Friday, September 30, 2011

PTAHIL: Indiana Black Metallers To Release Debut Via Wraith Productions

Artwork + Track Listing Revealed; New Song To Premiere On KDVS This Weekend
Conceived from the minds of multi-instrumentalists Mhaghnuis and Luathca, PTAHIL's uncompromising full-length debut, For His Satanic Majesty’s Glory, is slated for release via new label home, Wraith Productions on November 14, 2011. Composed and recorded in complete adversarial ritual, For His Satanic Majesty’s Glory is a transmigration through chaotic boundaries never before unveiled and an imposing assault of Satanic black/punk/doom metal on the senses. View the cover art HERE

For His Satanic Majesty’s Glory Track Listing:
1. The Great Satan
2. For His Satanic Majesty's Glory
3. The Black Fire
4. Lilitu
5. Regards Foreman Exu
6. The Black Flag Of Total Death
7. Deathwish
8. World Ablaze
9. The Gate To The Kliphotic Anti-World

This weekend, KDVS' Raise The Dead will host a live interview with Mhaghnuis and premiere new track "Lilitu." Don't miss the live stream on Saturday at 12:00am PST/3:00am EST. Check it out HERE. You'll also be able to listen to it at the KDVS archive HERE.

PTAHIL's involvement is Illumination through Satanic Gnosticism! Black Metal charged with adversarial ritual and spirituality, sworn to the Anti-Cosmic Chaos and the perpetuation towards the death of ALL life.

Lyrically manuscripted from Satanic introspection and musically composed from dissonant flagellation. 

BRAINSTORM: „On The Spur Of The Moment“ – OUT NOW!

Finally! Today „On The Spur Of The Moment“, the new studio album of Swabia´s power metal masters BRAINSTORM, is released!

Two years after „Memorial Roots“ the band presents their new piece of work which is 100% typical BRAINSTORM and will amaze every fan.

If you want to get some insight on the creation of the album, check out the “making of” videos:
Part 1 (drums)
Part 2 (guitar, w/Todde)
Part 3 (guitar, w/ Milan)
Part 4 (bass)
Part 5 (Andy)

The songs „Below The Line“ and „Where Your Actions Lead You To Live“ have been made available for streaming before, the same goes the official video , filmed for the track „In These Walls“

On The Spur Of The Moment“ is available as CD, limited digipak (incl. 2 bonus tracks) and limited fan box (limited to 666 copies only) which includes a big poster flag, the album´s digipak version, a sticker and a signed autograph card.

BENEDICTUM is Pick of the Week on 10/1 Episode of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show

On Saturday night's (Oct 1) episode of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show, co-host Don Jamieson will announce BENEDICTUM as his pick of the week!  The hit heavy metal talk show airs at 11:00 p.m. Eastern / 8:00 p.m. Pacific. Be sure to tune in! Read more about That Metal Show at this location.

BENEDICTUM vocalist Veronica Freeman made this comment, "The band is extremely honored by this recognition and we would like to urge all of our fans to tune into That Metal Show this weekend and show your support." 

THAT METAL SHOW distills decades of your favorite hard rock and heavy metal into a solid sixty minutes. Hosted by Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson. Oh, and we're the Metal God's favorite show. So we've got that going for us... Which is nice.    

Heavy metal powerhouse BENDICTUM will be performing tonight at Club 910 in Tempe, AZ and tomorrow (10/1) at House of Rock in El Paso, TX. The band will also be performing at Pathfinder MetalFest III on November 11, which will take place at The Local at Sidelines. Information for all of these events can be found here.

HEARTLESS: Track From Upcoming Southern Lord Debut Streaming At Stereokiller

A brand new track from Hell Is Other People, the debut full-length from Pittsburgh-based hardcore squad HEARTLESS, is now live for your auditory abuse, courtesy of Stereokiller. The second track from the album, "Resuscitate/Suffocate" is a prime example of HEARTLESS' ultra-brutalizing musical nature; purely hateful aggression as displayed through pummeling, morose, low-end/high-speed riffage.

Unleash "Resuscitate/Suffocate" RIGHT HERE.

Pittsburgh hardcore warriors HEARTLESS will drop their debut full-length Hell Is Other People via Southern Lord debut on November 8th with an LP pressing to follow shortly after. HEARTLESS’ sound is exactly what their moniker implies; brutal, suffocating, and void of remorse. Bellowing with sinister, mayhem that diehards of metallic hardcore in the vein of Integrity, Cursed or Nails, rushing with crust/powerviolence intensity. Hell Is Other People propels thirteen intense tracks at the listener in barely twenty-one minutes, and bears bleak cover art under the creation of Brian D'Agosta of Gostworks.

Hell Is Other People Track Listing:
1. Clean Slate
2. Resuscitate/Suffocate
3. Cede
4. Late
5. Undulations
6. Tight Grip
7. Deject
8. Pathogen
9. Out of Focus
10. Cast Down
11. Blinders
12. Cop Out
13. Hard Feelings

HEARTLESS are preparing to hit the road with cohorts Full Of Hell this Autumn/Winter in support of the album, so be prepared for updates on the album and tour in the coming weeks.

Rammstein 4th concert in Berlin!

Rammstein have just confirmed an additional concert in the O2 World Berlin on 15th December 2011. Ticket pre-sale starts now, exclusively at Rammsteinshop.

GODS AND QUEENS: Fall European Tour Confirmed Three Releases Now Streaming

Philadelphia-based indie bandits GODS AND QUEENS have confirmed a new date European tour, set to take place through most of November and into December, with twenty-five shows confirmed at press time. Having already toured Europe four times since 2009 -- three of the trips fully self-booked -- this latest venture sees the band again taking their angular, nonconformist rock and unpredictable live show to European fans, invading underworld venues they’ve antagonized previously as well as new scenes.

GODS AND QUEENS have almost been killed driving off a cliff in the Massif Central region of France, accidentally stabbed their European driver early this year, resulting in 38 stitches, and once finished a five-week tour of Europe with a broken-footed drummer. Besides headlining several of their own DIY-booked Euro tours, they’ve also toured stateside with Coliseum, Blacklisted, Young Widows and more. Their live shows consist of a raucous blend of volume and seriousness, blatant antagonism aimed directly towards the audience, or ditching their own songs mid-set to play the entire Land Speed record by Hüsker Dü.

The GODS AND QUEENS lineup is led by guitar/vocals Jamie Getz (ex-Lickgoldensky, ex-Versoma), joined by bassist Ben Roysden (Fire In the Hearts And Minds) and drummer Jeff Ziga (Armalite, Affirmative Action Jackson). Existing in their own musical purgatory -- too heavy to be an idie rock band, yet too indie rock to be a heavy band -- they play noisy, melodic rock, not far off from, and directly influenced by 1990′s stalwarts Unwound, Lowercase, June Of 44, Lush or Lungfish, yet they mostly get booked on metal shows. With releases out via Robotic Empire, Adagio830 and Sons Of Vesta, all records in the GODS AND QUEENS catalog are Untitled, and all of their song titles are "Untitled" followed by a number. Stream all three Untitled records now on their Bandcamp page.

GODS AND QUEENS November 2011 European Tour:
11/09/2011 La Miroiterie - Paris, France
11/10/2011 Le Bar des Capucins - Lyon, France
11/11/2011 Edoné - Bergamo, Italy
11/12/2011 Arci Valverde - Forli, Italy
11/13/2011 Borederline - Pisa, Italy
11/15/2011 TBA - Koper, Slovenia
11/16/2011 Radio Student FM 89.3 - Ljublijana, Slovenia *early show  - Jamie solo/acoustic set
11/16/2011 Pekarna - Dvorana Gustaf Maribor, Slovenia
11/17/2011 Menza Pri Koritu - Ljubljana, Slovenia
11/18/2011 Medika - Zagreb, Croatia
11/19/2011 Kino Bosna - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovnia
11/21/2011 TBA - Split, Croatia
11/22/2011 Széfra - Budapest, Hungary
11/23/2011 Venster 99 - Vienna, Austria
11/24/2011 SUB - Graz, Austria
11/25/2011 AZ Conni - Dresden, Germany
11/26/2011 Saechsischer Bahnhof - Gera, Germany *early show
11/27/2011 Schokoladen - Berlin, Germany *early show
11/28/2011 Exhaus - Trier, Germany
11/29/2011 Waldmeister - Solingen, Germany
11/30/2011 AZ - Aachen, Germany
12/01/2011 De Onderbroek - Nijmegen, Netherlands
12/02/2011 Secret Spot - Oostende, Belgium
12/03/2011 Vera - Groningen, Netherlands *free show
12/04/2011 ACU - Utrecht, Netherlands *early show

Stay tuned for more updates on the band’s upcoming European tour as more dates are confirmed.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

M-DAY BRAGA 2011 | SÁBADO 01 OUTUBRO | Tiguana Bibles, Matilha, Anti-Karaoke e muito mais na festa do Dia Internacional da Música em Braga

Comemoração do Dia Internacional da Música em Braga – 01 Outubro 2011.

Iniciativa promovida pelo Núcleo de Apoio às Artes Musicais que pretende dinamizar a cultura musical bracarense e dar a conhecer diversos artistas jovens do distrito nas mais variadas vertentes artísticas.As comemorações incluem várias atividades relacionadas com música, animação de rua, projeções audiovisuais, convívio e muita participação jovem, pretendendo um envolvimento multi-cultural entre diversas associações.

02:00 - 04:00 – M-party | RE:BI:BLE @ Beco Com Saída
00:00 - 01:00 – M-live | TIGUANA BIBLES @ Estúdio 22
23:00 - 23:40 – M-live | MATILHA @ Estúdio 22
21:30 - 23:00 – M-action | ANTI-KARAOKE NOTURNO @ Campo Vinha – Largo Sé
20:00 - 21:30 – M-donalds | MANJAR TROVADORESCO @ Campo da Vinha
16:00 - 20:00 – M-action | ANTI-KARAOKE DIURNO @ Arco Porta Nova – Campo Vinha

EAST OF THE WALL Present New Track Via NPR More Fall Tour Dates Confirmed

Today, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered blog is streaming “False Build,” the fourth track from EAST OF THE WALL’s upcoming third full-length, The Apologist. The five-and-a-half-minute track makes it evident that the band’s songwriting is at its strongest to date on this album.

Hear the continually morphing “False Build” now at NPR.

EAST OF THE WALL also released the track “Whiskey Sipper” from the album several weeks ago via MetalSucks.

Recorded by Andrew Schneider at Translator Audio in Brooklyn (Cave In, Pelican, Keelhaul, Unsane, Rosetta), The Apologist surges with nearly fifty minutes of EAST OF THE WALL's trademark challenging progressive metallic prowess, and is approaching release on Octobrer 25th on CD/digital via Translation Loss and for double 12" via Antithetic Records. The CD is available for preorder here and the LP here.

EAST OF THE WALL’s month-long self-booked American tour kicks off in conjunction with the release of The Apologist on October 21st with more shows still being confirmed at this time. The band are still seeking help in some regions so if you can help book a show in one of the noted areas please contact earsplitpr[@] or band[@]

EAST OF THE WALL Confirmed Tour Dates:
9/30/2011 Court Tavern - New Brunswick, NJ w/ Sydbarret, A Fucking Elephant, The Sun The Moon The Stars
10/01/2011 Mexicali - Teaneck, NJ w/ Jolly, Thank You Scientist

EAST OF THE WALL Fall 2011 Tour:
w/ Goes Cube, White Arms Of Athena, Meek Is Murder, more
10/21/2011 The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ [record release] w/ Abacinate, The Ghost In Black And White
10/22/2011 Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY [record release] w/ Dysrhythmia, Meek Is Murder, City of Ships
10/24/2011 Vintage Vinyl - Fords, NJ [record release]
10/25/2011 Gooski's - Pittsburg, PA w/ Tidal Arms
10/26/2011 Annabell’s Bar & Lounge - Akron, OH w/ Tidal Arms
10/27/2011 ***Booking help needed*** Indianapolis/Fort Wayne, IN or Detroit, MI w/ Tidal Arms
10/28/2011 Memories - Chicago, IL w/ Tidal Arms
10/29/2011 Stages Live - Waterloo, IA w/ Iron Thrones
10/30/2011 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN w/ Iron Thrones
10/31/2011 The New Direction - Fargo, ND w/ Iron Thrones
11/01/2011 Latitude 44 - Sioux Falls, SD
11/02/2011 The Bourbon Theater - Lincoln, NE w/ Masses
11/03/2011 Old Curtis Street Bar - Denver, CO w/ Goes Cube, Adai, Iron Horse
11/04/2011 Rock Bottom Bar - Rock Springs, WY w/ Goes Cube
11/05/2011 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Goes Cube, I Am The Ocean
11/06/2011 Jub Jub's Thirst Parlor - Reno, NV w/ Goes Cube
11/07/2011 ***Booking help needed*** San Francisco/Oakland/Sacramento/Bakersfield, CA w/ Goes Cube
11/08/2011 Coconuts - Capistrano Beach, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall, White Arms Of Athena
11/09/2011 Vacation Vinyl - Los Angeles, CA (early show)
11/09/2011 Three Clubs - Los Angeles, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall, White Arms Of Athena
11/10/2011 TBA - Phoenix, AZ w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/11/2011 Warehouse 21 - Albuquerque, NM w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/12/2011 ***Booking help needed*** Amarillo/Lubbock, TX w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/13/2011 The Door - Dallas, TX w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/14/2011 ***Booking help needed***- Little Rock, AR w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/15/2011 The Squeaky Lizard - Hattiesburg, MS w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/16/2011 ***Booking help needed*** New Orleans/Pensacola/Birmingham
11/17/2011 The Farside - Tallahasse, FL w/ Dickicker
11/18/2011 Cool Hand Luc's - Fort Myers, FL w/ Dickicker
11/19/2011 Will's Pub - Orlando w/ Dickicker
11/20/2011 Club 2 Ten - Savannah, GA w/ Meek Is Murder, Howler, Indian Giver
11/21/2011 The Milestone - Charlotte, NC w/ Meek Is Murder, Mr. Invisible
11/22/2011 TBA - Richmond, VA w/ Meek Is Murder

"Imagine the metallic flourishes of the math-rock band Don Caballero lasting much longer, the bombastic gruff of Botch injected with melody, and some super-tight, jazz-inspired guitar work." - NPR

"... The Apologist is the same but different; the same wonky, jazzy, proggy via post-hardcore East of the Wall-isms that made Ressentiment (and its predecessor Farmer’s Almanac) so endearing, but done in new ways, evolved to the next level, more ambitious." - MetalSucks

"It’s progressive metal in the truest sense of the word. This album is as raw and musically uncompromising as they come." - Alternative Matter

THE HORDE Post Two Songs On; Continue Path of Destruction

Viking thrashers THE HORDE have made two songs from their newest album, Thy Blackened Reign available for streaming on To check out "War God" and "Vengeance For A King" visit The band's second album, Thy Blackened Reign marries monstrous groove with fierce Viking Thrash for a sound that's both destructive and impossible to resist. Thy Blackened Reign is out now on Stormspell Records.   

The Horde is currently waging a campaign of destruction across the Midwest.

Remaining dates are as follows: 
Sept 29th - Dubuque, IA @ Off Minor w/ Dredge and Wisconsin Death Squad
Sept 30th - Appleton, WI  @ Maritime w/ Wisconsin Death Squad and Jaundice
Oct 1st - Milwaukee, WI @ On The Limiter w/Sadistic Passage, Burial Ritual, FSA and Wisconsin Death Squad) 

Oct 6th - Fort Madison, IA @ Vinny's w/ Chupacabra
Oct 7th - Topeka, KS @ The Boobie Trap w/ Dark Apostle
Oct 8th - St. Louis, MO @ The FUBAR w/Thor Hammer & Black Fast  

Oct 13th - Peoria, IL  @ Brass Rail w/ Akashah, Sick and TBA
Oct 14th - Muncie, IN  @ Heorot Pub w/ MAAX and TBA
Oct 15th - Champaign, IL @ The Phoenix w/ Morgue Supplier, Low Twelve and  
7 Year Existence

Oct 21st -  Moline, IL @ Rascals w/ Helmsplitter, Chiefton 3 and Electric Machete
Oct 22nd - Iowa City, IA @ Gabes with Bible of the Devil and TBA

Oct 28th - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews with Impaler
Oct 29th - Chicago, IL @ Red Line Tap with Impaler  

THE HORDE was formed in 2006 and released their debut album From Empire to Ashes via Scenester Credential Records in June of 2008.  Their new album was engineered, mixed and mastered by John Hopkins and John Svec at Minstrel Studios in Iowa City, IA using old school technology married with new school production values.

Check out THE HORDE live at Central Illinois Metalfest 2011.   

Video - VAN CANTO - Primo Victoria feat. Joakim Brodén (Sabaton)

NapalmRecords just uploaded a new video called VAN CANTO - Primo Victoria feat. Joakim Brodén (Sabaton) | Napalm Records

Korn feat. Skrillex - "Get Up"

RoadrunnerRecords just uploaded a new video called Korn feat. Skrillex - "Get Up" from The Path Of Totality, in stores December 6.

SEVEN WITCHES Guitarist Jack Frost Featured In New Instructional Course Band To Open For Armored Saint This Fall

Epic Rhythm Guitar Power, the new instructional DVD course from Guitar Control featuresSEVEN WITCHES mainman/guitar wizard Jack Frost giving in-depth lessons on "the four big secrets to epic rhythm guitar power." The epic three-DVD/26-page tab package is broken down into four sections:
Big Rhythm Secret #1 - "Borrow From The Legends"
Big Rhythm Secret #2 - "Create An Epic Wall Of Sonic Power"
Big Rhythm Secret #3 - "Master The Right Hand"
Big Rhythm Secret #4 - "Bring On The 'Frostitude'" 
Check out a video sample HERE or below.

For more info and to order, go to THIS LOCATION.
SEVEN WITCHES will be supporting legendary metallers ARMORED SAINT on three special East Coast dates later this fall. 

Commented Frost: "I am stoked to do this run of dates with my brothers in Armored Saint. This is a killer paring for the East Coast, but for me it’s a dream come true. Not only am I a fan of Saint’s music, but there are so many family ties with those guys since Joey Vera for several years played bass -- on albums and live -- in SEVEN WITCHES and he has mastered, engineered, and/or mixed on all the WITCHES albums since Exiled To Infinity And One in 2002. It's gonna be a fun night and WITCHES will try our best to warm you all up for the mighty Saint. This is also a very special for us because it will be a one-time run with this special lineup. We will be playing new music from our latest album Call Upon The Wicked, the classics we are known for, plus dusting off a few we haven’t played in a while." 

SEVEN WITCHES w/ Armored Saint:
11/30/2011 Ollie's Point Bar - Amityville, NY
12/02/2011 Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
12/03/2011 The Studio at Webster Hall - New York, NY

SEVEN WITCHES Touring Lineup (for AS dates) 
Alan Tecchio (Hades , Non Fiction, Autumn Hour ) - Vocals
Paul Marciano (Die Hard Till Death, ex- Belladonna ) - Drums
Mike Lepond (Symphony X) - Bass
Jack Frost (Bronx Casket Com., ex - Savatage, Lizzy Borden, Belladonna ) - Guitar

SEVEN WITCHES recently released their Call Upon the Wicked full-length in North America via FrostByte Records. Call Upon The Wicked was recorded at Lickman Studios by Frost with co-producers Mike LePond and Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning), who also mixed the record. 

"SEVEN WITCHES is a major force in keeping this style and the roots alive and in ass kicking headbanging metal, this is pure heavy metal thunder the '80s way, anthemic, hellraising, and adrenalizing..." -- Hellride

“Call Upon the Wicked is solid, especially if you’re looking for potent prog-power metal.
" -- Metal Underground

"..a keeper for those who appreciate classic metal." -- Sea Of Tranquility





MEGADETH, easily one of the most recognized and culturally significant names in hard rock music for the past three decades, are excited to re-launch for the first time since 2008 their critically acclaimed package festival GIGANTOUR.  The multi-artist bill--with metal heavyweights MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL all personally picked by MUSTAINE--will kick off in early 2012 with dates tentatively set for late January through early March.  GIGANTOUR was founded by MEGADETHfrontman DAVE MUSTAINE in 2005 and was last in the U.S. in May 2008.  Stay tuned for official tour dates and on-sale information. 

MEGADETH’s thirteenth album--appropriately titled TH1RT3EN--will be releasedNovember 1 via Roadrunner Records.  On, TH1RT3ENMUSTAINE and the band continue to sharpen their attack, taking down leaders who sell false truths; Megadethtap right into the collective paranoia of modern times.  The new release follows up 2009's ENDGAMEwhich was one of the most celebrated albums of the pioneering band's storied career. Anticipation is high and fans are anxious for a taste of new music from the legends, who have sold over 25 million albums globally throughout the course of their career.  The album’s first single is the volcanic “Public Enemy No. 1.”

The band--singer/guitarist DAVE MUSTAINE, bassist DAVE ELLEFSON, guitaristCHRIS BRODERICK and drummer SHAWN DROVER--recently performed at Yankee Stadium for one of only two U.S. BIG 4 shows, with Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer.  Of their performance, the New York Times’ Ben Ratliff said, “…as always, he [Mustaine] was fascinating to watch: serious and flinty-voiced, a generous and hard-working guitar player, as he traded off solos with Chris Broderick…(9/15/11).”  Jim Farber of the New York Daily News said, “Songs performed here, like ‘Peace Sells...But Who's Buying’ ideally calibrated melody and mania. ‘Symphony Of Destruction’ remains a classic of crunch. Such songs also boast an individual point of view, combinin g Mustaine's political rants with his psychological self-assaults.”

Dave Mustaine is proud of the music put forth on the new recording, saying, "This record is the culmination of my work over the 13 records I recorded. There are moments on TH1RT3EN that capture my every emotion, and other moments where I am releasing feelings I never knew existed!  My proudest moments of my musical career are captured on TH1RT3EN.”  TH1RT3EN also marks the recorded return of bassist Dave Ellefson who was part of the band's classic lineup from 1983 to 2002. In a move that delighted the band's legion of diehards, Ellefson returned to performing live with Megadeth in early 2010 and has remained a fixture on the stage ever since. This is the first time Ellefson has played on a Megadeth record since 2002's Rude Awakening.

The new album’s title has several levels of meaning.  Dave Mustaine, who first picked up an axe at the age of 13, told (backstage at Yankee Stadium): "I was born on September 13th; this is my thirteenth record. It just seemed like it was the right thing to do to call it TH1RT3EN."  See it here:or below. 

GIGANTOUR is a chance to, as MUSTAINE says, tour with like-minded artists “that play heavy music in a high-energy environment,” with a fan-friendly ticket price.  He founded the tour in 2005 and invited such artists as Anthrax, Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Lamb of God, Opeth, Static-X and In Flames to join MEGADETH.  ForLACUNA COIL, GIGANTOUR 2012 marks a return to the tour, as they performed on the 2007 Australian tour; the Italian heavy metal group’s singer CRISTINA SCABBIAalso appeared on MEGADETH’s 2007 re-recording of their song “A Tout Le Monde” check it out below.

With nine Grammy nominations under their bullet belts and having enjoyed five consecutive Platinum and multi-Platinum certifications, as well as seven Gold certifications during their career, MEGADETH need no introduction. They've essentially written the book on heavy metal and hard rock, gaining momentum with each critically lauded release.  In 2010, MUSTAINE released his first book, Mustaine:  A Heavy Metal Memoir, which hit the New York Times bestseller list in hardcover (and is now being re-released in paperback).  In a review, the Toronto Globe & Mail said, “Dave Mustaine’s memoir is the narrative of a struggling, hard-won music career. It is also a story of survival, redemption and faith…Dave Mustaine is a legend in heavy metal; he has written music that has inspired generations of fans, and he has p roven that with faith, anything is possible. Transcending simple religion and music, Mustaine’s Heavy Metal Memoir will leave you moved and inspired (8/25/10).”