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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Slipknot's Corey Taylor & Shawn Crahan Launch 'Living Breathing Films'!

Photo credit: LIFE Magazine

The members of Slipknot have always been known for pushing their creative envelopes to the limit via original, uncompromised, and very honest artistic works! When we heard that vocalist Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour) and percussionist Shawn Crahan (Slipknot) were forming a film production company we knew that were not going to be producing Hollywood style films. You may be familiar with Slipknot's filmography, and if not here is a rundown:

- We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll (Documentary, released in 2001)
- 'Disasterpieces' (Music video, released in 2002)
- 'Voliminal: Inside the Nine' (Video documentary, released in 2006)

Next Saturday, January 21, Taylor and Crahan, along with Sanctuary5B Artist Management, will hold a press conference, launch party and rare acoustic performance for attending media, festival-goers and select fans at The Carhartt Backcountry Club (Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, Utah) to discuss the exciting film projects heading for production this year.

The collaboration between Taylor and Crahan, is called 'Living Breathing Films' and they have announced that they will be attending the Sundance Film Festival to announce upcoming projects. Here is what they had to say about this:

"We're heading to Sundance to connect with the industry since we're now actively looking for TV and film submissions," Shawn states. The company's first film is already in development with Corey and Shawn, both of whom are giving input to the script. Taylor promises, "It'll be very psychological. It's a study in 'Did my eyes see what I think they saw?' It's definitely going to stir the pot and get the world talking. Those are the best movies."

"We've done it before — we're equipped to do it again," Crahan says. "Sit back and enjoy the next level of our art and vision."

Related links:
Living Breathing Films
Official Site of Slipknot
Official Site of Stone Sour
Official Site of Corey Taylor

Friday, January 13, 2012

NYHC Legend Danny Diablo Set To Release 'The Blood Of Eden' - Album Cover Revealed!

New York Hardcore legend Danny Diablo (A.K.A. Lord Ezec), is wrapping up the production of his NEW solo album entitled 'The Blood Of Eden'. Diablo's newest musical project features production from DJ Stress and appearances from Big B, DGAF, Matt Maddox, The DRP, Block McCloud, Madchild, and Tim Armstrong, among others.

In case you are wondering who Danny Diablo is, Diablo has been a vital part of the New York City Hardcore movement for years. During his musical career, Diablo has fronted Crown Of Thornz and Skarhead. He has also been part of a slew of other projects, including Jamey Jasta's Icepick.

Stay tuned for more information!

Related links:
Danny Diablo on MySpace

The Crown Begin Rehearsals For NEW Album!

Headbangers of the world! Earlier this week, Swedish Metal Meisters The Crown started rehearsing some NEW material with legendary vocalist Johan Lindstrand. Lindstrand rejoined the band in September of last year, after the other members of The Crown parted ways with Jonas Stålhammar. According to the band, they already have 6-7 NEW songs written, and should begin recording their NEW album very soon.

The Crown also plan to hit some of European Festivals this summer! Stay tuned for more information.

The Crown is:

Johan Lindstrand - Vocals
Magnus Olsfelt - Bass
Marko Tervonen - Rhythm Guitars
Janne Saarenpää - Drums
Marcus Sunesson - Lead Guitars


\m/ Demos:

- Forever Heaven Gone (1993)
- Forget the Light (1994)

\m/ Albums:

- Crown of Thorns (1994 as Crown of Thorns)
- The Burning (1995 as Crown of Thorns)
- Eternal Death (1997 as Crown of Thorns)
- Hell Is Here (1999)
- Deathrace King (2000)
- Crowned in Terror (2002)
- Possessed 13 (2003)
- Crowned Unholy (2004)
- Doomsday King (2010)

Related links:
The Crown on Facebook
The Crown on MySpace
Century Media Records

Marduk Begin Recording NEW Album - Images Available!

Swedish Black Metal tyrants MARDUK have entered the studio to record the follow-up album to 2009's 'Wormwood'. This currently untitled NEW album is scheduled to be released in early summer 2012. Here are some images of Marduk demolishing sound waves in the studio.

More news about this upcoming release will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

Related links:
Official Site of Marduk
Marduk on Facebook

Eluveitie Unleash Second Trailer For 'Helvetios' - Tour Of The Americas Begins Next Week!

Swiss new wave folk Metal superstar, Eluveitie, are set to release a NEW album entitled 'Helvetios' in North America on February 28th via Nuclear Blast Records. Eluveitie will unleash its fourth studio album in the midst of the North American portion of the band’s “Helvetios World Tour.” Eluveitie 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. A list of tour dates can be found below.

The track listing 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

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

BORKNAGAR Completes NEW Studio Album! Album Title & Release Dates Announced!

Norwegian Avant-garde Metallers BORKNAGAR have finalized mixing duties for their upcoming studio album with Jens Bogren at acclaimed Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Katatonia, etc.) in Sweden, and they have now checked-in to announce that the long awaited NEW effort will be titled 'Urd' and is to be released on March 26th, 2012 in Europe as well as March 27th, 2012 in North America via Century Media Records.

BORKNAGAR's mastermind Øystein G. Brun has checked-in with the following message:

"Well, our new album 'Urd' was finished in mid-December and all in all we spent about 6 months to record, produce and mix it. In the 'Bork-World' this isn't really long, but I can assure you that we have never before invested so much time, energy and effort into one single production. It has been a tough, yet inspiring ride. Since June 2011 I have constantly been working with this album, recording, editing and so forth - day and night. The same goes for my comrades, never before have we made an album where everybody in the band has been so heavily involved and dedicated as this time around. 'Urd' is surely the peak of our musical journey so far and we are extremely proud to have made this giant of an album! It's massive, it's emotional, it's fast, it's slow, it's epic, and it's progressive...all the ingredients that we have crafted our musical world on! And not to mention the 'golden threesome' on vocals (Vintersorg, Mr. Vortex and Lazare) really shines on this album...Do I need to say more?!"

