Wednesday, February 29, 2012

CENTRAL ILLINOIS METAL FEST 2012 7/12, 13th and 14th, URBANA, ILLINOIS @ THE CANOPY CLUB CONFIRM MASSACRE, PATHOLOGY, DISGORGE (CA))



Promoters for the 2012 CENTRAL ILLINOIS METAL FEST, set to take place 7/12, 13th and 14th 2012, URBANA, ILLINOIS @ THE CANOPY CLUB have confirmed the festivals lineup.

FROM CENTRAL ILLINOIS METAL FEST PROMOTERS:
Central Illinois Metalfest 2012
July 12th -prefest
July 13 and 14th -festival

@ The Canopy Club
Urbana,Il 61801

18 and over /21 drink w/ ID

Confirmed bands for 2012 are:

MONSTROSITY (FL) (Conquest music /Metalblade Records)
MASSACRE (FL)
SOLSTICE (FL)
GRAVITATION OF BLOOD (WI/IL) (LIVIDITY TRIBUTE)
INTERNAL BLEEDING (NY)
DISGORGE (CA) REUNION (Unique Leader Records)
PATHOLOGY (CA) (Victory Records)
SEVERED SAVIOR (CA) REUNION (Willowtip Records)
DEHUMANIZED (NY)
FUNERUS (PA) (Ibex moon records)
PUTRID PILE (WI) (Sevared Records)
CARDIAC ARREST (IL) (Ibex Moon Records)
SARGON (AZ) (Old Cemetery Records)
FACE OF RUIN (WI)
RADIATION SICKNESS (IN) (Abyss Records)
UNCLEANSED (TX) (Grindethic Records)
FACE OF OBLIVION (MN) (Comatose Music)
THE HORDE (IL) (Stormspell Records)
DYSENTERY (MA) (Comatose Music)
HELLCANNON (NY) (Butchered Records)
VAGINAL BEAR TRAP (TX) (Ossuary Industries)
DEATHCULT (IL) (Razorback Records)
SEXUAL ATROCITIES (WI) Sevared and Get Pissed Stay Pissed Records
THE VILE IMPURITY (IL)
GENOCAUST (AZ) (Ossuary Industries)

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

CEREBRAL BORE: FORCED TO CANCEL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR; CONFIRM NEUROTIC DEATHFEST



Scottish death/grind metal warriors CEREBRAL BORE have been forced to cancel the bands previously announced tour with GOATWHORE and HATE ETERNAL because of VISA issues.

FROM EARACHE RECORDS:
Scottish death metallers CEREBRAL BORE have regrettably been forced to cancel their previously-announced North American tour with GOATWHORE and HATE ETERNAL due to unforeseen circumstances regarding visas.

CEREBRAL BORE aim to return to North America as soon as possible, but have since been added as the final band for this year's Neurotic Deathfest in the Netherlands, joining the likes of CANNIBAL CORPSE, BEHEMOTH, NAPALM DEATH, SUFFOCATION, DECAPITATED and more. The band are scheduled to perform on the main stage this Friday, 2nd March at 7:00pm.

CEREBRAL BORE guitarist PAUL MCGUIRE comments:

"After the countless hours of work we did in order to prepare for the tour, it was a pretty heavy blow to not end up making it... But I'm sure we won't be the last band not to make it on to a tour because of a visa hold up. We have to accept that these things happen sometimes and you can't do anything besides wait.

"We had a lot of things to look forward to on the tour, like a music video shoot in Hollywood, a show at the infamous Whiskey A Go Go club on Sunset Boulevard, our first ever shows in Canada and the chance to play to a bigger and wider number of fans in the US than ever before. But as I say, this visa problem was a one-off hold up, and we WILL be back in the States in the coming months to make up for it!

"So now, after being so lucky as to be offered the famous final slot on the main stage at Neurotic Deathfest in the Netherlands this coming Friday, we get the chance to get on a stage and unleash two weeks worth of pent-up fury caused by the visa problems... Expect absolute warfare and some new material being played for the first time!"

For tickets and more information about the festival, go to http://www.neuroticdeathfest.com

View the Neurotic Deathfest flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/cerebral_ndf12.jpg

CEREBRAL BORE are due to kick off a mini UK tour in a couple of weeks with SUFFOCATION. See them at the following shows:

CEREBRAL BORE w/ SUFFOCATION, CATTLE DECAPITATION, HATE, BLOOD RED THRONE, SEPHIRAH
Mar. 13 - London, UK - The Underworld
Mar. 14 - Derby, UK - The Old Bell
Mar. 15 - Liverpool, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 16 - Dublin, Ireland - The Pint
Mar. 17 - Plymouth, UK - The White Rabbit

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/cb_suffocation_mar12.jpg

CEREBRAL BORE have just released a brand new track, "Horrendous Acts of Iniquity", which was recorded at Foel Studios in Wales with producer CHRIS FIELDING, who also produced the band's debut album, MANIACAL MISCREATION. Get the track now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/wdfQiV

MANIACAL MISCREATION is available now on CD in Europe at http://bit.ly/eO2FYH and in North America at http://bit.ly/jOTneO

The album is also available on iTunes at http://bit.ly/rP2K6Q

Get more CEREBRAL BORE news and info at:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cerebral-bore/192210687462914
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/cerebralbore2
Twitter - http://twitter.com/cerebral_bore
Tumblr - http://cerebralbore.tumblr.com

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

NAPALM DEATH : "Analysis Paralysis" Video Released



British grind core pioneers NAPALM DEATH have unleashed a new video for the track
"Analysis Paralysis" from the bands anticipated new release entitled "UTILITARIAN" unleashed 2/27/2012 on CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.


NAPALM DEATH: "UTILITARIAN" TRACKLISTING:

'Circumspect'
'Errors In The Signals'
'Everyday Pox'
'Protection Racket'
'The Wolf I Feed'
'Quarantined'
'Fall On Their Swords'
'Collision Course'
'Orders Of Magnitude'
'Think Tank Trials'
'Blank Look About Face'
'Leper Colony'
'Nom De Guerre'
'Analysis Paralysis'
'Opposite Repellent'
'A Gag Reflex'
'Aim Without An Aim' (Bonus track)
'Everything In Mono' (Bonus track

VIDEO BELOW: NAPALM DEATH: "Analysis Paralysis":


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

THE HAUNTED: VOCALIST PETER DOLVING QUITS




PETER DOLVING, vocalist of Swedish thrash metal warriors THE HAUNTED has officially QUIT the band. DOLVING will continue to work on other musical projects.

FROM PETER DOLVING:
I am officially quitting The Haunted. After years of working with the band, I am out. I have had it. I will NOT answer questions to why. It's no one elses business. Thank you very much. I am looking forward to seeing you people at other shows with other projects.

FROM THE HAUNTED:
BREAKING NEWS: Peter leaves The Haunted

Peter has decided to leave The Haunted permanently.
We don't have any more news or info for you regarding this at the moment,
but stay tuned for future updates...

We just wanted to put and end to all the rumors out there

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

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

ITP V.012 UPDATE: 'PUTER PROBLEMS, METAL FEATURES POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT WEEK


ITP V.012 UPDATE: Uggh, everything that could possibly go wrong, HAS gone wrong. Considering technical problems with ITP's author's computer (I'm using a different 'puter with not much time) ITP V.012's METAL NEWS FEATURES (NOTES FROM THE EXTREME METAL UNDERGROUND, DAMNED IN BLACK (BLACK METAL NEWS), HUMANITY IS DOOMED (DOOM METAL NEWS) has been POSTPONED until MARCH 2012.

No worries, ITP's author seems to get more done with structure anyway, as I'll have to be as organized as possible with the metal news features. So ITP V.012 NOTES FROM THE EXTREME METAL UNDERGROUND PART ONE will be posted around 3/9, 10th or 11th, with other news features a week apart. ITP V.012 METAL NEWS FEATURES will be posted quarterly to avoid redundancy.

However, ITP V.012 METAL REVIEWS will be postponed until SPRING/SUMMER 2012.

Otherwise, ITP V.012 will keep it METAL and BRUTAL and continue to be ACTIVE with extreme metal news, ITP V.012 UNCOVERED, ITP V.012 THE ART OF DANCE (will be posted this SATURDAY)..

ITP V.012 REVISED SCHEDULE: (*DON'T HOLD ME TO THIS SCHEDULE, I'M PRETTY BUSY THIS WEEK WITH IMPORTANT MATTERS)




MONDAY: 3/9-11/2012: ITP V.012 NOTES FROM THE EXTREME METAL UNDERGROUND (2012 INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES)



MARCH 2012: ITP V.012 DAMNED IN BLACK (BLACK METAL NEWS-(2012 INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES)


MARCH 2012: ITP V.012 HUMANITY IS DOOMED (DOOM METAL NEWS-2012 INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES), ITP V.012 RE RATE PART 2 (2011), and ITP BEST OV 2011 (MAYBE) IN EARLY MARCH. MAYBE, IF I HAVE TIME..


Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-SORRY ABOUT THIS-\m/ -l-

MALTA DOOM FEST 11/2-3, 2012: CONFIRMS SEMLAH and COUNT RAVEN



Promoters for the 2012 MALTA DOOM FEST, set to take place 11/2/03, 2012 MALTA (city and venue TBA) have confirmed doom acts SEMLAH and COUNT RAVEN.

