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Saturday, October 13, 2012

SUFFOCATION Announce Brooklyn, NY Show - Details Available!

SUFFOCATION are among the inductees for this year's class of the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame. The event will be held on October 18 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Tickets to the event can be purchased HERE. A special induction celebration performance will also take place at The Revolution in Amityville, NY on October 21st to give back to the fans for their support.

Pictures from the press conference can be viewed HERE.

This just in: SUFFOCATION will be performing at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, November 10th!  Click HERE to purchase tickets now!

As previously reported, New York Death Metal veterans SUFFOCATION are currently in the finishing stages of their upcoming NEW album entitled 'Pinnacle of Bedlam'. The record was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering of the album is set to be handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE). 'Pinnacle of Bedlam' will feature 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on their 'Despise The Sun' EP.

Bassist Derek Boyer offered the following update:

“The recording process of our NEW album, 'Pinnacle of Bedlam', began Monday, August 13th. We brought in our gear, mic'd up the drum kit, imported tempo maps from our pre-production sessions, then dove right in! The drum tracking came out amazing! Dave Culross killed it! Once I laid down the bass tracks, the foundation of the album was built and was very solid and ready for Terrance and Guy to begin recording guitars, which they have. Thereafter, Frank began working on his vocals. The recording process is just about wrapped up, we just have some tweaking to do before we send it off to get mixed and mastered.”

"The meaning of the album title 'Pinnacle of Bedlam' is the tipping point or most elevated moment as we approach the chaotic climax of this existence,” added guitarist Terrance Hobbs. “The cosmic scale teeters and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. People should expect nothing less than sheer brutality, as we perform together with this incredible line up! We feel this CD will be the best SUFFOCATION album ever to have been released and are confident the fans will love it."

Here is a recent EXCLUSIVE interview we conducted with SUFFOCATION's Derek Boyer:

Video by: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)

Related links:
Suffocation's Official Site

DRAMA ALERT: Marilyn Manson Lashes Out At Rob Zombie - Rob Zombie Makes Public Statement & We Have It!

Last night, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie certainly didn't play nice with each other at the DTE Energy Music Theater, in Detroit, Michigan (the ninth stop of a 36-city "Twins of Evil Tour.")

Manson and Zombie appear to have a serious beef with each other after Manson accused his fellow co-headliner of cutting his set short. Rob Zombie has reacted with the following statement:

"As stupid as this all is, I feel I must clear things up a little better. First off, I want to thank all the fans who came out in the freezing cold in Detroit last night. It was a total blast as always.

"Unfortunately things turned ugly backstage. Why? I don't know, but for some reason our touring partner (Marilyn Manson) decided to end his set by blaming me for something that I had nothing to do with and screaming he was going to "kick Rob Zombie's ass as soon as he got off stage".

"Go figure. I was backstage hanging, watching the show thinking "hey this is gonna be a great night", when suddenly he starts screaming threats. So strange. I don't get it. Christ, I've known some of his crew for 20 fucking years and some of his crew used to work for me. It's all good. No one would fuck with someone's show. It is ridiculous.

"Well, of course I felt the need to respond to the " kick my ass remark". Who wouldn't? Although I wish I had kept it backstage and kept the fans out of it. It is all 4rd grade fight after school nonsense of which I have never dealt with on tour before. Co-headlining tours always go smooth because everything is cut 50/50 and I mean everything. No one fucks with anyone's show. It is even fucking Steven.

"I've done it co-headlining tours many times before and have had no troubles. Not with Pantera, Slayer, Alice Cooper, Korn, Megadeth or anyone ever. So I didn't expect any troubles on this. It seemed like a great idea at the time.

"But shit happens. Anyway, sorry to the fans who had to dealt with the embarrassing stupidity of it all. We are all there for the same reasons to give you the best show ever… that's it."

What do you think about the Zombie/Manson drama? Let us know at the comments section below!

Remaining tour dates:


13   US Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington, IL
15   Covelli Center, Youngstown, OH
16   The Armory, Rochester, NY
17   Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY
19   Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
20   Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
21   Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH
23   Agganis Arena, Boston, MA
25   Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
30   Reliant Arena, Houston, TX
31   Dallas, TX

(European Leg)


26   London, UK
27   Manchester, UK
28   Glasgow SECC, UK
29   Birmingham, UK


 1   Luxembourg
 2   Bochum, Germany
 3   Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 5   Stockholm, Sweden
 6   Copenhagen, Denmark
 8   Vienna, Austria
 9   Munich, Germany
10   Basel, Switzerland
12   Bologna, Italy

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MANOWAR's Two Concerts In Spain Back ON After Being Cancelled - Official Statement Available!

