Monthly Archives August 2008



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The group was detained by the US Department of Homeland Security for suspicion of either sneaking drugs in or attempting to seek work illegally, despite the fact that the band had valid working papers in their possession. The band was detained for more than 5 hours at the Blaine, WA border facilities, where bored security agents strip searched one of the members, and refused to listen to the band members' own account of why they were there.

Singer Greg Cavanagh was held for four hours, then refused entry to the US because of suspicion of "rampant drug use, voluminous encounters with prostitutes and satanism" after the border agents reviewed the band's MySpace page.

At one point, guitarist Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe was held at gun point by 5 officers...

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WHITECHAPEL – New Song “Eternal Refuge” Available


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Sept 28 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft (The Chance) – NO GWAR
Sept 30 – Spartanburg, SC @ Groundzero (Small Room) – NO GWAR
Oct 02 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Oct 03 – Orlando, FL @ The Club @ Firestone
Oct 04 – St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
Oct 05 – Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd’s Music Store
Oct 06 – Ashville, NC @ Orange Peel
Oct 08 – New York, NY @ The Fillmore
Oct 09 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
Oct 10 – Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
Oct 11 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Oct 12 – Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
Oct 13 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Oct 14 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
Oct 16 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Oct 17 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Millenium Center
Oct 18 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre
Oct 20 – Louisville, KY @ Club Oasis
Oct 21 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy T...

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AVIAN – Follow Up With New Album “Ashes And Madness””


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 "You may have heard a little something about a radio show being broadcast live from our very own HQ . . . well, we figured it would be a lot more fun if we invited some 'Tallica fans to come hang with us and low and behold, one thing led to another and Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins actually said "yes!" So on Thursday, September 4, we're going to hang out, play tracks from "Death Magnetic" and chat with Dave and Taylor.

The festivities begin at 6:00 PM PDT . . . check with your local radio station to see if they will be carrying the live broadcast and we'll post a list of participating stations next week.

You can also listen to the stream on and"

 "Death Magnetic" is set for a September 12th release date. 


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HATEBREED – New Live “I Will Be Heard” Video


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 As if a two thousand pound bull has been let loose in a china shop, York, Pennsylvania's NINETAIL puts on a literal blood sport in music with the savagely hypnotic new studio album entitled "Half Truths & Hand Grenades" via Project Independent/Level Nine Entertainment. This fourteen song collection follows without a misstep from 2006's highly regarded debut "The Process Of Conversion", and lead vocalist J William Heitmann sounds more than ever like a pissed off serial killer, jacked up on enough testosterone for ten men, that just walked into a knife fight for the ages.

From the incindieary self-titled opening track to "Seasoned Scheme",  a gripping and solely destructive duelling guitar attack from Chris Evan/Don Belch(formerly of Spinebelt), it's plain to see that this six-pie...

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NONPOINT – New Dates Added In Ohio


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The act's new album, "Dead Eye Dreaming", will be released in North America on November 25. The European release date will be anounced soon. 

"Dead Eye Dreaming" (see cover artwork below) will contain 11 songs and almost an hour's worth of music. The CD was mixed earlier this year by Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) and features a special guest appearance by Steve Smyth, former guitarist of NEVERMORE and TESTAMENT. 

Commented Smyth: "I first heard CHAOSWAVE a few years ago while on tour with NEVERMORE, and absolutely loved that they had a heavy, progressive metal sound, combined with a male-female vocal duo that sound huge, and very unique together...

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DAVID ELLEFSON – Comments On Last Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp Show



White Chapel

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Check it out here. The song comes from the groups latest outing, "This Is Exile". 

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DEICIDE – Upcoming Shows Announced




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West Virginia's BLACKDAMP are recording the tracks at Studio 101 in Sissonville, WV with Aaron Fisher.

Chris "OJ" Ojeda of BYZANTINE will be handling the production.

BLACKDAMP has recently signed a 1 year contract with TMD Band Management.  





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DECIBEL MAGAZINE – Presents: The Metal Blade, Lifeforce & Relapse CMJ Showcase 2008



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BRILLIANT EPIC MELODIC METAL, this album brings forth a melodic heavy crossover album that boarders on the edges of many of Metals subgenre’s, fans of many styles (Melodic, Power / Scandinavian/US / German style metal)

AVIAN “Ashes and Madness” is the amazing sophomore effort of vocalist/ producer Lance King best known for his many albums with (Balance of Power / Pyramaze /Gemini ) and guitarist /composer Yan Leviathan. The bands Debut album Featured known Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. This new offering the band has added BILL HUDSON of Cellador guitar fame.

Lance King’s vocals are extremely memorable and intoxicating, these songs well written, memorable and while being very heavy are still very accessible and radio friendly...

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ROB HALFORD – New York Screenings of HALFORD Resurrection World Tour Documentary



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Check it out here. The footage comes from the bands upcoming new live DVD effort, "Live Dominance", which is set for a September 02nd release date through Koch.

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VISION OF DISORDER – Book Reunion Show



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"Hey there, peeps. Here are some dates. More to come. Please spread the word on the song "Breathe" which is up on our myspace. Add it to your profile. Let everyone you know that the song is out there and demand it at your local radio station. Spread the word!"

August 28 2008 6 00 PM (with Sevendust)
The Whiskey Venue
Findlay, OH

August 29 2008 6 00 (Nonpoint Headlining)
The Attic Club
Dayton, Ohio

August 30 2008 6 00 PM (with Sevendust)
Newport Music Hall
Columbus, OH 

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