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Detritus
Issue #629
Week of November 19, 2012
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-Trying to get this out early so we can all focus on the upcoming long holiday weekend. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving everyone. – Tim

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-Celebrity Guitar Auction To Benefit Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund

Nearly 100 Donated Guitars Will Be Auctioned On Saturday, December 1 At 2 P.M. At Julien’s Auctions In Beverly Hills, CA To Raise Money For Dio Cancer Fund

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the world-renowned voice of Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and Heaven & Hell, will participate in the upcoming Icons & Idols-Rock ‘n’ Roll Auction at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, December 1 at 2 p.m. Nearly 100 donated guitars signed by a variety of celebrities from the music world will go on the auction block to benefit the Fund’s mission of cancer prevention, research and education.

The collection includes guitars signed by the Jonas Brothers, Slash, Tom Morello, Tony Iommi, and members of Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, the Alice Cooper Band, Metallica, and Iron Maiden. Among the rarities are a prototype electric guitar made for and signed by Eddie Van Halen and a custom hand-carved Ronnie James Dio memorial guitar created by DBZ Guitars. Also in the collection is an Epiphone electric guitar signed by a host of country music stars, among them Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and Kenny Chesney, an ESP acoustic electric guitar signed by “Twilight” film star Robert Pattinson, and three guitars hand painted by the famous elephants of the Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project in Thailand.

Online bidding has already commenced, and items included in this auction are available for viewing at:

http://www.juliensauctions.com/auctions/2012/icons-and-idols-rock/index.html

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund is a privately funded 501C3 charity organization which has already raised more than $600,000 in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, and the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life.

Julien’s Auctions, which specializes in entertainment memorabilia, is located at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150, Beverly Hills, California 90210. A free public exhibition of many of the items included in the auction will be available for viewing during the auction house’s regular business hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, November 19 through Friday, November 30.

For hours, visit http://www.juliensauctions.com/ .

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-T&N’s SLAVE TO THE EMPIRE Features “The Big 3” From Dokken!

T&N reunites George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and “Wild” Mick Brown — a.k.a. “The Big Three” from Dokken — for this brand new 12-song disk that will surely be referred to as a classic in years to come! Returning to their roots, SLAVE TO THE EMPIRE offers seven new original songs and five re-recorded classic Dokken songs that feature sensational vocal performances by Tim “Ripper” Owens, Doug Pinnick (King’s X), Sebastian Bach, and Robert Mason (Warrant). Add to the mix the hard hitting, multi-talented drumming of Brian Tichy and you’ve got yourself a major dose of awesome! This 12-song release is progressive, it’s heavy, it’s dark, it’s bluesy, and each player’s performance is absolutely stellar. SLAVE TO THE EMPIRE captures the spirit and magic from the classic metal genre, and is truly a work of art that will not disappoint!

Track Listing:
1. Slave To The Empire
2. Sweet Unknown
3. Tooth And Nail (featuring Doug Pinnick of King’s X)
4. It’s Not Love (featuring Robert Mason of Warrant)
5. Rhythm Of The Soul
6. When Eagles Die
7. Into The Fire
8. Alone Again (featuring Sebastian Bach)
9. Mind Control
10. Kiss Of Death (featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens)
11. Jesus Train
12. Access Denied

For pre-orders and audio samples please visit: http://www.ratpakrecords.com/TandN and http://www.slavetotheempire.com/ .

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-AFM Records News

[Note: This combines multiple update. – Tim]

U.D.O.: LIVE IN SOFIA DVD released; “Anniversary Editions” Of Classic Albums Coming Soon!

U.D.O. – LIVE IN SOFIA is now available in Europe and the USA. It includes a concert of the band in Bulgaria’s capitol, wrapped into DVD/2-CD and BluRay/2-CD packages. A second teaser can be found here:

And there’s another reason for all U.D.O. fans to celebrate:

Finally the band’s extensive back catalogue will be made available again — in special “anniversary editions.” This series will start with SOLID, MAN AND MACHINE, NO LIMITS, and HOLY (all albums incl. bonus tracks) on December 7th. In early 2013 more U.D.O. classics will follow.

Kissin’ Dynamite: Japan Tour / Hannes And Jim To Host Their Own TV Show!

