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Detritus Issue #627

Detritus
Issue #627
Week of November 5, 2012
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-Are we all recovered from the election furor and hysteria? – Tim

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-Meet Kiss And See A Private Acoustic Show

[Note: This is from a Kissonline.com newsletter. – Tim]

Meet Kiss on their upcoming South American tour and get access to a private acoustic Kiss set! This is a once in a lifetime experience with the hottest band in the world. Check out the details below and please note, you must have a ticket to the show to enter the venue. This package does NOT include a ticket to the show and will not grant you entrance into the venue.

Visit the tour page for more details.
http://www.kissonline.com/tour/

The Kiss Meet and Greet Experience includes:
o Exclusive Meet & Greet with Kiss
o Personal Photograph with Kiss
o Autograph Session with Kiss (limit two items, no instruments)
o Exclusive access to Kiss’ Private Pre-show Acoustic Set
o Kiss Tour Shirt
o On-site VIP Host

DATE / CITY / VENUE
Nov 7 – Buenos Aires – River Plate Stadium
Nov 12 – Asuncion – Jockey Club
Nov 14 – Porto Alegre – Estadio do Zequinha
Nov 17 – Sao Paolo – Anhembi
Nov 18 – Rio de Janeiro – HSBC Arena

http://www.kissonline.com/
https://www.facebook.com/KISS
http://twitter.com/KissOfficial

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-HammerFall: “Threshold” Live Video Clip + Free Download!

Before the Swedes of HammerFall will take their well-deserved break in 2013 in order to recharge their batteries and to return stronger than ever in 2014, they’ll offer their fans a high-class DVD/BluRay+2CD live testimonial. GATES OF DALHALLA (out on November 30) contains the entire extensive anniversary show that took place on the 28th of July 2012 on the magnificent open-air stage of Dalhalla, Sweden, plus exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

Watch HammerFall’s live performance of their classic “Threshold” to get a first impression of the visually stunning show that GATES OF DALHALLA holds in store for you:

Moreover, you can now download the song’s audio live version for free via HammerFall’s official Nuclear Blast band page: http://bit.ly/RvtBMJ

http://www.hammerfall.net/

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-Randy Piper Of W.A.S.P. Presents Vocalist Auditions

[Note: This is from the RandyPiper.net newsletter. – Steve]

SEATTLE, WA — Randy Piper of W.A.S.P. is holding vocalist auditions at the Temple Theater in Tacoma, WA, November 14, 15, and 16. Auditions are by appointment only. Click on http://www.RandyPiper.net/ to register.

Are You Ready To Get Heavy?

Randy is looking for the right combination of vocal skill, stage presence, creativity, and charisma to front his new heavy metal project.

“I’m ready for some new blood,” Piper said. “I want someone to come in with the confidence to nail the W.A.S.P. songs, but also be comfortable blazing new territory.”

The right person should be able to sing classic W.A.S.P. hits, sound great with Piper, be free of drug or alcohol issues, and be able to travel overseas. A great stage presence and the ability to relate to and command an audience is a must.

Come In And Kill It.

There are four songs to choose from, including W.A.S.P. classics, “Wild Child” and “Savage;” “Nowhere Fast” from the movie “Streets Of Fire,” and the previously unreleased Randy Piper Animal track, “Raising Hell.”

“‘Raising Hell’ is an opportunity for someone to really shine,” Piper said. “This track has the chorus on there to give you a start, but I really want to hear someone come in with their own lyrics and blow this away.”

Are you the one Pipester is looking for?

Male or female, be ready to rock!

Register at RandyPiper.net for your spot.

Nov. 14 – 16, Temple Theater, Tacoma, WA

http://www.RandyPiper.net/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Randy-Piper/146228158753132
http://www.youtube.com/user/randypipermusic?feature=mhum

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-Frontiers Records Is Pleased To Announce The Release Of Royal Hunt Celebrative Box Set Entitled 20TH ANNIVERSARY – SPECIAL EDITION On November 23 In Europe And January 21 In North America

After the highly successful 20th anniversary tour in support of their latest album SHOW ME HOW TO LIVE, Royal Hunt celebrate the band’s 20th Anniversary with this very special “Best Of” package including three CDs and one DVD.

The release will include the best Royal Hunt songs from all 11 albums, a brand new song, plus three newly-recorded acoustic versions of three additional songs, and a DVD including all the promotional video clips shot by the band during their long ride…

The track listing shows the incredible amount of amazing songs that the band wrote and performed during their long and successful career.

Disc 1:
Flight; Kingdom Dark; Stranded; Clown In The Mirror; Wasted Time; Epilogue; Time; Far Away; 1348; River Of Pain; Tearing Down The World; Message To God.

Disc 2:
Cold City Lights; Follow Me; Surrender; The Mission; Can’t Let Go; Paper Blood; Season’s Change; The First Of Rock; Tears Of The Sun; The Well; Shadowman; Hard Rain Is Coming; Half Past Loneliness.

Disc 3:
Save Me (new song); One By One (new recording, unplugged version); Bodyguard (new recording, unplugged version); Restless (new recording, unplugged version); Bad Luck; Double Conversion; U-Turn; Sixth Sense; Day Is Dawning.

Disc 4 DVD:
Video clips for: Land Of Broken Hearts, Day In Day Out, Clown In The Mirror, Far Away, Last Goodbye, Stay Down, River Of Pain, Tearing Down The World, Martial Arts, Third Stage, Wasted Time, Interview, Message To God.

Royal Hunt mastermind, writer, and keyboard player Andre Andersen says: “To our fans, this will be a great journey through memory lane and for the new fans, a chance to poses a sample of the BEST there is to offer from the Royalty itself! Enjoy!”

Royal Hunt
Andre Andersen – keyboards
DC Cooper – vocals
Allan Sorensen – drums
Andreas Passmark – bass
Jonas Larsen – guitars

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-Asia RESONANCE: THE OMEGA TOUR To Be Released In A Deluxe CD/DVD Package By Frontiers In November

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of Asia’s newest live package RESONANCE on November 23rd in Europe and November 27th in North America to coincide with the band’s forthcoming tour.

Recorded on May 4th 2010 in Basel, Switzerland, this new Asia live 2CD / DVD captures the band, featuring the original lineup of Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer, and John Wetton in front of an ecstatic audience during one of the shows on the OMEGA World Tour.

Filmed with 18 HD cameras, this live recording is truly a rewarding experience for all Asia fans. After the polished Japanese DVD FANTASIA, Asia released SPIRIT OF THE NIGHT from the Cambridge Festival two years later. SPIRIT was a high-energy, end-of festival document. This is Asia resonating the Z7 on an OMEGA night in Central Europe: “Asia live on the road, in-your-face and for your pleasure,” says John Wetton.

