Tuesday, 30 September 2014

DEATH WOLF launch first track of upcoming album

DEATH WOLF have just launched a first glimpse into “III: Östergötland”, the upcoming new studio album, which is scheduled to be released via Blooddawn Productions/Century Media Records in spring 2015. Check out the brand new track “Today King, Tomorrow Dead” here:

DEATH WOLF have moderately added some new elements to their deathly blackened punk rock widening the band’s musical horizon and guaranteeing some surprising twists and turns. The new track with its hard rocking main riff and ominous heaviness is a pretty fine example for DEATH WOLF’s new found variety. On “III: Östergötland” you will find the band’s by far most captivating and diverse material, ranging from the well-known Samhain-influenced punk rock to the post-apocalyptic crust of Amebix and Bathory/Celtic Frost-like blackness spiced up with a good dose of straight-forward metal.

The vinyl-only “Liksjöns Drickare” EP, that was released as a foretaste to the new album, can still be purchase at CM Distro:http://bit.ly/DeathWolfCMD

The full tracklist and the exact release date will be announced soon.

The wolf of death is on the prowl.

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Monday, 29 September 2014

Suicide Girls bring "Blackheart Burlesque" show to London - January 2015



JANUARY 8, 9, 10, & 11
Madame Jojos

For the first time in a decade, SuicideGirls is bringing the sexiest, most fun show on the planet back to the UK! The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve seen filled with pop culture references, high energy indie soundtrack and the sexiest choreographed strip teases to make your inner nerd explode with glee. The performance also includes legendary fire
performers Arabella and Katherine Suicide and super star DJ Mel Clarke. The show is heading to London for a 4 day run at legendary Soho Burlesque house Madame JoJo’s January 8th – 11th. Tickets are on sale now at BlackheartBurlesque.com

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque have been wowing audiences all over the world with their performances, complete with tongue-in-cheek humor and raw erotic sexuality. The show features stunning choreography from famous choreographer, Manwe Sauls-Addison, who has worked with
world celebrity performers such as Beyonce, J ennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga. He has assembled a team of the sexiest, most talented SuicideGirls to create the ultimate provocative tribute to pop-culture that Burlesque has ever seen. With striptease performances in tribute to Star Wars, Orange
Is the New Black, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange and more, this show will have you on the edge of your seat!

The SuicideGirls are continuing their seductive worldwide rule. In the early 2000′s the SuicideGirls Burlesque show crisscrossed North America for 5 years. The girls entertained thousands of people at sold-out shows, opening for Guns ‘n’ Roses and Courtney Love and went overseas to perform
at music festivals in both Europe and Australia. In the fall of 2013, the girls decided it was time to put the show on the road again. They spent six weeks playing sold out shows across the United States. It was so much fun that they decided to take it world wide again! In the spring of 2014, the girls took on Australia and Canada to perform additional sold out shows. They’re touring the US this fall before they take the action packed performance back to London!



Wovenwar Interview with Shane

Thanks for doing the interview, I hope everyone’s well?
Hey this is Shane!

1. How does it feel playing back in a tiny venue like the Barfly? 

Well, I'm used to playing small venues like barfly. I actually enjoy it a little more than huge stages, it's more intimate with the crowd. Barfly was insane. The crowd was amazing. I still can't believe it. 

2. You have gained some very positive messages after the unfortunate collapse of As I Lay Dying, did these spur you on to create Wovenwar?

I think the guys just had to push on because writing music is all they knew to do..... I'm very lucky to have been the guy they asked to sing for them. I'm really stoked on all the positive feedback so far, it's unreal. 

3. How did the writing and recording process go for the new album?

It was very organic. We didn't have a particular sound in mind, we just wrote what came natural. Recording was a blast. Bill is a character and absolutely insane haha. My experience was basically hanging with him and josh and singing 8 hours a day. 

4. The vibe feels more in the vain of classic rock compared to As I Lay Dying, was this a conscious thing going forward or just happened naturally? 

See previous questions answer haha

5. How did you come across Shane for vocals?

I'm Shane lol. Basically nick brought me up as a singer to the guys and showed them some stuff I've done... They hit me up while I was in warped tour with Oh sleeper and sent me some tracks they'd written. After warped I flew out and the rest is history

6. How did you come up with the new name and what are the lyrical inspirations behind the new record? 

Everyone is born a blank slate. As u grow ideas are threaded into u... It's a struggle to weed out the negative things your environment can "weave" into u. 

7. How was the recent tour with BLS and Kyng? Any amusing stories from your time on the road? 

It was insane!! Kyng and BLS were all so cool. Me and Eddie from kyng did a duet cover of "hunger strike" out in an alley behind a venue one night. It was sweet. Zakk was rad, he made it a point to come in our dressing room and shoot the shit daily. All their crew was so cool too. 

8. What do you guys like to do when you’re on the road to chill out and relax? 

We use Alcohol. 

9. Are you looking forward to the upcoming tour with In Flames, and what else can we look forward to for the rest of 2014 and beyond?

I haven't met In Flames yet but all my guys are good friends with them. Them giving us this tour is just unreal to me, they confirmed the tour by hearing one demo of "All Rise" ... We are just so thankful to them for this opportunity. We have some plans for early next year but can't really say much yet. 

