Wednesday, September 29, 2010

HATE REVEAL COVER AND TRACKLISTING FOR NEW RELEASE "EREBOS"


Polish extreme metal warriors HATE have revealed the cover art and tracklisting of the bands anticipated release entitled "EREBOS" due out November 2010 (EUROPE) and January 2011 (NORTH AMERICA) on LISTENABLE RECORDS..
FROM HATE MYSPACE:
NEW ALBUM „EREBOS” - FRONT COVER
AND TRACKLIST REVEALED!


http://www.listenable.net/v2/release_detail.php?id=141





Polish extreme metallers
HATE have revealed a tracklist and front cover of their newly
recorded, mighty opus - „EREBOS”. This
masterpiece was completed in only five weeks' time and promises to be
the strongest HATE album thus far. Ferocious, challenging, complex,
varied, innovative, and extremely well-produced – EREBOS – is
HATE in full-swing! The album is set to be released in Europe in
November 2010, and in the USA in January 2011 as an extended version
containing a few additional live tracks. Once again, supporting
Decapitated, HATE will venture on a tour through Poland in October of
2010. In November, the band will tour Russia and Ukraine, and plans
to return to North America in early 2011 are well under way. More
news to come soon!







EREBOS
– tracklist:




1.GENESIS

2.LUX AETERNA

3.EREBOS

4.QUINTESSENCE OF HIGHER SUFFERING

5.TRINITY MOONS

6.HERO CULTS

7.TRANSSUBSTANCE

8.HEXAGONY

9.WRISTS

10. LUMINOUS HORIZON

THE MAKING OF EREBOS PART 2:

THE MAKING OF EREBOS PART 1:


HATE EROBOS TRAILER:

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

DIMENTIANON’s Third Album To See Release On Paragon Records



Paragon Records shall unleash the third album from New York’s masters of chaotic metal DIMENTIANON entitled "Collapse The Void", on October 19th, 2010.

FROM PARAGON RECORDS AND EARSPLIT PR:


Paragon Records will unleash the third album from DIMENTIANON, New York’s masters of chaotic metal, on October 19th, 2010. Entitled Collapse The Void, the album epitomizes the turbulent mixture of black, death and doom metal that has become the band’s trademark style.

DIMENTIANON have been a force in New York City’s extreme metal scene since their formation in 1995, the band then known as The Forgotten. With countless regional concerts under their belts, and backed with a solid resume of releases including the band’s fist two full-lengths, multiple demos and a split release with funeral doom merchants Rigor Sardonicous, the DIMENTIANON of 2010 is by far the most powerful expression of the band’s chaotic nature to date. Founding member vocalist Mike Zanchelli has led the unit through many lineup changes, currently rounded out by returning bassist Maureen Murphy, drummer Pete Christopher and guitarist Zoltan Valter (Sectioned).

Collapse The Void was recorded and produced by producer Pete Rutcho (Revocation, Graveheart, Frozen, Ravage) and features five massive tracks;, the shortest being just over three minutes, yet with the two longer tracks running closer to nine minutes. A maniacal yet well-orchestrated display of crushing haunting black/death metal with plenty of unexpected twists throughout, the album will surely arouse interest in any diehard fan of underground extreme metal.


Collapse The Void track listing:
1. Return…
2. Breathe Deep
3. Fragmented Nostalgia
4. The Forgotten
5. All Good Things End

Stay tuned for more news on DIMENTIANON activities to be posted throughout the year and well into 2011.










http://www.myspace.com/dimentianon

http://www.dimentianon.com

http://www.myspace.com/paragon_records

http://www.themetalunderground.com


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

DEICIDE ENTITLE FORTHCOMING RELEASE "TO HELL WITH GOD" , ANNOUNCE WINTER 2011 N. AMERICAN TOUR WITH BELPHEGOR, BLACKGUARD, NEURAXIS AND PATHOLOGY


Florida death metal legends DEICIDE will be back in 2011 with more bible bashing as the band has entitled their forth coming release "To Hell with God" as DEICIDE have announced dates for the “God Is Dead – To Hell With God Tour.” 2011 North American tour with Belphegor, Blackguard, Neuraxis and Pathology.
FROM DEICIDE:
February 15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
February 16 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
February 17 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
February 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
February 19 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
February 20 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
February 21 - New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
February 22 – Quebec City, QUE @ Imperial de Quebec
February 23 - Montreal, QUE @ Cafe Campus
February 24 – London, ONT @ Music Hall
February 25 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House
February 26 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie Rock Club
February 27 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
February 28 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
March 1 - Tulsa, OK @ Marquee
March 2 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
March 4 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
March 5 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
March 7 - Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
March 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
March 9 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
March 10 – Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

CROWBAR ANNOUNCES FALL 2010 SOUTHERN U.S. DATES


New Orleans (NOLA) Louisiana sludge metal heroes CROWBAR have announced a few southern U.S. dates in between recording new material.
FROM CROWBAR:


October 18 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
October 19 – Houston, TX @ Numbers
October 21 – Lafayette, LA @ Sadie’s Downtown
October 22 – Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

PROSTITUTE DISFIGURMENT ANNOUNCES OCTOBER WEEKEND SHOWS IN EUROPE


Netherlands native death/grind masters PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT have announced OCTOBER 2010 weekend shows in Europe. FROM PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT MYSPACE: Next weekend France,switzerland and Germany!

1 October - Grand Vennes venue, Lausanne (Switzerland)
2 October - Eas Hall venue, Loches (France)
3 October - Death feast Resque Show, Turock Essen (Germany)

Come out to the shows you fucking wankers!
If you want to experience fucking deathmetal then be there!!!

The gorehogs return...full of hatred and sick as fuck!
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

GORGOROTH ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER EUROPEAN TOUR


Norwegian black metal legends GORGOROTH have sent this update as the band has announced a NOVEMBER 2010 European tour.
FROM GORGOROTH and EARSPLIT PR:
GORGOROTH European Tour Update



20.11.2010(CZ) Prague / Meet Factory
21.11.2010(SK) Bratislava / Majestic Music Club
22.11.2010(SLO) Ljubljana / Metelkova
23.11.2010(ITA) Schio(Vicenza) / Mac 2
24.11.2010(CH) Bulle / Ebullition
25.11.2010(FR) Caen / Cargo
26.11.2010(BEL) Brugge / Magdalenazaal
27.11.2010(UK/GER/FR) Tba.

Support acts will be announced soon!
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

UNLOCKED ADVANCED TRACKS AVAILABLE


UNLOCKED (NETHERLANDS) featuring members of PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT, VISCERAL BLEEDING, GORGOROTH and ENTHRONED have posted advanced mp3's on the bands MYSPACE.
FROM UNLOCKED and EARSPLIT PR:

Recording line up:
Guitar - Benny (Visceral Bleeding, ex-Prostitute Disfigurement)
Vocals - Nornagest (Enthroned)
Guitar - Sebastiaan (Abhorrence, Tombe)
Bass - Phorgath (Enthroned, Emptiness)
Drum - Dani"Garghuf"Robnik (Gorgoroth)

Read more: http://www.myspace.com/unlockedofficial#ixzz10r5y0gnb




Just a little note to let you know that three tracks UNLOCKED's upcoming record have been posted at the band's official MySpace page UNLOCKED features members of Enthroned, Prostitute Disfigurement, Shining and Visceral Bleeding. http://www.myspace.com/unlockedofficial
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

BLACK MASS RITUAL FEST III HELSINKI, FINLAND 9/30-10/2/2010


Promoters have announced the BLACK MASS RITUAL FEST III set for 9/30-10/2/2010 in Dante's Highlight HELSINKI, FINLAND as the confirmed lineup is below.
FROM BLACK MASS RITUAL FEST III:
Black Mass Ritual Fest III 2010 Helsinki, Finland
"BLACK MASS RITUAL III",
a three-day indoor festival held in Dante's Highlight, Helsinki Finland.
30th of September - 2nd of October 2010.

Dante's Highlight is a venue located in the center of Helsinki. The capacity of the venue is limited to 650 persons. Age limit is 18 years. Address: Fredrikinkatu 42, 00100 Helsinki.


http://www.sacrifire.net/bmr/


DAY I - Thu 30.9.

SADISTIC INTENT (US)
WITCHRIST (Nz)
CRAVEN IDOL (UK)
NEUTRON HAMMER (Fin)
VORUM (Fin)


DAY II - Fri 1.10.

NIRVANA 2002 (Swe)
EXCORIATE (Ger)
GRAVE MIASMA (GB)
KARNARIUM (Swe)
HOODED MENACE (Fin)
STENCH OF DECAY (Fin)
MAVETH (Fin)


DAY III - Sat 2.10.

NECROS CHRISTOS (Ger)
DEAD CONGREGATION (Gre)
DIOCLETIAN (Nz)
DEMIGOD (Fin) - Slumber era!
BLASPHEMOPHAGHER (Ita)
CRUCIAMENTUM (UK)
LIE IN RUINS (Fin)
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Monday, September 27, 2010

GWAR SET RELEASE DATE FOR "BLOODY PIT OF HORROR"


Virginia metal legends GWAR have entitled the bands new release "BLOODY PIT OF HORROR" set for a 11/9/2010 unleash date via METAL BLADE RECORDS.
FROM GWAR AND BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
GWAR's new album, "Gwar's Bloody Pit Of Horror", will be released on November 9 via Metal Blade Records. The CD artwork can be viewed below.

A song from the upcoming album, "Zombies, March!", is available for streaming at Bloody-Disgusting.com.

