Monthly Archives November 2012

SOULFLY – 2013 North American Tour Dates


SOULFLY has confirmed new tour dates across North America in early 2013. In support they will be joined by Incite, the Phoenix-based thrash-metal band led by Richie Cavalera.

February 15 Las Vegas, NV LVCS
February 16 Los Angeles, CA The Key Club
February 17 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
February 20 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
February 21 Vancouver, BC Venue
February 23 Edmonton, AB Starlite Ballroom
February 24 Calgary, AB Republik
February 25 Saskatoon, SK Louis’
February 26 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Center
February 27 Fargo, ND House of Rock @ The Hub
March 7 Flint, MI Machine Shop
March 8 Toronto, ON Mod Club
March 9 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
March 10 Portland, ME Asylum
March 11 S...

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EARTHEN GRAVE – Announces New Drummer


Chicago’s EARTHEN GRAVE welcomes Chris Wozniak (Lair of the Minotaur), as the band’s new drummer. Wozniak replaces previous drummer Scott Davidson.

Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Chris “Woz” Wozniak has performed on drums in a variety of rock, folk, and metal bands for over 20 years. He has played with local acts Trifog and Blood of Martyrs, and is currently the drummer for national acts I Klatus and Lair of the Minotaur. In reference to LOTM’s 2008 release War Metal Battle Master, Decibel Magazine described Woz as being “skilled at treating his drum kit like trash cans that must be killed.” It’s this very intensity which made him the perfect fit for Chicago’s epic doom collective.

Bassist Ron Holzner will be guest DJing on Diane Farris’ Peer Pressure segmen...

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Prosthetic Records are proud to announce the signing of experimental metallers NERO DI MARTE.

Founded in Bologna, Italy in 2007, the band will unveil their long-awaited self-titled release, a unique and experimental approach to structure, sound and atmosphere, in the spring of 2013.You can check out a teaser video of the new album HERE.

Vocalist/guitarist Sean Worrell commented, “We are absolutely thrilled and honored to be working with Prosthetic Records, a label which has had and still has some of the most amazing bands out there. We are very thankful to them and can’t wait for you all to hear our album, the release of which is long overdue. We will hopefully see you on the road during 2013!”

Duncan Dinsdale, European label manager of Prosthetic Records, added, “It’s a rarity to dis...

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METALLICA – Release Trailer For “Quebec Magnetic” Live DVD/Blu-ray


A new trailer for Metallica‘s upcoming live DVD outing, “Quebec Magnetic“, can be viewed HERE. The group will release the offering on DVD & Blu-ray on December 11th in North America. The set includes 26 songs recorded live at the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, QC back on October 31st and November 01st of 2009.

Source: The PRP

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Candlelight Records has announced the signing of Las Vegas’ DEMON LUNG. The band, featuring guitarist Phil Burns, basisst Patrick Warren, drummer Jeremy Brenton and vocalist Shanda Fredrick, is set to begin recording its full-length debut in December at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with producer Billy Anderson (SLEEP, HIGH ON FIRE, EYEHATEGOD) for a spring 2013 release.

The band commented: “We are very honored to join the Candlelight roster. To be included among such talented artists is very humbling, and we thank the great people at Candlelight for giving us the opportunity.”

Source: The Gauntlet

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN – “Spellbound” Details Revealed


Guitar legend Yngwie Malmsteen announced that his new Rising Force LP will be entitled “Spellbound” and will be released on December 5, 2012 via Epic Records. For the release, Malmsteen will also handle the lead vocals, replacing Tim “Ripper” Owens, who performed on the 2010 LP “Relentless.” Audio samples for the album are available through Amazon over at this location.

The track listing for “Spellbound” is as follows:

1. Spellbound
2. High Compression Figure
3. Let’s Sleeping Dog Lie
4. Repent
5. Majestic 12 Suite 1,2 & 3
6. Electric Duet
7. Nasca Lines
8. Poisoned Mind
9. God Of War
10. Iron Blues
11. Turbo Amadeus
12. From A Thousand Cuts?
13. Requiem For The Lost

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE – Reveals New Album Details


Armoury Records, in conjunction with Hamburg, Germany-based earMUSIC, will release the sixth studio album from American metallers CIRCLE II CIRCLE this Winter. Led by former Savatage vocalist Zak Stevens, the 12-track Seasons Will Fall promises to be the band’s strongest album to date both musically and sonically blending Stevens’ history and unique “Savatage style” with the fresh sounds he’s meticulously developed with CIIC — a commanding fusion of metal and hard rock, powered by his passionate melodic rock vocals. From the howling guitar riffs of “Diamond Blade” and “Killing Death” to the energetic sound of “Never Gonna Stop,” the album contains everything you want from a heavy rock album.

earMUSIC/Edel and Zak Stevens have enjoyed critical acclaim and commer...

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Orange County, California metalcore act SPEAKING THE KING’S has signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. STK’s vocalist Bobby Burap comments on the new partnership:

“Very few bands get the opportunity to take their act to an international level. That being said… we are extremely excited to announce that Speaking the King’s have signed to Nuclear Blast Records. It’s an absolute honor to be able to work with such a juggernaut in the current music scene. Having so many prominent bands on their roster, we’re striving to carry on this tradition of excellence with our desire to work hard and produce the best product possible. Thank you to everyone who has supported us from day one. This is only the beginning.”

Nuclear Blast also issued the following press release:

“Formed du...

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MESHUGGAH – Announces New Tour Dates


MESHUGGAH Dates have begun to surface that will have Animals As Leaders, and Intronaut along for tour support. It’s all set to kick off in February. Here’s the latest (there will be more dates):

2/11 Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
2/12 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage Theatre
2/13 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
2/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
2/15 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
2/16 Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
2/17 Boston, MA @ HOB Boston
2/19 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
2/20 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland
2/21 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
2/24 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
3/1 Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
3/3 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

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GRAVEN IMAGE – New Track Streaming


Connecticut metal act GRAVEN IMAGE are streaming the second new track “Demons” from the forthcoming debut CD “The Future Started Yesterday.” Check it out HERE. The album is scheduled for release on December 15, 2012 at the band’s performance at Cook’s Cafe in Naugatuck, CT (with Endtime Illusion, Our Own Destruction and the debut live performance of Fear Apparent).

The concept “The Future Started Yesterday” deals with a injured soldier returning home from the battlefield having to deal not only with his physical health but the psychological traumas from the war. Guitarist Paul Coleman describes “Demons” as the part where “he wakes from surgery and has no one and nowhere to go and he is reflecting on the war, his injury and were his life is.”

The track listing for “The Future Started Ye...

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