Wednesday, September 30, 2009

MAYHEM BLAMES ROMANIAN PROMOTERS FOR CANCELED GIG


Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM have sent this message blaming a Romanian promoter for the bands canceled show 10/9/09. FROM MAYHEM MYSPACE:
Our scheduled gig in Romania on October 9th has been canceled. Well, abandoned is more of a correct term. By chance we checked our flight, as we were closing to the date of departure, and the flights were canceled. The promoter did not notify us about this at all, furthermore he refused to answer and in the end closed his phone and didn't even reply to sms. This whole thing was a complete scam from the start to the end. We feel really bad about anyone who may have bought tickets for this event. Mayhem will NOT show up, and neither should you. This is unfortunate, but rest assured, Mayhem will conquer. Never support this complete fuck-up again, you know who you are, you should be ashamed of yourself!!"
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

ORIGINAL CANDIRIA GUITARIST CHRIS PUMA PASSES


Original CANDIRIA guitarist Chris Puma has passed away, there are no details about the cause of death. RIP PUMA.
FROM BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
Original CANDIRIA guitarist Chris Puma passed away on September 20, according to a statement released by the band. "The cause is not known to us, as his family did not speak of it," the group says. "He leaves behind two children — 3-year-old Aislinn A'marie and 4-month-old Aidan Todd.

"Chris was a great friend to the founding members of the band, and a respected musician among his friends and peers. He was a kind and gentle person and he will be missed."

One of the founding members of CANDIRIA, Puma played guitar in the band from 1992 to 1997, in the process helping to create the unique sound that CANDIRIA is known for today. He can be heard on such CANDIRIA records as "Deep in the Mental" (1995) and "Surrealistic Madness" (1995).

The first two volumes of CANDIRIA's four-volume set of rarities and remixes, "Toying With The Insanities", was released on September 9 through Rising Pulse Records.

"Toying With The Insanities" features remixed songs from CANDIRIA's first three albums. The band brought on special guest remixers to help out with the project. "Faction" was taken from the band's 1997 release, "Beyond Reasonable Doubt", and was remixed by fellow New Yorker, and industrial/techno experimentalist, Edgey.

Each volume contains remixed tracks from CANDIRIA's first three albums, which were put together by special guest remixers from bands such as THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, DALEK, KAYO DOT, FISHBONE and more.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

ROCKTIVAL OPEN AIR (TURKEY) 10/10/09


Ugh..The promoters of the ROCKTIVAL OPEN AIR in TURKEY (10/10/09) have sent us this update, and um, it's not in ENGLISH, it's in TURKISH as the festival shall feature BELPHEGOR, DESTRUCTION, DECIMATION more details to follow. FROM ROCKTIVAL MYSPACE: Rocktival Open Air 10 Ekim Cumartesi günü ODTÜ mezunlar derneği vişnelik tesislerinde yapılacak, yurt dışı grupları Destruction ve Belphegor olacaktır. Blood Red Throne grubunun aynı gün bir başka konseri olduğu için rocktivalde yer alamayacaktır , şuana kadar açıkladığımız yerli gruplarımızdan da istemesekte birkaç grubu elemek durumundaydık. Festivalin yurt dışı kadrosundaki iki isim dışında birçok yerli grubumuz rocktivalde sahne alacaktır.

Festivalin iptal olup olmayacağı hakkında merak edilenler;
Rocktival'e sayılı günler kaldı, birçok maddi sıkıntı ve bizi maddi açıdan destekleyen bir sponsorumuz olmadığı için tamamen kendi bütçemizle hareket etmek durumundaydık. Birçok kişinin internet ortamından ve başka kanallar yoluyla "festival yatar, festival iptal olacak, gruplar gelmeyecek ve sahne almayacak" gibi söylemleri bizi üzmektedir. Bütün bunların aksine Rocktival 10 Ekim Cumartesi günü yapılacaktır, yerli ve yabancı gruplarımız eksiksiz bir şekilde sahnedeki yerlerini alacaklardır. Sizlerin desteğiyle Rocktival bu yıl ve bundan sonra devam edecektir. Organizasyon olarak her ne durumda olursak olalım ROA 2009 olarak bu yıl festivalimizi gerçekleştireceğiz. Bizim amacımız ankara da bir gelenek yaratıp, her yıl aynı tatta festival ve konserler yaratma çabası değil, yaptığımız işler ile birtakım yenilikler yaratmaktır.

Genel grup kadrosu hakkında merak edilenler;
Festivalin tek gün indirilmesinden dolayı birkaç yerli grubumuz festivalde sahne alamayacaktır. Bizden açıklama gelmediği için birçok kişi yanlış şekilde duyumlar almış bulunmakta. Festivalde sadece ankaralı grupların yer alacağı, istanbul'lu ve diğer şehirlerden katılacak olan grupların festivalde yer almayacağı haberi kesinlikle doğru değildir. Festivalde yer alacak yerli gruplardan bazıları; Suicide - Moribund Oblivion -Decimation - Black Omen - Decaying Purity - Sabhankra. Bu grupların dışında birkaç ekleme daha yapılacaktır.

Rocktival özel basım biletleri ve Biletix hakkında merak edilenler;
Birkaç hafta öncesinden birçok yere biletlerimizi bıraktık, 10 ekim - 11 ekim ve kombine biletleri satımına başlanmıştı, festivali tek güne indirme kararı aldığımız zaman piyasadaki dağıtımını yaptığımız 11 ekim ve kombine biletleri geri çektik. Birçok kişi bilet almaya gittiği zaman festivalin tek gün yapılacağı haberini aldı, bizim açıklamalarımızın gecikmesinin sebebi bazı şeyleri eksik veya yanlış olmaması için, vereceğimiz bilgilerin kesinlik taşıması ve insanların güvenlerinin sarsırlmaması adına bu zamanda yapılmaktadır. Biletix'den biletlerimiz pazartesi günü (28Eylül) akşam üzeri çıkacaktır en geç salı günü rocktival biletlerini biletix'den alabilirsiniz.
10 Ekim Cumartesi Rocktival Open Air Festival

Bilet: 35 TL

Aşağıdaki satış noktalarından biletlerinizi alabilirsiniz

Bilet Satış Noktaları:

-ZID MÜZİK
Atatürk Bulvarı, Kök Çarşısı 2.kat 121-148 Kızılay

-HAYRİ PLAK
Kızılay Karanfil Sokak

-SINNER'S ART & RED POINT
Kızılırmak Sokak 29/B Kızılay

-ALWAYS ROCK BAR
İnkılap Sokak İnkılap Apt. No:5/11 Kızılay

- NEDJIMA
Selanik 2. Sokak 78/A Kızılay

- NEDJIMA II
Konur Sok. 11/1 Kızılay


- Rocktival Open Air 10 Ekim günü saat 12.00 da başlayacaktır.
- Festival her türlü hava koşulunda gerçekleştirilecektir.
- Konser düzeni ayaktadır.
- Organizasyon firması organizasyonun programında değişiklik yapma hakkına sahiptir.
- Organizasyon firması uygun bulmadığı kişileri festival alanından uzaklaştırma hakkına sahiptir.
- Etkinlik mekanına profesyonel kamera, fotoğraf makinesi, ses kayıt cihazı v.b. sokmak yasaktır
- Etkilik alanına reçete ile kanıtlanmadıkça, tüm ilaçlar ve ilaç kapsamında olanların sokulması yasaktır.
- Etkinlik alanına yiyecek-içecek ve alkol içeren her türlü maddelerin festival alanına sokulması yasaktır.

Festival Bilgisi:

Rocktival Open Air Festival 10 Ekim Tarihinde Ankara ODTÜ Mezunlar Derneği Vişnelik Tesislerinde Gerçekleşecektir. Avusturyalı Blackened Death Metal Grubu "Belphegor" 9 Ekimde Nuclear Blast Records Firması tarafından Avrupada Satışa Sunulacak "Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn" Albümü Sonrası İlk defa Rocktival Open Air Festivalde Sahne Alacaktır. Efsane Alman Thrash Metal Grubu "Destruction" Olağanüstü Performanslarıyla Rocktival Open Air Festival Sahnesinde.

Festivalde 18 Yaş Sınırı Yoktur !
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

ABSCESS ANNOUNCE NEW CD TITLE


California grinders ABSCESS have announced the title of their new CD. Also, CHRIS REIFERT is reforming AUTOPSY as they shall perform at the 2010 MARYLAND DEATH FEST. FROM BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
ABSCESS, the California-based band consisting of Chris Reifert (drums/vocals; ex-DEATH/AUTOPSY), Clint Bower (guitar/vocals; ex-HEXX), Danny Coralles (guitar; ex-AUTOPSY), and Joe Allen (bass; ex-VON), will enter the studio in October to begin recording its new album, entitled "Dawn Of Inhumanity". The CD will once again be released through Tyrant Syndicate Productions, the label headed up by DARKTHRONE guitarist/vocalist Nocturno Culto.

ABSCESS's seventh full-length CD, "Horrorhammer", came out in March 2007.

Tankcrimes released a ABSCESS / POPULATION REDUCTION split LP/CD this past spring. The split, brought on by a fan-based cover song years ago, features cover art by Chris Reifert. The recordings were mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound (GHOUL, IMPALED, MAGRUDERGRIND, VOETSEK).
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

DAMNATION FESTIVAL (LEEDS, UK) 10/24/2009



Promoters have announced the details and lineup of the DAMNATION FESTIVAL set to take place
10/24/09 @LEEDS UNIVERSITY UNION, LEEDS, ENGLAND. FROM THE DAMNATION FESTIVAL:

The UK's finest metal event, DAMNATION FESTIVAL, will return to Leeds this October following the sold-out success of last year's showcase.

The festival - voted the 'Best Event of 2008' in Britain by readers of Terrorizer Magazine - will be hosted at Leeds University Union, on Saturday, October 24.

And with a longer day planned, more bands and fewer clashes between the three stages it promises to be the biggest and most exciting edition yet.

Festival Director Gavin McInally said: "Each year we've strengthened the event and improved the line-up and the fans have supported us from our daunting first year at Jilly's in Manchester to a sold out 3,500 capacity day of metal mayhem in Leeds which witnessed the triumphant return of Carcass in November.

"To try to re-pay that support, this year doors will open from 1pm which will allow more bands across our three diverse stages and where we can, we will avoid clashes to allow fans to get the most out of the day.

"As always the tickets will be kept to a bare minimum cost although there will be no expense spared in dragging the best in death, thrash, grind, black, doom, experimental and straight-up heavy rock and metal from across the globe to take the stage at Damnation."

"With an exciting UK comeback show, death metal favourites, post-rock genius and a heavy dose of rock action already on the cards, it's going to be quite a line-up."

Damnation Festival - which is proudly sponsored by Jagermeister, Terrorizer and Rock Sound magazine - will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at Leeds University Union.

Tickets will be available from all usual outlets including See, Ticketline and Leeds Tickets.
Atmospheric metallers ANATHEMA, London rockers FIREBIRD and death metal trio MITHRAS are the final names to be added to this year's DAMNATION FESTIVAL.
Anathema and Firebird complete a heavyweight Jagermeister Stage which also includes Life of Agony, Destruction and Therapy? while Mithras will open a Terrorizer Stage crammed with extreme metal talent including a one off Lock-Up show, Mistress' last ever performance and a Rotting Christ exclusive.
Damnation Festival will take place at Leeds University Union, on Saturday, October 24, 2009.
The complete line-up is: Life of Agony, Lock Up, Therapy?, Destruction, Anathema, Electric Wizard, Jesu, Rotting Christ, This Will Destroy You, Akercocke, A Storm of Light, Mistress, Negura Bunget, Minsk, Extreme Noise Terror, Manatees, The Gates of Slumber, And So I Watch You From Afar, Charger, Mithras, Firebird, Stand-Up Guy and Rinoa.
Tickets are on sale now priced at £29.50 from http://www.leedstickets.com/ , http://www.ticketline.co.uk/ and http://www.seetickets.co.uk/
Tickets are also on sale in Leeds at stores including Crash and Jumbo.
For more information visit: http://www.damnationfestival.co.uk or http://www.myspace.com/damnationfestival
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

GOROD TO PLAY IN STEEL CUBE?



