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Detritus
Issue #628
Week of November 12, 2012
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-Time’s a-flyin’ now folks! Thanksgiving is already next week, we had snow on the ground the other day, and the all-Christmas music radio station is back on the air. Get festive!!! – Tim

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-Y&T / Meniketti Update

[Note: This is from their November 2012 newsletter. – Tim]

Thanks to the greatest Y&T fans in the UK, Ireland, and Europe, who came out in force to support the band on this year’s fall tour. The guys had an excellent time playing for you all again and they enjoyed meeting many of you after the shows.

Mystic Weekend

This year’s magical Mystic Theatre weekend is this Friday & Saturday, November 16 & 17. Saturday night is SOLD OUT, but as of the writing of this email, there are still some tickets available for Friday night. If you don’t have yours yet, go to the TOUR DATES page of the web site and click the Mystic Theatre link for Friday.

We’re thrilled to have Frank Hannon of Tesla opening both nights. This is the venue where Y&T recorded their latest double-live CD. Be sure to get your tickets while they’re still available. These are the last Y&T shows of the year!

http://www.meniketti.com/tourdates.html

Y&T Bling

The ladies are loving the new Y&T earrings! These stunning, hand-crafted earrings feature a silver Y&T logo on black pick/plectrum with a really cool chain design. These new Y&T earrings are available exclusively on our web site and at some shows.

http://store.meniketti.com/

Winter Blues

Now that the warm weather has left us here in California, we’ve put the FACEMELTER chocolate bars back online. Also, our extremely popular long sleeve FACEMELTER shirts are now back in stock for the season.

http://store.meniketti.com/

Y&T Double-Live CD Update

We’re pleased to announce that Frontiers Records will be releasing Y&T’s new LIVE AT THE MYSTIC CD worldwide, starting in Europe on November 23 and in Japan on the Marquee/Avalon label on November 21.

This 2-disc set was first a special direct-to-the-fans release, originally available only through our web site. It will now be available through retailers worldwide. Recorded at one of the most popular venues that Y&T play every year — The Mystic Theatre — LIVE AT THE MYSTIC also marks the very first release with Brad. This 2-CD set includes 22 songs recorded over 2 nights in November of 2011, including many songs never before released on any other live Y&T CD. The amazing heat to the tracks showcases the power of the band as it currently sounds. This screams out to be a classic Y&T CD to have in your collection.

Available in stores in Japan on November 21, Europe on November 23. Currently available on the Y&T web site and digitally on Amazon.com, iTunes, etc.

http://store.meniketti.com/

Check out Y&T’s live CD promo on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_wpy29MinA&feature=plcp

“Even if you had to wait a quarter of a century on it: The Ultimate Y&T live album is finally here!” – Rock Hard Magazine, August 2012

Black Is Back

We have a limited supply of BLACK TIGER shirts left. Choose from two styles:

1) 30th anniversary of the BLACK TIGER album featuring a brand new, never-before-used Black Tiger design for the front of the tee and tour dates on the back.

2) BLACK TIGER 30th Anniversary shirt with the tiger on the front and the song titles on the back.

Once these designs are gone, they’re gone, so get yours while we still have them.

Our very popular women’s tank tops are also still available online.

Visit our online store:
http://store.meniketti.com/

Monsters Of Rock

Y&T sets sail again on the 2013 Monsters of Rock Cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Coco Cay and Nassau. Come rock out with Y&T, Cinderella, Saxon, Queensryche, Kix, Great White, Tesla, Lita Ford, Stryper, Loudness, Nelson, Keel, TNT, London Quireboys, and many more! On sale now.

To partake in any special discounts & deals, tell them Y&T sent you!
http://www.YandTRocks.com

Y&T Shows

Details for each of the shows below are on the TOUR DATES page of the web site.
http://www.meniketti.com/tourdates.html

US
November 16 ~ Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre + FRANK HANNON of Tesla
November 17 ~ Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre + FRANK HANNON of Tesla

2013
Stay tuned! Many more 2013 tour dates to come!
February 1 ~ Fresno, CA – Tower Theatre
March 16-20 ~ Monsters of Rock Cruise
To partake in any special cruise discounts & deals, tell them Y&T sent you!

*Schedule subject to change. Be sure to verify with each venue.*

Check the web site TOUR DATES page for the most up-to-date concert information.
Thanks for your support!

The official Y&T and Dave Meniketti web site.

Weblinks:
http://www.YandTRocks.com/
http://www.facebook.com/YandTRocks
http://www.twitter.com/YandTRocks
http://www.myspace.com/YandTRocks
http://www.Meniketti.com/

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-Lizzy Borden Will Be Celebrating Thirty Years Of American Metal 1983-2013

Lizzy Borden’s 30 years of American metal tour is a brand new show, created from the ground up just for this monumental 30 year anniversary. The new show will encompass songs from each and every Lizzy Borden record to date, including classic songs like “Me Against The World,” “American Metal,” “Master Of Disguise,” plus songs the band has never performed live.

The Band:
Lizzy Borden
Joey Scott
Marten Andersson
Dario Lorina

Videos:
2012 Promo video

Lizzy Borden Official live show

“Tomorrow Never Comes”

“Under Your Skin”

Click here for booking inquires:
http://www.lizzyborden.com/lizzyborden-contactform.htm

Upcoming tour dates and more information see the official websites:
http://www.lizzyborden.com/
http://www.facebook.com/lizzybordenband
http://www.youtube.com/lizzybordenband
http://www.myspace.com/lizzybordenband

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-Doro: New Album Debuts On Billboard Chart

RAISE YOUR FIST, the twelfth studio album released last week in the US and Canada by reigning metal queen Doro Pesch, has debuted at #65 on the American Billboard Heatseekers chart. Doro sends a huge thank you to all her fans for making this chart entry a reality!

RAISE YOUR FIST was recorded and written in the US, Germany, and Scandinavia and features musical guests Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead and Ozzy/Firewind guitarist Gus G. Album artwork was created by British artist and longtime Doro collaborator Geoffrey Gillespie. Pick up your copy at:

Nuclear Blast Webshop
http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/Search/doro

your local independent retailer
http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/raise-your-fist/id572213628

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Raise-Your-Fist/dp/B00A3VJGQA/

Doro will be will be returning to North America in 2013 to rock the masses in support RAISE YOUR FIST.

DORO North American Headlining Tour 2013:
2/01/2013 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
2/02/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/03/2013 Empire – West Springfield, VA
2/04/2013 B.B. Kings Blues Club – New York, NY
2/05/2013 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
2/07/2013 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
2/08/2013 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
2/09/2013 Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH
2/10/2013 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
2/12/2013 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
2/13/2013 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
2/14/2013 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
2/15/2013 Spicoli’s Grill and the Reverb – Waterloo, IA
2/17/2013 Moe’s – Englewood, CO
2/19/2013 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/20/2013 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
2/21/2013 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
2/22/2013 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
2/23/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ

Advance ticket links are available on Doro’s Official Facebook Page.

