Sunday, July 31, 2011

IN FLAMES: CANCELS OUT OF ROCK STAR ENERGY MAYHEM FEST


Swedish extreme metal veterans IN FLAMES have cancelled out of the bands current touring cycle (the rest of 2011) including the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FEST (USA) due to an illness in the family.
FROM IN FLAMES: It is with huge regret that today with immediate effect In Flames must cancel their current US shows as part of the Mayhem tour and their own US Headline shows. But due to a serious terminal illness of one the band’s immediate family members they feel they have no option.

"We have had the most amazing and fun times as part of the Mayhem tour and we are truly grateful for all the support the whole festival has shown. We will be back at the start of 2012.
Once again our apologies".

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

METAL AT THE MOVIES ITP V.011 PART 14: PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY





Movie directors Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky have announced the sequel to the critically acclaimed HBO documentaries PARADISE LOST THE ROBIN HOOD HILLS MURDERS and PARADISE LOST 2: REVELATIONS entitled PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY due to be released and previewed on HBO in November. Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky have also produced and directed the movies BROTHERS KEEPER, the METALLICA documentary SOME KIND OF MONSTER and CRUDE: THE REAL PRICE OF OIL (oil contamination lawsuits in the Amazon).
The West Memphis Three, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley were convicted of the 1993 Robin Hood Hill triple murders of three young boys in West Memphis Arkansas. Echols, Baldwin and Miskselley claim their innocence. "The West Memphis Three" were convicted with no physical evidence as the original trial provoked an atmosphere of Satanic and Wiccan panic. Damien Echols still sits on death row.
The West Memphis Three are due for a new evidentiary hearing in December as DNA testing has excluded the West Memphis Three.
Also, director Joe Berlinger is ready to unleash a documentary about last years BP Oil spill entitled BLACK TIDE.
PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY (Nov.) revisits the case of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, who were incarcerated for the 1993 “West Memphis Three” child murders, which they maintain they did not commit. For nearly two decades, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky have chronicled the fight to prove their innocence. From full courtroom access and jailhouse interviews to behind-the-scenes strategy meetings and intimate portraits of grief-stricken families, this third, comprehensive look at the case uncovers shocking new developments since the last film ten years ago. Directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky.


FROM MTV.COM (February 2010):
Many filmmakers dream of turning one movie into a sequel-spawning franchise. But the news that there will be not only a third but likely a fourth "Paradise Lost" documentary is bittersweet to all involved.

"We thought the story was going to come to an end a lot longer ago," co-director Joe Berlinger told MTV News by phone.

Berlinger, together with Bruce Sinofsky, co-directed "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills" (1996) and "Paradise Lost 2: Revelations" (2000), which documented the trial and controversial convictions of three teenagers for the grisly murders of three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas.

"Originally, we had envisioned 'Paradise Lost 3' not being over until the story comes to its conclusion, which hopefully meant exoneration, but obviously could mean execution, which would be tragic," he continued. "We don't want to make 'Paradise Lost 4,' but it seems like that's in the cards now, because we feel like 'Paradise Lost 3' needs to get out and people need to be reminded that this case is still [ongoing]."

Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley — commonly referred to as the West Memphis Three — have been in prison for over 16 years, with Echols due to die by lethal injection. Many activists and several celebrities — including Johnny Depp, Metallica and Eddie Vedder — believe the trio were wrongly convicted based more on their interest in heavy metal and Stephen King books than the actual facts surrounding the case.

Depp has been making headlines for his pre-taped CBS "48 Hours Mysteries" interview, which will air Sunday during an episode that will discuss new DNA evidence and alleged juror misconduct that could theoretically overturn the convictions. Berlinger told MTV News that Depp actually first reached out to him about the West Memphis Three in 1996, just six months after the first "Paradise Lost" documentary premiered at Sundance.

"He e-mailed me, and we had several lengthy phone conversations. He's been a supporter and he's spoken with Damien. I've gotten an e-mail from Johnny probably once or twice a year since '96 wanting updates on the case. He was one of the first people to say, 'These guys aren't still in prison, are they?' He was blown away by the movie when it first came out, and he couldn't believe that nothing had changed."

Metallica was so moved by the story that they allowed their music to be used in the first film, back in the days before "Mission Impossible 2" and "Old School," when they regularly blocked Hollywood access to their catalog. The relationship they developed with the filmmakers resulted in the acclaimed "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" film. "Metallica is part and parcel to this story," Berlinger said. "The band is very proud of their association with the 'Paradise Lost' movie, and I would certainly expect that to continue."

Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks will likely make an appearance in the third documentary. "We filmed Natalie organically, because she came down and gave a speech on the steps of the Arkansas Supreme Court. She made reference [to another suspect], which brought about a civil suit, which has led to new evidence.

"It's gotten to the point of absurdity, where all this new evidence has come out. The same judge who presided over the original case is presiding over the appeals. Just the fact that the same judge — even though he's retired and running for the state Senate, he's requested to stay active on this one case — that cries out for examination. I can't tell you how many people come up to me, say they loved the film[s], and are shocked and appalled to hear the guys are still rotting in prison."

Berlinger's most recent movie, "Crude" (2009), dealt with a gigantic environmental lawsuit against Texaco. He's worked on several "Iconoclast" episodes for Sundance and is putting together a documentary on horror author Clive Barker called "Raising Hell: The Visions of Clive Barker." Many people he encounters in his work, from Sting to producer Norman Lear, have become interested in the West Memphis Three case.

Berlinger and Sinofsky announced plans for "Paradise Lost 3" in 2004 and figured they'd have it in theaters within three years. "I guess there'll be a 'Paradise Lost 4,' given the glacial pace," he said.

"We shot Damien in December, on his 35th birthday. It was very emotional for everybody," he said. "The last time we interviewed him for a film was 10 years ago. As he said to us in the interview, if he spends another birthday in prison, he will have spent half of his life in prison for a crime he didn't commit."

Berlinger and Sinofsky aim to finish "Paradise Lost 3" by the end of 2010.

Check out everything we've got on "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills" and "Paradise Lost 2: Revelations. FROM NOLA.COM:
For filmmaker Joe Berlinger, one of the takeaways of his new documentary about the ongoing impact of 2010’s BP oil disaster is that the surviving victims aren’t giving in or giving up.

Animal Planet
'Black Tide.'


"Black Tide: Voices From the Gulf" airs at 8 p.m. Thursday (July 28) on Animal Planet.
"I am amazed at the positive spirit of the Gulf Coast residents,” he said. “After so much natural and man-made destruction, I might have moved on to another place if I had been a resident. Therefore, I think this country has a responsibility to make sure the area is restored and the people are taken care of.”
Among the familiar local faces in the film are Al and Sal Sunseri of P&J Oyster Co., James Carville and chef John Besh. Another character in the story, University of Georgia marine sciences professor Mandy Joye, has been studying the sea-floor impact of the spill. BP also gets its say.
I interviewed Berlinger, now working on another film project in South Africa, via email. Here’s the edited Q&A:
You do a great job of capturing the coexistence here between the fishing and oil-and-gas industries. It's not immediately evident to outsiders, and vexing once it's observed. Was it something you understood when you started the project, or something you discovered once underway?
When I started the project, I thought I was signing on to a straightforward tale of environmental destruction. Once we started embedding ourselves in the region, the great discovery was learning about this complex co-existence and just how vexing the problem is. It's easy for outsiders to point a finger and say that deep water drilling should stop. But, once I understood how entwined the economy is with the oil industry and how many residents of the region work in both industries, it crystallized for me the reality that there is no easy solution. That economic dependence on the oil and gas industry, however, is not a license for politicians to look the other way (or worse), nor is it an excuse for the industry to act recklessly.
You've got lots of BP in this, more than anything else I've seen, including news stories. Was access difficult?
I felt that it was very important to tell a complete and balanced story. One-sided diatribes only serve to preach to the converted. Therefore, we worked very hard throughout the production period to get BP's point of view in the film. They took a long time -- almost six months I believe -- before they agreed. In fact, they agreed to be in the film really at the very end of our production window, so they almost did not make it into the film. To their credit, they gave us some pretty good access. Considering I am the guy who made the movie “Crude,” about the 17-year Ecuadorian indigenous struggle to hold Chevron responsible for pollution in the Amazon rain forest, and that during the period we were making “Black Tide” I was still embroiled in a very high profile First Amendment battle with Chevron over the outtakes to “Crude,” I am actually surprised they agreed to be in the film. Therefore, I give them a lot of credit for that. (If you’re unfamiliar with “Crude” and the First Amendment battle, go to www.crudethemovie.com.)
Had you spent much time in the Gulf or in Louisiana before this project?
I have shot during Mardi Gras several times and I filmed shortly after Katrina for other projects, but I have never actually witnessed the Gulf Coast before -- places like Bay Jimmy and Grand Isle. I was stunned by the natural beauty, and by the tremendous man-made coastal erosion caused by the oil and gas industry and by the resilience of the people.
How did this project come to you?
Animal Planet liked my film “Crude” and wanted to do something about the Gulf spill. We all decided that focusing on the plight of a cross section of residents and taking a non-partisan presentation of the complexities would provide a unique approach. I also was personally dismayed that the national media kind of packed up and moved on to the next disaster, falsely leaving the impression that everything was back to normal, which clearly it is not. I wanted to move beyond the finger-pointing and put a human face on the tragedy in the hope of inspiring people to do the right thing.
When did you start? When was it wrapped?
We began shooting in July 2010, without having fully committed to the project -- taking several shooting/research trips down to the region over the summer to see if we thought we could make a film that added to the story instead of just repeating what had already aired. By the fall, when I realized no one was really telling the story of the long-term impacts and about the economic realities of these two industries being so entwined with the fate of Louisiana did I feel like we could make a worthy two-hour film. I want to credit the producer Jay Heyman and our story producer Sara Enright for really cracking the nut on a lot of these stories.
Did you watch the coverage of the spill, as many did, with a feeling of helplessness? And was that a part of your motivation to do the film?
After having come off of my film “Crude,” in which I witnessed devastating oil pollution in such a delicate and ecologically important environment as the Amazon Rainforest, I was absolutely nauseous when the spill happened and then went on for so long -- truly sick to my stomach. I kept thinking, "Gee, I am brushing my teeth and the oil is still gushing.” “Gee, I am having dinner the next week and the oil is still gushing.” I thought about it constantly while it was happening, feeling helpless and angry -- angry at our addiction to oil and angry at the response to the spill. Basically I felt not enough was being done and the country was being apathetic to this tragedy. So I naturally felt that what I could do to help was to make a film.
Do you have a favorite sequence? A sequence that was difficult to execute that turned out well? Have you screened the film for any of the participants?
When Dr. Joye tears up about remembering seeing dolphins when the region was healthy brings tears to my eyes as well. We have no right to destroy the environment of the other creatures inhabiting this planet for our own selfish needs. I was also quite disturbed to have seen just how much oil remained in the marshes when I filmed Bay Jimmy in early May of this year with BP, despite the on-going clean up efforts. This spill is clearly a problem that is going to need ongoing attention. A James Carville says in the show, everybody was just a little too quick to pat themselves on the back and say the job of cleanup and restoration is done. We did send DVDs to participants and got back very positive feedback from people.
What are your personal conclusions about the future of the Gulf and the industries highlighted?
I think we are destroying the earth through our addiction to oil and if we really had the collective will and long-term concern about the future of the planet and the next generation, we would get off of oil. I am emailing you my answers from this amazing thing called an iPhone from a film shoot in South Africa. The fact that we have developed these amazing communication devices in the last few years enabling such connectedness tells me that if we put our minds to it and put economic gain aside, we could certainly figure out how to replace a fuel source that is a century old, and the polluting technology of the internal combustion engine. However, as I myself learned, this would wreak economic havoc on many of the individuals living in this vital and precious Gulf region. I personally don't know how to reconcile those two conflicting needs, but I know we have to.

