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Saturday, April 7, 2012

WRETCHED's Adam Cody Discusses NEW Album 'Sons Of Perdition' At Metalliance Tour!

Charlotte, North Carolina's WRETCHED was given the arduous task of opening the second edition of the "Metalliance" Tour. So far they have proven to be up to par with bands of the caliber of DevilDriver, Dying Fetus, The Faceless and Job For A Cowboy. With the release of their brand NEW album 'Sons Of Perdition' (out now via Victory Records), there is no doubt in our minds that WRETCHED will soon be upgraded from an opening band to a kick in the face headliner or direct support.

Recently, we had the chance to chat with WRETCHED's frontman Adam Cody at the "Metalliance Tour" in New York City. During the conversation, he discussed the bands NEW album 'Sons Of Peridtion', the bands plans for 2012, and the "Metalliance Tour". Watch it, share it, and go see WRETCHED live!

Related links:
Metalliance Tour
Wretched on Facebook
Wretched on Victory Records

Friday, April 6, 2012

It's Coming For You: KRISIUN with SEPULTURA & DEATH ANGEL Tour Starts In A Week!

Brazilian Death Metallers KRISIUN will be returning to North America next week for an epic 
tour featuring the legendary Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA, bay area thrash titans DEATH ANGEL, and new breed of thrashers HAVOK! In regards to this upcoming trek, KRISIUN vocalist/bassist Alex Camargo comments: "Hey everyone!!! We in KRISIUN would like to invite all you diehard metal brothers to come on out and support our upcoming shows around the USA and Canada. We are gonna share the stage with our fellow countrymen, the almighty SEPULTURA, 
for the first time, plus fucking DEATH ANGEL and HAVOK. We guarantee you this combination 
of bands will unleash hell every night. See you guys out there!!!"

The complete list of tour dates is below, so check to see when KRISIUN 
will be coming to a city near you!

- 4/10/2012: Santa Ana, CA in Yost Theater
- 4/11/2012: San Francisco, CA in DNA Lounge
- 4/12/2012: Portland, OR in Branx
- 4/13/2012: Seattle, WA in Studio Seven
- 4/14/2012: Salt Lake City, UT in In The Venue
- 4/15/2012: Denver, CO in Gothic Theater
- 4/16/2012: Billings, MT in Manny's
- 4/17/2012: Regina, SK in The Exchange
- 4/18/2012: Winnipeg, MB in Pyramid Cabaret
- 4/20/2012: Madison, WI in The Majestic Theater
- 4/21/2012: Chicago, IL in Mojoe's
- 4/22/2012: Rochester, NY in Water Street Music Hall
- 4/23/2012: Toronto, ON in Opera House
- 4/24/2012: Quebec City, QC in Imperial Theater
- 4/25/2012: Montreal, QC in Club Soda
- 4/26/2012: Albany, NY in Bogie's
- 4/27/2012: Baltimore, MD in Sonar
- 4/28/2012: Pawtucket, RI in The Met
- 4/29/2012: Burlington, VT in Higher Ground
- 4/30/2012: New York, NY in Irving Plaza
- 5/1/2012: Jermyn, PA in Eleanor Rigby's **with DEATH ANGEL, HAVOK only**
- 5/2/2012: St. Louis, MO in Fubar **with DEATH ANGEL, HAVOK only**
- 5/3/2012: Tulsa, OK in Eclipse **with DEATH ANGEL, HAVOK only**
- 5/4/2012: El Paso, TX in House of Rock **with DEATH ANGEL, HAVOK only**
- 5/5/2012: Gallup, NM in Juggernaut **with DEATH ANGEL, HAVOK only**
- 5/6/2012: Ventura, CA in Majestic Ventura Theater **with DEATH ANGEL, HAVOK only**

KRISIUN will be touring in support of their recently released, 8th studio album, 'The Great Execution', which can be purchased on CM Distro here. Produced by Andy Classen at Stage One Studio in Germany, 'The Great Execution' musically expands upon the trio's trademark high-speed Death Metal with an increased amount of diversity, ranging from extreme tempo variations over distinct rhythm patterns to clean guitars---and even Flamenco parts! KRISIUN also used only analog gear and instruments while recording this album to avoid the compressed sound that so many musicians produce today.

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Drummers From Hatebreed & God Forbid to Take Part In NYC Drum Clinic!

HATEBREED’s Matt Byrne and GOD FORBID’s Corey Pierce will take part in a special drum clinic presented by The Collective on Thursday, April 19th at The Collective School of Music in New York City. Here are all the details:

- The clinic will begin at 7pm and admission is $15. 

- To purchase tickets, please call 212-741-0091 ex100.

- For more information and for the latest updates visit The Collective's Website.

Connecticut's heavyweights HATEBREED have begun pre-production on their upcoming album. 
The band is currently on tour in South America and will resume production after the 
aforementioned clinic.

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Listen Loud: JOB FOR A COWBOY's 'Demonocracy' Album Streaming Now!

Beginning today, Revolver Magazine will host a stream of JOB FOR A COWBOY’s upcoming Demonocracy full-length in its entirety. Produced by Jason Suecof (Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Trivium) at Audiohammer Studios, the intricate, thought-provoking and wholly pulverizing death metal opus will see its North American release on April 10, 2012 through Metal Blade Records.

Crowned “an ass-kicking, skull-cracking record,” in a 4/5 review by Alternative Press, the nine-track production tackles a host of political and economic themes including media propaganda, the “war industry” and the staggering debts faced by America.

Visit the band’s OFFICIAL METAL BLADE PAGE (see link bellow) for Demonocracy pre-order info, limited edition merch bundles and the third in a series of instructional video posts featuring guitar wizard Tony Sannicandro. Dubbed "The Leads Are Weak," the mini clips offer playing tips and an up-close look at Sannicandro's astounding skills and technique. In the third installment, Sannicandro performs an exercise called “double dutch.” Sannicandro elaborates: "This is a two-note per string lick that incorporates a slight Dimebag feel and some chromatics. Two notes per string is often neglected by many guitar players, because three notes a string is much easier to get up to speed, but two note patterns are an OG way to put some bluesy flavor in your lick-age."

Stay tuned for more JOB FOR A COWBOY news including the upcoming video premiere of “Imperium Wolves.”

Metalliance Tour, featuring Dying Fetus, DevilDriver, The Faceless, Job For A Cowboy, 3 Inches Of Blood, Impending Doom, and Wretched (Remaining tour dates).

- 4/06: Hollywood, CA @ The Music Box
- 4/07: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
- 4/09: Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
- 4/10: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
- 4/11: Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
- 4/13: Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
- 4/15: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
- 4/16: Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
- 4/19: Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
- 4/20: Austin, TX @ Emo's East
- 4/21: Houston, TX @ House Of

JOB FOR A COWBOY in Puerto Rico:

6/30/2012 La Respuesta – San Juan, PR

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

PHILIP ANSELMO Releases Exclusive Vocal Ringtones – Get Em' Now!