Furthermore, he explains the album title within the band's historical context as follows:

"Our previous album was called 'Universal' and where should we go after an album title with such a magnitude? Well, we decided to head back home to earth. We really wanted to get back to the core of the band, where it all started - the admiration and pondering about nature and mankind's place therein. 'Urd' is the name of one of the norns that according to northern mythology stands under Yggdrasill and weaves the lifeline of mankind. 'Urd' is representing the past, while 'Verdande' is representing the present and 'Skuld' is representing the future. You might very well say that this is an ancient expression of what we today know as DNA. And I have always been very fascinated by the fact that parts and bits of our DNA actually derive from the very beginning of time. All living creatures are somewhat connected to the very first organic cell. That is some of the story behind the album title..."


- Øystein G. Brun: Clean & Electric Guitars (Cronian, ex-Molested)
- Vintersorg: Grim Vocals, Clean Vocals & Choirs (Vintersorg, Fission)
- Lars A. Nedland: Keys, Clean Vocals & Choirs (Solefald, ex-Carpathian Forest)
- Jens F. Ryland: Lead Guitars (ICS Vortex)
- ICS Vortex: Bass, Clean Vocals & Choirs (ex-Dimmu Burgir, Arcturus, ICS Vortex)
Drums and percussion on 'Urd' were performed by David Kinkade (Soulfly, ex-Malevolent Creation)

BORKNAGAR Live 2012:

- 4/4-7: Oslo (Norway) - Inferno Festival
- 4/13-14 - Lichtenfels (Germany) - Ragnarök Festival

Related links:
Official Site of Borknagar
Borknagar on MySpace
Borknagar on Facebook
Century Media Records

Prong Announce Initial U.S. Tour Dates!

Prong will be touring throughout 2012 supporting their forthcoming release 'Carved Into Stone' which will be released in April on Long Branch Records. The initial dates have been confirmed, and they include one headlining date and two shows supporting Bay Area Thrashers Testament on two dates in February, followed by a string of headlining gigs in March.

The band is currently putting the final touches on their Long Branch Records debut with producer Steve Evetts. Prong (whose lineup includes bassist Tony Campos and drummer Alexei Rodriguez) has taken a major step forward in their constantly evolving brand of sonic schematics.

'Carved Into Stone' is quintessentially Prong. It stretches into the band's earliest and dirtiest foundations on which the band was founded on New York's Lower East Side to the present as a staple of today's post-Metal and Rock scenes.

See Prong Live:

- 2/16: Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon
- 2/17: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades*
- 2/18: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory *
- 3/22: Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room
- 3/23: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
- 3/24: Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
- 3/25: Fresno, CA @ Starline
- 3/26: Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar

*with Testament

Related links:
Prong's Official Site

Trivium Reveal Behind-The-Scenes Footage From "Built To Fall" Video!

Florida's Trivium unleashed their fifth studio album titled "In Waves" on August 9th via Roadrunner Records and there promise of it being "the most complete, well thought out, best planned Trivium album" to date, was definitely true! Ever since the release of "In Waves", the band has been crossing into yet another level within the Heavy Music spectrum. In fact, the album sold 22,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release and landed at position No. 13 on The Billboard 200 chart — the highest U.S. chart entry of the band's career.

Without further due, here is a "behind-the-scenes" video for Trivium's music video for "Built To Fall". The clip was directed by Ramon Boutviseth, who has previously worked with Darkest Hour, Incubus and All That Remains, among others.

Trivium is currently on tour with In Flames, Kyng and Veil Of Maya. The dates are as follows:

- Jan. 13: Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI
- Jan. 14: Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
- Jan. 15: Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
- Jan. 17: The Ritz Ybor - Ybor City, FL
- Jan. 18: Center Stage - Atlanta, GA
- Jan. 20: Warehouse Live Ballroom - Houston, TX
- Jan. 21: Emo's East - Austin, TX
- Jan. 22: Granada Theater - Dallas, TX
- Jan. 24: First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
- Jan. 25: Burton Cummings - Winnipeg, MA
- Jan. 27: Edmonton Events Centre - Edmonton, AB
- Jan. 28: MacEwan Hall Ballroom - Calgary, AB
- Jan. 31: Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
- Feb. 01: Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
- Feb. 02: Knitting Factory Concert House - Boise, ID
- Feb. 03: Showbox SODO - Seattle, WA
- Feb. 04: Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane, WA
- Feb. 06: The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
- Feb. 07: Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
- Feb. 08: The Marquee - Tempe, AZ
- Feb. 09: Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
- Feb. 10: The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
- Feb. 11: The Beaumont Club - Kansas City, MO
- Feb. 13: House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
- Feb. 14: Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
- Feb. 15: Metropolis - Montreal, QC
- Feb. 17: The Palladium - Worcester, MA
- Feb. 18: Best Buy Theater - New York, NY
- Feb. 19: Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
- Feb. 21: House of Blues - Chicago, IL

Here is the exclusive interview we did with Corey and Paolo from Trivum at last years Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival!

Related links:

Riot Guitarist Mark Reale Hospitalized! Official Statement Available!

Riot founder and guitarist Mark Reale has been admitted to a San Antonio hospital in critical condition due to complications of Crohn's disease. Subsequently, there is a possibility that he may not appear in the band's upcoming performances in the Northeast and aboard the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise to Grand Cayman. Here is the bands official statement:

"Mark has been battling Crohn's for most of his life, working and performing while enduring almost constant pain and the side effects of treatment for his illness. He was in Texas bravely attempting to practice for the shows, but was felled by a severe onset of Crohn's symptoms leaving him in the Intensive Care Unit at an undisclosed facility.

