Monthly Archives February 2011

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY – Announce Headliner Dates


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Zakk Wylde and company aka BLACK LABEL SOCIETY are slated to headline the first annual Uranium Tour with direct support coming from ALL THAT REMAINS and HAIL THE VILLAIN. Here are the confirmed dates:

5/4 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
5/6 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues
5/8 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
5/10 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
5/11 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
5/13 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
5/17 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
5/18 Wallingford, CT @ The Dome at Oakdale Theatre
5/23 London, ON @ Cowboy’s
5/24 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
5/31 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues

http://www.blacklabelsociety.com/

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THE OCEAN – North American Dates


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German atmospheric progressive metal collective and Metal Blade Recording artists, THE OCEAN, are pleased to announce a near month-long North American tour this April! Presented by Peter Says Denim, In association with Guitar World & MetalSucks.net, “The Hypersleep Dialogues Trek”will begin in Farmingdale, New York at The Crazy Donkey, include a stop at this year’s New England Metal And Hardcore fest in Worcester, Massachusetts and wind its way through 20 cities before making a final stop in Ashville, North Carolina at The Orange Peel. The band will be joined by headliners (and recent Metal Blade signees) Between The Buried And Me, Job For A Cowboy and Cephalic Carnage on select dates. View tour poster HERE.

Said guitarist Robin Staps of the upcoming live assaults: “THE OCEAN w...

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KATAKLYSM – European Tour Dates!


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Den Headz, KATAKLYSM have booked a full schedule of dates in Europe. KRISIUN will be direct support. Here’s the complete list of confirmed dates:

5/18 Rome, ITA – Init Club
5/19 Bruneck, ITA – UFO Bruneck
5/20 Ljubljana, SLO – Gala Hala
5/21 Sarajevo, BOS – Dom Mladih
5/22 Sofia, BUL – RBF Club
5/24 Bucharest, ROM – Silverchurch
5/25 Timisoara, ROM – TBA
5/26 Zagreb, CRO – Mochavara
5/27 Mining, AUT – Metalfest 2011
5/28 Pratteln, SWI – Metalfest 2011
5/29 Dessau, GER – Metalfest 2011
5/31 Poznan, POL – Blue Note
6/01 Gdynia, POL – Ucho
6/02 Warszawa, POL – Progresja
6/03 Plzen, CZE – Metalfest 2011
6/04 Katowice, POL – Mega Club
6/05 Budapest, HUN – Metalfest 2011

http://www.myspace.com/kataklysm

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VINNIE PAUL – Selling Big Screen TV


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VINNIE PAUL, drummer for PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN, REBEL MEETS REBEL and now HELLYEAH is selling his Mitsubishi WS-65815 65″ Big Screen TV on ebay. The starting bid is at ten bucks. Here’s more word on it:

“The TV is working but could use some alignment and adjustments, but it does work fine. Vinnie just decided he wanted to upgrade to a new system. It comes with the remote and anything else we can find with it.

Vinnie will be happy to autograph it for you to provide proof of his ownership. It is too big to ship, so unless you arrange for it to be picked up, crated and shipped it will be for LOCAL PICK UP ONLY in Arlington, Texas (right down the road form the new Cowboy’s Stadium!) Good luck and happy bidding! HELLYEAH!!!!”

In related news, fans on Facebook have started a Pantera Reunion...

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SLAYER – Tom Araya Hospitalized


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Den Headz, SLAYER’s bassist/vocalist Tom Araya has been hospitalized just moments before the band hit the stage at the Sydney Showgrounds today. Reports say that the hospital is keeping him in over the night. As a result of this Slayer’s appearance today at the “Soundwave Festival” has been cancelled. Why this has happened is not clear so far but keep checking this place to stay up to date.

Update #1: According to “Soundwave Festival” promoter AJ Maddah Tom “will be OK” for the next “Soundwave” show in Melbourne on Friday, March 4th.

http://www.myspace.com/slayer

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COFFINS – Signs To RELAPSE RECORDS


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Relapse Records has inked a deal with COFFINS, a a three piece death/doom band from Tokyo, Japan that founded in 1996 and has previously released three full-length albums and numerous split releases. The band is currently preparing their fourth full-length effort and Relapse debut with plans to record later in 2011.

