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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister Turns 66 Years Old!

Heavy Metal icon Ian Fraser Kilmister (A.K.A. Lemmy Kilmister) from Motörhead is celebrating his 66th birthday today! Please put your Horns Up, serve yourself some Jack and Coke, and crank up some Motörhead! HEAVY birthday Lemmy, we love you! \m/

For over thirty-five Lemmy Kilmister has been changing the face of Heavy Metal and has been making it a lot more fun. After a quick stint with Hawkwind, Lemmy realized that he was ready to form his own band and become the emblem of such band. In 1975, Lemmy formed Motörhead and immediately started making his presence be felt by helping to launch the "New Wave of British Heavy Metal"!

In the early 80's Motörhead had several singles in the UK Top 40 chart. Their albums "Overkill", "Bomber", "Ace of Spades", and "No Sleep 'til Hammersmith", engraved Motörhead as one of the most important Heavy Metal bands to ever come from the UK. To this day, you hear Motörhead's music on movies, TV shows, and covered by bands all over the world. As we all know, Lemmy is one of the most influential Heavy Metal icons of all time, and whoever said that Lemmy is God, is absolutely right.

Motörhead's 21st studio album "The World Is Yours" was released in February of this year, and it is considered one of the best albums in the long killer history of the Motörhead franchise. The first track “Born to Lose", which is Lemmy’s slogan (he has it tattooed on his right arm) kicks off the album with furious power. Then, one song after the other the Motörhead train gets loaded on Jack and Coke without losing focus and keeping their batteries charged.

Make sure to catch "Gigantour" 2012, featuring Megadeth, Motörhead, Volbeat, and Lacuna Coil! Here are the tour dates!

26 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
27 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
28 – Theater at Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
29 – Tsongas Arena – Lowell, MA


1 – Glens Falls Civic Center – Glens Falls, NY
2 – Colisee Pepsi – Quebec City, QC
3 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
5 – K-Rock Centre – Kingston, ON
7 – General Motors Centre – Oshawa, ON
8 – Copps Coliseum – Hamilton, ON
9 – Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
10 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
12 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
14 – Myth – St. Paul, MN
16 – Prairieland – Saskatoon, SK
17 – Shaw Conference Centre – Edmonton, AB
18 – Big 4 Building – Calgary, AB
20 – Abbotsford Ent & Sports Centre – Abbotsford, BC
21 – Showare Center – Kent, WA
23 – Event Center at San Jose State University – San Jose, CA
24 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Universal City, CA
25 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
26 – Tingley Coliseum – Albuquerque, NM
28 – The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO

If you have never experienced Motörhead live, here are some upcoming tour-dates:

02/22: Grand Rapids MI - Orbit (with Clutch & Valient Thorr)
02/23: Detroit MI - Royal Oaks (with Clutch & Valient Thorr)
02/25: Kitchener ONT - Elements (with Clutch & Valient Thorr)
02/26: Toronto ONT - Koolhouse (with Clutch & Valient Thorr)
02/28: New York NY - Best Buy (with Clutch & Valient Thorr)
03/01: Boston MA - House of Blues (with Clutch & Valient Thorr)
03/03: Sayerville NJ - Starland Ballroom (with Clutch & Valient Thorr)
03/04: Atlantic City NJ - House of Blues (with Clutch & Valient Thorr)
03/05: Charlotte NC - Fillmore Charlotte (with Clutch & Valient Thorr)
03/08: Austin TX - Stubb's (with Clutch & Valient Thorr)
03/10: Tempe AZ - Marquee Theatre (with Clutch & Valient Thorr)
03/11: Los Angeles CA - Nokia LA Live (with Clutch & Valient Thorr)
03/26: Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall *
03/28: Sydney, Australia - Big Top *
03/30: Adelaide, Australia - Thebarton *
04/01: Gold Coast, Australia - Convention Centre *
04/06: San Jose/Costa Rica - Campo Ferial Zapote *
04/09: Santiago/Chile - Teatro Caupolican *
04/12: Buenos Aires/Argentina - Luna Park *
04/14: Montevideo/Uruguay - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo *
04/16: São Paulo/Brazil - Via Funchal *
04/17: Curitiba/Brazil - Master Hall *
04/20: Florianópolis/Brazil - Floripa Music Hall *
04/26: Peru, Lima - Explanada Sur Del Monumental *
06/25: Italy - Sonisphere

* Check venue website or local ticket agent

Related links:
Lemmy on Facebook
Motörhead on Twitter

Happy Holidays From Trombone Brawlers Fallstaf - FREE Download of 'Eulogy' Available!

The brass Metal brawlers of Fallstaf are wishing everyone happy holidays and they would also like to thank everyone who has supported them during 2011 by offering their latest single "Eulogy" as a FREE download (see the link below). The track is one of the from their recently released debut album "Bastard Sons of A Pure Breed".

In addition to the 2011 year coming to an end, Fallstaf have been mentioned on Decibel Magazine's Top 5 Non-Metal Instruments on a 2011 Album category for their trombone hitman. Check it out on pg #54 of Issue #87 Jan 2012.

"Bastard Sons of A Pure Breed" features 11 tracks of fury; self-produced by Fallstaf, and mixed and mastered by Kevin Jardine (Slaves on Dope) of Uplift Studios and is the follow up their 2009 EP "The Hitman Plays Trombone". Blending aggressive trombone of the Hitman with heavy rock, thrash and hardcore influences, Fallstaf are excited to unleash a new sound to the metal family tree, which was born out of their other more soften music collective North East Bistro.

