap living or co-travelling from other cities and countries.

Line Up 2012 (So far)
FRIDAY:
Amon Amarth
Tiamat
Nocturnal Rites
Pray For Locust
Adept

SATURDAY:
Immortal
Entombed
Amaranthe
The Resistance
Hellbound

Gotthard to Sweden Rock

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1992 seemed like the worst possible year to be a traditional, melodic hard-rock debutante. Still, Swiss band Gotthard were an instant and tremendous success. From their second album ”Dial hard” (1994) and onwards, all their records hit the #1-spot – all in all eleven (!) of them. After over a million albums sold domestically, it was obviously time to look abroad, including memorable appearances at SRF. Everything was brought to an abrupt and tragic halt in October 2010, when singer Steve Lee died in a traffic accident. The support of their fans and the blessing of Steve’s parents encouraged the surviving members to continue. After auditioning a multitude of candidates, Nic Maeder has been chosen to take Gotthard into the future. A new album will be released this spring, and SRF 2012 represents a cherished reunion for band and fans alike – the new Gotthard’s first appearance on Swedish soil.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Scar of the Sun @ Metal Firestorm 2012

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Greek modern atmospheric metallers SCAR OF THE SUN have been confirmed for the "Metal Firestorm 2012" European Tour alongside RAGE (headliners), TYR and COMMUNIC!

"METAL FIRESTORM 2012"
RAGE / TÝR / COMMUNIC / SCAR OF THE SUN
 
23.03.12   Fri     DE     Speyer @ Halle 101
24.03.12   Sat    DE     Andernach @ JUZ
25.03.12   Sun   DE     Braunschweig @ Meier Music Hall
27.03.12   Tue   DE     Hamburg @ Markthalle
28.03.12   Wed DE     Nürnberg @ Hirsch
29.03.12   Thu   DE     Bochum @ Zeche
30.03.12   Fri     DE     Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal
31.03.12   Sat    DE     Mauerstetten @ Sonnenhof
01.04.12   Sun   CH    Pratteln @ Z7
02.04.12   Mon  IT     Milan @ Bitte Club
03.04.12   Tue   FR     Montpellier @ Secret Place
05.04.12   Thu   ES     Madrid @ Sala Caracol
06.04.12   Fri     ES     Valencia @ Sala Rock City
07.04.12   Sat    ES     Pamplona @ Sala Totem

Regarding the tour, SCAR OF THE SUN commented on their official website: "Needless to say that we are all thrilled by the news and we're really looking forward to get on the road! The band feels the need to deeply thank Jörg Düsedau from Dragon Productions for getting us on this tour. Merry Christmas everybody, happy new year and see you all on the road! P.S. Don't forget that the band will be the direct support on the forthcoming FIREWIND concert in Athens, Greece on the 14th of January 2012! See you there too!"

SCAR OF THE SUN released its debut album, "A Series of Unfortunate Concurrencies", worldwide in late May 2011 via Scarlet Records. The album was co-produced and mixed by renowned Canadian producer Rhys Fulber (PARADISE LOST, FEAR FACTORY, MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD) and mastered by Greg Reely (PARADISE LOST, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD). It features guest appearances by Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY), Bob Katsionis (FIREWIND), Marios Iliopoulos (NIGHTRAGE), Chris Antoniou (SEPTICFLESH) and Leah Randi (CONJURE ONE).

Eisregen announces "Rostrot" release tour

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EISREGEN announce "Rostrot" release tour

The German masters of the macabre are back with a new full-length album, entitled "Rostrot". It follows their successful album "Schlangensonne" and entertains both EISREGEN fans and those who like to play the upholder of moral standards with its scathing, black humoristic acoustic horror stories.

So you can imagine that you didn't have to ask them twice to celebrate their new album with an excessive record release tour!

VARG and MILKING THE GOATMACHINE are you to support EISREGEN on tour.