FROM MALTA DOOM FEST: Now confirmed for the next MDM - true doom cometh in the form of none other than SEMLAH from Sweden, featuring Tommy "Wilbur" Erikson from doom legends COUNT RAVEN and bringing you some of the heaviest doom tunes in the scene at present as evidenced by their godly self-titled album released on Germany's cyclone empire records.
After the huge success of the past three editions of the Malta Doom Metal festival we are making the requisite preparations to ensure another worthy edition of MDM on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2012 celebrating doom metal and its diverse shades and hues with the best the genre has to offer both locally and moreover internationally. It is our resolve to continue to build this festival and ensure that Malta is the No 1 destination for doom and related genres in Southern Europe!

The billing so far:

DAWN OF WINTER (GERMANY)
FOREST STREAM (RUSSIA)
SLIT (MALTA) special sludge show
HOODED PRIEST (NETHERLANDS)
SORCERER (SWEDEN)
IRON VOID (ENGLAND)
OBLIQUE VISIONS (MALTA)
MORTALICUM (SWEDEN)
GRIFFIN DEVICE (MALTA)
THE BLACK (ITALY)
SEMLAH (SWEDEN)

more bands to be announced shortly!

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

KING's X: NORTH AMERICAN TOUR CANCELLED



U.S. alternative metal warriors KING's X have cancelled the bands scheduled North American tour as drummer JERRY GASKILL has suffered a heart attack and remains in Intensive Care.. KING's X are celebrating the bands 20th anniversary of the bands self titled debut on ATLANTIC RECORDS this year.

FROM KING's X:
We are sorry to confirm that Jerry Gaskill suffered a heart attack in the late Saturday night/ early Sunday morning hours. He has been on a ventilator since. However, there are some positive signs concerning his recovery. Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming support and well wishes. We'll let you know more info soon.
In light of Jerry's sudden hospitalization, all previously announced North American tour dates for KING'S X have been cancelled. Jerry will be taking the time to recover back to full health so that he can hopefully join the band behind the drums at some point in the future.

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-FEEL BETTER JERRY!
\m/ -l-

SUFFOCATION: CONFIRMS SPLIT WITH MIKE SMITH



Long Island, New York (NYDM) legends SUFFOCATION have officially CONFIRMED the bands split with drummer MIKE SMITH. SUFFOCATION have tapped DAVE CULROSS behind the skins as CULROSS has recorded and performed on the bands classic release "Despise The Sun" in the 90's. SUFFOCATION are due for a new release on NUCLEAR BLAST fall of 2012.


FROM HITKILLER.COM:
HitKiller.com: It's been a sad surprise for everyone to hear the news about the split-up within the band. We've had a chance to hear Mike speaking his truth and his opinion of what's going on. How would you comment on the current situation? What do you think was the main reason of this sudden breakup?

Answer: We want to keep this respectful, so without going into much detail, Mike and the rest of us had serious differences of opinions. Mike did formally resign from the band, and he has since been replaced with Dave Culross who had played and recorded on "Despise The Sun".

HitKiller.com: There is Bill Robinson [DECREPIT BIRTH vocalist] and Dave Culross to fill the vacant spaces within your lineup during the Eastern leg of the tour. Why did you choose these guys? Was it difficult anyhow to persuade them to come with you ('cause you know there might be kind of negative reaction from the fans who think SUFFO is impossible without Frank [Mullen, vocals] and Mike)? And how much time do you think they'll need to learn the songs? Do you think they can become SUFFOCATION regular members in future (Dave once again in his life)?

Answer: Dave is a permanent member now. Bill is just filling in for Frank on this run only due to the fact that Frank has responsibilities to his job and family. However, Frank will be performing at Neurotic Deathfest with us. As the saying goes, the show must go on for our fans and we will not disappoint! We would like to thank Bill for performing with us on this run to come. But other then that, nothing has changed.

HitKiller.com: How do you see the future of the band? What variant do you think is most possible: 1) The band splits up once again; 2) you're solving the conflict and get all together back; 3) SUFFOCATION continues with the new lineup. What are you going do after this difficult tour is over?

Answer: For all the people who think the band is splitting up, it's NOT, except for the one change we already mentioned above. As far as our next move, the new CD is in the pre-production stage and it kills! We would say some of the best material to date. The band right now as a whole can't wait to get this out to our fans.

HitKiller.com: What will probably happen with the album you've been working on lately? As far as I know a lot of stuff is recorded already and... Will it actually be out?

Answer: Yes, it is scheduled to be released on Nuclear Blast in the fall of 2012.


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

Monday, February 27, 2012

KINGS's X: DRUMMER JERRY GASKILL SUFFERS HEART ATTACK RECOVERING



U.S. based alternative/hard rock veterans KINGS's X have reported drummer JERRY GASKILL has suffered a heart attack (2/25/2012) as Jerry is currently recovering.

FROM DOUNG PINNICK (KING's X):
Jerry had a heart attack last night. He was operated on and is in stable condition at the hospital. Were all waiting for more info. I will keep you posted.

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-FEEL BETTER-JERRY-\m/ -l-

EVOKEN: POST STUDIO UPDATE


New Jersey, USA funeral doom pioneers EVOKEN have posted this studio update as the band will unleash a new offering spring of 2012 on PROFOUND LORE RECORDS..


FROM EVOKEN:
Evoken are currently recording their new album. About 4 more studio sessions are still left before the album is complete. It's due out on Profound Lore worldwide and should be released sometime this Spring. The album's title is to be announced.

Plans to tour in support of the album will be in the works as well; both US and Europe. One of the new songs they'll be debuting at their upcoming shows with Behemoth, Watain, The Devil's Blood and In Solitude. Hopefully 2012 will be a busy year for Evoken. Ideally, they would like to hit some of the upcoming Summer festivals in Europe while touring.

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

Sunday, February 26, 2012

ITP V.012 UPDATE: METAL NEWS FEATURES (NOTES FROM THE EXTREME METAL UNDERGROUND, DAMNED IN BLACK) WILL BE POSTED MONDAY AND TUESDAY


ITP V.012 UPDATE: ITP's author, while very busy with important personal business will try (and DON'T hold me to it) squeeze in two metal news features: NOTES FROM THE EXTREME METAL UNDERGROUND V.012 PART ONE, and DAMNED IN BLACK (BLACK METAL NEWS) V.012 PART ONE.

ITP V.012 REVISED SCHEDULE: (*DON'T HOLD ME TO THIS SCHEDULE, I'M PRETTY BUSY THIS WEEK WITH IMPORTANT MATTERS)




MONDAY: 2/27/2012: ITP V.012 NOTES FROM THE EXTREME METAL UNDERGROUND (2012 INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES)



TUESDAY: 02/28/2012: ITP V.012 DAMNED IN BLACK (BLACK METAL NEWS-(2012 INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES)


ITP V.012 HUMANITY IS DOOMED (DOOM METAL NEWS-2012 INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES), ITP V.012 RE RATE PART 2 (2011), and ITP BEST OV 2011 MAYBE IN EARLY MARCH. MAYBE, IF I HAVE TIME..

ITP V.012 REVIEWS MAYBE IN MARCH, POSTPONED FOR NOW, LACK OF TIME:
ITP V.012 REVIEW: ELUVEITIE: HELVETIOS

ITP V.012 REVIEW: ABORTED: GLOBAL FLATLINE

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

THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR 2012: VEIL OF MAYA CONFIRMED




Promoters for the 2012 SUMMER SLAUGHTER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR have confirmed metal core warriors VEIL OF MAYA. VEIL OF MAYA are set to release a new offering entitled "Eclipse" 2/28/2012 on SUMERIAN RECORDS. The 2012 SUMMER SLAUGHTER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR will feature CANNIBAL CORPSE, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, THE FACELESS, EXHUMED, GOATWHORE and many more extreme metal and metal core acts.

FROM THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER 2012 TOUR PROMOTERS:
The rumors are true... we are letting you know a few days early! Preview the new VEIL OF MAYA album "Eclipse" right here - available 2.28.12

VIDEO BELOW: VEIL OF MAYA: ECLIPSE FULL ALBUM PREVIEW:



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

VALKIRIA: TRACKLIST AND COVER ART "'Here The Day Comes" REVEALED



Gothic doom metal warriors VALKIRIA have set a 4/16/2012 release date for the bands latest offering entitled 'Here The Day Comes' due to be unleashed on BACKERTEAM RECORDS.

FROM VALKIRIA:
Gothic/Doom metallers Valkiria have revealed the cover artwork and tracklist of their new album 'Here The Day Comes', out April 16th, 2012 on Bakerteam Records.

1. Dawn
2. Sunrise
3. Morning
4. Afternoon
5. Sunset
6. Evening
7. Night
A dark journey between life and death, ‘Here The Day Comes’ features Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre) on drums, adding a deeper edge to the dreamy and melancholic feeling that pervades each one of these seven gems. The album was recorded at Outer Sound Studios in Rome, Italy, by Giuseppe Orlando himself and has been mastered by Jens Bogren (Paradise Lost, Opeth, Katatonia) at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden. Follow www.valkiria.it

for more news.

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

COLLAPSE: SUING TERRORIZER and (RECORD LABEL) SEASON OF MIST OVER PLAGIARISM



(PICS ABOVE: LEFT: TERRORIZER: "Hordes Of Zombies" CD COVER ART-RIGHT: COLLAPSE: "Sustainability" CD COVER ART)


It has been confirmed through LAMBGOAT that FORWARD REGRESSION RECORDS and an extreme metal band on the labels roster COLLAPSE (New Glasgow, NS, CANADA) are suing grind core legends TERRORIZER (featuring PETE SANDOVAL, DAVID VINCENT of MORBID ANGEL and KATINA CULTURE of RESISTANT CULTURE) over alleged plagiarism of a particular song and album cover art. COLLAPSE and FORWARD REGRESSION RECORDS are suing on the issue of the cover art of TERRORIZER's latest release "Hordes Of Zombies" unleashed 2/24/2012 on SEASON OF MIST and plagiarism of the song “Subterfuge” and alleged similarities to the COLLAPSE tune “Mechanisms of Oppression".