(EDITORS NOTE: The OMG, WTF are they doing thought just dawn me)..
GOROD and BLABBERMOUTH.NET. have announced that FRENCH death metal band GOROD perform at EVENTO 2009 in Bordeaux, France in a STEEL CUBE, sound proofed with no ventilation for about 15 minutes.
FROM BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
French death metallers GOROD will take part in Evento 2009, a new biennial event that will take place October 9-18 throughout the urban public space of the city of Bordeaux, France. This year's edition will present artistic, theoretical and performative interventions by over 50 participants, articulated by the notion of Collective Intimacy, the concept proposed by its curator, Didier Fiúza Faustino.

GOROD will perform inside Portuguese artist João Onofre's "Box Sized Die" installation, a soundproof, steel-walled cube, an homage to Tony Smith's DIE, an icon of American sculpture dating from 1962. At the beginning of the performance, they will play with the door open (normal concert volume level). Then the door will be shut and nothing more will be heard outside. As the cube has no ventilation, the concert will last at most 14 minutes, after which the exhausted band will open the door again.

Onofre has worked with several other metal bands in the past, including Swiss melodic death metallers DARKMOON, who performed inside "Box Sized Die" at last year's Art Basel, described as "the most prestigious international art fair."

For more information, go to this location.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

TATTOO THE MIND FEST (FRANCE) CANCELED

Promoters have announced that the TATTOO THE MIND FEST in METZ FRANCE has been canceled due to poor ticket sales.
FROM BLABBERMOUTH.NET.:
Tattoo The Mind #2 festival, which was scheduled to take place October 10-11, 2009 at Les Arènes in Metz, France, has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales. According to festival organizer William Munerato from Prodige Music, only 360 one-day tickets and 210 two-day packages had been sold as of Monday, September 28 — far short of the 4,500 attendees needed in order for the festival to "break even."

Tattoo The Mind #2 festival was supposed to feature the following lineup of performers:

Saturday, October 10, 2009:

PARADISE LOST
THE GATHERING
BEHEMOTH
MASS HYSTERIA
CHIMAIRA
UNEARTH
THROWDOWN
DAATH
SONIC SYNDICATE
SHINING
CRUCIFIED BARBARA
TREPALIUM
GOROD


Sunday, October 11, 2009:

SAXON
YOTANGOR
ENSLAVED
LES TAMBOURS DU BRONX
NAPALM DEATH
ENSIFERUM
MARDUK
VADER
ULTRA VOMIT
NIGHTMARE
DELAIN
DARKNESS DYNAMITE
FEI COMODO


The first Tattoo The Mind event was staged in 2004 and featured performances by REPULSION, DESTRUCTION, ARKHON INFAUSTUS, KRISIUN, BEHEMOTH, INCANTATION, RAGNAROK, MISANTHROPE, TREPALIUM, GARWALL, ACTS OF GODS, DESTINITY, DISSECTION, ANCIENT, ATROCITY, SETH, ANTAEUS and TEXTURES.



Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

ITP UPDATE/ EDITORS NOTE: BLOGGER, EDITOR/SPACING


I'm very frustrated on top of having a migraine headache. Late last year, I added a new feature to ITP entitled ITP REVIEWS. Needless to say, I'm loving and really enjoying reviewing the metal, but I'm furious, frustrated and upset with BLOGGERS EDITOR (BLOGSPOT-when you compose an entry) as the new editor is useless as well, and only good for placing pics ect.
I can't write in this blog, other then press releases I post on here, because for some reason, the spacing is all sorts of fucked up, to the right near KULT BLOG ROLL, as no one can read the far right of said reviews. Sucks, because I worked very hard on these reviews as they take alot of time, almost as much time as NFTEMU, DAMNED IN BLACK, and HUMANITY IS DOOMED.
While I really enjoy BLOGGED, great metal fans and bands here, great people, I might have to either write ITP's REVIEWS off line in Microsoft Word, and cut and paste it into this journal, or via e-mail, or the KULT BLOG ROLL will be private (nothing personal), but I'm still interested in those blogs, and I'm still a follower.
Depending if this is worth my time, I'm going to add a little layout to this journal, but I tried and failed at that last month. I need some brutal metal head peeps to draw me a logo.
Worst case scenario, I will either shorten my reviews, or end that feature temporarily, or maybe consider another BSP. Too bad, because I was enjoying writing the reviews, and I'm REALLY enjoying BLOGSPOT. I'm soo pissed at the way the spacing turns out after I published said review, and in preview it looks fine, but SUCKER, when I publish it, it looks like a spacing mess to the far right hand side.
We'll see what happens as I was honestly planning on alot more reviews, but the one below might be the last for a while.
With AOL journals, believe me, I couldn't fit HALF as much into an entry as often do on BLOGSPOT.
I'm REALLY sorry if people are having a hard time reading the reviews regarding words or sentences on the far right near the links and stuff. I'll see what I can do, but they are no guarantees depending on time.
Well, I've tried dragging other parts of the blog specifically links, to the bottom of the page, makes no difference, I might try writing ITP REVIEWS off line in MICROSOFT WORD and cutting and pasting unto BLOGSPOT, or shortening the reviews or ridding ITP of that feature.
I did not have this problem on BLOGSPOT before September, other reviews looked fine.
Ugh, ..Nite, I have the worst headache..
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Sunday, September 27, 2009

METALLICA: 23 YEARS AGO CLIFF BURTON PASSED ON..


..And really, METALLICA had one more THRASH metal release left in them.."AND JUSTICE FOR ALL"..I hear METALLICA are playing "The Shortest Straw" live again, as they pulled that song out of the archives. This video of METALLICA being inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, is very touching and unbelievable, this is cool, I never thought it would happen.. I remember when I was listening to METALLICA back in '85, and '86. knowing this band is going to be special, and I also remembered the day CLIFF BURTON died. I told my family of CLIFF BURTON's death, they had the puzzled look on their face as if to say "Who?". We called up some classic rock stations, whom then wouldn't touch METALLICA with a ten foot poll, METALLICA never got radio airplay back then, they didn't put out a video until "One" (off of AJFA)..WNEW FM (NYC) caved in to hundreds of phone callers, requesting METALLICA, and out of respect to CLIFF BURTON, WNEW FM finally played MASTER OF PUPPETS, and told us to stop calling. I remember that fateful day of CLIFF BURTON's death like it was yesterday.
Of course, METALLICA always get radio and MTV airplay NOW, and are a household name.
So check out this video of METALLICA getting their due as they are inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME..CLIFF BURTON's dad RAY accepted on his behalf, JASON NEWSTED spoke as well.
RIP CLIFF, and I love those those bell bottoms.
FROM CLIFF BURTON TRIBUTE MYSPACE;




CV Rock Musician Cliff Burton
Inducted in R&R Hall of Fame

....
By : Robert Souza : 4/14/09
....