“On her 12th solo album, German metal maiden Doro Pesch sounds more assured than ever, particularly as a song writer on these 13 taut, Teutonic tunes.” – Revolver

“RAISE YOUR FIST is a solid outing for Doro Pesch and at this stage in the game, would expect nothing less from her. She still manages to savor that hard rock image and make it work for her and I hope she never stops doing this. I say raise your fist in the air babe, and never let it go.” – Blistering

“RAISE YOUR FIST will put a smile on all of Doro’s fans faces, many years after she first appeared Heavy Metal still has plenty to give thanks to those like Doro.” – Sea Of Tranquility

“There is no doubt in my mind that Doro is a pioneer in her field of music, one that does what she loves best, and gives her fans all. That’s what I call dedication. Do I recommend RAISE YOUR FIST, most definitely.” – Metal Titans

“RAISE YOUR FIST is a confident, well crafted, classic metal album, which offers a slab of horn-throwing anthems, with just the right amount of sentiment. Doro heads into a new decade with another load of rock and roll ammunition in her arsenal.” – The Examiner

“For a quarter century, Doro has been defying stereotypes and putting out old-school metal that never fails to recall the days when the star of heavy metal burned brightest. Time may not have been the kindest to the style of music Doro has always stood for, but it has been kind to her. The accomplishment of staying relevant in the scene for so long is not something to be taken for granted, and it’s something indeed to be proud of.” – Bloody Good Horror

http://www.DORO.de/
http://www.facebook.com/DOROOFFICIAL
http://www.Twitter.com/DOROOFFICIAL
http://www.YouTube.com/DOROOFFICIAL
http://www.myspace.com/DOROBAND
http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/
http://www.nuclearblast.de/

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-Place Vendome

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce that Michael Kiske agreed to start working on a third Place Vendome album. With Dennis Ward producing again, the album will be recorded during the winter 2013 and will hopefully see the light of day after the summer.

Frontiers Records is therefore now looking for YOUR songs for the forthcoming album. We look for songs in Melodic Rock / Power AOR with musical references to the previous albums PLACE VENDOME and STREETS OF FIRE. We look for melodic tracks, rocking tracks, and also ballads at the moment.

You can check the following tracks for reference:

“My Guardian Angel” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voSAeEWOspM
“Streets Of Fire” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07KmrXKgVp0
“Cross The Line” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12znzF4hHd4
“I’d Die For You” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL3CKMKYTzM
“Follow Me” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ruw2iOiatuk
“I Will Be Waiting” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR6QBgPnnJ8
“Right Now” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdhJkf_laOU

The publishing will be handled by Frontiers with standard terms and conditions. For more info or requests you can mail info@frontiers.it. Demos can be sent upon request or you can send an email with FTP link.

Frontiers
http://www.frontiers.it/

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-Buckcherry To Release CONFESSIONS In Early 2013 On Century Media Records

Buckcherry are proud to announce that their next studio album, CONFESSIONS, will be their first domestic release with new label Century Media Records. The album is planned for an early 2013 release on Century Media in the United States and via Eleven Seven Music worldwide, with new tracks to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

“The time has come to finally announce the release of our sixth LP, CONFESSIONS,” says Buckcherry front man Josh Todd. “This is our coolest album yet and I think a lot of people will relate, if you love BC you are going to get a chance to be part of a great story — join the revolution and let’s rock!”

Buckcherry are one of the premier rock bands of the new millennium, having sold more than three million records in America alone and touring virtually non-stop, playing with everyone from AC/DC to Slipknot, touring sold-out arenas alongside Nickelback and Kiss, and headlining festivals ranging from the punk rock Ink-N-Iron (also featuring the Misfits and Pennywise) to Sturgis. Radio staples “Lit Up,” “Crazy Bitch,” and “Sorry” have cemented the band as one of the most identified and sought-after bands on radio and live circuits, and CONFESSIONS is primed to take the band to even greater heights.

“This is, by far, our most ambitious record,” says guitarist Keith Nelson, who co-founded Buckcherry with Todd in 1995 after the duo met in a Los Angeles tattoo shop. “We are very proud of the work we’ve done and we are looking forward to presenting it to our fans.”

CONFESSIONS is an album based on the seven deadly sins, and is part of a larger vision that includes a film written by Josh Todd, who based the album’s lyrics on his childhood and transformation into adulthood.

Buckcherry remain on the road throughout 2012, appearing in Japan later this month and returning to the United Kingdom Nov. 20 – Dec. 10.

For more information on Buckcherry visit:

http://www.facebook.com/buckcherry
http://www.twitter.com/buckcherry
http://www.buckcherry.com/
http://www.centurymedia.com/

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-IMAGINAERUM BY NIGHTWISH: THE SCORE – Out Now, Stream Available!

The soundtrack for the long expected Nightwish movie “Imaginaerum” will be released today. The album features 13 grandiose, unreleased re-interpretations of IMAGINAERUM tracks by Petri Alanko.

The entire album is available for streaming at BILD.de:
http://www.bild.de/unterhaltung/musik/album-der-woche/imaginaerum-the-score-von-nightwish-27087230.bild.html

Here comes the track list of IMAGINAERUM BY NIGHTWISH: THE SCORE:

1. Find Your Story
2. Orphanage Airlines
3. Undertow
4. Spying In The Doorway
5. A Crackling Sphere
6. Sundown
7. Wonderfields
8. Hey Buddy
9. Deeper Down
10. Dare To Enter
11. I Have To Let You Go
12. Heart Lying Still
13. From G To E Minor

The long-awaited Nightwish movie “Imaginaerum” will have its “flying” premiere at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland, on November 10, 2012, as the audience will be treated to both a full-scale Nightwish concert and the world premiere of the movie.

New trailer:

http://www.nightwish.com/

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-Frontiers Records News

Angelica

An exciting new AOR music star is born: Swedish singer Angelica Rylin (The Murder Of My Sweet) has decided to pursue her childhood dream and thus started recording an all Melodic Rock album affair under the direction of Daniel Flores on the production. “I always wanted to record an album like this,” says Angelica. “My childhood heroes were Robin Beck, Ann Wilson of Heart, Leigh Matty of Romeo’s Daughter.”