PHILIP ANSELMO, known as Heavy Metal’s most notorious vocalist, is releasing several ringtones for fans to grace their cell phones with. Ten individual ringtones have been created using Philip’s voice, ranging from hilarious to seriously badass!

"Grab one of my new 'Craptastic' ringtones and be the first one on your block to be full of it!" – PHILIP ANSELMO

The ringtones are available now! To download the ringtones, just text the keywords below to 69937 and your ringtone will be sent to your phone. Charges apply per ringtone.


\m/ Artist: Phil Anselmo
Title: Ring
Keyword: Phil1

\m/ Artist: Phil Anselmo
Title: Ring Inhale
Keyword: Phil2

\m/ Artist: Phil Anselmo
Title: Ding Dong
Keyword: Phil3

\m/ Artist: Phil Anselmo
Title: Bbbbbb
Keyword: Phil4

\m/ Artist: Phil Anselmo
Title: Pick Up The Phone
Keyword: Phil5

\m/ Artist: Phil Anselmo
Title: There's Someone Calling
Keyword: Phil6

\m/ Artist: Phil Anselmo
Title: Answer
Keyword: Phil7

\m/ Artist: Phil Anselmo
Title: Whaaoo
Keyword: Phil8

\m/ Artist: Phil Anselmo
Title: I'll Keep Calling
Keyword: Phil9

BIOHAZARD’s Billy Graziadei & SOULFLY's Marc Rizzo To Guest On NEW STRIFE Album!

Los Angeles based Hardcore band, STIRFE, just announced a guest appearance from Biohazard’s Billy Graziadei on their upcoming album (as of yet untitled). Billy will join a handful of other guests including Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo, Terror vocalist Scott Vogel, and former Sepultura drummer, Iggor Cavalera (who played drums for the whole record).

Graziadei tracked a verse at Firewater Studios in Los Angeles for the song entitled “Never Look Back”.

Graziadei had the following to say about his appearance:

“I met the guys in STRIFE back when we were recording the Biohazard album 'State of the World Address'. We hit it off pretty good and the guys helped us out with background vocals. It's cool to be able to return the favor and have the honor of singing on THEIR record now! With Iggor Cavalera on drums and Nick Jett producing the NEW cd, the guys are back stronger than ever! Hope to hit the road with them sometime during our tour for 'Reborn in Defiance'! “

A final release date, label, cover art and additional information will be revealed in the near future.

Related links:
Strife on MySpace

Swedish Black Metal Hordes WATAIN To Unleash 13th Anniversary DVD!

Swedish Black Metal heathens WATAIN are set to unleash a NEW DVD upon the masses. Titled 'Opus Diaboli', the production commemorates the band’s 13 years of chaos by providing a visual and audio documentation of their ceremonial anniversary concert performance in Stockholm and the long years of physical, intellectual and spiritual work leading up to it. 'Opus Diaboli' is an epic 90-minute journey into the forbidden realms of wild-hearted Satanic Metal and the manifestation of a unique band that has truly chosen a path few have ever dared to tread upon.

Comments the band in a collective statement: “This movie was first meant to be the recording of our 13-year anniversary concert, but as everything with WATAIN, it took on a life of its own and become one of our most ambitious projects to date. It is a very personal and emotional piece of work and is certainly not for the faint of heart. But for those who wish to explore the glimmering abyss of WATAIN further, this will be a rewarding release for sure. The box version of 'Opus Diaboli' [available exclusively through the band’s own WOLFWEAR.NET] contains an exclusive photobook. It was an overwhelming experience going through the massive archives in search of photos that best sum up the storm of passionate turmoil that has marked the WATAIN journey, especially since we wanted to stay away from live photos and focus more on moments off stage. The results were however very satisfying and offer a rare and spicy mixture of photos of which most have never been published previously. We are also proud to announce that this will be the first release on our own label "His Master’s Noise", a name originating from Bathory who had it in mind for their own label back in the early 1980s. Just like with our merch store WOLFWEAR.NET from which the limited box set will be available, this time we have chosen to stand by our own and do things our way.”

- 'Opus Diaboli' DVD: A four-panel digipack including the DVD, two audio CDs featuring the full concert plus a 16-page booklet with historical photos and flyers.

- 'Opus Diaboli' Box: Limited 12” box including the DVD, two audio CDs and two LPs featuring the full concert plus an exclusive 64-page booklet with historical photos and flyers.

Opus Diaboli will be unleashed in North America on June 5, 2012!

Beginning on April 11th and laying waste through a gargantuan 26-date run, the Decibel Magazine Tour (presented by Metal Blade Records, IndieMerchStore.com, FYE, ESP Guitars and Good Fight Entertainment) not only offers four diverse European artists hand-picked by the magazine, but doubles as Behemoth's first U.S. tour since vocalist/guitarist Adam "Nergal" Darski's well-documented battle with and triumph over leukemia.

04/11 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa
04/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
04/13 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
04/14 St. Paul, MN – Station Four
04/16 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
04/17 Denver, CO – Summit Theatre
04/18 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
04/20 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
04/21 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
04/22 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
04/23 San Francisco, CA – Slims
04/25 Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
04/26 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
04/27 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/29 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
05/01 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
05/02 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
05/04 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
05/05 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head
05/06 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
05/08 Toronto, ON – Opera House
05/09 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
05/10 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
05/11 Worcester, MA – Palladium
05/12 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Related links:
Official Site of Watain
Decibel Magazine Tour

18 Years Ago NIRVANA's Kurt Cobain Left An Entire Generation Mourning!

Today, April 5, 2012, marks the 18th death anniversary of the legendary singer Kurt Cobain (NIRVANA). Cobain was born on February 20, 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington, U.S. and died on April 5, 1994 in Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Cobain was born at Grays Harbor Hospital to a waitress, Wendy Elizabeth (née Fradenburg), and an automotive mechanic, Donald Leland Cobain. His ancestry included Irish, English, Scottish, and German. Cobain had one younger sister named Kimberly, born in 1970.

His family had a musical background. His uncle Chuck Fradenburg starred in a band called The Beachcombers, his Aunt Mari Earle played guitar and performed in bands throughout Grays Harbor County, and his great-uncle Delbert had a career as an Irish tenor; making an appearance in the 1930 film King of Jazz.

Cobain's talent as an artist was evident from an early age. His bedroom was described as having taken on the appearance of an art studio, where he would accurately draw his favorite characters from films and cartoons such as Aquaman, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Disney characters like Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and Pluto. Cobain began developing an interest in music early in his life. According to his Aunt Mari, he began singing at two years old. At age four, Cobain started playing the piano and singing, writing a song about their trip to a local park. He listened to artists like the Ramonesand would sing songs like Arlo Guthrie's "Motorcycle Song," The Beatles' "Hey Jude", Terry Jacks' "Seasons in the Sun" and the theme song to The Monkees television show at a young age.