Castro Valley rock legend Cliff Burton was posthumously inducted into
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Bay Area band Metallica this
month.



Burton’s father, Ray, accepted his son’s honorary induction during ceremonies in Cleveland, Ohio on April 4.


Cliff Burton, best known as a heavy metal bass player who made
use of distortion and special effects, was killed in an accident in
1986, four years after joining Metallica. It was Burton’s early
influence that helped create Metallica’s unique musical style for which
the band has become famous.

....


Also attending the induction ceremony was San Leandro photographer Rick
Brackett, who knew and photographed Burton in the 1980s when the
musician played in gargage bands across Castro Valley and Hayward
during the early days.


“It felt like an honor to be invited to go,” said Brackett.
“I even postponed a trip to Africa because I couldn’t miss this once
in-a-lifetime opportunity.”


Brackett recalled Burton as a quiet and cheerful musician who
appreciated classical pieces by Bach as much as he loved the songs of
punk pioneers the Misfits.

Burton lived in an apartment with his parents Ray and Jan
Burton on Stanton Ave. and played Little League baseball in town. He
graduated from Castro Valley High in 1980. Six years later, the young
musician died when Metallica’s tour bus skidded off an icy road in
Sweden.


“I was shocked when I found out that Cliff had died,”
Brackett said. “He’s still respected as one of the greatest bass
players of all time and is legendary like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray
Vaughn and Randy Rhoads.”

Sharing the stage with inductees the likes of Run DMC,
Little Anthony and the Imperials, Wanda Jackson, Jeff Beck and Bobby
Womack, Ray Burton, who now lives in Southern California, wore a shirt
emblazoned with a photo of Cliff snapped by Brackett during the early
days of Metallica.

“I remember Cliff’s parents were always dedicated followers
of his music. They’d go to every show and order all the photos I took
of Cliff and the band...even the blurry ones,” Brackett recalled with a
laugh. “Cliff was well known in all musical circles as a fantastic
musician and his legend lives on.”

During their 27 year career, Metallica released 11 albums
with five debuting at number one on the “Billboard Top 200”
consecutively. An estimated 100 million copies of the albums have been
sold worldwide, more than half in the U.S.

No matter how busy he during rehearsal and recording
sessions with Metallica, Burton always found time for one of his main
loves—going out and fishing on Lake Chabot, according to Brackett.



Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

IMPIETY ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER ASIAN TOUR DATES



Singapore's most brutal blackned/ death metal warriors IMPIETY have announced these JAPANESE dates in November and December. FROM IMPIETY MYSPACE:
25.09.09

Finally, the 'Terroreign Over Asia' tour made possible, and is set to take place over November and December period. Check back regularly for updates. Our Myspace Mailbox has exploded and totally overloaded, so please be patient ; we TRY to reply at least once a week. The Special and ultra-limited diehard IMPIETY release has yet to be announced but it won't be long now.....
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-
Nov 28 2009 8:00P
Tightrope @ Sakae Nagoya - JAPAN
Nov 29 2009 8:00P
Cellar @ Shinsaibashi Osaka - JAPAN
Dec 1 2009 8:00P
Hotshot @ Okubo Tokyo - JAPAN
Dec 5 2009 8:00P
The Rock Pub @ Radchatewee Bangkok - THAILAND















Saturday, September 26, 2009

ITP REVIEW: ULCERATE: EVERYTHING IS FIRE


BAND- ULCERATE (NEW ZEALAND-AUCKLAND) GENRE-DEATH METAL LABEL-WILLOWTIP RECORDS RELEASE DATE : 4/7/09
PREVIOUS RELEASES (CATALOG): ULCERATE (DEMO-2003), THE COMING OF GENOCIDE (DEMO-2004), OF FRACTURE AND FAILURE (2007-NEUROTIC RECORDS),EVERYTHING IS FIRE (2009-WILLOWTIP RECORDS/DEEPSEND RECORDS/CANDLELIGHT RECORDS)


BEST RELEASE: EVERYTHING IS FIRE (2009)




TRACKLISTING: ULCERATE-EVERYTHING IS FIRE:
1. Drown Within 2. We Are Nil 3. Withered and Obselete 4. Caecus 5. Tyranny 6. Earth at Its Knees, The 7. Soullessness Embraced 8. Everything is Fire










