Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lake of Tears posts video clip

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LAKE OF TEARS release „House Of The Setting Sun“ video clip!

Back from their tour through China, Swedish melancholic metalllers LAKE OF TEARS present a new video clip for the song “House Of the Setting Sun” (taken from their latest album “Illwill”). The clip contains live footage from the tour.

Here are some personal comments and news from the band:

China
At the beginning of the year we embarked on an adventure to the great country of China. This was our first visit and we did not know what to expect at all. Somewhat to our surprise the four shows we did turned out to be quite succesful, with many and enthusiastic people attending. The video clip for House of the Setting Sun is made up from footage from all four shows. Enjoy.
 
Metalfest
Lake of Tears will take part in some of the shows for the Metal Fest 2012. For the first time ever we will come to Croatia, which is something we have been wanting to do for quite some time now. Many great bands will perform, including Kreator, Wasp and Triptykon (to share the stage with Tom Warrior really is something to write home about!).
 
OST Fest
For the fourth time Lake of Tears will perform in the Romanian capital of Bucharest. We view Bucharest as one of our home towns in this godforsaken world, and have many nice memories from the previous visits playing the Arenale Romane or Agronomia Hall. To be on the same bill as Motörhead and Wasp is nothing short of...awesome.

Ektomorf strikes new deal

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EKTOMORF:  „The Acoustic“ released / new endorsement deal

Just a few weeks ago (and even before the new EKTOMORF album „The Acoustic“ was released on Februar 17th)  EKTOMORF frontmann Zoli Farkas followed and invitation to Los Angeles, where he signed a  new endorsement deal with ESP guitars. A nice video was filme das well:


New Crystal Viper album April 27

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CRYSTAL VIPER: guest appearances on the new album “Crimen Excepta” (release April 27th)

CRYSTAL VIPER will release their new album titled "Crimen Excepta" on April 27 (in Europe) and April 24 (in United States). The concept effort about holy inquisition, black magic and witches, where fiction is mixed with historical facts, has been produced by Bart Gabriel (SACRED STEEL, JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR) and recorded with sound engineer Mariusz Pietka (MORTICIAN, LONEWOLF), is the heaviest and most dark album CRYSTAL VIPER ever did. There will be two special guests on "Crimen Excepta": David Bower, vocalist of HELL appear in the title track, while VADER mainman Peter will be heard in the cover version of the classic VADER song "Tyrani Piekiel", which will be available as the bonus track on the first, limited edition of the album. So most probably CRYSTAL VIPER is the first ever Heavy Metal band, which re-arranged and recorded Death Metal cover song. 

"We already announced that fans should expect the unexpected. The new album is different than everything CRYSTAL VIPER did in the past. Of course it's still traditonal Metal, and it's still CRYSTAL VIPER - but this time, everything was different, starting from the compositions, through our attitude and inspirations, up to equipment we used and the recording session itself" says CRYSTAL VIPER frontwoman Marta Gabriel. "It was amazing to have Peter in the studio, we all are huge fans of VADER, and I think he was also amazed when he heard how our voices sound together in this Heavy Metal version of "Tyrani Piekiel". And when you will hear the lines of William The Judge recorded by David of HELL, you will have jaw on the floor. We had." she adds.

The Psyke Project tager på turne

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THE PSYKE PROJECT TAGER PÅ TOUR I ØSTEUROPA.

Det københavnske hardcore metal band THE PSYKE PROJECT turnerer det mørke Østeuropa på en 14 dages tourne i Tjekkiet, Slovakiet og Ungarn.
Forsanger Martin Nielskov har følgende kommentar:
"Den her tour bliver punk."

Touren inkluderer to tjekkiske bands - ANIME TORMENT (death metal) og RATS GET FAT (chaotic hc/punk) og datoerne er følgende:

27/04/2012 CZ/Litoměřice/Baronka
28/04/2012 CZ/Jindřichův Hradec/Zbuzany
29/04/2012 CZ/Praha/Modrá Vopice
30/04/2012 CZ/Strakonice/Na Křemelce
01/05/2012 CZ/Plzeň/Pod Lampou
02/05/2012 CZ/Pardubice/Ponorka
03/05/2012 CZ/Opava/Jam
04/05/2012 HUN/Budapest/Durer Kert
05/05/2012 SK/Trenčín/Boogie Bar
06/05/2012 SK/Žilina/Retro Club
07/05/2012 SK/Trnava



Lord Raven adds new drummer

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Raven Lord has revealed that former Stuka Squadron (Blaze Bayley, Chokehold, Sinocence, Arbitrater) drummer Lawrence “Larry” Patersonjoining the band. Larry lives in UK and comes with tour experience. Larry will be handling the drum duties and completes Raven Lord’s line up.