Track-listing of "Bastard Sons Of A Pure Breed":

1. Dark Days
2. The Cost
3. Eulogy
4. Not Welcome
5. Pull The Knife
6. My Demons (acoustic version)
7. 10 Years In Flames
8. The Hounds
9. Fuck The Fence
10. My Demons
11. Violent As Violence Can Be

Fallstaf is:

IANN - Vocals
BENN - Bass
SIMM - Guitars
MATT - Drums

Related links:
Click here to get a FREE download of the song "The Cost" by Fallstaf!
Fallstaf on Facebook
Fallstaf on Twitter

Eluveitie - Song Premiere Of 'Meet The Enemy'!

Swiss new wave folk Metallers Eluveitie, are gearing up for the release of their fifth studio album, "Helvetios" (Set to be released on February 28th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band is premiering a brand NEW song entitled "Meet The Enemy" on their Official Facebook page.

The track list for Helvetios is:

1. Prologue
2. Helvetios
3. Luxtos
4. Home
5. Santonian Shores
6. Scorched Earth
7. Meet The Enemy
8. Neverland
9. A Rose For Epona
10. Havoc
11. The Uprising
12. Hope
13. The Siege
14. Alesia
15. Tullianum
16. Uxellodunon
17. Epilogue

In other Eluveitie news, the band will take the stage in the US and Canada this winter as direct support to the mighty, Children of Bodom, on COB’s “15th Anniversary” tour.

Eluveitie with Children of Bodom, Revocation and Threat Signal:

- Jan. 21: Circo Volador – Mexico City, MX – MEXICO (W/ MOONSORROW + MY DYING BRIDE)
- Jan. 27: Plaza Live – Orlando, FL (ELUVEITIE HEADLINING)
- Jan. 28: Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
- Jan. 29: Reverb – Reading, PA
- Jan. 30: Waterstreet Music Hall – Rochester, NY
- Jan. 31: Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
- Feb. 01: The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
- Feb. 02: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL (NO CHILDREN OF BODOM)
- Feb. 03: The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
- Feb. 04: Pop’s – Sauget, IL
- Feb. 06: Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
- Feb. 07: Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
- Feb. 09: House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
- Feb. 10: The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
- Feb. 11: The Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
- Feb. 13: Yost Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
- Feb. 14: House of Blues – San Diego, CA
- Feb. 15: The Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
- Feb. 16: Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
- Feb. 18: Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
- Feb. 19: The Pavilion – Lubbock, TX
- Feb. 21: Emo’s – Austin, TX
- Feb. 22: Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
- Feb. 24: Expo Five – Louisville, KY
- Feb. 25: Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
- Feb. 26: Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA
- Feb. 27: Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
- Feb. 28: Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON – CANADA (ELUVEITIE HEADLINING w/ LOCALS)
- Feb. 29: Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
- Mar. 01: Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
- Mar. 02: Paramount Theater – Huntington, NY
- Mar. 03: Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
- Mar. 04: Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD

Eluveitie is:

Kay Brem – bass
Chrigel Glanzmann – vocals, mandola, whistles, pipes, gaita, acoustic guitar, bodhrán
Ivo Henzi – rhythm guitar
Patrick Kistler – bagpipes, whistles
Simeon Koch – lead guitar, vocals
Anna Murphy – hurdy gurdy, vocals
Merlin Sutter – drums
Meri Tadic – violin, vocals

Related links:
Official Site of Eluveitie
Eluveitie on Facebook
Eluveitie on Twitter
Eluveitie on YouTube
Eluveitie on MySpace

Friday, December 23, 2011

Heavy Metal Goes Xmas Thanks to Dee Snider, Alice Cooper, Lemmy Kilmister, Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde & Corey Taylor!

In order to get all those headbangers out there who celebrate Christmas ready for these years celebrations, we decided to compile 12 videos that show the results of when Heavy Metal goes Christmas. In behalf of the Horns Up Rocks crew, we want to wish you all a safe and merry black Christmas!

Naglfar Reveal Line-up & Premiere First Track From NEW Abum, 'Téras'!

Sweden's Naglfar has now revealed some additional news on the current status of the band and their upcoming studio album, 'Téras':

"So...It's been quite some time since our last update, and there have been some changes that need to be addressed. For various reasons we won't discuss in public, Naglfar is today a three-piece band. The current line-up is as follows:

- Kristoffer W. Olivius: Vocals
- Marcus E. Norman: Guitars
- Andreas Nilsson: Guitars

"Due to this, the writing and recording process had been delayed. We have however finally completed a new album entitled 'Téras'. Drums have been recorded by Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork). 'Téras' will be released on Century Media Records in March of 2012. More info about this beast will follow soon."

In anticipation of 'Téras' release, Naglfar is now giving fans a preview of their new album with the debut of its first single, "Pale Horse". To listen to the track, please head over to the band's official Facebook.

Related links:
Official site of Nagflar
Naglfar on Facebook
Naglfar on MySpace
Century Media Records

Headbanger's Ball - 2nd Annual Dimebash Special (Starring: Phil Demmel, Tony Campos & Jeff Kendrick)

On Wednesday, December 14th, the Heavy Music community came together at The Key Club in Hollywood, California, for the 2011 Dimebash. The event was held in honor of the legacy of Darrell Lance Abbott (Dimebag Darrell), who together with the Pantera boys (Phil Anselmo, Vinnie Paul and Rex Brown), change the path of Heavy Music in the 1990s.