Yesterday we reported that MANOWAR's concerts in Barcelona and Madrid (Spain) were cancelled due to "technical" issues. Well, the two concerts are back on! The band has issued the following update:

"Magic Circle Management and MANOWAR are pleased to announce that, after working through the whole night with the very best interests of the fans at heart, all of the technical issues were solved regarding the shows in Barcelona and Madrid so now the shows will happen as originally planned.

"The faith of the faithful will be rewarded.

"Doors in Barcelona opens at 8:00 PM, show starts at 9:30 PM.

"Doors in Madrid opens at 7:00 PM, show starts at 8:30 PM."

Commented MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio: "You really know what people are made of during times of trouble. Our true fans once again triumphed and showed the world who really believes in true Metal.

"We intend to play two very special shows for those who stood tall through this crisis with us and to those who did not, we all say Hail, Kill And Die."

As previously reported, MANOWAR' twelfth studio album 'The Lord Of Steel' is available now in most of the world!

'The Lord Of Steel' was mixed and mastered at Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands with the help of mixing engineer Ronald Prent and Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper. Some of the track titles are "Annihilation" and "Hail, Kill And Die!"

If there is difference between MANOWAR's 2007 release 'Gods Of War' and this new album, is that 'The Lord Of Steel' is not a concept album, yet each song tells a different story, retaining the MANOWAR vision of righteousness, honor and everything MANOWAR fans have come to know and love.

Related links:
Manowar's Official Site
Manowar on Facebook
Manowar on Twitter

METALLICA: Kirk Hammet Talks About "Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Collection" In New York City - Video Available!

This past Thursday, October 11th, METALLICA's Kirk Hammett took part in a question-and-answer session during a signing event to promote his book, "Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Collection", at Barnes & Noble in New York City. You can watch video of the interview below.

Hammett has scheduled the following signing events to promote his book, "Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Collection":

Oct. 13 - New York Comic Con - Abrams Book Booth - New York, NY - 11:45 a.m.
Oct. 13 - New York Comic Con - Tokyo Toys Booth - New York, NY - 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 25 - Barnes & Noble - The Grove - Los Angeles, CA - 7 p.m.
Oct. 26 - Monsterpalooza - Burbank, CA - [time to be announced]
Oct. 27 - Chiller Theater - Parsippany, NJ - [time to be announced]
Nov. 20 - Books Inc - Opera Plaza, San Francisco, CA - [time to be announced]

Recently, Hammett spoke to the San Francisco Chronicle about his upcoming 228-page book “Too Much Horror Business”, which documents his obsession with all things horror and large collection of horror memorabilia. Here’s what Hammett had to say about his latest endeavor:

“I’ve been into [horror] stuff since I was 5 years old – you could say I started as a collector back then. But at one point, when I was 14, I discovered music, and for a long time it took over my life. My love for this stuff is insane and totally obsessive-compulsive – it’s just one of those things. I’m still waiting to outgrow it or get tired of it or get bored with it… but that never seems to happen.”

“When I see my kids totally into their Legos, it brings me back to the days I was hanging out and playing with my monster models – it brings me there in a second. The other day we watched ‘Bride Of Frankenstein’, and my kids loved it,” he said.

Related links:
Metallica's Official Site
Click HERE to purchase Kirk Hammett's NEW book!

Friday, October 12, 2012

MANOWAR Forced To Cancel Two Concerts In Spain Due To Technical Issues - Official Statement Available!

This just in:

"We regrettably inform you that, due to unsolvable technical issues provided to the band in the last minute, MANOWAR is unable to perform their previously scheduled shows in Barcelona and Madrid on October 13 and 14.

"All fans planning to attend those shows are encouraged to seek a full refund from the point of sale.

"'The Lord Of Steel' world tour continues in Paris, France on Tuesday, October 16, 2012." 

As previously reported, MANOWAR' twelfth studio album 'The Lord Of Steel' is available now in most of the world!

'The Lord Of Steel' was mixed and mastered at Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands with the help of mixing engineer Ronald Prent and Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper. Some of the track titles are "Annihilation" and "Hail, Kill And Die!"