Here are the tour dates:
05.04. DE Bochum - Matrix
06.04. DE Berlin - K17
07.04. DE Bad Salzungen - KW 70
08.04. DE Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
09.04. DE Frankfurt - Batschkapp
20.04. DE Hamburg - Markthalle
21.04. DE Würzburg - Posthalle
27.04. DE Bostalsee - Hexentanz Festival
28.04. DE München - Backstage

FortaRock Festival 2012

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MACHINE HEAD & NASUM confirmed for FortaRock Festival 2012

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FortaRock Festival
Saturday June 2, 2012
Park Brakkenstein, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
www.fortarock.nl
Two new bands have been confirmed for the 2012 FortaRock Festival:
MACHINE HEAD
NASUM

All the confirmed bands so far:
SLAYER
MACHINE HEAD
ANTHRAX
MESHUGGAH
NASUM
More bands will be confirmed soon! Check the FortaRock website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter (links at the bottom of this message).

Goth 'n' roll New Years Party

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ROCK THE NIGHT og THE BLACK CAT går sammen om at give deres publikummer den mest eksklusive og brandvarme nytårsaften.

De to ubestridt største klub succeser indenfor henholdsvis goth og den dekadente ende af heavy metal kulturen har længe leget med tanken om krydse klinger og nu skal det være.

Venue bliver i det nyrestaurerede PUMPEHUSET i indre by, lige ved siden af Palads Biograferne, Rådhuspladsen og Vesterport Station. Den nye sortmalede stueetage med plads til 400 mennesker, vil blive pyntet op efter alle kunstens regler med scene, dansegulv, 2 barer og lounge område.

Barpriserne vil være yderst rimelige, underholdningen i top, med performances i løbet af natten og begge klubber stiller hver især med stærkest tænkelige DJ line-up! Bl.a. vil DJ Love Gun og Camilla Cockrock fyre op under en masse hard rock og dekadent heavy metal, mens DJ Zombiejäger og DJ Skumlibar sætter ild til dansegulvet med gothic rock, darkwave, m.m.
Vi har også den store glæde at byde de ultra sexede, ildsprudlende, under loftet badutspringene og 100% fedtfrie THE FUEL GIRLS (UK) med 2 shows specialt designet til denne særlige event. Sleazy go go show til RTN husarerne og forfinet og klassisk burlesque til De Sorte Katte. Det blir hot!
Dørene åbner kl 23:00 og festen blir' for alvor sparket i gang efter den gratis champagne er blevet hældt indenbords til lyden af live Rådhusklokker og en fyrværkeri-oplyst nattehimmel og fortsætter til sidste mand skal tilbage i kisten. 

Forsalgs-billetter billetter vil blive solgt i Sex Beat Records, Black No 1 og Rock Uglen og i døren på aftenen. Prisen er 100,-

Vi snes - Goth 'n roll baby!

ROCK THE NIGHT & THE BLACK CAT
 
 
P.s. Vi gi'r da også kransekage. Det skal ikke komme an på det ;-)

The Safety Fire posts video clip

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UK based Progressive metalers THE SAFETY FIRE are honoured to announce the premiere of their brand new official video clip for “Huge Hammers” through Kerrang.com today.

So head over to Kerrang.com and check out the new clip:
http://www.kerrang.com/blog/2011/12/check_out_the_new_video_from_t_2.html

On 14th December, “Huge Hammers” was played for the first time on UK radio by Zane Lowe on Radio 1. He played the track in the ‘Next Hype’ section of the show, saying on air “I just found my new favourite band”.

And for all those who cannot wait with until the release of the band’s new full length album “Grind the Ocean in early 2012 “Huge Hammers” is available already on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/huge-hammers-single/id459751800


Leprous - Second part of the European Tour

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LEPROUS, the super active prog metal newcomer-sensations from Norway are nowhere near to be taking a real rest from promoting their current album “Bilateral”.

After a highly successful first half of the European tour with Amorphis, LEPROUS just recently toured in Japan together with Ihsahn and The Haunted.

The band has checked in with the following comment while briefly being at home, before leaving for the final run of dates with Amorphis, starting December 26th, in Jena / Germany::

"We've just come home from one of the best adventures in the LEPROUS career so far!
It was absolutely amazing to get the chance to play in all those great European countries once again, not to mention our unbelievable trip to Japan!
Thank you so much everyone, we're speechless!

We can't wait to go out on tour again with Amorphis, and this time also with The Man-Eating Tree.
The first leg of the tour was perfect and left us hungering for more.
Therefore we are extremely happy about hitting the road again very soon!
No better way to celebrate Christmas and New Year than on the road with LEPROUS!
See you soon!"
 