Kissin’ Dynamite’s European tour is turning into a real world tour! The German power rockers now also conquer the Asian continent as they will play three concerts in Japan:

9th of Feb – Osaka @ FANJtwice
10th of Feb – Nagoya @ Apollo Theater
11th of Feb – Tokyo @ Club Holiday Shinjuku

Also a new TV show called “Hairforce 1” will start today (Thursday, November 15th, 21:00 CET) on German TV station IM1. Kissin’ Dynamite’s Hannes and Jim will host the show, their first interview partner there is the legendary Slash. Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-08q3WLPMk

Bloodbound: IN THE NAME OF METAL Released Now In Whole Europe; Free MP3 Song!; Chart Success

IN THE NAME OF METAL is an unmistakable statement by Swedish metallers Bloodbound. The album is now released in whole Europe, the USA to follow on November 27th. “Metalheads Unite,” the first single, is available for free download now. Just follow the link http://www.afm-records.com/free and enter the code “MG52K2V”.

The Swedish metal heads have made IN THE NAME OF METAL reach # 43 in the Swedish album chart! This is the biggest chart success in the band’s history. Congratulations!

Shakra: POWERPLAY Album Release In January; Album Cover & First Snippet Unveiled!

Swiss power rockers Sharka will release their new album POWERPLAY on January 11th.

A short snippet of the radio single “Wonderful Life” is available here already:

AFM DVD/CD Compilation ALL FOR METAL III To Be Released On November 30th!

The popular AFM Records label compilation ALL FOR METAL continues with part 3.

This time, ALL FOR METAL III includes even more video clip (36!) on DVD and just like its predecessors, a bonus CD (15 tracks).

Again this compilation will be available for a special low price (suggest retail price 9,99 €).

Track list:

DVD
1. Orden Ogan – The Things We Believe In
2. U.D.O. – Leatherhead
3. Kissin’ Dynamite – Money, Sex & Power
4. Masterplan – Time To Be King
5. Heavenly – Fullmoon
6. Shakra – Back On Track
7. The Last Vegas – Evil Eyes
8. Morton – Weeping Bell
9. Triosphere – Marionette
10. Brainstorm – In These Walls
11. Iron Mask – God Punishes, I Kill
12. Crystal Viper – Witch’s Mark
13. At Vance – Facing Your Enemy
14. Wolfpakk – Reptiles Kiss
15. Sinner – Back On Trail
16. Oz – Dominator
17. Elvenking – The Loser
18. Nightmare – Sunrise In Hell
19. Epysode – Obsessions
20. Stahlmann – Tanzmaschine
21. A Life Divided – Heart On Fire
22. Eisbrecher – Eiszeit
23. The Murder Of My Sweet – Unbreakable
24. Lake Of Tears – House Of The Setting Sun
25. The New Black – The King I Was
26. Lyriel – Leverage
27. All Hail The Yeti – The Art Of Mourning
28. Black Messiah – Windloni
29. Ektomorf – The One
30. Solution .45 – Gravitational Lensing
31. Fear Factory – The Industrialist
32. Ministry – Ghouldiggers
33. Suidakra – Dowth 2059
34. Korzus – Truth
35. Onslaught – The Sound Of Violence
36. Tankard – Rules For Fools

CD
1. Bloodbound – Metalheads Unite
2. Mob Rules – Cannibal Nation
3. Iron Savior – Hall Of The Heroes
4. Dragonland – The Tempest
5. Voodoo Circle – King Of Your Dreams
6. Magica – Center Of The Great Unknown
7. Almah – Bullets On The Altar
8. Kryptos – The Mask Of Anubis
9. Paradox – Brutalized
10. Mors Principium Est – Destroyer Of All
11. Words Of Farewell – Sorae
12. Thormesis – Sterbend Herz
13. Merrimack – Gospel Of The Void
14. Byfrost – Buried Alive
15. Vore – The Unseen Hand

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

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-New Band Founded By “Rock’n’Rolf” Kasparek And Peter J. Jordan; Debut Album I Scheduled For Release In January 2013

[Note: This is from Running Wild’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/runningwildmusic . – Steve]

The big secret that fans have been speculating about in a number of Internet forums is out at last: Giant X is the spectacular new band founded by Rolf Kasparek and Peter J. Jordan. Rolf has been the mastermind, guitarist, and vocalist of the German metal flagship Running Wild for more than 30 years, is one of the most charismatic musicians of the international metal scene, and enjoys cult status around the globe. His friend and partner Peter J. Jordan joined the Running Wild fold in 2005 as a guitarist and has worked as a musician, composer, arranger, and producer with German artists such as Tim Bendzko, Francis Buchholz (Scorpions), Thorsten Wingenfelder (Fury In The Slaughterhouse), Christina StĂĽrmer, Peek A Boo, and Fair Warning. Giant X’s debut album I will be out on Steamhammer/SPV on January 18th in Germany, January 21st in Europe, and January 22nd in USA/Canada and is set to delight particularly fans of traditional hard rock.