Dave Walker can be reached at dwalker@timespicayune.com or 504.826.3429. Read more TV coverage at NOLA.com/tv. Follow him at twitter.com/davewalkertp.


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

Saturday, July 30, 2011

CEPHALIC CARNAGE: BASSIST Nick Schendzielos OFFERING BASS LESSONS ON CURRENT TOUR


Nick Schendzielos, bassist for Colorado grinders CEPHALIC CARNAGE is offering bass lessons while on the bands current North American tour with MACABRE, EXHUMED and WITHERED.
FROM CEPHALIC CARNAGE BASSIST Nick Schendzielos: friends- Nick here,
Do to the rad amount of driving on this tour, We haven't had much time before shows the first half of this tour, but from here out I will have time to take a Bass lesson or two at each show. $50 for an hour, and your entrance to the show is included. Hit me up if you're interested- ainmatter@Gmail.com
North American grim Scary Tour with MACABRE, Exhumed, Cephalic Carnage, Withered:

7/24/2011 Central Illinois Metalfest - Urbana, IL

7/25/2011 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

7/26/2011 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

7/27/2011 Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB

7/28/2011 The Exchange – Regina, SK

7/29/2011 The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB

7/30/2011 The Distillery – Calgary, AB

7/31/2011 Sapphire Nightclub – Kelowna, BC

8/01/2011 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

8/02/2011 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

8/03/2011 Branx – Portland, OR

8/04/2011 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

8/05/2011 The Alley – Sparks, NV

8/06/2011 Cheyanne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV

8/07/2011 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

MY DYING BRIDE: 3 Part EP Due For Release Later In The Year


UK doomsters MY DYING BRIDE have announced plans to release a 3 part EP later this year.

FROM MY DYING BRIDE: “My Dying Bride are back in the studio to record a 3 part EP due for release later in the year. No titles revealed just yet but the news is that it is to be a concept EP of effectively one track of over 25 minutes long split into 3 Acts. Recording is to take place at Futureworks Studio’s in late August with long term sound engineer Mags once again taking the pain.

The new l.p. is being delayed as the band are simply not ready to record this yet as “things are progressing in a very interesting manner”.

This release is to be a precursor of things to come.”
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Friday, July 29, 2011

LOCUSTA: Ohio Progressive Black/Death Metallers To Kick Off Summer Tour; Band Added To Goregrowler’s Ball


Ohio blackened death metal warriors LOCUSTA are kicking off a summer 2011 U.S. tour.
FROM EARSPLIT PR: Ohio progressive black/death metallers LOCUSTA will kick off their first tour of 2011 this Sunday in Richmond, Virginia with Battlemaster and War Graves. The short but ravenous trek will massacre eight more cities before winding down in Columbus, Ohio at the Carabar.

Commented guitarist Dru Silver: “After a year of absence from touring, we’re happy to announce that this coming week we will be kicking off our first tour of 2011 on the East Coast of the United States. Speaking of said absence, our drummer just became the proud father of a newborn daughter — congrats Simon! — and will be unable to join us. However this has granted us the opportunity for a very special lineup that you will only get a chance to see, as Alex Tomlin from Battlemaster will be stepping in to offer his services of tearing up the skins for us. Don’t miss it!”

LOCUSTA 2011 Summer Tour:
7/31/2011 The Triple – Richmond, VA w/ Battlemaster, War Graves
8/02/2011 The Corpse Fortress – Silver Springs, MD w/ Ramming Speed, Barn Burner, Black Rations, Spinebuster
8/03/2011 Cloud City – Philadelphia, PA w/ Nothing Is Over, Casket, Fungus
8/04/2011 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Headsnatcher, The Year Is One, So Hideous, My Love…
8/05/2011 Castlevania – Providence, RI w/ Ramming Speed, Nightbitch, David Carradine D/C/
8/06/2011 Starlab Fest – Boston, MA w/ Ramming Speed
8/07/2011 TBA – Portland, ME
8/09/2011 The White Rabbit – Rochester, NY w/ Warblade, Malformed, Ebony Sorrow
8/10/2011 TBA – Pittsburgh, PA
8/12/2011 The Carabar – Columbus, OH

LOCUSTA will be carrying a one-time only stock of limited run merchandise, which will include a home-made tape pressing of last year’s debut full-length release as well as a limited run of shirts that encompasses one the band’s newer unreleased songs entitled “Dendromorphosis.” These items will only be available at these shows.

In related news, LOCUSTA will play The Goregrowler’s Ball in San Antonio this coming November, alongside metal giants such as Suffocation, Hirax, Exhumed, Goatwhore, Aborted and many more. In conjunction with that festival appearance, the band are set to appear on a four-way split release released by Texas metal label Ossuary Industries, along with Demoniacal Genuflection, Iniquitous (featuring Mike Smith of Suffocation), HOD, and Ingurgitate. The split will feature three unreleased LOCUSTA songs as well as a cover, and will be available for purchase at the Ossuary Industries tent during the Goregrowler’s Ball. For more info, visit: http://goregrowlersballfest.com. A South/West Coast tour will be booked around the festival, and tentative plans are being made to enter the studio to record their next full-length sometime between Fall of 2011 and Winter of 2012. More tour dates and updates to come.

In the meantime, check out some live footage of LOCUSTA performing at the Newport Music hall with DRI in November:



LOCUSTA released their debut full-length via Kentucky-based Pragmatic Records upon an unsuspecting underground in 2010. The 10-track, self-titled offering was recorded/engineered by Brian Simakis at Capital City Studios, mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering and features strikingly stark cover art by local artist Stefan Hoza. Formed in the fall of 2006, LOCUSTA take their name from a female chemist from Ancient Rome regarded as the first documented serial killer. It was rumored that in A.D. 54, she may have been hired by Agrippina The Younger to kill the Emperor Claudius, possibly with a poisoned dish of mushrooms.

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

DECAPITATED: ANNOUNCE FALL 2011 U.S. TOUR WITH, Decrepit Birth , Fleshgod Apocalypse AND MORE.


Inside sources have stated that Polish death metal warriors DECAPITATED have booked a fall (OCTOBER) 2011 U.S. (or North American) tour with DECREPIT BIRTH, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and more. Tour dates TBA and do catch FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE on the 2011 edition of the SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR (North America).
ALSO: FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE answered fan submitted questions via TWITTER and FACEBOOK in video format on YOU TUBE.
FROM FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE:
Tommaso Riccardi, Cristiano Trionfera and Francesco Paoli of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE take some time to answer fan questions sent in from Facebook / Twitter.
PART 1 of FAN Q&A w/ Tommaso, Cristiano and Francesco available now at http://youtu.be/MyRAgm9eeaw
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

ITP V.011 UPDATE: NOTES FROM THE EXTREME METAL UNDERGROUND,DAMNED IN BLACK (BLACK METAL NEWS) WILL BE POSTED BY MONDAY

ITP V.011 UPDATE: My back is better now, waiting for the heat to break.
Regarding the metal features and reviews, I'm sorry about the delay, too hot to sit here, and I'm frustrated about the ignorance of humanity. DAMNED IN BLACK (BLACK METAL NEWS), NOTES FROM THE EXTREME METAL UNDERGROUND will be posted by MONDAY.. ITP REVIEWS (I HOPE!, MAYBE, I WILL CONFIRM THIS WEEK) will be coming up next weekend. It's time to get to WORK on ITP V.011, long hours as it will be.
Yes, I said I would do this late last year, and it is officially DONE. ITP's author JUST started an account for this blog on TWITTER. Again, I just started the ITP V.011 TWITTER account last month, so it will take me a while to build a following and to follow others. Keep in mind I'm a NUBIE to TWITTER as I will have an secondary private TWITTER account for myself. I'm digging TWITTER already.
NOTES FROM THE EXTREME METAL UNDERGROUND, DAMNED IN BLACK (BLACK METAL NEWS) will be posted by MONDAY and MAYBE, ITP (metal release) REVIEWS starting next weekend (tentatively depending on circumstances)in AUGUST.
Please TWEET me your band news and tour dates @ITPV011, send me a bulletin or message to SWORDSANDGRAVES@MYSPACE or add me on MYSPACE, TWITTER or Individual Thought Patterns V.011 on FACEBOOK.
All bands on MYSPACE add me on Theresa Geteles FACEBOOK and I might even start a secondary FACEBOOOK account.
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Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-
I'm really sorry about the delay..