10. Finally, did you guys watch the Soccer (Football) World Cup and if not why not? 

No. Americans don't care about soccer. Hahaha

Cheers for the interview guys

Saturday, 27 September 2014

REVOCATION Post Second Video From The Making of 'Deathless'

Metal Blade Records Debut Out October 13th

REVOCATION have spent the last eight years converting fans to their cause with four full length albums, an EP with Scion AV, and a charismatic live show led by guitarist/vocalist Dave Davidson. The Boston-based band also features the staggeringly talented lineup of: Dan Gargiulo on guitar, Brett Bamberger on bass, and Phil Dubois on drums. REVOCATION has firmly been established as one of the genre's finest and will continue their campaign as part of the Metal Blade Records roster. Their fifth album, "Deathless," is a fitting debut for the label, and a definitive statement of intent from the band. The artwork for "Deathless" was hand painted by internationally recognized tattoo artist Tom Strom.

"Deathless" is set for an October 14th release, today the artwork, track listing and first single which is the title track, have been unveiled. The album will be available in CD, 2LP and digital formats. Get a first listen to the song HERE and be sure to pre-order the album.

During the recording process, the band shot a series of videos documenting their work on "Deathless". Today the band has posted the second video in the series. Check it out HERE. The first video in the series can be viewed HERE.

The second song from "Deathless" entitled "Madness Opus" can be streamed HERE.

"Deathless" was recorded with acclaimed producer Zeuss at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts. The album is ten tracks of ambitious, catchy, and undeniably heavy material. Musically, cuts like "Madness Opus" showcase a more deliberate REVOCATION - restrained, if even moderately so, to deliver a slow, near-dirge like track. Alternatively, the title track highlights the diversity of Davidson's vocals with a catchy chorus. It's an earworm the likes of which the band had only previously hinted. The rest of the album offers a refreshing variety of music and truly feels like an "album", rather than a collection of similar tracks. This is a refinement, achieved only through years of focusing on their craft.

Lyrically, "Deathless" addresses life on the road and the band's commitment to touring, followed by even more touring. "Madness Opus" made its live debut when REVOCATION toured with DevilDriver and Whitechapel during the summer of 2014. Davidson discusses the track: "The crowd response for that tune has been overwhelmingly positive. It's one of the heaviest songs we've ever written, hands down, and has been a blast to play live. Lyrically, it's about one of my favorite HP Lovecraft stories, "The Music Of Erich Zann". Fans of unnamable cosmic horror and punishing death metal will not be disappointed!"

Revocation are touring in support of "Deathless" now with Crowbar in North America, followed by a full European tour with new label mates Cannibal Corpse and Aeon. The tour stops tonight in Englewood, Colorado and is set to run through October 10th in Houston, TX.

Due to an arm injury, Phil Dubious will unfortunately not be able to perform live with Revocation this fall. Jon "Charn" Rice of Scorpion Child, formerly of Job for a Cowboy will be filling in on the band's shows with Crowbar, and Ash Pearson of 3 Inches of Blood will be filling in on the band's European dates with Cannibal Corpse.

"Deathless" Track Listing:
1. A Debt Owed to the Grave
2. Deathless
3. Labyrinth of Eyes
4. Madness Opus
5. Scorched Earth Policy
6. The Blackest Reaches
7. The Fix
8. United in Helotry
9. Apex
10. Witch Trials

w/ Crowbar, Havok, Fit For An Autopsy, Armed for Apocalypse
09/24 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
09/27 Spokane, WA The Hop
09/28 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theatre
09/29 Seattle, WA El Corazon
09/30 Boise, ID Crazy Horse
10/01 Portland, OR Dante's
10/02 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
10/03 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
10/04 Los Angeles, CA Los Globos
10/05 Mesa, AZ Club Red
10/06 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
10/08 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
10/09 Austin, TX Mohawk
10/10 Houston, TX Fitzgerald s

w/ Cannibal Corpse, Aeon
10/14 Jyvaskyla, FI Lutakko
10/15 Helsinki, FI Nosturi
10/17 Stockholm, SE Debaser Strand
10/18 Oslo, NO Vulkan Arena
10/19 Gothenburg, SE Sticky Fingers
10/21 Zwolle, NL Hedon
10/22 Saarbrücken, DE Garage
10/23 Lyon, FR Ninksi Kao
10/24 Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz 2
10/25 Madrid, ES Arena
10/27 Toulouse, FR Le Bikini
10/28 Paris, FR Trabendo
10/29 Strasbourg, FR La Laiterie
10/30 Antwerp, BE Trix
10/31 London, GB Forum
11/02 Lille, FR Splendid
11/04 Frankfurt, DE Batschkapp
11/05 Ludwigsburg, DE Rockfabrik
11/06 Osnabrück, DE Rosenhof
11/07 Hamburg, DE Klubsen
11/08 Aalborg, DK Metal Festival
11/09 Copenhagen, DK Amager Bio
11/11 Berlin, DE C-Club
11/12 Prague, CZ Club Roxy
11/13 München, DE Backstage
11/14 Glauchau, DE AlteSpinnerei
11/15 Brno, CZ Fleda
11/16 Cracow, PL Fabryka
11/17 Warsaw, PL Progresja
11/19 Graz, AT Explosiv
11/20 Budapest, HU Club 202
11/21 Zilina, SK KlubSmer
11/22 Wien, AT Szene
11/23 Nova Gorica, SI Mostovna Club
11/25 Treviso, IT New Age
11/26 Milan, IT Alcatrazz
11/27 Lausanne, CH Les Docks
11/28 Pratteln, CH Z7
11/29 Bochum, DE Matrix
11/30 Uden, NL De Pul

w/ Thy Art is Murder
12/12 Adelaide, AU Fowlers Live
12/13 Melbourne, AU The HiFi
12/14 Melbourne, AU Ringwood OLP
12/17 Perth, AU YMCA HQ
12/18 Perth, AU Capitol
12/19 Sydney, AU Manning Bar
12/20 Birsbane, AU Crowbar
12/21 Brisbane, AU Crowbar

