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Friday, March 9, 2012


End Tour with Nile, Skeletonwitch, Hour of Penance tour dates:

- 03/23: Cleveland, OH at Grog Shop
- 03/24: Grand Rapids, MI at The Intersection
- 03/25: Milwaukee, WI at Eagles Club
- 03/26: Minneapolis, MN at Station 4
- 03/27: Chicago, IL at Bottom Lounge
- 03/28: Omaha, NE at The Waiting Room
- 03/29: Denver, CO at Marquis Theatre
- 03/30: Salt Lake City, UT at The Complex
- 03/31: Las Vegas, NV at Extreme Thing (BDM only)
- 04/02: Seattle, WA at El Corazon
- 04/03: Portland, OR at Hawthorne Theater
- 04/04: San Francisco, CA at Slims
- 04/05: Los Angeles, CA at House of Blues
- 04/06: Phoenix, AZ at Nile Theater
- 04/07: Albuquerque, NM at Sunshine Theater
- 04/09: Dallas, TX at Prophet Bar
- 04/10: San Antonio, TX at White Rabbit
- 04/11: Houston, TX at Warehouse Live
- 04/13: Atlanta, GA at Masquerade
- 04/14: Cincinnati, OH at Bogarts (Death on the Vine w/ Cannibal Corpse, Exhumed)
- 04/15: Toledo, OH at Jamboree Festival (BDM Only)
- 04/17: Baltimore, MD at Rams Head Live
- 04/18: Philadelphia, PA at Theater of the Living Arts
- 04/19: New York, NY at Irving Plaza
- 04/20: Worcester, MA at New England Metal Fest @ The Palladium

Related links:
TBDM on MySpace
NILE's Official Site
Skeletonwitch on MySpace
Official Site Of Hour Of Penance

Have You Watched The NEW IMPENDING DOOM Video For "Murderer"?

IMPENDING DOOM have debuted their brand NEW music video for "Murderer" and you can watch it right now (courtesy of Hot Topic.com).

The band will release their brand NEW full length album entitled 'Baptized in Filth' on March 13, 2012. Produced by Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder) and Machine, this is the bands fourth full length and most ferocious effort to date.

IMPENDING DOOM has also confirmed for this years Metal Alliance Tour along side acts like Devildriver, Job For a Cowboy and Dying Fetus.

Metalliance Tour, featuring Dying Fetus, DevilDriver, The Faceless, Job For A Cowboy, 3 Inches Of Blood, Impending Doom, and Wretched.

- 3/15: Austin, TX @ SXSW / Scoot Inn
- 3/16: New Orleans, LA @ The Hangar
- 3/17: St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
- 3/18: Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
- 3/20: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
- 3/21: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
- 3/22: Danvers, MA @ Palace Ballroom
- 3/23: Montreal, QC @ Le National
- 3/24: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
- 3/25: Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
- 3/26: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
- 3/27: St Paul, MN @ Station-4
- 3/28: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
- 3/29: Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
- 3/30: Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
- 3/31: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
- 4/01: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
- 4/02: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
- 4/05: Oakland, CA @ The Pound
- 4/06: Hollywood, CA @ The Music Box
- 4/07: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
- 4/09: Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
- 4/10: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
- 4/11: Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
- 4/13: Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
- 4/15: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
- 4/16: Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
- 4/19: Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
- 4/20: Austin, TX @ Emo's East
- 4/21: Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

Pre-order bundles containing multiple shirts, posters and vinyl are available HERE or you can pre-order/preview on iTunes HERE.

Related links:
Impending Doom on Facebook
Impending Doom on Twitter
Metalliance Tour

Celebrate The Most Metal Month At The MARCH METAL BEATDOWN II Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 10 its time to celebrate the most Metal month of them all at “March Metal Beatdown II”! The festivities kick off at 7PM ET at The Trash Bar in Williamsburg with an open bar (PBR & Well Drinks). Around 8 PM ET and going all the way until whenever the hell we want, we have the following bands taking over your ears:

- HYPOXIA (Colombia)
- WORLD LOST (Wilmington, DE)
- THE COSMOS (Brooklyn, NY)

Come celebrate the beginning of Spring at yet another Horns Up Rocks Metal show/party! Only $10 AND there is FREE PBR/Well Liquor from 7-8 PM (you must be 21+)!
Additionally, the “March Metal Beatdown II” will be hosted by our founder Jo Schüftan and DJed by our Director of Design, Javier Samaniego!

Get your dancing shoes and see you THIS Saturday in Brooklyn, NY!
Click here to RSVP

Related links:
- Trial By Terror on Facebook
- Hypoxia on Facebook
- Mummified In Circuitry
- World Lost on Facebook
- The Cosmos on Facebook

C.O.C.'s Reed Mullin & Woody Weatherman Discuss NEW Album At Tour Kickoff Show In NYC!

