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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Doro Pesch Announces Special DVD Release Show in New York City

The very talented and beautiful Metal Maven Doro Pesch, has announced a very special performance at the Gramercy Theater in New York City on Friday, September 9. This show is the Official screening/release party for "DORO's 25 Years In Rock DVD" (set for release in North America via Nuclear Blast on September 13). Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, July 6 (Click to purchase your ticket for Doro's SPECIAL Show in New York City!).

Released in Europe late last year (also via Nuclear Blast), the epic 2 DVD/CD set includes DORO's 25-year anniversary show in its entirety as well as out-takes from her 2,500th concert and so much more. Tickets for the show will go on sale July 6, 2011.

Here is some professionally filmed video footage of Doro's entire Hellfest performance in Clisson, France (courtesy of Arte, a Franco-German TV network):

In other news, For the next three nights, the German Metal Queen will be filling in for singer Tim "Ripper" Owens (Charred Walls of the Damned) on the following Dio Disciples dates:

7/01/2011 Rockstar Live - Bilbao, Spain
7/02/2011 Heineken - Madrid, Spain
7/03/2011 Bikini - Barcelona, Spain

Dio Disciples is a tribute band that was formed in memory of the late great Ronnie James Dio, and it features:

Tim "Ripper" Owens and Toby Jepson (vocals)
Rudy Sarzo (bass)
Simon Wright (drums)
Craig Goldy (guitar)
Scott Warren (keyboards)

"I'm so excited to be a part of this tour. I listened day and night to Ronnie James Dio's amazingly wonderful song and I will try me very best to do a good job with them. I feel so honored and blessed to be a part of this and to keep Dio's music and magic alive. He was truly the greatest rock and metal singer of all time. We love you, Ronnie. I will sing my heart out for you and the fans." - Doro Pesch

Related links:
Official Site of Doro Pesch
Doro Pesch's Official Facebook
Doro Pesch on Twitter
Click to purchase your ticket for Doro's SPECIAL Show in New York City!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Swedish Heavy Metal Icons Dark Funeral Announce New Vocalist

Sweden's Black Metal band, Dark Funeral, have officially announced the replacement for longtime vocalist Magus Caligula (Emperor). Here is the statement from guitarist Lord Ahriman:

"It surely was not an easy task to find a worthy replacement for Emperor Magus Caligula, who has been doing an amazing job for DARK FUNERAL during the past 15 years. He has not only been 'the vocalist' for the band, but also a very good friend and he always will be! Anyway, ten months of intense searching worldwide has finally given result and I'm very proud to announce and welcome Nachtgarm to the horde.

I think I can speak for everyone in the band and say that besides completely knocking us down with the strength of his vocals and wide register, what truly blew us away was his presence, energy and the amazing spirit he showed during the final audition. He just came into the rehearsal room and took his rightful spot. And then just set the whole place on hellfire!

It's really hard to explain 'that' certain feeling one is looking for, but once you get it, you just know that you've found the right man for the job. And that is something we all got 'deluxe.' No doubt about that! Mankind has no idea what is coming upon them. And I can't wait to bring this maniac on tour for the world to experience DARK FUNERAL in the most intense and hellish way ever!

During the time we've been looking for a new vocalist and drummer, we've received over 1000 applications. The interest to join Dark Funeral has been way over expectation and quite overwhelming to say the least. And I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who applied for the jobs. One thing is for sure: There are a lot of unknown talents out there. And once they've found the right band to deliver their goods, I'm sure we all will hear from many of these guys in the future. Good luck!"

Guitarist Chaq Mol comments: "When E.M. Caligula quit the band my first thought was, 'how the fuck will we be able to find a worthy replacement now?' In my eyes, he was the best vocalist in the black metal scene. After we had listened to a couple of hundred applicants, there were two guys that really stood out and sounded very promising. The question was, would they nail it on a live audition too, and would their personalities be of the kind we were looking for? Well, after ten months, we finally found the right man for the job! And all my previous doubts and concerns are now a memory forgotten. Nachtgarm, welcome to the horde!"

Adds Nachtgarm: "To me, Dark Funeral is the epitome of Black Metal. To be a member of this institution now, is not only a big honor for me, but is also complementing my work as a lead singer as well as my action at the front of the stage throughout the years. Consequently, I am very glad that DARK FUNERAL put their unholy faith in me and my abilities. As the successor of Emperor Magus Caligula, I am quite aware of the high expectations being directed to my person. However, I can assure every one of you out there that with every breath I take I will live up to these expectations. Hands down. This is the arrival of Satan’s Empire. Now let us set this world aflame!"

In related news, Dark Funeral have been added to the 70000 Tons Of Metal bill for 2012. The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival will sail Monday, January 23, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty Of The Seas” from Miami, Florida to George Town, Cayman Islands and will return Friday, January 27, 2012. Other bands confirmed for the event include: Amorphis, Coroner, Moonsorrow, My Dying Bride, Nightwish, Pestilence Therion and many others. Ticket prices start at US $666 plus US $289 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic/non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms and most on-board restaurants. There's even 24-hour room service!

Related links:
Official Site of Dark Funeral
7000 Tons Of Metal

Machine Head Announce Additional Special One-off Shows in North America

The Machine Head crew have been busy working on their seventh studio album titled "Unto The Locust" (out September 26/27, 2011, via Roadrunner Records) for the last year. As they put the final touches to what is one of the most anticipated albums in Heavy Music for 2011. The band have announced a few special one-off shows, before they hit the road as part of the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

Machine Head will be performing on July 5th at Club Vegas in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as on July 7th in Reno, Nevada at The Knitting Factory. These dates will mark the first time the band has taken the stage since March of last year after a relentless three years of touring for the critically acclaimed album, "The Blackening".

These shows will be the only two U.S. headline dates in 2011 and both feature the band in an intimate setting, facilitating the kind of close connection with their fans that ignites the crushing live performances that so many of the band’s die-hard fans have come to expect. If you are anywhere near Salt Lake City or Reno, these shows are not to be missed.

