November 23, 2014
Having recently lost a significant portion of their lineup (including bassist Evan Brewer and drummer Alex Rudinger) THE FACELESS will return early next year with yet another revised roster. The group haven’t announced who will take their spots yet, but they have confirmed the following two appearances:
01/17 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum (‘Overload Festival‘)
01/24 Dallas, TX – Trees (‘Winter Jamboree‘)
Source: The PRP
November 22, 2014
Jeff “Mantas” Dunn of Venom and M:PIRE OF EVIL fame has launched a new music webpage with the following update:
“Ok boys and girls, so here’s the plan . . .
As I said on the home page of this site I am constantly writing guitar riffs and music so, time to put it all to some good use.
Another thing I hope you noticed is the photo on the Mantas page of me with four abandoned kittens whilst on vacation . . if not please take a look.
Virtually every pet I have had since being a kid has been a rescue animal . . cats, dogs, rabbits and even a mouse and a hamster! Yes, your friendly neighbourhood Metal Maniac is a big softy at heart, especially when it comes to these little guys.
If you are anything like me I’m sure it absolutely sickens and disgusts you to see how some so-called ‘human beings’ treat those who when given a safe environment in which to live return that small consideration with so much unconditional love.
I know we can’t change the world overnight but we can make a small difference if we do it together, no matter how small . . it helps.
I have recently re-located to Portugal with my girlfriend, and as we make new friends here we have discovered that all of their pets are rescue animals and so obviously we decided to go down the same route. As a result we have been given the details of a rescue centre nearby.
November 21, 2014
Anticipating their upcoming 15th studio album release entitled “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” via Century Media Records on January 26th, 2015 in Europe and January 27th, 2015 in North America, British Grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH are now launching a first online song-sample as an appetizer.
Check out the new NAPALM DEATH track “Cesspits” Decibel Magazine’s blog:
While currently still on tour in Europe, NAPALM DEATH’s vocalist Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway checked in to comment on the track as follows:
“Cesspits is both literally and figuratively about people living in holes. It is perhaps one of the ultimate indignities and one of those things that a blind eye is often turned to. The subject matter called for a very savage delivery, and although there are quite a few musical facets to this song, it doesn’t stop letting rip.”
Further details about “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album will be revealed soon…
Here is a list of all upcoming NAPALM DEATH Tour Dates:
NAPALM DEATH – Live 2014:
Presented by Rage Wear, OX Fanzine, Slam Magazine & Fuze Mag.
21.11.2014 Paris (France) – Le Trabendo + Hatebreed
22.11.2014 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Speedfest
26.11.2014 Tokyo (Japan) – Liquidroom + Brutal Truth
27.11.2014 Osaka (Japan) – Club Quattro + Brutal Truth
28.11.2014 Nagoya (Japan) – Electric Lady Land + Brutal Truth
30.11. 2014 Tokyo (Japan) – Earthdom + Brutal Truth
NAPALM DEATH – Live 2015:
22.-26.01.2015 Florida/Jamaica – 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise
“Through Space And Grind” North American Tour 2015:
Featuring NAPALM DEATH & VOIVOD
w/ Exhumed, Iron Reagan and Black Crown Initiate
and special guests (on select dates) Ringworm, Dayglo Abortions, Theories and Phobia
01.27.2015 Miami, FL – Grand Central *
01.28.2015 St Petersburg, FL – State Theater *
01.29.2015 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade *
01.30.2015 Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s *
01.31.2015 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage *
02.02.2015 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater *
02.03.2015 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
02.04.2015 Toronto, ON – Opera House
02.05.2015 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
02.06.2015 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
02.07.2015 Worcester, MA – Palladium *
02.08.2015 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater *
02.09.2015 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom *
02.10.2015 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s *
02.11.2015 Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam *
02.12.2015 Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo
02.13.2015 Regina, SK – The Exchange
02.14.2015 Calgary, AB – Republik
02.15.2015 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
02.17.2015 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater **
02.18.2015 Seattle, WA – Studio 7 #
02.19.2015 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02.20.2015 Oakland, CA – Metro ##
02.21.2015 Fresno, CA – Strummers ##
02.22.2015 Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
02.23.2015 Tempe, AZ – Club Red ##
02.24.2015 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater ##
02.25.2015 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall ##
02.26.2015 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater ##
02.27.2015 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey ##
02.28.2015 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s ##
* = Ringworm, ** = Dayglo Abortions, # = Theories, ## = Phobia
Source: SMN News
November 21, 2014
Den Headz, tickets for MARILYN MANSON’s THE HELL NOT HALLELUJAH U.S. Tour go on sale today. All tickets sold come with a digital download of THE PALE EMPEROR, redeemable online on 1/20/15. Visit MarilynManson.com this Friday to buy tickets and see more details.