The band has been often compared to sound like Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Preliminary work on a new album has already begun, with various songs at different stages of completion. Two new songs ‘End of World’ and ‘Saints & Sinners’ can be heard at www.myspace.com/raven-lord or www.facebook.com/ravenlordmusic.
 
Raven Lord’s line up is Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine, Sardonyx, Emergency) – Vocals, Stefan Lindholm (Vindictiv) – Lead Guitar, Julian Barrett (Tarja Turunen, Barilari, Lorihen) – Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Jamie Mallender (Tony Martin Band, ex-Black Sabbath) – Bass Guitar and Lawrence “Larry” Paterson (Blaze Bayley, Stuka Squadron, Sinocence) – Drums. Larry’s bio: Lawrence ‘Larry’ Paterson was born in Matamata, New Zealand, drumming by the age of 15 influenced by the sounds of classic hard rock and heavy metal made by bands such as Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and AC/DC. Several bands in New Zealand followed until by 1988 Lawrence relocated to the United Kingdom.

Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air

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In exactly 4 months the Epic Metal masters of MANILLA ROAD will headline the Friday night of the Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air on June 29th at the Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio (just 20 minutes East of Columbus, OH). Mark "The Shark" Shelton states: "We have not played in Ohio since 1988 or '89 and we're really looking forward to play at this American True Metal festival in Ohio!"

On Saturday night, June 30th, HELSTAR will return to performing in Ohio after 26 years. Last time Helstar performed in Ohio was after the release of their "Remnants Of War" album in 1986!

Tickets for this All Ages show are available for purchase at http://www.warriorsofmetalfest.com/tickets and Fest T-shirts can also be ordered ahead of time. Adult weekend passes are $50 for 1, 2 and 3 people and only $40 for each person in a group of 4 (4-Pack Tickets).

 
 

OverKill posts new song

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OVERKILL – release new song + new music ... - 2012-02-29 00:00 
New Jersey based thrash icons OVERKILL just released the first song off the bands upcoming album „The Electric Age“ - check out „Electric Rattlesnake“ at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8TiXMAW0dg

In other news OVERKILL traveled to Asbury Park, NJ this weekend to shoot a brand new music video for the above mentioned track locked away in the historic Paramount Theater.

Accept posts new song

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ACCEPT have achieved what few had predicted! With ‘Blood of the Nations’, they returned to the pantheon of heavy metal after a lengthy absence with a remarkable album. ‘Blood of the Nations” was a triumphant achievement that couldn’t have been any more successful or better received by fans and media alike. “Blood of the Nations” had eclipsed all expectations, being named Album of the Year in over 50 international “Best Of” lists and charted world wide higher than any previous ACCEPT release.

We are now in February 2012. The long running rumors that ACCEPT had started work on a new record last fall turned out to be true. It has been a few weeks since ACCEPT indeed announced the completion of their new album with the title ‘Stalingrad’. ACCEPT will now officially unveil the first track as a teaser for their new masterpiece. The title track to ‘Stalingrad’ will be available on ACCEPT’s YouTube channel in its entirety.