All of the proceeds from the event benefited the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund.

Here are a series of interviews conducted by Jose Mangin from MTV 2's Headbangers Ball, featuring Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Tony Campos (Soufly, Prong Ministry, Possessed), and Jeff Kendrick (DevilDriver).

Related links:
Click to donate the Stand Up and Shout Foundation
Watch Headbanger's Ball on MTV2.com

The 2011 Album Of The Year: Anthrax 'Worship Music' - Recap Video Available!

After eight years of patiently waiting for some new Anthrax music, on September 13, 2011, Anthrax's global fan-base finally got to quench their musical thirst with some new music by New York's Thrash Metal legends. Their NEW album 'Worship Music' dropped the day before the band played The Big 4 show at Yankee Stadium. 'Worship Music' also marked the return of Joey Belladonna on vocals, who is singing with Anthrax for the first time since 1990's 'Persistence of Time', and sounds better than ever.

Anthrax's 30th anniversary was celebrated in style with the release of 'Worship Music', an album with a very straightforward message: "Everybody has the bands they like. This fans get very excited with what they hear and pretty much love the style of the band... then they stay loyal to that band forever", commented Joey Belladonna.

Prior to the release of 'Worship Music', on September 12th Anthrax played a FREE show in their hometown of New York City. The event also featured the 'Metal Masters Clinic 2', which took place right before Anthrax took center stage. Once on stage, Anthrax performed a handful of NEW songs for the first time ever and the crowd responded with a massive roar!

On September 14th, the day of the 'Big Four' concert at Yankee Stadium in New York City, this day was declared "Anthrax Day" by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Once on stage, event though it was only 4:30 PM, Anthrax warmed up the ear buds and necks of thousands of headbangers!

After the 'Big 4', Anthrax went on tour with Testament and Death Angel. The tour was such a big success, that the bands are doing it again in 2012 (all tourdates are listed below). In order to commemorate Anthrax's triumph, we produced the following video. Congratufuckinlations ANTHRAX! \m/

"This album is fucking amazing! Metal album of the year! Congratulations. Just killer." - Eddie Trunk (VH1 Classic's That Metal Show)

Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel (Tourdates):

Jan. 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
Jan. 23 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
Jan. 24 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
Jan. 27 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
Jan. 28 – Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN
Jan. 29 – Expo Five – Louisville, KY
Jan. 30 – Orange Peel – Ashville, NC
Feb. 01 - Green Iguana Stadium - Tampa, FL
Feb. 02 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
Feb. 03 – The LC Pavillion – Columbus, OH
Feb. 04 - Bogarts - Cincinnati, OH
Feb. 06 – Crockodile Rock – Allentown, PA
Feb. 07 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
Feb. 08 – Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY

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

Related links:
Anthrax Official Site
Anthrax on MySpace
Anthrax on Twitter

Thursday, December 22, 2011

PUi "Army Of Slaves" - Video of the Year in the Tri-state Area Underground Heavy Music Scene!

When PUi premiered their brand NEW music video for their single ‘Army of Slaves’ at their recent sold out show at Irving Plaza in New York, NY, our eyes were enthralled by the concept, the production value, and the content of the video. In addition to depicting scenes reflecting PUi’s aggressive and profoundly eclectic sound, the video includes a scene portraying the band in a portal room being teleported to Earth as well as fan-filmed footage of the band’s recent stunt performed in front of a surprised crowd atop a public building in New York City.

New York City's PUi debut video for "Army Of Slaves" in our humble opinion is the Video of the Year in the Tri-state Area Underground Heavy Music Scene! As a prize, Horns Up Rocks will be producing an in-depth interview with frontman NC Shuva in early 2012!

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.

PUi is:

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

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

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

Metallica PREMIERE 30th Year Anniversary Recap Video Of Night 2 (Starring: King Diamond)!

Heavy Metal icons Metallica, recently celebrated their first 30 years of existence at the legendary Fillmore in San Franciso, California. Below you can watch the Official recap of the second night of these historic series of events.

It all started in 1981 when Lars Ulrich placed an ad in Los Angeles free newspaper The Recyler: "Drummer looking for other metal musicians to jam with the Tygers of Pan Tang, Diamond Head and Iron Maiden". Fast forward thirty years and Metallica is the biggest and most important band in Heavy Music history. In those 30 years the band has sold over 100 million records, have won 6 Grammy's, have dominated the Heavy Music charts many times, and have reinvented themselves over and over again. Some may call them sellouts, but the truth is that they sell out every show they do!

Video courtesy of Metallica!

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So Is The Tongue Unleash NEW Track & Release Album Details For 'A Child Of Divorce'!

As New Jersey-based experimental Rock outfit So Is The Tongue are preparing to release their sophomore LP, 'A Child Of Divorce', this week indie imprint Nefarious Industries have posted a stream of the fourth track from the album.

Either Way - So is the Tongue by Nefarious Industries

Bearing seven tracks containing over forty-three minutes of material, 'A Child Of Divorce' was executed utilizing the talents of some of So Is The Tongue's close friends and associates; the instrumental tracks recorded at The Thousand Caves by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice), the vocals recorded by Chris Alfano (East of the Wall) and the artwork completed by Nick Shellenberger (Cleric). 'A Child Of Divorce' will be released on 180-gram LP format -- limited to 300 copies -- and deluxe digital download on January 17th, 2012, via Nefarious Industries, a tight-knit indie label recently formed by several friends who perform in So Is The Tongue, East Of The Wall, El Drugstore and more.