Some Melodic Rock song writing luminaries worked hard to create the magic harmonies and music that will be displayed on Angelica’s debut album. “Harry Hess, Daniel Flores, Robert Sall, and Anders Wigelius all contributed,” continues Angelica, and some excellent guitarists such as Jesper Stromblad (In Flames), Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear), and Per Berquist (Smash Into Pieces) also appear on the album. There is also a very special performance by keyboardist Matt Guillory (James LaBrie). “This being my first solo record I now have the chance to show you another side of me. This is the next chapter, I hope you’ll follow!” concludes Angelica.

You can enjoy some exclusive footage of Angelica recording in the studio following this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WOLHjm7ocY

Melodic Rock Fanzine

Frontiers Records is proud to present the new issue of Melodic Rock Fanzine. The 53rd release of our successful magazine is available for free all over the world through record shops, mailorders and every fine dealer carrying the Frontiers Records releases.

This new issue includes reviews and interviews of Rick Springfield, A Perfect Day, Orden Ogan, Lionville, Sven Larsson, Royal Hunt, AOR; Lover Under Cover, Soleil Moon, Issa, Gene The Werewolf, Trail Of Murder, Jimi Jamison, Y&T… and more!

Electronic readable version of the magazine is available on the Frontiers official site and at http://issuu.com/frontiers_records/docs/mrf53 .

Frontiers Records
http://www.frontiers.it/

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-You Need Your Heavy Metal Television

PHOENIZ, AZ — Prepare to call your local Internet and cell phone provider to demand more bandwidth because in less than 24 hours, the Internet’s first ever live streaming television network will be commanding your attention… And, it’s a heavy metal television network.

From Lamb Of God to Motley Crue and from Behemoth to Shinedown, Heavy Metal Television will bring both current and classic hard rock and heavy metal videos to your desktop, laptop, or ‘net-ready flat-screen TV. Presented by young, talented VJs across the planet, no matter what your taste in hard music might lean toward, give the station a span of five videos and you’ll find a band that you love.

The site is 100% free, with no login necessary, no passwords to remember, no registration, subscription. None of that — you just point your browser to http://www.heavymetaltelevision.com/ and start watching. It’s really as simple as that. Why complicate matters, right? And this metal show runs 24/7/365 with International Heavy Metal Week celebrated 52 weeks out of the year.

The music runs virtually nonstop with VJ interludes and limited minute-long commercial breaks consisting of four or five 20-second music-related ad clips. Saturday nights (PST) will feature a live concert and specialty programming is also being developed.

Heavy Metal Television has eclipsed Google, Apple, and Microsoft in terms of getting a live television station running on the web. And they’re pissed. Why? Because Pantera and Iron Maiden fans are beating them at their own game, ruling the World Wide Web with the first 24-hour streaming television network, station or channel on Earth forever free.

As Wednesday rolls into Thursday at midnight PST make sure you’re tuned in to http://www.heavymetaltelevision.com/ — a revolution is calling.

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-AFM Records News

Masterplan Announce New Vocalist And Bassist!

Melodic Metal heroes Masterplan are back with new lineup and big plans! The new members are well known:

Swedish vocalist Rick Altzi (At Vance, Thunderstone) is the one to replace Jorn Lande. Altzi enjoys a fabulous reputation throught his works with numerous projects and bands.

Masterplan’s new bass player is another highly regarded musician: Jari Kainulainen (ex-Stratovarius/Evergrey).

“The last years have not been easy for Masterplan,” band leader Roland Grapow comments. “Because of several factors we have been unable to play festivals and tours — even though we had plenty of offers. But this will definitely change now. I’m very happy to welcome Rick and Jari on board now. Beside their undoubted musical qualities they both fit perfectly into our team. We feel a huge motivation to get things going now. 2013 will be see a new Masterplan album, several festivals and a tour! It’s time to return with full force.”

First confirmed Masterplan gigs for 2013:
Wacken Cruise
Rocknacht Tennwilm (Switzerland)
Norfest (Portugal)
Masters Of Rock (Czech Republic)

Orden Ogan: TO THE END Album Enters Germany’s Album Chart At #41!

German Melodic Power Metal masters Orden Ogan are the band of the hour: their critically-acclaimed new album TO THE END enters Germany’s official album chart at #41!

“Wow, this is awesome! We are overwhelmed by this news. A big ‘thank you’ goes out to all those who supported Orden Ogan. We will celebrate now, but then it’s time for our final preparation for our tour with Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and Freedom Call, which will kick off these days. We hope to see many of you there,” singer/guitarist Seeb comments.

U.D.O. LIVE IN SOFIA Preview Clip “Heart Of Gold” Available!

On November 9th, the new live documents of German’s Metal icon #1, Udo Dirkschneider, and his band will be released. LIVE IN SOFIA also marks the end of an era somehow, as the stable U.D.O. lineup that performed together for many years will be shown for a last time. As it became public that guitarist Stefan Kaufmann will be no longer available for the band due to health reasons, LIVE IN SOFIA will be the last U.D.O. DVD with Stefan.

A preview clip for the song “Heart Of Gold” is available now:

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

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-Secret Sphere: Limited-Edition PORTRAIT OF A DYING HEART Numbered Wood-Case Available

Italian metallers Secret Sphere are offering an exclusive deluxe limited-edition “Numbered Wood-Case” box set featuring the band’s new album PORTRAIT OF A DYING HEART: 30 pieces – Japan Edition (including one bonus track) and 50 pieces – European Edition + new T-Shirt + signed guitar pick + signed pictures and stainless steel band symbol. The special package is ready to ship on 19th November. To place a pre-order write to: promo@rockngrowl.com

PORTRAIT OF A DYING HEART track listing:

1. Portrait Of A Dying Heart
2. X
3. Wish & Steadiness
4. Union
5. The Fall
6. Healing
7. Lie To Me
8. Secrets Fear
9. The Rising Of Love
10. Eternity
11. Legend 2012 (Japan Bonus Track)

The CD features a 40-page booklet, including the novel “She Complies With The Night” on which the album is based.

PORTRAIT OF A DYING HEART, the band’s seventh LP, was released October 24, 2012 via Warner Music (Japan) and is scheduled through Scarlet Records (Rest of World), November 25, 2012.

Check out the songs “The Fall” + “Healing” below:

The band’s current lineup consists of the following:
Aldo Lonobile – Rhythm and lead guitar
Michele Luppi – Vocals
Andrea Buratto – Bass
Gabriele Ciaccia – Keyboards
Marco Pastorino – Rhythm guitars
Federico Pennazzato – Drums

Secret Sphere, a name guaranteed to make every metal freak’s heart beat faster with excitement and anticipation. Crediting bands like Helloween, Angra, Dream Theater, and Savatage as their biggest influences, Secret Sphere manage to honor the heritage of such big names while creating their very own brand of METAL.

http://www.secretsphere.org/
http://www.facebook.com/secretsphere

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-Raven Lord Announces Fan Video Contest

Multinational heavy metal band Raven Lord and Rock N Growl have launched a worldwide fan video contest for the track “Black Friar.” It comes off their forthcoming album DESCENT TO THE UNDERWORLD. The winning contestant will be publicly announced in a press news and wins 300€ for the efforts. The video chosen will be the official music clip for the upcoming album release in January 2013.