Thursday, July 28, 2011

EXHUMED: ANNOUNCE FALL 2011 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH GOATWHORE, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, HAVOK and WITHERED


California grinders EXHUMED have announced a fall (OCTOBER-NOVEMBER) 2011 North American tour with GOATWHORE, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, HAVOK and WITHERED.
FROM GOATWHORE: (THANKS TO SKULL AND BONES):
26 - Gallup, NM - The Juggernaut (no Goatwhore)
27 - Amarillo, TX - Sorority House (no Goatwhore)
28 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory
29 - St. Louis, MO - FuBar
30 - Chicago, IL - Reggies Rock Club
31 - Detroit, MI - I-Rock Nightclub

November (with Goatwhore, Cephalic Carnage)
1 - Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
2 - Rochester, NY - MontageMusic Hall
3 - Toronto, ON - Wreck Room
4 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques
5 - Trois-Rivieres, QC - Rock Café Le Stage
6 - Quebec City, QC - L’Agitee
8 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
9 - Brooklyn, NY - Europa
10 - Trenton, NJ - Championship
11 - Wilmington, DE - Mojo 13
12 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
13 - Charlotte, NC - The Casbah at TremontMusic Hall
14 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
15 - Tampa, FL - Brass Mug
17 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
18 - San Antonio, TX - Korova (as part of Goregrowler’s Ball with SUFFOCATION)
20 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theatre (no Goatwhore)
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

ONLY ONE PER COFFIN: CIPHER DRUMMER DAINEL BOBIS FOUND



The body of Daniel Bobis, drummer of Long Beach, California hardcore band CIPHER has been found, as the leash on Bobis's surf board broke, sending him drowning in waves.
RIP to Daniel Bosis.
FROM BLABBERMOUTH.NET: According to New York Daily News, fisherman in Indonesia on Thursday discovered the body of Daniel Bobis, drummer for the Long Beach, New York hardcore/metal/punk band CIPHER (Facebook page), who went missing Sunday morning after wiping out on a wave.

Search crews in West Lampung, Sumatra, said the fishermen pulled the body of Bobis from waters about 20 miles from the remote break he was surfing when he went missing. According to information his wife posted on Facebook on Sunday, the leash on his board broke as he surfed in an area known for its 12-foot waves.
In a statement on Facebook, Bobis' good friend and fellow Long Islandsurfer Sean Persall confirmed the news, "Daniel Bobis has passed away. No further details have been provided, nor are necessary at this time. We are all deeply saddened by the loss of this amazing husband, teacher, surfer and friend to so many."
FROM CIPHER: Thanks to all that send condolences for the loss of our brother. We'll keep you all updated. We're all supporting each other, both current and past members of Cipher. Thanks for the genuine love and care. Danny will remain in all of our hearts.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

MESHUGGAH: CANCELS OUT OF MHM Fest in Ukraine


Swedish progressive extreme metal warriors MESHUGGAH have canceled out of the bands previously scheduled appearance MHM FEST set to take place 5-6-7 of August, 2011 Entertainement complex "Solnyshko", Ukraine 9th kilometre of the Eupatorija-Simferopol road.
FROM MESHUGGAH: Meshuggah will NOT be performing at the MHM Festival in Simferipol early August 2011, opposed to what has all been announced by the festival.


To keep a long story short: there were long gone discussions about performing at MHM 2011 and Meshuggah really wanted to make this appearance happen, as this would have been the band's first ever performance in Ukraine. However, unfortunately the promoter did not keep any part of the initial agreement, such as arranging the necessary logistics for bringing the band to Ukraine etc, and eventually also made himself unavailable for further discussions.


Meshuggah regret if anyone bought tickets to this festival believing they would see Meshuggah perform on stage. Please keep in mind to always check Meshuggah's website/facebook/Myspace, as this is where all 100% confirmed appearances will be announced. The MHM festival was due to above mentioned reasons never announced on these sites and should clearly by agreement not have been announced by the festival either until they had fulfilled their contractual commitments, which never happened.
FROM MHM FEST PROMOTERS: Due to the fact, that the festival sponsor — Global Promotion agency — for the time being is not able to fulfill all its financial obligation, we are forced to announce the cancelleation of Meshuggah show (the official management announcement will be soon available at the band's site).

The good news:
the festival will take place at its historical location — EC " Solnyshko" (between Saki and Evpatorija);
the shows of KATAKLYSM (07.08.2011) and VOMITORY (05.08.2011) will take place at the respective dates.

We tender our apologies to Meshuggah fans and to those who booked accommodations and Myrnyj.
We do everything to make this festival and it WILL BE (without Global Promotion).
We believe in YOU, out great fans, because MHM festival is done only for you!
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

MAGRUDERGRIND and DESPISE YOU: ANNOUNCE FALL 2011 U.S. TOUR DATES


U.S. grinders (Washington DC) MAGRUDERGRIND and California grinders DESPISE YOU have teamed up for a fall 2011 U.S. (East Coast) tour.
FROM WILLOWTIP RECORDS: Sep 09 TBA Washington, DC
Sep 10 The Democracy Center Boston, MA
Sep 11 Shea Stadium Brooklyn, NY
Sep 12 The Barbary Philadelphia, PA
Sep 13 Strange Matter Richmond, VA
Sep 14 Kings Raleigh, NC
Sep 15 WonderRoot Atlanta, GA
Sep 16 Transitions Art Gallery Tampa, FL
Sep 17 The Atlantic Gainesville, FL
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

VADER: POST TRAILER FOR "Welcome To The Morbid Reich"


Polish death metal veterans VADER have posted the trailer for the bands anticipated new release "Welcome To The Morbid Reich" due to be unleashed 12 August 2011 on NUCLEAR BLAST.
FROM VADER: The Polish death metal legend VADER uploaded their first trailer for the upcoming masterpiece "Welcome To The Morbid Reich". Band-Mastermind Peter is talking about the recording and the cover artwork of this new record. The LP's trailer can be watched here.

The first feedback from press on "Welcome To The Morbid Reich" has also been simply great:

"Vader are the kind of band that simply can't put out a bad album" - Olivier 'Zoltar' Badin, Terrorizer (UK)

"How more morbid can a band be? Fast, aggressive, sick metal, from the depths of hell. The Polish deathsters once again take no prisoners" - Sakis Fragos, ROCK HARD Greece

"Impressive and devastating extreme metal with the unique voice of Peter over all... blasting!" - Ivan Gaudenzi, Metal Maniac Magazine Italy

"Welcome To The Morbid Reich" klingt so, wie ein VADER-Album klingen muss - aber doch wieder ein bisschen anders, als seine Vorgänger: Nicht experimentell, nicht grundlegend anders, einfach nur schnell, geil, fett - und nach VADER." - Stephan Möller, metal.de

You will be holding in your hands "Welcome To The Morbid Reich" on August 12th. It was recorded in Hertz Studio in Bialystok. In the spring 2011 the band was left by the bass player Tomasz "Reyash" Rejek and the drummer Paweł "Paul" Jaroszewicz. Their places were took over by Hal (known from Dead Infection, Hermh, Abused Majesty) and a first foreigner in Vader's line-up - 21-year-old Englishman James Stewart (ex-Divine Chaos). However, the drums for the album were still recorded by Paul. The coverart was made by Zbigniew Bielak.

Tracklist:
"Ultima Thule"
"Return To The Morbid Reich"
"The Black Eye"
"Come And See My Sacrifice"
"Only Hell Knows"
"I Am Who Feasts Upon Your Soul"
"Don't Rip The Beast's Heart Out"
"I Had A Dream?"
"Lord Of Thorns"
"Decapitated Saints"
"They Are Coming"
"Black Velvet And Skulls Of Steel"

Bonus Tracks:
"Raping The Earth"
"Troops Of Tomorrow"
VIDEO BELOW: VADER TRAILER FOR WELCOME TO THE MORBID REICH:
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

DARK FUNERAL: ANNOUNCE NEW VOCALIST and NEW BASSIST



Swedish black metal legends DARK FUNERAL have announced a new vocalist (NACHTGARM)and bassist (ZORNHEYM).
FROM DARK FUNERAL:
The black circle has been closed once again and it is with great pleasure that we would like to announce and welcome our new bass player, ZORNHEYM.

Now, that we face our new line up, I must say that the atmosphere and the chemistry within the band feels absolutely fantastic. Furthermore, every single member of Dark Funeral is once again sharing a tremendously strong commitment, an absolute dedication as well as utter professionalism. And I am absolutely sure that what you, our dear fans, soon will be able to witness that this unholy gathering of these five knights in Satan's service is the most sinful and powerful Dark Funeral ever!