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Friday, 26 September 2014

Cannibal Corpse: First Week Chart Numbers Revealed + Official Video For "Kill Or Become" Unveiled

A Skeletal Domain, the latest full-length from American death metal icons, Cannibal Corpse, debuted at an astounding #32 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, making it the highest charting record in the band's storied history! Additionally, A Skeletal Domain ranked in at #3 on the Hard Music chart, #5 on the Independent chart, #7 on Billboard's Rock chart, #21 on the Physical Albums chart, #31 on the Top Current Albums chart, #59 on the Digital Albums chart and #4 on iTunes Metal! In Canada, the record also broke Cannibal Corpse's previous chart records landing at #21 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart, #4 on the Hard Music chart, #58 on Digital chart #39 on iTunes' Top 200, #5 on iTunes' Rock chart and a flooring #2 on iTunes' Metal chart! The band pummeled in Germany as well with A Skeletal Domain rivaling all the band's prior positions peaking at #21 on the Top 100 Albums chart, #21 on the Media Control charts and position #19 on the Media Market charts. Elsewhere, the record debuted at #21 on the UK Rock/Metal charts, #39 on the UK Independent Albums charts, #28 in Austria and #50 in Switzerland.

A Skeletal Domain marks Cannibal Corpse's thirteenth full-length. Produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, the record boasts twelve ravenous tracks of confrontational, meticulously-executed ill-omened brutality as only Cannibal Corpse can deliver.

In related A Skeletal Domain news, today Cannibal Corpse is pleased to unveil the official new video for third cut of depravity, "Kill Or Become." Shot at Kelly's Hideaway in Seffner, Florida and directed by critically-lauded videographer David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (Goatwhore, Hell Yeah, Whitechapel, Municipal Waste et al), the zombie-strewn, nightmarishly awesome clip fluctuates from color and black and white and offers up a delicious visual inundation of blood, guts and gastric fluids. Check it out at http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse. And don't forget your chainsaw!

A Skeletal Domain is out NOW via Metal Blade Records. Order yours today at THIS LOCATION and don't forget to check out the band's newly launched website at http://www.cannibalcorpse.net!

"'Vector Of Cruelty' is a masterful combination of coruscating mid-pace burl and quirky thrash, 'The Murderer's Pact' pushes boundaries in the fields of lead work and atonality, while 'Kill Or Become' has a sizzling, infectious quality and the potential to be a set closer should they ever quit it with 'Hammer Smashed Face.'… the point is, there's material on lucky number thirteen that stands up to the classics." - Decibel

"A Skeletal Domain proves why Cannibal Corpse are still such an integral part of the metal world." - Loudwire

"…an absolute must have for any lover of anything brutal…" - Metal Injection

"…one of Cannibal Corpse's most absorbing records in years." - The Guardian

"Cannibal Corpse have pushed the technicality of their songs without forgetting the brutality or speed that fans have come to expect…with A Skeletal Domain there is even more of a reason for people to give Cannibal Corpse a listen." - Sputnik Music

"…it's impressive that a group approaching its third decade can still bring the noise… and songs like the muscular title cut, the frenetic 'Icepick Lobotomy,' and the lurching and doomy 'Kill Or Become' deliver their dark wares with the subtlety of a morning star to the head." - All Music

"[Cannibal Corpse] fucking rule their fucking roost with talons of fucking steel." - MetalSucks

Catch CANNIBAL CORPSE live in the UK here


October 2014

31st LONDON – Forum

November 2014

1st LEEDS – Damnation @ University Union

BLACK CROWN INITIATE announce debut LP details, stream new song

Fast-rising progressive death metal sensations BLACK CROWN INITIATE are set to release their debut LP, The Wreckage of Stars, across UK/EU territories on October 27th via eOne Music / Good Fight Music.

As a teaser of what's to come, the band are now streaming a new song from the album.

Every once in a while there comes along an album either so brutal it blasts your face off, or so delicious it delights and tickles the ears. Even rarer is an album that manages to seamlessly combine the two, melding gorgeous musicianship with awe-inspiring power. Most bands might achieve this once or twice in their career; so for a band to achieve this on the debut is an impressive feat, and one which demands to be noticed.

The Wreckage of Stars, the first LP US prog metal stars Black Crown Initiate is such a debut. Perhaps the strongest new album from the strongest new outfit you shall hear all year, The Wreckage of Stars is the next step in the whirlwind musical journey of the Pennsylvanian band in their short 2-year history.

Following on from the critically acclaimed underground success of the band’s debut four-track concept EP Song of the Crippled Bull, the band secured a coveted spot on the renowned Metal Alliance Tour alongside the legendary Goatwhore and Behemoth. Since then, Black Crown Initiate have gone on to tour with Septicflesh, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Rivers of Nihil, all the while honing their musical blueprint.

The Wreckage of Stars is at times devastatingly heavy, combining thunderous percussion with nightmarishly fast and fierce guitarwork and black-metal inspired vocals. Look further and you’ll hear moments of brilliance and beauty, from the stunning bass solo on the album’s opener (Great Mistake) to the Opeth-reminiscent opening and clean vocals of Malignant.

Highly recommended for any fans of progressive metal, The Wreckage of Stars is set to be the album to launch Black Crown Initiate towards stardom - a just reward for one of metal’s hardest working and fastest-rising bands.