ITP RATING: **** 1/2
PRODUCTION: *** 1/2
SONGWRITING: *** 1/2
PERFORMANCE: **** 1/2


New Zealands, ULCERATE may just have released one of the most original, interesting and insightful death metal releases of 2009. ULCERATE amalgamate death metal and post avante garde/ progressive textures with uncanny technical musicianship and unconventional riff and song structures.. As if GORGUTS and IMMOLATION married PORTAL and DEMILICH and spawned a step child named ULCERATE. With a generation of SUFFOCATION, MORBID ANGEL and pig squealing clones littering the death metal scene, it is a pleasure to hear something so original and groundbreaking as the bleak soundscapes of ULCERATE's second label release "Everything Is Fire".
ULCERATES' "Everything is Fire" opens with the track entitled "Drown Within", with a ominous feed back, "Drown Within" sets the world on fire, all hell breaks loose, with a dark, sludgy, doomy atmosphere as if PORTAL met NEUROSIS in a steel cage wrestling match, but wait..Here come the blastbeats and as if IMMOLATION and GORGUTS jumped in on the wrestling match, an extreme metal riot.
There are so many riffs and unconventional time changes, it takes more than one listen to fully digest where ULCERATE is going musically, but it's so tight and very cohesive.
"We are Nil" is technical, but in a subtle sense, with an almost GORGUTS feel, as at the vocals integrate into some melodic guitar riffing..These riffs and time changes segue in the blink of an eye. Just amazing. At 3:47 the floor drops on "We are Nil" into post rock, avante guard , atmospheric jamming as THIS indeed is scarier, and darker than NEUROSIS.
"Withered and Obsolete" enters with very technical atonal riffing as ULCERATE take a riff and expand it, then segue into many others riffs, it's subtle, but to the point. ULCERATE's drummer, JAMIE SAINT MERAT is totally awesome behind the kit, propelling the awesome riffage, sprinkling in tight fills, and blastbeats. At 2:36 of "Withered and Obsolete", ULCERATE just grinds and brutalizes everything. By now, the listener should be dizzy from all of ULCERATE's riffs, so tasty and brutal in the darkest tunnel of bleak soundscapes.
"Caecus" blasts in with tech brutality, I just wish the vocals were higher in the mix. At 1:54
"Caecus" invokes a melodic riff as ULCERATE ride that riff into a bleakest other worldy atmospheric textures, so dark, and beautiful as if you stepped outside after a nuclear Holocaust. From there, "Caecus" invokes a brutal reality, with meaty, technical riffs into oblivion.
"Tyranny" invokes a dark, bleak atmosphere, a sort of funeral doom, untill 1:16 when ULCERATE ride the riff in majestically with new vocalist Paul Kelland, whom brings a dark, almost doomy atmosphere to ULCERATE's arsenal. "Tyranny" is a awesome example of how to integrate technical death metal with dark, doomier soundscapes, as fans of doom, avante gaurd and technical death metal have waiting for this there whole lives.
"The Earth at It's Knees" experiments with some post core riffs, almost NEUROSIS like in it's approach, melodic and beautiful in parts, untill 1:47 when ULCERATE pick up the pace, and brutalize everything: darkness, beauty and headbanging brutality.
"The Soulnessness Embraced", again, with a mighty post sludge doom intro, that would make NEUROSIS proud, and at 1:22 "The Soulnessness Embraced" blasts off into tech/death brutality and if riffs were a meal, you would be feasting on this song for months. I love the atonal riffing, it sets a bleak, depressive, apocalyptic atmosphere on ULCERATES "Everything Is Fire". At 5:37 of "The Soulnessness Embraced", even the slower parts are so captivating with awesome soft/loud dynamics, and now you know this brutal world is coming to an end. When ULCERATE vocalist Paul Kelland screams "Darkness!!!!" with such conviction, you know that he is sincere.
ULCERATE's latest release ends with the title track, "Everything Is Fire", crawling in at an apocalyptic mid pace until 2:25, when the band rides some tight technical death metal. At 3:13, "Everything Is Fire" segues into majestic sludge/stoner doom riffing, if only Paul Kelland vocals were mixed higher, as the song takes off into blastbeats..YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH \m/, and YES ladies and gentlemen ULCERATE have invoked the apocalypse..\m/ \m/
I have to say that ULCERATE's "Everything Is Fire" is one of, if not the best death metal release of the year, taking death/extreme metal to sonic levels unheard, and only dreampt of. I was very excited to hear that NEUROTIC RECORDS merged with WILLOWTIP for North American distribution as those two labels and UNIQUE LEADER are at the fore front of groundbreaking extreme/death metal.
ULCERATE are band of integrity, originality and great musical vision. ULCERATE integrate technical death metal, with unconventional riffing, and bleak soundscapes. It's one thing to integrate technical death metal with brutality, it's another thing to do what death metal has been missing for years, integrate a dark, bleak, psychedelic atmosphere and creepy dissonance with brutal, technical riffing.
ULCERATE's "Everything is Fire" is a demanding, innovative listen, a seething monument into the darkest recesses of the human mind and an articulate, insightful, technical death metal juggernaut that can NOT be ignored.
Words can not be expressed, I'm floored, in a metal orgasm.
ITP RATING: **** 1/2
PRODUCTION: *** 1/2
SONGWRITING: *** 1/2
PERFORMANCE: **** 1/2
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-



Friday, September 25, 2009

MAYHEM ADD SWEDISH DATES, URGEHAL ANNOUNCE TRACKLISTING FOR IKONOKLAST



Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM have added some Swedish dates for November. FROM MAYHEM AND BLABBERMOUTH.NET: Nov. 20 - Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi *
Nov. 21 - Turku, FIN @ Klubi *
Nov. 22 - Tampere, FIN @ Klubi *
Nov. 25 - Göteborg, SWE @ Musikens hus **
Nov. 27 - Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben **
Nov. 28 - Östersund, SWE @ Gamla Tingshuset **

* With BEHEXEN, CAVUS
** With AEON, GODPHOBIA
Also, Norwegian black metal warriors URGEHAL have announced the track listing for the bands newest offering IKONOKLAST. FROM BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
Norway's black metal masters URGEHAL (featuring ex-KVIST members and current members of VULTURE LORD, CREST OF DARKNESS, ASMEGIN, FORGOTTEN REALMS, and BLOODSWORN) will release their new album, "Ikonoklast", on November 16 in Europe and January 12 in the U.S. via Season of Mist's Underground Activists division. According to a press release, the band's sixth opus "offers impressive dynamics from doom-laden solemnity to furious outbreaks. An unholy groove adds to the malignant atmosphere permeating this Norwegian masterpiece. With their roots tight in the past URGEHAL now reach for the future of black metal! None shall resist!"

"Ikonoklast" track listing:

01. Stesolid Self-Destruction To Damnation
02. Dødelagt
03. Cut Their Tongue Shut Their Prayer
04. The Necessity Of Total Genocide
05. Kniven Rider Dypt I Natt
06. Astral Projection To Rabid Hell
07. Approaching Doom
08. Holocaust In Utopia
09. Sopor Necrosanctus
Thanks-Stay Metal, GRIM and KVLT-\m/ -l-