If there is difference between MANOWAR's 2007 release 'Gods Of War' and this new album, is that 'The Lord Of Steel' is not a concept album, yet each song tells a different story, retaining the MANOWAR vision of righteousness, honor and everything MANOWAR fans have come to know and love.

Related links:
Manowar's Official Site
Manowar on Facebook
Manowar on Twitter

GOJIRA Premiere Lyric Video For "Liquid Fire"!

Earlier this year, French Metallers GOJIRA celebrated of the release of their latest fantastic release 'L'Enfant Sauvage' (available now via Roadrunner Records). After having a massive North American tour with LAMB OF GOD and DETHKLOK canceled, GOJIRA took it upon themselves to perform a series of intimate shows in New York City. The band will be coming to the U.K. this November (details available below).

As they keep winning NEW fans over thanks to their latest sonic assault, GOJIRA have now premiered a lyric video for on of the cuts out of 'L'Enfant Sauvage'. Entitled "Liquid Fire", this tune is definitely one of the best songs that the band has ever written. So crank up the volume, and glue your eyes to your screen for the next 4 minutes and 36 seconds.

Additionally, GOJIRA will be playing the following dates in the UK later this year:

- Mon 5th Nov: Newcastle Northumbria University
- Tue 6th Nov: Glasgow Garage
- Wed 7th Nov: Manchester Academy 2
- Thu 8th Nov: Cardiff Great Hall 2
- Sat 10th Nov: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
- Sun 11th Nov: London Koko
- Mon 12th Nov: Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
- Wed 14th Nov: Exeter Lemon Grove
- Thu 15th Nov: Southampton Mo Club
- Fri 16th Nov: Oxford Academy

Related links:
Gojira's Official Site

KING DIAMOND Confirms First-Ever U.K. Festival Appearance!

After six years of a forced touring hiatus, KING DIAMOND triumphantly returned to the stage earlier this year and performed at European festivals Hellfest and Sweden Rock. It has been announced that "The King" will be Friday night's closing performance at Bloodstock Open Air 2013! This memorable event marks not only their first-ever U.K. festival appearance, but their first U.K. show of any kind in many years and will be their only U.K. date in 2013!

As previously reported, KING DIAMOND, BOLT THROWER, TESTAMENT and CHILDREN OF BODOM have all been confirmed next year's Tuska festival! Finland's Heavy Metal fest will take place between June 28-30 in Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland.

But why was KING DIAMOND forced to take a forced hiatus? In case you don't remember, on November 29, 2010, King Diamond was taken to hospital, where they discovered several blockages in his arteries due to his heavy smoking habit. They determined that he had several heart attacks and that he needed triple-bypass surgery. The surgery was performed successfully. On December 11, 2010 it was announced that he was at home recovering.

Related links:
Official Site of King Diamond
King Diamond on Facebook

Thursday, October 11, 2012

TESTAMENT To Screen "Native Blood" At The American Indian Film Festival!

The Native American Film Institute will be holding the 37th annual American Indian Film Festival this November 2 – 10 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA. The event will include a screening of Bay Area Thrash Metal legends TESTAMENT’s “Native Blood” music video. Attendees can catch the showing on Friday, November 9, 2012  at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased HERE for the event.

The American Indian Film Festival recognizes outstanding Indian cinematic accomplishments, and will recognize Native media makers and talent via its American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show. The Festival also provides an opportunity for filmmakers, tribes, media and public audiences to come together and share in the creative experience and celebrate cinematic accomplishment. For more information visit

“Native Blood”, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, CA. The clip was directed by Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, STAIND).

TESTAMENT recently wrapped up a co-headlining North American tour with fellow American thrash metal greats, ANTHRAX, and label mates DEATH ANGEL.

TESTAMENT scanned 20,720 copies of their NEW album 'Dark Roots of Earth' in its first week of sales in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album debuted at No. 12 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart, making it their highest first week sales since the inception of SoundScan. This also marks the highest first week sales for a Nuclear Blast artist yet. The album is definitely a contender for album of the year!

'Dark Roots of Earth' was produced, mixed and mastered by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, ACCEPT, EXODUS). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, TED NUGENT, NIGHT RANGER) at his Trident Studios. Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS and GWAR, among others, provided the cover artwork.

This is an interview we conducted with TESTAMENT's Alex Skolnick right before the album was released:

Chuck Billy – Vocals
Eric Peterson – Guitar
Alex Skolnick – Guitar
Greg Christian – Bass
Gene Hoglan – Drums

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SEVENDUST Wrap Production Of Their Ninth Studio Album!