North America Tour Dates:
7/5 - Club Vegas - Salt Lake City, Utah
7/7 - The Knitting Factory - Reno, Nevada


7/9 - San Manuel Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA (Los Angeles, CA)
7/10 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA (San Francisco, CA)
7/12 - White River Amphitheatre - Auburn, WA (Seattle, WA)
7/13 - Idaho Center Amphitheater - Nampa, ID (Boise, ID)
7/15 – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
7/16 - Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion - Albuquerque, NM
7/17 - Comfort Dental Amphitheater - Englewood, CO (Denver, CO)
7/19 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Maryland Heights, MO (St. Louis, MO)
7/20 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
7/22 - Comcast Center - Mansfield, MA (Boston, MA)
7/23 - Parc Jean-Drapeau - (Heavy MTL) - Montreal, QC
7/24 - Comcast Theatre - Hartford, CT
7/26 - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center - Darien Center, NY
7/27 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
7/29 - First Niagara Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh, PA)
7/30 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA (Washington DC)
7/31 - Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ
8/2 – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach - Virginia Beach, VA
8/3 - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek - Raleigh, NC
8/5 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL (Chicago IL)
8/6 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI (Detroit, MI)
8/7 - Verizon Wireless Music Center - Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis, IN)
8/9 - Zoo Amphitheatre - Oklahoma City, OK
8/10 – Gexa Energy Pavilion - Dallas, TX
8/12 - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood - Atlanta, GA
8/13 - 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL
8/14 - Cruzan Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL

European Tour Dates:
- 02-Nov Wed: Norway, Oslo - Sentrum
- 03-Nov Thu: Sweden, Stockholm - Aren
- 05-Nov Sat: Finland, Tampere - Sorsapuisto-Sali
- 06-Nov Sun: Finland, Helsinki - Circus
- 08-Nov Tue: Denmark, Copenhagen - KB Halle
- 09-Nov Wed: Germany, Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit 36
- 10-Nov Thu: Germany, Dresden - Alter Schlachthof
- 12-Nov Sat: Austria, Vienna - Gasomter
- 13-Nov Sun: Italy, Milan - Alcatraz
- 15-Nov Tue: Spain, Barcelona - Razzmatazz
- 16-Nov Wed: Spain, Madrid - Riviera
- 17-Nov Thu: Portugal, Lisbon - Coliseum
- 18-Nov Fri: Portugal, Oporto - Coliseum
- 19-Nov Sat: Spain, Bilbao - Rockitar
- 21-Nov Mon: Switzerland, Zurich - Volkshaus
- 23-Nov Wed: France, Paris - Zenith
- 24-Nov Thu: Germany, Neu-Isenburg - Hugenottenhalle
- 25-Nov Fri: Germany, Munich - Tonhalle
- 26-Nov Sat: Germany, Ludwigsburg - Arena
- 28-Nov Mon: Holland, Eindhoven - Klokgebown
- 29-Nov Tue: Belgium, Brussels - Forest
- 30-Nov Wed: Germany, Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
- 03-Dec Sat: UK, London - Wembley Arena
- 04-Dec Sun: UK, Birmingham - NIA
- 05-Dec Mon: UK, Glasgow - SECC
- 06-Dec Tue: UK, Manchester - Central

Visit their official website at www.machinehead1.com for a chance to win tickets, and stay tuned for more updates.

Related links:
Machine Head's Official Site
Purchase Locust on Amazon
Purchase Locust on Itunes

Suffocation Update for their Fans at Hometown Show

Last Sunday (June 26) Technical Death Metal masters Suffocation took over center stage at the Crazy Donkey, in Farmingdale, New York, and delivered a ferocious set to their hometown audience. From the moment they stepped on stage they unleashed a sonic assault that resulted in a lot of face melting within the crowd. The band took the audience through a chaotic roller-coaster which encompassed material from each of their six studio albums. The band was also celebrating guitarists Derek Boyers' birthday, so the crowd sang Happy Birthday to him at full volume.

After 20+ years in the business, Suffocation is taking time to see if the music industry will help the band take their career to a whole new level so that they can release some new music and go on bigger scale tours. We talked with drummer Mike Smith (interview below) and he confirmed to us that they will finally be releasing a new DVD titled "Legacy of Violence" soon, but that the exact release date can't be confirmed yet, since it depends on the support that they get from the industry. After doing some soul searching, the band realized that putting in so much time and effort for such little results, is not fair to them. Here is what Smith had to say about this:

"The fans and the bands in this music know the score. They know what's happening. It's just the industry still doesn't know that extreme and that side of living is relevant, and worth money. But they'll get it."

Suffocation's ultimate goal is to enter the studio to record their seventh studio album once the DVD picks up momentum, and to go on a bigger scale tour. Rest assured that the band is not going anywhere, but its hard times in the music industry so they have to be smart of how they operate.

Here is the exclusive interview we did with Suffocation's drummer Mike Smith after their hometown show at the Crazy Donkey:

Special thanks to: Suffocation, Extreme Management Group, and Damien Maurer.

Related links:
Suffocation's Official Site

Scott Ian from Anthrax on Killer Cover of Decibel Magazine

Anthrax is gearing up for two major events this year: The release of their 10th studio album titled "Worship Music" (Click here to Download "Fight'em 'til You Can't"), and for the first Big 4 show in the East Coast of the United States at Yankee Stadium in New York City. Coincidentally, the band will drop their heavily anticipated album the day before the big show!

In celebration of all things Heavy, Anthrax' icon guitar player Scott Ian graces the cover of the August issue of Decibel Magazine. For the magazine's first gatefold in five years, the editors enlisted the talents of Henry & Glenn Forever co-creator Tom Neely to (literally) illustrate the flourishing bond between extreme music and extreme underground comics. As the movement's best-known face - and certainly Metal's best-known chin - Scott discusses his work for DC Comics, his take on the current graphic arts scene, and how it all fits together with Anthrax and Metal in general.