Listen to the track “Stalingrad” here:

‘Stalingrad’, the album, will be released in early April. It is already being hailed as the absolute prefect follow-up to the record-breaking ‚Blood oft he Nations’. The first reviews from the German media are starting to hit the presses hard and fast:

»Blood Of The Nations was ´metal album of the year 2010. ´Stalingrad is a worthy follow-up!«
ROCK HARD (GER) / Götz Kühnemund

»With Stalingrad the veterans show the juniors how to write classics!«
HEAVY (GER) / Martin Römpp

»Stalingrad is definitely a contender the title ´Metal album of the year 2012´«
RCN (GER) / Jochen Albrecht

 

Additional Shows have been announced in Russia for April:
24.04.12  Rostov Am Don (RUS), Officers Hall of Culture
25.04.12  Ekaterinburg (RUS), Cosmos Concert Hall
28.04.12 Moskau (RUS), Milk

The entire Spring Tour 2012 is now confirmed as follows:
Rock Hard, iMusic 1, Blast, Piranha, Musix & Noizeletter presents:
ACCEPT with HELL
06.04.12 Paris (F), Bataclan
07.04.12 Mons (BE), PPM Fest
08.04.12 Schijndel (N), Paaspop Festival
10.04.12 Kempten (GER), Big Box
11.04.12 Filderstadt (GER), Pilharmonie
13.04.12 Straubing (GER), Messehalle
14.04.12 Geiselwind (GER), Event Center
15.04.12 Pratteln (CH), Z7
17.04.12 Oberhausen (GER), Turbinenhalle
18.04.12 Hamburg (GER), Große Freiheit
19.04.12 Berlin (GER), Huxleys

ACCEPT Without HELL:
21.04.12 Zlin (CZ), Euronics
22.04.12 Warschau (PL), Stodola
24.04.12 Rostov Am Don (RUS), Officers Hall of Culture
25.04.12 Ekaterinburg (RUS), Cosmos Concert Hall
28.04.12 Moskau (RUS), Milk

New Katana album in May

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Tobias Carlsson (guitar/ songwriter) sent us an update about KATANA's new album 'Storms of war' to be released in May on Listenable records.
 
" It was once again recorded, mixed and mastered at Sonic Train Studios by King Diamond guitarist Andy La Rocque.
We were very focused and determined right from the beginning to create a sound that no one had heard on an album since the 80s. To accomplish this, we and Andy listened alot to albums produced by Martin Birch when mixing and setting the sound. Mostly Rainbow, Heaven and Hell by Black Sabbath, Killers by Iron Maiden and Assault Attack by MSG. It became almost our motto in the studio to ask "How would Martin have done it?" whenever we had doubts about something.
The songs are mostly completely new, mixed in with some very old ideas and stuff that weren't finished in time for the last recording. "

" The band has been around for nearly ten years now, and for the first album we had that long to write the material. This time, most of the songs were written and rehearsed over a period of a couple of months. This has been a challenge, but a positive one that has forced our song writing to its best, and beyond.

We have broken new ground with this album and played around with things that we have never done before, thus widening the range of what we are capable of musically. But at the same time, we feel that we have come a long way in defining a uniqe style and sound for KATANA. I would say the album is as diverse as the first one musically, yet more uniform."

" The Japanese influences are there, especially in the epic song about the great Mongolian emperor Kubilai Khan who twice tried to invade Japan, and failed miserably both times. It is a grand story of Japanese history and mythology. But we are not limited by the Japanese influences and there are songs on this album that explore both other mythological subjects as well as themes taken from popular culture and everyday life."
 
Tobias confirmed that musically, a fan of early 80s heavy metal will feel at home in this album as much as the previous one, and the influences are still very much early Saxon, early Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Rainbow, Grim Reaper, Manowar and so on. But more than anything, this album represents 100% KATANA.
 
STORMS OF WAR ARE DRAWING SOON !!
 
 

