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Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Black Dahilia Murder & Richard Christy from Charred Walls of the Damned Schedule Meet & Greet in New York City!

Fans in New York City can hear the brand new Charred Walls of the Damned album entitled "Cold Winds on Timeless Days" in its entirety this Tuesday, October 11th at the Knitting Factory where The Black Dahilia Murder will be headlining with support coming from All Shall Perish and Cannabis Corpse. Not only will Richard Christy and TBDM will be hanging out and doing signings at the venue from 5-7pm, but there will also be giveaways (vinyl, t-shirts and cds) courtesy of Metal Blade Records Metal Wreckage.

New albums from TBDM and CWOTD will be available for purchase at the Knitting Factory or bring your copies and get them signed!

361 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Tues OCTOBER 11th, 2011

5pm to 7pm

If you can't make it to the Knitting Factory in time, Richard Christy will also be hitting Idle Hands Bar for a CD release party the same night. Come down, grab a drink, meet Richard, and get your album signed.

Idle Hands Bar
25 Ave B (between 2nd & 3rd Streets) NYC

Tues October 11th, 2011


Related links:
TBDM on Metal Blade Records
TBDM Official Site
TBDM on Youtube
TBDM on Twitter
Charred Walls of the Damned on Metal Blade Records
Charred Walls of the Damned on Facebook
Charred Walls of the Damned on Twitter
Richard Christy's Official Site

Katatonia Discusses Rise to Musical Success & Life on the Road!

Swedish Heavy Metal band Katatonia is celebrating their 20th anniversary of musical existence this year. Katatonia was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1991 when Jonas Renkse (formerly aka Lord Seth) and Anders Nyström (formerly aka Blakkheim) joined musical forces. The bands anniversary celebration is currently taking place in North America in an extensive tour with fellow countrymen Opeth.

Sonically speaking, after carefully analyzing the rise of the Swedish Death Metal scene in the early 90s, Katatonia made the conscious decision of adding melodic elements to the Skandinavian signature sound in order to create something fresh and unique. Ever since their inception the band has been hard at work perfecting their musical craft both on and off stage. In order to keep their creative flow going strong, once they get back home from their current trek across North America, their plan is get busy with the production of their eighth studio album.

Recently, Katatonia and Opeth performed two sold out shows at the Webster Hall in New York City and before Katatonia took center stage we had the chance to sit down to chat with guitarist/co-founder Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström, who was joined by his co-guitarist Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson. During the conversation, we chatted about the bands rise to musical success, about life on the road, and much more. So sit back, relax and enjoy!

Remaining North American tour-dates:

- 10/8/2011: Burton Cummings Theatre (Winnipeg, MAN)
- 10/10/2011: Edmonton Events Centre (Edmonton, ALB)
- 10/11/2011: MacEwan Hall (Calgary, ALB)
- 10/13/2011: Commodore Ballroom (Vancouver, BC)
- 10/14/2011: Knitting Factory (Spokane, WA)
- 10/15/2011: Showbox SoDo (Seattle, WA)
- 10/16/2011: Roseland Theater (Portland, OR)
- 10/18/2011: The Warfield (San Francisco, CA)
- 10/18/2011: The Mayan Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
- 10/20/2011: House Of Blues (San Diego, CA)
- 10/21/2011: The Fox Theater (Pomona, CA)
- 10/22/2011: Marquee Theatre (Tempe, AZ)
- 10/24/2011: The Complex (Salt Lake City, UT)
- 10/25/2011: Ogden Theatre (Denver, CO)
- 10/27/2011: The Rave (Milwaukee, WI)
- 10/28/2011: Vic Theatre (Chicago, IL)
- 10/29/2011: St. Andrew's Hall (Detroit, MI)
- 10/31/2011: Mr. Smalls (Millvale, PA)
- 11/1/2011: Rams Head Live (Baltimore, MD)


\m/ Albums

- Dance of December Souls (1993)
- Brave Murder Day (1996)
- Discouraged Ones (1998)
- Tonight's Decision (1999)
- Last Fair Deal Gone Down (2001)
- Viva Emptiness (2003)
- The Great Cold Distance (2006)
- Night Is the New Day (2009)

\m/ Live albums

- The Black Sessions (Best of double disc set with a live DVD) (2005)
- Live Consternation (including live DVD) (2007)

\m/ EPs

- Jhva Elohim Meth... The Revival (1992)
- For Funerals to Come (1995)
- Sounds of Decay (1997)
- Saw You Drown (1998)
- Teargas (2001)
- Tonight's Music (2001)
- The Longest Year (2010)[8]

\m/ Demos

- Rehearsal '91 (1991)
- Rehearsal '92 (1992)
- Jhva Elohim Meth (1992)

\m/ Singles

- Ghost of the Sun (2003)
- My Twin (2006)
- Deliberation (2006)
- July (2007)
- Day and Then the Shade (2009)

\m/ Compilations

- W.A.R. Compilation Vol. 1 (1994)
- Split 10" (1996)
- Identity Five (1999) Century Media (features "Deadhouse")
- Peaceville Classic Cuts (2001) Peaceville (features the track "No devotion")
- Brave Yester Days (2004)
- The Black Sessions (2005)

Current Katatonia lineup:

- Jonas Renkse: Lead Vocals (since 1991), Drums, Percussion (1991–1999)
- Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström: Lead & Rhythm Guitars, live backing Vocals (since 1991)
- Daniel Liljekvist: Drums, Percussion (since 1999)
- Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson: Live lead & Rhythm guitars (since 2009)
- Niklas "Nille" Sandin: Live Bass (since 2009)

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

Friday, October 7, 2011

NYC Rock Band PUi Performs Video Stunt on a Rooftop in Midtown Manhattan!

Yesterday afternoon, midtown Manhattan was taken by surprise when New York City band PUi performed a video stunt on top of a rooftop. The stunt was organized by the band in order to shoot a brand new music video for their single 'Army Of Slaves'. The concept of the video is to have the fans shoot the video, in order to capture the moment as organic as possible.

Ironically, the band performed next to an Apple Inc. billboard, a day after the passing of Steve Jobs. This was merely a coincidence, since the band had planned this video stunt for months. The members of the band were arrested after delivering the masses their unique blend of Metal, Rock, R&B, Punk, Middle Eastern motifs,and Electronica.

Here is a statement from the band:

"Yesterday we showed the world that Human Spirit is not dead. Got on top of a Billboard on top a building and blasted loud Metal all over society and got arrested for it. Thank you People Of The Moon, for being there and capturing everything. Email the footage to: puicontact@gmail.com ASAP so we can start editing. Special thanks to the NYPD for being incredibly professional and courteous. It was a pleasant surprise. One!"

