Monthly Archives November 2010
Swedish black metal titans WATAIN have been setting North America ablaze with a sound and stage show that is a true assault to the senses. Touring in support of their Lawless Darkness full-length released via Season Of Mist earlier this year, the wild ride commenced in Pittsburgh on November 6 and has been sweeping its way across the country with relentless fury. Support bands, Goatwhore and Black Anvil, have helped make the tour package one of the most pummeling (and talked about) of the year.
Said WATAIN in a collective statement: “The Lawless Darkness Tour marches on relentlessly across the States...Read More
Swedish death metal act AMON AMARTH have just announced the title of the band’s forthcoming album as Surtur Rising. Due out in the spring of 2011, Surtur Rising marks the group’s 8th full-length studio release and undoubtedly one of 2011’s most anticipated releases by fans and critics alike. Surtur Rising is the follow up to the highly acclaimed, 2008 release, Twilight of the Thunder God, which landed the #7 spot in Revolver Magazine’s Top 20 Albums of 2008. Outburn declared how Twilight of the Thunder God “will render you nothing short of ecstatic” and Time Out New York noted that “Amon Amarth plays some of the most unabashedly epic metal you’re likely to find these days.” Be sure to stay tuned to MetalBlade.com for more details on Surtur Rising.
AMON AMARTH is:
Johan Hegg: Vocals
Den Headz, Portland punishers DARKBLACK are preparing for their eight-show West Coast tour which kicks off this Wednesday, in celebration of their new Midnight Wraith EP, to be released the same day. Several shows have been altered since previous announcements; see the newest dates below.
Early reviews of Midnight Wraith are flowing in now from domestic and foreign media outlets, brimming with praise of the band’s primal, slick approach to traditional heavy metal on the newest material from the band. Composed of five unrelenting heavy metal anthems realized in the murky gloom of the band’s hometown of Portland, Oregon and recorded at Revolver Studios by Nalin Silva, Midnight Wraith tells tales of death, betrayal, unholy spirits and fantastic battles...Read More
MURDERDOLLS, the group that features SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, recently announced that they have canceled their upcoming tour of the United States due to a family emergency. Here’s the official statement on the matter:
“Due to an unforeseeable family emergency Murderdolls have been forced to cancel the upcoming Violent Night, Deadly Night tour. These decisions are never easy to make and we did everything we could to keep from having to cancel, but this was unavoidable. We’ll do our best to make up the dates in 2011. For those who bought tickets, refunds are available from point of purchase. Sorry ghoulscouts but we’ll see you all soon!”
Den Headz, BLACK TUSK and HOWL will be taking off overseas together early in 2011 for the following string of European/UK shows:
2/04 Saarbrücken, GER – Garage
2/05 Essen, GER – Cafe Nova
2/06 Amsterdam, NET – Winston
2/08 Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
2/09 London, UK – Underworld
2/10 Gent, BEL – Decadance
2/15 Segrate, ITA – Magnolia
2/16 Parma, ITA – Le Male Club
2/17 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
2/18 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
2/19 Budapest, HUN – Tündergyar
2/20 Wien, AUT – Arena
2/21 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
2/23 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
2/24 Copenhagen, DEN – Beta
2/26 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturi
2/27 Tampere, FIN – Klubi
CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC have reached an agreement with Pennsylvania’s ARGUS for the release of their new album entitled Boldly Strides The Doomed.
ARGUS was formed in 2007 and features Bruce Balich of Penance fame on vocals. They released their self-titled debut album on Shadow Kingdom records in 2009, which was greeted warmly by the metal press immediately, Decibel Magazine describing them as “…a chest-thumping display of epic heavy metal as performed by a bunch of staunch doom metal fans. Indeed, ARGUS are all about big riffs, galloping anthems, dark melodies and tube amps.”
The recordings of Boldly Stride The Doomed will take place at Soundscape Studios in Pittsburgh. The initial tracking sessions are set to begin this week and will continue throughout December and January...Read More
It’s been a while since I rocked one of these out, so I figured now
was as good a time as any to recap 2010 and the incredible achievements
that were accomplished this year at the HOTTEST heavy metal news site in the
TMD’s site is on pace for roughly 300,000 total page views in 2010 and 150,000 visitors!
Not one penny has been spent by myself or my partner, Eddie Karam, on any
advertising for TMD’s site… so I would definitely say these numbers are
terribly encouraging for a relatively young site that has only been in operation
since 2007. The advertising you see on our site is provided through our new partnership
with Fixion Media and really has been working out great so far.
It’s crazy to think how many sites published TMD news this year that had never
The 2011 edition of The Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival has announced dates and venues for the forthcoming touring, multi-band event. The official band lineup will be revealed Jan/2011:
July 9 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheatre
July 10 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 12 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheater
July 13 – Boise, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Wireless Pavilion
July 16 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
July 17 – Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
July 19 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 20 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 22 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
July 23 – Montreal, QUE – Parc Jean Drapeau
July 24 – Hartford, CT – T...Read More
Den Headz, Austin, Texas (USA) metal act THE SWORD have unleashed their new music video for the song “Lawless Lands”. It can be viewed down below. The clip is the second in a trilogy of videos the band shot with Artificial Army (The Mars Volta, Dead Meadow). The trilogy started with the video for “Tres Brujas” and will conclude with the forthcoming video for “Night City“.
Sumerian black/thrash act MELECHESH will play the first shows in support of the bands brand new epic studio effort “The Epigenesis”.
Commented bandleader Ashmedi: “Finally we will be taking the new songs to the stage, we will play a special extended set including a version of the epic title track , it will be an ideal way to mark the release of our new album and share The Epigenesis experience with you, we will be awakening the giants.”
Check out an exclusive tour trailer HERE!
Awakening The Giants 2010
Presented by: Aardschok, Legacy, Metalnews.de, Noise-Web.com, Rock Tribune
30.11. FR Paris – Tarbendo
01.12. FR Nantes – Le Ferrailleur
02.12. HOL Tilburg – o13
03.12. HOL Groningen – Vera
04.12. GER Essen – Turock
05.12. BEL Antwerp – Trix