Contest details:

Are you the guru for graphical design and video editing? Have you ever wanted to produce and edit your video clip to your favorite music? Now this is your chance!

Raven Lord just released the track “Black Friar” on which you can use your imagination and talent. You’re free to use animated or recorded video material. The resolution shall be HD quality. Make sure you use only video material on which you own the rights to!

The winning contestant will be publicly announced in a press news and wins 300€ for the efforts. The video chosen will be the official music clip for the upcoming album release in January 2013.

Here is how you can enter the contest:

1. Download Raven Lord’s “Black Friar” HERE!

2. Create your own video for “Black Friar” with your favorite tools.

3. Upload your HD video version to YouTube with the title “Raven Lord – video contest -” followed by your name or company and set the rights to unlisted!

4. Send your link to promo@rockngrowl.com and you’re officially entered our contest.

Contest ends on Monday, 31. December 2012. The winning clip will be chosen by the band. The winner will be contacted by Rock N Growl. Good luck!

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

DESCENT TO THE UNDERWORLD track listing:
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

“Unashamedly wearing their heavy metal roots on their leather-studded sleeves, Raven Lord combine the classic metal feel of the past with the fresh aggression of the present,” according to a press release. “Thunderous bass lines, pounding drums and explosive riffs blend with distinct heavy, melodic vocals to create driving and memorable songs.”

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

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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-Huntress Joins 3 Inches Of Blood Tour Beginning November 30

Debut Album SPELL EATER Out Now

LOS ANGELES, CA — After successful runs on Paganfest and with DragonForce in the US earlier this year and currently destroying stages across Europe, the demand for the live onslaught of Huntress is at an all-time high. Beginning November 30, 2012, the fearless metal pentad fronted by Jill Janus, whom LA Weekly named “It Girl in metal,” will be direct support on 3 Inches Of Blood’s 13-city West Coast tour. Please see below for a list of tour dates.

Says Jill Janus of this current live offensive, “Huntress is ready to slay the West Coast USA with 3 Inches Of Blood! We’re currently on tour with DragonForce in Europe, but there’s no rest for the wicked. We’ll have one day between Amsterdam and Tacoma, WA to haul ass and join forces with 3 Inches Of Blood as direct support on December 1st. Shred ’til yer dead!”

Los Angeles-based metal band Huntress released their buzz worthy debut album SPELL EATER on May 8, 2012 via Napalm Records. The album, which Metal Hammer calls “a magical debut from the hottest new act of 2012,” was recorded last fall in Los Angeles and was produced by Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Children Of Bodom, and Skeletonwitch). The music video for the album’s title track sums up the band at its core: true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death, and black metal. To view the video, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz_VbKLC_jI.

Huntress was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus and the Southern California metal band Professor. Janus began her ascension into the realm of heavy metal in the Catskill Mountains of New York. She was born to scream — an operatic banshee with a four-octave range. The Catskills were not enough to contain her, and in her teens she toured Europe as a young opera prodigy.

Upon her return to New York, Janus took Manhattan by storm where she became a part of the nihilistic club scene and hosted Felliniesque parties to support her quest for Huntress. A few years later she would make the journey to Los Angeles, where she would ultimately find her band. Huntress is a blend of thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos, and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of occult science and archaic sorcery. Let the witches in!

Tour Dates:
11/30/12 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
12/01/12 – Tacoma, WA @ The Loch’s
12/02/12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
12/03/12 – S. Lake Tahoe, CA @ Whisky Dick’s
12/04/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
12/05/12 – San Diego, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
12/06/12 – Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live
12/07/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
12/09/12 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
12/11/12 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
12/12/12 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
12/13/12 – Reno, NV @ The Alley
12/15/12 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

For more information on Huntress:
http://huntresskills.com/

To like Huntress on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/HuntressKills

To follow Huntress on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/#!/Huntresskills

To check out the recent Huntress EPK:
http://bitly.com/VXAzik

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-Sweden’s Confidence: Entire New Release Available For Streaming!

The Swedish rockers from Confidence have just announced that they will celebrate their second release on Facebook with a full streaming of the entire album SEEDS.

This Online Release Party on Facebook for SEEDS has been scheduled for November 23 from 11:00 a.m. CET till 23:00 p.m. CET through http://www.facebook.com/confidenceofficial .

Confidence will release their second digital release SEEDS on November 23, 2012 through all popular download platforms.

SEEDS track list:
1. Nail me Down
2. Collective Perspective (full version now online on Confidence Facebook)
3. The Walking Man
4. Seeds

The artwork is once again from the hands of Merlijn Zeeders from Blacklake Design, who was also responsible for the PRELUDE artwork.

Earlier, it was already announced that the band tapped Kevin Churko to mix the SEEDS release. Kevin Churko is a Canadian record producer/engineer and song writer that has worked for some of the world’s biggest names including Ozzy Osbourne, Shania Twain, Ringo Starr, Five Finger Death Punch, Hinder, In This Moment, Britney Spears, and many more. He currently lives in Las Vegas where he works out of his private studio “The Hideout” on Las Vegas Blvd, where also the new Confidence songs have been mixed.

This four-track SEEDS release is presented as a “digital release” and not as an EP.

Lead singer Emil Kyrk about the concept behind the band concerning releases: “It is a new world we live in, the old world of record companies, album releases and CDs are dying. Internet has effectively worn down the old dinosaurs in the music industry, it’s time to embrace the new technology instead of trying to get the old days back.

“This is the reason why Confidence will not release our material on a traditional label or on physical media. Instead, we will use the digital channels that exist today. And why release a full-length album where half of the songs are poorly produced because of the very slim budget today’s record companies can offer, when you can release songs whenever you want, when they are done, through digital channels?

“As with our music, we will go our own way as it comes to releasing songs. Each digital release will contain four or five songs, with at least two releases a year. Our fans will always be able to enjoy new and fresh Confidence songs.”

For all Confidence info:
http://www.confidenceofficial.com/
http://www.facebook.com/confidenceofficial
http://www.twitter.com/ConfidenceSWE
http://www.reverbnation.com/confidenceofficial
http://www.youtube.com/user/ConfidenceOfficial

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-Radiant Records: Free Inner Circle & Steve Hackett

Free Inner Circle Membership!
Back by Popular Demand.