Related links:
Click to order a copy of Decibel Magazine
Anthrax Official Site
Anthrax on MySpace
Anthrax on Twitter

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Charetta: New Album, New Video, CD Listening Party & Irving Plaza Takeover

New York's "Sweet Rocking" band Charetta, have been working hard on their next big move during the last year. After months of mysterious silence, yesterday (June 29) the band premiered a brand new video for their song "Lights Out" (which you can view below). Charetta will also be hosting a CD Listening party tomorrow (July 1) at Double Down Saloon in New York City were they will be presenting their brand new album titled "A Nation Distracted" (to be released on July 21). They will also be performing their entire new album for the first time ever at the Gotham Rocks third year anniversary concert at Irving Plaza, also in New York City. The band will be performing along with Killcode, The August Infinity, Sweet Fix, Bound by Substance, Woods of Arden and Crush Of Empires.

Charetta started when musicians guitarist Pablo LaFrossia and drummer Adonis Sanchez, who have been part of the New York rock scene for years, decided to start a band that would be all about the "Sweet Rocking". Don't get confused though, Charetta will keep your head banging throughout their entire set. While many bands perform better on smaller stages, Charetta has proved that they can play on a big stage like they did at the Highline Ballroom for the two year anniversary of Gotham Rocks, and that they can also play at more intimate venues like at the Best Buy store here in New York City.

“A Nation Distracted” was recorded at Vudu Studios with producers Mike Watts (Story of the Year, Theory of a Deadman) and Steven Haigler (Fuel, Brand New). “Great grooves, monster riffs, and killer vocals,” says Watts.

Artist biography:

Charetta (pronounced “sha-RET-uh”) consists of Angelina DelCarmen (vocals), Pablo LaFrossia (guitar), Chris Fullam (guitar), Richard Mollo (bass), and Adonis Sanchez (drums). The band started in 2007 when Pablo and Adonis, who were long-time friends and veterans of the local scene, wanted to start a new project with an amazing vocalist. Through a Myspace posting, they found Angelina. “She sang on our demos and just blew us away. One audition was all we needed to hear,” says Adonis. It was at that time the project was named, but the band prefers to keep the meaning of Charetta a mystery. Only their most dedicated fans know their secret. Several months and many auditions later, the band added Richard as their permanent bassist, and the band’s foundation was born.

In July 2009, the band released their debut album “Defying the Inevitable” which was produced by Brett Hestla (Creed, Dark New Day). Since then, Charetta has made countless appearances in the Northeast region (opening for national acts such as Saliva and Smile Empty Soul), put out a music video for “Runs In The Blood,” and have had their music featured in the independent film release “5th of a Degree,” as well as the television program “The Mun2 Look” on Mun2. In late 2010, before going into the studio to record what would become “A Nation Distracted,” the band added Chris as their second guitarist. “Chris and I have similar styles. We are both heavily influenced by Mark Tremonti (Creed, Alter Bridge), so it was a very natural fit,” shares Pablo. Now a 5-piece, the band is performing regionally to promote their upcoming release.

CHARETTA - "Lights Out" | Filmed & Directed by JayR Castillo & Sigh Robes from JayR Castillo on Vimeo.

Photo credit: Nick Rock Metal

Related links:
Charetta's Official Site
Gotham Rocks

A Perfect Circle Kicks Off US Tour with a NEW Song called "By and Down"

After 6 years of silence, A Perfect Circle are back on the road and making a lot of noise while making thousands of fans very happy! Last night (June 29) the band took center stage in Portland, Oregon, were the beers were flowing, the crowd was roaring and the band sounded amazing. Before the show guitarist Billy Howerdel said that the band would be performing a new song called "By And Down" (which you can view below), and when they ended their first show of the tour with it, the crowd went apeshit!

Currently, the band has no plans on recording a new record, so this song is the freshest taste of new A Perfect Circle music that the fans will get for now. But if they are writing new songs, give them a year and they will enter the studio to record their fourth studio album.

- Mer De Noms (2000)
- Thirteenth Step (2003)
- Emotive (2004)

The band:
- Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer)
- Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide)
- James Iha (ex-Smashing Pumpkins)
- Josh Freese (Weezer, Devo)
- Matt McJunkins (Puscifer)

Tour dates:
- Thursday, June 30 at Showare Center in Kent, WA
- Saturday, July 02 at Boonstock in Gibbons, AB
- Monday, July 04 at Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, MB
- Wednesday, July 06 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN
- Friday, July 08 at Fox Theatre in Detroit, MI
- Saturday, July 09 at Downsview Park in Toronto, ON
- Sunday, July 10 at Ottawa Bluesfest in Ottawa, ON
- Tuesday, July 12 at Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA
- Wednesday, July 13 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY
- Friday, July 15 at Beacon Theatre in New York, NY
- Saturday, July 16 at Penn's Landing - Festival Pier in Philadelphia, PA
- Sunday, July 17 at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC
- Tuesday, July 19 at Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC
- Wednesday, July 20 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA
- Friday, July 22 at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, TX
- Saturday, July 23 at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, TX
- Monday, July 25 at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, AZ
- Tuesday, July 26 at SDSU Open Air Theatre in San Diego, CA
- Thursday, July 28 at Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, CA
- Friday, July 29 at Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, CA
- Saturday, July 30 at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA
- Monday, August 01 at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City, UT
- Tuesday, August 02 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO
- Friday, August 05 at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL
- Saturday, August 06 at Kanrocksas in Kansas City, KS
- Monday, August 08 at PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati, OH
- Tuesday, August 09 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA
- Wednesday, August 10 at Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT

Without further due, here A Perfect Circle's new song called "By And Down":

Related links:
A Perfect Circle
A Perfect Circle on MySpace

Philip Hansen Anselmo Celebrates his 43th Birthday

Pantera's legendary front-man, arguably the most controversial front-man in Heavy Music history, is celebrating his 43th birthday today. Philip Hansen Anselmo was born on June 30, 1968, in New Orleans, Louisiana. His musical career has not only impacted millions of screamers worldwide thanks to his work with Patnera, Down, Superjoint Ritual and various other side projects, but today he is also the owner of Housecore Records: a record label that specializes in underground music. Here is Anselmo in his own words:

"Let me hear you make some noise before we get out of here, let me hear you loud... That sucks! Let me hear you louder! Now to listen to me. When we came on this goddamn stage we said that we are the Kings of Metal, and I do believe that fucking wholeheartedly... because I'll tell you right now: We are the ones that never let you down and fucking sold out on you and kissed ass to the goddamn fucking status quo. We are a Heavy Metal band man! We are a fucking Heavy Metal band! And goddamn we are great... oh shit, we are awesome! Goddamn!" - Phil Anselmo on stage at the end of their performance at Ozzfest 2000

"I may be loaded. I may be drunk. But I ain't stupid." - Phil Anselmo while on tour in 1996

"If I have to pick five songs, they are: At Dawn They Sleep by Slayer, The Battle of
Evermore by Led Zeppelin, Drowning Man by U2, Blind by Swans, Painted Black by the Rolling Stones, A Day in the Life by The Beatles, and I got one more, The Prophet Song by Queen." Phil Anselmo answering his fans questions via Ustream in 2010.

