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Detritus
Issue #633
Week of December 17, 2012
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-This will probably be it from us for a week or two, as we’re shutting down operations to prepare for an EPIC Christmas party at Steve’s house. – Tim

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-Deep Purple Confirm New Studio Album In April

“The title of our new album is still a question mark to all of us… We have recorded a new album, and it’s a fantastic collection of songs.

“At the moment that’s the only affirmative point we can offer…”

-Ian Gillan, December 2012

NEW YORK, NY — Eight years after the release of RAPTURE OF THE DEEP, Deep Purple, one of the most important and influential British rock bands of all time, have confirmed the release of a new album featuring brand new studio material. This yet-to-be-titled album will be released stateside on April 30, 2013.

Following various songwriting sessions in Europe, the band recorded and mixed the album in Nashville with famed producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd’s THE WALL, Alice Cooper, and many others), creating a work that blends the classic ’70s Deep Purple spirit with modern production and a progressive mindset. A few working song titles, recently revealed by Ian Gillan are “Out Of Hands,” “Uncommon Man,” and “Hell To Pay.”

Deep Purple’s record company earMUSIC will reveal details about the new album as soon as they become available, on a dedicated website where all band members will also be able to post and interact with the fans: http://www.deeppurple2013.com/

Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio, and Digital Media in the world. Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition, and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum, and over 90 gold discs, worldwide. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris, and Hamburg.

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-Avantasia: Album Title And More Guests Announced!

Today we have breathtaking news for all Avantasians: The new album will be called THE MYSTERY OF TIME, and is set for release in March.

Immediately after the release of this new Metal Opera, based on a story written by Tobias Sammet, the band will embark on a full-fledged indoor tour, during which the band and special guests will bring the epic undertaking to the stage. Due to embracing all of the different eras and history of Avantasia these shows will have an extended playing time, and the whole evening will be dedicated to Avantasia with no support acts. Guests and album details will be announced soon!

Musicians who have been confirmed as guests on the CD so far are Uriah Heep drummer Russell Gilbrook, producer and guitarist Sascha Paeth, former Kiss & Meat Loaf guitarist Bruce Kulick, and of course Tobias on bass and vocals. Now we can announce the name of the next guest star: New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legend Biff Byford from Saxon will sing one role on this forthcoming epic.

http://www.tobiassammet.com/

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-CEREMONIAL: The Highly Anticipated New Album For German Arena Rockers Pink Cream 69

Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of Pink Cream 69’s newest studio album CEREMONIAL on January 25th in Europe and January 22nd in North America.

Six years after the critically praised IN10SITY album, the German based band delivers another slice of great Arena Hard Rock! Hot on heels after a successful German tour with Helloween and Stratovarius, CEREMONIAL is PC69’s second studio effort for Frontiers Records and also the first album with their new drummer Chris Schmidt. This new album is possibly the freshest and most diverse Pink Cream 69 album to date. Recorded partially at Hofa Studios and mixed at Dennis Ward’s private studio — The TrakShak — the band really made the best of their time. “The songs had to be 100% ready and we took all the necessary time,” states bass player and producer Dennis Ward. “This gave us the possibility to experiment and to achieve the best possible result.” And indeed, the explosive, energetic opening track “Land Of Confusion,” the contemporary rocking “Wasted Years,” the biographic “I Came To Rock,” the heavily ’90s-influenced “Find Your Soul,” or the soulful “Passage” are all new, bright and shining diamonds in a discography full of highlights and hits.

“We deliberately called the album CEREMONIAL because we feel it’s kind of a celebration of music styles we all grew up with, regardless of what PC69 has done in the past,” continues Ward.

“There were various projects that I was involved in over the last couple of years,” adds singer David Readman. “But the work on CEREMONIAL felt like coming home. A real relief.” Nothing more to add.

CEREMONIAL includes the following new songs:
1. Land Of Confusion
2. Wasted Years
3. Special
4. Find Your Soul
5. The Tide
6. Big Machine
7. Let The Thunder Roll
8. Right Or Wrong
9. Passage Of Time
10. I Came To Rock
11. King For One Day
12. Superman

Samples from a few album songs can be heard following the link below:

The first single off the album, “Special,” can be exclusively listened in streaming on the Frontiers Records webradio. Tune in at http://www.frontiers.it/webradio .

Pink Cream 69:
David Readman – vocals
Alfred Koffler – guitars
Uwe Reitenauer – guitars
Dennis Ward – bass
Chris Schmidt – drums

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-The Big Teutonic 4 To Play Beastival 2013!

Prepare to witness history being written right in front of your eyes — at the first Beastival festival in Geiselwind, Germany, that’ll take place from May 30 to June 1, 2013.

For the very first time in metal history, The Big Teutonic 4 — the legendary quartet of German thrash metal bands that shaped the European heavy metal scene like no other since the ’80s and established “Thrash made in Germany” as a quality seal all around the world — will share the same stage on the same evening! Be there at all events, when Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, and Tankard tear down the venue and thrash you into the ground!

The billing of Beastival 2013 also comprises other Nuclear Blast bands, including

Sabaton,
Wintersun,
Kataklysm,
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter,
Korpiklaani,

…and many more — to be announced soon!

Secure your tickets for this epic unprecedented event now — at the Nuclear Blast web shop: http://www.nuclearblast.de/suche/beastival

For further information, visit:
http://www.beastival.com/

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-Threshold’s “Definitive Editions” Of WOUNDED LAND & PSYCHEDELICATESSEN To Be Released On Vinyl!

After the entire back catalogue of British progressive metal legends Threshold (apart from the band’s 2007 Nuclear Blast debut DEAD RECKONING) has been re-released over the past four months under the banner of the “Definitive Editions” — including extensive bonus material — the “Definitive Editions” of both the debut record WOUNDED LAND and the follow-up PSYCHEDELICATESSEN will now be released in vinyl format on January 25, 2013!

