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TMD Promotions – Ready To Take Your Band To The Next Level?

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The Metal Den was created by legendary Rock n Roll journalist Randy “Rocket” Cody. Is your up and coming heavy metal band looking to take your ‘publicity’ to the NEXT LEVEL? Press releases, bookings, band publicist, band management, phone consultations… The Metal Den Promotions is metal’s most widely acclaimed PR operation via the worldwide web today!


 Seven years ago, "Rocket" began to develop his following as the most viewed writer @

Rocket's online band articles have received over one million page views worldwide since 2006!

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 The phenomenal success Rocket experienced during his tenure at helped inspire the launch of THE METAL DEN.COM in 2006 with partner Eddie Karam.


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TMD Promotions: Is Your Band Ready For The NEXT LEVEL?


The number ONE reason bands are not successful today… they simply don’t know how to use
PRESS RELEASES to drive their own PUBLICITY!

Essentially, TMD Promo’s program is a press-driven marketing system and BOOKING LEADS GENERATOR designed to help grow out a band’s fan base via the web and gets you tied to a critical ‘genre-specific’ music consumer reach via press marketing… in this case worldwide metal consumers, booking agents and record labels that are part of TMD’s impressive membership. The overall exposure TMD gets your band for the dollar value cannot be touched.


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MERAUDER – New Song Available Online


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Check out the track HERE. The band’s new album, “God Is I”, is scheduled for release on June 19 via Sweden’s Regain Records.

Vocalist Jorge Rosado says, “This is one of the most important and brutal records we’ve ever worked on and it’s all worth it!!!”

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GOATWHORE – Upcoming Tour Dates


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The following dates are confirmed:

05/29    Lafayette, LA                 Grant Street Music Hall w/ Crowbar

06/13    Houma, LA                    The City Club

Tour w/ Abigail Williams, Daath, Abysmal Dawn, S.W.W.A.A.T.S

06/24    Atlanta, GA                    The Masquerade

06/25    Jacksonville, FL  Jack Rabbits

06/27    Raleigh, NC                   Volume 11

06/28    Virginia Beach, VA          Peppermint Beach Club

06/29    Baltimore, MD                Sonar

06/30    Louisville, KY                 Uncle Pleasants

07/01    Waterloo, IA                  Spicoli's Grill

07/02    Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry

07/03    Thunder Bay, ON           Black Pirate Pub

07/04    Winnipeg, MB                Royal Albert Arms

07/05    Regina, SK                     Exchange

07/06    Saskatoon...

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GOATWHORE – To Release New Album June 23rd


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For the follow-up to 2006's "A Haunting Curse," Goatwhore headed back to St. Petersburg, FL to record with producer Erik Rutan at Mana Recording with mastering being handled by Alan Douches of West West Side Music.

Vocalist Ben Falgoust comments on the direction of the new album; "I don't really know how to explain this. I don't want to come off with the typical speech about how this record is our best yet and all of that. I will say that I am quite pleased how it has turned out and all parts relating to it. I feel every member put a great deal of effort into their part of the project...

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BEHEMOTH – European Headliner Dates Announced


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Dates for the "Neckbreakers Ball Tour" are:

10/27 Paris, FR @ La Locomotive
10/28 Köln, DE @ Essigfabrik
10/29 Frankfurt, DE @ Batschkapp
10/30 Bochum, DE @ Matrix
10/31 Stuttgart, DE @ LKA Longhorn
11/01 Antwerpen, BE @ Hof Ter Loo
11/03 Enschede, NL @ Atak
11/04 Leeuwarden, NL @ Romein
11/05 Saarbrücken, DE @ Garage
11/06 Linz, AT @ Posthof
11/07 Munich, DE @ Backstage
11/08 Prague, CZ @ Abaton
11/09 Nürnberg, DE @ Hirsch
11/10 Graz, AT @ Seifenfabrik
11/11 Innsbruck, AT @ Hafen
11/12 Pratteln, CH @ Z7

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CHIMAIRA – European Dates Starting September 15th


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Here are the confirmed dates:

09/15 Biebob, Belgium @ Vosselaar
09/16 Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
09/17 Kopenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpenhuset
09/18 Oslo, Norway @ Betong
09/19 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Brew House
09/20 Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben
09/22 Helsinki, Finland @ Nostori
09/23 Tallinn, Estonia @ Rock Cafe
09/24 Riga, Latvia @ Meina Piektdiena
09/25 Warsaw, Poland @ Progresia
09/26 Berlin, Germany @ Colulmbia Club
09/27 Vienna, Austria @ Szene
09/29 Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp
09/30 Osnabruck, Germany @ N8
10/01 Praha, Czechoslovakia @ Abadon
10/02 Budapest, Hungary @ Diesel
10/03 Munchen, Germany @ Backstage
10/04 Bologna, Italy @ Estragon
10/06 Paris, France @ Locomotive
10/07 Limonges, France @ Espace de L'Ecluse
10/08 Pratteln, Czechoslovakia @ Z7
10/09 Koln, Germany @ Essigfabrik
10/10 Metz, France...

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PIG DESTROYER – To Play HELLFEST In France June 19th


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"We are sorry to tell you that, once again, some changes have occurred in the festival's line-up… KMFMD was forced to cancel and will be replaced by CLUTCH, one of the most influential bands of the US' Rock scene, who will be back at the forefront of the scene this year with their new album "Strange Cousin From The West".

Also, KORITNI and BLACK STONE CHERRY will switch their positions. KORITNI will now play on the Saturday at 14h25 and BLACK STONE CHERRY will play on the Sunday at 11h00.

Finally, the map of the 2009 festival is available at this location:

Hellfest will be upon you soon but we still have some great surprises for you! Stay tuned and be ready for hell!"

Hellfest Team

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ROCKET Interviews Andols Herrick of CHIMAIRA

Andols Herrick

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Chimaira is an American heavy metal band from Cleveland, Ohio that was founded in 1998. The band is noted as being part of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, recording their debut EP This Present Darkness in 2000 produced by Ben Schigel, which ultimately got them signed to Roadrunner Records where they released Pass Out of Existence, their first full length, next followed by 2003’s The Impossibility of Reason. The group’s drummer Andols Herrick next decided to leave the act, due to being tired of touring life and went back to school to receive a music degree. The act released a self-titled effort in 2005 without him, but at the start of 2006 welcomed him back into the lineup...

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Carl of IOA

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INSTINCT OF AGGRESSION was founded at the start of 2005 in Los Angeles, California. With a clear cut mission from the outset, to dominate the world with their heavy brand of metal. Led by a live wire lead vocalist named Carl Bensley, the band picks up where most young group’s end: bringing a no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners style of music to the now dead SoCal metal scene. No gimmicks, no makeup – just five intoxicated guys who live to play music as driving, energetic and intense as possible. After working with Mikey Doling, of Snot/Soulfly/Invitro, and Brad Dujmovic, IOA has unleashed a totally fresh, distinct sound that doesn’t cater to any single sub-genre but still pays direct homage to all of them. They just keep it brutally poignant and totally real.

THE METAL DEN’s Randy “Ro...

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