Fuck the Facts on European Tour

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Ottawa’s grindmanglers FUCK THE FACTS have confirmed an extensive European headlining tour in support of their latest LP, Die Miserable. The critically acclaimed album was released in October via Relapse Records and is available on CD/LP/Digital at this location. A complete listing of dates is available below. 
Guitarist Topon Dos commented on the upcoming run: "It's been a couple of years since we've last been to Europe, so we're excited not only to finally get back over there, but to also have the opportunity to play some countries like Finland and Hungary for the first time. We've been ripping through a bunch of songs from our new album "Die Miserable" recently, so you can expect to hear a lot of newer tunes. See you soon!"
Additionally, the band was recently nominated for Canada’s prestigious 2012 Juno awards in the Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year category and Sirius XM’s Indies Metal Artist/Group of the Year category. More info on the Juno awards is available here while voting for the Sirius XM awards can be accessed here.
Die Miserable's entire eight tracks of annihilating socio-political grind-metal mayhem can be streamed via the band's official Bandcamp page.
FUCK THE FACTS - DIE MISERABLE IN EUROPE - TOUR 2012
March 7- ITA Bologna at Atlantide
March 8 - ITA Milano at Lo-Fi
March 9 - SWI Zurich at Dynamo Werk 21
March 10 - GER Trier at Exhaus
March 11 - GER Karlsruhe at Halle 14
March 13 - BEL Liege at La Zone
March 14 - HOL Rotterdam at Worm
March 15 - HOL Nijmegen at De Onderbroek
March 16 - GER Mulheim at AZ
March 17 - GER Hamburg at Elbdeich
March 18 - DEN Aalborg at 1000 Fryd
March 20 - SWE Goteborg at Härden
March 21 - NOR Oslo at Internasjonale
March 23 - FIN Oulu at Ykan Pub
March 24 - FIN Jyvaskyla at Musta Kynnys
March 25 - FIN Tampere at Kahvila Hertta
March 27 - FIN Helsinky at Lepakkomies
March 28 - SWE Stockholm at Svarta Dörren
March 29 - DEN Copenhagen at Dödsmaskinen
March 30 - GER Leipzig at Zoro
April 1 - CZE Prague at Modra Vopice
April 2 - CZE Ostrava at Plan B
April 3 - CZE Brno at M13 Muzak Klub
April 4 - SLK Kosice at Collosseum Club
April 5 - HUN Budapest at Szabad Az A’
April 6 - AUS Wien at Escape Metalcorner
April 7 - SLO Ljubljana at Klub Gromka

Meshuggah posts new trailer

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A video trailer for „Koloss“, the new studio album by Swedish extreme technical metal band MESHUGGAH, is now available for viewing on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel.

The track “Do Not Look Down” can be streamed in its entirety in the Nuclear Blast USA Web Shop (click open any pre-order bundle item to get to the Soundcloud player). To order anything within Europe, please head over to the Nuclear Blast EUROPE Web Shop.

Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion” can be streamed here. A lyric video for the song can be viewed on YouTube.

Koloss“ will be released in Europe on March 23rd.

SAOL signs The Boyscout

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THE BOYSCOUT – the German BIKER ROCKER which is produced by MICHAEL VOSS ( MAD MAX ) signed a Deal with label service SAOL.
 
THE BOYSCOUT explains : “BON JOVI & GOTTHARD were big influences for me and of course thats why people often compare my sound to them. I am happy to be able to work with SAOL, because they can help me to let my songs reach the right audience. I am really proud to be part of the SAOL familiy and I’m looking forward to working with people who live, love and breathe music!”
 
The new Album “Blood Red Rose – A Rock Fantasy” will be released on June 6th 2012 via SAOL / H’Art / Zebralution.
 
On March 22nd you can can enjoy THE BOYSCOUT’S outstanding BIKER HYMN – “Bikers Feeling” all around the world.
 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Season of Mist signs Blacklodge

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Season of Mist is proud to announce the fresh addition of French act BLACKLODGE to the Underground Activists roster. The industrial black metallers' fourth album is already in the can and should hit the stores later this year.

The band comments: "BLACKLODGE uncovers with fervour a new conspiracy with Season of Mist to release their forthcoming album in 2012. The band is proud to join the label's quality squadron in order to weave a stronger web worldwide and push the venom of Industrial Black Metal to a higher level of toxicity."
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Second Black Sheep Wall album March 23

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"No Matter Where It Ends", BLACK SHEEP WALL's sophomore album, has been slated for a March 23rd release (North American date yet to be announced). 

You can now hear "Liminality", a full song from this Sludge mastodon, on Season of Mist's Facebook page.

Som251
  1. Agnostic Demon
  2. Liminality
  3. Vitruvian God
  4. Black Church
  5. Torrential
  6. Ambient Ambitions
  7. Cognitive Dissonance
  8. Personal Prophet
  9. Flesh Tomb

"No Matter Where It Ends" can be pre-ordered on Season of Mist's e-shop.