When Cobain was seven, his parents divorced. Later in his life, he said the divorce had a profound effect on his life. His mother noted that his personality changed dramatically; Cobain became defiant and withdrawn. In a 1993 interview, he elaborated:

"I remember feeling ashamed, for some reason. I was ashamed of my parents. I couldn't face some of my friends at school anymore, because I desperately wanted to have the classic, you know, typical family. Mother, father. I wanted that security, so I resented my parents for quite a few years because of that."

Music quickly became the perfect outlet for Cobain. Cobain began learning guitar with a few covers, including "Louie Louie" and The Cars' "My Best Friend's Girl", and soon began working on his own songs. During high school, Cobain rarely found anyone with whom he could play music. While hanging out at the Melvins' practice space, he met Krist Novoselic, a fellow devotee of Punk Rock. Novoselic's mother owned a hair salon. Cobain and Novoselic would occasionally practice in the upstairs room of the salon. A few years later, Cobain tried to convince Novoselic to form a band with him by lending him a copy of a home demo recorded by Cobain's earlier band, Fecal Matter. After months of asking, Novoselic finally agreed to join Cobain, forming the beginnings of Nirvana.

Cobain was disenchanted after early touring, due to the band's inability to draw substantial crowds and the apparent difficulty in sustaining themselves. During their first few years playing together, Novoselic and Cobain were hosts to a rotating list of drummers. Eventually, the band settled on Chad Channing, with whom Nirvana recorded their debut album 'Bleach', released on Sub Pop Records in 1989. Cobain, however, became dissatisfied with Channing's style, leading the band to find a NEW drummer, eventually settling on Dave Grohl. With Grohl, the band found their greatest success via their 1991 major-label debut, 'Nevermind'.

With the lead single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from Nirvana's second album 'Nevermind' (1991), Nirvana entered the mainstream, popularizing a subgenre of Alternative Rock called Grunge. Since their debut, Nirvana, with Cobain as a songwriter, have sold over 25 million albums in the United States alone, and over 50 million worldwide.

'Nevermind's' success provided numerous Seattle bands such as Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden to wider audiences, and as a result, Alternative Rock became a dominant genre on radio and MTV in the United States during the early-to-middle 1990s. Nirvana was considered the "flagship band of Generation X", and frontman Cobain found himself reluctantly anointed by the media as the generation's "spokesman." Cobain's discomfort with the media attention prompted him to focus on the band's music and, believing their message and artistic vision to have been misinterpreted by the public, challenged the band's audience with its third and last studio album 'In Utero' (1993).

Following a tour stop at Terminal Eins in Munich, Germany, on March 1, 1994, Cobain was diagnosed with bronchitis and severe laryngitis. He flew to Rome the next day for medical treatment, and was joined there by his wife, Courtney Love, on March 3, 1994. The next morning, Love awoke to find that Cobain had overdosed on a combination of champagne and Rohypnol. Cobain was immediately rushed to the hospital, and spent the rest of the day unconscious. After five days in the hospital, Cobain was released and returned to Seattle. Love later stated that the incident was Cobain's first suicide attempt.

On April 8, 1994, Cobain's body was discovered at his Lake Washington home by an electrician who had arrived to install a security system. Apart from a minor amount of blood coming out of Cobain's ear, the electrician reported seeing no visible signs of trauma, and initially believed that Cobain was asleep until he saw the shotgun pointing at his chin. A suicide note was found, addressed to Cobain's childhood imaginary friend "Boddah", that said, paraphrasing, "I haven't felt the excitement of listening to as well as creating music, along with really writing... for too many years now". A high concentration of heroin and traces of diazepam were also found in his body. Cobain's body had been lying there for days; the coroner's report estimated Cobain to have died on April 5, 1994.

Kurt, you are deeply missed by an entire generation of music fans! Crank up some NIRVANA and put your Horns way Up for Kurt Cobain!

10 Years Since The Heavy Music World Lost ALICE IN CHAINS' Layne Staley!

Today, April 5, 2012, marks the 10th death anniversary of the late great Layne Staley (vocalist and frontman of ALICE IN CHAINS). Staley was born on August 22, 1967 in Kirkland, Washington, U.S. and died on April 5, 2002 in Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Layne Staley was born to Phil Staley and Nancy Staley (née McCallum) in Kirkland, Washington. When he was was seven years old his parents got divorced, after which he was raised by his mother and stepfather, Jim Elmer (whose last name he took while enrolled in Meadowdale High School). He was raised Catholic.

He would describe the experience of witnessing his parents' divorce: "My world became a nightmare, there were just shadows around me. I got a call saying that my dad had died, but my family always knew he was around doing all kinds of drugs. Since that call I always was wondering, 'Where is my dad?' I felt so sad for him and I missed him. He dropped out of my life for 15 years."

Staley's musical career began when he  started playing drums at the age of 12 years old. He jammed with various glam bands in his early teens, but Staley wanted to become a singer. In 1985, Staley formed a band called Sleze, which also featured Johnny Bacolas and James Bergstrom (who later started Second Coming). With the addition of guitarist Nick Pollock in 1986, Sleze morphed into Alice In Chains, a band which Staley said "dressed in drag and played speed Metal."

The inception of Alice N' Chains saw the band performing around the Seattle area playing Slayer and Armored Saint covers. This all changed when Staley met guitarist Jerry Cantrell while working at Music Bank rehearsal studios, and the two fast friends lived as roommates for over a year in the dilapidated rehearsal space they shared.

Alice N' Chains soon disbanded and Staley joined a funk band who at the time also required a guitarist. He asked Cantrell to join as a sideman. Cantrell agreed on condition that Staley join Cantrell's band, which at the time included drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Starr. In 1986, Staley met Seattle underground guitarist Tim Barnes at a local Seattle bar. Barnes would later be offered a position in Alice N' Chains but declined. Eventually the funk project broke up and in 1987 Staley joined Cantrell on a full-time basis. The band eventually took the name of Alice In Chains, and quickly became a powerhouse!

On April 19, 2002, Staley's accountants contacted Staley's mother Nancy McCallum and informed her that no money had been withdrawn from the singer's bank account in two weeks. McCallum then placed a call with 911 to say "she hadn't heard from… [Staley] in about two weeks." The police went with McCallum and her husband to Staley's home, "When police kicked in the door to Layne Staley's University District apartment on April 19, there, on a couch, lit by a flickering TV, next to several spray-paint cans on the floor, not far from a small stash of cocaine, near two crack pipes on the coffee table, reposed the remains of the rock musician." The article also stated that the 6'1" Staley weighed just 86 pounds when his body was discovered.[35] The autopsy report later concluded that Staley had died after injecting a mixture of heroin and cocaine known as a "speedball".