We have rehearsed together for a few months already. And it feels like we are already tighter and sound much better than ever before. So once we kick off touring again, we will be like an infernal war machine that will crush everything in its path.

ZORNHEYM comments : It is with great honor to be now part of this undefeatable armada of Black Metal-Warriors. When you join the truly ineffable Kings of Swedish Black Metal it is beyond doubt that great excitement accompanies this unholy path of trampled souls. Onwards into Battle! The circle is closed!
I must admit that it surely was not an easy task to find a worthy replacement for Emperor Magus Caligula, who has been doing an amazing job for Dark Funeral during the past 15 years. He has not only been "the vocalist" for the band, but also a very good friend of mine and he always will be!

Anyway, 10 months of intense search worldwide have finally given result. And I'm VERY proud to announce and welcome "NACHTGARM" to the horde.

I think, I can speak for everyone in the band and say that besides completely knocking us down with the strength of his vocals and wide register, what truly blew us away was his presence, energy and the amazing spirit he showed during the final audition. He just came into the rehearsal room, found and took his rightful spot. And then just set the whole place on hellfire!

It's really hard to explain "that" certain feeling one is looking for, but once you get it, you just know that you've found the right man for the job. And that is something we all got "deluxe". No doubt about that! Mankind has no idea what is coming upon them. And I can't wait to bring this maniac on tour for the world to experience DARK FUNERAL in the most intense and hellish way ever!

During the 10 month we have been looking for a new vocalist and drummer, we have received over 1000 applications. The interest to join DARK FUNERAL has been way over expectation and quite overwhelming to say the least. And I'd like to take this opportunity to thank EVERYONE who applied for the jobs. One thing is for sure: There are a lot of unknown talents out there. And once they've found the right band to deliver their goods, I'm sure we all will hear from many of these guys in the future. Good luck! / Lord Ahriman

Chaq Mol Comments: When E.M.Caligula quit the band my first thought was "how the fuck will we be able to find a worthy replacement now?". In my eyes he was the best vocalist in the Black Metal scene. Anyhow, after we had listened through a couple of hundreds applicants, there were two guys that really stood out and sounded very promising indeed. The question now was, would they nail it on a live audition too, and would their personalities be of that kind we were looking for?! Well, after 10 month search we finally found the right man for the job! And all my previous doubts and concerns are now a memory forgotten. NACHTGARM, welcome to the horde!

Nachtgarm comments: To me, Dark Funeral is the epitome of Black Metal. To be a member of this institution now, is not only a big honor for me, but is also complementing my work as a lead singer as well as my action at the front of the stage throughout the years. Consequently, I am very glad that Dark Funeral put their unholy faith in me and my abilities.

As the successor of Emperor Magus Caligula I am quite aware of the high expectations being directed to my person. However, I can assure every one of you out there, that with every breath I take I will live up to these expectations. Hands down. This is the arrival of Satan's Empire. Now let us set this world aflame!
But that's not all.., DARK FUNERAL are also proud to announce to board 70000 TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival that will sail Monday, January 23, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean "Majesty of the Seas" from Miami, FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27, 2012.

Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma's cruise. It's also not one of the cruises that share the ship with regular cruise guests. This is an all Heavy Metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? You can enjoy tons of onboard live shows on several in and outdoor stages from early in the morning until late at night, open-mic nights, Heavy Metal karaoke with members of the bands, bars that never close, again: bars that never close..., a fun-and-sun-filled day on the beautiful island of Grand Cayman and since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!

So far 14 out of a total of 40 bands on board are known:

AMORPHIS, CORONER, DARK FUNERAL, ELUVEITIE, GRAVE DIGGER, IN EXTREMO, MOONSORROW, MY DYING BRIDE, NIGHTWISH, PESTILENCE, SAMAEL, STRATOVARIUS, THERION, TRISTANIA

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$289 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 room service!

What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check out http://www.70000tons.com/ for more information and book your cabin NOW!
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Stay tuned. More news and announcements to come shortly...

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UP-COMING SHOWS:
06-07.10.2011 Sweden Metal Cruise, Stockholm, SE (Stockholm - Turku - Stockholm)
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15.10.2011 Metal Invasion - Chapter V - Ruhstorf, DE
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23-27.01.2012 70000 Tons Of Metal - Miami, FL - George Town, Cayman Islands - Miami, FL, International water
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Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

ITP UPDATE: NO I'M NOT POSTING WHAT VIKERNES SAID


No, I'm not reposting what VARG VIKERNES (BURZUM) said, (It's on Blabbermouth.net-who stopped mentioning Vikernes until now) although when you filter past the anti Semitic, white supremacist psycho babble, his last sentence showed compassion for the victims of the Norwegian massacre. Kids or adults, no one should have to be a victim to any such delusional terrorists theories.
ITP V.011 does not condone nor promote racist, slanderous, national socialist, homophobic or nazi ideologies.
BBL-Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-
PEACE

Monday, July 25, 2011

IMMOLATION, JUNGLE ROT and GIGAN FALL 2011 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED


A fall (OCTOBER) 2011 North American tour with IMMOLATION, GIGAN and JUNGLE ROT has been announced as North American tour dates have been announced via GIGAN.

FROM GIGAN:
HERE WE GO!!! GIGAN TO TOUR WITH IMMOLATION IN NORTH AMERICA!!!
http://enterthevault.com/artis​t.php?id=50
This is a dream come true for all the members of GIGAN!!!
Death Metal soldiers Jungle Rot will be with us as well!
It will be a diverse array of brutal metal!
New merch will be available at all the upcoming tours with Grave and then- Immolation!!!
See you all soon!!!
Oct. 05 - Wreck Room - Toronto, ON
Oct. 07 - The Basement - Kingston, NY
Oct. 08 - Montage Music Hall - Rochester ,NY
Oct. 09 - Broadway Joe's - Buffalo, NY
Oct. 10 - The Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
Oct. 11 - Bogie's - Albany, NY
Oct. 12 - Championship Bar and Grill - Trenton, NJ
Oct. 13 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Oct. 14 - Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH
Oct. 15 - Blondie's - Detroit, MI
Oct. 16 - Reggie Rock Club - Chicago, ILL
Oct. 17 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
Oct. 19 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
Oct. 20 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 21 - Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 22 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
Oct. 23 - Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
Oct. 25 - Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX
Oct. 26 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX


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

Sunday, July 24, 2011

CIPHER: DRUMMER MISSING IN INDONESIA




Long Beach based hardcore band CIPHER have reported the bands drummer Daniel Bobis as missing while surfing in Sumatra, Indonesia.
EDITORS NOTE: ITP V.011 has alot of INDONESIAN readers, help some Americans out and help find Daniel Bobis.
FROM CIPHER:
Yes, it's true our friend, brother, and bandmate Danny has gone missing in Sumatra. We ask that you all put him in your prayers if you pray or keep him in your thoughts if that works for you. We'll be having a vigil tonight at 8PM in his hometown Long Beach @ Laurelton Boulevard Boardwalk. All are invited. Please spread the word. FROM THE LONG BEACH PATCH: Long Beach High School teacher and Surf Team coach Daniel Bobis went missing Sunday morning in Sumatra.

Bobis was surfing in West Lampung in the south of the Indonesian island when he disappeared.

Long Beach teacher Jay Spitz said that he received word from Bobis’ wife, Rachel, that he had gone missing in the waters of south Sumatra 10 hours ago. His board was located, Spitz continued, but there was no sign of Bobis.

Spitz explained that the “rescue efforts are horrible there” due to the remote nature of the area. He added that Rachel Bobis, whom he has been in contact with, said that the local United States Consulate has been no help thus far.

“She was hoping to get some public attention and hopefully someone can get a helicopter out there,” Spitz said.

Long Beach Superintendent Dave Weiss said that they are “deeply concerned about the safety and well being of Danny Bobis” in a statement released on Sunday.

“We have been in contact with Senator Schumer’s office to notify them about the situation and urge them to provide assistance to the local authorities with the rescue efforts,” Weiss said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Danny’s family and friends and we hope for his safe return.”

“Danny is very popular and well-liked by students and staff, is a well-respected colleague, and a vital part of the school community,” he added in the statement.

A math teacher at Long Beach High School for seven years, Bobis is a lifelong Long Beach resident who “is very involved in the community,” according to Spitz. Bobis founded the high school surf team, the first competitive group in New York, and advises the surf club. His wife is a social worker at Long Beach Middle School.