Carach Angren posts webisode

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CARACH ANGREN have named their forthcoming album "Where The Corpses Sink Forever". The Dutch symphonic act's third album has been slated for a May 18th release.
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You can watch the first webisode of the recording sessions on YouTube.

Third Engel album in May

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Swedish modern metallers ENGEL's third album is entitled "Blood of Saints" and has been scheduled for a May 18th release. 

The band recently shot a video for new song "Question Your Place", a number from "Blood of Saints". You can watch a short trailer on Season of Mist's YouTube channel.
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ENGEL's previous album "Threnody" is still available on Season of Mist's e-shop and the exclusive "Songs for the Dead" digital EP can be purchased on iTunes.

Season of Mist signs Inquisition

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Black metal powerhouse INQUISITION just inked a deal with Season of Mist! The Americans' sixth album will be released on the Underground Activists division.
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Frontman Dagon issued the following statement: "For many years INQUISITION has loyally walked upon the path of Black Metal deeply devoted to its spirituality and magic while growing and maturing our craft, yet always preserving the essence that ignited us since our beginning, always keeping us rooted in the elements that make us what we are now and who we were in the past. Time is relativity and this relativity is affected by choice and selection during our time of existence as INQUISITION. Therefore our careful choice of a new label as a means to take us further into our journey, and your journey, extending this path we walk upon into deeper dimensions and allowing us to heighten our potential will be placed in the hands of Season of Mist. At this time we are heavily devoted to the composition and arrangement of our next opus. We know what we want, we know what you expect and we look forward to 2012 being the year of creation and production of this upcoming ritual. With pride we announce this new relationship and with pride we will continue to deliver INQUISITION at its finest... Hail the cult."

Judge Smith creates a movie for your ears

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Independent composer and recording artist Judge Smith, who in 1967 co-founded with Peter Hammill the influential underground band ‘Van der Graaf Generator’, has created a movie for your ears – a new concept CD titled 'Orfeas'; a retelling of the ancient myth of Orpheus, the magical musican who travels to the Land of the Dead in search of the lost Eurydice. Since his Van der Graaf Generator days, Judge Smith has been responsible for a wide variety of music projects, including four stage-musicals (with productions at the Edinburgh Traverse, Sheffield Crucible and the Lyric, Hammersmith), opera and cantata libretti, songs for the ‘70s TV show ‘Not The Nine O’clock News’, and songs recorded by Peter Hammill and Lene Lovich. His film ‘The Brass Band’ has won several international awards. Judge Smith's music is complex in structure and often fragmented, but is always tuneful and strangely memorable, with humor never far from the surface. In the course of a twenty-year independent solo career, he has released ten CDs and DVDs.

My principal interest is in telling stories with words and music,” explains Judge. “Some of my CDs are collections of songs, the usual format for an album, although people say that my songs are unusual and idiosyncratic. However, three of my projects are in a different category. Over many years, I have developed a new way of making extended musical narratives that I call ‘Songstories’, which are more complex than song-cycles or ‘rock operas’. They are not ‘musicals’ either, since they are pretty well un-stageable, and are each intended to be being complete as an ‘audio experience’. The three Songstories are all very different. The first, ‘Curly’s Airships’, a double CD with a running time of two hours and twenty minutes, was completed in 2000 after six years full-time work, and tells the story of the 1930 R-101 Airship disaster. It is probably one the largest and most ambitious pieces of rock music ever recorded. The second, ‘The Climber’, released in 2009, in complete contrast, is performed by me with an unaccompanied Norwegian male voice choir, and a double bass. The third Songstory is ‘Orfeas’, my own interpretation of the Classical myth.”

This Songstory uses wildly contrasting styles of music to tell its story, including instrumental Rock, Mediterranean guitar music, modern classical string sextet music, classical Trance dance music and Death Metal. 'Orfeas' also features a radical, and little-known, technique for transforming recorded speech into melody. “As far as I am aware, I am the only person making work like this, and I think it would be probably fair to say that no one else does what I do,” says Judge.