Tonight, PUi will be performing an acoustic set at White Noise in New York City at 10:30pm for "THE WILD ONES" 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!

The video release of the video for 'Army Of Slaves' will be delivered to the masses on Saturday, November 5th, at a very special PUi concert that will take place at New York City's legendary venue Irving Plaza. Here are all the details:

The PUi Ritual III (The "Army Of Slaves" Video Release Party)

Sponsored by Horns Up Rocks and No Mercy Metal

DJ's: Tim No 37 and Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks
Tickets are $17 adv/ $20 at the door

Doors: 6:30pm
Show: 7pm

- 7:00-7:30: P.T. Grimm
- 7:45-8:15: Bound By Substance
- 8:30-9:00: Anaka
- 9:15-9:45: Killcode
- 10-10:45: PUi
- 11-11:45: Viza

Related links:
PUi's Official Site
PUi on Facebook
PUi on Twitter
Facebook Invite for PUi Ritual at Irving Plaza

Mastodon Perform on "Late Show With David Letterman" & Crack the Charts!

On Tuesday, September 27th, Atlanta's Art Rock masters Mastodon released their fifth studio album titled "The Hunter" via Reprise/Warner Bros and the reaction of the public so far is very promising for the band. The album actually debuted at the No. 10 spot on the Billboard charts after moving 39,000 units in its first week, marking their highest charting release to date.

In celebration of the release of "The Hunter", Mastodon appeared on the Wednesday, October 5 edition of CBS-TV's "Late Show With David Letterman". This was the bands second appearance on this hit late night TV show; on May 15, 2009 they performed their song 'Oblivion' from their critically acclaimed album "Crack The Skye".

Track listing:

01. Black Tongue
02. Curl Of The Burl
03. Blasteroid
04. Stargasm
05. Octopus Has No Friends
06. All The Heavy Lifting
07. The Hunter
08. Dry Bone Valley
09. Thickening
10. Creature Lives
11. Spectrelight
12. Bedazzled Fingernails
13. The Sparrow
14. The Ruiner (limited-edition bonus track)
15. Deathbound (limited-edition bonus track)

Mastodon 2011 North American tour with Red Fang and Dillinger Escape Plan.

- 10/25: Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
- 10/27: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
- 11/01: Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
- 11/02: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
- 11/03: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
- 11/05: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
- 11/06: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
- 11/07: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
- 11/08: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
- 11/09: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
- 11/11: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
- 11/12: Milwaukee, WI @ Rave Ballroom
- 11/13: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
- 11/14: Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont
- 11/16: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
- 11/17: Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
- 11/19: New York City, NY @ Terminal 5
- 11/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
- 11/21: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
- 11/23: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
- 11/25: Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
- 11/26: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
- 11/27: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
- 11/28: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
- 11/29: Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
- 12/01: Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

Related links:
Mastodon's Official Site
Mastodon on MySpace
Mastodon on YouTube
Mastodon on Twitter

Slayer's "Reign In Blood" - 25th Anniversary (10/7/1986 - 10/7/2011)

Slayer's "Reign In Blood" is arguably the best Heavy Metal record in history. Released on this date in 1986, 25 years ago, there is no question that "Reign In Blood" changed the sonic spectrum within Heavy Music. "Reign In Blood" was recorded in Los Angeles, California and released on October 7th, 1986 via Def Jam recordings.

This classic record was also the first one in which the band hired legendary producer Rick Rubin, who has an extensive working relationship with the band and who many believe help to shape up Slayer's sonic madness. He has actually produced every single Slayer record ever since "Reign In Blood".

Facts about "Reign In Blood":

- Slayer's third studio album and the bands major label debut.

- It was released on October 7, 1986 via Def Jam Recordings.

- The band's first collaboration with Rick Rubin, whose input helped the band's sound evolve.

- "Reign in Blood" was responsible for bringing Slayer to the attention of a mainstream Heavy Metal audience.

- Considered by critics one of the most influential Heavy Metal albums of all time.

- The albums release was delayed because of its graphic artwork and lyrical subject matter.

- The song "Angel of Death" refers to Josef Mengele and describes acts, such as human experimentation, that Mengele committed at the Auschwitz concentration camp, provoked allegations of Nazism. The band has stated numerous times they do not condone Nazism.

- Slayer's first album to enter the Billboard 200; the release peaked at number 94, and was certified 2x Platinum on November 20, 1992.

"Reign In Blood" Track listing:

1. "Angel of Death" (Jeff Hanneman)
2. "Piece by Piece" (Kerry King)
3. "Necrophobic" (Hanneman, King)
4. "Altar of Sacrifice" (Hanneman, King)
5. "Jesus Saves" (Hanneman, King)
6. "Criminally Insane" (Hanneman, King)
7. "Reborn" (Hanneman, King)
8. "Epidemic" (Hanneman, King)
9. "Postmortem" (Hanneman, King)
10. "Raining Blood" (Hanneman, King)

1998 re-issue Bonus Tracks:

11. "Aggressive Perfector[]" (Hanneman, King)
12. "Criminally Insane" (Remix)" (Hanneman, King)


- Tom Araya (Bass, Vocals)
- Jeff Hanneman (Guitar)
- Kerry King (Guitar, Backing Vocals)
- Dave Lombardo (Drums)

- Rick Rubin (Producer)
- Larry Carroll (Artwork)
- Howie Weinberg (Mastering)

Related links:
Slayer's Official Site
Slayer on MySpace
Slayer on Twitter
Jimmy Kimmel Live

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Trailer for Sick Of It All's "Nonstop"!

This year New York City Hardcore legends Sick Of It All are celebrating their 25th anniversary. After touring the world, the band made time to enter Antfarm Studio with Producer Tue Madsen and recorded "Nonstop", an album full of re-recorded classics. Set to be released on October 31 in Europe and on November 1 in the United States via Century Media Records, "Nonstop" is the follow up of "Based On A True Story" (2010).

This is what Sick Of It All had to say about this upcoming release.

"It was a fun recording session, and a relatively easy one because we're so used to playing so many of these songs live. They're like second nature. Most of these songs make their way into our live sets all the time, so they're current — they reach new ears and are constantly refreshed by their exposure to a brand new audience. It's not like they had to be dusted off.

"We changed tempos mostly and some of the arrangements, but we didn't want to do anything too drastic. We wanted to keep most of the songs true to the originals, but with a more powerful sound that we feel makes them all they can be."