After being supported by the Spanish band Nahemah in first part of the tour, the second part will see The Man-Eating Tree from Finland as the opening act.
Here are all the remaining dates of the trip that sees LEPROUS doing a total of 41 shows in 21 countries:

Amorphis + LEPROUS +  The Man-Eating Tree– European Tour 2011/ 2012:
MON 26.12.2011 (Germany) JENA - F-Haus
TUE 27.12.2011 (Germany) BOCHUM - Zeche * Sold Out!
WED 28.12.2011 (Germany) OSNABRÜCK - Hyde Park
THU 29.12.2011 (Germany) HANNOVER - Capitol
FRI 30.12.2011 (Germany) KARLSRUHE - Substage
SAT 31.12.2011 (Switzerland) PRATTELN - Z7
TUE 03.01.2012 (Germany) SAARBRÜCKEN - Garage
WED 04.01.2012 (Germany) NÜRNBERG - Hirsch
THU 05.01.2012 (Austria) SALZBURG - Rockhouse
FRI 06.01.2012 (Austria) GRAZ - Explosiv
SAT 07.01.2012 (Slovakia) BRATISLAVA - Majestic Music Club
SUN 08.01.2012 (Hungary) BUDAPEST - Club 202
TUE 10.01.2012 (Austria) VIENNA - Szene
WED 11.01.2012 (Czech Republic) PRAGUE - Retro Music Hall (New venue!)
THU 12.01.2012 (Germany) ASCHAFFENBURG - Colos-Saal
FRI 13.01.2012 (The Netherlands) EINDHOVEN - Dynamo Club
SAT 14.01.2012 (Belgium) VOSSELAAR - Biebob
SUN 15.01.2012 (The Netherlands) HENGELO - Metropool 

A very special video clip for the song “Restless” off the band’s acclaimed “Bilateral” album can be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=986iAyQpr1U

The website of Guitar World magazine currently presents a full album stream of "Bilateral" as well as an interview with LEPROUS guitarist Tor Oddmund Suhrke:
http://www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-leprous-streaming-new-album-bilateral

SupreMa posts new video clip

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Brazilian metallers SupreMa confirm new video clip and line-up changes
Brazilian power progressive metallers SupreMa proudly present their brand new video “Nightmare” for one of the songs from the upcoming debut album “Traumatic Scenes”. It’s the first video in the band’s history and it is inspired by the works of famous Belgian artist René Magritte.
 
The clip is available at this location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pq-bRG2zPI
 
“Traumatic Scenes” is a conceptual album. Following this story, the fans will travel between the real and supernatural world passing through various phases of the human mind life. At the moment the band is finalizing the production of the CD in Barulho Estudio, São Paulo. 
 
Also, this week SupreMa confirmed the new drummer, Rafael Rosa (ex-Andre Matos, Ancestral), the replacement of Helmut Quacken who worked at the drum parts for “Traumatic Scenes”.  According to the guitarist Douglas Jen: “Rafael Rosa is the most full-fledged drummer that I have ever played with! Besides his incredible talent, he is a very well organized and dedicated person. Rafael recorded drums for the famous album of Andre Matos band "Time to be Free". Since the very first rehearsals with him everything has been calm and clear, and simply fantastic. Our chemistry appeared with the first cords and I’m totally sure that he will surprise all our fans in the forthcoming tour that will start in February 2012!”
 
SupreMa is: Pedro Nascimento - vocals, Douglas Jen - guitars, Gabriel Conti - bass, Rafael Rosa – drums. 
 
The band was established in the beginning of 2004 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. That same year the musicians released the debut EP “Spyeyes”. Since then Suprema has gathered a legion of fans in its home country, has got a lot of attention of special media and shared the stage with such renowned bands as Primal Fear, Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden),  Andre Matos, Krisiun, Korzus and Americans Phantom Rockers among others. The consolidation of the band's career came in 2008 with an extensive tour of North and Northeast of Brazil. At the end of 2010 the musicians started working at the material for their debut full-length. 
 
“Traumatic Scenes” is planned to be released in the first half of 2012. The cover artwork and track list will be revealed soon.

Jolly spreads a little joy...