"The band has agreed that the performances will take place as scheduled with the possibility that Mark may not be well enough in time to appear. Riot would also like to acknowledge that Mark has been struggling with these symptoms throughout the production of their NEW album, 'Immortal Soul', and that guitarist Mike Flyntz recorded a major portion of the guitars on the album with Mark's creative direction while he was unable to perform.

"For this reason, fans can be assured that the show will be as exciting as anything Riot has ever staged, even if Mike needs to hold down double guitar duty. Mark will be sorely missed in this event, but the shows will go on.

"We ask fans and friends of the band to pray for Mark's speedy recovery, and to support the band in our efforts to bring you the Riot reunion shows that have been so long in the making. While Mark's family insists on privacy during this difficult time, your prayers and good wishes will make it to his bedside until he is able to return to the stage.

"Many thanks and Shine On!"

Mike, Tony, Bobby and Don

Riot U.S. mini-tour:

- 1/18: New York, NY @ BB Kings
- 1/19: West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
- 1/20: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

Related links:
Riot's Official Site
Riot on Facebook

Fear Factory To Release NEW Album This Year - Statement From Dino Cazares Available!

2010 marked the return of the kings of industrial Heavy Metal: Fear Factory. Even though Fear Factory had been an active band during the previous years, once guitarist Dino Cazares left the band in 2002 due to indifference's with vocalist Burton C. Bell, the Factory was missing its riffmanufacturer and the fans knew that something was not right. Thankfully for all Metal aficionados, Burton and Dino reconciled in April of 2009.

For the NEW breed of Fear Factory, Bell decided to fire Herrera and Olde Wolbers due to creative differences. Fans were shocked at first, but once Bell hired master skins man Gene Hoglan, the excitement for the NEW era Fear Factory took over the Heavy Metal community.

On February 9, 2010, Fear Factory damaged ear drums with the release of 'Mechanized': a hard hitting extremely powerful album. The impact of the record was huge, and was considered "album of the year" by various media outlets.

Dino Cazares has announced that there is a NEW Fear Factory in the works, here is what he had to say about this:

"Yes there is another Fear Factory CD in the works and it should be out late April."

Get excited, and stay tuned for more updates!

Related links:
Fear Factory

First-ever 'Underground MeTaL Friday's Series' To Take Place Tonight In New York City!

Tonight, Horns Up Rocks presents the first-ever 'Underground Metal Friday's'! The ear piercing event will take place at Fontana's Bar in New York Rock City! To kick it off in style we are bringing you a FRIDAY THE 13th bash!

Here is the stellar lineup we put together for your ears to bleed to!

- Generation Kill (Featuring Rob Dukes from Exodus): Thrash Metal/Hardcore
- Death Immortal: Heavy Metal
- Forever Her Nightmare: Melodic Metal/Post-Hardcore
- Arcane Malevolence: Progressive Metal
- Truth In Needless: NYHC/Punk

Here is the official event promo:

- Date/Time: FRIDAY THE 13th of January at 8 PM!
- Location: Fontana's Bar (105 Elridge st), New York City NY - B or D train to Grand St.
- Cost: $10 (21+ with ID)

Official Facebook invite: RSVP NOW

Related links:
Generation Kill
Death Immortal
Forever Her Nightmare
Arcane Malevolence
Truth In Needless

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tony Iommi Updates Fans On His Current Condition & Future Plans!

Earlier this week, the Heavy Music world was shocked with the sad news that legendary Heavy Metal guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphocytes (a type of cell that forms part of the immune system). Iommi (63) and his doctors are currently working on the best treatment possible-the “IRON MAN” of Rock N' Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery. Here is a statement from Tony Iommi:

"My fans, friends & colleagues - I just want to say how overwhelmed I am with all your messages of support, thank you so much. Well it's not what I wanted for Christmas, that's for sure, but now I can't wait for the test results to come in and get going with the treatment. It's really good that the guys are coming over so that we can continue working on the album as things are going great in the studio. Well, not much else to say at this time, so thanks again. Bless you all"

- Tony Iommi

Related links:
Tony Iommi's Official Site
Black Sabbath

Riotgod Announce North American Tour!

Riotgod's sophomore album 'Invisible Empire' will be released in a little over three weeks via Metalville Records. In conjunction with the album's release, Riotgod has just confirmed a string of North American tour dates which can be found below.

Riotgod began in spirit through the conversations of Monster Magnet's Bob Pantella and Jim Baglino while out on tour as early as 2006.

While touring with Monster Magnet provided them with some great times and afforded them the opportunity to perform around the world, each communicated a desire to express their own musical ideas.

During their time off the road, the pair began exploring the possibilities of creating their own band . Bob began to lay down some ideas to get the ball rolling come 2007.

Bob while recording ideas that would become many of the songs on Riotgod's first CD, also sought out musicians that would fill out the guitar and vocal slots for the then nameless band. Contacted first was Garrett Sweeny for guitar.

For the vocals, many possible names had been discussed, including some notable voices familiar via other established bands yet in the end the local New Jersey connection would lead to Mark Sunshine.

Riotgod did its first mini-tour in 2009, hitting the road with fellow New Jersey rockers The Friends of Bill Wilson. Riotgod would visit the US mid-west and Canada, playing venues such as Chicago's Double Door, Detroit's Blondies, Toronto's Bovine Sex Club as well as some lesser known colorful establishments along the way.

Riotgod is now back - with their second album. More straight, more Rock, more stoner - more Riotgod.