Great news! Atlanta, Georgia's SEVENDUST has completed production of their ninth studio album and plan on releasing their NEW batch of songs in early 2013. The CD was recorded at Architekt Music studios in Butler, New Jersey with engineer Mike Ferretti.

SEVENDUST's effort is entitled 'Cold Day Memory' and has sold around 27,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart.

This past Sunday, October 7th, SEVENDUST invited 107 of their closest friends and supporters for a very special private showcase of their NEW album. No camera's were allowed, but our good friend Jose Mangin from Sirius XM twitted "WOW 107 of us lucky ass fans just heard their NEW album & we're stunned w - Butler NJ!"

SEVENDUST 2012 is:

- Lajon Witherspoon
- John Connolly
- Clint Lowery
- Vince Hornsby
- Morgan Rose

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Cheers Headbangers! Quench Your Livers With AMON AMARTH's Red Wine!

Oh yes! You can now get your own AMON AMARTH Shiraz red wine! A must at any classy dinner party or as a gift to the wino friend!

Drink irresponsibly, we mean RESPONSIBLY!

Related links:
Click HERE to order AMON AMARTH's red wine!

Motörhead: 'The Wörld Is Ours - Vol 2 - Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else' - Full Details Available!

On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 the loudest, most real and raucous Rock N' Roll Grammy-winning band in the world, Motörhead, will release 'The Wörld Is Ours - Vol 2 - Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else', the follow-up to 2011’s 'The Wörld Is Ours - Vol 1 - Everywhere Further
Than Everyplace Else'.

Like it’s sibling, Anyplace Crazy… will come packed with more magnificent Motörmaterial from “The Wörld Is Yours” tour, including the triumphant 2011 Wacken headline appearance as well as highlights from the Sonisphere and Rio shows. The band will commence with their 2012 European Tour on November 5th in Wolverhampton, UK, ending on December 11th in Kempten, supported by Anthrax.


• 2 CD + DVD + BR Combobox
CD, DVD and Blu-ray all in one digipack

• 2 CD (Jewel Case) - Wacken full show plus
Sonisphere 6 songs and Rio 5 songs

• 2 Vinyl LP 12“ (Gatefold) - Wacken show only



01 Iron Fist
02 Stay Clean
03 Get Back In Line
04 Metropolis
05 Over the Top
06 One Night Stand
07 Rock Out
08 The Thousand Names of God
09 I Know How To Die
10 The Chase Is Better Than the Catch
11 In the Name of Tragedy
12 Just ‘Cos You Got the Power
13 Going to Brazil
14 Killed by Death
15 Bomber
16 Ace of Spades
17 Overkill


01 Iron Fist
02 I Know How To Die
03 In The Name of Tragedy
04 Killed by Death
05 Ace of Spades
06 Overkill


01 Stay Clean
02 Over the Top
03 The Chase Is Better Than the Catch
04 Going to Brazil
05 Killed by Death


Festival Impressions W:O:A

Related links:
Motorhead's Official Page

And The BEST Guitarist Of All Time Is __________________!

After nearly half a million total votes were cast, Eddie Van Halen has been named the victor in Guitar World‘s first-ever Greatest Guitarist of All Time poll.

The tournament-style readers poll began in April with 132 guitarists, including four — Malcolm Young, Nuno Bettencourt, Jake E. Lee and Chet Atkins — who were voted in by readers.

In the final matchup, which took place Monday and Tuesday, Van Halen faced off against an unlikely opponent in Queen’s Brian May, pulling a hefty 62.48 percent of the votes to claim a decisive win over the upset-happy May. May had previously knocked off a who’s-who of guitar greats on his way to the finals, with his signature tone, academic chops and a rabid Queen fanbase taking him past Jeff Beck, George Harrison, Les Paul, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix.

King Edward — a 21-time Guitar World cover star — had no easy run to the finals either, running up against legends like Slash, Joe Satriani and Randy Rhoads along the way. When Rhoads and Van Halen met in Round 4, they were the two biggest vote-getters of the tournament, with Rhoads actually ahead in overall vote count leading into the match.

The Finals matchup between Van Halen and May received 27,179 votes over the course of a day and a half, bolstered by active social media teams and fan communities on both sides.

You can check out the complete bracket HERE, and a ranking of your top 100 guitarists of all time  HERE.

In your opinion, is Eddie Van Halen the best guitarist of all time? Comment below!

