Monthly Archives May 2010

WAKING THE CADAVER – New Album Details


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England’s Siege of Amida Records will release Beyond Cops. Beyond God, the new album from New Jersey’s WAKING THE CADAVER, in North America on August, 10th. Produced by Joe Cincotta (Suffocation, Internal Bleeding) and featuring incredibly visual art/packaging by Tony Khoel (The Black Dahlia Murder), Beyond Cops. Beyond God is the band’s first album to see proper American distribution.

With Beyond Cops. Beyond God, the five-piece go for broke delivering a lethal collection of unrelenting death-meets-gore-meets-grind-meets-hardcore anthems that will have the weak feverously running for cover. A renewed commitment to the cause, with two new members now in their ranks, the album is a frightening, high caliber platter that will pierce any shell on impact.

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GxSxD Signs With PULVERISED RECORDS


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Pulverised Records is pleased to welcome Japanese death metal fiends GxSxD to their expanding roster of extreme! An abbreviation for “God Send Death,” GxSxD formed in 2002 and, barely a decade into the band’s career, found themselves touring massively throughout their homeland, gaining widespread popularity as one of the most powerful death metal acts to emerge from Japan. Offering an unforgiving, flawlessly executed assault of Euro-influenced DM, GxSxD’s live appeal is further accentuated by the synchronized windmill headbanging of twin brothers Yusuke and Yohsuke Oka’s.

Said the band of the signing: “Finally we have found our home! We are very excited to work with Pulverised Records since we [consider] them one of best labels around. We’ll prove what we can do.”

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OZZY OSBOURNE – Scare At Madame Tussauds!


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Den Headz, during a promotional tour in support of his new album, “Scream”, long running Prince of Darkness, OZZY OSBOURNE , 61, had some fun making ordinary people scream by frightening the bejeezus out of them. Check out the one and only Ozzy scaring unsuspecting tourists at the wax museum Madame Tussauds New York in Times Square. View the footage below! When you’re done with that, play the new Ozzy scavenger game by finding 10 ravens here.

“Scream” — Ozzy’s first album in nearly three years and 10th record overall — will be released on June 22 in North America through Epic Records.

http://www.ozzy.com/

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DESPISED ICON – Final European Tour


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Canadian deathcore act DESPISED ICON will be teaming up with The Black Dahlia Murder for their final European tour together. Here are the confirmed dates:

August 06th Leisnig, GER – Sucks N Summer
August 07th Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air
August 08th Port Lympne, UK – Hevy Fest
August 09th Sheffield, UK – Corporation
August 10th London, UK – Garage
August 12th Jaromer, VZE – Brutal Assault
August 13th Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos Saal
August 14th Ieper, BEL – Ieper Fest
August 15th Rotterdam, NET – Baroreg
August 16th Bochum, GER – Matrix (feat. Suffocation, Dying Fetus)
August 17th Saabrucken, GER – Garage
August 18th Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
August 19th Wien, AUT – Szene (feat. Suffocation, Dying Fetus)
August 20th Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze

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FIREWIND – To Release “Days of Defiance”


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Greek metal band FIREWIND, led by the young guitar sensation Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne), has returned with the scathing new effort Days of Defiance, which is easily their defining moment. The much anticipated disc is set for a fall release and it’s a truly ambitious and dynamic opus featuring some of the most brilliant guitar playing the genre has seen in many years. Be sure to stay tuned to www.myspace.com/firewind in the coming weeks for the new album’s cover art, track listing and samples of new songs.

FIREWIND are also currently featured on Metal Hammer UK’s May edition (Issue 205) Judas Priest Tribute CD presenting a blistering version of the classic “Breaking The Law” track to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the British Steel album. For more information, please visit www...

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ALLEGAEON – Unveil Album Cover Art


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Colorado (USA) metal act ALLEGAEON have unveiled the cover art for their Metal Blade Records debut, Fragments of Form and Function. The art was done by none other than Colin Marks, who is known for his intense artwork for the likes of: Scar Symmetry, Nevermore, Strapping Youn Lad, etc. Fragments marks the band’s first full length release and was produced by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage) and recorded at Flatline Audio in January 2010.

Vocalist Ezra Haynes discusses the concepts behind the album: “The concept of Fragments of Form and Function is in one way or another science related theories. Some of the topics we touch base on are cryonics, stem cell research, evolution, pharmaceutical structure and so on.”

Fragments Of Form And Function track listing:
1. The Cleansing
2. The Renewal
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MASTODON – Cancels European Tour


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American heavy metal act MASTODON regret to inform their fans that their upcoming Summer tour of Europe originally set to begin June 5 in Germany and ending July 3 in Finland has been cancelled. Guitarist Bill Kelliher, who has been diagnosed with Pancreatitis, has been advised by doctors to continue further medical treatment. Bill’s medical team are optimistic and expect a full recovery in the weeks ahead as the band looks forward to being part of BlackDiamondSkye, also featuring Alice In Chains, Deftones, slated to begin Sept. 16, in Chicago.

http://www.myspace.com/mastodon

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EXODUS – Joins 70000TONS OF METAL


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Den Headz, they really thrashed up the San Francisco Bay Area over the past weeks, but now it is time for an EXODUS from this place! With 18 out of 40 bands on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival, is setting sail again. What’s their course? You will know soon…

The confirmed 18 out of 40 bands are:

Amon Amarth
Death Angel
Epica
Exodus
Finntroll
Forbidden
Moonspell
Obituary
Raven
Saxon
Sodom
Sonata Arctica
Stratovarius
Swashbuckle
Testament
Trouble
Uli Jon Roth
Witchburner


70000TONS OF METAL will sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to Cozumel, Mexico and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 28, 2011.

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ROWAN ROBERTSON – Remembers DIO


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Former DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson shares some memories about his old boss Ronnie James Dio:

“I thought perhaps I would share a memory or two of Ronnie here in my blog.

With this terrible turn of events, amongst all the feelings it brings up, I am taken back to a wonderful time in my life where every day I spent , shall we say, in the prescence of the king! I would rehearse six, I think days a week with Dio, in various rehearsal studios around the San Fernando Valley and Burbank. So many memories of people, places, events… pictures in my head of Ronnie telling stories or cracking jokes...

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OZZY OSBOURNE – Are You Ready To “Scream”?


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OZZY OSBOURNE is set to release “Scream” on June 22nd via Epic Records, his first album in three years and 10th studio album overall. “Let Me Hear You Scream”–the album’s first single–is already Top Five (#5) on the Mainstream Rock Chart and Top Ten (#9) on the Active Rock chart in only its second week on the charts. The fist-pumping anthemic song had its world premiere, during a prison riot scene, on “CSI: NY” Wednesday, April 14th.

“Scream” was produced by OZZY and Kevin Churko, both of whom did the same honors for OZZY’s 2007 worldwide million-seller Black Rain, the album. The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recorded most of the album at his Los Angeles home studio, The Bunker, and co-wrote all the songs, primarily with Churko...

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