Catch Riotgod On Tour:

- 2/1: Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st Street Pub
- 2/2: Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob's
- 2/3: Memphis, TN @ TBA
- 2/4: Tulsa, OK @ Jakes
- 2/5: Austin, TX @ Red 7
- 2/6: Dallas, TX @ Boiler Room
- 2/7: Houston, TX @ TBA
- 2/8: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
- 2/9: Pensacola, FL @ Handlebar
- 2/10: Lexington, KY @ Green Lantern

Decibel Magazine's "Deciblog" is streaming the track "Firebrand" here.

Gun Shy Assassin is hosting an exclusive stream of the track "Crossfade" HERE.

The Obelisk is streaming the track "Fool" HERE.

The album is available for pre-order HERE.

Related links:
Official Site of Riotgod
Riotgod on Facebook
Metalville Records
Decibel Magazine

Lacuna Coil Unleash 'Dark Adrenaline' Teaser - Chapter 5: All You Can Eat!

For more than a decade, Italy's Lacuna Coil has been a fixture in the international Metal scene. The bands NEW album is entitled 'Dark Adrenaline' and is scheduled to be released in North America on January 24th, 2012 via Century Media Records. Produced by the acclaimed Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine), 'Dark Adrenaline' promises to deliver the melodic, sensual, Metallic rush for which the band has come to be known. Fans both old and new will have a variety of options to choose from, as 'Dark Adrenaline' will be released in numerous formats, including:

- Standard edition CD and vinyl.
- Deluxe Edition digipak with a bonus DVD, sticker, poster and guitar pick.
- iTunes LP with expanded packaging, five bonus audio tracks and video.

"Dark Adrenaline" track listing:

01. Trip The Darkness
02. Against You
03. Kill The Light
04. Give Me Something More
05. Upsidedown
06. End Of Time
07. I Don't Believe In Tomorrow
08. Intoxicated
09. The Army Inside
10. Losing My Religion
11. Fire
12. My Spirit

As previously announced, Lacuna Coil will support Megadeth on their critically-acclaimed Gigantour around the release of 'Dark Adrenaline'. Gigantour was founded by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine in 2005; this run will also feature Motörhead and Volbeat. Please see below for tour dates.

"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

Related links:
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil on MySpace
Lacuna Coil on Facebook
Empty Spiral
Lacuna Coil on Twitter

Earth Premieres NEW Song From 'Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II'!

Following the release of Earth's praised 'Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I' - released by Southern Lord in February 2011 - the public's first chance to hear a number from the 2nd installment of the series has arrived.

While conceived in the same sessions as the first installment, recorded by Stuart Hallerman at Avast and mastered by Mell Detmer, 'Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II' invokes even more improvisational and unrestrained energy than its predecessor. Traces of this progression are evident in the track "His Teeth Did Brightly Shine" -- the second song from the upcoming album -- as premiered worldwide today by Spin Magazine at this location.

'Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light' will be released by Southern Lord in North America on February 14th via CD, 2xLP and digital download.

"Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II" Tracklisting:

1. Sigil of Brass
2. His Teeth Did Brightly Shine
3. Multiplicity of Doors
4. The Corascene Dog
5. The Rakehell

Related links:
Official Site of Earth
Earth on Facebook
Southern Lord Records
Southen Lord on Twitter

Aborted's Sven De Caluwe Discusses NEW Album 'Global Flatline'!

Belgian goremasters ABORTED will be releasing their most lethal record to date, 'Global Flatline', on January 23rd in Europe and January 24th in North America! In anticipation of this impending onslaught of Death Metal, we had the chance to chat with Sven De Caluwe (vocalist). During the interview we discussed the production process of 'Global Flatline', the bands touring plans for 2012, and all things Aborted! Crank it up, and check it out!

Horns Up Rocks - Interview with Sven De Caluwe from Aborted by Horns Up Rocks

Aborted has a brand-NEW video clip for the track "The Origin Of Disease", which was directed and produced by Phil Berridge (Creative Junky).

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by the renowned Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pestilence, Hatesphere) at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark, Global Flatline features several guest vocalists, including Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahilia Murder), Julien Truchan (Benighted), Jason Netherton (Misery Index), and Keiijo Niinima (Rotten Sound). To pre-order your copy of the album, click here here.

Track listing for 'Global Flatline':

01. Omega Mortis
02. Global Flatline
03. Источник Болезни (The Origin Of Disease)
04. Coronary Reconstruction
05. Fecal Forgery
06. Of Scabs And Boils
07. Vermicular, Obscene, Obese
08. Expurgation Euphoria
09. From A Tepid Whiff
10. The Kallinger Theory
11. Our Father, Who Art Of Feces
12. Grime
13. Endstille

If explicit gore is what you need... You will be begging for seconds!

Stay tuned for more ABORTED news coming soon!

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

Suffocation To Release NEW Album - Update Available!

Last summer, we had the chance to speak with Suffocation's own Mike Smith (drummer) about the future of the band. During the interview he told us that Suffocation was taking their time before releasing a NEW album, since they felt that it was time for them to step back and find the proper opportunities in order for their career to reach a whole new level. At the time he also said that they will be releasing a new DVD titled "Legacy of Violence" soon.

Well, we have good news! The extreme Metallers have announced that are hard at work on their seventh studio album, which is slated for a summer release via Nuclear Blast Records. Here is what bassist Derek Boyer had to say about this in the February issue of Decibel Magazine:

"We're in the pre-production stage [and are] currently working on final arrangements, lyrical placement and content. "Each album is an evolution process. As always, we take the key elements that are Suffocation, add current feelings and outside influences, then begin collaborating. We're very happy with the direction we're headed!"