METAL AT THE MOVIES: PART 14: EDGE: THE MOVIE


ITP apologizes about posting this journal entry before it was written, damn my fingers slipped. OK..DISCLAIMER: I'm not into hardcore nor am I vegan. I'm 39 years old..Am I experienced, yes I am..Do I experiment with drugs anymore, NO, I'm drug free, proud and I never had an addiction, and never needed rehab. METAL, music and writing is my drug. I'm working on quitting smoking, that's my vice, and really wish I never started. It someone asked my opinion on smoking, and keep in mind when I stop smoking I'll never be a nazi about it, although I am allergic. I would have to say, don't ever start smoking, think of the money you save, and how much healthier your lungs will be, respiratory problems and asthma suck.
Most straight edge kids are underage as they parents prefer that their dependents be drug free. Others choose STRAIGHT EDGE as a healthier ideal even as adults, as perhaps music is the adrenaline.
I DO understand and respect those whom are straight edge, as their are so many other activities that induce a legal "high" including sports, music, moshing, sky diving, biking, rock climbing, writing. Adrenaline junkie, go for it..
What I'm more concerned about is alot of straight edge gangs out west whom are dogmatic and violent to others whom may drink in moderation.
However, when I booked bands, I was concerned over the pressure to break even and make a profit off of alcohol sales, which I think has NOTHING to do with music. A band can draw at the door, and not make a profit at the bar because the fans are underage or are not alcoholics.
I do applaud when a straight edge show closes the bar and makes a profit.. In the end, it's about the FANS, that came to see the music, and the quality of the music and performance, not about how rich people get fuckin people up and the behavior of such douchebags, and notice how much cooler the moshing is without being drunk.
Drug abuse and alcoholism IS a disease, ask James Hetfield, Alice In Chains, Kurt Cobain, or the ones whom are not dead or recovered, or those douches spanging in New Paltz, NY for alcohol, yes alcohol and not FOOD. Ask Jay Lavalle, or Jay Bone, both whom committed suicide from in part, drug abuse and mental health issues. Ask Lavalle, and J Bones friends, in their psychotic denial.
I think there is difference between those whom drink in moderation and vs. those whom are alcoholics and drug addicts. Read this journal before I finish the final edit before the end of the year, DID I SAY I HATE ALCOHOLICS! Yeh, I did, because of the behavior, hypocrisy and denial of those whom are under the influence of their own substance abuse problems or psychotic tendencies. If said please go to AA before talking shit on others, I meant it, and of course those whom rob and steal from others to afford their habits, are awful.
I never try get up on a soapbox regarding any issue, but I've spoken out about the dirtiest underworld of drug abuse, I'm sorry, even the ones whom are "functional" substance abusers are the dirtiest people, reeking of their addiction and become sociopaths under the influence.
Of course, are we putting the cart before the horse here? From what I'm told, when people go through rehab, they break them open like an eggshell, and make them look much deeper to the problems that cause them to self medicate. Sexual, physical, psychological abuse, breakups, deaths, psychiatric problems as the substance abuse is the symptom of so many more issues.
However, I don't label myself STRAIGHT EDGE because I smoke, and once in a blue moon, I'll have a beer in moderation, but I'm drug free.
Although, I hate hardcore, there are some interesting documentaries about the good and bad of the STRAIGHT EDGE scene.
EDGE, is a documentary about the straight edge (SXE=no drugs, drinking, or smoking) scene founded accidentally by Ian MacKaye of Washington DC hardcore band MINOR THREAT and post hardcore band FUGAZI. EDGE chronicles drug free alternatives.
The second straight edge documentary (GO TO YOU TUBE) is entitled
"Inside Straight Edge" about the good, bad and violence of the straight edge culture of the West Coast USA, SXE scene. ELGIN JAMES, leader of hardcore crew FSU, whom was recently arrested for extortion is known as SXE (STRAIGHT EDGE).
Other than that, I could care less about hardcore.

FROM SMNNEWS.COM: THE STRAIGHT EDGE DOCUMENTARY TOUR:

EDGE: The Straightedge Documentary Tour

Remember when we told you about EDGE: The Documentary? Well, now it’s coming to a movie theater near you.
Tour Dates:
October 3 – New York City @ Helen Mills Theater
October 5 – Boston @ Coolidge Corner Theatre
October 7 – Philadelphia @ First Unitarian Church
October 9 – Washington D.C. @ St. Stephens Church
October 10 – Richmond @ Byrd Theatre
October 12 – Pittsburgh @ GPAC
October 13 – Athens @ Brown Town
October 14 – Cincinnati @ Sidewinder
October 15 – Indianapolis @ Murphy Building Studio 8
October 17 – Chicago @ Roden – Chicago Public Library
October 20 – Toronto @ CineCycle
October 22 – Syracuse @ Palace Theatre
October 25 – Santa Barbara/Goleta @ Goleta Public Library
October 26 – Seattle @ Grand Illusion Cinema
October 27 – Portland @ Hollywood Theatre
October 30 – Santa Cruz @ Resource Center
November 1 – Sacramento @ Java Lounge Theatre
November 2 – Reno @ Hen Den
November 4 – San Francisco @ Mission Underground Film Festival
28 years after MINOR THREAT released the song “Straight Edge”, hundreds if not thousands of kiddies have drawn X’s on their hands with sharpies and donned camo shorts and baseball hats. Without faiil, the drugfree counterculture has become a worldwide phenomenon. Now, to celebrate it, a documentary has been put together. The documentary EDGE offers perspectives on drugfree culture traces this subculture, from its early roots in the beginning of the 1980s to this day by drawing a very differentiated and diverse picture through in-depth interviews of 10 individuals. EDGE takes the viewer behind and beyond the scenes of Straight Edge: the people living the idea, how it changed their lives and what it means to them on a very personal level.
Furthermore, Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi), Ray Cappo (Youth of Today/Shelter) and Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis) give witness to their perception of the history of Straight Edge.
EDGE, perspectives on drugfree culture, will be shown in cinemas across the globe in summer 2009. Check a trailer out at http://www.edgethemovie.com
(BELOW TRAILERS "EDGE-THE MOVIE" and "INSIDE STRAIGHT EDGE" PART ONE NATIONAL: GEOGRAPHIC SPECIAL) :


Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Thursday, September 24, 2009

NILE AUDITIONING NEW BASS PLAYERS, NEW TRACK ON MYSPACE


















South Carolina death metal band NILE are auditioning for the bass player slot for the bands up and coming tours. FROM NILE MYSPACE: Nile is currently auditioning Bass players. Interested persons should respond to NileAuditions@gmail.com with a video of themselves playing "Papyrus Containing the Spell to Preserve it's Possessor From Attacks From He Who is in the Water" (from album "Ithyphallic"). Also, NILE are streaming a new track from the bands forth coming release "Those Whom The Gods Detest" entitled "Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld", now available for streaming on the band's MYSPACE.