Each album will be mastered especially for vinyl and packaged as a double album with gatefold sleeve including posters. WOUNDED LAND will come in a choice of black or yellow vinyl, PSYCHEDELICATESSEN will be available on black or red vinyl. The respective track lists look as follows:

WOUNDED LAND
1. Consume To Live
2. Days Of Dearth
3. Paradox
4. Sanity’s End
5. Surface To Air
6. Mother Earth
7. Siege Of Baghdad
8. Keep It With Mine
Bonus tracks:
9. Intervention
10. Conceal The Face
11. Shifting Sands

PSYCHEDELICATESSEN
1. Sunseeker
2. A Tension Of Souls
3. Into The Light
4. Will To Give
5. Under The Sun
6. Babylon Rising
7. He Is I Am
8. Innocent
9. Devoted
Bonus tracks:
10. Lost
11. Intervention
12. Fist Of Tongues
13. Half Way Home

Order your copies now at the Nuclear Blast web shop: http://bit.ly/QUPp73

http://www.thresh.net/

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-AFM Records Update

Helker Signs With AFM Records!

Helker, Argentina’s finest metal band feat. vocalist Diego Valdez is happy to announce the band just singed a worldwide recording deal with AFM Records for their new album SOMEWHERE IN THE CIRCLE, and a management & booking deal with Level 10 Music & ITM Agency. The album includes 11 tracks and was produced & co-written by Mat Sinner and mixed by Achim Koehler at Indiscreet Audio studios. Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest) and Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) are featured as guests on the album, sharing the lead vocals with Diego on the epic “Begging For Forgiveness.”

European audiences might know Diego Valdez from his appearance on the latest Tarja Live DVD/CD as guest vocalist on the song “Phantom Of The Opera.”

The band states: “We are excited and grateful to have the opportunity to work with AFM Records and Level 10 / ITM. This is the beginning of a new era full of new challenges and growth for Helker! Thank you all!”

SOMEWHERE IN THE CIRCLE will be released on February 15th, 2013.

The video clip for the song “Wake Up” is available here:

SuidAkrA: New Album / Title Unveiled!

German Celtic metallers SuidAkrA have set ETERNAL DEFIANCE as the title for their upcoming new album.

The band states:

“As on the previous two releases, it will be a concept album again, created by Kris Verwimp in cooperation with us.

“Our new concept includes a lot of new elements and surprises which will be reflected in the music as well.”

Stahlmann Deliver The Soundtrack For The End Of The World!

December 21st — If the Mayan prophecies will become reality and we have to face the end of the world… we’ll see. Stahlmann will give you a FREE SONG that day! It’s the brand new, unreleased track “Die Welt Verbrennt” (engl. = “The World Burns”). Available for free download at http://www.sonic-seducer.de/ — but only for 24 hours…

Finnish Cult Shock Rockers Lordi Sign With AFM Records!

AFM Records proudly announces a true “monstrous” new signing: Finnish shock rockers and 2006’s Eurovision Song Contest winners Lordi have signed a deal with AFM! The Hamburg-based record label will release Lordi’s new album TO BEAST OR NOT TO BEAST on March 8th worldwide (excl. Finland and USA).

All fans can look forward to a masterpiece full of huge Hard Rock & Metal anthems in typical Lordi style! Also with TO BEAST OR NOT TO BEAST, the band around front man Mr. LORDI presents its new lineup: keyboardist Hella (replacing Awa) and drummer Mana (replacing Kita) have joined the bunch.

Looking forward to an eventful year 2013, first new Lordi tour dates have been confirmed already:

03.04.2013 D-Hamburg (Markthalle)
04.04.2013 D-Geiselwind (Autohof Strohofer)
05.04.2013 D-Memmingen (Kaminwerk)
06.04.2013 D-Offenbach (Bieber TV Turnhalle)
07.04.2013 D-Mannheim (Alte Seilerei)
11.04.2013 D-Köln (Essigfabrik)
12.04.2013 D-Burglengenfeld (VAZ)
13.04.2013 D-Leipzig (Hellraiser)
14.04.2013 D-Berlin (K 17)
16.04.2013 CH-Pratteln (Z 7)
18.04.2013 ITA-Bologna (ZR Club)
19.04.2013 ITA-Roma (Orion Club)
20.04.2013 ITA-Treviso (New Age Club)
21.04.2013 ITA-Milan (Alcatraz)
25.04.2013 ES-Madrid (Penelope)
26.04.2013 ES-Pamplona (Sala Tottem)
27.04.2013 ES-Barcelona (Sala Tottem)

The Last Vegas: Video Clip “Other Side” Available!

The new studio album of US Sleaze rockers The Last Vegas (BAD DECISIONS) has been released on November 16th in Europe. Now the Chicago-based band follows up with their second video clip, filmed for the song “Other Side.”

The European first edition of BAD DECISIONS comes as digi-pak and includes the bonus track “Waste Your Time.”

Orden Ogan: “Masks” Video Clip Released / Music Meets Movie!

Just back from their European tour with Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and Freedom Call, German Power Metallers Orden Ogan have released their brand new video clip, filmed for their song “Masks.” “Masks” is based on motifs of Seeb Levermann’s soundtrack for “Masks,” the newest horror movie movie of Andreas Marschall, who is also well-known for his amazing Metal cover artworks. The enormous songwriting qualities that Seeb has displayed with Orden Ogan, perfectly merge with Marschall’s possessive, dark pictures — a perfect match to form a mysterious nightmare trip.

Andreas Marschall states: “After Seeb’s contribution of the amazing soundtrack for my horror movie ‘Masks,’ it was just obvious to return the favor and do a clip for Orden Ogan. I think Seeb has exceeded himself with the ‘Masks’ song: he took the great main theme of the movie (in the film this is sung by Crystal Viper’s Marta Gabriel) and turned it into a melodic Metal smasher that combines the horror atmosphere of ‘Masks’ with the modern, anthemic sound of Orden Ogan.”

Seeb comments: “Andreas Marschall’s cover artworks are an important part for us since the release of our debut VALE in 2008. Within the last few years we got to know each other better and better. Our appreciating for each other grew and so it became a logical thing that I, as a composer and fan of horror movies, would contribute the film score for Andreas’ ‘Masks’ movie. Working with him was just awesome and a great experience. By working on the music for the film, the idea came up to create an Orden Ogan song with elements from it too. With Andreas as director of the video clip for ‘Masks,’ filming it in the Apollo cinema in Arnsberg (Germany) was very exhausting but also incredibly productive and fun. Now seeing the result, I have to say that that I’m totally blown away. The clip turned out to be very artistic and maestro Marschall has outdone himself. Just killer!”

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

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-Kreator To Record Oberhausen Show For Future DVD/Blu-Ray Release!

German thrash titans Kreator have announced to be recording their show on December 22, 2012 in Oberhausen for a future DVD/Blu-Ray release.

