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Detritus Issue #659

Detritus
Issue #659
Week of February 3, 2014
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-Frontiers Rock Festival – The Bill!

Frontiers Records is excited to announce the lineup for the first Frontiers Rock Festival, a three-day event which will take place at the Live Club in Trezzo (Milan), Italy on May 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2014.

Day 1 – May 1
Tesla
Hardline
W.E.T.
Snakecharmer
Three Lions
Dalton
State Of Salazar

Day 2 – May 2
Stryper
Pretty Maids
Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel
Eclipse
L.R.S
Moon Land
Adrenaline Rush

Day 3 – May 3
Night Ranger
Winger
Danger Danger
John Waite
Jeff Scott Soto
Issa
Crazy Lixx

Tickets are on sale now!

Prices are 59.00 EURO per day OR 159.00 EURO for a 3-day combo ticket for the entire Festival.

A limited amount of 150 special V.I.P. tickets are available, offering hotel accommodation, catering, special meet & greet with the artists, a personalized very special present from Frontiers Records, and more!

All details on tickets, bands, venue details, press downloads, and accreditation info are available NOW at http://www.frontiersrockfestival.com/ .

FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL
MAY 1 – 2 – 3 2014
LIVE CLUB, via Mazzini 58 – Trezzo Sull’Adda | MILAN | ITALY

http://www.frontiersrockfestival.com/
http://www.facebook.com/frontiersrockfestival

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-Evergrey Signs With AFM Records!

AFM Records proudly announces the signing of Swedish metallers Evergrey. The band, led by front man Tom S. Englund, is one of the most unique, significant and influential to emerge in the last two decades.

Currently Evergrey are working on a brand new studio album which will be released later this year. Fans can look forward to an eventful Evergrey year 2014.

January 27th, Division Two Studios, Sweden

“I am sitting here in what feels like the black heart of distorted guitars and heavy drums trying to sort what material to be chosen for the new Evergrey album that will be brought to you by our new record label AFM!

“While the music might be the most contemplated and dark pieces we have written — and while the sheer amount of music we have the pleasure to choose from is more than ever — we are super psyched and pleased to have chosen a label that believes in Evergrey!

“AFM are certain that we have a lot more to contribute to the world of music and we can promise you that they are right. On top of that it is about damn time that our fans get some new and fresh metal!

“While we at this moment are hindered to speak about the new members — this will be totally understandable when we announce it — they are known to some people and some might never have heard of them B U T we can tell you that they are as excited as the rest of us and have already brought in 50% of the material written so this album will be a 100% band effort!

“We will release two singles, one complemented with a video produced by our bud Patric Ullaeus and Revolver.se.

“We will also film our every step of the recording process for you to enjoy at a continuous and steady pace on our different social media channels making this the most accessible album we have made to date. We will also arrange interviews with each and every member during the recording process together with some really cool ideas for the booklet of the CD itself — more on this soon!

“The album will be recorded in a few different studios and mixed in Denmark at Hansen studios by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epysode, Pretty Maids, Doro, and more).

“We are currently planning some cool release shows for different territories and honestly can’t wait for YOU to hear our music, as we are thrilled, more than pleased, and stoked with what we come up with!

“And oh, yeah, the title is also set and will be revealed soon!

“Watch out for A LOT more from us!

“Tom, Rikard, Johan, ——– and ——-”

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-Timo Tolkki’s Avalon Reveals The Album Title And Full Cast Of Second Album

The anticipated sophomore release from Timo Tolkki’s Avalon will be entitled ANGELS OF THE APOCALYPSE and is slated for a May release through Frontiers Records.

The singers that will appear on the album are: Floor Jansen (new Nightwish singer), Simone Simons (of Epica), Fabio Lione (of Rhapsody Of Fire), David DeFeis (of Virgin Steele), Elize Ryd (of Amaranthe), and Caterina Nix (who will release her debut album produced by Tolkki, later this year).

Other musicians which will appear on the album include two other former members of Stratovarius: Tuomo Lassila (Stratovarius’ founder) on drums and Antti Ikonen, the original keyboard player of Stratovarius.

Timo Tolkki also announces a contest for guitar and keyboard players. Now you have the chance to play a solo with Timo Tolkki in one song of the album. Please send one MP3 that contains your solo playing to this email address: solos@tolkki.org

The winner will receive a backing track and will play his/her solos to this. The MP3s for the contest have to be sent NO LATER than February 16.

You can also visit http://www.avalonopera.com/ for video blogs that have been made from the recordings of the album.

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-Brian May & Kerry Ellis – THE CANDLELIGHT CONCERTS – LIVE AT MONTREUX 2013

Eagle Rock Entertainment To Release CD/DVD, Blu-ray/CD, And Digital Formats April 1, 2014

NEW YORK, NY — On April 1, 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release THE CANDLELIGHT CONCERTS – LIVE AT MONTREUX 2013 from Queen legend Brian May and West End and Broadway sensation Kerry Ellis as a DVD + CD set, Blu-ray + CD and digital formats [Pre-book Order Date March 7, MSRP $19.98 CD/DVD, $24.98 Blu-ray/CD]. This release features a great mix of classic songs including “Born Free,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “I Who Have Nothing,” “Tie Your Mother Down,” “The Way We Were,” “We Will Rock You,” and more.

Filmed at the renowned Stravinski Auditorium during the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 2013, THE CANDLELIGHT CONCERTS – LIVE AT MONTREUX 2013 is a wonderfully intimate show that blends Kerry Ellis’ beautiful voice with the extraordinary guitar playing of Brian May. Throughout a largely acoustic performance of standards, ballads, Queen songs, and cover songs, May’s guitar style perfectly complements Ellis’ theatrical vocals. Also included in the set is the ACOUSTIC BY CANDLELIGHT CD, recorded live on the UK leg of their tour in Autumn 2012. As a bonus feature, the DVD includes a performance of “Nothing Really Has Changed” with Virginia McKenna.

Brian May and Kerry Ellis are on tour in the UK in February, followed by dates in Russia, Latvia and Belarus in March. THE CANDLELIGHT CONCERTS – LIVE AT MONTREUX 2013 proves beyond a doubt this pairing of talents is a match made in musical heaven.

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.

Follow Eagle Rock Entertainment at:
http://www.facebook.com/EagleRockEnt
http://www.twitter.com/EagleRockNews
http://www.youtube.com/user/eaglerocktv

Track Listing:
DVD:
1) I Who Have Nothing
2) Dust In The Wind
3) Born Free
4) Somebody To Love
5) Nothing Really Has Changed
6) Life Is Real
7) The Way We Were
8) ’39
9) Something
10) Last Horizon
11) Love Of My Life
12) The Kissing Me Song
13) Tie Your Mother Down
14) We Will Rock You
15) No One But You
16) Crazy Little Thing Called Love

CD:
1) Born Free
2) I Loved A Butterfly
3) I Who Have Nothing
4) Dust In The Wind
5) The Kissing Me Song
6) Nothing Really Has Changed
7) Life Is Real
8) The Way We Were
9) Something
10) Love Of My Life
11) I’m Not That Girl
12) I Can’t Be Your Friend
13) In The Bleak Midwinter
14) Crazy Little Thing Called Love
15) No One But You (Only The Good Die Young)

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-The Lion Roars Again!

ÖREBRO, SWEDEN — Narnia, one of the world’s leading bands in neo-classical metal, are back again, stronger than ever. The praised album, and also the fans’ favorite, LONG LIVE THE KING this year celebrates 15 years since its release. This anniversary will be celebrated with bombastic live shows and a deluxe reissue of the album on CD and limited edition vinyl.

Confirmed concerts so far in 2014:

May 24, Metallsvenskan festival in Örebro, Sweden
June 14, Goodmoodstock Festival in Pieksämäki, Finland
July 5, Gullbranna Festival in Halmstad, Sweden
More dates will be announced later.

The lion will again roar on stage, where Narnia waves the melodic metal flag high and mighty!

The Narnia 2014 lineup features:
Christian Liljegren (vocals)
CJ Grimmark (guitars)
Andreas “Habo” Johansson (drums)
Martin Härenstam (keyboards)
Andreas Passmark (bass)

When the explosive singer Christian Liljegren and the guitar virtuoso CJ Grimmark formed Narnia in 1996, little did they know about the adventures which awaited. Tours, six albums, live album/DVD, TV, radio and trips to Japan, The Faroe Islands, Mexico, and of course Europe. Narnia toured with bands such as Dio, Stratovarius, Sonata Arctica, and many others.

They did several festivals such as Sweden Rock Festival and Gates Of Metal, to name a few, where thousands of fans enjoyed Narnia’s energetic live show, which leaves no one unaffected. When Narnia now reunites, the band hopes to visit countries, which have not yet been given the Narnia treatment.

The summer of 2014 will be memorable, when Narnia’s metal anthem LONG LIVE THE KING is resurrected! For more news and updates please follow Narnia on the Web and Facebook.

http://www.narniatheband.com/
http://www.facebook.com/narniatheband

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-Týr Debut “The Lay Of Our Love” Video Clip At RevolverMag.com!