"Speaking of stage freight. I was terrified! It was in NOLA at an all ages show. I was wearing Jeans, a Van Halen t-shirt, and a bandana on my neck. Once I gripped that microphone stand, I did not let go! I plugged my microphone into a guitar FX pedal. Then at the end of the a Black Sabbath song we were covering, I hit the guitar pedal. It was horrific!" - Phil Anselmo discussing his first time onstage

"If you see a guy holding his girl to this next song, knock him on his fucking ass!" - Phil Anselmo while on stage in Europe with Pantera in 1997

"Burn this motherfucker to the ground if ya'll want!" - Phil Anselmo on stage at Ozzfest 2000 in Nashville. The place was destroyed after the show, as a result Ozzfest was banned for 4 years in Nashville.

"Don't underestimate the kid, you're fucking crazy if you do. And I am the kid." - Phil Anselmo while taping "Pantera: Behind the Music" for VH1.

"I thought I could do anything and there wasn't a damn thing that could beat me...I was wrong." Phil Anselmo discussing his addiction to heroine.

"Drink beer, smoke dope, and eat pussy until your jaw breaks" - Phil Anselmo while on stage with Superjoint Ritual at Ozzfest 2004

"I've always been and had a mentality for what the alternate kid would want to hear and I don't necessarily mean alternative, because alternative - the use of the word over the years - has made the entire situation unalternative. About as unalternative as it gets." Phil Anselmo ranting about Alternative Music

"Actually I have no idea what I just said, but I love ya'lls response!"

"I can easily say I've done everything I've wanted in music." - Phil Anselmo

Here is Phil Anselmo doing what he does best!

Related links:
Phil Anselmo's Official Site

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bury Your Dead "Mosh N' Roll" Roots!

New England Metalcore masters Bury Your Dead have a new album titled "Mosh N' Roll" (to be released on August 2 via Mediaskare Records) and after listening to their new song "Bluebeard" (courtesy of Noisecreep), its evident that the band has returned to their heavier roots. This will be their sixth studio album. Here is the Official press release:

Returning to the mic for the first time since 2007, Mat Bruso leads the band (guitarist Brendan “Slim” MacDonald, and drummer Mark Castillo) through a sonic hailstorm of vicious ferocity on eleven blistering tracks of intense hardcore and metal.

“In the years I spent away from Bury Your Dead, I spent a lot of time thinking of all the things I could say on tour or on a record that I can’t get away with saying in the real world,” explains Bruso. “I would listen to the old stuff and think, “I can’t believe that I used to yell this and kids would yell it right back.” Doesn’t work like that in the real world. I never thought I was the kind of guy who needed to write poetry or lyrics to get by; I just enjoyed doing it. But, I found myself scribbling things down and repeating lines to an imaginary song in my head all day at work, “You’re not getting older, you’re just getting old,” over and over again. I jumped at the chance to get some of these lyrics off my chest, doing guest vocals for Four Year Strong and The Ghost Inside. So when Bury Your Dead asked me if I wanted to do another record, well, fuck yes. “

Featuring eleven furious Hardcore Metal anthems like “Slaughterhouse-Five,” “Bluebeard” and “Slapstick,” Mosh ‘n’ Roll recaptures the inflamed spirit of Bury Your Dead’s early records as the band dives fist first into the pit for one of the year’s most torrential Metalcore albums.

“This record has some of the heaviest songs Bury Your Dead has ever written, and lyrically it is my favorite,” adds Bruso. “Marks feet do all the things we have come to expect them to, and Slim chugs so much, I don’t even think his guitar is making notes half the time. The whole thing is written to be played live. It speeds up for two-step parts live and slows the fuck down for some incredibly violent breakdowns. I say some of my favorite things ever. It continues the themes of family and forgiveness, but abandons whinny tour lyrics and is just the most bitter and angry stuff we could muster. I am still Edge, but some of the lyrics she proposed were about drinking and I feel like they worked as metaphor for shitty destructive decisions we all make, and it gets me so pumped just thinking about playing them live.”

Bury Your Dead has sold over 300,000 albums worldwide and have toured with bands like: Korn, Killswitch Engage, Disturbed, Chimaira, Deftones, Suicide Silence, Stone Sour, Shadows Fall, Cavalera Conspiracy, The Dillinger Escape Plan among many others. The band will be headlining the Over The Limit 2 Tour this summer with Evergreen Terrace, For The Fallen Dreams, In The Midst of Lions, Thick As Blood, Betrayal, Hundredth and Murder Death Kill supporting followed by a Headlining European tour in August.