Trailer for "Nonstop":

Here is a re-recorded version of 'Built to Last'!

"Nonstop" track listing:

01. Clobberin' Time
02. Injustice System!
03. Sanctuary
04. Scratch The Surface
05. Us Vs. Them
06. The Deal
07. Just Look Around
08. Ratpack
09. World Full Of Hate
10. Pushed Too Far
11. GI Joe Headstomp
12. Never Measure Up
13. Chip Away
14. Busted
15. Locomotive
16. My Life
17. Friends Like You
18. Relentless
19. No Labels
20. Built To Last

Related links:
SICK OF IT ALL Official Site
SICK OF IT ALL on Twitter

Opeth's NEW Album "Heritage" - Frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt track by track breakdown!

Swedish progressive Death Metal band Opeth recently released their 10th studio album titled "Heritage", which was released on September 20 (via Roadrunner Records). Additionally, the band is currently on a massive North American tour with fellow Swedish countrymen Katatonia.

Here is vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth breaking down the band's new album, "Heritage", a third video will be added soon!

The band recently released a video for their first single 'The Devil's Orchard', taken from their 10th studio album titled "Heritage", which was released on September 20 (via Roadrunner Records).

Directed by the award-winning New York City-based photographer Phil Mucci, who had previously directed KORN's video for 'Oildale', the video will definitely captivate the eyesight of the legions of Opeth fans all over the world.

Opeth - "The Devil's Orchard" from Phil Mucci on Vimeo.

Opeth North American Tour with Katatonia:

- 10/6/2011: The Beaumont (Kansas City, MO)
- 10/7/2011: First Avenue (Loop Station, MN)
- 10/8/2011: Burton Cummings Theatre (Winnipeg, MAN)
- 10/10/2011: Edmonton Events Centre (Edmonton, ALB)
- 10/11/2011: MacEwan Hall (Calgary, ALB)
- 10/13/2011: Commodore Ballroom (Vancouver, BC)
- 10/14/2011: Knitting Factory (Spokane, WA)
- 10/15/2011: Showbox SoDo (Seattle, WA)
- 10/16/2011: Roseland Theater (Portland, OR)
- 10/18/2011: The Warfield (San Francisco, CA)
- 10/18/2011: The Mayan Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
- 10/20/2011: House Of Blues (San Diego, CA)
- 10/21/2011: The Fox Theater (Pomona, CA)
- 10/22/2011: Marquee Theatre (Tempe, AZ)
- 10/24/2011: The Complex (Salt Lake City, UT)
- 10/25/2011: Ogden Theatre (Denver, CO)
- 10/27/2011: The Rave (Milwaukee, WI)
- 10/28/2011: Vic Theatre (Chicago, IL)
- 10/29/2011: St. Andrew's Hall (Detroit, MI)
- 10/31/2011: Mr. Smalls (Millvale, PA)
- 11/1/2011: Rams Head Live (Baltimore, MD)

"Heritage" first-week chart positions:

- Finland: #2
- Sweden: #4
- Norway: #8
- Germany: #9 *
- Holland: #10 *
- Australia: #12
- Switzerland: #13
- Japan: #15
- Austria: #16
- Slovenia: #17
- U.S.A.: #19 *
- Italy: #21 *
- U.K.: #22 *
- Canada: #23
- France: #24 *
- Poland : #25
- New Zealand: #26
- Ireland: #34
- Belgium: #40

* Highest chart position to date

Photo credit: Steve Lars from Creative Ventures International & Steve Lars on Facebook

Related links:

Five Finger Death Punch Release Two Songs in Anticipation of 'American Capitalist'!

California's Five Finger Death Punch is gearing up for the release of their third studio album titled "American Capitalist" (set to be released on October 11 via Prospect Park). The album was recorded at “The Hideout” in Las Vegas, NV with producer Kevin Churko.

“This record crystallizes the sound of Death Punch," says guitarist Zoltan Bathory.

Singer Ivan Moody adds, "I literally laid every ounce of blood I had on this one. We are a people’s band. Our fans understand us because of who we are. We've never tried to be anybody else but FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. If you’re inclined to please the whole world, you've got to take a step back and realize that at the end of the day, you have to be you- first and foremost. Otherwise, you're useless to anyone else".

The bands last album, "War Is The Answer", debuted at #7 on the Billboard chart. ‘Far From Home’ peaked #2 at Active Rock radio and was named the #1 Rated Song at Mediabase Rate-The-Music for eleven straight weeks, while the hit single “Bad Company” hit #1 at Active Rock radio. Both 5FDP albums, War Is The Answer (2009) and The Way of the Fist (2007) are RIAA-certified Gold and continue to post some of the strongest sales week after week in the world of hard rock and metal- charting for 100 straight weeks on the Billboard Top 200.

1. "American Capitalist"
2. "Under and Over It"
3. "The Pride"
4. "Coming Down"
5. "Menace"
6. "Generation Dead"
7. "Back for More"
8. "Remember Everything"
9. "Wicked Ways"
10. "If I Fall"
11. "100 Ways to Hate"

Don't forget that Five Finger Death Punch will be performing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' this fall! The band is scheduled to perform two songs at a special outdoor performance on October 12th that is scheduled to air on the October 26th, 2011 episode of the show. The band will be performing new music from their upcoming full-length album, "American Capitalist", being released on October 11th, 2011, via Prospect Park.

Fans are encouraged to attend the outdoor taping which will take place at the "El Capitan Theater", located one block south of Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Orange streets.

5FDP recently unveiled a brand-new video for their new single 'Under and Over It'. The satirical video was directed by Ethan Maniquis (co-director of Machete) and shot at Gavin Maloof's spectacular mansion in Las Vegas.

The guys from Five Finger Death Punch are currently gearing up for a massive US tour with Hatebreed and All That Remains, dubbed as "Share the Welt Tour". Hatebreed will be main support for 5FDP and ATR.