In an interview on VH1's Celebrity Rehab with McCallum, former Alice in Chains bass player Mike Starr said that he spent time with Staley the day before he died as Starr's birthday was April 4. Starr claimed that Staley was very sick but would not call 911.

Please put your HORNS UP for Layne Staley and crank up some ALICE IN CHAINS in his memory!


PRONG are kicking off their tour tonight with Crowbar and Witchburn in Dallas, TX. The tour is in support of their forthcoming release 'Carved Into Stone' which is set for an April 24th release date on Long Branch Records, a division of SPV. The tour will run through April 24th in Shreveport, LA. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Get a first listen to the song "Eternal Heat" today and be sure to check out an exclusive interview with Tommy Victor here, courtesy of Metal Insider.

PRONG has completed work 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.

PRONG recently unveiled the tracklisting and the album art for 'Carved Into Stone'. The artwork was created by Vance Kelly (Down, The Sword)

Carved Into Stone Tracklisting

1) Eternal Heat
2) Keep on Living in Pain
3) Ammunition
4) Revenge ... Best Served Cold
5) State of Rebellion
6) Put Myself to Sleep
7) List of Grievances
8) Carved Into Stone
9) Subtract
10) Path of Least Resistance
11) Reinvestigate

PRONG with Crowbar and Witchburn:

4/5: Dallas, TX @ Trees
4/6: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
4/7: San Antonio, TX @ Green Room
4/8: El Paso, TX @ House of Rock
4/11: Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
4/12: Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
4/13: Gallup, NM @ Slopshot Billiards
4/14: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
4/16: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
4/17: St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
4/18: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
4/19: Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern
4/20: Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
4/21: Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
4/22: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
4/23: Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
4/24: Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse

Related links:
Click here to Listen to PRONG's NEW Song "Eternal Heat"
Prong's Official Site

POWERGLOVE Announce NEW Tour Dates, Including A Stop At PAX East!

Nostalgia Metal outfit, POWERGLOVE has announced a mini-tour aptly dubbed the "NO SURVIVORS TOUR" with The Protomen. Support will come courtesy of Creature Feature and Danimal Cannon. First, the band will make an appearance at the widely popular gaming convention PAX East which takes every spring in Boston, MA. POWERGLOVE will perform on April 7th at 6PM in the Magfest Jamspace along with Armcannon and Battlecake. The band adds their own words:

“It has been said by the sages of our village that nerds like us cannot truly experience love or happiness.  If we could, we'd love to announce our miniature co-headlining tour of maximum happiness with our old friends The Protomen.  Our current plans of recording and self imposed isolation will have to wait, since this is something we've wanted to do for years and no man or beast or manbeast will stand in our way.  Put away your anime love pillows for an evening and come join us for a spectacular celebration of nerd culture throughout the Northeast quadrant!  Your pillow will still be there when you get home, don't worry.”


- 5/18: Worcester, MA at The Palladium
- 5/20: West Chester, PA at The Note
- 5/22: Montreal, QUE at Katacombs
- 5/23: Toronto, ONT at The Hoxton
- 5/24: Buffalo, NY at Mohawk Place
- 5/25: Pittsburgh, PA at Altar Bar
- 5/26: Howell, MI at Bledfest 2012
- 5/27: Cleveland, OH at Beachland Ballroom

The band released 'Saturday Morning Apocalypse' last year to much critical praise, "Saturday Morning Apocalypse proves that fast paced metal guitar solos and riffs can be injected into cartoon theme songs and be extremely fun to listen to," says cosmosgaming.com.

The record features 11 tracks of mind pounding metal renditions of popular Saturday morning cartoons we all remember.

1. X-men
2. Gotta Catch Em All (Pokémon)
3. The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest
4. This Is Halloween (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
5. Batman
6. Transformers
7. Inspector Gadget
8. Heffalumps and Woozles (Winnie the Pooh)
9. The Simpsons (feat. Tony Kakko)
10. The Flintstones
11. Gotta Catch Em All (Pokémon; feat. Tony Kakko)

Powerglove is:

- Nick Avila
- Alex Berkson
- Chris Marchiel
- Bassil Silver

Related links:
Powerglove's Official Site
EOne Music

Cam Pipes From Of 3 Inches Of Blood Talks About NEW Album 'Long Live Heavy Metal' At Metalliance!

The wait is over! Canadian Metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD released their NEW studio album 'Long Live Heavy Metal', last week via Century Media Records. 'Long Live Heavy Metal' is the the fifth musical chapter from a band that is considered one of the best Canadian Metal exports when it comes to Heavy Music.

Recently, we had the chance to chat with 3IOB's singer Cam Pipes at the "Metalliance Tour" in New York City. During the  conversation, he discussed the production process behind the bands NEW  album 'Long Live Heavy Metal', having Byron Stroud (ex-FEAR FACTORY, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) as a permanent member of the band, the bands touring plans for 2012, and the "Metalliance Tour".  Watch it, share it, and go see 3 Inches Of Blood live!

Metalliance Tour, featuring Dying Fetus, DevilDriver, The Faceless, Job For A Cowboy, 3 Inches Of Blood, Impending Doom, and Wretched (Remaining tour dates).

- 4/05: Oakland, CA @ The Pound- 4/06: Hollywood, CA @ The Music Box
- 4/07: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
- 4/09: Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
- 4/10: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
- 4/11: Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
- 4/13: Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
- 4/15: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
- 4/16: Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
- 4/19: Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
- 4/20: Austin, TX @ Emo's East
- 4/21: Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

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

Related links:
Metalliance Tour
3 Inches Of Blood on MySpace

"The Father Of Loud" Jim Marshall (Founder Of MARSHALL Amps) Dies At The Age Of 88 - Rock In Peace!

Jim Marshall
Today is a sad day in Heavy Music, "The Father Of Loud", Jim Marshall died yesterday (April 5) in London, England at the age of 88. The inventor of the groundbreaking Marshall Amplifier, had cancer and endured a series of strokes, including several that were severe, his son, Terry Marshall said.

“My wife and I were with him when he passed away,” said Terry. “He got cancer toward the end of last year, and had surgery for that, and it came back. He was in a terrible state the last five or six weeks. He’s in a much better place now.”

Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash commented; "The news of Jim Marshall passing is deeply saddening. R & R will never be the same without him. But, his amps will live on FOREVER!"

Known as "The Father of Loud" or "The Lord of Loud", Jim Marshall was an English businessman, and pioneer of guitar amplification. His company, Marshall Amplification, is used by some of the biggest names in rock, producing amplifiers with an iconic status. Marshall received an OBE honour for "services to the music industry and to charity". Marshall has been listed as one of the four forefathers of Rock music equipment along with Leo Fender, Les Paul and Seth Lover.

Jim, thank you for changing music forever and may your soul Rock In Peace! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jim's family, friends, and everyone at Marshall Amps!