Fangoria has announced that it will be working with GWAR on the band's next music video. "Zombies, March!" will be the first clip from "Gwar's Bloody Pit Of Horror", and will be shot in Richmond, Virginia during September and October with Fangoria's own David McKendry.

McKendry (who just finished directing MUNICIPAL WASTE's video for "Acid Sentence") is very excited to be working with this legendary group of monsters.

"When a few of the band members approached me about directing the video, I was pretty sure they were going to kill me and take my wallet, or kill my wallet and take me (it was a hard situation to read)," he said. "But apparently it was legit, and they really want me to direct a video.

"I had always been a huge fan of GWAR's music. Plus the constant threat of being hurled into the jaws of GorGor keeps me on my toes."

Said infernal overlord and GWAR lead singer Oderus Urungus: "When I found out we were working with Fangoria on our new video, I immediately sacrificed 50 Norwegian babies on my Burning Altar of Syphilis. This has led to a huge reaction from the undead community; I mean they were literally coming through the walls! Indeed, I think we are going to have to have some kind of zombie try-outs...

"I don't want to be stuck with mostly old people and o.d.s. We are going for some real variety and everything from fresh abortions to chain-gunned Taliban members will be appearing!"

For what will undoutbedly turn out to be a disturbing video, Fangoria will be recruiting around 75 zombie extras from the Richmond, Virginia/Washington D.C. area. Keep checking Fangoria.com for more details.

"I love working with the undead," said GWAR bass player and sexual sadist Beefcake the Mighty, "as long as the catering is adequate."

"Bloody Pit of Horror" is reportedly "heavy as fuck", and features songs like "Hail to Genocide", "Storm is Coming", and "Tick-Tits", the latter of which is "a song about a chick whose tits are covered in ticks…big fat gray puffy ones," said Oderus.

Fresh off the amazing experience that was the 2010 GWAR-B-Q, intergalactic snuff-rockers GWAR continue their relentless assault upon all humanity with the announcement of their first run of dates for this fall's "Bloody Tour of Horror".

Catch GWAR on the "Bloody Tour Of Horror" with THE CASUALTIES, INFERNAEON and MOBILE DEATHCAMP starrting on October 2 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The new GWAR DVD, "Lust In Space - Live At The National", can now be ordered at Sleazy P. Martini's Hypereal Productions page. The footage for the DVD was filmed at the National Theater in Richmond, Virginia and chronicles GWAR's return to outer space in search of its old Scumdog legion and its battle against Cardinal Syn. The disc contains the band's full 82-minute set, the 10-minute "Behind The Murder" mockumentary, plus a special "features" section, including interview extras, a behind-the-scenes look at special F/X being filmed and a slideshow featuring band shots from the album cover. Two additional DVDs, "Blood Drive 2002" and "War Party 2004" (both also shot by Sleazy P. Martini), are also available at the Hypereal Productions page.

GWAR's latest album, "Lust In Space", sold around 5,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 96 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

SEVENTH VOID SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS


SEVENTH VOID, the new band featuring TYPE O NEGATIVE's guitarist and drummer KENNY HICKEY and JOHNNY KELLY have sent this update:
FROM SEVENTH VOID:
SEVENTH VOID — the new band featuring TYPE O NEGATIVE guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly — has inked a deal with Napalm Records. The group's debut album, "Heaven Is Gone", will be made available in Europe at the end of November.

Commented Johnny Kelly: "It's been a long time coming! I'm thrilled that we are finally getting 'Heaven Is Gone' released everywhere! I'm looking forward to working with Napalm on this as well as the next SEVENTH VOID release in 2011! I'm even more stoked about the band finally doing a European tour! I'm really looking forward to the upcoming run with MONSTER MAGNET. It's gonna be a blast!"

"Heaven Is Gone" was released in the United States on April 21, 2009 via Vinnie Paul's (PANTERA, HELLYEAH) Big Vin Records. The CD sold around 1,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. It debuted at No. 21 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

"We sent [Vinnie] one song," Hickey told DallasObserver.com, "and he really liked it. So we never really took it anywhere else. We wanted someone who believed in it. And Vinnie does."

"From the moment I first heard them, I full-on loved it," Vinnie said. "It's a new band, but when other people hear it, they'll know too. It's just an old-school sound with a new attitude. Something different than all the LINKIN PARKs and HOLLYWOOD UNDEADs out there right now."

Rounded out by bassist Hank Hell (INHUMAN) and guitarist Matt Brown (ex-SUPERMASSIV), SEVENTH VOID continues TYPE O's tradition of slow, heavy riffs and existential lyrics, but with a slightly sludgier, "stonier" flavor.

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

Saturday, September 25, 2010

ITP SOCIAL MEDIA: BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY


EDITORS NOTE: Can't find those DVD's featured on "METAL AT THE MOVIES", try NETFLIX
(http://www.netflix.com/?mqso=80025836) as they will snail mail you those DVD's. BLOCKBUSTER and many indie movie rental stores are going out business and filing for bankruptcy as 3,000 BLOCKBUSTER STORES still exist.
FROM SAN FRANCISCO GATE:
Sept. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Blockbuster Inc., the world's biggest movie-rental company, filed for bankruptcy after failing to adapt its storefront model to online technology pioneered by rivals such as Netflix Inc.

The company listed assets of $1.02 billion against debt of $1.46 billion on a Chapter 11 petition filed today in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York. The company said it reached a deal with a group of bondholders on a plan of reorganization and secured a $125 million loan to finance operations.

"To preserve its three-decade long developed brand value, Blockbuster seeks a restructuring that permits a significant deleveraging of its business so that it can move forward at the digital clip at which its industry and competitors are currently running," Jeffery Stegenga, the company's restructuring officer, said in a court filing.

Sales at Dallas-based Blockbuster, with about 3,000 stores in the U.S., shrank in recent years while Netflix grew by renting movies online and through the mail, and Coinstar Inc. put Redbox DVD vending machines in supermarkets and drugstores.

The $125 million in secured financing from senior noteholders represents new cash availability. On an interim basis before final approval, $45 million would be available. The financing is to have a lien ahead of existing debt. The financing also calls for converting $250 million of existing secured debt into a new loan with a lien ahead of existing debt.

Largest Creditors

Under the proposed plan, there will be no recovery by the holders of the company's outstanding subordinated debt, preferred stock or common stock, according to the statement. Blockbuster anticipates it will pay something to unsecured creditors, court papers show. Blockbuster Video Italy Inc., Blockbuster International Spain Inc., Blockbuster Canada Inc. and nine other units also sought protection.

The company's largest trade creditor is Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment with a $21.6 million claim, followed by Warner Home Video Inc. with a claim of $19 million and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment with a claim of $13.3 million, according to today's filing. Among others waiting to be paid by Blockbuster are Coca-Cola Enterprises, which is owed $703,412, and the advisory firm Moelis & Co., owed $254,050.

The filing "provides the optimal path for recapitalizing our balance sheet and positioning Blockbuster for the future, as we continue to transform our business model to meet the evolving preferences of our customers," Chief Executive Officer Jim Keyes said in a statement today. Keyes owns almost 1.4 million shares and options on another 7.8 million shares.

Icahn Bonds

Billionaire Carl Icahn bought about one-third of Blockbuster's bonds as of Sept. 17, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Icahn, 74, a former director of the company, led a proxy fight in 2005 to put himself and two nominees on the board. Last March, he cut his stake in the company to 3.5 percent by selling stock. He left the board in January. He is working with a group of senior creditors in the reorganization plan, the people said.

Before deciding on a bankruptcy financed by senior lenders, Blockbuster said it spent "significant time" through the spring and summer this year discussing potential financing deals with other companies. They included two "large, financially capable strategic parties" and other investors. None of them offered sufficient money for the company to cut its debt enough, Blockbuster said in a court filing.

Bondholder Support

Blockbuster has support for its reorganization plan from a group of bondholders holding about 80.1 percent of the company's 11 3/4 percent senior-secured notes, it said. The notes will be exchanged for equity in the reorganized company. The company has secured bonds with a face value of $630 million and unsecured bonds with a face value of $300 million, court papers show.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

STOLEN KATATONIA GUITARS RETURNED


According to KATATONIA's FACEBOOK and SMNNEWS.COM, the guitars stolen on KATATONIA's North American tour have been returned to police. FROM SMNNEWS.COM: According to a posting on KATATONIA’s Facebook page, the two guitars that were stolen while the Swedish band was performing on September 18, 2010 at Station 4 in St. Paul, Minnesota have been turned in to the police. The group states, “We won’t get into the murky ugly details right now as the priority was and is that we get them back on the road for our shows and then on to the competition winners, so let’s celebrate that for now while the police continue to do their job.”
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

ARCH ENEMY ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER UK TOUR WITH GRAND MAGUS + MALEFICE + CHTHONIC


Swedish melodic death metal warriors ARCH ENEMY have announced a November UK tour with GRAND MAGUS + MALEFICE and CHTHONIC.
FROM ARCH ENEMY MYSPACE:
Arch Enemy Manchester
Academy 2 Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 at 7:30PM
Arch Enemy Glasgow
Glasgow Garage Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 at 7:00PM
Arch Enemy Wolverhampton
Wulfrun Hall Thursday, 25 Nov 2010 at 7:00PM
Arch Enemy London
HMV Forum Saturday, 27 Nov 2010 at 7:00PM
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Friday, September 24, 2010

HATEBREED ANNOUNCES DECEMBER 2010 UK TOUR WITH MACHINEHEAD


Connecticut metal core masters HATEBREED have announced a DECEMBER 2010 UK headlining tour with MACHINEHEAD.
FROM HATEBREED:
Commented HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta: "We're beyond excited to return to the U.K. for a tour in December. We hinted to the fans that we'd be back to do a full headline tour when we were playing with MACHINE HEAD earlier this year. Then we had a great shows in Reading, Colchester and Leeds, so we wanted to make sure we closed out 2010 with a proper headline set for all of our U.K. diehards! Thanks to everyone who made their voices heard on our various websites. We'll see you in December."