Mosh ‘n’ Roll Track Listing:

1) Slaughterhouse-Five
2) Nothing Is Lost Save Honor
3) Bluebeard
4) The Sirens of Titan
5) Deadeye Dick
6) Timequake
7) Sun Moon Star
8) Slapstick
9) Mother Night
10) Jailbird
11) Mosh ‘n’ Roll

Bury Your Dead Tour Dates for North America:
- June 29 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
- June 30 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
- July 1 – Dayton, OH – The Attic
- July 2 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
- July 3 – St. Paul, MN – Station 4
- July 5 – Valparaiso, IN – Pepe’s Outdoor Entertainment Grounds
- July 6 – Cedar Falls, IA – The Wheelhouse
- July 7 – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
- July 8 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
- July 9 – Lewisville, TX – Dad’s Venue
- July 10 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
- July 11 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
- July 12 – El Paso, TX – Club 101
- July 13 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
- July 14 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
- July 15 – San Diego, CA – Soma
- July 16 – Lancaster, CA – Pioneer Event Center
- July 17 – Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse
- July 18 – Sparks, NV – The Alley
- July 19 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
- July 21 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
- July 22 – Boise, ID – The Venue
- July 23 – Ogden, UT – The Basement
- July 24 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
- July 25 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
- July 27 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Supercenter
- July 28 – Augusta, GA – Sector 7G
- July 29 – Charleston, SC – The Oasis
- July 30 – Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue
- July 31 – West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
- Aug 1 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock

Bury Your Dead Tour Dates for Europe:
- Aug 5 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlacthof
- Aug 6 – Leisnig, Germany – Sucks n Summer Fest
- Aug 7 – Essen, Germany – Brotherhood Fest
- Aug 8 – Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang
- Aug 9 – Berlin, Germany – Magnet
- Aug 10 – Bezirk Landstrasse, Austria – Viper Room
- Aug 11 – Augsburg, Germany – Kantine
- Aug 12 – Comacchio, Italy – Voodoo Club
- Aug 13 – Stuttgart, Germany – JuHa West
- Aug 14 – Ieper, Belgium – Ieperfest
- Aug 15 – Birmingham, UK – HMV Institute
- Aug 16 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy 3
- Aug 17 – Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
- Aug 18 – London, UK – Underworld
- Aug 19 – Trier, Germany – Ex-Haus
- Aug 20 – Kassel, Germany – Hot Spot
- Aug 21 – Dublin, Ireland - TBA

Related links:
"Bluebeard" (courtesy of Noisecreep)
Bury Your Dead on MySpace
Bury Your Dead on Facebook
Bury Your Dead on Twitter
Mediaskare Records

Unearth's Ken Susi Establishes Social Network for Active Musicians

Ken Susi from Unearth and his brother Paul, came up with a great way of for musicians to connect with each other through a very organic website called Intonation Network. Intonation Network is a free, user-friendly, location-based social networking site that allows musicians and music industry professionals to connect and collaborate online.

The website is targeted to musicians looking to join a band or collaborate with other musicians, either locally or internationally. If you are in a band and searching for the perfect member, or a teacher seeking for new students, this site is ideal for you. The site is also great for techs, recording engineers, songwriters, or session musicians that are looking for work.

This site does not attempt to replace other social networks, but instead allows for the consolidation of all your multimedia from other social networking sites into one place.

- Discover: See and be seen! Find local musicians or expand your search to find musicians around the world. Show off your music and videos by creating profile pages for both you and your band(s).

- Audition: Are you a musician looking for a band? Is your band in need of a new member? Use this site to advertise your needs and attract the best talent out there. Take it a step further and hold online auditions.

- Learn: Use our location-based search engine to find local teachers. Teachers, advertise your services for free and attract new students

- Promote: Enter information about upcoming events for you or your band. This is a great way to promote your events and gain the exposure you deserve.

- Integrate: Many musicians are already using sites such as Facebook and YouTube to promote themselves. We don't want you to have to create another account or re-enter all your information again. Simply login with your Facebook account choose what information you'd like to share. In addition to Facebook integration, Intonation is also integrated with YouTube allowing you to further enhance your profile page with video.

- Collaborate: Meet face-to-face with musicians around the world using Intonation-Network's online video chat.

Said Ken Susi of the official launch: "Intonation-Network will revolutionize the networking between musicians and music business representatives!" Paul agrees, adding, "It really is the perfect outlet for all musicians and bands to showcase their abilities and get discovered."

Related links:
Intonation Network

Murphy's Law is turning Japanese

The legendary New York Hardcore band Murphy's Law (formed in 1982 in Queens, NY) is known for bringing the ruckus wherever they perform at. Thanks to the shenanigans that vocalist Jimmy Gestapo brings to the table, the band is the ultimate party band. Don't get confused though, they take pride in being a very tight band that takes their music very seriously but still has fun while performing their perfect blend of Hardcore Punk and Ska.

Murphy's Law is:
- Jimmy Gestapo (Jimmy Drescher) - Vocals
- Tim Miller - Guitar
- Raven - Sax
- Felipe Lithgow - Bass
- Tucker Rule - Drums

Japan better be ready for Murphy's Law, as the band is gearing up for a two week run that will begin on July 1st at Thunder Snake in Atsugi and will conclude on July 10th at Club Border in Hiroshima. Joining Murphy's Law on their Japanese tour are We Are All One and Aggressive Dogs (A.K.A. Uzi One).

What can the Japanese crowd expect? Check these videos out to get a taste of the great times that are ahead for thousands of Japanese kids.

- Bong Blast demo (1983) Spliff Records
- Murphy's Law (1986) Profile Records
- Back with a Bong (1989) Profile Records
- The Best of Times (1991) Relativity Records
- Good for Now EP (1993) We Bite Records
- Murphy's Law / Back With A Bong (1994) Another Planet – split CD re-issue
- Dedicated (1996) Another Planet
- The Best of Times / Good for Now (2000) Artemis Records – split CD re-issue
- The Party's Over (2001) Artemis Records
- Beer, Smoke, And Live (2002) P.O.P. Records
- The Best (2005) NYHC Tattoos Records
- Covered (2005) NYHC Tattoos Records

Related links:
Murphy's Law

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mastodon Debut NEW Adult Swim Video for "Deathbound"

Mastodon never stops pushing the envelope and they always awe their thousands of worldwide fans with their original way of making music, producing videos, and performing on stage. The band is currently busy in Europe for a summer tour that includes Sonisphere Festival (all dates), Rock Im Park, Rock Am Ring, Roskilde Festivals and more. They will also be performing at The Gorge in Seattle on July 30 with Soundgarden, the Meat Puppets, and Queens of the Stone Age.