The set list features songs from their first two reunion albums PHOENIX and OMEGA, along with a selection of the classics from the 1982 debut album and their 1983 follow-up ALPHA. The recording is a historical document of where the band was at the time and a snapshot of their musicianship, camaraderie and passion.

This live 2CD / DVD is released exclusively in a lavish digi-pak edition and is an irreplaceable companion to the studio album.

RESONANCE track listing includes:

CD 1: I Believe; Only Time Will Tell; Holy War; Never Again; Through My Veins; Don’t Cry; All’s A Chord; The Valley Of Rocks; The Smile Has Left Your Eyes; Open Your Eyes

CD 2: Finger On The Trigger; Time Again; An Extraordinary Life; End Of The World; The Heat Goes On; Sole Survivor; Go; Heat Of The Moment

DVD: I Believe; Only Time Will Tell; Holy War; Never Again; Through My Veins; Don’t Cry; All’s A Chord; The Valley Of Rocks; The Smile Has Left Your Eyes; Open Your Eyes; Finger On The Trigger; Time Again; An Extraordinary Life; End Of The World; The Heat Goes On; Sole Survivor; Go; Heat Of The Moment

Enjoy a sneak peak of the forthcoming DVD — “Only Time Will Tell” — following the link below:

Asia is:
Geoff Downes: keyboards
Steve Howe: guitars
Carl Palmer: drums
John Wetton: lead vocal and bass

Asia Tour Dates:
November 2012
1 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak – United States
2 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre – United States
3 – Sloan, IA – Winnavegas Casino Showroom – United States
7 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom – United States
8 – Santa Ynez, CA – Churmash Casino – United States
9 – Agoura Hills, CA – Canyon Club – United States
10 – Las Vegas, NV – Green Valley Casino – United States
11 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House – United States
13 – Scottsdale, AZ – Talking Stick Casino – United States
15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues – United States
16 – Dallax, TX – Granada Theater – United States
17 – Austin, TX – One World Theatre – United States
19 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse – United States
20 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre – United States
21 – Orlando, FL – FL Plaza Theatre – United States
23 – Manistee, MI – Little River Casino Resort – United States

December 2012
15 – Tavistock – The Wharf – United Kingdom
16 – Holmfirth – The Picturedrome – United Kingdom
17 – Edinburgh – Queens Hall – United Kingdom
19 – Salisbury – City Hall – United Kingdom
20 – Birmingham – Town Hall – United Kingdom
21 – Manchester – RNCM – United Kingdom
22 – London – Shepherds Bush Empire – United Kingdom

http://www.originalasia.com/

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-AFM Records News

The Last Vegas: Video Clip “Evil Eyes” Available!

The Last Vegas electrify the Rock fans with their “’70s Aerosmith meets ’80s Guns N’ Roses” sound.

America’s hottest Sleaze Rock band will release their new album BAD DECISIONS on November 16th in whole Europe. A video clip for the song “Evil Eyes” is available now.

Lyriel: “Wenn Die Engel Fallen” Digital Single & Video Clip Released!

After the release of their latest album LEVEAGE in February, German Gothic rock band Lyriel received overwhelming feedback on one song especially: the sensitive ballad “Wenn Die Engel Fallen,” where Schandmaul singer Thomas Lindner is singing a duett part with Lyriel’s Jessica.

The band then decided to film a video for this song — and here it is!

Also a digital single “Wenn Die Engel Fallen” is available now, which includes the title track and four bonus videos.

http://itunes.apple.com/de/album/wenn-die-engel-fallen-ep/id567489812

AFM Records
http://www.afm-records.de/

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-Nuclear Blast Online Poker Launches!

Heavy Metal fans have found a new online home to party, poker and rock out. Nuclear Blast, together with kuuluu AG, launches Nuclear Blast Poker a free-to-play social platform. Nuclear Blast Poker is not just an online poker game but also a community platform where Metal freaks interact, show their love for Metal by styling their avatar with cool hardcore items from the shop all whilst listening to the newest music releases from Nuclear Blast label on an integrated Music player. Join the game at https://apps.facebook.com/nuclearblastpoker or visit and play as a guest on http://www.nuclearblastpoker.com/ .

Nuclear Blast Poker allows all metalheads to congregate, meet new like-minded people, compete for stellar prizes and live-out their passion for metal fashion. The in-game shop players have the chance to choose items for their poker alter-ego avatar from a huge selection that shows the rest of the world what they’re really made of.

Nuclear Blast Poker is free-to-play and all about giving metal fans the opportunity to meet each other in a new and exciting environment. Players can choose from casual tournaments, challenge friends or simply take a seat directly at a regular sit-down table to win virtual chips, gold and experience points. Furthermore, the user experience is designed with the metal fan in mind with stunning backdrops, hardcore avatars and rockin’ items, and to top it off the Nuclear Blast Player on SoundCloud blaring out the latest tracks of the label.

The game also provides metal fans with the opportunity to compete against some of their biggest idols. Scott Ian of Anthrax and Damian Wilson of Threshold both enjoy playing poker and will surprise fans at the tables and tournaments. Fans will even win exclusive “Meet & Greets” with their heroes.

Threshold’s Damian Wilson states “I love poker and I love music. Putting the two together is like introducing girlfriends. Could be heavenly or may be all out war. See you on the Nuclear Blast Poker tables!”

“I am excited and curious to meet our fans on Nuclear Blast Poker and I can’t wait to see who’s got the skills to beat me on some of the tables,” says Scott Ian (Anthrax).

As a welcome gift, the game is giving fans the chance to take part in a one-off “Registration Lottery” to win a signed artwork on canvas from Nightwish’s latest album and upcoming movie IMAGINAERUM. Together with a 50 € Nuclear Blast mailorder merchandise gift card, one lucky fan is gonna have a grand New Year’s. Anyone who registers for the game before the end of December will be entered into the prize draw.

http://www.nuclearblast.de/

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-Z Records News

Escape Working On Album No. 2 And Live Shows

Escape, the band described by Rob Evans of Classic Rock AOR as “the jewel in the crown of British AOR,” have begun work on their follow-up to the current high-flying UNBREAKABLE with an April release in their sights.

Escape have the following live appearances confirmed:

Dec 2nd – The Engine Rooms, Skelmersdale
April 6th – HRH AOR Festival, Rotherham

The band are hoping to soon confirm dates in Ireland in the near future.

