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Detritus #672: Slash, Tad Morose, Enertia, Iron Savior

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Issue #672
Week of June 15, 2015
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-YES! We have info on the new Enertia album. Can’t wait. – Tim

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-Eagle Rock Entertainment To Release Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators: LIVE AT THE ROXY 9/25/14

DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD, 3LP, And Digital Formats Due On June 16, 2015

[Note: This is old but since the release is out this week, here ya go as a reminder. – Tim]

NEW YORK, NY — On June 16, Eagle Rock Entertainment will simultaneously release LIVE AT THE ROXY 9/25/14 by Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators on DVD, Blu-ray, 3LP, 2CD, and digital formats [Pre-book Order Date May 22, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD, $17.98 2CD, $34.98 3LP].

Shortly after the release of their WORLD ON FIRE album (their second collaborative effort), guitarist extraordinaire Slash took the stage with Myles Kennedy (of Alter Bridge fame) & The Conspirators at the legendary Roxy Theatre on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. A staple of rock history that helped birth countless bands, including Guns N’ Roses, the atmospheric venue gave fans a brilliant opportunity to see the band up close as they delivered a set packed with recent solo tracks, including several from the new album, and classics from Slash’s days with Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver: “Ghost,” “Back From Cali,” “World On Fire,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Anastasia,” “Paradise City,” “Slither,” “Nightrain,” and many more. The intimate setting inspired the band to deliver a scintillating, dynamic performance that is brilliantly captured on LIVE AT THE ROXY 9/25/14.

Slash’s guitar prowess paired with the raw energy of Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators proves a truly potent live force and LIVE AT THE ROXY 9/25/14 sets the benchmark for high octane rock n roll shows!

DVD / Blu-ray track listing:
1) Ghost
2) Nightrain
3) Back From Cali
4) You Could Be Mine
5) Rocket Queen
6) Bent To Fly
7) Starlight
8) You’re A Lie
9) World On Fire
10) Anastasia
11) Sweet Child O’ Mine
12) Slither
13) Paradise City

Bonus Tracks:
(1) Stone Blind
(2) You’re Crazy
(3) Wicked Stone
(4) 30 Years To Life

3LP / 2CD track listing:
1) Ghost
2) Nightrain
3) Halo
4) Back From Cali
5) Stone Blind
6) You Could Be Mine
7) Doctor Alibi
8) You’re Crazy
9) Wicked Stone
10) 30 Years To Life
11) Rocket Queen
12) Bent To Fly
13) Starlight
14) You’re A Lie
15) World On Fire
16) Anastasia
17) Sweet Child O’ Mine
18) Slither
19) Paradise City

Band lineup:
Slash – Guitar
Myles Kennedy – Vocals
Todd Kerns – Bass & Vocals
Brent Fitz – Drums
Frank Sidoris – Guitar & vocals

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-Armored Saint’s New Album, WIN HANDS DOWN, Debuts At #33 on Official German Charts

Prepares For European Festivals

WIN HANDS DOWN is all things Armored, a vintage crush of classic power propelled by a cathartic blast of life in the year 2015. The fan response thus far has been above and beyond all expectations, and first week sales numbers are in! WIN HANDS DOWN has debuted at #33 on the German Official Charts! In the US the album reached #71 on the Billboard Top 200 current album charts! This album sold double what their previous effort LA RAZA sold upon its release in 2010. The complete worldwide chart numbers are listed below.

Germany
#33 German Top 100 Album Chart

United States
#71 Billboard Top 200 Current Albums
#3 Billboard Heat Seeker Chart
#3 Billboard Hard Music Albums
#15 Billboard Rock Albums
#17 Billboard Independent Albums
#52 Billboard Physical Albums
#156 Billboard Digital Albums

Canada
#32 Canadian Hard Music Charts

Currently Armored Saint is preparing for their upcoming European festival shows this summer. See below or head over to http://www.facebook.com/thearmoredsaint for all worldwide tour dates and additional information.

Front man John Bush and bassist Joey Vera, guitarist Phil Sandoval and his brother, drummer Gonzo Sandoval and guitarist Jeff Duncan are five masters of metal that combine to forge one of the genre’s most criminally-unsung forces. Watch the video for the title track and order copies of WIN HANDS DOWN now at http://www.metalblade.com/armoredsaint .

ARMORED SAINT
Worldwide Touring Schedule
19/06 Clisson, FR Hellfest
11/07 Las Vegas, NV Counts’ Vamp’d Rock Bar and Grill
31/07 Wacken, DE Wacken Open Air
02/08 Munich, DE Free & Easy Festival
03/08 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg w/ Queensryche
04/08 Eindhoven, NL Effenaar w/ Queensryche
06/08 London, GB Electric Ballroom w/ Queensryche
07/08 Derby, GB Bloodstock Festival
08/08 Kortrijk, BE Alcatraz Festival
04/12 Hamburg, DE Waterkant X-Mas Bash
05/12 Oberhausen, DE Ruhrpott Metal Meeting

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-DeathDealer Announce European Tour This Summer

Although the forthcoming sophomore release from DeathDealer, HALLOWED GROUND, won’t be arriving until September 11th (via SMG Records), the band — led by ex-Manowar/Dictators guitarist Ross the Boss — will be hitting the road this summer, with a string of Euro dates.

“I cannot wait to hit the stage again and reconnect with all our friends in Europe,” says Ross. “HAIL AND KILL!!”

Also, available at these shows (which runs from July 16th through August 2nd) will be a “DeathDealer Limited Edition Metal Tour Package,” which will contain the following items (housed in a custom printed tin container):

— WARMASTER CD
— Limited Edition T-Shirt (L, XL)
— Patch
— Download card with (3) new DeathDealer songs from the forthcoming HALLOWED GROUND album (the tracks “Break The Silence,” “Plan Of Attack,” and “The Anthem”)

The 13-track CD was mixed and mastered by Stu Marshall at Frontier Studios in Sydney, Australia, and contains massively epic orchestrations, speed metal anthems, and sing-along headbangers as well.

The band — which in addition to Ross is comprised of Sean Peck (Cage, Denner/Shermann), Stu Marshall (Dungeon, Empires Of Eden), Steve Bolognese (Into Eternity), and Mike Davis (Halford, Lizzy Borden) — is fresh off of the Metal All Stars arena tour, and are primed to rock the world with a killer new album and kickass stage show. Get ready to rock!