Suffocation's Discography:

- Effigy of the Forgotten (1991)
- Breeding the Spawn (1993)
- Pierced from Within (1995)
- Souls to Deny (2004)
- Suffocation (2006)
- Blood Oath (2009)
- Untitled (2012)

Related links:
Suffocation's Official Site

In This Moment Start Recording Sessions For NEW Album & Announce Lineup Changes!

California Rockers In This Moment, have entered The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band will once again be working with longtime producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne & Five Finger Death Punch). The bands fourth studio album is slated for a summer release via Century Media Records.

In This Moment recently lost two band members: Drummer Jeff Fabb and guitarist Blake Bunzel. The two talented musicians joined the backing band of James Durbin ("American Idol" finalist). Here is what the band had to say about this:

"We are embracing this change with open arms, and a renewed spirit… Sometimes you have to let go of what's in your hands to reach for something greater! In the meantime, we are back in the studio and the new songs are sounding better than anything we've done to date."

The bands latest album 'A Star-Crossed Wasteland' was released on July 13, 2010 via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at The Wolves Den studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko, and sold 10,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 40 on The Billboard 200 chart.

In This Moment's Discography:

- 'Beautiful Tragedy' (2007)
- 'The Dream' (2008)
- 'A Star-Crossed Wasteland' (2010)

Related links:
In This Moment on MySpace

Jesse Leach Discusses TESF's NEW EP, Future Plans & The Possibility Of Re-joining Killswitch Engage!

The Empire Shall Fall recently unleashed their sophomore EP entitled 'Volume 1: Solar Plexus' and the response has been massive. This is the first installment of a 3 part project they have been working on constantly in order to keep feeding their hungry fans some NEW music as often as possible. The band recently debuted their NEW EP via a hometown show in Brooklyn, New York. While the band has always possessed immense talent, at this show the band made it evident that their sonic approach has matured and they are not afraid of trying NEW things.

If one had to point fingers at who is responsible for TESF's musical direction, all fingers would be pointed at vocalist/lyricist Jesse Leach. Regardless of which band he is with, Leach always brings with him a bag full of tricks that are ever-changing. His energy on stage is addicting, and his vocal projection is always on point. He really makes you wonder how the hell does he do it?

Before The Empire Shall Fall took center stage at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, we had the chance to chat with Leach about TESF's NEW EP entitled "Volume 1: Solar Plexus". During the interview he also discussed his musical agenda for 2012, and the possibility of rejoining Killswitch Engage. Without further due, here is our EXCLUSIVE interview with Jesse Leach!

You can listen to "Volume 1: Solar Plexus" it now at the link below, your ears will thank you forever!

Additional tour dates:

- January 13th at the Fete, in Providence RI
- January 14th at the Great Scott, in Boston, MA

Related links:
Click here to listen to the NEW EP from The Empire Shall Fall 'Volume 1: Solar Plexus'
Click here to purchase the NEW EP from The Empire Shall Fall 'Volume 1: Solar Plexus'
Official site of The Empire Shall Fall
The Empire Shall Fall on Facebook
The Empire Shall Fall on Twitter

Lita Ford Inks Deal With SPV/Steamhammer & Reveals NEW Album Title!

Legendary female Metal icon Lita Ford has signed a worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer. Her NEW album entitled 'Living Like A Runaway' is tentatively set for a May 2012 release. Best known for her work with The Runaways and her solo career, featuring hit singles "Kiss Me Deadly" and the Billboard charting duet "Close My Eyes Forever" with Ozzy Osbourne, Lita is ready to make a return to the throne as the queen of Metal:

"SPV gets who I am, my work, and what it takes to bring this project to life. I'm very excited to have them on my team," says Lita.

Lita also spoke about her work with Gary Hoey on the album and the meaning of the album's title:

"Gary Hoey and I wanted to approach this record by getting back to basics. We want to strip away all the electronics and plug-ins and keep it to vocals, guitar, bass, and drums. Going back to basics is going back to what Punk, Metal and The Runways was for me.

"'Living Like A Runaway' means freedom and empowerment. To do what I want and to pursue my dreams while answering to no one."

SPV A&R Representative/Product Manager Olly Hahn commented on the signing of Lita Ford:

"When I bought "Dancin' On The Edge" back in 1984 I never thought that I would ever sign Lita Ford to a label. But a dream of mine came true and it's a huge honor for us at SPV/Steamhammer to have one of the leading women in Rock N' Roll on our label."

Related links:
Official Site of Lita Ford
Steamhammer SPV

King Diamond's 'Abigail' To Be Honored On NEW Issue Of Decibel Magazine!

The NEW, February 2012 issue of Decibel Magazine has honored King Diamond’s landmark 'Abigail' album as the latest inductee into its exclusive “Hall of Fame” series. The feature is a seven-page, 6,000-word, in-depth look at the album which provides an intimate, insider’s view of one of the most important albums in the Metal canon. The story includes, rare never-before seen King Diamond images and NEW interviews with ALL FIVE King Diamond members who participated in the making of “Abigail.”

Pick up your copy of the issue here!

Related links:
King Diamond Online

Lamb Of God Announce In-Store Appearances & Launch Of NEW Webstore!

To celebrate the January 24th release of 'Resolution', Lamb Of God will be holding in-store signings in New Jersey, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Toronto. The in-stores will last 90 minutes on a first come first served basis. Locations and times of the in stores are:

- Monday, 1/23 @ 7 PM at Vintage Vinyl (Corner of Route 1 North and Ford Ave) in Fords, NJ

Pre-order the CD at www.vvinyl.com before 1/16 or in person at the store to get a wristband that gains access to the signing on 1/23.

