Monthly Archives June 2010

HATEBREED – Canada Dates Announced


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American hardcore metal veterans HATEBREED have scheduled a slew of Canadian headliner shows in September with support from EMMURE and STRAIGHT LINE STITCH. Here are the confirmed dates:

9/6 Windsor, ON @ The Blind Dog
9/7 London, ON @ The Music Hall
9/8 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
9/9 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
9/10 Ottawa, ON @ The New Capital Music Hall
9/11 Quebec City, QC @ Illot Fleurie Park
9/13 Moncton, NB @ Oxygen Nightclub
9/14 Halifax, NB @ The Cunard Centre

http://www.myspace.com/hatebreed

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LED ZEPPELIN – “Celebration Day” Pre-Vocal Mix!


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TMD unearths a rare pre-vocal mix recording of “Celebration Day” by the band widely considered to be the founders of heavy metal music: LED ZEPPELIN. The mix for the song includes only bass, drums and guitar. This track is known to have been recorded at some point during May and August of 1970. It is believed to have been composed primarily at a remote cottage in Wales known as Bron-Yr-Aur. “Celebration Day” is the third song off Zep’s masterful Led Zeppelin III record. The band’s manager Peter Grant served as the record’s executive producer.

As the story goes, vocalist Robert Plant’s lyrics for the song are in reference to his impressions of the city of New York. At points during Zep’s 1971 concert tour of the US, Plant would introduce the track as “The New York Song”.

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CATTLE DECAPITATION – New European Dates


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American deathgrind act CATTLE DECAPITATION have unleashed new dates for their “Human Harvest European Tour 2010” which will also feature GOROD and BEYOND TERROR BEYOND GRACE. Here are the new confirmed dates:

July 15th Svojsice, CZE – Obscene Extreme Fest 2010
July 17th Civitanova Marche, ITA – Rockonfest 2
July 18th Bologna, ITA – Blogos
July 20th TBA – TBA
July 21st Bilbao, SPA – Santana 27
July 22nd Porto, POR – Rio
July 23rd Madrid, SPA – Sala Inferno Bar
July 24th TBA – TBA
July 26th Wrexham, UK – Central Station
July 27th Manchester, UK – Moho Live
July 28th London, UK – The Gaff
July 29th Bristol, UK – The Croft
July 30th Namur, BEL – Cinex
July 31st Steenwijk, NET – Stonehenge Festival
August 1st Dubline, IRE – Fibber Magee’s
August 2nd Bel...

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Ex-FLATLINE Guitarist Recovering


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TMD has received this health update from the wife of Ex-FLATLINE guitarist Randy Weitzel:

“Randy and I want to thank everyone for all of their thoughts, prayers, meditations, emails, facebook messages, texts, calls, card and flowers. The outpouring of love that came to both of us during this scary time was amazing and we will be forever grateful. First and foremost, know that he is doing well, healing, recovering and really looking forward to getting back into the studio soon to record Three Thirteen’s FULL TILT. His sessions were postponed because of this crisis, and I know that getting back to work on the album is going to be the best healing therapy he could have. He had a closer call than any of us originally thought...

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SHADOWS FALL – To Release New Live DVD


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American metalcore act SHADOWS FALL are slated to release a new live DVD entitled, “Madness in Manila: Shadows Fall Live In The Philippines 2009“, via Everblack Industries/Ferret Music on August 24th. More details on the effort are expected to be released within the next few weeks.

http://www.myspace.com/shadowsfall

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CITY OF FIRE – Prepare To Be Ignited!


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The spark that ignited it all… it was early 2008 when the Cobalt Hotel in Vancouver hosted the reunion of CAUSTIC THOUGHT, a popular local band that had not played together for twelve years. Little did bassist Byron Stroud (FEAR FACTORY, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD), drummer Bob Wagner (ECONOLINE CRUSH), and guitarist Ian White know at the start that this special evening would light a spark that would take this reunion further than they initially expected.

After recruiting guitarist Terry Murray, the four decided to rearrange, write and record new material. As the writing came together Byron reached out to friend and band mate Burton C. Bell (FEAR FACTORY, ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS, G/Z/R, MINISTRY) and the final member was found. The spark that ignited on that very special night among old f...

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DIVINITY – “The Singularity” Is Coming


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About.com calls Canadian modern metal juggernaut DIVINITY “a band to keep an eye (and ear) on.” Following their debut album Allegory (2008, Nuclear Blast), the Alberta-based five-piece have crafted another polished album of melodic death/thrash that is sure to further their already growing fanbase.

Armed with an arsenal of growls, high-pitched screams and melodic clean vocals, The Singularity successfully works through an amalgamation of crushing thrash, complex progressive metal arrangements, and brutal death metal overtones. It should easily qualify as one of the year’s more memorable aural assaults. The poise of each song’s shifting time signatures and their unpredictable rhythmic insanities alone are devastating.

Release Date: 8/10/2010

Lyrically tackling the themes of mindl...

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BLOOD OF KINGU – New Album Details


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The second album from Ukrainian black metallers BLOOD OF KINGU already has an underground buzz not only for the cult status of its members (Drudkh, Hate Forest), but for the unique sound the band create. Following the release of 2007 debut, De Occulta Philosophia, new album Sun In The House Of The Scorpion builds upon the band’s ritualistic melodies and revered shaman vocal delivery. Lyrically the band continue to pay homage to Sumerian, ancient Egyptian, Tibetan and Indo-Aryan mythology.

Release Date: 8/10/2010

“Fierce melodic aggression, killer riffing, and competent songwriting/musicianship,” says Sputnik Music when reviewing BLOOD OF KINGU’s sonic output. Metal Crypt adds, “Blood of Kingu are the real deal.”

Sun In The House Of The Scorpion Track Listing
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ZAKK WYLDE – Guitar Giveaway


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To celebrate the inaugural High Voltage Festival, Marshall and Epiphone have a mighty prize to give away. You could be the lucky winner of a Zakk Wylde signature ZV custom – a guitar that combines two of the most distinguishable guitar shapes into one. With its double-cutaway ‘SG’ top half and its radical ‘Flying V’ bottom half for extreme attitude, the ZV custom has an attitude like no other.

Couple that with an incredible amp from Zakk’s amp manufacturer of choice, the awesomely loud, all-new, all-valve, two channel 100W Marshall Full Stack and you’re looking at an amazing prize!

Go here for details!

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ROB HALFORD – New Single Premiere!


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JUDAS PRIEST legend Rob Halford has unleashed a new song entitled “The Mower”. Halford’s highly anticipated Halford 4 is slated to hit streets in October!

Listen to the new Halford track here.

http://www.robhalford.com/index.php

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