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"A spinning platter of auditory therapy designed to stimulate your brain's pleasure center"
-Outburn Magazine

"JOLLY is going to be one of the most revered progressive rock bands of our time"
-Prog Archives

JOLLY are celebrating the season with a special holiday treat for their fans. The band has recorded a cover of the holiday classic "The Christmas Song" (commonly referred to as "Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire") - the video can be viewed on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIiBY_r_7IE

 and the mp3 is available as a free download from JOLLY's official website:
http://www.jollyband.com.

'Tis the season for happiness, and you can do your part by giving the gift of "The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 1)" this year. Check out the band's merch store for special holiday deals and discounts.

The band's debut album on InsideOut Music is one of the most acclaimed progressive rock releases of 2011, lauded by Decibel Magazine as "...having the chops to send almost any musician back to proverbial school." JOLLY will continue to share their "Audio Guide" on the road in 2012, and the band plan on releasing "The Audio Guide to Happiness (Part 2)" in fall.

Check out the JOLLY track "Joy" on the InsideOut Music 2011 Winter Sampler, available now for free download on Amazon.com.
 
LINE-UP:  
Anadale - Guitar, Vocals
Joe Reilly - Keyboards
Anthony Rondinone - Bass
Louis Abramson - Drums

New names @ GMM2012

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Last Sunday the guys from Sabaton treated the fans in a packed Trix Arena to an early Xmas present: the Swedes confirmed their presence at GMM2012 next summer in support of their new album. Click here to view the official announcement.

And just to continue in the christmas spirit we thought it would be a great idea to drop a few more names for next year’s festival: SLAYER, EUROPE, PENNYWISE, AS I LAY DYING, IHSAHN , UNEARTH, LEPROUS  and TEXAS IN JULY have been added to the lineup.

Massacre Records signs Elmsfire

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ELMSFIRE from Düsseldorf, Germany exist since 1999 and have hit the stage for the first time in 2002.

Fritz, the band's bassist, describes their music as melodic heavy metal, which is influenced by thrash and power metal. The songs are mostly about situations and emotions they've experienced.

The band's name is based on the St. Elmo's Fire, which is a weather phenomenon. The name ELMSFIRE represents the band, which is also full of energy.

Playing countless gigs and dealing with several lineup changes, ELMSFIRE have already recorded two demos and an EP.

"Thieves Of The Sun", the first full-length album of ELMSFIRE, is going to be released on February 24, 2012!

Lineup:
Doro - Guitar
Fritz - Bass
Patrick - Drums
Morten - Keyboard
Germano - Guitar
Erdmann - Vocals

Black Majesty @ 2012 Masters of Rock

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Australian melodic power metal band Black Majesty have been announced as part of the 2012 Masters of Rock Czech Republic festival. This will be Black Majesty’s only Czech Republic show during their 2012 European tour where they will be promoting their new album (produced by Roland Grapow – Masterplan) due for release in May 2012 through Limb Music Germany. Other acts already confirmed for the M.O.R. 2012 festival include Thin Lizzy, Stratovarius, Edguy, Gothard, Kamelot, Arch Enemy, Within Temptation, Firewind, Unisonic and Arakain amongst many others.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Soundgarden to Sweden Rock 2012

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Not only thrash metal has its ”Big Four”. The same goes for the grunge scene of the early 90’s. Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains rewrote the rules for the entire rock business and temporarily made Seattle the new rock capital of the world. Soundgarden were the first of the four to reach a wider audience, earning a Grammy nomination already for their debut ”Ultramega OK”. The bands second album, Led Zeppelinesque ”Louder than love” was followed by the Black Sabbath-influenced ”Badmotorfinger” (1991) and ”Superunknown” (1994) – two of the most important and successful hard rock releases of the 90’s. Songs like ”Rusty cage”, ”Black hole sun”, ”Spoonman” and ”Jesus Christ pose” are distinguished by inventiveness, odd time signatures and the intense singing of Chris Cornell. Obviously there was great enthusiasm in 2010, when the mythical band declared the reunion of it’s classic line-up: Chris Cornell (vocals, guitar), Kim Thayil (guitar), Ben Shepherd (bass) and Matt Cameron (drums). Not only is there a new album in the making, in 2012 Soundgarden are coming to Sweden Rock Festival! This is the band’s first Swedish concert since 1996 and also their only one in Sweden this summer. Definitely one of the rock’n’roll highlights of the year!