Z Backed Radio Shows Classic Rock Home

Last week we reported that the “Rock Forces” Radio show feat Z Records’ Mark Alger would go live this month. Due to illness the show will not hit the airwaves until November 11th. 10 a.m. – 12 noon be sure to tune in at http://www.classicrockradio.eu/ . Watch out for more exciting news regarding Classic Rock Radio as further known presenters will be announced shortly.

Your Sunday Mornings Are Gonna Rock With Classic Rock Radio — Your Sonic Salvation

This coming Sunday sees the launch of the all-new show “Rock Forces” on a Sunday with Mark Alger of Z Records. Tune into Classic Rock Radio between 10 a.m. and noon UK time, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. [CET], 5 a.m. – 7 a.m. [EST], or check it out when it’s repeated at 10 p.m. to midnight same day. This week’s show features new material from Aerosmith, Kiss, Paul Sabu, and many more, plus the exclusive chance to win a pair of concert tickets.

Sunday mornings will never be the same tune in at http://www.classicrockradio.eu/ or use the tune in app available on Android and iPhones.

http://www.classicrockradio.eu/

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

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-LOVE.MIGHT.KILL: Stateside Release Of German/Italian Outfit’s New Album Nears

Massacre Records is proud to release the sophomore album from German/Italian melodic metal outfit LOVE.MIGHT.KILL in North America this November.

Featuring drummer Michael Ehré (Firewind, Uli Jon Roth, Metalium) and the brilliant singer Jan Manenti, LOVE.MIGHT.KILL appeared virtually out of nowhere in 2011 with their BRACE FOR IMPACT debut, an album which perfectly combined the enthusiasm of a first appearance with the experience of a long song writing career, instantly winning over a solid fan base within the European hard rock/power metal scene.

One year later, LOVE.MIGHT.KILL are about to release their second opus, 2 BIG 2 FAIL, to North American audiences, following its very recent release in Europe. Boasting nearly an hour of incredibly hard-hitting, melodic power metal with a dozen anthems, 2 BIG 2 FAIL was produced by Michael Ehré, as with their first album. Being around for years as the drummer in bands like Gamma Ray, Firewind, and Metalium, or with artists like Uli Jon Roth, Matt “Gonzo” Roehr, Vinnie Moore, and Kee Marcello, Ehré has made a strong impact in the national and international scene. The songs were then mixed and mastered by Markus Teske (Spock’s Beard, Saga, Vanden Plas) at his own Bazement-Studio.

Check out the video for the album’s second track, “XTC,” and more:

http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2012/11/05/love-might-kill-stateside-release-of-germanitalian-outfit%E2%80%99s-new-album-nears/

2 BIG 2 FAIL Track Listing:
1. Save My Soul
2. XTC
3. Burn The Night
4. The One
5. Restless Heart
6. Home
7. The Great Escape
8. Too Big To Fail
9. We Fall
10. Big Screen Pleasure (And Pain)
11. Alone
12. The Perfect Mistake

LOVE.MIGHT.KILL Lineup:
Jan Manenti – vocals
Christian Stöver – guitars
Stefan Ellerhorst – guitars
Jogi Sweers – bass
Sascha Onnen – keyboards
Michael Ehré – drums

http://www.lovemightkill.com/
https://www.facebook.com/lovemightkill
http://www.massacre-records.com/
https://www.facebook.com/massacrerecordseurope

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-Vanderbuyst: Dutch Crew’s New LP Locked, Cocked And Ready To Rock Video Released Today

This December, The Netherlands’ raging trio Vanderbuyst will bring the party back to the rock scene full-on with their third LP, FLYING DUTCHMEN. The surging energy of FLYING DUTCHMEN will rocket forth onto the public worldwide this December 7th via Ván Records, the label responsible for bringing such acts as The Devil’s Blood, The Ruins Of Beverast, Nagelfar, and others into the cult spotlight within the last decade, in addition to having unleashed Vanderbuyst’s 2010-released self-titled debut LP and 2011-released sophomore album, IN DUTCH.

Today, Vanderbuyst and Ván Records proudly reveal the first single and official video for the album’s tenth anthem, “Flying Dutchman,” viewable alongside a pile of other good stuff:

http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2012/11/06/vanderbuyst-dutch-crew%E2%80%99s-new-lp-locked-cocked-and-ready-to-rock-video-released-today/

FLYING DUTCHMEN Track Listing:
1. Frivolous Franny
2. Waiting In The Wings
3. Give Me One More Shot
4. The Butcher’s Knife
5. Tears Won’t Rinse
6. Never Be Clever
7. In Dutch
8. Johnny Got Lucky
9. Lecherous
10. Flying Dutchman
11. Welcome To The Night

The world needs Vanderbuyst now more than ever. The fun has been taken out of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll. In their native Netherlands, the Red Light zones have become cesspools of human trafficking. One by one, the coffee shops are denying access to anyone who is not registered in the government’s database as a card-carrying stoner. Too many bands are more concerned with the quantity of “likes” than the quality of licks. Guitarist Willem Verbuyst, drummer Barry Van Esbroek and singer/bassist Jochem Jonkman saw the writing on the wall in 2008 and did what the Dutch do best: they rolled up their sleeves and got to work. The energetic trio began crafting songs with the quintessentially Dutch attitude that less is more than enough provided you have the right raw materials. A three-track demo EP led to the band’s self-titled debut LP on Ván Records. From the classic riff and lead sound to the catchy refrains, it was clear: this is authentic hard rock at its best. IN DUTCH drove the point home again with even more finesse and fire.

But what about the band’s live reputation? In a word: incendiary! In the past three years, these driven Dutchmen have played over two hundred shows in sixteen countries, thrilling audiences with their high octane shows. In 2011, Vanderbuyst opened for the legendary Saxon on their European tour and hit the main stage at Holland’s famous Bospop festival (with bands like Black Country Communion and Dream Theater) to name one of the highlights of the 100 shows they played that same year including support for Triggerfinger, one of the most popular alternative rock bands in Europe. In 2012, the band toured Europe with Grand Magus, and back home, they had the honor of supporting hard rock legend Scott Gorham’s Thin Lizzy as well as Judas Priest. Across the border in France, they tore up the main stage at Hellfest, which also hosted Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe and Blue Öyster Cult. In Germany, Vanderbuyst took the main stage at the 2012 Bang Your Head!!! festival and promptly gave the crowd whiplash.