Related links:
Marshall Amplification


Kill Devil Hill and Adrenaline Mob are heading out on the road together for what will be a memorable night of Hard Rock music. The run, which will be comprised of current and former members of Black Sabbath, Pantera, Dream Theater, Symphony X and Disturbed, kicks off on May 10th in Cleveland. The tour will make stops in Dallas, Chicago and Orlando before wrapping up in Charlotte, NC on May 22. The shows will feature Kill Devil Hill followed by Adrenaline Mob and then end in all out jam between the two groups. Special VIP Packages, including exclusive items and meet and greets will be available for each band.

Please check with the band's respective websites for details. Adrenaline Mob is the powerhouse vocals of Russell Allen (Symphony X), the shredding guitar attack of Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp), the rhythmic bass playing of John Moyer (Disturbed) and the drumming virtuosity of Mike Portnoy (Ex Dream Theater/Avenged Sevenfold). Kill Devil Hill is comprised of famed bassist Rex Brown, (Pantera, Down) drum monster Vinny Appice (former drummer with Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven And Hell), guitar virtuoso Mark Zavon and vocalist Dewey Bragg.

Kill Devil Hill are gearing up to release their self-titled debut album on May 22nd via SPV/Steamhammer. In 2009 Vinny had found the perfect guitarist in Zavon, who was also looking to start a NEW band. Zavon played a demo he had recorded with vocalist Dewey Bragg, and Vinny was floored. With the three members in place Vinny asked his long time friend Rex Brown to play bass on a demo track called "War Machine". Rex immediately agreed and the final puzzle piece was in place for the formation of Kill Devil Hill.

Adrenaline Mob will be touring in support of their Elm City Records debut 'Omertá'. The record debuted Top 5 on the Billboard Rock Album chart when it was released on March 13. The band reached #5 on the chart and also was #62 on the Billboard Top 200 selling over 6600 copies its first week. The album has been getting amazing reviews with Revolver declaring "If you dig hard-hitting modern Metal, then Adrenaline Mob's 11-track debut offers some monstrous moments." Adrenaline Mob formed in 2011 when Sonic Stomp founder Orlando, who had been working on a collection of songs, approached Symphony X vocalist Allen with a concept and idea for the band. Together they joined forces and refined those ideas. Allen then reached out to long-time friend and ex Dream Theater/Avenged Sevenfold drummer Portnoy to see if he had any interest in playing with them. Portnoy jumped on-board and from the very first note, the chemistry and sound was apparent. In late 2011, Portnoy recruited Disturbed's Moyer to fill the vacant bass slot and the beast that is known as Adrenaline Mob was born.


- May 10: Cleveland, OH at House Of Blues
- May 11: Flint, MI at The Machine Show
- May 13: Chicago, IL at House Of Blues
- May 15: Dallas, TX at Trees
- May 16: San Antonio, TX at Backstage Live
- May 19: Fort Lauderdale, FL at Revolution
- May 21: Orlando, FL at House Of Blues
- May 22: Charlotte, NC at Amos' Southend

Related links:
Official Site Of Adrenaline Mob
Official Site Of Kill Devil Hill

The 2012 MAYHEM FEST 72 Hour “Get Off Your Ass” Ticket Pre-Sale Starts Tomorrow – VIP Packages Also Available Tomorrow!

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, the world’s largest touring Heavy Music festival experience, kicks off the 72 hour “Get Off Your Ass” ticket pre-sale tomorrow at 10 AM local time! A limited amount of tickets are available with a $5 discount during the 72 hour ‘Get Off Your Ass” pre-sale (this includes pit, reserved, and lawn tickets). Should the allotment of pre-sale tickets sell out, don’t worry; you will still have the chance to purchase regularly priced tickets. The pre-sale ticket is a 3D commemorative ticket that also doubles as a jump the line pass that permits early entrance to the venue (while supplies last). Please note that there is a maximum limit of six (6) tickets per order. Please also note that this offer does not apply to Boise, Bonner Springs and Oklahoma City tour stop tickets. Boise tour stop tickets are available now.

Additionally, this year VIP packages will be made available for the first time as part of the pre-sale, so get yours tomorrow before they are all gone! There will be two packages available: A Reserved Seat package and a General Admission package. Details of what is included in each package can be found here. A special collector’s item NEW for 2012 is this specially designed, limited edition Mayhem mini statue (with custom box).

THE Lineup:

- Slipknot
- Slayer
- Motörhead
- Anthrax
- As I Lay Dying
- Asking Alexandria
- The Devil Wears Prada
- Whitechapel
- High On Fire
- Jagermeister Opener

and many more!

Also recently announced: Sumerian Records is joining the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL! Headbang For The Highway will be presenting the Sumerian Records Stage at the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL this year. Sumerian Records, who are known for some of the most cutting-edge bands in heavy music today, will be bringing UPON A BURNING BODY, I THE BREATHER and Headbang For The Highway “Battle of the Bands” winners along for the ride. DIRTFEDD will also be performing on the festival. The fun doesn’t end there, as Headbang For The Highway will be holding contests all over the U.S. for unsigned bands to win opening spots on the Sumerian Records Stage at the festival. Stay tuned to Facebook.com/sumerianrecords for more info coming soon on the line-up and how you can enter your band!


6/30 – San Bernardino, CA
7/1 – San Francisco, CA
7/3 – Seattle, WA
7/6 – Phoenix, AZ
7/7 – Albuquerque, NM
7/8 – Denver, CO
7/10 – Dallas, TX
7/11 – Houston, TX
7/13 – Tampa, FL
7/14 – Atlanta, GA
7/15 – Indianapolis, IN
7/18 – Oklahoma City, OK
7/20 – St. Louis, MO
7/21 – Chicago, IL
7/22 – Detroit, MI
7/24 – Cincinnati, OH
7/25 – Cleveland, OH
7/27 – Philadelphia, PA
7/28 – Pittsburgh, PA
7/29 – Washington, DC
7/31 – Saratoga, NY
8/1 – Buffalo, NY
8/3 – Boston, MA
8/4 – Scranton, PA
8/5 – Hartford, CT

Tune in to Rockstar Mayhemfest.com and Livenation.com for up-to-date ticketing information.

DEFTONES To Release NEW Album In _________

 DEFTONES heads, we have very exciting news for you all! Recently, Chino Moreno spoke with Vorterix Rock 103.1 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and he told them that the DEFTONES have completed pre-production for their seventh studio album. The band will be entering the studio within the next few days.

"We start recording next week," said Chino. "Right before I came last week, we finished all the writing, so next week, when I get back, we start recording and we should have a record that comes out early fall… October. Maybe September."

The as of yet entitled NEW DEFTONES album will the follow up to the critically acclaimed 'Diamond Eyes', released on May 4, 2010. 'Diamond Eyes' sold 62,000 copies in the US in its first week and debuted at the Number 6 position on The Billboard 200 chart. 'Diamond Eyes' was the deftones first album, since their bassist Chi Cheng had a horrific car accident on November 4, 2008. The accident left him in a comatose state. Sergio Vega recorded 'Diamond Eyes', toured with the band, and plans to do so again on the bands seventh studio album.