The band have also updated their upcoming live schedule with more January shows confirmed, including a four-date run comprised of all Nefarious Industries bands including A Fucking Elephant, El Drugstore and the DRX in addition to So Is The Tongue. More dates are being confirmed for the coming weeks as well.

So Is The Tongue January Tour Dates:

- 1/06/2012: Strange Matter in Richmond, VA w/ Tungs, A Fucking Elephant
- 1/13/2012: The Bikery in Philadelphia, PA w/ A Fucking Elephant, the DRX, Gun Muffs
- 1/14/2012: Sound Station in Westfield, NJ [matinee show] w/ El Drugstore, A Fucking Elephant, the DRX
- 1/14/2012: The Loft in New Brunswick, NJ [night show] w/ A Fucking Elephant, the DRX, more TBA
- 1/15/2012: house show in Warwick, NY w/ Dead Channels, Tiger Flowers, A Fucking Elephant, the DRX, Pigeon
-1/16/2012: Lit Lounge in New York, NY w/ Lazyblood (Iceland), So Hideous... My Love

So Is The Tongue's emotional Rock transcends from its convoluted jazz, folk, progressive Metal, post-rock and other diversified origins into surreal and ultimately unique movements. Melodic vocals build into enraged outbursts, clean and distorted guitar riffs and rolling bass scales toil with blistering drumrolls, all converging into diverse and beautiful infectious flows, drawing the listener in like an engulfing sinkhole disguised as a tranquil footpath.

'A Child Of Divorce' Track Listing:

1. Pt. I
2. Conflicting Stories
3. Pt. II
4. Either Way
5. People Don't Forget
6. Pt. III
7. You're Nobody

Related links:
So Is The Tongue on Facebook
Nefarious Industries

The Safety Fire - Video Premiere Of 'Huge Hammers'!

UK-based progressive Metallers The Safety Fire are honored to announce the premiere of their NEW official music video for "Huge Hammers" through Kerrang.com! You can watch the clip below.

"Huge Hammers" comes from the band's upcoming full-length album, 'Grind The Ocean', which is the epic sequel to their critically acclaimed EP 'Sections'. 'Grind The Ocean' will be released on February 27th in Europe and February 28th in North America via Century Media Records, so be prepared for The Safety Fire's NEW progressive Metal masterpiece coming soon! For anxious fans that can't wait for the album's release, "Huge Hammers" is now available for purchase on iTunes here.

Stay tuned for even more new material from The Safety Fire coming soon!

Related links:
The Safety Fire on Facebook
The Safety Fire on MySpace
The Safety Fire on Twitter
The Safety Fire on YouTube
The Safety Fire on Big Cartel

GWAR Releases Last Recording With Guitarist Cory Smoot!

GWAR has just released the last track ever recorded with guitarist Cory Smoot. Smoot passed away on November 3rd during the bands "Return of the World Maggot Tour", from a coronary artery thrombosis brought about by his pre-existing coronary artery disease. Cory adopted the role of Gwar’s red-faced, white-dreadlocked, dinosaur-shoulder-padded alien guitarist, "Flattus Maximus", in 2002, Smoot was considered by fans as the “True Flattus” since he was the longest serving axman to play the character. He was also a major songwriter on the four Gwar albums he played on. After his death, bandleader Oderus Urungus announced that the character Flattus Maximus would be retired.

Gwar’s cover of Dayglo Abortions’ 1993 anti-censorship anthem “Isn’t This Disgusting,” is now available on iTunes. All proceeds from the track will got to the Smoot Family Fund. The single will be included on the Dayglo Abortions tribute album, which will be released next year.

“The Dayglos have always been one of my favorite bands ever since we played a show with them 25 years ago. So when we heard about this project we were completely stoked, not just with the idea, but the song selected for us. It pretty much sums up my whole attitude. But I had no idea it would the last time I worked with Cory Smoot in the studio. This track has Cory’s last studio leads, and as usual, they fucking rip. Cory may have left us but his music will live forever. CRANK IT!” - Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus

In other GWAR related news, Oderus and Balsac were recently "hired" by MTV's Next Movie to review the new Steven Spielberg's new epic, "War Horse". Are your Mutant Overlords the next Siskel and Ebert???

Related links:
Click here to download GWAR's version of 'Isn’t This Disgusting' (originally by Dayglo Abortions)
GWAR on YouTube
GWAR on Metal Blade TV
GWAR on Facebook
GWAR on MySpace
GWAR in Japan


Philip Anselmo Completes Vocal Tracking For NEW Down Album & Wishes Fans Happy Holidays - Video Available!

Today, Philip Anselmo released a holiday message for all his fans. During this video, Anselmo announced that he has finished tracking vocals for the upcoming Down album (set to be released in early 2012). Click here to keep up with the process of Down's NEW album!

Related links:

The Devin Townsend Project Unleash Stop-motion Video of 'Contain Us' Box-set!