The dates are as follows:

Dec. 06 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
Dec. 07 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Dec. 08 - Glasgow, UK - Garage
Dec. 09 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
Dec. 10 - Birmingham, UK - Academy 2
Dec. 11 - Stoke, UK - Sugarmill
Dec. 13 - Leeds, UK - Cockpit
Dec. 14 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
Dec. 15 - Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms
Dec. 16 - London, UK - Garage
Thanks-STAY METAL, STAY BRUTAL-\M/ -L-

ITP UPDATE: METAL NEWS FEATURES: "NOTES FROM THE EXTREME METAL UNDERGROUND V.010" COMING UP


ITP UPDATE: Although, ITP editor is sick with a cold, and stomach illness, ITP will be back with NOTES FROM THE EXTREME METAL UNDERGROUND by Monday (keep sending those tour reminders in via MYSPACE) as HUMANITY IS DOOMED (DOOM METAL NEWS), DAMNED IN BLACK (BLACK METAL NEWS) will be up by the end of the month, very early October.
Send all extreme metal and metal sub genre news to ITP myspace accounts with no html, just plain text. BTW, we got our hot water, time for a shower.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

FEAR FACTORY ANNOUNCE "THE INDUSTRIAL DISCIPLINE TOUR" WITH HIGH ON FIRE


California industrial/death metal heroes FEAR FACTORY have announced “The Industrial Discipline Tour” a DECEMBER 2010 European tour with HIGH ON FIRE.
FROM FEAR FACTORY:

12/04 – Hamburg, GER @ Greunspan
12/03 – Tilburg, NET @ 013
12/06 – Luxembourg, LUX @ Den Atelier
12/07 – Antwerp, BEL @ Trix
12/08 – Saarbrucken, GER @ Garage
12/09 – Vienna, AUT @ Arena
12/11 – Zurich, SWI @ Dynamo
12/12 – Bologna, ITA @ Estragon
12/13 – Koln, GER @ Essigfabrik
12/14 – Paris, FRA @ Elysee Montmartre
12/15 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
12/16 – Glasgow, UK @ QMU
12/18 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
12/19 – London, UK @ Forum
12/20 – Bristol, UK @ Academy
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

ARSIS ANNOUNCE "TOUR FOR THE SICK" DECEMBER U.S. DATES WITH POWERGLOVE and CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE


Virginia melodic death metallers ARSIS have announced DECEMBER 2010 U.S. dates with
POWERGLOVE and CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE.
FROM ARSIS:
12/01 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar & Grill
12/02 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Evening Star Music Hall
12/03 – Cleveland, OH @ Pirates Cove
12/04 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
12/05 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
12/07 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
12/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
12/09 – Boise, ID @ The Venue
12/10 – Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
12/11 – Portland, OR @ Branx (Loveland)
12/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
12/13 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
12/14 – Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
12/15 – Amarillo, TX @ Club Khaos
12/16 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee Theatre
12/18 – West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Thursday, September 23, 2010

METAL AT THE MOVIES: PART 15: THE SOCIAL NETWORK (FREE SCREENING-9/26/2010-REGAL UNION SQUARE STADIUM 14-850 BROADWAY NYC, NY)



The new film "The Social Network" has set a FREE SCREENING 9/26/2010-REGAL UNION SQUARE STADIUM 14-850 BROADWAY NYC, NYC,NY and a Q and A period for the new movie "THE SOCIAL NETWORK" (about the founding of social network FACEBOOK) as the movies producers have offered a new trailer as well.
FROM ITP: http://spak-individualthoughtpatterns.blogspot.com/search?q=the+social+network+
FROM THE SOCIAL NETWORK MYSPACE:
The Social Network - FREE NY Screening!
When:
Sunday, September 26, 2010 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT REGAL UNION SQUARE STADIUM 14-850 BROADWAY NYC, NYC,NY
Description

See the The Social Network before it’s out in theaters!

RSVP to attend a free screening followed by a special Q&A with talent from the film including Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer and writer Aaron Sorkin. The event will be hosted by Olivia Munn!
Click here to RSVP

Also, do you have a burning question about The Social Network? Submit a question and it just might be answered by the actors and writer!
Submit your question here

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. From director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin comes The Social Network, a film that proves you don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, and Ceán Chaffin and based on the book "The Accidental Billionaires" by Ben Mezrich.
FROM SMNNEWS.COM:
A new track by the name of “In Motion” from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross‘ score for the upcoming film “The Social Network” has debuted online and can be heard below. As previously reported, a free five track EP of music from the score has been made available online via Nullco.com. While the entire score will see a September 28th release date through The Null Corporation/Madison Gate. “The Social Network” will open in theaters on October 01st

In Motion by nullcorp
Also, "damage control" regarding public image issues Mark Zuckerberg
(one of FACEBOOKS's founders) has suffered since his legal battle and the pending movie ("The Social Network") on who exactly is the owner of FACEBOOK: Mark Zuckerberg recently contributed 100 million to Newarks's public school system.
FROM ALL VOICES:

Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO) is going to donate about $100 million to the Newark public school . The donation will be given to improve U.S. education.

Mark Zuckerberg will announce this contribution Friday on renowned show The Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey Show, where he will be accompanied by the New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory A.
According to Forbes, the Facebook founder and CEO been in 35th position on its annual list of wealthy Americans. According to the Forbes estimation Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $6.9 billion which puts him in 7th spots above Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who is estimated to be worth $6.1 billion, ranking 42 on Forbes’ list



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

SPAWN OF POSSESSION OFFER LINEUP UPDATE


Swedish technical death metal heroes SPAWN OF POSSESSION have sent this lineup update as SOP have been rejoined by vocalist Dennis Röndum. FROM SPAWN OF POSSESSION MYSPACE: -Line-up Update-
"I’ve been quite disconnected from the band for a long time now so when Bryssling got in touch with me it felt kind of surreal. But non the less amazing when he started to describe his visions for the next Spawn of Possession record and that he wanted me to handle the vocals for it. Now mind you, it’s been over four years of silence between us and we parted on a somewhat bad note but that’s in the past. The focus is now on the new material, which Bryssling has invited me to get involved with and after listening to the temp tracks, all I can say is that I’m in for a serious ride. Although my presence have been lacking in the scene I’ve been busy writing and recording with my new band. It’s still all under wraps but hopefully I’ll be able to share it with you in a not too distant future. With that said, I’m really excited to be back in the SoP camp and I can’t wait to join the others to complete what I believe will be a masterpiece of unparalleled proportions.
//Dennis"
Yes Dennis are back in the band, where he belongs.
We would like to thank Chalky for the time he was a part of the band, He helped us bringing SoP back to life for a moment and without him we could not have done the Australian tour.
So we are thankfull for everything he did for us and whish him the best of luck.
Line-Up: Jonas Bryssling, Dennis Röndum, Erlend Caspersen, Richard Schill, Cristian Muenzner.
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-Songwriting process-
We have to many songs, and some of them are kind of long, 7-10 min each. So we have decided to cut down the amount of tracks from twelve songs to ten.
We are now finishing up the last songs. Pollishing & practicing the rest.
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-Spotify-
Spawn of Possession can now bew found on spotify.
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-Label & Studio-
We are in the process of signing to a new label and booking a studio.
More info about that when we have worked out the details.

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

TRIOS RIVIERES METAL FEST CONFIRMS LINEUP


The TRIOS RIVIERES METAL FEST, set to take place October 15-16 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada has confirmed the fests 2010 lineup.
FROM TRIOS RIVIERES METAL FEST PROMOTERS:
Due to "touring conflicts," BLACKGUARD has cancelled its previously announced appearance at the Trois-Rivières Metalfest X festival, set to take place October 15-16 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. Replacing them on the bill is AUGURY.

The festival billing is now as follows:

Friday, October 15:

DESPISED ICON
MONONC' SERGER & ANONYMUS
MISERY INDEX
BLINDWITNESS
DIVINITY
STRIGAMPIRE
UNFALLEN

Saturday, October 16:

CANNIBAL CORPSE
MARTYR
NEURAXIS
AUGURY
REVOCATION
HORFIXION
SUPERIOR ENLIGHTENMENT

For more information, visit www.troisrivieresmetal.com.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

KATATONIA LOSE GEAR IN ROBBERY


Swedish atmospheric doomsters KATATONIA recently lost equipment and gear in a robbery during the bands tour stop in St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday.
FROM NOISECREEP:

Katatonia had hit the U.S. for their first tour of the region in over three years when they were robbed. Two guitars, straps and wireless transmitters were jacked from the band's tour stop in St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday.

The band issued the following statement regarding the matter: "Unfortunately tonight's gig reached an all time low. Two of our guitars got stolen (including our straps with wireless transmitters), obviously causing performance difficulties, frustration and anger. Then against all odds, further technical problems kept on coming down one after another during the show. Apologies goes out to our fans in Minnesota for having to go through this." Minnesotans are probably bummed out that their fellow statesmen committed such a grievous injustice against Katatonia.

Incidentally, the stolen Mayones guitars were to be the grand prize in two Katatonia giveaways that were launched in celebration of the otherwise extremely successful headlining run on the Night Over North America Tour. Fans are encouraged to check Craigslist, eBay, local pawn shops and other possible avenues for the thieves to hock the missing gear.