Corrosion Of Conformity was established in 1982 in Raleigh, North Carolina by bassist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman and drummer Reed Mullin. Ever since then the band has released 7 studio albums, 3 EP's, and 1 live album. On February 28, 2012 the band released their self-titled album via Candlelight Records. Recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in Los Angeles, the album was produced by the band in cooperation with long-time collaborator John Custer. It was mixed by John Lousteau (Foo Fighters) and features artwork by Seldon Hunt (Melvins, High On Fire). The album will is available on standard CD, deluxe digipak, and two exclusive vinyl formats.

During, the bands tour kick off show at The Gramercy Theatre in New York Rock City on Thursday, March 1st, we had the chance to chat with C.O.C.'s own Reid Mullen (drummer) and Woody Weatherman (guitarist) about the bands eighth studio album. We also chatted with them about the bands connections with Dave Grohl (ex-Nirvana, now in Foo Fighters), and the band managed to find a perfect chemisty which resulted in then recording one of the best albums of their careers.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY with Torche, Valient Thorr, A Storm Of Light (Remaining tour dates):

- 03/09/2012: Beaumont Club in Kansas City, MO
- 03/10/2012: Downtown Music Hall in Little Rock, AR
- 03/11/2012: Hi-Tone Café in Memphis, TN
- 03/12/2012: Trees in Dallas, TX
- 03/14/2012: SXSW in Austin, TX ! #
- 03/15/2012: SXSW in Austin, TX ! #
- 03/16/2012: The Big Spill @ Korova in San Antonio, TX # w/ Saviours, Zoroaster & more
- 03/17/2012: One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, LA ! # w/ Zoroaster
- 03/18/2012: Zydeco in Birmingham, AL ! # w/ Zoroaster

! = No Torche
# = No Valient Thorr

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY with Torche, Black Cobra, GazaL

- 6/01/2012: Amos Southend in Charlotte, NC
- 6/03/2012: Exit/In in Nashville, TN
- 6/05/2012: Conservatory in Oklahoma City, OK
- 6/07/2012: Club 910 in Phoenix, AZ
- 6/08/2012: Ink-N-Iron Festival @ The Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA w/ Suicidal Tendencies, TSOL, Torche, Black Cobra and more…
- 6/09/2012: Slim's in San Francisco, CA
- 6/11/2012: Studio Seven in Seattle, WA
- 6/12/2012: Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, OR
- 6/13/2012: Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver, BC
- 6/15/2012: Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT
- 6/16/2012: Summit in Denver, CO
- 6/18/2012: Firebird in St. Louis, MO
- 6/19/2012: The Ballroom @ The Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, OH
- 6/20/2012: Machine Shop in Flint, MI
- 6/21/2012: The Opera House in Toronto, ON
- 6/22/2012: Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
- 6/23/2012: Middle East in Boston, MA

Corrosion Of Conformity Track-Listing:

1. Psychic Vampire
2. River of Stone
3. Leeches
4. El Lamento de Las Cabras
5. Your Tomorrow
6. The Doom
7. The Moneychangers
8. Come Not Here
9. What We Become
10. Rat City
11. Time of Trials
12. Canyon Man (deluxe/vinyl only)
13. The Same Way (deluxe/vinyl only)

Video credit: Derek Soto from Sinestra Studios (Like them on Facebook)!

Related links:
Corrosion Of Conformity

GENE HOGLAN Confirms That He Won't Be Touring With FEAR FACTORY!

As previously reported, Heavy Metal drumming machine Gene Hoglan is uncertain of whither he will become a permanent drummer of TESTAMENT. Well, it seems like Hoglan is ready to join the band full time! Today, he announced that he will not be touring with FEAR FACTORY on their upcoming tour with SHADOWS FALL. And as far as we know, he did not record drums on the bands upcoming album entitled 'The Industrialist' (set to be released on June 5, 2012 via Candlelight Records). Here is what he had to say about this:

"I'm sure whomever they get on drums is gonna kick some ass, absolutely! I'd like to wish them the best on the tour, and I'm sure everyone's gonna make out just fine."

While Hoglan is still listed as the drummer for FEAR FACTORY, last month we asked him if he plans on joining legendary Thrash Metallers TESTAMENT full time, whom with he recorded their upcoming album entitled 'The Dark Roots Of Earth' (set to be released in late April/early May via Nuclear Blast Records) and played drums on most of their recent series of tours with ANTHRAX and DEATH ANGEL. Here is what he had to say about his future.

"Right now I am taking things day by day. Sometimes you really have to be careful with what you wish for."

When we recently spoke with TESTAMENT's frontman Chuck Billy, we asked him what the bands drummer situation is. Here is what he had to say about this:

"We'd like him (Gene Hoglan) to be, but I think right now we're just taking it tour by tour. We don't know yet. We just kind of unexpectedly had to do this tour before the record came out, so we haven't really thought about it yet."

In our opinion it would make sense for him to join TESTAMENT as a full time member since he recorded their NEW album 'The Dark Roots Of Earth'. Stay tuned for more information!

Related links:
Official Site of Gene Hoglan
Gene Hoglan on MySpace
Fear Factory

Have You Seen Ronnie James Dios' Statue In Bulgaria?