The Devin Townsend Project's 'Contain Us' box-set for their epic quadrology (Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction, and Ghost) is now available for purchase at CM Distro! The creator of this special tribute box-set, Man Alive's Tom Bejgrowicz (who also conceived the classic and must-have Misfits Coffin box-set), has also posted a NEW stop-motion video of "Contain Us" online. To watch the video and to see inside "Contain Us", watch the video below (**please note that lithograph and vinyl are only part of the limited-edition, deluxe version of this box-set-- which is now sold-out**).

Devin Townsend Project "Contain Us" from Tom b. on Vimeo.

For more details about "Contain Us", read on for the official box-set specs:

• A 12" x 12", 64-page, perfect bound book featuring a charcoal linen hardcover with ink-less debossing of the DTP logo on the front and applicable titling on the spine.

• Housed in an uncoated, charcoal linen, hardcover slipcase - presented with a photographic portrait of Devin inset on the front and ink-less embossing of applicable titling on the spine.

• Contains the following: the DTP albums: Ki, Addicted, Ghost, and Deconstruction plus 2 bonus DVDs and CDs. The DVDs have one featuring live performances and all the DTP promotional videos while
the other has audio commentary for all 4 albums, live audio tracks, song stems for remixing and more. One of the audio CDs features all the bonus tracks from the DTP sessions with the other having the DTP session demos. Ghost and Deconstruction were both remastered just for this set.

• The 4 DTP albums will be housed within the front cover's pastedown while the 4 unreleased discs will be in the back's.

• The interior features acid free, linen-embossed charcoal end papers and museum-quality, dull text and cover stock throughout.

• The center of the book will feature a double gatefold printed on cover stock and comprised of the 4 album covers.

• A clean, crisp, classic-yet-modern design featuring color and B&W imagery throughout. Materials include Devin and the band's personal archives, photography from around the world, and any Inside Out/Devin-related photoshoots from the period.

• A permanently attached, purple fabric linen bookmark.

• This edition is limited to 5000 copies worldwide
Hand-puppets of Devin Townsend's Ziltoid are also available at CM Distro here, just in time for the holidays! Order yours now as a special collector's item or as a gift to any Devin fan.

Click to order the “Contain Us” Box-set!

Related links:
Hevy Devy
The Devin Townsend Project on Facebook

God Forbid's Byron Davis Tracking Screaming Vocals - Studio Available!

God Forbid is currently wrapping up the recording sessions for the vocal tracks that will be part of their sixth studio album, which is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2012 via Victory Records. The sessions are taking place at Audio Hammer Studios in Florida with Jaseo Suecof behind the mixing desk.

Today, the band released a video of vocalist Byron Davis laying down on tape some serious ear damaging screams.

Here is a short sample of what you can all expect to find on the NEW God Forbid album, which hasn't been named yet.

Recently, we had the chance to chat with God Forbid's guitarist Doc Coyle about the present and future of the band. The interview took place at these years Metalsuckfest in New York City, which was the first time that the band performed live since their New Years show on December of 2010. During the interview, Doc made it clear that even though they are facing many obstacles and starting a new chapter in their musical careers, that the band is focusing on creating the best possible sounding record and not on whatever worked or didn't work in the past. Check out our exclusive interview with God Forbid's Doc Coyle.

God Forbid's Studio albums:

- Reject the Sickness (1999)
- Determination (2001)
- Gone Forever (2004)
- IV: Constitution of Treason (2005)
- Earthsblood (2009)

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

Related links:
God Forbid
God Forbid on Facebook
God Forbid on Twitter
God Forbid on MySpace

Jeremy Saffer's Top 10 Shots of 2011 + Holiday Contest Announced!

World-Famous professional entertainment and fine art photographer Jeremy Saffer and Noisecreep.com have posted Jeremy’s top 10 favorite shots of 2011! You can view the entire list and the shots below. Noisecreep.com is also running a contest where fans can enter to win killer swag from Jeremy’s photo work. To enter, head to Twitter and send @noisecreep and @jeremysaffer a tweet telling them which of the photos in Jeremy's top 10 list was your favorite and why. Make sure you include the #saffer hashtag when you enter. Noisecreep will pick the most creative entry and Jeremy Saffer will announce the winners on Fri, Dec. 30 on his Twitter account.

Here is the list of prizes:

- One grand prize winner: 'Top 10 Photos of 2011' mini-print collection
- Second place: 4 prints from Saffer's collection
- Three runner-ups: 2 prints from Saffer's collection

Here is the top 10:

10) Adam D. (Killswitch Engage), Mike Martin (All That Remains) Jason Roy (Awesome):

9) Megan Massacre ('NY Ink')

8) Mitch Lucker (Suicide Silence)

7) Get Scared

6) Keith Mina Caputo (Life of Agony)

5) Motionless in White

4) William Control (Aiden)

3) Robert Englund ('A Nightmare in Elm Street's "Freddy Krueger")

2) Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)

1) Alice Cooper

Jeremy recently teamed up with Chris Motionless (Motionless in White) to release a new calendar of some of their photography over the last two years. Make sure to keep a look out– this is a perfect holiday gift for any Metal fan! Also check out more information now on Jeremy’s upcoming ‘Capturing Music’ photo seminar taking place in January! You can learn more about the seminar here.

Recent years have seen a flurry of activity from the Western Massachusetts native, whether it’s organizing his own seminars and workshops, or releasing his acclaimed Bring the Noise collection of band photography, or his recently debuted collection of Corpse Painted Nude photography.

