Everything Heavy Metal: 2012

Interview With Jig-Ai

Interview with: Brain (guitars, vocals)
 
What is the Metal scene like in the Czech Republic?
     "It is good in general. We have a lot of bands here, well known festivals such as Obscene Extreme or Brutal Assault and many local shows across the whole country."

What is Grindcore?
     "For me it is the most powerfull and energic music I have ever played. Kind of a lifestyle. Good friends all over the world..."

What was it like doing the split vinyl with ASS TO MOUTH?
     "We have been friends for a long time. We played many shows together and also did Tour de Polgne with them in 2007 where we planned that split. The rest was easy, record that, release that."

What is the future of the band?
     "To make a new CD, play some shows, have a lot of fun for us and our fans."

Arch Enemy – Video For ‘Cruelty Without Beauty’



Arch Enemy’s ‘Khaos Legions’ campaign gathers more steam as the band announce a new video for the song ‘Cruelty Without Beauty’ from the bands latest album ‘Khaos Legions’. Vocalist Angela Gossow of the Sweden based melodic death metal quintet comments, “I’m very pleased we got this video done for one of my favourite songs off the ‘Khaos Legions’ album. The video is quite raw and extreme as it reflects the lyrics very well I believe, dealing with a subject matter close to my heart – animal cruelty and vivisection.”
Angela adds, “We want to thank the good folks at Peta2, Hardforce, Metalitalia and The Metal Circus for supporting a serious subject. All of us have been well aware that a video like this doesn’t find everybody’s acceptance. But rock music was always more than guitar riffs – it’s also the voice of the voiceless.”
This autumn will be see the band trail blaze across European soil with 4 shows in Spain with special support from extreme metal legends Voivod. The year will close with a South America tour ending in Mexico City (where despite the Mayan Calendar the world doesn’t end).
05/10/12 – Hell Inside Festival, Würzburg – Germany
10/10/12 – L’Usine, Geneva – Switzerland
12/10/12 – Blackout Rock Club, Rome – Italy
13/10/12 – Fillmore Live Club, Piacenza – Italy
14/10/12 – Z7, Pratteln – Switzerland
16/10/12 – Gemeindesaal, Kundl – Austria
17/10/12 – Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg – Germany
19/10/12 – Kulturfabrik, Krefeld – Germany
21/10/12 – Le Bataclan, Paris – France
23/10/12 – Totem, Pamplona – Spain
25/10/12 – Capitol, Santiago de Compostela – Spain
26/10/12 – La Riviera, Madrid – Spain
27/10/12 – Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona – Spain
21/11/12 – Teatro Caupolican, Santiago – Chile
23/11/12 – Teatro Flores, Buenos Aires – Argentina
25/11/12 – Carioca Club, Sao Paulo – Brazil
27/11/12 – Club Platense, Montevideo – Uruguay
29/11/12 – Centro De Convenciones Scencia De La Molina, Lima – Peru
01/12/12 – Club Peppers, San José – Costa Rica
04/12/12 – Circo Volador, Mexico City – Mexico

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Interview with Asaroth

 
Why did you start this band?
     "Basically we start Asaroth for the simple fact of having a band. Almost all the members have already had a band, but we try to make this one the most serious, sincere and productive project so far."

What inspires your music?
     "In first instance, all our music influences make that we could write some riffs and songs. But others things like feelings (hate and contempt mainly), experiences and even movies or books, can make it all happen."

When should we expect to see a full-length album?
     "We have written two songs for a full-length album but because of other individual projects the band has been somewhat inactive so we could not advance in terms of composition. However, we expect at the end of the 2013 the album will be ready."

How do you feel about you Demo "Genocidio Christiano" and EP "Idolos de Ignorancia"?
     "The experience with “Genocidio Cristiano” was quite pleasant. It was the first recording of the band (and for most, the first recording of our life) and did that all members get linked better since we did the artwork, design, mix, mastering and production. The good reception over Mexico and other countries like Peru, U.S.A. and France makes easier to us to play in several cities of our country.
     With “Idolos de Ignorancia”, the things were different. After many changes of line-up finally the band had stability and we start to record this EP. The process was very slow almost one year between recordings, artwork, mixing, mastering, production and get some copies from the printing. The good of it was that the sound achieved was better than the demo. The presentation and the reception were good but, for the “hiatus” in which we are currently, the promotion has been a little forgotten."

How would you describe your music?
      "Basically we play Death/Black Metal with some touches of Thrash Metal. In terms not musical, we try to sound like an expression of destruction, war, hate, rebellion and make with it that the Christianity and the others religions get crumble."
 
What is the message behind your music?
     "The first idea of the band was express anti-Christianity. But as we mature as a band we try to send a message of liberation from religions trough any possible method to materialize as human beyond the submissive beings exposing in our lyrics the abominations, lies and inconsistencies behind religion, their preachers, followers and other beings corrupters of the world."
 
What are the goals for the band?
     "Actually we’re ending the recording of three songs from a Split album with the band Chainsaw called “Devouring Christianity”. We hope the CD be released at the end of this year only need work on the mastering of our songs, artwork and production. After that we retake the composition, doing some shows at the beginning of the 2013 and in the middle of the same year be ready to enter to the studio to record the first full-length."

Interview: Zimon from A Thousand Reasons

Can you give a short history of the band?
    Zimon: The band was born at the end of 2009, from my idea. I left my old band (Scarecrown) and after I realized I needed to do something new in music, something new that started from myself, to express my vision of music, and I started to write some new stuff. Blackie, listen my materials and joined in the project, as guitarist and vocals. After 3 month of production, the first EP "Strength and Fight" was released. 

Do the name have any meaning?
     Zimon: The meaning of the name is simple, a thousand reasons is one of my favorite song of Disfear from the album Misanthropic Generation. An other meaning is the fact that with "a thousand reasons" we can get to do many things, good or bad in our life."

On the band's facebook it say that you are working on the bands first full album how is that going?
     Zimon: "After about one year from the release of the EP, at the end of 2011, we started to write some new stuff, but at the moment the pre-production is stopped. A Thousand Reasons is only a sideproject, I've another band called Overunit Machine, and we're
working so hard to release the new album for the next year."

What should we expect it to sound like?
     Zimon: "The sound of the new songs is improved, more aggressive and powerfull, more experimental, will be a sort of concept album about the evolution of humanity and all the consequences behind it."

When should we expect the release?
     Zimon:" "Sin.Thesis" is the title of the album, but I don't know when will be release, maybe some previews of new songs will be release next year."

What are you going to do to support this album?
     Zimon: "As mentioned above, first of all, will be release a preview of 2 or 3 songs to see the response of these, and meanwhile we'll search a label.
Also I hope to complete the line-up to promote our music onstage"

Interview: Alex from I Am War

How is this band differ from other bands in punk/hardcore?
Our band is just about creating brutal honest music. Brandan and I have diverse musical backgrounds and like all sorts of music. We are just about kicking ass and taking names, we don't care if people like it. Some bands worry about that. We don't.

What was the game plan going to record the band's debut album "Outlive You All"?
We wanted to record 13-16 songs that were well under 3 minutes long. Really raw angry shitkickers that make you want to break stuff.

What's your favorite song off the album?
I like "Plug Me In". It's about listening to hardcore punk and metal as a kid and how pumped up and alive it made me feel. It's about still getting that feeling to this day as well.

When should expect some more music?
Well our record is out 8/28/2012 so we don't have plans to record for a while.

Who are your idols and why?
My mother and father for being honest good people and working hard to provide a good life for each other and their children. Not the most metal answer, but it's the truth. I don't worship people in bands.

Interview: Richard Medina from Occision

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Band: Occision
Genre: Death Metal
Year Formed: 1991
Location: Arizona
Members: Richard Medina- Vocals
Charles Watson- Guitar, Vocals
Josh Cummings- Bass, Vocals
Jesse Johnson- Drums
 

Interview Though Email With Richard Medina

 
 

Why was this band started?
     "The band was started in 1991 by a group of good friends to create its own unique form of death metal. Of course, that is when death metal was really starting to come into its own and we were influenced by a lot of the bands coming out at the time, bands like Suffocation, Carcass, Immolation, Autopsy, etc. Being such good friends is the reason for the bands longevity and why we are still going at it harder than ever today, even more determined than we were in the early days. I mean, the band has had its different eras, so to speak, but the main core of the band has always been friends and has always been together.
     The original line up consisted of Charles Watson- guitar, Byron Watson- bass, Jesse Johnson- drums, and Shawn Brian- vocals, I joined the band in 1995 when the band amicably parted ways with Shawn. In the really late ‘90’s, the band went on hiatus for while and came back in the early 2000’s as a 3 piece with Charles, Jesse, and adding Josh Cummings on bass. I rejoined the band in 2010 and we have been working hard at it ever since, playing several shows and recording a brand new album “Defying Temporal Limits of Existence”. This is a new era for the band and we plan on doing whatever it takes to get our name back out there and be successful."

What is it like being signed to a label?
     "Actually, we are not signed long term to our current label, Anopsys/Inherited Suffering Records, we are just working with them on this new release for now, with the possibility of future releases. Our main goal is to get this new album out there and give ourselves a chance to possibly work with a bigger label that could get this band to where it wants to be. Anopsys fully supports this and will do whatever it takes to get our name back out there and promote, they have been great to work with and we certainly wouldn’t mind doing more releases with them in the meantime."

What is the overall theme of the bands music?
     "Well, being death metal, our main theme for a lot of years was murder, which is pretty typical of the music. It started that way with the first album “Creative Butchery”, then really went serial killer, in the first person, for the second album “Killing is Instinct, the Pleasure Lies in Murder”, but we have really grown throughout the years and have changed it up a bit, not so gory and little more story driven. I actually think that the name of our albums have really described our overall theme very well, so in this new era of the band, our new album “Defying Temporal Limits of Existence” really describes our current theme. Basically, human extinction and transcending death to become more than human, that sums it up pretty well. Of course, it will be ever changing as we like to keep things fresh, but the core theme, death, will always be part of it."

How do you feel about the bands last album "Defying Temporal Limits of Existence"
     "We are actually extremely proud of this new album, it is very different than anything we have ever done, and by far, the best production we have ever had on an album. I think that we really showed our versatility on this album, its not the straight up brutal death metal like it used to be, we have added different elements such as thrash, black metal, and acoustics, to go with the brutality. We have come a long way from our last album, we have matured a lot musically and believe that this album shows that we are capable of different things and that we will continue to grow."

How does that album differ from the music the band was making in 1991?
     "It is like night and day, we have grown so much over the years and are just writing better music now. Much like I said in my last answer, its not just about being as brutal as we can be, we are much more diverse now and are trying different things, incorporating different styles, giving the listener some variety instead of sounding the same every song. We have also incorporated multiple vocals, our guitar player Charles contributes his high vocals in nearly every song and our bass player Josh has also added his vocals to a few of the songs. In all of the previous albums, there has only been one vocalist, so that has also added to what we do now. I listen to our other albums and it doesn’t even sound like the same band, we are so happy with the direction the band has taken."

When should we expect some new music?
     "Right now we are working in a new second guitarist, so once he has learned all of the songs and we do a few shows, we will begin writing new music. We are already excited to start recording again, and we just finished this new album, we are talking about maybe doing an EP early next year with a few new songs, rerecording an older song off of our second album, and possibly a cover. That will probably lead to recording a brand new album as well, hopefully for a bigger label, if we just don’t do that anyway instead of the EP. So yes, we will definitely have new music out in 2013."

Doing any touring?
     "Right now, there are no plans of touring in the near future, but we certainly hope to be on the road sometime next year. We would like to try and find us a touring agent, which may come with a different label, as we haven’t had much experience in DIY tours, that way we can get on the road and promote our new albums. In the meantime, we will do local and out of state weekend shows, as well as getting on some of the festivals in our area."

Interview with Allos

Band: Allos
Genre: Christian Heavy Metal
Year Formed: 2003
Location: Belo Horizonte - MG
Members: Celso Alves
Júnior Oliveira
Edley Winderson
Wilmer Richard
Wallace Ryan
 

Interview Though Email

Why start a Christian Heavy Metal?
     "We are Christians for long time and when we were very young we used to listened bands like Petra, Acts II, Stryper, Stauros, Bride, and others. So when we had the idea of forming a band, the Heavy Metal style came naturally."

How spread Christian though your music?
     "Firstly, we want to create a musical identity with the listener and then propose to him the validity of our beliefs. Our lyrical inspiration is the Bible itself."

How would you describe the sound of the bands music?
     "Power Metal with classical influences and a bit of progressive metal."

The band has release the debut album "Spritual Battle" How do you feel about the release?
     "It was a Dream come true! The target was to make an album 100% with our identity. We're very happy to have reached our expectations in the whole album production."

What was the game plan going to record that album?
     "Initially we just wanted to record an EP in our home studio, but the compositions were being completed and we decided to record a full album in the studio WZ from Eminence band. The album was produced by the band along with Alan Wallace and Márcio André. Alfredo Ribeiro finished the audio, mixing and mastering the whole album."

When should we expect so new music?
     "We are already working on new songs but we don't know yet when we'll start the project for the next album."
 
 

LAMB OF GOD Announces Memorabilia Auction For Randy Blythe Defense Fund

While LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe is back home in America after five weeks in prison in the Czech Republic, his legal problems are far from over. Manslaughter charges are still hanging over Blythe and at some point over the next few months he will have to return to Prague and stand trial. Faced with continuing massive legal bills, LAMB OF GOD has decided to create an eBay auction of equipment and memorabilia to raise money for Randy’s legal bills. All equipment was either used on tour or in the recording studio or in a video. The auction features items provided by all five members of LAMB OF GOD.



In addition, a number of musicians have offered equipment to be used in the auction. Guitars have been donated by Machine Head’s Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel as well as Slash and Five Finger Death Punch. Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Five Finger Death Punch’s Chris Kael have each contributed a bass and the members of Five Finger Death Punch also have contributed a signed skateboard.

Justice Now, the site set up for donations, will remain open for those wishing to donate to Randy’s defense fund. The band appreciates all of the support Randy has received since his arrest on June 28th and is thankful for all of the donations that have been made in these tough economic times. As stated before, without the fans, there is no LAMB OF GOD.

Click here for the link to the LAMB OF GOD Memorabilia site and here for the link to the Justice Now site

Original Site: http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/525/26126/LAMB-OF-GOD-Announces-Memorabilia-Auction-For-Randy-Blythe-Defense-Fund

Interview With Drakum

Band: Drakum
Genre: Death Epic Folk Metal
Year Formed: 2009
Location: Barcelona, Catalunya
Members: Conrad - Drums & choirs
 Jose Luis - Bass
Feni  - Guitar
Marc  -Guitar
Javi "Caleb" - violin
Javi - Voice
Paula - keyboard & choirs
 

Interview Though Email
On the band's Facebook page you describe the band's genre as "Death Epic Folk Metal" What is that?
     "It is a mere description, a label like any other, so that the public can get a previous idea of how it may sound and if the music is near their musical tastes.
     There are growls, so many people put it into the sack of Death Metal. There are epic lyrics, about fantasy, battles, glory... some people call these kind of songs 'epic metal'. And there are influences from traditional and folk music. Anyway, you may or may not agree with that labels, the only important is that you like the music when you listen it."

Why start a Folk Metal band?
     "Why start a band of any music style? Because we love it! And to have a violinist helps a lot, too."

What makes your band differ from other bands in this genre?
     "We are crazy, drink a lot, talk about trolls and stuff... no, we are the same shit as all the other bands. Please, don't listen to us. Never."

What is the overall theme of the demo "Around The Oak"?
     "Is not a conceptual work, but if you drink and dance while listening, then you've got the idea."

Do you have a favorite song off the album?
     "We are seven people with different tastes, and everyone has their favourite. But we enjoy a lot when the crowd goes wild with Around the Oak at our shows."

When should we expect some new music?
     "If all goes as it should, at the beginning of 2013."
 

Epica is Writing New Material

Dutch symphonic metallers Epica are currently working on new material. The band has already nailed down 11 tracks and will be hoping to enter studio sometime next year. The band had this to say: "Already about 11 new tracks have been written for the next album. We don't know yet when we'll record it (somewhere in 2013) but this material sounds killer so far! Wouldn't be surprised if many people gonna like those songs."



Epica is currently working on securing visas for their North American Tour. They are also scheduled to take part in ProgPower USA Festival XIII.



Cruelty's Heart Announces New EP

Cruelty's Heart has been working on the EP, entitled Rex Anglorvm Saxonvm and is due to complete recording sessions in September. The final tracklist will be:


1. Rex Anglorvm Saxonvm
2. The Blood of the Wyvern
3. Haraldr Sigurðsson
4. Over the Rainbow Bridge
5. A Ship Bound For Thule
6. In King Hroðgar's Hall


This will be released under Wodfreca Records.


In addition, Cruelty's Heart has recently completed the recording of the song A Dream of Ænglaland (which can be found on the band's youtube channel, CrueltysHeartUK) which will be released on 03/12/12 as part of the compilation album from Wodfreca Records, entitled 'Leoþhord I; Hƿit Ƿyrm Ariseeþ ofer Angelcynne'. Finally, Cruelty's Heart has recently agreed to record a cover of Forefather's epic song 'Steadfast' for the album 'Ealdgesegena - A Tribute to Forefather' which is due for release next summer.

CHICKENFOOT To Re-Release First Album With Bonus Tracks

Having established themselves in record time as one of the earth's premier rock bands with their Gold-certified self-titled debut, CHICKENFOOT will be re-releasing their self-titled, "Chickenfoot," as a deluxe double disc version on October 16th, 2012. Frontman Sammy Hagar comments:

"Chickenfoot 1 will always be special to me for exactly what it is. Our former label went out of business and the album had been discontinued. You could not find the album anywhere, which is crazy! We got the masters back and our new label will re-release the 1st album and we thought we should include some live tracks from 'Chickenfoot lll'.”

The release will feature live tracks recorded on the "Different Devil" tour this past spring while supporting their latest record, "Chickenfoot III."


DISC 1
Avienda Revolution
Soap On A Rope
Sexy Little Thing
Oh Yeah
Runnin Out
Get It Up
Down The Drain
My Kinda Girl
Learning To Fall
Turnin Left
Future Is The Past

DISC 2
Bitten By The Wolf
Lighten Up (Live in Chicago 5/12/12)
Big Foot (Live in Seattle 6/6/12)
Last Temptation (Live in Seattle 6/6/12)
Something Going Wrong (Live in Boston 5/16/12)

Original Site: http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/1225/26119/CHICKENFOOT-To-Re-Release-First-Album-With-Bonus-Tracks

Interview: Jorge from Conceived by Hate

Band: Conceived by Hate
Genre: Death/Thrash Metal
Year Formed: 2002
Location: El Salvador
 

Interview Though Email With Jorge
 
How do you feel about the band's first release "Pestilence Reborn"?
     "We feel great, we began to work on this record on 2007 but there was a lot of shit going on that delayed for years the release."
 
What is the overall theme of the album?
     "CbyH was formed in late 2002 after i quit working with my previous band called DISORDER, getting the correct line-up, gather the gear for the studio and also the money for the production, designs, etc., was a complete journey of sacrifices and perseverance; almost 10 years later we finally release our first full lenght with songs that have been ready for years; this record was originally conceived as the album that will mark our return to the metal scene, a reborn in a new band so that is why we called it "Pestilence Reborn". That was the original intention of the title eventhough we release an EP before it. This is not a concept album we got songs that talk about religion, personal issues, the business of war and how the ancient native culture of our region has been isolated since the colonial era."
 
Do you have a favorite song of the album?
     "All songs are special for me but songs as At The Gates Of Nowhere and Guardians Of The Ancient Wisdom could be at the top of my selection."
 
What are you doing to support this album?
     "Well, we are scheduling local live shows and also looking for promotion in other countries using the Internet.
     Why did the band name change from SPIRITUAL DEMISE to CONCEIVED BY HATE? It was changed because not all of the members felt identified with the concept of Spiritual Demise so in order to take in count all the opinion and in order to have all the members happy with the name i decided to change it. We felt Conceived By Hate was an original name that was not following any particular trend."
 
What is the future of the band?
     "By now we have almost 18 new songs for new releases. We plan to release a Split late this year and the second full lenght on 2013. We will continue to write honest songs and try to play live and put out new releases until we die! I would like to thank David Russ for the interest in our band and for doing this electronic interview, we send you all metalheadz a heavy metal cheerz around the world!" 

All That Remains - Another New Song Streaming Online

"Stand Up (Stand Up)", another new song from American metalcore band All That Remains is now available for streaming at Loudwire.com. The song will be featured on the band's upcoming effort entitled A War You Cannot Win, penned for release on November 6th. It will also be released as a single via iTunes on September 24th. More details about the album can be found here and here.


 

Interview: Justin Gizzi from Molasses Barge


Band: Moasses Barge
Genre: Doom Metal/Heavy Rock
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Members: Brian "Butch" Balich - Vocals
Amy Bianco - Bass
Justin Gizzi - Guitar
Ken Houser - Guitar
Wayne Massey - Drums
 

Interview Though Email With Justin Gizzi
 
What is the Metal scene like in Pittsburgh?
     "It's varied. Our last gig was the Lady Beast record release show, with fellow locals Zeitgeist. Wall to wall people in the back room of a neighborhood hole-in-the-wall bar (that I love) called Gooski's, here on Polish Hill. Lady Beast have a nwobhm sound, while Zeitgeist are a pretty stark sounding punk band. Two of my favorites, locally. Out of town crust-punks Murderess opened. The crowd response to each band was pretty rabid. We dig shows like that, a mixed crowd, with different sounding bands booked together.
     There are a couple of bands like us in the doom/stoner vein. A few grindcore bands. A few thrash/crossover bands. Some trad/epic metal bands. Many death metal bands. Quite a few bands with the sort-of "Lamb of Pantera" sound. Plus, several bands that mix the modern breakdown-oriented hardcore with technical death metal styles.
     Pittsburgh will always be a sports-first town. Attendance numbers at shows are generally decent to good. It's a bit over-saturated with venues here. It's usually not a question of if you're booked opposite your buddy's band the same night. It's more- how many of them, and how close to the venue you're playing. I handle most of our booking, so I try to steer away from that whenever possible by checking listings ahead of time. You can only do so much, though." 
 
You guys came out with an EP, Jewels, what is the overall sound of that album?
     "It breaches a few genres. Some pretty overtly doomy sounds, mixed with some heavy 70's sounding rock, with stoner and psychedelic stuff mixed in. Strong and soaring, to low and grim sounding vocals. It's available at www.innervenus.org."
 
Where can some one find your music?
     "The old, familiar places. MySpace, ReverbNation, there's some studio, and hacky live stuff on YouTube. The videos with "Iron Atrocity" tags sound pretty balanced. If you "Google us", you'll get a bunch of leads."
 
When should we expect a full album?
     "We're aiming for a Spring 2013 release. 8 or 9 songs."

Miss May I Releases New Lyric Video For "Ballad Of A Broken Man"

Rise Records metal act Miss May I has released a lyric video for "Ballad Of A Broken Man," which comes off the band's latest release "At Heart" (reviewed here). The Troy, Ohio based act released the album in June to strong Billboard charting positions, debuting at #3 in US Hard Rock, #5 Us Independent, and #12 US Rock. The clip is available below, or you can also watch the previously posted video for "Hey Mister" at this location.
The band recently wrapped up its summer on the Vans Warped Tour for the second straight year and will be heading out this fall headlining the AP Tour with The Ghost Inside, Like Moths To Flames, The Amity Affliction, and Glass Cloud. Dates can be seen after the jump.




10-16 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
10-17 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10-18 Boston, MA @ Royale Night Club
10-19 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
10-20 Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10-21 Baltimore, MD @ The Recher Theatre
10-23 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10-24 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend Music Hall
10-25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10-26 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10-27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10-28 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10-30 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10-31 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11-01 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11-03 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
11-04 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11-06 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
11-07 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11-08 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11-09 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11-10 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11-12 Salt Lake City @ In The Venue
11-13 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11-15 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
11-16 Sauget, IL @ Pops
11-17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11-18 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11-20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
11-21 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11-23 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11-24 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

Original Site: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=83900

Gwar Issues GWAR-B-Q 2012 Recap

"Beyond our wildest dreams, and they can get pretty kinky, we were almost completely 100 % satisfied with this years GWAR-B-Q," said lead singer Oderus Urungus, reached at his Antarctic bungalo. "Everything went well, except that hottie from Attack of the Show didn't show up...but I suppose that is understandable. We did feed her to a worm last year!"

From everything to the weather (which was an enjoyable 85 degrees), to the authorities (who seemed to be enjoying themselves), to the bands (who all put on amazing sets), all conditions were in perfect alignment and the much-anticipated event went off without a hitch...well, almost.

Slave Pit spokesman Dave Brockie had this to say about the event: "The 'Meat and Beat' went great, and Oderus stayed in the area an extra three hours to make sure everybody got to hang out with their Lord and Master. It was a great line-up of great bands, and we got to see both Sleazy P. AND The Sexecutioner! It was a huge improvement over last year (when we didn't even manage to have it outside) - we made big strides this year and I am sure next year we will get even bigger and better. Rest assured any hiccups we had have been noted and will be sorted out for next year's event...so see ya at GWAR-B-Q 2013!"

See GWAR live on the following upcoming dates:
With The Casualties
9/13: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
9/14: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

RIOT FEST
9/15: Chicago, IL @ Humboldt Park and Congress Theater
With The Casualties
9/16: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
With DevilDriver, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder
10/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/13: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium ("Rock and Shock")
10/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
10/15: New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
10/16: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/18: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/19: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
10/20: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/22: Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
10/24: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/25: Austin, TX @ Emo's
10/26: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/27: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/31: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/1: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/2: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
11/3: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
11/4: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/5: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/6: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/8: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
11/9: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/10: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/11: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
11/12: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
11/14: Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
11/15: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/16: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
11/17: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Center
11/18: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/20: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/21: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/23: Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
11/24: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
11/26: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater

Interview: Ragnar from Atrum

Band: Atrum
Genre: Extreme Metal
Year Formed: 2005
Location: Iceland
Members: Sigurður - Vocals and lead guitars
Ragnar - Drums and percussions
Úlfar - Rhythm guitars and vocals
Sigurgeir - Bass guitar and vocals
 

Interview Though Email With Ragnar
 

On the bands profile you put the band had to go though some line up changes, when some one leaves the band, for any reason, what does that do to the band?
     "It can have two effects. Sometimes it takes some key element out of the band and it quits altogether or morphs into something else. Sometimes though, and it is usually only when a band has a defined style and vision, a member leaving can leave space for fresh inspiration. Atrum has had some line-up changes but in the end the outcome has always been positive. Nobody who has been in the band has left without their mark on the band and our personas. I hope there need be no more changes from now on."

Also put that the band had to go though musical changes, can you describe what that means?
     "In the beginning the band was somewhat aimed in the direction of folk/black metal but later the band got more focused and more extreme. We have kept the classical inspirations to the songs and will keep on expanding that sound. We will not do anything to stop the music from evolving and will always play what we like to hear."

How has the band made an impact on the Icelandic metal scene?
     "We like to think that we helped inspire the new wave of bands to be more focused and professional in their attitude towards this really suppressed style of  music. On the other hand it is really hard for me to speculate on those things."

What was it like playing at the Wacken Open Air 2011?
     "It was awesome and we are still thrilled about it! Hopefully it will not have been the last time we visit that unique festival."

What was the game plan going to record the band's EP, Opus Victum?
     "We had recorded the Ep in various forms 3 times before and kept adding and kicking out songs. We did absolutely not want to release anything until we were 100% certain that we had all the ideas for the songs recorded in the way we imagined them. It took painfully long to get the final product but now it is done and we can keep writing music."
 
 

Black Country Communion WIth New Album Details

Afterglow, the new album from the hard-rock supergroup Black Country Communion, has been penned for release on October 30th. Check out the cover art and official trailer for the album below. The album is the band's third and continues in the same vein as the first and second albums.

Singer and bassist Glenn Hughes had the following to say about the new album: "It's kind of a continuation... There's gonna be some darker stuff on there, because the lyrics I'm writing are kind of dark. There may be some moments of drama in there, I like drama in the music. So the songs I have ready are definitely a continuation of [the first and the second albums]."


Original Site: http://www.metalstorm.net/events/news_comments.php?news_id=17645

GEOFF TATE - The Voice of Queensryche To Tour With ALICE COOPER

GEOFF TATE - THE VOICE OF QUEENSRYCHE will be joining the legendary Alice Cooper this November for a string of dates in Canada. So far, the tour will hit seven different cities including Calgary, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Medicine Hat, Dawson Creek, Edmonton and Vancouver. The solo tour will feature a vast selection of Queensryche songs, spanning the gamut of the band's immense hit-laden catalog. "I'm going to reach way back on this tour and look forward to coming at you with everything I have and more," states TATE. More dates are expected to be announced in conjunction with the release of Geoff's forthcoming solo CD, slated to be released this fall on InsideOut Music.

This Saturday night, August 25 at 11:00pm eastern/pacific, VH1's That Metal Show (Season 11 / Episode 3) will feature GEOFF in a brutally honest and candid interview (taped earlier this month) where he discusses the recent events with his former band mates and what lies ahead...

GEOFF TATE - THE VOICE OF QUEENSRYCHE - TOUR DATES (with Alice Cooper)

November 7, 2012 - Southern Jubilee Auditorium / Calgary, Alberta, CAN
November 8, 2012 - TCU Place / Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CAN
November 9, 2012 - Mosaic Place / Moose Jaw, SK, CAN
November 11, 2012 - Medicine Hat Arena / Medicine Hat, ALB, CAN
November 13, 2012 - Escana Events Centre / Dawson Creek, British Columbia, CAN
November 14, 2012 - Northern Jubilee Auditorium / Edmonton, ALB, CAN
November 16, 2012 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC, CAN

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Grave Digger Premieres New Video

Grave Digger have premiered the video for their new single 'Home At Last' exclusively on Metal Hammer Germany's website. The video can be watched at this location. 'Home At Last' is taken from the band's upcoming studio album "Clash Of The Gods", which is set to be released on 31st August in Europe, and 4th September in North America through Napalm Records.

 
 

Megadeth To Begin Pre-Production This Week

Megadeth will begin work this week with producer Johnny K (Machine Head) in California for their next full-length album, tentatively due out in early-2013. Frontman Dave Mustaine had the following to say: "[Johnny] is arriving tomorrow to start pre-production on the new CD. This should be a very interesting record."

I can not wait for another Megadeth album. The last Megadeth Albums have been awesome!!

Will you get it?


Original Site: http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/272/26081/MEGADETH-To-Begin-Pre-Production-This-Week

Interview: Vince Levalois from Psychosis

Band: Psychosis
Genre: Thrash Metal
Year Formed: 1989
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Members: Bruce Hall - Vocals
Kragen Lum - Guitar
Vince Levalois - Guitar
Jason Mirza - Bass
Jimmy Schultz - Drums
 

Interview Though Email With Vince Levalois
 

How has the band impacted the Thrash Metal scene in Los Angeles?
     "Since Psychosis has been around for so long, technically since about 1988 or so, we've made somewhat of a mark on the scene.  Our EP "Lifeforce" is recognized as a highlight of Thrash at the time and can be found on several websites as being somewhat influential.  Still, the scene in L.A. has never really been that good overall for Metal believe it or not.  Crowds here aren't as rabid as in other parts of the country or Europe for that matter."
 
Why did the band disband in 1993?
     "We didn't really disband, we changed our name to Prototype and got a new drummer and bass player.  Kragen and I have been the stable core of the band from the beginning.  At the time we got a letter from another band called Psychosis that was threatening to sue us over the name.  Even though we knew we had possessed the name longer than this other band, we were changing directions in sound and just decided to change the band name ourselves."
 
During the time the band was not together what were the members doing?
     "The only time Kragen and I weren't together was for a brief period of time in 1997.  Other than that, we've always been working on music.  Psychosis lay dormant from 1993 to about 2007."
 
How has the band improved since 1989?
     "Needless to say we're all a bit more experienced at what we do as well as better players overall.  We're focused on making quality Thrash and so far so good!"
 
On the band's website the first song on the music page is 'Face of War' what is the theme behind this song?
     "Here's what Bruce had to say about it:  "Well...effectively it is anti-war, anti-violence.  It is saying how humans have to overcome their nature which is cowardly, weak, and scared.  Our vicarious thrill from violence is kinda chicken hawky.  Most Americans won't fight for anything but they love people fighting, y'know?""
 
When should expect some new music?
     "We're working on a new 5 song EP which we should have ready in a few weeks.  We'll have a Kickstarter campaign with some exclusive items to stay tuned!"
 
 

UPDATE METAL COVENANT FEST

The Into Darkness can not participate in the Covenant Metal Fest due to some commitments. The band will not be replaced with another group.

METAL COVENANT FEST

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METAL COVENANT FEST

21 & 22 Settembre 2012 /21 & 22September 2012
DEATH - BLACK - THRASH -DOOM - GRIND

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CAMPEGGIO GRATUITO - FREE CAMPING





Con/with:

h.20.00 pm - Venerdì21 Settembre 2012 / Friday, September 21, 2012
THEGREAT MARCH OF DEATH…

INTO DARKNESS (ita) - Obscure OldDeath Metal
NECRO (ita)- Old Skull ’90 Death Metal
INFEREN (ita) - Thrashing Black Metal
UNCTORIS (ita) - Macabre and Obscure Black Death Metal
MEFITIC (ita) - Morbid Death Black

After Show Metal VJ SET
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h.14.30 pm - Sabato 22 Settembre 2012 / Saturday,September 22, 2012

YOUNG BLOOD…

MORTUI CORPUS (ita) - Death Metal
MEPHETH (ita) - Thrash Death Metal Mosh
DEATH THE BRIDE (ita) - Storming Thrash Death
ULVEHARR (ita)- Pagan Death Metal
CANNIBE (ita) - Grinding Metal Madness
VERATRUM (ita) - Spiritual Death Metal

Aperitivo/Drink with Metal VJ SET
h.20.30pm - Sabato 22 Settembre2012 / Saturday, September22, 2012

ANCIENT RITUALS…

SOULPHUREUS (ita) - Blackned Death Metal
ADVERSAM (ita) - Fats Evil Black Metal
IMAGO MORTIS (ita) - Occult Black Metal

After Show Metal VJ SET
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Album Review: Boundaries by In Dying Arms

Band: In Dying Arms
Album: Boundaries
Genre: Melodic Deathcore/Metalcore/Post-Hardcore
Year Released: 2012
Album Number: 3
Number of Tracks: 10
Rating: 8.5/10
Thoughs: Lacking nothing. Any fan of Metalcore will love this album, this album is just great. You need to listen to this album. If you like breakdowns, trust me, they have plenty of that.

Otep Announces Two New Albums

Otep has announces the release of her first ever live album to be released November 2012. And to release her sixth studio album in January 2013.

Are you ready?



Original Site: http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/301/26078/OTEP-Announces-Two-New-Albums

Album Review: Outlive You All by I Am War

Band: I Am War
Album: Outlive You All
Genre: Hardcore/Punk
Year Released: 2012
Album Number: 1
Number of Tracks: 15
Rating: 8.5/10
Thoughts: From the first track 'Don't Worship Assholes' to the last this album is fast, intense, and in your face. This is a great album to start off with. Hardcore/Punk fans will love this album. And if your not a fan of that genre still need to give this album a listen to.


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