With the upcoming release of a new full-length album, FLYING DUTCHMEN, Vanderbuyst continue their tireless quest to save the world from flaccid rock. Much like their ancestors before them, Jonkman, Van Esbroek, and Verbuyst have achieved an amazing feat of reclamation. Vanderbuyst have restored the heart and soul to hard rock without any gimmicks or ironic hipster attitude. This is the real deal.

http://www.vanderbuyst.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vanderbuyst/100980883276480
http://www.van-records.de/
http://www.facebook.com/vanrecs

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-Suicide Silence Singer Passes Away At Age 28!

It is with great sadness and regret this morning that we have to report that Mitch Lucker, vocalist of Suicide Silence, passed away a few hours ago due to injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident.

Nuclear Blast would like to offer our condolences to his family, friends, band members, and fans worldwide who are affected by this loss. He left us doing what he loved to do most. He was 28 years old and will be sorely missed.

The band has made the following statement official via its Facebook page:

“There’s no easy way to say this. Mitch passed away earlier this morning from injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident.

“This is completely devastating to all of us and we offer our deepest condolences to his family. He will be forever in our hearts. R.I.P. Mitchell Adam Lucker — We Love You Brother”

Fans are encouraged to share their memories, photos of Mitch and condolences on the band’s official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SuicideSilence

http://www.suicidesilence.net/

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-Corrosion Of Conformity Release EYE FOR AN EYE Reissue; North American Tour Kicks Off Tonight In Pittsburgh

Today North Carolina crossover instigators Corrosion Of Conformity release their legendary EYE FOR AN EYE full-length to North American fans via Candlelight Records. Originally issued in 1984, the special reissue has been re-mastered and includes the SIX SONGS WITH MIKE SINGING EP, both of which have been long out of print. A deluxe digi-book edition of the album, limited to 1,000 for North America, will be available at limited retailers and via Candlelight’s official webstore.

Eye For An Eye is streaming in its entirety for a limited time via BrooklyVegan. Check it out:

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2012/10/corrosion_of_co_8.html

Coinciding with the release, Corrosion Of Conformity today kick off a string of dates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Altar Bar. Presented by Scion A/V, the tour includes support from a host of esteemed ear-bleeders including Zoroaster, ASG, Royal Thunder, YOB, and Saviours. Additionally, the band will play a string of special shows with High On Fire, Goatwhore, and LoPan on select dates as well as a special Power Of The Riff presents event featuring COC, High on Fire, Sunn O))), Black Breath, Dead In The Dirt, Loincloth, and Void Of Voices. See full itinerary below.

CORROSION OF CONFOMRITY Fall/Winter Tour 2012:
11/06/2012 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder
11/07/2012 Kingdom – Richmond, VA w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
11/08/2012 North Star – Philadelphia, PA w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
11/09/2012 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
11/10/2012 El ‘N’ Gee – New London, CT w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
11/11/2012 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
11/13/2012 Fitzy’s – Kingston, ON
11/14/2012 Corktown Pub – Hamilton, ON w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
11/15/2012 London Music Hall – London, ON w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
11/16/2012 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ Skeletonwitch, Red Fang, Black Tusk, Havok, Mutilation Rites, Indian Handcrafts
11/17/2012 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder
11/18/2012 Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder
12/11/2012 The Biltmore – Vancouver, BC w/ Saviours
12/12/2012 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA w/ YOB, Saviours
12/13/2012 Dante’s – Portland, OR w/ YOB, Saviours
12/14/2012 Oak Street Speakeasy – Eugene, OR w/ YOB, Saviours
12/15/2012 Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA w/ YOB, Saviours
12/16/2012 Uptown Theater – Oakland,CA w/ Saviours
12/18/2012 Catalyst – Santa Cruz,CA w/ High on Fire, Goatwhore, LoPan
12/19/2012 The Brickhouse – San Diego, CA w/High on Fire, Goatwhore, LoPan
12/20/2012 Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA w/High on Fire, Sunn O))), Black Breath, Dead In The Dirt, Loincloth, Void Of Voices
12/21/2012 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA w/ High on Fire, Goatwhore, LoPan

Formed in Raleigh in 1982, Corrosion Of Conformity quickly transformed heavy music. Politically charged and socially aware, the band has influenced countless others and today remains humble about their accomplishments. With over 1.1 million albums sold in the United States, the band continues to find new fans via nonstop touring.

http://www.coc.com/
http://www.facebook.com/corrosionofconformity
http://candlelightrecordsusa.com/

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-Venrez Speak Their Mind On The Presidential Race With New Single/Video, “Sell The Lie”

The recent debates between US President Barack Obama and the Republican Party’s nominee for President in the 2012 election, Mitt Romney, has been one of the main topics of discussion in the media.

And while Venrez’s song, “Sell The Lie,” was written prior to the debates, the group’s singer, Steven Berez, couldn’t help but realize the aforementioned song tied in with his feelings about what he witnessed on television.

As Berez explains, “When I began watching the current 2012 election debates, the art of selling lies became so crystal clear that I felt it was absolutely necessary to re-edit the video off our current album, which is also the title track, ‘Sell The Lie.'”

“Both candidates flipping back and forth on their positions, both accusing the other of not being the right man for the job. My view is that they are both right. Neither one deserves to be president. Our great country needs an honest leader who will always feel the needs of our people with their heart and soul, and love our country for all the right reasons. We don’t need lies, we need compassion and leadership.”

Originally, it was another set of events that served as the song’s basis, however. “I wrote the song a couple years ago when I was feeling disdain for the loss of the lives of our boys and girls in the Armed Forces, while fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I was horrified by the collateral damage resulting in the death of innocent men, women, and children who lived in those countries. To me it was easily explained as blood for oil and high level corporate greed.”

And now, a video has been shot for “Sell The Lie,” which features footage the band filmed on their tour this past summer (while opening for shock rock legend Alice Cooper), and can be viewed on their official site http://venreztheband.com/ .

Comprised of Berez (whose last syllables of his first and last name serve as the group’s nom de plum), guitarists Jason Womack and Alex Kane, bassist Michael Bradford, and drummer Ed Davis, the Los Angeles-based group issued their debut full-length, SELL THE LIE, via Monarch Music Group, LLC (distributed through Megaforce/RED/Sony) on February 28th, 2012, and have since toured with some of rock’s biggest names, including Cooper and Fuel, among others, with west coast dates this November with Trapt.

It is Venrez’s hope that more artists and citizens in general will start to demand more from their leaders. And with the new single/video, “Sell The Lie,” the group is making their voice heard — loud and clear.

For more information visit:
http://venreztheband.com/

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-Holiday Offer From Radiant Records

Merry Halloween and Happy Christmas from Radiant Records!