This sensational collaboration was sparked by the unexpectedly euphoric reactions from all over the world to the Kasparek/Jordan composition “Burning Wheels” (off EMI Production Music’s Rock/Metal album), which features Kasparek on vocals. Encouraged by those positive responses, Jordan and Kasparek decided to co-compose more tracks and offer them to interested record companies under the band name of Giant X. They decided on the Hanover label, Steamhammer/SPV, who already released the current Running Wild opus SHADOWMAKER. Running Wild have a clearly defined sound which their fans worldwide have come to expect of them. “Giant X have a broader musical range which allows Rolf and myself to present ourselves from a totally different side,” Jordan explains. “Our material consists of consciously multi-layered numbers, more in the tradition of Kiss, Queen, Thin Lizzy, Van Halen but also Billy Talent, in other words: rock music in the tradition of the seventies, eighties and nineties — our shared musical roots. The main thing for us was that people would be able hear the lightness and spontaneity of our collaboration.”

A total of 13 brand new songs, all of them penned by Jordan and Kasparek, will feature on Giant X’s debut album. The recording was produced and mixed by Peter J. Jordan, with lots of support from Kasparek and Running Wild’s live mixer Niki Nowy. No plans for Giant X’s future have yet been made, but according to Jordan and Kasparek they are happy to “take things as they come. We don’t rule anything out at this point.” So the suspense will continue!

Short Teaser:

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-Sweden Rock Festival One Of The World’s Six Best Festivals

June 5-6-7-8, 2013
Solvesborg, Sweden

Sweden Rock Festival is one of the nominees for the “best international music festival” award at the highly acclaimed American music business magazine Pollstar’s Concert Industry Awards. This is the first time a Swedish festival has been nominated for the prize.

“It feels great,” comments Sweden Rock Festival CEO Mats Natvig. “We see this as an acknowledgement of our long term efforts to make Sweden Rock a comfortable festival with a high service level and friendly atmosphere for our audience and the artists. In the last few years, Sweden Rock Festival has enjoyed increasing international recognition and we now get visitors from some 50 countries. This nomination should serve to further strengthen the Sweden Rock brand.”

Pollstar magazine was founded in 1981 and is the world’s leading live music business magazine. Each year, it invites hundreds of randomly selected music business professionals to participate in nominating for the annual awards gala, Pollstar Concert Industry Awards in Los Angeles. The 2012 winners will be presented on February 7th.

The nominees in the “best international music festival” category for 2012 are:

Sweden Rock Festival
Bluesfest Byron Bay (Australia)
Primavera Sound (Spain)
T In The Park (UK)
Tomorrowland (Belgium)
V Festivals (UK)

No Swedish festival has ever been nominated before, and this is the first time since the Roskilde nomination of 2006 that a Scandinavian festival is among the chosen few.

The 22nd edition of the Sweden Rock Festival will take place in Sölvesbog, southern Sweden, on June 5-8 2013. Around 70 bands will perform on five stages, and among the confirmed artists so far are Kiss, Rush, Status Quo, Accept, Saxon, Amon Amarth, UFO, and Krokus.

For more information, please see http://www.swedenrock.com/ .

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-Benedictum / The V

The Female Metal Valkyrie Veronica Freeman and her band Benedictum have been busy working during the past few months. A new Benedictum album is in the works and will be a complete return to a traditional but powerful feel — much like the band’s first two albums. Working with the band on the production is Grammy Award Nominee and Billboard charting producer, John Herrera, and of course Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Foreigner). Jeff has already had one writing session with Benedictum and Veronica has just returned from her second writing session with Jeff Pilson this past week. Craig Goldy (Dio) has been writing with Benedictum as well and there will probably be some vocal duet surprises on the album too. The song writing team of Pete Wells and Veronica Freeman is however still in full effect and with Rikard Stjernquist (Jag Panzer) adding to the mix there are some powerful great ideas coming to life.

But Veronica is also working to show another side of herself. In Veronica’s words: “I had a lot of input and encouragement from Frontiers in the previous months to try and stretch myself with different musical styles and approaches. So I have decided to accept their proposal for a solo album — which will be released under the moniker of The V.” Musically Veronica will be pursuing a much more melodic and hook-friendly direction. John Herrera will also produce this endeavor and there should be some special guests appearing in the writing and performing dept. including a song from Jerry Dixon from Warrant and some bass performances from Brad Lang from Y&T, as well as from Jeff Pilson and others to round out the talent that will be involved with this project. Pete Wells will also show his other side with some of the music he is contributing to this project.