Despite the theft, the band will continue along the tour route for the next two weeks.
Also KATATONIA WILL tour Scandinavia soon.
FROM KATATONIA:
You may have noticed the show announcements for the club show in Linköping, Sweden and for the Ålborg Metal Fest in Denmark and we wanted to make you aware that more Scandinavian shows will be announced soon. We can’t give out any details just yet, but keep an eye out for this as news is soon to come.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

ANAAL NATHRAKH KICK OFF EUROPEAN TOUR THIS WEEK


UK black metal warriors ANAAL NATHRAKH will kick off a European tour this week.
FROM ANAAL NATHRAKH: Owing to an unforeseen conjunction of circumstances, it suddenly became possible to arrange a short tour of various parts of Europe. So we attacked the opportunity. The dates join the previously arranged shows at the Meh Suff! and Damnation festivals, and the show with Triptykon in Athens.

Given the comparatively last minute nature of the tour, we appreciate anything anyone can do to help get word around and make them all the memorable orgies of spit and hatred that they are destined to be. One or two may be added to this list, depending on availability.


With the exception of Leeds, we have never played in any of these cities before and look forward hugely to the opportunity to destroy pieces of our souls for your entertainment.

V.I.T.R.I.O.L. on the omnipresence of evil
As part of the build up to the Damnation festival, the organisers asked for an article on any subject for the festival zine, which was duly supplied and is now available to read on the festival site here on the zine page of the site.

It's intended to be thought provoking.

The band are currently making the final preparations to head off around Europe for the following shows, with more to be announced.

24 Sep 201020:00BaroegRotterdam, NETHERLANDS
25 Sep 201020:00Podium 't Beest GoesGoes, Zeeland, NETHERLANDS
26 Sep 201019:00ExHausTrier, Germany, GERMANY
29 Sep 201019:00MATRIX KLUBPraha, CZ, CZECH REPUBLIC
30 Sep 201019:00Nová PekáreňNitra, Slovakia, SLOVAKIA (Slovak Republic)
1 Oct 201020:00Escape Metal CornerVienna, Austria, AUSTRIA
3 Oct 201019:00KYTTARO LIVE CLUBAthens, Athens, GREECE
6 Nov 201015:00DAMNATION FEST, Leeds UniversityLeeds, n/a, UNITED KINGDOM


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

MOBILE DEATH CAMP ADDED TO TMT FEST? 9/24, 25th and 26th, 2010 ORANGE COUNTY SPEEDWAY, MIDDLETOWN, NY




Toledo, Ohio nu metallers MOBILE DEATH CAMP have announced they have been added to the anticipated TMT METAL FEST set to take place 9/24, 25th and 26th at THE ORANGE COUNTY SPEEDWAY,(OCFS ARENA) MIDDLETOWN, NY. However, TMT METAL FEST PROMOTERS have yet to confirm MOBILE DEATH CAMP's participation.
FROM MOBILE DEATH CAMP:
While touring with Gwar as Beefcake The Mighty, Todd decided it was high time to switch back to his original instrument, guitar, find the right comrades, and begin melting faces with the style of music they REALLY felt in their loins...

Enter the Glass City's latest abomination, MOBILE DEATHCAMP ! !


FROM MOBILE DEATH CAMP MYSPACE:
ATTN. MIDDLETOWN NY!! WE WILL BE PLAYING THE TMT METAL FEST
Middletown, NY
FROM TMT PROMOTERS:
Orange County Fair Speedway Arena & Stadium is a classic state of the art facility that has & will be once again hosting some of the greatest Heavy Metal Acts from all around the World! After a 15 year hiatus OCFS Stadium & Arena is now back and were going Old School! TMT METAL FEST will be the first big metal show in years! A true European Style Heavy Metal Festival & its coming to OCFS Arena & Stadium. THIS IS THE ONLY EUROPEAN HEAVY METAL STYLE FESTIVAL IN THE UNITED STATES. COME SEE WHAT ALL THE EUROPEAN FOLKS ARE RAVING ABOUT, THEY SAY THERES ARE THE BEST! LETS SHOW THEM HOW AMERICANS IMPROVE ON AN ALREADY GREAT IDEA! WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN BRING BACK THE GLORY DAYS OF HEAVY METAL MUSIC IN THE GOOD OLE USA. WE HERE AT TMT HOPE YOU SHARE OUR VISION. TMT METAL FEST will be held September 24th thru the 26th 2010. So get your Tickets ASAP! Festival Info 607-727-2529 or the OC Fair office 845-343-4826


ANY TICKETS PURCHASED ON OR AFTER THE 20th OF SEPTEMBER WILL NEED TO PICK UP THEIR TICKETS & CREDENTIALS AT THE WILL CALL TENT BY THE MAIN GATE.

1. Tickets will be $25 in advance for a one day Pass, $30 a day for a one day Pass, the day of show "No Camping"

2.We are offering a military discount for our "VIP PASSES" to our boys in the military. So if your in the military & you want to come to the festival then send us a email with proof that your actively serving and we'll instruct you on how to get your pass. "tmtmetalfest@yahoo.com"

Click on the "Complete Ticket Solutions" Logo Below to Get your Single or 3 Day Camping Tickets! VIP PASSES are also available.

TMT SINGLE DAY TICKETS.

3. $80 in advance for a 3 day Festival Pass "Including Camping" Tickets will be $130 The Day of the show for a 3 day Festival Pass "Including Camping" So Get Your Tickets in Advance! Limited number of 3 day camping passes available! Don't Miss out!

TMT FESTIVAL TICKET OPTIONS

VIP Pass Package" Includes All Access Backstage Pass,Full Catered Buffet & Special VIP Seating & Camping for Only $200 a Day.

VIP Pass / With Camping.

Festival info #: 607-727-2529 O.C.F.S Office 845-343-4826

Contact us at tmtmetalfest@yahoo.com for any questions...

Want to attend the Festival in style & get the ultimate experience then check this site out! www.gorving.com Rent a RV....
Orange County Fair Speedway Arena & Stadium is a classic state of the art facility that will be hosting some of the greatest Heavy Metal Acts from all around the World! After a 15 year hiatus OCFS Arena & Stadium is now back and we're going Old School! We will be taking requests from unsigned bands to be the direct support for the Nationals that will be headlining the shows that are to be booked once a month over the coming months. The Arena can accommodate up to 5000 fans & the Stadium accommodates about 35.000 people. This is a once legendary venue and OCFS is back to stay! We will bring back the glory days of Heavy Metal in America one show at a time! We are one of the only remaining venues in the USA that can hold this volume of fans at a club & festival based level. So if your into being a part of the Old School way of doing things then give us a hollar! We still are deciding on when the debut show will take place but be rest assured we will be working hard to get this ball rolling! TMT METAL FEST will be the first big show "European Style Heavy Metal Festival" coming to OCFS Arena & Stadium, the Main Stadium Mega Stages will be unleashed once again! TMT METAL FEST will be held September 24th thru the 26th 2010. So get your Tickets ASAP! This is one Festival you don't want to miss....

Gates open at 9am Friday Sept 24th Get your spot early.
FRIDAY the 24th
1.MUSHROOMHEAD
2.OTEP
3.EMMURE
4.UNCAGED
5.DIECAST
6.KILLER IN THE WORK PLACE
7.WRECKING DAY
8.ONLY HELL REMAINS
8.SICOCIS
9.SLAM ONE DOWN

SATURDAY the 25th
1. SUFFOCATION
2. WINDS OF PLAGUE
3.GOATWHORE
4. SILENT CIVILIAN
5.THE AUTUMN OFFERING
6.THE ABSENCE
7.BENEATH THE SKY
8.HATE INCORPORATED
9.CONFORMITY
10.CARNIFEX
11.BLEEDING THE FIFTH
12.SEELOW HIEGHTS

SUNDAY the 26th
1. TANTRIC
2.FLAW
3.BURN HALO
4.THE LETTER BLACK
5.INHALE EXHALE
6.WRITE THIS DOWN
7. KOMTRA
8.STEEL KINGDOM
BTW, MOBILE DEATH CAMP have also joined the GWAR tour with THE CASUALTIES and INFERNEAEON.
FROM MOBILE DEATH CAMP:
The dates are up, and it's SO on !! Us, Infernaeon, The Casualties, and Gwar... what a fuckin wild Fall we're in for... hmm, and so is North America !!


Let me get this little bit of info outta the way real quick...

1.) I'm not IN Gwar anymore.
2.) I'm in the OPENING band, of a 4 band bill.
3.) I do not have ANY pull, say, influence, or otherwise, as far as getting your band on part of this tour, nor even just 15 minutes on one show.
4.) Why wouldn't anyone try to contact the actual booking agent, or Gwar, or clubs hosting shows??

I mean, if you were interested in getting a free guitar from Gibson, would you ask the guy with the hose out back, spraying out the dumpster?? I think I've made my point... =)



Anyway... There will be alotta faces in the crowds during this tour, and we're gonna melt ALL those faces' asses !! Yup'per, you heared me correctly... we're excited as hell for it, yes, Cracker is too, even if he does look like he just smelled your shoe...

The CD drops (why, "drops"?) within the next couple'a weeks... all across this great country of ours, as well as Europe!!
We've also been talking with some folks (dare I say??), who may throw it around Japan too, THAT'D be too fuggin' sweet !!

Lately, we've been honored to share the stage for a short week with Order Of Ennead (members of Deicide), from Tampa, great dudes, and a bad ass band !!
Currently, we're playing some dates with Wormrot, from Singapore... wild ass grind core band, VERY cool guys !! TERIMAH KASIH !!