“He is just the most wonderful guy,” Spitz added.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal, Stay SAFE-\m/ -l-

Friday, July 22, 2011

KAMELOT, ENSLAVED, LEAVES' EYES and ATARAXIE: SEND CONDOLENCES TO ALL AFFECTED BY NORWEGIAN TRAGEDY


Norwegian/American power metal warriors KAMELOT, Norwegian black metal legends ENSLAVED, Norwegian singer LIV KRISTINE (LEAVES' EYES) and French funeral doomsters ATARAXIE and many others metal and hard rock artists have all issued statements of condolences regarding the tragic terrorist attack that happened today in Oslo, Norway. A government building was bombed in Oslo today, killing 80 people and injuring many more.
FROM KAMELOT: On behalf of all the Kamelot members and organization, our hearts go out to all those affected in the recent attacks in Oslo. Kamelot Guitarist Thomas Youngblood adds: "As many of you know, Norway is like a second home to us and we are wishing the best possible solution and justice in this senseless tragedy. All of us here are very shocked and sad about these events."
FROM ENSLAVED:
Our deepest condolences and thoughts go out to everybody touched by the fathomless tragedy that struck Norway yesterday. This is indeed a day for afterthought.
FROM ATARAXIE: I really hope that the friends in Norway and their family are safe and well. What an horrible tragedy :(
FROM LIV KRISTINE (LEAVES EYES):
"Norway's soul is hurt. My deepest thoughts go to my home country, to the victims and their families. Norway is an amazingly beautiful country and a safe place to live. Such an attack on our democracy and our peaceful nation must be condemned to the sharpest. Any form of radicalism must be destroyed at its source. This is terrible and must never happen again."
FROM Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY): "Our hearts and thoughts are with Norway today. Watching the news is heavy. What a horrible, disgusting deed. 87 people dead so far. It makes no sense. The world got a bit darker today."
FROM MATT SORUM (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES): "Thoughts and prayers to the people of Norway I am so sorry for this tragedy,, I hold Norway very close to my heart and this saddens me deeply."
FROM ARCH ENEMY: "Watching the news with heavy hearts. Our thoughts are with our brothers and sisters in Norway. What a horrifying attack. It is hard to believe what happened."
FROM MORTIIS: "Our thoughts and condolences go out to everyone affected by the bombing in Oslo, and the shooting at Utøya. Terrible tragedy. I don't think anyone expected this to happen in Norway. I guess this puts things in perspective. People in places like Baghdad have to deal with this sort of stuff all the time."
FROM MESHUGGAH: "Dear friends, we guess many of you have already heard and read about the terror attacks that took place in Oslo and the island Utoya in Norway yesterday where as of now 91 people have been killed. 84 of them between 14-18 years old. Our thoughts goes out to the Norwegian people, the families and friends affected by these horrible acts."
FROM LEPROUS: "We would like to express our deepest sympathy with everyone involved in yesterday's shocking events in our hometown, Oslo. This is a day for unity, compassion and grief."
FROM SHARON OSBOURNE: (Ozzy Osbourne's wife/manager): "The people in Norway are such gentle lovely people. My thoughts and prayers are with them."
FROM Tony Harnell (TNT): "To all my fans and dear friends in my second home of Norway, I send you my warmest thoughts and my arms are wrapped around you. You'll get through it like the Vikings you are! My thoughts are with you all during this terrible tragedy. It's too bad the problems of the world have finally reached sweet little Norway."
FROM PAGAN'S MIND: "Words are too small to express how we feel right now. 91 people killed, most of them youngsters same age as some of our own kids... But it's important to keep living life like a dream and don't let bastards like this coward gunman, who didn't even have the guts to end his own misery before police arrested him, ruin your freedom of speech and freedom to explore the world."
FROM 3 INCHES OF BLOOD: "Saddened to hear of the violence going on in Norway. Our thoughts go out to you!"
FROM Scott Ian (ANTHRAX, THE DAMNED THINGS): "The horror played out today in Norway sickens me to my core... my thoughts are with you."
FROM Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES): "Giving my love to Oslo."
FROM SÓLSTAFIR: "Horrible news from Norway and then some more horrible news from Norway! Has everything gone apeshit over there? We hope all our friends over there are safe and sound!!"
FROM VANISHING POINT: "Our thoughts go out to our friends and fans in Norway. Today is a sad day for such a peaceful country and people."
FROM CRUACHAN: "Thoughts and blessings to everyone in Norway. I hope they catch the scum that done this and give them a very slow painful death!"
FROM MERCENARY: "Our thoughts go out to our neighbors in Norway. What happened in Oslo and on Utøya is beyond horrible. No words can express how deeply we wish the ones responsible for these terrorist acts may be severely punished."
FROM BISON B.C.: "Our thoughts go out to our Norwegian brothers and sisters and to their friends and families. We hope you are all safe and well. Our condolences to those affected by the senseless actions. Glad to hear that our old tour mates and friends in KVELERTAK were not in Olso when the attacks occurred."
FROM IHSAHN (FORMALLY OF EMPEROR):
We at mnemosyne would like to express our deepest sympathy and compassion for the victims and everyone affected by the immense tragedy that has occurred in Oslo and Utøya. Our thoughts are with you.
FROM VREID:
Our sincere thoughts to all those that have been affected by this tragedy in Norway. A blackened day in our history.
FROM DECAPITATED:
NORWAY our thoughts are with you
FROM MISTRESS JULIA:
I cant believe what happened in Norway! WTF? Why can't ppl care for each other.Why r we surrounded by violence + abuse? The future looks glum.
FROM Patricia Thomas Band Management:
For those who are not on my personal page, most of the band members from Oslo have checked in and are safe and well. All we can do is show compassion to all those who have suffered personally, or have suffered loss, in such a hideous way, and to all our friends in Norway generally. Please do not turn this into a rabid, thoughtless hate fest - that is precisely how extremists / psychopaths function and we've seen where that leads time and time again.
FROM BRIAN FAIR (SHADOWS FALL):
the more I read about Norway the sadder I get. my heart and thoughts go out to all of the families involved.
FROM GEEZER BUTLER (BLACK SABBATH):
"On yet another sad note, my thoughts go out to the people of Norway after such a terrible tragedy there," he said. "So shocking in such a peaceful, beautiful country."

FROM GLOBAL GRIND: A huge explosion rocked Oslo, Norway, blowing out the windows of the Prime Minister's office.
At least seven people killed and several injures are already being reported. Soon after the bombs exploded in Oslo, a man dressed as a policeman shot up a youth rally for the ruling political party just outside the capitol. They have arrested the man, but there are reports that 20-30 people might have been killed. This is developing...
As Reported Earlier By Associated Press:
Terrorism struck long-peaceful Norway on Friday when a bomb ripped open buildings including the prime minister's office and a man dressed as a police officer opened fire at an island youth camp connected to the ruling party. At least seven people were killed in the blast and a witness said more than 20 died in the shootings on the nation's worst outpouring of violence since World War II.
Andre Scheie told Norwegian broadcaster NRK that he saw "very many dead by the shore" of the camp on Utoya island, where the youth wing of the Labor Party was holding a summer camp for hundreds of youths. He said some victims were shot in the water after trying desperately to swim away. "There are about 20 to 25 dead," he said.
Police did not immediately confirm the account. but Inspector Bjoern Erik Sem-Jacobsen said a suspect in the shooting has been arrested. He said the gunman, who was dressed as a police officer, pulled out a gun and started firing into the crowd of youths.
Acting Police Chief Sveinung Sponheim told broadcaster NRK that investigators suspect the two attacks are linked.
ITP V.011 WOULD LIKE TO SEND CONDOLENCES AND WELL WISHES TO ALL NORWEGIANS DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

THE 2011 SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR: KICKS OFF TODAY IN LA, CALIFORNIA


The 2011 edition of the SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR kicks off today in L.A. California as the 7/22/2011 SUMMER SLAUGHTER show at the HOUSE OF BLUES in Hollywood is SOLD OUT!
FROM SST PROMOTERS: LA is sold out today but you can still get tickets for Anaheim tomorrow. Act now! SUMMER SLAUGHTER Anaheim is almost sold out! Buy your tickets while you still can!!
The most extreme tour of the year has returned with its most devastating and dynamic line-up yet. The 5th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by ESP Guitars and Indie Merch Store, runs from July 21st through August 21st and features such heavyweights as The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Fleshgod Apocalypse, in addition to a special halftime performance by Powerglove. However, the madness doesn't stop there as for the first time in Summer Slaughter history the fans will vote on the band that will open the tour

Ash Avildsen (Summer Slaughter Founder) states: “We had a lot of great ideas for bands for the middle of the bill like Obscura, Spawn of Possession, 1349 and more. Unfortunately, none of them were available for the tour. So to keep it real for the fans, who without- this tour doesn’t exist, we decided to bump everyone up a slot and allow you guys to choose who opens the tour! Not only do you now get to play a part in determining the line-up, but you’ll have more time to get inside the venues and not miss the almighty Fleshgod Apocalypse from Italy!”

Shawn Keith (Summer Slaughter Co-Producer) added: “We chose 10 of our favorite metal labels to each have 1 band in the contest who were already getting a lot of buzz on the Summer Slaughter Facebook page. Please participate and vote now for your top 3 picks from the list!”

Head over to www.facebook.com/summerslaughter now to check out the list of artists to choose from and to cast your vote (deadline is April 11th). This tour is for the fans, so let your voice be heard.

The most extreme tour of the year has returned with its most devastating and dynamic line-up yet. The 5th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by ESP Guitars and Indie Merch Store, runs from July 21st through August 21st and features such heavyweights as The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Fleshgod Apocalypse, in addition to a special halftime performance by Powerglove. However, the madness doesn't stop there as for the first time in Summer Slaughter history the fans will vote on the band that will open the tour

Ash Avildsen (Summer Slaughter Founder) states: “We had a lot of great ideas for bands for the middle of the bill like Obscura, Spawn of Possession, 1349 and more. Unfortunately, none of them were available for the tour. So to keep it real for the fans, who without- this tour doesn’t exist, we decided to bump everyone up a slot and allow you guys to choose who opens the tour! Not only do you now get to play a part in determining the line-up, but you’ll have more time to get inside the venues and not miss the almighty Fleshgod Apocalypse from Italy!”

