Monthly Archives July 2010
After a triumphant European tour that included appearances at the With Full Force and Dour Festivals, Antarctic rock gods GWAR have returned to their ice-bound fortress, to drink blood and begin work on their newest and most gut-crushing album yet. That’s right, right now, at the sorta halfway point of GWAR’s special two-year long 25th Anniversary Slay-a-Bration, Slave Pit Inc. and Metal Blade Records are proud to announce the title of GWAR’s new album.
“Our new album is called Bloody Pit of Horror,” said ODERUS URUNGUS, front-thing and leading female impersonator. ‘We are fully aware that there is a movie of the same title, I assure you it has nothing to do with it, save the title, which we stole from them...Read More
Reading, PA’s THRODL has released their third full-length record entitled No Honour In Exile via DRP Records. Mixing elements of death/hardcore with old school punk and thrash, they’ve crafted a seriously wicked concept album that, get this, follows the life of a female serial killer named Lydia who “found a marriage in a blade”. Mixed by Mike Radka and DRP’s owner, Frank Phobia, the thirteen tracks offered up here tell the disturbing story in a highly effective manner through the lyrics. My favorite song is track four’s “Ruthless”, for the growling vocals from Brad Roche are as scary sounding as the thought of a woman stabbing a knife into the chest of a person...Read More
DARK FUNERAL’s vocalist Masse Broberg (aka Emperor Magus Caligula) has announced he is leaving the band:
“I would like to inform all of our fans that on Saturday, August 21, at the Summer Breeze festival in Germany, I will be doing my last show with Dark Funeral. Naturally I have ‘mixed feelings’ about this decision, but it is final! They say that every person will have about 15min of fame during their life! Well, I have had a ‘hell-of-a-ride’ for 15 years now together with Lord Ahriman and Dark Funeral. As some people love to spread weird rumors about others, let me make this clear once and for all...Read More
Den Headz, the first string of dates have been revealed for “Persistence Tour 2010” which is slated to happen in Europe later this year. On the bill is SICK OF IT ALL, SEPULTURA, BLOOD FOR BLOOD, UNEARTH, EVERGREEN TERRACE and more bands to be announced. Here are the confirmed dates:
December 3rd Deinze, BEL – Brielpoort
December 4th Dresden, GER – Messe Dresden
December 5th Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
December 7th Stuttgart, GER – Philharmonie Filderstadt
December 8th Paris, FRA – Elysée Montmartre
December 9th Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
December 10th Geiselwind, GER – Autohof Strohofer
December 11th Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
December 12th Eindhoven, NET – Klokgebouw
Christofer Johnsson, the creative force behind Sweden’s genre-defying THERION, has issued the following statement:
“Now that we have posted Nalle(y)’s message to the fans, I’ll give some comments on it myself.
“Naturally, it may sound worrisome that there has been announced two changes in the live line-up in such a short time frame. But the Nalle situation is not something that has happened recently; we have known this could be the case since last year and we have had a replacement ready for months...Read More
DEVILDRIVER bassist Jon Miller has issued the following band update, in concern with details about the band’s next album and upcoming DD tour plans:
“Hi, everyone. This is Miller. I am back in ….Santa Barbara…. after returning home a week early from the end of DevilDriver’s 2010 European summer tour. I want to thank our guitar tech, Dave Burke and tour manager, Bubble for saving the day at the last minute and playing bass for me.
Unfortunately, I had pressing medical issue that needed immediate attention. I am feeling much better now and am beyond stoked to be a part of this year’s Ozzfest. We are doing a ….U.S…....Read More
Swedish heavy metal sensations ENFORCER have been confirmed for this year’s Sonisphere festival in the UK, which is set to take place from Friday, 30th July to Sunday, 1st August.
Terrorizer magazine cover stars ENFORCER are among the latest bands to be added to the bill for the UK’s edition of Sonisphere, joining such legendary acts as ANTHRAX, SLAYER, ALICE IN CHAINS and IRON MAIDEN. ENFORCER will be playing on Saturday, July 31st at 11:30am on the Bohemia Stage.
ENFORCER frontman OLOF WIKSTRAND comments:
“We’re really excited to go on stage on the Sonisphere Festival and show the whole of UK what heavy metal’s all about again. We’re gonna put on a hell of a show over there and leave no one untouched by our message of evil...Read More
Reading, Pennsylvania (USA) metal act THRODL released its sophomore effort, “No Honour In Exile,” on DRP Records (May 7, 2010). Available at F.Y.E., Best Buy, Amazon.com, Relapse.com, SeeOfSound.com, iTunes, & other fine retailers – “No Honour In Exile” is a sonic lesson in violence, anger and chaos that weaves a web of crushing Deathcore riffs & ear-grabbing hooks, with hints of classic Metal and Hardcore.
In conjunction with the release of No Honour In Exile,” ThrodL has also released two brand new music videos. A concept music video for the hit single, “Ruthless,” – directed by Dave Causa (The DC Experience) – was released on YouTube on May 27, 2010...Read More