Related links:
Van Halen
Guitar World

"TURN THE PAGE" (News & Tour Updates - 10/11/2012 Edition) LIVE From Guitar Center In New York City!

Today more than ever before, people want their information fast and presented to them in an original form. While we always strive to bring you the most up to date Heavy Music news and tour updates, we understand that many of you are busy with your own personal lives and lets face it: our generation are lazy readers.

We recently premiered a brand NEW series called "TURN THE PAGE". The concept is very simple, we want to bring you guys the most relevant up to date Heavy Music news and tour information in a video format. While we select what we believe is the most important information and post it here on a daily basis, keep in mind that our main platform (www.HornsUpRocks.com) is the place where you can get the majority of the information you need.

Without further due, here is the fifth installment of "TURN THE PAGE", this is the 10/11/2012 edition. Filmed at Guitar Center in New York City! We hope you enjoy it!

Full details on the news stories and tours mentioned on the video above, can be seen on our archive (located on the right hand side column) ----------------------------------------------------------->

Related links:
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AUGUST BURNS RED Presents: 'Sleddin' Hill, A Holiday Album'!

Earlier this week, AUGUST BURNS RED unleashed their first ever instrumental album entitled "August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin' Hill, A Holiday Album". The bands latest release features some of our favorite Christmas songs:

- Frosty The Snowman
- Jingle Bells
- Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
- Carol Of The Bells
- We Wish You A Merry Christmas

You can find on iTunes HERE!

Today the band debuted a little animated video for one of the band's original holiday songs, "Flurries". It's not an official music video, but they'll be releasing three others like this over the course of the holiday season.

Check out "Flurries" below!

Related links:
August Burns Red

BROKEN HOPE Inks Record Deal With Century Media Records!

                                  Photo by: Stephanie Cabral

Century Media Records is pleased to announce the signing of reformed Chicago Death Metallers BROKEN HOPE.

Jeremy Wagner, BH's founder and chief lyricist/songwriter, comments: "For years, I wanted to write a new BROKEN HOPE album and see BH firmly placed with a NEW home. My dream came true as BROKEN HOPE just signed a worldwide deal with Century Media. I've harbored great appreciation for CM and its stellar roster of artists since '88, and I'm extremely happy and grateful to see BROKEN HOPE become part of the CM family. My sincere thanks to Robert Kampf and Maurizio Iacono for embracing our musical art. Watch for a NEW, sick and über-ferocious BROKEN HOPE album to hit the globe in 2013!"

Bassist Shaun Glass adds: "After taking part of an amazing North American tour that saw the rebirth of BROKEN HOPE, we are excited to be part of the mighty Century Media family. We promise to unleash one brutal and classic BH album next year!"

BH was formed in 1988 by Wagner, while he was in high school. Shortly after formation, they recorded two demo tapes and signed with indie label, Grind-Core Records. Then in 1991, they released their debut album, Swamped In Gore, launching the band out of the underground and into the mainstream. From there, the band signed to Metal Blade Records and released three more albums, all stellar examples of BH's fury, which etched their place in death-metal history.

After BH's last album (1999's Grotesque Blessings) and world tours, Wagner cleaned house and put BH into "metal hibernation" in 2000. On January 20, 2010, original BH vocalist Joe Ptacek tragically committed suicide. He was only 37 years old. Before his death, Ptacek met with Wagner and Glass and discussed the resurrection of BH. With Ptacek's death, Wagner and Glass took time off to reconsider their next moves.

In 2012, BH signed with Hard Impact Management and vowed to make BH a full-time monster-- forever. Wagner and Glass recruited longtime friend and GORGASM vocalist, Damian Leski, as their new vocalist, and shortly after marked their return on the highly successful "Carnival of Death" tour. BH's high-intensity COD concerts received top-praise, and confirmed BH was back, and more rabid than ever. BH is currently booked for the 2013 editions of Extremefest (Germany) and Maryland Death Fest.

BH's first decade was filled with non-stop writing, touring, and constant visibility. The next chapter in their career will be much the same.


Damian Leski - Vocals
Jeremy Wagner - Guitars
Shaun Glass - Bass
Chuck Wepfer -  Lead Guitars
Mike Miczek -  Drums

Swamped in Gore (1991)
The Bowels of Repugnance (1993)
Repulsive Conception (1995)
Loathing (1997)
Grotesque Blessings (1999)

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KISS Make Headbangers Worldwide Proud By Kicking Ass On "Late Show With David Letterman" - Video Available!