Tour Dates:
Thursday, July 16th – Waregem, Belgium – Gasolina Rock and Metal Cafe
Friday, July 17th – Tilburg, Holland – Little Devil
Saturday, July 18th – Den Haag, Holland – Musicon
Sunday, July 19th – Roeselare, Belgium – Verlichte Geest
Monday, July 20th – Mulheim, Germany – Gaststatte Rheinpreussen
Wednesday, July 22nd – Osnabruck, Germany – Bastard Club
Thursday, July 23rd – Brande-Hornerkirchen, Germany – HOA Festival
Friday, July 24th – Renchen Germany – Come Inn
Saturday, July 25th – Maasmechelen, Belgium – Meat and Metal Festival @ Jan Hertog
Tuesday, July 28th – Stockholm, Sweden – Gota Kallare
Wednesday, July 29th – Gavle, Sweden – Hardrocks Klubb
Friday, July 31st – Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
Saturday, August 1st – Kierspe-Ronsahl, Germany – Gut Haarbecke, BAAAM Fest
Sunday, August 2nd – Frankfurt, Germany – Spritzehaus

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-Tad Morose Premiere “Your Own Demise” Video Via Metal Underground

NEW YORK CITY — Swedish metal veterans Tad Morose have unleashed the second video for the track “Your Own Demise,” from their upcoming album, ST. DEMONIUS, premiering the clip via Metal Underground. The video can be viewed here:

http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=114372

Directed and filmed by Richard Harryson and edited by ProVid Films, “Your Own Demise” was shot at the Trash Mansion in Bolinas, Sweden.

“‘Your Own Demise” was filmed at the Trash Mansion in Bollnäs,” says Tad Morose main man, Christer “Krunt” Andersson. “It was originally supposed to be recorded at another location with some grand ideas by the director, but although we live in an era with numerous communication tools everything got real messed up and I don’t think anyone really knew what was going on, haha.” He concludes, “Anyway, we picked up the pieces and completed the video in the end — just before the deadline. Pretty chaotic to say the least! Yes, we know it is another ‘performance video’ with no fire breathing dragons, half naked girls, or fire. Nothing fancy at all really, just us performing. But that’s us. METAL! Play it LOUD!”

ST. DEMONIUS, the eighth release from Tad Morose, is set for release in late August via Despotz Records, their second album with the Swedish based upstart label. Recorded throughout March of this year at Claustrophobic Studios in Geffe, Sweden, the album was produced by the band themselves, mixed by singer Ronny Hemlin and Johan Lofberg, and mastered by Per Ryberg at Studio Soundcreation in Bolinas, Sweden.

Related Links:
http://www.tadmorose.se/
http://www.facebook.com/tadmorose

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-Metal Allegiance To Release Self-Titled Debut Album On September 18!

After the recent announcement that Metal Allegiance will be releasing an album of original material, a date has been set for the debut album of the musical collective. The self-titled album is scheduled to be available worldwide on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album features a collection of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal’s most notable performers. Brought together by principal partner Mark Menghi, METAL ALLEGIANCE contains appearances by Philip H. Anselmo, Charlie Benante, Chuck Billy, D. Randall Blythe, Rex Brown, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Phil Demmel, David Ellefson, Alissa White-Gluz, Matthew K. Heafy, Gary Holt, Jamey Jasta, Chris Jericho, Andreas Kisser, Misha Mansoor, Mark Osegueda, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Doug Pinnick, Mike Portnoy, Troy Sanders, Cristina Scabbia, Alex Skolnick, Steve “Zetro” Souza, and Ben Weinman.

“It’s always my pleasure to jam with such esteemed musicians and brothers, and my contribution to this project is further proof of that fact. Hail to all Heavy Metalers the world over!” states Philip H. Anselmo.

Mike Portnoy adds: “I could not be any more excited or proud of the Metal Allegiance album… it’s everything I’ve always dreamed of and hoped for and 100x more!”

From the blistering opening of album starter “Gift Of Pain” to the final notes of closer “Pledge Of Allegiance,” it is clear this collective have created something special. The diversity of the individual tracks is apparent through each musical collaboration. The standard edition CD of METAL ALLEGIANCE will feature the nine original songs. A digi-pak edition will be available that features an all-star tribute to Ronnie James Dio with a cover of his classic song “We Rock” as well as a 45-minute behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the album. A double vinyl version will also be available that will feature all 10 songs as well.

D. Randall Blythe adds: “When Lamb Of God asked Alex Skolnick to rip a guest solo on ASHES OF THE WAKE, it was a big deal to us to have one of the legends of our scene play on our record. Much to my amazement, years later he returned the request, and it’s an even bigger deal to me to be asked on a peer level to contribute to a project with so many stellar players. I was honored to be chosen — ‘Gift Of Pain’ rips! Play it LOUD!”

The track listing for METAL ALLEGIANCE is:

1. Gift Of Pain
(vocals: D. Randall Blythe; lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums: Mike Portnoy; additional lead guitar: Gary Holt)

2. Let Darkness Fall
(vocals: Troy Sanders; lead, rhythm, & acoustic guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums & percussion: Mike Portnoy; additional bass: Mark Menghi & Rex Brown; additional screams: D. Randall Blythe)

3. Can’t Kill The Devil
(vocals: Chuck Billy; lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums: Mike Portnoy; additional lead guitar: Phil Demmel & Andreas Kisser)

4. Dying Song
(vocals: Philip H. Anselmo; lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: Mark Menghi; drums: Mike Portnoy)

5. Scars
(vocals: Mark Osegueda & Cristina Scabbia; lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums: Mike Portnoy)

6. Destination: Nowhere
(vocals: Matthew K. Heafy; lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums: Mike Portnoy; additional lead guitar: Matthew K. Heafy)

7. Wait Until Tomorrow
(vocals: Doug Pinnick & Jamey Jasta; lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums, percussion & additional vocals: Mike Portnoy)

8. Triangulum
I. Creation
II. Evolution
III. Destruction
(lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums: Mike Portnoy; additional lead guitar: Misha Mansoor, Ben Weinman, Charlie Benante, Phil Demmel, Matthew K. Heafy & Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal)

9. Pledge Of Allegiance
(vocals: Mark Osegueda; lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums: Mike Portnoy; additional lead guitar: Charlie Benante, Gary Holt & Andreas Kisser)

10. We Rock (deluxe edition only)
(vocals: Mark Osegueda, Chris Jericho, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Alissa White-Gluz, Chuck Billy, & Steve “Zetro” Souza; lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums: Mike Portnoy; additional lead guitar: Andreas Kisser, Phil Demmel, & Gary Holt)

Stemming from an initial idea in 2011, Metal Allegiance was born as a way to unite a collection of hard rock and heavy metal’s most notable musicians in a setting born under one ideal, a love of music and performing. In 2015, that ideal still holds true and has become the foundation for everything Metal Allegiance; furthered with the release of the upcoming debut album. While the lineup may change, the passion, the energy, and the emotion all remain the same. Metal Allegiance is more than just a record or a concert, it’s an experience and a lifestyle.

