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Detritus #626

Detritus
Issue #626
Week of October 29, 2012
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-Pumpkins to all, and to all a good night!!! – Tim

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-Dio Cancer Fund Halloween “Spooktacular” Awards Gala Fund-Raiser At Avalon In Hollywood Will Feature Dio Disciples Band In All-Star Jam

Legendary Rockers Will Also Present Awards To Seven Distinguished Honorees

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund’s second Awards Gala, set for Halloween night, Wednesday, October 31 at the Avalon nightclub in Hollywood, will include a live performance by Dio Disciples, comprising former members of the band Dio, with a number of prominent rock musicians joining them on stage for an all-star jam. Among the rockers planning to join the celebrity jam session are Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Billy Morrison, Glenn Hughes, Frankie Banali, Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Michael Sweet and Oz Fox from Stryper, David “Rock” Feinstein, cousin of the late singer Ronnie James Dio in whose memory the Fund was created, and members of Buckcherry.

In addition, Terry “Geezer” Butler, Eddie Money, Glenn Hughes, Frankie Banali, Stephen Pearcy, Joey Belladonna, and David “Rock” Feinstein are among the performers who are scheduled to present awards to the fund’s distinguished honorees. This year’s honorees, who will receive awards named after Ronnie James Dio songs, are: Neil Warnock, Founder and CEO of The Agency Group worldwide; Stanley J. Diamond, partner, Diamond & Wilson, and member of the Board of Directors of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund; Charlie Hernandez, President of QED Productions and veteran production manager; Bob Chiappardi, Founder and CEO of Concrete Marketing; Alex Hodges, CEO, Nederlander Concerts; Dr. Raul Mena, Director of the Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center in Burbank; and Tony Iommi, legendary guitarist and co-founding member of Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell and recent cancer survivor. Iommi has donated a one-of-kind Gibson Iommi SG prototype guitar — a priceless left-handed development model made for Tony personally — to the event’s silent auction, and he will autograph it and pose for a photograph with the new owner.

Currently out on tour, the new lineup of Dio Disciples comprises Tim “Ripper” Owens (vocals), Oni Logan (vocals), Craig Goldy (guitar), Bjorn Englen (bass), Scott Warren (keyboards), and Simon Wright (drums). The weirdly wonderful performance troupe Cirque Berzerk will also perform at the Gala, and Eddie Trunk of VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” will serve as Special Guest emcee.

In addition to the evening’s entertainment, the Halloween Spooktacular will include gourmet food stations and a hosted bar as well as a silent auction, live auction, and Halloween costume contest.

A privately funded 501C3 charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research, and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised more than $500,000 in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research and the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, according to Wendy Dio, widow of the late singer and Fund President/Founder.

The Avalon is located at 1735 North Vine Street in Hollywood. General admission tickets start at $200 with special VIP ticket packages that include reserved seating and admission to the after hours Bardot Club are also available. For information regarding the Fund as well as tickets and sponsorships for the Gala, visit http://www.diocancerfund.org/ .

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-Get Loaded With “The Taking”!

Eagle Rock Entertainment presents Duff McKagan’s Loaded in the feature film “The Taking.” It will be released episodically via Eagle’s YouTube page as a series of 10 vignettes. The first episode aired on Tuesday, October 23, with new episodes debuting each week.

Exploring the lyrical content of THE TAKING album (released April 2011/Armoury Records), with a blend of documentary story-telling and music videos/live performance, “The Taking” was filmed in the band’s homebase of Seattle, WA. It is described as contemporary version of The Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” meets Led Zeppelin’s “The Song Remains The Same.” In addition to band members Duff McKagan, Mike Squires, Jeff Rouse, and Isaac Carpenter, the film also features guest appearances by Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains), Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), and Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), among others.

Click here to view episodes:
http://www.youtube.com/show/duffmckagansloadedthetaking

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-Saxon To Release HEAVY METAL THUNDER – THE MOVIE On Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

The silver eagle has finally landed for audiences worldwide!

After enjoying a limited “Fan Club Only” UK release, HEAVY METAL THUNDER – THE MOVIE, Saxon’s wonderfully unfiltered and intimate account of their ascent to the upper echalons of heavy metal, will finally enjoy an international release this December. The double-disc set features the soon-to-be-celebrated story of Saxon, while the second disc is packed with bonus features including a full-length performance (on St. George’s Day) from April 23rd, 2008. Rivetingly honest, and including the frank memories of every musician who has played in the band, HEAVY METAL THUNDER – THE MOVIE pieces together the earliest incarnations of Saxon, from front man Biff Byford’s teenage years in the coalmines of Yorkshire and Son Of A Bitch (the first incarnation of Saxon) all the way through to top 10 hits and world tours. “Our music was more sort of machinery banging together, wheels turning, machines making noise,” says Biff of those early, industrial days. “It’s what Heavy Metal is all about. Heavy Metal is all about hard, big sounds bashing your skull in. I used to work in factories where big machinery made lot of noise and I used to sing along to the noises they made.”

It is a documentary which looks for all the world as though it’s a superbly crafted script, as much a tale of pure, honest, working-class triumph as just another Rock n’ Roll story. HEAVY METAL THUNDER – THE MOVIE shows every facet of Saxon on their journey without once diluting the true characters who make up the band. “We basically played every dump and sh*thole that there is in England over a period, probably just short of eight years,” laughs Biff. “You know classic cliché of transit van, up and down and we used to play more or less every night. One gig might be a good paying gig and the other one might be no money or ten quid but it was an obsession, you had to play every day.” These wonderfully naïve young men sought nothing more than a great gig, a good time, and maybe a nice girl, before suddenly finding themselves on tour in the US, exposed to the sorts of things which (quite frankly) Barnsley simply didn’t offer in 1980. And from that point, HEAVY METAL THUNDER – THE MOVIE, takes the viewer on a journey on a Rock n’ Roller of a journey encompassing it all from triumphs to tears to tea-bags and beyond.

Nothing is forsaken and nothing skipped. Despite the fact that to this day there remain problems between the Byford/Quinn and Oliver/Dawson parties, everyone tells the full unedited Saxon story with heartfelt honesty and integrity.

“We do have a great legacy,” says Byford, “whether you joined the band in 1994 or (as) an original member. There’s a legacy there and I’ve tried hard to not let people demean it and to spoil it and you have to look after that thing that is Saxon.”

HEAVY METAL THUNDER – THE MOVIE will entertain, engage and charm fans and non-fans alike. That’s a truth as honest as the film itself…

Formats
• DVD Digi-pak (2 Discs)
• Blu-ray

For further information:
http://www.udr-music.com/
http://saxon.udr-music.com
http://www.saxon747.com/

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-Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody To Headline ProgPower 2013 In Atlanta!

ProgPower USA kick-off show promoter Nathan “The SwordLord” Block announced the annual festival’s kick-off show for 2013 to be held on Thursday September 5, 2013. The promotional video (visible at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/31753687/KICKOFF%20w%20SL%20logo.mp4 !) reveals that the headlining act will be Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, with an extended two-hour CINEMATIC set including material never performed on the North American continent before, along with Circle II Circle, featuring Zak Stevens (ex-Savatage), who will play the entire Savatage LP THE WAKE OF MAGELLAN. The opening act will be Sacramento progressive band In The Silence.

The announcement reads as follow:

“The time has finally come to reveal who will be playing the Kick-Off Show for 2013. To say that I am beyond excited would be the understatement of the year!

“I want to thank Wayne, Jen and of course Glenn for all of their help in getting this epic video made and posted. I think that it is a fantastic prelude for what is to come.

“Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, November 17. There will be a rather large incentive to buy your tickets *early*, so watch the forum and website for more details on that date.

“I guarantee that this Kick-Off Show will be one for the record books. In fact, I am SO confident of this that I am going to offer a 50% discount on the 2014 Kick-Off Show for everyone that purchases a ticket to the 2013 show. Yes, you read that right. If you purchase a ticket to Kick-Off 2013, you will be able to get into Kick-Off 2014 for HALF PRICE. No tricks, no gimmicks. I am beyond excited for everyone I have on this bill and I know they are going to put on a terrific show. I want every single one of you to be there.

“The doors are a little early because the mid-card and headline bands both have very, very special extended sets. The middle band will be playing 90 minutes and the headliner will be playing for 135 minutes! Everyone is going to get the maximum amount of music for their hard-earned dollar.

“I am looking forward to hearing your feedback on this lineup. I have been working very hard on it for many weeks now. I think it is a fitting way to start out the 14th year of the greatest metal festival on the planet. I look forward to sharing the evening with all of you.

“For the music,
“Nathan ‘The SwordLord’ Block
“10 Years Under the Sword
“Independent Metal Promoter, 2002-2012”

http://www.ltrhapsody.com/

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-Sonata Arctica: Gold Award For STONES GROW HER NAME

STONES GROW HER NAME, the seventh studio album by Finnish melodic metallers Sonata Arctica was released on May, 18th — and achieved gold status in their homecountry after just one week. “This is our 9th gold disc from Finland. Kiitos Suomi,” was the comment of vocalist Tony Kakko.

Finally the band received the award on stage, while playing at the famous Tavastia Club in Helsinki. “Although it’s not our first album to go Gold in Finland, it always feels just as amazing that so many fans appreciate what we do. On behalf of the whole band I’d like to thank you all who bought the album and thus helped us out. Our STONES GROW HER NAME World Tour is well underway and I look forward to seeing you at the shows on the upcoming European and American Tours as well as the places we’ll hit next year. Cheers, Beers and Thanks,” says Henkka in the name of all the Sonata boys.