Yesterday (Wednesday, October 10th), KISS made all of us proud by kicking ass on "Late Show With David Letterman"! KISS, in all their bombastic and unstoppable glory, performed fan favorites from their treasure-trove of hits along with their recent worldwide #1 smash, “Hell or Hallelujah,” from their NEW album, 'Monster', which is available now. Showing the band at the top of its game, 'Monster' embodies all that is KISS and the music that first inspired them to pick up their guitars and flame-throwers and don makeup to entertain millions.

Having already broken box office records set by The Beatles and Elvis, KISS celebrates their 40th anniversary in 2013 with more than 28 U.S. gold albums, the most gold records for any American rock band, with 40 million sales in the U.S. and a total exceeding 100 million worldwide. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, with longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, return stronger than ever with their NEW album.

Here is video footage of KISS performing their NEW hit single "Hell or Hallelujah":

Related links:
KISS Online

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

REVOCATION: Music Video Premiere For "The Grip Tightens"!

A few days back, the mighty REVOCATION released their amazing NEW five-song EP, 'Teratogenesis', which is currently available for FREE legal download HERE. Today, they are premiering the video for the song “The Grip Tightens” exclusively on RevolverMag.com. The video was directed by the very talented David Brodsky (Gwar, Immolation, Whitechapel) from My Good Eye Productions.

Watch it now!

As previously announced, Massachusetts Metallers REVOCATION have announced a North American tour for this fall presented by Scion A/V. The tour will begin October 18th in Trenton, NJ and run through November 14th in Montreal, QC. Support on the tour will come from A Life Once Lost and KEN mode. A complete list of dates can be found below.

In conjunction with the tour, Scion A/V is releasing a NEW EP from REVOCATION later this month. The EP is titled 'Teratogenesis' and features the first recordings with the band's NEW bass player Brett Bamberger.

Frontman Dave Davidson commented on the band's NEW bassist:

"Hey what's up guys, just wanted to give everyone an update on what's been happening in the world of Revo. As some of you have already noticed Anthony has parted ways with the band. The split was amicable and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. We have recently enlisted the services of Brett Bamberger and we are incredibly stoked to have him on board as an official member. Come see us live and buy him a beer."     

In other REVOCATION tour news, the band is currently on the road in Europe with label mates DYING FETUS as part of "The Womb to Waste" tour. Dates can be found below.


10/18 – Trenton, NJ @ The Backstage at Championship Bar (No KEN mode)
10/19 – Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
10/20 – Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
10/21 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
10/22 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
10/23 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/24 – Winnipeg, MB @ Osborne Village Inn
10/26 – Calgary, AB @ Vern’s
10/27 – Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
10/29 – Tacoma, WA @ The Loch’s
10/30 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon – Lounge
10/31 – Portland, OR @ Rotture
11/1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Sub Mission
11/2 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
11/3 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Chaser’s
11/4 – El Paso, TX @ House of Rock
11/5 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
11/6 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
11/8 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/9 – Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
11/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/11 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
11/12 – New York, NY @ The Studio At Webster Hall
11/13 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott

"The Womb to Waste" European Tour:

- 10/10: Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala / Kino Siska Tickets  
- 10/11: Legnano (Milano), Italy @ Land Of Live Club
- 10/12: Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff Tickets
- 10/13: Essen, Germany @ Turock Tickets  
- 10/14: Aarschot, Belgium @ De Klinker Tickets

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CRYPTOPSY Guitarist Forced To Sit Out On Upcoming Shows; Replacement Announced!

CRYPTOPSY's guitar maniac Jon Levasseur will be forced to sit out the band's upcoming tour dates in support of their NEW, self-titled album. Filling in for him will be former CRYPTOPSY member Youri Raymond.

Raymond left CRYPTOPSY in December 2011, explaining in a statement that "it's in the best interest of both the band and I to part ways." He added, "As a musician, moving from guitar to bass was a great challenge, but honestly, I never really felt comfortable in that position and my motivation in general was stagnating."

CRYPTOPSY's Upcoming Tour Dates:

- October 27th: Loud Park 2012, Japan
- November 22nd: Ottawa, Ontario
- November 23rd: Club Soda, Montreal, Quebec
- November 24th: Hamilton Death Fest, Hamilton, Ontario
- November 25th: Peterborough, Ontario
- December 7th: The RockPile, Toronto, Ontario
- December 8th: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Canadian Metallers CRYPTOPSY are very pleased to announce that their self-titled album 'CRYPTOPSY' is now available for sale! Simply go to CryptopsyOfficial.Bandcamp.com to order your Digital Copy / CD as of today.

