August 30, 2014
The first annual Motörhead Motörboat – featuring Megadeth, Motörhead, and Anthrax – will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West, Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula for the September 22nd – 26th, 2014 cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy.
The fest will also include Testament, Down, High On Fire, plus Kill Devil Hill, Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer Band, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, and Wilson. While onboard, guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with band members and will see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship.
A limited number of cabins are still available for Motörhead’s Motörboat at this location.
Additional onboard performances and activities have been announced for Motörhead’s Motörboat, including a spoken word performance by heavy metal musician, author, and television personality Scott Ian.
Scott’s spoken word performances in support of his upcoming “Swearing Words In Glasgow” CD (out November 13th via Megaforce Records) are an honest look at the insane life that he has led for the last 31 years, the people he’s met, and the events that coincide. After decades-worth of international touring with Anthrax, bumping elbows with illustrious (and sometimes ridiculous) characters all over the media spectrum, and undergoing general “you won’t believe this” experiences, Scott certainly has some hilarious and surprisingly personal stories to share.
Those onboard Motörhead’s Motörboat will also be treated to a screening of the 2010 documentary film “Lemmy,” directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski. In addition, theme nights for Motörhead’s Motörboat are as follows:
Monday, September 22 — Löud and Hometown Pröud
Motörhead’s Motörboat will have a very diverse and international crowd. Guests are encouraged to be proud of where they come from. Wear a state jersey, don your Nordic horns, paint your face and show your city/state/country pride.
Tuesday, September 23 — Pajamarama
“Rock on out in your jammies!” It’s the biggest slumber party on the open seas. We know some people like to sleep in the buff, so remember that you have to wear something, even if it’s minimal. And who knows, there might even be the biggest pillow fight of all time?
Wednesday, September 24 — Fiesta En Barco
Motörboat is going to Mexico and back. It’s siesta and fiesta day! In the morning – sleep late. We don’t get off the boat in Cozumel until 1pm. (There will be activities a’plenty in the morning – info on those will come later). When we get back, it’s FIESTA all night – bring something from home, or pick up something new in Mexico – show off how you spent your day: sombreros, Mexican wrestling masks, donkeys, your tequila face, anything…
Thursday, September 25 — Go To Heaven, Raise Hell
This is our full day at sea! It’s Heaven & Hell, Leather & Lace. It’s the best of both worlds. Show us your good side or your naughty side. As we pay homage to those rock gods that have passed, come to our all star jam dressed as your favorite rocker, groupie, devil, or angel. The sky and the sea are the limit!
August 30, 2014
Den Headz, today would have been late GWAR frontman Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie’s 51st birthday. His bandmates have now spoke of moving forward without their late frontman, who passed away this year on March 23. You can read their statement and catch them on their fall tour.
“2014 has been a trying year for Slave Pit, Inc. Our first major milestone after the passing of our leader and mouthpiece, Dave Brockie, was our annual GWAR B-Q. While the entirety of GWAR could have just hung up our rubber swords, we decided to charge forward. Our fans wouldn’t let us walk away, and your outpouring of support fueled us.
The GWAR B-Q, like GWAR itself, came from humble beginnings. We just wanted a place to hang out with our friends and fans. It belongs as much to you as it does us. Over the years, it has grown to epic proportions. Now that the 2014 GWAR B-Q is over, we look back at a truly amazing event.
We each put our unique fingerprints on the GWAR B-Q to push it to fruition, and we’re extremely proud of how it turned out. That’s not to say everything went off without a hitch; but we’re listening to your feedback and trying to get better as the GWAR B-Q gets bigger. We sincerely hope you had an awesome time. We do this for you.
From start to finish, the GWAR B-Q was a chaotic maelstrom of hard-hitting fury. Every band that took the stage – in what was by far our best lineup – delivered crushing performances to a rabid throng. The people behind the scenes, along with our sponsors and vendors, went above and beyond the call of duty. We owe them sincere thanks. Even the weather cooperated.
Last but not least, we want to thank our dedicated fans who showed up in record numbers to party with us! 5,000 of the world’s craziest Bohabs, packed into a freaking waterpark, rocking out and drinking all the GWAR Beer we had…How kick-ass is that?! We can’t wait to see you all again on the GWAR Eternal Tour this fall.