Previous participants in Metal Allegiance live events have included: Philip Anselmo / Rex Brown (Pantera), Joey Belladonna / Frank Bello / Charlie Benante / Scott Ian (Anthrax), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Gary Holt / Kerry King / Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Chuck Billy / Alex Skolnick (Testament), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs), and Andreas Kisser (Sepultura) to name a few. These unforgettable events have also spawned surprise appearances by the likes of Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Phil Campbell / Mikkey Dee (Motorhead), Steve Vai, and Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs).

Members
Mike Portnoy (Drums)
David Ellefson (Bass)
Alex Skolnick (Guitars)
Mark Menghi (songwriter)

http://www.metalallegiance.com/
https://instagram.com/metalallegiance/

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-The Rods And Veronica Freeman To Perform At 2015 Dio Day In Cortland, New York

American ’80s heavy metal power trio The Rods featuring special guest vocalist Veronica Freeman “The V” (Benedictum) have announced their performance at the 2015 Dio Day to be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the J.M. McDonald Sports Complex in Cortland, New York.

The Rods band members and The V have released the following statements on the joining of forces for this special show:

(Guitarist David “Rock” Feinstein) – After Ronnie’s untimely passing in 2010, the city of Cortland, in honor of Ronnie, decided to make July 10th, officially DIO DAY. Every year around that time, we celebrate and honor the man that gave us so much good music and inspiration. His talent as a singer, musician, song writer, and producer were unparalleled. The Ronnie James Dio Music Scholarship Fund was started in 2010 and every year a $1,000.00 scholarship is given to a student that is pursuing a career in music. This year our fund raising concert will be held on June 20th, at the J.M. McDonald Sports Complex in Cortland, N.Y. Any donations to this worthy cause are accepted by check or money order, and can be mailed to: The Ronnie James Dio Music Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 533, Cortland, N.Y. 13045 “Keep the Music Alive”

(Drummer / Producer Carl Canedy) – The Rods European shows, which included Veronica Freeman performing a Dio Tribute set, were a huge success. The US fans have been asking if she’d be performing with us in the US. The answer until just now has been “no.” Fortunately for us, and the fans, she’s shooting a video for her new CD, NOW OR NEVER, the following day in NYC which will allow her to perform. The Rods with Veronica performing a Tribute to Ronnie James Dio, at this Dio Day Concert, is truly special for each of us. We’re all proud to be a part of this Memorial Fund event in Ronnie’s name.

(Bassist Garry Bordonaro) – I’m really happy that Veronica is going to be able to perform at our Dio Day show. She is a perfect fit for this celebration, and I think the fans are going to love her!

(Vocalist Veronica Freeman “The V” – Benedictum) – Sure had a blast in Europe with these crazy guys and it was a wish in the back of my head to be able to do Dio Day. Now, it is a reality…! Let’s roll!!

For the latest news, visit the official Dio Day websites:

http://www.diodaycortland.org/
https://www.facebook.com/diodaycortland

The Rods featuring Benedictum’s Veronica Freeman – “The Mob Rules/Heaven And Hell/Stand Up And Shout”

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-Enertia To Release First New Album In A Decade!

Following up on the success of their Divebomb Bootcamp Series re-release last year, entitled VICTIM OF THOUGHT, Enertia returns with their fifth album and first of new material in a decade. PIECE OF THE FACTORY (DIVE083), will be released via Divebomb Records on July 17, 2015.

After working practically non-stop for 11 years, which included rehearsing two to three times a week, 800+ shows in 20+ states, and well over 10,000 CDs sold on six continents, upstate New York pure American Metal band Enertia was at a crossroads. After spending in excess of $25k recording their fourth album, FORCE, with producer Neil Kernon, the band had finally exhausted their bank account and didn’t have the money or resources to properly record their fifth album. It was time for Enertia to regroup.

Fast forward to 2007, after three productive years laying the groundwork for what would become their much anticipated new album, everything had almost disastrously ground to a halt — that is, until bassist Joe Paciolla made up his mind that these recordings had to be completed no matter the cost. In 2011, the band fortuitously happened upon a great studio and in it the remarkable engineer/producer Tim Lynch who was enlisted to help guide Enertia through the completion of the album.

Three additional years of hard work and several hundred hours were spent at The Recording Company in Esperance, NY, where Enertia created the most diverse, infectious, and prolific album of the band’s lengthy career, PIECE OF THE FACTORY.

Enertia is now almost two decades in from the release of their debut EP, LAW OF THREE, and after years of hard work and perseverance it would seem this could their end up being their swan song. Could PIECE OF THE FACTORY be Enertia’s farewell, only time will tell, but delivering the fans an album this powerful indicates they most definitely plan on going out with the biggest bang of their nearly 20-year career.

For Fans Of: Flotsam And Jetsam, Heretic, Testament, Metal Church

Track List:
1. Do It Again
2. Demons Of Silence
3. The Hardest Sorrow
4. Piece Of The Factory
5. Beside You, Beside Me
6. An Old Fashioned Beating
7. Hard To Follow
8. Prisoner
9. Can’t Breathe
10. Letting Go

Stream “Beside You, Beside Me” on YouTube now!

Enertia
http://www.animated-insanity.com/enertia.html
https://www.facebook.com/RealEnertia

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-AFM Records News

Leaves’ Eyes: Artwork And Title Of Upcoming Album revealed! Get Ready For KING OF KINGS!

Hafrsfjord, Norway’s west-coast. A.D. 873. Did you hear what happened?

Leaves’ Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine:

“Harald Hårfagre (c.850-932), remembered by medieval historians as the first king of Norway. The battle of Hafrsfjord is described in the Saga of Harald Hårfagre (Harald Fairhair) in Snorri’s Heimskringla. Harald defeated several petty kings and the battle is considered decisive in the unification of Norway. The seabed in Hafrsfjord hides many secrets and many traces. Moreover, Hafrsfjord is my birthplace. With our upcoming album we would like to take you on a journey through a highly interesting chapter in Scandinavia’s history.