Pathfinder in the studio

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We got few good news for all PATHFINDER fans and believers on the end of this year...

All compositions for 2nd album, the next chapter of "Beyond The Space, Beyond The Time" are finished!! Last full of work 4 days we spent in studio recording the drums... and here is the next news:)

When Kamil Ruth left Pathfinder at the beginning of this year his place was taken by Kacper Stachowiak as "live drummer". Many of you had a chance to meet him during our concerts. After great cooperation on the stage/tours and amazing understanding on musical and personal level we are very proud to officialy welcome Kacper in our team! So all snare blasts and all crazy bass drum tempos on the 2nd album will be his!! :) And believe us! His sound will be perfect and mighty!

Here you can watch him in his work:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kNbqGN6oEM

OK. So if everything will go with our plan, the successor of "Beyond The Space, Beyond The Time" will be released in June 2012.

Stay power!!

A. E. Ruth

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Soilwork in songwriting mode

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After a highly successful run of European festivals and select club shows, Swedish melodic metal maestros SOILWORK have started writing music for the follow-up to “The Panic Broadcast”, which debuted the US Billboard charts at #88 upon its release in July 2010.



Commented vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid: “It's been an intense summer and at this point, me and the boys are hibernating in pretty much every corner of the world and putting our next album together. Many songs are yet to be written but the inspiration is flowing! People can expect a continuation of the intensity and presence of The Panic Broadcast, only taken to a higher level. That's the mindset. We will do some touring next year as well, before hopefully entering the studio sometime in the early fall. The album title is already set: "The Living Infinite". Chew on that for a bit and don't spit it out until the music is invading your ears, folks! Until then, make sure you follow the songwriting process and other news on Soilwork's official Facebook page and website. You can also follow Speed on Twitter. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and thank you all for your continuous support!"

Additionally, SOILWORK have uploaded new footage from their performance at last summer’s Roskilde festal in Denmark. Here’s an exclusive on-stage video for “Two Lives Worth Of Reckoning”.






Inferno Metal Festival 2012

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The festival is very proud to start its Label Focus Program (every year we will focus on 1 great label) with INDIE RECORDINGS.
 
Thanks to this collaboration, INDIE RECORDINGS & INFERNO Metal Festival Switzerland will present 3 great Norwegian bands on Saturday 10 March:
SHINING
NEKROMANTHEON
DJERV
About Indie Recordings
Indie Recordings is a Norwegian record label focusing on hard rock and metal that started out in 2005. They mainly work with Norwegian bands, but talent knows no borders so they`re open to ALL good music. Indie Recordings started off as a small side project to Indie Distribution, as they felt the urge to work closer with bands than what they could do as a distributor only. Indie Recordings has grown from releasing relatively unknown acts to signing and developing bands like Kvelertak, Satyricon, Enslaved, Keep Of Kalessin, Audrey Horne, Shining, Djerv + +. Having the opportunity to work with such fine musicians for the last years has been a great inspiration to them, and has motivated them to put all their efforts into creating a label they are very proud of. Every day they stay true to the cause: bringing out to the fans their favorite rock and metal music!
The Indie label focus program is supported by the Norwegian Embassy in Bern and Music Export Norway.

Dunderbeist reveals cover artwork

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Dunderbeist is releasing their new album, “Black Arts & Crooked Tails”, the 10th of February in Europe and the 14th of February in North America. “Black Arts & Crooked Tails” consists of 10 hard and heavy cut-the-crap tracks and it shows the whole spectra in what this band manage to pull off and show off as their own brand of Norwegian Metal with a bucket of rock in it.

Today they give you a sneak peek to the track list!


01. La Guerre du Feu (Lord Of the Flames)
02. Through The Peephole
03. Fear & Loathing
04. Lucifer Eyes
05. The Worst Sentence
06. Shields Aligned
07. More Me
08. Winter past
09. 8 Crows and Counting
10. Hum Hum

Also check out these live dates in Norway:
03.02.2012 Hydranten, Hamar
04.02.2012 Betong, Oslo
 

Dunderbeist is finally upon their International debut, and with “Black Arts & Crooked Tails”, the seven-headed gentleman is ready to make an everlasting impression on the hard rock/metal world.