Join us as we say…
GWAR’s latest album release was 2013′s slamming “Battle Maximus”. Here’s what Randy “Rocket’ Cody of TMD had to say about it:
“They waste no time at all jamming out their comedic punk-pissed antics on the opener tracks “Madness at the Core of Time” and the over the top rocking “Bloodbath”, which has vocalist Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) shouting, “I saw a dead body on the side of the road.”
August 30, 2014
CORPSE MUTILATION has released an official music video for the track “Retaliation of the Suppressed,” which was directed/filmed by Jonas Geurs. Check out the clip HERE, and you can find more info on the band at Facebook. Corpse Mutilation consists of:
Vocals – Thijs Samyn
Guitars – Wannes Delmaere
Drums – Danilo Moniez
Bass – Anthony Declercq
August 30, 2014
The German blackened death metal outfit BLEEDING RED is currently working on the follow up to their debut album “Evolution’s Crown” from 2012.
After long wrangling the band was finally able to get to an agreement with their former record company and start with the songwriting for the new, yet untitled album.
Vocalist and guitar player Timo states:
“It’s done! After a long and sapping struggle we have managed to exempt from our previous record company and are finally ready to go about a new album! We’ve got a couple of songs done in their basics and are already excited about what this new era will bring!”
More information coming soon!
“Evolution’s Crown” was released in March 2012. The album is now available again in the band’s online shop!
Checkt also the band’s videoclips:
“WASTED SCREAMS”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAeWyn_lzrE
About BLEEDING RED:
BLEEDING RED from the scenic town of Spraitbach (Baden-Württemberg) were brought to life in 2006. With an extravagant mix of pretty much everything the hard music scene has to offer, BLEEDING RED create their very own sound, which is defined by a demonic atmosphere, brutal riffs, melodic lead guitars and lightning-speed double kick drum storms. BLEEDING RED manage to meld their various influences into a blackened death alloy that is hard as iron, turning each one of their concerts into a raging inferno. After a self-titled EP (2008) and the “Unmaster” demo (2010), the band released their full-length debut album “Evolution’s Crown” in 2014, which earned high scores in the music press. In 2013 the limited live DVD with footage from Summer Breeze and Party San Open Air was released.
Source: Metal Rules
August 30, 2014
Australian power metallers DRAGONSCLAW have begun work on their new album, Moving Target. “We are finishing up the writing / demoing stage .and today we can reveal that Todd Michael Hall (Riot, Burning Starr, Reverence) is a guest vocalist on a track on the album titled “Shadowfire’,” the band shares in an update. “His vocals are completely mind-blowing on this, one of two “faster” tracks on the record. We have, we feel, our most diverse album yet in regard to the songwriting , and there will be plenty to like for fans of traditional heavy metal , the faster stuff and hard rock. More release details will be revealed in the coming weeks.”
Tracklisting for Moving Target which will be released late 2014 or early 2015 is as follows:
“Road Beneath Your Wheels
“Survival (Under Desert Sun)”
“All Your Lies”
“Don’t Break The Silence Again”
“Raise Your Fist”
“Waiting For The Night”
August 30, 2014
ADRENALINE MOB has now issued the following statement about the status of upcoming shows:
“The AMOB family has decided to reschedule their upcoming dates in order to focus on finishing up recordings to be released as part of the new Men Of Honor Special Edition.
“New tour dates will be announced soon in conjunction with the release of the new Men Of Honor Special Edition on Century Media Records coming out this Fall.
“We are still performing on Sept. 5th w/Twisted Sister at the Best Buy Theater in NYC & we are looking into a doing a couple of shows in the Tri- State area later this year.
“The band apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused but is very excited to deliver this new release & hit the road soon after to fully support it!”
Source: The Gauntlet
August 30, 2014
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A good music publicist is not cheap. You can expect to pay anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000 per month or more for an “experienced” music publicist… and most of them have campaigns starting at a four-month minimum.
Often it is your band manager who deals with the publicist on a day to day basis.
Hiring a good publicist can help you get to the next level… even before you have landed a manager.
Randy “Rocket” Cody of The Metal Den has contacts at a national & worldwide level and can reach out to them with ease about the artists he represents. He is one of the most widely known and respected heavy metal journalists working today.