Sonata Arctica – STONES GROW HER NAME World Tour 2012
German dates presented by Rock Hard, Musix and BLAST! Magazine

03.11.12 – PL – Warsaw – Progresja
04.11.12 – D – Berlin – Columbiaclub
06.11.12 – D – Hamburg – Markthalle
07.11.12 – D – Cologne – Essigfabrik
08.11.12 – B – Antwerpen – Trix
09.11.12 – NL – Tilburg – 013
11.11.12 – D – Bochum – Zeche
12.11.12 – D – Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
13.11.12 – F – Lille – Le Splendid
14.11.12 – F – Paris – Bataclan
16.11.12 – E – Madrid – La Riviera
17.11.12 – E – Barcelona – Razzmatazz
19.11.12 – F – Lyon – Le Transpordeur
20.11.12 – D – Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
21.11.12 – CH – Pratteln – Z7
22.11.12 – I – Milano – Alcatraz
24.11.12 – CZ – Zlin – Winter Masters of Rock
27.11.12 – D – Munich – Backstage Halle

“Sh*tload Of Money” video

“I Have A Right” video

Free Songpier App:
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http://www.sonataarctica.info/

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-Metal Blade To Reissue Classic Releases Of King Diamond And Sacred Reich On Vinyl!

Watch out the 30th of November when Metal Blade will reissue ABIGAI II by King Diamond and IGNORANCE by Sacred Reich on vinyl!

The ABIGAIL II vinyl re-release marks the 10th anniversary of this true classic from 2002, strictly limited to 1,000 copies worldwide! It features a new DMM vinyl mastering with a different side-split for maximum sound quality!

Comes in a lavish gatefold cover sleeve, three different colored vinyl versions are waiting for you and all of them will include two full colored printed inner sleeves and two exclusive posters! The perfect collector’s item for all vinyl lovers and true King Diamond fans.

Side A:
1. Spare This Life
2. The Storm
3. Mansion In Sorrow
4. Miriam

Side B:
5. Little One
6. Slippery Stairs
7. The Crypt

Side C:
8. Broken Glass
9. More Than Pain
10. The Wheelchair

Side D:
11. Spirits
12. Mommy
13. Sorry Dear

Make also sure to stop by the European King Diamond merchstore at http://www.emp.de/kingdiamond !

Sacred Reich’s IGNORANCE vinyl re-release marks the 25th anniversary of this Thrash Metal classic from 1987, strictly limited to 1,000 copies worldwide!

Re-mastered in 2007, this vinyl edition also includes three bonus tracks from the ’07 DCD/DVD box set, a Juads Priest cover with Rob Halford on vocals and also an MDC and a Black Sabbath cover.

Comes in a lavish gatefold cover sleeve in three different colored vinyl versions and all of them will also include a full colored printed inner sleeve and an exclusive poster!

Side A:
1. Death Squad
2. Victim Of Demise
3. Layed To Rest (instr.)
4. Ignorance
5. No Believers
6. Rapid Fire (feat. Rob Halford of Judas Priest)

Side B:
7. Violent Solutions
8. Rest In Peace
9. Sacred Reich
10. Administrative Decisions
11. The Big Picture *
12. Sweet Leaf *
*bonus tracks!

http://www.emp.de/metalbladeshop
http://www.emp.de/kingdiamond

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-Testament – More European Tour Dates Announced!

Bay area thrash legends Testament have announced several European tour dates planned for this November/December. The appearances include re-booked shows that had to be rescheduled due to drummer Gene Hoglan’s commitments with his other band Dethklok.

“The Lamb Of God and Dethklok US tour had to be canceled and Dethklok re-booked some shows. This has caused some conflicts with a few previously scheduled Testament dates since Gene couldn’t participate in them,” said the band. “Mark Hernandez (ex-Forbidden) will be helping us out but he wasn’t available until November the 25th. So various shows will be staying the same but others may be moved to 2013.”

All refunds for cancelled shows are available at point of purchase. Confirmed appearances as of now are as follows:

TESTAMENT
11/27 – Garage – Glasgow, Scotland
11/28 – Wulfrun Hall – Wolverhampton, UK
11/29 – Ritz – Manchester, UK
11/30 – Koko – London, UK
12/1 – Hard Rock Hell Festival – Prestatyn, Wales
12/3 – Dynamo – Eindhoven, Netherlands (original tickets purchased remain valid)
12/5 – KKZ – Moscow, Russia
12/6 – Za Ozhidaniya – St. Petersburg, Russia

Stay tuned for more European performances in 2013 to be announced soon.

http://www.testamentlegions.com/

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-Stream Two New Songs From Scelerata’s November 6th Release

THE SNIPER Available November 6th On Nightmare Records

THE SNIPER, the new release from Scelerata, will undoubtedly turn heads, forcing metal icons to watch their rearview mirrors as these guys pull up fast with the nitrous afterburners firing! Testosterone-infused, melodic power metal best describes their music, though there are also many moments showing a progressive edge and showcasing immense vocal talent.

Today Scelerata is offering a sneak peek into THE SNIPER by debuting not one but two new songs from the album on the Nightmare Records Website. Get a first listen to the title track and the song “Rising Sun” right here:

http://nightmarerecords.com/NMR/

Watch full length video for their song “Rising Sun” on YouTube on the Nightmare Megaloud channel here:

THE SNIPER presents a stunning vocal performance from Fabio Juan, showing a much more matured band that delivers a heavier more aggressive sound, beautifully mixing power metal and melodic progressive elements ranging from angst-ridden lyrics of corruption to sorrowful love lost. The huge and intricate production makes this album a must-hear for any true metal fan.

THE SNIPER was produced, mixed, and mastered by Charlie Bauerfeind with guitarist Renato Osorio. The album also features Andi Deris (Helloween) and Paul Di’Anno (ex-Iron Maiden) as very special guests, who not only sing but helped compose and co-write the songs.

THE SNIPER is available for pre-order from the Nightmare Records Website and Amazon.

Scelerata got their start with their debut DARKNESS & LIGHT which was released in 2006. It was mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward and featured guest appearances by Renato Borghetti (Accordeon), Edu Falaschi (Angra), and Thiago Bianchi (Shaman).

The band followed up with their sophomore release SKELETON’S DOMINATION in 2008. This effort was mixed and mastered by Charlie Bauerfeind (Helloween, Blind Guardian, Rage, Saxon, Halford, HammerFall, Motorhead).

Performing with giant names in rock and metal over the last decade, the band is looking forward to hitting the road soon on their own headlining tours.

THE SNIPER Track Listing (Digital):
1) Rising Sun
2) In My Blood
3) Road To Death
4) Breaking The Chains
5) Unmasking Lies
6) Must Be Dreaming
7) Drowned In Madness
8) Welcome Home
9) ‘Til The Day We Die
10) Money Painted Red
11) The Sniper

North American CD Exclusive Bonus tracks re-recorded with New Vocalist Fabio Juan:
12) Spell Of Time (Bonus 2012)
13) Eminence (Bonus 2012)
14) Leave Me Alone (Live Bonus 2012)
15) Phoenix Tales (Live Bonus 2012)

Scelerata is:
Fabio Juan (Vocals)
Magnus Wichmann (Guitar)
Renato Osorio (Guitar)
Gustavo Strapazon (Bass)
Francis Cassol (Drums)

Scelerata Discography:
DARKNESS AND LIGHT (2006)
SKELETON’S DOMINATION (2008)
THE SNIPER (2012)

For more information visit:
http://www.scelerata.com/
http://www.facebook.com/scelerataofficial
http://www.nightmarerecords.com/

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-Famous Underground Video Update Online, Sneak Peek Of New Material

Famous Underground front man Nick Walsh has issued a brief video update from the band’s home base in Toronto, which features a taste of some new material. The video can be streamed below:

BW&BK was given a preview of some of the new material stamped for the next Famous Underground album and comment: “We can tell you it’s considerably heavier than what fans and naysayers are expecting.”

Famous Underground recently signed a management deal with Germany’s Rock N Growl Management. The group consists of the following musicians: Nick Walsh – vocals, guitars, Laurie-Anne Green – bass, Rick Corvese – guitars, Darren Boyd – guitars, and Desche Sparboom – drums.

Famous Underground haven’t ever strayed from their lifelong dedication to hard rock and metal music and lock the power and energy into four-minute songs with great hooks. Famous Underground’s sound and music is edgy, melodic, and hooky bringing a paradigm shift to the arena of rock. It’s been said that they have created something fresh and exciting in an otherwise stagnated genre.

BraveWords.com scribe Carl Begai describes the new recording as follows: “It’s a darker if-Metallica-were-Guns N’ Roses direction with this brand new album.”

Nick says of the signing: “We have been building relations with Axel for the past year and we all felt that the timing was right for us to finally seal the deal. We are totally pumped to have his passion and knowledge within the F.U. family.”

“We have never had the right opportunity before to bring our brand of metal to the European market,” Laurie-Anne states. “The anticipation of playing on the European stages is very exciting to us and we are ready to come over and rock out.”

Rock N Growl and Famous Underground are currently shopping the brand new self-titled album, to find a suitable record deal very soon. A video trailer for the upcoming epic video, “Dead Weight,” can be viewed below.

http://www.facebook.com/famousunderground
http://www.famousunderground.tv/

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-Raven Lord Signs With Mausoleum Records

Multinational metallers Raven Lord have signed a two-album deal with Mausoleum Records. The group’s debut album, DESCENT TO THE UNDERWORLD, is scheduled for a release January 25, 2013 in Europe and February 12, 2013 in North America.

The complete track listing for the CD is as follows:

1. The Rebel
2. Attila The Hun
3. Let The Show Go On
4. Seal Of The Cross
5. Settle The Score
6. Promised Land
7. Black Friar
8. World Out Of Steel
9. Revelation
10. Metal Knights
11. Sun God

The CD was mixed by acclaimed Swedish producer Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Nightrage, In Flames, Dream Evil, Opeth) and mastered by US mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum (Sepultura, Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Angra, Dokken). The cover artwork for the effort was made by Caio Caldas “CadiesArt,” who has previously worked with Doro, Paul Di’Anno, Seven Kingdoms, Dominanz, and Violet Sun, among others.