We have extended the deadline for the “FREE Inner Circle Membership,” to December 1, 2012. Join now and get two months FREE! You will receive the November Inner Circle CD ISLAND OF THE LOST KEYBOARDS, Neal Morse’s mix of the FLYING COLORS CD for FREE! Simply click on the picture for complete details about the exclusive Inner Circle fan club.

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

What’s New!
Steve Hackett – GENESIS REVISITED II

A follow-up to 1996’s GENESIS REVISITED, as the title suggests, it sees the brilliant guitarist reinterpreting the golden era of the great band — one in which he was crucially involved — while also remaining true to the original spirit which produced such a remarkable string of timeless songs. GENESIS REVISITED II includes performances by Neal Morse and many other great musicians. An amazing two-CD set with beautiful packaging!

http://www.radiantrecords.com/products/426-steve-hackett-genesis-revisited-2-cd.aspx

Bundle Up!
GENESIS REVISITED II / A PROGGY CHRISTMAS Bundle

‘Tis the season to give, and so here’s your chance to give to yourself and others! We have bundled the latest release from Steve Hackett, GENESIS REVISITED II, with The Prog World Orchestra’s (Featuring Mr. Hackett and many others) A PROGGY CHRISTMAS. Check a few things off your list and save a little money at the same time!

http://www.radiantrecords.com/products/426-steve-hackett-genesis-revisited-2-cd.aspx

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

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-Napalm Records News

Audrey Horne Signs With Napalm Records

Napalm Records are excited and extremely proud to announce the signing of Norway’s Audrey Horne! The new material has been blowing our speakers since the master has arrived and the whole team is more than thrilled about the new songs! Welcome to the Napalm Records family!

“Audrey Horne are really proud to announce that we are now part of the Napalm family and their growing roster, featuring bands like Monster Magnet, The Answer, and The Sword. It is safe to say that we are in good company here! We are thrilled to be releasing our new album, YOUNGBLOOD in 2013 together with this dedicated team, and to do the next big step in our career together with them. We hope that you will love our new songs as much as we and the people at Napalm Records do already.”

http://www.audreyhornemusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Audrey-Horne/13802715628

9mm: New Video

Rock Rotten and his crew present their fans with a brand new video! The clip is filled with tons of passion and may be viewed at http://youtu.be/VVQuFaPsg7o ! The new album VOLLE KRAFT VORAUS will be released in Europe on November 23 (North American release date TBA) and can be pre-ordered at http://tinyurl.com/9MM-Merchandise !

http://www.9mm-rock.com/
http://de-de.facebook.com/9mmAssiRock
http://tinyurl.com/9MM-Merchandise

Alunah: Vinyl Release

Napalm Records / Spinning Goblin Productions will exclusively release a strictly limited gatefold vinyl edition of the Doom/Psychedelic/Stoner masterpiece WHITE HOARHOUND by UK’s Alunah. The vinyl edition will be initially available 100 copies in white and 200 copies in green. Once they are gone, they are gone! Pre-order options will be available soon… so stay tuned!

Jake Mason / Alunah
“Alunah are extremely proud to say we are joining the Napalm Records / Spinning Goblin Productions family with the upcoming vinyl release of our current album WHITE HOARHOUND… re-mastered especially for the hallowed format.”

http://www.alunah.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/alunah.doom

Finsterforst: Album Preview

Catch a first glimpse of RASTLOS on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv-8hXegPTg ! The new album will be released on November 27 in North America!

http://www.finsterforst.de/
http://www.facebook.com/FinsterforstOfficial

COMING SOON: Tiamat, The Sorrow, Paragon, Skalmold, Paragon, Finsterforst, Mammoth Mammoth

LATEST NAPALM KILLERS: Beyond All Recognition, My Sleeping Karma, Glowsun, Ex Deo, Grave Digger, Svölk, Liv Kristine, The Graviators

Napalm Records
http://www.napalmrecords.com/
http://www.facebook.com/napalmrecords
http://www.youtube.com/napalmrecords

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-Graveyard Hit The Charts, Answer Fan Questions In Video Interview!

Swedish blues rock superstars Graveyard have entered the charts with their most recent effort, LIGHTS OUT:

Germany: #27
UK: #35 (National Rock Charts)

Congrats, guys!

Commented the band: “After seeing how well our new album has been received and that there actually are people out there that still buy records, we’d like to say THANK YOU! We feel honored and humbled that so many people appreciate our music. After all, we’re just a couple longhairs that could have done a lot worse.”

Furthermore, singer/guitarist Joakim answered a bunch of questions fans could ask via the Nuclear Blast Facebook profile ( http://www.facebook.com/nuclearblasteurope ) when he visited the NB headquarters in September. Check out the Graveyard interview at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzQlyqYNCBE .

Also make sure to catch Graveyard live:
29.11. GER Hamburg – Markthalle
30.11. B Antwerp – Muziekcentrum Trix
01.12. UK Wales – Hard Rock Hell Festival
02.12. UK Bristol – Fleece
04.12. UK Glasgow – O2 ABC 2 Glasgow
05.12. UK Manchester – Ruby Lounge
06.12. UK London – O2 Academy
07.12. UK Brighton – The Haunt
09.12. NL Amsterdam – Melkweg
11.12. CH Zurich – Mascotte
12.12. AT Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm
13.12. AT Wien – Arena
14.12. GER München – Backstage
15.12. GER Dresden – Strasse E
16.12. GER Frankfurt/main – Batschkapp
17.12. NL Groningen – Vera
18.12. GER Cologne – Essigfabrik
19.12. GER Berlin – C-Club

“Endless Night” music video:

“Goliath” music video:

“Goliath” lyric video:

Click here for LIGHTS OUT wallpaper, screensaver & Firefox persona!
http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/data/imagedata/backgrounds/graveyard-lights-out-desktop-background.html

Graveyard
http://www.facebook.com/graveyardofficial

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-“Metal Down Under”: Documenting The History Of Heavy Metal Music In Australia!

Nick Calpakdjian from Animus Industries has announced the start of the fundraising campaign for the first film to fully document the history of heavy metal music in Australia: “Metal Down Under!”

Animus Industries is producing a feature-length documentary about the history of Heavy Metal music in Australia. The film will trace the origins of metal in Australia and explore this ever-evolving genre of extreme music.

From grind-core, thrash, death metal, black metal, hardcore, doom, melodic metal, sludge, power metal, and the many more subgenres that exist “Metal Down Under” will cover it all.

The history of metal in Australia has never been fully told and this film attempts to rectify that. Rather than a backstage interview film with a bit of live footage in between, “Metal Down Under” will tell the story of Aussie metal through formal interviews, archival, animation, candid observation-style footage, and first-person narration.

