Monthly Archives May 2013

GWAR – ‘Gwar-B-Q’ Commerical Released


In keeping with the tradition of past GWAR-B-Q’s, Slave Pit Inc. today released their latest commercial hyping what will certainly go down in history as the greatest GWAR-B-Q yet, presented once again by the Slave Pit and sponsored by Ring Dog Rescue. With tickets scheduled to go on sale in two weeks, the countdown is on for the most decadent, delicious, and downright depraved social event for mutant miscreants in the history of this mud-ball planet! Check out the cinematic masterpiece HERE.

Tickets for this barbaric extravaganza will be available June 6th at, and come in three different versions…

But wait! Before you buy your tickets, check out the “Win It Before You Can Buy It” contest on local Richmond radio station 102.1 the X, airing June 3rd-7th...

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PHILIP H. ANSELMO AND THE ILLEGALS – Streaming New Track “Walk Through Exits Only”


PHILIP H. ANSELMO AND THE ILLEGALS have unleashed a stream of the crushing new track “Walk Through Exits Only” online via Terrorizer. Check it out HERE.

Anselmo’s first ever solo album is due for release July 16th via Season of Mist.

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THE VENTING MACHINE – EP Release Pushed Back To August


Alameda, California’s THE VENTING MACHINE have changed the release date of their forthcoming new EP to coincide with a scheduled show in August. Here’s the statement from the band:

“We have set August 31st as our CD release show date. Details to follow…”

THE VENTING MACHINE signed with THE METAL DEN RECORDS in 2012 after winning TMD’s 2nd annual Battle of The Bands contest.

TMD Records

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WITHERSCAPE – New Track Posted Online


WITHERSCAPE, the stunning new atmospheric and progressive dark metal outfit formed by Swedish singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer extraordinaire Dan Swanö together with fellow Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ragnar Widerberg, has confirmed the release of their debut album, The Inheritance, to be July 29th in Europe and August 6th in North America via Century Media Records.

For a preview of WITHERSCAPE’s upcoming concept album, click this link to hear “Astrid Falls”.

Dan Swanö comments about the track: “‘Astrid Falls’ is one of my many favourite songs on the album. It represents the WITHERSCAPE sound in a good way. It’s showcasing the clean and growling vocal interplay and the overall ‘vibe’ of my and Ragnar’s playing as well as the dynamics of our songwriting...

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HAVOK – Premiere New Single


HAVOK’s new single “Give Me Liberty… Or Give Me Death” is now available for streaming online through the groups Facebook. The song is culled from the bands third full-length album for Candlelight Records, “Unnatural Selection“. That outing is headed for a June 25th release date.

Source: The PRP

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MASTERPLAN – Post New Music Video Online


International melodic metal band MASTERPLAN posted a new music video for the track “Keep Your Dream Alive.” The song will appear on the band’s new LP “Novum Initium,” which is due out June 14th via AFM Records.

“Nova Initium” marks the first to feature new members: vocalist Rick Altzi (At Vance/Thunderstone), Ex-Stratovarius bassist Jari Kainulainen (Cain’s Offering) and Cradle of Filth drummer Marthus Skaroupka (Inner Fear).

The track listing for “Novum Initium” is:

1. Per Aspera Ad Astra
2. The Game (see lyric video)
3. Keep Your Dream Alive
4. Black Night Of Magic
5. Betrayal
6. No Escape
7. Pray On My Soul
8. Earth Is Going Down
9. Return From Avalon
10. Through Your Eyes
11. Novum Initium
12. 1492 (Bonus Track) (Digipak Only) (Digipak Only)

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SOULFLY – Announce European Tour Dates


After signing to Nuclear Blast Entertainment, Brazilian act SOULFLY has announced a run of European summer tour dates.

Commented metal icon Max Cavalera: “Super fired up to bring Soulfly and Maximum Cavalera to Europe! We will be playing a new song off the upcoming Soulfly CD, which will be titled ‘Savages.’ See you in the moshpit!”

21.06. D Loreley – Metalfest
22.06. D Dischingen – Rock Am Härtsfeldsee
23.06. D Osnabrück – Bastard Club
24.06. D Lübeck – Rider’s Café
27.06. DK Copenhagen – Vega
28.06. B Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
30.06. NL Leeuwarden – Romein
03.07. F Montepellier – Secret Place
04.07. E Barcelona – Salmandra 1
05.07. E Madrid – Arena
06.07. E Huesca – Bullding
07.07. F Biarritz – L’atabal
09.07. F Nantes – Le Ferrailleur
10.07. I Milan – Caaroponte

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SKELETONWITCH – Announce New Album Title


SKELETONWITCH’ fifth studio effort has been named “Serpents Unleashed“. It was recorded at Godcity Studio with Converge‘s Kurt Ballou handling the production duties and should see a release this fall on Prosthetic Records. More details are expected soon.

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DEVILDRIVER – New Album Title, Artwork, And Release Date Revealed


DEVILDRIVER have confirmed that the title of their new album is Winter Kills. The album will be released worldwide on August 27th. The band recorded the album in Florida at Audio Hammer Studios and vocals in Los Angeles, CA at Dez’s home studio with Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, All That Remains) handling production duties.

The artwork for Winter Kills (seen above) features a photograph by Dean Karr. The layout was done by Ryan Clark/Invisible Creature.

DEVILDRIVER has worked with Lewis previously on “Beast” and “The Last Kind Words” and producer Mark Lewis’s prolific leadership of the new school of metal has yet again helped DEVILDRIVER deliver another Epic heavy Metal record. This record melds what the band does best...

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This week’s audio podcast features coverage on Dimebag’s wax figure, and music by DANZIG and TEJASMOSIS (TMD Records). Listen to it HERE.


THE ROCKET REPORT is a bi-weekly internet show produced by Randy “Rocket” Cody of The Metal Den, bringing the best in heavy music. Show sponsor packages are available by contacting:

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