The brand new song “Black Friar” can be streamed below:

Raven Lord are:

Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine, Sardonyx, Emergency) – Vocals
Joe Stump (HolyHell, Reign Of Terror) – Lead Guitar
George Karafotis (Vermillion Days, Operation X) – Guitar
Jamie Mallender (Tony Martin) – Bass
Lawrence “Larry” Paterson (Blaze Bayley, Stuka Squadron) – Drums
[to be announced] – Keyboards

Details of live dates, including some high-profile shows for the Summer 2013, are expected to be announced soon.

http://www.facebook.com/ravenlordmusic
http://www.raven-lord.com/
http://www.myspace.com/raven-lord
http://www.youtube.com/user/ravenlordmusic/videos

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-FnA Records Opens The Trick Or Treat Bag With Eight New Releases… Reach In And Grab Yourself A Handful!!!

The first and maybe most appropriate release this Halloween by FnA Records is from the real Hollywood Vampires, Fatal Attraction. Fatal Attraction was that band on the sunset strip that hard rock fans flocked to, just so they wouldn’t miss the live show. From the live show entrance of the band emerging from real coffins, to the onstage sacrifice of a virgin, to the mutilation of a preacher’s arm holding a bible, to the ripping out of a girl’s heart, to tons and tons of fake blood ~ Fatal Attraction was much more than a music show… it was a spectacle. This is not to diminish the music at all, because FA’s music could stand shoulder to shoulder with any of their fellow contemporaries on the strip. Formed in 1988, the immortal ones quickly became one of the most respected band on the strip writing and recording an arsenal of tracks. The band started in 1988, and now almost 25 years later, FnA Records releases the band’s first official release, IMMORTAL, containing 15 tracks. Check out the band’s new music video at:

http://fnarecords.net/index.php/news/fatal-attraction-releases-video-for-first-single-from-new-album-on-fna-records/

The self-proclaimed, although definitely earned, Sleaziest band in L.A. in the late ’80s was Trash Cowboys. Building on what was known as glam rock, Trash Cowboys helped usher in a new style of glam music called “Sleaze Rock” or “Sleaze Metal.” Kicked out of almost every club, and often in the middle of their set, the Trash Cowboys would ultimately become infamous. As word spread, the demand for the Cowboys became so big that lines formed outside their shows, shows sold out, and fans would ultimately be turned away. Management stepped forward, and the Trash Cowboys found themselves as the support band for Motley Crue on a six month overseas tour of pure debauchery and sin. FnA Records has compiled the band’s three demos which include the 1987 LIPSTICK FIX demo, the 1989 SEX SALOON demo, and the 1991 THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE NASTY demo to form one hell of a full-length album.

Monsterous catchy hooks, crunchy guitar riffs, and sing-along melodies fits Kidd Blue to a “T” — and this along with a stellar live show led to the band becoming one of the most successful bands on the west coast. Often compared to bands like Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Warrant, and countless others, Kidd Blue certainly earned that reputation. Their professionalism was second to none and their recordings (even though demos) were of the highest caliber. Despite having released a previous version of their album called BIG TROUBLE, Kidd Blue wanted to release the album in a manner that they could be happy with. So they teamed up with FnA Records who not only re-mastered the BIG TROUBLE album, but added six more never-before-released tracks. BIG TROUBLE – EXPANDED EDITION features six bonus tracks that are every bit as good if not better than the ten tracks that made up the original BIG TROUBLE release. This is a must-have release for fans of the aforementioned bands or those who loved the first version of the release.

Everyone recalls the hard rock scenes on the west coast and east coast, but the Midwest is often overlooked… until now. FnA Records is pleased to announce the release of one of Chicago’s finest glam rock pop bands, Gypsy Blue. With a glossy look and pretty boy image, Gypsy Blue tore up the stages of the Chicago hard rock scene. Gypsy Blue was a four-piece unit that grabbed not only the attention, but the respect from everyone in the Midwest. Catchy, melodic, sing-a-long songs along with a live show that featured stolen ambulance and police car lights flashing, oversized drum risers, ego ramps and giant strobes, plus smoke… lots and lots of smoke! Twenty-five years ago there was only a small three-track cassette demo… now with the support of FnA Records, one of Chicago’s finest prepares to release their first-ever full-length album, LIVIN’ IN THE CITY.

Another Chicago band joins forces with FnA Records to release their first full-length album ever. No Romeo splashed onto the Chicago hard rock scene out of nowhere and quickly created a buzz as one of the midwest’s most energetic and melodic hard rock bands. The band toured relentlessly around Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana, and were luminaries at clubs like the Thirsty Whale, The Avalon Nightclub, and The Gateway Theatre until they picked up and headed to the Sunset Strip where they made the rounds at clubs like The Whiskey A-Go-Go, The Viper Room, The Roxy, and The Troubadour. LOST ANGEL IN PARADISE, the new 12-track album on FnA Records, consists of two of No Romeo’s indie demo cassettes plus a handful of live tracks that showcase the band’s energetic live show and ends with the obligatory live acoustic ballad, “One Of These Days.”

Yep! FnA Records has taken Chicago by storm! The third Chicago band seeing their first-ever release on FnA Records on October 31, is Stikky Suite — once one of Chicago’s youngest and most heartfelt bands. Often the go-to band when national acts came through town, Stikky Suite opened for bands like Dangerous Toys, Enuff Z’Nuff, and Lillian Axe. The band had only released a two-song demo, and had two other tracks in reserve and were scratching their heads as to how to make a release out of four songs, when FnA Records uncovered another 10 tracks from a rehearsal tape that a fan had. Now featuring 14 tracks with titles like “Baby Wants More,” “Blow Me (A Kiss),” “Heavenly Bodies,” “Hot, Wet, & Wild,” and “Scratch That Itch,” Stikky Suite releases their debut album entitled KICKED OUT OF HEAVEN.

Formed in the late ’80s, No Sympathy was one of those bands on the strip who didn’t play by the rules, they set them! A mix of hardcore glam, sleaze and cock-rock, with a tinge of European Goth and punk, the band strutted up and down the strip making Hollywood take notice. A bombastic, over-the-top live show paved the way for one of the strip’s most underrated bands to cause a stir. Always a little left of center, No Sympathy penned what might simply be some of the best, rarely heard tracks from back in the day. Twenty-plus years later, the band finally sees their material getting a just release on FnA Records with the album DOLLS WITH BALLS. DOLLS WITH BALLS features six studio recordings and five tracks live from the Viper Room. Check them out… Do you have the Balls to hang with these Dolls?

Closing out the list of Halloween releases on FnA Records is the solo CD by Michael Ross, lead singer of Gypsy Rose. While probably most recognized by his songs “Poisoned By Love” and “Don’t Turn Your Back On Me Now” that he recorded with his Gene Simmons (Kiss) signed band, Gypsy Rose, Michael definitely stands on his own two feet throughout his debut solo release. Originally released in an extremely limited run, DO I EVER CROSS YOUR MIND quickly sold through its initial pressing on the heels of extremely well-penned, heartfelt tunes like “I Could Be Good For You,” “Nothing To Lose But Each Other,” and “If Your Love Is Gone.” With the successful release of a second Gypsy Rose album (POISONED BY LOVE) on FnA Records, Michael wanted to get his solo material back out to the loyal fans who appreciate his song writing style and solid lyrical delivery. DO I EVER CROSS YOUR MIND is available through FnA Records by itself or as part of a package deal with the new Gypsy Rose release!

FnA Records wishes all you hard rock lovers a Happy Halloween.

http://www.fnarecords.net/

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-Pentagram Auditioning Guitarists! European Tour Starts On Halloween In Bristol UK!

Band Tour The UK For The First Time In Over 40-Year Career

Legendary heavy metal pioneers and doom metal innovators Pentagram are auditioning new guitar players. As previously announced, the revered guitarist Victor Griffin is performing his farewell shows during the October/November European Relentless Tour. He’ll be focusing on his solo career from this point on and the band and fans wish him all the best. Victor will forever be an important part of the “Ram Family.”

Pentagram is now searching for the perfect player who can easily play the blazing, early blues-based, hard rock, proto-metal of the late Vincent McAllister as well as the doom metal mastery of the one and only Victor Griffin. Tone, chops, appearance, tour experience, and availability (US and abroad so a passport is required), song writing skills, and sobriety are all important factors. The band will be writing/recording their follow-up to the acclaimed Metal Blade release, LAST RITES, this coming December and January.

Someone who is close to the Washington, DC area is preferred but exceptions will be made for the perfect player.

For songs and video of the band, visit:
http://www.reverbnation.com/pentagramofficial

Please submit a short bio, a photo, and audio or video of you playing. Pentagram song covers are preferred and the following songs are suggested:
“Wolf’s Blood”
“All Your Sins”
“Treat Me Right”
“When The Screams Come”
“Forever My Queen”
“20 Buck Spin”

Please send submissions to:
PentagramAuditions@gmail.com

In other news, Pentagram is gearing up to tour Europe and the dates will commence with the band’s first-ever UK tour. In a celebration of Victor Griffin’s time with the band, Pentagram will be playing the Decibel Magazine Hall of Fame album, RELENTLESS, in its entirety. After the doom pioneers first-ever UK show in London in 2011, Bobby Liebling and the boys return for four shows with Gentlemans Pistols as support, kicking off in Bristol at The Fleece.

PENTAGRAM
Tour w/ Gentlemans Pistols
31/10/2012 – UK – Bristol – The Fleece
01/11/2012 – UK – London – Garage
02/11/2012 – UK – Manchester – Academy 3
04/11/2012 – UK – Glasgow – Ivory Black
End Tour
06/11/2012 – DK – Kopenhagen – Loppen
07/11/2012 – SE – Gothenburg – Truckstop Alaska
08/11/2012 – NO – Oslo – John Dee
09/11/2012 – SE – Stockholm – Slakthuset
10/11/2012 – DE – Würzburg – Hammer Of Doom Festival

http://www.metalblade.com/pentagram/
http://www.myspace.com/thepentagramarchives
http://www.myspace.com/thedeathrowarchive

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-Holy Grail Reveals RIDE THE VOID Cover Artwork & Track Listing!