Epica reveals album artwork

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Epica's upcoming 5th full-length album which will be released on the 9th of March 2012 by Nuclear Blast

„The work is done! Recordings, mixes and mastering are finished. Although you have to wait some more to know how it sounds, we can already show you how it looks! So here it is: the official coverart (by Stephan Heilemann) and tracklisting of Epica's new album Requiem for the Indifferent."


Tracklist:
1 - Karma
2 - Monopoly on Truth
3 - Storm the Sorrow
4 - Delirium
5 - Internal Warfare
6 - Requiem for the Indifferent
7 - Anima
8 - Guilty Demeanor
9 - Deep Water Horizon
10 - Stay the Course
11 - Deter the Tyrant
12 - Avalanche
13 - Serenade of Self-Destruction

EPICA also explained the meaning of the album title:

„This title refers to the end of an era. Mankind can no longer stick their head in the sand for the things that are happening around us. We are facing many challenges. There is an enormous tension between different religions and cultures, wars, natural disasters and a huge financial crisis, which is getting out of control. More than ever we will need each other to overcome these problems. As we are all connected; the universe, earth, nature, animals and human beings, this period in time will be the prelude to the end for those who still don't want to, or simply won't see it. A REQUIEM FOR THE INDIFFERENT but also a possibility for a new beginning with great new chances!“

Epica will present this album to the public on the 16th of March 2012, in 013, Tilburg (NL) tickets are still available but are going out fast! Be sure to get your tickets in time HERE 

Keep an eye on the official Epica website and social media for regular updates on REQUIEM FOR THE INDIFFERENT!!

Origin touring Europe with Psycroptic

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ORIGIN - One of the most intense and technical forces of the contemporary death metal world, ORIGIN,  have returned to stake their claim as the leaders of metal’s new wave of extremity with their fifth studio effort entitled Entity.  As expected, ORIGIN continue to churn out frantic hell paced grids of metal torment, but now further compliment the arrangements with a new found propensity for churning grooves and the hook laden approach that first reared its ugly, but accessible head on the bands 2007 offering, Antithesis.

Joining the frantic torment for a long overdue return to Europe will be PSYCROPTIC, whose latest opus 'The Inherited Repression'  is set to be released worldwide in Feb 2012. Staying clear of trends, PSYCROPTIC incorporate many different elements of musical genres – extreme and otherwise - to capture a sound that is uniquely their own: a precise blend of brutality, intensity and groove.
Rounding out the trio is the deadly grinding bang of LENGT TCH’E. Styled by themselves as razorgrind, the four maniacs that make up LENG TCH’E are determined to shred all before them. With two more acts to be announced, this tour looks set to crush its way around Europe and prove to be one of the most devastating runs of the year.


ORIGIN with PSYCROPTIC and LENG TCH’E (plus two more acts TBA) PERFORMING AT:
03.02 Belgium, Brüssel – Magasin 4
04.02 Switzerland, Dietikon - Zurich @ Sounddock
05.02 Switzerland, Martigny @ Les Caves du Manoir
06.02 Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Gala Hala
07.02 Hungary, Budapest @ Durer Kert
08.02 Romania, Cluj Napoca @ Euphoria Music Club
09.02 Slovakia, Bratislava @ Randal Club
10.02 Germany, Leipzig @ Hellriser
11.02 Germany, Essen @ Turock
12.02 Germany, Hamburg @ Marx
13.02 Czech, Prague @ Black Pes
15.02 Sweden, Stockholm @ Venue tba
16.02 Sweden, Gothenburg @ Parken
17.02 Denmark, Copenhagen @ Stengade
18.02 Germany, Berlin @ K17
19.02 Germany, Trier @ Exhaus
20.02 UK, Plymouth @ White Rabbit
21.02 UK TBA
22.02 UK, Edinburgh @ Studio 24
23.02 UK, Leeds @ The Well
24.02 UK London @ Underworld
25.02. France, Nantes @ Venue tba
26.02 France, Paris @ Venue tba
28.02 TBA
29.02 France, Toulouse @ Venue tba
01.03 France, Marseille @ Venue tba
02.03 France, Lyon @ Venue tba
03.03 Netherland - Tilburg @ Neurotic Deathfest 2012