'Cryptopsy' track listing:

01. Two-Pound Torch
02. Shag Harbour's Visitors
03. Red-Skinned Scapegoat
04. Damned Draft Dodgers
05. Amputated Enigma
06. The Golden Square Mile
07. Ominous
08. Cleansing The Hosts

Related links:
Cryptopsy's Official Site
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VOIVOD Unleashes "Mechanical Mind" Digital Single & Announces US Appearance!

Canadian progressive Metal pioneers VOIVOD have released the first single from their upcoming 13th studio album, 'Target Earth' (due out January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America via Century Media Records), today. "Mechanical Mind" is now available on all digital platforms; to download the track on iTunes, please click HERE. The "Mechanical Mind" 7" vinyl will be available exclusively at CM Distro soon (with the VOIVOD skull etching by the band's own drummer Away as the "b-side"). The 7" will be available in the following colors and quantities:

- 300 (black)
- 100 (red)
- 100 (blue)

To hear "Mechanical Mind," please head over to Pitchfork.com for the track stream.

VOIVOD has also announced their only US appearance this year: on November 17th, the band will support NEUROSIS in Oakland, CA at the Fox Theater. For more event information, please click here.

To get the latest VOIVOD updates, be sure to download the band's new free app for mobile smart phones here:







Stay tuned for more news about 'Target Earth' and VOIVOD coming soon!

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TRIVIUM's Matt Heafy To Perform Solo Acoustic Set At IN FLAMES' Resturant!

TRIVIUM's Matt Heafy will be performing a very special solo acoustic set on Thursday, November 1 at the "2112 restaurant"— which is co-owned by IN FLAMES' Peter Iwers (bass) and Björn Gelotte (guitar) — in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Spaces for the performance are very limited and will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. If you want to attend show up early, get a reservation or listen to Bandit radio for details on how to win a spot for this very special event.

The performance itself is free of charge but Heafy is asking all those who do attend to consider donating to several charities selected and supported by 2112.

As we previously reported, Heafy hosted his first ever acoustic performance at the MOSCOT Gallery & Music Space in New York City to benefit MOSCOT Mobileyes Foundation. Here is an interview we conducted with Heafy prior to the event, followed by some live footage:


- October 15, 2012: Manchester, UK at Ritz
- October 16, 2012: Glasgow, UK at ABC
- October 17, 2012: Birmingham, UK at Institute
- October 19, 2012: Bristol, UK at Academy
- October 20, 2012: Norwich, UK at UEA
- October 21, 2012: London, UK at Shephards Bush Empire
- October 22, 2012: Brussels, Belgium at AB
- October 23, 2012: Paris, France at La Bataclan
- October 25, 2012: Tilburg, Netherlands at 013
- October 26, 2012: Herford, Germany at X
- October 27, 2012: Stuttgart, Germany at LKA
- October 28, 2012: Köln, Germany at Live Music Hall
- October 30, 2012: Malmo, Sweden at Kulturbolaget
- October 31, 2012: Stockholm, Sweden at Arenan
- November 2, 2012: Helsinki, FI at The Circus
- November 4, 2012: Oslo, Norway at Centrum Scene
- November 5, 2012: Gothenburg, Sweden at Tradgarn
- November 6, 2012: Copenhagen, Denmark at Vega
- November 7, 2012: Berlin, Germany at Huxleys
- November 8, 2012: Hamburg, Germany at Docks
- November 10, 2012: Chemnitz, Germany at Südbahnhof
- November 11, 2012: München, Germany at Backstage Werk
- November 12, 2012: Milan, Italy at Live Club
- November 13, 2012: Solothurn, Switzerland at Kofmehl
- November 14, 2012: Wien, Austria at Gasometer
- November 16, 2012: Barcelona, Spain at Appolo
- November 17, 2012: Bilbao, Spain at Santana 27
- November 18, 2012: Madrid, Spain at Riviera

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UNDERØATH Announce Farewell Tour - Complete Itinerary Available!

As reported last week, UNDERØATH announced that they will be disbanding (Read the bands statement HERE!)! They have also announced that they are compiling a "best of" album entitled 'Anthology 1999 – 2013' (track listing below), which will feature two brand NEW songs. The band have revealed details for their farewell, which is scheduled to take place in 2013.