- Tuesday, 1/24 @ 3 PM at Best Buy Union Square (52 E. 14th Street) in New York City

Starting at midnight on Tuesday, 1/24, be one of the first 300 fans to buy Resolution at the Best Buy Union Square location only and you will receive a wristband which gains access to the signing.

- Wednesday, 1/25 @ 5 PM at Newbury Comics Harvard Square (36 JFK Street) in Cambridge, MA

- Thursday, 1/26 @ 5 PM at FYE (100 South Broad Street) in Philadelphia, PA

Starting on January 24th, purchase Resolution at any FYE store, then bring your CD and receipt to FYE on South Broad Street on January 26th to secure a wristband that gains access to the signing. Wristbands are limited to the first 200 fans. More fans may be allowed through the line if time allows.

- Friday, 1/27 @ 3 PM at HMV Queen Street (272-274 Queen St. W.) in Toronto, ON

* Wristbands for the Lamb Of GOd autograph signing at HMV Queen Street will be distributed on Friday, January 13, 2012 at HMV, 272 Queen Street West, Toronto location ONLY beginning at 10:00am EST.

* A total of 400 wristbands will be distributed for the autograph signing. Wristbands are not guaranteed and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

* All those requesting a wristband MUST pre-order the new Lamb of God CD 'Resolution' at the HMV Queen Street location (deposit of $10 required). No exceptions. HMV is not responsible for any lost or stolen wristbands

* Autograph signing to take place on Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 3:00pm EST at HMV Queen Street West located at 272 Queen Street West, Toronto.

* Event is subject to cancellation or change without notice.

* All pureHMV members who pre-order 'Resolution' will be automatically entered to win the Ultimate Lamb of God experience. See purehmv.ca for complete details (details will be online on Friday, January 13)

In addition, Lamb Of God is pleased to announce today’s launch of its NEW webstore in partnership with Sony Music. The store launches with multiple new products created for the Resolution CD cycle. Over the coming months, the store will also add a line of heritage merchandise including t-shirts, hoodies, and other products from across the band’s touring history. The NEW store can be reached through the link below.

Lamb Of God Official Webstore

RESOLUTION Trailer from Lamb of God on Vimeo.

In conjunction with the release of 'Resolution', Lamb Of God will commence their two year 'Resolution' tour with six east coast club shows. The band will also be doing in-store signings in four of the cities on show days. Details of these signings will be released the first week of January.

The club dates are:

January 22nd- Richmond- The National
January 24th- New York- Irving Plaza
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

Pre-orders for the new album are available now at www.lamb-of-god.com/resolution and will feature multiple premium bundles. Anyone who pre-orders from iTunes or the LAMB OF GOD website will get the single ‘Ghost Walking’ as an instant gratification track.

Here is 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

Related links:
Lamb Of God
Lamb Of God of Facebook

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Doomsday Mourning - Song Premiere Of 'Culture Of Corruption'!

Doomsday Mourning is a five piece Heavy Metal band that came into the Heavy Music scene in 2009. Originally from Queens, New York, their music is straight to the point and it possesses plenty of New York attitude. Utilizing down-tuned guitars, intricate polyrhythms, and in your face lyrics. Doomsday Mourning are a vital member of the New York City Heavy Music scene thanks to their dedication to blasting ear drums all over the 5 boroughs.

The Queens based Metallers are getting ready to release their limited edition EP entitled 'Culture of Corruption', and today they are unleashing a NEW tune under the same name. Crank it to 11, and spread the word!

Related links:
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Doomsday Mourning on YouTube
Doomsday Mourning on Twitter
Doomsday Mourning on Tumblr

Corrosion Of Conformity Unleash Three NEW Tracks!

Candlelight Records, together with partners Decibel Magazine and Pitchfork Media, are premiering today songs from the forthcoming NEW album from C.O.C. Produced by John Custer, the self-titled album is the first NEW recording from the North Carolina-based band in six years and is the first to feature material written by the esteemed 'Animosity' trio in over a decade.

Available now for listening, Decibel Magazine is streaming “The Doom” while Pitchfork Media is streaming the album’s closer “Time Of Trials.” Each song showcases the band’s unique sound and continued commitment to diversity. Guitarist Woody Weatherman says, “…too much pork for just one fork,” when discussing the unusual two-song launch. “I like the idea of having two tunes premiering at the same time,” he continues. Vocalist/bassist Mike Dean notes, “I slipped in a rough form of ‘The Doom’ on Full Metal Jackie's radio program back in early November. This is now the official premiere in its finished form. And with Pitchfork playing ‘Time Of Trials,’ we are excited and await fan reactions."

Listen to"The Doom Brand"

Listen to "Time Of Trials

England’s Metal Hammer, in celebration of today’s premieres, launched a special C.O.C. video via their online television channel that includes both songs and a pictorial of the band with information about the forthcoming album. Check it out now!

C.O.C. has already launched exclusive, pre-order bundles that include limited band-direct items plus the deluxe digipak version of the record (featuring extended packaging and two additional songs) and the American vinyl pressing. To celebrate today’s premieres, Candlelight has launched via the official label webstore each of the four planned formats for the record plus a webstore exclusive. See the link below.

The band will perform next at The Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina before heading out on their recently announced headline tour beginning March 1. The band plans a set that will include many of the new album’s choice cuts as well selections from their earlier albums. “‘Your Tomorrow,’ ‘Rat City,’ and ‘The Doom’ all got great response while we were out with Clutch for a brief wintery outing,” says Dean. “The new songs are noggin’ nodders and seemed to fit in very well with our older classics,” adds Weatherman. “Folks were having a good time which is what it is all about,” he confirms.

