Monthly Archives April 2011

KISS – Rare 1975 Live “Firehouse” Soundboard Recording



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TMD has obtained what is being labeled in collectors circles as newly discovered concert audio of legendary rockers KISS performing the classic song “Firehouse” at Tulsa Fairground Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma back on June 13th, 1975. The track comes off their eponymous debut album which was released in 1974.



Kiss fans are in for a big treat for this is as pristine a live recording of the original lineup featuring Paul, Gene, Peter and Ace that has ever been found.

Listen to the truly historic recording below!

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ROCKET REVIEW: ESSENCE – “Lost In Violence” (CD)



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Where in the hell does a reviewer even start when attempting to explain the greatness that is Danish thrash metal act ESSENCE? Clearly the most exciting thing to happen to the underground world of metal in recent memory. It’s as if SLAYER and METALLICA hooked up and birthed a child. This tremendously talented heavy music act could indeed one day be the next big thing, pure and simple. They are such a tight musical unit playing at a level of intensity and technical explosiveness that is rarely heard from anyone these days — and it simply shines through on each and every track offered up in their absolutely head-banging debut entitled Lost In Violence. Lasse Skov is a total standout on vocals and guitar, screaming his way into a frenzy that is very reminiscent of a young James Hetfield...

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THE BIG FOUR – To Play Yankee Stadium!



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Following last Saturday’s (April 23) first U.S. “Big Four” concert in Indio, California, the so-called “Big Four” bands of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX and MEGADETH — have announced that they will perform in the new version of the famed Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York on September 14, 2011.


(Photo: Dug Mug Swanson)

Commented METALLICA: “We can’t wait for a night in the Bronx as our second American show and for those of you who love fun facts, this will also be the second live music event hosted at the new ballpark.”

All seats are reserved for this show and tickets go on sale Friday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com. MetClub members should log in for more information about a special pre-sale starting on Wednesday, May 4...

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DISEMBODIED – Breaking Up



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Though they haven’t exactly been a staple of the scene since reforming, it appears that Minneapolis, MN hardcore/metal band Disembodied will finally be breaking up for good following one final show this summer. The group states that their final show will take place in Minneapolis in July (their final non-local appearance will be at this next month’s Krazy Fest). According to the band, “It’s ending on a good note. Nothing bad to report. It’s just run it’s course… It’s been an amazing journey and we feel very lucky to have been able to do this again.”

Originally formed in 1995, Disembodied released two full-length’s in the late-90s before dissolving (members went on to launch Martyr A.D.) in 1999.

Fast forward nearly 10 years and the band reformed, playing occasional shows and making p...

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ORIGIN – New Song Streaming Online


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Technical death metal act, ORIGIN, have uploaded the track “Expulsion of Fury” to their Facebook page for streaming. The song comes from their upcoming masterpiece entitled Entity. Look for Entity in both physical and digital formats on June 7 (N. America) and June 10 (Europe).

Source: Nuclear Blast

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DOWN – Anselmo Bloodied During Show, Keeps Rocking Anyway!



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DOWN vocalist Philip H Anselmo is certainly known for being an all around heavy metal badass… but ‘The Kid’ went beyond for his fans when he performed a number of songs with a bloodied head at the Best Buy Theater in New York City, NY last night, April 28th, after an onstage collision with the guitar of bandmate Pepper Keenan. The accident is said to have gone down during the track “Lifer“, with the legendary former PANTERA singer finishing out the set without tending to the wound. Video footage from the performance can be found below:

http://www.down-nola.com/
Source: The PRP

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CHIMAIRA – Announce New Shows


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Den Headz, CHIMAIRA has unveiled a string of spring tour dates in Ohio and Michigan for this coming May:

5/25 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/26 Sandusky, OH @ The Underground
5/27 Louisville, OH @ The Carriage House
5/28 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Down Under
5/29 Geneva, OH @ The Cove
5/30 Mentor, OH @ Live Wire

http://www.chimaira.com/

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VOIVOD – Launch Warriors Of Ice Live Album!



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Canadian metal act VOIVOD has launched Warriors Of Ice, a live album recorded in Montreal. The album is now available digitally and the physical release date is set for June 14th via Indica Records.

This unique band who over the years have been able to create their own sound and path, who braved adversity and hardships – notably the death of Denis Piggy D’Amour in 2005 – are offering to their fans their first ever live record to feature original members Denis “Snake” Belanger, Michel “Away” Langevin and Jean Yves “Blacky” Theriault, and new guitar player Daniel Mongrain, thus adding onto their impressive discography that spans close to three decades.

Glen Robinson, who is renown for his work on ‘Nothingface’, recorded Voivod’s concert on December 12th 2009 at Club S...

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HIDEOUS DIVINITY – Signs With UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS



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Unique Leader Records welcomes another great band to their arsenal of devastating artists, HIDEOUS DIVINITY. Born in late 2006 as a project from one of Hour Of Penance founding member Enrico Schettino, Hideous Divinity immediately gains attention in the extreme metal underground thanks to the 2007 “Sinful Star Necrolatry” two-track demo, an intriguing mixture of European and American metal extremities. After a long hiatus the band finally finds a stable lineup, just in time to be invited by Sweden’s DM masters Insision in Scandinavia for two festivals in late 2010. In the meantime, new songs are ready: European death/black influences give way to a more mindful, complex yet straight-in-your-face death metal assault in the vein of Nile, Immolation, and Hate.

The recording and mixing ses...

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EARTH CRISIS – New Album Details!



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EARTH CRISIS have now completed work on their latest effort – their 7th overall – which will be titled ‘Neutralize the Threat’ and is scheduled for release on July 12th via Century Media Records.

The band had the following to say: “We are very happy with how ‘Neutralize The Threat’ came out. Musically, it resembles the song structures on ‘To The Death’, but with a ‘Gomorah’s Season Ends’ vibe thrown in. Every song is lyrically inspired by real-life vigilante actions that have taken place around the globe. The topics range from The Black Panther Party to Bernard Goetz and we think it’s an original lyrical concept for the band, while also retaining some subject matter we are known for dealing with in the past...

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