Shawn Keith (Summer Slaughter Co-Producer) added: “We chose 10 of our favorite metal labels to each have 1 band in the contest who were already getting a lot of buzz on the Summer Slaughter Facebook page. Please participate and vote now for your top 3 picks from the list!”
FROM BLABBERMOUTH.NET: Musicians Institute students will be part of a special stop of the Summer Slaughter 2011 tour as members of THE BLACK DAHLIAMURDER, WHITECHAPEL and DARKEST HOUR visit for a hands-on clinic on Saturday, July 23 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students in the Guitar, Bass, Drum and Vocal Performance programs will be schooled in metal as members from each of the bands share techniques and impart first-hand wisdom of life on the road before the tour takes full swing.

Kicking off July 22 in Los Angeles, the Summer Slaughter 2011 tour features THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL and DARKEST HOUR along with SIX FEET UNDER, DYING FETUS, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, OCEANO and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE.

Musicians Institute has established itself as a world leader in contemporary music education, providing cutting-edge resources in its state of the art facilities located right in the heart of Hollywood, the capital of the world music industry. Its dynamic curriculum is current, comprehensive and compatible with the needs of students who not only desire to study music, but also build a career in the music industry with the knowledge they learn on-campus.

THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR 2011 TOUR DATES: Jul 22 House of Blues Sunset Strip Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT !!!)

Jul 23 The Grove Anaheim, CA

Jul 25 Roseland Theater Portland, OR

Jul 26 King Cat Theatre Seattle, WA

Jul 27 The Knitting Factory Boise, ID

Jul 28 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA

Jul 29 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA

Jul 30 House of Blues San Diego, CA

Jul 31 Venue Of Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ

Aug 01 Sunshine Theatre Albuquerque, NM

Aug 02 Summit Music Hal Denver, CO

Aug 03 The Cotillion Wichita, KS

Aug 04 Expo Five Louisville, KY

Aug 05 Saint Andrews Hall Detroit, MI

Aug 06 The Rave Milwaukee, WI

Aug 07 House of Blues Cleveland Cleveland, OH

Aug 08 House of Blues Chicago Chicago, IL

Aug 09 Sound Academy Toronto, Canada

Aug 10 OLYMPIA Montreal, Canada

Aug 11 Irving Plaza New York, NY

Aug 12 THE PALLADIUM Worcester, MA

Aug 13 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA

Aug 14 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ

Aug 15 930 Club Washington, DC

Aug 16 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA

Aug 17 Revolution Live Fort Lauderdale, FL

Aug 19 House of Blues Houston Houston, TX

Aug 20 Backstage Live San Antonio, TX

Aug 21 House of Blues Dallas Dallas, TX
THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR 2011 PROMO:
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

MARYLAND DEATH FEST 2012: CONFIRMS GODFLESH, WINTER, HORNA and MORE


Promoters for the 2012 MARYLAND DEATH FEST set to take place 5/24-27, 2012 at SONAR, Baltimore, Maryland have confirmed GODFLESH, HORNA, WINTER including some of Scandinavia's best black metal acts.
FROM MARYLAND DEATH FEST PROMOTERS: It's now possible to announce that GODFLESH (UK) will be making an exclusive North American appearance at MDF 2012!
In addition, the following bands have been confirmed:
WINTER, TSJUDER (Norway), HORNA (Finland), SARGEIST (Finland), DISMA, LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER (Spain), and NASHGUL (Spain)
MARYLAND DEATH FEST 2012 LINEUP: (SO FAR):
MDF X
May 24-27, 2012

MORBID ANGEL
GODFLESH (UK)
ELECTRIC WIZARD (UK)
SAINT VITUS
ANVIL (Canada)
MORGOTH (Germany)
SUFFOCATION
CONFESSOR
WINTER
DEMIGOD (Finland)
CHURCH OF MISERY (Japan)
UNSANE
TSJUDER (Norway)
BETHLEHEM (Germany)
HORNA (Finland)
SARGEIST (Finland)
NEGURA BUNGET (Romania)
MACABRE
GHOUL
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD (Netherlands)
HAEMORRHAGE (Spain)
TODAY IS THE DAY
OCTOBER 31
DISMA
ULCERATE (New Zealand)
THE DAY EVERYTHING BECAME NOTHING (Australia)
LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER (Spain)
DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT (UK)
AGENTS OF ABHORRENCE (Australia)
NASHGUL (Spain)
NAUSEA (California)
BLOODY PHOENIX

Check back soon for additional band announcements! Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Thursday, July 21, 2011

SUMMER BREEZE OPEN AIR 2011: RUNNING ORDER


Promoters for the SUMMER BREEZE OPEN AIR 2011 have announced the running order of the fest. SUMMER BREEZE OPEN AIR is set to take place 8/18-20, 2011 Dinkelsbuhl, Germany.
FROM SUMMER BREEZE OPEN AIR PROMOTERS:
Unfortunately we have to let you know that US horror punks BLITZKID have cancelled their whole summer 2011 tour. Sadly this includes their planned appearance at SUMMER BREEZE Open Air 2011. Apologies to all those who were looking forward to seeing them. We will not rest until we can book the band again for SUMMER BREEZE in the years to come.

However, we are happy to be able to announce their replacement. German industrial gothic metallers STAHLMANN will now be in charge of your entertainment with their steel hard sound. Horns up!

The updated version of the running order (is available) where, by the way, KALMAH and GRAVEYARD have switched places
PARTY STAGE
02:20 - 03:00 SYLOSIS
01:10 - 02:00 HELL
23:45 - 00:45 VADER
22:20 - 23:20 DESTRUCTION
21:10 - 22:00 SCAR SYMMETRY
20:00 - 20:50 MELECHESH
19:10 - 19:35 FAREWELL TO ARMS
18:20 - 18:45 ARCTURON
17:30 - 17:55 KILT
16:40 - 17:05 SHEAR
15:50 - 16:15 STEVE FROM ENGLAND
15:00 - 15:25 DAVIDIAN
CAMEL STAGE
21:50 - 22:10 DEZPERADOZ
20:45 - 21:05 DEZPERADOZ
19:40 - 20:00 DEZPERADOZ
18:45 - 19:05 DEZPERADOZ
14:00 - 15:00 BLASMUSIK ILLENSCHWANG

DONNERSTAG/THURSDAY 18/08/2011

MAIN/PAIN STAGES
00:00 - 01:00 MARDUK
22:40 - 23:55 IN EXTREMO
21:35 - 22:35 SONIC SYNDICATE
20:30 - 21:30 ARCH ENEMY
19:35 - 20:25 IGNITE
18:30 - 19:30 SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
17:35 - 18:25 COMEBACK KID
16:40 - 17:30 THE HAUNTED
15:50 - 16:35 DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR
15:00 - 15:45 SEVENTH VOID
14:15 - 14:55 THE SORROW
13:35 - 14:10 A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH
13:00 - 13:30 NEW BLOOD AWARD-WINNER
12:45 - 13:00 NEW BLOOD AWARD-CEREMONY
PARTY STAGE
03:20 - 04:00 POSTMORTEM
02:15 - 03:00 ABORTED
01:10 - 01:55 WITCHERY
00:00 - 00:50 EXCREMENTORY GRINDF.
22:50 - 23:35 HACKNEYED
21:45 - 22:30 DECAPITATED
20:40 - 21:25 DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL
19:40 - 20:20 KAMPFAR
18:40 - 19:20 KVELERTAK
17:45 - 18:20 VREID
16:50 - 17:25 DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT
15:55 - 16:30 9MM ASSI ROCK'N'ROLL
15:00 - 15:35 CRIPPER
CAMEL STAGE
22:30 - 22:50 AC/DX
21:25 - 21:45 AC/DX
20:20 - 20:40 AC/DX
19:20 - 19:40 AC/DX
18:20 - 18:40 RANZ BOELLNER A.T.H.M.W.
17:25 - 17:45 RANZ BOELLNER A.T.H.M.W.
16:30 - 16:50 RANZ BOELLNER A.T.H.M.W.
15:35 - 15:55 RANZ BOELLNER A.T.H.M.W.

FREITAG/FRIDAY 19/08/2011

MAIN/PAIN STAGES
00:00 - 01:00 KATAKLYSM
22:40 - 23:55 HAMMERFALL
21:35 - 22:35 AMORPHIS
20:20 - 21:30 BOLT THROWER
19:15 - 20:15 TURISAS
18:05 - 19:05 J.B.O.
17:10 - 18:00 ENSLAVED
16:05 - 17:05 SALTATIO MORTIS
15:15 - 16:00 HAIL OF BULLETS
14:25 - 15:10 EMIL BULLS
13:35 - 14:20 KALMAH
12:50 - 13:30 SKELETONWITCH
12:10 - 12:45 YOUR DEMISE
11:35 - 12:05 NERVECELL
11:00 - 11:30 TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED
PARTY STAGE
03:20 - 04:00 IMPERIUM DEKADENZ
02:15 - 03:00 SECRETS OF THE MOON
01:10 - 01:55 EINHERJER
00:00 - 00:50 POWERWOLF
22:50 - 23:35 ATHEIST
21:45 - 22:30 NEAERA
20:40 - 21:25 GRAVEYARD
19:40 - 20:20 MAD SIN
18:40 - 19:20 HELRUNAR
17:45 - 18:20 FACEBREAKER
16:50 - 17:25 STAHLMANN
15:55 - 16:30 INTERMENT
15:00 - 15:35 REV 16:8
CAMEL STAGE
22:30 - 22:50 WEISSGLUT
21:25 - 21:45 WEISSGLUT
20:20 - 20:40 WEISSGLUT
19:20 - 19:40 WEISSGLUT
18:20 - 18:40 GUNS OF MOROPOLIS
17:25 - 17:45 GUNS OF MOROPOLIS
16:30 - 16:50 GUNS OF MOROPOLIS
15:35 - 15:55 GUNS OF MOROPOLIS

