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Saturday, May 5, 2012

CATTLE DECAPITATION's Album Stream For 'Monolith Of Inhumanity' - Listen Now!

Right now, the veggie-gorging progressive grind masters CATTLE DECAPITATION are streaming their NEW album 'Monolith Of Inhumanity'. Set for a North American release on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 via Metal Blade Records, the 11-track long player is an achievement that stands out as one of the most volatile, ambitious, and impossible-to-pigeonhole records of 2012.

Produced by Dave Otero of Denver's Flatline Audio, Monolith Of Inhumanity sees the band investigating inventive NEW techniques in songwriting without abandoning their signature formula of confrontational audio wreckage. Conceptually, the record revolves around a potent distaste for contemporary civilization and the damage wrought in the name of progress. In addition, 'Monolith Of Inhumanity' features a host of guests including Mike Majewski of Devourment (guest vocals on "Projectile Ovulation"), Lenard Leal of Cephalic Carnage (backing vocals by on "A Living, Breathing Piece of Defecating Meat"), The Cephalic Carnage Community Men's Choir, consisting of all current Cephalic members and alumni Jawsh Mullen and Zac Joe (gang choir vocals on "The Carbon Stampede"), and ambient and noise interludes by Los Angeles' most extreme decimator of sound, John Wiese.

Click here to listen to 'Monolith Of Inhumanity'!

In related news, CATTLE DECAPITATION is currently bringing their audio pummel to the stage on the Occupation Domination 2012 tour. The band is joined by Origin, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings Of Saturn, Battlecross and more! Check out confirmed dates below:

- 05/05: Tempe, AZ at The Clubhouse
- 05/06: Hollywood, CA at The Whisky A Go-Go
- 05/07: Fullerton, CA at Slidebar
- 05/08: San Francisco, CA at DNA Lounge
- 05/09: Stockton, CA at Plea For Peace
- 05/10: Sparks, NV at The Alley
- 05/11: Portland, OR at Branx
- 05/12: Seattle, WA at Studio Seven
- 05/13: Boise, ID at The Venue
- 05/14: Salt Lake City, UT at In The Venue
- 05/15: Denver, CO at The Summit Music Hall
- 05/16: Des Moines, IA at People's Court
- 05/17: St. Paul, MN at Station 4
- 05/18: Lawrence, KS Granada Theater

Related links:
Official Site of Cattle Decapitation
Cattle Decapitation on Facebook
Follow Cattle Decapitation on Twitter
Cattle Decapitation on Facebook

The Heavy Music Community Pays Tribute To Adam (MCA) Yauch From The BEASTIE BOYS!

As previously reported, Adam Nathaniel Yauch (A.K.A. MCA) passed away yesterday morning in New York City after fighting with cancer for almost three years. The co-founder of crossover heavyweights the BEASTIE BOYS leaves behind his wife Dechen Wangdu, and his daughter Tenzin Losel Yauch. Yauch was 47 years old. Our condolences go out to his MCA's family, friends, the BEASTIE BOYS camp, and all of his fans.

Here is what some of the members of the Heavy Music community had to say about this very sad news:

SICK OF IT ALL: "Our hearts go out to MCA's family and friends in their time of loss. We had the pleasure of doing a small tour with the BEASTIE BOYS under their hardcore name QUAZAR. They were the most down-to-earth and fun guys. Thanks for all the great times and music and all your humanitarian work you've done. Rest in peace, brother. A sad day indeed."

Perry Farrell (JANE'S ADDICTION): "Adam Yauch has passed. As sobering news as you'll ever recieve. This part of life (death) is resolute — causes one to consider their own life, and the way they're living it. Today is a grey day. It feels as if their is no escape... Adam was a guy who brought happiness and energy to so many. That is why the news of his passing is so stifling. Bon voyage, Adam."

Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES): "Sad day. MCA was fucking awesome. RIP man. We'll miss you very much."

ANTHRAX: "RIP MCA. Cancer, you're an asshole."

STYX: "Another great one has passed. RIP MCA. Truly one of the best at what he did."

Randy Blythe (LAMB OF GOD): "BEASTIE BOYS broke a lot of rules and broke a lot of ground. Bummed I never saw 'em. MCA has gone on to his final egg raid on mojo. Peace bro!"

Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH): "Rest In Peace Adam 'MCA' Yauch of the BEASTIE BOYS. My condolences to his family and friends."

Freddy Cricien (MADBALL): "RIP to a hip hop legend and my favorite beastie boy.... MCA"

LIVING COLOUR: "Cause You Can't, You Won't And You Don't Stop, MCA Come And Rock The Sure Shot - RIP Adam Yauch!"

David Draiman (DISTURBED): "Listened to the BEASTIE BOYS since I was a kid. RIP Adam (MCA) Yauch. You will be missed."

Brian Fair (SHADOWS FALL): "RIP MCA of the BEASTIE BOYS. My favorite show ever was seeing them at a small club in Boston on 'Check Your Head' tour. Thanks for the music."

Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN): "RIP MCA...you showed us how to 'fight for the right', long live the Beasties!

DEATH ANGEL's Mark Osegueda Discusses NEW Album Plans & 25 Years Of 'Ultra-Violence' Tour!

As previously reported, after a decade of being unavailable DEATH ANGEL is pleased to announce the 25th anniversary reissue of their classic debut album! The digitally remastered silver anniversary edition of 'The Ultra Violence' will be available this summer. The big question is whither the band will support this release via an "Ultra Violence Tour"?