Californian up-and-comers Holy Grail — vaunted for their innovative “NWoBHM meets modern times” mixture of styles and talked about as L.A.’s most exciting metal band of the past two decades — have recently inked a European deal with Nuclear Blast Records! Over this course, the band sends greetings to all their fans in Europe: http://bit.ly/QShPKn

With their upcoming second studio album entitled RIDE THE VOID, Holy Grail will doubtlessly be vaulted to new heights of glory! The record is set to be released in Europe via Nuclear Blast on the 18th of January 2013 as a limited CD version including a bonus track, a black 2LP version and a strictly limited clear 2LP version. The track listing reads as follows:

1. Archeus
2. Bestial Triumphants
3. Dark Passenger
4. Bleeding Stone
5. Ride The Void
6. Too Decayed To Wait
7. Crosswinds
8. Take It To The Grave
9. Sleep Of Virtue
10. Silence The Scream
11. The Great Artifice
12. Wake Me When It’s Over
13. Rains Of Sorrow
Bonus Track:
14. Can’t Hide The Wolf

The cover artwork was created by famous American Digital Matte Artist Dylan Cole, who is well-known for his work on movies like “The Lord Of The Rings,” “Avatar,” and “Daredevil.” Absolutely understandable that the band is psyched about his contribution, as lead guitarist Eli Santana expresses in this video: http://bit.ly/Rk5Ebi

Stay tuned for more news on RIDE THE VOID. And make sure to buckle up — ’cause it’s gonna be one hell of a ride!

Members
James-Paul Luna (Vocals)
Eli Santana (Lead Guitar)
Alex Lee (Lead Guitar)
Tyler Meahl (Drums)
Blake Mount (Bass)

http://holygrailofficial.com/

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-Foghat Launches “495 Boogie” Lyric Contest

Watch Roger Earl’s Contest Info Video:

Calling all song writers! Enter Foghat’s “495 Boogie” Contest for a chance to get YOUR lyrics released on a Foghat single! Just put some lyrics to the one and only instrumental that Foghat has ever recorded, “495 Boogie” from their latest CD LAST TRAIN HOME, and have some fun. Foghat will re-record “495 Boogie” with the winning lyrics and release it as a single. Sing them, or speak them and write them down. Send us an MP3 of your song to contest@foghat.net along with a lyric sheet and we will upload it to our Facebook and YouTube Contest sites. Judges will narrow entries down to the best three at the end of the contest and let you vote for your favorite! Winner will get song writer credit and song writer royalties along with the original writers of “495 Boogie.” Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. October 26, 2012 and ends at midnight February 28, 2013.

Go to http://www.foghat.net/radio for further details and contest rules!

About the contest:
Foghat released “495 Boogie,” their one and only instrumental track of their 41-year career, on their last CD LAST TRAIN HOME which was released in June 2010. Shortly thereafter, our good friend and DJ from the Gulf Coast area, Charlie Ocean, had an idea for a contest. He put lyrics to “495 Boogie” and called it “Big American Blonde.” It was funny, rough, raunchy, and terrific. We laughed about it and decided it would be fun to get our fans to submit their own lyrics. He wanted to re-record it to make it more “radio-friendly.” Unfortunately Charlie passed away suddenly last year (July 6, 2011). To honor his memory and have some fun, as he would have wanted, we are now going to do this contest! Thank you Charlie for being such a Rock n’ Roll enthusiast and supporter and for being our friend!

Listen to sample entry “Big American Blonde/495 Boogie” here:

Listen to “495 Boogie” here:

Download “495 Boogie” at Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=495+boogie

The judges are:
Foghat members Roger Earl, Craig MacGregor, Bryan Bassett, and Charlie Huhn
Jeb Wright – ClassicRockRevisited.com publisher & Writer
Ken Dashow – New York City DJ from the Classic Rock Station WAXQ 104.3

If you have any questions about this contest, please feel free to contact us at either boogie@foghat.net or jodi@foghat.net.

Let’s rock!

http://www.foghat.net/
http://www.facebook.com/foghat
http://twitter.com/foghat
http://www.youtube.com/foghatmusic

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-Lion Music: Upcoming Release Information

Speaking To Stones – ELEMENTS

Back on 16 November 2012 some six years after their self-titled debut, the American progressive metal outfit Speaking To Stones expands their sound and lineup for their new epic release ELEMENTS.

After the release of Speaking To Stones’ 2006 self-titled debut, guitarist Tony Vinci began work on a more progressive project that called for a new group of musicians. Speaking to Stones’ current lineup includes Andy Engberg (Section A) on vocals, Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Slavior) on drums, Greg Putnam (Jam Pain Society) on bass and stick, and Anthony Brown (Graphite Symphony) on keyboards.

Between 2009 and 2012, this cast of international performers collaborated on the five thematically-linked tracks that make up the band’s 2012 release: ELEMENTS. The result is a musical narrative that builds on groove metal roots and develops into a soundscape of symphonic complexity and technically prodigious performances.

ELEMENTS is a metaphysical journey that explores our relationship to the physical world and our hopes to become part of something more. Musically and lyrically, the album delivers us into the extremes of our experience — from the infernal intensity of “Fire” to the ambiguous peace of “Water” to the ethereal tonalities of “Quinta Essentia,” ELEMENTS creates a new world.

While ELEMENTS is certainly a progressive metal album that includes more than its share of searing vocal melodies, adventurous time-signatures, and blistering solos and instrumental interludes, it is much, much more. Each song borrows from different musical traditions (Eastern tonalities, electronic rhythms etc.). When it comes to Speaking To Stones, the song never remains the same — it develops into something surprising without losing the essentials of great song writing: locked-in grooves and haunting melodies.

Tony Vinci comments, “The goal in writing ELEMENTS was to craft a type of thematic concept album that doesn’t necessarily tell a single story, but inspires a collection of themes and moods that work together to create a diverse but unifying musical and lyrical experience. Also, we wanted to present a truly international CD that blends the best of American progressive with the best of European metal. The way to achieve this was to write the skeletons of the songs and then let each musician transform them with their individual talents and voices. While each song balances itself between each instrument, one could listen to the whole CD while focusing on a different element (guitars, bass, drums, etc.) and hear a brand new CD each time.”

The new additions to the band have each brought their own strengths. Andy Engberg’s voice delivers worlds of vocal dynamics in every octave imaginable along with of deep, intricate harmonies and counterpoints that transform the nature of STS. Mark Zonder is one of the best progressive drummers of all time. Period. His playing breathes life into every one of these songs. Greg Putnam’s bass playing on ELEMENTS is nothing short of world-changing. There is not a second of this CD that does not bear his mark. Greg’s understanding of dynamics, rhythm, and technique adds a richness and depth to the overall STS sound. Finally Anthony Brown changed how STS writes its music. The first CD was written almost exclusively by Tony Vinci; the songs that make up ELEMENTS began as collaboration between Tony and Anthony. In addition to Anthony’s extraordinary technique on keys and his understanding of tone and sound creation, his abilities as a producer enable him to consistently envision how all of the disparate parts of a song can work together.

LISTEN TO THE ALBUM SAMPLER

CATALOGUE INFO
LMC333 / EAN6419922003336

FORMATS
CD & Digital Download

TRACK LISTING
1. Fire
2. Wind
3. Water
4. Earth
5. Quinta Essentia

MUSICIANS
Andy Engberg: Vocals
Tony M. Vinci: Guitars
Anthony Brown: Keyboards
Greg Putnam: Bass and Chapman stick
Mark Zonder: Drums
Conny Welen: Lyrics and Melodies

LION MUSIC PROMO PAGE
http://www.lionmusic.com/cd/elements.htm

The Moor – YEAR OF THE HUNGER

One of Italy’s most original and intelligent up and coming metal acts, The Moor is a band not afraid to incorporate music from any rock idiom to give the listener an original listening experience as their full-length debut YEAR OF THE HUNGER will showcase on 16th November 2012 via Lion Music.

YEAR OF THE HUNGER is home to 12 tracks which show a strong statement of intent as to The Moor’s quality and potential.

Whilst the band’s self-titled five-track EP (which saw digital release at the turn of 2012 on Lion Music) gave a glimpse of things to the come, YEAR OF THE HUNGER builds on the promise shown by the EP to deliver a well executed and mature sounding debut release, a point not lost on the band’s vocalist/guitarist Enrico Longhin. “YEAR OF THE HUNGER is our first album, but we have been playing and releasing stuff with our old bands since 2000, that’s why there’s a maturity and complexity that is hard to find in other debut releases.”

Since their inception, The Moor has consistently incorporated sounds from prog rock, metal, death metal (for the guitars parts), seventies, and alternative influences into their compositions making for a very compelling end product that will reward any open minded listener. On the band’s vision for the album Longhin comments, “The main goal was to keep the sound as natural as possible and to avoid anything that sounds fake or ‘plastic,’ we want to keep an emotional approach to the songs and let the listeners understand how we really play.”

Whilst YEAR OF THE HUNGER is not a concept album lyrically, there are two themes running through the words representing either a negative outlook (the noble truth of suffering), or a positive outlook (the path of liberation). This contrast gives light and shade to the lyrics helping aid the more personalised sound.

The creative process for YEAR OF THE HUNGER began shortly after the band’s independent release of their debut EP with most songs being written in the summer/fall of 2011. The recording process then began at the beginning of 2012, with all recordings being finalised in March. After a short delay the mix was ready in the summer of 2012 with mastering sessions taking place at Fascination Street Studios by the world acclaimed Jens Bogren (James LaBrie, Devin Townsend, Opeth, Paradise Lost) in September 2012 and is set for release on 16 November 2012.