Corrosion Of Conformity will be released via Candlelight Records on February 14 in North America; a day earlier for Europe. Confirmed dates on the band’s upcoming North American tour with Torche, Valient Thorr, A Storm Of Light are below.

Corrosion Of Conformity Track-Listing:

1. Psychic Vampire
2. River of Stone
3. Leeches
4. El Lamento de Las Cabras
5. Your Tomorrow
6. The Doom
7. The Moneychangers
8. Come Not Here
9. What We Become
10. Rat City
11. Time of Trials
12. Canyon Man (deluxe/vinyl only)
13. The Same Way (deluxe/vinyl only)

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

Related links:
Corrosion Of Conformity

That Metal Show's Don Jamieson & Jim Florentine To Tour With Andrew Dice Clay!

Metal Blade recording artists and That Metal Show hosts Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine will be hitting the road at the end of February. They'll be performing their comedy routines on a short string of dates as the openers for the legendary Andrew Dice Clay. The tour begins February 26th at Comedy Zone in Charlotte, NC. The list of dates is below.

Don Jamieson comments on the tour: "Me, Jim Florentine and Dice - The Sideburns, the Voice & the Living Legend. It's the ultimate Rock N' Roll comedy show!". Jim Florentine adds: "It's an honor to be working with 2 of my friends on this short run of dates. Knowing the jokes we all do, the tour should be called '3 Slobs!'"

Jim Florentine released his latest standup CD/DVD, 'Cringe 'n' Purge', on October 25th, 2011 and debuted at #5 on the Billboard Comedy charts and #3 on the iTunes comedy charts! Florentine appeared on Jimmy Kimme Live! in 2011 to promote his part in the film A Little Help, starring The Office's Jenna Fischer. Florentine is best known for his work on Comedy Central's show Crank Yankers where he performed the voice of Special Ed, a mentally challenged teenager, and Bobby Fletcher, a despicable, alcoholic slob who is the older cousin of Ed.

Don Jamieson first ever live standup CD, 'Live & Hilarious', was released on April 26th, 2011. Jamieson started his career as one of the young and talented comedy minds at MTV helping to launch the careers of comics like Jon Stewart, Kevin James, Pauly Shore (sorry) and Tom Green. Amongst his many accomplishments, Jamieson won an Emmy for his work on HBO's "Inside the NFL".

Andrew Dice Clay, known as "The Undisputed Heavyweight Comedy King", has been touring in the comedy circuit for over 30 years and is the only comedian ever to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. Most recently, he appeared as himself in a recurring role on the final season of HBO's Entourage.

Don Jamieson & Jim Florentine Tour with Andrew Dice Clay:

- 02/26: Charlotte, NC at Comedy Zone
- 02/27: Atlanta, GA at The Punchline
- 02/28: Birmingham, AL at Stardome
- 02/29: Nashville, TN at Zanie's Comedy Club
- 03/01: Louisville, KY at Louisville Improv

Related links:
Official Site of Don Jamieson
Official Site of Jim Florentine
Official Site of Andrew Dice Clay

Nate Hall (USX Mainman) To Release Solo Album!

USX guitarist/vocalist/wordsmith Nate Hall will release his first solo record this Spring via Neurot Recordings. Titled, 'A Great River', the ten-track opus offers up a lush landscape of sonic richness. Recorded in March 2011 by Travis Kammeyer at Fahrenheit Studio in Johnson City, Tennessee, A Great River features the pastoral artwork of Dark Castle's Stevie Floyd (as seen above).

Commented Hall on his latest musical journey: "This record was something I needed to do. I didn't really plan on it, but it helped me to get rid of a lot of bad dreams. Feelings that pulled me down. Things that I would not carry around with me anymore. It helped me to put the past behind me. Now I can look to the future."

'A Great River' is as pure and honest as music gets. The songs are regretful of the bad times, hopeful of times to come, and respectful of the great power that causes all thing to be. It is a reflection of a lifetime spent with the echoes of Dylan, Young, Petty, Springsteen, and Van Zandt. It draws from the rich musical history of America, the melancholy of Appalachia, and harnesses the electric vacuum roar of guitar slingers past and present.

'A Great River' Track Listing:

01. The Earth In One Cell
02. Dark Star
03. Kathleen
04. Night Theme
05. Chains
06. To Wake And Dream
07. Raw Chords
08. Electric Night Theme
09. When The Stars Begin To Fall
10. A Great River

'A Great River' will be released in the UK on May 7, 2012 and the US on May 8, 2012 via Neurot Recordings.

Related links:
Nate Hall on Neurot Recordings
USX on Facebook

Aborted - Video Premiere Of 'The Origin Of Disease'!

Belgian goremasters ABORTED will be releasing their most lethal record to date, 'Global Flatline', on January 23rd in Europe and January 24th in North America! In anticipation of this impending onslaught of Death Metal, the band is now giving fans the chance to check out their brand-NEW video clip for the track "The Origin Of Disease" via Metal Injection. Directed and produced by Phil Berridge (Creative Junky), "The Origin Of Disease" is not for the faint of heart! Enjoy this piece of audiovisual carnage at:

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by the renowned Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pestilence, Hatesphere) at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark, Global Flatline features several guest vocalists, including Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahilia Murder), Julien Truchan (Benighted), Jason Netherton (Misery Index), and Keiijo Niinima (Rotten Sound). To pre-order your copy of the album, click here here.

Track listing for 'Global Flatline':

01. Omega Mortis
02. Global Flatline
03. Источник Болезни (The Origin Of Disease)
04. Coronary Reconstruction
05. Fecal Forgery
06. Of Scabs And Boils
07. Vermicular, Obscene, Obese
08. Expurgation Euphoria
09. From A Tepid Whiff
10. The Kallinger Theory
11. Our Father, Who Art Of Feces
12. Grime
13. Endstille

If explicit gore is what you need... You will be begging for seconds!