“Those of you who were present at our latest concerts surely noticed that there’s one new song on our set list, ‘Halvdan The Black’ — one chapter of the upcoming album KING OF KINGS! Halvdanr Svarte (c.810-860) was a ninth-century king of Vestfold, Norway. He belonged to the House of Yngling (son of Odin’s line) and was the father of Harald Fairhair. ‘Halvdan The Black’ is just the start of an amazing adventure!

“This production is one unique soundtrack — a brilliant and impressive auditive experience. The album was recorded in Germany, Norway, England, Netherlands, Belarus, and Switzerland. KING OF KINGS is produced by Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio. Outstanding musical colleagues and ensembles have contributed with their guest appearances like the London Voices Choir (‘Lord Of The Rings,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Harry Potter’).

“The fantastic artwork is done by Stefan Heilemann (Lindemann, Nightwish, Epica, Kamelot).

“Dear Fans & Friends — get ready for KING OF KINGS — out September 2015!

“Stay tuned for more news!

“Love,

“Liv / Leaves’ Eyes”

Iron Savior: Live Clips From New DVD Available!

It took German power metallers Iron Savior almost 20 years to release a Live album/DVD. But now it’s finally here: LIVE AT THE FINAL FRONTIER, which includes the full concert recorded in their hometown Hamburg (in January 2015). LIVE AT THE FINAL FRONTIER comes as DVD/2-CD package in digi-pak format and is available in Europe since May 29 (US release date is July 10).

Three official live clips have been made available recently:

“Heavy Metal Never Dies”

“Condition Red”

“Revenge Of The Bride”

Pyogenesis: Cover Artwork Revealed!

After more than 13 years, Pyogenesis will release their new studio album A CENTURY IN THE CURSE OF TIME on August 14, 2015.

The artwork reflects the lyrical theme, which is about the change of 19th century’s society under the influence of industrialization, steam-engine, emerging bourgeoisie, and science fiction literature such as Jules Verne.

Graveworm Slay Bon Jovi Classic On New Album; ASCENDING HATE Will Be Released On June 19!

Fans of the band are well aware that Graveworm are known for their interesting cover versions of pop/rock songs. Their upcoming album ASCENDING HATE is no exception: this time the Italian dark metal force has slaughtered Bon Jovi’s “Runaway.” Check out a snippet of the track here:

“Runaway” can be found on the digi-pak edition as well as on the white double Vinyl.

Just recently, Graveworm had released their new single “Blood/Torture/Death.”

Borealis: New Song “From The Ashes” Available For Streaming!

Canadian dark melodic metallers Borealis are close to unleash their new album PURGATORY, which will drop in Europe on June 19 (JUly 24 in North America). The track “From The Ashes” has been made available for streaming now.

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

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-ColdSpell Signs With Sun Hill Production, New Festival Dates Announced

Swedish hard Rockers ColdSpell signs management and booking deal with Sun Hill Production from Sweden.

The Swedish melodic rock band ColdSpell has been a rising star on the international stages and is one of the headliners at Scotland’s premier Wildfire Festival. And, the band is warming up a US audience as runner-up to Judas Priest at Rock Fest in Wisconsin, USA.

In 2009 they performed at Kirunafestivalen in Sweden and now they are back to give their home supporters the chance to get an exclusive show on Thursday June 25, 2015.

Summer shows 2015

June 25 – Kirunafestivalen, Sweden http://kirunafestivalen.nu/
June 28 – Wildfire Festival, Glasgow/Edinburgh, Scotland, Headliner Sunday http://www.wildfirefestival.co.uk/
July 16 – Pickle Park, Minneapolis, US, w/ Kickin Valentina
July 18 – Rock Fest, Wisconsin, US, Headliner “Next Stage” opening up for Judas Priest http://rock-fest.com/

Their third album FROZEN PARADISE has gained excellent attention all around the world, and has been voted among top 10 lists in the US, Australia, and Greece. During 2014 the band toured US and UK twice, including a set at Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival, as well as a show at Väsby Rock.

ColdSpell is melodic hard rock from Sweden — heavy and melodic with big choruses, edgy guitars, and a big arena sound!

http://www.coldspell.se/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/ColdSpell/164708699316

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-Pure Steel Promotions Update

Pure Legend Records: Nightmare World’s IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME; Limited Vinyl Edition; Cover, Track List, Release Date: July 31, 2015

We are proud to present the debut IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME by the British-based band Nightmare World. Their first EP, NO REGRETS, was released in 2009 and was well received by media and the fans. The recording of the first full album took some time, but now it is here, and it was worth the wait.

After the CD release in May, the album IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME follows in a limited edition of 300 copies with Gatefold on black vinyl. The release date is the July 31, 2015. The pre-order phase starts on July 17, 2015.

On IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME, overwhelming power meets unforgettable hook lines. This is combined with great progressive elements, which creates a mixture you have to love, and with Pete Morten (Threshold, My Soliloquy) Nightmare World’s got an extraordinary singer, whose voice gives the listener goosebumps.

Produced by Karl Groom (Threshold, Edenbridge, DragonForce), and mastered by Peter Van’t Riet (Symphony X, Transatlantic, Epica), Nightmare World’s debut full-length album is melodic heavy metal bliss from start to finish.

Track List:

Side A
1. The Mara
2. In Memoria Di Me
3. The New Crusade
4. No Regrets
5. Defiance

Side B
6. Burden Of Proof
7. The Ever Becoming
8. Damage Report
9. Euphoria

Total Playing Time: 37:48 min

Nightmare World – “In Memoria Di Me” @ Soundcloud

Nightmare World – “Burden Of Proof” @ Soundcloud

Reviews:
True Metal Lives 8,5/10
Dangerdog 4/5
Metal Temple 9/10
Metal To Infinity 85/100

Lineup:
Guitar – Sam Shuttlewood
Vocals – Pete Morten
Guitar – Joey Cleary
Drums – Billy Jeffs
Keys – Nick Clarke
Bass – David Moorcroft

http://www.nightmareworld.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/nightmareworld

Pure Steel Records Signs Sarasin To A Worldwide Deal

The Canadian Metal Band Sarasin from Hamilton signed a worldwide deal with Pure Steel Records.

Band statement:
“Canadian Heavy Metal veterans Sarasin are proud to announce the signing to Pure Steel Records! The band’s first, self-titled CD will be released worldwide with Pure Steel late summer 2016. We are proud to be affiliated to a label that is dedicated to keeping Hard Rock and Metal alive! Very special thank you to Andreas and Stefan at Pure Steel for their belief and enthusiasm!

“Cheers from the boys in Sarasin!!”