“Best known for his role in the formation of Van de Graaf Generator, Judge Smith is clearly not an artist with much interest in toeing the line. 'Orfeas', a three-act 'songstory' in which Smith and a host of guest performers re-imagine the titular Greek legend as he headlines at Wembley Arena, is effectively an exercise in schizophrenic musical theatre, replete with rambling soliloquies and plot-revealing dialogue set to avant-garde chamber music, that takes in everything from Jaunty rock radio-jingles and ethereal pop.” Dom Lawson – Classic Rock Presents Prog

In recent news, on November 6, 2011 a performance of Judge Smith's 'The House That Cried' was held in Como, Italy. The show also took place on November 20, 2011 in Chiasso, Switzerland.

For more information visit www.Judge-Smith.com

Fomento posts album preview

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"To Persevere Is Diabolical", the new full-length album by Italian metallers Fomento, will be released on March 12, 2012 via Coroner Records.

Here is a statement about the album from frontman Marco Krasinski:
"The new album is entitled "To Persevere Is Diabolical" because we wanted it to be a continuation and evolution of the previous record. For this reason the artwork also incorporates the theme of Cerberus that on "Either Caesars Or Nothing" was only hinted at and now it's the main concept.

The first record was about all the mistakes that the modern man does so well, if to err is human, to persevere in error is diabolical.

Unlike the first album, which was mostly written by me, this new one was born as a band project, trying to let all band members music tastes and background will flow in each song. There is a new black and especially death metal vein that pervades the album that before was not so obvious and that added some evil stuffs to what we already did."

Fomento - To Persevere Is Diabolical
Track List
01. Beware The Ides Of March
02. The Skeleton Coast
03. Devil's Trill
04. The Dysteleological Argument
05. Predominance
06. Monster Mobster
07. Desecrators
08. Blood Pact
09. The Mud Machine
10. In The Sixth Day
11. Necropotency
12. On My Father's Grave

You can listen to an exclusive full preview of "To Persevere Is Diabolical" by going to http://metalitalia.com/articolo/fomento-ascolta-il-nuovo-to-persevere-is-diabolical-in-esclusiva-assoluta/.

Jerry Gaskill suffers a heart attack

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Jerry Gaskill, drummer for legendary rockers KING'S X, suffered a heart attack Sunday, February 26, and was accordingly rushed to the hospital. After undergoing an emergency operation, Jerry was put in intensive care (where he currently remains).

In light of Jerry's sudden hospitalization, all upcoming North American tour dates for KING'S X have been cancelled. Jerry will be spending these days recovering back to full health so that he can hopefully join the band behind the drums at some point in the future.

Everyone at InsideOut Music is sending him their very best wishes and is hoping for a quick recovery!

KING'S X online: 

www.kingsxrocks.com

Compos Mentis is still alive

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It has been a while since our last update, and it is time for you to know what is going on in the CM camp. Shortly after the release of Our Kingdom of Decay half of the members lost the drive and decided to pull out of the band. One of the reasons was the fact that we were all getting increasingly busy with work, families, and other bands (Ken for his part plays in Crocell and Illdisposed while Rune plays the bass in Kiss Me Scarlett).

What was probably equally important, however, was that our own expectations for “Our Kingdom of Decay” were not exactly fulfilled when it came out. We had been working intensely on that album for a long time and put a lot of energy and money into it, and we were all quite worn out when the album was finally released. We were, and still are, really proud of that album but we did not put the necessary effort into promoting it and the release left us in some kind of void.

Therefore the last two years have been rather dull and non-productive for Compos Mentis. And last summer it peaked when Ken, Claus and Rune took the final decision of parting ways with the band. Somewhat depressing, but we're all still best friends nonetheless.

Right now the status is that we are not searching for replacements, and we are most likely not releasing anything within the next year. But since last summer the rest of us - the three original and founding members - have been trying out different ideas in the rehearsal room. Maybe we will try to find back to the roots or maybe we will redefine the sound of Compos Mentis. Whatever the case, we do have a handful of good ol' CM-songs lying around that we will make available in some form and format at some point.

We are not quite sure what the future brings, but we do know that Compos Mentis is still alive!

Webshop sale and free downloads

To keep you busy in the meantime (oh yeah, and to celebrate our 16th anniversary this January!) we have made “Fragments of a Withered Dream” available for free on http://composmentis.bandcamp.com/. Here you can also download our very first release, "Quadrology of Sorrow" from 2001, for free.
Furthermore all CD's and merchandise from the webshop is currently sold for only 5 € - so now would be a good time to get the t-shirt you always wanted anyway...