Týr has unveiled their latest music video, “The Lay Of Our Love,” from their most recent album, VALKYRJA. The song features a vocal duet with Leaves’ Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine. So, naturally, fans will be excited to see that Kristine joins Heri Joensen and the rest of Týr in this new video! The video was produced by Stanimir Lukic, directed by Ivan Colic, and can be seen now exclusively at RevolverMag.com here:

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-tyr-premiere-new-music-video-the-lay-of-our-love-featuring-liv-kristine-of-leaves-eyes.html

Týr comments on “The Lay Of Our Love:” “We’ve wanted to make a CGI video for a long time, and this is our first one, so we’re obviously excited for the release and reception of the video. On top of that, the presence of Liv in the video makes it even more special. All in all we’re very pleased with the result.”

Týr will be joining Children Of Bodom on their “Halo Of Blood Over North America” tour in early 2014. The tour will embark on February 14 in Quebec City and wraps up on March 28 and 29 with back-to-back shows at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. Additional supporting acts are TBA with announcements coming soon. Tickets and premium packages are available now exclusively at SHOWstubs.com.

Týr performed live on August 10 as part of the Faroe Island’s Summarfestivalurin in Klaksvik. Over 8,000 Faroese were in attendance as the band put on a huge set featuring old favorites, as well as new tracks, including “Blood Of Heroes.” The event was filmed and a video for “Blood Of Heroes” can be seen now at http://www.metalblade.com/tyr .

VALKYRJA debuted on charts worldwide upon release in September of 2013. In the US, the album reached #15 on the Billboard Heatseeker’s Chart, #22 on Current Hard Music, #39 on Overall Hard Music, and #70 on the Independent albums chart! On iTunes on day of release, VALKYRJA reached #4 on the metal chart. In Europe, the album entered at #45 on German Top 100 Album Charts, and #76 on Switzerland’s charts. And in Canada, the record reached #26 on the Metal chart. On iTunes Canada, the record peaked at #2 on the metal chart, #9 on the rock chart, and #73 on the top 200 albums chart!

The concept behind VALKYRJA involves a story based around a nameless, Viking-era warrior, who leaves his woman and goes off to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Fólkvangr, the home of Freyja — the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women. Front man and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain; “the woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of Women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women.”

Order your copy of VALKYRJA at http://www.metalblade.com/tyr .

Týr live:
12/04/14 RU – Moscow – Moscow Hall
13/03/14 RU – St. Petersburg – Backstage
16/04/14 RU – Omsk – Angar
17/04/14 RU – Barnaul – Che Guevara
18/04/14 RU – Novosibirsk – Rock City
20/04/14 RU – Irkutsk – Megapolis
10/05/14 DK – Copenhagen – Frigg Festival
12/06/14 DK – Copenhagen – Copenhell
17-19/07/14 FO – Sydrugota – G! Festival
16/08/14 SE – Falun – Sabaton Open Air

http://www.tyr.fo/
https://www.facebook.com/tyrband

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-Full Metal Cruise II – Booking Starts On February 5th

Cabin Categories, Prices, And More Bands Announced

Just a couple of days until ocean loving Metalheads can join the Cruise: The booking for the Full Metal Cruise II starts on February 5th! The journey takes place from 11 to 16 April 2015, setting sail for the sun and calling at Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, and Ibiza before returning to Palma.

Tickets will be available starting Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 10 a.m. via http://www.full-metal-cruise.com/ and the hotline +49 (0) 40 – 64413903 (Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.).

If you are one of the first 500 guests booking their trip, you will receive an exclusive early-bird shirt, the Cruise anthem “Hard On The Wind,” and a DVD with all the Harry Metal podcasts from the first FMC.

During the five-day journey, almost all drinks and meals are included (see below for details). The cost for an inside cabin occupied by two people starts from €799 per person, including the flight from €1,149 per person. The price for an outside cabin starts at €1,149 per person, including the flight from €1,499 per person. The full list of prices for all cabins and categories as well as information regarding single booking or more than two persons per cabin can be found here:

http://tuicruises.com/programm/full-metal-cruise/

The billing for the three stages on board is coming together. Joining the Cruise will be two legendary German Thrash outfits, Sodom and Tankard, while the one and only Metal Queen Doro will take part with a special Unplugged show. For the supporting programme aside all the moshing, we have Russkaja with their wild kind of Turbopolka and Pressgäng with shanty songs and stories from the high seas. More bands and headliners for the concerts on board and on land will be announced in the coming months.

Already confirmed have been HammerFall, Subway To Sally, JBO, and Saltatio Mortis as well a comprehensive supporting programme featuring The AllStarBand with Uli Jon Roth, comedy with Bembers, Metal Karaoke, Meet & Greet with the stars, readings, movies, tattooing, Metal wellness and musicians’ workshops, and of course Mambo Kurt.

Saltatio Mortis are very much looking forward to the Cruise, as you can see and hear:

The travel route and time schedule of the Mein Schiff 1 can be seen here:

http://www.full-metal-cruise.com/index.php/en/the-cruise-eng

Join the Cruise, Metalheads!

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-Amon Amarth Premiere Epic Production Video For “Father Of The Wolf!”

New European Live Dates Announced!

Amon Amarth just premiered their stunning production video for the track “Father Of The Wolf!” You are now able to view this epic music video, which is more like a mini movie, at http://www.metalblade.com/amonamarth/ .

At the moment Amon Amarth are headlining the US in support of their newly released album DECEIVER OF THE GODS. Very special guest on the dates are Enslaved with additional support from Skeletonwitch. Tickets are available at http://www.amonamarth.com/tour/north-america/ .

After touring Australia in March Amon Amarth will return to European shores in April for a whole bunch of shows!

AMON AMARTH
25/04/14 PL – Gdansk – B90
26/04/14 PL – Poznan – Eskulap
27/04/14 BY – Minsk – Republic
29/04/14 RO – Bucharest – Arnele Romane
30/04/14 BG – Sofia – Universiada Hall
02/05/14 HU – Budapest – Barba Negra
03/05/14 SK – Kosice – Collosseum Club
04/05/14 SI – Ljubljana – Kino Siska
05/05/14 HR – Zagreb – Tvornica Kulture
07/05/14 CH – Geneve – Thonex Live
09/05/14 GR – Athens – Fuzz Club
10/05/14 GR – Thessaloniki – Principal Club Theater

Get your tickets at http://amonamarth.com/tour/ .

Amon Amarth have also confirmed a few European summer festivals.

AMON AMARTH
31/05/14 DE – Geiselwind – Out & Loud Festival
02/08/14 DE – Wacken – Open Air
10/08/14 UK – Derbyshire – Bloodstock
16/08/14 DE – Hamburg – Elb Riot
17/08/14 DE – Herford – X-Rockfest

DECEIVER OF THE GODS shattered the band’s previous sales records around the world. The album landed at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #19 on the Top Current Albums Chart. The band’s last album, SURTUR RISING, entered the Top 200 Chart at #34 making DECEIVER OF THE GODS the band’s highest charting record to date. In Germany, DECEIVER OF THE GODS entered the Top 100 Chart at #3, the official Media Market/Saturn Chart at #3, and the German Media Control Weekend Trend Chart at #2. DECEIVER OF THE GODS came in at #9 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Hard Music Charts, and #21 on the Digital Music Chart. Additionally, the record came in at #2 on the iTunes Metal Chart, #2 on the iTunes Rock Chart, and #7 on the iTunes Top 200. In the UK, the record entered the official Album Charts at #67, the Rock/Metal Chart at #4, and the Independent Chart at #14 marking the highest UK chart placements for the band yet. Elsewhere, DECEIVER OF THE GODS came in at #9 on the Top 100 Album Chart in Switzerland, #7 on the Austrian Top 100, #9 in Sweden, #27 in Denmark, #51 in France, #34 in Czech Republic, and #51 in Hungary.

http://www.metalblade.com/amonamarth
http://www.amonamarth.com/
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth
http://twitter.com/amonamarthband
http://deceiver.amonamarth.com

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-Furyon Begins Recording New Album

British rockers Furyon will return to Black Dog Sound Studios in Atlanta, US to record their sophomore yet-untitled studio album. Once again, the album will be engineered and produced by US producer Rick Beato (Shinedown, Fozzy) and his team.

Singer Matt Mitchell says: “We’ve worked real hard behind the scenes to make this possible. There were moments I wasn’t sure it would happen but it is, and there are some killer tunes!”

After the success of thrilling debut GRAVITAS that UK’s Metal Hammer magazine promoted and covered so well, the band have a new batch of finely tuned writings. What’s to be expected is more of the same explosive guitar riffs and solos in well crafted song form. Expressive vocal delivery and melodies to scream along to. A possibly darker album still with progressive elements and a grungy edge. The album aims to be a 10-song album with additions (acoustic tracks and videos). Furyon are extremely excited and looking forward to sharing the outcome of this venture with the World.