The Holiday Season is Here!

Hey Everyone,

The holiday season is upon us, and we are busier than ever! Halloween is here, Thanksgiving is right around he corner, and it will be Christmas before you know it, so we have a little something for each.

Check out the details below!

Frankenstein Vs. Santa From A PROGGY CHRISTMAS

Frankenstein meets Santa!

When traditional figures find themselves in the hands of master musicians, song writers, and videographers, you never know what you will get!

But, with MASSIVE creativity and INCREDIBLE music, we ended up with a video like no other! Let us introduce you to “Frankincense,” the musical mix-up of monster proportions.

“Frankincense,” in all its craziness, is from the newest album from The Prog World Orchestra, A PROGGY CHRISTMAS and is sure to satisfy the desire for “something different”…

Don’t take our word for it. Check it out for yourself!

CD or download available now at Radiant Records

http://www.radiantrecords.com/products/414-a-proggy-christmas-prog-world-orchestra.aspx

Giving Thanks!

Inner Circle Offer For 2012

Special Offer: Join The Inner Circle For FREE!

Our “Inner Circle” is a very important and valued part of the Radiant family, and the more the merrier!

Most of our Inner Circle members have been members since the beginning in 2005, and that alone is a HUGE compliment.

Inner Circle members receive an exclusive CD or DVD every other month and a personal newsletter from Neal every month.

We want to continue to grow and share with new members and to give you a taste of this exclusive group, we are offering the rest of 2012 for free to new members. Give it a try! Join by November 15th and pay nothing for November and December!

*** New members will receive a refund for the recurring payments for November and December 2012 ***

By joining now, you will also receive the November Inner Circle release FLYING COLORS – ISLAND OF THE LOST KEYBOARDS, which is Neal Morse’s mix (with lots of parts never heard before) of the enormously successful FLYING COLOURS album.

Just click here for all the details of what the Inner Circle really is.

http://www.radiantrecords.com/products/319-neal-morse-inner-circle.aspx

A PROGGY CHRISTMAS from The Prog World Orchestra

Radiant’s First CD RECALL! A Collectors Item Is Born!

Hot off the presses for 2012, is the latest release and the newest Christmas album from The Prog World Orchestra, A PROGGY CHRISTMAS, featuring Mike Portnoy, Steve Hackett, Roine Stolt, Steve Morse, and MANY more master musicians from around the world.

Unlike ANYTHING you have ever heard before!

And, for the first time in Radiant history, we are recalling all of the CDs sent to Sony distribution because they weren’t cool with the celebs on the cover. We have been cleared to move the remaining copies of the original version that we have in stock at Radiant Records, so if you want a copy with the rare original cover, you will need to order soon, because once the original stock is gone, this artwork will NEVER be printed again!!!

New Official Release Date Is: November 20, 2012

http://www.radiantrecords.com/products/414-a-proggy-christmas-prog-world-orchestra.aspx

Thanks for helping us keep the music alive in 2012 and Happy Holidays to you all…

Chris Thompson
Radiant Records
http://www.radiantrecords.com/

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-San Antonio-Based GI Jams Artists Destruction Evolution And Jason “Xtreme” Knight Set To Perform Special Concerts On Veterans Day Weekend

Southern Metal Band Destruction Evolution Will Play Two Fundraisers (Rough Riders Motorcycle Club And The Susan G. Komen Foundation) November 10-11, While Knight Headlines The Veterans Day After Parade BASH Live Music On November 10

True to the mission of GI Jams ( http://www.gijams.com/ ), a multi-media project and company dedicated to showcasing and promoting the original songs and performances of active duty and retired US servicemen and women, the popular San Antonio-based GI Jams artists Destruction Evolution and Jason “Xtreme” Knight are headlining separate shows this Veterans Day weekend.

Destruction Evolution, a Southern metal band fronted by lead singer and 20-year Air Force veteran Steve “Sin” Sinatra, is performing a free show Saturday, November 10 at 8 p.m. for the Buckhorn Chapter of the Rough Riders Motorcycle Club fundraiser at Buck’s Saloon, outside San Antonio. Rough Riders is a military affiliated organization contributing their time and efforts to our military and veterans.

On Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, Destruction Evolution is performing at the San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. to raise money and awareness for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the fight against breast cancer. They will be playing while the runners whiz by, providing the backdrop for their part of the course. Their location is Stage B18 at Emilio Guerra and Mission Roads. Sully Erna from heavy metal greats Godsmack has committed to running the marathon, according to his Facebook page. The event is free, unless you are running in the marathon.

Destruction Evolution caps the weekend on Monday, November 12, with a live performance on KLRN, San Antonio’s Channel 29, at 9 a.m. with Kimberly Crawford and Cassandra Lazenby. They will be performing their songs “Relentless” and “Greatest of Things,” which appear on the compilation of GI JAMS, VOL. 1: THE ORIGINAL MUSIC OF OUR MILITARY ARTISTS. This mark’s the band’s second time performing for this station.

Army Staff Sergeant, 17-year active duty soldier, and singer, song writer, and musician Jason “Xtreme” Knight who is also a GI Jams recording artistwill be performing with special guest Angela Mesquiti November 10 from 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. at the Veterans Day After Parade Bash at VFW Post 76 in San Antonio.

Knight has put this event together to commemorate all US veterans who have “selflessly served our country. I am a war veteran myself and have decided to give back to them through music. I am determined to bridge the gap between the old and young, retired veterans and those still serving, and our civilians who support the troops, through music. I believe I am doing something special and that Military Town USA should hear about it.”

Knight has invited the Wounded Warrior Battalion (Bn), which has over 600 wounded warriors and over 400 staff members that have been notified to join the festivities. The event invites families, veterans, military, and civilians, and is open to the public.

On Friday, November 30, Knight will be gigging at Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 8315 in Schertz, Texas.

Founded by song writers Denny Randell and Biddy Schippers, GI Jams showcases and promotes active and retired military musical artists, all branches, ranks, and rates. It also provides the opportunity for them to sign up and have their own profile pages on GIJams.com, featuring bios, pictures, blogs, and original songs and performances available for 99 cents a download, with 100 percent of the download profits on the site going to the artists. The first GI Jams Records compilation project was released in partnership with Rhino (Warner Music Group).