Lineup:
Michael Wilson (Bastards Inc) – vocals
Roger Banks (24K , Naro, Jim Gilmour (Saga), Mark St. John (Kiss), Billy Sheehan, Tony Levin, XXX Sublimator) – drums
Les Wheeler (Mystique, Tommy Gunn) – bass
Greg Boileau (Brighton Rock) – guitars

http://www.sarasin.ca/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/SARASIN/155676316805

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-Iron Shield Records To Unleash Steel Raiser’s UNSTOPPABLE On June 26

Steel Raiser Project came to life by an idea of two metal lovers, Gian Luca Rossi and Alfonso Giordano, united in music as in life by a strong friendship, which after a long pause decided in 2007 to start a new adventure: Steel Raiser were born. In 2007 Steel Raiser recorded the first demo. The response was really good, after a few days of the publication of the songs they were contacted by Pure Steel Records which immediately proposed a contract for the publication of the first album. RACE OF STEEL was released a few months later, in 2008, and marks the record debuting of Steel Raiser. After the good results of RACE OF STEEL culminated with the participation to the Swordbrother Festival in Germany the current lineup was starting to take shape in 2009 with the entry of Giuseppe Seminara on guitar, Salvo Pizzimento on bass, and Antonio Portale on drums. After this, the band was playing some concerts in Italy.

In 2013, five years after their debut, is released the second studio album, REGENERATION, also published by the German label Pure Steel Records. In November 2014, the third work (titled UNSTOPPABLE) is ready and is waiting to be published, accompanied by the second official video. The first, “Love Is Unfair,” came out in 2013 to promote the second album. After two years Steel Raiser is back with a new studio album released by Iron Shield Records and titled UNSTOPPABLE. The CD is one time more a real Heavy Metal album influenced by heroes like Judas Priest. Up-tempo songs are changing with more melodic stuff, but catchy and heavy!

Track List:
1. Inexorable
2. Decapitator
3. Fast As The Light
4. Scent Of Madness
5. Dreaming Of You
6. Thousand Blades
7. Unstoppable
8. Mole Breaker
9. The Last Tears
10. Scent Of Madness
Total playtime: 42:50

Members:
vocals – Alfonso Giordano
guitars – Gian Luca Rossi
guitars – Giuseppe Seminara
bass – Salvo Pizzimento
drums – Antonio Portale

Discography:
2007 – GLORIA PERPETUA (Demo)
2008 – RACE OF STEEL (full-length)
2013 – REGENERATION (full-length)

http://www.facebook.com/SteelRaiserOfficial
http://www.reverbnation.com/steelraiser
http://www.myspace.com/steelraiser
http://www.lastfm.de/music/Steel+Raiser

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-Out Now! Vancouver Anthem Thrashers Titans Eve Unleash New Album CHASING THE DEVIL

Vancouver thrashers Titans Eve’s third full-length CHASING THE DEVIL, featuring seven stadium-esque sing-along thrash anthems including fan faves “War Path” and “The Grind” plus the band’s epic instrumental “Stranded,” is OUT NOW! Engineered by Eric Mosher (AC/DC, Buckcherry) plus mastered by Jeff Waters of Annihilator, CHASING THE DEVIL is an evolution from the band’s previous releases, 2011’s THE DIVINE EQUAL and 2012’s LIFE APOCALYPSE, that took the band touring across North America and Europe where they shared the stage with Korn, Anvil, Kill Devil Hill, Arch Enemy, and Voivod among many others.

“Introducing our new album CHASING THE DEVIL!!!! Enjoy it my metal brothers and sisters, We are proud of it! See ya on tour! We will be hitting the road to bring this headbanger to your doorstep so follow us for dates to be announced soon. In the meantime, play it loud and share with your your fellow metal heads,” comments vocalist / guitarist Brian Gamblin.

CHASING THE DEVIL is streaming at https://soundcloud.com/titanseve/sets/chasing-the-devil/ and http://titanseve.bandcamp.com/album/chasing-the-devil-2 , and can be purchased digitally and on CD at iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, and CD Baby.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/chasing-the-devil/id982092949
http://titanseve.bandcamp.com/album/chasing-the-devil-2
http://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Devil-Titans-Eve/dp/B00VN57XS8/
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/titanseve3

Show Dates:
Aug 14 – Vancouver, BC – Astoria

Track Listing: CHASING THE DEVIL
1. We Defy
2. War Path
3. No Kingdom
4. Another Day
5. Chasing The Devil
6. The Grind
7. Stranded (instrumental)
8. The Endless Light

“Vancouver thrash/doom metal act unleashes a monster with its third album. Tightly woven tunes are delivered with blistering power, channeling the best of their influences, which range from early era thrash (Metallica, Exodus, Judas Priest) to modern day grind and prog metal (Mastodon). If 2012’s LIFE APOCALYPSE was about confronting your demons, CHASING THE DEVIL is about grabbing the beast by the horns. Highlight tracks: ‘No Kingdom,’ ‘The Grind'” – Vancouver Sun

“Titans Eve are one of the best bands to come out of my home town, Vancouver!” – Michael Livan – The Metal Meltdown – CJSF 90.1 FM

“On its third full-length release, CHASING THE DEVIL, the band, consisting of brothers Brian (guitar, vocals) and Kyle Gamblin (guitar), Jesse Hord (bass) and Casey Ory (drums), continues its unique brand of modern metal. Combining ’80s thrash-isms, modern metal passages, touches of NWOBHM, and generous amounts of Thin Lizzy/Iron Maiden-inspired harmonized guitar leads, Titans Eve cull these elements together with a vibrant approach. CHASING THE DEVIL’s eight tracks are compact and concise, decorated with huge, chantable choruses.” – Bravewords

“Titans Eve have conquered their local scene convincingly, and have put their boots into thicker mud, venturing across their native Canada. Touring with bigger names, in support fashion, hungry to belong in the next level. CHASING THE DEVIL will be a sharp weapon to help them carve up the competition. Shepherd Says – 8/10 – Hey, I put them side by side with the giant and it felt like they weathered that barrage. Titans Eve is earning their way up the ladder.” – We Love Metal

“…they’ve certainly stepped it up on their forthcoming album. The band’s concept is good, as they blend equal portions of thrash from bands such as Annihilator and Exodus with the progressive stoner groove of Mastodon and Meshuggah… Each element of the band works in unison as classic melodies and solos are placed side-by-side with meaty chugging and gravely outer-space vocals.” – Flink.TO

