Monthly Archives May 2012

WITCHCRAFT – Plan Re-Issues For July


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Following the recent news that WITCHCRAFT are working on a new album; comes word that Metal Blade Records are reissuing the bands back catalogue in North America. Reissues of the bands self-titled effort, “Firewood” and “The Alchemist” are being readied for a July 17th release date.

Source: The PRP

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POWER TRIP – Signs With SOUTHERN LORD



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Dallas, Texas-based thrashers POWER TRIP today officially announce their induction into the Southern Lord family, confirming a multi-album deal with the label.

Having amassed a diehard following since their 2008 formation through their crushing live shows, as well as several compilation inclusions, demos and EPs released via Lockin’ Out, Withdrawal Records, Triple B Records and other indie labels, Power Trip channel the old-school crossover energy of legendary acts like Cro-Mags, Nuclear Assault and Leeway through modern thrash warfare.

This weekend Power Trip will invade the sweltering Chaos In Tejas fiesta in Austin, Texas for two crushing shows, performing Saturday night alongside their allies in Toxic Holocaust and Midnight, and Sunday flanking Boston Strangler, Rival Mob and The A...

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SIX FEET UNDER – First Week Chart Numbers Revealed


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Undead, the latest installment of audio brutality from death metal deviants SIX FEET UNDER, entered the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #5 upon its first week of release! In addition, Undead landed at at #30 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #22 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums Chart, #14 Billboard Top Current Albums Chart and #183 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

In Canada, the record ranked in at #34 on the Hard Music Chart, #199 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart, #167 on the iTunes Top 200 Chart, #35 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #3 on the iTunes Metal Chart. Undead reaped additional praise in Germany entering the German Media Market/Saturn Album Charts at #56 and the German Media Control Trend Charts at #40.

Comments vocalist/death metal maverick Chris Barnes: “Tha...

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ASSAULTER – Summer European Tour Dates



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Australian metal act ASSAULTER will embark on a European tour in July of 2012!

Comments vocalist/bassist S. Berserker: “We will be conquering the ancient continent on our ‘European Proselytism Tour’ in July/August 2012 in support of our sophomore LP of toxic Speed/Death Metal, ‘Boundless’! This will be ASSAULTER’s first visit to European shores with our raw live show. You have been warned!”

ASSAULTER
13/07/12 – DK – Frederica – Metal Magic Festival
20/07/12 – FI – Lieto – Hammer Open Air
21/07/12 – DE – Pössneck – Hell’s Pleasure Festival
03/08/12 – IE – Dublin – The Pint
04/08/12 – UK – London – The Ultimate Australian Battlezone @ The Dome
10/08/12 – DE – Schlotheim – Party.San Open Air

More dates to be confirmed soon!

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KING KOBRA – Recording New Album



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KING KOBRA is busy recording the follow-up to last year’s successful self-titled album for an early 2013 release via Frontiers Records.

Commented guitarist David Michael-Phillips: “We’ve got a high-energy combination of the classic KING KOBRA sound mixed with some of our favorite (heavy) influences: LED ZEPPELIN, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER. Cool, heavy grooves, great melodies, soulful lead vocals by Paul Shortino, infectious harmonies and hooks…blazing guitars by yours truly and the thundering rhythm section of Johnny Rod and the legendary Carmine Appice! This is the next natural progression of ‘Ready To Strike’ and our last, self-titled album, ‘King Kobra’.”

Songtitles set to appear on the next KING KOBRA CD include “In The Night”, “Feelin’ Fine”, “Take Me Back”, “Deep River”, “Got It ...

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SKELETONWITCH – Summer Headliner Dates Announced


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SKELETONWITCH will headline a tour of North America this summer. The trek will include direct support from BARN BURNER. Here’s the latest schedule:

7/13 York, PA @ The Depot
7/14 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft At The Chance Theatre
7/15 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
7/16 Portland, ME @ Genos
7/17 Trois Rivieres, QC @ Rock Cafe Le Stage
7/18 Quebec City, QC @ Agitee
7/19 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
7/20 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
7/21 Toronto, ON @ Hardluck
7/22 Toledo, OH @ Frankies
7/23 Madison, WI @ High Noon
7/24 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
7/25 Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo
7/26 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
7/27 Calgary, AB @ Broken City
7/28 Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
7/30 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
7/31 Spokane, WA @ The Hop
8/1 Billings, MT @ Manny’s
8/2 Fargo, ND @ Nestor Tavern
8/3 La Cro...

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KATATONIA – New Album Art, Release Date And Track Listing Revealed



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KATATONIA’s new album “Dead End Kings” has been given an August 28th release date (August 27th overseas) via Peaceville Records. Band vocalist Jonas Renkse had the following to say about it:

“Dead End Kings is about the corridors of our mind from where there is no return. Be a king or queen in your own right in these hallways, even at the dead end. Carry your burden with pride. That’s what we are doing, twenty years and counting. Kings, because we believe in what we are creating, in our own disturbing faith.”

Guitarist Anders Nyström chimed in as well, offering:

“This album has doors revolving into many different genres of music but remain disguised within the Katatonia trademark...

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HIGH ON FIRE – Schedule “Mayhem Festival” Off-Dates


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HIGH ON FIRE have a number of headlining shows scheduled in and around their upcoming stint on this summers “Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival“. Those stops include:

6/29 Fresno, CA – Audies Olympic (feat. Saviours)
7/02 Portland, OR – Dante’s (feat. Wizard Rifle, Witchburn)
7/11 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
7/23 Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme (feat. Ozenza, Jowls, This Station Of Life)
8/01 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
8/02 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
8/08 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge

Source: The PRP

http://www.highonfire.net/

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WHITECHAPEL – Third In-Studio Video Posted



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WHITECHAPEL has released the third and final video in a series of which was filmed during the recording process of their new self-titled release, which will be released June 19th on Metal Blade Records. This video focuses on the vocal tracking process. The video can be viewed HERE.

The first video in the series provides an in depth look at the drum tracking process for the album and can be viewed HERE. The second installment focuses on the recording of the guitar parts for the new album and is available for viewing HERE.

Having spent several years lauded as one of the frontrunners in their genre, in 2012 WHITECHAPEL stand as a defining force in contemporary heavy music...

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KAMELOT – Return To SPV, New Album Due In September


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Symphonic metallers KAMELOT have returned to the Steamhammer/SPV fold for a worldwide deal, excluding Japan (the band recently signed with King Records for Japan).

The group surrounding guitarist and composer Thomas Youngblood is currently working on the drum recordings with renowned sound engineer Jim Morris at the Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida, before work on the album is due to be completed at Wolfsburg’s Gate studios under the direction of producer Sascha Paeth (EDGUY, AVANTASIA, RHAPSODY).

The title of Kamelot’s current release will be announced at the end of June, together with the name of their new vocalist. However, according to Youngblood, one thing is certain: “Our fans can really look forward to our new record, because it represents Kamelot in every way!”

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