FROM FORWARD REGRESSION RECORDS:
“It is our opinion that in the song Terrorizer ‘Subterfuge’ one of the main guitar riffs starting at appx. 0:28 Seconds until 0:45 Seconds and again later in the song are lifted directly from the song Collapse – Mechanisms of Oppression at appx 1:48 in the song. Our song was released in 2008 and re-recorded and released again in August 2011.
As well, the cover artwork for the album resembles our album Collapse – Sustainability. With the Moon in background, with destroyed buildings, and destroyed automobile in the foreground. This will be used in our lawsuit to prove in our opinion that they have blatantly copied our material. If this were a publicity stunt, it is Season of Mist and Terrorizer not Collapse and Forward Regression who are creating the controversy. By copying our album art and lifting riffs directly off our album.”
The merit of the lawsuit will be up to the Supreme Civil Court to decide, that's where we are taking it. We'll let them hear the songs and then let them decide at the hearings if our song has been plagiarized or not."



THANKS TO LAMBGOAT and METALINSIDER

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

Saturday, February 25, 2012

NACHTMYSTIUM: POST STUDIO UPDATE



Chicago, Illinois black metal warriors NACHTMYSTIUM have posted this studio update.

FROM NACHTMYSTIUM:
Nachtmystium is in the studio! We're in the middle of our fifth day of tracking. Just completing the drums today for our new full-length album, "Silencing Machine", to be released on Century Media Records worldwide on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012. (It will be available on CD / LP / digital) More details about the release as we draw nearer to the release date. We will also be announcing the official tour dates for our upcoming U.S. midwest mini-tour with KRIEG and MURMUR beginning on July 25th. We will be headlining the first of two nights at the annual underground black metal festival, The Gathering Of Shadows, out in Colorado. The festival dates are July 27th and July 28th. We will headline the night of the 27th, and then we will be playing a headlining show in Denver with the full tour package + local support on Sunday, July 29th. Venue and ticketing details will be announced when we release the details for the entire tour sometime next week.


Nachtmystium's first South By South West showcase announcement!! This is one of 4-5 shows we will be playing at this years South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX! See below for details and thanks to the crew at metalsucks.net for putting this together and having us!


NACHTMYSTIUM 2012 TOUR DATES (MORE DATES TBA):
Mar 19 Queen City Hall Dallas, TX
Apr 13 Roadburn Festival Tilburg, Netherlands
Apr 17 Werkstatt Köln Cologne, Germany
Apr 18 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg Ludwigsburg, Germany
Apr 19 Glazart Paris, France
Apr 20 Bastard Club Osnabrück, Germany
Apr 21 East Club Bischofswerda, Germany
Apr 22 Modrá Vopice Prague, Czech Republic
Apr 23 Szene Wien Bezirk Simmering, Austria
Apr 24 Circolo Onirica Parma, Italy
Apr 25 Backstage Halle Munich, Germany
Apr 26 Berhein Berlin, Germany
Apr 27 Zaal Romejin Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Apr 28 Biebob Vosselaar, Belgium
Apr 29 Baroeg Rotterdam, Netherlands

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

LIFELOVER: NATTDAL's OFFICIAL CAUSE OF DEATH ANNOUNCED




Swedish DSBM (Depressive, Suicidal, Black Metal) warriors LIFELOVER have announced mainman "B"'s (NATTDAL-Jonas Bergqvis) official cause of death.
Jonas Bergqvis, mainman of LIFELOVER and WOUNDISM passed away 9/9/2011 as LIFELOVER disbanded shortly after Bergqvis's passing.


FROM LIFELOVER:
I feel it's time to tell the world what we know.
The autopsy report took a very long time and we still don't know exactly everything since we only got a provisional report.
Anyhow, for this to make more sense you need to know that Jonas suffered from General Anxiety Disorder which means that he had constant anxiety and had very heavy medication due to that.

Jonas died from poisoning and overdose. We don't know of what exactly.
We believe that since the body adjust to medication he took higher and higher doses and that he perhaps took a pill or two too much. The body also get worse at handling the medicines over time so the "normal dose" can be deadly if you take it for too many years.

Jonas got his first Benzodiazepine when he was only 18 and got stronger and stronger medication over the years.

This is our (the family's) theory.

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ R.I.P Jonas Bergqvis

PANTERA: VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER – 20 YEARS LATER -CD/DVD Set Available May 15



Texas "Cowboys From Hell" thrash metal legends PANTERA shall unleash a 20 year anniversary retrospective/ re issue of the bands classic and influential release
"Vulgar Display Of Power" (DOUBLE CD/DVD) 5/15/2012 on RHINO RECORDS.

FROM PANTERA:
Vulgar Display Of Power 20th Anniversary release will have a previously unreleased song and previously unreleased live video coverage of 1992 Monsters Of Rock! Available May 15, 2012.

VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER – 20 YEARS LATER

Pantera Honors The 20th Anniversary Of Vulgar Display Of Power
With Two-Disc Deluxe Edition Featuring Previously Lost Studio Recording “Piss”
And Unreleased Live Video From The 1992 Monsters Of Rock Concert In Italy

CD/DVD Set Available May 15 From Rhino

LOS ANGELES – February 25 marked the 20-year anniversary for Pantera’s Vulgar Display of Power, a landmark album widely acknowledged as one of metal’s most enduring and influential masterworks. Recorded by singer Philip Anselmo, guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, bassist Rex Brown and drummer Vinnie Paul, the album has been certified double platinum by the RIAA and features several of the group’s most iconic songs including “Walk,” “Mouth For War,” “This Love,” and “Fucking Hostile.”

To celebrate, Rhino channels the album’s relentless blitzkrieg of musical aggression onto a two-disc Deluxe Edition. The CD includes the original album remastered and “Piss,” a recently discovered unreleased track from the recording sessions. The DVD contains an unreleased live performance filmed in Italy in September of 1992 plus the three official music videos from the album.

Due out May 15, 2012 from Rhino, the CD/DVD set will be available at retail outlets, including www.pantera.com and www.rhino.com, for a suggested list price of $19.98. A version of the release will also be available digitally.

The collection features the debut of “Piss,” an incendiary blast of vintage Pantera from the original recording sessions. It remained lost until Vinnie Paul rediscovered the track while going through the band’s vault.

Along with the unreleased song, VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER (DELUXE EDITION) also features unreleased video of the quartet performing six songs at the Monsters Of Rock show in Reggio Emilia, Italy on September 12, 1992. The set list draws almost exclusively from Vulgar (“This Love,” “Rise” “Mouth For War”), but also includes the title track from their previous album, Cowboys From Hell, and a melding of Vulgar’s “Hollow” and Cowboys’ “Domination,” which was a live staple of the band. Video of Pantera performing live during this era is extremely rare, making the DVD one of the few ways to see them in their prime.

VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER (DELUXE EDITION)
Track Listing

CD

“Mouth For War”
“A New Level”
“Walk”
“Fucking Hostile”
“This Love”
“Rise”
“No Good (Attack The Radical)”
“Live In A Hole”
“Regular People (Conceit)”
“By Demons Be Driven”
“Hollow”
“Piss” – Previously Unreleased
DVD
“Mouth For War” – Live In Italy
“Domination/Hollow” – Live In Italy
“Rise” – Live In Italy
“This Love” – Live In Italy
“Cowboys From Hell” – Live In Italy
“Mouth For War” – Video
“This Love” – Video
“Walk” – Video




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

Friday, February 24, 2012

DEICIDE: UNLEASH CLAYMATION VIDEO FOR "CONVICTION"




Florida, USA death metal legends DEICIDE have unleashed a new video for the track "Conviction" off of the bands latest release "To Hell With God" (2011). DEICIDE's video for "Conviction" features claymation..



DEICIDE WINTER/SPRING 2012 TOUR DATES. (*WINTER 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, JUNGLE ROT and LECHEROUS NOCTURNE):

Feb 28 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Mar 01 Jaxx Nightclub Springfield, VA
Mar 02 Reverb Reading, PA
Mar 03 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
Mar 04 Foufounes Montreal, Canada
Mar 05 Imperial de Quebec Quebec City, Canada
Mar 06 The Opera House Toronto, Canada
Mar 07 Montage Music Hall Rochester, NY
Mar 08 Peabody's Cleveland, OH
Mar 09 BLONDIES Detroit, MI
Mar 10 Reggie's Rock Club Chicago, IL
Mar 12 The Osbourne Village Winnipeg, Canada
Mar 13 The Exchange Regina, Canada
Mar 14 Starlite Edmonton, Canada
Mar 15 Dickens Calgary, Canada
Mar 16 Rutland Centennial Hall Kelowna, Canada
Mar 17 The Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, Canada
Mar 18 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Mar 19 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Mar 20 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
Mar 21 House of Blues Sunset Strip West Hollywood, CA
Mar 22 The Clubhouse Tempe, AZ
Mar 23 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 24 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
Mar 26 Trees Dallas, TX
Mar 27 Emo's East Austin, TX
Mar 28 The Hangar New Orleans, LA
Mar 29 Firestone Live Orlando, FL
Aug 09 Catton Hall Catton, United Kingdom
Aug 10 Brutal Assault Festival Josefov, Czech Republic
Aug 11 Brutal Assault Festival Josefov, Czech Republic


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

GOATWHORE: ANNOUNCE SPRING 2012 EUROPEAN TOUR WITH 3 INCHES OF BLOOD



New Orleans blackened/thrash metal warriors GOATWHORE have announced a spring 2012 European tour with Canadian thrash warriors 3 INCHES OF BLOOD.