“They blend classic heavy, power, and thrash metal with a dose of modern intensity, yet temper it with melody harmony for persuasive, interesting, and entertaining results. Recommended.” – Danger Dog Music Reviews

“CHASING THE DEVIL presents us a modern thrash template that can be as melodic as it is ferocious.” – Dead Rhetoric

“This is the third full-length album of the band and I wonder why they have not been signed by any label. Coming from Vancouver, Canada, these guys forged a very interesting and unique form of thrash metal with modern elements here and there, and high doses of technique at instrumentation.” – Zombie Ritual Zine

“CHASING THE DEVIL’s 8 tracks stick to a ferocious mid paced thrash sound, with a touch of modern metal. The dual guitar team displays not just tasty riffs but intertwining dual harmonies, which sometimes call the mighty Iron Maiden to mind, as well as settling into a deep comfortable groove when called for. Add in the down low and percussion and you’ve got one hell of a sound.” – True Metal Lives

“This is my third time reviewing a Titans Eve release and once again I’m not disappointed.” – Metal France

Lineup:
Brian Gamblin – Lead Vocals / Guitar
Kyle Gamblin – Vocals / Guitar
Jesse Hord – Bass / Backing Vocals
Casey Ory – Drums

For more info, please visit the following links:
http://www.titanseve.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Titans-Eve/53568260495
http://www.twitter.com/titanseve

http://titanseve.bandcamp.com

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-SayWeCanFly Talks 2015 Vans Warped Tour

TORONTO — Braden Barrie will add the 2015 Vans Warped Tour to his musical project SayWeCanFly’s long list of accomplishments, as he joins the summer massive music festival this week.

“Playing the entire Vans Warped Tour has been a goal of mine for many years,” said Barrie. “It’s something I’ve kept in my mind almost every day since I knew it existed, so it’s incredible to know it’s about to become a reality and an accomplishment.”

Barrie, who has played a couple one-off Vans Warped Tour dates in the past, will appear every day in the Acoustic Basement Tent.

“I’m really stoked because everything is so intimate and I can literally have face-to-conversations with the kids during my set,” Barrie said. “I think everyone will enjoy the closeness. It will be fun for me to work my butt off to pack as many people into the tent as possible too. My goal is to fill it to capacity every day — and then some.”

Barrie has been supporting his debut full-length, BETWEEN THE ROSES, with headline and support dates across the country and overseas since its release earlier this year. The album, which received a Deluxe Edition release via Barrie’s own PureWolf just in time for the tour, debuted at # 14 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and #5 on iTunes singer/songwriter chart. Additionally, SayWeCanFly became a featured artist on MTVHits’ “Fresh Faces” and won MTVU’s “The Freshmen” competition with the first single, “Song Of The Sparrow.”

At just 20 years old, Barrie offers a remarkable maturity, expressing raw feelings and offering a sense of hope, inspiration and understanding that fans of all ages can relate to. Much of SayWeCanFly’s early success can be attributed to Barrie’s strong social media presence and deep connection with his fans.

“I think what I will remember most about my first full Warped Tour is knowing the reason I was offered the tour in the first place is because so many kids requested that I be there,” Barrie said. “That in itself makes every moment worth it. For me, personally, it’s a chance to hang out with the people who have helped push SayWeCanFly to where it is now, and understand the heartbreak I write about. It feels like such a family, even though there are so many different elements to it. I have so much respect for Kevin Lyman along with everyone else involved for keeping it running so successfully for so many years.”

With set times varying daily, Barrie has come up with a unique way to let fans know when to check out SayWeCanFly’s set. “Fans can swing by the SayWeCanFly merch tent early in the day and pick up a few flyers with my set time listed on it to hand out or post around the venue,” he said. “In return, they will be offered a free piece of merchandise. I thought that would be a cool way to get people involved and spread daily awareness.”

Always accessible to fans, Barrie will be doing meet and greets a minimum of once a day and will also teach a class on being an independent artist for the Entertainment Institute. “I’m stoked about this because it gives kids a chance to have some one-on-one time and ask any questions they may have about the business side of things, which is something I’ve always paid close attention to as I’ve worked on building this project,” said Barrie.

There also plans to shoot select dates for an innovative music video involving SayWeCanFly’s fans singing along with Barrie.

“I really want to maximize the opportunity I have to make as many people a part of my experience this summer as possible, and capture the realness of it all. I’m most looking forward to making new friends and meeting so many of my social media followers in person. I think we already feel very close to each other because I spend so much time on social media making sure we are always connected.”

Vans Warped Tour dates featuring SayWeCanFly are as follow:

June 19 – Pomona Fairplex, Pomona, CA
June 20 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
June 21 – Seaside Park – Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA
June 23 – Quail Run Park, Mesa, AZ
June 24 – Isleta Amphitheatre, Albuquerque, NM
June 25 – Remington Park, Oklahoma City, OK
June 26 – NRG Park Main St Yellow Lot, Houston, TX
June 27 – Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX
June 28 – AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
July 1 – The Fairgrounds Nashville, Nashville, TN
July 2 – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
July 3 – Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, FL
July 4 – Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the So Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach, FL
July 5 – Tinker Field, Orlando, FL
July 6 – Tailgaters Festival Grounds, Jacksonville, FL
July 7 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
July 8 – Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, VA
July 9 – First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
July 10 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
July 11 – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Wantagh, NY
July 12 – Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, CT
July 14 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA
July 15 – Darien Lake PAC, Darien Center, NY
July 16 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
July 17 – Molson Canadian Amphtheatre, Toronto, ON
July 18 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
July 19 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
July 21 – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA
July 23 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
July 24 – The Palace of Auburn Hills Parking Lot, Detroit, MI
July 25 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
July 26 – Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN
July 27 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO
July 28 – Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI
July 29 – Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
July 30 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS
August 1 – Utah State Park, Salt Lake City, UT
August 2 – Pepso Center Parking Lot, Denver, CO
August 5 – Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot, San Diego, CA
August 7 – Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR
August 8 – White River Amphitheater, Auburn, WA

http://www.saywecanfly.net/
http://www.facebook.com/saywecanfly
http://www.twitter.com/saywecanfly
http://www.instagram.com/saywecanfly
http://www.youtube.com/saywecanfly

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-About Heavy Metal’s list of 2001’s best heavy metal CDs is online at http://heavymetal.about.com/od/toppicks/tp/2001bestheavymetalcds.htm .

-The Black Veil Brides won “Best Live Band” at the Relentless! Kerrang! 2015 Awards. The band’s new live DVD/Blu-ray ALIVE AND BURNING is out July 10; check out the clip for “Faithless” at https://youtu.be/Kv6rBguQQ4Q . See http://www.blackveilbrides.net/ and http://www.aliveandburning.com/ for more.

