Archive for August, 2011

HAVEN DENIED – New Album Out On September 9; Video Teaser Available

Portuguese act HAVEN DENIED‘s new album entitled “Illusions – Beneath Truth And Lie” will be released via SG Records on next September 9. You can watch the clip below for it’s first teaser.

In the meantime the band has two live performances scheduled in Portugal:

03/09/11 21:30 HAVEN DENIED UNPLUGGED FNAC Braga Braga
10/09/11 21:30 HAVEN DENIED UNPLUGGED FNAC Guimarães Guimarães


DEATHSTARS – Band Is RAMMSTEIN’s Support In Europe

DEATHSTARS will be supporting for RAMMSTEIN on it’s 2011 “Made In Germany 1995-2011” tour. Commented vocalist Andreas “Whiplasher Bernadotte” Bergh:

“It’s, of course, a fantastic thing to go on tour with a brilliant band like RAMMSTEIN. “We are eager to hit the stages in Europe to spread the raw dark power of DEATHSTARS. It’s simply a great package.”

Check out the “Made In Germany 1995-2011” dates below:

2011-11-06 SK Bratislava Zimny Stadion Ondreja Nepelu
2011-11-08 CR Zagreb Arena
2011-11-10 HU Budapest Sportarena
2011-11-12 CZ Prague O2 Arena
2011-11-14 PL Gdanks/Sopot Ergo Arena
2011-11-15 PL Gdanks/Sopot Ergo Arena
2011-11-17 D Leipzig Arena
2011-11-18 D Leipzig Arena
2011-11-20 D Munich Olympiahalle
2011-11-21 D Friedrichshafen Rothaus Halle
2011-11-23 A Vienna Stadthalle
2011-11-25 D Berlin O2 World
2011-11-26 D Berlin O2 World
2011-11-28 D Hamburg O2 World
2011-11-29 D Bremen Arena
2011-12-01 F Strasbourg Zénith
2011-12-02 LUX Luxembourg Rockhal
2011-12-04 D Dusseldorf ISS Dome
2011-12-05 D Dusseldorf ISS Dome
2011-12-06 D Dusseldorf ISS Dome
2011-12-08 D Frankfurt a. M. Festhalle
2011-12-09 D Frankfurt a. M. Festhalle
2011-12-10 D Stuttgart Schleyer-Halle
2011-12-12 CH Zurich Hallenstadion
2012-02-06 LT Kaunas Zalgiris Arena
2012-02-07 LV Riga Arena
2012-02-10 RU Moscow Sport Complex Olympiski
2012-02-11 RU Moscow Sport Complex Olympiski
2012-02-13 RU St. Petersburg Sport Concert Complex
2012-02-15 FI Helsinki Hartwall Areena
2012-02-17 SE Stockholm Ericsson Globe Arena
2012-02-19 NO Oslo Vallhall
2012-02-21 DK Copenhagen Forum
2012-02-22 DK Herning Jyske Bank Boxen
2012-02-24 GB London The O2 Arena
2012-02-25 GB Birmingham LG Arena
2012-02-27 IE Dublin The O2
2012-02-29 GB Newcastle Metro Arena
2012-03-01 GB Manchester MEN Arena
2012-03-02 GB Nottingham Capital FM Arena
2012-03-04 NL Rotterdam Ahoy
2012-03-06 FR Paris Bercy
2012-03-07 FR Paris Bercy
2012-03-08 BE Antwerp Sportpalais


NOVEMBERS DOOM – Band Seeks New Drummer

NOVEMBERS DOOM has parted ways with drummer Sasha Horn. The band released the following statement:

“For once this isn’t your typical ‘musical differences’ excuse; this is simply due to distance and Sasha’s pursuit and focus in other directions, it became clear to all of us, he was no longer able to contribute the same dedication to NOVEMBERS DOOM as the rest of the band. We wish Sasha the best in his future endeavors.

“As for the future of NOVEMBERS DOOM, we are currently seeking to fill this position. Anyone interested in this opportunity can contact us through drummer@novembersdoom.com. Several projects are already in the works, and [while] it’s too soon for any formal announcements, we can assure you, NOVEMBERS DOOM’s best days are yet to come.”

The video for “What Could Have Been”, which features a guest appearance by Dutch singer Anneke Van Giersbergen (AGUA DE ANNIQUETHE GATHERING), can be watched below. The song comes off the bands album“Aphotic”, released on May 10 via The End Records.


FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE – Cristiano Trionfera Live Interview Tonight at SOS METAL RADIO SHOW, Portugal

Tonight, at SOS METAL RADIO SHOW from Portugal, CRISTIANO TRIONFERA, from Italian brutal/symphonic act FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will be interviewed live by the shows hosts Filipe “Mj.iMpErAtOrE” Marta, Bruno Marques and Andréa Palmieri. The shows starts at midnight in Portugal (GMT +1) and goes completely live until 5am in the morning at Rádio Antena Minho, from Braga city, Portugal, Dial 106.0 FM, but it can also be listened via web at the radio’s official website http://www.antena-minho.pt. Just click the “NO AR” sign at top right to load up the player.


Tommaso Riccardi – Lead Vocals, Guitars
Paolo Rossi – Vocals, Bass
Cristiano Trionfera – Vocals, Guitars
Francesco Paoli – Drums, Guitars and Vocals
Francesco Ferrini – Piano, Orchestra

The “Agony” tracks list:

01. Temptation
02. The Hypocrisy
03. The Imposition
04. The Deceit
05. The Violation
06. The Egoism
07. The Betrayal
08. The Forsaking
09. The Oppression
10. Agony
11. Heartwork (CARCASS cover)

You can watch below the video for “The Violation”, directed by Salvatore Perrone. The song comes off the band’s second full-length album, “Agony” (album art and tracks list above),  released on August 9 via Nuclear Blast Records.


Wayne STATIC-X Static -Solo Single Available For Streaming

Wayne Static STATIC-X frontman will release with his first solo album entitled  October 4 via Dirthouse Records.

The “Pighammer” tracks list:

01. Pighammer
02. Around The Turn
03. Assassins Of Youth
04. Thunder Invader
05. Static Killer
06. She
07. Get It Together
08. Chrome Nation
09. Shifter
10. Slave
11. The Creatures Are Everywhere
12. Behind The Sky

The press release says:

“Pighammer” “has a disarming raw quality of heavy driving guitar riffs and lyrics that will take hold of your bowels and into the mind of Static’s dark past and warped mind. This is blatant, as the first single, ‘Assassins Of Youth’, was inspired by Wayne Static’s last days of drugs and partying. 

Wayne Stactic: 

“I wrote this song while living in a hotel room, listening to PINK FLOYD, drinking Crown and doing whippits. I started the song in that condition but never finished it until years later after dumping off the drugs. Now the song has a whole new meaning from when I started it.”

“The ‘Pighammer’ concept conjures up bizarre images. It’s about a mad plastic surgeon, with a pig fetish, that likes to convert hot chicks into pigs. It is the total opposite if what a plastic surgeon would do. He has this crazy hammer device made from a pig foot. The images of the surgery in the CD package are only a dark comedic visualization of the real theme of the album, which is my transformation.”

The new song “Assassins Of Youth”, can be listened via YouTube video below. The name is an old-school term for drugs and the  first verse is about doing drugs, the chorus is going dry and the second chorus is about getting off and no longer being slave to the drugs.


CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED – New Album Details Revealed

Richard Christy’s (ICED EARTHDEATHLEASH LAWCONTROL DENIEDBURNING INSIDE),  CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED has set as “Cold Winds On Timeless Days” the title to the bands new album due on October 11 via Metal Blade Records.

Christy states:

“It’s 12 songs of crushing heavy metal and I CAN’T WAIT for everyone to hear it. I’m VERY proud of this album — everyone worked so hard on it and when you listen to it, it definitely shows.”

With 12 songs clocking in at 58 minutes, fans are getting a lot more music this time around. Recording twelve songs in a short amount of time is no easy feat, but one that was accomplished because of the stellar talents in the band.

Christy  says:

“I wanted to get a natural sound out of this album, I wanted everyone to be well rehearsed, not that I wanted the album to be rushed, but I wanted the spontaneous live feel and not over think anything too much.” Christy describes “Cold Winds on Timeless Days” as a “perfect storm of producing.”

The “Cold Winds On Timeless Days” tracks list:

01. Timeless Days
02. Ashes Falling Upon Us
03. Zerospan
04. Cold Winds
05. Lead The Way
06. Forever Marching On
07. Guiding Me
08. The Beast Outside My Window
09. On Unclean Ground
10. Bloodworm
11. Admire The Heroes
12. Avoid The Light

Listen to  the first single, “Zerospan”, in the YouTube clip below:

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED‘s recording lineup:

Richard Christy – Drums
Jason Suecof – Guitar, Producer
Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, TESTAMENT) – Bass


DIMMU BORGIR – Official Statement Regarding Non-Existent Show

DIMMU BORGIR would like to inform their worldwide fan base that they are NOT participating in ANY upcoming show with Six Feet Under promoted as the “Metallennium Tour.” It is unsure who is responsible for promoting these shows online.  The band cautions against ANY fan purchasing tickets.