The film will be accompanied by an interactive website that will document the production of the film as well as profile and publicize many of the bands and identities involved in Heavy Metal. Released in conjunction with the documentary DVD will be a bonus DVD of music videos, interviews, and extended material as well as a compilation CD.

Animus Industries have put the feelers out for people interested in being involved in the production as on-camera interviews, assisting with research, and/or fundraising amongst other things.

Presently the following bands have pledged their support: Psycroptic, Blood Duster, Psychonaut, Pegazus, Frankenbok, Tzuntzu, Be’lakor, Lord, Synthetic Breed, Soulforge, Darker Half, Breaking-Orbit, Sydonia, Mammoth Mammoth, Thy Art is Murder, Humonic, Kunvuk, Breaking Orbit, The Stealth Creeping Apocalypse, Empire, Zelorage, and Our Last Enemy.

Industry personalities/organizations supporting the film include: Dave Harrison (ex-Allegiance / Heavy Metal Merchant), Andrew Haug (Radio Presenter / Contrive), Martin Popoff (Author), Adam Agius (Alchemist / Metal For The Brain), Peter Hobbs (Hobbs Angel Of Death), Simon Lukic (Musicaly Incorrect), Dave Leonard (Modern Music), Adrian Dixon (MetalDad Blog), Dysie (Prime Cuts Record Label / Soundworks) and magazine Heavy.

Many more are expected to follow as we continue to put the word out.

Producer/director Nick Calpakdjian: “I believe a film documenting the history of heavy metal in Australia is long overdue. As Simon Lukic (Musically Incorrect – Triple R FM) told me, ‘Australia has one of the most devoted and exciting heavy metal scenes in the whole world. A film highlighting this fact is not just long overdue it’s a necessity.’ I couldn’t agree with him more.

“This film will be from eyes of the characters that make metal in Australia what it is today. From record label managers, radio hosts, magazine publishers, and band members, to fans, bloggers, and filmmakers, ‘Metal Down Under’ will introduce you to a world you either didn’t want to know existed, or have been a part of all your life.”

Animus Industries are raising funds for this film in stages — Development, Production, and Post-Production. This will allow the company to undertake each phase of the production as they have the necessary funds to do so.

This is an independent production. Heavy Metal does not really make a dent on the commercial music scene in Australia and we do not expect the commercial television networks to come knocking any time soon. This film will finds its audience on DVD, online, film festivals, and then possibly on ABC2 in Australia.

If you want to participate to support the fundraising campaign to make sure this documentary can be realized, please go to http://www.pozible.com/metal . You can buy the film as a digital stream or as a DVD+CD, but also many great packages are offered!

(**Please note that we have removed the need to pay $10 extra for international postage. However we cannot update the reward packages on the right due to Pozible terms & conditions. If you are from outside of Australia and you want to donate, we’ll get the rewards to you without the need for extra cash!)

Trailer fundraising: http://vimeo.com/51378987

All info:
Fundraising campaign “Metal Down Under”: http://www.pozible.com/metal
Full film statement: http://www.metaldownunder.com/about/film-statement/
Official website: http://www.metaldownunder.com/
Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/metaldownunder
Official Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MetalDownUnderF

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-Titans Eve Comments On Success Of Blankfest Vancouver Helping City’s Homeless

“The first annual Blankfest blanketed the city of Vancouver on November 10th to help those in need raising awareness, clothing and funds for Covenant House.”

When asked to headline the first annual Blankfest Vancouver, there were no second thoughts from Titans Eve as they were honored to help a worthy cause for the city’s street youth and shelter Covenant House, plus they were excited to play their first show since returning from their European tour with Arch Enemy.

The thrashers shared the stage this past Saturday, on November 10th at The Railway Club alongside 11 other rock and metal bands from across British Columbia and Alberta, which included Matt Blais, Kathy Frank, Mad Young Darlings, The Deadwax Collective, Handsome Distraction, Cry Of Silence, The Mighty One, Open Air, The Coalition, Versus The Nothing, and Thorntyr. The event was able to raise over $1000 and 200 clothing items for city’s homeless.

“Blankfest was a total success. Every band was totally fantastic and the cause was inspiring! Titans Eve is proud to help Vancouver the greatest city in the world out by helping its homeless stay warm in the coming winter months. Thank you very much for supporting Vancouver!” comments vocalist / guitarist Brian Gamblin.

About: Covenant House, founded in 1997 is a non-profit organization that offers a clear exit from life on the street to youth aged 16 – 24. They make this possible through a carefully designed Continuum of Care including a daily drop-in, a 54 bed crisis shelter, transitional housing, relapse prevention and life-skills training.

Each day young people come to them damaged from the abuses of their past, desperately needing love and guidance. Over the next year more than 1,500 homeless young people will come to Covenant House Vancouver and take the first steps in creating a better life for themselves by reaching out and saying, “Can you help me?”… and together they can.

If you would like to help please call (604) 638-GIFT (4438) or visit http://www.covenanthousebc.org/ .

100 Words on Covenant House.pdf – http://fburls.com/65-4zO15vwj

Covenant House Overview.pdf – http://fburls.com/35-Cwkrfugw

Covenant House Poster – Love Hope.pdf – http://fburls.com/51-NXBi8dmj

In additional news, the band posted live video from their tour date in Paris at the following links.

“Road To Ruin” (Live – Paris, France)

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

For more info on Titans Eve please visit their official website http://www.TitansEve.com/ or follow them on their Facebook fanpage ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/Titans-Eve/53568260495 ) and Twitter ( @titanseve ).

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-Year Of The Goat: Debut LP From Swedish Occult Rock Outfit Nears Release

Östergötland/Norrköping, Sweden-based occult rock quintet Year Of The Goat are in the final stages of preparation for the release of their debut full-length, ANGEL’S NECROPOLIS, the album to be set free upon the Earth this December 7th, 2012 via Germany’s cult clique Ván Records.

Preceded only by two short EPs, also released by their comrades at Ván Records, ANGEL’S NECROPOLIS is a brilliantly infectious album highlighting the classic metal/occult rock harmonies Year Of The Goat seemingly permeate the air around them with, rather than “perform” or “execute” said riffery. The atmospheric permeation of the eight rituals which comprise their ANGEL’S NECROPOLIS offering form the proper conditions to transport the listener to another plane of existence for over fifty minutes; a meditative state in tribute to Lucifer and his legions.

Year Of The Goat now offer a sampling of their magic to the world; a hymn professing not only their talent and devotion to their songcraft, but also proof of their unwavering allegiance to their master. Engulf yourself in “I’ll Die For You” and more at this location:

http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2012/11/08/year-of-the-goat-debut-lp-from-swedish-occult-rock-outfit-nears-release/

Stay tuned for proclamations of live rituals and more propaganda on this act over the coming weeks as the album nears delivery.