Stay tuned for more updates on the DEFTONES!

Related links:
Deftones on iTunes
Deftones Official Site
Deftones on MySpace
Follow Deftones on Twitter
One Love For Chi

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

SLAYERheads! Are You Ready To Reign In Wine?

SLAYER alcoholicos! Thrash Metal legends SLAYER have released their own Sweden-exclusive red wine. Appropriately baptized "Reign In Blood", this wine is the ultimate celebratory drink when cranking the band's classic album (arguable the most influential Heavy Music album in history), which came out in 1986.

That's right, SLAYER will be joining MOTÖRHEAD, AC/DC and KISS in the line of alcoholic products offered to the headbangers of the world! Just remember: ENJOY RESPONSIBLY! 
The wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon from California, is as uncompromising and tough as the band. After a couple of Seasons in the Abyss, the wine has an undisputed attitude and a soft nose of dark berry fruits with oak and spicy nuances. Good mouth feel with hints of fresh fruit and juicy, smooth tannins. Well structured and rounded with subtle notes of oak, showing true Divine Intervention. Enjoy it while headbanging, riffing or with food, friends and great music. Reign in Wine!

- Name: SLAYER "Reign In Blood" Red Cabernet Sauvignon
- Item No.: 74527-09
- Year: 2010
- Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
- Origin: California, USA
- Quantity: 6 bottles (cardboard)
- Price: 714 SEK (approximately $107) per cardboard box (6 bottles)

As previously reported, SLAYER will be co-headlining the 2012 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL:

6/30 – San Bernardino, CA
7/1 – San Francisco, CA
7/3 – Seattle, WA
7/6 – Phoenix, AZ
7/7 – Albuquerque, NM
7/8 – Denver, CO
7/10 – Dallas, TX
7/11 – Houston, TX
7/13 – Tampa, FL
7/14 – Atlanta, GA
7/15 – Indianapolis, IN
7/18 – Oklahoma City, OK
7/20 – St. Louis, MO
7/21 – Chicago, IL
7/22 – Detroit, MI
7/24 – Cincinnati, OH
7/25 – Cleveland, OH
7/27 – Philadelphia, PA
7/28 – Pittsburgh, PA
7/29 – Washington, DC
7/31 – Saratoga, NY
8/1 – Buffalo, NY
8/3 – Boston, MA
8/4 – Scranton, PA
8/5 – Hartford, CT

Stay tuned for more Slayer news!

Related links:
Slayer's Official Site

ORIGIN Is Offering Fans A Chance To Be On The Bands Guest List On The "Occupation Domination" Tour - Details Available!

Genre defining technical Death Metal giants, ORIGIN, will tour the United States this April/May on an epic headlining run that will bring together some of today’s best brutal bands. Groups like spastic-vegetarian-gore-grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION, psychedelically influenced tech-deathsters DECREPIT BIRTH, groove laden Death-Gore mongers ABORTED, and underground buzz band sensations RINGS OF SATURN and BATTLECROSS.

Don’t have tickets to see ORIGIN on their upcoming U.S. tour yet?! Well, ORIGIN + Nuclear Blast USA will be giving away limited number of guest list spots (not a backstage pass, only entry into the concert) to some lucky fans for the U.S. tour!


1) Save the tour flyer above and set it as your Facebook display picture throughout the entire month of April!

2) Post a comment to this very note with the words: "I want to see ORIGIN on SHOW DATE at VENUE NAME in CITY + STATE "!

(This is how we'll keep track of the people who have set the tour flyer as their display picture)

 3) Lastly, please send an e-mail to  contest@nuclearblastusa.com with the following information:




Full Name:
Phone Number:
E-mail Address:
Facebook URL:
Date of Show You Want To Attend:

ORIGIN will be randomly selecting fans and contacting them directly to alert them that they're one of the lucky winners! LIKE Origin on Facebook To Enter The Contest!


04/20/12  Sonar – Baltimore, MD
04/21/12  Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
04/22/12  Championship Bar (at Backstage) – Trenton, NJ
04/23/12  Railroad Tavern – Keene, NH
04/24/12  Club Europa – Brooklyn, NY
04/26/12  Brass Rail – Peoria, IL
04/27/12  Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
04/28/12  Camelot Arena – Portage, IN
04/29/12  Fubar – St. Louis, MO
05/02/12  El Rey Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
05/04/12  Ruby Room – San Diego, CA
05/05/12  The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
05/06/12  The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
05/07/12  Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
05/08/12  DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
05/09/12  Plea For Peace Center – Stockton, CA
05/10/12  The Alley – Sparks, NV
05/11/12  Branx – Portland, OR
05/12/12  Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
05/13/12  The Venue – Boise, ID
05/16/12  The Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
05/18/12  The Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS

Related links:
LIKE Origin on Facebook To Enter The Contest!
ORIGIN on MySpace
Follow ORIGIN on Twitter

SLASH Releases Eighth And Ninth 'Apocalyptic Love' Studio Webisodes!

On his latest musical creation 'Apocalyptic Love', Slash — along with and his bandmates Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass) — teamed up with producer Eric Valentine, who also produced the Slash's debut solo album. All the songs were written together by Slash and Kennedy, and cameras have been rolling throughout the entire making of the album. Check out some exclusive behind-the-scenes videos right now.

'Apocalyptic Love', the NEW Slash album is set to be released on May 22nd via Slash's own label Dik Hayd International distributed through EMI and it will be the followup to his 2010 debut album, "Slash", and his November 2011 first-ever live solo album, the two-CD/DVD set "Made In Stoke 24/7/11". 

SLASH's North American Tour:

- Mar 23: The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, Canada
- Apr 11: Club Nokia - Revolver Golden Gods Award Show in Los Angeles, CA
- May 03: Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD
- May 05: Rockingham Speedway - Carolina Rebellion in Rockingham, NC
- May 07: Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL Tickets
- May 10: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, MS
- May 13: Central Iowa Expo - LazerFest Boone, IA
- May 14: The Brick in Minneapolis, MN
- May 16: Orpheum Theater in Madison, WI
- May 17: Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, MI
- May 19: Columbus Crew Stadium - Rock on the Range in Columbus, OH
- May 20: Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ
- May 25: Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK
- May 26: Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque, NM
- Jun 08: Donington Park - Download Festival in England, United Kingdom
- Jun 11: Hockey Park in Monchengladbach, Germany
- Jun 12: Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany
- Jun 20: Stechert Arena in Bamberg, Germany
- Jun 23: Arena Fiera Milano - GODS OF METAL in Milan, Italy

Related links:
Slash's Official Site

The 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards Live on Xbox LIVE - Details Available!