The band has also been working on their fifth studio album titled "The Hunter" (tentatively scheduled for an October release). The majority of the album was recorded at Doppler Studios in Atlanta, Georgia with producer Mike Elizondo. The drums were tracked at Sound City Studios, which is were Nirvana recorded their hit album "Nevermind". Some confirmed songs are:

- "Blasteroids"
- "The Octopus Has No Friends"
- "Stargasm"
- "Curl of the Burl"
- "All the Heavy Lifting"
- "The Sparrow"
- "The Ruiner"
- "Dry Bone Valley"

"When you listen to the songs, they don't sound as 'fun' as we perceive them to be, I guess; it's still pretty extremely heavy material. We had a few songs that were kind of, not left over from 'Crack The Skye', but just stuff that we wanted to be on that album, but that album kind of took on a whole different thing of its own and there were a few stragglers that were super-heavy and crazy that didn't make it, and we finally got to put them on this record. And then we wrote a whole bunch of brand new stuff. There's, like, 14 songs that we recorded. And it's sort all over the place — a lot of different sounds. Some straight-up classic-rock-sounding songs, straight-up death metal-sounding songs and some completely bizarre, weirdo rock songs that we're not really sure what they are, but we love them." - Brann Dailor (On Metal Hammer)

Without further due, here is the NEW video by Mastodon for "Deathbound" (previously unreleased song from "Crack the Skye"). The song is part of the ten-week 2011 "Adult Swim Singles Program (Click to download the song)."

Related links:
Mastodon's Official Site
Crack the Skye
Mastodon on MySpace
Mastodon on YouTube
Mastodon on Twitter
Adult Swim Singles Program

Behemoth is Back in Black!

As we all know, Behemoth had to take a forced break when their vocalist/guitar Adam "Nergal" Darski was diagnosed with Leukemia early last year. In order for Nergal to get the treatment he needed, his fans united in order to find him a match that could donate some bone marrow in order for Nergal to be able to get a bone marrow transplant. Following the chemo therapy, and the bone marrow transplant, today Nergal is cancer free!

After over a year of not rehearsing together, Behemoth are back in the rehearsal space working on old and new songs. This is what Nergal had to say about this:

"Sooo, first rehearsals after the transplant are under our belts! I didn't want to get overexcited at first, just wanted to see how things would go, but I have to tell you… the second rehearsal we fuckin' nailed "Ov Fire And The Void", "Lucifer", "Conquer All" or "Antichristian Phenomenon" flawlessly! One of us even asked: 'Did we really take a year off from each other?' Ha ha… it was good times in great company! But the biggest surprise were the songs we NEVER played live ever and planning to do on the upcoming "Phoenix Rising Tour". I won't reveal any names yet, let it be a mystery til we hit the stage, all right?"

"In other news, I started jamming out some NEW shit too… too early to give any further comments but it sounds VERY disturbing and eerie. Can't fuckin wait to unleash those ideas to my friends…"

We are very stoked to be able to report that Behemoth is back in black, and gearing up for many more years of killer music! Nergal, we are happy to have you back, and that you are healthy again! \m/

Images courtesy of Good Fight Entertainment

Related links:
Behemoth on Metal Blade Records
Behemoth on Facebook
Behemoth on Twitter

Winds Of Plague at Warped Tour & NEW Music Video

The Death Core/Symphonic Metal band Winds Of Plague has had quiet a journey ever since they became an active band in 2002 when they were called Bleak December. After the release of their fourth studio album titled "Against the World" (released on April 19 via Century Media), the band has been busy on the road spreading their music to thousands of headbangers. Winds Of Plague is part of these years Warped Tour (tour-dates below) alongside heavyweights such as The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, A Day to Remember, Paramore, and more. This is what has happened thus far.

Wait, there's more. The band also has a brand new video for their song "Drop the Match", directed by Shan Dan's. Check out this neo-noir masterpiece!

Warped Tour 2011:
- 6/29 Las Cruces, NM - NMSU Practice Field
- 6/30 Las Vegas, NV - Union Plaza
- 7/1 Pomona, CA - Pomona Fairplex
- 7/2 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
- 7/3 Ventura, CA - Seaside Park
- 7/6 Bonner Springs, KS - Sandstone Amphitheatre
- 7/7 Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
- 7/8 Detroit, MI - Comerica Park
- 7/9 Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
- 7/10 Minneapolis, MN - Canterbury Park
- 7/12 Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake PAC
- 7/13 Boston, MA - Comcast Center
- 7/14 Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion
- 7/15 Toronto, ON - Arrow Hall
- 7/16 Montreal, QC - Parc Jean Drapeau
- 7/17 Hartford, CT - The Comcast Theatre
- 7/19 Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre
- 7/20 Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
- 7/21 Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
- 7/22 Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagra Pavilion
- 7/23 Uniondale, NY - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
- 7/24 Oceanport, NJ - Monmouth Park Racetrack
- 7/26 Washington, DC - Merriweather Post Pavilion
- 7/27 Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
- 7/28 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
- 7/29 Orlando, FL - Firestone Amphitheatre
- 7/30 Miami, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
- 7/31 St. Petersburg, FL - Vinoy Park
- 8/1 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
- 8/2 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
- 8/3 St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
- 8/4 Omaha, NE - Westfair Amphitheatre
- 8/5 Denver, CO - Invesco Field at Mile High
- 8/6 Salt Lake City, UT - Utah State Fairgrounds
- 8/7 Phoenix, AZ - Desert Sky Pavilion
- 8/9 San Diego, CA - Cricket Amphitheatre
- 8/10 Los Angeles, CA - Home Depot Center
- 8/11 Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
- 8/12 Boise, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheatre
- 8/13 Seattle, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
- 8/14 Portland, OR - Washington County Fairgrounds

Related links:
Winds of Plague on MySpace
Warped Tour
Century Media Records

Monday, June 27, 2011

Premiere of Amon Amarth NEW Video for "Destroyer of the Universe"

Today is a great day to be a Viking Metal head! The mighty Amon Amarth have unleashed their brand new video for "Destroyer of the Universe" on all of your eyelids, and we know that your pupils wont be disappointed. Here is the Official press release:

Starting today, fans can check out the new AMON AMARTH music video for the track Destroyer of the Universe off the band's latest release Surtur Rising. The live video was shot on the band's May 6th stop in Philadelphia, PA at the Theatre Of Living Arts by director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye Productions (The Black Dahlia Murder, The Devin Townsend Project, Suicide Silence, Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, etc).