1/16 — Philadelphia Pa. @ Union Transfer
1/17 — New York N.Y. @ Irving Plaza
1/18 — Toronto Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theater
1/19 — Detroit Mich. @ St Andrews Hall
1/20 — Chicago Ill. @ Metro
1/22 — Dallas Texas @ House of Blues
1/23 — Houston Texas @ House of Blues
1/25 — Atlanta Ga. @ The Masquerade1/26 — Tampa Fla. @ The Ritz Ybor

Track Listing:

1. Sunburnt
2. Unsound
3. In Division
4. Catch Myself Catching Myself
5. Paper Lung
6. Desperate Times, Desperate Measures
7. Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear
8. In Regards To Myself
9. You're Ever So Inviting
10. Writing On The Walls
11. A Boy Brushed Red Living In Black And White
12. Reinventing Your Exit
13. It's Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door
14. I've Got Ten Friends And A Crowbar That Says You Ain't Gonna Do Jack
15. When The Sun Sleeps
16. Cries Of The Past
17. Heart Of Stone

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KISS To Appear Tonight On "Late Show With David Letterman" - Webcast Details Available!

To celebrate the 50th webcast of CBS Interactive’s award-winning live webcast concert series, LIVE ON LETTERMAN, KISS will bring their spectacular, larger-than-life extravaganza of music to the world famous Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. The concert will be webcast live and available on CBS.com and VEVO, Wednesday, Oct. 10 (8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT).

KISS, in all their bombastic and unstoppable glory, will perform fan favorites from their treasure-trove of hits along with their recent worldwide #1 smash, “Hell or Hallelujah,” from their NEW album, 'Monster', which is available now. Showing the band at the top of its game, 'Monster' embodies all that is KISS and the music that first inspired them to pick up their guitars and flame-throwers and don makeup to entertain millions.

Having already broken box office records set by The Beatles and Elvis, KISS celebrates their 40th anniversary in 2013 with more than 28 U.S. gold albums, the most gold records for any American rock band, with 40 million sales in the U.S. and a total exceeding 100 million worldwide. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, with longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, return stronger than ever with their NEW album.

The LIVE ON LETTERMAN franchise, which has surpassed 130 million views to date on CBS.com and VEVO, marks its 50th webcast with KISS’ performance. Past performances have included some of the most established bands and musicians across the globe, from its first event which featured Pearl Jam, to Paul McCartney on the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Adele and more, all staged in an intimate and dynamic setting for worldwide followers to enjoy.

Fans can watch KISS’ webcast live or on-demand on CBS.com at http://www.cbs.com/shows/liveonletterman/. Additionally, the show is available live and on-demand through CBS properties, broadcast on select CBS RADIO stations, viewable live on CBS's JumboTron in Times Square, as well as via a live audio stream on Radio.com's mobile applications. The webcasts are also offered on VEVO, the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, through VEVO.com and its free mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. The on-demand performances are available across the entire VEVO platform, including VEVO.com, its mobile apps, mobile website, and syndication partners.

KISS’ LIVE ON LETTERMAN webcast will precede their appearance on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, which will be broadcast that same evening, Wednesday, Oct. 10 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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KISS Online

EXTENSIVE Photo Gallery Of DOWN's New York City Concert With SAINT VITUS, WARBEAST & HAARP!

DOWN recently wrapped up their short U.S. tour with SAINT VITUS, WARBEAST and HAARP. For the select few that had the chance to catch this unique sonic assault of doom driven music, it is evident that Philip Anselmo hand picked three bands that fit DOWN's dynamic sound like a boxing glove.

As DOWN celebrates the release of the "Purple EP", the European fans of the band better be preparing their ear drums for the return of the band to the old continent. Full itinerary available soon!

On Friday, September 28, DOWN brought their amazing live concert to New York City's Best Buy Theater. Here is picture evidence of this kickass concert brought to you by Horns Up Rocks' Zulie Alvarez:





Recently, DOWN premiered a music video for their NEW song "Witchtripper". Watch it HERE!

Where to order online:

Down IV Part I the Purple Ep on cd available at amazon.com. Click here.

Down IV Part I the Purple Ep on cd available at bestbuy.com. Click here.

Down IV Part I the Purple Ep and bundles on sale at down-nola.com. Click here.

Starting Sept 18, the full album and individual songs in mp3 format will be available from Amazon.com for download. Click here.

Down IV Part I the Purple Ep is available for pre-order from iTunes. Click here.

Photos by: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)

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