That's all for now, folks... thanks for lending an eye to the tapped out rants of this raving lunatic... until we type again, SELAMAT JALAN !!

-T =)
Sep 24 2010 1:30P
TMT METAL FEST @ ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY MIDDLETOWN, NY
Sep 25 2010 7:00P
BILLIARD CLUB COLUMBUS, OH
Oct 2 2010 6:00P
SONAR (w Gwar) BALTIMORE, MD
Oct 4 2010 6:00P
VOGUE (w Gwar) INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Oct 5 2010 6:00P
VALARIUM (w Gwar) KNOXVILLE, TN
Oct 7 2010 6:00P
REVOLUTION (w Gwar) FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Oct 8 2010 5:30P
RITZ YBOR (w Gwar) YBOR CITY (Tampa), FL
Oct 9 2010 6:00P
FIRESTONE LIVE (w Gwar) ORLANDO, FL
Oct 10 2010 6:00P
MASQUERADE (w Gwar) ATLANTA, GA
Oct 11 2010 6:00P
AMOS ' SOUTHEND (w Gwar) CHARLOTTE, NC
Oct 12 2010 6:00P
BOGARTS (w Gwar) CINCINNATI, OH
Oct 13 2010 6:00P
HOUSE OF BLUES (w Gwar) CLEVELAND, OH
Oct 14 2010 7:00P
Electric Factory (W Gwar) Philadelphia, PA
Oct 15 2010 6:00P
NORTHERN LIGHTS (w Gwar) CLIFTON PARK, NY
Oct 16 2010 1:00P
THE PALLADIUM (w Gwar) - Rock n Shock Festival WORCESTER, MA
Oct 17 2010 6:00P
THEATRE TELUS (w Gwar) MONTREAL, QC, CANADA
Oct 19 2010 6:00P
CLUB OXYGEN (w Gwar) MONCTON, NS, CANADA
Oct 20 2010 6:00P
THE NEW PALACE (w Gwar) HALIFAX, NS, CANADA
Oct 22 2010 6:00P
THEATRE IMPERIAL (w Gwar) QUEBEC CITY, QC, CANADA
Oct 23 2010 6:00P
OPERA HOUSE (w Gwar) TORONTO, ON, CANADA
Oct 24 2010 6:00P
WATER STREET MUSIC HALL (w Gwar) ROCHESTER, NY
Oct 26 2010 5:00P
House Of Blues (w Gwar) Chicago, IL
Oct 27 2010 6:00P
NEWPORT (w Gwar) COLUMBUS, OH
Oct 28 2010 6:00P
POPS (w Gwar) SAUGET (St Louis), IL
Oct 29 2010 6:00P
INTERSECTION (w Gwar) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Oct 30 2010 6:00P
HARPO'S (w Gwar) DETROIT, MI
Oct 31 2010 6:00P
RAVE (w Gwar) MILWAUKEE, WI
Nov 2 2010 6:00P
HOUSE OF BLUES (w Gwar) DALLAS, TX
Nov 3 2010 6:00P
VILLAGE (w Gwar) LITTLE ROCK, AR
Nov 4 2010 6:00P
HOUSE OF BLUES (w Gwar) NEW ORLEANS, LA
Nov 5 2010 6:00P
HOUSE OF BLUES (w Gwar) HOUSTON, TX
Nov 6 2010 12:00P
TBA "AFTER Fun Fun Fun Fest Party" (w Infernaeon) AUSTIN, TX
Nov 8 2010 7:00P
GRANADA (w Gwar) LAWRENCE, KS
Nov 9 2010 7:00P
CAIN'S (w Gwar) TULSA, OK
Nov 10 2010 7:00P
BOURBON THEATER (w Gwar) LINCOLN, NE
Nov 11 2010 7:00P
GOTHIC THEATER (w Gwar) ENGLEWOOD (Denver), CO
Nov 12 2010 7:00P
SUNSHINE THEATER (w Gwar) ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Nov 13 2010 7:30P
RIALTO THEATER (w Gwar) TUCSON, AZ
Nov 14 2010 7:30P
MARQUEE THEATER (w Gwar) TEMPE (Phoenix), AZ
Nov 15 2010 7:30P
HOUSE OF BLUES (w Gwar) SANDY EGGO, CA
Nov 16 2010 5:30P
HOUSE OF BLUES (w Gwar) WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Nov 17 2010 5:30P
VENTURA THEATER (w Gwar) VENTURA, CA
Nov 18 2010 5:00P
SENATOR THEATER (w Gwar) CHICO, CA
Nov 19 2010 5:00P
KNITTING FACTORY (w Gwar) RENO, NV
Nov 20 2010 5:00P
MIDTOWN MUSIC HALL (w Gwar) BEND, OR
Nov 21 2010 5:00P
REGENCY BALLROOM (w Gwar) SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Nov 22 2010 5:00P
THE GLASS HOUSE (w Gwar) POMONA ( The I.E., SON!! ), CA
Nov 24 2010 5:00P
GREAT SALT AIR PAVILLION (W Gwar) MAGNA (SLC), UT
Nov 26 2010 5:00P
ROSELAND THEATER (w Gwar) PORTLAND, OR
Nov 27 2010 5:00P
KNITTING FACTORY (w Gwar) SPOKANE, WA
Nov 28 2010 5:00P
SHOWBOX SODO (w Gwar) SEATTLE, WA
Nov 29 2010 5:00P
COMMODORE BALLROOM (w Gwar) VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
Dec 1 2010 5:00P
EDMONTON EVENTS CENTER (w Gwar) EDMONTON, AB, CANADA
Dec 2 2010 5:00P
MACEWAN HALL (w Gwar) CALGARY, AB, CANADA
Dec 3 2010 5:00P
RIDDELL CENTRE (w Gwar) REGINA, SK, CANADA
Dec 4 2010 5:00P
GARRICK CENTRE (w Gwar) WINNIPEG, MB, CANADA
Dec 6 2010 5:00P
THE CABOOZE (w Gwar) MINNEAPOLIS, MN


GWAR, MOBILE DEATH CAMP, THE CASUALTIES,INFERNEAEON TOUR TRAILER:







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

WINTERFYLLETH: New Track Stream Available Via Stereogum


STEREOGUM are streaming the ninth track from WINTERFYLLETH's upcoming full-length The Mercian Sphere due out 10/12/2010 via CANDLELIGHT RECORDS.
FROM WINTERFYLLETH AND EARSPLIT PR:

The fine folks at Stereogum are currently streaming "A Valley Thick With Oaks," the ninth track from WINTERFYLLETH's upcoming full-length The Mercian Sphere. Already embraced by Europe, The Mercian Sphere will hit American shores on October 12 via Candlelight Records. Featuring members of doomsters Atavist, the UK collective churn a vicious yet moody, folk-inspired brand of black metal that harkens back to early days of Enslaved and Ulver. Lyrically, the band delve into tales of England's archaic history, recounting major events, battles, and even drawing inspiration from certain sites and scenery that grace the countryside of England and have played an integral part in the country’s history.

Check out "A Valley Thick With Oaks" here: http://stereogum.com/515492/winterfylleth-a-valley-thick-with-oaks-stereogum-premiere/franchises/haunting-the-chapel/

The Mercian Sphere Track-Listing
01. Gateway To The Dark Peak/The Solitary One Waits For Grace (The Wayfarer Pt I)
02. Awakens He, Bereft of Kinsmen (The Wayfarer Pt II)
03. The Fields Of Reckoning
04. Children Of The Stones
05. The Ruin
06. The Honour Of Good Men On The Path To Eternal Glory
07. To Find Solace... Where Security Stands (The Wayfarer Pt III)
08. When The Woods Were Young
09. A Valley Thick With Oaks
10. Defending The Realm
.........................................................

"A safe buy for nearly every black metal fan, The Mercian Sphere is epic, melodic, atmospheric, catchy, and crushing, and is assuredly one of my favorite BM releases of the year." -- Metal Reviews

"...an incredibly emotionally impacting release which is sure to shake the foundations of modern black metal." -- Sea Of Tranquility

US Press Contact: Earsplitpr2@aol.com

http://www.myspace.com/winterfylleth

http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ m-l-

EARTH ANNOUNCE RELEASE DETAILS OF RE ISSUE OF FIRST RECORDING "A Beaurocratic Desire for Extra Capsular Extraction"


Seattle, Washington drone/doom pioneers EARTH have offered details of the re issue of the bands first release "A Beaurocratic Desire for Extra Capsular Extraction".
FROM EARTH AND EARSPLIT PR:


We have been blessed with a massive offering from the gods! For the first time ever the debut recordings of drone purveyours EARTH are available in one concise, beautifully documented capsule. A Beaurocratic Desire for Extra Capsular Extraction contains the entire 1990 Smegma Studios sessions which are the debut recordings from EARTH.

Previously available scattered via the Extra Capsular Extractions EP and Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars CD, this essential collection contains every note from the infamous first EARTH recording sessions. All 7 tracks have been carefully remastered by Mell Dettmer. It is actually questionable what mastering if any was done on the original tracks so we entrusted the task into the very capable hands of Mell who has mastered all the other EARTH releases via Southern Lord. Bearing exclusive artwork by Simon Fowler and package design via Stephen O'Malley, the end result is a burly, mammoth and crushing audio experience that makes this collection a must have even for the diehards that own previous versions of these recordings.

EARTH was founded by Dylan Carlson circa 1989, and in its infant stages contained several different members including Slim Moon (Kill Rock Stars label), Joe Preston (Thrones, Melvins, sunn 0))), High on Fire) and even Dylan's close friend Kurt Kobain. Unbeknownst to Mr. Carlson at the time was that his seemingly simplistic experimentation with heavy music would literally spawn an entire genre, style and sound borrowing from his musical theories. This collection of the very first recordings is an important insight into understanding the birth of this sound; a foreshadowing of the thunder to come.