Monday, February 27, 2012

New Amorphous album this week

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AMORPHOUS A Perfect Evil album will be available 01.03.2012

Hideous. Filthy. Obscure. Old School. Second strike of Death Metal Cannibals - Amorphous!

/with Vader, Esquarial & Dissenter members/...

New Amorphous album will be available 1th March. This brutal piece of meat will be release by Let It Bleed Rec. as limited (to 500 copies only) noble digipack. 

Enjoy the filthy & brutal Death Metal!

Tracklist:
01.Psychosis
02.Deception.. lie.. forgivness
03.Shred
04.My revenge
05.Lonely reality
06.Escape
07.The abyss of nothingness
08.Discouraged
09.Let's paint the death
10.Agony part II

Massacre Records signs 69 Chambers

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69 CHAMBERS like to call their music a minefield of contradictions, combining brutality with pop sensibility in an array of in-your-face rock and metal songs.
With their upcoming yet untitled masterpiece, 69 CHAMBERS are more than ready to take over the world’s rock and metal audiences. In the band’s own words, the new songs are more mature, sometimes harder, and playfully incorporate different stylistic influences. 

The immediate success of their debut album "War On The Inside" allowed the band to play live highlights such as Hellfest Open Air in France and the renowned MFVF Festival in Belgium, and survive several line-up changes up to the recent departure of bassist Maddy Madarasz in late 2011.

Now stronger than ever, the band is back to a three-piece formation including guitar legend Tommy Vetterli and world-class drummer Diego Rapacchietti, while Nina is taking over the bass duties.

69 CHAMBERS are:
Nina Treml - Bass, Vocals
Tommy Vetterli - Guitar
Diego Rapacchietti - Drums



"The Best Of Illdisposed 2004-2011"

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On April 6th Massacre Records is going to release "The Best Of Illdisposed 2004-2011", which will be a digital-only release!

Here's the tracklisting:
01. Your Own Best Companion
02. Heaven Forbid
03. Rape
04. I Believe In Me
05. Dark  
06. Still Sane
07. For the Record
08. To Those Who Walk Behind Me
09. Case Of The Late Pig
10. Throw Your Bolts
11. When You Scream (Remix) (Bonus Track)
12. Throw Your Bolts (Live) (Bonus Track)

OverKill posts seceond studio video

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Iconic thrashers OVERKILL have posted a second video about the recording sessions of the bands upcoming album „The Electric Age“.


The first Episode can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj_FVmjxJpc


The Electric Age“ will be released March 30, 2012 via Nuclear Blast.

The Safety Fire posts new song

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The Safety Fire launched a brand new song on Youtube as a special treat in celebration of today’s release of their debut album "Grind The Ocean" !
The track is called „CIRCASSIAN BEAUTIES“ and you can check it out here:
http://youtu.be/O3Khv3kiN-k

The limited first pressing of the digipak contains a band documentary as bonus material and you can get a second glimpse at the material at the link below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcngoX676pQ

THE SAFETY FIRE – “Grind The Ocean”
Europe Release: Feburary 27th 2012
G/S/A Release: 24.02.2012
(Insideout Music / EMI)


Tracklist:1. Huge Hammers
2. Floods Of Colour
3. DMP (FDP)
4. Anomolous Materials
5. Animal King
6. Circassian Beauties
7. Sections
8. Seagraves
9. Grind The Ocean

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

The new Rage album is out now!

Metalnews Power of Metal.dk
The new RAGE CD „21“ is out now, and it is damn massive! 

RAGE still reinvent themselves, with every record and have been unique,With their mix of Heavy Metal, progressive and classical elements and powerful Thrash passages, RAGE are always moving forward, adding new elements to their sound – still keeping their roots and trademarks. With “21” RAGE deliver the most heavy, fast and killing record of their long career.  It was recorded at the "Twilight Hall Studios" in Krefeld/Grefrath (owned by the Blind Guardian guys), and produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (HammerFall, Helloween, etc.) and guitarist Victor Smolski himself.