- 10/15 Las Vegas, NV – Luxor Festival Grounds
- 10/16 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
- 10/17 Medford, OR – Medford Armory
- 10/19 Magna, UT – The Great Salt Air
- 10/22 Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center
- 10/24 Missoula, MT – Adams Center
- 10/25 Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
- 10/26 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
- 10/28 El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock Ent Center
- 10/29 San Antonio, TX – Sunken Garden
- 10/31 St. Charles, MO – Family Arena
- 11/01 Little Rock, AR – Clear Channel Metroplex Event Ctr
- 11/02 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
- 11/04 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
- 11/05 Grand Rapids, MI – Deltaplex Arena
- 11/06 Indianapolis, IN – The Egyptian Room
- 11/08 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
- 11/09 Corpus Christi, TX – The Pavilion
- 11/11 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion
- 11/12 Dallas, TX – The Palladium Ballroom
- 11/14 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
- 11/15 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
- 11/16 Greenvile, SC – Bi-Lo Center
- 11/18 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
- 11/19 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
- 11/21 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
- 11/22 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
- 11/23 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
- 11/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
- 11/26 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena
- 11/27 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
- 11/29 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theater
- 11/30 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
- 12/02 Wallingford, CT – The Oakdale Theater
- 12/03 Lewiston, ME – The Colisee
- 12/04 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
- 12/06 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
- 12/13 Fargo, ND – The Venue
- 12/14 St. Paul, MN @ Myt

Five Finger Death Punch is:

- Zoltan Bathory: Guitars
- Jason Hook – Guitars
- Ivan Moody – Vocals
- Jeremy Spencer – Drums

Related links:
Click to listen to "Under It and Over it"!
Official Site of Five Finger Death Punch
Five Finger Death Punch on Facebook
Five Finger Death Punch on Twitter

Steve Jobs Loses Battle to Cancer at 56 - Memoir by Alex Skonick (Testament)

Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Inc., lost his battle to pancreatic cancer yesterday in Palo Alto, California, USA, after struggling for many years with this horrible disease. Jobs will finally Rest In Peace, and there is no question that he will be remembered forever as one the most important visionaries in the history of the world. We want to extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and fans all over the world.

Here is a memoir that guitar master Alex Skolnick (Testament) wrote in regards to the passing of Mr. Steve Jobs.

"With the passing of Steve Jobs, we've lost one of the great ones.

"Like many, I've spent thousands of dollars on Apple products and admit occasionally grumbling about the prices, the upgrades and the compatibility of Apple products. But stop for one moment and consider the amount of human productivity, the advances in business, entertainment and communications, the enjoyment of these processes and the resulting higher quality of life (for both creator and consumer alike) that has been a direct result of Steve Jobs' visions. When you put it in perspective, there is no comparison to the amount of personal dollars spent. So while there are going to be tributes from technological and cultural commentators far more qualified than myself, the least I can do is put in my proverbial two cents.

"In my own case, this human productivity has included capturing music on digital software designed for the Macintosh computer. Often the songs of which were fleshed out on a MacBook pro laptop and in many cases the initial ideas were captured via the iPhone Voice Memo. Eventually these songs would be heard by many listeners via iTunes on computers, iPods and more recently something that I didn't quite understand when it first came out: the iPad, as reflected in a blog post: 'Confessions Of A Reluctant iPad Owner.'

"There was one thing I hadn't realized yet when I wrote that post: when you listen to music on the iPad — the cover art takes over the whole screen (unless you choose the option of opening up another iPad window while listening). Whether Jobs himself thought of this, or someone else at Apple (no doubt enabled and inspired by Jobs), it a recapturing something so precious: the appreciation of album cover art, a joy which got lost as the primary medium for music switched from vinyl records to CD's and more recently, MP3s. Clearly Steve Jobs was a true fan and connoisseur of music and art as well as computer nerd.

"To me, that little touch with the album cover art, a minor detail compared to the iPad's other features, captures the essence of what made Steve Jobs so special. Part of his genius was his ability to take very complex technology and make it palatable, even enjoyable, to non-technically minded people. Another good reflection of this can be seen in the way he introduced the iPad Nano onstage in 2005: rather than describing the intricacies of microcircuits and MP3 technology, he simply had a video camera do a close up of the coin pocket on his blue jeans and, like a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat, he introduced a tiny iPod, the likes of which had been previously unimaginable (as was the concept of the iPod itself about five years earlier). Although he had numerous unique qualities — leadership skills, a keen business sense and a vigilant work ethic not the least of them — it was Jobs' sense of presentation, whether himself onstage delivering a keynote address, or in the sleek appearance of Apple's products and retail stores, which set him apart from other technological innovators.

"I can think of very few people in this world that I've never even met, yet have had such a profound influence on my own life and so many others. He has helped defined the era in which we live; a shining light in the turbulent darkness. Indeed, as America has undergone so much embarrassment from leaders and citizens alike (from Dick Cheney to Casey Anthony, from the mortgage meltdown to chronic obesity), Steve Jobs has represented the potential of America and given us something we're to share with the rest of the world. Steve Jobs is one of the few people for whom his passing causes the world to seem a little bit emptier.

"As a remembrance, take a look at this Apple ad from 1997, in which Steve Jobs could unarguably be placed among these iconic figures: THINK DIFFERENT.

"And here is his compelling speech to the 2005 graduating class of Stanford University: Steve Job's Stanford Speech. This last line here is one I wish I'd heard when I was much, much younger: 'Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.'

"Here's one more great quote from the great Steve Jobs. He will be sorely missed:

'Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.'"


Related links:
Apple Inc.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

NYC Sensation PUi Tribe Unveils New Details about Tomorrow’s Video Filming Stunt in Midtown Manhattan!

New York City natives PUi, known for independently selling out venues in New York City and putting on electrifying performances, are getting ready to be filmed for their brand new music video for the single ‘Army Of Slaves’ which is being re-recorded independent of a set release specifically for the video. A brand new video featuring vocalist/guitarist Prince Nazimcan Shuva has surfaced outlining details about the filming of the video, the idea behind the fan filming, and more. The video unveils details about the date and time of the stunt, which can now be revealed as October 6th at 12:30pm, somewhere in Midtown Manhattan, NYC.

More details about the location will be revealed to the world at 11am ET tomorrow morning on all of PUi’s sites.

The band is making it up to you, the fans, to direct their music video. There will be no cameramen hired by the band. All fans have to do is check back with the website periodically for details and show up with a camera when the information is released, ready to film. The best footage submitted to PUicontact@gmail.com will be PUi’s first ever music video.

PUi released an EP in January 2010 entitled, You Will Clap, which is available for purchase now on iTunes. The EP was recorded at Underground Studios and was produced by band members Shuva and Brian Hosey. It is mixed by Kyle Kelso and mastered by Howie Weinberg. The band plans on releasing a new full-length album within the next year, entitled Neo-Primal.