LISTEN TO THE ALBUM SAMPLER

CATALOGUE INFO
LMC334 / EAN6419922003343

FORMATS
CD & Digital Download

TRACK LISTING
1. Hyperuranium
2. The Others
3. The Road
4. Covered
5. Year Of The Hunger
6. Clouds And Shales
7. Before Abigail
8. Liquid Memories
9. Antikythera
10. Venice
11. The Arising Of Volition
12. Venice (instrumental)

MUSICIANS
Enrico Longhin – vocals, guitars
Davide Carraro – guitars
Massimo Cocchetto – bass
Alberto Businari – drums

GUEST MUSICIANS:
Debbie Hyska – vocals on Venice
Gilles Boscolo (Ashent) – keyboard solo on “Clouds And Shales”

LION MUSIC PROMO PAGE
http://www.lionmusic.com/cd/yearofthehunger.htm

THE MOOR OFFICIAL SITES
http://www.themoor.org/
http://www.facebook.com/themoorofficial
http://www.youtube.com/themoorofficial
http://www.myspace.com/themoorofficial

Lion Music
http://www.lionmusic.com/
http://twitter.com/lionmusic
https://www.facebook.com/LionMusicRecordLabel

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-Z Records News

Z Back Radio Station & Much More!

Z have joined forces with 24-hour Rock station Firebrand Rock radio. A special Sunday morning show featuring Z’s very own Mark Alger will go out live every Sunday 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Mark’s background includes Radio work in the NW of England during the ’80s and his show “Rockforces” will feature Z titles, classics, and other new material. Alger stated “I’m going to give you the perfect excuse to get out of bed and annoy your neighbours and Kids.” The first show airs November 4th 10 a.m. UK time, 11 a.m. central Europe, and 5 a.m. EST. Join Mark at http://www.firebrandrockradio.com/ .

Ajenda Confirmed For Hard Rock Hell

Z Records artists Ajenda are currently writing for their debut album due via Z during 2013. The band have now been confirmed to open Hard Rock Hell on November 30th. In addition Ajenda will also be supporting Mike Tramp in Belfast on December 1st. Be sure to check them out.

Z Records
http://www.z-records.com/

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-Killing Joke: New Track Stream Brought To You By Decibel Magazine

Today Decibel Magazine brings you “In Cythera,” from Killing Joke’s upcoming MMXII full-length. Set for North American release next Tuesday, October 30, 2012 through Spinefarm Records US, MMXII is a dense and multi-layered work. The songs — 11 in total — are great washes of sound; a death disco with mammoth slabs of guitar that soundtracks our dangerous times. It’s an end-of-time album that somehow finds moments of optimism in the downward swirl of the planet. Finding hope in the apocalypse, this album just could be Killing Joke’s magnum opus.

Sample “In Cythera” at this location:
http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-killing-joke-in-cythera/

At a time when the news is on fast-forward and the planet seems to be descending into lunacy, who better than Killing Joke to reflect such a sentiment? When their original lineup of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth, and Big Paul reconvened in 2008 after working together intermittently, that strange voodoo once again filled the room. Individually, they have a power, but together they have something sulphurous and strong that few bands can match. Killing Joke are not an average band with an average agenda; they lock the door and let the ritual commence, and MMXII is the result.

“[MMXII] easily ranks amongst some of the band’s most critically acclaimed efforts …it will stand as one of the best albums to emerge from 2012.” — Blistering

“What Killing Joke have offered up to us is another slice of their genius. This band doesn’t simply write music, the open their minds and souls and leave it all on the album. Themes that played into the band’s first album are still alive in this record, though they’ve taken another form. Killing Joke is about evolution, about the forward thought and new ways of a mankind we would all be a part of.” – Crave Online

“Dense forest, dark threatening shadows and the heaviest of missives. Indeed, as the title nods to the on-rushing apocalypse, and even if one takes serious note of such a prophecy, it is still warming to discover that, in the final year of man’s painful plight, Killing Joke are still making the kind of record that my partner referred to as ‘Stormin.'” – The Quietus

“The thing about this album is its flow and solidity: The sound doesn’t progress too far from four-on-the-floor, dense chords and repeated anthemic lyrics, but there are bits that make it sound so special, so unlike what KJ have done before.” – Ultimate-Guitar

“MMXII is not a celebration of the destruction that comes with the impending apocalypse; instead, it’s a scared preparation, which makes it easier to relate to and a lot easier to be terrified by. In trading out excess for introspection, they manage to hit a very human vein quite effectively.” — PopMatters

http://www.killingjoke.com/
http://www.spinefarm.us/

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-Scythia Comments On Headlining Nerdfest In Vancouver

Returning from their fall tour across Canada in support of their new EP FOR THE BEAR, folk/prog metal warriors Scythia will be gathering in Vancouver for a headlining performance for Aesir Promotions second annual Nerdfest on November 23rd at The Biltmore Cabaret.

Dave Khan, Scythia’s vocalist and guitarist comments: “We are pleased to be awarded the opportunity to play at such an awesome convention once again. Nerdfest II is a great opportunity to share Scythia’s unique blend of storytelling, theatrics, and metal with a diversified audience. We can’t wait to be at home among our fellow costumed enthusiasts and vendors of Medieval wares.”

The event will also feature live music from The Whiskey Dicks and The Carnival Band plus stage performances by the hypnotic belly dancer Mahsafoun, burlesque by the villainous and voluptuous vixen Precious Metal, fire dancing by Vespor Sephony, along with a special demonstration of weapon arts by Western martial arts school Academie Duello and Vancouver Traditional Martial Arts Academy.

Nerdfest Promo Video:

For more info please visit http://www.nerdfestvancouver.com/ .

Scythia’s adventurous seven-track EP features two new originals “Sailor’s Accolade” and the title track “For The Bear” along with three remixes of “Fierce Riders Of Scythia,” “Black Death,” and “Dies Irae Pt. 1” from the band’s 2010 debut …OF WAR plus two Scythian adapted songs, one of Quebecois folk song “Mattawa Reel” by Robert Forest and another called “Video Game Medley,” which features excerpts from “Wizards And Warriors 1,” “Castlevania,” “Skyrim,” “The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time,” “Final Fantasy VI,” and “Tetris.”

FREE DOWNLOAD – “Sailor’s Accolade”
http://scythia.bandcamp.com/track/sailors-accolade-free-download

YouTube embed link – “Sailor’s Accolade”

Music Video – “Spirit of The Quest” (from …OF EXILE album)

Show Dates:
November 23, 2012 – Nerdfest @ The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC

For more info on the band and tour dates, please visit their official website http://www.scythia.ca/ or follow the band on their Facebook fanpage https://www.facebook.com/scythiametal and Twitter @scythiametal.

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-Introducing Showdown Boulevard

Please find below the text press info for the group’s new rockin’ DIGITAL ONLY album!!!!!

Band: Showdown Boulevard
Album Title: SHOWDOWN BOULEVARD
Label: TSM
Street Date: Out Now
Genre: Hard Rock, Sleaze Rock

Showdown Boulevard is a brand new dynamic project in the Italian sleaze, rock n’ roll scene created by key former members of important past bands such as A-Pon74, Warnipples, and Jailhawks.

The musicians involved — Andy Pontremoli, Stevie Anders, and Manguss — got together in early months of 2012 to create their own sound as they did in their previous bands. Andy and Stevie shared common ground in A-Pon74 in 2011 and some of the tracks already written in that period are now shining with the new energy and vibe that Showdown Boulevard are able to create.

The band released its first self-produced CD SHOWDOWN BOULEVARD in September 2012, promoted by Two Side Moon (Swansea, Wales, GB).

Lineup:
Stevie Anders, as known as “The Screamer” is an Italian/American hard rock singer (his grandparents emigrated to the USA before his birth). Lyricist and co-song writer, he collaborated to various projects and with several local bands. Even if he didn’t take part to many recording sessions he played as guest in many Italian scene rock gigs.

His main influences are Michael Monroe, Stevie Rachelle (Tuff), Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys), Tyla (The Dogs D’Amour), and Joe Elliot (Def Leppard). He is currently lead singer for Showdown Boulevard.

Discography:
– E.L.F. (Extreme Loud F*ckup) – E.L.F. (1994)
– Jailhawks – BACK TO THE WILD (2000)
– Jailhawks – STRAIGHT TO HELL (2005)
– The Screamer – LET IT SCREAM (2011)
– A-Pon74 – RUSTLE UP NOISE (2011)

Manguss is an italian self-taught guitar player, song writer, arranger, and occasionally singer, bass player and fx programmer. As his main background comes from hard rock music, he’s not opposed to exploring a lot of different genres since his taste and influences go from rock and metal to pop, hip hop, electronic music, ambient, blues, and more.

Sources of great inspiration in Manguss’s guitar playing are artists such Jimmy Page, Billy Duffy, Vernon Reid, Rich Robinson, Eddie Hazel, Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman, Slash, Dr. Know, Eric Clapton, and many many others.

He is currently guitar player and back vocalist for the band Showdown Boulevard; guitar player for NG (Northgate); lead vocalist and guitar player for The Last Command; guitar/bass player for Liquid Galaxies with Brotha Berry; guitars, vocals, and additional programming for the projects Matrix Meretrix and DC Project, and solo project Manguss D.C.