Event Recap:
Veterans Day After Parade Bash
Jason “Xtreme” Knight with special guest Angela Mesquiti
VFW Post 76
10 Tenth Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
November 10, 2012
8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Free; donations are welcomed to help benefit the VFW

Destruction Evolution for the Buckhorn Chapter of the Rough Riders Motorcycle Club
Buck’s Saloon
3751 E Loop 1604 S
Adkins, TX 78101
November 10, 2012
8 p.m.
Free

Destruction Evolution at the San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon and ½ Marathon
Stage B18 at Emilio Guerra Street and Mission Road
San Antonio, TX 78214
November 11, 2012
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Free, unless you are a marathon runner
http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/san-antonio

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-Texas Hippie Coalition Takes To The Road For Fall Dates

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Red Dirt metal heroes Texas Hippie Coalition have confirmed a string of shows throughout November and into December as the band continues to tour in support of its Carved Records’ sophomore effort, PEACEMAKER.

The band, who have been touring since before the PEACEMAKER disc was released in August had the opportunity to share the stage with Southern rock heroes Lynyrd Skynyrd for a string of dates as well as their own headlining shows. “Deep south ‘n’ Dirty south collided, and southern rock flag has never waived so HIGH,” says THC front man, BigDad Ritch. “Thank you Skynyrd Nation for your open arms. See yawl on the road.”

“Turn It Up,” the lead single from PEACEMAKER, has received over 3,000 Mediabase monitored spins to date, having been heard by more than 9 million radio listeners across the US. The track has spent more than a dozen weeks on the Mediabase Active Rock airplay chart and is getting spins in such major markets as Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Phoenix, and more.

Press has been highly supportive of the album with Screamer magazine proclaiming the record to be “… the rare type of album that will hook you in from the first listen” and about.com saying, “PEACEMAKER is furious witness to THC cranking through 11 tracks that declare what bad-ass outlaws they are …” Metal Underground states that the band provides … a rock / metal melting pot that garners fans from across the musical spectrum” while AOL Noisecreep states that PEACEMAKER has “crushing riffs!” and examiner.com screams that it’s “… a barrel chested badass beast of a record that will rattle your teeth and ravage your old lady.”

Texas Hippie Coalition’s PEACEMAKER is in stores now. Upcoming dates are below with new shows being added weekly:

11/07/2012 – Lexington, KY – Buster’s
11/08/2012 – Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
11/15/2012 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar (with Drowning Pool)
11/16/2012 – Broussard, LA – The Station LIVE (with Drowning Pool)
11/18/2012 – Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s
11/19/2012 – Nashville, TN – 12th & Porter
11/24/2012 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom (Cancer Sucks! Benefit)
11/30/2012 – Dallas, TX – Trees (with Drowning Pool)
12/01/2012 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
12/07/2012 – Peoria, IL – Expo Gardens (Radio Show)
12/14/2012 – Casper, WY – The Palace
12/19/2012 – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
12/21/2012 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium (with Clutch)

You can check out the video for “Turn It Up” here:

Relevant Links:

http://www.thcoutlaw.com/
http://www.carvedrecords.com/artists/texas-hippie-coalition/
http://www.twitter.com/thcofficial
http://www.youtube.com/thcofficial
http://www.myspace.com/texashippiecoalition

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-Autumnblaze: EVERY SUN IS FRAGILE Artwork & Track Listing Unveiled

German melodic dark metallers and recent Pulverised signees, Autumnblaze, tapped acclaimed artist Travis Smith (Death, Nevermore, Katatonia, Strapping Young Lad, etc.) to craft the cover art for their upcoming new full-length, EVERY SUN IS FRAGILE. The album will feature two different formats: a standard jewel case version and a limited edition slipcase version. The slipcase edition will offer alternate artwork and be made available in limited quantities.

View both versions:

http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2012/11/05/autumnblaze-every-sun-is-fragile-artwork-track-listing-unveiled/

Spawned in 1995, Autumnblaze released four full-length albums and two EPs before laying the band to rest in 2006 in search of other musical endeavors. The band ultimately reformed just two years later to release their critically lauded PERDITION DIARIES long-player in 2009. EVERY SUN IS FRAGILE is slated for release later this Winter via Pulverised Record.

Commented drummer Arisjel of the upcoming new endeavor: “Expect a various blend of epic/melancholic metal and rock. These are some of the most ambitious songs we’ve ever written and everything was captured by the amazing production of our friend Charles Greywolf (Powerwolf, Flowing Tears).”

EVERY SUN IS FRAGILE Track Listing:
1. Opening
2. New Ghosts In Town
3. Invisible Fields
4. Im Spiegel
5. Mein Engel, Der Aus Augen Fließt
6. Every Sun Is Fragile
7. Cold Soul
8. How I Learned To Burn My Teardrops
9. A Place For Paper Diamonds
10. Verglimmt

Autumnblaze:
Markus Baltes – vocals/guitars
Andreas – guitars
Arisjel – drums/backing vocals

http://www.autumnblaze-kingdom.com/
https://www.facebook.com/autumnblaze.band
http://www.myspace.com/autumnblazeofficial
https://www.facebook.com/pulverisedrecords
http://www.pulverised.net/

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-Panzer: Brazilian Band Returning After 10 Years With Single And Video Clip

Just reunited, the Brazilian Thrash band Panzer released for download the new single “Rising,” which can be downloaded for free at the band’s official site: http://www.panzermetal.com.br

“Rising” marks the return of Panzer after a hiatus of 10 years. Currently the band features the original members André Pars on guitar and Edson Graseffi on drums, and the newbies Rafael Moreira, recruited for the vocals, and Rafael DM who will be responsible for the bass and Henrique Baboom.

From this work was also born an official music video, done in partnership with Metal Works who already worked with another Brazilian names like Andralls, Pentacrostic, among many others.

Formed in 1992 and with two albums released in the 1990s and early 2000s, INSIDE and THE STRONGEST, the group has established itself as one of the leading names in the Brazilian Metal and is considered one of the great Brazilian bands.

Contact for concerts and merchandise: info@panzermetal.com.br

Related Sites:
http://www.panzermetal.com.br
http://www.facebook.com/panzermetal
http://www.myspace.com/panzerbr
http://www.metalmedia.com.br/panzer
http://www.youtube.com/panzerbrazilianmetal

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-Psychostick Announce “Santa’s An A**hole” Tour Dates; Offer FREE Download Of XMAS Album THE FLESH EATING ROLLERSKATE HOLIDAY JOYRIDE

The originators of humorcore, Phoenix, AZ’s Psychostick, are proud to announce that, thanks to the overwhelming demand, they are taking their infamous Christmas album, THE FLESH EATING ROLLERSKATE HOLIDAY JOYRIDE, back on the road again along with offering it as a FREE download for fans till the end of Thanksgiving at the following link below.