Well, during DEATH ANGEL's recent tour stop in New York City with SEPULTURA, KRISIUN and HAVOK, we spoke with their frontman Mark Osegueda and he updated the fans on all things DEATH ANGEL. During the chat we discussed the status of the bands next studio album, what touring with the legendary SEPULTURA is like, and he told us how the band plans on celebrating the anniversary of 'The Ultra Violence'! Check out our interview with DEATH ANGEL's Mark Osegueda, right now!

DEATH ANGEL's Mark Osegueda Discusses Plans For The 25 Years Of 'Ultra-Violence'! by Horns Up Rocks

DEATH ANGEL & HAVOK (Remaining Tour Dates):

- 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**
Related links:
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Friday, May 4, 2012

STONE SOUR Parts Ways With Bassist Shawn Economaki - Twit From Corey Taylor Available!

Today, it was announced that STONE SOUR, the band featuring SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor (vocals) and Jim Root (guitar), has parted ways with bassist Shawn Economaki. Here is Corey Taylor's Tweet regarding this matter:

"As some of you might have heard but I'll confirm it: Shawn Economaki is no longer with STONE SOUR. We wish him luck in the future."

As previously reported, Economaki left STONE SOUR in April 2011 during the "Avalanche Tour" to handle some "personal issues." He was temporarily replaced by Jason Christopher, who has since joined Sebastian Bach's touring band. While his replacement hasn't been announced yet, James Root posted the picture below on his Instagram account. Is this the bands NEW bassist?

The album is expected in the Fall of 2012, two years after the band's most recent longplayer 'Audio Secrecy', which debuted at position No. 6 on the Billboard chart and No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes Rock Album chart. It scored the highest international debuts of the band’s career, including Top 5 charts in Germany, Japan and Austria, and Top 10 in the U.K. and Australia. Taylor tweeted the fall release plan, adding that the album has a title but that he "won't give it away yet."

Stay tuned for more information about STONE SOUR!

Related links:
Stone Sour's Official Site
Stone Sour on Facebook
Stone Sour on MySpace

Video Trailer For Metal Hammer's "Trespass America" Is Available Now For Your Viewing Pleasure!

TRESPASS AMERICA is a newly minted music festival set on revitalizing the Metal scene with some of the most current and credible bands in Hard Rock/Metal. A co-production with Trespass America and Metal Hammer, the biggest Metal magazine in the U.K., the tour kicks off July 13 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, and will cover 31 cities in two months between July and August across the United States. Ticket are on sale now! Visit TrespassAmerica.com for complete details.

With more to be announced, confirmed dates for the Metal Hammer Trespass America Festival are as follows:

Jul. 13 - Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
Jul. 15 - Billings, MT @ MetraPark Arena
Jul. 16 - Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Civic Center
Jul. 17 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Arena
Jul. 19 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Jul. 21 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County Expo Center
Jul. 24 - Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Amphitheater
Jul. 25 - Belton, TX @ Bell County Expo Center
Jul. 27 - San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
Jul. 28 - Beaumont, TX @ Ford Pavilion
Jul. 30 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 03 - Battle Creek, MI @ Kellogg Arena
Aug. 07 - Syracuse, NY @ SRC Arena
Aug. 08 - Glens Falls, NY @ Glens Falls Civic Center
Aug. 10 - Scarborough, ME @ Scarborough Downs
Aug. 14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Aug. 15 - Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
Aug. 17 - Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
Aug. 18 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Aug. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Penn's Landing
Aug. 22 - Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum
Aug. 25 - Rio Rancho, NM @ Santa Ana Star Center
Aug. 26 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
Aug. 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

Stay tuned for more information! \m/

Related links:
Official Site of Five Finger Death Punch
Official Site of Killswitch Engage
Official Site of Trivium
Official Site of Pop Evil
Official Site Of Emmure
Official Site of God Forbid
Official Site of Battlecross

METAL BLADE RECORDS Announce 30th Anniversary Prize Package - Click To Enter!

METAL BLADE RECORDS is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. In celebration of their third decade as Heavy Music visionaries, the label is holding the ultimate switchblade contest. Here are the contents for the METAL BLADE prize package for May 2012:

- Metal Blade Records 30th Anniversary Collector's Pint Glass
- Cannibal Corpse 'Torture' Limited Edition Figurine
- Cannibal Corpse 'Torture' CD
- The Black Dahlia Murder 'Ritual' Vinyl LP
- Allegaeon 'Formshifter' CD
- Goatwhore 'Blood For The Master' CD
- Arch/Matheos 'Sympathetic Resonance' CD
- Six Feet Under 'Undead' CD
- Job For A Cowboy 'Demonocracy' CD
- OSI 'Fire Make Thunder' CD

Click To ENTER Prize Package DrawingClick To Read The New METAL Blade Company History With Quotes from Lars Ulrich, Kerry King, GWAR & More

Related links:
Official Site Of Metal Blade Records
Metal Blade TV
Metal Blade Records On Facebook
Follow Metal Blade Records On Twitter

OFFICIAL Statement From The BEASTIE BOYS Camp Regarding The Passing Of Adam (MCA) Yauch!

Adam Yauch • 1964-2012

It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam "MCA" Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Yauch taught himself to play bass in high school, forming a band for his 17th birthday party that would later become known the world over as Beastie Boys.

With fellow members Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Adrock" Horovitz, Beastie Boys would go on to sell over 40 million records, release four #1 albums–including the first hip hop album ever to top the Billboard 200, the band's 1986 debut full length, Licensed To Ill–win three Grammys, and the MTV Video Vanguard Lifetime Achievement award. Last month Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with Diamond and Horovitz reading an acceptance speech on behalf of Yauch, who was unable to attend.