Discography:

– Mortuary Drape – TOLLING 13 KNELL (bass, backing vocals) (Avantgarde Records)
– Mortuary Drape – BURIED IN TIME (song writing and guitars on pre-production demos) (Avantgarde Records)

Guest:
– Black Flame – THE THIRD REVELATION (guitar, backing vocals) on one track

– Lymph Of Wisdoom – PROMO 2001 (guitars, vocals)
– Lymph Of Wisdoom – PROMO 2003 (guitars, vocals)
– Lymph Of Wisdoom – LISTEN! (guitars, vocals) http://www.myspace.com/lymphofwisdoomofficial
– Sensory Gate – (guitars) compilation STATE OF THE HEART 2 (Vip Nation Records)
– Sensory Gate dc project – from chant 1 to chant 15 (guitars, programming). http://www.myspace.com/sensorygatedcproject

– Warnipples – PROMO 2007 (guitars, backing vocals)
– Warnipples – GASOLINE ROCK MOTHERF*CKERS (guitars, backing vocals, samples)
– Warnipples – compilation NELLA MISCHIA VOLUME 1 (Milosci Records)
– Warnipples – HANGER TUNES (all guitars, effects, programming, vocals) Masterpiece distributions / Coyote Anthems.
http://www.warnipples.org/

Guest:
– Dark Territory – SCHMERZTANZ (acoustic guitar) on “Tora Firome” (Guflu Industries)
– Rune’s Order – X TRANS GENETIC SOLUTION! (guitars) on one song (Creative Fields Records)
– NG (Northgate) – BENDICION (guitars) on “Greek God In The Cold” (Creative Fields Records)
– Klangstabil – MATH& EMOTION (guitar on “Gridami” as part of Sensory Gate)
– NG – DANCE OF THE AVANTGARDES (guitar)

Andy Pontremoli was born in Milan (Italy) where he started to play bass at the age of 15. He was part of the local scene playing in many bands such as Power Drifters, Cat Claws, Mother’s Slave, Char, Ieri Blues Band, Ystmo, and Blind Alley. He moved to Tuscany in 2005 where he’s been a member of bands like Superhoffmann and Five Roses. With this band he has played dozens of live gigs throughout Italy. He recorded during 2011 the A-Pon74 EP RUSTLE UP NOISE as bass player and main song writer. Inspired by classic hard & heavy bass players like Steve Harris, he has created his own style inspired by musicians such as Nikki Sixx, Rachel Bolan, and Duff McKagan. All of the sudden names, just like Andy, are not only bass players but mainly song writers.

Discography:
– Ystmo – 589 KM
– A-Pon74 – RUSTLE UP NOISE

SHOWDOWN BOULEVARD Track Listing:
1. Dawn On Showdown Blvd
2. Ice Man
3. Motherf*cker Like You
4. Show No Mercy
5. So Bad
6. Life Is A State Of Mind
7. Hands On The World
8. Mary Jane
9. It Will Be Fine
10. Learn To Fight
11. Who Dares Wins
12. Last Night In Paris

Web:
http://www.showdownboulevard.com/
http://www.reverbnation.com/showdownboulevard
http://www.facebook.com/showdownboulevard
http://www.myspace.com/showdownboulevard

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-Elysium’s Terry Allen Passes Away (R.I.P.)

[Note: This came to us by way of a Divebomb Records newsletter. – Tim]

We at Divebomb Records are saddened to report that Elysium’s guitarist/vocalist, Terry Allen, passed away early last week. Personally, we only knew him a short time, but his music has been with us for over 20 years. We send our deepest condolences to his family, friends and band mates.

Elysium’s drummer, Tim Jorgensen wanted to share this open letter with all the fans of Elysium and fellow metal brethen throughout the world.
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Terry W. Allen
May 1966 to October 2012

It is with my deepest regret that I must pass on the news of the death of Terry W. Allen. He was found dead in his apartment on Monday, October 22nd, 2012. To most reading this he was a great guitarist, innovative song writer, talented singer and the backbone to Elysium and the INSPIRED HATRED CD. He also played in Paramoure in the late 1980s, Phoenix Rising (a country band of all things) in the early ’90s, Parricide, Rage (this goes way back to high school in the early ’80s) and I am sure I am missing some as well. He was truly a rocker indeed. He brought the best out of me as a drummer and had a profound influence on me both musically and personally. I have truly been privileged to be part of Terry and his family since we started jammin’ together at 11 years old.

On the outside Terry was pretty quiet, but if you knew him well it didn’t take long to realize there was a very passionate, intelligent, witty, and funny guy in there. I can’t tell you how many hours we have spent discussing politics, women, marriage, religion, business, and music of course. I will miss having those conversations.

He is survived by his Mother and sister. He had no children and was not currently married. I have been out of the music scene for so long and have no idea how to contact any of our old friends from the south Florida days. If anybody out there feels the need to contact me please feel free to email me at timjorgensen545@yahoo.com .

Thank you for reading this and listening to our music as well. My heart and prayers go out to Terry’s family.

God Bless

Tim Jorgensen
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Elysium – INSPIRED HATRED
Originally released on cassette in 1989
Reissued on CD by Divebomb Records

Divebomb Records
http://www.divebombrecords.com/

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-Stream Two New Songs From WARNOT’s November 6 Debut

HIS BLOOD IS YOURS Available November 6 Via Nightmare Records

Combining many sub-genres of music mainly from rock and metal Warnot is melodic, raw, symphonic, theatrical, doomy, and progressive. HIS BLOOD IS YOURS, the band’s debut album, is an epic adventure ride that rings fresh among hard rock and metal fans.

HIS BLOOD IS YOURS will be released November 6 via Nightmare Records and is available for pre-order of the Nightmare Records Website and Amazon.

Today the band is premiering two new songs exclusively on the Nightmare Records Website. Check out the tracks “Raptures Of The Deep” and “The Crows Will Die” at http://nightmarerecords.com/NMR/ . This is just a small glimpse into the mastery that Warnot displays on their breathtaking debut.

Guitar player/composer and founding Warnot member Björn Eliasson picked up his axe in the ’80s forming his first band in 1988. In the early ’90s he joined Patrik Svärd (Cloudscape) forming a band dubbed Doctor Weird.

In 2001 Cloudscape formed, releasing their highly acclaimed self-titled debut in 2004, followed up by CRIMSON SKIES (2006) and GLOBAL DRAMA (2008).

In late 2009 Björn decided to leave Cloudscape to focus on his passion in his own musical project. Writing songs based on his visions, exploring limitless feelings and atmospheres, which have become Warnot.

Björn worked on this album Warnot – HIS BLOOD IS YOURS without stress of deadlines, only pure inspiration and a strong vision to create something truly unique. Choosing to work with many guest voices, Björn also sings on the album and flavors it with his unique, groundbreaking voice complementing the other exceptional guest vocalists that have contributed to the album.

The Vocalists:
Thomas Bursell – (Second Heat and Helsingborg Symphony Choirs)
Mike Andersson – (Cloudscape, Full Force, Star One, Silent Memorial)
Sussi Sorensen – (Bo Wilson Band)
Bjorn Persson – (Doctor Weird)
Sara Andersson – (Helsingborg Symphony Choirs)
Bjorn Eliasson – (Cloudscape)
André Mollestam – (Growls)

HIS BLOOD IS YOURS Track Listing:
1) Raptures Of The Deep
2) The Crow Will Die
3) My Darkest Hour
4) A Late Night Dance With Death
5) Secrets Of Mythology
6) His Blood Is Yours
7) RIP
8) New York
9) The Patriot
10) I Am A Ghost
11) The Wrong Path
12) Sirens

For more info visit:
https://www.facebook.com/warnot.band
http://www.nightmarerecords.com/

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-Aussie Hard Rockers October Rage On The Road In The US; Enter Studio To Begin Demos For New Album

LOS ANGELES, CA — Australia’s latest export, October Rage, has made themselves quite familiar with the United States as they tour the country in support of their debut effort, OUTRAGE. The quartet teamed up with their friends in Saliva for several dates on this past run, as well as a plethora of solo outings along the way. “When we hooked up with the Saliva guys, I didn’t know what quite to expect,” says front man Nick Roberts. “But it was quickly clear they are an awesome bunch of guys that still rip it up onstage night after night.”

October Rage has been on Stateside soil since July and this is the band’s second trek across the country in that time. Their first run saw the band open dates for both Steel Panther and Sevendust. “The USA has been a complete blast so far and we can’t wait to see more of this country,” says Roberts.

While in the USA, October Rage has begun the writing process for their second album. “It’s sure to sound a lot bigger, a lot heavier, and feature some great songs to let loose when it comes to showtime,” says singer, Nick Roberts.

October Rage’s self-released debut, OUTRAGE, is out now.

Upcoming dates:

Nov 01 – Libertyville, IL – Mickey Finn’s (w/ Star City Meltdown)
Nov 02 – Battle Creek, MI – Planet Rock
Nov 03 – Rockford, IL – Bar Three
Nov 07 – Lee’s Summit, MO – Jerry’s Bait Shop
Nov 08 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Union Station
Nov 09 – Idaho Falls, ID – The Celt Bar
Nov 10 – Spokane, WA – The Hop
Nov 12 – Seattle, WA – Studio 7

Relevant Links:

http://www.octoberrage.com/
https://www.facebook.com/octoberrage
http://www.youtube.com/octoberragetv

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-Fear Factory: “The Industrialist” Video Premiere At Metal Injection

Metal Injection has premiered the full-length version of Fear Factory’s video for the song “The Industrialist” at this location:

http://www.metalinjection.net/tv/view/10230/fear-factory-the-industrialist-video

The video, directed/edited by James Zahn, utilizes live footage of the band against a visual backdrop that pulls topical subjects from the story written by Burton C. Bell that served as inspiration for the band’s latest album. Released on June 5, the concept-driven THE INDUSTRIALIST was released on CD, vinyl, and digi-book; the latter includes the entire Bell story and illustrations by the vocalist. Limited copies of the digi-book remain available at select retailers.

Fear Factory has been touring non-stop with only 16 shows on US soil since the release of THE INDUSTRIALIST. Making stops in Venezuela, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and next week set to embark on their second European trek (a 41-city endeavor with support coming from Devin Townsend), Bell with guitarist Dino Cazares, bassist Matt DeVries, and drummer Mike Heller are one well-tuned performance machine. Their set currently consists of selections from THE INDUSTRIALIST, 2010’s MECHANIZE, and classics from the Fear Factory vault. Cazares notes, “We are beyond pumped to bring this new leg of the World Industrialist tour cycle overseas with a mighty package. We have added a few classics which have not been in our set list for some time. We are ready to unleash the new Machines of Hate unto all.”