Members of the band would like to remind everyone that all upcoming confirmed DIMMU BORGIRshows are posted on the band’s official websites.



TARJA TURUNEN – Only Finnish Artist To Receive Gold Record In Germany

TARJA TURUNEN’s “My Winter Storm” reached Gold Record status in Germany. This makes Tarja the first Finnish solo artist ever to achieve such a goal. She will join the selected group of artists from Finland that have also reached Gold in Germany, such as H.I.M, APOCALYPTICA, THE RASMUS, SUNRISE AVENUE and the very own NIGHTWISH.


NAPALM DEATH – New Album Pushed To February

NAPALM DEATH’s bassist Shane Embury revealed in an exclusive interview to the website “BraveWords”, that although his band’s new album was originally scheduled for release this October, it’s been pushed back to February 2012.


“The October release isn’t going to happen, we’ve finished the album. We’re still negotiating with the record label, Century Media, which is pretty much done, but I think it’s safe to say that the album will probably come out in February of next year unfortunately. It’s a bit of a shame, unless something miraculous turns around, but pretty much everything is good to go. It’s just a case of waiting for the label to decide how they want to push it and in what particular way, because obviously the label does their campaign and promotion. We’re getting to that period of the year now, time just goes so fast. We’re already in the middle of August and before you know it, it’s going to be the end of the year, so February might be a better time slot for it.” 

When asked how the new Napalm Death album compares to the 13 that came before it, Shane replied:

“It’s very tricky for me to explain it all because I constantly write songs. Even when we finish an album, I have ideas left over, so it’s always a continuous thing from my part. There’s one song on the new album that I started writing a couple of the riffs like fucking 20 years ago; I’ve only just finished the song, it’s weird. It’s got everything you would like from Napalm. There’s crazy chord changes, some really catchy heavy mid-paced stuff, Barney (Greenway, vocalist) is trying some different stuff vocally. Mitch (Harris, guitarist) is actually singing the verses on a couple of the songs and Barney’s backing up on the choruses, so that’s going to be a little bit different. Mitch has this very old school Bill Crooks – CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER kind of voice, so you hear his tone coming in for a little bit. I think the album’s pretty varied. Sometimes you’re so close to it, it’s hard to define to anyone else. If you like the band, then you won’t be disappointed.” 

“16 tracks on the main album. We actually recorded 21 songs – a couple which we’re going to save for a split with MELVINS.”

As far as the album title goes, Shane admits:

“We’ve got a title but I’ve been told that I can’t tell anybody. We have song titles like ‘Quarantine’, ‘Think Tank Trials’, ‘Analysis Paralysis’ – quite abstract titles as per usual with Mr. Greenway. It’s a pretty manic record. I tried to push the noise element a little bit, there’s stop-start time structures. Mitch has pushed the CELTIC FROST vibe. It carries on from the last record (2009’s Time Waits For No Slave).” 


Napalm Death tour schedule:

9 – Giza, Egypt – Metal Pyramids at Sakkara Nest Club
13 – Istanbul, Turkey – Old School Rock Club
14 – Bucharest, Romania – Wings Club
15 – Iasi, Romania – Casa De Cultura
16 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Inter Expo Center
18 – Vladivostock, Russia – Arena
19 – Khabarovsk, Russia – Velicano
21 – Irkutsk, Russia – Stratosphere
23 – Krasnoyarsk, Russia – Havana Club
24 – Tomsk, Russia – Fakel
25 – Novosibirsk, Russia – Rock Coty
27 – Ekaterinburg, Russia – Nirvana
28 – Moscow, Russia – Tochka
29 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Aurora

3 – Kingston, ON – Time To Laugh
4 – Peterborough, ON – Red Dog
5 – Windsor, ON – Blind Dog
6 – London , ON – Music Hall
7 – Toronto , ON – WreckRoom
8 – Sudbury, ON – Jubilee Hall
9 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
10 – Joinquiere, QC – Place Nikitoutagan
11 – Moncton, NB – The Manhattan
12 – Halifax, NS – The Seahorse
13 – Rimouski, QC – Cactus
14 – Trois RIvieres, QC – Trois Rivieres Metal Fest – Batissse Industrielle
16 – Thunder Bay, ON- Crocks
17 – Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo
18 – Brandon, MB – The North Hill Inn
19 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
20 – Medicine Hat, AB – Olys Pub
21 – Calgary, AB – The Distillery
22 – Edmonton, AB – The Pawnshop
23 – Prince George, BC – The Generator
25 – Victoria, BC – Club 919
26 – Kelowna, BC – Rutland Centennial Hall
27 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw


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