The Wreckage of Stars track-listing:
1. Great Mistake
2. The Fractured One
3. Malignant
4. The Human Lie Manifest
5. Withering Waves
6. To The Eye That Leads You
7. The Wreckage of Stars
8. Shapes Collapse
9. Purge
10. Linear

RUSH R40 - 40th Anniversary Box Set Available IN DVD & Blu-ray 17th November 2014

40th Anniversary Collectors Box Set Available In DVD & Blu-ray
Set features live footage spanning all four decades of their career
Over two hours of unreleased material, including a rare performance of entire seven-part version of ‘2112’,
Three unreleased tracks from the 1974 vault
Plus Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Rush’s eponymous debut album in 1974. This superb collector’s box set brings together live performances by Rush from each decade of their career. It includes “Rush In Rio”, “R30”, “Snakes & Arrows Live”, “Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland” and “Clockwork Angels Tour” plus a bonus disc of previously unseen and unreleased live material stretching from 1974 to 2013.

To the delight of fans, the bonus disc will include all 8 songs from the Laura Secord Secondary School show in 1974 which features original drummer John Rutsey. That recording includes 2 Rush originals “I’ve Been Runnin;” and “The Loser”, as well as their cover of Larry William’s “Bad Boy”, made famous by The Beatles. The bonus discus also features 5 songs from songs from the Capitol Theatre in 1976 such as “Anthem” and “Lakeside Park”, the rarely performed full, 7-part version of “2112” filmed in 1997, “Lock and Key” from the Hold Your Fire tour, as well as footage from the glorious evening when Rush fans got their beloved band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rush are renowned for the energy and excitement of their live concerts and this set brings together some of their finest performances. The 10 DVD (or 6 Blu-ray) discs are contained in a stunning 52 page hardback book measuring 305mm x 225mm with the 10 discs contained in 5 additional rigid insert pages each holding two discs. The 52 pages of the book are filled with memorabilia and photographs documenting 40 years of Rush live in concert. This is the ultimate collection of Rush live performances, beautifully presented.

Rush – R40 – BLU-RAY DISC CONTENTS (DVD content is the same – except where noted – but across 10 discs)
Disc One – Rush In Rio *
1) Tom Sawyer 2) Distant Early Warning 3) New World Man 4) Roll the Bones 5) Earthshine 6) YYZ 7) The Pass 8) Bravado 9) The Big Money 10) The Trees 11) Freewill 12) Closer to the Heart 13) Natural Science 14) One Little Victory 15) Driven 16) Ghost Rider 17) Secret Touch 18) Dreamline 19) Red Sector A 20) Leave That Thing Alone 21) O Baterista 22) Resist 23) 2112 24) Limelight 25) La Villa Strangiato 26) The Spirit of Radio 27) Encore Medley: By-Tor and the Snow Dog / Cygnus X-1 / Working Man
The Documentary – The Boys in Brazil
A film by Andrew MacNaughtan

Disc Two – R30 *
1) R30 Overture (Finding My Way / Anthem / Bastille Day / A Passage To Bangkok / Cygnus X-1 / Hemispheres) 2) The Spirit of Radio 3) Force Ten 4) Animate 5) Subdivisions 6) Earthshine 7) Red Barchetta 8) Roll the Bones 9) Bravado** 10) YYZ** 11) The Trees** 12) The Seeker 13) One Little Victory** 14) Tom Sawyer 15) Dreamline 16) Secret Touch** 17) Between the Wheels 18) Mystic Rhythms 19) Red Sector A** 20) Der Trommler 21) Resist 21) Heart Full of Soul 22) Medley: 2112 / La Villa Strangiato** / By-Tor and the Snow Dog** / Xanadu / Working Man 23) Summertime Blues 24) Crossroads 25) Limelight

Disc Three – Snakes & Arrows Live
1) Limelight 2) Digital Man 3) Entre Nous 4) Mission 5) Freewill 6) The Main Monkey Business 7) The Larger Bowl 8) Secret Touch 9) Circumstances 10) Between the Wheels 11) Dreamline 12) Far Cry 13) Workin’ Them Angels 14) Armor and Sword 15) Spindrift 16) The Way the Wind Blows 17) Subdivisions 18) Natural Science 19) Witch Hunt 20) Malignant Narcissism – De Slagwerker 21) Hope 22) Distant Early Warning 23) The Spirit of Radio 24) Tom Sawyer 25) One Little Victory 26) A Passage to Bangkok 27) YYZ
Bonus Features
Oh, Atlanta! The Authorized Bootlegs
(1) Ghost of a Chance (2) Red Barchetta (3) The Trees (4) 2112 / The Temples of Syrinx

Disc Four – Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland
1) The “Real” History of Rush Episode No.2 “Don’t Be Rash” 2) The Spirit of Radio 3) Time Stand Still 4) Presto 5) Stick it Out 6) Workin’ Them Angels 7) Leave That Thing Alone 8) Faithless 9) BU2B 10) Freewill 11) Marathon 12) Subdivisions 13) The “Real” History of Rush Episode No.17 “…and Rock and Roll is my name.” 14) Tom Sawyer 15) Red Barchetta 16) YYZ 17) Limelight 18) The Camera Eye 19) Witch Hunt 20) Vital Signs 21) Caravan 22) Moto Perpetuo (featuring Love For Sale) 23) O’Malley’s Break 24) Closer to the Heart 25) 2112 Overture / The Temple of Syrinx 26) Far Cry 27) La Villa Strangiato 28) Working Man
Bonus Material
Outtakes from “History Of Rush Episodes 2 & 17”
“Tom Sawyer” featuring the cast of “The “Real” History of Rush Episode 17”
“Need Some Love” live at Laura Secord Secondary School
“Anthem” Live from Passaic, New Jersey