Both new albums will be released in 2013 — Benedictum are really looking forward to also being able to perform in Europe in 2013 so lookout for Veronica’s talents both in Benedictum and with The V sometime soon! We all really hope you will enjoy all the music that is coming your way!

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-Definitive Editions Of Threshold’s HYPOTHETICAL, CRITICAL MASS, & SUBSURFACE Out Now!

After the phenomenal reactions to Threshold’s new amazing progressive metal masterpiece MARCH OF PROGRESS (out since the 24th of August), Nuclear Blast is now happy to offer you the “Definitive Editions” — a series of reissues of the entire Threshold discography (except for the band’s 2007 Nuclear Blast debut DEAD RECKONING), including extensive bonus material! Guitarist and founding member Karl Groom states: “It is exciting to see Nuclear Blast releasing the Definitive Editions of each album now. This is where it all began and where Threshold set its style!”

The final three “Definitive Editions” of HYPOTHETICAL (2001), CRITICAL MASS (2002), and SUBSURFACE (2004) are OUT NOW! Order your copies at the Nuclear Blast web shop: http://bit.ly/UFycRf

HYPOTHETICAL
1. Light And Space
2. Turn On Tune In
3. The Ravages Of Time
4. Sheltering Sky
5. Oceanbound
6. Long Way Home
7. Keep My Head
8. Narcissus

Bonus tracks:
9. Light And Space (Live In Paris)
10. Turn On Tune In (Live In Paris)
11. The Ravages Of Time (Live In Paris)

CRITICAL MASS
1. Phenomenon
2. Choices
3. Falling Away
4. Fragmentation
5. Echoes Of Life
6. Round And Round
7. Avalon
8. Critical Mass
I. “Fission”
II. “Fusion”
III. “Lucky”

Bonus tracks:
9. Do Unto Them
10. New Beginning
11. Echoes Of Life (Live In Switzerland)

SUBSURFACE
1. Mission Profile
2. Ground Control
3. Opium
4. Stop Dead
5. The Art Of Reason
6. Pressure
7. Flags And Footprints
8. Static
9. The Destruction Of Words

Bonus tracks:
10. What About Me
11. Mission Profile (Live In Switzerland)
12. Ground Control (Live In Switzerland)

http://www.thresh.net/

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-Lion Music News

Two Great New Releases To End Our 2012 Release Schedule

Speaking To Stones – ELEMENTS

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

Full info @ http://www.lionmusic.com/cd/elements.htm
Album sampler @ http://soundcloud.com/lionmusicrecordlabel/speaking-to-stones-elements

The Moor – YEAR OF THE HUNGER

One of Italy’s most original and intelligent up and coming metal acts; The Moor is a band not afraid to incorporate music from any rock idiom to give the listener an original listening experience as their full-length debut YEAR OF THE HUNGER proves. Video for “Hyperuranium” coming soon!

Full info @ http://www.lionmusic.com/cd/yearofthehunger.htm
Album sampler @ http://soundcloud.com/lionmusicrecordlabel/the-moor-year-of-the-hunger

Catch Ashent Live

Catch Italian progressive metallers Ashent at The Roman Hard ‘N’ Heavy Day Fest on December 8 in Rome. In addition the band will also be support act to Jorn Lande on December 13 at Il Revolver Club in San DonĂ  di Piave, a great way to enter the festive season.

The band have also just signed a new management deal with Intromental Management. Ashent’s current release INHERITANCE is out now, full info at http://www.lionmusic.com/cd/inheritance.htm and be sure to catch the band’s video for “Magnification Of A Daydream” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhZYP2Kcwyk .

Docker’s Guild Video Biography Part 4

Part 4 of Douglas Docker’s insightful look into his career reaches part 4 and takes a deeper look at the music in the first half of the current Docker’s Guild release THE MYSTIC TECHNOCRAZY. It is streaming now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIV752hAYw8 .

Lion Music Webstore Offers

Grab some gifts for your loved ones from the LM Store, in addition to our own releases at the best price you will find thousands of other rock/metal titles. Here are just some of the bargains currently on special offer.

Eric Johnson all CDs €2.90!
Dio, Dokken, Whitesnake, Saga, Deep Purple, Toto, Flower Kings all titles from €3.90!

Head on over now – http://www.lionmusic.com/ShopSelect.htm

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

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-Z Records News

Paul Sabu – HEARTBREAK Update

Paul Sabu’s classic HEARTBREAK album has for the first time ever been re-mastered from digital source instead of from vinyl, as on previous reissues. The album has a new lease on life and sounds more dynamic than ever. Due to a minor pressing plant error the album release is now delayed until November 26th. You can pre order your copy now at http://www.z-records.com/ .

Escape Get Belgian Support!