FROM GOATWHORE:
GOATWHORE joins forces with 3 INCHES OF BLOOD for the Long Live Heavy Metal European Tour 2012!




"Blood for the Master" is available everywhere now; second studio video is now live


Agoura Hills, CA - February 24th, 2012 - New Orleans, LA natives, GOATWHORE, are continuing their worldwide campaign in support of their latest effort, Blood for the Master, this May with a tour across Europe. They'll be joining forces with 3 Inches of Blood, Angelus Apatrida and Havok. The tour begins in May and all dates can be seen below. All of GOATWHORE's current tour dates are available on the band's facebook page HERE.


In other news, the second studio video for GOATWHORE's recording sessions at Mana Recording studios with Erik Rutan has been made available. The video can be seen HERE and includes some guitar and bass tracking, as well as some of the gear used to record the album.


GOATWHORE debuted on Billboard Magazine's Top 200 Current Albums chart coming in at #171 with their latest release Blood for the Master, which sold over 3,100 copies in its first week. Blood for the Master, which just hit streets on February 14, also debuted on the following Billboard charts: #4 on the Heatseeker (New Artist) chart, #12 on the Current Hard Music chart, #21 on the Hard Music Chart (overall**), and #31 on Top Independent Albums chart and hit iTunes Rock chart at #19*. Blood for the Master also hit charts in Canada coming in at #142 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart, #18 on the Hard Chart, #1 on iTunes Metal*, #17 iTunes Rock*, and #152 iTunes Top 200*. (*iTunes numbers from street date - **chart includes catalog)


GOATWHORE and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD
Long Live Heavy Metal European Tour
Presented by Rock Hard and Terrorizer
w/ Angelus Apatrida and Havok
05.05.12 Germany Essen @ Turock
06.05.12 Holland Rotterdam @ Baroeg
07.05.12 UK Nottingham @ The Rescue Rooms
08.05.12 UK Aberdeen @ The Tunnels
09.05.12 UK Manchester @ Moho
10.05.12 North Ireland Belfast @ Limelight
11.05.12 Ireland Dublin @ The Pint
12.05.12 UK Plymouth @ White Rabbit
13.05.12 UK London @ Underworld
14.05.12 Belgium Antwerp @ Trix
15.05.12 Germany Stuttgart @ 1210
16.05.12 Switzerland Winterthur @ Gaswerk
17.05.12 Germany München @ Feierwerk
18.05.12 Italy Massa @ Swamp Club
19.05.12 Italy Misano Adriatico (RN) @ Boulevard Club
20.05.12 Austria Wien @ Viper Room
21.05.12 Slovenia Ljubljana @ Gala Hala
22.05.12 Czech Rep Prague @ Hoodoo Club
23.05.12 Germany Dresden @ Chemiefabrik
24.05.12 Germany Hamburg @ Markthalle
25.05.12 Denmark Copenhagen @ Pumpehuset
26.05.12 Germany Berlin @ K17


http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666
http://twitter.com/GoatwhoreNOLA
http://www.Goatwhore.net
http://www.myspace.com/Goatwhore


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

Thursday, February 23, 2012

ITP V.012 SOCIAL JUSTICE: GAY MARRIAGES/MARRIAGE EQUALITY LEGAL IN MARYLAND



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ITP V.012 EDITORS NOTE: Congrats Maryland, as it is AWESOME to see this social change in my lifetime.

Maryland State Senate has just passed a bill to legalize same sex marriages.
If the bill is signed, Maryland will be the eighth state to allow same-sex marriage. However, in New Jersey, USA, Governor Christie vetoed the marriage equality bill, as the bill WON in New Jersey State Senate.

FROM CNN.COM:
The Maryland Senate voted Thursday evening to legalize same-sex marriage, the latest sign of growing national recognition of such unions among gay and lesbian couples.
Gov. Martin O'Malley has pledged to sign the bill into law, which was approved last week by the House of Delegates.
"All children deserve the opportunity to live in a loving, caring, committed, and stable home, protected equally under the law," O'Malley said in a statement after the vote.
The Maryland vote comes less than two weeks after Washington legislators voted to legalize same-sex marriage. That measure will take effect in the summer if it survives a likely court challenge.
Six states and the District of Columbia already issue same-sex marriage licenses -- Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Five states -- Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey and Rhode Island -- allow civil unions that provide rights similar to marriage.
New Jersey lawmakers approved same-sex marriage this month, but Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the legislation. He has said voters should decide the issue in a statewide referendum.
Voters in Minnesota and North Carolina, meanwhile, will consider proposals in November to ban gay marriage in those states. New Hampshire lawmakers may also consider a repeal of its same-sex marriage law, according to the National Organization for Marriage, which opposes same-sex marriage. Lawsuits seeking to expand civil unions or turn back laws banning same-sex marriages are working through the courts in at least 12 states, including Hawaii, Minnesota and California, the organization said.
The flurry of activity is a stark change from two decades ago, when the issue of same-sex marriage first gained national attention. Just a decade ago, no states allowed such unions.
In 1996, when Congress defined marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, 68% of Americans opposed same-sex marriage, with just 27% in favor, according to polling by Gallup. By May 2011, the lines had crossed, with 53% of Americans in favor and 45% opposed, according to the organization.
In November, the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press reported a more divided public -- 46% in favor of same-sex marriages and 44% opposed. But Pew also said the uptick in support seems to be gaining steam, having jumped 9 percentage points in two years.
The shifting attitudes have emboldened proponents of same-sex marriage.
"There's no question that with so many Americans having changed their minds and opened their hearts as they've heard the stories of real couples and thought about why marriage matters, we now have tremendous momentum towards ending marriage discrimination," said Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry, which favors recognizing a right to marriage for gay couples.
"We could see a nationwide victory as soon as one to two years. It could also take as much as 10 years."
Opponents disagree.
Citing the 31 states in which voters have approved measures defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown said he doesn't believe polls saying that a majority of Americans now support same-sex marriage.
"The reality is that in these 31 states, everywhere we've had a vote, is that voters have said they believe marriage is an institution between a man and a woman," Brown said.
Same-sex marriage became a national issue in 1993, after the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that a ban on same-sex marriages violated the state constitution.
Legislation was introduced recently to allow same-sex marriages in Illinois, and bills from 2011 remain technically active in Hawaii and Minnesota, said Jack Tweedie of the National Council of State Legislatures. It's unclear whether any will see significant action, he said.
An effort is also underway to put a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage on the November ballot in Maine, where voters previously overturned a 2009 state law authorizing same-sex marriage.
In California, meanwhile, a federal appeals court recently ruled against a voter-passed referendum that outlawed same-sex marriage. It said such a ban was unconstitutional and singled out gays and lesbians for discrimination. The case appears to be eventually headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Brown said Democratic legislatures -- not voters -- have been behind most of the recent action on same-sex marriage. Upcoming ballot initiatives will give voters an opportunity to refute the polling, and Brown says they will.
"What you will see is that there will be a vote in states representing all the different regions of this country and people are going to have the chance to say, emphatically, 'No'," Brown said.


FROM HRC (HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN):
The Maryland State Senate has just approved marriage equality legislation introduced by Gov. Martin O’Malley. The House of Delegates approved the legislation in a historic vote last Friday. Governor O’Malley is expected to sign the bill.

The Civil Marriage Protection Act allows committed gay and lesbian couples to obtain a marriage license while providing religious exemptions for churches and other religious institutions. Clergy, for example, do not have to perform any marriage they do not agree with.

Virtually any piece of legislation, according to Maryland law, can be subject to a referendum where voters cast a ballot supporting or opposing the legislation. Opponents of marriage equality are expected to begin obtaining the requisite signatures necessary to refer the Civil Marriage Protection Act to the general election ballot.

A January poll by the Washington Post indicated a majority of Marylanders support marriage equality.

The Human Rights Campaign committed extensive resources to the legislative effort in the Free State, including helping to create Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the broad-based coalition made up of labor, faith, civil liberties, and LGBT organizations. Learn more about HRC’s engagement in the fight for marriage equality in Maryland.

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

ORIGIN: ANNOUNCE SPRING 2012 U.S. TOUR WITH CATTLE DECAPITATION, DECREPIT BIRTH, RINGS OF SATURN, ABORTED and BATTLECROSS



Topeka, Kansas, USA technical death metal warriors ORIGIN have announced a spring 2012 U.S. tour with CATTLE DECAPITATION, DECREPIT BIRTH, ABORTED, RINGS OF SATURN and BATTLECROSS.


FROM ORIGIN:
Genre defining technical death metal giants, ORIGIN, will tour the United States this April/May on an epic headlining run that will bring together some of today’s best brutal bands. Groups like spastic-vegetarian-gore-grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION, psychedelically influenced tech-deathsters DECREPIT BIRTH, groove laden death-gore mongers ABORTED, and underground buzz band sensations RINGS OF SATURN and BATTLECROSS.

Commented gentlemen drummer/wordsmith John Longstreth of ORIGIN:

"Hey ladies n' germs, it's Longstreth of ORIGIN here with a little dirt on what we currently have on the table. We're calling it OCCUPATION DOMINATION 2012. Simply put, it’s the most brutal death metal tour package of the spring and it’s starting up in the end of April and running all the way through till the end of May.

This tour is for fans of the extreme, blast beat driven, face melting, skull crushing, type of DEATH METAL that parents and young children are still afraid of. In addition to ORIGIN, we have CATTLE DECAPITATION, ABORTED, DECREPIT BIRTH, and new comers RINGS OF SATURN and BATTLECROSS coming through your town to lay waste to your local music venues.