Disc Five – Clockwork Angels Tour
1) Subdivisions 2) The Big Money 3) Force Ten 4) Grand Designs 5) The Body Electric 6) Territories 7) The Analog Kid 8) Bravado 9) Where’s My Thing? / Here It Is! (drum solo) 10) Far Cry 11) Caravan 12) Clockwork Angels 13) The Anarchist 14) Carnies 15) The Wreckers 16) Headlong Flight / Drumbastica 17) Peke’s Repose (guitar solo)/ Halo Effect 18) Seven Cities of Gold 19) Wish Them Well 20) The Garden 21) Dreamline 22) The Percussor (I) Binary Love Theme (II) Steambanger’s Ball (drum solo) 23) Red Sector A 24) YYZ 25) The Spirit of Radio 26) Tom Sawyer 27) 2112

Bonus tracks: (1) Limelight (soundcheck recording) (2) Middletown Dreams (3) The Pass (4) Manhattan Project
Can’t Stop Thinking Big (tour documentary) / Behind The Scenes (featuring Jay Baruchel) / Outtakes / Interview with Dwush / Family Goy / Family Sawyer / The Watchmaker / Office of The Watchmaker

Disc Six – R40 Bonus Disc
Laura Secord Secondary School 1974
1) Need Some Love 2) Before and After 3) Best I Can 4) I've Been Runnin' 5) Bad Boy 6) The Loser 7) Working Man 8) In the Mood (partial)
Capitol Theatre 1976
1) Bastille Day 2) Anthem 3) Lakeside Park 4) 2112 5) Fly By Night/In the Mood
Lock and Key 1988
Molson Amphitheatre 1997
1) Limelight 2) Half the World 3) Limbo 4) Virtuality 5) Nobody's Hero 6) Test for Echo 7) Leave That Thing Alone/Drum Solo 8) 2112 (all seven parts)
I Still Love You Man 2011
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2013
1) 2112 featuring Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nick Raskulinecz 2) Tom Sawyer (3) The Spirit of Radio

* DVD version to also include:

Rush In Rio
MX Multiangle:
(1) YYZ (2) O Baterista (3) La Villa Strangiato

Easter Eggs:
(1) By-Tor movie (2) Anthem 1975

Interviews: (1) 1979 Hamilton, Ivor Wynne Stadium (2) 1981 Le Studio, Quebec (3) 1990 Artist of the Decade (4) 1994 Juno Hall of Fame Induction (5) 2002 Vapor Trails Tour
From the Anthem vault: (1) Fly By Night (2) Finding My Way (mpeg1 from Rock Concert) (3) In The Mood (mpeg1 from Rock Concert) (4) Circumstances (5) La Villa Strangiato (6) A Farewell to Kings (7) Xanadu (8) The Spirit of Radio (Soundcheck 1979 Ivor Wynne Stadium) (9) Freewill (Toronto Rocks 2003) (10) Closer to the Heart (Canada For Asia 2005)

** Only available on Blu-ray


With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – is not only one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, but remains one of the most popular. The RIAA® has certified Rush for the third most consecutive gold/platinum studio albums by a rock band, topped only by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Rush’s vast catalogue includes such classics as 1974’s self-titled debut, 1976’s 2112, 1981’s Moving Pictures, 1996’s Test For Echo, and 2002’s Vapor Trails. Rush released their 20th studio album, Clockwork Angels, in 2012 via Anthem/Roadrunner Records. The critically-acclaimed collection marks their first studio recording since 2007’s Snakes & Arrows, and debuted at #1 in Canada and #2 on the Billboard 200, matching the highest chart debut of the band’s career. In addition to their commercial success, Rush has also been recognized with a number of Juno Awards and multiple Grammy® nominations, including one for the acclaimed documentary “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage.” Enjoying a pop culture renaissance, Rush made a rare television appearance - their first in over 30 years - on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” and a memorable cameo in the film “I Love You, Man.” In 2013 Rush was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to the delight of fans around the world. During the successful Clockwork Angels tour, The Globe & Mail hailed Rush as “one of the few bands anywhere that just keeps getting better” while a career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature summed up the renowned rock trio’s continuing artistic vitality by observing, “It’s true that Rush doesn’t mean today what it did in ’76 or even ’96. It may mean more.”

AVERSIONS CROWN: Lyric Video, Release Date and Track Listing Revealed

Photo credit: Thomas Savage

Six-headed death machine, AVERSIONS CROWN, will unleash their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut this November! Tyrant will be released on November 17 (UK) on digital and physical formats. 

Tyrant, the follow-up to the band’s 2011 debut Servitude, was created in the oppressive heat of Brisbane’s summer with THY ART IS MURDER’s Andy Marsh producing and Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, CARNIFEX) of Audio Hammer mixing. With a thematic fixation on dystopian nightmares and hostile extraterrestrial encounters, the relentless barrage AVERSIONS CROWN churn out across these ten songs will soundtrack either a solid Halo session or the coming invasion. The striking artwork was created by Swedish visionary Pär Olofsson, who has worked with acts like PYSCROPTIC, ABORTED, ABYSMAL DAWN and THE FACELESS.