Upcoming shows:

- Irving Plaza Saturday, November 5th - The PUi Ritual III (The "Army Of Slaves" Video Release Party)

Sponsored by Horns Up Rocks and No Mercy Metal

DJ's: Tim No 37 and Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks
Tickets are $17 adv/ $20 at the door

Doors: 6:30pm
Show: 7pm

- 7:00-7:30: P.T. Grimm
- 7:45-8:15: Bound By Substance
- 8:30-9:00: Anaka
- 9:15-9:45: Killcode
- 10-10:45: PUi
- 11-11:45: Viza

PUi is:

- Prince (Nazimcan Shuva) // Vocals, Guitar
- Siren (Leo Henry) // Vocals
- Shaa (Ory Baum) // Drums
- Sub (Brian Hosey) // Bass
- Tek (Tunch) // Darbuka, Percussion

Related links:
PUi's Official Site
PUi on Facebook
PUi on Twitter
Facebook Invite for PUi Ritual at Irving Plaza

'Unto the Locust' - Highest Debut in Machine Head's History on Billboard Top 200!

On Tuesday, September 27, 2011, Machine Head released their seventh studio album entitled "Unto The Locust" via Roadrunner Records. After the success of "The Blackening", Machine Head decided that they were going to close the door on that album, and create something fresh sounding. This is exactly what the band accomplished! Once again Machine has proven their elite status amongst today’s massive array of Heavy Metal artists.

More than doubling on the #54 Billboard Top 200 debut chart position of the band’s 2007 Grammy-nominated release, "The Blackening", Machine Head have topped themselves again with a remarkable #22 Billboard Top 200 chart debut for their new album, "Unto The Locust", with over 17,000 albums scanned.

The new Machine Head album debuts at #4 on the Hard Music chart and the Current Hard Music chart, as well as the top internet chart at #26. The album came in at #19 on the overall digital albums chart with nearly 6,000 albums sold digitally, 35% of the overall scan. Even more impressive, this is the third consecutive album to show at least a 20% increase in sales over the previous release; a virtually unprecedented feat for any band or artist, let alone a Metal band in 2011. To date the band has sold a staggering 2.4 million albums worldwide.

"Unto The Locust" is seeing amazing charting numbers overseas as well. The album charted at #5 on the German charts, #6 on the Austrian charts, #10 in Australia and Switzerland, #13 on the French charts, #18 on the Japanese charts, #19 on the New Zealand charts, #22 on the Belgian charts, #28 in Norway, and #82 on the United Kingdom charts (the album release in the United Kingdom was via the Metal Hammer fan pack, which does not counted towards UK chart numbers. The #82 chart number solely represents digital sales).

We recently visited the Roadrunner Records headquarters in New York City and had the chance to interview Machine Head's front-man Robb Flynn about 'Unto The Locust'. We also talked to Flynn about the bands recent Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival experience. Check it out!

Here is the track listing for "Unto The Locust":

\m/ Unto The Locust (Standard)
1. I Am Hell (Sonata In C#)
I) Sangre Sani
II) I Am Hell
III) Ashes To The Sky
2. Be Still And Know
3. Locust
4. This Is The End
5. Darkness Within
6. Pearls Before The Swine
7. Who We Are

\m/ Unto The Locust (Special Edition)
1. I Am Hell (Sonata In C#)
I) Sangre Sani
II) I Am Hell
III) Ashes To The Sky
2. Be Still And Know
3. Locust
4. This Is The End
5. Darkness Within
6. Pearls Before The Swine
7. Who We Are
8. The Sentinel * (Judas Priest cover)
9. Witch Hunt * (Rush cover)
10. Darkness Within [Acoustic] *

DVD: "The Making Of Unto The Locust" documentary

* Bonus Tracks


South American Tour with Sepultura:

- October 14 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Citibank Hall
- October 15 - Curitiba, Brazil @ Master Hall
- October 16 - Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Casa de Gaucho
- October 21 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ El Teatro Flores
- October 23 - Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Caupolican

European Tour with DevilDriver and Darkest Hour:

- 02-Nov Wed: Norway, Oslo - Sentrum
- 03-Nov Thu: Sweden, Stockholm - Aren
- 05-Nov Sat: Finland, Tampere - Sorsapuisto-Sali
- 06-Nov Sun: Finland, Helsinki - Circus
- 08-Nov Tue: Denmark, Copenhagen - KB Halle
- 09-Nov Wed: Germany, Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit 36
- 10-Nov Thu: Germany, Dresden - Alter Schlachthof
- 12-Nov Sat: Austria, Vienna - Gasomter
- 13-Nov Sun: Italy, Milan - Alcatraz
- 15-Nov Tue: Spain, Barcelona - Razzmatazz
- 16-Nov Wed: Spain, Madrid - Riviera
- 17-Nov Thu: Portugal, Lisbon - Coliseum
- 18-Nov Fri: Portugal, Oporto - Coliseum
- 19-Nov Sat: Spain, Bilbao - Rockitar
- 21-Nov Mon: Switzerland, Zurich - Volkshaus
- 23-Nov Wed: France, Paris - Zenith
- 24-Nov Thu: Germany, Neu-Isenburg - Hugenottenhalle
- 25-Nov Fri: Germany, Munich - Tonhalle
- 26-Nov Sat: Germany, Ludwigsburg - Arena
- 28-Nov Mon: Holland, Eindhoven - Klokgebown
- 29-Nov Tue: Belgium, Brussels - Forest
- 30-Nov Wed: Germany, Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
- 01-Dec Thu: Luxembourg - Rockhal
- 03-Dec Sat: UK, London - Wembley Arena
- 04-Dec Sun: UK, Birmingham - NIA
- 05-Dec Mon: UK, Glasgow - SECC
- 06-Dec Tue: UK, Manchester - Central

Video & Photo credit: Steve Lars from Creative Ventures International & Steve Lars on Facebook

Related links:
Machine Head
Purchase Locust on Amazon
Purchase Locust on Itunes

Tony Iommi Announces First U.S. & U.K. Book-Signing Events!

Legendary Heavy Metal guitarist Tony Iommi decided to grab pen and paper, and to write his memoir entitled "Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven And Hell With Black Sabbath". Iommi's newest venture will be released in the United States on November 1 in hardback by Perseus Books/DeCapo Press and in Europe on October 13 through Simon & Schuster.

In order to celebrate the release of his memoir, Tony Iommi will be doing a series of book signings in the U.S. and the U.K.

