Monthly Archives August 2011
The Norwegian black metal horde known as THRONE OF KATARSIS are preparing to unleash their third full-length assault, the vile, seven-track LP bearing the title Ved Graven.
Ved Graven (fundamentally translated to “at the grave”) is ultimately the darkest material written by the band since their inception in 2004. Cold and raw, and with the bizarre aura of an everlasting funeral, THRONE OF KATARSIS recorded the seven rites of this album over three long nights, recording in total darkness. All instruments and vocals were recorded in a live séance in order to capture the aura the band creates during their convocations. Several guitar leads were added to this sinister mix, as well as an organ, recorded during a late night ceremony at a local church in Norway.
As with both of TOK’s p...Read More
Den Headz, SLIPKNOT are readying a 10th anniversary edition of their 2002 outing “Iowa” for an October 18th release date via Roadrunner. While initial details are scarce, it appears the new edition of the effort has been digitally remastered and will feature 2 CD’s and 1 DVD. More details are expected once the release is officially announced.
Source: The PRP
In addition to her two previously announced DVD release shows next month, German metal maven DORO PESCH will hold an extra special FREE in-store performance on September 3, 2011 at Best Buy in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. This will be DORO’s only Philadelphia-area appearance in 2011!
Date: Saturday – September 3, 2011
LIVE at Best Buy
310 Commerce Blvd.
Fairless Hills, PA
This will be an all-ages event. Don’t miss this rare performance!
In 2008, DORO celebrated her 25th anniversary concert at the ISS Dome in her hometown of Dusseldorf, Germany...Read More
Den Headz, GLORIOR BELLI, premiere the second single off their upcoming new full-length, The Great Southern Darkness. You just need to click HERE to check out “Negative Incarnate.”
The Great Southern Darkness is scheduled for a North America release on September 27, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. Said Revolver in an advance review of the record: “The album combines vicious black-metal riffery with deep New Orleans stoner grooves to create a metal monolith that is equal parts northern blaze and southern trendkill...Read More
Finland’s CHILDREN OF BODOM has booked the following live dates in Mexico:
11/24/2011: Guadalajara, Mexico – Teatro Diana
11/26/2011: Mexico City, Mexico – Circo Volador
No support act has been announced. These are the first dates of a greater South and Central American tour. More dates are expected soon.
Previously, the band announced the dates for Australia with supporting act Voyager:
11/06/2011: Perth – Capitol
11/07/2011: Adelaide – HQ
11/10/2011: Melbourne – The Palace
11/12/2011: Sydney – The Big Top
November 13 – The Arena – Brisbane
CANNIBAL CORPSE, BEHEMOTH, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, MISERY INDEX, SUICIDAL ANGELS, plus special guest (TBC) are confirmed for the upcoming Full Of Hate 2012 European tour.
Vocalist/bassist Jason Netherton has released the following comment on the tour: “This is an incredible tour that will no doubt be among the top concerts of the year, and an essential for any metalhead. We are super excited to be a part of it and excited to see all of our European friends out there supporting us and the other bands for a night of unbridled mayhem.”
COLDWORKER have signed with Listenable Records and will release their new album “The Doomsayer’s Call” through the label this winter. The track listing for the outing will run as follows:
01 – “A New Era”
02 – “The Reprobate”
03 – “The Glass Envelope”
04 – “Flesh World”
05 – “Murderous”
06 – “Pessimist”
07 – “Monochrome Existence”
08 – “Vacuum Fields”
09 – “Living is Suffering”
10 – “The Walls Of Eryx”
11 – “Violent Society”
12 – “Becoming The Stench”
13 – “The Phantom Carriage“
Source: THE PRP
In what is sure to be one of the most talked-about alliances of the year, New York king of avant-rock Lou Reed has teamed up with best-selling heavy metal act METALLICA to record a brand-new album, entitled Lulu, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on November 1st, 2011. The album was co-produced by Reed, Metallica, Hal Willner who has produced albums for Reed, Marianne Faithfull, and Laurie Anderson, among others and Greg Fidelman. Fidelman also mixed the record.
The idea for these two giants of modern music to work together was born after the 25th anniversary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame concerts in New York City in October 2009...Read More
After 28 years, KISS’ Gene Simmons’ proposed to long-time girlfriend Shannon Tweed in Belize during an episode of Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels. According to BW&BK sources, The Demon of KISS has set October 1st as his wedding day
Together with Tweed for 28 years and the father of her two children, Simmons has famously sworn he would never get married.