FREE DOWNLOAD – THE FLESH EATING ROLLERSKATE HOLIDAY JOYRIDE
http://psychostick.myshopify.com/collections/music/products/the-flesh-eating-rollerskate-holiday-joyride-cd

Cynical and humorous throughout — what else did you expect? — the album is meant as an outlet for people who get tired of hearing the same Christmas songs over and over again to the point they begin hating the entire holiday. As the band puts it, “It’s a cynical jab to the overly commercialized holiday season.” It also just so happens to possibly be the band’s heaviest record to date.

Having completed Holiday Hate Tours 1, 2, and 3 and always being asked for more — although they strictly refuse to play any of these songs unless it’s holiday time, so people really should stop asking — Psychostick will be doing it all once again this holiday season, hitting the road in November and December, bringing classics like “Jingle Bell Metal” and “Jolly Old Sadist” back to the stage.

Time to rejoice! But not too much.

Latest release – SPACE VAMPIRES VS. ZOMBIE DINOSAURS IN 3D
http://psychostick.bandcamp.com/album/space-vampires-vs-zombie-dinosaurs-in-3-d

Music Videos
“Because Boobs!” – http://youtu.be/dcYlytyuKsc
“Political Bum” – http://youtu.be/DNZj2RrrkfI
“Beer” – http://youtu.be/O-jOEAufDQ4 – over 4 million views
Girl Directions – http://youtu.be/U5_HhqcbF_0

Bio:
Most high school friends can’t even stand to look at each other once school’s out, but in the case of vocalist Rob “Rawrb” Kersey and guitarist Josh “The J” Key, they decided to spend even more time together after graduation.

Harnessing their crazy sense of humor and love of all things metal, they joined forces with drummer Alex “Shmalex” Dontre and bassist Matty J “Moose” to create Pyschostick, a band they’ve coined as humorcore. With hilarious lyrics, heavy riffs, notorious stage antics, and high-energy performances, the band has caused millions of laughs around the world and hundreds of mosh pits across the US, often simultaneously, since its birth in Phoenix, AZ in 2000.

Almost 100 percent do-it-yourself, Psychostick never strays from its signature sound, a combination of heavy music Chimaira, Machine Head, and Hatebreed would be proud of and wit and humor that would make Tenacious D and Weird Al Yankovic holler with laughter.

With two full-length albums behind them — WE COULDN’T THINK OF A TITLE and SANDWICH — the band released their latest record, SPACE VAMPIRES VS. ZOMBIE DINOSAURS IN 3D, in 2011, following it up with a tour with Mushroomhead to add to their total count of 21 nationwide tours that have hit 47 states.

Tour Dates
November 20, 2012 – The Brass Rail – Peoria, IL
November 21, 2012 – Tink’s Rock House – Marion, OH
November 22, 2012 – Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY
November 23, 2012 – Victory Sports Bar – Georgetown, OH
November 24, 2012 – McGuffy’s House of Rock – Dayton, OH
November 25, 2012 – Frankies – Toledo, OH
November 27, 2012 – Peabodys – Cleveland, OH
November 28, 2012 – Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL
November 29, 2012 The Yellow Bird – Fort Wayne, IN
November 30, 2012 – Uli’s Haus of Rock – Lansing, MI
December 1, 2012 – Raks Sportsbar – Jackson, MI
December 2, 2012 – New York New York – Chesterfield, MI (Detroit)
December 3, 2012 – The Frequency – Madison, WI
December 4, 2012 – The Warehouse – La Crosse, WI
December 6, 2012 – Another Hole In the Wall – Steger, IL
December 7, 2012 – Bar 3 – Rockford, IL
December 8, 2012 – House of Bricks – Des Moines, IA
December 11, 2012 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
December 12, 2012 – Nestor Tavern – Fargo, ND
December 13, 2012 – O.N.E. – Bismarck, ND
December 14, 2012 – Boonies – Sioux Falls, SD
December 15, 2012 – Tremors – St. Joseph, MO

Sign up for show alerts!
http://psychostick.com/showalert

http://www.Psychostick.com/
http://facebook.com/psychostick
http://www.youtube.com/robofpsychostick
http://www.reverbnation.com/psychostick
http://twitter.com/psychostick

R.I.Y.L. = Dethklok, Bloodhound Gang, Tenacious D, System Of A Down, Weird Al Yankovic, Primus, Stephen Lynch, Iwrestledabearonce, Mr. Bungle, Austrian Death Machine

Adding to Loud / Metal Radio Charts For Eternity!

“The opening set by Psychostick — a band best known in Kansas City for its 98.9 The Rock staple ‘Beer!’ — was deeply amusing. Heavy metal is ripe for parody, and the jokers in the Arizona band mercilessly mock the genre’s inherent silliness. Psychostick’s presence reflected the night’s theme of good, dirty fun.” – Kansas City Star

“The grooves are infectious and easy to nod along to” – Metalunderground.com

“Psychostick continues to be the most fun band in rock’n’roll with SANDWICH, twenty-four tracks that will have you banging your head while you laugh your ass off at the same time.” – RoughEdge.com

“I found myself laughing out loud, track after ridiculous track, eager to hear what nonsense was to follow.” – Metal-Rules.com

“If you like humorous metal like Polkadot Cadaver you might just laugh yourself to death by this new album (SPACE VAMPIRES VS. ZOMBIE DINOSAURS IN 3D by Psychostick. It’s actually very like a comedy show on metal music. Totally awesome and insane.” – MetalLikey

“Do you want to metal? Psychostick wants to metal. On their newest, heaviest and funniest effort SANDWICH, the clowned princes of humorcore metal their mad-hatted heads off.” – HeavyMetal.About.com

“Listening to a Psychostick album is like eavesdropping on college bros riffing on each other or just jamming in their garage.” – ThatDevilMusic.com

“When listening to a Psychostick album, you can usually expect two things: outstanding guitar riffs and hooks and then, and most importantly, you can almost always expect to laugh… at least once or twice.” – TheFrontReport.com

“Psychostick is notorious for a few things, two of which being off-the-wall album titles (2003’s WE COULDN’T THINK OF A TITLE and 2009’s SANDWICH) and hilarious lyrics meshed with face-melting instrumentals.” – TheFrontRowReport.com

“…the Weird Al Yankovic of Metal.” – examiner.com

“…the more you listen, the funnier and harder it becomes.” – rocknycliveandrecorded.com

“It’s a magical moment when you see a band doing exactly what they love to do.” – TheRealAtlanta.com

“Psychostick wrapped more amazingness into about 35 minutes than I have ever really seen in concert.” – behindthehype.com