- Monday, Oct. 17: London, UK @ HMV FOPP
- Tuesday, Oct. 18: Birmingham, UK @ HMV
- Wednesday, Oct. 19: Sheffield, UK @ Waterstones
- Thursday, Oct. 20: Nottingham, UK @ Waterstones
- Tuesday, Nov. 1: Ridgewood, NJ @ Bookends (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
- Wednesday, Nov. 2: Huntington, NY @ Book Revue (7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)
- Thursday, Nov. 3: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar (3:00pm - 4:00pm)


Related links:
Tony Iommi's Official Site
Black Sabbath

Corey Taylor Releases "Seven Deadly Sins" Audiobook & Announces "An Evening With Corey Taylor" Solo Performances!

"I always had a plan that if I didn't get to read it, I had three people that I wanted to read it: Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken or Betty White. Those are my three that, I'm just like, I would love to have that happen. But I'm not gonna get out of it; I'm gonna have to read it myself. Which is fine, seeing as it's my kind of flow.

"People who know me, they call me and it's like, 'Dude, I can't get your voice out of my head when I'm reading this book. It's like I'm talking to you!'. And that, that's the best compliment I could ever get, you know, because that's really what it's supposed to be, is a conversation. It's supposed to be me trying to make a point and trying to make an argument, and apparently I've done pretty well."

Here are a few previews of Corey Taylor reading "Seven Deadly Sins - Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good".

"An Evening with Corey Taylor" tour-dates:

- Nov. 14: House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
- Nov. 15: Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
- Nov. 17: Bronze Peacock at HOB - Houston, TX
- Nov. 18: Trees - Dallas, TX
- Nov. 19: Gothic Theater - Denver, CO
- Nov. 21: Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
- Nov. 22: Varsity - Minneapolis, MN
- Nov. 23: The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
- Nov. 25: Eagle Theatre - Detroit, MI
- Nov. 26: Double Door - Chicago, IL
- Dec. 01: Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC
- Dec. 02: Mod Club - Toronto, ON
- Dec. 04: Middle East - Boston, MA
- Dec. 05: Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
- Dec. 06: World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
- Dec. 07: The Met - Providence, RI
- Dec. 09: Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
- Dec. 10: Sound Stage - Baltimore, MD
- Dec. 12: Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
- Dec. 13: The Social - Orlando, FL

Related links:
Click to order the audio version of "Seven Deadly Sins - Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good"
Corey Taylor's official site
Stone Sour

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Legendary Goregrinders Exhumed To Kick Off North American Tour Later This Month!

Goregrinding Metal gods Exhumed are gearing up to kick off the second leg of their 'Back From The Dead And Ready To Party' North American Tour later this month. Set to commence on October 27 in Amarillo, Texas, the band will be touring in support of their "All Guts, No Glory" full-length released in July via Relapse Records.

"We're fully chuffed to hit the road with Goatwhore and Havok on the second leg of our 'Back From The Dead And Ready To Party' North American tour. It's been way too long since we've played out on the East Coast. I can promise you a full-on autopsy holocaust doss of epic proportions! We'll be playing a ton of stuff from the new record, as well as all the moldy oldies the 'Slaughtercult' has come to expect, so come on out, grab a beer, and get ready to rage! See you there!" - Matt Harvey (Vocalist/Guitarist)

Exhumed 'Back From The Dead And Ready To Party' North American Tour 2011 with Cephalic Carnage, Goatwhore and Havok!

- 10/27/2011: Sorority House - Amarillo, TX * w/ Death Angel
- 10/28/2011: The Roxy - Oklahoma City, OK
- 10/29/2011: FuBbar - St Louis, MO
- 10/30/2011: Reggie’s Rock Club - Chicago, IL
- 10/31/2011: I-Rock Nightclub - Detroit
- 11/01/2011: Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
- 11/02/2011: Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
- 11/03/2011: Wreck Room - Toronto, ON
- 11/04/2011: Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
- 11/05/2011: Rock Cafe Le Stage - Trois-Rivieres, QC
- 11/06/2011: L'Agitee - Quebec City, QC
- 11/08/2011: The Palladium - Worcester, MA
- 11/09/2011: Europa - Brooklyn, NY
- 11/10/2011: Championships - Trenton, NJ
- 11/11/2011: Mojo 13 - Wilmington, DE
- 11/12/2011: Sonar - Baltimore, MD
- 11/13/2011: The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
- 11/14/2011: Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
- 11/15/2011: The Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
- 11/16/2011: The Engine Room - Tallahassee, FL
- 11/17/2011: Siberia - New Orleans, LA
- 11/18/2011: Korova/Goregrowler's Ball - San Antonio, TX w/ Suffocation
- 11/19/2011: The Juggernaut - Gallup, NM *
- 11/20/2011: Orpheum Theatre - Flagstaff, AZ *
* = no Goatwhore

"All Guts, No Glory" marks Exhumed's first new record in almost eight years and offers up 11 choice cuts of grinding Death Metal combined with the raw ferocity of their legendary "Slaughtercult" album with the wild ambition of 2003's "Anatomy Is Destiny". As crimson concertos such as 'Dis-assembly Line,' 'As Hammer To Anvil,' and 'Funereality' illustrate, "All Guts, No Glory" is Exhumed's finest release to date.

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GWAR-B-Q TV Special on G4's "Attack Of The Show"!

On Saturday, September 17th, a legion of headbangers took over Hadad's Water Park in Richmond, Virginia, for the 2011 GWAR B-Q: one of the wildest parties of the summer. The event featured two full stages of Rock, and it was headlined by the mighty GWAR. This was no ordinary GWAR set (if such a thing could exist...) as original GWAR bass player Mike Bishop (the first Beefcake the Mighty) joined the band for a very special set of songs from the "Scumdogs" era, this special set was followed by the latest incarnation of the universes most dangerous band, who took center stage and GWARified the crowd!

If you weren't there you missed a hell of a time, but luckily enough for you Bohabs, G4's "Attack of the Show" was there to document it all. Host Candace Bailey was there to check out all the bands, spend some quality time with her lords and masters GWAR and even got fed to The World Maggot.

The segment featuring the GWAR-B-Q airs tonight on G4TV at 7:00 PM Eastern (4:00 PM Pacific). The episode will be repeated throughout the week and starting on Wednesday October 5th the segment will be available for viewing of at the"Attack of the Show" website.