ANGEL’S NECROPOLIS Track Listing:
1. For The King
2. Angels’ Necropolis
3. Spirits Of Fire
4. A Circle Of Serpents
5. Voice Of A Dragon
6. This Will Be Mine
7. I’ll Die For You
8. Thin Lines Of Broken Hopes

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

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-Orphaned Land: For Nobel Peace Prize!

Orphaned Land is one of the most respected and loved musicians over the entire globe, a band that dedicates their existence to the world language of metal music and cross-cultural understanding. While not overtly political, Orphaned Land is nevertheless proud of creating a reality of coexistence that has escaped politicians and peacemakers alike. They often speak of the power of music to turn purported enemies into friends, frequently pay homage and encourage collaborations with Arab and Muslim artists, and have made their latest album free to download for anyone in a number of Middle Eastern and North African countries. Over the past years these warriors of light achieved great things for the freedom of art, cultural, and religious understanding.

Now, a petition to the Norwegian Nobel Committee has been submitted to consider Orphaned Land for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, and we think this is really something to support. Please sign this petition if you feel the same way.

Kobi Farhi, singer of Orphaned Land, shouts out: “This is my personal request to all my friends from the Middle East, Turkey, and in general from all my Muslim friends! We know for a long time now that we are above politics, we know that if it was in our hands, peace would have prevailed right away. Please enter this link and sign if you find us worthy, please also spread the word and share it on your pages. I send my endless love to all of you and all my love and best greetings for the coming holyday in a few days.

“Salam/Shalom/Peace.

“Kobi”

Please click the link below to enter the petition here.

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/nominate-orphaned-land-for-the-2013-nobel-peace-prize.html

Orphaned Land online:

http://www.orphaned-land.com/
http://www.facebook.com/Orphaned-Land
http://www.youtube.com/OrphanedLandTV
http://www.orphaned-disciples.org/
http://www.myspace.com/orphanedmyspace

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-Suicide Silence: Official Memorial Fund Online!

PLEASE SPREAD, LIKE, SHARE THIS NEWS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! THANK YOU!

Suicide Silence have set up an official Mitch Lucker memorial fund in favour of the family of the band’s late singer. Lucker passed away Thursday, November 1 after a motorcycle accident during Halloween night.

The total amount of the collected money will go straight to the educational fund of Lucker’s five-year-old daughter, Kenadee.

Those who donate $20 or more will receive a commemorative T-shirt. If you donate $20 or more, please be sure to include a name, shipping address, and shirt size (S-4XL) in the comment box at time of donation. If you donate $5 or more, please be sure to include your full name as we will add your name to a tribute page coming soon on http://www.suicidesilence.net/ .

The band closes: “We thank you for your continued love & support through this devastating time.”

Surf to http://www.suicidesilence.net/donate to place your donation. The site crashed immediately after being announced last week due to unexpected amounts of traffic. If you experience similar problems, please head over to the band’s Facebook page.

http://www.suicidesilence.net/

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-Ashes You Leave’s THE CURE FOR HAPPINESS — Limited Edition Album Copies Available

Rock N Growl Records & Croatian doom/gothic metallers Ashes You Leave offering a limited edition of the band’s new album. The first 100 orders will receive a hand-signed copy by the whole band. The new album THE CURE FOR HAPPINESS can be pre-ordered using the links below:

http://www.rockngrowl.com/ashes-you-leave-the-cure-for-happiness
http://www.trendfabrik.com/ashes-you-leave-the-cure-for-happiness-p-4036.html

Recently announced the Croatian doom/gothic metallers Ashes You Leave will release their sixth full-length album, THE CURE FOR HAPPINESS, on November 29 worldwide via Rock N Growl Records.

The CD was recorded in the G.I.S. studios, under Matej Zec’s watchful eye. The record will see the enchanting Ms. Giada “Jade” Etro behind the microphone. Be prepared to hear the perfect soundtrack to your suicide!

Track Listing:

1. Devil In Disguise
2. Only Ashes You Leave
3. For The Heart, Soul And Mind
4. The Ever-Changing
5. Meant To Stray
6. Summer’s End
7. Reality Sad
8. The Cure
9. …For Happiness

THE CURE FOR HAPPINESS will be also available as digital download on iTunes, Amazon, etc.

The new song “Summer’s End” can be streamed below: http://soundcloud.com/rockngrowl/ashes-you-leave-summers-end

The band’s lineup: Giada “Jada” Etro – lead vocals, Berislav “Bero” Poje – vocals & lead guitar, Matija Rempesic – guitar, Marta Batinic – violin, Luka Petrovic – bass guitar, Sasa Vukosav – drums

Ashes You Leave was formed back in ’95 all the odds were against them. Back in those days dreaming about music success in war-torn Croatia was just one step from being classified as a lunatic. A few young doom metal fans had a different idea. They actually decided to beat the odds and formed what later became the biggest Croatian metal band of all times — Ashes You Leave.

http://www.ashesyouleave.org/
http://www.facebook.com/ashesyouleave
http://www.reverbnation.com/ashesyouleave
http://www.myspace.com/ashesyouleaveband

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-Vision Of Disorder’s Brooklyn Headlining Show Now A Red Cross Benefit For Hurricane Sandy Victims

Today Vision Of Disorder confirms that all the proceeds from their upcoming headlining concert in Brooklyn later this month will be donated to the Red Cross, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

What was simply a headlining show for the band has now been dubbed “Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief.” Vision Of Disorder initiated this act of support to their community after witnessing the catastrophic demolition across the New York metropolitan area and beyond as Sandy surged through our region on October 29th. VOD, as well as the other bands performing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 24th, will contribute donations to the Red Cross to help aid the decimated areas and many displaced local residents throughout the Northeast as the season grows colder.

In a collective statement the members of VOD had this to say: “Our hearts go out to those severely affected by this tragic incident. Being from Long Island, Hurricane Sandy has (quite literally) hit home for us. The music scene in Long Island, The New York metro area, and New Jersey have been so supportive to VOD over the years that we felt donating the proceeds from the Brooklyn show was a no-brainer. We are proud to announce that the opening acts (Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide, Swarm Of Arrows) have also agreed to donate their proceeds. We hope that this small gesture can add to the ongoing efforts and help rebuild these traumatized areas. We look forward to seeing you all on Nov 24th to support this cause.”

In addition to the funds generated by Vision Of Disorder, Yuppicide, Primitive Weapons, and Swarm Of Arrows at “Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief” going directly to the Red Cross, show attendees are invited to bring supplies — canned/nonperishable food, batteries, toilet paper, etc. — for area shelters and food banks, as donation bins will be posted outside of the venue. Supplies to aid pets and animals displaced by the storm are also acceptable and will be donated to Last Resort Animal Rescue in New Jersey.