Furyon are:
Matt Mitchell – Vocals
Chris Green – Guitars
Alex “Nickel” Bowen – Bass
Lee Farmery – Drums

Furyon recently confirmed to play Hungary’s MetalWar Festival 2014 ( https://www.facebook.com/MetalWarFest ), which takes place September 5th – 7th in Budapest and Belgium’s Power, Prog & Metal Festival 2014 ( https://www.facebook.com/Power.Prog.and.Metal.Festival ), which takes place April 18th – 20th in Mons. Other bands confirmed include: Pain, In Extremo, Therion, Finntroll, My Dying Bride, Amorphis, Fates Warning, Masterplam, Exorcism, Fatal Smile, and Pagan’s Mind to name only a few.

Furyon is a band from the UK who like nothing more than to challenge expectations. Raised on a diet of heavy metal, prog, and classic rock. Furyon mix all these components for a truly unique and contemporary sound. Delivering huge rock-radio-friendly songs, with technically-challenging-yet-infectiously-catchy musicianship, they are dedicated to one sole purpose: making hard-hitting songs that will stand the test of time.

http://www.facebook.com/FuryonUK
http://www.furyon.net/

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-Members Of Pagan’s Mind, Theocracy, Darkwater, And End Of September Contribute To Charity Track For Homeless Relief

Ulterium Records is proud to announce the release of “Collide & Spark,” an all-star charity track for sale with 100% of the income going to The Bridge Bunch, an organization dedicated to serving the homeless population of Nashville, TN, in the United States.

The song, which is almost seven minutes in length, is being released under the banner Project Aegis, and was composed by Theocracy vocalist and songwriter Matt Smith. It features vocals by Nils K. Rue [Pagan’s Mind], Henrik Båth [Darkwater], Elin Redin [End Of September] and Smith, as well as a guitar solo by Markus Sigfridsson [Darkwater, Harmony].

The artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody Of Fire] and designed by Markus Sigfridsson.

“This is such a cool opportunity to help make a difference in a small way,” says Smith. “Ninety-nine cents can go a long way toward giving someone a hot meal or a sleeping bag, especially now, in the heart of winter. Everyone associated with The Bridge Bunch works nonstop to serve the large number of people struggling in the Nashville area, and every penny of this goes to that very worthy cause. And the caliber of talent on this track makes it something truly special indeed!”

Check out a teaser of “Collide & Spark” at YouTube here:

“Collide & Spark” lyrics:
http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/theocracy/915745-project-aegis-collide-spark-official-lyrics.html

The single “Collide & Spark” can be purchased here:
Bandcamp: https://ulteriumrecords.bandcamp.com/track/collide-spark
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/collide-spark-single/id780798820
Amazon MP3: http://www.amazon.com/Collide-Spark/dp/B00H9YYQDM
Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/0mjJtxE7hSdAlWIV4O2dri

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-The New Black Release Video For “Any Colour You Like (As Long As It’s Black)”

Germany’s heavy rockers The New Black filmed a third video for a song from their album III: CUT LOOSE. The clip to “Any Colour You Like (As Long As It’s Black)” can be found here:

Comments the band: “‘The glass half empty, and filled with piss…’ Ah, well. It all looks pretty normal at first. But there is something dark lurking at the edges. Unnoticed, decay sets in, and the blackness might be closer than you think. But then again life goes on. As does the music. And the fart jokes.

“‘Any Colour’ is not exactly a song about peace, love and good happiness stuff. But fun to play live. Like fart jokes, pretty much. Enjoy, comment and — this actually important — please spread around.”

The clip was once more directed by The New Black’s Fludid. No spiders, cockroaches, worms, or musicians were harmed during the filming. All pyro scenes, car chases, and naked dancers had to be omitted due at the last minute.

The New Black will embark on the “Out Of The Box Tour” with label mates Dark Age in February. The current schedule reads as follows:

THE NEW BLACK live

31.01. D-Wetzlar, Francis (w/Ace9)
01.02. D-Siegburg, Kubana (w/Nitrogods)
OUT OF THE BOX TOUR 2014
presented by: Metal Hammer, Guitar, metal.de

14.02. D-Aalen, Frape (w/Dark Age)
15.02. D-Annaberg-Buchholz, Alte Brauerei (w/Dark Age)
16.02. D-Hannover, Mephisto/Faust (w/Dark Age)
21.02. D-Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal (w/Dark Age)
23.02. D-Karlsruhe, JuBeZ (w/Dark Age)
22.2. D-Iserlohn, Stay Wild (w/Cold Revenge)
26.7. D-Essen, Nord Open Air (w/D-A-D, Sick Of It All, Tankard…)

SINFEST – 30 years of Sinner
presented by: Rock Hard, Musix, RockIt, BreakOut

26.12. D-Mannheim, Alte Sailerei (w/Sinner, Voodoo Circle)
27.12. D-Burglengenfeld, VAZ (w/Sinner, Voodoo Circle)
28.12. D-Memmingen, Kaminwerk (w/Sinner, Voodoo Circle)

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-Radiant Records: Get Closer Meeting With Neal Morse

Hello,

I wanted to personally invite you to our “Get Closer” weekend meeting in Frankfurt, Germany. We were so blessed at the one last year that we definitely want to do it again!

WHEN:
MARCH 22 & 23
(two sessions a day: 2:00 – 4:00, dinner break, 6:00 – 8:00)

WHERE:
Gemeinschaftsraum Sportpark Kelsterbach
Kirschenallee 56
65451 Kelsterbach

LINK FOR INFO ON THE VENUE:
http://bit.ly/1ddKVht

We will be singing and having open discussion of all things pertaining to God and our relationship with him. My family and many friends will be among us and it is sure to be a blessed time. Hope you can make it!

WHERE TO STAY:
There are many good inexpensive hotels in the area. Here’s a link to a few:
http://bit.ly/1ftsfz7

Last year we had people from Spain, America, Austria, Belgium, UK… all over… so come join us!

God bless you,

Neal

http://www.radiantrecords.com/

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-Satan’s Host Premiere New Video, Prepare New Album And Festival Dates

Today, cult metal legends Satan’s Host premiere the new video for “Dichotomy.” The track hails from Satan’s Host’s newest album, VIRGIN SAILS, released late last year by Moribund Records to widespread international acclaim. Cited by many journalists as 2013’s “Album Of The Year,” VIRGIN SAILS showcases Satan’s Host in blazing Satanic fury, delivering a hellish opus of new standards and metal classics, taking the band and scene to new heights. With Harry “Leviathan Thisiren” Conklin surpassing all prior vocal performances, buttressed by riveting black-axe master Patrick Evil and the rock-solid rhythm backbone of drummer Anthony “Evil Hobbit” Lopez and bassist Margar, Satan’s Host unleash another metal classic. Witness for yourself the band’s unique, eternal “Dichotomy” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OJybYf0JsU .

In other Satan’s Host news, drummer Anthony “Evil Hobbit” Lopez reveals the following: “We are in the process of finishing writing the follow-up to VIRGIN SAILS and plan to release at some point this year, and we are just working on getting some live dates for later this year. We will be performing at the Doom In June fest in Las Vegas on June 6-7, and will be headlining the Up The Hammers Festival in Athens, Greece in November.” More Satan’s Host news to be revealed imminently.

More info:
http://www.satanshost.com/
http://www.facebook.com/satanshost
http://www.myspace.com/satanshost
http://www.twitter.com/SatansHost
http://www.youtube.com/satanshost418

http://www.moribundcult.com/
http://www.facebook.com/MoribundRecordsOfficial

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-First Band Confirmations For The Hamburg Metal Dayz 2014!

On September 19 & 20, 2014, the Hamburg Metal Dayz will once more bring heavy music to town with two days of Metal concerts, business gatherings, and forums for fans & musicians.

Confirmed as headliners are German Melodic Metal masters Edguy, whose European tour will kick off on Friday, September 19 in Hamburg. Not only playing will be party thrashers Tankard, in addition they will read from their biography LIFE IN BEERMUDA. They are joined by Heavy Rock kings Motorjesus and Alpha Tiger, purveyors of Metal in its most classic form. Also on the bill is hot-shot comedian Bembers. Due to huge demand at the last Hamburg Metal Dayz, visitors can even get the logo of the Hamburg Metal Dayz or the Wacken Open Air tattooed by an artist from Classic Tattoo Berlin — for free! Every day, one lucky visitor will even be able to take home a brand new Epiphone guitar.

Not only will bands ranging from established veterans to hot up-and-comers play at the Markthalle, there will also be signing sessions, readings, and exhibitions for the fans’ entertainment. Aspiring rock stars can learn a trick or two in musicians’ workshops, while music business insiders will share their knowledge in panels and roundtable discussions. The Hamburg Metal Dayz, taking place during the Reeperbahn Festival, will also be a meeting point for music business professionals from the Metal world and beyond.

Additional program items will be announced soon.

Day tickets cost 34€ including fees and are available via http://www.metaltix.com/ , the Metaltix hotline +49 4627-183838, and other ticket outlets. Two day tickets, limited to 300, for 58,20€ including fees can be purchased via Metaltix exclusively.