"Candace Bailey had on the tightest pair of jeans I had ever seen. It looked like they had dipped her halfway into a bucket of blue ink, and it outlined her camel-toe perfectly." - Oderus Urungus

GWAR Fall tour with Every Time I Die, Ghoul and Warbeast:

- 10/18 Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
- 10/19 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
- 10/20 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
- 10/21 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
- 10/22 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
- 10/23 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
- 10/24 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
- 10/25 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
- 10/26 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
- 10/28 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
- 10/29 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
- 10/30 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
- 10/31 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
- 11/01 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
- 11/02 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
- 11/04 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Centre
- 11/05 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
- 11/07 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
- 11/08 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
- 11/09 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
- 11/10 Medford, OR @ Medford Armory
- 11/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
- 11/12 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
- 11/13 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
- 11/14 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
- 11/15 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
- 11/16 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
- 11/18 Austin, TX @ East Side Drive In
- 11/19 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
- 11/20 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
- 11/21 New Orleans, LA @ The Hangar
- 11/22 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
- 11/23 Tampa, FL @ Green Iguana Stadium
- 11/25 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
- 11/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
- 11/27 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place

Related links:
GWAR on YouTube
GWAR on Metal Blade TV
GWAR on Facebook
GWAR on MySpace
GWAR in Japan


Behemoth - Music Video Premiere for 'Lucifer'!

Poland's Heavy Metal meisters Behemoth have teamed up again with Grupa 13 to produce a music video for their song 'Lucifer'; which is a track taken from their 2009 release titled "Evangelion". The song clocks in at over eight minutes long and is one of the most atmospheric and foreboding songs in Behemoth's vast catalogue.

The video was shot in Wroclaw, Poland and stars the song's guest vocalist, Maciej Malenczuk.

Here is a behind the scenes video of the making of 'Lucifer'.

Back in print and newly repackaged, "Demonica" chronicles the earliest recordings of Polish blackened Death Metal legends Behemoth! "Demonica" will include two booklets; a 28 page booklet and a 16 page booklet with rare photos and lyrics that were not included with the original release. Painstakingly compiled by the band, and in particular, front-man and founding member Nergal, who had this to say about compiling lyrics:

"Finding and collecting all the lyrics was a difficult task, demanding patience and time. With an aim of preserving the so-called historical authenticity, I have resolved to forward the lyrics in their original form, even though some of the language mistakes in them may obscure the overall meaning of the work… The fact that none of them has ever been published before, speaks of their exceptional collectors or even historical value… All the lyrics, despite their imperfections and just terrible English, depict me from the time of their creation. I still believe that it was a very straightforward and honest material, which had its mighty influence on who I am today."

"Demonica" will be available in North America November 22 in North America, via Metal Blade Records.

Disc 1:

1. Of My Worship
2. Summoning of the Ancient Gods
3. The Arrival (Instrumental)
4. Dark Triumph
5. Monumentum (Instrumental)
6. Rise of the Blackstorm of Evil
7. Aggressor
8. Goat With a Thousand Young (Instrumental)
9. Bless Thee for Granting Me Pain
10. Cursed Angel of Doom
11. Transylvanian Forest

Disc 2:

1. From Hornedlands to Lindisfarne
2. Thy Winter Kingdom
3. Summoning (Of the Ancient Ones)
4. The Dance of the Pagan Flames
5. Blackvisions of the Almighty
6. Fields of Haar-Meggido
7. Deathcrush (Mayhem cover)
8. Moonspell Rites
9. Blackvisions of the Almighty
10. Pure Evil & Hate
11. The Oak Between the Snows (Instrumental)
12. Spellcraft & Heathendom

An mp3 for the track 'Summoning of the Ancient Gods' and preorders for the "Demonica" reissue can be found HERE.

Related links:
Behemoth on Metal Blade Records
Behemoth on Facebook
Behemoth on Twitter

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cradle Of Filth Premieres Clip from Upcoming "Evermore Darkly..." DVD!

As previously announced, the UK’s premier extreme Metal antagonist, Cradle Of Filth, will be releasing a CD/DVD mini-album titled “Evermore Darkly…" on October 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. This mini-album is the follow-on to last year’s triumphant, "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa". This is what vocalist Dani Filth had to say about
this new release.

“It is a much-loved musical stop-gap between albums, a pleasure treasure trove of wild and wicked wonders primed especially for fans. Something for them to sink their teeth into this autumn as the Cradle invasion fleet is primed for future contagion.”

In addition to the new clip (which you can watch below), the Cradle Of Filth mini-site contains an 'Evermore Darkly…' video trailer, the music video for 'Lilith Immaculate', album info, downloads and more.

"Evermore Darkly…" will feature the brand new musical beast, “Thank Your Lucky Stars,” a special remix of “Forgive Me Father,” courtesy of Rob C. from Anthrax, an extended rendition of “Lilith Immaculate,” as well as tempered demo versions of three Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa songs. The CD closes with a special taster from Cradle Of Filth’s impending orchestral project, in the form of a haunting, classic reworking of fan-favorite, “Summer Dying Fast.”

"Evermore Darkly…" DVD contains footage from Summer 2011, when Cradle Of Filth embarked on a rapid spat of tours, accompanied by two eager filmmakers. The resulting documentary, 'You Can't Polish A Turd… But You Can Roll It In Glitter,' combined with performance and interview footage, culminates in a forty five minute film of the not so glamorous reality of life in a touring band at work and play, as they trawl their way across Europe over eight performances. The DVD includes an interview with ghoul-guide, Dani Filth, interspersed and peppered with live footage and backstage shenanigans, culminating in the entire hour long set from this year's highly anticipated Graspop festival appearance.

Here is a clip from the forthcoming DVD "Evermore Darkly...":

Cradle of Filth - "Evermore Darkly..." (clip from the documentary) from Peaceville Records on Vimeo.

The track list for "Evermore Darkly..." is:

1. Transmission From Hell

2. Thank Your Lucky Scars
3. Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned) - Elder Version
4. Lilith Immaculate (Extended Length)
5. The Persecution Song - Elder Version
6. Forgive Me Father (I'm In A Trance)
7. The Spawn Of Love And War - Elder Version
8. Summer Dying Fast ('Midnight in The Labyrinth' breadcrumb trail)

Venus Diversa DVD…:

1. Lilith Immaculate Promo Video
2. ‘You Can't Polish A Turd…But You Can Roll It In Glitter’ Rockumentary
3. Burning Down Graspop, Dessel, Belgium, 25th June 2011 Live Footage

Be sure to join Cradle Of Filth’s iconic guitarist, Paul Allender, for a special web-chat at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT on, Wednesday, October 19th to learn more about the new mini-album. The chat will stream on the Peaceville Records Livestream channel, and fans will be able to submit questions using their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The Cradle Of Filth iPhone application has also been updated and now features Evermore Darkly… audio samples, artwork, news and videos. The application can be downloaded for free right here.