Escape have received a glowing review for Belgium’s highly respected Rock Report website. The sites glowing review of debut album UNBREAKABLE basically says this is an essential release for fans of FM and Strangeways. Check out the review at http://www.rockreport.be/ .

Escape Confirm Free Entry To Premier Live Appearance

Let’s face it 2012 has been an awful year for a lot of people. Escape and Z Records have decided to send the year out with a FREE show, yes a FREE show!!!!

Check out the band’s premier live appearance at The Engine Rooms, Skelmersdale, Lancashire England on December 2nd for free by simply claiming your place in the guest list. Simply email info@z-records.com with “Escape gig” as the header and let us know how many guest list placing you wish to reserve. These will be held until 7:45 on the night. Guest list slots are on a first come, first served basis so claim yours now to avoid disappointment.

“Rock Forces” Show A Success

The “Rock Forces” radio show hosted by Z’s Mark Alger was launched the weekend of November 11 and immediately smashed projected audience figures by almost double. The show has now been extended to 3 hours running from 9 a.m. – 12 noon on a Sunday [UK time] and then repeated from 9 p.m. – midnight [UK time]. For requests email Mark at mark@classicrockradio.eu .

Be sure to tune in this Sunday at http://www.classicrockradio.eu/ .

Killer Bee Create A Buzz With New Album

Killer Bee’s all-new album FROM HELL & BACK is currently winning the press over in leaps and bounds. Check out the following rave reviews…

http://minizine.berock-live.com/html/reviews/pages-012/killer_bee_form_hell_and_back.htm l 9.5/10

http://myglobalmind.com/2012/11/06/killer-bee-from-hell-and-back-review/ 9/10

http://www.rocknytt.net/cd/8017-killer-bee-from-hell-and-back-85 8.5/10

http://ontheroadmagazine.blogspot.se/2012/11/killer-bee-from-hell-and-back.html 8/10

In addition the band have been nominated for best band of 2012. Click here to support Killer Bee:

http://myglobalmind.com/2012/11/13/favorite-hard-rock-or-heavy-metal-album-of-2012-poll/

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

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-MVD Relocates For 2013

After nearly 25 years of renting, MVD is purchasing a 30,000 sq. ft. warehouse / office facility.

After 24 years of renting warehouse space in Southeastern Pennsylvania, MVD Entertainment Group has purchased their own headquarters. The building, located at 203 Windsor Road in Pottstown, PA is a significant upgrade in terms of space and quality of building.

“We are fortunate that business has remained very good for us overall. With the real estate market being so soft we were able to take advantage and make a big step,” said Ed Seaman, COO of MVD. “It’s an exciting time to be in the music and video business. While there is a lot of change in the marketplace, we are confident that physical goods remain relevant, particularly for collectors, for a long time. And our Digital business grows incrementally each year. It feels good to be investing in ourselves and our future. And it will be nice to work in a building with windows after being in a cave for the last few decades!”

This move marks the official 25 year anniversary of MVD’s incorporation. MVD Entertainment Group, solely owned by the Seaman family, is preparing for festivities later in 2013.

“The music and video business has made major recoveries in the area of physical goods,” said Tom Seaman, CEO of MVD. “We are delighted to be able to upgrade our ability to turn our merchandise around in a more effective manner.”

MVD Entertainment Group (previously known as Music Video Distributors, Inc.) was founded in 1986 by Tom Seaman, an industry veteran of more than 40 years, whose background includes retailing stints with Record Hunter, Sam Goody, Musicland, CBS Retail, and wholesale experience with Jem Records. MVD initially acted primarily as a one-stop, buying all labels’ music-related VHS releases and reselling to music and video stores.

The DVD era brought about a significant shift in MVD’s core business. MVD called upon its strong relationships with content holders, labels, artists, and management to become a world leader in music DVD. Shortly thereafter, MVD broadened its DVD reach to include films, TV series, documentaries, and a wide scope of non-music related programming.

In 2006, MVD expanded further and launched an audio CD division based on its strong relationships with suppliers and customers, and by 2008 merged with Big Daddy Music Distribution to become a force in audio Distribution.

Today, MVD is a full service audio and video distributor, representing DVD, Blu-ray, CD, vinyl, and even collectible figures and merchandise. Further, MVD represents the vast majority of its content digitally on both audio and visual formats.

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-Destruction’s “Carnivore” Video Clip Online!

Legendary German thrashers Destruction, whose 30-years-anniversary album SPIRITUAL GENOCIDE will be released on November 23, proudly present the official video clip for the brand new song “Carnivore,” which was produced by Polish “Mania Studio.”