As we all know, Ronnie James Dio is one of the most influential vocalists in Heavy Music history. When ha passed away on May 16, 2010, he left a huge void in our scene. At the time we wondered how he would be tributed. This sculpture is located at the Bulgarian Black-sea coastal town of Kavarna and is by far the best tribute to Dio we have seen! Thanks Alexander Petrov and Krasimir Krastev - Lomsky, for sculpting this badass statue of our Metal messiah!

Official site of Ronnie James Dio
DIO on MySpace
Official Ronnie James Dio Facebook page

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Today We Salute All The Women Of The World, Specially The Ladies Who Make Metal Sexier!

Today is International Women's Day! So lets all salute all the women of the world. Specially, the ladies who make the Heavy Music scene a lot SEXIER! \m/

About International Women's Day:

International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc. In many regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. In other regions, however, the original political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner.

Watch GOD FORBID & GENERATION KILL On Headbangers Ball

Last Friday (February 24), God Forbid returned to their home state of New Jersey and destroyed Dingbatz along with Rob Dukes' Generation Kill! Headbangers Ball host Jose Mangin (Sirius XM Liquid Metal) was present at this Metallic festivity, and chatted with both bands. Here is what went down!

Related links:
Watch Headbanger's Ball on MTV2.com
God Forbid
God Forbid on Facebook
God Forbid on Twitter
God Forbid on MySpace

PARADISE LOST Premieres Making-of “Honesty In Death” Video

PARADISE LOST's upcoming album, 'Tragic Idol', is scheduled for a worldwide release through Century Media Records on April 23rd in Europe and April 24th in North America! In anticipation of this release, the band just filmed a video for "Honesty In Death" in the UK with director Matt Green (who also did the "Cathedrals Of Dread" video for Greg Mackintosh's Death Metal band VALLENFYRE). A behind-the-scenes, making-of the "Honesty In Death" video has now been posted online, and you can watch it now thanks to Metal Hammer Germany!

- PARADISE LOST Live 2012:

16.03.2012 Hammerfest IV, Prestatyn, UK

Tragic Idol headline tour (*support by INSOMNIUM):

16.04.2012 Cardiff, Great Hall 2, UK*
17.04.2012 Southampton, The Brook, UK*
18.04.2012 Folkestone, Quarterhouse, UK*
19.04.2012 Colchester, Arts Centre, UK*
20.04.2012 Stoke, Sugarmill, UK*
22.04.2012 York, The Duchess, UK*
23.04.2012 Glasgow, King Tuts, UK*
24.04.2012 Sheffield, Corporation, UK*
25.04.2012 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms, UK*
26.04.2012 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms, UK*
27.04.2012 Manchester, Club Academy, UK*
29.04.2012 London, Scala, UK*
30.04.2012 Norwich, Waterfront, UK*

22.06.2012 Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
01.07.2012 Rockwave, Athens, Greece
02.08.2012 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
04.08.2012 Metal Camp, Tolmin, Slovenia
10.08.2012 Brutal Assault, Josefov, Czech Republic
12.08.2012 Bloodstock Open Air, Catton Hall, UK
18.08.2012 Summerbreeze Festival, Dinkelsbühl, Germany - NEW!

Related links:
Click here to retrieve a FREE Download from Paradise Lost's NEW Album 'Tragic Idol'
Official site of Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost on MySpace
Paradise Lost on Facebook
Paradise Lost on Twitter

MARDUK, 1349, WITHERED & WEAPON To Tour North America Together!

Swedish Black Metal tyrants MARDUK will be heading back to North America this summer for a headlining run with 1349, WITHERED, and WEAPON. A full list of tour dates is below, so check to see when they'll be coming to a city near you!

MARDUK tour dates with 1349, WITHERED, WEAPON:

May 31 - Santiago, Chile @ Club 334 **MARDUK only**
June 1 - Puerto Rico, PR @ La Respuesta **MARDUK only**
June 2 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
June 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Music Hall
June 4 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
June 5 - Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
June 6 - Ottawa, ON @ Maverick's
June 7 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
June 8 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
June 9 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
June 10 - Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
June 11 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
June 12 - Calgary, AB @ Distillery
June 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue
June 15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
June 16 - Portland, OR @ Bossanova
June 17 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
June 18 - Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar **MARDUK only**
June 19 - Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
June 20 - San Diego, CA @ Ruby Room

MARDUK will be releasing their 12th studio album, 'Serpent Sermon', in early summer 2012. The track-listing, artwork, and release date for the album will be revealed in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, here are some in-studio photos. Stay tuned for more news about MARDUK and Serpent Sermon coming soon!

Related links:
Official Site of Marduk
Marduk on Facebook

DragonForce Are Taking Over North America This Spring. Are You Ready?

European Power Metal dynamos DragonForce have announced plans to return to North America for a spring tour. This outing marks the band's first full trek with brand NEW singer Marc Hudson, who also makes his recorded debut on 'The Power Within'. The album lands at retail on April 17.

Hudson premiered his voice at a series of intimate North American gigs last fall. The performances were met with much praise and approval from the band's diehard fanbase. Now the vocalist will be able to showcase his pipes to other parts of the country and beyond, where a similar reaction is expected for this talented up 'n comer with undeniable chops.