In addition to his hand in creating such historic Beastie Boys albums as 'Paul's Boutique', 'Check Your Head', 'Ill Communication', 'Hello Nasty' and more, Yauch was a founder of the Milarepa Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and activism regarding the injustices perpetrated on native Tibetans by Chinese occupational government and military forces. In 1996, Milarepa produced the first Tibetan Freedom Concert in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, which was attended by 100,000 people, making it the biggest benefit concert on U.S. soil since 1985's Live Aid. The Tibetan Freedom Concert series would continue to stage some of the most significant benefit shows in the world for nearly a decade following in New York City, Washington DC, Tokyo, Sydney, Amsterdam, Taipei and other cities.

In the wake of September 11, 2001, Milarepa organized New Yorkers Against Violence, a benefit headlined by Beastie Boys at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, with net proceeds disbursed to the New York Women's Foundation Disaster Relief Fund and the New York Association for New Americans (NYANA) September 11th Fund for New Americans–each chosen for their efforts on behalf of 9/11 victims least likely to receive help from other sources.

Under the alias of Nathanial Hörnblowér, Yauch directed iconic Beastie Boys videos including "So Whatcha Want," "Intergalactic," "Body Movin" and "Ch-Check It Out." Under his own name, Yauch directed last year's Fight For Your Right Revisited, an extended video for "Make Some Noise" from Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, starring Elijah Wood, Danny McBride and Seth Rogen as the 1986 Beastie Boys, making their way through a half hour of cameo-studded misadventures before squaring off against Jack Black, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as Beastie Boys of the future.

Yauch's passion and talent for filmmaking led to his founding of Oscilloscope Laboratories, which in 2008 released his directorial film debut, the basketball documentary Gunnin' For That #1 Spot and has since become a major force in independent video distribution, amassing a catalogue of such acclaimed titles as Kelly Reichardt's Wendy and Lucy, Oren Moverman's The Messenger, Banksy's Exit Through The Gift Shop, Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze's Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait Of Maurice Sendak, and many more.

Yauch is survived by his wife Dechen and his daughter Tenzin Losel, as well as his parents Frances and Noel Yauch.

DYING FETUS Release Second In Studio Video Of The Vocal & Bass Tracking Process For 'Reign Supreme'!

DYING FETUS have posted the second video in a series of in-studio videos taken during the recording sessions of their NEW album 'Reign Supreme', which is scheduled for a June 19th release via Relapse Records. The second installment covers laying down some of the vocal tracks as well as bass parts. 
The band has released a full album teaser for 'Reign Supreme'. 'Reign Supreme' features nine tracks and is a "return to roots" with production focused slightly more on slam than in the band's last few works.  Thematically, the album is set to be a good old-fashioned piece of social and political commentary in the style of DYING FETUS as we have come to know. View the album teaser HERE.
Check out an exclusive lyric video for the first new song from Reign Supreme entitled "Subjected to a Beating" HERE.
Reign Supreme can be pre-ordered HERE.
DYING FETUS will be on tour all summer long including an appearance at Maryland Death Fest as well as the "18 Nights of Blood Tour" in North America with label mates REVOCATION and Six Feet Under. They will also be on a headlining tour of Europe which includes appearances at the "Copenhell Festival" in Copenhagen, Denmark, "Hell Fest" in Clisson, France, the "With Full Force" festival in Roitzschjora, Germany, "Sevilla Rock Festival" in Sevilla, Spain and the "Getaway Rock Fest" in Gävle, Sweden.

The first video in the series which focuses on the drum tracking process can be viewed HERE.
DYING FETUS 18 Nights Of Blood Tour 2012 with Six Feet Under and Revocation:

- 6/08/2012: The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA
- 6/09/2012: Empire in Springfield, VA
- 6/10/2012: Palladium in Worcester, MA
- 6/11/2012: Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY
- 6/12/2012: Alrosa Villa in Columbus, OH
- 6/13/2012: Reggie's in Chicago, IL
- 6/14/2012: Peabody's in Cleveland, OH
- 6/15/2012: Harpo's in Detroit, MI
- 6/16/2012: People's Court in Des Moines, IA*
- 6/18/2012: The Gothic Theater in Denver, CO*
- 6/20/2012: Studio Seven in Seattle, WA
- 6/21/2012: Hawthorne Theater in Portland, OR
- 6/23/2012: The Metro in Oakland, CA
- 6/24/2012: The Whisky in Los Angeles, CA
- 6/25/2012: TBA in Tempe, AZ
- 6/26/2012: House Of Rock in El Paso, TX
- 6/27/2012: Scout Bar in Houston, TX
- 6/29/2012: Brass Mug in Tampa, FL*

* - No Dying Fetus

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BEASTIE BOYS' Adam Yauch (MCA) Loses Cancer Battle - Rock In Peace!

This just in: the death of Adam Nathaniel Yauch (A.K.A. MCA) has been confirmed by music mogul Russel Simmons. The co-founder of crossover heavyweights the BEASTIE BOYS leaves behind his wife Dechen Wangdu, and his daughter Tenzin Losel Yauch. Yauch was 47 years old. Our condolences go out to his MCA's family, friends, the BEASTIE BOYS camp, and all of his fans.

In 2009 Yauch announced that he was being treated for a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland. In 2011, Yauch posted an update on the Beastie Boys' website telling friends and fans he was not cancer-free as reportedly, but was "staying optimistic and hoping to be cancer free in the near future."