A part of “The Industrialist” video was revealed earlier this year leading up to the release of the album. Over half a million views of the excerpt has been logged to date. Now with the full video, the visual door to the concepts presented on the album are available for music fans to experience. Bell says, “We allowed James to take his time to create the video so that he could match his expertise with the conceptual imagery that was written in ‘The Industrialist.’ Being that he has been a longtime fan of Fear Factory, he understood the nature of the FF-machine; the concepts, imagery, and history. I believe he achieved a new era for Fear Factory video concepts.”

As a longtime fan of Fear Factory, director James Zahn knew his work on “The Industrialist” would be enhanced by his extensive knowledge of the band. “Growing up listening to Fear Factory and being captivated with the heavy industrial scene of the 1990s, the one thing that always stuck with me was the accompanying visual aspect.” He continues by affirming, “those videos that featured stock footage intercut with live performance clips were such a staple of the time and helped in editing ‘The Industrialist.’ Broken technology working alongside machinery in the midst of social change served as inspiration.”

Fear Factory has confirmed the first of many shows expected for 2013; a home town show at Key Club in Los Angeles on January 26. Tickets are on sale now here:

http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/170461?__utmx=-&__utmv=-&__utmk=261841293&__utmz=1.1351191843.1.1.utmcsr%3Dgoogle%7Cutmccn%3D%28orga

Prong, Thrown Into Exile, and Scrap Metal will open the show. It will be the band’s first performance in Los Angeles in over two years.

Fear Factory tour dates for the remainder of 2012 are:
10/27/2012 Rock City – Nottingham, England
10/28/2012 Quarterhouse – Folkestone, England
10/29/2012 La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France
10/30/2012 Kulturfabrik – Esch-Suralzette, Luxembourg
10/31/2012 Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany
11/02/2012 Alborg Metal Festival – Alborg, Denmark
11/04/2012 Betong – Oslo, Norway
11/06/2012 The Circus – Helsinki, Finland
11/07/2012 The Circus – Helsinki, Finland
11/08/2012 Pakkahuone – Tampere, Finland
11/11/2012 Amager Bio – Copenhagen, Denmark
11/12/2012 C Club – Berlin, Germany
11/13/2012 Essigfabrik – Koln, Germany
11/14/2012 Substage – Karlsruhe, Germany
11/16/2012 Barbey Club – Bordeaux, France
11/17/2012 Plateruena – Durango, Spain
11/18/2012 Hard Club – Porto, Portugal
11/19/2012 Paradise Garage – Lisbon, Portugal
11/20/2012 Fanatic – Seville, Spain
11/22/2012 Penelope – Madrid, Spain
11/23/2012 Rock City – Valencia, Spain
11/24/2012 Le Rockstore – Montpellier, France
11/25/2012 Magazzini Generali – Milan, Italy
11/26/2012 27 – Pratteln, Switzerland
11/28/2012 Backstage Halle/Werk Arena – Muchen, Germany
11/29/2012 Arena – Vienna, Austria
11/30/2012 Kino Siska – Ljubljana, Slovenia
12/01/2012 Boogaloo – Zagreb, Croatia
12/02/2012 A38 – Budapest, Hungary
12/04/2012 Progresja – Warsaw, Poland
12/05/2012 Eskulap – Poznan, Poland
12/06/2012 Republic Roxy – Prague, Czech
12/08/2012 Christmas Metal Festival – Geiselwind, Germany
12/09/2012 Metal Fest – Klokgebouw, Holland
12/10/2012 Bataclan – Paris, France
12/11/2012 Trix – Antwerp, Belgium
12/13/2012 Wulfrum Hall – Wolverhampton, England
12/14/2012 ABC – Glasgow, Scotland
12/15/2012 Ritz – Manchester, England
12/16/2012 Academy – Bristol, England
12/17/2012 Mo’ Club – Southhampton, England
12/18/2012 London KoKo – London, England

http://www.fearfactory.com/
https://www.facebook.com/fearfactory
http://candlelightrecordsusa.com/

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-Nonexist Cover Of Megadeth And New Album Teaser Both Now Available

Pivotal Rockordings have made a free cover of Megadeth’s “In My Darkest Hour” and an album teaser for Nonexist’s new album FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS available at http://soundcloud.com/pivotalrockordings/nonexist-in-my-darkest-hour . The first single “Fire At Will” from the album is also available at the same link.

The band features former Arch Enemy and current Hearse vocalist Johan Liiva and Andromeda/Skyfire guitarist Johan Reinholdz. Nonexist will release its first new full-length album in 10 years entitled FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS on November 2 digitally via Pivotal Rockordings. The album was recorded at Multipass Studios and features nine blistering tracks and is also accompanied by cover songs that Pivotal Rockordings is releasing for free via various social media websites and media outlets. For more information on where exactly to find these cover songs please visit http://label.pivotalalliance.com to read the latest news.

Nonexist’s debut full-length record DEUS DECEPTOR was released in 2002 via Century Media/New Hawen Records and the lineup at the time included Johan Liiva, Johan Reinholdz, and Defleshed/Dark Funeral drummer Matte Modin. DEUS DECEPTOR was produced by Tommy Tägtgren and Johan Reinholdz at Abyss Studios and featured a musical direction described as a cross between early Arch Enemy and Carcass (circa HEARTWORK).

Track List:
1. Dark And Tortured Universe
2. Presence Everlasting
3. Flesh Falls From The Bone
4. Days Without End
5. Fire At Will
6. Collective Coma
7. From My Cold Dead Hands
8. Lost In Darkness And Confusion
9. Here Comes The Pain

Free Bonus Tracks:
Megadeth – “In My Darkest Hour”
Coroner – “Masked Jackal”
Atomic Rooster – “Death Walks Behind You”
Merciless – “Realm Of The Dark”
Eucharist – “Greeting Immortality”

http://www.johanreinholdz.com/
http://www.johanlliva.se/
http://www.pivotalalliance.com/

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-All Else Fails Comment On Performing At Blank-Fest Calgary + Music Video “This Burden Of Life”

Edmonton’s favorite mischievous metallers All Else Fails are proud to announce they will be performing once again at this year’s 2nd annual Blank-Fest Calgary on November 3rd at The Blind Beggar. The charity event is organized by the SIN Agency and volunteers to raises awareness, clothing and funds for the city’s shelter, The Mustard Seed.

“We are excited to watch as this event gets bigger and better every year, and are always honoured to be a part of it. Helping the homeless is the least we can do to give back to the community and we look forward in aiding with the donations,” comments vocalist / guitarist Barrett Klesko.

All Else Fails – Blank-Fest 2012 Promo Spot:

Blank-Fest Calgary Details:

Blank-Fest Calgary II – Comp – Vol. 2
http://blankfest.bandcamp.com/album/blank-fest-calgary-ii-comp-vol2-its-about-the-homeless-nothing-more-nothing-less

Date: Saturday, Nov 3, 2012
Venue: Blind Beggar Pub, 5211 Macleod Trail SW
Cost: Clothing Donation For The Homeless (Blankets, Sweaters, Shirts, Socks, Pants, Jackets, etc.) or Pay What You Want Donation (all proceeds go to The Mustard Seed)
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/469641383057152/

In additional news, AEF premiered their latest music video “This Burden Of Life” on Blank TV earlier this month. The single is from their award nominated album THE ORACLE: WHAT WAS, IS, AND COULD HAVE BEEN and was directed by AEF’s vocalist / guitarist Barrett Klesko with his production company FadeBack Studio United.

Video:
http://blanktv.com/index.php/component/content/article/37-premieres/273

In show news, AEF will be supporting Montreal’s colossal Endast, Canadian prog metal giants Protest The Hero, and ska /metal /funk blenders Ninjaspy as they all tour through AEF’s home province of Alberta in the month of November.

Show Dates:
November 1, 2012 – The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB w/ Endast, These Colors Don’t Run, Submerge, Tyrant – $8 Adv. – Doors 7pm – 18+
November 3, 2012 – The Blind Beggar – Calgary, AB – Blankfest Calgary – Show Details – w/ Matt Blais, Jung People, Mammoth Grove, Atacama Republic, Dreams of Reason, Bloom, Stone Iris, Open Air, Dusty Tucker, Leave the Living, Before The Storm
November 10, 2012 – The Vat – Red Deer, AB – w/ Protest The Hero, Ninjaspy – $20 Adv. $25 Door – Doors 8pm – 18+

All Else Fails released Episode 4 “Working For A Living” from their webisode series “Breaking Acclaim,” that is now streaming exclusively on Blank TV at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cxbu1Szm_A .

Links:
Music Video – “Obsidian Walls” directed by vocalist/guitarist Barrett Klesko:

FREE DOWNLOAD – cover songs – All Else Fails – RUINS PUNK FOR EVERYONE:
http://allelsefails.bandcamp.com/album/ruins-punk-for-everyone-free-album

Album stream – THE ORACLE: WHAT WAS, IS, AND COULD HAVE BEEN:
http://allelsefails.bandcamp.com/album/out-aug-19th-2011-the-oracle-what-was-is-and-could-have-been

Free Download – “This World In Flames”:
http://allelsefails.bandcamp.com/track/the-world-in-flames-free-download

Music Video – “Rebirth”:

http://allelsefails.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/AllElseFailsCanada

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-Titans Eve Posts Live Video From European Tour With Arch Enemy, Offer Free Download

Canadian thrashers Titans Eve, whom unleashed their second full-length album LIFE APOCALYPSE earlier this July and are presently on European tour with Arch Enemy, have posted live video from their recent show in Paris, France at the following links below.