A Bureaucratic Desire for Extra Capsular Extraction Track Listing:

1. A Bureaucratic Desire for Revenge, part 1 7:22
2. A Bureaucratic Desire for Revenge, part 2 6:38
3. Ouroboros Is Broken 18:19
4. Geometry of Murder 7:22
5. German Dental Work 5:20
6. Divine and Bright 3:02
7. Dissolution 1 7:11

US Press Contact: Earsplitpr@aol.com

http://www.myspace.com/earthofficial

http://www.southernlord.com

http://blog.southernlord.com

http://www.myspace.com/southernlordrecordings

http://twitter.com/twatterlord
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal, DOOOM OOON-\m/ -l-

WHILE HEAVEN WEPT RELEASES DETAILS OF NEW LIVE ALBLUM



Virginia doomsters WHILE HEAVEN WEPT have sent this update on a new live release
entitled "Triumph:Tragedy:Transcendence – Live At The Hammer Of Doom Festival."
FROM WHILE HEAVEN WEPT AND EARSPLIT PR:

Virginia’s epic doom metal unit WHILE HEAVEN WEPT have this week put the finishing touches on their massive upcoming live album Triumph:Tragedy:Transcendence – Live At The Hammer Of Doom Festival. On the live release coming together, frontman Tom Phillips states: “The performance features an equal balance of material from all of our albums, and features a good amount of improvisation ala Rainbow circa 1976, making this a very special release indeed.”

Check out the WHW Myspace now to hear an mp3 of the track “Of Empires Forlorn” from the live album now: http://www.myspace.com/whileheavenwept

A CD/DVD 2 disc set of Triumph:Tragedy:Transcendence… will be released via Cruz Del Sur Music on November 8th, 2010 in a quantity of 3000 copies. The DVD program will be region free, so it can be played anywhere without incident. This set will contain the following material:

CD:
1. Vast Oceans Lachrymose
2. The Furthest Shore (Parts 1-3)
3. Soulsadness
4. The Drowning Years
5. Of Empires Forlorn
6. Vessel
7. Thus With A Kiss I Die

DVD:
1. Vast Oceans Lachrymose
2. The Furthest Shore (Parts 1-3)
3. Soulsadness
4. The Drowning Years
5. Of Empires Forlorn
6. Vessel
7. Thus With A Kiss I Die
8. To Wander The Void (encore)
DVD Bonus Features:
1. 20 Minute Interview with Streetclip TV
2. Backstage Rehearsal Clip 1
3. Backstage Rehearsal Clip 2
4. The Furthest Shore (Parts 1-3) – Pittsburgh 1/8/10
5. Soulsadness – Pittsburg 1/8/10
6. Thus With A Kiss I Die – Pittsburgh 1/8/10

In addition to the CD/DVD set, there will be a limited edition 2xLP set released through a joint collaboration between Cruz Del Sur Music, High Roller Records, and Iron Kodex Records in a quantity of 1000 copies. This set will be pressed on heavy vinyl, and will be housed in an equally heavy, gorgeous gatefold sleeve filled to the brim with photos from our weekend in Germany, including some never-before-seen shots by Hans-Martin Issler. A stunning poster and full color insert will also be included in the package. 250 copies will be on colored vinyl, and you can expect this to be released on October 23rd, 2010 at the Hammer Of Doom 4 festival in Wuerzburg, Germany.

The track listing for the LP edition is as follows:

1. Vast Oceans Lachrymose
2. The Furthest Shore (Parts 1-3)
3. Soulsadness
4. The Drowning Years
5. Of Empires Forlorn
6. Vessel
7. Thus With A Kiss I Die

WHILE HEAVEN WEPT would also like to announce the addition of Jason Lingle to the lineup on keyboards, who appeared in the band Altura alongside WHW lead vocalist Rain Irving. With the band’s lineup now a mammoth seven member crew, this addition will bring even more strength to their future live and studio performances.

With live plans confirmed for Up The Hammers, Hammer Of Doom and ProgPower USA festivals already planned for 2011, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT will be planning more live shows in the coming months, including an appearance in Raleigh, North Carolina this Saturday, September 25th.

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Confirmed WHILE HEAVEN WEPT live dates:
9/25/2010 Volume 11 Tavern – Raleigh, NC
3/11-12/2011 Up The Hammers 6 – Athens, Greece
4/16/2011 Hammer Of Doom 5 – Wuerzburg, Germany
9/13-17/2011 ProgPower USA XII – Atlanta, GA

US Press Contact: EarsplitPR@aol.com

http://www.whileheavenwept.com

http://www.whileheavenwept.net

http://www.myspace.com/whileheavenwept

http://www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

http://www.myspace.com/cruzdelsurmusic

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

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ITP: SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR REPORT: PART 5


The 2010 SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR ended earlier this month in San Francisco, California. SUMMER SLAUGHTER 2010 unsung heroes ANIMALS AS LEADERS and METAL INJECTION have posted multi camera footage of the NYC stop on the 2010 SUMMER SLAUGHTER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR.
FROM BWBK.COM:
Metal Injection has posted two multi-cam live clips of progressive instrumental outfit ANIMALS AS LEADERS, shot at the New York City stop of the Summer Slaughter tour. The clips, for the tracks 'Tempting Time' and 'Wave Of Babies', are available below.

Additionally, the band gave a few minutes of their time for an exclusive interview discussing the reaction from music geeks, the type of music the band members listen to and more. Watch that here.


SUMMER SLAUGHTER 2010 TRAILER:

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

IRON MAIDEN ANNOUNCE 2011 NORDIC DATES


British NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends IRON MAIDEN have announced a 2011 Nordic tour.
FROM IRON MAIDEN:
British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN will continue "The Final Frontier World Tour" extensively into 2011 and their return to the Nordics can now be announced with the confirmed dates as follows and onsale details and fan club pre-sale details below.

Jul. 01 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Ullevi Stadium
Jul. 06 - Oslo, NOR @ Telenor
Jul. 08 - Helsinki, FIN @ Olympic Stadium
Jun. 30 - Jul. 3 - Roskild,e DEN @ Roskilde Festival

The IRON MAIDEN fan club pre-sale for the Sweden, Norway and Finland shows will start on Monday, September 27; details will be posted shortly on the band's homepage. Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, September 30. (Note that Roskilde Festival goes on sale later in the year.)
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-
\m/ -l-

AGALLOCH SET NOVEMBER RELEASE DATE FOR "MARROW OF THE SPIRIT"


Pacific North West, USA blackened doomsters AGALLOCH have set a 11/23/2010 unleash date for the bands anticipated release entitled "Marrow Of the Spirit" on Profound Lore.
FROM AGALLOCH:

Just as AGALLOCH's last three releases — "Pale Folklore", "The Mantle" and "Ashes Against The Grain" — all differed from each other, "Marrow Of The Spirit" is unlike anything AGALLOCH has ever produced before. The first album to feature new AGALLOCH drummer Aesop Dekker (also in Profound Lore acts LUDICRA and WORM OUROBOROS) includes guest appearances by cellist Jackie Perez Gratz (GRAYCEON, GIANT SQUID, ASUNDER, AMBER ASYLUM), Jeffrey Neblock (VINDENSANG), and Nathan Carson (WITCH MOUNTAIN, TWO-TON BOA, SUNN 0)))).

Recorded and mixed on analog through the means of exquisite vintage gear within the months of July and August in Portland, Oregon at Audible Alchemy Studios with Steven Wray Lobdell (FAUST guitarist) and mastered and manifested in San Francisco, California at Trakworx Studios with Justin Weis (LUDICRA, SLOUGH FEG, HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE), the six time-stretching songs that encompass "Marrow Of The Spirit" come across as their own distinct identities amongst themselves. At over an hour in length, "Marrow Of The Spirit" is AGALLOCH’s darkest, bleakest, most dense, detailed and aggressive album to date and in turn is the most accomplished album of their career.

"Marrow Of The Spirit" track listing:

01. They Escaped The Weight Of Darkness [3:41]
02. Into The Painted Grey [12:25]
03. The Watcher’s Monolith [11:46]
04. Black Lake Nidstang [17:34]
05. Ghosts Of The Midwinter Fires [9:40]
06. To Drown [10:27]

AGALLOCH has announced a West Coast tour with Austrian industrial/neo-folk/martial ambient act ALLERSEELEN. The trek's kick-off concert on December 17 in AGALLOCH's hometown of Portland, Oregon will also serve as the record-release show for "Marrow Of The Spirit".

The dates are as follows:

Dec. 17 - Portland, OR @ Berbati’s Pan (w/ AERIAL RUIN)
Dec. 18 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s (w/ ALDA)
Dec. 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ [to be announced]
Dec. 22 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall (w/ DISPIRIT)
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

KATAKLYSM ADDED TO NECKBREAKERS BALL EUROPEAN WINTER 2011 TOUR (KATAKLYSM, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, EQUILIBRIUM, MÅNEGARM and MILKING THE GOATMACHINE )


Canadian death metal masters KATAKLYSM have been added to the "NECKBREAKERS BALL" winter (JAN./FEB.) 2011 European tour with LEGION OF THE DAMNED, EQUILIBRIUM, MÅNEGARM and MILKING THE GOATMACHINE. Also KATAKLYSM have booked a spring 2011 South African tour.
FROM KATAKLYSM:
Montreal based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM are proud to announce their first ever performances in South Africa! Vocalist Maurizio Iacono commented:

"This is truly a highlight in KATAKLYSM's career! To be given the chance to go across the world where very few metal bands have had the privilege to play. We are proud to announce our arrival to South Africa for our first time ever and we promise you a journey to remember. See you soon!"