Hamburg Metal Dayz
19. & 20.9.2014 – Hamburg, Markthalle
powered by EMP

in Kooperation mit Alsterradio, Epiphone, Hamburg Konzerte, Kingstar Music, Wacken Foundation, Seaside Touring und ICS Festival Service

with: EDGUY + TANKARD + MOTORJESUS + ALPHA TIGER + BEMBERS and more

http://www.hamburg-metal-dayz.de/

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-Sister Premieres New Video For Track “My Enemy” Off Brand New Album DISGUISED VULTURES!

Swedish punk/metal act Sister, whose new album DISGUISED VULTURES just dropped on January 24 in Europe, has teamed up with Revolver Magazine to premiere the music video for the track “My Enemy.” Check out the new video produced by Jimmy Johansson on Revolver Magazine HERE!

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-sister-premiere-new-music-video-my-enemy.html

Fans can listen to the first single, “Sick,” watch videos, and order DISGUISED VULTURES at http://www.metalblade.com/sister .

Sister drummer/backing vocalist Cari comments on the track “My Enemy” used for the new video: “‘My Enemy’ is a trip through a chaos filled mind. The lyrics speak about personal feelings on the ups and downs in life and also about what the world has become today. As the opener for the album this song goes out 110% from the start to seconds after hit the brakes and then come back with full force again. That’s pretty much how we live our lives today.”

The video’s producer Jimmy Johansson adds, “My vision with this video was to make it ‘in your face’ as much as possible, just like the song. I wanted to portrait the ugly sides of humanity such as war, murder, torture, school dances, poverty, starvation, gluttony, and so on. Hopefully we can make someone think. If the video doesn’t affect you in any way, we have failed. And if you think it’s too much, then you should just stay at home and not watch the news ever again and keep on ignoring.”

DISGUISED VULTURES emphasizes what the band is all about: heavy, raw sound and attitude. Fans will find plenty more of what Revolver Magazine described as “a genre-bending amalgam of street punk attitude and glam-inspired melodies” on this new album.

DISGUISED VULTURES track listing:
1. My Enemy
2. Sick
3. Disguised Vultures
4. Arise
5. We Salute ‘Em
6. Slay Yourself
7. Naked
8. DMN
9. (Stop The) Revolution
10. Please Kill Me

http://www.sisterofficial.com/
http://www.facebook.com/sisterband
http://www.twitter.com/sister_official
http://www.youtube.com/sisterofficial

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-Kirk: New Album Title, Cover Artwork, Track List, & Release Date

Swiss melodic metallers Kirk will release their sophomore studio album, MASQUERADE, produced by Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Unisonic, Eden’s Curse), on March 7 via Mausoleum Records.

Track Listing
01. Devil’s Claw
02. Supersonic Speed
03. Masquerade
04. Eternity
05. Fight Or Die Music
06. Nothing Else But Lies
07. Time
08. Tragedy
09. Face In The Crowd
10. The End Of The Universe
11. Fallen Angel

In 2010 Kirk got together again, with drummer Philipp Eichenberger from Legenda Aurea, to replace Vito Cecere. Drawing from a decade of honed skills and experience garnered as members of various internationally successful recording and touring outfits, Kirk rapidly morphed into a powerful, melodic, hard rocking monster. The writing came easy also, melodies flowed, riffs crunched, and about a year later Kirk were ready, willing, and able to enter the studio to record a brand-new album. They solicited the expert guidance of Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Unisonic, Khymera), also the producer of Angra, Eden’s Curse, Godiva, Krokus, and countless more, including Kirk’s debut album THE FINAL DANCE, over a decade ago. The resulting album, entitled MASQUERADE, will be released worldwide on the legendary heavy metal label Mausoleum Records.

Kirk are:

Thomi Rauch – Vocals (Decent Disaster)
Sammy Lasagni – Guitars (Godiva, Granit)
Daniel Pfister – Bass
Bruno Berger – Keyboards (In Your Face)
Philipp Eichenberger – Drums (Legenda Aurea)

Kirk to tour this March with The Poodles

14.03. Milano – Blue Rose Bresso
15.03. Torino – Audiodrome
16.03. Nürnberg – Rockfabrik
17.03. Pratteln – Z7
18.03. Augsburg – Spektrum
20.03. Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
21.03. Obermarchtal – Kreuz
22.03. Oberhausen – Helvete
23.03. München – Garage

http://www.facebook.com/KirkSwissMetal

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-Patrick Hemer’s New Single: “The End”

Two years after his stunning first solo album (MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE – Nightmare Records), the Prog Metal shredmeister is back with a new single proving once again that he’s not only a guitar virtuoso but also a songwriter, a producer, …and a singer!

“It’s a very special song,” Patrick says, “really different from the super heavy, riff-oriented material I’m currently writing for my upcoming full-length album. ‘The End’ is more about mood and harmonies than just sheer heaviness, and its power lies more in the intensity of the feel than in the usual Metal music riff-and-drums barrage. So I thought I might as well release it as a single to stick to its unique character.”

This is also a good way to give the fans something to sink their teeth into before Patrick’s new album tentatively scheduled for the fall of 2014 and that he promises will be “100% Progressive Power Shred Metal!”

Soundcloud:

“The End” (music & lyrics: Patrick Hemer)

Produced, mixed and mastered by Patrick Hemer at Twin Figures Studio

Patrick Hemer: guitars, vocals & keyboards
Vinnie Angelo: piano & keyboards
Bruno J.Frank: bass
Herve Chiquet: drums

http://www.patrickhemer.com/
https://www.facebook.com/patrickhemerofficial
https://myspace.com/patrickhemer

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-Kolony Premiere New Music Video “Echoes” On Blank TV + Ondes Chocs

Montreal, QC melodic rock metal outfit Kolony is proud to premiere their new music video “Echoes” internationally on Blank TV and locally on Quebec based Ondes Chocs whom support up and coming Canadian metal.

The video is in promotion of Kolony’s new single, which will be on the band’s upcoming release SLEDGE, slated to be unleashed later this year.

“We are very proud to share this music video with you for our first single ‘Echoes,’ which will be on our upcoming album SLEDGE. The song refers to the ideal of living in perfect unity with the earth, respecting both our human nature and the world we live in. Hope you like it and that you’ll spread the word about Kolony. Thanks for your support,” comments vocalist/guitarist, Reno Benoit.

To view the video, please visit the following links:

Blank TV:
http://www.blanktv.com/index.php/videos/video-premieres/393

Ondes Chocs:
http://ondeschocs.com/echoes-video-officiel-tire-du-prochain-album-de-kolony-intitule-sledge/

YouTube:

To purchase the single, please visit:
http://kolony.bandcamp.com/

About:
Kolony loves fast tempos, melodic vocals and all-around high-octane music with each track coming from the heart and reflecting the way its members think about the world. Boldly combining elements of old school metal, NWBHM, modern metal, and rock, the band set out to write a full-length album at the start of 2013 and have now arrived at its latest record, Sledge due out later this year.

Suffice it to say, heavy metal fans along with the new generation of metalheads and mainstream rock fans will all be able to find themselves in the music of the new album.

For more info on Kolony, please visit the following links:

http://www.kolonymusic.com/
http://www.facebook.com/kolonymusic
http://kolony.bandcamp.com/

EPK:
http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-kolony/

Lineup:
Reno: Vocals, Rythm Guitar
Maxxx: Lead Guitar, Back Vocals
Myk: Bass, Back Vocals
Antony: Drums

R.I.Y.L. = Trivium, Avenged Sevenfold, Black Tide, Bullet For My Valentine, Megadeth, Metallica

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-Kilmara’s Teaser For “Cold Rain” Video

A teaser for the video for the song “Cold Rain” from Spanish heavy metallers Kilmara can be seen at http://youtu.be/wzvlvzBN4yU . The full clip will make its online debut together with the album release of LOVE SONGS AND OTHER NIGHTMARES in March. The video was filmed by Henry Menacho from Kronic Productions ( http://www.kronicproduccions.com/ ).

LOVE SONGS AND OTHER NIGHTMARES was tracked at Grapow Studios with Mr. Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween). The cover artwork for LOVE SONGS AND OTHER NIGHTMARES was done by Canadian artist Jessica Allain ( http://www.jessicaallainart.com/ ), known for his work in digital photo manipulation. Photos by Gina Roma ( http://www.ginaroma.es/ ) from Spain.

Kilmara are:
Christian Wolfgang Kohl – vocals
Jonathan Portillo – guitar
Enrique Torres – guitar
Javier Morillo – drums
Raul Ruiz – bass guitar

Guests on the new album are Dave Imbernön from Enuma Elish on keyboards and Kaleb from young Spanish pagan death metal band Drakum on the violin.

LOVE SONGS AND OTHER NIGHTMARES will probably be the heaviest Kilmara album up to date and finally make the breakthrough on European and International level.

http://www.kilmara.com/
http://www.facebook.com/kilmaraofficial
http://www.youtube.com/user/kilmaraofficial

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-Montreal’s Mire Announce Release of Inward/Outward; Offer Free Download; Music Video “Limitless Pt. 2”

Rising out of Montreal, QC’s vibrant music scene, progressive rock / metal band Mire are proud to announce the official release of their debut album INWARD/OUTWARD on March 18 to follow up their 2010 self-titled EP.