SAMSTAG/SATURDAY 20/08/2011

MAIN/PAIN STAGES
00:00 - 01:00 PRIMORDIAL
22:40 - 23:55 HATEBREED
21:35 - 22:35 SODOM
20:20 - 21:30 TARJA
19:15 - 20:15 CALIBAN
18:05 - 19:10 AS I LAY DYING
17:10 - 18:00 CORVUS CORAX
16:05 - 17:05 FARMER BOYS
15:15 - 16:00 SMOKE BLOW
14:25 - 15:10 GRAND MAGUS
13:35 - 14:20 DEADLOCK
12:50 - 13:30 ENGEL
12:10 - 12:45 TOTAL CHAOS
11:35 - 12:05 BENIGHTED
11:00 - 11:30 MOTORJESUS
PARTY STAGE
03:20 - 04:00 BURDEN OF GRIEF
02:15 - 03:00 ROTTING CHRIST
01:10 - 01:55 MOONSORROW
00:00 - 00:50 VOMITORY
22:50 - 23:35 GOD DETHRONED
21:45 - 22:30 TÝR
20:40 - 21:25 THE OCEAN
19:40 - 20:20 OBSCURA
18:40 - 19:20 SWASHBUCKLE
17:45 - 18:20 WOLF
16:50 - 17:25 DEMONICAL
15:55 - 16:30 ADEPT
15:00 - 15:35 CRIMINAL
CAMEL STAGE
22:30 - 22:50 VOLKSMETAL
21:25 - 21:45 VOLKSMETAL
20:20 - 20:40 VOLKSMETAL
19:20 - 19:40 VOLKSMETAL
18:20 - 18:40 VOGELFREY
17:25 - 17:45 VOGELFREY
16:30 - 16:50 VOGELFREY
15:35 - 15:55 VOGELFREY
VIDEO BELOW: SUMMER BREEZE OPEN AIR 2011 TRAILER:
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

CENTRAL ILLINOIS METAL FEST 2011 7/ 22,23 and 24 in Urbana,IL @ the Canopy Club


The 2011 CENTRAL ILLINOIS METAL FEST will kick off tomorrow as the fest is set to take place 7/22, 23rd and 24th in Urbana,ILLINOIS @ the Canopy Club.
FROM CIMF PROMOTERS:
Don't forget we will be screening the horror movie "AFTERPARTY MASSACRE" this year over the weekend in between bands....this is the first time to see the movie plus horror and metal go hand in hand!!! DECREPIT BIRTH has canceled fest and JUNGLE ROT is taking their slot!!! sorry for lack of updates!! we need to get myspace back on track!! be sure to check us out on facebook!! EXHUMED (CA)
INTERNAL BLEEDING (NY)
MACABRE (IL)
NUNSLAUGHTER (OH)
CEPHALIC CARNAGE (CO)
ACHERON (OH)
NACHTMYSTIUM (IL)
DECREPIT BIRTH (CA)
FLESH PARADE (LA)
PUTRID PILE (WI)
EMBALMER (OH)
GORGASM (IN)
INSANITY (CA)
WITHERED (GA)
INSIDIOUS DECREPANCY (TX)
PESHMERGA (IL)
BLASPHEMER (ITALY)
CEREBRAL EFFUSION (SPAIN)
INCINERATE (MN)
GORETRADE (Columbia)
ROTTENNESS (mex)
GRAVEHILL (CA)
FACE OF RUIN (WI)
CARDIAC ARREST (IL)
HOD (TX)
DROGHEDA (OH)
SEXUAL ATROCITIES (WI)
MAAX (IN)
ENGAGED IN MUTILATING (Tx)
MORGUE SUPPLIER (IL)
CYGNUS LOOP (IL)
CALL THE PARAMEDICS (NJ)
MALEBOLGIA (NC)
VERMILLION (WI)
GROTESQUEUPHORIA (NY)
FESTERFUCK (WI)
GORGY (TN)
SOLIDIFICATION (OH)
CARPATHIAN FUNERAL (IL)
HEAVY LIES THE CROWN (IN)



3 Day passes are on sale now for $50 @ www.etix.com or www.canopyclub.com
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

GATHERING OF THE BESTIAL LEGION 8/27/2011 at The Proud Bird in Los Angeles, CA CONFIRMS AUTOPSY, INCANTATION, ACHERON, GOREAPHOBIA


Promoters for GATHERING OF THE BESTIAL LEGION V set to take place 8/27/2011 at The Proud Bird in Los Angeles, California have confirmed AUTOPSY, INCANTATION, ACHERON, GOREAPHOBIA and many others.
GATHERING OF THE BESTIAL LEGION V 2011 LINEUP:
AUTOPSY, INCANTATION, ACHERON, GOREAPHOBIA, ARES KINGDOM, DIVINE EVE, INFINITUM OBSCURE, GRAVE RITUAL, HOD, RITUAL COMBAT.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

PATHOLOGY: PATHOLOGY COMPLETES WORK ON "AWAKEN TO THE SUFFERING"


San Diego, California based death grinders PATHOLOGY have completed work on the bands anticipated new release entitled "AWAKEN TO THE SUFFERING" due to be unleashed 9/13/2011 on VICTORY RECORDS.. PATHOLOGY will embark on a U.S. tour supporting GRAVE in August.
FROM PATHOLOGY: "The recording came out great. This is by far the best thing we have ever done. Everything is extremely heavy and very tight," explains drummer Dave Astor.

"It's great working with Pär again on this cover. He did an amazing job. We decided to do a pencil sketch cover this time around. We also brought back the evil doctor to continue the zombie havoc."
PATHOLOGY SUMMER/FALL 2011 TOUR DATES:
7/24/2011 - Grind the Blind Fest w/ To Violently Vomit, Bloodsoaked & Cerebral Incubation - Redondo Beach, CA @ The Brixton (headlining)

8/26/2011 - Arlington, TX @ Pitcher's

8/27/2011 - San Antonio, TX @ Nightrocker (w/ Disfigured)

8/28/2011 - Houston, TX @ Walter's (w/ Disfigured)


GRAVE, BLOOD RED THRONE, GIGAN - 2011 TOUR

08/30/2011 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
08/31/2011 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
09/01/2011 - Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah
09/02/2011 - Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar and Grill
09/03/2011 - New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
09/04/2011 - Montreal, QUE @ Petit Campus
09/05/2011 - Toronto, ONT @ Mod Club
09/06/2011 - Buffalo, NY @Broadway Joe's
09/07/2011 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
09/08/2011 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
09/09/2011 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie Rock Club
09/10/2011 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
09/11/2011 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Osbourne Village Inn
09/12/2011 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
09/13/2011 - Edmonton, AL @ Pawn Shop
09/14/2011 - Calgary, AL @ Dickens
09/15/2011 - Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
09/16/2011 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
09/17/2011 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
09/18/2011 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
09/19/2011 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
09/20/2011 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
09/21/2011 - Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702 Skatepark
09/22/2011 - Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse


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

ITP SOCIAL JUSTICE: WEST MEMPHIS THREE UPDATE: DNA EXCLUDES ECHOLS, BALDWIN AND MISSKELLEY


WEST MEMPHIS THREE UPDATE: On 7/18/2011 a DNA report was revealed excluding Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley of the horrid 1993 Robin Hood Hill triple murders of three young boys in West Memphis Arkansas. Echols, Baldwin and Miskselley were convicted of The Robin Hood murders as they claim their innocence. "The West Memphis Three" were convicted with no physical evidence as the original trial provoked an atmosphere of (shown in the HBO documentary PARADISE LOST THE ROBIN HOOD HILLS MURDERS and PARADISE LOST 2: REVELATIONS-Directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky) Satanic and Wiccan panic.
By order of Arkansas State Supreme Court, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley shall receive Evidentiary hearings to be held Dec. 5-21 of this year.
Damien Echols sits on death row.
FROM WM3.ORG: New DNA From Victim in WM3 Case Excludes Echols, Baldwin & Misskelley


A DNA report filed today with Craighead County Court Judge David Laser in the West Memphis 3 case reveals that new DNA material found on the shoes of murder victim Chris Byers conclusively excludes Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley. The human DNA came from two separate individuals who remain unidentified.

"Bode's testing revealed that the DNA samples from Nos. 1 and 2 are from the same male source, while the DNA sample from No. 3 is from a different male source. Bode's further comparative analysis then also conclusively excluded Echols, Baldwin or Misskelley as the source of any of these new DNA samples."

Bode Technology's Laboratory in Lorton, Virginia, one of the country's leading DNA testing facilities, is still testing hairs found at the crime scene and will soon report its findings. A fiber analysis of shoelaces is still in progress, but green vegetable-like material found in the stomach of Stevie Branch was not preserved. Paper sheets used to dry the victims' clothes which was requested by the defense was not found in the West Memphis Police Department files.