The tour kicks off April 21 at the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Fest in Worcester, Massachusetts and makes several stops on the East Coast before winding through Canada and into the Midwest before wrapping out west on May 11 in Anaheim, California. L.A.-based Metal warriors Holy Grail, and Huntress, a five-piece Metal band lead by vocalist Jill Janus, who delivers an unparalleled four-octave range thanks to her opera background, will provide support on this run.

Pre-orders for 'The Power Within' are available as of today. You can pre-order 'The Power Within' bundle and receive an exclusive autographed poster and a download of the album the day before it’s available in stores. You can also download the brand NEW track “Fallen World” immediately and for free. Click here to check out the pre-order and the download.

Tour Dates:

- April 21: Worcester, MA at The Palladium
- April 22: New York, NY at Gramercy Theatre
- April 23: Philadelphia, PA at Theatre of the Living Arts
- April 25: Montreal, QC at Le National
- April 26: London, ON at London Music Hall
- April 27: Milwaukee, WI at The Rave
- April 28: Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue
- April 29: Winnipeg, MB at West End Cultural Centre
- May 1: Edmonton, AB at The Starlite Room
- May 2: Calgary, AB at Republik
- May 4: Vancouver, BC at Commodore Ballroom
- May 5: Seattle, WA at El Corazon
- May 6: Portland, OR at Hawthorne Theater
- May 8: San Francisco, CA at Slim's
- May 10: Los Angeles, CA at Troubadour
- May 11: Anaheim, CA at House of Blues

Related links:
Official Site of Dragonforce


Reigning Queen of Metal DORO PESCH will be appearing as a guest on VH1 Classic’s Season 10 of “That Metal Show.”

“It’s awesome that there’s such a great and unique Metal show on television. ‘That Metal Show’ is my favorite show to watch when I’m in America! I’ve known Eddie Trunk for a very long time. He’s a long-time supporter and I love what he does… and he’s always a great interview when I’m in New York. I’m very excited and looking forward to being on the show!”

Hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine, the DORO episode will air Saturday, May 12th at 9 p.m. PACIFIC/11 p.m. EASTERN. Other guests include Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy of The Cult and Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon. The NEW season of THAT METAL SHOW kicks off on Saturday, March 31st.

DORO will be participating in a live web chat with fans on Tuesday, March 13th at 10:30 a.m. PACIFIC / 1:30 p.m. EASTERN / 18:30 (6:30 p.m.) CET at the Nuclear Blast Streaming Room (link below).

DORO’s mammoth 25 Years In Rock 2 DVD/CD set – which has immortalized her 2,500th live concert – was released last September.

DORO celebrated her 25th anniversary concert in 2008 at the ISS Dome in her hometown of Düsseldorf, Germany. With over 8,500 people in attendance, this magical performance featured her long-time band members Nick Douglas (bass), Joe Taylor (guitar), Johnny Dee (drums) and Oliver Palotai (keyboards, guitar). Guest appearances were made by Overkill’s Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, Grave Digger’s Chris Boltendahl, former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen, Scorpions’ Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker, Liv Kristine (Leaves’ Eyes), Floor Jansen (After Forever), Axel Rudi Pell and many others. This once-on-a-lifetime concert set was captured in its entirety and includes outtakes from this very special career-affirming evening and is still available at the Nuclear Blast Webshop. View the 25 Years In Rock DVD video trailer below.

Related links:
Official Site of Doro Pesch
Nuclear Blast Records Streaming Room
Nuclear Blast Web Shop
Doro Pesch's Official Facebook
Doro Pesch on Twitter

THY WILL BE DONE, RED FANG, BLACK TUSK & KYNG Confirmed For Orion Music & More Festival Alongside METALLICA!

As stated on the official Orion Music + More website, "METALLICA has invited 22+ of their favorite artists from across the music and comedy spectrum to the inaugural Orion Music + More. More than just music, the festival will also feature a lifestyle element showcasing the band's individual interests - and allowing fans to interact directly with each of the band members."

Today, it was confirmed that Thy Will Be Done, Red Fang, Black Tusk and Kyng, will be joining the festivities! This massive events will take place in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 23rd and 24th! Tickets are on sale now. Hellyeah!

Partial Lineup for the "Orion: Music and More" Festival:

Related links:
Orion Music and More

New York Metal Outfit IKILLYA Announce UK Tour - Video Available!

During the last fewyears we have come across a lot of great bands within New York City Underground Heavy Music Scene. One band that is contributing to the growth of the scene by always delivering the goods is Ikillya. Fronted by vocalist Jason Lekberg, Ikillya's debut album entitled "Recon" is a fresh sounding groove machine full of furious well polished songs. "Recon" was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Hatebreed, This or the Apocalypse) and engineered by Paul Suarez (Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold), Ryan Kelly (Opeth, Orbs), and Armando Subero.

It has just been announced that Ikillya will be representing New York Metal and US Metal for that matter, in the United Kingdom. Watch this video for all the details:

Ikillya’s debut music video for their first single off "Recon" “…And Hell Followed With Him” was shot by seasoned director Frankie Nasso (All That Remains, Mudvayne, Hellyeah) in Staten Island, New York.