-Metal Blade Europe’s vinyl reissues of Cirith Ungol’s FROST AND FIRE (1981), KING OF THE DEAD (1984), and ONE FOOT IN HELL (1986) are out this week.

-Dew-Scented — the “German/Dutch Thrash commando” unit — has INTERMINATION out now on Metal Blade. Check out various ordering options and the first single “On A Collision Course” at http://www.metalblade.com/dewscented , second single “Affect Gravity” at https://soundcloud.com/metalbladerecords/dew-scented-affect-gravity , and the lyric video for the new third single “Ode To Extinction” at http://www.rockhard.de/news/newsarchiv/newsansicht/40868-dew-scented-feiern-songpremiere-von-ode-to-extinction.html . The band — Leif Jensen on vocals, Marvin Vriesde and Rory Hansen on guitar, Joost van der Graaf on bass, and Koen Herfst on drums — will be joined by Angelus Apatrida, No Return, and Heboidophrenie on the European “Thrash Mercenaries” tour in October as follows:

10/15 – Glaz’art, Paris, France
10/16 – Rock Your Brain Festival, Selestat, France
10/17 – Sputnikhalle, Münster, Germany
10/18 – Naxt Stage, Almelo, Netherlands
10/19 – De Verlichte Gees, Roeselare, Belgium
10/20 – Vortex Club, Siegen, Germany
10/21 – Bambi Galore, Hamburg, Germany
10/22 – K17, Berlin, Germany
10/23 – From Hell Club, Erfurt, Germany
10/24 – Hirsch, Nürnberg, Germany
10/25 – PMK, Innsbruck, Austria
10/26 – Dürer Kert, Budapest, Hungary
10/27 – Nová Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republic
10/28 – Explosiv, Graz, Austria
10/29 – Komplex Club, Zürich, Switzerland
10/30 – CCO, Lyon, France
10/31 – Hell’Oween Festival, Saintes, France

See http://www.dew-scented.net/ , https://www.facebook.com/dewscented , and https://twitter.com/dewscented for more.

-The complete lineup for the Dio Day benefit concert, set for June 20 at the J.M. McDonald Sports Complex in Cortland, NY, is: Jim VanDeuson, Blue Monday, The Starmer Brothers, Timeline (Blues Brothers Revue), Black & Blue (Dan Austin, Rick Schell), The Cafferty Band, The Blind Spots, Tailor Made, The Rods featuring Veronica Freeman, Sons Of Sabbath. See http://www.diodaycortland.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/diodaycortland for more.

-Epica received the Music Export Award at this year’s edition of the Buma Rocks. Nuclear Blast announced the award “is given to the Dutch metal act with the most international success in the past year.” See http://www.epica.nl/ for more.

-Exorcism’s new lyric video for “Virtual Freedom,” from the new WORLD IN SIN EP, is online at https://youtu.be/ElLuiELLnSo . The band is working on a new full-length album for release later this year. See http://www.exorcism13.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/exorcismband for more.

-The Seattle thrash band Fallen Angels — Bradzilla on vocals, Erik Hanson and Matt Be Roth on guitars, Carl Larsson on bass, and Steve Spitzbart on drums — is premiering the track “Nightmare” through BraveWords.com at http://bravewords.com/news/fallen-angels-nightmare-song-produced-by-michael-rosen-streaming . The track comes from the band’s upcoming third album, WORLD IN DECAY, which was produced by Grammy-winning Michael Rosen (Forbidden, Testament, Death Angel, Flotsam And Jetsam, Tesla, Vicious Rumors) and is due out August 4 on Cyberdyne Records. Track list: “The Hammer’s Blow,” “Nightmare,” “Forsaken Existence,” “Leading The Blind,” “Fire At Eden’s Gate,” “Into The Abyss,” “The Hour Of The Time,” “Mortis Ex Machina.” Hype: “Capturing the classic thrash sound of the Big Four in their prime; early Metallica, Testament, Slayer, and Megadeth as well as lesser-known cult heroes Exodus, Annihilator, Forbidden, and Havok. Fallen Angels is influenced by a wide range of ’80s thrash as well as classic metal from the ’70s and ’80s. The band combines these elements in a fresh, modern-sounding album with the explosive riffs and solos that one might have expected to hear on the radio around 1989. Fallen Angels is a band that thrash fans and more classic metal-oriented fans can agree on because the music is catchy but also very aggressive.” See http://www.fallenangelsthrashband.com/ for more.

-There’s a “5 Questions With…” feature on Graveyard Shifters, with singer J. Matilainen, online now at http://heavymetal.about.com/od/interviews/fl/5-Questions-With-Graveyard-Shifters.htm . Read about some “Nut cracking punk’n’roll from Finland!”

-Helloween’s MY GOD-GIVEN RIGHT entered the charts as follows: Czech Republic #3, Finland #5, Germany #8, UK #8 (rock charts), Japan #9, Austria #13, Switzerland #14, Spain #21, Sweden #22 (#2 rock/metal), Italy #42, France #44, Netherlands #73, Belgium #93, UK #116. See http://www.helloween.org/ for more.

-Karthago Records announced the pre-order phase for two releases, Caress – THE RETURN OF THE BEAST and Sacrilege – ASHES TO ASHES, runs until June 26. During the pre-order phase you can save 1 Euro by ordering from the webshop links, at http://www.puresteel-shop.com/CARESS-The-Return-Of-The-Beast_1 and http://www.puresteel-shop.com/SACRILEGE-Ashes-To-Ashes_1 , respectively. THE RETURN OF THE BEAST track list: “Our Rights,” “The Ritual,” “United Power,” “The Return Of The Beast,” “Piece Of Action,” “Liberty For All,” “Ragamuffin Blues,” “Outsider,” “Book Of Dreams,” “Into The Night” (instrumental). ASHES TO ASHES track list: “The Traveller,” “The Dawn It Dies,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll With The Devil,” “Condemned,” “The Ruler,” “Feeding On The Humans,” “The Fight Back,” “Rulers And Destructors,” “Ascention,” “Help,” “Ashes To Ashes,” “The Unknown Soldier,” “Gates Of Hell,” “Evolution.”