Main man Schmier comments: “Hell-come to our little horror movie! We are very proud to finally present you the Butcher in this creepy clip for the brand new song ‘Carnivore.’ I can promise you some scary moments and shivers with a pinch of self-irony! We know that the song will arouse diverse reactions from the scene ’cause it s NOT a typical Destruction tune, but we needed an atmospheric and groovy track to present the mad butcher and the plot in the most intense way. No worries, there will be plenty of speed and brutal THRASH on the record! Enjoy this spine-chilling urban legend flick and some real hot chicks — for your pleasure & entertainment only!”

Also, don’t forget to check out the lyric video for the new track “Cyanide”!

http://www.destruction.de/

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-New Napalm Records North American Release Dates Announced: Hate + Audrey Horne

Today, Napalm Records announces February 5th, 2013 as the North American release date of both Hate’s SOLARFLESH and Audrey Horne’s YOUNGBLOOD. Both albums are Hate and Audrey Horne’s respective label debuts for Napalm Records, and with both bands have sizable, critically acclaimed back catalogs, both SOLARFLESH and YOUNGBLOOD are big priorities for the label. Track listings are as follows:

Hate – SOLARFLESH
1. Watchful Eye Of Doom
2. Eternal Might
3. Alchemy Of Blood
4. Timeless Kingdom
5. Festival Of Slaves
6. Sadness Will Last Forever
7. Solarflesh
8. Endless Purity
9. Mesmerized
10. Hatehammer (Limited-Edition Bonus Track)
11. Venom (Limited-Edition Bonus Track)
12. Fall of all Icons (Limited-Edition Bonus Track)

On their latest album SOLARFLESH, Hate unleashes a merciless maelstrom of brutality and impenetrable darkness. The band revolving around front man ATF Sinner clads dark visions and nightmares in an aggressive blackened death metal sound that is brutal and technically ambitious. The powerful production gives the haunting riffs, thundering drums, and inhuman grunts the perfect sound. The new songs are diverse, dynamic, full of details, and offer the listener a gripping experience for the entire album. SOLARFLESH is the triumphant return of these extraordinary Polish artists, and will enthrall extreme metal fans all over the world.

More info:
http://www.hate-metal.com/

Audrey Horne – YOUNGBLOOD
1. Redemption Blues
2. Straight Into Your Grave
3. Youngblood
4. There Goes A Lady
5. Show And Tell
6. Cards With The Devil
7. Pretty Little Sunshine
8. The Open Sea
9. This Ends Here
10. The King is Dead
11. I Wanna Know You (Limited-Edition Bonus Track)
12. This Ends Here – Demo (Limited-Edition Bonus Track)
13. The Open Sea – Demo (Limited-Edition Bonus Track)

With their first three albums, praised by fans and critics alike, Audrey Horne positioned themselves in the premier league of rock! Furthermore, the band has shown that honest and hand-made music is still more than popular. Their fourth album, YOUNGBLOOD, follows this tradition and presents the Norwegian hard rock quartet full of fresh energy and a truthful love of playing. Songs like “Redemption Blues,” “Straight Into Your Grave,” or “There Goes A Lady” not only live up to the numerous Audrey Horne classics, but turn into irresistible tunes with catchy refrains right from the start and will stay with you for a long time. The great production provides the finishing touches and presents the listener with a warm sound that differs tremendously from the soulless plastic productions of this day and age. YOUNGBLOOD is an excellent and sweeping hard rock album full of soul, and without a doubt the highlight in the discography of Audrey Horne!

More info:
http://www.audreyhornemusic.com/

Napalm Records
http://www.napalmrecords.com/
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-Former Triple J DJ 24/7 Radio Station Goes Live…

The wait is over! Australia’s Only Dedicated 24/7 Online Rock/Metal Radio Station AndrewHaug.com officially launches November 20. Tune in to the first “Live” Program “Haugmetal” to be broadcast every Tuesday night from 9 p.m. (AEST).

You can listen to the station in a number of ways:

– Directly from the website – AndrewHaug.com

– Via the AndrewHaugRadio Facebook player, click Listen Live.

– On your mobile using the Free TuneIn App ( http://tunein.com/mobile/ ) for smartphone users, just download app, search AndrewHaug.com, easy!

There will also be an official iPhone App available in the coming weeks.

For Advertising contact ads@andrewhaug.com.
For General Enquiries contact info@andrewhaug.com.

Bands submitting music, once the site is Live please read the “Contact” section for all the information.