Related links:
Ikillya's Official Site

Violin Metallers RESOLUTION 15 Need Your Help; Join Their Kickstarter Campaign!

SVAHA - The next Resolution15 record:

We here at Resolution15 are kind of excited about the music business these days. Instead of having a cumbersome middleman (read: record label/ad firm) between musicians and their fans, we get to work with you directly. In this spirit, we named our next recording project "Svaha"; an offering from us to you, the music lover. And without a wall between us, we get to involve you in the process of bringing music to life. This is, in microcosm, what Resolution15 stands for: no walls between ourselves and the Truth or each other. But since bringing music to life in a way that it can be shared takes money, it works like this: you donate money, and we make our record. There are a lot of incentives here from great art to goofy experiences (in addition to the music itself!) which we hope will make participating in our project more fun than simply clicking a donate button. Our personal faves are the Alanna Kaivalya led private yoga class with us and dinner with Res15 prepared by MasterChef Season 2 Contestant and dear friend Monica Chung. This way we get to know you! And no one said you guys can't get together and pool your resources...Anyhow, click the links, click donate, and enjoy! SVAHA!

Related links:
Click here to contribute to Resolution 15!
The Svaha Sessions on Bandcamp
Resolution 15
Resolution 15 on Facebook
Resolution 15 on Twitter

LOCK UP Unleash Their NEW Music Video For "Accelerated Mutation"!

Last month, extreme Metallers Lock Up, the UK Death Metal group featuring genre veterans, Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates, Disfear), Nicolas Barker (ex-Cradle Of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir),Anton Reisenegger (Criminal, Pentagram) and Dan Lilker (who stepped in for Shane Embury), performed for first time ever in the United States! For this special tour, Lock Up was joined by Goatwhore and Strong Intention!

Now the band has unleashed their NEW music video for their song "Accelerated Mutation", which was directed by acclaimed tattoo artist Carlos Aguilar of Black Shadows Tattoo. Watch it now!

Photo credit: Derek Soto from Sinestra Studios (Like them on Facebook)!

Related links:
Lock Up on Facebook
Lock Up on YouTube
Follow Lock Up on Twitter
Lock Up on MySpace
Nuclear Blast Records

Check Out This BADASS Live Pictures Of IN FLAMES & TRIVIUM In New York City!

During In Flames' recent successful tour with Trivium, Veil Of Maya and Kyng, we had the chance to capture some killer shots of In Flames and Trivium. We also had to the chance to chat with Anders Fridén, frontman of In Flames, and Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto (watch below).

Video and Photo credit: Steve Lars from Creative Ventures International

Related links:
Official Site of In Flames
In Flames on MySpace
In Flames on Twitter

MINA CAPUTO Speaks About Human Equality & Performs For The First Time Ever As A Trans-Gender!

Mina Caputo, formerly known as Keith Caputo, has had a an extensive career within the music industry. While you all know him from his work with legendary New York Metallers LIFE OF AGONY, Caputo is constantly pushing the limits of his successful life as an artist. As we all know, LIFE OF AGONY is not an active band at the moment, and the chances of the band returning to the musical spectrum are very unlikely. But this does not mean that Caputo is done creating awesome music. After seeing Caputo's solo set at Tamanny Hall in New York City, at the one year anniversary of "Hate The Hate", there is no doubt in our minds that there will be plenty more to come from one of the best singer/song writers of our generation.

For those of you who missed the event, you missed a historical night in which all sorts of people came together for a VERY positive cause: stand against hate crimes, bullying and suicide. Additionally, Caputo performed for the first time ever as Mina Caputo! This was obviously the highlight of the night, not only from a humanitarian and musical stand point, but it was also the most authentic way for "Hate The Hate" to spread the word about human equality.

As most of you know, last year, Caputo announced that he was a trans-gender person. After hearing this shocking news, the Heavy Music world immediately went awol and a few close minded LIFE OF AGONY fans and some members of the media, bashed Caputo's decision to "come out'. At that time we immediately asked the public to respect Caputo's decision, since we truly believe that he sent a very strong message to a genre of music that carries way too many stereotypes.

Before Mina Caputo took center stage for the first time in months, we were able to chat with Caputo about the importance of human equality, and of course about the impact of LIFE OF AGONY in Caputo's life. This interview is NOT to be missed, so check it out and spread the word!

Related links:
Keith Mina Caputo

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Who Is Hungry For Some Bacon Guitar?

If you ever wondered how to make your own Bacon Guitar, this video is for you! Some genius combined two amazing things together, and the results is bizarre as hell, but very cool! And hey, you can follow the instructions on how to build your very own Bacon Guitar. Check it out and let us know if you would play this guitar or simple eat the bacon!

Oh, and this video includes a NEW hit single titled "Bacon Love Blues"! Check it out.