"This time around we wanted to catch the energy and atmosphere of a live show, so we simply went for a live video. We look forward to get back to North America in August to continue and fulfill the "Evening with Amon Amarth" tour, meanwhile enjoy the video." comments guitarist Olavi Mikkonen.

An Evening With AMON AMARTH II:
- 8/04/2011 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
- 8/06/2011 Macewan Hall – Calgary, AB
- 8/07/2011 Edmonton Events Centre – Edmonton, AB
- 8/08/2011 Odeon – Saskatoon, SK
- 8/09/2011 The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
- 8/12/2011 The Phoenix Theatre – Toronto, ON
- 8/13/2011 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
- 8/14/2011 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC
- 8/16/2011 Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA
- 8/17/2011 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
- 8/19/2011 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
- 8/20/2011 Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ
- 8/21/2011 Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
- 8/23/2011 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
- 8/24/2011 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
- 8/26/2011 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
- 8/27/2011 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
- 8/29/2011 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
- 8/31/2011 House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
- 9/01/2011 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
- 9/02/2011 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
- 9/03/2011 The Knitting Factory - Boise, ID

Tickets are on sale now!

Without further due, here is the video:

Horns Up Rocks review of their New York City show!

Related links:
Official landing page for Surtur Rising
Amon Amarth's Official site
Metal Blade TV
Amon Amarth on Facebook
Follow Amon Amarth on Twitter
Amon Amarth on MySpace

Sirius XM's Kayla Riley Launches Jewelry Line at Tammany Hall

"The Golden Voice of Radio" Kayla Riley is known for being a very knowledgeable and chique radio personality. Ever since her inception in radio at WSOU's "pirate radio", Kayla has become a big part of the Hard Rock community. Thanks to her work with Sirius XM's Octane, the station has become a vital source for artists from all over the world to be heard by the masses. Today, Kayla will be presenting to the world her brand new jewelry line that she has helped develop for "Fancy Sexy Me". She will also be celebrating her birthday!

The event will take place tonight (June 21) at Tammany Hall in New York City and it will feature live performances by The August Infinity, Red, and Uncrowned. Additionally, DJ Troy Quan from Sirius XM's Liquid Metal will be spinning in between sets. There will also be raffles for prizes worth over $1,000.00. The event is sponsored by Jägermeister and portions of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project, which is a nonprofit nonpartisan organization dedicating its time to helping injured service men and women of our generation.  

- Date & Time: Monday, June 21, 2011 at 6:30
- Location: Tammany Hall, 152 Orchard Street, New York, NY
- Cost: FREE
- Age restrictions: 21+ with ID

Related links:
Official Site of Kayla Riley
Tammany Hall

Weak of Wanting Delivers Gentle Fury

A few weeks ago we posted a poll about which underground Heavy Music band the fans wanted to see featured on Horns Up Rocks, Weak of Wanting took the honors with a massive amount of votes from their loyal fan-base. We had the chance to interview their front lady Lisa 'Gruffalo' Brown, and it immediately became clear that this band is cutting their own path and presenting to the masses very honest music with no limitations. Here is the interview:

Horns Up Rocks: Lisa, tell us about the formation of Weak of Wanting.

Lisa: The guitarist and I have been jamming on and off since we were in school, and a year and a half ago we decided to make a go for it and form a band together. We just got ourselves a drummer and a bassist, who are still learning the songs with the intention of us all moving on as a 4 piece. Craig (Drums) and Alan (Bass) have been playing in bands together for a few years too.

Horns Up Rocks: Why do you think has helped Weak of Wanting gain a decent amount of fans in such a short period of time?

Lisa: I think that keeping up with the fan-base helps... talking to the fans and not just throwing status messages up and ignoring them when they ask questions, we see a lot of bands that do this and we hear there fans complaints about it. We stay active and have constant promotion, networking and we also helping out other musicians, promoters... all of which often involves very little sleep and what seems like very little come back, but maybe it is paying off, I hope it is.

Horns Up Rocks: How influential was the British Wave of Heavy Metal to the bands music?

Lisa: It was very influential on Craig and Alan but less so on myself and Ben the guitarist, as we are not the Metal heads in the band.

Horns Up Rocks: What's the message that Weak of Wanting wants to convey to the music world?

Lisa: We don't really have a message, we never expected to get this far, we just do what we love doing and hope others can enjoy it or find some comfort in it. We often hear that our music helped people in some way or another, mentally, emotionally or otherwise.

Horns Up Rocks: What's in the agenda for Weak of Wanting for the next year?

Lisa: The plan is to get a decent CD out to the fans as we've promised, hopefully do some more shows and festivals preferably as a 4 piece. A decent record deal would always go down nicely but otherwise I'll keep on at it myself, which doesn't look like too much of a daunting prospect considering all the very poor record labels out there that are dying on there arses 10 to the dozen anyhow.

- Artist Biography:

Weak Of Wanting are a new and quickly rising act in the Alternative Rock scene, in their first year they have already been MySpace band of the week, are the highest rated band on Vampirefreaks.com (a leading alternative culture website) and have amassed well over 10,000 fans worldwide. The band has a vibrant and active internet community surrounding them, meaning that wherever they play they will have support. Their influences are PJ Harvey, Alter Bridge and The Smashing Pumpkins.

Lisa (the vocalist) is the face and epic voice of Weak of Wanting. Though she looks sweet and innocent she is known for her powerful vocal range and haunting timbre. She spent a lot of her early singing career in punk bands and since leaving them, has spent many years training and refining her vocal style which is now unique and beautiful. Her writing style is almost sub conscious and is on a very emotional level but despite this she is a very professional musician and remains humble about her looks and rising fame, she speaks directly to her fans all the time and feels very strongly that the band should take the time to thank people for the support whenever they can.

Ben (guitarist) has spent almost as long being a sound engineer as he has playing the guitar and spends a great deal of time considering the shaping of the bands overall sound. His original idea was to try and create a lot of dynamic and ambient changes to suit Lisa’s voice and showcase his own abilities, knowing they only had two instruments he filled there mixes with a mixture of contrasting mixture heavy overdubs and minimalism to create the dynamic shifts he wanted as well as a combination of drone notes and open voiced chords to add harmonic interest.