Commented band leader Mille Petrozza: “The PHANTOM ANTICHRIST world tour is among the most successful and amazing tours in the history of Kreator, thanks to all of you — the fans! So we have decided to record a new live Album / DVD / Blu-Ray at our homecoming show in Oberhausen on December 22nd.

“The show will be recorded with 24(!) cameras and in 5.1. sound. We are trying to produce the ultimate Kreator concert experience for you to enjoy in your living room! So whoever wants to be a part of the spectacle, there are still tickets available for Oberhausen, but better hurry up: tickets are selling fast!”

KREATOR
MORBID ANGEL
NILE
FUELED BY FIRE
10.12.2012 SE – Stockholm, Lilla Arenan
11.12.2012 SE – Gothenburg, Traedgarn
12.12.2012 DK – Copenhagen, Amager Bio
13.12.2012 DK – Aarhus, Voxhall
14.12.2012 DE – Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 36
15.12.2012 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
16.12.2012 NL – Leeuwarden, Schaaf
18.12.2012 CH – Zürich, Komplex
19.12.2012 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
20.12.2012 DE – Hannover, Capitol
21.12.2012 DE – München, Backstage
22.12.2012 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle

http://www.kreator-terrorzone.de/

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-Classic Pop Rockers Player To Release First New Album In Nearly 20 Years: TOO MANY REASONS Due Out In February Via Frontiers Records

Frontiers Records is proud to announce the return of classic pop rockers, Player. The band will release its first new album in nearly 20 years with TOO MANY REASONS due out in Europe on February 22nd and in North America on February 26th. TOO MANY REASONS features twelve brand new tracks, as well as a new acoustic version of the band’s chart-topping smash hit, “Baby Come Back.” Founding member/bassist Ronn Moss commented, “It’s wonderful to have our new music out in the world again. Our sound, our vocals, are stronger than they’ve ever been. I also believe there’s a huge market waiting for this kind of music, a market in which lyric and strong melody are still valued.” Founding member Peter Beckett added, “I am very happy that Player is on the Frontiers Records label, it feels like we have found a home again. I am also thrilled with the way the CD turned out. There’s a little bit of everything on there… rock, r&b, pop, ballads… something for everyone.” Please see below for the track listing for TOO MANY REASONS.

Player was formed in 1977 when Englishman Peter Beckett met J.C. Crowley at a Hollywood party. Beckett had come to the United States after the demise of his popular English band Paladin. The band was completed by Ronn and John Friesen and the four became the founding members. After many rehearsals and songwriting sessions, Player was born. In 1978, the band had an international number one hit with first single “Baby Come Back,” which was co-written by Beckett and J.C. Crowley and sung by Beckett. The first album entitled simply PLAYER went platinum and the band toured extensively, including support stints with Boz Scaggs, Eric Clapton, Heart, and Kenny Loggins, consistently playing to sold out arena audiences. Four albums followed spawning four more hit singles, including “This Time I’m In It For Love,” which reached number eleven on Billboard’s chart. Player “redux” consists of founding members Peter Beckett (guitars, lead vocals, keyboards) and Ronn Moss (bass, lead vocals).

Since the mid ’80s, Player’s Ronn Moss has also gained worldwide stardom with his other career: 25 years as Ridge Forrester, the male lead in the CBS television series “The Bold And The Beautiful,” a role from which Moss recently elected to depart to allow him time to devote to Player and other film and TV roles. “B&B” consistently ranked as the most watched television series in the world, averaging more than 26 million viewers per day, and garnered more than 500,000 Twitter followers for Moss. He has also appeared in numerous feature films and television commercials, and took second place on the Italian version of “Dancing With The Stars.”

Player’s Peter Beckett has written hit songs for such artists as Heart, Olivia Newton-John, Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Poco, Janet Jackson, The Commodores, Cliff Richards, Survivor, Grace Slick, and most recently Vanessa Hudgens. He has numerous movie credits as artist, producer, and/or writer, including “The Karate Kid,” “Two Of A Kind,” “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” “Major League,” “St. Elmo’s Fire” (Grammy nomination), “Frankie And Johnny,” “Rock Star,” “Terminator 3,” “Basic Instinct,” “Beyond Borders,” “Life Or Something Like It,” “Dirty Dancing 2,” and “Transformers.” From 1989-1997, Peter was a featured member of Little River Band and has written several singles for them.

TOO MANY REASONS track listing:

1. Man On Fire
2. Precious
3. I Will
4. Tell Me
5. The Sins Of Yesterday
6. My Addiction
7. Too May Reasons
8. To The Extreme
9. The Words You Say
10. Life In Color
11. A Part Of Me
12. Nothin’ Like You
13. Baby Come Back

For more information, please visit:
http://www.player-theband.com/
http://www.frontiers.it/
http://www.ronnmoss.com/
http://www.facebook.com/PeterBeckett.player
http://www.facebook.com/ronnmoss1
@ronnmoss

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-Napalm Records News

Devildriver: Studio Update

After playing numerous concerts all across the globe, American groove metal powerhouse Devildriver recently entered Audio Hammer Studios, Florida in order to forge yet another piece of merciless brutality. First in line is John Boecklin, who is currently laying down the drum tracks for the upcoming and yet untitled album. Stay tuned for updates coming directly from front man Dez Fafara. The new long-player by the Los Angeles metal outfit is tentatively scheduled for a worldwide release in August 2013! See you in the pit!

http://www.devildriver.com/

The Answer: Finished Recording Their New Album

The Answer have finished tracking and recording their new album with British producer Toby Jepson, main writer and vocalist with the Little Angels who had twelve UK Top 40 hits throughout the ’90s. Recorded at Vale Studios in the UK on one of the oldest 1970s Neve desks the new album takes the band into a much more contemporary direction with great new songs and production. The album is presently being mixed by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith) at the Warehouse studios Vancouver, Canada. Fraser heard some of the new songs and was so excited he cleared his diary to make sure he could mix the album! New updates with regard to the upcoming album will be issued soon!

https://www.facebook.com/theanswerrock

Russkaja: New Album & Upcoming Tour

After four legendary performances at this year’s Wacken Open Air, the Russian Turbopolka Rockers Russkaja will release their new album ENERGIA on April 5, 2013 through Napalm Records. The band is currently recording the album and will take a break from the studio work to embark on the Eisheilige Nächte Tour 2012 feat. Subway To Sally, Die Apokaloptischen Reiter & Fejf:

14.12.12 DE – Stuttgart / Kleine Schleyerhalle
15.12.12 DE – München / Tonhalle
16.12.12 CH – Pratteln / Z7
21.12.12 DE – Dresden / Alter Schlachthof
22.12.12 DE – Gießen / Hessenhallen
26.12.12 DE – Bochum / Ruhrkongress
27.12.12 DE – Fürth / Stadthalle
28.12.12 DE – Bielefeld / Ringlokschuppen
29.12.12 DE – Bremen / Pier 2
30.12.12 DE – Potsdam / Metropolishalle

Russkaja Austrian/German Headlining Tour 2013:

06.04.13 AT – Linz / Posthof
18.04.13 AT – Wien / Gasometer
26.04.13 AT – Graz / Orpheum
27.04.13 AT – Innsbruck / Weekender
30.04.13 AT – Salzburg / Rockhouse
02.05.13 DE – Berlin / TBA
03.05.13 DE – Husum / Speicher
04.05.13 DE – Leipzig / Werk II
08.05.13 DE – Hamburg / TBA
09.05.13 DE – Bochum / Matrix
10.05.13 DE – Köln / Underground
11.05.13 DE – Freising / Uferlosfestival
12.05.13 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch

http://www.russkaja.com/

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

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-Killing Joke To Release THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1979-2012 This Spring Via Spinefarm/Universal; The Singles Tour Announced

Killing Joke will celebrate their 35th anniversary in style next year with the release of THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1979-2012 and a world tour set to commence in Europe this coming March. 2013 will also see the band release a new studio album!

With a fierce intelligence combined with a thirst for esoteric knowledge that matches a sound that is visceral and almost spiritual in its primal spirit, Killing Joke are like no other. This is a group spawned from punk rock that set out on one of the most remarkable and idiosyncratic journeys ever. Their influence has been enormous, with an unlikely roll-call of musicians taking their cues from the KJ catalog, from Nirvana to most modern American metal to many DJs and dance music mavericks. Few, however have come close to matching the band’s innate power.

THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1979-2012, set for release via Spinefarm/Universal on April 16, 2013, captures their ever-evolving story with a series of dark, apocalyptic songs that have successfully combined disco, funk, and shamanic wisdom with the dark side of the punk fall-out. THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1979-2012 will be released in three formats: as a digital download, a limited edition 3-CD set, and a super deluxe edition. View THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1979-2012 cover art at:

http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2012/12/14/killing-joke-to-release-the-singles-collection-1979-2012-this-spring-via-spinefarmuniversal-the-singles-tour-announced/

Formats:

3-CD Version includes:
– 33 career-spanning singles over 2 CDs + a third disc of rarities, including previously unreleased studio tracks. This 3-CD version will be limited in number, reverting to 2 CDs containing the singles tracks. To preorder, go here:

http://www.whatrecords.co.uk/live/landing/landing369.asp

Super Deluxe Version includes:
– Hand-numbered hinged-lid “cigar box” made from 1500mcn black-lined rigid board finished with matte print retrospective artwork.
– 33 career-spanning CD singles plus selected B-Sides in full-color card wallets featuring original artwork.
– Rarities disc, including previously unreleased studio tracks.
– 32-page perfect-bound book including rare photos, archive notes, band commentary.
– Poster designed and personally signed by longtime Killing Joke artist/champion, Mike Coles, printed on 250gsm silk art.
– Aluminum screw-top branded cigar tube containing original wrappers of cigars smoked by Jaz Coleman and Paul Raven during the recording of the HOSANNAS FROM THE BASEMENTS OF HELL album. To preorder this version, go here:

http://www.killingjoke.com/pledgemusic

Killing Joke, with their original lineup of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth, and Big Paul continuing to hold firm, have signed a brand new deal with Spinefarm and will soon set about recording a third studio album for the label. The release date of this new studio album is likely to be late 2013.

Killing Joke – The Singles Tour 2013:
(Additional dates TBA)
3/15/2013 Hammerfest – Wales, UK
3/16/2013 Forum – London, UK
3/18/2013 Trix – Antwerp, BE
3/20/2013 Bataclan – Paris, FR
4/19/2013 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
4/23/2013 Cafe Campus – Montreal, QC
4/24/2013 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
4/26/2013 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
4/27/2013 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
4/30/2013 Neumos – Seattle, WA
5/01/2013 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
5/03/2013 Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
5/04/2013 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
5/05/2013 Henry Fonda Los Angeles, CA

http://www.killingjoke.com/
http://spinefarmrecords.com/usa

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-Faithsedge: New Management, Keyboardist, And Album

California-based rockers Faithsedge have inked a worldwide management deal with Germany’s Rock N Growl Management. The follow-up album to the debut, tentatively called THE ANSWER OF INSANITY, is a concept record based on stories from singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia’s life that lead up to the first album with an interesting twist at the end. It’s sure to be melodic, progressive, and intense!

After the critical acclaim of the Faithsedge debut around the world the band has a new keyboard player Eric Ragno. Eric is internationally known for being on many melodic rock albums such as Fergie Fredrickson (Toto), Trixter’s return album NEW AUDIO MACHINE, and many more. Eric has also done many live gigs from playing with legends like Graham Bonnet (Rainbow) to also playing with vocal icons of other genres like Dawn Robinson of En Vogue.

Faithsedge is:
Giancarlo Floridia – Vocals, Guitar
Alex De Rosso – Lead Guitar
Tony Morra – Drums
Eric Ragno – Keyboards

Faithsedge is a heavy Heavy Metal/Hard Rock/Progressive project started by singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia in Huntington Beach, California, in early 2009. Giancarlo has a solid musical background, having previously worked with renowned producers such as Mike Talanca (David Bowie, Foreigner) and Juan Croucier (ex-Ratt) among others.

Giancarlo contacted producer and bass player Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Lukather, Alice Cooper) after not only being impressed with his work on numerous albums as a producer but also with his amazing bass playing skills. Fabrizio has worked with some of the biggest names in the most diverse music genres (George Clinton, Ice T, and Cypress Hill are among his endless list of collaborations) and after hearing Giancarlo’s demos put together an incredible band to back up the project along with himself playing bass duties and producing the resulting debut CD.