1/21/15 Washington, DC The Fillmore
1/23/15 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
1/24/15 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
1/26/15 New York, NY Terminal 5
1/27/15 Long Island, NY Paramount
1/28/15 Boston, MA House of Blues
1/30/15 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
1/31/15 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem
2/2/15 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
2/3/15 Detroit, MI Fillmore
2/5/15 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
2/6/15 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino
2/7/15 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
2/9/15 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
2/11/15 Denver, CO Fillmore
2/13/15 Tempe, AZ Marquee
2/14/15 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Source: The Gauntlet
November 21, 2014
KORN’s early 2015 plans will include a tour of Europe and the UK, here’s the dates booked thus far:
1/14 Dublin, IRE – 3 Arena
1/16 Sheffield, UK – Motorpoint Arena
1/18 Glasgow, UK – The Hydro
1/19 Newcastle, UK – Metro Radio Arena
1/20 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
1/22 Liverpool, UK – Echo Arena
1/23 London, UK – Wembley SSE Arena
1/24 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
1/26 Nottingham, UK – The Capital FM Arena
1/27 Birmingham, UK – Barclaycard Arena
1/29 Groningen, NET – De Oosterpoort en de Stadsschouwburg
1/30 Cologne, GER – Palladium
2/01 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
Source: The PRP
November 21, 2014
METALLICA has been taking part in a week-long residency on The Late Late Show, and the other night performed “For Whom The Bell Tolls.”
If you missed it, you can still watch footage of that performance this location.
Last night Metallica continued the nightly residency by performing “Enter Sandman” on the Craig Ferguson show.
You can also catch Metallica’s final performance of the week tonight on CBS at at 12:35/11:35 C.
November 21, 2014
Spanish thrashers ANGELUS APATRIDA have unleashed a preview clip from the upcoming new album “Hidden Evolution,” the band’s fifth full length. The album is set for release on January 19th (EU) and January 27th (North America) via Century Media Records. Check it out HERE.
“Hidden Evolution” was recorded at Ultrasound Studio in Moita, Portugal with producer Daniel Cardoso. The track listing is as follows:
2. First World Of Terror
4. Tug Of War
5. Serpents On Parade
6. Wanderers Forever
7. End Man
8. Speed Of Light
9. I Owe You Nothing
10. Hidden Evolution
November 21, 2014
“Taking Metal Bands To The NEXT LEVEL!”
This basically involves writing and sending out press releases on behalf of your band to your fans and to media types such as music editors, record labels, radio programmers and concert promoters.
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:
Write or edit bio with distinct story representative of the client.
Target all heavy metal media, including: radio, weeklies, dailies, blogs, ezines, freelancers, video and television outlets.
Solicit metal media for show previews, reviews, interviews and airplay.
Target personal contacts throughout worldwide metal media.
Send press releases and kits to media and will continue to follow-up to encourage press coverage.
If releasing album, to send press release and press kits announcing record release party and information about record to targeted media list.
Write UNLIMITED press on your band published at TMD’s official site,
with heavy bulletin marketing via TMD’s sites on MySpace, Twitter, Facebook and ReverbNation!
Give feedback on publicity photo and connect with photographer if necessary.
You also get a monthly report that details all of the placements, and you will also be provided online links to coverage or hard copies of articles that have been published.
1 week for $200
1 month for $1,000
3 months for $2,500
6 months for $4,200
1 year for $6,600
*Special pricing expires as of November 30th, 2014
November 20, 2014
With the release of BARING TEETH’s blistering Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins full-length now less than one week away, today Revolver Magazine offers up a stream of the release in its entirety.
Hailing from Dallas, Texas, BARING TEETH spews forth an immersive, compelling, and wholly haunting brand of audio sickness fusing seemingly conflicting attributes — streamlined songwriting and dizzying technicality, ambience and brute force, density and angularity, order and chaos — into a fully realized, cohesive listening excursion. Recently designated one of the best metal bands in North Texas by The Dallas Observer, the band’s forthcoming Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins long player is a true genre-bending masterwork sure to floor metallers of all walks. No Clean Singing notes, “Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins does more than throw a fresh coat of paint on an old style; it seeks to question and re-define the depths and mission of death metal. In the process, the album submerges you in a haunting despair that brings a cold clinical chill to your bones and its mesmerizing effect lingers long after the music ends. Feeding you misanthropy that blooms kaleidoscopically, it teaches that walls exist only to be mutated and destroyed until the newly scarred forms resemble nothing the mind can grasp with comfort.” Elsewhere Gear Gods gushes, “BARING TEETH’s sophmore slump-defier is Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins. It builds upon the Gorguts-inspired fractured take on extreme metal that the trio executed on so well with their initial release, but adds to it a much more oppressive atmosphere not unlike Deathspell Omega’s busier moments. But in contrast with many of the band’s peers, BARING TEETH have been sonically captured with a big, roomy, natural tone that makes the haunting moments gel in a way that scares the bejesus out of me when I listen with the lights off. The sound is akin to what you’d get if a couple seasoned jazz cats struck up an impromptu jam, and were then promptly possessed by the tainted soul of Lucifer, the rebel king of Hell.”