Coffins are slated to venture out on their first-ever European tour this April with Sourvein and Aguirre as part of the “Doom Over Europe” tour. Here are the confirmed dates:

4/08 Antwerp, Belgium @ Kavka
4/09 Paris, France @ Belushi’s
4/10 Geneva, Switzerland @ L’Usine
4/11 Vienna, Austria @ EKH
4/12 Leipzig, Germany @ Zoro
4/13 Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
4/14 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
4/15 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafkenklang
4/16 Kassel, Germany @ Kulturfabrik Salzmann
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MIKE V – Nominated For GOLDEN GODS “Most Metal Athlete”


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Den Headz, legendary skateboarder and vocalist of REVOLUTION MOTHER Mike Vallely was nominated for the “Most Metal Athlete” for Revolver Magazine’s Golden Gods Awards! (VOTE FOR MIKE V HERE) Not only is Mike nominated but he participated in the press conference announcing the nominees along with Host Chris Jericho, Alice Cooper, Mick Mars, Sebastian Bach and Wendy Dio (wife of Ronnie James Dio).

Revolver Golden Gods awards show will take place Wednesday, April 20, at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles and the event will be televised on VH1 Classic on May 28. Tickets now on sale via Ticketmaster.

In Photo – Left to right: Mick Mars, Alice Cooper, Wendy Dio, Revolver Magazine’s Brandon Geist, Chris Jericho, Sebastian Bach and Mike V.

http://www.myspace.com/revolutionmother

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SYMFONIA – New Album Details


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SYMFONIA — the new melodic metal project featuring the all-star lineup guitarist Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius), vocalist Andre Matos (ex-Angra), drummer Uli Kusch (ex-Helloween), bassist Jari Kainulainen (ex-Stratovarius) and keyboardist Mikko Harkin (ex-Sonata Artica) — are gearing up to release their debut full-length. Titled In Paradisum, the ten-track offering was recorded mainly in Finland, mixed and mastered in Italy and produced by Timo Tolkki. The record will be released in North America via Armoury Records on April 19, 2011.

To check out a stream of “Pilgrim Road,” the sixth track off In Paradisum, visit the band’s official website HERE [click the “News” link].

In Paradisum Track Listing:

01. Fields Of Avalon
02. Come By The Hills
03. Santiago
04. Alayna
05. Forevermore
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SILENT CIVILIAN – Book New Dates


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Los Angeles, California (USA) metalcore act SILENT CIVILIAN have booked a string of dates with more expected to be announced. Here are the confirmed shows:

3/17 Corpus Christi, TX – Theo’s
3/18 San Antonio, TX – Zombies
3/19 Temple, TX – Lone Star Sports Bar
3/22 Houston, TX – Greens Parkway
3/25 Raleigh, NC – Southland Ballroom
3/27 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
3/29 Trenton, NJ – The Backstage @ Championship Bar
3/30 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
3/31 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
4/01 Detroit, MI – The Hayloft
4/02 Sandusky, OH – The Underground
4/03 Mounds View, MN – Roberts Off 10
4/05 Fargo, ND – The Nestor Tavern
4/06 Des Moines, IA – The House Of Bricks
4/07 Ottawa, IL – Luciana’s
4/08 Kansas City, MO – Damage Control
4/09 Oklahoma City, OK – Bricktown Live...

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Neurot Recordings Sign ACROSS TUNDRAS


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Creating unique moonshine-soaked organic rock in the hills of Tennessee, ACROSS TUNDRAS seamlessly meld classic rock, folk, country, psychedelia, and doom into an original, organic style of rock that defies classification and bleeds true Americana. In true nomadic style ACROSS TUNDRAS have previously set-up camp on multiple labels including Crucial Blast and Forgotten Empire, have now found a home with Neurot Recordings.

Stated Neurot/Neurosis’ Steve Von Till on the signing: “It is with great honor that Neurot Recordings welcomes Across Tundras to our home. Their past releases have shown immense dedication to spirit and commitment to growth and sonic evolution...

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