The lyric video for the band’s latest slab of astral punishment, “The Glass Sentient”, is also available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tFYdzSB8bI 

Tyrant track listing:

1. Hollow Planet 
2. The Glass Sentient 
3. Conqueror 
4. Vectors
5. Earth Steriliser 
6. Avalanche 
7. Xenoforms 
8. Overseer
9. Controller 
10. Faith Collapsing 

Formed in 2010 in Queensland’s Brisbane, the same sunny stretch of Australian coastline as PORTAL and THE AMITY AFFLICTION, AVERSIONS CROWNdeveloped their pummeling blend of mechanized brutality and haunting atmospherics by utilizing three guitarists brandishing 8-string guitars. Appearing live as a wall of muscle, guitars and flailing hair, the band have logged serious road miles across Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom with acts like THY ART IS MURDER,THE ACACIA STRAIN, OCEANO, ALL SHALL PERISH, CATTLE DECAPITATIONand appearances at Warped Tour.

The late 2014 impact of Tyrant will follow the viral success of the album’s first video “Hollow Planet.” Originally self-released as a stand-alone single, the video’s crushing bombast and sinister visuals have helped it rack up almost half a million views to date. Check out the “Hollow Planet” video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGYrRUrHz9Q

AVERSIONS CROWN is: Colin Jeffs – Vocals, Chris Cougan – Guitar, Jay Coombs – Bass, Jayden Mason – Drums, Hayden Lee – Guitar, Mick Jeffery – Guitar.

Job for a Cowboy to Release "Sun Eater" November 10th

New song "Sun of Nihility" streaming now

Job for a Cowboy have wrapped up music and art on their fourth full length album, "Sun Eater." Along with producer Jason Suecof, vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarists Al Glassman and Tony Sannicandro, bassist Nick Schendzielos, and session drummer Danny Walker have crafted a cerebral and accomplished piece of technical death metal. Job for a Cowboywrapped up touring in 2013 as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival that summer. Following that performance, the band collectively decided to sharpen their focus and set an intent on cooking up a record that encompassed their full dynamic range of talent. The group had all agreed on the main course being a desire for futuristic tones, a wider spectrum of textures and tempos, and an emphasis on slightly more ancestral song construction. The result, "Sun Eater," does not just sound like a new record, it sounds like an entirely new band.

Listen to "Sun of Nihility" and pre-order the album now at metalblade.com/jobforacowboy.

Following the departure of long time skins-man Jon Rice, Job for a Cowboy, cognizant of the size of shoes that needed to be filled, in addition to the depth and versatility demanded by the new material, enlisted the services of Danny Walker (Intronaut, Murder Construct, Exhumed, etc). Walker's mastery of his craft, coupled with his creativity and enthusiasm for the material, strongly influenced the outcome of the record, and it only takes a few minutes of listening to hear this isJob for a Cowboy at their finest.

Regarding composition, guitarist Tony Sannicandro recalled: "This album came together very smoothly. We had the concept before hand and I took it upon myself to try and portray that concept through the music. I took a much more melodic approach than "Demonocracy": focusing on the structuring and the layering that would complement the story to my ears." The other half of the guitar duo, Al Glassman, continued to be a driving force behind the band's sound. Bassist Nick Schendzielos added that "Al riffs long and hard for greater the good of everyone involved. He really used a lot of foresight in his revisions during the writing process, creating ample room for me to mood-out the tracks with bass that you can actually hear. in the end I think we really brought the character out in each and every song." Indeed, composition and songwriting was the focus here. With this new album, the band had the luxury of relative longevity in the core of their songwriting lineup. This led to a far stronger vibe and a much more realized final product.

Audiohammer producer Jason Suecof, whose first bout with the band was 2009's "Ruination," has now worked with the band for over six years. Few are more familiar with how Job for a Cowboyoperates in the studio than Suecof, and he was also feeling the "vibe" on "Sun Eater": "This band is composed entirely of top notch musicians all the way around and they are clearly at the top of their game. This new album is a stellar combination of everyone's efforts and what we have now is something that conveys everyone's musicianship without being techy for the sake of being tech. This album has got feeling and it is fucking brutal!"

Sun Eater will be available via Metal Blade Records on November 10th in the UK

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PRIMORDIAL announce UK dates in February 2015

PRIMORDIAL have announced they will play three shows in the UK including their first Glasgow appearance in ten years.

Nemtheanga comments: 

"After the success of this year's Bloodstock appearance, not to mention our two night stand in the UK for the last album, we can now announce a three date tour of the UK next February in support of our forthcoming 'Where Greater Men Have Fallen' album. First support comes from up and coming Irish band Malthusian and a yet to be revealed main support will be announced in time. The UK has always been a loyal and dedicated stronghold for Primordial so we are proud to be coming back under the speed of album number 8! In addition to returning to Manchester and London, we are excited to this time add our first visit to Glasgow in over a decade! Vae Victis!"

PRIMORDIAL + Malthusian

February 2015

5th GLASGOW – Audio

6th MANCHESTER – Sound Countrol

7th LONDON – Islington Academy

Prior to that Primordial play their record release party show in Dublin on November 29, 2014 five days after the release of their highly anticipated new album ‘WHERE GREATER MEN HAVE FALLEN’ on Metal Blade Records.

PRIMORDIAL + Necros Christos + Dead Congregation + Malthusian

November 2014

29th DUBLIN – The Academy


Thursday, 25 September 2014

Electric Mary - Mini Album "The Last Great Hope" Out On 3rd November and UK Tour

Australian five piece Electric Mary are back to spread Rock 'n’ Roll's genuine flavour to Europe, releasing a brand new mini album "The Last Great Hope" on 3rd November 2014. The band support the release with European dates including a full UK tour and festival performance through November 2014.

It'd been two years since the Mary's last European gig when they received the phone call from states. Rusty had just finished a week in the studio with the legendary engineer Mike Tholen and now it was time for the band to pick up their instruments and do another ELECTRIC MARY recording. They weren't looking for an album, they just wanted to get back in the studio and smash out some tunes ... and smash them out they did. With drummer Davey Porter at the helm it was all about a new swagger for the band and they responded accordingly. The five track "The Last Great Hope" .. captures a small moment in time...a time when rock'n'roll was all that mattered. Driving riffs and attitude course through the body of the mini album – from the slide guitar of opener “Sweet May”, through to the pulsing riffs of “So Cruel” and first single “Nicotine”, from the punk vibe of “Welcome To The Otherside” to the slow heavy groove of “Already Gone”.

Now they are bringing that time back to the UK, Spain & France 

This is Rock"n"Roll the way it used to taste!

UK November 2014 tour dates are as follows:
Friday, 7th Nov Northern Ireland, Diamond Rock Club
Saturday, 8th Nov Nottingham, Rock City
Sunday, 9th Nov Manchester, Ruby Lounge
Monday, 10th Nov Wolverhampton, Robin 2
Wednesday, 12th Nov York, Fibbers
Thursday, 13th Nov London, Borderline
Friday, 14th Nov HRH Fest, Wales
Saturday, 15th Nov Liverpool, Lomax
Monday, 17th Nov Norwich, Waterfront
Tuesday, 18th Nov Sheffield, Greystone

Tickets are available from all usual outlets
For information on HRH fest – www.hardrockhell.com

PERIPHERY announce European tour with Devin Townsend Project in March 2015

While wrapping up their upcoming album, “Juggernaut“, PERIPHERY have just announced a full European tour supporting Devin Townsend Project in Europe in March 2015:

w/ Devin Townsend Project, Shining
05.03.15 (F) Paris - La Cigale
06.03.15 (D) Karlsruhe - Substage
07.03.15 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
08.03.15 (I) Milan - Live Club
10.03.15 (D) Munich - Backstage Werk
11.03.15 (A) Vienna - Arena
12.03.15 (H) Budapest - A38
13.03.15 (SLO) Bratislava - Majestic
14.03.15 (CZ) Prague - Roxy
16.03.15 (PL) Warsaw - Stodola
17.03.15 (D) Hamburg - Gruenspan
18.03.15 (DK) Aarhus - Voxhall
19.03.15 (N) Oslo - Rockefeller
21.03.15 (FIN) Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
22.03.15 (FIN) Helsinki - Circus
24.03.15 (S) Stockholm - Debaser
25.03.15 (DK) Copenhagen - Amager Bio
26.03.15 (D) Bochum - Matrix
27.03.15 (NL) Eindhoven - Effenaar
29.03.15 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy
30.03.15 (UK) Glasgow - O2 ABC
31.03.15 (UK) Manchester - Academy

You wonder what this means for a release of “Juggernaut”? The only thing we can safely say is: Keep your eyes peeled for more news soon.


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CARCASS 'Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel' EP to be released this November

British extreme metal icons CARCASS, will release a collection of unreleased and hard to find tracks this November entitled the ‘Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel‘ EP. All the songs were recorded during the ‘Surgical Steel’ sessions, which was produced by Colin Richardson(NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER, GOREFEST, CANNIBAL CORPSE, SINISTER,RODRIGO Y GABRIELA) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT,EXODUS, TESTAMENT). The EP will be released on physical and digital formats on November 17th.

“Well, let’s call this tying up loose ends,” comments frontman Jeff Walker. “We thought we’d make all the tracks available from the Surgical Steel album session available on an EP… just in case you bought the Jewel Case version, DIDN'T buy the Digipak, didn’t buy the Japanese Import, or maybe you never bought the DECIBEL Magazine issue with the flexi disc? Well here you go; ALL the songs on one disc along with a previously unreleased track. Even Trevor Strnad’s arm makes a guest appearance! Enjoy.”

‘Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel’ EP (Digipak CD) Tracklist:

1. A Wraith In The Apparatus

2. Intensive Battery Brooding

3. Zochrot

4. Livestock Marketplace

5. 1985 (reprise)

‘Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel’ EP (10“ black 140g gatefold vinyl)

Side A:

1. A Wraith In The Apparatus

2. Intensive Battery Brooding

3. Zochrot

Side B:

1. Livestock Marketplace

2. 1985 (reprise)

Special Nuclear Blast UK store edition – limited run of 50. Preorder your copy here.

‘Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel‘ EP (10“ silver 140g gatefold vinyl)

Side A:

1. A Wraith In The Apparatus

2. Intensive Battery Brooding

3. Zochrot

Side B:

1. Livestock Marketplace

2. 1985 (reprise)

CARCASS released ‘Surgical Steel’ last September via Nuclear Blast and even with their impressive back catalogue, ‘Surgical Steel’ has given the band their highest charting and possibly most critically acclaimed record to date.

CARCASS has released several classic albums over the years, including Decibel Magazine “Hall of Fame” inductees ‘Heartwork’ and ‘Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious’, and their influence has changed the face of extreme metal with every consecutive release. Whether it was inventing gore-grind (i.e. ‘Reek of Putrefaction’, ‘Symphonies of Sickness) or creating the template for melodic death metal (i.e. ‘Heartwork’), CARCASS has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken. Upon the band’s dismantling in 1996, fans mourned the loss of the seminal act and longed that the group would return again one day. In 2007, the metal world got its wish as CARCASS reformed to play several sold-out reunion shows around the globe. Once again re-motivated to administer a shot of cynicism and infectious riffs into the arm of a sickly metal scene, founding members Bill Steer and Jeff Walker began writing what would become the latest output of their highly influential career, ‘Surgical Steel’. Only the choicest of cuts were made, and blood sweat and tears were shed to bring us a record worthy of the CARCASS legacy. In short, ‘Surgical Steel’ is just what the doctor ordered.

SOULBURN Announce new album “The Suffocating Darkness"

Originally, SOULBURN emerged after the demise of Dutch death metal legend Asphyx in the mid 90’s, when founding members Eric Daniels (guitars) and Bob Bagchus (drums) looked for a seperate outlet to unleash their mutual obsession with Bathory, Venom, Celtic Frost and unite it with a dark, doomy and primal death metallic twist. After a demo and the cult “Feeding On Angels” debut album via Century Media Records in 1998, which featured Wannes Gubbels (Pentacle) on vocals/bass, SOULBURN were put to rest and seemed to be a mere transitional act before Asphyx achieved a short-lived return for “On The Wings Of Inferno” (2000) with the same line-up.

SOULBURN was dead, buried, but not forgotten...

And now, 16 years after their debut album, the blackened Death Metal merchants return to the surface by signing a new worldwide recording agreement with Century Media Records in their new line-up shape that again features the core of Eric Daniels (guitars) and Bob Bagchus (drums), teaming up with Twan van Geel (Flesh Made Sin, Legion Of The Damned) as vocalist/bassist and Remco Kreft (Grand Supreme Blood Court, Nailgun Massacre, Xenomorph) as second guitarist.

SOULBURN’s drummer and founder Bob Bagchus checked in with the following comment about their return: “Bringing SOULBURN back to life was a natural thing to do since the inspiration was huge, more than ever before. Playing the old songs as well as the new incantations is a blessing. The riffs and thus the songs kept coming and coming and we knew we were on the right track. The new deal with our longtime label Century Media Records was the next logical step…”

SOULBURN’s sophomore album, “The Suffocating Darkness”, will be released on November 17th, 2014 via Century Media Records. The album was recorded with Harry Wijering (Harrow Productions), mix/mastering duties were taken over by Dan Swanö (Unisound Recordings) and the artwork was designed by Timo Ketola as well as Roberto Toderico.

SOULBURN will also be debuting on stages in their new incarnation as of this very weekend, when they perform at three special and long sold-old shows together with old school Death Metal comrades Bolt Thrower and Morgoth in Germany. A next appearance at 2015’s edition of Neurotic Deathfest has been already announced as well.

SOULBURN live + Bolt Thrower & Morgoth:
21.09.2014 Bremen (Germany) - Schlachthof * Sold out!
22.09.2014 Essen (Germany) - Weststadthalle * Sold out!
23.09.2014 Berlin (Germany) - SO36 * Sold out!

SOULBURN live 2015:
17.-19.04.2015 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013 / Neurotic Deathfest
+ Bloodbath, Immolation, Benighted, Tribulation and many more.

Look out for more SOULBURN shows to be confirmed soon…

More details about “The Suffocating Darkness” as well as first sound samples will be available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned…

Twan van Geel - vocals/bass
Remco Kreft - guitar
Eric Daniels - guitar
Bob Bagchus - drums

Soulburn (Demo) – 1996
Feeding On Angels– 1998
The Suffocating Darkness – 2014


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Wednesday, 24 September 2014


The long-awaited debut album of London’s finest heavy metal band is out now!AMULET’s “The First” is one fine piece of masterfully crafted rock music with the brawling street spirit of the heydays of British heavy metal.

To celebrate, the band will be playing a special launch show this Saturday 27th September at the Boston Music Room in London, supporting legendary 80’s metallers GRIM REAPER. AMULET says:

“"We're honoured to support Steve Grimmett's GRIM REAPER again (after playing with them in Belgium recently) as the Release Show for our debut album. Grim Reaper are a rightfully legendary band who never gave up on the real Heavy Metal feeling. They're also always completely devastating live so we know everyone who comes is going to have an amazing evening! Dark Forest are also brilliant live and we'll be busting out new material that is live-honed. Maybe The Hangman will make a special appearance too. Definitely not one to be missed, and we will have the only UK copies our LP 'The First' for sale - which is pretty tasty itself!"!"

Tickets for the show are available at http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/125949

“The First” is available on LP (gatefold cover, fold-out inlay, heavy vinyl), CD and as digital download. Get to the record store/mailorder of your choice or head to Amazon http://smarturl.it/AmuletAmazonUK to order yours.

If you cannot find the LP version of “The First” at your usual mailorder, order your copy directly from the baqnd. Just send an email to: amuletukmetal@gmail.com

Limited colored vinyl can be exclusively purchased at CM Distro US (transparent-blue vinyl, limited to 100 copies) and Highroller Records (clear vinyl, limited to 100 copies). Be quick.
“The First” LP tracklist:

Side 1
Evil Cathedral
Glint Of The Knife
The Gauntlet
Bloody Night
Heathen Castle
The Flight

Side 2
The Sacrifice
Mark Of Evil
Wicked 'n Cruel
Black Candle
Trip Forever

The CD version of “The First” includes a cover version of Coven’s “Wicked Woman” as bonus.

Don’t forget to check out the brand new song “Mark Of Evil” of AMULET at Soundcloud:

Amulet line-up:
Jamie Elton - vocals
Heathen Steven - guitar
Nippy Blackford - guitar
Bill Dozer - bass
Dave Sherwood on Drums – drums

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