The BEASTIE BOYS were recently inducted into the Rock N' Roll Half Of Fame, but Yauch was absent.

ROCK IN PEACE brotherman! \m/

GWAR Is Planning A Summer Of Naughty Fun - Details Available!

Fresh off the latest six-week orgy of blood, booze, and missing children that was the second half of GWAR's "Return of the World Maggot/Farewell, Flattus Maximus" North American tour, the members of rock and roll's hardest working band have returned to the vastness of their Antarctica fortress to begin work on "a shitload of projects, all destined to rule...", said lead-singer Oderus Urungus. It all adds up to a summer of debauched excess for GWAR fans.

The band capped off the latest tour in grand fashion as they stuck to the four-piece line-up that was thrust upon our plucky barbarian overlords after the tragic exodus of guitarist FLATTUS MAXIMUS' from this mudball planet to the eternity of the cosmos, which occurred in November of last year as the band was just getting rolling on their huge two-part tour of North America. The band elected to stick it out not just for the remainder of the fall tour, but retain the line-up with Balsac, the Jaws of Death, as sole guitar player. Every night the band would end the set with a special tribute to Cory Smoot, a musician whose talent was so immense that no one could ever fill his giant rubber feet, thus compelling GWAR to officially retire the character of Flattus Maximus. Faced with the daunting task of finding a new Scumdog who can match the standard of excellence the band demands, GWAR has activated certain contingency plans, and the process that will hopefully lead to a new and hellish alignment with some kind of hideous creature, one capable of slaying thousands with JUST ONE NOTE. Needless to say, auditions are not "open". GWAR is also writing material for their new album, which could be out as early as several thousand years from now. Look for updates at Oderus' twitter feed, @therealoderus...NOW!

Despite being in an intense studio phase, GWAR will appear for some very special events of supreme carnage this spring and summer. First up, GWAR will be playing at the "New York Zombie Prom", a special event put on by Abracadabra NYC , Zombies Can't Love and Zombies Worldwide for the undead of New York City, to be held at Irving Plaza on Saturday June 9th. Then GWAR travels to Montreal on June 16th to take part in the D-Tox Rock Fest, along with other heavyweights As I Lay Dying, Bad Religion and Voivod to name a few. But undoubtedly the social event for bohabs world-wide will be the third annual GWAR-B-Q, to be held in Richmond, Va., Aug. 18th, 2012.

"We are not announcing any details regarding the GWAR-B-Q until we are 110% sure they are firmly grounded in reality", said Slave Pit spokesman Dave Brockie, "but the GWAR-B-Q is definitely ON, it's gonna be on Saturday, August 18th, and GWAR will headline. It's going to be everything we hoped it would be last year and much, MUCH more. We have amazing support acts and an incredible venue that we will be announcing very soon...it's going to be the greatest GWAR-B-Q ever!"

So get ready for more music, murder, and MAYHEM from our Lords and Masters, the mighty GWAR!!!!


- 6/9: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza (Zombie Prom)
- 6/15: Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
- 6/16: Montebello, QC @ Montebello Marina (D-TOX Rockfest)
- 6/17: London, ON @ London Concert Theater

Related links:
Click here to get tickets for Zombie Prom
GWAR on YouTube
GWAR on Metal Blade TV
GWAR on Facebook
GWAR on MySpace
GWAR in Japan


PARADISE LOST's 'Tragic Idol' Earns Career BEST First Week Sales On The Charts!

Century Media Records is proud to announce that Gothic/Doom Metallers PARADISE LOST have entered the worldwide charts with their NEW album, 'Tragic Idol'! Nick Holmes (vocals) comments, "Thanks to all our fans for buying our new album. It means a lot that you are still paying for music and not just stealing it - our wives and kids also appreciate it."

Following are worldwide chart entries for 'Tragic Idol':

- North America Top New Artists/Heatseeker Charts # 32 (last album # 148)
- German Album Charts # 6 (last album # 22)
- France # 30 (last album # 45)
- UK Album Charts # 73 (last album # 122)
- UK Rock Charts # 2 (Highest New Entry!)
- Austrian Album Charts # 15 (last album # 54)
- Swiss Album Charts # 23 (last album # 52)
- Dutch Album Charts # 85 (last album # 84)
- Belgium Flemish Charts # 77 (last album # 66)
- Belgium Wallonian Charts # 78 (last album # 63)
- Danish album charts # 33 (last album # 79)
- Czech Republic # 27

'Tragic Idol' also earned PARADISE LOST their best first week sales in North America to-date! Outselling the first week of even the now classic Draconian Times, Tragic Idol has brought in 1004 total sales, and continues to stay on the minds of media and fans alike.

- PARADISE LOST Live 2012:

Tragic Idol headline tour (*support by INSOMNIUM):

16.04.2012 Cardiff, Great Hall 2, UK*
17.04.2012 Southampton, The Brook, UK*
18.04.2012 Folkestone, Quarterhouse, UK*
19.04.2012 Colchester, Arts Centre, UK*
20.04.2012 Stoke, Sugarmill, UK*
22.04.2012 York, The Duchess, UK*
23.04.2012 Glasgow, King Tuts, UK*
24.04.2012 Sheffield, Corporation, UK*
25.04.2012 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms, UK*
26.04.2012 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms, UK*
27.04.2012 Manchester, Club Academy, UK*
29.04.2012 London, Scala, UK*
30.04.2012 Norwich, Waterfront, UK*

22.06.2012 Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
01.07.2012 Rockwave, Athens, Greece
02.08.2012 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
04.08.2012 Metal Camp, Tolmin, Slovenia
10.08.2012 Brutal Assault, Josefov, Czech Republic
12.08.2012 Bloodstock Open Air, Catton Hall, UK
18.08.2012 Summerbreeze Festival, Dinkelsbühl, Germany - NEW!