Lorri Davis, wife of Echols and co-founder of Arkansas Take Action, said, "This is further proof that Damien, Jason and Jessie are innocent. They were not at the crime scene and have no connection to these terrible murders. We have now tested a large amount of material and there is no evidence that points to them and much evidence that points to their innocence".
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-FREE THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE-\m/ -l-

GOATWHORE: GOATWHORE TO ENTER STUDIO WITH ERIK RUTAN

Photo by Nathaniel Shannon New Orleans, Louisiana blackened thrash metal warriors GOATWHORE are set to enter the studio to record the bands next effort due for a February 2012 release on METAL BLADE RECORDS.
FROM GOATWHORE: Entering the Studio!
We are entering the studio with Erik Rutan this week to begin recording our follow up to 'Carving Out The Eyes of God'. The new album will be released in February 2012 on Metal Blade Records. Stay tuned for video updates from the studio soon.
GOATWHORE SUMMER/FALL 2011 LIVE RITUALS:
AUG
25
The Brass Mug
The Brass Mug Tampa, FL - 7:00 PM

AUG
26
ALABAMA MUSIC BOX
ALABAMA MUSIC BOX Mobile, AL - 7:00 PM

AUG
27
Head on the Door
Head on the Door Montgomery, GA - 7:00 PM

SEP
9
Siberia
Siberia New Orleans, LA - 7:00 PM

SEP
10
The City Club of Houma
The City Club of Houma Houma, LA - 7:00 PM

SEP
16
Coaster's
Coaster's Ft. Walton Beach, FL. - 7:00 PM

SEP
17
The Handlebar
The Handlebar Pensacola, FL, Florida - 7:00 PM

NOV
18
The Korova
The Korova San Antonio, Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

GORATH: UNLEASH VIDEO FOR " THE SEVEN SEALS"


Belgium based melodic black metal warriors GORATH have unleashed a new video for the track "The Seven Seals" from the bands anticipated new release entitled "Apokálypsis - Unveiling the Age that is not to Come" due to be to be released on Twilight Vertrieb 2011 September 2. Clip recorded and edited by Dave Hannes.
FROM GORATH:
Gorath News: pro videoclip of The Seven Seals will be released during the coming weeks. More news: Twilight Vertrieb/Nuclear Blast will spread 10 000 free samplers on Wacken and other festivals. We're on it - So make sure you check the very last song.
VIDEO BELOW: GORATH "THE SEVEN SEALS":

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

ITP UPDATE: (BACK STRAIN) NOTES FROM THE EXTREME METAL UNDERGROUND, DAMNED IN BLACK WILL BE POSTED BY SATURDAY, ITP REVIEWS THIS WEEKEND

ITP V.011 UPDATE: This may sound silly, but it's true. Do to a physical problem/back strain (repetitive stress injury) I'm going to have to relocate my 'puter (unplug it and move the CPU) to more comfortable work location because my BACK is killing me. I can't imagine spending 2 to three hours writing a CD review typing in this position.
Regarding the metal features and reviews, I'm sorry about the delay, I'm in some pain. DAMNED IN BLACK (BLACK METAL NEWS), NOTES FROM THE EXTREME METAL UNDERGROUND will be posted by Saturday.. ITP REVIEWS (I HOPE!) will be coming up this weekend and next weekend. It's time to get to WORK on ITP V.011, long hours as it will be.
Yes, I said I would do this late last year, and it is officially DONE. ITP's author JUST started an account for this blog on TWITTER. Again, I just started the ITP V.011 TWITTER account last month, so it will take me a while to build a following and to follow others. Keep in mind I'm a NUBIE to TWITTER as I will have an secondary private TWITTER account for myself. I'm digging TWITTER already.
NOTES FROM THE EXTREME METAL UNDERGROUND, DAMNED IN BLACK (BLACK METAL NEWS) will be posted by Saturday and yes, ITP (metal release) REVIEWS starting this weekend.
Please TWEET me your band news and tour dates @ITPV011, send me a bulletin or message to SWORDSANDGRAVES@MYSPACE or add me on MYSPACE, TWITTER or Individual Thought Patterns V.011 on FACEBOOK.
All bands on MYSPACE add me on Theresa Geteles FACEBOOK and I might even start a secondary FACEBOOOK account.
So please, all friends on MYSPACE for SWORDSANDGRAVES, ITP V.011 on FACEBOOK, BLOGGED, BLOGCATALOG and technorati.com follow ITP V.011 on TWITTER.
Follow ITPV011 on Twitter
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-
I'm really sorry about the delay..

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ITP UPDATE: SYNDICATE ISSUES ICEROCKET/BLOG TRACKER CLOSED/DEFUNT


ICEROCKET/BLOG TRACKER ITP V.011 FEED: http://www.icerocket.com/search?tab=blog&fr=h&q=individual+thought+patterns+V.011&x=20&y=13
UPDATE 7/19/2011: 10:14PM EST:
Just found out: Here's the news from BLOG TRACKER (on ICEROCKET)FROM dansanderson.com/blogtracker/: BlogTracker is closed for good. Thanks for your interest!
HERE's MORE PERSPECTIVE ON THE BLOGTRACKER CONTROVERSY FROM THE STEADWELL WEBLOG:
http://steadwell.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/icerocket-meltdown/
JULY 15th, 2011:
Steve I run IceRocket. We are a very small shop and appreciate you using. We had some server issues and we are working to get things back asap.
That being said our main business is our blogs API (paid service) that we license to all sorts of companies. The Blog tracker is a free service that we built for fun a few years ago. B/c it is not paid and we lack resources of a large company, we have to put our paying customers and API business first.

-Blake Rhodes
IceRocket founder
2. Richard Finegan | July 15, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Hey Blake Rhodes! Who the heck do you think your USERS are? Bloggers like Steve D. and me. Bloggers who could just as easily go somewhere else. Your paying customers are presumably hoping to get some traffic for their money. Quit acting like we don’t make any darn difference one way or the other. Just get back online with blog tracker..
Richard Finegan
FROM BUGG O MANIAC:
http://tracker.icerocket.com/ is down from long time. Perhaps icerocket is planning to discontinue this service. Its been long time since we are using the nice tracker feature in ice rocket. But Icerocket team failed to monetize the tracker feature.
FROM BLOG TRACKER/ICE ROCKET:
WARNING: Major failure on 7/12/2011

As you have noticed our service was down for a several days. We had major failure of our hardware and did out best to restore the data. If you cannot login into the system, try to create your account again. Same about your blog. You need to re-add it.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks for your patience. ITP UPDATE: OK, I JUST GOT THE NEWS, (from the search engines, hopefully a reliable source)THAT BLOG TRACKER IS CLOSED, DEFUNT.THE LEAST BLOG TRACKER COULD HAVE DONE IS SENT ALL OF US WITH ACCOUNTS (ON BLOG TRACKER) AND E-MAIL TO LET US KNOW THEY ARE CLOSING.UGH. WHEN AOL/HOMETOWN CLOSED ALL BLOGGERS WERE GIVEN 6 WEEKS NOTICE, AS NO NOTICE WAS GIVEN ABOUT BLOGTRACKER CLOSING. The one pain in the ass annoyance regarding managing this beast of a blog, is dealing with unreliable syndicates. Thankfully, BLOGTRACKER/ICEROCKET is NOT a PRIMARY syndicate to begin with. BTW, I don't really care about my journals ratings, as the ratings aren't all that bad anyway, and through the BLOGSPOT dashboard, I have a good accurate, breakdown of ratings anyway.


Thanks-Theresa Geteles AUTHOR OF INDIVIDUAL THOUGHT PATTERNS V.011
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-MORE on this issue later-\m/ -l-

DIAMOND PLATE: DIAMOND PLATE ANNOUNCE ALBUM RELEASE SHOW AND MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT


Chicago thrash warriors DIAMOND PLATE have announced a CD RELEASE show 8/19/2011 at Reggie's rock club Chicago, Illinois as the bands anticipated new release "GENERATION WHY? will be released by Earache Records on August 9 in the US and August 29 in Europe.
FROM EARACHE RECORDS:
Chicago thrashers DIAMOND PLATE are hosting a record release show and music video shoot for their debut album, "GENERATION WHY?" on August 19. The band will be joined by HIGH SPIRITS, LICH KING, VINDICATOR, and TERROR IN HIS PRESENCE.

The official album release show for the young metal four-piece will be held at Reggie's Rockclub in their hometown of Chicago, and fans are invited to be a part of DIAMOND PLATE'S first music video. Be sure to bring the circle pit and tons of energy to this live show/performance style video for the thrash anthem "At the Mountains of Madness." Shooting begins at 2:00pm and all are welcome to come down to the venue.

"GENERATION WHY? will be released by Earache Records on August 9 in the US and August 29 in Europe.

View the flyer here: http://earacherecords.com/myspace/DP_5x7.jpg

Listen to "At the Mountains of Madness"at http://diamondplateband.com


"GENERATION WHY?" ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

ALL AGES

Friday, August 19
Doors: 5:30pm
Show starts at 6:00pm
$10 advance tickets
$12 day of show

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REGGIE'S ROCK CLUB
2109 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60616

Check out DIAMOND PLATE live on their tour with KITTIE:

Aug 12 - Waterloo, IA - Spicoli's Rock Garden
Aug 13 - Milwaukee, WI - The Basement @ The Rave
Aug 14 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
Aug 16 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Aug 18 - Louisville, KY - Phoenix Hill Tavern
Aug 20 - Battle Creek, MI - Planet Live
Aug 21 - Rockford, IL - Bar Three
Aug 24 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Aug 25 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
Aug 26 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
Aug 27 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Aug 28 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
Aug 30 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
Aug 31 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Sep 01 - Fayetteville, NC - Jesters
Sep 02 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
Sep 03 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
Sep 04 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Sep 06 - New Orleans, LA - The Hanger
Sep 07 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Sep 08 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
Sep 09 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Sep 10 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's
Sep 12 - Farmington, NM - Top Deck
Sep 13 - Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse
Sep 14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Whisky
Sep 15 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Sep 16 - Santa Clara, CA - Avalon
Sep 17 - Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk
Sep 20 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
Sep 21 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater

Get your copy of "GENERATION WHY?"
Amazon
iTunes
Earache Webstore


More DIAMOND PLATE:

http://www.diamondplateband.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/diamondplate1
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/diamondplate1
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/diamondplateofficial
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-