Alex De Rosso joined Faithsedge on guitar. Having handled live lead guitar duties in Dokken, with whom he toured the world and shared the stage with the likes of Scorpions, Whitesnake, Ratt, Warrant, and FireHouse among others, Alex has also played on many critically acclaimed albums with artists such as Joseph Williams (Toto, Disney’s “The Lion King”), Kelly Hansen (Foreigner, Hurricane), and Pamela Moore (also known as Sister Mary from Queensryche’s concept album OPERATION: MINDCRIME).

Tony Morra completes the lineup on drums. Tony owns his own studio in Nashville, Tennessee, the Downtown Batterie and has played with many great artists such as Rebecca St. James and Van Zant among others. He is also credited for playing on the Grammy Award winning album SONGS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD — A TRIBUTE TO FRED ROGERS in 2006 and for touring as a member of pop legend Stevie B’s Band and Sweet Sensation. Tony has also played drums for different movie soundtracks such as “Chronicles Of Narnia” and “Just Married” to name a few.

The resulting effort is a perfect mix of hard rock, heavy metal, and progressive, with lots of vocals and hooks, shredding guitar solos, pounding bass and drums, and plenty of melodically challenging songwriting. FAITHSEDGE was mastered by Tom Baker of Precision Mastering (Judas Priest/Motley Crue).

http://www.facebook.com/faithsedge
http://www.faithsedgemusic.com/
http://www.giancarlofloridia.com/
http://www.alexderosso.com/
http://www.downtownbatterie.com/
http://www.ericragno.com/

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-Hardcore Superstar Unveil Album Cover & Track List Of C’MON TAKE ON ME!

Swedish street metallers Hardcore Superstar are happy to present the album cover of their recently announced new studio album C’MON TAKE ON ME that will be released as a CD in slipcase, digital download, black vinyl, and strictly limited pink vinyl (only available at the Nuclear Blast mail order) via Nuclear Blast on the 1st of March 2013! With a wink, drummer Adde grants us insight on the idea behind it:

“We came up with the idea during the recordings of the album. It’s just so sexy when a woman jumps into a drum kit — what could be more exciting? We discussed the concept with photographer Micke Johansson, who loved the idea. What we especially like about it is the combination of sex and bruises!”

In the same breath, the band presents the album’s track list:

1. Cutting The Slack
2. C’mon Take On Me
3. One More Minute
4. Above The Law
5. Are You Gonna Cry Now
6. Stranger Of Mine
7. Won’t Take The Blame pt. 1
8. Won’t Take The Blame pt. 2 (Sect Meeting)
9. Dead Man’s Shoes
10. Because Of You
11. Too Much Business
12. Long Time No See

Make sure to check out the first amazing single “One More Minute”:

Further details to follow soon!

Members
Joakim “Jocke” Berg (Vocals)
Martin Sandvick (Bass)
Magnus “Adde” Andreasson (Drums)
Vic Zino (Guitars)

http://www.hardcoresuperstar.com/

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-Vanderbuyst: Hard Rock Trio Pillage Dutch Alternative Charts With #1 Position

FLYING DUTCHMEN, the third full-length from classic/hard rock trio Vanderbuyst, this week entered the Dutch Alternative Top 30 at the #1 position in its first week! Additionally, the band raided the regular Dutch Album Top 100 at #33 and was the third highest new entry in the official Album chart. (behind Green Day and Bruno Mars). This marks the first time since Sleeze Beez back in 1990 that a Dutch hard rock band entered the Dutch Album Charts!

Stream FLYING DUTCHMEN in its entirety, view the official video for “Flying Dutchman” from the LP and tons more at the Ván Records YouTube channel.

European audiences can check out Vanderbuyst on an extensive tour to promote FLYING DUTCHMEN this month and into 2013, with additional tour dates to be confirmed in the coming weeks. The official Dutch release party will take place on December 20th in Mezz-Breda. This concert will be recorded in its entirety by leading Benelux music e-zine 3voor12.nl and broadcast January 3rd on 3FM National Radio and viewed on 101tv.nl January 4th! Stay tuned.

Vanderbuyst Confirmed Live Schedule:
12/20/2012 Mezz – Breda, Netherlands [record release show]
12/21/2012 Jonosh – Asten-Heusden, Netherlands
12/22/2012 Braindead Fest @ De Buze – Steenwijk, Netherlands
12/23/2012 K17 – Berlin, Germany
12/27/2012 Ekko – Utrecht, Netherlands
12/28/2012 Sounds – Tilburg, Netherlands (in-store, acoustic show, 17:00)
12/28/2012 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
12/29/2012 Elektra – Sliedrecht, Netherlands
12/30/2012 The RockTemple – Kerkrade, Netherlands
1/05/2013 Hedon – Zwolle, Netherlands
1/12/2013 De Pul – Uden, Netherlands
1/18/2013 ‘t paard van Troje – Den haag Netherlands
1/25/2013 Romein – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
1/26/2013 t Beest – Goes, Netherlands

Recently released on December 7th by German cult label Ván Records (Soulfood Distribution), FLYING DUTCHMEN was recorded, mixed and mastered by Pieter “Pidah” Kloos at The Void Studio in Eindhoven (The Devil’s Blood, Motorpsycho). The record has reaped critical acclaim since its release, elevating the Vanderbuyst name to new levels worldwide.

Vanderbuyst has played over two hundred forty shows in sixteen countries over the the last three-and-a-half years. They provided main support for bands like Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Michael Schenker, and more in 2012, including an extensive European tour with Saxon, and even shared e.g. the main stage of Hellfest 2012 with Mötley Crüe, Blue Öyster Cult and Ozzy Osbourne.

With the release of FLYING DUTCHMEN, Vanderbuyst continue their tireless quest to save the world from flaccid riffs, restoring the heart and soul to hard rock without any gimmicks or ironic hipster attitude.

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

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-Electric River And The Great Malarkey Confirmed To Play The Pure Rawk Awards 2013 / Shortlist Voting Announced Soon

Electric River and The Great Malarkey are the first two bands announced to play the Pure Rawk Awards which will be held on Friday 8th March 2013 at the Boston Music Room in Tufnell Park, North London.

After great feedback, the Pure Rawk Awards returns to the Boston for a night of Awards giving, live music and special guests from the world of the “alternative” independent, new and unsigned.