Related links:
Click here to retrieve a FREE Download from Paradise Lost's NEW Album 'Tragic Idol'
Official site of Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost on MySpace
Paradise Lost on Facebook
Paradise Lost on Twitter

AUTOPSY To Decimate NYC Tonight; First Area Appearance In 19 Years!

Death Metal legends AUTOPSY will be making a rarer-than-rare (we're talking first-time-in-nineteen-years rare) New York City appearance tomorrow night at the Bell House in Brooklyn, joined by a trio of heavyweights from across the globe: seldon-seen New Jersey death command FUNEBRARUM and Denmark's crusty death upstarts UNDERGANG, with another rare appearance from NYC's own masters of downtuned filth, UNEARTHLY TRANCE.

Here are the details:

- Date: FRIDAY, 5/4 - Brooklyn, NY
- Time: 7:30pm Doors/8:30pm Show
- Location: The Bell House (TheBellHouseNY.com), 149 7th St.
- Cost: $30 adv/$32 dos
- AGES: 18 & OVER
- Tickets: Click here to purchase tickets!

Related links:
Autopsy's Official Site
Autopsy on Facebook
Autopsy on Peaceville Records
Peaceville Records

Thursday, May 3, 2012

HUNG To Kickoff East Coast 'Mini Tour' Tonight At Album Release Show/Party In Brooklyn, NY!

HUNG is proud to announce an east coast mini tour in support and celebration of their upcoming self-titled debut out May 8th 2012 courtesy of The End Records and Chris Adler from Lamb of God's label ReThink Records. The debut album features 10 punishing and sonically aesthetic tracks engineered and produced by Andy Abel and Lyris Hung at Abel Studios in Connecticut, with vocals tracked and produced by Ryan Kelly at MSR Studios and Nova Studios in New York City.
HUNG has premiered numerous tracks off their upcoming debut release such as Evil Tsar, Progeny, Sediment of War and Maria.
- To check out the premiere of Evil Tsar courtesy of AOL Noisecreep head to http://www.noisecreep.com/2012/03/27/hung-evil-tsar-song/

-To check out the premiere of Progeny courtesy of Guitar World head to http://www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-premiere-progeny-hungs-self-titled-debut-album

- To check out the lyric video for Sediment of War premiered courtesy of Metal Insider head to http://www.metalinsider.net/video/exclusive-premiere-hungs-lyric-video-for-new-song-sediment-of-war

- To check out the premiere of Maria courtesy of Gun Shy Assassin head to http://gunshyassassin.com/exclusive/hung-exclusive-song-stream-maria/  

- To pre-order the self-title debut album from HUNG along with a bundled t-shirt and poster head to http://www.theomegaorder.com/HUNG-Hung-CD-Tshirt-Poster-Bundle
Tour dates are below with May 3rd acting as the album release party for the band at Trash Bar in Brooklyn New York. Tickets for the release show are $15 at the door and include a free CD and T-Shirt. Doors open at 7:00pm with an open bar from 7:30 to 8:30pm.
HUNG is a five piece metal band from New York City featuring Lyris Hung (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Bryan Adams) on violin, 'Evil' Jon Clark on guitar, bassist Sam Roon, drummer Kenny Grohowski and singer Dmitry Kostitsyn.  The band is fresh off their performance from the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival as a main stage performer where they played to packed out room.
HUNG East Coast Mini-Tour:
May 6th - TBA*
May 7th - TBA*
May 9th - TBA*
*Help HUNG book these dates, reach out directly on their Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/hungrocks

Related links:
CLICK HERE! to pre-order the self-title debut album from HUNG along with a bundled t-shirt!
HUNG's Official Site
HUNG On Facebook
HUNG On Twitter
HUNG On MySpace

SLAYER's Kerry King Plays Himself On NEW Jägermeister Commercial! Getcha Pull!

As we all know, SLAYER's shredder Kerry Fu&*ing King is an avid fan of Germany's #1 liquor export. We are talking about Jägermeister of course! Who would have thought that one of Heavy Metal's finest would be featured on a commercial for what originally was a digestif and a cough remedy, made out of 56 herbs, fruits, roots and spices? Well, here are the results!

In other SLAYER news, the band is currently working on their 12th studio album and they have announced that they should have an EP out later this year. In case you have been living under a rock, 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:
JAGER's Official SIte
Slayer's Official Site

SHADOWS FALL Welcome TEMPORARY? Touring Bassist By Releasing Lyric Video For 'The Unknown'

The seventh studio album by New England Metallers Shadows Fall entitled 'Fire From The Sky' is coming for your ears this Tuesday, May 8th via Razor & Tie records. The NEW Shadows Fall album was recorded at Zing Studios in Westfield, Massachusetts with producer and friend of the band Adam Dutkiewicz, guitarist for Killswitch Engage and Times Of Grace. Adam D. was also involved in the writing process of the album. 

In celebration of their highly anticipated album, the band recently released a lyric video for their NEW song 'The Unknown'! Did you check it out yet? No? Well, here you go!

In other SHADOWS FALL news, the band has recruited Ed Lanouette of Dark Day Sunday to fill in for longtime member Paul Romanko on their U.S. tour. No reason was given for Romanko’s absence as of press time.