Two years in the making, INWARD/OUTWARD is a 10-track reflection of ideas flying every which way around the recording studio, ranging from cognitive science to a military stint in Afghanistan by guitarist Dave Massicotte.

“We created this with our guts and have dared to explore a less common style of metal where the music is less obvious and sometimes requires the individual to have more than one listen before being able to grasp and really appreciate every musical element,” says guitarist Massicotte of the album. “From big chunky guitar to light piano melody, every song will take you on a different journey and set of emotions.”

The band has released the first music video “Limitless Pt. 2” in support of the album, which can be viewed at the following link:

FREE Download – Soundcloud stream:

FREE Download – Bandcamp stream:
https://mire.bandcamp.com/track/limitless-pt-2

“‘Limitless Pt. 2’ is about waking up from your daily grind to acknowledge the mysticism of your existence. The potential of what mankind is capable of, starts in the hands of its individual subjects — it starts with you. As the title implies, Limitless is an expression of how far you should push your ambitions in all directions to fulfill your own ideal based on your individual experience.” says vocalist JP LaChapelle. “Mire celebrates diversity, because slaving to fit the mold serves another. Enough of us have been sacrificed for a semblance of freedom, and to perfect it takes mad balls. Courage to confront fear every single morning, day and night, live on the edge of your seat at all times and lean forward — goad life to ‘come at you bro.’ Developing your conscience allows you to stretch out the fiber of the NOW and analyze it. Establish objectives; try 10 times in different ways until you succeed. OWN YOUR DESTINY. That’s the passion we felt when we created ‘Limitless’ together.”

INWARD/OUTWARD Track Listing:
1. Complex (7:18)
2. Tyrannicide (5:33)
3. Limitless (Pt. 1) (3:47)
4. Limitless (Pt. 2) (3:22)
5. Convolution (1:23)
6. Beast And The Machine (5:53)
7. Catalan Atlas (5:05)
8. Mantra Cymatic (1:51)
9. Open Circle (5:42)
10. Upheaval (1:19)
Total Length: 41:17

Album Credits:
• All songs performed by: Mire
• All songs written by: Mire
• Produced by: Mire & J.P. Nault
• Mixed by: J.P. Nault
• Mastered by: Ryan Morey
• CD Cover, Album Artwork: Diego Leal

Lineup:
J.P. LaChapelle: Lead Vocals
Dave Massicotte: Guitar & Vocals
Bruno Chouinard: Guitar & Keys
Robbie O’Brien: Bass
Stephane Boileau: Drums

Upcoming Show Dates:
Feb 15, 2014 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda – Show Details
Feb 28, 2014 – Montreal, QC – Live Interview & Performance at MusiquePlus
March 20, 2014 – Montreal, QC – Underworld

For more info, please visit the following links:
http://www.MireMusic.com/
http://www.facebook.com/miremusic
https://twitter.com/MireMusicCan

Album Pre-Order:
http://mire.bandcamp.com/

EPK:
http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-mire-inward-outward-2014-release-date-march-4-2014/

“Their sound is hypnotizing and the lyrics are thought provoking.” – Collectively Beautiful

“Euphoria and excitation; the path chosen by these five musicians is exceptional. Very positive and down to earth” – Journal L’Exemplaire

“They certainly leave their mark. They are a diamond in the rough. The perfect place to be. They certainly bring Prog Rock back and then push it forward to another dimension. Lead singer, J.P. has what it takes to rip your heart or leave a tear hanging desperately on the edge of your eyelash. Mire’s album INWARD/OUTWARD is a damn good start.” – Curtains Up

Discography
2014 – INWARD/OUTWARD – LP
2010 – MIRE (Self-Titled) – EP

Shared Stage w/
Radio Radio, Courage My Love, Frozen Death, Shatters, Dogbus, Mordicus, Mak, Tiny Danza, Dead Citizen, Volume Collective, Far From Reality, Steinbock, Another Fallen Hero, Dance Over All

R.I.Y.L. = Tool, Deftones, A Perfect Circle, Isis, Dredg, Soen, Moist, Porcupine Tree, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against The Machine, Audio Slave, Pink Floyd

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-The Socks: Psychedelic Fuzz Rock Collective Premieres New Track Via The Obelisk

Today, the riff wranglers at The Obelisk, who are celebrating their fifth year of apex underground rock coverage, offer up an exclusive premiere of “Gypsy Lady” from French psychedelic fuzz rock collective and recent Small Stone signees, The Socks!

The fiery new psalm comes by way of The Socks’ self-titled debut full-length. Slated to drop this Spring, THE SOCKS was recorded and mixed by Raphaël Cartellier at Studio Cartellier, France, mastered by Christopher Goosman (Early Man, Sasquatch, Dixie Witch, Solace et al) at Baseline Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and features nine tracks of road-tripping, booze-binging goodness where thick, glassy-eyed jams swell into kaleidoscopic riff torrents, gristly vocal serenades, and hypnotic grooves.

Elaborates The Obelisk of the tune, “Vocalist/guitarist Julien Méret solos fluidly over fellow six-stringer/backing vocalist Nicolas Baud’s keyboard work as drummer Jessy Ensenat sets the march and bassist Vincent Melay runs around and through the riffs in heavy ’70s tradition. If ‘Gypsy Lady’ has anything in common with [recently leaked] ‘Some Kind Of Sorcery’ — other than being the same band on the same album, duh — it’s a righteous slowdown, this one arriving after two minutes into the track’s total five, marked out by insistent wah in the guitar and a classically doomed stomp in the rhythm section, giving way to a screaming lead and tense build back up to the original shuffle. Add to this a potent hook and I’m not sure what else one could reasonably ask of The Socks that they’re not delivering.”

Adds the band, “The atmosphere of ‘Gyspy Lady’ reminds us of a bizarre psychedelic circus, going from a progressive acceleration to one of the darkest parts we’ve done. This song is like a trip through different universes that make it a perfect representation of the album.”

Get trippin’ with “Gypsy Lady,” courtesy of The Obelisk:

http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2014/01/31/the-socks-gypsy-lady-premiere/

Additionally, fans can still check out the video for “Some Kind Of Sorcery” at:

http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2014/01/31/the-socks-psychedelic-fuzz-rock-collective-premieres-new-track-via-the-obelisk/

The Socks are a duel-guitar French foursome formed in Lyon in 2009. Their 2010 EP, entitled SIDE A offered up five well concentrated songs from a band still finding themselves. Inspired by the teachings of Sabbath and Zeppelin, The Socks supported the release by playing with an array of national and international acts, boasting intensely energetic gigs while continuing to develop their style. The next two years drove the band to write darker, heavier songs that were more calculating and less frenetic. The resulting 2012 EP, BEDROCK spouted a pseudo psychedelic, neo-grunge moodiness that proved captivating upon first listen.

The Soda Shop dubbed it “some pretty epic f*cking stoner rock,” while Church Of The Riff opined, “The entire EP shows that The Socks know how to write damn good songs. Everything sounds fleshed out and exciting, without ever getting repetitive or redundant… The riffs, vocal harmonies, tasteful solos, and keyboard work show a band that knows exactly what they are doing.” The record eventually caught the ears of Small Stone Recordings. During the Fall of 2012, The Socks completed their first European tour. Drawing on experience garnered from festivals and gigs alongside Karma To Burn, Red Fang, Truckfighters, Horisont, Mars Red Sky, Black Rainbows, and many others with whom they share various elements while still maintaining a personality all their own, they were instant crowd pleasers. As the band continues to thrust themselves into Europe’s next generation of heavy rock ‘n’ roll beside acts like Abrahma, Deville, Asteroid, Isaak, Black Rainbows, and Mother Of God, Small Stone is pleased to bring their debut full-length to the masses on March 18, 2014. Further info, including preorder links, to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

http://www.thesocks.fr/
http://www.facebook.com/thesocks
http://www.smallstone.com/

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-The Bellicose Minds: Seminal Release From Portland Goth/Punks Reissued Via A389

Noisey Streaming Entire LP

As A389 Recordings prepares for the official re-mastered reissue of THE BUZZ OR HOWL SESSIONS — the out-of-print 2009-released recordings from Portland, Oregon’s The Bellicose Minds — Noisey is now streaming the record.

The Bellicose Minds likes to keep the music dark, and sinister, always throwing cynical thought to the foreground, flowing with a dark, early-’80s Gothic rock edge. Having exposed the rock underworld to an array of independent releases since their incarnation in 2008, THE BUZZ OR HOWL SESSIONS is considered to be some of Bellicose Minds’ core, seminal material by their devout, underworld fan base. Self-citing influences from The Chameleons, The Sound, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, and Danse Society, and of course the rain the Northwest continually brings, the energy and purposefully dated tone of the album bears familial roots to TSOL, Agent Orange, and some of the darker West Coast punk/hardcore acts of the mid-late ’80s, and finds them on a regenerative plateau with contemporary acts like Beastmilk and Alaric. Initially self-released only as a 500-copy run on dubbed cassettes, A389 Recordings will officially re-release the long out-of-print THE BUZZ OR HOWL SESSIONS for the first time ever on vinyl on February 7, in both black and clear color schemes. The initial masters of the record have been completely re-mastered at Audiosiege, and the artwork and layout feature a full redesign.