The mini-album can be pre-ordered as a CD or CD/t-shirt bundle through the Nuclear Blast webstore at http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/Artist/Cradle_Of_Filth/10533.

Stay tuned for more info on Cradle Of Filth and "Evermore Darkly…".

Cradle Of Filth is:

- Dani Filth (Vocals)
- Paul Allender (Guitar)
- James McIlroy (Guitar)
- David Pybus (Bass)
- Martin Skaroupka (Drums)
- Caroline Campbell (Keys)

Related links:
Cradle Of Filth mini-site for “Evermore Darkly…”
Click here to pre-order Cradle Of Filth's mini-album “Evermore Darkly…”
Click here to download the Cradle Of Filth iPhone app
Cradle Of Filth
The Order Of The Dragon
Cradle Of Filth on Facebook
Cradle Of Filth on You Tube
Cradle Of Filth on Twitter
Cradle Of Filth on Peaceville

Puscifer Announce Appearance on 'Late Show With David Letterman', First Ever US Tour & NEW Album Details!

In case you have been living under a rock, Puscifer is one of many bands featuring musical genius Maynard James Keenan (Tool & A Perfect Circle). What sets Puscifer apart from other Heavy Music acts, is their blend of various musical styles with comedy. Today they have a bunch of updates for you, so listen up.

The band announced today that they will making their television debut on Halloween, by appearing on the "Late Show With David Letterman" on CBS. Additionally, Puscifer is scheduled to release their NEW sophomore album "Conditions Of My Parole" on October 18 via Puscifer Entertainment. Here is the track listing:

01. Tiny Monsters
02. Green Valley
03. Monsoons
04. Telling Ghosts
05. Horizons
06. Man Overboard
07. Toma
08. The Rapture (Fear Is a Mind Killa Mix)
09. Conditions of My Parole
10. The Weaver
11. Oceans
12. Tumbleweed

Puscifer, have also announced that they will kick off their first North American tour in support of the band's sophomore release, "Conditions of My Parole", on November 7 in Seattle. Support during the tour will come from Carina Round.

The dates are as follows:

Nov. 07 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
Nov. 09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Capitol Theatre
Nov. 10 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
Nov. 12 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
Nov. 14 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
Nov. 15 - Chicago, IL - Cadillac Palace Theatre
Nov. 17 - Cleveland, OH - Lakewood Civic Auditorium
Nov. 18 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Nov. 19 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Nov. 22 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
Nov. 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Nov. 26 - Washington, DC - [to be announced]
Nov. 27 - Charlotte, NC - [to be announced]
Nov. 29 - Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre
Nov. 30 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
Dec. 06 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
Dec. 09 - Las Vegas, NV - [to be announced]
Dec. 11 - Phoenix, AZ - [to be announced]

"A musically driven evening that merges technology, quirky characters and comedy."

Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday, October 7 at 12 (noon) local time via venue box offices, as well as Ticketmaster and Live Nation web sites. A limited number of VIP packages, featuring wine tastings and a more mysterious Puscifer encounter, will be available simultaneously via puscifer.frontgatetickets.com.

Puscifer's Discography:

\m/ Studio albums

- "V" Is for Vagina (October 30, 2007)
- Conditions of My Parole (October 18, 2011)[20]

\m/ Remix albums

- "V" Is for Viagra. The Remixes (April 29, 2008)
- "D" Is for Dubby – The Lustmord Dub Mixes (October 17, 2008)
- Sound into Blood into Wine (September 7, 2010)

\m/ EPs

- Don't Shoot the Messenger (October 9, 2007)
- "C" Is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here) (November 10, 2009)

\m/ Singles

- "Cuntry Boner" (2007)
- "Queen B." (2007)
- "DoZo" (2008)
- "The Mission" (2009)
- "Man Overboard" (2011)

\m/ Music videos/DVDs

- "Queen B." (2008)
- "DoZo" (2008)
- "Momma Sed" (2008)
- "The Mission" (2009)
- "Man Overboard" (2011)

Puscifer is:

- Maynard James Keenan
- Mat Mitchell
- Josh Eustis
- Carina Round
- Matt McJunkins
- Jeff Friedl

Related links:

Gojira Update - NEW Album, NEW Website & Statement by Joseph Duplantier!

The members of French progressive Heavy Metal band Gojira, have been dealing with some hard times lately, but rest assured that they will make a very strong comeback. At current time the band is without a label, and the hard drive where they had most of their new EP recorded crashed. Regardless of this unforeseen obstacles, Gojira is ready to get back into the groove. Here is an Official statement from the band.

"A lot happened since our last message so we wanted to give you some news today and let you know we are still alive!

"We know you are all eagerly awaiting the "Sea Sheperd" EP release. We are sorry for the delay. Some of the material was on a hard drive that crashed but we are nearing the end of a long and difficult recovery process.

"Now the good news: the new Album is ready! All the music and lyrics are waiting to be recorded. Joe Duplantier (vocalist/guitarist) is already in New York to check out the studio and make sure everything is sorted so we can begin to record next month.

"A new website is being built and we are working on ways to improve the communication between the band and our fans."

Here is a statement from Gojira's vocalist/guitarist Joseph Duplantier, regarding the bands vision behind the creative process for their NEW EP entitled "Sea Sheperd". (Courtesy of Terrorizer Magazine)

"I've been about spirituality since the first album. It's hard to define what spirituality is, but it's more like getting closer to [oneself]. It's where each thing we do is sacred; not like going to a church or when you are with a dying person, but waking up in the morning… I've tried to take this dimension when I've written the music, like sometimes I don't even know what I'm going to sing and the words come out fluently. It's not a concept album like in the past, it's more about being spontaneous with feeling, and it's more true and honest."

- Gojira's Discography:

\m/ Studio albums:

- Terra Incognita (2001)
- The Link (2003)
- From Mars to Sirius (2005)
- The Way of All Flesh (2008)
- Untitled 5th studio album (TBA)

\m/ Live albums:

- The Link Alive (2004)
- Untitled DVD (TBA)

\m/ Demos and EPs:

- Victim (1996)
- Possessed (1997)
- Saturate (1999)
- Wisdom Comes (2000)
- Maciste All'Inferno (2003)
- Sea Shepherd EP (2011)

Gojira is:

- Joe Duplantier (Vocals/Guitars)
- Mario Duplantier (Drums)
- Christian Andreu (Guitars)
- Jean-Michel Labadie (Bass)

Related links:
Gojira's Website