Thanks!
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ITP REVIEW: IMMORTAL: ALL SHALL FALL

*BAND- IMMORTAL (NORWAY) ** GENRE-BLACK METAL ***LABEL-NUCLEAR BLAST ****RELEASE DATE (S) : 9/25/09 (EUROPE), 10/6/09 (NORTH AMERICA)
******PREVIOUS RELEASES (CATALOG):


1992 Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism (Osmose)
1993 Pure Holocaust (Osmose)
1995 Battles In The North (Osmose)
1997 Blizzard BeastS (Osmose)
1999 At The Heart Of Winter (Osmose)
2000 Damned In Black (Osmose)
2002 Sons Of Northern Darkness (Nuclear Blast)
2009 All Shall Fall (Nuclear Blast)


BEST RELEASE(S): Pure Holocaust (1993), At the Heart Of Winter (1999)




TRACKLISTING: IMMORTAL: ALL SHALL FALL :
01. All Shall Fall
02. The Rise Of Darkness
03. Hordes To War
04. Norden On Fire
05. Arctic Swarm
06. Mount North
07. Unearthly Kingdom








ITP RATING: *** 1/2
PRODUCTION: ***
SONGWRITING: *** 1/2
PERFORMANCE: ****

IMMORTAL, formed in 1988, are hailed by many as Norway's "Sons of Northern Darkness", propelling the black metal scene from dark, extreme atmospheres, to blasting thrash elements. The musical progression from atmospheric, minimalist to thrashier black metal is viewed as controversial and "norsecore" to some, progressive to others.
IMMORTAL's influence is quite widespread as these black metal veterans have been there and done that. HELLHAMMER (MAYHEM) has toured with IMMORTAL and Norway's HOLE IN THE SKY FESTIVAL is always dedicated to the memory of late IMMORTAL drummer "Grim".
IMMORTAL disbanded in 2003. After much thought, Abbath, Demonaz, original Immortal drummer Armagedda, Ice Dale of ENSLAVED, and KING OF HELL (GORGOROTH) formed the project I and released "Between Two Worlds" in 2006.
In 2006, Abbath and Demonaz re activated IMMORTAL and with a few reunion tours IMMORTAL are back with a new release entitled "All Shall Fall".
IMMORTAL's "All Shall Fall' kicks off with the title track and an ominous intro, then blasts off with prog rock riffing, blastbeats, good vocals , dirt, grit and grimness.
"The Rise Of Darkness" kicks off with norse core drumming, black and roll riffing with perhaps an old CELTIC FROST influence. IMMORTAL's "The Rise Of Darkness" has a more stripped down feel, post black metal or post rock feel with less blast beats. VENOM couldn't be prouder.
"Hordes To War", is explosive, raw and dirty blackened thrash, total BATHORY worship, but awesome in it's execution. At 1:06 of "Hordes To War", ABBATH invokes a scream heard all the way from Blashyrkh: "RAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!"..Fucking horns up..\m/
"Norden On Fire" simmers with an acoustic guitar synth intro, epic, minimalistic but raw, prog rock riffing. "Norden On Fire" does not feature blast beats, but good black and roll riffing, perhaps a less proggy ENSLAVED , but still epic.
"Artic Swarm", again features more stripped down riffs, ala VENOM, with an undeniable MOTORHEAD influence, no blastbeats, but gritty, raw and frost bitten.
IMMORTAL's "Mount North", is epic, quality, black metal, up the mountain from mid tempo to blasts, played with conviction..
IMMORTAL's "ALL SHALL FALL" closes with "Unearthly Kingdom", at first mid paced, with melodic epic riffing, THEN.. At 3:55, "Unearthly Kingdom" takes off for a faster pace, with nicely placed vocal breaks for a mid paced post black metal epic.
IMMORTAL's "ALL SHALL FALL" may be too mid paced for some, but I like the raw, minimalistic variety of this release. I would prefer if ABBATH's vocals were a tad bit higher in the mix, otherwise I'm quite charmed by the "necro" grit of IMMORTALS "ALL SHALL FALL" with it's NWOBHM influences.
As if IMMORTAL were put in a garage, and drank some absinthe and were stripped of their drum trigger, too drunk to play blast beats and stuck in the frozen Norwegian forests reminiscing about the 1st wave of black metal.
IMMORTAL's "ALL SHALL FALL" is a ballsy, primitive, war metal epic, and if you were expecting SONS OF NORTHERN DARKNESS, or PURE HOLOCAUST 2, nothing will be as dark and epic is the latter. IMMORTAL's latest release may not exceed said bands classics, but "ALL SHALL FALL" is different, a unique release in said bands discography, "Hordes of War", in one barbaric battle, laid waste to most of 2009's so called black metal releases.

ITP RATING: *** 1/2
PRODUCTION: ***
SONGWRITING: *** 1/2
PERFORMANCE: ****
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-




DESULTORY (SWEDEN) RE-UNITES


Swedish death metal legends DESULTORY are reuniting and are in the studio.
FROM BLABBERMOUTH. NET:
Reactivated Swedish death metallers DESULTORY will enter Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, NOMINON, AVERSE SEFIRA, FUNERAL MIST, NEX, ONDSKAPT, MORK GRYNING, ADORIOR) in Alvik, Sweden in November with producer Tore Stjerna to begin recording their first new album in almost 14 years. The follow-up to 1996's "Swallow The Snake" will be released in early 2010 via Pulverised Records

Commented DESULTORY lead guitar player Håkan Morberg: "The [new] songs are a mix of fast and heavy melodic death metal with dark and melancholic lyrics, all in the true spirit of DESULTORY.

"The album will be a logical continuation of 'Into Eternity' [1993] and 'Bitterness' [1994] and will be a strong bridge linking the past to the present."

DESULTORY previously stated about it decision to reunite, "After our third album in 1996, we put DESULTORY to sleep and went on to explore other musical directions. But now, 13 years later, we are back again, we felt the need to create some new death metal and that it was time for DESULTORY to be reborn. The new material for the forthcoming record will be a touch of the old DESULTORY but mixed up with new influences. It will be hard, brutal and melodic.