For the first time ever,  America’s only Hard Rock awards show will be streamed live. The fourth annual REVOLVER Golden Gods Awards show will take place Wednesday, April 11, at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. The Black Carpet starts at 6 P.M. Pacific / 9 P.M. Eastern and the awards show kicks off at 8 P.M. PST / 11 P.M. EST. All Xbox LIVE members have a front-row ticket to the show. Watch it all streaming live in its entirety over Xbox LIVE!

Watch it live on Xbox LIVE on your Xbox 360 or on the Xbox Facebook page. The show will rerun for 24 hours, so don’t miss it!

Click to Join XBOX Live!

Also on April 11, The GRAMMY Museum, next door to Club Nokia, will open its new exhibit Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal. Mounted in coordination with Revolver, the exhibit will feature never-before-displayed artifacts including instruments, stage props, handwritten lyrics, clothing and costumes, alongside original album artwork, posters and live-performance and interview footage. The exhibit will also feature a variety of interactive displays. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Revolver to tell the story of metal,” states GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, “and offer fans the opportunity to engage with their favorite artists in such a personal way.”

Related links:
Click to Join XBOX Live!
Click here to cast your votes for the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards
Click here to purchase your tickets on Ticketmaster.com

Saint Vitus Premiere Music Video For “Let Them Fall”

As previously reported, Doom-Metallers Saint Vitus are releasing their first since 1995, 'Lillie: F-65', on April 27. What can fans expect? Well, right now you can get a taste by watching the premiere of their video for the song “Let Them Fall,” which was directed by Michael Panduro for Siegfried Productions in conjunction with Scion A/V.

“Making this album was really a blast", added guitarist Dave Chandler. "Being able to live in an environment where all we had to concentrate on was the new material, became very inspiring. And along with our new drummer, Henry Vasquez, and label, Season Of Mist, this record has given us a new opportunity to show everyone that we still have more to shove in your face.”

Saint Vitus is:

- Dave Chandler: lead guitar
- Mark Adams: bass
- Scott "Wino" Weinrich – lead vocals
- Henry Vasquez – drums, percussion

Related links:
Saint Vitus on MySpace

Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal Debuts Next Week At The GRAMMY Museum®!


The GRAMMY Museum® in cooperation with Revolver Magazine, will debut a major new exhibition, Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal, opening on April 11, 2012.  Through rare artifacts from iconic Metal bands and interactive experiences, the exhibit will teach visitors about the origins of Heavy Metal, its many sub-genres, the bands that made Heavy Metal famous and offer a look into the controversy that has surrounded the genre for the past four decades.

Launching on the same day as the REVOLVER Golden Gods Award Show taking place next door at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE, this will be the first major museum exhibition to explore Heavy Metal in America, and the genre’s impact across the globe.  Visitors will enjoy a wide-array of items, including:

\m/ Handwritten lyrics and sketches from Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister;
\m/ Several wardrobe pieces, from acts like Black Sabbath and Gwar;
\m/ Stage props from bands such as Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Slayer and more;
\m/ An interactive “scream booth,” designed to introduce Metal vocal technique;
\m/  Several famous guitars including Chuck Schuldiner’s (DEATH) B.C. Rich Stealth;
\m/ Concert posters,  tour books and fan memorabilia


- Bob Santelli, Executive Director, The GRAMMY Museum
- Ali Stuebner, Registrar, The GRAMMY Museum
- Kait Stuebner, Co-curator, Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal
- Andie Cox, Co-curator, Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal


Exhibit runs April 11, 2012 to February, 2013


The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite A245
Los Angeles, CA 90015

(Near the corner of Figueroa Street and Olympic Boulevard, one block from STAPLES Center)

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MARILYN MANSON Premieres NEW Video For "No Reflection"!

The "antichrist superstar", MARILYN MANSON, is ready to once again infect the world with yet another NEW album. Entitled 'Born Villain, Manson's next musical conquest is set to be released on May 1 (one day earlier internationally) via Cooking Vinyl and Manson's own label Hell, Etc. 'Born Villain' is Manson's ninth studio album!

Today, MANSON is premiering a NEW video for his song called "No Reflection":

Here is the track-listing for 'Born Villain':

01. Hey Cruel World…
02. No Reflection
03. Pistol Whipped
04. Overneath The Path Of Misery
05. Slo Mo Tion
06. The Gardener
07. The Flowers Of Evil
08. Children Of Cain
09. Disengaged
10. Lay Down Your Goddamn Arms
11. Murders Are Getting Prettier Every Day
12. Born Villain
13. Breaking The Same Old Ground

Related links:
Marilyn Manson

‘Metalocalypse’ Co-Creator BRENDON SMALL & GuitarSquid.com Unveil NEW Song!

Today, Premier Guitar’s GuitarSquid.com and BRENDON SMALL are releasing the second brand NEW track from the METALOCALYPSE co-creator’s NEW side project, BRENDON SMALL’s GALAKTIKON. This track, entitled "Dangertits", is the only instrumental track on the album and features rapid soloing, pummelling drums, and soaring melodies— an impressive sound that insatiable fans have come to identify with BRENDON SMALL. Log on to GuitarSquid.com now to stream the track and read an exclusive interview with Brendon.

The release date for BRENDON SMALL’s GALAKTIKON is finally revealed! The NEW album will be released on April 24th, 2012, but don’t fret about these few long weeks—you can pre-order your copy starting next week! More details on the official pre-order will be announced on Monday, April 9th.

BRENDON SMALL and Revolver Magazine are pleased to share that Brendon will again be in attendance as a presenter at the fourth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards (presented by Epiphone) at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA on April 11th, 2012. Along with Heavy Metal greats Scott Ian, Vinnie Paul, Robb Flynn and Corey Taylor, Brendon carries the distinct honor of being a fourth-year presenter at the award show.

BRENDON SMALL's GALAKTIKON: "A High Stakes Intergalactic Extreme Rock album", will be released on April 24th, 2012, slated to coincide with the Season 4 premiere of METALOCALYPSE on Sunday, April 29 at 12:15am (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. Brendon Small is responsible for writing and performing all of the music on METALOCALYPSE, as well as the Billboard chart-topping albums DETHKLOK: THE DETHALBUM and DETHALBUM II, released by Williams Street Records. The latter album is now known as the fastest-selling death metal album to date.

Related links:
Official Site of Brendon Small
Galaktikon on Facebook
Brendon Small on Twitter

SOUNDGARDEN Release NEW Song "Live To Rise"; First Song In 15 Years!

Today is a historic day in Heavy Music! Why? Well, you can listen to SOUNDGARDEN's first song in 15 years at the link below. Entitled "Live To Rise", the NEW SOUNDGARDEN song will be featured in the end credits of the movie "Marvel's The Avengers". The song is included on "Avengers Assemble", a 14-track compilation of music from and inspired by the film. "Avengers Assemble" will be released on May 1.