It would be appropriate to consider these shows more endurance tests than metal concerts. Come out and treat yourself to death metal boot camp this spring to ensure yourself that you will be in top shape for the next ‘progressive’ core band or washed up ‘old school death metal’ fest tour that will be sure to roll through the states soon after. Cheers and see you there!"

OCCUPATION DOMINATION 2012
ORIGIN, CATTLE DECAPITION, DECREPIT BIRTH, ABORTED, RINGS OF SATURN, BATTLECROSS

04/20/12 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
04/21/12 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
04/22/12 Championship Bar (at Backstage) – Trenton, NJ
04/23/12 Railroad Tavern – Keene, NH
04/24/12 Club Europa – Brooklyn, NY
04/26/12 Brass Rail – Peoria, IL
04/27/12 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
04/28/12 Camelot Arena – Portage, IN
04/29/12 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
05/02/12 El Rey Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
05/04/12 Ruby Room – San Diego, CA
05/05/12 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
05/06/12 The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
05/07/12 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
05/08/12 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
05/09/12 Plea For Peace Center – Stockton, CA
05/10/12 The Alley – Sparks, NV
05/11/12 Branx – Portland, OR
05/12/12 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
05/13/12 The Venue – Boise, ID
05/16/12 The Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
05/18/12 The Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS


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

BEHEMOTH: NERGAL ISSUES UPDATE




Polish blackened death metal warriors BEHEMOTH have issued this update as the band is currently on a European tour. BEHEMOTH will embark on the 2012 DECIBEL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR APRIL of 2012.

FROM BEHEMOTH:
Behemoth nominated for Revolver Golden Gods Award; Decibel Magazine Tour starts April 11th

Behemoth is twelve shows into their European tour now alongside with Cannibal Corpse, Legion Of The Damned, Misery Index, Suicide Silence and Nexus Inferi. Nergal has just sent us his thoughts on shows Behemoth have played so far…

"We are in the middle of this tour and on behalf of the band I must state that's probably the best European run we've done ever! And it's not just courtesy but a fact. Never seen European venues so crowded and enthusiastically reacting to our show. I know, we've been away for a while, the band's future was a big question mark and if you ask me, I have to say I was seriously worried If I can pull it off at all. Now I can finally admit: Fuck yes! I can still get my ass on stage and give my blood, sweat and heart to the people who truly deserve that. These "return" shows have some transcendental touch to it and I can't get rid of the feeling, it's a new life injected in band's veins. I am proud. Of my band, myself and all the fans coming to the shows. Thank you. Stay strong and see you soon!"

In other news, Behemoth has been nominated for "Best International Band" at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards, presented by Epiphone. Behemoth is up against Lacuna Coil, Rammstein, Sepultura, Meshuggah and X Japan. The polls are now open and fans can vote for their favorites in each category at GOLDENGODSAWARDS.COM. Tickets are on sale now on ticketmaster.com for the live concert/awards show that will take place on April 11th at Club Nokia in LA. The event will also be broadcast live in its entirety on Xbox LIVE!

Behemoth's remaining shows in Europe as well as the upcoming Decibel Magazine tour are listed below.

BEHEMOTH
Full Of Hate Tour 2012 w/ CANNIBAL CORPSE, Legion Of The Damned, Misery Index, Suicidal Angels
02/23 Prague, CZ KD Vltavska
02/24 Linz, AT Posthof
02/25 Geiselwind, DE Music Hall
02/27 Stockholm, SE Munchenbryggeriet
02/28 Gothenburg, SE Traedgarn
02/29 Aarhus, DK Voxhall
03/01 Berlin, DE Postbahnhof
03/02 Leipzig, DE Hellraiser
03/03 Giessen, DE Hessenhalle|
03/04 Tilburg, NL O13 “Neurotic Deathfest”
End of tour
Decibel Magazine Tour w/ Watain, THE DEVILS BLOOD, IN SOLITUDE
04/11 Columbus, OH The Brewmasters Gate
04/12 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
04/13 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
04/14 St Paul, MN Station 4
04/16 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
04/17 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall|
04/18 Salt Lake City, UT Grand Room @ The Complex
04/20 Seattle, WA El Corazon
04/21 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
04/22 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
04/23 San Francisco, CA Slim's
04/25 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
04/26 Mesa, AZ Nile Theater
04/27 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
04/28 Oklahoma City, OK The Diamond Ballroom w/ Cannibal Corpse, Exhumed
04/29 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
05/01 Tampa, FL Orpheum Theatre
05/02 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
05/04 Charlotte, NC Amos Southbend
05/05 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Live
05/06 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
05/08 Toronto, ON Opera House
05/09 Montreal, QC Club Soda
05/10 Quebec City, QC Imperial De Quebec
05/11 Worcester, MA The Palladium
05/12 New York, NY Irving Plaza


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

FEAR FACTORY: ANNOUNCE AMERICAN TOUR DATES (*FULL TOUR DATES)




California, USA Industrial/Nu Metal veterans FEAR FACTORY have announced a spring 2012 U.S. TOUR with SHADOWS FALL, THE BROWNING, DEVASTATED and LEGACY OF DISORDER. FEAR FACTORY shall unleash the bands new studio effort entitled "The Industrialist" in 2012 release date TBA. FULL TOUR ITINERARY BELOW.

FROM FEAR FACTORY:
Los Angeles, California: Fear Factory today confirms their first tour dates for 2012. Set to begin in San Antonio on May 1, the tour’s initial dates include stops in Dallas, Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore, and Denver among others. Joining Fear Factory for the tour is Boston’s Shadows Fall, Kansas City-based The Browning, Riverside, California’s The Devastated, and Legacy of Disorder from New Zealand. The tour will precede the release of Fear Factory’s new album titled The Industrialist.

Fear Factory recently announced the addition of bass player Matt DeVries. The Ohio native previously noted, “I have been asked to join one of my favorite bands. I have been a fan of Fear Factory since 1992 and I could not be more excited to be part of this incredible band.” Guitarist Dino Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell noted, “we are very excited to have Matt playing bass for Fear Factory. We feel he is a great addition to our touring line-up. He has been a friend for a very long time and he is a great musician who will be a perfect instrument in the FF machine.”

With rehearsals for the tour expected to start soon, the members of Fear Factory are finishing details on their forthcoming new album expected for release early summer. Greg Reely has now completed the album’s mix. All that remains is final artwork and packaging. Regarding the new material, Cazares and Bell affirm, “this album perfectly captures the true nature of Fear Factory. The industrial/metal blend is a strong return to our original concept for Fear Factory."

The Industrialist follows 2010’s critically acclaimed Mechanize. Blabbermouth said, “this is the album fans have been waiting for…a fiery and evolved rebirth of the band that changed metal in the ’90s.” Revolver Magazine called Mechanize, “one of the best albums of the band’s career. Its combination of new-wave melody, rapid-fire aggression, and electronic ambiance sounds as fresh today as Fear Factory did nearly 20 years ago. Call it the soul of their new machine.” Decibel Magazine noted, “Fear Factory are back and beyond intact.”

Confirmed dates as of press time are:
May 1 – Backstage Live, San Antonio TX
May 2 – Trees, Dallas TX
May 3 – Scout Bar, Houston TX
May 5 – State Theater, St. Petersburg FL
May 6 – Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale FL
May 9 – Ziggy’s, Winston-Salem NC
May 10 – Theater of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
May 11 – Wally’s Pub, Hampton Beach NH
May 12 – Gramercy Theatre, New York NY
May 13 – Sonar, Baltimore MD
May 16 – The Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac MI
May 20 – Summit Music Hall, Denver CO

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

METALCAMP 2012 8/5-10, 2012 TOLMIN, SLOVANIA: CONFIRMS KORN, SEPTIC FLESH, MILKING THE GOATMACHINE, STEELWING and AVA INFERI



Promoters for the 2012 METALCAMP FESTIVAL, set to take place 8/5-10, 2012 TOLMIN, SLOVANIA have confirmed KORN, SEPTIC FLESH, MILKING THE GOATMACHINE, STEELWING and AVA INFERI for the summer 2012 festival.


FROM AVA INFERI:
Ava Inferi confirmed for Metalcamp 2012. Due to last years last minute cancellation, we are happy to announce this re-scheduling. Join Us!

FROM METALCAMP 2012 PROMOTERS:

KORN confirmed!

Attention to all metalcamper: This announcement forces you down on your knees, giving thousand thanks to the god of metal! In this year’s edition, none less than the US rockers Jonathan Davis, James Shaffer, Reginald Vrvizu and Ray Luzier – famous and popular under the brand of KORN – will headline your headbanger’s holidays. The legendary rock-superiority, which counts to the “inventors” and leaders of the so-called “nu metal”-genre, made an impressive career with bombastic, innovative sound-blockbusters and with a sensational discography burned into the history-books of music. So KORN is one of the most tremendous bands of our time, which still exactly knows how to enchain their listeners. Emotional, aggressive and experimental are only a few great characteristics of this monumental US-combo. This popular heavy-quartet mixes up massive metal with hip-hop grooves, dashing US-rock and atmospheric industrial/electronic-components, creating a first-class acoustic-experience. Now the godfathers of classical nu metal join METALCAMP to rock together with all of you and to enjoy the pure holiday-feeling there.


So far these bands have been confirmed for 2012:

KORN
MACHINE HEAD
AMON AMARTH
SABATON
HATEBREED
PARADISE LOST
TESTAMENT
EDGUY
ELUVEITIE
KATAKLYSM
PAIN
FINNTROLL
SODOM
KORPIKLAANI
EPICA
NILE
GRAND MAGUS
NAPALM DEATH
STEELWING
MILKING THE GOATMACHINE
HEATHEN
SEPTICFLESH
HEIDEVOLK
GORGUTS
MADBALL
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
NOCTIFERIA
WARBRINGER
NEXUS INFERIS
AVA INFERI
METALSTEEL

+ many more!