"Two lineup changes. Håkan Morberg is now playing lead guitar (before he was playing bass) and Jojje Bohlin is handling the bass. Still Klas Morberg on vocals and guitar and Thomas Johnson smashing the drums."
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

METAL AT THE MOVIES PART: 13 : CRUDE THE MOVIE (THE PRICE OF OIL)


Joe Berlinger, directer of the METALLICA documentary "Some Kind Of Monster" and the critically acclaimed HBO documentaries "Paradise Lost: The Robin Hood Hills Murders" and "Paradise Lost 2: Revelations" has filmed another intense documentary about the global politics and enviormental hazards of the AMAZON rainforests.
FROM CRUDE THE MOVIE YOU TUBE: Three years in the making, this cinéma-vérité feature from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger is the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion Amazon Chernobyl case, CRUDE is a real-life high stakes legal drama set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures. Presenting a complex situation from multiple viewpoints, the film subverts the conventions of advocacy filmmaking as it examines a complicated situation from all angles while bringing an important story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus.
Thanks-Stay metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-
(TRAILER FOR CRUDE THE MOVIE BELOW):

THORS HAMMER RE-UNITES FOR ROADBURN


The promoters of the ROADBURN FESTIVAL (Holland) have sent this update as THORS HAMMER are due to re unite for the 2010 ROADBURN.
FROM TOM G. WARRIOR and ROADBURN PROMOTERS:

THORR'S HAMMER REUNION CONFIRMED FOR TOM WARRIOR'S ONLY DEATH IS REAL AT NEXT YEARS ROADBURN FESTIVAL

The recently reunited Thorr's Hammer will be playing Tom Warrior's Only Death Is Real at Roadburn 2010, set to be held on Friday, April 16th.

Having witnessed some downright incredible events in music this year, the recent Thorr's Hammer reunion gigs at Birmingham's own Supersonic Festival and London were among the absolute highlights. For the first time in 15 years, Thorr's Hammer treated audiences to live renditions of their monolithic, gut-wrenching, black-doom, originally created in the mammoth stoned winter of 1994-1995.

Personally invited by Tom Gabriel Warrior, Thorr's Hammer, comprised of Stephen O'Malley (Sunn 0))), Guitar), Greg Anderson (Sunn 0))), Guitar), Jamie Sykes (Drums), long time cohort Guy Pinhas (The Obsessed / Goatsnake, Bass) and original vocalist Runhild Gammelsæter, will be playing their first ever show on the European mainland at Tom's Roadburn curated event, Only Death is Real.

Tom Gabriel Warrior comments: "I am excited and very happy as a fan and I feel proud and honored as a curator that Thorr's Hammer have accepted my invitation and have agreed to play next year's Roadburn festival. I greatly respect Stephen O'Malley both as a peer and a friend, and I have long regarded Thorr's Hammer as pioneers in their field. Having them at Roadburn is a true privilege."

Runhild Gammelsæter comments: "I speak on behalf of all members of Thorr's Hammer when I tell of the speachlessness, the thrill going down my back, upon the news that we have been invited by Tom Gabriel Warrior to play the Roadburn festival. Not in my wildest dreams as a teenage girl listening to Celtic Frost and playing doom in Seattle did I imagine that Thorr's Hammer would be appreciated 15 years later. We are awed of the recognition of our music and thrilled to have this opportunity. It is such a joy for us to play together again, and we look forward to share that joy with the audience. We are very thankful to our fans, old and new, and we are very excited to perform at Roadburn."

Stephen O'Malley comments: "With respect and honor Thorr's Hammer accepts Tom Gabriel Warrior's invitation to perform at his Only Death Is Real night at Roadburn 2010. TGW's guitar playing, Hellhammer, and early Celtic Frost were essential to the collaborative musical directions Greg Anderson and I were forging in the early days of making music together, and we remain faithful servants to this day. Even more essentially, TH was certainly a HH acolyte in the beginning, our direction nearly one of an attempt toward simulation of that acts primal aggressive modes. We are both proud and humbled to be the guest of one of our metal mentors, and to be given the opportunity to play the original 1994 demo "Dommedagsnatt" material in it's entirety on the European continent for the very first time."

Totally living up to the expectations surrounding this highly anticipated reunion, it's needless to say that we at Roadburn are very pleased with the addition of Thorr's Hammer, alongside headliner Triptykon to the line-up of Only Death Is Real.

Roadburn 2010, including Tom Gabriel Warrior's Only Death Is Real, the Goatsnake reunion and Candlemass' 25th anniversary show, will run for three days from Thursday, April 15 to Saturday, April 17 at both the 013 venue and Midi Theatre in Tilburg, Holland. There will be an additional Afterburner event on Sunday, April 18, 2010.

Please check www.roadburn.com for updates.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

ANGELA GOSSOW, DORO PESCH and SABINA CLASSEN TO TAKE PART IN HEAVY METAL AND GENDER CONFERENCE

The HEAVY METAL AND GENDER CONFERENCE shall take place on 10/8/09 in Cologne, Germany as ARCH ENEMY's ANGELA GOSSOW shall be one of the guest speakers.
FROM BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
ARCH ENEMY's Angela Gossow will take part in a vocal workshop at the "Heavy Metal And Gender" international congress on October 8 at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Germany. She will also take part in the panel discussion on "Women In Metal" later the same day along with Doro Pesch (DORO, WARLOCK), Sabina Classen (HOLY MOSES) and Britta Görtz.

The "Heavy Metal And Gender" congress will discuss gender roles, differences and stereotypes in heavy metal culture from an interdisciplinary and international perspective involving scholars as well as musicians and fans. It brings into account the broad variety of heavy metal as it has developed over the last 40 years and its global dissemination manifested in a high amount of subgenres. It will be the first scholarly conference on heavy metal in Germany and the first metal conference worldwide which focuses on issues of gender.

For more information, visit www.metalandgender.de.



Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

BRUTAL TRUTH ANNOUNCE FALL 2009 TOUR DATES


U.S. grind legends BRUTAL TRUTH have announced fall 2009 North American, Japanese and Australian tour dates.
FROM BLABBERMOUTH.NET:

With MUNICIPAL WASTE, PHOBIA, CAULDRON:

Dec. 04 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
Dec. 05 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Dec. 06 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Dec. 07 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes
Dec. 08 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
Dec. 09 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
Dec. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church

With CONVERGE, VENOMOUS CONCEPT:

Dec. 15 - Tokyo, Japan - O East
Dec. 16 - Nagoya, Japan - Club Quattro
Dec. 17 - Osaka, Japan - Big Cat

With BLOOD DUSTER, CAPTAIN CLEANOFF:

Dec. 19 - Brisbane, Australia - The Hi-Fi
Dec. 20 - Melbourne, Australia - The Hifi Bar
Dec. 21 - Sydney, Australia - Manning Bar
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-