“Australia being one of our favorite places to tour, is due in large part to the tremendous support of Andrew Haug, and his relentless promotion of Megadeth. A vital part of the Metal Media world; everyone needs a Haug!”
Dave Mustaine – Megadeth

“Andrew is one of the biggest supporters of Metal in Australia. He has supported my career and all my bands since the beginning. I want to give a shout out to him for his new Radio Station! Check it out!”
Max Cavalera – Soulfly, Sepultura, Nailbomb

Official Youtube Channel – http://youtube.com/AndrewHaugRadio
Official Twiiter Page – http://twitter.com/AndrewHaugRadio

This Station pays royalty license fees, please support the artists, buy their music!

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-AC/DC’s new double CD LIVE AT RIVER PLATE is out now. Track list: CD 1 – “Rock N Roll Train,” “Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be,” “Back In Black,” “Big Jack,” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” “Shot Down In Flames,” “Thunderstruck,” “Black Ice,” “The Jack,” “Hells Bells.” CD 2 – “Shoot To Thrill,” “War Machine,” “Dog Eat Dog,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “T.N.T.,” “Whole Lotta Rosie,” “Let There Be Rock,” “Highway To Hell,” “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You).” The set was recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during a three-night stand in 2009 on the BLACK ICE tour. In other big news, the band finally has made its catalog — 16 studio albums, 4 live albums, 3 compilations — available via iTunes. See http://www.acdc.com/ for more.

-Jon Bon Jovi’s 19-year-old daughter Stephanie Bongiovi was found last Wednesday in her Dunham Hall dorm room at Hamilton College in upstate New York, unresponsive and “apparently overdosed on heroin.” Bongiovi and fellow student Ian Grant were charged with possessing “a small amount of heroin and marijuana,” according to AP reports, but charges were later dismissed under provisions of the “Good Samaritan 911 law.” According to the latest reports Bongiovi was recovering in a hospital last week.

-Demon — featuring singer Dave Hill, guitarists Paul Hume and David Cotterill, bassist Ray Walmsley, keyboardist Paul “Fazza” Farrington, and drummer Neil Ogden — is back with UNBROKEN on Spaced Out Music Records. Track list: “Prey (intro),” “Prey,” “Shine A Light,” “Unbroken,” “Wings Of Steel,” “Fill Your Head With Rock,” “Take Me To Your Leader,” “Private Lives,” “We Can Make It (If We All Try),” “What About The Night,” “I Still Believe.” Hype: “2012, Dave Hill and his DEMONS are back! The British legends around mastermind Dave Hill are delivering high class rock releases for more than 30 years! The new lineup features the main composers such as Dave Hill, drummer Neil Ogden and keyboarder Paul Farrington. Great album of much underrated band!” See http://the-demon.com/ and http://www.myspace.com/demonband for more.

-Finsterforst — the “Black Forest Metallers” — have a new video for “Nichts Als Asche” online at http://youtu.be/HZc1RsVz0yU . RASTLOS is due November 27 in North America on Napalm Records. See http://www.finsterforst.de/ , http://www.facebook.com/FinsterforstOfficial , and http://tinyurl.com/FinsterF-Merch for more.

-The title track from “Swedish freedom rockers” Free Fall’s debut, POWER & VOLUME (Nuclear Blast), is available at http://www.facebook.com/freefallpowerandvolume . The song’s lyric video is online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGf0-7ypEBE . Digital and 7″ versions of the single — featuring the non-album track “Stand Up For Your Rock n’ Roll” — are due out November 30, and the album is due February 22. The band features singer Kim Fransson, guitarist Mattias Bärjed (Soundtrack Of Our Lives), bassist Jan Martens, and drummer Ludwig Dahlberg (International Noise Conspiracy). Band hype: “As far as a musical direction there was a clear intention to sound like a mix between early Van Halen, the Stooges, and the Who. Other obvious influences on the band would be rock classics such as Led Zeppelin, UFO, AC/DC, and Judas Priest to name a few.” The “Power & Volume” MP3 is available for free at http://media.nuclearblast.de/download/gratisdownload/index.php?link_kampagne=FreeFall-Power-and-Volume .

-Great White’s 30th anniversary album LIVE FROM THE SUNSET STRIP is reportedly due out February 13 on Frontiers Records. See http://www.greatwhiterocks.com/ for more.

-Heavy Metal Television — the cool new 24/7 free metal video network at http://www.heavymetaltelevision.com/ — is now on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heavy-Metal-Television/104983309667024 .

-Holy Grail’s RIDE THE VOID is due out January 18 on Nuclear Blast. The first in a series of track-by-track videos for the album is online at http://youtu.be/zOsyI50vYq4 . The digital single “Dark Passenger” — “a perfect foretaste of the album” — is due December 7 and can be pre-ordered at http://bit.ly/TJbzH7 . See http://holygrailofficial.com/ for more.