One thing is certain: whatever does wait for Jeremy Saffer out there in the shadows… odds are pretty good that he’s going to shoot it.

Related links:
Jeremy Saffer

Exhumed Offers Holiday Gift for Extreme Metal Fans: Live Download From Maryland Deathfest!

Goregrind legends Exhumed played their first U.S. show in over six years at the 2011 edition of the 'Maryland Deathfest' and thanks to NPR, the set -- in all its uncensored glory -- is available for your consumption at the link below.

Exhumed released their 'All Guts, No Glory' full-length earlier this year via Relapse Records. The record continues to reap critical acclaim from fans and critics nationally and has left it's grisly mark on multiple Year End lists including Decibel, Pitchfork, NPR.org, MetalSucks and Skulls N Bones!

Said vocalist/guitarist menace Matt Harvey: "2011 has been a great year for the band. We've had a killer time scraping off the rust on the gore Metal machine and getting back on the road and partying with necromaniacs all over the place. It's amazing how many people have enjoyed our racket and have actually said nice things about our record -- sometimes even in public! We have a lot of shit planned for next year and we're chomping at the bit to continue subjecting the universe to more of our god awful noise! See you on the road...or at the bar. Play fast or die, dudes. Cheers!"

As previously announced, Exhumed will be showering Brazil with their infernal live rituals this Winter with Aborted. This will mark the band's first time ever in the country.

EXHUMED w/ Aborted:

- 2/17/2012: Music Hall in Belo Horizonte, MG
- 2/18/2012: Hangar 110 in São Paulo, SP
- 2/19/2012: Hangar Bar in Curitiba, PR
- 2/20/2012: Bar Opinião in Porto Alegre, RS

Related links:
Click here to download EXHUMED Live From Maryland Deathfest

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Headbangers Ball Interview With Corey Taylor From Slipknot & Stone Sour!

The multi-talented Corey Taylor recently concluded the book tour for his debut literal work entitled "Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good". The idea came about after Corey was done writing the book and voicing the audio book. Taylor felt it would be fun to present the book to his fans by having a solo tour that offers his fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Corey up close and personal. The event dubbed as "An Evening With Corey Taylor" was an absolute hit, and if you live in Las Vegas for New Year's make sure you check out Taylor's final solo performance of 2011 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Prior to the recent "An Evening With Corey Taylor" tour stop in New York City, Corey Taylor from Slipknot and Stone Sour was interviewed by Jose Mangin from Sirius XM Liquid Metal and MTV2.com's Headbangers Ball. Here is what went down!

Click here to view our EXCLUSIVE recap of "An Evening With Corey Taylor" tour stop in New York City

Related links:
Watch Headbanger's Ball on MTV2.com
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

The Dillinger Escape Plan Enter Studio To Start Recording NEW Album!

New Jersey Metallers The Dillinger Escape Plan, have announced that they have started working on NEW material for their fifth studio album, which will be the follow-up to 2010's "Option Paralysis" (Released via Party Smasher Inc./Season of Mist).

"Billy [Rymer, drums] and I have been locked up in the Dillinger compound and things are starting to boil. There is nothing like that feeling when you realize... Yep, just when I thought I was drained, the juices are back in full force! The neighbors are definitely getting pissed, but we couldn't be more excited." - Ben Weinman (Guitarist)

The Dillinger Escape Plan is scheduled to take a break from the writing process in order to go on a U.K. tour in February with Mastodon and Red Fang. From there, the bands will be heading down under to perform at Soundwave Festival.

In other news, The Dillinger Escape Plan are scheduled to release a limited-edition "Gold Teeth On A Bum" shirt online, just in time for the holidays. The limited-time offer, which will be made available for 24 hours only, will launch via the band's web site beginning at 12 p.m. EST/9 a.m. PST on Thursday, December 22, with a quarter of the proceeds going to a charity chosen by those who make a purchase.

Related links:
Official Site of Dillinger Escape Plan
Dillinger Escape Plan on MySpace
Dillinger Escape Plan on Twitter

Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe - 5 Tips For Aspiring Musicians!

Randy Blythe from Lamb Of God is considered one of the top vocalists in Heavy Music today. Revolver Magazine, recently unleashed their 100th issue and in order to make this very special issue a BIG hit, they decided to pay tribute to the '100 Greatest Living Rock Stars'. During this special feature, Revolver Magazine asked Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe to offer some useful advice for aspiring musicians.

1. “Get a college degree.”

2. “Be nice to everyone. Don’t act like an entitled fuck because the people you see on the way up are going to be the same people you see on the way down. And you never know what’s gonna happen. There are no guarantees in this business. It could all disappear tomorrow and if your career goes down the shitter you might need to call in a few favors. Maybe someone needs a new band member, and if you’ve been nice to them, maybe they’ll think of you, but if you were a dick, that’s all they’ll remember.”

3. “Treat your crew with respect. They’re the reason you aren’t schlepping your own gear anymore.”

4. “Don’t trash the fucking dressing room at the venue, unless the owner of the venue is a complete asshole, because somebody has to come in there and clean it up. It might be someone’s grandma.”

5. “Don’t blow your money on a bunch of stupid shit like drugs and alcohol if you can help it. Save some. Again, there is no guarantee in this business. There’s no pension plan or retirement fund. One day you aren’t going to be the shit anymore and you aren’t gonna have a band. You can’t go on tour and make money. So don’t buy an Escalade, get a goddamn used Honda. I’ve never owned a new car in my life. I bought a nice Toyota truck with not that many miles on it last year. That’s the nicest thing I’ve ever bought.”