“Psychostick may come off as idiot savants considering a lot of what they sing about are everyday common crap such as oranges, hoagies, salsa, and taking showers, but the Texas taco munchers who once released an album called WE COULDN’T THINK OF A TITLE in 2006 are smarter than you think.” – The Metal Minute

“Psychostick release another solid album with over-the-top hilarity.” Sputnik Music – Review of SANDWICH

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-Deceased To reissue SUPERNATURAL ADDICTION through Hells Headbangers

Today, Hells Headbangers reissues Deceased’s celebrated classic SUPERNATURAL ADDICTION on CD, with an LP version coming January 23rd. Featuring five bonus demo tracks and extensive liner notes from founding front man King Fowley, Deceased’s masterfully haunting SUPERNATURAL ADDICTION was originally released in 2000 on Relapse Records. Finding widespread acclaim upon its original release, SUPERNATURAL ADDICTION saw these underground legends expand upon the epic narratives of the preceding FEARLESS UNDEAD MACHINES but put into punchier, more concise attacks without losing any of drumming vocalist King Fowley’s characteristically creepy storytelling. Less “death metal” and more deathly heavy metal, this Deceased album cemented their status as one of the most unique and recognizable metal bands since the turn of the ’90s. Feed your SUPERNATURAL ADDICTION here: http://shop-hellsheadbangers.com/item.asp?PID=1792

Track listing for Deceased’s SUPERNATURAL ADDICTION reissue on Hells Headbangers:
1) The Premonition
2) Dark Chilling Heartbeat
3) A Very Familiar Stranger
4) Frozen Screams
5) The Doll With The Hideous Spirit
6) The Hanging Soldier
7) Chambers Of The Waiting Blind
8) Elly’s Dementia
9) Dark Chilling Heartbeat (bonus demo track)
10) Frozen Screams (bonus demo track)
11) A Very Familiar Stranger (bonus demo track)
12) The Premonition (bonus demo track)
13) The Hanging Soldier (bonus demo track)

http://www.hellsheadbangers.com/
“When you need metal, go to hell!”

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-Contrive’s Paul Haug recently joined At The Gates on stage for a rendition of ATG’s “Blinded By Fear.” Check out footage at here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl7r3bGAcnw . Contrive is working on a follow-up to 2010’s THE INTERNAL DIALOGUE and has new merchandise available at http://contrive.bigcartel.com . See http://www.youtube.com/ContriveAustralia , http://www.facebook.com/contriveaus , http://www.reverbnation.com/contrive , and http://www.myspace.com/contriveaustralia for more.

-There’s a new interview with Kamelot mastermind/guitarist Thomas Youngblood at http://heavymetal.about.com/od/interviews/a/Kamelot-Interview.htm?nl=1 .

-Masterplan announced singer Rick Altzi (At Vance, Epysode, Frequency, Herman Frank, Sandalinas, Thunderstone) and bassist Jari Kainulainen (Stratovarius, Symphonia) have joined the revamped lineup, which also features new drummer Marthus Skaroupka (Cradle Of Filth, Inner Fear) alongside stalwarts Roland Grapow (guitar) and Axel Mackenrott (keyboards). The band is working on a follow-up to 2010’s TIME TO BE KING. See http://www.master-plan.net/ and http://www.myspace.com/masterplanmetal for more.

-Metallica has released its October 27th show from the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans through LiveMetallica.com. Set list: “Hit The Lights,” “Master Of Puppets,” “Holier Than Thou,” “Harvester Of Sorrow,” “Of Wolf And Man,” Kirk solo #1, “Welcome Home (Sanitarium),” “All Nightmare Long,” “Sad But True,” bass solo, “Fade To Black,” “Orion,” “One,” “For Whom The Bell Tolls,” “Blackened,” Kirk solo #2, “Nothing Else Matters,” “Enter Sandman,” “Creeping Death,” “Battery,” “Seek And Destroy.” The show lasts over two hours and marks the first time Metallica played the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, as they were asked to fill in for Green Day. There’s a short jam of Green Day’s “American Idiot” and “Welcome To Paradise” before “Creeping Death”

-Scythia’s new video for “Video Game Medley” is online at http://youtu.be/luU4JYYHTdo . The track is from the FOR THE BEAR EP and adapts excerpts from the themes of the video games “Wizards And Warriors,” “Castlevania,” “Skyrim,” “Zelda: Ocarina Of Time,” “Final Fantasy VI,” and “Tetris.” See http://www.scythia.ca/ for more.

-Star Wars and metal?! Check out a cool report on some metal artists’ take on the recent Disney/LucasFilm announcement at http://www.examiner.com/article/metal-bands-react-to-the-disney-buys-lucasfilm-announcement .

-Accept and Jon English have been added to next year’s Sweden Rock Festival. The slate so far: Kiss, Rush, Status Quo, Saxon, Accept, Krokus, UFO, Amon Amarth, Demon, Leningrad Cowboys, Threshold, Firewind, Jon English, Manilla Road, Vader, Ihsahn, Amaranthe, Bullet, Axxis, Morgana Lefay, Witchcraft, Huntress, Leprous, The Scams, Martin Prahl’s Skelter Wheel. See http://www.swedenrock.com/ for more.

-VH1 Classic is staging its second annual “National Metal Day” on November 11 (11/11). The network will show various concerts, documentaries, episodes of “That Metal Show” and “Metal Evolution,” and other specials leading up to the 11th. One of the specials, “America’s Hard 100,” features the viewer-voted top 100 hard rock and metal songs of all time; it is hosted by Chris Jericho (Fozzy) and is airing now in one-hour, 10-song blocks each night at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with the entire 10-hour show to be aired on the 11th. Also on the 11th, “That Metal Special” will include interviews with Ace Frehley and Sebastian Bach, and have “That Metal Show” co-hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine “look back at 11 seasons of full-throttle head banging and trash-talking.” Then starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT VH1 Classic will air Judas Priest’s set from the 1983 US Festival and Iron Maiden’s “Flight 666” documentary. See VH1Classic.com for more.

-“Sons Of The North,” the latest video from the Russian symphonic pagan/black metal band Welicoruss, is online now at http://youtu.be/UgdmxBFgJQA . The track will be included on an album due out this coming winter. See http://www.welicoruss.com/ , http://www.youtube.com/user/WELICORUSSofficial , and http://www.facebook.com/pages/WELICORUSS/31383996834 for more.

Thanks to Noisecreep, Chad Bowar, Mark Morton, and Jon Asher for help gathering some of this information.

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