Now the 3-day and one-week fanpacks incl. T-Shirt as well as as regular tickets are available! Order your tickets here at www.hardticket.eu

METALCAMP Tolmin/Slovenia
August 5 – 10, 2012



STEELWING confirmed

Are you ready for the next roadkill? Unpack your spikes, leather and denim-jacket for this upcoming assault happening at METALCAMP 2012. The young full-blood-heavy-metallers of STEELWING will kick your dirtbag-asses live on stage. Recently these old-school-junkies released a new monument full of true-metal-hits titled “Zone Of Alienation”, raping your sense of hearing! So its time for STEELWING to catch your metal-souls and present their brandnew material with damned big balls live on stage. In the past the band already show us, that they got the true metal spirit by mother’s milk. Loud, melodic guitars, storming drums and a voice, that awakes pure feelings of nostalgia, make STEELWING to a kind of modern Iron Maiden with a very special, individual flavour.

Watch their new clip for „Full Speed Ahead!“ here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NQsGh0MuBY


MILKING THE GOATMACHINE confirmed

Did you ever mosh with an alien-goat till the veterinary is coming? The crazy horde of MILKING THE GOATMACHINE gives you the chance for experiencing it at METALCAMP 2012. As wolves in a goatskin, these maniacs from planet GoatEborg produce GoatCore non-stop and invite you to an insane roller coaster-trip through the fields of death, grind and core. Songs like „Surf Goataragua“, „Sour Milk Boogie“ or „Milk Me Up Before I Go Go“ are humorous tunes, which do not only move the horned god himself to tears. MILKING THE GOATMACHINE provide a milky sound-theatre to you. Crazy, but simply ingenious and with their new album “Clockwork Udder” it´s gonna be goatastic at Metalcamp!

Watch their new clip “More Humour Than Human” here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM3F2_5DfWM&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

SEPTICFLESH confirmed

With their high-class technical death-metal-compositions, SEPTICFLESH expose their philosophical point of view, which challenge the existence of mankind in all its facets. Luckily the horde hailing from Athens does never challenge their own, high quality music, which convinces all along the line. Complex death-metal-structures, poignant gothic-metal-elements and symphonic experimental-insets played on the highest level count to the grandiose specialities of this fanatic sextet, who made themselves a name within the scene due to their last masterpiece “The Great Mass”. At your upcoming headbanger’s holidays, SEPTICFLESH invite to an unforgettable musical horror-trip to get you caught in the ban of darkness.


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

BLOODSTOCK 2012 OPEN AIR: CONFIRM WINTERFYLLETH, DEMONIC RESURRECTION, HEADCHARGER, EASTERN FRONT, ANCIENT ASCENDANT,LOCK UP and CHTHONIC,



Promoters for the 2012 BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR, set to take place 8/9-12, 2012, DERBYSHIRE, UK, CANTON HALL WALTON ON TRENT have confirmed WINTERFYLLETH, DEMONIC RESURRECTION, HEADCHARGER, EASTERN FRONT, ANCIENT ASCENDANT,LOCK UP and CHTHONIC for the festival.

FROM BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012 PROMOTERS:
LOCK UP and CHTHONIC Confirmed for Ronnie James Dio Stage ! ALCEST, WINTERFYLLETH, DEMONIC RESURRECTION, HEADCHARGER, EASTERN FRONT and ANCIENT ASCENDANT confirmed for Sophie Lancaster Stage !!! \ M /


Established in 2001, Bloodstock has progressed over the years from its humble beginnings as a one day event at the festivals spiritual home of the Derby Assembly Rooms to what we have today, a three day full on metal extravaganza held in the grounds of Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire.

Now boasting the best part of 100 bands across four stages, showcasing the best in metal from our UK Underground to top International acts along with comedy, karaoke, a mini fairground, the Serpents Lair VIP bar (a fest within a fest for ale, cider and perry drinkers!) and more all wrapped up within the camaraderie and atmosphere that truly sets us apart from the rest and there you have it - Bloodstock Open Air!
General Information
CONFIRMED BANDS FOR BOA 2012:

ALICE COOPER - https://www.facebook.com/AliceCooper
ANAAL NATHRAKH - https://www.facebook.com/Anaalnathrakhofficial
ANVIL - https://www.facebook.com/anvilmetal
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - https://www.facebook.com/corrosionofconformity
DIMMU BORGIR - https://www.facebook.com/dimmuborgir
HATEBREED - https://www.facebook.com/hatebreed
ORANGE GOBLIN - https://www.facebook.com/orangegoblinofficial
PARADISE LOST - https://www.facebook.com/paradiselostofficial
WATAIN - https://www.facebook.com/pages/WATAIN/204952137482
Mission
Quite simply, to bring you the best damn metal festival in the UK!!!

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

SUFFOCATION: PERFORMING WITHOUT (DRUMMER) MIKE SMITH? DAVE CULROSS TOURING WITH SUFFOCATION

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Long Island, New York (NYDM) death metal legends SUFFOCATION are currently playing North East dates WITHOUT drummer MIKE SMITH as former (SUFFOCATION) drummer DAVE CULROSS is currently behind the skins. There has been NO official announcement from the SUFFOCATION camp on WHY MIKE SMITH is not touring with the band. SUFFOCATION are slated to perform at the MANITOBA METAL FEST (CANADA) 2/25/2012.

SUFFOCATION are due to unleash a new studio effort, summer 2012 on NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS.


FROM MIKE SMITH (SUFFOCATION DRUMMER):
There are not many things related to the suffocation brand I can honestly say brings me sadness. Except, the lack of pride that exists within those who have the “right” to claim the name as their own.

This battle has been one that to any focused being, should make obvious sense but has evaded some for 2 decades. Within any foundation the weakest link will always cause all structure to crumble.

The one fact that keeps me at peace is the fact that anyone who has ever seen or spoken to me regarding Suffocation and the industry as a whole, has always left with an understanding of the level of focus and pride that I personally hold for myself, the brand that is Suffocation and the genre We influence and helped create.

As I´ve always said, if you are willing to put your time and soul towards anything at
Be willing to speak truths, fight and bleed for it if need be.

SUFFOCATION 2012 TOUR DATES:
Feb 25 Mantoba Metalfest Winnipeg, Canada
Mar 03 Neurotic Death Fest
w/ Beneath the Mass...
Tilburg, Netherlands Tickets
Mar 04 Progresja Warsaw, Poland
Mar 05 RE:Public Minsk, Belarus
Mar 06 Orlandina Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Mar 07 Plan B Moscow, Russia
Mar 08 Tele Club Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
Mar 09 Moscow Krasnodar, Russian Federation
Mar 10 Boulevard Rimini, Italy
Mar 11 Carlitos Way Pavia, Italy
Mar 13 Underworld, Camden London, United Kingdom
Mar 14 Derby The Old Bell Hotel Derby, United Kingdom
Mar 15 O2 Academy Liverpool Liverpool, United Kingdom
Mar 16 The Pint Dublin, Ireland Tickets
Mar 17 The White Rabbit Plymouth, United Kingdom
Mar 18 Glazart Paris, France
Apr 26 Diablo Open Air Singapore, Singapore
Apr 28 Hammersonic Jakarta International Metal Festival
 Indonesia, Indonesia
Apr 29 Rock in Celebes Ujungpandang, Indonesia
May 27 MARYLAND DEATHFEST Baltimore, MD
Jun 16 MetalGate Czech Death Fest 2012 @ Autocamp Brodský Cerveny Kostelec, Czech Republic

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

FEAR FACTORY: ANNOUNCE SPRING 2012 U.S. TOUR WITH SHADOWS FALL and THE DEVASTATED



California Industrial/Nu Metal warriors FEAR FACTORY have announced the first few dates of the bands anticipated spring 2012 U.S. tour. SHADOWS FALL, THE DEVASTATED, The Browning, and Legacy of Disorder have been billed as tour support for FEAR FACTORY.

FEAR FACTORY are currently working on a new studio release due in 2012 as the band just welcomed bass player Matt DeVries into the band.

FROM FEAR FACTORY: We just finished mixing the new FF cd, release date and tours will be announced soon .
5/3 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
5/6 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
5/13 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
5/16 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
5/20 Denver, CO @ The Summit

MORE DATES TBA

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

MORBID ANGEL: Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus - The Remixes: Laibach - i am morbid (wall of morbid mix) 01 Mondkopf - radikult 02 Brain Leisure -



Florida death metal legends MORBID ANGEL have unleashed LAIBACH's remix of MORBID ANGEL's "I Am Morbid (Wall Of Morbid Mix). MORBID ANGEL's "Illud Divinum Insanus" THE REMIXES shall be unleashed tomorrow 2/24/2012 on SEASON OF MIST.




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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

STONER HANDS OF DOOM 2012: 8/30/-9/2/2012-NEW LONDON, Connecticut ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY LINEUP



Promoters for the 2012 STONER HANDS OF DOOM FESTIVAL set to take place 8/30/-9/2/2012-NEW LONDON, CT have announced the doom festivals preliminary lineup.

FROM STONER HANDS OF DOOM:
Here's a preliminary look at this years SHoD it will be held Aug 30th -Sept 2nd Labor day weekend Location is the El n Gee club in New London Connecticut we have about half the lineup commit ed so far

Pale Divine
When the Deadbolt Breaks
Revelation
Elder
Black Pyramid
War Injun
Black Thai
Beezlefuzz
Black Cowgirl
Akris
Hovel
One Inch Giant (Sweden)
Stone Titan
Curse of the Sun
Fire Faithful
Trifecta

Hope to see you there

Peace, Rob


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

CHRIS R @ CD BABY: Why Music Venues Are Totally Lost: An Open Letter from a Professional Musician



DIY MUSICIAN/CD BABY have published a piece about the iniquity between club owners and musicians and the "pay to play" model of gigging.