Slaughter Camp Open Air Festival Dates
May 6th – 8th Johannesburg
May 13th – 15th Cape Town


Jan. 14 – Geiselwind, Germany @ Music Hall
Jan. 15 – Leipzig, Germany @ Hellraiser
Jan. 16 – Berlin, Germany @ K17
Jan. 17 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Voxhall
Jan. 18 – Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
Jan. 19 – Hannover, Germany @ Musikzentrum
Jan. 20 – Lingen, Germany @ Alter Schlachthof
Jan. 21 – Bochum, Germany @ Matrix
Jan. 22 – Stuttgart, Germany @ LKA Longhorn
Jan. 23 – Haarlem, Netherlands @ Patronaat
Jan. 24 – Rennes, France @ Antipode
Jan. 25 – Lyon, France @ Ninkasi Kao
Jan. 26 – Pratteln, Switzerland @ Z7
Jan. 27 – Innsbruck, Austria @ Hafen
Jan. 28 – Wien, Austria @ Gasometer
Jan. 29 – Linz, Austria @ Posthof
Jan. 30 – Bratislava, Slovakia @ Majestic Music Club
Jan. 31 – Graz, Austria @ Ppc
Feb. 01 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp
Feb. 02 – Bad Arolsen, Germany @ Outback
Feb. 03 – Saarbrücken, Germany @ Garage
Feb. 04 – Munich, Germany @ Backstage
Feb. 05 – Antwerpen, Belgium @ Hof Ter Loo
Feb. 06 – Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Monday, September 20, 2010

ITP UPDATE: METAL NEWS FEATURES COMING UP THIS WEEK (NOTES FROM THE EXTREME METAL UNDERGROUND)


ITP UPDATE: NOTES FROM THE EXTREME METAL UNDERGROUND V.010 PART 3 coming up this week (please send METAL news via ITP's my space with NO HTML, just plain text and perhaps a cool widget for the fans), HUMANITY IS DOOMED (DOOM METAL NEWS), and DAMNED IN BLACK (BLACK METAL NEWS) coming up before the end of this month.
ITP REVIEWS :crosses fingers: ITP REVIEWS will be back, pending a new 'puter in OCTOBER or NOVEMBER.
I just moved into my new crib less then a week ago.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

KATATONIA "NIGHT OVER NORTH AMERICA" TOUR (WITH SWALLOW THE SUN, ORPHANED LAND)


Swedish atmospheric/doomsters KATATONIA kicked off the "Night Over North America" tour with SWALLOW THE SUN and ORPHANED LAND 9/8/2010 at the SONAR in Baltimore, Maryland as KATATONIA have launched contest giveaways to celebrate.
FROM KATATONIA:
KATATONIA LAUNCHES CONTESTS IN CELEBRATION OF HEADLINING TOUR
Katatonia, Sweden’s premiere progressive metal outfit, has launched two special contest giveaways in celebration of their headlining US tour, the “Night Over North America” tour, which is set to kick off today in Baltimore. Head over to MetalSucks.net and enter for a chance to win a grand prize of a Mayones Guitar played and autographed by Katatonia from their US tour, as well as the tour edition of Night Is The New Day, a Mayones Guitar t-shirt, plus a choice of a t-shirt from Katatonia's merch store powered by Omerch: http://www.bandstores.co.uk/shop/katatonia/products.php?cat=1135. A runner-up will get the new CD and their choice of t-shirt as well. Check out: http://www.metalsucks.net/2010/09/08/katatonia-kick-off-u-s-tour-stream-idle-blood-win-an-autographed-mayones-guitar-ahhhhhh/ for all the details.



Katatonia is also offering fans that purchase a VIP ticket for an upcoming “Night Over North America” date on EnterTheVault.com at: http://www.enterthevault.com/artist.php?id=216 the chance to win a Peavey Millennium BXP 5-string bass guitar. This contest is open to all VIP ticket buyers, including those who purchased a VIP ticket prior to this announcement. All VIP ticket holders will be admitted into the venue before the doors open for a special meet-and-greet with the band, and everyone who purchases a VIP ticket will be automatically entered to win the bass guitar. It’s a win-win situation; so get your VIP ticket today before it’s too late!



Swallow The Sun and Orphaned Land will round out the tour’s impressive package, as they accompany Katatonia on their first tour of North America since 2007.



To coincide with the 26-date US and Canadian tour, Peaceville Records has released a special edition of the acclaimed 2009 studio album, Night Is The New Day, in a hardback mediabook, with 20 page booklet, and bonus track, “Ashen”.



The track list for the Night Is The New Day special edition is…



1.) Forsaker

2.) The Longest Year

3.) Idle Blood

4.) Onward Into Battle

5.) Liberation

6.) The Promise Of Deceit

7.) Nephilim

8.) New Night

9.) Inheritance

10.) Day and Then The Shade

11.) Ashen* (Exclusive Bonus Track)

12.) Departer



Night is the New Day is Katatonia’s eighth studio album. It was recorded throughout July 2009 and was co-produced, engineered and mixed by David Castillo. A continuation of the heaviness, depth and atmosphere of their previous album, Night Is the New Day is also a more multi-dimensional effort - waltzing between prog moments, doom, folk and the classic melodic anthems that are the staple of Katatonia’s uncompromising sound.



Katatonia has been relentlessly touring across Europe in support of their 2009 full-length release, Night is the New Day, which sold over 2,000 copies in the US in its first week. The band also released an EP, ‘The Longest Year’, earlier this spring. The latest music video for the EP’s title track can be viewed at: http://www.nightisthenewday.com/.



Now the band is set to unleash their brand of melancholy metal on North America, headlining the MetalSucks.net sponsored, “Night Over North America” tour. A teaser trailer for the tour can be seen at: http://www.vimeo.com/12823455.



Stay tuned for more information on Katatonia, Night Is The New Day, and the “Night Over North America” tour.



Sept. 8 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar

Sept. 9 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

Sept. 10 - New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre

Sept .11 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

Sept. 12 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Petit Campus

Sept. 13 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Opera House

Sept. 14 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's

Sept. 15 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie´s

Sept. 16 - Milwaukee, WI @ Rave

Sept. 17 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club

Sept. 18 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4

Sept. 21 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

Sept. 22 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

Sept. 23 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

Sept. 24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Parkside

Sept. 25 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre

Sept. 26 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky

Sept. 28 - Mesa, AZ @ U.B.´s Bar

Sept. 29 - Tucson, AZ @ Club DV8

Sept. 30 - Dallas, TX @ Trees

Oct. 1 - Austin, TX @ Emo's Alternative Lounging

Oct. 2 - Houston, TX @ Meridian

Oct. 4 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

Oct. 5 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants

Oct. 6 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11

Oct. 7 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx



For more information…

http://www.nightisthenewday.com

http://www.katatonia.com

http://www.myspace.com/katatonia

http://www.twitter.com/katatoniaband

http://www.peaceville.com

http://www.metalsucks.net

KATATONIA "NIGHT OVER NORTH AMERICA" TRAILER:
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

EMMURE ADDED TO TMT FEST 9/24, 25th, 26th, 2010 ORANGE COUNTY SPEEDWAY, MIDDLETOWN, NY MORE ADDED SOON?



Metal core warriors EMMURE have been addded to the TMT FEST set to take place 9/24, 25 and 26th, 2010 2 THE ORANGE COUNTY SPEEDWAY MIDDELETOWN, NY.
FROM TMT PROMOTERS:

BREAKING NEWS!
EMMURE HAS BEEN ADDED TO FRIDAY THE 24TH'S LINEUP!
We may have another surprise addition for you as well.

TMT METAL FEST 2010 LINEUP:
FRIDAY the 24th
1.MUSHROOMHEAD
2.OTEP
3.EMMURE
4.UNCAGED
5.DIECAST
6.KILLER IN THE WORK PLACE
7.WRECKING DAY
8.ONLY HELL REMAINS
8.SICOCIS
9.SLAM ONE DOWN

SATURDAY the 25th
1. SUFFOCATION
2. WINDS OF PLAGUE
3.GOATWHORE
4. SILENT CIVILIAN
5.THE AUTUMN OFFERING
6.THE ABSENCE
7.BENEATH THE SKY
8.HATE INCORPORATED
9.CONFORMITY
10.CARNIFEX
11.BLEEDING THE FIFTH
12.SEELOW HIEGHTS

SUNDAY the 26th
1. TANTRIC
2.FLAW
3.BURN HALO
4.THE LETTER BLACK
5.INHALE EXHALE
6.WRITE THIS DOWN
7. KOMTRA
8.STEEL KINGDOM
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

ONLY ONE PER COFFIN: R.I.P. TKO (BOOKING AGENCY) DAVE KIRBY


TKO booking agency (ANTHRAX, BUCKCHERRY,MUDVAYNE, HELL YEAH, LIFE OF AGONY ect.) THE KIRBY ORGANIZATION and founder DAVE KIRBY succumbed to prostate cancer last Saturday, RIP to DAVE KIRBY and hails to TKO BOOKING AGENCY.
FROM BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
FROM ALL BUSINESS.COM: http://www.allbusiness.com/services/amusement-recreation-services/4567281-1.html
The Kirby Organization (TKO) has announced the passing of their founder and chairman, Dave Kirby, who succumbed Saturday to a prolonged battle with prostate cancer.