Sink into the melodic infectiousness of THE BUZZ OR HOWL SESSIONS via Noisey now:

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/listen-to-the-bellicose-minds-buzz-or-howl-sessions

The Bellicose Minds have a plethora of new material written and their next full-length — the follow-up to 2013’s THE SPINE LP — is in the works and will see release through A389 later in 2014. Having toured and performed at key underground punk festivals in North America in the past, new live actions for the band will be choreographed with the release of their new album. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming months.

http://bellicoseminds.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bellicose-Minds/192898540849943
http://www.a389records.com/
https://www.facebook.com/a389recordings
https://twitter.com/a389recordings

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-D.O.A. TO HELL AND BACK Available On DVD March 11th

Four-Camera Footage Of The Legendary Punk Band On Tour In Western Canada Between June 2011 And January 2013

Package Includes Bonus CD Of D.O.A.’s Latest Studio album, WE COME IN PEACE

For the last 35 years, fans around the world have proclaimed D.O.A. to be one of the greatest and most exciting live bands ever. TO HELL AND BACK features 90 minutes of amazing punk rock footage recorded over three nights in western Canada between June 4, 2011 and January 19, 2013, all four-camera shoots.

Led by the Godfather of Hardcore, Joe Sh*thead Keithley, D.O.A. employ their over the top, no holds barred, deafening combo of riffs, politics and humor to a wide collection of older D.O.A. classics, as well as some more recent nuggets. The band rifles through punk classics pulled from albums like SOMETHING BETTER CHANGE, HARDCORE 81, WAR ON 45, and NORTHERN AVENGER.

As a bonus, this package also includes D.O.A.’s latest studio album, WE COME IN PEACE.

“Welcome To Chinatown” – June 2011 – Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
– Police Brutality, 2 + 2, World War 3, General Strike, Race Riot, The Prisoner, Disco Sucks, F*cked Up Stephen

“Cowtown Chaos” – September 2011 – Palomino Club, Calgary AB
– Nazi Training Camp, That’s Why I Am An Atheist, Human Bomb, Marijuana Motherf*cker, Class War, F*ck You, The Prisoner

“Rocky Mountain High” – September 2011 – Canmore Hotel, Canmore AB
– Rebel Kind, Death Machine

“Return To Chinatown” – January 2013 – Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
– We’re Drivin’ To Hell N’ Back, Liar For Hire, I Live In A Car, America The Beautiful, Waiting For You, The Enemy, I Hate You, I’m Right You’re Wrong, Woke Up Screaming, War, D.O.A., Taking Care Of Business, F*cked Up Ronnie

Bonus Footage:
In studio with D.O.A., a close up look at the recording of WE COME IN PEACE

“World War 3” (live)

Pre-Order Link:
http://www.seeofsound.com/p.php?s=MVD6191D

Hi Res Cover Art:

Contact D.O.A. and Sudden Death Records:
Joe Keithley is on Twitter! Follow Joe and the D.O.A. gang on twitter: @DOAJoe

If you have questions or tour/concert suggestions, contact Sudden Death, D.O.A.
on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DOAPUNK
on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/doapunk
or by email at: info@suddendeath.com

Product Details:
SKU: MVD6191D
UPC: 760137619192
Street Date: 03/11/14
PreBook Date: 02/04/14
Run Time: 100 mins.
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: 5.1 SURROUND
Year of Production: 2013

MVD Entertainment Group | 230 Windsor Road | Pottstown | PA | 19464

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-Mount Salem To Release ENDLESS On Metal Blade Records!

Chicago, IL based psychedelic rock/doom act Mount Salem will release their out-of-print ENDLESS EP on February, 28th 2014 via Metal Blade Records in Europe. This version of ENDLESS will include two brand new tracks, and will be made available on vinyl! Fans can stream the third track on the record, “Lucid,” as well as pre-order the album on CD, vinyl, or digitally now at http://www.metalblade.com/mountsalem .

Mount Salem started writing music together in the summer of 2012 and released their first EP, ENDLESS, in the spring of 2013. The band puts a strong emphasis on tone and feeling in both their songs and live performances alike. Most of the band switched from their normal instruments and picked up new ones for this band and the result was much more natural than they had hoped for.

Taking influence from the classics like Black Sabbath and Pentagram, they play loud, heavy rock and roll using all vintage gear. Throwing their own twist of dark and mysterious doom into the music, they invite the listener to step into their sinister realm. The imagery in the lyrics will take you on a ride in which you won’t know whether to be scared or grab a sword and join the battle. “ENDLESS feels like it’s trapped in the nightmarish head-space of a psychic medium on a bad trip” – Mister Growl of MisterGrowl.com

Mount Salem has toured the Midwest, South, and East coasts. Sharing the stage with bands such as Windhand, Weedeater, Bongripper, LO-Pan, Mothership, and Howl, Mount Salem has fit on a wide variety of heavy shows and brings a live act to counter their music. “This is music that creates images, demands attention, and engages all senses.” – Mister Growl of MisterGrowl.com

Mount Salem is:
Emily Kopplin – vocals & organ
Cody Davidson – drums
Mark Hewett – bass
Kyle Morrison – guitars

http://www.facebook.com/mountsalem
http://www.mountsalem.bandcamp.com
http://www.instagram.com/mountsalem

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-Killwhitneydead Pre-Ordering Has Started

Killwhitneydead has begin the pre-order campaign for their new album, SUFFER MY WRATH. Instead of using websites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo to help fund the album the band is choosing to just go the DIY route and allow you, the fans, to simply pre-order the album directly from them. The campaign will run until the end of March. Several campaign exclusive will be available for pre-order including the first ever vinyl edition of their 2006 album, SO PRETTY SO PLASTIC. This exclusive will be printed to demand and not available anywhere else.

The following formats of SUFFER MY WRATH are available for pre-ordering: Deluxe Digital Download, CD, LP, and a special LP set with alternative cover art and colored vinyl.

New merchandise will also be available for adults, children, and toddlers.

You can preview and place pre-orders here:
http://suffermywrath.bigcartel.com/

Album Information:
North Carolina’s Killwhitneydead are ready to unleash their new album, SUFFER MY WRATH. Their first new material since 2007’s NOTHING LESS NOTHING MORE and HELL TO PAY double shot, the 11-track album finds the band at a crossroads. Entering their 12th year of existence, Killwhitneydead’s origins are deeply rooted in the early deathcore scene, but on SUFFER MY WRATH, the group steps away from the genre’s stylistic confines, creating something much more alluring.

Lead vocalist Matt Rudzinski elaborates, “Over the years, we have definitely been pigeonholed as a group and deservedly so, but when Kyle (guitar) handed me this batch of new songs back in 2010 I knew we were going to shake things up for KWD fans. Are we re-inventing the wheel as far as metal is concerned, not really, but are we attempting to shatter expectations of what a new Killwhitneydead record will sound like in 2013? Sure we are, but whether fans will accept that change only time will tell.”

SUFFER MY WRATH was engineered by new guitarist, Kyle Odell (Vanisher, Bloodjinn), and mixed by longtime friend, Jamie King, at his Basement Studios. Having since dropped off the touring circuit back in 2010, the band was allowed the freedom to record the album at their own pace during the past two years and they believe it shows.

No Killwhitneydead album is complete without some of the band’s extended family of fellow musicians also contributing their talents. Line Of Fire’s Shawn Pelata lends his powerhouse melodic vocal style to seven tracks on SUFFER MY WRATH, while guitarist Matt Johnsen (Pharaoh) and singer Justin Reich (Vanisher) also appear on the record. Jonin members Thomas Clark, Todd Houck, and Stuart Smith round out the guest list of performers on the upcoming album.

Track List:
1. A Prelude To War
2. Sound The Alarms
3. Demons Consume
4. Tyrant Enthroned
5. Evil Lives Within
6. Tip Of My Tongue
7. Sugartooth (Mundus Vult Decipi – Part I)
8. Serpents & Lies (Mundus Vult Decipi – Part II)
9. Living Hollow
10. Replicate To Survive
11. The Death Of Celebrity

Not wanting to shock their fans, the band posted an unfinished version of the album which has been available to stream here since June:
http://tribunalrecords.bandcamp.com/album/suffer-my-wrath-previews

http://www.facebook.com/killwhitneydead

Tribunal Records/Divebomb Records
http://www.tribunalrecords.net/
http://twitter.com/tribunalrecords
http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/divebomb-records-563/

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-About Heavy Metal’s “Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1984” list is online at http://glclk.about.com/?zi=1/NYdq .

-The excellent 2012 documentary “Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet” is making the rounds this week and next on Pivot (airing February 12) and on demand. See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2120779/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1a for more.