FROM DIY MUSICIAN/CD BABY:
Jazz musician Dave Goldberg wrote a pointed and darkly humorous open letter to LA club owners that I thought was worth sharing. In it, he argues that it’s actually a counterproductive practice for venues to book bands who are willing to work for free. And when I say “counterproductive,” I mean it’s bad for the venue’s business.

To read the whole letter, click HERE. But below are a few of the highlights:

Just the other day I was told by someone who owned a wine bar that they really liked our music and would love for us to play at their place. She then told me the gig paid $75 for a trio. Now $75 used to be bad money per person, let alone $75 for the whole band. It had to be a joke, right? No, she was serious.But it didn’t end there. She then informed us we had to bring 25 people minimum. Didn’t even offer us extra money if we brought 25 people. I would have laughed other than it’s not the first time I’ve gotten this proposal from club owners. But are there musicians really doing this? Yes. They are so desperate to play, they will do anything.

But lets think about this for a second and turn this around a little bit.What if I told the wine bar owner that I have a great band and we are going to play at my house. I need someone to provide and pour wine while we play. I can’t pay much, just $75 and you must bring at least 25 people who are willing to pay a $10 cover charge at the door. Now wouldn’t they look at you like you are crazy?

“Why would I do that,” they would ask? Well, because it’s great exposure for you and your wine bar. The people there would see how well you pour wine and see how good your wine is. Then they would come out to your wine bar sometime. ”But I brought all the people myself, I already know them,” they would say. Well maybe you could make up some professional looking flyers, pass them out, and get people you don’t know to come on out. ”But you are only paying me $75, How can I afford to make up flyers?”

You see how absurd this sounds, but musicians do this all the time. If they didn’t, then the club owners wouldn’t even think of asking us to do it. So this sounds like a great deal for the club owners, doesn’t it? They get a band and customers for that night, and have to pay very little if anything. But what they don’t realize is that this is NOT in their best interest. Running a restaurant, a club, a bar, is really hard. There is a lot at stake for the owner. You are trying to get loyal customers that will return because you are offering them something special. If you want great food, you hire a great chef. If you want great décor,you hire a great interior decorator. You expect these professionals to do their best at what you are hiring them to do. It needs to be the same with the band.You hire a great band and should expect great music.That should be the end of your expectations for the musicians. The music is another product for the venue to offer, no different from food or beverages.

When a venue opens it’s doors, it has to market itself. The club owner can’t expect people to just walk in the door. This has to be handled in aprofessional way. Do you really want to leave something so important up to a musician?

This is where the club owner needs to take over. It is their success or their failure on the line, not the musician.The musician can just move on to another venue. I’ve played places where for whatever reason only a few people have walked in the door on a Saturday night. The club owner got mad at me, asking where are the people? I turned it around on him asking the same thing? Where are all the people? It’s Saturday night and your venue is empty. Doesn’t that concern you? What are you going to do about it? Usually their answer is to find another band with a larger following. This means the professional bands get run out of the joint in favor of whoever can bring in the most people.

He then makes the point that professional bands will have a somewhat harder time playing the “friend and family” card because, well… they’re pros! They play every night.

But here’s where the club owner doesn’t get it. The crowd is following the band, not the venue. The next night you will have to start all over again. And the people that were starting to follow your venue are now turned off because you just made them listen to a bad band. The goal should be to build a fan base of the venue. To get people that will trust that you will have good music in there every night. Instead, you’ve soiled your reputation for a quick fix.

If you asked a club owner, ”who is your target demographic?” I doubt they would answer ”the band’s friends and family.” But yet clubs operate likeit is.

… would you expect the chef’s friends and family to eat at your restaurant every night? How about the dishwasher, the waitresses, the hostess? Or how about the club owner’s friends and family? You see,when you start turning this argument around, it becomes silly.

So what does Dave suggest? Start fighting back, with calm, reasoned arguments. He explains:

I’ve started arguing with club owners about this. It happened after I played a great night of music in LA. We were playing for a % of the bar. There were about 50 people there in this small venue, so it was a good turnout. At the end of the night, I go to get paid, and hope to book another gig. The club owner was angry.

“Where are your people?” he asked. ”All these people, I brought in. We had a speed dating event and they are all left over from that.”

I pointed out they all stayed and listened to the music for 2 hours after their event ended. That was 2 more hours of bar sales, because without us, you have an empty room with nothing going on. He just couldn’t get over the fact that we didn’t walk in with our own entourage of fans. Wasn’t happy that we kept a full room spending money. Right when we were talking, a group of people interrupted us and said ”you guys sound great, when is the next time you’re playing here again?” The club owner, said ”they aren’t, they didn’t bring anyone.”

I went home that night bummed out and sent him an email. Telling him most of what you are reading here and how his business model and thinking is flawed. After a lot of swearing back and forth, because I’m guessing that musicians never talk to him as a business equal, he eventually admitted that what I was saying made sense. BUT, that’s not how LA clubs and restaurants work. And he has bands answering his craigslist ads willing to do whatever it takes to get the gig. It’s been a couple of years now since that conversation. I called his bar, and the number is disconnected.

So what do you think? Can this battle be won by reasoning with one venue at a time? Or have the economics of the live music world shifted forever beyond our influence? We’d love to hear about your experiences as a live musician. Please feel free to comment in the section below.

Chris R. at CD Baby

[editor's note: Most talent-buyers, venue owners, show promoters, and club bookers do not resemble the sleazy pay-to-play club booker pictured above. Most of the time it's best to view them as partners or allies in your event's success. Treat these industry professionals with courtesy and respect. If they give you cause for argument-- stay calm, state your points, and be ready to walk away! You can choose to never use a certain bridge again. It doesn't have to burned down entirely.]


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

DECAPITATED: CANCEL 2/28/2012 GLASGOW SHOW




Polish death metal warriors DECAPITATED have cancelled the bands previously announced 2/28/2012 GLASGOW, SCOTLAND show on the bands current UK tour with ABORTED and CYNDIE SERNITY.

FROM DECAPITATED:
Due to unforseen circumstances the Glasgow show on the Decapitated UK tour has been cancelled. Please seek a full refund from your point of purchase.


DECAPITATED, ABORTED, CYNDIE SERNITY WINTER 2012 UK TOUR DATES:

HMV INSTITUTE - BIRMINGHAM / Friday 24th February 2012
Advance tickets / info available at www.hmvinstitute.com

CENTRAL STATION - WREXHAM / Saturday 25th February 2012
Advance ticket available at www.seetickets.com / info available at www.centralstationvenue.com

DINGWALLS - LONDON / Sunday 26th February 2012
Advance tickets / info available at www.dingwalls.com

MOHO - MANCHESTER / Monday 27th February 2012
Advance tickets / info available at www.moholive.com

(*CANCELLED!!!!) G2 (THE GARAGE) - GLASGOW / Tuesday 28th February 2012
Advance tickets / info available at www.garageglasgow.co.uk

SUB89 - READING / Wednesday 29th February 2012
Advance tickets / info available at www.sub89.com

RESCUE ROOMS - NOTTINGHAM / Thursday 1st March 2012
Advance tickets / info available at www.rescuerooms.com

THE FLEECE - BRISTOL / Friday 2nd March 2012
Advance tickets / info available at www.thefleece.co.uk

THE WESTCOAST BAR - MARGATE / Saturday 3rd March 2012
Advance tickets / info available at www.wegottickets.com
Rest of the shows are fully confirmed.


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

NASUM: ANNOUNCE SPRING 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES WITH BRUTAL TRUTH and BLACK BREATH









Swedish grind core legends NASUM have announced spring 2012 North American tour dates as the surviving members of the band will embark on a FAREWELL WORLD TOUR in memory of fallen band mate Mieszko Talarczyk (Guitar, Vocals)..NASUM vocalist/guitarist Talarczyk perished on vacation in Thailand, (to spend his 30th birthday with his girlfriend) as Mieszko Talarczyk died in the Tsunami on the 26th of December 2004.

NASUM will use a variety of vocalists/guitarists to fill out the bands lineup on the 2012 FAREWELL TOUR dates including legendary grind core warriors ROTTEN SOUND's screamer Keijo Niinimaa.


NASUM 2012 LINEUP:
Anders Jakobson - Drums
Jesper Liveröd - Bass And Low Vocals
Jon Lindqvist - Guitars And Low Vocals
Urban Skytt - Guitars
Keijo Niinimaa - Vocals

FROM NASUM:
North America tour dates announced with special guests Brutal Truth, Dropdead & BLACK BREATH on select dates!