Stay tuned for more ABORTED news coming soon!

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

Instrumental Quartet Pelican Announce NEW EP!

Thunderous post-instrumental outfit Pelican have announced the long awaited follow-up to their sprawling 2009 full length 'What We All Come To Need', a NEW four song EP 'Ataraxia/Taraxis' to be released via Southern Lord on April 10th. With members now residing in separate cities, the EP represents a NEW chapter in the band’s evolution with a re-energized focus on composition and the utilization of the recording studio as a creative tool in the songwriting process, yielding one of the most diverse efforts in the band’s prolific discography.

The four NEW songs highlight the manifold sonic strengths of the band by delving into moments of triumphant melodic Rock, smokey Doom, ambient soundscape, acoustic desert-folk, and minimalist electronics. In contrast to the EP’s origin as the product of four different recording studios, including stints with engineers Sanford Parker (Twilight, Circle of Animals, Nachtmystium) and Aaron Harris (ISIS), the carefully crafted track listing boasts a cohesive narrative flow, lending the release an epic feel worthy of a full album.

'Ataraxia/Taraxis' Track Listing:

1. Ataraxia
2. Lathe Biosas
3. Parasite Colony
4. Taraxis

Pelican is supporting the release with a two-week run of dates in Europe and the UK, including coveted spots at Roadburn and Dunk! Festivals.

Pelican Upcoming Tour Dates:

- 4/06/2012 Dunk! Festival: Zottegem, BE
- 4/07/2012 The Garage: London, UK w/ Chelsea Wolfe
- 4/08/2012 Vudu Club: Birmingham, UK w/ Chelsea Wolfe
- 4/09/2012 Brudenell Social Club: Leeds, UK
- 4/10/2012 Stereo: Glasgow, UK
- 4/11/2012 The Ruby Lounge: Manchester, UK
- 4/12/2012 The Haunt: Brighton, UK
- 4/13/2012 The Cooler: Bristol, UK
- 4/14/2012 Roadburn Festival: Tilburg, Netherlands
- 4/15/2012 La Maronquinerie: Paris, France
- 4/16/2012 Jubez: Karlsruhe, Germany w/ Tombs
- 4/17/2012 Bad Bonn: Dudingen, Switzerland
- 4/18/2012 Magnolia: Milan, Italy
- 4/19/2012 Feierwerk: Munich, Germany w/ Tombs
- 4/20/2012 Cassiopeia: Berlin, Germany w/ Tombs
- 4/21/2012 Nosturi: Helsinki, Finland

Related links:
Pelican on Facebook
Southern Lord Records
Southern Lord Blog
Southern Lord on Facebook
Follow Southern Lord on Twitter

Prototype Reveal NEW Album Title and Track Listing!

Los Angeles based progressive/aggressive Metal band Prototype will release their 3rd full length album 'Catalyst' in early 2012 via Nightmare Records. Nearly 2 years in the making, 'Catalyst' is a science fiction themed concept album featuring 12 tracks and over 60 minutes of all new music. The effort was produced by Prototype and is currently being mixed by Neil Kernon. 'Catalyst' will be mastered by Alan Douches and artwork will once again be created by Travis Smith. The official release date for the album will be announced soon.

Prototype 'Catalyst' Track Listing:

1. Inceptum
2. Catalyst
3. Cynic Dreams
4. The Chosen Ones
5. Illuminatum
6. My Own Deception
7. Into Oblivion
8. Impetus
9. Gravity Well
10. The Ageless Heart Of Memory
11. Exiled
12. Communion

Prototype is:

- Vince Levalois (Vocals/Guitar)
- Kragen Lum (Guitar)
- Kirk Scherer (Bass)
- Pat Magrath (Drums)

Prototype's last album 'Continuum' was released in 2006 and featured the song "The Way It Ends", which appeared in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. The game was released shortly before Christmas of 2007 and quickly became the biggest selling music rhythm video game of all time. Consequently, Prototype gained a substantial amount of exposure as well as remarkable number of downloads on iTunes of their single "The Way It Ends".

Prototype have now become recent additions to the Rock Band video game as well! "The Way it Ends" is officially for sale HERE as well as through the in-game-store and the live market place from the 360 dashboard.

Related links:
Official Site of Prototype
Prototype on Facebook
Prototype on MySpace
Prototype on Reverbnation
Follow Prototype on Twitter

God Forbid To Premiere NEW Songs At East Coast Shows - Tourdates Available!

New Jersey Nu-Metallers God Forbid have announced a couple of East Coast shows in order to unleash some of their brand NEW songs. This is what God Forbid's guitarist Doc Coyle had to say about these series of shows: "With only one show in 2011 and two months spent in the recording studio, we have been itching to get out and play. We thought it would be a great idea to get into an intimate setting in our area for the real God Forbid fans. Expect to hear some NEW songs and some old cuts that haven't been played in a while."

- February 18 - Brooklyn, NY - St. Vitus
- February 24 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz

While this Jersey natives have faced many obstacles throughout their career, they have managed to never stop delivering their original blend of Heavy Metal and Hardcore mixed in with tastes of Thrash Metal. Not only are this guys very talented, but they have always been a hard working band that has never gotten anything handed to them. After the departure of guitarist Dallas Coyle in March of 2009, the future of the band was somewhat uncertain. However, the band is back with a new mission, a new guitarist (Matt Wicklund [ex-Himsa]), and a new record label (Victory Records). A demo version of a new song, "Where We Come From", is available below.

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)
- Untitled (2012)

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

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