-The Burning Crows’ new video for “Time,” from BEHIND THE VEIL, is online at http://youtu.be/ucLT6MZdZN0 . Hype: “The future of British rock, featuring Keith Weir (The Quireboys/Def Leppard). Produced by Nick Brine (The Darkness/Bruce Springsteen/Oasis). Exposure Music Award nominees in the categories of ‘Best Live Band’ and ‘Best Rock Song!'” See http://www.theburningcrows.com/ for more.

-There’s a new video message from Exorcism singer Csaba Zekan and drummer Garry King at http://youtu.be/J0BC14w_Tv8 . The band’s debut is due next month via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music.

-The French band Factor Hate has an EP called THE WATCHER out now. Hype: “Factor Hate plays a rather strong, hard and heavy metal music, with main influences which can be found in bands like Accept, Judas Priest, Pretty Maids to name a few, and obviously Alice Cooper.” Track list: “You’re In The Nightmare” (video at http://youtu.be/rQ6DU026mw4 ), “Raise Your Hands,” “Wild As The Wind,” “The Watcher” (video at http://youtu.be/9xinjPIHdfg ). The lineup consists of singer Thierry “The Watcher” Grumiaux, guitarists Olivier “Silver” Landais and Hubert “Hubb” Treynel, bassist Kevin “Kev” Obron, and drummer Pascal “Sharky” Landais. See http://www.facebook.com/factorhate for more.

-Human Fortress has a new lyric video for “Under Siege,” from RAIDED LAND (AFM Records), online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvdOYqwy_-Q .

-Iron Savior’s album teaser / “unofficial” clip for the new song “Burning Heart,” from the upcoming RISE OF THE HERO (AFM Records), is online now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHjE0r3ccyc . The album is due out February 28 in Europe and March 18 in the US.

-There’s a new Killer Dwarfs article/Russ Dwarf interview at http://themusicexpress.ca/killer-dwarfs-nothing-changes-but-the-haircuts/ .

-Kiss’ Paul Stanley will hit the road for book signings, promoting his autobiography “Face the Music: A Life Exposed,” as follows:

4/7 – Barnes & Noble Tribeca, New York, NY
4/8 – Barnes & Noble, Staten Island, NY
4/9 – Bookends, Ridgewood, NJ
4/16 – Barnes & Noble The Grove, Los Angeles, CA
4/17 – Warwick’s, San Diego, CA
4/25 – Jewish Community Center, San Francisco, CA (Q&A and signing)

See http://www.kissonline.com/ , http://www.paulstanley.com/ , and http://www.harpercollins.com/ for more.

-Kissin’ Dynamite will release MEGALOMANIA through AFM Records this Summer. The MEGALOMANIA OVER EUROPE 2014 will then commence as follows:

10/2 – Hirsch, Nürnberg, Germany
10/3 – Masters Of Rock Cafe, Zlin, Czech Republic
10/4 – Hellraiser, Leipzig, Germany
10/9 – Underground, Köln, Germany
10/10 – Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
10/11 – Matrix, Bochum, Germany
10/16 – Viper Room, Wien, Austria
10/17 – Komma, Wörgl, Austria
10/18 – Backstage, München, Germany
10/23 – Maschinenhaus, Berlin, Germany
10/24 – Logo, Hamburg, Germany
10/25 – Bastard Club, Osnabrück, Germany
10/31 – LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
11/8 – De Bosuil, Weert, The Netherlands
11/9 – Baroeg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
11/14 – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
11/15 – Ferrailleur, Nantes, France
11/16 – Tunk, Irun, Spain
11/18 – Acapulco, Gijon, Spain
11/19 – We Rock, Madrid, Spain
11/20 – Porta Caeli, Valladolid, Spain
11/21 – Utopia, Zaragossa, Spain
11/22 – Le Metronum, Toulouse, France

The band will also play the Rock Am Härtsfeldsee 2014 festival, which takes place June 27-28 in Dischingen, Germany. See http://www.rockamhaertsfeldsee.de/ for more on the festival, and see http://www.kissin-dynamite.de/ and http://www.facebook.com/Kissindynamiterocks for more on the band.

-Lord Volture is confirmed for the SOS Festival 2014, set for July 19-20 at the Radcliffe Civic in Radcliffe, UK. Other acts announced so far include Blaze Bayley, Absolva, Savage Messiah, Monument, Exit State, and Wizz Wizzard; see http://www.sosfestival.net/ for more. They will also play the Zeeltje Festival 2014, which takes place August 15-16 in Deest, The Netherlands. Other bands listed so far include Heidevolk, Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering), New Adventures, Yeeehaa, and more; see http://www.festivalzeeltje.nl/ for more. Lord Volture consists of David Marcelis on vocals, Paul Marcelis and Leon Hermans on guitar, Simon Geurts on bass, and Frank Wintermans on drums; hype: “Lord Volture delivers pure and Unpolished Heavy Metal. For fans of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Iced Earth.” Other upcoming live dates:

3/1 – ‘t Hof, Herentals, Belgium
4/4 – Stédsj, Barneveld, The Netherlands – w/ Blaze Bayley
4/18 – Very ‘Eavy Festival, Stadskanaal, The Netherlands
4/26 – Attic Rock Club, Litvínov, Czech Republic
6/6 – Baroeg Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands – w/ Masterplan
6/8 – Limuscene Live, Liempde, The Netherlands
6/13 – De Bogaard, Geel, Belgium
6/20 – Blue Devils Bar, Arras, France
6/21 – Le Gibolin, Saint-Omer, France
7/19 – SOS Festival, Radcliffe, UK
8/15 – “Metalnight” @ Zeeltje Festival, Deest, The Netherlands

See http://www.lordvolture.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/lordvolture for more.

-Messenger’s debut, ILLUSORY BLUES, is due out late in March on Svart Records. Track list: “The Return,” “Piscean Tide,” “Dear Departure,” “The Perpetual Glow Of A Setting Sun,” “Midnight,” “Somniloquist,” “Let The Light In.” Hype: “The musicians had made their names with bands in scenes as far apart as hardcore punk, black metal and ambient music. Tonally; one might recall finding oneself in the same ‘space’ occupied by other architects of sound such as Ulver, The Beatles, Swans, or Pink Floyd. But the stream of sound that emanates from the source of ILLUSORY BLUES is a heaving mass of organic richness; brimmed with intricate sounds that acknowledge the original fathers of experimentation but look forward in creating something new and unique. They dwell equally in the earthly realm of folk music and in the celestial void of progressive psychedelia; but have chanced upon a sound and an experience that sounds like no other.” See http://www.svartrecords.com/ for more.

-Last week Motley Crue held a press conference to announce plans for a farewell tour, and even signed a “Cessation of Touring Agreement” as a way of promising this is truly the end. The tour may last for over two years; the first North American dates — with Alice Cooper opening — have been announced as follows, with tickets available through Ticketmaster and MotleyVIP.com. Dates:

7/2 – Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
7/4 – Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
7/5 – Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
7/6 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
7/8 – Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH
7/9 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO
7/11 – Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
7/12 – INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, KS
7/13 – BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
7/15 – Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX
7/16 – Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX
7/18 – Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM
7/19 – Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
7/21 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
7/22 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
7/23 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
7/25 – Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
7/26 – Sleep County Amphitheatre, Ridgefield, WA
7/27 – White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA
7/29 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Wheatland, CA
7/30 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA
8/1 – USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
8/2 – Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
8/3 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
8/5 – Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, SD
8/6 – Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, IA
8/8 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
8/9 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
8/10 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON
8/12 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
8/13 – First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA
8/15 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL
8/16 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre @ Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA
8/17 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
8/19 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
8/20 – Farm Bureau Live @ Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
8/22 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
8/23 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
8/24 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA
8/26 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
8/27 – Great Allentown Fair, Allentown, PA
8/29 – Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
8/30 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
8/31 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY
10/10 – Chesapeake Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
10/11 – Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX
10/12 – CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, LA
10/14 – KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
10/15 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
10/17 – Seminole Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL
10/19 – Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL
10/21 – Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, SC
10/22 – Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
10/25 – Borgata Event Center, Atlantic City, NJ
10/26 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, CT
10/29 – The OnCenter Complex, Syracuse, NY
11/5 – Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS
11/6 – Landers Center, Southaven, MS
11/9 – iWireless Center, Moline, IL
11/11 – Resch Center, Green Bay, WI
11/12 – Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
11/13 – CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE
11/15 – Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
11/16 – FargoDome, Fargo, ND
11/18 – Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
11/19 – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
11/21 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC

After the tour winds down Vince Neil intends to remain in the music and restaurant businesses, Mick Mars will work on a solo album and a book, Nikki Sixx will focus on Sixx A.M. and a radio show, and Tommy Lee will work on some “big surprises.” Check out a full report, including video of the 60-minute press conference and details of a Motley Crue tribute album featuring country artists and an update on the film version of “The Dirt,” at http://loudwire.com/motley-crue-officially-announce-farewell-tour/ . See http://www.motley.com/ for more.