Earlier this week, SHADOWS FALL kicked off the "Noise In The Machine Tour" with Fear Factory, The Browning, The Devasted, and Legacy Of Disorder. The remaining tour dates are:

- 5/03/2012: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
- 5/05/2012: State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
- 5/06/2012: Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- 5/07/2012: Masquerade, Atlanta, GA (NEW)
- 5/09/2012: Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC
- 5/10/2012: Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
- 5/11/2012: Wally’s Pub – Hampton Beach, NH
- 5/12/2012: Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
- 5/13/2012: Sonar – Baltimore, MD
- 5/15/2012: McGuffy's House Of Rock – Dayton, OH (NEW)
- 5/16/2012: The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
- 5/17/2012: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL (NEW)
- 5/20/2012: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
- 5/23/2012: Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA (NEW)

Related links:
Official Site of Shadows Fall
Shadows Fall on MySpace

Did You Get Your Tickets For The "Mayhem" Cruise? LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, MACHINE HEAD, HATEBREED & More To Rock The Caribbean Sea!

The great people who bring YOU the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival year after year, are following the footsteps of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise and this year they are bringing the Heavy Music fanatics the 'Mayhem' cruise. This massive event will take place from December 7-10 and will take thousands of Heavy Music fanatics from Miami to The Bahamas, and back to Miami.

The floating festival will feature performances by LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, MACHINE HEAD, HATEBREED, SUICIDE SILENCE and KINGDOM OF SORROW. Other bands performing include:

- Gojira
- Periphery
- Battlecross
- Born Of Osiris
- Otherwise
- Girl On Fire
- Periphery
- Anti Mortem
- Gypsyhawk

More details here:

Related links:
Click here to purchase tickets for the MAYHEM CRUISE!
Rockstar Mayhemfest.com
LAMB OF GOD's Official Site
ANTHRAX's Official Site
MACHINE HEAD's Official Site
HATEBREED's Official Site

HELLYEAH: 'Band Of Brothers' (Part 1/3) - Vinnie Paul Talks About PANTERA Reunion & Sings PINK FLOYD!

Hard Rock supergroup HELLYEAH will be releasing their third album, entitled 'Band of Brothers' on July 17th, 2012 via Eleven Seven Music. The album, the band’s first effort for their NEW label home, Eleven Seven Music, was recorded in Dallas at drummer Vinnie Paul’s home studio, VP’s Upstairs Studio, and was produced by the band and Jeremy Parker (Godsmack, Evanessence), who also served as engineer.

Recently, the great folks over at Eleven Seven Music invited us to their headquarters to chat with the entire band! While the scenario wasn't very Rock N' Roll, we were in a conference room, the HELLYEAH boys were very open to discuss anything we threw at them. Today, we present you the first segment from HELLYEAH: 'Band Of Brothers'! During this segment, Vinnie Paul clears the air about a potential PANTERA reunion and he even pays tribute to PINK FLOYD! Check it out!

Related links:
HELLYEAH's Official Site
Follow HELLYEAH on Twitter

SOUNDGARDEN Premiere Music Video For "Live To Rise"; First Video From Their Upcoming Album!

By now you probably heard that Grunge masters SOUNDGARDEN have a NEW album coming out this fall! Today, the band unleashed the first music video from 'Live To Rise' (name of the album and their first single). Watch it now!

The 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" is available now.

Related links:
Soungarden's Official Site

FREE Music Courtesy Of CANDLELIGHT RECORDS Via Amazon.com - Get It!

Candlelight Records has launched a FREE label sampler available exclusively from Amazon.com. The 8-song sampler includes previously unreleased material from FALLOCH, THE ROTTED, WODENSTHRONE, SEAR BLISS, WOE, WINTERFYLLETH, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER and includes the first single from IHSAHN’s NEW album Eremita.

“The Paranoid” is taken from IHSAHN’s anticipated fourth solo album. Set for release June 19, Eremita was mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth) and features performances from drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (Leprous), saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (Shining-Norway), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), and vocalists Devin Townsend, Einar Solberg (Leprous), and Heidi S. Tveitan (StarofAsh).

The inclusion of an early production mix of RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER’s “Fucking Wild” follows the recent announcement of the band’s forthcoming NEW album, 'Ghostmaker'. The Philadelphia-based quartet recently completed a string of regional performances and are now gearing up for dates to support the NEW album once it hits stores nationwide on June 19. Guitarist Ryan Moll says, "the title of this track says it all. It’s a rather suiting description of its relentlessness. The lyrics were written by Shawn (Riley) and the title was inspired by some old live Venom recordings."

FALLOCH’s “The Ghosts That Haunts This Path” is a NEW song for American audiences. Previously available as a b-side to a European-only single, the song showcases the impressive stylings of the Scottish post-Black Metal duo. MSN Metal called the band’s debut Where Distant Spirits Remain, “a drop-dead gorgeous, haunting piece of work.” Kerrang called it, “intoxicating, haunting, beautiful.” Brooklyn Vegan adds, “it's clear that FALLOCH aims to walk along the righteous path of adventurous Black Metal bands like Alcest. 'Where Distant Spirits Remain' is a great first step in that direction.”

Planning to hit the studio in early June to lay down tracks for their third album, WOE’s reworked “Quietly, Undramatically” opens a NEW door on the title track from the band’s popular 2010 release of the same name. Vocalist/guitarist Chris Grigg notes, "the remixed version of 'Quietly, Undramatically' is a more accurate representation of what was hoped to achieve with the material and offers a different perspective into the album." Decibel Magazine said, “Woe strive for sophistication without falling into the usual pitfalls of pretentiousness, cartoonish-ness or undue gloss. Essential aggression is maintained, while the atmospheric and emotional depth envelopes are pushed with a bold fearlessness.”