So what should you expect from a music publicist once you hire them? You should expect someone who is extremely professional, friendly, a skilled writer, and someone who has a wealth of contacts and a track record for landing media coverage.
“Rocket” will do the following for your band:
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August 29, 2014
While there are revivalist bands, usually from the same scene, PYRE from Russia is turning the game on its head. Although Russia is traditionally rooted in old school music, Pyre decides to go the Swedish way but not eschewing the crusty riffing the country is known for.
The result is humongous – the appeal is rare and the intent has never been translated better perhaps. This is as good as what Dead Congregation had set out to achieve with that style but this is Swedish-inclined old school music with much depth and balance.
The album is an exercise of well-tempered death metal, that is at once caustic and mesmerizing. The songs are catchy, crusty, even imbued with doomy and melodic bits and include influences of bands such as Asphyx, Dismember, Comecon, Morgoth, even Death and Edge of Sanity.
Human Hecatomb will be released in a special digipack format by Chaos Records on October 6th.
“Far Beyond The Unknow”
“Last Nail In Your Coffin”
“Flesh To Poles”
“Under The DeathReign”
“We Came To Spill Thy Blood”
August 29, 2014
Den Headz, BYZANTINE will embark on their first tour in seven years this October. Thy Will be Done and IKILLYA will join them on the bill, which is being dubbed the ‘Release To Resolve Tour. Dates run as follows:
10/22 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St Pub
10/23 NYC, NY – The Studio at Webster Hall (‘Skateboard Marketing/RN showcase‘)
10/24 To Be Announced
10/25 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
10/26 Grand Rapids, Mi- The Stache
10/27 Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter Lounge
10/28 TBA – TBA
10/29 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
10/30 TBA – TBA
10/31 Charleston, WV – The Blue Parrot
Source: The PRP
August 29, 2014
San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS will release their tenth studio album, “Blood In Blood Out”, in North America on October 14 via Nuclear Blast. The album art (seen above) was illustrated by Swedish artist Pär Olofsson, known worldwide for his incredible renderings that have graced the covers of countless heavy metal albums, including EXODUS’ “Let There Be Blood”.
“When I was working on the record, I was sitting around watching TV series like ‘Gangland’ and all these locked-up prison reality shows,” says EXODUS guitarist and main songwriter Gary Holt. “And I thought, ‘Yeah, that’s like EXODUS.’ It’s a brotherhood. You bleed to get in, you bleed to get out.
“I’ve been doing this kind of music since I was a teenager, and I’ll be doing it ’till I can’t physically do it anymore.”
The concept for the art was impressively envisaged by Olofsson based on the album title alone, as Gary Holt explains: “The concept came from Pär Olofsson. I fed him the title and he immediately came up with the final concept, and it’s perfect! One of my favorite covers we’ve ever done and it fits the title and theme to a T!”
“Blood In Blood Out” is EXODUS’ first album since the departure of the band’s lead singer of the past nine years, Rob Dukes, and the return of his predecessor, Steve “Zetro” Souza, who previously fronted EXODUS from 1986 to 1993 and from 2002 to 2004.
“Blood In Blood Out” track listing:
01. Black 13
02. Blood In, Blood Out
03. Collateral Damage
04. Salt In The Wound
05. Body Harvest
07. Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage
08. My Last Nerve
10. Honor Killings
11. Food For The Worms
“Blood In Blood Out” features a guest appearance by METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett on the song “Salt In The Wound”. “It felt really casual, really cool — just like it did back in 1980 when we were all just hanging out back in the day,” Hammett told RollingStone.com. “Me, recording a solo on their album was a huge thing for me. Other than the EXODUS demo that’s been heard by a lot of people, it’s the only time I ever recorded with EXODUS. It was a huge thing for me.”
He added: “I play a pretty cool solo, and then Gary comes in and plays another solo, and you know what? I listened to that and thought, ‘Wow, it’s 1982 all over again and here we are, Gary and I are trying to cut each other’s heads off with our guitar solos.’ Nothing has changed much in the last 30 years. I love it. I love those guys. I’ve only known them for most of my life, so I’m really happy that I finally got to record with them.”