-In the wake of Sir Christopher Lee’s passing last week, we were directed to a funny and cool Kerrang! piece from late last year: http://www.kerrang.com/25296/7-metal-songs-sir-christopher-lee-need-hear-right-now/

-About Heavy Metal has a new interview with Lucifer vocalist Johanna Sadonis. Read about their “’70s heavy rock and heavy doom” now at http://heavymetal.about.com/od/interviews/fl/Lucifer-Interview.htm .

-Through July 15, Metallica — in conjunction with ESPN and Circuit of the Americas — is selling downloads of its June 6 show from the X Games in Austin, TX for only $5.00, with all proceeds being donated to the Central Texas Red Cross ( http://www.redcross.org/tx/austin ). Available formats include MP3, CD-Quality ALAC (Apple Lossless) and High-Def ALAC-HD (24 Bit HD-Audio). The set list from the 95-minute show: “Fuel,” “For Whom The Bell Tolls,” “Metal Militia,” “Sad But True,” bass solo,” “Welcome Home (Sanitarium),” “Cyanide,” “One,” “Master Of Puppets,” “Battery,” Kirk solo, “Fade To Black,” “Enter Sandman,” “Creeping Death,” “Whiplash,” “Seek & Destroy.” Check out all the details at LiveMetallica.com. The site is also now offering $19.81 live CDs of the band’s May 29th Rock im Revier show at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and May 31st Rockavaria show at Olympiapark Munchen in Munich, Germany — these shows include such rarities as “The Unforgiven II” and “The Frayed Ends Of Sanity” — as well as a whopping 50-CD (!) boxed set of 25 shows recorded in Australia and New Zealand in 2010 and 2013.

-Neal Morse’s 2007 solo “acoustic folk classic” album SONGS FROM THE HIGHWAY is the Weekly Featured Product at Radiant Records. Background: “Recorded in January of 2007 with only one acoustic guitar and one vocal mic, this is some freshest, most intimate and different stuff that you’ve ever heard from Neal. And the songs are amazing. There are some real classics on this one. From the touching ‘There is Nothin’ God Can’t Change’ to the haunting ‘That Crutch’ to the amusing qualities of ‘The Talking Mega-Church Blues,’ this is a CD that will speak to you for a lifetime. Track list: “Isaiah 60,” “There Is Nothin’ That God Can’t Change,” “That Crutch,” “I Dreamed Of A River,” “Talking Mega-Church Blues,” “You Can Be Delivered,” “Resurrection Ground,” “What He’s Done For Me,” “Prayer For Germany,” “Make Me A Dishwasher,” “Pierce My Heart,” “Maybe If We Praise Him.” See http://www.radiantrecords.com/products/241-songs-from-the-highway.aspx for more.

-Check out “Thunder & Lightning,” from Motorhead’s upcoming BAD MAGIC, at https://youtu.be/4hNQxMqZLbM .

-New Jacobin Club — dubbed “Canadian gothic shock rockers” — has a new video for “Into The Fire” premiering in conjunction with horror magazine Rue Morgue, at http://www.rue-morgue.com/#!Watch-the-newest-video-from-horror-punk-cabaret-THE-NEW-JACOBIN-CLUB/cjds/557b57380cf2c5991af4c928 . The video and song feature guest backing vocals from Rob Corpse Eater, “from the legendary Western Canadian grind act Bob & Rob’s Corpse Eating Service.” Hype on the video: “With lots of imagery that includes a goat skull belly dancer waving flaming swords in a lake, bloody walls in an abandoned house, a demonic horned princess, authentic 120-year-old surgical tools, third-degree burns, plus lots of bleeding faces and mouths. This is one video you won’t want to miss!” Check out http://www.newjacobinclubmusic.com/ for a free download of the song, and http://www.facebook.com/newjacobinclub for artwork giveaways. The track comes from SOLDIERS OF THE MARK, released last year.

-This year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has Slayer, King Diamond, Hellyeah, and The Devil Wears Prada on the main stage, and Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange, and Kissing Candice on the Victory Records stage. Dates:

6/26 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA
6/27 – San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, CA
6/28 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
6/30 – White River Amphitheater, Auburn, WA
7/1 – Ford Idaho Center, Nampa, ID
7/3 – Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
7/4 – Isleta Amphitheatre, Albuquerque, NM
7/5 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
7/7 – Harrah’s Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, IA
7/8 – Eagle’s Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
7/10 – Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
7/11 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
7/12 – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
7/15 – TD Echo Beach, Toronto, ON
7/17 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
7/18 – First Niagara Bank Amphitheater, Burgettstown, PA
7/19 – Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, CT
7/21 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
7/22 – Erie Insurance Arena, Erie, PA
7/24 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
7/25 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA
7/26 – Nikon Theater At Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
7/29 – Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
7/31 – Alamo City Music Hall, San Antonio, TX
8/1 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX
8/2 – Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX

See http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/ for more.

-Rush is on the cover of Rolling Stone. The blurb: “For the in-depth, career-spanning cover story, senior writer Brian Hiatt trailed the band to early tour rehearsals in Los Angeles and soundchecks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, interviewing Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, and Alex Lifeson about their lives and careers, from their childhoods to their ’80s evolution to the recording of 2012’s CLOCKWORK ANGELS.” Read the full story at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/from-rush-with-love-cover-story-20150616 .

-Check out the trailer for Slash’s new live release at https://youtu.be/SHlz9tLd4G0 , and the video for “Bent To Fly” at http://www.musicbuymail.eu/?i=42216 .

-The “Metal Eagle Edition” of Slayer’s upcoming REPENTLESS is limited to 3,000 copies globally and is only available via mail order. Details: “Made of aluminum alloy, measuring 15″ X 17″ X 3″ and weighing in at a hefty 7.8 pounds, the Metal Eagle Edition will house a deluxe digi-pak of the new REPENTLESS CD plus bonus material.” The box includes the deluxe digi-pak CD, Blu-ray and DVD including the band’s live set at Wacken 2014 and an album “making-of” documentary, a CD of the Wacken show, a fold-out poster, an album sticker, and a numbered certificate. See http://www.slayer.net/ for more and order at http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/products/tontraeger/cd/cd-boxset/slayer-repentless-metal-eagle-edition.html .

-The release of Watchmen’s NOWHERE TO RUN (Z Records) has been delayed to July 17, but the video for the title track is online now at https://youtu.be/18HvkBT3Kh0. See http://www.z-records.com/ , http://www.zrecords.net/ , and http://www.facebook.com/zrecordsrocks for more.

Thanks to Kayos Productions, Music Buy Mail, Rock Cellar Magazine, Axel Wiesenauer, Mark Alger, Jon Asher, Chad Bowar, JLB, and Hawk for help gathering some of this information.

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