-There’s a new interview with Megadeth main man Dave Mustaine at http://glclk.about.com/?zi=1/Hvj7 .

-Several of Napalm Records’ recent releases have charted as follows… The Sorrow – Austria #18 (week 1), Austria #71 (week 2), Germany (#94); Tiamat – Germany #62, Sweden #11 (official album charts), Sweden #1 (hard rock charts); The Sword – UK #47 (indie charts), UK #21 (rock & metal charts), Sweden #12 (hard rock charts). See http://www.napalmrecords.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/napalmrecords for more.

-German Pascual’s (DivineFire, Narnia, Mind’s Eye) new video for “If The Sky Would Fall,” from A NEW BEGINNING, is online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qdI4X7Pv2Q&feature=youtu.be .

-Psychostick — “the originators of humorcore” — have a new promo video for their “Santa’s An A**hole Tour” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln02g8eEVDk . The band’s Christmas album THE FLESH EATING ROLLERSKATE HOLIDAY JOYRIDE is available for free download “till the end of Thanksgiving” at http://psychostick.myshopify.com/collections/music/products/the-flesh-eating-rollerskate-holiday-joyride-cd . The tour dates:

11/20 – The Brass Rail, Peoria, IL
11/21 – Tink’s Rock House, Marion, OH
11/22 – Phoenix Hill Tavern, Louisville, KY
11/23 – Victory Sports Bar, Georgetown, OH
11/24 – McGuffy’s House Of Rock, Dayton, OH
11/25 – Frankies, Toledo, OH
11/27 – Peabodys, Cleveland, OH
11/28 – Bada Brew, Crest Hill, IL
11/29 – The Yellow Bird, Fort Wayne, IN
11/30 – Uli’s Haus Of Rock, Lansing, MI
12/1 – Raks Sportsbar, Jackson, MI
12/2 – New York New York, Chesterfield, MI
12/3 – The Frequency, Madison, WI
12/4 – The Warehouse, La Crosse, WI
12/6 – Another Hole In the Wall, Steger, IL
12/7 – Bar 3, Rockford, IL
12/8 – House Of Bricks, Des Moines, IA
12/9 – Gabe’s, Iowa City, IA
12/11 – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
12/12 – Nestor Tavern, Fargo, ND
12/13 – O.N.E., Mandan, ND
12/14 – Boonies, Sioux Falls, SD
12/15 – Tremors, St. Joseph, MO

See http://www.psychostick.com/ for more.

-Queensryche — the Todd LaTorre-fronted version, that is — is gearing up for a new album. James “Jimbo” Barton will co-produce and a 2013 release is expected. Check out a preview / teaser at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZNP_jR0McuU .

-T&N is already working on a second album, which will include more originals and more Dokken re-workings: “When Heaven Comes Down,” “Til The Livin’ End,” and “Just Got Lucky” (possibly with Sass Jordan on vocals). The band plans to tour next year. Check out a new interview with guitarist George Lynch at http://www.guitarworld.com/interview-george-lynch-discusses-tn-and-their-new-album-slave-empire . See http://www.slavetotheempire.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/pages/TN/264254906995701 for more.

-Testament is touring Europe this month and next:

11/27 – Garage, Glasgow, UK
11/28 – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, UK
11/29 – Ritz, Manchester, UK
11/30 – Koko, London, UK
12/1 – Hard Rock Hell Festival, Wales, UK
12/3 – Dynamo/Effenaar Club, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
12/5 – KKZ, Moskau, Russia
12/6 – Za Ozhidaniya, St. Petersburg, Russia

The band will also tour Europe next year with Shadows Fall and Bleed From Within:

3/16 – Tempo Rock Club, Reggio Emilia, Italy
3/17 – Rockfabrik, NĂĽrnberg, Germany
3/18 – Schlachthof, Dresden, Germany
3/20 – LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
3/21 – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
3/22 – Docks, Hamburg, Germany
3/23 – Live Music Hall, Köln, Germany
3/25 – Backstage, MĂĽnchen, Germany
3/26 – Nova Chmelnice, Prag, Czech Republic
3/27 – Studio Club, Krakau, Poland
3/28 – Huxley’s, Berlin, Germany
3/31 – La Machine de Moulin Rouge, Paris, France (no Bleed From Within)

See http://www.testamentlegions.com/ for more.

Thanks to Frontiers Records, Lance King, Bryan Reesman, Dave Tedder, Nathan Birk, Chad Bowar, Jon Asher, Lee Walker, James Wood, and Christie D’Zurilla for help gathering some of this information.

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