Craig and Alan are both friends of each other and Ben, as he recorded one of Alan’s earlier Metal projects, although they are very recent additions to the band they are formidable song writers in there own right and very experienced musicians. The early practices have been excellent the band gel incredibly quickly and were able to improvise fluidly from the very first day. There addition to the band has been the stepping stone Weak Of Wanting have been waiting for to go out and do some real gigs and finally connect in person with there large fan group

Related links:
Weak of Wanting on Facebook
Weak of Wanting on MySpace
Weak of Wanting on YouTube
Weak of Wanting on Twitter

Lies Beneath Exclusive Song Premiere

Lies Beneath have been making plenty of noise within the tri-state area Heavy Music scene and are already known for delivering well composed music that can wake up the dead! Their full-length album titled "Death of the American Dream" will be presented to the masses on Saturday, July 2, at Fontana's Bar in New York City at the Sindependence Metal Bash. After many tedious months of hard work at the recording studio, Lies Beneath are ready to get on stage and deliver their blend of pure American Metal, the pure American way!

- Vital Statistics:


- Nick Serr: Vocals
- Jared Zipeg: Lead Guitars
- Ben Serr: Guitars & Backing Vocals
- Andrew Czegledi: Drums
- Spencer Guttenberg: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals


\m/ ORIGIN: Long Island, New York

\m/ MISSION: To create an undeniable presence and to captivate any audience.


Lies Beneath is a five-piece Metal band with influences ranging from Thrash, to Death Metal and Hardcore. With classic dual-guitar attack, a crushing rhythm section, dynamic vocals and brooding soundscapes, this band creates an undeniable presence and demands captivation from any audience.

Lies Beneath is a product of two different bands that were originally formed by guitarists Ben Serr and Jared Zipes. With the two founding members trading off on guitar and bass, the beginnings of Lies Beneath began forming amidst the trial-and-error of changing lineups. With the consolidation of these two outfits, Lies Beneath officially formed in 2005 with Serr on guitar and vocals, Zipes on lead guitar, with the addition of Steve Inoshima on bass and Andrew Czegledi on drums. The band began heavily gigging the underground Long Island metal scene, quickly gaining a dedicated following.

In the Summer of 2006, the band set out to record their first effort entitled "The Eidolon," a self-released LP featuring titles like "Exposure," "Mind Inside The Massacre," and "Combat Ready." Upon the album’s release, Lies Beneath began experiencing new heights of popularity. Constantly gigging the underground scene, they appeared at some of Long Island and NYC’s biggest clubs including Don Hills, The Knitting Factory, and The Crazy Donkey where they opened for Kittie and Walls of Jericho.

In the summer of 2007 the band completed the roster by adding lead singer Nick Serr. In addition to being guitarist Ben Serr’s brother, he is also the founding vocalist of the NY-based prog metalcore band Engine, and brutal post-thrash group Resolution15. With the addition of Nick’s growls and soaring vocal lines, Lies Beneath was ready to unleash their crushing sound to new audiences.

In September of 2007 Lies Beneath appeared at Locobazooka at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA. Thousands of new fans caught a glimpse of some of the band's newest material when they shared the stage with Shadows Fall as they warmed up for Heaven and Hell, Alice Cooper, and Queensryche. With the help of Corey Unger, guitarist and founder of the seminal New England hardcore group Blood Has Been Shed, Lies Beneath is currently writing and recording new material for their forthcoming album entitled "Death of the American Dream" due for release in the Winter of 2011.

Today, we present to you a brand new song titled "Vlad Tepes". Crank it up and come see them live this upcoming weekend!

"Vlad Tepes" is named after Vlad III (aka "Dracula" or "Vlad the Impaler"), who ruled Wallachia (Transylvania) from 1456-1462. He was well known for his resistance against the expansion of the Ottoman empire, and earned his surname "Tepes" from his reputation of impaling his enemies. The name "Dracula" stems from the name "Drakulya" or "son of the dragon." His father, Vlad Dracul, was a proud member of the Order of the Dragon, who were sworn to protect the cross from all enemies of Christianity (namely the Ottoman Turks).

In terms of the album's storyline, the song is somewhat of a "look into the not-so-distant past" from the eyes of the "main character" and makes a comparison between the tyrant of the 15th century and present-day tyrant of similar proportions (it's up to the listener to determine who that real-life political figure might be). The lyrical content definitely leads the listener to certain conclusion if they recognize all of the clues. It's one of history's unheeded warnings rearing its ugly head to repeat itself.

Related links:
Lies Beneath
Lies Beneath on Facebook

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Live Footage of Cavalera Conspiracy in Eindhoven, Holland

Cavalera Conspiracy are currently busy on the road in support of their second full-length album titled "Blunt Force Trauma" (released on March 29 via Roadrunner Records). The live footage below proves that whenever you put the Cavalera brothers (Max and Iggor) in front of large audience, nobody leaves without a few bruises! As we all know, the Cavalera brothers formed the legendary Brazilian Heavy Metal band Sepultura in 1984, and single handily changed the phase of Heavy Music forever. While neither of them are in Sepultura anymore (even though they should be), they are still spreading artistic terrorism with the music that they have been creating with Cavalera Conspiracy. The other members of the band include: guitar virtuoso Mark Rizzo and bassist Johnny Chow.

Without further due, here is live footage of the band's performance last night (June 25) at Effenaar in Eindhoven, Holland! Footage recorded & posted by ovd806.

Related links:
Cavalera Conspiracy
Roadrunner Records

Suffocation to Perform Hometown Show Tonight

The legendary Death Metal band Suffocation has been busy working on their seventh studio album, which is the follow up to their most recent album titled "Blood Oath". While the fans wait with great anticipation, the band has decided to perform a hometown show at the Crazy Donkey, in Farmingdale, Long Island.

Joining Suffocation on stage are: Killjoy, Enemy For Life, Facing the Sun, Archon November, Synthetic Crypt, Carcinogen, and Bloodshed. Tickets are only $20! See you all there!

Related links:
Suffocation's Official Site
The Crazy Donkey