Elaborates guitarist/vocalist Andrew Hawkins of the recording, “This album was a really difficult one to make. We pushed ourselves as songwriters and as musicians, but I think the extra focus we placed on crafting a complete, focused album really paid off. Every song plays into the larger whole while still being brutal and catchy, and we wrote much more concertedly this time around. Our goal was to make an album that pushes the extremes of [debut full-length] Atrophy as far as possible, and we’re really happy with the result.”
Hear for yourself, courtesy of Revolver Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
BARING TEETH will levy their sonic abrasions on a string of live assaults through Texas and Louisiana in the coming weeks with additional onstage debauchery in the plotting stages. Stay alert.
12/05/2014 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
1206/2014 The Scorpion’s Den – Midland, TX
12/13/2014 Liquid Lounge – Dallas, TX
12/20/2014 Gatsby’s Mansion – Denton, TX
01/09/2015 TBA – New Orleans, LA
01/10/2015 Hangar 21 – Shreveport, LA
Previously known as Soviet, BARING TEETH is an act formed by three musicians having collectively spent time playing in a plethora of acts including Cleric, Between The Buried And Me, Broadcast Sea and others. Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins was captured by Alex Bhore (This Will Destroy You) at Elmwood Recording, mixed by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets (The Body, Battles, Daughters), and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Swans).
November 20, 2014
Looking for a rock & roll escape next year?
Time to start planning a tropical vacation with rock legend OZZY OSBOURNE at next May’s Cool Breeze Concerts and Sharon Osbourne Present OZZFIESTA. This all-inclusive (all food, beverage, resort fees included, along with room credits to use towards a variety of onsite amenities), five-day event is set for Wednesday, May 27-Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the beautiful Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico (http://www.hrhrivieramaya.com/).
Beginning December 1, anyone who purchases an OZZFIESTA ticket during the month of December is automatically eligible for daily online giveaways. Each week’s giveaway will be Osbourne-themed with a week to honor OZZFIESTA headliner Ozzy Osbourne, OZZFIESTA presenter Sharon Osbourne, The Osbourne’s TV week and and OZZFest week. Beyond the daily giveaways, each week will include one grand prize, with one special OZZFIESTA grand prize to be given to a random winner.
OZZFIESTA will conclude with an intimate beachside closing night performance from OZZY with full sets from Black Label Society and a special TBA guest, along with a variety of additional performances. Other OZZFIESTA highlights include a dinner party hosted by Sharon Osbourne (included in select room packages), an opening night “Welcome Party” featuring a special acoustic set by Zakk Wylde, a Q&A session with OZZY OSBOURNE and his band, a Charity Golf Tournament benefitting The Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program, a hilarious Comedy Club Night featuring renowned stand-up comedians Jim Norton (Opie and Jim Norton Show) and Jim Florentine (That Metal Show), OZZFIESTA Karaoke night, Osbourne movie night, games (including Boozeicle chairs) and much more. Beyond Ozzy and Sharon, look for additional appearances and events throughout the weekend from other Osbourne family members.
Tickets for OZZFIESTA are available now at www.ozzfiesta.com. A just announced payment plan requires only a $199 deposit at time of purchase, with another $199 payment due January 16, another payment for the remaining 50% balance due February 15 with the remaining balance due March 15.
Ticket prices start at $1,899 per adult, $499 for children (4-17) and $100 for toddlers (newborn-3) and the first 500 rooms sold include a meet & greet with OZZY. All prices include room taxes and gratuities.
OZZFIESTA will take place at an all-inclusive five-star resort with all high-level amenities. The resort boasts Heaven at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya a “resort within the resort” exclusive to adult guests, which features three adults-only pools and a private beach on the serene waters of the Caribbean Sea surrounded by the natural sea cove. The luxurious location also offers two family pools and a private white sand beach nestled along the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, a world-class 18-hole Robert von Hagge-designed golf course, nine on-site restaurants (ranging from casual to international gourmet selections) and 24-hour room service, top-shelf alcoholic beverages in six bars, a teen “backstage” lounge, the Little Big Club™ Experience children’s area with interactive play rooms and activities and playrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms and throughout the resort property, unlimited phone calls to the continental U.S. and Canada. In addition, each room booked includes a $750 resort credit (which can be used for spa treatments, massages, golf and much more).