Electric River — Honest, solid punked up pop rock n’ roll. Pure Rawk’s Andy Close has said it best: “Having listened to IN YOUR NAME through once so far, but when the tracks from it are played live, such is their strength that even from that one listen, they’re instantly recognizable, which is the hallmark of some seriously good songwriting. Believe the hype — this lot are good.”

The likes of Big Cheese / Rocksound Magazine also sing praise for the four-piece; “The result of youthful energy and a healthy list of influences that culminate in all round catchy as hell numbers, fused with heavy handed melodies and social commentary. Bags of passion and heaps of power.” For more info, visit http://www.electricriver.co.uk/ .

The Great Malarkey — Hackney’s irrepressible folk-punks The Great Malarkey, will bring you their unbreakable kitchen-sink fusion of riot-torn r’n’b, urban skank, and swaggering street ska and anything else that takes your fancy — just so long as it makes your feet move. They were winners of the 2012 Pure Rawk “EP/Single Of The Year” Award have had a fabulous year releasing their thumping debut album, BADLY STUFFED ANIMALS. For more info, visit http://www.thegreatmalarkey.com/ .

100% of the door money from the night will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust where the money will be distributed to the specialist 16-24 year olds TCT unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Surrey.

Nicola Crichton, Pure Rawk ‘zine editor and organizer of the 2013 Awards comments: “Cancer is something that has touched my family life and has taken away much loved friends of Pure Rawk over the years. We are very pleased to be able to support the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital in the wonderful work that they do.”

Tickets for the event are on sale now for just £5.00 at http://www.purerawkawards.com/ . Voting for the shortlist closes on Saturday 29th December 2012 and the shortlist is announced and open for voting on Monday 31st December 2012.

Pure Rawk Awards 2013 sponsors are Big Green Coach, BandApp, MetalBuddy and Badness Tango Custom Jewellery.

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-My Soliloquy: Sensory To Release Debut From British Prog Metal Unit

The progressive metal purveyors at Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge Group, have confirmed the release of the debut studio opus from British prog outfit My Soliloquy in North America on January 29th, 2013.

My Soliloquy was formed by multi-instrumentalist Pete Morten in 2002. Since then the quintet has released a number of demos, gaining traction in the metal underground, and have performed a number of notable support shows with Pagans Mind, Power Quest, Oliver and Rick Wakeman and Threshold, as well as a second-to-headlining set at Bloodstock 2005 and a showcase at ProgPower UK II in 2007. Additionally, since 2007, Morten has been an active member of British prog metal legends Threshold. His membership has raised awareness (and created anticipation) for My Soliloquy’s long-awaited debut.

The essence of My Soliloquy is pure forward thinking metal — symphonic keyboards, shredding guitar leads, soaring vocals — all finely woven together through a blend of intricacy and melody into a powerful force fans of Threshold, Dream Theater, and Circus Maximus will flock to. Following a pair of demos and an EP release, Sensory is proud to finally unleash the newly-completed first full-length from this act. With nearly all instrumentation on the recording executed solely by Pete Morten, minus the drumming, THE INTERPRETER flows with over fifty minutes of grand musicianship, expertly mixed and mastered by Rob Aubrey, a mainstay of Marillion’s camp for many years.

Check out a trailer for THE INTERPRETER as well as the album’s striking cover art and more at this location:

http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2012/12/13/my-soliloquy-sensory-to-release-debut-from-british-prog-metal-unit/

THE INTERPRETER Track Listing:
1. Ascension Pending
2. Flash Point
3. Corrosive De-Emphasis
4. Fractured
5. Six Seconds Grace
6. Dream In Extremis
7. Inner Circles
8. Star

My Soliloquy live lineup:
Pete Morten – vocals, guitars
Damon Roots – drums, percussion
Mike Gilpin – guitars, vocals
Andy Berry – keyboards
Chris Sharp – bass

http://www.mysoliloquy.net/
https://www.facebook.com/mysoliloquy
https://twitter.com/MySoliloquyUK
http://www.lasersedgegroup.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TheLasersEdge

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-Rock N Growl Promotion Adds Booking Division

Rock N Growl Promotion adds another division to their objectives: Rock N Growl Booking! It will be mainly for Rock N Growl bands and artists.

Axel Wiesenauer, the owner for Rock N Growl, comments “The idea behind all this is time efficiency. Rather than having one band proposed for one promoter. We now offer multiple acts for the promoters to choose from. This way we can guarantee a higher success rate on being booked. So when Csaba Zvekan came up with the idea to help me in this regard I immediately gave him two thumbs up!”

Csaba Zvekan who is the singer for Raven Lord and has experience with high profile shows will be helping Rock N Growl Booking to get the bands on stage. He comments on this, “While I was looking for shows for Raven Lord I realized that other bands might want the same. And if a concert promoter feels this band doesn’t fit his lineup I wanted to give him a different sounding band that works for him. I like working with bands not against them.”

Bands: Raven Lord, Eden’s Curse, Furyon, Secret Sphere, Kill Ritual, Tainted Nation, Praying Mantis, Ashes You Leave, Voodoo Highway, Famous Underground, Chainfist, Livarkahil, Deadend In Venice, Code Of Silence, Pump, Xander Demos, Assignment, Myon, Dominanz, Silent Opera, Seven Thorns

Stay Rock N Growl for show dates!

Rock N Growl Booking contact: booking@rockngrowl.com

Band roster can be viewed at http://www.rockngrowl.com/bands and at Facebook.

Web:

http://www.rockngrowl.com/
http://www.facebook.com/RockNGrowlPromotion
http://www.twitter.com/rockngrowl

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-Enforcer Release 7″ Single “Mesmerized By Fire”

In advance of their new studio album DEATH BY FIRE (out: February 1st), Enforcer will release a 7″ single called “Mesmerized By Fire” on January, 18th.

Track list:
A: Mesmerized By Fire
B: You Can Be (non-album track)

Besides the limited edition on vinyl, there will also be a digital release.

Olof Wikstrand comments: “‘Mesmerized By Fire’ is more or less the title track from the DEATH BY FIRE album. I think within four minutes it captures pretty much everything about Enforcer: intensity and power mixed with a touch of melody and melancholy. The B-side is a cover of Nagazaki’s ‘You Can Be.’ It is a track with mega potential from a band that unfortunately never made it in the ’80s.”