Related links:
Check out the website to blame for the Bacon Guitar

Punk Rock Legends PENNYWISE Premiere NEW Song "All Or Nothing"

California Punk Rockers PENNYWISE have released a NEW song called "All Or Nothing". This energetic and uplifting song is the first single of their NEW album called 'All Or Nothing', which is set to be released on May 1st via Epitaph Records.


- Zoli Téglás: Vocals
- Fletcher Dragge: Guitars
- Randy Bradbury: Bass
- Byron McMackin: Drums

Related links:
Official Site of Pennywise
Pennywise on Cinderblock
Pennywise on MySpace
Follow Pennywise on Twitter

OVERKILL Have Yet Another Video Of The Making Of 'The Electric Age' For YOUR Eyes!

OVERKILL have released yer another behind the scenes episode of the making of their new record 'The Electric Age'. In this episode, lead vocalist Bobby "Blitz" answers questions about the recording process, themes behind their new record and how they keep the process new and fresh.

OVERKILL will release their 16th full length studio album entitled 'The Electric Age' on March 27, 2012. The record will be released in Europe on Nuclear Blast Records on March 30, 2012. You can now pre-order and preview the record on iTunes.
The band recently announced NEW details around their upcoming "ELECTRIC AGE TOUR." Supporting will be GOD FORBID, DIAMOND PLATE and SUDIKARA. Dates will stretch coast to coast and run through April and May.

The band is also featured in the latest issue of Decibel Magazine, the band's legendary record "Years Of Decay" has been inducted into the Decibel Magazine Hall Of Fame.

OVERKILL leaked the first behind the scenes episode a few weeks ago. The first episode outlines the recording process they used for their upcoming NEW record. Recorded at GEAR Studios, owned and operated by bassist D.D. Verni, the video outlines specific gear and techniques used and how it had shaped the bands raw unfiltered sound over the last few releases.

Related links:
Overkill's Official Site
Official Site of EONE Metal

Extreme Metal Band NILE Announce NEW Album Title!

South Carolina's extreme Metal band NILE, is scheduled to release their NEW album entitled 'At The Gate Of Sethu' this coming spring/early summer via Nuclear Blast records. The bands seventh studio album is the follow up to 2009's 'Those Whom The Gods Detest'. Once again NILE has recruited producer/mixer Keil Kernon, who has previously worked with CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE and even QUEENSRŸCHE. So what can the NILE fans expect?

"Some of the drumming on this record will be boggling people's minds for years to come," commented Karl Sanders (guitarist/vocalist).

In other NILE news, will be hitting the road in Asia this April/May. This will be the first time that the band will be hitting these unique markets. The NILE boys are extremely excited about bringing their live insanity to their Asian Metal brothers.

Stay tune for more news about NILE's new album!

Related links:
NILE's Official Site

Arizonian Death Metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY Are Ready To Kick Off "Metal Alliance" Tour Next Week At SXSW!

Arizona Death Metal legion JOB FOR A COWBOY will kick off a five-and-a-half week stretch of North American dates on this year’s "Metal Alliance" Tour next week. The live rituals will commence on March 15 in Austin, Texas as part of South By Southwest 2012 and consume 35 more cities through April 21. The band will be joined by headliners Devildriver, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, 3 Inches Of Blood, Impending Doom and Wretched.

In addition, the furious quintet will play double duty on March 15 as they headline Metal Blade Records’ 30th Anniversary [unofficial] SXSW day party. Presented by Musicians InstituteAnnex (formerly Emo’s Annex) and co-sponsored by ‘stache media, the show will begin at 11:30am and devour ears until 6:00pm at the MI Annex. See all the dates below!

JOB FOR A COWBOY will release their brand NEW full-length, entitled 'Demonocracy', this Spring. Drenched in equal parts misanthropy and naked rage, the nine-track recording tackles a host of political/economic themes including media propaganda, the “war industry” and the staggering debts faced by America. Produced by Jason Seucof (Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Trivium) who recorded the band’s scorching 'Ruination' full-length, at Audiohammer Studios, and featuring the conceptual cover design by artist Brent Elliott White, 'Demonocracy', will be unearthed to North American fans on April 10, 2012 through Metal Blade Records.

If you missed it, you can still check out NEW single, “Nourishment Through Bloodshed" below. For pre-orders and info on special limited edition merch bundles, point your browser HERE.

'Demonocracy' Track Listing:

01. Children of Deceit
02. Nourishment Through Bloodshed
03. Imperium Wolves
04. Tongueless and Bound
05. Black Discharge
06. The Manipulation Stream
07. The Deity Misconception
08. Fearmonger
09. Tarnished Gluttony

- 3/15: Austin, TX @ SXSW / Scoot Inn
- 3/16: New Orleans, LA @ The Hangar
- 3/17: St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
- 3/18: Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
- 3/20: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
- 3/21: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
- 3/22: Danvers, MA @ Palace Ballroom
- 3/23: Montreal, QC @ Le National
- 3/24: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
- 3/25: Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
- 3/26: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
- 3/27: St Paul, MN @ Station-4
- 3/28: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
- 3/29: Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
- 3/30: Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
- 3/31: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
- 4/01: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
- 4/02: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
- 4/05: Oakland, CA @ The Pound
- 4/06: Hollywood, CA @ The Music Box
- 4/07: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
- 4/09: Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
- 4/10: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
- 4/11: Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
- 4/13: Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
- 4/15: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
- 4/16: Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
- 4/19: Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
- 4/20: Austin, TX @ Emo's East
- 4/21: Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

Related links:
Official Landing Page Of Job For A Cowboy
Job For A Cowboy's Official Site
Job For A Cowboy on Twitter

SOULFLY Have Another NEW Song For Your Ears - Listen To "Gladiator" Now!