“Road To Ruin” (Live – Paris, France)

“Divided We Fall” (Live – Paris, France)

The 11 tracks of powerful modern metal on LIFE APOCALYPSE were recorded by Sacha Laskow of Divinity at Perfect Fifth Studios in Calgary, AB and produced by Titans Eve to follow up to last year’s debut album THE DIVINE EQUAL that was named “Album of the Month” (Sept. 2011) by Metal Hammer Germany and conquered the #7 on the Top 20 of 2011 Canadian Loud Charts.

Earlier this summer, the band opened for Korn and toured Canada with Anvil and Kill Devil Hill, the new band that features legendary drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell) and bassist Rex Brown (Pantera, Down) in support of LIFE APOCALYPSE.

A FREE download of their single “Destined To Die” is available at the following link:
http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/titans-eve-destined-to-die-free-download

Album Stream Links:
http://titanseve.bandcamp.com/album/life-apocalypse

Track Listing
1. Overcast (1:08)
2. Destined To Die (3:09)
3. Road To Ruin (4:17)
4. The Abyss (4:22)
5. Descension (Instrumental) (0:29)
6. Life Apocalypse (4:47)
7. A Wound That Never Heals (Instrumental) (3:28)
8. Hollow Gods (4:43)
9. Divided We Fall (2:41)
10. Frozen In Time (5:05)
11. The Void (3:54)

http://www.titanseve.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Titans-Eve/53568260495
http://www.twitter.com/titanseve

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-Adrenechrome Announce Official Release Of Debut EP HIDEOUS APPETITES

Orillia, ON’s thrash progressive metallers Adrenechrome are proud to announce the official release of their debut EP HIDEOUS APPETITES on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.

“We are extremely excited about the release of our first EP. We feel we have condensed our influences and come out with something that pays homage to our hero’s while still leaving room for us to break new musical ground. We welcome news from the world and their thoughts and comments on our take on the genre … ‘classic thrash with progressive tendencies’ … much love folks.” comments vocalist/ guitarist Chris Friesen

The EP features seven explosive tracks produced by Darius Szcespaniak whom has engineered on albums by Sacrifice, Sum 41, and the Black Crowes to a name a few. With its blend of innovative guitar shredding, furious operatic vocals, thundering drums, and rumbling, gut-busting bass, this beast stands out from the herd. The first single off the the EP is “Titans Fall,” which is available for FREE download at the following link below along with its supporting music video.

Adrenechrome – HIDEOUS APPETITES EP (2012)
Release Date: November 20, 2012

Track List:
1. Titans Fall (3:18)
2. Six Guns (6:17)
3. The Horror (5:26)
4. Hymn For The Heathens (4:17)
5. Winds of The Void (5:01)
6. Locust Wings (4:26)
7. Hobbled (4:58)

FREE .WAV Download:

Music Video – “Titans Fall”:

Live Video – “Locust Wings”:

http://adrenechrome.com/
http://www.facebook.com/Adrenechrome

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-Gold: Dutch Rock Act Drops Video From Debut LP On Ván Records

Germany’s cult label Ván Records is proud to unleash the opening track to INTERBELLUM, the debut album from Dutch rock outfit, Gold, confirmed for worldwide release on the edge of the Mayan calendar, December 7th, 2012.

Recorded at the Amsterdam Recording Company, INTERBELLUM offers nine hard-rocking pop songs that will enrich the contemporary rock landscape with its fresh vocals, catchy riffing, its driving rhythms, and refreshing songwriting. A world in crisis needs a rock album full of urgency, anger and hope. Here it is.

The opening track to INTERBELLUM, “One Of Us,” was shot on a gloomy Autumn afternoon at Gold’s rehearsal space at Studio SanteBoutique, Rotterdam. Check it out right here:

http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2012/10/23/gold-dutch-rock-act-drops-video-from-debut-lp-on-van-records/

The main drive of Gold’s songwriting takes place between vocalist Milena Eva and guitarist Thomas Sciarone (ex-The Devil’s Blood). Longtime friends, drummer Igor Wouters and bassist Harm Haverman provide a steady yet adventurous foundation and guitarist Nick Polak completes the bunch with his talent for harmony and melody. Each song on INTERBELLUM is a well-crafted piece of music and a story on its own, and overall is a monument to our time and to a civilization in decline. It deals with instability and the fear of things to come, yet offers a spark of love and hope in an attempt to give meaning to life in modern times. The album’s authentic tone and warmth completes the richness of Gold’s sound, produced by Igor Wouters and Vanderbuyst main man Willem Verbuyst.

Gold will be performing live by the end of 2012, delivering their songs to every soul that cares to listen.

INTERBELLUM Track Listing:
1. One Of Us
2. Antebellum
3. Love, The Magician
4. Gone Under
5. Dreams
6. North
7. Medicine Man
8. The Hunt
9. Ruby

http://www.facebook.com/thebandGOLD
http://www.thebandGOLD.com/
http://www.facebook.com/vanrecs
http://www.van-records.de/

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-Godyva: New Album Postponed To February

The gothic metal band Godyva, following a revision of post-production of their new album ALIEN HEART, decided, in accordance with their own label Southern Brigade Records, to postpone the release until February 28, 2013.

In this regard, the guitarist G.G. Gohm says: “We realize that it is already the third time that we postpone the release of this album, however we are all convinced that this is our most mature composition ever and we’d rather have a little more patience and focus on a post-production which gives full justice to the final sound of the disc.”

Note that the album will be distributed worldwide via Scarlet Records and will consist of 12 tracks including a very original cover version of Matia Bazar’s song “I Feel You.”

For further information:
http://www.godyva.it/
info@vivomanagement.it

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-Austrian band Black Sand will release a new single called “Monster” on October 31, via iTunes. The track is from the album ROCK’N ROLL WILL NEVER DIE. See http://www.blacksand.at/ for more.

-Check out a new interview with Corrosion Of Conformity’s Woody Weatherman at http://t.co/HbwmqqcV .

-There’s a new interview with Docker’s Guild keyboardist Douglas Docker at http://musiclegends.ca/interviews/dockers-guild-interview/ .

-Check out a new interview with filmmaker Sam Dunn (Iron Maiden’s “Flight 666,” “Metal Evolution,” “Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey”) at http://glclk.about.com/?zi=1/HijA .

-Attention Deficit Delirium is giving away five copies of Epica’s new album, REQUIEM FOR THE INDIFFERENT (Nuclear Blast), to people who subscribe to A.D.D. See http://www.bryanreesman.com/2012/10/23/epica-cd-giveaway-for-north-america/ for more. (The contest is only open to residents of North America.)

-Graveyard’s new video for “Endless Night” is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HmMy2ubC7E . See http://www.facebook.com/graveyardofficial for more.

-Check out http://music-mix.ew.com/2012/10/25/axl-rose-jimmy-kimmel/ for a report on, and footage of, Guns N’ Roses main man Axl Rose’s recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” Rose’s first live TV interview in 20+ years! Guns N’ Roses is about to start a “12-night residency” at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas.

-The second trailer for HammerFall’s live set GATES OF DALHALLA (due November 30 on Nuclear Blast) is online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xBq9SGDT5E . See http://www.hammerfall.net/ for more.

-There’s a new interview with Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer at http://www.noisecreep.com/2012/10/23/kiss-guitarist-tommy-thayer/ . In related news, former guitarist Bruce Kulick has posted a lengthy recap of the recent Rock Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas at http://www.kulick.net/message/archive12.shtml#FantasyCamp5Oct2012 , and a report on his participation in the Rocktoberfest event staged in Los Angeles by Gene Simmons and Wolfgang Puck at http://www.kulick.net/message.shtml . The latter has live videos of Simmons, Kulick, Eric Singer, and Bob Kulick (plus some guests) jamming the Kiss songs “Deuce,” “I Love It Loud,” “Nothing To Lose,” and “War Machine.”

-Lowside — featuring former Lillian Axe members Ron Taylor and Darrin DeLatte along with Craig Cowsert and Mel Bittick — has a new 11-track album due soon. The band recently announced on Facebook that the album is done and a release date will be finalized soon. See http://www.lowside.net/ , https://www.facebook.com/pages/LOWSIDE/50717003334 , and http://www.reverbnation.com/lowside for more.

-Mammoth Mammoth’s new video for “GO,” from VOL. III – HELL’S LIKELY (Napalm Records), is online at http://www.youtube.com/napalmrecords . See http://www.mammothmammoth.com/ for more.

-Orden Ogan’s video for “Land Of The Dead,” from TO THE END (AFM Records), is online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USyyyOOQC6Y .

-A teaser for Scythia’s upcoming “Video Game Medley” video is online at http://youtu.be/YmBhE-5I_cw . The track comes from the FOR THE BEAR EP, and features music from the games “Wizards And Warriors 1,” “Castlevania,” “Skyrim,” “The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time,” “Final Fantasy VI,” and “Tetris.” See http://www.scythia.ca/ for more.

-Stratovarius will co-headline “The Nordic Nexus Of Nemesis Tour 2013” with Amaranthe in Europe. Hype: “While Stratovarius is well known for their connection of classical music and power metal, Amaranthe uses elements from the melodic death metal. So both bands are representing the modern power metal their way.” The dates so far:

3/20 – Backstage, München, Germany
3/21 – Stadtgarten, Erfurt, Germany
3/27 – Hirsch, Nürnberg, Germany
3/28 – Matrix, Bochum, Germany
3/29 – Grünspan, Hamburg, Germany
4/11 – Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg, Germany
4/14 – Rosenhof, Osnabrück, Germany

-Next year’s Sweden Rock Festival has added Saxon, Manilla Road, Firewind, Vader, and Martin Prahl’s Skelter Wheel to the bill. See http://www.swedenrock.com/ for more.

-Check out a preview of Tiamat’s upcoming THE SCARRED PEOPLE, due November 6 in North America from Napalm Records, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4rWD5Tj-l0 .

Thanks to Bryan Reesman, Andrew Bamsal, Jason Saulnier, Chris Epting, Nathan Birk, Kyle Anderson, Chad Bowar, Nicky Baldrian, Jon Asher, and Metaltix for help gathering some of this information.

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