-Mustasch’s THANK YOU FOR THE DEMON is out now on Gain Records. Track list: “Feared And Hated,” “Thank You For The Demon,” “From Euphoria To Dystopia,” “The Mauler,” “Borderline,” “All My Life,” “Lowlife Highlights,” “I Hate To Dance,” “Don’t Want To Be Who I Am.” Check out the “Feared And Hated” video at http://www.musicbuymail.eu/?i=40019 . Album hype: “Mustasch has an interesting, and completely awesome, sound. Their rhythms and riffs are heavy — as in giant slab of granite heavy, which gives them one foot in the stoner metal territory occupied by bands like The Sword and Orange Goblin, but there’s also a hard rock side to things that brings to mind Motorhead and The Cult (especially in singer/rhythm guitarist Ralf Gyllenhammar’s vocal style and overall presence). They’ve got an overall vibe that’s similar to Volbeat, even though their sound is very different. Mustasch is a band that has all the potential in the world to get huge here if they follow the path Volbeat took in touring relentlessly and winning over new fans one club at a time.” See http://www.mustasch.net/ and https://www.facebook.com/Mustaschofficial for more.

-Axel Rudi Pell’s INTO THE STORM is out now via SPV/Steamhammer. Track list: “The Inquisitorial Procedure,” “Tower Of Lies,” “Long Way To Go,” “Burning Chains,” “When Truth Hurts,” “Changing Times,” “Touching Heaven,” “High Above,” “Hey Hey My My” (Neil Young cover) “Into The Storm.” The limited edition digi-pak version has two bonus tracks: “White Cats (Opus #6 Scivolare)” and “Way To Mandalay” (Blackmore’s Night cover). Check out clips of three songs and an album trailer at http://www.musicbuymail.eu/?i=40032 . Upcoming tour dates:

2/7 – Capitol, Hannover, Germany
2/8 – De Bosuil, Weert, The Netherlands
2/9 – The Garage, London, UK
2/11 – Löwensaal, Nürnberg, Germany
2/12 – Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
2/14 – Kaminwerk, Memmingen, Germany
2/15 – HsD (Gewerkschaftshaus), Erfurt, Germany
2/16 – Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
2/18 – Neue Stadthalle, Langen, Germany
2/19 – Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg, Germany
2/20 – 2/21 – Zeche, Bochum, Germany
7/11 – Bang Your Head Festival, Balingen, Germany (special 25th anniversary show with “Axel Rudi Pell & Friends”)
9/20 – Boerderij, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
9/21 – Essigfabrik, Köln, Germany
9/23 – Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
9/24 – Backstage, München, Germany
9/26 – Szene, Wien, Austria
9/27 – Master Of Rock Cafe, Zlin, Czech Republic
9/28 – Matrix Music Club, Prag, Czech Republic
9/30 – Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany
10/1 – Aladin Music Hall, Bremen, Germany
10/3 – Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
10/4 – Biebob, Vosselaar, Belgium
10/5 – Zeche, Bochum, Germany

See http://www.axel-rudi-pell.de/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/AXEL-RUDI-PELL-OFFICIAL-SITE/427164065301 for more.

-Primal Fear — Ralf Scheepers on vocals, Alex Beyrodt on guitar, Magnus Karlsson on guitar and keyboards, Mat Sinner on bass and vocals, Randy Black on drums — has released the DELIVERING THE BLACK CD/DVD on Frontiers Records. Track list: “King For A Day,” “Rebel Faction,” “When Death Comes Knocking,” “Alive & On Fire,” “Delivering The Black,” “Road To Asylum,” “One Night In December,” “Never Pray For Justice,” “Born With A Broken Heart,” “Inseminoid.” The deluxe edition features two bonus tracks — “Innocent Man” and “Man Without Shadow” — and a DVD with the “When Death Comes Knocking” video, the “King For A Day” video, and a “making of” feature. Hype: “On the heels of the general consensus met by the previous studio album UNBREAKABLE, Primal Fear are only getting better with time and metal fans around the world are acknowledging this. DELIVERING THE BLACK combines the strongest Primal Fear moments ever, with a well-balanced typical Primal Fear trademark riff-vibe, crushing songs and some very ambitious musical journeys. The centerpiece of the album is the two epic tracks ‘When Death Comes Knocking’ and the ten minute opus ‘One Night In December,’ spiced with big orchestral arrangements and complex sound designs. Classic and ultra-fresh Primal Fear riff-rockers like the title track, the album opener ‘King For A Day’ or the groove monsters ‘Alive And On Fire’ and ‘Road To Asylum’ hit the bulls-eye just like the untamed speed killer ‘Rebel Faction.’ The outstanding ballad ‘Born With A Broken Heart’ shows a new side of Primal Fear with an acoustic guitar vibe and the addition of Liv Kristine (Leaves’ Eyes) on backing vocals.” Check out clips of three songs and the video for “When Death Comes Knocking” at http://www.musicbuymail.eu/?i=40075 . See http://www.primalfear.de/ and http://www.facebook.com/PrimalFearOfficial for more.

-Ring Of Fire — featuring singer Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Royal Hunt), guitarist Tony MacAlpine, and keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij (Artension), with a guest rhythm section of bassist Timo Tolkki (Stratovarius) and drummer Jami Huovinen (Sentiment) — has BATTLE OF LENINGRAD out now on Frontiers. Track list: “Mother Russia,” “They’re Calling Your Name,” “Empire,” “Land Of Frozen Tears,” “Firewind,” “Where Angels Play,” “Battle Of Leningrad,” “No Way Out,” “Our World,” “Rain.” Check out clips of all the songs at http://www.musicbuymail.eu/?i=40073 . Hype: “BATTLE OF LENINGRAD is the band’s fourth studio album, coming after a nine-year hiatus — a period which has seen the band members getting involved in other projects, most notably with singer Mark Boals becoming singer for Royal Hunt and Kuprij and MacAlpine touring with Steve Vai, respectively. Ring Of Fire reconvened with Boals, MacAlpine and Kuprij during 2012, when they agreed to work on their unfinished business and develop a new album from the true story of the siege of Leningrad during World War II.” See http://markboalsmusic.com/ for more.

-Stormwarrior’s THUNDER AND STEELE is out now on Massacre Records. Track list: “Thunder And Steele,” “Metal Avenger,” “Sacred Blade,” “Ironborn,” “Steel Crusader,” “Fyres In The Nighte,” “Die By The Hammer,” “Child Of Fyre,” “One Will Surivive,” “Servants Of Metal.” Band and album hype: “Stormwarrior are known worldwide for their unique style combining True Heavy Metal anthems with the concept of Nordic mythology. Hailing from Northern Germany and greatly inspired by the ’80s metal scene, especially the Hamburg Metal godfathers like Helloween and Running Wild, the band was founded by Lars Ramcke. After releasing two demo tapes and playing dozens of live shows, Stormwarrior finally got the attention of one of their all time idols Kai Hansen and recorded their self-titled debut album with him. The album hit the stores in July 2002 and praise from all corners of the globe has been streaming in since then. Successful festival appearances at the Wacken Open (Germany) and a tour with Iron Savior followed. Now, with their new album THUNDER AND STEELE, Stormwarrior are raising the bar once more. Not only staying true to their roots, they managed to evolve their already unequaled musical prowess with the most catchy yet intricate guitar work, earwig-melodies and pushing drum and bass attacks.” Check out clips of three songs at http://www.musicbuymail.eu/?i=40059 , and see http://www.stormwarrior.de/ and https://www.facebook.com/STORMWARRIOR.Official for more.

-The Sweden Rock Festival — set for June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden — announced Ted Nugent has been added to the bill. This will be Terrible Ted’s only European show this year, and he’ll be joined by singer/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, bassist Greg Smith (Alice Cooper, Rainbow), and drummer Mick Brown (Dokken). The rest of the bands announced so far are Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, W.A.S.P., Alter Bridge, Megadeth, Transatlantic, Rob Zombie, Q5, The Rainmakers, Magnum, Queensryche, Emperor, and more. See http://www.swedenrock.com/ for more.

-We Hunt Buffalo is touring Canada right now as follows:

2/19 – Cactus Jacks, Kamloops, BC
2/20 – Elk And Oarsman, Banff, ALB (free show)
2/21 – The Pawn Shop, Edmonton, ALB
2/22 – The Gateway, Calgary, ALB
2/23 – International Beer Haus & Stage, Red Deer, ALB

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

-Within Temptation singer Sharon Den Adel and guitarist Ruud Jolie were recently in New York for an industry dinner; check out Attention Deficit Delirium’s short write-up at http://www.bryanreesman.com/2014/01/30/breaking-bread-with-within-temptation . ADD’s Bryan Reesman also has an interview with Den Adel at http://www.theaquarian.com/2014/01/22/an-interview-with-within-temptation-the-art-of-balance/ .

Thanks to Rizz Graham, Music Buy Mail, Southern Cross PR, Chad Bowar, Connecting Music, Keith Sharp, John Erigo, Axel Wiesenauer, Hawk, and Karen Weston for help gathering some of this information.

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