SOULFLY's NEW album will be released via longtime label Roadrunner Records, which has been Soulfly's home for the course of its career. Make sure yo The label has also been Cavalera's home for the duration of his career, which began in the '80s as a member of Sepultura, who essentially rewrote the rules of Heavy Music when they arrived on the scene; Max continues to do the same today. Make sure you pick up 'Enslaved' on March 13th!

And hey, listen to "Gladiator" right now! This is yet another NEW crushing song from SOULFLY!

"Enslaved" standard CD features the following 11 tracks:

01. Resistance
02. World Scum
03. Intervention
04. Gladiator
05. Legions
06. American Steel
07. Redemption of Man By God
08. Treachery
09. Plata O Plomo
10. Chains
11. Revengeance

The digital-only edition includes the following three bonus tracks:

12. Slave
13. Bastard
14. Soulfly VIII

Soufly North American Tour With Five Finger Death Punch:

- Mar. 22: San Diego, CA at 4th & B (no Five Finger Death Punch, Soulfly headlining)
- Mar. 23: Las Vegas, NV at The Joint
- Mar. 24: Pomona, CA at The Fox Theater
- Mar. 26: Fresno, CA at Rainbow Ballroom
- Mar. 27: Modesto, CA at Modesto Centre Plaza
- Mar. 28: Redding, CA at Redding Convention Center
- Mar. 29: Portland, OR at Hawthorne Theater (no Five Finger Death Punch, Soulfly headlining, with Incite and Lody Kong)
- Mar. 30: Yakima, WA at Yakima Valley Sun Dome
- Mar. 31: Seattle, WA at Paramount Theater
- Apr. 01: Vancouver, BC at Rickshaw Theatre (no Five Finger Death Punch, Soulfly headlining)
- Apr. 02: Dawson Creek, BC at EnCana Events Centre
- Apr. 04: Calgary, AB at MacEwan Hall
- Apr. 05: Edmonton, AB at Shaw Conference Center
- Apr. 07: Regina, SK at Agribition
- Apr. 09: Winnipeg, MB at Burton Cummings Theatre
- Apr. 11: Rapid City, SD at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
- Apr. 12: Casper, WY at Casper Events Center

Related links:
Download Soulfly's NEW song "World Scum" for FREE
Soulfly's Official Site!

Check Out CANNIBAL CORPSE On The Cover Of Decibel Magazine’s Zombie Issue!

Death Metal monarchs CANNIBAL CORPSE grace the cover of the April 2012 edition of Decibel Magazine: The Zombie Issue! Their third time on the cover of one of Metal’s most extreme and revered publications finds bloodied growl-merchant George “Corpsgrinder” Fisher at war with the undead. Inside, author Chris Dick unearths a thoroughly absorbing ‘CORPSE dissertation that includes collective discussions about the creation of their monolithic NEW album, 'Torture', the band’s earliest encounters with censorship, artistic expression, facts and figures on one of the genre’s highest selling bands to date and, of course, the relevance of zombies in 2012. The issue hits newsstands on Thursday, March 8.

Earlier this week, Decibel hosted the official premiere of “Encased In Concrete,” the fourth track off Torture. Click here to listen to CANNIBAL CORPSE's NEW song "Encased In Concrete (courtesy of Decibel Magazine)"

'Torture' will be available to North American fans on March 13, 2012 via Metal Blade Records. For special Torture preorder packages, visit the band’s OFFICIAL LANDING PAGE.

CANNIBAL CORPSE U.S. Torture Tour 2012 with Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn, Arkaik:

- 4/05/2012: Freebird Live in Jacksonville, FL
- 4/6/2012: The Soapbox in Wilmington, NC
- 4/7/2012: Lincoln Theater in Raleigh, NC
- 4/08/2012: V Club Live in Huntington, WV
- 4/9/2012: The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC
- 4/10/2012: The Canal Club in Richmond, VA
- 4/12/2012: Higher Ground in South Burlington, VT
- 4/13/2012: The Club At Water Street in Rochester, NY
- 4/14/2012: The Cincinnati Metal Fest @ Bogart’s in Cincinnati, OH w/ CANNIBAL CORPSE, The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, Exhumed, Skeletonwitch, Abysmal Dawn, Hour Of Pennance, Arkaik
- 4/15/2012: The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI
- 4/16/2012: People’s Court in Des Moines, IA
- 4/17/2012: Slowdown in Omaha, NE
- 4/19/2012: The Scene-ary in Wichita, KS
- 4/20/2012: The Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, CO
- 4/21/2012: Mesa Theater & Club in Grand Junction, CO
- 4/22/2012: Top Deck in Farmington, NM
- 4/23/2012: The Rock in Tucson, AZ
- 4/24/2012: Tricky Falls in El Paso, TX
- 4/25/2012: Jake’s in Lubbock, TX
- 4/27/2012: The Blue Note in Columbia, MO
- 4/28/2012: Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City, OK w/ CANNIBAL CORPSE, Behemoth, Watain, Exhumed, The Devil’s Blood, In Solitude, Abysmal Dawn, Arkaik
- 4/29/2012: Newby’s in Memphis, TN
- 4/30/2012: Exit In in Nashville, TN
- 5/1/2012: Zydeco in Birmingham, AL
- 5/3/2012: Double Down in Gainesville, FL