May 18 Chicago, IL Reggies w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 19 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 20 Toronto, Canada Wreck Room w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 21 Montreal, Canada Sala Rosa w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 22 Providence, RI as220 w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 23 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead, Backslider
May 24 New York, NY Europa w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead, Margrudergrind, Grudges
May 25 Baltimore, MD Maryland Death Fest
May 26 Seattle, WA Highline w/ Black Breath, Massgrave, Theories
May 27 Portland, OR Branx w/ From Ashes Rise, Massgrave
May 28 Oakland, CA Metro
May 29 Ventura, CA Billy O's
May 30 Los Angeles, CA TBA
May 31 Austin, TX Red 7 – Chaos in Tejas


NASUM SUMMER 2012 EUROPEAN FESTIVALS:

Jun 15 Hellfest Open Air 2012 Clisson, France
Jun 23 Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel, Belgium
Jun 29 With Full Force XVIII Open Air Lobnitz, Germany
Jul 05 Extremefest Salzburg, Austria
Jul 06 Extremefest Hunxe, Germany
Jul 07 Extremefest Martigny, Switzerland
Jul 13 Obscene Extreme Festival Trutnov, Czech Republic
Aug 04 Wacken Open Air 2012 Wacken, Germany Tickets

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l- R.I.P. Mieszko Talarczyk

DESTRUCTION: ANNOUNCE 30th ANNIVERSARY SPRING 2012 U.S. TOUR DATES WITH WARBRINGER, VITAL REMAINS and PATHOLOGY


German thrash legends DESTRUCTION have announced a 30th anniversary U.S. tour with a rotating lineup with WARBRINGER, VITAL REMAINS and PATHOLOGY.

FROM DESTRUCTION:
Iconic German thrash trio DESTRUCTION will embark on a North American 30th Year Anniversary Tour this May with shared direct support from Warbringer and Vital Remains (who will be alternating each night) plus Pathology.

States DESTRUCTION frontman & bassist Schmier:

“A killer package for old-school thrash & death metal freaks! This may be the best set list we’ve ever had – the essence of thrash metal history united with our new anthems. We’ll have more classics than ever in the set, more from the first records for sure. Can’t wait to hit the road again!!! Some North American cities have a great audience for this old school sound again, and it wasn’t always like that. The main intention for this second North American tour within a year is that we could not play all markets that we wanted to book last time. Now, we’ll play some new places and return to those cities that gave us a great welcome last year like New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Montreal. Warbringer are a perfect match to a DESTRUCTION bill. They are one of the best new thrash bands and keep our ‘80s spirit alive. It will be great to have them with us! We’ve played with Vital Remains before; awesome guys and a brutal band. They bring a good variety into the billing. Thrash/death metal is always the best mix, that’s why Pathology complete the show!”

Confirmed dates & cities thus far for DESTRUCTION’s 30th Year Anniversary Tour are:

05-04-12 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
05-08-12 Casselman’s – Denver, CO
05-10-12 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
05-12-12 Blackened Moon Concert Hall – Lansing, MI
05-16-12 B.B. Kings – New York, NY
05-17-12 The Met – Pawtucket, RI
05-18-12 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON - CANADA
05-19-12 Rockpile – Toronto, ON – CANADA
05-22-12 Kim’s Pixie Inn – Pueblo, CO
05-24-12 The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA
05-26-12 The Metro – Oakland, CA
05-30-12 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA


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

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

GOATWHORE: CONFIRMED FOR SUMMER SLAUGHTER 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR




New Orleans, Louisiana blackened thrash metal warriors GOATWHORE have been confirmed for the 2012 SUMMER SLAUGHTER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR.

FROM GOATWHORE:

We'll be on The Summer Slaughter Tour 2012 with Cannibal Corpse.


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

BLACK SABBATH: ADJUSTING 2012 SUMMER EUROPEAN TOUR SCHEDULE





Legendary British metal/doom pioneers BLACK SABBATH are adjusting the bands previously scheduled summer 2012 European tour schedule to accommodate time for guitarist TONY IOMMI's chemotherapy treatment. TONY IOMMI was diagnosed with Lymphoma late last year as BLACK SABBATH continue to work on the bands re union release scheduled for the fall of 2012. BLACK SABBATH have made no confirmed statement on drummer BILL WARD'S status, as he is currently negotiating a more equitable band contract. OZZY OSBOURNE will perform specific dates as "OZZY and Friends" with BLACK SABBATH bassist GEEZER BUTLER and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist
ZAKK WYLDE.


FROM BLACK SABBATH:
TOUR UPDATE: BAND’S SOLE EUROPEAN PERFORMANCE THIS SUMMER SET FOR U.K.’S DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL. OZZY & FRIENDS TO PERFORM MAJORITY OF OTHER SCHEDULED SHOWS

BLACK SABBATH --who late last year confirmed the recording of their first new album in more than 33 years and a worldwide headlining tour--have had to put some plans on hold due to Tony Iommi's battle with lymphoma. At this time, BLACK SABBATH will perform only one show of this summer’s previously scheduled European tour. It will take place Sunday, June 10 at the U.K.’s Download Festival.

So as not to let the promoters and fans down, Ozzy Osbourne will now perform the majority of the previously scheduled BLACK SABBATH dates (both festival performances and the headlining shows) billed as OZZY & FRIENDS. These “first ever” OZZY & FRIENDS shows will feature appearances by “special guest” musicians including Official Geezer Butler (who will join Ozzy for a special BLACK SABBATH set as a show of respect and support to their friend, Tony Iommi) and longtime former OZZY band member Zakk Wylde. In addition, OZZY will be accompanied by longtime collaborator and friend Slash at select shows, with other “special guests” set to join the tour at various stops along the way (full list of dates, appearances below).

Tony Iommi continues to make excellent progress and is looking forward to getting back out on the road. Meanwhile, BLACK SABBATH continue to write and record music in the U.K. for their upcoming album. More information about these dates and BLACK SABBATH’s recording and touring plans is forthcoming.


The 2012 tour dates are as follows:





BLACK SABBATH



DATE CITY VENUE



Sun 6/10 Donnington UK Download Festival





OZZY AND FRIENDS



DATE CITY VENUE



Wed 5/23 Helsinki, Finland Hartwall Arena

Fri 5/25 Stockholm, Sweden Stadium

Sun 5/27 Jelling, Denmark Jelling Festival

Tue 5/29 Bergen, Norway Bergen Calling Festival

Thu 5/31 Oslo, Norway Spektrum

Sat 6/2 Malmo, Sweden Malmo Stadium

Mon 6/4 Dortmund, Germany Westfalenhalle

Wed 6/6 Prague, Czech Rep O2 Arena

Fri 6/15 Vitoria, Spain Azkena Rock Festival

Sun 6/17 Clisson, France Hellfest

Fri 6/22 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting

Sun 6/24 Milan, Italy Gods of Metal Festival

Tue 6/26 Vienna, Austria Stadthalle

Thu 6/28 Belgrade, Serbia USCE Park

Sun 7/1 Athens, Greece Rockwave Festival – Terra



Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l- FEEL BETTER TONY!!!!

MEGADETH: ANNOUNCE SPRING 2012 U.S. TOUR WITH ROB ZOMBIE







Arizona, USA thrash legends MEGADETH have announced a spring 2012 U.S. tour with ROB ZOMBIE. More dates TBA.


FROM ROB ZOMBIE:
TREK KICKS OFF MAY 11; INCLUDES HIGH-PROFILE ROCK FESTIVAL APPEARANCES AND WRAPS MAY 26 AT ROCKLAHOMA

Metal heavyweights ROB ZOMBIE and MEGADETH have just announced a co-headlining tour guaranteed to raise the temperature on the planet. The trek, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together, kicks off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ and encompasses high-profile appearances at several rock festivals including M3 Rock Festival, Rock On The Range and wraps Saturday, May 26 at Rocklahoma. ROB ZOMBIE will headline Rocklahoma, co-headline Rock On The Range (with Incubus), and will close all shows on the MEGADETH dates. A complete list of dates is below.

The tour will come on the heels of MEGADETH’s critically acclaimed return of the traveling festival GIGANTOUR, created and curated by frontman DAVE MUSTAINE. Rave reviews have poured in for the festival, which also features MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL. “The return of Gigantour, a nicely curated package tour of heavy metal bands, is just one more step in a great run underway by Megadeth,” wrote the Boston Globe. “It was a smart and well-paced show, one that illuminated metal’s various angles (1/31/12).”

2011 also marked the release of MEGADETH’s 13th album, the appropriately titled Th1rt3en. Released November 1 on Roadrunner Records, the album debuted #11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart. The album also landed on international charts including Top 10 placements in Argentina, Finland, Korea and Japan. MEGADETH– MUSTAINE, drummer SHAWN DROVER, guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK and bassist DAVID ELLEFSON–also received their tenth Grammy nomination for this project, earning a “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” nomination for their single “Public Enemy #1.” The “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” category was, eerily, category #13.

This will be ROB ZOMBIE’s first concert tour since last summer’s “Hell on Earth” co-headline trek with Slayer. ZOMBIE spent last fall and winter shooting his sixth feature film, “The Lords of Salem” that he wrote and directed and is making with the producers of the “Paranormal Activity” franchise. With principal photography completed, the film is currently in post-production.

Never one to play it safe, ZOMBIE–with guitarist JOHN 5, bassist PIGGY D and GINGER FISH on drum–will bring his legendary stage show out in full force on these dates. Audiences will get what they expect from a ROB ZOMBIE show–an amped-up, non-stop barrage of sin, sex and Satan guaranteed to rip your face off, a true rock and roll spectacle at its finest.

With more than 15 million albums sold, seven Grammy nominations, the helming of five major motion pictures (including the #1 record-breaking “Halloween”), dozens of music videos, TV shows and last summer’s strangely celebrated “Woolite” TV commercial where he showed the hidden terrors of doing laundry, ZOMBIE is truly a force to be reckoned with in today’s entertainment landscape. For over 25 years, his unique meld of horror and hard rock has influenced his sound as a musician, and his vision as a director and writer. Plans are for a new ROB ZOMBIE album to be completed later this year.

Check out ROB ZOMBIE and MEGADETH in the following cities:




May 11 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
May 12 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
May 16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 18 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Deltaplex
May 20 - Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
May 22 - La Crosse, WI @ La Crosse Center
May 24 - Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Center
May 25 - Wichita, KS @ Hartman Arena
May 26 - Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma

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