Lamb Of God is set to release their seventh studio entitled "Resolution" and it is set to be released on January 24, 2012 via Epic Records (one day earlier internationally through Roadrunner). The CD was producer Josh Wilbur, who worked on the band's last effort, 2009's "Wrath".

The band has also announced the track-listing for "Resolution":

01. Straight For The Sun
02. Desolation
03. Ghost Walking
04. Guilty
05. The Undertow
06. The Number Six
07. Barbarosa
08. Invictus
09. Cheated
10. Insurrection
11. Terminally Unique
12. To The End
13. Visitation
14. King Me

Limited-edition pre-order bonus live album "Wrath - Tour 2009/2010" track listing (available only with the UK version):

01. The Passing
02. In Your Words
03. Set to Fail
04. Walk With Me In Hell
05. Hourglass
06. Now You've Got Something to Die For
07. Ruin
08. As The Palaces Burn
09. Blacken the Cursed Sun
10. Laid to Rest
11. Redneck
12. Black Label

Pre-orders for the new album are available now at www.lamb-of-god.com/resolution and will feature multiple premium bundles.

Lamb Of God is scheduled to do a few warm up shows on the East Coast of the United states in smaller venues:

January 22nd- Richmond- The National
January 24th- New York- Irving Plaza (CD Release Show)
January 25th- Boston- The Paradise
January 26th- Philadelphia- The Trocadero
January 27th- Toronto- Phoenix Concert Hall
January 28th- Washington DC- 9:30 Club

Support on all shows except Richmond will be The Acacia Strain and Too Late The Hero. Following the club shows, the band starts the Pacific portion of the 'Resolution' tour ending with the band’s first ever show in Alaska.

These dates are:

February 12th- Seoul, South Korea
February 14th- Shanghai, China (With Chthonic)
February 16th- Taipei, Taiwan
February 18th- Manila, Philippines
February 20th- Singapore (With Judas Priest)
February 22nd- Tokyo, Japan
February 23rd- Osaka, Japan
February 25th to March 5th- Soundwave Festival, Australia
March 7th- Auckland, New Zealand
March 9th- Anchorage, Alaska

From there the band will head over South America and Mexico. Here are those tour-dates:

- Saturday, March 31st: Sao Paulo, Brazil at Espaco Lux
- Sunday, April 1st: Curitiba, Brazil at Curitiba Master Hall
- Monday, April 2nd: Buenos Aires, Argentina at Microestadio Malvinas Argentinas
- Wednesday, April 4th: Santiago, Chile at Teatro Caupolican
- Friday, April 6th: Quito, Ecuador at Teatro Bolivar
- Saturday, April 7th: Bogota, Colombia at Teatro Metropol
- Sunday, April 8th: Caracas, Venezuela at CIEC Caracas
- Tuesday, April 10th: Mexico City, Mexico at Jose Cuervo Salon

Related links:
Lamb Of God
Lamb Of God of Facebook

The Devil Wears Prada Set To Unleash "Zombie Slay" Android Application!

Zombie Slay," the first-person, multi-level action game where you kill zombies and help ensure Mankind's survival, is being made available for Android. The game, released for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in October, can be downloaded for $1.99 by Android users beginning Friday, December 23 where Android games are sold.

"Zombie Slay" was the brainchild of Metalcore's hottest rising stars, The Devil Wears Prada, and was the next logical step to follow the success of the band's 'Zombie EP' and its accompanying limited-edition comic book, "Zombie, The Comic!," both released in 2010. The "Zombie" comic book was penned by "Day by Day Armageddon - A Zombie Novel" writer JL Bourne, and illustrated by Kevin Mellon who also produced the artwork for "Zombie Slay." The band and its management team, Fly South Music Group, enlisted the Orlando-based mobile development company, Echo Interaction Group, to build and develop the "Zombie Slay" game.

"Zombie Slay," featuring all five songs from the 'Zombie EP', challenges gamers to survive and save survivors in a post-apocalyptic world by killing as many zombies as possible. The game offers a range of difficulty levels, realistic city and suburban locations, a variety of zombies to eradicate, gamer achievement levels and a cache of weapons that can be upgraded with accumulated points on all levels. It also features randomly-generated gameplay at all levels that challenges both casual and hardcore gamers and promotes return-to-game play, an OpenFeint interface that enables players to compete against each other anywhere in the world, and social integration. Fans can receive "Zombie Slay" news, updates and other information at www.ZombieSlay.com.

About the original idea and concept for the game, The Devil Wears Prada's lead vocalist Mike Hranica commented, "When we had the idea to write songs based on the Zombie chaos, one of the enticing side effects was being able to do cool stuff outside of the EP itself. We've always liked the idea of offering our fans something really unique. We're all a bunch of game nerds and we spend a lot of down time on tour playing with games and apps. If TDWP fans want what we want with this kind of thing, then they should love 'Zombie Slay.'"

The Devil Wears Prada's recently-releaesed full-length album, 'Dead Throne', debuted at #10 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums charts, and has already landed on a number of "Best of 2011" lists. The band recently wrapped up its "Dead Throne Tour: North America 2011", click here to see our exclusive image gallery.