'Torture' Track Listing:

01. Demented Aggression
02. Sarcophagic Frenzy
03. Scourge of Iron
04. Encased in Concrete
05. As Deep As the Knife Will Go
06. Intestinal Crank
07. Followed Home Then Killed
08. The Strangulation Chair
09. Caged…Contorted
10. Crucifier Avenged
11. Rabid
12. Torn Through

'Torture' will be released in North America on March 13, 2012.

Related links:
Click here to listen to CANNIBAL CORPSE's NEW song "Encased In Concrete (courtesy of Decibel Magazine)"
Official Facebook page of The Summer Slaughter Tour
Order Cannibal Corpse's NEW Album 'Torture'
Cannibal Corpse on Metal Blade Records
Cannibal Corpse on Facebook
Cannibal Corpse on YouTube
Cannibal Corpse on Twitter

Paolo Gregoletto Discusses The Evolution Of TRIVIUM, Touring With IN FLAMES & The Status Of Heavy Music!

Florida's TRIVIUM have been working very hard on their musical craft ever since their inception in 1999, and this is why they have reached a significant level of success. With the release of their latest album 'In Waves' (out now via Roadrunner Records), they have managed to establish their own signature sound. The band has recently concluded a very successful tour with Swedish Metallers IN FLAMES; both bands were joined by VEIL OF MAYA and KYNG!

During the bands tour stop at the Best Buy Theater in New York City on Saturday, February 18th, we had the chance to chat with TRIVIUM's own Paolo Gregoletto. Check out what Paolo has to say about the evolution of TRIVIUM, touring with IN FLAMES, and about the status of Heavy Music today. He also shares with you all some very useful tips on how to stay on top of your musical careers!

Video and Photo credit: Steve Lars from Creative Ventures International

Related links:
The Horns Up Rocks Recap of Mayhemfest in Hartford Connecticut

DEICIDE Brings The "March Of Death" Tour To New York City With A Voiceless Glen Benton - Images Available!

This past Saturday, March 6th, Death Metallers DEICIDE brought the "March Of Death 2012" tour to New York City's Irving Plaza. Joining DEICIDE were JUNGLE ROT, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, and LECHEROUS NOCTURNE.

While the expectations were very high, since DEICIDE is touring in support of their latest release, 'To Hell With God', the fans were pretty heart broken by having a voiceless Glen Benton on stage! Not only was he barely able to sing, but the crowd missed his infamous on stage blasphemy.

Remaining dates for SMN News presents: "March Of Death 2012" are below, so check to see when DEICIDE will be coming to a city near you!

- 3/7/12: Rochester, NY in Montage Music Hall
- 3/8/12: Cleveland, OH in Peabody's
- 3/9/12: Detroit, MI in Blondie's
- 3/10/12: Chicago, IL in Reggie's Rock Club
- 3/12/12: Winnipeg, MB: The Osbourne Village Inn
- 3/13/12: Regina, SK: The Exchange
- 3/14/12: Edmonton, AL: Starlite
- 3/15/12: Calgary, AL: Dickens
- 3/16/12: Kelowna , BC: Rutland Centennial Hall
- 3/17/12: Vancouver, BC: Rickshaw Theater
- 3/18/12: Seattle, WA: El Corazon
- 3/19/12: Portland, OR: Hawthorne Theatre
- 3/20/12: San Francisco, CA: The Grand Ballroom
- 3/21/12: West Hollywood, CA: House of Blues
- 3/22/12: Tempe, AZ: Clubhouse
- 3/23/12: Salt Lake City, UT: The Complex
- 3/24/12: Denver, CO: Bluebird Theater
- 3/26/12: Dallas, TX: Trees
- 3/27/12: Austin, TX: Emo's Alternative Lounging
- 3/28/12: New Orleans, LA: The Hangar
- 3/29/12: Orlando, FL: The Club at Firestone

Their NEW music video from the album, "Conviction". Directed by David Brodsky and Tim Kellen (Brodsky also handled editing duties while Kellen animated the video) and produced by MyGoodEye LLC, "Conviction" tells the story of front-man Glen Benton and his pursuit of Jesus, claymation-style. Watch their hellish descent into the depths of the underworld right now!

Related links:
Listen to the new Deicide album right here
Official Site of DEICIDE
Century Media Records