Related links:
Click here to Download CANDLELIGHT's FREE Sampler via Amazon.com

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

AIDAN SEEGER Was As Diehard As They Come; Rest In Peace Lil Rocker!

It is with a very heavy hard that we bring you this very sad news: little Aidan Seeger has ceased to exist. Aidan Seeger, the 7-year-old son of Bobby and Elisa Seeger, was diagnosed with a deadly disease—adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) last summer. ALD is a rare and fast-moving brain disorder that destroys nerve cells, and presents many debilitating symptoms as it progresses, leading to death within a few years.

After undergoing several experimental medical treatment, little Aidan's body is finally resting in peace! Our deepest condolences go out to Bobby and Elisa, the owners of Indian Larry Motorcycles in Brooklyn, New York! Please keep them, as well as little Aidan's family in your thoughts and prayers!

If you would like to donate to the treatment of this horrible diesease in little Aidan's memory, please send to:

Kennedy Krieger Foundation
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Att: Dr. Gerald Raymond (Dr. Raymond has dedicated his life to research for ALD)

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine & Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Dan Spitz, Release Music Video About Autism

What happens when you collide some of the biggest Heavy Metal musicians to shout the truth to the world? You start a NEW band called RED LAMB. Dan Spitz, formerly of Anthrax, and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, who together have sold records approaching 50 million copies, are telling the story of what it's like for a family to live with identical/mirror image twins with Autism. Dan Spitz and his wife, Candi, have identical twins with Autism and are vocal advocates about the cause and taking the power of music to now help educate awareness on a global level as never before. 

The music video for the song "Puzzle Box" is a song with lyrics co-written by Mustaine and Spitz and with all music by Spitz is gaining a foothold in the music community rather swiftly and taking a stance in the usual Heavy Metal fashion of pulling no punches. In addition to these two legendary musicians of The Big 4, they have recruited Grammy winner Chris Vrenna of Marilyn Manson as well as famed Grammy nominated producer Johnny K to mix the song. 

Dan Spitz was one of the co-founders of the legendary band Anthrax, a band now included in the Big 4 (Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer), who single-handedly changed the face of Heavy Metal music by breaking down many barriers once never allowed. Anthrax first mixed hip-hop and Heavy Metal with the legendary collaboration on their track, "Bring the Noise", as well as the first Heavy Metal/Hip Hop world tour featuring Public Enemy and Anthrax. Now Spitz has returned to music after his hiatus in Switzerland, to become a master watchmaker of the world's most complicated mechanical wristwatches, to once again pave NEW ground for a great cause. 

Candi Spitz devotes all of her free to time to the largest Autism non-profit, Autism Speaks www.autismspeaks.org. She can be seen on every billboard, print ad, newscast and radio ad. Candi and RED LAMB have recruited Austism Speaks co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright to be in the video for ‘Puzzle Box’. Bob Wright was the CEO and Chairman for NBC Universal for more than 20 years, who also has a grandson with Autism. The extensive filming of ‘Puzzle Box’ was done over a three month period and includes footage from the “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” in Palm Beach, Florida where thousands were filmed for the video. Other notable people in the video include WPTV Channel 5 anchor Mike Williams and television and film actors who open the video. 

Dan Spitz says, “It's time for someone in music to wake the world up to Autism. We have Holly Robinson Peete in film, we have vocal people in NASCAR and of course Dan Marino and others in sports. Now it's time for someone who lives it to speak the truth to the people in true Metal fashion. I come from a time when the lyrics of a song represented truth that can certainly change the world. Now it's time to let people know we are in epidemic form with Autism, as 1 in every 88th child born (1 in every 54th boy) will be diagnosed in the spectrum. I feel that if we don’t do something now about this the Autism epidemic, more will people will suffer the consequences. Autism is on your block now.”

The band RED LAMB is a self-funded band with no outside support, working on the principle of releasing music on their own via iTunes/Amazon through Tunecore distribution.

See the new RED LAMB video and make difference by supporting this band any way you can. A band like no other:

Related links:
Official Site Of Autism Speaks
Red Lamb on Facebook
Red Lamb on Twitter
Official Site of Dan Spitz

CHILDREN OF BODOM Reveal Track Listing & Cover Artwork For 'Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years Of Wasted Youth)'!

"'15 Years Of Wasted Youth' is the sound of CHILDREN OF BODOM working hard, partying hard, being relentless and stubborn," says COB's Alexi Laiho. "We went through many brick walls to get to where we are, and after seven studio albums, two live albums, non-stop touring, bleeding and breaking a lot of bones, I think we are justified in putting this album out. Let the music speak for itself. You have been warned."

On May 22, Finland's finest Heavy Music export CHILDREN OF BODOM will release 'Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years Of Wasted Youth)', a very special CD+DVD career retrospective in celebration of the band's 15th anniversary.

"Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years Of Wasted Youth)" track listing:

01. Hate Crew Deathroll
02. Shovel Knockout
03. Hate Me
04. Everytime I Die
05. Needled 24/7
06. I¨m Shipping Up to Boston (* DROPKICK MURPHYS cover; previously unreleased)
07. Sixpounder
08. Warheart
09. Roundtrip to Hell and Back
10. Trashed, Lost & Strungout
11. Living Dead Beat
12. Deadnight Warrior
13. Blooddrunk
14. Follow The Reaper
15. Are You Dead Yet?
16. Silent Night, Bodom Night
17. Jessie's Girl (* RICK SPRINGFIELD cover; previously unreleased)
18. In Your Face
19. Angels Don't Kill
20. Downfall

Related links:
Children Of Bodom

FAITH NO MORE's Mike Patton & The ICTUS Ensemble Pay Tribute To Luciano Berio With Laborintus II - Details Available!

FAITH NO MORE's Mike Patton, joined by the Brussels-based Ictus Ensemble, pay tribute to pioneering composer Luciano Berio with the July 3 release of 'Laborintus II' via Ipecac Recordings.

Berio, a groundbreaking Italian composer whose lengthy list of compositions revel in experimentation and intuitively fuse classical, jazz and electronic music, created Laborintus II in 1965 to mark the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth.  The composition is based on the "Laborintus" poem by Edoardo Sanguineti.  Laborintus II highlights the timelessness of love and mourning and is told in three voices.  In 1972, Berio performed Laborintus II at the Holland Festival, the Dutch premiere of the piece, with a set that included a giant blow-up doll and old car tires.

In 2010, Mike Patton joined the Ictus Ensemble and Nederlands Kemerkoor at the Holland Festival for a performance  of Laborintus II, which is featured on this release. Lieven Bertels, Holland Festival's former Artistic Director, said of the recital, "Loyal to the historical context of a repertoire piece from the previous century, we were also aware that this project could attract a much younger audience, for whom Laborintus II would be a first-time discovery of Berio's work.  In reintroducing this piece, we added new touches -- foremost being the refreshing combination of narrator Mike Patton, regarded as one of the world's most versatile and astounding vocalists, with the fine vocal filigree of the Nederlands Kamerkoor and the musical volcano that is the Ictus Ensemble."

Patton, who has continually paid tribute to Italian composers, most recently with his 2011 Mondo Cane  album, discussed the differences and similarities between Berio, Morricone and Nono in an interview with Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, " I can listen to Berio and Nono as easily as I can to Morricone but like all modern music of Italy, it is unfortunately marginalized.  Maybe because of the language barrier, maybe because it's not easily understood.  Berio, who was teaching in California when he wrote this piece, was listening to jazz, pop and folk music and incorporated all of it in his works without prejudice."

Related links:
Click to find out more about Luciano Berio
IPECAC's Official Site
IPECAC on Facebook

MUNICIPAL WASTE Premiere Video For 'Repossession' - Get Your Eyes Possessed Now!

Municipal Waste surfaced into the Heavy Music spectrum in 2001. Ever since then, Richmond, Virginia has been more dangerous than ever before. While the Thrash Metallers are known for their stage antics, its really their furious music and attitude that sets them apart from other bands. With four studio albums under their belts and thousands of live performances, Municipal Waste is set to release their NEW studio album 'The Fatal Feast' on April 10th in North America and April 13th in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Justin Osbourn of Slasher Design!

Richmond, Virginia thrash masters Municipal Waste have work to do. In this exclusive video for "Repossession", director David Brodsky catches the band as they live up to their declaration "We got the goods...and soon we'll have all yours!" Neither couch potato, pizza delivery man, nor bicyclist is safe from Waste Repo. Here is the video of MUNICIPAL WASTE's "Repossession":

'The Fatal Feast' track listing:

01. Waste In Space
02. Repossession
03. New Dead Masters
04. Unholy Abductor
05. Idiot Check
06. Covered In Sick/The Barfer
07. You're Cut Off
08. Authority Complex
09. Standards And Practices
10. Crushing Chest Wound
11. The Monster With 21 Faces
12. Jesus Freaks
13. The Fatal Feast
14. 12 Step Program
15. Death Tax
16. Residential Disaster

Both the digipack and vinyl editions will include the bonus track "Eviction Party".

Related links:
Municipal Waste

RAMMSTEIN "Made In Deutschland" Tour At Nassau Coliseum In Long Island, New York - High Resolution Images By Jo Schüftan Available!

"The ultimate German music machine", Rammstein, are globally recognized for their extreme music, which is only matched by their extreme fire proof live spectacle. After a decade of not stepping on a stage in North America, in December of 2010 Rammstein made their triumphant to return to North America for two sold out shows, which included a massive concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Currently, Rammstein are touring North America in what they have dubbed as the "Made In Germany 1995-2011" tour (presented by Livenation)! A list of remaining tour dates can be seen below.

This weekend they returned to New York and the band demonstrated why they are globally known for putting together one hell of a show!

From the moment they stepped on stage, the band made it clear that they don't step on stage to see what happens. Their highly accurate musicality was matched by their flawless production skills. As we all know the Germans are known for being extremely efficient and accurate and after seeing them live for the very first time, we have no doubt that Rammstein is one of the best live bands in musical history.

This is what happened this past weekend at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. Note: Our founder Jo Schüftan was thrown under the fire due to strict venue policies that didn't allow for professional photographer Damien Mitchell to shoot the show and ended up shooting his first arena show ever! What do you think?

RAMMSTEIN "Made In Germany 1995-2011" North American tour (remaining tour dates):

- May 03: Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
- May 04: Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
- May 06: Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
- May 08: Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
- May 10: Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
- May 13: Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
- May 14: Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
- May 17: Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
- May 18: Glendale, AZ - Jobing.com Arena
- May 20: Denver, CO - Denver Coliseum
- May 22: Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
- May 24: San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
- May 25: Houston, TX - Toyota Center

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