The members of Vision Of Disorder, in an alliance with Candlelight Records, Earsplit PR, Metal Insider, The Music Hall of Williamsburg, and all parties involved with this event, are reaching out to all area hardcore and metal fans to join them on November 24th, not only to take part in what is sure to be a high-action live show, but more importantly to help contribute to this imperative objective of getting the displaced families and businesses back on their feet. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Full ticket info for this event can be found here:

http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/event/140468/

Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief
11/24/2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
w/ Vision Of Disorder, Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide, Swarm Of Arrows

Those not in the area for this event who wish to help can make donations directly to the Red Cross via the Picking Up Change Firstgiving link:

http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/PICKINGUPCHANGE/PickingUpChangeHardcoreForHurricaneRelief

NYC-based icons Vision Of Disorder released THE CURSED REMAIN CURSED — their first album in over a decade — via Candlelight Records in September. Inarguably one of the most dynamic and cleverly destructive releases in VOD’s 20-year history, the critically-acclaimed album surges with over 40 minutes of brand new material, produced by Will Putney (Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence) and mixed by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Social Distortion).

https://www.facebook.com/VisionOfDisorder
http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CandlelightRecordsUSA

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-Toxic Holocaust Tune To Be Included In FX Series “Sons Of Anarchy”

The song “Bitch” from punk metal derelicts Toxic Holocaust will be clawing its way through your speakers during next week’s episode of FX drama series “Sons Of Anarchy” (season 5; episode 11).

Comments Toxic band leader Joel Grind: “We are all excited to announce the inclusion of our song ‘Bitch’ in the upcoming episode of ‘Sons Of Anarchy.’ All of us are huge fans of the show and this season especially seems to be upping the ante with each episode.”

Tune in to FX on Tuesday, November 20 at 10:00 p.m. EST/PST to check it out.

“Sons Of Anarchy” is based on the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club from a fictional town in California’s Central Valley. The show centers on then-vice president Jackson “Jax” Teller (Charlie Hunnam), who begins questioning the club and himself. “Sons Of Anarchy” premiered in the Fall of 2008 and has since become FX’s highest rated series ever.

“Bitch” comes off Toxic Holocaust’s mercilessly abrasive CONJURE AND COMMAND full-length, released via Relapse Records last year. The record, which Revolver praised for its “nuclear reactive riffage and Repo Man punk attitude,” continues to reap critical hails. CONJURE AND COMMAND is available across several formats including a limited edition, deluxe CD and DVD set that includes a full Toxic Holocaust live show. The album is available for purchase through Relapse and iTunes here:

http://www.relapse.com/search_result.php?search_by=all&q=toxic+holocaust
http://bit.ly/ToxicHolocaustiTunes

In addition, check out the iTunes bonus track from the record — a cover of Repulsion’s “Helga (Lost Her Head)” — at the band’s official Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/ToxicHolocaust?sk=app_178091127385

“…sweetly redolent of thrash, d-beat, and raw sewage, the album simmers with tar-thick riffage, staggering breakdowns, and a corroded dose of self-loathing…” – The Onion’s A.V. Club

“…it’s refreshing to hear a thrash band that is so single-minded about its whirlwind riffs and pastor-baiting lyrics.” – The Washington City Paper

“If The Exploited and Nuclear Assault had a kid, Toxic Holocaust would take its lunch money and toss it in the dumpster.” – Hails & Horns

http://www.facebook.com/ToxicHolocaust
http://www.toxicholocaust.com/
http://www.relapse.com/
http://www.fxnetworks.com/soa

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-Guitarist Warren Appleby (Blacktask, River Eden) has a new CD out called FACE IT. Track list: “Face It,” “New Voyage,” “There Is A Future,” “Shimmer,” “Watch The Skies,” “Time Of The Season,” “Breathe,” “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris,” “Teacher (Professor’s Intro).” Hype: “FACE IT expands on Warren’s use of classic guitar tones, atmospheric synths, and memorable melodies. Five great new originals and four eclectic cover songs make up this exciting new instrumental rock release!” FACE IT is available through CD Baby ( http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/warrenappleby8 ) and iTunes. See http://www.warrenappleby.com/ for more.

-Brute Forcz, featuring ex-pro wrestling brothers Slammer and Jammer along with lead guitarist Will Wallner, has released its debut full-length album OUT FOR BLOOD. The disc was produced by Bob Kulick and includes 10 tracks: “Live For Speed,” “Out For Blood,” “Metal Injection,” “Sex Machine,” “Teenage Lover,” “Leather N Chains,” “Torture Chamber,” “Thrill Queen,” “Hang Em High,” “Freedom’s Heart (Neda’s Song).” The albums is available at iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/out-for-blood/id568943005 , and CDs can be purchased from the band via http://www.bruteforcz.com/ . See http://www.reverbnation.com/bruteforcz and http://www.facebook.com/pages/BRUTE-FORCZ/127211873983429 for more.

-Attention Deficit Delirium has a new interview with Coheed And Cambria guitarist Travis Stever at http://www.bryanreesman.com/2012/11/11/travis-stever-side-projects/ .

-Destruction’s 30th anniversary album SPIRITUAL GENOCIDE is due out November 23. Check out the brand new “Carnivore” video at the Metal Hammer UK website, http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/ . See http://www.destruction.de/ for more.

-Holy Grail’s RIDE THE VOID is due out in Europe via Nuclear Blast on January 18, 2013. Check out the lyric video for the album’s first single “Dark Passenger” — hype: “the song that perfectly showcases the combo’s unique modern approach to the classical sound of the NWoBHM” — at http://bitly.com/PDyXr7 . Get a free MP3 of the song and “the terrific Holy Grail songpier smartphone app” at http://www.nuclearblast.de/holygrail . See http://holygrailofficial.com/ for more.

-Nonexist’s new album FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS is out now on Pivotal Rockordings. The first single, “Fire At Will,” an album teaser, and covers of Megadeth’s “In My Darkest Hour” and Coroner’s “Masked Jackal” are now online at http://label.pivotalalliance.com/nonexistbonus/ . There is also “free extensive artwork to accompany” FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS at the site. See http://www.johanreinholdz.com/ , http://www.johanlliva.se/ , and http://www.pivotalalliance.com/ for more.

-Tiamat’s THE SCARRED PEOPLE is out now, and there’s a new interview with singer / guitarist / keyboardist / song writer Johan Edlund at http://glclk.about.com/?zi=1/HrRA .

Thanks to Chad Bowar and Bryan Reesman for help gathering some of this information.

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