Enforcer on tour 2013:

GRAND MAGUS / ANGEL WITCH / ENFORCER
“Hunting Across Europe – Tour”
07.02. D Hamburg – Markthalle
08.02. D Berlin – C-Club
09.02. D Bochum – Matrix
10.02. D Stuttgart – Universum
12.02. A Vienna – Viper Room
13.02. I Milan – TBA
14.02. D Munich – Backstage
15.02. CH Aarau – Kiff
16.02. D Würzburg – Posthalle
17.02. NL Rotterdam – Baroeg

Members
Olof Wikstrand (Vocals, Guitar)
Jonas Wikstrand (Drums)
Joseph Tholl (Guitar)
Tobias Lindqvist (Bass)

http://www.enforcer.se/

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-Scythia Return With Xmas Song “…Of Santa”

Canada’s favorite purveyors of folk/prog metal, Scythia are back once again with a re-mixed and re-mastered version of their holiday tune “…Of Santa,” a cheerful track about Santa and his brave reindeer!

“…Of Santa” audio streams:

http://scythia.bandcamp.com/album/of-santa-single

In additional news, Scythia unleashed their latest music video “Video Game Medley” in support of their new EP FOR THE BEAR released early this fall.

New Music Video – “Video Game Medley”:

About: Following the success of their 2010 …OF WAR and 2011 …OF EXILE albums, Scythia unleashed their 2012 scorcher, FOR THE BEAR, this fall. The short, but sweet seven-track EP departs from the orchestration and central concept of its predecessors, instead representing a leaner, faster, sharper folk metal machine.

“The songs are faster, more exciting, heavier and straight to the point,” says vocalist/guitarist Dave Khan. “There’s much less of the acoustic interludes and extensive progressive sections in favor of capturing the excitement of folk/power metal. The result is a more modern and conservative mix that showcases our ability to play rippin’ folk metal.”

So what is Scythia?

Taking its name from Khan’s infatuation with a painting of Nordic/Russian warriors riding bears while brandishing swords, Scythia not only “gives the painting musical significance,” but it is also “the name of an ancient empire spanning from the Caucasus through Russia and into Eastern Scandinavia,” says Khan.

http://www.scythia.ca/

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-Attic: BrooklynVegan Streaming Debut LP From German Metal Unit

THE INVOCATION, the scorching, atmospheric debut LP from German classic metalsmiths Attic, is out now in Europe and will be available in North America before the INRI holiday later this month via Ván Records.

It’s been a busy year for Germany’s Attic. Having only formed in late 2010 through mutual interests in sinister music, horror movies and literature, spiritualism, and occultism, the band self-released their debut self-titled EP, a split 7″ with Walpurgis Night, and now proudly unleash their mammoth debut full-length, THE INVOCATION, all within the 2012 calendar.

Attic’s convincing, raw, classic old-school heavy metal follows a diehard path forged by traditional Mercyful Fate, Pentagram, Judas Priest, and Helstar yet resounds with modern production, and is portrayed through a dark, dense atmosphere. Surging with nearly fifty minutes of this huge-sounding blend, THE INVOCATION was recorded at The Underworld Studios and produced, mixed, and mastered by Mersus (Destroyer666, Gospel Of The Horns, Zarathustra), bearing cover artwork by Markus Vesper (Manilla Road, A Tortured Soul, Poison Oath, Headless Beast).

BrooklynVegan is now streaming the entire album. Blare all of THE INVOCATION right here:

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2012/12/attic_bring_the.html

German news site Spiegel published a large feature on Ván Records’ new December releases — including Attic alongside label mates Vanderbuyst, Year Of The Goat, Gold, and more — where European readers can stream all four new albums at this location:

http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/musik/amtlich-metal-alben-von-attic-gold-year-of-the-goat-vanderbuyst-zueuel-a-870698.html

Stay tuned as Attic prepare for more upcoming live excursions and more in Satanic celebration of THE INVOCATION.

THE INVOCATION track listing:
1. The Hidden Grave (intro)
2. Funeral In The Woods
3. Join The Coven
4. Edlyn
5. Ghost Of The Orphanage
6. In The Chapel (intro)
7. The Invocation
8. The Headless Horseman
9. Satan’s Bride
10. Evil Inheritance

http://www.facebook.com/atticfuneral
http://www.youtube.com/user/AtticFuneral
http://www.facebook.com/vanrecs
http://www.van-records.de/

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-Alaya Set To Win Hearts And Minds In 2013 With Debut Release Via Basick Records

Basick Records are ridiculously excited to welcome US band Alaya to their rapidly growing international roster.

Based in Chicago, Alaya stands apart from many of today’s artists, fusing punishing technical rhythm with a genre defying soulful, melodic style.

Comments Basick CEO Nathan “Barley” Phillips, “One of the best things about this job is discovering hidden talent that you know will immediately resonate with open minded music fans worldwide. Alaya are one of the most exciting and forward-thinking bands I’ve come across, showcasing incredible levels of musicianship and as a team, we’re genuinely excited to be bringing you their debut album next year.”

Vocalist/Guitarist Evan Graham Dunn adds, “It’s surreal — signing to a label that supports bands I’ve been a fan of for some time. Uneven Structure especially has been in my deck since 8 was released. As a band, we’ve waited for our entire career for someone to give us this chance, and we’re going to do everything we can to make the most of it. We can’t wait to hit the ground running and continue to work our collective asses off knowing now that Basick Records has got our back.”

Alongside the announcement, the band and label today released a video for their stunning track, “Inside,” destined to be the opening track on Alaya’s forthcoming debut album, THRONES, scheduled for release via Basick Records in 2013.

Alaya are Evan Graham Dunn (Vocals/Guitar), David Jacob Robison (Drums), Michael Brandt Rinkenberger (Bass/Vocals). Find out more about the band in their blog interview over at Basick Records:

http://basickrecords.tumblr.com/post/37785047313/introducing-our-new-signing-alaya

Click the link below to view the video:

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ALAYA:
https://www.facebook.com/AlayaOfficial
http://twitter.com/Alayaofficial

Basick Records
http://www.basickrecords.com/
http://www.facebook.com/basickeurope
http://www.twitter.com/basickrecords
http://basickrecords.bandcamp.com

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-Paganland Set Release Date For Debut Album On Svarga Music

Today, Svarga Music announces March 4th, 2013 as the international release date for Paganland’s WIND OF FREEDOM. The band’s debut album, Paganland’s WIND OF FREEDOM is the Ukrainians’ first new release in nearly five years, following a split CD with Tini Zabutyh Predkiv in 2008. A celebration of pagan pride and a show of metal might, WIND OF FREEDOM carries the listener on a windswept journey like no other — verily, to a mystical Paganland.