TDWP will resume touring in the New Year with return treks to the UK and South America in February and April, respectively. All of those dates are as follows:


- 2: Great Hall 2, Cardiff, England
- 3: The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent, England
- 4: Academy 3, Manchester, England
- 5: G2, Glasgow, Scotland
- 7: O2 Academy 2, Newcastle, England
- 8: O2 Academy 2, Birmingham, England
- 10: White Rabbit, Plymouth, England
- 11: Talking Heads, Southampton, England
- 12: Haunt, Brighton, England
- 13: O2 Academy, Oxford, England
- 14: Arts Centre, Colchester, England
- 17: Underworld, London, England


- 21: Carioca Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- 22: Music Hall, Curtiba, Brazil
- 24: El Teatro Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- 25: Teatro Teleton, Santiago, Chile
- 27: Teatro Metro Bogota, Bogota, Colombia
- 29: Circo Volador, Mexico City, Mexico

Photo credit: Derek Soto from Sinestra Studios (Like them on Facebook)!

Related links:
Log onto for ticket purchasing information and to listen to "Dead Throne".
Official Site of The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada on MySpace

Slayer's Kerry King Discusses The Possibility Of Future 'Big 4' Concerts!

During a recent interview with Classic Rock Magazine, Slayer's Kerry King discussed the possibility of future 'Big 4' concert. In case you have been living under a rock, the 'Big 4' are composted of Thrash Metal icons Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax!

“If you look at how much work went into making it all happen in the first place, then I really doubt we can do the same thing again," commented Slayer guitarist Kerry King. “You had four headlining bands – Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and us – touring together and that takes so much organizing.

“I know there are some parts where they’re angry not to have gotten the chance to see it. The Bay Area will probably never forgive us. And we could go on and on doing it for ages. But I honestly doubt we can get our schedules to coincide like that again.”

Slayer are currently writing songs for their 12th studio album, their goal is to have it out in the second half of 2012.

Slayer are also one of the headline attractions for the 'All Tomorrow’s Parties I’ll Be Your Mirror', which is scheduled to take place at London’s Alexandra Palace during the weekend of May 25, 2012. Slayer will be playing their groundbreaking album 'Reign In Blood' in its entirety.

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

Related links:
The Big 4
The Big Four Festival

Hate The Hate Recap: How To Prevent Suicide & Deal With Bullying!

In the past few years there have been numerous incidents in which human beings have lost their lives after being harassed by some cowards who are too weak to face their own reality and need to feel better by hurting others. This has to stop!

Here in New York City we live in a "melting pot" full of people from all over the world. So to us this is a subject that we don't just hear or read about, but it is something that we face daily. This is why New York City united last Thursday, December 15th at Sullivan Hall, in an event dubbed as “Hate the Hate 2”.

The event featured live performances by Ghosts of Eden, Sweet Fix, The August Infinity (Acoustic Performance), Bound By Substance, Fall Of The Albatross, Beta Plus Embryo, Angel Vivaldi, and Crooked Man.

During this uplifting event we chatted with Tim Martinez (Founder of Hate the Hate), as well as with members of Agnostic Front, Sirius XM, Charetta, and even with Cisely Saldana and Jennifer "JennCity" Arroyo (former member of Kittie and Suicide City)! Here is a recap of this amazing event.

If you need help, contact any of these fantastic organizations right now:

Hate the Hate is sponsored by: Horns Up Rocks, Wendigo Productions, Nicki Camp, Sullivan Hall, Tech9 Music, Gotham Rocks, No Mercy Metal, 2 Legit Booking, Take Back NY, Michelle Photo, and Jenncity Productions.

Here are some videos created in tribute to this amazing event!

Related links:
Hate the Hate on Facebook
Official Hate the Hate YouTube Channel

'The Mini Band' Freaks Out While Watching Metallica's Response to Their Viral Video!

Last month, a UK music group called "The Mini Band" uploaded a video on YouTube that features them performing Metallica's "Enter Sandman". The group is composed of 8 and 10 year-olds that definitely have the chops. This video became a massive YouTube sensation, when in only six weeks this video had over 3 million hits! The members of Metallica came across the video and were very impressed by this talented group of youngsters.

This is what the members of Metallica had to say about "The Mini Band":

"By the time you guys are our age, so you're gonna so incredibly great!" guitarist Kirk Hammett said. "They're already incredibly great, man," bassist Robert Trujillo added.

"You guys rock! You guys are very cool," said drummer Lars Ulrich. "Maybe someday we can work something out. We could come out and open up for all y'all, if you guys will have us. We're just getting started. We're an up-and-coming hard rock band out in Northern California, so if you'll have us, we're there for the taking."

The members of "The Mini Band" have already started to see the results of their YouTube fame. Guitarist Zoe Thomson got over 250,000 hits on one of her YouTube videos. While guitarist Harry Jackson, was featured on Television and on the the Bugera amplifiers website. On the other hand, drummer Charlie Emmons scored an endorsement for drum sticks.

Recently, BBC paid a visit to the members of "The Mini Band" and showed them the video in which Metallica praised their talent. Here is how they reacted.

"The Mini Band is:

- Zoe Thomson (8 years old): Guitar
- Harry Jackson (8 years old): Guitar
- Kieran Fell (8 years old): Guitar
- Harrison Read (8 years old): Lead Vocals
- Archie Zolotuhin (10 years old): Bass Guitar
- Charlie Emmons (10 years old): Drums

Related links:
The Mini Band