"We've been hard at work on our NEW album, which will come out this fall. When the opportunity arose to write an original song for 'Marvel's The Avengers' film came our way, we thought it could be a cool match. We are excited to release our NEW song 'Live To Rise', which is also the only NEW song in the film."

Click here to listen to SOUNDGARDEN's NEW Song "Live To Rise"

"Avengers Assemble" track listing:

01. Live To Rise - SOUNDGARDEN
02. I'm Alive - SHINEDOWN
03. Dirt And Roses - RISE AGAINST
04. Even If I Could - PAPA ROACH
05. Unbroken - BLACK VEIL BRIDES
06. Breath - SCOTT WEILAND
07. Comeback - REDLIGHT KING
08. Into The Blue - BUSH
09. A New Way To Bleed (Photek Remix)" - EVANESCENCE
10. Count Me Out - PUSHERJONES
11. Shoot To Thrill - THEORY OF A DEADMAN
12. Wherever I Go - BUCKCHERRY
13. From Out Of Nowhere - FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
14. Shake The Ground - CHERRI BOMB

Additional track on the international release:

15. Pistols At Dawn - KASABIAN

Soungarden's Official Site

IMPENDING DOOM's David Sittig Talks About NEW Album 'Baptized In Filth' At Metalliance!

IMPENDING DOOM released their brand NEW full length album entitled 'Baptized in Filth' on March 13th via EOne Music. Produced by Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder) and Machine, this is the bands fourth full length and most ferocious effort to date.

 Recently, we had the chance to chat with IMPENDING DOOM's bassist David Sittig at the "Metalliance Tour" in New York City. During the conversation, he discussed the production process behind the bands NEW album 'Baptized In Filth', the bands plans for 2012, and the "Metalliance Tour". Watch it, share it, and go see IMPENDING DOOM live!

Metalliance Tour, featuring Dying Fetus, DevilDriver, The Faceless, Job For A Cowboy, 3 Inches Of Blood, Impending Doom, and Wretched (Remaining tour dates).

- 4/05: Oakland, CA @ The Pound
- 4/06: Hollywood, CA @ The Music Box
- 4/07: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
- 4/09: Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
- 4/10: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
- 4/11: Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
- 4/13: Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
- 4/15: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
- 4/16: Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
- 4/19: Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
- 4/20: Austin, TX @ Emo's East
- 4/21: Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

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

Related links:
Impending Doom on Facebook
Impending Doom on Twitter
Metalliance Tour

THE CULT Confirms North American Tour - Full Schedule Available!

Venerable Rock band The Cult will hit the pavement hard this summer with the first leg of its 2012 North American tour.  The 20-date trek is set to kick off on Friday, May 25 in San Diego, CA bringing the band's incendiary Rock energy to major and secondary markets across the continent.  In addition, the tour will include headline dates at the Great Canadian Beaverfest in Windsor, ON, and at Buffalo, NY's Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf Concert Series (see itinerary below).  For most of the dates, The Cult will be supported by Against Me! and The Icarus Line. Ticket on-sales begin later this week, see the link below.

"This is going to be a very intense, high-energy tour," said The Cult's vocalist, Ian Astbury.  "We are really looking forward to the time we spend on stage connected to our music and our audience.  That's our purpose."

The Cult - Astbury, Billy Duffy, called one of the post-Punk era's greatest guitarists, Chris Wyse on bass, drummer John Tempesta, and touring member Mike Dimkich on rhythm guitar - is touring in support of 'Choice of Weapon', the band's first NEW studio album in five years, due out May 22 (Cooking Vinyl). Featuring The Cult's signature sounds of Astbury's vocals and Duffy's guitar, the album was produced by Chris Goss (Queens of the Stone Age, U.N.K.L.E. Masters of Reality) and Bob Rock (Metallica, Bush, The Cult's Sonic Temple), recorded in New York City, Los Angeles, the California high desert and the band's Witch Mountain studio between July and December 2011, and written by Astbury and Duffy.

"When we were writing and recording 'Choice of Weapon,'" explained Astbury, "we had no agenda, there was no particular destination, no place to be, and no chart position to aim for.  We took our time, we went in, we grabbed the jewels, and stayed focused on keeping everything as fresh and as raw as possible.  The new songs are a sharpened and heightened extension of everything we have ever done."

On these North American dates, The Cult will play many of their classics as well as introduce fans to some of their new songs, including "Lucifer" - not a song about the devil, but a reference to the morning star, the idea of a journey through darkness and decadence to find the road to wisdom - "Honey From a Knife" - based on the Buddhist teaching about the seductiveness of addiction - and "For The Animals," the first official single from Choice of Weapon.  "For The Animals" asserts the rising tensions, the rage and hostility of the growing group of disenfranchised youth in our society.

"Again, we find ourselves with our backs against the wall," Astbury continued, "and we like that, we like being outside the perimeter.  We're the long shot, so place your bet on us."

Confirmed dates for The Cult's 2012 North American tour are as follows:


25        San Diego, CA - Humphreys By the Bay
26        Las Vegas, NV - M Resort
27        San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
30        Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre


 1         Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
 2         Windsor, ON - Great Canadian Beaverfest, Riverfront Festival Plaza
 3         Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE - Indoor Stage
 5         Boston, MA - House of Blues
 7         Buffalo, NY - Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf
 8         New York, NY - Terminal 5
 9         Hampton Beach, NH - Ballroom
10        Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
12        Washington, D.C.  - The Fillmore
13        Norfolk, VA - The Norva
15        Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
16        Orlando, FL - House of Blues
17        Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
19        Houston, TX - House of Blues
20        Dallas, TX - House of Blues
22        Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre

Related links:
The Cult's Official Site (Ticket information available)
The Cult on Facebook

GOJIRA Announce NEW Album Title & Release Date!

French Metal act Gojira, easily one of the most buzzed about and beloved extreme bands of the past five years, have revealed 'L'Enfant Sauvage' as the title of their Roadrunner Records debut. The title translates to "The Wild Child." The album, which features 11 tracks of mind-bending, thunderous Metal, is scheduled to land at retail on June 26.

"When you become a musician, you don't have a boss telling you what to do so you have to be very responsible," singer/guitarist/songwriter Joe Duplantier said, shedding a little light on the title and its meaning. "With freedom comes responsibility, so I'm asking myself, 'What is freedom? What does it mean to me?' L'Enfant Sauvage reflects on that. There's no answer though. There's just life and questions."

A special collector's package of 'L'Enfant Sauvage' will feature two bonus tracks and a double-colored vinyl version of the record, along with an exclusive t-shirt. Pre-orders will launch here shortly.

The track listing for L'Enfant Sauvage is as follows:

1. Explosia
2. L’Enfant Sauvage
3. The Axe
4. Liquid Fire
5. The Wild Healer
6. Planned Obsolescence
7. Mouth Of Kala
8. The Gift Of Guilt
9. Pain Is A Master
10. Born In Winter
11. The Fall

Related links:
Gojira's Website
Roadrunner Records