Track listing for Paganland’s WIND OF FREEDOM:
1) Wheel Of Eternity (intro)
2) Shadows Of The Past
3) Power Of Spirit
4) Chornohora
5) Podolyanka
6) Night Forest
7) Fogs And Twilights
8) Wind Of Freedom

Paganland was founded in 1997 by Ruen and Bilozor in Lviv — one of the most beautiful Ukrainian cities, whose developed traditions incorporated the European cultural spirit of the last millennium, and every stone breathes with centuries-old history of decline and revival, wars and temporary rest. The natural mysticism hidden in the Carpathians’ greatness, the dense woods, and pure mountain sources could not but affect musicians with a pagan outlook. Therefore, Paganland’s debut demo GODS OF GOLDEN CIRCLE (1999) and the demo “Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors” (2004), one way or another, had been nearly related to pagan metal. The lineup changes, routine of rehearsals, and hardships of concert activity caused Paganland’s breakup in 2005, but three years later, the group re-formed and in 2011 recorded the first full-length album, WIND OF FREEDOM, having resumed their concert activity.

Paganland is a group of persons holding the same views, who respect and love their native land, their nation, their language, and who are convinced that the Ukraine is the cradle of all Slavonic people with improbably interesting history forgotten and distorted for the last ten centuries. Megaliths and petroglyphs of Kamennaya Mogila (the Stone Grave), the sanctuary-observatory of Khortyt’sia, the ancient observatory of Mavrinsky Maidan, the mysterious zone of Suppert… the runes of “Veles’ Book” and runic manuscripts from the library of Anna Yaroslavna (Queen of France and Princess of Ukraine)… secret knowledge of molfars and volkhves… how many people around the world have even heard about all of this?

Paganland’s members try to express their love of the native land, the nature in their lyrics and music, as well as draw attention of their listeners to the fact that not only money and lies rule the world in the period of the Epoch of Pisces. Human beings can — and must — stand up for the truth, and the truth of life has been established long ago by our ancestors. All meaning of Paganland’s creative activity is tribute to their land, their ancient culture, their history.

Paganland Discography
1999 – GODS OF GOLDEN CIRCLE (demo)
2004 – “Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors”/”Carpathia” (split-CD w/ Tini Zabutyh Predkiv)
2013 – WIND OF FREEDOM (full-length CD)

Paganland Lineup:
Volodymyr – vocal
Ruen – keyboards
Yor – drums
Stanislav – bass
Vladislav – guitar

MORE INFO:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paganland/413948075329819
http://www.myspace.com/paganland.ua
http://www.svarga.eu/

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-Joel Grind’s THE YELLOWGOAT SESSIONS: First Single Unleashed

Gristle up your holiday caroling with “Cross Damnation,” the first single from Joel Grind’s THE YELLOWGOAT SESSIONS offering. Recorded as a Toxic Holocaust return-to-form of sorts (think the CRITICAL MASS demo). THE YELLOWGOAT SESSIONS are raw, unrefined, reverbed out, distorted to hell, and violently delicious.

Comments Joel Grind of the release: “I decided to not call this a Toxic Holocaust record for a few reasons. The main one being that Toxic has sort of morphed from being a solo project to now being a full band. That’s not saying you won’t see other ‘solo’ Toxic material, but for right now it’s definitely a solid band. Also, this record is definitely less thrash and more dirty rock ‘n’ roll. Finally, I didn’t want to just slap the Toxic name on it to sell it. I recorded this because I was anxious to record something like this again without over thinking things.”

“Cross Damnation” is currently available as a free download with the optional suggested donation of $1.00 from Joel Grind’s Official Page or Nimbit Music.

http://joelgrind.bandcamp.com/
http://www.nimbitmusic.com/joelgrind

The full album will be released digitally January 15, 2013 with vinyl to follow in late February via Acid Rat Records. You can preview the entire album here at:

http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2012/12/18/joel-grind%E2%80%99s-the-yellowgoat-sessions-first-single-unleashed/

http://joelgrind.bandcamp.com
http://www.nimbitmusic.com/joelgrind

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-7th Heaven’s annual big New Year’s Eve show will be at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. Dot Dot Dot will open, and DJ Spin and Tony Ocean will be on hand. See http://www.7thheavenband.com/ for more.

-Laina Dawes — “longtime metal fan and experienced writer/photographer” — has a new book entitled “What Are You Doing Here?” Check out a new interview at http://glclk.about.com/?zi=1/ID1b .

-Gene The Werewolf’s new video for “Superhero” is online at http://youtu.be/UjZl4nWWnV4 . The track comes from the album ROCK N ROLL ANIMAL (Frontiers Records). See http://www.frontiers.it/ for more.

-Holy Grail’s fourth track-by-track feature is now online. All the URLs, in order: http://bit.ly/V7viVC , http://bit.ly/R6EF78 , http://bit.ly/SUY8pL , http://youtu.be/r0Ja_ESc-is . The fifth and final spot is coming soon. RIDE THE VOID is due out January 18 via Nuclear Blast, and the digital iTunes single for “Dark Passenger” is available now at http://bit.ly/TJbzH7 . See http://www.holygrailofficial.com/ for more.

-There’s a new interview with In Flames front man Anders Friden at http://glclk.about.com/?zi=1/ID1a .

-There’s a “Retro Recommendation” feature on Keel’s 1984 debut opus LAY DOWN THE LAW at http://glclk.about.com/?zi=1/ID1c .

-Check out Lizzy Borden’s new take on the Christmas standard “Silent Night” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CWOB1Es0Zk . See http://www.lizzyborden.com/ for more.

-Singer Chandler Mogel (Outloud, Talon) is now on Facebook at Twitter, at http://www.facebook.com/chandlermogelofficial and @ChandlerMogel, respectively. See http://www.chandlermogel.com/ for more.

-The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announced Rush and Heart will be inducted next year, at an April 18 ceremony in Los Angeles.

-Trans-Siberian Orchestra is scheduled to perform tonight (December 18) on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”

Thanks to Chad Bowar, Dan Marsicano, Richard Hofherr, and Hawk for help gathering some of this information.

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