Dave was diagnosed in 2009, and upon receiving the news that his condition was inoperable and terminal, elected to take a backseat in the control of the company in order to spend his final months with his family — his wife Christine, and teenage sons David and Alex. While the cancer had taken a toll, he died in his own home, in his own bed, with dignity, and surrounded by love. He was 56 years old.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (www.pcf.org) in Dave Kirby's name. To share memories of Dave Kirby, please visit davekirby.1000memories.com. A memorial is planned for late October, with details to be forthcoming.

TKO will continue to flourish as a company as not only a legacy to Dave Kirby, but also as a tribute to his dedication and devotion to his employees and bands. The structure of the company will remain the same as it has since Dave appointed new titles and responsibilities more than a year ago:

* Mike Monterulo - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
* Andrew Goodfriend - President
* Dan DeVita - Sr. Vice President
* Rika O'Connor-Gargano - Chief Operating Officer (COO)
* Michael Ullman - Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

"Although we are very sad to lose a mentor, friend and family member, Dave made it very clear to us upon his diagnosis that he wanted TKO to thrive in his absence," said Monterulo. "The company will not only thrive, but also grow, expanding its reach and continuing to further define our place as one of the music industry’s most respected boutique agencies."

Since its inception in September 2005, TKO has grown into one of the music industry’s premier booking agencies, and was nominated for the esteemed Boutique Booking Agency of the Year award at the 2010 Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. With a roster of more than 100 artists, the company's clients include BUCKCHERRY, PAPA ROACH, MOTÖRHEAD, ANTHRAX, HELLYEAH, MUDVAYNE, THE CULT, Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger of THE DOORS, and Hank III.

"The one thing that Dave Kirby always instilled in us was to believe in the bands we work with, respect their music, and encourage their development," said Goodfriend. "That is the foundation that this company is built on, and that is the foundation that this company will continue to build upon in the years to come."
Thanks-Stay metal, Stay Brutal-R.I.P DAVE KIRBY-\m/ -l-

Sunday, September 19, 2010

NOH8 OPEN PHOTO SHOOT 9/20/2010 COBALT NIGHT CLUB WASHINGTON, DC


The NOH8 campaign continues it's fight for gay marriages as ITP endorsed NOH8 last year (http://spak-individualthoughtpatterns.blogspot.com/search?q=noh8+). Many have inquired about photo shoots for the NOH8 campaign (beautiful, airbrushed picks with "NOH8" tattooed, duck taped around your mouth) here is more info as you can show your photogenic support for gay rights.
FROM NOH8:
Steaming LIVE from Cobalt @ DC Open Shoot 4pm-7pm! Come stop by! Bring friends! (Broadcasting live at http://ustre.am/bZAf)
http://ustre.am/bZAf
FROM NOH8:
START DATE: 09/20/2010
END DATE: 09/20/2010

DESCRIPTION:

On MONDAY, September 20th, the NOH8 Campaign will set up our studio at Cobalt Night Club in Washington DC, opening up the opportunity to join the campaign to all the DC supporters! (And maybe Obama?!?! **Heck we'd love to see Nancy Pelosi there too**)

The photo shoot is scheduled to begin at 4 PM and end at 7 PM. We will do our best to make sure everyone in line by 7pm will get their photo!

Anyone that would like to join the NOH8 Campaign is asked to wear a plain white shirt to match the look of the signature NOH8 photos.

Solo NOH8 photos will require a minimum donation of $40 per person while any group or couple photos will require a $25 donation per person in the photo.

Adam Bouska will be working around the clock to photograph 5-10 frames for each person that comes through. The final selection he chooses will be retouched and made available to you through the www.NOH8Campaign.com website!

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?


ARRIVE BETWEEN 4PM AND 7PM @

Cobalt Night Club
1639 R St NW
Washington DC 20001

* COME CAMERA READY

* WEAR WHITE

* POSE & MAKE A STATEMENT!

***The NOH8 Campaign will apply the NOH8 temporary tattoo to your face upon arrival, and we will also supply you with the silver duct tape for the photo.***

________________________________________________


Funds raised by the NOH8 Campaign will be used to continue promoting and raising awareness for marriage equality and anti-discrimination through NOH8’s interactive media campaign. This includes bringing the campaign to other cities around the country, as well as compiling the images for a large-scale media campaign. Under consideration is the expansion of our campaign to other media, including television and radio broadcast, billboards, and magazines. Contributions are also used to cover the daily operations and maintenance necessary to run this rapidly growing campaign.


The NOH8 Campaign is an approved 501(c)(3), donations will be tax-deductible up to the amount allowable by law.
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FROM THE METRO WEEKLY:
On Monday, Sept. 28, the NOH8 Campaign set up its studio at Cobalt in Washington, D.C. The event, which ran from 4 to 7 p.m. was open to the public Participants, who made a donation to be photographed, were asked to wear a plain white shirt to match the look of the signature NOH8 photos. Metro Weekly's Ebone Bell spoke to some of the participants, as well as the campaign's co-founders Jeff Parshley and Adam Bouska, who also serves as its photographer.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-GAY PRIDE-\m/ -l-

BLACKGUARD ADDED TO NEVERMORE FALL U.S. TOUR, MUTINY WITHIN DROPS OFF NEVERMORE TOUR: LOOKING FOR A NEW DRUMMER


Canadian death metal warriors BLACKGUARD have been added to the anticipated NEVERMORE fall U.S. tour (NEVERMORE, WARBRINGER, HATESPHERE and BLACKGAURD) as BLACKGUARDS North American tour with power metal legends KAMELOT tour was canceled (headliner canceled). However, MUTINY WITHIN have dropped off the forth coming NEVERMORE tour citing a transition of drummers. BLACKGUARD replaces MUTINY WITHIN on the NEVERMORE fall 2010 U.S. tour.
FROM MUTINY WITHIN:
“We’re sorry to say that despite our best efforts, our plans to hit the road with NEVERMORE this month have sadly fallen through. As many of you know, we have been looking forward to being a part of this tour and seeing all of our fans again. However, we feel that in order to deliver our best performance every night, our search for a full time drummer has to take priority. Instead of hitting the road with a temporary member again, we want to take the time to properly audition and rehearse.

We did have another drummer lined up to accompany us on this tour, but due to a slow visa process, rehearsal time was cut to an unworkable amount. MUTINY WITHIN is not a 5 piece band and we need to find our 6th member to bring you guys what you deserve. We’re so sorry to anybody who was looking forward to seeing us on this tour, but we cannot tour without a drummer. We know people will be upset and we apologize, but know that nobody will be more upset about this than we are. On a positive note, this gives us the time to work on brand new songs, which we’ve been looking forward to doing for some time.

If anybody knows a suitable drummer or you are yourself, then please contact us at mwdrumauditions@gmail.com. We hope you all understand this and will continue to support us. Keep checking back for further updates, thanks everyone. MW”
FROM BLACKGUARD MYSPACE:
Kamelot tour is canceled... but Blackguard is Now on the Nevermore tour!!! show up and show support!

Nevermore North American Headlining Tour 2010
NEVERMORE NORTH AMERICA HEADLINING TOUR 2010

with WARBRINGER, & HATESPHERE and BLACKGUARD

23.09.2010 (CDN) VANCOUVER, BC / Rickshaw Theatre
24.09.2010 (USA) SEATTLE, WA / El Corazon
25.09.2010 (USA) PORTLAND, OR / Hawthorne Theatre
26.09.2010 (USA) SAN FRANCISCO, CA / Slim’s
28.09.2010 (USA) LOS ANGELES, CA / Key Club
30.09.2010 (USA) SANTA ANA, CA / Galaxy Theatre
01.10.2010 (USA) RAMONA, CA / Ramona Mainstage
02.10.2010 (USA) MESA, AZ / U.B.’s Bar
03.10.2010 (USA) TUCSON, AZ / The Rock
05.10.2010 (USA) DENVER, CO / Bluebird Theater
06.10.2010 (USA) TULSA, OK / Marquee
07.10.2010 (USA) FT. WORTH, TX / Ridglea Theater
08.10.2010 (USA) SAN ANTONIO, TX / Scout Bar
09.10.2010 (USA) HOUSTON, TX / Numbers
11.10.2010 (USA) AUSTIN, TX / Emo’s Alternative Lounging
13.10.2010 (USA) ATLANTA, GA / The Masquerade
14.10.2010 (USA) RALEIGH, NC / Volume 11
15.10.2010 (USA) WEST SPRINGFIELD, VA / Jaxx
16.10.2010 (USA) WORCESTER, MA / The Palladium
17.10.2010 (USA) PHILADELPHIA, PA / The Trocadero
19.10.2010 (USA) NEW YORK, NY / The Gramercy Theatre
20.10.2010 (CDN) MONTREAL, QC / FouFounes
21.10.2010 (CDN) LONDON, ON / Music Hall
22.10.2010 (CDN) TORONTO, ON / Opera House
23.10.2010 (USA) CLEVELAND, OH / Peabody’s
25.10.2010 (USA) PITTSBURGH, PA / Diesel Nightclub
26.10.2010 (USA) LOUISVILLE, KY / Headliner’s Music Hall
27.10.2010 (USA) DETROIT, MI / Blondie’s
29.10.2010 (USA) CHICAGO, IL / Reggie Rock Club
30.10.2010 (USA) MILWAUKEE, WI / Rave
31.10.2010 (USA) ST. PAUL, MN / Station 4
01.11.2010 (CDN) WINNIPEG, MB / Royal Albert Arms
02.11.2010 (CDN) REGINA, SK / The Exchange
04.11.2010 (CDN) CALGARY, AL / The Republik
05.11.2010 (CDN) EDMONTON, AL / Pawn Shop



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