Also the press results are amazing:

An organic and powerful piece of work. A milestone for the future of Rage!
METAL HAMMER (IT), Andrea Vignati

With no orchesters to enhancetheir sound, Peavy, Victor & André are left to themselves to prove they still are one of the best metal acts around. And they effortlessly accomplish it.
METAL HAMMER (ES), Sergi Ramos

A very instructive album – all the classic Rage elements with a modern metal edge.
POWERPLAY (UK), Marcus Jervis

The new Rage album is bombastic, introducing new elements to their music, the german prooves that you can still evoluate after 20 a years carreer.
METALLIAN (FR), Frank Segard

First class headbanger stuff!
ROCK HARD (D), Bruder Cle

 „21“ is a killer record
METAL HAMMER (D), Matthias Mineur

Check out the videoclip for „Twenty One“ under: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UArZqdKjQoo

At the Nuclear Blast Mailorder, you also find the exclusive 2-CD digipak version, plus a special RAGE card-game. Check it out here: http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/products/tontraeger/cd/cd-digi-dvd/rage-21-kartenspiel.html

RAGE – Live on the "METAL FIRESTORM 2012" Tour              
Special Guests: TÝR & COMMUNIC                         
    
ROCK HARD, Legacy, Rock it!, Blast!, Metal.de, Metalnews.de & Dragon Productions present
       
22.03  CZ        Prag                                        - Matrix Club
23.03. D          peyer                                      - Halle 101
24.03. D          Andernach                              - JUZ
25.03. D          Braunschweig                        - Meier Music Hall
27.03. D          Hamburg                                - Markthalle
28.03. D          Nürnberg                                - Hirsch
29.03. D          Bochum                                  - Zeche
30.03. D          Aschaffenburg                        - Colos-Saal
31.03. D          Mauerstetten                         - Sonnenhof
01.04. CH        Pratteln                                  - Z7
02.04.  I           Mailand                                  - Bitte Club
03.04.  F          Montpellier                            - Secret Place
05.04.  E          Madrid                                    - Sala Caracol
06.04.  E          Valencia                                 - Sala Rock City
07.04.  E          Pamplona                               - Sala Totem

More RAGE shows:

23.05   JP         Osaka                                     - Umeda Club Quattro
24.05   JP         Tokyo                                      - Shibuya O-East

22.06   D         Ahnsbeck                                - Break the Ground
30.06   D         Dischingen                             - Rock am Härtsfeldsee
14.07.  D         Neukirchen - Vluyn                 - Dong Open Air
15.08   D         Dinkelsbühl                            - Summer Breeze

More Infos under:

Malice reveals album artwork

Metalnews Power of Metal.dk
Release is planned for May 2012

Day of Decay 2012

Metalnews Power of Metal.dk
Den aalborgensiske metalfestival Day of Decay hiver endnu et stjernespækket band op af hatten og står med det stærkeste program hidtil.

Med offentliggørelsen af  de to nyeste bands på plakaten har Day of Decay et særdeles tiltrækkende program, hvis man er til fræsende guitarer og headbanging. De seneste tilføjelser er ingen andre end dødsmetal-stjernerne i OBSCURA og den norske prog-konstellation LEPROUS, der sammen med KRISIUN, MERCENARY og CARO udgør den allerede imponerende bandliste.

De Profundis posts new song

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DE PROFUNDIS (Extreme Progressive Metal – London, UK) has revealed the cover art of their upcoming 3rd album, entitled 'The Emptiness Within'. The artwork was created by the renowned artist Costin Chioreanu (www.twilight13media.com), who has previously worked with ULVER, DARKTHRONE and ABSU to name a few.
'The Emptiness Within' track listing:
01. From The Depths... (intro)
02. Delirium
03.
Silent Gods04. This Wretched Plague
05. Twisted Landscapes
06.
Release07. Dead Inside
08. Parallel Existence (instrumental)
09. Unbroken (A Morbid Embrace)
 
In addition, a track called 'This Wretched Plague' from the new album has been uploaded, and can be heard to here:
 
 
'The Emptiness Within'  is scheduled for release through Kolony Records on 7th May 2012 in the UK and the 11th May 2012 in Europe.
 
For more information: