Everything Heavy Metal: 2013-06-16

Sinister Realm Returns With World of Evil

After two amazing classically-styled heavy metal albums that were each greeted with widespread critical acclaim, Allentown, PA trad-metallers are back with World of Evil. The band's third full-length album shows no sign of weakness where songwriting and energy are concerned. This is fist pumping heavy metal with big catchy choruses, doomy at times, and all around quality and memorable heavy metal album. Fans of Dio, Heaven and Hell, Candlemass, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden will absolutely love this album.

A video for the title track is now playing at this location.  

World of Evil will be available worldwide August 6th through Shadow Kingdom Records.

Pre-orders are available at www.store.shadowkingdomrecords.com.

1. Dark Angel of Fate
2. Bell Strikes Fear
3. World of Evil
4. The Ghosts of Nevermore
5. Prophets of War
6. The Forest of Souls
7. Cyber Villain
8. Four Black Witches

Channeling the spirit of early 80's metal icons like Dio and Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, with an added epic doom metal influence from Candlemass, Allentown, Pennsylvania-based Sinister Realm was formed in 2008 by John Gaffney (former Pale Divine) and Darin McCloskey (Pale Divine, Falcon). They quickly found vocalist Alex Kristof and recorded a four song demo that drew the attention of various independent labels. After signing with Shadow Kingdom Records a live band was assembled and a full-length album was released in August of 2009. Press from around the world hailed the debut album a success and Sinister Realm began actively playing live to support the album. Not long after the album's release Chris Metzger and John Risko joined the band and work began on the sophomore album titled The Crystal Eye. In the summer of 2013, Sinister Realm will release World of Evil through Shadow Kingdom Records. All hail Sinsiter Realm! The true defenders of American Steel.


Scott Alisoglu / Ryan Ogle 
ClawHammer PR

THE PETE FLESH DEATHTRIP: Selections from Mortui Vivos Docent Now Streaming

Swedish death metal guru Pete Flesh of THE PETE FLESH DEATHTRIP (previously known as FLESH) has made three tracks from his forthcoming release, Mortui Vivos Docent available for streaming.

Album tracks "Fallen Bliss," "The Suicide End" and "Crave the Fire" are available for online consumption at this location.

Proving once again with a flair for discordant Death Metal obscurity, Mortui Vivos Docent truly exceeds all of Mr. Flesh's previous releases; the iniquitous vibe is clearly more evident and with blasphemous intent reeking in pure ominous fashion.With the abhorrent artwork and layout designed and conceptualized by Erik Sahlström (Crucifyre, General Surgery, etc), "Mortui Vivos Docent" was recorded, mixed and mastered at Studio Beast, Sweden, by Peter Bjärgö (Tyrant, Crypt Of Kerberos, ex-Vinterland, etc). The dead shall guide the living in all eternal pyre!

Mortui Vivos Docent is set for a July 23rd North American release on Pulverised Records.


The Pete Flesh Deathtrip is the crypt and dungeon of Pete Flesh (ex-Deceiver, ex-Maze Of Torment, ex-Thrown). The project started through a strong vision in late 2001. After three albums and an extended creative hiatus, the fourth album, entitled Mortui Vivos Docent, is in progress. This time, the recording took place in Studio Beast with Peter Bjärgö (Tyrant, Crypt Of Kerberos) as producer and Andreas Jonsson (Tyrant, The Black, Vinertand) as the new session drummer. The album is being released on Pulverised Records.

Recording line-up for Mortui Vivos Docent 

Pete Flesh: Vocals/Guitars/Bass
Micke Broberg: Session Vocals
Andreas Jonsson: Session Drums

Scott Alisoglu / Ryan Ogle
Clawhammer PR 

Tony Reed Launches HeavyHead SuperStore

Renowned heavy rock musician and engineer Tony Reed (Mos Generator, Stone Axe, HeavyPink) has launched HeavyHead SuperStore, the official merch site for Mos Generator,  Stone Axe, HeavyPink and other Reed-related bands.

The store offers CD, vinyl, t-shirts and other assorted items from Reed's many projects, many of which can only be found at HeavyHead. Items exclusive to HeavyHead SuperStore include rare live recordings from the vaults of Mos Generator and more. To check out the selection, visit  heavyheadsuperstore.storenvy.com.


In other news, Mos Generator will be releasing a live album recorded in Germany on the band's last European tour. The album is expected to see the light of day later this summer through Holland's Lay Bare Recordings. More details to come.


Scott Alisoglu / Ryan Ogle
Clawhammer PR  

25 Songs to Make the Weekend Better

These 25 songs are picked at random. There is no order on how they are pick.

01 The Undertow (Explicit Version)Lamb of God (Resolution)
02 Chaos: RebornImpending Doom (Baptized In Filth)
03 Here I Go Again (Album Version)Whitesnake (Whitesnake)
04 The God That FailedMetallica (Metallica (Black Album))
05 Orion (Instrumental)Metallica (Master Of Puppets)
06 GasolineSeether (Disclaimer)
07 Rock ShowHalestorm (Hello, It's Mz Hyde)
08 BreadfanMetallica (Garage Inc)
09 Here For YouOzzy Osbourne (Black Rain)
10 Backwoods Gold (Album Version) - Black Stone Cherry (Black Stone Cherry)

11 Shackler's RevengeGuns N' Roses (Chinese Democracy)
12 You Really Got Me (Album Version)Van Halen (Van Halen) 
13 Пламя Тьмы - Ancient Flame (Страдания)
14 ProwlerIron Maiden (Iron Maiden)
15 DetonationTrivium (The Crusade)
16 Conclusion Of An Age - Sylosis (Conclusion Of An Age)
17 Ember to Inferno Trivium (Ember To Inferno)
18 IgnitionTrivium (The Crusade)
19 BodiesMegadeth (Endgame)
20 GodDamn [Explicit]Hellyeah (Hellyeah)

21 StupifyDisturbed (The Sickness)
22 Love Hungry Man - AC/DC (Highway to Hell)
23 Shot Of Love - Krokus (Hoodoo)
24 Charlotte The HarlotIron Maiden (Iron Maiden)
25 BlitzkriegMetallica (Garage Inc)

Album of the Day: Suspended Animation by John Petrucci

This is a solo album released by John Petrucci, guitarist for Dream Theater in 2005. This is an Instrumental Progressive Metal album and it is pretty bad ass! Not for the weak at heart with a song average of about 6 to 7 minutes. If you are a fan of Dream Theater then you need to get this album ASAP!

 To find the album click the link: Suspended Animation

Top 5: Political Metal Bands

Shadow Kingdom Records To Release NIGHT DEMON Self-titled EP

On August 6th, Shadow Kingdom Records will release the self-titled four-song EP from NWOBHM-inspired upstarts NIGHT DEMON. 

This California trio, featuring members of THE FUCKING WRATH, first started making noise in 2011. It didn't take long for the band to make a name for themselves with trad-metal maniacs from across the globe. In fact, shortly after establishing an online presence via Bandcamp, the organizers of Germany's Keep It True Festival offered NIGHT DEMON a place on the fest's 2014 line-up.

British metallic stylings reminiscent of Angel Witch, Raven and Iron Maiden are kicked into overdrive with an edgier and gritter dose of American venom. Consider NIGHT DEMON mandatory listening for any NWOBHM fan. The Shadow Kingdom Records CD release is remastered from the digital version and offers an undeniably superior sound.     

A video for the song "Night Demon," filmed, directed and produced by the band, is now playing at this location.

Pre-orders are available at www.store.shadowkingdomrecords.com.

Night Demon
The Chalice
Ancient Evil
The Ritual

Scott Alisoglu / Ryan Ogle 
ClawHammer PR

PURIFY THE HORROR To Release Untitled Debut EP

From the bowels of Birmingham, England comes grindcore trio PURIFY THE HORROR.On July 30th of this year, the band will unleash a plague of savagery and chaos in the form of their untitled debut EP. To ensure the infection spreads as far as possible, the band is giving the release away as a free digital download. 

Their identities hidden, but their agenda blatantly obvious, PURIFY THE HORROR have captured the true essence of grindcore with this offering of unbridled chaos. As a warning of things to come, PURIFY THE HORROR has taken over PureGrainAudio.com and uploaded the track "PIG" to the site's servers. Fans of the extreme and innocent bystanders are welcome to download the song free of charge (mental and physical tolls notwithstanding) at this location

Survivors can check out the album sampler HERE


1) The Deepening Revolt

2) P.I.G. 
3) Future & Fantasy 

4) Kill Them All
5) Give Me Your Money
6) Wearing the Crown
7) Christmas Party Mayhem
8) Restitution
9) Imperialist
10) Pig Born
11) Shree-dela-badum-de-ladum-de 
12) The Resistance

PURIFY THE HORROR consists of three individuals prominent within the underground music scene who have decided to remain anonymous and adopt the image of filthy pigs in an effort to effectively incite the grind revolution. The band's untitled debut EP is a 17-minute long celebration of sensory depravity propounded by a vile concoction of filthy riffage, blast-beats and a dual vocal attack which will leave you asking yourself, "What the fuck were they thinking?" 

Sergeant Squeal: Vocals 
Fat-belly Pig: Additional vocals 
Bear-Pig: Guitars & Bass
Lord-Pig: Drums & Lyrics   

Scott Alisoglu / Ryan Ogle

Clawhammer PR  


Album of the Day: Dermal Harvest by Skineater

I did an album review on this album awhile back and I liked it so much that I wanted to make it the "Album of the Day"! When I did the album review for this album so may people say "Thank you," because if it wasn't for that album review then they would have never heard of this band. 

This album was released January 2013. If you like Death Metal then you are going to like this album or if you like stuff from Sweden. And if you like Death Metal that is from Sweden then you are going to enjoy this. From start to finish this is a solid album and it is well worth your time. So if you are a fan of Death Metal then you need to get this album ASAP!

Click link for album: Dermal Harvest

Metal Album Review: The Last Submission by Subscale

USBM Unit Averse Concept Release "Symbol of Loss"

Symbol of Loss, the new EP from Philadelphia Black Metal force AVERSE CONCEPT is now available for mass consumption. 

AVERSE CONCEPT focuses on raw human emotion to convey a message. The band's music and lyrics deal with the inner struggles that one may face. Symbol of Loss
is a concept record examining loss and the attempt to overcome it. No gimmicks, nor attempts to be evil. Only honest art. RIYL: WOE, ALTAR OF PLAGUES, etc.

Symbol of Loss is streaming in full and available for name-your-price purchase ataverseconcept.bandcamp.com.


Grey Skies

Welcome to the Trance
Resigned Devotion
Desolate Alleviate
Clouded Recovery

Metal Hammer Magazine Debuts Lyric Video for REVOLUTION HARMONY's "We Are"

Metal Hammer Magazine has posted the exclusive premier of the lyric video for 'We Are,' the All-Star charity single from REVOLUTION HARMONY featuring Serj Tankian, Ihsahn and Devin Townsend.  

The single, which will go on sale July 18th with proceeds going to Buskaid, was debuted last week on Kerrang Radio to widespread acclaim. The debut of the lyric video gives fans a chance to gain a deeper understanding of the song's message.  

Metal Hammer has posted the lyric video at this location.  

Revolution Harmony, the brainchild of British music lecturer/journalist Ray Holroyd, has announced the July 18th release of its debut All-Star charity single, 'We Are.'  

Composed, arranged, programmed and produced by Ray Holroyd in Vancouver, the complex international studio project was recorded in North America, England, Norway and New Zealand, then mixed by Rohan Onraet (Slipknot, Machine Head) in London, and mastered by Ted Jensen (Green Day, Muse) in New York. The song features vocals from Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) and Ihsahn (Emperor), as well as guitar solos by Devin Townsend, along with Stefan Loh (We Claimed Sentience Once) on guitars, and additional vocals from the young up-and-coming UK singer Abbie Johnson.  

The lyrical theme in 'We Are' is based on the concept behind Revolution Harmony, which is essentially the belief that musical harmony has the power to inspire a revolution towards societal harmony. The single is dedicated to Nelson Mandela and the memory of Lucky Dube, regarded as South Africa's Bob Marley, and will be released worldwide on Mandela Day (18 July), with all proceeds donated to Buskaid, a charity that provides free music lessons and instruments to children in the townships of South Africa.

Serj Tankian speaks about his involvement with Revolution Harmony: "It has been an absolute honor being involved with the Revolution Harmony project to bring much needed financial aid to Buskaid in South Africa. Music has saved my life and has the potential to create positive change in all those young kids struggling to make themselves heard and to survive." He continues on the single itself: "The song is a musical collage of complex yet moving colors intertwining genres and vibes."

Ray Holroyd comments: "Revolution Harmony is a dream come true, it's the perfect harmonious marriage of my two callings: making music and making a positive change in the world! 'We Are' is the first milestone for Revolution Harmony, and to share it with three of my musical heroes, Serj, Ihsahn and Devin, who all believe in my vision, is deeply heartwarming and humbling. These musicians are overflowing with talent and compassion, and I am eternally grateful and monumentally honoured to have had them contribute to my cause by singing and playing on a piece of my music. The goal for these All-Star charity singles is to raise significant funds for various smaller charities, by making/selling creative and meaningful music that features rare collaborations by inspirational artists."

For more information visit: RevolutionHarmony.org

To learn about Buskaid, please visit: Buskaid.org.za

Direct link to lyric video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmIXmtXcmew  
Scott Alisoglu / Ryan Ogle
ClawHammer PR

Album of the Day: Relentless by Pentagram

This is re-release of the bands first album, Pentagram. Doom/Heavy Metal band Pentagram has been really under the radar for most of there career. But is a shame because this band makes some get music. The re-release came out in 1993. And the only difference between the two albums is the name and the track listing. But pretty much everything else is the same. This is my favorite album by this band. And if you like Doom Metal then you need to pick up with album ASAP!

Click the link to go to the album: Relentless

ACHERON Completed recording process for Kult Des Hasses

Black Death Metal Thrash demons ACHERON have completed the recording process for their upcoming Listenable Records release, Kult Des Hasses.The album is now set to enter the mixing and mastering phase. 


ACHERON will be doing a mini-tour with INCANTATION in late July. The band has enlisted DISMEMBERMENT guitarist Jacob Shively to fill the slot of second guitarist. When asked if Shively would be their new permanent second guitarist, ACHERON founder Vincent Crowley stated, "Jacob is a talented guitarist and fan of the band. His group DISMEMBERMENT opened for ACHERON a few times and I really liked them. That is why I asked him about filling in. But we are taking baby steps. We've learned from past experiences not to just give hire someone right away. For now he is playing with us for all upcoming live shows. We'll just have to see if it progresses into something more. But we are indeed open to the idea if the dedication and chemistry is there."


ACHERON will also head to Germany to headline the Death Doomed the Age Fest in September and and return in October for the Under the Banner of the Black Light fest. 

Confirmed ACHERON Live Dates:
07/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
07/19 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ INCANTATION
07/20 - Providence, RI @ Fete w/ INCANTATION
09/06 - Lichtenfels, Germany @ Death Doomed the Age Fest - www.deathdoomed.de 
10/12 - Gieben, Germany @ Under the Banner of the Black Light fest - link 

Jacob Shively 

Vincent Crowley - bass, vocals
Kyle Severn - drums
Art Taylor - Guitar


Scott Alisoglu / Ryan Ogle 
ClawHammer PR

Album of the Day: Street Lethal by Racer X

This is the 1st studio release of this band out of Los Angeles, California. Released on January 1986. This is a hard hitting album. Paul Gilbert is just awesome in this album! If you haven't heard of Racer X and you like 80's metal then you need to pick this album up ASAP! 

What do you think about this album?

50 Songs to get You Through the Week

The 50 songs that you are about to see are chosen at random. No order at all, and from all genres of Metal. Enjoy and check out bands you never heard of before!

01 Fatality - Balescream (Mark Of The Revenant)
02 Let It Die - Ozzy Osbourne (Scream)
03 Can I Play With Madness - Iron Maiden (Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son)
04 Dead To Me - Deride (The Void)
05 The Waiting One All That Remains (For We Are Many)
06 Mother - Danzig (Danzig)
07 Angel - Rammstein (Sehnsucht) 
08 Demonizer - Judas Priest (Angel of Retribution)
09 Merciless - Bloodbeast (Bloodlust)
10 666 - Anvil (Metal On Metal)

11 Fuel - Metallica (ReLoad)
12 To the Rats - Trivium (The Crusade)
13 She-Wolf - Megadeth (Cryptic Writings)
14 I Am A Cybernetic Organism, Living Tissue Over (Metal) Endoskeleton - Austrian Death Machine (Total Brutal)
15 Image of Time - In Vain (Ænigma)
16 Lonley Train - Black Stone Cherry (Black Stone Cherry)
17 Creatures Of The Night - Kiss (Creatures Of The Night)
18 Attitude - Metallica (ReLoad)
19 So Low - Dope (Group Therapy)
20 New Found Power - Damageplan (New Found Power)

21 Feel So Numb - Rob Zombie (Past, Present & Future)
22 Silver - Ozzy Osbourne (Black Rain)
23 1,320 - Megadeth (Endgame)
24 Slave To The Grind - Skid Row (Slave to The Grind)
25 Eyes Of A Panther - Steel Panther (Feel The Steel)
26 Shoot to Thrill - AC/DC (Back in Black)
27 Lovin' You's A Dirty Job - Ratt (Detonator)
28 Forsake Not The Dream - Trivium (In Waves)
29 Back For More - Five Finger Death Punch (American Capitalist)
30 If the world Guns N' Roses (Chinese Democracy)

31 Blood Red Skies - Judas Priest (Ram It Down)
32 Fugue (A Revelation) - Trivium (Ember To Inferno)
33 Paranoid - Black Sabbath (Paranoid)
34 Die Dead Enough  - Megadeth (The System Has Failed)
35 10's - Pantera (The Great Southern Trendkill)
36 Fat Girl (Thar She Blows) - Steel Panther (Feel The Steel)
37 Carpe Diem Baby - Metallica (ReLoad)
38 Overcome - All That Remains (Overcome)
39 Blitzkrieg - Metallica (Garage Inc)
40 Nancy the Tavern Wench - Alestorm (Captain Morgan's Revenge)

41 The Most Truth - Hatebreed (Supremacy)
42 Deliver Us To Evil - Exodus (Bonded By Blood)
43 Runaway - Hail The Villain (Population: Declining)
44 These Colours Dont Run - Iron Maiden (A Matter of Life and Death)
45 Among The Living - Anthrax (Among The Living)
46 Paradize Bay - Europe (Europe)
47 Halo - Machine Head (The Blackening)
48 Hard Lines, Sunken Cheeks - Pantera (Far Beyond Driven)
49 Bastard - Mötley Crüe (Shout At The Devil)
50 Black As Time - Candlemass (Psalms for the Dead)

Video of the Week: Kingdom of Sorrow: Lead the Ghosts Astray

I have been a huge fan of Kingdom of Sorrow ever since I pick up there album Behind the Blackest Tears. And when I saw them live that just made me into an even bigger fan! And I pretty much love whatever they do. Which why they get this weeks Video of the Week!

Coming Back

This we be my last time trying to bring this Heavy Metal website back to life!! And the YouTube channel! I want this to become something great and I hope that I have some support doing this! 

Let's Keep Rockin!!
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